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Sauders’ Jersey stands supreme of Junior show

MADISON, Wis. -- Junior show exhibitors Nic, Jeni, Ben and Andy Sauder won highest honors at the World Dairy Expo on October 5th. The four siblings from River Valley Dairy, Tremont, Ill., share ownerwship of Willdina Jade Bee, who was named supreme champion of Expo Junior shows held earlie in the week.

Representing the Jersey breed, of which she had been named senior and grand champion, Bee is a 5-year old, classified EX-91%. Her show ring credentials have been climbing steadily since 2009. She was named reserve junior champion in 2009 at World Dairy Expo, and won the reserve grand champion title at the 2011 International Jersey Junior Show. The third time (this year) was the charm as she won it all. Bee was bred by Willdina Farms in Bowmanville, Ontario, sired by Giprat Belles Jade and the daughter of Hermitage Duaiseoir Bette.

As supreme champion of the Junior show, Bee’s owners received a $1000 cash prize courtesy of BouMatic, a royal blanket, and a director’s chair.

The Sauders are well known at World Dairy Expo, having exhibited four grand champions in the past five years.

Cleland Advent Korie-Red-ET, exhibited by Joseph, Zacharia, Jerome and Darian Stransky and Ryan Lauber of Owatonna, Minn. was named the reserve supreme champion of the Junior Show. In addition to being the grand champion Red & White Holstein and winning aged cow of the Junior Show, she previously won top honors at the Minnesota State Fair, where she stood as first-place aged cow, best uddered cow and grand champion in both the open and junior shows. In 2012, she was the fourth-place 5-year old at the International Red & White Show and the Nominated All-American Red & White 5-Year Old.

Korie was bred by Jim and Vicky Cleland of Clinton, Wis. She is sired by KHW Kite Advent-Red-ET and out of Cleland VRR Kyran-Red-ET. Her owners received a $500 cash award courtesy of Udder Comfort, a royal blanket, and a director’s chair.