For only the second time in World Dairy Expo’s 52-year history, the Supreme Champion of the Junior Show and the Supreme Champion of World Dairy Expo are the same cow. Cutting Edge T Delilah, exhibited by Kyle Barton of Copake, N.Y. is the Grand Champion Brown Swiss and the 2018 Supreme Champion of both the junior and open shows. Also making history as the inaugural Supreme Champion Heifer of the Junior Show is the Junior Champion of the International Junior Red & White Show, Ms Kress-Hil Saphire-Red-ET, exhibited by Owen and Kendyll Kress and Savanah Barts, Newton, Wis., and the Supreme Champion Heifer, Milksource Gentry Marriot-ET, exhibited by MilkSource Genetics, LLC and Finca Valparaiso of Kaukauna, Wis., the Junior Champion of the International Jersey Show.
Reserve Supreme Champion honors were awarded to the Grand Champion Holstein, Jacobs Lauthority Loana, exhibited by Ferme Jacobs and Pat Conroy of Cap-Sante, Quebec, Canada. Gamlake Destry Sallie, the Grand Champion of the International Junior Holstein Show and exhibited by Samantha Gambonini of Petaluma, Calif., was named Reserve Supreme Champion of the Junior Show.
Rounding out the Supreme Champions named at World Dairy Expo 2018 are the Junior Champion of the International Holstein Show, Milksource Taelyn-ET, exhibited by MilkSource Genetics, LLC and the Junior Champion of the International Junior Ayrshire Show, Four-Hills Burd Sassy 64671, exhibited by Johnathan Hill of Bristol, Vt. These two heifers were awarded the Supreme Champion Heifer and the Supreme Champion Heifer of the Junior Show, respectively.
Companies sponsoring the awards presented to Expo’s Supreme Champions include: Agpro, Inc., BouMatic, Duane T. Cole, DDS, E-Zee Milking Equipment, LLC, Ebert Enterprises LLC, FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative, Frenchville Trailer Sales, LLC, GHD, Ghost Hollow, Golden Calf Company, International Protein Sires, Maple Lawn Farm, Joe and Patti Schluter, Select Sires, Inc., Scott Culbertson, Trans Ova Genetics and Udder Comfort.
Serving as the meeting place of the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo brings together the latest in dairy innovation and the best cattle in North America. Crowds of nearly 70,000 people, from 100 countries, visited Madison, Wisconsin for the 52nd annual event last week.