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Holstein Herald

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2017 Cover Photo Contest Winner Kenadee Casson, granddaughter of the First Illinois Holstein Dutchess, Karen Ryan Harms, showed her first Holstein calf in PeeWee Showmanship at the Fairbury Fair. Illinois Holstein Herald

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ILLINI

FuturesSALE

Sale Catalog will be available online at: illinoisholsteins.com

Saturday, February 3, 2018  3:00pm Freeport, Illinois

MS AVA AVILA-ET-RC EX-91 EX-MS 3-03 365d 36,286 5.1 1849 3.2 1178 Numero Uno x EX-93-2E Superstition x EX-91 Stormatic x EX-96-3E Apple 1st Choice Jordy-Red x Avila sells

TEAM DEMPSEY MEMORY VG-86 Dempsey x Team Durham Morgan EX-96 Choice of her Archrival bred heifers

Consigned by Lyonden 815.979.2370

HOLBRIC DESTRY ANALIESE EX-94 3-01 363D 33,660 4.0 1361 3.4 1158 Nom. Jr. AA ‘13 & backed by 8 VG-EX dams Choice of her Ammo P & other show calves

Consigned by Holbric 815.482.7426

Consigned by Wildvale 608.214.3259

Interested in consigning?

Contact Ed Smith 847.372.0602 or Herb Schmiedeskamp 217.242.3920

The Future Looks Bright!

Team Dempsey Memory-ET VG-86 Dempsey x EX-96 Durham Morgan (right)

SELLING! Illini Futures Sale - February 3rd

Choice of Memory’s 3/2016 Archrival bred heifers! 1 due in April to Solomon, 1 due in June to Jacoby, 1 due in June to Solomon

LYONDEN FARM

Team Durham Morgan-ET NOW EX-96! 7-09 365d 37,970 3.7 1387 2.9 1112 HM All-American Production Cow 2015 Supreme Champion Illinois State Fair 2015 Grand Champion Mid-East Fall National 2012 Grand Champion Illinois State Fair 2012 Res. Grand Champion Illinois State Show 2015 Res. Grand Champion Illinois State Fair 2014 Next Dam: Irwindale Leduc Molly EX-94-2E

6447 Fitzgerald Rd., Rockford, IL 61102 Kevin & Palma Lyons (815)979-2370 ∙ lyondenk@comcast.net Brian & Lori (815)962-0001 ∙ Chris (920)723-2406 ∙ Dan & Kelly (260)359-1780 Page 2

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BREEDER SPOTLIGHT Meier Meadows, Ridott

The Meier family of Meier Meadows in Ridott continue to give back to the Illinois Holstein Association. They will be opening their farm up for visitors during the Illinois Holstein Senior Convention the first weekend in February. Although the weather is unpredictable, you can be sure to see a great herd of Holsteins and be welcomed by a great family. Truly a family operation, the next generation is very involved with the cows and with Junior Holstein activities participating in shows, dairy judging and dairy quiz bowl. Rachel Busker is the current Little Miss Holstein. The Meiers recently built a new facility and are looking forward to having visitors. Here are just a few photos of the new barn. Thank you to the Meier family for hosting the Illinois Holstein Association and sharing these photos with us! A lunch will be provided during the tour sponsored by Vita Plus-Lanark and Pioneer Hybrids. Thank you for the generous sponsorship! See you on February 3rd!

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The next generation of Meier Meadows with the first three animals to be in the new barn

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ILLINOIS HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION_ ___________ Officers

Directors - Term Expires 2017

President................................................................................................................Jason Oertel 32633 Delhi Rd., Brighton, IL 62012; 618/779-9060; jloertel@gmail.com Vice-President............................................................................................................ Ed Smith 43386 N. Scott St., Antioch, IL 60002; 847/372-0602; ed.pat@att.net Treasurer................................................................................................................. Carol Jones 116 W 10th St., Gridley, IL 61744; 815/848-1500; skipcarolj@gmail.com Secretary..........................................................................................................Sarah Lenkaitis 6N707 Corron Rd., St. Charles, IL 60175; 920/517-1942; ilholsteinsecretary@gmail.com

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

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

Directors - Term Expires 2018

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

Illinois Holstein Herald Editor & Webmaster Stephanie Hammerly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Glendell H. Farms, Ltd. Glenkeen Holsteins Golden Oaks Farm Heinz-Hope Farm Holbric Holsteins Hunter Haven Farms, Inc. Illini Futures Sale Irwindale Holsteins J-Maker Dairy Farm K-J Holsteins K-Lane Farms Kaco-Vu Kochnook Farm Koester Dairy Laeschway Dairy Lenkaitis Holsteins Luck-E Holsteins

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

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

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FEATURES_____________________ Advertisers.....................................................................................................................4 Bluff-Ridge Homebred Heritage Sale Report................................................. 13 Breeder Spotlight........................................................................................................3 Calendar..........................................................................................................................5 Dairy Judging Golf Outing.................................................................................... 12 Dairy Summit................................................................................................................8 District News........................................................................................................ 11,16 Dutchess Domain........................................................................................................6 Editor’s Message....................................................................................................... 18 Fall Show Results................................................................................................12-15 From the President.....................................................................................................6 Illinois Holstein Committee Meetings.............................................................. 16

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Illinois Holstein of the Year....................................................................................16 Illinois Senior Holstein Convention..................................................................5,7 Judging Team Results.......................................................................................15,19 Junior Officers & Advisor Team............................................................................18 Junior Reporter’s Message....................................................................................18 Junior Spring Thing.................................................................................................17 Letter to the Membership....................................................................................... 5 National Board Update...........................................................................................11 New Illinois Holstein Secretary.............................................................................. 6 State Sale.....................................................................................................................18 YDLI Distinguished Alumni...................................................................................11 Winter 2017


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Illinois Holstein Award Nominations

Illinois Holstein Committee Meetings Normal Illinois Holstein Senior Convention Freeport Registration form on page 7 Illini Futures Sale Freeport Illinois Junior Holstein Spring Thing Bloomington Registration form on page 17 Illinois PDCA Calf Sale Champaign Illini Golden Opportunity Sale Belvidere U of I Dairy Judging Golf Outing Savoy 2018 National Holstein Convention Traverse City, MI Illinois Holstein Championship Show Bloomington

The Illinois Holstein Senior 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?

LETTER TO THE MEMBERSHIP ___ To the members of the Illinois Holstein Association,

Tina Yagow

On the Cover: Featured on the cover of this issue is the 2017 Cover Photo Contest winner. Two-year-old Kenadee Casson is the granddaughter of the first Illinois Holstein Dutchess, Karen Ryan Harms. This summer, she showed her first Holstein calf in the PeeWee Showmanship class at the Fairbury Fair. Thank you to all of the entries and votes for this year’s contest! We received 11 entries and nearly 600 votes this year. Winner was selected based on photo likes on the Illinois Holstein Association’s Facebook page.

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Illinois Holstein Herald is published four times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter) by the Illinois Holstein Association. Subscriptions for members are included as part of the annual membership dues; $20 per year for non-members. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Illinois Holstein Herald, PO Box 813, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. This issue of the Illinois Holstein Herald was sent to the printer December 23, 2017

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JUNIOR BREEDER AWARD *must be under the age of 40* SENIOR BREEDER AWARD

It is with great regret I will not be renewing my contract as State Secretary after the end of the calendar year. Due to commitments at a new full-time position, I won’t have the time necessary to complete the jobs required of the Secretary in a timely manner nor will I be able to take leave to attend Holstein events during the work week. I will greatly miss serving the Association in this capacity and seeing the members who have become such great friends as often. Working for the Association for the past 6 years has been an honor and pleasure to work for such a great group as well as a blessing, allowing me to provide for my family during some tough times. I wish all the members of the Association much success and thank everyone for working with me over the years!

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DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD View past recipients at illinoisholsteins.com Send your nominations to: Jason Oertel, President Phone: (618) 779-9060 Email: jloertel@gmail.com

SAVE THE DATE! Illinois Holstein Senior Convention February 2-3, 2018 Freeport, IL

Join us in Freeport on February 2nd and 3rd for the Illinois Holstein Senior Convention. This year’s convention will include a tour of Meier Meadows in Ridott. Registration form can be found on page 7 of this issue.

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FROM THE PRESIDENT S e a s o n ’ s Greetings everyone, I would imagine that by the time you read this, winter is already setting in, hopefully things have slowed to a dull roar. Although we haven’t milked cows for a couple years now, I still know better than to think just because fall is behind us, there is nothing to do. I did always appreciate the end of fall field work so that we could spend more time with the cows and not also have a million other things going at the same time. I’m sure that’s the case for many of you. It also allowed a little time to reconnect with my Illinois Holstein friends, whether it be at State Convention or Winter Committee meetings or at a sale somewhere and that time of year is here. Our committee meetings are scheduled for January 5th and the State Convention will be the first weekend in February (further details for both in this issue). I want to strongly encourage all of you to come and be a part of the committee meetings. Illinois Holstein is a grass roots organization that depends on you to be involved. You don’t need to sign up for anything, just show up, find an area that interests you and get involved. For me, those committee meetings were really in some ways my first exposure to the actual workings of the organization and a good way to get involved. Over time, those meetings helped foster new friendships that I value to this day. This is the

second year that we will be having our State Convention in February and hopefully many of you can make it. The Northwest Holstein Club is this year’s host and they have an exciting and fun filled program on tap. Try to attend, it’s always a good time and you might learn something! We’re also in that time of year when we are ringing out the old and bringing in the new. Now Tina, don’t take offense to the ringing out the old, but it that spirit, Tina Yagow, our Secretary for the past six years, is leaving us at the end of 2017. She will truly be missed by our organization. Organized, friendly, easy to work with and reliable are all traits that come to mind when describing Tina (makes killer pies too!) Although were losing a good one, we are excited to announce that Sarah Lenkaitis has been hired to serve as our new Secretary. Sarah, we all look forward to working with you in the years ahead. Another “ringing in the new” is the birth of Hannah Joelle Hammerly. Congratulations to our Herald Editor Stephanie Hammerly and husband Joel, that’s right Joel, you’re at the bottom of the totem pole now, just ask any new dad. Seriously, you two are going to make great parents and now I’m gonna start sounding old, but they do grow up fast. Lastly and still on the topic of time going by fast, I am concluding my term as President of this Association. It has truly been an honor and pleasure to serve you these last two years. We’ve had a few challenges along the way to go along with many successes. I am pleased to be leaving the Association in great shape moving forward. Sincerely,

Jason Oertel

LENKAITIS NAMED NEW ILLINOIS HOLSTEIN SECRETARY

Sarah Lenkaitis is originally from a dairy farm in Wisconsin and now resides in St. Charles, Illinois. There she, along with her husband Andy, manage his family’s 120-head herd of Registered Red and White Holsteins. A 2008 graduate of the University of WisconsinMadison, Sarah earned a degree in dairy science. She has held several marketing and communications positions at agencies with agricultural clients. Today, Sarah works on the farm and is a freelance writer. She is excited to begin offering tours at the farm this summer following the completion of a new barn and installation of two robotic milking units.

Welcome Sarah! Her contact information is: Phone: 920-517-1942 Email: ilholsteinsecretary@gmail.com

DUTCHESS DOMAIN I hope all of you are doing well as the cold settles in and the days become shorter. As this year draws to a close I would just like to say how happy I am to represent the state of Illinois and the Holstein breed. I have had many opportunities to share my dairy story, facts about the industry and other ag related topics. I want to take a minute to thank every one of you for all of the hard work you put in day in and day out to make our industry so great! I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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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 Winter 2017


Illinois Holstein Senior Convention February 2-3, 2018 • Freeport, IL Hosted by the Northwest Illinois Holstein Club Stephenson County Farm Bureau Office and Hampton Inn

Schedule of Events

Friday, February 2 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hospitality Room Open - Hampton Inn, 109 S. Galena Ave., Freeport, IL Sponsored by Pudwill Hoof Care and Sunshine Genetics Saturday, February 3 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Annual Meeting - Stephenson County Farm Bureau Office, 210 W. Spring St., Freeport, IL Board Reorganization Meeting to follow 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tour and Lunch - Meier Meadows, 5 N. Dakota Rd., Ridott, IL Sponsored by Vita Plus-Lanark and Pioneer Hybrids 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Illini Futures Sale - Stephenson County Farm Bureau Office 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Hospitality Room Open - Hampton Inn 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Convention Banquet - Stephenson County Farm Bureau Office Distinguished Service, Junior Breeder and Senior Breeder Awards announced 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Room Open - Hampton Inn Accomodations Hampton Inn, 109 S. Galena Ave., Freeport, IL Rooms are $99+tax if reserved by January 2nd. For reservations call: 815-232-7100, mention Holstein Convention for reduced rate. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2018 ILLINOIS SENIOR HOLSTEIN CONVENTION REGISTRATION FORM Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: __________________________

Email Address: __________________________________________________

MEAL TICKETS

Cost

Total Number of Tickets

Saturday Lunch included ____________ Saturday Banquet $20 ____________ Ham, roast beef, cheesy potatoes, vegetable, salad, rolls & dessert Total Enclosed ____________ Registration Forms must be received by January 20th, 2018 Make Checks Payable to: Northwest Illinois Holstein Club Send Registration Forms to: Brett Zimmerman 1059 S. Hoisington Rd., Winnebago, IL 61088 Phone: 815-541-6510 Email: bzimmerman@foxvalley.net Illinois Holstein Herald

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There will be no pre-registration this year. Summit fees will be $15.00 per person and collected at the door.

BREEDER ADS

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The Butler Family

35821 E 900 N Rd., Arrowsmith, IL David: 309-475-2131 Christie: 815-530-0331 Sarah: 309-824-8621

LYONDEN FARM

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

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FROM THE NATIONAL BOARD_ DISTRICT NEWS Hello from your Holstein USA board of directors. After a busy fall with some great shows, we settle into preparations for winter. We trust that harvest was productive and safe. With winter comes planning for a new year. The same is true with your Holstein Association and planning is underway for the many activities scheduled for 2018. The delegate election process is underway for the 2018 National Convention in Traverse City, MI. Be sure to mark your ballot for delegate and plan to attend the convention. The Michigan Holstein Association has a fun and interesting program planned. We would love to see you there. HAUSA committee activities have begun to prepare for 2018. Committees play a big role in bringing grass root ideas to the board. Their input guides the classification program, weightings in the TPI Formula and show ring policy. Committees also guide junior activities, legislative and industry involvement and our international marketing emphasis. The 2018 National Winter Update meeting will be held in the Midwest this year. It will be held in conjunction with the Iowa Holstein Association annual meeting February 24, 2018

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in Manchester, IA. It is a great opportunity to get a current update on association activities and give input to your leadership. The Holstein board continues to plan for the future. As the dairy industry continues to change, the HAUSA board is working to prepare and position the association to lead in information availability, genetic improvement and industry issues. We are honored to serve on the Holstein board. Feel free to call with any concerns or questions you might have.

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

Clinton County Club had their annual meeting on November 12th held in Carlyle. The awards that were given were as follows: Outstanding Junior Boy - Lane Heinzmann Outstanding Junior Girl - Taylor Huels Outstanding Achievement Awards Brady Heinzmann, Briley Lenkaitis & Samantha Heinzmann Miranda Kollmann, Reporter

Clinton County Outstanding Junior Boy Lane Heinzmann

YDLI DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI Nate Janssen, of Wheaton, Ill., has been named the 2018 Young Dairy Leaders Institute Distinguished Alumni Leader by the Holstein Foundation. The Holstein Foundation recognizes one Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) graduate annually who has made noteworthy contributions and applied skills gained during their YDLI experience for the advancement of the dairy industry. Nate was a graduate of YDLI Class 4. “Today, as director of farmer relations for Dairy Management Inc., I utilize skills learned through the YDLI program daily and encourage others to tell their story, which is so critical in the dairy landscape today. I personally know several prior recipients of this award whose accomplishments have had a far-reaching impact on the dairy community. To even be considered with this group is very humbling,” Janssen said. Janssen was named to his position at Dairy Management Inc. in 2013, after 14 years as the dairy operations manager for Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, Ill. Previous to Golden Oaks Farm, he worked for Cargill Animal Nutrition as a territory manager. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. Aside from his work with Dairy Management Inc., Nate is involved in several agricultural organizations. He has served on the board of directors for the National Dairy Shrine, and the finance committee for the Red and White Dairy Cattle Association, among others. Janssen is active in the Illinois Holstein Illinois Holstein Herald

Association, serving as the co-chair of the state sale, championship show and the 2015 National Holstein Convention host day. “YDLI has impacted me in ways that no other program has. The personal development skills I acquired during my time in Class 4 have helped mold me into the person I am today, and will be tomorrow. Additionally, the communication skills I learned including understanding personalities, telling my story and handling difficult situations have been the foundation of my professional development. Not to be overlooked, as a critical benefit to the program, is the networking opportunities it creates,” continued Janssen. Janssen will be recognized during the upcoming YDLI Class 10, Phase 3 program, January 31 – February 3, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona. The Young Dairy Leaders Institute, a program of the Holstein Foundation, is a nationally recognized three-phase leadership and communication skills development program for young adults working in the dairy industry. YDLI’s three-phase approach ensures participants develop necessary leadership skills, apply those skills in real-life scenarios, and then focus on the benefit of influential leadership. For more information on YDLI or other Holstein Foundation programs, visit www.holsteinfoundation. org or contact Jodi Hoynoski, at 800.952.5200, ext. 4261 or by email, jhoynoski@holstein.com.

Clinton County Outstanding Junior Girl Taylor Huels

Clinton County Outstanding Achievement Brady Heinzmann

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ILLINOIS JUNIOR FALL SHOW RESULTS Int’l Junior Holstein Show & Int’l Red & White Junior Show, Madison, WI

WORLD DAIRY EXPO

Spring Heifer Calf (33) 6. Zehrview Rainy Finessa, Rosalee & Wyatt Zehr, Graymont 15. Ms PG PV Beemer Magical, Miles, Kanani & Soren Price, Martinton 18. Lakeshore Sid Banana-ET, Taylor Powell, Tremont 19. Lakeshore Sid Eva-ET, Taylor Powell, Tremont 20. Holbric Beemer Cassie, Adam & Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Winter Heifer Calf (32) 8. Holbric Beemer Rocket, Adam & Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Fall Heifer Calf (38) 4. Butlerview Lodus Queen B, Kanani, Soren, Miles, Macray & Madison Price, Martinton 14. Holbric Avalanche Ruins, Adam & Morgan Olbrich, Harvard 15. Holbric Avalanch Approaches, Adam & Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Winter Yearling Heifer (19) 3. Cobequid Doorman Pippy-ET, Miles, Macray & Madison Price & Christian Cunningham, Martinton

6. Zehrview Rainy Silver, Rosalee & Wyatt Zehr, Graymont Fall Yearling Heifer (10) 6. Erbacres Atwood Sabrina, Payton Erbsen, Lanark (1st Junior Bred & Owned) 9. Sherona-Hill Rachel Reba-ET, Adam Olbrich, Harvard Junior 2-Year-Old (15) 1. Erbacres Snapple Shakira-ET, Connor Erbsen, Lanark (1st Junior Bred & Owned) Senior 2-Year-Old (11) 8. Butlerview Atw Ariel-ET, Miles, Macray & Madison Price & Christian Cunningham, Martinton Senior 3-Year-Old (15) 1. Sunnyhome McCutchen Mildred, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 9. Holbric Spa Crown, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard 15. Scottmore Doorman 3875-ET, Magen Busker, Ridott Res. Intermediate Champion Sunnyhome McCutchen Mildred, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 4-Year-Old (23) 10. Schaufine G W Atwood Lala, Magen Busker, Ridott

WORLD DAIRY EXPO R&W

Summer Yearling Heifer (7) 5. Pace-Acres Levrge-Red-ET, Lucas Grimaudo, Marengo Junior 2-Year-Old (4) 4. Holbric Spa Chisel-Red, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard (1st Junior Bred & Owned) Aged Cow (2) 1. Farnear-TBR American-Red-ET, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg

DAIRY JUDGING GOLF OUTING

The 14th Illini Dairy Judging team golf outing was held on June 2nd at the University of Illinois Orange Course in Savoy. The event provided a way for University of Illinois alumnae and friends to get together and raise necessary funds for dairy judging team expenses, award scholarships to future Dairy Judging team members and swap stories of the past. Twenty-six teams completed the better ball scramble on a warm day in central Illinois. Midwest Dairy Association and the outing provided prizes. George Kasbergen (Stone Ridge Dairy) sponsored the noon

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5-Year-Old (7) 5. Erbacres Atwood Minnie, Payton & Delana Erbsen, Lanark 7. Holbric Dickey Lyza, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Aged Cow (6) 3. Erbacres Atwood Divinity-ET, Connor & Nathan Erbsen, Lanark 4. Roggua Atwood Elize, Brennan Woker, Greenville

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lunch and BBQ. Individuals and organizations also provided twenty-six hole sponsors. Several Animal Sciences faculty participated in the outing (competing in the scramble or assisting in the outing). The winner of the better ball scramble first flight was the Jeff McCoy team. The winners of the 2nd and 3rd flights were Heather Miller (Shanks’ Ladies team) and Prairie States/Select Sires teams respectively. This year’s University of Illinois Dairy Judging outing raised over $12,000 to support judging team activities. The Cardinal/Cub tickets donated by Mike Turley were the big ticket item at the auction and were purchased by Edgar Busboom. Along with other auction items, the team grossed approximately $1000 for the auction. On a warm day in Central Illinois, 26 teams completed the outing and approximately 140 individuals attended the pork chop BBQ prepared by Andy Buhr (Gifford State Bank) and Edgar and Kay Busboom and swapped stories with old friends. Committee members Steve Laesch, Jason and Tammy Oertal, Chris Kiem, Dan Hornickel, Gene McCoy, and HiDee Ekstrom would like to thank everyone for participating in this year’s outing. Mark your calendar as plans are underway for next year’s event planned for June 8, 2018. Watch for further details!

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ILLINOIS JUNIOR FALL SHOW RESULTS

Grand Nat’l Junior Holstein Show & Mid-East Fall Red & White Junior Show, Louisville, KY

GRAND NAT’L JR SHOW

Spring Heifer Calf (16) 2. Zehrview Rainy Finessa, Wyatt Zehr, Graymont 4. Lakeshore Sid Eva-ET, Taylor Powell, Tremont 6. Ms PG PV Beemer Magical, Miles, Kanani & Soren Price, Martinton 12. RBR-FRM Atwood Affinity, Addison & Jacob Raber, Gridley 14. Schluter DM Sugar Lee-ET, Olivia Schluter & Daulton Neuhaus, Red Bud 15. ZMP Gueldener Airlift Blair, Zachary Paul, Worden Winter Heifer Calf (17) 5. Zehrview Dundee Jester, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont 7. B-J-Grove D Roller Coaster, Kasey Clanton, Mulberry Grove 14. Char-La-Don Union Confetti, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg Fall Heifer Calf (21) 3. Butlerview Lotus Queen B, Kanani, Soren, Miles, Macray & Madison Price, Martinton 10. Luck-E Beemer Kandygirl, Addison & Jacob Raber, Gridley 13. Ms ZMP McCutchen Daisy, Zachary Paul 17. Playtoys Advent Sunset-ET, Emmet Schomaker, Germantown Summer Yearling Heifer (9) 1. Milksource Doorman Missy-ET, Christian Cunningham & Miles Price, Martinton 5. Zehrview Revolve Serena, Wyatt Zehr, Graymont Spring Yearling Heifer (6) 4. Char-La-Don Sab Cheesecake, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg

Winter Yearling Heifer (10) 2. Zehrview Rainy Silver, Rosalee & Wyatt Zehr, Graymont 3. Butlerview Arch Avalon, Kanani, Soren, Miles, Macray & Madison Price, Martinton 8. Team Redneck Mazie-ET, Addison & Jacob Raber, Gridley 10. Char-La-Don Armni Candycane, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg Fall Yearling Heifer (2) 2. Gueldener Kingboy Rae Lynn, Addison & Jacob Raber, Gridley Junior Champion Bred & Owned Zehrview Rainy Finessa, Rosalee & Wyatt Zehr, Graymont Res. Junior Champion Milksource Doorman Missy-ET, Christian Cunningham & Miles Price, Martinton Junior 2-Year-Old (3) 1. Butlerview Win Charmer, Christian Cunningham & Miles Price, Martinton 2. Meier Meadows After Jealous, Rachel Busker Res. Intermediate Champion Butlerview Win Charmer, Christian Cunningham & Miles Price, Martinton 5-Year-Old (4) 4. Heinz-Hope AS Cupcake, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg 150,000 Lb. Cow (1) 1. Hosto Glen Skittles, Magen Busker, Ridott Junior State Herd 1. Illinois

MID-EAST FALL R&W SHOW

Spring Heifer Calf (12) 2. Schluter DB Meadow-Red-ET, Olivia Schluter & Daulton Neuhaus, Red Bud

3. Schluter DB Mellow-Red-ET, Olivia Schluter & Daulton Neuhaus, Red Bud Winter Heifer Calf (7) 2. Schluter Sierra Lee-Red-ET, Olivia Schluter & Daulton Neuhaus, Red Bud 4. Gleann Braemore Avalanche-Red, Miles, Macray & Madison Price, Martinton Fall Heifer Calf (10) 1. Flower Brook Corena-Red, Miles, Macray & Madison Price & Christian Cunningham, Martinton Summer Yearling (5) 5. Jo-Ed Dressr Kelsey-Red, Emmet Schomaker, Germantown Winter Yearling (5) 4. Schluter Shelby Lee-Red-ET, Tailor Neuhaus, Red Bud Fall Yearling (4) 1. Flat-Net Absolute Ray-Red, Taylor Huels, Carlyle Res. Junior Champion Flower-Brook Corena-Red, Miles, Macray & Madison Price & Christian Cunningham, Martinton Senior 3-Year-Old (5) 1. Zehrview Absolt Hi-Time-Red, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont Intermediate Champion Zehrview Absolt Hi-Time-Red, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont Aged Cow (3) 3. Farnear-TBR American-Red-ET, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg Grand Champion Bred & Owned Zehrview Absolt Hi-Time-Red, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont *includes animals placed in the top 20

BLUFF-RIDGE HOMEBRED HERITAGE SALE December 1, 2017 · Greenville, IL

The Bluff-Ridge Homebred Heritage Sale was held on December 1, 2017 at the Bond County Fairgrounds in Greenville, Illinois. The sale averaged $2,077 on 81 lots. The high seller at $4,000 was Lot 91 Mel-RV-BP Dundee Daisy-ET. She was purchased by David Butler, Arrowsmith, Illinois. Second high seller at $3,700 was Lot 70 Bluff-Ridge Destry Addie. She was purchased by Kasey Clanton, Mulberry Grove, Illinois. Other high selling lots included Lot 35 Bluff-Ridge Baltimore Juliet for $3,500 and Lot 55 Bluff-Ridge Gold Tesla for $3,350. The Butler Family

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ILLINOIS FALL SHOW RESULTS

Int’l Holstein Show, Madison, WI & Mid-East Fall Nat’l Holstein & Mid-East Fall R&W, Louisville, KY

WORLD DAIRY EXPO

Spring Heifer Calf (32) 4. Ms PG PV Beemer Magical, Miles, Kanani & Soren Price, Martinton Winter Heifer Calf (50) 10. Sco-Lo-Coons Doorm 2256-ET, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith Fall Heifer Calf (52) 6. Butlerview Lotus Queen B, Kanani, Soren, Miles, Macray & Madison Price, Martinton Winter Yearling Heifer (32) 2. Cobequid Doorman Pippy-ET, Miles, Macray & Madison Price & Christian Cunningham, Martinton Fall Yearling Heifer (15) 4. Golden-Oaks Line Em Up-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda Junior 2-Year-Old (32) 12. Drolie Doorman Maycy-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda Junior 3-Year-Old (29) 10. Luck-E Absolute Kelly, Trace Johnson, Poplar Grove Senior 3-Year-Old (24) 15. Sunnyhome McCutchen Mildred, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 16. Butlerview Door Camilla-ET, R-John Holsteins, Joe & Amber Price, Camilla Syndicate, Martinton Produce of Dam (5) 3. Prestige Genetics, Martinton

MID-EAST FALL NATIONAL

Spring Heifer Calf (25) 1. Zehrview Rainy Finessa, Wyatt Zehr, Graymont 2. Ms PG PV Beemer Magical, Miles, Kanani & Soren Price, Martinton 3. Lakeshore Sid Eva-ET, Taylor Powell, Tremont 13. Schluter DM Sugar Lee-ET, Olivia Schluter & Daulton Neuhaus, Red Bud 20. RBR-FRM Atwood Affinity, Addison & Jacob Raber, Gridley Winter Heifer Calf (29) 2. Kuk-Lan Braxton Trista, Timothy Cummings & Kanani Price, Martinton 19. B-J-Grove D Roller Coaster, Kasey Clanton, Mulberry Grove Fall Heifer Calf (35) 1. Reyncrest Byway Ladonna-ET, Dusty & Nicole Schirm, Tremont 3. Butlerview Lotus Queen B, Kanani, Soren, Miles, Macray & Madison Price, Martinton 17. Luck-E Beemer Kandygirl, Addison & Jacob Raber, Gridley Page 14

Summer Yearling Heifer (17) 1. Milksource Doorman Missy-ET, Christian Cunningham & Miles Price, Martinton 7. Lehoux Doorman Relative, Dylan Reed, Vandalia 8. Lakeshore Sid Elise-ET, Taylor Powell, Tremont Spring Yearling Heifer (8) 7. Char-La-Don SAB Cheesecake, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg Winter Yearling Heifer (16) 2. Cobequid Doorman Pippy, Christian Cunningham & Miles Price, Martinton 4. Butlerview Arch Avalon, Kanani, Soren, Miles, Macray & Madison Price, Martinton 5. Zehrview Rainy Silver, Rosalee & Wyatt Zehr, Graymont Junior Champion Reyncrest Byway Ladonna-ET, Dusty & Nicole Schirm, Tremont Milking Yearling (7) 3. Ludwigs DG Doorman Elora, Erdman Dairy & D Ludwig Farms, Chenoa Junior 2-Year-Old (9) 1. Butlerview Win Charmer, Christian Cunningham & Miles Price, Martinton Senior 2-Year-Old (16) 9. B-J-Grove Chelois Kelsie, Kasey Clanton, Mulberry Grove 11. B-J-Grove Sammy Mandy, Kasey Clanton, Mulberry Grove 13. Ms Barb Action Belle-ET, Taylor Powell, Tremont Senior 3-Year-Old (10) 1. Butlerview Door Camilla, R-John Holsteins, Joe & Amber Price, Camilla Syndicate, Martinton 9. K-Lane Ceo Flicka, Kasey Clanton, Mulberry Grove 4-Year-Old (10) 8. R-Way Goldsun Beezus, Kasey Clanton, Mulberry Grove 5-Year-Old (6) 5. Heinz-Hope AS Cupcake, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg

Fall Heifer Calf (14) 2. Flower-Brook Corena-Red, Price & Cunningham, Martinton Summer Yearling Heifer (5) 2. Hilrose DB Allie-Red-ET, Jim & Marvin Schluter, Gifford Winter Yearling Heifer (5) 3. Schluter Shelby Lee-Red-ET, Tailor Neuhaus, Red Bud Fall Yearling Heifer (2) 1. Flat-Net Absolute Ray-Red, Taylor Huels, Carlyle Senior 3-Year-Old (3) Int. Champion 1. Zehrview Absolt Hi-Time-Red, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont Intermediate Champion Zehrview Absolt Hi-Time-Red, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont Aged Cow (1) 1. Farnear-TBR American-Red-ET, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg Premier Exhibitor Schluter Holsteins, Red Bud *includes animals placed in the top 20

MID-EAST FALL R&W SHOW

Spring Heifer Calf (12) 3. Schluter DB Meadow-Red-ET, Olivia Schluter & Daulton Neuhaus 4. Schluter DB Mellow-Red-ET, Olivia Schluter & Daulton Neuhaus Winter Heifer Calf (11) 2. Gleann Braemore Avalanche-Red, Miles, Macray & Madison Price, Martinton 5. Schluter Sierra Lee-Red-ET, Olivia Schluter & Daulton Neuhaus

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ILLINOIS FALL SHOW RESULTS

International Red & White Show, Madison, WI

WORLD DAIRY EXPO R&W

Spring Heifer Calf (24) 10. Apple-Pts Astonish-Red-ET, Apple Partners, LLC, Lanark Winter Heifer Calf (21) 7. Gleann Braemore Avalanche-Red, Miles, Macray & Madison Price, Martinton 10. Schluter Sierra Lee-Red-ET, Olivia Schluter & Daulton Neuhaus Fall Heifer Calf (24) 3. Flower-Brook Corena-Red, Price & Cunningham, Martinton Summer Yearling Heifer (20) 10. Hilrose DB Allie-Red-ET, Jim & Marvin Schluter, Gifford 17. Pace-Acres Levrge-Red-ET, Lucas Grimaudo, Marengo

Junior 2-Year-Old (16) 15. Holbric Spa Chisel-Red, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Junior 3-Year-Old (18) 17. Holbric Action Chill-Red, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Senior 3-Year-Old (18) 1. Miss Pottsdale Dfi Tang-Red, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 15. Zehrview Absolt Hi-Time-Red, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont Res. Intermediate Champion Miss Pottsdale Dfi Tang-Red, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 4-Year-Old (19) 6. Colganados D Avianca-Red-ET, Colganados Genetics, LLC & Carlos Felipe Rey, Lanark

8. Miss Apple Aria-Red-ET, Apple Partners, LLC, Lanark 17. Oakland-View Christy-Red-ET, Andy & Sarah Lenkaitis, St. Charles Aged Cow (11) 8. Farnear-TBR American-Red-ET, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg Senior Best 3 Females (7) 2. Apple Partners, LLC, Lanark 6. Holbric Holsteins, Harvard Produce of Dam (6) 6. Holbric Holsteins, Harvard Premier Breeder Apple Partners, LLC, Lanark *includes animals placed in the top 20

HIGHLAND DAIRY JUDGING The Highland Community College Dairy Judging Team recently completed another successful judging season. The 2017 Dairy Judging Team members were Charlie Elliott (Freeport), Bria Koester (Dakota), and Andrea Willing (Rock City). The team was coached again this year by Kristi Dinderman (Orangeville). The team began the season traveling to the Accelerated Genetics Contest in Viroqua, WI on September 17. The highlight of the season was a strong showing at the World Dairy Expo on October 1 in Madison, WI. Finally, the team finished the season at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, KY on November 5. Coach Kristi Dinderman said, “I am extremely proud of our team for the work they put into preparing for our contests. A three-person team has a big disadvantage to a fourperson team at these contests. To earn such high placing’s with one fewer member shows great dedication and perseverance of the students.” World Dairy Expo - Madison, WI Overall Team - 4th place Overall Individual - Charlie Elliott (6th) Ayrshire - Team (1st), Andrea Willing (5th) Brown Swiss - Team (2nd), Charlie Elliott (2nd) Holstein - Team (3rd), Charlie Elliott (5th) Milking Shorthorn - Team (5th), Bria Koester (10th) Jerseys - Team (5th) Guernsey - Andrea Willing (8th) North American International Livestock Exposition - Louisville, KY Overall Team - 6th Place Overall Individual - Charlie Elliott (10th) Reasons Team - 4th Place Reasons Individual - Charlie Elliott (9th) Holstein - Team (3rd), Andrea Willing (4th) Ayrshire - Team (3rd) Jersey - Team (4th) The Dairy Judging Team has been tremendously supported over the years through contributions by local businesses. A special thank you to 1st Farm Credit Services, Furst McNess, Hunter Haven Farms, Stephenson County Farm Bureau, Stephenson Service Company, Scheidairy Farms, Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau, Midwest Bank, and VitaPlus for the much needed financial support for the dairy judging program. If you have any questions about the Dairy Judging Team or the Highland Agriculture Program, please contact Justin Ebert at justin.ebert@highland.edu. Illinois Holstein Herald

2017 Highland Dairy Judging Team Winning Team for Ayrshires at World Dairy Expo Coach Kristi Dinderman Andrea Willing Bria Koester Charlie Elliott

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS President Jason Oertel invites all members of the Illinois Holstein Association to attend the Committee Meetings on Friday, January 5th, 2018 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

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

schedule below. We are hoping Club members will divide themselves up and attend different meetings so each Club can be represented on as many Committees as possible 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 Thursday. Please RSVP for the lunch to Secretary Tina Yagow by emailing ilholsteinsecretary@gmail.com or leaving a message at 815-757-0852 (texts accepted too).

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State Show Futurity

Do you have a cow or heifer that should be nominated for Illinois Holstein of the Year?

Public Relations PDCA Calf Sale

Send us a professional photo and her 2017 credentials.

Junior Advisory Committee

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

LUNCH

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

State Sale

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Refreshments

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Board Meeting

Membership

Date & Location: July 1, Highland, IL Judge: Jessica Telgmann, Strasburg, IL Number shown: 36 Grand Champion-Open & Junior: B-J-Grove Sammy Mandy, Kasey Clanton Reserve Grand Champion-Open & Junior: Holbric Spa Daphne, Kasey Clanton Junior Champion-Open: Carters-Corner WH Reba-TW, Tyler Carter Junior Champion-Junior: Ms ZMP McCutchen Daisy, Zachary Paul Reserve Junior Champion-Open: CartersCorner D Panda-ET, Tyler Carter Reserve Junior Champion-Junior: B-J-Grove D Roller Coaster, Kasey Clanton Junior Boys Showmanship: Bryce Siebert Intermediate Boys Showmanship: Zachary Paul Senior Boys Showmanship: Brennan Woker

Dutchess/Little Miss

DEADLINE: January 10th Email your nominations to: Stephanie Hammerly, Editor briardesigns@gmail.com

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Illinois Holstein of the Year

Friday, January 5, 2018 Meeting of Committee Chairs & Board of Directors

12 noon - 1 p.m.

COMING SOON!

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Date & Location: July 14, Nokomis, IL Judge: Kevin Wendling, Altamont, IL Number Shown: 10 Grand Champion-Open & Junior: Farnear TBR American-Red, Olivia Telgmann Reserve Grand Champion-Open & Junior: Luck-E Absolute Andrea-ET, Olivia Telgmann Junior Champion-Open & Junior: Char-La-Don Union Confetti, Olivia Telgmann Junior Girls Showmanship: Noelle Clementz Senior Girls Showmanship: Olivia Telgmann

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

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Date & Location: July 27, Mendon, IL Judge: Brett Woker, Greenville, IL Number Shown: 62 Grand Champion-Open: Schluter Defiant Amazing-ET, Schluter Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion-Open: Glenkeen Matches Rosie, Stormview Dairy Grand Champion-Junior: Schaufine Bradnick Boombox, McKenna Huls Reserve Grand Champion-Junior: Cornerstone Aftershock, Marissa Newman Junior Champion-Open & Junior: Schluter Selena Lee, Tailor Neuhaus & Olivia Schluter Reserve Junior Champion-Open: Hilrose DB Allie-Red-ET, Jim & Marvin Schluter Reserve Junior Champion-Junior: Schluter Sierra Lee-Red, Tailor Neuhaus & Olivia Schluter Junior Girls Showmanship: Olivia Schluter Junior Boys Showmanship: Taylor Weiman Senior Girls Showmanship: Hannah Weiman Senior Boys Showmanship: Tailor Neuhaus Winter 2017


Illinois Holstein Junior Spring Thing 2018 February 24-25, 2018 -- Embassy Suites Hotel and Riverfront Conference Center -- Phone: 309-694-0200 100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611 Registration: Saturday, 8:15 am – 8:45 am; Opening Activity: 8:30 am

General Information Participants must be 9 or older to be eligible for a state dairy bowl team. Rookie room for newer competitors Dress appropriately - casual clothes for meetings and semi-formal for the banquet. Any person attending will be subjected to all fees. Activities include: Dairy Bowl, Speech, Dairy Jeopardy, Folding Display, Banquet & evening activity

Guidelines Alcoholic beverages and drugs are strictly prohibited by any participant. Participants must remain in the hotel. Participants are expected to attend all scheduled programs and meetings. Visitation in other participant’s rooms will be allowed with an open-door policy. Curfew is 1:00 a.m. and room checks will be made. Room checks will be made before the participant may leave the event on Sunday. Any participant found in violation of any of the above rules will result in expulsion from the event and the notification of parents to provide transportation home at their own expense. Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________ Age (as of 1/1/18): ____________

Email:_________________________________________________________

Club: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Preferred Roommates (list 3): ________________________________________________________________________ We have read the above guidelines and agree to accept them as stated: ________________________________________________ _____________________________________________ Junior Signature Parent/Guardian Signature

Junior Pricing

Adult Pricing

Fri & Sat nights (includes all meals) -- $145 Sat night only (includes all meals) -- $105

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Fri & Sat nights (all meals) -- $210 Saturday night only -- $140

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Saturday Lunch only -- $25

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Saturday Banquet only -- $40

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Saturday Lunch only -- $25 Saturday Banquet only -- $40

LATE CHARGE AFTER 1-20-18

$20

LATE CHARGE AFTER 1-20-18

$20

TOTAL

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PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM BY January 20th, 2018 VIA REGULAR MAIL OR EMAIL Send to: Tricia Kilburn-Zehr PO Box 73 Graymont, IL 61743—Email: tlkilburn71@gmail.com Phone: (815) 252-5708 *Get registrations in early, as our room block expires with no guarantees for additional rooms. Contestants: Please mark which contests you will participate in. All ages are as January 1, 2018 Dairy Jeopardy Speech Contest Folding Display Contest Creative (C) or Scientific (S) Junior (9-13) ______ Junior (9-13) ______ Junior (9-13) ______ Intermediate (14-17) Senior ______ Intermediate (14-17) Senior ______ Intermediate (14-17) Senior ______ (18-21) (18-21) ______ (18-21) ______ ______ Dairy Bowl Junior (15 & Under) ______ Senior (16-21) ______ Illinois Holstein Herald

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JUNIOR JOURNEYS JUNIOR REPORTER’S MESSAGE

CALLING ALL JUNIORS! 2017 - 2018 OFFICERS & ADVISOR TEAM

Spring Thing 2018 New Location!

President: Connor Erbsen Vice President: Peyton Erbsen Secretary: Lane Heinzmann Treasurer: Lila Sloan Reporter: Brock Irwin Adult Advisors: John Mitchell Phone: 815-703-5614 Tricia Zehr Phone: 815-252-5708 Wendy Erbsen Phone: 815-493-2331

When: February 24th & 25th Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Peoria

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

See you there!

Registration Form on page 17 Register by JANUARY 20th

Interested in Consigning?

April 21, 2018 - Belvidere, Illinois Chair: Nate Janssen 847.224.7859 natejanssen@yahoo.com Co-Chair: Brian Wesemann 414.803.7142 brianwesemann@yahoo.com Page 18

Hello Everyone! As temperatures continue to drop, let’s take a few moments to look back on what the juniors have been up to the past few months. Congratulations to the Illinois 4-H dairy judging team, who received 6th place overall and 8th place in reasons, out of 22 teams, at the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held in Madison, Wisconsin! The team placed 3rd in the Guernsey and Ayrshire breeds, and was 5th in the Holstein breed. They competed well individually as well; Dawn Irwin and Connor Erbsen were named All-American Winners. Congratulations Dawn, Connor, Jared Dickman, and Lauren Robison! Remember that spring thing is just around the corner, and Thanksgiving and Christmas break are both great times to start studying for dairy bowl, making posters, and writing speeches. This year, the National Holstein Convention will be held in Michigan, so let’s work hard to get the very best of Illinois sent to the Great Lakes State! Finally, congratulations to all the juniors’ showing success at the World Dairy Expo as well as the North American International Livestock Exposition! I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable winter!

Brock Irwin

EDITOR’S MESSAGE

Congratulations to the Illinois Holstein breeders on a great conclusion to the 2017 show season! As always, you have represented Illinois well and I’m looking forward to AllAmerican and Junior All-American results. Join your Illinois Holstein family at the Illinois Holstein Senior Convention in Freeport on February 2-3 and February 24-25 for the Junior Spring Thing. Registration forms for both are in this issue. Looking ahead to spring - yes, it has to get warmer - the deadline for the Spring Herald and Midwest Holsteins issue is February 5th.

Happy New Year!

Stephanie Hammerly

608.732.2757 briardesigns@gmail.com Winter 2017


NATIONAL 4-H DAIRY JUDGING & QUIZ BOWL Illinois 4-H members participated in the 2017 National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl competition held in Louisville, Kentucky on November 3rd & 4th. Team members included: Dylan Houzenga, Mt. Carroll; Grace Koester, Red Bud; Kaylen Miller, Orangeville; and Rachel Scidmore, Chadwick, IL. The Illinois team competed among 15 states from throughout the United States. 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 38rd consecutive year for the Invitational 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl competition, held in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). The 4-H dairy quiz bowl is one of the nation’s most challenging contests for dairy youth as it tests the contestants’ knowledge in various areas including; dairy production, dairy business management, dairy products and dairy science. The competition includes each team member answering a The Illinois 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl team participated in the 2017 National 4-H Dairy Quiz 50-question test and then each team competes with other teams Bowl contest in Louisville, KY. Pictured are (seated L - R): Dave Fischer, coach; Becky in the double elimination contest. Each round consists of a Meier, asst. coach; Dylan Houzenga, Mt. Carroll; (standing L – R) Grace Koester, Red Bud; Kaylen Miller, Orangeville; and Rachel Scidmore, Chadwick, IL. series of 5 team questions and 20 toss up questions. In addition, on the following day, the IL team participated in the NAILE youth dairy judging contest and placed 9th in Ayrshires, 10th in Brown Swiss breed, and 12th overall out of 23 teams. Rachel Scidmore placed 30th high individual and Dylan Houzenga 34th individual overall out of eighty-eight judges. 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, University of Illinois Extension 4-H Dairy Coordinator, served as the team coach and was assisted by Becky Meier, Ridott, IL. The 2017 National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, held at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI, was another memorable event for Illinois 4-H’ers. The Illinois 4-H dairy judging team placed 6th high team overall in a very strong contest among 22 states. Illinois team members included: Jared Dickman, Lanark; Connor Erbsen, Lanark; Dawn Irwin, Beason; and Lauren Robison, Mulberry Grove, Illinois. Dawn Irwin placed 1st top individual in the Guernsey breed among 86 contestants and placed 2nd top individual in the Ayrshire breed. Furthermore, in the “top 20” individuals by breed, Connor Erbsen was 5th in Holsteins and 11th in Brown Swiss; Jared Dickman placed 7th in Holsteins and 19th in Ayrshires; and Lauren Robison placed 18th in the Brown Swiss and 20th in the Ayrshire breed. Connor Erbsen placed 13th high individual overall and Dawn Irwin placed 18th overall which awarded both team members the “All-American” plaque designation. The Illinois 4-H dairy cattle judging team placed 6th overall at the 2017 National 4-H On a “top 10” team basis by breed, Illinois placed 3rd in Dairy Judging Contest held in Madison, WI during the World Dairy Expo. Pictured (left Ayrshires, 3rd in Guernsey, and 5th in Holsteins. The Illinois to right): Dave Fischer, coach; Jared Dickman, Lanark; Connor Erbsen, Lanark; Dawn 4-H team was sponsored by the Illinois 4-H Foundation and Irwin, Beason; and Lauren Robison of Mulberry Grove, IL. River Valley Dairy of Tremont. In addition, the team jackets were sponsored by The Equity, Effingham, Illinois. The team was coached by Dave Fischer, University of Illinois Extension 4-H Dairy Program Coordinator.

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