Dillon Freeman, 15, of Bremen, Ind., swept the supreme pageant with home-bred animals at the Premier National Junior Show, part of the 2019 All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg. His Senior 3 Year Old, Nor-Bert Reinholt’s Lochin Vail ET, was named Supreme Champion Cow, while his fall yearling heifer class winner, Nor-Bert Lochin Vesta, took Supreme Champion Heifer honors.
Freeman is a 9th-grader at James Madison High, and enjoys fitting and farmwork. He was joined at the show by brother Dalton and sister Breanne.
Lochin Vail ET, an EX 91, previously secured honors as Grand Champion of the junior and open shows at the Ohio Spring Dairy Expo, as Grand Champion Junior at the Midwest Spring National, and Supreme Champion of the Indiana State Fair.
Premier National Junior Show Judges:
Ayrshire and Milking Shorthorn– Matt Henkes, Luana, Iowa
Brown Swiss – Sean Johnson, Glenville, York Co.
Guernsey – Neil Kittle, Winchester, Ontario
Holstein – Nathan Thomas, North Lewisburg, Ohio
Jersey and Red & White – Jason Lloyd, Middleburgh, N.Y.
Ayrshire – Nor-Bert Lochin Vesta, Dillon Freeman, Bremen, Ind.
Brown Swiss – Meadow Hill Winmore Award, Melia Santillanez, Clear Spring, Md.
Guernsey – Twincounty Whats on Tap-ET, Landree Fraley, Muncy, Lycoming Co., Pa.
Holstein – BV-CW Doorman Lexi-ETS, Ella Hlavaty, Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pa.
Jersey – Big Guns Andreas Vienna, Lillian Franke, London, Ohio.
Milking Shorthorn – Hard Core Lottery Firework, Katelyn Taylor, Allenwood, Union Co., Pa.
Red and White – Knonaudale Lite My Fire-Red, Kaila Stoltzfus, East Earl, Lancaster Co., Pa.
Ayrshire – Nor-Bert Reinholts Lochin Vail ET, Dillon Freeman, Bremen, Ind.
Brown Swiss – Top Acres Peppy Songbird ET, Kelly Manion, Scottsville, Ky.
Guernsey – Sniders Mentor Wildcat, Chase Cessna, New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa.
Holstein – Webb View Lady Bell Wildthi, Landree Fraley, Muncy, Lycoming Co., Pa.
Jersey – Sugar Brook Joel Jeopardy, Kirsten Feusner, Ulster, Bradford Co., Pa.
Milking Shorthorn – Valley View Oakleigh, Brittany Crawley, Gravette, Ark.
Red & White –Cherry-Lor Ladd Ripple-Red, Matthew Boop, Millmont, Union Co., Pa.