Oct. 5 2017 07:00 AM

Victory is sweet as Maple Fudge repeats in junior show.

Grand Champions of the International Milking Shorthorn Show
The partnership of New York’s Peter Vail and Wisconsin’s Hillpoint Partners claimed Intermediate and Grand Champion honors in the International Milking Shorthorn Show. Eichlers MD Blanche-ET topped the junior 3-year-old class, the largest and deepest milking class of the day.

Selected as Senior and Reserve Grand Champion was Elron Megadeth Waveland-EXP-ET. She was the winning 5-year-old and was awarded Best Udder of Show for Iowa’s Halie Gruenwald.

The Reserve Senior Champion was Kuszmar Arkansas Mud-EXP, exhibited by Steven and Susan Kuszylk of New York. Mud was also the Total Performance Winner.

The Reserve Intermediate Champion was Indiana’s B-D-F Madness Marsha, owned by Dallas Butts of B-D-F Farms.

The Heifer Show

KNH Endres Zeus Legendary ascended to the top of the Fall Calf class and was later named Junior Champion of both the open and junior shows for Wisconsin youth, Tyler Endres.

The Reserve Junior Champion of the open show went to Wisconsin bred and owned Wide-Open Zeus Chalice-EXP-ET, Katie Bue’s winter calf.

The winter yearling, Valley View Oakleigh 2390-EXP, was the Reserve Junior Champion of the junior show for Arkansas’ Jessica and Brittany Crawley.

Special Honors

Nasco International Type and Production Award went to Innisfail RU Lady 072-EXP, exhibited by Innisfail-Exels Shorthorns of California.

Premier Breeder and Exhibitor banners were earned by Hard Core Farm, the Keith Fisher family from Pennsylvania. However, the Best Three Females Bred by Exhibitor class was topped by Elron Farms in Iowa.

Kuszmar Megadeth was Premier Sire of the show, while Purple Idalee RR Zeus-EXP-ET was Premier Sire of the heifer show.

Unique to the Milking Shorthorn Show, a Sportsmanship Trophy was presented to Cory and Kristen Salzl of Minnesota, and the Keith King Showmanship Award was presented to Missouri’s Shaelyn Scoon.

Ashley Brandel is congratulated by associate judge Simon Lalande

The Youth Show

Maple Fudge Of 12 Oaks was named Intermediate and Grand Champion of the International Junior Milking Shorthorn Show, repeating this honor from last year. Maple Fudge is owned by siblings Colton and Ashley Brandel of Wisconsin. Ashley took the halter and led the junior 3-year-old to Grand Champion honors, as well as third in the very competitive open class.

GMC DL Lady 1520-EXP was named Reserve Intermediate Champion of the junior show for Lindsey Clark of New Hampshire.

Patti Hurtgen

The author is the online media manager and is responsible for the website, webinars, and social media. A graduate of Modesto Junior College and Fresno State, she was raised on a California dairy and frequently blogs on youth programs and consumer issues.