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Illinois

Holstein Herald

Summer 2016

Illinois Holstein Herald

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Summer 2016


42ND CLINTON COUNTY CLASSIC The 42nd Clinton County Classic was held on April 2, 2016 in Carlyle, Illinois. The sale averaged $2,820 on 97 live lots. Topping the sale at $6,200 was Lot 1 from Justin Powell, Tremont, Illinois. Lakeshore Doorman Elaina-ET, a 9/15 Doorman from Ludwigs DG Goldwyn Emmy. She was puchased by Jason Meier of Ridott, Illinois. Second high at $6,000 was Lot 10. Consigned by Knebel Circle K Farm, Pocahontas, Illinois was Circle-K Spark 990-ET, a 9/15 Spark from Circle-K Oak 881. She was purchased by Kevin Yoder of Rutherford, Tennessee. Thank you to the consignors and buyers on this year’s sale! Also, thank you to Michelle Clanton for providing the buyers list and to Jenn Heinzmann for providing the high selling photo. Sales $4,000 and Over (Consignor in parentheses) Lakeshore Doorman Elaina-ET......................... $6,200 Meier Meadows, Ridott, IL (Justin Powell, Tremont, IL)

Circle-K Spark 990-ET............................................ $6,000 Kevin Yoder, Rutherford, TN (Knebel Circle K, Pocahontas, IL)

Butlerview DR All-In-One-ET............................. $5,400

68TH PDCA CALF SALE

High Seller at the Clinton County Classic Lakeshore Doorman Elaina-ET Schluter McCutchen Ava-ET............................... $4,200 Jackson & Daisy Brammeier, Carlyle, IL (Schluter, Red Bud, IL)

Golden-Oaks Suncatcher-ET.............................. $4,100 Misty Acres, Campbell Hill, IL (Brady Heinzmann, Carlyle, IL)

Ms Zehrview Absolute Cats................................ $4,050 Gage Wendling, Altamont, IL (Zehr & Young, Graymont, IL)

Irwindale Atwood Lilac........................................ $4,050 Gene Platz, Sigel, IL (Todd Irwin, Beason, IL)

Meier Meadows, Ridott, IL (Butler & Widholm, IL)

Dodel Atwood Fitness........................................... $5,000

Jackson Brammeier, Carlyle, IL (Tegeler & Dust, Effingham, IL)

Ms Apple Anabel..................................................... $4,400 Daryld Gahm, Mt. Carroll, IL (Apple Partners, Durango, IA)

Golden-Oaks Alch Addy-ET................................ $4,300 Gene Platz, Sigel, IL (Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL)

The 68th PDCA Calf Sale was held April 9, 2016 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 $2,180 on 25 Holstein lots. Top selling Holstein at $6,700 was Lot H16, Luck-E OKalif Karma-Red-ET, an OKalif October calf from 2014 Reserve Grand Champion of the International Red & White Show, Luck-E Advent Kandie-Red-ET EX-952E. She was purchased by Gary Davidson of Harvard, Illinois and consigned by Matt Engel of Hampshire, Illinois. Lot H2, Ludwigs-DG Atw Elizabeth-TW, a Summer Yearling, sold for $4,500 to Madison & Natalie Mitchell of Mahomet, Illinois. She was consigned by Ludwig Farms of Fithian, Illinois. Thank you to Erik Sheppelman for providing the photo of the high seller!

NORTHWEST SPRING SIZZLER SALE The Northwest Spring Sizzler was held May 13, 2016 in Freeport, Illinois. The sale averaged $2,298. High selling lot at $5,800 was Lot 1, Ms Apples Attitso-ET-RC purchased by William Gilbert of Keswick, Virginia. The September 2015 Defiant daughter hails from KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET herself. She was consigned by Apple Partners, LLC, Durango, Iowa. Selling for $5,600 was Lot 14, Ludwigs-DG Atw Asher-ET, a September 2015 daughter of BVK Shottle Anna-ET EX-94. She was purchased by Meier Meadows of Ridott, Illinois and was consigned by D. Ludwig Farms, LLC, Fithian, Illinois. The Northwest Illinois Junior Holstein Club also had a successful semen sale at the beginning of the sale to benefit their Junior Association. The Northwest Illinois Spring Sizzler Sale was sponsored and managed by Northwest Illinois Holstein Breeders and the sale and selection committee included Jerry Smith, Brett Zimmerman, Kyle Koester, Ken Borgmann and Darcy Steffes.

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Top selling Holstein at $6,700 was Luck-E OKalif Karma-Red-ET Sales $3,000 and Over (Consignor in parentheses) Luck-E OKalif Karma-Red-ET............................. $6,700 Gary Davidson, Harvard, IL (Matt Engel, Hampshire, IL)

Ms Apples Attitso-ET-RC sold for $5,800 topping the 2016 Northwest Spring Sizzler Sales $4,000 and Over (Consignor in parentheses) Ms Apples Attitso-ET............................................. $5,800

Ludwigs-DG Atw Elizabeth-TW........................ $4,500 M. & N. Mitchell, Mahomet, IL (Ludwig Farms, Fithain, IL)

Mil-R-Mor Sid Karly................................................ $3,150 Joe Higgins, Barryton, MI (Robert Miller, Orangeville, IL)

Silverview-Lane BRK Ada-ET............................. $3,050

Arthur Moser, Fairbury, IL (Brett & BrennanWoker, Greenville, IL)

William Gilbert, Keswick, VA (Apple Partners, Durango, IA)

Ludwigs-DG Atw Asher-ET................................. $5,600 Meier Meadows, Ridott, IL (D. Ludwig Farms, Fithian, IL)

Double-Eagle Flame Hope-ET........................... $4,300

Koester Dairy, Dakota, IL (Endeavor Genomic Hol, Chebanse, IL)

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ILLINOIS HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION_ ___________ Officers

Directors - Term Expires 2016

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 906 N 12th St., Rochelle, IL 61068; 815/757-0852; ilholsteinsecretary@gmail.com

Executive Members 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 Rodger Koehn........................................................................................................... Tri-County 32323 S. Will-Center Rd., Peotone, IL 60468; 708/878-8518; k-lanefarm123@aol.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 Stout 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

Clinton ..................................................................Harvey Harpstrite, Trenton 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 ........................................... Ethan Heinzmann, Wauconda Mississippi-Valley ............................ Herb Schmiedeskamp, Camp Point Southern ...................................................... Norbert Hasheider, Okawville

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Directors - Term Expires 2018 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

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

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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 Red Carpet Holsteins Roblee Farms

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Rolling Lawns Farms Rotesown Schaufine Farms Select Sires Shannondoah Holsteins Show-N-Style Cattle Smith, Ed Stone Ridge StormView 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 Breeder Spotlight..................................................................................................... 18 Calendar..........................................................................................................................5 District News.................................................................................................................7 Dutchess Domain........................................................................................................6 Editor’s Message....................................................................................................... 16 From the President.....................................................................................................6 Holstein Association USA Pricing Schedule.......................................................6 Illinois Championship Holstein Show...................................................12,14-15 Page 4

Illinois Holstein Dutchess & Little Miss Contests............................................. 8 Illinois Holstein Futurity.........................................................................................13 Junior News................................................................................................... 11,16-17 Junior Officers & Advisor Team............................................................................16 Junior Reporter’s Message....................................................................................16 Letters to the Editor................................................................................................... 5 National Board Updates........................................................................................... 7 Spring Sale Results..................................................................................................... 3 Spring Show Results......................................................................................... 12-13 Summer 2016


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Illinois Holstein Board Meeting, Bloomington, IL Northwest Illinois District Holstein Show, Freeport, IL Heart of Illinois District Holstein Show, Pontiac, IL 70th Wedding Anniversary Open House-Don & Gen Ellingson Effingham District Holstein Show, Newton, IL National Holstein Convention, Saratoga Springs, NY Illinois Holstein Dutchess Application Deadline Illinois Holstein Futurity Entry Deadline Northeast Illinois District Show, Belvidere, IL Illinois Championship Show Early Entry Deadline Illinois Holstein Dutchess Contest, Bloomington, IL Illinois Junior Championship Show, Bloomington, IL Judge: Adam Liddle, Argyle, NY Illinois Holstein Championship Show, Bloomington, IL Judge: Joel Phoenix, Cannington, ON, Canada Mississippi-Valley District Show, Mendon, IL International Intrigue Sale, Madison, WI State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest, Springfield, IL Superior Young Dairy Producer Contest, Springfield, IL Fall Herald & Midwest Holsteins Advertising Deadline IL Holstein State Picnic, Mitchell’s Holsteins, Winnebago, IL World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI Illini Golden Opportunity Sale, Carlyle, IL Winter Herald Advertising Deadline

We wish to invite our Holstein friends to help us celebrate our 70th Wedding Anniversary with a luncheon and open house! When: Saturday, June 25th 12:00pm - 3:30pm Where: Poplar Grove United Methodist Church 105 East Grove Street Poplar Grove, IL (on Rte. 173) Please no gifts - we want your presence, not your presents

On the Cover: 2015 Illinois Holstein Dutchess, Bailey Hart is on the cover of the Summer Illinois Holstein Herald. Thank you for sharing your passion for the Holstein cow and promoting the Illinois Holstein Association this past year! Are you interested in becoming the 2016 Illinois Holstein Dutchess? This year’s contest will be held on July 20th at the Interstate Center in Bloomington. Details are included on page 8 of this issue.

Volume 78, Number 2

Summer 2016

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, PO Box 813, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. This issue of the Illinois Holstein Herald was sent to the printer May 18, 2016

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FROM THE PRESIDENT Hello everyone, Summertime is now upon us, hay to put up, crops to finish up, breaking calves to lead, ballgames and the list goes on. It is definitely a busy time of year and it always seems hard to get caught up,

but we always find a way. I have to say that I was a little concerned about cattle prices going into the spring sale season, but by all reports, the consignment sales here in Illinois have gone quite well considering the low milk prices. I credit that to the high quality of cattle that you, the Illinois breeders, offer to these sales. Thank you to the folks that work so hard to put these sales on and to the buyers of these great cattle! National Convention is coming upon us again soon. Good luck goes out to the Juniors in the upcoming competitions and let’s see if we can repeat last year’s successes. Senior members, if you have any questions

or concerns that you want brought up before the National Convention, please contact Boyd Schaufelberger or Dale Drendel, you can also reach out to the delegates, myself, Brian Olbrich or Gary Janssen. Speaking of delegates, next year Illinois will have 5 delegates to the National Convention. I also want to remind everyone that the summer board meeting will be held on June 9th and there are several items on the agenda. If you are a board member, please make an effort to attend. I also want to wish good luck to the exhibitors at this summer’s shows and am looking forward to the State Picnic later this summer hosted by Mitchell’s Holsteins on September 11th in Winnebago, Illinois. In the meantime, if you want to discuss anything about Illinois Holstein, don’t hesitate to call. Sincerely,

Jason Oertel

DUTCHESS DOMAIN Hello Illinois! I hope everyone is doing well, and getting ready for an awesome summer! It is hard to believe that we are already at this point in the year. I have had such a great year reigning as the Illinois Holstein Dutchess, attending many events, meeting more people that I ever imagined and having a blast. It is a bittersweet moment while writing my last Dutchess Domain, but I am so honored to have represented Illinois this way. The dairy industry has definitely shaped me into who I am as a person and has shaped my future as an Agricultural Educator. I do not believe for a moment that I would have found myself without the dairy industry and the amazing people involved with it! I would like to send a huge THANK YOU to my parents, sister, friends and the entire Irwin family. You all believed in me and pushed me to start my own dairy herd, take on new opportunities and experiences and to run for Illinois Holstein Dutchess. I am so glad that I did all of this! My suggestion for all young

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women thinking about running for this contest is to go for it! Take that next step, share your story and get the chance of a lifetime to proudly represent the animal we all love so much; the Holstein Cow. Thank you Illinois for a great year, and I will for sure continue telling my story!

Bailey Hart

HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION USA ANNOUNCES NEW PRICING SCHEDULE

MEMBERSHIP

(prices effective January 1, 2016) Adult $40 Junior $20 (one-time fee)

REGISTRATION

(prices effective February 1, 2016) Nat’l&State Nat’l Non-Member Under 3 mo$10 $18 $30 3-5mo $15 $21 $40 6-11mo $25 $35 $50 12-23mo $40 $55 $70 24+mo $55 $80 $110 Deceased $15 $15 $15 Start-Up Registrations Under 3mo$10 $30 3+mo $15 $40

CLASSIFICATION

(prices effective February 1, 2016)

Classic, Standard & Introductory program prices are unchanged. Area Non-Area Limited Herd Fee $115 $185 Required/Optional $11 $13 *Addt’l $1charge for area >7 months Breeders Choice $360 $510 *Addt’l $100 charge for area >7 months Optional Cows $25 $35

CONSULTING

(prices effective February 1, 2016) Hourly Consulting Fee Clerical Charge

$75 $50

Prices WILL NOT increase for members enrolled in the Holstein COMPLETE program. More at www.holsteinusa.com. Summer 2016


FROM THE NATIONAL BOARD_____________ Dear Holstein Breeders, The synergy that genomic testing brings to embryo transfer and parentage verification is the main reason that Holstein Association USA updated registration requirements for this important subgroup of cattle. Moving forward, recovery, transfer and freezing forms will no longer be required to register calves from embryo transfer (ET) or in-vitro fertilization (IVF). That also means that embryo transfer fees will no longer be charged when registering a calf. That represents a $10 savings on every calf. To take full advantage of this unfolding situation, please update your EASY registration software. The May 2016 update will help you register your ET and IVF calves. If you do not make this update, your registrations may still be hung up in the system. For some Association members, this change may not have come fast in enough. Rest assured we have been listening to concerns and working on the matter for some time. The wheels for the May 2016 announcement were set in motion a long time ago and formally adapted at the November 2015 board meeting. However, management and the board waited to make the formal announcement until we fully could implement the change at 1 Holstein Place. It takes computer reprogramming and new systems to bring a change like this to fruition. What has changed in the world of Holstein embryo transfer calves? In 2015, ET and IVF calves made up approximately 10 percent of all registrations. Of those embryo transfers, 80 percent were genomic tested by their owners . . . a trend that continues to move upward with

DISTRICT NEWS MISSISSIPPI VALLEY Greetings from Mississippi Valley Holstein Club! In March, several of the young members attended a Trimming Clinic to learn the techniques to better improve on grooming their animals for showing and presentation. In April, several of the young members attended a Dairy Judging event alongside FFA members from around the community. Our very own Jeff Thorman was the judge along with Rick Edwards assisting with the Farm locations for the event and providing the Prairie Farms milk. Always a “refreshing” beverage. Jordan Thorman placed first for FFA Section 11. Reserve these dates for upcoming fairs that I am aware of: Lewis County Fair - July 6 Open Dairy Show, Adams County Fair - July 27Illinois Holstein Herald

each passing year. That 80 percent represented 8 percent of the Holstein calf population, so the level of sire and dam verification in this group is really high. Also, 89 percent of ET and IVF calves had genomic-tested dams. Those high verification demographics among ET and IVF calves flew headwinds into computer hiccups. In 30 percent of cases, the registration process was held up because not all ET registration rules established decades ago were followed . . . primarily recovery, transfer and freezing forms. While we will be saving members money, know that the Association will wipe out $364,000 in revenue from the ledgers. While we want to be responsive to members, we also will need to keep the books balanced and develop revenue from other streams. Although this may sound redundant to some, the Association will be conducting a spotchecking program on ET and IVF calves. And even though you may have already genomic tested a calf, that individual may turn up for verification for a second test. In that case, the expense will be on Holstein if the calf has a genomic profile. If the ET or IVF calf has not been genomic tested, the expense will be on the owner. One of the primary drivers for that ET-IVF verification is not developing a database of leading genetics internally. As you may know, most genetic samples these days are not flowing through the Association. The spot-checking system will involve 5 percent of registered ETs in the top 10 percent (P9) of the breed. Recently a few directors have fielded phone calls from some members inquiring if we should have split the ET category into two

suffixes — ET and IVF. The idea may have some merit for a few reasons. First, some among us believe IVF calves have a few more health-related issues than both ET and conventionally born herdmates. Second, the IVF suffix gives a further inkling as too the number of calves that may exist to a mating between dam and sire. If this is an area of concern either way, please voice your concern at this year’s national convention in New York or call a national director. On another topic, many of you know that Zoetis developed a Wellness Trait index (WT$). That index includes measurements for mastitis, lameness, metritis, retained placenta, displaced abomasum, and ketosis. While those six healthrelated traits cannot be found on Council of Dairy Cattle Breeding websites, you can look up your Holsteins on Enlight Dairy at www. enlightdairy.com. The website, developed in partnership with Zoetis and Holstein Association USA, is the best way to find that information. That is because the information is private and it’s at the owner’s discretion as to who sees it. It’s the very reason some A.I. studs have released it on company websites and sire catalogs but you cannot find the WT$ health traits other places. If you have any concerns you would like to see addressed, please give us a call. It’s our pleasure to represent and serve you.

Your National Directors, Paul Buhr Dale Drendel Corey Geiger Mark Kerndt

August 2, MVHC Show, Open Show, 4-H and FFA Shows. Congratulations to any members who are in the graduating class of 2016 either from High School or College! Hope everyone has an enjoyable season with all activities. Also, Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary to any members over the next or past several months. Sincerely, Angie Newman, Reporter

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Congratulations to the Illinois Junior Holstein Association Members on a successful Spring Thing! Results and Photos are included in the Midwest Holsteins publication on pages 28 & 29.

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2016 Illinois Holstein Dutchess & Little Miss Holstein Contests July 20, 2016 ¡ 5:30 p.m. Interstate Center, Bloomington, IL Dutchess Eligibility Any Junior Holstein member girl ages 16-21 may enter the Dutchess contest. Little Miss Holstein Eligibility Any girl ages 6-10 may enter the Little Miss Holstein contest. Awards The 2016 Illinois Holstein Dutchess will receive a scholarship award. Each Little Miss Holstein contestant will receive a prize package. More Information For more information, please contact: Dutchess Chair, Lori Lyons at (815) 988-7102 or moolyons@aol.com Watch for additional information in the Summer issue of the Illinois Holstein Herald and on the Illinois Holstein website - www.illinoisholsteins.com Entry Deadline: July 1, 2016

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JUNIOR JOURNEYS

Junior Spring Thing Meeting Minutes The meeting at Spring Thing was called to order at 8:45am on February 28, 2016 by Emily Irwin. The Secretary’s report was read in the Holstein Herald from July. Morgan Olbrich moved to approve the Secretary’s minutes, and Nathan Erbsen seconded the motion. The Treasurer’s report was passed out at the meeting. The current balance is $13,194.77, the income was $2,087.10, and the expenses were $3,891.27. Nathan Erbsen moved to approve the Treasurer’s report and Brock Irwin seconded the motion. Brock Irwin then gave the Reporter’s report about plans to make the scrapbook to take to National Holstein Convention. People with pictures are to send them to Brock to help out. Connor Erbsen gave a Vice President Report about State Show judges. Chris Lahmers was chosen to be contacted as the State Show Junior Judge. Glen Meier and John Mitchell gave advisor reports regarding the 2015 National Holstein Convention, and all of the wonderful successes we had. We moved onto old business after this. Bailey Hart gave a report thanking her co-chair Riley Zettle, advisors John Mitchell and Glen Meier, and all of the parent who helped make Spring Thing a success. New business was then discussed. Bylaws was the first item of new business. There was little discussion and passed with a unanimous vote. Fundraisers was

the next item. We discussed some options and came up with plans. Dan Obert moved that we have a lunch stand at the Olbrich Sale to help fundraise for National Convention. Morgan amended the motion to add a committee be formed for 4-5 people. Allyson Aves seconded and the motion carried. The committee consists of: Morgan Olbrich, Katie Carlson, Brock Irwin, and Jordon Oellerich. Connor Erbsen moved to ask TransOva for a donation for the Sizzler Sale and support National Convention. Julia Mitchell seconded the motion, and it carries. Bailey Hart moved to have the Railbird Judging at State Show as a fundraiser. Brady Heinzmann seconds the motion and it carries. Nathan and Brady are on the committee for Railbird Judging. Payton Erbsen then moves to have a worker auction at State Show, and Connor Erbsen seconds. Connor, Payton, Delana, and Rachel will be on that committee. Aaron Heinzmann then invites the Executive Committee to find a semen donation or something similar to auction off at Clinton County Classic. The next item of new business was National Convention along with travel, participant fees, banner committee, and scrapbook. It was decided that the people going to convention would figure out travel at a later date, the participant fee was changed to be $300 a person and the club would pick up the rest since we received $5,000 from the Seniors. The

banner committee will be made up of Allyson Aves, Magen Busker, and Lila Sloan. And Brock Irwin will be preparing the hard copy and digital copy of the scrapbook. Next we discussed State Show. Connor Erbsen brought up that he thinks juniors should be required to show at district show to show at state show. Connor then moves to change the junior rule to be the same as the senior rule. Nathan Erbsen seconds the motion and it carries. The July meeting will be held at State Show on July 20,2016 a half hour after the completion of the Dutchess Contest. The new Spring Thing Committee for 2017 was chosen and it will be made up of: Ellie Lenkaitis, Julia Mitchell, Kaycia Zimmerman, and Riley Zettle. The final item of new business was how the junior treasury would be handled from now on. Jason Oertel talked about this item and helped us to make a decision about the future of our treasury. Payton Erbsen moved to move the junior treasury to be handles by the seniors. Morgan Olbrich seconds and the motion passes. Awards are handed out. Jackson Brameier moves to adjourn the meeting and Morgan Olbrich seconds. Meeting is adjourned at 10:35am. Respectfully submitted, Bailey Hart Illinois Junior Holstein Secretary

4-H/FFA Superior Young Dairy Producer Contest - August 20, 2016 - 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: Any Illinois 4-H or FFA member who is a current dairy project member in their local 4-H club/FFA chapter and 14 years or older, as of September 1, 2015, is eligible to participate in the 2016 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 5 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 22nd, following the contest. Contest Format: The contest will be held at the Illinois State Fair in the Livestock Center on August 22nd, 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: 4 classes will be placed by the participants based on type conformation. 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 your FFA Advisor 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.

2016 State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest - August 20, 2016 - Springfield, IL

The Illinois 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 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 20, 2016. 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, 2016) or Senior Division (14 years and older as of January 1, 2016) 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, 2016. The selected 2016 Illinois 4-H Dairy Judging Team will participate at the National Contest in Madison, Wisconsin on October 3, 2016.

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MIDWEST SPRING NATIONAL RED & WHITE SHOW

April 22, 2016, Madison, Wisconsin, Brandon Ferry, judge

Senior & Grand Champion: Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: Stranshome Simply-Red-ET, Vail & Budjon, WI Intermediate & HM Grand Champion MM-T Pockets Butycol-Red-ET, Mike & Julie Duckett, WI Reserve Intermediate Champion: Ms AOL Cntndr Rookie-Red-ET, Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI Junior Champion: Siemers About Greta-Red-ET, C., J., J., J., C. & L. Siemers, WI Reserve Junior Champion: Golden-Oaks All That As-Red, Golden Oaks Farm, IL Winter Heifer Calf (5 shown) 1. Schluter Stella Lee-Red (Defiant), Legendholm Holsteins & T&L Cattle Co., IL 2. Duckett Okal Letty-Red-ET (OKalif ), Mike & Julie Duckett, WI Fall Heifer Calf (8 shown) 1. Brook-Corner Deft Tango-Red (Defiant), BrookCorner Holsteins, WI 2. Koebele Barbwire Glory-Red (Barbwire), Robby Koebele, IL Summer Yearling Heifer (8 shown) 1. Golden-Oaks All That As-Red (All About It), Golden Oaks Farm, IL 2. Cow-Palace Apple Trixie-Red (Apple Jack), SanRon Holsteins, WI Spring Yearling Heifer (6 shown) 1. Siemers About Greta-Red-ET (All About It), C., J., J., J., C. & L. Siemers, WI 2. MilkSource Dft Lexus-Red-ET (Defiant), Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI Winter Yearling Heifer (4 shown) 1. MilkSource Dnt Talia-Red-ET (Defiant), Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI 2. Forest-Ridge A Mopsy-Red-ET (Armani), Harbaugh & Loehr, WI Fall Yearling Heifer (4 shown) 1. MilkSource Wire Racket-Red (Barbwire), Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI 2. Intense Absolute Twitty-Red-ET (Absolute), Dawson & Kylie Nickels, WI Junior Best 3 Females (1 shown) 1. Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI Junior 2-Year-Old Cow (2 shown) 1. Ms AOL Cntndr Rookie-Red-ET, Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI 2. KHN-Endres Lance Fresca-Red (Lancelot), T., C. & M. Endres, WI Senior 2-Year-Old Cow (8 shown)

1. West Coast Absolute Roulette (Absolute), Triple Crown Genetics & Josh Wright, IA 2. Siemers Dfnt J-Star-Red-ET (Defiant), C., J., J., J., C. & L. Siemers, WI Junior 3-Year-Old Cow (4 shown) 1. Miss Apple Aria-Red-ET (Alchemy), Connor Erbsen, IL 2. ST-Yle-SA Is Springtime-Red (Redburst), Stephanie Aves, WI 3. Luck-E Ladd Jubilee P-Red-ET*PO (Ladd P), Luck-E Holsteins, IL Senior 3-Year-Old Cow (6 shown) 1. MM-T Pockets Butycol-Red-ET (Redburst), Mike & Julie Duckett, WI 2. MilkSource Redbrst Alma-Red (Redburst), Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI 5. Holbric Brbire A-Burner-Red (Barbwire), Jason Swanson, IL 4-Year-Old Cow (6 shown) 1. Stranshome Simply-Red-ET (Contender), Vail & Budjon, WI 2. Rosedale Perfect In-Red-ET (Absolute), Rosedale Genetics, Ltd., WI 5-Year-Old Cow (3 shown) 1. Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-Et (Director), Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI 2. Probert C Bree-Ella-Red (Contender), Kate Smith, WI Aged Cow (3 shown) 1. Hilrose Advent Anna-Red-ET (Advent), Joseph Brantmeier, WI 2. Cleland Absolute Coleen-Red (Absolute), J., Z., J. & D. Stransky, MN 125,000 Lb. Cow (2 shown) 1. Cleland Advent Korie-Red (Advent), Arnie, Ashley & Andy Gruenes, MN 2. Jen-D Devil Tiffany-Red (Red Devil), Reid Stransky & Jeni Dingbaum, MN

IL CHAMPIONSHIP HOLSTEIN SHOW July 20 - July 22, 2016 ***NEW LOCATION*** Interstate Center, Bloomington Cattle may arrive on Tuesday, July 19, and must exit the fairgrounds immediately following the conclusion of the show on Friday. Open Show & Futurity Judge: Joel Phoenix, Cannington, ON, Can Junior Show & Showmanship Judge: Adam Liddle, Argyle, NY Hotel Accommodations: Country Inn & Suites, 309.828.7177 $87 (1 king bed or 2 queens) Mention IHA before June 28th for rate Entry Deadline: Cattle Entry form will be available on the IHA website. Entries should be submitted to Stephanie Stout by July 11th for early entry. Straw Available: Contact Steve Schwoerer 309.376.2821 Show Sponsorships: If you are interested in donating, please contact Joe Engel or Paula Bovre. Any questions, please call: Joe Engel 847.347.5561 or Paula Bovre 920.923.6991

Ed Smith

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 Page 12

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MIDWEST SPRING NATIONAL HOLSTEIN SHOW April 23, 2016, Madison, Wisconsin, Tim Abbott, judge

Senior & Grand Champion: Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI Reserve Senior Champion: TK-Plain-View Ripley, Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI Intermediate & Reserve Grand Champion: Beaverbrock Goldwyn Zoey-ET, Vail & Budjon, WI Reserve Intermediate Champion: Aroline Goldwyn Divine, Volker, Hovden & Rosedale Genetics, Ltd., WI Senior & Grand Champion Junior Show: RJR Sid 3273-ET, Connor Erbsen, IL Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show: Jacobs Windbrook Delay-ET, Cory Schmidt, MN Junior Champion: Damibel Airlift Marisa, Noah Bilz, WI Reserve Junior Champion & Junior Champion Junior Show: Siemers Rgt Lady-Haya-ET, C., J., J., J., C. & L. Siemers, WI Reserve Junior Champion Junior Show: Oakfield Brokaw Thelma-ET, J., L. & M. Harbaugh, WI HM Junior Champion Junior Show: Ms Prestige Gen Sid Lovely, Miles Price & Caitlin & Blake Meyer, IL Winter Heifer Calf (18 shown) 1. Bluff-Ridge Sid Strawberry (Sid), Sarah Butler, IL 2. Budjon-Vail Dormn Ammera-ET (Doorman), Vail & Budjon, WI 4. Ludwigs-DG Drm Everlast-ET (Doorman), Legendholm Holsteins, IL 5. Butlerview Door Eva-ET (Doorman), M. & D. Pacheco & M., M. & M. Price, IL Fall Heifer Calf (32 shown) 1. Ryan-GF Brady Calibrate (Brady), Chad & Mark Ryan & Nate Goldenberg, WI 2. Lyn-Vale Brokaw Bellavito (Brokaw), William Schultz, WI 7. Aleah Jurassic Dino (Sid Cam), Caitlin & Blake Meyer, IL Summer Yearling Heifer (33 shown) 1. Crave Beemer Azalea 9308 (McBeemer), G., K. & K. Moret, WI 2. Golden-Oaks All That As-Red (All About It), Golden Oaks Farm, IL 3. Ms Prestige Gen Sid Lovely (Sid), Miles Price & Caitlin & Blake Meyer, IL Spring Yearling Heifer (28 shown) 1. Damibel Airlift Marisa (Airlift), Noah Bilz, WI 2. Siemers Rgd Lady-Haya-ET (Reginald), C., J., J., J., C. & L. Siemers, WI 4. Ludwigs-DG Raindrop (Gold Chip), D. Ludwig Farms, IL 6. Prestige-Gen GC Anthem-ET (Gold Chip), Miles Price, IL 8. Prestige-Gen Baby Girl-ET (Alexander), Miles Price & Lucas & Jameson Hetts, IL Winter Yearling Heifer (16 shown) 1. MilkSource Defnt Twinkle-ET (Defiant), Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI 2. Cross-Wake More Annalyse-ET (MoreGold), Callie & Conway Krohlow & Megan Lauber, WI 7. Miss Jebadar Armani Gem-Et (Armani), Connor Erbsen, IL 10. Charpentier McCutchen Sariette (McCutchen), Jason Swanson, IL Fall Yearling Heifer (20 shown) 1. Greenlark Lucille Atwood (Atwood), Vail & Budjon, WI 2. DJ-PurePride Aft Paris-ET (Aftershock), Tyler Brueggen, WI 3. Jacobs Goldwyn Chase-ET (Goldwyn), Golden Oaks Farm, IL 10. Comestar Camely Goldwyn-ET (Goldwyn), Avery Eaton & Caitlin & Blake Meyer, NY Junior Best 3 Females (2 shown) 1. Crave Brothers, LLC, WI 2. Golden Oaks Farm, IL Illinois Holstein Herald

Unfreshened 2-Year-Old Cow (2 shown) 1. Ms Ziems Gold Chip Havana (Gold Chip), Ziems Farms, K., B., T. & L. Ziemba, WI 2. Hahncrest Guthrie Ellyce (Guthrie), Windfall Holsteins, WI Junior 2-Year-Old Cow (15 shown) 1. Lacreaser GW Atwood Silver (Atwood), MB Lucky, Morasci, Eaton & Lundy, CA 2. Ms AOL Cntndr Rookie-Red-ET (Contender), Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI 4. Bri-Mel-Acres AW Gina (Atwood), Caitlin & Blake Meyer, IL 7. Luck-E Absolute (Absolute), Matt Engel, IL 8. Ms Happys McCutch Me-ET (McCutchen), Miles, Kanani & Soren Price, IL Senior 2-Year-Old Cow (19 shown) 1. Hillpine B Anya-ET (Brokaw), Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI 2. Lingle Gold Freaky Girl-ET (Goldwyn), Vail & Budjon, WI 4. Ludwigs-DG GW Atwood Elaney (Atwood), Ludwig Farms, IL 5. Jacobs Absolute Milou-ET (Absolute), Golden Oaks Farm, IL 7. Corrcroft Sid Proof-ET (Sid), Prestige Genetics, Kueffner & Packard, IL Junior 3-Year-Old Cow (6 shown) 1. Comestar Hordee Goldwyn-ET (Goldwyn), Connery, Hetts & Majestic View, WI 2. Rubis Goldsun Lexie (Goldsun), Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI Senior 3-Year-Old Cow (16 shown) 1. Beaverbrock Goldwyn Zoey-ET (Goldwyn) Vail & Budjon, WI 2. Arolne Goldwyn Divine (Goldwyn), Volker, Hovden & Rosedale Genetics, Ltd., WI 4. RJR Sid 3273-ET (Sid), Connor Erbsen, IL 4-Year-Old Cow (11 shown) 1. TK-Plain-View Ripley (Dempsey), Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI 2. Siemers Atwood Monalisa (Atwood), C., J., J., J., C. & L. Siemers, WI 5-Year-Old Cow (9 shown) 1. Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI 2. Dream-Pride GW Alberta-ET (Atwood), Milk Source Genetics, LLC, WI Aged Cow (7 shown) 1. Sandy-Valley Atwd Blacky (Atwood), Mike & Julie Duckett, WI 2. Laidlawn Sanchez Gemini (Sanchez), Mike & Julie Duckett, WI

Team Durham Morgan-ET EX-95 1st 150,000M Cow · Team Holsteins, Hampshire, IL

150,000 Lb. Cow (2 shown) 1. Team Durham Morgan-ET (Durham), Team Holsteins, IL 2. Rose-Lyn S Storm Cypress (Storm), Tori Evert, WI Best 3 Females (1 shown) 1. Duckett Holsteins, WI

IL HOLSTEIN FUTURITY Futurity entries are due July 1st for all cows. Please watch the IL Holstein website and/or your email for an updated list of all renominations. The Two, Three and Four Year old fee is $12, the Five-year- old fee is $26. Three-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 Three-year-old that has not be entered in the past you may “catch her up” for the Five-year-old show for $69 (future fees are necessary for showing). You may print your list out and mail it with the entries due to: Illinois Holstein Futurity c/o Wendy Erbsen 13258 Center Drive, Lanark, IL 61046 Page 13


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 11th, 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. Cattle may arrive no earlier than 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 19 and must be off the grounds by 6 p.m. Friday, July 22. Animals being exhibited must be checked in by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20 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 at least one animal at a district show to be eligible to exhibit any number 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) and dry cows (classes 9 and 10) - 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 Show in classes 9, 10, 14-16, 18-20. In the 150,000#

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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, or 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 classes1-7 and 9, 10, 12-16 & 18-20. 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 12, 13, 14, 15 following class 15. A Senior Champion and Reserve Senior Champion will be chosen from classes 9, 10, 16, 18, 19 & 20 after class 20. Prior to selection of Grand Champion, all first place milking-aged bred and owned animals (classes 9, 10, 12-16 & 18-20) will be shown for Champion Bred and Owned. 17. Milk sales may be used to pay for the use of the fairgrounds. Please do not dump good milk. Please don’t put milk from treated cows in the tank. 18. It is recommended that a partnership animal be shown at only one state show, that being where it is primarily housed. 19. 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. 2016 SHOW BASE DATES AND CLASSES 1. Spring Heifer Calf 3/1/16 and after 2. Winter Heifer Calf 12/1/15 to 2/28/16 3. Fall Heifer Calf 9/1/15 to 11/30/15 4. Summer Yearling 6/1/15 to 8/31/15 5. Spring Yearling 3/1/15 to 5/31/15 6. Winter Yearling 12/1/14 to 2/28/15 7. Fall Yearling 9/1/14 to 11/30/14 8. Junior Best Three 9. Dry 3 & 4 Year Old 9/1/11 to 8/31/13 10. Dry Aged Cow Before 9/1/11 11. 2 Year Old Futurity 12. Junior 2 Year Old 3/1/14 to 8/31/14 13. Senior 2 Year Old 9/1/13 to 2/28/14 14. Junior 3 Year Old 3/1/13 to 8/31/13 15. Senior 3 Year Old 9/1/12 to 2/28/13 16. 4 Year Old 9/1/11 to 8/31/12 17. 5 Year Old Futurity 18. 5 Year Old 9/1/10 to 8/31/11 19. Aged Cow Before 9/1/10 20. 150,000# Cow Must bring DHI or DHIR 21. Dam and Daughter 22. Best Three Females 23. Produce of Dam 24. 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, 2016. 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 20 with the exception of #8, 11 and 17.) 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 animals MUST be shown at a district/ local show during the current year to show at the state show. A junior may substitute one animal not shown at the district show for one animal shown at the district show (Mississippi Valley Juniors must exhibit their animals at their district show following the state show). All Open Show rules except #10 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. Adult assistance will be permitted 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 20. 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 20. 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 four divisions at the state level combining boys and girls together in each division: Junior - 12 years of age and under; 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, 2016. 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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Save the Dates! June Board Meeting June 9, 2016 IAA Building Bloomington, IL *More details will be emailed*

State Picnic September 11, 2016 Mitchell’s Holsteins Winnebago, IL

Junior Holstein News The Illinois Juniors have some exciting fundraisers coming up this summer! Worker Auction & Railbird Judging Contest at the Illinois Championship Show THANK YOU to Trans-Ova Genetics for their donation to the IJHA to help pay for travel expenses to the 2016 National Holstein Convention in New York in July!

*Watch for a postcard*

JUNIOR REPORTER’S MESSAGE

Hello juniors! First, I’d like to give a big thank you and congratulations to Bailey Hart and Riley Zettle for putting on such an amazing Spring Thing earlier this spring. The convention went great and everyone had a blast! Moving forward from Spring Thing, the individuals attending the National Holstein Convention later this summer are already hard at work preparing for the competition at Saratoga Springs, New York! The first practice was April 3rd, and they meet for 11 weeks leading up to convention. To raise money, juniors have been selling Butter Braids as one of their fundraisers. In addition, the juniors had the opportunity to sell items in the silent auction at the Spring Sizzler sale, as well as working at the Olbrich’s sale on Saturday, May 28th. At the Olbrich sale, we’ll be working a food stand to raise money for convention, so come with an empty stomach and a full wallet! Convention is going to be great in New York this year, let’s show them what Illinois is made of!

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2015 - 2016 JUNIOR OFFICERS & ADVISOR TEAM President: Emily Irwin Vice President: Connor Erbsen Secretary: Bailey Hart Treasurer: Payton Erbsen Reporter: Brock Irwin Adult Advisor: Glen Meier Phone: 815-238-8540 Adult Advisor: John Mitchell   Phone: 815-703-5614 Adult Advisor: Tricia Zehr   Phone: 815-252-5708

Make sure to check the Illinois Holstein website www.illinoisholsteins.com and Facebook pages for up-to-date information on all Junior activities!

Spring Thing, Spring Shows, Spring Sales, Spring Planting....it has been a busy season for Illinois Holstein breeders! Congratulations to the Illinois Juniors that participated in the contests at Spring Thing, congratulations to the exhibitors at the Midwest Spring Shows and thank you to the breeders that supported the Spring Sales in Illinois! Seems hard to believe, but the Illinois Championship Show is right around the corner and will be at a new location this year - the Interstate Center in Bloomington, Illinois! Watch your emails for updates on entry forms. Early entry deadline is July 11th. As we look forward to the Fall Herald, watch for more details on the Illinois Holstein of the Year Contest. Be thinking of which cows or heifers you would like to nominate!

Until next time!

Stephanie Stout 608.732.2757 briardesigns@gmail.com Summer 2016


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BREEDER SPOTLIGHT StormView Dairy, Shobonier

StormView Dairy is owned and operated by Andrew Mowen and David Schaffer. It is located in South Central Illinois. StormView Dairy was started in April of 2014 and currently milks 150 cows. They have Holsteins and Jerseys with each breed in their own barn. The Holsteins are in their biggest barn where they have 96 free stalls with 90 Holsteins in it currently. The Jerseys are in a separate barn where there are 72 free stalls and have around 60 in it. They have been really focusing on trying to grow within, with a balanced approach on milk, components and type. Mr. Mowen is the herdsman, while Mr. Schaffer is in charge of the feeding. Together they make a really good team with a 28,000 lb. rolling herd average on the Holsteins with a 3.5% butterfat and 3.1% protein, and the Jerseys have an 18,000 lb. rolling herd average with a 5.5% butterfat and 3.7% protein.

They milk 2x per day in a double 6 herring bone parlor. The Jerseys have a classification average 85.5 points and the Holsteins have a 107 BAA. Andrew does all the breeding and bull selection. Their breeding philosophy is to breed, show and grow the very best animals they can. Andrew, while not growing up on a dairy, found his passion for the business while working for Rita and the late Paul Frericks at P&R Farms in Liberty, IL. Andrew worked for Dennis and the Late Richard (Dick) Sorrill at Sky-View-Acres for 13 years, until he left with the cows and started the new farm in Shobonier, IL. They started with 72 Holstein cows which came from the Sorrill’s and bought the rest at numerous sales and from individuals across the Midwest. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences from Western Illinois University. David has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics form the University of

Missouri. David did not grow up on a dairy either, however he did grow up on a grain and Registered Angus farm near LaGrange, MO. David believes that growing up on the farm has helped them out a lot because he has seen the up and downs and the trials and tribulations that go along with the farming industry. Andrew and David are hosting the 2016 Illinois Jersey Picnic this year at their farm on Saturday June 25th at 12:30p.m. They would like to invite all dairy breeders and enthusiasts out to their farm for a nice lunch provided by them and South Central F.S. They hope to see everyone there! Although StormView Dairy has only been in business for two years, they hope to be around for many years to come. They would like to say a special thank you to Dennis Sorrill (Sky-View-Acres) for helping them to get their start in the dairy industry!

We hope to see you July 20-22 for the 2016 Illinois Championship Show!

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Striving for Excellence

SKY-VIEW-ACRES ROBIN EX-91

A-SKY-VIEW-ACRES LENZI & LAVE

MAPLE-LAWN TEQUILA TIANA EX-91

RUHLS-RANCH RACHEL VG-86

You’re Invited!

Dairy Enthusiasts ~ Join us for a Summer Picnic at our farm on Saturday, June 25th at 12:30pm Lunch will be provided by our farm and South Central F.S.

StormView Dairy Andrew R. Mowen & David A. Schaffer 973 N 1375 Street, Shobonier, IL 62885 Andrew (217) 617-0146 arm974m@gmail.com

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