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BREEDER SPOTLIGHT Brent & Carrie Pollard, Rockford And your 2015 Young Leader Achievement Award winners are....Brent and Carrie Pollard of Rockford! Illinois Farm Bureau’s Young Leader Achievement Award recognizes extraordinary accomplishments in farming and leadership. Brent and Carrie were honored during Ag Day at the Illinois State Fair on August 18th. Congratulations on this well deserved honor! Participants are judged on their management, innovation and self-initiative as displayed through their farming operations. Leadership ability and involvement and participation in county Farm Bureau and other civic, service or community organizations also are major factors in the selection process. For anyone that has worked with Brent and Carrie on an Illinois Holstein event or in the planning of the 2015 National Holstein Convention, this description fits them exactly. They are always willing to lend a helping hand and roll up their sleeves to get the work done! Brent and Carrie own and operate a 100-cow dairy near Rockford, Illinois and they have a two-year-old daughter, Ainsley. Carrie also works off the farm for Bethany Swine Health Services writing comprehensive nutrient management plans for livestock producers. They played a very important role in the planning and success of the 2015 National Holstein Convention recently held in St. Charles. Brent and Carrie co-chaired the Convention Registrations and did an excellent job in keeping everything organized and running smoothly. As members of the Boone-Winnebago Holstein Club, Brent and Carrie are very active on the district level as well. Brent is the current President and Carrie is the Secretary/Treasurer. They also serve as co-chairs of the district show. In 2010, Carrie started a blog called My Cows and Pigs to share some of their stories on the farm and stories about farm life. You can find her blog at mycowsandpigs.blogspot. com. It is important to share our story and let consumers know what it is like on farms today. As winter will be here before we’re ready for it, we’d like to share one of Carrie’s early blog posts from February 2011: Blizzards have their advantages...

Like most of you, we have been “hunkered down” for the storm that brought over a foot of snow. Thankfully, the winds haven’t been as severe today, so that we’ve been able to dig out without everything blowing shut again. Being stuck at home also gave me the Illinois Holstein Herald

Brent, Carrie & Ainsley Pollard

opportunity to do something I don’t normally do - watch Oprah. Oprah challenged the employees at Harpo studios to go vegan for a week. Almost 300 people completed the week challenge. Obviously, as someone who produces “animal products” for a living, this concerned me. If you choose not to eat meat, dairy or egg products, so be it, that is your right, and I am not going to argue with you; however, I just want to encourage you to allow every person to make that same decision with the correct information. What I enjoyed about the show yesterday was that Oprah encouraged everyone to learn more about where their food comes from. What I did not enjoy was that some of that information was coming from two authors who promote a vegan or reduced animal product diet, not the farmers who raise the food. Michael Pollan came across as the moderate in the discussion, and as he has worked very hard to encourage people to not support animal agriculture, that was concerning. Kudos to Cargill for allowing the show into one of their processing plants. I have been asked several times, “How do you do “it”?, and I thought this was pretty good. (http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Inside-aSlaughterhouse-Video/topic/oprahshow)Lisa Ling, who did the segment, was a meat eater, and still is. I spent an entire summer working in a pig processing plant in Missouri, and I can tell you that I am very comfortable that this

process is managed and overseen by experts who know what they are doing, and how to do “it” right. Remember, 98% of all farms are familyowned, and everyone who has been blessed with the ability to work with animals for a living takes that responsibility to put safe, nutritious, affordable food on your table very seriously. That is why, when the show was over, I layered up - grabbed the pitchfork and spread new straw in the maternity pen to keep the cows as comfortable as I could make them in the blizzard. Thank you to Brent and Carrie for all that you do to promote agriculture and all that you do for the Illinois Holstein Association! As the Young Leader Achievement Award recipients, Brent and Carrie receive a two-passenger Scout 4x4 courtesy of Case IH and Illinois Farm Bureau, a one-year membership in the Illinois Corn Growers Association and expensepaid trips to the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Chicago, American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in Orlando, the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference in Kansas City, the Young Leaders State Conference in East Peoria and the Growmark Annual Meeting. We wish you the very best as you continue on to the national level with Farm Bureau’s Young Leader’s Achievement Award!

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ILLINOIS HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION ___________ Officers

Directors - Term Expires 2015

President ............................................................................................................. Brian Olbrich 1318 Rte. 23, Harvard, IL 60033; 815/482-7426; holbrichholsteins@hotmail.com Vice-President ....................................................................................................Jason Oertel 32633 Delhi Rd., Brighton, IL 62012; 618/779-9060; jtoertel@sbcglobal.net Treasurer ................................................................................................................ Carol Jones 116 W 10th St., Gridley, IL 61744; 815/934-5551; skipcarolj@gmail.com Secretary ....................................................................................................... Tina Hall-Yagow 906 N 12th St., Rochelle, IL 61068; 815/757-0852; ilholsteinsecretary@gmail.com

Executive Members Dale Drendel ............................................................................................................ Tri-County 15N057 Walker Rd., Hampshire, IL 60140; 815/766-0326; ddrendel@fvi.net Aaron Heinzmann .........................................................................................................Clinton 17645 Coles Creek Rd., Carlyle, IL 62231; 618/226-3606; aaronheinzmann@gmail.com Steve Irwin ...................................................................................................... Heart of Illinois 9400 Meridian Rd., Beason, IL 62512; 217/447-3220; samirwin@itsintheair.net John Mitchell ........................................................................................... Boone-Winnebago 11587Edwardsville,Winnebago,IL61088;815/703-5614;mitchellsholsteins@gmail.com Ed Smith ............................................................................................................ McHenry-Lake 43386 N. Scott St., Antioch, IL 60002; 847/372-0602; ed.pat@att.net Kevin Wendling ........................................................................................................Effingham 13500 North 400th St., Altamont, IL 62411; 618/483-5532; kjholsteins@altamont.net

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Holstein Association USA Director Dale Drendel 15N057 Walker Road, Hampshire, IL 60140 · ddrendel@fvi.net · 815/766-0326

Holstein Association USA Field Representative Tim Ewing · tewing@holstein.com · 417/818-6455 (MILK)

Boone-Winnebago .............................................John Mitchell, Winnebago Clinton .................................................................Harvey Harpstrite, Trenton Gateway ..................................................................... Jason Oertel, Brighton Gateway ....................................................Ron Schaufelberger, Greenville * Mississippi-Valley ................................................ Jeff Thorman, Macomb Northwest ...........................................................................Glen Meier, Ridott Northwest ......................................................... Carol Timmerman, Galena Southern ........................................................Norbert Hasheider, Okawville Tri-County ............................................................................. Ray Hess, Genoa

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Directors - Term Expires 2016 Effingham ............................................................... Howard Dust, Shumway Heart of Illinois .............................................................. Steve Irwin, Beason Lincolnland .......................................................... Kasey Klein, Champaign Tri-County ...............................................................Rodger Koehn, Peotone

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Directors - Term Expires 2017 Boone-Winnebago ............................................ Jennifer Wakeley, Rockford Clinton ................................................................. Aaron Heinzmann, Carlyle Effingham ..................................................................... Toby Probst, Wheeler Heart of Illinois ..............................................Christy O’Connor, Kankakee Lincolnland ........................................................... Roger Bauman, Nokomis McHenry-Lake .................................................................. Ed Smith, Antioch McHenry-Lake .......................................... Ethan Heinzmann, Wauconda Mississippi-Valley ........................... Herb Schmiedeskamp, Camp Point Southern .......................................................... Joann Hartmann, Waterloo * Ineligible for re-election

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FEATURES ____________________

Advertisers ....................................................................................................................4 Board Meeting Minutes ........................................................................................ 20 Breeder Spotlight .......................................................................................................3 Calendar.........................................................................................................................5 Dairy Judging Golf Outing ................................................................................... 16 District News ................................................................................................................7 Dutchess Domain .......................................................................................................6 Editor’s Message ...................................................................................................... 22 From the President ....................................................................................................6 Illinois Championship Holstein Show .......................................................6,8-11 Illinois Holstein District Shows ........................................................................... 13 Page 4

Ludwig Farms Lyonden Farm Mackinson Dairy Farm Macomber Farm Meier Meadows Mil-R-Mor Mitchell’s Holsteins O-Bee Holsteins Oertel Farms, Inc. Platz Dairy Farm Pleasantland Farm Po-Cop Holsteins Probstland Dairy R-Homestead Farm R-Vision Holsteins Ravendale Farm Red Carpet Holsteins Roblee Farms Rolling Lawns Farms

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Rotesown Schaufelberger Farms Schaufine Farms Select Sires Shannondoah Holsteins Show-N-Style Cattle Smith, Ed Stone Ridge Sunshine Genetics Team Holsteins Thorman Dairy Farm Von-View Dairy Farm Wildvale Reg. Holsteins Will-Can-Do Holsteins Winter Dairy Farm Zehrview Holsteins

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Illinois Holstein Dutchess & Little Miss Holstein Contests ........................ 12 Illinois Holstein Futurity ........................................................................................ 12 Illinois State Fair .................................................................................................14-15 Illinois State Holstein Picnic ................................................................................. 16 Junior Journeys ........................................................................................................ 22 Letters to the Editor ...................................................................................................5 National Board Updates ........................................................................................ 17 National Convention Highlights ........................................................................ 23 Senior Holstein Convention Registration ....................................................... 21 State 4-H Judging Contest ................................................................................... 20 Superior Young Dairy Producer Contest ......................................................... 11 Fall 2015


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World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI International Junior Holstein Show, Madison, WI International Holstein Show, Madison, WI Mil-R-Mor Generations Sale, Orangeville, IL Illinois Holstein Board Meeting, Belvidere, IL Illini Golden Opportunity Sale, Belvidere, IL Grand National Holstein Junior Show, Louisville, KY Mid-East Fall National Holstein Show, Louisville, KY Illinois Senior Holstein Convention, Bloomington, IL Winter Herald Advertising Deadline

2015 Illinois Senior Holstein Convention December 1-3, 2015 Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomington, IL Hosted by the Heart of Illinois Holstein Club

Call to the Annual Meeting Membership is hereby notified by the Board of Directors that the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Holstein Friesian Association, Inc., will be held Thursday, December 3, 2015 at The Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomington. The purpose of this meeting is to elect directors and to transact any other business which may come before the organization. The business meeting will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Consult the convention schedule on page 21 and the Illinois Holstein Association website www.illinoisholsteins.com for additional information. On the Cover: All Roads Lead to Illinois! Congratulations to our Junior and Senior Dairy Bowl Teams from Illinois on being named NATIONAL DAIRY BOWL CHAMPIONS at the 2015 National Holstein Convention held in St. Charles, Illinois in June! L-R (back): Coach Glen Meier, Emma Carlson, Coach Becky Meier, Lane Heinzmann, Jared Dickman, Ryan Sheehan, Sarah Duncan, Emily Irwin and Coach John Mitchell, (front) Connor Erbsen and Dylan Reed (photo by Sue Crull) We would also like to congratulate Boyd Schaufelberger on being selected as Vice-President of Holstein Association USA! Boyd and his wife Sandy are pictured on the cover with their daughters Erin Davis (left) and Amy Schaufelberger.

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Dale and I would like to thank everyone who had any part in the recent successful 2015 National Holstein Convention. The committee chairmen did an outstanding job. The volunteers were a help beyond expectations. Those who attended any event were greatly appreciated. I know all have busy schedules and priorities to home and family are important. Your participation is what made the convention a huge success. Many, many positive comments were made by attendees and 2015 in Illinois made a lasting impression on Holstein breeders and industry people from across the nation and internationally. Also we send a huge thank you to all our sponsors and monetary and in kind contributors. Without you none of this would have been possible. Ron Schaufelberger & Dale Drendel Co-Chairmen 2015 National Holstein Convention Thank you to the members and leadership of the Illinois Holstein Association for your support and encouragement during my run for Holstein USA Vice-president. You went beyond my greatest expectations in your efforts to help me succeed. I will do my best to represent you well. Also, I would like to congratulate all those involved in planning the 2015 National Convention that was a huge success. Your efforts really paid off in making it a memorable event for all who attended. Everyone enjoyed the programming and it truly showcased the great people, cows and leadership that make up the Illinois Holstein Association. You certainly deserve a big pat-on-the-back! Call if you ever need anything. Sincerely, Boyd Schaufelberger Vice-President, Holstein Association USA The University of Illinois and the Department of Animal Sciences would like to congratulate the youth of Illinois on their awards at the National Holstein Convention held in St. Charles, Illinois in June. The Illinois Holstein families should be proud of the youth of Illinois! Steve Loerch, Professor and Head Gene McCoy, Dairy Judging Team Coach University of Illinois

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FROM THE PRESIDENT

It is hard to believe that it is time for the Fall issue of the Herald! Just where did the summer go? Well I believe between doing hay, going to district shows, kids sporting activities, County Fairs, State Show and State Fair, that is where a lot of our time was spent...not to mention the daily work schedule we all have! Oh yes, I forgot to mention one large time consuming event we as a state this past June...the 2015 National Holstein Convention took a large part of many of our members’ time and energy! The weather had a large impact on everyone as it does every year in our livelihood. The month of June caused areas of our state stress with all the rain in getting hay, and crop work done. Then you factor in the amount of time so many of our members spent getting ready for the convention. WE as a state managed to put together one of the biggest and best conventions the country has seen in YEARS!! Congratulations go out to everyone involved in pulling this thing off! Many people from all over the country have mentioned about how much fun and they had and how well the entire convention flowed together. That is a huge compliment to EVERYONE in our state. I wish I had enough space to list all the different committee chairs and their committee members, but that would take up more room than this article should be allowed. As your

President, I would like to say THANK YOU to each and every volunteer that made and took the time to help with this! A few short weeks following the convention, we had our State Holstein Show. A HUGE thank you goes out to our Show Co-Chairs Paula Bovre and Joe Engel for taking care of the duties that project involves. Our State Show was probably one of the largest and strongest State Shows we’ve had in years. It not only takes the co-chairs, but also our membership to be able to do that as well. Congratulations to all of the many award WINNERS and the exhibitors to make that show a success! Another huge THANK YOU goes out to the Bruce Clanton family for hosting the State Picnic! They did a great job of getting their place ready and having their cattle all presented in very nice manner. The hospitality they provided to all of our members was well received by all that attended. Coming up this fall we will be having our State Sale in Belvidere on October 24th. Jason Swanson and Eddie Bue have been working very hard on getting things ready for the sale. It will be a very nice lineup as always. For many years the State Sale has had a tradition of having many great animals that have gone on and done very well for their new owners. I hope to see many of you there! A week before the State Sale, the Bob Milller family will be hosting the Mil-R-Mor Generations Sale on October 17th. Bob has been a lifetime supporter of all of our state events. We wish him well on his future endeavors and at the same time we wish Lorilee a bright future as she starts with the next generation! Have a safe and successful harvest! I look forward to seeing everyone at future events!

Hello Illinois! I am honored to have been chosen to be the 2015-2016 Illinois Holstein Dutchess and represent the Holstein breed state-wide. I am the 19 year old daughter of Jered and Michelle Hart of Belvidere located in Boone County. This year has had quite the amount of excitement as Illinois hosted the National Holstein Convention. This was my very first National Holstein Convention and it was a great experience to get to attend and be part of the planning. As the Illinois Holstein Dutchess, my first duty was to hand out awards at the Illinois Championship Show for both the Junior and Open Shows alongside our Little Miss Holstein Samantha Heinzmann and Alternate Dutchess Katie Carlson. Congratulations to all of the participants in both shows and thank you for allowing us to be part of your experience! I also had the amazing privilege to meet the first ever Illinois Holstein Dutchess, Karen Ryan, while at the show, and she shared with me a few memories she had during her time as the

Dutchess. Since then, I have been preparing my cattle for the county fair, speaking to the public about our industry, handing out awards, showing and moving back to college. I hope you all had a great time at the Illinois State Fair and copious amounts of success! Coming up soon is the State Sale on October 24th. I am extremely proud to represent an industry full of hard working, loyal and kind folks. Thank you for being awesome!

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Brian Olbrich

2015 ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP HOLSTEIN SHOW DEDICATION

This year, the Illinois Holstein Championship Show is dedicated to Nate Janssen and Brian Wesemann in honor of their years of service and dedication to the Holstein industry and the Illinois Holstein Association. Nate and Brian have served as co-chairs for the Illionis State Show for several years. They also served as co-chairs for the 2015 National Holstein Convention Host Day Tours where they organized all of the tour stops and helped the tour farms plan out and organize their tours. Nate and Brian were both on the Junior Dairy Bowl teams that won National Holstein and 4-H. Nate Janssen of Barrington, IL was the recipient of the 2012 IHA Junior Breeder Award and is currently the Director at Dairy Management, Inc. and owner of Janssen Cattle Company. He is a graduate of Cornell University and serves as a director for the National Dairy Shrine. Nate and his wife Sarah have two children, Joey (2) and Will (1). Brian Wesemann of Burlington, IL is the Director of Sales for Calf-Tel and Hampel Animal Care. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and has served as the Professional Liason for the Student National Agri-Marketing Association for UW-Platteville. Brian and his wife Tawnya have three children, Mason (10), Quinton (10) and Page (10).

Congratulations Nate and Brian and thank you for all that you continue to do for the Illinois Holstein Association!

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DISTRICT NEWS MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

Greetings from the Mississippi Valley Holstein Club! We gathered this summer for a meeting hosted at the home of Rick and Mary Edwards in Quincy, Illinois. We had many members in attendance and a great meal was served. Would like to express sympathy to the Edwards family on the passing of Eadie Edwards on July 10, 2015. The District Show was held on July 30th and had about 80 entries. That was a wonderful number of dairy showing and everyone who participated did an excellent job preparing the cows and in their showing skills. Club president Kenny Koch was interviewed for the WGEM TV station during the show and helped to bring out public awareness for the dairy profession. A meal was prepared and service to all the club members. Big thanks to Kathy Neisen for preparing the menu. Congratulations goes out to Jordan Thorman whose Brown Swiss Nookwood Braiden Fancy received Junior Champion at the Illinois State Fair. Paige Newman was elected at the summer meeting to represent the club as the Holstein Dutchess and assisted with the passing out of ribbons during the fair for the dairy shows. Also a Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary to any members over the last several months. Sincerely, Angie Newman OBITUARY PAYSON, Ill. -- Edith Clara “Eadie” Edwards, 83, of Payson, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday (July 10, 2015) at Blessing Hospital. Edith was born Sept. 6, 1931, in Quincy, a daughter of Leo and Margaret Klauser Wellman. She married Paul Edwards Jr. on June 11, 1952, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Quincy. He survives. Eadie attended St. Anthony Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Quincy Notre Dame High School. Eadie raised her six children and helped manage the family dairy farm alongside her husband, Paul. She always fed the bucket calves, and she drove the tractor for the hay baler. Page 7

After she and Paul moved off the farm in 1998 to “retire” to their first home, her pride and joy was her lawn. She mowed it religiously on her John Deere rider and mowed it right up until the very end. She enjoyed baking and sent several plates of cinnamon rolls off to college with her children and grandchildren. Eadie had also been a very active member of the Payson community. She served as a 4-H leader for over 15 years and had received the 4-H Leader of the Year Award. She co-chaired the milkshake stand at the Adams County Fair. She received Farm Wife of the Year in 1978 from The Quincy Herald-Whig. She was awarded the Payson Community Service Award in 1991 by the Plainville Lions Club. She was also a very active member of St. Anthony’s Church and the Altar Society and served on various committees over the years as well as helping with many funeral luncheons. Eadie knitted prayer shawls that have been given to patients in the hospitals, nursing homes and to many others dealing with illness. For several years, Edith worked as a bookkeeper for Haubrich Enterprises Inc. until her retirement. She was currently the bookkeeper, office manager and noon cook on the dairy farm. Paul and Edith received several awards for their hard work on the farm including the Conservation Farm Family-Governor’s Award in 1985. They also received the Western Illinois Dairy Promotion Heritage Award. Both Paul and Edith received Honorary FFA Chapter Degrees in 1998 from the Payson FFA for their strong support of the FFA program. They were strong supporters of the Payson School District. Edith was very active in the Payson PTA and held various offices and served on several committees. In 2013 Paul and Edith were the Payson Old Settlers parade marshals. For 30 years, they invited third-grade classes from Payson Seymour Elementary to their dairy farm. They conducted tours of the dairy farm and provided dairy treats to more than 1,500 students. Making beautiful oil paintings was one of her hobbies. She donated many art pieces to the church card parties and picnics and to other benefits. She was still in charge of the country store at the St. Anthony Parish Picnic and had been for many years. She still cleaned the church with other church members. Eadie took joy in hosting family gatherings and continued through this past year hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas. Eadie instilled in her children and grandchildren the importance of hard work and being active in their community, church and school. Survivors in addition to her husband, Paul, include six children, Paul “Rick” (Mary) Edwards III of Quincy, Gregory (Jeanette) Edwards of Payson, Rose (Robert) Bunte of Payson, Amy (Dave) Zanger of Mendon, Andrew (Tammy)

Edwards of Palmyra, Mo., and David Edwards of Quincy; 13 grandchildren, Nicole (Mark) Bateman of Decatur, Lindsey Edwards, Olivia (Kory) Powell and Marissa Edwards, all of Quincy, Garrett Edwards of Payson, Rachel (AJ) Fritsche of Indianapolis, Ind., Ross (Danielle) Bunte of Liberty, Dr. Renita (fiance, Matthew Welding) Bunte of Davenport, Iowa, Benjamin Zanger of Mendon, Nicholas (Brandy) Zanger of Loraine, Grace Zanger of Mendon and Elijah and Jeremiah Edwards of Palmyra; seven greatgrandchildren, Michael Bateman, Aiden and Lyla Powell, Brooklyn and Alexa Fritsche and Ashlyn and Braylyn Zanger Eddy; her sister, Mildred Spring of Quincy; several brothers and sistersin-law, Jack Bunte of Quincy, Henry and Carol Morrison of Barry and Doris Bliven of Rockford; and several nieces and nephews. Edith was preceded in death by her parents; her mother and father-in law, Paul and Selma (Strate) Edwards Sr.; two sisters, Irene Bunte and Leola (Roger) Ehrhardt; two brothers, Alan (Evelyn) Wellman and Marvin (Barbara) Wellman; several brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert Spring, William (Charlene) Edwards and Kenneth Bliven; and a granddaughter, Carina Edwards in infancy.

NORTHWEST Greetings from the Northwest! Wow! I can’t believe where summer has gone! It sure was a busy one getting set for hosting the National Convention. Thanks to all who helped create an awesome experience, I heard a lot of good comments all around. Also congratulations to the Senior Dairy Bowl National Winners - Captain Ryan Sheehan, Dylan Reed, Emily Irwin and Sarah Duncan as well as the Junior Dairy Bowl National Winners - Captain Connor Erbsen, Lane Heinzmann, Jared Dickman & Emma Carlson! Great Job! I hope you all had a great day at the State Picnic! As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now Bob & Kaye Miller have decided it’s time to retire and hand the reigns at Mil-R-Mor on to the next generation. The Mil-R-Mor Generations Sale is set for October 17th, 2015 with an open house on Friday evening preceding the sale - come join them starting at 6pm for food, cows and conversation. You are also welcome to come early on Saturday morning starting at 8am for donuts and coffee prior to the sale. The family looks forward to seeing you all there as they transition into a new era with the Mil-R-Mor Generations Sale! Respectfully submitted, Kathy Miller Winter Deadline for District Reports is December 5th

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ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP OPEN SHOW July 17, 2015 · Judge: Pat Conroy, Angola, IN

Senior & Grand Champion: Ms Dundee Belinda-ET, Jeffrey Butler, Chebanse Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: Team Durham Morgan-ET, Team Holsteins, Hampshire Intermediate Champion: Woodcrest Atwood Rubber-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda Reserve Intermediate Champion: Schaufine G W Atwood Bravo, Amy Schaufelberger, Greenville Junior Champion: Stranshome Gold Annice-ET, Connor Butler, Chebanse Reserve Junior Champion: Oeh-My Dickey Eden, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda Bred & Owned Grand Champion: Ms Dundee Belinda-ET, Jeffrey Butler, Chebanse Bred & Owned Junior Champion: Ms Brights Atw Bounty-ET, J. Butler, Shedd & F. & D. Borba, Chebanse Reserve Bred & Owned Junior Champion: Bri-Mel-Acres Sid Abby, Caitlin & Blake Meyer, Manteno Spring Heifer Calf (13) 1. Carters-Corner Sid Peeps-ET, Moriah Goggin, Greenville 2. Ms Legendholm Hez Hope, Legendholm Holsteins, Fithian 3. Lindale Geoff Polly, Olivia Corson, Hampshire 4. Ms Apple Aryane-ET, Apple Partners, Lanark 5. Ms Eastside Dman Luscious, Caitlin & Blake Meyer & Kylie Saathoff, Manteno 6. Sco-Lo-Coons Cntrst Bell-ET, Lucas Clanton & Precious Holsteins, Mulberry Grove 7. Holbric Dickey Analee-ET, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard 8. Ludwigs-DG Raindrop, Caroline Frances Byron, Fithian 9. Stanhope Doorman Patsy, Robby Koebele, Teutopolis 10. Luck-E Atlanta Kegger, Margaret Engel, Hampshire Winter Heifer Calf (20) 1. Sco-Lo-Coons Sid Climax, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 2. Six-Illini Bro Ante-Up, Caitlin & Blake Meyer, Manteno 3. Cross-Wake More Annalyse-ET, Holly Wakeley, Rockford

4. Ms D Angel Daquila-ET, Connor Erbsen & Megan Opperman, Lanark 5. Cross-Wake More Allybaba-ET, Josh Wakeley, Rockford 6. R-Vision GS Potential-ET, Emily Irwin, Belvidere 7. Luck-E Altitude Dellia, Sarah & Dawn Irwin, Beason 8. Golden-Oaks Brk Luxury-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 9. Char-La-Don Fork Cashew, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg 10. Clearfield Attic Chloe, Lila C. Sloan, Davis Fall Heifer Calf (14) 1. Ms Brights Atw Bounty-ET, J. Butler, Shedd & F. & D. Borba, Chebanse 2. Six-Illini Goldwyn Audi, Fighting Illini Partnership, Fithian 3. Carters-Corner Wbrook Reese, Moriah Goggin, Greenville 4. Ms Bright Light of Vegas-ET, Eaton, Culbertson, Fairbanks & Ropp, Wauconda 5. Comestar Camely Goldwyn, Caitlin & Blake Meyer & Avery Eaton, Manteno 6. Jacobs Goldwyn Chase-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda

7. Bluff-Ridge Atwood Darlin-ET, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith 8. B-J-Grove Farve Jackie, Yvonne Clanton, Mulberry Grove 9. Ludwigs-DG Acme Evolution, Robby Koebele, Teutopolis 10. Char-La-Don Cappuccino-ET, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg Summer Yearling Heifer (11) 1. Bri-Mel-Acres Sid Abby, Caitlin & Blake Meyer, Manteno 2. Budjon-JK Abslt Endorse, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 3. Ms Queens-Manor Sanchez Beau, Thompson, Schirm, Halpin & Linehan, Arrowsmith 4. OCD Atwood Sophia-ET, Dylan Reed, Vandalia 5. B-J-Grove McQueen Rainbow, Kasey Clanton, Mulberry Grove 6. Golden-Oaks AT Lexiann-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 7. Cherry Crest Miss Vermont, Connor Butler, Chebanse 8. Les-Mar-Acres Atwd Adorn-ET, Paige Lyford, Roscoe 9. Holbric Dickey Apple Pie, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard 10. Erbacres Liberty Bell, Payton & Dalana Erbsen, Lanark Spring Yearling Heifer (7) 1. Oeh-My Dickey Eden, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 2. Erbacres Miss Anali, Nevin Erbsen & Megan Opperman, Lanark 3. Stranshome Dundee Anna-ET, Moriah Goggin, Greenville 4. Bri-Mel-Acres AW Gina, Caitlin & Blake Meyer, Greenville 5. Koll-Kreek Lavenguard Amy, Miranda Kollman, New Baden 6. Schaufine Atwd Mystique-ET, Amy Schaufelberger, Greenville 7. Holbric Little Dickey, Adam Olbrich, Harvard Winter Yearling Heifer (4) 1. Cross-Wake Guthrie Kenadie, Josh Wakeley, Rockford 2. Winright Chip of Excellence, Jeffrey Butler & Matt & Molly Sloan, Chebanse 3. Butlerview Doorman Cosmo, Golden Oaks Farm & Samantha Ropp, Wauconda 4. Schaufine AT Miracle-ET, Amy Schaufelberger, Greenville

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Fall Yearling Heifer (6) 1. Stranshome Gold Annice-ET, Connor Butler, Chebanse 2. Clearfield Isaak Roll-TW, Lila C. Sloan, Davis 3. Precious GoldChip Bonita, Precious Holsteins, Mulberry Grove 4. Pamprd-Acres AB Ivy-Red-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 5. Androscoggin RB Cassie-Red, Robby Koebele, Teutopolis 6. Co-Vale Atwood Jem 4554-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Hetke & Brenn, Wauconda Junior Best Three Females (1) 1. Holbric Holsteins, Harvard Dry 3 & 4-Year-Old Cow (1) 1. Holbric Dickey Lyza, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Dry Aged Cow (0) Junior 2-Year-Old Cow (10) 1. Sicy Ballet Atwood, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 2. JM Valley Atwood Agadou-ET, Connor Butler, Chebanse 3. Miss Apple Snapple-Red-ET, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 4. Golden-Oaks All Rage-Red-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 5. Miss Judy Goldsun June, Gary McCarthy, Wauzeka, WI 6. Playtoys Destry Misty-ET, Kyle Clanton, Mulberry Grove 7. Gahms Destry Adalynn, Patrick J. Tegeler, Effingham 8. Bluff-Ridge Dundee Janae, Kelly O’Connor, Arrowsmith 9. Les-Mar-Acres GC Gabbana, Paige Lyford, Roscoe 10. Erbacres Atw Snickerdoodle, Payton & Delana Erbsen, Lanark Senior 2-Year-Old Cow (17) 1. Woodcrest Atwood Rubber-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 2. Schaufine G W Atwood Bravo, Amy Schaufelberger, Greenville 3. Bluff-Ridge Goldwyn Jet-ET, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith 4. U-Mo GW Atwood Karista, Erdman Dairy, Chenoa 5. MM-T Pockets Babs-Red-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 6. Irwindale Braxton Medusa, Sarah Irwin, Beason 7. Carters-Corner Fever Pen-ET, Moriah Goggin, Greenville 8. Schaufine G W Atwood Lala, Lydia Davis, Greenville 9. Bluff-Ridge Dundee Danica, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith 10. Schaufine Bradnick Bermuda, Zachary Paul, Worden

Senior 3-Year-Old (12) 1. Springbend Aftershock Danica, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 2. Jacobs Atwood Betsy-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 3. Lylehaven Dempsey Gina, Erdman Dairy, Chenoa 4. Irwindale Lauthority Ricki, Todd Irwin, Beason 5. Curr-Vale Sid Excellent-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 6. Schaufine Sanchez Riley-ET, Amy Schaufelberger, Greenville 7. Butz-Hill Atwood Amy-ET, Daulton & Tailor Neuhaus, Red Bud 8. Bluff-Ridge Atwood Beth, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith 9. R-Vision Homecoming Fever, Brock Irwin, Belvidere 10. Elder-V Atlantic Kendra, McCullouch & J. & T. Wakeley, Rockford 4-Year-Old (12) 1. Erbacres Atwood Divinity-ET, Nathan & Connor Erbsen, Lanark 2. Farnear-TBR American-Red-ET, Jessica & Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg 3. Show-N-Style Brooke-ET, Team Holsteins, Hampshire 4. O-C-E-C Toystory Fenway-ET, Lila C. Sloan, Davis 5. Schaufine Time Bali, Amy Schaufelberger, Greenville 6. Ms Eastside Damion Melanie, Trace Johnson, Poplar Grove 7. B-J-Grove Jungle Fever, Lucas Clanton, Mulberry Grove 8. Bluff-Ridge Atwood Beyonce, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith 9. Erbacres Damion Shandie, Kevin Erbsen, Lanark 10. Erbacres Chicago Lottery, Kevin Erbsen, Lanark 5-Year-Old (10) 1. Locust-Ridge Plaid Beanie, Jeffrey Butler, Chebanse 2. Ms Angel Dellucci, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 3. Lochdale Shaquille Missy-Red, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 4. Bluff-Ridge Bones Dolce, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith

5. Schaufine Million Justice, Amy Schaufelberger, Greenville 6. Luck-E Shottle Trinity, Trace Johnson, Poplar Grove 7. Erbacres Goldwyn Cotton, Kevin Erbsen, Lanark 8. Golden-Oaks AS Charity-ET, Brady Heinzmann & J. Brammeier, Carlyle 9. TTM Sanchez Lux-ET, Miranda Kollman, New Baden 10. Miss-Long-Green Alexsue, Macy Wendling, Altamont Aged Cow (2) 1. Kagwick Durham Suzy, Dale & Linda Drendel, Hampshire 2. Ms Advent Ramona, Macy Wendling, Altamont 150,000-Lb. Cow (3) 1. Ms Dundee Belinda, Jeffrey Butler, Chebanse, IL 2. Team Durham Morgan-ET, Team Holsteins, Hampshire, IL 3. Luck-E-JK Dundee Teaser-ET, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith Dam & Daughter (1) 1. BLM-Fall Dairy, Damiansville Senior Best 3 Females (2) 1. Bluff-Ridge Farm, Arrowsmith 2. Schaufine Farms, Greenville Produce of Dam (1) 1. Holbric Holsteins, Harvard Exhibitor’s Herd (1) 1. Bluff-Ridge Farm, Arrowsmith Premier Breeder (tie) Bluff-Ridge Farm, Arrowsmith Schaufine Farms, Greenville Premier Exhibitor (tie) Erbacres Holsteins, Lanark Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda

Junior 3-Year-Old Cow (4) 1. Lindale GoldChip Dani, Jeff Drendel, Hampshire 2. Bluff-Ridge Sid Barrett, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith 3. Erbacres Atwood Cream Pie, Payton Erbsen, Lanark 4. Heinz-Hope AS Cupcake, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg Grand Champion - Ms Dundee Belinda, 1st 150,000-Lb. Cow, Jeffrey Butler, Chebanse Reserve Grand Champion - Team Durham Morgan-ET,2nd 150,000-Lb. Cow, Team Holsteins, Hampshire Page 9

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ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP JUNIOR SHOW July 16, 2015 路 Judge: Chris McCullough, Juda, WI

Senior & Grand Champion: Ms Angel Delluci, Connor Erbsen, Lanark Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: Erbacres Atwood Divinity, Nathan & Connor Erbsen, Lanark Intermediate Champion: JM Valley Atwood Agadou-ET, Connor Butler, Chebanse Reserve Intermediate Champion: Miss Apple Snapple-Red-ET, Connor Erbsen, Lanark Junior Champion: Stranshome Gold Annice-ET, Connor Butler, Chebanse Reserve Junior Champion: Erbacres Miss Anali, Nevin Erbsen & Megan Opperman, Lanark Bred & Owned Grand Champion: Irwindale Braxton Medusa, Sarah Irwin, Beason Bred & Owned Reserve Grand Champion: Erbacres Atwood Cream Pie, Payton Erbsen, Lanark Bred & Owned Junior Champion: Char-La-Don Cappuccino-ET, Oliva Telgmann, Strasburg Reserve Bred & Owned Junior Champion: Clearfield Isaak Roll-TW, Lila C. Sloan, Davis Spring Heifer Calf (8) 1. Holbric Dickey Analee-ET, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard 2. Carters-Corner Sid Peeps-ET, Moriah Goggin, Greenville 3. Lindale Geoff Polly, Olivia Corson, Hampshire 4. Ms Apple Abrakazoo-ET, Nevin Erbsen, Lanark 5. Ms Eastside Dman Luscious, Caitlin & Blake Meyer & Kylie Saathoff, Manteno Winter Heifer Calf (15) 1. Six-Illini Bro Ante-Up, Caitlin & Blake Meyer, Manteno 2. Ms D Angel Daquila-ET, Connor Erbsen & Megan Opperman, Lanark 3. Gueldener McCutchen Bling, Zachary Paul, Worden 4. Clearfield Attic Chloe, Lila C. Sloan, Davis 5. R-Vision GS Potential-ET, Emily Irwin, Belvidere Fall Heifer Calf (11) 1. Carters-Corner Wbrook Reese, Moriah Goggin, Greenville 2. Ludwigs-DG Acme Evolution, Robby Koebele, Teutopolis 3. Comestar Camely Goldwyn, Caitlin & Blake Meyer & Avery Eaton, Manteno 4. Erbacres Reg Fe Fee-TW, Payton & Delana Erbsen, Lanark 5. Erbacres Armani Niblet, Connor Erbsen, Lanark Summer Yearling Heifer (7) 1. Cherry Crest Miss Vermont, Connor Butler, Chebanse 2. Bri-Mel-Acres Sid Abby, Caitlin & Blake Meyer, Manteno 3. OCD Atwood Sophia-ET, Dylan Reed, Vandalia 4. Erbacres Liberty Bell, Payton & Delana Erbsen, Lanark

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5. Holbric Dickey Apple Pie, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Spring Yearling Heifer (5) 1. Erbacres Miss Anali, Nevin Erbsen & Megan Opperman, Lanark 2. Stranshome Dundee Anna-ET, Moriah Goggin, Greenville 3. Holbric Little Dickey, Adam Olbrich, Harvard 4. Bri-Mel-Acres AW Gina, Caitlin & Blake Meyer, Manteno 5. Erbacres Atwood El-Cortes, Payton Erbsen, Lanark Winter Yearling Heifer (1) 1. Luck-E Buxton Kikstrt, Katelyn Engel, Hampshire Fall Yearling Heifer (5) 1. Stranshome Gold Annice-ET, Connor Butler, Chebanse 2. Clearfield Isaak Roll-TW, Lila C. Sloan, Davis 3. Butlerview GC Wisdom-ET, Dylan Reed, Vandalia 4. Androscoggin RB Cassie-Red, Robby Koebele, Teutopolis 5. Wendy-Oaks Sanchez Downy, Macy Wendling, Altamont Dry 3 & 4-Year-Old Cow (8) 1. Holbric Dickey Lyza, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Dry Aged Cow (0) Junior 2-Year-Old (4) 1. JM Valley Atwood Agadou-ET, Connor Butler, Chebanse 2. Miss Apple Snapple-Red-ET, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 3. Erbacres Atw Snickerdoodle, Payton & Delana Erbsen, Lanark

Intermediate Champion - Connor Butler Reserve - Connor Erbsen

4. Les-Mar-Acres GC Gabbana, Paige Lyford, Roscoe Senior 2-Year-Old (10) 1. Irwindale Braxton Medusa, Sarah Irwin, Beason 2. Ludwigs-DG Jasper Elaina-ET, Brett & Brennan Woker, Greenville 3. Schaufine Bradnick Bermuda, Zachary Paul, Worden 4. Ms Erdstead BriMel Ms Lilly, Caitlin & Blake Meyer, Manteno 5. Holbric Cooler Dickey, Robby Koebele, Teutopolis Junior 3-Year-Old (3) 1. Heinz-Hope AS Cupcake, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg 2. Erbacres Atwood Cream Pie, Payton Erbsen, Lanark 3. Silverview-Lane Atwood Kami, Jackson Brammeier, Carlyle Senior 3-Year-Old (4) 1. Butz-Hill Atwood Amy-ET, Daulton & Tailor Neuhaus, Red Bud 2. Springbend Aftershock Danica, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 3. Irwindale Lauthority Ricki, Todd Irwin, Beason 4. R-Vision Homecoming Fever, Brock Irwin, Belvidere 4-Year-Old (6) 1. Erbacres Atwood Divinity-ET, Nathan & Connor Erbsen, Lanark 2. O-C-E-C Toystory Fenway-ET, Lila C. Sloan, Davis 3. Farnear-TBR American-Red-ET, Jessica & Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg 4. Ms Eastside Damion Melanie, Trace Johnson, Poplar Grove 5. Erbacres Atwood Sunkist, Payton Erbsen, Lanark 5-Year-Old (7) 1. Ms Angel Dellucci, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 2. Ms Green Genes Marie-Red-ET, Dylan Reed, Vandalia 3. Golden-Oaks AS Charity-ET, Brady Heinzmann & J. Brammeier, Carlyle 4. Luck-E Shottle Trinity, Trace Johnson, Poplar Grove 5. Miss-Long-Green Alexsue, Macy Wendling, Altamont Aged Cow (1) 1. Ms Advent Ramona, Macy Wendling, Altamont

Grand Champion - Connor Erbsen Reserve - Nathan & Connor Erbsen Fall 2015


JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP CONTEST July 16, 2015 · Judge: Chris McCullough, Juda, WI

JUNIOR GIRLS SHOWMANSHIP 1st Delana Erbsen 2nd Kylie Saathoff 3rd Addison Raber

INTERMEDIATE GIRLS SHOWMANSHIP 1st Lila Sloan 2nd Dawn Irwin 3rd Delana Erbsen

SENIOR GIRLS SHOWMANSHIP 1st Emily Irwin 2nd Sarah Irwin 3rd Morgan Olbrich

JUNIOR BOYS SHOWMANSHIP 1st Jacob Raber 2nd Gage Wendling 3rd Nevin Erbsen

INTERMEDIATE BOYS SHOWMANSHIP 1st Brock Irwin 2nd Patrick Tegeler 3rd Robby Koebele

SENIOR BOYS SHOWMANSHIP 1st Payton Erbsen *Overall Winner* 2nd Brett Woker

SUPERIOR YOUNG DAIRY PRODUCER AWARD identify dairy equipment. The top The 2015 Superior Young three contestants in the skill-aDairy Producer Award (SYDPA) thon were: Sadie Ropp, Strawn, IL program was held August (Livingston County), Savannah 22nd at the Illinois State Fair. Ropp, Strawn, IL (Livingston Thirty-one 4-H and FFA dairy County) and Olivia Telgmann, project members from across Strasburg, IL (Shelby County). Illinois took part in the event. The third phase of the The purpose of the contest is to create an educational activity that Superior Young Dairy Producer Contest was a judging contest. promotes youth development, Thirty-one Illinois 4-H and FFA dairy project members participated in career development, and personal The judging phase consisted the 2015 Superior Young Dairy Producer Award program held during the of animal selection by placing growth through increased Illinois State Fair. The “top 5” award winners received a $1,000.00 four classes of dairy cows and knowledge of the dairy industry. scholarship sponsored by Archer Daniels Midland, Decatur, IL. two classes of heifers. The top This three-phase competition (Pictured are L to R): Phil Nelson, IL Director of Agriculture; Riley Zettle; Brock Irwin; Sadie Ropp; Connor Erbsen; Jared Dickman; Dave Fischer, three contestants for this phase emphasizes the youth’s knowledge contest coordinator; and Patrick Buchen, IL State Fair Manager. of the dairy industry. The “top were: Jared Dickman, Lanark, IL five” overall participants were awarded with a awarded to the “top 3” in each phase and the (Carroll County), Connor Erbsen, Lanark, “top 5” overall winners. $1,000 scholarship. IL (Carroll County) and Olivia Telgmann, The first phase was a dairy management Strasburg, IL (Shelby County). The 2015 scholarship recipients, in This year marked the 20th consecutive alphabetical order, are: Jared Dickman, test relating to dairy nutrition, health, Lanark, IL (Carroll County), Connor Erbsen, reproduction, milk marketing, and other dairy year for the Superior Young Dairy Producer Lanark, IL (Carroll County), Brock Irwin, related information. Top three contestants for Award Program which has provided $100,000 Belvidere, IL (Boone County), Sadie Ropp, this phase were: Jared Dickman, Lanark, IL in college scholarships to Illinois dairy youth Strawn, IL (Livingston County) and Riley (Carroll County), Connor Erbsen, Lanark, IL since its inception. Participants must be (Carroll County) and Brock Irwin, Belvidere, current 4-H or FFA dairy project members Zettle, Rock City, IL (Stephenson County). in Illinois. The program is developed and The $5,000 in scholarships was sponsored IL (Boone County). The second phase was a three station conducted by Dave Fischer, 4-H Extension by Archer Daniels Midland, Decatur, IL. Individual plaques, sponsored by Land skill-a-thon on various aspects of the dairy Dairy Program Coordinator. of Lincoln Purebred Livestock Breeders industry. Contestants had to identify dairy Association and Illinois State Fair, were feeds, identify, identify parts of the cow, and Results provided by Dave Fischer, 4-H Dairy Program Coordinator Page 11

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ILLINOIS HOLSTEIN FUTURITY July 17, 2015 · Judge: Pat Conroy, Angola, IN 2-Year-Old Futurity (15) 1. Schaufine G W Atwood Bravo, Amy Schaufelberger, Greenville 2. Bluff-Ridge Goldwyn Jet-ET, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith 3. Irwindale Braxton Medusa, Sarah Irwin, Beason 4. Carters-Corner Fever Pen-ET, Moriah Goggin, Greenville 5. Schaufine G W Atwood Lala, Lydia Davis, Greenville 6. Bluff-Ridge Dundee Danica, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith 7. Schaufine Bradnick Bermuda, Zachary Paul, Worden 8. Miss Apple Snapple-Red-ET, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 9. Lindale Windbrook Mercy, Dale & Linda Drendel, Hampshire 10. Gahms Destry Adalynn, Patrick J. Tegeler, Effingham 11. Irwindale Atwood Monique-ET, Todd Irwin, Beason 12. Bluff-Ridge Dundee Janae, Kelly O’Connor, Arrowsmith 13. Les-Mar-Acres GC Gabbana, Paige Lyford, Roscoe 14. Erbacres Atw Snickerdoodle, Payton & Delana Erbsen, Lanark 15. Carters-Corner Wbrook Paige, Moriah Goggin, Greenville

5-Year-Old Futurity (4) 1. Bluff-Ridge Bones Dolce, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith 2. Schaufine Million Justice, Amy Schaufelberger, Greenville 3. Erbacres Goldwyn Cotton, Kevin Erbsen, Lanark 4. Char-La-Don Sanchez Crayon, Jessica Telgmann, Strasburg

ILLINOIS HOLSTEIN DUTCHESS CONTEST 2015/2016 Illinois Holstein Dutchess

Bailey Hart Belvidere

2015/2016 Alternate Dutchess

Katie Carlson Kirkland

2015/2016 Little Miss Holstein

Samantha Heinzmann Carlyle

Retiring Illinois Holstein Dutchess

Emily Irwin Belvidere

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ILLINOIS DISTRICT SHOWS GATEWAY

EFFINGHAM • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Date & Location: June 27, Newton, IL Judge: Clint Harre, Nashville, IL Number shown: 61 Premier Breeder: K-J Holsteins, Altamont Premier Breeder & Exhibitor (tie): K-J Holsteins, Altamont & Koebele Holsteins, Teutopolis Junior Champion - Open & Junior: Ludwigs-DG Acme Evolution, Robby Koebele, Teutopolis Reserve Junior Champion - Open & Junior: Dream-Prairie Ashock Lola, Robby Koebele, Teutopolis Grand Champion - Open: Blue-Gene Goldwyn Goldie-ET, Mitch Koebele, Teutopolis Reserve Grand Champion - Open & Grand Champion - Junior: B-J-Grove Windbrook Kinky, Mason Cielak, Chicago Reserve Grand Champion - Junior: Will-Can-Do Pontiac Poppy, Jason Will, Teutopolis Junior Girls Showmanship: Alexis VanDyk, Casey Junior Boys Showmanship: Mason Cielak, Chicago Intermediate Girls Showmanship: Renee Probst, Wheeler Intermediate Boys Showmanship: Patrick Tegeler, Effingham Senior Girls Showmanship: Macy Probst, Wheeler

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Date & Location: July 7, Highland, IL Judge: David Ruppert, Nokomis, IL Number Shown: 49 Junior Champion - Open: B-J-Grove McQueen Rainbow, B-J-Grove, Mulberry Grove Reserve Junior Champion - Open & Junior Champion - Junior: Stranshome Dundee Anna, Moriah Goggin, Greenville Reserve Junior Champion - Junior: CartersCorner Wbrook Reese, Moriah Goggin, Greenville Grand & Senior Champion - Open: RollingLawns Atlantic Believe, Rolling-Lawns, Greenville Reserve Grand & Intermediate Champion - Open: Rolling-Lawns Atwood Julia, RollingLawns, Greenville Reserve Senior Champion - Open: Schaufine Million Justice, Amy Schaufelberger, Greenville Reserve Intermediate Champion - Open: Schaufine Atwood Lala, Amy Schaufelberger, Greenville Grand & Senior Champion - Junior Show: Willolea-CW Advent Mia-Red-ET, Austin Featherston, Greenville Reserve Grand & Reserve Senior Champion Junior: Ms B-J-Grove Sid Lipstick, Zachary Paul, Worden Intermediate Champion - Junior: CartersCorner Fever Pen, Moriah Goggin, Greenville Reserve Intermediate Champion - Junior: Carters-Corner Wind Paige, Moriah Goggin, Greenville

HEART OF ILLINOIS • • • • •

Effingham District Show Grand Champions

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Date & Location: June 19, Pontiac, IL Judge: Brett Woker, Greenville, IL Number Shown: 32 Junior & Grand Champion: Bri-Mel Sid Allie, Blake Meyer, Manteno Reserve Junior & Reserve Grand Champion: Zehrview Absolute Hi-Time-Red, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont Junior Girls Showmanship: Addison Raber, Gridley Junior Boys Showmanship: Wyatt Zehr, Graymont Intermediate Girls Showmanship: Dawn Irwin, Beason Senior Girls Showmanship: Sarah Irwin, Beason Senior Boys Showmanship: Todd Irwin, Beason

Heart of Illinois District Show Grand Champions

Heart of Illinois Junior Girls Showmanship 3rd Ashlyn Kratochvil, 2nd Rosalee Zehr, 1st Addison Raber

Heart of Illinois Junior Boys Showmanship

1st Wyatt Zehr, 2nd Jacob Raber, 3rd Jacob Bressner

NORTHWEST • Date & Location: June 30, Freeport, IL • Judge: Rick Thompson, Darlington, WI • Junior Champion: Mil-R-Mor Raider Reydessa, Mil-R-Mor, Orangeville • Reserve Junior Champion: Erbacres Liberty Bell, Payton Erbsen, Lanark • Intermediate Champion & Champion Bred & Owned: Steffes Fever Joy, Darcy Steffes, Elizabeth • Grand & Senior Champion: O-C-E-C Toystory Fenway-ET, Lila Sloan, Davis • Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: RJR Aftershock Destiny-ET, Darcy Steffes, Elizabeth • Junior Girls Showmanship: Delana Erbsen • Junior Boys Showmanship: Nevin Erbsen • Intermediate Girls Showmanship: Kaylen Miller • Int. Boys Showmanship: Jared Dickman • Senior Boys Showmanship: Payton Erbsen

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ILLINOIS STATE FAIR OPEN SHOW

August 21, 2015 路 Springfield, IL 路 Judge: Molly Sloan, Columbus, WI

Reserve Junior Champion & Land of Lincoln Junior Champion Six-Illini Bro Ante-Up, Caitlin & Blake Meyer Junior Champion - Oeh-My Dickey Eden, Golden Oaks Farm

Grand Champion, Senior Champion & Land of Lincoln Champion Team Durham Morgan-ET, Team Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion & Reserve Senior Champion Rock Home Goldwyn Allana, Rosalee & Wyatt Zehr & Jeff Koster

Junior Champioin: Oeh-My Dickey Eden, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL Reserve Junior & Land of Lincoln Junior Champion: Six-Illini Bro Ante-Up, Caitlin & Blake Meyer, Manteno, IL Reserve Land of Lincoln Junior Champion: Zehrview Lassiden Delightful, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont, IL Intermediate, Land of Lincoln Intermediate & Reserve Land of Lincoln Grand Champion: Lindale Gold Chip Dani, Jeff Drendel & Gary McCarthy, Hampshire, IL Reserve Intermediate Champion: Arethusa Sid Tess, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL Land of Lincoln Reserve Intermediate Champion: Schaufine Giv Atwood Lala, Schaufine Farms, Greenville, IL Grand, Senior & Land of Lincoln Champion: Team Durham Morgan-ET, Team Holsteins, Hampshire, IL Reserve Grand and Reserve Senior Champion: Rock Home Goldwyn Allana, Rosalee & Wyatt Zehr & Jeff Koster, Graymont, IL Reserve Land of Lincoln Senior Champion: Bluff-Ridge Bones Dolce, Bluff-Ridge Farm, Arrowsmith, IL Spring Calf (12) 1. Holbric Dickey Analee-ET, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard, IL 2. Zehr-JMK Damion Amarillo, Rosalee & Wyatt Zehr & Jeff Koster, Graymont, IL 3. Zehrview Ability Dixie, Wyatt Zehr, Graymont, IL

Summer Yearling (10) 1. Zehrview Lassiden Delightful, Roaslee Zehr, Graymont, IL 2. B-J-Grove McQueen Rainbow, B-J-Grove Holsteins, Mulberry Grove, IL 3. OCD Atwood Sophia-ET, Dylan Reed, Vandalia, IL

Winter Calf (21) 1. Six-Illini Bro Ante-Up, Caitlin & Blake Meyer, Manteno, IL 2. Cross-Wake More Annalyse-ET, Holly Wakeley, Rockford, IL 3. Zehrview Revolver Sport, Wyatt Zehr, Graymont, IL

Spring Yearling (12) 1. Oeh-My Dickey Eden, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL 2. Stranshome Dundee Anna, Tyler Carter, Greenville, IL 3. Q-Cove-W-JK-C Atwood Fianna, Wyatt Zehr, Graymont, IL

Fall Calf (14) 1. Carters-Corner Wbrook Reese, Tyler Carter, Greenville, IL 2. BJ Grove Farve Jackie, B-J-Grove Holsteins, Mulberry Grove, IL 3. Comestar Camely Goldwyn, Cailtlin & Blake Meyer & Avery Eaton, Manteno, IL

Winter Yearling (3) 1. Rolling Lawns Balti Bolero, Rolling Lawns Farm, Greenville, IL 2. Zehrview Absolute Hi Time-RED, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont, IL 3. Net-A-Way Raimund Pharah, Eric & Cynthia Netemeyer, Okawville, IL

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Fall Yearling (5) 1. Precious GoldChip Bonita, Precious Holsteins, Mulberry Grove, IL 2. B-J-Grove G-Chip Reilynn, B-J-Grove Holsteins, Mulberry Grove, IL 3. Butlerview GC Wisdom-ET, Dylan Reed, Vandalia, IL Junior 2-Year-Old (5) 1. Arethusa Sid Tess, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL 2. WR Zehr EV Chaos Chilli, Roaslee Zehr, Graymont, IL 3. Holbric Limocar Analis, Adam & Morgan Olbrich, Harvard, IL Senior 2-Year-Old (15) 1. Schaufine GW Atwood Lala, Schaufine Farms, Greenville, IL 2. Bluff-Ridge Goldwyn Jet-ET, Bluff Ridge Farm, Arrowsmith, IL 3. Buff-Ridge Dundee Danica, Bluff-Ridge Farm, Arrowsmith, IL Junior 3-Year-Old (8) 1. Lindale Gold Chip Dani, Jeff Drendel & Gary McCarthy, Hampshire, IL 2. Golden Oaks Black Chanel-ET, Golden Oaks, Wauconda, IL 3. Sooner Gold Chip Licorice, Erdman Dairy, Chenoa, IL Senior 3-Year-Old (11) 1. Jacobs Atwood Betsy-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL 2. Lylehaven Demp Gina, Erdman Dairy, Chenoa, IL 3. Irwindale Lauthority Ricki, Todd Irwin, Beason, IL continued on page 15 Fall 2015


continued from page 14 4-Year-Old (11) 1. Rock Home Goldwyn Allana, Rosalee & Wyatt Zehr & Jeff Koster, Graymont, IL 2. Farnear TBR American Red-ET, Telgmann Dairy, Strasburg, IL 3. Go-Sho Miss Independent-ET, Tessa & Stella Schmocker, Whitewater, WI 5-Year-Old (9) 1. Bluff-Rdige Bones Dolce, Bluff-Ridge Farm. Arrowsmith, IL

2. Holbric Destry Analiese, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard, IL 3. Lochdale Shaquille Missy-Red, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL Aged Cow (5) 1. Swanee Acres SD Jolly-Red, Jason Swanson, Capron, IL 2. Kagwick Durham Suzy, Lindale Holsteins, Hampshire, IL 3. Ludwigs-DG Goldwyn Ella-ET, Tony Netemeyer, Graymont, IL

125,000-Lbs. Cow (5) 1. Team Durham Morgan-ET, Team Holsteins, Hampshire, IL 2. Holbric Adventure-Red, Adam & Morgan Olbrich, Harvard, IL 3. Luck-E-JK Dundee Teaser-ET, Bluff-Ridge Farm, Arrowsmith, IL

ILLINOIS STATE FAIR JUNIOR SHOW August 19, 2015 路 Springfield, IL 路 Judge: Brian Kelroy, Fond du Lac, WI

Reserve Junior Champion - Holbric Dickey Analee, Morgan & Adam Olbrich Junior Champion - Zehrview Lassiter Delighted, Rosalee & Wyatt Zehr

Spring Heifer Calf (6) 1. Holbric Dickey Analee, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard, IL 2. Zehrview Acme Gabby, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont, IL 3. Zehrview Ability Dixie, Wyatt Zehr, Graymont, IL Winter Heifer Calf (11) 1. Zehrview Attic Rapport, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont, IL 2. Gueldener McCutchen Bling, Zachary Paul, Worden, IL 3. Zehrview Revolver Sport, Wyatt Zehr, Graymont, IL Fall Heifer Calf (13) 1. Zehrview Peaches Cream, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont, IL 2. Luck-E Atwood Ms Kipper, Dalton Engel, Galesburg, IL 3. Luck-E Malone Bamboo, Makanna Sabin, Walnut, IL Summer Yearling Heifer (6) 1. Zehrview Lassiden Delightful, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont, IL Page 15

Reserve Grand Champion - Irwindale Braxton Medusa, Sarah Irwin Grand Champion - Heinz-Hope AS Cupcake, Olivia Telgmann

2. R-Way Goldsun Betsy, Shae Ruppert, Heyworth, IL 3. Holbric Dickey Apple Pie, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard, IL Spring Yearling Heifer (5) 1. Holbric Little Dickey, Adam Olbrich, Harvard, IL 2. Q-Cove-W-JK-C Atwood Fianna, Wyatt Zehr, Graymont, IL 3. B-J-Grove Atwood Butterfly, Zachary Paul, Worden Winter Yearling Heifer (5) 1. Zehrview Absolute Hi Time-Red, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont, IL 2. Luck-E Buston Kikstrt, Katelyn Engel, Galesburg, IL 3. Zehrview Attic Mattie, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont, IL Fall Yearling Heifer (1) 1. R-Way Aftershock Alanis, Shae Ruppert, Heyworth, IL 2-Year-Old Cow (7) 1. Irwindale Braxton Medusa, Sarah Irwin,

Beason, IL 2. Zehrview Goldsun Girlfriend, Evan Young, Streator, IL 3. Dill View Atlantic Dede, Shelby Rose, Tremont, IL 3-Year-Old Cow (4) 1. Heinz-Hope AS Cupcake, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg, IL 2. Whitehead Baltimore Lingo, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg, IL 3. Schluter Sanchez Heidi-ET, Jordan Thorman, Macomb, IL 4-Year-Old Cow & Over (5) 1. Miss-Long-Green Alexsue, Macy Wendling, Altamont 2. Mil-R-Mor Atwood Fave, Austin Featherston, Chatham, IL 3. Probstland Sugar, Renee Probst, Wheeler, IL

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ILLINOIS STATE HOLSTEIN PICNIC

September 13, 2015 · Mulberry Grove, IL · Hosted by B-J-Grove Holsteins The 2015 Illinois State Holstein Picnic was held on September 13th at B-J-Grove Holsteins in Mulberry Grove. There were over 225 members and guests present. Attendees enjoyed the beautiful weather and kind hospitality of the Clanton families. A huge thank you to the Clanton families for hosting this year’s picnic! We appreciate all of the hard work that you put into everything. Also, thank you to Amy Ruppert for providing the photos from the State Picnic for the Herald!

DAIRY JUDGING GOLF OUTING June 5, 2015 · Savoy, IL

The 12th Illini Dairy Judging Team golf outing was held on June 5th at the University of Illinois Orange Course in Savoy. The event provided a way for University of Illinois alumnae and friends to get together and raise necessary funds for dairy judging team expenses, award scholarships to future Dairy Judging team members, and swap stories of the past. Twenty three teams completed the better ball scramble on a warm day in central Illinois. Midwest Dairy Association and the outing provided prizes. Jeff Butler (Butlerview Farm) sponsored the noon lunch Page 16

and George Kasbergen (Stone Ridge Dairy) sponsored the BBQ. Individuals and organizations also provided twenty-eight hole sponsors. Several Animal Sciences faculty participated in the outing (competing in the scramble or assisting in the outing). The winner of the better ball scramble first flight was the Erdman team. The winners of the 2nd and 3rd flights were Matt Heisner and Jeremy Huelsmann teams, respectively. The big winner was Chelsea Jean, receiving the $1000 Doug Geppert scholarship as a result of the outings. This year’s University of Illinois Dairy Judging outing raised over $13,000 to support judging team activities. The Cardinal/Cub tickets donated by Mike Turley were the big ticket item at the auction and were purchased by Edgar Busboom. Together, this auction and the silent auction grossed approximately $840. Mother Nature cooperated, and following the outing, approximately 140 individuals attended the pork chop BBQ prepared by Andy Buhr (Gifford State Bank) and Edgar and Kay Busboom and swapped stories with old friends. Committee members Steve Laesch, Jason and Tammy Oertal, Chris Kiem, Dan Hornickel, Gene McCoy, and HiDee Ekstrom would like to thank everyone for participating in this year’s outing. Mark your calendar as plans are underway for next year’s event planned for June 3, 2016. Watch for further details! Fall 2015


FROM THE NATIONAL BOARD_____________ Dear Holstein Breeders,

Middleton, Wis. During the once-a-year, opento-the public meeting, the service bureau for U.S. genetic evaluations will give updates on dairy cattle breeding research and its business activities. Specific topics will include: • Sire procurement after genomics • Importance of enhancing phenotypes in the genomic era • Genomics and breed composition • Using genomics as a management tool.

The Holstein Association USA board of directors last met at the 130th Annual meeting in St. Charles, Ill. For those who attended that convention, I think you would all agree that Illinois did a marvelous job hosting the annual gathering. Since that time, it has been largely business as usual for the Association. Our next board meeting is slated for Fresno, Calif., in November. Through July, Holstein Complete continues to show growth compared to the same time last year. There were 23,288 additional cows enrolled in the all-encompassing program to bring the total to 311,659 cows in 1,852 herds. Those herd totals were up as well over last year. Following a similar pattern, there were 30,804 additional cows in Tri-Star Premier bringing Holstein cows on the top plan to 360,764. Registrations also were four percent of pace with 218,790 animals registered.

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On the flip side, herd classifications and the SET program was slightly off last year’s trajectory, down 6 and 1 percent respectively. Transfers were down as well. For those who will be headed to Madison, Wis., for World Dairy Expo, you might want to arrive early for the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) industry meeting. It will take place on Tuesday, September 29 from 8:30 to 3:30 at the Madison Marriott West Hotel in

It is our pleasure to represent you on the national Holstein board. If you have questions or concerns, we’d appreciate hearing from you. We also congratulate Boyd Schaufelberger, a fellow Midwesterner, on being elected VicePresident. Your National Directors, Paul Buhr Dale Drendel Corey Geiger Mark Kerndt

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Nelson & Bonnie Heinzmann 618.226.2578 Aaron, Jenn, Lane, Brady & Samantha 618.781.7994

1099 E. Angle Road Dakota, IL 61018 815.821.3789 Dan 815.821.3344 Kyle 815.563.4511 Home Dan & Amber, Lance & Cynthia, Kyle and Brent

Po-Cop Holsteins Warren & Gail Pollard  Brent, Carrie & Ainsley 815-963-6156 815-621-8087-Brent cell 815-757-9201-Carrie cell 3088 Centerville Road  Rockford, IL 61102 pollard8@comcast.net

PROBSTLAND DAIRY

Joe & Inis Probst Toby, Margie, Holly, Katie, Marcus, Macy & Renee Phil, Angie, Megan, Lauren, Austin & Dalton 2817 E 1600th Ave, Wheeler, IL

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BOARD MEETING MINUTES May 29, 2015 - Bloomington, IL The Illinois Holstein Association Board of Directors was called to order at 12:55 p.m. on May 29, 2015 by President Brian Olbrich. Three staff, 2 guests, and 13 board members were present in a conference room at the IAA Building in Bloomington, Illinois. Roll was called by Secretary Tina Yagow and the directors were given a few minutes to read the typed minutes of the January meeting. Dale Drendel moved to approve the minutes, Aaron Heinzmann seconded, and the motion passed. Treasurer’s Report was given by Carol Jones and a motion to approve the report was made by Harvey Harpstrite, seconded by Joann Hartman and the motion carried. Holstein USA Report was given by Dale Drendel. Dale told us Holstein Complete herds have increased by 7%. Performance products and identifications have also increased. Holstein USA still looking for Field Representatives and have some new staff. The PDCA Calf Sale Report showed $58,850 for 29 head of Holsteins. June 5th is the Golf Outing at the U of I to help raise money for the Judging team and offer scholarships. Letters will be mailed to delegates and alternates endorsing Boyd Schaufelberger for Vice President of Holstein USA by State Secretary, Tina Yagow. Membership forms went out later than usual,

but are being returned at a steady pace and State Secretary Tina Yagow will send out a reminder in early June. In the past few years, we have held steady at just over 200 Junior members and around 500 Senior members. Members must pay dues by August 1st for their local club to get their portion of the dues payment. The 2015 State Show will be July 16 & 17 in Lincoln. Pat Conroy is judging the Open Show and Chris McCullough is judging the Junior Show. The 2015 State Picnic will be Sunday, September 13 at B-J Grove Holsteins (Clantons), Mulberry Grove 2015 State Sale will be October 24 at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere with a Board meeting the day before. Jason Swanson is the chairman and Eddie Bue is the co-chair for this year who will take over for next year. 2015 State Convention will be December 2&3 at the Parke Regency Hotel on the east side of Bloomington with a Futures Sale led by Larry Kleiner the afternoon of Dec. 2nd. Youth Committee Report by John Mitchell – about 15 Juniors will be team members at National Convention and there will be other juniors volunteering to work. The annual meeting to elect officers will be at State Show. They are looking at forming an advisory committee of a couple senior members and

the junior officers to keep meetings more efficient and organized. The Bylaws also need to be reviewed and revised as they are outdated. Juniors Connor Erbsen and Brock Irwin will be recognized at National Convention. Publications Report by Stephanie Stout the Spring Herald had 14 advertisers. The Summer Herald was sent to print a few days ago and should arrive in homes soon. There were 30 advertisers in the Summer issue. The Fall deadline is September 5th. Stephanie is learning the DreamWeaver program to update the website. 2015 National Convention report – Dale Drendel told us registrations are still coming in. Some of the tours are filling up. Over $150,000 has been raised and the Association is grateful to the clubs and individual members who have donated small and large amounts. The Trade Show has more than 25 booths reserved. A motion to adjourn was made by Joann Hartmann, seconded by Kasey Klein and the meeting was adjourned at 2:05 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Tina Yagow, Secretary

4-H DAIRY JUDGING CONTEST BOARD ATTENDANCE ________ The State 4-H Dairy Judging contest was held on August 22 at the Illinois State Fair with 51 4-H members participating. We had 34 in the Senior division and 17 in the Junior division. The 4-Hers judged 6 classes of dairy cattle; 4 cow classes and two heifer classes. The “Top 15” participants in the Senior division is based on the combination of their placing score and their oral reason scores. The “Top 9” participants in the Junior Division is based on their placing score only. SENIOR DIVISION TOP 15 1. Brock Irwin 2. Olivia Telgmann 3. Connor Erbsen 4. Kaylen Miller 5. T.J. Wingert 6. Jared Dickman 7. Alex Walden 8. Bria Koester 9. Riley Zettle 10. Sadie Ropp 11. Kaitlyn Johnsen 12. Amanda Ruhl 13. Alison Ruhl 14. Andrea Willing 15. Elizabeth Koester

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JUNIOR DIVISION TOP 9 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Tyler Bohnert Shana Lueking Briley Lenkaitis Drew Lueking Zachary Paul Ashley Hartman Brianna Paul Payton Erbsen Addison Raber

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Rock Island Clinton Saline Clinton Madison Monroe Madison Carroll Livingston

Congratulations to our Illinois 4-H Dairy Judging participants! Illinois Holstein Herald

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Senior Holstein Convention Registration December 1-3, 2015 Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center

1413 Leslie Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704  309-662-4300 Hosted by the Heart of Illinois Holstein Club  Co-Chairs: Carol Jones & Tricia Kilburn-Zehr

Schedule of Events Tuesday, December 1 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 2 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Registration and Silent Auction benefiting IJHA Hospitality room open Complimentary Breakfast (included with room rate) Registration open and Silent Auction benefiting IJHA Men’s Program - Hawthorne Room Round Table Discussion Women’s Program Tour of the David Davis Mansion - Lunch at the Ewing Mansion Men’s Luncheon Illinois Futures Sale - Hawthorne Room Convention Banquet and closing of Silent Auction benefiting IJHA Distinguished Service, Junior Breeder and Senior Breeder Awards announced Hospitality room open

Thursday, December 3 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.

Complimentary Breakfast (included with room rate) Annual Meeting Board Re-Organizational Meeting to follow --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2015 SENIOR HOLSTEIN CONVENTION REGISTRATION FORM

Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center 1413 Leslie Dr. Bloomington, IL 61704 Rooms are $109.00 plus tax. After November 1st room rate will be $129.00 plus tax. For reservations call: 309-662-4300, be sure to mention Illinois Holstein Association for the reduced rate. Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: __________________________

Email Address: __________________________________________________

MEAL TICKETS

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Thursday Banquet $30 $40 ____________ Choice #1 ______ Boneless Breast of Chicken stuffed with Boursin, Mozzarella Cheeses & Sun Dried Tomatoes Choice #2 ______ Char-Grilled Pork Medallions glazed with Apple & Sherry Sauce Total Enclosed

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Registration Forms must be received by November 1st, 2015 Mail Registration Forms to: Lynn & Mona Zehr, P.O. Box 146, Graymont, IL 61743 Email: lmzehr@frontiernet.net Make Checks Payable to: Heart of Illinois Holstein Club Illinois Holstein Herald

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JUNIOR JOURNEYS SUMMER MEETING MINUTES

On July 15, 2015, the Annual Illinois Junior Holstein Association Summer Meeting was held after the conclusion of the Illinois Holstein Dutchess Contest. President Emily Irwin called the meeting to order. The first order of business was to approve the March 2015 minutes that were printed in the Spring Illinois Holstein Herald. Katie Carlson moved to approve the minutes as printed in the Herald and Bailey Hart seconded. Next everyone was given a copy of the Treasurer’s Report to look over and approve. Morgan Olbrich moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report and Payton Erbsen seconded. Following this, the officers and advisors gave reports. Reporter Bailey Hart reported on the scrapbooks at National Holstein Convention. Vice President Dylan Reed reported on the Illinois Championship Junior Show the next day. And finally John Mitchell gave an Advisors Report congratulating everyone on the hard work that was put in at the National Holstein Convention as well as the Junior and Senior Quiz Bowl teams who are National Champions. Next we discussed old business. A few IJHA members spoke about some fun aspects to National Convention as well as how well we did as a state this year both in competition and hosting. We followed old business with new business. Brian Olbrich, the President of IHA, gave a

report. IHA proposed to reorganize IJHA to have officers plus 3 advisors, each have a 3 year term so 1 advisor goes off each year and add a new advisor each year. We plan to have executive committee meetings prior to regular Spring and Summer business meetings. Connor Erbsen moved to approve the change to IJHA, Morgan Olbrich seconded. We went on to the election of officers. Emily Irwin opened the floor for nominations. The officers for the 2015-2016 term is as follows: President- Emily Irwin, Vice President- Connor Erbsen, Secretary- Bailey Hart, TreasurerPayton Erbsen and Reporter- Brock Irwin. Bailey Hart then moved that Glen Meier, John Mitchell, and Payton Erbsen are the signatories on the treasurer’s account. Then the group proposed judges for State Show 2016. The judges that Connor will contact and report on at the next meeting are as follows: Chris Lahmers, Perry Phend, Brian Behnke, Chad Ryan and Lynn Harbaugh. Brock Irwin then moved to adjourn the meeting and Bailey Hart seconded. Meeting was adjourned. Respectfully submitted, Bailey Hart IJHA Secretary

JUNIOR REPORTER’S MESSAGE

Hello Juniors! As the summer comes to a close and the fall is upon us, I’d like to say congratulations to all the summer show champions. A huge congratulations goes out to the Junior and Senior Dairy Bowl teams that were Champions at the National Convention. Illinois Juniors were well represented this year in all the contests, in our home state! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped throughout the whole week: we couldn’t have had a successful convention without you! Dairy Bowlers, let’s start studying for next year, where the National Holstein Convention is in New York! I hope everyone has a great fall harvest, and good luck to those showing at the fall shows!

Brock Irwin

National Convention Results... EDITOR’S MESSAGE Winning Junior Dairy Bowl Team Connor Erbsen, Lane Heinzmann, Jared Dickman & Emma Carlson Winning Senior Dairy Bowl Team Dylan Reed, Emily Irwin, Ryan Sheehan & Sarah Duncan

2015 - 2016 OFFICERS & ADVISOR TEAM President: Emily Irwin Vice President: Connor Erbsen Secretary: Bailey Hart Treasurer: Payton Erbsen Reporter: Brock Irwin Adult Advisor: Glen Meier Phone: 815-235-7596 / 815-233-2407 Adult Advisor: John Mitchell Phone: 815-703-5614 Make sure to check the Illinois Holstein website www.illinoisholsteins.com and Facebook pages for up-to-date information on all Junior activities!

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Dairy Bowl Coaches John Mitchell, Glen & Becky Meier Prepared Public Speaking Brock Irwin - 2nd Intermediate Scrapbook Awards 2nd Scrapbook 5th Digital Scrapbook National Young Distinguished Junior Member Finalists Connor Erbsen & Brock Irwin Congratulations Illinois Juniors on your National Awards and THANK YOU for all of your help with the 2015 National Convention!

Regardless of how many cows we have, how old we are or what state we live in, our love for the Holstein cow is a strong bond that ties us all together. There were so many highlights from the convention, but one of my favorites is that no matter who you walked up to, you already had something in common and something to talk about. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at the National Holstein Convention this year and you were able to leave with a few new Holstein friends! Congratulations to our Illinois Juniors on your tremendous success and congratulations to Boyd Schaufelberger on being selected as the new Holstein Association USA Vice-President! Also, thank you to everyone that helped make this an event to remember for years to come! Wishing you a safe harvest!

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