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2018 Cover Photo Contest Winner Parker Harms relaxing at the fair with his Spring Yearling Holstein named Milk Dud. DPC

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Saturday, February 2, 2019  2:30pm Greenville, Illinois

TRI-DAY ASHLYN-ET EX-96-2E GMD DOM 4-09 365d 43,090 4.8 2079 3.3 1422 Lifetime: 144,770 4.6 6665 3.4 4861 All-American 4-Yr-Old 2001 Choice of 3 March ‘18 Defiants x EX-91 Atwood x VG-88 Damion x Ashlyn

SCHLUTER SANDY LEE-RED-ET EX-91 Nom. All-American R&W Winter Yrlg 2014 Res. Jr. Champion NY Spring R&W 2014 Her December ‘17 Maternal Sister by Diamondback Sells

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SCHLUTER SYDNEY LEE-RED-ET VG-86 Nom. All-American R&W Spring Yrlg 2014 Jr. Champion NY State Fair R&W 2014 HM All-American R&W Spring Calf 2013 Choice of Diamondback or Leverage from her VG-85 Maternal Sister

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

ILLINOIS HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION AMENDMENTS TO BY-LAWS Amend Article III, Section 7 – “A local Holstein club shall continue to be a recognized club so long as it has an annual paid up adult membership into the Association of at least 15 10, and that the membership organize and carry out the recommended yearly program.” Amend Article III, Section 9 – “Representation of the local Holstein club on the Board of Directors of the Association is so designated in Article VI, Section 5.” Amend Article VI, Section 2 (a) – “Each duly organized and recognized local club shall be entitled to up to two (2) Directors to serve a term of three (3) years. Amend Article VI, Section 2 (b) – “Each duly organized and recognized local club shall be entitled to additional Directors based upon the average adult membership of the preceding three (3) years as determined by the Secretary of Association on September 30 of each year: 111 to 160 members – 3 Directors; 161 to 210 members – 4 Directors; 211 to 250 members – 5 Directors.” Amend Article VI, Section 4 – “Additional Directors will consist of the Director(s) and Officer(s) of the Holstein Association USA, Inc. residing in Illinois whose term will run concurrent with the term as a National Director or Officer and for two years following their retirement from that office. The retiring Illinois Association President will automatically become a member of the Board of Directors for two years following his or her retirement from that office.” Amend Article VI, Section 6 – “The President and Vice-President of the Illinois Junior Holstein Association will automatically be non-voting members of the Board of Directors of the Association.” Amend Article VII, Section 1 – “A person or persons filling the position or positions of Secretary and Treasurer will be evaluated and recommended by the Executive Committee annually, subject to approval of the Board of Directors. The Secretary and Treasurer shall serve as a non-voting member(s) or members of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.” Amend Article VII, Section 2 – “Fifty Forty percent of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum upon notice of such meeting to all Directors.” Amend Article X – “This Constitution and By-Laws may be amended at any annual meeting or a special meeting of the Association called for that purpose, provided notice of the amendment proposed to be made is included in the notice and sent by the Secretary to the members or included in the Illinois Holstein Herald publication not less than ten (10) days prior to the date set for the meeting, and provided the said amendment receives the votes of two-thirds majority of those present.” Illinois Holstein Association By-Laws available upon request Page 2

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FROM THE PRESIDENT Greetings to Illinois Holstein Members and Friends, Here it is time to write my final article for 2018--where did this year go already? It’s that time of year when we need to reflect back on all we have to be thankful for. Family getting together for Turkeyday for fellowship and great food--I haven’t missed too many of those great home cooked Thanksgiving Dinners as you can tell! Then the next big day is Christmas, and let’s not forget the real reason for celebrating Christmas. Without Christ being born and coming to Earth to live and then going to the cross, we would not have the hope of having eternal life. I’m thankful we have something to go on to if we believe in Him. We will be having Committee Meetings the first week in January. You will find the schedule in this issue of the Herald. There will be an Exec. Board meeting and a full Board Meeting also. Please plan to attend these meetings. We need a big turnout for the Committee Meetings to discuss a variety of topics. We need your input. If you don’t come and express your concerns and give us some directions--then don’t complain later at different functions because this or that was done or not done. The State Convention will be held in Greenville the first weekend in February with Ron and Karen Schaufelberger as the chairmen. This promises to be a great convention. I was informed of some of the activities that are planned, so you don’t want to miss that great southern hospitality!! The convention schedule can be found in this issue also. Let’s all attend and make this one of the most attended conventions ever. Ron is working on having a past presidents and spouses supper on Friday night. I’m looking forward to that. We are also planning a Futures Sale at the Convention. Please contact Herb Schmiedeskamp at (217) 242-3920 or me at (847) 372-0602 with your consignments. Thank you. Spring Thing will be coming up in February. All Juniors should plan to attend. I ran across this Farmer’s Prayer in one of my Red Power magazines and I want to share it with you. “Lord, bless this farmland and the seeds we sow, bless every animal and the crops we grow. Thank you for the trusty tractors that tend our land, and for the strength and wisdom of every helping hand. Grant us peace, comfort and guidance from above, so we may prosper and share our bountiful harvest with love. And through your gracious gifts, keep us safe from harm. God’s precious blessings of family, friends, and our farm.” Amen I hope and pray that we all have a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. I’m thankful we live in a country where we can worship, celebrate, and live in freedom and safety. Until next time,

Ed Smith

DUTCHESS DOMAIN Greetings, I hope you all have been able to finish up harvest and prepare for the upcoming winter. As my year as Dutchess slows down I would like to take the time to thank you all for the opportunity to represent Illinois and the Holstein breed. I have had a great summer attending the shows and meeting all of you. It’s never too early to think about running for Dutchess next year. I highly recommend it! I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Ellie Lenkaitis

Illinois Holstein Herald

WANTED Illinois Holstein Award Nominations The Illinois Senior Holstein Convention is right around the corner! This is the time of year that we recognize the great members that we have. Do you have someone you would like to nominate for one of the following? JUNIOR BREEDER AWARD *must be under the age of 40* SENIOR BREEDER AWARD DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD View past recipients at illinoisholsteins.com Send your nominations to: Ed Smith, President Phone: (847) 372-0602 Email: ed.pat@att.net

SAVE THE DATE! Illinois Championship Holstein Show July 10-12, 2019 Interstate Center, Bloomington, IL Our Illinois Championship Holstein Show is a little bit earlier in 2019. Also, there is an opening for a new show co-chairman. If you are interested, contact Ed Smith at (847) 372-0602 or ed.pat@att.net

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ILLINOIS HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION Officers

Directors - Term Expires 2019

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

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 Jerry Smith ............................................................................................................... Northwest 9808 Farm School Rd., Davis, IL 61019; 815/865-5683; clearfield53@hotmail.com Jeff Thorman................................................................................................Mississippi-Valley 15280 N 1600, Macomb, IL 61455; 309/769-5494; jthorman@mtcnow.net Past President - Jason Oertel................................................................................Gateway 32633 Delhi Rd., Brighton, IL 62012; 618/779-9060; jtoertel@sbcglobal.net

Illinois Holstein Herald Editor & Webmaster

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 2020 Effingham ............................................................... Howard Dust, Shumway Heart of Illinois ............................................................. Carol Jones, Gridley Tri-County .................................................................Richard Meier, Beecher

Holstein Association USA Directors Boyd Schaufelberger, 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

217/663-2395 815/848-1500 708/946-6417

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

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

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

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

Junior Officers Boone-Winnebago .................................................. Brock Irwin, Belvidere Northwest ................................................................. Jared Dickman, Lanark

815/544-0193 815/209-5280

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 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 Fruendly-Acres

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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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FEATURES Annual, Board & Committee Meetings ...................................................2,12,13 Awards & Recognitions ...............................................................................3,6,7,13 District News ............................................................................................................. 11 Breeder Spotlight .................................................................................................... 15 Calendar.........................................................................................................................5 District News ............................................................................................................. 11 Dutchess Domain .......................................................................................................3 Editor’s Message ...................................................................................................... 11 From the President ....................................................................................................3 Illinois Championship Show ...................................................................................3 Junior Journeys ........................................................................................................ 14 Letter to the Editor .....................................................................................................5 National Board Update .............................................................................................8 Obituary .........................................................................................................................5 Page 4

Lucky-King Holsteins Ludwig Farms Lyonden Farm Mackinson Dairy Farm Macomber Farm Meier Meadows Mil-R-Mor Mitchell’s Holsteins O-Bee Holsteins Oertel Farms, Inc. Platz Dairy Farm Pleasantland Farm Probstland Dairy R-Homestead Farm R-Vision Holsteins Ravendale Farm

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

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ON THE COVER Featured on the cover of this issue is the 2018 Cover Photo Contest winner. 13-year-old Parker Harms relaxing at the fair with his Spring Yearling Holstein named Milk Dud. Photo submitted by Tracy Harms, Fairbury, IL

Volume 80, Number 4

Winter 2018

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, 2018

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CALENDAR 1/3 Illinois Holstein Executive Board Meeting, Normal 1/ 4 Illinois Holstein Board & Committee Meetings, Normal 2/1-2 Illinois Senior Holstein Convention, Greenville 2/2 Illini Futures Sale, Greenville 2/5 Dairy Summit, Centralia 2/6 Dairy Summit, Bloomington 2/7 Dairy Summit, Freeport 2/10 Illinois Holstein Herald & Midwest Holsteins Deadline 2/ 23-24 Illinois Junior Holstein Spring Thing, East Peoria 6/24-27 National Holstein Convention, Appleton, Wisconsin 7/10-12 Illinois Holstein Championship Show, Bloomington *additional event information available at: www.illinoisholsteins.com

2019 ILLINOIS SENIOR HOLSTEIN CONVENTION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday, February 1st

Executive Committee Meeting 1 p.m. Board Meeting 3 p.m. Past Presidents and Spouses Dinner 7 p.m. Evening Hospitality 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday, February 2nd

Illinois Holstein Annual Meeting 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Tour of The Milkhouse 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch sponsored by Select Sires 12:30 p.m. Illini Futures Sale 2:30 p.m. Alternate Program - Tour the DeMoulin Museum 3:00 p.m. Nationally known manufacturer of band uniforms and lodge regalia Hospitality 5:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m. Convention Dinner and Program 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Evening Hospitality 9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Comfort Inn and Suites, 2265 S. State Route 127, Greenville, IL Rooms are $93+tax for 2 queens or $105+tax for a suite by January 2nd For reservations, call (618) 664-9700 and mention the Holstein rate

Detailed schedule and registration form available at: www.illinoisholsteins.com Thank you to Rolling Lawns Farm for hosting several of the convention events! Additional details on page 15. Convention Chairs: Ron and Karen Schaufelberger (618) 664-0789 or krschauf@att.net Illinois Holstein Herald

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Choose sales managers that “specialize” in dairy cattle sales. If you have a sick cow, do you call a medical doctor or do you call a veterinarian? Naturally, you use common sense and call the veterinarian! The past 60 years, I’ve witnessed general auctioneers try to manage dairy cattle sales while t hey may be ok to manage “grade” commercial dairy cattle sales, they absolutely fall flat on their faces and end up embarrassing themselves trying to manage registered purebred sales. The reason being, they (general auctioneers) do not know the dairy industry. They are not natural dairy “cow-men!” I’ll give examples - After selling the farm equipment, a general auctioneer opened the dairy cattle part of the sale by making this statement, “I don’t know why anybody would want to get into the dairy business today!” That really helped the sale! I witnessed a general auctioneer at a dairyman’s estate sale call a “Surge” milk receiving jar in the milkhouse a “bulb!” Another general auctioneer called a “Surge” glass pipeline “tubing!” A general auctioneer did not hold sale under cover (inside building or tent). Guess what? After 10 cows had been sold, it started raining and stopped the sale, sale was delayed for 30 minutes. General auctioneers always use buyer’s numbers which stops the sale to ask their bidding number. Slip passers at registered dairy cattle sales go to the buyer to get information from buyer without stopping the sale. Last thing you want to do is stop the sale, especially if the sale is going well! I’ll admit, registering with the sales clerk before the sale to get bidding number, the sale manager gets more information on potential buyers. Registered sales are like a fraternity, sales managers know most potential buyers anyway! I have been a Registered Holstein breeder, dairy herdsman, AI technician, direct herd salesman, DHIA supervisor and dairy cattle sales manager and auctioneer and have been involved with and attended dairy cattle sales for 60 years! I feel I have at least a token of experience and observations to make the above preceding statements! The late Registered Holstein breeder Cal Meyer of Calmey Farm of Peotone/Manteno, Illinois, who also was a pedigree expert and reader of pedigrees at Registered Holstein sales for several sale managers in the Midwest once told me, “Randy, you manage a sale as well as anybody in the country, plus, you have better dairy cattle and sale equipment than anyone!” Any reader of this letter that would like to discuss this subject further, either positive or negative, please feel free to call or text me at (309) 368-4084. R.K. “Randy” Reed

OBITUARY Gary Huels

Gary V. Huels, age 44 of rural Carlyle, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Mr. Huels was born on October 2, 1974, in Breese, Illinois, a son of Lester and Helen (Langenhorst) Huels. Gary was a dairy farmer, and he loved showing cows with his children. He was a member of St. Theresa’s Church – Marydale, the Clinton County Farm Bureau, the Clinton County Holstein Club, and was a leader of the Clinton County Junior Holstein Club. Gary is survived by his children – Taylor, Kaylie, and Brayden Huels; his parents – Lester and Helen Huels; his siblings – Rhonda Rainey and husband Matt, Joanie Thole and husband Randy, Debbie Fuhler and husband Robert, and Rodney Huels and wife Dani; his grandmother – Dolores Langenhorst; his ex-wife – Trisha Huels; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents – Paul and Agnes Huels and Vince Langenhorst; and 2 cousins – Craig Huels and John Kleber. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Huels are suggested to a college fund for his children and will be received at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle. Page 5


FALL SHOW and JUDGING CONTEST HIGHLIGHTS World Dairy Expo The International Junior Holstein Show was held on October 2, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin and was judged by Chris Hill. The International Red & White Show was held October 4-5, 2018 and was judged by Blair Weeks. The International Holstein Show was held October 5-6, 2018 and Carl Phoenix was the judge. Listed below are the IL Holstein breeders that did well. Congratulations!

Winter Heifer Calf - Junior 2. Ms PG PV Beem of Light, McIsaac & Price Fall Heifer Calf - Junior 6. Zehrview Aftershock Hi-Whey, Rosalee Zehr Summer Yearling Heifer - Junior 1. Blondin Solomon Havana, Price & Ekovich Fall Yearling Heifer - Junior 8. Luck-E Beemer Kandygirl, Addison & Jacob Raber Junior 2-Year-Old Cow - Junior 2. Holbric GW Atwood A-Grain, Elena Olbrich Senior 2-Year-Old - Junior 3. Erbacres Atwood Sabrina, Payton Erbsen Senior 3-Year-Old Cow - Junior 2. Ms Sherona-Hill Riddle, Morgan & Adam Olbrich 4-Year-Old Cow - Junior 1. Musthaven Goldwyn Jaelyn P, Price & Cunningham 3. Sunnyhome McCutchen Mildred, Connor Erbsen 9. Erbacres StatueofLiberty, Payton & Delana Erbsen 5-Year-Old Cow - Junior 4. Webb View Betsy Sanchez, Brennan Woker Aged Cow - Junior 6. Erbacres Atwood Minnie, Payton & Delana Erbsen 150,000M Production Cow - Junior 4. Holbric Bolton Blanket, Morgan Olbrich R&W Spring Heifer Calf 1. Firewall Elegant Flower-Red, Jason Swanson 8JR Golden-Oaks Dutchess-Red, Addison & Jacob Raber R&W Winter Heifer Calf 7JR Clear-I Ammo Ethel P-Red, Ashtyn Martin R&W Fall Heifer Calf 10JR I-Head D-Back Juliet-Red, Rosalee & Wyatt Zehr R&W Fall Yearling Heifer 7. Golden-Oaks Arabela-Red, Golden Oaks Farm R&W Junior 2-Year-Old Cow 2. Rob-Sara Awe Lovelee-Red, Busker & Meier R&W Senior 2-Year-Old Cow 2. Schluter Shelby Lee-Red-ET, Dennis & Keith Engel R&W Junior 3-Year-Old Cow 9. 1JR Holbric Spa Chisel-Red, Morgan Olbrich 3JR Zehrview Armani Hi-Life-Red, Rosalee Zehr R&W 4-Year-Old Cow 6. Pamprd-Acres AB Ivy-Red, Golden Oaks Farm Fall Yearling Heifer 10. Luck-E Beemer Kandygirl, Addison & Jacob Raber Junior 2-Year-Old Cow 8. Holbric GW Atwood A-Grain, Elena Olbrich Junior 3-Year-Old Cow 5. Luck-E Olympian Action, Matt Engel (1st B&O) Aged Cow 5. Knonaudale Mudpie, Justin Powell Senior Showmanship 9. Jared Dickman Intermediate Showmanship 12. Zachary Paul Herdsmanship Award Pavilion 1 Show-N-Style, Ron Mikulice, Orangeville

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The Grand National Junior Holstein Show and the Mid-East Red & White Junior Show were held on November 3, 2018 in Page 6

Louisville, Kentucky and were judged by Nate Goldenberg. The Mid-East Fall National Holstein Show and Mid-East Red & White Show were held November 5, 2018 and Allyn Paulson was the judge. Congratulations to the IL Holstein breeders that did well! Placings are listed below.

Summer Heifer Calf - Junior 1. Rbr-Frm Dman Remington, Addison & Jacob Raber 2. B-J-Grove Doorman Beauty, Kasey Clanton 6. Rbr-Frm Awesome Katalina, Addison & Jacob Raber Spring Heifer Calf - Junior 2. Zehrview Avalanche Capri, Wyatt Zehr 6. B-J-Grove Crush Rammie-TW, Kasey Clanton 10. Zehrview Revolver Glitter, Rosalee Zehr Winter Heifer Calf - Junior 2. Ms PG PV Beem of Light, McIsaac & Price Fall Heifer Calf - Junior 7. Lakeshore Doorman Blaze, Taylor Powell 8. Zehrview Aftershock Hi-Whey, Rosalee Zehr 10. Clear-I Caliente Crush, Ashtyn Martin Summer Yearling Heifer - Junior 1. Blondin Solomon Havana, Price & Ekovich 3. Zehrview Diamondback Clove, Wyatt Zehr 5. B-J-Grove Doorman Maddie, Kasey Clanton Spring Yearling Heifer - Junior 2. Rbr-Frm Atwood Affinity, Addison & Jacob Raber 3. PG PV Beemer Magical, Miles, Kanani & Soren Price 5. Zehrview Absolute Coco, Rosalee Zehr 6. ZMP Gueldener Airlift Blair, Zachary Paul Reserve Junior Champion - Junior Ms PG PV Beem of Light, McIsaac & Price Milking Yearling Heifer - Junior 3. MD-Maple-Lawn Dbac Liann, Coleton Meier Junior 3-Year-Old Cow - Junior 1. Wendy-Oaks Chelios Moola, Gage Wendling Senior 3-Year-Old Cow - Junior 3. Springhill-OH Brokaw Josie, Rachel Busker Reserve Intermediate Champion - Junior Wendy-Oaks Chelios Moola, Gage Wendling 150,000M Production Cow - Junior 1. Hosto Glen Skittles, Magen Busker Junior State Herd 1. Illinois Intermediate Showmanship 1. Zachary Paul R&W Spring Heifer Calf - Junior 2. Golden-Oaks Dutchess-Red, Addison & Jacob Raber 3. Prestige-Gen Sunburst-Red, Miles, Macray & Madison Price 6. Schluter Jord Alexis-Red, Olivia Schluter R&W Winter Heifer Calf - Junior 6. Schluter Summer Lee-Red, Tailor Neuhaus 7. Clear-I Ammo Ethel P-Red, Ashtyn Martin R&W Fall Heifer Calf - Junior 1. Indianhead D-Back Juliet-Red, Wyatt Zehr 2. Arb-Flo-Spr Honeybun-Red, Price & Ekovich 9. Huel-Haven Redneck Hunter-Red, Emmet Schomaker R&W Summer Yearling Heifer - Junior 1. Clear-I Ladd Neveah P-Red, Ashtyn Martin R&W Junior 2-Year-Old Cow - Junior 1. Rob-Sara Awe Lovelee-Red, Busker & Meier R&W Junior 3-Year-Old Cow - Junior 2. Zehrview Armani Hi-Life-Red R&W Intermediate & Grand Champion - Junior Rob-Sara Awe Lovelee-Red, Busker & Meier R&W Junior State Herd 1. Illinois

R&W Intermediate Showmanship 1. Jacob Raber Summer Heifer Calf 2. B-J-Grove Doorman Beauty, Kasey Clanton 6. Rbr-Frm Dman Remington, Addison & Jacob Raber 10. Rbr-Frm Awesome Katalina, Addison & Jacob Raber Spring Heifer Calf 7. B-J-Grove Crush Rammie-TW, Kasey Clanton Winter Heifer Calf 2. Ms PG PV Beem of Light, McIsaac & Price 7. B-J-Grove Doorman Bugsy, Kasey Clanton Fall Heifer Calf 5. Lakeshore Doorman Blaze, Taylor Powell 8. Zehrview Aftershock Hi-Whey, Rosalee Zehr Summer Yearling Heifer 1. Lakeshore Solomon Emore, Justin Powell 3. Blondin Solomon Havana, Price & Ekovich 5. B-J-Grove GC Jizzy Jew, Kasey Clanton Spring Yearling Heifer 4. Lakeshore Sid Banana, Taylor Powell 7. PG PV Beemer Magical, Miles, Kanani & Soren Price Junior Best Three Females 2. Price 3. Clanton Milking Yearling Heifer 7. MD-Maple-Lawn Dbac Liann, Coleton Meier 9. Schaufine Beemer Diamond, Josh Huelsmann Junior 3-Year-Old Cow 5. Wendy-Oaks Chelios Moola, Gage Wendling 7. Koll Kreek GD Dreamer-TW, Dylan Reed 8. Marhs-Vue After Inez, Jennifer Busker Senior 3-Year-Old Cow 6. Springhill-OH Brokaw Josie, Rachel Busker 8. Golden-Oaks Sammy Clissa, Lucas Clanton 150,000M Production Cow 2. Hosto Glen Skittles, Magen Busker R&W Spring Heifer Calf 2. Prestige-Gen Sunburst-Red, Miles, Macray & Madison Price 4. Schluter Jord Alexis-Red, Olivia Schluter 6. Golden-Oaks Dutchess, Addison & Jacob Raber 8. Schluter DB Sasha-Red, Olivia Schluter R&W Winter Heifer Calf 5. Schluter Summer Lee-Red, Tailor Neuhaus 7. Schluter Lever Suzie-Red-ET, Olivia Schluter 8. Clear-I Ammo Ethel P-Red, Ashtyn Martin 10. Little-Stream Rmp Apple-Red, Levi Huelsmann R&W Fall Heifer Calf 2. Arb-Flo-Spr Honeybun-Red, Price & Ekovich 9. Indianhead D-Back Juliet-Red, Wyatt Zehr R&W Summer Yearling Heifer 3. Clear-I Ladd Neveah P-Red, Ashtyn Martin R&W Milking Fall Yearling Heifer 1. Flower-Brook Coral-Red, Prestige Genetics R&W Junior 2-Year-Old Cow 1. Hilrose DB Allie-Red, Olivia Schluter 2. Rob-Sara Awe Lovelee-Red, Busker & Meier R&W Senior 2-Year-Old Cow 5. Schluter Sissy Lee-Red, Olivia Schluter R&W Junior 3-Year-Old 1. Zehrview Armani Hi-Life, Rosalee Zehr R&W 5-Year-Old Cow 2. MilkSource Lad Taffy-Red, Olivia Schluter R&W Reserve Senior Champion MilkSource Lad Taffy-Red, Olivia Schluter R&W Produce of Dam 2. Schluter Holsteins R&W Premier Exhibitor Schluter Holsteins R&W Herdsmanship Schluter Holsteins Winter 2018


Kaskaskia College Dairy Judging Contest Results

Kaskaskia College Dairy Judging Team at NAILE L-R: Patrick Tegeler, Alex Walden, Cady McGehee, Brock Irwin, and Coach Aaron Heinzmann

All-American Dairy Show • 1st in Ayrshires, Brown Swiss, and Holsteins, 2nd in Guernseys, and 3rd in Jerseys, 1st in Oral Reasons, and 1st Overall • Cady McGehee 3rd Overall and 1st in Oral Reasons; Alex Walden 4th Overall; Brock Irwin 5th Overall and 4th in Oral Reasons World Dairy Expo • 1st in Guernseys, 2nd in Brown Swiss and Red & White Holsteins, 3rd in Jerseys, 4th in Holsteins, 1st in Oral Reasons, and 5th Overall • Patrick Tegeler - 5th in Placings, 9th in Oral Reasons, and 5th Overall; Cady McGehee 1st in Oral Reasons, 8th Overall NAILE • 1st in Ayrshires, Brown Swiss, Jerseys; 2nd in Holsteins, 4th in Guernseys, 1st in Oral Reasons, and 1st Overall • Patrick Tegeler - 6th in Oral Reasons and 2nd Overall; Cady McGehee 2nd in Oral Reasons and 3rd Overall; Alex Walden 5th in Oral Reasons and 4th Overall; Brock Irwin 3rd in Oral Reasons and 8th Overall I would like to thank these four young people for their incredible dedication to excellence for the KC Dairy Judging Team this year. They’ve had a tremendous fall. All four will be transferring on to four-year universities and I wish them the very best as they continue their college careers. I’d also like to add a sincere thank you to all the breeders and other supporters that hosted us for practices and tours throughout the year. They all helped contribute to our success and we cannot thank them enough. Aaron Heinzmann, Coach

Illinois 4-H Dairy Judging Contest Results

Illinois 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl & Judging Contest Results

The Illinois 4-H dairy team participating at the 2018 National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held in Madison, Wisconsin during World Dairy Expo were L-R: Jeff Kern, Addison Raber, Taylor Huels, Rachel Scidmore, and Coach Dave Fischer, U of I 4-H Dairy Program Coordinator.

The Illinois 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl team placed 4th at the 2018 National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl contest in Louisville, KY. Pictured front L-R are: Dave Fischer, coach, Becky Meier, asst. coach, Emma Carlson, (back L-R) Payton Erbsen, Lane Heinzmann, and Briley Lenkaitis.

The 2018 National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging contest was another premier event for our Illinois 4-H dairy team. Team members included: Addison Raber, Gridley; Taylor Huels, Carlyle; Jeff Kern, Prairie du Rocher; and Rachel Scidmore, Chadwick. The Illinois 4-H dairy team placed 16th team overall in a strong contest held at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Illinois 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Team excelled at the 2018 National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl competition held in Louisville, Kentucky on November 2nd and 3rd. Illinois 4-H’ers brought home the 4th place win out of a field of seventeen teams from throughout the United States. Team members included: Emma Carlson, Kirkland; Payton Erbsen, Lanark; Lane Heinzmann, Carlyle; and Briley Lenkaitis, Eldorado. In addition, Emma Carlson placed 6th top individual out of 68 participants.

The Illinois team was among 23 teams from across the nation who had the opportunity to compete for honors on October 1st. On an individual basis, Addison Raber received 10th place ribbon in the Ayrshire breed and was 24th in the Guernsey breed. Rachel Scidmore placed 19th in the Brown Swiss breed and Taylor Huels was 27th in Brown Swiss. On a “top 10” team basis by breed, Illinois 4-H was recognized for placing 10th in Jerseys. The Illinois 4-H team was sponsored by River Valley Dairy, Tremont, and Illinois 4-H Foundation. In addition, The Equity, Effingham, sponsored the team jackets. The team was coached by Dave Fischer, University of Illinois 4-H Dairy Program Coordinator.

The 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl has become a premier educational 4-H event as it challenges the contestants’ dairy knowledge in various areas including; dairy production, business management, dairy products and dairy science. Competition includes answering a 50-question test and a double elimination contest. Each round consists of a series of 5 team questions and 20 toss-up questions. The Illinois team won 4 rounds with their double loss to the 3rd place team from Vermont. Thank you to Diamond V of Cedar Rapids, Iowa for sponsoring the quiz bowl team jackets. Dave Fischer, University of Illinois 4-H Dairy Program Coordinator, serves as the team coach and is assisted by Becky Meier, Ridott. The following day, this same Illinois foursome also participated in the NAILE youth dairy judging contest where Briley Lenkaitis won “first place” individual in judging the Ayrshire breed and the Illinois team was 10th. The team finished 15th high team overall among 20 teams in the youth division. Special thanks to the Illinois 4-H Foundation and River Valley Dairy, Tremont, for sponsoring the team expenses.

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NATIONAL BOARD The HAUSA board of directors recently met on November 13th and 14th. With the continued slump in dairy economics seen across the country, a slowdown in record growth in HAUSA programs should be no surprise. While registrations and transfers are down so far in 2018, number of cows enrolled in Holstein Complete® is at an all-time high. The Complete® program offers members a discount on products and services like registrations, pedigrees, classification, genomic testing and pedigrees. Agri-Tech Analytics also continues to grow in cow numbers as members across the U.S. are using ATA to process their herd records. The purchase of ATA by HAUSA several years ago has proved to be a good investment. It is important for your association to continue to identify new potential sources of revenue. Two new such programs were realized in 2018. HAUSA classifiers now offer phenotypic evaluation for the Guernsey breed. Offering our classification services to other breeds just makes a lot of sense and so far has been very successful. Also new in 2018 is TriStarSM AMR. This program is designed for dairies with robotic milking systems, who no longer participate in traditional milk recording programs. If you would like to have your robot recorded records flow through the Holstein herdbook and recorded on pedigrees, please contact your Holstein field representative. We also received a report on the Elevation project. Elevation is the upgrade of internet services and software for HAUSA. This will play a very important role in how we best serve members in the future. In the next several months, members should be able to start seeing some of the first results of this program. The HAUSA research grant program was initiated in 2017 and is meant for continued breed improvement. Money from this program comes from the reserve fund. A report from the first grant program is expected spring 2019 and will be from Dr. Christian Maltecca of North Carolina State University, focusing on utilizing genomic information to minimize the effects of inbreeding, while increasing genetic gain. At the fall board meeting we approved the next research grant proposal chosen from 7 submissions. Dr. Anna C. Denicol from University of California-Davis will receive funding to research improving heat tolerance of Holstein cattle. Members of the board of directors each serve on two different HAUSA committees along with members appointed by President Schaufelberger. Those committees are Audit, Genetic Advancement, Type Advisory, Junior Advisory, Legislation and Industry Affairs, International Marketing and the Show committee. We heard reports from the Audit, Junior Advisory, and Show committees at the fall board meeting. The board was asked to approve the 2019 Judges List for both the National and Qualified Lists. If you are interested in being added to future lists, please attend the next judges conference to be held during the Midwest Spring National Show on March 29th in Columbus, OH. Holstein America returned to the airwaves on RFD TV in August after debuting in February across the country. These programs feature a variety of members and aid in promoting a positive image of the Holstein cow and its caretakers to the general public. Google the word Holstein on YouTube and this program appears at the top of the list. With low milk prices forcing members to evaluate ways to add value to their farms, don’t forget the opportunities that exist with HAUSA programs and services. These are long term investments, to improve the profitability of your herd. Genomic testing continues to increase and to do that it starts with proper identification through your Holstein Association. Recording and processing of milk records is essential in evaluating efficiencies in your dairy. If you don’t process your records through ATA, take a look at what they have to offer and see if that is a viable alternative to your current DRPC. Classification can add value for certain markets and continued collection of type data allows us correct traits that may need improvement in our breed. Other official products from HAUSA allow you to promote your herd more easily either domestically or internationally. We all are accustomed to market swings in agriculture, but don’t let this be the sole definer in your life. As Christmas time approaches, please take time with your family to reflect on the many blessings we all enjoy in this country, including those provided by our great Holstein breed. Sincerely your Midwest National Directors and HAUSA Officers, Boyd Schaufelberger, President Corey Geiger, Vice-President Dale Drendel, Director Mark Kerndt, Director Robert Webb, Director

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DISTRICT NEWS MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

CLINTON The Clinton County club meet on November 11, 2018 for their Annual Meeting. Some highlights from that night are as follows.

On the behalf of the Clinton County Club, we would like to thank Gary for all of his years of service and dedication, especially his commitment to teaching the youth. We ask you to keep his family and children in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this tough time.

Not Pictured 2018 Outstanding Junior Girl Briley Lenkaitis

2018 Outstanding Senior Breeder Albert & Rhonda Lenkaitis

Miranda Kollmann, Reporter 2018 Outstanding Young Breeder Dylan Reed (left) 2018 Outstanding Junior Boy Jackson Brammeier (right)

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Date & Location: July 26, Mendon, IL Judge: Jessica Telgmann, Strasburg, IL Number Shown: 54 Grand & Senior Champion-Open & Junior: J-Maker Drew Annie-Red, Olivia Schluter Reserve Grand & Reserve Senior ChampionOpen & Junior: Schluter Sissy Lee-Red-ET, Tailor & Olivia Neuhaus Reserve Grand Champion-Junior: Cornerstone Aftershock, Marissa Newman Junior Champion-Open & Junior: Schluter DB Amber-ET, Tailor & Daulton Neuhaus Reserve Junior Champion-Open & Junior: M-Star Summer Cardinal, Hannah Weiman Junior Girls Showmanship: Olivia Schluter Junior Boys Showmanship: Nick Huls Senior Girls Showmanship: Hannah Weiman Senior Boys Showmanship: Jordan Thorman

Do you have District News to include? Send by February 10th EDITOR’S MESSAGE

2018 Outstanding Service Award Gary Huels Accepting this award on his behalf pictured L-R: his parents Lester & Helen, his three children Kaylie, Brayden & Taylor

The only constant in life is change. As 2018 comes to a close, we bring to you the second Illinois Holstein Herald newsletter. This is a condensed version of what you are normally used to, but we strongly encourage you to visit the Illinois Holstein Association website and check out our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on Illinois Holstein events, activities and success stories! This newsletter includes several highlights from the fall, a sneak peek into the upcoming Illinois Senior Holstein Convention and Junior Spring Thing events and details on several upcoming Illinois Holstein awards. Registration forms can be found on the Illinois Holstein Association website at: www.illinoisholsteins.com. If you prefer a copy to be mailed to you, please don’t hesitate to contact me. My contact information is included below. Also included with this issue is your 2019 Illinois Holstein Association Membership Renewal. After an outstanding summer show season, Illinois Holstein breeders traveled across the country to showcase their tremendous animals at National Holstein Shows. Congratulations on your fall show successes and, as always, thank you for representing Illinois so well in both the junior and open shows! Also, congratulations to our junior showmanship winners, dairy judging teams and dairy quiz bowl contest participants! I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at upcoming Illinois Holstein events in 2019! Looking ahead to spring, the deadline for the Spring Herald and Midwest Holsteins issue is February 10th. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Stephanie Hammerly The Huels Family

Illinois Holstein Herald

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BOARD MEETING September 9, 2018 · Arrowsmith, IL Following the conclusion of the Illinois Holstein Picnic, the Illinois Holstein Board of Directors met September 9, 2018 at Bluff-Ridge Holsteins in Arrowsmith, Illinois. The meeting was called to order by President Ed Smith at 1:45 p.m. with nine board members, two staff and one guest present. Secretary Sarah Lenkaitis called the roll of board members. Directors read and reviewed the typed minutes from the last meeting. Boyd Schaufelberger moved to approve the minutes, Kevin Wendling seconded and the motion passed. Carol Jones gave the Treasurer’s report. Club membership rebates will be calculated and mailed to club treasurers by October 1. Discussion followed regarding transferring funds from the Enhancement Fund to the checking account to cover remaining 2018 operational and publication expenses. A motion was made by Dale Drendel for Treasurer, Carol Jones (with the approval of President, Ed Smith) to shift funds from the Enhancement Fund as needed to cover remaining 2018 expenses. It was noted Carol will consult with the bank to determine the best approach. Dave Shanks seconded, and the motion passed. Boyd made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Richard Meier seconded and the motion passed. Stephanie Hammerly submitted a publications and promotions report that was read by Secretary, Sarah Lenkaitis. The fall Illinois Holstein Herald is closing soon. Stephanie has received space reservations from four advertisers. Space reservations are due September 12 and camera-ready ads are due September 15. The issue, which is also a Midwest Holsteins issue, will be mailed the last week of September. The winter issue of the Illinois Holstein Herald is scheduled for the end of November. It was discussed the format, including the shortened newsletter introduced in 2018, will be reviewed and discussed at the committee meeting in January. Carol Jones moved to approve the publications and promotions report, Steve Irwin seconded and the motion carried. There was no Extension report given. Boyd Schaufelberger gave the Holstein USA report. Illinois had a great showing at the National Holstein Convention in Michigan June 29-July 3. Junior President, Brock Irwin provided specific results including: Brock Irwin placed second overall in Dairy Jeopardy and second in the speaking contest, Nathan Erbsen was named a YDJM and Illinois competed well in dairy bowl and scrapbook contests. OLD BUSINESS Kevin Wendling reviewed the proposed bylaw changes. In accordance with the bylaws, the proposed changes will be provided to the membership at least ten days prior to the annual meeting. NEW BUSINESS Steve Irwin reported the 2018 State Holstein Show went well. Show chairs, Paula Bovre and Joe Engel did a great job getting donations and coordinating with the fairgrounds staff. There is an opening for a new show co-chairman. Next year is the final year of the contract with the fairgrounds in Bloomington. The show will be July 10-12, 2019.

Sarah Lenkaitis and Carol Jones gave a brief update on membership. A breakdown of members by club was distributed to the board. As of August 1, there are 379 senior and 187 junior members. The 2019 membership rates will be $40 for a senior membership and $15 for a junior membership. Ed Smith reminded the board the 2019 State Convention will be February 1-2, 2019 in Greenville. The Gateway Holstein Club is planning to include a tour of Rolling Lawn’s milk processing facility. Ed Smith is also planning to host a past President’s dinner on Friday night. Dale Drendel made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:15p.m. Richard Meier seconded and the motion carried. Respectfully submitted, Sarah Lenkaitis, Secretary

BOARD ATTENDANCE Name

District

2/3/18

6/1/18

9/9/18

Sarah Butler HT P E Bruce Clanton GW P E *Dale Drendel HAUSA P P Howard Dust EF P P John Erbsen NW P E Norbert Hasheider SO E E Aaron Heinzmann CL P P Ethan Heinzmann ML P E Ray Hess TR P P Steve Irwin VicePres P P Carol Jones HT P P Richard Meier TR P P Aaron Mitchell BW P P *Jason Oertel PastPres P E Dylan Reed CL A E *Boyd Schaufelberger HAUSA P P Jim Schluter MS A P David Shanks ML A P *Ed Smith Pres P P Jerry Smith NW P E Jeff Thorman MS P P Kevin Wendling EF A P Brock Irwin JrOfficer Jared Dickman JrOfficer * Denotes officer/past president/National board member

E E P E P E E E E P P P E E E P E P P E E P P A

Ed Smith asked the Board of Directors to begin thinking about the 2019 State Sale. John Erbsen was appointed to form a small committee to look into the sale format and a potential time/date. Further discussion will be held during the committee meeting in January.

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS President Ed Smith invites all members of the Illinois Holstein Association to attend the Committee Meetings on Friday, January 4th, 2019 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 3rd. 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 4 Meeting of Committee Chairs & Board of Directors State Show Futurity

12 noon - 1 p.m.

Public Relations PDCA Calf Sale

State Sale

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Refreshments

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 2018 credentials.

Junior Advisory Committee

Votes will be tallied on the Illinois Holstein Facebook page and winner will be announced at the Senior Convention.

Dutchess/Little Miss

DEADLINE: January 10th

LUNCH

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

COMING SOON!

Email your nominations to: Stephanie Hammerly, Editor briardesigns@gmail.com

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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JUNIOR JOURNEYS

Spring Thing 2019 2018 - 2019 OFFICERS & ADVISOR TEAM

President: Brock Irwin Vice President: Jared Dickman Secretary: Lane Heinzmann Treasurer: Jacob Raber Reporter: Briley Lenkaitis Adult Advisors: Tricia Zehr Phone: 815-252-5708 Wendy Erbsen Phone: 815-493-2331 Al Lenkaitis Phone: 630-561-9514 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 23rd & 24th Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Peoria What: Dairy Quiz Bowl Speech Contest Craft Contest Photo Contest Scrapbook Page Contest IL Junior Holstein Meeting Elevate Trampoline Park Dairy Jeopardy Team Dairy Challenge Awards Banquet Detailed schedule and registration form can be found at: www.illinoisholsteins.com

JUNIOR CONTESTS CO-COACH POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Job Duties: 1. Attend and prepare/organize materials and meeting times of all practices and competitions 2. Assist other coaches in supervising and running practices 3. Help teams/players build knowledge 4. Help teams/players build skills/strategies 5. Promote positive interactions that lead players to value, respect, and support each other 6. Must travel to and from National Convention with teams 7. Shall review all materials needed for competition 8. Create a timeline and budget and submit budget to advisors 9. Read or judge a competition room if needed at Spring Thing 10. Host spring parent/contestant meeting immediately following Spring Thing 11. Update letter and informational packets for all selected contestants/parents 12. Shall obtain permission slips and medical information from all team members 13. Organize and complete registrations for National teams and contestants accordance with deadlines and submit to advisors 14. Help with travel, housing, registration, competition, shirts, and meals 15. Coordinate correspondence to state Holstein officers and advisors 16. Shall be a liaison between state directors, JAC members, and National Holstein 17. Work with JAC advisors in all other aspects of activities 18. Shall perform other duties related to the position as assigned Application Procedure: Send letter of intent to: Ed Smith, Illinois Holstein President either by mail: 43386 N. Scott St. , Antioch, IL 60002 or e-mail: ed.pat@att.net Page 14

Pictured L-R: Dr. David Miller, Professor and Dairy Judging Coach, University of Illinois, Trena Black, Trenton Black, Brent Black, Julie LaFrance and Brian Debatin, daughter and son of Ronald Debatin. The first annual Ronald E. Debatin Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Trenton Black, a student at the University of Illinois. Trenton, a junior majoring in animal sciences is from Carmi. He has been named to the Dean’s List and completed the I-BELIEF Research Internship at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center during Summer, 2018. Trenton was raised on a farm and has completed Dairy Cattle Evaluation. He will be participating on the University of Illinois Dairy Cattle Judging Team in 2019. He plans on attending veterinary school and becoming a large animal veterinarian, while also managing his own farm. Trenton’s parents are Brent and Trena Black. The scholarship is in memory of Ronald Debatin, who was a graduate of the University of Illinois with a master of science degree in animal nutrition in 1967. He was on the University of Illinois Dairy Judging Team in 1965. He was a President of the Illinois Holstein Association and a board member of Select Sires. Ron was a dairy farmer for 27 years in Pocahontas and valued highly the experiences and talents developed in dairy cattle judging. The scholarship is made possible by numerous gifts made in memory of Ron.

JUNIOR REPORTER Juniors, Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2018 Illinois Junior Holstein Association Spring thing! It is Saturday February 23rd through Sunday the 24th in East Peoria. Please keep an eye on our facebook page (Illinois Junior Holstein Association) and website (illinoisholsteins. com/juniors/) for the release of the registration forms and deadlines. All juniors are gladly welcome to participate. Speeches, posters, dairy quiz bowl, and dairy jeopardy are offered to all juniors willing to compete. Also, a big congratulations to the Illinois Red & White Juniors at the North American International Livestock Expo for earning state herd, and to all the other juniors who showed there as well. Hard work really does pay off! I hope to see you all at spring thing. Enjoy your winter and stay warm!

Briley Lenkaitis Winter 2018


BREEDER SPOTLIGHT Established in 1910, the fourth-generation Rolling Lawns Farm is located in southern Illinois outside of Greenville. Since 2016, operators Michael and Jennifer Turley along with mother, Connie, have marketed their quality, fresh milk in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Michael’s great-grandfather, Samuel Schmollinger, joined the Holstein Association in 1920 and thus began the nearly 100 year passion with registers Holsteins. The farm has maintained a milking herd size of approximately 120 cows. Along with the family, herdsman Nathan Miller operates the farm on a daily basis. Facing the same present-day challenges as all dairy farmers, Michael has pursued a new business model for the farm in hopes of sustaining the family legacy with the Holstein cow. In May of 2018, the Turley’s completed construction of a Grade A dairy processing facility located in Greenville. They transport their daily milk production to the plant for bottling. The Rolling Lawns Farm brand is on the label of every gallon and half-gallon of fresh fluid milk, half and half and heavy cream. Their primary customer base consists of popular restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream parlors and bakeries located in St. Louis and surrounding areas. These business owners have a desire to partner with local farmers for many of their ingredients. The personal relationship with the farmer is a valued aspect of their buying decision for dairy products. The brand’s reputation will be based on producing the highest quality, freshest product. Additionally, with consumers being more interested in the origin of their food, the farm and the beautiful registered Holsteins will take a “front and center” positioning. We are excited to share that Rolling Lawns Farm and the Turley family have offered to host several of the 2019 Illinois Senior Holstein Convention activities at The Milkhouse, their new facility! Thank you for hosting the Illinois Holstein Association and we look forward to seeing you in February!

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