Vierra Dairy Farms of Hilmar, California had a historic day at the International Jersey Show, exhibiting the Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, and Honorable Mention Grand Champion. This is the third consecutive year Vierra Dairy Farms has won Grand Champion Female and Reserve Grand Champion Female at World Dairy Expo.
The winning Junior Three-Year-Old Cow and Intermediate Champion Female, Rivendale VIP Eloise, finished on top as the Grand Champion Female and earned the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Allen Hetts Grand Champion Trophy. Stoney Point Impression Blenda, the first-place Lifetime Cheese Production Cow, followed Eloise as Reserve Grand Champion Female and was Senior Champion Female. To round out the Triple-Crown win for Vierra Dairy Farms, River Valley Colton Juliette-ET topped the Five-Year-Old Cow Class and went on the be named Honorable Mention Grand Champion Female and Reserve Senior Champion Female.
Carly & Rebecca Shaw and Kash-In Jerseys of Tulare, California, found success in the International Jersey Show as they exhibited Budjon-Vail Jordan C Shaneese-ET. Shaneese was named the Reserve Intermediate Champion Female and won the Senior Three-Year-Old Cow Class.
The first and second place Fall Heifer Calf pair found success in the Junior Champion drive. Junior Champion Female honors went to Rivendale Venue Colby Jack-ET, shown by Trace Johnson and Sarah Fitzgerald of Poplar Grove, Illinois. Stookeyholm Gentry Treasurer, who stood behind Colby Jack as the second place Fall Heifer Calf, was named Reserve Junior Champion Female, exhibited by Mallarie Stookey of Milford, Indiana.
Pacific Edge of Tillamook, Oregon, was named Premier Breeder, while Premier Exhibitor honors went to Vierra Dairy Farms of Hilmar, California. Premier Sire of the International Jersey Show was Chilli Action Colton. In the heifer show, Premier Breeder honors went to Vierra Dairy Farms, Hilmar, California while Glamourview – Iager & Walton of Walkersville, Maryland was named Premier Exhibitor. Rapid Bay Indiana Gentry-ET was the Premier Sire of the Heifer Show.
Placing a total of 439 animals in the International Jersey Show were official judge Keith Topp of Botkins, Ohio and associate judge Ryan Krohlow of Poynette, Wisconsin.
Complete class results can be found at worlddairyexpo.com.