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Area Dairy Farms Win in Madison

Published: Friday, October 12, 2018

The World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. kicked off on Oct. 2 and wrapped up on Oct. 6. Dairy exhibitors came from far and wide to compete, and several local dairy cows earned top placings in their class.

The junior total performance winner was owned by the Reinholt family and Dalton, Dillon and Breanne Freeman of Bremen with their Ayrshire cow. The Reinholts and Freemens also earned sixth place junior 2-year-old cow and ninth place 4-year-old cow.

The Freemans also won sixth place with their Ayrshire fall heifer calf, and fourth place with their senior two-year-old cow.

In the Holstein classes, Pat Conroy, Clark Valley and London Dairy of Angola placed first in the spring Heifer calf class.

Lockwell Farm and Bob Osborn of Elkhart won first place Red and White for the 125,000 pound production cow. Hayden J. Stookey of Milford placed sixth with the Red and White fall heifer calf.

In the Guernsey classes, Verl Weaver and Ralph Turley family of Goshen placed second in the 5-year-old cow class. Weaver and the Turley family also placed 12th with their junior 2-year-old cow (freshened). Other placings earned by the owners were fourth place best three females and fifth place dam and daughter.

The senior 2-year-old cow (freshened) Guernsey is owned by Verl and Gretchen Weaver of Goshen. The eighth-place summer yearling Guernsey heifer is owned by Bryce Birk of North Liberty.

Brad and Sophie Fuhrman and Brant Gingerich of Millerburg own the 6-year-old and older third place Jersey cow. Phillip, Melissa, Patrick and Andrew Dowty of Golden Oak Jersey in Goshen placed seventh in the class.

In the fall heifer calf class, Rosewood, Maplebranch and Thomas Rose of Middlebury earned fifth place. Phil W. Gordon of Gordon Farm in Syracuse placed ninth.

Caylee Nicole James of Wolcottville placed fourth with the Brown Swiss winter yearling heifer (not milking). Blessing Farms of Fort Wayne earned fifth place for the Brown Swiss junior best three females.

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