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FANTASY EXHIBITOR© – ROYAL WINTER FAIR 2017

Every year we find ourselves asking: Who is going to show?  Who has calved since Expo?  Who has improved over the past three months?  Never before have these questions been more relevant.  Different judge, different day will be two magic themes in this years competition. 

Contest Details

You have $1,000,000 dollars to spend. Please note that you do not have to pick an animal in every class, if you feel the money is wiser spent on a more expensive animal in a different class, though you can only pick one animal per class. The animals in each class have been given dollar values based on their past performance and their momentum heading into the 2017 Royal Winter Fair. (Please note this is not an actual estimated sale price value, as this fantasy value is purely based on predicted ability to win the show in relation to others in the class). As an improvement over the 1st edition, animal values more directly correlate to their chances of earning maximum points under the following point system:

Heifer Classes

  • 1st place – 10 points
  • 2nd place – 9 points
  • 3rd place – 8 points
  • 4th place – 7 points
  • 5th place – 6 points
  • 6th place – 5 points
  • 7th place – 4 points
  • 8th place – 3 points
  • 9th place – 2 points
  • 10th place – 1 points

Cow Classes

  • 1st place – 20 points
  • 2nd place – 15 points
  • 3rd place – 10 points
  • 4th place – 9 points
  • 5th place – 8 points
  • 6th place – 7 points
  • 7th place – 6 points
  • 8th place – 5 points
  • 9th place – 4 points
  • 10th place – 3 points

There will also be bonus points as follows:

  • Junior Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Junior Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Junior Champion – 6 points
  • Intermediate Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Intermediate Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion – 6 points
  • Senior Champion – 10 Points
  • Reserve Senior Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Senior Champion – 6 points
  • Grand Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Grand Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Grand Champion – 6 points

Cattle Selection

Yes we know there are cows we will miss. And yes we know there are cows on the list that may not be at the show. We here at the Bullvine have done our best in trying to handicap each class. We have taken some cows off of the list that we have confirmed are not attending. But with so many top cows not hitting the shows already this season, it’s hard to tell who will be there and who will not. If you feel that we have underscored a cow (meaning too low a dollar value in relation to the other cows in the class), that is all the more reason to have this “great buy” in your string. Remember that you have a limited number of dollars to spend, so you are as much looking for the cows that offer the greatest value as you are trying to predict who will win the class.

The Deadline

The entry deadline will be noon Thursday November 9th. There will also be a 10 point bonus for each day you submit your entries prior to that. For example, if you submitted your “string” on November 6th you would receive a 30 point bonus. Also make sure that you don’t spend more than $1,000,000 as any exhibitor string that spends more than $1,000,000 will be removed from the competition. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017.

The Reward

The grand prize winner receives a one-of- a-kind Bullvine Fantasy Exhibitor Champion Jacket. All ties will be broken by date of entry. If submitted on the same day, ties will be broken by total dollars spent.

The Bullvine Bottom Line

It was certainly a big week for Jared Dueppengiesser, not only did he exhibit the Grand Champion, but he is also our 2017 Royal Winter Fair Fantasy Exhibitor Winner.  While it’s no Surprise he had CO-VALE DEMPSEY DINA 4270 on his team, other members include PETITCLERC SOLOMON ANNICE, JM VALLEY ATWOOD ALY, MILKSOURCE GLDNDRM ASSET, PETITCLERC ATWOOD SPOUTNIK, UNIQUE GOLDEN RING, ROSEDALE CATCH A GLIMPSE, ERBACRES SNAPPLE SHAKIRA, ARETHUSA DARYL SIENNA, IDEE WINDBROOK LYNZI, JACOBS WINDBROOK AIMO, TK-PLAIN-VIEW RIPLEY & ROSIERS BLEXY GOLDWYN with a total budget of $986,000 and earning him 244 plus 30 bonus points for getting his entry in early.  The ultimate team would have been FLEURY DOUGLAS LISALY, BONNIE BRAE APE QUINN, LELLAVAN, AVALANCHE FUJI, FARAWAY DOORMAN MISSY, JM VALLEY DOORMAN LEXIE, BROWNTOWN MARIO MARLO, ERBACRES SNAPPLE SHAKIRA, ARETHUSA DARYL SIENNA, IDEE WINDBROOK LYNZI, JACOBS WINDBROOK AIMO, CO-VALE DEMPSY DINA 4270, TK-PLAIN-VIEW RIPLEY & JACOBS GOLDWYN LISAMAREE.  That team would have cost $941,000 and would earn 262 points with no bonus points.

 

The top 10 finishers are:

  1. Jared Dueppengiesser
  2. Chad Ryan
  3. Cormier Sylvain
  4. Jerry McLaughlin Sr
  5. Jim Adams
  6. Terry McLaughlin
  7. Tom Weimer
  8. Alberto Medina
  9. Aaron Eaton
  10. Thiago Pinto

Fantasy Exhibitor© – World Dairy Expo 2017

Fantasy Exhibitor© is back and better than ever. Let’s face it, everyone thinks they could be the next World Dairy Expo judge or be the next premiere exhibitor if they had the money. Well, Fantasy Exhibitor© separates the talkers from those who are the real deal. It shows who is talking smack versus who has the talent to pick the winners and do it on a budget. Stop being a pretender, get your team in, and back up all the talk you have been spreading.

Contest Details

You have $1,500,000 dollars to spend and can pick an animal from each of our seven milking Holstein classes. The animals in each class have been given dollar values based on their past performance and their momentum heading into the 2017 World Dairy Expo. (Please note this is not an actual estimated sale price value, as this fantasy value is purely based on predicted ability to win the show in relation to others in the class). (There will be a bonus for those who spend under $1,000,000 of 10 points). Points are awarded according to the following system:

Heifer Classes

  • 1st place – 10 points
  • 2nd place – 9 points
  • 3rd place – 8 points
  • 4th place – 7 points
  • 5th place – 6 points
  • 6th place – 5 points
  • 7th place – 4 points
  • 8th place – 3 points
  • 9th place – 2 points
  • 10th place – 1 points

Cow Classes

  • 1st place – 20 points
  • 2nd place – 15 points
  • 3rd place – 10 points
  • 4th place – 9 points
  • 5th place – 8 points
  • 6th place – 7 points
  • 7th place – 6 points
  • 8th place – 5 points
  • 9th place – 4 points
  • 10th place – 3 points

There will also be bonus points as follows:

  • Junior Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Junior Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Junior Champion – 6 points
  • Intermediate Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Intermediate Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion – 6 points
  • Senior Champion – 10 Points
  • Reserve Senior Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Senior Champion – 6 points
  • Grand Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Grand Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Grand Champion – 6 points

Cattle Selection

Yes we know there are cows we will miss. And yes we know there are cows on the list that may not be at the show. We here at the Bullvine have done our best in trying to handicap each class. Does that mean all animals on the list will be exhibited, No, because we want to separate the pretenders from those that really know the bottom line we have intentionally left some animals on that may not be attending. If you feel that we have underscored a cow (meaning too low a dollar value in relation to the other cows in the class), that is all the more reason to have this “great buy” in your string. Remember that you have a limited number of dollars to spend, so you are as much looking for the cows that offer the greatest value as you are trying to predict who will win the class.

The Deadline

The entry deadline will be midnight Thursday October 5th. There will also be a 4 point bonus for each day you submit your entries prior to that. For example, if you submitted your “string” on September 27th you would receive a 32 point bonus. Also make sure that you don’t spend more than $1,500,000 as any exhibitor string that spends more than $1,500,000 will be removed from the competition. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 10th, 2016.

The Reward

The grand prize winner receives a one-of- a-kind Bullvine Fantasy Exhibitor Champion Jacket. All ties will be broken by date of entry. If submitted on the same day, ties will be broken by total dollars spent.

The Bullvine Bottom Line

We here at the Bullvine appreciate your support and enjoy bringing you fun competitions such as this. This is your chance to show the world your ability to pick the winners and to do it on a budget. Anyone can pick out a favorite in each class and then say that they are the best judge of cattle, but can they pick a great show string? And do it on a budget? As many in the past, putting it all together is a lot harder than you think. Best of luck and good picking!

Results

The winner of the 2017 World Dairy Expo Fantasy Exhibitor Contest is Scott Forsyth, with a team of  CO VISTA DOORMAN 2417, TY D DEMPSEY LOVEMMY, LELLAVAN AVALANCHE FUGI, JACOBS HIGH OCTAINE LA LIANN, CAMPBELL-RUN GCHIP AMELIA, MILKSOURCE DOORMAN CHEX, CAMPHOLS DOORMAN ELISEE, UNIQUE DEMPSEY CHEERS, WEEKSDALE ABSOLUT VODKA, TREFLE CHASSEP DOORMAN, SKYCREST MINCIO PRICKLES, CO-VALE DEMPSY DINA 4270, JACOBS SID BEAUTY, ROSIERS BLEXY GOLDWYN earning him a total of 155 points, plus he submitted on the first day, so he received 52 bonus points. The ultimate team would have been MILKSOURCE GLDNDRM ASSET, CAMPBELL-RUN GCHIP AMELIA. CO-VALE DEMPSY DINA 4270, SMITH-OAK AVLNCH ROSETTE, RAN-CAN ALANZO CLICHE, ROSIERS BLEXY GOLDWYN, TK-PLAIN VIEW RIPLEY, PETITCLERC ATWOOD SPOUTNIK, TREFLE CHASSEP DOORMAN, ALEAH MILLEN NAUGHTY SURPRISE, BROWNTOWN MARIO MARLO, UNIQUE DEMPSEY CHEERS, SKYCREST MINCIO PRICKLES & ARETHUSA DARYL SIENNA that would have cost $1,469,000 and earned 252 points.

Top 10

  1. Scott Forsyth
  2. Lyndsay Dickson
  3. Brad McEachrom
  4. Matthew Kramer
  5. Travis Canning
  6. Delmar Scott Webb
  7. Andrew Zylstra
  8. Brian Berry
  9. Tom Weimer
  10. Chad Ryan

FANTASY EXHIBITOR© – ROYAL WINTER FAIR 2016

Who is going to show?  Who has calved since Expo?  Who has improved over the past three months?  These are the magic questions for the 2016 Royal Winter Fair edition of the Fantasy Exhibitor.  As an added bonus we have now added twice as many animals in each class.

Contest Details

You have $1,750,000 dollars to spend. Please note that you do not have to pick an animal in every class, if you feel the money is wiser spent on a more expensive animal in a different class, though you can only pick one animal per class. The animals in each class have been given dollar values based on their past performance and their momentum heading into the 2016 Royal Winter Fair. (Please note this is not an actual estimated sale price value, as this fantasy value is purely based on predicted ability to win the show in relation to others in the class). As an improvement over the 1st edition, animal values more directly correlate to their chances of earning maximum points under the following point system:

Heifer Classes

  • 1st place – 10 points
  • 2nd place – 9 points
  • 3rd place – 8 points
  • 4th place – 7 points
  • 5th place – 6 points
  • 6th place – 5 points
  • 7th place – 4 points
  • 8th place – 3 points
  • 9th place – 2 points
  • 10th place – 1 points

Cow Classes

  • 1st place – 20 points
  • 2nd place – 15 points
  • 3rd place – 10 points
  • 4th place – 9 points
  • 5th place – 8 points
  • 6th place – 7 points
  • 7th place – 6 points
  • 8th place – 5 points
  • 9th place – 4 points
  • 10th place – 3 points

There will also be bonus points as follows:

  • Junior Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Junior Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Junior Champion – 6 points
  • Intermediate Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Intermediate Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion – 6 points
  • Senior Champion – 10 Points
  • Reserve Senior Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Senior Champion – 6 points
  • Grand Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Grand Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Grand Champion – 6 points

Cattle Selection

Yes we know there are cows we will miss. And yes we know there are cows on the list that may not be at the show. We here at the Bullvine have done our best in trying to handicap each class. We have taken some cows off of the list that we have confirmed are not attending. But with so many top cows not hitting the shows already this season, it’s hard to tell who will be there and who will not. If you feel that we have underscored a cow (meaning too low a dollar value in relation to the other cows in the class), that is all the more reason to have this “great buy” in your string. Remember that you have a limited number of dollars to spend, so you are as much looking for the cows that offer the greatest value as you are trying to predict who will win the class.

The Deadline

The entry deadline will be noon Thursday November 10th. There will also be a 10 point bonus for each day you submit your entries prior to that. For example, if you submitted your “string” on November 7th you would receive a 30 point bonus. Also make sure that you don’t spend more than $1,750,000 as any exhibitor string that spends more than $1,750,000 will be removed from the competition. Winners will be announced on Tuesday November 15th, 2015.

The Reward

The grand prize winner receives a one-of- a-kind Bullvine Fantasy Exhibitor Champion Jacket. All ties will be broken by date of entry. If submitted on the same day, ties will be broken by total dollars spent.

The Bullvine Bottom Line

We here at the Bullvine appreciate your support and enjoy bringing you fun competitions such as this. This is your chance to show the world your ability to pick the winners and to do it on a budget. Anyone can pick out a favorite in each class and then say that they are the best judge of cattle, but can they pick a great show string? And do it on a budget? As many found in the inaugural competition, putting it all together is a lot harder than you think. Best of luck and good picking!

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Fantasy Exhibitor© – World Dairy Expo 2016

Fantasy Exhibitor© is back and better than ever. Let’s face it everyone thinks they could be the next World Dairy Expo judge or be the next premiere exhibitor if they had the money, well Fantasy Exhibitor© separates the talkers from those that are the real deal. It shows who is talking smack and who has the talent to pick the winners and do it on a budget.  Stop being a pretender and get your team in and back up all the talk you have been spreading.

Contest Details

You have $1,250,000 dollars to spend and can pick an animal from each of our seven milking Holstein classes. The animals in each class have been given dollar values based on their past performance and their momentum heading into the 201+ World Dairy Expo. (Please note this is not an actual estimated sale price value, as this fantasy value is purely based on predicted ability to win the show in relation to others in the class). (There will be a bonus for those who spend under $1,000,000 of 10 points). Points are awarded according to the following system:

  • 1st place – 20 points
  • 2nd place – 15 points
  • 3rd place – 10 points
  • 4th place – 9 points
  • 5th place – 8 points
  • 6th place – 7 points
  • 7th place – 6 points
  • 8th place – 5 points
  • 9th place – 4 points
  • 10th place – 3 points

There will also be bonus points as follows:

  • Intermediate Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Intermediate Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion – 6 points
  • Senior Champion – 10 Points
  • Reserve Senior Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Senior Champion – 6 points
  • Grand Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Grand Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Grand Champion – 6 points

Cattle Selection

Yes we know there are cows we will miss. And yes we know there are cows on the list that may not be at the show. We here at the Bullvine have done our best in trying to handicap each class. Does that mean all animals on the list will be exhibited, No, because we want to separate the pretenders from those that really know the bottom line we have intentionally left some animals on that may not be attending. If you feel that we have underscored a cow (meaning too low a dollar value in relation to the other cows in the class), that is all the more reason to have this “great buy” in your string. Remember that you have a limited number of dollars to spend, so you are as much looking for the cows that offer the greatest value as you are trying to predict who will win the class.

The Deadline

The entry deadline will be midnight Thursday October 6th. There will also be a 4 point bonus for each day you submit your entries prior to that. For example, if you submitted your “string” on September 27th you would receive a 36 point bonus. Also make sure that you don’t spend more than $1,250,000 as any exhibitor string that spends more than $1,250,000 will be removed from the competition. Winners will be announced on Monday October 10th, 2016.

The Reward

The grand prize winner receives a one-of- a-kind Bullvine Fantasy Exhibitor Champion Jacket. All ties will be broken by date of entry. If submitted on the same day, ties will be broken by total dollars spent.

The Bullvine Bottom Line

We here at the Bullvine appreciate your support and enjoy bringing you fun competitions such as this. This is your chance to show the world your ability to pick the winners and to do it on a budget. Anyone can pick out a favorite in each class and then say that they are the best judge of cattle, but can they pick a great show string? And do it on a budget? As many in the past, putting it all together is a lot harder than you think. Best of luck and good picking!

 

The Results

The results are in and the winner of the World Dairy Expo 2016 Fantasy Exhibitor contest is Jim Adams.  His team consisted of  CANCO DOORMAN MAIMA, HIILLPINE B ANYA, COMESTAR LAMADONA DOORMAN, WINTERBAY DUDE GUINNESS, TK-PLAIN-VIEW RIPLEY, WEEKSDALE JUDGES HARMONY and LOVHILL GOLDWYN KATRYSHA.  Jim achieved 105 points out of a max possible of 116.

 

The ultimate team that would have been, CANCO DOORMAN MAXIMA, LEACHLAND ATWOOD MEGABYTE, COMESTAR LAMADONA DOORMAN, WINTERBAY DUDE GUINNESS, BU TK-PLAIN-VIEW RIPLE, WEEKSDALE JUDGES HARMONY and TC SANCHEZ KRISTINA.

 

The top competitors was as follows:

  1. Jim Adams
  2. Matt Baillon
  3. Grace Stroud
  4. Arin Douglas
  5. Michael Davis
  6. Jack Lomeo Jr
  7. Cyril Landreau
  8. Vanessa Reathenmud
  9. Amalie Bouvier
  10. Catlin Christman

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to those who participated.

Fantasy Exhibitor© – Royal Winter Fair 2015

Who is going to show?  Who has calved since Expo?  Who has improved over the past three months?  These are the magic questions for the 2015 Royal Winter Fair edition of the Fantasy Exhibitor.  As an added bonus we have now added heifer classes to the mix.

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Contest Details

You have $1,250,000 dollars to spend. Please note that you do not have to pick an animal in every class, if you feel the money is wiser spent on a more expensive animal in a different class, though you can only pick one animal per class. The animals in each class have been given dollar values based on their past performance and their momentum heading into the 2015 Royal Winter Fair. (Please note this is not an actual estimated sale price value, as this fantasy value is purely based on predicted ability to win the show in relation to others in the class). As an improvement over the 1st edition, animal values more directly correlate to their chances of earning maximum points under the following point system:

Heifer Classes

  • 1st place – 10 points
  • 2nd place – 9 points
  • 3rd place – 8 points
  • 4th place – 7 points
  • 5th place – 6 points
  • 6th place – 5 points
  • 7th place – 4 points
  • 8th place – 3 points
  • 9th place – 2 points
  • 10th place – 1 points

 

Cow Classes

  • 1st place – 20 points
  • 2nd place – 15 points
  • 3rd place – 10 points
  • 4th place – 9 points
  • 5th place – 8 points
  • 6th place – 7 points
  • 7th place – 6 points
  • 8th place – 5 points
  • 9th place – 4 points
  • 10th place – 3 points

There will also be bonus points as follows:

  • Junior Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Junior Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Junior Champion – 6 points
  • Intermediate Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Intermediate Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion – 6 points
  • Senior Champion – 10 Points
  • Reserve Senior Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Senior Champion – 6 points
  • Grand Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Grand Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Grand Champion – 6 points

Cattle Selection

Yes we know there are cows we will miss. And yes we know there are cows on the list that may not be at the show. We here at the Bullvine have done our best in trying to handicap each class. We have taken some cows off of the list that we have confirmed are not attending. But with so many top cows not hitting the shows already this season, it’s hard to tell who will be there and who will not. If you feel that we have underscored a cow (meaning too low a dollar value in relation to the other cows in the class), that is all the more reason to have this “great buy” in your string. Remember that you have a limited number of dollars to spend, so you are as much looking for the cows that offer the greatest value as you are trying to predict who will win the class.

The Deadline

The entry deadline will be noon Thursday November 12th. There will also be a 4 point bonus for each day you submit your entries prior to that. For example, if you submitted your “string” on November 2nd you would receive a 40 point bonus. Also make sure that you don’t spend more than $1,250,000 as any exhibitor string that spends more than $1,250,000 will be removed from the competition. Winners will be announced on Tuesday November 17th, 2015.

The Reward

The grand prize winner receives a one-of- a-kind Bullvine Fantasy Exhibitor Champion Jacket. All ties will be broken by date of entry. If submitted on the same day, ties will be broken by total dollars spent.

The Bullvine Bottom Line

We here at the Bullvine appreciate your support and enjoy bringing you fun competitions such as this. This is your chance to show the world your ability to pick the winners and to do it on a budget. Anyone can pick out a favorite in each class and then say that they are the best judge of cattle, but can they pick a great show string? And do it on a budget? As many found in the inaugural competition, putting it all together is a lot harder than you think. Best of luck and good picking!

A Fluery of Excitement around the 2015 World Dairy Expo Fantasy Exhibitor Contest

11846784_10200711228499325_4391525477106448918_nSure you have heard of Marc-Andre Fleury the All-Star goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins, but just as talented is Jean-Claude Fleury from ferme Fleury in Quebec.  Jean-Claude is the 2015 winner of the World Dairy Fantasy Exhibitor Contest.  Sure it does not come with the trophy wife or millions of dollars.  But it does come with the admiration of all the over 10,000 other entries that competed in this years competition.

For complete World Dairy Expo 2015 International Holstein Show results, videos, pictures and interviews click here.

JC team earned him 150 points out of a possible 190 points, plus since JC entered on day 2 of the competition he also received 36 bonus points. JC winning team consisted of

  • ARETHUSA SID TESS (Milking Yearling)
  • COMESTAR LAMADONA DOORMAN (Junior 2 Year Old)
  • OCD BRADNICK CANDY (Senior 2 Year Old)
  • JACOBS SID BEAUTY (Junior 3 Year Old)
  • WINDY-KNOLL VIEW PANTENE (Senior 3 Year Old)
  • PETITCLERC SID SUNKISS (4 Year Old)
  • CACHE-VALLEY LHEROS 2331 (5 year Old)
  • LOVHILL GOLDWYN KATRYSHA (Aged Cow)

The ultimate team that would have earned the maximum 190 points and cost $955,000 (before bonus) is:

  • ARETHUSA SID TESS (Milking Yearling)
  • WENDON WINDBROOK MERCY (Junior 2 Year Old)
  • CO-VALE DEMPSEY DINA (Senior 2 Year Old)
  • JACOBS SID BEAUTY (Junior 3 Year Old)
  • CAVANALECK DEMPSEY BOZICA (Senior 3 Year Old)
  • BRACKLEYFARMS CHELIOS CHEERIO (4 Year Old)
  • JACOBS ATWOOD MELODY (5 Year Old)
  • LOVHILL GOLDWYN KATRYSHA (Mature Cow)

The top 20 finishers are as follows:

  1. JC Fleury – 186 points
  2. Jesse Bradley – 184 points
  3. Kathleen Baird – 184 points
  4. Frederic Dubois – 183 points
  5. Marie-Christine Leclerc – 182 points
  6. Justin Tank – 181 points
  7. Travis Moore – 180 points
  8. Fernando Esteban Betancur Mira – 178 points
  9. Kelvin Cochrane – 176 points
  10. Jason Randall – 175 points
  11. Adam Fraley  -174 points
  12. Jordan Zimmerman – 173 points
  13. Riccardo Bertolotti – 172 points
  14. Ethan Miller – 170 points
  15. Jill Lokai – 169 points
  16. Dustin Linton – 166 points
  17. Lindsay Oxby – 164 points
  18. Christopher – Hongslo 162 points
  19. Diego Dijkstra – 161 points
  20. Andrew den Haan – 160 points

Want to calculate your score? Here is the list of points each animal in the contest earned.

Class Name Price Points
Yearling ALEAH MILLEN NAUGHY BY NATURE $48,000 $0
Yearling ARETHUSA SID TESS $67,000 $20
Yearling EASTRIVER ALEXANDER $55,000 $3
Yearling GEN-COM ATWOOD CHELSEA $48,000 $0
Yearling HOLMACRES METAL CARLITA $48,000 $0
Yearling PETITCLERC SHOTTLE SEXY $41,000 $0
Yearling RICAGRI DEMPSEY PACE $48,000 $0
Yearling VT-POND-VIEW ATWOOD SALEM $55,000 $0
Yearling WINDY-KNOLL-VIEW PROCESS $48,000 $0
Junior 2 ASHVIEW-TG ATWOOD LILLY $70,000 $5
Junior 2 COMESTAR LAMADONA DOORMAN $52,000 $9
Junior 2 DESDEUXLACS WINDHAMMER BYANKA $70,000 $0
Junior 2 JACOBS GOLDWYN ALIZA $52,000 $4
Junior 2 KINGSWAY SID ACALLA $70,000 $10
Junior 2 PETITCLERC SID SNOWFLAKE $70,000 $0
Junior 2 SOLID GOLD DE GSUN DISCO $70,000 $3
Junior 2 VERTDOR DEMPSEY MINOU $61,000 $0
Junior 2 WENDON WINDBROOK MERCY $82,000 $20
Junior 2 WINDY-KNOLL-VIEW PONY UP $52,000 $0
Senior 2 AROLENE GOLDWYN DIVINE $108,000 $0
Senior 2 BELFAST GOLDWYN LACE $73,000 $0
Senior 2 CALBRETT WINDHAMMER LOVEBUG $73,000 $0
Senior 2 CO-VALE DEMPSEY DINA $108,000 $20
Senior 2 COMESTAR LARION GOLDWYN $52,000 $0
Senior 2 JACOBS DAY BRAD $83,000 $0
Senior 2 JACOBS GOLDWYN BRIATTA $63,000 $8
Senior 2 MABLE FEVER DIVINARE $83,000 $0
Senior 2 OCD BRADNICK CANDY $108,000 $7
Senior 2 PLOEGSWAY GOLDWYN NUTS IS U-ET $73,000 $5
Junior 3 BONACCUEIL LARANA SID $110,000 $0
Junior 3 E&M-ACRES GOLDCHIP 450 $97,000 $0
Junior 3 ERNEST ANTHONY GS TEAL $98,000 $6
Junior 3 GAEMENCHET SID KATIA $85,000 $10
Junior 3 GAEMENCHET SID KATIA $85,000 $0
Junior 3 JACOBS LAUTHORITY LOANA $73,000 $0
Junior 3 JACOBS SID BEAUTY $160,000 $30
Junior 3 KNONAUDALE MUDPIE $122,000 $21
Junior 3 OUTAOUAIS SID HAILEY $85,000 $3
Junior 3 PIERSTEIN LADYSDREAM PR LANNA $85,000 $0
Junior 3 SIEMERS BRAXTON MARABEL $73,000 $4
Senior 3 BLONDIN LAUTHORITY LIBYE $110,000 $0
Senior 3 BUDJON-VAIL DOMINIQUE $146,000 $10
Senior 3 CAVANALECK DEMPSEY BOZICA $120,000 $15
Senior 3 DEVANS LINDSAY $95,000 $0
Senior 3 FANICO REGINALD MARTY $95,000 $0
Senior 3 FARNEAR-TBR POPSICLE $95,000 $0
Senior 3 JOBO SEAVER AINSLY $95,000 $0
Senior 3 KEYLAS SID ROXANNA $171,000 $6
Senior 3 KINGSWAY GOLDWYN DALLAS $107,000 $0
Senior 3 RICHMAN ATWOOD SHASTA R1142 $158,000 $0
Senior 3 WINDY-KNOLL VIEW PANTENE $108,000 $9
4 year Old ARTHEUSA SANCHEZ DICE $168,000 $0
4 year Old BELFAST GOLDWYN LASENZA $81,000 $0
4 year Old BERGEROY SEAVER CARTER $114,000 $3
4 year Old BRACKLEYFARMS CHELIOS CHEERIO $168,000 $32
4 year Old BROOKVILLA GOLDWYN BROOKS $130,000 $6
4 year Old BVK ATWOOD ABBIE $98,000 $0
4 year Old CHARWILL ATTIC MARCY $114,000 $0
4 year Old JACOBS ATWOOD VEDETTE $143,000 $10
4 year Old JACOBS GOLDWYN LISAMAREE $65,000 $5
4 year Old MYSTIQUE GOLDWYN BOREALE $168,000 $0
4 year Old PETITCLERC SID SUNKISS $114,000 15
4 year Old SAVAGE-LEIGH ATWD LIC $130,000 $8
4 year Old WEEKS DUNDEE ANIKA $114,000 9
4 year Old WINDY-KNOLL VIEW PARFAIT $114,000 $4
5 year old CACHE-VALLEY LHEROS 2331 $185,000 $20
5 year old ERNEST-ANTHONY ACCOLADE $160,000 $0
5 year old INDIANHEAD REDCARPET TIA $172,000 $8
5 year old JACOBS ATWOOD MELODY $74,000 $7
5 year old JACOBS KNOWLEDGE HARPE $74,000 $0
5 year old KINGSWAY GOLDWYN ABBA DABBA $160,000 $5
5 year old PIERSTEIN GOLDWYN RENEE $147,000 $0
5 year old PINE-SHELTER CARLIA WOOD $110,000 $0
5 year old SHEEKNOLL DURHAM ARROW $129,000 $0
5 year old WINDY-KNOLL VIEW CHANTILLY $129,000 $9
Mature BONNACCUEIL MAYA GOLDWYN $132,000 0
Mature COOKVIEW GOLDWYN MONIQUE $176,000 $6
Mature EBY 016 BBG EASTER LILLY $132,000 $0
Mature HIGH POINT GOLDEN ROSE $176,000 $0
Mature JACOBS GOLDWYN VALANA $214,000 $31
Mature LOVHILL GOLDWYN KATRYSHA $176,000 $40
Mature MS DUNDEE BELINDA $132,000 $15
Mature MS GOLDWYN ALANA $201,000 $9
Mature OURIVER GOLDWYN BLITZ $154,000 $0
Mature PINELAND GOLDWYN HEMI $176,000 $0
Mature ROSWITHA GOLDWYN WHITNEY $176,000 $0
Mature WILLOWHOLME GOLDWYN JESSICA $154,000 $0
Mature WINDY-KNOLL VIEW PANINI $176,000 $0

Thanks to all those that participated in this year’s competition, and watch for our 2015 Royal Winter Fair Fantasy Exhibitor completion, with a few new aspects to the completion.

Fantasy Exhibitor© – World Dairy Expo 2015

You’ve been thinking about playing Fantasy Exhibitor© but have yet to take the plunge. Your friends have asked, and you’ve thought about it, but so far, no dice. Either you think it’s too hard or it’ll take up too much time. Look, there’s a thousand reasons why you should play Fantasy Exhibitor©. You can win prizes. You can rip on your friends after a big win. You can feel like a you are Premier Exhibitor at Expo. All of this isn’t new. But it’s only part of the reason why you should play Fantasy Exhibitor©, the ultimate reason is that it’s the fastest growing aspect of the Tanbark trail.

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Contest Details

You have $1,000,000 dollars to spend and you must pick an animal from each of our seven milking Holstein classes. The animals in each class have been given dollar values based on their past performance and their momentum heading into the 2014 World Dairy Expo. (Please note this is not an actual estimated sale price value, as this fantasy value is purely based on predicted ability to win the show in relation to others in the class). Points are awarded according to the following system:

  • 1st place – 20 points
  • 2nd place – 15 points
  • 3rd place – 10 points
  • 4th place – 9 points
  • 5th place – 8 points
  • 6th place – 7 points
  • 7th place – 6 points
  • 8th place – 5 points
  • 9th place – 4 points
  • 10th place – 3 points

There will also be bonus points as follows:

  • Intermediate Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Intermediate Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion – 6 points
  • Senior Champion – 10 Points
  • Reserve Senior Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Senior Champion – 6 points
  • Grand Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Grand Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Grand Champion – 6 points

Cattle Selection

Yes we know there are cows we will miss. And yes we know there are cows on the list that may not be at the show. We here at the Bullvine have done our best in trying to handicap each class. We have taken some cows off of the list that we have confirmed are not attending. But with so many top cows not hitting the shows already this season, it’s hard to tell who will be there and who will not. For that reason and plus the fact that we have not been to every show there is, we have limited it to 10 animals to choose from in each class. If you feel that we have underscored a cow (meaning too low a dollar value in relation to the other cows in the class), that is all the more reason to have this “great buy” in your string. Remember that you have a limited number of dollars to spend, so you are as much looking for the cows that offer the greatest value as you are trying to predict who will win the class.

The Deadline

The entry deadline will be midnight Thursday October 1st. There will also be a 4 point bonus for each day you submit your entries prior to that. For example, if you submitted your “string” on September 21st you would receive a 40 point bonus. Also make sure that you don’t spend more than $1,000,000 as any exhibitor string that spends more than $1,000,000 will be removed from the competition. Winners will be announced on Monday October 5th, 2015.

The Reward

The grand prize winner receives a one-of- a-kind Bullvine Fantasy Exhibitor Champion Jacket. All ties will be broken by date of entry. If submitted on the same day, ties will be broken by total dollars spent.

The Bullvine Bottom Line

We here at the Bullvine appreciate your support and enjoy bringing you fun competitions such as this. This is your chance to show the world your ability to pick the winners and to do it on a budget. Anyone can pick out a favorite in each class and then say that they are the best judge of cattle, but can they pick a great show string? And do it on a budget? As many found in the inaugural competition, putting it all together is a lot harder than you think. Best of luck and good picking!

Due to travel issue the results from the 2015 World Dairy Expo - Fantasy Exhibitor Contest will be released on Tuesday Morning.  Be sure to check them out at 9am

Fantasy Exhibitor© – Royal Winter Fair 2014

Who is going to show?  Who has calved since Expo?  Who has improved over the past three months?  These are the magic questions for the 2014 Royal Winter Fair edition of the Fantasy Exhibitor.  As an added bonus we have now added heifer classes to the mix.

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Contest Details

You have $1,000,000 dollars to spend and you must pick an animal from each of our Holstein classes. Please note that you do not have to pick an animal in every class, if you feel the money is wiser spent on a more expensive animal in a different class. The animals in each class have been given dollar values based on their past performance and their momentum heading into the 2014 Royal Winter Fair. (Please note this is not an actual estimated sale price value, as this fantasy value is purely based on predicted ability to win the show in relation to others in the class). As an improvement over the 1st edition, animal values more directly correlate to their chances of earning maximum points under the following point system:

  • 1st place – 20 points
  • 2nd place – 15 points
  • 3rd place – 10 points
  • 4th place – 9 points
  • 5th place – 8 points
  • 6th place – 7 points
  • 7th place – 6 points
  • 8th place – 5 points
  • 9th place – 4 points
  • 10th place – 3 points

There will also be bonus points as follows:

  • Junior Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Junior Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Junior Champion – 6 points
  • Intermediate Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Intermediate Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion – 6 points
  • Senior Champion – 10 Points
  • Reserve Senior Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Senior Champion – 6 points
  • Grand Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Grand Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Grand Champion – 6 points

Cattle Selection

Yes we know there are cows we will miss. And yes we know there are cows on the list that may not be at the show. We here at the Bullvine have done our best in trying to handicap each class. We have taken some cows off of the list that we have confirmed are not attending. But with so many top cows not hitting the shows already this season, it’s hard to tell who will be there and who will not. If you feel that we have underscored a cow (meaning too low a dollar value in relation to the other cows in the class), that is all the more reason to have this “great buy” in your string. Remember that you have a limited number of dollars to spend, so you are as much looking for the cows that offer the greatest value as you are trying to predict who will win the class.

The Deadline

The entry deadline will be noon Thursday November 13th. There will also be a 4 point bonus for each day you submit your entries prior to that. For example, if you submitted your “string” on November 3rd you would receive a 40 point bonus. Also make sure that you don’t spend more than $1,000,000 as any exhibitor string that spends more than $1,000,000 will be removed from the competition. Winners will be announced on Monday November 17th, 2014.

The Reward

The grand prize winner receives a one-of- a-kind Bullvine Fantasy Exhibitor Champion Jacket. All ties will be broken by date of entry. If submitted on the same day, ties will be broken by total dollars spent.

The Bullvine Bottom Line

We here at the Bullvine appreciate your support and enjoy bringing you fun competitions such as this. This is your chance to show the world your ability to pick the winners and to do it on a budget. Anyone can pick out a favorite in each class and then say that they are the best judge of cattle, but can they pick a great show string? And do it on a budget? As many found in the inaugural competition, putting it all together is a lot harder than you think. Best of luck and good picking!

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Fantasy Exhibitor – World Dairy Expo 2014 – The Results

While the results from the 2014 World Dairy Expo may seem somewhat predictable with the great RF Goldwyn Hailey taking home her 2nd Grand Champion honor in the past 3 years, but that was not the case in this year’s Fantasy Exhibitor contest.     (Read more 2014 World Dairy Expo Holstein Show Results)

While the results from the 2014 World Dairy Expo may seem somewhat predictable with the great RF Goldwyn Hailey taking home her 2nd Grand Champion honor in the past 3 years, but that was not the case in this year’s Fantasy Exhibitor contest. (Read more 2014 World Dairy Expo Holstein Show Results) Our sophomore year saw the number of entries grow to over 7,721 contestant submitting entries. With many entering Many entered early to receive the maximum bonus points. There where were entries from over 20 countries. A special thanks to this year’s sponsor DeLaval VMS systems.

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The Dream Team

This year’s competition had many interesting twists to it With with cows on the list that did not attend Expo for various reasons (Dry, owned in part by the judge etc.) It really took someone with a good understanding of what cows would be there and who would be in position to contend. This is also the first year that we saw many contestants opt not to choose an animal in every class in order to spend more in other classes. In fact that highest scoring team possible at 130 points meant making no selection in the 5 year old class or the Jr 3 Class:

1st Place JR 2 RYAN VU SID MOLLY $200,000 20 Points

1st Place SR 2 ARETHUSA FEVER ALMIRA $250,000 20 Points

1st Place SR 3 CHARWILL ATTIC MARCY $350,000 30 Points

1st Place 4YR BUTZ BUTLER GOLD BARBARA $400,000 20 Points

1st Place 6+ YR RF GOLDWYN HAILEY $600,000 40 Points

  • JR 2  RYAN VU SID MOLLY  $200,000 20 Points
  • SR 2 ARETHUSA FEVER ALMIRA  $250,000 20 Points
  • SR 3  CHARWILL ATTIC MARCY   $350,000 30 Points
  • 4YR BUTZ BUTLER GOLD BARBARA  $400,000 20 Points
  • 6+ YR RF GOLDWYN HAILEY  $600,000 40 Points

The Winners are

Winning the 2014 World Dairy Expo Fantasy Exhibitor contest is Michael Iager from Frederick, Maryland.  Michael had a team of:

  • JR 2 RYAN VU SID MOLLY $200,000 20 Points
  • SR 2 ARETHUSA FEVER ALMIRA $250,000 20 Points
  • JR 3 WINDY KNOLL VIEW PARFAIT $250,000 10 Points
  • SR 3 CHARWILL ATTIC MARCY $350,000 30 Points
  • 4 YR WEDGWOOD RAVEN DUPLEX $250,000 ) Points
  • 5 YR MS PRIDE GOLD INVITE $400,000 6 Points
  • 6+ YR LOYALYN GOLDWYN JUNE  $300,000 15 Points

This team received a total of 141 out of a possible 170 Points.  In fact this is the only team in the top 10 that did not have the Grand Champion RF Goldwyn Hailey as part of their team.

Here are the top 50 contestants from this year’s competition:

  1. Michael Iager
  2. Flavio Junqueira Costa
  3. Collin Allardyce
  4. Britney Hill
  5. Edward D. Pruss
  6. Thiago Mvgenetica
  7. Michael Booth
  8. Lise Duvenage
  9. Luc Normand
  10. Katelyn Iager
  11. Suzanne Pettit
  12. JP Lamontagne
  13. Jean-Philippe Montplaisir
  14. Sylvain  Cormier
  15. Benjamin Donnay
  16. James Rhynes
  17. Matt Enright
  18. Levi Banowetz
  19. Eugene Duvenage
  20. Kevin Griswold
  21. Bob Ward
  22. Vincent Ouellet
  23. Ben Donnay
  24. Lucas Moser
  25. Caleb Heck
  26. Scott Brown
  27. Robert Abbott
  28. Adam Neider
  29. Erica Neville
  30. Jean-François Labbé
  31. Kyle Reid
  32. Robert Abbott
  33. Mike McLaughlin
  34. Amy Kneller
  35. Ed Sekerak
  36. Terry McLaughlin
  37. Whitney Ebert
  38. Ryan Lett
  39. Stephen Mast
  40. Jacques Bernard
  41. Myriam Schneider
  42. Eugene Duvenage
  43. Brynn Teeple
  44. Dan Fritsche
  45. Thiago Pinto
  46. Delton Good
  47. Bruno Laurin
  48. Brooke Iager
  49. Courtney Dienner
  50. Kate Pirrung

Want to score your team?

Here is a complete list of scores for all the animals in the competition.

RankNameSire StackGPA-LPICow FamilyOwner
1Claynook Dawnette HunterHUNTER x PLANET x ELEGANT3643Windsor-Manor Rud ZipClaynook Farms Ltd.
2Velthuis Fernand LeolaFERNAND x PLANET x SHOTTLE3614Lylehaven Lila ZVelthus Farms Ltd and Boldi Inc.
3Boldi V Sudan AlectoSUDAN x MAN-O-MAN x GOLDWYN3599Ms Kingstead Chief Adeen-ETVelthus Farms Ltd and Boldi Inc.
4Stantons Lexor EvaLEXOR x FREDDIE x SHOTTLE3484Whittier-Farms Lead Mae-ETStanton Bros Ltd.
5Benner Fernand JoraFERNAND x PLANET x GOLDWYN3472Benner Luke JeanBenner Holsteins Ltd.
6Calbrett Brewmaster SassyBREWMASTER x MAN-O-MAN x SHOTTLE3454Glen Drummond SplendorCormdale Genetics Inc.
7La Seigneurie Emryse LexorLEXOR x BRONCO x BAXTER3408Whittier-Farms Lead Mae-ETFerme Jolicap Inc and Ferme Seigneuriale Gagne Inc
8Claynook Divina HeftyHEFTY x PLANET x ELEGANT3405Windsor-Manor Rud ZipClaynook Farms Ltd.
9Velthuis Supersonic AlyssaSUPERSONIC x MAN-O-MAN x GOLDWYN3399Ms Kingstead Chief Adeen-ETBoldi Inc.
10Claynook Dianthus HunterHUNTER x PLANET x ELEGANT3395Windsor-Manor Rud ZipClaynook Farms Ltd.
11Leothe Epic DelphaEPIC x MAN-O-MAN x BAXTER3385Yvenoit Yvonne VolcanFerme Leothe Inc.
12Zimmer Lexor AzureLEXOR x BOLTON x GOLDWYN3359Smithden Sheik WandaRockymountain Holsteins
13Gillette SGO Mogul MerrillMOGUL x PLANET x BOLTON3352Hendel Durham Mitzi 1390Ferme Gillette Inc., O'Connor Land & Cattle Co., Genervations Inc., Silvercap Holsteins
14Stantons Uno EnyaNUMERO UNO x SUPER x SHOTTLE3349Whittier-Farms Lead Mae-ETStanton Bros Ltd.
15Zimmer Lexor AvionLEXOR x BOLTON x GOLDWYN3340Smithden Sheik WandaDuane G. Zimmer
16Zimmer Lexor AbigailLEXOR x BOLTON x GOLDWYN3330Smithden Sheik WandaDuane G. Zimmer
17Stantons Epic ChloeEPIC x FREDDIE x LUCKY3315Sher-Est S-Wind Saturday-ETStanton Bros Ltd.
18Stantons Uno EddyNUMERO UNO x OBSERVER x BOLTON3221Whittier-Farms Lead Mae-ETStanton Bros Ltd.
19Gillette SGO Mogul MelancholyMOGUL x PLANET x BOLTON3219Hendel Durham Mitzi 1390Ferme Gillette Inc., O'Connor Land & Cattle Co., Genervations Inc., Silvercap Holsteins
20Gillette SGO Mogul MellowMOGUL x PLANET x BOLTON3219Hendel Durham Mitzi 1390Ferme Gillette Inc., O'Connor Land & Cattle Co., Genervations Inc., Silvercap Holsteins
21Rockymountain Epic DreamEPIC x MAN-O-MAN x GOLDWYN3212Ronelee Outside Dabble-ETRockymountain Holsteins
22Gillette SGG Mogul MelanyMOGUL x PLANET x BOLTON3203Hendel Durham Mitzi 1390Ferme Gillette Inc., O'Connor Land & Cattle Co., Genervations Inc., Silvercap Holsteins
23Stantons Uno EyoreNUMERO UNO x OBSERVER x BOLTON3202Whittier-Farms Lead Mae-ETStanton Bros Ltd.
24Ebybrook Sauder Holme LaqueshaLEXOR x SUPER x TALENT3197Comestar Laurie Sheik-ETEbybrook Holsteins and Murrel & Martha Sauder
25Stantons Uno ErikaNUMERO UNO x OBSERVER x BOLTON3196Whittier-Farms Lead Mae-ETStanton Bros Ltd.

 

 

 

The Bullvine Bottom Line

On behalf of the whole team here at the Bullvine, we want to thank each and every one of you who participated. This contest continues to outperform our wildest expectations. We will for sure be doing it again at the Royal.

 

 

 

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Fantasy Exhibitor© – World Dairy Expo 2014

top read 14 iconDue to the outstanding response we have brought back the competition that took the 2013 World Dairy Expo by storm, the inaugural Fantasy Exhibitor© contest.  With 5293 entries, the inaugural Fantasy Exhibitor© competition far surpassed our expectations.

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Contest Details

You have $2,000,000 dollars to spend and you must pick an animal from each of our seven milking Holstein classes. The animals in each class have been given dollar values based on their past performance and their momentum heading into the 2014 World Dairy Expo. (Please note this is not an actual estimated sale price value, as this fantasy value is purely based on predicted ability to win the show in relation to others in the class). As an improvement over the 1st edition, animal values more directly correlate to their chances of earning maximum points under the following point system:

  • 1st place – 20 points
  • 2nd place – 15 points
  • 3rd place – 10 points
  • 4th place – 9 points
  • 5th place – 8 points
  • 6th place – 7 points
  • 7th place – 6 points
  • 8th place – 5 points
  • 9th place – 4 points
  • 10th place – 3 points

There will also be bonus points as follows:

  • Intermediate Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Intermediate Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion – 6 points
  • Senior Champion – 10 Points
  • Reserve Senior Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Senior Champion – 6 points
  • Grand Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Grand Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Grand Champion – 6 points

Cattle Selection

Yes we know there are cows we will miss. And yes we know there are cows on the list that may not be at the show. We here at the Bullvine have done our best in trying to handicap each class. We have taken some cows off of the list that we have confirmed are not attending. But with so many top cows not hitting the shows already this season, it’s hard to tell who will be there and who will not. For that reason and plus the fact that we have not been to every show there is, we have limited it to 10 animals to choose from in each class. If you feel that we have underscored a cow (meaning too low a dollar value in relation to the other cows in the class), that is all the more reason to have this “great buy” in your string. Remember that you have a limited number of dollars to spend, so you are as much looking for the cows that offer the greatest value as you are trying to predict who will win the class.

The Deadline

The entry deadline will be midnight Thursday October 2nd. There will also be a 4 point bonus for each day you submit your entries prior to that. For example, if you submitted your “string” on September 22nd you would receive a 40 point bonus. Also make sure that you don’t spend more than $2,000,000 as any exhibitor string that spends more than $2,000,000 will be removed from the competition. Winners will be announced on Monday October 6th, 2014.

The Reward

The grand prize winner receives a one-of- a-kind Bullvine Fantasy Exhibitor Champion Jacket. All ties will be broken by date of entry. If submitted on the same day, ties will be broken by total dollars spent.

The Bullvine Bottom Line

We here at the Bullvine appreciate your support and enjoy bringing you fun competitions such as this. This is your chance to show the world your ability to pick the winners and to do it on a budget. Anyone can pick out a favorite in each class and then say that they are the best judge of cattle, but can they pick a great show string? And do it on a budget? As many found in the inaugural competition, putting it all together is a lot harder than you think. Best of luck and good picking!

DUE TO OVERWHELMING RESPONSE RESULTS WILL BE POSTED ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2014

Royal Winter Fair Fantasy Exhibitor – The Results

Even though I wrote the Royal Winter Fair Preview Article and titled it “Expect the Unexpected”, I have to admit that even I was shocked at the final results.  Common sense tells us that we should always be prepared for the unusual because it all comes down to how each cow looks on the day and in the Judge’s opinion.  There were just under 4,000 entries for this inaugural Royal Winter Fair Fantasy Exhibitor competition.  Similar to the Holstein Show itself, you could not just pick the winners from Madison and expect to be a winner yourself.

Junior 2 Year Old

Belfast Goldwyn Lasenza  1st place Junior 2 year old Belfast Holsteins & Mary Inn Holsteins, QC

Belfast Goldwyn Lasenza
1st place Junior 2 year old
Belfast Holsteins & Mary Inn Holsteins, QC

After being upset by Petitclerc Sid Sunkiss at Expo International du Holstein Quebec (Read more: Expo Internationale Holstein Québec Results)  Belfast Goldwyn Lasenza regained the top spot. Having said that, Sunkiss did offer a little better value for those who were trying to squeeze in some more expensive older cows (Please note that Sunkiss’s value was set prior to EIHQ).  With almost 70% (36.9% Lasenza, and 32.7% Sunkiss) of the participants and all of the top 40 participants selecting these two cows, it really was a two-cow race.  When Lasenza entered the ring, she looked the best she has yet.  After viewing her strong rear seam, many who were hoping for an upset knew that it would not be happening on this day.  Another great value pick would have been Jacobs Atwood Vedette, who at $120,000 and placing third and earning 10 points could have certainly helped the more than 100 participants that spent just over the $2,500,000 limit.

Petitclerc Sid Sunkiss 2nd place Junior 2 year old Ferme Blondin & Yvon Sicard, QC

Petitclerc Sid Sunkiss
2nd place Junior 2 year old
Ferme Blondin & Yvon Sicard, QC

Senior 2 Year Old

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Charwill Attic Marcy
1st place Senior Two Year old, and Reserve Intermediate Champion
Gen-Com Holsteins, QC

On a day that was full of surprises, the one sure thing was Charwill Attic Marcy.  She looked amazing, as she has all year, and easily strolled to the top of the class.  With Marcy also earning Reserve Intermediate Champion, she proved to be a very economical choice as well.  For almost 40% of the participants and all of the top 40 Marcy was a must have in order to contend in this year’s competition.

Junior 3 Year Old

Phoenix Sanchez Geo  1st place Junior 3 year old  Breamont Holsteins, ON

Phoenix Sanchez Geo
1st place Junior 3 year old
Breamont Holsteins, ON

Catching everyone by surprise was Phoenix Sanchez Geo.  With less than 3% of the total competitors picking her and none of the top 40, this was certainly a curve ball that many did not see coming.  With the two most popular picks Ehrhardt Gold Beauty, winner at Expo and the full sisters BVK ATWOOD ABRIANNA and BVK ATWOOD ANDREA not making it to the show, this class was certainly a write off for many competitors.  Geo on a day of upsets turned out to be one of the greatest value picks in the entire competition!

Senior 3 Year Old

Aingers Advent Bambi 1st place Senior 3 year old Ferme Blondin, QC

Aingers Advent Bambi
1st place Senior 3 year old and Intermediate Champion
Ferme Blondin, QC

Talking about upsets. Could there be a bigger upset than seeing Aingers Advent Bambi defeat Valleyville Rae Lynn and Butz-Butler Gold Barbara?  Less than 15% of the competitors even included her on their team.  Rae Lynn and Barbara have been much heralded this year and were expected to have a clash of the titans at the Royal.  However, as Bambi’s upset of Barbara at EIHQ showed us, she is not to be forgotten.  With Bambi winning Intermediate Champion and only costing $125,000, she was easily the greatest value in the whole competition.  While many, including myself, discounted this three calf Senior 3 year old, (actually she has had four calves as there were twin heifers by Atwood), Bambi has certainly thrown her name into the ring.  Even though Rae Lynn did earn honorable mention Intermediate Champion, and did so while milking over a year, at $625,000 in our competition, the price may have been too high for many to choose to include her.  However, the real surprise was Barbara, at $625,000 and no bonus points, her third place finish was a team killer for many.

Valleyville Rae Lynn  2nd place Senior Three Year old and HM Intermediate Champion Quality Holsteins, Ponderosa, Al-Be-Ro Land and Cattle, ON

Valleyville Rae Lynn
2nd place Senior Three Year old and HM Intermediate Champion
Quality Holsteins, Ponderosa, Al-Be-Ro Land and Cattle, ON

4 Year Old

Robrook Goldwyn Cameron  1st place 4 year old and Grand Champion St Jacobs, Clark Woodmansee, Budjon Farms & Peter and Lyn Vale, WI

Robrook Goldwyn Cameron
1st place 4 year old and Grand Champion
St Jacobs, Clark Woodmansee, Budjon Farms & Peter and Lyn Vale, WI

In what was to be a rematch from Expo, where Cookview Goldwyn Monique got the upper hand, on this day it was all about Cameron who caught Judge Crowley’s attention and strolled to a convincing win in her class.  Looking better as the day went along and peaking in the Grand Champion parade, Monique proved to be a pretty good choice as well.  However, in order to contend in this year’s Fantasy Exhibitor Competition, you pretty well needed to choose Cameron.  In fact, 75% of the top 40 competitors and 100% of the top 10 all chose Cameron to anchor their team.

Cookview Goldwyn Monique  2nd place 4 year old and Reserve Grand Champion Jeff Butler and Joe and Amber Price, IL

Cookview Goldwyn Monique
2nd place 4 year old and Reserve Grand Champion
Jeff Butler and Joe and Amber Price, IL

5 Year Old

MS Goldwyn Alana 1st place 5 year old and HM Grand Champion P Boulet, Ferme Fortale, Isabelle Verille, QC

MS Goldwyn Alana
1st place 5 year old and HM Grand Champion
P Boulet, Ferme Fortale, Isabelle Verille, QC

With her dominant class win and Honorable Mention Senior and Grand Champion honors, MS Goldwyn Alana was a great pick for many.  All but 1 of the top 40 competitors and over 40% of all competitors had chosen Alana to win. There were no real surprises in this class.

6+ Year Old Class

Calbrett Goldwyn Layla 1st place Mature Cow Comestar, Speranza Holsteins and Ponderosa, QC

Calbrett Goldwyn Layla
1st place Mature Cow
Comestar, Speranza Holsteins and Ponderosa, QC

When it comes to the biggest shocker of the day, that honor has to go to Calbrett Goldwyn Layla.  After finishing ninth at Expo, no one expected Layla to upset World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion, and 1st place 6 year old from EIHQ, BONACCUEIL MAYA GOLDWYN.  Less than 2% of the competitors even had Layla on their team.  This victory had to be even more shocking than Bambi’s victory in the Senior Three Year Old Class.  For those who had gone all in on Maya, her 2nd place finish and no bonus points in Grand was the biggest team killer in the whole competition.  Maya certainly looked good at the Royal, though she did not fit with the style of cow that Judge Crowley was looking for.

Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn 2nd place Mature Cow Ty-D Holsteins, Ferme Jacobs, Drolet and A & R Boulet, QC

Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn
2nd place Mature Cow
Ty-D Holsteins, Ferme Jacobs, Drolet and A & R Boulet, QC

What had to be a pleasant surprise for many, as well as to us, was Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy winning the longtime production class.  As we were not sure if this former World Dairy Expo and Royal Supreme Champion would be making the trip this year, she was left out of our competition.  Nevertheless, seeing her extreme size and dairyness was certainly exciting for all.

Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy 1st place Production Cow Morsan, Van  Runen Dairy, Mark Butz, Gert Andreasen, AM

Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy
1st place Production Cow
Morsan, Van Runen Dairy, Mark Butz, Gert Andreasen, AM

The Dream Team

During the team selection period, it was a consistent challenge for many competitors to get all their favorites onto their teams.  Though as it turned out, with the expect the unexpected theme of this year’s competition, the ultimate points team, that would have earned 217 points, would have only cost $2,085,000, almost $500,000 under the $2,500,000 budget.  This team would have been,  Belfast Goldwyn Lasenza, Charwill Attic Marcy, Phoenix Sanchez Geo, Aingers Advent Bambi, Robrook Goldwyn Cameron, Ms Goldwyn Alana and Calbrett Goldwyn Layla.  Yes that is correct, you could have had all the class winners on your team and still had almost a half a million left in your pocket.  It just goes to show, it’s not about how much you spend, but rather how wisely you spend it.

The Winners Are

Colin Uecker of Watertown Wisconsin had the winning team of Belfast Goldwyn Lasenza, Charwill Attic Marcy, Ehrhardt Gold Beauty, Aingers Advent Bambi, Robrook Goldwyn Cameron, Ms Goldwyn Alana and Willowholme Goldwyn Jessica.  Earning 187 out of a possible 217 points.  While a couple of the other top 5 competitors did have higher scoring teams, Colin took full advantage of the bonus points for getting his entry in early to  squeak out the win.  With so many upsets, it is not surprising that no one predicted the exact results.

Place First name Last Name
1 Colin Uecker
2 Ily Genetics
3 Flavio Junqueira Costa
4 Stephen Mast
5 Luke Instone
6 Wayne Houdek
7 Colin Leach
8 Tom Pettit
9 Jean-Philippe Charest
10 Darrel Barkman
11 Kate Cochrane
12 Hannah Roberts
13 Andree Menard
14 Emily Stuff
15 James Woodmansee Sr.
16 Alexandre bapst
17 Gwyn Murray
18 Bryant Hlavaty
19 Maxime Lauzon
20 Austen Schmidt
21 Raphael Chabot
22 Matthew Keffer
23 Allan Merkley
24 Anna Meyer
25 Brett Woker
26 Robin Christman
27 Andy Reynolds
28 Christopher Burne
29 Mireille Cloutier
30 Christian Roberge
31 Olivier Corriveau
32 Cameron Davis
33 Christiaan Viljoen
34 Alana Brown
35 James Whatman
36 Jeff Merkley
37 Genevieve Arbour
38 Brian Coyne
39 Olivier Lapointe
40 Cleocy Mendonça Jr.
41 Susan Armstrong
42 Donna Banowetz
43 Meaghan Thornhill
44 Grant Armstrong
45 Sandy MacGillivary
46 Sean Murray
47 Melissa Marcoux
48 Lysanne Pelletier
49 Fina Martinez
50 Catherine Lauzon
51 Annette Killian
53 Scott Crandlemire
53 Jon Spoelstra
54 Tom Peters
55 Blake Zehr
56 Matt Forestell
57 Nicole Crosbie
58 Adam Nelson
59 Tony Van Lith
60 Sylvain Cormier
61 Mandy Brazil
62 Jacquin Louis
63 James Hoffman
64 Proulx Jean-Philippe
65 Joe Nash
66 Scott Brown
67 Kevin Jacobs
68 Annie Chabot
69 Francis Cournoyer
70 Amelie Poulin
71 Anne-Marie Loranger
72 Burnell Zehr
73 Chris Schulze
74 Chris Steven
75 Shelby Iager
76 Chad Ryan
77 Tom Uber
78 Anthony Brenton-Robert
79 Mike McLaughlin
80 Michael Leclerc
81 Alejo Guichon
82 Max Petitclerc
83 Nathan Ulmer
84 Eric Houdek
85 Jake Dueppengiesser
86 Ashley Knapton
87 Jason Pegg
88 Guillaume Labee
89 Hannah Jackson
90 Chad Popp
91 Ricardo Cuesta
92 Olimar Rupli
93 Kevin Vanzessen
94 Chris Hill
95 Corey Popp
96 Adam Zehr
97 James Woodmansee jr.
98 Deb Knapton
99 Jack Lomeo jr
100 Brent Carmichael

Calculate Your Own Score

Class Name Price Points
Jr 2 year old Beckholm Goldwyn Deelila – $120,000 $120,000 0
Jr 2 year old Belfast Goldwyn Lasenza – $300,000 $300,000 20
Jr 2 year old Comestar Masha Sanchez – $105,000 $105,000 0
Jr 2 year old Dream-Prairie GW Alberta – $135,000 $135,000 0
Jr 2 year old Gen-Com Brett Madison – $105,000 $105,000 0
Jr 2 year old Jacobs Atwood Vedette – $120,000 $120,000 10
Jr 2 year old MS Aubrey Gold Addison – $135,000 $135,000 0
Jr 2 year old Petitclerc Sid Sunkiss – $150,000 $150,000 15
Jr 2 year old RF Duplex Caileigh – $105,000 $105,000 0
Jr 2 year old Weeks Dundee Anika – $225,000 $225,000 6
Sr 2 year olds Arcroix Goldwyn Jamaique-ET – $120,000 $120,000 0
Sr 2 year olds Blondin Goldwyn Bordeau – $150,000 $150,000 0
Sr 2 year olds Charwill Attic Marcy – $300,000 $300,000 28
Sr 2 year olds Jacobs Duplex Anna – $225,000 $225,000 10
Sr 2 year olds Kingsmill Atwood Allison-ET – $135,000 $135,000 0
Sr 2 year olds Pierstein Atwood Rosine – $60,000 $60,000 6
Sr 2 year olds Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn-ET – $105,000 $105,000 0
Sr 2 year olds Starcrest Rhyme Casablanca – $120,000 $120,000 5
Jr 3 year old BVK Atwood Abrianna-ET – $240,000 $240,000 0
Jr 3 year old BVK Atwood Andrea-ET – $180,000 $180,000 0
Jr 3 year old Ehrhardt Gold Beauty-ET – $340,000 $340,000 0
Jr 3 year old Hardy Gold Diamond – $80,000 $80,000 0
Jr 3 year old Jacobs Knowledge Harpe – $180,000 $180,000 10
Jr 3 year old Kingsway Sanchez Arangtang – $140,000 $140,000 9
Jr 3 year old Lindenright Atwood Bounce – $160,000 $160,000 0
Jr 3 year old Ms Ken Dren Sanchez Feather – $100,000 $100,000 5
Jr 3 year old Phoenix Gogo Sanchez – $160,000 $160,000 0
Jr 3 year old Phoenix Sanchez Geo – $160,000 $160,000 20
Jr 3 year old Roquet Jasmine Sanchez – $140,000 $140,000 0
Jr 3 year old Tolamika Dundee Fanta – $120,000 $120,000 3
Sr 3 year old Aingers Advent Bambi – $125,000 $125,000 30
Sr 3 year old Butz-Butler Gold Barbara – $625,000 $625,000 10
Sr 3 year old Cowtown Durham Grasshopper – $200,000 $200,000 0
Sr 3 year old Eastriver Gold Deb 850-ET – $150,000 $150,000 4
Sr 3 year old Ernest-Anthony Allure-ET – $125,000 $125,000 8
Sr 3 year old Kingsway Goldwyn Abba Dabba – $225,000 $225,000 7
Sr 3 year old TC Sanchez Kristina – $75,000 $75,000 3
Sr 3 year old Valleyville Rae Lynn – $625,000 $625,000 21
Sr 3 year old Vioris Alex Pandora – $100,000 $100,000 0
Sr 3 year old Whitake-Kk Goldie Rose – $250,000 $250,000 6
4 year old Cookview Goldwyn Monique – $720,000 $720,000 29
4 year old Craigcrest Rubies Gold Rejoice  $150,000 $150,000 3
4 year old Drumlee Mischief Denison – $240,000 $240,000 10
4 year old Jacobs Goldwyn Valana – $300,000 $300,000 9
4 year old Lampada Goldwyn Katrina – $240,000 $240,000 0
4 year old Ms Pride Gold Invite 761 – $210,000 $210,000 8
4 year old Nordale Goldwyn Ricky – $90,000 $90,000 7
4 year old Quality Gold Danzi – $240,000 $240,000 5
4 year old Robrook Goldwyn Cameron – $570,000 $570,000 40
4 year old RockyMountain Goldwyn Trisha – $240,000 $240,000 0
5 year old Crestomere Lou Victoria – $330,000 $330,000 4
5 year old Gerann Roy Grendel – $330,000 $330,000 15
5 year old Glenwin Goldwyn Calypso – $330,000 $330,000 10
5 year old Ms Goldwyn Alana – $510,000 $510,000 32
5 year old Quality Goldwyn Flinsco – $210,000 $210,000 7
5 year old Rayon D’or Goldwyn Adonial – $240,000 $240,000 5
5 year old Robella Reg Macy – $270,000 $270,000 0
5 year old Rocky Mountain Gold Winter – $240,000 $240,000 0
5 year old Silvermaple Damion Camomile – $210,000 $210,000 0
5 year old Tromley-Dairy Lheros Jewel – $330,000 $330,000 0
6+ year old Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn – $1,000,000 $1,000,000 15
6+ year old Calbrett Goldwyn Layla – $120,000 $120,000 20
6+ year old Cityview Metro Lucy – $210,000 $210,000 0
6+ year old Jacobs Goldwyn Britany – $240,000 $240,000 9
6+ year old Ms Dundee Belinda-ET – $210,000 $210,000 8
6+ year old Pierstein Goldwyn Sunshine – $90,000 $90,000 5
6+ year old Starbrite Lyster Lyndsay – $480,000 $480,000 9
6+ year old Tween Bay Sara Goldwyn – $180,000 $180,000 7
6+ year old Willowholme Goldwyn Jessica – $300,000 $300,000 10

The Bullvine Bottom Line

In a year that was anything but expected, it is not surprising that this year’s results were all over the board.  Congratulations to Colin Uecker !!!  Be sure to watch for next year’s Fantasy Exhibitor.  There will be many new features added to this amazing competition.

 

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Fantasy Exhibitor – Royal Winter Fair 2013

It’s back! Fantasy Exhibitor brings all the excitement of Fantasy Football to the show ring.  After the roaring success of the inaugural Fantasy Exhibitor competition at World Dairy Expo, the contest is back for the Royal Winter Fair.  .

Contest Details

You have $2,500,000 dollars to spend and you must pick an animal from each of our seven milking Holstein classes.  The animals in each class have been given dollar values based on their past performance and their momentum heading into the 2013 Royal Winter Fair.  (Please note this is not an actual estimated sale price value, as this fantasy value is purely based on predicted ability to win the show in relation to others in the class).  As an improvement over the 1st edition, animal values more directly correlate to their chances of earning maximum points under the following point system:

  • 1st place – 20 points
  • 2nd place – 15 points
  • 3rd place – 10 points
  • 4th place – 9 points
  • 5th place – 8 points
  • 6th place – 7 points
  • 7th place – 6 points
  • 8th place – 5 points
  • 9th place – 4 points
  • 10th place  – 3 points

There will also be bonus points as follows:

  • Intermediate Champion  – 10 points
  • Reserve Intermediate Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion – 6 points
  • Senior Champion – 10 Points
  • Reserve Senior Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Senior Champion – 6 points
  • Grand Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Grand Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Grand Champion – 6

Cattle Selection

All cattle that placed in the top 10 at World Dairy Expo 2013 and that are expected to attend the Royal are included in our lists.  There are some animals, such as the very popular Rosedale Lexington, winner of the 5 year old class, that we know will not be attending the Royal. She and others in the same situation have been left off the list.  In addition, wherever possible, we have tried to include other contenders that did not attend World Dairy Expo.  For example, Valleyville Rae Lynn, is on the list.

The Deadline

The entry deadline will be midnight Wednesday November 6th.  There will also be a 3 point bonus for each day you submit your entries prior to that.  For example, after trick or treating on Halloween you could come home on a sugar high and feel the urge to get your picks in.  That would be 6 days before the entry deadline and therefore you would receive 18 bonus points.  Also make sure that you don’t spend more than $2,500,000. Any exhibitor string that spends more than $2,500,000 will be removed from the competition.  Winners will be announced on Monday November 11th, 2013.

The Reward

The grand prizewinner receives a one-of- a-kind Bullvine Fantasy Exhibitor Champion Jacket.  All ties will be broken by date of entry. If submitted on the same day, ties will be broken by total dollars spent.

The Bullvine Bottom Line

We here at the Bullvine appreciate your support and enjoy bringing you fun competitions such as this.  This is your chance to show the world your ability to pick the winners and to do it on a budget.  Anyone can pick out a favorite in each class and then say that they are the best judge of cattle, but can they pick a great show string?  And do it on a budget?  As many found in the inaugural competition, putting it all together is a lot harder than you think.  Best of luck and good picking!

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Fantasy Exhibitor – World Dairy Expo 2013 Edition – The Results!

2013ecttop13of2013The competition that took the show scene by storm is now complete.  With  5293 entries, the inaugural Fantasy Exhibitor© competition far surpassed our expectations.  While there were definitely  some learning curves, the competition went quite  smoothly.  We sincerely thank all those  who participated. (Click here for show results)

As many contestants found out you could not  simply check in  and pick all the favorites. You had to be on the ball to stay under the allotted $1,500,000 budget.  It also took an individual who had the smarts to know what cows would be attending and showing in the Holstein Show and not the Red & White Show.

Junior 2 year olds

Belfast Goldwyn Lasenza_

Belfast Goldwyn Lasenza

In the Junior 2 year old class one of the early favorites, Belfast Goldwyn Lasenza, proved to be well worth her pre-billing, as she earned top honors in the class and also offered the greatest value in the class.  This class had many animals that had not yet shown at other shows as they may not have  calved yet.  It took a keen eye to know just what ones would be at Expo and which ones could stand at the top of the class.  For many of the finalists it was how they placed the two 2 year old classes that determined their final ranking.

Senior 2 year olds

Charwill Attic Marcy

Charwill Attic Marcy

With the favorites in the Senior 2 class Duckett D Layla not at the show and Claquato-RH Elicit who placed 3rd, it was those who took slight underdogs Charwill Attic Marcy and Jacobs Duplex Anna that got the greatest value for the points their choices  earned.  Many of the top finalists took  value picks here in order to stay under budget.

Junior 3 year olds

Jacobs Knowledge Harpe

Jacobs Knowledge Harpe

With the Junior 3 year old winner Ehrhardt Gold Beauty not even on our list, this class really had some interesting results.   Many of the top finalists found  it challenging to pick a winner in this class so most just went for a value pick.  Ultimately, the greatest value in this class was Jacobs Knowledge Harpe. Although she placed 4th at the show, at $100,000 she was indeed a great value pick.

Senior 3 year olds

Butz-Butler Gold Barbara

Butz-Butler Gold Barbara

In the Senior 3 Class those that thought Butz-Butler Gold Barbara could bounce back from her defeat at the All-American show were well rewarded.  While she was one the favorites coming in to Expo, her win as Intermediate Champion and the bonus points that came with that certainly made her a great value pick.  A sneakier pick that very few contestants caught  was the ultimate Reserve Intermediate Champion, BKB Goldwyn Amenda who also offered one  of the top 5 value picks in the whole competition.

4 year olds

Robrook Goldwyn Cameron

Robrook Goldwyn Cameron

The 4-year-old class seemed to be the class that really help sorted out the winners in this contest from those that finished further down the line.  While many had picked Cookview Goldwyn Monique to win, and she did, and thus also earned many extra points for being Reserve Grand Champion, it was those that went with the unbelievable value pick Robrook Goldwyn Cameron that ultimately rose  to the top.  At only $150,000 and earning 27 points, Cameron was the greatest value pick in the whole contest.

5 year olds

Rosedale Lexington

If the 4yr year old class helped sort this out, there is no question that the 5-year-old class was a must to earn high ranking.  In the end,  all the top 20 contestants selected Rosedale Lexington.  Even though she was not at any shows this year, the fact that there had not been any dominant 5yr old this year and with the  extra promotion by her breeders,  Lexington was a must pick in order to contend in the finals.

Mature Cows

Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn

Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn

With Eastside Lewisdale Goldwyn Missy not getting on the truck to head to Madison, it was ultimately those that chose co-favorite Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn that reaped  the most reward.  While Maya came with a hefty   $400,000 price tag as we had picked her to win it all, the shear amount of points she earned made her a value pick.  Some budget conscious exhibitors went with Whitaker Stormatic Rae and Savage-Leigh Leona who also offered some great value as they earned top points in their respective classes.

The Dream Team

It’s always easy to play armchair quarterback after the competition is over.  But it is also fun to do so while the competition is still up for grabs.   The maximum scoring team would have been, Belfast Goldwyn Lasenza, Charwill Attic Marcy, Jacobs Knowledge Harpe, Butz-Butler Gold Barbara, Robrook Goldwyn Cameron, Rosedale Lexington, and Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn.  This team would have earned an outstanding 186 points and would have come in under budget ($1,315,000).

The Winners are

  1. Tina Culbertson
  2. Colin Meulendyk
  3. Jessica Telgmann
  4. Ian Crosbie
  5. Ben Willenborg
  6. Marie-Christine Parent
  7. Josiane Chabot
  8. Johanne Gravel
  9. Kevin Jacobs
  10. Travis Syme
  11. Kent Underwood
  12. Luke Mclellan
  13. Jordan Konkel
  14. Ysabel Jacobs
  15. Brett Woker
  16. Shannon Endvick
  17. Hilton Ribeiro
  18. Mathieu Jalbert
  19. Cowcrazy Crew Genetics
  20. Sam Wake
  21. Flavio Junqueira Costa
  22. John Werry
  23. Alexandre G. Vincent
  24. Kevin Sundborg
  25. Tyler Buckley
  26. Olimar Rupli
  27. Ray Adams
  28. Cole Theede
  29. Christopher Burne
  30. Izzy Whittaker
  31. Martin Belmare
  32. Andrew Holliday
  33. Jerry Mclaughlin  Sr.
  34. Kyle Reid
  35. Jerry Mclaughlin
  36. Jerome Fillion
  37. Matthew Evangelo
  38. Sylvain Cormier
  39. JP Lamontagne
  40. Austen Schmidt
  41. Sylvain Carbonneau
  42. Max Petitclerc
  43. Jon Raymond Dykstra
  44. Steven Fincutter
  45. Scott Davenport
  46. Colin Uecker
  47. Aaron Eaton
  48. Donovan Hollingsworth
  49. Tim Mclaughlin
  50. Steve Pavelski
  51. Matthew Iager
  52. Janelle Hoffman
  53. Mike Iager
  54. Scott Brown
  55. Kevin Krejci
  56. Tyler Otte
  57. Sandy Cole
  58. Darlene Zehr
  59. Joe Nash
  60. Jamie Black
  61. Tom Pearce
  62. Brent Carmichael
  63. Randy Paul
  64. Blake Zehr
  65. Blake Sheeley
  66. Max Davies
  67. Darrel Barkman
  68. Matt Forestell
  69. Turner Swartz
  70. Olivier Corriveau
  71. Dave Johnston
  72. Dusty Young
  73. Kasilyn Meadows
  74. Frederic Dubois
  75. Don Simpson
  76. Britney Hill
  77. Aimee Woolf
  78. Jeronimo Ribeiro
  79. Donald Dubois
  80. Sean Murray
  81. Franceois Vermette
  82. Ed Facer
  83. Jason Ness
  84. Arjan Van Der Vlis
  85. Edward O’Connor
  86. Craig Betcher
  87. Martin Jean-Yves
  88. Chad Popp
  89. Matthew Keffer
  90. Anthony Kessler
  91. Ian Cole
  92. Stefen Robinson
  93. Augie Muesegades
  94. Dylan Reed
  95. Austin Yoder
  96. Brady Core
  97. Justin Velthuis
  98. Sarah Poulin
  99. Marco Vanzetti
  100. Yohan Decarite

Tina Culbertson had a winning team of Belfast Goldwyn Lasenza, Claquato-RH Elicit, Roquet Jasmine Sanchez, Butz-Butler Gold Barbara, Robrook Goldwyn Cameron, Rosedale Lexington and Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn that earned her 172 out of a possible 186 points.

Calculate Your Own Score

The following are the official values for each cow in the contest.

RankNameSire StackGPA-LPICow FamilyOwner
1Claynook Dawnette HunterHUNTER x PLANET x ELEGANT3643Windsor-Manor Rud ZipClaynook Farms Ltd.
2Velthuis Fernand LeolaFERNAND x PLANET x SHOTTLE3614Lylehaven Lila ZVelthus Farms Ltd and Boldi Inc.
3Boldi V Sudan AlectoSUDAN x MAN-O-MAN x GOLDWYN3599Ms Kingstead Chief Adeen-ETVelthus Farms Ltd and Boldi Inc.
4Stantons Lexor EvaLEXOR x FREDDIE x SHOTTLE3484Whittier-Farms Lead Mae-ETStanton Bros Ltd.
5Benner Fernand JoraFERNAND x PLANET x GOLDWYN3472Benner Luke JeanBenner Holsteins Ltd.
6Calbrett Brewmaster SassyBREWMASTER x MAN-O-MAN x SHOTTLE3454Glen Drummond SplendorCormdale Genetics Inc.
7La Seigneurie Emryse LexorLEXOR x BRONCO x BAXTER3408Whittier-Farms Lead Mae-ETFerme Jolicap Inc and Ferme Seigneuriale Gagne Inc
8Claynook Divina HeftyHEFTY x PLANET x ELEGANT3405Windsor-Manor Rud ZipClaynook Farms Ltd.
9Velthuis Supersonic AlyssaSUPERSONIC x MAN-O-MAN x GOLDWYN3399Ms Kingstead Chief Adeen-ETBoldi Inc.
10Claynook Dianthus HunterHUNTER x PLANET x ELEGANT3395Windsor-Manor Rud ZipClaynook Farms Ltd.
11Leothe Epic DelphaEPIC x MAN-O-MAN x BAXTER3385Yvenoit Yvonne VolcanFerme Leothe Inc.
12Zimmer Lexor AzureLEXOR x BOLTON x GOLDWYN3359Smithden Sheik WandaRockymountain Holsteins
13Gillette SGO Mogul MerrillMOGUL x PLANET x BOLTON3352Hendel Durham Mitzi 1390Ferme Gillette Inc., O'Connor Land & Cattle Co., Genervations Inc., Silvercap Holsteins
14Stantons Uno EnyaNUMERO UNO x SUPER x SHOTTLE3349Whittier-Farms Lead Mae-ETStanton Bros Ltd.
15Zimmer Lexor AvionLEXOR x BOLTON x GOLDWYN3340Smithden Sheik WandaDuane G. Zimmer
16Zimmer Lexor AbigailLEXOR x BOLTON x GOLDWYN3330Smithden Sheik WandaDuane G. Zimmer
17Stantons Epic ChloeEPIC x FREDDIE x LUCKY3315Sher-Est S-Wind Saturday-ETStanton Bros Ltd.
18Stantons Uno EddyNUMERO UNO x OBSERVER x BOLTON3221Whittier-Farms Lead Mae-ETStanton Bros Ltd.
19Gillette SGO Mogul MelancholyMOGUL x PLANET x BOLTON3219Hendel Durham Mitzi 1390Ferme Gillette Inc., O'Connor Land & Cattle Co., Genervations Inc., Silvercap Holsteins
20Gillette SGO Mogul MellowMOGUL x PLANET x BOLTON3219Hendel Durham Mitzi 1390Ferme Gillette Inc., O'Connor Land & Cattle Co., Genervations Inc., Silvercap Holsteins
21Rockymountain Epic DreamEPIC x MAN-O-MAN x GOLDWYN3212Ronelee Outside Dabble-ETRockymountain Holsteins
22Gillette SGG Mogul MelanyMOGUL x PLANET x BOLTON3203Hendel Durham Mitzi 1390Ferme Gillette Inc., O'Connor Land & Cattle Co., Genervations Inc., Silvercap Holsteins
23Stantons Uno EyoreNUMERO UNO x OBSERVER x BOLTON3202Whittier-Farms Lead Mae-ETStanton Bros Ltd.
24Ebybrook Sauder Holme LaqueshaLEXOR x SUPER x TALENT3197Comestar Laurie Sheik-ETEbybrook Holsteins and Murrel & Martha Sauder
25Stantons Uno ErikaNUMERO UNO x OBSERVER x BOLTON3196Whittier-Farms Lead Mae-ETStanton Bros Ltd.

 

The Bullvine Bottom Line

On behalf of the whole team here at the Bullvine, we want to thank each and every one of you  who participated.  This contest far outperformed our wildest  expectations. We will for sure be doing it again at the Royal.  Congratulations to our winner, Tina Culbertson!!!

 

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Fantasy Exhibitor – World Dairy Expo 2013

Everyone has heard of or participated in Fantasy Football, Baseball or Hockey games.  Now the Bullvine is bringing that excitement to the dairy show ring.  No longer will you simply be rooting for the favorite in each class, you will also have the added thrill of watching how your team, the show string you have selected, performs.  This added excitement is, no doubt, going to be the greatest thing to happen to the show ring since the introduction of Supreme Champion.

Contest Details

The rules are pretty simple.  You have $1,500,000 dollars to spend and you must pick an animal from each of our seven milking Holstein classes.  The animals in each class have been given dollar values based on their past performance and momentum heading into the 2013 World Dairy Expo.  (Please note this is not an actual estimated sale price value, as this fantasy value is purely based on predicted ability to win the show in relation to others in the class).

Points will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st place – 20 points
  • 2nd place – 15 points
  • 3rd place – 10 points
  • 4th place – 9 points
  • 5th place – 8 points
  • 6th place – 7 points
  • 7th place – 6 points
  • 8th place – 5 points
  • 9th place – 4 points
  • 10th place  – 3 points

There will also be bonus points as follows:

  • Intermediate Champion  – 10 points
  • Reserve Intermediate Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion – 6 points
  • Senior Champion – 10 Points
  • Reserve Senior Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Senior Champion – 6 points
  • Grand Champion – 10 points
  • Reserve Grand Champion – 8 points
  • Honorable Mention Grand Champion – 6 points

Cattle Selection

Yes we know there are cows we will miss.  And yes we know there are cows on the list that may not be at the show.  We here at the Bullvine have done our best in trying to handicap each class.  We have taken some cows off of the list that we have confirmed are not attending.  But with so many top cows not hitting the shows already this season, it’s hard to tell who will be there and who will not.  For that reason and plus the fact that we have not been to every show there is, we have limited it to 12 animals to choose from in each class.  If you feel that we have underscored a cow (meaning too low a dollar value in relation to the other cows in the class), that is all the more reason to have this “great buy” in your string.  Remember that you have a   limited number of dollars to spend, so you are as much looking for the cows that offer the greatest value as you are trying to predict who will win the class.

The Deadline

The entry deadline will be midnight Thursday October 3rd.  There will also be a 2 point bonus for each day you submit your entries prior to that.  For example, if you submitted your “string” on September 23rd you would receive a 20 point bonus.  Also make sure that you don’t spend more than $1,500,000 as any exhibitor string that spends more than $1,500,000 will be removed from the competition.  Winners will be announced on Monday October 7th, 2013.

The Reward

The grand prize winner will receive a one of a kind Bullvine Fantasy Exhibitor Champion Jacket.  All ties will be broken by date of entry, if submitted on the same day, tie will be broken by total dollars spent.

The Bullvine Bottom Line

At The Bullvine we have tired of the way most magazines cover show events.  “Here is the list of the results with a few pictures.”  Boring!!!!  That is why we first introduced the Breeders Choice Awards  (Read more: The Winners of the 2012 Breeder’s Choice Awards are… and The 2012 Breeder’s Choice Awards – The Tanbark Trail Edition) and now we are pleased to introduce our Fantasy Exhibitor Game.  This is your chance to show the world your ability to pick the winners and to do it on a budget.  Anyone can pick out a favorite in each class and then say that they are the best judge of cattle (Read more: (Read more: Who’s Next? World Dairy Expo 2012 Holstein Show Preview). Judges place a whole class!  Great judges can pick that diamond in the rough, that one that is flying under the radar and that comes out on show day and surprises everyone!

Entries Now Closed!

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