On October 2, 2009 at about 5pm thousands of people pilled into the show ring at the World Dairy Expo to watch the crowning of the 2009 Supreme Champion. This particular event is one of the biggest of all in the dairy show business and this year Foundation Sires Inc was honored at the same time. Harvue Roy Frosty, the mature holstein claiming the title is sired from the ABS bull Roylane Jordan.
Frosty wrapped up the expo festivities by claiming:
- 1st Place 5 year old
- Best Udder
- Grand and Supreme Champion 2009 World Dairy Expo
It was a fantastic accomplishment for the Hardesty family from Berryville, Virgina. The family is extremely proud to have raised the 5 year old supreme champion in their herd who has been classified at Excellent with 96 conformation points. This has not been the Frosty’s first visit to the expo, in 2007 she attended and claimed the title of intermediate and reserve champion. The family plans to attend the Royal Agriculture Fair in Toronto, Ontario in early November with high hopes of bring home another red ribbon.
To many the dairy showing business is either not relevant to them or non-existent, but I cannot express enough what a flourishing industry it is. Personally, I love every aspect of showing, from picking out that first calf to walking through the ring. I find every moment an exhilarating experience that I have learned so much from. I continue to encourage farm kids and those who have never seen a cow before to get involved in agriculture by signing up to join 4-H for a summer. I can personally speak from years of experience and have acknowledged that 4-H has helped me become the confident showman that I am today!