Style, silkiness and correctness featured in Guernsey show
by Maggie Seiler, Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern
Ohio proved to be a good state to be from during the Guernsey heifer show on Thursday night. Heifers from that state swept Junior Champion, Reserve and Honorable Mention of the show. Marshall Overholt of Big Prairie, Ohio, was the owner of the Junior Champion, Four J Springhill Jerusha-ET, that won the fall heifer calf class. He also had the Honorable Mention Junior Champion, Springhill Mentor Jazzy-ET, that won the fall yearling class. The Reserve Junior Champion was Blue Moons L Darby, owned by Bill and Linda Blue of Circleville, Ohio.
Overholt's good day didn't end on Thursday. On Friday, the Senior 2-year-old that Overholt owns with Keenan Wolf was named the Honorable Mention of the show and Intermediate Champion. Overholt was also named Premier Breeder and Exhibitor of the heifer show.
Flambeau Manor RO Lauren-ET caught judge Dale Chupp's attention during the cow show with her tremendous silky hide. The 4-year-old exhibited by Gary Van Doorn of Tony, Wis., was tapped later that day as the Grand Champion of the show.
"When she hit the ring, nothing was going to stop her," said judge Chupp. "She's awesome!"
The winning aged cow, Adams Creek MM Anisa-ET, owned by Eli and Kendra Nicley, Lyn Tormoehlen and Brandon Potter of Lebanon, Ind., was selected as the Reserve Champion.
In the junior show, Idle Gold Stud Humorous, exhibited by Jillian K Jensen of Comstock, Wis., was named Grand Champion, while Knapps Hillpoint Regis Tweetie, owned by Austin and Landen Knapp of Epworth, Iowa, was tapped as Reserve Grand Champion.
The duo of Austin and Landen Knapp was also named Premier Exhibitor and Breeder of the cow show.
Rolling Prairie E Kelson, owned by P&A Ayrshires of Dyersville, Iowa, was Junior Champion, and Adams Creek Achieve Adele, exhibited by Alyssa and Kate Nuttleman of Bangor, Wis., was the Reserve Champion of the junior show.
The author was the 26th Hoard's Dairyman editorial intern. She is a senior at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. At KSU, Maggie is double majoring in agricultural communications and journalism and animal sciences and industry. Seiler grew up on a 130-cow registered Holstein dairy in Valley Center, Kan., near Wichita.
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