HARRISBURG, Pa. — It was a banner day last Friday, January 10 for Jill and Andy Dice of Blue Mountain Jerseys, Fredericksburg, Lebanon County as their senior three-year-old Jersey cow Kash-Up Andreas Envy-ET was named supreme grand champion of the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show. She is owned in partnership with Andy’s sister Dianne.
“This was extra special for us,” said Jill, whose aged Holstein Gajan Carla was last year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show supreme champion. “Andy’s family has been showing here for over 30 years, and it is the first supreme for Blue Mountain Jerseys.”
Envy has been junior champion and supreme junior champion at large national shows as a heifer, notes Andy. “Now she is proving herself in the show ring in milking form, winning supreme at a state show. Good show heifers don’t always end up making great show cows.”
There are also many family members to Envy that have won and are winning at national shows, the Dices report.
“Effortless and Excitation Flawless are a couple of the nationally known winning family members to Envy,” Andy explains. “This was our first time winning supreme champion at the Pa. Farm Show with a Jersey.”
Andy had Envy looking her best for the judges. Jill says they always use Udder Comfort before and after showing… because “it is the best.”
Nearly 250 cows were shown in the seven breed competitions.
Competing against Envy for the honor of supreme of show were the other six breed grand champions: Ayrshire – Jomill Lochinvar Ophalia Ex, exhibited by Jason Heeter from Jomill Farm of Huntingdon County. Brown Swiss – Northkill Creek Ghost, exhibited by Hannah Balthasar from Northkill Creek Farm of Berks County. Guernsey – Sniders Advocate Access, exhibited by Eion Snider from Snider Homestead Farm of Bedford County. Holstein – Trus-is-it ATWD Angry, exhibited by Aidan Arsencult from Delaware Valley University of Bucks County. Milking Shorthorn – Innisfail-wo Sulius Lucy, exhibited by Katie Shults, owned by Jeffrey McKissick of York County. Red & White – Terra-Rose Penelope -Red-ET, exhibited by Lynette Gelsinger, owned by Lynette Gelsinger of Berks County.
— By Sherry Bunting