We all have that one favorite cow. Whether it be because she is a high producer or a show class winner, she stands out amongst the rest. However, every once in a while a cow comes up through the ranks and checks off all the boxes. Which is the perfect way to sum up Skycrest Minicio Prickles. That is why it is with great sadness that we are announcing her passing. Not only was she a favorite amongst her owners, she quickly became a crowd favorite as well.
Prickles was bred by Skycrest Holsteins from Athabasca, AB. Her winning show career began when Skycrest exhibited her at the 2016 BC Spring Show, where she was named Reserve Intermediate Champion and 1st Senior 2-year-old.
Shortly after, she was sold in the National Convention Sale in Calgary, AB to Blondin, Sicard and Villyvon. She did them well when she turned around and took home Reserve Intermediate Champion and 1st Senior 2-year-old the next day.
After making a name for herself out west, she continued to do so out East. In the Spring of 2017 she was named HM Grand Champion at the Maxville Spring Show. That summer she took home her first Grand Champion title at the Ontario Summer Show. She finished out the fall show season by placing 3rd Senior 3-year-old at WDE and 4th at the Royal. That same year she added Reserve All-American Senior 3-year-old & HM All-Canadian Senior 3-year-old to her resume.
The momentum continued for Prickles into 2019. She started the year out when she topped the Stars of Liddleholme Spring Opportunity Sale and was purchased by Oakfield Corners, NY.
She did what she does best for Oakfield and at the Western NY Regional Holstein Show she was named Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion as a 5-year-old.
Other 2019 show highlights included:
1st 5-year-old, Eastern National Show
5th 5-year-old, International Holstein Show
3rd 5-year-old, National Holstein Show
In true fashion, Prickles ended 2019 on a high note when she was scored EX-95 in November.
A cow that will surely be missed in the ring and at the farm going forward.
“She may have called Oakfield Corners home for only a short time, but she was so loved by us all and her impact will not be forgotten. Rest in peace Princess.”