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2016 Zehrview Achievements

Martie

Zehrview Armani -Red 2nd Spring Yearling Int’l Red & White Show WDE 2016 Nominated All-American Red & White Spring Calf 2015 Owned by Glamourview - Iager & Walton

Dess

Zehrview Atwood EX-93 1st 4-Year-Old & Res. Grand Champion California State Fair 2016 Owned by Double D Holsteins

Premier Breeder

Monte

Zehrview Absolute -Red 1st Spring Calf Mid-East Fall National Jr. Red & White Show 2016 1st Spring Calf Illinois State Fair Open & Jr. Shows 2016 7th Spring Calf Int’l Red & White Jr. Show WDE 2016

Hi-Life

Zehrview Armani -Red 3rd Spring Yearling Int’l Red & White Jr. Show WDE 2016 Monte, Hi-Life & Martie were 2nd Jr. Best 3 R&W Females WDE 2016

Illinois State Fair 2016

Hi-Time

Zehrview Absolute -Red VG-86-2Y 3rd Sr. 2-Year-Old Int’l Red & White Jr. Show WDE 2016 Nominated Jr. All-American Red & White Winter Yearling 2015

8722E 1900N, Graymont, IL 61743 Barn (815)743-5766 Lynn (815)743-5746 Gary (815)743-5722

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BREEDER SPOTLIGHT Raber Farms, Gridley

Raber Farms is not the traditional dairy operation like most. We do not milk cows ourselves, nor do we raise just Holsteins. Rewinding a bit, I grew up on my grandparents’ dairy farm, Nimtz family, where they milked around 60-80 head of Holsteins. From the time that I could walk, I was out helping with feeding calves, milking cows or preparing for a show. My passion to be with the animals sparked then! After marrying my husband Doug, we moved back to his family farm which is a larger grain operation and had a few head of feeders. My heart still needed the fulfillment of the dairy animals. So, I attended local shows around us to visit with people and see the animals. At one of the district shows, I spoke with Lynn Zehr and he had mentioned that if our kids ever wanted to show, we were welcome to show some of their heifers. And so it began! The following year, Addie and Jacob began showing in PeeWee shows with the help of Zehrview Holsteins. They loved it! After several years, we could see how much they truly enjoyed it. I had asked Lynn if the kids could come and do chores a few nights a week so that they could see what happens all year round, not just before and during show season. By doing this, one could see that their passion and dedication to the hard work was there. I then decided it was time to get a barn started at home. In February of 2015, we converted an old shed into a heifer barn. What a great decision! The kids have learned so much. Being fully responsible for these animals year round has been such a great experience for

Jacob & Addie’s 1st PeeWee Show

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Jacob, Amy, Doug & Addie Raber

them. It started out smaller with having to buy a few heifers to get started. The following year we expanded with buying a few more heifers. This time we didn’t stay with just Holsteins. Our herd has now expanded into owning a few Jerseys and Brown Swiss too. At the same time, the kids have had to research about sires to breed their heifers to. They have now had two cows calve in. It has been fun to have new baby calves here at home for them to bottle feed and see all the changes that happen as they grow older. I mentioned before that we do not milk, so with the help of Erdman Dairy, we are able to keep showing and breeding our cows to grow

our herd. The focus at our farm is showing animals in the dairy industry. The learning experiences and hard work that it takes to make it all function is priceless. All four of us have had to learn how to work together to accomplish many different everyday tasks and obstacles. The future looks bright for Addie and Jacob to continue showing and learning a lifestyle that is one of a kind! The opportunities, experiences and people we meet along the way only help to expand our knowledge. Keep the passion alive!! Amy Raber – Raber Farms

Jacob & Addie at Illinois State Fair 2016

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ILLINOIS HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION_ ___________ Officers

Directors - Term Expires 2016

President................................................................................................................Jason Oertel 32633 Delhi Rd., Brighton, IL 62012; 618/779-9060; jtoertel@sbcglobal.net Vice-President............................................................................................................ Ed Smith 43386 N. Scott St., Antioch, IL 60002; 847/372-0602; ed.pat@att.net Treasurer................................................................................................................. Carol Jones 116 W 10th St., Gridley, IL 61744; 815/848-1500; skipcarolj@gmail.com Secretary........................................................................................................ Tina Hall-Yagow 906 N 12th St., Rochelle, IL 61068; 815/757-0852; ilholsteinsecretary@gmail.com

Executive Members Aaron Heinzmann..........................................................................................................Clinton 17645 Coles Creek Rd., Carlyle, IL 62231; 618/226-3606; aaronheinzmann@gmail.com Steve Irwin ....................................................................................................... Heart of Illinois 9400 Meridian Rd., Beason, IL 62512; 217/447-3220; samirwin@itsintheair.net Rodger Koehn........................................................................................................... Tri-County 32323 S. Will-Center Rd., Peotone, IL 60468; 708/878-8518; k-lanefarm123@aol.com Jerry Smith ................................................................................................................ Northwest 9808 Farm School Rd., Davis, IL 61019; 815/865-5683; clearfield53@hotmail.com Past President - Brian Olbrich................................................................... McHenry-Lake 1318 Rte. 23, Harvard, IL 60033; 815/482-7426; holbricholsteins@hotmail.com

Illinois Holstein Herald Editor & Webmaster Stephanie Hammerly PO Box 813, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 · 608/732-2757 · briardesigns@gmail.com

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

Clinton ..................................................................Harvey Harpstrite, Trenton Effingham ................................................................ Howard Dust, Shumway Heart of Illinois ............................................................... Steve Irwin, Beason Lincolnland ........................................................... Kasey Klein, Champaign Tri-County ................................................................Rodger Koehn, Peotone

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Directors - Term Expires 2017 Boone-Winnebago ............................................. Jennifer Wakeley, Rockford Clinton .................................................................. Aaron Heinzmann, Carlyle Effingham ...................................................................... Toby Probst, Wheeler Heart of Illinois ...............................................Christy O’Connor, Kankakee Lincolnland ............................................................ Roger Bauman, Nokomis McHenry-Lake ........................................... Ethan Heinzmann, Wauconda Mississippi-Valley ............................ Herb Schmiedeskamp, Camp Point Southern ...................................................... Norbert Hasheider, Okawville

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Directors - Term Expires 2018 Boone-Winnebago ........................................... Aaron Mitchell, Winnebago Gateway .....................................................Bruce Clanton, Mulberry Grove Mississippi-Valley .................................................... Jeff Thorman, Macomb Northwest ....................................................................... John Erbsen, Lanark Northwest ............................................................................Jerry Smith, Davis Tri-County .............................................................................. Ray Hess, Genoa

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

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 Clint-Clair Farms Cross-Wake Dairy Dair-E-Land Holsteins DoDel Holsteins Edler Farm Erbacres Holsteins Evergreen Lawn Farm 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 Lucky-King Holsteins

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

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

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FEATURES_____________________ Advertisers.....................................................................................................................4 Breeder Spotlight........................................................................................................3 Calendar..........................................................................................................................5 Dairy Summit............................................................................................................. 17 District News........................................................................................................16-17 Dutchess Domain & Dutchess Reunion..............................................................6 Editor’s Message....................................................................................................... 18 Fall Show Results................................................................................................13-15 From the President.....................................................................................................6 Illinois Holstein Board & Committee Meetings.................................... 5,15-16 Page 4

Illinois Holstein Futurity........................................................................................... 5 Illinois Holstein of the Year....................................................................................17 Illinois Senior Holstein Convention..................................................................6,7 Judging Team Results................................................................................ 11-12,16 Junior News................................................................................................................18 Junior Officers & Advisor Team............................................................................18 Junior Reporter’s Message....................................................................................18 Letter to the Editor..................................................................................................... 5 Obituary......................................................................................................................... 5 State Sale.....................................................................................................................18 Winter 2016


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On the Cover: Featured on the cover of this issue are (top) Addison & Jacob Raber, Gridley, who are included in the Breeder Spotlight on page 3, (middle) Grand Champion of the Mid-East Fall R&W Show in Louisville, Farnear-TBR American-Red-ET owned by Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg and (bottom) Morgan & Elena Olbrich, this year’s Illinois Holstein Dutchess and Little Miss Holstein. See pages 13-15 for Fall Show Results and see page 6 for details on our Illinois Holstein Dutchess Reunion.

Volume 78, Number 4

Winter 2016

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TO THE EDITOR

Dear Holstein friends, Thank you for the cards, phone calls, thoughts and prayers during out time of illness. We are both doing fine and both at work on the farm. God bless you and hope you all have a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. Thank you! Bruce & Joyce Clanton

___________________ OBITUARY Delores Loretta Meng, nee Biekert, 91, of Belleville, IL, born October 11, 1925, in Shiloh Valley Township, IL, died Monday, October 31, 2016, at Mercy Rehab and Care Center, Swansea, IL. Mrs. Meng was a hard-working farm wife, helping her husband in every aspect of their dairy farm southeast of Belleville. She was a 4-H leader and a dedicated mother. Delores was a member of the St. Clair County Homemakers Association and PSOP where she enjoyed attending dances and other activities. She was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church and belonged to the Perpetual Help Sodality and the ladies quilting group at the Church. Delores was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Wayne W. Meng, whom she married on November 29, 1947, and who died on May 31, 1990; her parents, Joseph and Mamie, nee Mueller, Biekert; and one brother and sister-in-law, Orville and Alice Biekert. Surviving are her twin daughters, Connie (Tony) Welsch of Freeburg, IL, and Bonnie (David) Fischer of Trenton, IL; one son, Kenneth (Mary) Meng of Freeburg, IL; nine grandchildren, Chad (Lisa) Fischer of Arlington Heights, IL, Todd (Kristin) Fischer of Wauwatosa, WI, Dawn (Chad) Williams of Jefferson City, TN, Torrey (Katie) Welsch of Belleville, IL, Lisa (John) Reinneck of Mascoutah, IL, Laurie (Warren) Lee of Champaign, IL, Craig (Kristen) Meng of Freeburg, IL, Christine Meng of Breese, IL, and Kerri (Neil) Lange of Stone Church, IL; 16 great-grandchildren, Jake, Kate and Bryn Fischer, Reese and Taylor Fischer, Jacob and Kaleb Williams, Wesley Welsch, Emily and Grant Reinneck, Lucy Lee, Luke, Pete, and John Meng, and Aubrey and Owen Lange; one brother, Russ (Sharon) Biekert of Scottsdale, AZ; and nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Rosewood Care/Mercy Rehab, and Hospice of Southern Illinois for the loving care given to Delores over the last few weeks. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the Arthritis Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com. Page 5


FROM THE PRESIDENT Hello again everyone, As I sit down to write these messages each time, I struggle a little bit on what to say. I could tell you about the upcoming events, but that would just repeat the information that is already packed into this issue of the Herald. I could also encourage everyone to attend these events, I will do that. Committee meetings coming up in January are your chance to become involved in an activity that you enjoy or help provide direction for. Another thing that I would like for you to strongly consider is to attend State Convention this year. As your Vice-President, Ed Smith, would say, “We’re gonna have fun!” You can read about the details in this issue but with a little different twist on the normal convention activities, we hope to provide convention goers with a chance to do some of the usual, see some old friends and have some fun. Lastly, I could bore you with what has recently happened in the Association and you can find that information in the meeting minutes so you probably don’t need me to repeat it. What I will do is reflect a little bit on the past

year. There have been many challenges in the dairy industry in the last year, many changes just within the ranks of Illinois breeders and some changes to the ways that Illinois Holstein does business. The old quote and I don’t know who to attribute it to, “The only constant is change,” holds as true now as it ever has. As I look back on the last year or so, I see another constant, YOU, the membership of the Illinois Holstein Association. Whether it’s needing people to serve on a committee or two, needing someone to take charge and get something done or finding someone to host an event, someone always steps up to the plate. This is a volunteer organization that’s purpose is to promote the value of Registered Holsteins and a lot of what we do supports that but one of the great side effects is that we get to collaborate with some really good people and create friendships that last a lifetime. I am forever thankful for that. Whether things are going like we planned or not, there is always a group of dedicated dairy people there to pick it up and run with it. As I wrap this up, I just want to say thank you for stepping up and making this a great organization to be a part of. I also want to remind folks to take a little time to be thankful for what we have, reflect on the good times and the tough times of the past year and remember that with challenges, come opportunities. Happy Holidays!

DUTCHESS DOMAIN I hope all of you are doing well as the weather is getting colder and the days become shorter. I had a wonderful time at the Illini Golden Opportunity Sale in October passing out slips, watching great cows go through the ring and visiting with people from across the state. I have had many opportunities to share my knowledge and love for the Holstein and Illinois. I want to thank everyone for all the hard work they put in day in and day out. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Morgan Olbrich

Jason Oertel

2017 ILLINOIS SENIOR HOLSTEIN CONVENTION GUEST SPEAKER

Greg Forbes Siegman has accepted an invitation to speak at the Illinois Senior Holstein Convention on February 4 in Bloomington. The Illinois native is the subject of The Silhouette Man. The book tells the story of an educator’s efforts to use milkshakes to make a difference, his experiences as a student that shaped his path and the grandparent who mentored him. For his civic efforts, Greg has received honors such as the Jefferson Award for Public Service and has been featured by media like Good Morning America. At times, he has written for the media as well -- including publications like Wisconsin State Farmer. At the Convention, Greg will share his story. He also will reflect on what he has learned from those who have worked and lived in farming communities. The session with Greg, which will take place before lunch, is for the whole family: members, spouses and their children (middle-school-aged and up). To register for the 2017 Convention, please go to www.illinoisholsteins.com. To order copies of The Silhouette Man (and/or copies of the student edition, The First Thirty) in advance of the event, visit www. GregForbes.com/store. If you want the books signed to you or your kids or specific friends, you can note that in response to the e-mail you receive after placing your order.

Illinois Holstein Dutchess Reunion

We are celebrating 50 years of Illinois Holstein Dutchesses during the Illinois Senior Holstein Convention and will be putting together a Dutchess History Booklet! Join us on February 4, 2017 in Bloomington (see page 7 for schedule of events and registration form) Please send your Dutchess details for the booklet to Stephanie Hammerly at briardesigns@gmail.com or 608-732-2757 by January 9th Page 6

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Il inois Senior Holstein Convention Registration February 3-4, 2017 The Chateau Hotel & Conference Center

1621 Jumer Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704 · 309-662-2020 · bloomingtonchateau.com

Schedule of Events

Friday, February 3 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Registration and Silent Auction benefiting IJHA 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hospitality Room Open Saturday, February 4 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast at Tony Romas 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration and Silent Auction benefiting IJHA 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Annual Meeting Board Reorganization Meeting to follow 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Guest Speaker “The Milkshake Moment and the Grateful Consumer” - Greg Forbes Siegman 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Breeders Roundtable Discussion 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Illini Futures Sale 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hospitality Room Open 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Convention Banquet and closing of Silent Auction benefiting IJHA Distinguished Service, Junior Breeder and Senior Breeder Awards announced 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Dutchess Reception & Dance Special Recognition of 50 Years of Illinois Holstein Dutchesses 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Room Open

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2017 ILLINOIS SENIOR HOLSTEIN CONVENTION REGISTRATION FORM

The Chateau Hotel & Conference Center 1621 Jumer Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704 Rooms are $89+tax if reserved by January 9th. For reservations call: 309-662-2020, mention IL Holstein Association for reduced rate. Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: __________________________

Email Address: __________________________________________________ Were you an Illinois Holstein Dutchess? If so, what year? ________________

MEAL TICKETS Saturday Breakfast

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BREEDER ADS

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KASKASKIA DAIRY JUDGING TEAM RESULTS Kaskaskia College Dairy Judging Team Wins All-American Dairy Show The Kaskaskia College Dairy Judging team won the All-American Dairy Show held in Harrisburg, PA. The KC Team placed first in two of the five breeds and first in oral reasons. In addition, the team members were 2nd, 3rd, and 5th overall. This is the team’s second national win in three years as they claimed the top spot in 2013. Team members attending were Rhiannon Branch (Salem), Tucker Peterson (Mountain Grove, MO), TJ Wingert (Kent, IL) and Steven Nelson (Marshfield, MO). Team Breed Awards included: Brown Swiss – 1st, Guernsey – 1st, Ayrshire – 3rd, Jersey – 3rd and Holstein – 5th.

Individual Honors included: Overall - Steven Nelson – 2nd, TJ Wingert – 3rd and Tucker Peterson – 5th Reasons - Tucker Peterson – 1st, Rhiannon Branch – 4th and Steven Nelson – 5th Brown Swiss - Tucker Peterson – 1st Guernsey - Steven Nelson – 2nd and TJ Wingert – 5th Holstein - Rhiannon Branch – 4th Aaron Heinzmann, Director of the Agriculture program at KC and faculty sponsor of the Dairy Judging team, said, “Without the hard work and dedication of the team and the support from producers across Illinois, this 2016 Kaskaskia College Dairy Judging Team would not have been possible.” L-R: Coach Aaron Heinzmann, Rhiannon Branch, Tucker Peterson, TJ Wingert and Steven Nelson

Kaskaskia College Places Second at World Dairy Expo

2016 Kaskaskia College Dairy Judging Team L-R: Coach Aaron Heinzmann, Rhiannon Branch, Tucker Peterson, TJ Wingert and Steven Nelson

The Kaskaskia College Dairy Judging Team finished 2nd at the International Postsecondary Dairy Judging Contest at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. Students on 15

different teams from across the US placed 12 classes of dairy cows in seven different breeds and presented four 2-minute sets of oral reasons in competition. The team consisted of Rhiannon Branch (Salem), Tucker Peterson (Mountain Grove, MO), TJ Wingert (Kent, IL) and Steven Nelson (Marshfield, MO). The Kaskaskia College team placed as follows: Ayrshires – 5th Place; Brown Swiss – 1st Place; Holstein – 2nd Place; Milking Shorthorn – 1st Place; Red & White Holstein 2nd Place. The team also placed 1st in Commercial Heifers and 2nd in Registered Heifers in the Practical Contest. Individual awards were: Ayrshires – Steven Nelson, 3rd Place and Rhiannon Branch, 5th Place; Brown Swiss – Steven Nelson, 1st Place, Rhiannon Branch, 6th Place, Tucker Peterson, 8th Place and TJ Wingert, 9th Place; Guernsey

– Tucker Peterson, 2nd Place; Holstein – Tucker Peterson, 2nd Place; Jersey – Rhiannon Branch, 3rd Place and TJ Wingert, 7th Place; Milking Shorthorn – Steven Nelson, 1st Place and Tucker Peterson, 5th Place; Red & White Holstein – TJ Wingert, 5th Place, Tucker Peterson, 8th Place and Steven Nelson, 9th Place. Overall Placings were Tucker Peterson 7th and Steven Nelson 10th; Oral Reasons - 1st place team; Steven Nelson, 2nd; Tucker Peterson, 3rd; Rhiannon Branch, 8th; TJ Wingert, 10th. High Overall - 2nd place team, Tucker Peterson, 4th; Steven Nelson, 5th and TJ Wingert,9th. This earns the KC Dairy Judging Team their second consecutive and 4th overall invitation to judge at the Scottish Royal Highland Show and to participate in the International Dairy Judging Tour in Europe in June 2017.

Kaskaskia College Dairy Judging Team Wins NAILE The Kaskaskia College Dairy Judging Team finished their year with a first place finish at NAILE in Louisville, KY in the overall contest and in oral reasons. Team members also finished with tremendous individual results including: 1st (2nd reasons) Steven Nelson, 2nd (4th reasons) Rhiannon Branch, 7th (1st reasons) Tucker Peterson and 8th TJ Wingert. Congratulations! Breed awards included: Ayrshire Tucker Peterson 1st Brown Swiss 1st Place team Rhiannon Branch 2nd Steven Nelson 1st Guernsey Illinois Holstein Herald

TJ Wingert 2nd 2nd Place team Holstein 1st Place Team Rhiannon Branch 4th Steven Nelson 1st Jersey 1st Place team Steven Nelson 3rd This concludes their judging career for KC Dairy Judging. Coach Aaron Heinzmann wants to thank them for all their hard work and dedication to success and their outstanding winnings representing KC. In addition, many thanks to all the producers for supporting us and hosting workouts. We couldn’t be successful without you.

2016 Kaskaskia College Dairy Judging Team L-R: Steven Nelson, Tucker Peterson, Rhiannon Branch and TJ Wingert

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NATIONAL 4-H DAIRY JUDGING & QUIZ BOWL

2016 4-H Quiz Bowl Written Test Awards Jordon Oellerich placed 8th high individual and Connor Erbsen placed 5th high individual

2016 Illinois Team Places Second at National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Front L-R: Assistant Coach Becky Meier, Connor Erbsen, Charlie Elliott, Jared Dickman, Jordon Oellerich and Coach Dave Fischer

The Illinois 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Team excelled at the 2016 National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl competition held in Louisville, Kentucky on November 4th and 5th. Illinois 4-Hers brought home the 2nd place win out of a field of nineteen teams from throughout the United States Team members included: Jared Dickman, Lanark; Charlie Elliott, Freeport; Connor Erbsen, Lanark; and Jordon Oellerich, Lena, IL. In addition, based on the written test, Connor Erbsen placed 5th and Jordon Oellerich placed 8th high individual out of 76 participants. 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 5 rounds with their only double loss to the 1st place team from New York. 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 2016 Illinois 4-H Dairy Judging Team Meier, Ridott, IL. L-R: Coach Dave Fischer, Charlie Elliott, Connor Erbsen, Jared The following day, this same Illinois foursome also participated in the NAILE youth Dickman and Jordon Oellerich dairy judging contest where they finished 9th high team overall and 10th high team in presenting oral reasons among 22 teams in the 4-H/FFA division. Charlie Elliott placed 13th high individual overall, and Connor Erbsen placed 20th high individual overall. Elliott also placed 4th high individual in the Jersey breed, and Erbsen placed 3rd high individual in the Brown Swiss breed and 5th in Guernsey. The team also placed 4th high team in the Guernsey breed, 7th in Jersey, and 8th in both Ayrshire and Brown Swiss. The judging team is coached by Dave Fischer.

Special thanks to the Illinois 4-H Foundation and River Valley Dairy, Tremont, IL for sponsoring team expenses!

2016 Illinois 4-H Dairy Judging Team at World Dairy Expo L-R: Coach Dave Fischer, Alex Walden, Hadley Ehlers, Brock Irwin and Bria Koester

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The 2016 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 10th high team overall in a very strong contest among 28 state teams. Illinois team members included: Hadley Ehlers, Campbell Hill; Brock Irwin, Belvidere; Bria Koester, Dakota; and Alex Walden, Mode, Illinois. Bria Koester placed 2nd top individual in the Brown Swiss breed among 112 contestants. Furthermore, in the “top 25” individuals by breed, Brock Irwin was 12th in Holsteins and 15th in Ayrshire; Hadley Ehlers placed 20th in the Jersey breed; Alex Walden was 25th in Ayrshire; and Bria Koester 25th in Holsteins. On a “top 10” team basis by breed, Illinois placed 7th in Ayrshires and 7th in Holsteins. The Illinois 4-H team was sponsored by the Illinois 4-H Foundation, River Valley Dairy of Tremont, and Illinois Milk Producers’ Association. In addition, the team jackets were sponsored by Equity, Effingham, Illinois. The team was coached by Dave Fischer, University of Illinois Extension 4-H Dairy Program Coordinator. Winter 2016


ILLINOIS JUNIOR FALL SHOW RESULTS

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

WORLD DAIRY EXPO

Spring Heifer Calf (22) 12. Ms Caraibes Callin U Out-ET, Price & Butler, Martinton 16. Poly-Kow-WS Solomon Azalea, Gigi Polikowsky & Wyatt Schirm, Tremont 17. Holbric Dickey Amelie-ET, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Winter Heifer Calf (27) 9. Butlerview Door Eva-ET, Price & Pacheco, Martinton 15. Zehrview Rainy Silver, Rosalee & Wyatt Zehr, Graymont Fall Heifer Calf (31) 13. Carters-Corner WH Remi-TW, Moriah Goggin, Greenville 17. Erbacres Atwood Sabrina, Payton Erbsen, Lanark Summer Yearling Heifer (22) 17. Wendon Doorman Mirlot, Price & Cunningham, Martinton Spring Yearling Heifer (14) 5. Erbacres Snapple Shakira, Connor Erbsen, Lanark (1st Junior B&O) 7. Calori-D RS Armani Rylee, Price & Cunningham, Martinton 11. Holbric Dickey Analee-ET, Riley Koehn, Peotone Fall Yearling Heifer (9) 8. Carters-Corner Wbrook Reese, Moriah Goggin, Greenville Junior 2-Year-Old (14) 6. Luck-E Absolute Kelly, Trace Johnson, Poplar Grove 8. Erbacres Miss Anali, Connor & Nevin Erbsen, Lanark Senior 2-Year-Old (13) 2. Sunnyhome McCutchen Mildred, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 4. Graybill Atwood Y94, Eli Graybill, Freeport Senior 3-Year-Old (14) 1. Silvermaple Windham Camille-ET, Christian Cunningham & Miles Price, Martinton 5. RJR Sid 3273-ET, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 6. Ms Apples Uno Armana-ET, Miles, Kanani & Soren Price, Martinton 4-Year-Old (12) 4. Springbend Aftershock Danica, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 9. Ms Im An Angel-ET, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 10. Holbric Dickey Lyza, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard 5-Year-Old (9) 9. Holbric Bolton Blanket, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Illinois Holstein Herald

Intermediate & Grand Champion Silvermaple Windham Camille-ET, Christian Cunningham & Miles Price, Martinton

WORLD DAIRY EXPO R&W

Spring Heifer Calf (11) 7. Zehrview Absolute Monte-Red, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont 9. Clear-I Malone Gelato-Red, Ashtyn Martin, Union 11. Holbric Lotus Lyric-Red, Jill Hentrich, Bartlett Winter Heifer Calf (10) 8. Schluter Shelby Lee-Red-ET, Tailor Neuhaus, Red Bud Fall Heifer Calf (9) 5. Koebele Barbwire Glory-Red, Robby Koebele, Teutopolis 7. Car-Ken Heztry Lulu-Red, Kendal Grace Maxwell & Carley Krull, Cuba Summer Yearling Heifer (8) 6. Holbric Spa Chisel-Red, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Spring Yearling Heifer (6) 3. Zehrview Armani Hi-Life-Red, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont Junior 2-Year-Old (1) 1. Holbric Action Chill-Red, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Senior 2-Year-Old (6) 3. Zehrview Absolt Hi-Time-Red, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont (1st Junior B&O) Senior 3-Year-Old (5) 5. Holbric A-Pipe-Red-ET, Adam & Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Champion Bred & Owned Junior Show Holbric Action Chill-Red, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard

GRAND NAT’L JR SHOW

Spring Heifer Calf (14) 8. Char-La-Don Sab Cheesecake, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg Winter Heifer Calf (15) 4. Zehrview Rainy Silver, Wyatt Zehr, Graymont 12. Rauscher Carney Bella, Zachary Paul, Worden Fall Heifer Calf (11) 2. Ms Rbr-Frm Brady Alex, Jacob Raber, Gridley Spring Yearling Heifer (10) 10. Cherry Crest Sid Flansco, Ashtyn Martin, Union Winter Yearling Heifer (9) 6. Gueldener McCutchen Bling, Zachary Paul, Worden

9. Bonarada Jordan Tina, Briley Lenkaitis, Eldorado Fall Yearling Heifer (7) 4. Butlerview AR Ace-ET, Addison Raber, Gridley 5. Luck-E Malone Bamboo, Makanna Sabin, Walnut Senior 2-Year-Old (4) 1. Graybill Atwood Y94, Eli Graybill, Freeport 3. Zehrview Absolute Rhubarb, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont Junior 3-Year-Old (6) 2. Luck-E Absolute Andrea-ET, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg Intermediate Champion Graybill Atwood Y94, Eli Graybill, Freeport Junior State Herd 2. Illinois

MID-EAST FALL R&W SHOW

Spring Heifer Calf (5) 1. Zehrview Absolute Monte-Red, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont 4. Clear-I Malone Gelato-Red, Ashtyn Martin, Union Winter Heifer Calf (8) 4. Schluter Sissy Lee-Red-ET, Tailor Neuhaus, Red Bud 6. Schluter Shelby Lee-Red-ET, Tailor Neuhaus, Red Bud Fall Heifer Calf (6) 1. Schluter Sara Lee-Red-ET, Tailor Neuhaus, Red Bud 5-Year-Old (6) 2. Farnear-TBR American-Red-ET, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg Senior & Grand Champion Farnear-TBR American-Red-ET, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg *includes animals placed in the top 20

Ed Smith

Animal Analysis Associate 43386 N Scott Street, Antioch, IL 60002 Phone: 847-395-5976 Cell: 847-372-0602 Email: ed.pat@att.net www.aAaWeeks.com Page 13


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 (34) 6. Butlerview Anth Artful-ET, Miles, Macray & Madison Price, Martonton 17. Ms Duckett Harvue Sid Flora, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda Winter Heifer Calf (40) 7. Budjon-Vail Dormn Ameera-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 16. Bluff-Ridge Sid Strawberry, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith Summer Yearling Heifer (35) 15. Garay Doorman Bella, Alli Willenborg, Vandalia Spring Yearling Heifer (27) 5. Drolie Doorman Maycy, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 11. Golden-Oaks Cheyenne, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 12. Ludwigs-DG Raindrop, Ludwig Farms, Fithian 18. Calori-D RS Armani Rylee, Price & Cunningham, Martinton Winter Yearling Heifer (26) 20. Beaucoise Mascalese Elfe-ET, Schirm, Weeks, Linehan & Indoe, Tremont Fall Yearling Heifer (13) 8. Carters-Corner Wbrook Reese, Moriah Goggin, Greenville Fall Yearling Heifer In Milk (31) 16. Six-Illini Goldwyn Audi-ET, Fighting Illini Partnership, Fithian Junior 2-Year-Old (35) 6. Luck-E Absolute Kelly, Trace Johnson, Poplar Grove 16. Ms Queens-Manor Snchz Beau, Thompson, Schirm, Halpin & Linehan, Tremont Senior 2-Year-Old (28) 17. Sunnyhome McCutchen Mildred, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 20. Graybill Atwood Y94, Eli Graybill, Freeport World Dairy Expo Futurity (3) 1. RJR Sid 3273-ET, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 4-Year-Old (25) 4. Springbend Aftershock Danica, Connor Erbsen, Lanark 5. Golden-Oaks Bck Chaline-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda (1st Production) 150,000 Lb. Cow (8) 3. Ludwigs-DG Goldwyn Ellie-ET, Ludwig Farms, Fithian 7. Ludwigs-DG Goldwyn Emmy-ET, Justin Powell, Tremont Produce of Dam (4) 2. Ludwig Farms, Fithian

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MID-EAST FALL NATIONAL

Spring Heifer Calf (31) 11. Cross-Wake More About Me-ET, Holly Wakeley, Rockford 18. B-J-Grove Whipper Snapper, Kasey Clanton, Mulberry Grove Winter Heifer Calf (24) 3. Cross-Jen McCut Justice, Jen Wakeley, Rockford 8. Zehrview Rainy Silver, Wyatt Zehr, Graymont Fall Heifer Calf (19) 4. Ms Rbr-Frm Brady Alex, Jacob Raber, Gridley 13. Aleah Jurassic Dino, Caitlin & Blake Meyer, Manteno Summer Yearling Heifer (10) 3. Garay Doorman Bella, Ali Willenborg, Vandalia Spring Yearling Heifer (17) 17. Cherry Crest Sid Flansco, Ashtyn Martin, Union Winter Yearling Heifer (10) 8. Gueldener McCutchen Bling, Zachary Paul, Worden Fall Yearling Heifer (9) 5. B-J-Grove Farve Jackie, Yvonne Clanton, Mulberry Grove 8. Luck-E Malone Bamboo, Makanna Sabin, Walnut Fall Yearling Heifer In Milk (12) 9. Golden-Oaks Samm Clissa, Miranda Kollmann, New Baden 10. Mil-R-Mor Atwood Fave, Kyle Featherston, Greenville Junior 2-Year-Old (9) 1. B-J-Grove Atwood Butterfly, Kasey Clanton, Mulberry Grove Senior 2-Year-Old (11) 1. Graybill Atwood Y94, Eli Graybill, Freeport 4. K-Lane Ceo Flicka, Kasey Clanton, Mulberry Grove 7. Koll-Kreek Fever Lexie, Miranda Kollmann, New Baden 8. Playtoys Destry Lilly, Kasey Clanton, Mulberry Grove Junior 3-Year-Old (13) 9. Luck-E Absolute Andrea-ET, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg Senior 3-Year-Old (7) 5. R-Way Goldsun Beezus, Kasey Clanton, Mulberry Grove 7. Eastriver Barbwire Poli, Ali Willenborg, Vandalia Aged Cow (5) 4. Luck-E Goldwyn Amber-ET, Char-La-Don Dairy, Strasburg

150,000 Lb. Cow (1) 1. Ludwigs-DG Goldwyn Emmy-ET, Justin Powell, Tremont

MID-EAST FALL R&W SHOW

Spring Heifer Calf (7) 1. Zehrview Absolute Monte-Red, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont Winter Heifer Calf (12) 2. Schluter Shelby Lee-Red-ET, Tailor Neuhaus, Red Bud 10. Schluter Sissy Lee-Red-ET, Tailor Neuhaus, Red Bud Fall Heifer Calf (6) 5. Schluter Sara Lee-Red-ET, Tailor Neuhaus, Red Bud Junior 2-Year-Old (3) 3. Wendy Oaks Maxwell Chia-Red, Allen Hodapp, Marion Senior 2-Year-Old (6) 6. Schluter RB Atitude-Red-ET, Eric Strine, West Salem 5-Year-Old (6) Res. Sr. & Res. Grand 2. Farnear-TBR American-Red-ET, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg Premier Breeder Tailor Neuhaus, Red Bud *includes animals placed in the top 20

Winter 2016


ILLINOIS FALL SHOW RESULTS

International Red & White Show, Madison, WI

WORLD DAIRY EXPO R&W

Spring Heifer Calf (25) 17. Zehrview Absolute Monte-Red, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont 20. Swanee-Lee A Lap Dance-Red, Jason Swanson, Capron Winter Heifer Calf (21) 17. Schluter Shelby Lee-Red-ET, Tailor Neuhaus, Red Bud Fall Heifer Calf (25) 7. Oakfield Def Selena-Red, Dusty & Nicole Schirm, Linehan & Borgwardt, Tremont 16. Koebele Barbwire Glory-Red, Robby Koebele, Teutopolis 18. Car-Ken Heztry Lulu-Red, Kendal Grace Maxwell & Carley Krull, Cuba Summer Yearling Heifer (22) 4. Golden-Oaks All That As-Red, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 20. Holbric Spa Chisel-Red, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Spring Yearling Heifer (16) 12. Zehrview Armani Hi-Life-Red, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont

Fall Yearling Heifer (9) 7. Ms Barb Act Beauty-Red-ET, Franchise & Crazy Chaos Syndicate, Tremont Junior Best 3 Females (3) 2. Zehrview Holsteins, Graymont 3. Holbric Holsteins, Harvard Junior 2-Year-Old (12) 10. Luck-E Armani Karlyn-Red-ET, Keith & Matt Engel, Hampshire 12. Holbric Action Chill-Red, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Senior 2-Year-Old (16) 1. Pamprd-Acres Ab Ivy-Red-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 2. Miss Pottsdale Dfi Tang-Red, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 8. Zehrview Absolt Hi-Time-Red, Rosalee Zehr, Graymont (1st Junior B&O) World Dairy Expo Futurity (7) 7. Holbric A-Pipe-Red-ET, Adam & Morgan Olbrich, Harvard Junior 3-Year-Old (17) 7. Luck-E Durham Autumn-Red, Matt Engel, Hampshire

8. Luck-E Durham Avail-Red, Matt Engel, Hampshire Senior 3-Year-Old (19) 19. Holbric A-Pipe-Red-ET, Adam & Morgan Olbrich, Harvard 4-Year-Old (14) 2. Mapel Wood RR Radiance-Red, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda Aged Cow (6) 4. Lochdale Shaquille Missy-Red, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda 125,000 Lb. Cow (9) & Res. Sr. Champion 1. Cleland Advnt Alexia-Red-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda Produce of Dam (4) 3. Luck-E Holsteins, Hampshire *includes animals placed in the top 20

BOARD MEETING MINUTES October 21, 2016 - Carlyle, IL

President Oertel called the October 21st meeting of Illinois Holstein Board of Directors to order at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Carlyle, Illinois. Eleven Board members were present so a quorum was not reached. Two staff members were also present. State Sale Chairman Eddie Bue was present to give a Sale report. Eighty lots were cataloged and 81 lots will sell. Jerry Smith recommended the Executive Committee approve the minutes of the June meeting, Aaron Heinzmann seconded, and the motion carried. Carol Jones presented the Treasurers Report on activity in the budget categories that have had activity since the last meeting. Carol offered copies of the Audit to the Board members. Ed Smith moved to recommend the approval of the Treasurers report and audit, seconded by Dale Drendel, motion carried. Dale Drendel spoke on behalf of Holstein USA. He informed the group there were three new directors elected at the National Convention in June. Holstein Complete has had a 6% increase over the past year. There have been many staff member changes due to promotions and retirement. Old Business There haven’t been any new developments in regards to the 2015 National Convention Sale Illinois Holstein Herald

consignors being paid by Burton Consulting. The Fiscal Year change was approved by the membership at the State Picnic. This Fiscal Year is April 1-December 31, 2016 and beginning in 2017 it will run with the calendar year. President Oertel and members of the Financial Advisory Committee met with Matthew Schwerin of CAPS Financial Group to set up accounts to fund a Future National Convention ($50,000) and an Enhancement Fund for future special projects ($100,000). President Oertel thanks the Mitchell Family for hosting the 2016 State Picnic. New Business We now have a signed 3-year contract with the McLean County Fairgrounds to have our State Show at the Interstate Center from 20172019. The dates for 2017 will be July 20 & 21. The winter Herald will contain a lot of information about winter events and a membership renewal form along with information about nominating for the Illinois Holstein of the Year. Stephanie is having trouble with the website (currently hosted by Holstein World) and we will be looking into new website hosting option at the January Committee meetings. Membership for the new fiscal year will begin January 1 and we will need to send out renewal forms earlier than in the past. We can include

a blank membership form in the Herald and send an email in December. The late fee will be implemented April 1st and the club rebate deadline will remain at August 1st. Ed Smith moved the Executive Committee implement the membership plan, Harvey Harpstrite seconded, and the motion carried. 2017 Committee meetings will be at The Chateau in Bloomington Thursday, January 5th 2017 State Convention will be held at The Chateau in Bloomington February 3 & 4. Discussion took place about a Futures Sale. Ed Smith and Herb Schmeideskamp will work together to chair the sale. 2017 Junior Spring Thing is scheduled for February 25 & 26 at The Chateau in Bloomington. President Oertel needs nominations for Junior Breeder, Senior Breeder and Service Award by the first of January 2017. A motion to adjourn was made by Herb Schmiedeskamp, seconded by Jerry Smith, and the motion carried. Aaron Heinzmann of the Executive Committee moved to approve the recommendations of the full board, seconded by Dale Drendel and the Executive Committee approved the motion. Respectfully submitted, Tina Yagow, Secretary Page 15


COMMITTEE MEETINGS President Jason Oertel invites all members of the Illinois Holstein Association to attend the Committee Meetings on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington, IL. The day will begin at 10 a.m. with committee meetings, 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 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 309-662-2020 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).

Thursday, January 5 10 - 10:30 a.m. 10:30 -11 a.m. 11 - 11:30 a.m. 11:30 - 12 noon

State Show Futurity

12 noon - 1 p.m.

Govt Affairs PDCA Calf Sale Public Relations

Junior Advisory Committee

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

Dutchess/Little Miss

HIGHLAND DAIRY JUDGING

Congratulations to the Highland Community College Dairy Judging Team for placing 4th overall at the World Dairy Expo Post-Secondary Judging Contest. Team members included Ellie Lenkaitis, Anna Folgate, Hannah Hunziker and Riley Zettle. The team was coached by Kristi Dinderman from Orangeville. Below are the placings by the team and individuals in each category at World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI and the North American International Livestock Exposition Dairy Judging Contest in Louisville, KY. World Dairy Expo: 4th Overall Team Overall Individual - Anna Folgate (8th) Individual Placing Classes - Ellie Lenakaitis (4th), Anna Folgate (5th) Milking Shorthorn - 5th place team Jerseys - 3rd place team, Ellie Lenkaitis (10th) Holsteins - 1ST PLACE TEAM, Hannah Hunziker (5th), Anna Folgate (7th) Guernsey - Anna Folgate (4th), Riley Zettle (7th), Ellie Lenkaitis (9th) Brown Swiss - 4th place team, Hannah Hunziker (4th), Anna Folgate (5th Page 16

DISTRICT NEWS CLINTON Clinton County wrapped up the fall with our Annual Meeting held at the KC Hall in Carlyle. Aaron Heinzmann called our meeting to order and his daughter Samantha read an invocation. Harvey Harpstrite and Aaron updated the club with the state club happening with their State Directors report. Jr. Club President Lane Heinzmann introduced Shana Lueking who reported about the Spring Thing. Briley Lenkaitis reported on the State Jr. Show, Taylor Huels reported on State Fair Jr. Show as well as NAILE. Brady Heinzmann attended National Convention and spoke of his experience. We finished up our meeting with Mr. Dave Fischer giving an introduction of our award winners. Brady Heinzmann was chosen for Outstanding Jr. Member, Service Award went to Kevin Wesselmann, Junior Breeder recipient was Brett Richter (not present) and Senior Breeder went to Aaron and Jenn Heinzmann. Dave and Aaron encouraged attendance to the Dairy Summit held at Kaskaskia College in late February.

Clinton County Award Recipients L-R: Kevin Wesselmann, Brady, Jenn & Aaron Heinzmann From Southern Illinois we want to wish everyone a safe and joyous Holiday Season!

Sincerely, Jessy Huelsmann, Reporter

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

2016 Highland Dairy Judging Team L-R: Riley Zettle, Anna Folgate, Ellie Lenkaitis, Hannah Hunziker and Coach Kristi Dinderman

Louisville: High Team Ayrshires, Hannanh Hunziker second Holstein and Sixth High Individual Overall, Anna Folgate Fifth Jersey, Sixth Team Reasons and Overall

Greetings from Mississippi Valley Holstein Club! Winter meeting and club award recognitions were hosted at the Fowler Church on Friday November 18th. We had many members in attendance and a great meal was again prepared and served by Kathy Neisen. MVHC Officers for 2017 elected• Ken Koch - President • Tom Neisen – Vice President • Nikki Neisen – Secretary / Treasurer continued on page 17 Winter 2016


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

continued from page 16 CLUB RECOGNITIONS Club Scholarships awarded - Congratulations to the following: • Gloria Neuhaus • Paige Newman • Taylor Neuhaus • Jordan Thorman Outstanding Junior Girls and Boys (each received a Wal-Mart Gift Card) Girls – 1st Mckenna Huls Boys – 1st Marco Dalenger Marissa Newman Dexter Rufcorn Olivia Schlueter Outstanding Senior Girls and Boys (each received a Wal-Mart Gift Card) Girls – 1st Hanna Weiman Boys – 1st Taylor Neuhaus Gloria Neuhaus Dalton Neuhaus Paige Newman Jordan Thorman Premier Exhibitor Award to Schluter Holsteins. Premier Breeder Award to Schluter Holsteins. Production Awarded to Senteka. Beth Cash volunteered to assist with the Show Committee. The club will now meet twice per year – Annual in November and a Summer meeting. Illinois Holstein Herald

Next Summer meeting date TBA – Being hosted by UdderHill Dairy in Hancock Illinois. Highlights of a Successful Season: Southeastern National Brown Swiss Show in Louisville - Jordan Thorman and Fancy– Intermediate Champion at the IL State Fair; 2nd place at both the Louisville and World Dairy Expo – Junior Divisions along with Red and White show in Louisville. If not already, become a “friend” of Kenny Koch on Facebook. He takes some REALLY awesome “Out on the Farm” photos he likes to share. (Sorry if you get flooded with new friend requests!!) They are good! Congratulations to Nikki Neisen and Paige Newman at receiving Scholarships at JWCC (John Wood Community College). Also a Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary to any member over the next several months. Hope everyone has a SAFE and HAPPY HOLIDAY Season!!!!

Sincerely, Angie Newman, Reporter

COMING SOON! 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 2016 credentials. Votes will be tallied on the Illinois Holstein Facebook page and winner will be announced at the Senior Holstein Convention. DEADLINE: January 9th Email your nominations to: Stephanie Hammerly, Editor briardesigns@gmail.com Page 17


JUNIOR JOURNEYS JUNIOR REPORTER’S MESSAGE

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

CALLING ALL JUNIORS!

Spring Thing 2017 When: February 25th & 26th Where: The Chateau, Bloomington Follow the Illinois Holstein Facebook page and visit illinoisholsteins.com for more info! Registration form will be posted in January

See you there!

ILLINI GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY SALE The Illini Golden Opportunity Sale was held on October 22, 2016 in Carlyle, Illinois. This year’s sale averaged $2,384 on 84 lots. Topping the sale at $3,900 was Lot 9 from Jim Schumacher, Teutopolis, Ms Atwood Elegance-ET, a fancy young cow classified at VG-86-2Y that traces back to Krull Broker Elegance EX-96-3E GMD DOM. She was purchased by Mitch Koebele, Teutopolis. Second high seller at $3,700 was Lot 5 from Nate Janssen, Wheaton, Rocklan Rock of RaeET-RC, a Redburst from an EX-94 Durham daughter of Golden-Oaks Perk Rae P-RedET EX-90. She was purchased by Robert Willenborg, Vandalia. Thank you to Sale Chair Eddie Bue and his crew for putting on a great sale! Also, thank you to Nate Janssen, this year’s co-chairman for all of his work and help promoting the sale on social media! Sales $3,000 and Over (Consignor in parentheses) Ms Atwood Elegance-ET...................................... $3,800 Mitch Koebele, Teutopolis (Jim Schumacher, Teutopolis)

Rocklan Rock of Rae-ET-RC................................ $3,700 Robert Willenborg, Vandalia (Nate Janssen, Wheaton)

High Seller at the Illini Golden Opportunity Sale Ms Atwood Elegance-ET VG-86-2Y Atwood x Edalyns Braxton Erin-ET VG-87 Consigned by Jim Schumacher, Teutopolis Purchased by Mitch Koebele, Teutopolis Playtoys Destry Lily-ET-RC.................................. $3,200

Lucas Clanton, Mulberry Grove (B-J-Grove, Mulberry Grove)

Gueldener Mogul Molly....................................... $3,100 Robert Willenborg, Vandalia (Jared Gueldener, Moro)

J-Maker Drew Annie-Red.................................... $3,100 Westridge Dairy, Red Bud (Jim Schumacher, Teutopolis)

Holbric Aftershock Amazon-ET........................ $3,000

Playtoys D Fantasia-Red-ET............................... $3,300

Golden-Oaks King Armani-ET........................... $3,000

Dennis Bressner & L. Kleiner, Fairbury (Leroy Kleiner, Greenville)

Ludwigs-DG Goldwyn Evian-ET....................... $3,200 Eddie Bue, Fithian (Ludwig Farms, Fithian)

Schluter Sadie Lee-Red-ET................................. $3,200 Lillian Helbig, Oakdale (Taylor Neuhaus, Red Bud)

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Brock Irwin EDITOR’S MESSAGE

Golden-Oaks Ashock Devia................................ $3,400 Lillian Helbig, Oakdale (Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda)

Hey Juniors! I hope everyone enjoyed the warm fall weather! First, I’d like to congratulate the Illinois 4-H dairy quiz bowl team on getting 2nd at Louisville! Congratulations Jordon, Conner, Jared and Charlie! Great job representing Illinois and thank you to Dave Fischer for all the hard work you put into Illinois 4-H youth! I’d also like to congratulate our Illinois winners on all their success at World Dairy Expo and NAILE! It’s crazy to think this is the last Herald until Spring Thing! Christmas break is a great time to start studying for dairy bowl, making posters and writing speeches. This year, the National Holstein Convention will be held in Washington state, so let’s work hard to get the very best of Illinois out west! Finally, remember if you were sold in the worker auction at state show, be sure to contact your buyer and do your work! If we want to do the worker auction as a fundraiser again, it’s important that we have buyers with good experiences with their workers! I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable winter, and I’ll see you all at Spring Thing!

Gage Wendling, Altamont (Morgan Olbrich, Harvard)

Jackson Brammeier, Carlyle (Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda)

Jenny-Lou-KJ Aprove-Red-ET........................... $3,000

Rosalee & Wyatt Zehr, Graymont (Gary Janssen, Island Lake)

Sugar-C Doorman 4988....................................... $3,000 Kasey Clanton, Mulberry Grove (Sugar Creek, Elkhorn, WI)

Snow has fallen and temperatures continue to drop...yes, winter is here to stay! Thank you to all of those that work tirelessly outside this time of year to keep their Holstein cows happy! There are some very exciting Illinois Holstein events coming up in the next couple of months. I hope you are able to take a day or two away from the farm to join us at Committee Meetings, Senior Convention and Spring Thing! It’s never too early to “think spring!” The Spring Herald will also be a Midwest Holsteins issue. Ad reservations and district news are due by February 5th.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Stephanie Hammerly

608.732.2757 briardesigns@gmail.com Winter 2016


2016 Show Highlights B-J-Grove Atwood Butterf ly

1st Jr. 2-Year-Old Mideast Fall National Sire: Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET Dam: B-J-Grove Sid Beyonce VG-85-2Y 2-04 305d 20,360 3.7 757 3.1 637

Grand-dam: Mic-Mon-Dou Outside Banquet-ET EX-92 3-09 365d 28,695 4.2 1196 3.1 876

Next 4 Dams: All VG or EX

5th Sr. 3-Year-Old Mideast Fall National

R-Way Goldsun Beezus EX-91

2-02 299d 20,928 2.7 567 3.1 642 Sire: Toc-Farm Goldsun-ET Dam: Ms R-Way Dundee Beauty EX-90 Life: 125,770 3.7 4614 3.2 3983

Grand-dam: Rayverley Leader Ezra EX 5-07 365d 35,472 4.8 1479 3.1 947

3rd Dam: Rainyridge Tony Beauty EX-96 3x All-American Aged Cow More Highlights from the Mideast Fall National...

4th Sr. 2-Year-Old - K-Lane Ceo Flicka VG-87 & 5th Fall Yearling - B-J-Grove Farve Jackie Thanks to our crew at the shows! Dylan Reed, Tyler Kirchdoerfer, Ashton Smithson, Mitch Koebele, Shannon Fullington, Miranda Kollmann & Zach Paul W ishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Bruce Joyce Shorty Illinois Holstein Herald

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Illinois Holstein Herald - Winter 2016