News Release

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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Ruth Wins Back-To-Back Titles at the International Ayrshire Show

MADISON, WIS. – Palmyra Berkley P Ruth -ET took home three titles at the 2018 International Ayrshire Show. The winning Four-Year-Old Cow was named Senior Champion Female and Total Performance Winner before going on to be named Grand Champion of the Ayrshire Show for the second year. Ruth, exhibited by Palmrya Farm-Evan Creek of Hagerstown, Md., took home the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Allen Hetts Grand Champion Trophy for the second year. First in the Five-Year-Old Cow class and Reserve Grand Champion of the International Ayrshire Show was Marilie Gentelman Karmina, exhibited by Peter Vail and Mike and Linda Hellenbrand of Lomira, Wis.

Evaluating the 273 entries were official judge Callum McKinven, Canton de Hatley, Quebec, Canada, and associate judge Dean Malcolm, Victoria, Austrailia.

The Intermediate Champion, Old-N-Lazy Dream Of A Diva, came from the Junior Three-Year-Old cow. Diva is owned by Rosedale Genetics and Mike Maier of Oxford, Wis. The Reserve Intermediate Champion was Palmyra Shockwave BP Rosy, owned by Kurt Wolf and John Cannon of Epworth, Iowa. Rosy was the winning Senior Three-Year-Old Cow.

KnH-Endres Burdette Mayhem was the winning Summer Yearling and Junior Champion of the International Ayrshire Show. Mayhem is owned by Leslie and Linda Bruchey of Westminster, Md. Glamourview-Iager and Walton are the owners of the winning Fall Heifer calf and Reserve Junior Champion, Jomill Burdette Kalliope.

The Premier Breeder of the Heifer Show was Lazy M Farm, Stitzer, Wis. Winning the Premier Sire of the Heifer Show and the overall Premier Sire was Palmyra Tri-Star Burdette-ET. Palmyra Farm of Hagerstown, Md., took home the honors of Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor.

Complete class results can be found at

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