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Saturday, October 6, 2012
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HAILEY IS TOP PICK AT 2012 WORLD DAIRY EXPO
MADISON, WISCONSIN – RF Goldwyn Hailey, owned by Gen-Com Holstein Ltd. of Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, Quebec, captured the Supreme Champion title of the 2012 World Dairy Expo. Earlier in the day, Hailey was named the winning Six-Year-Old & Older Cow and Senior Champion of the 2012 International Holstein Open Show, adding on to her title of Grand Champion. In 2011, Hailey made quite the impression on the world stage, racking up a vast list of credentials. She was named Reserve Grand Champion and Best Udder of Show at the 2011 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair last fall and Reserve All-Canadian and Reserve All-American 5-Year-Old for 2011. At the 2011 Quebec International Fall Show, Hailey placed 1st as Five-Year-Old Cow, second at the Quebec Expo, and third at the International Holstein Show. This Excellent 97-point cow was bred by R&F Livestock and Chilliwack Cattle Co., Warman, Saskatchewan, out of Mellholm Louie Hanah and sired by Braedale Goldwyn. Gen-Com Holstein Ltd. was founded in May 2009, specializing in Holstein breeding and working with heifers, cows and embryos with high genetic potential. Hailey is awarded the Gregory Blaska Memorial Trophy, $1,500 courtesy of BouMatic, a champion sash courtesy of Arethusa Farm, Litchfield, Conn., a royal blanket from Agpro, Inc., Paris, Texas and a director’s chair sponsored by Royal Brand Embroidery, Ellsworth, Wisconsin.
Arethusa Response Vivid-ET, owned by Arethusa Farm, of Litchfield, Conn., swept her competition for the title of Reserve Supreme Champion of 2012 World Dairy Expo. Only one day into WDE, Vivid domineered, earning the title Grand Champion of the 2012 International Jersey Show on Wednesday October, 4. She additionally was named winning Four-Year-Old Cow and Senior Champion. Already on her resume, Vivid was the Intermediate Champion at the N.Y. Spring Jersey Show in 2010 and the Intermediate Reserve Grand at the 2010 All-American Show. Last year, she was also the first Junior Three-Year-Old Cow at World Dairy Expo. Vivid is a daughter of Huronia Centruion Veronica 20J, the World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion in 2006 and Reserve Supreme Champion in 2004, and sired by Hollylane R Response-ET. Arethusa Farms, located in Litchfield, Conn., pride themselves on providing the best care for their cows to produce truly exceptional products, which is clearly represented in this Excellent 91-point cow. As Reserve Supreme Champion, Vivid received $1,000 from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., a champion sash courtesy of Arethusa Farm, Litchfield, Conn., Saint Joseph, Missouri; a royal blanket courtesy of E-Zee Milking Equipment, McFarland, Wisconsin and a director’s chair courtesy of Royal Brand Embroidery of Ellsworth, Wisconsin.
World Dairy Expo is a global dairy producer event that hosts the elite dairy cattle show, the largest dairy-focused trade show in the world and educational seminars. Held each fall, this premier event serves as the industry’s meeting place. Generous support from sponsors makes the Supreme Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion honors possible. In 2012, sponsors include: AgPro, Inc., Arethusa Farm, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., BouMatic, E-Zee Milking Equipment, LLC, Royal Brand Embroidery and World Dairy Expo. The 2013 World Dairy Expo is scheduled for October 1-5 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. For futher detail visit www.worlddairyexpo.com.