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Illinois

Holstein Herald

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2016 marked the crowning of the 50th Illinois Holstein Dutchess. We were excited to celebrate 50 years of Illinois Holstein Dutchesses at this year’s Illinois Senior Holstein Convention. The Illinois Holstein Dutchess program began in 1967 with the first contest held the evening before the Illinois State Black & White Show, now called the Illinois Championship Show. Karen (Ryan) Harms was selected as the very first Illinois Holstein Dutchess. Her family helped her come up with the title and Dutchess is spelled with a “t” since the Holstein breed originated in the Netherlands. Selection was based on appearance, personality and knowledge of the Holstein breed and the dairy industry. The Illinois Holstein Dutchess serves a one-year-term representing the Illinois Holstein Association at various events including shows, sales and conventions. The Dutchess also writes articles in her “Dutchess Domain” for the Illinois Holstein Herald. Thank you for joining us in celebrating 50 years of Illinois Holstein Dutchesses!

Illinois Holstein Dutchess Contestants in the First Contest in 1967

Il inois Holstein Dutchesses

1967 Karen (Ryan) Harms Heart of Illinois 1968 Peggy (Neidermeier) Warden Stephenson 1969 Sandra (Farlow) Cassens Mississippi 1970 Linda (Matlock) Drendel Tri-County 1971 Karen Sorrill Mississippi 1972 Diane (Smith) Bausman Jo-Carroll 1973 Wendy (Miller) Rashidi Tri-County 1974 Cindy Ohm Kankakee 1975 Susan (Mueller) Lockhart Tri-County 1976 Donnell (Huels) Campbell Clinton 1977 Debbra Schmitt Tri-County 1978 Sandra (Brammeier) Hackstadt Southern 1979 Patti (Gaffner) Maurer Bond 1980 Loretta Mitchell McHenry-Lake 1981 Deanna (Stoll) Pratt Heart of Illinois 1982 Linda Keppen Jo-Carroll 1983 Lisa (Moeller) Brackney Effingham 1984 Lisa (Gaffner) Kuhl Bond 1985 Julie (Barker) Miller Stephenson 1986 Lynn (Lenschow) Paulus Tri-County 1987 Gloria (Zimmerman) Cottrell Heart of Illinois 1988 Jodi (Stahl) Lenkaitis Boone-Winnebago 1989 Carla (Erbsen) Mickey Jo-Carroll 1990 Kim (Lenschow) Winkelmann Tri-County 1991 Tammy (Twenhafel) Oertel Clinton 1992 Nancy (Gaffner) Walker Bond 1993 Liz (Lenkaitis) Dorn Tri-County 1994 Debbie (Olbrich) Rink McHenry-Lake 1995 Darcy (Klinger) Dolan Boone-Winnebago 1996 Sarah (Brenner) Graybill Stephenson 1997 Sara (Dust) Lennox Effingham 1998 Amy (Meyer) Roady Kankakee 1999 Becky Meier Stephenson 2000 Jackie (Florent) Fraser McHenry-Lake 2001 Carrie (Timmerman) Ward Jo-Carroll 2002 Molly (Florent) Sloan McHenry-Lake 2003 Stephanie (Stout) Hammerly Boone-Winnebago 2004 Julie (Drendel) Ashton Tri-County 2005 Nicole (Stout) Schirm Boone-Winnebago 2006 Katelyn (Kenney) Olbrich McHenry-Lake 2007 Emily Lyons Boone-Winnebago 2008 Melinda (Kollmann) Krausz Clinton 2009 Sarah (Sheehan) Roth Tri-County 2010 Katie (Probst) Lidy Effingham 2011 Amy Schaufelberger Gateway 2012 Jennifer Wakeley Boone-Winnebago 2013 Morgan Bollech Tri-County 2014 Emily Irwin Boone-Winnebago 2015 Bailey Hart Boone-Winnebago 2016 Morgan Olbrich McHenry-Lake

Celebrating 50 Years of Illinois Holstein Dutchesses at the 2017 Illinois Senior Holstein Convention

Illinois Holstein Herald

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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 906 N 12th 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

ADVERTISERS_______________________________________________ Accelerated Genetics Ainger Farms B&B Bagging B-J-Grove BLM Fall Dairy Bluff-Ridge Bri-Mel Acres Car-Mer Farm, LLP Char-La-Don Clearfield Farm Cross-Wake Dairy Dair-E-Land Holsteins DoDel Holsteins Edler Farm Erbacres Holsteins Evergreen Lawn Farm Flat-Net Dairy

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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 Luck-E Holsteins

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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

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Roblee Farms Rolling Lawns Farms Rotesown Schaufine Farms Select Sires Shannondoah Holsteins Show-N-Style Cattle 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_____________________ 50 Years of Illinois Holstein Dutchesses...............................................................3 Advertisers.....................................................................................................................4 Board Attendance.................................................................................................5,14 Calendar..........................................................................................................................5 District News.............................................................................................................. 11 Dutchess Domain........................................................................................................6 Editor’s Message....................................................................................................... 15 From the President.....................................................................................................6 Illini Futures Sale....................................................................................................... 11

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Illinois All-Canadian & All-American Nominations..................................... 6-8 Illinois Holstein Board & Annual Meetings............................................... 12-15 Illinois Senior Holstein Convention..................................................................... 5 Junior News................................................................................................................15 Junior Officers & Advisor Team............................................................................15 Junior Reporter’s Message....................................................................................15 Letter to the Editor..................................................................................................... 5 National Board Update...........................................................................................11

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CALENDAR___________________ 3/25 4/1 4/7 4/28-29 5/5 5/19 6/6 6/28-7/1 7/19 7/21 7/21 9/5 10/3-7 11/15

Clinton County Classic Sale, Carlyle, IL Illinois PDCA Calf Sale, Champaign, IL Holstein USA Judges Conference, Stillwater, OK Register online: holsteinusa.com/shows/judges.html Midwest National Spring Holstein & Red & White Shows Madison, WI Summer Herald & Midwest Holsteins Advertising Deadline Northwest Illinois Spring Sizzler Sale, Freeport, IL 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

___________ LETTER

TO THE EDITOR

To the Bulter family, We would like to thank you for sponsoring the trophy for the Senior Breeder Award at the Illinois Holstein convention. This was such a huge surprise to the both of us and greatly appreciated. It means so much more to us because it came from your family. It was always a treat to “spa” with your husband and dad - Bob - when we were at different Holstein events. He was good at giving these comments, but also at letting me give back to him. So much fun! Again, thank you to your family! Bruce & Joyce Clanton

ON THE COVER_______________ Featured on the cover of this issue are (top) 2016 Illinois Senior Breeder Award recipients, Bruce & Joyce Clanton of B-J-Grove, Mulberry Grove, (middle) 2016 Illinois Junior Breeder Award recipient Ethan Heinzmann and (bottom) 2016 Illinois Distinguished Service Award recipient, Larry Kleiner, Greenville. Thank you to the Butler family, Marilyn, David and Karen for sponsoring the awards this year! Also, thank you to President Jason Oertel for presenting and Dave Fischer for serving as our banquet MC. See pages 64 and 65 of the Midwest Holsteins section for more details on our award winners and to see who received the 2016 Illinois Holstein of the Year Award. Congratulations and thank you for all that you do for the Illinois Holstein Association!

Volume 79, Number 1

Spring 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, PO Box 813, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. This issue of the Illinois Holstein Herald was sent to the printer February 20, 2017

Illinois Holstein Herald

BOARD ATTENDANCE_________ Name

District

1/8/16

6/9/16

Roger Bauman LL A A Bruce Clanton GW A E *Dale Drendel HAUSA P E Howard Dust EF P P John Erbsen NW P P Harvey Harpstrite CL P E Norbert Hasheider SO P P Aaron Heinzmann CL P E Ethan Heinzmann ML P A Ray Hess TR P P Kasey Klein LL E P Steve Irwin HT P P Rodger Koehn TR P P Aaron Mitchell BW P P Christie O’Connor HT P P *Jason Oertel Pres P P *Brian Olbrich PastPres P E Toby Probst EF A A *Boyd Schaufelberger HAUSA P E Herb Schmeideskamp MS P E *Ed Smith VicePres P P Jerry Smith NW P E Jeff Thorman MS P P Jennifer Wakeley BW A A * Denotes officer/past president/National board member

10/21/16

1/5/17

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FROM THE PRESIDENT Hello again everyone, I sit down to write this shortly after the conclusion of our State Convention, I appreciate everyone that took time out of their busy schedules to attend this year and especially want to thank all of the past Dutchesses that could attend. They were certainly the big highlight of the evening and it was a whole lot of fun getting to visit with them. Although I didn’t get the chance to visit with each and every one, I did get to talk to many of them. It was fun to hear the stories as they reminisced on their time as Illinois Holstein Dutchess. Another special part of the banquet is getting to recognize some of the most dedicated people that Illinois Holstein has to offer with recognition of our Distinguished Junior Breeder-Ethan Heinzmann, Distinguished Senior BreedersBruce and Joyce Clanton and Distinguished Service Award-Larry Kleiner. It was certainly a great night. I also want to thank Pat and Ed Smith, Brian Olbrich, Jerry and Sharon Smith, Stephanie Hammerly, Tina Yagow, Carol Jones, Tricia Zehr, Ann Marie Irwin, Rodger Koehn and Herb Schmeideskamp for their extraordinary efforts to help pull the different parts of this convention together. One thing that I was again reminded of on multiple different instances during our convention was the quality group of people that

make up our organization. Our convention speaker, Greg Siegman, remarked on how incredibly nice and genuine our group is. Many of the past Dutchesses that hadn’t been back in a while remarked on how welcome we made them feel even if they didn’t see a lot of faces they recognized from back in the day. Even River Road Trio, the band that played at our dance, mentioned how much fun they had dining with our group. It really was one of those moments that made me very proud to represent such a fine group of Holstein enthusiasts and I wanted to pass those compliments on to the rest of you. As for state business, one thing that I wanted to mention was that we have a committee, chaired by Kevin Wendling, that is going to do a comprehensive review of the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws. Although there have been a few changes over the years, a complete review has not been done in a number of years and the board felt that it was time to take a look and make sure that they are still relevant. You can find the current version on the website and if you have any suggestions or recommendations for changes, please contact Kevin or myself and we will ask the committee to consider them. I should also thank all of our committee chairs for their work leading up to and at our annual committee meetings. Please take a little time to read through the committee reports, although there weren’t many changes to our programs, there were a few that may impact some folks, especially with the show rules. I look forward to seeing everyone again as we move into the spring sale season and wish all of the consignors and the new buyers luck with their purchases.

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Drolie Doorman Maycy-ET

Nom. All-American & All-Canadian Spring Yrlg Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda

Golden-Oaks Bck Chaline-ET

Nominated All-American 4-Year-Old Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda

Jason Oertel

DUTCHESS DOMAIN Hello Illinois! I would like to start off by saying I had a wonderful time at the 50 years of Illinois Holstein Dutchesses Celebration! Seeing so many past Dutchesses was a real treat! It was also great to see their photos and visit with them. They all had wonderful stories to tell about representing the Illinois Holstein Association. Spring Thing is coming up! I am excited to be able to compete again this year. I am sure it will be a great time as it always is. I am looking forward to hearing speeches and viewing creative and informative posters. The best part about Spring Thing is spending time with fellow Junior Holstein members. We may be competing against each other, but the friendships we form will last a lifetime. Good luck to everyone attending Spring Thing this year.

ILLINOIS NOMINATIONS

As the calendar starts turning into spring, I’m sure everyone will be anxious to get into the field. We have already had a spring teaser in February. Hopefully, we won’t have to pay for it in March with a snowstorm! Everyone wants to get out there and spread manure, plant corn and put hay up. I hope all of you have a safe and productive planting season!

Morgan Olbrich

Petitclerc Sid Sunkiss

Nom. All-American & All-Canadian 5-Year-Old Sunkiss Syndicate

Ludwigs-DG Goldwyn Ellie-ET

Nominated All-American 150,000 Lb. Cow Nominated All-American Produce of Dam with Ludwigs-DG Goldwyn Emmy Ludwig Farms, Fithian Spring 2017


ILLINOIS ALL-AMERICAN RED & WHITES Congratulations to these exhibitors on their nominations!

Golden-Oaks All That As-Red

Nominated All-American R&W Summer Yearling Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda

Miss Pottsdale Dfi Tang-Red

Nominated All-American R&W Sr. 2-Year-Old Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda

Mapel Wood RR Radiance-Red-ET

Nominated All-American R&W 4-Year-Old Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda

Luck-E Durham Autumn-Red-ET

Nominated All-American R&W Produce of Dam Luck-E Holsteins, Hampshire

Prinse Action Strawberry-Red-ET

Nominated All-American R&W Summer Yearling Charlotte Sauder, Tremont

Pamprd-Acres AB Ivy-Red

Nominated All-American R&W Sr. 2-Year-Old Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda

Lochdale Shaquille Missy-Red

Nominated All-American R&W Aged Cow Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda

Ms Barb Act Beauty-Red-ET

Nominated All-American R&W Fall Yearling Franchise & Crazy Chaos Syndicate, Tremont

Miss Apple Aria-Red-ET

Nominated All-American R&W Jr. 3-Year-Old Apple Partners, Lanark

Cleland Advnt Alexia-Red-ET

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

Luck-E Durham Avail-Red-ET

Nominated All-American R&W Produce of Dam Luck-E Holsteins, Hampshire

Watch for Jr. All-American Nominations & results in the next issue! Illinois Holstein Herald

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ILLINOIS ALL-AMERICAN RED & WHITES Congratulations to these exhibitors on their nominations!

Holbric Lotus Lyric-Red

Nominated All-American R&W Jr. Best 3 Females Holbric Holsteins, Harvard

Zehrview Absolute Monte-Red

Nominated All-American R&W Jr. Best 3 Females Zehrview Holsteins, Graymont

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Holbric Spa Chisel-Red

Nominated All-American R&W Jr. Best 3 Females Holbric Holsteins, Harvard

Zehrview Armani Hi-Life-Red

Nominated All-American R&W Jr. Best 3 Females Zehrview Holsteins, Graymont

Holbric Spa Jolly-Red

Nominated All-American R&W Jr. Best 3 Females Holbric Holsteins, Harvard

Zehrview Armani Martie-Red

Nominated All-American R&W Jr. Best 3 Females Zehrview Holsteins, Graymont

BREEDER ADS

Spring 2017


Place your Breeder Ad HERE! Published 4x/year Contact: Stephanie Hammerly, Editor 608-732-2757 briardesigns@gmail.com

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

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

PROBSTLAND DAIRY

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

217-925-5300 Illinois Holstein Herald

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Place your Breeder Ad HERE! Published 4x/year Contact:

The Butler Family Stephanie Hammerly, Editor 35821 E 900 N Rd., Arrowsmith, IL

608-732-2757

briardesigns@gmail.com

David: 309-475-2131 Christie: 815-530-0331 Sarah: 309-824-8621

LYONDEN FARM

6447 Fitzgerald Rd. Rockford, IL 61102 lyondenk@comcast.net Kevin & Palma Lyons (815)979-2370 Brian & Lori (815)962-0001 Chris (920)563-1082 Dan & Kelly (260)359-1780

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FROM THE NATIONAL BOARD_ DISTRICT NEWS Dear Holstein Breeders, The pace of our industry is evident in everything going on at Holstein USA! In 2016, 690,000 animals were identified, more than ever before, and 18% over last year. Holstein Complete enrolled cows were up 9%. The technology project is progressing. HAUSA is investing in this new network that will result in the capability to better serve members with information, and new online tools. Already you can go to our webpage to learn all you need to know about Polled Holsteins, and our inbreeding calculator is a great way to make sure your matings stay in your comfort zone for inbreeding. Three new traits have been added to Holstein pedigrees this year. Feed Efficiency, Fertility Index, and Sire Calving Ease are now displayed on all pedigree versions for the subject, the sire, and the dam. Inclusion of these traits make it easy to use these factors in your breeding decisions. The next months will include an opportunity for attending our HAUSA Judges Conference in Stillwater Oklahoma on April 7. The Type Advisory Committee and the Genetic Advancement Committee will meet in March. These grassroots committees give our membership the ability to steer the breed into the future.

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

Our annual convention is in Bellevue Washington this year, June 28 to July 1. This will be the first year of our increased delegate numbers, giving more members voice in our governing. This year from the Midwest Dale Drendel is up for reelection to the board, and Boyd Schaufelberger is running for president. Corey Geiger from Wisconsin has declared his candidacy for vice president. It promises to be an interesting and exciting event so plan on joining everyone in Washington! It is certainly our pleasure and honor to represent you the members on your Holstein board. Please contact us with concerns and ideas.

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

Greetings from Mississippi Valley Holstein Club! A few highlights that occurred over the last couple of months: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! • Thorman’s received Reserve Junior AllAmerican Brown Swiss Senior 2 year old with Fancy • Udderhill Dairy Robotic operation began early December (right during the cold spell). After a tough first month things are starting to smooth out. Also a Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary to any member over the next several months.

Sincerely, Angie Newman, Reporter

Do you have District News to include? Send by May 5th for the Summer issue

ILLINI FUTURES SALE The Illini Futures Sale was held in conjunction with the 2017 Illinois Senior Holstein Convention. The high selling lot was Golden-Oaks Charolina-ET, a Brazzle x Atwood Charla EX-93 x Champ Rae EX-933E from the Roxys. Charolina is due in June with an ultrasounded heifer by Kingboy. She was consigned by Golden Oaks Farm and purchased by Jackson Brammier and Lane Heinzmann. The highest selling lot of embryos were Doorman IVF embryos x All-American Garay Alexander Destiny-ET EX-94. She traces back to Snow-N Denises Dellia EX-952E GMD DOM. The embryos were consigned by Johnathan Heinsohn and purchased by John Mitchell. Thank you to the consignors, buyers, sale chair Herb Schmeideskamp, sale co-chair Ed Smith, sales staff-Larry Kleiner, Gary Janssen and Brian Olbrich, sale clerks-Carol Jones, Tricia Zehr, Tina Yagow and Dutchess Morgan Olbrich! Sales (Consignor in parentheses) Golden-Oaks Charolina-ET................................. $4,000

1st Choice Kingboy x Doodle............................ $2,000

Doorman x Floria..................................................$230/ea

1st Choice Mogul x Ava........................................ $3,100

Complete Flush x Raven...................................... $1,700 Dennis Bressner (Luke Coblentz)

Chrome x Sugar.....................................................$170/ea

Jackson Brammeier & Lane Heinzmann (Golden Oaks) Anthony Weaver (Kris Wild)

Golden-Oaks Heartbreaker-ET......................... $2,600

Larry Kleiner (Morgan Wendling)

Z-High Barbwire Rhoda-Red.............................. $1,400

Dave Ruppert (Golden Oaks)

Ed Smith (Leslie Shirk High) Embryos (Consignor in parentheses)

Brett Woker (Anthony Weaver)

John Mitchell (Johnathan Heinsohn)

1st Choice x Ariel..................................................... $2,400 1st Choice Absolute x Fontain.......................... $2,100 Herb Schmiedeskamp (Leroy Kleiner)

1st Choice Goldwyn x Rip Rose........................ $2,000 Boyd Schaufelberger (Wilson Martin)

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Doorman x Destiny..............................................$360/ea Ammo P x Analiese...............................................$320/ea Oertel Farms (Morgan Olbrich)

Kevin Wendling (Johnathan Heinsohn)

Kevin Wendling (Macy & Renee Probst)

McCutchen x Tressa..............................................$170/ea Herb Schmiedeskamp (O-C-E-C Embryos)

Hero x Tressa...........................................................$160/ea Richard King & Larry Wright (O-C-E-C Embryos)

McCutchen x Leanna...........................................$100/ea Ed Smith (Rick & Tom Simon)

Gold Chip x Felice..................................................$260/ea Kerry Koch (Larry Kleiner)

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BOARD MEETING MINUTES January 8, 2017 - Bloomington, IL

The January 8, 2017 Board of Directors meeting of the Illinois Holstein Association was called to order at 3:05 p.m. at The Chateau Conference Center in Bloomington by President Jason Oertel. Secretary Tina Yagow took roll call with 18 Board members, 3 staff, 4 Committee Chairs, and 3 guests present. Jerry Smith moved to accept the minutes of the October Board Meeting as printed, Dale Drendel seconded, and the motion carried. Treasurer Carol Jones presented the Treasurer’s Report. Aaron Heinzmann moved and Herb Schmiedeskamp seconded to approve the Treasurer’s Report and the motion passed. Editor Stephanie (Stout) Hammerly spoke about the Herald and told the group we now host our own website instead of using Holstein World. The Spring Herald deadline is February 5th. Dave Fischer reminded the Board of the dates and locations of the three IMPA Dairy Summits – February 21st in Freeport, February 22nd in Bloomington, and February 23rd in Centralia. Dale Drendel and Boyd Schaufelberger spoke on behalf of Holstein USA and updated the board on Holstein USA programs and activities. OLD BUSINESS The State Officers will host the State Convention February 4-5, 2017 at The Chateau in Bloomington. The Northwest Club is planning to host the next State Convention. NEW BUSINESS Constitution and By-Law Review – Kevin Wendling will chair a committee to review the constitution and by-laws and to present suggested changes at the October Board meeting. COMMITTEE REPORTS Dutchess/Little Miss Committee Report given by Jason Oertel on behalf of Lori Lyons The 2017 Dutchess and Little Miss Competitions will be held the evening of July 19th with results given the next morning during the Junior Show and Miss Congeniality announced the following day during the Open Show. The committee wants to make sure full, updated rules for the competition are publicized, along with expectations for the winners. Current requirements are attending the Illinois Championship Junior and Open Shows, Illinois State Fair Junior and Open Holstein Shows and Spring Thing and it is suggested the Dutchess attend State Sale, the PDCA Calf Sale and Senior Convention. Since many colleges and high schools resume classes the same week as the Illinois State Fair, candidates may be deterred from entering the competition due to the requirement of attending those shows so the Committee asks the Board to consider moving State Fair to the “suggested” category with the substitute caveat on a permanent basis. Participation in the contest has been in a lull at this time. If anyone has ideas on how to recruit more participants, please share with Chairman Lori Lyons. Rules allowing the winner of the Little Miss Holstein Title to re-participate Page 12

should also be publicized to encourage more participation. Howard Dust moved we make the State Fair participation “suggested” instead of “required,” Harvey Harpstrite seconded, and the motion carried. Budget: -$1,000 Futurity Committee Report given by Ed Smith on behalf of Wendy Erbsen The Futurity will be celebrating the 50th anniversary this year with the 2-year-old show. We would like to do something special with signage and a section in the show catalog with past winners and past chairmen. Other suggestions can be entertained from the Board of Directors. This will be the first year that the futurity will be asking for funds from the board. Usually the Futurity operates on a zero budget and is self-sustained. This year Darcy Steffes will be taking over the reigns as the co-chairman for a year and then moving in as a sole chairman. The entries have become a huge paperwork burden. The transition to Google docs and Google forms for entries has been started. The process is very time consuming and is about 2 months behind. This transition should allow all futurity exhibitors to see, at any time, all animals that are entered and it will show the exhibitors when all entries were made. We are hoping this helps with the timely entries and deadline. Deadlines have not been made in the past partly at the fault of the chairman and partly at the fault of some of the exhibitors. Transparency is the goal of this transition. The deadline for the entries that would have been due in November 2016 will be February 1, 2017 due to the transition to the new format. History of the futurity will also be available on the Google drive for anyone to review at any time. The general public cannot just access this drive by searching the internet but must first have the access link which can be shared via the web site if the directors deem that appropriate. An additional benefit to using the Google drive is to have a private drive folder with the bank statements and fund balance. This will greatly benefit the State Treasurer. The goal is to only have the bank statement drive available to the State Treasurer and Futurity Committee Chairman. Wendy feels that due to the demands of her job, she hopes the board will accept her recommendation of the addition of a co-chair of Darcy Steffes and retain the assistant chair, Ed Smith, for one year during the transition and the reorganization of the futurity records. Budget: $0 Association funds (Promotions budget will cover $1,500 for anniversary celebration). Motion to approve the Futurity Committee Report was made by Aaron Heinzmann, Jerry Smith seconded, and the motion carried. Governmental Affairs Committee Report given by Chairman Dale Drendel Tasha Bunting of IMPA came and addressed the members, speaking about current issues facing Illinois livestock producers. Items of interest included the veterinary feed directive, nutrient management plans and GMOs. Budget: $0 Association funds

Motion to approve the Governmental Affairs Committee Report was made by Steve Irwin, seconded by John Erbsen, and the motion carried. Membership Committee Report given by Chairman Ed Smith Membership numbers for 2016 were 215 Junior members and 440 Senior members. Senior membership went down just 18 from 2015 while Junior membership remained exactly the same. Fiscal year 2017 membership forms were included in the winter Herald for the first time, rather than doing a separate mailing. We will see how this works this year, whether people respond at the same rate as they have previously when we used a direct mailer and filled in much of the member’s personal information at the top of the form. In 2016 many people utilized the online submission form but not many used Paypal to pay, plus Paypal holds the money for 30 days before allowing us access to it. Another blank form will be mailed separately to those who have not paid by March 1st and an email reminder will be sent March 15th to those who have not paid yet to remind them the late fee is about to go into effect April 1st. The State Secretary will send each Club President and Vice President a list of unpaid members after the April 1st late fee deadline. Board members will get a copy of an updated “unpaid members list” at the June Board Meeting as usual. Budget: $19,000 profit. Motion to approve the Membership Committee Report was made by Dale Drendel, seconded by Harvey Harpstrite and the motion carried. PDCA Calf Sale Committee Report given by Jason Oertel It was unsure if the PDCA would continue activities after 2016, but Darren Ropp has agreed to work with Dave Fischer and Gene McCoy to learn about the Association and possibly take over someday. The group is looking for consignments for the April 1, 2017 PDCA Calf Sale. Deadline to get included in advertising is February 13th and final consignments are needed by March 10th. Calves need to be at the Champaign County Fairgrounds by noon March 31. Budget: $0 Association funds. Motion to approve the PDCA Calf Sale Report was made by Boyd Schaufelberger, Brian Olbrich seconded and the motion carried. Public Relations Committee Report given by Chairman Aaron Heinzmann The 2016 photo contest on Facebook to choose the cover photo for the Spring Herald brought over 300 “likes” for the winning photo alone (8 photos were submitted). The photo contest will be moved to the Winter Herald cover photo for 2017. During 2016, Holstein World did not renew our website and we couldn’t make updates but now we have complete control over the domain name, hosting and updates as of the end of the year. The cost of hosting the website has gone down substantially and we can offset the expense with the money from the Breeder Ads that goes to the website. For promotions, trying to get Spring 2017


nominations for the new “Illinois Holstein of the Year” has yet to yield any nominations. The nomination deadline is January 9th, voting will take place on the Facebook page and the winner will be announced at the Senior Convention in February 2017. The committee recommends the association spends $75 to continue sponsoring a class at World Dairy Expo and also $1,500 to publicize the 50th Anniversary of the Futurity. Budget: -$1,000 for Publications, -$1,675 for Promotions; and breakeven for Website. Aaron Heinzmann moved to accept the Public Relations Committee report, which was seconded by Boyd Schaufelberger and the motion carried. State Sales Committee Report given by Chairman Nate Janssen There was good discussion about the direction of the State Sale and opinions were polarized so at this point it was decided the Sale Chairman would be given authority to choose the date and location of the sale they will chair. Nate Janssen will be the chairman in 2017 with Brian Wesemann assisting him, and they are planning a fall sale in the northern part of the state. Herb Schmiedeskamp spoke about the Futures Sale at the State Convention in February and asked for consignments as soon as possible. Budget: $5,000 profit for Illini Golden Opportunity Sale, $2,500 profit for Futures Sale Motion to approve the State Sales Committee Report was made by John Erbsen, Harvey Harpstrite seconded, and the motion carried. State Show Committee Report given by Chairpersons Joe Engel & Paula Bovre The 2017 Championship Holstein Open Show will be July 21st with Molly Sloan confirmed as judge. The Junior Show will be July 20th with Perry Phend confirmed as judge. We have a multi-year contract with the McLean County Fairgrounds in Bloomington to hold the event there. Exhibitors can set-up Monday of that week, after 12 o’clock noon. Cattle cannot arrive until Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. The exhibitor meeting will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The Committee recommends eliminating the Dry Cow classes and including recognition for a Champion Production Cow. It will be important to announce production winners in each class (Milk and CF&P) and publicize this new award so members will hopefully feel there is more value to filling out production information on their entry forms and bringing production records to the show for verification. The committee

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recommends the Executive Committee look into ultrasound and monitoring hair length. The committee recommends BOTH Open and Junior Show exhibitors be allowed to exhibit the same number of animals at State Show that they exhibit at their District show. Budget: Breakeven. Motion to approve the State Show Committee Report was made by Herb Schmiedeskamp. John Erbsen seconded and the motion carried. Youth Committee Report given by Chairman John Mitchell In regards to the State Junior Show, which will be held July 20, 2017, the following rule changes were brought forth by the Youth Committee: It was suggested to change rule #5 which allows for Adult Assistance in the show ring to read “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. The motion was seconded by Jerry Smith and carried.It was also suggested to change the minimum age to match National Show rules which say a child must be 9-years-old as of January 1 to show in the Junior Show. The motion was seconded by Aaron Mitchell but the motion failed to obtain majority vote from the Board of Directors. The Committee suggested PeeWee Showmanship be officially added as a class for children 9-years-old and under. Steve Irwin seconded the motion and it carried. Regarding other Junior activities, Spring Thing will be February 25 & 26 at The Chateau in Bloomington. Officers will be elected and the by-laws will be finalized. Much discussion took place about taking a group to National Convention in Washington State since the expenses will be much higher this year due to air travel. The total is estimated at $22,500 and the Juniors plan to use $5,000 of their own funds, have participants pay $5,000 from their participation fees, raise $5,000 from fundraisers like an Embryo Shuffle or something. Brian Olbrich moved the Board of Directors authorize $7,500 from the newly-formed Enhancement Fund to be given when needed to reserve the travel. John Erbsen seconded and the motion passed. DJM and YDJM deadline for 2016 is February 1st and Kyle Mitchell Award deadline is February 15th. For 2018, the DJM and YDJM deadline will be January 1st. Budget: $0 in Association funds ($7,500 from Enhancement Fund for National Convention 2017 travel). Motion to approve the Youth Committee Report was made by Howard Dust,

seconded by Herb Schmiedeskamp and the motion carried. Dale Drendel moved to approve the budget as presented. Herb Schmiedeskamp seconded and the motion carried. Dale Drendel announced he will seek reelection for Holstein USA board in June and asks for support from Illinois Holstein Association. President Jason Oertel told Dale to let the Board of Directors know how we can help him in his campaign. Motion to adjourn was made by Howard Dust, seconded by Jerry Smith and the motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Tina Yagow, Secretary

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ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES February 4, 2017 - Bloomington, IL The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Illinois Holstein Association was called to order at 9:30 a.m. on February 4th at The Chateau in Bloomington by President Jason Oertel. Fifty members and guests were present. Minutes of the last annual meeting were printed and distributed by Secretary Tina Yagow. Herb Schmieskamp moved to approve the minutes as printed. Joann Hartman seconded the motion and it carried. The Treasurer’s Report was printed and distributed by Treasurer Carol Jones. Jerry Smith moved to approve the report as printed. Howard Dust seconded the motion and it carried. National Director’s Report by Boyd Schaufelberger, Holstein USA Vice-President – registrations were down 1% but still close to an all-time high. 670,000 animals are identified through Basic I.D. which is very high. Boyd spoke about the steps to get on the National Judges list and a conference that will be nearby this spring. National Convention will be in Washington state this summer and Boyd encourages everyone to go enjoy the convention and beautiful scenery. Our state will have 5 delegates this year. Tim Ewing added encouragement to join the Holstein Complete program because it might be more cost-effective now. Extension Report by David Fischer – Stephenson County Farm Bureau will be a new site for the northern Dairy Summer instead of Highland Community College. Dates will be February 21, 22, and 23. Dave thanks all breeders who allowed the judging team to practice at their farms. The State Fair Superior Young Producer scholarship program for this year will be cut back to 3 recipients per species due to decreasing sponsorships. President Oertel thanked FS, Prairie State Select Sires, Prairie Farms, Sunshine Genetics, and International Protein Sires for being sponsors of the 2017 State Convention. OLD BUSINESS Membership: For the 2016 year (April 1-December 31), the Association had about 440 Senior members and 215 Junior members. PDCA: The April 2016 Calf Sale sold 32 head with an average over $2,000. State Show: The 2016 State Show was chaired by Paula Bovre and Joe Engel in Bloomington, Illinois. 143 head were exhibited in the Open Show and 74 in the Junior Show. The 2017 State Show will be July 20 & 21 in Bloomington. Dutchess/Little Miss: The 2016-17 Dutchess is Morgan Olbrich and Little Miss Holstein is Elena Olbrich. State Sale: The 2016 State Sale was chaired by Eddie Bue and held in Carlyle with a sale average of $2,384 on 84 lots. Public Relations: During 2016, Holstein World did not renew our website and we couldn’t make updates, but now we have complete control over the domain name,

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hosting and updates as of the end of the year. Editor Stephanie (Stout) Hammerly continues to publish quarterly issues of the Herald with three of them being Midwest Issues where the center content is contributed by a group of states from the Midwest and only the Winter Herald is exclusively our information from Illinois. The 2016 photo contest on Facebook to choose the cover photo for the Spring Herald brought over 300 “likes” for the winning photo alone (8 photos were submitted). NEW BUSINESS Constitution and By-Law Review – Kevin Wendling will chair a committee to review the constitution and by-laws and to present suggested changes at the October Board meeting. Resolutions submitted by Ed Smith, Jerry Smith and Ray Hess: • Be it resolved to approve the acts and deeds of the officers and Board of Directors for the past year. • Be it resolved to thank Dale Drendel and Body Schaufelberger for serving on the Board of Holstein USA and representing the members of Illinois Holstein Association and other Holstein members throughout the US. • Be it resolved to thank Morgan Olbrich for her service as 2016-17 Illinois Holstein Dutchess and Elana Olbrich for her service as 2016-17 Little Miss Holstein. • Be it resolved to thank all officers, employees and State Committee chairmen and sitting directors for their efforts and accomplishments this past year. • Be it resolved to thank all sponsors and donors for State and District Illinois Holstein functions. • Be it resolved to thank the coaches and advisors of the Illinois Junior Holstein Association, University of Illinois and Cooperative Extension Service for their effort, influence and accomplishments in supporting the youth of the Illinois Holstein Association, as well as those who financially support the IJHA fundraising activities. • Be it resolved to thank Mitchell Dairy & Grain LLC (the Mitchell Families) of Winnebago, IL for hosting the 2016 Illinois Holstein Picnic. • Be it resolved to congratulate the Junior and Senior Quiz Bowl Teams for representing Illinois in their competitions at the National Junior Convention. • Be it resolved to support the Midwest Dairy Association and their “Fuel Up to Play 60” program, the in-school nutrition and activity program launched by the NDC & NFL, McDonalds, Dominos and Taco Bell and all other initiatives to encourage children to drink milk and include dairy in their diets. Ray Hess moved the Resolutions be

accepted, seconded by Joann and the motion carried. Nominating new directors from Clubs with Directors whose terms are expiring: Richard Meyer will replace Rodger Koehn for TriCounty. Jerry Smith moved to seat the new director and Brian Olbrich seconded the motion. Junior Advisor John Mitchell reminded the Secretary to include the President and Vice President of the Juniors in the Board of Directions roster so Connor and Payton Erbsen will be members of the Board representing the Juniors for the coming year. The motion to seat the new directors carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Herb Schmieskamp, seconded by Ray Hess and the motion carried. Respectfully submitted, Tina Yagow, Secretary

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Bruce Clanton GW E *Dale Drendel HAUSA P Howard Dust EF P John Erbsen NW P Norbert Hasheider SO A Aaron Heinzmann CL P Ethan Heinzmann ML P Ray Hess TR P Kasey Klein LL A Richard Meier TR Aaron Mitchell BW P Christie O’Connor HT P *Jason Oertel Pres P *Brian Olbrich PastPres P Toby Probst EF A *Boyd Schaufelberger HAUSA P Herb Schmeideskamp MS P *Ed Smith VicePres P Jerry Smith NW P Jeff Thorman MS P Connor Erbsen JrOfficer Payton Erbsen JrOfficer * Denotes officer/past president/National board member

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Next Meeting: June 8, 2017 *watch your email for details to be sent out in May Spring 2017


JUNIOR JOURNEYS JUNIOR REPORTER’S MESSAGE

2016 - 2017 OFFICERS & ADVISOR TEAM President: Connor Erbsen Vice President: Peyton Erbsen Secretary: Lane Heinzmann Treasurer: Lila Sloan Reporter: Brock Irwin Adult Advisor: Glen Meier Phone: 815-235-7596 / 815-233-2407 Adult Advisor: John Mitchell   Phone: 815-703-5614 Make sure to check the Illinois Holstein website www.illinoisholsteins.com and Facebook pages for up-to-date information on all Junior activities!

SAVE THE DATES July 19, 2017 IL Holstein Dutchess Contest July 20, 2017 IL Championship Jr. Show *details in the Summer Herald *

BOARD MEETING MINUTES February 4, 2017 - Bloomington, IL The February 4, 2017 meeting of the Illinois Holstein Association Board of Directors was called to order by President Jason Oertel at The Chateau in Bloomington. Secretary Tina Yagow called the roll and 17 Board members were present along with 3 staff and many special guests. Minutes of the January 2017 meeting were distributed and Jerry Smith moved to approve them as printed. Aaron Heinzmann seconded the motion and it carried. Treasurer Carol Jones distributed the Treasurer’s Report and Bruce Clanton moved to approve it. Boyd Schaufelberger seconded the motion and it carried. Editor Stephanie Hammerly reminded the board the Spring Herald deadline is February 5th. OLD BUSINESS Membership: Membership forms for FY2017 were included in the Winter Herald members received at the end of December 2016 and people have begun sending them in. PDCA: The 2017 PDCA Calf Sale will be held April 1st. Consignments are needed ASAP – contact Jason Oertel, Gene McCoy or Gary Janssen. State Show: The 2017 State Show will be July 20 & 21 in Bloomington. Futurity: This is the 50th Anniversary so some special things will be happening to celebrate! Dutchess/Little Miss: The reigning Dutchess is Morgan Olbrich and Little Miss Holstein is Elena Olbrich. The 2017 competition will be held July 19th so start thinking now about any young ladies you can encourage to participate! State Sale: The 2017 Sale will be chaired by Nate Janssen with the help of Brian Wesemann.

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Public Relations: For 2017, the cover photo contest will be moved to the Winter edition of the Herald. President’s Report: President Jason Oertel thanked everyone for coming to the Convention and for the State Officers and Directors, plus many of their spouses, for helping out with the planning this year. NEW BUSINESS Nominations for President: Jerry Smith nominated Jason Oertel for a second year as President and Bruce moved to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot. The motion was seconded by Brian Olbrich and the motion carried. Nominations for Vice-President: Jerry Smith nominated Ed Smith for a second year as VicePresident and Aaron Heinzmann moved to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot. The motion was seconded by Brian Olbrich and the motion carried. Nominations for Executive Committee: Ed Smith nominated Howard Dust, Herb Schmiedeskamp, Jerry Smith and Aaron Heinzmann to serve on the Executive Committee. Bruce Clanton moved to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot which was seconded by Brian Olbrich and the motion carried. The 2018 State Convention Host Club will be Northwest Holstein Club. Howard moved to adjourn the meeting, Toby Probst seconded and the motion carried. Respectfully submitted, Tina Yagow, Secretary

Hello Juniors! Of course, this time of year is always filled with Dairy Bowl talk, as juniors from all around the state prepare for Spring Thing. The 2017 National Junior Holstein Convention is being held in Bellevue, Washington. National conventions are a blast, and a great opportunity to meet other Junior Holstein members from around the country. With that being said, I hope everyone is working hard on posters, speeches, and studying for dairy bowl and dairy jeopardy to be well prepared for the state contest. Also, serving as your 2016-2017 state reporter, I’ll be making a scrapbook and digital scrapbook representing Illinois at Convention. If you have any pictures from the 2016 National Convention from New York, 2016 Spring Thing, or any other IJHA activities from throughout the year, please email them to me at brockirwin98@yahoo.com. Last year my scrapbook placed 2nd and the digital scrapbook got 1st! I hope to continue to represent Illinois with similar success this year in Bellevue, Washington.

Brock Irwin

EDITOR’S MESSAGE

To say the 2017 Illinois Senior Holstein Convention was a success would certainly be an understatement... it very much exceeded all of our expectations and we certainly set high expectations. Thank you to the planning committee, board, Dutchesses and attendeees for making this a great event! Be sure to check out the award winners on pages 64 and 65 of the Midwest Holsteins section. Spring is right around the corner and there are Holstein events filling up nearly every weekend on my calendar! From shows to sales to conventions, I look forward to seeing several of you this spring. Before our schedules get too busy, don’t forget that the Summer Herald will also be a Midwest Holsteins issue. Ad reservations and district news are due by May 5th.

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