TORONTO — For the first time in six years, a Holstein cow has been named supreme champion at the Royal.
Jacobs Windbrook Aimo, bred and owned by Ferme Jacobs at Cap Sante, Que., about 45 minutes west of Quebec City, was crowned supreme champ at this year’s Royal on Nov. 10. In the past, Aimo was named All-American and All-Canadian senior three-year-old in 2017, 1st bred and own champion at the 2017 Royal and reserve intermediate champion at last year’s Royal.
This was the first time since 2012 that a Holstein had been named supreme champ. From 2013 to 2017, all supreme champions have been Jersey cows.
The supreme dairy junior champion was Miss OCD Doorm Georgette, a Holstein cow bred by Oakfield Corners Dairy in New York. She was purchased by Winright Farms — run by Matt Enright, his wife, Erica and his parents, Brian and Audrey — for $20,000 at the Royal Sale of Stars a few days before the victory.