World Dairy Diary

Groundbreaking for New Holland Pavilions

nh-pavilions-68-editedGround was broke to mark the start of construction on the New Holland Pavilions at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. The 290,000 square foot expansion will create a state-of-the-art multi-use space, replacing again barn facilities.

“We are proud to partner with Dane County to build and provide what will be the premium livestock facility in the country, a tremendous upgrade that will benefit world class dairy, livestock, horses and other livestock throughout the year,” says Ade Hughes, Vice President New Holland North America. “This opportunity is a perfect fit for New Holland, considering the smart haymaking technologies we have brought to the marketplace that benefit so many animals across North America.”

The Alliant Energy Center is home to the World Dairy Expo and Midwest Horse Fair, as well as many livestock and equine shows. The new pavilions will have capacity to house more than 2,000 head of cattle and be versatile enough to include show rings for cattle and horse shows. They can be cleared to create open space accommodating for trade shows, a factor that will allow New Holland to conduct training activities. New Holland equipment will also be featured in the front reception area of the building.

Mark Clarke, Alliant Energy Center general manager, said, “The new space will enhance our ability to conduct world class activities here at the Alliant Energy Center. We’re excited to have New Holland Agriculture as a significant partner in our success moving forward.”

Construction on the project begins today and their goal is to have a ribbon cutting in just 30 weeks. Just in time for World Dairy Expo in early October.

Listen to or download the press conference here: New Holland Pavilions Groundbreaking Press Conference

Checkout photos from the event here: New Holland Pavilion Groundbreaking Ceremony

World Dairy Expo Receives Industry Recognition

TradeShow54 copyWorld Dairy Expo has been ranked 26th in Trade Show News Network’s Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States. Based on net square footage, this list recognizes the top 250 trade shows held in 2013 across all industries from agriculture and construction, to housewares and technology.

Covering more than 558,000 square feet of exhibit space at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis., Expo’s 2013 show hosted 843 exhibiting companies from 29 countries. The event drew more than 70,000 visitors from 92 countries who viewed the latest products, technologies, research and services available to dairy producers around the world. Each year Expo welcomes new companies to participate in the show “Where the Dairy Industry Meets”.

World Dairy Expo’s world-class trade show has long been recognized as a leader in the trade show industry and is anticipated to garner additional accolades for the 2013 show as they are announced. The 2012 show was ranked eighth in EXPO Magazine’s Top 25 Fast-Growth Shows of 2012; 22nd in Trade Show Executivemagazine’s Gold 100; and 26th in Trade Show News Network’s Top 250 Trade Shows in the US.

World Dairy Expo offers producers a wide array of venues to experience new innovations, gain knowledge and exchange ideas. Dairy enthusiasts from around the globe are invited to the Alliant Energy Center September 30 through October 4, 2014, to experience “Designer Dairy” at World Dairy Expo. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @WDExpo or #WDE14.

New Directors & Committee Members for World Dairy Expo

WDE_interface_2014_fWorld Dairy Expo’s Board of Directors and committees met March 3 and 4 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Representatives from across North America provided input on a multitude of topics related to hosting the annual dairy event.

The Board of Directors seated two new members at the annual meeting. Michael Schiller of Freeport, Minn., will represent Associated Milk Producers Inc., and Glen Easter of Laurens, S. C. will represent Dairy Farmers of America. The board includes a wide range of dairy exhibitors and industry representatives.

The Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Committee welcomed seven new members. Richard “RT” Thompson, Random Luck Farm, Darlington, Wis.; Steve Nuttleman, Adams Creek Farm, Bangor, Wis.; Jim Meyer, Holstein Association USA, Fairbury, Ill.; Billy Lattire, Lattire’s Twilite Farm, Lacey, Wash.; Nicky Rueth, Rosedale Genetics, Oxford, Wis.; Donna Mertz, Bear-Ayr Farm, Neosho, Wis.; and Dr. Sheila McGuirk, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine; Madison, Wis., will serve as the new representatives.

Three new industry representatives joined the Commercial Exhibitor Committee. They include Sandy Larson, Larson Acres, Evansville, Wis.; Holly Parr, Organic Valley, LaFarge, Wis., and Danielle Brown, Select Sires, Inc., Plain City, Ohio. These new committee members joined 20 others who represent exhibiting companies to guide Expo’s Trade Show policies and logistics.

World Dairy Expo offers producers a wide array of venues to experience new innovations, gain knowledge and exchange ideas. Dairy enthusiasts from around the globe are invited to the Alliant Energy Center September 30 through October 4, 2014, to experience “Designer Dairy” at World Dairy Expo. Visit worlddairyexpo.com for the latest schedule details or follow us on Facebook and Twitter and follow the conversation with #WDE14.

World Dairy Expo 2014 Honorees Announced

WDE_interface_2014_fWorld Dairy Expo (WDE) along with the dairy industry will honor four exemplary dairy leaders this fall at the annual Dinner with the Stars Recognition Banquet held in conjunction with the global event in Madison, Wis.

“Nominated by their industry peers, these leaders were selected for their outstanding contributions to the industry”, shared Scott Bentley, WDE General Manager. “Expo is truly excited to recognize them and share their life stories and impact with the dairy community.”

The 2014 World Dairy Expo Recognition Award honorees are:
– Dairy Woman of the Year – Pam Bolin, Beaver Creek Farm, Clarksville, Iowa
– Dairyman of the Year – James S. Huffard III, Huffard Dairy Farms; Duchess Dairy, Crockett, Va.
– Industry Person of the Year – Dr. Curtis P. Van Tassell, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory, Beltsville, Md.
– International Person of the Year – Lowell D. Lindsay, Retired, Semex Alliance, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

These four award recipients will be honored at a formal celebration, including a reception and banquet on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Tickets for this industry gala will be available at a later date.

World Dairy Expo is recognized as a catalyst for the dairy industry. More than 70,000 dairy producers and industry experts from 92 countries attended last year to experience the latest innovations and exchange ideas. The world-class event includes 2,500 head of North American dairy cattle competing on the famed “colored shavings,” more than 850 exhibiting companies participating in the renowned trade show, Expo Seminars, Virtual Farm Tours and exciting youth competitions. The 2014 World Dairy Expo theme is “Designer Dairy” and will be held September 30 through October 4 in Madison. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or follow us on Facebook.

New Holland Livestock Pavilion Coming Soon

2013_NHAgNHC_logosIn support of their strong support of dairy and livestock producers, New Holland Agriculture & Construction is proud to announce an agreement with the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. to secure naming rights for new livestock pavilions that will be built on the grounds beginning next year.

“New Holland’s legacy is strong in hay tools, tractors and skid steer loaders that dairy and livestock producers use every day,” says Abe Hughes, New Holland Agriculture & Construction Vice President, North America. “New Holland is thrilled to have its name on the buildings that will house some of the world’s most elite dairy and livestock animals these producers work so hard to raise in one of the most important states for dairy and livestock in the country.”

Construction of the New Holland Livestock Pavilion will begin in April 2014 with completion expected in September. When completed, the buildings will span more than 300,000 square feet and be home to a variety of dairy and livestock animals housed during shows and expositions held on the Alliant Energy Center grounds. This includes the cows housed during World Dairy Expo, where more than 2,000 animals come together each year for the world’s premier dairy event.

“The Alliant Energy Center is the place to be for premiere agriculture events—from the World Dairy Expo and the Midwest Horse Fair to the Dane County Fair,” said Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive. “We’re honored to build on that reputation with New Holland Agriculture & Construction. Partnerships like this one have been key to developing the exciting expansion planned for the Alliant Energy Center grounds.”

In addition to naming rights to the livestock pavilion, New Holland will also have an opportunity to showcase New Holland equipment throughout the year as well as have access to the facilities for training and a variety of dealer and customer events.

“We understand the value that the Alliant Energy Center brings to those who participate in and attend World Dairy Expo, but also to the hundreds of thousands of other exhibitors and visitors throughout the year who attend other livestock events, horse shows, county fairs and other activities,” says Hughes.

Nominate 2014 World Dairy Expo Person of the Year

2014 World Dairy Expo LogoExpo exhibitors, dairy producers, academic staff and dairy organizations are encouraged to nominate people who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and excellence with their farming operation or the industry for the 2014 World Dairy Expo Person of the Year award. You have until February 15 to make your nominations.

Individuals will be honored at the Dinner with the Stars during World Dairy Expo on Wednesday, October 1, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. Tickets for this gala celebration, honoring the accomplishments of these four international dairy leaders, will be available for purchase at a later date.

Award areas include:
The Dairy Woman and Dairyman of the Year – Presented to individuals who are active dairy producers and whose primary source of income is derived from their dairy operation. Her/his farming operation needs to demonstrate and excel in the breeding of quality animals and efficient production. Progressive management practices, along with involvement in community, government activities, breed organizations and other aspects of the dairy industry will also be considered.

The Industry Person of the Year – Recognizes an individual for excellence in research, development, education, marketing or other fields that are part of the dairy industry.

The International Person of the Year – Is honored for significantly contributing to international relations, business development, trade or cooperation in the dairy industry.

Official applications and lists of previous winners are available on the Expo website. Applications may also be requested from World Dairy Expo office by calling 608-224-6455 or via email at wde@wdexpo.com.

2014 World Dairy Expo Judges & Associates Selected

WDE_interface_2014_fThe World Dairy Expo is ready to announce the official slate of 16 dairy cattle judges for the 2014 event. These experts will evaluate over 2,500 head of North America’s dairy cattle during the five-day show.

Exhibitors work year-round to prepare their livestock for the opportunity to compete at this level. Awards are given out to the best in eight breeds and the coveted ultimate Supreme Champion. The event takes place September 30 – October 4th at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI.

The 2014 World Dairy Expo judges are as follows:
International Ayrshire Show
Lead Judge: David Wallace, Beloit, Wis.
Associate Judge: Gary Bowers, Coaticook, Quebec

International Brown Swiss Show
Lead Judge: Eric Topp, Wapakoneta, Ohio
Associate Judge: Sherry Smith, Glenford, Ohio

International Guernsey Show
Lead Judge: Dale Chupp, Inola, Okla.
Associate Judge: Robert Yeoman, Dover, Okla.

International Holstein Show
Lead Judge: Paul Trapp, Taylor, Wis.
Associate Judge: Pat Conroy, Angola, Ind.

International Junior Holstein Show
Lead Judge: Molly Sloan, Columbus, Wis.
Associate Judge: Roger Turner, Sun Prairie, Wis.

International Jersey Show
Lead Judge: Nathan Thomas, North Lewisburg, Ohio
Associate Judge: Jeff Brown, Jackson Center, Ohio

International Milking Shorthorn Show
Lead Judge: Michael Heath, Westminster, Md.
Associate Judge: Jack Lomeo, Jr., Lowville, N.Y.

International Red & White Show
Lead Judge: Callum McKinven, Canton de Hatley, Quebec
Associate Judge: David Crack, Jr., Richmond, Quebec

As many know the World Dairy Expo is recognized as the largest dairy-focused event in the world. This year’s theme is “Designer Dairy.” The newest dairy industry innovations and research concepts will be unveiled in the trade show where over 850 companies will be on display. There will also be Expo Seminars, Virtual Farm Tours and youth competitions. Visit WorldDairyExpo.com for more info.

2014 Expo Judges Announced

2014 WDE ExpoThe slate of 2014 lead judges for World Dairy Expo have been announced.

International Ayrshire Show
Lead Judge: David Wallace, Beloit, Wis.

International Brown Swiss
Lead Judge: Eric Topp, Wapakoneta, Ohio

International Guernsey Show
Lead Judge: Dale Chupp, Inola, Okla.

International Holstein Show
Lead Judge: Paul Trapp, Taylor, Wis.

International Junior Holstein Show
Lead Judge: Molly Sloan, Columbus, Wis.

International Jersey Show
Lead Judge: Nathan Thomas, North Lewisburg, Ohio

International Milking Shorthorn Show
Lead Judge: Michael Heath, Westminster, Md.

International Red & White Show
Lead Judge: Callum McKinven, Canton de Hatley, Quebec

Source: World Dairy Expo

Expo Honors Five

2012 World Dairy ExpoFive individuals were bestowed Friends of Expo honors for their outstanding service supporting World Dairy Expo. Honorees included Jeannie Marshall and Joe Feigley, AgSource; Dr. Mark Zidon, University of Wisconsin-Platteville; Ted Woodstock, Silk Screen Advertising and Diane Nichols, American Red Cross.

Jeannie Marshall and Joe Feigley were recognized for their many years of work supporting the National 4-H and Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contests. Both of them have been instrumental in developing software to process and calculate the thousands of score cards of contest participants. The pair has volunteered for over 20 years to calculate and rank more than 4,500 youth contest participants.

Each year, the Central National FFA Contests draw thousands of FFA members from across the Midwest to Expo. For more than 20 years, Dr. Mark Zidon has been the superintendent for these four contests. He oversees the volunteer team that provides a series of competitive educational contests for FFA members, including the Central National Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, Showmanship Contest, Dairy Products Contest and World Forage Management Cup. Arranging the contest guidelines, registrations, judging, scoring and results are just a few of the key responsibilities that he has supervised over the years, ensuring a meaningful, hands-on experience for these high school students.

Ted Woodstock has provided outstanding customer service to World Dairy Expo for the hundreds of signs and unique screen printed items needed for each year’s event. For many years, he has worked behind the scenes to provide a wide variety of materials including indoor and outdoor signage and novelty checks for the Dairy Cattle Show. Ted has even assisted in creating last minute booth promotional materials for Trade Show companies.

World Dairy Expo’s live streaming coverage of the Dairy Cattle Show is viewed by cattle producers around the world, as well as Expo attendees across the grounds during the event. Diane Nichols has worked behind the scenes in directing ringside cameras during the cattle shows, ensuring the animals are captured on camera. Her previous experience on World Dairy Expo’s staff has provided her with the knowledge and eye for getting the right angles on the top contending animals within each class as over 2, 200 head of cattle parade across the famed colored shavings. Diane has spent hundreds of hours watching the cattle shows and working with the video crew.

Source: World Dairy Expo

2014 World Dairy Expo Theme

The theme for the 2014 World Dairy Expo is “Designer Dairy.” The show will run from September 30 – October 4, 2014.

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Danhof Wins Herdsman Award

World Dairy Expo 2013Congratulations to Jason Danhof, Waukon, Iowa, the winner of the 2013 A.C. “Whitie” Thomson Memorial Award. The award honors the herdsman/showman who exhibits exemplary leadership and sportsmanship throughout the show.

Danhof grew up on his family’s Guernsey Farm in Marshfield, Wis. He is the oldest of three children, his parents, Tom and Renee Danhof, ran a small Guernsey operation and exhibited animals at the Minnesota State Fair, World Dairy Expo, North American International Livestock Exposition, as well as local and state shows. Danhof graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1998 with a degree in Dairy Science. While exhibiting at the World Dairy Expo, Danhof has exhibited class winners in three breeds, including the 1996 Grand Champion Guernsey of the Junior Show at World Dairy Expo, Dannys Frank Peaches.

For over 25 years, Danhof has immersed himself into all aspects of the dairy industry becoming internationally recognized as a premier dairy cattle developer. He has worked with many top registered dairy cattle breeders throughout the U.S., as well as breeders in 16 different countries. He also works with several artificial insemination organizations and many other merchandizing professionals throughout the world.

Danhof can be described as a humble, driven professional always striving to accomplish goals and provide value to clients. He enjoys working with youth and has assisted at judging and fitting clinics nationally. He is always willing to take time to teach youth and others within the industry about fitting and marketing while sharing his passion for the dairy industry.

Source: World Dairy Expo

Krull Wins Merle Howard Award

World Dairy Expo 2013Congratulations to Cassy Krull on winning the 2013 Merle Howard Award. The daughter of the Cindy Krull and the late Brian Krull of Lake Mills, Wis., Krull is the tenth person to receive this honor. The Merle Howard Award is presented to the top junior exhibitor at World Dairy Expo who demonstrates exemplary skills in fitting, showmanship and overall passion for the dairy industry.

This 20-year-old is a critical member in operating her family’s 800-acre dairy farm in southeast Wisconsin and is involved in all phases of the operation. Additionally, she gained valuable experience in 2011 and 2012 when she worked for Ron and Christy Ratliff’s Jersey herd in Garnett, Kan.

A very talented leadsperson and equally gifted with the clipper, Krull recently won showmanship and fitting competitions at her local county fair on her way to being named Supreme Champion Showman. Additionally, she placed among the top five in showmanship competitions at World Dairy Expo, the Wisconsin State Fair, and was named Supreme Champion Showman at the Southern National Show. Krull also is the first woman to be a leads person at World Dairy Expo’s World Classic Sale.

In junior breed programs, Krull was named a Distinguished Younger Junior Member by Holstein Association USA in 2010 and just this year, she was named the 58th National Jersey Youth Achievement Award winner. Previously, she served as the National Jersey Queen.

A young leader, Krull was elected the Wisconsin Junior Activities Committee and was employed by the 2013 Red & White Dairy Cattle Association as their summer intern. Additionally, she served on the All- American Jersey Show Activities Committee. Krull is a sophomore majoring in animal science and agri-business at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Source: World Dairy Expo

Ekstein Wins Master Breeder Award

World Dairy Expo 2013Congratulations to Paul Ekstein of Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada, who was selected by the Klussendorf Association as the fifth recipient of the Robert “Whitey” McKown Master Breeder Award. This award recognizes a well-managed breeder herd that has been successful at showing and judging, while emphasizing all qualities of the Klussendorf Award, including ability, character, endeavor and sportsmanship.

Ekstein, who immigrated with his parents to Canada from Czechoslovakia as a child, is known for his passion for breeding, showing and developing outstanding Holsteins. In the beginning of his career, Ekstein was building his seed business, Quality Seeds Ltd., while housing his cattle at Sunny Maple Farms. It wasn’t until 1980 that all of his hard work materialized into a farm on 650 acres of land and his herd, Quality Holsteins, in the barn. Currently, Quality Holsteins is 95 percent homebred.

Ekstein is said to have an “innate ability to see potential in cows.” This keen eye led him to purchase Plushanski Valiant Fran, the dam of seven Excellent and 29 Very Good daughters, and five Excellent and 10 Very Good sons. Fran’s legacy of producing stellar offspring earned her 35 stars and the title of the highest Star Brood cow in Canada for many years.

In his career, Paul Ekstein has bred 200 Excellents: 163 females and 37 males. He has been awarded three Master Breeder awards, along with being inducted into the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame. Quality Holsteins has been honored with the title of All Canadian Breeders Herds eight times in the last 23 years. All of these accomplishments, along with Paul’s dedication to breeding and developing superior Holsteins and his passion for doing so, earned him the honor of McKown Master Breeder.

Source: World Dairy Expo

Caverly Wins Klussendorf-MacKenzie Award

World Dairy Expo 2013Congratulations to Richard Caverly, Benton, Maine, who was the winner of the coveted Klussendorf-MacKenzie Award presented during the 47th World Dairy Expo, in memory of Duncan McKenzie, 1961 Klussendorf winner.

This Northeast U.S. native has traveled the world working with great cows and he always made them his priority, no matter who owns them. Many dairy enthusiasts will recognize the cows Caverly worked with as household names in the industry — Gold Prize, Nadine, Melanie, Delilah, Ashlyn, Victoria, Veronica and Frannie. Those who have followed the show at World Dairy Expo will know there are four Supreme Champions on that list. And Glenamore Gold Prize holds a special place in the heart of this Maine native as he worked with her all five times she was Grand Champion at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

The 23rd Duncan MacKenzie Award winner’s journey began on his home farm where he worked with the famous 97-point Ayrshire cow Belladina and the 1978 World Dairy Expo Champion Helga. Caverly then went on to work for farms in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, as well as for dairymen in Brazil. In 2001, Caverly became the first herdsman for Arethusa Farm in Connecticut.

Since then, he moved back to his home state and works for the 1,700-cow Flood Brothers Dairy. In addition, he and his wife, Beverly, have a small herd called Wyman Dairy which consists of Ayrshires and Holsteins. The herd included Sweet Pepper Black Francesca, the two-time Ayrshire Grand Champion at World Dairy Expo.

Above all these accomplishments, Caverly exemplifies all the principles of a Duncan MacKenzie recipient as to character, sportsmanship, ability, and endeavor.

Source: World Dairy Expo

Doc Snider Newest Honorary Klussendorf Member

World Dairy Expo 2013Congratulations to Dr. Gerald Snider, Goshen, Ind., for being named the 15th Honorary Member of the Klussendorf Association.

Snider, known to many of his peers has Doc Snider, graduated from Michigan State with a degree in veterinary medicine in 1957. From that time forward, he traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada specializing in dairy cattle herd health and reproduction.

Known widely in embryo transfer circles, Dr. Gerald Snider’s research team which included Dr. Robert Baker and Dr. H.E. Leipold was the first to use embryo transfer as a method to determine the presence of a genetic defect. In 1979, he co-authored research papers which appeared in the American Veterinary Medical Association on the genetic defect now known commonly as mule foot.

In 1980, Snider expanded his professional career and formed Embryo Futures, Inc. The corporation provided technical expertise and strategy for the development of Select Embryos of Plain City, Ohio. Embryo Futures, through Snider’s leadership, was involved extensive research in embryo physiology and sexing efforts.

From there he became a member of the board of directors and veterinary medical director of G.C. Hanford, Co., a pharmaceutical company located in Syracuse, N.Y. He was also the veterinary research director and a board member of Sycamore Hill Research Farm, a research facility for development of pharmaceuticals.

Doc Snider is also well known for his own herd of dairy cattle. Throughout the years, Snider has developed national grand champions in four different breeds. With his dairy farm partners, he also bred four different bulls on the Holstein Top 100 TPI list. More recently, Doc Snider and his wife, Shari, were named Master Breeders by the Red & White Dairy Cattle Association and Honorary members of the Indiana Holstein Association.

Source: World Dairy Expo

N.Y.’s Conard Wins Klussendorf Trophy

World Dairy Expo 2013Congratulations to Wayne Conard, Sharon Springs, N.Y., who was named the 72nd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

The award is in memory of Arthur B. Klussendorf, considered the outstanding showman of his time and a model for all those who have followed him. Conard’s selection was made by members of the Klussendorf Memorial Association, formed in 1937, at its annual meeting held earlier this week in Madison, Wis. He received the silver trophy designed by Tiffany Jewelers of New York City.

This year’s Klussendorf winner’s show exhibit always presents the appearance of pride, cleanliness and cow comfort. As a youth, Conard won New York State’s Master Showman Award as he continued to work with his family’s dairy. As a young adult, he had the opportunity to broaden his knowledge of cattle care, pedigrees and marketing when he worked with the Backus Organization, Tom Coyne and Hanover Hills Sales, gaining experience from high-profile cow people.

Under Wayne’s leadership, his family’s Ridgedale dairy operation gathered an impressive string of accomplishments. Ridgedale was the 1987 winner of the All-Canadian Breeder’s herd. In 1992, Wayne won the MacKenzie award winner with his late brother Willis. Wayne also bred what is believed to be the Holstein breed’s only three consecutive generation EX-95 cow family. The cows are named Example, Estelle and Estel. Additionally, the Ridgedale herd is consistently one of the nation’s highest BAA herds and has bred a number of All-New York and All-American nominations.

In addition to the 72nd Klussendorf winner’s Ridgedale herd’s accomplishments, Wayne is a trusted leadsman for others. Over the years, he has been on the halter of winners for Hanover Hill, Top Acres and most recently for the All-American and World Dairy Expo Champion Brown Swiss exhibited by Elite Dairy. Wayne and his wife, Jen, are parents of two sons, Cy, 18, and Isaac, 8.

Source: World Dairy Expo

Holstein is Supreme at 2013 Expo

World Dairy Expo 2013Congratulations to Ty-D Holsteins, Drolet & Fils, Ferme Jacobs, A. & R. Boulet, Inc. of Cap-Sante, Quebec for winning the Supreme Champion title with their Holstein cow, Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn.

Maya was named the winning Six-Year-Old & Older Cow, Senior Champion and Champion Bred and Owned of the 2013 International Holstein Show. This Excellent 95-point cow is out of Bonaccueil Maya Thunder and sired by Braedale Goldwyn.

KHW Regiment Apple-3-ETN, owned by Westcoast Holsteins of Chilliwack, British Columbia, took home the honor of Reserve Supreme Champion for 2013. Apple 3 dominated, earning the title Grand Champion of the 2013 International Red & White Show, and she was named winning Four-Year-Old Cow and Senior Champion. This Very Good 89-point cow third clone of KHW Regiment Apple-ET, out of Kamps Hollow Altitude-ET, and was sired by Carrousel Regiment-Red. Westcoast Holsteins, located in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Source: World Dairy Expo

Jersey is Supreme Champion of Junior Show

World Dairy Expo 2013Congratulations to siblings Nic, Jeni, Ben & Andy Sauder of River Valley Dairy of Tremont, Ill. for exhibiting the Supreme Champion of the Junior Show, Willdina Jade Bee.

Bee kicked off Expo as winner of her Five-Year-Old class, and went on to win both Grand and Senior Champion of the Jersey Junior Show. Bee was bred by Willdina Farms in Bowmanville, Ontario, sired by Giprat Belles Jade and the daughter of Hermitage Duaiseoir Bette. Bee is classified Excellent 91.

The Reserve Supreme Champion of the Junior Show was Cleland Advent Korie-Red-ET, exhibited by Joseph, Zacharia, Jerome & Darian Stransky and Ryan Lauber of Owatonna, Minn. Korie was the Grand Champion Red & White Holstein and winning Aged Cow of the Junior Show. Korie was bred by Jim and Vicky Cleland of Clinton, Wis. She is sired by KHW Kite Advent-RED-ET and is the daughter of Cleland VRR Kyran-Red-ET.

Source: World Dairy Expo

Maya Champion of Holstein Show

World Dairy Expo 2013Congratulations to Ty-D Holsteins, Drolet & Fils, Ferme Jacobs, A. & R. Boulet, Inc who exhibited the grand champion cow of the International Holstein Show. Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn was the winner of the Six-Year-Old & Older Cow class, as well as the Champion Bred and Owned cow, and received the Udder Comfort $1,000 Cash Award.

Cookview Goldwyn Monique received the Reserve Grand Champion honors for the second consecutive year at the International Holstein Show. Monique was exhibited by Jeff Butler, Joe & Amber Price, of Chebanse, Ill. Monique also took home the title of Reserve Senior Champion and Four-Year-Old class winner.

Ferme Jacobs of Cap-Sante, Quebec takes home the honor of Premier Breeder for the third year in a row, and won titles for Best Three Females for both junior and open. Milksource Genetics of Kaukauna, Wis. has been awarded the honor of Premier Exhibitor. Braedale Goldwyn was named Premier Sire for the 2013 International Holstein Show, his sixth consecutive year of receiving this honor.

Justin Burdette, of Mercersburg, Pa., with the help of Associate Judge Gus Schwartzbeck, of Union Bridge, Md., placed a total of 412 animals.

See entire show results from the International Holstein Show here.

Source: World Dairy Expo

Historic Red & White Show

World Dairy Expo 2013The International Red & White Show grand champion cow was KHW Regiment Apple-3-Red-ETN, owned by Westcoast Holsteins of Chilliwack, British Columbia. Apple-3-Red ETN was the third clone of reserve grand and reserve senior grand champion, KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET, and the winning cow of the Four-Year-Old class – receiving the Udder Comfort $1,000 Grand Champion Cash Award.

The reserve grand and reserve senior grand champion Apple-Red-ET, owned and exhibited by Apple Partners of Edgerton, Wis., was not only the original Apple-Red, but was also the dam of the Honorable Mention cow. Standing out above the others, she took home the blue ribbon in 125,000 lbs. Cow Class.

Judge Michael Heath of Westminster, Md., and Associate Judge Mike Berry of Albany, Ore., placed a total of 72 junior Red & Whites, out of a total of 250 Red & White entries.

See entire show results from the International Red & White Show here.

Source: World Dairy Expo


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