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'Incredible' Cow Takes Supreme Champion at The Royal
Pennsylvania Ag Connection - 11/14/2017

For three years there has only been one Supreme Champion dairy cow at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. A practically perfect Jersey named Musqui Iatola Martha was awarded the honour during the final day of dairy competition.

"She's a once in a lifetime cow," says Martha's owner Annette Ostrom of MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, Wis. Martha won the top prize sponsored by Quality Seeds in 2015, 2016 and, now, 2017. "She's just incredible," Annette adds.

Jim Ostrom says he suspects this is the only time in the history of The Royal that a cow has won Supreme Champion three years in a row.

"I'll spend the rest of my lifetime and I'll never find a cow like this again," Jim says about Martha. "Some people say she is the best cow in the world." He adds that Martha is so well known that she has her own Facebook following!

The Ostroms credit Martha's success to a supporting team from her original breeder to the people that get her ready for the ring. Martha has had five calves and Jim says she could be back at The Royal in a year's time if she has number six.

A company from Guatamala has purchased 50 per cent of Martha and sharing the limelight of her win. But she will be staying with the Ostroms in the U.S.

The Jersey qualified for the Supreme championship by winning Grand Champion honours in the Jersey show. Reserve Grand Champion Jersey was MB Lucky Lady Feliz Navidad, owned by Rivendale Farms of Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the world's largest combined indoor agricultural and equestrian show. The Royal is supported in part by the Province of Ontario and City of Toronto.

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