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[Harrisburg, PA] - And the winner is, GS Ensign Tootie. She was crowned Miss Yea-Sacc1026 during the All-American Dairy Show on September 21st in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Miss Yea-Sacc1026, owned by Gary and Jeremy McDonald, is a Brown Swiss dairy cow from Shen-Val Farm in Virginia. In addition to winning the Miss Yea-Sacc1026 Competition, GS Ensign Tootie won first place in her class, total performance, best udder and production.
Global animal health company, Alltech, sponsored the Miss Yea-Sacc1026 competition. Miss Yea-Sacc1026 received a $500 cash award, the coveted Miss Yea-Sacc1026 blanket and a year's supply of Yea-Sacc Farm Pak 2X. The contest judged dairy cows on production criteria such as "Current 305-day Mature Equivalent Milk Pounds" and "Lifetime Milk." The competition was limited to those cows entered in the All-American Dairy Show that have been fed Yea-Sacc1026 for at least one year.
"GS Ensign Tootie exemplifies what we like to see in a cow fed Yea-Sacc1026," says Randy Cragoe of Alltech. "It was a close competition with many good cows, any one of which would have made a great Miss Yea-Sacc1026. It's a shame there could only be one Miss Yea-Sacc1026."
Alltech's feed supplement, Yea-Sacc1026 contains the live yeast strain S. cerevisiae 1026. Research shows Yea-Sacc1026 can have a beneficial effect on dairy cows by creating a better working environment for fiber-digesting bacteria. As explained by David Wilde, Alltech's ruminant technical manager, "Yea-Sacc1026 promotes a stable rumen environment by stimulating efficient rumen bacteria. This leads to greater consistency in dry matter intake, and consequently, more milk in the tank."
2005 marks Alltech's 25th year in the food and feed business. In the span of those 25 years Alltech's presence has grown into a multinational company with offices and distributors in 85 countries and more than 1,600 employees around the world. Alltech also values local production which has lead to the development of 14 production facilities around the world, with two more scheduled to be up and running in 2005.
The next stop on the Miss Yea-Sacc1026 tour will be the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information on entering the Miss Yea-Sacc1026 contest please call (859) 887-3255.