Atwood and Goldwyn claim two champions each.
by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager
Pat Conroy, Angola, Ind., had 240 Holsteins parade before him along with associate judge, Esteban Posada of Mexico in the International Junior Holstein Show. The judge was looking for square-rumped, deep, open ribbed cattle and was "very impressed with the show."
In the heifer classes, two sisters by Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood took Junior Champion and reserve honors. Gebarten Atwood Maria owned by Taylor Morrill and St-Jacob Atwood Adria owned by Andrew and Mackenzie Reynolds were the top heifers for these New York exhibitors.
The young cow named Intermediate Champion was Whitaker-KK Goldie Rose, sired by Braedale Goldwyn, and exhibited by Rachel Friese and Genavieve Knaup of Minnesota. This senior-3-year-old was followed by 4-year-old, Jacobs Sanchez Blacky for Jacob Dueppengiesser of New York.
A 5-year-old Advent, Sunrose Jess claimed the Senior Champion honors for Bryca and Brant Gingerich and Riley Treat of Indiana. Reserve Senior Champion was presented to Anthony Liddle, N.Y., with Curr-Vale Goldwyn Emelyn.
For Judge Conroy's ultimate winner, he tapped Whitaker-KK Goldie Rose and followed with Sunrose Jess.
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