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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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Wisconsin Cow Karmina Wins International Ayrshire Show

MADISON, WIS. – Marilie Gentleman Karmina took home the Senior and Grand Champion titles, the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Allen Hetts Grand Champion Trophy during the International Ayrshire Show on September 28, 2021 at World Dairy Expo®. Karmina, shown by Budjon Farms and Peter & Lyn Vail of Lomira, Wisconsin, also won the Six-Year-Old Cow & Over Cow Class. The Reserve Grand Champion was Palmyra Predator B Ruthless-ET, shown by Kurt Wolf and John Cannon of Epworth, Iowa. Ruthless stood at the top of the Junior Three-Year-Old Cow Class on her way to the Intermediate Champion Female title.

The Reserve Senior Champion was awarded to Toppglen Wishful Thinking-ET, shown by Tanner, Brennan, Marissa and Logan Topp of West Salem, Ohio. Wishful Thinking won the Lifetime Component Merit Cow Class before winning Reserve Senior Champion. Reserve Intermediate Champion was the second-place Junior Three-Year-Old Cow, Miss Malibu Mimosa, shown by Duane Cole, Michelle Wolf and Mellissa Burns of Epworth, Iowa.

Mackinson Gentle Dreams, shown by Ava & Eli Faber of Pontiac, Illinois, was the Junior Champion. Hawver-Crest Don’t B Suspicious, shown by Glamourview-Iager & Walton of Walkersville, Maryland, was the Reserve Junior Champion. Dreams and Suspicious placed first in the Fall Heifer Calf Class and Spring Heifer Calf Class, respectively.

Premier Breeder was awarded to Old-N-Lazy, Epworth, Iowa. Peter Vail of Englewood, Florida won Premier Exhibitor. Palmyra Berkely Reagan-ET was named Premier Sire. The same individuals were also awarded these mirrored awards in the heifer show.

Official judge Michael Creek of Hagerstown, Maryland, and associate judge Jamie Howard from Burgessville, Ontario, Canada, placed a total of 266 animals in the International Ayrshire Show.

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. The dairy industry will return to Madison, Wis. for the 54th event, September 28 – October 2, 2021, 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. Download the World Dairy Expo mobile event app, visit or follow WDE on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Spotify, Instagram or YouTube for more information.