Midwest Holsteins & National Convention Program - Summer 2019

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2019 National Holstein Convention Souvenir Book

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National Convention week brings many of those exact feelings as well as excitement, especially this year as we welcome our friends to Wisconsin! Esperanza is due the week of Convention and it is with much ANTICIPATION that we wait to see what her Doorman udder will look like and for Garrett’s first B&O animal! She gives us considerable PROMISE for the future as she descends from 4 generations of All-Americans in milking form and is a potential 9th gen. EX! She also gives us HOPE that we will be able to effectively develop her branch of the Elegance family through embryo transfer, with a successful flush to Sexed Delta recently. Our Dairy Bowl team, representing Wisconsin at the National Holstein Convention, adds another reason for excitement and heightened EXPECTATIONS! This is our 3rd year competing at Nationals for Junior Dairy Bowl with the hope that our team can accomplish all of our goals this year! Special thanks to our dedicated coaches, Janina Siemers and Amanda Smith, for their commitment and determination to help us become more knowledgeable about the dairy industry and to help us achieve our goals! Clarissa & Garrett Ulness 4718 County Rd J, Valders, WI 54245 920-775-4794 @RagnarHolsteins 920-901-6555 (cell) 4 - NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION

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From the President Welcome to Wisconsin on behalf of the Wisconsin Holstein Association. We are truly excited to have you take part in our hosting of the National Holstein Convention this year. It would be understated to say a lot of planning, time, effort and money have gone into making this convention a great experience for everyone. To our members that volunteered and have been instrumental in planning this convention from the start, a heartfelt thank you. To the agri-businesses that really went above and beyond to help provide the funding to pull off an event like this, we appreciate your support and commitment to our farming businesses and organizations. To everyone that comes to the 2019 National Holstein Convention in Appleton, Wisconsin, we hope it is one of the highlights of your year. It is always a worthwhile practice to take time from our busy farms to get together with the goal to recognize great achievements in our industry and to reflect on the past accomplishments and plan for the future. The week will provide opportunities to reconnect with friends and make new ones. It will be a chance to learn and be inspired. It will also be a chance to step away from the stress and anxiety that runs rampant in our industry today. The registered breeders of Wisconsin are excited to show you

why we still call ourselves the dairy state. We are proud of the hard work that happens every day on our farms to create those once in a lifetime cows that produce world record levels of production, go on to win shows on the biggest stages or even produce bulls that forever change the breed. The keys to the dairy industry of our state are yours for the week. There is one request I would make as you pack your bags for the land of cheese lovers and cheese heads please bring a positive attitude and your ideas to make our industry better. It has been a rough stretch to milk cows for a living. The uncertainty and risk our businesses take on to remain dairy farmers has never been higher. Let us not miss this chance of camaraderie to try to share some ideas to make a positive difference for the future. Bring an open mind and a listening ear and get ready for a great time. Welcome to Wisconsin where it is always okay to say “On Wisconsin” and “Go Packers”and “More cheese please!” Craig Carncross, WHA President

Table of Contents NHC Sponsors ............................................................................................................................ 8 Welcome from Governor Tony Evers ......................................................................................... 10 Welcome from DATCP Secretary Bradley Pfaff .......................................................................... 10 Holstein Convention Reimagined, by Corey Geiger .................................................................... 11 NHC Schedule of Events ............................................................................................................ 13 NHC Committees ...................................................................................................................... 16 NHC Dairy Bar & Sale Pre-Game Tailgate Party sponsors ........................................................... 17 NHC Pre-Convention Farm Tour hosts ...................................................................................... 20 NHC Host Day Farm Tour hosts ................................................................................................ 30 WHA Past Presidents ................................................................................................................ 36 Wisconsin Holstein Breeder Map .............................................................................................. 50 Wisconsin Registered Holsteins Produce World-Class Cheese ................................................... 56 Wisconsin’s Wall of Fame Inductees .......................................................................................... 72 WHA Distinguished Service Award winners.............................................................................. 73 Additional things to do in Appleton ........................................................................................... 81 WHA Distinguished Breeder and Distinguished Young Breeder Award winners ........................ 90 WHA Past National Directors .................................................................................................... 92 On the cover: Sco-Lo-AF Sid Sangria-ET graces the cover of the 2019 National Holstein Convention Souvenir Book. Sangria is owned by Jim Ostrom and John Vosters of Kaukauna and was named Grand Champion of the 2019 Midwest National Spring Show. Photo by Cybil Fisher; cover design by K-K Rose Design, Kayla Wright. NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION - 7

2019 National Convention Sponsors Diamond Zoetis


AgCountry, Compeer, Greenstone (Farm Credit Services) Select Sires, Inc. | CentralStar Cooperative Wisconsin Department of Tourism Meetings Mean Business Grant

Platinum In-Kind

Dairy Herd Management & Farm Journal’s MILK


Hoard’s Dairyman

Allflex USA Boehringer-Ingelheim

Cargill Animal Nutrition Channel Seed

International Protein Sires STgenetics

ADM Animal Nutrition American Foods Group Corteva Agriscience

Land O’ Lakes Lely USA Prairie Farms Dairy

Riesterer & Schnell/John Deere Semex Trans Ova Genetics

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin

Dan Hagenow Video Creation, LLC

Holstein International


Silver In-Kind


ABS Global Animart LLC BMO Harris Bank

Foremost Farms USA Fox Cities Builders Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau GENEX

Marathon County Holstein Breeders

Ag Electrical Services LLC Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Nutrition Barron County Holstein Breeders Brian Greenman Insurance Agency Calumet County Holstein Breeders Case IH CP Feeds Continental Plastic Cowsmopolitan Dairy Magazine After All, Inc. AgSource Dairy Badgerland Nutrition, Inc. Braun Electric Country Visions Cooperative Daluge Travel Dennis Moldenhauer Trkg Inc. District 3 Holstein Breeders Dodge County Holstein Breeders

Bronze In-Kind

Progressive Dairyman WRFV-TV Local 5


District 5 Holstein Association DMI GEA North America Investors Community Bank Leading Dairy Solutions (LDS) McLanahan Corporation Milk Products

Copper In-Kind

Culver’s of Darboy|Culver’s of Little Chute


Steve Jones - Kimberly Football

Parnell Living Science Priority IAC Quality Liquid Feeds Inc. Westway Feed Products Winnebago County Holstein Breeders Wisconsin Farmers Union World Dairy Expo

Dairy Agenda Today Dairy Doctors Veterinary Services


EmQuest ET Service Fond du Lac County Holstein Association Fox Structures, Inc. Galloway Company Grant County Holstein Breeders Herb Kohl Philanthropies Holiday Automotive IBA

Baker’s Cheese Cattle Connection

Merck Animal Health Milk Specialties VAS-Valley Ag Software

Lakeshore Farm Management Cooperative Landmark Cooperative Services Marawood Construction Services, Inc Right Way Applications St Anna Veterinary Clinic Stanley Schmitz Inc Sunshine Genetics Supreme Awards

Donor In-Kind

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Marathon County Holstein Breeders Maynard’s Neat-N-Clean Portables LLC

NASCO Vita Plus Twohig, Rietbrock, Schneider & Halbach, S.C. Udder Comfort International Udder Tech United Cooperative Vernon County Holstein Association Waupun Equipment Co. Inc. Weaver Leather, LLC Wetenkamp Transport LLP


Welcome to Wisconsin! We are proud to serve as the host state of the 2019 National Holstein Convention. It is fitting that this event is here in America’s Dairyland. Our state is home to more dairy farms than any other state, producing high-quality milk for our award-winning dairy products. In Wisconsin, dairy is a central part of our state’s are glad to heritage and a tremendous contributor to our economy. We and host farms dairy class worldour ase have the opportunity to showc ca. Ameri North across from iasts enriching events for dairy enthus Thank you for visiting our state. I hope you have an enjoyable and productive visit as you share ideas and make memories. I have no doubt your experience will be ‘legendairy’! Sincerely,

Tony Evers Governor

Greetings, Welcome to the 2019 National Holstein Convention. As Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, I am honored to open the doors of our great state to those who are passionate about the dairy industry and appreciate the many contributions of the Holstein breed. Throughout the convention, you will have the chance to network, participate in competitions, attend farm tours and trade shows, and much more. I hope you will take advantage of the many opportunities available to you to learn from each other and connect with fellow industry leaders. We all recognize that the dairy industry has faced significant challenges in the past several years. The 2019 National Holstein Convention will showcase the best of the dairy industry, reminding us why we do what we do as we look to the future. The convention also offers events for our juniors and young dairy leaders to develop and shine. I appreciate the work by the Wisconsin Holstein Association to put on a convention of this caliber. Because of your time and dedication over months and months of hard work, attendees from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will have a great opportunity to build their network and learn new skills. Thank you again for making the 2019 National Holstein Convention a part of your summer. I hope you learn a lot, enjoy some great food, have fun, and most importantly, take what you gain back to your own farm and community. Each of us have the opportunity to be ‘legendairy’ in this industry. Sincerely,

Bradley M. Pfaff, Secretary

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Holstein Convention Reimagined Welcome to Wisconsin, America’s Dairyland. Dairy cows and dairy folks have been my life — and it’s a wonderful life. Our first out-of-state family trip, and first airplane flight, took place in 1993 when Holstein Association USA named yours truly as a Distinguished Junior Member Semifinalist. That New York convention opened my eyes to the dairy world around me and the 20-year-old Corey, a first-time convention attendee, began imaging and dreaming about dairy’s future. About the time I was elected the President of the Wisconsin Holstein Association in 2008, I married my wife, Krista. It’s at that moment of time that my bride took me to my very first trip to Walt Disney World. As a 30 something adult, I was mesmerized by Walt Disney’s vision and the team of imagineers that he assembled to create “The Happiest Place On Earth.” With Wisconsin hosting a wonderful 2008 National Holstein Convention, our state’s collective leadership asked Holstein Association USA if we could host another convention. The next opportunity to host convention was 2019. We took it, and my fellow Wisconsin Holstein Association directors asked if I would chair the event. Since then, I’ve been blessed to have my wife, Krista, join me as co-chair. With the wheels in motion, Krista and I assembled our team of imagineers. Those people who believe in the future of the Holstein cow and would enjoy the journey of re-imaging the National Holstein Convention as members of the Executive Committee: Rick and Paula Bovre, Paul and Darlene Buhr, Lynn and Sara Harbaugh, Julie and Kevin Larson, Marci and John Walker, and Kristin Olson. In true Disney fashion, veteran Wisconsin Holstein Association staffer Laura Wackershauser joined our ground-breaking journey and eventually earned a promotion to Executive Director for the entire state association. Adding their unique flare to the convention journey were Wisconsin Holstein staffers Mara Budde and Kristen Broege. Jim and Kelly Rickert joined the imagination on the entire planning journey ensuring smooth transportation throughout the Dairy-Disney-like experience. Site selection ensued in 2013, followed by site visits the very next year, and a signed contract in 2015. With that foundation, we dreamed some more. We invited 80 additional volunteers to imagine with us with one goal — Create a Wow Cow Convention. Blessed with incredible financial support from our industry partners, our imagineers looked far into the horizon with lofty ideas. We added the National Genetics Conference, partnered with the Dairy Girl Network to bring an internationally acclaimed speaker to lift us up in this dismal dairy economy, created the Dairy Leadership Summit with the Holstein Foundation to honor 25 years of the Young Dairy Leadership Institute, and our local imagineers ginned up some family night flare with an experience near historic Lambeau Field and the home of the Green Bay Packers. The ideation continued to Wednesday’s National Sale that features a Pregame Tailgate Party, First-Half Genomics Sale, Halftime Dinner, and Second Half National Sale. Thje All-Wisconsin Dairy Café, known as the Dairy Bar in previous generations, will offer outstanding food offerings. The world-class farm tours and a splendid Gala will top off Dairy’s Disneyland. To inspire our next generation, we created the National Junior Genetics Conference and borrowed Michigan’s great idea, the Cows 2 Career Conference. To continue the momentum on reimaging future Conventions, Holstein Association USA President Boyd Schaufelberger appointed a committee to study the matter. This June reach out to Dale Drendel, Mark Kerndt, Becky King, Darwin Sneller, Jodi Hoynoski, Kelli Dunklee, and yours truly who chairs the committee. Share your vision for the future. Thank you for joining us in Northeast Wisconsin, it’s home to the people and the places that shaped both Krista and I during our formative years. We hope you enjoy your Wisconsin experience, especially the half million dairy cows, and, more importantly the dairy farm families who care for these fine bovines, who all live within one hour of the convention site. Making a Legendairy event, 2019 National Holstein Convention Co-Chair, Corey Geiger


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2019 National Holstein Convention Schedule

Sunday, June 23 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday, June 24

6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7:30 a.m to 5 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 5:40 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 25 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 6:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 4:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 26 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 6:30 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Convention Registration Dairy Jeopardy Orientation Junior Welcome Dairy Bar and WHA History Room Convention Registration Dairy Jeopardy Contest NHWSO Scholarship Interviews DJM Interviews Pre-Convention Farm Tours Dairy Girl Network Family Lounge Fox River boat tour, lunch, and Hearthstone Historic Home Tour Junior Prepared Speech Contest Intermediate Prepared Speech Contest Senior Prepared Speech Contest Junior and Adult Luncheon Delegate Registration Dairy Knowledge Exam Dairy Bowl Coaches Meeting Junior Mixer at Badger Sports Park Dairy Bar and WHA History Room Convention Registration Host Day Farm Tours Tour to Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center and NEW Zoo Dairy Girl Network Family Lounge Farm and Float Tour Tour to LaClare Dairy Goat Farm, lunch, and Neenah Glass Museum Delegate Registration Trade Show set-up Family Night near Lambeau Lambeau Field Tours Dairy Bar and WHA History Room Media Room Delegate Breakfast Convention Registration

Wednesday, June 26 (continued) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

10:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. 10:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. 10:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. 12 noon to 1 p.m. 12 noon to 12:50 p.m. 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. 1 to 4:30 p.m. 2 to 4 p.m. 4:30 to 5 p.m. 5 to 6 p.m. 6 to 7 p.m. 7 to 9 p.m. 7:30 to 11 p.m.

Thursday, June 27

6 a.m. to 12 p.m. 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 12 noon to 1:20 p.m. 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, June 28 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Dairy Bowl Trade Show NHWSO Silent Auction Holstein USA Annual Meeting Dairy Girl Network Family Lounge Tour to Green Bay Botanical Gardens and DePere shopping excursion Regional Caucus-Group 1 (East) Regional Caucus-Group 2 (Midwest and Southeast) Regional Caucus-Group 3 (West) NHWSO Lunch Meeting Adult Luncheon Cows 2 Careers Luncheon - Juniors National Genetics Conference National Junior Genetics Conference Pregame Tailgate Party First Half Genomics Sale Halftime Dinner Second Half National Sale Junior Dance and Games Dairy Bar and WHA History Room Media Room Convention Registration National Genetics Conference Dairy Bowl Finals NHWSO Silent Auction Trade Show Board Spouse Breakfast Dairy Girl Network Family Lounge National Junior Forum Dairy Girl Luncheon Junior Awards Luncheon Holstein USA Annual Meeting President’s Reception YDLI Cocktail Reception Gala Banquet YDLI Dairy Leadership Summit YDLI 25th Anniversary Celebration NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION - 13

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2019 National Convention Committees Executive Committee

Rick & Paula Bovre Paul & Darlene Buhr

Corey Geiger & Krista Knigge, co-chairs Lynn & Sara Harbaugh Kevin & Julie Larson


Kevin & Julie Larson, co-chairs Dennis Bangart, Rick Daluge, Steve Holte, Eric Olstad, Annette Ostrom, Pam Selz-Pralle, Janina Siemers Reba Gotham, Trade Show captain


John & Marci Walker Kristin Olson

Alternate Tours

Darlene Buhr, co-chair Krista Knigge, co-chair

Family Night

Tony & Moriah Brey, co-chairs Larry & Jen Meyer, co-chairs

Kristin Olson, co-chair Mara Budde, co-chair & website captain Chris Brantmeier, decorations captain Peggy Coffeen, editorial captain Dan Hagenow, video captain Liz Matzke, website & giveaways captain Annie McCullough, advertising captain Barb Natzke, wearables captain Rhonda Shore, decorations captain Crystal Siemers-Peterman, social media captain Sherry Siemers-Peterman, history display captain Laura Wackershauser, souvenir book captain

Rick & Paula Bovre, co-chairs Lynn Harbaugh, co-chair Kevin Jorgensen Bob Barden, Jared Buske, Joe Casper, Sara Feldmann, Brandon Ferry, Bob Gates, Brett Hildebrandt, Tom Nickels, Chad Ryan, David Sarbacker Craig & Marlene Krohlow, meal captains Bob & Bonnie Sabo, meal captains Chris Brantmeier, decorations captain Jim Coffeen, decorations captain

Junior Convention

Genetics Conference

Sara Harbaugh, co-chair Marci Walker, co-chair Cara Biely, WI Farm Discovery Center & NEW Zoo captain Kristen Broege, banquet & meals captain Joseta Halbur, dance and fun night captain Josh & Casey Hushon, Cows2Careers captains Kati Kindschuh, scavenger hunt captain Kayla Langer, Farm & Float captain Jessica Pralle, banquet & meals captain Janina Siemers Jordan Siemers JACs: Emma Buss, McKenna Coffeen, Nathan Daniels, Josh Gerbitz, Matthew Gunst, Mason Jauquet, Carley Krull, Sam Minch, Hannah Nelson, Hannah Ullom

Host Day & Pre-Convention Tours John & Marci Walker, co-chairs Paul & Darlene Buhr, co-chairs Sheryl Nehls, Host Day Meal captain


Jim & Kelly Rickert, co-chairs 16 - NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION


Corey Geiger, co-chair Paul Buhr, co-chair Chad Dechow, Tom Lawlor, Dan Weigel, Kent Weigel, Lindsey Worden

Junior Genetics Conference

Jerome & Chrissy Meyer, co-chairs


Laura Wackershauser, chair Joan Judd, on-site chair

Dairy Bar

Deb Reinhart, co-chair Sue Schultz, co-chair

Gala Banquet

Todd & Sue Borgwardt, co-chairs Mark & Angie Ulness, co-chairs

The All-Wisconsin Dairy Cafe

Visit the All-Wisconsin Dairy Cafe during the convention and enjoy some of Wisconsin’s finest dairy treats. The All-Wisconsin Dairy Cafe is conveniently located on the upper level of the convention center.


The All-Wisconsin Dairy Cafe will be open: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Monday-Wednesday, June 24-26 6 a.m. - 12 noon - Thursday, June 27

Thank you to the generous sponsors of the All-Wisconsin Dairy Cafe:

Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) Calumet County Dairy Promotion Committee Calumet County Holstein Breeders Fairlife Grande Cheese Company Lamers Dairy Inc.

National Convention Sale Pre-Game Tailgate Party Join us from 4:30-5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26 in the Convention Center for the Sale Pre-Game Tailgate Party. This tasting will feature a variety of Wisconsin cheeses and is sponsored and hosted by the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin.

Thank you to the generous sponsors of the Pre-Game Tailgate Party: Belle Plaine Cheese, Shawano Crave Bros. Farmstead Cheese LLC, Waterloo Deer Creek Cheese, Sheboygan Holland’s Family Cheese/Marieke Gouda, Thorp Koepke Family Farms, Oconomowoc Kraemer Wisconsin Cheese Ltd., Watertown LaGrander’s Hillside Dairy, Stanley Mullins Cheese, Mosinee Prairie Pure Cheese, Hustisford Red Barn Family Farms, Appleton Union Star Cheese Factory, Fremont Widmers Cheese Cellars, Theresa

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Student Organizations

Hands-On Experiences

Badger Dairy Club is one of the largest student organizations on campus with over 125 members of various majors who all share a passion for the dairy industry. Joining a student organization such as BDC is a great way for you make a large state university feel like a small college because you have an instant peer group on campus. BDC creates opportunities for members to engage in activities and experiences within the college, community, and the ever-changing dairy industry. Highlights of the club’s activities include an integral role in managing and working at World Dairy Expo, hosting the Badger Invitational Sale, volunteering at the Wisconsin 4-H Dairy Bowl and FFA Dairy Judging Contests, and club trips.

Our major requires an internship which allows you to gain hands-on experiences. Whether it is working in animal health, dairy nutrition, farm management, A.I., or sales and marketing you learn while gaining valuable work experience. A one-of-a-kind opportunity for our students is the Dairy Nutrition Experience course sponsored by Purina. This provides students with a mentored, hands-on dairy management experience, networking opportunities with producers and industry professionals and increased awareness of career options within the field of dairy nutrition. And finally, we have cows on campus! The Dairy Cattle Instruction and Research Center is located within one block of dairy classroom buildings, providing access to cows during all lab sessions.



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Competitive Excellence Dairy Judging

Dairy Challenge UW-Madison is committed to its students receiving a “Dairy Challenge” experience. In fact, within the curriculum we have the Nutrition Experience, Dairy Challenge Preparation and Dairy Herd Practicum courses where students are mentored on how to analyze a commercial farm and present their observations and management recommendations, honing skills that translate directly to this competition and their future careers. Our students participate competitively at the Midwest and National North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge competitions. We even hold our own on-campus version, the Badger Dairy Challenge during the fall semester. At this spring’s National Contest in Tifton, GA., UW was one of eight teams earning recognition. We feel the ability of our students to excel in this competitive format speaks to the quality of their education. UW Dairy Science majors graduate with a sophisticated knowledge of the science of dairying, and they learn to communicate their expertise.

UW-Madison’s dairy judging program has a tradition of success that continues today. At the National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest UW has won the contest 9 times since 1985. Since 1980 we have been in the top 5 placing teams in all but 3 contests. Our coaches are highly regarded for their “cow ability” and talent to teach students about functional type and presenting winning oral reasons. The judging team normally numbers about 15 students with each of them guaranteed a contest to compete in. In fact, a majority of team members will participate in three or four contests over their collegiate judging career. The dairy judging team competes in the fall and we have sent teams to these contests: Accelerated Genetics (WI), The Pennsylvania All-American (PA), Eastern States Exposition (MA), The North American (KY), The Fort Worth Stock Show (TX) and World Dairy Expo (WI).


Pre-Convention Farm Tours Pre-Convention Farm Tours, sponsored by STgenetics, will be held on Monday, June 24 during the 2019 National Holstein Convention. Attendees will see a variety of different farming styles and get to talk cows with some of Wisconsin’s finest Registered Holstein breeders. Lunch will be served at Budjon Farms.

Jenlar Holsteins Balancing show-winning type and high milk production is no easy task, but Larry and Jennifer Meyer are doing just that: breeding cows that thrive in their automated milking system, yet exhibit the necessary style to compete in the ring. Jenlar Holsteins, located near Chilton, Wis., is home to 140 cows, 80 percent of which are Holsteins and the remaining 20 percent are Brown Swiss. Larry’s parents, Andy and Joan Meyer, originally bought the farm and began dairying in 1970. Over the years, they grew and developed a 60-cow Holstein herd. As a young man, Larry took a keen interest in the cattle, especially genetics, and has done all the mating for the herd since 1994. Jennifer shares a love for cows as well as a nod to her roots on a southern Wisconsin dairy farm. She grew up showing both Holsteins and Brown Swiss while also taking an active role in promoting the industry. In 1998, Jennifer served as Wisconsin’s 51st Alice in Dairyland, which is a one-year position as the state’s agriculture ambassador. Together, Larry and Jennifer began growing their own herd within his parents’ facility starting with a few animals from Jennifer’s home farm and investments in some high-end embryos and live cattle. In the meantime, the couple worked off-farm jobs, with Larry in animal health sales and Jennifer as a dairy cattle nutritionist. Following a barn fire in 2006, the Meyers built a 140-stall sandbedded, four-row freestall barn, while continuing to milk in the tie stall barn. As labor concerns loomed, they began exploring the idea of automated milking. In March of 2017 they expanded the barn, added a new milk house and office, and started up two Lely robots. The unique layout includes a special needs pen for each robot. One has a bedded pack for cows that require special attention, and the other pen with freestalls is home to the Jenlar show cows. These cows

Brianna, Austin, Larry, Jennifer and Abby Meyer. 20 - NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION

are milked in the robots, just like the rest of the herd, but the separate pen provides individualized feeding and care as needed. Last year, Larry and Jennifer purchased the dairy buildings, some land and the remaining half of the dairy herd from his parents. Andy and Joan still live on the dairy and continue to be an active part of the farm team. The Meyers take great pride in breeding and developing their herd through strategic sire selection. Larry’s goals early on focused on improving the overall type of the herd, building upon a solid foundation of cows with sound conformation and production traits. From there, he has honed in on longevity along with health and fertility traits, like daughter pregnancy rate (DPR) and productive life (PL), in addition to emphasizing characteristics critical for automated milking success including milking speed, teat placement, and temperament. Larry puts his trust in a mix of proven and genomic bulls to achieve his objective of breeding a more balanced, complete cow, with the goal of not being first, but hopefully being right in his selections. Not only have these efforts resulted in cows that perform exceptionally well at Jenlar, but they’ve also opened up an opportunity to merchandise robot-ready cows to other dairies. The Meyers cite genetics, combined with cow comfort, highquality forages and astute management, as the recipe for success. The goal is to maximize pounds of milk per robot at 6,500 pounds per day, or an average of 100 pounds of milk per cow, and have 65 cows per robot. On top of that, they strive for the highest milk quality and components possible. The rolling herd average for Jenlar’s Holsteins is 29,142 pounds of milk with an impressive 4.0 percent fat (1,145 pounds) and 3.2 percent protein (926 pounds), while the Brown Swiss hold their own with 26,559 pounds of milk, 4.5 percent fat (1,181 pounds) and 3.4 percent protein (911 pounds). In fact, they have been recognized as the highest-producing Swiss herd under 50 cows in Wisconsin for the last five years. While the majority of the cows are bred to maximize robot efficiency, a few select families are mated with show ring competition in mind. One of the Meyers’ most predominant Holstein cow families is that of Jerian Encore Majestic EX-91. Purchased as a three-year-old in see PRE-CONVENTION, continued on page 21

Registered Holsteins at Jenlar Holsteins are milked in a Lely robot.

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2005, Majestic has transmitted generation after generation of strong type traits. Most recently, one of her progeny, Jenlar Solomon Mara, topped her class at the 2018 International Junior Holstein Show, and went on to be named the 2018 Unanimous Junior All-American Spring Heifer Calf. Outside of the black and white breed, Jenlar is a well-known name in the Brown Swiss show circle. Among the most notable, TopAcres Garbro S Wish-ET EX-93, who was purchased as an embryo in 2010, went on to be a two-time All-American herself and produced several nominated offspring. Her daughter, Jenlar Carter Waltz-ETV, was the Reserve Grand Champion of the World Dairy Expo junior show in 2018. In just the last four years, the Meyers have earned 17 All-American nominations for their Brown Swiss, with all but one animal carrying the Jenlar prefix. This includes three All-Americans, one Reserve All-American, as well as three Honorable Mentions. Between the two breeds, the Meyers have had a class winner at World Dairy Expo consecutively for the past four years. Showing dairy cattle is a hobby both Larry and Jennifer enjoyed as kids; today, they’ve passed that passion onto their own children, and it’s become a favorite family pastime. Brianna (14), Austin (12), and Abby (10) each look forward to taking out their homegrown project calves each year, exhibiting in shows at the county level on up to World Dairy Expo. Their hard work with their animals pays off in the ring. In fact, Brianna was the top junior showman at World Dairy Expo in 2017. Larry and Jennifer feel this type of competition is a rewarding opportunity for their children to learn life lessons, along with making valuable connections and lifelong friendships through the dairy industry. Beyond showing, the three siblings also flourish in Junior Holstein Association programs, racking up a list of top honors in dairy quiz bowl, dairy jeopardy, and speaking contests. Brianna and Austin are both on the winning Wisconsin junior dairy bowl team in 2019, and will represent the state at the 2019 national convention, while Abby will compete in the junior division speaking contest following her first place finish in the state competition. Brianna is also a Young Distinguished Junior Member finalist this year and a past winner of the junior and intermediate division national speaking contests. At the local level, Larry and Jennifer are both active leaders in Holstein and dairy youth activities. Larry is the current vice president of the Calumet County Holstein Association, and Jennifer chaperons the county’s dairy exhibitors at the Wisconsin State Fair. Larry also helped launch the Calumet County Holstein Futurity, of which he serves as chairman, and they are both co-chairs of the National Holstein Convention family night. Between running the dairy, serving their community and keeping up with kids’ activities, Larry continues to work full-time as a territory manager for MWI Animal Health, and Jennifer is an independent nutritionist and co-owner of Badgerland Nutrition. In just a little over 15 years, the Jenlar herd has garnered honors others spend a lifetime striving to achieve, but beyond the purple banners and production awards, Larry and Jennifer Meyer say they are most proud of the children they are raising and the passion they are instilling in the next generation to love cattle and dairy farming as a way of life.

Kurt and Sarah Loehr with daughters, Ainsley and Adella.

years ago, Forest Ridge was just breaking into the registered industry. Kurt and Sarah Loehr are fifth-generation farmers, the second generation at the farm’s current location, milking 80 registered Holsteins and Red and White Holsteins. While Sarah grew up with registered cattle, Forest Ridge was a commercial herd during Kurt’s younger years. Kurt was exposed to the registered side of the business while attending Lakeshore Technical College for dairy herd management. After returning to the home farm in 2001, Kurt and Sarah gradually took over management decisions and built up the registered herd. They purchased the farm in 2011 and have since bred or developed more than 70 Excellent cows. Kurt bought his first registered animal in 2003 – Stelbro Michelle Rubens-Red-ET EX-93 3E. He may call it luck, but his instincts proved to be right. Michelle went on to be one of the most influential cows in their herd. In 2004, she was named Reserve Grand Champion at the Midwest Spring Show, was nominated All-American and was one of the farm’s first animals exhibited at World Dairy Expo. Nearly 45 percent of Forest Ridge’s herd traces back to Michelle. She has 12 daughters, 27 granddaughters, 31 great-granddaughters, and 28 great-greatgranddaughters. Michelle was just the start. Forest Ridge exhibits their homebred cattle at local, state and national shows every year. Their accolades have quickly amassed in a short amount of time. Forest Ridge has exhibited four Wisconsin State Show winners and five national show winners, and have bred several All-American and Junior All-American nominations. Their most memorable showring moment was winning the five-year-old class Bred and Owned award at World Dairy Expo in 2009 with Forest-Ridge Minnie-Red EX 94 – a Jordan daughter out of Michelle. Seeing their homebred animals succeed in the showring is a high honor for the Loehrs. see PRE-CONVENTION, continued on page 22

Forest Ridge Holsteins Forest Ridge Holsteins in Eden, Wis., is a staple in the Wisconsin registered Holstein community, known for quality animals and even better people behind them. It’s hard to imagine that only 16 short

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Forest Ridge animals also put in the work in the milking parlor. The herd has an RHA of more than 26,000 pounds of milk with see nearly 1,000 pounds of fat and a somatic cell count of less than 60,000. Their BAA is 111.2, ranking among the best BAA herds in the nation for their herd size. Kurt and Sarah’s hard work has paid off in recognition among their peers. They were awarded the Wisconsin Distinguished Younger Holstein Breeder Award this past year. “It’s a very rewarding feeling knowing you put in all of that effort day-to-day and it doesn’t go unnoticed,” said Sarah. While the accolades are certainly impressive, Kurt and Sarah hope their farm and their legacy stand for more than just awards. “We hope people see the desire we have for the industry and the passion we have for quality cows,” said Kurt. “Joining the industry later in life, I didn’t know what I was getting into. Everyone was very welcoming and made me feel a part of things right away.” Kurt and Sarah both hope to give back to the industry and help the next generation develop their passion for Registered Holsteins. Kurt has served on the Fond du Lac County Holstein Association board of directors, including president for five years. He was recently elected to the Wisconsin Holstein Association board of directors. Sarah is currently serving as president of the Fond du Lac County Holstein Association board and is a former Wisconsin Outstanding Holstein Girl and National Distinguished Junior Member semi-finalist. They both have a passion for mentoring junior members and are past Junior Holstein advisors. They host junior showing clinics on their farm and are involved in the Wisconsin Junior State Fair, planning and coordinating the Fond du Lac County group trip to the show, serving as chaperones and helping haul cattle. They also lease homebred animals to junior members each year to help kids get started in the industry. Industry partnerships have also been a cornerstone of Forest Ridge’s success. In 2010, the Loehrs partnered with Lynn and Sara Harbaugh to create the Bella-Ridge prefix focusing on developing high-quality show animals. The Loehrs house the cows and young calves while the Harbaughs house the show heifers. The first heifer in the partnership, Rosedale Go For Gin 2E-93, had a long-lasting impact on Kurt and Sarah’s herd. Gin currently has 17 milking offspring with another 25 waiting in the wings. Her highest scored daughters include Bella-View Shot of Gin 2E-92, Bella-Ridge Go For It 2E-94 and granddaughter Bella-Ridge Gins Beauty 2E-93. Another descendant of Go For Gin, Bella-Ridge Beauty Queen, was nominated All-American Spring Yearling in 2018. Kurt and Sarah Loehr have certainly made their mark on the registered Holstein industry in a short amount of time. What will they accomplish in the next 16 years? The sky’s the limit.

Budjon Farms When you think of Budjon Farms, you think of purple banners, World Dairy Expo winners, and some of the best cows in the country. But this grassroots business got its start much like everyone else – with hard work, dedication, and a passion for showing, farming, and the dairy industry. John and Mary Cull moved to the farm’s current location in

In addition to their own herd, the Culls run a successful boarding business that has helped develop a number of show winners and All-Americans.

Lomira, Wis. in 1998. Their son, Tom, and his wife, Kelli, entered into a partnership with John and Mary for both the facilities and the cattle in 2003. One of the first things you notice when visiting Budjon Farms is the immaculate facilities and the picturesque landscape. The Culls completed an overall farm face lift in 2014, including a new office building, maternity pens, milkhouse and hospitality and employee areas. Their calf facilities were also updated in 2015 to include 145 individual hutches and 50 super hutches. Tom and Kelli believe strongly in cow families and sire stacks, both equally important in a pedigree. When making mating decisions or purchasing animals, the Culls look for animals that are bred uniquely to enhance the marketability of their offspring. That philosophy has paid off remarkably. Tom purchased Krull Broker Elegance EX-96 as a three-year-old in partnership with his father and Joel Kietzman. She went on to be one for the most well-known animals in the industry, wracking up show winnings, and topping sales with her offspring. One of the Cull family’s most memorable moments was being named Premier Breeder six times with only offspring from Elegance. She had an amazing impact not only on the Budjon herd but the overall Holstein breed as well. Another memorable moment for the farm was being named Grand Champion of the Holstein show at World Dairy Expo in 2005 with Budjon Redmarker Desire. Winning this honor with a homebred animal was the icing on the cake for the Culls. Of course, you can’t talk about notable cow families without mentioning Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn-ET. Blexy was named Supreme Champion of World Dairy Expo in 2017. Other animals with strong influences on their herd were Budjon Stardust Anisa, Lottos Atwood Lizette, Blondin Goldwyn Subliminal and Unique Dempsey Cheers. All these animals were developed from great cow families and made balanced and marketable daughters. Show winnings are almost second nature to Budjon Farms. They have exhibited four National Show Supreme Champions, four World Dairy Expo Grand Champions, four Royal Winter Fair Grand Champions, three Louisville National Champions and have had more than 180 AllAmerican Nominations and more than 80 All-Canadian Nominations

Tom and Kelli Cull with Schulte Bros Tequila Shot and Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn.


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for Holsteins, Jerseys and Red and White Holsteins. In addition to the farm’s own animals, the Budjon Boarding business has flourished over the course of a decade. It all started when the Culls had the opportunity to work with Jeff Butler, along with long-time friend and business partner Peter Vail, through the ownership of Winterbay Goldwyn Lotto. Lotto was named Grand Champion of the Royal Winter Fair in 2010. This partnership evolved into the opportunity to board about a dozen animals for Jeff Butler while he built his new facility. Another partnership that helped start the Budjon Boarding business was Gen-Com Holsteins. The Culls helped bring home several purple ribbons and banners for the Gen-Com show string to help launch the successful boarding business they have today. The business officially started in 2010 and has since grown to include approximately 100 animals for more than 25 boarding clients. Tom and Kelli are very hands-on with the day-to-day management and care of their animals. They work alongside their eight full-time staff members, summer interns and part-time calf feeder every day. They strive to give every animal special care but also focus on efficiency in daily management. When not on the farm, Tom and Kelli give back to the Wisconsin Holstein Association. Tom is a member of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Executive Show Committee, and Kelli served on the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors for six years. Truly a “legendairy” farm in every aspect, Budjon Farms has left a lasting imprint on the Wisconsin and national dairy industries.

Rosendale Dairy Driven by its credo, “Sustainability Starts Here,” the farm has been recognized by both the dairy industry and the Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Awards as one of the most environmentally sound operations in the state. Rosendale Dairy stems from the vision of three multi-generational family farmers — Jim Ostrom, John Vosters, and Todd Willer — who became partners and formed MilkSource in 1994. Starting with just one farm in northeast Wisconsin, MilkSource now includes multiple farms and facilities in five different states, including a calf and heifer facility. Built from the ground up, Rosendale Dairy launched in 2008 and expanded to its current state in 2010. The farm bolsters its home community by generating an economic impact of $36 million locally each year. Set on 100 acres, the facility currently houses nearly 9,000 cows

The 9,000 cows are milked in a unique set-up of two side-by-side 80-stall rotary parlors.

in two quarter-mile long barns that feature cross ventilation systems. Each barn has free stalls with 320 cows per pen. Cows are bedded with recycled sand, which is replenished twice weekly and alleys are cleaned three times each day while the cows are being milked. One of the most interesting and impressive parts of Rosendale Dairy is the milking parlor. It contains a pair of side-by-side 80-stall rotary parlors that can be seen from a birds-eye-view from an observation room. With cows being milked three times each day, the parlor runs with only two major breaks each day for cleaning. Rosendale Dairy’s cows produce on average 86 pounds of milk each day with a fat content of 3.8 percent and a protein content of 3.1 percent. During 2018, more than 252 million pounds of milk were produced at the dairy with about 14 milk trucks leaving the dairy each day. Rosendale Dairy has an extensive nutrient management plan that is 4,000 pages long and includes more than 34,000 acres. A stateof-the-art manure separation system recycles 90 percent of the sand bedding while separating nutrient liquids and solids. Manure liquids are sent to a bio-digester that produces compressed natural gas used by drivers across the country. High-quality fertilizer is created from this process that is given away to locals surrounding the dairy during our annual community compost day. In addition, an almost 10-mile long underground pipeline system allows the safe, expedient transportation of nutrients to neighboring fields while simultaneously removing tens of thousands of truck rolls from local roads annually. Also, about 25 to 35 calves are born at the facility each day. Calves are transported to CalfSource in Greenleaf, Wis., where they are raised to six months of age. Every Monday, heifers of age are delivered in two to three loads from Calf Source to HeiferSource in Liberal, Kan. Heifers are then bred at 12 to 15 months old to sexed semen and transported back to the dairy from which they were born to begin their milking careers.

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Ryan-Vu GChip Claudette EX-94 3-07 365 38,845 4.0 1577 3.1 1197 5x Junior All-American nominee

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Selling is Claudette’s summer yearling sister by Diamondback - Ryan-Vu Dback Charity-ET. Charity has 4 EX maternal sisters and a VG-88 Sid 2-year-old sister.

Selling her Crush December calf - K&C-View Crush Aveda-ET.

We are sending two of our best to the National Holstein Convention Sale in Appleton. They hail from some of the cow families that have made our herd Legendary and we hope they will do the same for you!

Mark & Mary Ryan & Family Chad & Amy Ryan & Family N3934 Hwy 175, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Farm: 920-923-3528 Chad: 920-960-1449 BAA: 111.5% RHA: 26,471 3.7 944 3.0 793

We are honored to be hosting a National Holstein Pre-Convention Tour! Please make plans to join us on June 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for our Open Barn!

Watch for our National Convention Sale Consignment: Bella-View GC DramaQueen EX-90! This just fresh Gold Chip, owned with the Harbaughs, is from the heart of the Dixie family; a great pedigree with loads of potential!

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Host Day Farm Tours Some of Wisconsin’s finest farms will be featured during Host Day Farm Tours on Tuesday, June 25 during the 2019 National Holstein Convention. MilkSource Genetics, Synergy Dairy, Siemers Holsteins and Hilrose Dairy, LLC are on the day’s agenda. Lunch, sponsored by Channel Seeds, will be served at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, a new state-of-the-art educational facility devoted to sharing Wisconsin agriculture with the public. Host Day Farm Tours are made possible with a generous sponsorship from STgenetics.

MilkSource Genetics This family-owned show herd began in 2007 and continues striving to become one of the premier herds in the world. The Ostrom and Vosters families are honored to currently have 24 cows in the herd classified as Excellent with two at EX-95, five at EX-96, and three at EX-97. While many of their cows have been acquired over the years, more than half of the cows and majority of heifers were bred by the MilkSource Genetics team. The herd consists of about 60 cows and 160 youngstock across three different show breeds, including Jerseys, Holsteins, and Red & Whites. Since 2012, the farm has had more than 70 All-American nominations with more than 30 All-American and 15 Reserve All-American titles across three different breeds. The main barn has 30 tiestalls and 18 large box stalls that contain their most-prized occupants. Each cow also has access to pasture so they can seasonally graze or roam if they wish. Milking takes place in the stall that the cow resides and adjacent from the box stalls is a full-service wash rack that is lined with mats to prevent falls and slips. In addition, the facility features an award room containing many ribbons, banners, trophies, and pictures from their 12 years of competition. As with all Milk Source facilities, animal care is always the top priority. To keep the cows cool and comfortable in the warm summer months, 24 fans maintain a constant wind speed of 7 miles per hour. On the flip side, in-floor heating is used during the harsh Wisconsin winters to keep the barn and scrape alleys at a moderate temperature. To keep the show cows in good health and condition, they receive a specially formed diet that contains grain, dry hay, and baleage. As for the cows that are not being shown, they receive a total mixed ration

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twice per day. Additionally, the barn is scraped twice daily and cows and heifers on the show track are washed every day. The day-to-day team consists of six full-time employees, including a night watcher and 3 part-time employees that assist with calf feeding. Eddie and Mandi Bue joined the MilkSource Genetics team about two years ago and serve as herd manager and youngstock manager, respectively. Eddie, Mandi, and the rest of the team bring extensive and successful show cattle experience to the table, making them a huge contributor to MilkSource Genetics’ success. The breeding program for the herd is extensive and includes active in-vitro fertilization (IVF) programs and flushing. On average, 10 cows are on an active IVF program at one time and heifers are conventionally flushed. Bulls that are commonly being used on their Holsteins include Dempsey, Diamondback, Doorman, Goldwyn, Crush, Solomon, Unix, Impression, and Avalanche. The team is grateful to care for, own, and house three amazing EX-97 cows: Musqie Iatola Martha, a Jersey co-owned with Guatemala-based Finco Valparaiso; Weeks Dundee Anika, a Holstein; and Blondin Redman Seisme, a Red & White Holstein. “It was like lightning striking the same spot three times,” John Vosters once observed. “There simply aren’t words to describe it.” Like each of the EX-97 cows, Seisme’s accomplishments stretch way back. Prior to receiving the prestigious classification, she was a 3-time consecutive Grand Champion at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and 2-time consecutive Grand Champion at the International Red and White Show. Additionally, after 10 years of goal setting, hard work and dedication, the MilkSource Genetics team was honored to win Grand Champion honors with three different show breeds at the World Dairy Expo in 2015: Lovhill Goldwyn Katrysha in Holsteins; Strans-Jen-D TequilaRed-ET in Red & Whites; and Musqie Iatola Martha in Jerseys. Katrysha and Martha would go on to be named Supreme and Reserve Supreme Champions, respectively, easily making those wins rank as some of the best moments in the farm’s history. While the MilkSource Genetics team is honored and humbled to own cows with incredible show records, the future of the herd is what excites them the most. Antia Absolute Joline, the newest see HOST DAY, continued on page 31

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addition to the herd, has the potential to reach new heights this year. She is shaping up well for another winning show season after a 2018 run that included being named Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion at the International Red and White Show and Grand Champion finish at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. In addition to Joline, the team is excited to see more heifers with the Milksource prefix take the spotlight after having Milksource Gentry Marriott and Milksource Taelyn-ET win Supreme and Reserve Supreme Heifers, respectively, at the 2018 World Dairy Expo. The entire MilkSource Genetics’ team is proud to welcome the National Holstein Association.

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the following year added room for 300 cows with a tunnel-ventilated freestall barn with transition cow facilities. This barn includes a group calving pack, as well as two post-fresh pens: one for first-calf heifers and the other for second lactation and older cows. Within these pens, the deep-bedded sand stalls are sized appropriately, at 48 inches for young cows and 50 inches for older cows. Excellent nutrition from day one sets Synergy Dairy’s cattle up for a lifetime of success. Heather and her calf-raising team raise calves in hutches and feed pasteurized whole milk three times a day for 60 days, averaging 2 to 2.5 pounds of daily gain. This jump start has heifers ready for breeding as early as 13 months. Once they hit the milking herd, cows receive a high-forage diet, including corn silage and haylage grown on their 500 acres. Jay credits BMR corn, shredlage, and dry corn as critical ingredients in achieving high components. In just 15 years’ time, Synergy Dairy has secured its position as a genetic leader among the Holstein breed. While known for creating chart-topping females and bulls, the breeding program is more than just a numbers game; cow performance speaks for itself. The dairy’s 475 cows racks up a rolling herd average of 31,662 pounds of milk, with an even more impressive slate of solids: 4.4 percent and 1,400 pounds of fat, and 3.3 percent and 1,035 pounds of protein. Combined fat and protein yields 7.1 pounds per cow per day, and coupled with outstanding milk quality, enhances the value of their product in a cheese makers’ market. The double bonus of high production and components is no accident. For years, these traits have been among the core elements of the breeding program, going back to Gary and Linda’s herd decades before. Jay individually mates each animal on the farm with the goal of breeding sound, profitable cows. His disciplined approach has paid off by choosing bulls with positive traits for pounds of combined fat and protein, moderate stature, strength and width, reproductive efficiency, low somatic cell count and sound, strong udders. Two cow families at Synergy Dairy exemplify these ideals. One of those is Glo-Crest Oman Pirate. Going back to the former world milk record holder Muranda Oscar Lucinda, Pirate brought everything to the table: calving ease, components, and good feet and legs. She had three Planet daughters, each successful in their own right. Planet Passion took on the type traits, and soared toward the top of the CTPI list in 2012; her son, AltaParquet, is currently Canada’s number four LPI bull. Meanwhile, Planet Piper was cranking out extreme production, passing that trait down the line to her Tango daughters. One of the Tangos is the dam of Synergy Delta Plymouth, currently the no. 20 GTPI cow of the Holstein breed and the dairy’s topproducing two year old, generating a lot of embryo interest. Another branch of the Piper family is Synergy Uno Pot O Gold. Her daughter, Synergy Rubicon Perfect, was high on the GTPI list and purchased by Progenesis as a calf. Eighteen of Perfect’s sons have entered Semex’s sampling program. Rounding out the trio, Planet Polka was sold and went on to produce several high-genomic daughters for the Russellway herd in Kentucky. Today, the highestnumbered cows and bulls from

“Breeding cows you love to milk” is one of Jay and Heather Jauquet’s mantras at Synergy Dairy LLC, near Pulaski, Wis., and with hand-picked genetics and astute management, they are doing just that. Synergy Dairy came to be when the Jauquets decided to return to the way of life they each knew growing up. Heather and Jay had left their respective family farms Heather and Jay Jauquet with sons, Mason, Evan and Carter. to pursue an education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and then both worked in the A.I. industry for several years before answering the call to get back to their production agriculture roots. In 2004, the right opportunity came up to enter a 50-50 partnership with Heather’s parents, Gary and Linda Olson, and purchase a milking parlor and freestall barn facility with cows in it. The Olsons relocated their tiestall herd to the new site, and the Jauquets brought in a few head of cattle they owned and purchased heifers to reach the barn’s capacity of 178 cows. Together, the two couples focused on the future while never losing sight of their top priority: taking care of cows first. The shared focus paid off, and an emphasis on cow comfort and cow-centered management got the herd up to speed. One of the most impactful changes made to the original freestall barn was converting from mattresses to deep sand bedding. In 2010, 100 stalls were added onto the barn and a manure pit was built. Heifer facilities were also constructed, allowing the dairy to raise all youngstock on site from birth on up. In 2017, Jay and Heather took on full ownership of the dairy, and Synergy Alchemy Loophole-Red EX-93 and Synergy Anahiem Magnolia-ET EX-91

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Synergy Dairy go back to Pirate, and her progeny alone comprises one-third of the herd. The Jauquets’ other prolific cow family descends from Synergy Supersire Strategy, who was out of a Man O Man dam. Not only did her offspring come through as genomically elite, but Jay and Heather quickly fell in love with her daughters in the milking herd. Heather calls them the “invisible cows” – they milk hard, stay conditioned, breed right back and you don’t even know they are there until you see how much milk they are making. About a quarter of the herd goes back to Strategy. Over the years, the Jauquets have utilized IVF and flushing to propagate their elite genetics, propelling the genetic progress of their own herd while also opening up merchandising opportunities for both live cattle and embryos, domestically and internationally. About 90 percent of the semen Jay currently uses are genomic bulls out of proven sires. They genomically test the top quarter of the herd to identify the upper echelon for flushing. A much smaller subset of the genetics niche at Synergy Dairy are a select few cow families bred for functionally correct show type. Jay and Heather’s three sons, Mason (20), Carter (17), and Evan (15), along with Heather’s nieces and nephew, Carmen, Mikayla and Spencer Haack, take pride in exhibiting their homebred black and white and red and white Holsteins - and have had much success in doing so. In 2018, Synergy Jordy Spike-Red, a fall calf, was tapped Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior and Open International Red & White Show. In addition, Synergy Anahiem Magnolia-ET, a black and white cow, earned her own hardware on the colored shavings as a junior two-year-old in 2017 and again as a junior three-year-old last year. Beyond showing cattle, the Jauquets all enjoy taking part in Holstein Association activities and serving as leaders in their dairy community. Heather is in her fourth year on the Wisconsin Holstein Association board of directors, and she also leads the Shawano County Junior Holstein program and coaches dairy quiz bowl. Locally, she spear-headed an all-breeds futurity show at the Shawano County Fair. Jay has been a county board member and shares his keen eye for cattle as a dairy judging coach. The three Jauquet boys excel in quiz bowl and judging activities, and Mason is currently on the state Junior Activities Committee. At Synergy Dairy, there is a strong focus on family whether that includes working with cow families to the team of family members and employees that make it possible to achieve an outstanding herd of genetically elite, high-performing Holsteins. From the farm’s team of eight employees including herdswoman Brittany Rabas, to the three sons, and Gary, who still feeds cows every day, Jay and Heather Jauquet are grateful for the people who are helping them achieve their dreams of making a living breeding, milking, and marketing the kind of cows they love.

Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center As the general public becomes farther removed from their food source, the farming community has worked on ways to engage these consumers on how their food is produced and what happens on the farm. Some farms host tours, some agricultural groups visit schools, and others engage with the public on social media. The new Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center in Newton provides a one-stop shop for all Wisconsin agricultural education. Part of the tours offered on June 25, 2019 during the National Holstein Convention Host Day includes a visit to the center as well as lunch. 32 - NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION

Attendees will enjoy lunch at the new Farm Wisconsin Discover Center during Host Day Tours.

“Our goal is to take visitors beyond the barn and educate how Wisconsin agricultural producers make food, fiber and fuel - safely, humanely, and sustainably” is the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center’s mission statement. The center opened on July 28, 2018 with the goal of educating the public about agriculture by going beyond the barn. The center covers the wide scope of Wisconsin agriculture from alfalfa to zucchini, dairy farming from cow to gallon and other topics such as nutrition, conservation, technology and a birthing barn. The 29,000-square foot building emulates the look of the classic red barn but complete with an outdoor playground. Inside, visitors can walk through interactive stations to learn about all facets of Wisconsin agriculture. In addition to the learning that happens inside, the center runs periodic tours throughout the day of a nearby 2,500-cow dairy, Grotegut Dairy Farm. “It takes you from the basics of Wisconsin crops, to how animals are cared for, all the way to [learning] about the farmers themselves,” says Melissa Bender, Director of Education and Programming. During its ten months of operation, the center has welcomed a wide range of attendees from school groups to grandparents with their grandchildren and international groups. Of the school groups, nearly 5,000 students and adults have had the opportunity to learn about agriculture from the center. Farm Wisconsin offers two ways to tour the facility: ticket admission and membership. To date, over 1,900 people have become members. Angel Johanek, Director of Marketing and Development, says membership grants access to the center for a year, discounts on special event admission, a newsletter and exclusive coupons. Different groups like different parts of the center. Some come for the farm tour or the birthing barn, some come to enjoy the interactive stations and play on the simulated racing combines. see HOST DAY, continued on page 34

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Outside of the educational stations and birthing barn, special events are hosted throughout the year to keep the public engaged. These include the Little Sprout Story Time, Breakfast at the Barn, and monthly Saturday events. Farm Wisconsin is located right off of Interstate 43, making it a prime spot for those traveling from Milwaukee to Green Bay and beyond. Kim Kowieski, director of operations, says the location is easily accessible off the interstate and it is highly visible to those driving. The project was initially started by a group in Manitowoc County who wanted to promote agriculture and this group was heavily involved in choosing the site. In addition to all the educational offerings the center provides, the building also houses a gift shop and café featuring local fare. Near the café is the Farm Wisconsin Conference Center, a space that can accommodate up to 300 people for events such as meetings, trainings, and even weddings.

Siemers Holsteins Well-known for show ring success and rising in fame as one of the nation’s top genomic and performance herds, one family’s legacy has come to define the black and white breed. From humble beginnings with a handful of cows in 1890, to an enterprise now consisting of 2,900 cows and nearly 6,000 acres, Siemers Holsteins Dan Siemers, left and Paul Siemers, right, with Siemers in Newton, Wisconsin is the result of strategic, Gsun Haya Dream-ET. incremental growth with an unwavering focus on being good “cow people.” Here, genetics and management culminate in a 37,500-pound rolling herd average touting 1,440 pounds of fat and 1,100 pounds of protein. The fifth generation is currently at the helm. Dan Siemers serves as general manager, his brother Paul as operations manager, and Dan’s wife Janina as the business manager. Together, these family members built upon the solid Holstein herd developed by their parents and grandparents, constructing a new facility in 1994 that serves as the main site of Siemers Holsteins today. An early adopter of genomic breeding, the Siemers invested in key cow families that proved to be prolific. Among them, Cherry Crest Manoman Roz-ET leads the list. Purchased as a calf from the 2010 World Classic sale, Roz went on to produce a plethora of highscoring daughters and sought-after sons. Several descendants are

over 2900 GTPI, proving their will to milk while also transmitting type. Influential in her own right, another cow, Cookiecutter Mog Hanker-ET, a Mogul out of Man O Man Halo, holds the corner on combining conformation, TPI, and performance. Today, 15 sons from Hanker and her offspring rank among the top bulls for type, udder composite score, and TPI. Currently, roughly one-third of the breeding program consists of sons from these matriarchs, along with many of the cows in the milking string. The fruits of these cow families not only fill the barns at Siemers Holsteins, but they are also making a lasting impact in many other herds worldwide. The Siemers family takes great pride in sharing the heart of their herd with other dairymen and instill buyers’ confidence in their cattle with a strong backing of pedigrees, production records, and classification scores. The farm annually markets hundreds of cows to other herds, while putting 50 bulls a year into various studs. In addition, they regularly sell embryos and offer a few elite animals from time to time. The home farm, located a few miles down the road from the main dairy, serves as the center for the genetic program. Here, the former 200-cow slatted floor freestall barn has been remodeled with deep sand-bedded pack pens. It houses 30 to 40 cows identified as having the greatest potential for enhanced value. The majority of these are high-numbers females on flush programs and fulfilling embryo contracts, with a select few there for show ring promise. The ability to perform embryo transfer and in vitro fertilization on site has opened doors for Siemers Holsteins to be a satellite site for TransOva Genetics, as well as a partner herd for Select Sires and Semex. Also at this location, greenhouse barns house bulls awaiting stud, and breeding-age heifers are implanted with eggs harvested from the herd’s top females. While genetics set the foundation for production and performance at Siemers Holsteins, meticulous management makes that potential come to life. From calves on up, each animal is given the best opportunity to thrive. Calves are fed pasteurized whole milk with a balancer four times a day. At four months old, the top ones are sorted out using genomic test results. The very best go on to be flushed, and the next top 5 percent are bred to sexed semen. All other heifers serve as recipients and are collared with activity monitors to optimize implantation. The majority of heifers are raised onsite, allowing an opportunity to utilize feed refusals from the lactating herd. All heifers freshen at the main dairy. A few elite two-year-olds may be moved back to the home farm after calving, but the majority join a first-lactation group in the freestall barn where they stay among other two-year-olds until dryoff. Separating cows by age and stage of lactation allows the Seimers to dial in specific nutrition for each group’s needs and accommodate stall sizes best fit for their largeframed Holsteins. The bunks are constantly full in the 6-row, naturally ventilated barns with long-day lighting, and cows find comfort on a deep, dry bed of reclaimed sand. This environment promotes highsee HOST DAY, continued on page 35

The Siemers family is known in the showring and in the world of genomics. The dairy puts 50 bulls into stud per year in addition to selling embryos from elite animals. 34 - NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION

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producing, long-lasting cows. It’s the Siemers’ philosophy that older cows maximize profit per stall, so high value is placed on lifetime milk production as a measure of both genetic and management achievement. In fact, last year, a dozen cows on the dairy completed lifetime milk records with over 300,000 pounds. They strive for components too, with the herd goal of averaging 7 pounds combined fat and protein per cow, per day. Registered Holsteins remains a priority for the Siemers family as a tool for making decisions on mating and marketing with access to pedigrees, classification scores and production information. It also allows them to see how their cows stack up to others. In 2018, not only did the Siemers prefix dominate the National Elite Performer list published by Holstein USA, but the dairy also topped the list for the most Gold Medal Dams, Dams of Merit and Gold Medal Sires. In addition, they were recognized as a Herd of Excellence and qualified for the Progressive Genetic Herd award for the 27th time, with an average CTPI of 2177. On top of that honor, their most recent classification resulted in 65 new Excellent cows and 95 new Very Good two-year-olds. For many years, Siemers Holsteins has been synonymous with show ring success, taking home trophies and banners at county, district, national and international shows, as well as All-American honors. Among some of the most celebrated favorites from the last decade are Siemers Dundee Hilda 8669-ET EX-95, Grand Champion of the International Junior Holstein Show in 2011 and 2015 Cow of the Year, and two “Stars of the Breed”:Eskdale Dundee Marcia Mona and Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS. A 94-point cow, Siemers Goldwyn Galaxy, and 92-point Maple Wood Kingboy Lacey are also making their mark. The same can be said in the Red and White ring, with cows like Siemers Destry Joy-Red-ET and more recently, Siemers Awesome Great-Red-ET, the 2018 Unanimous All-American Red and White senior 2-year old. These days, the Siemers channel their efforts for the colored shavings, with World Dairy Expo as their main show for the year. Though the Siemers family invests great time and energy into developing cow families, they are perhaps most excited for the next generation of their own family. Between Dan and Paul’s families, there are five up-and-coming Siemers cousins, ranging in age from teenagers to young adults, who have been involved with showing cattle and other Holstein Association activities. It’s the farm’s policy for any family member interested in returning to the dairy to have work experience somewhere else before returning home, and also the goal to provide an opportunity for those who want it. The Siemers recognize that creating a sustainable dairy business for the future includes astute environmental care and community involvement. Their efforts earned them the Outstanding Dairy Sustainability Award from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy in 2016. Several family members also serve as leaders locally and beyond. Paul coaches dairy judging, and Janina coaches dairy quiz bowl. Janina is also the recipient of the 2019 Dairy Woman of the Year recognition award from World Dairy Expo. Dan was also elected to the Land O’Lakes board of directors this year. As a form of outreach, the farm also hosts tours regularly to educate the public on modern dairying. With a deep history and bright promise for the future, Siemers Holsteins is positioned to continue building on nearly 130 years of legacy for their family, their farm and their impact on the Holstein breed.

Hilrose Dairy LLC

Hilrose Dairy, LLC was honored at World Dairy Expo with the 2018 Wisconsin Cow of the Year, Hilrose Advent Anna-Red, EX-94. R&W Queen Hannah Nelson, Alice in Dairyland Kaitlyn Riley, DATCP Secretary Sheila Harsdorf, Joe Brantmeier, Mandy Sell (back), Chris Brantmeier, Ashley Brantmeier, Bonnie & Jeff Brantmeier with their sons.

Since 1921, the Brantmeier family has been dedicated to perfecting the art of farming. Originally owned by John and Clara Brantmeier, the farm has changed greatly since its inception almost a century ago. In 2012, the third and fourth generation of the Brantmeiers including Joe and Chris Brantmeier and their sons, Andy and Jeff, and daughter-in-laws, Ashley and Bonnie, formed Hilrose Dairy LLC. The “Hilrose” prefix was born from a combination of the names, Hilard and Rosemary, which were the second generation to run the farm and registered the farm’s first cow. Before returning to the farm, Jeff earned a dairy science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006 and went on to marry Bonnie, a communications specialist at Milk Products. They have three sons named Blake, Bentley, and Brodie. Andy graduated from the University of Madison-Wisconsin Farm and Industry Short Course in 2002. Andy’s wife, Ashley, works as an accounting specialist for MilkSource LLC and they have one daughter named Kylie. With the 2011 Distinguished Holstein Breeder Award and 31 consecutive Progressive Breeders’ Registry awards in hand, they milk about 100 registered Holsteins and have a BAA of 111.1. The farm has had a rolling herd average over 30,000 pounds of milk for more than 15 years, currently topping off the tank with about 31,000 pounds of milk, 1,200 pounds of fat and 1,000 pounds of protein. In addition to owning two 400,000-pound lifetime cows and many 300,000-pound cows, an astounding 212 Excellent and 621 Very Good cows have called Hilrose Dairy their home. The family has focused on breeding well-made, high-type cows that are functional for all operations, and it is this philosophy that has created their phenomenal herd. They conventionally flush 6 to 8 cows and IVF 2 or 3 cows each year and use bulls such as Tatoo, Unix, Artist, Jordy, Warrior, Dempsey, and Unstopabull to continually progress their herd. While the herd has many stand-outs, Hilrose Advent Anna-Red EX-94, Hilrose Atwood Portrait and Hilrose Atwood Phyllis are just two of the family’s favorites. At nine years old, Anna has quite the record of accomplishments, including four All-American nominations and the 2018 Wisconsin Cow of the Year award. Above all these achievements, the Brantmeiers are most proud of this exceptional cow’s ability to produce productive, profitable, and wellmade offspring. One of her daughters was scored Very Good-89 as a see HOST DAY, continued on page 36


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two-year-old, and another was the high seller at the Quest For Success sale earlier this year.

Phyllis and her full sister, Portrait, are the dynamic duo that make their owners excited for the future. They both classified Excellent-91 in their second lactation and are potential fourth generation Excellent-93 homebred cows. Additionally, Portrait has been in the top ten in the breed for PTAT multiple times at 3.80. In addition to their dedication to breeding outstanding cows, they have concentrated on enhancing their bottom line. They sell an average of 60 to 70 fresh 2-year-old cows annually and grow corn, soybeans, and wheat for cash crops. The Brantmeier family is very passionate about being great stewards of the land they own and rent. Longtime employee, Tim Bornemann, is responsible for their fieldwork and grows cash crops and forages used to feed the cows on 1,100 acres of land. They can produce enough feed for their cows, and minerals and protein supplements are the only purchased feeds that go into their herd’s ration. With a passion for breeding the best and a strong desire to take care of their land, the Brantmeier family will continue to be leaders of the dairy industry for years to come.

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5-01 349 33,810 4.4 1478 2.9 975 Her EX, 34,910 Goldwyn dam hails from the world renowned contract cow, Eroy VG-87 GMD DOM. This family has also produced national show winners & All-Americans! Evade’s Unix spring calf combines the best of both worlds! Nova Holsteins

Milksource Adv Lilac-Red-ET EX-94

Rob-Cri Strmtic Manitoba-ET EX-94 2E

Blondin Lauthority Libye-ET *RC EX-92

Merkline Doorman Pallas-ET EX-91 EX-MS

KHW Regment Apple B-Red-ETN EX-90

Ms Delicious Apple-Red-ET EX-94 2E

Res. Grand Champion Int’l R&W Jr. Show 2014 6-00 365 36,950 3.8 1404 3.0 1115 5th gen. EX Limited EX-94 2E, who has offspring in Wisconsin Holstein Futurity Winner 2011 the winner’s circle year after year. This year it can be A familiar face in the winner’s circle! Let the Crush spring yrlg selling from her EX, 31,960 Golden you with Lilac’s Red Diamondback spring calf! Glenn Ubbelohde Justin & Kayla Langer & Tom Bresser Dreams take you there!

Nova-TMJ Bradnick Evade EX-93 2E

Int. Champion Quecbec Spring Show 2014 Next dam AA, AC, Talent Licorice EX-95! Libye’s Mccutchen Sr. 2 is poised to be the next member of this famliy escorted to the winner’s circle! Don’t you want to be the one on the halter? Todd Searles

3-03 3x 350 32,350 4.1 1326 3.4 1093 A special combination of high components, different sire stack & numbers to build upon make her +3.43T Artist spring calf a unique opportunity. You’ll score a touchdown with this purchase! Kellercrest Holsteins

Ms Glamours Destini-Red-ET EX-93 2E

Ms Apples Annesa-ET EX-92 2E

3-09 341 31,990 5.1 1621 3.9 1253 Apple B is certainly establishing herself as a great transmitter with a dtr nominated AA in 2018 and another just named Res. Junior Champion at the NE Spring Nat’l R&W Show! Her 3/19 Undenied may be the best one yet!! Kamps Rx Genetics

7-02 365 46,510 4.0 1844 3.1 1424 2-time Res. AA and 8th gen. EX from the EX-96 4E Apple! Two standout offerings from Delicious: her Red Unstopabull winter calf and her Doorman spring calf who’s a full sister to Diamondback! Erbsen & Sherona-Hill | Greenman & Sherona-Hill

6-04 305 23,130 4.5 1032 3.3 769 Another All-American nominee from the Apples, Destini’s R&W Redneck spring calf is bred to be a winner! Straight from the matriarch, Apple, comes a sweet Red Unstopabull spring calf too! Ourway | Apple Partners

4-07 3x 349 42,640 4.5 1934 3.4 1450 This Nat’l Elite Performer is an 8th gen. EX Goldwyn following in Apple’s brood cow footsteps! Annesa’s 3 yr old Doorman Milner sells with a welded on udder! Off to the races after making 21,690 5.0 1095 3.5p at 2y! Ripps Dairy Valley

Mayerlane Squeeze Play-ET EX-90 EX-MS

CKO Mogul Aurora-ET EX-90 EX-MS

Sonnek Damion Charlie-ET EX-94 3E

Greenlea-TM Atwood Bea-ET *RC EX-92 2E

3-02 3x 330 29,480 4.3 1261 3.5 1018 The Crush summer yrlg from this 6th gen. EX has show ring appeal along with great breeding power! This cow family produced breed leader, O-Man! Expect total performance here! Mayerlane

3-10 331 30,980 4.4 1349 3.1 967 An 8th gen. EX from a cow family that has been heavily contracted but also produced state and national show winners! The breeding shows in Aurora’s Crush winter calf selling! Ryan & Luedtke


6-00 365 31,230 4.2 1315 3.3 1043 Charlie is the dam of Corvette & Goldust and her VG-87 DOM Shottle dam has multiple sons in A.I. Charlie’s Doorman dtr selling due to Beemer looks awesome underneath! Jeremy Schafer

3-03 365 29,915 4.2 1296 3.0 913 This former PTAT chart topper hails from the EX-97 5E Fond Matt Matilda family! Bea’s EX-91 Windbrook completes 10 gens. EX & has a flashy Dec ‘18 Jordy dtr selling! Kamphius Farms

Breed Leading Genet etics ics

L-Maples Dfnt Cassey-Red-ET

The Jr. 2 Defiant sister to 4x Unanimous AA R&W and Royal Winter Fair R&W Grand Champion, Calli EX-94! Their EX-91 3E Advent dam a purple ribbon winner as well! This young cow can take you to the head of the class & she’ll be another high scoring cow in this family. Your opportunity awaits June 26th! Tom Lyon Jr.

Wargo-Acres M Montana VG-88 EX-MS

Unlimited Market eting ing Potential

Oeh-My Sid Callista VG-85

2-01 365 24,690 3.5 854 3.2 792 2-02 3x 320 31,270 3.7 1169 3.3 1029 You’ll be uttering oh my when you see this stunning Montana is destined to become a 4th gen. 40,000 lb. Sr. 3 Yr Old! The classifier is certain to appreciate her cow and already has embryos exported! This family as well. Watch for updates! An allstar pedigree with makes up the starting line at Wargo! She could be a 13 EX & VG dams, several All-Americans and a breed cash machine for you! Bid last June 26th! matron, Plain View Inga, EX-95. Callista sells! Wargo Acres Robert Cramer, Jr.

Bella-View GC Dramaqueen-ET EX-90 EX-MS

3-06 319 24,810 4.1 1013 3.1 765 This impressive Gold Chip will make a great addition to any herd! She’s the foundation kind! A trademark of this family! 92-91-94 & 94 pt. dams with the first 3 over 40,000M & big lifetime totals! Harbaugh & Loehrs

FIRST HALF Genomic Sale

Shiloh-USA Flagshp Calia-ET GP-82 VG-MS GTPI +2695

By Flagship from a VG 29,538 4.4 1288 3.4p Kingboy followed by a VG-89 EX-MS Mogul and VG Gabor both over 31,000M. Calia’s +2854G flush age Tarri- Coyne-Farms Fbook Jaela-ET no sells! She offers extreme DPR at +3.4 along with VG-85 +5.8PL and +957NM. Siemers Holsteins 2-00 3x 305 26,800 4.0 1073 3.3 894 From the cow family that produced Huey comes a +2912G Crimson who’s +1085NM +1122CM$ +1221 DWP$ +8.5 PL and A2A2. She’s #29 in breed for NM$ T-Spruce

Ri-Val-Re Super Nadine VG-87 DOM

2-03 365 30,840 3.5 1082 3.5 1064 7th gen. EX or VG. Nadine’s 51,060 Supersire has a VG-87 DOM Yoder who has a +2668G Frazzled. SellLevel-Plain Ach Venom-ET ing is the Frazzled’s Solution who ranks in the top 10 GTPI +2845 +1007NM$ in the breed at +1313DWP$. Larson Acres An early Achiever +1040CM$ and +7.5PL. Venom sells offering a different sire stack with Achiever x Delta x Oak. Intriguing! Keith Netekoven

View-Home Daddy Jersey-ET VG-87

Bryhill Ransom Marquisse-ET GP-83 DOM

2-02 365 27,990 4.6 1278 3.6 995 The #10 NM$ heifer in the breed sells! She’s a Tahiti +2944G +1109NM$ from generations of popular contract cows. Return on investment here will be substantial! Terra Linda Dairy

Melarry Damaris Whilma-ET VG-87 EX-MS

2-03 365 33,200 3.7 1233 3.2 1077 Whilma’s +2677G Frazzled has a Solution selling Dias&Dias Mogul 3027 EX-90 who’s +2866G +2084M +1045NM$. A very mar2-00 3x 365 31,690 3.4 1069 3.0 945 ketable heifer with a brother +2900G and numerMelarry Farms An early +2847G Renegade sells from a +2790G ous other brothers in A.I.! Frazzled x VG-86 Supershot from the EX-DOM, 3027! Jason & Sheri Danhof



+2902G Medley +1194DWP$ +1023N$ +8.4PL +2863G Solution +996NM$ +1944M +6.5PL - the Juror Faiths! #1 NM$ Red & Polled heifer in the World! Simplicity +2675G #1 Red female in the World - +2806G Josuper IVF Session from +2861G Medley with deep pedigree +2797G flush-age early Juicy with unique pedigree +2976M +89F +93P Dynasty ready to flush! Catalog Online at: www.greatnorthernsalesarena.com or www.cowsmo.com Hard copy catalog available at sale or by request only Complete Convention Schedule at: www.2019holsteinconventionwi.com

4-04 3x 291 30,420 4.5 1373 3.4 1028 Selling a +2851G Crimson X 2664G Modesty X VG Tuffnuff X Jersey. She’s +1874M +1042NM$ +6.9PL and an impressive +261FE! The Rudy Missy’s don’t miss! Dewgood Holsteins

All lots in the “First Half ” Genomic Sale will sell in absentia

Avalanche winter calf x EX-94 All-American Tang-Red Crush fall yrlg from 3x All-American Gold Barbara 1st choice Red Diamondback - full sister to AA, Raspberry-Red JR Champion 2019 Mideast Spring Nat’l R&W sells! Red Diamondback! Red Jordy X EX-94 Lucky Rose -- Res. AA R&W Aged Cow 2018 1st choice Jordy x EX-94 69,630 5.2 3629 World Record R&W 1st choice Doorman - full sister to the EX-95 AA nominee, Locket!

Bid Online in Real Time at Cowbuyer.com PLEASE NOTE: There is limited trailer parking at the sale site. We encourage you to leave your trailer at theGreat Northern Sales Arena parking lot. Cattle will be delivered to the Sales Arena following the sale.

Sale Managed by:

GREAT NORTHERN Rick & Paula Bovre, Managers W4226 SR 23 E, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 • PH: 920.923.6991 grnorth81@gmail.com • www.greatnorthernsalesarena.com NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION - 45

photos by Lea McCullough



by Alexander

Uno x Queen EX-92


4-07 305 34,790 4.8 1672 3.2 1096 Lifetime: 123,530 4.3 5366 3.2 3966

4-05 365 38,950 3.8 1475 2.9 1123 Lifetime: 128,770 3.8 4956 3.0 3909 The Queen’s Court is growing: • SULTRY, Teacher x Essay, is VG-85 with 1-09 365 44,690 3.0 1323 2.9 1292 • SILKY, Teacher x Essay, is VG-88 with 1-11 323 35,110 3.2 1115 2.9 1024; she has VG Diamondback & a High Octane daughter and a granddaughter by IMAX • ELITE, Mack x Essay, VG-89 with 3-00 305 33,230 4.0 1317 3.0 1008 • ARIZONA, Diamondback x Essay, is VG-86 with 1-10 306 27,020 3.3 893 3.1 840

• EMERALD, Diamondback x Essay, is VG-85 with 1-10 311 27,070 3.9 1058 3.2 870; she has Crush & Imax daughters • ROYALTY, Solomon x Essay, a fancy September calf - look for her this summer! • SPECIAL, King Doc x Essay, born in December • 138HO5949 ETRADE, Essay’s Diamondback son, has fancy daughters on the ground and semen available

Regel Armitage Brenda-ET +2094G VG-87 VG-MS National Elite Leader 4-03 365 37,370 4.6 1713 3.5 1306

Sugar-C Mcc Faith-ET +2297G VG-85 VG-MS McCutchen x Brenda 3-01 305 39,690 3.0 1208 3.3 1309

Brenda’s Growing Family Faith’s Denver is VG-86 VG-MS at +2607G and projected over 40,000 as a senior 2-year-old. She has 2 daughters - Sugar-C Granite Firefly-ET, +2664G, and Sugar-C Mr Big Fireside, +2639G. Firefly has 5 Challengers due in October.

RHA: 640 cows 31,100 4.1 1370 3.2 1000 12/18 BAA: 106.9% on 500 cows 2017 Herd of Excellence • 2x PBR & 9x PGH awards 46 - NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION

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1. BELLA-VIEW HOLSTEINS Lynn & Sara Harbaugh and Family facebook.com/bella-view-holsteins N11912 Graetz Road Marion, WI 54950 Ph. 920-420-1524

11. GILDALE HOLSTEINS Erik & Brenda Gilbertson / Mark Gilbertson facebook.com/gildaleholsteins 605 First Avenue Hollandale, WI 53544 Ph. 608-574-1031

2. BERRYRIDGE The Endres Family facebook.com/EndresBerryridge 7094 Hyer Road Waunakee, WI 53597 Ph. 608-279-5952

12. GO-SHO CATTLE CO. Dave, Nina, Tessa and Stella Schmocker 11729 N Warner Rd Whitewater, WI 53190 Ph. 262-472-9441

3. BERT-MAR FARMS Erica and Allan Lundberg facebook.com/BertMarFarms W12976 Huskelhaus Road Osseo, WI 54758 Ph. 608-317-6052 4. BUDJON FARMS Tom and Kelli Cull John Cull www.budjon-jk.com N9995 Soo Road Lomira, WI 53048 Ph. 920-948-3020 5. CRESCENTMEAD The Wendorfs facebook.com/crescentmead W2354 Evergreen Road Ixonia, WI 53036 Ph. 920-988-3323 6. DUCKETT HOLSTEINS Mike and Julie Duckett www.duckettholsteins.com 7285 County Highway S Rudolph, WI 54475 Ph. 715-459-6480 7. EDGEWOOD DAIRY FARM LaVerne & Cindy Lepek and Tracy Omernik 7741 Dairy Lane Custer, WI 54423 Ph. 715-592-4691 8. EVER-GREEN-VIEW FARM Tom and Gin Kestell www.ever-green-view.com W4672 Cty N Waldo, WI 53093 Ph. 920-528-7063 9. FISCHERDALE HOLSTEINS Joe Sarbacker and Family facebook.com/Fischerdale-Holsteins 1487 Range Trail Verona, WI 53508 Ph. 608-444-8905 10. FOREST RIDGE HOLSTEINS Kurt and Sarah Loehr facebook.com/forestridgeholsteins W2133 Randellen Lane Eden, WI 53019 Ph. 920-602-0101

13. HARDWOOD HOLSTEINS Chuck Jinkins 10422 Hwy 80 Livingston, WI 53554 Ph. 608-732-1317 14. HEATHERSTONE ENTERPRISES The Holschbach Family facebook.com/heatherstone S5455 State Road 136 Baraboo, WI 53913 Ph. 608-963-2003 15. HERITAGE HOLSTEINS Nick & Jessica Sarbacker and Family facebook.com/HeritageHolsteins 10501 State Road 59 Whitewater, WI 53190 Ph. 608-698-2855 16. HILL-TON HOLSTEINS John, Evie and Charlie Hamilton 1408 Hamilton Rd. Cuba City, WI 53807 Ph. 608-330-0373 17. HILROSE DAIRY, LLC Joe, Andy, and Jeff Brantmeier Families N426 Military Road Sherwood, WI 54169 Ph. 920-989-1019 18. JENLAR HOLSTEINS Larry & Jennifer Meyer and Family facebook.com/ Jenlar-Holsteins-Brown-Swiss W2711 Killsnake Road Chilton, WI 53014 Ph. 920-841-0444 19. K-MANOR HOLSTEINS Steve and Janet Keller holsteinplaza.com/k-manor 31723 Town Hall Road Muscoda, WI 53573 Ph. 608-219-6018 20. KELLERCREST REG HOLSTEINS The Keller Family www.kellercrest.com 1141 County Hwy JG South Mount Horeb, WI 53572 Ph. 608-437-4755 21. KNIGGE FARMS RAN-ROSE 4577 Poygan Avenue Omro, WI 54963 Ph. 920-650-0294

22. KRULL FARMS Cindy Krull Begeman Cassy, Bryce and Carley Krull facebook.com/Krull-Farms W7175 Mansfield Rd. Lake Mills, WI 53551 Ph. 920-988-9426 23. LARSON ACRES The Larsons www.larsonacresgenetics.com 18218 W State Rd 59 Evansville, WI 53536 Ph. 608-882-6662 24. LEGACY FARMS facebook.com/Legacy-Farms N1845 S Heart Lake Rd Shell Lake, WI 54871 Ph. 715-520-2884 25. MAR-LINDA-K HOLSTEINS, LLC Mark & Linda Wright and Family W3811 Hwy B Johnson Creek, WI 53038 Ph. 920-253-9397 26. MAYERLANE HOLSTEINS Don & Liz Mayer and Family facebook.com/Mayerlane-Holsteins 10803 State Highway 64 Bloomer, WI 54724 Ph. 715-568-3678 27. MILKSOURCE GENETICS www.milksource.com/milksource-genetics N3763 Vanden Bosch Road Kaukauna, WI 541320 Ph. 920-766-5335 28. MOSS OAK FARM The Cooper Family 6472 Portage Road DeForest, WI 53532 Ph. 608-846-9322 29. MYSTIC VALLEY DAIRY KEJO HOLSTEINS Mitch Breunig and Kevin Jorgensen facebook.com/mysticvalleydairy 8667 Co Hwy V Sauk City, WI 53583 Ph. 608-643-6818

33. RICKERT BROS, LLC Jim and Greg Rickert Families W9143 Lincoln Road Eldorado, WI 54932 Ph. 920-960-9640 34. ROSENDALE DAIRY www.milksource.com N8997 Cty Tk M Pickett, WI 54964 Ph. 920-766-5335 35. SCIENTIFIC HOLSTEINS Matt and Mandy Nunes facebook.com/ScientificHolsteins 11812 120th Ave Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 Ph. 715-288-5838 36. SELZ-PRALLE DAIRY Scott and Pam Selz-Pralle www.selzpralledairy.com N4621 Hwy 12 Humbird, WI 54746 Ph. 715-334-3434 37. SIEMERS HOLSTEINS The Siemers Family www.siemersholsteins.com 14421 Mineral Spring Rd Newton, WI 53065 Ph. 920-693-3600 38. SMITH-CREST HOLSTEINS Holly & Travis Smith Family facebook.com/teamsmithcrest W7465 County Road Q Watertown, WI 53098 Ph. 920-988-2443 39. SUGAR CREEK DAIRY Rick and Marleen Adams facebook.com/Sugar-Creek-Dairy 5624 County Trunk O Elkhorn, WI 53121 Ph. 262-728-0702 40. SYNERGY FAMILY DAIRY Jay & Heather Jauquet and Family facebook.com/Synergy-Family-Dairy W2285 Cty Rd S Pulaski, WI 54162 Ph. 920-639-6408

30. OUR-FAVORITE HOLSTEINS Cade, Todd and Mary Stanek facebook.com/OurFavoriteHolsteins E12600 County Road JJ Fall Creek, WI 54742 Ph. 715-456-8718

41. TRENT-WAY GENETICS Trent and Kelsey Hendrickson facebook.com/trentwaygenetics N9401 Tyvand Rd Blanchardville, WI 53516 Ph. 608-295-0895

31. PAUL MUELLER REG HOLSTEINS Paul, Lisa, Hannah and Emery Mueller 6802 Nenno Road Allenton, WI 53002 Ph. 262-224-7171

42. VIOLET-HILL HOLSTEINS Tim, Leah, Claire and Luke Ziemba 1397 Hillside Road Cambridge, WI 53523 Ph. 315-730-3312

32. RAGNAR HOLSTEINS Mark and Angie Ulness Family facebook.com/RagnarHolsteins 4718 County Road J Valders, WI 54245 Ph. 920-901-6555

43. WARGO ACRES Craig, Jen, Gavin and Nolan Carncross Gordon and Emily Carncross W13157 Co Hwy J Lodi, WI 53555 Ph. 608-592-2560

directory/map also available online at www.2019holsteinconventionwi.com


Wisconsin Holstein breeders welcome you to America’s Dairyland. These breeders have a strong legacy and future. Below is a map of some of Wisconsin’s finest breeders as well as those hosting farm tours. All invite you to learn more about their operation and reach out for a farm visit.

44. WEIGLAND REG HOLSTEINS Ryan Weigel and Family facebook.com/Weigland 5528 High Ridge Lane Platteville, WI, 53818 Ph. 608-434-4109 45. WILLOWS EDGE Bonnie and Henk Van Dyk www.holsteinplaza.com/willows-edge 931 140th Avenue New Richmond, WI 54017 Ph. 715-220-6612


Photo © Sarah Damrow

Rickland Montross 5321-ET VG-87 +2623 GTPI 2-1 365 35,902 4.0 1442 3.0 1063

This fancy Montross’ daughter is Modesty 6209 VG-85. She has a Huey with 2837 GTPI and a Resolve at 2764 GTPI that are at Genetic Futures through Select Sires. The Resolve was flushed extensitvely and has two Renegade heifers and pregancies by Legacy, Riveting, Brass and Aztec.


We are consigning a stylish January Solution calf to the National Convention Sale. Her numbers are 2863 GTPI, 996 NM, 1015 CM, 1944 Milk, 2.64 Type, 2.77 UDC, 1.89 FL, 106 Fat and 66 Protein. Her Seattle dam is due August 2. Second dam is a GP-82 Yoder with a record of 22,260 4.7 1052 3.3 725. Third dam is a VG-88 Headliner: 2-6 365 40,300 4.3 1739 3.4 1359. Then a full pedigree after that for many generations! We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the convention in Appleton! We are excited to be transportation chairs and wish you a legendairy stay in Wisconsin!

Jim: 920-960-9640 Greg: 920-948-5150 W9143 Lincoln Rd. Eldorado, WI 54932 52 - NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION

Home of Rickland Holsteins

Jim and Greg Rickert Families

RHA: 1053 cows, 26,695 3.8 1006 3.1 816 24 years Progressive Genetics Herd Award

Welcome to Wisconsin! Meet our legendairy ladies…

Rosedale Go

Bella-Ridge Beauty

for Gin EX-93 2E

Braedale Goldwyn x Rosedale Lexi VG-89

Gin is the matriarch of our herd. A full sister to Rosedale Lexington EX-95, to date she has 6 EX daughters, and numerous descendants nominated All-American or Jr. All-American.


Val-Bisson Doorman x Bella-Ridge Black Beauty VG-85 x Bella-Ridge Gins Beauty EX-93 x Bella-View Shot of Gin EX-93 x Go for Gin EX-93

Nominated All-American and Jr. All-American Spring Yearling in 2018, Beauty Queen represents four generations of our breeding program. She is fresh in April with a beautiful Tatoo heifer and off to a great start.

She sells!

Milksource Alwys Loca-Red-ET EX-92 Synergy Always x Wilstar-RS Limited-Red-ET EX-94

Loca was our pick in the first Quest for Success sale, and she is close to our hearts being a daughter of Limited, a cow we co-bred. She was recently 2nd and 1st Jr. Aged cow at the Wisconsin Spring Show.

Bella-View GC DramaQueen EX-90

Our consignment to the National Convention Sale! DramaQueen is just fresh and looks fantastic. From the heart of our Dixie family, her next dam is Wilstar Debonaire Dramatic EX-93 x Hilrose Dundee Drama EX-91 x Farmdale Canyon Dazzle EX-94 x Farmdale Integrity Dixie EX-94. A great pedigree with loads of potential!

The Bella-Ridge Crew

We welcome you to “cow country” in beautiful Wisconsin for the National Holstein Convention. We hope you enjoy all we have to offer. Make plans to attend the Pre-Convention Tours on June 24 to see Forest-Ridge Holsteins, home to the Kurt and Sarah Loehr Family. We thank them for their partnership on our “Bella-Ridge” cattle and the tremendous care they give to our girls who are housed there. Best of luck to all our juniors as they represent Wisconsin in the many contests and events throughout the week, especially the Shawano County Senior Dairy Bowl team! Have fun and make some great memories! Lynn and Sara Harbaugh | Jacob, Logan and Madison N11912 Graetz Road, Marion, Wis. 54950 Lynn: 920-420-1524 email: lynn.harbaugh@mycentralstar.com


A Herd Favorite

Irwindale Atwood Mickey EX-93 EEEEE 5-01

4-05 345d 40,685M 3.8 1551F inc. 3-02 365d 36,430M 4.4 1593F 2-00 365d 28,010M 4.2 1169F 1st 4-Yr-Old & Res. Grand IL State Fair Jr. Show 2nd 4-Yr-Old IL State Fair 2018 1st Sr. 3-Yr-Old IL State Fair 2017

Dam: EX-90-2E Bolton with 103,040M Lifetime 2nd Dam: VG-85 2-05 365d 25,180M 3rd Dam: EX-92 Durham 3-04 361d 27,870 3.7 1043F 4th Dam: EX-90 Lee 3-01 322d 32,560 4.3 1402F Mickey has a fancy May ‘18 High Octane daughter, a Doorman pregnancy due in Sept, and she’s due in Dec to Unstopabull. Mickey will be IVFd for March ‘20 calves.

Irwindale Holsteins

2274 1800th St.  Beason, IL 62512  John 217.871.7737  Steve 217.871.7738 RHA 27,600M 1090F BAA: 110.7% 14 Year PBR Herd


Lyn-Vale Rainy Day-Red-ET Nominated Junior All-American Fall Calf 2018 ~ Bred to show as a Milking Yearling at WDE

Sire: Rainyridge Barnie Dam: Castleholm Regina EX-92 2E GMD 2-06 2x 365 33,500 4.7 1588 2.9 955 Nom. AA R&W Junior 3 Year Old 2011 2nd Dam: Astrahoe RM Rosa Rae-Lyn-ET EX-90 4-11 3x 365 59,210 4.1 2446 2.8 1659 3rd Dam: Pinehurst Royal Rosa-ET EX-91 2E Backed by 11 more EX dams

Add this heifer to your show string for the fall! She sells June 26 at the National Holstein Convention Sale.

Cybil Fisher photo

Maternal Sister Success

Lyn-Vale Rebekka-Red-ET VG-87 Can Reserve Grand, Quebec Spring Show 2017

Lyn-Vale Raina-Red-ET VG-88 2Y Nominated All-American R&W 2017

Lyn-Vale Avalanch Rimona-ET *RC VG-87 HHM Junior All-American 2018

Added Bonus!

Rainy Day is due September 1 and carrying an ultrasounded heifer - a Diamondback from Lyn-Vale Ad Chilipepper-Red VG-88 EX-MS. Chilipepper completes four generations of All-American nominations and is the dam of many show winning All-Americans and All-American nominees.

Lyn-Vale Holsteins William A Schultz III

Waldo, WI • 920-980-0455

Lyn-Vale Cherrypepper-Red VG-89 Unanimous All-American R&W 2014 Barbwire x Chilipepper-Red


Wisconsin Registered Holsteins produce World-Class Cheese America’s Dairyland. Wisconsin is known as the dairy state. A big portion of that dairy is devoted to cheese production with 90 percent of the state’s milk being made into cheese. “Cheesemaking in Wisconsin began before we were even a state. We truly are the state of cheese and that identity is our birthright. Our cheesemakers produce nearly half of the nation’s specialty cheese and win more awards than any other state or country – two accolades that we are very proud of. Wisconsin is the center of innovation for cheesemaking as well, with the only Master Cheesemaker Program in nation, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year!” said Suzanne Fanning, Senior Vice President for Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and Chief Marketing Officer for Wisconsin Cheese. Alongside these large and small cheese plants, Wisconsin Registered Holsteins play a lead role in the production of worldclass cheese.

Crave Brothers & Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Since 1978, the Crave family has been dairy farming in Waterloo, Wis. But since 2001, the milk has traveled a much shorter distance in order to be made into some of Wisconsin’s finest cheese. Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, located just across the road from the 2,200 cow dairy, produces up to 15,000 lbs. or 30,000 packages of cheese every day. From fresh mozzarella, mascarpone to cheddar curds, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese prides themselves on producing quality cheese with fresh milk on renewable energy. Crops, cows, cheese and consumers; those are the priorities the Crave family prides itself on as they strive to be the best dairy farmers and cheesemakers possible. They focus on growing quality forages to feed their cows, who return the favor by producing sweet milk to make excellent cheese for the consumer! The idea of a creamery all started when one of the brothers, George Crave, decided he wanted to try something new. The family was growing and the dairy was growing with it, but he felt there was something more he could do too. It was then he decided to make the transition from “farmer” to “cheesemaker” which he says, was a hard switch. “I haven’t called myself a farmer in 15 years,” George says. But in order to become the cheesemaker he is today, he knew he would need strong mentors in the profession. From the master cheesemakers at Park (BelGioiosio Cheese) and Roth Cheese, to Dodge County’s Joe Widmer, George Crave sought out knowledge and guidance from the best in the industry. With such a variety 56 - NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION

of experts, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese has a hint of all the influences George had when learning to make cheese. But one thing remains the same—capturing the fresh, sweet flavor of just hours old milk from the cows just across the road. The creamery right next to the farm serves as a great opportunity to educate consumers about not only cheese making, but where it all begins—the cows! With several tours each month, the farm serves as a key part in helping informing the consumer about how the cows are treated and the full scope of how the cheese is made. Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese is also made with the earth in mind! The manure from the cows is made into methane energy. The amount of energy produced powers the farm, the creamery as well as 300 surrounding homes and businesses. Their “Produced with Renewable Energy” seal can be found on every package of Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, reassuring consumers that farmers are decreasing their carbon footprint. Not only is the family deliberate in the way they manage the creamery but, the dairy farm as well. From calculating exactly how many replacement heifers they’ll need each month to which genomic bulls will give them the DPR and production traits they need, everything is done with purpose. When given the proper environment to thrive in, dairy cattle will work for you. That is exactly what the Crave Brothers strive to do; be progressive in their management in order to be aggressive in their breeding decisions. George says they strive for the “Maytag repair man” mentality. Meaning, you have built something that works so well, you’re waiting for something to break but it never does. When asked how Registered Holsteins provide value to the dairy, George simply replied, “great genetics.” As the farm has changed, the quality and type of milk has been adjusted to make great cheese. For these reasons, breeding with BB Kappa Casein bulls have been a high priority. Registered Holsteins are also a large part of the Crave family livelihood. The third generation is still actively involved in showing cattle at the county, state and national level. With the next generation showing interest in the farm, and many active on a daily basis, the Crave Brothers name is sure to continue on for decades to come.

Hildebrandt Family Farms & Prairie Pure Cheese The Hildebrandt Family Farm, home to Milgene Registered Holsteins, took a chance to diversify themselves among their peers. With the third generation active on the farm, the 80 cow dairy found themselves with a unique opportunity in 2017. That year, the Hildebrandt family became part owner of Prairie Pure Cheese. This business endeavor enabled premium

prices, a steady demand for their milk and an opportunity to diversify from the dairies around them. The Hildebrandt family first met their future business partner, Brian Gerloff, when he stopped onto the farm to prospect nutrition work for the dairy herd. After time passed, Brian offered this opportunity to the farm. Prairie Pure Cheese is privately owned in Belvidere, IL, but sources the milk from the Hildebrandt family and other small farms. The cheese production is small, with only a truck load of milk purchased two to three times each month from the Hildebrandt farm, and the actual cheese is made in southern Wisconsin. The cheese, sold under “Prairie Pure Cheese,” can be found in local Dodge County grocery stores, farmers markets and larger Chicago farmers markets throughout the summer. Hildebrandt Family Farm is run by brothers Roger and Alvin, along with their sons Ty, Brett and Jared. They milk 82 cows in a tie-stall barn in Hustisford, Wis. Additionally, they run 1,400 acres of cropland within a three mile radius of the home farm. In the past the family was a pilot farm for Holstein USA’s Certified Beef program. Additionally, the family enjoys showing their Registered Holsteins at the county, state and national level. Although they love their Holsteins, they do accept some color into the herd, as Maple Fudge of 12 Oaks, the Grand Champion Milking Shorthorn at the 2017 and 2018 World Dairy Expo, calls the Hildebrandt farm home.

Widmer’s Cheese Cellars “We dream in cheese.” If you talk to anyone from the town of Theresa in rural Dodge County, they’re guaranteed to tell you about the cheese that puts the town of 1,200 people on the map. The cheese cellar started in 1922 by John O. Widmer, a Swiss immigrant

who came to the states looking for a better life, settled in one of the most famous cheese producing regions of the world Wisconsin! Like many other Swiss settlers, John became a cheesemaker, working as an apprentice before settling in Theresa. Being a hometown cheesemaker, it would make sense for Widmers to also source their milk locally. The three local farms, including respected Registered Holstein breeders, Budjon Farms, are all located within ten minutes of the cheese cellar. “Quality milk makes quality cheese,” says Joey Widmer. When choosing farms to use milk from, milk quality is always a top priority. John lived by the mentality of, “take no shortcuts and accept nothing less than the best.” John had three sons, John, Ralph and Jim, who have all retired from cheesemaking, but lived by their father’s philosophy. Joe Widmer is the third generation to make cheese in the family’s Theresa cellar, and worked hard to earn the prestigious title of Wisconsin Master Cheese Maker. Using the techniques handed down over four generations, Widmer’s Cheese Cellars produces some of the best Brick, Colby and Cheddar cheese. Wisconsin Registered Holstein breeders take great pride not only in their genetics but also in the milk they provide that makes some of Wisconsin’s finest cheeses. The Wisconsin Holstein Association invites you to try some of these products during the Sale Pre-Game Tailgate Party on Wednesday, June 26.

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Congratulations Brock Irwin! Distinguished Junior Member Semifinalist NHWSO Scholarship Semifinalist Graduate of Kaskaskia College Studying Dairy Science at UW-River Falls We also want to thank Golden Oaks for purchasing our milking herd! We have kept all of our heifers and will be selling them as they near freshening.

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Wisconsin Holstein Association’s Wall of Fame 1991 Bull - Johanna Rag Apple Pabst Cow - Colantha 4th Johanna W. J. Gillett, Rosendale 1992 Bull - Sir Pietertje Ormsby Mercedes 37th Cow - Wisconsin Fobes John Erickson 1993 Bull - Wisconsin Admiral Burke Lad VG GM Cow - Pabst Burke Rag Apple De Kol EX GMD Fred Pabst, Oconomowoc 1994 Bull - North Star Joe Homestead Cow - Allie Watson Prima Donna Baltz Hoesly, New Glarus 1995 Bull - Admiral Ormbsby Fobes Cow - Pietertje Maid Ormsby John S. Wuethrich, Granton 1996 Bull - Sir Fobes Ormsby Hengerveld Cow - Gray View BD Crissy EX-93 GMD Professor A. C. Oosterhuis, Madison 1997 Bull - Wis Ideal EX GM Cow - Wis Prima Donna EX-91 GMD Glen Householder & Archie Sandburg, Green Bay 1998 Bull - Elmoka Joe Homestead VG-86 GM Cow - St. Croixco Lad Nina EX-94 EEEE Carl J. Nelson, Poskin 1999 Bull - Wis Leader EX-90 GM Cow - Plain View Inga EX-95 Art Imig, Clark County 2000 Bull - S-W-D Valiant EX-95 GM Cow - Gene-Acres Felecia May Fury EX-97 5E Allen Hetts, Fort Atkinson 2001 Bull - Jule King Fobes Cow - Future Hope Reflector Blacky EX-93 William Baird, Waukesha & Francis Darcey, Watertown 2002 Bull - Gray View Crisscross EX-96 Cow - Gray View B D Skyanne EX-96 GMD Gray View Farms, Harvey, Eugene & Pete Nelson, Union Grove 2003 Bull - Mayers Majesty Duke Cow - Mayers Mistress Dark Anna Christ Mayer, Washington County 2004 Bull - Elmer Brook Aristocrat EX GM Cow - Elmer Brook Elaine Inka Piebe EX GMD H. Otto Elmer, Monticello 2005 Bull - St Croixco Pioneer EX-90 GM Cow - St Croixco Pidon Colette EX-92 4E GMD Bernard Kuhn & Aulden Davis, St. Croixco Farm 72 - NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION

2006 Bull - Pabst Roamer EX GM Cow - Vickery Vale Mechthilde Ormsby Arthur James Glover 2007 Bull - Hagemans Tempo EX-90 GM Cow - Vigo Burke Hengevale EX-93 GMD Elsmer & Gordon Berg, Dodge County 2008 Bull - Provin Mtn Ivanhoe Jewel EX GM Cow - Sky-Hi Mars Helen-ET EX-92 GMD DOM Norman Rasmussen, Lone Rock 2009 Bull - Pabst Comet VG GM Cow - Linden Dictator Wimble Wimpy EX-97 Harvey Swartz 2010 Bull - Life-O-Riley Marquis King EX GM Cow - D-R-A August EX-96 DOM Elis Knutson, Oconomowoc 2011 Bull - Harborcrest Happy Crusader EX-92 GM Cow - Crescentmead Rotate Amanda EX-94 2E GMD DOM Elmer A. Woelffer, D.V.M. 2012 Bull - Lockway Sovereign Lucifer Lad VG-88 GM Cow - Jan-Com Fond Matt Matilda EX-97 W. D. Hoard, Fort Atkinson 2013 Bull - Fustead Emory Blitz-ET EX-95 GM Cow - Nectarlin Billie Bob Mark EX-90 GMD DOM Alvin R. Piper, Lake Mills 2014 Bull - Regancrest Elton Durham-ET EX-90 GM Cow - Snow-N Denises Dellia EX-95 GMD DOM Marlowe Nelson, Westby 2015 Bull – Townson Lindy-ET EX Cow – Stookey Elm Park Blackrose-ET 3E-96 GMD DOM Merle Howard, Lake Mills 2016 Bull – KHW Kite Advent-Red EX-94 Cow – Krull Broker Elegance EX-96 2E GMD DOM John D. Wuethrich, Greenwood 2017 Bull - Sandy-Valley Bolton EX-90 GM Cow - Scientific Debutante Rae EX-92 GMD DOM Elroy Borgwardt, Valders 2018 Bull - Emerald-Acr-Sa T-Baxter EX-91 Cow - Ripvalley NA Bell Tammy EX-94 GMD DOM Margaret Rassmussen, Lone Rock 2019 Bull - Pinehurst Copyright EX-90 Cow - Audrey Posch EX-93 2E GMD David Bachmann Sr., Sheboygan Falls

Wisconsin’s Distinguished Service Award Winners Marlowe Nelson Distinguished Service Award 2019 R. Paul Buhr, Viroqua 2018 Dr. David Selner, Denmark 2017 Rick & Paula Bovre, Fond du Lac 2016 the late William Hageman, Sr., Fond du Lac WHA Distinguished Service Award 2015 the late Brian Krull, Lake Mills 2014 Christianne Williams, Baraboo 2013 Barb Kayser, Milton 2012 Steve Holte, Westby 2011 Ben Brancel, Westfield 2010 Michael Snyder, Baraboo 2009 Dr. Rick Daluge, Madison 2008 Henk Van Dyk, New Richmond

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Roger Borgwardt, Valders Elmo Wendorf, Jr., Ixonia John F. Oncken, Madison Maurice Cooper, DeForest Linda Hodorff, Eden Ray Kuehl, Waunakee Art Nesbitt, Ft. Atkinson Tom Morris, Amery Elroy Borgwardt, Valders

Ralph T Elmer Service Award 1998 John & Marianne Selz, Humbird 1997 Keith & Dawn Stump, Loyal 1996 Dr. Terry Howard, Madison 1995 Dr. L.C. Allenstein, Whitewater 1994 Nelson Rehder, Waukesha 1993 Frances Mae Rufi, Monroe

Don Gillett Distinguished Service Award 1992 Sylvester Weiler, Watertown 1991 Marlowe Nelson, Westby 1990 Dr. Elmer A. Woelffer 1989 Bob Weinfurtner 1988 Alvin Piper, Lake Mills 1987 John Wuettrich 1986 Harvey Swartz 1985 Gene Nelson, Union Grove 1984 Merle Howard, Watertown 1983 Margaret Rasmussen, Lone Rock 1982 Dr. David Dickson, Madison 1981 Norman Rasmussen, Lone Rock

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Ever-Green-View My 1326-ET EX-92 2E

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Dam: Ever-Green-View My 1326-ET EX-92 2E GMD

Ever-Green-View Angora-ET EX-93 2E 6-09 3x 365 70,900 3.1 2200 3.2 2240 3rd National Milk & 5th Wisconsin Protein Dam: Lar-Lan KK Gwyn Angelina-ET EX-90 2E GMD 2nd Dam: GBM Kentdor Atlantis-ET VG-86 GMD DOM 3rd Dam: GBM Durham BC Annabell EX-90 DOM

Ever-Green-View Paree VG-88 4-02 3x 365 71,760 4.0 2854 2.9 2111 3rd National Fat & 4th National Milk Dam: American-Pride Paris-ET EX-90 2nd Dam: Above-Par Durham Paoli-ET VG-88 DOM Next Dams: EX-90 Leader x EX-94 3E DOM Ultimate Pala

Ms Arjeta-ET EX-91 7-06 3x 365 71,069 3.2 2277 3.0 2140

Ever-Green-View Latisha-TW EX-92 2E 6-03 3x 365 72,030 3.5 2513 2.9 2076 2nd National Milk & 2nd Wisconsin Milk Dam: Dan-Vue Lariat-ET EX-90 GMD 2nd Dam: Ever-Green-View Lego-ET VG-89 DOM 3rd Dam: Ever-Green-View Le Grant-ET EX-90 GMD DOM 4th Dam: Ever-Green-View Leisure EX-91 GMD DOM

Dam: Morningview Elgnt Arleta-ET VG-87 GMD DOM 2nd Dam: Morningview Oman Annette-ET VG-87 GMD DOM Next Dams: VG-89 GMD DOM Mtoto x VG-85 GMD DOM x EX-93 GMD DOM Converse Judy

Broeks Adina EX-91 4-05 3x 365 70,240 3.5 2462 2.9 2059 Dam: Hendel Super Allie 3096-ET VG-85 2nd Dam: Hendel Shottle Miami-ET VG-88 GMD DOM Next Dams: EX-90 GMD DOM x VG-88 DOM x VG-85

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G r e e n M e a d o w L i s e t t e-E T AltaCEO x VG87 AltaMardon x VG87 Marmax 101 DIM 113 lbs milk 31,630 305ME Pregnant to Kingboy

G r e e n M e a d o w C a l i f K a l a -R e d California-Red x EX-90 Magenta-Red x VG-88 Jet-Red 102 DIM 107 lbs milk 29,250 305ME She goes back to Shoremar S Alicia-ET EX-97-3E

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Webb-Vue Goldwyn Elvira-ET EX-90 EX-MS GMD DOM 4-11 3x 365 53,410 3.3 1751 2.8 1499 • Goldwyn x EX BW Marshall • 24 VG & EX daughters

CHROME (7HO12464) • Grandson of Elvira • Top 10 Type bull

Webb-Vue Gabor Mycala-ET EX-91 EX-MS GMD DOM 5-11 3x 365 49,910 3.5 1734 3.0 1517 • Gabor x Baxter x Goldwyn Elvira • 17 VG & EX daughters

SPARK (7HO12418) • Son of Mycala, great-grandson of Elvira • Top 10 Milk bull

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Webb-Vue Frazzled 8601-ET +2785G +1735M +103F +61P

Frazzled x VG-87 Mascal x VG Miles x Elvira There is no Mogul, Supersire, Jedi or Modesty in this pedigree. We already have calves over +2800G with 1 over +2900G. Stay tuned for more exciting info from this family branch! Robert & Peggy Webb Home of Webb-Vue Registered Holsteins

N5328 W. County A, Plymouth, WI 53073 Phone: 920-526-3504 | Bob’s cell: 920-377-1079 E-mail: rwebb@excel.net www.summitfarmsdairy.com NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION - 77

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by Woodcrest King Doc, born 9-2-18 Their dam:

Arethusa Wind Avocado-ET EX-95 2E EEEEE at 7-04 5-04 2x 365 42,250 4.0 1683 3.0 1266 Sire: Windbrook Dam: VG-88 Durham 4-00 2x 329 31,780 4.6 1466 2.9 914 2nd Dam: 3E-95 GMD 6-04 2x 365 44,140 4.2 1852 3.2 1399 Life: 1855 177,700 4.7 8269 3.2 5761 Res. All-American 4-Year-Old 2007 HM All-American Junior 3-Year-Old 2006 Res. All-American Junior 2-Year-Old 2005 3rd Dam: Tri-Day Ashlyn-ET 2E-96 GMD DOM All-Time All-American 4-Year-Old 2003 All-American & All-Canadian 4-Year-Old 2001 Supreme Champion, WDE 2001

Heatherstone Bling Bling-ET by Kenosha, born 7-9-18 Her dam:

Pineylawn Jasper Bethany EX-94 2E EEEEE 4-04 2x 365 46,920 4.5 2130 2.9 1366 2014 Holstein USA Star of the Breed 2nd 150,000 lb. Cow, Midwest Fall National 2017 5th Aged Cow, Midwest Fall National 2015 5th 5-Year Old, Midwest Fall National 2015 Sire: Jasper Dam: VG-87 Morty 2-00 2x 365 24,140 3.8 913 3.1 740 Backed by 6 more VG or EX dams

We are excited about these new additions and look forward to developing them at Hilltop Dairy.        78 - NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION

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Trips to Columbus & Madison yield noteworthy results ...

Quietcove Foxys


Shadow W Reginald

• Res. Int. Champion, BBO, 2nd Sr. 3-Yr-Old & 1st Produce of Dam, Midwest Spring Nat’l ‘19 • 2nd Sr. 3-Yr-Old, Mid-East Spring Nat’l ‘19 Doorman x Foxy Lady back to Valiant Fawn.

• Res. Grand Champion, Sr. Champion & 1st 5-Yr-Old, Mid-East Spring Nat’l ‘19 • Res. Sr. Champion & 1st 5-Yr-Old, Midwest Spring Nat’l ‘19 (Owned with Kurt & Linda Wolf)


Quietcove Foxys • 2nd Jr. 3-Yr-Old, 1st Produce of Dam, Midwest Spring Nat’l ‘19 • 1st Jr. 2-Yr-Old, Mid-East Spring & Summer Nat’l ‘18 • 8th Jr. 2-Yr-Old, International Holstein Show ‘18 • Nom. All-American Spring Yrlng ‘17 Archrival x Foxy Lady back to Valiant Fawn

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• 2nd Sr. 2-Yr-Old, Mid-East Spring Nat’l ‘19 Gold Chip x Durham Poppi back toDundee Paige Her September 2018 Doorman sells June 26 in the National Convention Sale, Appleton, WI Embryos available by Unix.

Silver Mist My Lady Red was 1st Fall Heifer Calf at the Mid-East Spring Nat’l Red & White Show & Jr .Champion of the Jr Show. Quietcove JMK Curran Darling was 1st Sr. 2-Yr-Old & Res. Int. Champion at the Southern Nat’l for Nina Koster.

We are excited for the rest of the 2019 show season & welcome inquiries from all on opportunities to involve yourself in these cow families.

Jeremy Elsass 419-552-0355 • Loren Elsass 419-235-9198 • Jon Elsass 773-331-1914 Office Ph/Fax 419-739-7522 • quietcoveholsteins@gmail.com • 17932 Fryburg East Road • Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895

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Additional Things to do in the Paper Valley The National Holstein Convention schedule is full of activities designed to give you a taste of what Wisconsin has to offer. Here are some additional attractions and restaurants to visit if you have some free time and are looking for additional things to explore.

Paper Discovery Center

Area Attractions

The Trout Museum of Art

Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin Stop by Wisconsin’s Largest Butterfly House & Maze just outside of Appleton. Visit their Butterfly House to view various native butterfly species. The Butterfly Bridge & Maze is a great chance to get outdoors in a nearly 2 acre maze home to butterflies, birds, turkeys and deer.

History Museum at the Castle (featuring Harry Houdini exhibit) Located downtown, the History Museum at the Castle features local history and hands-on exhibits. Learn about some of Appleton native Harry Houdini’s amazing magic tricks through interactive displays that are fun for all ages! The current rotating exhibit is “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World”.

Building for Kids Children’s Museum With over 30,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, there is sure to be something for children of any age! The museum features a STEM Innovation Lab, art studio, kid’s town and more.

Bay Beach Located in Green Bay, this amusement park offers a variety of rides for the whole family and ride tickets for $0.25 each, free admission and free parking.

The Paper Discovery Center inspires all generations through a hands-on experience. Explore the future of paper, how it’s made and more. View over 150 works of art from around the world. The exhibition currently being highlighted at the gallery is titled “Fifteen Minutes: Homage to Andy Warhol”.

Dinner & Drinks Stone Arch Brewpub Prides themselves on sourcing local products to create a dinner menu with lots of variety and delicious brews.

Fratello’s Riverfront Restaurant Enjoy great views of the Fox River from inside their dining room or outside on their deck. Menu includes seafood, steaks, pastas and 48 martini options!

Bazil’s Pub A welcoming bar and grill in downtown Appleton with a classic menu featuring great burgers. This venue has three bars: Bazil’s, No Idea?, and Old Town Tavern.

Mark’s East Side Specializing in German cuisine, Mark’s has something from everyone and is regarded as one of the best supper clubs around.

Antojitos Mexicanos Kitchen & Cantina Antojitos is a new, up and coming mexican restaurant in downtown Appleton. They serve authentic, homemade mexican food in a modern atmosphere with an exciting margarita flight menu.

Rye Located in the Copperleaf Hotel, Rye Restaurant features locally sourced made from scratch food, craft cocktails and an extensive whiskey/bourbon menu.

Victoria’s Italian Cuisine Victoria’s serves up an extensive traditional Italian menu in a cozy atmosphere right in the heart of downtown Appleton.

The Cannery Public Market If you are traveling near Green Bay, be sure to check out this truly farm to table restaurant. Highly recommended, The Cannery partners with many local farms, including Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy, whose owner founded the restaurant. NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION - 81

Your Chance at


Photo © Beth Herges

Berryridge Toystory Naomi EX-91 2E GMD Second dam of Notoriety

Impressive Atwood Jr. 3 from Berryridge’s legendairy Naomi family sells in the National Convention Sale! Berryridge Atwood Notoriety EX-90 EX-MS

D: EX-92 2E Bradnick 2-02 3x 365 38,660 4.4 1,707 3.0 1,176 Approaching 150,000 of milk lifetime

Fresh in April and built like Naomi - tall and long with a welded on udder!

2D: Naomi EX-91 2E GMD 3-01 3x 365 34,070 4.8 1,637 3.1 1,036

2-00 3x 299 25,270 4.2 1,064 3.1 781

Type. High Components. High Scoring 2-year-olds. Efficient Reproduction. High Milk Production. The NAOMI family has been prolific in producing females with nearly 100 descendants at the farm. Of her 29 daughters, six are scored Excellent with 17 scored Very Good. This family has put bulls into AI and has exported embryos around the world. Don’t miss your chance on your piece of this legendairy family. 7094 Hyer Road, Waunakee, WI 53597 endresberryridgefarms@tds.net Steve: 608-279-5952 | Randy: 608-279-6054 82 - NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION

3D: VG-88 2Y Morty 2-00 2x 308 30,140 4.4 1,331 3.0 908 4D: EX 2E GMD Durham 4-03 2x 365 43,060 4.2 1,803 3.1 1,317 LIFE 1978 162,060 4.3 6,909 3.1 5,052 5D: Merril 5-01 2x 365 42,270 4.6 1944 3.1 1,300 LIFE 2002 180,900 4.6 8,263 3.2 5,853

Make Legendairy Leaps

Photos © Cybil Fisher

with a Byway fall calf fromAutomatic

Budjon-Abbott Automatic VG-87 (2Y) Jr. All-American Winter Calf, 2017

GD: Walk-Era Dundee Annelise EX-95 Res. Jr. Champion Int. Jr. Holstein Show

Grand & Senior Champion 2017 Int. Jr. Holstein Show Jr. All-American 5-Year-Old Cow 2017 Nom. All-Canadian & All-American Jr. 3-Year-Old 2015 Nom. All-Canadian & All-American Jr. 2-Year-Old 2014

4-08 2x 365 40,189M 3.3% 1,355F 2.9% 1,196P

Nominated All-American and All-Canadian Doorman x Annelise N9036 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI John 608-432-3113 • Tim 608-697-2922 walkerajm@gmail.com


We would like to welcome all attendees to Wisconsin for the 2019 National Holstein Convention! Enjoy your stay in and the beautiful bovines of America’s Dairyland! Ma-Brown Atwood



Too-Keen Merchant EX-94-4E-DOM

Plum spent some time last year as a Lands’ End cover girl and traces back to one of our foundation cows, Horizon-B Matt Jr Penny EX-90.


Holsteins & Jerseys


Although no longer with us, Abigail has produced four Excellent and 12 Very Good offspring.

Angela Davis-Brown | Danielle and Sean 3008 Elliott Brown Rd. | Dodgeville, WI 53533 608-574-7756 | mabrown85@wildblue.net


Frank Robinson photos • Design Kristy Roose



PTA +593M +61F +29P 2-10 339D 25190M 4.8% 1216F 3.3% 840P


Elf-ET VG-88

4-03 365D 33,940M 4.1% 1394F 3.0% 1028P 5.05 306D 30,980M 4.5% 1386F 3.0% 930P Life: 1379D 111,460M 4.2% 4706F 3,1% 3466P

We’ve also added these deep cow families from the Walnut-Vu Skychief Jen-ET 2nd dam of Jenny



Atwood x Winterfield Shot Jen-ET EX 90 x Walnut-Vu Skychief Jen-ET x Walnut-Vu Wister Jamie x Modik Laban Jackie VG 89



Goldchip x Winterfield AS Shock Rae-ET VG 88 x Winterfield LJ Stormy Rae EX 91 x Scientific Sweetie Rae EX 92


Cybil Fisher photo

SUN-MADE AUGUST 1/11 365d 2x 21460 4.6 991 3.8 816 3/11 298d 2x 23128 4.7 1098 3.7 858

Noodle-ET EX 90

Oak View Zeus August x Jo-Dee Wonderment Nuclear-ET 2E92 x Valligrove Jetway Nora 2E93-Grand Champion, Central National 2007

Winterfield Herd developed by the Bott Family... Scientific Sweetie Rae-ET 2nd dam of Sybilrae, 3rd dam of Rae


Sibylrae-ET EX 91

Atwood x Winterfield LJ Stormy Rae EX 91 x Scientific Sweetie Rae-ET EX 92 back to the Roxie’s

Wilsondale Durham Trend-ET 3rd dam of Trend

Wilsondale Tal Trendedy-ET 2nd dam of Trend



Armani x Winterfield Shot Tamale-ET EX 90 x Wilsondale Tal Trendedy-ET EX 92 x Wilsondale Durham Trend-ET EX 92


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Sanchez x Winterfield Advent Saucy EX 90 x Sipka Dundee Sparkle-ET EX 91. Several generations VG & Excellent back to Blackrose


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Ziems Denver Excitement

Greenlea Ad Ace-Red EX-93 94-MS

1st Fall Calf, Eastern Spring National Show 2019 ~ Excitement will be offered ~ Daughters of Dundee Ebony offered by Tattoo, Undenied, Doorman & Denver

3rd Aged Cow, Eastern Spring National R&W Show 2019 ~ Daughters: All That, Nominated AA R&W Summer Yrlg. 2016 & Caramac, Nominated Junior AA Winter Calf 2018 ~ Daughters offered by Jordy-Red (5), Altitude-Red (6), Warrior-Red & Ammo-P

Dam: Ziems Atwood Elani VG-85 (1st Senior 2-Year-Old, WI District 6 2017) 2nd Dam: Ziems-EF Dundee Ebony 2E-92 (Reserve Grand, WI District 6 2013) 3rd Dam: 3E-92 Gibson 4th Dam: Krull Broker Elegance 3E-96

Dam: Yursden Kite Caramac-Red EX-92 (2x All-American R&W)

Sherona-Hill Applesnack VG-86

Ziems-LKH Damion Muddy 2E-92

11th Milking Yearling, WDE 2018 5th Sr. 2-Year-Old, Eastern Spring National Show 2019

2nd Aged Cow, WI Dist. 6 2015 D: Ziems-LKH Outside Ms Mudd 3E-94 3D: East-Cupcake Muddy Water 4E-95

• due as a 2nd calf Senior 2 in Sept. Sire: Windbrook D: Sherona-Hill Applesauce EX-90 2D: Apple-Red EX-96

~ Daughters to be offered: Avalanche Sr. & Jr. 2-Year-Olds (both RC); heifers by Doorman, Tattoo, Artist & Denver

~ Daughters to be offered by Jordy & Unstopabull (4)

Prestige-Gen As Kicker VG-89

Ar-Line Brady Alia VG-85

1st Jr. 2-Year-Old, WI Dist. 6 2015

10th Jr. 2-Year-Old, WDE 2018

Sire: Alexander D: BVK Atwood Alex VG-89 2D: Ms Kingstead Chief Adeen EX-94 3D: C Aitkenbrae Starbuck Ada EX-94

D: VG-88 Talent 2D: VG-89 Stormatic 3D: Shoremar Alicia EX-97 ~ Due late June to Addison

~ Daughters to be offered: Solomon & Diamondback (RC) 2-year-olds; heifers by Jacoby & Doorman

Tim, Leah, Claire & Luke Ziemba 1397 Hillside Road Cambridge, WI 53523 315-730-3312 tziemba@hotmail.com

Stop in to Smithcrest Holsteins, W7465 Cty. Trk. Q, Watertown, Wis., to see our milking cattle or our Cambridge location for heifers. More information on the Tag Sale will be posted on Facebook (Timothy Ziemba and a future sale page). NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION - 87


Richman Farms Backed by Goldwyn, Bonnet has records to 37,000M Confirmed pregnant to Beemer

Thanks to Tim Abbott for making her available.

Lindale Sid Bonnet EX94 Pine-Tree Splendid x Diamondback x EX91 Atwood x Apple Recent purchase from the Steiner’s Embryo’s exported and sold domestic Contract to SWISSBEC Inquires Welcome! Owned with Randall Kiko Pine-Tree Arria 7897 -Red-ET Dam EX94 Rubens Simply has an Armani Sept. Calf & Diamondback Jr. Two Year Old ready to calve. Jordy pregnancies on the way! ON FLUSH PROGRAM! Owned with Randall Kiko

Stranshome Simply-Red EX93 25,110M 3.7%F 923LBF Grand Champion Ohio State Fair 2017 Res. Grand Wisc. Spring Show 2016

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John & Joan Judd 8978 Cty. Rd. G, Mt. Horeb, WI 53572 608-832-6673 ph & fax juddscows@tds.net VISITORS WELCOME ANYTIME!


Wisconsin’s Distinguished Holstein Breeder Award Winners 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Mike & Valerie Holschbach, Baraboo Don & Liz Mayer, Bloomer Jeff & Kate Hendrickson, Belleville Carl & Bonnie Werner, Beaver Dam Jeff & Kate Hendrickson, Belleville Bob & Kathy Traynor, Spring Valley Bob & Karyn Schauf, Barron Brian & Wendy Fust, Wausau R. Paul Buhr, Viroqua Joseph & Chris Brantmeier, Sherwood Allen & Pat Rippchen, Richland Center Bauer Families, Scandinavia Tom Lyon, Westfield Roger & Peggy Borgwardt and William & Judy Borgwardt, Valders John & Mary Cull, Lomira David Rose, Eden Marty & Trudy Kinyon, Lone Rock Tom & Gin Kestell, Waldo Robert Snow, Sparta Wallace Behnke, Brooklyn Hendrik & Bonnie Van Dyk, New Richmond

1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977

Joseph & Marion Kuehn, Egg Harbor Steve & Kay Holte, Westby Niles & Elmo, Jr. Wendorf, Ixonia Dan & Barbara Wyss, Monroe Maurice & Geri Cooper, DeForest David Bachman, Sr., Sheboygan Falls Eugene Nelson, Union Grove Roger Heeg, Marshfield Richard Kretzschmar, Mellen William Hageman, Fond du Lac Robert Behling, Cumberland Jim Battist, Waterloo Duane Hegna, Baraboo Richard Towns, Janesville Clarence Boyke, Fond du Lac Gus Wendorf, Ixonia Don & Keith Long, Weyauwega Wayne Baier, Elmwood Richard Kruschke, New Richmond John Selz, Humbird Gordon Berg, Brownsville Elroy Borgwardt, Valders

Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder Award Winners 2019 2018 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998

Kurt & Sarah Loehr, Eden Joe & Sarah Sarbacker, Belleville Adam Borchert, Auburndale Matt & Travis Smith, Watertown Troy & Jaime Noble, Lancaster Ryan & Traci Weigel, Platteville and Ryan & Brandi Kamps, Belmont Chad & Amy Ryan, Fond du Lac * Craig Carncross, Lodi (*2017) Chris & Kathie McCullough, Juda Todd Borgwardt, Valders Bill & Kelle Calvert, Cuba City Mark & Angie Ulness, Valders* Bruce and Brenda Long, New London* Lynn & Sara Harbaugh and Willis & Carla Gunst, Pine River Andrew & Lynette Buttles, Lancaster* Tom Cull & Joel Kietzman, Lomira Brian & Cindy Krull, Lake Mills Roger & Faye Hildebrandt, Hustisford Scott Pralle & Pam Selz-Pralle, Humbird* Lonnie & Dana Kepler, Viola Todd & Trish Hoesly, Brodhead


1997 Mike & Valerie Holschbach, Baraboo 1996 Jeff & Kate Hendrickson, Belleville 1995 Kent & Terry Barnes, Hillsboro 1994 Ralph & Sharon Bredl, Stratford 1993 Robert Webb, Plymouth 1992 Gary & Rose Boyke, Fond du Lac* 1991 Charles Kruschke, New Richmond 1990 Dan Natzke, Greenleaf 1989 Elmo Wendorf, Jr., Ixonia* 1988 Joe & Jim Wautier 1987 Steve Fronk 1986 Doug & Linda Hodorff, Eden 1985 Bob Schauf, Barron 1984 Tom Pearson 1983 Don Mullen 1982 Roger Borgwardt 1981 Robert Lentz 1980 Eugene Peper 1979 William & Jeanne Nass 1978 Allen Rippchen, Richland Center 1977 Niles Wendorf, Ixonia *National Winner

Wisconsin’s Past National Directors 1903-1907 1907-1911 1911-1915 1918-1930 1919-1935 1921-1922 1948 1930-1932 1932-1941

W. J. Gillett S. B. Jones John G. Voss Fred Pabst R. J. Schaefer John Kelley G. Howard Clapp J. P. Riordan Fred J. Southcott

1935-1939 1939-1947 1951-1949 1947-1955 1955-1963 1963-1971 1971-1973 1973-1983 1983-1995

W. L. Baird H. F. Schroeder John Wuethrich Harvey A. Nelson Elsmer Berg Gene Nelson Allen Hetts Elroy Borgwardt John Selz

1986-1994 1994-1997 1995-2002 1998-2006 2006-2012 2010-2016 2012-2018 2018-

David Bachman Keith Stump Linda Hodorff Elmo Wendorf Jr. Robert Nigh Jr. Corey Geiger R. Paul Buhr Jr. Robert Webb

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MARATHON COUNTY HOLSTEIN BREEDERS Registered Holstein and Brown Swiss calves available now through the end of the year. Clark County Junior Champion Brown Swiss 2017 sold off the farm at only 2 weeks old!

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Jim & Deb Ploeckelman & Family 5930 Silver Leaf Rd., Athens, WI 54411 715.257.9060 Joey - 715.297.5974

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Family-Affair SKB Jav Jingl GP-83    

Housed at New-Day Dairy W/D Strack, Athens, WI • 715-257-7376

Ded-Dit Holsteins Wishing everyone a successful show season! A Grass-Based dairy farm with Strong Cow Families Sam & Jenn Zimmermann Mason, Adelle, Neah & Garrison E2259 County Rd. Q, Ringle, WI 54471 Cell: 715-218-8619

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Animals housed at Fustead Holsteins

Doug Dittmar 6006 - 3 Birch Street, Schofield, WI 54476 715-571-0843

Gary Stankowski Owner Home: 3860 Sugar Bush Rd. Mosinee, WI 54455 (715) 693-3197 Farm: 543 Hwy. S Mosinee, WI 54455 (715) 693-0799

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Visitors welcome by appointment

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Mike, Barb, Madison & Abigail Borchardt W4370 Wien Drive, Edgar, WI 54426 715-352-2448

EX-92 7-03 365 39,272M 1449F 1074P

Stetzerlann Toystory Bonnie EX-92 2E EX-95MS ~ 7 calves at 10-00

Call Milkyhill Cattle Sales for rates. Contact ED mielke 715-574-2931

DAL-SKI HOLSTEINS David & Paulette Lemanski

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Congratulations and job well done by these kids at the Wisconsin Valley Fair: Makenna Dombeck (our granddaughter) and the neighbor kids, Alexa Chaney and Kelsey Davis.

June Classification Update • 1 new EX • 5 multiple E’s • 18 new VGs Looking for project calves for next year? Give us a call!

NOR-WAY-PETE FARMS, INC. 1751 Cherry Drive, Eland, WI 54427 8/18 RHA: 3x 29,764 3.85 1146 2.98 886 Chad & Andy Peterson, owners 715-302-0482 Visitors Always Welcome!

Marathon County Holstein Association Cooperative Raffle Tickets Available! Prizes 1st place: Choice of 5 Registered Holstein calves or $1000 cash 2nd place: Aesculup GT474 Cattle Clippers 3rd place: 2 regular season Packers tickets 4th place: $250 Nasco gift card 5th place: $250 Fleet Farm gift card 6th place: $100 Texas Roadhouse gift card Drawing held August 17, 2019 at the Athens Fair $20 per ticket or 6 for $100 Need not be present to win

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the National Convention! Come enjoy our famous deep fried cheese curds on Wednesday night at the National Convention Sale.

A Homebred Favorite Owned by: Thomas & Florine Bunkelman Brooke, Brent & Brodie


Sky-Reach Equation Destiny VG-88 EX-MS at 3Y

In life we all have struggles, but to be faced with cancer and the hard times, we are still going at it and loving what we do. We have bred some show winners like Tomkins Mr Burns Sizzler-Red and Tomkins Hztry Sizzlin Sunshine as well as 40 homebred Excellent cows - something to be very proud of!

F4680 Walnut Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 Ph.: 715-581-6460 E-mail: tomkinsfarm@yahoo.com 96 - NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION

~ Recently raised 5 points in classification ~ Backed by 9 generations of VG or EX ~ Same maternal line as Durham ~ 7th dam is Snow-N Denises Dellia EX-95 2E ~ Bred to Bradnick


Hank, Shannon, Gabe, Jonah & Lily Boschma Athens, WI 715-205-7303


One of our Favorite 2-Year-Olds

A favorite at Fustead Holsteins

      

Bosside Gatedancer 1185-ET VG-87 88-MS

      

Fustead Monterey Lefty-ET

   

   

John & Tineke Boschma H4370 Townline Rd., Colby, WI 54421 PH: 715-223-0534 Fax: 715-223-1114 E-Mail: bossideholsteins@hotmail.com RHA: 55 cows 24,000M 1014F 788P BAA: 107.8%


FUSTEAD HOLSTEINS      

Dam of L-L-M-Dairy Passat #10 on the Proven Bull List

Tree-Hayven Gldn Aspen VG-85 at 3-01 Golden Dreams x Rhineland Durham Amy EX-95 We are looking forward to seeing how Aspen’s winter yearling, Samway Solomon Ascend, and her winter calf, Samway Crush Allure, develop. Aspen is due back in December with a Doorman heifer calf.

Wayne, Samantha & Justin Giese      

L-L-M-Dairy Mogul Pier-ET VG-87 VG-MS 2-00 2x 356 27,327 3.8 948 3.1 757 3-02 2x 314 29,816 3.9 1165 3.1 943 4-03 2x 286 29,205 3.4 1003 3.1 901 5-02 2x 365 37,105 3.6 1394 3.0 1147

Pier is a very trouble-free cow that is very nice to have around. Great production and a very nice calving interval. Pier is a daughter of the great Procky! Looking forward to calving in Pier’s Jedi daughter. Leon & Lyle Matthiae 231056 Hwy. Q, Ringle, WI 54471 715-297-8485 Leon 715-297-8483 Lyle www.llmdairy.com Visitors always welcome NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION - 97





    

       

                     

                

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          


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Walt Wessel 9 9 3( 3 1%%+%8 PAST PRESIDENT Trent Henkes 9 9 3( 3 4!-! NATIONAL DIRECTOR Mark Kerndt 9 9 !)- 3 !4*.-


INDEX                                                                                                




                                                                                                  

                                                                                                 

Ohio Holstein Association

Wisconsin Holstein Association

PO Box 479, W Wo ooster,, Ohio, 44691

902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 Phone (608) 356-2114 • Fax (608) 356-6312 1-800-223-4269

330-264-9800 Email: oholstein@sssnet.com www.ohioholstein.com

Officers Bill Indoe, President, Lodi - 330-608-9770 Chris Lahmers, Vice President, Marysville- 614-306-71944 Ethan Steinerr, Secretary, Marshallville - 330-466-8961 Kaye Janes, T Trreasurerr, Wo Wooster - 330-464-4134 Directors Waarren, 330-770-8014 Gary Kibler, W Rod Campbell, Minerva, 330-862-2028

www.wisholsteins.com WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION STAFF: Laura Wackershauser, Executive Director Mara Budde, Director of Communications Kristen Broege, Director of Sales and Membership WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Craig Carncross, President - Lodi, 608-592-2560 Steve Endres, Vice President - Waunakee, 608-279-5952 Erica Ullom, Secretary - Bloomer, 715-933-0477 Heather Jauquet, Executive Committee - Pulaski, 920-371-7511 Pam Selz-Pralle, Executive Committee - Humbird, 715-334-3434 Bob Cramer Jr. - Juda, 608-558-7775 Sara Feldmann - Howards Grove, 920-980-9704 Joseta Halbur - Eden, 715-821-9672 Craig Krohlow - Black Creek, 920-639-5388 Kurt Loehr - Eden, 920-602-0101 Sherry Siemers-Peterman - Cleveland, 920-946-0123 Ryan Weigel - Platteville, 608-434-4109

NATIONAL DIRECTORS: Bob Webb - 920-377-1079 Corey Geiger, Vice President - 920-650-0294 NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION - 105

INNOVATION Monitoring • TSU • Matched Pair Sets

Holstein - TSU Matched Pair Set

2805 E. 14th Street DFW Airport, TX 75261 106 - NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION



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aAa NA DMS 126/123 GTPI +2178 -196M +.00% -7F +.03% +2P 76% Rel. Type + 3.78 76% Rel. UDC +3.85 FLC +1.95 NM $229 CM $245 DPR +2.4 PL +3.4 SCS 2.85 CDCB PTS 4/19

d #1 UDC Genomic R&W Sire d #2 Type Genomic R&W Sire d Unstopabull-Red x VG-86 Doorman x 10 Generations VG or EX Dams that includes Redrose-Red




aAa 234165 DMS 345/456 GTPI +2803 +524M +.35% +116F +.09% +42P 76% Rel. Type + 1.76 75% Rel. UDC +2.28 FLC +1.38 NM $945 CM $993 DPR +2.9 PL +5.1 SCS 2.73 CDCB PTS 4/19

d Top 200 GTPI Genomic Sire* d The only genomic bull higher with +524 Milk and +.35% Fat

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d +2.28 UDC and $1012 DW$ d Achiever x Detour

x 9 Generations VG or EX Dams

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