2017 Spring Dairy Expo Event Coverage

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Spring Dairy Expo show and sale results announced
Columbus, Ohio –The 31st Ohio Spring Dairy Expo was held at the Ohio Exposition Center, Columbus, Ohio, from March 30-April 1. A total of 468 head (including 245 junior-owned) from 12 states from Maine to Minnesota went through the show ring in seven breeds. Officiating the show were Dean Dohle of Halfway, Missouri and Herby Lutz of Chester, South Carolina.

In addition to the shows, there were six successful sales put on by Modern Associates, the Buckeye Dairy Club and state breed associations.

Ohio Spring Dairy Expo would not be possible without the generous support of its many sponsors. This year’s Supreme Sponsors ($2500 or more) were American Dairy Association Mideast, Purebred Dairy Cattle Association and COBA/Select Sires. Grand Sponsor ($1,500-$2,499) was Trans Ova Genetics. Reserve Sponsors ($1,000-$1,499) were Agrarian Solutions, DHI Cooperative, and Sexing Technologies.

Showmanship
All showmanship classes boasted over 10 participants. Continuing the tradition, judges chose a top group from each class to bring back and compete for Junior, Intermediate and Senior Overall Winners. Judges were: Junior – Chuck McCummons; Intermediate – Kevin Michalovich and Senior – Amanda Lutz.
Junior Heat 1: Lilly Elsass
Junior Heat 2: Elaina Lahmers
Junior Heat 3: Olivia Finke
Intermediate Heat 1: Madelyn Topp
Intermediate Heat 2: Cole Pond
Intermediate Heat 3: Lane Griewe
Senior Heat 1: Grace Hageman
Senior Heat 2: Brennan Topp
Senior Heat 3: Trevor Griewe
Overall Junior: Olivia Finke
Overall Intermediate: Lane Griewe
Overall Senior: Brennan Topp

Supreme Champion
Junior Show Supreme Junior Champion: Red & White, Wabash-Way Kalif Halo-Red, Elaina Lahmers, Marysville, OH
Junior Show Supreme Senior Champion: Holstein, Budjon-JK Atwood Ekira-ET, Kyle & Kristopher Ackley, East Liberty, OH
Open Show Supreme Junior Champion: Jersey, Kash-Up Andreas Envy-ET, the Thomas family, North Lewisburg, OH
Open Show Supreme Senior Champion: Holstein, T-Triple-T Durham Poppi, Triple T & Entourage, North Lewisburg, OH

Ayrshire (64 head shown from six states)
Junior Champion, Junior Show: Mill Valley Burdette Faith, Greiwe & Hageman Family, Sidney, OH
Senior & Grand Champion, Junior Show: Mill Valley Burdette Crystal, Greiwe & Hageman Family, Sidney, OH
Junior Champion, Open Show: Mackinson Double Dare-ET, Downerd, Wolf & Glamour View, Epworth, IA
Senior & Grand Champion, Open Show: Mill Valley Burdette Crystal, Greiwe & Hageman Family, Sidney, OH

Brown Swiss (52 head shown from four states)
Junior Champion, Junior Show: Top Acres Braiden Winzit ET, William Hughes, Killbuck, OH
Senior & Grand Champion, Junior Show: Alfa Creek Parker VIcotry, Keaton & Kinley Topp, Botkins, OH
Junior Champion, Open Show: R Hart BJ 25, Aubree Topp, Botkins, OH
Intermediate Champion, Open Show: RNR Pierce Primrose, Ron & Renee Michalovich, Lakeville, OH
Senior & Grand Champion, Open Show: Alfa Creek Parker VIcotry, Keaton & Kinley Topp, Botkins, OH

Guernsey (46 head shown from three states)
Junior Champion, Junior Show: Morning Star Kandee J, Michael & Kevin Friedenstine, New London, OH
Senior & Grand Champion, Junior Show: Hi Guern View Titan Jubilant-ET, Kaylee Koss, Brooklyn, IA
Junior Champion, Open Show: Knapps Ernie Talk About Me-ETV, John Miller, Leeds, ME
Senior & Grand Champion, Open Show: Hi Guern View Titan Jubilant-ET, Lang, Koss & Yarrabee Cows, Brooklyn, IA

Holstein (171 head shown from seven states)
Junior Champion, Junior Show: Scratchwell Ladd Rockin, Korey Oechsle & Allison & Mallory Scott, Van Wert, OH
Intermediate Champion, Junior Show: Cambridge Atwood Ellie-ET, Kris Ackley & Blake Heger, Liberty Township, OH
Senior & Grand Champion, Junior Show: Budjon-JK Atwood Ekira-ET, Kyle & Kristopher Ackley, East Liberty, OH
Junior Champion, Open Show: Ludwigs-DG DRM Everlast-ET, Legendholm Holsteins, Fithian, IL
Intermediate Champion, Open Show: T-Triple-T Play It Again-ET, Triple T, North Lewisburg, OH
Senior & Grand Champion, Open Show: T-Triple-T Durham Poppi, Triple T & Entourage, North Lewisburg, OH

Jersey (97 head shown from six states)
Junior Champion, Junior Show: Esperanza Socrates Rachel, Hope, Tanner & Peyton Morrison, Peterson, MN
Intermediate Champion, Junior Show: DKG Tequila Lilac, Lane Greiwe, Sidney, OH
Senior & Grand Champion, Junior Show: IC Tequila Laurie, Madelyn Topp, Botkins, OH
Junior Champion, Open Show: Kash-Up Andreas Envy-ET, Colton & Kendall Thomas, North Lewisburg, OH
Intermediate Champion, Open Show: Ufashion Iatola Sasha-ET, Owen Unkefer, Columbiana, OH
Senior & Grand Champion, Open Show: RRF Comerica Daisy, TJ Classic Jerseys & Reinholt Jerseys, Ansonia, OH

Milking Shorthorn (38 head shown from four states)
Junior Champion, Junior & Open Show:  Heavenly Fritto-ET, Brett Groebner & Kalee Schaefer, Monroe, WI
Senior & Grand Champion, Junior & Open Show: Redien Acres Cookie, Emmy Days, Carrollton, OH

Red & White (55 head shown from five states)
Junior Champion, Junior Show: Wabash-Way Kalif Halo-Red, Elaina Lahmers, Marysville, OH
Intermediate Champion, Junior Show: Lah-Dale Malone Shine-Red, Elaina Lahmers, Marysville, OH
Senior & Grand Champion, Junior Show: Balmoral Lars Aurianna-Red, Madelyn Topp, Botkins, OH
Junior Champion, Open Show: Wabash-Way Kalif Halo-Red, Elaina Lahmers, Marysville, OH
Intermediate Champion, Open Show: Lichty-Acres Htry Fire-Red, Eric Lang, Brooklyn, IA
Senior & Grand Champion, Open Show: Quality Quest Cinda-Red, Breezy-Knoll Farm & Cope, Salem, OH

Buckeye Classic Ayrshire Sale (Co-hosted by the Buckeye Dairy Club and Ohio Ayrshire Breeders’ Association) The Buckeye Classic Ayrshire Sale averaged $1,384 on 31 live lots. The high selling lot was Hall’s Marksman Rosetip, struck off at $3,000. Rosetip was consigned by Dakota & Leanne Vanderlaan of Cushing, Oklahoma. She is a Marksman out of a VG-86 Prime, then an EX-90 Hammer from the same family as the Reserve Grand Champion at World Dairy Expo in 2016. The second-high seller at $2800 was Jackson-Hill Dwhammy Nyquist, consigned by Jeff Atherton of Greenwood, New York. The fancy summer yearling Doublwhammy daughter is out of an 84-point Monocle, then a VG-88 Joker.

Buckeye Classic Guernsey Sale(Co-hosted by the Buckeye Dairy Club and Ohio Guernsey Breeders’ Association) The Buckeye Classic Guernsey sale averaged $2,061 on 18 live lots. The high seller was Langcrest Cordell Mary, an extremely correct spring yearling who was named Honorable Mention Junior Champion of the previous night’s show. Mary, consigned by David Langenkamp of New Weston, Ohio, was struck off at $6,500 and is backed by two Excellent dams. At $3,300, the second-high seller was Balmoral A Pie Tamale, consigned by Nicley Livestock of Lebanon, Indiana. Tamale is a special summer yearling out of a VG-88 two-time Honorable Mention All-American, then the prominent brood cow Knapps Ace Tamera EX-93.

Buckeye Classic Holstein Sale (Hosted by the Buckeye Dairy Club)
The Buckeye Classic Holstein Sale was reintroduced to the Spring Dairy Expo this year after a few years of absence. The sale averaged $1,854 on 15 live lots. The highlight of the sale was Lot 1, S-S-I Frazz Fancy 7944-ET, donated by COBA-Select Sires to benefit the Ohio State University dairy judging team. The Frazzled daughter has a PTPI of +2698 and was sold to the Clipboard Syndicate, who then resold the calf to the partnership of John & Bonnie Ayars and Sexing Technologies for $8,500.

Buckeye Classic Jersey Sale
Thirty-six live lots averaged $1,600 in the Buckeye Classic Jersey Sale held the evening of March 30. The high seller was Virtuoso Eden, consigned by Jake Hershberger, Lynn Yocum and Myers Jersey Farm from Troy, Ohio. Eden sold for $4,100 to Craig Dotson of Williamsburg, Ohio. Second-high seller was TJ Classic Tequila Blossom, who sold for $2,950 to Eddie Harris of Cleveland, Tennessee, and was consigned by Joel & Greg Bourne and Tabitha Francis of Ansonia, Ohio.

Buckeye Classic Milking Shorthorn Sale(Co-hosted by the Buckeye Dairy Club and the Ohio Milking Shorthorn Society) Thirteen lots averaged $1,498 for the Buckeye Classic Milking Shorthorn sale on March 30. The fancy Weissway Patriot Carmel Pecan was the high seller of the event at $1,900 to Larry Tobin of Pennsylvania. The promising fall yearling due in early October is out of a VG-88 Parti-Time and was consigned by Alex, Maggie & Katie Weiss of Arcanum, Ohio. Second-high seller was Green Acres Isabelle for $1725 to Woodrow Nickel, also of Pennsylvania. Isabelle, a fall calf consigned by Mike Bodey of Urbana, Ohio is sired by Swag Mr Mega Right and out of a Target.

Midwest Revue Brown Swiss Sale (Hosted by Modern Associates)
Fifty high-quality live lots averaged $3,420 and sold to 12 states. Topping the sale was a special consignment from Wayne Sliker of St Paris, Ohio, Top Acres C Wizzie Go ET, sold to Brooke Foote of Fort Plain, New York, For $14,000. This Carter daughter of the EX-95 “Wizard” cow sold with an AI contract. Second-high seller was another fancy member of the Whizzbang family, Top Acres Thunder Wispit. Also consigned by Wayne Sliker, Wispit sold to Richard Love of Scottdale, Pennsylvania, for $10,000. Wispit is out of the EX-95 full sister to Wizard, “Wisp.”

 

Ohio 4-H and Open Dairy Judging Contest
Six classes were presented before youth from Ohio and open contestants from neighboring states.  Ohio youth participated in the 4-H judging contest, which was separated into junior, intermediate and senior divisions. Participants from other states had the opportunity to judge in the Open contest. The state FFA contests for judging and handling was also re-introduced this year, making for quite a large group of young dairy enthusiasts. After placing the classes, which consisted of three heifer and three cow classes of Ayrshires, Brown Swiss, Guernseys, Holsteins and Jerseys, intermediates and seniors gave two sets of reasons while juniors went through a reasons workshop. Several volunteers made this event possible, including organizers, officials, ring leaders, and announcers.

Ohio 4-H Contest:
High Junior Individual Overall: Micah Phillips, Knox Cattle Kids
High Junior Team Overall: Knox Cattle Kids
High Intermediate Individual Overall: Madelyn Topp, Auglaize/Shelby
High Intermediate Individual Reasons: Luke Jackson, Champaign County
High Intermediate Team Overall: Auglaize/Shelby
High Intermediate Team Reasons: Champaign County
High Senior Individual Overall: Sarah Lehner, Delaware County
High Senior Individual Reasons: Sarah Lehner, Delaware
High Senior Team Overall: Champaign County
High Senior Team Reasons: Champaign County
More complete results can be found at www.ohio4h.org

Ohio FFA Contest:
Middle School High Individual: Tim Gunkelman, Norwayne FFA
Middle School High Team: Mowrystown FFA
High School High Individual: Ian Lokai, A.B. Graham FFA
High School High Team: North Adams FFA
High Individual Dairy Handler: Audrey Ferguson, Mowrystown FFA
High Team Dairy Handling: Pymatuning Valley FFA
More results can be found at www.judgingcard.com


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