OH Holstein News March/April 2023

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Official Publication of the Ohio Holstein Association

Volume 95 • Number 2

March/April 2023

Published 5 times per year in February, April, June, October and December by the OHIO HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION

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Editor ............................................................ Melissa Hart cell 517-398-1957 • farm.writer@hotmail.com

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President: Chris Lahmers, Marysville


Vice President: Ryan Welch, Polk ................ 419-651-5281

Secretary: Erica Davis, Washington CH........

Treasurer: Danette Simpson, Belmont 740-391-1122


Bill Indoe - Past President 330-608-9770

Paul Haskins, Butler ...................................

Joe Cole, Bloomville ...................................

Evan Kiko, Paris

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.”





Steve Moff, Columbiana 330-482-9018


Dist. 1 Gary Kibler, Warren ..........................

Dist. 2 Evan Kiko, Paris



Dist. 3 Steve Specht, Dover 330-204-9831

Dist. 4 Open

Dist. 5 Dallas Rynd, Ashville

Dist. 7 Allison Mangun

Dist. 8 Jeneva Auble, Polk ...........................

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Dist. 9 Joe Cole, Bloomville ......................... 740-396-0454

Dist. 10 Dan Morlock, Pemberville 419-265-5771

Dist. 11 Jay Ackley, East Liberty 937-935-8272

Dist. 12 Ty Etgen, Harrod


Dist. 13 Chris Lahmers, Marysville 614-306-7194

Dist. 14 Eric Topp, Wapakoneta ................... 419-953-3427

Dist. 15 Curtis Bickel, Wilmington .............. 937-728-0174

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Dave (left) and Rick (right) Conrad have been farming their entire lives. They officially joined their dad in the business in the 70s and they are the farm feature this issue. See their story on page 8! The Ohio Holstein Association enjoyed a great convention, and you can see who was honored with awards starting on page 22. We want to start a new feature on the Women’s page, so make sure you check that out on page 49. And if you are looking for some great genetics or a fancy show heifer, make sure you see all the sale ads in this issue for the Ohio Spring Sale coming up on FRIDAY, April 21st in Wooster. The next issue will contain the membership directory and will go to the National Holstein Convention. The ad deadline is May 13th! Contact Melissa Hart to save your spot! Email: farm.writer@hotmail.com or call 517-398-1957.

HOLSTEIN NEWS Ohio Contents From the Executive Director Dallas Rynd ................................................................................. 5 A Message from the President Chris Lahmers 6 Meet Your New HAUSA Regional Representative ...................................................................... 7 Cow Success is All About Efficiency ............................................................................................. 8 Calendar of Events 15 I Had No Idea! with Greg Cornish ............................................................................................ 16 Thank You to Our Convention Sponsors 18 Bullseye 19 OHA Annual Meeting Minutes ................................................................................................... 20 District 3 Hosts Ohio Holstein Convention 22 Barbwire: Spring Has Sprung ........................................................................................................ 23 Ohio Holstein Distinguished Service Award 2023 ................................................................... 25 The Grapevine 29 On the National Front................................................................................................................... 31 The Impact of Plainfield Herd Reduction Sale Report 32 In Memoriam 34 Yesterday’s Cowpath ...................................................................................................................... 36 Ohio Holstein Convention Virtual Sale Report 44 Ohio Holstein Women 49 Advertiser Index ............................................................................................................................ 50
The Juniors Queen’s Corner .............................................................................................................................. 12 Just for Juniors 13
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From the Executive Director

We just celebrated our annual state convention which was hosted by District 3. It was a fabulous event. The weekend began on Thursday evening with the Simpson family hosting an open house for their very impressive group of cows and heifers. On Friday morning, many folks from across the state of Ohio and from Pennsylvania arrived at Plainfield Holsteins looking for a chance to purchase a really nice Holstein with a deep pedigree. The rain didn’t dampen the spirit of the crowd and the Simpson’s had a really nice sale.

Many folks left there and headed to

Cain Farms to see their automated dairy. The Cain family has installed almost every robotic item made by Lely. Not only are they using robotic milkers, but they also had a robotic feed mixer, manure pusher and feed pusher. It was an impressive set-


The Friday evening virtual sale was well attended. It featured some lively bidding from the audience and from Cowbuyer as Daniel Brandt and Randall Kiko teamed up for a very successful sale.

As I write this, it’s March Madness time. I’m sure that excitement will carry into Spring Show and the spring sales that are scheduled here in the Buckeye State. There will several chances this spring to purchase that special individual that will enhance your herd or show string.

Lastly, our Association works through it’s many committees. If you are interested in being on a committee, please contact the board member in your area or me. We are more than happy to include you.

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A Message from the President

As I write this, we have just finished up with our State Holstein Convention. First of all, I would like to thank the convention committee and especially Lisa Mangun for organizing the convention. I thought it went very well. We appreciate Don and Danette Simpson for assisting in the convention planning.

Friday kicked off with a sale at the Simpson’s farm. Plainfield Farms has long been known for excellent cattle in Eastern Ohio. This sale showed the time that they spent in developing their breeding program over the years.

The convention tours included the Cain family farm located just south of Plainfield farms. This fully automated robotic dairy featured some innovations I had not seen before. They had a robotic feed mixer. They stated that this mixer would mix feed 10-12 times during the winter months and 6-8 times during the summer months. This was interesting technology and possibly a snapshot of what the future holds.

Once the farm tours finished up in the afternoon, we had Hors D’oeuvres at the hotel before the Convention sale. Managed by Daniel Brandt, the sale brought a mix of genomic and type lots and grossed over $100,000 on 31 lots. That evening brought a lot of fellowship that lasted well into the night.

Saturday started of with good discussion and election of the officer team. During the awards luncheon, a new Ohio Holstein queen was named. Congratulations to Aubree Topp being crowned as queen and Tess Neville as first runner-up. The Buckeye breeder awards went to Bill Indoe and Damon Bertke. Also recognized were the winners of the All-Ohio and Junior All-Ohio awards. It was exciting to see Jim and John Spreng be recognized for their distinguished service to The Ohio Holstein Association. Spreng Long Acre was one of the first farms I got to know when I was a youngster getting into the purebred business. I always thought a lot of them so I was happy to see them be recognized.

Spring will be busy in Ohio this year. We have several sales coming in April; The Ohio Holstein Spring Sale will be April 21st in Wooster, followed by the Triple T sale on April 22nd, and Quietcove on April 24th. Make sure you get out and enjoy these sales and take advantage of the great genetics offered in our state.

Chris Lahmers 614-306-7194 • clahmers@cobaselect.com


one as a herdsman at a 5,000 cow dairy and another in dairy nutrition. She says these roles also gave her an appreciation for taking care of cows well.

After graduation, Lauren worked as a livestock audit specialist. Through this experience, she set foot on farms from across the country, ranging from 12 to 5,000 cows. She’ll bring this insight and perspective with her in her new role with Holstein USA.

“I am excited to be back in my home state and area again,” explains Lauren, who grew up in Northeast Ohio. She’s also eager to work with Registered Holstein breeders specifically.

“I’ve noticed Registered breeders really know their cows, and they’ve put a lot of work into developing the genetics of their cows,” Lauren observes. While she’s only been on the road for a few weeks, Lauren has enjoyed meeting Ohio dairy farmers and seeing the cows they have in the barn.

She’s excited to continue to share the products, programs, and services that Holstein Association USA has to offer with members. Lauren says programs offered through the Association stand out because of the opportunity they provide to members. The Holstein Marketplace Sires program is a great example of this.

Lauren Almasy joined the Holstein Association USA team as a Regional Representative for Ohio and Pennsylvania in late February. Lauren says she’s eager to serve Registered Holstein breeders through this new role.

“I know things in the dairy industry are not always easy, so I’m eager to help and support dairy farmers however I can,” Lauren shares.

Lauren graduated from Ohio State University (OSU) with a bachelor’s degree in animal science in December 2021. While in college, Lauren also enjoyed participating in dairy judging. She was a member on OSU’s winning team at the National Inter-

collegiate Dairy Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo in 2019.

Growing up on her family’s hobby farm, Lauren got her introduction to the dairy industry at age 10, when her family got their first dairy cow. This sparked her interest in dairy, and Lauren begin showing and judging dairy cattle shortly after. It didn’t take long for Lauren to realize she wanted to pursue a career in the dairy industry.

“I’m pretty lucky, I figured out what I wanted to do and what I was passionate about when I was 12,” Lauren says.

In order to gain experience, Lauren had dairy related internships, including

“I think the Holstein Marketplace Sires program is really cool because it’s a way for breeders to make money and improve genetics within herds across the country,” she explains. “It’s unique because the owner of the bull maintains ownership and gets the lion’s share of the profit from sales of the bull.”

Lauren will be on the road with Holstein Marketplace Sires semen, and knowledge on all of Holstein USA’s products, programs, and services. She’s ready and willing to assist Ohio’s Registered Holstein breeders and looking forward to continuing to connect with more members throughout the state.

If you have questions about Holstein Association USA’s products and services that Lauren can assist will, contact her by email at lalmasy@holstein.com or phone at 330.306.8635. She’s always happy to help!

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“I know things in the dairy industry are not always easy, so I’m eager to help and support dairy farmers however I can,” says Lauren Almasy, HAUSA’s new regional representative for Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Cow Success is All About EFFICIENCY

If it’s your first time meeting brothers Dave and Rick Conrad, it won’t take long to realize they are some of the most humble and passionate dairy farmers in the industry - but not because they’re the type to tell you that about themselves.

Quietly nestled in Grafton, Ohio, is Conrad Farms LLC, a fourth-generation dairy operation established by Dave and Rick’s grandfather in 1946 after moving from Avon, Ohio, to its current site in Penfield Township. The original purchase of the farm was 240 acres and 35 cows; half were Holstein and half were Brown Swiss. Today, the farm is a 100 percent registered

Holstein herd (98 percent homebred) with 250 cows and more than 1,000 acres. It is managed by Dave and Rick in addition to Dave’s son, Bradley, the fourth generation.

The brothers’ father, Clarence, and Uncle Larry farmed together until Larry joined the military. At that point, Clarence Conrad sold the Brown Swiss to focus on Holsteins. Both Rick and Dave began farming with him in the 1970s and attended The Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute. After obtaining some young-farmer loans, Rick bought 25 cows, many of which came from Steinbeth Farms near Rittman, Ohio. Heifers were grown

elsewhere to keep total investment costs


In the 1980s, Rick and Dave became official partners with their father in Conrad Farms. The herd grew to more than 100 cows and they went from milking in a stanchion barn with bucket units to a pipeline. By the turn of the century in 2000, the herd had 200 cows. Many cattle were purchased locally and in Canada, thanks to friend Dave Dyment of Ontario. A freestall barn and a double-eight herringbone parlor were built to get the herd milking three times a day.

In 2002, the brotherly duo bought out

Rick (left), Bradley (middle), and Dave (right) are the owners and managers of Conrad Farms. Bradley will be the fourth generation to run the farm.

their father’s portion of the farm. It was then they started hyper-focusing on the game of efficiency. This meant investing in genetics, artificial insemination, flush work and some top-notch heifers.

One of these heifers included Ri-ValRe Finley Carol-ET EX-91. “We bought her in 2004 at the Buckeye Classic Sale during Spring Dairy Expo as a small calf. Delbert Yoder helped us pick Carol out, and she topped the sale. The sale staff wanted a high-seller photo, but we loaded her up and took her home because we didn’t want anyone to know how much we paid for her,” recalled Rick, laughing.

“She did okay as a calf, but she was a great-looking milking yearling when she calved out. Delbert advised us to take her to Louisville (for the North American International Livestock Expo) as a fall milking yearling. She was nominated All-American.”

At that point, the All-American nominations were printed in Holstein World. Ernie Kueffner purchased Carol, but she left a lasting impact at the Conrad residence. She produced four daughters and one son of note, including her Lucky Mike daughter that sold for $11,000 at the 2006 Buckeye Classic Sale and her Lucky Mike son that

went into the Select Sires Young Sires A.I. Program.

Another animal that changed the game for the Conrads was out of the same cow family as Carol: Ri-Val-Re Shtle Desirae-ET EX-93, also purchased at the Buckeye Classic Sale. She earned merits in the ring and was even showed in the futurity at the Ohio State Fair. At the time, the closest Trans Ova Genetics facility was in Maryland, so they drove Desirae all the way to Boonsboro for IVF.

On the home front, the Conrads still yearned for efficiency. A spanking new double-10 rapid exit parlor with computerized milk weights was installed. “In 2012, we invested in our young stock and built a heifer facility to bring all of our heifers back to the home farm,” said Rick. “Over the years, our herd size increased to 250 cows and 250 replacements. We’ve been focusing on cow comfort and genetics.”

Over the years, their rolling herd average has drastically boosted from 19,000 pounds per cow to over 32,000 pounds. They began genomic testing five years ago to identify lower-performing genetics for culling and good-genome heifers to reproduce those through sexed semen and flushing. “We find value in our registered Hol-

steins,” said Dave.

The current breeding program calls for all sexed semen on all virgin heifers and only on the top milking cows. The majority of the herd, or lower-end genetics, receive beef semen.

“In the last three years, we have purchased high-genomic heifers from sales in Ohio, and we are now flushing and IVF those heifers to elite genomic bulls looking for additional genetic sales,” said Rick. “We have used sires from all studs, but we do have a fair amount of GENEX daughters, but our main focus within the past seven or eight years has been with COBA/Select Sires and using bulls from their NxGen program as well.”

The Conrad herd has a current grasp of 2700 GTPI and its top 10 are extremely close to 3000, with three of those even over that mark. “The focus on functional type, components and genomics has given us the ability to become more efficient without adding cow numbers,” Rick stated. “Current production has cows at over 32,000 pounds of milk with a 4.2 butterfat and 3.4 protein.”

The family harbor a passion for grain farming as well. After purchasing and rent-

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The 250 cow herd has a rolling herd average of 32,000 pounds of milk.


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ing some land, the current farm operates 1,200 tillable acres - 550 of which are owned - for corn, soybeans, alfalfa, rye and occasionally wheat. All alfalfa is harvested as haylage and they get at least four cuttings every year; there could even be a fifth. Of the 1,200 acres, roughly 600 go to feed the cows and the other half are for cash grain sales.

“Quality forage has been one of our keys to success on our farm,” said Rick. “We grow BMR corn silage, which has given us more efficient production.”

The brothers work with a company to test soil and focuses on

precision farming to have a variable rate for seed and fertilizer, depending on what is needed. Rick also gives credit to OSU Extension for running a business analysis on the operation every year to let the numbers speak for themselves.

As for the future, the owners plan to continue to dial in on the production side of the farm. They are even set to classify cows this summer, because they have spent the time in developing quality animals.

“We want to get better at what we do,” said Dave. “There are no plans to expand - just to get better.”

The Conrads are keeping Ohio State history alive on the farm! Dave (left) and Rick (right) have been farming their entire lives. They officially joined their dad in the business in the 70s.
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Queen’s Corner

Hello everyone, my name is Aubree Topp and I will be representing the dairy industry over the next year as your 2023 Ohio Holstein queen.

I am 16 years old and a member of district 14. My parents are Phillip and Carrie Topp and I have two younger siblings. I am currently a junior at Botkins Local School and a member of the varsity soccer team and varsity swim team. I have broken five individual records and three relay records on the swim team.

My involvement with Ohio Holstein has been as a junior member on the officer team. Currently I am serving as secretary.

In school I am a member of the Botkins FFA and have served as an officer for the past two years. Last year I served as Parliamen-

tarian, and I am currently serving as Historian. I am also a member of the Botkins Livestock 4-H club where I have also served as an officer for the last two years.

I have shown dairy cattle since I was little, growing up on our family farm, Topp View Farm. At our farm we milk around 40 cows with all breeds. My role on the farm is to take care of the heifers, such as feeding, cleaning the stalls, walking, and washing. I also feed baby calves and help my dad milk when I can.

As Ohio Holstein queen I look forward to not only promoting the Registered Holstein cow but promoting the health benefits of dairy in the diet. As a student athlete I realize nutrition is important and dairy plays a vital role in muscle development and recovery. Also, as queen I plan to go around to schools and teach kids about the importance of the dairy industry in America. I am honored to serve as the 2023 Ohio Holstein queen and I can’t wait to meet breeders and promote our industry for the next year.

Aubree Topp (left) will serve as the Ohio Holstein Queen while Tessa Neville will serve as the alternate for 2023. Phillip Topp and daughter Aubree traded in their barn clothes for a tie and sparkles as he escorted his top farm hand in for the queen contest. Judy Wolford (left) emceed the queen contest and posed the question to Aubree Topp, “How would you explain to the public the differences between a beef cow and a dairy cow?”

Thank you to everyone who was at the Ohio Holstein Junior meeting. I hope everyone had a great time. New officers were elected at the meeting in St. Clairsville on Saturday March 4th, 2023; they are Madelyn Topp for our president, Cole Pond for our vice president, Aubree Topp for our secretary, Ava Whiteleather for our Treasurer, and Alice Whiteleather for the reporter.

We would like to congratulate our new queen Aubree Topp who is a big part of the junior program, and we know she is going to be a great queen. We would also like to thank our past queen Autumn Whiteleath-

er who did an amazing job. Autumn did a good job introducing school students to the Holstein breed and educating them about the dairy industry.

At the juniors meeting we did a quiz bowl pre-test to see what we knew and if we would want to do quiz bowl at the state fair or the National convention. We also did a round of jeopardy to see what it was like. This was led by Sarah Thomas and Laurie Reidman. Any juniors interested in making a team for quiz bowl please contact Sarah Thomas at 919-548-5531or email sarah17@ vt.edu or Laurie McCormick Reidman at


The National Holstein Convention will be held on June 23-27,2023 in Lexington, Kentucky. There will be games, dances, quiz bowl  and many other amazing opportunities. If you are interested in attending the National Convention, there will be activities and contests for juniors and financial assistance may be available through the Ohio Holstein Junior Association.

Respectfully submitted, Alice

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Ohio Junior Holstein Association officers from left: Alice Whiteleather, Ava Whiteleather, Aubree Topp, Cole Pond, Madelyn Topp.

Calendar of Events

MARCH/APRIL 2023 | 15 April 14 GTPI Sale, Leola, PA, 11 am 20 Youth Dairy Judging Clinic, Wayne Co. Fairgrounds, Wooster, OH, 7 pm 21 Ohio Holstein Spring Sale, Wayne Co. Fairgrounds, Wooster, OH, 11 am 22 The Best of Triple T & Heath Sale, 11 am, Pickaway Co. Fairgrounds, Circleville, OH 24 Spring Colors at Quietcove Sale, 11 am, Quietcove Farm, Wapakoneta, OH 29 Midwest Spring National Holstein Show, Madison, WI 29 Indiana Holstein All-Breeds Sale, Columbia City, IN May 13 Ohio Holstein News ad deadline for May/ June issue 18-19 Western Spring National Holstein Show, Richmond, UT June 10 District 5 All-Breeds Show, Pickaway Co. Fairgrounds, 1 pm, Circleville, OH, lunch provided 17 District 3 All-Breeds Show, Dover, OH, 9:30 am 23-27 National Holstein Convention, Lexington, KY July 1 District 1 & 2 Holstein Show, Lisbon, OH, 9 am 8 District 7 Holstein Show, Wooster, OH, 11 am 27 Mid-East Summer National Holstein Junior Show, OSF, Columbus, OH 27 Mid-East Summer National R&W Junior Show, OSF, Columbus 28 Mid-East Summer National Holstein HEIFER Show, OSF, Columbus, OH 28 Mid-East Summer National Holstein R&W HEIFER Show, OSF, Columbus, OH 28 National Holstein Futurity 29 Mid-East Summer National Holstein Cow Show, OSF, Columbus, OH 30 Mid-East Summer National Holstein R&W Cow Show, OSF, Columbus, OH 31 District 12 Holstein Show, Wapakoneta, OH August 22 District 8 Holstein Show, Wellington, 9 am 30 Midwest Fall National Holstein Show, St. Paul, MN


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“It’s better to be thought a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” I was asked to provide this information so you can be the jury!

I don’t have the experience some of you have, but these are my observations. The beauty of the Holstein breed is the diversity of the breed. With literally thousands of bulls when you breed cattle what do you want

to see? There are at least three different ways to breed Holsteins: Type, genomics, and how does she milk in my barn? Obviously with type you are focusing on eye appeal, and good classification scores. Genomically, you are focusing on certain numbers equaling either milk in the tank or sellable animals. How she works for me is the boots on the ground, rubber hits the road, paying the bills kind of cow for me.

For me, type and genomics are closer to hobbies in a lot of ways. I haven’t been in either one long enough to round them out. Bulls like Analyst-red, Warrior-red, Done Right-P-red, Delta Lambda, and now Eye Candy seem like bulls that will transmit type most of the time. In the genomics I have used Alta wheelhouse. I have seen Frostbite, Zappy, Tennessee, and heard good reports on Jalapeno et cetera, and I haven’t touched the iceberg on bulls.

In our herd, we used Delta Lambda heavily as a young sire. He has the udders, the frame, rib, and the power to perform well. Delta Gamma, Denver 1426, Bringham, Lighthouse, Webster, also have a strong influence on our herd transmitting paying the bills kind of cows. Enough front end, balanced on the rear, and good udders. I like Red so I have used JackpotPP-Red, Rager-Red, Swingman-Red, Go-fast-Red, and a few others. Rager-Red has the most influence in my red carrier milking daughters. Cows that are built to perform and last and improve each lactation.

Looking down the bull path, I see bulls like Jericho, Ranger-Red, and many others being good bulls that pay bills.

Breeding the perfect cow is only part of the picture. We need the blessing of Providence, good feed, a good labor force to take good care of the animals we have been given, and a lot of common sense.


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Called to order by President Chris Lahmers at 9:05 a.m.

Steve Moff - Opening Prayer

President Lahmers thanked Don and Danette Simpson and the Cain Family for tours of their farms on Friday and Lisa Mangun for working with District 3 to put together the convention.

The secretary’s report was read by the membership and Joe Cole and Joe Miley moved to accept the report. The membership approved.

Chris Lahmers gave the treasurer's report in Kaye Jane’s absence. The report was in the handouts for all the membership who attended the meeting. Judy Wolford and Jason Robinson approved the treasurers report and it was accepted by acclamation.

A report was provided from the Dairy and Education Fund. The members of this committee are Kaye Janes, Judy Wolford, and Jason Robinson. Jason nominated Kaye to serve another term as a member of the committee and Bill Indoe seconded. The committee is looking into updating the Education Fund bylaws to bring current.

President Chris Lahmers mentioned that the association is currently down in numbers of members and we encourage members to make sure they have submitted their payments. He thanked Ty and Heather Etgen for hosting the Breeder’s Tour this past fall with a great turnout.

The Ohio Holstein Convention Virtual Sale held on Friday night should put about $3000 in the OHA treasury.

He also again extended his thanks to Lisa Mangun for doing this working with the host district, District 3, in making this annual event a success.

In news from the office, we have had a quiet year for building needs but the Executive Committee did approve the purchase of a new laptop for Diana to use for zoom meetings. And there is a need for the post for the mailbox to be replaced.

Executive Director Dallas Rynd asked the membership to give their thanks to Diana Miley for all she does for the membership and in keeping the OHA running smoothly.

He also noted that Melissa Hart has been a great asset to the Ohio Holstein News these past few years as the Editor of the magazine.

Dallas informed the members in attendance that Ohio has five delegates sent to the National Holstein Convention and the Ohio Holstein Association added $200 to their small stipend from Holstein USA.

The Credentials Committee reported that we were in need of 19 voting members to conduct the official annual meeting and had

24.The meeting could continue with voting.

Nominating committee - Joe Miley: Joe oversaw the election of the four officers - each position was moved and seconded to accept the single name on the ballot.

President - Chris Lahmers - voted by acclimation

Vice President - Ryan Welch - voted by acclimation

Secretary - Erica Davis - voted by acclimation

Treasurer – Danette Simpson - voted by acclimation

National Association Report - Steve Moff and Carl Kent: Carl gave a few interesting notes from the national office

Holstein USA members identified 586,663 animals with the Holstein Association in 2022, 2% less than in 2021. Registrations decreased by 7% compared to 2021 and Basic IDs increased by 4%.

The classification program has grown for the fourth year in a row, classifying 203,040 head in 3224 herds. They are also scoring Guernseys and will be adding Ayrshires and Milking Shorthorns to the roster this year.

Holstein Marketplace is a newer place to market some bulls, more information can be found through Holstein USA and your area representative.

In July of 2022, Michigan State University Extension published a study which found that Holstein cows were, on average, $456 more profitable per cow annually than Jersey cows, with 77% of the revenue advantage for Holsteins coming from producing about 810 additional pounds of components annually. This study confirms; pounds of components count and Holsteins are the most profitable breed.

Steve Moff reported from his most recent board meeting this past week

• Will be upping the delegate reimbursement from $500 to $1000 (with a W9 to fill out)

• States with 1 delegate combining into a “region” of delegates for more available delegate nominations and attendance at conventions

• Growth management for milk marketing. No specific plans, but in favor of exploring

• Marketplace sires - office out of Fort Atkinson. Tim Ziemba heading.

Carl Kent announced that he will be moving on from being our area representative after serving us for the past 2 ½ years.

There are 4 open positions for Area reps in the association and he will be helping to cover the areas not currently with a representative.

Lauren Almasy has been hired for the Ohio area, along with western PA and we will be seeing her at our events.

Committee Reports - (Any comments on

here are in addition to the reports submitted for the membership in the booklet of information)

National Convention - Erica Davis spoke to the attendees to say that without her experience with her state and especially national convention exposure in her youth, she would be quite a different person. The people you meet and the confidence you gain are irreplaceable.

Sales - Bill Indoe - The spring sale will be in Wooster, Ohio at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on April 21. They are working through the transition of Ken Janes taking a lesser role in some of the sale and cowside preparations and getting other, younger folks on a state and local level more involved.

Show - Steve Moff - Junior bred and owned rules for national and regional shows are now written as the open bred and owned rules to allow for juniors who have aged out siblings/partners on the paper to not change the owner/breeder status.

David Crack will be the Holstein open show judge at Ohio State Fair (OSF) and Eddie Bue will be the junior show judge. Matt Hawbaker will sort the Holsteins at Spring Dairy Expo (SDE). Heather Yoder and Cindy Howman will be creating the SDE Holstein show awards.

We will be needing a new place for All Ohio Awards to be ordered from as the place Steve has been getting the awards has changed hands and will no longer be doing the state of Ohio cut outs.

PDCA - Bill Indoe, President - passed the report to anyone in the membership who was at the last meeting as he was unable to be in attendance. Steve Moff was on the zoom link for the meeting and gave the highlights. PDCA is requesting that at SDE and OSF that more milk be put into the tank and less down the drain. In the past, milk in the drain has created some clogging issues due to the older infrastructure and also the milk check goes to the Dairy Youth Incentive (DYI) Fund , a great cause to support. Some of the extra DYI money has been put into a CD to continue to add more dollars to the fund for the kids.

Ohio Holstein News - Melissa Hart, Editor - she appreciates doing this magazine and very much enjoys the breeders and members she is able to work with.

• Revamping the women's page - adding a few features

• Erica Davis will be helping out with Ohio Holstein News ad proofs, emails and odd jobs.

• March/April issue Ad deadline - March 7 so hopefully the magazine can get to Spring show, but for sure before some main spring sales in April


• Midwest Holsteins issue that OHN is part of will be going to World Dairy Expo

Melissa’s thank yous:

• Barb Lumley - sale reports

• COBA - continued support of the magazine

• Walnut Hill / Champion Select / Greg Cornish - ad underwriting support

• ADA Mideast - Membership issue sponsor

Sarah Hart does a lot of the social media posts of Ohio Holstein News on Facebook and she wanted to report tha posts reach potentially over 64,000 people. Sharing and liking from members who are on social media has helped get our information out there on social media!


• 442 members as of March 1, 2023

• 247 junior members as of March 1, 2023

Buckeye Breed Builder - Jim Ray:

• Nominations can be done all year and given to a member of the committee or board

It was brought to Jim’s attention that some retired breeders need some recognition and a “Legacy award” for some older breeders / mentors is being brainstormed.Jim is wanting more help with developing this award.

Building - Nothing much happened in the past year. There is a need for the mailbox post

to be fixed/repaired, but that is all!

Annual Meeting Committee - Lisa Mangun extended extra thank yous to the following contributors to the convention and annual meeting planning group:

• Don & Dannette Simpson set up the hotel and the meeting rooms and the room rates

• Louise Harding was a great help

• Jacquelyn Deeter at COBA created all the programs

• ADA Mideast sets up all the dairy bar and pay for it all as well

Resolutions - John Hartline

• District 3 - for putting on the Annual Meeting

• Don / Dannette Simpson and Cain Family for the hosting of the farm tours

• These resolutions were moved and seconded and approved by the membership

Scott Higgins from ODPA and ADA Mideast spoke for a few minutes, updating us on all the issues and promotions that his teams have been working through on our behalf.

• ODPA - Joe Miley chairman

• Make our voice known to our elected officials on environmental issues

• Manure / nutrient management plans in place on all farms are needed

• Documentation is key

• Fired up about FDA not standing behind MILK coming from lactating mammals and will be fighting this labeling issue

• When you buy an ice cream at the Dairy Products building at OSF, money goes to ODPA ADA

• Some details from pamphlet

• Cheese consumption

Old Business:

The Ohio Holstein Association Website has been taken on and updated by Erica Davis.

New Business: None.

Open Discussion:

A thank you note was received from the Queen Committee: Dear Ohio Holstein Association,

Thank you so much for your ongoing support of the Queen contest. Our competition would not be the success it is without your help and dedication!

Sincerely, Queen Committee

Hannah Simpson

Courtney Lund

Julie Anne Grove

Motions were made to adjourn the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Ohio Holstein Association, ending at 10:30 a.m.

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District 3 Hosts


The Ohio Holstein Association met for their 102 Annual convention in St. Clairsville, OH on March 3-4, 2023.  District 3 hosted the event that provided two days of fellowship, fun and recognition for the Hol-

stein breeders in Ohio.

On Friday, the farm tours included Plainfield Farms and Cain Farms. A sale greeted the visitors to Plainfield Farms, see

their sale report on page ?????. And Cain farms was automation alley with Lely robots taking care of the milking, feeding and disposing of manure.

The Ohio Convention Sale was held Friday evening where everyone enjoyed a great sale and fellowship. A complete sale report can be found on page ????? On Saturday morning the annual meeting was held, those minutes can be found on page ????. The Ohio Holstein Women met and conducted their business while simultaneously the juniors met to elect officers and prepare for a potential contest at the National Holstein Convention in Lexington, Kentucky.

The annual awards luncheon honored award winners and crowned a new Ohio Holstein Queen.

A fun auction concluded the luncheon where several items donated by the districts were sold with the proceeds going to the Ohio Women's scholarship fund. Paul Haskins (left) received the Progressive Breeder’s Registry award from HAUSA Director Steve Moff. The All-Ohio Awards were presented. Award winners present from left: Randall Kiko, Aaron Carle, Ty Etgen, Heather Etgen, Judy Wolford, Aubree Topp, Don Simpson, Damon Bertke. Junior All-Ohio Awards were presented. Award winners present from left: Aaron Carle, Lindsay Hartline, Madelyn Topp, Aubree Topp, Jacoby Gilbert. The Senior Buckeye Breed Builder Award went to Bill Indoe (left) of Richman Farms and the Junior Buckeye Breed Builder Award was earned by Damon Bertke (right) of Steinway Dairy. Garrett Hastings and Madelyn Topp were awarded the Ohio Women’s scholarship. Gifts were given to Don and Danette Simpson of Plainfield Farms (left) and Devin Cain of Cain Farms for opening up their farms for convention tours.

Spring Has Sprung

Spring is here! Flowers are blooming, trees are budding, babies are birthing, grass is greening, and farmers are fussing! In some areas of Ohio field work has begun, in other areas they are waiting for fields to dry. Tractors, machinery, and farmers will be running twenty-four hours a day until the last seed is in the ground.

Show season has begun and Spring Dairy Expo is over. Numerous registered dairy animals, including the Holsteins, have had their first test of the show season and the owners have to decide whether to continue with their first choices or return to the barn and look the herd over again. Youth have had their first experience on the halter and will be practicing and thinking about the comments they received from the showmanship judge. Parents and advisors are reminding the youth, especially the “first-timers”, that practice doesn’t always make someone perfect but it will make you better and hopefully less nervous. Just remember, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and anyone else who cares----regardless if the heifer lays down, the halter comes off, the legs were placed wrong, the head not high enough, or the judge was too scary to look at, give that young show person a big hug when they leave the ring and tell them how proud you are of them. That can make a difference in their life!

The Ohio Spring Sale is to be held on Friday, April 21 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster. If you don’t have a show calf for the youth in your life to show, there will be show age calves and heifers selling there. Youth don’t have to live on a dairy farm to want to show a dairy animal. There are kids out there who would be thrilled to have the opportunity to show a calf in 4-H or F.F.A. at a county fair, or at any district or state show. There are dairy farmers who might like to have a good calf shown, but don’t have children to participate. Why not work together! I encourage reg-

istered Holstein breeders, as well as those with other breeds, to consider this idea. The more our youth who do not live on farms can learn about farming, and especially dairy farming, the better it will be for both parties. Learning about how milk is produced and how all those other dairy products appear on the grocery store shelves the better it will be for the dairy industry.

There are counties in Ohio that no longer have any dairy farms and other counties who only have a few. I announced the dairy show in one of those counties last summer. In spite of only one or two dairy farms in the county, nineteen (19) youth of all ages showed dairy animals. All of them participated in Showmanship. They all entered the ring in their whites. Their animals were under control and you could tell they had been worked with. Animals were clean, properly clipped and halters were fitted correctly. Almost all were on loan from dairy breeders who lived in another county or dairy farmers who were only raising heifers. The youth went to the farms every week-end to work with the animals and learn more about dairy farming and hard work. The people in

that county are very proud of those youth and of the program in their county that makes it possible for more youth to show dairy!

Giving youth the opportunity to learn about dairy animals and to participate in the show ring will not only help to keep them drinking milk and consuming dairy products as they grow, it will also instill the habit of buying and consuming dairy products throughout their lifetime! A blue ribbon win for dairy farmers!

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Ohio Holstein


Our second recipient of the Ohio Holstein Association Distinguished Service Award is no stranger to the dairy industry in Ohio. Growing up on his father's registered Holstein farm, he was active in 4-H, showing at his local county fair and the Ohio State Fair. In high school he was active in FFA, receiving both the State Farmer and American Farmer awards. He received his Associates Degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Returning home from college, he became a partner with his father and brother developing their herd of Registered Holsteins. Holstein USA recognized the herd for developing many Gold Medal Dams, Dams of Merit, and numerous DHIR Honor List records.

Exhibiting their herd has always been important to our recipient. Cattle were shown at district, state, and national levels, garnering numerous All-Ohio and All-American awards and nominations. He has been a state fair exhibitor since 1962, his family continues that tradition. He has judged numerous county fairs and district shows.

Each year the Ohio Holstein Association presents the Distinguished Service Award to an Ohio Holstein member or other individual who has dedicated many hours of service to the Ohio Holstein Association and the dairy industry in Ohio. This year OHA recognized two Ohio Holstein members.

Our first recipient was raised on a Registered Holstein farm in central Ohio. Growing up he participated in 4-H with dairy projects, and was also active in high school sports. Following college he became a partner with his father and brother to farm, and continued developing their herd of Registered Holsteins. Over the years their herd was recognized by Holstein USA for numerous DHIR Honor List records, Gold Medal Dams, and Dams of Merit. Their cattle were shown on the national level as well as at the Ohio State Fair, the Ohio Spring Expo, Ohio Holstein Black and White Show and their district show, receiving numerous All-Ohio and All-American awards and nominations.

This recipient was very involved in the Ohio Holstein Association, serving on numerous committees, the Board of Directors, and as Vice-President and President. He served the Holstein industry as a National Director for two terms, and was a member of the national board that conceived the idea and development of the Holstein Foundation, which is so instrumental in youth and leadership development today. Later our recipient served as trustee for the Holstein Foundation. In the early 1990’s our recipient took on the role of General Chairman for

National Holstein Convention 2000 to be held in Ohio. In considering how Ohio could fund a National Convention, our recipient and the Board of Directors came up with a plan to have each Ohio Holstein member donate the value of one bull calf, approximately $150 at that time, to the Convention fund. From these donations and under his leadership the Ohio Holstein Dairy and Education Fund was established.

Our recipient was a member and President of the NOBA Board of Directors. As President he traveled to numerous European and eastern European countries. Their farm graciously hosted numerous foreign farm tours as well as NOBA daughter tours.

Finance has always been an important part of our recipients resume. He served on the Board of Directors of the farmers Citizens Bank, which was started by his grandfather. Today his financial management firm manages all of Ohio Holstein accounts. He has been on the Development Board of his hometown, a member of the local Rotary International, receiving the Paul Harris Award. He is a member of Grace Methodist Church.

Our recipient has judged numerous shows across Ohio, in fact he met his wife in Judging Class at Cornell, and they have been married 47 years. A keen interest in sports all his life, he is the Official “Unofficial" High School Basketball Historian for Crawford County.

This award is long overdue. Our recipient of the Ohio Holstein Association Distinguished Service Award is Jim Spreng.

Our recipient served on many Ohio Holstein committees, the Board of Directors and as Vice-President and President. He was a 4-H advisor for 20 years and on his counties Extension Advisory Committee.

His passion for showing his Registered Holsteins and enjoyment of fairs led him to involvement in his County Fairboard. He served 33 years on his county fairboard, 23 years as President. He served on the Ohio Fair Managers Association State Board, the Ohio Expositions Commission 6 years and was Vice- President, and he was the Ohio State Fair Dairy Cattle Superintendant 9 years. He served on Ohio Agriculture Director, Fred Dailey's Ohio Advisory Committee on Livestock Exhibitions. In 2016 he was inducted into the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame. He has received the Ohio Purebred Dairy Cattle's Outstanding Service Award.

Youth involvement in sports was very important to our recipient, he coached local varsity high school girls basketball for 26 years. He served his country in the National Guard, 19671972, honorably discharged the rank of E6. He was a member of Rotary International and the United Methodist Church.

He met his wife while exhibiting at county fairs, they have one daughter and a grandson. Our second recipient today of the Ohio Holstein Distinguished Service Award is John Spreng, Jr. We recognize Suzanne and family, thanking them for allowing John to be such an important leader for the dairy men and women of Ohio.

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The Distinguished Service award went to Jim Spreng and his late brother, John Spreng, Jr.  Accepting the award from left, Joe Cole,  Anne Cole, Suzanne Spreng, Jim Spreng and Valerie Spreng.
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Dairy Checkoff: Driving Innovation

In 2022, dairy checkoff sales-driving efforts focused on delivering results in the short term while still keeping a close eye on the future. A collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, adding more cheese to chicken sandwiches and record exports are among the highlights that solidified the dairy checkoff’s mission of growing sales and trust in 2022 on behalf of America’s dairy farmers and importers.

Checkoff launched a new partnership with Raising Cane’s to drive dairyfocused menu innovation that will increase dairy opportunities throughout the day through sandwich, beverages and sides innovation

National Dairy Council announces collaboration with Mayo Clinic to explore research and consumer outreach that improves public health and advances dairy’s benefits, including the role full-fat dairy may play in cardiovascular and metabolic conditions

Globally, U.S. dairy set record export levels in 2022 (through November) with export growing 4% compared to 2021 data; in all, exports represent 18% of total U.S. production

Working through checkoff-employed food scientists, partner Taco Bell rolled out a dairy-based creamer used in coffee and cold-whipped drinks - and relaunched the checkoff-created Grilled Cheese Burrito that features 10 times the amount of dairy vs. a traditional taco

American Dairy Association Mideast

Make plans to join us for a Dairy Judging Clinic at the Ohio Spring Sale on Thursday, April 20th at 7 pm at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. All skill levels are encouraged to attend- even if you have never tried judging before, come check it out! Refreshments will be served and 4-H participants will be entered into a drawing to win vouchers towards a purchase at the sale!

Join District 5 for their All-Breeds show on June 10th at the Pickaway County Fairgrounds in Circleville, OH. The show starts at 1 pm and lunch will be provided!

Former OHN Editor Esther Welch celebrated her 95th birthday on March 21st. Happy Birthday to one of the best in the business!

Dr. Brad Garrison received the award for 2022 Ohio Veterinarian of the Year, the highest award given by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association.  His picture and the article appeared in the March 9 issue of the Farm and Dairy.  The award was presented during a special ceremony at the annual Midwest Veterinary Conference

held March 1, 2023.  A 1983 graduate of The Ohio State University he has been a dairy practitioner for more than 30 years and is a longtime member of the Killbuck Valley Veterinary Association. Congratulations, Dr. Garrison!

The Holstein Foundation will host a virtual Spring into Action Seminar on April 18, 2023, at 7 p.m. EST. The hour-long session titled, More Cheese Please, is sponsored by DMI. During the interactive session, youth participants will explore the world of cheese with DMI’s “Chad the Cheese Guy.” Topics will include insights in dairy product judging, Dairy Foods Research Network Centers, cheese focused career opportunities, and more! Contact Kelli Dunklee at 800.952.5200 ext. 4124 or by email with questions about the Spring into Action Seminar. For more information about the Holstein Foundation visit www.holsteinfoundation.org.

Let Diana Miley at the Ohio Holstein office know about your district show to make sure you have the supplies you need to make sure your show goes off without a hitch. Also, our Queen Aubree Topp will need those District show dates as well.

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On the National Front

Spring is here, flowers are blooming, and the grass is greening. Our “Spring” Board Meeting for HAUSA was held the end of February in conjunction with the Western Dairy Management Conference. Most of the board members were able to sit in on several of the sessions geared towards large dairies. Traveling was a problem for some, but we had a very good meeting.

Probably the most exciting news for delegates to the National Convention is an increase in the amount paid to cover at least some of the expense of travel and hotel. We voted to double the amount to $1,000 on the stipulation that a W-9 is filled out within one week of the convention. There was a lot of discussion on trying to increase delegate attendance especially from the smaller States and decrease the last minute changes. I am looking forward to a great convention in Kentucky June 23-27 with the Annual Meeting the 26th and 27th. Ohio has five delegates and as of now they are Ken Janes, Randall Kiko, Chris Lahmers, Joe Miley and Julie Renner. There will be three new Directors to be elected this year. Steve Keene Region 1, Ben Newberry Region 4 and Pete Dueppengiesser at Large have served 2 terms plus a Covid year

and are not eligible to be re-elected. Spencer Hackett Region 6 will be running unopposed for his second term. The Region 1 seat has two candidates running Betsy Bullard, ME, and Justine Kelsey, NY. The southern Region 4 also has two candidates, Randy Inman, VA, and Scott Yocum, KY. The At-Large seat will have at least four running for it, Greg Anderson, ID, Trent Henkes, IA, Andy Lenkaitis, IL, and Brian Olbrich, IL.

This will be my last year on the Board and the Region 3 seat will be up for election in Salt Lake City 2024, please consider running for the Board next year. If you have any questions, give me a call.

National Shows will be encouraged to have associate judges chosen from the qualified list to increase their experience. It is also optional to add a premier breeder and exhibitor of the heifer classes and the 150,000-pound cow class is now a required class. Another change to the junior shows is the way bred and owned will be defined. The change makes it the same as the open shows. It now states that at least one of the junior owners must be listed as a breeder to be eligible for junior bred and owned recognition. Example if Betsy Jones and Bob Smith are the

original breeders and Betsy ages out as a Junior and sells her half to Bob, Bob is still considered as bred and owned for the show. This should increase the number of animals shown in the junior show that are bred and owned.

The National Holstein Judges Conference is being held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Dairy Showcase, Madison, WI, this year on April 27th from 9-4. Some of the topics will be Current Showring Trends, Managing a Showring and How to Navigate Common Challenges.

We now have three Holstein employees working out of the Fort Atkinson, WI, office; Tim Ziemba, Marketplace Sires, Kayla Wright, Graphic Design, and Anne Runde, Marketing Development. Carl Kent announced at the Ohio Convention he will be leaving Ohio and Lauren Almasy will be in training to work in Ohio.

The Board did vote to be in favor of the idea of a controlled dairy growth program without endorsing any specific program. The 2024 Convention in Salt Lake City was reviewed and looks like it will be one you will want to attend.

Enjoy your Spring and I am looking forward to a wonderful Summer.

Steve Moff, HAUSA Director smouric@aol.com or 614-205-7179

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THE IMPACT OF PLAINFIELD Herd Reduction Sale Report

The Impact of Plainfield Herd Reduction Sale was held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2023 at the farm located near Belmont, Ohio. The farm was also a tour stop during the Ohio Holstein Association Convention and Annual Meeting held on March 3 & 4, 2023. The Plainfield Holstein herd was established in 1944 by Orville Simpson, Jr. and his wife Betty and is now owned by Donald and Danette Simpson. The registered Holstein sale averaged $2204 on sixty nine (69) live lots. Cattle sold to Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana, North Carolina, and Ohio.

Topping the sale at $3,400 was Lot 9, Plainfield Slater Blessing, a daughter of Walnutlawn Slater. Classified Very Good 86 at 2-09 and with more points to come, she is due to calve in June to Eye Candy. Her dam is the well-known show winner, Jacobs Sid Bubble-ET classified Excellent 93-3E. She was purchased by Randall Kiko, Salem, Ohio, and Don Simpson.

Selling for $3,000 was Lot 40, Plainfield Uno Maybelline, born 9/05/22. A fancy Fall Calf sired by Our-Favorite Undenied, she will be parading the show ring in 2023. Her dam is Plainfield Crush Mallory classified Very Good 86 and with eight (8) Very Good and Excellent dams in her pedigree including the well-known Rudy Missy. Six dams in the pedigree have records from 30,800 to 40,880 pounds of milk. She was purchased by Clay Hershberger, Sugarcreek,

Ohio and Cole Strickland Nashville, NC.

Lot 64 Plainfield Admiral Rome RC was an added lot and sold for $3,000. A Fall Calf born 9/06/22, she is sired by Luck-E Undenied Admiral. Her dam, Plainfield Warrior Rival-Red, was classified Good Plus 83 at 2-09. The second dam is Pine-Tree Rebel 6841-Red classified Excellent 91-2E. She has nine (9) dams in her pedigree classified from Excellent 90 to Excellent

96-4E and with milk records to 38,920 pounds. She was purchased by Ack-Lee Holsteins, Jay & Kristy Ackley, East Liberty, Ohio.

Auctioneer for the sale was Randall Kiko with Rudy Kiko reading the pedigrees, both from Salem, Ohio. Chad Griffith, Bethel, Ohio took the bids on Cowbuyer. The sale was managed by Kiko Auctions, Canton, Ohio.

The Plainfield Sale crew from left: Rusty Kiko, Sara Gehrig, Phil Topp, Don Simpson, Rudy Kiko, Danette Simpson, Jay Ackley, Kristy Ackley, Russell Kiko, Neil Deam, Cole Strickland, Randall Kiko, Aaron Carle (behind), Breanne Workman with high seller, Steve Deam, Clay Hershberger, Cooper Workman(front) Eric Topp, Miguel Weaver, Gage Workman (front), Orville Simpson, Jr., Daleyn Gehrig. A great crowd enjoyed the Plainfield Sale despite the chilly temps.

In Memoriam

Lewis Russell Jones

Lewis Russell Jones, 79, of Westerville, went Home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, February 26, 2023, following an extended illness.

He was born April 5, 1943 in Greenfield, Ohio, son of the late Reuben Russell and Jenevee (Keels) Jones. On November 11, 1995, he married his beloved wife, Carol Dianna (Harris) Jones, who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Catherine (Michael) Madison, Lewis R. (Renata “Renya” Krempl) Jones, Jr., and Trevor (Jennifer Booz) Jones; grandchildren, David Madison and Jennifer Madison; siblings, Inez Simmons, Eunice (John) Lowe, and Raymond (Diane) Jones; a sister-in-law, Yvonne Jones; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, and close friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Nathan Jones, and his brother, Marvin Jones.

Lewis was a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he received his Bachelor’s of Science in 1965. He went on to work as the Buyer and Section Chief at Western Electric Company in Columbus, Ohio. He then became the Operations Manager for the Pillsbury Company’s Grain Division for Cincinnati and Minneapolis. Following that position, he worked as the Auditor for the Federal Milk Market Administrator in Cleveland and Columbus. In 1996, he was hired by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (O.D.A.) to work as the Chief of the Division of Weights and Measures. He was then promoted to the Chief of the Division of Dairy in 1999 and held this position until June 2010, when he was promoted as the Deputy Director of O.D.A. He retired in January 2011 but agreed to a short-term contract at the Executive Secretary of the American Guernsey Association.

Lewis and his wife Carol were active members of the Trinity Baptist Church in Columbus. He received numerous awards associated with his work including being named as a distinguished alumnus of The Ohio State University Alpha Zeta Fraternity in 2005. He was the recipient of the OSU Dairy Science Hall of Service Award in 2011, and served as President and Vice President of the National Association of Dairy Regulatory Officials. He was a delegate and member of the Executive Board of the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments, and a member of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, a member of the Ohio Agricultural Council, and the National Dairy Shrine. In 2019, he was inducted into the Ohio Agriculture Hall of Fame.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, 461 St. Clair Ave., Columbus, OH 43203.

The Ohio State University in 1981. He was an active member of the AGR fraternity. He married Rosemary Sheperd on May 29, 1982, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Montpelier, Ohio,and she survives.

Joe was raised with his four sisters Beverly (John) Emch, Becky (Lee) Kohler, Bonny (Preston) Justice, and Jane (Dean) Thompson. Joe was driving tractors at five, as soon as his feet could reach the petals. In his youth he loved to play football, basketball and drive his 1977 Dodge Challenger.

Joe was a 5th generation dairy farmer at Twin Lake Farms, where he worked alongside his wife, Rosey, and mentored his son, Frank. Joe was dedicated to the farm’s success and providing for his family, milking the cows and working the ground. Foremost, Joe was dedicated to his family. He was a devoted husband to his wife and best friend, Rosey, to whom he was married for 40 years. Their deep affection for each other was plain to those who knew them. Joe and Rosey traveled to Las Vegas annually and enjoyed road trips together. They raised four children – Kelly (Geoffrey), Samuel (Korianne), Franklin (Jenni), and Elizabeth (Marc) – and loved spending time with their seven grandchildren: Lincoln, JD, Lily, Ty, Lydia, Emma, and Isla. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Rebecca (Krill) Kohler; and a nephew, Joseph Emch

Joe was an avid Buckeye, NASCAR, and country music fan. Visitors to the farm could be sure that Joe was in the milking parlor when they heard The Highway serenading the cows inside. He could often be found in his favorite armchair watching a game. Joe’s greatest joy in life was encouraging his wife, children, and grandchildren in their athletic, academic, and personal endeavors. His servant heart and love for those around him lives on through his family and community. While our hearts are burdened by his loss, the joy he brought to our lives remains. He rests in the presence of the Lord.

Kay Howard Vaughan, age 85, of Hartville passed away peacefully on Wednesday February 15, 2023 with loving family by his side. He was born in Canton on April 3, 1937 to the late Raymond and Mabel (Clayton) Vaughan. He was a former teacher and school board member at Marlington Schools. He was a farmer, owner of Maize Valley Holsteins, co-owner of Maize Valley Market and Winery and past-president of Stark County Farm Bureau. His accomplishments were many including six-time undefeated national amateur ball room dance champion. When asked his greatest accomplishment, he responded “children and family.”

Joseph Smith “Joe” Krill, age 64, of Edgerton, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday March 1, 2023.

Joe was born on February 9, 1959, in Hicksville, Ohio, to Cleon D. and Dema A. (Smith) Krill. He graduated from Edgerton High School in 1977 and earned a degree in Dairy Science from

Survived by his wife of 65 years, Donna (Rohrer); children Steven (Debra) Vaughan, Michelle (Bill) Bakan, Todd (Jill Dehnke) Vaughan; grandchildren Alex (Kelly) and Scott (Kelly) Vaughan, Cara Gill, Breanne (Eric) Rupe and Brett Bakan; and 2 great-grandsons. Preceded in death by siblings Barbara Clunen and Kenneth Vaughan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Marlington Alumni Association, PO BOX 6001, Alliance, OH 44601.

Joseph Smith “Joe” Krill

Terrence Eugene Rawn Robert Bowman In Memoriam

Terrence Eugene Rawn, June 21, 1958 - February 7, 2023, age 64, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, surrounded by loved ones.

The oldest of seven kids, Terry grew up and worked on his family’s Registered Holstein and crop farm off Gender Road in Canal Winchester, Ohio. As an avid young 4-H member, Terry began the Rawn family’s legacy of participation in showing dairy cattle at local, state, and national levels. Terry’s participation in the home herd culminated in their June 17, 1981, herd dispersal. Terry began his college career at Ohio State before transferring to Virginia Tech where he was a member of the winning 1984 National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Team. While attending Virginia Tech, Terry met his wife, Joy, of 37 years. Following his graduation in 1985, Terry worked in the artificial insemination business for twenty years where he worked as sire analyst and regional sales manager. Following that, Terry had the opportunity to manage several dairy farms across the United States and judge multiple dairy shows at all levels, including the National Jersey Jug.

Intertwined in his love and passion for dairy cattle, was a great love for people. Terry formed deep friendships wherever he went. He loved hearing people’s stories, learning who they were and from where they came. He would joke that he “only had three friends,” but he was beloved and held in close counsel by many.

One of Terry’s great passions was the development and mentorship of young people, and in his lifetime, he collected many mentees spanning across states and industries. From 2006 on, he had the pleasure to serve as an official at the World Dairy Expo Post-Secondary Judging Contest in Madison, Wisconsin, a responsibility that he greatly anticipated each year.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Dale Rawn. Terry is survived by his wife, Joy, and daughters, Rachel, Mary, and Annie, who he considered his greatest accomplishments, as well as son-in-laws Dylan and Ben, and his grandchildren Landon and Zoey, who, as he informed everyone, are “kind of a big deal.” Also, Chris Yohn, whom Terry loved like his own son, his wife Kate, and their three children Clayton, Avery, and Carter Terrence, who affectionately referred to Terry as “Crum,” and whom he often whisked away to eat ice cream and have adventures. Terry also leaves behind his mom Barbara Rawn, who he called weekly and loved to make laugh, as well as his six siblings, Tom (Donna) Rawn, Tonya (Lloyd) Marshall, Tamie Rawn, Tricia (Derron) Dulkoski, Tina (Barb) Harrison-Rawn, and Tim Rawn, and many beloved nieces and nephews (Jenna, Justin, Kelly, Trevor, Connor, Travis, Tori, and Kaiden) whose sporting events, award ceremonies, and graduation parties he frequented as often as he could.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Terry’s honor can be made to Second Baptist School Foundation (6410 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77057) or the Canal Winchester High School Athletic Hall of Fame (300 Washington, St, Canal Winchester, OH 43110).

Robert Bowman, 75, died Friday, Sept 2, 2022 surrounded by his family and in the care of Bryn Mawr Hospital ICU staff that Bob knew for many years. Bob was raised in West Philadelphia and then moved to Lansdowne, Pa. He graduated from Bonner High School in 1964 and joined the Navy soon thereafter. Bob especially enjoyed working at Villanova’s Athletic Department and was a big fan of Villanova sports. He also enjoyed working at Gaudenzia where he received employee of the year. Another job was at Frank’s nursery, where he learned all the names of plants (or he made them up if he was pressured by a customer). He was employee of the month 12 times in a row.

Being a father was the highlight of Bob’s life. He liked being called Pops. He loved his son and that love was returned by John. Bob and his son enjoyed attending the Big East Basketball Tournament in New York, tubing, movies, vacations to Ocean City and San Francisco, among other things. Bob also enjoyed attending all of his son’s hockey tournament games.

Bob is survived by his wife, Denise, and his son John, his sister-in-law Mary Louise Boogay (and husband Dan), his brother-in-law Joe Burns,(wife Karen), Aunt Stella Hopkins, many nieces ( Fiona particularely wanted her name mentioned) nephews, cousins, friends, and Rollie his dog, (named after Villanova’s former basketball coach). He was predeceased by his mother(Ellen Conway), his sister (Mary), and a special aunt (Jean Conway).

Bob was a loving husband, father and a great family man. He has a special place in his heart for single moms. His mother was a single mom who taught Bob to cook, look after his sister, and do laundry which he loved to do till the end. Bob was also an athlete who ran 4 miles every day for almost 20 years. He loved movies and Jeopardy, routinely answering every question correctly. He will always be remembered as being a good friend with a big heart that was willing to help anyone in need. He had a great sense of humor.

Bob dealt with some serious health issues that included a transplant (20 years ago)that was done at Jefferson Hospital. He had a renewed appreciation for life that he has never taken for granted. He was always grateful to the staff from the Jefferson transplant team especially Sarah who was very supportive. Bob was always upbeat and always maintained a positive outlook on life. He was friendly and had time for everyone.

Bob’s ashes will be kept in an urn until his wife, Denise, joins him and someone takes them to their favorite placeSan Francisco. All expenses paid!!

Instead of donations, Bob would hope that you will do an act of kindness in his name. His family wishes to thank all of the Bryn Mawr Hospital ICU staff and Dr. Amy Davis for their excellent care and personal loving attention.

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Yesterday’s Cowpath

From the Holstein-Friesian World The Newspaper of the Breed, The Annual Convention Issue Vol. 58 No. 9 May 10, 1961

The Annual Convention of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America is scheduled for the week of June 5, 1961 with Ohio Holstein Breeders hosting the Convention in the Hotel Sheraton- Cleveland at Cleveland, Ohio. The Ohio Holstein Association has over 2700 members in 47 districts or county clubs. J. O. Fenstermaker is President, field secretaries are Cyril Moore and Merle Starr and the office secretary is Miss Lena Wells. Kenneth Indoe of Richman Farms, Lodi, is the general convention chairman, assisted by Co-chairman James M. Lewis (immediate past president of the Ohio Holstein Association) and by the competent committee members.

President of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America is Leon A. Piguet. Executive Secretary is Robert H. Rumler; Vice-President is Fred J. Nutter. Mrs. Lamar Young is chairman of the Ladies Entertainment Committee and has a full schedule planned for the ladies of the Convention. The twelve (12) Ohio delegates are J. O. Fenstermaker, Homerville; I. D. Hadley, Wooster; James M. Lewis, Hamilton; Kenneth F. Indoe, Lodi; R. H. Barr, Canton; Clark O. Biddle, Wauson; H . O. Frederick, Ashtabula; Pearl Bouic, Marysville; Fred Dillinger, Plain City; I M. Cavanagh, Burton; Herman Gelbke, Vienna; Lamar A. Young, Mineral Ridge; William A. Shipley, Urbana.

The National Convention Sale will be held June 8, 1961 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Berea. Eighty five (85) of the World’s Finest Holsteins selling. Four Excellent and 17 Very Good cows will sell. Two sell with 1105 Fat and 1027 Fat. There are numerous consignments from Ohio Breeders, with many pictured in the pages advertising the sale. Paradise Farms, T. Lawrence McCullough Louisville, Ohio, has a full page ad adver-

tising Green Cove Wis Ink, a Wis Burke Ideal son, who is selling and pictured. His dam is Inka Green Cove Dark Master VG 88, with at 7-1 365d 2x 26690 4,0 1063 HT. Clark O. Biddle is Sale Chairman with J. O. Fenstermaker Co-Manager and Auctioneer. Each consignment was personally selected by Leo Blanding.

There are numerous articles in the May 10, 1961 issue. There is “A Salute to Eugene M. Hastings, a Pioneer in Holstein Promotion”. Dr. E. S. Harrison wrote a column “Type Is Important”. H. W, Norton wrote “Remembrance of Things Past, Observations in Holland”. Honor list records for the month of April with the cow’s name and the owner were listed from every state. There are numerous pages listed featuring information having to do with the Convention including the 1960 Annual Report.

The following was an article with the headline “Citation R Sold for $33,000”. Another milestone in the history of Glenvue Nettie Jemima has been reached with the announcement of the sale of her son, Rosafe Citation R 267150-C, to Marcos Artiz, Mexico City, Mexico for $33,000. At the 1958 Rosafe Dispersal H. J. Wilcox and Sons, Charles and Evan, Buton, Ontario, bought the 15 year old cow for $9,000. She later freshened to the service of A B C Reflection Sovereign (EX-EXTRA) to produce Rosafe Citation R. Citation was consigned to the 1958 Royal Winter Sale of Stars where he sold for $30,000 to the Ontario Association of Artificial Breeders. The agreement was that $10,000 would be paid at the time of the sale and the balance when Citation was proved free of the “red factor”. Unfortunately, he proved to be a carrier of the recessive red factor and so was returned to the Wilcox herd in 1960. He was still a popular bull and continued in artificial service throughout Canada and the U.S. Following a successful show circuit he was named Honorable Mention for All American and the same for All Canadian Senior Yearling Bull, 1960.

18,661 NEW BUYERS – The same economics which forced an estimated 62,000 farms out of dairying in 1960 are pushing those remaining in the direction of better cows, according to The Holstein

Friesian Association of America. Despite a continuing decline in both dairy farms and dairy cows, 18,661 U.S. dairymen purchased their first Registered Holstein cattle last year. Of those, there were 1,252 new Registered Holstein owners in Ohio.

A report on the selling of Registered Holsteins at public sales in 1960 compiled by the Holstein World showed 17,940 animals selling in 295 reported sales for an average of $428.72. This compares to an average of $449.76 on 17,657 head sold to the highest bidder in 1959. In 1960 cows brought an average of $494.84; Bred yearling heifers averaged $428.29 and open yearlings averaged $290.87; Heifer calves averaged out at $252.32 and bulls over three months of age at $499.24.

The following was included in the article about the upcoming 1960 convention: It was 17 years ago--in 1944-- when Ohio was last host to the annual convention of The Holstein-Friesian Association of America. The United States was engaged in World War II and gasoline was rationed and transportation of any kind was difficult to obtain. The convention was a good one with remarkable turnout. The World of that time reported, “The Ohio folks really put themselves out to entertain the visiting Holstein folks even though the Convention was self-invited to Columbus”. The Royal Brentwood Sale was held on Monday of Convention week and averaged $1392.15 on 79 head---the highest average ever attained at a Brentwood Sale.

The cover featured the pictures of fifteen (15) Excellent cows in the Pabst-Knutson Herd, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The Pabst-Knutson Unit Dispersal of Pabst Farms, Inc. is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 1961, and will be held at Farm # 5 along highway 30 prior to the National Convention. The fifteen Excellent cows are all selling with their families. There will be 100 head selling. Four full pages featured pictures and advertising for the sale. The back cover featured pictures and information about four bulls with sons and daughters selling. They are Pabst leader Duke (EX-SMP), Pabst Admiration son of Plain View Inga, Pabst Sensation (VG) and Schutzholm Roamer Oliver (EX).

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The Ohio Holstein Board of Directors front from left: Dallas Rynd-Executive Director, Erica Davis – Secretary, Chris Lahmers – President, Danette Simpson – Treasurer. Back row from left: Ty Etgen, Joe Cole, Jay Ackley, Steve Specht, Bill Indoe and Dan Morlock.


The Ohio Holstein Convention Virtual Sale was held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2023 at the Wingate by Windham Hotel in St. Clairsville, Ohio. The registered Holstein sale featured live animals, embryos, choices and IVF sessions. The sale averaged $3,310 on thirty one (31) consignments.

The top price was $16,000 for Lot 2, Pine-Tree 688 Empow 9724-ET, a Fall Calf born 9/19/22, with a +3025 GTPI. Sired by TTM Zazzle Empower-ET, her dam is Pine-Tree 8418 Flier 688-ET sired

by Winstar Big Al Highflier-ET and due to calve 6/23/23. The second dam, Pine-Tree 7593 Purs 8418-ET, is classified Good Plus 84 and has a record at 2-01 330 31370 5/0 1555 3.9 1221 She has 37 offspring over +1100 NM$ and 29 offspring over +3000 GTPI. She was consigned by Pine-Tree Dairy, Marshallville, Ohio, and purchased by Jason & Sheri Danhof, Waukon, Iowa.

Selling for $13,500 was Lot 1, MistyMoor Zappy Helga-ET consigned by MistyMoor Holsteins, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania and purchased by Dr. Barry England, Williamsburg, Pennsylvania. A Fall Calf born

10/01/22 with a +3060 GTPI, she is sired by Peak Zappy-ET. Her

dam is AOT Crane Harper-ET sired by Co-op Aardema Drvr Crane-ET. She has eleven (11) Very Good and Excellent dams in her pedigree including Snow-N-Denises Dellia EX 95 2E.

Auctioneer was Randall Kiko, Salem, Ohio. Daniel Brandt, Annville, Pennsylvania, managed the sale and read the pedigrees. Chad Griffith, Bethel, Ohio was in charge of the bids on Cowbuyer. The sale was hosted by the Ohio Holstein Association, Wooster, Ohio.

Make plans to join us for a Dairy Judging Clinic at the Ohio Spring Sale Thursday April 20 • 7pm • Wayne County Fairgrounds • Wooster, OH All skill levels are encouraged to attend, even if you have never tried judging before! Come check it out! Refreshments will be served and 4-H participants will be entered into a drawing to win vouchers towards a purchase at the sale!


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We share the cow families that have impacted our herd in the hopes that it will impact your herd now and in the future. We would also like to thank everyone that helped us before, during and after the sale, from our family, sales staff, fitters, leadsmen, and everyone involved at the farm. Everyone had a part in making The Impact of Plainfield Sale a success.

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Treasurer Lisa Mangun asked for the OHW books to be gone over. She said it hasn’t been done for a while. We’ll ask Diana Miley and/or Kaye Janes and either Louise Harding or Sara Twining to help. Louise will call plan that meeting in April.

Old Business Murry Schlabach Painting and another company gave quotes for painting the Holstein office rooms and repairing any stains in the corner of two rooms’ ceilings. Discussion brought a concensus for Murry Schlabach Painting as quoted at $950.We voted to go with Schlabach.

Louise also had a quote from Cardani Drapery for blinds for the conference room, the main office and Dianna Miley’s office windows and for repair of the other small office drapes for around $6000.We voted to accept that quote and tell them to order the blinds.

We had a discussion about the Women’s Scholarship details. We amended the scholarship application to read:” Membership in Ohio Junior Holstein Association or Ohio Holstein Association is required. Please call the Holstein office to confirm your membership status 330 264 9088.”

We had two scholarship applicants this year. We voted to give two scholarships this year.

We had much discussion about the Queen application and responsibilties and recommendations. Louise Harding said she would talk with the queen committee with about this and they had a document for us to consider. This will be reviewed and sent out to OHW and to Dianna Miley at the office by google docs for consideration.


We will keep the same officers for 2023: Louise Harding president; Becky McDonnel vice president; Lisa Mangun treasurer; Sara Twining secretary.

We discussed the recommendation last year that the Ohio Holstein Women group disband this year. We’ll try to use this year to explore how to do this well and still have the Queen, Woman of the Year, and Scholarships continue.

Thank you so much to those women who over the years have kept the committees effective.

Queen committee for 2023: Chair Hannah Simpson: second year Courtney Lund and one new to be added. We asked the former queen to help.

Woman of the Year committee for 2023: chair Becky McDonnel; second year Kristy Ackley; new member Gretl Whiteleather. There were no applicants this year.

Melissa Hart gave some good suggestions for the Women’s page. Send in life tips on the farm similar to what Hoard’s Dairyman does. Add some profiles of women in our industry in Ohio. Please send these to Melissa Hart, editor of Ohio Holstein News at farm.writer@hotmail.com . Come up with some good ideas.

Thanks to all donated for the Ohio Women Fun Auction. Sara Twining, Secretary



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We all have things we do on the farm that save us time and money, but do we share them? That’s what we want to do here. The Ohio Holstein Women would like to begin a new feature called “Farm Tips from the Trenches.” This would be handy hints for women on any farm that would help them keep the farm running smoothly. If you have any farm tips or dilemmas you need help with, please contact Melissa Hart to share them on this page. Melissa can be reached at 517-398-1957 or email: farm.writer@ hotmail.com Buyers!
President Louise Harding opened the meeting with 9 attending. Minutes stand approved as read. Treasurer Lisa Mangun gave the treasurer’s report. Last year we had $709.44 in donations. We voted to accept the report.

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