LINDSAY — Simon Lalande has another champion in his Quebec barn.
The owner of Ferme Blondin in St-Placide, Que. has a keen eye for investing in great show cows and Mystique Goldwyn Boreale didn’t disappoint, being tapped as grand champion by judge Carl Phoenix of Cannington at the Ontario Summer Holstein Show in Lindsay.
Here are the Holstein, Jersey, and 4-H winners from the July 23 and 24 competitions.
Grand champion: Mystique Goldwyn Boreale, bred by Simon Lalande and Kim Côté of Ferme Blondin, St-Placide, Que. and Nadine Lalande and François Paiement of Ferme Mystique, Mirabel, Que.; owned by Ferme Blondin
Reserve: Keylas Sid Roxanna, bred by Douglas Winger, Cayuga, Ont.; owned by Ari Ekstein of Quality Farms Inc., Woodbridge, Ont., Glen Beckett of Beckridge Holsteins, Keswick, Ont., and Francesco Burtola of Abriber Societa Agricola SRL, Piacenza, Italy
Honourable mention: Kingsway Goldwyn Abba Dabba, bred by Gord, Pauline, Morgan, Emma, and Ethan McMillan of Kingsway Farms, Hastings, Ont., Jason Mell, Merrill, Wis., and Gerald Coughlin of Trent Valley Holsteins, Peterborough, Ont.; owned by Chelsea and Caitlyn Abbott, Enosburg, Vt.
Premier breeder: Kingsway Farms
Reserve: John, Cynthia, Christina, Justin, Ryan, and Vanessa Crowley, Crovalley Holsteins, Hastings, Ont.
Premier exhibitor: Ferme Blondin
Reserve: Kingsway Farms
Breeders herd: Kingsway Farms
Reserve: Quality Farms Inc.
Junior champion: MS Duckett Dyment Coral, bred by David Dyment of Dymentholm Genetics, Dundas, Ont., and Michael and Julie Duckett of Duckett Holsteins, Rudolph, Wis.; owned by Brad Eggink of Gracehaven Holsteins, Grimsby, Ont., and Christine Armstrong of Royal Lynn Holsteins, Cayuga, Ont.
Reserve: Claircrest Sid Deli, bred by Clair Petherick of Claircrest Holsteins and Jerseys, Campbellford, Ont.; owned by Trent Valley Holsteins, Jason Mell, and Chris and Jennifer Hill of MD-Hillbrook Sales and Service, Thurmont, Md.
Honourable mention: Trent Valley Goldchip Abra 6, bred by Gerald Coughlin and Jason Mell; owned by Lilyking Farm, Glenburnie, Ont., Lorne and Bobby Briscoe of Bonnechere Holsteins, Renfrew, Ont., and Trekili Holsteins, Napanee, Ont.
Junior premier breeder: Kingsway Farms
Reserve: Crovalley Holsteins
Premier exhibitor: Crovalley Holsteins
Reserve: Gracehaven Holsteins and Royal Lynn Holsteins
Junior herd: Claircrest Holsteins
Reserve: Crovalley Holsteins
Grand champion: Pleasant Nook Senior Jetstream, bred and owned by Rob and Julie Eby of Pleasant Nook Jerseys, Ayr, Ont.
Reserve: Marlau Socrates Arcadios ET, bred by Laurent Lambert of Ferme Marlau, Louiseville, Que., John Weaver of Weavercroft Far Ltd., Dorchester, Ont., and Julien and Charles-Antoine Sicard and Christine Desrosiers of Ferme Yvon Sicard, St-Justin, Que.; owned by Andrew and Jennifer Vander Meulen and Jim and Liz Livock of Avonlea Genetics, Brighton, Ont., Patty Jones, Puslinch, Ont., and Cybil Fisher, Green Bay, Wis.
Honourable mention: Bri-lin Premier Solstice, bred by Brian and Linda Raymer of BRI-LIN Jerseys, Bright, Ont.; owned by Pleasant Nook Jerseys
Breeders herd: Pleasant Nook Farm
Reserve: Tim, Sharyn, Stephynie, Bruce, Daniel, Melyssa, and Benjamin Sargent of Enniskillen Jerseys, Hampton, Ont.
Premier breeder/exhibitor: Pleasant Nook Jerseys
Reserve: Enniskillen Jerseys
Junior champion: Derouin Tequila Madone ET, bred by Ferme Drouin et Fils, Mirabel, Que.; owned by Ferme Yvon Sicard
Reserve: Avonlea CF Starstruck ET, bred and owned by Avonlea Genetics and Cybil Fisher
Honourable mention: Aland Perfect Radar, bred by Alan and Julie Cunnington, Caledon, Ont.; owned by Laurent Lambert and Weavercroft Farm Ltd.
Junior herd: Michael and Monique Bols of Drentex and Jenna James, Russell, Ont.
Reserve: Laurent Lambert and Weavercroft Farm
Champion showperson: Vanessa Crowley, Hastings, Ont.
Reserve: Brett Stockdale, Peterborough County
Honourable mention: Dan Werry, Durham West
Champion Holstein calf: Trent Valley Goldchip Abra 6, shown by Jessica Brown, Frontenac County
Reserve: Kingsway Doorman Ace, shown by Matt Forestell, Northumberland County
Honourable mention: Crovalley TNT Ammo, shown by Vanessa Crowley
Champion Jersey calf: Avonlea CF Starstruck ET, shown by Will Vander Meulen
Reserve: Minister Grace, shown by Madison Dyment
Honourable mention: Maplebrough Tequila Darcy ET, shown by Cameron Barkey 4H