The Dairyland Youth Celebration, held Aug. 5 at Wisconsin State Fair Park, celebrated the accomplishments of the nearly 600 exhibitors who participated in the junior dairy and junior dairy goat shows at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair.
Presented by the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board, the event was sponsored by: AgSource, American Wood Fibers, Andis Co., Animart, Brown Swiss Canton I, Coburn Co., Compeer Financial, Culver’s, East Central Select Sires, Giant Slide, Nasco, Prairie Farms Dairy, Sendik’s Fine Foods, Swiss Valley Farms, Valero, Vita Plus, We Energies, Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association,Wisconsin Ayrshire Breeders Association, Wisconsin Brown Swiss Association, Wisconsin Brown Swiss Juniors, Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association, Wisconsin Jersey Breeders Association, Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Wisconsin Milking Shorthorn Breeders Association, Wisconsin State Fair, Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation, and World Dairy Expo.
The supreme champion cow of the Wisconsin State Fair Junior Dairy Show was the champion Jersey cow, Adams Creek Knockout Jitter, exhibited by Kate Nuttleman of LaCrosse County. Nuttleman received a $1,000 cash prize.
The reserve supreme champion cow was the champion Holstein cow, Smith-Crest-TW SH Virgie-ET, exhibited by Paul Grulke of Dodge County. Grulke also received a $1,000 cash prize.
The supreme champion heifer of the Wisconsin State Fair Junior Dairy Show was the champion Holstein heifer, Budjon-Abbott Alexandra-ET, exhibited by Kaelyn Weigel of Grant County. Weigel received a $500 cash prize.
The reserve supreme champion heifer was the champion Red and White heifer, Crescentmead Dukn Donut-Red, exhibited by Grady Wendorf of Dodge County. Wendorf also received a $500 cash prize.
The supreme champion showperson was 13-year-old Aaliyah Borchert of Wood County. Borchert received a $1,000 cash prize.
The best doe in the show from the Wisconsin State Fair Junior Dairy Goat Show was exhibited by Taelyn Smith of Walworth County, while the supreme champion showperson was 19-year-old Esther Considine of Columbia County. Each received a $1,000 cash prize.
Other exhibitors receiving a $1,000 cash prize:
• champion Ayrshire cow Autumn-Ayr PB Spectacular, exhibited by Dylan Herbrand, Dane County
• champion Brown Swiss cow Random Luck Hot Tamale-ET, exhibited by Allison Thompson, Lafayette County
• champion Guernsey cow HP AC GG Kringle Morisa-ET, exhibited by Ben Kronberg, Rock County
• champion Milking Shorthorn cow Mysha Heavenly Newsbreak, exhibited by Kalee Schaefer, Green County
• champion Red and White cow Jimdandy BW Glimmer-Red, exhibited by McKenna Coffeen, Brown County
Other exhibitors receiving a $500 cash prize:
• junior champion Ayrshire Vallowhill Prime Thyme, exhibited by Kenzie Emery, Jefferson County
• junior champion Brown Swiss Red Brae Brookings Triana J, exhibited by Elise Bleck, Sheboygan County
• junior champion Guernsey HP SH AC Pie Kamryn-ETV, exhibited by Cole Kudrna, Rock County
• junior champion Jersey Meadow Ridge Bang Bang Hannah, exhibited by Alleah Anderson, Barron County
• junior champion Milking Shorthorn KNH-Endres Zeus Legendary, exhibited by Mikayla Endres, Columbia County
Additionally, Andis clippers were awarded to the reserve champion heifer, champion bred and owned heifer, reserve champion bred and owned heifer, bred and owned cow, and reserve champion bred and owned cow of each breed.
Dairy goat exhibitors receiving a $100 cash prize:
• champion Alpine exhibited by Madelyn Kleist, Walworth County
• champion LaMancha exhibited by Caci Hazeltine, Rock County
• champion Nigerian Dwarf exhibited by Mason Spencer, Rock County
• champion Nubian exhibited by Helayna Nerby, LaCrosse County
• champion Oberhasli exhibited by Levi Dulmes, Sheboygan County
• champion recorded grade exhibited by Hannah Vanthournout, Rock County
• champion Saanen exhibited by Joseline Stringfield, Columbia County
• champion Sable exhibited by Esther Considine, Columbia County
Other exhibitors recognized during the Dairyland Youth Celebration included the State Fair Dairy Promotion Board $1,000 scholarship recipients:
• Kati Kindschuh, Brownsville
• Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona
• Lindsey Sarbacker, Edgerton
• Mitchell Schroepfer, Birnamwood
• Rebecca Shilts, Orfordville
• Logan Voigts, Platteville
The James W. Crowley Leadership Award winners are:
• Mason Jauquet, Shawano County (scholarship recipient)
• Mitchell Schroepfer, Langlade County (scholarship recipient)
• Brooke Trustem, Rock County (scholarship recipient)
• Brandon Biese, Calumet County
• Kari Brokish, Iowa County
• Cora Carpenter, Lafayette County
• Brianna Domke, Winnebago County
• Eva Doornink, St. Croix County
• Emma Gwidt, Shawano County
• Kalista Hodorff, Fond du Lac County
• Kylie Nickels, Dodge County
• Vanessa Roberts, Manitowoc County
• Lindsay Sarbacker, Dane County
• Jake Siemers, Manitowoc County
• Abigail Solum, Barron County
The Supreme Exhibitor Contest winners in dairy include: Quiz, Sam Minch, Wood County; Skillathon, McKenna Coffeen, Brown County; Judging, Paige Nelson, Pierce County; and Communications, Alyssa Seitz, Outagamie County.
1. Paige Nelson, Pierce County
2. Abigail Solum, Barron County
3. Elise Bleck, Sheboygan County
4. Geneva Nunes, Chippewa County
5. Lauren Siemers, Manitowoc County
6. Marie Haase, Polk County
7. Danielle Warmka, Dodge County
8. McKenna Coffeen, Brown County
9. Meikah Dado, Polk County
10. Summer Henschel, Calumet County
The Supreme Exhibitor Contest winners in dairy goat include: Judging, Hannah Vanthournout, Rock County; Quiz, Kimberly Van Donsel, Kewaunee County; and Skillathon, Kimberly Van Donsel, Kewaunee County.
1. Kimberly Van Donsel, Kewaunee County
2. Staschia Jensen, Kewaunee County
3. Johnna Kite, Racine County
4. Mason Spencer, Rock County
5. Esther Considine, Columbia County
6. Rebecca Knuth, Waukesha County
7. Lexi Frisque, Outagamie County
8. Lyndsay Fenner, Sheboygan County
9. Ella Ziemer, Sheboygan County
10. Hannah Vanthournout, Rock County
The AgSource Production winners are:
• Ayrshire, Dylan Herbrand, Dane County
• Brown Swiss, Dylan Herbrand, Dane County
• Guernsey, Mikayla Knorn, Kewaunee County
• Holstein, Paul Grulke, Dodge County
• Jersey, Hannah Ullom, Dunn County
• Red and White, McKenna Coffeen, Brown County
Each of these individuals received show supplies provided by Nasco.
• 12-year-old Brianna Meyer, Calumet County
• 13-year-old Aaliyah Borchert, Wood County
• 14-year-old Abigail Powers, Dunn County
• 15-year-old Kylie Nickels, Dodge County
• 16-year-old Ashley Hagenow, Columbia County
• 17-year-old Mikayla Endres, Columbia County
• 18-year-old Ben Buske, Dodge County
• 19-year-old Krista Styer, Dunn County
Source: Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board