Livestock

Proposed changes to scrapie regulations

The Federal Register notice proposing changes to the scrapie regulations by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service was posted last week. Items recommended to be amended include changing the risk groups and categories established for individual animals and for flocks; increasing the use of genetic testing as a means of assigning risk levels to animals; reducing movement restrictions for animals found to be genetically less susceptible or resistant to scrapie; and simplifying, reducing or removing certain recordkeeping requirements.

APHIS is also proposing to provide designated scrapie epidemiologists more alternatives and flexibility when testing animals in order to determine flock designations under the regulations. A change to the definition of high-risk animal is recommended, which will change the types of animals eligible for indemnity and to pay higher indemnity for certain pregnant ewes and early maturing ewes.

The proposed changes also make the identification and recordkeeping requirements for goat owners consistent with those for sheep owners.… Continue reading

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Push for immigrant reform continues

Half of all workers on U.S. dairy farms are immigrants, and the damage from losing those workers would extend far beyond the farms, nearly doubling retail milk prices and costing the total U.S. economy more than $32 billion, according to a new report commissioned by the National Milk Producers Federation.

The report, which includes the results of a nationwide survey of farms, found that one-third of all U.S. dairy farms employ foreign-born workers, and that those farms produce nearly 80% of the nation’s milk.

It concluded that a complete loss of immigrant labor could cause the loss of one-in-six dairy farms and cut U.S. economic output by $32.1 billion, resulting in 208,000 fewer jobs nationwide. Some 77,000 of the lost jobs would be on dairy farms.

Retail milk prices, the report said, would increase 90% if all immigrant labor was lost. That would drive the supermarket price of a gallon of milk, which averaged $3.37 in June, to approximately $6.40.… Continue reading

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Master in Animal Sciences graduate degree offered at OSU

The Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University is offering a new Master in Animal Sciences graduate degree. This program is different from a typical Master of Sciences (MS) in that research is not required and it is a non-thesis program. Acceptance into the program is similar to the other graduate programs in that an application must be submitted to the OSU Graduate School (http://gradsch.osu.edu/), and after its review, the application is forwarded to the Graduate Studies Committee in the Department of Animal Sciences for review. Requirements include a minimum of 3.0 GPA and a Graduate Records Examination score of at least 300. Admission decisions also are determined by availability of space in the program, availability of an advisor, and their area of interest.

Students accepted into the program must complete a minimum of 35 credit hours, complete a final exam in the form of either a comprehensive written exam, professional project, research proposal, or a culminating paper, and present an exit seminar.… Continue reading

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Dairy price outlook

  • What is ahead for the markets?
  • How much safety in the Margin Protection Program (MPP) safety net?
  • MPP margin forecast for 2015-2016

As I write this, the market focus in squarely on the international markets.  Right at this moment, the turmoil in the U.S. equity market driven by concerns over the economic prospects for China is paramount.  Economic growth rate for China has slowed from double digits to around 7%.  While the rest of the developed countries would love a 7% growth rate, this is a much reduced level for China which needs a rate of economic growth in the range of 10 to 12% to manage its huge economy.  The equity market in China has declined by 35%.  Troubles with the China economy are certainly causing troubles for the rest of the world economies and only time will tell how this will all play out for the rest of us.… Continue reading

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Sheep with a dangerously overgrown fleece gets life-saving shear

Luckily, an Australian Merino sheep that had likely wandered from his flock five or six years ago and had never been shorn was spotted by a concerned hiker who raised the alarm by contacting the Australian Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

With hooves that were barely visible and eyes mostly covered, the animal was the size of a refrigerator and the color of dirty snow. It was a matter of life and death — this sheep needed a haircut. The gigantic sheep, named “Chris,” who was found outside Canberra, could barely walk. His wool had grown to four to five times the normal amount of wool for a merino sheep, resulting in some serious health problems. Besides being partially blinded by the wool flopping into his eyes, his hooves were damaged from carrying the weight of all that extra wool. He also had skin burns from urine trapped in his fleece.… Continue reading

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Schwab in the running for America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

The National Pork Board created the America’s Pig Farmer of the Year contest in order to recognize the best in pig farming. This prestigious honor is awarded annually to the pig farmer who demonstrates and lives by the We Care ethical principles. Lauren Schwab from Butler County is 

representing Ohio in this national effort.

“I want to share my experience as a farmer with consumers and further their understanding of how farmers produce food,” Schwab said. “It’s important to actively engage with consumers on a large scale and tell our story.”

Lauren Schwab proudly works as a second-generation farmer on the 230-acre farm founded in 1977 by her father, Jeff. The farrow-to-wean farm is home to 12 independent barns that house 1,100 sows. The modern barns provide the proper environment for the sows, which are individually cared for and observed daily to assess their needs. The sows produce about 30,000 piglets a year, which are then sold to other farmers for finishing.… Continue reading

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OCA holds successful roundup in Mercer County

Cattlemen from across the state gathered in Mercer County August 28 and 29 to attend the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Roundup.

The event started off Friday evening at Romer’s Catering and Event Facility in Celina, Ohio. There were over 25 exhibits featuring Allied Industry Council members and Roundup sponsors. Keith Faber, President of the Ohio Senate; Representative Brian Hill, Chair of the Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee; and Representative Tony Burkley of the Ohio House 82nd District were all in attendance.

Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), was the featured speaker for the evening. He touched on many of the issues that NCBA is currently working on in Washington D.C., including Waters of the United States (WOTUS), trade and Country of Origin Labeling.

The evening concluded with a PAC auction to benefit NCBA. Several great items were auctioned, including an OSU Basketball game suite, OSU vs.… Continue reading

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2015 Ohio State Fair Commercial Cattle Show results

The 2015 Ohio State Fair Commercial Cattle Show participants exhibited 17 pens of three for a total of 51 head of commercial steers and heifers on August 2, 2015 during the fair. Judging the event were John Adams, Feed Sales Director with Trupointe Cooperative, and Tony Reed, cattle buyer for JBS. The show was managed by United Producers, Inc. and the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association served as a sponsor.

Fred Voge of West Alexandria, Ohio, exhibited the Overall Grand Champion Lot of 3, which was also named the Champion Lot of 3 Steers, along with the Overall Reserve Grand Champion Lot of 3 which was also named the Champion Lot of 3 Heifers. The Reserve Champion Lot of 3 Heifers also went to Fred Voge.

Winning the Reserve Champion Lot of 3 Steers was Phelps/O’Connor Farms Limousin of Belle Center, Ohio.

Winners of the live show received premiums of more than $5,000 from the Ohio State Fair.… Continue reading

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World Dairy Expo deadline approaching quickly

World Dairy Expo is right around the corner and the deadline for dairy cattle entries is fast approaching. All entries must be submitted by midnight (CDT) on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 to avoid late fees. Paper entries must be postmarked by that date as well. Late entries will be accepted until the day of the show at an increased rate (online late entries close Sept. 13, 2015).

Entry forms are available online through the Dairy Cattle Entry System or for print on the Expo website. Additional entry information, schedule of events, rules and changes/additions can be found in the Premium book, available on the Expo website.

Display booth space, end-cap display, stalling requests, discounted exhibitor passes, 2018 Futurity entries, 2016 judge nominations and Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Committee representative nomination forms can all be found on the online entry system as well. Youth fitting and showmanship contest entries may also be submitted.… Continue reading

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Phosphorus Recovery System addresses water quality challenges with manure

The vexing problem of phosphorus in the water continues to make big headlines and haunt animal agriculture. This political hot button, however, has led to some positive developments in research regarding on-farm practices and technology. One of the most recently announced innovations addressing this problem is the Phosphorus Recovery System (PRS) from Quasar Energy that removes nearly all of the phosphorus from manure.

The Brown family dairy farm near New Bremen, in the heart of one of Ohio’s key livestock regions, hosted an event in conjunction with the Quasar Energy Group demonstrating the new Phosphorus Recovery System (PRS) in July.

“It’s funny that we are doing this here because I’m probably the one that helped start this phosphorus problem in the first place,” Alvin Brown said. “I used to want every inch of every field covered with manure, and now, we are working to reverse that idea and the growing problem.”… Continue reading

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Beef school focuses on maximizing profit

Beef cattle producers who want to reduce costs while maximizing their profit potential can learn how during a Beef School Oct. 6, 13 and 20, taught by experts from Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

The three-day program focuses on forage weed control, spring development, working livestock, carcass beef breeds and open cows, said Cliff Little, OSU Extension educator in agriculture and natural resources.

“We’re hoping to show producers low-stress, economical and practical practices they can implement on their cattle farms,” he said. “For example, participants can see the effects of pasture clipping versus chemical weed control methods that we’ve implemented on land at the research station to see which method would offer them the best use of their time and resources to implement.”

The Beef School is sponsored by OSU Extension, OARDC and Farm Credit Mid-America of Cambridge. The school will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m.… Continue reading

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Control of ammonia and dust emissions in poultry facilities for improved health

The recent outbreak of avian influenza, a highly contagious viral disease that has infected about 48 million birds in the United States, resulted in a significant loss to the poultry industry. The initial response by the poultry industry to prevent widespread avian influenza was to more stringently enforce the USDA biosecurity measures defined by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) (http://healthybirds.aphis.usda.gov). However, the continuous spread of the avian influenza made the industry wonder if the disease is airborne and transmitted through ventilation air of poultry facilities. We are looking at major air emissions — ammonia gas and dust particles — from poultry facilities and their potential effects on poultry health to explore the need of additional biosecurity measures to prevent transmission of infectious diseases among poultry in the future.

 

Ammonia emissions and its health effects

Ammonia is a colorless, irritant gas that is produced from the microbial decomposition of uric acid in poultry manure.… Continue reading

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Inoculants at silage harvest can help an already effective regimen

For dairy and other livestock producers wanting to optimize their silage, the addition of inoculant just prior to storage may help to improve their return by minimizing losses and getting the most out of their product.

Silage inoculants help the fermentation process, an essential part of any feed of its type. They contain anaerobic bacteria that result in a high fermentation rate, higher levels of lactic acid and lower amounts of acetic acid.

Normand St-Pierre, professor and dairy extension specialist at The Ohio State University, said there has been a substantial increase in inoculant use in the last few years. This is party due to economics.

“As a guide, if the silage goes above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, you will have a problem. The intake of the cows will drop and you’ll have some upset stomachs,” St-Pierre said. “Good grief, I remember working in New York 20 years ago. At the time, you could buy corn silage standing in the field.… Continue reading

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Beef Industry Update Meetings

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will be hosting Beef Industry Update Meetings September 9 and 10.  OCA Allied Industry Council member, Multimin USA, is the title sponsor of the meetings. Their sponsorship will provide a complimentary beef dinner to all of the attendees at the meetings.

Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association is set to host the meeting on September 9. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Carrollton High School Cafeteria, 252 3rd St. NE, Carrollton, Ohio 44615.

The September 10 meeting will be hosted by the Knox County Cattlemen’s Association. The meeting will be held at Dudgeon Family Farm, 8230 Grove Church Road, Gambier, Ohio 43022, at 6 p.m.

Both meetings are open to all beef producers and will feature Dr. Brad Degroot, veterinarian and researcher with Multimin USA, as the speaker. He will be discussing how to enhance your herd’s performance with Multimin USA’s trace mineral program.… Continue reading

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Reimbursement for disinfectants available to farms affected by PEDv

With funds made available through U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is offering reimbursement for disinfectant purchased by producers or veterinarians on behalf of producers. Owners of PEDv infected premises must not presently be receiving reimbursement from the USDA reimbursement program and can use the disinfectant to disinfect equipment, facilities, trucks, etc.

Owners of non-infected premises must use this disinfectant only for disinfecting trucks that could have hauled swine commingled with swine from infected premises prior to movement/use on those non-infected premises. Eligible products are 1-Stroke Environ, Accel, Clorox Bleach, Roccal-D Plus, Synergize, Tek-Trol, and Virkon S.

Reimbursement is available only to producers with herds affected by PEDv. All purchases must be made prior to Sept. 30, 2015 and the request for reimbursement must be received by the ODA Division of Animal Health C/O: Christie Jones, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Oh 43068 by Oct. 9, 2015.

Click here to access the reimbursement form and a list of approved disinfectants.Continue reading

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OH-PIGS wraps up the first year

The Ohio Summer Show Circuit, a new youth program of the Ohio Pork Council, worked to provide the best atmosphere for competitive swine shows during the first year in 2015. It is, by purpose, a competitive program that promotes the advancement of Ohio’s show pig industry through providing consistency and continuity to a show circuit, tools to increase exhibitor knowledge and education, and opportunities for personal development in youth swine exhibitors.

The program launched on May 16 in Washington Court House at the first show in a series of seven weekends. OH-PIGS sanctioned shows took place at multiple locations throughout the state, as part of the circuit that ran through the end of June. Here are some of the results from the show series.

 

Top 5 overall market hogs

Overall Champion High Points Market Hog – Eli Keplinger, York barrow

Reserve Overall High Points Market Hog – Lauralee Lenhart, xbred market gilt

3rd Overall High Points Market Hog – Corey Jodrey, xbred market gilt

4th Overall High Points Market Hog – Miranda Lauchard, xbred barrow

5th Overall High Points Market Hog – Lauralee Lenhart, xbred barrow

 

Top 5 overall breeding gilts

Overall Champion High Points Breeding Gilt – Lauralee Lenhart, xbred breeding gilt

Reserve Overall High Points Breeding Gilt – Maya McCoy, York gilt

3rd Overall High Points Breeding Gilt – Lea Kimley, York gilt

4th Overall High Points Breeding Gilt – Maya McCoy, Duroc gilt

5th Overall High Points Breeding Gilt – Zander Ivey, York gilt

 

Top 5 overall breeding exhibitors

Overall High Points Breeding Exhibitor – Maya McCoy

Reserve Overall High Points Breeding Exhibitor – Lauralee Lenhart

3rd Overall High Points Breeding Exhibitor – Zander Ivey

4th Overall High Points Breeding Exhibitor – Cale Hall

5th Overall High Points Breeding Exhibitor – Gus Mitchem

5th Overall High Points Breeding Exhibitor – Chloe Studebaker

 

Top 5 overall market exhibitors

Overall High Points Market Exhibitor – Lauralee Lenhart

Reserve Overall High Points Market Exhibitor – Miranda Lauchard

3rd Overall High Points Market Exhibitor – Jack Wing

4th Overall High Points Market Exhibitor – Keyairra Helton

5th Overall High Points Market Exhibitor – Megan Perry

 

 

Top 5 overall outstanding OH-PIGS exhibitors

Overall Outstanding OH-PIGS Exhibitor (Andies Clippers) – Lauralee Lenhart

Reserve Overall Outstanding OH-PIGS Exhibitor (floor cattle fan) – Lea Kimley

3rd Overall Outstanding OH-PIGS Exhibitor (Aluminum EBY show board) – Maya McCoy

4th Overall Outstanding OH-PIGS Exhibitor (Weaver bucket of hog show supplies) – Kathryn Barney

5th Overall Outstanding OH-PIGS Exhibitor ($25.00 Weaver certificate) – Zander Ivey

 

Showmanship winners

Peewee: Samantha Durst

Novice: Maya McCoy

Junior: Zander Ivey

Intermediate; Lea Kimley

Senior: Kathryn Barney

 

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Stockpiling pasture for late season grazing

Now is the time for pasture-based livestock operations to begin stockpiling pasture grass if they want to extend the grazing season into late fall and/or winter. To stockpile forage, take a last cutting, clipping or grazing pass in a pasture paddock in early to mid-August and then let the pasture regrow and accumulate forage until the end of the growing season. Stockpiling research and on-farm trial results have shown this timing is the best compromise between quantity of forage stockpiled and quality of forage stockpiled. Beginning earlier can result in more tonnage but quality will be lower, while beginning later will result in higher quality forage, but lower total tonnage. Tall fescue is the best grass to stockpile, especially for late winter grazing, because it holds its forage quality value better than other forage grasses. Other pasture grasses can be stockpiled, but then they need to be managed so that they are grazed off by early winter.Continue reading

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Butter cow named

For the second year in a row, Ohio State Fair visitors concocted creative names for the 2015 iconic butter cow and calf, with Champ and Sugar selected as the winning names.

Picked from hundreds of entries, the American Dairy Association Mideast named Molly

Wickham from Columbus the name game competition winner, awarding her with a Go Pro HERO LCD camera.

Wickham’s entry, Champ and Sugar, was chosen because it captured the spirit of the display, giving a nod to the Ohio State Buckeye’s win in the Sugar Bowl and their victory in the first-ever College Football Playoff national championship.

During the competition, which ran from the start of the fair on Wednesday, July 29 through Sunday, Aug. 9, fairgoers had the opportunity to submit names for the iconic pair via Twitter by following @OHDairyFarmers and using the hashtag #ButterCowNameGame.

Other contestants milked the 2015 butter sculpture’s Ohio State Buckeye football theme,

spreading Ohio pride with names like, “Urban Mooer and Shelly Mooer,” “Cowdale Jones and Braxton Mooler,” “Woody and Urb,” and “Buckeye and Little Nut.”… Continue reading

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Manure Science Review Aug. 12

Aug. 12’s Manure Science Review will feature a demonstration of smoke testing — a way to show how fast a liquid, including liquid manure, can flow through and out of a farm field.

Frank Gibbs, retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and now of Rawson, Ohio-based Wetland and Soil Consulting Services, will give the demonstration.

A video showing smoke rising from the soil during one of Gibbs’ tests can be seen athttp://go.osu.edu/GibbsSmokeTest.

Manure Science Review, set for Union City in western Ohio, is an annual learning event for farmers and others in the industry. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University is a co-host.

Details about the event and how to register are at http://go.osu.edu/MSR2015. Registration is $30 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Earthworm holes and cracks in the soil — called “macropores” — can play big roles in the flow of liquids from a farm field, said Sam Custer, a co-organizer of the event and an educator with Ohio State University Extension.… Continue reading

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2015 Ohio State Fair Jr. Dairy Show results

The 2015 Ohio State Fair Jr. Dairy Show saw heavy competition through the first weekend of the fair. Here are results by breed:

Ayrshire

YRP Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Kinley Topp

Animal: Topp View Bendigo

Sire: Wanna Watch

YRP Reserve Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Garrett Hageman

Animal: Mill Valley Gunner

Sire: Penny

Senior Champion

Exhibitor: Grace Hageman

Animal: Mill Valley Supreme

Sire: Whisper

Reserve Senior Champion

Exhibitor: Emma Mathews

Animal: Edgebrook Tri-Star

Sire: Patience

YRP Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Grace Hageman

Animal: Mill Valley Supreme

Sire: Whisper

YRP Reserve Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Emma Mathews

Animal: Edgebrook Tri-Star

Sire: Patience

Senior Showmanship (15 & over)

1st – Trevor Greiwe

2nd – Keaton Topp

3rd – Eliza Days

4th – Morgan Eades

5th – Sara Wolf

Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)

1st – Marissa Topp

2nd – Kinley Topp

3rd – Lane Greiwe

4th – Grace Hageman

5th – Garrett Hageman

Junior Showmanship (11 & under)

1st – Blake Greiwe

2nd – Meredith Hageman

3rd – Maggie Mathews

4th – Hailee Rehmert

5th – Adam Wolf

Milking Shorthorn

YRP Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Ashley Hawvermale

Animal: Blue Spruce

Sire: Kuszmar Megadeth

YRP Reserve Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Aubrey Topp

Animal: Topp-View Liriano Exo

Sire: Liriano

YRP Senior Champion

Exhibitor: Jacob Baker

Animal: Redien Acres JR

Sire: Bar-D-Kuszmar Clay

YRP Reserve Senior Champion

Exhibitor: Henry Specht

Animal: SMS Thelm-Poppies AML

Sire: Hard Core Poncho Rampag

YRP Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Kinley Topp

Animal: Toppview Moonshine Alexa

Sire: Hardcore Othello Moonshine

YRP Reserve Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Jacob Baker

Animal: Redien Acres JR

Sire: Bar-D-Kuszmar Clay

Senior Showmanship (15 & over)

1st – Sarah Rhoades

2nd – Hannah Rhoades

3rd – Ginna Climer

4th – Cheyenne Carlee

5th – Alex Weiss

Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)

1st – Ashley Hawvermale

2nd – Kinley Topp

3rd – Jacob Baker

4th – Sam Rhoades

5th – Emmy Days

Junior Showmanship (11 & under)

1st – Aubree Topp

2nd – Madilyn Baker

3rd – Carrie Rhoades

4th – Katie Weiss

5th – Lilyin Specht

Holstein

Senior Showmanship (15 & over)

1st – Brennan Topp

2nd – Brandon Sugg

3rd – Allison McCummins

4th – Keaton Topp

5th – Sydney Good

Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)

1st – Victoria Deam

2nd – Kinley Topp

3rd – Keanan Wolf

4th – David Miley

5th – Logan Schlauch

Junior Showmanship (11 & under)

1st – Olivia Finke

2nd – Emily Deam

3rd – Madalyn Topp

4th – Garrett Havens

5th – Elarina Lahmers

YRP Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Ashley Hawvermale

Animal: K-Land Kilo Black

Sire: Diamond

YRP Reserve Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Adam Miley

Animal: Miley Advent Gitt

Sire: Red-ET

Intermediate Holstein Champion

Exhibitor: Hayden King

Animal: TK-Plain-View Ripley

Sire: Lirr Drew Dempsey

Reserve Intermediate Holsten Champion

Exhibitor: Adam Miley

Animal: Miley Gold Chip Gazella-T

Sire: Mr Chassity Gold Chip-ET

Senior Holstein Champion

Exhibitor: Kyle Ackley

Animal: Craggan Goldwyin Zing

Sire: Braedale Goldwyn

Reserve Senior Holsten Champion

Exhibitor: Garrett Havens

Animal: Brookview-E PT Diligent

Sire: Windy-Knoll-View Primetim

YRP Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Kyle Ackley

Animal: Craggan Goldwyin Zing

YRP Reserve Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Garrett Havens

Animal: Brookview-E PT Diligent

Brown Swiss

Senior Showmanship (15 & over)

1st – Keaton Topp

2nd – Alexa Lammers

3rd – Sarah Rhoades

4th – Hannah Rhoades

5th – Ben Lammers

Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)

1st – Kinley Topp

2nd – Tori Lammers

3rd – Webb Kress

4th – Sam Rhoades

5th – Sage Miller

Junior Showmanship (11 & under)

1st – Madelyn Topp

2nd – Elizabeth Howman

3rd – Lauren Lamoreaux

4th – Carrie Rhoades

5th – Elaina Lammers

YRP Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Kinley Topp

Animal: Topp-View Wonder

Sire: Rock Me

YRP Reserve Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Ben Lammers

Animal: La Rainbow Sweet Lemon

Sire: Cutting Edge Seaman

YRP Senior Champion

Exhibitor: Madelyn Topp

Animal: Topp-View Bigstick

Sire: Jonquil

YRP Senior Reserve Champion

Exhibitor: Keaton Topp

Animal: Alfa Creek Parker Victory

Sire: Brothers three Parker et

YRP Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Madelyn Topp

Animal: Topp-View Bigstick

Sire: Jonquil

YRP Reserve Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Keaton Topp

Animal: Alfa Creek Parker

Sire: Victory

Guernsey

Senior Showmanship (15 & over)

1st – Zachary Davidson

2nd – Thomas DiGiovanni

3rd – Deanna Langenkamp

4th – Emily Langenkamp

5th – Derek Parker

Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)

1st – Keenan Wolf

2nd – Samantha Plocher

3rd – Kristen Plocher

4th – Derek Burns

5th – Korey Oechsle

Junior Showmanship (11 & under)

1st – Mary Richardson

2nd – Logan Dehan

3rd – Natasha Davidson

4th – Cami Ross

5th – Abigayle Dicke

YRP Junior Guernsey Champion

Exhibitor: Samantha Plocher

Animal: Mar Ral Reb Maria

YRP Reserve Junior Guernsey Champion

Exhibitor: Keenan Wolf

Animal: HPGG Pei Melissa

YRP Senior Guernsey Champion

Exhibitor: Keenan Wolf

Animal: Knapps HP Fame

Sire: Topeka-ET

YRP Reserve Senior Guernsey Champion

Exhibitor: Kristen Plocher

Animal: Formost Jackpot

Sire: Dharma

YRP Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Keenan Wolf

Animal: Knapps HP Fame

Sire: Topeka-ET

YRP Reserve Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Kristen Plocher

Animal: Formost Jackpot

Sire: Dharma

Jersey

Senior Showmanship (15 & over)

1st – Trevor Greiwe

2nd – Jack Gravenkemper

3rd – Jordan Ziegler

4th – Amanda Seger

5th – Lee Hosler

Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)

1st – Lane Greiwe

2nd – Joelle Ziesler

3rd – Grace Hageman

4th – Rachel Anderson

5th – McKenze Hoewisher

Junior Showmanship (11 & under)

1st – Madelyn Topp

2nd – Blake Greiwe

3rd – Kelly Hawvermale

4th – Jade Laux

5th – Austin Yoder

YRP Senior Champion

Exhibitor: Lane Greiwe

Animal: DKG Jade Princess

Sire: Jade

YRP Reserve Senior Champion

Exhibitor: Matt Richards

Animal: Harmony Corners Fozzy

YRP Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Kelly Hawvermale

Animal: Harmony Corners Flamingo

Sire: Hwarden Impuls Premier

YRP Reserve Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Lane Greiwe

Animal: DKG Motion Clover

Sire: Motion

YRP Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Lane Greiwe

Animal: DKG Jade Princess

Sire: Jade… Continue reading

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