News Release

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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Aged Cows Top the International Guernsey Show

MADISON, WIS. – The one-two pair of winning Six-Year-Old & Older Guernsey cows captured Grand and Reserve Grand Champion honors at this year’s International Guernsey Show on Tuesday, October 4 at World Dairy Expo®. Flambeau Manor Ro Lauren-ET, owned by Gary Van Doorn of Tony, Wis. and Knapps Regis Tambourine-ET owned by Austin & Landen Knapp of Epworth, Iowa were named the winning pair by judges Brian Behnke, Albany, Wis. and Jason Danhof, Waukon, Iowa. The pair evaluated 208 entries before selecting their champions.

Each cow garnered additional awards as well. Lauren received the Udder Comfort $1,000 Grand Champion Cash Award, was selected Best Udder of the Show and was awarded a special Allen Hetts Award, crafted after the large trophies of days past. Tambourine earned the Nasco International Type & Production Award and several honors in the International Guernsey Junior Show, including being named Grand Champion of the Junior Show.

Over the course of the day, 136 heifers and 72 cows were evaluated. The top two animals in each class are as follows:

Spring Heifer Calf:

  1. H-Broke Levi Tayte, Dana & Madison Sickles, Morengo, Iowa
  2. Springhill Jeopardy, Springhill, Big Prairie, Ohio

Winter Heifer Calf:

  1. Prairie Moon Sydney Sugar, Landon & Leslie Sivesind, Waukon, Iowa
  2. Prairie Cream Caspian Avalon, Kimberly & Kevin Lakey, Trempealeau, Wis.

Fall Heifer Calf:

  1. Knapps Primetime Annabelle, Ann Erdman Meyer, Fairbury, Ill.
  2. KCCK Lightning Kaboom, Kaleb, Cole & Carter Kruse, Dyersville, Iowa

Summer Yearling Heifer:

  1. Adams Creek AP Bianca-ETV, Alyssa Nuttleman, Bangor, Wis.
  2. Circle H Navajo Deana, Chris Himebaugh, Columbus, Ohio

Spring Yearling Heifer:

  1. Vg Sg Shaggys Reed-ETV, Valley Gem Farms, Cumberland, Wis.
  2. Prairie Moon L Anala-ET, Landon & Leslie Sivesind, Waukon, Iowa

Winter Yearling Heifer (not in milk):

  1. Knapps A Pie Today, Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, Iowa
  2. Prairie Moon Fame Frozen, Landon & Leslie Sivesind, Waukon, Iowa

Fall Yearling Heifer (not in milk):

  1. Milk Jugs Spider Cutie Pie, Alexis Williams, Mabel, Minn.
  2. Adams Creek Maxim Nilla, Alyssa & Kate Nuttleman, Bangor, Wis.

Junior Champion Female:

Adams Creek AP Bianca-ETV, Alyssa Nuttleman, Bangor, Wis.

Reserve Junior Champion Female:

Milk Jugs Spider Cutie Pie, Alexis Williams, Mabel, Minn.

Junior Best Three Females:

  1. Valley Gem Farms, Cumberland, Wis.
  2. Alyssa & Kate Nuttleman, Bangor, Wis.

Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor of Heifer Show:

Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, Iowa

Yearling Heifer in Milk (must have freshened):

  1. Four Winds GG Activate Heaven, Four Winds, Rosedale & Guernsey Grove, Oxford, Wis.
  2. Up The Creek Casanova Sofia, David L. Anderson, Lester Prairie, Minn.

Fight-Bac Guernsey Gold Futurity:

  1. Knapps Top Notch Harlow, Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, Iowa
  2. Warwick Manor Alymo Pie, Karli Stoltzfus, East Earl, Pa.

Junior Two-Year-Old Cow (must have freshened):

  1. Up The Creek Jester Kazaam, Valley Gem and Scott Weisensel, Cumberland, Wis.
  2. Springhill Laredo Jubilee-ET, Springhill, Big Prairie, Ohio

Senior Two-Year-Old Cow (must have freshened):

  1. Up The Creek Aarons Satin, Karen Anderson, Lester Prairie, Minn.
  2. Knapps Top Notch Harlow, Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, Iowa

Guernsey 2016 World Dairy Expo International Futurity:

  1. Knapps Best Buy Tamarinda, Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, Iowa
  2. Tru-Lan Aaron Dellia-ET, Casey & Traci Nelson, Ellendale, Minn.

Junior Three-Year-Old Cow:

  1. Knapps Best Buy Tamarinda, Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, Iowa
  2. Coulee Crest AP Lexi-ET, Jade Jensen, New Richmond, Wis.

Senior Three-Year-Old Cow:

  1. Springhill Mentor Jazzy-ET, Springhill, Big Prairie, Ohio
  2. Tru-Lan Aaron Dellia-ET, Casey & Traci Nelson, Ellendale, Minn.

Intermediate Champion Female:

Springhill Mentor Jazzy-ET, Springhill, Big Prairie , Ohio

Reserve Intermediate Champion Female:

Up The Creek Aarons Satin, Karen Anderson, Lester Prairie, Minn.

Four-Year-Old Cow:

  1. Hi Guern View Dancing Diva-ET, Brian & Kristi Dinderman, Orangeville, Ill.
  2. Misty Meadows Levi Sienna-ET, Beth Anne Clark, New Paris, Penn.

Five-Year-Old Cow:

  1. Lantz Farm Preppy Indy, Melinda Rushing, Perkins, Okla.
  2. Lavon Farms Regency Adore, John & Bonnie Ayars and Todd Moore, Mechanicsburg, Ohio

Six-Year-Old & Older Cow:

  1. Flambeau Manor Ro Lauren-ET, Gary Van Doorn, Tony, Wis.
  2. Knapps Regis Tambourine-ET, Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, Iowa

Total Performance Winner

Knapps Regis Tambourine-ET, Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA

Best Uddered Cow:

Flambeau Manor Ro Lauren-ET, Gary Van Doorn, Tony, Wis.

Nasco International Type & Production Award:
Knapps Regis Tambourine-ET, Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, Iowa

Best Three Females:

  1. Austin & Landen Knapp
  2. Springhill

Exhibitor’s Herd:

  1. Austin & Landen Knapp
  2. Springhill

Produce of Dam:

  1. Austin & Landen Knapp
  2. Springhill

Dam & Daughter:

  1. Lavon Farms, Emory, Tex.
  2. Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, Iowa

Senior Champion Female:

Flambeau Manor Ro Lauren-ET, Gary Van Doorn, Tony, Wis.

Reserve Senior Champion Female:

Knapps Regis Tambourine-ET, Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, Iowa

Grand Champion Female:

Flambeau Manor Ro Lauren-ET, Gary Van Doorn, Tony, Wis.

Reserve Grand Champion Female:

Knapps Regis Tambourine-ET, Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, Iowa

State Herd:

1. Wisconsin Guernsey Breeders

2. Minnesota Guernsey Breeders

Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor:

Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, Iowa

Premier Sire:

Indian Acres American Pie

Recognized as the meeting place for the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo attracts more than 70,000 attendees from over 90 countries to Madison, Wis. each year. The annual event will take place October 4–8, 2016, with the theme of “Celebrate 50!” to commemorate its golden anniversary. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@WDExpo or #Celebrate50) for more information. 

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