The 19th Northeast Wisconsin Hi-Protein Show was held in Seymour, WI, on June 20 and 21. Despite the delayed spring and recent inclement weather, the cattle came from near and far to compete for honors in this all-protein breeds show — 124 cattle were exhibited at the show.
The show started the first night with Krista Luedtke, Hortonville, serving as the official judge for the youth showmanship contest. Forty youths in a Pee-Wee class and three other divisions competed. In the senior division, Kristen Allen was first, in the Intermediate division, Ashley Oberreich won and in the Junior division, Morghan O'Connell received the top prize. The supreme showperson receives the Joann Marquardt Memorial Award, which Allen won.
The next morning, the heifer and cow show started with Brian Kelroy of Marshall, placing the classes. Kelroy stated at the end of the show that he was very impressed with the quality of his winners and felt many could go on to compete favorably at state shows and fairs.
The Grand Champion Ayrshire was Family-AF-Ayrs Distraction exhibited by UllmStar Dairy; the Grand Champion Brown Swiss was Hayden Cosmos Candy exhibited by John Hartman; the Grand Champion Guernsey was Knapps Les Reba exhibited by Mikayla Knorn; the Grand Champion Jersey was Arethusa Verify Peanut exhibited by Michael Moede; and the Grand Champion Milking Shorthorn was Rocking Duds Cashs Tiffany exhibited by Jamie Wilson.
An Ayrshire, UllmStar Billick Snowflake exhibited by UllmStar Dairy, was the highest producing cow of the show. The Jersey Grand Champion was selected as the Supreme Cow Champion for Moede. The Jersey Spring Yearling, Stranshome-JK Seal with a Kiss exhibited by Megan Moede, was chosen as Supreme Junior Champion of the show.