A 4-year-old Jersey, K&M Comerica Ginny-ET, stole the spotlight at the 2013 Wisconsin Jersey Spring Spectacular, April 27 in Viroqua, when she was named senior and grand champion as well as best udder for owners Budjon Farms & Peter Vail, Lomira. This duo also brought out the high honorable mention grand champion, Ratliff Remake Morgan-ET, a senior 3-year-old who earlier in the day was named reserve intermediate champion.
Ron & Christy Ratliff, of Kansas, also found themselves in the winner circle several times throughout the day, as judge Robert Yeoman of Dover, OK, tapped their senior 3-year-old, Woodmohr Mini Aspen, for reserve grand champion and intermediate champion honors. She was one of many high-placing animals that helped the Ratliffs earn both the coveted Premier Breeder and Exhibitor banners.
The reserve senior champion of the open show as well as senior and grand champion of the junior show and champion bred and owned of the junior show went to Taylor Leach and her 4-year-old, LC Miss America.
Recognized as the junior champion was Woodmohr Verbatim Fame, a winter yearling bred and owned by Woodmohr Jerseys. Janell Renee Remington captured double honors when her fall calf, Gil-Bar Louie Sadi, walked away with reserve junior champion of the open show and junior champion of the junior show.
In other junior competition, reserve grand and senior champion honors were awarded to Hope, Tanner & Peyton Morrison with Elliotts Valiant Raquel-ET, the first-place 5-year-old. The Morrisons also received the Premier Exhibitor banner in the junior show.
Reserve junior champion went to J Volker, J Steinlage & D Kruse and their prize-winning spring yearling, Schulte Bros Giller Glory-ET.
Judge Yeoman placed 220 head; the top two placings, followed by the junior-owned animals were as follows:
Winter Heifer (12 shown) - Tequila Georgia, Mindy (Haberer) Meyer; Demmers Tequila Tinkerbell, Amy Demmer; Avon Road HG Spree-ET, Iris Quinlan & Skyler Strandberg; JTL Ultimate Jade, Jacob Leum.
Fall Heifer (16) - Gil-Bar Louie Sadi, Janell Remington (also 1st jr.); SSF Tequila Fantasia, Jordan & Whitney Ebert; Avon Road Tequila Vicky, Tommy & Sammy Allen.
Sumnmer Yearling (16) - Gil-Bar RM Jessie, Gil-Bar Farm; Discoverys Minister Bella Vista, Kevin Krejci & Lisa Demmer; Earhardt-Lager Iatola Sunset-ET, Brianna, Krista, Matthew & Austin Hall; Big Time Governot Devine Lady, Matt Linehan.
Spring Yearling (10) - Schulte Bros Giller Glory-ET, J Volker, J Steinlage & D Kruse (also 1st jr.); GR Kyles RM Dutchess, Kyle Barlass; Pfaffsway Tequila Lizzie-ET, Larissa & Olivia Pfaff.
Winter Yearling (13) - Woodmohr Verbatim Fame, Woodmohr Jerseys; Woodmohr Fever Dear Me-ET, Woodmohr Jerseys; Avon Road Comerica Gena, Iris Quinlan & Skyler Strandberg; Smokin Hot Rendition Letitia, Austin Nauman.
Fall Yearling (12) - Woodmohr Jack Licorice, Woodmohr Jerseys; Pfaffs Prairie Tequila Gracious, Jamie, Olivia & Larissa Pfaff (also 1st jr.); Ratliff Tequila Salt-ET, Olivia Brandenburg.
Unfresh 2-year-old (7) - Stars Big Time Impressive Girl, Matt, Phil & Hanna Linehan & Jerry Weiss (also 1st jr.); Mi-San 2 Verbatim Effortless, Michelle Upchurch; Budjon-Vail Jade Daisy Duke, Olivia Brandenburg.
Junior Best Three (3) - Woodmohr Jerseys and Gil-Bar Farm.
Junior 2-year-old (12) - Ratliff Action Addie-ET, Ron & Christy Ratliff; Duckett Action Sequioa, Budjon Farms & Peter Vail; Esperanza Tequila Rachel, Hope, Tanner & Peyton Morrison; Avon Road Reagan Spring-ET, Michelle & Devin Strandberg.
Senior 2-year-old (11) - Townside Fever Natalie, Townside Jerseys; Ratliff Amedeo Marmie-ET, Christy Ratliff; Esperanza TM Beyonce, Hope, Tanner & Peyton Morrison; Ratliff Indiana Kazoo, Olivia & Sawyer Brandenburg.
Junior 3-year-old (8) - Schlecht Iatola Suzie, Kim & Kari Schlecht & Jason Steinlage; Iota Comerica Patricia-ET, Ratliff & O-Kop; Big Time Shiney Jade, Matt Linehan; Shea-Rock Minister Maui, Adam & Abby Field.
Senior 3-year-old (9) - Woodmohr Mini Aspen, Ron & Christy Ratliff; Ratliff Remake Morgan-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter Vail; Ratliff Minister Krystal-ET, Sawyer & Olivia Brandenburg; Lookout BS Eva, Matt & Hannah Linehan.
4-year-old (12) - K&M Comerica Ginny-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter Vail; LC Miss America, Taylor Leach (also 1st jr.); Hillacres Lilac Blossum, Tommy & Sammy Allen.
5-year-old (8) - Elliotts Valiant Raquel-ET, Hope, Tanner & Peyton Morrison (also 1st jr.); Kyles Nitro Marsha, Gil-Bar Farm; Tierneys Barbaro Lucine, Austin Nauman.
Aged Cows (8) - PJF Jamaica Briella, Dean Peterson; Random Luck K Honesty, Allison Thompson (also 1st jr.); OF Thor Layrene, Julia Owens.
Senior Best Three (2) - Ratliff Jerseys & Random Luck Jerseys.