TORONTO — Pleasant Nook Jerseys was one of the big winners in the dairy shows at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto last month.
The farm, owned by Rob and Julie Eby at Ayr, Ont., took home five awards, including the top cows in the lifetime component class and junior two-year-old, as well as premier exhibitor, premier breeder and breeder’s herd.
Here is a look at some of the top winners from across Ontario.
BLACK AND WHITE HOLSTEIN
Female, intermediate calf: Bonnie Brae Ape Quinn, bred and owned by Bruce and Susan Mode at Vankleek Hill, Ont.
Female, summer yearling: Kingsway Soloman Gorgeous, bred by Gord, Pauline, Morgon and Ethan McMillan of Kingsway Farms at Hastings, Ont.; owned by Kingsway Farms and Straitside Holsteins at Pugwash, N.S.
Female junior yearling: JM Valley Doorman Lexie, bred by Desnette Holsteins at Warwick, Que., Ferme Jendro Inc. at Rimouski, Que., Jean-Philippe Proulx at St. Anaclet, Que. and JM Valley Holstein at Amqui, Que.; owned by Paul and Judy Russworm of Patience Holsteins at Mildmay, Ont., Silvercap Holsteins at Greely, Ont. and Dave Eastman and Len Vis of Vogue Cattle Co. at Brighton, Ont.
Female, intermediate yearling: Ridge-Field Atlanta, bred by Ridge-Field Holstein at Blackstock, Ont.; owned by Joel Phoenix at Cannington, Ont., Werrhurst Holsteins at Oshawa, Ont. and Glamourview Holstein at Walkersville, Maryland
Junior champion female: Kingsway Soloman Gorgeous
Junior champion female — reserve: JM Valley Doorman Lexie
Junior champion female — honourable mention: Ridge-Field Atlanta
Female milking yearling: Florbil Doorman Lilly, bred by Dan and Jeff Bross of Florbil Farms Ltd. at Mildmay, Ont.; owned by Florbil Farms Ltd, Ari Ekstein of Quality Holsteins at Vaughan, Ont., Francesco Burtola of Agriber Societa Agricola SRL of Piacenza, Italy, Glen Beckett of Beckridge Holsteins at Keswick, Ont. and Oscar Dupasquier at Guelph, Ont.
Intermediate champion female — honourable mention: Trefle Chassep Doorman-ET, bred by Ferme Des Trefles Inc at Ste. Victoire de Sorel, Que.; owned by David R. Dyment at Dundas, Ont., Michael Heath at Westminister, Maryland and Kevin Jay Doeberiener and Lindsay Bowen at West Salem, Ohio
Production award: Knonaudale Jasmine, bred by Chris and Bobbi-Jo Uhr of Knonaudale Farms Inc. at Crysler, Ont., owned by Kingsway Farms and Knonaudale Farms Inc.
Junior exhibitor banner: Westcoast Holsteins at Vankleek Hill, Ont.
RED AND WHITE HOLSTEIN
Female, intermediate calf: Mount Elm Rev Me Up Toutou, bred and owned by Neil and Bryan Anderson at Vankleek Hill, Ont.
Champion bred and owned – honourable mention: Bobmur TJW Colt P Nibbles, bred by Alan Hawthorne of Bobmur Farms at Listowel, Ont. and Todd J. Whittier at West Sutton, Massachusetts; owned by Jordan Hawthorne at Listowel, Ont.
Female, senior calf: Avonlea Fizz’s Vendetta, bred by Jim and Liz Livock and Andrew and Jennifer Vander Meulen of Avonlea Genetics at Brighton, Ont., owned by Avonlea Genetics and Taylor and Will Vander Meulen, at Brighton, Ont.
Female milking yearling: Maker Applejack Get Over It, bred by Matt and Kerry Fraser of Maker Jerseys at Rockwood, Ont. and Lorne Ella at Hornby, Ont., owned by Budjon Farms at Lamira, Wisconsin and Peter Vail at Copake, New York
Female, junior 2-year old: Pleasant Nook Premier Jellyroll, bred and owned by Rob and Julie Eby of Pleasant Nook Jerseys at Ayr, Ont.
Female, senior 2-year old: Paullyn Vance Rainelle, bred by Paullyn Farms of Ayton, Ont.; owned by Rivendale Farms of Pittsburgh Llc, Pa, USA
Intermediate champion female — honourable mention: Paullyn Vance Rainelle
Intermediate champion female — reserve: Fairvista Koop Ferocious, bred by Murray Russwurm at Mildmay, Ont.; owned by Kevin Jacobs and Stephanie Benoit of Ferme Intense at Sainte-Brigitte-Des-Saults, Québec, Ferme Jacobs at Cap-Sante, Que. and William Morille of France
Lifetime component class: Pleasant Nook Happy Birthday, bred and owned by Pleasant Nook Jerseys
Breeder’s herd: Pleasant Nook Jerseys
Junior breeder banner: Charlyn Jerseys at Warwick Twp, Ont.
Premier exhibitor banner: Pleasant Nook Jerseys
Premier breeder banner: Pleasant Nook Jerseys
Female junior calf: West Meadow Dingmac R Elegant, bred and owned by Ian Dingwall at Cornwall, Ont. and Neil G. Kittle at Winchester, Ont.
Female, senior calf: West Meadow McKenzie, bred and owned by Neil G. Kittle
Junior champion female — reserve: West Meadow McKenzie
Female, senior 3-year old: Rosayre Dreamer’s Revenge, bred and owned by Ken and Shirley Rose at Mountain, Ont.
Production award: Rosayre Dreamer’s Revenge