Holsteins Rise to Top at All-American Dairy Show

9/21/2013 7:00 AM
By Charlene M. Shupp Espenshade Special Sections Editor

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The team of judges at the 50th All-American Dairy Show last week in Harrisburg had a thing for Holsteins, selecting the three champions in that breed as the best of the best.

Whitaker Stormatic Rae-ET, the senior champion exhibited by Craig Walton and Gene Iager of Pleasant View, Ohio, was named supreme champion. The cow was first selected as the grand champion of the Holstein show. She topped 1,212 entries competing in seven national breed shows.

Rae also won at the All-American in 2010 as the reserve intermediate champion and was the reserve grand champion in 2012. The cow was also the reserve intermediate champion at the 2010 World Dairy Expo.

The 6-year-old and over class winner is scored as excellent-94 with an udder score of excellent-98.

Along with the supreme champion banner, Iager and Walton received a cash prize of $3,000.

The other breed champions in the supreme champion pageant were:

Ayshire — Melody-Lane Burdette Sally, exhibited by Kaylyn Wood, Saranac, N.Y.

Brown Swiss — Cutting Edge B Gretchen-ET, exhibited by Elite Dairy, Copake, N.Y.

Guernsey — Lavon Farms Gemin Jill, exhibited by Lavon Farms, Plano, Texas.

Jersey — Stoney Point Excitation Jamie, exhibited by Andy Sauder, Tremont, Ill.

Milking Shorthorn — Halpins Mona II, exhibited by Mike Halpin, Kempton, Ill.

Red & White — Lookout Advent Flicka Red, exhibited by Chris and Jennifer Hill, Richard Green, and Trent Valley Holsteins, Thurmont, Md.

In the supreme best bred and owned contest, Savage-Leigh Gold Leona-ET returned to the center of the ring. Leona was the supreme champion of Premier National Junior Show earlier in the week. The cow is owned by Chase Savage of Union Bridge, Md. In addition to the junior show winnings, Savage earned the use of a cattle trailer from M.H. Eby Inc. for one year.

Leona is scored excellent-92 and was an All-American senior 3-year-old and part of the nominated All-American group classes senior best three females and produce of dam.

The other best bred and owned breed representatives were:

Ayshire — Palmyra Ragimore EV B GiGi-ET, exhibited by Els, Ragimore Trust, Volschenk and Palmyra Farm, Hagerstown, Md.

Brown Swiss — Cutting Edge B Gretchen-ET, exhibited by Elite Dairy, Copake, N.Y.

Guernsey — Lavon Farms Gemin Jill, exhibited by Lavon Farms, Plano, Texas.

Jersey — WF Attaboy Apple Pie, exhibited by Laura Jackson, Clear Brook, Va.

Milking Shorthorn — Halpins Mona II, exhibited by Mike Halpin, Kempton, Ill.

Red & White — GreenLea ADV Cara Red-ET, exhibited by Richard Green, Middletown, Del.

Gene Iager returned to the winner’s circle with Chris and Jennifer Hill of Thurmont, Md. with their spring yearling Holstein, Cameron Ridge Atwood Beauty. This supreme champion heifer was the junior champion at the Ohio Spring Show this year. In addition to the junior supreme champion award, Iager and the Hills also received a cash prize of $750.

The other junior champions in the supreme drive were:

Ayshire — Palmyra Dreamer R Ginger, exhibited by Kayla Lenhart, Thurmont, Md.

Brown Swiss — Dochaven Pete Snickers, exhibited by Jeff McKissick, New Castle, Pa.

Guernsey — Springhill Mentor Jazzy-ET, exhibited by Marshall Overholt, Big Prairie, Ohio

Jersey — South Mountain Tequila Sangria-ET, exhibited by Ernest Kueffer and Terri Packard, Boonsboro, Md.

Milking Shorthorn — Buckeye Knoll Liriano Plum Amazing EXP-ET, exhibited by Sarah Rhoades, Greenville, Ohio

Red & White — L-Maples Hvezda Callie-Red, exhibited by Cooper Galton, Nunda, N.Y.


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