An Ohio Jersey was named the best of the best of the 2011 All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, on Thursday.
Frederick 2783 Adventure, a six-year-old Jersey owned by Craig Walton, Emily Thornburg, Gene Iager, Shelby and Harold Rader, Jr., and Amy, Scott, Skip and Steve Lackey of Pleasant Plain, Ohio, was named Supreme Campion.
Cargill Animal Feed and Nutrition, Inc., sponsored the $3,000 cash award for the supreme champion. Adventure was chosen from among the top seven breed champions by the judges who placed 1,183 head of cattle in the open shows.
The judges are Eric Topp, Botkins, Ohio; Lee Barber, DeWitt, Iowa; Daniel Sivesind, Waukon, Iowa; Ronald Heffner, Middletown, Md.; Larry Schirm, Laurelville, Ohio, who judged ‘Adventure’ in the Open show; Ted DeMent, Kenney, Ill.; and Matthew Lawrence, Mercer, Pa.
Ayrshire: Sunny Acres Harmon’s Kennedy, Doug Evans and Family, Georgetown, N.Y.
Brown Swiss: Dublin Hill Treats, Ken Main and Peter Vail, Copake, N.Y.
Guernsey: Millborne Tiller Blair-ET, P. Morey Miller, Granby, Conn.
Holstein: Windy-Knoll-View Pledge-ET, James and Nina Burdette, Mercersburg, Pa., Franklin Co.
Milking Shorthorn:Tex-Star Othello Peri, Keith and Donnette Fisher, New Enterprise, Pa., Bedford Co.
Red & White: Sweet Peas Felicity-red-ET, Lloyd and Denise Pease, Susquehanna, Pa., Susquehanna Co.
The 48th All-American Dairy Show, the world’s largest dairy show, ran Sept. 17-22 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. This year’s show featured 23 shows in six days, the nation’s only all-dairy antiques show, more than 2,400 animals and 925 exhibitors from 26 states and Canada.