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Monday, October 3, 2022

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Senior Champions Claim Top Titles In 2022 International Junior Milking Shorthorn Show

MADISON, WIS. – Heavenly Zora-ET had a tremendous day as she swept the International Junior Milking Shorthorn Show by taking home the Senior and Grand Champion titles, the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Lillian and Keith King and Jim King Grand Champion of the Junior Show at World Dairy Expo®. Zora, shown by Dillon Freeman of Bremen, Indiana, was also the first junior and second place in the Four-Year-Old Cow Class.

The Reserve Grand Champion was DND-Pirelli Onsight-EXP, shown by Jaxon Burris of Mabel, Minnesota. Onsight stood next to Zora as the second place junior in the Four-Year-Old Cow Class on her way to the Reserve Senior Champion title.

The Intermediate Champion was the Junior Two-Year-Old, Jomill Mr Right Aloha, shown by Aubree, Aiden and Alaina Topp of Botkins, Ohio. The Reserve Intermediate Champion was the Junior Three-Year-Old, Brand-New Z Fall In Love-ET, shown by Colton and Ashley Brandel of Lake Mills, Wisconsin.

Woodsey-Dell Lran Chopper-EXP, exhibited by Alora Sprout of Springville, Pennsylvania was the winning Winter Calf and tapped Junior Champion of the International Junior Milking Shorthorn Show. The winning spring yearling, Halpins Rockstar Dixie, was named Reserve Junior Champion. Dixie is owned by Colt or Owen Halpin of Halpin Farms, Buckingham, Illinois.

Official judge Joe Sparrow of Owenton, Kentucky and associate judge Matt Fry of Chestertown, Maryland placed 91 junior entries.

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 global dairy industry will return to Madison, Wis. For the 55th event, October 2-7, 2022, 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. Admission tickets to WDE can be purchased at Download the World Dairy Expo mobile event app, visit or follow WDE on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Spotify, Instagram or YouTube for more information.