Oct. 7 2016 12:15 AM

A five-year-old Jersey from Wisconsin earned Grand Champion honors for the second time.

Grand Champions of the Jersey Show
There was a bit of déjà vu during the International Jersey Show at World Dairy Expo, as Musquie Iatola Martha-ET was named Grand Champion for the second year in a row. The 5-year-old was also named Senior Champion of the show and is owned by Shelby Ostrom of Kaukauna, Wis.

Reserve Champion and Reserve Senior Champion honors went to RRF Comerica Daisy, a 4-year-old cow owned by TJ Classic Jerseys and Reinholt Jerseys of Ansonia, Ohio. The nod for Honorable Mention Grand Champion was given to Edgebrook Tequila Madison-ET, owned by Milk Source LLC of Kaukauna, Wis. She had been named Intermediate Grand Champion earlier in the day.

Junior Champion was Lost Elm Tequila Petunia, owned by Jason Luttropp of Berlin, Wis. Reserve Junior Champion was another entry owned by Milk Source LLC, Brandervale Naughty Nostalgia.

Royalty Ridge Tequila Circus-ET was the winner of the 2016 World Dairy Expo International Jersey Futurity. She is owned by River Valley Farm, Ben, Andy, Blessing, and Grace Sauder, of Tremont, Ill.

Grand Champion of the Junior Show was Red Rock View Cari, a 4-year-old cow owned by Cora Carpenter of Darlington, Wis. Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show was Reich-Dale Vaden Strollin. The junior 3-year-old cow is owned by Hayden Reichard of Chambersburg, Pa.

Junior Champion of the Junior Show was Meadowridge Bang Bang Dorrie. She is owned by Michael Riebe and Alleah, Emma, and Jordyn Anderson of Cumberland, Wis. There were a total of 89 entries in the Junior Jersey Show this year.

Premier Breeder was Pleasant Nook Jerseys of Ayr, Ontario. River Valley Farm of Tremont, Ill., was the Premier Exhibitor, and the Premier Sire was Tower Vue Prime Tequila-ET. Judge Chris Lahmers of Marysville, Ohio, and his associate Phillip Topp, also of Botkins, Ohio, placed a total of 366 animals during the International Jersey Show at World Dairy Expo.


Abby Bauer

The author is an associate editor and covers animal health, dairy housing and equipment, and nutrient management. She grew up on a dairy farm near Plymouth, Wis., and previously served as a University of Wisconsin agricultural extension agent. She received a master’s degree from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s from University of Wisconsin-Madison.