Select Sires' High-Components Sires Make Headlines This Fall
Three Select sires (7AY84 Palmyra Tri-Star BURDETTE-ET, 7BS796 Old Mill WDE SUPREME ET *TM QS and 7GU395 Sniders Option AARON-ET) earned the coveted Premier Sire banner at World Dairy Expo. Nearly 50 different Jersey, Brown Swiss, Ayrshire, Guernsey and Milking Shorthorn sires had daughters that stood in the top five of their respective classes at the All-American Dairy Show, World Dairy Expo, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE).
Five Junior All American Jerseys are Select-sired
At the All American Junior Jersey Show in Louisville, Ky., Showcase Selections Super Sampler 7JE1124 Avonlea CF Gt Balls of FIRE-ET sired the winning summer yearling, Bolle-Acres Fire Erin exhibited by Drew Bollenbacher of Argos, Ind. She was one of five Junior All Americans sired by "7J" sires including three 7JE867 Griffens GOVERNOR-ET daughters: Payneside GG Got Milk (E-91%), first junior three-year-old and reserve grand champion for Ben Sauder of Tremont, Ill.; SAR Governor Merry (E-91%), winning senior three-year-old exhibited by Tyler French, Newberry, S.C. and Payneside Red Solo Cup, first winter yearling owned by Morgan Betti, Goshen, Conn. In addition to her winnings in Louisville, Payneside GG Got Milk was the reserve intermediate champion at World Dairy Expo. 7JE1102 River Valley Sal SPLENDOR-ET sired the Junior All American fall yearling in milk, SW Splendor Luna, owned by Steven Wetmore of Mount Ulla, N.C.
Another FIRE daughter, Meadow Ridge Fire Jackpot finished in the top five of the summer yearling class at the All American Jersey Show and the International Jersey Show at World Dairy Expo. She is owned by Roger Riebe and Family of Cumberland, Wis. Pierstein Kyros Evangeline, sired by 7JE865 Sunset Canyon KYROS-ET and owned by Ferme Elegance of St-Gervais de Bellechasse, Quebec, was the third intermediate calf at the Canadian National Jersey Show while 7JE1038 All Lynns Louie VALENTINO-ET daughter, M-Signiture Valentino Scarlett-ET was the third spring calf at the All-American Dairy Show for Bailee and Calla Mazzaro and Duane Cole of Williamsfield, Ohio.
BRAIDEN, PEPPER and other Brown Swiss sires have success
7BS900 Blessing Tex BRAIDEN ET*TM "E92" sired three top-five finishers at the International Brown Swiss Show in Madison, Wis. including the fifth spring calf (Nolandale Braiden Jerada, Nolandale Farm, Lexington, Ill.), fourth senior three-year-old (Get-R-Done Braiden Gigi, Craig Walton and Donald Harwood, Pleasant Plain, Ohio) and fifth four-year-old (Lee-Anns Braiden Glitter "VG89," Lee-Ann Swiss LLC, DeWitt, Iowa).
Several 7BS843 Voelkers Wndt Chilli PEPPER*TM daughters could be found in the younger calf classes including Kinnderkay Pepper Eden owned by Webb Kress of West Milton, Ohio. She was the fifth fall calf at World Dairy Expo and the winning fall calf and best bred and owned of the Southeastern National Junior Brown Swiss Show in Louisville, Ky.
7BS849 Cutting Edge THUNDER*TM and 7BS840 Top Acres GRANDSLAM ET*TM also had outstanding show seasons. Cutting Edge T Delilah, sired by THUNDER and owned by Kyle Barton of Ancramdale, N.Y., was the winning winter calf and junior champion at the Southeastern National Junior Brown Swiss show. GRANDSLAM daughter, Mase's Manor Grandslam Lola, exhibited by Zoie Hamilton of Cochranton, Pa., was the winning fall calf and reserve junior champion of the All-American Junior Brown Swiss Show.
SUPREME sired the reserve grand and intermediate champion at World Dairy Expo as well as the reserve intermediate champion at the All-American Dairy Show.
BURDETTE dominates Ayrshire shows
BURDETTE had a banner day at World Dairy Expo where he sired the grand champion, reserve grand champion, junior champion, reserve grand champion of the junior show and junior champion of the junior show. It was no surprise that he earned the Premier Sire award that day. Sunny Acres TSB Silk (EX-92) was named grand champion for Greg Evans of Georgetown, N.Y. Melody-Lane Burdette Sally was the reserve grand champion, following up her grand champion award at the All-American Dairy Show for owner Kaylyn Wood of Saranac, N.Y. Spring Vale Burdt Applefritter (EX-91), owned by Jeffrey Hubbard of Thurmont, Md., was the reserve grand champion of the junior show at both World Dairy Expo and the All-American Dairy Show.
In the World Dairy Expo heifer show, De La Plaine Burdette Bling-ET was the winning summer yearling and junior champion for Ferme Charest and Ferme De La Plaine of Ste-Francoise, Quebec and Four-Hills Burdette Alex 3908 was the top spring yearling and junior champion of the junior show for Britney Hill of Bristol, Vt.
Another BURDETTE daughter, Palmyra-Ragimore-EV B Gigi (VG-89), owned by Palmyra Farm, Edmund Els, Ragimore Trust and Barti Volschenk Hagerstown, Md., was named reserve grand and intermediate champion at the All-American Dairy Show and reserve intermediate champion at NAILE. The reserve junior champion at the All-American Dairy Show, Sunny-Acres TSB Karma-ET, was also a BURDETTE daughter exhibited by Nancy Vaill, Pine Plains, N.Y.
7AY89 Palmyra Poker RIGGINS-ET also sired many top placing animals including, Old-Bankston Riggins Godess, owned by Hannah Halliburton, Smyrna, Tenn., who was the reserve junior champion at the Southern National Ayrshire Show in Louisville, Ky.
ALSTAR, GRUMPY and LIGHTNING sire Guernsey stars
Bluemoons L Darby, owned by Bill and Linda Blue of Circleville, Ohio and sired by 7GU445 Marodore T Les LIGHTNING-ET, was the winning winter calf and reserve junior champion of the International Guernsey Show. She was also a class winner at NAILE.
7GU405 Golden J Ronald GRUMPY daughter, Warwick Manor Grumpy Aliyah had an outstanding show season. Owned by James Riley of Williamsfield, Ohio, she was the second winter yearling at NAILE and World Dairy Expo and the third winter yearling at the All-American Dairy Show.
7GU398 Sniders Ronalds ALSTAR sired several high-placing animals this fall including Hartdale Alstar Skittles who was the winning summer yearling at the National Guernsey Show in Louisville and fourth summer yearling at World Dairy Expo.
AARON daughters performed well in cow classes with his offspring being named grand champion of the junior show at NAILE and All-American Dairy Show. These and other high placings at World Dairy Expo helped him win the Premier Sire banner.
Milking Shorthorn champions sired by LIRIANO and NITRO
7MS347 Mysha-WO Advent LIRIANO-ET daughter, Buckeye Knoll Plmamazing EXP-ET won her class at the All-American Dairy Show, World Dairy Expo and NAILE. She was named the junior champion of the open and junior shows at the All-American Dairy Show, the reserve junior champion of the open show and junior champion of the junior show at World Dairy Expo and junior champion of the Winter National Junior Milking Shorthorn Show in Louisville, Ky.
7MS349 Mysha-WO Robin NITRO EXP sired his share of champions and class winners including the reserve junior champion of the International Junior Milking Shorthorn Show, Lazy M Nitro Dez, owned by Mena Schmitt, Sun Prairie, Wis.
Former lineup sire 7MS340 Kuszmar Alfairs OTHELLO sired the grand champion of the International Milking Shorthorn show and reserve grand champion of the All-American Dairy Show while a 7MS341 Bar-D-Kuszmar CLAY daughter was grand champion of the Winter National Milking Shorthorn Show.
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