News Release

Saturday, October 8, 2016

CONTACT: Katie Schmitt, Media Relations Specialist,
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Snapple takes Home International Futurity Champion Banner

MADISON, WIS. – Miss Apple Snapple-Red-ET, owned by MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, Wis., received the honor of being named the 2016 World Dairy Expo International Futurity Champion on Saturday, October 8. She was awarded with the $1,000 Grand Champion Cash Award, sponsored by Trans Ova Genetics. Earlier in the week, Snapple took home first place in the Red & White 2016 World Dairy Expo International Futurity, and placed second in her class of Junior Three-Year-Old cows.

Reserve Champion Futurity honors went to the winning Jersey. Royalty Ridge Tequila Circus-ET, owned by River Valley Farm, Ben, Andy, Blessing and Grace Sauder, Tremont, Ill. She received a $500 cash award, sponsored by Trans Ova Genetics.

Full results are as follows:

Ayrshire Futurity Class Winner:

Hi Ayr View Prime Marroon 5-ET

Exhibited By: Brian & Kristi Dinderman, Orangeville, Ill.

Brown Swiss Futurity Class Winner:

Voelkers Durango Sasha

Exhibited By: Ken Main & Peter Vail, Copake, N.Y.

Guernsey Futurity Class Winner:

Knapps Best Buy Tamarinda

Exhibited By: Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, Iowa

Jersey Futurity Class Winner:

Royalty Ridge Tequila Circus-ET

Exhibited By: River Valley Farm, Ben, Andy, Blessing & Grace Sauder, Tremont, Ill.

Holstein Futurity Class Winner:

RJR Sid 3273-ET

Exhibited by: Connor K Erbsen, Lanark, Ill.

Milking Shorthorn Futurity Class Winner:

Corstar Deuce Mix P-EXP-TW

Exhibited By: Cory & Kristen Salzl, Litchfield, Minn.

Red & White Futurity Class Winner:

Miss Apple Snapple-Red-ET

Exhibited By: MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, Wis.

Each breed winner received a $500 cash award, sponsored by Trans Ova Genetics.

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 or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@WDExpo or #Celebrate50) for more information. 


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