The 2022 Herkimer County Fair Holstein Show was held Friday, August 19th, in the Seward Valley Showing. The show started with the “Over the Hill” showmanship class. There were 5 participants this year. First place went to Stacy Collins. Second place went to Sophia Simmons, third place went to Seth Hammond, fourth place went to Allison Oliver, and fifth place went to Seth Donahoe.

The Jr. Champion Holstein honor went to Noah Hula with his Winter Calf: Insight-CJ Jordy Lidia-RED for the Youth Show. For the Open Show, the Jr. Champion Holstein went to Robert Hartmann with his Fall Heifer Chipdale Adaline-RED. The Reserve Jr. Champion Holstein went to Eliza Seaman with her Spring Calf Insight-CJ Elmo Penelope for the Youth Show, and the Reserve Jr. Champion Holstein for the Open Show went to Noah Hula with his Winter Calf Lidia.

With 7 breeds competing for the Supreme Jr. animal of the 2022 HCF, the Jr. Champion Holstein was chosen for this prestigious honor. Noah Hula, with his Holstein Winter Calf: Insight-CJ Jordy Lidia-RED was awarded the Supreme Jr. Dairy Animal of the HCF 2022 for the Youth Show. For the Open Show, the Jr. Supreme Dairy Animal for the HCF 2022 went to Robert Hartmann with his Holstein Fall Heifer Chipdale Adaline-RED

The Sr. Champion Holstein went to Natalie Fredericks with her 3-year-old cow Whittier-Farms Coolata-RED and the Reserve Sr. Champion went to Noah Hula with his 3-year-old cow Whittier-Farms Hawai Tink for the Youth Show. In the Open Show, the Sr. Champion Holstein went to Alissa Collins with her 3-year-old cow Collins-Pride Margarita-RED, and the Reserve Sr. Champion Holstein went to Johannssen Farm with their aged cow Dithmarsia Atwood Lemondrop.

The Grand Champion Holstein for the Youth Show was awarded to Natalie Fredericks with her 3-year-old cow Whittier-Farms Coolata-RED, and the Reserve Grand Champion was awarded to Noah Hula with his 3-year-old cow Whittier-Farms Hawai Tink. For the Open Holstein Show, the Grand Champion was awarded to Alissa Collins with her 3-year-old cow Collins-Pride Margarita-RED and the Open Holstein Show Reserve Grand Champion was awarded to Johannssen Farm with their aged cow Dithmarsia Atwood Lemondrop.

The Supreme Dairy Animal for the 2022 HCF Youth Dairy Show went to the Holstein owned by Natalie Fredericks with her 3-year-old cow Whittier-Farms Coolata-RED. For the Open Show, the Supreme Dairy Animal of the 2022 HCF Dairy Show went to the Holstein owned by Alissa Collins with her 3-year-old cow Collins-Pride Margarita-RED.

The Bud Johnson memorial award is given each year to the Best Bred and Owned Holstein. This year the award went to Alissa Collins with her 3-year-old cow Collins-Pride Margarita-RED. Alissa also received the Gordon Donahoe Memorial Award, which is given to the best udder of the show with her 3-year-old cow Margarita. Both very prestigious awards were presented to a deserving exhibitor and her cow.

This year’s judge was Mike Wolfe of Ovaltop Holsteins in Richfield Springs, NY. With many years of experience, he did a great job in judging both of the Dairy Shows held this year at the HCF 2022.

The Superintendents are very appreciative of the sponsors that make our shows possible:

ATRASS Farm, Bahama Mama, Browns Feed, Buell Fuels, Carolina Eastern-Vail, Clinton Tractor, Crazy Ottos-Empire Diner, Tony Makuch, Farm Credit East, Fitzgerald Family, Gardinier Dairy Supply, Gold Star Feed & Grain, Herkimer County Farm Bureau, Herkimer County 4-H, Jeff Huxtable Hoof Trimming, NASF-John Clark, Ken Morris Livestock, Lutz Feed, Matteson Hotel-Cedarville, Melfe’s Work Boots and Shoes, Select Sire Power-Jim Gagnon and Seward Valley Hay & Shavings.