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EASTERN ONTARIO: Kingsway Farms of Hastings continues winning ways at Autumn Opportunity dairy show

ORANGEVILLE — Kingsway Farms continued an excellent year of showing with a victory at Autumn Opportunity, one of top dairy shows in the province.

Hastings’ Kingsway Farms is the owner of Knonaudale Jasmine, a mature cow which was named grand champion at the Oct. 18 show at Orangeville in Dufferin County. The champion cow was bred by Chris and Bobbi-Jo Uhr of Knonaudale Farms Inc. at Crysler, Ont.

Since October, 2016, Kingsway Farms has bred the grand and reserve champion calves at the East-Central 4-H Championship show, bred the grand champion and reserve 4-H calves at the Ontario Summer Show, bred Holstein Canada’s 2017 Cow of the Year back in 2002, was named junior breeder at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, won its second Master Breeder shield and was named premier breeder of the heifer show and runner-up for overall premier Holstein breeder at the 2016 World Dairy Expo. The farm was also awarded top breeders herd, junior breeder, premier breeder and premier exhibitor at the Ontario Summer Show, and either bred or owned the county grand champion cows at Hastings, Lindsay, Northumberland, Bruce-Grey and Peterborough counties.

The reserve champion was Embrdale Exquisite Lauthority, bred and owned by David, Cathy, Steven, Cameron, Brett and Rebecca Stockdale of Embrdale Farm at Asphodel-Norwood, Ont.