A Vermont farm and its champion cow is celebrating...again!
Rosiers "Blexy" Goldwyn was recognized in Holstein International's February edition as 2017 World Champion. The honor is voted on by readers and two independent judges. In this year's contest, a record number of voters chose Blexy as the world's top holstein.
Blexy, a classic black-and-white Holstein known by many as a tribute to dairy strength, was selected as the top bovine of all the dairy breeds at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. With more than 2,300 entries, the dairy show is considered the Kentucky Derby of the cow world. Blexy also recently won an All-Canadian title.
The seven-year-old animal is co-owned by Borderview Genetics in Richford, Vermont. Co-owners Tim and Sharyn Abbott focus on breeding cows that will reach the top of their class.
“We knew Blexy was special. Now we know that the world thinks so too,” said Tim Abbott, who has nurtured their cow along her path to the pinnacle of the cow business.