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The Board of Directors of the Ohio Holstein Association has adopted the following: “The Mission of the Ohio Holstein Association is to provide services and programs to its members and young people so that they might attain a better living from their involvement with Holsteins.”

HOLSTEIN NEWS Official Publication of the Ohio Holstein Association

Volume 92 Number 2 MARCH/APRIL 2020 Published 5 times per year in February, April, June, October and December by the OHIO HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 479, Wooster, OH 44691 www.ohioholstein.com

Subscription price in the U.S. is $30.00 per year ($10 per year for Junior Members). The NEWS subscription list is filed geographically by town and state. When you change your address, please be sure to give us your old address as well as the new one. Advertising rates available upon request. News and advertising forms close one month preceding date of issue.

Contents A Message From the Executive Director, Tom Thorbahn.............................................................. 5 A Message From the President, Bill Indoe.......................................................................................... 6 OHIO HOLSTEIN CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS Ohio Holstein Celebrates 100 Years................................................................................................. 8

Address all mail to the: OHIO NEWS P.O. Box 479 • Wooster, OH 44691 330-264-9088 • Fax 330-263-1653 Email farm.writer@hotmail.com

Ohio Holstein 100th Anniversary Convention Sale Averages $4115.................................10 Junior Buckeye Breed Builder Award............................................................................................15 Senior Buckeye Breed Builder Award............................................................................................15

Send UPS or Fed Ex to 1375 Heyl Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 OFFICE STAFF Executive Director.......................................Tom Thorbahn cell 419-366-8135 crimsonswissrus@aol.com Office Secretary...............................................Diana Miley oholstein@sssnet.com Editor.............................................................Melissa Hart cell 517-398-1957 farm.writer@hotmail.com Webmaster................................................. Laurie Menzie ph. 740-624-6367 Ad & Layout Designer.................................Erin Robinstine erin.robinstine@gmail.com OFFICERS President: William Indoe, Lodi.....................330-608-9770 Vice President: Chris Lahmers, Marysville....614-306-7194 Secretary: Ethan Steiner, Marshallville........330-466-8916 Treasurer: Kaye Janes, Wooster....................330-464-4134 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS Paul Haskins, Butler - Past President...........419-618-4028 Joe Cole, Bloomville....................................740-396-0454 Scott Sprunger, Dalton................................330-465-0622 NATIONAL DIRECTOR Steve Moff, Columbiana .............................330-482-9018 BOARD MEMBERS Dist. 1 Gary Kibler, Warren...........................330-770-8014 Dist. 2 Randall Kiko, Salem.........................330-831-0174 Dist. 3 Steve Specht, Dover..........................330-204-9831 Dist. 4 Open Dist. 5 Dallas Rynd, Ashville........................740-207-5005 Dist. 7 Joe Miley, West Salem......................330-263-7814 Dist. 8 Jeneva Auble, Polk............................419-908-5352 Dist. 9 Joe Cole, Bloomville..........................740-396-0454 Dist. 10 Dan Morlock, Pemberville..............419-265-5771 Dist. 11 Jay Ackley, East Liberty...................937-666-5502 Dist. 12 Ty Etgen, Harrod.............................567-204-6310 Dist. 13 Chris Lahmers, Marysville...............614-306-7194 Dist. 14 Eric Topp, Wapakoneta....................419-953-3427 Dist. 15 Curtis Bickel, Wilmington...............937-728-0174 Postmaster: Send address changes to: Ohio News, P.O. Box 479, Wooster, OH 44691 4

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Distinguished Service Award...........................................................................................................16 Ohio Holstein Convention Snapshots.....................................................................................18-21 A Glance Back in Time........................................................................................................................29-31 Yesterday’s Cowpath, by Barb Lumley...............................................................................................32 On the National Front..............................................................................................................................34 Holstein Grapevine...................................................................................................................................38 Ohio Holstein Women.......................................................................................................................42-43 BarbWire, My Refrigerator is Talking to Me, by Barb Lumley........................................................47 Calendar of Events....................................................................................................................................50 Index to Advertisers.................................................................................................................................50

Just For The Juniors The Queen’s Corner, by Kayla Cring....................................................................................................23 Just for Juniors............................................................................................................................................39

On The Cover

We chose a new decade for this issue’s historical cover. The September 1950 issue featured three cows that won at the Springfield Black and White Show. From left is Jay Dooley with his entry, Floyd Carter with one of his cows and holding Carter’s other cow is Roy Wolf. The January-February 2020 cover featured a mystery man, but it didn’t take long for Chris Sayers to identify her grandfather, Ignatius ‘Iggy’ Cavanagh. It only took one look for Dick Indoe to recognize Iggy as the man cutting wood for the sugar bush. Dick went on to describe that they had a farm just south of Burton on Route 94 on the west side of the road. Iggy served on the OHA Board with Dick’s Dad, Kenneth Indoe. Dick remarked, “He was a hard workin’ man.”

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From the Executive Director By Tom Thorbahn

One hundred years ago the Ohio breeders of Registered Holsteins decided to form what is now the Ohio Holstein Association. Their mission was to focus on the great Ohio breeders and the cattle that were the result of their breeding programs. In 1920, the Registered Holstein breed had been in the US about 60 years, and breeders in Ohio had a great passion for herd improvement using the genetics of their day to develop their herds. You, the present members of the Ohio Holstein Association, continue this tradition of passion in developing your own herds. I’m sure if those Ohio Registered Holstein breeders of 100 years ago could see the results of what they started, represented in your herds today, they would be amazed. Each of you should be proud of the progress of the Holstein cow in Ohio over the last 100 years. Thank you to Julie Renner for all the hard work in putting together our 100th Anniversary celebration. Thanks also to Lisa Mangun and all the ladies who helped with the Dairy Bar. There was a lot of memorabilia at the annual meeting, I hope you had the opportunity to look over some of those old Ohio Holstein News’. We had some great herds to view on the tours, thanks to all the herds that opened their doors for us on Friday afternoon. The sale was well attended, and prices held very well; Daniel Brandt and sale staff did a great job, look for the report in this issue. Convention 2021 is moving along, as many of the committees are working hard to make plans. Host day tours will include Ackley Holsteins, Triple T Holsteins, and Henry Farms, MVP Dairy, and an afternoon at Select Sires. Pre-Convention Tours will include Pine-Tree Holsteins, Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,

plus possible Western Ohio Tours. The Non-Delegate Tour will be to Franklin Conservatory plus other historical places in Columbus. The Sale Committee has met, Chad Griffith has agreed to help co-chair this committee, since Nathan and Jenny will be busy with Host Day Tours. As more is finalized, we will let you know. Please consider being part of Convention 2021, helping with a committee or just being available to participate in the many activities planned, put June 21 to 25, 2021 in your calendars. As you are well aware many things have changed due to the pandemic of the coronavirus. The Ohio Spring Sale has been cancelled, but we have an online sale scheduled for April 21st hosted by Cowbuyer.com. Look for more information in this issue! While we wait out the virus, please stay safe and happy spring! OHIO NEWS

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A Message from the President By Bill Indoe

Learning to adapt is nothing new to us as dairymen. We have been doing it for years in all facets of our business. With that, the Ohio Holstein Association is doing its best to continue to serve and move forward while surrounded by a world of uncertainty. We held our first teleconference board meeting and will continue to use this option as we go forward. Our spring sale in Wooster was canceled much like many other sales. If you know anyone looking for milk cows, bred heifers, or show calves, please let us know and check our web page at Ohioholstein.com. There are also some online sales being organi zed. For those who couldn’t be at our state convention, we had a great time with excellent accommodations. Special thanks to Julie Renner for all the work to organize our state convention for the last 15 years. The meeting, sale, and awards luncheon were very well attended. It was great to see entire families and even 4-H clubs come to enjoy the waterpark. National Holstein Convention 2021 is rapidly approaching, and we are in constant contact with National Holstein as we try to finalize our program of events. We need donations and help on committees. Things could change with the world upside down today. We will keep you posted.

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Hopefully by summer the county fairs and other events will be back in the fold. But if you need to smile a bit, let me take you back to the convention with the Senior and Junior Buckeye Breed Builder award winners. It’s with pleasure I can say I’ve known the Miley family since high school. They do a tremendous job of breeding, selling, and promoting Registered Holsteins. They just do it right! And Evan Kiko I’ve known since he came to help us at our district show about five years ago. He has a great passion to learn and improve. With the help of his family and a group of friends, his herd is doing great things in a short period of time! And, if you heard his speech at convention, you understand why we all do this! Stay safe!

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Ohio Holstein Celebrates 100 Years

The OHA Board of Directors for 2020: Front row from left: Ethan Steiner – Secretary, Chris Lahmers – Vice President, Bill Indoe – President, Kaye Janes – Treasurer. Back row from left: Dallas Rynd, Jay Ackley, Scott Sprunger, Randall Kiko, Joe Cole, Dan Morlock, Curtis Bickel, Steve Specht. Not pictured: Joe Miley, Kurt Topp, Gary Kibler, Jeneva Auble.

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The Ohio Holstein Association enjoyed a centennial celebration at the recent Ohio Holstein Convention held February 28-29, 2020 in Sandusky, Ohio. Surrounded by reminders of years gone by, convention goers perused old magazines, sorted through aged photos and enjoyed conversation about the old days of Ohio Holstein. On Friday, three farms opened their doors for tourists. The Nolts, Havens and Zimmermans provided refreshments and a guided tour through the cows and their operations. The convention sale took off Friday evening during the 100th celebration dinner. Daniel Brandt and Randall Kiko with the help of Chad Griffith and Cowbuyer conducted the sale that averaged $4115. A complete sale report can be found on page 10.


2020 OHIO HOLSTEIN CONVENTION Three meetings were held on Saturday morning; the Ohio Holstein Juniors, the Ohio Holstein Women and the Ohio Holstein Association. At noon the annual OHA Queen Contest and awards luncheon was held. Judy Wolford served as the emcee where every table was filled to enjoy the recognition of Ohio Holstein breeders and industry supporters. The OHA Queens contest had two contestants vying for the coveted crown. Kayla Cring of Norwalk was named the Ohio Holstein Queen while Madelyn Topp of Botkins was named the alternate. The farm tour hosts were recognized for their hospitality as well as the winners of the Progressive Breeder Registry winners. Those PBR winners present were Jim Sheffield of Jaloda Farms, Paul Haskins of Rohaven Farms, Doug Dye of Quality Quest Holsteins and Ben Simpson of Plainfield Farms. The Senior Buckeye Breed Builder

Award went to Joe and Jon Miley of Miley Holsteins, while Evan Kiko of Kiko Holsteins received the Junior Buckeye Breed Builder Award. The Distinguished Service Award was presented to Steve Moff and the Ohio Holstein Woman of the Year was Janice Brill. Al All-Ohio Awards and Junior AllOhio Awards were presented as well as Junior Production Award winners. All of the Junior award winners can be

Eric Topp escorts his daughter Madelyn in for the OHA Queen Contest.

found in the Just for Juniors section on page 35. Allison McCummons was the recipient of the Esther Welch Ag Communications Scholarship. The event concluded with the annual Ohio Holstein Women’s Fun Auction where Randall Kiko auctioned off several baskets raising $3,310.

Kayla Cring (center) was crowned as the OHA Queen for 2020. Madelyn Topp (right) is the first alternate and Kinley Topp (left) is the retiring OHA Queen.

The Purebred Breeder Registry winners present from left: Jim Sheffield, Paul Haskins, Doug Dye and Ben Simpson.

The All-Ohio winners were recognized. Those present from left: Evan Kiko, Randall Kiko, Kristy Ackley, Kayla Cring, Madelyn Topp, Lilly Elsass, Ben Simpson.

Convention attendees enjoyed a self-guided tour at Brookview Farms.

The Nolt family hosted a farm tour on Friday afternoon. OHIO NEWS

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2020 OHIO HOLSTEIN CONVENTION

Ohio Holstein 100th Anniversary Convention Sale Averages $4115

The sale was well attended as guests enjoyed a celebration dinner Friday evening during the event.

By Barb Lumley Ohio Holstein breeders, friends and families came together at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, Sandusky, Ohio on Friday evening, February 28, 2020 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Ohio Holstein Association. The evening began with the Ohio Holstein 100th Anniversary Celebration Dinner followed by the Ohio Holstein 100th Anniversary Convention Sale. Thirty (30) consignments were presented in absentia and sold for an average of $4115. Topping the sale at $27,000 was the consignment of Pine-Tree Dairy, Matthew Steiner and Family, Marshallville, Ohio. Lot 2, Pine-Tree 7589 L 724-ET born 10/18/19, was purchased by Tim Rauen, New Vienna, Iowa. With +2864 GTPI, she was sired by Pine-Tree CW Legacy-ET and her dam, Pine-Tree 6586 Schi 7589-ET was sired by ABS 10

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Achiever-ET with eight generations of Very Good and Excellent cows in her pedigree including the dam of AI sires Robust and Punch. Selling for $10,000 was Lot 6, Cookiecutter Embark, born 10/5/18, with a +2801 GTPI and sired by Mr Mogul Delta 1427-ET and from a Very Good 85 two year old S-S-I 1stclass Flagship daughter. She has thirteen Very Good and Excellent dams in her pedigree. Consigned by Pine-Tree Dairy, Marshallville, Ohio, she was purchased by Cookiecutter Holsteins c/o Luke Getty, Hudson Falls, New York. Ramsier’s Willow Spring Farm, Rittman, Ohio, consigned Lot 4, PineTree 7965 Legac 566-ET and she was purchased for $9500 by Steve Gasser, Creston, Ohio. Born 10/20/19, +GTPI 2851, she was sired by Pine-Tree CW Legacy-ET. Her dam is a Triplecrown Pontiff-ET daughter with ten genera-

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tions of Very Good and Excellent dams in her pedigree including Snow-N Denises Dellia EX 95 2E. Jonathan and Alicia Lamb, Oakfield, New York, purchased Lot 5, the consignment of Swisslane Farms and Bovine Genomic Partners, Alto, Michigan, for $9000. With +2823 GTPI and born 11/20/19, BGP Solution 18987-ET was sired by Fustead S-S-I Solution-ET and from a Flagship daughter from the Wesswood Rudy Missy-ET family and eleven generations of Very Good and Excellent dams. The sale was hosted by the Ohio Holstein Association and managed by Daniel Brandt, Annville, Pennsylvania. Auctioneer was Randall Kiko, Salem, Ohio, with Daniel Brandt reading the pedigrees. Chad Griffith handled the bidding on Cowbuyer. Consignments sold to New York, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa and Ohio.


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2020 OHIO HOLSTEIN CONVENTION — JUNIOR BUCKEYE BREED BUILDER “My dad always strived for good cows that like to work, I enjoy making them a little prettier but still able to work,” states Evan Kiko the 2020 Junior Buckeye Breed Builder Award winner. Evan was presented with the award at the 100th anniversary celebration of the Ohio Holstein Convention held in Sandusky. Evan grew up in a dairy farming family and started developing his own herd in 2014 when he made some key purchases from the convention sale with the help of his grandparents. His grandpa advised him to get involved with the Ohio Holstein Association and to attend every Ohio convention possible. Evan watched as his friend and mentor, Adam Whiteleather received the Junior Buckeye Breed Builder Award in 2014 and he made that award one of his personal goals. Since then Evan, with the help of his parents Jim and Louanne, have worked to develop a herd of cows built from proven cow families. A few of the bulls they are using include Gold Chip, Atwood, McCutchen, Doorman, Warrior Red, Diamondback, Backflip, Doc, Applecrisp, Denver and Cheers.

The Kiko family celebrated with Evan as he was named the 2020 Junior Buckeye Breed Builder Award winner. From left: Madison Kiko, Jaclyn Kiko, Jim Kiko, Evan Kiko, Susie Kiko, Jim Kiko and Louanne Kiko

In November 2019, Kiko Farms, LLP., received their first year Progressive Breeders Registry certificate from Holstein Association USA, Inc. This award is given in recognition of the achievement of high standards in the breeding of Registered Holstein cattle through the adoption and use of official breed programs of production testing and herd classification, and cooperative participation with other breeders

of Holstein cattle in programs of breed improvement and promotion. After the receiving the award at the convention, an emotional Evan thanked several folks for supporting him through the years. You can see that entire acceptance speech video on the Ohio Holstein Facebook Page and for more on the Kiko Farms story, see their feature in the 2019 November-December Ohio Holstein News.

2020 OHIO HOLSTEIN CONVENTION — SENIOR BUCKEYE BREED BUILDER The 2020 Senior Buckeye Breed Builder Award was presented to Joe and Jon Miley of Miley Holsteins, West Salem, Ohio. A 100 percent Registered Holstein

Brothers Jon and Joe Miley work together at Miley Holsteins and earned the Senior Buckeye Breed Builder Award.

herd with 99 percent of them home bred, Miley Holsteins has a sixty-oneyear history in the cow business where they bred thirty-three Gold Medal Dams and twenty-four Dams of Merit. There have been a total of 190 Excellent cows and 745 Very Good cows with the Miley prefix. They have won the PBR award for fifteen years and the Progressive Genetics Award for six years. Milking 250 cows they have a herd average of 24,000M 950F 750P and a BAA of 107.3. The Miley operation has always been run primarily with family labor supplementing the work force with students from the local high school and OSU-ATI. Joe and Jon said they feel blessed to have worked with their parents for forty years and when Joe’s son Jason graduated from OSU in 2011,

he came back to the farm. Both of Jon’s boys, Adam and David are also working at the farm. They are no stranger to the show ring exhibiting at county, district, state, and national shows. In the last decade they began showing Red and Whites and they are now a significant portion of their show string and breeding program. Miley prefixed cows have won the National Futurity four times, including the first and only Red and White. Joe and Jon are both active in their communities serving in their local church and on several boards including COBA, ADA Mideast and Ohio Holstein Association. Joe and Diana have a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Amy, and a daugher, Anna Miley, while Jon and Amy have two sons, Adam and David.

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2020 OHIO HOLSTEIN CONVENTION — DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Steve Moff shown with his wife, Jane, was recognized for his continued service to the OHA with the Distinguished Service Award.

As presented by Tom Thorbahn at the Ohio Holstein Convention This year's recipient of the Ohio Holstein Distinguished Service Award has been active in the Ohio Holstein Association all his life. Raised on a Registered Holstein farm in eastern Ohio, he grew up showing Holsteins as part of his 4-H projects for ten years. He participated in his county 4-H dairy judging and also the state 4-H judging team. Following high school graduation, he attended the Ohio State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Dairy Science. While at OSU he was active in the University 4-H, the Dairy Science Club, Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity, and the OSU Dairy Judging Team. Our recipient today has been involved in many phases of Ohio's dairy industry. He has been a member of the Ohio Holstein Association, serving on the Board of Directors, Executive and Finance Committees. He was Vice-president and President, and has chaired the Show Committee going on twenty years. He has represented the Ohio Holstein Association on the board of Spring Dairy Expo since 1984 and has been the Holstein representative on the Ohio PDCA Board. He has been the Assistant Dairy Superintendent at the Ohio State Fair since 2012 and was the 4-H Dairy Committee Co-chair from 2010 to 2015. He is also an approved judge, judging numerous shows in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. He served his local Holstein group, Columbiana/Mahoning Holstein Club as President for many years. He is a member of District Two where he served as President from 1989 to 1993, and a state representative 1992 to 2001. He is a member of the Canfield Fair Board, Cattle Department Chair since 2015, and the new Dairy Cattle Superintendent. He is a past 4-H leader and serves on the Zoning Appeals Board for 16

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Beaver Township, Mahoning County. A member of Paradise Church, he has served as a deacon, elder, president, consistory, and adult Sunday School teacher. Our recipient today is a member of the All-American Dairy Show Board of Directors and Junior Show Chairman from 2006 to the present. He has served as a delegate to the National Holstein Convention from 1984 to 2017 and has been an adult advisor to the National Holstein Junior Advisory Board from 2005 to 2011. He presently represents Area Three on the Holstein Association USA Board of Directors. He has also served as National Historian for Alpha Gamma Sigma, professional agricultural fraternity. He has been a COBA/Select Sires Program Specialist since 1980. He and his wife, Jane have been married for 38 years, and have three children, Neil, Brian, and Heidi, and now have six grandchildren. I also understand that he is a very accomplished square dance caller. I am pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2020 Ohio Holstein Distinguished Service Award is Steve Moff, Columbiana, Ohio.


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Queen’s Corner

OHA Queen Kayla Cring and her parents Scott and Kathy Cring My name is Kayla Cring, I am the 2020 Ohio Holstein Queen. I am 17 years old and attend Norwalk High School. I am involved in extracurricular activities such as NHS soccer, basketball, track, Teen Leadership Corps, Calvary Baptist Youth Group, Student Council and the NHS Orchestra. This year I am also the President of my 4-H club, Opportunities Unlimited. I’m so thankful for this opportunity and experience. The dairy industry has been a wonderful part of my life. I started in the showring at age 11, which is much later than your average showman. Most people I have met in this community usually have grown up on a dairy farm. Therefore, raising and loving Holsteins comes quite naturally to them. But you could say that my experience was a little bit different. I did not grow up on a farm. Not to mention I actually knew very little about farms before I was given the opportunity to show in the Kiddie Showmanship at my local fair. I was so excited to get the chance to show a cow. Up until this point, I had only ever participated in 4-H for sewing. The next summer I received a Holstein calf as a gift and showed at the Spring Dairy Expo and Huron County Fair. And that is how I started the hobby I now love. I have been showing for six years now. This past year has been a big year for my Holstein cow named Google. She won Grand Champion at the Ohio State Fair Junior Show. Then she proceeded to earn 2nd place in the Junior

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Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin. This entire experience has been unbelievable. Growing up a city girl, I never would have imagined something this big would come out of that small Kiddie Showmanship. I’m so thankful for the Lund family for introducing me to the Dairy Industry and Holsteins. None of this would have been possible without them. Also, thank you to everyone else who has helped me along the way. I’m so grateful for this experience and can’t wait to fulfill this position as 2020 Ohio Holstein Queen to the best of my ability.

The Ohio Holstein Convention took place in February. It was a pleasure to tour all the farms. Thank you to the Havens, Zimmerman, and Nolt families for letting us all check out your farms. It is always interesting to see how different farms function. It is so sad the Spring Dairy Expo has been canceled this year. Every year this is one of my favorite shows! But I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe. It’s going to be great to get back into the showring and start the busy season of shows. I look forward to seeing you all at future shows!

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As the Ohio Holstein Association commemorates their 100th year in 2020, we will be taking a walk down memory lane through the historical Ohio Holstein News magazine pages. This will be a regular feature throughout the year, in addition to Barb Lumley’s Yesterday’s Cowpath. These pages are from the April 1977 issue of the OHN, reporting on the annual convention.

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Yesterday’s Cowpath As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ohio Holstein Association, Barb Lumley will be writing a special column featuring special points in time for the Ohio Holstein Association. Enjoy your walk down Yesterday’s Cowpath. By Barb Lumley From the Holstein-Friesian World and Holstein-Friesian Register Volume XXXII Lacona, New York No. 23 November 16, 1935 — M. S. Prescott, Managing Editor — W. A. Prescott, Associate Editor Making production records has always been important to registered Holstein breeders throughout the years. And so when La Vertex Quantity of U. Neb. 724068 broke the lifetime record in 1935 it was front page news for the Holstein-Friesian World. She set a new life time record for fat as well as for milk under official or semi-official supervision. La Vertex had freshened for the tenth time at 12 years, 8 months and had completed her tenth semi-official A.R. record with 24,242.2 lbs. of milk, 819.1 lbs. of fat, giving her a total for the ten records of 227,831.8 lbs. of milk, 8,455.43 lbs. fat in ten lactations. She had two records over 27,000 lbs. milk and 1,000 fat. Throughout her long career as a producer La Vertex has known but two milkers, F. E. Baldwin and S. H. Baugh. The herdsman who supervised her handling and care was George Trimberger. She is bred and owned by the University of Nebraska. La Vertex was pictured at 12 years and 8 months and her picture appeared on the front cover of the Holstein World. She had dropped eleven calves in her ten freshenings of which seven were still living. She had calved with twin bull calves just prior to being pictured. (Her picture showed extreme dairyness, depth of body and rib, and a straight topline, however the picture left a bit to be desired in udder, feet and legs.) There was a report on the Ohio Breeder’s Sale and 6th Annual Bull Sale held November 6-7, 1935 at Wooster, Ohio under the auspices of the Ohio Holstein-Friesian Association. The offering of thirty five (35) females and sixty eight (68) bulls were all negative to the T. B. and bangs test. The total 103 head sold for $15,722.50 or the very good average of $152.64. Prices ran evenly throughout for females going up to $250 for those in milk with a total of 55 in milk averaging $151.36. Ten bred heifers selling averaged $113 selling up to $135. Bulls sold on the second day of the sale and 68 sold for an average of $92.17. The bull offerings consisted mostly of calves or bulls just turned a year old. Bulls from tested dams outsold bulls from untested dams by several dollars. Top price in the bull sale was $275 paid for a 10 month old grandson of DeCreamCo Calamity Posch consigned by W. L. Biddle, Wauseon, Ohio. He went to C.B. Knight, Orwell, 32

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Ohio. Second high bull sold for $205 and was also consigned by W.L. Biddle and sold to C.O. Stingel, Sugar Creek, Ohio. Robert M. Montgomery, Canfield, Ohio consigned the top cow, a five year old due soon to Pabst Perfection. She sold for $250 to W.B. Barr and Son, Canton, Ohio, who selected seven head in the sale. Emery and Hambel, Zanesville, Ohio took the next three top priced cows for $235 from the herd of Chas. R. Line, $225 and $215 from the herd of Melvin R. Zimmerly, Bluffton, Ohio. Other good buyers in the sale were Stoll Brothers, Marshallville, Ohio who selected seven head and Lawrence Paumier, Louisville, Ohio who took five head. There were ninety buyers from Ohio, two from Michigan and one from Pennsylvania. Col. Walter Andrews was the auctioneer The Inter-Collegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at the National Dairy Show was won by Kansas State College with a team score of 4,199 points, closely pressed by University of Ohio with 4,193 points, who ranked first in Holstein judging. Miss Charlotte Heberding of Ohio College was second high individual for judging all breeds. University of Ohio was high team for judging Holsteins with E. Slagle of that team as the high Holstein Individual. An article on the consumption of milk in New York reported by Commissioner Ten Eyck of New York State announced increased receipts of nearly 8,000,000 quarts of milk in the metropolitan area of New York City during August and September, compared with the same period in 1934. Credit was given to improved economic conditions, along with an aggressive milk advertising campaign. The advertising program emphasized five points in regard to milk. These are: its alkaline effect; that leaders in business and sports drink it; that it helps clean up the complexion; that it is not fattening; that it is one of our least expensive foods. A page titled “Midwest Spring with M. S. P.” told of Editor M. S. Prescott’s visits to various well-known herds in Wisconsin. A page called “New of the Trade” featured news of sales. The 66th Earlville sale held November 8 at Earlville, New York brought the encouraging average of $161, the 83 head bringing a total of $13,367.50. The 27 females averaged $188.52 with a top of two cows at $325. Top bull was $355. Elmwood Farms, Deerfield, Illinois was featured on the back cover. Pictured was King Bessie Ormsby Pietertje 60th, one of their junior sires, his dam and his second dam. The headline read, “Buy a Half Interest in This Great Bessie And Help Us Finish Proving Him”. The ad read, “The right buyer can have his exclusive services for the next two years. He is bound to transmit the things you want. In the test barn as well as the show ring the Bessies reign supreme.”


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On the National Front About the time this comes out you will have noticed the base change in the Holstein proofs. During the Board Meeting in February we approved changes in the TPI formula giving fat and protein equal value and adding the new health traits developed by the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB). We also passed the change in Foot & Leg Composite to put legs side view back in with an intermediate optimum. Holsteins were the only breed to improve in all fertility traits and 5 of 6 health traits. (a little minus on milk fever). Myself and Dwight Rokey will be seeking reelection to our second term at this years National Convention in Lancaster, Pa. John Burket and Dale Drendel will be finishing their terms. Dean Jackson and Dennis Wolff will be running for the Area 2 position John is vacating. Tony Brey, Tim Rauen and Jerry Smith will seek the At-Large seat

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Dale is leaving. Our Ohio delegates to the Convention are Bill Indoe, Ken Janes, Randall Kiko, Julie Renner, Mathew Steiner, and Phillip Topp. The main hotel in Lancaster is full and they are filling the 2nd about two blocks away. I am told the ticket prices for this convention will be very reasonable. I hope to see a large delegation from Ohio. The Judges conference this year was held in California at the Ruann Fiesta. From the picture I saw, it looked to be a great success. In conclusion, WOW what a great 100th Ohio Holstein convention. Thank you to Julie Renner and her committee and volunteers. Congratulations to our Junior and Senior Buckeye Breed Builders, Evan Kiko and Jon and Joe Miley. There were fantastic Queen contestants Kayla Cring Queen and runner up Madelyn Topp. An impressive Woman of the year, Janice Brill and a conven-

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tion sale that went extremely well with some good buys, but still making a nice plus in the association account. It was great seeing old and new friends and the many pictures from years past. Covid-19 is now the main topic everywhere; it has caused the cancellation of our Mid-East Spring National, committee meetings and now Schools and restaurants. Praying for a slowing of infection rates so we can get back to a more normal pace. Steve Moff, HAUSA Director smouric@aol.com or 614-205-7179


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It’s official! Ken Janes (D7) is now officially retired from COBA. Congratulations on a long career in the AI industry and hopefully it will be a long time before he retires from his service to OHA. Former OHN editor Esther Welch (D8) celebrated 92 years young on March 21st. Shown here with grandson, Ryan Welch, she is reported to be in great spirits and is an active member of the the promotion committee for the 2021 National Holstein Convention. Happy Birthday Esther!

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Don’t forget the Ohio Holstein ONLINE Sale on April 21st on Cowbuyer.com Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, many events were postponed and cancelled. But Nathan and Anita Steiner’s daughter, Hannah and her new husband Riley Steiner found a way to celebrate their wedding! According to Anita Steiner’s Facebook post, at the last minute they had the idea to have a “drive-through reception” for the immediate family members, aunts and uncles, and grandparents that weren’t able to be at the ceremony. Congratulations to the Steiner family! (D-7) The ad deadline for the May-June 2020 Membership issue is May 5th. A big thank you to those who took the extra time to make the 100th anniversary celebration a very special event at the convention held in Sandusky. The old issues of the Ohio Holstein News, the memorabilia, the old photos and fun props made the convention one to remember!


Juniors Gather for Centennial Celebration

Production Award winners from left: Madelyn Topp, Ava Budny, Leah Budny and Nora Budny.

The Ohio Holstein Juniors met at the 100th celebration of the Ohio Holstein Association held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 in Sandusky. Those present at the meeting included: Ava Budny, Leah Budny, Nora Budny, Eve Crossgrove, Lane Mussard, Clara Mussard, Ava Lahmers, Audrey Lahmers, Phoebe Mussard, Alice Whiteleather, Brock Whiteleather, Ava Whiteleather, Kinley Topp, Jenae Murillo, Lindsay L’Amoreaux, Keaton Topp, Allison Steinke, Brady McCumons, Kendra Topp, Jodi Crossgrove, Laurie Menzie, Jason Whiteleather, Allison Specht, Paul Haskins, Jodi Crossgrove. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The discussion then turned to spring show class and champion awards as well as awards for the state fair class winners and champions. Turning our attention toward the

The Junior All-Ohio Award winners present were from left: Madelyn Topp, Allison Steinke, Lily Elsass, Ava Budny, Leah Budny, Nora Budny and Kayla Cring.

National Holstein Convention, members discussed what they enjoyed about the convention in 2019, and what events are going on for 2020, like quiz bowl, jeopardy and other events and activities. There was discussion about what the Ohio juniors should be handing out for this year’s national convention. Officer elections were held and here is the new slate of leaders: President- Lindsay L’Amoreaux Vice President- Kinley Topp Secretary- Madelyn Topp Treasurer- Ava Budny Reporter- Lilly Elsass The next meeting date was set for Thursday, March 26th, 2020 at Spring Dairy Expo. After the meeting we did the Hoards Dairyman Judging Contest where we

judged Jerseys, Holsteins, Brown Swiss, Ayrshires and Guernseys. After we placed the classes, we were asked to pick a supreme champion of all the breeds. The Junior award winners were recognized during the convention awards luncheon. Respectfully submitted, Lilly Elsass, Reporter

Ad deadline for the May/June issue of Ohio Holstein News is May 5

Ohio Junior Leah Budny used her artistic talent to create some fun shirts for the Centennial Celebration of Ohio Holstein. They were auctioned off at the OWH fun auction with Judy Wolford as the Emcee.

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Ohio Holstein Women Annual Meeting Minutes February 29, 2020

President Louise Harding called the meeting to order with 10 women attending. The minutes from 2019 were read and corrected to read “Queen Committee: Megan Lawson, Jeneva Auble, and Morgan McDonnell.” We straightened out the line of succession on that committee. This year Jeneva Auble will the chair with Morgan McDonnell as second year member and Julie Grove as new member. Thanks to all these ladies for keeping this contest going. Treasurer Lisa Mangun gave the Treasurer’s Report. At the beginning of the year we had $11,002 and by the end of the year 2019 we had $11,089.82. Coming out of that total will be the scholarship, gifts for the queen contest, and gifts for the Woman of the Year. Sara Twining moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Becci Hartline, motion passed. The 2020 Ladies Fun Auction brought $3310.00. We had a discussion about how much is allowed for the Queen contest. Lisa Mangun moved we spend a total of $500 on the Queen contest; seconded by Becky McDonnell; motion passed. Since we don’t have women’s meetings during the year, some of the details get lost. Becci Hartline suggested we use Google Doc to share information during the year.

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Morgan McDonnell reported for the Queens Committee. This year’s contest had two contestants for Ohio Holstein Queen. Kayla Cring was crowned this year’s Queen with Madelyn Topp as runner up. Congratulations to both ladies. Becky McDonnell as this year’s chair reported for the Woman of the Year Committee. The committee for 2020 is Becci Hartline, chair; Kristy Ackley, second year; Becky McDonnell going on again. There were two nominees for Woman of the Year. Congratulations to Janice Brill from District 8 as this year’s Woman of the Year. A big thank you to Hanna Dye and Melissa Hart for the excellent video and booklet highlighting all the years of Ohio Holstein Woman of the Year and Ohio Holstein Queen. Thank you also to Ohio Holstein Secretary Diana Miley for contacting the women and their families to get the photos and bios. Under Old Business we discussed ways to help promote and host the National Convention in 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. Becky McDonnell made a motion that the Ohio Holstein Women give the Ohio Holstein Association National Convention fund $5000 with the stipulation we can give more as needed; motion seconded by Jane Moff; motion passed. Maybe next year at the Ohio convention, we will advertise the Women’s Fun Auction proceeds go toward National convention expenses. Jane Moff gave some ideas that have been discussed for the 2021 Non-Delegate tour. Diana Miley, Kaye Janes, Lisa Mangun, and Linda Thorbahn are working on the National Convention Non-Delegate tour ideas. Under New business, the Holstein Women have been asked to redo the Secretary’s office at the Ohio Holstein office in Wooster. The plans discussed were paper removal, paint, drapes and the need to have a work day to move the furniture out and prepare for the wall work. We need to get quotes for paper removal and painting. Lisa Mangun moved we approve up to $500 for the job; seconded by Becky McDonnell; motion carried. President Louise asked the wishes of the group about election of officers. Jane Moff said we need continuity in planning for the National Convention and moved that we keep the same officers; seconded by Becci Hartline; motion passed. Those officers are Louise Harding as president, Becky McDonnell as vice-president, Lisa Mangun as treasurer, and Sara Twining as secretary. There are still many cookbooks in the office. Please contact Diana Miley if you want to pick up some to buy or sell. Motion to adjourn was seconded and passed. Respectfully submitted, Sara Twining Ohio Holstein Women Secretary


2020 Ohio Holstein Woman of the Year As presented at the Ohio Holstein Convention by Morgan McDonnell

Ohio Holstein Woman of the Year Janice Brill with her husband Rick

The 2020 Ohio Holstein Woman of the year is Janice Brill. Janice, is the wife of Richard Brill with Brill-View Farms Inc., in Wellington, Ohio. Janice grew up on a registered Holstein dairy farm also in Wellington, BeDeBe Farms where she started her life with cows. Today her brothers and nephews still operate the farm in the crop and grain business. Janice and Rick have been married and running Brill-View Farms with registered Holsteins for 47 years this April. The farm consists of over 1,800 acres of crop ground. Janice grew up showing dairy projects in the county 4-H program. After high school she went to college and received her medical assistant certificate and worked as an office nurse in different OB/GYN offices for 40 years, before retiring in 2012. In 1985, Janice took over the office and bookkeeping of Brill-View Farms, while continuing to work her full-time job as a medical assistant. Along with working in the medical field and taking care of the bookwork for the farm, Janice and Rick raised their daughter Jessica, who now is a full-time teacher in Jackson, Michigan. For many years and still to this day, Janice filled-in for every role on the farm; milking, feeding calves, baling hay, driving truck or the combine, running employees to and from the fields, cooking and delivering meals to the crew and of course chasing loose cows in the middle of the night in her pajamas on several occasions. The farm has hosted many farm tours over the years for NOBA, Farm Bureau, and Ohio Holstein that took a lot of behind the scene work that Janice made happen. Sundays and most holidays when other employees had the day off,

Rick and Janice would enjoy milking together. Up until 2009, they were milking over 500 head before selling out. Rick and Janice decided to start up milking around 100 head again in February of 2010 until completely selling out in April of 2019. Janice has been a chaperone for Ohio Holstein Juniors at the National Holstein Convention when it was in Ohio, in 1977. She was also a founder of the Lorain County 4-H Dairy Club and the Lorain County Youth Dairy Auction over 20 years ago. Janice has always been a 4-H and FFA supporter, sponsoring many awards, serving on several committees over the years and helping in any way possible. If you haven’t had any of her baked goods over the years, you haven’t attended enough events, gatherings or meetings in your life. Today you can find Janice still helping out on the farm. Times are less stressful now without the cows around. She also cleans their community church and takes care of great nieces and nephews as needed. Janice mainly keeps herself busy with her outstanding catering business she operates with close friends. They cater large events all year round. Janice has always been there for everyone and anything over the years while being the best dairy farmer’s wife she can be. Congratulations to Janice Brill!

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From the kitchen of Sara Twining 2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup light corn syrup ½ cup water 1 cup butter (do not use margarine) 2 cups raw or roasted peanuts 1 teaspoon soda I have always made this in an electric deep fryer and use the temperature settings to keep the process going by the temps in the recipe. Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 3 quart saucepan. Cook and stir until sugar dissolves. When syrup boils, blend in butter. Stir frequently but not vigorously after the mixture reaches the syrup stage (230 degrees). Add nuts when the temperature reaches soft-crack stage (280 degrees) and stir constantly till temperature reaches the hard-crack stage (305 degrees. Remove from heat. Quickly stir in soda, mixing thoroughly. Pour onto two large cookie sheets or two 15 1/2x 10 1/2 inch pans. As the candy cools stretch it out thin by lifting and pulling from edges, using two forks. I pull it really thin so it’s easy to eat. Loosen from pans as soon as possible; turn candy over. Break into pieces. Makes 2 ½ pounds. OHIO NEWS

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My Refrigerator is Talking to Me I recently heard an advertisement on television By Barb Lumley about a refrigerator that can talk to you. Sure enough… there is a company that is unveiling a refrigerator you can talk to and it replies! It includes a meal planner which personalizes recipes, it will tell you when food is expiring and you can tell it to compile a shopping list. I couldn’t help but wonder what it would be like if my refrigerator talked to me. It would probably go something like this... ~~~~~ Morning Barb! You look a little bedraggled this morning. Not enough sleep? Were you writing a column or watching an old western movie? There’s lots of cream for your coffee and milk for your cereal. What are you going to have for breakfast this morning…eggs, bacon, orange juice, oatmeal….warmed over pizza…really? Whatever! See you at lunch time. ~~~~~ Hey Barb! How’s your day going? I heard the phone ringing a lot… telemarketers no doubt. There is some vegetable soup…how about a cheese sandwich with it? Remember to use wheat bread. How about some fruit for dessert. You still have some of those little cans your cousin brought you. The spaghetti sauce? Are you going to eat pasta again? Remember what the doctor said about too much pasta and you needing to lose five pounds? That coconut crème pie won’t help you to reach your goal either! Ouch…you shut the door too hard and made my shelves shake! ~~~~~ Supper time already? How about making some beef stew with lots of potatoes, onions, celery and carrots. That would be healthy. Or you could bake some chicken and make a salad. I know you can call and order pizza or a

whopper and French fries but that is not a very good idea! The doctor is not going to approve of that! By the way, I have the meal planner in me, why not use it for your meals. We will need to get some groceries…kale, salmon, green beans, broccoli, asparagus etc. Why not try some of that plant-based stuff…almond milk, oat milk, plant- based butter, fake meat. You slammed my door again! ~~~~~ Oh, the light woke me up. What are you doing here…its one o’clock in the morning? No, no, not the coconut crème pie. And no more of those Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups you hid in the butter keeper! How about an apple or some yogurt. I must remember to add plant based yogurt to the grocery list. By the way, I could use a little cleaning, a couple

of those leftovers are getting a little green, there is some expired cream cheese that will soon be hard as a rock and a new box of soda would be nice. See you later. ~~~~~ Good morning! Oh, you decided to give me a good cleaning out. But why aren’t you putting anything back? I’m empty! Who are those men? Why are they loading me onto that thing with wheels? They just put an old style refrigerator in my place! You need a refrigerator that can do your meal planning and make up a grocery list, tell you when food expires and remind you what to eat that is healthy, not that oldfashioned type that can’t talk! Easy on the bumps guys, and you better cover me up, its cold out here and I don’t want to catch “strep technology”!

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Advertiser Index ABS Global - Zachary Berry.........................pg. 12 ADA Mideast....................................................pg. 44 Agri King............................................................pg. 25 Andrews Auctioneers...................................... pg. 5 Be-Ware Holsteins..........................................pg. 40 COBA...................................................................pg. 52 Cole, Duane......................................................pg. 36 Commodity Specialists.................................pg. 46 Computermixx................................................pg. 25 Dairy Agenda Today......................................pg. 45 DFA/Kim O’Brien.............................................pg. 12 DHI Cooperative, Inc.....................................pg. 40 Farmers National Bank..................................pg. 11 Farmers National Bank..................................pg. 24 Harold’s Equipment.......................................pg. 12 Harold’s Equipment.......................................pg. 28 Jaloda Farms.....................................................pg. 28 K R. Davis-Nationwide...................................pg. 34 Kalmbach Feeds..............................................pg. 51 Kidron Auction................................................pg. 38 Kiko Auctioneers.............................................pg. 14 LG Seeds - Tim Miller.....................................pg. 12 Lowe and Young.............................................pg. 35 Meaden and Moore.......................................pg. 40 Mennonite Mutual.........................................pg. 12 Mennonite Mutual.........................................pg. 28 Miley Holsteins................................................pg. 17 New Pittsburg Vet Clinic..............................pg. 46 Ohio Beef Council............................................. pg. 7 Ohio Holstein Women..................................pg. 13 Ohio Spring Online Sale...............................pg. 41 PBS Animal Health.........................................pg. 36

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Pine-Tree Dairy................................................pg. 26 Plainfield Farms................................................. pg. 2 Plain-Knoll Holsteins.....................................pg. 37 Prengers, Inc....................................................... pg. 6 Progressive Dairy Systems..........................pg. 12 Quietcove Holsteins......................................pg. 22 RES Auction/Andrews Auctioneers..........pg. 11 Richard, Jim......................................................pg. 49 Richman Farms................................................pg. 17 Rohaven Holsteins.........................................pg. 27 Silent-b Registered Holsteins....................... pg. 3 Spike Rentals....................................................pg. 38 Spreng Capital Management.....................pg. 13 ST Genetics.......................................................pg. 33

Stein-way Equipment...................................pg. 48 Suits of Springhill...........................................pg. 35 Tom Indoe - Pioneer Seeds.........................pg. 12 Trent Insurance-Nationwide.......................pg. 16 Tri-County Animal Clinic..............................pg. 12 U-Dean Farms.................................................... pg. 5 Useful Farm Products....................................pg. 23 Walnut Hill Feeds............................................pg. 27 Wellington Equipment.................................pg. 12 Wengers Sharpening Service.....................pg. 47 WG Dairy............................................................pg. 12 WG Dairy Supply.............................................pg. 42 Whiteleather Grain.........................................pg. 40

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