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Attendance, Dairy Sale Records Shattered at World Dairy Expo
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/08/2012

The 2012 World Dairy Expo was an event to remember as show organizers say a record number of attendees from over 90 different countries attended the five day event in Madison last week. It was also a successful year for dairy breed sales, with the World Classic 2012 Holstein Sale averaging $33,111 per lot--the highest grossing and averaging sale in WDE history. In that sale, 'Elm-Park Geisha PP-RED-ET' went for $122,000 to a buyer from the United Kingdom.

Show organizers say a record 2,977 cows were exhibited on the grounds during the week. And the number of commercial booths at the tradeshow was also at an all-time high of 860, about 150 more than last year's event.

In the show ring on Saturday, this year's Supreme Champion honors went to 'RF Goldwyn Hailey,' a six-year-old Holstein cow owned by Gen-Com Holstein Ltd. of Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, Quebec. Wisconsin exhibitors also had a successful week. 'Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET,' owned by Jordan and Whitney Ebert of Algoma, was named Supreme Champion of the Junior Show. She was the winner of the Senior Three-Year-Old Holstein Cow class and named the Intermediate Champion of the Junior Show. The Excellent-92 point cow was also named the 2012 All-Wisconsin Senior Three-Year-Old and the Intermediate Champion of the Wisconsin Championship Show.

'Blondin Redman Seisme-Red' of Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna, was crowned the 2012 International Red & White Show Grand and Senior Champion. Seisme was the winning entry from the Aged Cow, Six-Year-Old & Over Cow class and the recipient of the Udder Comfort $1,000 Cash Award. 'Ms Del-Hollow Javent-Red-ET,' owned by Kyle Natzke & Kyle Demmer of Fond du Lac, was the Reserve Supreme Champion overall that show show.

And in the International Junior Guernsey Show, Jaclyn Peterson of Wilson, exhibited 'Misty Meadows Adacka Pixie' and obtained the top honor of Grand Champion. The Four-Year-Old Cow, Pixie, was also crowned Senior Champion and received the Udder Comfort $500 Cash Award. Pixie swept the Guernsey Show, taking Grand Champion of both the Junior and Open Shows.

Show organizers say plans are already underway for next year's event, which is being held October 1-5, 2013. The theme will be 'Center of the Dairy Universe.'

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