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Fantasy Exhibitor© – World Dairy Expo 2018


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 $1,000,000 dollars to spend and can pick an animal from each of our classes (Please note you do not have to pick one from every class). 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). 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 4th. 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 28 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. 

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

Just two points separated the top two competitors in this year’s Fantasy Exhibitor contest with Tim Seipt of Pennsylvania edging out Grant Vosters from Wisconsin.  Tim got his entries in one day earlier than Grant and earned 4 extra bonus points that moved him past Grant for the win.   Tim’s selections where  KEYSTONE SOLOMON ALLSTAR, SAVAGE-LEIGH LALAS, OAKFIELD BLAKE LUXURIANT, CACHE-VALLEY SHOT DIMPLE, BUDJON-ABBOTT ALEXANDRA, RYAN-CREST HNOTIC ELISHA, FRAELAND DOORMAN BONNIE, MS SMITH OAK PW D MAGGIE, ERBACRES SNAPPLE SHAKIRA, MS GOLDWYN SATURDAY, JACOBS WINDBROOK AIMO, CO-VALE DEMPSEY DINA 4270 and LOYALYN GOLDWYN JUNE for a total spend of $991,500 ($1,000,000 budget) earning 178 points plus 28 points for getting his entries in on the first day of the competition.

The top 10 finishers are:

  1. Tim Seipt
  2. Grant Vosters
  3. Cole Hollandâ’s
  4. Devin OHara
  5. Anthony Breton-Robert
  6. David Pintens
  7. Andrew Zylstra
  8. Kevin Philips
  9. Brandon Biese
  10. Tad Patterson

The ultimate team would have been MISS OCD DOORM GEORGETTE, GARAY DOORMAN BLIND DATE, MILKSOURCE TAELYN, AHD DOORMAN SILK, ROBJO DOORMAN EMBRACE, RYAN-CREST HNOTIC ELISHA, JUNIPER SID CHARDONNAY, MS BEAUTYS BLACK VELVET, ERBACRES SNAPPLE SHAKIRA, MS GOLDWYN SATURDAY, JACOBS WINDBROOK AIMO, CO-VALE DEMPSEY DINA 4270 and JACOBS LAUTHORITY LOANA that would have had a budget of $880,500 and would have earned 250 points before bonuses.

 


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