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Holstein Herald

Summer 2017

National DJM Semi-Finalist Emily Irwin National YDJM Finalist Payton Erbsen

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2017 JUNIOR SPRING THING

The Top 10 Junior Dairy Bowl contestants (L-R back) Briley Lenkaitis, Lila Sloan, Taylor Huels, Brady Heinzmann, Payton Erbsen, (L-R front) Justin Irwin, Delana Erbsen, Allyson Aves, Magen Busker, Lars Carlson

Dairy Jeopardy Junior Winners 1st Lila Sloan, 2nd Delana Erbsen, 3rd Alaina Dinderman

Speech Contest Participants Senior - 1st Brock Irwin, 2nd Morgan Olbrich Intermediate - 1st Emily Sheehan Junior - 1st Samantha Heinzmann, 2nd Justin Irwin, 3rd Magen Busker Illinois Holstein Herald

The Top 10 Senior Dairy Bowl contestants (L-R back) Morgan Olbrich, Riley Zettle, Charlie Elliott, Connor Erbsen, Lane Heinzmann, (L-R front) Emma Carlson, Brock Irwin, Julia Mitchell, Jordon Oellerich, Jared Dickman

Dairy Jeopardy Intermediate Winners 1st Jared Dickman, 2nd Connor Erbsen, 3rd Emma Carlson

Dairy Jeopardy Senior Winners 1st Emily Irwin, 2nd Brock Irwin, 3rd Carlie Elliott

Poster Contest Creative - Junior - 1st Ashtyn Martin Scientific - Intermediate - 1st Addie Raber

Kyle Mitchell Dairy Bowl Awards Senior - Riley Zettle Junior - Brady Heinzmann Page 3


ILLINOIS HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION_ ___________ Officers

Directors - Term Expires 2017

President................................................................................................................Jason Oertel 32633 Delhi Rd., Brighton, IL 62012; 618/779-9060; jtoertel@sbcglobal.net Vice-President............................................................................................................ Ed Smith 43386 N. Scott St., Antioch, IL 60002; 847/372-0602; ed.pat@att.net Treasurer................................................................................................................. Carol Jones 116 W 10th St., Gridley, IL 61744; 815/848-1500; skipcarolj@gmail.com Secretary........................................................................................................ Tina Hall-Yagow 920 N 14th St., Rochelle, IL 61068; 815/757-0852; ilholsteinsecretary@gmail.com

Clinton .................................................................. Aaron Heinzmann, Carlyle Effingham ...................................................................... Toby Probst, Wheeler Heart of Illinois ...............................................Christy O’Connor, Kankakee McHenry-Lake ........................................... Ethan Heinzmann, Wauconda Mississippi-Valley ............................ Herb Schmiedeskamp, Camp Point Southern ...................................................... Norbert Hasheider, Okawville

618/781-7994 217/925-5459 815/530-0331 847/224-7861 217/593-6668 618/243-6312

Directors - Term Expires 2018

Executive Members Howard Dust ............................................................................................................. Effingham 18246 N. 600th St., Shumway, IL 62461; 217/663-2395; howard.dust@yahoo.com Aaron Heinzmann..........................................................................................................Clinton 17645 Coles Creek Rd., Carlyle, IL 62231; 618/226-3606; aaronheinzmann@gmail.com Herb Schmiedeskamp..............................................................................Mississippi-Valley 2328 N. 1700th Pl., Camp Point, IL 62320; 217/242-3920; sunhi7777@yahoo.com Jerry Smith ................................................................................................................ Northwest 9808 Farm School Rd., Davis, IL 61019; 815/865-5683; clearfield53@hotmail.com Past President - Brian Olbrich................................................................... McHenry-Lake 1318 Rte. 23, Harvard, IL 60033; 815/482-7426; holbricholsteins@hotmail.com

Illinois Holstein Herald Editor & Webmaster Stephanie Hammerly

Boone-Winnebago ........................................... Aaron Mitchell, Winnebago Gateway .....................................................Bruce Clanton, Mulberry Grove Mississippi-Valley .................................................... Jeff Thorman, Macomb Northwest ....................................................................... John Erbsen, Lanark Northwest ............................................................................Jerry Smith, Davis Tri-County .............................................................................. Ray Hess, Genoa

Directors - Term Expires 2019 Effingham ................................................................ Howard Dust, Shumway 217/663-2395 Lincolnland ........................................................... Kasey Klein, Champaign 217/714-1186 Tri-County ..................................................................Richard Meier, Beecher 708/946-6417

PO Box 813, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 · 608/732-2757 · briardesigns@gmail.com

Holstein Association USA Directors Boyd Schaufelberger, Vice-President 1254 IL Route 127, Greenville, IL 62246 · 618/664-2576 · schaufine@att.net Dale Drendel 15N057 Walker Road, Hampshire, IL 60140 · 815/766-0326 · ddrendel@fvi.net

815/585-2785 618/292-3368 309/769-5494 815/275-4990 815/865-5683 815/751-3301

Junior Officers Northwest ................................................................. Connor Erbsen, Lanark 815/275-9138 Northwest ................................................................... Payton Erbsen, Lanark 815/493-2331

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

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Flat-Net Dairy Fruendly-Acres Glendell H. Farms, Ltd. Glenkeen Holsteins Golden Oaks Farm Heinz-Hope Farm Holbric Holsteins Hunter Haven Farms, Inc. Irwindale Holsteins J-Maker Dairy Farm K-J Holsteins K-Lane Farms Kaco-Vu Kochnook Farm Koester Dairy Laeschway Dairy Lenkaitis Holsteins

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Luck-E Holsteins Lucky-King Holsteins 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 Probstland Dairy R-Homestead Farm R-Vision Holsteins Ravendale Farm

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Red Carpet Holsteins Roblee Farms Rolling Lawns Farms Rotesown Schaufine Farms Select Sires Shannondoah Holsteins Smith, Ed Stone Ridge Sunshine Genetics Thorman Dairy Farm Von-View Dairy Farm Wildvale Reg. Holsteins Will-Can-Do Holsteins Winter Dairy Farm Zehrview Holsteins

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FEATURES_____________________ Advertisers.....................................................................................................................4 Calendar..........................................................................................................................5 District News.................................................................................................................8 Dutchess Domain........................................................................................................6 Editor’s Message....................................................................................................... 18 From the President.....................................................................................................6 Illinois All-American Red & White Results.....................................................6,19 Illinois Championship Show....................................................................... 5,16-17 Illinois Holstein Futurity............................................................................................7

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Junior News................................................................................................3,11-13,18 Junior Officers & Advisor Team............................................................................18 Junior Reporter’s Message....................................................................................18 Midwest Spring National Shows........................................................................... 7 National Board Update............................................................................................. 8 National YDJM Finalist..................................................................................... 14-15 Obituaries...................................................................................................................... 5 Sale Reports......................................................................................................... 18-19

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Illinois Holstein Board Meeting 2017 National Holstein Convention, Bellevue, WA Illinois Holstein Dutchess Contest, Bloomington, IL Illinois Championship Jr. Holstein Show, Bloomington, IL Judge: Perry Phend, Osseo, WI Illinois Holstein Championship Show, Bloomington, IL Judge: Molly Sloan, Columbus, WI Fall Herald & Midwest Holsteins Advertising Deadline World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI Winter Herald Advertising Deadline

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ON THE COVER_______________ Featured on the cover of this issue are (left) 2017 National Distinguished Junior Member Semi-Finalist, Emily Irwin, Belvidere, and 2017 National Young Distinguished Junior Member Finalist, Payton Erbsen, Lanark. We are proud of our Illinois Juniors receiving these prestigious National Junior Holstein awards! Emily Irwin starts her DJM story with, “As a little 8 year old eager for my first year of 4-H and a calf of my very own to show, my parents gave me a calf which I affectionately named Princess. When I received R-Vision Dundee Princess, I became more interested in helping out around the farm and getting involved in the Junior Holstein Association.” She closes her story with, “As the end of my junior Holstein career quickly approaches, I realize my experiences with the Holstein Cow and the Holstein Association have been instrumental in forming who I am today and the future that I plan to pursue. I love being a part of the dairy industry, and I am thrilled to be Illinois’ DJM!” Read Emily’s story on pages 42 & 43 of the Midwest Holsteins section. Payton Erbsen’s YDJM story starts with, “Growing up I have always wanted to be a dairyman just like my dad and attempt to fill his shoes. However, at fifteen I didn’t realize that I would have to fill his shoes so soon. Thirty-five years of wear and tear caused my dad to have his second hip replacement on November 28, 2016. This is when I found myself walking in his shoes.” Read more about Payton on pages 14 & 15.

Volume 79, Number 2

Summer 2017

Illinois Holstein Herald is published four times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter) by the Illinois Holstein Association. Subscriptions for members are included as part of the annual membership dues; $20 per year for non-members. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Illinois Holstein Herald, Stephanie Hammerly, PO Box 813, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. This issue of the Illinois Holstein Herald was sent to the printer May 19, 2017

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Monday, July 17th Set-up is allowed after 12 p.m. Tuesday, July 18th Cattle may arrive no earlier than 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 19th Exhibitor Meeting at 1 p.m. Cattle must be checked in by 2 p.m. Illinois Holstein Dutchess & Little Miss Holstein 5 p.m. Thursday, July 20th Illinois Holstein Dutchess Crowning 8:30 a.m. Showmanship Contest Illinois Championship Junior Show Friday, July 21st Illinois Championship Holstein Show 8:30 a.m. Illinois Holstein 2-yr-old & 5-yr-old Futurity Cattle must be off the grounds by 6 p.m.

________________________OBITUARIES Giuseppe “Joe” Vitale

Giuseppe “Joe” Vitale, 73, of Dixon, died Friday, March 17, 2017, at Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon. He was the owner of Joe’s Pizza in Dixon and was a dairy farmer since 1985. Joe was born on November 10, 1943, in Cinisi, Pr. Palermo, Sicily, the son of Vincenzo and Calogera (Gaglio) Vitale. He married Darlene Lonegra on July 14, 1966 in LaSalle. Joe was a member of the Illinois Holstein Association and Northwest Illinois Holstein Association. He enjoyed his cows and gardening. Joe is survived by his wife Darlene Vitale of Dixon; one son, Vincenzo Vitale of Dixon; two daughters, Carolina (Norm Rice) Vitale of Dixon; Marguerita (Todd) Attig of Dixon; two sisters, Lucia (Giacomo Vitale Palazzolo, Giuseppa Vitale; one brother, Nunzio (Anna) Vitale; and two grandchildren, Dalton and Devin Attig. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Maria Vitale; two sisters, Fara and Calogera Vitale; and one brother, Salvatore Vitale. A memorial has been established at Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon.

M. Bonita Oertel

M. Bonita Oertel, 69 of Brighton, died at 11:46 P.M. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on February 4, 1948 in Ft. Knox, Kentucky to the late Guy Eldon & Pauline M. (Chadwick) Baker of Bunker Hill, Illinois. Bonita married L. Frank Oertel on June 14, 1969 in Brighton. Frank survives and resides in Brighton. She was a registered nurse working at St. Joseph’s Hospital (Alton), Christian Northeast Hospital & Alton Memorial Hospital. Besides her husband and mother, survivors include 1 daughter; Jenny (Mike) Gargac of Godfrey, 1 son; Jason (Tammy) Oertel of Brighton, 5 grandchildren; Alex, Tatiana & Wil Gargac, Tyson & Shelby Oertel, 2 brothers; Bart (Annette) Baker of Shipman, Dr. Timothy Baker of West Lafayette, Indiana. Preceded in death by her father, 3 grandchildren; Abbey, Ellie & Aiden Gargac In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a Nursing Scholarship to be established with the Southwestern School Foundation for Educational Excellence. Page 5


FROM THE PRESIDENT Hello everyone, Normally I try to hit on the highlights of the happenings of IL Holstein and try to pump you up on the upcoming events and I would imagine that I will hit a few of those topics before I’m done with this message. However I’m thinking challenges, that will be my message for this quarter. As I look back at all of the things that have transpired since my last writing, I guess that challenges sums it up for me and I know that you have probably had your share too. First of all, I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone that had our family in your thoughts and prayers on the passing of my mother. She truly was an inspiration to our family and will sorely be missed. Obviously this posed a pretty significant challenge to our family, though I realize that we’re not the first family to suffer this loss, it was a life changing experience for me. Remember to tell your loved ones how you feel about them and don’t take a minute of life for granted, every day is a gift so don’t get too bogged down on the tough days. I know the weather has been another challenge for all of us here in Illinois this spring, dry, wet, really warm then cold, too wet dry again, too windy, severe storms, etc. I

hope everyone has ducked the worst of it. One thing that I know about the folks in the dairy industry, we just do what we have to do, one day at a time, march on. I have always noticed, both when we were milking and since we quit, dairy folk have a lot on their plate and have a unique ability to take on significant challenges and handle them efficiently. The dairy farmer sets a tremendous example for the rest of the world on how to deal with challenges on a daily basis. Good leaders have the ability to successfully negotiate challenges and one thing that we are blessed with here in IL is that we have tremendous leadership. I want to extend good luck to Boyd Schaufelberger in his bid for President of Holstein USA. That’s a big deal but we also have two candidates for the Holstein USA board of directors, Dale Drendel is seeking a second term as At-Large Director and Jerry Smith is running for director of District III. They will all be tremendous assets to the Association. In the coming months, there will likely be challenges, there will be successes and there will be some situations that didn’t quite work out quite like you planned but remember to keep the long-term vision clear in your head. Remember the lessons learned and make time for your family and friends. I have been reminded just how valuable they are. With challenges come opportunity, opportunity to learn, opportunity to succeed and opportunity to lead. I’m looking forward to seeing you all at the summer show!

ILLINOIS R&W ALL-AMERICANS

Pamprd-Acres AB Ivy-Red-ET

Unanimous All-American R&W Sr. 2-Yr-Old Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda

Miss Pottsdale Dfi Tang-Red Res. All-American R&W Sr. 2-Yr-Old Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda

Jason Oertel

DUTCHESS DOMAIN Hello Illinois Holstein Enthusiasts! I hope everyone is doing well and getting ready for an awesome summer! The rain has slowed us all down in the fields, but before you know it, the fields will be dry and we will be looking for another inch or two of rain. With summer in mind, I am excited to be going to National Holstein Convention in Seattle this year, and I am also really looking forward to the summer shows. At the State Show, I will conclude my responsibilities as your Holstein Dutchess, as I pass the baton to the next lucky, young woman to hold this honor. It’s hard to believe that we are already at this point in the year. I have a bittersweet feeling writing my final Dutchess Domain. I have been proud to represent the animal we all know and love, the Holstein cow, and the wonderful people who have dedicated their lives to dairy farming. I am very thankful that my parents encouraged me to run for Holstein Dutchess. It has been an eye-opening and rewarding experience. Page 6

This experience has given me the confidence to talk about the dairy industry, share my story, and give me more opportunities to strike up conversations than I used to. My suggestion to all the young women that are hesitant to run for Dutchess, is “just do it!” Don’t look back! As I said before, this title has given me opportunities, courage, and a deeper appreciation for the Holstein industry. Thank you, Illinois, for a tremendous year!

Morgan Olbrich

Mapel Wood RR Radiance-Red-ET Res. All-American R&W 4-Yr-Old Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda

Cleland Advnt Alexia-Red-ET

Unanimous All-American R&W 125,000 Lb. Cow All-American Sr. Best 3 Females Unanimous All-American Produce of Dam Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda Summer 2017


MIDWEST SPRING NATIONAL RED & WHITE SHOW April 28, 2017, Madison, Wisconsin, Paul Trapp, Judge

Senior & Grand Champion: Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, Milk Source Genetics, WI Res. Senior & Res. Grand Champion: Underwood Dusk Jazz-Red, Milk Source Genetics, Wi HM Grand & Intermediate Champion: Miss Pottsdale Dfi Tang-Red, Golden Oaks Farm, IL Res. Intermediate Champion: Ms-Aol Cntndr Rookie-Red-ET, Stransky & T&L Cattle, MN HM Intermediate Champion: Ms-Aol Cntndr Revive-Red-ET, P, A, K & L Fairbanks, IL Champion Bred & Owned: Kamps-Hollow Asenora-Red-ET, Jordyn Kamps, WI Junior Champion: Siemers Dft Gifted-Red-ET, J, J, C & L Siemers, WI Res. Junior Champion: Glad-Ray-K BW Aleen-Red, B, B & R Vandoske, WI Winter Heifer Calf 7. Bluff-Ridge Def Rose-Red, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith, IL Senior 2-Year-Old Cow 8. Steffes Axford Cinnamint-Red, Darcy Steffes, Elizabeth, IL

Junior 3-Year-Old Cow 2. Ms-Aol Cntndr Revive-Red-ET, P, A, K & L Fairbanks, Wauconda, IL Senior 3-Year-Old Cow 1. Miss Pottsdale Dfi Tang-Red, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL

Miss Pottsdale Dfi Tang-Red EX-92 HM Grand & Intermediate Champion R&W & B&W Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL

MIDWEST SPRING NATIONAL HOLSTEIN SHOW April 29, 2017, Madison, WI, Chad Ryan, Judge

Senior & Grand Champion: Lovhill Braxton Funky-ET, Stransky, MN Res. Senior, Res. Grand Champion & Champion Bred & Owned: Duckett Ross Pamela, M & J Duckett, WI HM Grand Champion & Intermediate Champion: Miss Pottsdale Dfi Tang-Red, Golden Oaks Farm, IL HM Senior Champion: Roggua Atwood Elize, Brennan Woker, IL Res. Intermediate Champion: Duckett Sid Tizz-ET, M & J Duckett, WI Junior Champion: Petitclerc McCutchen Sky, Norm Nabholz, IA Res. Junior Champion & Junior Champion-Junior Show: Still-Volk Solomon Flo, Olivia Decker, IA Senior & Grand Champion-Junior Show: Cowpens Esperanza Estel, H & T Morrison, MN Res. Senior & Res. Grand Champion-Junior Show: Erbacres Atwood Divinity-ET, Connor & Nathan Erbsen, IL Intermediate Champion-Junior Show: Hillpine DS Night Moves, Megan Lauber, WI Res. Intermediate Champion-Junior Show: Ms CD-Roth Atwood Juliet, Rachel Hellenbrand, WI Res. Junior Champion-Junior Show: Petitclerc Atwood Spoutnik-ET, Noah Bilz, WI Fall Heifer Calf 3. Poly-Kow Solomon Actress, Franchise, Moser & Polikowsky, Tremont, IL Summer Yearling Heifer 10. Bluff-Ridge Dickey Dior, Kelly O’Connor, Arrowsmith, IL Spring Yearling Heifer 5. Bluff-Ridge BW Bunny, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith, IL Winter Yearling Heifer 2. Bluff-Ridge Sid Strawberry, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith, IL 9. Cross-Jen McCutchen Justice, Josh Wakeley, Rockford, IL Junior 2-Year-Old Cow 6. Steffes Gldchp Blue Diamond, Darcy Steffes, Elizabeth, IL Senior 3-Year-Old Cow 1. Miss Pottsdale Dfi Tang-Red, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL 10. Holbric Spa Crown, Mark Olbrich, Harvard, IL Aged Cow 3. Erbacres Atwood Divinity, Connor & Nathan Erbsen, Lanark, IL 4. Roggua Atwood Elize, Brennan Woker, Greenville, IL 150,000 Lb. Cow 1. Ludwigs-DG Goldwyn Emmy-ET, Justin Powell, Tremont, IL Illinois Holstein Herald

Erbacres Atwood Divinity EX-94 Res. Senior & Res. Grand Champion-Junior Show Connor & Nathan Erbsen, Lanark, IL

Congratulations to the Illinois Exhibitors at this year’s Midwest Spring Shows!

IL HOLSTEIN FUTURITY Futurity entries are due July 1st for all cows. Futurity Nomination Form illinoisholsteins.com/calendar/futurity/ Futurity entries are due July 1 for all cows. The 2, 3 and 4-year-old fee is $12, the 5-year-old fee is $26. 3-year-olds are eligible for a lump sum fee of $36 with no other fees needed to be paid prior to showing. If you have a 3-year-old that has not been entered in the past, you may “catch her up” for the 5-year-old show for $69 (future fees are necessary for showing). Please use the online form to nominate the 2018 2-year-old futurity animals born between September 2015 and August 2016. All animals sold in a state sponsored sale will have their $3 fee paid with the exception of those animals sold in the NW Sizzler Sale. Check payment is required for this form to be complete. Information on payment will be returned after the form is submitted. Name is the only required field on this form. A new form is needed with each animal. You may visit the submitted animals at any time using this form. Save the link information for future reference. Contact ilfuturity@gmail.com with any questions. Page 7


FROM THE NATIONAL BOARD_ DISTRICT NEWS Dear Holstein Breeders, Holstein USA held its March board meeting on March 30th and 31st in Brattleboro, VT. Prior to the board meeting, the Audit Committee met at the Hartford airport. They reviewed the audit report ending December 31, 2016. HAUSA has a very strong financial position. At the board meeting, a report from the Show Committee approved the judges list and the nationally recognized shows. The performance review of the 2016 business plan was also discussed. Activities and performance followed the trends that developed throughout the year. Participation in Holstein Complete is continuing to increase as more members see its benefits. The IT rebuild continues to be a “work in progress”. Every effort is being made to make this update beneficial to all parties – breeders, field staff, and office staff. This is truly a team effort! The Nominating Committee nominated Boyd Schaufelberger for President. Candidates for Vice-President: John Bierbaum, Minnesota, Jim Burdette, Pennsylvania, and Corey Geiger, Wisconsin. Region Three nominees are Gerald Smith, Illinois, and Steve Moff, Ohio. Dale Drendel, Illinois, is running for his second term as director-at-large. A By-Law amendment will be presented at the 2017 National Convention concerning animals

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who are located in or who are imported from countries without an official herd book. For more information before the annual meeting, contact your local board member. Complete results will be given after the convention. Looking to the future, the board and staff continue to discuss the project, “Holstein USA ,Inc. . 2030 and Beyond”. It is obvious that our national association, as indeed, the entire dairy industry, will look very different in the future. This discussion helps us think ahead with an open mind and prepare for the future. As always, your input is very welcome!

Your National Directors, Paul Buhr Dale Drendel Mark Kerndt Boyd Schaufelberger, Vice-President

Congratulations to Albert and Mary Etta Lenkaitis who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in June. Sarah and Andy Lenkaitis are in the midst of plans to install a robotic milking system. Congratulations and best wishes to Brittany and Nate Hill. Their son, Cole Anthony, was born on December 6, 2016, at 24 weeks. Cole has progressed very well and is now over 10 pounds. Brittany and Nate recently returned home from California to farm with Nate’s parents, Barbara and Brian Hill. They moved to a robotic milking system last fall.

Sincerely, Linda Drendel, Reporter

Do you have District News to include? Send by September 5th for the Fall issue

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LYONDEN FARM

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JUNIOR BOARD MEETING

Junior Spring Thing Meeting Minutes The annual meeting of the Illinois Junior Holstein Association was held at the Chateau Bloomington Hotel in Bloomington, Illinois on Sunday, February 26, 2017. President Connor Erbsen called the meeting to order at 9:20 A.M. Lila Sloan gave the Treasurer’s report. The junior current balance last year from April through December was $15,946.38. The current balance from this year is $975.00. Brock Irwin gave the Reporter’s report. The paper scrapbook was second at the national competition in New York. The digital scrapbook placed first. VicePresident Payton Erbsen gave his report on the Illinois Championship Holstein Show. John Mitchell gave his advisor’s report and talked about last year’s national convention. Brock Irwin was the Intermediate speech winner; Emily Irwin was second in senior jeopardy. Also the DJM and YDJM deadlines have been moved to January 1. Now onto old business. The Spring Thing report was given by the spring thing committee, which was comprised of Ellie Lenkaitis and Julie Mitchell. Payton Erbsen talked about the last State Show, which was held on July 22. The judge was Chris Lahmers and there were 76 head shown. We also talked about a few changes

in the bylaws that will be sent out in the summer edition of the Herald and voted on at the July meeting. Onto new business and fundraisers to raise money for national convention. Conner Erbsen, Payton Erbsen, and Jared Dickman volunteered to be on the committee to organize the worker’s auction at state show. Riley Zettle and Jared Dickman are on the committee to get donations. We also talked about doing silent auctions and barn quilts. We also talked about possibly doing a new fundraiser of selling Bonnie Mohr note cards. Delana Erbsen and Riley Zettle volunteered to be on the committee to organize this new fundraiser. National convention will be in Bellevue, Washington from June 28 – July 1. Each participant will be asked to raise $250 along with the $300 fee. It will cost approximately $1,200 - $1,300 per person for the trip. Next Payton Erbsen talked about the plans for the 2017 State Show. Perry Fen will be the judge. Also the Junior Association will now follow the rules of the Senior Association regarding how many animals you must show at your district show and state show. You must show the same number of animals at both shows but you can substitute as many animals as you would like. Also there will be no dry cows shown at the

show this year. The show will be held July 19 – 21. The final order of new business was to formulate a committee to plan next years Spring Thing. Emily Sheehan, Lila Sloan, and Briley Lenkaitis volunteered to be on this committee. Emily Irwin was recognized as being the DJM contestant and Payton and Nathan Erbsen were recognized as being the YDJM contestants. Thank you letters were made up to be written after the meeting. Officer elections were last on the agenda. Officer slate as follows: President – Connor Erbsen; Vice-President - Payton Erbsen; Secretary - Lane Heinzmann; Treasurer – Lila Sloan; Reporter – Brock Irwin. Charlie Elliot made the motion to white ballot the election. Jared Dickman seconded the motion. Unanimous vote was cast to close the election. Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Morgan Olbrich and seconded by Dylan Housingay at 10:00 A.M. Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted, Lane Heinzmann Illinois Junior Holstein Secretary

2017 STATE 4-H CONTESTS

4-H Superior Young Dairy Producer Contest - August 19, 2017 - Springfield, IL

This is a great opportunity to win a $1,000.00 scholarship and have fun doing it at the Illinois State Fair. Eligibility: MUST be a current Illinois 4-H member and MUST be currently enrolled in a dairy project in their local 4-H club and MUST be 14 years or older, as of January 1, 2017, to be eligible to participate in the 2017 Illinois State Fair Superior Young Dairy Producer Award program. Remember, you do not need to be a State Fair Junior dairy exhibitor to participate. Awards: The top 3 youth with the highest point scores in the total contest will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship and plaque. A plaque will also be presented to each of the “top three” phase winners in the individual phase competitions. All participants will be recognized and the overall winners will be announced on Saturday afternoon, August 19th, following the contest. Contest Format: The contest will be held at the Illinois State Fair in the Livestock Center on August 19th, with registration from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. 8:40 a.m. - Phase 1 - Management Test: A 25 question written test relating to any aspects of dairy management and related facts. Study resources include 4-H dairy project manuals and the dairy portions of Livestock E-Quiz (both dairy levels) located on the web site at: http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/equiz/. 9:00 a.m. - Phase 2 - Skillathon: This will involve a series of three learning stations with specific tasks and questions for participants to answer, such as “identifying dairy feeds”, “identifying dairy equipment”, and “herd health” or “dairy management”. 10:00 a.m. - Phase 3 - Dairy Judging: 6 classes will be placed by the participants. Oral reasons are not part of this contest. This program is coordinated and conducted by Dave Fischer, U of I Extension Dairy Educator-Retired. Registration forms are available at your county Extension Office or Dave Fischer via e-mail at dfischer@illinois.edu. Registrations are due to Dave Fischer, 901 Oak Hill St., Trenton, IL 62293 prior to the IL State Fair SYDPA contest. Entry form can be found on the Illinois Holstein website at www.illinoisholsteins.com.

2017 State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest - August 19, 2017 - Springfield, IL

The Illinois 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 in the Livestock Center at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Illinois. This is the State 4-H Dairy Contest and any 4-H member is welcome to participate. All contestants must be current 4-H members. Contestants are not required to be enrolled in a dairy project. Contestant registration is to be made on the day of the contest at the State Fair. Registration will be from 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. in the Livestock Center (open show ring) on the IL State Fairgrounds. The contest will begin at 10:00 a.m. on August 19, 2017. There will be six (6) classes of cows and heifers selected from various dairy breeds at the Illinois State Fair. All 4-H contestants will be scored as a Junior Division (13 years of age and younger as of January 1, 2017) or Senior Division (14 years and older as of January 1, 2017) participant. All participants will be invited to present oral reasons following the contest but it is not mandatory. Contestants in the Junior Division will be encouraged and offered the opportunity to give one set of written or oral reasons on a cow class. The Junior contestants can read or recite from memory their reasons. HOWEVER, contestants in the Senior Division who will be considered for selection to the State 4-H Team will be required to give two sets of oral reasons on cow classes. The state 4-H dairy cattle judging team will be selected from participants in this contest. To be eligible for selection, members must have been 14 years of age and not older than 18 years of age as of January 1, 2017. The selected 2017 Illinois 4-H Dairy Judging Team will participate at the National Contest in Madison, Wisconsin on October 2, 2017.

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ILLINOIS JUNIOR HOLSTEIN ASSOC. BYLAWS CONSTITUTION ARTICLE I The name of this organization shall be the ILLINOIS JUNIOR HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION. ARTICLE II Section 1 - Section 2 -

The location of the club shall be Illinois. The post office address shall be that of the current secretary of the Senior Club. ARTICLE III Objectives

Section 1 - The purpose of the club shall be: First To promote greater interest among young people in registered Holstein cattle and to help promote the activities of groups working with Registered Holstein cattle. Second To conduct activities and educational programs designed to offer Junior members of Registered Holsteins increased opportunities for personal and financial success. Third To become, in conjunction with local junior clubs, an integral part of the Illinois Holstein Association. It shall be the further purpose of this Association to work with the Junior Activities Committee of our state association to set up and carry out junior activities. Fourth To encourage each member to participate in showing at all levels with the purpose of promoting the quality of the Holstein Breed. BYLAWS ARTICLE I Membership Section 1 - Any boy or girls individual who has not reached their 21st birthday by January 1 of the current year, who is interested in Holstein cattle and who lives in the area covered by the Illinois Junior Holstein Association may join the Association and will be considered a bona-fide member upon payment of membership dues. Section 2 - such recognition.

The Executive Committee shall have the power to bestow honorary membership upon any person whom in its opinion, deserves ARTICLE II Dues

Section 1 - Membership dues shall be recommended to the State Senior Illinois Holstein Association by a two-thirds vote of the membership at the state junior annual meeting, eliminating the need for amending local bylaws and shall be as follows: A: Payment of dues shall be made to the Illinois Holstein Association. ARTICLE III Meetings of Members Section 1 -

The fiscal year of the club shall be the same as that of the Senior Club.

Section 2 -

There shall be a regular annual meeting of the club at such place and date as determined by the Executive Committee.

Section 3 - Special meetings of the membership during the year may be called if deemed advisable by the Executive Committee. In such cases, notice must be given by the secretary at least seven days prior to the meeting or notification published in the Herald. Section 4 -

Voting rights are limited to one vote by each member attending a membership meeting.

Section 5 -

25 members or 10 percent of the membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting. ARTICLE IV Officers and Directors

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Eligibility – any member in good standing shall be eligible for election as an officer of the junior association.

Section 2- The officers of the club shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Reporter; to be elected by the members at the annual convention for the fiscal year. Section 3 -

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The officers of the club shall be elected at the annual meeting to serve one year, or until their successors have been elected.

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ARTICLE V Duties of Officers Section 1 - The president shall preside at all meetings of the club. The president shall have the secretary-treasurer call all special meetings. The President will oversee all committees and may present service award. Section 2 - The president will annually appoint committees charged with the responsibility of planning, developing, and executing programs embracing the following areas: membership, breed improvement, and promotion to include merchandising; will secure judge for the IJHA Championship Show; will present service award. Section 3 2 - The vice president shall preside at all meetings in the absence of the president and shall perform the duties assigned to that office; secure trophy donors, judge, and ring people for the IJHA Championship Show.; secure meeting place for Junior Annual Meeting. Section 4 3 - The secretary shall keep full, accurate minutes of all acts and proceedings of the meetings and conduct all correspondence. The secretary shall keep an accurate list of the members. The secretary shall send out notices for all meetings, whether regular or special, to each member at his last known place of residence, such notice to be sent at least seven days previous to the time of each meeting or pass the information on to the Herald editor so that it may be published in the Herald preceding the meeting date. The secretary shall take care of the property belonging to the club, and shall make a full report at the annual meeting. The secretary shall write “Thank You’s” as needed. Section 5 4 - The treasurer, working with the Senior club treasurer, shall keep accurate records of the club financial records. The treasurer shall make a full report at the annual meeting. Section 6 5 - The reporter will collect news of the club and pass it on to the public through newspapers, and the Herald, or other news media at the expense of the Illinois Junior Holstein Association. The reporter will also assemble the state’s junior scrapbook to be entered in the Scrapbook Contest at the national convention. The Reporter will chair the state scrapbook committee, will assemble the state’s junior scrapbooks to be entered in the Scrapbook Contest at the National Convention. Section 7 6 - The Executive Committee will be composed of the five officers. The Executive Committee shall act upon all business when called upon by the president. Section 8 7 - In case of vacancy by death or resignation, the vacancy may be filled for the unexpired term by a majority vote of the other Executive Committee Members. Section 9 8 -

The Executive Committee shall have general supervision and control of the business and affairs of the club.

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A majority of the Executive Committee shall be necessary to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. ARTICLE VI

Section 1 - None of the income or assets of the club shall revert to or accrue to the benefit of any individual person or member except as provided by law in event of dissolution of the club. ARTICLE VII Section 1 -

The official rules shall be Roberts Rules of Order. ARTICLE VIII

Section 1 - This constitution and bylaws may be amended at any annual meeting by two-thirds vote of the members present, provided due notice of such amendments has been given in the call for such meeting together with a copy of proposed amendment, and also providing such notice was mailed to the last known residence of each member in good standing at least seven days prior to the date of the meeting upon which amendment is presented for action or published in the Illinois Holstein Herald prior to the said meeting. Updated February 24, 2017

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Animal Analysis Associate 43386 N Scott Street, Antioch, IL 60002 Phone: 847-395-5976 Cell: 847-372-0602 Email: ed.pat@att.net www.aAaWeeks.com Illinois Holstein Herald

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Payton Erbsen Selected as 2017 National

Growing up I have always wanted to be a dairyman just like my dad and attempt to fill his shoes. However, at fifteen I didn’t realize that I would have to fill his shoes so soon. Thirty-five years of wear and tear caused my dad to have his second hip replacement on November 28, 2016. This is when I found myself walking in his shoes, looking after the farm, while he recuperated. Erbacres Holsteins is a partnership between my grandmother, Pauline Erbsen, and my dad, Kevin Erbsen. There are 50 Registered milking cows and twice as many young stock. Seven hundred and twenty acres provide the feed for these animals and some excess for grain sales. During Dad’s recuperation, my responsibilities grew because of my age and knowledge, knowledge that was gained from years of watching and working with him. Education does not always come from a book or a brick building with classrooms. I now realize that every day spent in the barn or fields, is a classroom with Dad as the teacher. Dad is an early riser and has most of the morning chores done before day break. Filling his shoes meant getting up earlier so the morning chores would be completed before leaving for school. Normally I handle the mixing of the forages each morning for the milking herd. I am very conscious of having the correct mix of haylage and corn silage, as the balance of the ration is key in maintaining the herd’s milk production. While Dad was recovering from surgery, my morning chore responsibilities expanded to helping with milking, cleaning and bedding the barn, and feeding grain. I also monitored two cows that had freshened during this time and watched closely for heats. Unfortunately, winter made its presence known during this time as well. We experienced the first snow and sub-zero temperatures of the season. My cousin, Nathan, and I worked diligently clearing snow in the cow yards to ensure the safety of our cattle. We also put in lots of extra hours cleaning and bedding our bedded pack sheds to provide adequate shelter for those cows and heifers housed outside. I am happy to report Dad is nearly 100% recuperated and back at the helm. I continue my morning silage routine, help bed and clean all sheds on the weekends, assist with evening milking, feed balage to the milking herd after evening milking, and help wherever Dad needs. Milk house duties and washing the milkers after evening milking are usually my responsibility, as well. Every heifer on our farm is broke to lead, so my sister, Delana, and I help lead them to and from water when we have a group in training. With our cropping operation, I am involved in all aspects from raking, baling, and chopping to field preparation and chisel plowing to planting and harvesting. We make many “big” bales on our farm, so I am usually assigned the task of picking them up from the field, loading on the flatbed, and transporting to the storage shed. At times, I felt like I knew everything there was to know and could take on the world on a certain task or running equipment perfectly. Unfortunately, the best tool and lesson is by not doing things perfectly, but by breaking an item. For example, at an early age I was allowed to ted (rotary rake) the hay fields. The tedder I used was PTO driven. I was certain I understood the tedder’s turning radius and the process of tedding hay. I quickly learned after making a sharp corner, bending the PTO and breaking a couple of teeth on the tedder that I couldn’t be further from the truth. My dad’s teaching style Page 14

was to allow me to make this mistake, complete the hard work of making the repairs, and pay for the parts. Even though I don’t always agree with my dad on the way things are done, I always think about my actions. This past year I was allowed to drive the combine while harvesting our corn and soybeans. I feel as though I am duplicating the actions of my dad when I am behind the wheel, but he is sure I go too fast and am losing some of the harvest. Although I may not agree, it is always on my mind when I run the combine because even a few less bushels per acre would have an impact on our overall profits. This has made me more alert and aware of not only what is going on in the machine but what will result in the financial outcomes in the final production, marketing, and shipping of our grain crops and dairy farm. Showing is a family activity involving my cousins, my sister, my Uncle John, and my dad. As you might expect, my dad’s love of showing has rubbed off on me. I learned early that if you want to be successful in the show ring, you must work at it. Preparing our cattle for the shows is something we work on all year long. The show ring has provided many educational lessons as well. Most notably, I learned that showmanship and sportsmanship go hand in hand. Some days you win, some days you lose, and people remember your actions and attitude more than where you stood in the class. I learned to be a humble winner and a gracious loser. Several of my cattle have done very well, but I take the most pride in my showmanship honors. I have been fortunate to claim first place in the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Boys showmanship at the Illinois Championship Junior Holstein Show – all by the age of 14. I am Summer 2017


Young Distinguished Junior Member Finalist continually watching older mentors in the show ring to learn and improve my showmanship skills. I may have several showmanship trophies on my shelf, but I keep working and practicing to better myself. My cousins and I take a string of 12 to 15 head each year to our county fair. For this show, all the preparation and responsibilities are left to us. For me, this has helped me become more proficient in clipping. I always help clip our herd for classifications, and I help clip legs when my dad is clipping our cattle for district and state shows. Clipping for county fair has allowed me to become more confident in clipping and blowing up toplines. My cousins, Connor and Nathan, and I work together in setting the toplines on our cattle and then help a few other exhibitors with their clipping tasks. Junior Holstein activities have led to many new friendships and unforgettable memories. In Illinois, we start the second week of each new year with dairy bowl practices. Weekly practices lead up to the Illinois Junior Holstein “Spring Thing” where we can participate in Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy, Speaking, and Poster contests. Last year I was very excited to be named to Illinois’ Junior Dairy Bowl Team and received the Kyle Mitchell Award for the Top Junior Dairy Bowl Participant. Our team represented Illinois at the New York National Convention. It was a great honor for me to be named team captain. We had hoped to do better in the contest, but it was an outstanding learning experience. I enjoyed attending the National Convention in New York and visiting the farms there. It was interesting to compare the differences and similarities in the dairies there with ours. I also noticed the difference of being a convention attendee after assisting with National Convention when Illinois hosted it in 2015. My leadership skills and public speaking skills have increased

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greatly by being a member of the Illinois Junior Holstein officer team. Last year I served as treasurer which taught me more about preparing and reporting on financial statements. Currently I am serving as VicePresident. With that title comes the job of show chairman. Thus, I am working on organizing the Illinois Junior Holstein Championship Show for 2017. Recently I was asked to attend a state adult board meeting and give a report on the show and some other youth related aspects of the show. I certainly felt much more at ease reporting to this group because of the experience I have gained as an officer. I think it could be said that I was born into the Registered Holstein business. In reality, I would not want it any other way. My parents were both raised on Registered Holstein farms, and I have inherited their love of the land and the cattle. I have been in the barn caring for and playing with my cows ever since I could walk. My father grew up on the farm that we live on, and my mom was raised on a 300-cow dairy in the state of Washington. This is where my passion is, and I hope to continue in this business for the rest of my life by taking over the reins of Erbacres Holsteins.

Congratulations Payton!

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ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP HOLSTEIN SHOW RULES AND REGULATIONS 1. All exhibitors must be members of the Illinois Holstein Association. 2. Entries for the state championship show are to be prepared and submitted online or handed to the show chairman or his representative upon check-in at the show. Entry forms will be available at www. illinoishoslteins.com and from your local show chairman. Entry fees are $20 per head if submitted by July 10th, after that date, entries are $25 per head. 3. State health rules must be observed and health and identification papers must accompany all animals (including ET spring heifer calves) to the show. 4. All animals exhibited must be identified by official certificate verifying at least 87% Registered Holstein Ancestry (RHA) on Holstein Association USA, Inc. certificates. Ownership shall be established by the name listed on the identification certificate, or the presentation of the certificate along with a signed and completed transfer and fee to be retained by the state show chairman and forwarded to Brattleboro, VT. No calls will be made to Brattleboro to confirm ownership. 5. Set-up is allowed after 12 p.m. on Monday, July 17. Cattle may arrive no earlier than 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 18 and must be off the grounds by 6 p.m. Friday, July 21. Animals being exhibited must be checked in by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19 to be included in the show catalog. 6. Identification papers MUST be in hand at the district and state shows unless the animal is a recent purchase, then Rule 4 shall apply. 7. Every district show must use the same classes as described but may add additional classes. 8. The owner of the dam at the time of service shall be considered the breeder of the animal. Where a herd is registered in the names of different members of a family, and where the herd is one unit, all entries may be considered as exhibits of one breeder. Otherwise, when animals are bred in partnership, each unique partnership is considered a unique breeder. The breeder winning the most points (for a maximum of six animals exhibited in the open single classes by him/herself and/or other exhibitors) shall be designated the Premier Breeder. In classes with ten or less animals, no more than two head per breeder will be counted toward premier breeder. 9. An exhibitor must be the owner. In case a herd is registered or bred in the names of different members of a family, residing on one farm or breeding establishment, and where the herd is one unit, all entries may be considered as a single exhibitor for all group classes. However, members of one family, where cattle are not housed as one unit will not be considered a single exhibitor. When animals are owned in partnership, each unique partnership is considered a unique exhibitor. The exhibitor winning the most points (for a maximum of six animals which he/she owns and exhibits in the open single classes) shall be designated the Premier Exhibitor. In classes with ten or less animals, no more than two head per exhibitor will be counted toward premier points. 10. An exhibitor must exhibit the same number of animals at a district show to be eligible to exhibit at the championship show. 11. Exhibitor’s Herd—Five (5) head, owned by exhibitor, three (3) to have been bred by exhibitor. Two (2) females over 2 years of age (milking), two (2) under 2 years of age and one (1) any age. 12. Premier Breeder and Exhibitor awards will be based on a total of six (6) head using the following point system. Heifers (classes 1-7) - 1st, 7; 2nd, 6; 3rd, 5; 4th, 4; 5th,3; 6th,2; 7th, 1. Cows, 2 Years and Over—1st, 10; 2nd, 9; 3rd, 8; 4th, 7; 5th, 6; 6th, 5; 7th, 4; 8th, 3; 9th, 2; 10th, 1. 13. Production awards will be presented in the Open

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Show in classes 12-14 and 16-18. In the 150,000# class the award will go to the highest lifetime producer. In the other classes the animal with the highest official DHI 305d 2x actual milk, and combined fat and protein record (CFP), regardless of age when made, shall be the winner. Official lifetime or lactation sheets must be presented for verification. 14. First and second best udders will be designated at the Illinois Championship show in each milking class. 15. First place Bred and Owned animal will be recognized in classes 1-7, 10-14 and 16-18. 16. A Junior Champion and Reserve Junior Champion will be chosen from classes 1-7. Following selection of Junior Champion, all first place non-milking age bred and owned animals (classes 1-7) will be shown for Junior Champion Bred and Owned. An Intermediate Champion and Reserve Intermediate Champion will be chosen from classes 10, 11, 12, 13 following class 13. A Senior Champion and Reserve Senior Champion will be chosen from classes 14, 16, 17, 18 after class 18. Prior to selection of Grand Champion, all first place milking-aged bred and owned animals (classes 10-14, 16-18) will be shown for Champion Bred and Owned. A Champion Production Cow will be selected. 17. It is recommended that a partnership animal be shown at only one state show, that being where it is primarily housed. 18. The interpretation of the rules or any other decision regarding the show will be the responsibility of the local committee. The same policy applies to the championship show except the state show committee is responsible. 2017 SHOW BASE DATES AND CLASSES 1. Spring Heifer Calf 3/1/17 and after 2. Winter Heifer Calf 12/1/16 to 2/28/17 3. Fall Heifer Calf 9/1/16 to 11/30/16 4. Summer Yearling 6/1/16 to 8/31/16 5. Spring Yearling 3/1/16 to 5/31/16 6. Winter Yearling 12/1/15 to 2/29/16 7. Fall Yearling 9/1/15 to 11/30/15 8. Junior Best Three 9. 2 Year Old Futurity 10. Junior 2 Year Old 3/1/15 to 8/31/15 11. Senior 2 Year Old 9/1/14 to 2/28/15 12. Junior 3 Year Old 3/1/14 to 8/31/14 13. Senior 3 Year Old 9/1/13 to 2/28/14 14. 4 Year Old 9/1/12 to 8/31/13 15. 5 Year Old Futurity 16. 5 Year Old 9/1/11 to 8/31/12 17. Aged Cow Before 9/1/11 18. 150,000# Cow Must bring DHI or DHIR 19. Dam and Daughter 20. Best Three Females 21. Produce of Dam 22. Exhibitor’s Herd RIBBONS AND TROPHIES State Open Show: Ribbons to first ten (10) places; medallion to first and second place animals; rosette to first bred and owned animal; ribbon to first and second place best udder in milking classes; award to all champion and reserve champions; award to Champion Udder. State Junior Show: Ribbons will be awarded in the heifer and cow classes; additional awards will be given for champions. Ribbons and Trophies: Provided by the Illinois Holstein Association. Trophy donations are accepted from any business or breeder. Notify state secretary or show chairman if desiring to be a contributor. HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION USA SHOW RING POLICY Showing cattle is an important part of the promoting, merchandising and breeding Registered HolsteinSM

cattle for breeders and Holstein Association USA, Inc. to stimulate and sustain interest in breeding Registered HolsteinSM cattle. For the full list of Holstein Association USA Show Ring Policies, please visit www.holsteinusa.com. ENFORCEMENT OF HOLSTEIN SHOW RING POLICY Though the position on setting teats has been modified, it is the position of the Board of Directors that the practice should not be condoned and will be treated with slight to serious discrimination by the judge and show management. It is the responsibility of Holstein show judges at all levels of shows to take appropriate action if any teats are set or in any way manipulated to an unnatural position. While all milking animals must be subject to examination, the judge is instructed to closely examine the top five animals, not only for set teats, but for any other form of tampering requiring discrimination or disqualification. GENERAL RULES The Holstein Show Committee and the Illinois Holstein Association Board of Directors reserve the final and absolute right to interpret the rules and regulations of the Shows and will settle and determine all matters, questions, or differences in regard thereto or otherwise arising out of, or in connection with the Shows. In the event a question arises concerning the animal’s age, the Show Committee Chairperson may request that an individual registration certificate be checked at ringside. ILLINOIS HOLSTEIN SHOW RING POLICY The following practices or procedures are unacceptable in the showing of registered dairy cattle: i. Criticizing or interfering with the judge, show management, other exhibitors, or other conduct detrimental to the breed or show; ii. Misrepresenting the age or ownership of an animal or the number of calvings and/or stage of lactation; iii. Filling an animal’s rumen unnaturally with liquid (tubing); iv. Balancing the udder by any means other than leaving naturally produced milk in any or all quarters; v. Treating the udder internally with an irritant, counterirritant, or any other substance to temporarily improve conformation; vi. Overfilling or over bagging of udders; vii. Treating the udder externally with an irritant, counterirritant, or any other substance to temporarily improve conformation (allowable practices/ substances include sealing and setting teats, but not shrinking or shortening teats); viii. Roping udders and the use of objects to physically improve definition of the suspensory center ligament; ix. Administering epidural anesthesia (blocking tails) and/or applying any irritant either externally or internally to the perineal (rectum and vagina) area; x. Inserting foreign material/articles under the skin, into the topline or on the feet (administration of acceptable medications is permitted); xi. Performing surgery of any kind to change the natural contour of appearance of the animal’s body, hide, or hair. Not included is the removal of warts, teats, horns, clipping and dressing of hair and trimming of hooves; xii. Draining of fluid from hocks unless authorized by a veterinarian at the show. xiii. Excessive manipulation of hair and/or the use of any hair not naturally attached to the animal or the use of any substance or material which is intended to resemble or intimate hair; xiv. Mistreatment of animals; xv. Any un-sportsmanship like conduct during the event.

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MONITORING PROCEDURES The Ethics Committee, as defined below, shall have the authority to inspect all animals to determine if violations of Illinois Holstein Association Show Ring Policy have occurred. To help in this regard, the Ethics Committee has the authority to perform and review results of the following: i. An ultrasound examination of the udder of selected animals immediately upon completion of respective milking class competition. It shall be the exhibitor’s responsibility to deliver the selected cow to the designated testing area. Within a reasonable time following said testing, the ultrasound official shall submit his/her report to the Illinois Holstein Association. ii. A milk out of any individual cow and/or iii. The collection and testing of any of the animal’s body fluids and/or iv. The use of any other technology that may be useful in determining if a violation in any animal based on placement, random selection, or suspect characteristics. The Ethics Committee or Show Chairman may, at any time, require the delivery to them of any hair samples or hypodermic syringe, needle or other device, swabs, cloths, or other material, or samples or any medicine, preparation, or substance, whether in liquid or other form, in the possession or control of exhibitor, fitters, agents, or person acting on behalf of exhibitor for analysis. ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES i. The Illinois Holstein Association Board of Directors

shall appoint an Ethics Committee to monitor violations at all state sponsored shows. The Ethics Committee shall consist of an anonymous team of at least three members. ii. Complaints of alleged violations must be presented in written and signed form to the Show Chairman of respective show no later than the final day of the respective show, except ultrasound results as noted as above. iii. If it is suspected that a violation will occur if an animal is shown the Show Chairman will inform the exhibitor that the showing of that animal may result in a violation of the Illinois Holstein Association Show Ring Policy. If the exhibitor decides not to show that animal, no violation will have occurred. iv. All complaints of alleged violations (as is designated in Enforcement Procedures point #2) received by the Show Chairman must be presented in written and signed form to the IHA for review of the Ethics Committee within five (5) days of receiving that notice of alleged violations, with the Ethics Committee to make a decision on the violations within ten (10) days. v. The Illinois Holstein Association President will notify the accused exhibitor immediately of the Ethics Committee decision that a violation has occurred and all the supportive evidence will be shared with the exhibitor. Within thirty (30) days the Illinois Holstein Association Show Committee shall review the findings from the Ethics Committee and make a recommendation to the Illinois Holstein Association Board of Directors of the disciplinary action. The exhibitor will be able to participate in the Show

Committee meeting. The Illinois Holstein Association Board of Directors shall meet on the same day to review that findings of the Ethics Committee, recommendations from the Show Committee and hear any presentations the exhibitor wishes to present. vi. The accused exhibitor must notify the Illinois Holstein Association within seven (7) days of receiving the violation notice of their intent to participate in the Show Committee meeting and/or the Illinois Holstein Association Board of Directors meeting, which is set for reviewing the evidence of the alleged violation(s) and the disciplinary action to be taken. vii. If the alleged violator is found in violation of the Illinois Holstein Association Show Ring Policy, the Illinois Holstein Association Board of Directors, at its discretion may pass onto the violator(s) its costs associated with violations, enforcement and review of violation(s). Cost associated with the review and/or appeals process must be paid in full; if this assessment is not paid in full the violator(s) will not be in “good standing” with the Illinois Holstein Association and therefore be denied any and all membership benefits of the association (voting, showing, etc.). viii. Illinois Holstein Association Board of Directors and/ or the Show Committee may consider previous violations by an exhibitor in their decision of disciplinary action. ix. During this entire process the Directors of the Illinois Holstein Association Board, the Ethics Committee, the Show Committee, and members will not be obligated to maintain confidentiality.

DISTRICT AND CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW RULES OWNERSHIP 1. Each animal to be exhibited must be must be identified by official certificate verifying at least 87% Registered Holstein Ancestry (RHA) on Holstein Association USA, Inc. certificates with ownership listed in the name(s) of the Illinois Junior Exhibitor(s) only. Partnership animals (if all junior members) will be allowed, but verification by Holstein Association as to partner members must accompany the certificate at check in. EXHIBITOR 1. A Junior exhibitor must be a member of the Illinois Holstein Association, Inc. 2. A junior exhibitor must not yet have turned 21 by January 1, 2017. TITLE 1. All animals - must be recorded in the name of the exhibitor before June 1 of the current year. (This applies to the Illinois Junior Championship Show and national shows - for the state fair animals over 2 years of age must be recorded in the name of the exhibitor before January 1 of the current year.) CLASSES 1. Junior classes will include SINGLE female classes as listed for the Open Show (Classes 1 through 18 with the exception of 8, 9 and 15). 2. District shows: A Junior Champion, Reserve Junior Champion, Intermediate Champion, Reserve Intermediate Champion, Senior Champion and Reserve Senior Champion, Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior show will be selected. Ribbons will be provided for these awards. Other champions may be selected if the local club provides awards. 3. Championship Junior Show: A first place Bred and Owned award will be given in each class. Certificates must accompany the animal and exhibitor to the ring and will be checked. The recorded breeder must be identical to the owner. 4. Championship Junior Show: A Junior Champion, Reserve Junior Champion, Intermediate Champion, Reserve Intermediate Champion, Senior Champion,

Reserve Senior Champion, Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will be selected. A Champion and Reserve Champion Bred and Owned will be selected from 1st place bred and owned animals. 5. Order of showing at the Junior Championship Show will be: senior females classes starting with Junior 2-year-olds, then junior female classes, ending the day with Showmanship. 6. First and second place class winners will be designated Junior All-Illinois and Reserve Junior All-Illinois, respectively. SHOWING 1. Junior exhibitors will be required to pay the $20 per head entry fee payable at the time of arrival at the Illinois Championship Show. 2. Local Holstein clubs may either hold a separate Junior Show or show classes simultaneously with the Open Show with proper recognition given to the Junior exhibitors. 3. The same number of animals MUST be shown at a district/local show during the current year to show at the state show (Mississippi Valley Juniors must exhibit the same number of animals at their district show following the state show). All Open Show rules will be adhered to for the Junior Show. 4. All Junior Championship show exhibitors will be responsible for filling out show entry blanks prior to their district show, have each animal shown initialed on the entry blank by a district show official, and return them at the Illinois Championship Junior Show. The initialed entry blanks will be proof of being shown at a district show and thus meeting Rule #3 above. 5. Junior exhibitors must show their own animals. Emergency assistance will be permitted by another state junior member at the discretion of the Junior Show Chairman where the Junior member cannot properly handle the animal. In such cases the Junior exhibitor must remain with the animal. 6. If a Junior exhibitor cannot be present to show their animal, the Junior may request that an alternate leadsman be permitted to lead their animal. The alternate leadsman must be two or less years older

than the owner. An Alternate Leadsman Request Form must be submitted to the Junior Show chairman who will grant approval if there is a valid reason that owner is not exhibiting their own animal. SHOWMANSHIP CLASSES Any Illinois Junior Holstein Association member is eligible to compete. At the Championship Show, entry must be made with the show office and will be listed in the catalog if made by 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 19. Any current junior member of the Illinois Holstein Association may exhibit another Junior owned animal in the Showmanship contests ONLY. Current membership and payment must be on file with the show office by 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 19. Juniors exhibiting animals in the Junior show, beyond the Showmanship contests, may only use their Junior owned animals for Showmanship. Each local show may hold showmanship classes and will determine the age divisions based on need and participation on an individual level. There will be five divisions at the state level combining boys and girls together in each division: PeeWee - under 9 years of age; Junior - 9 to 12 years of age; Intermediate - 13 to 16 years of age; Senior - 17 years and older; Advanced - any junior who is under 21 years of age, but who has won the Senior age division and wishes to still compete in Showmanship. All ages determined as of January 1, 2017. At the championship show, the top three boys and top three girls will be recognized in each division within the class. The top boy and top girl from each contest are then invited back to compete in the Advanced division at the conclusion of the Showmanship contest. A junior may compete in their respective division until they have won their division at the state show. A previous Junior or Intermediate division winner may compete in the next higher division. Any junior under the age of 21 who has won the Senior division is eligible to compete in the Advanced division at state show.

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2017 - 2018 OFFICERS & ADVISOR TEAM President: Connor Erbsen Vice President: Peyton Erbsen Secretary: Lane Heinzmann Treasurer: Lila Sloan Reporter: Brock Irwin Adult Advisors: John Mitchell Phone: 815-703-5614 Tricia Zehr Phone: 815-252-5708 Wendy Erbsen Phone: 815-493-2331 Make sure to check the Illinois Holstein website www.illinoisholsteins.com and Facebook pages for up-to-date information on all Junior activities!

SAVE THE DATES July 19, 2017 IL Holstein Dutchess Contest July 20, 2017 IL Championship Jr. Show *see page 17 for show rules *

43RD CLINTON COUNTY CLASSIC The 43rd Clinton County Classic was held on March 25, 2017 in Carlyle, Illinois. The sale averaged $2,084 on 112 lots. Topping the sale at $5,000 was Lot 1 from Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, Illinois. Golden-Oaks U Chardonnay-ET, a VG-852Y Numero Uno from 9 generations of EX Roxys. She was purchased by Bob Zoelzer of Moro, Illinois. Second high at $4,000 was Lot 2. Consigned by Peak Genetics, Watertown, Wisconsin, was Peak Detour 80214-ET, a 10/16 Detour from the Regancrest Barbies. She was purchased by Andrew Carter of Greenville, Illinois. Thank you to the consignors and buyers on this year’s sale! Also, thank you to Michelle Clanton for providing the buyers list. Sales $2,600 and Over (Consignor in parentheses) Golden-Oaks U Chardonnay-ET....................... $5,000 Bob Zoelzer, Moro, IL (Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL)

Peak Detour 80214-ET.......................................... $4,000 Andrew Carter, Greenville, IL (Peak Genetics, Watertown, WI)

Golden-Oaks Goldn Future-ET......................... $3,950

Brock Irwin EDITOR’S MESSAGE

High Seller at the Clinton County Classic Golden-Oaks U Chardonnay-ET VG-85-2Y Gueldener Goldchip Suzie-ET........................... $3,100

Kasey Clanton, Mulberry Grove, IL (Darren Gueldener, Moro)

Schluter McCutchen Anna-ET........................... $3,100 Avelyn Jansen, Damiansville, IL (Jim Schluter, Red Bud, IL)

Gueldener McCutchen Tammy......................... $3,100 Brett Richter, Highland, IL (Gueldener Farms, Moro, IL)

Golden-Oaks Shot Madeira-ET......................... $3,000

Carter’s Corner, Greenville, IL (Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda)

Irwindale Malone Lava-Red............................... $3,000

Zachary & Emma Goebel, Poseyville, IN (Golden Oaks Farm)

Patrick Tegeler, Effingham, IL (Dawn Irwin, Beason, IL)

Rhett Brockmeier, Bartelso, IL (Jonathon & Alicia Lamb, NY)

Erdstead, Chenoa, IL (Jessica Gatton-Dixon, Conway, MO)

Erdstead, Chenoa, IL (David Ludwig, Fithian, IL)

Erdstead, Chenoa, IL (Darren Gueldener, Moro, IL)

Rob LaFollette, O’Fallon, IL (WilliamVonderheide, Stewardson)

Lavern & Irene Jansen, Damiansville, IL (Paul Farm, Goshen, IN)

Briley Lenkaitis, Eldorado, IL (John Erbsen, Lanark, IL)

BLM Fall Dairy, Damiansville, IL (Jim Schluter, Red Bud, IL)

Robert & Nancy Carns, Cuba City, WI (Matt Engel, Hampshire)

Steve Harre, Nashville, IL (Wilra Farms, Nashville, IL)

Mason Cielak, Altamont, IL (Brian Landis, Goshen, IN)

Kasey Clanton, Mulberry Grove, IL (Morgan Olbrich, Harvard)

Erdstead, Chenoa, IL (Connor Butler, Chebanse, IL)

Daisy Brammeier, Carlyle, IL (Olbrich & Deaver, Harvard, IL)

Oakfield Doorman Tracy-ET............................... $3,800

Gat-Dix Atwood Jello............................................ $3,000

Ludwigs-DG Gochip Lowly................................. $3,700

Gueldener Aftershck Carissa............................. $2,800

Troyer-LWH Absol Renee-Red........................... $3,700

Paul-Farm Sammy Ava.......................................... $2,800

Colganados-F Armn Argentina........................ $3,600

Schluter Armani Suri-Red................................... $2,700

Luck-E Ladd-P Jessie-ET....................................... $3,600

Wilra Large 383........................................................ $2,700

Creeknook Armani Dulce-ET............................. $3,500

Holbric Spa Daphne............................................... $2,700

Butlerview Win Rock 9122-ET........................... $3,100

Sherona-Hill Wbrk (Pending)............................ $2,600

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Hello Everyone! As we look back at Spring Thing, I’d like to give a huge shout-out to Ellie Lenkaitis and Julia Mitchell for planning a great contest! Congratulations and good luck to those selected to represent Illinois at the National Junior Holstein Convention in Bellevue, Washington! We had our first state practice on April 2nd and are practicing together every Sunday. Even if you’re not competing at convention, it’s good to study anyway to keep those cobwebs away! It’s been two years since we made history by becoming the first state to win both divisions of dairy bowl while the convention was in their state; let’s make Illinois proud once again! Also, congratulations to Payton Erbsen for being named a National Young Distinguished Junior Member and to Emily Irwin for being named a National Distinguished Junior Member Semi-Finalist! To repeat what I said in the last issue, if you have any pictures from last year’s convention, spring thing, or any IJHA activities from the 2016-2017 year, please email them to me at brockirwin98@ yahoo.com! I need a lot of pictures to make the scrapbooks this year!

Congratulations to the Illinois Juniors for all of your success at Spring Thing this year! I continue to be impressed with the talent and respectfulness of this great group! Good luck to everyone competing at National Convention! Mark your calendars for the 2017 Illinois Championship Holstein Show, July 19-21 in Bloomington. Show rules are included in this issue and entry forms will be available online at www.illinoisholsteins.com. Although it seems like so far away, summer always goes by so fast! The Fall Herald will also be a Midwest Holsteins issue. Ad reservations and district news are due by September 5th.

Stephanie Hammerly

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69TH PDCA CALF SALE The 69th PDCA Calf Sale was held April 1, 2017 at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Champaign, Illinois. The animals were prepped by the Illini Dairy Club and managed by the breed associations of Illinois. The sale averaged $2,256 on 26 Holstein lots. Top selling Holstein at $6,000 was Lot H27, Luck-E Diamondback Arrow-ET, a Diamondback from the recently named Illinois Holstein of the Year, Luck-E Advent Asia-ET EX-94-2E EEEEE. She was purchased by Grant Groves of Billings, Montana and was consigned by Matt & Joe Engel of Hampshire, Illinois. Second high-seller was Lot H4, Sun-Made Dfnt Talent-Red-ET, a Defiant Summer Yearling from Eskdale-NB Talented-Red-TW EX-92-2E, sold for $5,000 to Gary Davidson of Harvard, Illinois. She was consigned by Sunshine Associates of Whitewater, Wisconsin.

ILLINOIS RED & WHITE JUNIOR ALL-AMERICANS

Zehrview Absolute Monte-Red HM Jr. All-American R&W Spring Calf Rosalee Zehr, Graymont, IL

Prinse Action Strawberry-Red-ET

Unanimous Jr. All-American R&W Summer Yrlg Charlotte Sauder, Tremont, IL

Koebele Barbwire Glory-Red

Nom. Jr. All-American R&W Fall Calf Robby Koebele, Teutopolis, IL

Holbric Spa Chisel-Red

Nom. Jr. All-American R&W Summer Yrlg Morgan Olbrich, Harvard, IL

Top selling Holstein at $6,000 was a Diamondback daughter of Luck-E Advent Asia-ET EX-94-2E (pictured) Sales $1,900 and Over (Consignor in parentheses) Luck-E Diamondback Arrow-ET....................... $6,000 Grant Groves, Billings, MO (Matt Engel, Hampshire, IL)

Sun-Made Dfnt Talent-Red-ET.......................... $5,000

Gary Davidson, Harvard, IL (Sunshine Associates, Whitewater)

Golden-Oaks Endorse-Red................................. $4,400 Kline Jones, Hico, TX (Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL)

Ludwigs-DG Anthem Dreams-ET..................... $4,000 Avelyn Jansen, Damiansville, IL

Holbric Action Chill-Red

Unanimous Jr. All-American R&W Jr. 2-Yr-Old Morgan Olbrich, Harvard, IL

Zehrview Absolt Hi-Time-Red

HM Jr. All-American R&W Sr. 2-Yr-Old Rosalee Zehr, Graymont, IL

Andara Mlne Recharge-Red-ET........................ $3,800

Kaytelin Dorn, St. Charles (Andy & Sarah Lenkaitis, St. Charles)

Holbric Avalanche Louanna............................... $2,500

Kollmann & Detmer, New Baden, IL (William Olbrich, Harvard)

Jo-Ed Barbwire Blizard-Red............................... $2,500

Anne Runde, Janesville, WI (Matt & Joe Engel, Hampshire, IL)

Mil-R-Mor Golden Reprise-ET........................... $2,250 Riley Koehn, Peotone, IL (Robert Miller, Orangeville, IL)

Jo-Ed Dundee Kae-ET............................................ $2,200 Wendell Moser, Fairbury, IL (Matt Engel, Hampshire, IL)

Navs GJ-BW DB Aliana-Red-ET.......................... $2,100

Avelyn Jansen, Damiansville, IL (Janssen Cattle Co., Wheaton)

Wendy-Oaks Kingboy Dixie-ET........................ $2,000

Jackson Brammeier, Carlyle, IL (Cloverdale Farms, Greenville)

Diamondback x 2309............................................ $2,000 Brian Debatin, Highland, IL (Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda)

Golden-Oaks Pandora-Red-ET.......................... $1,950

All-American Jr. Best 3 Females Zehrview Absolute Monte-Red Zehrview Armani Highlife-Red Zehrview Armani Martie-Red Zehrview Holsteins, Graymont, IL

Res. All-American Jr. Best 3 Females Holbric Lotus Lyric-Red Holbric Spa Chisel-Red Holbric Spa Jolly-Red Holbric Holsteins, Harvard, IL

Farnear TBR American-Red-ET HM Jr. All-American R&W 5-Yr-Old Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg, IL

Meier Farms, Okawville, IL (Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL)

Ms Golden-Oaks Jessies Girl.............................. $1,900 Busboom Farms, Thomasboro, IL (Golden Oaks & Hetke, IL)

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