An Early Christmas for Feliz Navidad at the International Jersey Show
MADISON - MB Lucky Lady Feliz Navidad-ET took home three titles at the 2018 International Jersey Show: the winning Four-Year-Old Cow, Senior Champion Female and Grand Champion Female.
Feliz Navidad, exhibited by Rivendale Farms of Pittsburgh LLC, Bulger, Pa., took home the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Allen Hetts Grand Champion Trophy.
First in the Junior Three-Year-Old Cow Class, Intermediate Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of the International Jersey Show was South Mountain Voltage Radiant, exhibited by Ernest Kueffner and Terri Packard of Boonsboro, Md. As Intermediate Champion, Radiant’s prize includes a free ovum pick-up, compliments of Vytelle LLC.
Evaluating the 388 entries were official judge Pat Conroy, Angola, Ind., and associate judge Justin Burdette, Mercersburg, Pa.
Reserve Senior Champion was RRF Comerica Daisy, exhibited by River Valley Farm and Reinholt Jerseys of Tremont, Ill. Rounding out the Champion cows is Reserve Intermediate Champion, Townside Tequila Response R, exhibited by Rivendale Farms of Pittsburgh LLC, Bulgar, Pa.
Milksource Gentry Marriot-ET was the winning Fall Heifer Calf and Junior Champion of the International Jersey Show. Marriot is owned by Milksource Genetics and Finca Valparaiso of Kaukauna, Wis. Mikaela Joy Yoder of Abbotsford, British Columbia, is the owner of the winning Summer Yearling Heifer and Reserve Junior Champion, Arethusa Fizz Callie-ET.
The Premier Breeder of the International Jersey Show was Pleasant Nook Farms, Ayr, Ontario. While south Mountain Jerseys of Boonsboro, Md. took the honor of Premier Breeder of the Heifer Show.
Meadow Ridge Jerseys, Cummberland, Wis., claimed the title of Premier Exhibitor of the Heifer Show with Rivendale Farms of Pittsburgh LLC Bulger, Pa., taking home the honors of Premier Exhibitor. Winning Premier Sire is Tower Vue Prime Tequila-ET and from the heifer show, Sunset Canyon Andreas was victorious.
The winning Five-Year-Old Cow of the International Junior Jersey Show, SV Impression Holly-ET, was named Senior Champion and then Grand Champion of the show. Holly, exhibited by River Valley Farm - Ben, Andy, Blessing and Grace Sauder of Tremont, Ill., received the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Cash Champion Award.
Reserve Grand Champion honors went to the Reserve Senior Champion, Meadow Ridge Jackknife Summer, the first place Six-Year-Old & Older Cow, owned by Michael Riebe and Alleah and Emma Anderson of Cumberland, Wis. These cows received a Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show award, respectively.
Intermediate Champion of the International Jersey Show was Julie-Ann Tequila Asia, the winning Yearling Heifer in Milk, and was shown by Analise Stover of Carlisle, Pa. Fire-Lake Premier Meg, shown by Joshua, Hannah, Nicole and Rebecca Sanders of Hilmar, Cali., was selected as Reserve Intermediate Champion.
Meadowridge Fizz Sparkle and Wildweed Primero Lightning were named the Junior Champion and Reserve Junior Champion of the International Junior Jersey Show, respectively. Sparkle, the winning Winter Yearling Heifer, is owned by Cole Kruse and Gene Henderson of Dyersville, Iowa. Michael and Megan Moede and Katie Ledvica of Algoma, Wis., are the owners of Lightning, the winning Fall Yearling Heifer.
Official judge Pat Conroy, Angola, Ind., and associate judge Justin Burdette, Mercersburg, Pa., placed 109 animals at the show on Wednesday, October 3.