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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

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