Page-Crest Excitation Karlie, owned by Arethusa Farm of Litchfield, Conn., was awarded Grand Champion honors at the 2013 International Jersey Show at World Dairy Expo on Oct. 2.
Karlie was the winning Senior Three-Year-Old Cow, earning the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award. This is the second consecutive year Arethusa Farms has captured the Grand Champion title at the International Jersey Show. Stoney Point Excitation Jamie owned and exhibited by Andy Sauder of Tremont, Ill. took home the Reserve Grand Champion title.
Ratliff Jerseys of Garnett, Kan. took home the honor of Premier Breeder of the show. Premier Exhibitor of the show was awarded to River Valley Dairy of Tremont, Ill. Tower Vue Prime Tequila-ET was named Premier Sire for the second year in a row.
Judge Callum McKinven of Canton de Hatley, Quebec and Associate Judge Stephan Borland of Ormstown, Quebec placed 357 entries.
Overall show results and top class placings are as follows:
Spring Heifer Calf
1. Ryans Louie Polly, Janelle Renee Remington, Janesville, Wis.
2. Gil-Bar Giller Becky, Gil-Bar Farm, Gordon & Michelle Barlass & Sons, Janesville, Wis.
Winter Heifer Calf
1. MeadowRidge Bart Betsy, Michael Riebe & Alleah Anderson, Cumberland, Wis.
2. Charlyn JK Sherry, Gerald Roefs, Lakeside, Ontario
Fall Heifer Calf
1. Schulte Bros Tequila Shot-ET, Landree Fraley, Muncy, Penn.
2. Edgebrook Tequila Shiloh, Purple Fever, Ste-Placide, Quebec
Summer Yearling Heifer
1. TJ Classic Remake Vanna-ET, Triple-T, Mike Heath & Joe Nash, North Lewisburg, Ohio
2. Tower Vue Lil Whiskey, C Walton, E Thornburg, D Cole, C Mazzaro and M Mazzaro, Burghill, Ohio
Spring Yearling Heifer
1. Stoney Point Tequila Sunrise, Gene Iager & Craig Walton, Pleasant Plain, Ohio
2. MeadowRidge Mac Kaitynn, Michael Riebe, Cumberland, Wis.
Winter Yearling Heifer
1. M-Signature Tequila Clara Marie, Kevin Ehrhardt & Gene Iager, Baldwin, Md.
2. Woodmohr Verbatim Fame, Woodmohr Jerseys, Bloomer, Wis.
Fall Yearling Heifer
1. Elliotts Exciting Chalice-ET, Ernest Kueffner & Terri Packard, Boonsboro, Md.
2. Arethusa Exciting Vanguard-ET, Arethusa Farm, Litchfield, Conn.
Junior Champion Female
Stoney Point Tequila Sunrise, Gene Iager & Craig Walton, Pleasant Plain, Ohio
Reserve Junior Champion Female
Schulte Bros Tequila Shot-ET, Landree Fraley, Muncy, Penn.
Junior Best Three Females
1. Ernest Kueffner, Boonsboro, MD
2. Roger Riebe & Family, Cumberland, WI
Premier Breeder of Heifer Show
Gil-Bar Farm, Janesville, Wis.