Canadian Jersey genetics at the 2011 World Dairy Expo
the 2011 World Dairy Expo!!
A banner showing for Canadian Jerseys at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday, October 4 and Wednesday, October 5, 2011. A total of 361 head (149 heifers and 212 cows) were paraded before judge Hank Van Exel and his Associate Nathan Thomas over the two-day show.
Grand Champion honours were bestowed upon 4 year old PINE HAVEN SSM MARMIE, exhibited by River Valley Jerseys of Illinois. MARMIE was bred by Pine Haven Farm Ltd of Oxford, Nova Scotia, and has a celebrated show record to date including 2010 All Canadian Senior 3 Year Old, 2010 World Dairy Expo Intermediate Champion, 2009 World Dairy Expo Intermediate Champion, and 2008 Reserve All Canadian Milking Yearling.
Accompanying PINE HAVEN SSM MARMIE in the Grand Champion line-up were Reserve Champion HILLACRES MORRAE MARYLAND, exhibited by Budjon Farms and Peter Vail of Lomira, Wisconsin, and Honourable Mention FREDERICK 2783 ADVENTURE, exhibited by S Lackey, H Rader, G Iager and C & E Walton of Pleasant Plain, Ohio.
Intermediate Champion of the show was SEPTEMBER STAR IMPULS, exhibited by Buster Goff of Hobbs, New Mexico. Reserve Intermediate Champion was awarded toMARLAU COMERICA FABIENNE, exhibited by Lookout, N Suitor, G Vance and F J S Jerseys of Canton de Hatley Quebec, and Honourable Mention Intermediate Champion went to ELECTRAS EMERALD STAR-ET, exhibited by C Fisher, C & R Burdette and P Stiles of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.
The Junior Champion banner was awarded to ARETHUSA TEQUILA VELVETEEN, exhibited by Arethusa Farm of Litchfield, Connecticut. Reserve Junior Champion went toJEWELS IATOLA SUNRISE, exhibited by Gene Iager and Kevin Ehrhardt of Fulton, Maryland. And for Honourable Mention Junior Champion, Judges Van Exel and Thomas selected GRETZ REMAKE MISSY-ET, exhibited by Jake and Annie Vander Meulen of Wooler, Ontario.
Other top-three finishes with a “Canadian Connection” include the following:
- 3rd Place Winter Heifer – SLEEGERHOLM TEQUILA SUNRISE, exhibited by Ernest Kueffner & Terri Packard of Litchfield, Connecticut, bred by Mike Sleegers of Belmont, Ontario
- 1st Place Spring Yearling – LOOKOUT BLACKSTONE TREASURE, exhibited by Lookout & F J S Jerseys of Canton de Hatley, Quebec
- 2nd Place Spring Yearling – LOOKOUT REAGAN GLO, exhibited by Lookout & Rapid Bay of Canton de Hatley, Quebec
- 3rd Place Winter Yearling – AVONLEA CF BABY BLUSH-ET, exhibited by Jordan & Whitney Ebert of Algoma, Wisconsin, bred by Avonlea & Cybil Fisher of Brighton, Ontario
- 2nd Place Fall Yearling – ROSALEA GUNNER JANIE, exhibited by Dawn Sharts, Greenwich, New York, bred by John Nixon, Rockwood, Ontario
- 3rd Place Fall Yearling – SELECT MENTHOR SARA, exhibited by Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, Vermont, bred by Marcel Choiniere, Saint Alphonse-De-Granby, Quebec
- 3rd Place Fall Yearling In Milk – HOLLYLANE RENAISSANCE TAMIKA-ET, exhibited by Valery Silva of Beaver, Oregon, bred by Hollylane Jerseys of Corbyville, Ontario
- 3rd Place Senior 3 Year Old – WILLDINA JADE BEE, exhibited by Nic, Jeni, Ben & Andy Sauder of Tremont IL, bred by John DeVries of Bowmanville, Ontario
- 3rd Place 5 Year Old – VANDENBERG SOCRATES DINA, exhibited by Cybil Fisher & Avonlea of Brighton, Ontario
- 2nd Place 100,000 lb Cow – HURONIA CENTURION VERONICA 20J, exhibited by Arethusa Farm, Litchfield, Connecticut, bred by Huronia Jerseys & Kenkare Jerseys of Auburn, Ontario
Congratulations to all Jersey Canada exhibitors at the 2011 World Dairy Expo! Our country was well represented in nearly every class on the Coloured Shavings, as our quality genetics were showcased internationally!
For World Dairy Expo show results, please visit http://www.worlddairyexpo.com/ and click on the “Dairy Cattle Show & Sales” tab.