Photos by MaryLou Durfee
The Dairy Show of the Madison County Fair in Brookfield was held July 13 on the Brookfield Fairgrounds, with Dairy Superintendent DeWitt Head and Judge Fred Myers officiating. Altogether 60 head of dairy cattle were judged, and 27 youth competed in showmanship. Ayrshire Grand Champion and also named Supreme Champion of all breeds was a 3-year-old Ayrshire named Cedarcut Baltimore Cap Cricket, shown by Tylor McCaulley of Manlius. Tylor is shown accepting a check for $200 from Brenda and Pete Hoskings which they donated for the Supreme Champion. Not shown are the Reserve Grand Champion Ayrshire 4-year-old shown by Erin Curtis-Szalach of Cazenovia and the Honorable Mention Grand Champion Ayrshire 6-year-old shown by Joel Bates of West Edmeston.
Brown Swiss Grand Champion was shown by Justice Mitchell of West Edmeston. Not pictured was the Brown Swiss Reserve Grand Champion owned by Peter Walrod. Madison County Dairy Princess Nicole Champion presented the rosette and check.
Both the Guernsey Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion were owned by Lyn Farrow of Earlville. Pictured are Logan Stoltman leading Lyn’s Grand Champion summer yearling, Madison County Dairy Princess Nicole Champion, and Lyn Farrow with his Reserve Grand Champion fall yearling.
Judge Fred Myers stands with the Holstein Reserve Grand Champion owned by Ellie Ainslie of West Winfield, Madison County Dairy Princess Nicole Champion, and the 5-year-old Grand Champion Holstein owned by Karch Manley of Hamilton and led by Dylan Baker.
A pair of calves received champion honors for the Jersey breed. Judge Fred Myers gives tips to Aiden Ainslie (leading the Grand Champion) and Abbie Ainslie (leading the Reserve Grand), both of West Winfield.
The Stoltman family of Georgetown, pictured with Dairy Princess Nicole Champion, exhibited both the Junior Champion and Reserve Junior Champion Brown Swiss of the junior show. Not pictured are the Junior and Reserve Jr. Brown Swiss Champions of the open show owned by Peter Walrod and Angela Peck respectively.
Holstein Junior Champions of the junior show were owned by Nicole Head (Honorable mention), Cassie Head (Reserve), and Ellie Ainslie (Junior Champion). Madison County Dairy Princess Nicole Champion presented the rosettes.