Considering that Carousel is a French word, it is fitting that the 2013 International Holstein Show at the New York Spring Carousel was won by RF GOLDWYN HAILEY from Quebec. Looking to build on a year that saw her win both World Dairy Expo (Read more: World Dairy Expo 2012 Holstein Show – A battle for the ages) and The Royal (Read more: The 2012 Royal Winter Fair Holstein Show – One of the greatest stories ever told!), Hailey is developing from a 1 year wonder to a true show legend for her owners Gen-Com Holsteins. ) (For class by class results check out – New York Spring Holstein Show 2013 Results)
After winning a close battle at the Ontario Spring Show, Hailey quickly jumped on a truck and headed to NY to show that she is still the top show cow in North America (Read more: Ontario Spring Discovery – Nothing Slipped Past Judge “Crack”). For all those in attendance there really wasn’t any question. It was an amazing show, with great quality throughout Hailey took us along for an amazing ride and easily won the NY Spring Carousel.
Following behind Hailey in this merry-go-round was MS GOLDWYN ALANA, the Goldwyn daughter of Shormar BKB S Alicia 2 EX-94-2E (the clone to the great Shormar Alicia), for the Premier Breeder of the show Ferme Pierre Boulet, or as Judge Health liked to call him “Mr Bullet”. Alana was a sleeper for Judge Michael Heath, who had her 2nd in her own class at one point, before her outstanding mammary system caught his eye and led to her winning the 5yr old class and ultimately Reserve Grand Champion of this historic carousel ride.
Talking about some true legends, the 150,000 lb cow class saw two greats battle it out. SAVAGE LEIGH LEONA bred and owned by Christopher Savage, the 2012 Reserve All-American 125,000 Lb. Cow edged out the extremely popular ELMBRIDGE FM LOVEABLE RED, who had been Reserve Grand Champion the day before in the Red & White Show (Read more: New York Spring Red & White Show 2013 Results) for Lookout Holsteins and Jerseys.
A cow with a great future was the 1st place 4yr old CAR-BON GOLDWYN ANGELA, who Budjon Farms had purchased earlier last fall from a neighboring farm in Wisconsin. She is another cow that had been shown at the Ontario Spring Show and jumped on the truck, this time moving up one spot to winning the class and many fans (Read more: Ontario Spring Discovery Results).
In a switch from the Ontario Spring Show results, Judge Health went with CHARWILL ATTIC MARCY (exhibited by Gen-Com) as his first place Sr. 2yr old and Intermediate Champion, followed closely in class and for Intermediate Champion by ARCROIX GOLDWYN JAMAIQUE (exhibited by Budjon), who had been the 1st place Sr. 2yr old and Res. Intermediate Champion from Ontario Spring Show. What is interesting here is that both cows, as well as the great Hailey, are all managed by Budjon and demonstrated yet again their ability to make sure cows look great at all times.
In a class that saw the extremely popular R-E-W HAPPY GO LUCKY be beaten for the 1st time in milking form (she placed 3rd and was in a much later stage of lactation than the top two animals in the class).The much rumored CROVALLEY KNOWLEDGE AKIKA was also in the class. While many of the Jr. 2yr olds for 2013 have yet to calve, BUDJON-JK SNCHZ EXCHANGE exhibited by Maple-Downs, Packard and Cacciola, certainly impressed many with her outstanding mammary system.
Coming in behind Marcy and Jamique for Honorable Mention Grand Champion was EASTRIVER GOLD DEB 850, the 1st place Sr. 3 year old. The Reserve All-Canadian & All-American Milking Yearling 2011 has calved in again and looked amazing for Butlerview (Read more: Exciting Times for Butlerview), who were also named Premier Exhibitor of the show. The senior 3 year old class actually had the first 4 animals all sired by the great show legend Braedale Goldwyn. I can only imagine what the class would have looked like if Valleyville Rae Lynn had made the trip to New York as well.
BVK ATWOOD ARIANNA continued her winning ways for owners Jeff Butler & Frank and Diane Borba & Ponderosa Holsteins, as she took 1st place in the Jr 3yr old class. Arienna has certainly caught our attention here at the Bullvine as she was named to World Dairy Expo Investment Worthy list as well as being the 2012 Breeder’s Choice Award Winner (Read more: The 2012 Breeder’s Choice Awards – The Tanbark Trail Edition)
In the heifer classes Judge Heath went with the 1st place Spring Yearling MS LULUS FEVER LEGACY exhibited by West Coast Holsteins as his Junior Champion, followed by his first place Fall Yearling FANICO REGINALD MARTY exhibited Eaton, Cates & Morrill and Winter Yearling Cobequid Goldwyn Bayonet exhibited by Doeberiener, Bowen, Boulet & Cole. This left his 1st place Fall Calf and the recent Taste of Ontario Convention sale topper Pierstein Gold Chip Rockstar, exhibited by Butlerview Farms, out of his parade. Expressing his appreciation for the strength of the yearlings in the show, Judge Health chose to go with all yearlings for his parade.
The Bullvine Bottom Line
While the crowd may have been a little smaller than that of the Quebec Spring Show (Read more: Do We Speak The Same Language?) and the Ontario Spring Show (Read more: Ontario Spring Discovery – Nothing Slipped Past Judge “Crack”) held in conjunction with the Canadian National Convention (Read more: Holstein Canada Annual Meeting 2012 – From Coveralls to Niagara Falls) the 2013 International Holstein Show at the New York Spring Carousel has certainly earned the reputation as the “World Dairy Expo” of the American spring show season.