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con�nued from D.C. | Page 3 Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Reps. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., Jason Lewis, R-Minn., Rick Nolan, D-Minn., Collin Peterson, DMinn. and Adrian Smith, RNeb. “Our meetings with NMPF and USDEC provided really good ground work for our conversations with legislators,” said Iowa dairy farmer Lee Maassen. Maassen milks 1,500 cows with his three sons near Maurice, Iowa, in Sioux County. With each meeting, the state dairy trade organization representatives addressed international trade policies, immigration, Section 199A in the new tax law, the electronic logging device mandate, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Dairy Pride Act, in addition to individual state concerns. “In every conversation, we stressed how we can all agree on issues facing dairy among our four states,” Sjostrom said. “We don’t necessarily agree on everything; but on national issues, we need to help the voices that are already [on Capitol Hill] and make sure they’re looking out for the Midwest.” Fortunately, during this trip, many issues were addressed in the omnibus spending bill, which passed March 23. Section 199A, the Dairy Pride Act and CERCLA were addressed in the bill, and the
Congressman Tom Emmer (from le�), staﬀ member Nick Lunneborg and Minnesota Milk Producers Associa�on Vice President Shelly DePestel discuss trade and labor needs at a mee�ng during a trip March 19-21 to Washington, D.C. logging device mandate received an extension. “Normally, payoffs of these visits are decades behind,” Sjostrom said. “I like to think we played a small, but very signicant, role while out in D.C.” DePestel agreed. “We went to D.C. and executed a plan, and it worked,” she said. “It makes you feel that those people are listening and you’re touching base with them with what’s not working.” The group also had the chance to show gratitude for lawmakers’ support of dairy’s voluntary risk management program – the Margin Protection Program (MPP) – and en-
courage continued discussion on the completion of a farm bill. “With the way things are looking, we could see premiums paid out for the rest of the year,” said Marv Post, referring to the MPP changes being retroactively instated. “It’s setting the oor for us, and I see it as a good safety net.” Post milks 70 registered Holsteins and Jerseys with his wife, Joy, near Volga, S.D. Since SDDP’s inception in 2009, Post has served as the chair. However, the trip did not end without concerns looming. The current milk market and reliable labor force were two topics brought up at every meeting.
“What’s our top priority?” DePestel said. “Markets aren’t great, but immigration reform is at the very top. With no employees, milk price isn’t a concern because there will be no dairies.” While some lawmakers knew little about these issues, others fully supported ideas to x the problem, and overall the farmers felt their concerns were noted. “I’m hopeful, because legislators realize it needs to be done. It’ll just be a matter of how it gets done with compromise,” DePestel said. As the trip came to an end, the Midwest dairy farmers left
with a feeling of accomplishment and a drive to continue those conversations at home. “It was a great trip,” Maassen said. “We came together as one unied voice and our legislators were appreciative that we took a stance on issues.” Post and other South Dakota dairy farmers had a chance to speak with their representatives during the Central Plains Dairy Expo March 27-29 in Sioux Falls, S.D., and hope to have more meetings in the near future. “At home, we were able to meet with legislators we didn’t see out in D.C., where we were able to reinforce what is needed for our dairy industry,” Post said. “Those connections let me know we made a difference while out there.” Dairy farmers on the trip encourage other farmers to contact their state and national legislators regarding issues affecting the industry. “[Lawmakers] know what our hot topics are and they’re taking interest in opening those lines of communication,” DePestel said. “They want to hear from us; their constituents.” Whether it is a phone call, email or in-person conversation at a local town hall meeting, connecting with legislators provides the dairy industry with a stance in the grand scheme of politics. “Our voices are very important and we have a right for them to be heard,” Maassen said.
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South Dakota dairy royalty crowned
Kohl named 63rd princess at CPDE By Jerry Nelson
KRANZBURG, S.D. – Morgan Kohl, 18, was crowned the 63rd South Dakota Dairy Princess during a ceremony held March 27 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. The coronation was held as a part of the welcome reception that kicked off the 2018 Central Plains Dairy Expo. “I never expected to win,” Kohl said. “All of the dairy princess candidates were very highly qualied. When we were standing on the stage in front of all those people, my heart was just pounding. And when Krista
[Harringa, 2017 South Dakota Dairy Princess] put the crown on my head, a jolt of energy shot through my entire body.” Kohl, a senior at WaverlySouth Shore High School, is the daughter of Mike and Marcy Kohl and is employed at MoDak Dairy, a 2,000-cow dairy operation located near Goodwin, S.D. She will be attending South Dakota State University in the fall where she plans to major in animal science. Rebecka Hoffman, 18, was named runner-up. She is a senior at Bridgewater-Emery High School. Hoffman will also begin classes at SDSU this fall and will be majoring in dairy PHOTO SUBMITTED
Morgan Kohl was crowned as the 63rd South Dakota Dairy Princess in a ceremony on March 27 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Kohl is pictured with her parents, Mike and Marcy Kohl.
Morgan Kohl, the 63rd South Dakota Dairy Princess, is employed as a calf feeder at MoDak Dairy, located near Goodwin, S.D.
production. Her parents, Kevin and Judy, dairy farm near Dolton, S.D. Kohl received a $1,000 scholarship from Midwest Dairy’s South Dakota Division, which sponsors the dairy princess program. Hoffman was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Central Plains Dairy Expo. Although Kohl’s parents are not dairy farmers, that has not deterred her from being heavily involved with showing and judging dairy cattle in 4-H and FFA. Kohl’s interest
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conƟnued from KOHL | Page 6 In addition to showing dairy cattle, Kohl has become a skilled dairy cattle judge. Last year, she was selected as one of four delegates for the South Dakota 4-H dairy judging team that competed at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. Kohl has wanted to be dairy princess since she was a child. “As a new 4-H club member, I attended Dairy Days at MoDak Dairy,” Kohl said. “I learned a lot about how a modern dairy operates that day. The [South Dakota] Dairy Princess was there as part of the event. As soon as I saw her, I knew that I wanted to be a dairy princess.” Kohl is involved with numerous extracurricular activities including band, yearbook, gure skating, Girls State, football cheerleading, science fair, 4-H and FFA. “My science fair project was about increasing the production of ethanol from barley,” Kohl said. “As a sophomore, I was selected to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh. At the ISEF, there were more than 1,000 science fair projects
from all around the world. I got to meet a lot of interesting people and make new friends.” Kohl has given numerous talks about dairying as part of her FFA SAE project. “I took everything that I learned about dairy farming and explained it as best as I could to the judges,” she said. “The judges often mentioned after my talk that I should consider running for [South Dakota] Dairy Princess.” Mike also thought it was a good idea. “She knows everything there is to know about dairying,” Mike said. At MoDak Dairy, Kohl has been a part of the calf feeding crew for about one year. “She is smart and hard-working and dependable. She wants to learn about all the facets of dairy farming and is eager to share her knowledge with others,” said Greg Moes, who operates MoDak Dairy with his family. Even with her years of experience with dairy showing and judging, Morgan was not sure if she should try
out for dairy princess. The Moes family supported her. “We were condent that Morgan would be an excellent South Dakota Dairy Princess,” Moes said. Her parents thought so, too. “On the day of the dairy princess contest, we practiced running through questions and answers all the way during the drive to Sioux Falls,” Marcy said. “Morgan was nervous, but I knew that she would do well.” Kohl’s plans for the future are clear. She would like to earn a degree in animal science from SDSU then enroll in the veterinary program at Iowa State University to stay in the dairy industry as a veterinarian. But rst, she has plans for her upcoming year as as South Dakota Dairy Princess. “I want to serve as a spokeswoman for the state’s dairy industry,” Kohl said. “I want to reach out to consumers and tell them all about the goodness of dairy products. I especially want to reach the younger generation, because they are our future consumers.”
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MADISON, Wis. – During lactation, the mammary gland takes over control of a dairy cow’s body, according to University of Wisconsin-Madison lactation biologist Laura Hernandez. During last month’s Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) Annual Business Conference, Hernandez led several workshops based on biology of the udder, which featured smallgroup dissection of one quarter of an udder. “It’s the primary source driving the bus, basically, for that cow to make the milk that we are demanding of them,” Hernandez said. “I always say, you can cut the liver out, and they’ll keep lactating for at least a while, but if you take the mammary gland out, you are done.” Hernandez approaches her research looking at how the mammary gland is communicating with the entire animal. In her studies, she works with several species. “I equate making milk to taking little Lego pieces and putting them together to come out with a nished product,” Hernandez said. “Everything in milk is assembled in the mammary gland. It arrives there as a single amino acid, monosaccharide or fatty acid. The mammary gland puts it all together. The only major component that’s not entirely true for is milkfat. About half of milk fat will actually come from the diet. That’s why a cow on pasture might have a different avor to her milk than a cow in a concentrate-based system.” Hernandez said each quarter in the mammary system has its own blood supply, which is why producers are able to dry a quarter off individually if the need arises. “That’s a really neat thing for us because it allows us to manipulate research within a cow,” Hernandez said. “We can milk a cow three times on one side and two times on the other side and track what happens with those treatments in the animal.” When blood leaves the mammary gland, it pools back together to return to the heart. “The blood system is really important,” Hernandez said. “The blood supply is how the nutrients arrive at the tissue and the cellular waste is removed.” Hernandez said the lymphatic system works along with the blood system, with those vessels running nearly parallel to the arteries and veins. Unlike arteries and veins, the lymphatic vessels do not have muscles to contract to move uid, which is why you have to massage a cow’s udder to help move uid out. “The lymphatic system is critical in preventing mastitis,” Hernandez said. “Having a good lymphatic system prevents udder edema, prevents infection and deals with infection if the cow is exposed.” Hernandez said a lymph node in a cow’s udder is large and easily palpable upon dissection. There are typically two to four nodes in the udder, and they provide antibodies to help ght off infection. Unique to the udder tissue of a ruminant is the presence of cisternal spaces, where milk can accumulate. No milk is produced in the cisterns. They serve as a holding space. The teat cistern can hold approximately 10 to 15 milliliters of milk, while the gland cistern can hold anywhere from 200 to 500 milliliters, depending on the size of the udder. The cisterns are connected to the
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duct system, which Hernandez likens to a freeway system made of PVC pipes. The duct system is made up of different sized ducts. The ducts convey milk from the milk tissue, conducting it out of the mammary gland. The milk tissue, called parenchyma, is arranged in globule-like lobes full of alveoli that are the structures that actually produce the milk in the gland. The alveoli are only visible with the use of a microscope. All the structures of the mammary gland are held together with connective tissue and enveloped in the skin of the udder. The skin serves as the protective barrier for the mammary tissue, keeping it free of bacteria. “Milk is actually sterile, like urine is,” Hernandez said. “It shouldn’t have bacteria in it unless the animal is sick, or they’ve been exposed to an environmental pathogen through the streak canal.” The streak canal takes time post-milking to close, and Hernandez advocates not allowing cows to lay down for at least 30 minutes to an hour post-milking, to allow the streak canal to close up, keeping out pathogens. Hernandez said as cows age and teats lengthen, the muscle in the streak canal will lengthen, decreasing efciency. “The teats are really important,” Hernandez said. “They are the only opening to the environment.” While there are not many nerves located throughout the mammary system, there are many on the skin and in the teats. Nerves play a role in stimulation and letdown. Stimulation of the teat sends nervous signals to the hypothalamus, where oxytocin is then released. Oxytocin acts on the myoepithelial cells, which are smooth muscle cells that surround the alveoli, allowing for milk let-down. “That’s another reason why damage to the teat is very bad,” Hernandez said. “When the teats are damaged, they are less sensitive to stimulation to begin that process.” The mammary gland is a massive organ in the cow’s body and is held up by a series of major and minor support structures. “These big tendons that come from the pelvis, like the median suspensory ligament, are critical to keeping the udder attached and closer to the body wall,” Hernandez said. “Over time, the suspensory ligament is going to drop. It’s a tendon, and it’s going to loosen up.”
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The March Federal order Class III benchmark milk price started climbing out of its hole and hit $14.22 per hundredweight (cwt.), up 82 cents from February but is $1.59 below March 2017. It is 26 cents above California’s comparable 4b cheese milk price and equates to $1.22 per gallon, up from $1.15 in February and compares to $1.36 a year ago. The First Quarter average is at $13.87, down from $16.49 at this time a year ago and compares to $13.75 in 2016. Class III futures late Friday morning portend an April price of $14.45; May, $14.74; and June at $15.08, with a peak at $16.16 in October. The March Class IV price is $13.04, up 17 cents from February but $1.28 below a year ago. Its First Quarter average stands at $13.01, down from $15.37 a year ago and compares to $13.75 in 2016. California’s comparable March 4b cheese milk price is $13.96, up 58 cents from February, 20 cents above a year ago and the highest 4b since November 2017. The 4b average for First Quarter 2018 stands at $13.57, down from $15.19 a year ago and compares to $13.12 in 2016. The 4a butter-powder milk price is $13.01, up 29 cents from February, 95 cents below a year ago, but the highest 4a since December 2017. The three month average, at $12.89, compares to $15.01 a year ago and $12.98 in 2016. Speaking of the Number 1 milk producer; the Agriculture Department published its long awaited nal decision to establish a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) for California. The proposed FMMO would incorporate the entire state. The nal decision is based on the evidentiary record of a public hearing held in Clovis from September to November 2015. USDA will conduct a referendum from April 2 through May 5, 2018 and will mail ballot materials to all known eligible dairy producers supplying milk to the proposed marketing area. The FMMO would become effective if approved by two-thirds of the voting producers, or by producers of two-thirds of the milk represented in the voting process. Cooperatives can vote as a block. USDA allows a stand-alone California quota program but it will be administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. HighGround Dairy (HGD) is skeptical, stating that it “does not view the creation of a California FMMO as a “game changer” in terms of saving farmers during an industry supply/demand imbalance as the market is enduring today.” “Perhaps it puts them on a more fair playing eld
with respect to their farm colleagues around the country,” HGD says, “but California has its own complexities when it comes to selling manufactured products for either domestic use back East (freight) or for export.” “In addition, nothing is changing in terms of business, environmental, or labor challenges that exist within California to shift the direction of the state’s dairy industry. In fact, HighGround could argue that processors within the state have less incentive to expand as a result of the higher raw milk costs that will impact them as a result of the FMMO versus the state order.” By the way; the USDA is also proposing a temporary increase in the Class I milk price in the Florida order to help offset damages from last fall’s hurricane. Meanwhile; anhydrous milkfat led the declines while butter jumped in the April 3 Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction. The weighted average of products offered inched 0.6 percent lower, following a 1.2 percent drop March 20 and a 0.6 percent slide on March 6. Anhydrous milkfat was down a bearish 7.0 percent but unchanged in the last event. Skim milk powder was down 1.8 percent after plunging 8.6 percent. Gains were led by rennet casein, up 12.1 percent, after slipping 2.9 percent March 20. Butter was up 4.1 percent, after holding steady last time. Cheddar was up 2.2 percent, following a drop of 3.9 percent, and whole milk powder was up 1.6 percent, after inching 0.1 percent higher last time. Lactose was up 1.1 percent and buttermilk powder was up 1.0 percent. FC Stone equates the GDT 80 percent butterfat butter to $2.4313 per pound U.S. CME butter closed Friday at $2.2875. GDT Cheddar cheese equated to $1.6688 per pound U.S. and compares to Friday’s CME block Cheddar at $1.6025. GDT skim milk powder averaged 83.85 cents and whole milk powder averaged $1.4869. CME Grade A nonfat dry milk closed Friday at 72 3/4-cents per pound. USDA’s latest Dairy Products report pegged February U.S. cheese output at 981.6 million pounds, down 10.5 percent from January but 4.2 percent above February 2017. That put the two-month total at 2.08 billion pounds, up 4.6 percent from a year ago. California produced 198.8 million pounds of that cheese, down 8.3 percent from January but 3.5 percent above a year ago. Wisconsin, at 262.9 million pounds, was down 9.5 percent from January and also 3.5 percent above a year ago. Idaho contributed 72.1 million pounds, down 15.6 percent from January but 5.5 percent above a year ago and Minnesota, at 56.9
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ConƟnued from MIELKE | Page 10 Western cheese is active as milk continues to be readily available. Manufacturers expect production to remain solid in the coming weeks as they reach the upsurge of the spring ush. With current abundant inventories, prices are fairly steady. Some contacts report that prices are not reecting the current condition of the market. Cheese inventories/production are more than demand; therefore, according to contacts, prices are supposed to be lower than they are. Cash butter shot up 9 1/2-cents Wednesday to $2.3350 per pound, despite a lot of product nding its way to Chicago, but it closed Friday at $2.2875, up 7 1/4-cents on the week and 19 cents above a year ago, with 51 cars sold this week. Cream headed for the churns is not where some butter producers were expecting following the holiday, says DMN. Butter demand is not slowing and 82 percent butterfat loads are sought after on the world market, whereas 80 percent butterfat loads have been moving fairly regularly in the domestic arena. Contacts continue to relay the increased cold storage data has not affected overall market positivity. Western butter makers report spring holiday retail sales were good but orders have slowed somewhat. Cream is readily available, butter production is vigorous, and butter inventories are generally heavy and growing. Cash Grade A nonfat dry milk closed Friday at 72 3/4-cents per pound, up 3 3/4-cents on the week but 8 1/4-cents below a year ago, with 11 cars trading hands. Spot dry whey price nished at 32 cents per pound, up 3 1/2-cents on the week. U.S. farmers for the rst time in 35 years are expected to plant more soybeans in 2018 than corn. The Agriculture Department’s March 29 Prospective Plantings report estimates corn acreage at 88.0 million acres, down 2 percent or 2.14 million acres from last year. Planted acreage is expected to be down or unchanged in 33 of the 48 estimating States from a year ago. Soybean planted area is estimated at 89.0 million acres, down 1 percent from last year. Planted acreage intentions are down or unchanged in 20 of the 31 estimating States and cotton planted area was estimated at 13.5 million acres, up 7 percent from a year ago. Corn and soybean meal spiked sharply in response to the report, with acreage estimated well below trade expectations, according to the latest Margin Watch (MW) from Chicago-based Commodity & Ingredient Hedging LLC. The MW stated that “Dairy margins deteriorated over the second half of March as a result of higher projected feed costs, with milk prices holding mostly steady.” “Margins remain negative and well below average in spot Second Quarter and only exist near breakeven beyond that through early 2019.” The Agriculture Department is calling on dairy farmers to sign up in the “new improved” Margin Protection program (MPP). Agriculture Sonny Perdue says the MPP will “provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. We recognize the nancial hardships many of our nation’s dairy producers are experiencing right now. Folks are losing their contracts and they are getting anxious about getting their bills paid while they watch their milk check come in lower and lower each month. The Bipartisan Budget CLIP AND SAVE
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Primuses delight in Nashville Christmas Giveaway prize For the Primuses, the experience of being in the heart of the American music industry and wandering in the Civil War area was a highlight. “I really enjoyed all the history part of it,” Georgi said. “Nashville has a lot of history of how the music industry got started and a lot of the Civil War. We both like history.” They also went zip lining, an experience the Primuses had never done before. “It was a zipping good time oating through the trees on a bright, warm and sunny morning,” Marty said. To get to and from their sightseeing stops, the Primuses rented a car and were able to walk to certain locations. “Having our own vehicle, we were able to go to church on Sunday,” Georgi said. “It worked better.” Their accommodations, the Clarion Hotel Nashville Downtown, also offered a shuttle service. Overall, the Primuses would recommend the Nashville experience to anyone. “There’s too much to see there,” Marty said. Georgi agreed.
Marty stands in front of the heavily red upon wall from the Civil War BaƩle of Franklin. Marty and Georgi Primus visited the Carter House in Franklin, Tenn. “You can’t do it all in three days,” she said. “We had a great time. We’d love to go back because there were things we wanted to do but we didn’t have time.”
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Couple recaps February trip to the Music City By Maria Bichler Staﬀ Writer
SAUK CENTRE, Minn. – Marty and Georgi Primus ventured off their dairy farm this February when they stepped away from the barn and onto the streets of Nashville, Tenn. Marty was the winner of one of the two Dairy Star Great Christmas Giveaway grand prizes – a four-day, three-night stay for two people in Nashville with cash to pay for a relief milker. The husband-wife duo milks about 50 cows on their 200-acre organic dairy farm near Sauk Centre, Minn.. They departed Minnesota on Feb. 23 with another married couple – Marty’s cousin, Virgil Primus, and Georgi’s cousin, Mary Primus. They returned to Minnesota on Feb. 27. “The weather there was not like it is here,” Georgi said. “It was beautiful. Things were starting to bloom. There were daffodils and the blossoms were on the trees.” Their neighbor, Dennis Winter, along with their teenage daughter, Emily Primus, completed the necessary chores while they were away. Winter fed the herd daily and cleaned the yard after a snowstorm. Emily took care of various farm chores. No cows needed to be milked as the herd was completely dry. “It worked out well for the time that we went,” Georgi said. When the couple arrived in Nashville, they enjoyed immersing themselves in the history of the city, as well as the surrounding area, and also took in all Music City has to offer. During their rst night on the town, they visited The George Jones complex comprised of a restaurant, rooftop bar, music venue and museum. “The rst night we walked around like everyone else was walking around,” Georgi said. “It was a Friday and there were people everywhere. It was so busy.” They had a back-stage tour of the iconic Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night and were able to see Crystal Gayle and Bill Anderson perform. “That was fun,” Georgi said. The Ryman Auditorium, Carter House in Franklin, Tenn., and Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage were also stops during their trip. So too were AJ’s Good Time Bar, Alan Jackson’s tri-story honky-tonk, and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. “We spent a lot of time at [AJ’s Good Time Bar] because the music was good,” Georgi said. “You could walk in any [establishment] and walk out the back door and walk into another one.”
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FARLEY, Iowa – Theresa Hosch and her husband, Joe, were able to cross off an item on their bucket list at the beginning of March when they took a vacation to Nashville, Tenn. Hosch won one of the two Dairy Star Great Christmas Giveaway grand prizes – a four-day, three-night stay for
two people in Nashville with cash to pay for a relief milker. The couple, who milks 75 cows near Farley, Iowa, left on March 2 with Theresa’s sister and brother-inlaw, Nancy and Jerry Pins, for a weeklong getaway. “We don’t mind ying, but we decided to drive. We were fortunate enough to get someone to milk our cows for an extended period of time so we thought we would drive and take our time. We denitely enjoyed it,” Hosch said. Their son, Dillon, Joe’s brother, Donnie Hosch, along with Donnie’s son, Jake, took care of chores while the HoTurn to HOSCH | Page 17
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conƟnued from HOSCH | Page 16 sches were away. “We had good help,” Hosch said. “I’m fortunate that when my husband goes away, he goes away. He doesn’t worry and feels like the farm is in good hands with Dillon, Donnie and Jake. We’re fortunate we can do that.” On their drive, the travelers took the interstate until they got closer to Music City. “We like to take back roads,” Hosch said. “The countryside down there is beautiful.” While the area surrounding the interstate is at and has more crop ground, the Hosches noticed a change in scenery when on the alternate roads. “We felt like we were in [northeast] Iowa and [southwest] Wisconsin,” she said. “The land was rolling and a little hilly with curvy roads. We got off the beaten path and that’s when you see what the countryside is like.” Once in Nashville, the Hosches visited the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry and bars with live music along Broadway, including the famously-
known Tootsies Orchid Lounge. “I thought Tootsies was going to be my favorite, but it wasn’t what we anticipated,” Hosch said. Spending time listening to the band Hoss Skeleton at another bar, Honky Tonk Central, was an evening to remember. “We got wind that this band was coming to play at our dairy banquet and in our hometown [later in the month]. We thought we would test them out before they came to Iowa,” Hosch said. “The band is just phenomenal, and we met some people from Minnesota.” By the end of the night, their newly-found friends sitting at the table next to them had already planned a trip to Iowa to see the band and catch up with the Hosches. They stayed in a condo that was about a 20-minute walk from Broadway. The 60-degree weather and only one day of rain made getting around the city easy. Following their stay in Nashville, Hosch and her crew drove to Chattanooga, Tenn. There, they saw
Ruby Falls, an underground waterfall, and Rock City Gardens, which is a garden that has over 400 native plant species and can be viewed atop an ancient rock formation. “It was absolutely phenomenal,” she said. Throughout their time away, Hosch said they met many nice people. “I’m a people person so I could probably talk to a pole if it would answer me. It wasn’t hard for me to talk to people and make new friends,” Hosch said. “People need to see the good in others. A lot of the bad is publicized. News coverage and other things you hear are bad. But there are so many nice people out there and people need to broadcast the nice things.” Overall, the Hosches thoroughly enjoyed their vacation. “My husband said to make sure Dairy Star picks our name next year,” Hosch said with a laugh. “It’s just nice to get away and not have an alarm clock go off in the morning.”
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DONAHUE, Iowa – John Maxwell has a lofty goal: to make his Cinnamon Ridge Dairy cows the top-producing Jersey herd in the United States. This Scott County dairyman from Donahue, Iowa is not far from the mark. The American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) recently had 191 Maxwell cows each averaging 25,710 pounds of milk for 2017. That was accompanied by 1,220 pounds of butterfat, and 985 pounds of protein, each. Those numbers placed his herd rst in the United States for protein over all Jersey herd sizes. They also made the herd second overall for milk and seventh overall for fat. Among herds of 150 to 299 cows, Cinnamon Ridge ranked rst for milk, rst for protein and second for fat. “Our goal is to be the No. 1 herd for production for Jersey dairy cattle,” Maxwell said. “We are on our way.” Maxwell has reasoning behind his
goal of being the top Jersey herd. One is for name recognition which may boost sales of his surplus Jerseys to other farms. Another is the name recognition which may help attract visitors for the farm’s tours. Cinnamon Ridge uses genomic testing on all its calves. Just ve calves per month are kept, although approximately 20 to 25 are born each month. Maxwell said some 10,000 people a year tramp through the barn to see his brother and partner Edwin Maxwell make cheese and to see a quartet of Lely A4 robotic milkers in action. About 6,000 of those guests opt to dine at the farm’s restaurant, where the food is served family style. Guests also shop at the farm’s Country Cupboard store, where Cinnamon Ridge’s own eggs, cheese, bacon, beef and baked goods are sold. Maxwell and Edwin grew up on a nearby farm where their parents milked Holsteins and Jerseys. Maxwell remembers the decision to put the cows on test in 1977. Forty-one years ago, the cows, milked with Surge buckets, carried a rolling herd average of 7,800 pounds of milk. In 1988, he set out to buy a farm of his own. He said seven banks turned him down for a loan to buy land at $800 an acre. The eighth lender decided to chance it.
John and Joan Maxwell, two owners of Cinnamon Ridge Dairy, stand in front of their Country Cupboard on-farm store, where they sell their own cheese, eggs, bacon and beef. They also provide tours to 10,000 people a year on their dairy near Donahue, Iowa. “I had 20 cows to my name,” Maxwell said. “I had to scrounge through drawers to get $1,000 for the down pay-
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ment on 80 acres.” Maxwell is the fth generation to milk Jerseys. Maxwells have lived in the county since 1848. An important event in Maxwell’s life took place in 1997. He was chosen to receive the National Outstanding Farmer Award. A letter congratulating Maxwell and signed by then-President Bill Clinton has a prominent place in a display case in the dairy center. “It was a big day. It changed my world,” Maxwell said. As a result of the recognition the award brought, Deere and Company asked him to host farm tours. Deere’s international headquarters at East Moline, Ill., sits not far across the Mississippi River from the Maxwell’s farm. Many people from outside the United States visit the Deere and Company’s headquarters, and the company wanted to enhance their experience with a farm tour. Turn to MAXWELL | Page 20
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The Maxwells built their freestall barn and dairy center in 2012 and milked 80 cows in it at rst. Then, the heifers began to calve. The facility has two robotic milkers on each side and room for 110 cows on each side. A robot sweeps feed up to the cows and there are two automatic cow brushes. Sand bedding, tunnel ventilation, an insulated ceiling and a misting system keep the cows comfortable no matter what the weather. “It never gets below freezing in here and it never gets above 80 degrees,” Maxwell said. There is an event center upstairs with tables and chairs. Windows on both sides of the room afford views of the cows. When the barn went into use, the cows carried a rolling herd average of
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18,000 pounds. “Everybody wants to know: What’s the magic bullet?” Maxwell said of his 25,000-pound herd average. “How do you get to be No. 2 in the nation for milk, No. 1 for protein and No. 7 for fat, over all herds? It’s the little things. All of the little things add up.” Maxwell’s list of little things includes making sure the feed is composed of quality ingredients. Getting hooves trimmed on time is important, too, as is
keeping feed where the cows can reach it. Keeping fresh sand in the stalls helps as does cleaning waterers once a week. Making sure the barn’s air is fresh pays off, too. The hardest part of providing all those things is doing it right every day, he said. “Sometimes you’ve got things in the mix that don’t make it easy,” Maxwell said. Another key is buying cattle from
good cow families and then developing more. It helps to realize the optimal number of cows for the barn. Maxwell said when he milked 270 cows, the farm shipped 30,000 pounds of milk every other day. He had two cows making more than 100 pounds a day. Then he sold 30 cows, getting $2,000 each for them. It was not even a week until the farm was once again shipping 30,000 pounds every other day. “And then we had more than 20 cows that were making over 100 pounds,” Maxwell said. Cinnamon Ridge cows, in the freeow movement system, average 3.3 visits to the robots every 24 hours. Some choose to be milked six times a day; others getting close to dry-off visit once every other day. Overall Maxwell said he is pleased
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with the robots. They helped make a place in the business for one of his daughters. After Amy graduated from Iowa State University, she became the herd manager. â€œShe loves cows and she loves computers,â€? Maxwell said. â€œSo, it was a natural ďƒžt.â€? The Jerseysâ€™ high production is giving Maxwell and his wife, Joan, a good milk price of more than $7 over the base. Cinnamon Ridgesâ€™ milk is sold to Brewster Cheese of Stockton, Ill. where it is made into Swiss cheese. Maxwell continues to pursue some of his goals. For instance, his herd is still ranked No. 2 for milk. How long might it be until his cows pull into ďƒžrst place? â€œTell me what the weather will be and how the feed will be and I can answer that,â€? Maxwell said.
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DAIRYING ACROSS AMERICA
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Kleingartner Dairy aims for Excellent classication in seven breeds By Maria Bichler Staﬀ Writer
GACKLE, N.D. – Years of diligent breeding decisions and exceptional management can result in an Excellent classied dairy cow. The Kleingartner family, of Gackle, N.D., has bred Excellent cows in three breeds with the goal of adding four more breeds to the list. “One of our goals is to not only own, but breed, meaning it has our prex, Ros-Sue-Kle, at least one animal in each breed that is classied as Excellent,”
Sue Kleingartner said. Sue and her husband, Ross, along with their children, Lane, 22, and Sydney, 16, own and operate a 100-cow dairy near Gackle, N.D., comprised of Holstein, Red and White Holstein, Brown Swiss, Jersey, Ayrshire, Milking Shorthorn and Guernsey. Both Ross and Sue are third-generation dairy farmers. Sue was raised on Hogerville Dairy in New Salem, N.D., while the Kleingartners live on Ross’ family farm. “Both our children are very
Sydney and Lane Kleingartner stand with one of their Brown Swiss heifers at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, N.D.
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active on the farm,” Kleingartner said. “Our son, Lane, decided to return to the farm a few years ago after graduating from Bismarck State College with a degree in carpentry. He is now the fourth generation on this dairy farm.” The family also manages a 300-head cow/calf herd of commercial beef cattle. They own and rent 4,800 acres of pasture and cropland where they produce corn for silage, alfalfa hay, barley for feed and various forages. “Our farm is truly a family farm as the four of us and Ross’ 85-year-old father, Albin, … provide the only labor,” Kleingartner said. The registered herd is milked in a double-6 parallel parlor with 12 computerized milking units, that collect data such as pounds and conductivity. The herd is housed in a freestall barn and has a rolling herd average of 20,000 pounds. The milking herd is fed a TMR comprised of hay, corn silage, grain mix and mineral. The grain mix – corn, dried distillers’ grain and soybean meal – is purchased. Calves are raised in individual calf hutches from birth to 60 days and are fed milk and a pelleted calf starter. After 60 days, calves are weaned, moved to a group of ve and housed in a Super Hutch. There, they are fed water, a grain mix of corn, oats and mineral, and are offered grass hay. After a few weeks, calves are moved to a barn to comprise groups of 10 to 25. At 1 year, their diet is switched to the TMR.
The family’s milk is sold to Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), of New Ulm, Minn. “We are Grade A producers, but because there are so few dairies in our community, our milk gets picked up with Grade B milk and shipped to either Hoven or Pollock, S.D., for cheese production,” Kleingartner said. North Dakota boasts abundant feedstuffs, competitive labor costs, plentiful byproducts and affordable land. The dairy industry in the state, however, is
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Two Ayrshires and a Guernsey from the Kleingartners’ herd are stalled at the Minnesota State Fair in 2015. tle for their milk, receiving $15/per hundredweight (cwt.)., which includes their premiums. The herd is producing a 4.1 percent butterfat and 3.4 percent protein. “We are fortunate that our farm is diversied with our beef cattle operation so that we do not have to rely completely on our milk sales,” Kleingartner said. Looking ahead, Kleingartner has legitimate concerns for the future of her family farm. “Is there going to be a place for the smaller producers, 100 cows or less, in the future? Will there be a time when our processor tells us they won’t buy our milk anymore because it isn’t cost effective to travel so many miles to pick up so few pounds? These are the questions that my family struggles with when we look and plan for the future,” she said. Woes within the industry have not hindered the family. Kleingartner said their passion for breeding and developing exceptional cattle motivates them to carry on. They breed cows for longevity and use embryo transfer and A.I. to advance their genetics. The attention to detail has paid off, currently housing six Excellent cows to carry the farm’s prex: Holsteins RosSue-Kle Talent Jewel (EX90) and RosSue-Kle Loral (EX91); Brown Swiss Ros-Sue-Kle D Shakira – ET (EX91); and Jerseys Ros-Sue-Kle Berry (EX93), Ros-Sue-Kle Bonzi (EX93) and RosSue-Kle Brooke-TW (EX90). Three Ayrshires who have also scored Excellent are in the milking herd; however, each cow was either purchased or its dam was purchased. In the more than 20 years the Kle-
ingartners have been dairying, they have bred a plethora of Excellent dairy cows. Kleingartner said the family hopes to breed at least one Excellent Guernsey, Ayrshire, Red and White Holstein and Milking Shorthorn. Following suit due to their love for genetics, the family participates in showing. Ross and Sue met at the North Dakota State Fair and have shared their interest in showing with their children. “Both our kids grew up showing dairy cattle in 4-H and FFA, and they still continue to show. Our family vacation is going to dairy shows,” Kleingartner said. During the year, they show at the North Dakota State Fair, North Dakota State Dairy Show and the Morton County Fair. For the past ve years, they have also exhibited cattle at the Minnesota State Fair and World Dairy Expo. “Four of these past ve years, we have had animals in two different breeds receive all-American nominations,” Kleingartner said. It is the complete circle of dairy farming that has allowed the Kleingartner family to succeed in a challenging industry and excel in the showring. “Having a great cow, and then discussing as a family what sire we should breed her to, and then waiting patiently for that calf to be born … Then, developing that heifer calf and watching her grow to see if she will be better than her dam. And hopefully watching that calf someday end up as a champion in the showring,” Kleingartner said of what her family loves about dairy.
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A day in the life of the Hoffman family
Unseasonably cold weather makes for a quiet day By Krista Kuzma
CHATFIELD, Minn. – Although the calendar states April and the spring season, the weather did not feel that way for the Hoffman family on April 6. A bit of early morning snow, temperatures in the single digits and strong winds made the unseasonably cold temperatures feel bone-chilling as the Hoffmans did their chores for the day, which includes milking
their herd of 418 cows on their farm, North-Creek Dairy, near Chateld, Minn. The patriarch and matriarch of the family, Gary and Jo, now farm with their two sons and their families: Corey and Bridget, along with their two kids, Garrett, 5, and Tira, 3; and John and Danielle, along with their son, August, 1. The day starts in the early morning hours for the family. Gary is the rst one up to start feeding.
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The Hoﬀmans – (from le�) John, Danielle holding August, Gary, Jo, Corey holding Tira, Garre� and Bridget – milk 418 cows on their dairy near Cha�ield, Minn. On April 6, unseasonably cold weather kept chores to a minimum.
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Garre� and Tira Hoﬀman take a moment to ride their bikes in the heated shop before going to help their mom with morning calf chores.
“I like to feed when it’s dark,” he said, stating he can see cars on the road a lot better with their headlights on. Corey joins him to help nish the task and get the parlor going just before employees arrive to start for the rst milking shift at 3:30. The three-time-aday schedule on the farm also includes shifts at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
By the time 3:30 rolled around on April 6, three employees – husband and wife duo, Jose and Lupe Perez, and Hector Contreras – were ready for their day. Jose has been working for the dairy as herdsman for the past ve years and has 18 years of experience in the position from working at other dairies in the Upper Midwest. His up-
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lem in between, I can x it,” Jose said. At 5 a.m., Rosendo Aldana from Alta Genetics arrived to breed cows and heifers. Since he started 10 months ago, the Hoffmans have seen an increase in the herd’s reproductive performance, with the pregnancy rate now at 31 percent. After nishing up feeding at 7:30 a.m., Corey hooked the trailer to the truck, and then found Jose to help him load a cow that needed to be taken to the sales barn. During this time, Gary took a break and had coffee in the farm’s ofce. Although still active in the day-today operations of the dairy, Gary has slowed down from previous years. His farming career started early when his dad had a heart attack. Although only a freshman in high school at the time, Gary took over the responsibility of milking his family’s herd. Gary admits milking 14 cows was not too hard, but it was still an every day time commitment. The farm also had beef, hogs, chickens and sheep. In 1963 during his senior year of high school, Gary planned to attend the University of Minnesota to pursue a career as a veterinarian; however, his dad had a second heart attack. “I was an only child and dad probably would have sold the farm if I left. I decided to take a year off from school and then go to college, but I never went,” Gary said. “I like to tell people it’s been a long year off.” Gary and Jo, who will celebrate 50 years of marriage in July, continued diversied farming with dairy, beef and crops. “When these two (Corey and John) wanted to farm we talked about crop farming, but dairy is how we got to where we are today,” Gary said. John started farming right after high school in 1997. His main responsibility on the farm is the crop work. “I like watching everything grow, and adapting to new changes in the industry, like hybrids,” John said. The farm has been using BMR corn for at least 12 years and most recently has tried low-lignin alfalfa. “It’s too early to tell if it works,” John said. “I like the concept of it – to get a wider window for cutting.” John’s wife, Danielle, also helps with the farm mixing feed every other Saturday and assisting with youngstock when not at her full-time off-the-farm job. Corey also joined the farm after graduating from high school in 2001. His focus is on the dairy herd. He learned to milk cows in the family’s 54-stall tiestall barn that had been built in 1907 – only a few years after the rst Hoffmans established the farm. In June 2007, the Hoffmans invested in a new parlor and freestall barn. Two years ago, they expanded the parlor to a double-12 parallel parlor. As the fourth generation on the dairy, Corey enjoys the family aspect of his career. “I like working with my dad and now my kids are helping out,” he said. But he also enjoys working with the cattle. “I’m not a mechanic or a crops guy,” he said. Within the herd, Corey has seen changes. Cow comfort in the sand bedded freestall barn has helped cows be healthier than ever and has boosted production. “It’s insane what we get out of cows now compared to 15 year ago,” Corey said about their herd that has a rolling herd average of 30,000 pounds of milk.
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Bridget Hoﬀman helps her daughter, Tira, feed a calf the morning of April 6 on their dairy near Cha�ield, Minn. He has also changed the way they breed their cows. “When genomics came out, I thought it was witch craft, but boy was I wrong,” he said. The Hoffmans have been genomic testing all animals at birth for the past three years. The bottom 30 percent are sold. In the most recent months, Corey also started breeding the bottom 40 percent of the remaining herd to Angus. “We’ll get paid a lot more for those calves,” he said. “I should have been doing this awhile ago.” By 8:15 a.m., Bridget, Garrett and Tira stop by the ofce to say hi to Gary before heading to the calf barn. The morning of April 6 includes taking off Tira’s tutu and getting both kids into coats and snowpants. “I thought we were going to be done with this. This is the fourth time (getting kids in winter clothes) today,” Bridget said. Usually mornings can vary for the kids – they go to daycare, stay with Gary in the ofce or help with calf chores. Along with bookwork, Bridget takes care of calves most mornings other than Thursdays, Saturdays and an occasional Sunday when she works an off-thefarm job. “Someone’s got to have health care,” she said. Although she loves having the kids grow up on a Turn to HOFFMAN | Page 29
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Corey Hoﬀman (front) helps Chuck Pierce prepare a piece of the parlor to be welded in between morning milking shi�s.
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Gary Hoﬀman takes a break in the farm oﬃce at 8:15 a.m. a�er spending most of the morning feeding the herd.
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con�nued from HOFFMANS | Page 28 farm, she also pointed out it can be challenging at times, especially at this age. “In ways, it was easier when they were babies. I could just strap them in the carseat and go,” she said. Now she has to keep an eye on them while also doing chores. “It’s especially hard when the weather’s bad. But they’re pretty good about self entertaining,” Bridget said as the two took turns on a homemade swing in the middle of the barn. Lupe and Hector arrived with milk to pasteurize and feed the calves. With so many hands, it did not take long for morning chores. The rest of the morning was spent nishing milking, cleaning heifer sheds and helping a welder x a piece on the parlor. By noon, many of the day’s chores – other than milking – were done. “We got a lot of stuff done earlier
in the week when it was nicer outside,” Bridget said. “Plus, we have a good group of employees right now and they all want more time. That’s nice because it allows us to take some time for our families.” The afternoon consisted of nishing up other errands. For example, John checked on and changed oil in the tractors. At 4:45 p.m. Gary headed to the bowling alley to meet with his shing buddies for the weekly sh fry while Corey and Bridget had a 6 p.m. farm business management meeting in Zumbrota, Minn. They all enjoyed their time off the farm if only for a few hours and returned home to prepare for the next day on the farm – hopefully one that had a higher temperature and no snow.
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Garre� Hoﬀman helps feed calves grain during morning chores.
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Midwest Dairy elects leadership Allen Merrill, a dairy farmer from Parker, South Dakota, was re-elected chairman of Midwest Dairy during the organization’s annual meeting held in conjunction with the Western Dairy Forum in Phoenix, Arizona. Elections for the Corporate board ofcer team also were held. Charles Krause, Buffalo, Minnesota, was re-elected rst vice chairman; Dan Hotvedt, Decorah, Iowa, was elected second vice chairman; Lowell Mueller, Hooper, Nebraska, was re-elected secretary; and Barb Liebenstein, Dundas, Minnesota, was elected treasurer. New members elected by their Divisions to the Midwest Dairy Corporate board include: Kevin Buss, Hutchinson, Minnesota; Karen Kasper, Owatonna, Minnesota; Rita Mosset, Linton, North Dakota; and
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Three SDSU students receive national dairy scholarship Three South Dakota State University students are recipients of 2018 National Dairy Herd Information Association scholarships from among a total of 22 students nationwide. Dillon Gratz of Atwater, Minn., Jessica Kerfeld of Melrose, Minn., and Margaret Socha of Corcoran, Minn., each receive a $1,000 scholarship. Students were chosen based on scholastic achievements, leadership in school and community activities, and responses to DHI- and career-related questions. To be eligible for a National DHIA scholarship, applicants must be a family member or employee of a herd on DHI test, a family member of a DHI employee, or an employee of a DHI afliate. The DHI afliate for the herd of afliate employee must be a National DHIA member. “Dillon, Jessica and Margaret are outstanding students in the Dairy and Food Science Department, with strong interest and commitment to the dairy industry,” said Dr. Vikram Mistry, SDSU Dairy and Food Science Department head. “As freshmen they have already established their excellence and the DHIA scholarship helps recognize this excellence.” Dillon Gratz is currently pursuing a degree in dairy production with plans of returning to the family farm and hopefully taking it over one day. His family milks 60 Holsteins and grows corn and soybeans. Gratz’s grandpa, uncle, dad and mom are all involved on the farm. He goes home on the weekends to help as well. Along with working on the family dairy, Gratz was involved with FFA in high school and was a 2017 National Finalist in dairy prociency. He also started showing dairy cattle in 4-H in sixth grade and last year began competing in Minnesota Holstein Association shows. Additionally, during high school Gratz was involved with National Honor Society and played football. On campus, he is currently involved with the Dairy Club and Drone Club. “It is really rewarding and exciting to receive a national scholarship like this one, and the support is very helpful,” Gratz said. Jessica Kerfeld is double majoring in dairy production and dairy manufacturing. She grew up on a family dairy farm where they milk 180 Holsteins and do custom eld work. Kerfeld’s parents and grandparents played an important role in her becoming involved in the dairy industry, and provided opportunities to help with American Dairy Association events, Breakfast at the Farm and daily chores. “With my degree, I hope to nd a job close to home so I can still be a part of the family farm while also helping others in the agriculture industry,” Kerfeld said. She is currently involved with the SDSU Dairy Club and 4-H. In high school, she was a part of the National Honor Society, an ofcer in 4-H, the tennis team captain, and an active member of her youth group. “Receiving this scholarship is really encouraging to me because I know people out there are supporting my education and it relieves a lot of the stress of paying for college,” Kerfeld said. Margaret Socha worked at a dairy farm throughout high school and fell in love with the cows and doing chores, which led her to pursue a degree in dairy production. “I am not totally sure what I plan to do with my degree yet, but I am interested in being a herdsman or a manager at a farm,” Socha said. She also judged dairy in FFA and is currently serving as a dairy princess for her county at home. At SDSU, she is involved with Dairy Club, Ceres Women’s Fraternity, and a Bible study. “It is an honor to receive this since it’s a national scholarship and it is nice to receive from people in the industry that I hope to work for someday and to know I have support from them,” Socha said. National Dairy Herd Information Association, a trade association for the dairy records industry, serves the best interests of its members and the dairy industry by maintaining the integrity of dairy records and advancing dairy information systems.
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USED SKIDSTEERS 2100 lift cap., C/H/A, 400 hrs ............ $43,900 â€˜08 Mustang 2076, D, 2400 lift cap., C/H/A, SS, 912 hrs., dual JS ctrls ................ $29,900 â€˜06 Mustang 2066, dual lever/ft ctrls, D, 2000 lift cap., C/H, 1174 hrs......... $21,900 â€˜06 Mustang 2066, T-Bar ctrls, D, 2000 lift cap,c/h, 2 spd, 3377 hrs ................... $15,500 â€˜13 Mustang 2054, Case ctrls., D, 1650 lift cap., SS, counter wt., 722 hrs........... $16,900 â€˜08 Mustang 2054 T-bar/F ctrls, D, 1650 lift cap, C/H, SS, 3750 hrs........ $14,700 â€˜02 Mustang 2050, DL FT ctrls, D, 1650 lift cap., C&H, 3220 hrs............ $10,900 â€˜99 Mustang 2050, T-bar ctrls, 1650 lift cap., D, 4623 hrs., C&H, SS.............. $11,900 â€˜15 Mustang 1900R H/F ctrls, D, 1900 lift cap, C/H, SS, 695 hrs.......... $19,900 â€˜15 Mustang 1900R, H/pilot ctrls, D, 2100 lift cap., C/H, 2 spd., 2150 hrs .......... $26,550 â€˜15 Mustang 1900R, H&F ctrls, D, 2100 lift cap, C&H, 2 spd., 54 hrs ................... $34,900 â€˜16 Mustang 1500R, H/F ctrls, D, 1500 lift cap., C&H, 2550 hrs............ $23,250 â€˜15 Mustang 1350R, H/F ctrls, D, C&H, 1450 lift cap., C&H, 1070 hrs............ $27,900 â€˜78 Mustang 345, T-bar/foot ctrls, G, 1200 lift cap, SS 879 hrs .................... $4,950 â€˜13 JD 318E, L/F ctrls, D, 2100 lift cap., C/H/A, 2 spd., 2615 hrs..................... $25,500 â€˜07 Case 435, H-ctrls., D, 2300 lift cap., C/H, SS, 2750 hrs ............................. $18,850 â€˜03 Takeuchi TL150, ISO ctrls, D, 17â€? tracks, 2500 lift cap, 1911 hrs, C&H, 2 spd. . $25,900
â€˜10 Penta 3020 SD, 540 pto, 320 cu. ft., 4â€™ RH front/side conveyor, 9â€? rubber ext., scale ..........................$19,900 â€˜04 Penta 5600, 600 cu. ft., EZ 2000V scale, corner door .............................$16,000 â€˜08 Penta 5620HD, 600 cu. ft., 8â€? rubber ext., right corner door .......................$23,500 Knight 3300, 540 PTO, 900X20 tires, new relined .........................................$7,950 Knight 3250, 10 hp elc. single phase motor, 250 cu. ft., EZ 210 Digistar scale ........$8,250 â€˜11 Kuhn Knight VTC 1100, LH slide tray, rear commodity door, 2 remote scales, mounted to 2012 Peterbuilt 367 w/40,619 miles, 66,000 GVW, 10 spd., transmission, front mount hyd. drive, 1100 cu. ft. ....................$134,000 â€˜05 Kuhn Knight 3130, 300 cu. ft., 615XL Weigh-Tronix scale w/remote, 2 ft., LH disch............................................$12,500 â€˜99 Supreme 500, LH dog leg conv ....$13,000 Automatic ATG1800B, 1800 bu./hr., 54â€? blower, 4 cut rolls, load auger ......$8,500
â€˜05 Gehl RS6-42, JD dsl., 6600 lift cap., 4WD, 2884 hrs.................................. $35,000 â€˜00 Genie S-60, 60â€™ lift height, 6500 hrs .$23,900 â€˜12 JCB 541-70AGRI, D, 9000/23â€™ lift cap., C/H/A, 4 spd., operating wt. 16,670 lbs., 7890 hrs ........................................... $33,800 â€˜16 Mustang 350NXT2, C/H/A, hyd. thumb w/ctrls, angle blade, 18â€? bkt. w/teeth, 350 hrs ............................................. $39,900
â€˜45 International H, 26 hp, 540 pto...... $1,995 IH 656, gas, 63 HP ............................... $5,900 â€˜71 Oliver 1655, 540 pto, 70 HP, 6475 hrs ............................................. $6,900
â€˜12 Kuhn Knight 8141, 4100 gal., hyd. lid ............................................... $35,800 â€˜10 Kuhn Knight 8141, 4100 gal. .........$38,500 â€˜99 Knight Mfg. 8024, 500 bu. ............ $12,900 â€˜10 Kuhn Knight 8132, 3200 gal, 435 cu ft............................................. $27,900 Kuhn-Knight 8132, 3200 gal ................ $18,000 â€˜08 Kuhn Knight 8132, frt. & rear splash guards .................................... $22,000 â€˜05 Kuhn Knight 8118, 1800 gal., 400 bu., auger ďŹ‚ighting good cond. ................. $14,900 Kuhn Knight 8118, 1800 gal. ...............$12,000
USED TMRS/MIXERS â€˜13 Penta 6720HD 725 cuft w/rubber ext., ďŹ‚at frt conveyor, stainless steel .........$23,900 â€˜11 Penta 4420VS stationary mixer, 420 cu. ft., 500 cu. ft. w/ext., (2) 15 hp Leeson 3 phase motors, power door openers, 2 spd. gear box, Digistar scale head ............$16,000
MANURE HANDLING Kuhn Knight 8118, 1800 gal., 400 bu................................................$10,900 â€˜04 Knight 8018, 400 bu. .....................$10,000 â€˜89 New Idea 3739, 540 pto, 390 bu., end gate ............................................... $6,500 â€˜91 Balzer manure pump, V6, 8â€™ pump, 2 pt. hitch, rmt. ďŹ ngertip ctrl ................ $3,450 â€˜00 Balzer manure pump, V6, 8â€™ vert. manure pump ...................................... $4,500 Jamesway manure pump, 6x8, 8â€™ pump, 2 pt. hitch, double agitation ................. $5,500
HAY & FORAGE Gehl 980, 16â€™ w/12 ton tandem gear, H&S 6-12 running gear .......................$6,950 Gehl 980 bu., 16â€™ box, 12 ton tandem, vari-speed drive ...................................$5,500 NH 144 std. conveyor, no ext., ground driven .....................................$3,900 NH 144, ground driven .........................$2,900 â€˜04 NH BR780, 5â€™ x 6â€™ bales, net wrap/knife kit, extra wide pickup ..........................$9,900 CIH 600, 60â€? blower .............................$5,300 Badger BN2054, 54â€? forage blower .........$895 â€˜84 Badger 950, 16â€™, tandem, 12T MN running gear ...........................$4,150 â€˜93 JD 535, 5x6 bales, twine ................$7,750 â€˜12 Kuhn GA300GM, 7â€™3â€? raking width, 10â€™6â€? with windrow, 3 pt. rotary rake ..$5,000 Kuhn GMD600, 7â€™10â€? cut, 6 disc ..........$7,800 â€˜15 Kuhn GF222T, 2 rotor, pull-type, 8â€™6â€? working width ..............................$3,150 â€˜14 Kuhn GF222T, 8â€™6â€? working width ....$2,900 â€˜16 Kuhn VB2190, up to 4â€™x6â€™ bales, 9100 bales, net wrap, twine, VT50 control panel, cut 14 knives, drop ďŹ‚oor, secondary drive roll kit .......................................$27,800 â€˜H&S Super 7+4, 16â€™ box ......................$6,300 â€˜11 H&S M9, 9â€™ pickup, hyd. drive ......$16,000 â€˜98 H&S XL59, 16â€™ box, 12T tandem gear .................................$6,400 â€˜12 H&S BW1000, 6â€™ round bales, 5â€™ square bales ..................................$19,900 â€˜13 H&S FBTA20 20â€™ box, twin auger disch., frt. unload, 416 H&D running gear....$17,500
HAY & FORAGE
â€˜08 H&S X12 12 wheel rake .................$7,800 â€˜03 H&S BF12HC, 12 wheel high cap rake ..............................................$7,950 â€˜16 H&S FB16 hyd. drive, 16â€™ box, elec. speed ctrl ..................................$17,500 â€˜09 H&S FB74FR18HDNR 18â€™ Box, hyd. rear, front and rear discharge....................$15,900 (2) â€˜06 Meyer 4220 Forage Box, 20â€™, X1906 Meyer 6 whl running gear, Hyd Drive ................................... $17,900 ea. â€˜90 Meyer 500TSS, 16â€™ box, 12 ton tandem, bunk ext., pintle chain .........................$6,250 Gehl 800 chopper w/hay head ..............$2,995 Buhler BM2400, â€™13, Transports 12-4â€™ or 8-6â€™ wide Bales..................................$21,000 Flat Rack/Hay Rack, 7-2/2â€™x11-1/2â€™, 6 bolt rims .............................................$695 Tonutti RCS8 8 whl. rake ......................$2,400 â€˜17 Roto Grind 760, processes full size bales, load sensor controller, mechanical spout, only used on 60 bales ............$21,500 Bush Hog HM2408, 6 disc, 7â€™10â€? cut ....$4,100 MN Bale Wagon 9â€™ x 18â€™ bed, 8 Ton MN gear ....................................$1,550 Frontier DM5060, 6 disc, 7â€™10â€? cutting width..............................$5,850 Vicon CM2400, 540 pto, 7â€™0â€? cut .........$4,700 EZ Flow 300 bu. 15â€? ext., spring assist hitch...............................$3,000 J&M spring assist gear tongue, 20â€? ext $4,000 â€˜08 Haybuster 2650 ............................$15,500
MISCELLANEOUS Berlon BSC, lifts full rd. bales ................ $450 â€˜14 Everst 5700 84â€?, 3 blades, 7 gu. deck, 1-1/2â€? to 4-1/2â€? cutting height .......... $1,985 Erskine Grapple, 72â€? Brush Grapple .. $2,300 â€˜08 Erskine snow blower 2010, hyd. drive, 73â€? width .......................................... $4,300 â€˜08 Erskine Snow Blower ES2000, 73â€?, Hyd Drive .......................................... $4,150 Loftness Snow Blower, 93â€? width, 2 stage, hyd. swivel .......................................... $1,200 Woodchuck 1 yard sand bucket ......... $3,900
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2017 Annual Rolling Herd Averages Report Above DHIA Average
Below, nd our members that are above the State Average for $Value. If you happen to be one of these members, congratulations! If you happen to know someone on the list, please let them know what a great job they do.
MINNESOTA DHIA AVERAGE: $Value: $3,964 • Milk: 22,216 • Fat: 862 • Prot: 700 Robotic Dairy
Barron/Washburn DHIA Representatives Todd Beaver Turtle Lake, WI 26 years • 715-986-2224 Producer Name DOUG & SANDRA DEROUSSEAU DUEHOLM FARMS LLC ELWOOD, BRENT & DAWN FELDHACKER, SCOTT FRIENDSHUH FARMS LLC GEHL ACRES FARM GRAZIN ACRES IMAGE-POINT DAIRY JOHNSON, THOMAS KAHL FARMS KUHL ACRES IV LLC MARSHLAND FARMS NYHUS, BRAD & HOLLY RIVER VALLEY DAIRY LLC ROD RAY SUNKREST DAIRY TURNER DAIRY LLC
% Milk City Sold RICE LAKE 101 LUCK 108 AMERY 101 HILLSDALE 96 CLEAR LAKE 110 CAMERON 102 HILLSDALE 101 RICE LAKE 100 ST CROIX FALLS 103 RIDGELAND 106 AMERY 103 CUSHING 102 CUMBERLAND 98 SHELL LAKE 102 CLEAR LAKE 103 CUSHING 100 CENTURIA 105
Bob Klopp Cameron, WI 25 years • 715-458-4163
# Cows 82 103 46 66 X 937 140 92 70 37 137 86 111 63 115 61 45 205
City FRAZEE CALLAWAY SEBEKA FRAZEE
City SAUK RAPIDS FOLEY FOLEY SAUK RAPIDS FOLEY SAUK RAPIDS RICE HILLMAN SAUK RAPIDS RICE RICE RICE FOLEY SAUK RAPIDS RICE FOLEY
% Milk Sold 96 103 102 102
% Milk Sold 101 103 103 101 102 102 102 100 101 103 103 102 102 103 102 103
Big Stone DHIA Representative
Producer Name WEST RIDGE LLC
$Value $4,200 $4,175 $4,215 $4,142 $4,875 $4,496 $4,067 $4,192 $4,444 $4,222 $4,419 $4,579 $4,488 $4,811 $4,611 $4,232 $4,993
Cross Ventilated Dairy
ADDITIONS COMMODITY SHOP/STORAGE NRCS COMPLIANT
BEDDED BARNS DEEP PIT BARNS BED PACK BARNS FREESTALL BARNS
SD, ND, MN & IA Serving 605.886.7176
700-1100 Head Springing, Bred, Open Heifers On Hand At All Times. Excellen type Excellent LINUS KUENNEN LI
30842 P Avenue Fort Atkinson, IA 52144 For
Katie Shaw Long Prairie, MN 6 Years - 320-533-0045
# Cows 478 89 97 667
Brd HO HO HO HO
Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot 23,087 870 742 26,434 1,006 825 23,005 852 701 29,817 1,157 916
Bruce David Rice, MN 35 years 320-393-4206
Benton DHIA Representatives Producer Name ACKERMAN FARMS ANDERSON, STEVE CZECH ROADSIDE ACRES DANDEKEN HOLSTEIN HESS FARMS JANSON, SCOTT MEL & SPENCER HACKETT MILLER DAIRY MONTAG DAIRY NEW HEIGHTS DAIRY O + S DAIRY POPP DAIRY RIVERVIEW ENTERPRISES SCAPANSKI FARMS LLC SCHMITT DAIRY SMELTER DAIRY
Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot 24,665 863 744 23,287 917 729 24,473 832 781 22,878 883 718 28,068 1,018 845 24,702 951 777 22,583 874 705 22,979 921 705 25,479 945 772 24,408 871 747 24,691 914 784 25,577 970 791 24,372 971 780 25,667 1,037 824 24,651 1,013 779 24,109 895 730 26,698 1,062 874
Brd HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO
Becker DHIA Representatives Producer Name AHO BROS + CO FOLTZ DAIRY FARM INC. IMPOLA DAIRY SCHLAUDERAFF, GARY
Breanna Anderson Ridgeland, WI, 1 year • 715-418-9304
# Cows 115 64 464 79 101 86 149 53 67 2476 252 232 94 231 104 66
Phone 563-534-7754 Ph Mobile 563-422-8423 Mo
Fax 563-534-3042 F www www.kuennendairycattle.com $Value $4,167 $4,754 $4,036 $5,375
Ron Kipka Oak Park, MN 32 years 320-387-2641
Brd HO HO HO HO HO HO H HO HO XX HO HO HO HO HO HO
Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot 23,785 928 765 22,932 821 695 27,268 954 852 22,763 891 699 24,231 911 762 23,817 877 760 25,930 1,019 868 24,207 893 735 23,305 837 737 24,978 995 813 27,630 994 857 30,014 1,065 923 24,334 900 772 30,554 1,159 966 27,999 1,094 856 22,157 867 675
$Value $4,382 $3,970 $4,751 $4,097 $4,336 $4,238 $4,848 $4,260 $4,129 $4,648 $4,816 $5,211 $4,357 $5,482 $5,063 $4,002
Malcolm Dirksen Twin Brooks, SD 52 years 605-432-6128 % Milk Sold 100
# Cows 434
Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot 31,217 1,096 958
CANOLA MEAL CORN GLUTEN FEED CORN DISTILLERS GRAINS CORN STARCH LINSEED MEAL FLAX SEED OAT HULLS RICE HULLS SOYBEAN MEAL SOY BEST SOYBEAN HULLS SOY FLOUR SOY PLUS
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AMINO PLUS SOY ISOLATE WHEAT MIDDS WHEAT GERM MEAL BEET PULP CASEINATES CHEESE SCRAPS SAW DUST FOOD BY-PRODUCTS LACTOSE NONFAT DRY MILK SUGAR/DEXTROSE WHEY PROTEIN POWDER
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SAVE INSTANTLY WHEN YOU BUY TWO OR MORE FIRESTONE AG TIRES
$25 off Destination Farm™ and Destination Turf™ radial tires** $100 off on all eligible radial and bias tires** $200 off on select AD2™* radial tires**
DIAMONDVIEW GRIEBEL, MIKE & JENNA GRIEBELS BLACK AND WHITE LAX DAIRY MOLDANS HOLSTEINS OLMAR FARMS PORT HAVEN DAIRY SEIFERT, JONATHAN SEIFERT, STEVEN SPRING CREEK DAIRY FARMS STADICK FARM INC TAUER, DAVID D.
Oơer February 1, 2018, through April 30, 2018. Save on your favorite Firestone Ag tires — available only at our CertiƤed Firestone Ag Tire Dealers.
DALE’S FARM REPAIR INC.
Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8-Noon Dale Saehr - Owner
*Advanced De ection Design (AD2) **CONSUMER: Coupon code may be redeemed for $25 off the purchase of any Destination Farm™ and Destination Turf™ Radial Tires; OR $100 off eligible Radial and Bias Tires; OR $200 off select AD2™ Radial Tires (excluding DF and DT). Qualifying purchase must be made between February 1, 2018 and April 30, 2018 from any Certi ed Firestone Ag Tire Dealer. To locate the nearest Certi ed Firestone Ag Tire Dealer, go to FirestoneAg.com and click on “Find A Dealer”. For a complete list of eligible tires, visit FirestoneAg.com or see your Certi ed Firestone Ag Tire Dealer. Valid in U.S. only. Retail customers only (excluding implement dealers, commercial eet, eet and group purchases, original equipment changeovers and adjustment and warranty claims). Must be 18 or older at time of purchase. Not to be combined with any other Bridgestone, Firestone or Certi ed Firestone Ag Tire Dealer offer and not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. Coupon code has no cash value. The discount is on pre-tax price qualifying sales. Customer pays any sales (or other) tax. Discount given at the time of purchase. Minimum purchase of two (2) eligible Firestone Ag tires required; maximum purchase of 16 eligible Firestone Ag tires. Maximum savings of $3200 per coupon code. Coupon code not valid on returns, exchanges, rain checks or prior purchases. Limit one (1) coupon code per qualifying purchase transaction. Coupon code void if copied, altered, transferred, sold/ purchased, irregular or defective. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
Blue Hilltop, Inc. Your Mixer, Spreader, Hay Processor Headquarters We carry:
507-879-3593 / 800-821-7092 Box 116, Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Now taking pre-bookings on Form-A-Feed inoculants
ALL FORAGE & GRAIN TYPES SILE TECH SILE TECH SILE TECH SILE TECH
100 W 500 W LA100 W 100 D
• Minimize fermentation losses of protein & energy. • Maximize lactic acid production and rapid reduction of pH for faster preservation. • Limit spoilage caused by harmful bacteria, yeasts and molds • Increase forage consumption by reducing the incidence of high levels of butyric acid and soluble nitrogen. • Less heating • Greater dry matter recovery, Call: Thomas 320-333-8297 Jim 320-339-1154 less “shrink”. Randy 320-468-6655 • Longer bunk life
Head off Heat Stress with Hydro-Lac
Head off heat stress in your herd by maximizing and maintaining water intake during times of heat stress. Make Hydro-Lac part of your hot weather nutrition program. Call Randy at Pierz Co-op to learn more.
Agron. Petro. Feed Feed: 320-468-6655 Toll Free: 877-468-6655 Agron./Petro: 320-468-2509 Toll Free: 877-438-3378
ST JAMES NEW ULM NEW ULM SLEEPY EYE COMFREY SLEEPY EYE SLEEPY EYE SLEEPY EYE SLEEPY EYE SLEEPY EYE NEW ULM HANSKA
101 98 99 104 102 106 102 99 97 102 98 101
X X X
Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot
117 194 75 296 97 173 273 227 92 150 160 245
HO XX HO HO HO H BS HO HO HO HO HO
23650 24,515 22,291 29,369 26,142 26,936 25,467 25,112 25,594 23,352 25,143 27,804
732 779 724 904 834 850 914 771 794 762 793 869
$4,204 $4,385 $4,027 $5,107 $4,787 $4,895 $4,866 $4,471 $4,560 $4,227 $4,669 $4,903
Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot 28,151 1,113 899 24,694 1,000 786 29,236 1,214 895 23,317 945 721 26,428 1,052 853 25,819 1,141 815 22,951 919 734 22,988 816 688 24,812 1,056 827 28,365 1,049 901 23,740 939 757 23,616 878 706 28,036 1,114 844 24,932 987 813 26,824 997 846 19,517 908 737 23,982 954 774 27,744 1,042 849 26,598 946 803 21,221 850 694
$Value $5,219 $4,594 $5,400 $4,312 $4,891 $4,985 $4,250 $3,972 $4,788 $5,050 $4,379 $4,112 $5,077 $4,588 $4,776 $4,129 $4,439 $4,916 $4,606 $3,975
Carver DHIA Representatives
Hwy. 25 between Pierz & Genola
ON-FARM TIRE SERVICE
% Milk Sold
Rebecca Novey Courtland, MN 3 years 262-995-8970
Producer Name BOETTCHER DAIRY BRABEC FARMS DREIER FARMS FARBER FARMS FLOWER-BROOK REG.HOL. GUISEWHITE, NICOLE HARMONY CORNERS HOLSTEINS HESSE FAMILY DAIRY HEUER DAIRY FARM HOEN, LEONARD & STEVEN HOESE DAIRY INC. HOLLANDALE FARMS JOPPS CENTURY FARMS OTTO, DENNIS SAINTVILLE DAIRY SMITH HAVEN SOUTHVIEW DAIRY LLC TA LEONARD REG HOLSTEINS TELLERS, MIKE AND DONNA ZIEROTH DAIRY
Keith Korkowski Waconia, MN 28 years • 952-955-3762
% Milk City Sold MAYER 99 MAYER 100 NORWOOD 102 GREEN ISLE 102 HAMBURG 100 WACONIA 101 GLENCOE 100 CHASKA 98 NORWOOD 103 NORWOOD 100 MAYER 99 COLOGNE 100 MAYER 100 NORWOOD 100 NORWOOD-Y.A. 105 HAMBURG 103 COLOGNE 105 YOUNG AMERICA 102 CHASKA 101 WACONIA 100
# Cows 154 140 315 152 91 118 18 89 138 66 146 100 97 140 113 198 142 50 55 70
City FARMINGTON DENNISON HASTINGS HASTINGS HASTINGS LAKEVILLE RANDOLPH ST PAUL RANDOLPH
% Milk Sold 100 101 97 97 99 99 99 104 102
X X X
# Cows 73 186 124 160 385 61 497 120 484
Dodge DHIA Representative Producer Name BERG, TOM & PENNY CURRIER BROTHERS DALEY FARMS KENNETH ALBERTS MILLER, LYNN + RACHEL NAATZ, WILLIE & KAREN NOLT FAMILY FARM
Douglas DHIA Representatives
Producer Name BRED & BUTTER DAIRY DEBILZEN, PAUL JASSEL HOLSTEINS
Brd HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO JE HO HO HO HO
Rosalie Egge Cannon Falls, MN 33 years 507-263-4341
Dakota DHIA Representative Producer Name BRAND HOLSTEINS EMERY DAIRY GERGEN, JAMES REUTER FARMS RIVER CITY DAIRY SAUBER, JOHN SQUARE DEAL DAIRY ST.PAUL DAIRY TRIPLE -O- DAIRY INC
895 914 824 1,059 1,016 1,044 999 958 963 880 1,019 1,003
City PINE ISLAND MANTORVILLE PINE ISLAND PINE ISLAND DODGE CENTER MANTORVILLE DODGE CENTER
Brd HO HO HO HO XX HO HO XX HO
Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot 23,061 918 718 22,894 909 698 24,720 1,021 780 24,287 994 791 29,629 1,137 984 24,310 983 781 26,387 1,071 861 26,295 995 835 24,345 1,003 748
$Value $4,182 $4,163 $4,619 $4,582 $5,490 $4,559 $4,915 $4,736 $4,451
Bryan Whitney Kenyon, MN 32 years 507-330-0668 % Milk Sold 101 100 99 104 101 101 100
3X X X X
# Cows 196 106 1159 574 96 228 128
Brd HO HO XX H HO HO HO
Keith Jorgenson Alexandria, MN 30 years 320-876-2118 % Milk City Sold KENSINGTON 102 PARKERS PRAIRIE 105 ALEXANDRIA 107
Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot 23,554 868 697 29,404 1,160 967 26,074 1,132 857 25,700 1,043 807 25,080 942 797 31,374 1,111 999 24,958 1,013 839
$Value $4,098 $5,473 $5,055 $4,726 $4,539 $5,533 $4,746
Katie Shaw Long Prairie, MN 6 Years 320-533-0045 # Cows 268 85 87
Brd HO HO HO
Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot 25,017 887 760 23,690 889 792 26,785 975 828
$Value $4,319 $4,333 $4,720
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Producer Name BROOKSIDE DAIRY BURKE DAIRY INC CORDES-MAID HOLSTEINS DREYER DAIRY FAITH ACRES DAIRY INC GOEDEN, KEVIN HUTTUNEN, GORDON HUWE, DAVID + JANICE HUWE, LARRY + NANCY KOEHLER DAIRY MENZE, MIKE MURSU, TOM TAMMY&JEREMY NAMES DAIRY SANDHILL DAIRY SCHORNACK, CHARLES + MARY STONE DAIRY STYLE HEAVEN HOLSTEINS
Amanda Reynolds New York Mills, MN 2 years â€¢ 218-298-0626
Dave Susag Battle Lake, MN 29 years â€¢ 218-731-0472 % Milk City Sold CLITHERALL 100 SEBEKA 104 HENNING 106 OTTERTAIL 101 HEWITT 104 WADENA 105 WADENA 102 NEW YORK MILLS 98 PERHAM 106 NEW YORK MILLS 100 OTTERTAIL 99 NEW YORK MILLS 101 BATTLE LAKE 103 PERHAM 98 NEW YORK MILLS 99 HENNING 101 SEBEKA 103
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Brd XX HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO
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% Milk Sold 100 102 102 98 100 101 100
# Cows 210 145 555 247 136 66 604
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Lester Perschbacher Albert Lea, MN 62 years 507-373-8197
Freeborn DHIA Representative Producer Name CHAIN O LAKES DAIRY KLASSIC HOLSTEIN LARCREST HOLSTEIN DAIRY MILBRANDT BROTHERS MILLER FARMS MITCHELL KRUGER DAIRY SAHRSIDE DAIRY SAUFFERER BROS SOHN DAIRY INC SONNEK, MARK AND DONNA
$Value $4,979 $5,045 $4,029 $4,713 $5,463 $4,517 $5,149 $4,156 $4,199 $4,311 $4,357 $4,938 $4,238 $5,322 $4,296 $5,022 $4,529
Stephanie Tienter Harmony, MN 8 Years 507-993-9115
Fillmore DHIA Representatives Producer Name REDALEN, MICHAEL ROADSIDE DAIRY RUMPUS RIDGE FARMS SASS FARMS SCHEEVEL, DAVID + KATHY SHIR-MAN HOLSTEIN FARM TRAIL SIDE HOLSTEINS
Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot 28703 1002 888 28,343 1,075 859 23,645 823 726 25,996 991 852 31,356 1,162 935 25,356 944 791 28,134 1,098 914 24,672 829 755 24,404 872 738 26,380 837 790 23,314 948 751 28,421 1,009 892 23,500 912 728 29,378 1,096 948 22,906 935 736 27,769 1,061 875 25,088 948 811
% Milk Sold 101 102 103 104 102 100 102 101 100 102
# Cows 267 40 186 177 121 60 1395 15 82 55
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Producer Name BURFEIND, PETER+DAVID CARLSON BROS CHAMBERLAIN HOLSTEINS CLAY VIEW DAIRY CRAZY DAISY DAIRY DICKE CENTURY FARM DICKE, TREVOR DOBY-DAY HOLSTEINS INC FITSCHEN BROS FRIESE, DAVID AND BECKY HADLER, DALE AND JIM HERNKES DAIRY HUNEKE DAIRY KLINGSPORN FARMS LONE OAK DAIRY MAHONEY, KEITH & KAY MILLS DAIRY NIBBE, PAUL+ANN OPSAHLS HOLSTEINS QUAM, KRISTA ROSTAD FARMS SAMUELSON, DENNIS SCHAFER, KEVIN+CAROL SCHEFFLER FARMS TANGEN, LOWELL VANGSNESS BROS WHITE ROCK DAIRY ZUMBRO VIEW FARMS LLC
Rosalie Egge Cannon Falls, MN 33 years 507-263-4341
Craig Vangsness Kenyon, MN 38 years 507-789-5726
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% Milk Sold 103 101 100 101 101 99 100 98 102 103 100 101 99 99 99 103 103 101 100 101 106 101 103 99 101 102 101 98
# Cows 329 76 135 1177 114 189 107 71 311 92 101 851 267 171 286 87 274 34 36 62 80 130 33 214 143 60 827 87
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People in the dairy community
National DHIA announces scholarship recipients The National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) Scholarship Committee selected 22 high school seniors and college students as recipients of $1,000 scholarships. Judges evaluated applicants on scholastic achievements, leadership in school and community activities, and responses to DHI- and career-related questions. To be eligible for a National DHIA scholarship, applicants must be a family member or employee of a herd on DHI test, a family member of a DHI employee, or an employee of a DHI afliate. The DHI afliate for the herd or afliate employee must be a National DHIA member. This year’s National DHIA scholarship winners are: Katelyn Allen, Jefferson, Md.; Emily Benrud, Goodhue, Minn.; Connor Erbsen, Lanark, Ill.; Katherine, Gathje, Richmond, Minn.; Dillon Gratz, Atwater, Minn.; Emma Gwidt, Pulaski, Wis.; Marie Haase, Somerset, Wis.; Erica Helmer, Plymouth, Wis.; Jessica Kerfeld, Melrose, Minn.; Elizabeth Krienke, Lester Prairie, Minn.; Johannah Nielsen, Russell, Minn.; Sonora Palmer, Preston, Idaho; Chrissy Putman, Schuylerville, N.Y.; Mitchell Reitsma,
Sauk Centre, Minn.; Anton Schilter, Chehalis, Wash.; Nicholas Seitzer, Saint Peter, Minn.; Margaret Socha, Corcoran, Minn.; Catherine Thompson, Plainview, Minn.; and Brooke Trustem, Evansville, Wis. For the past decade, National DHIA has awarded scholarships in memory of Joe Drexler, who worked for NorthStar Cooperative DHI Services. Marcus Schroepfer, son of David and Jolynne Schroepfer, Birnamwood, Wis.; Tyler Swoboda, son of Allen and Karen Swoboda, Sheldon, Wis.; and Colin Wussow, son of Ron and Nicolle Wussow, Cecil, Wis.; are this year’s recipients. NorthStar members and employees, friends and family contributed nearly $10,000 to establish this scholarship fund. Department of Animal Science Announces Golden Alumni Award Winners The Department of Animal Science, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota announces Dr. Bruce Behrends as the winner of the Golden Alumni Award – Achievement in Industry and Dr. Bradley Johnson as the winner of the Golden Alumni Award – Achievement in Academia. The
Golden Alumni Award recognizes one alumni from industry and one alumni from academia for their distinction in their professional lives, recognition for outstanding contributions to animal agriculture, and exceptional service to or volunteer activities in their respective elds. Whitehall farming educator to be honored by Sierra Club Whitehall farming educator Mary C. Anderson will be honored by the Sierra Club at it’s annual Gaylord Nelson Earth Green Award event on Tuesday, April 17. Anderson will be recognized for her exceptional work promoting and teaching sustainable farming and grazing practices. She not only teaches farmers sustainable grazing from her position at River Country Resource Conservation and Development Council, but she coordinates the regional grazing network, is the regional education coordinator for the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program, hosts pasture walks, and operates her own grass fed organic beef cow calf operation in Whitehall. The annual Gaylord Nelson Earth Green Award has recognized individuals or organizations who are making major contributions to the environmental health of the Chippewa Valley since 1987.
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DAIRY COWS 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow 1 Hol Cow
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2,050.00 H 2,050.00 H 2,000.00 H 1,800.00 H 1,750.00 H 1,650.00 H 1,500.00 H 1,475.00 H 1,450.00 H 1,450.00 H 1,425.00 H 1,400.00 H 1,400.00 H 1,400.00 H 1,400.00 H 1,400.00 H 1,400.00 H 1,400.00 H 1,350.00 H 1,350.00 H 1,300.00 H 1,300.00 H 1,300.00 H 1,300.00 H
BRED BEEF COWS GWINNER ND 6 Blk Cow 1353 1,525.00 H GWINNER ND 5 Blk Cow 1310 1,510.00 H GWINNER ND 3 Blk Cow 1523 1,500.00 H OGEMA MN 5 Blk Cow 1556 1,350.00 H BAGLEY MN 2 Red Cow 1620 1,325.00 H LONG PRAIRIE MN 5 Red Cow 1054 1,300.00 H GWINNER ND 1 Blk Cow 1525 1,300.00 H OGEMA MN 2 Blk Cow 1260 1,275.00 H OGEMA MN 2 Red Cow 1402 1,275.00 H OTTERTAIL MN 2 Blk Cow 1300 1,170.00 H SLAUGHTER COWS SWANVILLE MN 1 Char Slaughter Cows 1380 79.00 C SWANVILLE MN 1 Red Slaughter Cows 1500 71.50 C WAHPETON ND 1 Hol Slaughter Cows 1400 67.50 C GARY MN 1 Char Slaughter Cows 1550 66.50 C GWINNER ND 1 Blk Slaughter Cows 1385 65.50 C GWINNER ND 1 Blk Slaughter Cows 1525 64.00 C SWANVILLE MN 1 Blk Slaughter Cows 1460 64.00 C GARY MN 1 Red Slaughter Cows 1555 63.50 C LONG PRAIRIE MN 1 Blk Slaughter Cows 1275 63.50 C
MARKET REPORT FOR MONDAY, APRIL 9TH SALE
BULL CALVES 1 Blk Bull Calves 1 Blk Bull Calves 1 Blk Bull Calves 1 Hol Bull Calves 1 Blk Bull Calves 1 R/W Bull Calves 3 Hol Bull Calves 1 Mix Bull Calves 2 Hol Bull Calves 1 Hol Bull Calves 2 Hol Bull Calves 3 Hol Bull Calves 1 Hol Bull Calves 1 Hol Bull Calves 1 Hol Bull Calves 2 Hol Bull Calves 1 Blk Bull Calves 2 Hol Bull Calves 1 Hol Bull Calves 1 Blk Bull Calves 1 Hol Bull Calves 1 Hol Bull Calves 1 Hol Bull Calves 1 Hol Bull Calves FEEDER HEIFERS PALISADE MN 2 Blk Beef Heifer SHEVLIN MN 3 Blk Beef Heifer PALISADE MN 3 Blk Beef Heifer WADENA MN 1 Blk Beef Heifer PERHAM MN 2 Char Beef Heifer VERNDALE MN 1 Blk Beef Heifer PALISADE MN 1 Blk Beef Heifer NEW YORK MILLS MN 1 Blk Beef Heifer SHEVLIN MN 3 Blk Beef Heifer DETROIT LAKES MN 1 Blk Beef Heifer DEER CREEK MN 1 BWF Beef Heifer SEBEKA MN 9 Blk Beef Heifer GOODRIDGE MN 12 Blk Beef Heifer HEWITT MN 1 Blk Beef Heifer SEBEKA MN 4 Red Beef Heifer PERHAM MN 5 Char Beef Heifer SEBEKA MN 2 RWF Beef Heifer WADENA MN 3 Blk Beef Heifer DEER CREEK MN 4 Blk Beef Heifer FEEDER STEERS SHEVLIN MN 1 Red Beef Steer SHEVLIN MN 7 Blk Beef Steer PALISADE MN 2 Blk Beef Steer WADENA MN 1 Blk Beef Steer PALISADE MN 4 Blk Beef Steer NEW YORK MILLS MN 3 Blk Beef Steer SEBEKA MN 5 Blk Beef Steer NEW YORK MILLS MN 3 Blk Beef Steer SHEVLIN MN 6 Blk Beef Steer WADENA MN NEW YORK MILLS MN WADENA MN PINE RIVER MN VERGAS MN VERNDALE MN NEW YORK MILLS MN VERNDALE MN NEW YORK MILLS MN PINE RIVER MN OSAGE MN NEW YORK MILLS MN HEWITT MN MENAHGA MN VERGAS MN OTTERTAIL MN NEW YORK MILLS MN SEBEKA MN SEBEKA MN SEBEKA MN HEWITT MN HEWITT MN WADENA MN OTTERTAIL MN
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300.00 H 260.00 H 250.00 H 250.00 H 240.00 H 240.00 H 240.00 H 230.00 H 220.00 H 180.00 H 150.00 H 145.00 H 125.00 H 125.00 H 125.00 H 125.00 H 110.00 H 110.00 H 110.00 H 110.00 H 105.00 H 105.00 H 100.00 H 100.00 H
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BRED BEEF COWS 4 BWF Cow 1257 1,400.00 H 7 BWF Cow 1380 1,400.00 H 6 Blk Cow 1183 1,400.00 H 6 Blk Cow 1231 1,400.00 H 5 Blk Cow 1313 1,385.00 H 5 Blk Cow 1487 1,385.00 H 1 Blk Cow 1310 1,375.00 H 5 Blk Cow 1362 1,375.00 H 6 Blk Cow 1228 1,375.00 H 5 Blk Cow 1489 1,350.00 H 4 Blk Cow 1580 1,275.00 H 4 Red Cow 1452 1,230.00 H 1 Herf Cow 1295 1,050.00 H SLAUGHTER COWS RICHVILLE MN 1 Red Slaughter Cows 1180 67.00 C VERGAS MN 1 Blk Slaughter Cows 1500 66.00 C DEER CREEK MN 1 RWF Slaughter Cows 1305 66.00 C SEBEKA MN 1 Red Slaughter Cows 1285 66.00 C PERHAM MN 1 Hol Slaughter Cows 1640 66.00 C 1 Blk Slaughter Cows 1200 65.50 C FRAZEE MN 1 Blk Slaughter Cows 1150 65.50 C DEER CREEK MN 1 Herf Slaughter Cows 1220 65.00 C FRAZEE MN 1 Hol Slaughter Cows 1815 65.00 C NEW YORK MILLS MN 1 Hol Slaughter Cows 1620 65.00 C DETROIT LAKES MN 1 Hol Slaughter Cows 1640 65.00 C ROCHERT MN 1 Blk Slaughter Cows 1420 65.00 C SEBEKA MN 1 Red Slaughter Cows 1345 64.50 C NEW YORK MILLS MN 1 Hol Slaughter Cows 1660 64.50 C VINING MN 1 Hol Slaughter Cows 1720 64.50 C FRAZEE MN 1 Red Slaughter Cows 1275 64.50 C PERHAM MN 1 Blk Slaughter Cows 1550 64.50 C VINING MN 1 Hol Slaughter Cows 1485 64.50 C BLUFFTON MN 1 Red Slaughter Cows 1245 64.50 C WRIGHT MN 1 Blk Slaughter Cows 1100 64.50 C DEER CREEK MN 5 Blk Slaughter Cows 1496 64.00 C NEW YORK MILLS MN 1 Hol Slaughter Cows 1280 64.00 C VERNDALE MN 1 BWF Slaughter Cows 1405 64.00 C VERNDALE MN 1 Red Slaughter Cows 1200 64.00 C VERGAS MN 1 Blk Slaughter Cows 1540 64.00 C FRAZEE MN 1 Hol Slaughter Cows 1365 64.00 C BERTHA MN 7 Hol Slaughter Cows 1633 64.00 C 1 Blk Slaughter Cows 1600 64.00 C SLAUGHTER BULLS PERHAM MN 1 Blk Slaughter Bull 1800 87.50 C FRAZEE MN 1 Blk Slaughter Bull 2180 86.00 C FRAZEE MN 1 Blk Slaughter Bull 2175 83.50 C FRAZEE MN 1 Blk Slaughter Bull 2225 82.50 C BRANDON MN 1 Blk Slaughter Bull 2215 82.50 C VERNDALE MN 1 Hol Slaughter Bull 1715 82.50 C FAT STEERS NEW YORK MILLS MN 4 Blk Steers 1511 114.50 C NEW YORK MILLS MN 2 RWF Steers 1295 107.00 C NEW YORK MILLS MN 2 Mix Steers 1430 104.00 C FERGUS FALLS MN 1 Blk Steers 1110 100.00 C RICHVILLE MN RICHVILLE MN RICHVILLE MN RICHVILLE MN RICHVILLE MN RICHVILLE MN DEER CREEK MN RICHVILLE MN RICHVILLE MN RICHVILLE MN EAGLE BEND MN PERHAM MN PERHAM MN
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• April 23rd Feeder Sale • Friday, April 27th Bred Beef, Pair, Dairy Sale HIBBING COMPLETE DISPERSAL
110 Hol Dairy Cows (few HolX), Loose housing, Free Stall, Records Given Day of Sale, Month Avg: BF: 4.5, Pro 3.5, SCC 123, 72lb tank, 10 freshening every month, Twentyfive of the cows are fresh to 75-days in milk. This is a high producing young herd that includes 12 first lactation cows, 45 second lactation and 45 third lactation cows. All cows are housed inside in deep bedded free stalls and milked twice a day in a parlor. They are fed a TMR mix each day. The deep bedding keeps them extremely clean and comfortable. Cows are vaccinated at dry off with Cattle Master Gold, Scourgaurd, J-5, and Ultrabac. Dry cows are dry treated and have orbeseal. All cows hooves have been trimmed within the last two months. Very calm herd who all behave themselves well in the parlor.The Manners have been AI breeding for more than 50 years. They use top genomic sires from Select Sires. Currently, around 80 percent of the cows are bred to Angus. There will be no heifers or calves on the sale. 4th Genration Century Farm, Larry Manner 218-969-8963
Cow 1009, 1st lactation Cow G97, Home raised, Sire: heifer purchased as a Mystre, 3rd lactation, springing heifer last spring, Calved 8-7Fresh 3-10-18, 95 lbs 17, Due 7-26-18, Still milking 80 lbs Cow 1472 Registered Purchased from dispersal last spring, Sire: Trigger 3rd lactation, Calved 8-31-17, Due 9-12-18, 82 1bs
Cow 142, Purchased as a fresh heifer 2 yrs ago, currently dry, (udder pic taken before dry-off) Coming with third calf Will be just fresh on sale day, due 4-2118, will milk 100+ pounds
Cow G109 Home raised, Sire: Harvey Calved 12-6-17, Due 11-8-18, 2nd lactation, milking 90 lbs
• April 30th Feeder Sale Featuring Hol Steer Special Perham - 100 Hol Steers 750-850lbs
Barnesville - 20 Fancy Hol Steers 250-450lbs V, DH, KC, DF Verndale - 10Xbred Fleckvieh 350-450lbs V, HR, DF Evansville - 10 Hol Steers 700-800lbs W, V, DH, P, HR, DF Deer River - 10 Hol Steers 500lbs V, DH, P, KC Evansville - 6 BlkX Steers 700-800lbs W, V, DH, P, HR, DF
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• May 7th Mitch’s Birthday Feeder Sale
Richville - 150 Blk Angus Steers 750-850lbs W, V, P, DF, Werner/Guck Farms
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Cooking for spring As I look out my ofce window, I have to wonder if the calendar is correct. It says we are in April, but it feels and looks more like the heart of January. There is only one way to t this battle of illusions. We need to cook for spring. Since we can’t be out in the elds or gardens yet, I’m starting to stock my freezer for those very long days of spring rush. Now is the perfect time to put up some extra meals and treats. Besides, baking with lemons and blueberries will put anyone in a spring mood. Lemon blueberry bread 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 cup sugar 3 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 eggs 1 ½ cup our 1 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt ½ cup milk 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (do not thaw if frozen) ½ cup chopped nuts, optional 2 Tbsp. grated lemon peel Glaze 2 Tbsp. lemon juice ¼ cup sugar In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, lemon juice and eggs. Combine dry ingredients and stir into egg mixture, alternating with milk. Beat well after each addition. Fold in blueberries, nuts and lemon peel. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 60-70 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack. Place wax paper under wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm bread. Makes one loaf. Lemon pudding cake 1 cup whole milk ½ cup heavy cream 3 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
½ cup lemon juice (three lemons) 1 cup sugar ¼ cup our ½ tsp. baking powder Dash of salt 2 large eggs, separated, plus 2 large egg whites ½ tsp. vanilla Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring milk and cream to simmer over medium heat. Remove; whisk in lemon zest. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Strain and press on zest. Discard zest. Whisk ¾ cup sugar, our, baking powder and salt. Add egg yolks, vanilla, lemon juice and warmed milk. Whisk until combined. Whip egg whites till foamy. Add ¼ cup sugar until glossy and soft peaks form. Whisk a ¼ of egg whites in batter to lighten. Gently fold in remaining whites. Ladle into a two-quart casserole dish. Place a towel in the bottom of a 9- by 13-inch pan. Place dish in pan. Pour cold water a third of the way up the pan. Place in oven and bake for 50-55 minutes. Remove from oven. Let stand in water for 10 minutes. Remove and serve. Can top off with whipped cream or blueberry compote. Blueberry compote 2 cups blueberries, divided 3 Tbsp. water 2 ½ Tbsp. honey ¼ tsp. cinnamon ½ to 1 tsp. lemon juice Place 1 cup blueberries in saucepan. Add water, honey and cinnamon. Cook over medium/high heat until boiling. Turn heat down and simmer 10 minutes. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, gently mash the berries. Add remaining cup of berries and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes to heat through. Add lemon juice to make the blueberry avor pop. Serve warm. I love lasagna, but I don’t want to eat a
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whole pan with just the two of us at home. I found this recipe and tried it out this winter. It is so easy. A busy, messy day of prepping but a joy when I don’t have a clue of what to make for supper. I discovered I can put a couple of lasagna rolls in a pan and bake on a low temp while doing chores. When we come in, the house smells so good and supper is ready. Lasagna rolls from Taste of Home 6 lasagna noodles 1 pound ground beef 14 ounces spaghetti sauce 1 tsp. fennel seed, optional 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and fennel seed; heat through. Drain noodles. Lay noodles out on counter. Spread ¼ cup meat sauce over each noodle; sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. cheese. Carefully roll up noodles and place seam side down in an 8-inch square baking dish. Top with remaining sauce and cheese. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Spinach lling for 16 noodles 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed, squeeze out juice 15 ounces ricotta cheese ½ cup parmesan cheese 1 egg ½ tsp. minced garlic ½ tsp. Italian seasonings 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Mix together and set aside. 2 lbs. ground beef, browned and drained 14 to 15 ounces spaghetti sauce Mix together and set aside.
Food columnist, Natalie Schmitt Cook 16 lasagna noodles according to directions. Rinse in cold water. Drain and lay out. Spoon 3 Tbsp. cheese on top with ¼ cup meat sauce. Roll up. Line jelly roll pan with foil or parchment paper. Place rolled up noodles on sheet. Cover loosely with foil and freeze for 30 minutes. Store in bags. When you need a quick supper for a special night or guest, just pull out noodle rolls. Pour spaghetti sauce in bottom of a baking dish to cover bottom of pan. Place rolls in pan. Cover with tin foil and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes. Remove foil and top with shredded cheese and return to oven to melt cheese and nish baking. Natalie, Mark and his brother, Al, Schmitt farm together near Rice, Minn. They milk 100 registered Holsteins under the RALMA prex. Their four children are great help around the farm and are pushing Natalie out of several jobs. Therefore she is thankful to have something else to do. For questions or comments please e-mail Natalie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 - 11 a.m. EXPECTING 250-300 HEAD
COMPLETE DISPERSAL # 1 90 Holstein Dairy Cows. Family Farm since 1965! Cows are milked in stanchion, let outside everyday, 365days, on bedded pack, 60# tank average, scc 225, complete herd health & vaccination program through County Doctor’s, Menomonie, WI cows are in all stages of lacation, high quality purebred Holstein Bulls used, no TMR, on homegrown feed. Many nice young cows! Coming from Meyers Family Farms, Elk Mound, WI COMPLETE DISPERSAL # 2 27 Holstein Dairy Cows, 58# tank average, 167scc, parlor/ freestall, home grown feed, bred to registered Holstein bull. (Bull sells) BULL- Registered Coming from Bill Eckert, Medford WI OTHER EARLY CONSIGNMENTS 12 FANCY Registered Springing Heifers, AI sired ovr 40 years, Coming from Dan Cummings, WestÀeld, WI Always a great selection of Dairy Cattle at our Dairy Auction!!!
Preheat skillet over medium heat. Generously butter one side of a slice of bread. Place bread butter-side down onto skillet bottom and add 1 slice of cheese. Butter a second slice of bread on one side and place butter-side up on top of sandwich. Grill until lightly browned and flip over; continue grilling until cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining 2 slices of bread, butter and slice of cheese. If needed, always feel free to double and triple the recipe.
Recipe submitted by Mower County dairy princess Cassidy Reinartz
Dairymanʼs very chocolate cake Cake: 2 cups water 1 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 3/4 cups sugar 1/3 cup unsalted butter 3 eggs 1 1/2 tsps. vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsps. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt
Filling: 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup unsalted butter 2 tablespoons vanilla extract Frosting: 3/4 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup unsalted butter 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat, add cocoa and mix until smooth. Let cool. For cake, in a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Alternatively, add dry flour mix and cooled cocoa mix to the sugar mix. Beat until just mixed. Pour into three greased 9-inch round cake pans lined with wax paper. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on wire racks. For filling, beat 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup butter and vanilla until consistency of spreadable frosting. Place first cake layer on serving plate. Spread with half of the filling. Place second cake on top and spread with remaining filling. Top with final cake. For frosting, in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stir chocolate chips, cream and butter until melted. Slowly stir in 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar until thoroughly mixed. Remove pan from heat and place in large bowl filled with ice. Stir occasionally as frosting cools (about 10 to 15 minutes.) Spread cooled frosting on sides and top of cake.
SPECIAL DAIRY HEIFER AUCTION FRIDAY, April 20th, 2018 - 10 a.m. EXPECTING 300-400 HEAD
COMPLETE HEIFER DISPERSAL BABY CALVES THROUGH SPRINGERS 80 Very good quality Heifers, 1/2 are Red & White and the other half is Red Factored, nearly 25 years of AI through Select Sires. Local Consignor
SPECIAL COLORED BREED & ORGANIC DAIRY SALE
WEDNESDAY, April 25th, 2018 - 11 a.m.
Featuring Jersey, Swiss, Ayrshire,Guernsey, Lineback, Swedish Reds, Milking Shorthorn, Procross,and all dairy crosses. Also accepting all classes of Holsteins and Red Holsteins.
3 HERD DISPERSALS
80 cow herd and 60 cow herd. 1 herd is 1/2 Red & White and the other 1/2 is red factored! Both milking in the 70’s, one herd has a nice low scc of 85. 3rd herd ia a grazing herd with several Crosses. More infomation coming soon!
Weekly Highlights at Premier
Full market report online and all major newspapers!! 3 complete herd dispersals. Top fresh cows $1,400-1,700. Many good quality cows $1,150-1,375. Top springer heifers $1,2001,475. Plain and lower quality cows $1,100 and down sharply! Market cows top $69. Holstein fats top $93. Beef fats $120. Beef bulls top $99. Reminder that we sell Organic Market Cattle on Thursdays, high yielding up to 85. We appreciate all of our Consignors, bidders, buyers, and livestock truckers!
Recipe submitted by Steele County dairy princess Lacey Nelson
Cheesy hashbrowns 1 package (2 lb.) of hash browns, thawed 1 can (10.75 oz) cream of chicken soup
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1 container (8 oz) sour cream 1⁄2 cup melted butter Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine hash browns, melted butter, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, salt and pepper. Place mixture in a 3 quart dish or a 9x13 pan. Bake covered in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
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Recipe submitted by Fillmore County dairy princess Makala Nauman
1 Yoplait yogurt Half a container of cool whip
Trimming commercial and show cattle
Mix together and enjoy with fruit.
We use a hydraulic upright chute for less stress.
Recipe submitted by Houston County dairy princess Lauren Hendel
Strawberry banana smoothie 1 cup fat-free milk 5-7 large unsweetened frozen strawberries 1 banana cut into chunks
1 tablespoon honey 3/4 cup orange juice 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Recipe provided by Wisconsin Cheese
Farmerʼs cheese toasts 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted 1 to 2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 to 2 Tbsp. honey Fresh thyme leaves (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 15x10-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Place bread slices on prepared pan. Top with farmer’s cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Sprinkle with pine nuts and cinnamon. Drizzle with honey. Garnish with thyme leaves if desired. Tip: Try brushing bread slices with melted butter before sprinkling on the farmer’s cheese for richer flavor. Makes 10 servings.
THANK YOU We would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for providing door prizes at our annual meeting:
Belgrade Cooperative Association Blue Lake Plastics, LLC Central Livestock Association Centre Dairy Equipment and Supply, Inc. Champion Milking Systems Dairy Star Dairyland Supply, Inc. First District Association Genex
Greenwald Farm Center Midwest Machinery Company Minnesota National Bank Modern Farm Equipment, Inc. Sauk Centre Country Store Semex / Kyle Pundsack St. Joe/Cold Spring/Paynesville Veterinary Clinic Vita Plus
Stearns Dairy Herd Improvement Association
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Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Makes two servings.
5 slices whole grain bread, sliced diagonally 1 1/2 cups shredded farmer’s cheese
“Our two man crew allows us to complete the job in a timely manner with less disruption of your herd’s daily routine.”
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