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MADISON – Grand Champion was awarded to Palmyra Berkely P Ruth-ET, owned by Evan Creek of Hagerstown, MD, on October 3, in the International Ayrshire Show at World Dairy Expo.

Ruth earned first place in the Senior Three-Year-Old Cow class before being named Intermediate Champion and Grand Champion Female being merited with the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award.

The 2016 Reserve Grand Champion Female, Bear Ayr Burdette Ray, owned by Peter Vail and Mike and Linda Hellenbrand, Cross Plains, WI., reclaimed her title as Reserve Grand Champion Ayrshire. Premier Breeder of the Ayrshire show went to Family-Af-Ayr Farm, Caledonia, IL. and Premier Exhibitor went to Glamourview – Iager and Walton, Walkersville, MD. 

267 animals were presented to official judge Allyn “Spud” Paulson, Arlington, Wis. and associate judge Kurt Wolf, Epworth, Iowa.

Top placings

Junior Champion Female: Old-N-Lazy Gentle Wipeout-ET, P Vail, M & L Hellenbrand and F & D Borba, Cross Plains, WI; Reserve Junior Champion Female:
Marilie Reality Mellini-ET,  Brady Mcconnell, Whitewater, WI. 

Premier Breeder Heifer of Heifer Show: Kurt Wolf and Michael Maier, Epworth, IA; Premier Sire of the Heifer Show: Palmyra Tri-Star Burdette-ET

Intermediate Champion Female: Palmyra Berkely P Ruth-ET, Evan Creek, Hagerstown, MD; Reserve Intermediate Champion Female: De La Plaine Vicking Lady, Glamourview-Iager & Walton, Walkersville, MD. 

Senior Champion Female: Bear Ayr Burdette Ray, Peter Vail and Mike & Linda Hellenbrand, Cross Plains, WI; Reserve Senior Champion Female: Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata, Erin Curtis Szalach, Cazenovia, N.Y. 

Grand Champion Female: Palmyra Berkely P Ruth-ET, Evan Creek, Hagerstown, MD; Reserve Grand Champion Female: Bear Ayr Burdette Ray, Peter Vail and Mike & Linda Hellenbrand, Cross Plains, WI. 

Premier Breeder: Family-Af-Ayr Farm, Caledonia, IL. Premier Exhibitor: Glamourview- Iager and Walton, Walkersville, MD.

Junior Show

Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata took home her third title of Grand Champion of the International Junior Ayrshire Show. The winning Five-Year-Old Cow was named Senior Champion and before going on to be named Grand Champion Ayrshire.

Colata, exhibited by Erin Curtis Szalach, of Cazenovia, N.Y., took home the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand Champion Junior Show Award.

Reserve Grand Champion of the International Junior Ayrshire Show was Four-Hills Abush Sammy 3559 exhibited by Britney and Bradley Hill of Bristol, Va. The duo was awarded the Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show Award.

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