News Release

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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Dreams Come True for Wishful Thinking During International Junior Ayrshire Show 

MADISON, WIS. – Toppglen Wishful Thinking-ET of New Bremen, Ohio, was the Senior and Grand Champion Female of the International Junior Ayrshire Show, taking home the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Award on Tuesday, October 2. Shown by Tanner, Brennan, Marissa and Logan Topp, Wishful Thinking was the winning Junior entry from the Five-Year-Old Cow class. Second in the class was River-Valley Gavins Brooke, who followed to become Reserve Senior Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of the show. Brooke was exhibited by Megan, Johnathon, Bradley and Sarah Hill of Bristol, Vt. The cows received a Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand Champion and Reserve Champion of the Junior Show Award, respectively.

The Intermediate Champion Female of the International Junior Ayrshire Show was the winning Junior Three-Year-Old Cow class, Misty River Burdette Jaciee, was shown by Monica J Howe of New Braintree, Mass. The winning Senior Two-Year-Old Cow, Haynes-Farm Brachiosaurus, of Fort Edward, N.Y., was exhibited by Molly Doty.

Four-Hills Burd Sassy 64671 and Lazy M Distinct Lanie were selected as Junior Champion and Reserve Junior Champion of the International Junior Ayrshire Show, respectively. Johnathan Hill, from Bristol, Vt., led Four-Hills Burd Sassy 64671 to victory in the Spring Yearling Heifer class, and Mikayla Endres of Lodi, Wis. exhibited Lanie, the first place Fall Yearling Heifer

Official judge Callum McKinven, Canton de Hatley, Quebec, and associate judge Dean Malcolm, Victoria, Australia, placed 114 animals in the International Junior Ayrshire Show.

Complete class results can be found at

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Note to Editors: High-resolution photos of the winners are available here.