Ohio and Pa. breeders take high marks at All-American

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HARRISBURG, Pa. – Indian Acres MM Pistachio Pie, bred and owned by 18-year-old Ashley Elise Sears from Deerfield, Mass., walked away the big winner at the 44th All-American Dairy Show Sept. 20.
The grand champion 5-year-old Guernsey edged out the six other breed champions to win supreme champion honors in the open show.
Earlier in the week, she was also named supreme champion of the premier National Junior Show.
Guernsey. The reserve senior and grand champion Guernsey was Spring River Royal Happy, shown by John and Bonnie Ayars and Kenny Manion of Mechanicsburg, Ohio. The intermediate champion was also exhibited by the Ayars and Manion.
The reserve intermediate champion was the junior 3-year-old shown by Chad Yoder of New Enterprise, Pa.
Ashlee Dietz of Southington, Ohio, showed the reserve junior champion, also the winning winter calf.
Other top Guernseys were:
Winter yearling: Kendy Beth Gable, New Enterprise, Pa.
Fall Yearling: John and Bonnie Ayars and Kenny Manion, Mechanicsburg, Ohio.
Junior best bred and owned: Kendy Beth Gable, New Enterprise, Pa.
Junior best three females: Snider Homestead Acres, New Enterprise, Pa.
Dry cow 3 and over: Chad Yoder, New Enterprise, Pa.
Senior 2-year-old: John and Bonnie Ayars and Kenny Manion, Mechanicsburg, Ohio.
Junior 3-year-old: Chad Yoder, New Enterprise, Pa.
Senior 3-year-old: John and Bonnie Ayars and Kenny Manion, Mechanicsburg, Ohio
4-year-old: Kendy Beth Gable, New Enterprise, Pa.
6 and over: Aaron Gable, New Enterprise, Pa.
Senior best three females: Snider Homestead Farm, New Enterprise, Pa.
Dam and daughter: R-Way Guernseys, Southington, Ohio.
Exhibitor’s herd: Land of Living Farm, Mechanicsburg, Ohio.
State herd: Pennsylvania.
Holstein. Windy-Knoll-View Pledge ET beat 280 others to win the grand champion Holstein banner.
Pledge was the winning 5-year-old, senior champion, and the best bred and owned of show. She is owned by James and Nina Burdette, Windy Knoll View Farm of Mercersburg, Pa.
Windy Knoll View Farm also won the group classes and received the premier breeder and exhibitor awards.
The reserve junior champion was Tramilda Dundee Radiance, owned by Peyton Yeaman and Kalli Keen from North Lewisburg, Ohio.
Other Holstein class winners were:
Winter heifer calf: Peyton Yeaman and Kalli Keen, North Lewisburg, Ohio.
Fall yearling heifer (not in milk): Connelly and Strouse, Morrell Farms and Upstream Farms, Cochranton, Pa.
Reserve junior champion: Peyton Yeaman and Kalli Keen, North Lewisburg, Ohio.
Dry cow, 3 years and older: Charann Foster, Petersburg, Pa.
Senior 2-year-old: James Burdette, Mercersburg, Pa., showed the top senior 2-year-old, 5-year-old, senior best three females, produce of dam, dam and daughter, exhibitors herd, premier breeder and premier exhibitor.
Jersey. George Colpetzer of Greenville, Pa., watched with excitement as his 7-year-old Jersey, GR Xanadu Brendon Kit-Kat-P, was named grand champion and senior champion of the Jersey show Sept. 20.
The cow also topped the 6-year-old and over class.
Colpetzer also showed the champion summer yearling.
Other Jersey winners were:
Dry cow, 3 years and over: Hard Core Primtime Flirtatious-ET, Ashley and Kristen Fisher, New Enterprise, Pa.
State herd: Pennsylvania Jersey State Herd.
Brown Swiss. Pot Luck Sb Butterfly ET, the winning aged cow owned by Peter Vail from Copake, N.Y., took the senior and grand champion Brown Swiss banners.
The reserve grand and reserve senior champion awards were received by New View Swiss Farms from Mechanicsburg, Ohio, with Rager Lucky Charm, the first place 4-year-old.
Holly Johnson of Utica, Pa., won reserve junior champion with Way Lyn Pargo Pam, the first-place fall yearling heifer.
First place winners are as follows:
Junior bull calf: Dale and Paula Baumann, Blanchester, Ohio.
Reserve champion bull: Dale Dirkson, Kenton, Ohio.
Summer yearling heifer: Jeffrey McKissick, New Castle, Pa.
Winter yearling heifer: Aubrey I. Hering, Cochranton, Pa.
Fall yearling heifer (not in milk): Holly Johnson, Utica, Pa.
Best junior female bred and owned: Holly Johnson, Utica, Pa.
Junior best three females: Alicia Mase, Cochranton, Pa.
Junior 2-year-old: Jamie and Jami Hartman, St. Thomas, Pa.
4-year-old: Ayars and Marion, Mechanicsburg, Ohio.
Premier breeder: Alicia Mase, Cochranton, Pa.
Milking Shorthorn. The grand champion banner in the Milking Shorthorn show went to the winning junior 3-year-old, Halpin’s Melody, shown by George and Mike Halpin of Cullom, Ill. The cow was also intermediate champion and best bred-and-owned.
Reserve grand honors were given to the senior champ, Hard Core Mr. Lee Rosemary, owned by Chriselle Fisher of New Enterprise, Pa.
The reserve junior champion was Hard Core Ace Roxy-EXP, exhibited by Keith and Donnette Fisher, of New Enterprise, Pa.
First place winners are as follows:
Fall calf: J.A. Elliott and Donnette Fisher, New Enterprise, Pa.
Spring yearling: Keith and Donnette Fisher, New Enterprise, Pa.
Winter yearling: Denise Whiting, Slippery Rock, Pa.
Junior best three females: Hard Core Farm, New Enterprise, Pa.
Dry cow, 3 years and older: J.A. Elliott and Donnette Fisher, New Enterprise, Pa.
4-year-old: Chriselle Fisher, New Enterprise, Pa.
5-year-old: Chriselle Fisher, New Enterprise, Pa.
Best three females: Keith and Donnette Fisher, Hard Core Farm, New Enterprise, Pa.
Dam and daughter: J.A. Elliott and Donnette Fisher, New Enterprise, Pa.
State herd: Pa. Milking Shorthorn Society, Slippery Rock, Pa.
Keith and Donnette Fisher’s Hard Core Farm, New Enterprise, Pa., was named premier breeder and premier exhibitor.
Red and White. Richard Greene of Middletown, Del., took home grand and reserve grand champion honors and was named premier exhibitor of the Red and White breed division at the show.
Greene’s 4-year-old, Creek-Knoll Mae Distrig-Red, was tapped senior champion and then grand champion. His senior 3-year-old, KY-Blue Ruben Marla-Red-ET, was the intermediate champion and reserve grand champion.
The reserve junior champion, Windsor-Manor Romance-Red-ET, was shown by Justin and Claire Burdette of Mercersburg, Pa.
First place winners are as follows:
Fall calf: Justin and Claire Burdette, Mercersburg, Pa.
Six years and over: Donald Adams, Belleville, Pa.
100,000/125,000-pound cow: Paul Lawrence, New Castle, Pa.
Senior best bred and owned and performance award winner: Lawrence-Haven Absolute-Red, Paul Lawrence, New Castle, Pa.

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