News Release

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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Midwest Cows Top International Junior Jersey Show 

MADISON, WIS. – The winning Five-Year-Old Cow of the International Junior Jersey Show, SV Impression Holly-ET, was named Senior Champion and then Grand Champion of the show. Holly, exhibited by River Valley Farm - Ben, Andy, Blessing and Grace Sauder of Tremont, Ill., received the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Cash Champion Award. Reserve Grand Champion honors went to the Reserve Senior Champion, Meadow Ridge Jackknife Summer, the first place Six-Year-Old & Older Cow, owned by Michael Riebe and Alleah and Emma Anderson of Cumberland, Wis. These cows received a Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show award, respectively.

Intermediate Champion of the International Jersey Show was Julie-Ann Tequila Asia, the winning Yearling Heifer in Milk, and was shown by Analise Stover of Carlisle, Pa. Fire-Lake Premier Meg, shown by Joshua, Hannah, Nicole and Rebecca Sanders of Hilmar, Cali., was selected as Reserve Intermediate Champion.

Meadowridge Fizz Sparkle and Wildweed Primero Lightning were named the Junior Champion and Reserve Junior Champion of the International Junior Jersey Show, respectively. Sparkle, the winning Winter Yearling Heifer, is owned by Cole Kruse and Gene Henderson of Dyersville, Iowa. Michael and Megan Moede and Katie Ledvica of Algoma, Wis., are the owners of Lightning, the winning Fall Yearling Heifer.

Official judge Pat Conroy, Angola, Ind., and associate judge Justin Burdette, Mercersburg, Pa., placed 109 animals at the show on Wednesday, October 3.

Complete class results can be found at

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