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Holstein Herald

Winter 2013

Illinois Holstein Herald

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2014 Dairy Summit

Wednesday, January 22 IAA/Illinois Farm Bureau Building 1701 Towanda Ave Bloomington, IL 61701

Tuesday, January 21 Highland Community College H Building 2998 W. Pearl City Rd Freeport, IL

Sponsored by: Illinois Milk Producers’ Association University of Illinois Extension

Thursday, January 23 Kaskaskia College Life-Long Learning Center 27210 College Road Centralia, Illinois 62801

Regional Dairy Summits

Three regional dairy meetings are scheduled for Illinois. Program topics include: feeding strategies for 2014, transitioning with efficiency, calf management, and finding the next 10 pounds of milk with a producer panel at each meeting .

Focusing on profitability

Registration and booth visiting Welcome Jim Fraley, IMPA Profit Margins in 2014 Mike Hutjens, UIUC, Dairy Specialist, emeritus Fine Tuning Calf Feeding Programs Jim Drackley, UIUC Dairy Specialist

January 21-23, 2014

9:30 to 10:00 a.m. 10:00 to 10:05 a.m. 10:05 to 10:50 a.m. 10:50 to 11:35 a.m. 11:35 to 11:50 a.m.

Lunch and Booth Visits

RMA Talk On Farm Bill and Dairy Program Jim Fraley, IMPA Introduction of Booth Sponsors Dave Fischer

12:05 to 1:15 p.m.

11:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

1:15 to 1:30 p.m.

2:00 to 2:45 p.m.

1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Your Dairy Check Off at Work  Marla Behrends, Midwest Dairy Association  St. Louis District Dairy Council Transitioning with Efficiency Phil Cardoso, UIUC Dairy Specialist Panel: Finding the Next 10 lbs of Milk  Dave Fischer, Dairy Summit Coordinator  Mike Hutjens, UIUC, Dairy Specialist, emeritus  HCC: Doug Block, Pearl City  IAA: George Kasbergen, Mansfield  KCC: Clint Harre, Nashville Questions Summit Adjourned 2:45 to 2:55 p.m.

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Holstein Association USA—Your Source For

New Visual 840 Official Ear Tags

ExAmPlES OF 840 VISUAl EAR TAgS

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fficial animal identification has been a hot topic over the past several months, with many states updating their ID rules for interstate movement, and World Dairy Expo requiring animals to have an officially-recognized ID tag in their ears. Holstein Association USA is pleased to expand our ear tag line-up to include visual (non-electronic) 840 official tags, providing several options to meet official ID requirements. Program Basics

USDA implemented the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule earlier this year, which specifies that cattle travelling across state borders must have an official tag in their ear. After March 2014, tags being sold as official ADT tags must be either 840 tags, which will be offered by Holstein USA, or USDA metal tags. At that point, tag distributors will no longer be able to sell American ID tags as official ID, those with an eight-digit number, such as what Holstein USA currently offers.

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Producers have until March 2015 to use up their remaining inventory of American ID tags, including current non-840 Holstein tags. After that point, all tags being applied to animals must be the official tags bearing either 840 or the USDA metal tag number series. Animals tagged before March 2015 with an older-style number will not need to be retagged; those tags will be grandfathered in as official. We recommend that producers begin the transition to official 840 tags after using up current tag inventories, to ensure compliance well before the March 2015 deadline. While the requirement for interstate movement is just one official 840 tag, Holstein USA ID rules still require two ear tags, one in each ear, for Tag ID. The first inventory tag should be one of the official 840 tags; any supplemental tag you receive, such as a custom tag for registration, will have the matching 840 number printed on it, but not the other official USDA logos or statements. If you are currently using the 840 RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) button tag, you are already compliant and can continue tagging your animals as you have been. Note that the RFID button is different from a standard non-840 mini-round tag; RFID buttons are thicker, and all white with a black center (no other color options are available). At this time, Tag 1 (Official 840) Tag 2 (For Tag ID registration) there is no option for a non-RFID RFID 840 Button Tag Large or Maxi tag (may be a custom tag) official 840 mini-round tag. The chart, Visual 840 Junior Tag Large or Maxi tag (may be a custom tag) right, shows the combinations that Mini-round, Junior, Large or Maxi tag will ensure compliance with both state Visual 840 Large or Maxi Tag (may be a custom tag) ID regulations and Holstein Tag ID.

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About the New 840 Visual Tags

While the physical attributes of the tags are the same in the size, tagger used and color options, space on the tags is limited because of information required by USDA. Large and Maxi official 840 tags are not able to have custom information printed on them; however, you can continue to order a custom tag (as a second tag to meet Tag ID requirements) through EASY ID as normal. How Do I Make the Switch?

Holstein USA customer service will be happy to help you make the switch to official 840 tags. Before calling to place an order, you must have an official Premises ID Number for your farm. If you need to obtain a Premises ID, please contact your state Department of Agriculture to register for one. Next, decide which size and color option you would like and the series of herd management numbers you need. When you call to order your next series of tags, simply inform the customer service representative that you would like to switch to official 840 tags. With questions or for more information, please contact us at 800.952.5200.

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Additional Resources

The visual and electronic 840 tags available through Holstein USA will ensure your animals are compliant with the ear tag section of the ADT rule, however we recommend you contact your State Department of Agriculture to learn more about the animal health documentation required to transport animals. Additionally, the complete traceability rule and other helpful links can be found at the ADT homepage: www.aphis.usda.gov/traceability/. For further assistance, contact your Holstein USA Regional Representative:

Tim Ewing • 417.818.6455

RFID Button TAg COlOR OPTIONS Red Yellow Blue Pink

Orange White Green Purple

tewing@holstein.com Holstein Association USA, Inc. • www.holsteinusa.com • 800.952.5200 Illinois Holstein Herald

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ILLINOIS HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION_ ___________ Officers

Directors - Term Expires 2014

President.............................................................................................................. Brian Olbrich 1318 Rte. 23, Harvard, 60033; 815/482-7426; holbrichholsteins@hotmail.com Vice-President...................................................................................................... Jason Oertel 32633 Delhi Rd., Brighton, 62012; 618/779-9060; jtoertel@sbcglobal.net

Boone-Winnebago ............................................. Jennifer Wakeley, Rockford

815/978-8528

Clinton ...................................................................... Mike Netemeyer, Carlyle 618/594-3190 Effingham ...................................................................... Toby Probst, Wheeler

217/925-5459

Heart of Illinois ...............................................Christy O’Connor, Kankakee

815/530-0331

Treasurer................................................................................................................. Carol Jones 23485 N 3100 East Rd., Emington, 60934; 815/934-5551; skipcarolj@gmail.com

Lincolnland ............................................................ Roger Bauman, Nokomis 217/563-7692

Secretary........................................................................................................ Tina Hall-Yagow 906 N. 12th Street, Rochelle, 61068; 815/757-0852; tinahall99@yahoo.com

McHenry-Lake ..................................................... Gary Janssen, Wauconda 847/224-7857

Executive Members

Southern ........................................................... Joann Hartmann, Waterloo 618/939-7075

Steve Irwin ....................................................................................................... Heart of Illinois 9400 Meridian Rd., Beason, 62512; 217/447-3220; samirwin@itsintheair.net

Directors - Term Expires 2015

McHenry-Lake ................................................................... Ed Smith, Antioch 847/372-0602 Mississippi-Valley ............................ Herb Schmiedeskamp, Camp Point

Gary Janssen ................................................................................................... McHenry-Lake 28548 Burnett Rd., Island Lake, 60042; 847/224-7857 John Mitchell............................................................................................ Boone-Winnebago 11587 Edwardsville, Winnebago, 61088; 815/703-5614; mitchellsholsteins@gmail.com

217/593-6668

Boone-Winnebago ..............................................John Mitchell, Winnebago 815/703-5614 Clinton ..................................................................Harvey Harpstrite, Trenton 618/224-9852 Gateway ...................................................................... Jason Oertel, Brighton 618/779-9060

Ed Smith ............................................................................................................. McHenry-Lake 43386 N. Scott St., Antioch, 60002; 847/372-0602; ed.pat@att.net

Gateway .....................................................Ron Schaufelberger, Greenville 618/664-0789

Kevin Wendling.........................................................................................................Effingham 13500 North 400th St., Altamont, 62411; 618/483-5532; kjholsteins@altamont.net

Northwest ............................................................................Glen Meier, Ridott 815/238-8540

* Mississippi-Valley ................................................. Jeff Thorman, Macomb

309/769-5494

Northwest .......................................................... Carol Timmerman, Galena 815/777-0318 Tri-County ............................................................ Dale Drendel, Hampshire 847/766-0326

Illinois Holstein Herald Editor & Webmaster Julie Drendel Ashton 2664 N 2950th Rd., Marseilles, IL 61341 815/766-0045 · 847/683-7570 (fax) · julieashton12@gmail.com

Southern.........................................................Norbert Hasheider, Okawville

618/243-6312

Directors - Term Expires 2016 Effingham ................................................................ Howard Dust, Shumway 217/663-2395

Holstein Association USA Director

Heart of Illinois ............................................................... Steve Irwin, Beason

Boyd Schaufelberger 1254 IL Rte 127, Greenville, IL 62246 · schaufine@att.net · 618/664-2576

217/447-3220

Lincolnland ..................................................................................... Kasey Klein

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Tri-County ...................................................................Roger Koehn, Peotone 815/784-6006

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

ADVERTISER’S INDEX________________________________________ Ainger Farms B&B Bagging B-J-Grove BLM Fall Dairy Bluff-Ridge Blukel Holsteins Bri-Mel Acres Car-Mer Farm, LLP Cearfield Farm Char-La-Don Clint-Clair Farms Coxbrook Farms Cross-Wake Dairy Dair-E-Land Holsteins DoDel Holsteins Edler Farm The Edwards Family Ellingson’s White Hill Elm Farms, Inc. Erbacres Holsteins Page 4

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Evergreen Lawn Farm Flat-Net Dairy Gaf-Fine Farms, Inc. Glendell H. Farms, Ltd. Glenkeen Holsteins Golden Oaks Farm Halldale Farms Holbric Holsteins Holstein Association USA Hunter Haven Farms, Inc. Interglobe Genetics Irwindale Holsteins J-Maker Dairy Farm K-J Holsteins K-Lane Farms Kaco-Vu Kochnook Farm Koester Dairy Koll-Kreek Laeschway Dairy

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Lenkaitis Holsteins Lindale Holsteins Luck-E Holsteins Lucky-King Holsteins Ludwig Farms Lyonden Farm Mackinson Dairy Farm Macomber Farm Meier Meadows Mil-R-Mor Mitchell’s Holsteins Net-A-Way Farms Dairy O-Bee Holsteins Oertel Farms, Inc. Platz Dairy Farm Pleasantland Farm Po-Cop Holsteins Probstland Dairy R-Homestead Farm R-Vision Holsteins

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Ravendale Farm Red Carpet Holsteins Roblee Farms Rolling Lawns Farms Rotesown Schaufine Farms Schaulane Holsteins Select Sires Shannondoah Holsteins Show-N-Style Cattlle Smith, Ed Sunshine Genetics Team Holsteins Vital-I Von-View Dairy Farm Wildvale Reg. Holsteins Will-Can-Do Holsteins Winter Dairy Farm Zehrview Holsteins

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REGULARS____________________ FEATURES_____________________ Advertisers Index.........................................................................................................4

4-H Dairy Judging Contest...................................................................... 15

Board Attendance.......................................................................................................4

4-H Dairy Quizbowl Contest................................................................... 13

Calendar..........................................................................................................................4 District News.............................................................................................................. 12 Dutchess Domain..................................................................................................... 10 From the President.....................................................................................................6

Allen Tucker Memorial Scholarship..................................................... 16 December Board of Directors Meeting.................................................8 Grand National Junior Holstein Show................................................. 13

Junior Journeys......................................................................................................... 10

Holstein Tags...................................................................................................3

Obituaries.................................................................................................................... 16

Illinois Dairy Summit....................................................................................2

CALENDAR___________________ 1/9-1/10 January Committee Meetings, Bloomington, Ill. 1/21 - 1/23 Dairy Summit 1/31 Spring Thing registration deadline 2/5 Spring Midwest Herald deadline 2/14 Allen Tucker Scholarship deadline 3/1 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl competition, Bloomington, Ill. 3/1-3/2 Spring Thing, Bloomington, Ill. 3/29 40th Clinton County Classic, Carlyle, Ill. 4/12 Midwest Spring National Show, Jefferson, Wis. 5/5 Summer Midwest Herald deadline 6/25-6/28 National Holstein Convention, Dubuque, Iowa 7/1 Futurity payment due 7/16 Illinois Holstein Dutchess Contest, Lincoln, Ill. 7/17 Illinois Junior Championship Show, Lincoln, Ill. 7/18 Illinois Championship Show, Lincoln, Ill. 8/13 Illinois State Fair Junior Holstein Show, Springfield, Ill. 8/15 Illinois State Fair Open Holstein Show, Springfield, Ill. 8/16 State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest, Springfield, Ill.

Make sure to check out the Illinois Holstein Association website for the following info: Dairy Summit Spring Thing Registration Allen Tucker Memorial Scholarship

Volume 75, Number 4

Winter 2013

Illinois Holstein Herald is published four times a year, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, at 2664 N 2950th Rd., Marseilles, Illinois, by the Illinois Holstein Association. Subscriptions for members are included as part of the annual membership dues; $20 per year for nonmembers. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Illinois Holstein Herald, 2664 N 2950th Rd., Marseilles, IL 61341.

Illini Futures Sale......................................................................................... 11 Illinois Holstein Association Annual Meeting Minutes....................7 Illinois Junior Spring Thing..................................................................... 10 Illinois Service Award Winner....................................................................9 International Holstein Show................................................................... 14 International Junior Holstein Show..................................................... 15 January Committee Meetings Schedule...............................................8 Mid-East Fall National Holstein Show................................................. 12 October Board of Directors Meeting................................................... 17 Senior Holstein Convention......................................................................9 University of Illinois Dairy Judging Results....................................... 11

BOARD ATTENDANCE_________ Name

District

Roger Bauman Dale Drendel Harvey Harpstrite Joann Hartman Norbert Hasheider Marc Hilgendorf Steve Irwin Gary Janssen Kasey Klein Roger Koehn Glen Meier John Mitchell Mike Netemeyer Christy O’Connor *Jason Oertel * Brian Olbrich Toby Probst * Boyd Schaufelberger Ron Schaufelberger Herb Schmiedeskamp Jim Schumacher Ed Smith Jeff Thorman Carol Timmerman Jennifer Wakeley * Kevin Wendling

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* Denotes officer/past president/National board member

On the Cover: Winter is in the air! Wishing all our Illinois Holstein members a safe and Happy Holiday season!

This issue of the Illinois Holstein Herald was sent to the printer December 20, 2013

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FROM THE PRESIDENT Welcome to the time of year known as winter. I believe it may have started a little earlier this year up in McHenry County. The fall harvest was a little later in our area than normal, but it was a good crop, just seemed to take a while to get it completed. Most of the harvest was completed before December 1, but in traveling to Senior Convention, our group still saw a few fields of corn that still needed to be picked yet. It seemed like winter started around the middle of November with the snow and the unseasonable cooler temperatures that reminded us it was coming. I hope that everyone’s harvest went well and was bountiful! I would like to thank and congratulate the Clinton County Club on hosting such a nice event as they did with the recent state convention. The second annual Futures Sale was another success. Gary Janssen did a great job again as chairman for that sale. The banquet had a great turnout especially considering the challenging weather that happened during that

time. As I start off with my term as President, I look back at the changes that our association has gone through these past 3 years. Our association owes former President Kevin Wendling a huge “THANK YOU” for his leadership and forward thinking to help our organization move forward! The Executive committee and board also deserve credit for helping him make the progress that we have made! Without that leadership, our association would not be able to come close to being able to put on a National Convention in 2015. That being said, we still have a long way to go, and even shorter time to get there. Hopefully, with help of our board, and most importantly our MEMBERSHIP, we will be able to rise to the occasion and have a successful convention. The committee chairs and committee members planning convention are a very strong group of people. Let’s make sure to give them help when they ask for It.

FROM THE BOARD The Holstein Association USA board of directors held its fall meeting in late November in Chicago, Ill. A number of important conversations and decisions took place and we’ll take a few moments to share some of the highlights. Activity in the Upper Midwest has been quite brisk. As part of its business objectives for 2013, our National Association is holding a membership contest within three divisions. In the large division, Wisconsin has added over 150 members and is the first state in that division to pass its goal. That excellent performance was met by Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio which were all state’s that met goals of adding at least 15 new members in the medium herd category. Together these 7 states accounted for over 40 percent of the new members this year for the entire organization. Holstein Complete continues to pay dividends for both members that utilize the program and the Association. Through September, we were just shy 280,000 cows from 1,834 herds. This group only represents 12 percent of the membership, however these Holstein Complete herds account for 83 percent of the TriStar production records, 53 percent of the classified cows and 39 percent of registrations. On average, Holstein Complete herds save 14 percent on the bundle of services. In addition, an additional 5 percent is saved when running genomic tests. If your dairy hasn’t enrolled in Holstein Complete, contact your Holstein field representative to learn more about potential cost savings your herd could realize by utilizing Page 6

_______________ Starting with our upcoming committee meetings, that group of people have some very tough and difficult decisions to make. The decisions that get made at these meetings will shape how the next 2 years are going to proceed. I am very excited to be able to be apart of this whole process, but at the same time a little concerned. In less than 18 months, the 2015 National Convention will be here! We as a entire state membership need to work together so this convention can be a huge success. I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe Holiday season. This next year will be challenging for the National Convention Committees, and our association, but I believe we are blessed to have such a great group of people working towards that common goal! I hope to see you in January at the Committee Meetings.

Brian Olbrich

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the bundled services the program offers to breeders. N o t only have Holstein Complete herds come to appreciate potential savings from using multiple services, so have all breeders that register cattle. In 2003, the average cost of registrations was $11.55. One decade later, costs for all registrations fell by $3.76 to $7.79 per Holstein. The savings have come about two-fold — members registering calves at an earlier age and people taking advantage of the $1 discount per head when registering animals with eartags. From a revenue standpoint, this could be the first negative cash flow year in quite some time. A number of small factors have contributed to this situation including a slight down tick in registrations, TriStar, pedigrees and ear tag sales. While classification revenues are up, the SET program (Sire Evaluation for Type) is down 12 percent. Transfers are up substantially this year. This is in part due to some substantial large herd transfers. Even so, traditional transfers are up. Additionally, Agri-Tech Analytics, one of the nation’s four records processing centers, had revenues off the projected pace. As far as the Reserve Fund is concerned, it is up over 10 percent this year and is valued over $26 million. As for future projects, the Elite Cow Project now has 651 genomic samples in study. The

Holstein genetic research team will be pouring over the data and plans to compare this group to the general Holstein population. In doing so, the team plans to potentially publish scientific papers to establish population baselines on these unique cows. After that takes place, the data will be shared with the greater dairy community. It should take a year to compete this process. On another genetics front, research on the feeding efficiency project continues to go well. In September, the first international discussion took place in Illinois. Attendees came from across the U.S. and 18 additional countries. This study could have industry-wide implications once the entire study is completed. The board also discussed several items relating to the CDCB (Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding). Efforts are being made towards finalizing the Material Licensing Agreement for HAUSA to protect our members’ best interest. Former president Chuck Worden is part of a committee set to hire two new employees to replace the interim administrators at CDCB. Lastly, the Association restructured its Dairy Herd Services Department. The newly created Holstein Genetic Services Department more correctly describes the products and services. It is our pleasure to represent you on the national Holstein board. If you have questions or concerns, we’d appreciate hearing from you.

Your National Directors, Paul Buhr, Corey Geiger, Mark Kerndt, Boyd Schaufelberger Winter 2013


ILLINOIS HOLSTEIN ANNUAL MEETING December 6, 2013 · O’Fallon, Ill.

The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Illinois Holstein Association was called to order at 9:10 a.m. by President Kevin Wendling with 40 members and 3 staff present. Minutes of the 2012 meeting were distributed by Secretary Tina Yagow. Boyd Schaufelberger moved to approve the minutes as printed, the motion was seconded by Dale Drendel and the motion carried. The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Treasurer Carol Jones. A motion to approve was made by Joann Hartman, seconded by Herb Schmieskamp and the motion carried. Midwest Dairy Report was given by Marla Behrends, who spoke about how Checkoff dollars are being used and new exciting promotions with the “Fuel Up to Play 60” program. She spoke about the relationship with McDonalds and other national restaurant chains and how they are selling dairy products. Holstein USA Representative Tim Ewing spoke about new tags available from Holstein USA and encouraged people to contact him any time they have questions. National Director’s Report was given by Boyd Schaufelberger. Holstein USA will not host regional meetings this upcoming year, they are going to try to conserve finances by doing a webcast of the one meeting they will host in Brattleboro. They will try to send staff to more state meetings to make up for not having the regional meetings. Registrations and classifications are up slightly this year, but they project to end the year with a budget short-fall. Boyd spoke about research projects, like the Elite Cow project. National Holstein joined a partnership with Red & White to handle registrations and recordkeeping. Boyd was proud to acknowledge Bob Miller and Mil-RMor as the national-recognized “Elite Breeder”. Lucas Clanton from Illinois has been added to the qualified judges list and many other Illinois members have been on the list for years. This is Boyd’s last year on the Holstein USA board and he thanks the IHA for their support during his term. The Extension Report was given by David Fischer and Gene McCoy. Illinois Dairy Summits will be scheduled late in January, the 21st, 22nd and 23rd at three locations throughout the state. Dave told the group about new staff members at the University. He also spoke about the accomplishments of the Dairy Quiz Bowl and Judging teams and the scholarship program. Gene McCoy clarified that the Dairy Farm is still in operation at the University and much research is being done there. Gene talked about the travels and Illinois Holstein Herald

placings of his Judging team. Committee Reports Dutchess: The IHA Dutchess for this year is Morgan Bollech. Membership: Membership numbers increased over last year, we now have about 502 Senior members and 236 Junior members. National Convention 2015: Over $30,000 has been raised for the Convention already. Ron asked the Clubs to consider a donation to show support for the event from the members. Sponsor letters were handed out and Ron asked members to take those to local businesses, veterinarians and such. We are starting to put together the promotional video to be shown at the 2014 Convention in Iowa. Julie is also starting to collect names of farms from Illinois for a Virtual Tour video to be shown on buses during the convention – filming should be done during the warmer months of 2014 so don’t wait until the last minute to sign-up! Planning and Evaluation: Committee chairmen Gary Janssen suggested everyone attend the Committee Meetings in January to help plan for the future of the association. Public Relations: Editor Julie Ashton spoke on behalf of the Public Relations Committee and said the winter Herald will go out in January. Julie would like to collect a list of all Club Officers to publish. State Sales: The profit from the State Sale in the Spring of 2013 in Freeport was around $8,000. Gary Janssen spoke about the Futures Sale from yesterday, 21 lots were sold. We estimate profit will be a little less than last year. State Show: Thanks to an increase in sponsorships, the profit from the 2013 State Show was around $2,800, which will be saved for future years to off-set times when there may be less sponsors.

Youth: Committee Chairman Glen Meier talked about the accomplishments of the Juniors at National Convention 2013. Glen thanked everyone for their support and donations to the Silent and Live Auction to raise funds for the Juniors. Executive: President Kevin Wendling thanked the Executive Committee members for working so hard to tackle the financial record-keeping and is proud that we are finally at a point where we feel confident with our accounting. Resolutions were made by Ray Hess, Larry Kleiner and Gene McCoy. • Be it resolved to approve the acts and deeds of the officers and Board of Directors for the past year. • Be it resolved to thank Boyd Schaufelberger for serving on the Board of Holstein USA and representing the members of Illinois Holstein Association and other Holstein members throughout the US. • Be it resolved to thank Morgan Bollech for her service as Illinois Holstein Dutchess and Delana Erbsen for her service as Little Miss Holstein. • Be it resolved to thank all officers, employees and State Committee chairmen and sitting directors for their efforts and accomplishments this past year. • Be it resolved to thank Chairman Gary Janssen and his committee, the sale staff and sponsors, and everyone involved in the Futures Sale for their efforts in hosting the 2013 Illinois Futures Sale. • Be it resolved to thank all sponsors and donors for State and District Illinois Holstein functions. • Be it resolved to thank the coaches and advisors of the Illinois Junior Holstein Association, University of Illinois and Cooperative Extension Service for their

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DECEMBER BOARD MEETING December 6, 2013 · O’Fallon Ill. The December 6, 2013 meeting of the Illinois Holstein Board of Directors was called to order at 11:24 a.m. by President Kevin Wendling. The meeting took place at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon, Illinois with 20 board members and 3 staff present. Treasurer Carol Jones mentioned one of the Associations Certificates of Deposit is about to mature. Boyd Schaufelberger moved that the money be kept liquid in a savings, money market or interest-bearing checking account. The motion was seconded by Harvey Harpstrite and passed. Nominating Committee Chairman Steve Irwin took the podium and nominated Brian Olbrich for President. Ron Schaufelberger moved to accept the nomination by casting a unanimous ballot and the motion was seconded by Harvey Harpstrite and carried. Nominated for Vice-President was Jason Oertel. Gary Janssen moved to accept the nomination by casting a unanimous ballot and the motion was seconded by Glen Meier and carried. Brian Olbrich resumed the chair and opened nominations for the four positions on the Executive Committee. Nominations were made for Ed Smith, Joann Hartman, Gary Janssen, Steve Irwin, and John Mitchell. Harvey Harpstrite moved to close nominations,

Toby Probst seconded the motion. The four members voted to serve on the Executive Board for the upcoming year are Ed Smith, Gary Janssen, Steve Irwin and John Mitchell. New Business Committee Meetings will be January 9 & 10 in Bloomington and we encourage members to attend to help shape the future events and activities of the association. Deadline for the Allen Tucker scholarship is February 15th. Spring Thing will be the first weekend in March. Registration will be available online. The next Dutchess chosen at the 2014 State Show will be the reigning Dutchess at the 2015 National Convention, which will be added notoriety to the person chosen. Please encourage all the young ladies of your club to run for the title. Toby Probst moved to donate $1,000 to the travel expenses for the Kaskaskia College Judging Team to go to Scotland, seconded by Howard Dust. Motion carried. A motion to adjourn was made by Howard Dust, seconded by Herb Schmieskamp and the meeting was adjourned. Respectfully submitted, Tina Yagow, Secretary

JANUARY COMMITTEE MEETINGS January 9-10, 2013 · Bloomington, Ill. Please join at The Chateau in Bloomington, Ill., for the 2014 Committee meetings. The day will be begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Planning & Evaluation committee. This is a change from previous years. Then plan on joining us for the Room: 10:30  -­‐  11:30

Bonaparte  I Planning  and   Evaluation

Board of Director’s meeting January 10. Please let secretary Tina Yagow know if you will be attending and will be eating lunch. More information available on www.illinoisholsteins. com

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11:30-­‐12:30

LUNCH  (Bonaparte  II)

12:30-­‐1:30

Youth

1:30-­‐2:30

State  Sales

2:30-­‐3:30

Dutchess  &  Little   Miss Futurity

State  Show 3:30-­‐4:30

4:30-­‐6:30

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PDCA  Calf  Sale National   Convention   (Bonaparte  II)

Lafayette

Public  Relations Membership Gov't  Affairs

Publications Promotions &  Website

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effort, influence and accomplishments in supporting the youth of the Illinois Holstein Association, as well as those who financially support the IJHA fundraising activities. Be it resolved to thank the Bob Miller family of Mil-R-Mor for hosting the 2013 Illinois Holstein Picnic. Be it resolved to thank the Clinton County Holstein Club for hosting the 2013 Illinois Holstein Convention in O’Fallon. Thanks to Bryan Quanbury, Dairy Bulls Online and Nick Anderson, Illinois Livestock Development, for speaking during the Men’s Program. Thanks to Shrine of our Lady of the Snows and Eckert’s County Store and Farms in Belleville for hosting the Ladies’ Program. Also thanks to Jerry Crownover for his speech at the Awards Banquet. Be it resolved to congratulate Kaskaskia College and University of Illinois for their outstanding participation in the World Dairy Expo Judging Contest and North American International Livestock Exposition. Be it resolved to support the Midwest Dairy Association and their “Fuel Up to Play 60” program, the in-school nutrition and activity program launched by the NDC & NFL, McDonalds and all other initiatives to encourage children to drink milk and include dairy in their diets. Congratulations to Marla Behrends, named Illinois Dairy Person of the Year by IMPA. Be it resolved to congratulate the winners of Junior Breeder, Senior Breeder and the Distinguished Service Award and thank the Erbsen family for sponsoring the awards again this year.

Ray Hess made a motion to approve the resolutions, which was seconded by Merlin Timmerman, and approved by the group. Announcements of new board members to fill or replace those whose terms had expired were taken from the clubs. Steve Irwin from Heart of Illinois was re-elected. Kasey Klein will replace Marc Hilgendorf for Lincolnland. Howard Dust will replace Jim Schumacher from the Effingham Club. Northwest Club membership has dropped them down to two Directors, so Carol Timmerman and Glen Meier will remain in their terms. Dale Drendel moved to seat the new directors, seconded by Ron Schaufelberger, the motion carried. Motion to adjourn was made by John Mitchell, seconded by Bob Miller, and approved by the group. Next year the State Convention will be December 4-5, 2014, at the Pheasant Run, St. Charles, hosted by McHenry-Lake & Tri-County Clubs. Respectfully submitted, Tina Yagow, Secretary

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2013 SENIOR HOLSTEIN CONVENTION December 4-5, 2013 · O’Fallon, Ill.

The 2013 Senior Holstein Convention was held December 4-5, in O’Fallon, Ill. Hosted by the Clinton County Holstein Club, Illinois Holstein members from around the state enjoyed the hospitality of the club and fellowship with other Holstein enthusiasts. On Thursday morning, two programs were held. At the hotel, Brian Quanbury from DairyBullsOnline talked about polled genetics and how to breed for it in your herd. He discussed breeders’ ability to mate for it and the marketability of those genetics. In addition, he discussed their company’s philosophy on market sire genetics as compared to the traditional bull studs. Following Brian, Nic Anderson from the Illinois Livestock Development Group presented on new regulations from the EPA, and how to handle an EPA visit. He stressed the importance of being prepared and cooperating with them as much as possible. He also stressed key management strategies to be

good environmental stewards. Many of the ladies were treated to a morning and afternoon of cooking tips, entertainment and shopping. The ladies viewed the Christmas trees and wreath displays at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville. In the Christmas tree room, decorators and designers from the St. Louis/Metro East displayed their best creations showcasing ‘Songs of the Season’. Also while at the Shrine, ladies were presented with a food art demonstration, including a watermelon carving. The ladies ate lunch at the Shrine restaurant and shopped in the gift shop. Before leaving the Shrine, the ladies viewed a laser show, telling the story of Christ’s birth with dynamic versions of Christmas music. Their next stop was at Eckert’s Orchards Country Store and Garden Center in Belleville. Today, the sixth and seventh generations oversee the daily operations of the Eckert farms. Angie Eckert welcomed the ladies and

offered samples and cooking tips of apples and locally produced cheeses, prior to shopping in the country store and garden center. That afternoon, Holstein members gathered for the second annual Illini Futures Sale. Results of the sale can be found below. Following the sale, the Annual Banquet was held. Jerry Crownover, from Missouri Extension, was the keynote speaker and shared many funny and motivational stories about growing up in the Ozarks. The Clinton County Club also paid tribute to Bert Sinclair, former U of I Extension agent, as one of the pioneering figures in registered cattle in Clinton County. Lastly, the Illinois award winners were announced for 2013. Steve Schwoerer receied the Service Award, Christie Butler the Junior Breeder Award and Joe Platz the Senior Breeder Award. Steve’s can be found below. Christie and Joe’s stories will be in the Spring 2014 edition of the Herald.

2013 SERIVCE AWARD WINNER Steve Schwoerer, Bloomington, Ill.

The 2013 Service Award winner considers himself just a humble dairy farmer, but his involvement in the Illinois Holstein Association has been evident and welcomed for years. This year’s winner is Steve Schwoerer of Roblee Holsteins, Bloomington, Ill. In 1917, Steve’s grandfather started dairying. By 1930, the herd expanded to 100 cows. After a dispersal in 1956, the herd was rebuilt from 6 cows, and the eventual management was handed over to Steve in 1970, when he was just 18. Since then, he brags that “he hasn’t missed too many milkings since that time!” Also in 1970, Steve was selected as the Illinois Distinguished Holstein Boy. Steve graduated from Illinois State University in 1974 with a double major in agriculture. He participated on the Dairy Judging team, and under the guidance of Dr. Clarence Moore, he was High Individual at the 1973 Waterloo contest. After college, Steve continued to be involved in the Holstein Association serving on the Board of Directors for six years, and President of his local club three times. He also served as treasurer of his local club for 10 years (if only to avoid being president –haha!!). Additionally, he and his wife served as co-chairman of the State Convention in 2004. While farming full-time for year, Steve also was the Animal Systems Coordinator Illinois Holstein Herald

for McLean County Extension for 10 years. During this time, he was able to adjust his Extension schedule in order to still milk cows and put up hay, while coordinating the Animal Systems program. Steve is recently semiretired, now only milking 20 cows with a BAA of 105.3. His herd’s most recent lactation average is 21,490m 910f 679p. The Roblee prefix can Steve Schwoerer, center, and the most important thing in his life -his family! also be found on a recent Illinois Cow of the Year winner. He sold provide the straw for purchase for exhibitors, Roblee Victor Lucy Liza in the 1997 State Sale, he served as a go-between with the Interstate the best day of that cow’s life, he jokes! Jason Center each year. Steve did many of the behind Oertel purchased her and she went on to be the scenes work before, during and after the scored Excellent-92 3E with a lifetime over show, much of which many of the exhibitors may not have realized. 334,000m 12,800f 9900p. Steve also bred the 2008 Arkansas State Steve gives most of this credit to his wife Black & White Show Grand Champion, Roblee of 40 years. They are the proud parents of 4 Leader Pidge Pinto, who sold in the 2005 children, 9 grandchildren with 1 on the way. He is also a member of the Carlock Mennonite Clinton County Classic. Most importantly, however, would be Steve’s Church and has been a Sunday School teacher contribution to the Illinois State Show during and served on the board. the 10 or so years it was held at the Interstate Congratulations again to Steve Schwoerer, Center in Bloomington. Not only did Steve 2013 Service Award Winner! Page 9


ILLINOIS JUNIOR JOURNEYS State Junior News This year at the Senior Holstein Convention held by the Clinton County Holstein Club, the Illinois Juniors raised$1153 in the silent auction. The silent auction items were donated by many Illinois Junior Holsteins supporters, including several Clinton County Holstein members, Kaskaskia College, Excel Bottling Company, and numerous others. We’d like to thank the many families who bid on and purchased the items and also to all the companies and people who donated to the silent auction to help with our fundraising. Additionally, several items were auctioned during the banquet including a beautiful quilt made by Pauline Erbsen and a framed dairy breeds print. The live auction items raised another $650. Thank you to Joann Hartman who purchased the quilt. It’s great to have the support of the senior association throughout all of our endeavors. Thanks again! The Junior Holstein officers and advisors would also like to invite all Illinois Holstein Juniors to attend the 2014 Spring Thing. The annual event will be held March 1-2 in Bloomington, Ill. You can print the registration form from www.illinoisholsteins.com after January 10. Spring Thing is a great opportunity for younger Junior Holstein members to meet new friends as well as participate in the numerous contests available for all ages. The Juniors that

will compete at the 2014 National Holstein Convention in Dubuque, Iowa, will be chosen from those Juniors participating at Spring Thing. The officer team hope to see a great turn out at this year’s event, which is sure to be an exciting and fun weekend for all attendees! Morgan Wendling, IJHA Reporter Northwest Junior Holstein Club News Our club had several members represent us at the 2013 World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. We are very proud of all those who exhibited their dairy cows. It is an experience that everyone enjoys and learns from each year. Our club is beginning to plan for our dairy bowl practices that will be beginning in January 2014 to prepare for Spring Thing in March. We did extremely well last year and want strive to do even better this year. We hope to see lots of our friends that we met last year at this year’s event! Nathan Erbsen, Reporter Correction Congratulations to Amanda Hartman who won the Senior Showmanship contest at the Illinois State Fair Junior Show and Brett Woker who placed second. The results were incorrectly reported in the Fall 2013 Herald.

DUTCHESS DOMAIN Hello Holstein Breeders! I hope everyone has been staying warm over the holidays. As we near the end of the year its often a time to reflect and what a year 2013 has been! “Being raised a farm kid was the best gift I ever received.” Sure it’s been full of ups and downs but as we near the holidays I think it’s important to remember the things that are really important. I hope that your year has been as blessed as mine has been. I would like to congratulate all of our juniors on a very successful fall. At NAILE, the 4-H team consisting of Emily Irwin, Nathan Koester, Anna Folgate and Dan Obert placed third in dairy quiz bowl. At Expo, not only was Kaskaskia College the high team but Jessica TelgmanN was also the high individual. Todd Irwin, Joshua Laesch, Savannah Ropp and Meredith Ziller competed on the 4-H team and placed 12th overall and Connor Erbsen placed third in the intermediate showmanship competition. Illinois Holstein Herald

As we look forward into the New Year, I would like to invite everyone to attend Spring Thing, which will take place March 1-2, at The Chateau in Bloomington. There are many different ways to get involved including a poster contest, speech contest, jeopardy and of course quiz bowl. It’s a fun way to get involved and I hope to see everyone there! I hope that everyone was able to enjoy the holidays with their families and that you have a great new year!

2013 - 2014 OFFICERS & ADVISOR TEAM President: Morgan Bollech Phone: 815-980-4679 Vice President: Anna Folgate Phone: 815-541-5692 Secretary: Emily Irwin Phone: 815-544-0193 Treasurer: Bailey Hart Phone: 815-914-8527 Reporter: Morgan Wendling Phone:618-367-2372 Adult Advisor: Glen Meier Phone: 815-235-7596 or 815-233-2407 Adult Advisor: John Mitchell   Phone: 815-703-5614 Make sure to check the Illinois Holstein website www.illinoisholsteins.com and the Illinois Holstein Association Facebook page for up-to-date information on all Junior activities!

2014 Illinois Junior Spring Thing March 1-2, Bloomington, Ill. Watch the Illinois Holstein website and your email for the registration form! Activities include Poster, Speech, Jeopardy & Dairy Bowl and Junior Mixer!

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2013 ILLINI FUTURES SALE December 5, 2013 · O’Fallon, Ill.

The second installment of the Illini Futures Sale was held December 5, 2013, in O’Fallon, Ill. A nice crowd gathered for the sale, which included animals from deep-pedigreed families, polled genetics, show type and genomics. 22 lots sold with an average of $2963 and a gross of $65,200. Animals were also sold to five different states. High seller at $6500 was the show ring favorite, Schluter Sandy Lee-Red. She was the winning Winter Calf at the Mid-East Fall R&W Show in Louisville, Ky., 2nd Winter Calf and Reserve Land of Lincoln Junior Champion at the Illinois State Fair and 10th Winter Calf at the International R&W Show in Madison, Wis. Consigned by Marvin Schluter, the potential

10th generation Very Good or Excellent back to Renita Ranger-Red was purchased by Austin Featherstone and Brennan Woker, Greenville, Ill. The highly anticipated Lot 1 of a complete flush from Kamps-Hollow Altitude-ET EX95 2E DOM, sold for $5,000. This unique consignment was sold by the High Altitude Syndicate from Platteville, Wis. Purchasing the consignment were the Altitude Partners of Lanark, Ill. The resulting calves from the flush will be maternal sisters to the All-American KHW Regiment Apple EX-96 DOM. Third high seller of the day for $3700 was the 1st Choice Atwood female from RedCarpet Goldwyn Felice-ET VG-87. She is the daughter of Penn-Gate Festive-ET EX-91 2E. Festive has a lifetime of 133,750m 4.1f 3.4p. She also has 16 Very Good and Excellent daughters. Backed by 3 generations of EX-94 or EX-95 dams, this family has continued to produce show-winning animals with tremendous breeding ability. The choice was purchased by Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, Ill. Thank you to Gary Janssen and his sale committee for putting on another great Illini Futures Sale.

Schluter Sandy Lee-Red High Seller, 2013 Illini Futures Sale

Francesca Tiberio, Algonquin, Alex Tebbe, St. Rose, Taryn Basting, Normal, Samantha Ropp, Strawn, Aaron Mitchell, Winnebago, and Erik Sheppelman, Bloomington, were members of the 2013 University of Illinois Dairy Cattle Judging Team. Team members Tiberio, Ropp, Tebbe, and Basting participated in the Accelerated Genetics Dairy Cattle Contest on September 15, 2013, in Viroqua, Wis. The team was 8th overall of 15 teams. The team was 1st in Guernseys. Tiberio, Tebbe, Basting, and Mitchell participated in the 45th All-American Dairy Judging contest in Harrisburg, Pa., on September 9. The team was 6th overall and 8th in reasons. The team placed 4th in Holsteins, 7th in Brown Swiss, 5th in Guernseys and 6th in Jerseys. Individually, Mitchell was 9th in reasons overall, 3rd in Guernseys, and 5th in Holsteins and Jerseys. At the 2013 National Collegiate Dairy Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo in Madison Wis., team members Tiberio, Tebbe, Basting, and Mitchell were 13th overall and 11th in reasons Illinois Holstein Herald

Sales $3,000 and Over (Consignor in parentheses) Schluter Sandy Lee-Red........................................ $6500 Austin Featherstone & Brenna Woker, Greenville, Ill. (Marvin Schluter, Gifford, Ill.) Complete Flush x Kamps-Hollow Altitude......5000 Altitude Partners, Lanark, Ill. (High Altitude Syndicate, Platteville, Wis.) 1st C. Atwood x Penn-Gate Festive.....................3700 Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, Ill. (Heinzmann & Brammeier, Carlyle, Ill.) Choice x Mil-R-Mor Affirmed Reva......................3600 Kevin Lyons, Byron, Ill. (Steve Irwin, Beason, Ill.) Embryos x Morningview Super Ellie .................3500 Robert Willenborg, Vandalia, Ill. (Red Carpet Holsteins, Kirkland, Ill.) 1st C. Windbrook x Golden-Oaks Gold Razz..3400 Ryan Matheron, Hilmar, Ca. (Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, Ill.) Golden-Oaks Uno Promise.....................................3300 Nate Janssen, Barrington, Ill. (Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, Ill.) Parker x Golden-Oaks As Chelsea.......................3200 Lane Heinzmann, Carlyle, Ill. (Springbrook Farm, Inc., Marshall, Ind.) 2nd C. Barbwire x Mil-R-Mor Reality Desi.......3100 Brady Heinzmann, Carlyle, Ill. (Robert Miller, Orangeville, Ill.) 1st C. Goldwyn x Holbric Linjet Golden...........3000 Addison Raber, Gridley, Ill. (Brian & Mark Olbrich, Harvard, Ill.) Aftershock x Holbrich Genuine Antoinette....3000 Boyd & Amy Schaufelberger, Greenville, Ill. (Brian & Mark Olbrich, Harvard, Ill.)

2013 U OF I JUDGING RESULTS out of 19 teams. The team was 4th in Ayrshires, 7th in Holsteins, and 9th in Milking Shorthorns. Individually, Tiberio was 8th in Ayrshires, 4th in Jerseys and tied for 26th overall. Tebbe was 12th in Red and White Holsteins and Mitchell was 14th in Milking Shorthorns. The University of Illinois Dairy judging team composed of Tiberio, Tebbe, Mitchell, and Basting judged at the North American International Livestock Dairy Judging contest held in Louisville, Ky., on November 10. The team placed 4th in Jerseys, 9th in reasons and 11th

overall out of 19 teams. Tebbe was 2nd, 4th, 8th, and 10th in Brown Swiss, Guernseys, Jerseys, and Ayrshires, respectively. Tebbe was 5th overall. Team members and Coaches McCoy and Miller would like to thank all the breeders who allowed the team to visit their farms for practice sessions throughout the fall. We would like to congratulate Aaron Heinzmann’s Kaskaskia Jr. Collegiate team (Telgmann, Reed, Woker, and Wendling) on their success on winning Madison and Louisville.

Team members who competed at World Dairy Expo: Coach Gene McCoy, Alex Tebbe, Aaron Mitchell, Taryn Basting, Francesca Tiberio

Team members who competed at the Viroqua Contest: Alex Tebbe, Francesca Tiberio, Samantha Ropp, Taryn Basting, Coach David Miller Page 11


MID-EAST FALL NATIONAL HOLSTEIN SHOW November 11, 2013 路 Louisville, Ky. 路 Guz Swartzbeck, Union Bridge, Md. Grand & Senior Champion: Whitaker Stormatic Rae-ET, Gene Iager, Pleasant Plain, Oh. Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: Howard-View-WG Gold Casey-ET, Juniper Elite, Benton, Me. Intermediate Champion: Claquato-RH Elicit-ET, Shelby Rader & Gene Iager, Atlantic, Pa. Reserve Intermediate Champion: U-Wing Destry Tatum, Jason Ewing, Rogersville, Mo. Junior Champion: Jacobs Goldwyn Lenny, Gene Iager, Pleasant Plain, Oh. Reserve Junior Champion: Cross-Jen Dempsey Jana-ET, Jennifer Wakeley, Rockford, Ill. Spring Heifer Calf (33) 1. Miss Jedabar G-Wyn Grace, Dawn & Barry Bingham, Gray, Tn. 2. Bucks Pride Mayfield Pidge, Bucks Pride, Bucyrus, Oh. 21. B-J-Grove Windbrook Skeeter, Lucas Clanton, Mulberry Grove, Ill. 25. Cross-Wake Destiny Keepsake, Holly Wakeley, Rockford, Ill. 28. B-J-Grove Sid JigABoo, Lucas Clanton, Mulberry Grove, Ill. 33. Stone-Huel Prefer Siri, Josh Huelsmann, Trenton, Ill. Winter Heifer Calf (27) 1. Jacobs Goldwyn Lenny, Gene Iager, Pleasant Plain, Oh., jr. champ. 2. Cross-Jen Dempsey Jana-ET, Jennifer Wakeley, Rockford, Ill., res. jr. champ. 25. Rollin-Huels Castaway Jacky, Taylor Huels, Trenton, Ill. Fall Heifer Calf (20) 1. Velvet-View Lana H Rae, Logan Schlauch, Big Prairie, Oh. 2. Milksource Braxton Amy-ET, Starmark Farm, Wooster, Oh. 6. Schaufine G W Atwood Bravo, Amy Schaufelberger, Greenville, Ill. 14. B-J-Grove Windbrook Rue Girl, Lucas Clanton, Mulberry Grove, Ill. 20. KY-Blue Lexus, Kari & Kyle Hake, Hoyleton, Ill. Summer Yearling Heifer (11) 1. Colstein Lauthority Crowecus, Adam Fraley, Muncy, Pa. 2. Sco-Lo Jeeves Jill 2000-ET, Morgan Sageser, Shelbyville, Ky. 4. Heinz-Hope As Cupcake, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg, Ill. Spring Yearling Heifer (13) 1. Stranshome Sid Skylar-ET, Austin Yoder & Matthias Swartzentruber, Montezuma, Ga. 2. Gibbs Atwood Swayna, Joe Gibbs & Family, Epworth, Ia. 4. Valleyville Alexander Chief-ET, D. Schirm, J. Osinga & Stoker, Chebanse, Ill.

Winter Yearling Heifer (8) 1. Kuk-Lan Damion Chandra, Matt Lawson, Blufton, Oh. 2. Gibbs Jasper Andree-ET, Joe Gibbs & Family, Epworth, Ia. Fall Yearling Heifer (5) 1. Stan-Mar-Dale Maxwell Quinn, Stan-Mar-Dale, Urbana, Oh. 2. Ma-Tom-Ba Sanchez Rae, Gabby, Gabriel & Natalie Woodcock, Morristown, Tn. Milking Fall Yearling (6) 1. Schaufine Sunrise Treasure, Amy Schaufelberger, Greenville, Ill. 2. Lexis Sid Glory, John Cannon, Dyersville, Ia. 6. Pruemer Time Miracle, Melinda Kollman, New Baden, Ill. Junior 2-Year-Old (3) 1. KY-Blue Sanchez Dynasty-ET, KY-Bluegreass Genetics, Eminense, Ky. 2. Bonarade Million Snowy-ET, Smith Crest Holsteins & Bob Spears, Watertown, Wis. 3. Budjon-JK Ashk Get Even-ET, Team Holsteins & Jason Swanson, Hampshire, Ill. 5. TimTam Acres Glddgrs Stash, Katelyn Dugan, Pocahontas, Ill. Senior 2-Year-Old (12) 1. Claquato RH Elicit-ET, Shelby Rader & Gene Iager, Atlantic, Pa., int. champ. 2. Four-Hills Gwyn Rikki 322, Elizabeth Hill, Bristol, Vt. 5. Cloverhill FM Atwd Angela-ET, Brett Woker & Austin Featherstone, Greenville, Ill. 9. Char-La-Don Shottle Luau-ET, Char-La-Don Dairy, Strasburg, Ill. 10. Schluter Sanchez Deidra-ET, Miranda Kollman, New Baden, Ill. 11. B-J-Grove Champion Rannie, Lucas Clanton, Mulberry Grove, Ill. Junior 3-Year-Old (20) 1. Smith-Crest-TW J Vidallia, Smith Crest Holsteins, Watertown, Wis. 2. Stookeyholm Gold Malibu, Stookeyholm Holsteins, Milford, Ind. 8. Miss Long Green Alexsue, Macy Wendling,

DISTRICT NEWS TRI-COUNTY Tri-County Holstein club met for their annual meeting on December 1 with 18 members present. Family news: George and Marcella Drendel celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on November 24. Luck-E Holsteins: Excited parents Joe & Margaret Engel and big sister Hope are happy to announce the birth of Blake Page 12

William on July 9, 2013. Sally Howarth came to Luck-E for an internship from September to December. Sally is from Pickering, UK, where her family farm Leasbeck Holsteins and milks 300 registered Holsteins. Besides her passion for Holsteins, Sally also enjoys showing horses. Tri-County and the McHenry clubs send this early invitation to attend the 2014 Illinois Holstein annual meeting to be held at the Pheasant Run Convention Center on December 4-5, 2014.

Schaufine Sunrise Treasure 1st Milking Fall Yearling Amy Schaufelberger, Greenville, Ill. Altamont, Ill. 14. Bluff-Ridge Bones Dolce, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith, Ill. 15. Swanee-Acres Sho Ecstasy, Jason Swanson, Capron, Ill. 17. Schaufine Givenchy Daylite, Amy Schaufelberger, Greenville, Ill. Senior 3-Year-Old (10) 1. U-Wing Destry Tatum, Jason Ewing, Rogersville, Mo., res. int. champ. 2. Paul Farm Ruben Crimson-Red, Stookeyholm Holsteins, Milford, Ind. 8. Schluter Sanchez Tena-ET, Katelyn Dugan, Pocahontas, Ill. 10. Stone-Huel Sanchez Banchy, Josh Huelsmann, Trenton, Ill. 4-Year-Old (10) 1. Howard-View-WG Gold Casey-ET, Juniper Elite LLC, Benton, Me., res. sr. and res. gr. champ. 2. O-Kop Logan Adriann, Char-La-Don Dairy, Strasburg, Ill. 7. Bluff-Ridge Dundee Jeannie, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith, Ill. 8. Stone-Huel Aspen Brit, Josh Huelsmann, Trenton, Ill. 9. Luck-E Goldwyn Amber-ET, Char-La-Don Dairy, Strasburg, Ill. 5-Year-Old (10) 1. Coxlyn Fireworks Pansy, Austin Yoder & Matthias Swartzentruber, Montezuma, Ga. 2. McCountry Dundee Amanda, Gary McCarthy, Watertown, Wis. Aged Cow (3) 1. Whitaker Stormatic Rae-ET, Gene Iager, Pleasant Plain, Oh., sr. and gr. champ. 2. Kagwick Durham Suzy, Dale & Linda Drendel, Hampshire, Ill. 3. Team Morgan Durham-ET,Team Holsteins, Hampshire, Ill.

Hope & Blake Engel Winter 2013


GRAND NATIONAL JUNIOR HOLSTEIN SHOW November 9, 2013 · Louisville, Ky. · Dean Dohle, Halfway, Mo., judge Grand and Senior Chamion: Rosedale Maggie Mae, Jenna Langer, DeForest, Wis. Reserve Grand and Reserve Senior Champion: Double D Mr Burns Jess-ET, Megan Hill, Bristol, Vt. Intermediate Champion: Four-Hill Gwyn Rikki 3233, Elizabeth Hill, Bristol, Vt. Reserve Intermediate Champion: Bluff-Rdige Bones Dolce, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith, Ill. Junior Champion: Four-Hills GC Rhyme 3846-ET, Elizabeth Hill, Bristol, Vt. Reserve Junior Champion: Stranshome Sid Skylar-ET, Austin Yoder & Matthias Swartzentruber, Montezuma, Ga. Spring Heifer Calf (15) 1. Hoosier Star Lady, Kelsay Schilling, Boggstown, Ind. 2. Cross-Wake Destiny Keepsake, Holly Wakeley, Rockford, Ill. Winter Heifer Calf (20) 1. Class-LE Fever Chloe, Lucas & Eric Moser, Dansville, Mich. 2. Velvet-View Vixen, Logan Schlauch, Logan, Big Prairie, Oh. 4. Lindale Laramie Flowers, Olivia Corson & Caitlin & Blake Meyer, Hampshire, Ill. Fall Heifer Calf (12) 1. Te-Lou Contrast Drama, Morgan Stone, Hope, Ind. 2. Milksource Braxton Amy-ET, Keenan & Kiersten Wolf & Brandon & Katie Sugg, Wooster, Oh. 12. KY-Blue Lexus, Kari & Kyle Hake, Hoyleton, Ill. Summer Yearling Heifer (8) 1. Heinz-Hope AS Cupcake, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg, Ill. 2. Sco-Lo Jeeves Jill 2000-ET, Morgan Sageser, Shelbyville, Ky. Spring Yearling Heifer (8) 1. Stranshome Sid Skylar-ET, Austin Yoder & Matthias Swartzentruber, Montezuma, Ga., res. jr. champ. 2. Gibbs Atwood Dwayna, Clayton & Madison Gibbs & Dana Sickles, Epworth, Ia. Winter Yearling Heifer (9) 1. Four-Hills GC Rhyme 3846-ET, Elizabeth Hill, Bristol, Vt., jr. champ. 2. Krull Goldwyn Ellarific-ET, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills

Fall Yearling Heifer (3) 1. Ma-Tom-Ba Sanchez Rae, Gabby, Gabriel & Natalie Woodcock, Morristown, Tn. 2. Loggan-Acres Rimshot Aleah, Briley & Blaine Loggan, Manilla, Ind. Milking Fall Yearling (1) 1. Lin-Crest Hbd Braxton Faye, Taylor Leach & Annie Holton, Linwood, Ks. Junior 2-Year-Old (3) 1. Penicks Atwood Kitty, Danqele Clingan, Orland, Ind. 2. Lipply Sanchez Sydney, Julia Lipply, Plymouth, Ind. Senior 2-Year-Old (3) 1. Four-Hills Gwyn Rikki 3233, Elizabeth Hill, Bristol. Vt., int. champ. 2. Tex-Stein Pontiac Grace, Gavin Steinberger, Milford, Ind. 3. Char-La-Don Shottle Luaua-ET, Jessica Telgmann, Strasburg, Ill. Junior 3-Year-Old (6) 1. Bluff-Ridge Bones Dolce, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith, Ill., res. int. champ. 2. Rader Goldwyn Sandy, Shelby Rader, Atlantic, Pa. 3. Dupasquier Gldwyn Rozalyn-ET, Brett Woker, Greenville, Ill. 5. Miss Long Green Alexsue, Macy Wendling, Altamont, Ill. Senior 3-Year-Old (6) 1. Krull Sanchez Eminem-ET, Bryce Krull, Lake Mills, Wis. 2. Paul Farm Ruben Crimson-Red, Jordan Stookey,

Bluff-Ridge Bones Dolce Reserve Intermediate Champion Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith, Ill. Milford, Ind. 4. Schluter Sanchez Tena-ET, Katelyn Dugan, Pocahontas, Ill. 4-Year-Old (7) 1. Rosedale Maggie Mae, Jenna Langer, DeForest, Wis., sr. and gr. champ. 2. Goldenflo Goldwyn Foxie, Cael, Chase & Caden Cannon & GeAnna Coons, Dyersville, Ia. 3. Bluff-Ridge Dundee Jeannie, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith, Ill. 5. O-Kop Logan Adriann, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg, Ill. 6. Luck-E Goldwyn Amber-ET, Jessica Telgmann, Strasburg, Ill. 5-Year-Old (7) 1. Double D Mr Burns Jess-ET, Megan Hill, Bristol. Vt., res. sr. and res. gr. champ. 2. Coxlyn Fireworks Pansy, Austin Yoder & Matthias Swartzentruber, Montezuma, Ga. Aged Cow (1) 1. Markers Dundee Olivia, Mickayla King, West Liberty, Oh.

IL 4-H DAIRY QUIZBOWL TEAM PLACES 3RD The Illinois 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Team placed 3rd at the 2013 National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl competition held in Louisville, Kentucky on November 8th and 9th. Nineteen state teams participated from throughout the United States Team members included: Anna Folgate, Dakota; Emily Irwin, Belevidere; Nathan Koester, Scales Mound; and Daniel Obert, of Orangeville, IL. In addition, Illinois had three members placing in the “top 10” written test. Emily Irwin won 2nd high individual, Nathan Koester was 7th, and Anna Folgate placed 10th overall out of 76 contestants. The 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl has become a premier educational 4-H event as it challenges the contestants’ dairy knowledge in various areas including; dairy production, business management, dairy products and dairy science. Competition includes answering a 50-question test and then competing with other teams in the double elimination contest. Each round Page 13

consists of a series of 5 team questions and 20 toss up questions. The following day, this Illinois foursome also participated in the NAILE dairy judging contest where they finished 10th high team overall among 22 teams in the 4-H/FFA division. The team was 5th in Brown Swiss, 6th Holsteins, and 9th high team in the Ayrshire and The Illinois 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl team won 3rd place at the 2012 National 4-H Jersey breed. They also Dairy Quiz Bowl contest in Louisville, KY. Pictured are (L - R): Dave Fischer, placed 10th high team coach; Anna Folgate, Dakota; Daniel Obert, Orangeville; Nathan Koester, overall in presenting oral Scales Mound; Emily Irwin, Belevidere; and Becky Meier, asst. coach. sponsored the team expenses. Dave Fischer, reasons. Thank you to Diamond V of Cedar Rapids, retired University of Illinois Extension Dairy Iowa for sponsoring the quiz bowl team Educator, served as the team coach and was jackets and to the Illinois 4-H Foundation who assisted by Becky Meier, Ridott, IL. Winter 2013


INTERNATIONAL HOLSTEIN SHOW October 4-5, 2013 路 Madison, Wis. 路 Justin Burdette, Mercersbur, Pa., judge

Grand & Senior Champion: Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn, Ty-D Holsteins, Drolet & Fils, Ferme Jacobs, A & R Boulet, Cap-Sante, QC Reserve Grand & Reserve Senior Champion: Cookview Goldwyn Monique, Jeff Butler & Joe & Amber Price, Chebanse, Ill. Intermediate Champion: Butz-Butler Gold Barbara, Dr. Matt Iager, Ernest Kueffner, River Valley Dairy & St. Jacobs, Boonsboro, Md. Res. Intermediate Champion: BKB Goldwyn Amenda, Westcoast Holsteins, Chilliwack, BC Junior Champion: Cameron Ridge Dundee Beauty, Gene Iager & C&J Hill, Thurmont, Md. Reserve Junior Champion: Fanico Reginald Marty, Co-Vale, Eaton, Morril, Conroy, Pasada & Garcia, Preble, NY Spring Heifer Calf (26 shown) 1. Godin Bliss Windbrook, Kevin Ehrhardt & Gene Iager, Baldwin, Md. 2. Ren-Bow Anigma Lady Bug, Doeberiener and Lindsay & Alyssa Bowen, West Salem, Ohio 14. Prestige-Gen A S Kicker-ET, Miles Price, Martinton, Ill. 22. Ms Tara GC Tab-ET, Jeff Butler, Frank & Diane Borba & Peter Vail, Chebanse, Ill. 25. B-J-Grove Windbrook Skeeter, Yvonne Clanton, Mulberry Grove, Ill. Winter Heifer Calf (37 shown) 1. Jacobs Goldwyn Lenny, Gene Iager, Fulton, Md. 2. Petitclerc Alexander Access, Ferme Jean-Paul Petitclerc & Sons, St-Basile, QC 14. Ludwigs-DG Lady Bianca, Ludwig Farms, Fithian, 26. Holbric-ML Meridian Sky-ET, Mark Loman & Brian & Mark Olbrich, Harvard, Ill. 31. Ms Erdstead Brimel Lilly, Caitlin & Blake Meyer, Manteno, Ill. 34. Holbric Barbwire Luxury, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard, Ill. Fall Heifer Calf (48 shown) 1. Petitclerc Gold Saltalamacchia, Ferme Jean-Paul Petitclerc & Sons, St-Basile, QC 2. Jacobs Windbrook Bally, Siemers Holsteins, Newton, Wis. 5. Pierstein Gold Chip Rockstar, Connor Butler, Chebanse, Ill. 28. Holbric Gorgeous Dickey, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard, Ill. Summer Yearling Heifer (32 shown) 1. Quad-R Attic Malibu, R & S Allyn and J & K Cantele, Canaan, Ct. 2. Eastside Atwood Glee, Eastside Holsteins, Franchfort, PE 13. Golden-Oaks GC Chalise-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, Ill. 29. Heinz-Hope AS Cupcake, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg, Ill. Spring Yearling Heifer (25 shown) 1. Cameron Ridge Atwood Beauty, Gene Iager & Chris & Jill Hill, Thurmont, Md., jr. champ. 2. Benrise Gold Jewelry, Doeberiener, Bowen and John, Bonnie & Lucas Ayars, West Salem, Ohio 20. Valleyville Alexander Chief, D Schirm, J Osinga, R & D Stoker, Chebanse, Ill. 22. Erbacres Jasper Cookie, Delana Erbsen, Lanark Winter Yearling Heifer (14 shown) 1. Welsh-Edge Fever Huggable, Sweat Peas & Dymentholm, Susquehanna, Pa. 2. Cobequid Goldwyn Bayonet-ET, Doeberiener, Illinois Holstein Herald

Bowen, Pierre Boulet & Duane Cole, West Salem, Ohio 7. Ms Gold Chip Bright-ET, Jeff Butler, C&P Shedd, Frank & Diane Borba, Chebanse, Ill. Fall Yearling Heifer (17 shown) 1. Fanico Reginald Marty, Co-Vale, Eaton, Morrill, Conroy, Pasada, Garcia, Preble, NY, res. jr. champ. 2. MD-Dunloafin Lauth Ellie-ET, Kevin Ehrhardt & Gene Iager, Baldwin, Md. Milking Fall Yearling (24 shown) 1. Extondale Sid Iams, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna, Wis. 2. Arethusa Fever Almira-ET, Ernest Kueffner, Boonsboro, Md. 3. Ms Atwood Adrenaline, Jeffrey Jet Butler, Chebanse, Ill. Junior 2-Year-Old Cow (24 shown) 1. Belfast Goldwyn Lasenza, Belfast Holsteins & Mary Inn Holsteins, St-Patrice, QC 2. Week Dundee Anika, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna, Wis.

4-Year-Old Cow (27 shown) 1. Cookview Goldwyn Monique, Jeff Butler, Joe & Amber Price, Chebanse, Ill., res. sr. and res. gr. champ. 2. Ronbrook Goldwyn Cameron, Budjon Farms, St. Jacobs Abc, Peter & Lyn Vail and Woodmansee Farms, Lomira, Wis. 12. Luck-E Goldwyn Aaliyah-ET, Matt Engel, Hampshire, Ill. 5-Year-Old Cow (21 shown) 1. Rosedale Lexington-ET, Rosedale Genetics Ltd., Oxford, Wis. 2. Ms Goldwyn Alana, Pierre Boulet, Ferme Fortale Holstein & Isabelle Verville, Montmagny, QC 9. Rockymountain Gold Winter-ET, Jeffrey Jet Butler, Chebanse, Ill. 15. Silvermaple Damion Camomile, Jeffrey Jet Butler, Chebanse, Ill. Aged Cow (17 shown) 1. Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn, Ty-D Holsteins, Drolet & Fils, Ferme Jacobs, A. & R. Boulet Inc, Cap-Sante, QC, gr. and sr. champ. 2. Whitaker Stormatic Rae, Gene Iager & Craig Walton, Pleasant Plain, Ohio 6. Ms Dundee Belinda-ET, Jeffrey Jet Butler, Chebanse, Ill. 125,000 Lb. Cow (5 shown) 1. Vangoh Durham Treasure, Mike & Julie Duckette, Rudolph, Wis. 2. Starbrite Lyster Lyndsey, Hodglynn & Starbrite, Kincardine, ON

Senior 2-Year-Old Cow (29 shown) 1. Charwill Attic Marcy, Gen-Com Holstein Ltd., N-D du Bon Conseil, QC 2. Jacobs Duplex Anna, Ferme Jacobs, Cap-Sante 24. Coolea Farms Sanchez Liza-ET, Declan Patten, Malarky Hol. & Joe/Amber Price, Chebanse, Ill. 27. Luck-E Braxton Aruba-ET, Matt Engel, Hampshire World Dairy Expo Futurity (4 shown) 1. Milksource Dundee Lovin, Ferme Blondin & TJR Genetics, St-Placide, QC 2. Holbric Destry Analiese, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard, Ill., 1st bred & owned

Cookview Goldwyn Monique Reserve Grand Champion Jeff Buter, Joe & Amber Price, Chebanse, Ill.

Junior 3-Year-Old Cow (23 shown) 1. Ehrhardt Gold Beauty-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna, Wis. 2. BVK Atwood Abrianna-ET, Jeffrey Jet Butler, Chebanse, Ill., 1st bred & owned 23. Bluff-Ridge Bones Docle, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith, Ill. Senior 3-Year-Old Cow (35 shown) 1. Butz-Butler Gold Barbara-ET, Dr. Matt Iager, Ernest Kueffner, River Valley Dairy & St. Jacobs, Boonsboro, Md., int. champ. 2. BKB Goldwyn Amenda, Westcoast Holsteins, Chilliwack, BC, res. int. champ. 31. Bluff-Ridge Goldwyn Biddy, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith, Ill. 32. Gloryland-I Goldwyn Locket-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, Ill.

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INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOLSTEIN SHOW October 1, 2013 · Madison, Wis. · Pat Conroy, Angola, Ind., judge Grand & Intermediate Champion: Whitaker-KK Goldie Rose, Rachel Friese & Genavieve Knaupp, Wanamingo, Minn. Reserve Grand & Senior Champion: Sunrose Jess, Bryce & Brant Gingerich and Riley Treat, Millersburg, Ind. Reserve Senior Champion: Curr-Vale Goldwyn Emelyn, Anthony Liddle, Argyle, NY Reserve Intermediate Champion: Jacobs Sanchez Blacky-ET, Jacob Dueppengiesser, Perry, NY Junior Champion: St-Jacob Atwood Adria, Andrew & Mackenzie Reynolds, Corfu, NY Reserve Junior Champion & Junior Champion Bred & Owned: Gebarten Atwood Maria, Taylor Morrill, Dekalb Junction, NY Spring Heifer Calf (14 shown) 1. Hooser-Star Lady, Kelsay Schilling, Clinton, Mich. 2. Cameron-Ridge Dundee Leila, Billy Cameron III, Brodhead, Ky. 4. Prestige-Gen A S Kicker-ET, Miles Price, Martinton, Ill. 13. Cross-Wake Destiny Keepsake, Holly Wakeley, Rockford, Ill. Winter Heifer Calf (33 shown) 1. Ms Chrysanthamums Extreme, Justine Allyn, Canaan, Conn. 2. Macland Rachaels Return, Anna K & Emma R Culbertson, Elgin, Minn. 7. Ms Erdstead Brimel Lilly, Caitlin & Blake Meyer, Manteno, Ill. 9. Lindale Laramie Flowers, Olivia Corson & Caitlin & Blake Meyer, Hampshire, Ill. 15. Holbric Limocar Classicly, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard, Ill. 23. Holbric Barbwire Luxury, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard, Ill. 26. Erbacres Atwood Smore, Payton Erbsen, Lanark, Ill. 33. Steffes Atwood Cinnsation-ET, Darcy Steffes, Elizabeth, Ill. Fall Heifer Calf (39 shown) 1. Gebarten Atwood Maria, Taylor Morrill, Dekalb Junction, NY, res. jr. champ. 2. Heart & Soul DD Reminisce-ET, Matthew Boop, Millmont, Pa. 8. Les-Mar-Acres Attic Adele, Paige Lyford, Roscoe, Ill. 21. RJR Sid 3273-ET, Connor Erbsen, Lanark, Ill. 26. Holbric Gorgeous Dickey, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard, Ill.

Summer Yearling Heifer (22 shown) 1. Kingsway Lauthority Rodie, Emilie Mulligan, Avon, NY 2. Stranshome Rlou Spot On-ET, Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky, Owatonna, Minn. 13. Heinz-Hope AS Cupcake, Olivia Telgmann, Strasburg, Ill. 14. Bri-Mel-Acres Shot Gun, Caitlin Meyer, Manteno, Ill. Spring Yearling Heifer (20 shown) 1. Stranshome Sid Skylar-ET, Austin Yoder & Matthias Swartzentruber, Montezuma, Ga. 2. Pineland Chip Pacey, Andrew & Mackenzie Reynolds, Corfu, NY 8. Erbacres Jasper Cookie, Delana Erbsen, Lanark, Ill. Winter Yearling Heifer (10 shown) 1. St-Jacob Atwood Adria, Andrew & Mackenzie Reynolds, Corfu, NY, jr. champ. 2. Purple-Fever Dempsey Sam, Paige Morrill, Dekalb Junction, NY Fall Yearling Heifer (17 shown) 1. Phoenix Gr Gloria, C, J, J, J, C, L Siemers, Newton, Wis. 2. Rock-N-Hill Garret Liz, Garret Lederman, Brodhead, Wis. Milking Fall Yearling (6 shown) 1. Combhaven Sid Monica, Cally Strobel, Henderson, Minn. 2. Bella-Ridge Go For Broke-ET, Kayla Krueger, Marion, Wis. Junior 2-Year-Old Cow (11 shown) 1. Langer Dundee Bubbles-ET, Jenna Langer, DeForest, Wis. 2. Heart & Soul CS Roxanne-ET, Matthew D. Boop, Millmont, Pa.

Senior 2-Year-Old Cow (11 shown) 1. Jacobs Sanchez Blacky-ET, Jacob Dueppengiesser, Perry, NY, res. int. champ. 2. Butlerview Aftersh April-ET, Ryan Lauber, Union Grove, Wis. 7. Erbacres Hope of Peace-ETN, Connor Erbsen, Lanark, Ill. Junior 3-Year-Old Cow (11 shown) 1. Jeffrey-Way Advent Dynasty, Patrick Blair, Belleville, Wis. 2. Scottmore Atwood Daphne, Rachel, Benjamin & Naomi Scott, Westgate, Ia. 3. Bluff-Ridge Bones Docle, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith, Ill., best udder 4. Holbric Destry Analiese, Morgan Olbrich, Harvard, Ill. Senior 3-Year-Old Cow (17 shown) 1. Whitaker-KK Goldie Rose, Rachel Friese & Genavieve Knaupp, Wanamingo, Minn., gr. and int. champ. 2. Wis-Tex SS Poem-ET, Grace Curran & Jeff Koster, Taylor, Wis. 6. Bluff-Ridge Goldwyn Biddy, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith, Ill. 16. Schluter Sanchez Tena-ET, Katelyn Dugan, Pochahontas, Ill. 4-Year-Old Cow (11 shown) 1. Curr-Vale Goldwyn Emelyn, Anthony Liddle, Argyle, NY, res. sr. champ. 2. Savage-Leigh Gold Lona-ET, Chase Savage, Union Bridge, Md. 8. Bluff-Ridge Dundee Jeannie, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith, Ill., 1st bred & owned 5-Year-Old Cow (11 shown) 1. Sunrose Jess, Bryce & Brant Gingerich and Riley Treat, Millersburg, Ind., res. gr. and sr. champ. 2. Gildale Advent Primrose, Kayli, Kalista, & Kaianne Hodorff and Nicholas Shuster, Eden, Wis. Aged Cow (3 shown) 1. Budjon Dundee Azalea-ET, Trevor Tuman & Chandler Bening, Lomira, Wis. 2. Willows Edge Advent Malika, Jordan Van Dyk, New Richmond, Wis. 125,000 Lb. Cow (5 shown) 1. Siemers Dundee Hilda 8669-ET, Jordan Siemers, Newton, Wis. 2. Rodash-View Durham Jazz, Rachel Friese, Wanamingo, Minn.

NATIONAL 4-H DAIRY JUDGING CONTEST The 2013 National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest was another exciting event for Illinois 4-H’ers. The Illinois 4-H dairy judging team placed 12th high team overall in a very strong contest among 26 teams held at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin on September 30. Illinois team members included: Todd Irwin, Beason; Joshua Laesch, Greenville; Savannah Ropp, Strawn; and Meredith Ziller, Huntley, IL. On an individual basis, Todd Irwin placed 21st high individual out of 101 contestants and received an “All-American” plaque, which is presented to the “Top 25”. Irwin also placed 21st in high placings and 23rd individual in total reasons score. Savannah Ropp placed 23rd in Page 15

high placings. On a “top 10” team basis by breed, Illinois 4-H was recognized for placing 7th in Holstein and 8th in the Brown Swiss breed. The Illinois 4-H team was sponsored by the Illinois 4-H Foundation, River Valley Dairy, and Illinois Milk Producers’ Association. In addition, the team jackets were sponsored by Effingham Equity, Effingham, Illinois. The

team was coached by Dave Fischer, University of Illinois Extension Dairy Educator, retired.

The Illinois 4-H dairy cattle judging team placed 12th at the 2013 National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held in Madison, WI during the World Dairy Expo. Pictured (left to right): Dave Fischer, coach; Meredith Ziller, Huntley; Todd Irwin, Beason; Savannah Ropp, Strawn; and Josh Laesch, Greenville, IL. Winter 2013


IN MEMORIAM Ernest F. “Ernie” Fruend Ernest F. “Ernie” Fruend, age 85 of Ferrin, died on Sunday, September 15, 2013, at Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle, Illinois. Mr. Fruend was born on July 18, 1928, in Meridian Township, Ill., a son of Fred and Amanda (Reinkensmeier) Fruend. He married Betty Curdt on April 23, 1950, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ferrin and she preceded him in death on April 10, 2007. Mr. Fruend is survived by a sister – Esther Sprehe of Nashville; 3 brothers – Vernon Fruend and wife Carolyn of Ferrin, Robert Fruend of Carlyle and Eugene Fruend and wife Carol of Nashville and a godchild – Kelly Price. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a sister in law – Elaine Fruend and a brother in law – Reinholdt Sprehe. Ernie was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ferrin and held many offices within the Church. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving in the Korean War from 1952-1954. Mr. Fruend owned and operated Shattuc Implement Co. and had also worked for Straeter Implement Co. and Diedrich Implement. He was a member of the Ferrin Men’s Club, Beckemeyer American Legion and was a charter member of the Shattuc Lions Club. Ernie also served on the Clinton County East Water Board for 50 years and was a Meridian Township Trustee. The family suggest memorial donations in his memory be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, T.A.S.K. or to the Lions Club and they will be received at Zieren Day Funeral Home. Lester M. Ranz Lester M. Ranz, 87, of Aviston, died Saturday

September 14, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese. He was born October 1925 in Aviston to William and Frieda (Gieseke) Ranz and the step son of Emma (Junkins) Ranz: they preceded him in death. He married Eleanor Scheel August 13, 1949, in Arnprior, Ontario, Canada, and she preceded him in death July 3, 2003. Also preceded in death by brothers Howard Ranz, Clifford Ranz, sister-in-law Elva Ranz, and son-in-law Hal Gray. Surviving are his children David (Joan) Ranz of Trenton, Lenore Gray of Trenton, Jim Ranz of Aviston, Carolyn (Gary) Smoot of Sterling, Glenn Ranz of Aviston. 9 grandchildren Tim (Jaime) Ranz, Chris, Erin, Meaghan Ranz, Philip, Justin, Jonathan Gray, Kestrel, Katelyn Smoot. A great granddaughter Ella Ranz; and, brother Richard Ranz of Breese Lester was a retired Dairy Farmer and member of the Illinois Holstein Association. He was also a member of Grace Community Baptist Church in Trenton, Clinton County Holstein Club, Clinton County Farm Bureau, past board member of Prairie State Select Sires. Memorials can be made to the Grace Community Baptist Church and will be received at the funeral home or at the church. Dale Schaufelberger Dale Schaufelberger age 89 of east of Greenville, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2013 at his residence. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or to the American Farm Heritage Museum at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home or at the Church. Melvin Dale Schaufelberger, the son of Edward Charles Schaufelberger and Nellie Katherine Goodson Schaufelberger, was born

Allen Tucker Memorial Scholarship The Allen Tucker family will award one $1,000 scholarship to an applicant deemed worthy by the selection committee. This scholarship is made available as a result of gifts from family and friends in memory of the late Allen E. Tucker of Brighton, Illinois. Allen’s life spanned 88 years and ended on August 27, 2010. Allen Tucker was a highly respected and successful breeder of Holstein dairy cattle. More importantly, his legacy was built on his dedication to the youth. “Tuck” was known for his wit, intelligence, integrity, and willingness to share the knowledge gained over a lifetime of experience to guide young and upcoming dairy farmers throughout the Midwest.

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on May 19, 1924 on a farm south of Greenville in Mills Township. At the age of six the family moved to the Schaufelberger farm North of the Greenville City Park where Dale grew up and attended the Chapel Hill one room school and graduated from Greenville High School in 1943. Dale and Oleta L. Ennen were united in marriage on October 15, 1944 at the Ennen home and enjoyed one day short of 69 years together. Oleta survives as do three of their four children: Judith A. (Edward) McMillan of North of Greenville, Ronald D. (Karen) Schaufelberger of North of Greenville, and Boyd E. (Sandra) Schaufelberger of North of Greenville, 7 grandchildren: Ronda (Chris) Szymanski, Emily (Steve) Laesch, David Schaufelberger, Kyle (Jodi) McMillan, Kelly (Brian) McComb, Erin (Kris) Davis, Amy Schaufelberger and 7 great-grandchildren: Joshua Laesch, Rebecca Laesch, Samuel Burgmann, Lauren McMillan, Claire McComb, Kendall McComb, and Lydia Davis. Dale is also survived by three sisters: Joyce E. Dierkes of North of Greenville, Cleda M. Harwood of rural Hillsboro, and Ruth (Donald) Barnett of Sorento. Dale is preceded in death by his parents, his son Gary Edward Schaufelberger at birth, his sister Nellie Mae Schaufelberger age 3 months, his brothers Warren E. Schaufelberger and Howard L. Schaufelberger, and half sister Edith Hammer. Dale and Oleta farmed, then purchased their farm north of Greenville in 1950. They farmed there until Dale became the Sales and Marketing Product Manager for Mid America Dairymen in 1978 moving to Willard, MO. They returned to Greenville in 1990 and purchased their home East of Greenville. Dale was a 4-H leader for over 27 years helping the rural youth of the area, was on the Bond County School Board for 17 years, fourteen years as president, a member of the Bond County Fair Board, in the mid-1950’s Dale was the Illinois State Plowing Contest Winner, a member of the Greenville FFA Alumni Association, a Bond County Farm Bureau Member, a member of the Square Deal Milk Producer’s from 1955-1968 serving as their President during those years. Dale was the Chairman of the St. Louis District of Mid America Dairymen from 1968 until 1978, also serving on the Corporate Board of Directors of Mid Am, a member of the Greenville Kiwanis Club where he served as Secretary, Vice President, President, and Lieutenant Governor for 2 terms, and a Charter Member of the American Farm Heritage Museum where he was the Director of Development on their board. Dale was a faithful member of the Greenville First Christian Church where he served as Trustee, and Sunday School Teacher. Winter 2013


October Board of Directors Meeting Notes TheOctober25,2013meetingof theIllinois Holstein Association Board of Directors was called to order at 1 p.m. at The Chateau in Bloomington by President Kevin Wendling. Thirteen board members were present, along with 3 committee chairmen and 3 staff members. Next year we will only have 3 delegates to National Convention – Ron Schaufelberger, Dale Drendel and Lorilee Schultz – down from 4 delegates last year. Old Business • 2013 State Sale recap – approximately $8,000 profit • 2015 National Convention – many people at the 2013 National Convention in Indianapolis visited our booth and took

home our “give-away” items. We have over $20,000 pledged to help finance the convention and are hoping to receive more in response to letters sent out recently. We would also like to encourage members and local clubs to donate! • 2013 State Shows recap – we were pretty successful in collecting more sponsorship money to have a reserve in place for the next couple years when we are soliciting donations for 2015 National Convention. The State Fair may be open to us having our State Show(s) in 2015 at the State Fair, but we need to talk about that at our January committee meetings. • 2013 State Picnic recap – there was a great turn out and we thank Mil-R-Mor for hosting! New Business • 2013 Illinois State Convention will be hosted

by the Clinton County Club, December 5&6 in O’Fallon, Illinois. Early registrations are due November 15th. President Kevin Wendling needs nominations for awards as soon as possible! The Futures Sale which will be held the Thursday afternoon of Convention is looking for 25-30 consignments. Gary Janssen can be contacted with consignments and questions. • Membership numbers currently stand at 236 Junior members & 501 Senior members, which is an increase over last year! • Club Rebates were handed out by Treasurer Carol Jones. The motion to adjourn was made by Joann Hartman, seconded by John Mitchell, and approved by the group. Respectfully submitted, Tina Yagow, Secretary

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