News Release

Monday, October 2, 2023

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Sweet Victory for Sweet Pea in the International Junior Holstein Show

MADISON, WIS. – The winning Five-Year-Old Cow, Lin-Max Beemer Sweet Pea, took home Senior and Grand Champion titles at the 2023 International Junior Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo® on Sunday. For this honor, Sweet Pea and owner Sophie Leach of Linwood, Kan., received the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand Champion of the Junior Show Award. The Intermediate Champion and Reserve Grand Champion was the winning Junior Three-Year-Old, Dappleview Tatoo Ella owned by Tristen Ostrom of Kaukauna, Wis.

Official judge, Callum McKinven of Canton de Hatley, Quebec, Canada, and associate judge, Matt Mitchell of Speedwell, Tenn., evaluated the 274 entries in the International Junior Holstein Show.

The Reserve Intermediate Champion, Ms Gw Atwood Desire, was the winning Senior Three-Year-Old. Desire is owned by Isabella Pires of Modesto, Calif. Ms Tiple-T Grateful-ET, owned by Colton Thomas of North Lewisburg, Ohio, was the winning Four-Year-Old and Reserve Senior Champion.

Junior Champion of the 2023 International Junior Holstein Show was awarded to the first-place Winter Calf, Farnear Adios 3415-ET, owned by Ana, Carson and Colin Rauen of Dyersville, Iowa. With this honor, she takes home the $250 Junior Champion of the Junior Show Cash Award, presented by Misty Meadow Dairy, the Hogan Family, of Tillamook, Ore. Ladys Lambda Loveless-ET rose to the top of the Summer Yearling Heifer Class before being named Reserve Junior Champion at WDE. Loveless is owned by Chandler & Calvin Bening of Lomira, Wis.

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 returns to Madison, Wis. for the 56th event, October 1-6, 2023, 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.