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Apple-Acres Bstar Sabrina Excellent-91 4E DOM 7-08 2x 365d 43,130 3.7 1576 2.6 1116 Lifetime: 342,440 Apple Acres Mark Matti Excellent-92 3E 5-02 2x 365d 31,130 4.5 1193 3.2 821 Lifetime: 179,850

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Apple Acres Jess Taffy Excellent-92 3E 6-01 2x 365d 38,410 3.5 1363 2.9 1110 Lifetime: 229,170

As Holstein Association USA celebrates 125 Years And Minnesota Holstein celebrates 100 Years‌

Apple Acres celebrates over 50 Years of Family Favorites We hope you will join us for a wonderful convention in! hosted by Minnesota Holste 2

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APPLE ACRES FARM Jim and Harriet Brown 12727 110th Street South, Hastings, MN 55033 Ph/Fax 651-437-5879

Set your Hook

to Catch this Exciting Opportunity Olmar Plnet Baby Bunting-ET

Sells on the National Convention Sale with embryo and AI contracts GTPI +2204G +1336M +60F +44P +674NM$ +5.1PL +2.05T • Total Outcross Pedigree – no Oman, Shottle, Goldwyn or BW Marshall • Flush history: 9 - #1 and 4 - #2 in first flush!



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This heifer is made right! She has the family stamp of great balance of strength and dairy, a wide rump and wide front end!


Olmar Lynch Baby Bumble-ET EX-90 *TV 3-04 2x 345d 33,483 4.0 1349 3.1 1044 • All-Minnesota Senior 3-Year Old 2009 AI and Embryo Contracts

Full sister to Dam: Olmar Lynch Brianna VG-87 3-05 2x 318d 27,552 4.0 1095 3.3 899 Maternal Sister to Dam: Olmar Machoman Snow Bunny VG-88 Buckeye grandson at ABS Global Gdam: Olmar Durham Baby Bunny 2E-92 GMD Currently in sixth lactation with over 180,000 lbs to date

3rd Dam: Olmar Marty Bunny 3E-92 Currently in her eighth lactation with over 260,000 lbs to date Other daughters: EX-93 Morty and 2E-91 Roy 4th Dam: Olmar Emory Bunting 2E-91 Next two dams VG

Olmar Morty Baby Doll-ET EX-91 3-04 2x 314d 32,280 3.2 1042 3.0 953 Maternal sister to Olmar Lynch Baby Bumble-ET Olmar Morty Boston EX-90 3-00 2x 271d 31,297 3.6 1133 2.7 836 inc. Reserve Grand Champ, MN State Fair 4-H Show 2009 Maternal sister to Olmar Lynch Baby Bumble-ET

Don’t just take our word for it, come and visit us to see this fine family for yourself. Our new barn and the herd are ready for your viewing. Visit our website for more information.

Phase 4 Johnes Free Herd 109.8 BAA | 34EX 40VG 10GP TB Accredited herd 40 years PBR | 19 years PGH DHI avg: 28,942M 1052F 822P

BRIAN AND JILL NELSON US Hwy 14, Sleepy Eye, MN 56085 Ph. (507) 794-2697 Minnesota Holstein News and Souvenir Issue


Celebrating 100 Years of Minnesota Holstein

News n i e t s l o H 2010 National Holstein Convention


Souvenir Book

June 2010 | Volume 61 No. 2

411 28th Avenue South, Waite Park, MN 56387 Editor: Jennifer Dingbaum (320) 259-0637 | Fax (320) 259-0009 | Co-Editors: Madge Alberts and Krista Sheehan w w w. m nho l stei n. c o m | www.holst ein conven t OFFICERS Mike Sheehan, President | (507) 273-5281 4729 County Road 16 SE, Rochester, MN 55904 Lane Johnson, Vice President | (320) 264-0813 1775 60th Street SE, Kerkhoven, MN 56252 DIRECTORS David Alberts, (507) 356-8625 54059 265th Avenue, Pine Island, MN 55963 Chad Buehring, (763) 464-2333 51100 Driftwood Ave, Rush City, MN 55069 Rod Cloose, (218) 467-3382 19809 Blackstar Lane NW, Solway, MN 56678 Pam Hendel, (507) 724-5689 14306 Gap Drive, Caledonia, MN 55921 Gale Hoese, (320) 864-5238 12058 County Road 2, Glencoe, MN 55336 Devoine Kruse, (507) 495-3136 22220 Portland Prairie Rd, Caledonia, MN 55921 Kenn Mueller, (612) 987-7459 41771 State Hwy 19, Arlington, MN 55307 Jill Nelson, (507) 794-2697 25540 US Hwy 14, Sleepy Eye, MN 56085 Jim Paulson, (507) 251-4694 580 Brown Street SW, Hutchinson, MN 55350 Sarah Schmidt, (507) 673-2245 927 181st Street, Hardwick, MN 56134 Mark Schmitt, (320) 393-2999 16699 25th Avenue NW, Rice, MN 56367 Russ Thyen, (320) 857-9444 18928 MN Hwy 4, Grove City, MN 56243 John VanderWal, (507) 215-0339 1125 71st Street, Pipestone, MN 56064 NATIONAL DIRECTORS Leroy Eggink, (712) 758-3643 1856 Silver Ave, Sibley, IA 51249 Boyd Schaufelberger, (618) 664-2576 1254 IL Route 127, Greenville, IL 62246 Larry Tande, (507) 451-2584 7305 Cedar Avenue N, Medford, MN 55049 HOLSTEIN ASS’N-USA REGIONAL REP Steve Peterson, (218) 631-1564 62039 County Road 50, Wadena, MN 56482 STAFF Jennifer Dingbaum, Executive Secretary Heidi Scapanski, Administrative Assistant Gil Silvers, Graphic Artist 4

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2010 Convention Speakers ....................................................22 2010 Minnesota Intern ..........................................................96 2010 State Holstein Show Information ...................................83 4-H Dairy Showcase ..............................................................44 AIPL Addresses Breeders’ Concerns .................................90-91 Blackstar Dairy: We Know our Cows ..........................................63 Bonnie Mohr: Painting from the Heart ................................40-41 Breeders Active in Dairy Promotion ..................................94-95 Brood Cow of the Year ..........................................................26 Celebrating 100 Years of MHA ................................................98 Committee Chairs .................................................................15 Convention Sponsors .............................................................18 Corporate Sponsors ...............................................................96 Farm Tour Map .................................................................46-47 Forest-Lawn Celebrates 125 Years ....................................32-33 From the Field .....................................................................44 From the MHA Office .............................................................82 Host Day Tours .................................................................16-17


ABS Global, Inc ...........................................38 Accelerated Genetics .................................19 AgPartners Co-op .......................................32 AgStar Financial Services ...........................28 Albrecht Holsteins ......................................68 Allflex ........................................................91 Andrew Holsteins .......................................84 Apple Acres Farm ..........................................2 Benner Holsteins .......................................99 Bevendale Farm .........................................72 Blue-Horizon ............................................62 Brands-Haven Holsteins .............................84 Buehring Farms ..........................................78 Cargill ........................................................64 Carver-Wright-Hennepin Holstein Club .......70 Case IH .....................................................100 Da-Don Farm ............................................106 Dan-T Holsteins .........................................48 DeBoer Holsteins .......................................64 Deer-Brook Farm ........................................60 Demlview Holsteins ...................................60 Desthaven Holsteins ................................103 Dev-Lin Holsteins ....................................100 Do-N-Joy ..............................................68, 71 Elginvue Farms ........................................110 Elmbrink ....................................................69 Empty-Pockets Holsteins ............................62 Exodus Holsteins........................................66 Floralawn Holsteins...................................85 Flower-Brook Holsteins .............................71 Fly-Higher Holsteins...................................25 Foremost Farms ........................................40 Forest-Lawn Holsteins..................................7 Form-A-Feed..........................................38 GEA Farm Technologies ..............................64 Genex Cooperative, Inc., ............................43

Hot Bulls Trace to Minnesota Breeders ..................................54 How Are You Using Genomics? ................................................87 Junior Moos ..........................................................................76 Larry Tande’s Love of Holsteins ......................................52-53 Letters of Welcome ...........................................................6, 8-9 Meet the Board of Directors ...................................................14 Minnesota All-Breeds Convention ........................................104 Minnesota District Show Information ...................................92 Minnesota Junior Holstein Association .............................74-75 Minnesota Sales ...................................................................78 National Convention Banquet ................................................53 National Convention Sale ......................................................51 PDCA Winners .......................................................................80 Pre-Convention Tours ............................................................10 Princess Kay of the Milky Way ...............................................95 Roundtable: Get to Know MN Breeders ............................20-22 Schedule of Events ..........................................................12-13 True Type Prints for Auction ...................................................22

Glen-Dodie Holsteins ................................70 Glenmark Genetics, Inc. .............................42 Great-Heritage & Simple Dreams................39 Hartford Holsteins & Sully Hill Dairy Co.......50 Hendel Farms & Vatland Holsteins..............23 Hoese Holsteins ......................................107 Holbric Holsteins .....................................108 Holmgren Holsteins ...................................88 Holstein International ...............................60 Holstein World ..........................................20 Howe Holsteins .........................................24 I - 35 Holstein Association ...........................64 Indianhead Holsteins, Ltd. .........................93 Iowa Holstein Association .........................24 Johnan Holsteins ..................................56-57 Kara-Kesh Holsteins ................................102 KNS Biotech ............................................100 Kramer Holsteins ......................................86 Land O’Lakes .............................................74 Laumann’s Holsteins ..................................68 Macland Holsteins ....................................45 Manannah-Valley .......................................66 Mar-Tess Holsteins ....................................68 McLeod County Holstein Association ..........42 Meadow-Marsh Holsteins ..........................72 Melarry Farms ..........................................37 Midwest Dairy Association ........................32 Minnesota Corn Growers .........................102 Minnesota Soybean ...................................96 Minnigan-Hills ............................................61 Missouri Holstein Association ...................49 MN RWDCA ...............................................28 Nibbe Holsteins .........................................79 Oak-Run Holsteins .....................................68 Olmar Farms ................................................3 Orbit Farms .............................................112 Pfizer Animal Health ...............................80-81

Minnesota Holstein News (ISSN 0276-0991) (USPS #351700) is published four times each year (March, June, September and December). Periodical postage paid in St. Cloud, Minn. with an additional mailing office in Brainerd, Minn and Columbus, Wis. Subscription rate is $25.00 and includes four issues of the Minnesota Holstein News circulation 900. Postmaster: Send address changes to Minnesota Holstein News, 411 28th Avenue South, Waite Park, MN 56387-1088 Phone: 320-259-0637 Fax: 320-259-0009 Email: Website:

Pine-Shelter Farms ....................................27 Poly-Kow Holsteins ...................................65 Ragnar Holsteins ........................................86 Ralma Holstein Farm ...................................5 Raylore Farm ............................................55 Redalen Holsteins ......................................62 Regancrest Farms ......................................28 Roselund-View Holsteins ...........................70 RWDCA ......................................................82 Saintville Dairy .........................................73 Sapa-Ska Farm ..........................................29 Scha-Kett Holsteins ...................................36 Schillview Holsteins ................................111 Select Sires .............................................109 Semex USA...............................................102 Serli Holsteins ...........................................54 SheeKnoll Farms .......................................31 Sherdale Farms .......................................102 Sibert Farms .............................................97 Sibley County Holstein Association ...........100 Sonnek Farms ............................................30 Steincrest Holsteins ...................................72 Stranshome ...............................................59 Stro-Lane Dairy .........................................14 Tande Holsteins .........................................35 Timbr Creek-D Holsteins ...........................88 Tri-Spring Holsteins ..................................58 Udder Tech, Inc. ..........................................58 University of Minnesota ............................77 University of Minnesota - Crookston ...........88 Virginia Holstein Association .....................67 Washington Co Holstein Association ..........89 Wayne & Lynn Quinn .................................40 Willolea Holsteins .....................................34 Wirtland Holsteins ....................................88 World Wide Sires .......................................96 Ziggy-View Holsteins ..............................105

When changing your subscriptions to a new address please give the old address and zip code as well as the new. Closing date for advertising and editorial information is the 1st of the month preceding issue month. Advertising rates available upon request. This publication has been carefully edited; however the Minnesota Holstein Association does not assume any liability for errors and does not accept responsibility for the animals, products and service advertised.

Celebrate our “Century” Happy to have been a part of the first 100 years of Minnesota Holstein History

Ralma Christmas Fudge-ET VG-88 @ 2Y GMD DOM • Nominated International Cow of the Year 2009 • VG or EX daughters by nine different sires


2-01 2x 225d 20,124 4.7 951 3.1 625 inc. The celebration began in February when Fudge’s last ET daughter, Ralma Bolton Celebrate (above) classified VG-87 88-MS @ 2-07. Celebrate is due again 11/7/10 to Freddy and has the look of a potential Excellent!

We celebrated again when we genomic tested Celebrate’s ONLY daughter

Ralma Planet Century-ET GTPI +2227

#1 Planet x Bolton heifer in the U.S. without Oman, Shottle or Goldwyn #15 genomic heifer in the U.S. without Oman, Shottle or Goldwyn Century has very special genetic marketing opportunities! Look for her at the 2010 National Holstein Convention Sale!

We welcome you to Minnesota and hope you make plans to take part in the Central Minnesota Tour to Ralma Holstein Farm on Saturday, June 26!



Mark & Natalie Schmitt Al & Brenda Schmitt 16699 25th Avenue NW 4302 210th Avenue Rice, MN 56367 Royalton, MN 56373 (320) 393-2999 (320) 393-2223 Fax – 7186 Minnesota Holstein News and Souvenir Issue



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Join us on July 17th as we host the 2010 Minnesota Holstein Field Day 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - noon 10:30 a.m. - noon Noon -1:00 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

Registration Viewing of cattle and facilities Junior Fitting Contest Lunch Program Judging contest Closing of online/on-site sale

Celebrating 125 Years

At Forest-Lawn Holsteins we are celebrating our 125th Anniversary, as the oldest continuous herd in the nation, by offering some of our finest genetics

Forest-Lawn 125th Anniversary Sale ...Selling 25-30 head of our finest genetics - Online bidding will begin on Saturday, July 10 at - Catalog and video of sale animals will be online at by June 17

- Sale managers: Paul Swenson 507-276-5202, Cindy Swenson 507-276-6973 and Ashley Swenson 507-241-0544 (call for information and catalogs) - Sale consultants: Steve Peterson 218-849-2238 and Luke Olson 320-583-9339

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Forest-Lawn Shottle 987-ET N.C. 1-10 2x 137d 11,174 4.1 454 3.0 334 inc.

to the National Convention Sale Fancy Million daughter GTPI+2128 from Shottle 987 born 11/09 selling in the Forest-Lawn 125th Anniversary Sale Pick of 11 AltaRoss March 2010 implants

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Forest-Lawn Talent 780-ET VG-87 3-07 2x 365d 33,420 3.9 1298 3.0 1012

selling in the Forest-Lawn 125th Anniversary Sale RED Lawnboy fresh in March and a full sister to Platte-P-Red at Select Sires and Patriark at Accelerated


Both Shottle 987 and Talent 780 are daughters of Polled RED Reality granddaughter born 1/10 from Forest-Lawn Princess EX-90 2E GMD DOM Platte-P-Red and Patriark’s full sister, Talent 780 7-05 2x 365 54,410 4.5 2454 2.8 1545 Lifetime to date: 298,000M 4.4F 3.1P Sired by Rudolph with six daughters over 30,000 as two-year-olds

Forest-Lawn Arraid 964-ET GP-82 2-02 2x 190d 19,259 3.1 594 3.1 592 (ME 40,288)

selling in the Forest-Lawn 125th Anniversary Sale Arraid 964 sells along with her 9/09 Planet daughter Arraid 964 is a daughter of Forest-Lawn Skip 632 VG-86 6-04 2x 365d 53,040 3.3 1758 2.8 1502 Lifetime to date: 213,000 Registered Herd since 1885

Paul, Cindy, Christopher and Ashley Swenson Nicollet, Minnesota | Ph. 507-246-5169

June 26, 2010

CONV WELCOME NATIONAL HOLSTEIN As Mayor of the City of Bloomington, National Holstein Convention!


e all of you to the 2010 Minnesota, it is my pleasure to welcom

as the site of your national Bloomington and the Sheraton Hotel We are pleased that you have chosen able event. location for a very successful and memor great a be will it believe and tion conven nities, fine restaurants, parks, arts and entertainment opportu Hiawatha Light Bloomington, with its many beautiful the via polis Minnea proximity to downtown and professional sports venues in close your convention. Rail Transit, is an ideal location for Mall of America making and entertainment opportunities at the Best of all, there is fantastic shopping nation. While you’re at tions not only in Minnesota but in the our city one of the top tourism destina Adventures, which was ater Underw um, Aquari round t Underg the Mall, check out the World’s Larges over 4,500 living sea ter” by the Discovery Channel to see named the “World’s Best Shark Encoun creatures and touch real sharks. and hope you have a al Holstein Convention to Bloomington Again, we welcome the 2010 Nation the need arise! stands ready to be of assistance should wonderful time in our city. My office Sincerely,

Gene Winstead Mayor


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June 26, 2010 Dear Holstein Friends, On behalf of the Minnesota Holst ein Association and its members statewide, I want to welcome you to the 2010 National Holstein Conventio n in Bloomington, Minnesota. It seems especially fitting that Minnesota host the national convention this year as the Minnesota Holst ein Association celebrates its Centennial. The convention committees have many exciting opportunities for convention attendees to get hooked on Minne sota’s great beauty and diver sity. Tours will take you to some of Minnesota’s top Holstein herds . Many other herds not able to be included in the tours will open their farms to any interested convention-goers…you can find information about them on the map in this book, or on the interactive map on the convention website. You will also have the opportunit y to visit some of Minnesota’s most beautiful places – Lake Mille Lacs, the international port of Duluth, and the Mississippi Bluff Country, as well as Minnesota’s famous Mall of America! We look forward to have you as our guests in a few short weeks, and we invite you to “Get Hooked on Minne sota!” Sincerely, John Bierbaum, 2010 Convention chair

June 26, 2010 National Holstein Convention in The Minnesota Holstein Association invites all Holstein USA members to the 2010 Bloomington, Minn., hoping you all get “hooked” on what Minnesota has to offer! to our national association. The convention is our opportunity as members to give feedback and information United States of America. Most We can provide guidance and leadership to the dairy industry across the entire the best drink we can obtain far by is importantly, we can promote the need to promote milk, our product, which with superior genetics, ever to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In addition, we can endorse the Holstein cow as one improving with the current and future genomic technology. deal of knowledge participating in During this convention our juniors will showcase their skills while gaining a great with other youth from across the all the educational events. Convention also provides them the chance to network techniques. All this while country, forming friendships for life and discovering new ways of applying their dairying exploring Minnesota, and of course, having a great time! an opportunity to explore Our state association has worked many months to provide all Holstein USA members too numerous to mention! I must the great state of Minnesota. Many people have been involved in this endeavor; for your generous financial help thank everyone for their time and energy! To the sponsors and donors; thank you visit your homes. Finally, I must to make this convention possible. To the host farms; thank you for allowing us to Secretary and Heidi recognize and thank our staff at Minnesota Holstein - Jennifer Dingbaum, our Executive this convention a reality. Scapanski, our Administrative Assistant, for their countless hours of work to make you to Minnesota on June 25-29, On behalf of the entire Minnesota Holstein membership, I want to welcome all of to investigate all the great activities 2010. Please visit the convention website at convention. We are looking we have planned. I thank you for making the effort to travel and participate in the forward to “hooking” you on Minnesota!

Michael Sheehan President, Minnesota Holstein Association

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Pre-Convention Tours

Duluth and the North Shore of Lake Superior

Two-Day Tour | June 25-26 We will visit the beautiful hillside city of Duluth that overlooks Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. Lodging will be in Canal Park, where you can experience the Aerial Lift Bridge and other port of Duluth attractions and shopping. Enjoyed by thousands of tourists and locals alike, the Aerial Lift Bridge can be watched for hours as the magnificent ships come into this famous port. On day one we will drive up the North Shore of Lake Superior, visiting Split Rock Lighthouse and enjoying the breathtaking scenery. On day two, we will visit Leif Erickson Park and Rose Garden, home of luscious roses, arrangements and a replica of a wooden Viking ship, the William Irvin Great Lakes Freighter, now docked for tourists to see, and we will experience a luncheon harbor cruise on Lake Superior with a view of the Aerial Lift Bridge like no other.

Lake Mille Lacs Fishing Adventure

One-Day Tour | Saturday, June 26 A fisherman at heart or a first timer - all are welcome to come on board and fish on the grand Lake Mille Lacs. Known as the walleye capital of the world, this is a Minnesota vacation destination that you won’t want to miss! The tour will depart from the Sheraton on Saturday morning at 6 a.m., and arrive at Mille Lacs Lake in plenty of time to be on the lake for some good fishing. One day fishing licenses will be acquired by the hosts except for those that already have a valid Minnesota fishing license, through a form sent via email to all participants prior to convention. On the trip you will have the opportunity to spend hours out on Minnesota’s second-largest lake enjoying a true Minnesotan pastime, and you will be served a walleye lunch. Hunters Point will be the guide for the day and Ritchie waters and Carlson Wholesale are the sponsors of the event. Buses will return to the hotel late Saturday afternoon.

Central Minnesota Farm Tour One-Day Tour | Saturday, June 26 Melarry Farms Melarry Farms is owned and operated by Mel and Darlene Hackett along with their son, Spencer Hackett, his wife, Stacey and two sons, Chris and Brook. Spencer just completed his term as as president of the Minnesota Holstein Association. His father Mel served as president of the Minnesota Holstein Association in 1984-1986. Spencer and Stacey were recognized in 2005 as Holstein Association USA’s Distinguished Young Breeders. The family is active in the industry and is excited to have you visit their home. Deep pedigrees, All-American winners and high index cows sending sons to A.I. - you’ll find these kind as you walk the barn of Melarry Farms, Rice, Minn. Perhaps the cow family that has the Hacketts most excited is their branch of the Luck-E Royal Klassy (3E-94) family. Ralma Holsteins Ralma Holsteins is the home of Ralma Juror Faith (EX-91 GMD DOM), known worldwide for exceptional transmitting ability through high type and production. Learn more about the family and see the next generations that are already stirring up excitement and writing contracts. One such young cow is Christmas Cookie (VG-89 @ 2Y CTPI +2130), an Oman daughter of Christmas Fudge, Faith’s VG-88 GMD DOM Durham. Your hosts at Ralma are the Schmitts - Al and Brenda, Mark and Natalie and their children - Jonathon, Michael, Katie and Austin. Starlight Acres Starlight Acres is the family operation of Tracy Schaefer and Karla Smieja, along with their boys, Quentin and Jacob. With a small herd of 46 milking cows, Starlight Acres specializes in type without forgetting the key elements of pedigree and production. Currently there are 15 cows with multiple E’s and the herd lactation average is about 25,000M. At any given time they are flushing about six or eight cows and have been able to sell 50 percent of the embryos they make. Their plans for the future, “Get better, not necessarily bigger!” And it’s definitely in their plans to treat you to a good time while you’re in Minnesota - it’ll be worth the trip! 10

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Friday, June 25 7:00 am

Pre-Convention Duluth/North Shore Tour Duluth rests on the point of Lake Superior and is home to the stunning Aerial Lift Bridge. Enjoyed by many, the Aerial Lift Bridge can be watched for hours as the magnificent ships come into the famous port. While in Duluth you will also have the opportunity to visit the Split Rock Lighthouse as well as the Leif Erickson Park and Rose Garden, home of luscious roses, arrangements and a replica of a wooden Viking ship. Tour will also include a luxurious Luncheon Cruise on Lake Superior.

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Junior Luncheon

1:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Prepared Public Speaking Contest

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Delegate Registration

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dairy Knowledge Exam

7:10 pm - 7:30 pm

Dairy Bowl Coaches’ Meeting

8:00 pm - Midnight

Junior Mixer and Dance

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Convention Registration

Sunday, June 27 (Host Day)

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dairy Bar and History Display Open

6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Convention Registration

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Delegate Registration

6:30 am - 4:00 pm

Dairy Bar and History Display Open

Saturday, June 26

7:00 am - 7:45 am

Non-Denominational Devotion Service

6:00 am

7:00 am - 9:00 am

Delegate Registration

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Host Day Tours for Juniors and Adults

Pre-Convention Fishing Trip Hunters Point, Lake Mille Lacs A fisherman at heart or a first timer – all are welcome to come on board and fish on the grand Lake Mille Lacs! Known as the walleye capital of the world, this is a Minnesota vacation destination that you won’t want to miss! Hunters Point will be the guide for the day.

6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Dairy Bar and History Display Open

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

NHWSO Interviews

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

DJM Interviews

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Central Minnesota Farm Tour Melarry Farms is owned and operated by Mel and Darlene Hackett along with their son, Spencer Hackett, his wife, Stacy and two sons, Chris and Brook. Deep pedigrees, All-American winners and high index cows sending sons to A.I. – you’ll find these kind as you walk the barn of Melarry Farms, Rice, Minn. Currently headlining this group is Jim-Jamdl Marmax D-Red-ET (VG-88 @ 3-11), the dam of the 2008 All-American Red & White Summer Yearling, Melarry Advent DJ-Red-ET.

Ralma – You gotta have Faith! A true difference maker at Ralma and in the Holstein industry, Ralma Juror Faith (EX-91 GMD DOM) is known worldwide for exceptional transmitting ability through high type and production. Your hosts at Ralma are the Schmitts: Al and Brenda, and Mark and Natalie and their kids Jonathon, Michael, Katie and Austin. Starlight Acres is the family operation of Tracy Schaefer and Karla Smieja, along with their boys, Quentin and Jacob. With a small herd of 46 milking cows, Starlight Acres specializes in type without forgetting the key elements of pedigree and production. “We like to prove that type can milk!” Currently there are 15 cows with multiple E’s and the herd lactation average is about 25,000M. 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dairy Jeopardy Contest

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Convention Registration

Option A

Mississippi River Tour The Sapa-Ska herd has achieved much success in the show ring in the past decade, having bred seven AllAmerican Nominees. Sapa-Ska Astronomical Sadie caught the attention of many as she was named the Reserve Junior Champion of World Dairy Expo in 2005 and went on to be the All-American Spring Yearling that year.

Pearl of the Lake Paddleboat – Enjoy a beautiful ride down the Mississippi River aboard the Pearl of the Lake Riverboat! “Pearl of the Lake” is a modern day replica of the grand riverboats that traveled on the Mississippi River in the 1800’s. National Eagle Center – America’s eagle education destination! The National Eagle Center features five superstars, rescued eagles from across the country. Experience the awe and wonder of these majestic creatures in an intimate environment. Option B

Tour West Flower-Brook Holsteins is currently milking 70 Registered Holstein cows with a Rolling Herd Average of 26,300 pounds of milk. Home to a barn full of high-scoring and high-producing Holsteins, it is also home to Stuewes FB Giddy-ET. Giddy was named the 2008 Star of the Breed by Holstein Association USA.

Glenmark Genetics and Bonnie Mohr Studio for Lunch – You’ve seen the paintings, heard about the cows and maybe even had the pleasure of visiting with John and Bonnie Mohr at a Holstein event over the years. But now the opportunity to visit the setting that inspires the worldrenowned artwork of Bonnie Mohr will be yours!

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5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Fish Fry Convention Sale Meal

Floralawn Holsteins – Scott and Jackie Rickeman, along with their kids Kelly and Nathan, Tracy, Casey and Brian, and Neil, began building the Floralawn herd in 1980. They’ve remained true to their goal over the years to breed cows that score VG or EX and make over 100,000 lbs lifetime. The 60-cow milking herd is housed in a tie-stall barn and currently consists of 13 EX and 42 VG, 10 of which are VG-88, giving the herd a BAA of 109.6.

6:00 pm

Convention Sale - Scott County Fairgrounds

8:00 pm - Midnight

Beach Bash Junior Dance

Raylore Farm – This year marks the 101st anniversary of the farm and over 75 years of breeding registered Holsteins. With a goal to work with solid cow families, key herd features include multiple generations of homebred Excellents and special purchases from the well-known Durham Bliss, Elegance and Sweet families. 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Delegate Registration

5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Experience Minnesota (Family Night) including Entertainment for Juniors and Adults

Enjoy the colorful beauty of a Minnesota summer evening at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. A barbeque meal featuring products and refreshments from Minnesota will be served while you listen or dance to our specially selected live band. Participate in the “Amazing Race” and learn about the great produce, plants and flowers that have been developed at the Arboretum; one of the most famous being the Honey Crisp Apple. Stroll through the gardens, visit the children’s learning center, take a guided tram tour ride down the 3-mile drive, visit the gift shop or sit on the veranda while sipping a drink and enjoy the beauty of a Minnesota evening. It will truly be a breath taking event! Monday June 28th 6:30 am - 4:00 pm

Dairy Bar and History Display Open

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Early Bird Session – Michael T. Collins, DVM, PhD Johne’s Disease: The Ostrich Approach Just Isn’t Working!

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dairy Bowl Contest

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Convention Registration

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Non-Delegate Guided Boat Tour A private narrated luxury cruise on beautiful Lake Minnetonka with a gourmet brunch served onboard. The group will enjoy the natural beauty and history of the lake, while getting a glimpse of some of the most extravagant real estate in Minnesota.

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

NHWSO Silent Auction

9:00 am - 3:15 pm

Annual Meeting

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Valleyfair Amusement Park

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Junior Luncheon

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

State Leaders Luncheon (Invitation Only)

3:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Regional Member Meetings

Tuesday , June 29 6:30 am - 4:00 pm

Dairy Bar and History Display Open

7:00 am

Convention Registration

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Delegate Information Breakfast (Invitation Only)

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Dairy Bowl Finals

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

NHWSO Silent Auction

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Annual Meeting

10:00 am - 11:30 am

National Junior Forum

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

NHWSO Meeting

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Mall of America tour As one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, Mall of America (MOA) features something for everyone: 520 stores, 50 restaurants, and attractions. The program will begin with a meet and greet where a MOA representative will give a warm welcome and brief introduction to the mall. It also includes a MOA shopping bag, coupon book and map/directory making this visit ideal for first time visitors!

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

National Junior Awards Luncheon

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Junior Farewell – Minnesota Twins Game

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

President’s Reception

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Adult Banquet for the latest detailed convention information, up-to-date schedules, and registration forms. Check out the blogs posted to under the category MN Juniors! Become a fan of the 2010 National Holstein Convention on our Facebook page!

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MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010 Minnesota Holstein Board of Directors

2010 Minnesota Junior Holstein Board of Directors

Front left to right: Gale Hoese, Glencoe; Mark Schmitt, Rice; Vice President Lane Johnson, Kerkhoven; President Mike Sheehan, Rochester; Pam Hendel, Caledonia; Jim Paulson, Hutchinson - Back left to right: Russ Thyen, Grove City; Chad Buehring, Rush City; Dave Alberts, Pine Island; John VanderWal, Pipestone; Devoine Kruse, Caledonia; Kenn Mueller, Arlington; Rod Cloose, Solway and Sarah Schmidt, Hardwick (Missing from photo: Jill Nelson, Sleepy Eye)

Front left to right: Vice President Ashley Swenson, Nicollet; Emily Achen, Sauk Centre; Elizabeth Olson, Hutchinson; President Megan Udermann, Sartell; Brittany Albrecht, Stewart - Back left to right: Mitchell Rosenfeld, Arlington; Jacob Sjostrom, Lafayette; Jacob Achen, Sauk Centre; Al Barka, Watkins and Jonathon Schmitt, Rice

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2010 Convention Chairpersons and Committees John Bierbaum, Chair

Steve Berland, Co-Vice Chair | Programs

Executive Committee: John Bierbaum, Steve Berland, Jan Albrecht, Spencer Hackett, Russ Wirt, Eric Sonnek, Mike Sheehan, Jennifer Dingbaum, David Pierson and Loren Olson

Jan Albrecht, Co-Vice Chair | Administration

Finance/Sponsorship Mike Sheehan, Chair

David Pierson, Gale Hoese, Pam Hendel, Roger Marti, Megan Herberg and John & Karyl Diersen

Pre/Post Tours Florence Volkert, Co-Chair Jayne Dinse, Co-Chair

Transportation Eugene Roller, Jr., Co-Chair Jim Goeden, Co-Chair

Pam Franz, Russ & Donna Wirt, Arne & Adeline Agrimson and Ardell & Katie Johnson

Dairy Bar Harriet Brown, Co-Chair Nick & Diane Buehring, Co-Chair

Tour/Host Day Loren Olson, Co-Chair Floyd Marti, Co-Chair

Daria Stransky, Karla Smieja, Mark Schmitt, Pam Hendel, Dave Kjome, Jon Larson and Barry Visser

Karyl Diersen, Sue & Rod Cloose, Bruce Cottington, Chad Buehring and Margaret Reiman

Banquets/Receptions Bob and Jeannette Sheehan, Chairs

Juniors Eric Sonnek, Chair

Mari Sheehan, Tony & Rel Seykora, Scott & Sue Ellinghuysen, Madge Alberts, Jim & Beth Olson, Kathy Neil Libby Tate, Mary & Duane Nelson, Dan & Faye Griffin, Linda & Devoine Kruse, Mary Ketchum, Olive Hupf, Tracy Nelson, Krista Sheehan, Kelly Kendall, Jan Albrecht, Jeanne Annexstad, Lois Legatt, Mike Donnelly and Molly Neil

Missy Sheehan, Angie Boltman, Jim Block, Russ & Heather Thyen, Tom & Julie Foss, Molly Neil, Mike Donnelly, Elizabeth Olson, Ashley Swenson, Abby Udermann, Megan Udermann, Jacob Achen, Emily Achen, Heidi Scapanski, Mitch Rosenfeld, Al Barka, Brittany Albrecht, Jonathon Schmitt and Jacob Sjostrom

Sale Scott Culbertson, Chair

Alternative Program Laura Olson, Co-Chair Brenda Marti, Co-Chair

Publicity Tina Culbertson, Chair

Jennifer Dingbaum, Executive Secretary

Greeting & Hospitality Scott and Jackie Rickeman, Chairs

Heidi Scapanski, Administrative Assistant

Spencer Hackett, Reid Stransky, Paul Trapp, Jr., Tony Kohls, Dan Brinkman, Steve Peterson, Andy Steinhagen, Tracy Schaefer, Rick Pagel and Jill Nelson

Jennifer Dingbaum, Madge Alberts, Vicki Searles, Natalie Schmitt, Dave Winkels and Krista Sheehan

Steve Peterson, Nathan & Kelly Winter, Glen Kurth, Russ & Donna Wirt, Tammy Howe, David & Phylis Joos, Wayne Quinn and Sarah Schmidt

Registration Debbie Kraus, Co-Chair Mary Swart, Co-Chair

Gil Gil Silvers, Graphic Artist

Bernie & Aggie Schmitz, Jill Schlueter, Kathy Herberg and Mary Larson

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time to make the 2010 National Holstein Convention a success. Minnesota Holstein News and Souvenir Issue


Host Day Tours | Sunday, June 27

Tour A: Mississippi River Tour Sapa-Ska Farm David and Dennis Pierson, along with Todd, Doris and Gracie Pierson, will be your hosts at Sapa-Ska Farm which is located in Lake City, southeast of convention headquarters along the Mississippi River. The Sapa-Ska herd has achieved much success in the show ring in the past decade, having bred seven All-American nominees. Sapa-Ska Astronomical Sadie caught the attention of many as she was named reserve Junior Champion of World Dairy Expo in 2005 and went on to be the All-American Spring Yearling that year. Pearl of the Lake Paddleboat After visiting Sapa-Ska Farms the tour will then board the “Pearl of the Lake”, a modern day paddle boat. The “Pearl of the Lake” is a replica of the grand riverboats that traveled on the Mississippi River in the 1800’s. True to tradition, her only means of propulsion is the twin paddlewheels in the stern. You will have the opportunity to travel the famous Mississippi River and watch the natural beauty all around you while enjoying your lunch. National Eagle Center Minnesota is second only to Alaska in its concentration of eagles. This new National Eagle Center on the Mississippi River in Wabasha is America’s eagle education destination! The center features five superstars, rescued eagles from across the country. Experience the awe and wonder of these majestic creatures in an intimate environment. Besides visiting with the eagles you will have the opportunity to watch educational feeding programs and ask questions. There are also several eagle observation decks providing you the opportunity to view wild eagles over the Mississippi.

Alternative Programs Guided Boat Tour - Monday, June 28 Attendees not involved in the business meetings will have the opportunity to enjoy a private narrated luxury cruise on beautiful Lake Minnetonka only 20 minutes from the Sheraton. A brunch will be served onboard as the group enjoys the natural beauty and history of the lake. Many luxury homes that can only be viewed from the water will be the highlight of the day. Minnesota in June is usually gorgeous, sunny and warm, so bring your cameras for some memorable sights! You will also have time to shop in downtown Excelsior and the General Store.


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Mall of America - Tuesday, June 29 Here’s an opportunity to experience the world-famous Mall of America. As one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, MOA features something for everyone - 520 stores, 50 restaurants and attractions including the Nickelodeon Theme Park, Underwater Adventures and the new American Girl Store. The day will begin with a meet and greet where a MOA representative will give a warm welcome and brief introduction to the mall. It also includes a MOA shopping bag, coupon book and map/directory making this visit ideal for first time visitors! Travel back and forth from the Sheraton will be provided.

Tour B: Tour West Flower-Brook Holsteins Andrew Stuewe along with his wife, Jodene and daughters, Ava and Jayde will be your hosts at Flower-Brook Holsteins. They milk 70 registered Holstein cows with a RHA of 26,300M. Home to a barn full of high-scoring and high-producing Holsteins it is also home to Stuewes FB Giddy-ET. Giddy was named the 2008 Star of the Breed by Holstein Association USA. Glenmark Genetics and Bonnie Mohr Studio You’ve seen the paintings, heard about the cows and maybe even had the pleasure of visiting with John and Bonnie Mohr at a Holstein event over the years, but now the opportunity to visit the setting that inspires the world-renowned artwork of Bonnie Mohr will be yours! We will be stopping for lunch and you will have time to visit Bonnie’s studio and see their cows! The herd currently includes 80 milking cows, 100 heifers and several bulls they raise to sell for breeding. Floralawn Holsteins Scott and Jackie Rickeman, along with their children - Kelly and Nathan, Tracy, Casey and Brian and Neil began building the Floralawn herd in 1980. They’ve remained true to their goal over the years to breed cows that score VG or EX and make over 100,000 pounds lifetime. The 60-cow milking herd is housed in a tiestall barn and currently consists of 13 EX and 42 VG, 10 of which are VG-88, giving the herd a BAA of 109.6. Raylore Farm Having enjoyed many farm tours at national conventions in the past, 2010 Host Day Chair Loren Olson and his wife, Laura, are excited to “return the favor” and welcome convention attendees to their family farm. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the farm and over 75 years of breeding registered Holsteins. With a goal  to work with solid cow families, key herd features include multiple generations of homebred excellents and many special purchases such as from the well-known Durham Bliss. In addition to the farm and her practice as a family physician, Loren and Laura have raised four children, Sarah, Luke, Lana and Elizabeth, all of whom were very active in Junior Holstein activities continue to be very active in the industry.

Experience Minnesota Night at the Landscape Arboretum Sunday, June 27

Enjoy the colorful beauty of a Minnesota summer evening at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. A barbeque meal featuring products and refreshments from Minnesota will be served while you listen or dance to the regionally famous Trouble Shooter band. Participate in the “Amazing Race” and learn about the great produce, plants and flowers that have been developed at the Arboretum; one of the most famous being the Honey Crisp Apple. Stroll through the gardens, visit the children’s learning center, take a guided tram tour ride down the 3-mile drive, visit the gift shop or sit on the veranda while sipping a drink and enjoy the beauty of a Minnesota evening. It will truly be breathtaking. Minnesota Holstein News and Souvenir Issue


2010 National Convention Sponsors WALLEYE SPONSOR ($15,000 and above) • Accelerated Genetics NORTHERN SPONSORS ($10,000 to $14,999) • Allflex USA, Inc. • Bonnie Mohr Studio

TROUT SPONSORS ($5,000 to $9,999) • ABS Global, Inc. • Ames Construction • Form-A-Feed, Inc. • Genex Cooperative, Inc. • Land O’Lakes, Inc. • McLeod County Holstein Club • Ritchie Industries and Carlson Wholesale

• Select Sires, Inc. • Davisco Foods International, Inc. • Holstein World • Rochester Area Holstein Club

BASS SPONSORS ($2,500 to $4,999) • Cargill Animal Nutrition

• Dairy Farmers of America

SUNNIES SPONSORS ($1,000 to $2,499) • Ag Partners Coop • Foremost Farms USA • Holstein International • Macland Holsteins • Minnesota Soybean Growers • Sibley County Holstein Club • United FCS

• AgStar Financial Services • Case IH • GEA Farm Technologies • Gopher Dairy Club, University of Minnesota • I-35 Holstein Club • Kandiyohi County Holstein Club • Midwest Dairy Association • Minnesota Corn Growers • Pfizer Animal Health • Semex • Stockman Transfer, Inc. and Brad Stockman • World Wide Sires, Ltd.

MINNOW SPONSORS (up to $999) • A & L Laboratories • American Crystal Sugar Company • Barka Milk Hauling, Inc. • Caledonia Haulers • Elginvue Farms • Florence Volkert • Havemeier Accounting • Intervet/Schering-Plough • Kurth View Farm • LeSueur Cheese Company • MidCountry Bank of Hutchinson • Midwest Machinery Co. • Prairie Implement, Inc. • Sibert Farms • Stearns County Holstein Club • Wensman Seed Company

• AgCountry FCS • Amundson Peterson, Inc. • Big Gain, Inc. • Citizen’s Bank of Hutchinson • Enesvet Seeds • Geske-Grove Holsteins • Houston County Holstein Club • Jerald and Diane Olson • L&P Supply • Lloyd Kasprick, Kasprick Farms • Mid-Minnesota Holstein Club • MN Milk Producers Association • Ronald Wicklace • Sorensen’s Sales and Rentals • Stranshome • Vita Plus

• Alpharama • Animal Medical Center, Inc. • Bill Buchmann and Stardell Farms • Elanco Animal Health • First District Association • Goodhue County Holstein Club • Hutchinson Co-op • Kreofsky Building Supplies • Lexvold Holsteins • Merial Ltd. • Midwest Agri-Commodities • NASCO • Security Bank & Trust • St. Joseph Equipment, Inc. • Trans Ova Genetics • Upper Midwest Dairy Industry Association

• AMPI • Burnett Co-op • First District Association • Malt-O-Meal

• Calhoun Creamery • Chisago ADA • Hastings Co-op Creamery • Midwest Dairy Association

DAIRY BAR SUPPORTERS • Genex Cooperative, Inc. • Bongards’ Creameries • Coborns • Kemps • Schwan’s


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Thank you to all of our sponsors for helping make the 2010 National Holstein Convention a success.

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ROUNDTABLE: Get to know some Minnesota Holstein breeders 1) Tell us about your farm

Hendel: I farm with my brother, Karl, and wife, Pam, in Caledonia, which is located in southeast Minnesota. In addition to family, we have five full-time employees and six part-time employees. Hendel Farms has 390 cows that are all registered, including 40 cows that are Brown Swiss. We’ve had registered Holsteins since 1991 when my brother and I formed a partnership. Before that, the farm had Brown Swiss. For classification, we do some specials, but we normally do the limited program. We try to get a score on every cow to get her started and score the better ones optionally. It’s an important tool for us for identifying the high typed animals in the herd for marketing reasons. They have a lot more value and we like to sell some animals. It’s been a good revenue source for us. All the cows are housed in a sand-bedded freestall and milked in a double-15 parlor with an alllift stall design. We also recently added an automatic calf feeding system. Johnson: My family and I own and operate Lida-Acres Holsteins in Pelican Rapids, located in west central Minnesota. We milk 50 cows, which are 95 percent registered. We have had registered Holsteins for 12

years and use classification as a comparison to other cows and to increase the marketing value of our cows. Our farm has been in the family at our current location for over 120 years. We have a BAA of 108.9 and a herd average of 21,580M 820F 670P. Larson: This will be Larcrest Holsteins 50th year with registered Holsteins. Our herd is 110 cows with an additional 25 dry and 350 heifers and calves. The cows are milked in a 70-cow tiestall barn with a barn with a bedded pack for the extra cows. We classify every seven months. It’s a must for building pedigrees and merchandising. VanderWal: My family and I own and operate Newalta Dairy in Pipestone, which is located in southwest Minnesota. We have a herdsman, Loren Dekan, along with nine milkers, one feeder and one part-time employee. We milk our 1,200 cows in a double-20 parallel parlor and house them in a four-row freestall barn bedded with a mix of straw and soy hulls. In the future, we plan to use manure-separated solids for bedding. The herd is on the Complete program with Holstein USA. Everything is registered, but only about 10 percent of herd is 100 percent registered. Gradually


MINNESOTA Congratulations to the Minnesota Holstein Association for celebrating 100 years of service to Holstein breeders!

everything will be 100 percent registered. We score every seven months on the limited program. I have worked with registered Holsteins all my life just in three different locations.

2) How long have you been dairy farming and how did you get your start?

Hendel: Karl and I started a partnership in 1991. We bought out my uncle and my dad helped us get started. We didn’t have to buy him out right away. It was a slow process. We knew we couldn’t cash flow with 35 cows so we doubled our herd to 70 right away the first year. We found the beauty of freestalls and we grew about 10 percent each year until 2002. Johnson: I started farming with my dad, Greg, and two uncles full-time in 2003, but have always worked on the farm since I was old enough. Larson: David and Raymona purchased their first registered Holstein in 1961. Raymona cashed in her retirement savings from teaching to purchase eight heifers. Most of the herd comes from these cows. Jon joined his parents full-time in 1987.

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VanderWal: I grew up on a dairy farm in the Netherlands then went to college for four years. I returned home at age 20 and formed a partnership with my dad on our 100-cow dairy for about six years. After Belinda and I were married we moved to central Alberta, Canada, in 1989. We were milking about 200 registered Holsteins. In 2005 we moved to Pipestone and started building that fall. By November 2006 we were milking in our new barn.

3) What type of cows are you breeding for in your herd?

Hendel: We need high production animals that are efficient in breeding and have a low SCC. We also like to have a little extra type. Besides keeping cows around longer you can develop more value in your animal with type. We want a cow that’s profitable in our barn and for other people. Johnson: I try to breed cows that are going to classify high Very Good or Excellent with good production. I also like cows that have the ability to last for several lactations. Larson: We have always strived for balanced cows with excellent udders. With the emergence of a few of our cow families we are currently placing a heavier emphasis on health traits for the A.I. merchandising markets. VanderWal: I have the balanced breeding approach, blending type and production. I like to have cows that milk, but I also like type, focusing on udders, and feet and legs; however, I also watch overall type. I don’t need the tallest cow, but like cows with strength and longevity. Health traits are also getting to be more important.

4) What are your current service sires?

Hendel: Daughters out of popular bulls always sell better. Our herd is big enough that we can use some unique pedigrees. We follow the TPI list closely.

We are also looking forward to using sons of Larcrest Crimson. VanderWal: We are using Palermo, Super, Bronco, Sanchez, Laurin, Baxter, Max Life, Taramack, Emphasis and Outbound.

5) What criteria do you use when selecting service sires?

Hendel: We focus on pounds of protein, type, productive life, DPR and SCC in that order. Right now more than ever we’re realizing you have to have more milk per cow in order to be profitable. That’s where the protein pounds comes in. They need to be high in protein but they also have to have the health traits. Because of genomics we’re confident in those sires and have now increased our young sire use from 15 percent to about 30 percent. We’re trying to find bulls that have market demand. We don’t eliminate one bull if he happens to be low on one trait if he offers a lot of other good traits. I try to take an average of the bulls I’m using and make sure I’m making progress on all the traits. Johnson: I look for high type bulls with solid production from good cow families. Larson: We enjoy studying pedigrees and cow families. Rankings are important but not the only criteria. Certainly high net merit and TPI are necessary for A.I. matings. VanderWal: I will not use a bull that is negative in milk production or over three in SCC. I also put more focus on other health traits, which are getting to be more reliable. We use genomically tested bulls, but right now we use a lot of the proven bulls. I put a lot of value in the proven bulls even if we have to pay more for them.

6) Typically how long do you use a service sire?

Johnson: We are using Million, Damion, Lightning, Arrow, Jeeves as well as genomic young sires sired by Goldwyn and Shottle.

Hendel: We use new genomic young sires about three months and newly, proven first-crop sires about a year. If they come back with good second-crop daughters I’ll return to those bulls. We’ll keep using them as long as they keep proving themselves. Three of those bulls have been Bolton, Shottle and Goldwyn.

Larson: We are using several genomic young sires such as Atwood, Aftershock and Destry. Several sons of Larcrest Cosmopolitan are also being used in the herd: Cancun, Cyprus, Custom and Constantine.

Johnson: How long we use a sire depends on our opinion of him. We usually don’t use much of any one young sire to avoid having too many offspring from a bull that doesn’t turn out.

Matt Hendel | Hendel Farms Caledonia, Southeast Minnesota 390 cows Family involved in the operation: Karl, Matt, Pam, Hannah, Lauren and Sydney Hendel

Adam Johnson | Lida-Acres Pelican Rapids, West Central Minnesota 50 cows Family involved in operation: Greg, Dawn, Greta, Alex, Dana and Maria Johnson; Adam, Sara and Olivia Johnson

Jon Larson | Larcrest Holsteins Albert Lea, Southern Minnesota 110 cows Family involved in operation: wife, Ann; mother, Raymona

John VanderWal | Newalta Dairy Pipestone, Southwest Minnesota 1,200 cows Family involved in operation: Berlinda and John VanderWal; children Jennifer, Alisha, Bernice, Amy Jo and Ian Minnesota Holstein News and Souvenir Issue


Larson: In the past we have used service sires that we liked for several years at a time. Those have included Durham, Shottle and Goldwyn. We tend to use them for a shorter duration at this time. VanderWal: I still use Baxter, which is about three years; however, in general I usually don’t use a bull much longer than a year. Usually it’s a maximum of about two years.

7) Which bull has been the most influential in your herd?

Hendel: Blackstar had the most influence in our herd through the 90s. They were quality uddered cows that produced well, and had good feet and legs. Then Durhams turned out to be good brood cows for us. They were more on the type side but offered a lot of advances on calving ease and low SCC. Then Oman came along with exceptional calving ease and health traits. He lead us into Shottle, who has had the most influence. He has extreme type and production. We have some good Shottle daughters that have calved a second time and they’re doing everything we like. Johnson: Durham and Cousteau have both worked really well for us. All our daughters from both of those bulls are Very Good or Excellent. Both bulls have produced cows for us that have won at national shows, and have made cows that produce really well and are built to last. Larson: My dad’s favorite bull was Paclamar Astronaut. If we look at the best cows in our barn now most of them trace back to either Juror or Durham. VanderWal: We have a young herd because we started in 2006, but in our two-yearolds and second-calf cows we see good Baxter and Mac 22

daughters. A large percentage of the young cows are sired by those two bulls. They have good traits, good udders, and good feet and legs. They’ll stay around.

8) What benefits do you gain from having registered Holsteins?

Hendel: It gives us an opportunity in these off years of milk price to generate a little more revenue. It’s been a fun way to meet a lot of people. You get a lot of new ideas here – talking to other people about breeding and management. Having registered cattle also gives your herd extra value. If something happened and you had to sell your herd, the value of registered cattle is almost an insurance policy for your farm. Johnson: It allows my family and I to meet new people. There are also a lot more opportunities for activities such as shows, sales and conventions. I also believe having registered Holsteins increases the potential value of our cattle. Larson: We believe in and enjoy breeding registered Holsteins. Whether we are breeding to create bulls for AI, females for merchandising, or herd replacement females the tools and programs for Holstein Association are a necessity. VanderWal: Money-wise I don’t think there are any real short-term benefits. It’s probably more of a hobby and an addiction because I grew up with it. If it’s in you, you can never do away with it. In the long run it might pay back. I think if a registered breeder can sell some cows and show that his or her cows are sired by the top bulls, I think he or she can get some good money for them. If I don’t keep track of the sire stack and pedigree, then to me my work is a lot more boring. I care about the pedigrees.

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Speakers Slated for 2010 National Holstein Convention The 2010 National Holstein Convention in Bloomington, Minn. will feature two speakers on Monday, June 28, addressing current topics facing the dairy industry and Registered Holstein breeders. An “early bird” session will be held at 7:30 a.m., featuring Michael T. Collins, DVM, PhD. Dr. Collins is the University of Wisconsin’s leading researcher on Johne’s Disease, and he is presenting, “Johne’s Disease: The Ostrich Approach Just Isn’t Working!” Later that same day, Dr. Tom Lawlor, Holstein Association USA’s Director of Research and Development, will be speaking on a topic that has been discussed at length across the industry in recent months – genetic evaluations. At approximately 10:30 a.m., during the Association’s Annual Meeting, Dr. Lawlor will present “Genetic Evaluations: What Happened in April and What Can We Expect in the Future.” He will cover the changes that occurred with the April evaluations and why they were implemented, what can be expected with the August genetic evaluations, and then give some insight as to what might happen over the next year. After his presentation, ample time will be allowed for audience questions. For complete information about the 2010 National Holstein Convention, including a schedule of events, registration materials and lodging information, visit www.

1922 Original True Type Prints to be Auctioned off at Banquet In 1922, the True Type work of the Holstein-Friesian Association was instituted at a meeting held in Philadelphia at the time of the Third Brentwood Sale. In 1923, the True Type Committee completed its work and its efforts were given formal approval by the Association at the Cleveland convention. Edwin Megargee is the artist who designed these prints. Selling is a pair of true type prints from 1922 and 1923. Both the True Type

Female and True Type Male print will be auctioned off on Tuesday evening, June 29 at the convention banquet. Both prints are framed and in excellent condition. These prints are a true piece of Holstein Friesian history. These prints were made available by Marcella Glamm in memory of her husband, Donald, longtime Minnesota Holstein member. Proceeds will benefit the 2010 National Holstein Convention.

Giantfrom Genomic Offerings Hendel Farms

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Vatland Atw Mariah 3060-ET

GTPI+2256 +1143M +81F +50P PTA +663NM$ +3.16T +2.57UDC +3.03FLC #1 Atwood and #60 GTPI heifer in the breed! Atwood x Vatland O Man Mary 2007 VG-89 (above)

Mariah sells in the National Convention Sale!

Mariah owned by Josh Vatland

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Hendel Plt Marilyn 2032-ET

GTPI+2423 +2247M +76F +59P +816NM$ +7.0PL +3.02T +2.24UDC +2.11FLC #3 Planet and #5 GTPI heifer in the breed! Planet x Hendel Shottle Miami VG-88 DOM (above) x EX GMD DOM Durham

Selling a 1st Choice of all females made during her virgin heifer flushes!

Matt and Pam Hendel Family | Karl Hendel 14306 Gap Drive, Caledonia, Minnesota 55921 Phone (507) 724-5689 | Fax (507) 724-5780 Cell (507) 458-7680 |

Josh Vatland Cell (507) 450-9137 Minnesota Holstein News and Souvenir Issue


The Pride of Iowa . . . The Iowa Holstein Association would like to thank Leroy Eggink for his outstanding service to the Holstein Association USA as the Regional 6 Director!! We would like your support as Leroy seeks his second term.

Rising Star

‌in a Stormy Sky BUDJON-JERGENS


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Welcome to Minnesota! You’re invited to stop by during your visit. We are just an hour west of Bloomington.

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r First Choice Observe from Bolton's #1 Genomic daughter! Three pregnancies due Dec. 2010 and more implanted due Feb. 2011.

Fly-Higher Bolton

Misha-ET VG-88 EX-MS

GTPI +2211 PTA +1804M +69F +57P +3.75T 4/10 2-04 3x 96d 10,180 4.5 463 2.9 300 inc.

- Last test 105 pounds - Daughter by Jeeves GTPI+2134 and Alexander GTPI+2038 - Sons by Jeeves GTPI+2226 and +2175, Million GTPI+2064 and Dotson GLPI+2310

Dam: Hendel Shottle Mica 2144-ET VG-88 DOM | CTPI +2029M 2-06 3x 365d 37,320 4.0 1494 3.1 1139 2nd Dam: Hendel Durham Mitzi 1390 EX-90 GMD-DOM *TV 2-10 3x 365d 42,810 3.6 1522 3.0 1299 1st MN Protein and 2nd MN Milk

Region 1 ...running for Nat’l Director ofl Directo r of It is an honor and privilege to run for Nationa Region 1 at this year's National Holstein Convention. If you have questions for me regarding my position on industry issues, my outlook on the Association and/or my passion for breeding registered Holsteins, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to meeting you in the coming months and would appreciate your support!


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March Classification: 14EX 34VG 21GP 7G Herd Avg: 25,664M 950F 790P Minnesota Holstein News and Souvenir Issue


Lucy 2010 Minnesota Holstein Association Brood Cow of the Year

Pine-Shelter Lucina Fargo EX-95 3E DOM The membership of the Minnesota Holstein Association has crowned its first Brood Cow of the Year contest winner from a very impressive group of thirteen nominees. Pine-Shelter Lucina Fargo (EX-95 3E DOM), known by many as simply Lucy, first captured the attention of Minnesota breeders back in the ‘90s when she hit the Tanbark Trail with her owner, Laura Ann Alberts. By the end of her career, Lucy and Laura exhibited in a remarkable 97 shows and were in the ring 220 times! Lucy’s success in the ring includes the distinction of being named a Junior All-American winner four times and being nominated six times — a feat that has only been accomplished by two other cows to date! She was the Grand Champion of the Junior Show at World Dairy Expo in 1997 and was Grand Champion of the 1996 Grand National Junior Show held at that time in Louisville, Ky. Beyond the ring, Lucy was a tremendous production cow and at one time was the #1 PTAT and PL cow in the breed. Her best record at 6-05 2x 365d was 40,700M 3.6% 1480F 3.0% 1205P. Fast forward to 2010 and the proof of this true brood cow is clear. At her home, Pine-Shelter Farms in Pine Island, Minn., 26

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49.5 percent of the current milking herd trace back to the Lucy Family. There have been 635 registered female offspring through her female line and of her 52 daughters, 46 were scored and average an impressive 86.78 points! This group is comprised of 10 Excellent, 26 Very Good, 8 Good Plus; there are 8 with Dam of Merit distinction and 1 Gold Medal Dam. The most famous granddaughter of Lucy is Pine-Shelter Cheyenne (EX-95 3E DOM), the Grand Champion Holstein and Reserve Supreme Champion of the 2003 World Dairy Expo. Cheyenne is sired by Lucy’s son, Pine-Shelter Laser Lindy. Lucy has six sons and grandsons in active AI — proving that having Lucy on the top or bottom side of the pedigree is always a good thing. Success in the ring, high production performance and the impressive ability to transmit to the next generation - Lucy defines what it means to be a true brood cow. Congratulations to the Alberts Family of Pine-Shelter Farms on this latest honor to be bestowed on the lovely Lucy! We are proud to name her our first Minnesota Brood Cow of the Year!

Thank you Minnesota Holstein Association members for voting for Lucy as Brood Cow of the Year. We are honored and humbled by your support.

Les Schmidt

Since our ad ran in February, we have registered Lucy’s last daughter –out of Comestar Outside-ET, bringing her total number of daughters to 53.

Watch for our consignment to the National Sale! Pick of an Atwood flush (12 pregnancies) from

Pine-Shelter Chelsy Sho-ET

VG-86 VG-MS @ 2Y | GTPI+1759 (imputed) 2-00 3x 365d 32,048 3.6 1174 3.0 978 Chelsy has a Sanchez son with a GTPI+2101 slated to go to Select Sires and a Morty sister, Pine-Shelter Cherokee-ET EX-91 Chelsy’s dam is Pine-Shelter Cheyenne, EX-95 3E DOM, Grand Champion & Reserve Supreme Champion, World Dairy Expo 2003

Alberts Brothers

Pine-Shelter’s home farm will be recognized this summer as a

Century Farm

Purchased in December 1910 by the second generation of Alberts in the U.S., the farm is in continuous milking operation with the sixth generation of Alberts now living there. The first registered cattle were purchased in 1917.

Watch for more information on a fall event to celebrate this milestone. Farm: (507) 356-4462 Dave (cow/bull info: (507) 356-8625 or (507) 269-3084

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Regancrest EX-92 GMD DOM



5-00 2x 365 34,180 4.2 1419 3.0 1007 EX-91 92-MS | CTPI +2086 7th Senior 2-Year Old, 3-01 2x 365 36,905 3.7 1337 3.0 1100 Int’l Holstein Show 2006 3rd Senior 3-Year Old, Midwest Fall National 2009 Member Nom AA Produce of Dam 2009


Regancrest VG-88 | GTPI +2011

2-02 2x 365 31,960 3.6 1164 3.0 965 #1 Type Cow | Dam of #1 UDC Bull


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Regancrest G VG-87 DOM | GTPI +2054

2-04 2x 365 33,590 3.2 1090 3.2 1090

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riverboats that traveled on the Mississippi River in the 1800’s. While on board you will have the opportunity to travel the famous Mississippi River and watch the natural beauty that takes place all around her while enjoying your lunch.


E HOPE TO see you on the MISSISSIPPI RIVER TOUR, Sunday, June 27 as part of your “Get Hooked on Minnesota” National Holstein Convention 2010 Experience! After visiting Sapa-Ska Farms, the tour will then board the “Pearl of the Lake”, a modern day paddle boat. The “Pearl of the Lake” is a modern day replica of the grand

The National Eagle Center, Wabasha, Minn., is the final stop of the tour. The National Eagle Center features five superstars, rescued eagles from across the country. Experience the awe and wonder of these majestic creatures in an intimate environment.

David and Dennis Pierson

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Todd, Doris and Gracie Pierson Sapa-Ska Columbus Sunshine EX-95 (1984-1998)

Stan Grosz

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Index and Type in one Herd! #10 PTAT Cow of the Breed

Sonnek Damion Charlie-ET

Very Good-85 | CTPI +1936 PTA +3.93T 4/10 Damion x Shottle Arcadia VG-87 DOM • Goldwyn and Domain Pregnancies

1st Choice AltaChairman from Chocolate sells on the National Convention Sale Sonnek Bolton Chocolate-ET

Very Good-85 VG-MS @ 2-03 | GTPI +1965G Bolton x Shottle Arcadia VG-87 DOM

Full sister to Chocolate

Sonnek Blt Double Dipped-ET Sold for $80,000 on Parade of Perfection Sale #1 Atwood Type Son Three more full sisters to Chocolate and Double Dipped at the farm

Sonnek Body by Victoria EX-91

Durham x Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret of course made lifetime memories by being All-American and Junior All-American Junior 3-Year Old in 2003. • Daughters by September Storm, Goldwyn, Talent and Advent

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Go Turbo!

Turbo -ET


EX-90 EX-92-MS +1824 CTPI

1-11 2X 365 29,804 3.9 1173 3.1 930 3-01 2X 344 31,330 4.3 1346 3.2 990 Turbo’s daughters: • SheeKnoll Jeeves Angel – fancy Feb. ‘10 heifer, +1996 GTPI • SheeKnoll Manager Velvet – fresh and ready for June classification; Velvet’s Nov. ‘09 son, SheeKnoll Planet Axel, is +2187 GTPI and heading to Alta Genetics!

Excellent 94 Durham


SheeKnoll Durham

EX-94-2E EX-94-MS

4-02 2X 365 40,230 4.4 1782 3.2 1293 Lifetime to Date: 138,000 Daughters by Blitz, Shottle and Laurin Just calved again February ‘10 Upcoming flush to Goldwyn


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2-01 2X 308 25,082 4.2 1043 3.3 823 Inc. +1943 CTPI 4 Pregnancies to Planet due Summer and Fall ‘10 Due Aug. ‘10 to Super

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2-01 2X 349 25,820 3.9 1002 3.4 878 +1807 GTPI 3-02 2X 365 30,974 3.6 1138 3.1 966 Sunny’s daughters: • SheeKnoll Planet Beverly – born Nov. ‘09, +1969 GTPI • SheeKnoll Boliver Zenith – due Sept. ‘10 to Sebastian • 5 Sandy heifers, 4 Million heifers, 2 Laudan heifers

A Productive and Profitable 125 Years ... and Counting The Swenson ancestors probably didn’t know it at the time, but their decision to buy their farm’s first two registered Holsteins in 1885 has rooted their family in a 125-year business and a Minnesota legacy. Now as the fifth generation, Paul and Cindy Swenson own and operate ForestLawn Holsteins in Nicollet, Minn. The couple and their children, Chris (21) and Ashley (18), continue the Swenson family tradition with their 100 percent registered herd, milking 205 Holsteins. Forest-Lawn Holsteins is the oldest registered herd in the state and the oldest continuous registered herd in the country. “(Our ancestors) were probably looking for a cow that was more productive and more profitable,” Paul said. In 1857, Paul’s great-great grandfather, Swen Swenson, emigrated from Norway and settled in Nicollet, Minn. For the next 26 years, he and his family raised and farmed with dual-purpose Shorthorn cattle; however, as Holsteins started streaming into the United States, Swen caught on to the breed and bought a registered bull – Zyp 1944 H.H.B – for $325 from a farmer in Decorah, Iowa. Two years later in 1885, Swen bought two cows for $200 each. Opal 1375 H.H.B and Kate the Second 3543 H.H.B. – were the start of Forest-Lawn Holsteins. “He realized (registered Holsteins) were the up and coming breed. That was his way to get into the dairy business,” Paul said about the first Swenson generation. According to the Holstein USA website, that same year the Association of Breeders of Thouroughbred Holstein Cattle and the Dutch Friesian Association of America – merged to create the Holstein-Friesian

Association of America, which is now the Holstein Association USA. Over time as registered Holsteins became more widespread and plentiful across the nation, Minnesota breeders gathered in 1910 to form the Minnesota Holstein Association. As members of the association, the Swensons continued breeding registered Holsteins as each generation took over the farm. Paul’s great-grandfather, Oscar, had ownership of the herd when it received the PBR award for the first time in 1949. However, third generation farmer Maurice Swenson had his farming career cut short when he suddenly passed away at the age of 45. Paul’s father, Howard, at the age of 15 had to take over the responsibilities of the farm with his 13-year-old brother, Owen.

animals of the youngstock. Howard and Owen split their operation in 1979 and by 1981, Howard welcomed the next generation when he formed a partnership with son, Paul, after he graduated from high school. Cindy joined two years later after she and Paul were married. The two were ready for the challenge of dairying and the excitement of working with their family’s registered herd. “Most of the expansion of the dairy has happened since I graduated in 1981,” Paul said. Paul and Cindy bought the herd from Howard and wife, Jane, in 1994. By 1996, the herd had grown to 100 cows and the tiestall facility was in need of an update.

“It was a low point for us on the farm, but we kept the herd and farm going,” Howard said. In 1952, the two brothers bought the farm and dairy herd, and started modernizing over the next few years. By 1964 when Howard and Owen bought a neighboring farm they had barn cleaners and silo unloaders. They also were venturing into A.I. – a big Paul holding Forest-Lawn Princess EX-90, Ashley holding Forestdifference from the herd bulls Lawn Terry Cindy VG-86 and Cindy Swenson used on farms in earlier years. “We would go to recognized breeders and look for good cow families to buy a bull,” Howard said about buying herd bulls. Four years later in 1968, the Swensons hosted a sale, downsizing their herd to about 10 cows, a few 4-H heifers and 30

Paul and Cindy built a freestall barn and double-6 parallel parlor to accommodate the larger herd. And two years ago, the Swensons revamped their parlor into a double-9 parabone. “Expansion is the key piece to most growing

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businesses of all kinds of industries,” Paul said. However, another key piece of their dairy business has been their registered Holsteins. “We’ve definitely had more profit in our dairy business because of our registered cows,” Paul said. In earlier years, Forest-Lawn Holsteins has sold up to 50 breeding bulls to neighbors each year. The Swensons have also sold animals on state sales, and embryos to breeders across the nation and overseas. “The genetics have always been the most important and most interesting part of the dairy business for me,” Paul said. “Some larger dairies hand over (mating)

over 50,000-pound lactation records. “That family produced incredible milk cows,” Paul said. Rudolph daughters also filled the bulk tank. “They weren’t show type of cows, but they made big records,” Paul said. Some of the current service sires at ForestLawn Holsteins are Super, Ross, Damion, LHeros and Dusk. One of their current cows, Forest-Lawn Princess EX-90 2E, has also produced top records. The Rudolph daughter as a twoyear-old produced her lowest record of 42,000 pounds of milk and has made a personal best of 54,000 pounds of milk. She also has six daughters that each made over 30,000 pounds as two-year-olds. “That’s a family that’s been fun to work with,” Paul said. Especially now that two of Princess’s red Lawn-Boy grandsons are in A.I. Because of their breeding philosophy, the Swensons don’t expect a barn-full of Excellent cows.

Forest-Lawn Holsteins since 1885

responsibilities to the A.I. companies, but I think it makes it more fun to follow pedigrees.” The Swensons breeding program mostly focuses on creating high producing families with a handful of cows that are more typebased. Two bulls that have been successful at Forest-Lawn Holsteins are Carlin-M Ivanhoe Bell and Startmore Rudolph. “Bell really brought a lot of milk into the herd,” Paul said. At one point, the Swensons had six Bell daughters producing over 30,000 pounds of milk. One Bell daughter, Forest-Lawn Bell Molly VG-87 GMD, has developed a strong cow family still present in the herd today. In the 80s before the Swensons started using TMR, Molly made a 39,000-pound record and four of her descendents each made

“Our cows have capacious udders because of their production,” Paul said. “They may not be the highest scoring cows – we have a lot in the ‘80s – but they make really profitable cows.” Many of their cows are producing 150 pounds per day on the two-time-a-day schedule. The Swensons have had six cows milk over 200 pounds in one day. Even with high milk production, the Swensons – like all dairy producers – find the milk prices of the industry challenging and frustrating; however, they have their own ways to deal with the hardship. “I tend to wake up in the morning with a positive attitude. Even when the milk prices go down I know it will turn around,” said Paul, who is also called the eternal optimist in the family. “I think a positive attitude makes a huge difference, especially to get the next generation interested.” Working together as a family has also made

Mark your Calendar

Saturday, July 17, 2010 You're invited to the celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Forest-Lawn Holsteins featuring the Minnesota Holstein Field Day

Minnesota Holstein Field Day Schedule of Events 10:30 a.m.


10:30-noon Viewing of cattle and facilities 10:30-noon Minnesota Junior Clipping Contest Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch 12:45 p.m.


1:30-2:30 p.m. Judging Contest 3:00 p.m.

Closing of Forest-Lawn 125th Anniversary Sale online/on-site sale

tough times more bearable. “It’s our way to connect and spend time with each other,” Cindy said. And their friends through the Holstein Association are always around for additional support. “You meet a lot of people and make a lot of contacts which you wouldn’t have done if you weren’t in the purebred industry,” said Howard, who served on the Minnesota Holstein Association board of directors for 12 years. “The other breeders become your friends.” The youngest generation is also finding that connection: Ashley serves as Vice President of the Minnesota Junior Holstein Association. The Swenson family has learned the registered business well, passing it on and encouraging the next generations. They’ve had 125 years to learn from and more years to look forward to in the future. Minnesota Holstein News and Souvenir Issue


Headed to the National Convention Sale from the highest BAA herd in Minnesota!

Image-Red by Advent sells! Deep pedigree backed by RED brood cow extraordinaire, Marker Mandy with numerous All-Americans!

Full sister to dam of Image-Red

Greenlea Rub Marlene-Red-ET Willolea-CW Mandy Image-Red Born: January 29, 2009

Dam: Greenlea Ruby Manda-ET *RC EX-92 95-MS 2nd Dam: Bar-Lee Marker Mandy-Red-ET EX-94 3E - All-American R&W 5-Year Old 2002 - Res All-American R&W Senior 3-Year-Old 2000 - All-American R&W Senior 2-Year-Old 1999

Another SUPER Advent from an EX-90 EX-MS Durham then five more generations EX averaging 92 points with multiple E’s!

Excellent-94 EEEEE 3-07 2x 365d 35,394 4.0 1410 3.1 1108 Res All-American R&W Aged Cow 2008 All-American R&W 5-Year-Old 2007 Grand Champion, Grand Int’l R&W Show 2007 Res All-American R&W 4-Year-Old 2006 All-American R&W Senior 3-Year Old 2005 Res Int Champ, Grand Int’l R&W Show 2005 All-American R&W Senior 2-Year-Old 2004

Granddam of consignment

Dam of consignment

VT-Pond-View E Marsha-ET VT-Pond-View Dur Margo-ET

Excellent-90 EX-MS 3-07 2x 365d 23,940 3.9 928 3.0 721 4 EX full sisters and 1 EX maternal sister!

Excellent-91 EX-MS 2E 4-07 2x 365d 34,050 3.8 1300 3.1 1059 Next 4 dams: EX-91 3E, EX-91 2E, EX-96 2E GMD DOM and EX-93 3E GMD DOM

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rimson ells! C S Tande Shottle

Tande ShoTTle


Born: december 8, 2009 Sells on the National Convention Sale! Dam (pictured left):


Tande laurier eX-94-2e eeeee

7-09 2X 153 14,719 3.6 526 2.8 417 inc. 5-03 2X 365 31,120 2.9 917 3.1 961 lifetime: 1903d 151,019 3.4 5179 3.1 4588 Reserve All-Minnesota Junior 3-Year-Old, 2005 All-Minnesota Spring Calf, 2002 All-Minnesota Spring Yearling, 2003

Granddam of Crimson


maternal sister by damion


maternal sister by Gibson

Tande GiBSon VG-88 VG-mS


Tande Blackmark eX-91-2e eX-mS

Tande damion VG-87@2-11 VVeVV

3-05 2X 365 28,310 3.5 1005 2.8 796

2-06 2X 265 21,110 3.3 700 3.2 674 inc. 3-10 2X 305 23,860 3.1 728 2.8 670 inc.

Tande Holsteins

LARRY TANDE FAMILY 7305 North Cedar Avenue | Medford, Minnesota 55045 Phone (507) 451-2584 | Cell (507) 213-6624

Rhys Tande, Herdsman Lactation Average: 26,585M | 910F | 802P BAA: 111.7

Join us on Saturday, September 18, 2010 for the Visions of “EX” cellence Sale! Melarry Farms, Rice, Minnesota | 11:30 a.m. Hosted by: Scha-Kett Holsteins and Melarry Farms Style, Pedigree and Production - Glaze Sells

Spungold Aspen


Excellent-90 and Moving Up - Dafy Sells

Sewards-folly Allen


Dip-N-Dots Sells Alongside her Dam Dafy

Wilstar Shottle


Excellent-92 93-MS 2-11 2x 344d 32,333 4.4 1410 3.2 1058 Dam: Spungold C-Leader Glorie VG-86 4-05 2x 365d 36,040 3.0 1079 3.2 1162 • Completes 5 generations VG or EX • 6th Place 4-Year Old, MN State Show 2009 • Sells fresh in June Owned with Ryan Krull

Excellent-90 2-11 2x 307d 30,687 3.3 1025 2.9 903 Dam: Gateway-Acres Daphne-ET EX-90-2E 2-11 2x 365d 46,040 3.7 1721 3.9 1322 2nd Dam: Way-Cin Royal Dunn EX-90 4-07 2x 365d 29,070 4.1 1182 3.1 889 Next 2 Dams: VG-88 and EX-90

PTPI+1796 PTAT +2.8 4/10 Dam: Sewards-Folly Allen Dafy-ET EX-90 Also sells - pictured left

*RC and Sells due to the HOT Contender Bull

Already EX-92 and by Advent - Grace Sells

Loads of Potential in this Young Dundee

Gildale Rubens

Lindsey *RC

Very Good-88 92-MS 3-10 2x 364d 31,349 3.7 1154 3.2 1018 Dam: Gildale Outside Laura EX-91 3-06 2x 365d 27,490 3.7 1006 2.9 784 2nd Dam: Ron-De-Ro Loco EX-90 2E 8-02 2x 365d 27,410 3.9 1076 2.8 760 3rd Dam: VG-86 • Sells due in September to Contender

Yellow-birch Advent

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Excellent-92 4-05 2x 365d 27,520 4.5 1245 3.3 902 Dam: Yellow-Birch Rubens Glory EX-90 4-03 2x 365d 27,820 4.1 1157 3.1 865 2nd Dam: Yellow-Birch Sierra Grace 2-00 2x 365d 26,410 3.5 937 2.8 746 Next 4 Dams: VG-87 VG-85, EX-90 and EX-91-2E • Sells fresh in July

Donovan Dundee


Very Good-85 2-03 2x 302d 22,375 3.9 869 3.2 725 Dam: Donovan Leader Nola EX-91-4E-CAN 5-07 2x 365d 32,125 3.3 1060 3.1 1003 • Completes 7 generations VG or EX • Sells due in October to Dusk • Fancy bred heifer by Sprite and smashing fall calf by Duplex also sell.

Tracy Schaefer, Karla Smieja, Quentin Scott and Jacob Schaefer 15241 50th Avenue, Little Falls, MN 56345 | Ph: 320-632-4605 | Fax: 320-632-5565 email: | Spencer and Stacey Hackett | Chris and Brook 17011 Aspen Road NE, Rice, MN 56367 | Ph. 320-393-3056 |

Young Cow with a Bright Future - Fate Sells

Melarry Goldwyn


Milady Sells - Candidate for Higher Score

Melarry Allen


The End Stall Kind - Nancy Sells

Melarry Atlanta


Very Good-86 VG-MS @ 2-10 2-02 2x 365d 34,424 3.7 1259 3.2 1039 Dam: Melarry Durham Fever EX-91 EX-MS 3-06 2x 365d 35,220 3.2 1135 3.1 1081 Next 4 Dams: EX-93 3E GMD DOM, VG-85, EX-94 2E DOM, EX-92 5E • Sells fresh in March • Sells with multiple A.I. contracts

Very Good-89 EX-MS @ 3-08 2-00 2x 365d 30,720 4.1 1254 3.3 1006 Dam: Melarry-S Hi Metro Mary-ET EX-92 2E 3-07 2x 365d 38,110 3.9 1484 3.2 1222 Next 4 Dams: VG-86, EX-95 2E GMD DOM, VG-88 and EX-90

Very Good-88 EX-MS @ 4-02 2-07 2x 365d 23,340 4.3 992 3.3 759 Dam: Melarry Cevis Natasha VG-87 VG-MS 3-01 2x 365d 33,220 3.3 1098 2.9 957 Next 2 Dams: VG-88 and EX-90

#2 CTPI Red Cow of the Breed - Dove Sells

For the RED Enthusiast, Talent Rocket Sells

HUGE Genomic Opportunities from Fiona Sell

Melarry Classic


Very Good-85 VG-MS @ 3-01 | CTPI+1932 2-00 2x 358d 33,302 3.6 1206 3.3 1087 Dam: Jim-Jamdl Marmax D-Red-ET VG-88 3-06 2x 365d 45,560 2.8 1280 3.3 1484 #1 CTPI Red Cow of the Breed 4/10 • Sells fresh in May • Also the #1 NM$ Red Cow of the Breed 4/10



Very Good-86 VG-MS @ 3-01 Dam: Bemboom-Acres Rubens Rudy *RC VG-87 • 3 full sisters sell: VG-85 EX-MS @ 3Y, VG-87 @ 2Y and RED junior 2-year-old

Melvin and Darlene Hackett 17010 Aspen Road NE, Rice, MN 56367 Spencer and Stacey Hackett | Chris and Brook 17011 Aspen Road NE, Rice, MN 56367 Ph. 320-393-3056 | RHA (127 cows): 25,113M 946F 805P BAA: 106.9 | PGH 5 Years

Make plans to attend the National Convention Central Minnesota Tour to Melarry Farm on June 26.



Very Good-86 VVVVV @ 3Y | GTPI+1766G 2-02 2x 365d 34,470 4.8 1641 3.3 1151 Dam: Beyercrest Janine-ET VG-87 VG-MS DOM 4-10 3x 365d 41,020 4.6 1867 3.3 1361 Next 6 Dams: VG-89 GMD DOM, VG-85 GMD DOM, VG-86 GMD DOM, VG-85 GMD DOM, GP-80 DOM, GP-83 DOM • Daughters by Jeeves, Dotson, Sandy, Man-O-Man and Planet with a son at Select Sires +711 NM$ Selling in the National Convention Sale is Fiona’s March 2010 Man-O-Man GTPI +2120 +562NM$

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calved with twin Talent heifers ( and she is bred back to Shottle and due 9/15/10 Additional Offspring: - Two Jaspers due 6/10 - One female Super due 8/10 You will be hard pressed to find a better Toystory in the country. She just keeps getting better and better. Paule’s Aspen maternal sister is VG-86 due 9/10 to Toystory.

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SDG-GH Toystory -ET VG-87 88-MS 2-01 2x 335d 22,475 3.3 744 2.8 610 inc. Sire: Jenny-Lou Mrshl Toystory-ET Dam: Above-Par Durham Paoli-ET VG-88 EVVVV 3-03 2x 365d 25,838 3.4 863 3.3 856 2nd Dam: Windy-Knoll-View Lue-ET EX-90 EX-MS 2E 3-05 2x 364d 25,970 4.0 1044 3.3 864 3rd Dam: Windy-Knoll-View Ultimate Pala EX-94 3E DOM 5-08 2x 365d 27,970 4.5 1267 3.3 932 4th Dam: VG-88 EX-MS

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Bonnie Mohr: Painting

Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary is a gift Bonnie Mohr has shared with us for the past 25 years through her artwork.

“I am called to paint,” she said. “This is who I am. If someone would spend five minutes looking at my work, then they will know me. I paint from the heart of things that bring me joy.” Mohr’s subjects have been cows, farm animals and rural life, simple ordinary things she makes extraordinary by her vision. It is instinctive for Mohr to find the voice in her paintings and define the beauty in how an animal’s individual character is captured in a moment on canvas in real terms and style.

from the Heart raise their family. John and Bonnie bought a farm in December 1988 near Glencoe, just west of the Twin Cities. The move was a transitional time for Mohr’s commitment to her art as well. She felt now was the time to try painting as a full-time artist. “For the first five years, I didn’t know if I had the skills to make this dream work out,” she said. “At first I felt intimidated to say ‘I’m an artist.’ I didn’t feel qualified and I didn’t look like an artist either, but with time and a growing confidence in my art, I became more comfortable being called an artist.”

Mohr credits her artistic talents as a blessing from God. “I never imagined myself as an artist. What a wonderful surprise!” she said. “We need to be open to whatever our call and embrace what comes our way.”

Mohr said her journey started with a dream and a belief she could do this. “But even if you have a dream and are focused on succeeding, you still need support to get you through the hard times - and there will be hard times when you first start out. John was my backbone when I started this journey,” she said.

Mohr was a dairy production major in college intending to milk cows together with her husband. “Being an artist was the farthest thing from my mind,” she said. “But as a kid I was always fascinated with design, color and paintings. I thought of art as being a wonderful hobby.”

Her first commissioned piece was for Select Sires, a portrait of To-Mar Blackstar. “I am still proud of that painting,” she said. “The realism of the painting and the dairy qualities are right on. It is 20 some years later and I look back on that painting and still feel it is a good piece of work.”

When John and Bonnie were first married they lived in the Twin Cities while she worked for Holstein World and he worked for Safeway Industry, Inc. While John was traveling with his job, Mohr started painting in the evenings and on weekends. She started to explore different techniques and styles that would eventually develop into her voice.

Mohr has since been commissioned by major agricultural companies to paint various pieces of art. “A highlight of my career was being commissioned by Purina Mills to update the ‘Breeds of Dairy’ painting. It was an affirmation of my art work,” she said. She compares a commission to winning in the show ring, as recognition that you are doing a great job working with something you feel very passionate about.

They both grew up on family dairy farms and wanted to return to the country to

Perhaps her biggest challenge has been a remake of the “Foster Mothers of the Human Race” painting in celebration of the Hoard’s Dairyman magazine’s 125th Anniversary in 2010. She anticipated that from the conception of the idea to the completion of the painting, it would take her six to eight weeks, but in reality, it consumed an amazing 14 weeks of time. Mohr said she was amazed at the subtle differences between the breeds and getting everything to look just right. “The Brown Swiss and Milking Shorthorn were the most challenging breeds for me to paint” she said. “The biggest challenge was finding the breed correctness and coloring.” Her goal was to make them look alert, yet casual and friendly while portraying them all to be about the same age. “You walk a fine line when painting between making them look like movie stars and beautiful, yet not superficial. You want them to look real, like they just came off the pasture and can talk with you or moo at you,” Mohr said. Her painting process is a series of layers. She starts with a light pencil sketch or outline. Once everything is in place she draws the whole painting by brush using burnt umber thinned with turpentine. She marks her areas of shadowing, and fills in the background. This “fairly detailed under painting” is done in a sepia tone. It will give the painting its necessary foundation layer. After this is completed she is ready to work with a full palette of colors and create the fun. While Mohr “retired” from the day-to-day barn chores 15 years ago, she still keeps dairymen hours. As John heads to the barn in the morning, Mohr grabs a cup of coffee

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and heads up to her second floor studio to paint. She loves painting in the morning hours, but has discovered she can paint late into the night when a project deadline is pressing. Her northern studio window looks out over the barn yard to keep her connected to the farm.

but I realized that people could only hang so many cow prints on their walls. I knew I needed ‘change’ to meet the growing demands of my business. Cows are my number one love, but there is more to me than that. I have felt pushed to change and try new things.”

“Many people have teased us about who makes more – John milking them or me painting them!” giggles Mohr. John milks 80 head of registered Holsteins and a growing number of Jerseys under the prefix Glenmark Genetics, Inc. John has help from their five children and trainees from an international farm program.

Mohr said she also wants to experiment with a more “painterly – loose” style of art. She is branching out in inspirational art, painting straight from her heart. Her “I Do” piece focuses on the interlocked hands of a bride and groom on their wedding day. The piece was inspired by her and John’s 25th wedding anniversary.

The children love to hang out in Mohr’s studio while she paints. “We built a large studio so there would be room for everyone to hang out together doing homework, reading or working on the computer.”

“My work is honestly a reflection of who I am and what I believe. I’m painting what is in my heart,” Mohr adds. “I’m not painting to get rich. I’m painting what is in my heart. It is an extension of who I am.”

“It has been challenging as a business owner in managing not only my time, but also overseeing employees and handling the marketing aspect of merchandising my work. I am discovering that I love marketing as much as painting!” Mohr exclaimed. Twelve years ago Mohr opened a showroom on the farm where people can view her art and buy prints, cards or other art work.

Her project for the 2010 National Holstein Convention in Minnesota is not yet completed, but Mohr said it will have Holstein cattle in it. “In a perfect world, I would’ve had this piece done months ahead, but in my world I live by the motto that ‘I’m doing the best I can.’”

Mohr’s earliest exposure was at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. This fall will mark the 25th anniversary of the Bonnie Mohr art booth. Long time friend, Jayne Dinse has been with her every year managing one of the two booth sites. Mohr laughs that many people will often confuse these two energetic and friendly women. Jayne figures if she earned a quarter for every time she has been called Bonnie, she could retire a very wealthy woman! Mohr’s signature style is the realistic qualities of the cattle she paints. Her background in 4-H and FFA dairy judging gives her an eye for conformation and type. “People who like cow art have expectations. They expect realistic type in the art work,” she said. “Five to eight years ago, I hit a growth stage with my art,” Mohr said. “Not only was I feeling the itch to try some new things,

Bonnie Mohr’s latest creations will be auctioned off at the convention in June. She will be auctioning off the original oil painting with proceeds to support the Holstein Foundation’s Young Producer programs. The no. 1 print and giclee will also be auction off at the convention to support the national convention. Mohr will also donate two prints of the “Foster Mothers of the Human Race” painting to support the Minnesota Holstein Association and Minnesota Junior Holstein Association. “Life is a wonderful journey with a few bumps in the road,” she said. “You have to enjoy the journey by having faith and hope in what you do, but there is no replacement for hard work to improve your skills.” She feels she is still at the beginning of her journey as she continues to hone her artistic skills and craft her ability to paint new meaning into the ordinary things of life.

Bonnie Mohr Donates Items for Auction Bonnie Mohr has donated several of her works that will be auctioned at the convention adult banquet on Tuesday evening, June 29. The following items will be auctioned. • An original oil painting created specifically for the convention by Bonnie (proceeds will benefit the Holstein Foundation’s Young Producer programs.) •

The no. 1 signed print of the convention painting (proceeds to support the national convention.)

The giclee of the convention painting (proceeds to support the national convention.)

Two “Mothers of the Human Race” prints (proceeds support the Minnesota Holstein Association and the Minnesota Junior Holstein Association.)

In addition, Bonnie will be donating 20 percent of all sales during the convention to support the convention finances. Thank you Bonnie, for using your talents to support the 2010 National Holstein Convention! Minnesota Holstein News and Souvenir Issue


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New Idea

Try this one: 1 + 1 = 3. It’s a new idea but it is not correct. This is some people’s opinion of genomic testing. Other’s feel it is the answer to the Holstein breed’s problems and will replace classification and performance testing. If you have been to any event or read any publication over the past year that has anything to do with the Holstein breed, genomic testing has been discussed. I recently worked the Schillview Sale, owners Mike and Karen Schiller. Genomic testing had a major impact on the sale. A perfect example was lots 58 and 59. These yearlings are full ET sisters by Ked Outside Jeeves born four days apart. The sisters are fancy, very correct and equal phenotypicaly speaking. Talking to potential buyers prior to the sale some liked 58 and others liked 59. They were truly peas in a pod, until you get to genomic comparisons: #58 is +2117 GTPI and +577 NM$, making her 25 among Jeeves daughters worldwide. #59 is +1871 GTPI and +$405 NM$ They have a full brother at “ABS”, and #58 carries a $7,000 A.I. contact with Select Sires. The end result #58 sold for $14,200 and #59 sold for $5,000. Time will tell which one is truly the best. However, for now GENOMICS is driving the market. I would recommend using genomic testing as a tool to help sort out potential breed outliers and remember it is not 100 percent accurate. At the end of the day actual performance always outweighs predicted performance every time.


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Setting our sights on the industry's future During a challenging time for Minnesota’s and the nation’s dairy industry, the spotlight shifted to the future generation at the inaugural Minnesota 4-H Dairy Showcase held in late August in conjunction with the 4-H Livestock encampment at the Minnesota State Fair. The program aims to recognize the involvement, dedication, and passion of Minnesota’s 4-H dairy youth and is truly the first of its kind in the nation across all livestock species. Twenty-eight youth were recognized during the event held Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009. The event will take place again this year, celebrating it’s second year, on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. Selected youth received a monetary award for their accomplishments. In 2009, the top winner received $1,000. A sliding scale determined amounts awarded to the additional 27 honored with the least award given being $150. State Fair 4-H dairy exhibitors who received a blue or purple ribbon in their respective class were eligible to apply for the Showcase. A scorecard determined the Top 28 and consisted of a Leadership Profile completed online, along with additional points for participation and success in judging, quiz bowl, showmanship and State Fair interviews. The Profile included the individual’s project leadership, dairy-related activities, and community involvement. Bonus points were given to individuals receiving champion and reserve champion honors. In the program’s first year, generous sponsors provided just over $12,000 to be dispersed to youth with twenty percent of funds raised set aside for 4-H animal science education purposes. Sponsors at the Milk Can level, donating greater than $1,000 included Orbit Farms- Conrad Kvamme Family and Associates, Johnan Holsteins- John and Nancy Bierbaum, Gopher Dairy Club, and Accelerated Genetics. Gallon level sponsors donating between $500 and $999 included AgStar, Alpharma Animal Health- Dave Mente, Big Gain, Inc.- Glen Pettis, Midwest Dairy Association, Minnesota Holstein and Junior Holstein Associations, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Minnesota DHIA, and Minnesota Select Sires. Quart level sponsors donating between $200 and $499 include Genex/CRI Cooperative, Kwik-Trip, Minnesota Brown Swiss Cattle Association, Minnesota Guernsey Breeders, Minnesota Red and White Club, Raylore Farm- Loren and Laura Olson Family, Vita-Plus Corporation- Barry Visser, and the Minnesota 4-H Dairy Endowment. Pint level sponsors donating between $50 and $199 include Albers Dairy Equipment, Inc., Dairy Star LLC, First District Association, John and Karyl Diersen, Marcia Woeste and Minnesota Jersey Cattle Association. The Minnesota 4-H Dairy Showcase is a joint effort between the Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association and the Minnesota 4-H Dairy Project Development Committee. For more information on the 4-H Dairy Showcase, please contact Jan Albrecht, committee chair, at or 952.955.1772. If you would like to support the 2010 event as a sponsor, please contact Sarah Schmidt, finance chair, at or 320.583.4126.

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29. Starlight Acres

Roger and Mary Swart Family 16880 20th Street NW New London, MN 56273 Ph. 320-354-4396 Jim and Harriet Brown 12727 110th St S, Hastings, MN 55033 Ph. 651-437-5879 3. Brands-Haven Holsteins

Elwin and Norma Brands Family 2167 200th Avenue, Edgerton, MN 56128 Ph. 507-283-7333 4. Buehring Farms

Nick and Diane Buehring Family 51100 Driftwood Ave, Rush City, MN 55069 Ph. 320-358-4625 Ph. 763-464-2333 Chad 5. Dev-Lin Holsteins

Devoine & Linda Kruse 22220 Portland Prairie Rd, Caledonia, MN 55921 Ph. 507-495-3136 6. Elginvue Farms

Kenneth Mueller 41775 State Hwy 19, Arlington, MN 55307 Ph. 612-987-7459 Cell 507-964-5706 Barn 7. Exodus Holsteins

WM. F. Eustice 44823 20th Ave, Buffalo Center, IA 50424 Ph. 320-587-3801 8. Floralawn Holsteins

Scott and Jackie Rickeman Family 15714 County Rd 7, Hutchinson, MN 55350 Ph. 320-587-4439 Neil’s Cell 320-583-7982 9. Forest-Lawn Holsteins

Paul and Cindy Swenson 45672 380th Street, Nicollet, MN 56074 Ph. 507-276-5202

John and Bonnie Mohr Family 10454 160th St, Glencoe, MN 55336 Ph. 320-864-6555

David and Cindy Hoese Family 12058 County Rd 2, Glencoe, MN 55336 Ph. 320-779-0034 David Ph. 320-420-0643 Jeremy 12. Holmgren Holsteins

John and Rachael Holmgren 12639 65th Ave SW, Motley, MN 56466 Ph. 218-352-6456 13. Howe Farms

Jaren and Tammy Howe 19286 135th Street, Hutchinson, MN 55350 Ph. 612-618-4563 Jaren cell 14. Johnan Holsteins

John and Nancy Bierbaum Partner - Rick Pagel (507-951-2522) 26082 590th St, Mantorville, MN 55955 Ph. 952-898-4635 15. Lone-Oak-Acres

John J. Sauber 22926 Dodd Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044 Ph. 952-412-5185 16. Macland Holsteins

Brian and Jill Nelson Family 25894 US Hwy 14, Sleepy Eye, MN 56085 Ph. 507-794-2697 Conrad H. Kvamme Family and Associates 308 E. Brooks Street, Arlington, MN 55307 Ph. 612-240-8002 21. Pine-Shelter Farms

Albert Brothers 54046 265th Ave, Pine Island, MN 55963 Ph. 507-356-4462 Ph. 507-356-8625 Dave 22. Ralma Holstein Farm

Mark and Natalie Schmitt Family Al and Brenda Schmitt 16699 25th Avenue NW, Rice, MN 56367 Ph. 320-393-2999 23. Raylore Farm

Loren and Laura Olson Family 15479 Co Rd 7, Hutchinson, MN 55350 Ph. 320-587-5864 Loren’s Cell 320-583-6564 24. Redalen Holsteins

26. Sapa-Ska Farm

31. Tande Holsteins

Larry Tande Family 1945 18th St SW, Owatonna, MN 55060 (Farm) Ph. 507-451-2584 Ph. 507-213-6624 cell

Pete’s Auction & Photo, Inc. Normen and Brad Peterson 25658 County Road 5, Wykoff, MN 55990 Ph. 507-352-4162 34. Willolea Holsteins

Chuck Will and Yasushi Tachibana 19210 Co Hwy 39, Underwood, MN 56586 Ph. 218-826-6725 35. Wirtland Holsteins

25438 Co Rd 25, Lewiston, MN 55952 Ph. 507-523-3723

David and Dennis Pierson Todd, Doris and Gracie Pierson 69581 350th Ave, Lake City, MN 55041 Ph. 651-345-5282 David Ph. 507-273-2198 Todd 27. Schillview Holsteins

Reid and Daria Stransky Family Joe and Ev Stransky 3209 Austin Rd, Owatonna, MN 55060 Ph. 507-456-4156

33. Toppy-Hill Holsteins

Michael and Katy Redalen 26832 Co Rd 21, Lanesboro, MN 55949 Ph. 507-521-8189

17. Melarry Farms

John and Karyl Diersen Family 8245 County 3, Caledonia, MN 55921 Ph. 507-724-2330

30. Stranshome

Robert and Terri Dahlen 2014 380th Street, Twin Valley, MN 56584 Ph. 218-584-5534

25. Rice River Farm Marvin and Margaret Pearson Jeff, Lisha, Anya, Serena and Lila Pearson 1302 Samuelson Rd, Angora, MN 55703 Ph. 218-666-5424

18. Minnigan-Hills

Tracy Schaefer and Karla Smieja 15241 50th Avenue, Little Falls, MN 56345 Ph. 320-632-4605

32. Timbr Creek-D Registered Holsteins

Jim McFarland and Scott & Tina Culbertson 4934 Highway 247 NE, Elgin, MN 55932 Ph. 614-264-5980 Scott Ph. 507-272-4197 Jim Spencer and Stacey Hackett Family Melvin and Darlene Hackett 17011 Aspen Road NE, Rice, MN 56367 Ph. 320-393-3056

The Sheehans 4428 Co Rd 16 SE, Rochester, MN 55904 Ph. 507-289-4251

36. Ziggy-View Holsteins

Mike and Karen Schiller 44324 220th Avenue, Freeport, MN 56331 Ph. 320-573-2820

Greg and Kristin Mahoney Family 50267 203rd Ave, Pine Island, MN 55963 Ph. 507-356-4417

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Blooming Opportunity Dan-T Jasper

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Lady Lustre a spring yearing for 2010 and sired by Jasper sells! She has the style and cut to be a contender on the tanbark.


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Take your Pick from chart-topping Shottle May!

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Welcome to Minnesota!

It has been 20 years since Minnesota hosted the National Convention and much has changed on the National Holstein scene. But one thing remains constant, quality cattle sell for quality premiums! The Holstein breed has flourished with remarkable uddered cows that can produce great volumes of milk with strong frames! And this year is no exception!

Your sale staff and committee and have gone all out and we will be offering one of the finest lineups assembled in recent years. Whether it be high genomics, deep pedigrees, show cattle, we have included everyone and put them in one place at one time for your viewing. Never has there been so many contractable cattle sell at one event! The four Minnesota bred lots below are a mere example of the high quality cattle bred in our state and the breeders are proud to make them available. Real cattle at real prices for real breeders. Minnesota Holstein history is strong in the nation, and this National Convention sale will be one to remember! Thank you for attending, you will not be disappointed.

Scott Culbertson, Sale Committee Chair

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5:00 p.m. Fish Fry at the Scott County Fairgrounds, Jordan, Minnesota followed at 6:00 p.m. by the National Convention Sale

The World revolves around the Minnesota Planet!


Sully Planet -ET GTPI +2216 +1835M +665NM$ +4.8PL

Selling from the #1 GTPI Cow in the Nation, Shottle May +2389 GTPI is her 2/09 Planet daughter! ~Bob Eustice


Hendel Plt 2032-ET GTPI+2423 +2247M +816NM$ +7.0PL

From the #5 GTPI heifer in the breed, Planet Marilyn, is a first choice of all females made during her virgin heifer flushes. Next dam by Shottle +1902 GTPI. ~Hendel Farms


LARCREST -ETS GTPI +2279 +753NM$ +6.5PL

Super Planet to rock your world from Ramos Crimson +2222 GTPI! Unlimited marketing potential! ~Larcrest


RALMA BOLTON -ET VG-87 at 2Y CTPI+2049 +1434M +75F +40P +3.24T

Special genetic marketing opportunities in this heifer! #1 Planet x Bolton heifer in the U.S. without Oman, Shottle or Goldwyn at +2227 GTPI. Dam Bolton Celebrate above. ~Ralma Holstein Farm

For more information contact: Scott Culbertson, Sale Chairman 614-264-5980

Love of Holsteins Led Larry Tande to Presidency Larry Tande loves Holstein cows. When he talks about them, it is totally obvious. When you see his cows in the show ring, it’s clear that they have been grown with great care and bred with particular attention to udders. “I have always bred for a high type herd,” said Larry Tande, Holstein Association USA President. “If I have them, I want to enjoy looking at them. That’s what you get up in the morning to work with.” For the last 15 years he’s attempted to use bulls with at least a 2.0 udder composite in his breeding program. “I think it’s really showing up,” he said. “It’s the kind of udder quality I enjoy, and the transmitting ability is so reliable. It’s very seldom that I get an average to poor udder. The herd transmits strongly for quality udders.” Although he grew up on a 30-cow dairy near Madelia, Minn. it wasn’t until the late ‘70s that Tande got back into registered Holsteins. He was in 4-H and FFA while he was growing up. “I went to the national 4-H Club Congress in dairy,” Tande reflected. “I received the State Farmer degree in FFA focusing primarily on dairy.” He also showed cattle at district and regional shows. But his career, coupled with some farm related allergies, led him away from his home farm. Through his involvement with 4-H and FFA, he learned about the University of Minnesota. “I graduated from high school at age 17, went to the University of Minnesota right away, finished in four years, graduated at 21, and started three days later as assistant agricultural agent with the Extension Service in Steele County,” Tande said.


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He served several county and state roles in Extension, ending as district director, where he oversaw the work of over 50 county and regional extension staff. About 1979, Tande’s dad, who was still farming with one son, gave each of his children two January heifers by Tiho Kit Builder. “That was the start,” Larry said with quiet pride. “We brought them to the farm as junior calves. One was a really good heifer...more so than we knew at the time.” His daughter took it to the district and state shows, and it won its class in both shows. A year later it was second place junior yearling and reserve junior champion at World Dairy Expo. It went on to be 1980 Junior All-American Junior Yearling, and Reserve All-American Junior Yearling. Not bad for his first foray back into registered Holsteins! He started keeping all the heifers from the original two, and while his kids had 4-H projects, he milked a few cows in the old barn on the site where he lives. He tested and classified. But it got to be too much with his demanding job, so he placed them out, still keeping all the heifer calves. He pulled them all back together in 1995, and they are now housed on a site about five miles away from his home. Day to day operations are handled by Tande’s nephew, Rhys Tande. His herd today, with a few exceptions, is home-bred, tracing back to those first two heifers. Tande’s love of Holsteins is what started him on the journey that has culminated with the presidency of the Holstein Association USA. Only the second from Minnesota ever to serve in that role (W.S. Moscrip was the first – from 1943 to 1947), Tande first had an opportunity to be a part

of the Minnesota Holstein Association board and was re-elected every time he ran, eventually becoming president. He was also elected a delegate to the national convention 17 times. “I never dreamed I would have the opportunity to be president of Holstein USA,” Tande said thoughtfully. “The first time I ran for the national board, I wasn’t elected.” Although he was disappointed, it worked out for the best because he didn’t have the time available to do the job well. The opportunity arose again in 2001, and having recently retired, this time he did have the time, and was elected; then re-elected in 2004. Board members encouraged him to consider running for vice-president at the end of his term. “I took the opportunity and I happened to be successful,” he said humbly. “As I look back, little did I expect that the journey would take me this way, or that I’d have the opportunities I’ve had.” In addition to working with great and supportive people on the board, Tande said the positions have given him opportunities to travel, judge at international shows, facilitate judge’s conferences in South America, and connect on mutual points of interest and programs with other associations in South America and Canada. “I really enjoy judging,” Tande said. “It’s always fun to see good cattle. And I like going in and working with youth and their families. It’s great to see the changes that take place when you go back to the same show three or four years later. There is obvious progress in selection, showmanship and cattle genetics and understanding of type.” “In a show where there have been good

By Madge Alberts cattle, sometimes the day has been a little long, and you wonder at the end of the day who’s going to be your champion. Then you see that one, and you know – and that makes the day successful,” Tande said, clearly loving the work.

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When asked what he thinks about genomics, Tande paused, smiling. “Research is leading us in new directions all the time. Genomics is one of the latest opportunities or challenges, depending on how you look at it, in breeding cattle. Like so many things, maybe don’t put all your eggs in one basket. If you see a high genomic young bull that you like the pedigree on, it probably doesn’t hurt to use it on a regular basis. But the older bulls that have proofs are still of substance and reliability. I wouldn’t rely too heavily on one particular bull, whether it’s based on genomics or a proof. But I do think genomics is here to stay.” While we were talking, Tande’s wife, Carolyn, was busy working with her gardening projects. After providing a tour of her exquisite Hosta gardens (she has 225 different varieties of Hostas), she gave me aPage box of 1 Calla Lily bulbs to take home and plant! Carolyn travels with him sometimes,

and almost always accompanies him to state and national conventions. She designed their warm and comfortable home, which was built to replace the old farm house on their 65 acre site. Larry and Carolyn have two children. Thane and his wife Kelly live in Prior Lake and have a son and two daughters. Thane owns and operates a marina on Prior Lake. Their daughter Tara and Dan Swenson live in Seattle, and have one daughter. Tara works for Rick Steves, the National Public Radio European travel guru. Tande considers it an honor and a responsibility to be serving in this leadership role, particularly at this historic time when both the Minnesota and National Holstein organizations are celebrating milestone years. As the national president, Tande is delighted to welcome members to the 2010 convention in his home state.

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Current “hot” bulls trace to Minnesota breeders

By John Busacker

Two of the most influential bulls in the Holstein breed – Durham and Oman – trace back to Minnesota breeders.


Regancrest Elton Durham-ET

Durham was sired by Emprise Bell Elton. Elton is a Garlin-M Ivanhoe Bell son out of a Glendell Arlinda Chief daughter. Elton was bred and proven by David and Barb Jennissen of Sauk Center, Minn., and discovered by Select Sires sire analyst Charlie Will in 1989.

Emprise Bell Elton


O-Bee Manfred Justice-ET

Tesk-Holm Valiant Rockie

Oman actually traces twice to Minnesota breeders. Oman’s mother is an Elton (MeierMeadows EL Jezebel-ET). Oman’s sire is HaHo Cubby Manfred. Manfred’s mother is a Tesk (Ha-Ho Tesk Melanie). Tesk (Tesk-Holm Valiant Rockie) was bred by James Teske, Tesk-Holm Holsteins, Spring Valley, Minn. and used by Noba.

Ladies of Serli Holsteins

1st Generation Excellent

Serli Skybuck Catherine EX-CAN 8*

8-08 2x 333d 30,690 3.7 1129 3.2 994 Life (7 Lacs): 159,772 3.7 5893 3.2 5159 • Progeny summary 2EX 8VG 4GP 1G • Over 50% of the herd traces back to Catherine • 1st Jr 2-Year Old, Central MB 1993

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2nd Generation Excellent

Serli Jed Cam EX-94-3E-CAN 2*

9-01 2x 365d 34,511 4.1 1418 3.1 1085 Life (5 Lacs): 159,271 4.1 6598 3.6 5714 • Progeny summary 1EX 3VG 1GP • Res Grand Champ, Calgary Spring 2004 • 1st Mature Cow, Calgary Spring 2004 & 2006 • HM Grand Champ, MB Spring 2003 & 2004 • 3rd 4-Yr Old, Agribition 2002 •1st Mature Cow, MB Spring 2004 • 2nd 5-Year Old, Morris 2003 • 2nd 5-Year Old, MB Spring 2003 • 2nd Mature Cow, Saskatoon Expo 2006

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3rd Generation Excellent

Serli Terrason Calla EX-91-2E-CAN 4-08 2x 365d 17,820 3.7 664 3.5 624 • Progeny summary 1EX 1VG 4GP • Daughters sired by Champion, Blitz, Marion and Pagewire • 2nd Jr 3-Year Old, Central MB 2005 • 3rd Summer Yearling, MB Spring 2003

4th Generation Excellent Serli Champion Buffy EX-90-CAN

3-06 2x 361d 26,925 3.0 809 3.2 849 • 3rd 5-Year Old, MB Spring Show 2010 • Progeny summary 1VG daughter by Blitz • Embryos by Sanchez and S Braxton

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3-07 2x 193d 21,981 4.6 1017 2.9 629 inc. 2nd Place (B&O) 4-Year-Old, Western Spring National 2010

Tony & Barb Pagel Family Rochester, Minnesota 507-282-3687


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The Tri-Spring herd was established in 1930 by Tony’s parents, George and Lula Pagel. Their goal from the very beginning was to breed for the best in production and type. We continue to work towards that goal and we feel that Tri-Spring Pro Trissy is a great example of the kind we like. Trissy is housed at The Junction where Rick has our milking animals. We raise the calves at our home farm, where we also keep the dry cows and bred heifers.

We welcome you all to this year’s National Holstein Convention and we hope you enjoy your time in Minnesota.

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Rolling-Spring G Escence-ET VG-89 2Y

2-07 2x 365d 36,226 3.9 1413 3.2 1160 What an opportunity! First choice MAS and the first public offering from the Grand Champion of the 2010 Midwest Spring National. This Goldwyn GTPI+1815G is backed by an EX-92 GMD DOM Durham x EX-95 Encore Electra! ~Rolling-Spring, Budjon, Kietzman & Bean 920-960-0350

Four in-vitro eggs from MAS

From the heart of the Maui’s - Daisy sells

Miss Dolly Daisy VG-88 at 3-00

Sanchez from the highest scoring Shottle in NA

Regancrest Belara-ET

June 25, 2010

1st choice female - full sister to Gold Missy

Eastside Lewisdale gold Missy-ET

2-03 2x 365d 35,010 4.9 1704 3.5 1230 Very Good-89-2YR-CAN | LPI+3247 Excellent-91 EX-MS at 3-05 | CTPI+2086 By Goldwyn, Daisy sells fresh and has the total pack3-01 2x 303d 31,588 4.4 1391 3.2 1005 inc. 3-01 2x 365d 36,920 3.6 1335 3.2 1171 age - type, production and pedigree!. Dam EX-92 DOM Selling from the #22 Type Cow of the Breed, Shottle First choice of two full sister’s to the breed’s ELITE 1.2 Durham x EX-91 GMD DOM Lee x EX-95 Mark Maui. Belara is a 2/10 Sanchez. The Barbie family continues million dollar cow, Gold Missy. Heifer calves due De~Kietzman, Sigwarth and Breitbach 563-552-2618 to produce the great ones and this offereing is no ex- cember 2010. Dam VG-88 Outside. ~Eastside Holsteins 902-892-2621 ception! ~Regancrest 563-568-2055

Five daughters from the 3x Nominated AA sell

Kamps-Hollow Altitude-ET EX-95 DOM Jerland Rubens Nan-RED-ET EX-93 95MS

3-05 2x 365d 35,420 3.7 1318 3.1 1115 7-00 2x 365d 39,690 4.7 1849 3.3 1310 From the dam of Advent and the million dollar Apple, Opportunities from the 2009 Unanimous AA Aged Cow! comes four in-vitro eggs from a Mutually Agreeable Headlining is her 2009 AA nominated Redliner winter calf. Sire. ~High Altitude Syndicate 608-762-5881 Also selling daughters sired by Contender, Advent, Jordan and Red-Marker. Rounding out the offerings is a first choice Redliner! ~Stransky and Jerome 507-456-4156

Big League Show Prospects

• First place 4-year-old and HM Grand Champ from the 2010 MB Spring Show sells! Already max at VG-89, this Leduc is a greatgranddaughter of Tony Beauty! ~Rainyridge 204-266-1392 • Loads of style, this first place Dundee winter calf from Midwest Spring National sells! Dam is a Stormatic maternal sister to the one and only Paradise! ~Stransky 507-456-4156 • Big rib and a big time calf, the first place RED winter calf from Midwest Spring Nat’l sells! Six generations VG/EX back to C Continental Scarlet-Red EX-95 GMD. ~Stransky|Dingbaum 507-456-4156 • FANCY Goldwyn summer yearling from the Reserve Grand Champ of the 2010 MB Spring Show, Journalist Babe. Another fantastic offering from the Tony Beautys! ~Southview 204-822-4975 • A great-granddaughter of 4x AA Nominee Stardust Anisa, Kite Anika is marking her own mark placing first as a fall calf at the 2009 Midwest Spring Nat’l and first as a fall yearling in 2010! ~Stransky and Rottinghaus Woods, LLC 507-456-4156

1:00 p.m. Live Sale | 6:00 p.m. Dinner and Choices Sale | Sale is the day before the National Convention tours begin

We look forward to seeing you on June 25, 2010 for the JK-Stranshome Luau. Win a free stay at the Waikiki Beach Tower in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii. AND make plans to stay for dinner and entertainment following the sale. RSVP for dinner via email to

Sale Staff Chris Hill Norman Nabholz Rick Allyn Brian Behnke Steve Boerchers Mark Butz Scott Courtney Brian Craswell Tom Cull Mike Deaver Tom DeGroot Alan Dykshorn Lynn Harbaugh Michael Heath Ray LeBlanc Chad Ryan Bloyce Thompson Paul Trapp Jeff Woods

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Deer-Brook Shottle 2192-ET VG-86

Deer-Brook Shottle 2185-ET VG-86 Deer-Brook Shottle 2188-ET VG-86

2-00 2x 232d 20,660 3.6 738 2.8 576 2-00 2x 365d 33,600 3.5 1191 2.8 947 Deer-Brook Shottle 2189-ET VG-85 2-02 2x 336d 29,550 4.1 1222 3.0 873 Leif son at ABS, daughters by Sons in AI, daughters by Oman, Active, 1-11 2x 365d 32,280 3.8 1212 2.8 899 Daughters by Armstead, Sandy and Million Boliver and Million sons at ABS Garrison, Active and Leif Armstead, Sandy, Man-O-Man and Champ Cow longevity, producing high quality milk,

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Welcome t o Minnesot a! Dan, Vickie, Scott and Matt Deml 11002 County Road 45 S, Owatonna, Minnesota 55060 Ph. 507-451-8705

She is Simply out of this World …to the National Convention Sale

My-John Moon-ET

GTPI+2033G PTA +831M +69F +43P +2.44T 4/10

- Sells with contract to Select Sires! - Bred to De-Su Observer-ET - owned with Scott Courtney Sire: Applouis Jet Stream-ET

Dam: My-John Lance Morgana-ET Excellent-91 EEEEE DOM | GTPI+1719G 4-11 2x 191d 19,403 4.3 838 3.0 587 inc. 2-03 2x 365d 32,610 4.2 1362 3.3 1073 2nd Dam: My-John BW Marshal Karol-ET Excellent-90 EX-MS GMD DOM | GTPI+1664G 2-03 2x 365d 31,520 4.4 1375 3.1 992 Four more generations VG or EX back to Dellia!

John and Karyl Diersen Jayson and Josh 8245 County 3, Caledonia, MN 55921 (507) 724 2330 •

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Jergens Linjet Petal EX-91 3E

5-04 2x 365d 36,222 3.9 1395 2.9 1142 Lifetime to date: 150,000 | 5th Generation VG or EX Petal has two fancy Goldwyn junior three-year olds due with second calf this summer to Aftershock and Durham Atlas, a Rampage junior three-year old due in the fall to Arudolf, September 2008 Talent also due in the fall to Arudolf and a September 2009 Durham Atlas!

Michael and Katy Redalen

26832 County 21, Lanesboro, MN 55949 Mike’s cell 507-251-8189 | Katy’s Cell 507-450-5121 Email:

BAA: 106 PBR Herd: 8 Years

Welcome to Minnesota

Empty-Pockets Holsteins Russ, Heather and Elizabeth Thyen 18928 Minnesota Hwy 4, Grove City, MN 56243 Ph. 320.857.9444 | 320.583.8049 Russ cell

2nd Generation Excellent 65,000 lb. Cows both National Milk and Protein Record Holders

Blue-Horizon Mort Sondra-ET EX-90 EX-MS 2E

Jo-Di Rudolph Suann EX-92 EEEEE 3E GMD DOM

5-02 3x 365d 65,910 3.3 2020 2.9 1975

8-09 3x 365d 66,080 3.3 2194 3.1 2051 Life: 2013d 258,860 3.5 9183 3.2 8339

Offspring Available • Daughters by Stormatic and

pregnancies by Shottle • Sons available

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Home of Suann EX-92 National Milk and Protein Record Holder 66,080M and 2051P

Blackstar Dairy... By: Natalie Schmitt

we know our cows

Rod Cloose has been hooked on registered cattle since he purchased his first 4-H project calf at the age of 12. Rock Will Kit Patsy would go on to win junior champion at the District Holstein Show and would continue to influence Rod’s passion for the dairy industry years later. When Rod and his wife Sue started dairying in 1988 on a rented farm, they named their first heifer calf Blackstar, a direct descendent of his 4-H show calf Patsy. They also chose to name their farm Blackstar Dairy with the prefix of R-S Blackstar after her and not the bull To-Mar Blackstar. The bull was released six months after they selected their prefix and farm name. In fact, Rod says he didn’t even use the bull Blackstar in his herd.

Rod loves registered cows. Sue describes Rod as first and foremost a breeder. “He eats, breathes and sleeps cows.” He likes the pedigrees, indexes and showing. “It is another enterprise” he said, “and the fun part about farming. Registered cattle are what bring excitement and fun to our business.” They currently milk 50 head of cattle with a BAA of 106.9. They have 4 Excellent and 25 Very Good scored cows in the barn today. In 1996, Rod, Sue and their five children moved back to Sue’s family farm just north of the Mississippi River Headwaters in Solway, Minn. As milk prices continued to soften in the late ‘90s, Rod and Sue were at a crossroads. Do they expand to 250 cows like everyone was telling them to do? Or do they choose a different path? March 28, 2001 they started processing and bottling their own milk for sale under the name of Blackstar Dairy with a picture of their original Blackstar heifer on the label. Rod says they went into processing to make money. Milk prices were low in the mid ‘90s and the long term outlook wasn’t very strong. “We thought processing and bottling our own milk would balance out the income swings of the milk prices.” Of course, it was hard processing their own milk when they could have been selling it for $20/cwt, but over the long term they have come out ahead with processing.

processing plant. Another neighbor designed the plumbing to move milk from the milk house to the processing plant in a very simple yet efficient fashion. With a “field of dreams” mentality that if you build it they will come, Sue thought that if they do a good job and produce a good product, people will buy it. At first Rod would travel from store to store trying to get their products on the grocery shelves. For eight years, they handled their own distribution traveling 800 miles round trip every week. As of September 2009, they hired a distributor to handle getting their milk into 85 stores across the state of Minnesota. They process 1,500 gallons of non-homogenized milk and 60 gallons of cream each week. They are the only processors in the state that bottle without the additives of Vitamin A or D. Their daughter Amber is intolerant of Vitamin A additives. Sue stresses the freshness of their high quality milk as a strong selling point for consumers. Sue equates good healthy cows with good healthy milk. Customers have questioned them about putting sugar in the bottled milk. Sue said they do not add sugar to their milk. When the cows are out on pasture, the freshness of spring time is just passed on through to the milk. Besides milk, they have also sold fresh fruited and special flavored yogurts. However, climbing input costs and a lack of reliable labor forced them to quit processing their special flavored yogurts that Sue created. Today their goal is to sell everything they produce so they don’t have to process on Sunday. As of now, extra milk is picked up by a local milk hauler. They process four days a week. They currently milk 50 head of cattle with a rolling herd average of 19,500. Clooses’ buy all of their feed and provide fresh pastures in the spring and summer months for the cattle.

Sue said they were told they needed to get bigger to stay in business, but didn’t believe that was their only option. “When we started dairying, the idea wasn’t to get large. Our intent was to make money and still know the cows’ names.” Naively they went into the processing venture and were blessed by knowing the right people. Their dairy inspector helped them with regulations and procedures. A neighbor who worked in refrigeration helped Rod to plan and equip the

The Cloose family - AJ, Rob, Alisha, Amber, Amy, Max, Sue, Rod, Carrie and Lexi

As the children graduate and head off to their own lives, labor will be a factor for Rod and Sue. Sue said it is easier for her to hire people to work in the processing plant than it is for Rod to hire help in the barn. Their youngest son Max is the only child still at home to help, but will be leaving for college within the next year. Sue said it has been a lot of hard work and was discouraging at times, but when you look back, just because it was hard doesn’t mean it was wrong. Expanding to 250 cows wouldn’t have been easy either, but they chose this route to stay on the farm and to still know the names of their cows. Minnesota Holstein News and Souvenir Issue



#1 Bogart in the U.S. Annabel

DeBoer Bogart Annabel-ET | Born: 11/15/2009 GTPI+2051G PTA+312M +68F +26P +2.03T 4/10 Annabel sells in the National Convention Sale!


Dam: GBM Mac Andrea-ET GTPI+1890G PTA +455M +54F +31P 4/10 2-04 2x 73d 7,053 4.4 307 3.0 212 inc. GDam: GBM Durham BC Annabell EX-90 DOM 3-06 2x 365d 40,050 4.1 1673 3.0 1202 Next 5 Dams: EX-93 2E DOM, EX-94 3E GMD, EX-92 2E DOM, EX-91 2E DOM, EX-90 2E

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2-04 2x 296 21,443 5.0 1072F 3.3 717P Inc. 143%

2-04 2x 274 22,697 4.3 976F 3.1 709P Inc. 146%

Avery has 1 Alexander female and 4 Alexander males due June ‘10 1 Domain female and 1 Domain male due 0ct. ‘10 Flushing to Gerard on May 24 2 March ‘09 Jasper daughters flush to Alexander on May 24 Fancy July ‘09 Pronto daughter

Ava has 1 Million female and 4 Million males due June ‘10 More Million females due Sept. ‘10 and Dec. ‘10 1 January female and 2 January males due Oct. ‘10 1 January female due Dec. ‘10 1 Domain male due Aug. ‘10 and 1 Domain female due Oct. ‘10 1 July ‘09 Shottle heifer and 1 July ‘09 Sanchez heifer Flushing to Beacon in June

Avery and Ava are daughters of MD-Delight Durham Atlee-ET EX-92. Avery and Ava have additional heifers and pregnancies at Claytons in Indiana.

Stop by and visit us during your stay in Minnesota for the 2010 National Holstein Convention! We are located about one hour from the convention site. Brian and Brad Polikowsky 8104 County Road 117 SW Byron, MN 55920

Ph/Fax 507-365-8650 Brian’s cell 507-250-1832

Manannah- Valley is delighted to be a part of the celebration recognizing a 100 years of Minnesota Holstein!

Manannah-Valley Dia Dia EX-92 2E

Pretty-View Cramer Rose-Red EX-91 2E

Watch for animals from these families on future Minnesota Holstein sales and prominent Red & White sales. Bernie and Aggie Schmitz - Minnesota Holstein Association members since 1968 John and Julie Schmitz - Minnesota Holstein Association members since 1979


John and Julie Schmitz, Jolene, Joel 58253 360th St, Eden Valley, MN (320) 453-6623 farm • (320) 420-2432 John


Come as a Visitor, Leave as a Friend

Bernie and Aggie Schmitz (320) 593-0893 Bernie


Fresh Goldwyn Senior 2-Year Old

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North American Shottle Headquarters #1 Total Performance Index + Lifetime Profit Index Sire 6X! GTPI +2142 (4/10) 50 Shottle daughters | 40 Exodus Bred For Semen, Young sires and embryos contact housing partners

Dam: Exodus Prise-ET (sire: Shottle) Very Good-86 86-MS | GTPI +2122 2-02 2x 365d 29,610 3.4 1016 3.0 903 - Prise's Goldwyn Son, Exodus Prizer-ET is at Select Sires GTPI +2205


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2nd Dam: Exodus Priceless (sire: Mtoto) Excellent-93 2E |  EX-96-DS EX-95-FC 3-11 3x 365d 36,790 3.7 1376 3.0 1098 - Highest classified Mtoto daughter in N. America


3rd Dam: Exodus-I Precise-ET Excellent-93 94-MS | Lifetime: 207,245 - 5 EX (3 EX-93) - 31,000 to 41,000 lbs. - 2nd 125,000 lb Cow, Midwest Spring Nat'l 2001


1033 Prairie View Dr SW, Hutchinson, MN 55350 Office 888-856-7832 | Fax 320-587-9839 Cell 320-296-8588 | 73 Exodus Bred EX Cows to Date

44823 20TH Ave, Buffalo Center, IA 50424 August 515-538-0325 | Mike 515-538-1200 Fax 641-561-2100| 10 minutes S. of I-90 Exit 128

HOLSTEINS. HISTORY. HOSPITALITY. Join us for the 2011 National Holstein Convention | June 22-25, 2011 | Richmond, Virginia

Pre-Convention Tours Washington, DC Tour Spend two nights in the Washington DC area during which you will have the opportunity to participate in a night tour of the Mall in Washington, D.C., spend the day visiting the breath taking monuments and museums. Attendees will also enjoy a trip to Mount Vernon to tour and visit George Washington’s home and estate gardens. Shenandoah Valley Tour The tour begins with a visit to an American Civil War battlefield. Following the tour the group will travel to “Cows-N-Corn”, a dairy/agricultural facility, then onto Harvue Farm, the home of the breeder of Roy Frosty. Following a relaxing evening in Harrisonburg, the second day will include tours to dairy farms in the Shenandoah Valley and a visit to the Barboursville Winery.

Host Day - Three Exciting Options 1. Tour of Colonial Williamsburg Williamsburg, “America’s Revolutionary City”, will take you back in time to another place. From 1699 to 1780 Williamsburg was the political, cultural, and educational center of what was then the largest, most populous, and most influential of the American colonies. Stroll down the streets and see what colonial America was really like. Visit the Governor’s Palace, the colonial Capitol; see the many shops that made the supplies for the early colonists. Williamsburg is truly an historic adventure. 2. Busch Gardens Williamsburg Busch Gardens has been voted the world’s “Most Beautiful Theme Park”. It combines the 17th century charm with 21st century technology to create the ultimate adventure. There are 50 thrilling rides and attractions and nine main stage shows. The world’s tallest and first floorless dive coaster, “Griffon” carries the rider up 205 feet and then hurls them 90 degrees down at 75 mph. You will also want to visit Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve to see endangered and exotic animals. A really great day for young and old! 3. “I Know Richmond Tour” The morning begins with a tour of the Nuckols’ family Eastview Farm and then on to Garnett Smith’s Edgewood Farm on the James River for lunch and a tour of the herd. The afternoon will be the “I Know Richmond Tour” which offers an opportunity to explore the rich history of the city which includes eight National Historic Landmarks and numerous buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, and tour the Virginia State Capitol.

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What a way to end an exciting time at the National Holstein Convention. “Skate Nation” features a 5,000 sq. ft. laser tag area; an NHL ice skating rink; and Richmond’s largest arcade. This is definitely an adventure no junior will want to miss!

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Minnesota’s 1st 4E Cow Sandy Kee Ivanhoe Boots EX-91 5E 2nd 6E Cow in the U.S. State Hill Ivanhoe Delia EX-91 6E

Both “Ivanhoes” Savage-Leigh Dundee Lou-ET

Excellent-90 EX-MS @ 3-09 | CTPI+1820 3-05 2x 255d 28,988 4.2 1157 3.3 837 inc. 2-03 2x 365d 38,210 3.9 1497 3.0 1161

Dam is the EX-94 2E GMD DOM Skychief maternal sister to Licorice. Next dam Bellwood Linda!

952-955-1772 Gerald F. and Janice K Albrecht

5325 Co Rd 10 N, Watertown, MN 55388

Herd FaKallyvorite Oak-Run Milan

• 3rd Jr 3-Yr Old, Midwest Spring Nat’l 2009 • 3rd Jr 2-Yr Old, Midwest Fall Nat’l 2008 • Son available at Global Genetic Resources

Selling on the National Convention Sale from Dundee Lou is a 1st Choice from two females by Damion due 11/10 and five females by Sanchez due 12/10! Tony, Katherine and Brooklyn Kohls 42243 300th Street • Arlington, MN (612) 226-4180 Tony’s Cell

EX-90 @ 9-07

6-02 2x 288d 18,496 4.2 779 2.9 528 Life: 103,804 4.0 4374 2.0 3089

Mar-Tess Holsteins

- One milking daughter: Oak-Run James Katey GP-84 Sire: Shoremar Milan-ET Dam: Oak-Run Lincoln Kally VG-85 Life: 133,910 4.2 5639 3.0 4032 2nd Dam: Oak-Run Slim Kate EX-91 2E Life: 192,540 3.5 6664 3.0 5818

James and Jared Tessmer 23825 Tessmer Road Loretto, MN 55357 Ph. 763-498-7347 The grandchildren always have to put on their gloves for milking like grandpa!

Laumann’s Holsteins Oak-Run Holsteins

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Keith Laumann 17920 94th Street Young America, MN 55397 Ph. 952-467-3216

Proud supporter of the Minnesota Holstein Intern Program

Foundation Family Elmbrink Joseys DESTINY EX-93 2E 4-09 2x 305d 26,950 4.9 1316 2.9 786 3-05 2x 305d 31,270 5.1 1582 2.9 917 - 1st Five Year Old, 2008 District V Holstein Show - 6th Five Year Old, 2008 MN State Holstein Show - 2nd Produce of Dam, 2008 MN State Holstein Show - 3rd Daughter/Dam, 2008 MN State Holstein Show Sire: Comestar Stormatic-ET Dam: Miss Elmbrink Luke Josey-ET VG-89 GMD DOM 8-08 2x 365d 33,430 4.6 1537 3.1 1037 Next 5 dams: EX-91 GMD DOM, EX-91 3E GMD DOM

Elmbrink Destinys DELITE-ET EX-91 2-06 2x 365d 22,290 5.0 1106 3.4 761 - 1st Senior 2-Yr Old, 2008 District V Holstein Show - Res Intermediate Champ, 2008 District V Holstein Show - 2008 Res Junior All-Minnesota Senior 2-Yr Old - 6th Senior 2-Yr Old, 2008 MN State Holstein Show Sire: Regancrest Elton Durham-ET Dam: Elmbrink Joseys Destiny EX-91 EX-MS (above)


is a family farm located in rural Young America, Minnesota. For many years we have operated primarily as a dairy, but our interest in a more sustainable way of farming has led us to branch off into the production of free range poultry and pastured pork. In addition to our livestock, we operate 300 acres of cropland primarily for the production of feed for our animals. We welcome you to stop by for during your visit to Minnesota for the National Holstein Convention. We are located approximately 45 miles west of downtown Minneapolis and can be easily reached whether your route of travel is Highway 7, Highway 5, or Highway 212.

Dan and Lori Brinkman Family Young America, MN 55397 Phone: (952) 467-3157 | Fax: (952) 467-3044 | Minnesota Holstein News and Souvenir Issue


Roselund-View Holsteins Rodney and Shirley Domjahn Montrose, Minnesota RHA (52 cows) 23,991M 998F 733P PGH for 10 years | PBR for 3 years


the Carver-Wright-Hennepin Holstein Club welcomes you to Minnesota and invites you to TOUR WEST on host day. Travel through Carver County with a stop at Flower-Brook Holsteins, Andy and Jodene Stuewe.

Glen-Dodie Holsteins Generations of Minnesota dairy farming

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60+ years of registered Holsteins

The Energized Carver-Wright- Board of Directors Hennepin Board of Directors President: Jared Tessmer

Mark & Rosanne Tessmer 763-498-8978 10020 County Road 19


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The Carver County Holstein Association was organized in 1920 with the WrightHennepin Holstein Club joining in 2007.

Vice President: Tony Kohls Secretary/Treasurer: Jan Albrecht Directors: Andrew Tessmer, Paul Heuer, Daniel Stender, Corey Feltmann, Keith Laumann and Andrew Stuewe

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Giddy’s fall calf by Sanchez sells! Holstein Association USA’s 2008 Star of the Breed 3-03 2x 365d 42,266 5.6 2369 3.1 1327

2008 Show Season:

Giddy fresh in April and ready for the 2010 show season! Owned by: Flower-Brook Holsteins

• 2nd 5-Yr Old, Midwest Spring National • All-Minnesota 5-Yr Old and Res. Sr. Champ • Member of winning Produce of Dam, Midwest Spring National, Minnesota State Show and Midwest Fall National • Daughters by Sanchez, Advent, Goldwyn, Talent and one VG two-year-old by Durham herd sire Sire: Boulet Charles Dam: Stuewes Milan Gabrielle 3E-93

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1st CHOICE Lin-Rae x GABOR with 7 confirmed pregnancies

2-02 2x 365d 36,650 4.2 1529 3.1 1153 CTPI +2201 PTA +1747M +95F +60P +2.70T 4/10

#18 CTPI Cow in the Breed! Baxter daughter fresh in April and looks promising

Dam: Savage-Leigh Lil Linda-ET EX-90 EX-MS GMD-DOM 3-06 2x 365d 40,710 4.1 1650 3.3 1346 2nd Dam: Savage-Leigh Bellwood Linda EX-92 2E GMD-DOM 2-10 2x 365d 40,240 5.8 2349 3.6 1434 Owned by: DO-N-JOY and Flower-Brook Holsteins

We welcome our new additions Brooklyn Faith Kohls 3-15-10 Jayde Marie Stuewe 3-12-10 BE SURE TO STOP BY FLOWER-BROOK HOLSTEINS ON JUNE 27 DURING THE NATIONAL CONVENTION FARM TOUR! OPEN HOUSE 9-5


Tony, Katherine & Brooklyn Kohls Arlington, MN 612-226-4180

Flower-Brook Reg. Holsteins Andy, Jodene, Ava & Jayde Stuewe Hamburg, MN 651-353-2275

Featuring the Ladies of Meadow-Marsh

Ylitalo Jolt Roz (above)


Excellent-91 EX-MS 2E Ms Kingstead Chief Adeen-ET 4-07 2x 365d 27,950 4.0 1117 3.3 923 daughter by Advent • Daughters by Dundee, Blitz, BVK Advent Deborah-ET Throne and Lucky Star • Just Fresh! • Granddaughters by Durham, Laurin, • Awesome daughter by Mac Shottle, Damion, Stormatic and Sanchez and Mac pregnancies Backed by 5 generations VG or EX! • Will be flushed

Elk-Creek-Acres Grenade-Red (above) Very Good-88 EX-MS @ 3-10 3-04 2x 305d 22,512 3.7 830 3.2 721 inc. 2-03 2x 329d 18,290 4.0 735 3.2 587 • Sired by Talent • Daughters by Advent • Pregnancies by Advent and Hvezda • Transfers by Dusk Backed by 6 generations VG or EX!

Meadow-Marsh Holsteins Daniel and Tim Stender

15420 110th Street, Young America, MN 55397 Ph. 952-467-2115 | 952-607-6297 Tim Cell |

New Addition Tracys Rustler Tammy-ET *RC

Excellent-90 EX-MS @ 3-10 3-06 2x 308d 25,490 4.8 1213 3.4 867 • Purchased off the Elm Park Sale 2010 • Will be flushed Backed by 6 generations VG or EX owned with Anthony Stender from the Tobi Family!

Breeding Bulls For Sale

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Trystan and Will Norwood, Minnesota 612-581-7523

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Bevendale Aspen Party Girl EX-93 2E 3-02 2x 350d  26,375  4.5  1182  3.2  854

Selling in the National Convention Sale Stylish Goldwyn junior yearling out of an EX-92 Terrason with records to 37,993 milk, 1265 fat and 1057 protein. Next 6 out of 7 generations Excellent.

While Trystan is busy with traveling soccer all summer, We hope Will catches the “cow fever”.

We invite you to our farm when you are in Minnesota.

A special thank you to those who have taken excellent care of our partnership animals.

Dale, Mavis & Joshua Schmidt

Flower-Brook Holsteins - Stuewe Family Rodash-View Holsteins - Friese Family Do-N-Joy - Kohls Family

1351 70th St, Green Isle, MN 55338 320-238-2177 Dale’s cell: 612-508+4481

BAA 111% on homebred herd with 20 Excellent, 19 Very Good and 5 Good Plus cows! 72

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#2 Genomic Tested Mega-Man daughter in the USA! Dam of Mallory

Mallory sells on the National Convention Sale wth many AI inquiries! Saintville Shottle Masie

VG-85 VG-MS @ 2-08 | GTPI +2028 2-00 2x 333d 33,214 3.5 1152 3.1 1026 2nd Dam: Mercedes VG-89 @ 3Y | Sire: Roy 2-09 2x 357d 32,220 3.4 1093 3.1 1005 3rd Dam: Melody VG-89 @ 5Y | Sire: Zepplin (Mandel son) 4-00 2x 365d 32,130 4.4 1427 3.1 1002

Saintville Megaman Mallory | GTPI+2104 Norwood, Minnesota Richard Haler Family Ph. 952-466-2054 |

Born: April 10, 2009 | Sire: Mega-Man

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The Common Factor

Holsteins draw friends together during events for the Minnesota Junior Holstein Association

For the past 50 years, youth from across the state have had the opportunity to gather together because of one common factor – the Holstein cow. The Minnesota Junior Holstein Association has been a way for dairy youth to plan and experience state-wide junior events. Three members, who also serve on the state junior board of directors, said their involvement in the organization has been important in their life: president, Megan Udermann (18) from Sartell; historian, Jacob Achen (19) from Sauk Centre; and director, Elizabeth Olson (19) from Hutchinson.

are what drew her into the association. “It all started in quiz bowl because I was really competitive and it snow balled from there,” she said about the weekend convention, which also featured speech contests, dairy jeopardy contests, tours, workshops, banquets and a dance. “Those activities kept pulling me back to convention every year.” So did the people. “Every year I’ve attended convention I meet up with old friends and make new ones,” Udermann said.

“The Minnesota Junior Holstein Association is a lot of fun. It’s one of the greatest organizations I’m part of,” said Achen, who has been a member of the organization since 2001 when his family moved to Minnesota. “I don’t think I’d be the same person without it.”

Olson agreed. “I joined the MJHA because of family tradition, but I stayed in it because these people are my best friends. They’re the people I relate to the most,” said Olson, who has been a lifelong member of MJHA and has attended the state convention 19 years.

The Activities Through the year, MJHA members are given several opportunities to gather as friends and learn about dairy. The 10-person board of directors plans a state junior convention, state show, many fitting workshops, and lunchstands at state sales and shows for fundraisers.

Although Achen has also enjoyed seeing friends and participating in junior activities at the state conventions, his favorite MJHA event has been the state junior show. Organized by the junior board and held the day before the Minnesota Holstein Show, the Minnesota Junior Holstein Show allows younger members to do well in the show, Achen said.

Udermann, who has been a part of the MJHA for about seven years, said state junior conventions planned by the junior board

“It’s fun to be in the showring and it gives juniors a chance to place higher. It’s also a fun time to be with and compete with friends


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By Krista M. Sheehan because parents are on the sidelines,” Achen said. Personal Development Although all three members agree the MJHA events have been fun, they said they have gained more from them than a fond memory. “My Holstein friends are the ones that have grown to be my strongest friends.” Olson said. “The friends and people you meet are connections and networks. It really exposes you to a whole bunch of facets in the career aspect.” Udermann said being on the board has allowed her to voice her opinion, taught her organization habits, strengthened her ability to work with a team and developed her communication skills. For Achen, the MJHA has strengthened his confidence. “I can be myself around these dairy kids knowing that they want the same things I do – make milk for the consumer, promote the dairy industry and tell people how we care for our cows,” Achen said. He’s also learned to ask for help when needed. “MJHA is a large organization and if one person does everything, stuff will fall through the cracks. You have to be willing to ask for help and find the right people for the job,” Achen said.

Looking toward the Future Being a member of the MJHA has opened opportunities for Achen and his future. “I now have a bunch of contacts I can go to and know they’ll help me out when I need it,” said Achen, who wants to own a large dairy farm with a small portion of show cows. “I’ve met people who can give me tips for showing, but there are also registered breeders who are some of the best dairy producers in the state that take care of 1,000 cows. I can learn from all of them.” The MJHA has helped Olson realize she wants to be a promoter of the industry in the future. “I’ve learned that when I’m done being a junior I want to be involved in the adult association. I want to be a delegate at national convention,” she said. All three board members see a bright future for the younger juniors members. “They are quality kids who are willing to make the best of what we’ve got and make the dairy industry better,” Achen said. “It’s only going to get better from here.” The future depends on the common Holstein factor.

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Minnesota Junior Holstein Association

MINNESOTA JUNIOR All-BREEDS CONVENTION 2010 - “Get Hooked on MN” Minnesota’s juniors were “Getting Hooked on MN” at this year’s 2010 All-Breeds State Convention, at the Holiday Inn in Owatonna, Minn., March 18-20. The 2010 annual convention brought in nearly 95 junior members from around the state, along with a few from Wisconsin. This MJHA state convention was extra-special for the juniors. Not only did they compete in the usual events, learn more about our industry and meet new people, but they also prepared for this years’ National Convention. In June, juniors from across the nation will be “Getting Hooked on Minnesota.” The juniors got busy quickly Friday night with a pizza party, and then participated in mixers. At the end of the evening the convention-goers tested how quick their feet were, as they received the how-to on some new dance moves. Exhausted, the juniors dragged their feet to their room to call it a night. Saturday morning came bright and early. The juniors fueled up with breakfast, then displayed their creativity as each club/county introduced themselves for roll call. MJHA State Board nominations were also opened. The juniors received the agenda for the day, then quickly boarded the buses for farm tours. Two stops were made for this year’s tours. Stop one was Stranshome, owned by Reid and Joe Stransky. At this farm, the juniors were able to look at some high profile cattle and Stranshome’s new hoop barn with box stalls setup. Stop two was Tande Holsteins, owned by the Tande Family. Here the juniors were able to view a solid herd, along with receiving some notes on linear evaluation from Holstein Association USA classifier John Steinhoff. The juniors made it back from the tours just in time for their luncheon. At the luncheon the MJHA committee reports were given by the board and words of wisdom were provided by Princess Kay of the Milky Way, Elizabeth Olson. Production Awards were given out at the luncheon as well; recipients of High Milk, Fat and Protein Awards were Emily Achen, Annie Achen, Roxann Achen, Jacob Achen and Ashley Swenson and lifetime production awards were earned by Roxann Achen, Jacob Achen, Emily Achen, Ashley Swenson and Quentin Scott. The competition began Saturday afternoon. Juniors displayed their dairy knowledge in a variety of ways including the Speech Contest, Dairy Jeopardy Contest and Dairy Bowl Contest. All of the judges were thoroughly impressed with this year’s juniors and effort they gave in the contests. The contest winners won’t have to travel far 76

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By: Jacob Sjostrom, MJHA Reporter to go up against other juniors from around the nation -- the qualifiers advanced to the National Convention competitions here in Minnesota in June.

Minnesota Junior Holstein Association 2010-2011 Board of Directors President: Megan Udermann Home: 2611 17th St N Sartell, MN 56377 (320) 251-3696 email:

The winners of the speaking contest were Ashley Swenson in the senior division, Kayla Brown in intermediate and Christy Achen in the junior division. Winning the dairy jeopardy contest were in the senior division, Jacob Achen, in the intermediate division, Annie Achen, and in the junior division James Gathje. The winning senior dairy bowl team consists of Jonathon Schmitt, Isaac Salfer, Jacob Achen and Doug Petzel; members of the champion junior team are Christy Achen, Annie Achen, Roxann Achen and Kayla Brown.

Vice President: Ashley Swenson Home: 45672 380th Street Nicollet, MN 56074 (507) 246-5169

All contest winners were announced at the formal banquet that evening. While at the banquet the juniors heard from Keynote Speaker Larry Tande, President of the National Holstein Association. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Krista Sheehan; she made sure the program ran smoothly and assisted in handing out several awards.

Treasurer: Brittany Albrecht Home: 56144 850th Avenue Stewart, MN 55385 (320) 587-2267 email:

The MJHA Progressive Breeder awards were presented to Annie Achen and Nicholas Achen and the Junior Star award were given to Ashley Swenson, Annie Achen and Jacob Sjostrom. Five members received scholarships at the banquet; Kelsey Pettit, Laura Rosenhammer and Amber Cloose were given the MJHA’s High School Scholarship and the Memorial Scholarship was presented to Megan Udermann and Ashley Swenson. Last but not least, Megan Herberg was announced as Minnesota’s Disinguished Junior Member. After the banquet everyone put on their dancing shoes to try out the new moves they learned the night before. Sunday morning started with a non-denominational church service followed by breakfast and along with one last round of punishment for the naughty kids. The juniors then had the opportunity to sign up and help with different events for the National Convention along with hearing some of the National Convention plans. Sunday concluded with the distribution of prizes, election of new board members, and ice cream floats before the kids were homeward bound. This convention would not have been successful without the help of numerous volunteers and chaperones. A huge thankyou goes out to anyone who contributed to the convention. If you would like more information or are interested in attending next year’s convention, please feel free to go to to see our junior page, or just talk to a board member or staff in the state office.

Secretary: Emily Achen Home: 38572 County Road 187 Sauk Centre, MN 56378 (320) 260-6987 email: achen007@umn.ed

Reporter: Jacob Sjostrom Home: 50527 350th Street Lafayette, MN 56054 (507) 228-8768 email: Historian: Jacob Achen Home: 38572 County Road 187 Sauk Centre, MN 56378 (320) 266-4058 email: All-Breeds Liaison: Jon Schmitt Home: 16699 25th Avenue NW Rice, MN 56367 (320) 393-2999 email: Director: Mitchell Rosenfeld Home: 24241 411th Avenue Arlington, MN 55307 (320) 2924-4184 email: Director: Elizabeth Olson Home: 15479 County Road 7 Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 583-4021 email: Director: Al Barka Home: 63663 330th Street Watkins, MN 55389 (320) 693-3582 email:


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Minnesota Sales A Tradition of Quality In 1885 Minnesota’s first public sale of registered Holsteins was held, averaging $289 – respectable for the time. In 1919 Sir Pietertje Ormsby Mercedes 41st sold for a sensational $65,000, a price which remained unmatched until 1986! The tradition of an annual state sale began in 1955, which eventually evolved into multiple state sales and every year since 1983, both established and potential registered Holstein breeders have gathered in the spring and fall for Minnesota’s annual sale series. The “Spring Special” is held in Rochester, Minn., in early spring and November brings the “Fall Harvest” in Hutchinson. Over the decades many Holstein breeders have added valuable cattle to their herd, many youth have nervously put in their first bid at a live auction, and many curious newcomers have purchased the foundations of a registered Holstein herd. Cattle and buyers from throughout the Midwest and even into Canada have gathered to swap not only genetics but also news, advice and friendship.

Great Cattle and a Great Turnout at the 2010 Minnesota Spring Special Sale On April 4, 2010 in Rochester, Minn., an impressive 101 lots of registered Holsteins sold at the Minnesota Spring Special Sale. When all the numbers were in the sale averaged $2038.86.

New Addition at Buehring Farms Schillview Shottle Glashma

Good Plus-84 @ 3-02 CTPI+2004M +1105M +54F +45P +2.15T 4/10 2-05 2x 335d 27,264 3.6 982 3.4 927 inc. Due in July to Garrett with an ABS bull contract

Dam: Schillview Om Glashella-ET Very Good-85 VG-MS | CTPI+1948

2-00 2x 365d 27,320 4.1 1112 3.3 903 Full sister to Gerard and Groovy

2nd Dam: Schillview Marsh Glash-ET Very Good-89 VVVVE DOM | GTPI+1505G

2-02 2x 365d 29,790 4.7 1386 3.6 1085

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The top seller was the first choice Klassic Big Time female from Hendel Burt Bridget 2327; Select Sires secured the final bid of $10,500. Hendel Farms of Caledonia, Minn., was the consignor. The second high seller was consigned by Donahoe Farms, Ltd., of Manitoba. Donohoe Rolanda Buck, found a new home at Newalta Dairy in Pipestone, Minn., for $3,900. Congratulations to all who bought and sold! We look forward to seeing you again at the 2010 Fall Harvest Sale, to be held in Hutchinson, Minn., on November 20.

Dam: Hendel Shottle Miami-ET Very Good-88 VG-MS DOM | GTPI+1902G

2-01 2x 365d 34,010 3.7 1260 2.8 962 Numerous sons in A.I.

2nd Dam: Hendel Durham Mitzi 1390

Excellent-90 EX-MS GMD DOM | GTPI+1529G

2-10 3x 365d 42,810 3.6 1522 3.0 1299

Congratulations to Mike and Karen Schiller on a great sale and we look forward to working with Glashma!

Donohoe Rolanda Buck was the second high selling lot in the 2010 Minnesota Spring Special Sale. Pictured left to right are Pat Donohoe, consignor; Amy Jo & John VanderWal of Newalta Dairy, buyers; Steve Peterson, pedigrees; Rick Pagel, leadsman; John Hager, Auctioneer; and Scott Courtney, sales staff. 78

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51100 Driftwood Ave, Rush City, MN 55069 Farm 320-358-4625 | 763-464-2333 Chad cell 763-464-0726 Brandon cell | 763-464-0740 Blake cell

Meet the Special Girls at Nibbe Holsteins Nibbe Burt Annie-ET Very Good-87 VG-MS @ 3Y

2-03 2x 365d 28,689 4.0 1152 3.1 922 • Several A.I. Contracts Daughters by: Baxter (just fresh and looks just like her mother), Jeeves, Terminator, Ashlar, Hanover, Otto and Paxton Pregnancies by: Shottle and Trigger

Nibbe Marshall Missy EX-90 2E

5-11 2x 305d 33,502 3.2 1067 2.8 917 Lifetime to date: 203,043 • Annie’s full brother is at Accelerated Missy has a daughter by Goldwyn that we hope will be VG in June and identical twin heifer yearlings by Baxter.

Congratulations to Victoria Jensch, our niece and employee on being named 2010 Goodhue County Dairy Princess!

Nibbe Holsteins Paul and Ann Nibbe 20769 County 4 Blvd, Zumbrota, Minnesota 55992 Ph. 507-732-5102 •

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2010 Minnesota PDCA Winners Pat and Karen Brodeen, River Bend Farm Pat and Karen have been producing high quality milk and breeding outstanding cattle in Cook, Minn. since they were married in 1980. They are proud to say that River Bend farm is 100% Registered Holsteins, has been on continuous DHIA test since 1978 and has received AMPIโ€™s Quality Milk Award for the past 13 years. Active both in the show ring and in the community, Pat and Karen were honored to receive the Minnesota Holsteinโ€™s Distinguished Young Couple Award in 1988. Pat served nine years on the Minnesota Holstein Board of Directors, President of the Northeast Holstein Breedersโ€™ Association and president of the St. Louis County DHIA. Karen has also served as president of the Northeast Holstein Breedersโ€™ Association and secretary/treasurer of the St. Louis ADA. River Bendโ€™s show ring decorations

Showing is a family affair for the McFarlands; Scott houses some of Minnesotaโ€™s top show cows in his barn where he and his wife Tina and daughters Anna and Emma cater to each cowโ€™s individual needs. The main dairy herd is managed by Jim and Scott with help from parents Bill and Kathie. Making every stall count is an important part of the philosophy at Macland Holsteins and they are proud of their 54 percent voluntary cull rate. The farm also sells many animals for dairy purposes and stands behind all the cattle they sell โ€“ even following up with purchasers and offering advice on how to make the next generation better. Scott has served on the Minnesota Holstein Board of Directors and both Scott 80

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Pat and Karen Brodeen include numerous Grand and Reserve Grand Champions at the District XI show and the St. Louis County Fair and second place two-year-old at the Minnesota State Fair. Brodeen Broker Joker received the All-Minnesota Bull Calf Award in 1993. In 1999 half of River Bend herd was sold and four Brodeen cows went on to be Grand Champions of county fairs around the state.

Macland Holsteins The Macland herd began humbly in 1971 when William McFarland brought his herd of 21 grade and Registered cows to the home place in Elgin, Minn. Williamโ€™s son Jim and step-son Scott have devoted themselves to developing a small, profitable Registered Holstein herd. Currently the herd BAA is 111.3 and since 2000 has had an RHA of 25,000 to 29,000 pounds of milk. The motto at Macland Holsteins is โ€œSmall Herdโ€ฆHuge Results.โ€

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Scott and Tina Culbertson William and Kathie McFarland and Tina are chairing committees for the 2010 National Convention. Macland has bred 53 Excellent cows to date. Other honors include 16 All-American nominations in the last eight years (13 of them home-bred), five All-Minnesota Futurity Winners and 26 All-Minnesota class winners since 1999, including the Reserve Grand Champion of the Minnesota State Show and Junior Champ of the Minnesota State Fair in 2009. In 2008 and 2009 Premier Breeder at the MN State Holstein Show and they are also the breeders of the 2008 Supreme Champion Futurity Winner at World Dairy Expo and the Reserve Intermediate and Junior Champion of the 2004 All-Mexico show.




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Minnesota Holstein News and Souvenir Issue

After years of planning, the 2010 National Holstein Convention is finally here. Minnesota Holstein is excited and honored to welcome visitors from across the globe and to showcase our great state and fantastic Holsteins. While we hadn’t anticipated hosting in a year of economic hardship for the dairy industry, we’ve come to understand that within every challenge lies an opportunity. Our membership has come together to plan a fantastic event for dairy enthusiasts young and old, and we hope you take this opportunity to get hooked on Minnesota. This convention is especially significant for Minnesota Holstein as we are currently entering our 100th year. After a full century of dedication to the registered Holstein cow, just think of how far we’ve come and the remarkable journey that lies before us. We’re excited to celebrate this milestone in conjunction with another very important achievement in our state - the 125th anniversary of Forest-Lawn Holsteins, the oldest continuous registered herd in the nation. On July 17, the Swenson family will be hosting the annual Minnesota Holstein Field Day at Forest-Lawn Holstein and we hope you’ll join us in congratulating the Swenson family on their 125 years of dedication. We’d like to extend our deepest thanks to all the committee chairs and volunteers who’ve worked countless hours to make this convention a reality. You’ve truly poured your heart into this laborious effort and we couldn’t be more thrilled at the outcome. I’d like to personally thank our publicity committee for making this souvenir book possible. It certainly has been an exciting project and I couldn’t have done it without them. A sincere thanks to the publicity committee chair, Tina Culbertson, for her guidance and creative talents with ad design and layout, Madge Alberts and Krista Sheehan, the co-editors for this issue, Natalie Schmitt for her great work on the Bonnie Mohr feature, and last but not least Heidi and Elinor at the MHA office, for all of their assistance along the way. Lastly, I would like to congratulate Megan Herberg on being named a DJM semi-finalist and wish her the best of luck as she continues on this journey. Megan was also recently named a Princess Kay finalist, a tremendous honor in the state of Minnesota. Other finalists that will be competing for the title of 57th Princess Kay of the Milky Way: Michaela Bengtson, Labecca Johnson, Kristin Boyum, Kelsie Trosen, Ashley Swenson, Brittany Moorse, Katherine Holdvogt, Joylynn Hadrich, Angela Sellner, Karen Anderson and Kathleen Miron. Best of luck to all. I hope you enjoy reading this special souvenir book. If you are a delegate or convention registrant and have enjoyed your Minnesota update, I encourage you to check out our website www.mnholstein. com and call or email if you are interested in becoming a yearly subscriber. Again, welcome to the beautiful state of Minnesota and thank you for your ongoing commitment to our beloved Holstein cow and the indefatigable men and women who work in this remarkable industry. Here’s to the next 100 years.

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Olmsted County Fairgrounds ROCHESTER, MN Host: Rochester Area Holstein Club Monday, June 14 Barns open at 9:00 am for stalling, no early entrance Wednesday, June 16 All cattle must be checked in by noon Exhibitor meeting at 3:00 pm Thursday, June 17 MJHA show begins at 9:30 am Ag Olympics follows the MJHA show Pizza compliments of the Olmsted County ADA, serving starting at 6:00 pm Friday, June 18 MHA show begins at 8:00 am Futurity XXXIV Class at 11:00 am MHA show continues at 11:30 am (milking classes) All cattle must be removed from barns by 8:00 pm Contact Information: 2010 MHA Show Chairmen Steve Searles 507-261-3062 • Rick Pagel 507-951-2522 Stalling

Jeff Donohoe, Petersfield, Manitoba, Canada, and his wife Andrea, son Easton and daughter Bentley farm in partnership with Jeff’s father Desmond at Lakefield Farm. At Lakefield they crop 2200 acres of grain with an additional 600 acres of hay and milk 80-90 cows with a total of 200 head. The family has shown all over western Canada and often sends animals to World Dairy Expo and the Royal Winter Fair. They have won numerous grand and reserve grand champions banners in Western Canada. Donohoe has been judging for 10 years and has judged shows across Canada and also in North Dakota. Frank Regan of Waukon, Iowa, and his wife Mary farm in partnership with his brothers and children at Regancrest Farms. On Regancrest Farms, they milk 550 cows and farm over 2600 acres. The BAA on the herd is an impressive 106.9. One of the world’s greatest Holstein sires, Regancrest Elton Durham-ET, was bred by Regancrest Farms. Regan has developed high impact cow families such as Snow-N Denises Dellia EX-95, Regancrest-PR Barbie-ET EX-92, Windsor Manor Z-Delight-ET EX-92 and ALH-Oman Destiny-ET VG-87. Regan has judged shows in South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa and judged the South Africa National Show.

Todd Searles 507-208-1333 • Scott Culbertson 614-264-5980 Call Todd or Scott for stalling preferences. Feed & Bedding Todd Pierson 952-345-4639 • Straw, shavings, beet pulp and hay available. Call Todd for details.

Photographer Lea McCullough of Cybil Fisher Photography will be available to take professional photographs on Thursday and Friday of the show.

Accomodations: ask for MN Holstein Show rate when calling –

Clarion Inn (former Holiday Inn) 507-288-1844 • $79.99 LaQuinta Inn 507-281-2211 • $79.99 Quality Inn & Suites 507-282-5138 • $99.99 Super 8 Motel • 507-288-8288 RV hookups available on fairgrounds Call Jeannette Sheehan 507-289-4251

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Very Good – 88 91-MS 4/10 CTPI +1940 PTA +1652M +68F +55P +2.04T 2-01 2x 365 37,664 3.8 1461 3.1 1155

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Dam: Carrousel Durham Annie-ET VG-85 VG-MS @ 2-09 2-02 2x 344d 22,160 4.0 896 3.3 723 inc. We are extremely excited about the potential of this young lady! 2nd Dam: Ms Leducd Add E EX-93 EX-MS 2E 3rd Dam: Ms Kingstead Chief Adeen-ET EX-94 Full sister to Shoremar S Alicia-ET EX-97

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We look forward to having visitors during the Tour West on June 27. We also invite visitors to stop out anytime during their trip to Minnesota! We are located just one hour west of the convention site.

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“Where the folks are nice and the cows are too.” Scott & Jackie Rickeman and Family • 15714 County Road 7, Hutchinson, MN 55350 320.587.4439 • • BAA 109.6 • RHA: 25,874M 989F 770P • 11 consecutive PBR awards

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hawna is simply a dairyman’s dream - high type, components and lifetime production, and a calm, gentle personality as well. Her first five classified daughters are all VG, with one VG-88, and four VG at two years, defining her as an emerging brood cow. Shawna and her two dams have a combined 11E’s and 900,000 lbs. of milk between them, with two still adding to it; longevity at its best!

Shawna’s 1st choice from two April 2010 Shottles and a June 2010 Atwood sells in the National Convention Sale.

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6-03 2x 365d 39,480 4.1 1625 3.3 1295 Lifetime to date: 223,000 4.3F 3.3P Dam: Elm-Lawn-G Charles Sugar EX-91 3E 6-09 2x 365d 42,220 3.6 1502 3.0 1270 Lifetime to date: 305,000

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2nd Dam: Elm-Lawn-G Stewart Susie EX-94 5E 10-8 2x 365d 33,710 3.2 1076 3.0 1006 Lifetime: 371,286

4718 County J, Valders, Wisconsin 54245 | Ph/Fax: 920-775-4794 | Email: | 4/10 RHA (83 cows 2x) 27,341 3.9 1059 3.2 875 | 1/10 BAA: 109.6% | 17 PBR Awards

Minnesota registered breeders were asked...

How Are You Using Genomics in Your Breeding Program? Mike McAndrews, Sauk Centre Today, we are replacing the young sires we were using with genomic tested young sires. However, our young sire use is limited to hard to breed cows (past third service) and program cows in questionable heats. We haven’t put a lot of faith in the numbers thus far so we will continue to use proven bulls in our breeding program. In addition, the cost of the genomic tested young sires with the lack of accuracy prohibits greater usage in our herd. Our opinion may change in the future as the industry gets a better feel for the accuracy of genomic numbers. Genomic tested sires may become a powerful tool to help predict results but until that time we will primarily use proven bulls.

Mike and Kate McAndrews After graduating in 2000 from the University of Minnesota with an Animal and Plant Systems degree, Mike continued his education by becoming a herdsperson for a very productive 1,200 cow dairy in southern Minnesota. By 2003 he directed his passion for the dairy industry by venturing out on his own. He rented a 70 cow barn and bought a registered herd of Holsteins. In March of 2004 Mike and his parents Joe and Betty partnered on a 390 acre freestall dairy in central Minnesota. Mike, his wife Kate, and his parents milk 250 Holsteins (70% purebred) with a 24,000 pound herd average.

Joel and Sarah Pettit, Zumbrota Genomics has only played a small role in our breeding program. We usually have two young sires in our tank for cleanup on problem breeders. We pick bulls from strong maternal lines and the genomic proof influenced our final decision on the last bulls we chose.

By Madge Alberts

We asked some Minnesota registered breeders how they are using genomics in their breeding program.Their answers reflect the diversity in opinion about this new breeding tool. Chad Buehring, Rush City The first way we are using genomics in our breeding program is in sire selection. I’m finding myself, whether right or wrong,  using genomic bulls more frequently - about 60% of the time.  I’m using Atwood, Destry,  and Aftershock on cows when I want to breed for more type. I like their pedigree and type numbers, but they’re also  higher for production than other  top ranking  proven type bulls. I also plan on using the highest ranking GTPI and Net Merit genomic bulls more in the future. However,  I won’t forget about proven bulls that you can use with confidence, especially when you need to make a corrective mating.  We  have also used genomic tests to decide if we should work with a particular heifer, and in the decision to purchase new genetics.  I look forward to when the cheaper genomic test is available, hopefully later this summer.

Nick, Brandon, Katelyn and Chad Buehring The Buehrings milk 280 cows an hour north of the twin cities. On the home farm are parents Nick and Diane Buehring, Chad and his wife Lynn and daughter Kateyn, and Chad’s brother Brandon. Another brother, Blake,  lives in central Minnesota working on another farm, but also owns animals with them. One sister,  Shauna and her husband John Offer own and operate Foggy Valley Farms,  and another brother, Justin, works in construction.

Jared, Kalie, Sarah, Joel and Madison Pettit The Pettits’ Zumbrota, Minn. farm is home to a registered Holstein herd of 200 head - they are currently milking 85. The RHA is 27,100M 1050F and 850P. Type, low SCC, longevity and high production are goals they breed for. They have three children: Kalie (23) a Carleton College graduate will be attending the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in September. Madison (19) is a freshman at Gustavus Adolphus College and Jared (17) is a junior at Zumbrota –Mazeppa High School.

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Washington County Welcomes you to the 2010 National Convention! Just minutes from the heart of the Twin Cities area are some fine herds! Washington County Holstein Breeders welcomes the Holstein Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 125th Anniversary! Washington County is 70 miles long and borders Wisconsin on the east and the Twin Cities on the west. Urban sprawl has caused dairying to dwindle but the members listed have fine herds and support Minnesota Holstein activities. We salute Minnesota Holsteinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100th Anniversary and welcome convention visitors to Minnesota. 1. Apple Acres - Jim and Harriet Brown 2. Durow Farms - Robert and Brad Durow 3. Boot-Lake Farm - Gary Rydeen 4. Al-Orca - George and Doug Rydeen 5. Alvern - Arden Johnson 6. Almarc Farm - Robin Booren 7. Autumnwood - Pat and Charlene Daninger Family

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Breeder concerns addressed following April’s genetic evaluations 1. How do imputed genomic proofs work? Any nongenotyped cows where 90 percent of the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotypes can be determined received an imputed evaluation. This usually requires four or five genotyped progeny. Some animals reach that threshold because daughters with imputed genotypes are included. The first offspring contributes about 50 percent, the second contributes about 25 percent, the third about 12.5 percent, the fourth about 6.25 percent, and so on until the 90 percent threshold is reached. Any additional offspring raises the accuracy. Imputed genotypes are, on average, between 96.6 and 97.9 percent accurate depending on the breed. For Brown Swiss, 96.6 percent; Holstein 97.4 percent; and Jersey 97.9 percent. If it is the industry’s goal to obtain the most accurate PTAs possible, then one should use SNP technology everywhere it is beneficial for the same reason production records have always been used to calculate genetic indexes. To say that SNPs should not be used for improving the accuracy of all related animals is equivalent to suggesting that production records not be used if an interested party doesn’t think that specific record will be beneficial to his or her animal. The only basis for doing genotyping is to raise the accuracy of individuals that have been genotyped or individuals whose relatives have been genotyped. We started immediately to modify the indexes for animals genotyped as well as the next generation (offspring) of those genotyped with the understanding that we would do the same for earlier generations (ancestors) as soon as a procedure could be designed to do so. That procedure was developed recently providing the opportunity to produce further benefits. 2. In addition to imputing proofs, adjustments were done to PTAs. Why were adjustments needed and how large were the female adjustments? All genotyped cows, heifers, and imputed cows were adjusted by reducing the mean and variance of the traditional PTA. All genotyped animals including bulls were affected by the adjustment made to the maternal portion of the parent average, regardless of the genotype status of the dam. The adjustments were made to milk, fat, and protein and the percentage traits only. • The end result is that genomic evaluations for elite cows, young bulls, and heifers were reduced by 250 pounds of milk, 8 pounds of fat, and 5 pounds of protein. Net Merit fell as much as $40 for many top animals due to the yield trait adjustments. • Meanwhile, genomic evaluations for high90

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Editor’s Note: These responses are from Duane Norman who heads up the USDA’s Animal Research Service’s Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory (AIPL) which calculates the U.S. genetic evaluations. The original questions were raised by the Wisconsin Holstein Board of Directors immediately following the April genetic evaluations and sent to industry leaders. It should be noted that AIPL carries out evaluations based on the advice from the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding that is comprised of three organizations: the Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA), the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB), and the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association (PDCA). Each of these trade organizations has three votes each for a total of nine votes. The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding meets twice a year traditionally in late April and late October.

ranking progeny tested bulls in the 90th percentile for Net Merit fell only by 70 pounds of milk, 3 pounds of fat, and 2 pounds of protein.

eliminate the current issue entirely, so need to continue to search for an acceptable statistical method for doing so that will be acceptable to both the domestic and international users.

• The population average of all genomically tested bulls with daughters fell slightly by 40 pounds for milk and 1.5 pounds for fat and protein. PTA adjustments were largest for foreign bulls with a high proportion of genotyped daughters. Only yield traits were adjusted because nonyield evaluations were not improved by adjustment.

In the meantime, any thing that helps to focus comparison between genotyped animals and between non-tested (also nonimputed) should be encouraged. This is the primary reason for our new ranking with only genotyped animals eval/summary/HighGenomic.cfm.

Genotyped cows and young heifers usually are the most valuable cows in a dairy herd. These individuals needed an adjustment because they were being overevaluated. The high PTA values were causing the genomic predictions to suffer in accuracy because the marker effects were trying to explain a phenotype that was inflated compared to the bulls that carried those same genes. A study completed over a year ago showed that the added information from genotyped cows was not increasing reliability, indicating that some type of adjustment was necessary. By adjusting the overevaluated cow PTA, it was possible to increase the accuracy of the genomic predictions. These adjustments raised reliabilities for genotyped (not yet progeny test proven) bulls by 2.6 to 3.1 percent on production traits for Holsteins. In Jerseys, the adjustment boosted reliabilities 7.7 to 9.4 percent. 3. Now we cannot make an apple-to-apple comparison since imputed cows have reduced indexes compared to nontested counterparts. Why wasn’t the PTA bias adjusted for all cows? We agree that the current situation where the PTAs of tested cows (direct or imputed) have dropped in relation to the nontested cows. It is not the situation we would like to have in the industry. We would like to help resolve this problem by lowering the heritability of traits used in our genetic evaluation, but have met strong resistance from industry stakeholders (Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding) over the last 5-plus years. Perhaps the current situation will raise the level of concern to the point where we can get agreement on this approach. Nevertheless, we feel that this action will not

The undesirable consequence of the adjustment is that nongenotyped cows are not fully comparable with genotyped ones. It may be useful to think of this as though genotyped cows have been converted to the evaluations comparable with those of bulls, and nongenotyped cows have evaluations that are the same as they have been. 4. Why weren’t breeders given more advance notice that imputed genomic proofs were coming this April? It is always a tough call for our group to know when we should sit on new material until a thorough education effort is achieved versus getting the information to those individuals making decisions which will have a profound impact on the genetics of the cattle population in the immediate future. I believe I can say that we got more concern from this change than any we have implemented in several years, and it is now easy to see that in this case we should have delayed it another run. However, please be aware that the majority of constructive comments that have been directed to us since April 2008 when we first released genomic predictions have been that the industry wanted everything quicker . . . getting updates on young bulls every two months wasn’t good enough. In the first year, we had little control over the elapsed time between industry sending in the genomic samples and when we received the genotypes, and so genomic predictions were never early enough. The prediction methods were breaking new ground, and modest refinements were made after the first implementation, but it clearly would not have been a better alternative to delay releasing genomic information as we have now had the benefit of high genomic bulls for two years.

By H. Duane Norman, USDA-AIPL Research Leader

5. Will imputed proofs lead to less genomic testing because owners of high-end genomically tested cows were essentially penalized for testing of offspring of breed leading cows?

7. Is the genomic test really capable of finding outliers when bulls like Oman, Goldwyn, and Shottle dominate high-ranking daughter lists? What will it take to find more outliers?

It probably could if the industry feels that this situation is not going to be resolved in a timely manner. What happens to imputed proofs is directly determined by what happens to the actual animals genotyped. We don’t understand why these are being inquired about differently? There are a few situations where the artificial insemination organization had genotyped a cow and the owner did not want it used. Since most animals producing bulls for A.I. are going to be genotyped, extensive testing of genetically superior animals will continue to be necessary if individuals are interested in marketing to these organizations.

That will only happen if breeders making a conscientious effort to test larger numbers of outcross bulls until they find those with better SNP than expected from traditional parent average. I am sure one could develop super software to design an effort to do just that, but it would likely be criticized for being too much science and not enough art.

6. Who owns a cow’s DNA? Do testing institutions have the ability to do as they please with DNA and test animals the owner didn’t want tested? That is a legal issue and we have no particular legal expertise; therefore we will give no advice. I don’t believe the dairy industry has even decided who owns a cow’s production records after 100 years of DHIA (producer, DHI affiliate, dairy records processing center, breed associations, and so forth).

8. Why don’t a sire’s genomic proof and daughter deviation genetic index converge as bulls approach 99 percent reliability? Any concern observed in past runs about this issue should be largely neutralized as a result of a change made for the April run. There were a couple (literally 1 to 3) bulls that had an extremely unusual high percentage of genotyped daughters and received a biased evaluation due to failure to impose time opportunity cutoffs. This is explained in a writeup by Tabatha Cooper at http://aipl.arsusda. gov.reference/changes/aprilInformation.htm. Minor difference will remain; the 99 percent reliability bulls could actually be 99.0 or 99.9%, but the correlations between genomic proof and daughter deviation are so high we think it should not be a major concern.

9. Are genomic estimates overevaluating some sires for certain traits? The SNPs are going to overestimate some bulls for some traits the same as the performance (phenotypic) records overestimate some animals for some traits. However, that is what is expected and if everything is working as it should, half will be underestimated and half will be overestimated, but the majority should be very close to prediction, even though slightly over or underestimated. This is because we are not accounting for all genetic variations with the 43,382 SNPs currently being used. 10. Breeders are concerned with the consistency between evaluations. For example, how does a bull add only one additional daughter in his evaluations and drop 149 TPI points when his daughter yield deviations are going up and he has been genomically tested previously? It’s always best to look at each case. With Net Merit, fat and protein yield now only get 35 percent of the overall weighting, so what happens in yield is no longer the dominant factor. If a bull has one more daughter, that doesn’t mean that he added only one daughter. Bulls often have daughters dropped out of the summary due to error corrections and so forth. So, when it appears he added a daughter, he often added more than one and lost some. New New ear ear tag tag ordering ordering site site from from Holstein Holstein Association Association USA, USA,featuring featuring Allflex Allflex tamper-proof tamper-proof tags tags and and tagging tagging accessories accessories ss Order Order inventory inventory ear ear tags, tags,replacement replacement tags, tags,or or tagging tagging accessories accessories 24 24 hours hours aa day, day,77 days days aa week week ss Bill Bill orders orders to to your your Holstein Holstein Association Association USA USA account, account, or or pay pay via via credit credit card card ss View View aa history history of of your your past past orders orders ss Track Track shipped shipped orders orders until until they they arrive arrive at at your your door door The World’s No. 1 Livestock Identification System

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2010 Minnesota District Show Information District VI

Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2010 Time: 12:00 p.m. Location: Goodhue County Fairgrounds, Cannon Falls Judge: Luke Olson, Hutchinson Contact Person: John Sauber (952-469-4341) Entry Deadline: June 21, 1010

District VII

Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 Time: 12:00 p.m. Location: Chisago County Fairgrounds, Rush City Judge: Bonnie Van Dyk, New Richmond, Wis. Contact Person: Kristen Jankila 505 5th Street South Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

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District I

Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester Judge: Larry Tande, Medford, Minn. Contact Person: Vicki Searles (507-250-1092)

District II

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010 Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Steele County Fairgrounds, Owatonna Judge: Tom Foss, Cambridge, Minn. Contact Person: Daria Stransky (507-444-0071) 3209 Austin Road, Owatonna, MN 55060 Entry Deadline: August 5, 2010 or when barns are full

Date: Saturday, August 7, 2010 Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: Benton County Fairgrounds, Sauk Rapids Judge: TBA Contact Person: Tracy Schaefer (320-632-4605) Entry Deadline: July 25, 2010 Send Entries to: Mary Swart (320-354-4396) 16880 20th Street NW New London, MN 56273

District IX - no information/no show District X

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Wadena County Fairgrounds, Wadena Judge: Jared Tessmer, Loretto, Minn. Contact Person: Jake Oyster (218-371-1746)

District XI

TBA - Watch for more information

Date: Saturday, May 29, 2010 Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Carlton County Fairgrounds, Barnum Judge: Mike Schiller, Freeport, Minn. Contact Person: Peggy Pearson (218-666-5424) Entry Deadline: May 27, 2010

District V

District XII - no information/no show

District III – no information/no show District IV

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010 Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson Judge: John Schroeder, Courtland, Minn. Contact Person: Patrick Rusch (320-583-6372) • show will require a whole herd TB test 92

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Minnesota State Red & White Show

Date: Friday, August 13, 2010 Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds, Willmar Judge: TBA

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Indianhead Catalina-Red-ET born 6/26/2009 This striking summer yearling by Mr Burns is ready to bring home the blue ribbons! Her dam (pictured):

Greenlea Talent Cat-Red-ET VG-87 VG-MS at 2-06 2-01 3x 365 27,190 3.6 986 3.3 901 5th Junior 2 Year Old, WDE R&W Show 2008 Nom. All-American R&W Junior 2 Year Old 2008 2nd dam: Yursden Kite Caramac-Red EX-92 EX-MS 4-02 2x 365 31,770 4.2 1325 3.1 979 Grand Champion, WDE R&W Show 2006 All-American R&W 4 Year Old 2006

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Minnesota Registered Breeders Active in Dairy Promotion The importance of dairy promotion and creating a positive image for dairy farming has increased exponentially in recent years as the livestock industry, especially dairy, has felt the effects of some very negative publicity. It is vitally important that consumers have a positive perception and accurate information about the dairy industry and the products they purchase so they can make good decisions for their families. As dairy producers, we are encouraged to “tell our stories,” and take every opportunity to show people that we take great care of our animals and we produce a safe, wholesome, clean and healthy product! Minnesota registered breeders take the need for promotion very seriously. Several of them agreed to share some thoughts about why they spend time on promotion. “The majority of my income still comes from the sale of milk and the only talents I have beyond dairying lend themselves well to promotion so it is a logical fit for me,” Chris Sukalski of Leroy said. “Consumers benefit most from hearing our story directly from us - even when it is a short story while giving out product samples at a grocery store. Farm tours are especially valuable, and something that perhaps registered breeders are a little more adept at doing - there is a certain amount of marketing necessary in doing a good farm tour!”

Karyl Diersen and her husband John own and operate Minnigan Hills Farm near Caledonia.They milk about 130 registered Holsteins and own about 300 head of cattle. Their son Josh works on the farm and their son Jayson helps out when he's not working at his construction job. They show cattle mostly on the local level and do a lot of embryo transfer work to improve their herd's genetics. 94

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Sukalski, who began her dairy promotion “career” by serving as a dairy princess, now invests a significant amount of time in dairy promotion; she serves on Minnesota Dairy Promotion Council and corporate board of Midwest Dairy Association. Minnesota is somewhat unique in having active county promotion boards. Jeannette Sheehan of Rochester and Karyl Diersen of Caledonia are two of many registered breeders across the state who are very active locally in dairy promotion. Diersen said her reasons are purely selfish – “I enjoy working with dairy people – they are some of the best in the world. But I also believe that anything a dairy producer can do to promote our product or educate the consumer is time well spent.” Sheehan agrees, saying, “We are all in the industry to produce a good wholesome product to feed the nation and the world. The importance of good nutrition and a balanced daily diet cannot be expressed enough.” These three women carry out promotion in a variety of ways. In addition to serving on state and regional boards, Sukalski speaks to groups and gives interviews to the media. She is also the chair of the Southeast Minnesota Ag Alliance, a group that advocates on behalf of livestock farmers, including dairy. Sukalski strongly believes that as a dairy industry, we need to be on the same page with dairy promotion. She stresses, “We must be careful not to drive wedges in our industry - to not degrade the production practices that you haven’t

Chris Sukalski operates the 360-cow dairy that is part of a family partnership, Reiland Farms, which includes her parents, Alvin and Karilyn Reiland, and her brother Scott Reiland. Chris and her husband Troy have three children and live on the dairy farm near Leroy. The Reiland Farms' dairy herd finished 2009 ranking seventh out of about 4700 Minnesota dairy herds for per cow production.

chosen to use on your farm. There are only about 56,000 dairy farmers in this country - there is no room for division and there is more than enough room for all types of production practices. We want consumers to understand that diversity in agriculture is good, ultimately, for them.  As farmers we should not disparage each other’s management choices - sexed semen, taildocking, BST, etc.  As long as there is more than one farmer there will be more than one way to farm.” Having served with her husband, John, on the Houston County American Dairy Association board for 11 years, Diersen organizes and participates in many different kinds of events in Houston County. Her favorite is the county’s “Breakfast on the Farm.” “I think this is one of the best activities that we do to promote dairy,” Diersen said. Every year we try to focus more on encouraging city dwellers to attend and have educational displays and activities. We have a great sponsorship program in place, so we don’t charge for the pancake and sausage breakfast…We have been getting 1500 - 1700 people in attendance.” In a small county (population 19,245, July 2008), that’s a pretty impressive number. Sheehan’s two daughters both were county dairy princess and finalists for Princess Kay of the Milky Way (see separate article on Princess Kay). In addition to being active with the dairy princess program, Sheehan is involved with local promotion. She

Jeannette Sheehan is part of Sheeknoll Farms near Rochester. She and her husband Robert are in charge of a 52 cow tie stall barn; their other dairy is a 230 cow freestall barn with a double 12 parallel parlor. Sheeknoll Farms started working with registered cows in 1969 when the first one was purchased at a local breeder sale. Jeannette and Robert have three children who are college graduates currently working in the agriculture industry.

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works with Agriculture in the Classroom to educate elementary school students about life on their dairy and the importance of dairy products and nutritional needs. One of her favorite promotion events is Dairy Night at the Honkers (Rochester baseball team) baseball game. “This is promotion to the non rural as well as rural people about the dairy industry. We have a milking contest with real cows between the baseball team managers, hay bale throwing contest, I scream for Ice Cream inning, and booths where local dairy princesses educate the public. It is a fun night for all ages.” Malt stands at various county fairs and other events are sponsored by local dairy boards. Sheehan noted a unique use of Olmsted County’s malt stand. “In January our malt stand is a main attraction at the local Eagles Cancer Telethon (televised round the clock for a weekend) and the proceeds from the malt stand are donated to that event,” Sheehan said. “The money goes locally to the Mayo Clinic for cancer research.” Sukalski encourages all registered breeders to get involved in dairy promotion. “Just having a 30 second pitch always ready in your mind for a teachable moment with a consumer - any consumer - is important,” she emphasizes. Sheehan adds, “Many people are becoming more distant from the life on a farm and it is important to let them experience where their food comes from. We are all in this industry with the same focus…to produce milk to feed the world.” “We also need our young breeders to…get involved in promotion,” Diersen said. “If each of us dairy farmers would make an effort to get involved in dairy promotion, it would have a huge impact on our dairy economy.” Perhaps one opportunity that is not utilized enough by registered breeders is shows at county and state fairs, where the public are the primary attendees. Training both adults and youth to talk to the barn visitors about the dairy industry, dairy products and their awesome cows in language the public can relate to might be a goal to consider. Registered Holstein breeders have a unique value-added niche in the dairy industry.

Any way we can use our skills to promote our product, our cows, and our farming ...and so are the Olson sisters! practices will benefit the entire dairy industry Mention the word “butterheads” and many Minnesotans immediately recognize the most visible dairy promotion program in Minnesota - Princess Kay of the Milky Way.

Princess Kay is the Face of Promotion...

Princess Kay, the goodwill ambassador for the dairy industry in Minnesota, is crowned on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds the evening before the fair officially opens. She is present during the Left to right: Lana Olson; Elizabeth Olson, 56th entire fair promoting dairy products Princess Kay of the Milky Way; and Sarah Olson all around the fair and in the media, Schmidt. (photo courtesy of Dairy Star) and spends the next year promoting become the second Princess Kay from the the dairy industry statewide. family, the first time that has occurred. The Princess Kay selection process begins in Minnesota’s counties as they All three Olson women showed cattle at choose county dairy princesses. The the state fair, so it was a bit of a challenge county princesses from around the to work their Princess Kay duties state participate in a statewide dairy around their show schedule! They have promotion training held each year in been involved in local and state cattle May, sponsored by the Midwest Dairy shows most of their lives. Sarah now Association. During this training, county lives in Hardwick, Minn., serves on the dairy princesses learn about media Minnesota Holstein Association Board interviews, speaking in schools and other of Directors, and works in the Holstein venues, and details about dairy products industry as on-line sales manager for the Holstein World magazine. Lana also and the dairy industry. works in the dairy industry as an associate County princesses may also participate editor at Hoard’s Dairyman magazine. in the Princess Kay competition at Elizabeth is a student at the University of the training event. On the last day of Minnesota, majoring in animal science the training, the twelve Princess Kay and minoring in applied economics. finalists are named. The finalists spend the summer traveling around the state One of the anticipated Minnesota State promoting dairy. A short stint at the Fair events is watching Princess Kay and Minnesota Vikings training camp is often all the finalists have their heads carves in a 90 pound block of butter – one each a part of their summer activities. day of the fair. This means that the Olsons have stored Many daughters of registered 270 pounds of Princess Kay Holstein breeders have been butterheads at their farm! county dairy princesses, That’s a LOT of butter, and finalists for Princess Kay, represents great memories and Princess Kay since the for these young women! program began in 1954, but one registered Holstein In an interview with The family – the Olsons of Raylore Dairy Star newspaper after Farms near Hutchison – set she was crowned Princess a new Princess Kay record Kay, Elizabeth said, “I want last year. Two of Laura and to make a bridge between Loren Olson’s daughters were producers and consumers selected as Princess Kay, and a third was a Princess Kay finalist. and show them what my family likes Sarah Olson Schmidt was Princess Kay to do. I want to show them a real life in 2002. Her younger sister Lana Olson example of what a dairy farm family was a finalist in 2005, and this past fall is like.” That’s a good goal for all of us the Olson’s youngest daughter, Elizabeth, registered Holstein breeders! Minnesota Holstein News and Souvenir Issue


Elinor Opitz - 2010 Intern Elinor Opitz, daughter of Sherry Newell-Opitz and Joe Opitz of Cold Spring, Minn., will be serving as the Minnesota Holstein Association public relations intern for this summer. Elinor owns 18 Registered Ayrshires who are currently housed with the Gregorys in Kimball, Minn., and the Achen family in Sauk Centre, Minn. As a junior at the University of Minnesota â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Twin Cities, Elinor will be graduating in December with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with a Dairy Production emphasis and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. On campus Elinor is active in the Gopher Dairy Club, where she serves as the chair of the website committee. She is also a member of Lambda Delta Phi Sorority where she is currently the treasurer and house manager. Elinor also has a passion for travel and seeing cattle around the world; she lived and studied in Stirling, Scotland for four months in the spring of 2009, spent two weeks in Switzerland in 2008 and has also visited dairy farms in Ireland. A feature-length article about some of her travels can be read at her website, While her biggest dream has always been to own a dairy farm, Elinor has seen a need for agriculturally-minded people in the judicial field. She would like to secure a job as a herdsman somewhere in the Midwest after graduation and then attend law school in two to four years. Her ultimate goal is to use her law degree to defend agricultural 04_10 WWS_2010 Holstein Cov. Book ad:Layout 1 4/23/10 interests while still owning her own dairy farm.

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The Minnesota Holstein Corporate Sponsor Program is a form of membership that allows businesses the opportunity to become a dedicated supporter of local registered Holstein breeders. This program has three levels of sponsorship: Champion, Grand Champion and Supreme Champion. As a corporate sponsor for Minnesota Holstein, not only do the businesses help fund programs of the state association, but their sponsorship is passed on to the local level as well. Ten percent of the sponsorship money is given back to the local clubs. The Minnesota Holstein Association greatly appreciates the support of their 2010 corporate sponsors.



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y... in Histor g back 100-Years LookinCelebrating of the Minnesota Holstein Association 1910s – On May 27, 1910, sponsored by the Minnesota State Dairyman’s Association, a number of Holstein breeders gathered in Northfield to organize a state association. Northfield was already home of the Northfield Holstein Club, oldest organization of its kind in America. John D. Irwin, Minneapolis was elected president. John D. Irwin later served as Vice President of National Holstein.

June 1919 - State Holstein Association Meeting at Schroeder Farms, Moorhead

1920s- National Association held its annual convention in St. Paul. Minnesota has hosted five National Conventions in the Twin Cities: 1920, 1942, 1953, 1967, 1989 and will be hosting the 2010 National Holstein Convention in Bloomington, Minn. Minnesota Holstein Association promoted the first cooperative sale in history, with the profits going back to the consigning states. The profits made at that sale by Minnesota Holstein went into the entertainment of the 1920 National Holstein Convention, a gigantic parade held in downtown St. Paul that reputedly cost $20,000. More state sponsored sales were held and the additional revenue allowed for the association to employ two full-time secretaries and set up an office in downtown Minneapolis. During this 1919-1921 boom the association ended up spending all of their funds leaving the association financially handicapped for many years.

June 1920 - One of the many floats in the National Holstein Convention Parade, downtown St. Paul

1930s – First Black and White Show in Minnesota was held in Ellendale. Membership increased to over 770 members with 18 county organizations. 1940s – W.S. Moscrip, President of Minnesota Holstein from 1912-1915 and 1938-1944 is named president of National Holstein, the first from Minnesota. W.S. Moscrip served as National President from 1942-1947. 1950s – Membership continued to grow steadily to about 1200 members. Dues were increased to $4.00 for grade and associate members and $10.00 annually for purebred breeders with an additional $.25 per head for milking females above ten in number in the herd. The first State Black and White Show was held in 1959 in St. Peter, Minn.

Board of Directors 1946 - front row, left to right: Axel Hansen, Minneapolis: W.S. Moscrip, Lake Elmo; R. W Seath, Owatonna; A.J. Lashbrook, Northfield; Carl E. Steele, Conger; Harold Caulfield, Byron. Back row, left to right: Edgar Urevig, Lewisville; B.J. Huseby, Adams; John A. Hartle, Owatonna; H.G. Miller, Northfield; A.H. Jergens, Biscay; Hugo Albrecht, New Ulm; Earl H. Knodt, Rosemount; J.C. Marlow, Mankato; and A.L. Kiester, Fairmont

1960s – The Minnesota Junior Holstein Association is organized at Madelia, Minn., on March 26, 1960. It had its initial stimulus from the Brown County Junior Holstein Club, the first in the state, which had been so successful under the leadership of Mrs. Oliver Marti. To bring more participation into Holstein activities, the committees were enlarged with many non-board members serving. Before 1960, nearly all committee assignments had been limited to members of the board of directors. 1970s – Membership grows to over 2500 members and with the growing demand for registered cattle, an expansion of state sponsored public sales proved to be a good source of added income. 1980s – May 23, 1980 ground breaking for the Minnesota Holstein Association office building was held. The state office building, located in Waite Park, opened in November 1980. 1990s - Membership stabilizes at just over 2000 members for the adult association and numbers climb to

First State B&W Show: Aged Cow Class at St. Peter 1959 over 600 for the junior association.

The debut of the ‘Youth are Great Showcase’ Sale was held on March 28, 1998 in conjunction with the Minnesota Spring Special Sale in Rochester. 2000s - The first All-Breeds Dairy Convention is held on March 2-3, 2001 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, Rochester, Minn. The Rochester Area Holstein Club hosted the event themed “Fun in the Sun”. 2010s - Still to be determined but guided by a mission... “To enhance the lives and profitability of all dairy producers and enthusiasts by providing opportunities for education, marketing, recognition and First Junior Association Board 1960 - front row, left to socialization.” right: Kay Albrecht, New Ulm; Secretary Joan Pierson, Lake Elmo; Henry Schroder, Rochester; President, Sandy Silfverton, Excelsior; back row, left to right: James Schroder, Rochester; LuVerne Bergs, Arlington; Gary Calverley, Ellendale and John Carroll, Rosemount

Be sure to check out the display in the dairy bar room at the 2010 National Holstein Convention, one hundred years of Minnesota Holstein history will be showcased. Information and photos taken from “A Century of Minnesota Dairying and Registered Holsteins 1876-1976” by Ralph W. Wayne

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Benner Allegro Ragidy Anne-ET Very Good-87-2YR-CAN

• 3rd Senior 2-Year Old, MB Spring Show 2010 • 1st Senior Yearling, MB Spring Show 2009 • All-Manitoba Senior Yearling 2009 Dam: Benner Progress Roxy-ET VG-86-4YR-CAN 1* 9-00 2x 318d 29,641 3.9 1146 3.3 970 GDam: Benner Lieutenant Rebecca EX-2E-CAN 6* 7-00 2x 365d 32,271 3.4 1173 3.4 1193 Life (6 Lacs): 134,282 3.6 4804 3.4 4535 • Next 8 generations VG or EX!

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The Old Never Goes Out of Style! Desthaven RM Princess EX-93

Grand Champ MN State Junior Holstein Show 2007 & 2008 2-03 2x 365d 15,434 4.5 830 3.1 572 4-03 2x 309d 25,582 5.0 1304 2.8 732 5-02 2x 365d 34,119 4.7 1610 2.9 1018 From a 93 point Broker – next dam is an EX Tempo • Unfortunately we lost her this past year • The first of her Advents born March 2010 Princess exemplifies the kind of cattle you will find at Desthaven.

We welcome all convention visitors. If you are looking for modern day geneticsyou will probably be disappointed. If you are looking for high type cattle with rock solid pedigrees that know how to work, this is the place for you!

Lannydone B Grand Mekka EX-93 4E • 2 Red-Marker’s due in July • 6 Commissioner Winter Yearlings

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Desthaven Skyfame Jenna EX-93 We’d like to congratulate the Stanley Haedge family on Jenna’s successful show season this year. Grand at Fort Worth, San Antonio and Southern National.

Desthaven Bred Cows RedMarker Mesa EX-94 2E 4-11 2x 365d 42,212 4.3 1831 2.8 1219

Charles Pam EX-91 2E 4-08 2x 365d 43,325 3.9 1669 2.8 1197

Renegade Belle EX-92 3E 7-01 2x 360d 47,354 3.6 1722 2.7 1245





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“Together Again in 2010”

Minnesota All-Breeds Convention

The Kandiyohi Holstein Association hosted an All-Breeds Convention that lived up to its theme by drawing Holstein breeders from all corners of the state to Willmar, Minn., for a weekend of business and fun. Some folks went home with new responsibilities, some with new awards and many with lighter wallets after donating to various organizations through the live and silent auctions.

Minnesota’s Purebred Dairy Cattle Association had a few pieces of business to attend to, including their annual meeting Friday morning and awards luncheon the same afternoon. They honored Brown Swiss breeders Les and Jo Olson of Spring Valley with the PDCA Distinguished Breeder award along with two Holstein breeders: Pat and Karen Brodeen of River Bend Farm in Cook, Minn., have been breeding quality cattle and producing quality milk since 1980 and Macland Holsteins, which includes Bill, Jim, Scott and Tina Mc Farland, have bred 13 All-Americans in the past decades and 53 Excellent cows among other accomplishments. For those more inclined to getting out and about, the convention provided an alternative program for the day. Participants spent a few hours perusing the historical shops of New London and had the treat of visiting a local winery. Dairy farmers dressed their best for the banquet Friday night. The banquet’s Master of Ceremonies was Stephanie Stout of the Red & White Dairy Cattle Breeders’ Association and featured such local celebrities as Senator Amy Klobachar and farm-raised Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner. After hearing Gardner’s inspirational tale attendees had their bidding hands ready for the live auction. Items varied from Pam Klatt’s hand-painted wood carvings to pages in the 2010 National Holstein Convention souvenir booklet. Proceeds went to support the upcoming State and National Holstein Conventions. Holstein breeders also had much business to conduct over the weekend, beginning with the March board of directors meeting for the Minnesota Holstein Association on Thursday afternoon. Many committees met during the day on Friday and a preview

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was given of the 2010 National Holstein Convention to be held in June. Saturday brought the Minnesota Holstein Annual Meeting and Holstein USA held its Region 6 member meeting. Some highlights from the Minnesota Holstein Association: Andy and Jodene Stuewe of Flower-Brook Holsteins in Hamburg, Minn., were presented with the Young Distinguished Holstein Breeder Award. Flower-Brook is a 70-cow herd with a rolling herd average of over 26,000 pounds of milk and is best known as the home of Stuewes FB Giddy –ET, the 2008 Holstein USA Star of the Breed. Longtime Meritorious Service Awards were granted to Russ Wirt of Lewiston and Mary Swart of New London. Russ is a past president of the Minnesota Holstein Association and continues to be highly involved; Mary Swart was the chair of the 2010 AllBreeds Convention and is very active in both Kandiyohi and Minnesota Holstein. Laura Olson was selected as Minnesota Holstein’s Person of the Year for her enthusiastic assistance with Junior activities and staunch promotion of registered Holsteins. The 2010 Minnesota Holstein Distinguished Junior Member was announced as Megan Herberg of St. Peter, Minn. Megan has proven herself in the show ring as well as being known around the state for her involvement in the Junior Association. Retiring President Spencer Hackett and director Marvin Pearson were given an honorary plaque and watch for their service and President Hackett presented Heidi Scapanski for her outstanding work both in the Minnesota Holstein Association office and with the Junior Association. Also retiring was Junior Association President Molly Neil, who passed her laurels to Megan Udermann. The MHA elected two new members to the board, John VanderWal of Newalta Dairy, LLC, of Pipestone and Chad Buehring of Rush City, and elected new officers. The executive board now consists of: President Mike Sheehan, Vice President Lane Johnson and directors Gale Hoese, Jim Paulson and Pam Hendel.

Keynote speaker Rulon Gardner, Olympic gold medalist; Senator Amy Klobachar and John VanderWal, MHA director

Jan and Jerry Albrecht longtime supporters of the DJM and YDJM award programs present Megan Herberg, St Peter with the 2010 Minnesota Distinguished Junior Member award.

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Ziggy-View Golwyn Winny-ET Very Good-87 88-MS | GTPI+1930 3-08 2x 189d 19,180 3.3 641 3.1 586 inc. Currently being flushed to Super and Robust for contracts with Select Sires




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Ziggy-View Durham Clover Excellent-94 95-MS 3E | CTPI +1635 7-02 2x 365d 37,451 3.7 1386 2.9 1087 Lifetime: 153,576 3.9 5996 3.2 4957 Nominated Junior All-American Aged Cow 2007

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OLD BLOOD! Ivanhoe x Ravens Backed by 6 Generations of Excellent Cows

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After 40+ years of breeding cattle, it looks like crossing the best of old to the best of the new, works! Four years ago I used an Ivanhoe son x Linjet and he left some nice young cows, the best at Da-Don. So I asked John to make another. Thanks John, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m betting the farm he will leave even better ones - never seen an Ivanhoe with this much rib and rump at his age, if interested contact me.


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Excellent - 92 @ 4-07 2-02 2x 353d 30,849 3.5 1080 3.4 1036

Res. Grand Champ, Expo Printemps Holstein Quebec 2009 Nominated All-American Jr 3-Year-Old 2008 Reserve All-Canadian Jr 3-Year-Old 2008 Intermediate Champion World Dairy Expo 2008 Int Champ and HM Grand Champ, Royal Winter Fair 2007 Grand Champ and 1st Jr 2-Year-Old, Maxville & Québec 2007 Beauty is currently being flushed. Embryos available: 9- #1 Goldwyn, 2- #1 Sexed Dundee We will be breeding her back in June.

Hoese Goldwyn


An awesome September Calf ... Ready for the 2010 shows! Goldwyn x Lyster Beauty (above)

Make your way to Minnesota in June! Stop by the farm when you’re in the area June 26-29 for the 2010 National Holstein Convention. We’re just 45 minutes from the convention!

Hoese Holsteins

David and Cindy Hoese Family 12058 County Rd. 2, Glencoe, MN 55336 Ph. 320.864.3848 David Cell: 320.779.0034 | Jeremy Cell: 320.420.0643 | Minnesota Holstein News and Souvenir Issue



A Pair of Super Shottles! Sheena Lynn

Ernlo VG-87 VG-88-MS@2-11

Sue Lynn


Ernlo -ET VG-86 VG-87-MS@2-02

CTPI +1760 +2.70T +2.22UDC +2.86FLC 4/10

CTPI +2025 +668M +58F +35P +2.38T 4/10 2-04 2x 365 28,336 4.9 1402 3.4 975

Sheena Lynn is now 63” tall and still being flushed for A.I. and embryo contracts. Her Goldwyn son, Ernlo Gold Lynn Dickey, is at Select Sires with a GTPI+2142 and +4.09T and is the #9 GTPI Type sire. Daughters by Sanchez (7/09) and 2–Million (10/09) Sons available by Sanchez (3/10) Pregnancies by Man-O-Man (due 7/10) and 2–Supers (8/10)

Sue Lynn is 65” tall and is currently due in August with an ultrasounded Sanchez heifer. Daughters by 2–Baxter (9/08) both over +1900G and bred to Super and 2–Socrates +2000G and +2017G (10/08). Planet daughter at Regancrest is over +2100G.

All #1 embryos (65-70) by the two sisters have been sold worldwide. Sheena Lynn and Sue Lynn are co-owned by Holbric Holsteins, Harvard, IL and Mark Lomen, Lewiston, MN. The Maternal Line: Shottle x Ernlo Daisy-Lynn-ET EX-90 DOM (*TV Durham) x 2E-94 Jolt Daisy x EX BStar Dime x VG-88 Enhancer x VG-87 Bell x EX Mars followed by 4 more VG dams!

Holbric Holsteins

1213 Route 23 • Harvard, IL 60033 • (815) 943-5512 Ph. • (815) 943-3551 Fax (815) 482-3821 Mark Cell • (815) 482-7426 Brian Cell •


m r o v r a i F t a e r s F u o e n h t o f o


Drumlee Celia Kite VG-87

Win-Top Durham Libby EX-91

Dunderave Milan Lumina EX-93

Stuewes Lazer Fabulous VG-88

Fresh March 2010

Owned with Win-Top Holsteins Due June 2010

Recently Exported to Mexico Owned with Myron Gavaga of Canada

Due June 2010

Need we say more?

!!! d r y e o v n E e n e i e s i r a F r Whe ELGINVUE FARMS

41775 State Hwy 19 Arlington, Minnesota, 56307 (email)

Now Featuring a new avenue for cattlemen. We purchase and sell cattle daily

ELGINVUE CATTLE MARKETING LLC 41775 State Hwy 19 Arlington, Minnesota, 56307 Kenn Mueller and Todd Searles

Kenny Mueller 612-987-7459 / Cody Haefs (Herdsman) 507-380-4404 / Todd Searles 507-208-1333 / 507-964-2040 fax


at Schillview

Beth Herges

Ms Linerway Goldwn Salsa-ET Very Good-86 @ 2Y | CTPI+1987 2-01 2x 359d 29,760 4.1 1219 3.1 923

THANK YOU to all the buyers of animals from our recent Milking Herd dispersal. We appreciate your sincere interest in Schillview genetics and look forward to hearing updates. We love this industry and are extremely grateful for all the support from our Holstein friends!

Linerway L Boy Swan-Red-ET PTPI+1902

Lawn Boy x Goldwyn Salsa (left) x VG Champion x the great Glen Drummond Splendor • Daughters by Sterling and Lion King • Pregnancies due in June 3-Lion King, 1-Sterling • Polled Sterling son contracted to Semex • Polled Lion King - 1st choice to Top Q in Germany 2nd choice to France Swan is due July 24, 2010 to Garrett She’s Red & White, Polled, has a Great Sire Stack, comes from one of the Greatest Cow Families in the Breed, there are No Full Sisters, and She’s as Pretty as her Picture! We’re excited at Schillview to be working with Swan in Chapter 2.

Mike and Karen Schiller

(320) 573-2820

Mike’s Cell (320) 290-7769 Fax – 3820 44324 220th Avenue, Freeport, MN 56331 Minnesota Holstein News and Souvenir Issue


Orbit Farms

Celebrating our 50th Year of Breeding Registered Holsteins Truly a milestone during our Silver Anniversary Year

4 generations, each exhibiting a spring heifer calf at the 1985 MN State Holstein Show in Sauk Centre. (left to right): Jeremy Garrison, age 3, Kathy Kvamme Garrison, Conrad Kvamme, and Hilda Kvamme, age 89.

In January of 1960 Orbit Farms was established, prefix SATELLITE HOLSTEINS...first motto: HOLSTEINS FOR THE SPACE AGE...then “Where production & type hold hands”. As we celebrate our 50th year of breeding and developing registered Holsteins we truly recognize that life in the dairy industry offers many challenges and ultimately a great sense of satisfaction in accomplishments. What are the sustaining values that keep us enthusiastic, positive and productive as we work with the dairy cow, the foster mother of the human race? We were taught by my dad that what really counted greatly for success was relationships with our family, our friends, our associates and our Creator. If these are all in good order then the roller coaster events of life can be one sweet ride.

Offering an Inspiring Jasper for an Exciting Investment. . . Raylore-Orbit Jasper Ivy-ET

Bred in partnership with Luke and Loren Olson of Raylore Farm, IVY is an extremely well-balanced spring yearling. We believe she is destined to be a great cow. Check her out in the fine lineup of National Convention consignments. Dam



2-02 2x 365d 25,373 3.9 1005 2.9 759 3-09 2x 231d 17,720 3.5 614 2.8 495 inc. Owned with Luke & Elizabeth Olson and housed at Raylore Farms

Granddam: VILLAROSA BC IDA 3E-96

6-02 2x 365d 31,680 3.4 1307 3.1 1184 HM Jr. All-American Aged Cow 2004 Res. Grand Champion, CA State Show 2004 All-California Aged Cow 2003 308 E Brooks Street • Arlington, MN 55307

Holsteins in MN and SD locations

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We do Holstein merchandising plus consultant and nutrition service.

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2010 National Holstein Convention Souvenir Book  

2010 National Holstein Convention Souvenir Book

2010 National Holstein Convention Souvenir Book  

2010 National Holstein Convention Souvenir Book