WORLD DAIRY EXPOSITION
|The breed champions of the youth show were exhibited by, from left to right: Josh McKay, Jersey; Britney Hill, Ayrshire; David Riley (not pictured), Milking Shorthorn; Amanda Bassler, Brown Swiss; Jaclyn Peterson, Guernsey; Kyle Natzke and Kyle Demmer, Red & White, and Jordan Ebert, Holstein. Photo courtesy of Agri-Graphics
MADISON, Wis. – Jordan and Whitney Ebert of Algoma, Wisconsin, captured the very highest honors at the World Dairy Exposition’s supreme champion pageant for junior exhibitors, held here on Saturday, Oct. 6. The regal presentation of grand champions from the seven Junior shows that had taken place earlier in the week was the opening chapter of the grand finale that was witnessed by nearly 5000 people in the Alliant Energy Center.
Jordan and Whitney’s supreme champion was Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET (EX-92), a senior 3-year old, All-Wisconsin Holstein who had been named grand champion of the Holstein show three days earlier.
Jordan is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying dairy science. His younger sister, Whitney, 16, attends Algoma High school where she is active on the softball team. The brother-sister team received a $1000 cash award courtesy of BouMatic, a champion sash courtesy of Family Dairies USA, a royal blanket courtesy of Select Sires Inc., and a director’s chair courtesy of Royal Brand Embroidery.
Ms Del-Hollow Javent-Red-ET, owned by Kyle Natzke and Kyle Demmer, from Fond du Lac, Wis., was named reserve supreme champion. She entered the ring as the grand champion of the International Red & White Junior Show.
Owners Kyle Natzke and Kyle Demmer were roommates at UW-Madison in the Farm and Industry Short Course program, and together they purchased Ms Del-Hollow. Natzke was also the 2009 recipient of the Merle Howard Award for his exemplary skill and passion in showing and the dairy industry in general. As owners of the reserve grand champion, Natzke and Demmer received a $500 cash award courtesy of Udder Comfort, a champion sash courtesy of Family Dairies USA, a royal blanket courtesy of Ameriprint, and a director’s chair courtesy of the Tom Lyon Family.