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Thursday, October 6, 2022

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Purple Reigns on Ruthless in International Ayrshire Show

MADISON, WIS. – Palmyra Predator B Ruthless-ET was the last cow standing as she was crowned Grand Champion Female and Senior Champion Female of the International Ayrshire Show at World Dairy Expo®. Ruthless received the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Award and the Allen Hetts Grand Champion Trophy. Owned by Kurt Wolf and John Cannon of Epworth, Iowa. Ruthless also won the Four-Year-Old Cow Class. Alongside Ruthless was the Reserve Grand Champion, Heineman Reagan Roz, owned by Angela Fuller of Attica, New York. Roz 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 Old-Bankston JC Banner, shown by Glamourview-Iager & Walton of Walkersville, Maryland. Banner topped the Five-Year-Old Cow Class. Receiving Reserve Intermediate Champion Female honors is Margot Precious. The first-place Junior Three-Year-Old is exhibited by Kurt Wolf and Mike Maier of Epworth, Iowa.

Closing out the champions of the International Ayrshire Show, Junior Champion Female honors went to the winning Fall Heifer Calf, Lazy M Kingsire Xyllvi, exhibited by Glamourview-Iager & Walton of Walkersville, Maryland. Stylin R Morticia, shown by Leslie & Linda Bruchey of Westminster, Maryland, was named Reserve Junior Champion Female after topping the Summer Yearling Heifer Class.

This year’s Premier Breeder of the International Ayrshire Show went to Palmyra Farm of Hagerstown, Maryland, which also bred the Premier Sire, Palmyra Berkely Reagan-ET. Peter Vail of Englewood, Florida secured Premier Exhibitor and Premier Exhibitor of the Heifer Show. Fennimore, Wisconsin residents, Mark and Becky Brown, achieved Premier Breeder of the Heifer Show. The Junior Champion’s sire, Bear-Ayr Distinct Kingsire, was named Premier Sire of the Heifer Show.

Official judge Chad Ryan of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and associate Mandi Bue of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, placed a total of 289 animals in the International Ayrshire Show.

Complete class results can be found at

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