By Connor Lynch
MAXVILLE — This year’s winner of the Maxville Holstein Show will have its embryos flushed for the Japanese dairy market.
Jeanlu Stanleycup Alexis took top marks at the June 22 show at the Maxville Holstein Show. The cow, owned by Signature Holsteins at Morrisburg, had already been a strong contender, said owner Mike Farlinger. “She’d done well for us in the past: She was top four at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair twice, and was nominated All-Canadian.”
The cow’s part of a premium family, Farlinger said, bought three years ago from Blondin Farms in Quebec to be a show cow and a breeder cow. Her distinctively Holstein traits stood out immediately: “Size, strength and a near-perfect udder,” he said.
Despite her being a breeding cow, Farlinger isn’t planning on breeding her at the moment. With strong demand from the Japanese dairy market for her embryos, Farlinger planned to flush her until the winter and send the embryos overseas.
Here’s how the show, with 151 entries, shook out:
Grand Champion: Jeanlu Stanleycup Alexis, owned by Mike and Thea Farlinger of Signature Holsteins at Morrisburg, Ont., bred by Ferme J.P. Joulin & Fils at St. Georges Ouest, Que.
Reserve: Berautec Gold Fanta, owned by: Frank and Diane Borba of Modesto, Calif.; Lookout Holsteins of Canton De Hatley, Que.; Gerald Halbach of Tucson, Ariz.; and Elitehaven Genetics of Clonakilty, Ireland. Bred by Ferme Andre Audet Inc., of Compton, Que.
Honourable Mention: Garay Dempsey Amazing, owned by: Gaspar Fillion at Saint-Sebastien-De-Frontenac, Que.; and Ricky & Elizabeth Hall of East Montpelier, Ver. Bred by Gaspar Fillion.
Premier Breeder: Winright Holsteins, owned by Matt, Brian, Audrey and Eric Enright at Winchester.
Reserve: Cherry Crest Holsteins, owned by Kevin Johnston and Tammy Van Der Linden at Martintown.
Premier Exhibitor: Cherry Crest Holsteins.
Reserve: Redlodge Farms Inc., owned by Armin, Monica and Lucas Kagi, at Finch.
Senior Breeder’s Herd: Lookout Holsteins and Jerseys, owned by Callum McKinven and Katherine Beerwort at Canton de Hatley, Que.
Intermediate Champion: Garay Dempsey Amazing
Reserve: Glaustar Jacot Majesty Red, owned by: Adam Fraley at Muncy, Penn.; Frank and Diane Borba at Modesto, Calif.; Lookout Holsteins and Glaustar Holsteins at Compton, Que. Bred by Lookout Holsteins and Glaustar Holsteins.
Honourable Mention: Winright Gold Chip Explosion, owned by: Brian Joseph Enright at Winchester. Bred by Brian Joseph Enright and Jaquemet Holsteins at Winchester.
Junior Champion: Reyncrest Avalnche Lusha, owned by Bert, Ann, Paul and Steven Velthuis at Osgoode. Bred by Andrew Reynolds at Corfu, New York.
Reserve: Sun-Made Larions Crayon, owned by: Brian Joseph Enright, Frank and Diane Borba, Liberty Genetics at Kemptville, and Brandon Almeida at Hilmar, Calif. Bred by Dr. Chris Keim of Whitewater, Wis.
Honourable Mention: Duckett Sidekick Ollie-Et, owned by Morgon and Ethan McMillians at Hastings and Chris Uhr at Crysler. Bred by Michael and Julie Duckett at Rudolph, Wis.
Junior Premier Breeder: Ferme Malic at Levis, Que.
Reserve: Winright Holsteins
Junior Premier Exhibitor: Ferme Malic and Ponderosa Holsteins at Levis, Que.
Reserve: Brian Joseph Enright
Junior Breeder’s Herd: Brian Joseph Enright
Champion: Duckett Sidekick Ollie-Et
Reserve: Ashburn Jacoby JB Beauty, bred and owned by Ashburn Holsteins at Berwick.
EASTERN ONTARIO: Embryos from Maxville Holstein show champ to go to Japan
By Connor Lynch