By Farmers Forum staff
It was a clean sweep for one dairy farm family during their county show.
Neil, Margaret and Dave Comfort of Brookturn Holsteins at St. Anns owned the grand, reserve and honourable mention cow at the Niagara Holstein show on Aug. 22.
Late summer is a busy time for the dairy industry as many Holstein clubs hold their shows in August and September. Here are the top winners from this year’s Western Ontario Holstein shows. There was no show for Halton-Peel this year, while the Perth-Waterloo show will take place on Sept. 14 and the Haldimand-Norfolk show will take place on Oct. 2.
Grand: Maplekay O K Eileen, bred and owned by Josh and Jamie McKay of MapleKay Farms Limited at Woodstock, Ont.
Reserve: Bridgeview Sammy Donning, bred and owned by Brian Coleman of Bridgeview Farms at Brantford, Ont.
Grand: Hicklee Windbrook Spring, bred and owned by Cameron Hickling at Hanover, Ont.
Reserve: Kingsway Goldwyn Lauren, bred by Gord, Pauline, Morgon and Ethan McMillan of Kingsway Farms at Hastings, Ont., owned by Select Farm and Export Services Inc. at Hanover, Ont., Hodglynn Holsteins at Kincardine, Ont. and Gerardo and Jose Gonzalez in Mexico.
Honourable mention: Hicklee Armani Ariel, bred and owned by Cameron Hickling at Hanover, Ont. and Ed and Bonnie Franken at Teeswater, Ont.
Grand: Quality Atwood Angie, bred by Ari Ekstein of Quality Holsteins at Vaughan, Ont. and Frizzells Valleyview Farm Inc. at Hunter River, PEI, owned by Quality Holsteins
Reserve: Wendon Braxton Giggles, bred by Kevin, Becky, Avery, Wade and Mallory McGrisken of Kentville Holsteins at Melancthon, Ont., Jamie Farrell at Holstein, Ont. and Don, Wendy and Charity Chalack and Scott, Jillian & Marshall Hastie of Wendon Holsteins at Red Deer County, Alberta, owned by Kentville Holsteins
Grand: Maplekeys Reginald Mimi, bred and owned by Paul, Maryanne and Jason Vis at of Maplekeys Farms at Aylmer, Ont.
Reserve: Vanderhaven Redman Alice, bred by Andre Van Der Linden at Antigonish, Nova Scotia, owned by Forest Lee Farms Ltd. at Springfield, Ont.
Honourable mention: Maplekeys Uno Okotoks, bred and owned by Maplekeys Farms at Aylmer, Ont.
Grand: Stonyway Goldwyn Vee, bred by Marcel and Susan Delorme at Bearn, Que., owned by Adam Hodgins of Hodglynn Holsteins at Kincardine, Ont. and Chris, Ryan and David Steven of Little Star Holsteins at Watford, Ont.
Reserve: Charlyn Goldchip Sunrise, bred and owned by Charlyn Farms at Warwick Township, Ont.
Honourable mention: Hodglynn Beem Me Up, bred and owned by Hodglynn Holsteins and Little Star Holsteins
Grand: Wedgwood Windbrook Lulu, bred by Stanhope Dairy Farm Ltd. at Victoria, B.C., Wedgwood Holsteins at Cobble Hill, B.C. and Carlar Holsteins at Salmon Arm, B.C., owned by Echo Glen Farm at Dorcester, Ont. and Kenny McRae at Vankleek Hill, Ont.
Reserve: Cavanaleck Windbrook Sabeth, bred and owned by George ,Jim and Nathan of Cavanleck Farms Ltd. at Belmont, Ont.
Honourable mention: Applevue Solomon Ciara, bred by Gord Laidlaw of Applevue Farm at Brampton, Ont., owned by Barb and Paul Hunter of Echo Glen Farm at Dorchester, Ont., Doug Lloyd of Sprucetone Holsteins at Bradford, Ont. and Andrew Den Haan at Fergus, Ont.
Grand: Brookturn Sanchez Pretzel, bred and owned by Neil, Margaret and Dave Comfort of Brookturn Holsteins at St. Anns, Ont.
Reserve: Brookturn High Octane Lavandra, bred and owned by Brookturn Holsteins
Honourable mention: Haws Dempsey Rhyme, bred by Dave and Sharon Haws of Haws Farms at Grassie, Ont., owned by Brookturn Holsteins
Grand: Cityview Braxton Lois, bred by David G. Innes at Woodstock, Ont., owned by Brian, Sharon, Cole and Wes Haggins of Loralans Holsteins Weswin Holsteins and BBC Holsteins at Ruthven, Ont.
Reserve: Wayholme Reginald Petunia, bred by Cleon Bauman of Elmira, Ont., owned by Glen Sim of Glenbert Holsteins at Embro, Ont. and John, Elizabeth, David, Ryan, Kelly and Amy Martin of Marthaven Holsteins at Woodstock, Ont.
Honourable mention: Smithden McCutchen Aspen, bred by Jim, Pat, Jeff, and Sarah Smith of Smithden Holsteins Inc. at Woodstock, Ont. and Bryan Weldrick at Tavistock, Ont., and owned by Smithden Holsteins Inc.
Grand: R-M Atwood Brenda, bred by Ronald J. Melius at Slinger, Wisconsin, owned by Dalton J. Faris at East Gwillimbury, Ont.
Reserve: Haanview Stanleycup Meanie, bred and owned by John and Bonnie Jean Den Haan of Haanview Farms at Loretto, Ont.
Honourable mention: Harvdale Goldwyn Brittney, bred by Gregg Hardy at Tipton, Michigan, Anthony Unholzer of Malden Valley Farms Ltd. at Woodslee, Ont. and Kevin and Cheryel Harvey of Harvdale Holsteins at Stayner, Ont., owned by Harvdale Holsteins