It was a pair of Gillette Windhammer daughters that reigned as the Intermediate Champions of the International Junior Holstein Show. Claiming Intermediate honors was Silvermaple Windam Camille, owned by Christian Cunningham and Miles Price of California. Hours later Camille walked away with Grand Champion honors of the show. She was the winning senior-3-year-old cow. The Reserve Intermediate Champion went to Mapel Wood Windhammer Elegance. She was the winning junior 3-year-old for Whitney Ebert of Wisconsin.
In the older cow classes, Cooper Galton of New York and Chase and Connor Savage of Maryland co-owned the winning Aged Cow, Mor-Yet Goldwyn Faithful-ET. Faithful would later be named Reserve Grand Champion of the show. Reserve Senior Champion went to Cooper Galton’s TC Sanchez Kristina.
Honorable Mention Grand Champion and Reserve Senior Champion was the winning 150,000 Pound Production Cow, J&K-Vue Goldwyn Glamour-ET, exhibited by Doug Boop, Pennsylvania.
Junior Champions was Stranshome Barbwire Emmy, owned by the Stransky brothers, Joseph, Zach, Jerome, and Darian, of Minnesota. Reserve honors went to Noah Bilz, Wisconsin, with his Spring Yearling, Damibel Airlift Marisa.
The Best Bred and Owned of the Show was Lin-Max Sanchez Austin. She is co-bred and co-owned by Taylor Leach of Kansas and Cameron Maxey of Colorado. Austin placed third in the 4-year-old class earlier in the day.
Judge Roger Turner applauded the junior exhibitors for their maturity, confidence, and the respect they showed throughout the show. “Their skill level is beyond imaginable,” commented judge Turner. He was assisted in the ring by associate Kelli Cull.