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Stranskys' cow Reserve Supreme of Junior Show at World Dairy Expo

By Jean Caspers-Simmet
simmet@agrinews.com

Date Modified: 10/25/2013 12:56 PM

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MADISON, Wis. — An Owatonna, Minn., family's cow was named Reserve Supreme Champion of the Junior Show at World Dairy Expo Saturday in Madison, Wis. Cleland Advent Korie-Red-ET, exhibited by Joseph, Zach, Jerome and Darian Stransky of Owatonna, Minn., and Ryan Lauber of Union Grove, Wis., was also Grand Champion Red and White Holstein and winning Aged Cow of the Junior Show. She also was first place Aged Cow in the Open Show.

"The best part was seeing the kids' faces and how excited they were," said Reid Stransky, father of Joseph, Zach, Jerome and Darian. "That is what's most enjoyable."

Reid and his wife, Daria, and their sons farm with Reid's parents Joe and Ev.

Lauber led the cow during the junior show, and Joseph, 13, led the cow during the supreme ceremony.

"It was a big accomplishment," Reid said.

Korie swept the Minnesota State Fair, taking first Aged Cow, Best Udder and Grand Champion in both the open and junior shows. In 2012, Korie was the fourth Five-Year-Old at the International Red and White Show and the Nominated All-American Red and White Five-Year-Old. The cow was bred by Jim and Vicky Cleland of Clinton, Wis. She is sired by KHW Kite Advent-RED-ET and is the daughter of Cleland VRR Kyran-Red-ET.

Willdina Jade Bee was crowned Supreme Champion of the Junior Show. Bee was exhibited by siblings Nic, Jeni, Ben and Andy Sauder of River Valley Dairy, of Tremont, Ill. Bee kicked off Expo as winner of her Five-Year-Old class, and went on to win both Grand and Senior Champion of the Jersey Junior Show. Bee was bred by Willdina Farms in Bowmanville, Ontario, sired by Giprat Belles Jade and the daughter of Hermitage Duaiseoir Bette.

Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn, owned by Ty-D Holsteins, Drolet and Fils, Ferme Jacobs, A. and R. Boulet, Inc., of Cap-Sante, Quebec, was World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion. Earlier in the day, Maya was named the winning Six-Year-Old and Older Cow, Senior Champion and Champion Bred and Owned of the 2013 International Holstein Show, adding on to her title of Grand Champion. This Excellent 95-point cow is out of Bonaccueil Maya Thunder and sired by Braedale Goldwyn.

KHW Regiment Apple-3-ETN, owned by Westcoast Holsteins, of Chilliwack, British Columbia, was Reserve Supreme Champion. Apple 3 dominated, earning the title Grand Champion of the 2013 International Red and White Show. She was named winning Four-Year-Old Cow and Senior Champion. This Very Good 89-point cow third clone of KHW Regiment Apple-ET, out of Kamps Hollow Altitude-ET, and was sired by Carrousel Regiment-Red.

Minnesota and Iowa exhibitors came away from World Dairy Expo with some top awards last week.

Red and White: Cleland Advent Korie-Red-ET, owned by Joseph, Zach, Jerome and Darian Stransky and Ryan Lauber, of Owatonna, Minn., was awarded Grand Champion Female of the 2013 International Red and White Junior Show. She was the winning Aged Cow and the Senior Champion as well as Best Udder. She was first place Aged Cow in the Open Show.

Michael Lyons, Castalia, Iowa, showed first place Junior Two-Year-Old in the Red and White Junior Show.

In the Open Red and White Show, R. and S. Stransky and E. and M. Bue and J. Dingbaum, Owatonna, Minn., showed the second place Senior Two-Year-Old Cow. Ryan Griffin, of Thief River Falls, Minn., showed the International Futurity winner. Reid Stransky and Jeni Dingbaum, Owatonna, Minn., exhibited second place Aged cow. The Doug and Lynette Lyons family, of Castalia, Iowa, showed second place Senior Best Three Females. Reid Stransky showed second place Produce of Dam and Dam and Daughter.

Milking Shorthorn: Lands-Brook Christina-EXP-ET, exhibited by Jordan Landsgard of Lands-Brook Farms, of St. Olaf, Iowa, is no stranger to the colored shavings. Christina has been previously named Reserve Grand Champion four times at the International Milking Shorthorn Show, and Grand Champion three times at the International Milking Shorthorn Junior Show. Finally becoming Grand Champion, Christina also won Best Udder. In the Junior Milking Shorthorn Show, Innisfail St Lady 859-EXP, exhibited by Bradley Byers, of Milo, Iowa, was named Grand and Senior Champion and Best Udder.

In the Open Milking Shorthorn Show, Christopher Pederson, Braham, Minn., showed the first place

Summer Yearling Heifer. Cory Salzl, Eden Valley, Minn., showed first place National Futurity No. 56 and first place Junior Two-Year-Old. Lincoln Gibbs, Epworth, Iowa, showed second place Junior Two-Year-Old. Monica Landsgard of St. Olaf, Iowa, showed the International Futurity winner, Junior Three-Year-Old and Intermediate Champion. The Jeff and Kathy Byers family of Milo, Iowa, showed second place Aged Cow. Larry Landsgard, St. Olaf, Iowa, showed second place Best Three Females.

In the Junior Show, Brian Arthur, Maynard, Iowa, showed first place Spring Heifer Calf. The first place Winter Heifer Calf
was shown by Eric Seifert, Browerville, Minn. Christopher Pederson, of Braham, Minn., showed second place Fall Heifer Calf, first place Summer Yearling Heifer and second place Fall Yearling Heifer.

Holstein: In the Junior Holstein Show, Whitaker-KK Goldie Rose exhibited by Rachel Friese and Genavieve Knaup, of Wanamingo, Minn., earned the Udder Comfort $500 Cash Award in addition to the Intermediate and Grand Champion honors. Emma and Anna Culbertson, Elgin, Minn., showed second place Winter Heifer Calf. Joseph, Zach, Jerome and Darian Stransky, Owatonna, Minn., showed second place Summer Yearling Heifer. Cally Strobel, Henderson, Minn., exhibited first place Yearling in Milk.

Rachel, Benjamin and Naomi Scott, of Westgate, Iowa, showed second place Junior Three-Year-Old Cow. Rachel Friese exhibited second place 125,000 lbs. Cow.

Guernsey: Austin and Landon Knapp, of Epworth, Iowa, won Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor honors in the International Open Guernsey Show. They showed the second place International Futurity winner, the second Yearling Heifer in Milk, second place Junior Two-Year-Old, second place Five-Year-old Cow, first place Exhibitor's Herd, first and second Produce of Dam and first Daughter and Dam.

Kristen and Jesse Heitke, Mora, Minn, showed first place Spring Yearling Heifer. Megan Bushman's Fall Yearling Heifer was Junior Champion of the open and junior shows. Karen Anderson, of Lester Prairie, Minn., showed first place Yearling Heifer in Milk and her family also showed second place Best Three Females. Lars, Landon and Leslie Sivesind, of Waukon, Iowa, showed the first place Junior Two-Year-Old in both the open and junior shows. The cow was also junior show Reserve Intermediate Champion. South Lane Farm, Epworth, Iowa, was second place Exhibitor Herd. Paul Fritsche of New Ulm, Minn., showed second place Daughter and Dam.

In the Junior Guernsey Show, Knapps Regis Tambourine-ET swept up Reserve Grand and Reserve Senior Champion Female honors. Owners Austin and Landon Knapp also showed first place Spring Yearling Heifer, second place Winter Yearling Heifer, first and second Yearling Heifer in Milk, second place Junior Two-year-old, second Senior Two-Year-Old Cow, and first place Junior Three-Year-Old and Senior Three-Year-Old Cow, which was Intermediate Champion.
They also showed first place Four-Year-Old, Five Year Old and second place Aged Cow.

Brown Swiss: In the International Brown Swiss Show Blake Schulte, of Watkins, Iowa, showed second place Winter Yearling Heifer. Rick Kruse, of Earlville, Iowa, showed second place Senior Two-Year Old Cow. In the Brown Swiss Junior Show, Rachel Hefel, of Epworth, Iowa, showed second place Spring Heifer Calf and Winter Heifer Calf.

Jersey: In the Junior Jersey Show Megan Bushman, Calmar, Iowa, showed first place Winter Yearling Heifer and second place Aged Cow. Brad and Brian Arthur of Maynard, Iowa, showed second place Junior Two-Year-old Cow.

Ayrshire: In the Open Ayrshire Open Show, the Premier Exhibitor banner went to Old Bankston, of Epworth, Iowa, for the second year in a row. Jonna Schutte, of Monona, Iowa, showed second place Winter Heifer Calf. P & A Ayrshires, of Dyersville, Iowa, showed second place Spring Yearling Heifer, first place Yearling in Milk, second place International Futurity and Exhibitor's Herd. Ski Pal Ayrshires, Epworth, Iowa, showed the second place Yearling in Milk. The Megan Syndicate, of Epworth, Iowa, showed the second place Aged Cow. Old Bankston Ayrshires-Kurt Wolf, Epworth, Iowa, showed first place 100,000 lbs. Production Cow and Yarrabee Cows and Ski-Pal Ayrshire, Brooklyn, Iowa, showed second place.

In the Junior Ayrshire Show, P & A Ayrshires, of Dyersville, Iowa, showed second place Winter Heifer Calf, second place Spring Yearling Heifer, Reserve Junior Champion, first place Yearling in Milk and first place Junior Three-Year-Old. Ashley and Megan Bushman, of Calmar, Iowa, showed second place Senior Two-Year-Old Cow. Matthew Hanson, Goodridge, Minn., showed second place Senior Three-Year-Old Cow and first place Four-Year-Old Cow.

History made

History was made this year at the International Red and White Show as all champions hailed from the same cow, KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET. KHW Regiment Apple-3-Red-ETN, owned by Westcoast Holsteins of Chilliwack, British Columbia, was crowned Red & White Show Grand Champion. Apple-3-Red ETN was the third clone of Reserve Grand and Reserve Senior Grand Champion, KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET, and the winning cow of the Four-Year-Old class. Apple-Red-ET, owned and exhibited by Apple Partners of Edgerton, Wis., was not only the original Apple-Red, but was also the dam of the Honorable Mention cow. Standing out above the others, she took home the blue ribbon in 125,000 lbs. Cow Class.