News Release

Saturday, October 6, 2018

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Loana Sweeps International Holstein Show 

MADISON, WIS. –  Six-Year-Old and Older Cow, Jacobs Lauthority Loana, made a clean sweep of the International Holstein Shown on Saturday, October 6, winning Senior Champion, Champion Bred & Owned and Grand Champion. Owned by Ferme Jacobs and Pat Conroy, Cap-Sante, Qué., Canada, Loana was presented with the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Allen Hetts Grand Champion Trophy. Second in the Six-Year-Old Cow Class, Reserve Senior Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of the International Holstein Show was Weeks Dundee Anika, exhibited by MilkSource Genetics, LLC of Kaukauna, Wis.

Other champion cows in the International Holstein Show are Intermediate Champion Female, Erbacres Snapple Shakira-ET, exhibited by Ferme Jacobs, Ty-D Holsteins, Kilian Theraulaz, Ferme Antelimarck and C&F Jacobs of Cap-Sante, Qué., Canada., and Reserve Intermediate Champion, Unique Dempsey Cheers, exhibited by Budjon, Abbott, Vail, Woodmansee & Ferme Blondin of Lomira, Wis. As Intermediate Champion, Shakira was awarded a free ovum pick-up, compliments of Vytelle LLC.

Milksource Taelyn-ET, the top Summer Yearling Heifer and Junior Champion of the International Holstein Show, is owned by MilkSource Genetics, LLC of Kaukauna, Wis. Garay Doorman Blind Date, exhibited by Jm Valley, Fortale and JP Proulx of Amqui, Qué., Canada, was the winning Fall Heifer Calf and Reserve Junior Champion.

Winning Premier Breeder of the International Holstein Show was Ferme Jacobs of Cap-Sante, Qué., Canada. Duckett Holsteins of Rudolph, Wis, was honored as Premier Exhibitor. Braedale Goldwyn became a ten-time Premier Sire of the International Holstein Show while Premier Sire of the Heifer Show was Val-Bisson Doorman-ET. Oakfield Corners Dairy of Oakfield, N.Y. took home the title of Premier Breeder of the Heifer Show. Premier Exhibitor of the Heifer Show was Glamourview – Iager and Walton of Walkersville, Md. Premier Sire of the Heifer Show was Val-Bisson Doorman-ET.

Evaluating the 394 entries were official judge Carl Phoenix, Sunderland, Ont., Canada, and associate judge Joel Phoenix, Cannington, Ont., Canada.

Complete class results can be found at

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