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Illinois

Holstein Herald

Winter 2019

2019 Cover Photo Contest Winner A Beautiful Farewell Bluff-Ridge Arrowsmith Illinois Holstein Herald

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ILLINI

FuturesSALE

Sale Catalog will be available online at: illinoisholsteins.com

Saturday, February 8, 2020  2:00pm Quincy, Illinois

PAMPRD-ACRES AB IVY-RED-ET EX-94-2E 4-04 340d 37,220 3.5 1286 3.0 1103 Sr. & Res. Grand IL Championship Show ‘19 Nom. All-American R&W 4-Yr-Old ‘18 Grand Champ IL Championship Show ‘18 Choice of 3 Jordy calves due March ‘20

OAKFIELD GC DARBY-ET VG-87 Res. Grand Champ Royal Winter Fair ‘19 Res. Grand Champ Int’l Holstein WDE ‘19 June ‘19 Jacoby sells from Darby’s VG-87 maternal sister by Archrival that was Jr. All-Illinois in ‘19 & Res. All-Illinois in ‘18

L-MAPLES HVEZDA CALLI-RED EX-94-2E 6-03 365d 40,160 3.6 1447 3.1 1263 Lifetime: 153,070 3.6 5577 3.2 4921 All-American R&W 5-Yr-Old ‘17 Choice of 4 Altitude gr-dtrs, born Fall ‘19

Consigned by Hilgendorf 217.381.8776

Consigned by Schluter 217.898.5707

Consigned by Golden Oaks Farm 847.224.7861

Interested in consigning? Contact: Ed Smith 847.372.0602 or Herb Schmiedeskamp 217.242.3920

To the Illini Futures Sale

Dam

R-Homestead Jacby Doodle-ET

Born 6/1/19, sired by Jacoby, you don’t want to miss your chance to Doodle in the future with the HOTTEST show family in the breed! Dam: Oakfield Arch Dorrie VG-87-2Y (right) 2-03 305d 23,700 3.8% 890 2.9% 689 Jr. All-IL Sr. 2 2019 & Res. All-IL Fall Yrlg 2018 2nd Dam: Woodlawn Dundee Daphne EX-91 Maternal Sisters to Dorrie: Oakfield GC Darby VG-87 Res. Grand Champion WDE & RWF 2019 Oakfield Jacoby Disney VG-87-2Y (3/4 sister to Doodle!) 3rd Summer Jr. 2 IL State Show 2018 as a Fall Yrlg in milk! Oakfield Archrival Dina VG-87-2Y 1st Sr. 2 Northeast Spring National 2019 Oakfield Solomon Dandy Nom. A-A Spring Calf 2017 1st Spring Yrlg Northeast Fall National 2018

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Dam’s Maternal Sister

R-Homestead Holsteins

20244 N. 24th Ave., Nokomis, IL (217)563-2846 • mhilgendorf89@gmail.com

David & Lenore Ruppert • Marc, Lora, Landon, Kaylee & Logan Hilgendorf

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Oakfield Arch Dorrie VG-87 Jr. All-IL 2019 & Res. All-IL 2018

Oakfield GC Darby VG-87 Res. Grand WDE & RWF 2019 Winter 2019


COMMITTEE MEETINGS President Ed Smith invites all members of the Illinois Holstein Association to attend the Committee Meetings on Friday, January 3rd, 2020 at The Radisson Hotel, 8 Traders Circle, in Normal, IL. The day will begin at 9 a.m., lunch will be held at noon and additional committee meetings will be after lunch. We will conclude the day with a Board Meeting. Detailed schedule and times are printed below. Again this year, all IHA members are welcome and encouraged to join us! Everyone can choose to attend whichever committee meetings they would like, according to the schedule below. We are hoping Club members

9-10 a.m. 10 -10:30 a.m. 10:30-11 a.m. 11-11:30 a.m. 11:30-12 noon

will divide themselves up and attend different meetings so each Club can be represented on as many Committees as possible. An Executive Board Meeting will be held the night before on Thursday, January 2nd. If you would like to stay overnight at the hotel for the meetings the next day, you can call 309-862-0101 to make reservations. We will be providing a complimentary lunch for everyone who attends on Friday. Please RSVP for the lunch to Secretary Sarah Lenkaitis by emailing ilholsteinsecretary@gmail.com or leaving a message at 920-517-1942 (texts accepted too).

Friday, January 3 Meeting of Committee Chairs & Board of Directors State Show Futurity

12 noon - 1 p.m.

Public Relations PDCA Calf Sale

Junior Advisory Committee

State Sale

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Refreshments

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Board Meeting

Membership

Illinois Holstein of the Year Do you have a cow or heifer that should be nominated for Illinois Holstein of the Year? Send us a professional photo and her 2019 credentials. Votes will be tallied on the Illinois Holstein Facebook page and winner will be announced at the Senior Convention on February 8th. DEADLINE: January 10th Email your nominations to: Stephanie Hammerly briardesigns@gmail.com

Illinois Holstein Awards JUNIOR BREEDER AWARD

LUNCH

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

WANTED

Dutchess/Little Miss

*must be under the age of 40*

SENIOR BREEDER AWARD DISTINGUISHED SERVICE View past recipients at illinoisholsteins.com Send your nominations to: Ed Smith, President Phone: (847) 372-0602 Email: ed.pat@att.net

FROM THE PRESIDENT Greetings to Illinois Holstein members and guests, The date is November 11th, Veterans Day. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our Veterans for their service to this great country. Because of this, we can live here in peace, and have the freedoms we enjoy. The USA may not be perfect, but compared to other parts of the world, we have the best. My dad served during the Korean War. The calendar says fall, but we got about 8 inches of snow today and the temperature is 16 degrees. Wind is blowing pretty good also!! There is still an awful lot of corn and beans in the fields. This has to be one of the most challenging years ever for farmers, especially dairy farmers. The bright side is the price of milk has slowly crept up. I wish I could tell you the future really looks great! It’s hard for me to believe the past two years have gone so fast. This is the last letter I will write as your Illinois Holstein President. Some of Illinois Holstein Herald

you may be saying, “Thank goodness!” Steve’s letters will be a lot more interesting I will guarantee...if he gets elected?! No, in all seriousness, I have enjoyed my time as your President. I’ve enjoyed working with the board of directors and committee chairs...including Steve! I’ve also had A LOT of good mentors. Our employees have been the best to work with also! Thank you to everyone who has helped make the past two years enjoyable. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the committee meetings in January. Also, the Illinois Senior Holstein Convention is coming up here in February. They are planning to have a Futures Sale again this year at the State Convention, so if you have picks of flushes or individual heifers to consign, be sure to contact Herb Schmiedeskamp at 217-242-3920. I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and that you have some time to spend with family and friends. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Hope everyone stays safe, healthy, and above all, spend some quality time with your family.

Take care,

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ILLINOIS HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION Officers

Directors - Term Expires 2020

President....................................................................................................................... Ed Smith 43386 N. Scott St., Antioch, IL 60002; 847/372-0602; ed.pat@att.net Vice-President....................................................................................................... Steve Irwin 9400 Meridian Rd., Beason, IL 62512; 217/871-7738; samirwin@itsintheair.net Treasurer................................................................................................................. Carol Jones 116 W 10th St., Gridley, IL 61744; 815/848-1500; skipcarolj@gmail.com Secretary..........................................................................................................Sarah Lenkaitis 6N707 Corron Rd., St. Charles, IL 60175; 920/517-1942; ilholsteinsecretary@gmail.com

Effingham ................................................................ Howard Dust, Shumway 217/663-2395 Heart of Illinois .............................................................. Carol Jones, Gridley 815/848-1500 Tri-County ..................................................................Richard Meier, Beecher 708/946-6417

Executive Members John Erbsen ............................................................................................................. Northwest 10974 Benson Rd., Lanark, IL 61046; 815/275-4990; johnerbsen@aeroinc.net Herb Schmiedeskamp..............................................................................Mississippi-Valley 2328 N. 1700th St., 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 Kevin Wendling.........................................................................................................Effingham 13500 N. 400th St., Altamont, IL 62411; 217/240-6196; kjholsteins@altamont.net Past President - Jason Oertel.................................................................................Gateway 32633 Delhi Rd., Brighton, IL 62012; 618/779-9060; jtoertel@sbcglobal.net

Public Relations Coordinator Stephanie Hammerly

Directors - Term Expires 2021 Clinton .................................................................. Aaron Heinzmann, Carlyle Clinton .............................................................................Dylan Reed, Vandalia Effingham ............................................................ Kevin Wendling, Altamont Heart of Illinois .....................................................Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith McHenry-Lake ........................................... Ethan Heinzmann, Wauconda McHenry-Lake ............................................. David Shanks, Garden Prairie Mississippi Valley ....................................................... Jim Schluter, Red Bud Southern ...................................................... Norbert Hasheider, Okawville

Directors - Term Expires 2022 Boone-Winnebago ........................................... Aaron Mitchell, Winnebago Gateway .....................................................Lucas Clanton, Mulberry Grove Gateway ................................................................... Leon Dorsey, Greenville Mississippi Valley .............................Herb Schmiedeskamp, Camp Point Northwest ....................................................................... John Erbsen, Lanark Northwest ............................................................................Jerry Smith, Davis Tri-County .............................................................................. Ray Hess, Genoa

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

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

618/781-7994 217/254-5397 217/240-6196 309/824-8621 847/224-7861 815/790-8406 217/898-5707 618/243-6312

815/585-2785 618/322-3523 618/292-9105 217/242-3920 815/275-4990 815/865-5683 815/751-3301

Junior Officers Northwest .................................................................. Payton Erbsen, Lanark 815/493-2331 Heart of Illinois .........................................................Addison Raber, Gridley 815/867-0694

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

ADVERTISERS B&B Bagging B-J-Grove BLM Fall Dairy Bluff-Ridge Bri-Mel Acres Char-La-Don Clearfield Farm Cross-Wake Dairy Dair-E-Land Holsteins DoDel Holsteins Edler Farm Flat-Net Dairy Glendell H. Farms, Ltd. Golden Oaks Farm Heinz-Hope Farm

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Holbric Holsteins Hunter Haven Farms, Inc. Illini Futures Sale Irwindale Holsteins J-Maker Dairy Farm K-J Holsteins Kaco-Vu Kochnook Farm Koester Dairy Laeschway Dairy Lenkaitis Holsteins Luck-E Holsteins Lucky-King Holsteins Lyonden Farm Mackinson Dairy Farm

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FEATURES Awards & Recognitions...................................................................................3,8-10 Breeder Spotlight..................................................................................................... 11 Calendar..........................................................................................................................5 Committee Meetings.................................................................................................3 District News.................................................................................................................9 Dutchess Domain........................................................................................................5 From the President.....................................................................................................3 Junior Journeys......................................................................................................... 10 Junior Spring Thing................................................................................................. 10 Senior Holstein Convention..............................................................................5,11

Macomber Farm Meier Meadows Mil-R-Mor Mitchell’s Holsteins O-Bee Holsteins Oertel Farms, Inc. Pleasantland Farm Probstland Dairy R-Homestead Farm Ravendale Farm Red Carpet Holsteins Rolling Lawns Farms Schaufine Farms Select Sires Shannondoah Holsteins

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Smith, Ed Sunshine Genetics Thorman Dairy Farm Von-View Dairy Farm Will-Can-Do Holsteins Winter Dairy Farm Zehrview Holsteins

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ON THE COVER Featured on the cover of this issue is the 2019 Illinois Holstein Herald Cover Photo Contest winner. The beautiful Holsteins of Bluff Ridge bid farewell to Marilyn Butler on her moving day. 2019 marked 50 years since the beginning of Bluff Ridge Farm that was started by Robert and Marilyn Butler in 1969. Their son, David, was recognized with the 2018 Illinois Holstein Senior Breeder Award and continues the tradition with his daughters. Photo submitted by Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith, IL

Volume 81, Number 4

Winter 2019

Illinois Holstein Herald is published four times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter) by the Illinois Holstein Association. Subscriptions for members are included as part of the annual membership dues; $20 per year for non-members. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Illinois Holstein Herald, Stephanie Hammerly, PO Box 813, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. This issue of the Illinois Holstein Herald was sent to the printer December 16, 2019

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Visit Us Online! illinoisholsteins.com facebook.com/IllinoisHolsteins facebook.com/IllinoisJuniorHolsteinAssociation

CALENDAR 1/2 Illinois Holstein Executive Board Meeting, Normal 1/3 Illinois Holstein Board & Committee Meetings, Normal 2/7-8 Illinois Senior Holstein Convention, Holiday Inn East, Quincy 2/8 Illini Futures Sale, Quincy 2/10 Spring Herald & Midwest Holsteins Advertising Deadline 2/28-3/1 Illinois Junior Holstein Spring Thing, Peoria *additional event information available at: www.illinoisholsteins.com

DUTCHESS DOMAIN

2020 ILLINOIS SENIOR HOLSTEIN CONVENTION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday, February 7th

Executive Committee Meeting 3 p.m. Board Meeting 5 p.m. Registration open from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Evening Hospitality beginning at 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 8th

Hello everyone! I hope everyone has had a safe harvest! Also, I hope the show season has wrapped up well for everyone at World Dairy Expo and NAILE. This past year at World Dairy Expo, I was able to present awards to the class winners and champions of the 2019 International Junior Holstein Show. While passing out awards, I saw some of Illinois’ finest junior-owned Holsteins walk across the colored shavings and win numerous awards. After being up at Expo, I was able to represent Prairie Central and IL FFA at the 2019 National FFA Convention Dairy Judging Contest in Indianapolis, Indiana. My team, consisting of two sibling pairs, Ainsley and Ashlyn Kratochvil, and Jacob Raber and myself. Overall, we became the 2019 Reserve National Champions of 43 teams, and now have the opportunity to represent the US in two international contests in Europe in June 2020. Finally, at NAILE, I represented Illinois 4-H for the final time. My dairy bowl team, Regan Scidmore, Taylor Huels and Hannah Alberts, placed in the top half of the National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest in Louisville, Kentucky. I was not able to participate in the judging contest there due to the FFA Contest, but the rest of my team did. They placed 10th overall, an awesome achievement! Again, I hope everyone has had a safe harvest, and can finish up soon if you haven’t yet. Good luck this coming winter and Merry Christmas!

Addison Raber

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Holiday Inn Illinois Holstein Annual Meeting 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Load buses at 10:45 a.m. for tour Tour of Quincy Farm Products 11 a.m. Lunch at Quincy Mall Community Room 12 p.m. Illini Futures Sale 2 p.m. Hospitality 5 p.m - 7 p.m. Convention Banquet 7 p.m. Evening Hospitality after

ACCOMMODATIONS

Holiday Inn East 4821 Oak Street, Quincy, IL Rooms are $93+tax For reservations, call (217) 223-7800 and mention the Holstein rate

Detailed schedule and registration form available at: www.illinoisholsteins.com Early registration deadline: January 17th Learn more about Quincy Farm Products on page 11 www.quincyfarmproducts.com Convention Chair: Jeff Thorman (309) 769-5494 or thormanjeff@gmail.com Hosted by the Mississippi-Valley Holstein Club

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 Illinois Holstein Herald

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BREEDER ADS

Nelson & Bonnie Heinzmann 618.226.3578 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

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The Lenkaitis Family 6N411 Corron Road, St. Charles, IL 60175 lenkaitis.holsteins@gmail.com - www.lenkaitisholsteins.com

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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

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R-HOMESTEAD HOLSTEINS

20244 N. 24th Ave. Nokomis, IL (217)563-2846 David & Lenore Ruppert Marc, Lora, Landon, Kaylee & Logan Hilgendorf

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

Connie Turley 618.664.3240

www.rollinglawnsfarm.com

Michael & Jennifer Turley 314.308.1005

LYONDEN FARM

The Butler Family

35821 E 900 N Rd., Arrowsmith, IL David: 309-824-2131 Christie: 815-530-0331 Sarah: 309-824-8621

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

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FALL SHOW and JUDGING CONTEST HIGHLIGHTS World Dairy Expo The International Junior Holstein Show was held on October 1, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin and was judged by Eddie Bue. The International Red & White Show was held October 3-4, 2019 and was judged by Jamie Black. The International Holstein Show was held October 4-5, 2019 and Chad Ryan was the judge. Listed below are the IL Holstein breeders that did well. Congratulations!

Spring Heifer Calf - Junior 6. Holbric Jordy Angelie, Elena & Peyton Olbrich Yearling Heifer in Milk - Junior 3. Erbacres Solomon Lydia, Delana Erbsen Summer Junior 2-Year-Old Cow - Junior 3. Erbacres Libertys Believe, Payton & Delana Erbsen 5. Koebele Avalanche Mya, Robby Koebele Junior 2-Year-Old - Junior 3. Lakeshore Sid Banana, Taylor, Layla & Kaylyn Powell 4. Erbacres G W Atwood Cherri, Payton Erbsen 5. B-J-Grove Doorman Cheyenne, Kasey Clanton Senior 2-Year-Old - Junior 7. B-J-Grove D Roller Coaster, Kasey Clanton Junior 3-Year-Old - Junior 3. Holbric GW Atwood A-Grain, Elena Olbrich 6. Holbric Meridian Christa, Elena & Peyton Olbrich & Megan Ford 4-Year-Old Cow - Junior 1. Ms Sherona-Hill Riddle, Elena & Peyton Olbrich & Megan Ford 5-Year-Old Cow - Junior 3. Sunnyhome McCutchen Mildred, Connor Erbsen Aged Cow - Junior 4. Erbacres Atwood Divinity, Connor & Nathan Erbsen 150,000M Production Cow - Junior 2. Holbric Bolton Blanket, Elena & Peyton Olbrich & Megan Ford R&W Winter Heifer Calf 1. Schluter Unstp Aspen-Red, Olivia Schluter 6. MilkSource Tinder-Red, Golden Oaks Farm R&W Fall Heifer Calf 4. Triple S Miss Me-Red, Triple S Farms 5. OCD AV Lionesse-Red, Olivia Schluter R&W Spring Yearling Heifer 9JR Golden-Oaks Dutchess-Red, Addison & Jacob Raber R&W Fall Yearling Heifer 3. OCD Dfiant Lustrous-Red, Golden Oaks Farm R&W Yearling Heifer in Milk 7.1JR Apple-Pts Abrianna-Red, Connor & Nevin Erbsen 9.2JR Holbric Ammo A-Canadian-Red, Megan Ford & Adam Olbrich R&W Senior 2-Year-Old Cow 2. Flower-Brook Coral-Red, Golden Oaks Farm 6. Spungold Avalch Joann-Red, Golden Oaks Farm R&W Junior 3-Year-Old Cow 2. Uber-Haven Dfint Chrome-Red, Brett Richter & Tyler Carter 3. Rob-Sara Awe Lovelee-Red, Busker & Meier R&W Senior 3-Year-Old Cow 4. Schluter Shelby Lee-Red, Dennis & Keith Engel R&W 4-Year-Old Cow 10.2JR Holbric Spa Chisel-Red, Elena & Peyton Olbrich & Megan Ford R&W 5-Year-Old Cow 5.2JR Zehrview Absolt Hi-Time-Red, Rosalee Zehr 6. Pamprd-Acres AB Ivy-Red, Golden Oaks Farm 7. Miss Pottsdale Dfi Tang-Red, Golden Oaks Farm 5JR Holbric Action Chill-Red, Elena & Peyton Olbrich & Megan Ford Page 8

R&W Produce of Dam 1. Erbacres Holsteins R&W Premier Breeder Apple Partners Senior 2-Year-Old Cow 7. Apple-Pts Amita, Golden Oaks Farm Intermediate Showmanship 11. Lila Sloan

NAILE

The Grand National Junior Holstein Show and the Mid-East Red & White Junior Show were held on November 9, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky and were judged by Jamie Howard. The Mid-East Fall National Holstein Show and Mid-East Red & White Show were held November 11, 2019 and Chad Ryan was the judge. Congratulations to the IL Holstein breeders that did well! Placings are listed below. Summer Heifer Calf - Junior 3. B-J-Grove Unix Cherokee, Kasey Clanton 6. Koebele Undenied Mila, Robby Koebele 8. Rbr-Frm Jacoby Amarillo, Addison & Jacob Raber Spring Heifer Calf - Junior 1. Lakeshore Tatoo Elixir, Taylor, Layla & Kaylyn Powell 3. B-J-Grove Fever Jugs, Kasey Clanton 10. Lucky King Tatoo Santaya, Shana Lueking Winter Heifer Calf - Junior 8. Bluff-Ridge D Dreamsickle, Kelly O’Connor 9. Zehrview D-Back Eggwina, Wyatt Zehr Fall Heifer Calf - Junior 9. Schluter DB Amelia, Jeff Kern 10. W E I Doc Lanna, August Michels Summer Yearling Heifer - Junior 2. Zehrview Defiant Dalia, Wyatt Zehr 10. B-J-Grove Doorman Beauty, Kasey Clanton Spring Yearling Heifer - Junior 3. Zehrview Avalanche Cube, Rosalee Zehr 8. B-J-Grove Crush Rammie-TW, Kasey Clanton 9. Schluter DB Sasha-Red, Zachary Paul 10. Rbr-Frm Awe Annie Oakley, Addison & Jacob Raber Winter Yearling Heifer - Junior 3. B-J-Grove Doorman Bugsy, Kasey Clanton Junior 2-Year-Old Cow - Junior 4. B-J-Grove Doorman Cheyenne, Kasey Clanton 5. Koebele Avalanche Mya, Robby Koebele Senior 2-Year-Old Cow - Junior 6. Zehrview Dundee Jester, Wyatt Zehr 7. B-J-Grove D Roller Coaster, Kasey Clanton 9. Schaufine Dempsey Lotus, Briley Lenkaitis Junior 3-Year-Old Cow - Junior 1. Hostogold Brady Hillsnow, Matthew Busker 5-Year-Old Cow - Junior 3. K-Lane Ceo Flicka, Kasey Clanton 5. Zehrview Lassiter Delighted, Rosalee Zehr Intermediate Showmanship 1. Rosalee Zehr Senior Showmanship 2. Zachary Paul R&W Spring Heifer Calf - Junior 5. Playtoys Defi Magic-Red, Daisy Brammeier 6. Playtoys Defi Mystic-Red, Daisy Brammeier R&W Winter Heifer Calf - Junior 1. Schluter Unstp Aspen-Red, Olivia Schluter 3. Ms Fionas Snow White-Red, Taylor, Layla & Kaylyn Powell R&W Fall Heifer Calf - Junior 1. OCD AV Lionesse-Red, Olivia Schluter 5. Heatherstone Persephoni-Red, Wyatt Zehr

R&W Summer Yearling Heifer - Junior 3. Playtoys Abs Minnie-Red, Robby Koebele 4. Zehrview Addict-P Gold-Red, Rosalee Zehr R&W Spring Yearling Heifer - Junior 5. Golden-Oaks Dutchess-Red, Addison & Jacob Raber 6. Koebele Hypnotic Mulan-Red, Robby Koebele R&W Reserve Junior Champion - Junior OCD AV Lionesse-Red, Olivia Schluter R&W Junior 3-Year-Old Cow - Junior 1. Rob-Sara Awe Lovelee-Red, Busker & Meier Intermediate Showmanship 1. Magen Busker Summer Heifer Calf 3. B-J-Grove Unix Cherokee, Kasey Clanton 6. Cross-Wake Ammo Glady, Cross-Wake Dairy 10. Koebele Undenied Mila, Mitch Koebele Spring Heifer Calf 2. Lakeshore Tatoo Elixir, Taylor, Layla & Kaylyn Powell Winter Heifer Calf 2. Bluff-Ridge D Dreamsickle, Kelly O’Connor Fall Heifer Calf 10. W E I Doc Lanna, Weiler Enterprises Summer Yearling Heifer 3. Bluff-Ridge Doorman Divine, Sarah Butler 6. Zehrview Defiant Dalia, Wyatt Zehr Spring Yearling Heifer 3. Zehrview Avalanche Cube, Rosalee Zehr Winter Yearling Heifer 4. B-J-Grove Doorman Bugsy, Kasey Clanton Milking Yearling Heifer 4. Carters-Corner Doormn Reign, Dylan Reed & Tyler Carter, Vandalia 5. Schluter DB Amber, Olivia Schluter Junior 2-Year-Old Cow 3. Schluter Diamondback Maddy, Steven Harre 4. B-J-Grove Doorman Cheyenne, Kasey Clanton Senior 2-Year-Old Cow 5. B-J-Grove Roller Coaster, Kasey Clanton 6. Zehrview Dundee Jester, Wyatt Zehr Junior 3-Year-Old Cow 3. Hostogold Brady Hillsnow, Matthew Busker 8. Lehoux Doorman Relative, Dylan Reed 5-Year-Old Cow 5. Zehrveiw Lassiter Delighted, Rosalee, Zehr 7. K-Lane Ceo Flicka, Kasey Clanton R&W Spring Heifer Calf 6. Bluff-Ridge Def Rihanna-Red, Sarah Butler 8. Playtoys Defi Magic-Red, Daisy Brammeier 9. Ms Jordy Jade-Red, Dennis Bressner R&W Winter Heifer Calf 1. Schluter Unstp Aspen-Red, Olivia Schluter 6. Ms Fionas Snow White-Red, Taylor, Layla & Kaylyn Powell R&W Fall Heifer Calf 1. OCD AV Lionesse-Red, Olivia Schluter R&W Summer Yearling Heifer 1. Zehrview Addict-P Gold-Red, Rosalee Zehr 2. Playtoys Abs Minnie-Red, Robby Koebele R&W Spring Yearling Heifer 5. Koebele Hypnotic Mulan-Red 6. Golden-Oaks Dutchess-Red, Addison & Jacob Raber R&W Winter Yearling Heifer 6. Schluter Sunny Lee-Red, Emme Schomaker R&W Junior Champion Schluter Unstp Aspen-Red, Olivia Schluter R&W Milking Fall Yearling Heifer 1. Schluter DB Star Lee-Red, Olivia Schluter R&W Aged Cow 2. MilkSource Lad Taffy-Red, Olivia Schluter Premier Breeder & Exhibitor Olivia Schluter Winter 2019


DISTRICT NEWS Illinois 4-H Dairy Judging Contest Results

The Illinois 4-H dairy cattle judging team placed 5th high overall at the 2019 National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held in Madison, WI during the World Dairy Expo. Pictured (left to right): Dave Fischer, coach; Zach Paul, Worden; Lane Heinzmann, Carlyle; Payton Erbsen, Lanark; and Briley Lenkaitis, Eldorado, IL.

The 2019 National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, held at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI, was another exciting and memorable event for Illinois 4-H’ers. The Illinois 4-H dairy judging team placed 5th high team overall out of 19 teams from throughout the nation. Illinois team members included: Payton Erbsen, Lanark; Lane Heinzmann, Carlyle; Briley Lenkaitis, Eldorado; and Zachary Paul, Worden, IL. The team also placed 5th high team in placings only and 7th high team in oral reasons. Briley Lenkaitis placed 15th top individual overall and received an “All-American” plaque. In addition, she placed 12th in oral reasons, 12th in Guernsey, and 14th in Brown Swiss breed. Payton Erbsen took home 21st top individual award and received an “AllAmerican” plaque plus he placed 11th in the Holstein breed. Zachary Paul received the 4th place top individual ribbon in the Guernsey breed and was 15th individual in the placings division. On a “top 10” team basis by breed, Illinois placed 3rd in Guernsey, 4th in Holsteins, 7th in Jerseys, and 8th in Brown Swiss. The Illinois 4-H team was sponsored by the Illinois 4-H Foundation and River Valley Dairy of Tremont, IL. In addition, the team jackets were sponsored by The Equity of Effingham, IL. The team was coached by Dave Fischer, University of Illinois Extension 4-H Dairy Program Coordinator.

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Illinois 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl & Judging Contest Results

The Illinois 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl team participated in the 2019 National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl contest in Louisville, KY. Pictured (L - R): Addison Raber, Gridley; Hannah Albert, Keysport; Regan Scidmore, Chadwick; and Taylor Huels, Carlyle, IL.

Illinois 4-H members participated in the 2019 National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl competition held in Louisville, Kentucky on November 8th & 9th . Team members included: Hannah Albert, Keysport; Taylor Huels, Greenville: Addison Raber, Gridley; and Regan Scidmore, Chadwick, IL. The Illinois team competed among 17 teams from throughout the United States. Illinois won one match in the double elimination contest. The 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl has become a premier event of education and competition among young people involved with 4-H dairy project work. This was the 40th consecutive year for the National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl competition, held in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). The 4-H dairy quiz bowl tests the contestants’ knowledge in areas of dairy production, dairy business, dairy products and dairy science. The competition includes individuals answering a 50-question test followed by team competition with each match consisting of 5 team questions and 20 toss up questions The following day, Hannah, Taylor and Regan participated in the NAILE youth dairy judging contest where they placed 10 out of 22 teams. In the “top 25” individuals overall, Hannah Albert was 17th and Taylor Huels was 24th out of 82 contestants. In addition, IL placed 3rd high team in Ayrshire and 6th high team in Brown Swiss with Huels winning 3rd place Ayrshire individual and 8th place Brown Swiss individual. Thank you to the Illinois 4-H Foundation and River Valley Dairy, Tremont, IL for sponsoring the team expenses and Diamond V, Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa for sponsoring the team jackets. Dave Fischer, retired University of Illinois Extension Dairy Educator, served as the team coach and was assisted by Becky Meier, Ridott, IL.

CLINTON The Clinton County club met on November 17, 2019 for their Annual Meeting. Congratulations to the award recipients! (pictured with Aaron Heinzmann, President)

2019 Outstanding Junior Girl Shana Lueking

2019 Outstanding Junior Breeder Clint Harre

2019 Outstanding Service Award Dave Fischer Not Pictured 2019 Outstanding Junior Boy Jeff Kern 2019 Outstanding Senior Breeder Elm Farms, Norbert Hasheider Miranda Kollmann, Reporter

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JUNIOR JOURNEYS JUNIOR REPORTER

Spring Thing 2019 2019-2020 OFFICERS & ADVISOR TEAM President: Payton Erbsen Vice President: Addison Raber Secretary: Allyson Aves Reporter: Briley Lenkaitis Treasurer: Jacob Raber Adult Advisors: Wendy Erbsen Phone: 815-493-2331 Al Lenkaitis Phone: 630-561-9514 Amy Raber Phone: 815-867-0694 Make sure to check the Illinois Holstein website www.illinoisholsteins.com and Facebook pages for up-to-date information on all Junior activities!

When: February 28th - March 1st Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Peoria What: Dairy Quiz Bowl Speech Contest Craft Contest Photo Contest Scrapbook Page Contest IL Junior Holstein Meeting Dairy Jeopardy Team Dairy Challenge Elevate Trampoline Park Awards Banquet Detailed schedule and registration form will be available at: www.illinoisholsteins.com

Congratualtions!

Hello Illinois Juniors! I hope everyone is staying warm. Save the dates February 28th - March 1st for our next event; the 2020 Spring Thing held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Peoria. We have many fun and exciting events for juniors to participate in. These include: Quiz Bowl, Jeopardy, Speech Contest, Poster Contest, Scrapbook Page Contest, Photography Contest, Craft Contest, and Team Dairy Challenge. Please consider signing up for these events on the registration. Along with the variety of contests offered, there is also a trip to a Trampoline Park, Officer Elections, and the annual Illinois Junior Holstein Association Meeting. This is a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new friends who you share the same passion for dairy with! Congratulations to all the juniors on a great show season! I hope to see everyone at Spring Thing and I encourage everyone to step out of their comfort zone and try a new event this year!

Briley Lenkaitis

Share Your Ideas! JUNIORS! We will be discussing some new fundraising opportunities to help send our great group of kids to Pennsylvania this summer for the National Holstein Convention.

Thank You! To the IL Holstein members that supported our 2019 fundraisers!

Congratulations! Connor Erbsen, Lanark, received the prestigious Judi Collinsworth Outstanding Junior Exhibitor Memorial Award at the 2019 World Dairy Expo. He is pictured with Jodi Hoynoski, Holstein Association USA Executive Director, Holstein Identification and Member Services. The Judi Collinsworth Outstanding Junior Exhibitor Memorial Award is presented annually, in memory of former Holstein Association USA Executive Director of Member and Industry Services, Judi Collinsworth. Winners are selected at each of the four National Junior Holstein Shows, based on sportsmanship, herdsmanship and level of participation in Holstein activities.

To the IL Junior Holstein members on a great year of achievements! From Spring Thing to National Convention to shows to scholarships and awards. We’re looking forward to a great year in 2020!

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BREEDER SPOTLIGHT

Carters Corner is operated by Tyler Carter and his dad, Andy. They milk 100 cows in a freestall and double 6 milking parlor. The show cows and show heifers are housed in a box stall barn. Located in Greenville, Illinois, Carters Corner was established in 1961 when Tyler’s Grandma Joann and Grandpa Henry bought the farm. Some of their highlighted cow families and herd favorites include Carters Corner Fever Pen EX-94, Uber-Haven Dfint Chrome-Red EX-92 and Ms Atwood Lacey EX-92. The Carters have had Grand Champion at the Illinois Championship Holstein Show two out of the last three years. A tremendous feat for this hard-working farm family! This year, they also won Grand Champion and Supreme Champion at the Illinois State Fair with crowd favorite, ChromeRed. Chrome also went on to place 2nd at World Dairy Expo in the International Red & White Show Junior 3-Year-Old class.

What does the future hold for the Carters Corner herd favorites? Chrome is resting comfortably until April when is due back for next year’s show season. Fever Pen is in retirement and is on a an extensive IVF program. Lacey is also being IVF’d and is due back in June. A very impressive start to the success of Illinois Holstein’s 2017 Junior Breeder award recipient! We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Tyler and everyone at Carters Corner.

owned with Brett Richter

© Cybil Fisher

Popular sires at their farm right now are Tattoo, Doorman, Solomon, Crush and Unix. New bulls they are using include Denver, Thunderstorm and Moovin.

Uber-Haven Dfint Chrome-Red EX-92 Grand Champion Illinois Championship Show Grand & Supreme Illinois State Fair 2nd Jr. 3 Int’l R&W 2019

Carters Corner Fever Pen EX-94

CONVENTION TOUR

On Saturday, February 8th, Illinois Senior Holstein Convention attendees will have the opportunity to tour Quincy Farm Products. The bus will depart from the Holiday Inn at 10:45 a.m. Be sure to register for this year’s convention at www.illinoisholsteins.com. Quincy Farm Products specializes in food waste recycling and livestock feed production. Quincy Farm Products solves food waste stream problems for food manufacturers, and develops animal feed products from recycled food scraps. Visit www.quincyfarmproducts.com for more. Photos compliments of Quincy Farm Products

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