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7-0 305 21132 5.3 1113 3.6 764 • Nominated All-American 100,000lb cow 2012 • Embryos exported World Wide Her daughter: BILLINGS TEQUILA MCKENNA, a spring yearling powerhouse due in November to Premier.

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4-3 305 199935 4.5 899 3.6 719 • Honorable Mention All-American Five-year-old 2012 • 2nd Five-year-old 2012 International Jersey Show • Nominated All-American Four year old 2011 • 1st Four year old & Grand Champion 2011 ESE • 2nd Three-year-old & Honorable Mention Int. Champion 2010 Central National Jersey Show Her daughters: Three smashing December calves by Impression and Indiana call Billings home.

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5-10 305 19420 4.7 916 3.5 682 • 1st Aged Cow, Best Udder & HM Grand Champion 2013 Vermont State Show • 3rd Aged Cow and Best Udder 2012 ESE • Grand Champion 2010 Fryeburg Fair Her daughters: BILLINGS ACTION SOCIETY VG 86, project over 20,000 milk 1st calf and due in March in Impression & BILLINGS VERBATIM SUGAR, a dairy June 2013 heifer.

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2-0 305 14959 4.9 730 3.8 563 Fresh in late April with her second calf, BILLINGS REAGAN SASAFRASS. Sassy has a maternal sister by Comerica that is sure to turn heads this fall, their dam is the 95 point “Barber Sasha”

4-06 305 20610 6.2 1269 3.6 735 • ABA All-American Mature Cow 2012 • ABA All-American Four Year Old 2010 • ABA Reserve All-American Senior Three year old 2009 Her Daughter: Season’s Jaw Dropping Winter Yearling ELLIOTT’S COMERICA SATIN-ET is here and fancy, due January 2014 to Iatola.

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Contents Tell be about the best cow your ever bought? By Ron Schaap 4 Every cow has a story By Melissa Heart 14 The blood of Blackrose By Ron Schaap 24 What can one good brood cow do? By Ron Schaap 32

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Dream Prairie Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Rubarb Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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Gold-N-Oaks Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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Holbric Holsteins & Mark Lomen . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Idle Neer Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Jeffrey-Way Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

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Springbrook Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 SteinRidge Jerseys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Stelling Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Stunning Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 SunQuest Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Sunrose Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Swaindale Registered Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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Dolvic Fury Bubaleah

hen asking David Bachmann of Pinehurst farm of Wisconsin, “What was the best cow you ever bought?” he had to think awhile.

Great Homebred herds come from great foundation purchases. With David’s involvement in the sales business and showing, he had many opportunities to view and evaluate some of the elite cows of the breed. However with success and popularity of these cattle don’t come without a price. It is a lot more fun and challenging to find the hot show cow or brood cow before the world knows about them. David had the ability to do that and had a network of good cowmen spanning the country to assist him. Three legendary men that come to mind were Nelson Rehder, Henry”Sonny” Bartel and Darrel Pidgeon. While narrowing the best cow list down it came to the two Excellent 97 point cows discovered and developed in David’s Pinehurst herd. The first 97 was Dolvic Fury Bubaleah the Reserve All American Aged Cow in 1973. Bubaleah was found while David and Sonny and Greg Bovre were selecting for the Midwest Medalist Sale in the herd of James Ray of Roberts, Wisconsin. Sonny spotted the maternal sister to Bubaleah (Sired by Midwest bull, now CRI) and really liked her. David and Greg that night went to Ray’s and not only liked the cow but also found her maternal sister by Fury who was a first calf three year old. Good produces were hard to find so they bought the pair. Unfortunately Bubaleah’s sister never became a show cow but Bubaleah won the aged cow class at World Dairy Expo in 1973. Her real impact at Pinehurst came from her Prestige of Lakehurst son Pinehurst Copyright who sired three AllAmerican Get of Sire’s and two Honorable Mention Gets and was the Premier Sire at Madison in 1980. The second cow was Jan-Com Fond Matt Matilda Ex-97 5E Gold Medal Dam, Jr. All-American Aged Cow 1977 and a 5 time show winner, Gold Medal Dams and many Excellent

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Jan-Com Fond Matt Matilda

cows with superior production records and great lifetime totals. David Bachmann first saw the Illinois bred Jan-Com Fond Matt Matilda at the World Dairy Expo in 1974. An immature four year old, she placed out of the top ten but left an impression. At that time Pinehurst was collecting Fond Matts and she had the look of a late bloomer. The next spring Darrell Pidgeon was traveling through Texas and stopped in the Steinberger herd, where Matilda was living and was able to acquire her for Pinehurst. David Jr., David’s son, was starting to get interested in the cow business so David put her in his name. David Jr. showed her as a 4-H project and she was named the Jr. All-American Aged Cow in 1977. Matilda was a five time national show winner and made a high record of 10-10 3X 35,631M 3.9F 1391F and was named a Gold Medal Dam. She was the dam of an All-American daughter, Pinehurst Precious 4E-EX-95, and an All-American Son, Pinehurst Blueprint EX-95. Her family has now reached ten generations of Excellents. These generations include many All-Americans, red & white and black & white, national show winners, Gold Medal Dams and many Excellent cows with superior records and great lifetime totals. Aurthor’s Note: Matilda, I believe, improved every year of her life until about 12 and had a great personality.


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e winning tradition continues with daughters of Four Winds Destiny Child-ET EX-95 At the Wis. Guernsey State Show, Destiny Child daughters (pict. above) were: 1st winter calf & Jr. Champion, Four Winds HPD Dynasty-ET, purchased by the Lakeys 2nd winter calf & Res. Jr. Champion, Four Winds HP Fame Doreen-ET Also, Destiny Child daughters were 1st, 2nd & 3rd place spring calves, 1st place Jr. 2 and 1st place Jr. Best Three.

Four Winds Destiny Child-ET EX-95 6-06 365 2X 28,230 4.5 1,283 2.9 813 Unanimous All-American Jr. 2 Yr. Old 2003 Unanimous All-American Jr. 3 Yr. Old 2004 Unanimous All-American 4 Yr. Old 2005 All-American Aged Cow 2008 Grand Champion NGS Louisville 2004 & 2008 Grand Champion NGS Madison 2005 & 2008

Dam - Four Winds MM Dee Destiny-ET EX-93 – Unanimous All-American 2nd Dam – Westlynn Tom Dee EX-96 - Unanimous All-American

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• Lollypop is due back to Armani in March. • She has three 9/13 Aftershock heifers. • Atwood pregnancies due in December & March. • Heztry embryos available.

12146 Dairy Ln • Bethel, Ohio 45106 • 513-543-2315 Larry, Tara, & Matt Griffith • Chad, Ashley, Hannah, Caleb & Ryan Griffith

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Our heifer pens are full of calves with great show potential for 2014. Several from the Alicia’s, Roxy’s, Millie’s and more!

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Holmgren Rlty Chicago-Red GTPI +1820 +2.94T +2.59UDC +1.95FLC 1st Place Red & White Jr. Heifer Calf at the Midwest Fall National Holstein Show at the Minnesota State Fair 2013

Holmgren RDB Cinamon-Red-ET Cybil Fisher

3rd Place Red & White Intermediate Heifer Calf at the Midwest Fall National Holstein Show at the Minnesota State Fair 2013

Dam of Chicago & Cinamon MISS ADVENT CINNABAR-RED-ET Not Yet Classified Lea McCullough Cybil Fisher Photography

2nd Dam Janney Pretty Cinnamon-Red EX-92 7-03 2X 365 31,700 3.7 1163 3.2 1006 Res. All-American R&W Sr. 2 Yr. Old 2006

Backed by 6 generations of VG and EX cows

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These individuals represent the most exciting year ahead from the flush program in our new April-Ridge Genetics Center. These 6 donors will represent the best Red and RC heifers and bulls in our calf pens next year. Watch for updates on Facebook.

April-Day S VERDEJO *RC; VG-87; DOM Fresh again in March and milking over 150# per day

April-Day R2 PROSECO *RC; +2130 GTPI Extreme outcross 3rd generation from VERDEJO

Speek-NJ DEMElza RAE-ET *RC; +2104 GTPI An Uno from the Roxy family.

April-Day L BOUVIER P-ET *RC; +2061 GTPI Polled Ladd P from VG-88, 40,860m, 1683f Bolton Daughter

Ri-Val-Re Ladd NIKE-P-ET *RC; +2122 GTPI Ladd P-Red x Super

April-Day A COMTESSA-ET *RC; +2184 GTPI Alchemy maternal sister to BOUVIER

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GOLD-N-OAKS ARABELL 1765-ET VG-88 DOM +2027 GTPI 2-00 2x 365d 28,680 4.4 1,262 3.1 897 Completes 9 Generations of VG or EX Cow all carrying the Gold-N-Oaks prefix A Freddie daughter from ARABELL 1765 GOLD-N-OAKS ABELLA2263-ET +2306 GTPI & +706NM$ ABELLA2263 has A Epic daughter at +2401 GTPI A Meridan daughter at +2387 GTPI A Headliner son at +2417 GTPI & +802NM$ AND A Mayfield son at +2343 GTPI & +708NM$ both sons going to ABS

GOLD-N-OAKS GOLD-GIRL-ET EX-91 DOM 2X 365 40,016 3.8 1501 3.0 1182 Next 3 Dams VG or EX GMD with over 35,000 lbs. of milk

GOLD-N-OAKS S SIDNEY1843 VG-85 VG-MS @2-06, the only Shottle daughter of GOLD-GIRL A Freddie daughter of SIDNEY1843 GOLD-N-OAKS F SIDRA2190 GP-83 @2Y +2307 GTPI & +770 NM$ 2-06 2X 160 14,630 3.8 558 2.8 405 Inc.

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829-P-ET *RC PO VG-85 VG-MS GTPI +1960 2-00 2X 365 27150 3.7 1003 3.4 934 Fresh with 2nd calf in May DAM: PRIDE RAMOS TOWARD 412-ET EX-90 GMD 3-11 2X 365 41820 3.4 1418 3.0 1270

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is the foundation of our polled breeding efforts and what a great cow to work with, first in the parlor and fun to milk everyday. Her polled Uno’s are #7 and #9 in the breed. Thank you to Seagull-Bay for purchasing Thursday on the National Convention Sale. She gets a great home and we wish them the best of luck.

Her polled Sudan daughter, Touche 1022 has pregs by Cabriolet and Lou-P, and is pregnant to Mack. Embryos by Lou-P and O’Hare were exported to Germany.

We have transfers from TODAY by O’Hare and Overtime, and she will be flushed several more times as well.

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The Type we Try To breed Sunrose Jenna EX- 94 Over 150,000 in 3 lactations Fresh again at 9-01, first two tests 134 & 146. All Indiana Aged cow 2011 Jenna has a fancy July 2013 Goldchip, 7 Atwood daughters born September 2013 and another Atwood daughter due March 2014

Sunrose Jess EX-94

5-03 197 21,296 5.0 1075 2.8 600 Inc.

All Indiana 5 year old 2013 Grand Champion IN state Show (jr and open), Indiana State Fair, Kentucky State Fair, 2nd 5 yr old NY International Spring show. Supreme Champion Indiana and Kentucky State Fairs. Jess has a VG 2y Braxton daughter, Jalyssa, who was Jr Champion at the 2012 Indiana State Show, 2nd jr 2 Indiana and Kentucky state fairs 2013. Jalyssa has an April 2013 Goldchip daughter. In addition, Jess has a january, 2013 Sunrose Jake (charisma x jenna), and she is due in April to Armani.

Sunrose Delaney EX- 93 4-09 365 40,591 4.0 1633 2.9 1196

All Indiana 5 yr old 2012 Nom Jr all American 2012 Senior and Res Grand- OH Spring Show (jr) 2013

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Delaneys Sisters: Sunrose Dee TW VG-86 2yr Dee has a June 2013 Meridian daughter Sunrose DeeDee TW VG 85 2 yr DeeDee has a December 2012 daughter by Braxton Dee & DeeDee sired by Comestar Zircon Sunrose Domonique VG 87 2y Jr All Indiana Jr 3- 2009 Domonique has a FANCY 2 yr old daughter by Contender Delaney’s Daughter Sunrose Donna VG 2yr Sired by Sunrose Jake Donna has a march 2013 daughter by Goldsun.

Bruce Gingerich 574.536.3061 / sunrose20064@aol.com / www.sunroseholsteins.com

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ome are more interesting than others. Jess found her way to the winner’s circle several times this past summer and her noteworthy winnings piqued my interest. If a cow can do that much winning and be “on” that many times within a short period of time, I knew there had to be a story in there somewhere….and there was.

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Sunrose Jess, a 5 year old Advent daughter, bred and owned by Bruce Gingerich of Millersburg, Indiana took the show ring by storm. In June, in Richmond, Indiana at the Indiana State Holstein show she was named Senior Champion and Grand Champion. In August she loaded up for another round of shows. When Bruce led her into the ring at the Indiana State Fair Holstein show, held in Indianapolis, he led her out as the Grand Champion. A couple of days later, she was crowned Supreme Champion of the Indiana State Fair. Sunrose Jess left Indy and headed south to Louisville, Kentucky for the Kentucky State Fair. Keeping a perfect record on her summer tour, she was tapped for Grand Champion and went on to win Supreme Champion. While she has swept up a pile of purple ribbons this summer, her path to perfection was not always a walk in the park. Jess began her tanbark career as the 4-H project of Gingerich’s step daughter. She was an “off-aged” calf, Gingerich explained, “I gave her an off age calf for the same reason I gave my boys off aged calves to start with; to teach them how to be good losers, then we’ll try to teach them how to be good


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winners. But as a calf she accidentally turned out to be Junior Champion at her first show.” A few months later, Gingerich took her to the biggest dairy show on earth, World Dairy Expo. “She stood second from the bottom and I told everyone I just brought her so she would know her way around expo when she was older and it mattered,” he said with a smile. Jess just got better with age standing third to fifth place as a yearling and as a two year old. She stood second and was Reserve All-Indiana and Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion as a three year old and Grand Champion at their district Holstein show as a three year old. The obstacles along the way have made Jess more than just a milk cow. When she calved as a two year old, Gingerich had been gone for a few days and when he got home she was three days fresh with frost bite on her right front teat that turned completely black with black streaks running up her udder floor. A call to the vet found chickweed salve to be the udder saving solution, in addition to milking that quarter by hand for the next three months. The next year, just about the time Gingrich thought Jess would peak in her show career, she lost a calf and her 9 month lactation turned into 22 months and hopes of a great show career were delayed one more year. Jess calved in January 2013 and Gingerich was “getting his psych on” to take her to the New York Spring Carousel in Syracuse in April. Two weeks before the show Gingerich said, “the floor fell out.” “We trimmed her feet and a few days later she started sliding…FAST. Dr. Robert Zell finally determined she must have had a touch of hardware that got stirred up when the sling went under her at hoof trimming time. But by the time we got ready to leave for New York, she was on the truck and ready to show.” Her New York Spring Carousel debut found her first in the five year old class until the last minute when the judge Michael Heath slipped her into second place. Classification day in June found Jess sick with the first case of coliform mastitis on the farm in 12 years. Gingerich said, “She scored Excellent 94 one day, had a blown quarter the next and zero kidney function the next day. She went down and was unable to get up. Four days later she had 92 pounds for the tester. We bred her the next day and she’s pregnant.” He continued, “The one thing I want to say about this cow, that I want everyone to know about her is that she has the heart of a champion. She makes Seabiscuit look like a no talent wimp.” As she stood in the string at the Indiana State Fair, Jess had several admirers but no one summed up her tenacity and superiority quite like fellow Holstein breeder Brian Tuman of Minnesota when he told Gingerich, “Look at her face and her eyes, that cow is one chromosome away from reading, writing and arithmetic.”

Sunrose Jess is not the only great one in the family. She comes from a long line of hearty cows, Gingerich explained, “I purchased her 3rd dam from Mike Oesch (of Indiana). She was a Comestar Leader x VG 87 Ned Boy x VG Bell x EX Char Sam Elevation Pabst.” He continued, “The Pasbst went back to a few cows that Mike had purchase when London Dairy sold out in Michigan, and when I was in high school Dr. Webb used to always come to our place and talk about the Pabst, so I had been following them for a long time.” Gingerich then bred the Leader to Ricecrest Marshall, trying to come up with something the AI industry may be interested in and came up with Sunrose Jaila, who was VG with several records over 40,000 and her top at 49,200. Jaila’s first daughter was Sunrose Jenna EX 94, by Morty, who has 150,000 out in three lactations. Her second daughter was Sunrose Jenny EX, by Hi Metro, who won the four year old class at Indiana State Fair in 2009. Jess was Jenny’s only daughter. Jenna had a son, Sunrose Jake, that we, and some neighbors, used. He sired Look-

Sunrose Jess Picked Grand – Judge Nathan Thomas of Ohio tapped Sunrose Jess as Grand Champion at the Indiana State Holstein Show in Richmond, in June. well Brooke who won a lot in Indiana and Kentucky and was nominated Junior All American Senior Yearling in 2012. All of Jakes daughters that have been scored are VG as 2 year olds. Jess has a Braxton daughter, Jalyssa, who was Junior Champion at the Indiana state Show in 2012 and a January 2013 daughter by Jake, Gingerich explains, “She the result of a miscarriage and throwing five straws of her cousin at her just to get her pregnant—but she’s a great calf.” Did he think she would be this great? Gingerich answered, “I will admit I always had a hunch with her.....you just watch her and she seems to have “it”....it is all her for sure. As a young cow, she just didn’t have enough volume in the udder to run with the big dogs, but that’s a problem I can live with.” Gingerich admits he has no clue on where Jess will go from here, he commented, “It doesn’t matter what show we are going to--county fair or expo, we always approach every show day with the same motto. Let’s try to land something in the top 5......after that it’s just more fun” Gingerich concluded, “All I know for sure about Jess and the rest of that cow family is that if they were all like these girls, milking cows would never seem like work.” Sunrose Jess will parade through one more show ring this year as she takes a stroll across the colored shavings at the “Big Dance” at World Dairy Expo.

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Patty Jones Sarah Damrow Sarah Damrow

LA Cantiniere Asia Journalist EX-94-CAN EX-94-MS 5-05 2X 334 27,793 4.0 1104 3.0 837 Nom. All-Quebec 4 Yr. Old 2007 Owned with Edgebrook Jerseys

DB Sid Dani-ET

DB Fever Mycala

2nd Place Winter Yrlg Iowa Jr. State Fair 3rd Place Winter Yrlg Iowa State Show

5th Place Winter Yrlg Iowa State Show

Lea McCullough Cybil Fisher Photography Cybil Fisher

Maple Hurst Judgement Brilliant

Sarah Damrow

Jr. Champion Iowa State Fair Thank you Ken Forester for making her available

Ski-Pal BBBK Daphinee EX-91

Steinbush Reality Dazzle

Junior champion MN State fair, WI State fair Res Grand Champion WI State Fair WI State Ayrshire show. Supreme junior champion heifer N.E.W. High Protein Show, Columbia Co Fair. Co owned by Tammy Voegeli and Ann Lerum

MD Hillbrook Sunburst-RED-ET EX-92

Intermediate Champion & Honorable Mention Grand Champion World Dairy Expo 2012.Sold for $200,000 at the 2011 International Intrigue Sale.All-American R&W Sr. 2-Year-Old 2011 Nom. All-American Sr. 2-Year-Old 2011.2nd Sr. 2-Year-Old B&W World Dairy Expo ‘11 Nom. All-American R&W Sr. 2-Year-Old ‘11 Sisters available by Contender, Destry, Altitude-Red, Redman. Sisters by Redliner and Colt 45 coming Patty Jones

Inquiries Welcome

Todd Bushman & Family

1402 Hwy 150, Calmar, IA 52132 / 563-379-3752 / tcbushman@acegroup.cc

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Zahbulls Jerod Rona-ET

At least five proven bulls from this family over +2000 TPI.

DAM (pictured):

RJR Hill 2737-ET GTPI +2221 Due October, 2013

Beth Herges photo • Kristy Roose Ad Design

GTPI +2476 GPA LPI +3243 DGV +3387 Born: June 15, 2013 PTA +1265M +96F +44P 70R 9/13 PTA +914NM +.02%F +.02%P PTA +7.0PL 2.63SCS +2.0DPR PTA +2.47T +3.06UDC +1.76FLC 70R 9/13 Rona is +185 above Parent Average for GTPI

Backed by 8 generations of VG and EX cows.

RONA’S FULL SISTER:

ZAHBULLS JEROD ROSIE-ET +2480 GTPI PTA +1773M +101F +50P +855NM PTA +5.1PL 2.61SCS +.4DPR PTA +3.25T +3.36UDC +2.17FLC

MATT ZABEL • 53361 255th Ave • Plainview, MN 55964 507-251-1260 • zahbulls@midco.net VISIT US ONLINE AT ZAHBULLS.COM

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J&S ATWOOD

SANDFLEA VG-86 Fresh 4/29/13 (pictured at 8 days fresh) • 2nd Fall Yearling, 2011 NILE • 1st Sr. 2 Yr. Old & HM Intermediate Champion, 2013 Indiana State Fair Open Show • 2nd 2 Yr. Old, 2013 Indiana State Fair 4-H Show DAM: J&S SCHARLET ASPEN SANDY-ET VG-87 3-01 2X 365 28620 4.0 1156 3.4 972

MS J&S STAC SAN SERENA-ET EX-90

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2-04 315 25,390 3.6 923 3.3 834 • 2nd Sr. 2 Yr. Old, 2012 NAILE Jr. Holstein Show • 2nd Sr. 3 Yr. Old 2013 Indiana State Holstein Show • 2nd Sr. 3 Yr. Old, 2013 Indiana State Fair 4-H Show • 3rd Sr. 3 Yr. Old, 2013 Indiana State Fair Open Show DAM: J&S SCHARLET GIB STACEY-ET EX-90 2-02 2X 365 26,290 4.6 1206 3.3 870 • RESERVE ALL-AMERICAN Jr. 3 Yr. Old Cow, 2004 • 1st Jr. 3 Yr. Old & Intermediate Champion, 2004 Mid-E Spring National SANDFLEA & SERENA’s 2nd Dam is J&S SANDY MILAN SCHARLET-ET EX-92, 3rd 5 Yr. + Dry Cow, 2003 Mideast Fall National. Their 3rd thru 12th Dams are all VG or EX cows from the J&S MIRACLE S WIND SANDY family.

1307 E 450 N • Marshall, Indiana 47859 • (765) 592-0644 • jsholsteins@yahoo.com

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WESTVALVIEW SS WOW-ET GTPI +2507 WESTVALVIEW SS WINK-ET GTPI +2390 WESTVALVIEW SS WONDER-ET GTPI +2275 All sired by Supersire

Jenny Thomas Cybil Fisher Photography

Dam

Vision-Gen MOM Wisa-B349-ET VG -86 +2082 GTPI 2-01 3X 365 37,037 4.2 1555 3.2 1185 2 Shamrock sons at stud Semex/Accelerated Semex to test 4 Bulls by Supersires Wisa is owned by Mike Berby & Daniel Brandt

2nd Dam

Juniper Goldwyn Wistful-ET EX-93 2E 1-11 2X 365 30,550 4.2 1274 3.5 1062

3rd Dam

Juniper Outside Wish-ET EX-95 2E 5-06 2X 365 42,580 4.0 1694 3.1 1308

4th Dam

Norz-Hill Form Wok-ET EX-94 3E 9-06 3 365 41,170 3.7 1528 2.8 1140 Life 230,830M 3.7 8467F 2.9 6590P

Rubarb Holsteins

Mike & Barb Berby 0701 S 500 E | Laporte, IN 46350 |219-608-1339 mikeberby@yahoo.com

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VG 87 @ 2Y with a VG 87 MS 2-03 241 20,270 4.5 919 3.1 625 RIP She is due back in April to Windhammer and looks tremendous. She has heifers by Windbrook and embryos and pregnancies by Hero Lea McCullough Cybil Fisher Photography

Dam - Cameron-Ridge Dundee Lasita EX-95 2nd Dam - Cameron-Ridge BC Lisa EX-96

2-11 365 30,573 3.2 977 3.1 926 She is due back in the beginning of February and will be ready to run in 2014. She was the 1st Jr. 3 at the 2012 All-American Red and White Show. She has pregnancies and embryos by BBM CP Altitude-Red . Dam - Lakevue Advent Jada-Red 2E 90 2nd Dam - VG 88 Ranger 3rd Dam - 2E- EX-92 Charles Billy Heath

Born 4-12-13

GTPI TPI 2289

PTA +1133M +63F +24P SCS 2.51 PL +5.9 Type +3.00 UDC +2.71 F&L +3.27 Dam - Lakevue Spearmint Hadley-ET VG 85 2-2 365 21995 4.6 1015 3.1 713

2nd Dam EX England-Ammon Hydrangea-ET 4-5 365 41,288 4.1 1714 2.8 1185

Then VG 86 Hershel X VG 88 Fatal X VG 89 Elton X EX Melwood X 2E 95 Snow-N Denises Dellia Hope has a full sister on the farm (genomics not done yet) and more pregnancies coming.

Billy Heath

Travis Couch 814.667.2373 | 814.599.0272 Cell | lakevuefarm@gmail.com

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Vicki Fletcher

Venture Shottbolt Stormy P *RC *PO GTPI +1903 Fresh on August 13th & looks tremendous! Pregnancies by Shanosber due in November & Pregnancies by Shanosber and Aikman due in March

Venture of Swaindale Red-P *PO is tested Polled with genomic results coming. She could be one of the top testing red polled calves in the world. Venture is a Relief-P daughter of Stormy-P.

Stormy P’s full sister is Sizzle P one of the top polled heifers and one of the hottest in the world.

Call to schedule a visit – We are 20 minutes from the World Dairy Expo

Swaindale

Registered Holsteins

Gary Swain 2810 County Road W, Deerfield, WI 608-444-0567 | swaindale@hotmail.com | twitter.com/Dairy_Swain

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The Blood of

Blackrose

By Ron Schaap

M

ark Rueth grew up on a farm in Jefferson, Wisconsin milking grade cows with his father. He started showing grade calves at the county fair and after a disappointing fair, Mark’s Dad, a good cowman, bought Mark his first registered calf. Unfortunately the Rueths, like many of us, bought their first animals on a limited budget and making their purchases from the animals at the end of the sale. Mark’s mentor—his dad, told Mark that instead of buying all these bargains maybe he should invest in a good one. Looking back at Mark’s track record I think he took his father’s advice to heart. Mark Rueth became a fitter, working sales, shows and clipping for classifications- providing a great education. Fitting took him around the country and the world and exposed him to some great cowmen making many lifelong friends. Among them was Mark Van Mersbergen of Markwell Farm in Washington. Mark was preparing the consignments at the Great Northern Sales Arena in Fond de Lac, Wisconsin when he first saw Stookey Elm Park Blackrose. She checked all the boxes on what Mark was looking for in a big time purchase. She had a great frame, carried the red factor and was sired by the popular bull, Blackstar. This was not his first exposure to the Blackrose family as he had clipped and admired her dam “Speckles” while clipping for Louis Prange.“Speckles”,

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a Triple Threat had the biggest head Mark had ever seen and had the look of a brood cow. Before the sale Mark Rueth called Mark Van Mersbergen and told him about a nice young Calypso daughter that might interest him. Van Mersbergen asked Mark what else looked good, so Mark told him about Blackrose. Markwell gave him a bid on the Calypso but said they were even more interested in the Blackstar heifer. The Calypso brought $2450 and sold to Gil-Tex of California, where she went on to be the All-California two year old. Mark was disappointed he lost out on her but then set his sights on Blackrose. She came in the sale ring and the bidding began. Everything came to a halt at $4,500 and Mark was confident Blackrose would go home with him, but then somebody new jumped in and ran her to $5,400 where she was struck off to Rueth & Markwell. Mark started working for Bob Schauf ’s Indianhead Holsteins in Barron, Wisconsin and got the “OK” to house Blackrose there. Bob Schauf knowing a good one himself talked Mark into selling him a one-third interest. It was at Indianhead that she spent the rest of her life. Elm Park Stookey Blackrose wound up EX-96 3E Gold Medal Dam, Dam of Merit, two time All-American and All-Canadian and the ALL-TIME All-American Junior 2 & 3 year old. She made a record of 42,230M 4.6F 1939F 3.4P 1432P. She has produced 21 Excellent and 18 Very Good progeny. Mark later learned of the contending bidder at the sale. She would have had her tail docked lived in cramped small stalls and in all likelihood would not have had the impact on the breed that she has today. As you watch the Red & White show at World Dairy Expo realize that a high percentage of the animals in the show ring carry the blood of Blackrose.


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Mad-About Pontiac Sunfire 2-03 2X 357 39,430 3.6 3-04 2X 317 30,670 3.5 4-03 2X 365 37,230 3.4

EX-93 EX-96-MS 1416 2.7 1048 1060 3.0 912 1261 2.9 1084

Jr. All-Illinois Jr. 3 Yr. Old 2010

Sunfire has Damion and Laurin milking daughters to be scored this fall, also a yearling Lauthority daughter. She has 3 Goldsun ET sons for sale. She has a Lauthority ET due in December and March

K-Lane Farms

Rodger Koehn & Family 2845 Kennedy Rd., Peotone, IL 60468 708-878-8518 | RHONDA.KOEHN@BlueLinxCo.com

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EX-95 96-MS CAN 3rd 5-Yr.-Old, 2013 Ontario Summer Show 3rd 5-Yr.-Old, 2013 Ontario Spring Show Pansy will be flushed later this Fall!

CACHE-VALLEY LHEROS 2331 EX-92 (Max Score) HM Intermediate Champion, 2013 BC Spring Show Lheros x EX-93 Durham x EX-95 Leader! IVF Female Transfers by Goldwyn & Golden Dreams.

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STRANSHOME SID SKYLAR 1st Spring Yearling 2013 Midwest Spring National

Dam: Quality-Ridge Rubens Sandy EX-94 IVF Female transfers by Goldwyn & Golden Dreams. Pansy, Lheros & Skylar are owned with Matthias Swartzentruber.

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M-RIVERVIEW AUDRA-RED EX-91 92-MS 3y 2nd Sr. 3-Yr.-Old All-American Red & White Show 2013 Third Dam is MD-Delight Durham Atlee EX-92 Audra will be flushed soon to the bull of your choice!

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SAVAGE-LEIGH GOLDEN GIRL

Fancy Goldwyn Fall Calf! Dam: Savage-Leigh Leona EX-96!! Golden Girl will be flushed to sexed Acme.

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STUNNING HOLSTEINS

Look for these Beauties in the Budjon and Savage-Leigh Show Strings at World Dairy Expo!

Austin Yoder • 5731 St. Rt. 26 E • Montezuma, GA 31063 • cell 478-244-9063 • stunninghol96@yahoo.com

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GOLDFAWN ADVENT

Ritzy

RED-ET EX-93

4y0m 365d 36802 4.2 1548 3.1140 Nominated as a Jr. 3 in 2011 she left us early but her Debonair 4-year-old is a 7th generation EX and a January ‘13 Redburst that has the look. The Renita Rangers never go out of style!

WILSTAR DURHAM

Amazing

2E-92

4y1m 329 26272 4.3 1142 3.4 893 This 10th generation EX from our Enhancer Alicia family has daughters by Sanchez and Shottle both pg to Atwood that are future stars. Reds in the family by Advent and Destry have premium show potential! TAG SALE BEGINS APPROX. 3:00 P.M. SATURDAY & ENDS 4:00 P.M. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13. TAG SALE CONTACTS Scott Courtney 563-380-1318 Chad Ryan 920-960-1449 Kevin Jorgensen 920-210-3992 Brandon Ferry 608-335-8861 Tracy Schaefer 320-360-5188 Kristy Roose Ad Design

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FARMDALE CANYON

Dazzle

3E-94 GMD

6y0m 365d 42,720 4.8 2037 3.5 1478 Dazzle has 2 each by Mac, Planet, and Destry. 1 EX Mac and several more potentials. You will like them but the Granddaughters are Stellar. A red Barbwire due in March is the kind to build your franchise!

OPSAL WILSTAR RUBENS

Dori

3E-94 GMD

7y11m 365 48110 3.7 1764 3.0 1443 near 290,000 life Dori’s 2nd dam is a sister to Durham. There are several Shottles from Dori including Jr. 2 Dare VG-87, a show winner in her own right due before spring show to Atwood and her March ’13 Guthrie is a heartbreaker! PICNIC 11:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.

Hosted by

WILLIS & CARLA GUNST,

Cathryn & Christopher 3687 30th Drive, Pine River, WI 54965 920.858.9367 Willis cell Directions to the farm: From Poy Sippi, take County H west 1 mile then 30th Drive south 2 miles to farm.


Morningview Bolton Ricki EX-90 EX-93-MS +1923 GTPI 3-11 2x 365 38,570 4.3 1651 3.1 1191 Bolton x VG-88 Stormatic back to the EX-93 Converse Judy family!!

Ricki’s Daughter Playball Beacn Riley GTPI +2177She is fresh and looks tremendous! Currently Flushing PTA +1520M +62F +36P PTA +3.8PL 2.61SCS +.2DPR PTA +2.82T +2.18UDC +2.95FLC Nick Sarbacker

MS Morningview Annette-ET VG-85 VG-MS +1968 GTPI 2-04 2X 365 28,580 4.6 1328 3.5 1010 Les Schmidt

Planet x VG-87 Oman x VG-89 Mtoto back to EX-93 Converse Judy Family. She has Massey daughters along with Earnhardt and Oak pregs. From the Converse Judy family with high Percent Protein

Ms Morningview S Abreo-ET VG-88 EX-MS@2Y 2-3 2x 365 29,260 4.7 1370 3.5 1027

Socrates x EX-91 Toystory x-EX-87 Oman x VG-89 Mtoto back to EX-93 Converse Judy! Abreo is a 3rd generation 3.5 P in 3 different herds! An elite Protein family, we are working with members of Abreo’s family

Call today on the availability of these 3 Highly Proven Cow Families! Nick Sarbacker

LesLie HigH 14179 300th St. Cantril, Iowa 52542 319.288.0711

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What can one good

C

brood cow do?

lark Vilter admits that he was not the first to spot the potential of Guernsey great Westlynn Tom Dee. Randy Kortus was judging a show in Washington and marveled at the winning 2 year old.

That was a young “Tom Dee.” Randy Kortus contacted then fitter, Mark Rueth and together they purchased the outstanding young Guernsey. “Tom Dee” made her way out to Madison that fall and when Clark saw her for the first time he was impressed with her balance, great udder and feet and legs. Deciding it was more enjoyable to own her than to look up at her, Clark became a partner with Randy and Mark. Eventually purchasing the whole cow.

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By Ron Schaap

How did that work out? Well not too bad! “Tom Dee classified Excellent 96, made a high record of 26,540M 4.8F 1284F 3.6P 961P and also had a most distinguished show career as a four time World Dairy Expo Grand Champion!! But “Tom Dee” didn’t stop there. She turned into perhaps the Greatest Guernsey Brood Cow with twelve Excellent daughters and sixteen national show winning maternal offspring. Among her daughters was Four Winds Dee Destiny EX-93 All-American who was the dam of Four Winds Destiny Child, Excellent-95 with over 28,000 pounds of 4.5F milk, two time Grand Champion at World Dairy Expo , five time All-American and the best cow Clark Vilter ever bred. “Tom Dee” helped Clark and Joy Vilter achieve the Guernsey Master Breeder Award and propelled Clark into being included in the Klussendorf Award club. It shows what one great purchase can do for a breeding program.


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PLAYBALL MOM Kathy DeBruin photo • Kristy Roose Ad Design

LITTLE

VG-86 +2142 GTPI 2-4 2x 305 25,750 4.8 1232 3.9 995 PTA 1202M 80F 60P PTA 540NM .13%F .09%P Man-O-Man x VG Baxter x EX-93 Shottle x EX-92 BWMarshall back to EX-93 Converse Judy! Currently being flushed!

THAT IS CORRECT– 3.9% PROTEIN! AN ELITE YOUNG COW WE ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT! Owned with Tim Schmitt 563-542-6377

PLAYBALL RLTY

LITTLE-ET RC

VG-85 VG-MS @2-06 +1822 GTPI 2-4 2x 261 23,583 4.3 1018 3.3 778 Completes 9 generations of VG or EX cows from the Converse Judy family. Little’s polled daughter: PLAYBALL RR LIMIT-ET RC PO +1858 GTPI PTA +821M +54F +38P 72%R 8/2013 PTA +309NM +.09%F +.05%P PTA +2.07T +1.23UDC +1.73FLC 72%R 8/2013 Reality Little will be rescored in September–look for her to be 87-88 2yr. Sweet young Cow!

SYWASSINK FAMILY • 15373 HIGHWAY 92 • LETTS, IA 52754 • 319-759-2171 STEVE

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