News Release

Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Barbara Named Best at International Holstein Show 

MADISON, WIS. – Butz-Butler Gold Barbara, exhibited by Kueffner, Iager, Hetts, Beilke & Armbrust of Boonsboro, Md., was named the Grand Champion of the 2019 International Holstein Show on Saturday, October 5. First winning the 150,000 Lb. Production Cow Class, Barbara then won the titles of Senior Champion and Grand Champion. Claiming Reserve Grand Champion honors was winning Five-Year-Old Cow and Reserve Senior Champion, Oakfield GC Darby-ET, owned by Trent Valley, J. Mell, T&L Cattle, F&D Borba and F&C Borba of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

Along this pair of champion cows are Intermediate Champion and Reserve Intermediate Champion, Floydholm Mc Emoji-ET and Jacobs Doorman Victoire, respectively. Emoji was the winning Junior Three-Year-Old Cow and is owned by La Femme Fatale & Shawn & Seth Nehls of Kaukauna, Wis. Owned by Milk Source, Ransom-Rail & L. Fisher of Kaukauna, Wis., is Jacobs Doorman Victoire, the winning Senior-Three-Year-Old and Reserve Intermediate Champion.

Windcroft Drman Irreplaceable, the winning Summer Yearling Heifer and Junior Champion of the International Holstein Show, is owned by Westcoast Holsteins of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. Blexys Crush Budweiser-ET, the top Winter Heifer Calf owned by Budjon, Vail, Abbot, Van Exel and Woddmansee of Lomira, Wis., was the Reserve Junior Champion.

Premier Breeder was Ferme Jacobs Inc, Cap-Sante, Québec, Canada, while Premier exhibitor was Mike and Julie Duckett of Rudolph, Wis. Braedale Goldwyn won another Premier Sire banner, and Val-Bisson Doorman-ET took home Premier Sire of the Heifer Show. Reyncrest Farm of Corfu, N.Y., won both Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor of the Heifer Show.

Evaluating the 428 entries were official judge Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac, Wis., and associate judge Lynn Harbaugh, Marion, Wis.

Complete class results can be found at

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