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Quebec cow is top pick at 2012 World Dairy Expo

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Date Modified: 11/21/2012 1:14 PM

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MADISON, Wis. —RF Goldwyn Hailey, owned by Gen-Com Holstein Ltd. ofNotre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, Quebec, captured the Supreme Champion title of the 2012 World Dairy Expo Saturday.

Earlier in the day, Hailey was named the winning Six-Year-Old and Older Cow and Senior Champion of the 2012 International Holstein Open Show, adding on to her title of Grand Champion.

The Excellent 97-point cow was bred by R&F Livestock and Chilliwack Cattle Co., Warman, Saskatchewan, out of Mellholm Louie Hanah and sired by Braedale Goldwyn.

Arethusa Response Vivid-ET, owned by Arethusa Farm, of Litchfield, Conn., was the Reserve Supreme Champion of the expo. Vivid earned the title Grand Champion of the 2012 International Jersey Show on Oct. 4. She was named winning Four-Year-Old Cow and Senior Champion.

Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET, owned by Jordan and Whitney Ebert of Algoma, Wis., was the Supreme Champion of the Junior Show.

Ms Del-Hollow Javent-Red-ET, owned by Kyle Natzke and Kyle Demmer, from Fond du Lac, Wis., was the Reserve Supreme Champion. She was the winning entry from the Five-Year-Old Cow class and the Grand Champion of the International Red & White Junior Show. On Oct. 3, Sharwards Calimero Megan, EX-94 2E, Reserve Grand Champion of the 2012 International Ayrshire Open Show, topped the 2012 World Ayrshire Event Sale. Consigned by Kurt Wolf and Gene Hall Jr., of Epworth, Iowa, Megan sold for $15,000. Out of Sharwards Ramius Megan and sired by Margot Calimero, Megan was sold to Megan Syndicate of Stitzer, Wis.

The second-highest selling lot, Covey-P&A Reality Jolly, sold for $4,350 to Jacob Worden of Oelwein, Iowa. She was consigned by P&A Ayrshires of Dyersville, Iowa.

The 2012 World Premier Brown Swiss Sale was held Oct. 4. The top-seller was Top Acres Supreme Glow-ET, which sold for $10,250. Supreme Glow was consigned by Wayne E. Sliker from St. Paris, Ohio, and bought by Lee Anns Swiss LLC of DeWitt, Iowa. A close price in the second highest lot for $9,700, Blessing Braiden Summer was bought by Caylee James of La Grange, Ind. Summer hails from Blessing Farms, her consigner, in Ft. Wayne, Ind. The Brown Swiss Sale had 28 lots with an average price of $5,298.

Reserve Junior Champion Female of Junior Guernsey Show was Prairie Moon Yogi Bliss shown by Lars, Landon and Leslie Sivesind, Waukon, Iowa.

Reserve Intermediate Campion Female of Junior Holstein Show was Macland San My Button-ET shown by Anna Culbertson, Elgin, Minn.Reserve Senior Champion and honorable mention Grand Champion Milking Shorthorn was Lands-Brook Christina-EXP-ET, owned by Jordan Lansgard of Lands-Brook Farms, St. Olaf, Iowa.

Lee Morey of Rochester, Minn., finished fourth in the World Dairy Expo Youth Fitting Contest. Iowa State University placed third and the University of Minnesota fourth in the Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest. Minnesota's Jayne Esch was fourth and Iowa's Katie Adams was seventh.

Northeast Iowa Community College placed fifth in the International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest.

Team members are Rachel Scott, Nick Duncanson, Andrew Hornberg and Jake Mills. For more detail about this year's winners visit www.worlddairyexpo.com.