News Release

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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California Farm Claims Top Two International Jersey Show Titles

MADISON, WIS. – Vierra Dairy Farms of Hilmar, Calif. exhibited both the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the International Jersey Show Wednesday, October 2. The winning Five-Year-Old Cow, Bri-Lin Valson Spritz, finished on top and earned the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Allen Hetts Grand Champion Trophy. Showdown Justine, the first-place Four-Year-Old Cow, followed Spritz as Reserve Grand Champion and Reserve Senior Champion.

Intermediate Champion and Reserve Intermediate Champion were LLR Tequila Excitement and Despresverts Joel Glamour-ET, respectively. Excitement, the winning Senior Two-Year-Old Cow, was exhibited by Glamourview-Iager/Walton and Eaton Holsteins of Marietta, N.Y. Glamour was shown by Joshua Arp from Norwalk, Ohio.

Schulte Bros Teq Glory-ET was named Junior Champion and topped the Summer Yearling Heifer Class. Glory was exhibited by Budjon Farms and Peter Vail of Lomira, Wis. Reserve Junior Champion was Campbell TB Gunman Elsa, the winning Fall Heifer Calf shown by Lookout and Verna & Randy Peterson from Canton de Hatley, Québec, Canada.

Arethusa Farm, of Litchfield, Conn., was named Premier Breeder, while Premier Exhibitor honors went to Vierra Dairy Farms, Hilmar, Calif. Premier Sire was Tower Vue Prime Tequila-ET. In the heifer show, Meadow Ridge Jerseys of Cumberland, Wis. was named both Premier Breeder and Exhibitor. J-Kay Tequila Fizz was the Premier Sire of the Heifer Show.

Placing a total of 391 animals in the International Jersey Show were official judge Jack Lomeo Jr. of Sylvan Beach, N.Y. and associate judge Brent Walker of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Complete class results can be found at

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