The dynamic duo of Ken Main and Peter Vail of Elite Dairy – home of Cutting Edge Genetics – received multiple honors during the International Brown Swiss on Oct. 3 at World Dairy Expo. Topping the outstanding performance for Main and Vail was Cutting Edge B Gretchen-ET, the winning Four-Year-Old cow and eventual Grand Champion. Gretchen, bred and owned by Elite Dairy, received the Udder Comfort $1,000 Grand Champion Cash Award. Elite Dairy also exhibited the honorable mention Grand Champion Cow, Reserve Intermediate Champion and was named Premier Exhibitor of the show. Brown Swiss veteran Wayne Slicker of St. Paris, Ohio bred and exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion, Top Acres Supreme Wizard-ET.
Richard (RT) Thompson of Random Luck in Darlington, Wis. was awarded the Premier Breeder banner and Old Mill WDE Supreme-ET was named the Premier Sire of show. Judge Richard Hill of Cattaraugus, N.Y. and associate judge Joe Sparrow of Frankfort, Ky. placed 361 animals over the course of two days.
Show results and placings are as follows:
Dry Cow, Three-Years-Old & Over
1. Old Mill E Snickerdoodle, Allen Bassler Jr., Upperville, Va.
2. Forest Lawn Anthem Busy, Ken Main & Peter Vail, Copake, N.Y.
Spring Heifer Calf
1. Gebert Broker Pumpkin, Cassandra & Chloe Gebert and Carl Hartwell, Milford, Ind.
2. Blessing Mort Osborn S Gin-ET, Blessing Farms, Mort, Osborn, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Winter Heifer Calf
1. Dublin-Hills Shaeley-ET, Noah Iager, Boosnboro, Md.
2. Power Line Lebron Faith-ET, Louis Oliveira & Suton Paulson, Arlington, Wis.
Fall Heifer Calf
1. R Hart Explorer 905, Madelyn Topp, Botkins, Ohio
2. Vogrin Pepper Woodsy OCS, Tammy Voegeli, Arlington, Wis.
Summer Yearling Heifer
1. Turnpike View Totaly Gorgeous, P. Dustin Horning, Denver, Pa.
2. Nor-Bert MC Mint Julip-ET, Kevin Frye, Logansport, Ind.
Spring Yearling Heifer
1. Rose Lane Jetway Damsel-ET, Lindsey Rucks, Okeechobee, Fla.
2. Just So T Whiplash, Just So Farm, Lake Mills, Wis.
Winter Yearling Heifer
1. PA Lyn-Leigh Denver Topsy, Dylan Coleman, Ronks, Pa.
2. Schulte Bros Park Ranger-ET, Blake Schulte, Watkins, Iowa
Fall Yearling Heifer
1. Forfront BNZ Tip Top, Topp View & Jeff Woods, Botkins, Ohio
2. Dan Maur Nomad Alexa, Elizabeth Holtcamp, Othello, Wa.
Junior Champion Female
Forfront BNZ Tip Top, Topp View & Jeff Woods, Botkins, Ohio
Reserve Junior Champion Female
Rose Lane Jetway Damsel-ET, Lindsey Rucks, Okeechobee, Fla.
Junior Best Three Females
1. Blessing Farms, Fort Wayne, Ind.
2. Jamie & Jami Hartman, Saint Thomas, Pa.