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Martha Perfect Cow
This is Martha. She's a cow and she's apparently perfect. (Mike Moon/WLUK)

Wisconsin is home to award-winning 'perfect cow'


by Alexandra Ronallo, WLUK

KAUKAUNA, Wis. (WLUK) — The saying goes "nobody is perfect," but a young lady from Kaukauna has been judged to be close.

Her name is Musqie Iatola Martha and she's considered the most perfect cow on Earth.

"She's considered the best in the world," said Jim Ostrom, a partner at MilkSource Genetics in Kaukauna, where Martha resides.

This small town cow from Canada has gone on to big things since Ostrom bought her.

"About four years ago, somebody called me and said, 'You should really look at this cow,' and we bought her," Ostrom told WLUK.

Ostrom helped bring Martha to MilkSource, and at first, he didn't see what the fuss was about.

"She looked like, just a nice, good cow, but really, quite frankly, nothing extreme," he said.

Since then Martha has won competition after competition, after competition, after competition, after...you get the idea...

"It's unbelievable, unprecedented, really," said Ostrom.

The 7-year-old Jersey cow is only the seventh of her breed and the youngest cow ever to be given the elite EX-97 score, the highest a cow can receive. She is the only Jersey currently living with the score, and is considered practically perfect.

"It is how she looks! It's a beauty contest for cows," explained Ostrom.

Judges say Martha has a perfect udder system, legs, and, like any good model, bone structure.

And she has the star power to back up her looks.

"She almost screams, 'Look at me!' And so the judges always remark how she's so powerful in the ring," Ostrom described.

Ostrom told WLUK that, besides being the best of the best, Martha is a pleasure to have around.

"It's pretty exciting to have her here in this barn and here in Northeast Wisconsin," he said.

Ostrom said he's honored to have her here.

"Honestly, this might sound strange to so many people, but 30 or 40 years from now we'll still be talking about her," he said.

In 2014, MilkSource had another cow achieve the EX-97 score. That cow is still living the good life at the barn.

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