Three Ohio Cows in Hunt for Supreme
The Buckeye state put on quite a show with three out of the seven Grand Champions in contention for the Supreme Champion of the World Dairy Expo. Selected by three different judges, the three cows all represented their breed in the spotlight.
Taking home the Red & White Holstein Grand Champion award was Meadow Green Abso Fanny-Red. She is a 94-point daughter of Absolute, owned by and housed at Triple-T of Ohio, along with partners Mike Berry, T&L Cattle and Frank and Diane and Frank and Carol Borba. Fanny was the winning Aged Cow and Best Udder of the International Red & White Show judged by Chad Ryan of Wisconsin. Last year she was the Honorable Mention Red & White All-American Five-Year-Old, Reserve Grand and the first Five-Year-Old of the Royal Winter Fair. She completed a 4-05 record of 25,660M 1,201F 942P. Fanny is out of a 90-point Redman and was bred by Meadow Green Farms LTD., Duncan, BC.
Springhill Mentor Jazzy-ET topped the Four-Year-Old
Cow class and was tapped by Judge Chris Lahmers of Ohio for the Grand Champion of the International Guernsey Show. She is a 92-point daughter of Mentor with records to 27,590M 1,587F and 1,013P. A multiple Unanimous All-American she is out of the 93-point
Dix Lee Tiller Joke, the dam of multiple current top sires in the Guernsey breed. She was bred and is owned by Springhill, the Lang family of Big Prairie, Ohio. On Friday evening, embryos on a mutually agreed upon sire sold in the Fall for Colors Sale at the International Guernsey Classic for a record $1,550 to the Woloohojians of Vermont.
Wayne Sliker, a legend in his own right in the dairy industry and Brown Swiss breed, paraded Top Acres Supreme Wizard ET to the winners circle in the International Brown Swiss show. From St. Paris, Ohio, Sliker has bred multiple All-Americans, including this cow and her family. Wizard is a ‘2E95’ daughter of Supreme out of a ‘2E93’ All-American nominee from the ‘5E93’ multiple All-American and
Total Performance winner, Top Acres EJ Whizzbang. Wizard is herself a former All-American award winner and completed a 5-07 record of 34,914M 1,840M 1,163P in 365 days. Her daughter was named Junior Champion of the show for owner Lindsey Rucks earlier in the week. Two other family members topped classes or took home Champion awards including the Grand of the Junior Show for their owners. The Brown Swiss show was judged by Keith Topp of Ohio.
Congratulations to the owners of these three cows. For more photos visit purebred.smugmug.com and find complete coverage in the November issues of the Guernsey Breeders’ Journal and Brown Swiss Bulletin.