Claire Hlavaty, 12, will not soon forget the dairy exhibition for young people of the Lebanon Fair 2021. This is the event in which she won the two biggest prizes.
The daughter of Bryant and Holly Hlavaty of Lititz won the Supreme Junior Champion with her one-year-old summer heifer from Jersey, Spatz Gentry Sonia, born June 17, 2020.
Bred by Spatz Cattle Co., this excellent heifer was sired by Rapid Bay Indiana Gentry-ET and Spatz Premier Sushi.
Claire’s older sister Ella won the Supreme Junior Championship at the fair last year.
The Supreme Junior Champion is selected from the winning heifers of the eight breeds on display at the show’s Youth Dairy Show.
Claire had a second heifer in the 2021 Junior Supreme Show. Her winter heifer, Palmyra Alaska P Gilly, was the top Ayrshire in the youth show.
Paul Beiler, of Corrective Hoof Trimming in Fredericksburg, sponsored the jacket he presented to Hlavaty for his winning efforts.
If all that wasn’t exciting enough for Claire – a home student whose favorite subject is math – she was soon awarded the coveted title of Supreme Youth Dairy Show Champion for her senior 2-year-old jersey. years old, Gypsy Hill Black. Apple cameo.
Bred from Rapid Bay Black Apple and Gypsy Hill Excitation Casey, the Supreme Champion was bred by Gypsy Hill Farm and born on December 6, 2018.
Advertiser Harry Bachman said that at 213 days, Gypsy Hill Black Apple had produced 12,780 pounds of milk with 773 pounds of fat.
Claire received the Dale Maulfair Jr. Memorial Trophy for her victory as Supreme Champion. The traditional auction of a gallon of Supreme Champion’s milk followed, with the proceeds going to Hlavaty.
After a lively bidding round, the highest bid of $ 1,450 came from Cormick Hostetter of Fredericksburg, representing Mar-Tean Harvesting.
Hlavaty, who is a member of Lebanon County’s NoSoAnn 4-H Dairy Club, said washing cows was her favorite farming chore, while scraping manure was closer to the bottom of her list.
She is aiming for a career as a veterinary technician, but in the meantime she is busy playing the clarinet, riding horses, creating artwork and being part of a youth group.
The youth dairy show was judged by Aaron Cornman of Gardners and Josh Sanders of Littlestown.
Queen Katie Shaak and the dairy royalty of Lebanon County, Dairy Princess Crystal Bomgardner, Dairy Miss Coriana Bomgardner and Little Dairy Miss Carissa Bomgardner were in attendance during the awards segment of the show to congratulate the winners.
Before naming the junior and supreme champions, the winners of the highest-bred and possessed competition were announced.
This designation involves the preparation of a 4-H project book, which is then graded with the candidate’s fit skills, showmanship, and animal type.
There were 10 participants vying for the 2021 Breeding and Ownership title. Out of a possible 50 points, the top three were only separated by one point.
The highest bred winner and owner, with 45 points, was Autumn Martin from Lebanon.
Tied for second with 44 points each, Kalli Schwenk of Annville and Hayden Weaver of Ephrata.
These top three finishers received coverage from Steve Mohn, representing Morrissey Insurance of Ephrata.