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MADISON – For the third consecutive year, Musqie Iatola Martha-ET earned Grand Champion of the International Jersey Show on Wednesday, October 4 at World Dairy Expo.

Martha was awarded first-place in the Six-Year-Old and Older Cow Class and took home the Senior Champion Female Award. Additionally, she received the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award. Martha is owned by Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI.

Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion was the winning Five-Year-Old Cow, Elliotts Blackstone Charlotte-ET, owned by Rivendale Farms of Pittsburgh LLC, Bulger, PA.

Judge Mike Berry of Albany, Ore. and associate judge Corey Couch of Victoria, Australia, placed 355 animals over two days in the International Jersey Show.

Top placings

Junior Champion Female: Wala Premier Mistee, Rivendale Farms of Pittsburgh LLC, Bulger, PA; Reserve Junior Champion Female: Woodmohr Genty Gin-ET, Robert Nagel, Panama, N.Y.

Premier Breeder of Heifer Show: Michael Heath and Spring Valley Jerseys, Westminster, MD; Premier Exhibitor of Heifer Show: South Mountain Jerseys, Boonsboro, MD.

Intermediate Champion Female: MB Lucky Lady Feliz Navidad-ET, Rivendale Farms of Pittsburgh LLC, Bulger, PA; Reserve Intermediate Champion Female: Jasmari Verb Lil Verona-ET, Michael Heath and Crossbrook Jerseys, Middleburg, N.Y.

Grand and Senior Champion Female: Musqie Iatola Martha-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI; Reserve Grand and Reserve Senior Champion Female: Elliotts Blackstone Charlotte-ET, Rivendale Farms of Pittsburgh LLC, Bulger PA.

Premier Breeder: Pleasant Nook Jerseys, Ayr, Ont.; Premier Exhibitor:Tie – River Valley Farm, Tremont, IL. and Rivendale Farms of Pittsburgh LLC, Bulger PA.

Junior Show

Aspen M. Silva, of Modesto, Calif., led Miss Nastias Y Not Me to the title of Grand Champion of the 2017 International Junior Jersey. She was the winner of the Senior-Three-Year-Old Cow Class and then went on to be named Intermediate Champion, followed by the honor of Grand Champion.

Reserve Grand Champion and winner of the Five-Year-Old Cow Class was Hazelcrest Governor Molly, exhibited by Nicole Sanders of Hilmar, CA.

104 animals were placed by official judge Mike Berry, Albany, OR. and associate judge Corey Couch, Victoria, Australia.

Top Placings

Junior Champion Female: LLR Premier Too Legit-ET, Madison Iager, Woodbine, MD; Reserve Junior Champion Female: Meadowridge Fizz Sparkle, Cole Kruse and Gene Henderson, Dyersville, IA.

Intermediate Champion Female: Miss Nastias Y Not Me, Aspen M. Silva, Modesto, CA.; Reserve Intermediate Champion Female: Lake-Point Premier Valyria, G, G, H & E Fremstad, Westby, WI.

Senior Champion Female: Hazelcrest Governor Molly, Nicole Sanders, Hilmar, CA.; Reserve Senior Champion Female: LC Valentino Clover, Erin & Sophie Leach and Anna Hahn, Linwood KS.

Grand Champion Female: Miss Nastias Y Not Me, Aspen M. Silva, Modesto, CA; Reserve Grand Champion Female: Hazelcrest Governor Molly, Nicole Sanders, Hilmar, CA.

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