News Release

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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Maple Fudge is Three-Peat Champion of the International Junior Milking Shorthorn Show

MADISON, WIS. – Maple Fudge of 12 Oaks was named Grand Champion and Senior Champion of the International Junior Milking Shorthorn Show on Wednesday, October 3 at World Dairy Expo®. Owned by Colton and Ashley Brandel of Lake Mills Wis., she earned $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Award and the Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand Champion Junior Show Award for the third year in a row. Maple Fudge was the winning Junior Entry from the Four-Year-Old Cow class. Reserve Grand Champion and Intermediate Champion of the International Junior Milking Shorthorn Show went to Lazy M PS LadyLump Exp-ET, owned by Scotty Young and Brett Groebner of Monroe, Wis. She received the Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show Award.

The Reserve Intermediate Champion Female of the International Junior Milking Shorthorn Show was the winning Junior entry from the Junior Three-Year-Old Cow class, Heavenly Creampuff was shown by Johnathon A Clark of Cornish, N.H. The Reserve Senior Champion of the International Junior Milking Shorthorn Show went to Halpins Baby Ruth exhibited by Taylor Graves of Danville, Ky.

KnH Endres Zeus Legendary and Designer Genes Butterqueen were selected as Junior Champion and Reserve Junior Champion of the International Junior Milking Shorthorn Show, respectively. Mikayla Endres, from Lone Rock, Wis., led KnH Endres Zeus Legendary to victory in the Fall Yearling Heifer class, and Kara Yannesse of Edinburg, PA. exhibited Butterqueen, the first place Winter Yearling Heifer.

Official judge Brian Behnke, Albany, Wis., and associate judge Carla Stetzer, Alma Center, Wis., placed 66 animals in the International Junior Milking Shorthorn Show.

Complete class results can be found at worlddairyexpo.com.

Serving as the meeting place of the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo brings together the latest in dairy innovation and the best cattle in North America. Crowds of nearly 70,000 people, from 100 countries, will return to Madison, Wisconsin for the 52nd annual event, October 2-6, 2018, when the world’s largest dairy-focused trade show, dairy and forage seminars, a world-class dairy cattle show and more will be on display. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagramSnapchat or YouTube for more information. 

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