EAST AMWELL, NJ – Results were just announced for the Open Dairy Show at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair. Various classes were held depending on the age and sex of the animal, and they were divided by breed.
The Emmons Memorial Premiere Exhibitor award, given based on placings of all animals from the same farm, went to HunCol Guernseys of West Amwell, the name of the dairy herd owned by West Amwell resident Betty Jane Hunt and her son, Peter. Many of the animals in the show were exhibited by members of the Mount Airy 4-H Dairy Club, of which shet is a leader.
The Supreme Champion award, given for the top cow of any breed, went to Amanda Wengryn of Ringoes for her 3-year-old Holstein cow named Penn Breeze Brady Marsha. This came after it was judged intermediate age champion and grand champion Holstein. Reserve champion went to Cassidy Hunt for her senior 3-year-old cow Dogwood Lane Silverado Beva, earlier chosen the grand champion Guernsey. Frances Streicher took first-place junior 2-year-old Holstein with Hol-Val Honeybee Angela, which was also the reserve intermediate champion and reserve champion.
Other Holsteins placing first were: spring-born heifer calf, Millennial by Emily, shown by Rebecca Phillips; winter heifer calf, McWilliams Loaded Gun, showed by Maggie Wichelhaus; fall heifer calf, Millennial Def Tinkerbell, shown by Rebecca Phillips; summer yearling heifer, Fairmont Doe A-Royal-2016, shown by Mikayla Fulper; spring yearling heifer, Derwood GC Springheart, shown by Jacquilin Kirby; winter yearling heifer, S&R Rocky Defiant Ember, shown by Rebecca Phillips; and fall yearling heifer, Fulp Acres Asteroid Orbit, exhibited by Savanah Lighthart. Of these animals, the Phillips entry Tinkerbell was named junior champion and Wichelhous’s Gun, reserve champion.
In the Brown Swiss breed classes, winners were: spring heifer calf Hun-Val Louis Amelia, shown by Ashlee Gibbons; fall heifer cow (older) G Outlaw Kounty Georgia, Rowdy Meys; fall heifer calf (younger), KDY Tequila Maxx-Force, Alexis Roell. Ashlee’s calf was named junior champion and Alexis’s, reserve champion. Among older cattle, winners were: senior 2-year-old, Mills End Samantha, shown by Jacob Van Doren; and senior 3-year-old, Navistar, Holland Valley Farm. Samantha was named intermediate champion and grand champion of the Brown Swiss, and Amelia, reserve champion. In the Dam and Daughter category, Van Doren won the prize with End Samantha and her BHF Braiden Shelby.
Winners in the Guernsey classes: spring heifer calf, Hun-Col Levi April, Cassidy Hunt; summer yearling heifer, Hun-Col Bo Axel Dolly, shown by Van Doren; spring yearling heifer, Hun-col Bo Axel Autumn, Cassidy Hunt. Dolly was chosen junior champion and Autumn, reserve junior champion. In other classes, senior 3-year-old, Dogwood Lane Silverado Beva, shown by Cassidy Hunt, also the intermediate champion. Cassidy also won the prizes for best three female cows and best dam and daughter. Aaron Lieboff’s cow was named senior reserve champion and overall reserve champion.
In the Jersey breed classes, the winter heifer calf SRD Fizz Hattie, shown by Rebecca Phillips, was named junior champion and her winter yearling heifer, SRD Irwin Rudolph, was reserve junior champion.
Showmanship classes were judged regardless of cattle breed, only based on the exhibitor’s age. Here are the winners: beginner, Kelly Wichelhous; intermediate, Savana Lighthart, experienced, Aaron Lieboff; and senior, Courtney Cooper. Lieboff won the Jack Coleman Fitting and Showmanship Award.