Outstanding producing ability was recognized in each of the six dairy breed shows at last week”s Wisconsin Junior State Fair. AgSource/CRI awarded an engraved glass milk pitcher to the exhibitor of the cow with the highest actual 305-day combined butterfat and protein production record. Cows in the 3-year-old, 4-year-old, 5-year-old, aged cow and dry cow classes competed for recognition certificates and consideration for the overall breed production championship. To be eligible for these awards, cows needed to place in the blue or red ribbon groups. The AgSource/CRI breed production champions were:
Ayrshire – Iow-Ayr Heidi 1162, exhibited by Zachary Damrow, Dodge County
4-09 2x 305d 21,218 Milk 4.0% 830 Fat 3.5% 721 Protein.
Brown Swiss – Badger Haven Jetway Jewel, exhibited by Jodi Meier, Green County
3-07 2x 305d 22,305 Milk 3.9% 859 Fat 3.4% 761 Protein.
Guernsey – Marshallane Best Meme, exhibited by Janelle Peterson, St. Croix County
4-01 3x 305d 28,344 Milk 4.0% 1126 Fat 3.0% 844 Protein.
Holstein -McCoy Valley Legendary Lucy, exhibited by Ashley Yager, Iowa County
4-05 3x 305d 31,632 Milk 3.9% 1237 Fat 2.8% 879 Protein.
Jersey – Gil-Bar Galaxy Blossom, exhibited by Kelly Lee, Jefferson County
3-04 2x 305d 18,381 Milk 5.7% 1042 Fat 3.7% 687 Protein.
Milking Shorthorn – Finnegan”s C-Ringer, exhibited by Annie Damrow, Dodge County
3-02 2x 299d 15,879 Milk 3.6% 570 Fat 3.2% 508 Protein.