News Release

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

CONTACT: JANET KELLER, 608-224-6455
OR VIA EMAIL AT: jkeller@wdexpo.com

FISHER AND MCKAY EXHIBIT GRAND CHAMPION IN THE INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW

MADISON, WISCONSIN – Big Guns Jamaica Vanilla, exhibited by Madison Fisher and Josh McKay of Claysburg, Pa., captured the Grand Champion title in the International Junior Jersey Show at the 2012 World Dairy Expo earning the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award.  Vanilla was the winning entry from the Five-Year-Old Cow class.  Nic, Jeni, Ben and Andy Sauder of Tremont, Ill. took home the Reserve Grand Champion award with Lormiere Fusion Christine, winner of the Six-Year-Old & Older Cow class.

Judge Mark Rueth of Oxford, Wis. and Associate Judge Cathy Yeoman of Dover, Okla. placed 82 junior entries.

Overall show results and top class placings are as follows: 

Spring Heifer Calf
1. Edgebrook Grand Monique, Mike & Brenda Dilly and Jason & Kelly Steinlage, Montour, Iowa
2. Crossbrook Tequila Cola, Devin Prokop, Middleburgh, N.Y.

Winter Heifer Calf
1. Four-Hills Tequ Cris 3800, Megan & Elizabeth Hill, Bristol, Vt.
2. Smokin Hot Rendition Letitia, Austin T. Nauman, Norwalk, Wis.

Fall Heifer Calf
1. Avonlea Comerica Rhianna, Natalie Sanders, Hilmar, Calif.
2. Parkview Kramer Pandora, Morgan Betti, Goshen, Conn.

Summer Yearling Heifer               
1. Stars Big Time Impressiv Girl, M., P., B. & H. Linehan, J. Weiss, River Falls, Wis.
2. Budjon-Vail Minister Madeline-ET, Brett Peth, Ripon, Wis.

Spring Yearling Heifer
1. Kyles Louis Moonlight, Janelle Renee Remington, Juneau, Wis.
2. Arethusa Tequila Venice, Kyle Cacciola, Middleburgh, N.Y.

Winter Yearling Heifer
1. Partee At Budjon Licorice-ET, Emma Olstad, Stoughton, Wis.
2. Stars Valiant Choice, Jim Brandenburg, Fort Atkinson, Wis.

Fall Yearling Heifer
1. Edgebrook Shyster Shasta, Gina Fisher & Mike & Brenda Dilly, Montour, Iowa
2. Stookeyholm Freckles, Maranda, Mallarie & Jordan Stookey, Milford, Ind.

Junior Champion Female of Junior Show              
Partee At Budjon Licorice-ET, Emma Olstad, Stoughton, Wis.

Reserve Junior Champion Female of Junior Show
Avonlea Comerica Rhianna, Natalie Sanders, Hilmar, Calif.

Fall Yearling in Milk (must have freshened)
1. Avon Road Tequilla Kari-ET, Iris Quinlan & Skyler Strandberg, Alma Center, Wis.
2. Shady Space Ringmaster Cookie, Brianna, Krista, Matthew & Austin Hall, Westby, Wis.

Junior Two-Year-Old Cow
1. Hixson Indiana Ilene, Ethan Graybill, Ill.
2. Riley Jamaica Marsha, Kaitlyn A. Riley, Gays Mills, Wis.

Senior Two-Year-Old Cow
1. Verdicts Polly, Seth Rupprecht, Thief River Falls, Minn.
2. Underground Gems Garnett, Brett & Brice Peth, Ripon, Wis.

Junior Three-Year-Old Cow
1. BJ Governor Monopoly-ET, Shawn & Seth Nehls, Hustisford, Wis.
2. Family Hill Socrates Flower-ET, Ethan Graybill, Freeport, Ill.

Senior Three-Year-Old Cow
1. Ratliff Sultan Velvet, Nic, Jeni, Ben & Andy Sauder, Tremont, Ill.
2. Kellogg-Bay Amedeo Gladys-ET, Megan Hill, Bristol, Vt.

Four-Year-Old Cow
1. South Mountain Voltage Spice-ET, Ben Sauder, Tremont, Ill.
2. Clover Field Excitation Godiva, Andy, Ryan & Kellie Ripp, Dimock, S.D.

Five-Year-Old Cow
1. Big Guns Jamaica Vanilla, Madison Fisher & Josh McKay, Claysburg, Pa.
2. Paule-View Giller Sabrina, Andy, Ryan & Kellie Ripp, Dimock, S.D.

Six-Year-Old & Older Cow
1. Lormiere Fusion Christine, Nic, Jeni, Ben & Andy Sauder, Tremont, Ill.
2. FCF Prize Ella, Aces-Hi, Stookeyholm, J. Stookey, B. Brand, Milford, Ind.

100,000 Lb. Cow
1. Vandenberg Amedeo Natasha, Mitch & Yolanda Vandenberg, Canton De Hatley, Quebec
2. O.F. Thor Laurene, Julia M. Owens, Frederic, Wis.

Grand and Senior Champion Female of Junior Show       
Big Guns Jamaica Vanilla, Madison Fisher & Josh McKay, Claysburg, Pa.

Reserve Grand and Reserve Senior Champion Female of Junior Show
Lormiere Fusion Christine, Nic, Jeni, Ben & Andy Sauder, Tremont, Ill.

Generous support from sponsors makes the International  Junior Jersey Show possible. In 2012, sponsors include: Accelerated Genetics, American Milking Shorthorn Society, Ayrshire Breeders' Association, Barlass Jerseys, Becky Martin, Bob & Molly Jahn, Brown Swiss Enterprises, Budjon-Vail, Callicrate Banders, Carol's Original WorkS (COWS), E-Zee Milking Equipment, LLC, Family Dairies USA, Gil-Bar Jerseys, Heather Bienfang, Jim King of Kingsdale Farm, Jones Valley Jerseys, Ma-Brown Jerseys, Merrick Animal Health, Nelson Farm, Partee Jerseys, Red & White Dairy Cattle Association, Renee & Scott Schrift, Second-Look Holsteins, Select Sires, Inc., Stanek Jerseys, Tom Morris, Ltd., Tri-Koebel Registered Holsteins & Jerseys, Tumbleweed Holsteins & Jerseys, Udder Comfort, Wisconsin Junior Jersey Association, Wisconsin State Farmer and World Dairy Expo.