Ohio Spring Dairy Expo draws 758 animals from 7 breeds

COLUMBUS — The 27th Ohio Spring Dairy Expo was held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, on March 28-30.

A total of 758 animals, representing all seven breeds of dairy cattle, were on the grounds for the shows and sales, an increase of more than 100 head over last year. Exhibitors traveled from across Ohio and nine other states to present their entries to judges Tim Abbott of Fairfield, Vt., and Steve Hendress, of Walcott, Ind.

This year’s event featured seven shows in which 602 open class and junior animals competed.

Supreme Champions

Junior show supreme junior champion: Milking Shorthorn, Topp View Moonshine Alexa, exhibited by Keaton, Kinley and Madelyn Topp, Botkins. Junior show supreme grand champion: Holstein, Rocky-Mount Sanchez Finesse, exhibited by Cole and Olivia Cummings, Sidney. Open show supreme junior champion: Holstein, Cameron-Ridge Atwood Beauty, exhibited by Triple T, Heath and Cummings, North Lewisburg.

Open show supreme grand champion: Jersey, Forever Hopeful Tanya, exhibited by TJ Classic Jerseys, Ansonia.
Ayrshire. (48 head shown) Junior show junior champion: Geminaecho Showstar Sherry, summer yearling, exhibited by Ashley Hawvermale, Wooster. Junior show senior champion and grand champion: Geminaecho Remington Shellie, junior 3-year-old, exhibited by Ashley Hawvermale, Wooster.

Open show junior champion: Tri-Line Lobo, winter calf, exhibited by Walton and Thornburg, Pleasant Plain. Open show senior and grand champion: Geminaecho Remington Shellie, exhibited by Ashley Hawvermale.

Brown Swiss

(67 head shown) Junior show junior champion: Topp View Totally All In, winter calf, exhibited by Keaton, Kinley and Madelyn Topp, Botkins. Junior show senior and grand champion: Rolling Knolls Agen Jerne, 4-year-old, exhibited by Braxton Perry, N. Lewisburg.

Open show junior champion: Top Acres Wonder Girl ET, fall calf, exhibited by Wayne Sliker, St. Paris. Open show senior and grand champion: Rolling Knolls Agen Jerne, Braxton Perry.

Guernsey

(34 head shown) Junior show junior champion: Hearts Desire Jackpot Sweet, fall yearling, exhibited by Marshall Overholt, Big Prairie. Junior show senior and grand champion: GR-Silkyway Murray Naomi J, senior 2-year-old, exhibited by Michael and Kevin Fridenstine, New London.

Open show junior champion: Hearts Desire Jackpot Sweet, fall yearling, exhibited by Marshall Overholt, Big Prairie. Open show senior and grand champion: Lavon Farms Gewels Ann, aged cow, exhibited by Jacon and Evelyn Roedl, Edgewood, Ill.

Holstein

 (193 head shown) Junior show junior champion: Brookvilla Redliner Legend, winter yearling, exhibited by Elijah Dobay, West Salem. Junior show intermediate champion: Rocky-Mount Sanchez Finesse, junior 3-year-old, exhibited by Cole and Olivia Cummings, Sidney.

Junior show senior champion: Sunrose Delaney, aged cow, exhibited by Gingerich/Pertners, Millersburg, Ind.
Junior show grand champion: Rocky-Mount Sanchez Finesse.

Open show junior champion: Cameron-Ridge Atwood Beauty, spring yearling, exhibited by Triple T, Heath and Cummings. Open show intermediate champion: White-Light Gold Kolor-ET, senior 3-year-old, exhibited by Menzie, Quietcove, Curran and Koster, McClure. Open show senior champion: Smith-Oak Glwyn Mint-ET, 5-year-old, exhibited Triple-T. Smith-Oak and Mike Heath, N. Lewisburg.

Open show grand champion: White-Light Gold Kolor-ET.

Jersey

(178 head shown) Junior and open show junior champion: Milksource Tequila Vista, winter yearling, exhibited by Jacob Morgan, Urbana. Junior show intermediate champion: HLF Iatola Shayla, senior 2-year-old, exhibited by Rachel Anderson and Shannon Beavers, New Philadelphia. Junior show senior and grand champion: DKG Jade Violet, aged cow, exhibited by Trevor Greiwe and Garrett Hageman, Sidney.

Open show intermediate champion: Miss Jalepino, junior 2-year-old, exhibited by Lee Squire, Millersburg, Ind.

Open show senior and grand champion: Forever Hopeful Tanya, aged cow, exhibited by TJ Classic Jerseys, Ansonia, Red and White. (54 head shown) Junior show junior champion: Miley Attitude Gloss-Red-ET, winter yearling, exhibited by David Miley, West Salem. Junior show intermediate and grand champion: Oneeda Rocco Twany-Red, senior 2-year-old, exhibited by Keaton, Kinley and Madelyn Topp, Botkins.
Junior show senior champion: Semler Advent Scarlett-Red, 4-year-old, Kayla King and Anna Semler, West Liberty.
Open show junior champion: Carhol Redliner Karypee-Red, winter yearling, exhibited by Doeberierner, Bowen, Heath and Davis, West Salem.

Open show intermediate champion: Macs-Acres Dy 523-Red, senior 3-year-old, exhibited by S and R McMahan and D and H Yoder, Raymond. Open show senior and grand champion: Greenlea Advent MaeMay- Red, 4-year-old, exhibited by Richman Farms, Lodi.
Showmanship. Continuing again this year was the All-Breed Youth Showmanship Competition. The American Dairy Association Mideast who provided a cash prize to each of the 130 contestants, regardless of placing.

Winners included: 9- to 10-year-olds (22 participants): Tim Gunkleman, Medina; 10-11 (19 participants): Logan Schlauch, Big Prairie; 12-13 (24 participants): Keaton Topp, Botkins; 14-15 (23 participants): Will Hughes, Killbuck; 15-16 (17 participants): Marlee Lloyd, Springfield; 17 and up (25 participants): Tanner Topp, Wooster.

Next year, Spring Dairy Expo will be held March 27-29, 2014, again at the Ohio Expo Center.

In addition to the shows, sales, and youth events, the 2014 Expo will also offer a Holstein USA Judges Conference for individuals interested in judging national Holstein shows.

For full results or more information about Spring Dairy Expo, visit www.springdairyexpo.com.

To find out how the sale of breeds occurred at the Spring Dairy Expo, read how the Brown Swiss brought the highest price.

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