HARRISBURG, Pa. — Topping more than 1,000 entries at the 46th All-American Dairy Show held in Harrisburg, Pa., Old Mill E. Snickerdoodle, owned by Allen Bassler, Jr. of Upperville, Va., once again took home the supreme champion title Sept. 24.
A seven-time All-American Brown Swiss, this 11-year-old cow was supreme champion of the All-American Dairy Show for the second year in a row, and third time as grand champion.
Winner of the component merit class, she also topped the Premier National Junior Show Sept. 21.
Seven judges sorted through 1,027 animals to choose the top cow of each breed, and six of those judges collaborated to pick the overall winner.
The six other All-American grand champions were: Ayrshire: Val D’estrie Special K Lolly, Heather Morrell, Cochranton, Pa.; Guernsey: Littlefields Dollar Sandler, Beth Littlefield, Watertown, N.Y.; Holstein: Sim-Kno July Lindsay, Robert and Laura Emerson, Middletown, Del.; Jersey: Pleasant Valley Prime Heather, Spring Valley Farm, Westminster, Md.; Milking Shorthorn: Clayside FST Valora 8A22, Nick Wright, Cushing, Okla. and Red and White: Windor-Manor Romanc-Red-ET, Claire and Justin Burdette, Mercersburg, Pa.
Emerson Farms of Middletown, Del., bested 216 Holsteins to take grand champion in the show.
Sim-Kno July Lindsay, owned by Robert and Laura Emerson, won the 4-year-old class and senior champion before taking the grand champion title.
Senior 3-year-old MS Durchan Lady Allana-ET, owned by Robert Smith of Monkton, Md., was intermediate champion.
Reserve grand and senior champion was awarded to 6-years-old and older class winner, Quality-Ridge Stormi Hazel, owned by Hazel Syndicate, LLC of Preston, Conn.
Arethusa Gold Valencia-ET was the reserve intermediate champion and winner of the junior 3-year-old class.
The first and second place fall yearling heifers were junior and reserve junior champion of the Holstein show. MS Elmvue Durham Kenya-ET, owned by Hill, Umble, Strouse, Connelly and Merwarth was junior champion, and Bon Verveil Camee Final Cut, owned by Pierre Dubeau of Quebec was reserve junior champion.
Windy-Knoll-View Farm of Mercersburg, Pa., earned both banners for premier breeder and exhibitor of the show.
Pleasant Valley Prime Heather topped 176 Jerseys at the show. Exhibited by Spring Valley Farm of Westminster, Md., Heather won the production class and was then named senior grand champion of the Jersey show.
Reserve grand champion went to the intermediate champion, the winning junior 3-year-old, Tower Vue Tobago-ET owned by Craig and Scott Walton of Tower Vue Farm in Carlisle, Pa.
Reserve senior champion was awarded to WF Rebel Batina, owned by Mike and Paul Stiles of Waverly Farm in Clearbrook, Va.
Waverly Farm also won reserve intermediate champion with Sultan Teebag, the second place junior 3-year-old.
Kipp Amedea Anastasia, owned by Kevin Ehrhardt of Baldwin, Md., was awarded junior champion jersey. Reserve junior champion went to Arthesua Minister Giselle, owned by Jeff Sharts of Greenwich, N.Y.
For the fifth year in a row, Waverly Farm was awarded premier exhibitor.
Tom and Amanda Arrowsmith of Hillacres Jerseys in Peach Bottom, Pa., won the premier breeder banner.
The Fisher family of New Enterprise, Pa., walked away from the All- American Milking Shorthorn Show with 11 first place ribbons for the cows from their Hard Core Farm during the All-American Dairy Show.
Winning senior and grand champion was 12-year-old Clayside FST Valora 8 A22, exhibited by Kayla Frazier of Cushing, Okla.
Reserve senior and grand champion honors were awarded to the winning 4-year-old Hard Core MRB Lizzie, bred by the Fishers and exhibited by Allen Hess of Smithburg, Md.
The Fishers exhibited the intermediate and reserve champions with Hard Core Ace Roxy-EXP and Hard Core Rebel Maggie-EXP-ET, respectively.
Junior champion went to David Riley of Williamsfield, Ohio, with his winter heifer calf MI – San Acreso Lust ET, and the summer yearling heifer Springs Million Dollar Baby, exhibited by Emily and Jason Monnat of Dryden, N.Y., won reserve junior champion.
Allen Bassler, Jr., of Upperville, Va., swept the Brown Swiss show at the 2009 All-American Dairy Show by taking the intermediate, senior and grand champion honors Sept. 23.
Sixteen-year-old Bassler’s Old Mill E. Snickerdoodle, the Component Class winner, was named senior and grand champion for the XX at the All-American.
Reserve senior and grand champion went to the second place Component Merit cow, Forest Lawn Anthem Busy, owned by Ken Main, Paul Stiles, Peter Vail and Scott Hussey of Copake, N.Y.
Bassler’s winning senior 2-year-old, Blessing Parker Fanny-ET, was the intermediate champion, and the reserve intermediate champion from Perry, N.Y., was Stacia True’s Forest Lawn PJS Shine-ET, the second place senior 2-year-old.
Shen-Val Trendy Carol, the winning fall yearling owned by Amanda Thompson of Wellsville, Pa., was junior champion. The second place fall yearling was reserve junior champion, Kulp-Terra TA Showgirl-ET owned by Lindsey Rucks of Okeechobee, Fla.
Littlefield Farms of Watertown, N.Y., earned top Guernsey honors from among 145 animals at the show Sept. 23.
Seven-year-old Littlefields Dollar Sandler was named senior and grand champion of the show.
Sniders Homestead Farm of New Enterprise, Pa., exhibited the reserve grand champion with their intermediate champion Sniders Adacka Horizon, the winning senior 2-year-old.
Sniders also showed the reserve senior champion, the second-placed mature cow, Sniders Omni Aerolin. Sniders were named premier breeder and exhibitor of the Guernsey show.
Reserve intermediate champion was senior 3-year-old Windsong Glacier Marybeth exhibited by Ashley Sears of Indian Acres Farm, South Deerfield, Mass.
Junior champion was the winning winter yearling Rutter Bros Showtimes Candy -TW, exhibited by Kelly Johnson, York, Pa. Reserve junior champion was Coulee Crest Chall Jeanie-ET, exhibited by Josey Morris, Watertown, Wis.
Windsor-Manor Romance-Red-ET kissed the competition good-bye during the All-American Red and White Show Sept. 23 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center.
Owned by Claire and Justin Burdette of Mercersburg, Pa., “Romance” won the senior 2-year-old class, was then chosen intermediate champion and went on to be named grand champion of the show.
Reserve grand champion honors went to the senior champion, the winning 5-year-old, Cherrie-Kreek Beulah-Red, exhibited by Richard Green of Greenlea Farms, Middletown, Del. Green was also named premier breeder and exhibitor of the Red and White Show.
The reserve senior champion was the first-placed 4-year-old, Hilrose Advent Autumn-Red owned by John Sullivan of Geneva, N.Y., and the reserve intermediate champion was the winning senior 3-year-old, Scenic-Edge Joyful-Red-ET exhibited by Stephanie Aves of Poplar Grove, Ill.
Junior champion and best bred and owned junior animal was the top fall calf, MD Hillbrook Sunburst Red – ET shown by Chris and Jennifer Hill, Fred Strouse and Tim Merwarth of Thurmont, Md.
Reserve junior champion was exhibited by Waverly Farm of Clear Brook, Va., Pintail Point Charlo Red-ET.
The best bred and owned senior animal was Spungold-MVU Jordan Jet-Red by Dale and Deanna Bendig of Gettysburg, Pa.
Val D’Estrie Special K Lolly, owned and exhibited by Heather Morrell of Cochranton, Pa., was awarded senior and grand champion Ayrshire for the second year in row at the All-American Ayrshire Show.
“Lolly” was also named best bred and owned senior animal in the Ayrshire show. Reserve senior and reserve grand champion Tri-Line Flurish Lauren was exhibited by Emily Thornburg of Carlisle, Pa.
Palmyra Tri-Star R Ginger-ET, exhibited by Mary Creek of Palmyra Farms, Hagerstown, Md., won intermediate champion and Gregory Evans of Georgetown, N.Y., who exhibited Sunny Acres Harmony’s Kennedy was awarded reserve intermediate champion.
Evans also exhibited the junior champion, the winning summer yearling, Sunny Acres Rattler’s Kaci who was also named the best bred and owned junior animal.
The reserve junior champion was the intermediate calf Mackayr S Primetime, owned by Stephen McDonald of Princeton, Ill.
Sunny Acres of Georgetown, N.Y., was named premier breeder and exhibitor of the show.