News Release

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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Third Times a Charm for Fudge in the International Milking Shorthorn Show

MADISON, WIS. – Maple Fudge Of 12 Oaks, owned by Colton and Ashley Brandel of Lake Mills, Wis. was named Grand Champion Female in the International Milking Shorthorn Show at World Dairy Expo® on October 3. Fudge has been the reigning Grand Champion of the International Junior Milking Shorthorn Show since 2016 and finally topped the International Milking Shorthorn Show this year. Fudge also won Senior Champion Female and received the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award. Kuszmar Mega Lely-62, owned by John P. and Marjorie Kuszlyz of Batavia, New York, was awarded Reserve Grand Champion Female and Reserve Senior Champion Female titles.

Intermediate Champion of the International Milking Shorthorn Show and recipient of an ovum pick-up compliments of Vytelle LLC, is Corstar Presto Mango P-EXP, owned by Cory and Kristen Salzl of Litchfield, Minn. The Salzls also exhibited Corstar Presto Lulu-ET, the Reserve Intermediate Champion.

Taking home the Junior Champion title was Innisfail-Wo Julius Lucy owned by Jeffery McKissick and Mike Uber of New Castle, Pa. Winning Reserve Junior Champion was KnH Endres Zeus Legendary owned by Mikayla Endres from Lone Rock, Wis.

Official Judge Brian Behnke, Albany, Wis. and Carla Stetzer, Alma Center, Wis., associate judge, placed 218 entries. 

Complete class results can be found at

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 or follow us on Facebook , TwitterInstagramSnapchat, or YouTube for more information. 


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