The Central National Brown Swiss show concluded Thursday, October 2nd with the very popular championship parade. Wayne Sliker of St. Paris, Ohio, served as the official judge and was assisted by associate judge, Jeremy McDonald of Middletown, Virginia. They placed a total 298 head.
As always, the New Glarus Yodelers Club lead the parade in their traditional Swiss garb.
Fall Yearling in Milk
1. Cliff-Brook Zeus Huggy, Rottinghaus & Woods, Madison, WI
Junior Two-Year-Old Cow
1. Brothers Three Wisp, Katie Gibson/Brothers Three, Eminence, KY
Senior Two-Year Old Cow
1. Forest Lawn Whistler Molly, Rottinghaus & J Woods, Madison, WI
Junior Three-Year-Old Cow
1. Jo-Dee Prestige Kaluwa, Jodi Coppini, Jo-Dee Swiss, Tillamook, OR
Senior Three-Year-Old Cow
1. Ja Ka Hillary Hillbilly, Rob/Pat Donaldson, Abbotsford, BC, Canada
1. Dublin-Hills Treats, Peter Vail, Ken Main, Valatie, NY
1. Sunnyisle Colby Twilite-ET, John D. & Bonnie Ayars & Sons/Dr. Kenny Manion, Mechanicsburg, OH
Aged Cow, Six Years and Over
1. North Lanes Jetway Corina, Craig Dudte,Martin Yoder,Kurt Mairs, Wooster, OH
Component Merit Class
1. Old Mill E Snickerdoodle OCS, Allen Bassler Jr., Upperville, VA
The Junior Champion who was chosen the day before came back out as well, she is Moore-Stream KR Shelia, Rodney & Brianne Willson, Lee Center, NY.
Judge Sliker looks over his complete line-up.
The three cows pulled for Intermediate Champion:
It would go to the 1st & 2nd place Sr. 3-Year-Olds (right and middle): Ja Ka Hillary Hillbilly, Rob/Pat Donaldson, Abbotsford, BC, Canada and Reserve to Brothers Three Worthy Ocs-ET, Topp-View & Brothers Three, Botkins, OH. Also pulled for contention on the left is the 1st Jr. 3-Year-Old.
The four cows pulled out for Senior Champion, from left to right:
1st 4-Year-Old – Dublin-Hills Treats, Peter Vail, Ken Main, Valatie, NY
2nd 5-Year-Old - Forest Lawn Anthem Busy, Peter Vail, Ken Main, Valatie, NY
1st 5-Year-Old – Sunnyisle Colby Twilite-ET, John D. & Bonnie Ayars & Sons/Dr. Kenny Manion, Mechanicsburg, OH
1st Component Merit – Old Mill E Snickerdoodle OCS, Allen Bassler Jr., Upperville, VA
In the end, “Snick” did it again and was named Senior Champion! Reserve Senior Champion went to Twilite – one of the few cows to ever beat Snickerdoodle for a championship at World Dairy Expo. (Back in 2006, Twilte was Intermediate & Grand Champion while Snickerdoodle was Senior & Reserve Grand Champion)
In the selection for Grand Champion judge Sliker went with his Senior Champion (right) for Grand Champion, his Intermediate Champion (left) for Reserve Grand Champion and the Reserve Senior Champion (middle) for Honorable Mention.
Associate judge Jeremy McDonald congratulates Snickerdoodle’s longtime leadsperson Deanna Bendig.