Willow Brook Labron Toni was chosen as the Grand Champion at the International Guernsey Show. Exhibited by Jake Booher of West Middlesex, Penn., Willow was the winning 5-year old and took home Senior Grand Champion honors as well.
“I don’t think there is going to be much to stop this 5-year-old,” said Judge Brian Schnebly of Hagerstown, Md., as he selected the Grand Champion of the International Guernsey Show. “Not the biggest cow in the world, but a cow that is extremely correct, and what an udder!”
Along with his Associate Judge, Mike Hickman, from Shelbyville, Tenn., the duo evaluated 227 Guernseys.
Hi Guern View Dancing Diva-ET, the winning Aged Cow, was awarded Reserve Grand Champion and Reserve Senior Champion. The cow was exhibited by Ryan and Kristi Dinderman of Orangeville, Ill.,
Intermediate Champion of the Open and Junior Shows went to the Junior 3-year-old, Hi Guern View Diva Designer, shown by Riley Zettle of Rock City, Ill. Reserve Intermediate Champion of the Open Show and Junior Show was the first-place Senior 3-year-old, Warwick Manor Ty Carter exhibited by Kaila, Karli, and Kolby Stoltzfus from East Earl, Penn.
The Junior Champion was the winning Fall Calf, Springhill Jokes Finale-ETV, shown by Springhill Farm from Big Prairie, Ohio. The Winter Calf, Knapps Pie Time To Dance-ETV, exhibited by Austin and Landen Knapp of Epworth, Iowa was the Reserve Junior Champion.
Grand Champion of the Junior Show honors went to the aforementioned Hi Guern View Diva Designer, shown by Riley Zettle of Rock City, Ill. Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show was Warwick Manor Ty Carter, exhibited by Kaila, Karli, and Kolby Stoltzfus from East Earl, Pa. ShowSniders HP GG Lonestar Amazing-ETV, led by Logan Harbaugh and owned by Amazing Syndicate of Marion, Wis., was Junior Champion of the Junior Show. Reserve Junior of the Junior Show was Hartdale Primetime Cami exhibited by Lauren Robison and Braden and Connor Hartmann of Mulbery Grove, Ill.
Knapps Guernseys, of Epworth, Iowa, took home Premier Breeder of the heifer and cow show and Premier Exhibitor. The Premier Sire was Millborne Tiller Fayes Fame.
Christy Achen was the 2018 Hoard's Dairyman summer editorial intern. She grew up on a dairy farm in southwest Kansas. Achen is currently a senior at Utah State University studying agricultural communications and journalism.