Oct. 8 2016 06:10 PM

Sheeknoll Durham Arrow secured the title of top Holstein at the 2016 World Dairy Expo.

Grand Champion Holstein, Sheeknoll Durham Arrow

In the final breed show of World Dairy Expo, Sheeknoll Durham Arrow was named Senior and Grand Champion female of the International Holstein Show. The winner of the six-year-old and older cow class is owned and exhibited by Sheeknoll Farms of Rochester, Minn. Arrow also earned the titles of Champion Bred and Owned and Best Udder.

The Reserve Senior Champion and Reserve Grand Champion was Wendon Dempsey Prude, a four-year-old cow owned by Westcoast Holsteins, of Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Grand Champions of the Holstein Show
Grand Champions of Holstein Show

The Intermediate Champion was Lingle Gold Freaky Girl-ET, owned by Budjon Farms and Peter & Lyn Vail of Lomira, Wis. Reserve Intermediate Champion was Winterbay Dude Guinness, exhibited by Eaton Holsteins and David Crack Jr.,of Marietta, N.Y. The Junior Champion Female, Duhibou Fever Piranha-ET, hailed from the Lone Star State. She is owned by Alyson & Kenlee Philips of Lingleville, Texas. The Reserve Junior Champion was Cobequid Windbrook Pirouette, another entry from Westcoast Holsteins, Chilliwack, British Columbia. Winner of the 2016 World Dairy Expo International Holstein Futurity was RJR Sid 3273-ET, owned by Connor Erbsen of Lanark, Ill. The Wisconsin Holstein Breeders took home the State Herd award. The Premier Breeder banner was earned by Duckett Holsteins of Rudolph, Wis. The Premier Exhibitor was MilkSource Genetics of Kaukauna, Wis., and for the eighth time in nine years, Braedale Goldwyn was named Premier Sire. Judge Pat Conroy of Angola, Ind., and his associate Yan Jacobs of Cap-Santé, Quebec placed 435 animals over two days during the International Holstein 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.