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Ayrshire Digest


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The Official Publication of the Ayrshire Breeders’ Association

Becky Payne, Executive Director Arlene Crosser, Records Coordinator 1224 Alton Darby Creek Rd., Suite B Columbus, OH 43228 (614) 335-0020 l Fax: (614) 335-0023 Email: info@usayrshire.com www.usayrshire.com

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November/December 2017 Volume 103, Number 6

FEATURE Eastern States National Show............................................................. 6 Mid-Atlantic National Show................................................................ 8 International Ayrshire Show.............................................................. 10 This is My Story............................................................................... 24 World Ayrshire Event Sale................................................................. 23

PERFORMANCE Excellent Cows................................................................................ 14 DHIR Lactation Report...................................................................... 16

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Executive Director’s Report I’ve been looking at some statistics lately and talking with experts in the field of dairy records concerning information that is interesting for the Ayrshire breed, and yet also troubling at the same time. The number of units of Ayrshire semen sold domestically tells an entirely different story than our limited number of registrations performed each year suggests. According to the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB), nearly 40,000 units of Ayrshire semen were sold across the country. World Wide Sires reported to us several months ago that Ayrshire was their number three breed for semen export sales last year. This data reinforces what we already know – the Ayrshire breed obviously provides breeders with genetics that perform well in commercial settings. Our breed is also considered broadly across the industry to have the highest percentage of cows not on test and not classified. Keep in mind that I’m not talking about gross numbers; I’m talking about the percentage of animals recognized as Ayrshires. Why is this? I have my own theory, and I believe these statistics also back up what we all enjoy the most about our cow. The Ayrshire is efficient, can thrive in a wide variety of environments including those with very little management, and she’s vigorous requiring less veterinary and medical care. All of these traits that we love about our cow also have great appeal to producers who might be considered outside of the mainstream traditional Ayrshire breeder environment; therefore this reflection is made in our statistics within the dairy industry. Some of this information we must acknowledge and take in stride while identifying the areas where we can make a positive impact. The first area to me is classification. I’m sure many of you have read the ABA classification rules and noticed that one requirement to participate in classification is that you must score all first and second lactation cows. Linear type information on younger cows (first and second lactation) has greater impact on type evaluations than older cows. We know that classification is very subjective, and the evaluators who are trained in this program do their best to be consistent. Utilizing data from more herds and more total cows gives greater reliability in type evaluations. November/December 2017

I challenge all who do not classify to make it a goal for 2018! The investment is not much in the big scheme of things. If you participate in the ABA Rewards Program, the fees to classify are included in the program costs. For others, the fee is $12 per cow or a minimum $110 herd fee. The classifiers will report to your area every seven months, so you must take advantage of participating when they are in your region (see complete 2018 schedule in this Digest). The Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders Association administers the program for us, and they do all of the scheduling as well. Please note that beginning in 2018, the process to sign up for classification will be a more streamlined process. In the past, a notice was mailed for each tour to all who had done business with the ABA in the last year. This has become an expensive and cumbersome process. Going forward, we will rely on electronic reminders (email, web sites and Facebook) as well as printing the schedules in the breed publications. Breeders will be able to email, fax and mail their applications directly to the Brown Swiss Association. The application is available on the ABA web site or upon request. Acknowledging the need for more data reinforces what the ABA board and staff has been shouting from the rooftops! Individual breeders must tell our story, tell it correctly, and tell it often. We can be our own best advocates.

2017 Longevity - % of Cows 3rd Lactation or greater Breed Avg.# Cows # Cows % of herd 3rd Lact. or greater Ayrshire 59.4 27.4 46.1% Jersey 145.5 59.0 40.5% Brown Swiss 88.5 34.5 39.0% Milking Shorthorn 60.7 23.5 38.7% Guernsey 59.2 22.5 38.0% Holstein 198.1 65.9 33.3% Cows Left Herd – All lact % Ayrshire 30.3 Brown Swiss 32.1 Milking Shorthorn 32.5 Jersey 33.2 Guernsey 34.0 Holstein 37.2 Actual Calving Interval Breed Months Jersey 13.5 Ayrshire 13.6 Holstein 13.6 Milking Shorthorn 13.7 Guernsey 14.7 Brown Swiss 14.9 Days Open – Proj Min – Total Herd Breed Days Jersey 146.1 Holstein 147.9 Ayrshire 151.7 Milking Shorthorn 162.6 Guernsey 182.1 Brown Swiss 189.1 Services Per Pregnancy Breed Services Ayrshire 2.4 Jersey 2.5 Milking Shorthorn 2.6 Holstein 2.8 Brown Swiss 3.2 Guernsey 3.6 Cow Leaving the Herd for Repro-All Lact % Jersey 4.0 Ayrshire 5.0 Guernsey 5.8 Brown Swiss 6.3 Holstein 6.4 Milking Shorthorn 6.4 Cows Culled for Mastitis Breed % Culled Ayrshire 2.0 Guernsey 2.1 Milking Shorthorn 2.2 Brown Swiss 3.1 Jersey 3.5 Holstein 4.5 Somatic Cell Comparison Breed Somatic Cell Score Holstein 2.4 Ayrshire 2.5 Brown Swiss 2.7 Jersey 2.8 Guernsey 2.8 Milking Shorthorn 2.9 Breed Somatic Cell Actual Holstein 227.1 Ayrshire 230.2 Jersey 254.7 Brown Swiss 263.5 Milking Shorthorn 277.4 Guernsey 288.3 Percentage of Cows with SCC Score of 0-3 Breed % Holstein 73.0 Ayrshire 71.3 Brown Swiss 68.0 Guernsey 66.2 Jersey 65.5 Milking Shorthorn 61.1 Sourc : June 2017 DRMS DairyMetrics Report Somatic Cell Trait means for base cows Breed Somatic Cell Score Holstein 2.37 Ayrshire 2.43 Brown Swiss 2.55 Milking Shorthorn 2.75 Jersey 2.77 Guernsey 3.01 Productive Life Trait means for base cows Breed Months Jersey 29.5 Ayrshire 28.7 Brown Swiss 27.1 Milking Shorthorn 27.0 Holstein 25.6 Guernsey 25.6 Source: Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding April 2017

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Eastern States National Show Madison Rida; Judge Kelli Cull; National Ayrshire Queen Mackensie Schofield; Nathan Audet on the halter of the Honorable Mention Grand Champion cow; Eugene Audet on the halter of the Reserve Grand Champion cow; Ryan Rida on the halter of the Grand Champion cow; Marjorie Rida; Massachusetts Ayrshire Princess Caitlin Small; Kayleigh Rida. Monica Howe photo for Purebred Publishing

By Marjorie Rida beautiful show of almost 160 head of Ayrshires comprised the 2017 Eastern States National show at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts on September 21. Back for her third show of the Big E was official Judge Kelli Cull. Cull, of Budjon Farms in Lomira, Wisconsin, brought a fun atmosphere to the competitive ring with her enthusiasm and appreciation for the cattle that were brought out. Judge Kelli Cull selected the Junior

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Champion from the Summer Yearling class, Yellow Briar Pick Me Up, owned by Marjorie and Ryan Rida of Worthington, Massachusetts. She is a Gibbs daughter from a VG-88 Free Beer that was Nominated All-American last year as a Junior Two-Year-Old. The Gibbs’ granddam is the wellknown Canadian cow, Yellow Briar Penquin EX94. Reserve Junior Champion was awarded to the winning Winter Calf from Blue Spruce Farm of Bridport, Vermont. Old-N-Lazy V Melania-ET is a Vicking daughter of the five-time All-American

Judge Kelli Cull; Massachusetts Ayrshire Princess Caitlin Small; Nathan Audet on the halter of the Honorable Mention Junior Champion; Troy Audet on the halter of the Reserve Junior Champion; Marjorie & Ryan Rida on the halter of the Junior Champion; National Ayrshire Queen Mackensie Schofield. Monica Howe photo for Purebred Publishing.

honored Sharwards Calimero Megan EX-94 2E. Five New England-owned two-year-olds competed in this year’s futurity. Coming to the top was Sweet-Pepper Prime Hussy, a Prime daughter from a VG-88 Poker owned by Craig and Bonnie Hawksley. Winning the Five-Year-Old class and the title of Senior Champion was Blue-Spruce Showstar 10819 EX-92 for Blue Spruce Farm. Also from Blue Spruce Farm was the winning Aged Cow and Reserve Senior Champion, Blue-Spruce Baltimore 9822 EX-93. Previously, 9822 was nominated All-American as a Spring Yearling and was Reserve Intermediate Champion of the Eastern States National in 2014. Judge Cull went with the Intermediate Champions for Grand and Reserve of the show. Grand Champion selection was the cow that Judge Cull also made best udder of the show, Ridale Nemo Serenity-ET. Serenity, owned by Marjorie and Ryan Rida, is a VG-88 daughter of Geminaecho Showstar Shirley EX-91, and was also Reserve All-American Junior Two-Year-Old in 2016. Serenity was also named Best Bred and Owned, and later the Virtual Supreme Champion of the Big E! Reserve Intermediate and Grand Champion was another daughter of Beau Lac Nemo-ET, Blue-Spruce Nemo 12821-ET for Blue Spruce Farm. The VG-87 Senior Two-Year-Old is from an EX-92 Burdette. The winning 100,000 Pound Cow also claimed the Total Performance award for Beverly Donovan of Benton, Maine. Legacy-Lane Sams Bloom EX-93 2E has 157,549 pounds of milk

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with 8,159 pounds of fat and 5,019 pounds of protein in five records. She repeated this title from 2016. Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor were both awarded to Blue Spruce Farm. Spring Heifer Calves (12) 1. Woodman-Farm Barrel Gabby, Tyler S Woodman, Claremont, NH; 2. Toll-Gate Special K Storm, Megan Davenport, Litchfield, CT. 3. Mapleburn Predator’s Fantasty-ET, Gabe Blaisdell, Ella Woodis, Lone Birch Ayrshire, Ayr Bay Farm, Paxton, MA Winter Heifer Calves (10) 1. Old-N-Lazy V Melania-ET, Blue Spruce Farm Inc., Bridport, VT; 2. Lil-E’s BBBK Madelyn, Carl V Foland, Schoharie, NY; 3. Ayr Bay Dixie Lee, Peter Rossiter, St Peters Bay, PE Fall Heifer Calves (19) 1. Sweet-Pepper Predator Shale, Craig and Bonnie Hawksley, West Kingston, RI; 2. Lone Birch Burdette Merlot, Gabe Baisdell, Lone Birch Ayrshires and Ayr Bay Farm, Paxton, MA. 3. Blue-Spruce Gentleman Red Rose, Johnathon Clark, Cornish, NH Summer Yearling Heifers (13) 1. Yellow Briar Pick Me Up, Ridale Genetics and Paragon Acres, Worthington, MA; 2. Sweet-Pepper Vicking

Hatchee, Abygail I Tate, West Kindgston, RI; 3. Toll-Gate Simbad Sophie, Megan Davenport, Litchfield, CT Spring Yearling Heifers (9) 1. Blue-Spruce Medalist 13912-ET, Blue Spruce Farm Inc., Bridport, VT. 2. Toll-Gate Doublewhammy Spice, Megan Davenport, Litchfield, CT. 3. Blue-Spruce Pokerstars 13783, Tyler S Woodman and Heidi Sykes, Claremont, NH Winter Yearling Heifers (4) 1. Hidden Springs Mercedes, Ashley Owen, Huntington, MA; 2. CR-Farm Tof’s Gio, Dustin Huntington, Newbury, VT; 3. Woodman-Farm Lochinvar Adele, Tyler & Stephen Woodman, Claremont, NH Fall Yearling Heifers Not in Milk (6) 1. Glen-Farm Sigma Sal, Glen-Farm, Inc., Piermont, NH; 2. Sweet-Pepper Francis Hana, Craig and Bonnie Hawksley, West Kingston, RI; 3. Yellow Briar Devils Phoenix, Carl V Foland, Schoharie, NY Junior Best Three Females (8) 1. Blue Spruce Farm Inc., Bridport, VT; 2. Craig and Bonnie Hawksley, West Kingston, RI; 3. Megan Davenport, Litchfield, CT Dry Cows (7) 1. Lone Birch D Wham Dallas, Lone Birch Ayrshires, Ayr Bay Farm and Alex McCaig, Paxton, MA; 2. Knotty-Oak Seth’s Jasmine, Samantha Goodfield, Barre, MA; 3. Agawam Herman Gogo, Rachel M Before, Newport, VT

Fall Yearling Heifer in Milk (5) 1. Cyn Lorr Jelissa-ET, Steve and Mary Woodis, Spencer, MA; 2. Scapeland Perfect Chanetelle, Samantha Goodfield, Barre, MA; 3. Lil-E’s Prides Elyssa, Ed E Bradt, Cobleskill, NY Two-Year-Old Futurity (5) 1. Sweet Pepper Prime Hussy, Bonnie Hawksley, West Kingston, RI; 2. Deer-Hill Bliss Francis, Beverly J Donovan, Benton, ME; 3. Lone Birch D Bar Molly, Gabe Blaisdell, Lone Birch Ayrshires, Ayr Bay Farm, Paxton, MA Junior-Two-Year-Old Cows (9) 1. Blue-Spruce Prime Little B-ET, Blue Spruce Farm Inc., Bridport, VT. 2. Misty River Burdette Jaciee, Monica J Howe, New Braintree, MA. 3. Blind-Buck-Valley TSB Valor, Jason, April and Jarid Jablonski, Argyle, NY Senior-Two-Year Old Cows (7) 1. Blue-Spruce Nemo 12821-ET, Blue Spruce Farm Inc., Bridport, VT; 2. Deer-Hill Bliss Francis, Beverly J Donovan, Benton, ME; 3. Miller’s Muffins Boy Brenda, Ed E Bradt, Cobleskill, NY Junior- Three-Year-Old Cows (11) 1. Ridale Nemo Serenity-ET, Ryan and Marjorie Rida, Worthington, MA; 2. Ridale Burdette Shique-ET, Ryan and Marjorie Rida, Worthington, MA; 3. Scapeland K Jasmine, William M Kelly III, Winchester, MA

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Eastern States National Junior Show By Kayla King The Junior Ayrshire show at the Eastern States Exposition was held on September 21st and judged by Kelli Cull of Wisconsin. Junior Champion of the show was awarded to Tyler S Woodman of Claremont, New Hampshire, who owned the winning Spring Calf, Woodman-Farm Barrel Gabby. Reserve Junior Champion went to Sweet-Pepper Vicking Hatchee owned by Abygail I Tate of West Kingdom, Rhode Island. The Intermediate Champion and later named Grand Champion of the show was the winning Senior Three-Year-Old, Trinkle Farms Bjack Emily, owned by Bridey R Nolan of Eagle Bridge, New York. She is an Excellent Blackjack daughter and was the 2016 Reserve Junior All-American Senior Two-Year-Old. Reserve Intermediate and Reserve Grand Champion went to Misty River Burdette Jaciee owned by Monica J Howe of New Braintree, Massachusetts. She is a Junior Two-Year-Old Burdette daughter. Senior Champion went to Bryan Trinkle of Buskirk, New York, with Trinkle Farms Drew Ginger. She is a Four-Year-Old Drew daughter out of a Burdette. Bryan also owned the Reserve Senior Champion Trinkle-Farms R Abbie, a 90-point FiveYear-Old Ristourn daughter. Spring Heifer Calves (8) 1. Woodman-Farm Barrel Gabby, Tyler S Woodman, Claremont, NH; 2. Toll-Gate Special K Storm, Megan Davenport, Litchfield, CT; 3. Mapleburn Predator’s Fantasty-ET, Gabe Blaisdell, Ella Woodis, Paxton, MA Winter Heifer Calves (3) 1. Yellow Briar Peppermint Patty, Tyler S Woodman, Claremont, NH; 2. Old-Bankston-JC Brielle-ET, Jonathon Clark, Cornish, NH; 3. Ridale Predator Mercedes, Samantha Goodfield, Barre, MA. Fall Heifer Calves (10) 1. Lone Birch Burdette Merlot, Gabe Baisdell, Paxton, MA; 2. Blue-Spruce Gentleman Red Rose, Johnathon Clark, Cornish, NH; 3. Lone Birch Opportunity Desire, Gabe Blaisdell, Paxton, MA Summer Yearling Heifers (4) 1. Sweet-Pepper Vicking Hatchee, Abygail I Tate, West

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Judge Kelli Cull; Massachusetts Ayrshire Princess Caitlin Small; Bryan Trinkle on the halter of the Honorable Mention Grand Champion cow; Monica Howe on the halter of the Reserve Grand Champion cow; Bridey Nolan on the halter of the Grand Champion cow; National Ayrshire Queen Mackensie Schofield. Purebred Publishing photo

Kindgston, RI; 3. Toll-Gate Simbad Sophie, Megan Davenport, Litchfield, CT; 3. Lone Birch Burdette Moonshine, Gabe Blaisdell, Paxton, MA Spring Yearling Heifers (4) 1. Toll-Gate Doublewhammy Spice, Megan Davenport, Litchfield, CT; 2. Blue-Spruce Pokerstars 13783, Tyler S Woodman and Heidi Sykes, Claremont, NH; 3. Lone Birch Dwham Monica, Gabe Blaisdell, Paxton, MA Winter Yearling Heifers (1) 1. Woodman-Farm Lochinvar Adele, Tyler and Stephen Woodman, Claremont, NH Fall Yearling Heifers Not in Milk (1) 1. Woodman-Farm Forever Ex Jade, Tyler S Woodman, Claremont, NH Dry Cows (1) 1. Gold-N-Ayr T Melody, Justice Mitchell, Edmeston, NY Fall Yearling Heifers in Milk (1) 1. Scapeland Perfect Chanetelle, Samantha Goodfield, Barre, MA Junior Two-Year-Old Cows (3) 1. Misty River Burdette Jaciee, Monica J Howe, New Braintree, MA; 2. Woodman-Farm B Victoria Secret, Tyler S Woodman, Claremont, NH; 3. Lone Birch D Bar

Molly, Gabe Blaisdell, Paxton, MA Senior Two-Year-Old Cows (2) 1. Scapeland Drew Carrie, Tyler S Woodman, Claremont, NH; 2. Stan-Ayr Allis Abby, Jack Brown, Cobleskill, NY Junior Three-Year-Old Cows (4) 1. Old-N-Lazy Home Makin Magic-ET, Gabe Blaisdell, Paxton, MA. 2. Woodman-Farm Burdette’s Alex, Tyler S Woodman, Claremont, NH; 3. Meadowbrooke Magnum Juno, Samantha Goodfield, Barre, MA Senior Three-Year-Old Cows (4) 1. Trinkle Farms Bjack Emily, Bridey R Nolan, Eagle Bridge, NY; 2. Blue-Spruce Dream Snowqueen, Johnathon Clark, Cornish, NH; 3. Blue-Spruce Bur Firecracker, Zachary Clark, Cornish, NH Four-Year-Old Cows (1) 1. Trinkle Farms Drew Ginger, Bryan Trinkle, Buskirk, NY Five-Year-Old Cows (3) 1. Trinkle-Farms R Abbie, Bridey R Nolan, East Bridge, NY; 2. Lone-Birch Burdette Makayla, Gabe Blaisdell, Paxton, MA. 3. Sunny-Acres Nolan’s Jessie-ET, Monica J Howe, New Braintree, MA Best Bred and Owned- Misty River Burdette Jaciee, Monica J Howe, New Braintree, MA

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Andrew Evans with the Honorable Mention Champion cow; Kurt Wolf with the Reserve Grand Champion cow; Pennsylvania Ayrshire Princess Robin Peters; Dusty Schirm with the Grand Champion cow; Judge Jeff Stevens. Purebred Publishing photo.

By Cheri Oechsle he Mid-Atlantic National Ayrshire Show was held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on September 18 with Judge Jeff Stephens of Yellow Briar Farm, Canada. There were 124 head that paraded through the ring. Stephens selected his Spring Yearlings for top heifer banners. Old-N-Lazy Gentle Wipeout-ET is owned by the partnership of Peter Vail, Mike and Linda Hellenbrand and Frank and Diane Borba of Cross Plains, Wisconsin. She is a Duo Star Gentleman daughter out of an EX-92 2E Remington dam. Reserve Junior Champion was the second-place Spring Yearling, Hawver-Crest Scarlet-ET owned by Izzy Bohrer and exhibited by Glamourview of Walkersville, Maryland. She is a Braddock out of the Excellent Geminaecho Remington Shellie, a multiple All-American with over 21,000M. Intermediate honors went to the fancy Junior Three-Year-Old owned by Kurt Wolf and Matt and Megan Lawson of Epworth, Iowa. Hawvercrest Etgen Sizzle is a full sister to the Reserve Junior Champion. She is scored Excellent. The Reserve Intermediate honors went to Bonert Berkley Robin 204, the first-place Senior Three-Year-Old owned by Eric Lang of Brooklyn, Iowa. She is out of an 88-point Cannon with over 28,000M. Stephens tapped his winning Four-Year-Old for Senior Champion honors. Toppglen Prime’s WishET is a 91-point Prime daughter out of an EX-93 4E Sarge with over 30,000M. She is owned by Kurt, Ted and Scott Wolf and Adam Ludwig of

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Epworth, Iowa. Reserve Senior honors went to Sunny-Acres CA Ginger, the 92-point, first-place Five-Year-Old owned by Gregory and Andrew Evans of Georgetown, New York. The 2015 AllAmerican Jr. Three-Year-Old she has records over 21,000M and is sired by Sunny-Acres Class Act, out of the 90-point All-American Palmyra Ramius S. Ginger. Grand and Reserve Grand Champion banners were both taken back to Iowa as Stephens tapped his Intermediate for Grand and his Senior Champion for Reserve Grand Champion. The Total Performance Cow was SunnyAcres Riggins Ramona owned by Kathryn Evans of Georgetown, New York. Ramona is a Reserve All-American EX-93 2E Riggins daughter with 4-00 365 28,410M 1,122F 832P. The Evans family also took home both Premier Breeder and Exhibitor banners of the show. Listed are the top three in each class: Spring Heifer Calves (15) 1. Old-Bankston JC Barricade-ET (Family-Af-Ayr Distinction), Kurt Wolf & John Cannon, Epworth, IA; 2. Old-Bankston JC Banner, Glamourview Farm, Walkersville, MD; 3. Maple View’s Benevola Shiloh, Melanie Sweeney, Appleton, NY Winter Heifer Calves (14) 1. Myline PR Sweet Emotion-ET (Forever Schoon Predator-ET), Katie Shultz & Jill Kopfer, Dillsburg, PA; 2. De La Plaine Blink Pringle, Douglas E. Evans, Gerorgetown, NY; 3. Old Bankston-JC Brinley-ET, Jeffrey Winkler, Woodbine, MD Fall Heifer Calves (13) 1. Old-N-Lazy Gentleman Whammy-ET (Duo Star

Gentleman-ET), Glamourview Farms, Walkersville, MD; 2. Maple Dell Boo Betty, Morgan Murray, Woodbine, MD; 3. Allen Farms Dixon Popcorn, Nikayla Peters, Cochranton, PA Summer Yearling Heifers (8) 1. Elite HP Pat Pajamas (Blackaddar MM Patrick), Peter Vail and Mike & Linda Hellenbrand, Copake, NY; 2. Maulfair Acres Maxum Holly, Angelina Horack, Harrington, DE; 3. Kozy Kounty Dimaya, Cassie Clark, Springville, PA Spring Yearling Heifers (11) 1. Old-N-Lazy Gentle Wipeout-ET (Duo Star GentlemanET), Vail, Hellenbrand and Borba, Cross Plains, WI; 2. Hawver-Crest Scarlet-ET, Izzy Bohrer, Walkersville, MD; 3. Myline D Secret Obsession, Joel D Younker & David & Jill Kopfer, Blandon, PA Winter Yearling Heifers (8) 1. Edgebrook Remington Pistol-ET (Mapleburn Remington-ET), Leslie & Linda Bruchey, Westminster, MD; 2. Hawver-Crest B A Star-ET, Glamourview Farms, Walkerville, MD; 3. Mackinson Double Dare-ET, Kurt Wolf & Michelle Downerd, Epworth, IA Fall Yearling Heifers (3) 1. Old-Bankston C Jemma-ET (Margot Calimero), Leslie & Linda Bruchey, Westminster, MD; 2. Palmyra Dreamer R Brilee-ET, Jeffrey Winkler, Woodbine, MD; 3. Crimson Maple Scarlet, Robert & Karen Moore, Harrington, DE Junior Best Three Females (3) 1. Austin R Kopfer, Blandon, PA; 2. Jim Curtis, Cazenovia, NY; 3. Brooklyn Peters, Connoquenessing, PA Milking Yearling Heifers (1) 1. Myline Malibu Dreams 888 (Nexus Dreamer), Jill Kopfer, Blandon, PA Junior Two-Year-Old Cows (10) 1. Mowry’s Ryder Gollee (Plum-Bottom Burdette Ryder *TF), Schultz Cattle Co, Dillsburg, PA; 2. Palmyra Dreamer R Bonnie-ET, Mark Creek, Hagerstown, MD; 3.

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Waite’s Dozer Sophia, Carrie Miller, Belleville, PA Senior Two-Year-Old Cows (6) 1. Sunny-Acres Dreamer’s Vendetta (Nexus Dreamer), Douglas Evans, Georgetown, NY; 2. Maple-Dell Dreamer Deisel-ET, David Patrick, Woodbine, MD; 3. Mapleburn Cotton Candy-ET, Hailey Feusner, Ulster, PA Three-Year-Old Futurity (2) 1. West Meadow Burdette Oasis (Palmyra Tri-Star Burdette-ET), Joel D Younker & David & Jill Kopfer, Blandon, PA; 2. Jems-Ayrshires B Gloss, Jennifer Zinn, Newville, PA Junior Three-Year-Old Cows (10) 1. Hawvercrest Etgen Sizzle (Palmyra Reality BradockET), Kurt Wolf and Matt & Megan Lawson, Epworth, IA; 2. Vales Pride Pedro Verity, Mark and Jessica Valentine, Thurmont, MD; 3. Sunny Acres Dreamer’s Poetry, Gregory Evans & Kathy Mahon, Georgetown, NY Senior Three-Year-Old Cows (4) 1. Bonert Berkely Robin 204 (Palmyra Bendig BerkelyET), Eric Lang, Brooklyn, IA; 2. Whitlings Steeling Nuts, Derek Morningstar, Sandy Lake, PA; 3. Maple-Dell Poker Diamond-ET, Morgan Murray, Woodbine, MD Four-Year-Old Cows (9) 1. Toppglen Prime’s Wish-ET (De La Plaine Prime), Kurt, Ted and Scott Wolf & Adam Ludwig, Epworth, IA; 2. Hazcroft Gigi Gabriella-ET, Palmyra Farm & David & Steven Hanson, Hagerstown, MD; 3. Old-Bankston JC Bri’s Bikini-ET, Landree Fraley, Muncy, PA Five-Year-Old Cows (5) 1. Sunny-Acres CA Ginger (Sunny Acres Class Act), Gregory & Andrew Evans, Georgetown, NY; 2. Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata, Erin Szalach Curtis, Cazenovia, NY; 3. Sunny-Acres BRDK Guinevere, Douglas E Evans, Georgetown, NY Aged Cows (4) 1. Sunny-Acres Riggins Ramona (Palmyra Poker Riggins-

Judge Jeff Stevens; Emily Walton; Dusty Schirm on the halter of the Reserve Junior Champion heifer; Dale Bendig on the halter of the Junior champion; Peter Vail; Jeff Miller, Lira Gold sponsor. ET), Kathryn Evans, Georgetown, NY; 2. Mowry’s Captain Tic Tac, Chase Eller, Roaring Spring, PA; 3. CRFarm Ansel Honor, Theresa Lawton, Foxboro, MA 100,000 Pound Cows (1) 1. Lone-Elm Modem Lady (Lagace Modem-ET), Daniel R Hoppaugh, Columbia Cross Roads, PA Best Three Females (6) 1. Douglas E Evans, Georgetown, NY; 2. Joel D Younker, Blandon, PA; 3. David Patrick, Woodbine, MD Produce of Dam (5) 1. David Patrick, Woodbine, MD; 2. Joel D Younker,

Blandon, PA; 3. Austin R Kopfer, Blandon, PA Dam and Daughter (5) 1. Jim Curtis, Cazenovia, NY; 2. Douglas E Evans, Georgetown, NY; 3. Jill Dice and Jill Kopfer, Blandon, PA Exhibitor’s Herd (3) 1. Douglas E Evans, Georgetown, NY; 2. David Patrick, Woodbine, MD; 3. Joel D Younker, Blandon, PA State Herd (2) 1. Pennsylvania; 2. Maryland A complete list of placings can be found online at www. allamerican.state.pa.us

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Margot Calimero, she is out of Steam-Valley Wilton Magic Bri EX-94 who was the Unanimous All-American 100,000-pound cow in 2013. Bikini later went on to be named Grand Champion of the Junior Show for her young owner. Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion went to the winning Five-Year-Old and returning All-American champion, Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata EX-93. She is owned by Erin Curtis Szalach of Cazenovia, New York. Her dam is Cedarcut Ambush Cato Clove and she is sired by Palmyra Tri-Star Burdette-ET. The winning Aged Cow Mowry’s Captain Tic Tac went on to win Best Female Bred and Owned by Exhibitor for owner and breeder, Chase Eller of Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania. Sired by Ayr Bay Captain, her dam is Maple Bottom Potter Toya who is 92 points.

Sydnie Grossnickle, Maryland Dairy Princess; Erin Curtis Szalach on the halter of the Reserve Grand Champion cow; Landree Fraley on the halter of the Grand Champion cow; Robin Peters, PA Ayrshire Princess & sponsor. Purebred Publishing photo By Kayla King Judge Jamie Black of Constable, New York, judged the All-American Ayrshire Junior show in Harrisburg on September 18th. He placed 90 head of Ayrshire cattle. Junior Champion of the Junior Show and later named Reserve Junior Champion of the Open show was the first place Spring Yearling Hawver-Crest ScarletET, owned by Izzy Bohrer of Walkersville, Maryland. Sired by Palmyra Reality Bradock-ET, she is out of the Excellent Geminaecho Remington Shellie. Maple Dell Boo Betty, the winning Fall Calf, took home Reserve Junior Champion. She is owned by Morgan Murry of Woodbine, Maryland. The calf is sired by Palmyra

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Predator Booth, out of Vales-Pride Rawhide Boston. Intermediate Champion went to the first-place Junior Two-Year-Old, River-Valley Cowboy Bethany owned by Analise Stover of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Sired by Good-Oak Burdette’s Cowboy, she is out of Palmyra RV Poker’s 559-ET who is VG-88. The first place Junior Three-Year-Old, Vales-Pride Pedro Verity EX-91, took home Reserve Intermediate Champion. She was shown by Arianna Piper of Thurmont, Maryland. She is sired by Blind-Buck-Valley Pokers Pedro, out of Vales-Pride Burdette Valentine. Senior Champion was the winning Four-YearOld, Old-Bankston JC Bri’s Bikini-ET EX-91, owned by Landree Fraley of Muncy, Pennsylvania. Sired by

Listed are the top three in each class: Spring Heifer Calves (14) 1. Palmerton Loch Shamrock Shake (Libby’s Lochinvar), Mulligan Palmerton, Delevan, NY; 2. Vales-Pride Gentle Evie, Gavin Valentine, Thurmont, MD; 3. Maple View’s Benevola Shiloh, Melanie Sweeney, Appleton, NY Winter Heifer Calves (10) 1. Old-Bankston-JC Brinley-ET (Palmyra Tri-Star Burdette-ET), Jeffrey Winkler, Woodbine, MD; 2. Cedarcut Colata’s CrownET, Erin Curtis Szalach, Cazenovia, NY; 3. Homestead Acres Burdette Gypsy, Brooklyn Peters, Connoquenessing, PA Fall Heifer Calves (13) 1. Maple-Dell Boo Betty (Palmyra Predator Booth), Morgan Murry, Woodbine, MD; 2. Pair-of-Aces Enter Parachute, Elizabeth A Acel, Glen Rock, PA; 3. Allen Farms Dixon Popcorn, Nikayla Peter, Cochranton, PA Summer Yearling Heifers (9) 1. Maulfair Acres Maxum Holly (Daltondale Reality Maxum), Angelina Horack, Harrington, DE; 2. Maple-Dell O’Jane, Alexis Ann Winkler, Woodbine, MD; 3. Mandacres Showstar Jemini, Nathan Rumovicz, New Berlin, NY

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International Ayrshire Show

Pictured are the Grand Champions of the show. L-R: Bagpiper; National Ayrshire Queen Mackensie Schofield; Associate Judge Kurt Wolf; Judge Allyn Paulson; owners of the Reserve Grand - Mike Hellenbrand, Peter Vail and Kelli Cull on the halter; Michael Creek on the halter with the Palmyra crew - Evan Creek; Mary & Mike Creek; Samantha Creek, Julie DeLavergne, kneeling - Mark Creek, Elizabeth Creek, Sarah Campbell; Udder Comfort Sponsor; Adam Oswalt, Select Sires Sponsor and bagpiper. Photo by Purebred Publishing.

By Cheri Oechsle he International Ayrshire Show kicked off the festivities of the week-long World Dairy Expo. The first show of the week, it was one that exceeded expectations. Quality cattle from across the U.S. and Canada, along with the pomp and circumstance of the show and the judging team of Allyn “Spud” Paulson and associate Kurt Wolf, lived up to the anticipation. Paulson, from Juneau, Wisconsin, and Wolf, from Epworth, Iowa, tackled the immense responsibility of placing the 273 head of Ayrshires. After 169 heifers crossed the aquacolored shavings, their top heifers were left holding court. Paulson congratulated the leadsmen of his top two Spring Yearlings as Junior and Reserve Junior Champions. Old-N-Lazy Gentle Wipeout-ET, the first-place Spring Yearling owned by the partnership of Peter Vail, Mike and Linda Hellenbrand and Frank and Diane Borba of Cross Plains, Wisconsin, is a Duo Star Gentleman daughter. She is out of an EX-92 2E Remington dam. The second-place Spring Yearling and Reserve Junior Champion went to Marilie Reality Mellini-ET, a Reality daughter owned by Brady McConnell of Whitewater, Wisconsin. “What a nice group of heifers out here today,” said Paulson after congratulating the winners. “That first prize Spring Yearling, what a heifer, it’s hard to beat her today,” Paulson said of his champion. The Intermediate Champions both hail from Maryland. Paulson selected his first-prize Senior Three-Year-Old, Palmyra Berkely P RuthET as Intermediate and De La Plaine Vicking Lady as Reserve Champion. The Unanimous

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All-American Senior Two-Year-old in 2016, and returning Intermediate Champion from last year, Ruth is sired by Berkely, scored EX-91 and made 26,340M 1,239F and 825P in 320 days at 2-10 in her second lactation. She is backed by a 92-point Poker daughter. She is owned by Evan Creek of Palmyra Farms, Hagerstown, Maryland. The winning Junior Two-Year-Old, Lady is owned by Glamourview - Iager and Walton of Walkersville, Maryland. She is an 88-point (CAN) Vicking daughter out of a 92-point Remington.

Bear-Ayr Burdette Ray, owned by Peter Vail and Mike and Linda Hellenbrand of Cross Plains, Wisconsin, was tapped for Senior Champion honors after winning the Five-Year-Old Cow class. She is a 93-point Burdette with records to 28,910M 1,126F 905P and was the AllAmerican Four-Year-Old last year. Selected for Reserve Senior Champion was the second-place Five-Year-Old, also no stranger to the winner’s circle, returning All-American Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata. Tapped earlier in the show as the

Jr. Champ L-R: Assoc. Judge Kurt Wolf; Mike Maier; Suzie Benoit on the halter of the Hon. Men. Jr. Champ.; Wisconsin Ayrshire Queen Mackensie Ullmer; Michael McConnell on the halter of the Res. Jr. Champ.; Dale Bendig on the halter of the Jr. Champ; Peter Vail; Judge Allyn Paulson; National Ayrshire Queen Mackensie Schofield. Purebred Publishing photo

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Grand Champion of the Junior Show, she is owned by Erin Curtis-Szalach of Cazenovia, New York. She is also 93 points and sired by Burdette with records to 33,242M. After the Grand of the Junior Show was named and the group classes completed, the sounds of Scotland filled the arena as two bagpipers escorted the best of the best back into the ring for consideration of Grand Champion. After all the accolades and thanks by the judges, Judge Paulson had his champions circle one last time as Tim McGraw’s “How Bad Do You Want It” filled the arena before congratulating Michael Creek on the halter of the Intermediate Champion, Palmyra Berkley P Ruth-ET, for top honors and Kelli Cull on the halter of the Senior Champion, Bear-Ayr Burdette Ray, for Reserve honors. In his remarks, Judge Paulson said “When this cow came in the ring I looked at Kurt and said, ‘Do you think anything is going to beat her?’ And Kurt said, ‘I don’t think so.’ This cow… a cow that calves back every 11 months, is a pretty cool rig. She will be your Grand today.” The Total Performance Cow and NASCO Type and Performance winner was the second-place Aged Cow, Mowry’s Burdette Summer owned by Jason Mowry of Garrett, Pennsylvania. Premier Breeder of the Show was FamilyAf-Ayr Farm, Caledonia, Illinois and Premier Exhibitor was Glamourview - Iager and Walton of Walkersville, Maryland. Premier Breeder of the Heifer Show was Kurt Wolf and Michael Maier of Epworth, Iowa while Mike and Julie Hemp of Beaverville, Illinois, took home the Premier Exhibitor of the Heifer Show banner. The Premier Sire of the show was Palmyra Tri-Star Burdette-ET. Following are the top three in each class: Spring Heifer Calves (33) 1. Old-Bankston JC Banner (Palmyra Berkely Reagan-ET), Glamourview - Iager and Walton, Walkersville, MD; 2. Nor-Bert Reinholts Anique, D, N, R, T, J and T Reinholt and D, D and B Freeman, Bremen, IN; 3. Woodman-Farm Barrel Gabby, Tyler Woodman, Claremont, NH; and C Kruse, Dyersville, IA Winter Heifer Calves (36) 1. Old-Bankston Brdt Jiselle-ET (Palmyra Tri-Star Burdette-ET), Stephen McDonald, Princeton, IL; 2. Bavaroise Dreamer Adele-ET, Amelie Hardy Demers, Sainte-Cecile-De-Levard, QC; 3. Old-N-Lazy V MelaniaET, Blue-Spruce Farm, Bridport, VT Fall Heifer Calves (34) 1. Lazy M Dream Mckenzie-ET (Nexus Dreamer), Michael Maier, Stitzer, WI; 2. Old-N-Lazy Gentleman WhammyET, Riley Bohrer, Walkersville, MD; 3. Sweet-Pepper Predator Shale, Craig and Bonnie Hawksley, West Kingston, RI Summer Yearling Heifers (24) 1. Grand-View Dream Daiquiri-ET (Nexus Dreamer), Stephen McDonald, Princeton, IL; 2. Yellow Briar Pick Me Up, Ridale Genetics and Paragon Acres, Worthington, MA; 3. Glenmar-Dale Maxum Delilah, Mark and Becky Brown and Cheyenne Hughey, Fennimore, WI Spring Yearling Heifers (20) 1. Old-N-Lazy Gentle Wipeout-ET (Duo Star GentlemanET), P Vail, M & L Hellenbrand and F & D Borba, Cross Plains, WI; 2. Marilie Reality Mellini-ET, Brady McConnell, Whitewater, WI; 3. Hawver-Crest Scarlet-ET, Isabel G Bohrer, Walkersville, MD Winter Yearling Heifers (11) 1. Edgebrook Remington Pistol-ET (Mapleburn Remington-ET), Leslie and Linda Bruchey, Westminster, MD; 2. Stone Springs Rolling The Dice, Duncan Bailey and Jeff Atherton, Fillmore, NY; 3. Hawver-Crest B A Star-

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ET, Glamourview - Iager and Walton, Walkersville, MD Fall Yearling Heifers (11) 1. Glenmar-Dale Burdette Booyah (Palmyra Tri-Star Burdette-ET), Mark and Becky Brown, Fennimore, WI; 2. Mill-Valley Burdette’s Faith, Trevor, Lane and Blake Greiwe, Quincy, OH; 3. Old-Bankston C Jemma-ET, Leslie and Linda Bruchey, Westminster, MD Yearling Heifers in Milk (10) 1. Haynes-Farm Brachiosaurus (Family-Af-Ayr Rem Dbl Barrel-ET), Molly Doty, Fort Edward, NY; 2. Palmyra Dreamer R Brenna-ET, Mark Creek, Hagerstown, MD; 3. Good-Vue Dempsey Gizel, Matthew and Steven Hanson, Goodridge, MN Junior Two-Year-Old Cows (18) 1. De La Plaine Vicking Lady (De La Plaine Vicking-ET), Glamourview - Iager and Walton, Walkersville, MD; 2. Old-N-Lazy Dream Of A Diva, Rosedale Genetics and Mike Maier, Oxford, WI; 3. P&A-Mack-Els Free Beer Welcome-ET, P&A Ayrshires- T, S, K, C and C Kruse, Dyersville, IA Senior Two-Year-Old Cows (11) 1. Blue-Spruce Nemo 12821-ET (Beau Lac Nemo-ET), Blue-Spruce Farm, Bridport, VT; 2. Yellow Briar Petula 2, Jessica Peter and Garret Schmidt, Melrose, WI; 3. Sunny Acres Dreamer’s Vendetta, Douglas E Evans, Georgetown, NY Junior Three-Year-Old Cows (14) 1. Ridale Nemo Serenity-ET (Beau Lac Nemo-ET), Ryan and Marjorie Rida; Ridale Genetics, Worthington, MA; 2. Onword Lazy M Distinct Arrow, Mackenzie Ullmer, Tyler Boyer and Monica Schwittay, Seymour, WI; 3. Ridale Burdette Shique-ET, Ryan and Marjorie Rida; Ridale Genetics, Worthington, MA Senior Three-Year-Old Cows (8)

1. Palmyra Berkely P Ruth-ET (Palmyra Bendig BerkelyET), Evan Creek, Hagerstown, MD; 2. De La Plaine Bingo Stinger, Blue-Spruce Farm, Bridport, VT; 3. Reinholts Burdette Anneka-ET, D, N, R, T, J and T Reinholt and D, D, and B Freeman, Bremen, IN Four-Year-Old Cows (19) 1. Marilie Gentleman Karmina (Duo Star Gentleman-ET), Budjon Farms, P Vail, M & L Hellenbrand, Lomira, WI; 2. Mowry’s Popo Mistletoe, Glamourview - Iager and Walton, Walkersville, MD; 3. Hi-Ayr-View Free Beer Me, Alexis Williams and K, C and C Kruse, Dyersville, IA Five-Year-Old Cows (12) 1. Bear-Ayr Burdette Ray (Palmyra Tri-Star BurdetteET), Peter Vail and Mike and Linda Hellenbrand, Cross Plains, WI; 2. Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata, Erin Curtis Szalach, Cazenovia, NY; 3. Grand-View HP Calimero Dane-ET, Tim Busch and City Slickers Farm LLC, Cecil, WI Six-Year-Old & Over Cows (8) 1. Sunny-Acres Riggins Ramona (Palmyra Poker RigginsET), Kathryn Evans, Georgetown, NY; 2. Mowry’s Burdette Summer, Jason Mowry, Garrett, PA; 3. FourHills Abush Sammy 3559, Britney and Bradley Hill, Bristol, VT 100,000 Pound Production Cows (2) 1. Right-Angle T Harley (Right Angle BBBK Traveler), Yarrabee Cows and Ski-Pal Ayrshire, Brooklyn, IA; 2. Moy-Ayr Poker Lavender-ET, Steve, Pauline, Rebecca and Emily Schmidt, Delavan, WI Junior Best Three Females (4) 1. Lazy M Farm LLC- Michael and Herman Maier, Stitzer, WI; 2. Steve Searles - Stillmore Cattle Company, Pine Island, MN; 3. Mike and Julie Hemp, Beaverville, IL A complete listing of show placings is available at www. worlddairyexpo.com

Central National Junior Show

L-R: – National Ayrshire Queen Mackensie Schofield; Assoc. Judge Kurt Wolf; Britney Hill on the halter of the Res. Gr. Champ.; Erin Curtis Szalach on the halter of the Gr. Champ.; Judge Allyn Paulson; Udder Comfort Sponsor; Select Sires Sponsor Adam Oswalt. Purebred Publsihing photo By Kayla King On October 3rd and the Central National Ayrshire Junior show was held in Madison, Wisconsin. Judge Allyn Paulson of Wisconsin and his associate Kurt Wolf of Iowa judged 103 of head of impressive Ayrshire cattle. Junior Champion went to the fall heifer calf, Sweet-Pepper Predator Shale, leased by Kylie Jordan of Hope Valley, Rhode Island. This fall heifer calf took the prize for her style and balance according to Judge Paulson. Sired by Forever Schoon Predator-ET, she is out of Sweet-Pepper DBL B Slate VG-87. Reserve Junior Champion went to Nor-Bert Reinholts Anique owned by Dennis, Nancy, Thomas, Rex, Jordan and

Trenton Reinholt and Dalton, Dillon and Breanne Freeman of Bremen, Indiana. She is sired by FamilyAf-Ayr Reno Dozer-ET and out of Reinholts Burdette Anneka-ET EX-91. Onword Lazy M Distinct Arrow owned by Mackenzie Ullmer, Tyler Boyer and Monica Schwittay of Seymour, Wisconsin took home Intermediate Champion. This VG-87 Family-Af-Ayr Distinction daughter is out of Onword Reality Annie-ET VG-87. She quite handily took it home, according to the judge, with her wide front end and the extra lactation she has over the Reserve Intermediate Champion, P&A-Mack-Els Free Beer Welcome-ET, owned by CONTINUED ON PAGE 15

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Senior-Three-Year-Old Cows (8) 1. Blue-Spruce Wingnut 11991-ET, Blue Spruce Farm Inc., Bridport, VT; 2. De La Plaine Bingo Stinger, Blue Spruce Farm Inc., Bridport, VT; 3. Trinkle Farms Bjack Emily, Bridey R Nolan, Eagle Bridge, NY Four-Year-Old Cows (4) 1. Trinkle Farms Drew Ginger, Bryan Trinkle, Buskirk, NY; 2. Ayr Bay MC Janette, Peter Rossiter, St Peter Bay, PE; 3. Ayr Bay ABC Eclipse, Ayr Bay Farm, Blackaddar and Lone Birch Ayrshires, St Peters Bay, PE

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 P&A Ayrshires- Tom, Sarah, Kaleb, Cole and Carter Kruse of Dyersville, Iowa. Sired by Terrace Bank Free Beer-ET, this Junior Two-Year-Old is a daughter of De La Plaine Remington Wing-ET EX-92. Grand and Senior Champion was taken by the beautiful winning Five-Year-Old cow, Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata EX-93. She is owned by Erin Curtis Szalach of Cazenovia, New York, and she also took home the Total Performance Cow award. This Burdette daughter is a household name after being a multi-All-American and Champion at several shows. Judge Paulson said she snagged the win due to her frame and height and width in mammary system. Reserve Grand and Senior Champion went to Four-Hills Abush Sammy 3559, the winning Aged Cow owned by Britney and Bradley Hill of Bristol, Vermont. Sired by Bonnie Brae Ambush-ET, she is an EX-92 daughter of Four-Hills Tdent Snoopy 2634 EX-94, another show ring success. Spring Heifer Calves (12) 1. Nor-Bert Reinholts Anique (Family-Af-Ayr Reno Dozer-ET), D, N, R, T, J and T Reinholt and D, D and B Freeman, Bremen, IN; 2. Woodman-Farm Barrel Gabby, Tyler Woodman, Claremont, NH; 3. Mueller’s Predator Georgette, Tami and Brian Mueller, Cuba City, WI and Hayden, Allison and Abby Adrian Winter Heifer Calves (23) 1. Hi-Ayr-View Michelob Golden (Palmyra Berkely ReaganET), Addison Steinlage, Knute Hovaden and Diane Borba,

Five-Year-Old Cows (6) 1. Blue-Spruce Showstar 10819, Blue Spruce Farm Inc., Bridport, VT. 2. Deer-Hill Fairytale Pixiedust, Beverly R Donovan, Benton, ME. 3. Trinkle-Farms R Abbie, Bridey R Nolan, East Bridge, NY Six-Year-Old and Older Cows (3) 1. Blue-Spruce Baltimore 9822, Blue Spruce Farm Inc., Bridport, VT. 2. Agawam Outbank Domino, Rachel M Before, Newport, VT. 3. Ecuafarm Modem Luv, William M Kelly, Winchester, NH 100,000 Pound Cow Class (1) 1. Legacy-Lane Sams Bloom, Beverly J Donovan, Benton, ME

Senior Best Three Females (5) 1. Blue Spruce Farm Inc., Bridport, VT. 2. Trinkle Farms, Buskirk, NY. 3. Beverly J Donovan, Benton, ME Exhibitor’s Herd (6) 1. Blue Spruce Farm Inc., Bridport, VT. 2. Tyler S Woodman, Claremont, NH. 3. Beverly J Donovan, Benton, ME Queen of the Milky Weigh- Trinkle Farms Drew Ginger, Brayn Trinkle, Buskrik, NY. Herdsmanship (3) 1. William P Davenport, Litchfield, CT; 2. Gabe Blaisdell, Lone Birch Ayrshires and Ayr Bay Farm, Paxton, MA; 3. William M Kelly III, Winchester, NH

Lawler, IA; 2. Hall’s Marksman Rosetip, Rachel Hefel, Epworth, IA; 3.Hall’s Marksman Spice, Dalton Hall, Cushing, OK Fall Heifer Calves (14) 1. Sweet-Pepper Predator Shale (Forever Schoon PredatorET), Kylie Jordan (lease), Hope Valley, RI; 2. Miss Bikini Of Iowayside, Dana and Madison Sickles, Marengo, IA; 3. Maple-Dell Boo Betty, Morgan Anne Murry, Woodbine, MD Summer Yearling Heifers (8) 1. Wingerts Gibbs Jules (Palmyra Reality Gibbs-ET), Trent J. Wingert Jr, Kent, IL; 2. Ridge View Dempsey Jazzlyn, Ridge View Farm, Shaelyn Scoon, Lancaster, MO; 3. Canoe-Ridge Dixon Providence, Cody Zidlicky, Decaorah, IA Spring Yearling Heifers (5) 1. Royale-Divide Star Jumper (Lessard Jumper-ET), Collin Costello, Long Grove, IA; 2. Toll-Gate Doublewhammy Spice, Megan J Davenport, Litchfield, CT; 3. Nor-Bert Reinholts Annamarie, D, N, R, T, J and T Reinholt and D, D and B Freeman, Bremen, IN Winter Yearling Heifers (4) 1. Lazy M Aint Love Grand-ET (Nexus Dreamer), Joseph Hubbard, Thurmont, MD; 2. Vallowhill Prime Thyme, Kenzie Emery, Sullivan, WI; 3. Top-Notch Burdette Skittles, Emma and Maggie Matthews, New Vienna, OH Fall Yearling Heifers (6) 1. I-Rainbow Rckstr Marquee (Kamouraska Rockstar), Reed Franke, Richland Center, WI; 2. Brone-Ayr Skid Tiffany, Hayden, Allison and Abby Adrian, Cuba City, WI; 3. TopNotch Burdette Sapphire, Emma Mathews, New Vienna, OH Yearling Heifers in Milk (5) 1. Haynes-Farm Brachiosaurus (Family-Af-Ayr Rem Dbl Barrel-ET), Molly Doty, Fort Edward, NY; 2. Four-Hills Gibbs Angie 5985, Britney, Brad, Jon, Megan and Sara Hill, Bristol, VT; 3. Mackinson Burdette Dynamite-ET, A Williams and A Schell, Mable, MN

Junior Two-Year-Old Cows (5) 1. P&A-Mack-Els Free Beer Welcome (Terrace Bank Free Beer-ET), K, C, and C Kruse, Dyersville, IA; 2. Hall’s Millionaire Catalina, Dakota Hall, Cushing, OK; 3. Stil-Dreamn Burdette Candy, Kenzie, Brynn and Ian Emery, Sullivan, WI Senior Two-Year-Old Cows (1) 1. Four-Hills Gibbs Shay 5484 (Palmyra Reality Gibbs-ET), Britney, Brad, Jon, Megan and Sara Hill, Bristol, VT Junior Three-Year-Old Cows (6) 1. Onword Lazy M Distinct Arrow (Family-Af-Ayr Distinction), Mackenzie Ullmer, Tyler Boyer and Monica Schwittay, Seymour, WI; 2. SL-Acres Homerun Itsouttahere, Quentin Scott and Jacob Schaefer, Little Falls, MN; 3. Vales-Pride Pedro Verity, Arianna Piper (leasee), Thurmont, MD Senior Three-Year-Old Cows (3) 1. Reinholts Burdette Anneka-ET (Palmyra Tri-Star BurdetteET), D, N, R, T, J and T Reinholt and D, D and B Freeman, Bremen, IN; 2. Trinkle Farms Bjack Emily, Bridey Nolan, Eagle Bridge, NY; 3. Family-Af-Ayr Homerun Mitzi, Brian Brenner, Freeport, IL Four-Year-Old (6) 1. Hi-Ayr-View Free Beer Me (Terrace Bank Free Beer-ET), Alexis Williams and K, C and C Kruse, Dyersville, IA; 2. Old-Bankston JC Bri’s Bikini-ET, Landree Fraley, Muncy, PA; 2. Hall’s Burdette Ha-Ha-ET, Britney, Megan, Johnny and Bradley Hill, Bristol, VT Five-Year-Old Cows (4) 1. Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata (Palymra Tri-Star Burdette-ET), Erin Curtis Szalach, Cazenovia, NY; 2. StarlightAcres Edge Cinabun, Sydney Kleingartner, Gackle, ND; 3. Mueller’s Burdette Renee, Tami and Brian Mueller and Hayden and Allsion Adrain, Cuba City, WI Six-Year-Old and Over Cows (1) 1. Four-Hills Abush Sammy 3559 (Bonnie Brae Ambush-ET), Britney and Bradley Hill, Bristol, VT

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all of us at Purebred Publishing

Left photo, L-R: Assoc. Judge Kurt Wolf; Dillon Freeman on the halter of the Hon. Men. Int. Champ.; Kaleb & Cole Kruse; Carter Kruse on the halter of the Res. Int. Champ.; Mackenzie Ullmer on the halter of the Int. Champ.; Judge Allyn Paulson; National Ayrshire Queen Mackensie Schofield; Purebred Publishing sponsor Marjorie Rida. Purebred Publishing photo.

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Born

HALLS ROSS FANCY F70708598 08/09/17 108.1 GRAND-VIEW HP CALIMERO DANE F100651744 09/20/17 108.1 SILVER SHEA BURDETTE CASINO F71726073 09/16/17 108.1 AGAWAM BURDETTE EMBRY F71176545 08/09/17 108.1 HALL’S ROSS REVA F73323457 08/09/17 108.0 FOREST-PARK PERCY SWAY F100630208 09/19/17 106.9 HALL’S POTTER TRI-OPAL F100642681 08/09/17 106.9 CHALUKA PRIME ZALI F100731459 08/09/17 106.9 FOREST-PARK BURDETTE BRACELET F100614468 09/18/17 106.9 MAPLE-AYR GERTIE’S BURDIE F100701168 09/19/17 105.8 SPRING-RUN MASTERPEICE PERRY F100626207 04/04/17 105.8 LE-AN BURDETTE VIRTUSO F100649053 09/11/17 105.8 FOREST-PARK BURDETTE’S LUCY F100528518 09/19/17 105.8 GRAND-VIEW BENEVOLA CURLY F100621538 09/20/17 105.8 MAPLE-AYR KENWORTH FELICIA F100508028 09/19/17 105.8 WINGERT’S GIBBS SAM F100698655 09/23/17 107.9 FOREST-PARK RISTOURN’S EMPRESS F100565344 09/18/17 105.8 SHADY-DALE MIKA PATTY F840003010601101 08/09/17 106.8 TOPPGLEN PRIME’S WISH F100676060 09/07/17 106.8 PARK-VIEW-COLORS OPNTY JINA F840003124554121 09/19/17 107.9 ONWORD LAZY M DISTINCT ARROW F100686964 09/18/17 107.9 GATTON RAWHIDE JAZZMINE F100597468 08/11/17 105.8 G-FORCE RATTLER HEATHER F100626841 08/09/17 105.8 YELLOW BRIAR JULIE F100716423 09/23/17 105.8 MAPLE-AYR TRI-STAR FABULOUS F100614879 09/19/17 105.8 FAMILY-AF-AYR BURDETTE DESTINY F840003014486224 0 9/16/17 106.8 NEL-AYR BURDETTE MIRANDA F100603714 09/19/17 104.6 WINGERT’S BURDETTE MEG F100680164 09/23/17 105.6 FOGGY VALLEY LOCH NADIA F71362644 09/21/17 104.6 FOREST-PARK BURDETTE SPRINKLES F100649781 09/18/17 104.6 MAPLE-AYR CALIMERO RUBY F100642627 09/19/17 104.6 HAWVERCREST ETGEN SIZZLE F100680388 09/07/17 106.7 FALLS-PRIDE SIMBAD POPPY F100676846 05/11/17 106.7 DREAM RIDGE TOP OF THE LINE F100536821 08/09/17 104.6 WOODSBROOK RAMIUS DANDY F62557593 04/09/17 104.6 FALLS-PRIDE BURDETTE LALA F100666595 05/11/17 105.6 LANGCREST BURDETTE CHOCOLATE F100645648 0 8/11/17 104.6 FOREST-PARK POKER CHEERIO F100608399 09/15/17 104.6 YELLOW BRIAR SALLY SUE F100696019 09/13/17 105.6 FOREST-PARK DREAMER SHIMMER F100649790 09/18/17 104.6 J-G-SPRINGS BERKELY GRACIE F100653474 08/12/17 104.6 LBV BENDIG QUEEN SIBELLE F71820089 08/10/17 104.6 FOREST-PARK DREAMER RAVEN F100653698 09/16/17 104.6 SHARWARDS OBLIQUE SHEENA F70984489 09/18/17 104.6 FOREST-PARK BURDETTE ZOESHA F100679232 09/17/17 106.7 PRIMETIME BURDETTE PEGGY F840003012985074 08/14/17 105.6 VAN-DE BRDT HOPSCOTCH PINOCHLE F67195267 08/14/17 105.6 STIL-DREAMN HBJACK CHAMPANE F100678941 08/11/17 105.6 TJH OBLIQUE 353 F59164214 09/15/17 105.6 JERECZEK BURDETTTE 191 F69383089 09/16/17 104.6 SHADY-DALE BENDIG VELDA F840003010601011 08/09/17 104.6 4 JAB MASTERPIECE ABIGAL F100661107 09/21/17 105.6 LE-AN BURDETTE VIPER F100675694 09/11/17 105.6 GRAND-VIEW SUMTOTAL CHARLOTTE F100651696 0 9/20/17 104.6 HAZCROFT REALITY CHERRY F72511695 09/06/17 104.6

04/24/11 06/29/12 07/21/12 09/01/12 07/01/13 12/02/11 11/03/10 03/27/12 03/24/11 09/21/10 10/23/11 09/06/12 04/22/08 04/30/11 03/28/07 06/18/14 03/03/09 04/18/13 06/01/13 06/29/14 06/06/14 09/29/09 09/02/11 12/11/11 04/09/11 12/06/13 11/05/10 09/25/13 03/24/12 08/26/12 11/11/11 03/04/14 02/22/14 03/02/08 01/08/09 07/08/13 03/21/12 10/26/10 10/15/13 10/18/12 09/03/12 10/26/12 12/01/12 08/25/11 01/24/14 06/29/13 10/29/13 09/10/13 12/05/13 09/19/12 10/15/12 03/31/13 12/02/13 10/10/12 03/01/13

Owner

HALL, GENE, JR., CUSHING, OK BUSCH, TIMOTHY H. & KATIE, CECIL, WI ALLEN, KRISTIN A., GILLETT, WI HALL, GENE, JR., CUSHING, OK HALL, GENE, JR., CUSHING, OK SCHNEIDER, STEVEN & SARA, CECIL, WI HALL, GENE, JR., CUSHING, OK HALL, GENE, JR., CUSHING, OK BOYER, TYLER & MACKENZIE ULLMER, CLINTONVILLE, WI KOLASKE, WILLIAM, BONDUEL, WI WOLF, THOMAS A., SHREVE, OH KELLY, DANIEL, DEERFIELD, WI SCHNEIDER, STEVEN & SARA, CECIL, WI BUSCH, TIMOTHY H. & KATIE, CECIL, WI KOLASKE, WILLIAM, BONDUEL, WI WINGERT, JAZMIN, KENT, IL NELSON, GLEN, MILLTOWN, WI HALL, GENE, JR., CUSHING, OK WOLF, KURT, EPWORTH, IA HOLEWINSKI, GARRETT & KELLY, PULASKI, WI ULLMER, BOYER & SCHWITTAY, PESHTIGO, WI GATTON-DIXON, JESSICA, CONWAY, MO HALL, GENE, JR., CUSHING, OK WINGERT, TJ, KENT, IL KOLASKE FAMILY, SEYMOUR, WI ALLEN, KRISTIN A., GILLETT, WI NELSON, BRUCE, TONY, WI KOLASKE FAMILY, SEYMOUR, WI OFFER, JOHN & SHAUNA, AUBURNDALE, WI NELSON, GLEN, MILLTOWN, WI KOLASKE, WILLIAM, BONDUEL, WI WOLF, KURT, EPWORTH, IA POOLE, BRIAN & TRACEY, ORISKANY FALLS, NY HALL, GENE, JR., CUSHING, OK BLOUGH, CRAIG, GOSHEN, IN POOLE, BRIAN & TRACEY, ORISKANY FALLS, NY GRAVES, TAYLOR, DANVILLE, KY HABERMANN, TODD, MANITOWOC, WI STILLMORE CATTLE CO, PINE ISLAND, MN NELSON, GLEN, MILLTOWN, WI GOODE, EMILY, LIBERTY, KY VANDERLAAN, LEANNE, CUSHING, OK JERECZEK HOMESTEAD DAIRY LLC, DODGE, WI ULLMER, MACKENZIE, SEYMOUR, WI RAYMOND, AUSTIN, NEW RICHMOND, WI JOHNS, LARRY & JONATHAN, ROCKVALE, TN JOHNS, LARRY & JONATHAN, ROCKVALE, TN GATTON-DIXON, JESSICA, CONWAY, MO HABERMANN, TODD, MANITOWOC, WI JERECZEK HOMESTEAD DAIRY LLC, DODGE, WI HALL, GENE, JR., CUSHING, OK 4-J A B GENETICS, MILLADORE, WI KELLY, DANIEL, DEERFIELD, WI BUSCH, TIMOTHY H. & KATIE, CECIL, WI HAZELTINE, MARGARET L., JANESVILLE, WI

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Wishing all of our Ayrshire friends and family a happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas.

Elm-Ayr Farm

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all of us at EMERALD FARMS

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Ron & Patti Kennedy & Family

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Spring-Run Farms

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Registered Ayrshires Since 1956

Thank

Introducing our newest crew member: Ruby Jo Raines born Oct. 1 to Kassi and Adam Raines

you To Those who purchased our

Fall sale. we wish you a merry chrisTmas, enjoy Time spenT wiTh Family.

consignmenTs aT The

happy holiday season and a and hope you

MID-ATLANTIC JR. SHOW CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9

Spring Yearling Heifers (9) 1. Hawver-Crest Scarlet-ET (Palmyra Reality Bradock-ET), Izzy Bohrer, Walkersville, MD; 2. Heineman Opportunity Sophia, Hailey Feusner, Ulster, PA; 3. Ridale Nemo Solution-ET, Ian McKissick, New Castle, PA Winter Yearling Heifers (3) 1. Yellow Briar Pacane (Du Murier Devils-ET), Brooklyn Peters, Connoquenessing, PA; 2. PVF Burdette Razzle Dazzle, Adam Clayton, Sandy Lake, PA; 3. Mowry’s Burdette Twinkie, Chase Eller, Roaring Spring, PA Fall Yearling Heifers (4) 1. Palmyra Dreamer R Brilee-ET (Nexus Dreamer), Jeffrey Winkler, Woodbine, MD; 2. Jackson-Hill Outlaw Bisquick, Daniel R Hoppaugh Jr, Columbia Cross Roads, PA; 3. Locust Valley Burr Sandy, Lexi Findley, Holtwood, PA Dry Cows (1) 1. Love Haven Burdette Chelsea (Palmyra Tri-Star BurdetteET), Grace Spadaro, Scottdale, PA Junior Two-Year-Old Cows (9) 1. River-Valley Cowboy Bethany (Good-Oak Burdette’s Cowboy), Analise Stover, Carlisle, PA; 2. Vales-Pride Dreamer Elizabeth, Cadin Valentine, Thurmont, MD; 3. Maple-Dell Dante Naomi, Alexis Ann Winkler, Woodbine, MD Senior Two-Year-Old Cows (5) 1. Mapleburn Cotton Candy-ET (Palmyra Poker Riggins-ET), Hailey Feusner, Ulster, PA; 2. Myline D Copy Cat 815, Austin R Kopfer, Blandon, PA; 3. Lone-Ayr Danica’s Dynasty, Rachel Ramaley, Derry PA Junior Three-Year-Old Cows (3) 1. Vales-Pride Pedro Verity (Blind Buck Valley Pokers Pedro), Arianna Piper, Thurmont, MD; 2. Englan Dun Didit, Madisyn Wright, DeKalb Junction, NY; 3. West Meadow Burdette Oasis, Joel D Younker, Blandon, PA

November/December 2017

EMERALD FARMS

22050 SR 136, Winchester, Ohio 45697 l 937.695.0697

Senior Three-Year-Old Cows (4) 1. Maple-Dell Poker Diamond-ET (Des Chamois Poker-ET), Morgan Murray, Woodbine, MD; 2. Leagacyalive Power Cranberry, Rachel Ramaley, Derry, PA; 3. Whitlings Steeling Nuts, Derek Morningstar, Sandy Lake, PA Four-Year-Old Cows (3) 1. Old-Bankston JC Bri’s Bikini-ET (Margot Calimero), Landree Fraley, Muncy, PA; 2. Designer Gene’s Burdette Oprah, Callie Whiting, Edinburg, PA; 3. Curly-Hill Burdette Sprinkle, Rebecca Worthington, Doylestown, PA

Five-Year-Old Cows (2) 1. Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata (Palmyra Tri-Star BurdetteET), Erin Curtis Szalach, Cazenovia, NY; 2. Faucher Oaxanna-ET, Joel D Younker, Blandon, PA Six-Year and Older Cows (1) 1. Mowry’s Captin Tic Tac (Ayr Bay Captain), Chase Eller, Roaring Spring, PA Junior State Herd (3) 1. Pennsylvania; 2. Maryland; 3. New York

L-R: Sydnie Grossnickle, MD Dairy Princess; Morgan Murray on the halter of the Res. Jr. Champion; Jonathon Hubbard on the halter of the Jr. Champion heifer; Robin Peters, PA Ayrshire Princess; Jaydyn Isiminger, National Milking Shorthorn Queen; Judge Jamie Black. Purebred Publishing photo.

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Ayrshire High DHIR Lactations

The published 'high lactations' are those 305-day lactations completed June 2017 - September 2017 with either Milk, Fat, or Protein values at least 25% higher than last year's breed averages. Cows included are from herds enrolled in the Ayrshire Breeders' Association REWARDS program.

TEN YEARS OLD AND OVER AGE

MILK

% FAT

FAT

% PROT PROTEIN ECM

LEGACY-LANE NOLAN BLESSED 10-00 35180 5.0 1783 3.2 1130 4 2730 BONNIE BRAE NOLAN DONOVAN, BEVERLY J., BENTON, ME FAMILY-AF-AYR KELLOGG LACEY 13-00 30700 3.4 1054 2.8 868 29938 DALTONDALE’S KELLOGG FAMILY-AF-AYR FARM LLC, CALEDONIA, IL FIVE TO TEN YEAR OLDS

MILLER’S DREAMER BUFFY 08-00 23560 3.5 825 3.2 MILLER’S BBBK DREAMER MILLER, JACK A., BRADNER, OH

764

2 3889

SUNNY-ACRES POKER’S KADENCE 07-01 22230 3.9 873 2.9 663 2 3348 DES CHAMOIS POKER-ET EVANS, GREGORY W. B., GEORGETOWN, NY SHIREDALE C R SUE 05-03 20540 4.3 892 3.1 COVEY-P&A CONN RATTLER JUMP, RANDALL D., ADA, OH

657

2 2998

VALES-PRIDE REALITY ODEILIA 05-07 27380 4.7 1296 3.0 822 31655 PALMYRA TRI-STAR REALITY VALENTINE, MICHAEL & DENISE, EMMITSBURG, MD

HAWKSFIELD GVA PARDNER BLUE 07-02 1 9690 4.6 919 3.2 633 WOODLAND VIEW PARDNER-ET BUSCH, TIMOTHY H. & KATIE, CECIL, WI

2 2897

VALES-PRIDE BURNSIDE COCO 06-00 27380 4.4 1213 3.0 834 30666 PALMYRA BURNSIDE VALENTINE, MICHAEL & DENISE, EMMITSBURG, MD

PALMYRA MAX NM BETHANY 05-03 21380 3.8 830 3.3 708 DUNCAN MADMAX CREEK, MARK ALLEN, HAGERSTOWN, MD

2 2837

FAMILY-AF-AYR HAMMER DIAMOND 06-05 28500 3.5 1012 3.3 950 29265 DU PETIT LAC HAMMER FAMILY-AF-AYR FARM LLC, CALEDONIA, IL

FANCY’S CAP FUDGE 273 05-08 20560 4.2 871 3.2 662 FOREST-PARK K. CAPPUCCINO HABERMANN, TODD, MANITOWOC, WI

2 2769

FAMILY-AF-AYR POKER LEAHA 06-08 26650 3.8 1021 3.0 802 27711 DES CHAMOIS POKER-ET FAMILY-AF-AYR FARM LLC, CALEDONIA, IL

VALES-PRIDE RAWHIDE BOSTON 07-09 20670 4.2 875 2.9 CKO RAWHIDE PATRICK, DAVID, WOODBINE, MD

2 2490

HARDY FARM RIO VERIFY 06-05 24740 4.0 1004 3.2 793 2 6801 MORNING DEW BBK RIO RIDA, RYAN & MARJORIE, WORTHINGTON, MA

GOOD-VUE REALITY CHANG 05-04 23490 3.0 727 3.1 744 2 2453 PALMYRA TRI-STAR REALITY HANSON, MICHAEL, LINDA, GOODRIDGE, MN

DALTONDALE BURDETTE KASEY 05-00 26190 3.4 894 3.1 824 2 6074 PALMYRA TRI-STAR BURDETTE BEAR-AYR FARM - DONNA J MERTZ &, BLAIR, NE

MEGA-STAR RIGGINS BAILEY 05-02 23300 3.0 709 2.9 695 PALMYRA POKER RIGGINS MAULFAIR, DAVID A., JONESTOWN, PA

GRAND-VIEW BURDETTE BURGANDY 05-01 22610 4.3 992 3.4 785 PALMYRA TRI-STAR BURDETTE BUSCH, TIMOTHY H. & KATIE, CECIL, WI

2 5892

DALTONDALE BBK KUDDLES 09-04 23430 3.9 931 3.4 800 2 5478 BLACKADDAR B B KELLOGG BEAR-AYR FARM - DONNA J MERTZ &, BLAIR, NE RED-ROCK CAP ARGENTINA 05-10 24210 3.8 938 3.0 FOREST-PARK K. CAPPUCCINO GUMIENY, MINA, EDGAR, WI

749

2 5457

PALMYRA TRI-STAR BLYTHE 07-02 23060 4.1 956 3.3 765 2 5429 PALMYRA TRI-STAR CREEK-GELBER, JORDAN E., HAGERSTOWN, MD PALMYRA RIGGINS B BETHANY 06-03 24710 3.6 914 3.0 765 2 5424 PALMYRA POKER RIGGINS CREEK-GELBER, JORDAN E., HAGERSTOWN, MD LEN-KNOLL PASSION LAURALYN 05-06 21850 4.6 1021 3.0 677 ANMAR PASSELI PASSION LENHART, KANDICE, THURMONT, MD

2 5241

BUGSY 278 05-05 22910 3.9 896 3.3 760 BROW-AYR PARDNER NORTHSTAR HABERMANN, TODD, MANITOWOC, WI

2 4567

CONEBELLA MAXWELL’S ARLINDA 06-07 22330 4.1 936 3.1 CONEBELLA SANTIAGO’S MAXWELL GABLE, DONALD C., ELVERSON, PA

709

2 4528

MICHAELS BURDETTE GIZMO 07-01 25270 3.3 838 2.8 PALMYRA TRI-STAR BURDETTE MAIER, MICHAEL L., STITZER, WI

724

2 4328

611

2 1805

SENIOR FOUR YEAR OLDS DEER-HILL HANNIBAL BIANCA 04-10 27150 4.1 1130 3.0 826 SWEET-PEPPER BLACK HANNIBAL DONOVAN, BEVERLY J., BENTON, ME

EMERALD-FARMS POKERS SWEETHING 04-09 18690 4.6 872 3.3 630 21940 DES CHAMOIS POKER-ET JODREY, KASSADY, TAYLOR, WINCHESTER, OH MAPLE-DELL POKER DAISY 04-08 16660 5.3 883 3.3 556 DES CHAMOIS POKER-ET WINKLER, ALEXIS ANN, WOODBINE, MD

20886

JUNIOR FOUR YEAR OLDS CONEBELLA PERCY’S TIVA 04-05 25430 4.0 1038 3.2 KILDARE PERCY GABLE, DONALD C., ELVERSON, PA

827

27712

GRAND-VIEW BURDETTE DISCO 04-04 25280 4.0 1025 3.1 808 PALMYRA TRI-STAR BURDETTE BUSCH, TIMOTHY H. & KATIE, CECIL, WI

27358

GOOD-VUE MANDARIN BRENDA 04-01 21140 5.3 1136 3.4 729 KAMOURASKA MANDARIN HANSON, MATTHEW, GOODRIDGE, MN

26873

CONEBELLA OBLIQUE’S MUNA 04-00 21700 4.6 1014 3.1 JELYCA OBLIQUE GABLE, DONALD C., ELVERSON, PA

689

25188

R-LYN PRUDENCE DELIAH 04-03 21830 4.5 1004 3.1 SUNNY-ACRES JURISPRUDENCE DOODY, SHERRIE, THURMONT, MD

688

25094

GOOD-VUE DREAM VANESSA 04-02 21080 4.5 968 3.2 679 24318 NEXUS DREAMER HANSON, DAVID, MATTHEW & STEVEN, GOODRIDGE, MN VALES-PRIDE BURDETTE OLIVIA 04-05 19620 5.2 1023 3.1 620 24128 PALMYRA TRI-STAR BURDETTE VALENTINE, MICHAEL & DENISE, EMMITSBURG, MD

2 9459

GRAND-VIEW RIGGINS DORI 04-02 21890 4.1 905 3.1 699 PALMYRA POKER RIGGINS BUSCH, TIMOTHY H. & KATIE, CECIL, WI

23911

PALMYRA BURDETTE R GREER 04-11 22880 4.1 944 3.4 779 2 5315 PALMYRA TRI-STAR BURDETTE SHANK MEYERS, ERIN, HAGERSTOWN, MD

PALMYRA NAPIER R BETHANY 04-00 21720 3.9 863 3.4 754 ARDMORE CROWN NAPIER CREEK, MARK ALLEN, HAGERSTOWN, MD

23707

FAMILY-AF-AYR LANCE POLLY 04-10 22120 4.1 920 3.1 698 FAMILY-AF-AYR R. LANCELOT FAMILY-AF-AYR FARM LLC, CALEDONIA, IL

BEAR-AYR BURDETTE HONEY 04-04 22190 3.6 811 3.1 703 22820 PALMYRA TRI-STAR BURDETTE BEAR-AYR FARM - DONNA J MERTZ &, BLAIR, NE

2 4173

MUELLER’S BURDETTE RENEE 04-08 21710 3.9 859 3.3 731 2 3486 PALMYRA TRI-STAR BURDETTE MUELLER, TAMI + BRIAN & ADRIAN, CUBA CITY, WI

LAZY M PRESTIGE GUROO 04-03 22640 3.6 831 2.8 DES CHAMOIS PRESTIGE MAIER, MICHAEL L., STITZER, WI

643

22794

ONWORD POKER APPLE BLOSSOM 04-07 22880 3.5 814 3.2 DES CHAMOIS POKER-ET WORDEN, JACOB, OELWEIN, IA

755

2 3459

LAZY M IDEOSTAR DINA 04-01 22610 2.9 665 2.9 AYR-PHOE IDEOSTAR MAIER, MICHAEL L., STITZER, WI

661

20764

R-LYN ALONA ALOHA 04-10 19180 5.0 975 2.9 MOWRY’S MODEM PYRENNES DOODY, SHERRIE, THURMONT, MD

574

2 3031

FAMILY-AF-AYR BBBK PAYSON 04-11 21350 3.6 781 3.3 709 BLACKADDAR B B KELLOGG FAMILY-AF-AYR FARM LLC, CALEDONIA, IL

2 2200

GOOD-VUE RISTOURNS TONI 04-07 22230 3.3 750 3.1 705 2 2058 LAGACE RISTOURN HANSON, MICHAEL, LINDA, GOODRIDGE, MN

SENIOR THREE YEAR OLDS SUNNY-ACRES PRIME VICI 03-10 24200 4.6 1116 3.0 736 DE LA PLAINE PRIME EVANS, DOUGLAS E., GEORGETOWN, NY

27665

GOOD-VUE BALLAST LAWRY 03-08 23670 3.4 809 3.4 810 24049 PALMYRA REALITY BALLAST HANSON, MICHAEL, LINDA, GOODRIDGE, MN JERECZEK OBLIQUE 203 03-06 19800 4.5 898 3.0 610 22496 JELYCA OBLIQUE JERECZEK HOMESTEAD DAIRY LLC, DODGE, WI

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Queen’s Corner Hello, everyone!! I hope you have all done well at the shows this year. I wish I could have made it to Harrisburg, but I hope to make it to Louisville! I had so much fun at Eastern States and at World Dairy Expo! I was hoping to have some of my own Ayrshires at Eastern States but something came up and my Aunt and Uncle (they were trucking my cows) couldn’t make it. I met some new people at Eastern States, but my favorite part was watching the show and seeing all the wonderful cows everyone brought out. It was a pleasure working beside the Massachusetts Ayrshire Princess, Caitlyn Small, at the Eastern National. Thank you, Carl Foland, for allowing me the opportunity to show your winter calf in the showmanship class. The World Dairy Expo was amazing! Other than waiting at the airport to fly to Madison where our plane was delayed two hours, causing us to miss our connecting flight in Chicago, and not making it to Madison until midnight the night before the show,

JUNIOR THREE YEAR OLDS PALMYRA BURDETTE P RAYNA 03-03 33960 4.6 1568 3.1 1068 3 9100 PALMYRA TRI-STAR BURDETTE CREEK, EVAN P., HAGERSTOWN, MD HAZCROFT REALITY CLEOPATRA 03-04 27230 6.2 1690 3.2 PALMYRA TRI-STAR REALITY COULEE CREST LLC, CASHTON, WI

885

3 7162

PALMYRA NAPIER B BONNIE 03-05 23480 3.9 934 3.2 752 ARDMORE CROWN NAPIER CREEK, MARK ALLEN, HAGERSTOWN, MD

2 5188

OLD-BANKSTON JC BRI-ELLA 03-01 22960 4.0 926 3.1 MAPLEBURN REMINGTON -ET WINKLER, CECILIA, WOODBINE, MD

2 4741

728

FAMILY-AF-AYR DISTINCT CARINA 03-02 19520 5.2 1026 3.1 616 24105 FAMILY-AF-AYR DISTINCTION FAMILY-AF-AYR FARM LLC, CALEDONIA, IL GRAND-VIEW BURDETTE DEBRA 03-04 23190 3.7 869 3.1 727 PALMYRA TRI-STAR BURDETTE BUSCH, TIMOTHY H. & KATIE, CECIL, WI

2 4071

VALES-PRIDE PRIME PHANTASY 03-05 19060 5.3 1017 3.2 610 2 3795 DE LA PLAINE PRIME VALENTINE, MICHAEL & DENISE, EMMITSBURG, MD NAPIERS NANCY 335 03-02 20840 4.2 888 3.3 706 ARDMORE CROWN NAPIER HABERMANN, TODD, MANITOWOC, WI

2 3397

BEAR-AYR PRIME REBECCA 03-03 20830 4.2 883 3.3 698 2 3272 DE LA PLAINE PRIME BEAR-AYR FARM - DONNA J MERTZ &, BLAIR, NE

it was a good trip. The show was marvelous! Even though I had a lot of fun handing out the awards during the show, I loved just watching the show and being up close to all the amazing animals. Just to be able to walk around the barns and see all the amazing cows was an experience of a lifetime. It was a pleasure to meet the Miss United States Agriculture and the Mrs. United States Agriculture at World Dairy Expo. I hope that someday I will be able to compete at World Dairy Expo with my Ayrshires, but I know it takes time and effort to get good quality cows. ~Mackensie Schofield, National Ayrshire Queen

GOOD-VUE DREAMERS BLISS 03-05 19500 4.5 894 3.3 662 2 2720 NEXUS DREAMER HANSON, MATTHEW & STEVEN, GOODRIDGE, MN GOOD-VUE SIM BENTLY 03-02 21120 3.8 813 3.4 724 2 2647 RONICK SIMBAD HANSON, DAVID, MATTHEW & STEVEN, GOODRIDGE, MN GOOD-VUE POWER CHERRYPIE 03-01 19120 3.5 674 3.6 705 2 0057 ANMAR PETER POWER HANSON, MICHAEL, LINDA, GOODRIDGE, MN SENIOR TWO YEAR OLDS PALMYRA BERKELY P RUTH 02-10 25260 4.7 1196 3.1 789 PALMYRA BENDIG BERKELY CREEK, EVAN P., HAGERSTOWN, MD

2 9429

PALMYRA BERKELY P RITA 02-11 25130 4.4 1119 3.3 847 PALMYRA BENDIG BERKELY CREEK, EVAN P., HAGERSTOWN, MD

2 8807

DEER-HILL BUTTERFLY FRANCIS 02-11 21620 3.8 833 3.4 736 DEER-HILL FRANCIS DONOVAN, BEVERLY J., BENTON, ME

2 3156

JUNIOR TWO YEAR OLDS RIDALE REAL SHIREAL 02-05 19620 4.8 945 3.6 725 2 3873 PALMYRA TRI-STAR REALITY FREEMAN, DALTON+DILLON+BREANNE, BREMEN, IN ONWORD MOR JELLO SHOTS 02-05 21980 4.0 899 3.1 LAGACE MORDICUS WORDEN, JACOB, OELWEIN, IA

698

2 3855

CONEBELLA PERCY’S SULLY 02-04 19160 4.6 888 3.5 KILDARE PERCY GABLE, DONALD C., ELVERSON, PA

673

2 2611

2 2245

MAINSTREAM BUR BAILEY 03-00 21440 4.0 878 2.8 613 PALMYRA TRI-STAR BURDETTE KORTUS, MARK RANDALL, LYNDEN, WA

2 2795

BLUE-SPRUCE BURDETTE 11539 03-01 20110 4.3 879 3.3 669 PALMYRA TRI-STAR BURDETTE BLUE SPRUCE FARM INC, BRIDPORT, VT

CONEBELLA KANSAS’ CLODIA 02-03 19140 4.6 887 3.2 625 HAUTPRE KANSAS GABLE, JOSEPHINE L., ELVERSON, PA

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*The published ‘high’ lactations are those 305-day lactations with either Milk, Fat, or Protein values at least 25% higher than last years averages.

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Calendar DEADLINES Dec. 4 - Jan./Feb. Digest Advertising Deadline Dec. 31 - REWARDS Program Cash Discount Deadline Jan. 1 - Classification Sign-Up Deadline for KY, TN, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, AR, MO, OK, TX Feb. 1 - Classification Sign-Up Deadline for WI Feb. 5 - March/April Digest Advertising Deadline March 1 - Classification Sign-Up Deadline for A, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, NV, UT, CO, ZA, NM March 31 - REWARDS Program Enrollment Deadline April 1 - Classification Sign-Up Deadline for IN, MI, OH, WV April 6 - May/June Digest Advertising Deadline May 1 - Classification Sign-Up Deadline for NY, ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI June 20 - July/Aug. Digest Advertising Deadline Aug. 4 - Sept./Oct. Digest Advertising Deadline Oct. 10 - Nov./Dec. Digest Advertising Deadline SALES March 23-24, 2018 - Spring Fling II at Old Bankston, Epworth, IA March 24, 2018 - Iowa Spring Extravaganza, West Union, IA March 30, 2018 - Ohio Spring Sale, Columbus, OH April 6, 2018 - Kentucky National Sale, Louisville, KY April 6, 2018 - New York Spring Sale, Syracuse, NY April 14, 2018 - Wisconsin Spring Sale, Neillsville, WI April, 2018 - Pennsylvania Spring Sale, To Be Announced June 30 - Grand National Ayrshire Sale, Branson, MO MEETINGS Dec. 1-3 - ABA Director & Committee Meetings, Columbus, OH June 27-30 - National Ayrshire Convention, Branson, MO 2019 National Ayrshire Convention - Hosted by New York Ayrshire Breeders 2020 National Ayrshire Convention - Hosted by Vermont Ayrshire Breeders SHOWS March 30, 2018 - Ohio Spring National Show, Columbus, OH April 5-9, 2018 - New York Spring Carousel Show, Syracuse, NY April 6, 2018 - Kentucky National Show, Louisville, KY April 27-28, 2018 - Wisconsin Dairy Showcase, Madison, WI Visit the usayrshire.com website for a complete calendar listing of events.

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Shayr-A-Heifer By Becky Payne and Janelle Watson The Wisconsin Ayrshire Breeders’ Association has developed their own brand of investing in the future of youth and the Ayrshire breed. Standing the test of time since the early 1970s, the Wisconsin ShayrA-Heifer program should inspire all breeders to develop our own innovative way (or borrow theirs) to give youth a taste of what our breed has to offer. The Shayr-A-Heifer program was designed to give young people the opportunity to work with a registered Ayrshire as a project animal, but perhaps don’t have the resources to buy one on their own. The WABA believes that if they can help youth with the first step in purchasing an Ayrshire heifer, they will want to continue working with registered Ayrshires. The ultimate goal is to not only put an Ayrshire into a herd, but also for the Ayrshire to compete with any other breeds present. The WABA has put together requirements for the sire and dam that will allow the calf to excel in any dairy environment. Ownership of the animal is a 50/50 split between the WABA and the selected junior. The contract ends after two years, at which time the junior member has the choice to either sell the animal at the Wisconsin Ayrshire Spring Sale for 50% of the proceeds, or simply buy out the remaining half. The heifers used for the program are spring calves, making them suitable show projects for youth. During the two-year contract, the junior members are able to exhibit their heifer at county and state shows. Along with exhibiting their Ayrshire, the youth are encouraged to complete a scrapbook and a short essay to showcase their work and their heifer’s show placings. Awards for completion of the project and scrapbook include recognition at the annual meeting, a plaque and cash prizes. The participating juniors are also encouraged to breed their heifer during the two years. They are given advice from the WABA on a prime age to breed their heifer and resources for what bulls to choose. At the end of the contract, the junior members almost always buy the heifers outright because they have developed a relationship with their animals and increased their knowledge of the breed. There are very few scenarios where the heifer is sold at the Wisconsin Spring Sale. Success of the program is evident! Monica (Streff) Schwittay of Peshtigo, WI,

Lily Charapata & Sugar is now an active breeder who got her start with Ayrshires through the Shayr-A-Heifer program in 1989. Monica reminisces about that time saying, “I was from a Holstein farm in the beginning. Dad asked each of us kids to pick a different breed and learn about it.” Monica chose the Ayrshire breed, and through her 4-H program learned of the Shayr-A-Heifer program. She applied, and

the rest as they say is history. Monica feels that her experience was extra special as the Wisconsin Ayrshire Breeders’ also assigned each participant a mentor, and she got Tom Dalton. She made a personal connection with Tom and John Dalton, and in that same year purchased two additional heifers from them. Monica feels that the mentor aspect

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My Story ABA Executive Director Becky Payne interviews Linda Hanson of Goodridge, Minnesota With this Digest following on the heels of the World Dairy Expo, the timing is perfect to catch up with Good-Vue Farm of Minnesota. Mike and Linda Hanson and their family were featured in a virtual farm tour sponsored by Lely during Expo. In addition to their accomplishments as progressive Ayrshire breeders, the Hansons have been innovative in their dairy’s expansion efforts. Last year they moved into a new freestall facility complete with two Lely A4 automatic milking systems and a Lely Vector automatic feeding system.

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ood-Vue Farms is a dairy and grain farm located in Northwest Minnesota. Established by Lynn and Norma Hanson, it is currently owned and operated by Mike and Linda Hanson who are welcoming their sons, Matthew and Steven, into the business. Their oldest son David and his wife Ashley, a veterinarian specializing in ET work, also have interests in the farm but do not currently live or work there. In September of 2016 the Hansons moved their registered Ayrshires from a 40-cow tie stall barn to a new 120 free stall facility that includes two Lely A4 milking robots, and a Vector robotic feeding system. In addition, the family farms 2,700 acres with 320 acres dedicated to corn for silage and hay for the dairy herd. The balance is cash grain crops of spring wheat, soybeans and malting barley. They also raise their own heifers. Labor

is nearly all family with a high school girl part-time some evenings and custom hiring of corn chopping. Mike’s dad, at 88, still runs tractors and combines.

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What factors prompted you to consider expansion and ultimately integrating this type of operation?

Since 1994, we milked in a late ‘70s model 40-cow tie stall barn with a bed pack shed for overrun. Dry cow facilities were limited, and it was difficult to transition cows as we would like. Heifer facilities were also maxxed out. As the boys attended and then finished college, they made it known they were interested in continuing in production agriculture. At that time, we began considering ways to bring them into the business. Land was extremely competitive, and we all liked the dairy cattle so we began looking at ways to expand there. We wanted a system that would complement our crop farming, eliminate or at least reduce the need for employees, and be technologically advanced. Robots were the easy decision. The feed system took more convincing; but after touring systems in Canada and pushing numbers as well as considering less tangible, but attractive advantages, we chose to install the Vector as well. The barn has two Lely A4 robots and four rows totaling 120 stalls with waterbeds for lactating cows. Bedding is wood shavings acquired locally. There is a separate fifth row with 36 free stalls for dry and close-up cows, two large maternity pens for calving and two spe-

cial needs pens, one of which currently houses baby calves from birth to about six weeks. Manure is handled with automatic scrapers which drop manure into a cross barn flume, flushed into a large holding tank and pumped into a storage lagoon. The battery powered TMR mixer and crane and grabber feeding system is housed in a “kitchen” on the east end of the barn. There is also a shop on the east end.

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Were there environmental concerns to address with the expansion?

We’re fortunate that the area we live in is low population, very rural and not too uptight regarding livestock agriculture. For the most part, our neighbors were pleased to see our kids coming home and dairy remaining in the community. We still needed to meet MPCA requirements and a county ordinance that is not very strict. Our engineer did the permitting submission. Our soils allowed us to get approved with only a packed clay liner for the new lagoon; and approval by our county feedlot officer after the engineer signed off was quick and simple. We have a lot of acres to spread manure, so concentration is not an issue. We are currently working on an MWQCP certification that gives us a state approval, protecting us from regulatory changes for at least 10 years.

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What nutritional and feeding modifications have you made as a result of the new opera-

With the introduction of the robots and free stalls, our feeding has changed from dry grain fed a scoop at a time and dry hay carried in by hand to automatic feeding an energy/ protein pellet in the robots and a partial mixed ration in the bunks consisting of alfalfa baleage, dry hay, corn silage, and a dry/corn protein mix. The robot pellet is dispensed according to feed tables

The Lely Vector automatic feeding system assists with feeding the lactating cows between 10-12 batches of feed per day, depending on intake.

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balanced for milk production and lactation stage. The robotic mixer dispenses PMR usually 10 to 12 times a day based on feed disappearance. In other words, if it scans and finds the manger nearly empty, it will return to the feed kitchen and mix a fresh batch, then deliver and dispense it in the empty manger. It also mixes a separate ration for the dry cows as needed, as well as a ration for the close-up group. The system can be programmed for up to 16 different rations.

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Do you look at mating decisions differently to address traits that are of higher importance with a robotic system?

We have always focused on both production traits and good type in our breeding decisions. With the robot, attention to milking speed and teat placement is taking on a new importance. Though the robot is remarkable at attaching on all kinds of udders, cows with extremely close rear teats, especially as they get stale, can increase failures and therefore increase fetch cows and cows needing assistance. As we approach a point of full capacity or more, milking speed becomes critical as slow cows increase average box time and limit the number of cows and pounds/minute produced, key factors in robot efficiency.

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Have you noticed an impact on production since the expansion?

We did see an increase in milk production from the start, though not as significantly as our early goals had hoped. This has recently changed with the many cows that have entered the new facility, gone dry and are now freshening again. These animals are performing much better and production has started to edge up again. Today we sit at a little over a 15-pound increase since moving in a year ago. The feeding system is still a work in progress with learning to balance bunks and

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a family operation at Good-Vue Farm with the Hansons (pictured from left) Steven, Lynn, Mike, Linda and Matthew. Photo by Lely

energy, yet we are confident in our ability to feed cows consistently and for efficient production.

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I know you have added some Holsteins to the herd to increase your cow numbers in the expansion. Do you notice any specific advantages or challenges between the breeds with this system?

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We knew we would need to purchase some cattle to get closer to full capacity sooner. When the opportunity came up to purchase the Daggett-Brook Ayrshire and Holstein herd, we jumped at the chance. We also purchased a few heifers from a local Holstein breeder and three nice heifers from John Dalton. A few of those animals came to us prior to start-up with the rest delivered the same day we moved our herd into the new barn. We have been pleased with the smooth transition and adjustment both herds have made. All of the Ayrshires learned to use the free stalls and headlocks immediately as did most of the Holsteins. There have been

Milking speed and teat placement are high priority traits with the implementation of the robot milking system.

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quick learners and slow learners from both breeds, but the first animal to use the robot all by herself was an Ayrshire. A year in, both breeds are performing well, learning and using the robots willingly and getting better every day.

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Has the integration of robotics made an impact in your personal lives, such as more time for hobbies, etc?

I would like to say we have all kinds of free time now with robots milking and feeding the cows. The reality is that we have had a lot to learn in the past year and probably havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t completely tapped the time advantages robots can offer. Our time is used differently with more flexibility and ability to focus on cow management but there is still cow care to do. Cash cropping 2,700 acres has many demands from seed time to harvest, so that keeps us busy through the summer as well. However, we can take care of three times as many cows with much less physical labor or additional help. As necessary, someone can manage cows all alone. It will be interesting to see as we wind down the field work season and move into our second winter with robots how we can better enjoy the benefits of robotic milking. A personal advantage Mike and I have discovered is that when we are away from home, we no longer receive the phone call from the boys asking how to fix something...they know more about the milking equipment than we do now! To learn more about the Hansonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; operation, check out the virtual tour at https://worlddairyexpo.com/ pages/2017-Virtual-Farm-Tours. php

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is important so that kids have a person to ask any questions they have. Today Monica and her husband Jeremy have a commercial dairy that includes Ayrshires, and they can always be found offering support to all dairy youth. The WABA has increased their marketing and advertisement efforts of the program and the breed in general over the years. The Shayr-A-Heifer program has been advertised in the 4-H newsletter, “The Clover Line,” which covers all 72 counties in the state of Wisconsin. The association has also reached out to Wisconsin FFA chapters to market Ayrshires and get more youth involved with the breed. Exhibiting at county fairs is also a great way to market the breed to the people who don’t have Ayrshires. Each year many applications are evaluated, and the winners have done a great job in raising their Ayrshires. Many of the farms and breeders who are members of the WABA got their start in Ayrshires through the Shayr-A-Heifer program. “We have always had tremendous results with this program,” says Bill Kolaske of the Wisconsin Ayrshire Breeders’ Association, “It’s a great way to get youth involved with the Ayrshire breed.”

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Pennsylvania Ayrshire Breeders’ Association 55 memberships in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

For more information contact: President: Janel Zinn, Newburg, PA Phone: 71-377-0755 l Vice President: Sharon Nolan, Cochranville, PA Phone: 610-505-5201 Secretary/Treasurer: Lori Baumgardner, Dillsburg, PA Phone:717-432-3169 l www.paayrshires.com

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season! Congratulations to all who competed in the 2017 show season, and wishing you all success and happiness in the New Year.

TIMBERLAWN FARM Susan Edwards

610.869.8286 320 Prange Road, West Grove, PA 19390

Happy Holidays The Baumgardner Family to all our Dillsburg, PA R 717-432-3169 Ayrshire wildcowz@hughes.net Visitors Always Welcome! friends!

Upcoming Digest Deadline: January/February Southern National Wrap-Up

Deadline: December 4 5% Deadline Discount!!!

Contact Marjorie to reserve your space! 614.339.5394 l purebred.sales@gmail.com

World Ayrshire Event Sale By Robin Alden he World Ayrshire Event sale was held on the evening of October 4, 2017 at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. Fourteen head of the country’s finest Ayrshires averaged $3,889 each, making it a memorable event. The sale was managed by the Ayrshire Breeders’ Association and Tradition Auction Services, LLC. Lynn Lee served as the auctioneer, while Neal Smith read pedigrees. Live viewing and bidding was also available on Cowbuyer.com. The high seller of this year’s event was Stillmore Gentle Ina, a Junior Two-Year-Old who went through the sale ring just hours after a fourth-place finish at the International Ayrshire Show. The VG-88 Gentleman daughter was also a class winner at the Minnesota State Fair for consignor Stillmore Cattle Co. of Pine Island, Minnesota. She is out of a Nominated All-American, VG-88 Pretty Boy daughter, and goes back to Stillmore Laro Isabella EX-94, two-time Reserve All-American. Struck off at $7,900, she is now the property of Mike Beltz of Lake City, Minnesota. The second-high seller of the day was added after placing third and first junior in the Four-Year-Old class at the International Ayrshire Show. Hi-Ayr-View Free Beer Me, recently scored Excellent, was consigned by Down & Dirty – Alexis Williams, Mabel, Minnesota, and KCCK – Kaleb, Cole & Carter Kruse of Dyersville, Iowa, and

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has also had a successful show season at the Wisconsin Spring Show and Iowa State Fair this year. The Free Beer daughter is projected to make 27,000M and over 1,100F this lactation, and sold on service to Predator. She was purchased by Hayley and Audrey Souza of Milbank, South Dakota for $7,600. Four embryo lots comprised of 16 total embryos averaged an impressive $508 per embryo as well. The high-selling embryo lot was a very exciting consignment from Erin Curtis-Szalach of Cazenovia, New York – an offering of three #1 IVF embryos by a mutually agreeable sire and out of Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata EX-93, the perennial show-winner and high-CPI cow. Colata’s show winnings are a mile long, and her legacy will continue in Canada, as the package was purchased by Bob Tolhurst of Vankleel Hill, Ontario, for $950 per embryo. The following lots also sold for over $4,000: Bavaroise Dreamer Abella-ET (12/16) .........................$6,500 S: Nexus Dreamer C: Charpentier, Roberge, Hardy-Demers & Ahlholm, QC? B: John Hawvermale, OH Lazy M Dream McKenzie-ET (9/16).............................. $5,500 S: Nexus Dreamer C: Michael Maier, WI B: James D. Ward, NY

National Ayrshire Queen Mackensie Schofield; buyers Mike and Cassandra Beltz, Lake City, MN; leadsman Mackenzie Ullmer, Sale Staff Damian Ullmer, Consignor Steve Searles, Sale Staff Tim Busch, In the box - reading pedigrees was Neil Smith, Auctioneer of the sale was Lynn Lee. Old-Bankston JC Blanca-ET (3/17)............................... $4,700 S: Family-Af-Ayr Distinction C: Paul Zimmerman, WI B: Ashley & Kelly Hawvermale, OH Arrow’s Gentle Addiction (6/17) .................................$4,200 S: Duo Star Gentleman-ET C: Mackenzie Ullmer, Tyler Boyer & Monica Schwittay, WI B: Monica Schwittay, WI

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The 2020 Ayrshire World Conference will be hosted by the Australian Ayrshire Breeders January 12-30, 2020. There is an itinerary and fee schedule online at www.australianayrshire.com.au. A highlight of the itinerary will be to attend the prestigious International Dairy Week, which is widely known as the largest dairy show in the southern hemisphere. We hope to be sending a delegation from US Ayrshire to attend this conference. If you have interest, please inform the ABA office so that we might help each other find the most economical travel arrangements for our group. It sounds like a great way to warm up in January! 28

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U.S. Ayrshire Breeders’ Foundation Committee CHAIRMAN NEAL SMITH:

4724 Seminary Rd., Smyrna, TN 37167 l (615)417.0759 l Term expires June 2018

TREASURER SHARON TENTINGER: 40913 200th St., Remsen, IA 51050 l (712) 786-2302 l Term expires June 2019

JOHN RODGERS: 95 Plum Lane, Belleville, PA 17004 l (717) 250-8010 l Term expires June 2019

DICK WITTER: PO Box 166, Mehoopany PA 18629 (717) 250-1399 l Term expires June 2020

DOUG FENTON: 22050 SR 136, Winchester, OH 45967 l (937) 205-1209 l Term expires June 2017 To be a valued resource in the enhancement of the U.S. Ayrshire Breeders’ Association, its cattle, its membership and its youth.

Advertising Index Ayrshire Foundation.............................. 22 Barrens View Farm............................... 23 Blue Spruce Farm.................................. 30 Castonguay Ayrshires........................... 19 Diamond Ridge Farm........................... 13 Elm-Ayr Farms........................................ 15 Emerald Farms....................................... 15 Hall’s Ayrshires.........................................3 Hardy Farm............................................ 13 Hidden Springs Ayrshires.................... 13 Missouri ABA.......................................... 22 Oake Knoll Ayrshires............................ 13 Palmyra Farm...........................................2 Plum Bottom Farm................................. 23 Ridale Genetics..................................... 13 Select Sires............................................. 29 Spring Run Farm.................................... 15 Sunny Acres Farm.................................. 32 Sunspar Farms....................................... 31 Timberlawn Farm.................................. 23

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Index Breeding that Shines Our breeding philosophy strives for sleek and powerful cows that have outstanding production and components, clockwork fertility, impeccable udders, and moderate frames with correct feet, legs, and rumps that carry cows through numerous lactations. For this balanced approach to breeding, the Production-Type Index (PTI) is a key tool in identifying sires that will increase total performance and genetic potential generation after generation. Of our current maternal lines, none demonstrate that aproach better than the White Rose branch of the “SS” line.

Sunspar SS Ristourn’s holly

P9 +488 PTI • +278 NM$ • VG-88 93 lbs. Last Test Day (Partial Grazing System) #112 on August 2017 High CPI Cow List Due June 2018 to Des Coteaux Rubicom

Her Dam:

Sunspar SS Law’s White Rose P7 +441 PTI • +75 NM$ • VG-88 4-11 293D 19,580M 3.5% 688F 3.3% 637P 5-11 305D 20,550M 3.7% 751F 3.2% 660P Due July 2018 to Des Coteaux Amazing

Her Daughter:

Sunspar SS Rockstar’s Magnolia Elite P9 +503 PTI • +330 NM$ #64 on August 2017 Elite Heifer List Due July 2018 to Des Coteaux Rubicom

Her Sister:

Sunspar SS Dreamer’s Frost P6 +439 PTI • +25 NM$ • GP-83 Classified 10 Days Fresh into 1st Lactation Res. Supreme Champ. WV Dairy Show Due June 2018 to Ruisseau Clair Adidas

SUNSPAR FARMS Patrick Parsons November/December 2017

Parkersburg, West Virginia • 304.615.0305 www.sunsparfarms.com • info@sunsparfarms.com Facebook.com/SunsparFarms

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