Milk-N-More Tequila Naomi has been named the 2019 Wisconsin Cow of the Year by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The Excellent-93% seven-year-old bred and owned by Kaila and Colin Wussow will be recognized at a ceremony held during the International Jersey Show in Madison, Wis., on October 2.
The sister-brother duo operates Milk-n-More Farms and Harvesting with their parents, Ron and Nicolle. The Wussows milk a mixed herd of 65 Jerseys and 39 Holsteins in Cecil, Wis.
The Wussows knew “Naomi” was special, even as a youngster in the heifer pens. Her style, balance and correctness were rewarded numerous times in the show ring. She was named Reserve Junior All American Winter Calf in 2012 and then earned Reserve Junior All American laurels as a senior two-year-old in 2014. Three years later, she was tapped Grand Champion of the junior show at the Wisconsin Spring Spectacular and placed ninth in the five-year-old class at the All American Junior Jersey Show.
The daughter of Tower Vue Prime Tequila-ET also puts her heart in the bulk tank, with a pair of records over 28,000 lbs. milk, 1,170 lbs. fat and 910 lbs. protein and lifetime credits of 115,010 lbs. milk, 5,068 lbs. fat and 3,796 lbs. protein in three lactations.