Dodge County Holstein Futurity a success
Rynearson Rainy Razzy-Red was the first place winner of the annual Dodge County Holstein Futurity held Aug. 20 during the Dodge County Fair.
The cow, owned by Don Rynearson garnered first place, best bred and owned and best udder. The Red and White Holstein was led by Kate Smith of Smith Crest Holsteins, Watertown. Serving as judge was Jeff Brantmeier of Sherwood, WI.
Placing second was Wildweed Sanchez Mistletoe, bred and owned by Linda Behling of Wildweed Holsteins and Jerseys, Fox Lake.Third went to Peicrest Adon Popsicle-Red, led by Travis Smith of Watertown and bred and owned by Gregg Peirick of Columbus.
Earning fourth place was Robrook Windbrook Myleigha, led and first-place-junior owned by Kylie Nickels of Watertown. Fifth place was awarded to Ladinodale Atwood Angela, led and second-place-junior owned by Matthew Gunst of Hartford.
Junior best bred and owned went to Jessica Manke of Watertown who showed J-Ren Sid Vignette.
The futurity is a unique event for Holstein breeders in the Dodge-County area to introduce the dairy industry to the general public. Exhibitors enter animals as calves and show the same animals as two-year olds, after they’ve had their first calf. During the show, exhibitors parade their cows wearing formal attire.
Numerous businesses in the Dodge-County area provide monetary donations to sponsor the futurity every year. Brian Greenman, Rural Mutual Insurance, and Cliff's Inc., Friesland, were champion-level sponsors for the 2016 show.