Ryan-Vu Holsteins sweep futurity at Fond du Lac County Fair

Wisconsin State Farmer

FOND DU LAC - The Ryan family walked away with both top honors during the 2018 Agromatic Holstein Futurity at the Fond du Lac County Fair.

Ryan-Vu Alexander Rally exhibited by Ryan-Vu Dairy, was the winner of the 5 year old class at the  2018 Agromatic Holstein Futurity at the Fond du Lac County Fair. Back row from left, Dustin Westphal, award sponsor; Mary, Mark & Dylan Ryan, owners; Brian Kelroy, leadsman; Dean Birschbach, major sponsor; Ryan Wiegel, judge; Sarah Loehr, award sponsor.  Front row from left, Emily Franke, 2018 FDL Co. Fairest of the Fair; Allie Breunig Wisconsin Holstein Princess; Cameron Ryan, owner; Brooke Trustem, Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant; Kaitlyn Riley, 2018 Alice in Dairyland.

Six 5-year-old cows circled the wood shavings inside the Cow Palace before judge Ryan Weigel of Platteville tapped Ryan-Vu Alexander Rally exhibited by Ryan-Vu Dairy as the top cow in her class. Rally also was awarded best udder and top bred & owned.Top production honors went to B&Z Latimer 8922-ET exhibited by John Zook.

The Ryan's also chalked up another win in the competitive 2-year-old class. Ryan-Vu Atwood Ithaca won first place, best udder and top bred & owned. Top Junior Owned honors went to Second-Look Holsteins for 2nd-Look All Awesomeness.

Best dressed female was Rachel Bock and best dressed male was Marcus Vossekuil.

Amy Ryan (center) joined by her sons Dylan and Cameron Ryan, showed the winning 2 year old, Ryan-Vu Atwood Ithaca-ET at the 2018 Agromatic Holstein Futurity at the Fond du Lac County Fair. Joining them (front row from left) Emily Franke, 2018 FDL Co. Fairest of the Fair; Allie Breunig, Wisconsin Holstein Princess; Brooke Trustem, Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant; Kaitlyn Riley, 2018 Alice in Dairyland. Back row from left, Mary Schuster, award sponsor; Connie Julka, award sponsor; Ryan Weigel, judge; Dean Birschbach, major sponsor; and Jim Gillett, award sponsor.

Major sponsor of the annual event is Agromatic, Inc. of Fond du Lac. Other event sponsors include FDL Co. Holstein Assn, FDL Co. Ag Society, Wood’s Floral and Gifts, Frey Livestock Trucking, Compeer Financial, Summit Automotive Chrysler, Dodge Jeep, IBA Distributor, Tari Costello & East Central-Select Sires.

Award sponsors include Immel Insurance and Financial Services; Ryan-Vu Holsteins; Forest Ridge Holsteins, Kurt & Sarah Loehr Family; Westphalia Holsteins, Westphal Family; Burledge Holsteins, Ray Halbur Family; Second-Look Holsteins, Hodorff Family; Kamphuis Farms LLC; Joe Julka Memorial; Jim Gillett Family, Francis Bebow Memorial and Pat Gauthier-Initial Design.

Semen sponsors include Genex, Tim Lynch; Semex, Jim Memler; Alta Genetics, Fred Tidemann and East Central/Select Sires.