Another scoop of success for Malt at the Guernsey fair
The Grand Champion of the International Guernsey Show at the World Dairy Expo was no stranger to colored chips. In fact, Valley Gem Atlas Malt-ET ended up in the exact same location it was two years ago at the 2019 show.
Judge Molly Sloan of Lake Mills, Wisconsin named Malt the Open Show Grand Champion as well as the Senior Champion. The cow, winner of the 6+ year class, was bred and owned by Valley Gem Farms in Cumberland, Wis.
“She owns the ring,” Judge Sloan said of her grand champion, praising the senior cow for her exceptional udder and style. Malt also won the show’s Best Udder and Best Breed and Ownership titles.
The grand reserve champion was Springhill Kojack Uno-ET, owned by Ty and Ean Mader and Faith Ling of Springfield, Mo. The 5-year-old cow, who Judge Sloan said had an “impeccable udder,” was also the champion. senior reserve. .
The intermediate champion was Dix-Lee Method Journey, presented by Whitney Lee Yerina, Phillipsburg, Missouri. Judge Sloan said the 3-year-old just “got everything in place”. The Reserve Intermediate Champion was Dix-Lee Kojack Don’t Doubt Me-ETV, presented by Haley Beukema and Lauryn Weisensel, New Richmond, Wisconsin. She was the 2 year old senior winner.
These two cows were also the Intermediate and Reserve Intermediates of the Junior Show and were subsequently named Grand and Grand Reserve Champion of the Junior Show. Appointing Journey Champion, Judge Sloan said, “We fell in love with this width and length of its frame.”
The Senior Junior Show Champion attended Villa Crest Marvel Sayre, owned by Macy McDonald Walason and Samantha Plocher of Imler, PA. The senior reserve champion was Hi Guern View Diva Designer, exhibited by Alaina, Amery and Aidan Dinderman of Orangeville, Ill. The best bred and owned animal from the Junior Show was Twincounty Pies Love Tap-ET, on display by Landree Fraley from Muncy, Pa.
The Open Show junior champion was fall yearling, Thurston Farm Popeye Addyson, exhibited by Howacres and Mill Bridge Farm of Meriden, NH reserve junior champion was Springhill Tiller Calico-ETV, a fall calf owned by Clay Hershberger and Sandy Putt of Sugarcreek, Ohio.
In the junior show, the junior champion was Warwick Manor Ernie Jacey, a fall yearling exhibited by Karli and Kolby Stoltzfus of East Earl, Pa. The reserve junior champion was Heritage Brook Drone Trinket-ETV, owned by Keenan Thygesen and Hannah Hurst of Tunbridge, Vermont. She was the winner of the spring calf class.
Springhill Big Prairie of Ohio was named the Show’s First Breeder and First Exhibitor. The first stallion was Indian Acres American Pie.
For the heifer show, the first breeder was Austin and Landen Knapp from Epworth, Iowa. The first exhibitor of the heifer show was Warwick Manor, Kevin and Dina Stoltzfus, East Earl, Pennsylvania. The first sire of the heifer show was Hi Guern View Levi Drone.
In all, Judge Sloan and her partner, Mike West of Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, judged nearly 200 entries for the International Guernsey Show.
Hoard’s at the Expo presented by Agri-Plastics Group of Companies
The author is the senior associate editor and covers animal health, dairy housing and equipment, and nutrient management. She grew up on a dairy farm near Plymouth, Wisconsin, and was previously an agricultural extension officer at the University of Wisconsin. She received an MA from North Carolina State University and a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.