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Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

Gen Com Holstein from Canada grabbed the big awards in Madison with Attic- and Goldwyn-daughters.

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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    The international Holstein show during the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. Allicant Centre Arena was the place to be.

    Photo: Henk Riswick
  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Some classes were really large with up to 40 animals per class. Judging sometimes took nearly 30 minutes.

    Photo: Henk Riswick
  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    In the group for 3 year old cows (born between 1 September 2010 and 28 February 2011) Gen Com Holstein from Mario Comtois and Lison Laroche from Notre Dame du Bon Conseil, Quebec, wins the title with Charwill Attic Marcy. It’s the first of many to follow for Gen Com.

    Photo: Henk Riswick
  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Numbers 1, 2 and 3 in this class are placed. All really large cows, calm with beautiful full udders.

    Photo: Henk Riswick
  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Marcy has been milked for 13.5 months now and was awarded champion in the intermediate class.

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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Reserve-champion intermediate class Jacobs Atwood Vedette, a Maple Downs Atwood-daughter of Ferme Jacobs in Cap Sante, Quebec.

    Photo: Henk Riswick
  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Top cow and only fifth in her class, this T-Triple-T Durham Poppi from an breeder in Ohio.

    Photo: Henk Riswick
  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Placings 1, 2 and 3 in the the four year olds class.

    Photo: Henk Riswick
  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    A gentle touch for a correct stature, it will get this Goldwyn-daughter Butz-Butler Gold Barbara, first place in class.

    Photo: Henk Riswick
  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    All teats are sealed shut.

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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    The winner in the four year olds class.

    Photo: Henk Riswick
  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Really nice!

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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Large, wide, perfect udder, one even nicer than the other.

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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Which is the best?

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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Placings 1, 2 and 3 in the class for five year olds, all 3 Goldwyn-daughters.

    Photo: Henk Riswick
  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    The Judge in action.

    Photo: Henk Riswick
  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Enjoy the sight!

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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Communication between the judges, hand in front of the mouth to prevent early disclosure of their findings.

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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    The first 3 placings in the class for 6 years and over. Here Goldwyn rules as well.

    Photo: Henk Riswick
  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    What an udder.

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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison
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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Keeping the cows away from their own splatter.

    Photo: Henk Riswick
  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    All classes are sponsored, a winner gets about US$200 and the honour of course..

    Photo: Henk Riswick
  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Grand Champions, the cow in front wins, the third is reserve and the middle one an honourable mention.

    Photo: Henk Riswick
  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Rf Goldwyn Hailey is 6 years and one month old. This Goldwyn daughter becomes the Grand Champion. She produced almost 14,000 kilos of milk with 4.2% fat and 3.3% protein in 305 days.

    Photo: Henk Riswick
  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Hailey from a different angle.

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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Emotions not allowed in the ring…

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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Winners!

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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    A $1,000 award sponsored by Udder Comfort.

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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Tears of joy….

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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    Mario and his wife Lison receive the award.

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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    The whole team behind the cow.

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  • Photo Report: Canadian grabs awards in Madison

    The crowd goes wild!

    Photo: Henk Riswick

Fabian Brockotter

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