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Production Champions Honnored at Wisconsin State Fairy Junior Dairy Show

VERONA, Wis. – Junior dairy exhibitors showing the top producing cow in each of the six dairy breeds were recognized at the 2006 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.

“For the past seven years, AgSource has been proud to sponsor this award which 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,” said Jill Makovec, Education and Information Manager for AgSource.

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.

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 and Idaho.

THE AGSOURCE BREED PRODUCTION CHAMPIONS WERE:

Ayrshire – Cedarvale Black China, exhibited by Zachary Damrow, Dodge County
4-07 2x 20,773 Milk 3.4 % 706 Fat 3.3 % 687 Protein

Brown Swiss – Sun-Made KB Panda-ET, exhibited by Jody VandeWalle, Outagamie County
2-05 2x 22,637 Milk 4.2% 941 Fat 3.4% 771 Protein

Guernsey – Misty Meadows Royals Bambi, exhibited by Jaclyn Peterson, St. Croix County
4-00 3x 25,642 Milk 4.0% 1018 Fat 3.0% 775 Protein

Holstein – Pepst James 144, exhibited by Carole Peper, Polk County
3-09 2x 29,913 Milk 4.12% 1232 Fat 3.18% 952 Protein

Jersey – Intrigue Shasta-ET, exhibited by Seth Nehls, Dodge County
2-01 2x 16,684 Milk 4.36% 728 Fat 3.43% 573 Protein

Milking Shorthorn – ARJU PLC Reward Allison, exhibited by Claudia Hardie, Trempealeau County
3-11 2x 13,509 Milk 3.6% 491 Fat 2.8% 380 Protein