HARRISBURG, Pa. — Standing in the spotlight with the supreme champion dairy cow is nothing new for Jill and Andrew Dice.

But this year’s win at the Pennsylvania Farm Show — the third for the Lebanon couple — was special because they won with a Jersey, their breed of choice.

The Dices won the supreme title on Jan. 10 with senior 3-year-old Kash-Up Andreas Envy, which the couple owns in partnership with Andrew’s sister, Dianne Dice.

In 2015 and 2018, the Dices won supreme champion with a Holstein, Gajan Carla, which is housed at Glen Martin’s farm in East Earl.

Andrew was awestruck when the judge reached out to shake his hand. “She (the cow) was right on the money,” Jill said.

The judge cited Envy’s great stage of lactation, good udder and udder attachment, and sound feet and legs as reasons she stood out from the other breed champions, she said.

The cow was on a show diet, but overall in preparing for the Farm Show the cow was “low maintenance,” she said.

The couple, who run Blue Mountain Jerseys in Fredericksburg, plan to do in vitro fertilization with Envy to increase the number of her offspring.

Below are the breed grand champions from the Farm Show open dairy competition.

Ayrshire

Jomill Lochinvar Ophalia Ex

Exhibited by Jason Heeter

Owned by Jomill Farm of Huntingdon County

Brown Swiss

Northkill Creek Ghost

Exhibited by Hannah Balthasar

Owned by Northkill Creek Farm of Berks County

Guernsey

Sniders Advocate Access

Exhibited by Eion Snider

Owned by Snider Homestead Farm

of Bedford County

Holstein

Trus-is-it ATWD Angry

Exhibited by Aidan Arsenault

Owned by Delaware Valley University

of Bucks County

Jersey

Kash-Up Andreas Envy

Exhibited by Andrew Dice

Owned by Blue Mountain Jerseys

of Lebanon County

Milking Shorthorn

Innisfail-wo Sulius Lucy

Exhibited by Katie Shults

Owned by Jeffrey McKissick

of York County

Red & White

Terra-Rose Penelope-Red-ET

Exhibited and owned by Lynette Gelsinger

of Berks County

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Courtney Love is Special Sections Editor at Lancaster Farming. She can be reached at 717-721-4426 or clove@lancasterfarming.com