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Production champions honored at Wisconsin State Fair Junior Dairy Show

Junior dairy exhibitors showing the top producing cow in each of the six dairy breeds were recognized at the 2005 Wisconsin Junior State Fair. The breed production champion with the highest 305-day combined butterfat and protein production record received the award sponsored by AgSource Cooperative Services.

“AgSource has been a proud sponsor of this award for the past six years,” said Pat Baier, vice president of DHI Direct Member Services. “This award recognizes juniors exhibiting great cows that not only compete well in the show ring but also contribute to their farm”s overall production and profitability.”

Cows in the three-year old, four-year old, five-year old, aged cow and dry cow classes competed for recognition certificates and the overall breed production champion award. To be eligible for the award, cows needed to place in the blue or red ribbon groups.

The AgSource breed production champions were:

Ayrshire – OA IVY-Haven CoCo, exhibited by Dylan Iverson, Chippewa/Dunn County
3-04 2x 17,219 Milk 3.65% 628 Fat 3.19% 549 Protein

Brown Swiss – Jolly Rogers Jetway Hope, exhibited by Paula Hardie, Trempealeau County
4-04 2x 14,768 Milk 3.9% 565 Fat 3.3% 458 Protein

Guernsey – Misty Meadows Lucky Raindrop, exhibited by Jaci Peterson, St. Croix County
3-05 2x 22,259 Milk 4.8% 1072 Fat 3.4% 674 Protein

Holstein – Fischerdale BC Everlast, exhibited by Ben Sarbacker, Dane County
3-11 2x 38,669 Milk 3.6% 1403 Fat 2.9% 1111 Protein

Jersey – Gil-bar Galaxy Blossom, exhibited by Kelly Lee, Jefferson County
4-05 2x 20,904 Milk 5.7% 1219 Fat 3.8% 780 Protein

Milking Shorthorn – ARJU PLC Reward Allison, exhibited by Claudia Hardie, Trempealeau County
2-11 2x 9,835 Milk 3.5% 346 Fat 3.0 295 Protein

AgSource, headquartered in Verona, Wis., is a subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International and a member-owned cooperative that provides agricultural testing and management information services to nearly 7,000 members with six locations throughout the upper Midwest.