Sweet-Pepper Black Francesca, exhibited by Beverly J. Donovan of Benton, Maine was the Grand Champion of the 2012 International Ayrshire Show. Francesca was the winning entry from the Six-Year-Old & Over Class and the Senior Champion Female of the show. She was also the recipient of the Udder Comfort $1,000 Cash Award. No stranger to the colored shavings, Sweet-Pepper Black Francesca was the 2010 Grand Champion and last year’s Reserve Grand Champion. Sharwards Calimero Megan, shown by Kurt Wolf of Epworth, Iowa was tapped the Reserve Grand Champion Female of the show.
Palmyra Farms of Hagerstown, Md., are taking home their ninth Premier Breeder award. The Premier Exhibitor went to Old Bankston of Epworth, Iowa. Blackaddar Bb Kellogg has once again been named the Premier Sire.
Judge Lynn Harbaugh of Marion, Wis., placed 265 animals with the assistance of Associate Judge Chad Ryan of Fond du Lac, WI.