COLUMBUS — A total of 564 animals from six different breeds were exhibited and placed by judges Steve White of New Castle, Ind., and Lynn Lee of Smyrna, Tenn., at the Spring Dairy Expo, April 9-11.
Cattle traveled from more than 13 states.
There were four different breed sales and more than 205 animals that traveled across the auction block.
Another highlight of the Spring Dairy Expo was the showmanship contest. There were four age divisions and 93 participants.
There were 76 animals placed by Lee during the National Ayrshire Spring Show.
The senior 3-year-old cow, Shiredale Phil’s Susan, owned by Toppglen Farms of Wooster, Ohio, was named grand champion of the show.
Mill Valley Rossette’s Ronda, an aged cow owned by Mill Valley Farms (John and Donna Greiwe), Sidney, Ohio, was selected as the reserve champion.
Junior champion was Des Chamois Princess-ET, a fall yearling heifer, owned by Mike and Julie Hemp of Chebanse, Ill.
Reserve junior champion was Smithburn Holiday, a fall yearling, owned by Lydia Rinehart of Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Premier breeder and exhibitor was Mill Valley Farms.
In the junior Ayrshire show, grand champion was Shiredale Phil’s Susan, shown by Tyler, Tessa, Tanner and Brennan Topp.
Reserve champion was Mill Valley Rossette’s Ronda, shown by John, Trevor, Lane and Blake Hageman.
Junior champion was Smithburn Holiday, shown by Rinehart.
Reserve junior champion was a fall yearling, Emerald-Farms Harmony Nita, shown by Taylor Jodrey and owned by Taylor, Kassi, Cody and Corey Jodrey of Winchester, Ohio.
There were a total of 41 head judged by White.
Topp-View Farms of Botkins, Ohio, exhibited the grand champion, a senior 3-year-old cow, RNR Jamboree Trinket.
Reserve champion was DJ Combo Pilot-ET, a 5-year-old owned by Ben and Kirby Sparrow of Owenton, Ky.
Junior champion was Frosted Sieg Wammy-ET, a fall yearling owned by the Sparrows.
A summer yearling took home the honors of reserve junior champion with Fairdale Dynasty Rook, owned by the Sparrows.
Premier breeder and exhibitor was Open Road, Steve and Carol Watts from Killbuck, Ohio.
In the junior show, grand champion was DJ Combo Pilot-ET.
Reserve grand champion was R-Hart Beamer Carrie, a senior 2-year-old, owned by Rinehart and R-Hart Farms.
Junior champion was a summer yearling, Fairdale Dynasty Rook.
White worked the ring placing 38 head of Guernsey cattle.
Grand champion was Sunrise Goldie Lux, a 5-year-old cow and reserve grand champion was a 4-year-old cow, Land of Living JT Rockette ET. Both animals are from Land of Living Farms, John and Bonnie Ayars and Sons of Mechanicsburg, Ohio.
Junior champion was a sharp fall yearling heifer, Village View Tiller Lucy, owned by Krista Richardson, Balmoral Farms of Wapakoneta.
Reserve junior champion was a summer yearling heifer, Sniders Lindsey Adacka Adel, owned by Walnut Corner Farm, Lindsey Brothers of Bismarck, Ill.
In the junior show, grand champion was a junior 3-year-old cow, Crown Stone Decision Dottie, and reserve grand was a 4-year-old, Rutter Bros C Tur Dazzle. Both animals were owned by Cassandra Musser of Den-Be Farm, Enon Valley, Pa.
Junior champion was a fall yearling heifer, Den-Be C Hawk Hallucination and Reserve Junior champion was a fall heifer calf, Hooverville Aaron Dot.
There were 230 Holsteins exhibited and evaluated by Lee. This is a national show and there were cattle exhibited from eight states.
Grand champion was an aged cow, Lindale Eland Frisky, owned by Lindale Holsteins, Dale and Linda, Jeff and Juli Drendel of Hampshire, Illinois.
Reserve grand champion was a senior 3-year-old, Harvue-OCS Elmo Cora, owned by Stan-Mar-Dale/Express Holsteins from Urbana, Ohio.
Junior champion was Mors Terrason Integrity Fay, a winter yearling heifer owned by Brett Morlock of West Salem, Ohio.
Reserve junior champion was Maheufils Goldwyn Melinda-ET, a fall yearling heifer, owned by Austin Rademacher of Penfield, Illinois.
Premier breeder was a tie between Oakvale of London, Ohio, and Lindale Holsteins. Premier exhibitor was Lindale Holsteins.
In the junior show, grand champion was the aged cow, Carrdale Damion Raven, owned by Katie Cole of Bucyrus, Ohio.
Reserve grand champion was Kennyvale Davis Holly, owned by Matthew T. Mitchell from LaFollette, Tenn.
Junior champion was Red-Springs Damion Jewel, a spring yearling heifer owned by Justin Kennedy of New Castle, Pa.
Reserve junior champion was another spring yearling, Ky-Blue-Maid Jasmine-ET, owned by Katie Gibson and Bluegrass Genetics from Eminence, Ky.
White placed 131 head of Jerseys.
Grand champion was Indiana Veda, a senior 3-year-old cow owned by Williams Jerseys, Erin and Jody Williams, of McConnellsville, Ohio.
Reserve grand champion was another senior 3-year-old, Daisy Lane Wanups C Zoe, owned by Stanfield Jerseys, Heath Geyer, of Fort Loramie, Ohio.
Junior champion was a winter yearling, Bridon Jade Expedia-ET, owned by Topp-View, Keaton Topp, of Botkins.
Reserve junior champion was DKG Jade Smily, a fall calf owned by Greiwe and Knoop Jerseys of Sidney.
Premier breeder and exhibitor was William Jerseys.
Grand champion of the junior show in Jerseys was Indiana Veda.
Reserve champion was Daisy Lane Wanups C Zoe.
Junior champion was DKG Jade Smily, shown by Trevor Greiwe.
Reserve junior champion was a summer yearling heifer, DKG Response Chance Chloe, shown by Greiwe.
Once again, White worked the ring as he placed 48 head of Milking Shorthorn cattle.
Grand champion was Way-Lu Clay Prissy-EXP, an aged cow owned by Smarts Jerseys and Shorthorns, Ted and Diane Smart and Alexis Roe of Anna, Ohio.
Reserve grand champion was a 4-year-old cow, Spring Meadows Koyote’s Dizzy, owned by Spring Meadows, Elaine Bodey of Urbana, Ohio.
Junior champion was a winter yearling heifer, Milkin Duds Valors Rihanna, owned by Milkin Duds Farm, Jimmy Hensley of Daleville, Ind.
Reserve junior champion was a spring yearling heifer, Gold Mine SM Classic Diva-ET, owned by JC Dairy Farm, Cheyenne Cartee of New Holland, Ohio.
Premier breeder was Tres Colles Farm, Chillicothe, Ohio, and premier exhibitor was Milkin Duds Farm.
In the junior show, grand champion was a senior 3-year-old cow, Smart K.O. MeMe, and reserve grand was a 4-year-old, Mapleton VLY AC Zeta. Both animals were owned by Hensley.
Junior champion was Milkin Duds Valors Rihanna.
Reserve junior champion was Gold Mine SM Classic Diva-ET.
The grand finale of Spring Dairy Expo came with the naming of the supreme champions, following the Holstein group classes. Each breed’s grand champion and junior champions entered the ring with a plethora of awards accompanying each animal. Both judges worked together to select the supreme champions of the show.
In the open show, Indiana Veda was named as the supreme champion. Junior champion was Des Chamois Princesse-ET, a stylish Ayrshire heifer owned by M&J Heifer Care.
In the junior show, supreme champion was the Jersey cow, Indiana Veda. Junior supreme champion of the junior show was the Brown Swiss heifer, Fairdale Dynasty Rook.