*This story first appeared in The Budget’s July 4, 2018, Local Edition.
By Barb Lumley
Special to The Budget
“Anyone watching here today would certainly like to take these four cows home,” Judge Eric Topp commented as he prepared to choose the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of the District III Open Invitational Holstein Show June 16 at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds.
Standing before him were the Senior Champion, Reserve Senior Champion, Intermediate Champion and Reserve Intermediate Champion. His choice to take home the Grand Champion Trophy was Harvue Windhammer Frankie-ET owned and shown by Plainfield Farms, Don, Danette and Ben Simpson of Belmont. The cow was the first place 5-year-old and also won best udder and was the Senior Champion in the open show.
Chosen as Reserve Grand Champion was Erbacres Brokaw Dalyne-ET that was also owned and shown by Plainfield Farms. She was the first place senior 3- year-old and also had the best udder in her class. In addition, she was the Intermediate Champion in the open show.
Winning Junior Champion honors in the open show was the first place summer yearling, Toppglen Defiant Win It-ET shown by Logan Topp and family of New Bremen. Reserve Junior Champion honors went to the first place winter yearling, Oh-River-Syc Solomon Bea-ET, shown by Jenneil Holsteins, Neil Deam and family, Sugarcreek. Honorable Mention went to the second place winter yearling, Toppglen Atwood Winner- ET shown by Logan Topp and family.
The Reserve Senior Champion in the open show was Ren- wind Atlantic Monica, the winning four-year-old shown by Aaron Carle, East Rochester. Honorable Mention went to Plainfield Advent Gold-Red, the second place 5-year-old shown by Plainfield Farms. Reserve Intermediate Champion was the senior 2-year-old, Toppglen Defiant Wowwee, shown by Logan Topp. Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion in the open show was Jenneil Guthrie Georgia, the second place senior two-year-old shown by Jenneil Holsteins.
For the Grand Champion trophy in the Junior Show, Judge Topp chose Toppglen Defiant Wowwee-ET, the first place senior two-year-old and Intermediate Champion shown by Logan Topp of New Bremen. Reserve Grand Champion honors in the Junior Show went to Renwind Atlantic Monica, the winning four-year-old and Senior Champion shown by Aaron Carle, East Rochester. Honorable Mention went to the second senior two-year-old, Jenneil Guthrie Georgia shown by Emily Deam.
Junior Champion in the junior show was the summer yearling, Toppglen Defiant Win It-ET, shown by Logan Topp of New Bremen. Reserve Junior Champion was the winter yearling, Oh-River-Syc Solomon Bea-ET shown by Emily Deam, Sugarcreek. Honorable Mention was the second place winter yearling, Toppglen Atwood Winner-Et shown by Logan Topp.
Reserve Senior Champion in the Junior Show was the second place four-year-old, Hardingdale ABS Viv –Red shown by Isabel Seibert, Uhrichsville. Reserve Intermediate Champion in the junior show was the second senior two-year-old, Jenneil Guthrie Georgia shown by Emily Deam, Sugarcreek.
First Place – Ellie Seibert Second Place – Haylee Kinsey
First Place – Colson Starner
Second Place – Isabel Seibert Third Place – Emily Deam
First Place (tie) – Aubrey Grove and Paige Kemp
Judge for the show was Eric Topp from Topp-View Farms of Botkins. Helping in the ring was Dave Gunkelman of Burbank. Ribbons and trophies were presented by Ohio Holstein Queen Allison McCumons of Anna.
The Grand Champion Trophy was given in memory of John and Ruth Young, who were residents of Sugarcreek (Ragersville) and long-time members and supporters of the District III Holstein Club.