Spring Dairy Expo draws more than 600 head


COLUMBUS – Dairy cattle judges Jim Burdette of Mercersburg, Pa., and Alta Mae Core of Salvisa, Ky., placed a total of 606 animals during the 2002 Spring Dairy Expo held in Columbus April 4-6.

Auctioneers sold 221 animals in the various breed sales held during the expo.

During the expo, the Ohio Purebred Dairy Cattle Association paid tribute to John and Bonnie Ayars of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, by presenting the couple with its Distinguished Service Award.

Supreme champions. The junior champion of the Jersey show, Willdina Remake Majestic, owned by Rand

The grand champion of the Holstein show, Friendly Acres L Jet Murphy owned by Iager Farm, Fulton, Md., was named supreme grand champion of the show.

Ayrshire. Of the 64 animals exhibited in the National Ayrshire Spring Show, Burdette went to Royalcroft Vanna 3, an aged cow shown by Topp View Farm of Botkins, Ohio, for his grand champion.

She was purchased the preceding evening in the Ohio Spring Sale for $2,600 from consignors Joe Brenner and Christy Whittington of Wilmington, Ohio.

The reserve grand champion award, and grand champion of the junior show, went to the first place 4-year-old, Emerald-Farm Trump’s Cecille, owned by Logan Fenton of Winchester, Ohio.

Heather Morrell of Cochranton, Pa., exhibited the junior champion, Roi Special Fabiola, which topped the fall heifer calf class. Emerald Farms of Winchester, Ohio, was named premier breeder and exhibitor.

The first place senior 2-year-old owned by Taylor Jodrey of Winchester, Ohio, Emerald-Farms Trump’s Vachi, won the reserve grand champion honors in the junior show.

Brown Swiss. Judge Alta Mae Core chose the first place 4-year-old from the 86 Brown Swiss animals exhibited to win the grand champion award. KJS Jetway Suzanne is owned by Topp View Farm of Botkins, Ohio.

Idyl Wild Ensign Jasmine, owned by Kim Prada of Willard, N.M., was the reserve grand champion. “Jasmine” topped the Midwest Revue Sale at $13,750 the previous afternoon.

Open Road Jetway Gem, a senior 2-year-old owned by Kyle Watts, Killbuck, Ohio, won the intermediate champion award and reserve champion of the junior show.

In the winner’s circle for junior champion was Sunny D.A. Jetway Bouquet, the fall yearling also owned by Top View Swiss.

In the Brown Swiss junior show, Abby Rinehart of Wapakoneta, Ohio, won grand champion with her 4-year-old, R-Hart Prism Shine. The junior champion honor went to Neil Duncan of Warsaw, Ohio, for his spring yearling heifer, Duncan Banker Angel.

Guernsey. Forty-four Guernseys paraded before Core for her evaluation. OCS Dairy Queenie, the first place 4-year-old owned by Oscar Clay Smith of Jefferson, Md., was named grand champion.

The reserve grand champion was no stranger to the Spring Dairy Expo’s winner’s circle. Moens Loral Hot Stuff, a previous supreme junior champion and the first place junior 3-year-old, is owned by Richard Green of Middletown, Dela.

Chupp’s Guernseys of Inola, Okla., won junior champion with a fall yearling heifer, Marsholene Magic Bonnie.

Kaleb Kohler of Baltimore, Ohio, showed the top junior-owned animal. His 5-year-old cow, Marodore G Henry Eileen, was named grand champion. John Budner of Daisytown, Pa., exhibited the reserve grand champion. Ashlee Dietz earned the junior champion ribbon with her spring yearling heifer, R-Way Putters Dancer.

Holstein. In placing the 259 Holsteins, Burdette tapped the aged cow and senior champion shown by Iager Farm as grand champion. The reserve grand champion was the intermediate champion, Pineyvale Jenn, owned by Morrell Farm, Cochranton, Pa.

The junior champion, Signature L Desire, is a fall yearling heifer also owned by Morrell Farm.

Mohrfield Holsteins, Pleasant Plain, Ohio, was named premier exhibitor and Spreng Long Acres, Bucyrus, Ohio, was premier breeder.

In the junior division, Heather Morrell owned the grand champion and first place 5-year-old, Plum Line CC Robin. Gue/Dener Formation Fay, the reserve grand champion and first place 4-year-old was shown by Alex Heger of Hamilton, Ohio. Lucy Bowen of Rockford, Ohio, won junior champion with her spring yearling heifer, Ren-Bow R-Pine Milan June.

Jersey. The Jersey show was the second-largest show held at Spring Dairy Expo. Core placed 153 Jerseys on her way to naming grand champion of the open and junior shows, a 5-year-old owned by Ted and Diane Smart and Amanda Curtis of Anna, Ohio, Vallterra Juno Spirit.

The reserve grand champion went to Woodruffs Select Gertie, the first place 4-year-old owned by Max and Yvonne Woodruff, Urbana, Ohio.

Aaron Horst of Chambersburg, Pa., owned the first place senior 2-year-old and intermediate champion, Mi-Rose Ginseng Surge, which was also the reserve champion of the junior show.

The junior champion was Willdina Remake Majestic, owned by Randy Doan of Ontario, Canada.

Ted and Diane Smart, Anna, Ohio, were awarded the premier exhibitor award while the Greiwe and Knoop family herd unit of Sidney, Ohio, was named premier breeder.

Nate J Imp Smart Parish, the first place summer yearling owned by Alexis Roe of Anna, Ohio, was named junior champion.

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