NY Cow Brings Home Big Win

9/21/2013 7:00 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Cutting Edge B Gretchen ET, exhibited by Peter Vail and Ken Main of Elite Dairy of Copake, N.Y., was named the Brown Swiss grand and senior champion of the Open Show held Sept. 10-11 at the 2013 All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg.

“This cow displays the best quality udder,” said show judge Eric Troop. “She is deep, long and extremely dairy. She’s just a beautiful cow.”

Ben Sparrow of Owenton, Ky., earned reserve grand champion with Frosted Sieg Wammy ET. The cow was also reserve senior champion and best 5-year-old.

The junior 3-year-old, Top Acres Garbo Wanda-ET, exhibited by Brian Sparling of Ralston, Pa., was named intermediate champion.

Darrin Hill of Cattaraugus, N.Y., exhibited the reserve intermediate champion, Cutting Edge S Tease, also the first place junior 2-year-old.

Jeffery McKissick of New Castle, Pa., showed the junior champion, Dochaven Pete Snickers, also the best fall calf. He also earned the best junior female bred and owned at this year’s show.

Reserve junior champion went to Dylan Coleman of Ronks, Pa., with his first place winter yearling, PA Lyn-Leigh Denver Topsy.

First-place winners of the Open Brown Swiss Show are as follows:

Spring Calf

Cutting Edge T Sunbeam, Michael Barton, Copake, N.Y.

Winter Calf

Osbornbros Dill 28220, Lauren Osborn, Auburn, N.Y.

Fall Calf

Dochaven Pete Snickers, Jeffery McKissick, New Castle, Pa.

Summer Yearling

Glad Ray Tanbark Tease, Chris and Jenifer Hill, Thurmont, Md.

Spring Yearling

Rose Lane Jetway Damsel ET, Lindsey Rucks, Okeechobee, Fl.

Winter Yearling

PA lyn-Leigh Denver Topsy, Dyan Coleman, Ronks, Pa.

Fall Yearling

Hills Valley Brooking Cobra, Richard Sharer, Lacyville, Pa.

Junior Champion

Dochaven Pete Snickers, Jeffery McKissick, New Castle, Pa.

Reserve Junior Champion

PA lyn-Leigh Denver Topsy, Dyan Coleman, Ronks, Pa.

Dry Cow

Hills Valley MVP Gander, Richard Sharer, Laceyville, Pa.

Yearling Heifer in Milk

Old Mill Supreme Fudge ET, Allen Bassler Jr., Upperville, Va.

2 Year Old Futurity

Four Seasons PO Darcy, Jordan Kennedy, Butler, Pa.

Junior 2-Year-Old

Cutting Edge S Tease ET, Darin Hill, Cattaraugus, N.Y.

Senior 2-Year-Old

Cutting Edge P Sherry, Michael Barton, Copake, N.Y.

Junior 3-Year-Old

Top Acres Garbo Wanda ET, Brian Sparling, Ralston, Pa.

Senior 3-Year-Old

Jo-Dee Premium Nickelback ET, Elite Dairy, Copake, N.Y.


Cutting Edge B Gretchen ET, Elite Dairy, Copake, N.Y.


Frosted Sieg Wammy ET, Ben Sparrow, Owenton, Ky.

6-Years-Old & Older

Blue Heaven Snoball Twin-ET, Justin Whitney, Fort Ann, N.Y.

Component Merit

Oak Spring Vicky, Oak Spring Dairy, Upperville, Va.

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