In an Expo that was billed to be one of the greatest ever, the stars certainly shown bright. Here is a complete recap of the 2014 World Dairy Expo.
River Valley Has Dominates at the International Jersey Show
Taking home the biggest prize in this star studded event was TK Classic Minister Venus. TJ Classic Minister Venus was awarded the title of Supreme Champion of the 2014 World Dairy Expo. The Jersey is owned by Nic, Jeni, Ben and Andy Sauder of Tremont, Ill. Venus was the first place Four-Year-Old and Senior and Grand Champion of the 2014 International Jersey Show. Prior to Expo, Venus was awarded Intermediate Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the All-American Jersey Show in 2013, and is classified Excellent-93. Marynole Excite Rosey, owned and exhibited by Ernest Kueffner and Terri Packard, of Boonsboro, Md., took home the Reserve Grand and Reserve Senior Champion title. No strangers to the showring success, Nic, Jeni, Ben and Andy Sauder of River Valley Jerseys in Tremont, Ill., captured two titles in the International Junior Jersey Show as well. Payneside GG Got Milk was named Grand and Senior Champion Female of the Junior Show, making her the fifth Grand Champion at Expo from the Sauders in the past six years. Mi-San 2 Verbatim Effortless, also owned by River Valley Jerseys, captured Reserve Grand Champion honors. Judge Nathan Thomas of North Lewisburg, Ohio and Associate Judge Jeff Brown of Jackson Center, Ohio placed 377 entries, 89 of which were Juniors. (Click here for pictures and complete results from the 2014 International Jersey Show at World Dairy Expo)
Hailey Shines Bright at the International Holstein Show
Following Venus was another star the great RF Goldwyn Hailey who took home her 2nd Grand Champion of the Holstein Show honor in the past 3 years. Making her bid to become known as one of the greatest of all time, Hailey dominated the Holstein Show. RF Goldwyn Hailey was awarded Reserve Supreme Champion of the 2014 World Dairy Expo. Hailey is owned by Gen-Com Holstein Ltd of Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, Quebec. She was the winning cow in the Six-Year-Old & Older class and Reserve Grand and Reserve Senior Champion of the 2014 International Holstein Show. Hailey is no stranger to the colored shavings; she was also awarded Supreme Grand Champion at the 2012 World Dairy Expo. Hailey is classified Excellent-97. Lovhill Goldwyn Katrysha received the Reserve Grand Champion honors at the 2014 International Holstein Show. Katrysha was exhibited by Jeff Butler of Chebanse, Ill. Katrysha also took home the title of Reserve Senior Champion and was the Five-Year-Old class winner. Ferme Jacobs of Cap-Sante, Quebec took home the honor of Premier Breeder for the fourth year in a row, as well as the honor of Premier Exhibitor. Braedale Goldwyn was named Premier Sire for the ninth consecutive year at the 2014 International Holstein Show. Judge Paul Trapp of Taylor, Wis., with the help of Associate Judge Pat Conroy of Angola, Ind., placed 398 animals. (Click here for pictures and complete results from the 2014 International Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo)
Fleury Damion Caraibe the Grand Champion of the International Junior Holstein Show was also crowned Supreme Champion of the Junior Show at the 2014 World Dairy Expo. Caraibe was exhibited by Zailey and Kaiden Conroy of Angola, Ind. and Trevor Tuman of Arlington, Minn. As the winner of her Four-Year-Old class, Caraibe went on to win both Grand and Senior Champion of the International Holstein Junior Show. Caraibe is classified Excellent-94. (Click here for pictures and complete results from the 2014 International Junior Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo)
New Stars Are Made At the 2014 International Red & White Show
Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, owned by Milksource Genetics of Kaukauna, Wis., was crowned as the 2014 International Red & White Show Grand Champion. Tequila, was the winner of Senior Three-Year-Old Cow and the Intermediate Champion Female. Senior Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Female was awarded to Luck-E Advent Kandie-Red, owned by Matt Engel of Hampshire, Ill. Kandie-Red was awarded with the Best Uddered honors. Judge Callum McKinven of Canton de Hatley, Quebec, and Associate Judge David Crack, Jr of Richmond, Quebec, placed a total of 99 junior animals out of 252 Red & White cows.
Krull Larson Dirty Girl-Red-ET, exhibited by Cassy, Bryce & Carley Krull of Lake Mills, Wis., was awarded Grand Champion Female of the 2014 International Red & White Junior show She was the winning entry from the Senior Two-Year-Old Cow class, Intermediate Champion Female of the Junior Show and Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show. (Read more: CASSY KRULL – Success without a Stopwatch). Milksource Adv Lilac-Red-ET, owned by Jenna Langer of DeForest, Wis., received the Senior Champion Female and Reserve Grand Champion title of the Junior Show. (Click here for pictures and complete results from the International Red & White Show at World Diary Expo)
Elite Dairy has Another Banner Day at the International Brown Swiss Show
The dynamic duo Ken Main and Peter Vail of Elite Dairy – home of Cutting Edge Genetics – received multiple honors during the International Brown Swiss. Topping the outstanding performance for Main and Vail was Eloc Wagor Kandid, the winning Aged Cow and eventual Senior and Grand Champion. Kandid. Elite Dairy also exhibited the Intermediate Champion and was named Premier Exhibitor of the show. Reserve Grand and Reserve Senior Champion was Brown Heaven Glenn Fantasy, owned by Brown Heaven of Verchères, Quebec. Jodi Coppini of Lowville, N.Y. was given the honors of Premier Breeder of the show and Top Acres C Wonderment-ET was named the Premier Sire of show. Cutting Edge P Sherry exhibited by Micheal Barton of Ancramdale, N.Y. nabbed the Grand Champion honors at the International Brown Swiss Junior Show on October 2 at World Dairy Expo. Sherry was the winning Senior Three-Year-Old , Senior Champion and Grand Champion. Earning Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion honors was Random Luck S Peekaboo-ET, exhibited by Meghan Douglas of Darlington, Wis. Judge Eric Topp of Botkins, Ohio and Associate Judge Sherry Smith of Glenford, Ohio placed 367 animals over the course of two days. (Click here for pictures and complete results from the 2014 International Brown Swiss Show at World Dairy Expo)
Five-Year-Old Cow Tops International Ayrshire Show
Vieux Village C Diamond owned by Florent, Vicky & Bianca Foley of Piopolis, Quebec, garnered Champion honors in the International Ayrshire Show. The Reserve Grand Champion Female was Lone Birch D Wham Dallas owned by Emily Paquette, Gabriel Blaisdell & Lone Birch Ayrshires out of North Brookfield, Mass. Florent Foley of Piopolis, Quebec, took home the Premier Breeder award along with the Premier Exhibitor banner. Palmyra Tri-Star Burdette- ET was awarded the Premier Sire award. Garnet-Lane Avenger Poinsettia, exhibited by Cassandra Plummer of Galena, Md., was named Grand Champion and Senior Champion at the International Ayrshire Junior Show. The Reserve Grand and Reserve Senior Champion went to Magic-Meadows BBBK Alexus exhibited by Britney Hill of Bristol, Vt. Judge Daivid Wallace of Beloit, Wis., placed 257 animals with the assistance of Associate Judge Gary Bowers of Coaticook, Quebec. (Click here for pictures and complete results from the 2014 International Ayrshire Show at World Dairy Expo)
A Rocket takes flight in the 2014 International Milking Shorthorn Show
Hard Core Rebel Rockette took Grand and Senior Champion Female honors at the 2014 International Milking Shorthorn Show. Rebel Rockette, exhibited by Cor-Bloo Syndicate of Cory, Ind., was the winner of the Aged Cow class. Corstar Lovely Lady-EXP-ET was named the Reserve Grand Champion of the Show. Lovely Lady quadruple titled, winning Senior Two-Year-Old Cow class, the National Futurity and named the Intermediate Champion Female, in addition to the Reserve Grand Champion. Lovely Lady was exhibited by Cory Salzl of Litchfield, Minn. Halpin Farms of Cullom, Ill. was the Premier Exhibitor of the 2014 International Milking Shorthorn Show. Premier Breeder was awarded to Innisfail Herd of Davis, Calif. Kuzmar Megadeth was the Premier Sire of the show. Innisfail Ro Lady 906-EXP, exhibited by Brooke M. Clark of GMC Farm, from Cornish Flat, N.H., was named the Grand and Senior Champion of the 2014 International Milking Shorthorn Junior Show. Lady was the winning entry from the Five-Year-Old class. Innisfail JB Lady 121, exhibited by Michael Pederson of Braham, Minn., took Reserve Grand and Reserve Senior Champion. Cutting Edge P Sherry exhibited by Micheal Barton of Ancramdale, N.Y. nabbed the Grand Champion honors at the International Brown Swiss Junior Show. Sherry was the winning Senior Three-Year-Old , Senior Champion and Grand Champion. Earning Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion honors was Random Luck S Peekaboo-ET, exhibited by Meghan Douglas of Darlington, Wis. Judge Michael Heath of Westminister, Md. and Associate Judge Jack Lomeo, Jr. of Baldwin, Wis. placed 242 cattle at the International Milking Shorthorn Show. (Click here for pictures and complete results from the 2014 International Milking Shorthorn Show at World Dairy Expo)
Guernsey Show Has It’s Own Stars
Flambeau Manor RO Lauren-ET, owned by Gary Van Doorn of Tony, Wis., won the honors of Senior and Grand Champion Female, as well as Four-Year-Old cow class. Adams Creek MM Anisa-ET, owned and exhibited by Eli & Kendra Nicley, Lyn Tormoehlen and Brandon Potter of Lebanon, Ind., took Reserve Grand Champion Female in the Open Show. Anisa was also the winning Six-Year-Old & Over cow. For a second year, the Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor honors in the Guernsey breed were awarded to Austin and Landen Knapp of Epworth, Iowa. This year’s Premier Sire is Millborne Tiller Fayes Flame-ET. In the 2014 International Junior Guernsey Show, Idle Gold Stud Humorous, exhibited by Jillian Jensen of Comstock, Wis., received the honors of Grand and Senior Champion. Knapps Hillpoint Regis Tweetie, owned by Austin and Landen Knapp of Epworth, Iowa, swept up the Reserve Senior Champion Female of the Junior Show. The Knapps placed in the top two in seven classes and earned the honors of the Premier Breed and Exhibitor. Dix-Lee Kojack Fawn, owned by Whitney Yerina of Phillispburg, Mo., was awarded Reserve Champion Female of the Junior Show after winning Senior Two-Year-Old Class and Intermediate Champion Female of the Junior Show. Judge Dale Chupp of Iola, Okla. judged 251 animals, 82 of which were juniors, with the help of Associate Judge Robert Yeoman of Dover, Okla. (Click here for pictures and complete results from the 2014 International Guernsey Show at World Dairy Expo)
Klussendorf Association Names Abbott 16th Honorary Member
Tim Abbott, Enosburg, Vt., was named the 16th Honorary Member of the Klussendorf Association. Since the association was formed in 1937, 15 other men have received special recognition by the membership for their involvement with purebred dairy cattle. This year’s Honorary Klussendorf winner graduated from the University of Vermont in 1987 with a degree in animal science. As a youth, Abbott was the 1985 winner of the National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest. He started his career with the American Jersey Cattle Association and held positions as the northwest U.S. area representative and later manager of field services with the Jersey Marketing Service. In 1991, Abbott joined ABS Global and was responsible for sire selection and acquisition. He later became the general manager of ABS Canada. In 2011, Abbott and his wife, Sharyn, purchased St. Jacob’s Animal Breeding. As a team they took over the “Judge’s Choice Program” that engages well-respected judges to identify and acquire some of the best show-style bulls in the world. It’s also important to note that Abbott is a tremendous human being. He helped launch the Northeast Show Calf Summit seven (7) years ago. This past year, 175 youth attended the two-day event where they learn firsthand from top show leaders on leading, clipping, feeding and other aspects of animal care. On top of that, Tim Abbott was part of the team that donated an Aftershock daughter from the All American and All Canadian Dubeau Dundee Hezbollah cow. That daughter, Hez Ashock Ms Horace-ET will sell at the 2014 World Classic Sale at World Dairy Expo and all proceeds will go to the Horace Backus Scholarship Fund for the Young Dairy Leader’s Institute. Tim and his wife Sharyn are the proud parents of two daughters, Chelsea and Caitlyn, who are both students at Virginia Tech.
Wisconsin Native Wins Klussendorf-Mackenzie Award
John Galgowski, won the coveted Klussendorf-MacKenzie Award presented during the 48th World Dairy Expo, in memory of Duncan McKenzie, 1961 Klussendorf winner. This humble and behind-the-scenes guy has a passion to help others succeed. What’s more, Galgowski has never missed a World Dairy Expo and his passion for the show is evident by his hard work and the ongoing support he provides. The 24th Duncan MacKenzie Award winner’s journey began when he grew up on a Connecticut Guernsey farm. After graduating with a degree in dairy science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Galgowski worked at the university’s dairy and recently retired as herdsman. Additionally, he has likely worked with more Guernsey Grand Champions at World Dairy Expo than any herdsman by working with the Four Winds string that has included 11 Grand Champions, one Reserve Supreme Champion and the most Premier Breeder banners of any breed. In fact, the Clark and Joy Vilter family trusts Galgowski with every aspect of the show, including clipping, washing, bedding, milking and strapping the cattle in the prized show herd. Many people also know Galgowski as a “Master Banker.” Anyone who has seen the Four Winds display knows that he works tirelessly to keep the exhibit looking its best, always squaring off and tidying the pack, sweeping the alleys and organizing the storage areas. Perhaps most importantly, Galgowski is known for the smiles he generates, the jokes he tells and the friendly greeting he gives visitors who come through the barn. Above all these accomplishments, Galgowski exemplifies all the principles of a Duncan MacKenzie recipient as to character, sportsmanship, ability, and endeavor.
Langmaids Named Sixth Robert “Whitey” Mckown Master Breeder Award Winner
Scott and Laurie Langmaid of Danville, Vt., have been selected by the Klussendorf Association as the sixth recipient of the Robert “Whitey” McKown Master Breeder Award. This award recognizes a well-managed breeder herd that has been successful at showing and judging and emphasizes all qualities of the Klussendorf Award, including ability, character, endeavor and sportsmanship. The award was formally presented on Friday, October 3 during the 48th World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. Scott and Laurie, along with their sons Ross, Brad and Trevor, operate Vermont Pond View Farm. Scott grew up at Vermont Pond View Farm helping his father, Hugh, build a genetic base that has produced 170 Excellent cows. They have bred four Excellent 95-point cows and six Excellent 94-point cows. The tradition of excellence runs deep in the cow families that the Langmaids develop. Several of the more prominent cows that wear the VT-Pond-View prefix (short for Vermont Pond View) come from lines that date back to cow families purchased by Hugh. This includes VT-Pond-View Round Oak Sue EX-94, whose line produced two Excellent 95-point cows, and VT-Pond-View Charisma-ET EX-95, whose line produced three Excellent 94-point cows. Another of the more prominent lines on the farm had its beginning with Twin-Wind TC Broker Lass EX-95. The cow was purchased by the dairy in 1990 and has left her mark producing nine Excellent daughters and several Excellent granddaughters. One of her daughters, VT-Pond-View Rubens Lilyana, also scored EX-95 points and produced many high-scoring offspring. In 2011, VT-Pond-View Goldwyn Libby-ET, the granddaughter of Lass, was recognized as the Unanimous All American and All Canadian Spring Yearling winning the spring yearling class and junior champion honors at the Royal Winter Fair, New York State Fair and Maryland State Fair. The family has also earned All American Best Three Females in 1991. That same year they earned Reserve All American Produce of Dam, an honor they repeated in 1994. The family stays busy on the farm and has been unable to do much showing in the last several years, but they have a strong history at the Northeast Fall National Show recording five premier breeder awards and two premier exhibitor titles. The farm has also exhibited many years at the Vermont State show winning premier breeder six times and premier exhibitor five times. They have also laid claim to premier breeder or exhibitor titles at the All American Dairy Show, Mideast Fall National and New York State Fair. The Robert “Whitey” McKown Memorial Breeder Award was made possible by the family and friends of the 1997 Honorary Klussendorf honoree. Whitey joined the Holstein World staff in 1956 and became widely respected as he traveled nationally and internationally, reporting on shows, sales, meetings and other Holstein events. The 1987 National Dairy Shrine president also developed MooKown Holsteins in Belleville, N.Y. Whitey had great admiration for the farmer breeder. The Klussendorf Memorial Association, considered by many as the Hall of Fame for Dairy Cattle Exhibitors, began in 1937 in memory of Arthur B. Klussendorf, considered the outstanding dairy cattle showman of his time. Each year, the Klussendorf Association votes to add a new dairy cattle exhibitor to its roles with lifetime membership for their cumulative works including ability, character, endeavor and sportsmanship.
Dale Bendig Awarded A.C. “Whitie” Thomson Memorial Award
The 2014 A.C. “Whitie” Thomson Memorial Award was presented to Dale Bendig of Gettysburg, Pa., by the “Whitie” Thomson family during the 48th World Dairy Expo. The award honors the herdsman/showman who exhibits exemplary leadership and sportsmanship throughout the show. Bendig treats his fellow Expo exhibitors with integrity and friendliness, which are trademark characteristics of A.C. “Whitie” Thomson. Bendig was raised on his family’s farm, Doughoregan, where he learned the ways of dairy life. His family started with Guernseys, breeding and showing, and through partnerships transitioned to Holstein cattle. While still a youth, Bendig started Spungold Holsteins and it just kept growing. In 1992, Bendig married his wife, Deanna, and for 22 years their love for cattle, and each other, has been going strong. Bendig and Deanna operate a 79-acre farm with a herd of 120 cows, 65 of which are milking. Spungold is also home to a few boarded cows as well as cows owned through partnerships. All his life, Bendig has taken remarkable care of cattle, many of his own and others owned by Ernie Kueffner, Greg Wilcomb and Rich Lock, to name a few. In the Showring the Bendigs have collected countless banners in a variety of classes, championships and Premier awards. The Bendigs have developed numerous Excellent dairy cattle, including the 2002 Red & White Grand Champion Female and Overall Futurity Champion, Spungold Tahoe-Red. Bendig worked with another famous name, Old Mill E Snickerdoodle OCS, who was an eight-time All-American nominated cow with an abundance of awards, including six Grand Champion titles at World Dairy Expo and Supreme Champion in 2003. For over 35 years, Bendig has immersed himself in all aspects of the dairy industry and World Dairy Expo. He is a member of World Dairy Expo’s Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Committee. This year the Spungold Holsteins won a daily Herdsmanship Award for their spectacular display and overall welcoming environment for attendees. Bendig also keeps busy judging dairy cattle shows, including the 2012 National Brown Swiss Junior Show, Maryland State Brown Swiss Show and local and regional shows. In their spare time, the Bendigs enjoy working with youth on their farm. From helping coordinate dairy cattle judging practices throughout the year to answering any questions the students may have, they always try to help whenever asked. Bendig’s positive attitude does not stop when he leaves the Showring. His friends and family love his humor. When asked, Deanna said, “He always has a joke to tell. He loves to make people laugh.”
The Bullvine Bottom Line
In an Expo that was billed to be one of the greatest ever, the stars certainly showed up and delivered. Every show seemed to have record numbers, and attendance was through the rough this year. We here at the Bullvine has some many visitors, (Over 20,000 people at one point where live on our site) that we had to even add a 2nd server to handle the load. In the end it come down to two phenomenal cows. Venus and Hailey. These two cows battled hard for supreme champion honors and both with continue to cement their names as two of the greatest show cows in history.