Calimero Dominates World Dairy Expo Ayrshire Show
Our Ayrshire sires dominated at World Dairy Expo 2010 held last week in Madison, Wisconsin.
Daughters of Margot Calimero created quite a sensation. Du Petit Bois Calimero Vista, owned by Alexandre Daigle from Saint-Édouard, and bred by the Du Petit Bois farm in Saint-Valérien was crowned Junior Champion. Various Calimero daughters dominated theyoung milking cow categories, earning three first-place awards and moving on to win the Intermediate Championship. The inventory of Calimero doses has run out, unfortunately. However, this sire’s influence will endure with many sons already submitted to the Young Sire Proving Program.
Poker daughters also made their mark with first prize winner De la Plaine Poker Pitoune, owned by the De la Plaine farm in Sainte-Françoise, among others. Many other Poker daughters ranked among the best in their class.
Jersey Edition: Outstanding Results for Semex/CIAQ sired daughters
Blackstone and Sultan daughters were among the best in their class. Robindale Sultan Juanita, owned by Jefferey H. Ross from Sherbrooke, Quebec, placed second among 32 heifers in the Summer Yearling Heifer class. A high-calibre Junior Championship concluded the heifer show, with the crowning of a Minister daughter.
All three Intermediate Champions are bred in Canada, and they are part of our sire progeny. Pine Haven SSM Marmie (daughter of Minister) was Intermediate Champion for a second consecutive year. Lookout Sweet Baby J (daughter of Comerica) Expo Quebec 2010 Supreme Champion, owned by Lookout Holstein & Jersey, North Hatley, Quebec and Rjf Jamaica Rockstar (daughter of Jamaica) came as Reserve and Honorable Mention respectively. This beautiful day ended with Bridon Remake Comerica ET being named Premier Sire.
Goldwyn Named Premier Sire, and Impressive Results for Québec Breeders at Holstein Show
Goldwyn daughters dominated the Holstein show as no other sire progeny in the history of the World Dairy Expo. It came to no surprise that Goldwyn was named Premier Sire. Such predominance was evident in heifer and young cow classes, where Goldwyn daughters placed first in eight classes. The oldest Goldwyn daughters, who are four year olds, literally dominated their class by earning the first four places; seven Goldwyn daughters ranked among the top ten. In addition to the Intermediate Champion title, Idee Goldwyn Lynley, owned by Gen-com Holstein and Jeff Butler, earned the title of Honorable Mention Grand Champion, while three Goldwyn daughters were crowned Junior Champions. Stormatic daughters managed to draw a great deal of attention as well, particularly Flechedor Stormatic Zita, owned by Annie Lecours and Luc Boisvert, who finished second in the mature cow class, winning Best Bred & Owned and earning the Honorable Mention Senior title. One Talent daughter and one Final Cut daughter dominated the Five-Year-Old and Senior Two-Year-Old classes respectively. Many Jasper daughters ranked among the top ten in the heifer classes; one of them won the Summer Yearling class.
Québec breeders enjoyed an excellent year, as shown by their winning of the Best State Herd title for a third year in a row. The renowned Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor banners were awarded to Ferme Pierre Boulet and Ferme Blondin respectively. Finally, three Goldwyn daughters from Ferme Petitclerc & fils Inc. were awarded the first place in the best three heifers category.
4 year old class lead by four Goldwyn daughters
Micheret Sid Alexandra, PEP daughter, was 5th place Senior 2 year old
Semex Walk of Fame includes six cows from Québec