Ohio Holstein News November-December 2022

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Volume 94 • Number 5

November/December 2022

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

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President: Chris Lahmers, Marysville 614-306-7194

Vice President: Ryan Welch, Polk ................ 419-651-5281 Secretary: Erica Davis, Washington CH........ 614-371-8533

Treasurer: Kaye Janes, Wooster 330-464-4134


Bill Indoe - Past President 330-608-9770

Paul Haskins, Butler ................................... 419-618-4028 Joe Cole, Bloomville ................................... 740-396-0454 Evan Kiko, Paris 330-205-9354


Steve Moff, Columbiana 330-482-9018


Dist. 1 Gary Kibler, Warren .......................... 330-770-8014 Dist. 2 Evan Kiko, Paris 330-205-9354

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

Dist. 4 Open

Dist. 5 Dallas Rynd, Ashville 740-207-5005

Dist. 7 Allison Mangun 330-749-9036

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 937-935-8272

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

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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.”


From the Executive Director Dallas Rynd 5 A Message from the President Chris Lahmers ..................................................................... 6 Generations of Cows & People Thrive at Breezy-Knoll Farm 8

HAUSA Names 2022 All-National Showcase Honorees .................................................. 14 I Had No Idea! with Katey Lora 16

Bullseye 19

National Holstein Futurity #67 Late Entry Form .............................................................. 21 Barbwire: A Breath of Fresh Air 23 On the National Front........................................................................................................... 23 Calendar of Events 23

Enjoying the Etgen-Way of Life: 2022 OHA Fall Tour ..................................................... 24 102nd OHA Convention & Annual Meeting Schedule of Events ................................... 25 Ohio Holstein Fall Sale Report 26 Ohio Holstein Woman of the Year Entry Form................................................................. 32 Ohio District 12 Holstein Show Results 34

Yesterday’s Cowpath .............................................................................................................. 36 The Grapevine 39 In Memoriam 40 Advertiser Index .................................................................................................................... 42

Just For The Juniors

Queen’s Corner ...................................................................................................................... 12 Just for Juniors 13 Ohio Holstein Queen Contest Rules ................................................................................... 14

On The Cover

Grant and Ann Cope are the third generation on Breezy Knoll Farm in Salem, Ohio where they are raising the potential fourth generation of farmers. Enjoy their farm journey in the feature on page 8.

All are invited to attend the Ohio Holstein Convention in March and while it seems like a long way off, you will want to get your hotel reservations made now to take advantage of the Ohio Holstein price! See the complete convention schedule on page 25. In addition, if you want to run for Ohio Holstein Queen, find the details in this issue and those of you who would like to honor the matriarch of the farm, find the nomination form for the Woman of the Year on page 32. Coming up….the January-February issue will feature our All-Ohio awards! Make sure to save your spot by January 10th to advertise your winner! Contact Melissa Hart with questions on advertising at 517-398-1957 or email farm.writer@hotmail.com Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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the Executive Director

We were on our way to World Dairy Expo on Sunday and had stopped to spend the night a couple hours south of Madison. We went to bed early as we wanted to be up early and make it there before the junior show on Monday morning. We were both asleep when Judy’s phone rang. Usually, that means there is a law enforcement issue, but this time it was a special young man who had made Ohio State’s dairy judging team. Grant DeBruin and his family are good friends. Grant grew up on a Jersey farm outside of Washington Court House. He was active in FFA, wrestling and band in high school, but had never judged dairy cattle.

Grant couldn’t wait to tell us that he had placed 14th in the collegiate dairy judging contest at Madison. His excitement was overwhelming. We were so happy for him and his OSU teammates. To take a young man who had never shown or never judged dairy cattle, and guide him to place that well at Expo was a true accomplishment. Bonnie Ayars told us that Grant responded to everything she asked and he dazzled everyone.

As we spent the week at Expo, the excitement and the smiles we saw on the faces of junior exhibitors was infectious. They were happy to be able to participate at the big dance and several of our own did very well.

In the Holstein Junior Show, Elizabeth

Kiko took home the Junior Champion banner. Colton Thomas exhibited the Intermediate and Grand Champion Holstein.

In the Red and White Junior Show, Kelly Havermale exhibited the Junior Champion heifer. Lilly Elsass had the honorable mention Intermediate Champion cow.

In the Ayrshire Junior Show, Keaton and Kinley Topp showed their winning winter yearling to Reserve Junior Champion honors. Carli Bricker won Grand Champion honors while Tanner, Brennan, Marissa and Logan Topp brought home the Reserve Champion banner.

In the Guernsey Junior Show, Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion honors went to Hannah Hurst, Brynn Grewe and Kyle Polk.

At the end of the week, Kelly Havermale’s Red and White heifer was named Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer of the

Junior Show! Quite a great week for our Ohio kids and we congratulate them all!

Since Expo, we have had the Fall Sale. Thanks to Ken and the entire crew who did a fantastic job of preparing the animals for the sale. A special thanks to all the youth who pitched in to make sure the animals were presentable and that everything ran smoothly.

The 2023 National Holstein Convention is in Lexington, Kentucky at the end of June. I encourage our junior members and their parents to consider attending this event. There are many activities for junior members and I would like to see the Ohio juniors be a driving force at convention just as they were at World Dairy Expo. Dallas Rynd 740-207-5005


A Message from the President

It has certainly been a busy fall for the Ohio Holstein Association. The group held a successful Fall sale where 73 head sold for an average of $2255. This takes a team to pull these events off. I would like to extend a huge thank you to Ken Janes and the rest of the crew that worked at the sale. Ken is always looking for help at these sales so if anyone is interested, please let Ken, Dallas or myself know. These sales provide a good opportunity for members of the Ohio Holstein Association to promote their genetics. Melissa Hart also does a great job with advertising these sales in the Ohio Holstein News and on Facebook.

I would also like to thank the Etgen family and Paul Haskins for organizing the Ohio Holstein Fall tour. The Etgen family has a tremendous set of cows and a beautiful facility. It was good to catch up with breeders around the state. Ernesto Santillanez also gave a presentation on the benefits of the CowManager activity monitoring system. Ty has been using this system for several years and is happy with the results. It was great to see the system in ac-

tion and learn how Ty uses it. After this past weekend, it was also enjoyable to watch a football game that the Buckeyes actually won.

The Ohio Holstein Website may have a different look to it in the coming weeks. Erica Davis and Ali Melvin will be taking over the responsibilities on keeping it updated. The previous person we had been using for the website was chosen when we planning on hosting the National Convention. With that no longer happening, we decided to do most of the website work in-house. We appreciate Erica and Ali for their willingness to step in to make it happen. It’s the same website address with a whole new look. Find it here: https://ohioholstein.com

As we near the end of year, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Growing up as a dairy farm kid, I can remember having to wait until all the morning chores were done until we could open presents. Those couple hours seemed like days. Enjoy the blessings of the season with family and friends and thank you for taking care of the special creature that feeds the world, the Holstein cow.

Have a Merry Christmas, Chris Lahmers 614-306-7194 • clahmers@cobaselect.com

Deadline for the January/February 2023 issue of
News is January 10
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Four generations of Copes have called Breezy Knoll Farm in Salem, Ohio, their home. Milking predominantly Registered Holsteins, one side of the tie-stall barn that was renovated in 1968 was designed specifically for the Jersey herd.

“My grandparents, Willard and Esther Cope, bought the farm in 1942 and because they were big into the Jerseys, when they renovated the barn they made one side shorter for the Jersey herd,” Grant Cope explained.

Staring out, they milked 30 head; today Grant is managing the herd of 60 cows while he also farms 500 acres with his parents, Tom and Louanne. Extra help is never far away with Grant’s brothers: Clark, who lives nearby and is always willing to lend a hand, and Carlton, who owns The Tractor Depot and is happy to work on the family farm equipment - and is literally a stone’s strong throw up the hill from the farm.

Grant’s wife, Ann, is well versed in the dairy business, coming from an area Jersey farm, Ufashion Jerseys. Their three children – Cam, 9, Cora, 8, and Coy, 6 are poised for chores when they are needed, as well. Grant is full-time on the farm while Ann is a registered nurse and teaches nursing at the local college.


After beginning their farm in the 1940s, Willard had an off-farm job from time to time, but “Grandma was a full-time schoolteacher in the local schools and taught until she was in her seventies; my dad even had her as a teacher,” Grant said.

Jerseys were a passion of Willard’s, and it burned red-hot when the family had the Junior Champion Jersey in the North American Dairy Show in 1968 held in Columbus, Ohio. “That year there were 65 head in the Fall Yearling class,” Grant noted. “Back in that day, all the men wore suits and

ties and the women wore dresses and fancy hats; that was impressive. We still have the silver platter that they gave him for Junior Champion.”

In 1976, the farm was transferred to Tom and Louanne; knowing he now had the operation to pay for, Tom ramped up the Holstein herd. “When he bought the farm, Dad just bought the Holsteins and Grandpa kept the Jerseys. Dad always said, ‘I’ve got a farm to pay for and I need to get as much milk as I can get.’”

Tom worked at Cope Farm Equipment when he could, and Louanne is still working on her fourth decade at the local grocery store and her third decade driving a school bus.

Today the herd consists of 60 head, including 15 Jersey cows and the remainder Registered Holsteins. Jim Morgan of Morgan Jerseys owns most of the Jersey herd

with the Copes. “I milk all of the cows and Morgans take care of the Jersey show heif ers. Even though they live in Urbana, we make it work,” Grant said.

Continuing to milk in the tiestall barn, they also have a pack barn for the older cows and fresh cows, in addition to a freestall barn with a rubber floor. The cattle are bedded with straw to stay in most of the winter and are pastured during the warmer months. “Because we have freestalls, tie-stalls and a pack barn, we can adapt to what each cow needs,” he added.

The feeding program at Breezy Knoll consists of corn silage, haylage, high-moisture corn and a top-dress 28% protein pellet. “We feed a lot of dry hay and the only feed we buy is the pellet. I have never been a big fan of TMR because I’ve visited a lot of herds that feed a TMR, and their cows give a lot of milk, but they also get that greasy fat look to them. And I never liked that, for as much as I like to show.”

The barn is filled with small squares of hay and recently Grant purchased a big square baler that has made his life easier when it comes time to bale.

The cows at Breezy Knoll are not pushed hard. “Our motto is, ‘Don’t buy your milk if you don’t have to.’ We try to feed as well as we can, but not have a big feed bill. If we can take a little less milk and have higher components, that will pay for itself.”


The Copes’ breeding philosophy is to breed for great udders, good feet and legs, type and longevity. Their current sire list includes Eyecandy, Thunderstruck, Warrior, Unstopabull, District and Bullseye. They have four Red & Whites, three of them descendants of Quality Quest Cinda Red EX94, and an Altitude heifer they purchased

out of the Triple T and Heath Sale for Coy. Keeping the type and milk in check, Grant noted, “We have to breed these Holsteins like we breed our Jersey show cows - we have to throw a little bit of milk at them now and again or we get lazy on them. It never hurts to throw a good milk bull in there that’s not going to hurt the herd.”

IVF on Quality Quest Cinda-Red produced an Addiction-P that he thinks will turn into a nice brood cow. She had an Awesome daughter, Breezy Knoll Aw Carmen-Red, that was second-place Winter yearling at the Ohio State Fair Red & White Show. In addition, the Warrior daughter out of Cinda, Breezy Knoll Warrior CJ-Red, was the second-place Spring Yearling.

While the Jerseys get to Columbus more often, the Copes continue to annually support the District 1 & 2 Holstein show. “If you’ve got one bangin’ in there in the top 5 at that show, then you’ve got something,” Grant observed.

The herd is one hundred percent registered because when it comes to merchandising, he said it’s easier to sell animals when they are registered: “It’s important to know what you’ve got and be able to look back through the pedigree.”

Classifying every seven months, their current BAA is 109.6. “My goal in life is to get above 110, and we are close,” he noted. continued on page 10

Grant and Ann are raising the next generation at Breezy Knoll from left in front: Cora, Coy, and Cam. Willard (left of the heifer) and Esther (left of Willard) exhibited the Junior Champion Jersey at the 1968 North American Dairy Show held in Columbus. All but one of the Red & Whites are descendants of Quality Quest Cinda-Red EX-94. She has proven to be a great brood cow for the Copes.

THE CHOICE IS John Deere Green

continued from page 9


Breezy Knoll JW Missy was his first EX-95 homebred Jersey. A Rapid Bay Just Wait daughter, Grant took her to Spring Dairy Expo in Columbus and she was Reserve Grand both as a four-year-old and again as an aged cow. She was also the first cow he took to Madison, Wisconsin, and she ended up in the top 10 in her class. They put her down about a year-and-a-half ago, but before that an IVF session produced three No. 2 embryos.

They put two of those embryos in an Angus crossbred, and nine months later they had twin Joel heifers in the pasture. “The kids have had a lot of fun with those heifers,” Grant added.

“This year we took a string to Madison, and everything was in the top 10 except for two of them.” J-K Excitation Fuzzy EX-94, an Excitation daughter that goes back to the Harmony Corners Fozzy-ET EX-95, was third-place Aged Cow while DKG Applejack Kelsey, a Summer Junior two-year-old purchased from the Mill Valley Dispersal, was second.

Over the years, Grant has enjoyed friendships and support from other dairymen, including Nevin L’Amoreaux and Jim Beardsley. “Jim has been a big supporter in my life, as far as if you ever had a question about a sick cow or anything, you always called Jim,” he said. Grant enjoys judging and he was honored when friend and fellow breeder Keith Topp asked him to be his associate in judging the All American Jersey Show at the North American International Livestock Exposition in 2019. “I was grateful that Keith asked me, and I would love to do some more judging if the opportunity comes up,” he added.

“I would love to have my children take over the farm, but I won’t push it on them. I’ve seen the struggles, and you almost have to have off-farm jobs to make it work. Our family has been very supportive - my wife will milk in a pinch and my mom will come to the barn if we are out doing hay and she knows what to do to start chores.”

Grant added, “I’ve known from a young age what I wanted to do, and I’m happy I get to do it surrounded by family.”

All three kids enjoy showing cattle. Cam (left) has the most experience, but Cora and Coy are catching up.

The John Deere collection at the Copes is extensive with a half dozen JD4020s and 20 two-cylinders stored in a couple of barns on the farm. They enjoy pulling their antiques as well as using them on the farm.

When it comes to tractor color, the Copes choose green, John Deere green. “Dad helped a neighbor fill silo one year and he ran an old John Deere B all day and when he got done, he decided he wanted all John Deere tractors,” Grant explained.

Tom has a collection of at least 20 two-cylinder tractors all restored and ready for action. “My dad collected all the old John Deeres, if they weren’t rare, he wouldn’t mess with them. In fact, we still farm with them. If anyone has to rake hay or go get a wagon, you jump on a John Deere 50 or 70 and you go get it.” Even Cam knows how to rake hay on the old tractors, “It’s pretty easy to teach kids how to drive a tractor on an antique.” Grant added.

With a couple of barns full of green beauties, the Copes enjoy a little pulling action as well. Carlton Cope builds pulling tractors for neighbor Mike Conny. “We grew up pulling 2-cylinder John Deeres. We were always going to a tractor pull when I was young. While there was a time when the popularity of antique tractor pulling waned, it’s back and better than ever,” Grant noted.

Restoring is fun for the Copes, but there have been a couple of new, non-green purchases over the decades. “There have only ever been two tractors bought new on the farm. Grandpa bought a Farmall 450 and when my brother became a McCormick Dealer, I bought one off of him. Other than that, we are all green on this farm” Grant said.

Grant says it’s easier for the kids to learn how to drive a tractor on the antiques.

Grant and Cam are out for some driver’s training.

“I’ve known from a young age what I wanted to do, and I’m happy I get to do it SURROUNDED BY FAMILY.”

Wayne Specht was a dairyman’s dairyman. In 1959, he began breeding registered Holsteins under the Trealayne prefix. An early proponent of the AI industry, Wayne would go on to breed and market cattle with the help of his son Steve, with whom he formed a partnership in 1980. With a focus on productivity and outstanding type, the Trealayne Holsteins legacy includes county record-holders for milk production, numerous All-Ohio and Junior AllOhio winners, two Junior All-American nominations, and Emprise Bell Elton’s highest-scored daughter, Trealayne Elton Sapphire (EX-94-2E GMD DOM).

Wayne was a fixture of local and state Holstein groups, co-founded the District 3 Harvest Hills Holstein Sale, and served on the Farm Credit Mid-America board of directors for many years.

After the passing of his first wife Janet and his retirement, Wayne lived in Dover with his second wife Kay. He loved to travel, was a voracious reader, and enjoyed driving out to the farm to check the crops and visit with his children, Steve and Sharon, and their spouses, Michele and Larry. He was incredibly proud of his family and their accomplishments, and he valued the time he spent with them in his later years.

Wayne’s jokes, family tales, and larger-than-life personality will be missed by all who knew him, and we would like to thank the Ohio Holstein community for their kindness and support. We are blessed to be part of such a special group of people!

The Specht Family | Dover, Ohio Ph: 330.204.9831 Email: trealayne@gmail.com

Queen’s Corner

Greetings everyone, I hope you all enjoyed your time at the 2022 World Dairy Expo and North American International Livestock Expo. Once again, I would like to thank all who put on the wonderful shows, the judges and also the showmen that made the shows possible. As the busy show season is wrapping up, I would like to add that I have had so much fun attending different

shows and meeting new people along the way, which I am very grateful for.

First, I would like to congratulate our superior state of Ohio by sweeping at both shows this fall. From calves, to heifers, to cows, all exhibitors were successful with their class placings. With Ohio competing so well, I thought that it would be great to showcase dairy facts, here are some unique facts of our state.

Facts, According to Drink-Milk.com:

1. The state of Ohio is the home to 257,000 dairy cows, and approximately 1,550 dairy farms.

2. Ohio is the number one state for Swiss cheese production.

3. Within the United States, Ohio ranks 11th in milk production.

Second, I have been busy educating second grade students at Streetsboro Elementary with some of these special facts. I have been showing them many pictures of our Holstein breed through our magazine and online images. I have also had students complete a dairy learning journal. After giving students a journal, I also gave each of them a dairy cow eraser for them to have a hands-on visual representation of a cow. Within this journal, students were able to see drawings of the different stages in life that a dairy cow goes through and also see drawings of many different dairy products. I was quite impressed with the knowledge that some of the students expressed during the classwide discussion.

Lastly, I would like to state that I am very eager to promote our industry in as many ways as I can during this holiday and winter season. If anyone might know of any events, please let me know. I am very interested in attending.

I would like to wish everyone a generous holiday season and safe travels. Don’t forget to use dairy in your holiday celebrations or gift giving! Here’s my most recent charcuterie board with many different dairy products that I made for a celebration.


Who Are They?

The Ohio Junior Holstein Association is filled with members who excel not only in the show ring, but in life. Here is a peek into the lives of some of the junior members.

working on the Wayne County Junior Fair Board, as well as working with youth as the Wayne County Senior Dairy Ambassador. Audrey used to get super nervous before going into the ring, but as time went on and she got more comfortable with it, it felt much more natural, and she doesn’t get nervous anymore. Her favorite social media app is definitely Instagram, she feels like it’s a great way to see what everyone else has been up to, and see what the latest update for shows is across the nation.

soccer team and the junior high basketball team. Ruth sometimes gets nervous before showing depending on the cow and how much she has worked with her. She doesn’t have a favorite social media app, and her nicknames are Rufus or Ruthie.

Elizabeth is 18 years old, she is from district 2, and her hometown is Salem, Ohio. Elizabeth got into showing through her Uncle Rudy Kiko. Outside of showing cows she enjoys working with horses. She used to get nervous when she went into the show ring, but not as much anymore. Elizabeth’s favorite social media app is Tik Tok, and her nickname is Liz and Lizzie.

Colton is 14 years old, from District 4 in North Lewisburg. He got into showing with his parents. Nathan and Jenny Thomas who own Triple T Holsteins. They loved showing so they influenced him to show cows. He enjoys playing sports such as football, basketball, and baseball. He gets nervous before big shows, like World Dairy Expo, the North American or going in for Grand Champion. His favorite social media app is Tik Tok or Snapchat.

Audrey is 16 years old, she is from District 7, and her hometown is Smithville in Wayne County. Audrey started showing as soon as she was old enough and got the opportunity to do it. Her family has a 200 cow Holstein herd that they started with, and she slowly started to go to bigger shows and got more opportunities from other people to show their animals as well. Outside of showing she really enjoys spending time with her family, working outside or in the barn. She also enjoys playing for her school’s varsity basketball team and

Ruth is 13 years old, from District 12 in Saint Mary’s. She started showing cows from the encouragement of her Grandpa, Steve Bowen and her mom and aunts growing up. Outside of showing cows she is a part of the WSC

From District 9, Brady Cole calls Bloomville his home. He is 11 years old and got into showing cows with his dad, James Cole. Outside the show ring he enjoys playing football, basketball, and baseball. He also enjoys watching Ohio State football and spending time with his family. Brady sometimes gets nervous depending on the animal he is leading and the situation. Brady doesn’t use social media.

What Do You Know?

Answer the following questions and send your answers to Paul Haskins at phaskins17199@ gmail.com. The first person to answer all the questions correctly will win a prize and have their name published in the next Ohio Holstein News! Good Luck!

1. What year was the Trealayne prefix established?

2. Ohio is the #1 state for what kind of cheese production?

3. What district and town is hosting the 102nd convention and annual meeting?

4. What was the average price paid for a bred heifer at the Ohio Holstein Fall Sale?

5. How much does the late entry option cost for the 67th National Holstein Futurity and when is it due?

6. What’s the motto at Breezy-Knoll Farm?


HAUSA Names 2022 All-National Showcase Honorees

BRATTLEBORO, Vt.— Holstein Association USA is pleased to recognize outstanding breeders and exhibitors with the All-National Showcase Program for the third time. The top 10 animals in each class and full details on the All-National Showcase Program rules and point

system can be found at www.holsteinusa.com/ allnational.

All-National Breeder

Jonathan & Alicia Lamb, Oakfield, NY All-National Exhibitor

Jonathan & Alicia Lamb, Oakfield, NY Summer Heifer Calf

All National: KOZY-KOUNTRY J CHESAPEAKE, Celeste R Clark, PA

Reserve All-National: KA-BRAT TSTORM RAIN REA, Hadley & Hudson Spoonamore & Trey Bratcher, KY

Spring Heifer Calf

All National: OCEAN-VIEW SAY IT AINT SO, Kenlee Philips & Makayla Osinga, TX Reserve All-National: OAKFIELD DOORMAN KIKI-ET, Matt Hawbaker & Jamie Black, MD

Winter Heifer Calf

All National: RISER-4 WAR CHARIOT, Michael R. Wolf, CT

Reserve All-National: MCWILLIAMS GOLD RUN, Sam R. McWilliams, PA

Fall Heifer Calf

All National: SCHLUTER APPLESPICE-REDET, R, S & J Allyn, Daniel Hovden & Duane Gibbs, CT

Reserve All-National: SMITH-OAK UNIX BLONDIE, Colton, Kendall & Blayk Thomas, OH

Summer Yearling Heifer

All National: RIVERDOWN TATOO DIABLO-ET, Kylie L. Nickels, WI

Reserve All-National: LUNCREST DOC LIME2386-ET, Doeberiener, Bowen & Clarkvalley Holsteins, OH

Spring Yearling Heifer

All National: WINDY-KNOLL-VIEW PESKY, Butler, Doeberiener, Bowen, Conroy & Clark, IL

Reserve All-National: MILIBRO DENVER ROSELAKYME, Colt & Luke Buckley, KY

Winter Yearling Heifer

All National: MS ZEHRVIEW TATTOO CRYSTAL, Glamourview - Iager & Walton, MD

Reserve All-National: MS THUNDERSTORM ETERNITY-ET, La Femme Fatale Syndicate, WI

Fall Yearling Heifer

All National: 2ND-LOOK MASTER BLASTER, Clarkvalley Holsteins & Adam Clarke, ON

Reserve All-National: MAYERLANE BLACK CAT-ET, Ben & Brian Styer, WI

Milking Yearling

All National: ARETHUSA DOORMAN AVRILTW, Caroline Egolf & Ellianna Cummings, IN

Reserve All-National: MABEL HANDSOME ALLELUIA, Jim Butler, IL

Summer Junior Two-Year-Old Cow

All National: KIKO DISCJOCKEY LAYLA 1830, Ferme Jacobs Inc & Crackholm Holsteins, QC

Reserve All-National: MS T-TRIPLE-T TL FAME-RED, Oakfield Corners Dairy Show Cattle, NY

Junior Two-Year-Old Cow


Reserve All-National: RETSO SIDEKICK CHARLEE-ET, Retso Holsteins, NY

Senior Two-Year-Old Cow

All National: OAKFIELD DOORMAN KARMEN-ET, Jonathan & Alicia Lamb, NY

Reserve All-National: ROSEMARY UNIX Continued on page 35


Eligibility and Expectations:

Contestants must be at least 16 years old on January 1, 2023

Contestants must be members of the Ohio Junior Holstein Association, unless contestant is ineligible to be a junior member, in which case she should be a member of the Ohio Holstein Association. 4. Contestants must be able to attend the 2023 Ohio Holstein Convention, 2023 Ohio Spring Dairy Expo, 2023 Ohio State Fair Holstein shows and District Holstein shows. 5. During the pageant portion of the contest, taking place at convention, the applicants will be expected to be in formal dress and have an escort (often a male family member). 6. The Queen will be required to dress in professional manner at all Ohio Holstein functions. 7. The Queen must submit an article to the Ohio Holstein News for each edition throughout the reign. 8. Applications must be postmarked or emailed by Friday, February 17, 2023. 9. The contest will be held at the Ohio Holstein Convention. Interviews of applicants will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Contestants will be judged on: Dairy Knowledge | Personal Appearance and Pose | Public Speaking

To Apply: Visit www.ohioholstein.com for the 2023 Ohio Holstein Queen application, email applications to oholstein@sssnet.com or mail them to Ohio Holstein Association, PO Box 479, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Contact: Any questions can be answered by contacting Julie Grove at 330407-2452.

With the new year comes a new Ohio Holstein Queen. Selection of the OHA Queen will be held at the OHA Annual Convention on March 3-4, 2023 at
Ohio. If you are interested in competing
Wingate by Wyndham,
OHA Queen contest, contact Julie Grove at 330-407-2452.
Contestants must be (single) not married throughout their reign


No Idea!

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Katey Lora — Lorawae Holsteins, Salem, Ohio

1.Egg Nog or Moscow Mule? How about a 7&7?

2. If you could have free meals for life at one fast food chain, which one would you choose? Probably Arby’s or The Lord’s Chicken (aka Chik-Fil-a)

3. Which would you rather attend in person: the Super Bowl or the New York City Rockettes Christmas Performance? The Super Bowl

4. If you could learn one skill instantly, what would it be? To play the piano

5. If you could do anything and know that you could NOT fail, what would you do? Compete on Top Chef

6. Downhill skiing or zip line? Zip line

7. What is the title of the last book you read?  Technically The Giver because I’m a teacher.

8. What is your preferred method of communication? Texting

9. If you could donate $100,000 to any philanthropic cause or charity organization? The Human Fund (just kidding) Something that helps foster children or foster/kinship families

10. On a Sunday afternoon in January you’ll find me… Watching football, or NCAA basketball of any type and possibly working on lesson plans or laundry

BONUS: What is your favorite magazine? There is only one magazine to which I subscribe…

Katey Lora


SUNNYVILLE FARM Mark Seedorf, Deshler, Ohio

Current Bulls in our breeding program:

1. Has It All. 2. Eye Candy. 3. Hancock. 4. Hanans. 5. King Doc. 6. Luster-P. 7. Renegade. 8. Tattoo. 9. Doral-Red. 10. Chief. 11. Patan.

The Heifers that standout in the heifer pens with style, balance and good feet and legs are out of bulls that we used such as:

Warrior, Delta Lambda, Altitude, Hanans, Renegade, Doral-Red, Handsome, King Doc

Young Cows that we really like are out of bulls such as:

• Diamondback- Great Udders.

• Tattoo- Beautiful frames with great feet and legs and udders.

• Pharo- Great frames and udders.

• Jordy Red- Great style and frames and really good foot and legs. Would anticipate that these young cows are going to get better with each lactation.

• King Doc- Great udders with mobility and production.

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A Breath of Fresh Air

For Ohio Holstein Association members as well as many others involved in dairy farming and all types of agriculture, the past year has been like a “breath of fresh air”. Those who love the show ring and showing their beautiful registered dairy animals have been able to get together and participate in shows held through-out not only our country but also Canada. There have been county fairs, dairy breed shows, district shows, state shows, Spring Dairy Expo in Ohio, the All American held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, the North American Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky, the Royal Winter Fair in Canada and more. Our Ohio Holstein breeders have presented outstanding members of their herds and won numerous ribbons, banners and awards at all these shows. They are to be congratulated! What

a relief to finally be allowed to make choices, to openly travel, to get together with family, friends and strangers (who usually don’t remain strangers very long) and show off those beautiful dairy animals!

Our youth could once again get together to work, to laugh, to have pizza parties, to wear their whites, to show off their showmanship abilities, and to parade the show ring with the animals they work so hard with, own and love. We can be so proud not only of our youth involved with dairy, but also with the youth all over this country who are involved with all kinds of livestock and in all types of agriculture.

Even if you wanted nothing to do with the show ring, farmers and dairy breeders had the opportunity to attend all those activities listed above. They could just enjoy observing the beautiful animals, visit with other farmers and breeders, talk about and learn about the sires that were being used in those herds to create those special animals and how those sires were working on their bloodlines. Once again meetings, conventions, tours and open houses could be held. There was information to be learned and shared and everyone was welcome to attend. People could once again get together at sales, all types of sales, state association sales, convention sales, and special consignment sales. The special dairy sales provided dairy breeders with the opportunity to sell from their herd or to purchase an outstanding animal to add to the herd. And there were the regular farm sales and machinery sales and, of course, the tractor pulls and community activities that people could finally attend!

Or they could just get together at a favorite local hangout and talk about any subject they chose!

After all the problems and turmoil, the chances for farmers to get away for a little while this year were like a “breath of fresh air.” However, we all know that when the farmers return home they have problems of one kind or another to face every day. Being a dairy farmer or a farmer of any kind is one of life’s hardest occupations and requires the farmer and his family to have great strength and faith. They need to have and be able to attend the activities that will enable them to take in a “breath of fresh air”! Just being free to get together, to touch, and to talk is so important for every person.

It is the holiday season! How pleasant it is to be able to greet family and friends with a hug or a handshake! The more who come, the merrier! Meals and parties are enjoyed with everyone sitting together around the tables. We had to give up our holiday traditions for a period of time and it made us re-

alize how important they are to us!

The New Year will be filled with so many happenings and activities. Once again the Ohio Holstein Association will be hosting numerous activities. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. Hopefully 2023 will find us free and able to enjoy that “breath of fresh air” that we all need once in a while! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all!

On the National Front

I am writing this while returning from our fall Board Meeting in Nashville, TN. The location allowed us to visit the Holstein Smart Lab at Western Kentucky University (WKU) in Bowling Green, KY. The 55-cow herd contains several cows donated by Holstein members throughout the US. Each cow has about seven different monitoring devices on or in them. The parlor has at least three milk monitors; measuring components, cells, and volume. The exit alley has scales that weigh each animal as she leaves and an automated hoof bath counts steps and fills and cleans itself. The free stall barn has automated sprinklers that deliver water only where cows are standing saving up to 70% on water. There is also a monitor on the headlock handle that alerts if the headlocks are left locked. I won’t be able to remember all the technologies but there are well over 30 and more companies contacting them to have their ideas tried in real herd atmosphere.

In addition to WKU we were able to visit WRFD-TV that airs the Holstein America Programs. Holstein USA has become the voice of the dairy industry on TV and radio. John Meyer and Jonathan Lamb were both interviewed live on the set at WRFD-TV. The studio, sound, and production rooms were very impressive, and we met the “Cow Guy” Scott Shellady, who does a market report each day.

The Show committee report was approved during the meeting making the new list of 50 National and 63 Qualified Judges official, it will be up on the website in December.

Check out the latest Pulse magazine! There is a great article on “A Million Reasons Why Conformation Matters” and John Meyer’s piece with the information from Michigan State University confirming the advantage Holsteins have over Jerseys in pounds of components and overall dollar value.

Start planning for your trip to Kentucky for the National Convention June 23-27.

Call with questions!

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

December 2022 14 The Dairy Holiday Source Sale on Cowbuyer.com 21 The Holiday ToaST Sale on CattleClub.com January 2023 10 January-February Ohio Holstein News Ad Deadline February 1 Woman of the Year nominations due 17 Ohio Holstein Queen Contest entries due March 3 Ohio Convention Sale 3-4 Ohio Holstein Convention, St. Clairsville 31-April 1 Spring Dairy Expo, Columbus June 17 District 3 All-Breeds Show, Dover Calendar of Events

Saturday October 29, 2022 was a beautiful fall day, picture perfect and only matched by the graciousness of our hosts, Etgen-Way Holsteins, Ty and Heather Etgen and family. Located in Harrod, Ohio (District 12), the Etgens milk 120 cows in a freestall and bedded pack barn with a double seven herringbone parlor, all constructed in 2014. Nearly 100 people attended and viewed the facilities and cows; the herd had recently been classified—30 Excellent cows and 111.4 BAA! The attendees enjoyed speaker Ernesto Santillanez, the training

manager at Select Sires, Inc., as he talked about the benefits of the CowManager activity monitoring system that Ty has been using for a few years and strongly promotes. By noon the CowManager discussion wrapped up, Bill Lund gave the invocation, and a delicious catered lunch was enjoyed by all—thanks to Brian Lammers of ADM for sponsoring the meal and Dairy Farmers of America for providing the milk. The rest of the afternoon was spent enjoying the weather, cows, facilities, visiting with fellow Holstein breeders, and cheering on our

beloved Ohio State Buckeyes who eked out another hard fought victory. Thanks again to the Etgen family for being outstanding hosts and for all the attendees who made it a rousing success. If you have suggestions for a 2023 fall tour location, please let me know.

Paul Haskins Breed Improvement Committee Chair 419.618.4028 phaskins17199@gmail.com

2022 OHA FALL TOUR Enjoying the Etgen-Way of Life: SCENES FROM THE FALL TOUR


Ohio Holstein Association, Inc. 102nd Convention & Annual Meeting

Schedule of Events

March 3rd & 4th, 2023 • St. Clairsville, Ohio • District 3

Friday, March 3rd, 2023

2:00-5:00p.m. Farm Tours- Plainfield Holsteins, Don & Danette Simpson 6503 Plainfield Road, Belmont Ohio, Milking 100 Registered Holsteins and Farm 500 Acres Cain Farms, Larry & Devin Cain 62361 Hunter Belmont Road, Belmont Ohio Milking 110 cows with 2 Robots and farm 340 acres (Devin Cell 740-391-0869 if GPS does not work)

6:00 p.m. Ohio Holstein Convention Pre-Sale Heavy Hors d’ oeuvres, dairy bar & beverages, Banquet Room

7:00 p.m. Ohio Holstein Convention Virtual Sale, Banquet Room 7:00 p.m. Ohio Holstein Junior Activities, Meet in Lobby Area

Saturday, March 4th, 2023

7:30 a.m. Dairy Bar Opens by Banquet Room in Hallway, Upstairs 8:00 a.m. Ohio Holsteins Woman’s Association Annual Meeting, Hotel Meeting Room Small 8:00 a.m. Outstanding Junior Interviews – Office Room Upstairs 8:30 a.m. Ohio Holstein Queen contest Interviews- View Room Upstairs 9:00 a.m. Ohio Holstein Junior Meeting- Hotel Meeting Room Large 9:00 a.m. Ohio Holstein Annual Meeting Banquet Room- Half of Banquet Room Upstairs 11:30 a.m. Awards Luncheon, Ohio Holstein Queen Contest & Ohio Holstein Woman’s Auction 3:00 p.m. Ohio Holstein Board of Directors Reorganizational Meeting – Banquet Room

Hotel Headquarters: Wingate by Wyndham/Undo’s Restaurants 51130 National Rd. E • St. Clairsville, OH 43950 (740) 695-3961 • Free breakfast at the hotel

u A block of rooms has been reserved for Ohio Holstein and reservations MUST be made by February 3, 2023 u Rooms start at $109/night + 13.25% TAX u Saturday Luncheon Buffet: Adults $25 per person, 12 & Under $15 u Menu: Buffet-Style Meal, Cheese, Ice Cream & Milk - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Meal Reservations Please indicate number of people attending! FRIDAY EVENING: No charge (Lenton Food Options) SATURDAY LUNCHEON: Adults $25 ___________ Children $15 Please pay in advance. Send form and payment to: Ohio Holstein Association P.O. Box 479 Wooster OH 44691. Name: Phone: *ATTENTION: MEAL RESERVATION MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 20TH, 2023! IF YOU MAKE A RESERVATION, YOU MUST PAY FOR THE MEAL REGARDLESS OF IF YOU ARE ABLE TO ATTEND. THEY ARE CHARGING US FOR ALL RESERVATIONS, NO EXCEPTIONS. FEBRUARY 20 IS THE CUT OFF, I CANNOT MAKE RESERVATIONS AFTER THIS TIME!


The Ohio Holstein Fall Sale was held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio. The all sale average was $2255 on seventy three (73) live lots.

Topping the sale at $10,250 was Lot 1, Pine-Tree Gamedays Hero-ET, consigned by Moo-Ville Farm & Creamery LLC, Nashville, Michigan and purchased by Conrad Farms LLC, Grafton, Ohio. Born 2/28/22, with a +3065 GTPI, she was sired by RMD-Dotterer SSI Gameday-ET and her dam was sired by Pine-Tree Heroic, with eleven (11) Very Good and Excellent Dams in her pedigree.

Selling for $3700 was Lot 79, Doughty-Valley Trilogy 2610 born 10/31/19 and with a record at 1-10 305 days 23312 milk 5.0% 1160 fat 3.6% 830 protein and recently fresh. She was consigned by Doughty-Valley Farms, Millersburg, Ohio and purchased by Ross Russell, Russell Springs, Kentucky.

Lot 59, Doughty-Valley Duke 2617 born 11/12/19, sold for $3550 to Landon Bankey, Custar, Ohio and was also consigned by Doughty-Valley Farms. She has a record at 1-10 292 days 26291 milk 4.2% 1112 fat 3.0% 778 protein and is sired by S-S-I Montrose Duke-ET from a dam with 40,520 milk 1881 fat and 1066 protein.

Lot 45, Raberland Mogul Esta VG 85, sold for $3500 to Landon Bankey, Custar, Ohio and was the consignment of Pine-Tree Dairy, Marshallville, Ohio. Born 9/19/18 she has a record at 2-06 365 32650 4.0 1302 2.9 936 and was sired by Mogul from a VG 88 Planet dam.

Lot 33 $3200 Jaloda Doc Firewater born 6/10/20 consigned by Jaloda Farms, James Sheffield, Wellington, Ohio and purchased by Ross Russell, Russell Springs, Kentucky

Lot 36 $3200 Futurama Rager Hali-Red born 4/12/20 consigned by Josh Knoop, Conover, Ohio and purchased by Ross Russell.

Lot 66 $3200 Ben-Alli 18151 Han Madison born 9/12/20 consigned by PineTree Dairy, Marshallville, Ohio and pur-

chased by Ross Russell.

Lot 16 $3100 Springhill-OH Tatt Chassep VG 86 born 6/20/19 consigned by Springhill, c/o Christopher Lang, Big Prairie, Ohio and purchased by Landon Bankey, Custar, Ohio.

Lot 47 $3100 Pondvue Altitude Twizler-Red born 3/4/20 consigned by Kody & Kaleb Pond, Bellefontaine, Ohio and purchased by Alan Koebele.

Lot 80 $3100 Mar-C Franchise 2173 born 9/1/19 consigned by M & M Dairy Farms, Salem, Ohio and purchased by Pine-Tree Dairy, Marshallville, Ohio.

Lot 30 $3000 Richlin-J Jordy Lucy-Red born 6/8/19 consigned by Kody & Kaleb Pond, Bellefontaine, Ohio and purchased

by Velvet View Farms, Big Prairie, Ohio.

Lot 76 $3000 Be-Ware Camden Jaden 1264 GP 83 born 3/21/19 consigned by Berg Farms LTD, Bellville, Ohio and purchased by Kraig Gasser, Creston, Ohio.

The sale was sponsored and managed by the Ohio Holstein Association, Wooster, Ohio. Auctioneer was Bob Graber, Orrville, Ohio and pedigrees were read by Jeff Brown, Wapakoneta, Ohio. Chad Griffith, Bethel, Ohio, handled the bids on Cowbuyer.

Cows in milk averaged $2501; bred heifers $1929; yearlings $1175; fall calves $1300; winter calves $1650 ( without Lot 1); spring calves $1588; summer 2022 calves $950; baby calves $300.


Give the Gift of Ohio Cheese

ADA Mideast developed a new website, ShopOhioCheese.com, to encourage consumers to give the gift of Ohio cheese this holiday season. The site features a curated list of Ohio cheeses from all over the state, making it even easier for people to browse and purchase Ohio-made cheese to send to friends and family!


ADA Mideast asked Ohio’s cheesemakers with online ordering capability to participate in this promotion and provide their holiday best sellers, gift boxes and gift baskets to feature. These items are listed on ShopOhioCheese.com and when clicked upon, users will be directed to the product on the cheesemaker’s website to buy. Fulfillment and shipping are handled by the individual cheesemakers.

ADA Mideast is promoting ShopOhioCheese.com with a targeted online advertising campaign, search marketing and social media during the holiday season. All of Ohio’s cheesemakers can be found in a blog linked at the bottom of the website and will continue to be promoted throughout the year.

Shop Now From traditional favorites to artisan specialties, find gifts for the cheese lovers in your life. Curated by American Dairy Association Mideast www.ShopOhioCheese.com
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Are you having a hard time thinking of what to get that indispensable woman in your life for Christmas? Give her what all the hard-working Holstein women in Ohio would really appreciate – a heartfelt thanks! Please consider nominating your wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt – you know, the one who does the little and big things on and o the farm that make things run smoothly – for OHA’s Woman of the Year Award! Please submit by Feb 1, 2023 to the Ohio Holstein O ce oholstein@sssnet.net or mail to PO Box 479, Wooster, OH 44691. Questions should be directed to Becky Hartline at 740-236-7241.

Name of nominee:

Name and phone number of person nominating:

Name of farm, operation, or business, if applicable: Please write a brief description of the nominee's involvement with Holsteins at the family operation, county, district and/or state level. The Woman of the Year will be recognized at the Ohio Convention on March 4, 2023. Visit www.ohioholstein.com for the 2022 Ohio Holstein Any questions can be answered by contacting Julie Grove at


Junior Showmanship

1. Hannah Klein

2. Lea Homan

3. Renee Klein

Intermediate Showmanship

1. Ruth Bambauer 2. Reid Klopfenstein 3. Taylor Klopfenstein

Senior Showmanship 1. Lilly Elsass 2. Amelia Sammetinger 3. Zach Steinke 4. Logan Topp 5. Ashley Hawk



Grand Champion: Silver-Mist My Lady, Lilly Elsass

Reserve Grand Champion: Etgen-Way Chief Danica, Etgen-Way Holsteins

Senior Champion: Stein-Way Doc Jasper, Stein-Way Dairy Reserve Senior Champion: Mapl-Valle Aftershock Khola Intermediate Champion: Silver-Mist My Lady, Lilly Elsass Reserve Intermediate Champion: Etgen-Way Chief Danica, Etgen-Way Holsteins

Junior Champion: Quietcove Denver Buckle Up, Lilly Elsass

Reserve Junior Champion: Wakefield Warrior Hershey RC, Taylor Klopfenstein

Best Bred & Owned: Etgen-Way Chief Danica, Etgen-Way Holsteins

Premier Exhibitor & Breeder: Etgen-Way Holsteins

Ohio District 12



Show August 1, 2022 • Wapakoneta, OH • Judge: Sherry Smith

Grand Champion: Silver-Mist My Lady, Lilly Elsass Reserve Grand Champion: Toppglen Mcc Moonshine, Logan Topp

Intermediate Champion: Silver-Mist My Lady, Lilly Elsass Reserve Intermediate Champion: Wakefield S-Chief Demi, Carter Liette

Junior Champion: Quietcove Denver Buckle Up, Lilly Elsass Reserve Junior Champion: Wakefield Warrior Hershey RC, Taylor Klopfenstein

Spring Heifer Calf

1. Quietcove Firecracker, Lilly Elsass

2. Koneta Doc Julene, Ella Brown

3. Toppglen FC Make If Fit, Logan Topp

4. Wakefield K-Doc Dallas, Reid Klopfenstein

5. Ren Bow Hancock Liquor, Ruth Bambauer

Winter Heifer Calf

1. Trbo-land Hol-Quesadilla, Braxton Elsass

2. Star-KY-Blue Apalona, Amelia Sammetinger

3. MS Oakfield Jagger Simba, Hans Sammetinger 4. Homan Kevin Kash, Lucy Howman 5. Klein Kara, Hannah Klein

Fall Heifer Calf

1. Ren-Bow Ack Unix Lavendar, Ruth Bambauer 2. Wakefield K-Doc Domino, Taylor Klopfenstein 3. Balmoral Pharo Abrakadabra, Balmoral Farm 4. Star-Ky-Blue Jackie, Amelia Sammetinger 5. Oakfield Doc Rambler, Trapper Elsass

Summer Yearling

1. Quietcove Denver Buckle Up, Lilly Elsass

2. Steinway Doorman Jayden, Stein-Way Dairy

3. Mapletree Hancock Doty, Allison Steinke

4. Mapletree Hawt Lakin, Zachary Steinke

5. MD Hillbrook Inlet Red-ET, Caitlin Liette

Spring Yearling

1. Wakefield Warrior Hershey RC, Taylor Klopfenstein

2. Homan Cannon Ruby W 822, Lauren Homan

3. Sugar Knoll Rager Stormy, Alyssa Selby

4. Homan Allstar Rose, Abby Homan

Winter Yearling

1. Wil-San Warrior Winnie-Red, Carter Liette

2. Homan Hanford Chloe Y763, Lauren Homan

Jr. Best Three Females

1. Quietcove

2. Wakefield

Junior Two-Year-Old

1. Etgen-Way Altitude Combo-Red, Etgen-Way Holsteins

2. Stein-Way Sidekick Palmer, Stein-Way Dairy

3. Etgen-Way Sidekick Wish-ET, Etgen-Way Holsteins

4. Wakefield S-Chief Demi, Carter Liette

5. Mapl-Valle Doorman Kite, Mapl-Valle

Senior Two-Year-Old

1. Rollin-Spring Big Push Sue, Lilly Elsass

2. Balmoral Appleway Almay, Balmoral Farm

3. Wakefield Diamondback Dream, Carter Liette

GOLDIE, Jim Butler, IL


Three-Year-Old Cow


Reserve All-National: RYAN-VU UNIX SHASTI, Maple-Leigh Futures & Chad & Amy Ryan, WI

Senior Three-Year-Old Cow

All National: BLONDIN UNSTOPABU MAPLE-RED, Doeberiener, Bowen, Schilling & R&F Livestock, OH

Reserve All-National: MS CRUSHABULL CAROLINA-ET, Jim Butler, IL

Four-Year-Old Cow

All National: OAKFIELD GOLD LUCK-ET, Jonathan & Alicia Lamb, NY

Reserve All-National: JACOBS HIGH OCTANE DIA, Jim Butler, IL

Five-Year-Old Cow

All National: LE-O-LA ARVIS LAURALEE, Golden Oaks Farm, IL

Reserve All-National: BUDJON-VAIL DRM SUNSHINE-ET, Chandler & Calvin Bening, MN

Six-Year-Old & Older Cow

All National: MS ATWOOD LACEY-ET, K Doeberiener, L Bowen & W Schilling, OH

Reserve All-National: SCO-LI MT FIELD MOGUL AGGIE, Klinedell

Farms LLC, PA 150,000 Lb. Lifetime Milk Production Cow

All National: HIGHCROFT ABSOLUTE LILY-RED, Eaton Holsteins & Glamourview - Iager & Walton, NY

Reserve All-National: KEVETTA CHELIOS BROOKE, Kyra & Griffin Lamb & Maggie Winspear, NY

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Sr. Best Three Females 1. Etgen-Way Holsteins 2. Stein-Way Dairy Dam & Daughter 1. Etgen-Way Holsteins 2. Etgen-Way Holsteins 3. Stein-Way Dairy Results Ohio District 12 Holstein Show August 1, 2022 • Wapakoneta, OH • Judge: Sherry Smith Show 2022 ALL-NATIONAL SHOWCASE HONOREES Continued from page 14
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Yesterday’s Cowpath

The following is taken from the November 10, 1968 issue of the Holstein-Friesian World, The Newspaper of The Breed, Vol. 65 No. 21. Published at Lacona, N. Y. on the 10th and 25th of each month. Maurice S. Prescott, Editor, and Wm. A. Prescott, Associate Editor Emeritus.

The cover of the Holstein-Friesian World was a picture of the sale ring and part of the large and attentive crowd at the World Premier Sale, October 10. The photo was by Danny Weaver.


The 1968 Central National Holstein Show held in conjunction with the World Food Expo at Madison, Wisconsin, October 10 and 11, was widely hailed by veteran observers and exhibitors as the strongest contest of Holstein excellence ever seen in North America. Superb quality ran deep in every class as leading contenders from both Ontario and the eastern shows challenged the finest of the west. Ray Brubacher, Guelph, Ont., did a highly competent job of judging the large and difficult classes. Observing judge was Don Seipt, Easton, Pa.

There were 357 head led out for the individual classes and a total of 366 head on the grounds from 16 states and Ontario. Agro Bros., Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario was Premier Breeder and Gray View Farms, Union Grove, Wis., Premier Exhibitor. Heffering & Trevena, Amenia, N. Y. was the only exhibitor with two winners. Gray View Farms won four group classes and the aged cow class, the other blues and all the championships going one to a customer.

Prestige of Lakehurst was 1st Aged Bull and Grand Champion, Lakehurst Farms, Inc., Sheboygan, Wis. Reserve Senior and Grand Champion Bull was Crescent Beauty Talent, Allen Hetts & Willard Dickman, Ft. Atkinson, Wis. It was the finest bull show in years, with a total of 57 head.

Lake Aire Dora Crisscross was 1st 3 year old in milk, Senior and Grand Champion, Vernon Schultz, Manitowoc, Wis. Reserve Senior and Grand Champion was the 2nd place 3 year old, Agro Acres Marquis Patsy, Agro Bros., Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario. Vernon Schultz won the added glory and prize money for Best Animal in Milk Bred by Exhibitor, the Fay Birney Recognition Award of $150, formerly presented at Waterloo.

If there were a “Premier Sire” award in the Central National Show it would have to go to Romandale Reflection Marquis who had a total of 44 sons and daughters exhibited at Madison. They accounted for eight class winners, the Senior and Grand Champion bull, the Junior Champion female, seven second prize winners including the Reserve Grand Champion female, and four third prize winners. Certainly there has never been anything to equal this in the modern show ring, where the competition is largely among AI sires.


A Comment on Show Classes

From time to time we hear doubts expressed by breeders regarding the value of judging a series of ring filled heifer classes, particularly the junior, intermediate and senior calves, as a part of the large dairy cattle show. In a way, we subscribe to this theory, agreeing with the judge who commented when the calves were brought out, “Now the guessing game begins”. However, regardless of knowing which calf will make the best cow, we strongly favor these heifer classes because it is there that often the youngest and newest breeders first participate in any form of activity with registered cattle. Anything the industry can do to encourage participation in this fine program by younger and newer breeders, as well as established breeder-showmen, is worthy of support by all. In our opinion the inclusion of calf classes in our shows helps to achieve this goal


$3,795 Average Sets New High For U. S. Consignment Sales CATALOG SUMMARY

20 Females 2y & over $ 58,700 $2,935.00

(1 Heifer Calf under 3 mos. s.w.d.) 100 100.00

4 Bred Yearlings 9,750 2,437.59

2 Open Yearlings 7,600 3,800.00

1 Heifer Calf (over 3 mos.) 1,900 1,900.00

3 Bulls over 3 mos. 35,800 11,933.33

30 $ 113,850 $3,795.00

The first World Premiere Holstein Sale, sponsored by the World Food Expo, Madison, Wisconsin, October 10th, set a new U. S. record for consignment sale averages as shown in the summary above. The sale was held at 7 p.m. in the end of the judging arena with a huge crowd in attendance, estimated at more than 2,000 persons. It was a superb selection of

animals made by the sale management firm of Bachmann & Bartel with assistance from Elis Knutson, and they were attractively displayed together in the Holstein barn throughout the week at the Central National Holstein Show. The buyer’s list totals 24 for the 30 head sold, coming from 13 states, Ontario and Japan. Only seven head stayed in Wisconsin.

Opening the sale at the top price of $21,000 was Premier of Rowntree Farms, the Seiling Rockman twin son of famed Future Hope Reflector Blacky (2E-93) consigned by Rowntree Farms, Ltd., Woodbridge, Ont. Starting at $5,000 the bid quickly rose to$20,000, where it remained until the final $21,000 from Claude Pickett, Georgetown, Ont. No contending bidder was announced. Selling for $10,500 was Crescent Beauty Premium consigned by Allen Hetts, Ft. Atkinson, Wis., and purchased by American Breeders Service.

The second highest selling animal in the offering, and the top priced female, was Kanawaka BG Lucky Miss Dallas (VG-88), 1968 All Kansas 3 year old daughter of Thonyma Lucky Mose (EX) consigned by Francis Wempe, Lawrence, Kan. The final bidder at $20,000 was Lakeside Dairy and R. Dale Jones of Silver Lake, Ind. The remaining animals in the sale all brought $1,000 to $5,000. Auctioneer Sonny Bartel and pedigree man David Bachman, the sale managers, were in top form. They were assisted by the following ring and aisle auctioneers: Thos. E. Hays, Oakville, Ont.; Harvey Swartz, Waukesha,Wis.; C. M. Bottema, Jr., Indianapolis, Ind.; A. C. Thomson, Burlington, Ill.; Merle Howard, Watertown, Wis.; and Ken Laska, Anoka, Minn. Mac Logan from Canada and Fritz Holschbach fom Wisconsin presented the animals in the ring. All sale animals were pictured in the World.

Roger Kranz, Columbus, Ohio purchased two consignments, Wapa Keystone Pride (VG-87) (7-64) $1,350 consigned by Lakehurst Farms, Inc. and Salesman Piney Heather (1-67) $1,000 consigned by James Salesman, Argyle, Wis.

Winning the 2 Year-Old Bull class at the Central National Show was Rich-B Destination owned by Brian L. Siddall and Freeway-Vue Farms, West Salem, Ohio. He was the Ohio State Fair Grand Champion Bull.

Gerald K. Snyder, formerly with Curtiss Breeding Service in Georgia is the new Holstein-Friesian Assn. of America fieldman for the State of Ohio.


Miss Callie Jane Crossen was born on October 6, 2022 to Reid and Anna(Miley) Crossen. She was 7lbs 7 oz and her grandparents are Joe & Diana Miley (D-7), Chris & Cathy Crossen. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Allison & Evan Hershberger on the birth of their daughter, Payton Kay. She was born on July 24, 2022 and weighed in at 9 lbs 3 oz and was 21 inches long. The proud grandparents are Ken and Kaye Janes (D-7).

The next issue is the All-Ohio issue! Advertise your All-Ohio winners in the January-February issue!

The ST Genetics Dairy Holiday Sale is December 14th! Check out their ad in this issue!

If you are interested in being the Ohio Holstein Queen, find details on page 14!

Ohio Holstein families, consider nominating your mom for the Ohio Holstein Woman of the Year Award! Find details on the Ohio Holstein Women’s Page. Submit your nominations by February 1, 2023!

Walnut Hill Feeds will again be supporting the All-Ohio award winners! If you used their Champions Select feed in 2022 and won an All-Ohio or Junior All-Ohio award they will pay for your half-page ad or half of your full-page ad in the 2023 January-February Ohio Holstein News! Contact Melissa Hart to advertise! 517-398-1957 or farm.writer@hotmail.com

Give the gift of Ohio Cheese when you order it online! See the details on the ADA Mideast Ad

Don’t forget to reserve your room for the convention by February 3rd! Wingate by Wyndham/Undo’s Restaurants, 51130 National Road E, St. Clairsville, OH 43950, 740-695-3961. See more info in this issue!


In Memoriam

Wayne Ellis Specht

Wayne Ellis Specht was born October 30, 1932, to Arthur Specht and Mabel (Swihart Specht) Ritchey, in the same house in which his father was born, in Ragersville, Ohio.

In 1943, Arthur sold the original farm to a coal company and moved his family to the current Specht farm northwest of Dover. Wayne loved growing up on a dairy farm and developed the no-nonsense work ethic he would display his entire life.

Known to his childhood friends as “Shorty,” Wayne graduated in 1950 from Dover High School, where he enjoyed singing in the choir, serving as a class officer, and playing sports. After high school, Wayne attended The Ohio State University College of Agriculture, graduating with a degree in dairy science. He married his high school sweetheart Janet Weisgarber in 1952. They were married for 54 years, until Janet preceded him in death in 2006.

After graduating from Ohio State, Wayne’s ROTC commitment sent him, Janet, and daughter Sharon to Fort Worth, Texas, where he climbed to the rank of captain in the U.S. Air Force. Their son Steve was born in Fort Worth in 1956.

The sudden passing of his father sent Wayne, Janet, and their children back to Dover, where Wayne became a full-time dairy farmer. He named the farm Trealayne Holsteins, and he bred many outstanding registered Holstein dairy cattle.

Wayne was named an Outstanding Young Dairyman by the Ohio Dairy Herd Improvement Association.

Wayne was known as a leader in agriculture circles. He served as the secretary of the Ohio Holstein Association, as a member of the Ohio State Agricultural & Technical Institute Dairy Advisory Committee, as Master of Winfield Grange, and as president of the Landmark and Farm Bureau Boards of Directors and of the Tuscarawas County Holstein Club.

Active in the District 3 Holstein Association, Wayne was cochair of the first Harvest Hills Holstein Sale. His leadership in these organizations was only surpassed by his 32 years of service in the Farm Credit system as a director on the Cambridge Production Credit Association board and then Farm Credit Mid-America board in Louisville, Ky.

Wayne was a voracious reader and a lifelong student of history. A longtime patron of the Dover Public Library, he kept up with current events, reading every newspaper and magazine he could get his hands on.

He never stopped collecting books, often asking his grandkids to order him the latest new releases! Wayne was a long-time member of St. John’s United Church of Christ where he had served as an Elder and usher.

Preceding Wayne in death were his parents, Arthur and Mabel; his first wife Janet; and his second wife Kathryn “Kay” (McGinness) Specht, whom he married in 2010.

Wayne is survived by his daughter Sharon (Larry) Rohrer, his son Steven (Michele) Specht, and his sister Grace Bochsler, all of Dover; his brother Glenn Specht of Massillon; grandchildren Hannah (Ryan) Steiner, David (Crystal) Rohrer, Allison (Matt) Jaynes,

Annie (John) Specht-Duym, and Adam Specht; and 5 great-grandchildren Seth, Cole and Graham Steiner, and Nora and Leah Rohrer. He will be missed by many extended family members and friends.

A private service for his family will take place on the farm and burial will take place in Dover Burial Park. The Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory of Dover is handling the arrangements. To sign an online guestbook, visit the obituary link on the funeral home’s website by visiting www.tolandherzig.com.

Wayne’s family would like to thank the staff of Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital and Community Hospice Truman House for the wonderful care he received in his final days.

In order to honor the memory of Wayne, the family request that contributions be directed to Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663, or the Dover Public Library, 525 North Walnut Street, Dover, Ohio 44622.

Joyce Elaine Conrad

Joyce Elaine Conrad, 79, of New Holland, Ohio passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 5:50 p.m. after a two-week hospitalization. Joyce was born December 31, 1942, in Frankfort, Ohio to Carl Franklin and Ruth Butler Kruger.

Joyce was a 1960 graduate of Frankfort High School and lived her entire life in Ross and Pickaway Counties. She had formerly worked at the Citizen’s Bank in Chillicothe and later assisted with 3 Moms Catering, but her life’s work was caring for her family and assisting with the family dairy farm.

Joyce was a faithful member of the Atlanta United Methodist Church and was active with the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the National Farmers Organization and was a longtime poll worker.

Joyce loved to cook and bake for her family and others, but her ultimate joy was her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Taylor Elaine Baesman and a brother, Edwin Kruger.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Donald L. Conrad, whom she married March 21, 1964, three children, Karen Baesman and her husband, Rod, of Powell, Ohio; Greg Conrad and his wife, Judy, of New Holland and Becky Conrad Davenport and her husband, Monte, of Athens, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Kelsey (Aaron) Crookes, Jack (Alejandra) Baesman, Nick Baesman, Mikayla (Cameron) Gibbs, Macy (Kent) Maki, Macrae Conrad, Maylon Conrad, Luke Davenport and Shelby Davenport; a great grandson, Emmett Gibbs; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Rosemary Kruger of Bellbrook, Ohio; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Kate Kruger of Frankfort, Ohio, Carole Siegrist and her husband, Dr. Carl Siegrist, of Cincinnati; Edward Conrad of Houston, Texas and Linda Scott and her husband, Thomas, of Beaver Falls, PA and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta United Methodist Church, c/o Jaime Heath, 24960 Moler Road, Williamsport, Ohio 43164




Paul R. Richard, 82, of Wooster, Ohio passed away on November 25, 2022. Family and friends are welcome to send flowers or leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.

He was predeceased by : his parents, Joseph Richard and Sarah Richard (Graber); his son Paul Dean Richard; his sisters, Helen Steiner and Mary Hilty; and his siblings-in-law, Chester Steiner, John Gehman, Wilford Steiner, Charles Steiner and Eunice Richard.

He is survived by : his wife Joanne Begly; his grandchildren, Jennifer Falb (Gary), Scott Amstutz (Stephanie), Lisa Amstutz, David Aron Richard, Jonathan Richard (Rolanda), Loretta Martin (Seth), Julie Chupp (Josh), Jim Richard (Mary Beth), Matt Richard (Monica), Mary, Rose, Katie Richard, Tim Richard (Kaitlyn), Jo Schmidt (Aaron), Caleb Richard (Sky), Laura Pittman (Brendan), Emily Sanders (Michael), Austin Brubaker (Caroline), Janelle, Derek and Jolynn Brubaker; his siblings, Elmer Richard of Creston, Anna Gehman, Ruth Steiner of Kidron, Martha Steiner and Junior Richard (Naomi) of Wooster; and his brother-in-law Marvin Hilty of Columbus.

In Memoriam
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