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Maryland Ayrshires shine at World Dairy Expo

Palmyra Berkley P Ruth-ET wins grand champion for second year in a row.

October 11, 2018

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AYRSHIRE WINNERS: The winners of the International Ayrshire Show line up in the championship ring. Palmyra Berkley P Ruth-ET of Hagerstown, Md., is at far right.Photo courtesy of The Bullvine

Palmyra Berkley P Ruth-ET took home three titles at the 2018 International Ayrshire Show at World Dairy Expo.

The winning 4-year-old cow was named senior champion female and total performance winner before being named grand champion of the Ayrshire show for the second year in a row.

Ruth, exhibited by Palmrya Farm-Evan Creek of Hagerstown, Md., took home the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Allen Hetts Grand Champion Trophy.

First in the 5-year-old cow class and reserve grand champion of the International Ayrshire Show was Marilie Gentelman Karmina, exhibited by Peter Vail, and Mike and Linda Hellenbrand of Lomira, Wis.

Evaluating the 273 entries were official judge Callum McKinven of Canton de Hatley, Quebec, Canada, and associate judge Dean Malcolm of Victoria, Australia.

The intermediate champion, Old-N-Lazy Dream Of A Diva, came from the junior 3-year-old cow. Diva is owned by Rosedale Genetics and Mike Maier of Oxford, Wis. The reserve intermediate champion was Palmyra Shockwave BP Rosy, owned by Kurt Wolf and John Cannon of Epworth, Iowa. Rosy was the winning senior 3-year-old cow.

KnH-Endres Burdette Mayhem was the winning summer yearling and junior champion. Mayhem is owned by Leslie and Linda Bruchey of Westminster, Md. Glamourview Farm owns the winning fall heifer calf and reserve junior champion, Jomill Burdette Kalliope.

The premier breeder of the heifer show was Lazy M Farm of Stitzer, Wis. Winning the premier sire of the heifer show and the overall premier sire was Palmyra Tri-Star Burdette-ET. Palmyra Farm of Hagerstown, Md., took home the honors of premier breeder and premier exhibitor.

Complete class results can be found at

Source: World Dairy Expo

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