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Canadians dominate supreme champion pageant

MADISON, Wis. -- The World Dairy Expo’s supreme champion pageant is a sight to behold, filling the Alliant Energy Center with an electrifying anticipation that can be felt by every spectator. As the main lights fade from bright to out and spotlights take aim, the formalities begin with a welcome, the singing of national anthems and crystal-clear introductions of the supreme champion contenders.

The grand champion of each of the seven breed shows is carefully evaluated by the judges and when the scoring is done, the drama comes to a beath-taking climax.

This year, the Canadians once again had reason to be proud and celebrate as not just one ... but two of their own were selected for the show’s ultimate spotlight.

Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn (EX-95), owned by Ty-D Holsteins, Drolet & Fils, Ferme Jacobs, A. & R. Boulet, Inc. of Cap-Sante, Quebec, received the top honor of supreme champion. Earlier in the day, Maya had been named the winning aged cow, senior champion, grand champion and champion bred-and-owned of the 2013 International Holstein Show. She was the 2012 Reserve All-Canadian 5-year-old and also reserve grand champion of Quebec’s Three Rivers Expo Show, second place 5-year old at last fall’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and third place 5-year old at the 2012 Quebec International Fall Show.

Maya is sired by Braedale Goldwyn and out of Bonaccueil Maya Thunder.

As supreme champion, Maya’s owners were awarded the Gregory Blaska Memorial Trophy, a $1500 cash prize courtesy of BouMatic, a champion sash, a royal blanket and a director’s chair.

KHW Regiment Apple-3-ETN (VG-89), owned by Westcoast Holsteins of Chilliwack, British Columbia, was named reserve supreme champion. Apple 3, a 4-year old, had stood as the senior and grand champion of the 2013 International Red & White Show on Friday, October 4. In 2011, she was the first place junior 2-year old and intermediate champion at World Dairy Expo. She further distinguishes herself as the third clone of KHW Regiment Apple-ET, out of Kamps Hollow Altitude-ET, and was sired by Carrousel Regiment-Red.

Westcoast Holsteins, located in Chilliwack, British Columbia, strives for top quality genetics that have both deep pedigrees and show style – evident by their recognition as Premier Exhibitor this year at the 2013 International Red & White Show.

As reserve supreme champion, Apple-3’s owners received $1000 from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., a champion sash, a royal blanket and a director’s chair.

World Dairy Expo is a global dairy producer event that hosts the elite dairy cattle show, the largest dairy-focused trade show in the world and educational seminars. Held each fall, this premier event serves as the industry’s meeting place