News Release

Friday, October 5, 2018

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Toni Rises to the Top at the International Guernsey Show  

MADISON, WIS. – Willow Brook Labron Toni took home two Champion titles at the International Guernsey Show. Owned by Jake Booher, West Middlesex, Pa., Toni’s first trip across the colored shavings on October 5 was when she rose to the top of the Five-Year-Old Cow Class on her way to being named Senior and Grand Champion Female. Toni was presented with the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Allen Hetts Grand Champion Trophy. First in the Six-Year-Old Cow Class, Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion of the International Guernsey Show was Hi Guern View Dancing Diva-ET, exhibited by Brian and Kristi Dinderman, Orangeville, Ill..

Rounding out the list of champion cows in the International Guernsey Show are Intermediate Champion Female, Hi Guern View Diva Designer, exhibited by Riley Zettle of Rock City, Ill., and Reserve Intermediate Champion, Warwick Manor Ty Carter, exhibited by Kaila, Karli and Kolby Stoltzfus, East Earl, Pa. As Intermediate Champion, Designer wins a free ovum pick-up, compliments of Vytelle LLC

Springhill Jokes Finale-ETV was the winning Fall Heifer Calf and Junior Champion of the International Guernsey Show and is owned by Springhill of Big Prairie, Ohio. Knapps Pie Time To Dance-ETV, exhibited by Austin and Landen Knapp of Epworth, Iowa, was the winning Winter Heifer Calf and Reserve Junior Champion.

Austin and Landen Knapp, Knapps Guernseys of Epworth, Iowa, took home four titles in the International Guernsey Show: Premier Breeder of the Heifer Show, Premier Exhibitor of the Heifer Show, Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor. Millborne Tiller Fayes Fame was selected as the Premier Sire while Premier Sire of the Heifer Show was awarded Jens Gold Aaron Copper-ET.

Official judge Brian Schnebly of Hagerstown, Md., placed 227 animals with the assistance of associate judge Mike Hickman of Shelbyville, Tenn.

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 Facebook , Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or YouTube for more information. 

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