TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Response Vivid-ET X93, bred and owned by Arethusa Farms of Litchfield Connecticut, was named Supreme Dairy Champion in a competition sponsored by Quality Seeds at the 92ndannual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on Saturday, November 15.
The win marked the second consecutive year that a Jersey cow from Arethusa has taken home the championship.
Arethusa's Vivid beat breed champions from Black & White Holstein, Red & White Holstein and Ayrshire breeds in the competition, which was judged by the lead judges of each dairy breed show. The judges did not reassess or vote for the breed over which they originally presided.
"We love coming to The Royal and to Canada," says Arethusa farm manager Matt Senechal, who was on the halter for the win. "The Royal is our last show of the year and we made it special. Our owners back home were super excited to win Supreme again. We'll be back again next year."
Featuring 10 days of diverse programming which celebrates all that's new in the world of agriculture and fresh, local food, The Royal began Friday, November 7 and runs until Sunday, November 16 in the Direct Energy Centre and Ricoh Coliseum.
Funding support for The Royalhas been provided by the City of Toronto and the Government of Ontario.
About The Royal:
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the world's largest combined indoor agricultural and equestrian show. This year, The 92nd Royal Agricultural Winter Fair runs November 7-16, 2014 in the Direct Energy Centre and Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. For competition schedules, live webcasting, results and to purchase tickets, please visit www.royalfair.org.
Image with caption: "The Arethusa farm team. (CNW Group/Royal Agricultural Winter Fair)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141116_C7492_PHOTO_EN_8100.jpg
Image with caption: "Arethusa Farms Jersey wins Royal Supreme Dairy Champion (CNW Group/Royal Agricultural Winter Fair)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141116_C7492_PHOTO_EN_8101.jpg
SOURCE: Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
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