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Mid-States Holstein News

MARCH 2011

Mid-States Holstein News

March 2011


Inside: Southern Spring National Information Oklahoma State Sale Top of Texas Dairy Show


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Sue Ann Steele, Editor Rte. 4, Box 676 Butler, MO 64730 660.679.3495 Fax: 660.679.3495 Email: Kate Geppert, Managing Editor 5803 Redwing Drive Columbia, MO 65202 573.814.3148 or 573.808.5607 Fax: 573.814.3148 Email: ARKANSAS: President: Neil Hall, Clinton; VicePresident: Brian Hall, Bee Branch; Secretary/ Treasurer: Shelly Quattlebaum, P.O. Box 337, Grady, Ar; BOARD MEMBERS: Doug Herbaugh, Dr. Wayne Kellogg, Jodie Pennington, James Smith, Mike Quattlebaum, Randy Spears, Brian Weisenfels KANSAS: President: David Rottinghaus; VicePresident: Robbie Leach; Past President: Roy Buessing; Secretary: Kerri Ebert, 4210 Wam-Teau Drive, Wamego, DIRECTORS: Vernon Dewerff, Eugene George, Dale Klassen, Carol Keen, Rob Leach, Dwight Rokey, Joe Schmitz, David Siemens, Doug Unruh, Kevin Winter MISSOURI: President: Fritz Hegeman, Cosby ; Vice-President: Alfred Brandt, Linn; Secretary/ Treasurer: Jodi Wright, Clever; Director-at-large: Eric Ling, Springfield, DIRECTORS: Eric Adkins, Dallas Cornelius, Matt Day, Stacey Dohle, Kirby Hanson, Joe McClellan, Jay Moreland, Justin Nelson, Crystal Radamacher, John Schoen, Marvin Schoen, Ed Steele NEW MEXICO: President: Andy Vaz, Roswell; Vice-President; Buster Goff; Secretary/Treasurer: Wendy Zens, 190 Dairy Rd, Willard OKLAHOMA: President: Todd Mason, Kingfisher;, 1st Vice President: Tom Meyer, Okarche Secretary/ Treasurer: Angie Meyer, Rte. 4, Box 82, Okarche; DIRECTORS: Fred Chitwood, Norman Bayless, Steve Pope, David Jones, Brad Chapman TEXAS: President, Gerard Hoekman, Windthorst; Vice-President, Michael Schreiber, Windthorst; Sec/Treas: Elwyn Liggett, 519 Liggett Rd, ­B ellevue; DIRECTORS: John Koster, Joseph Osinga, Stanley Haedge, Gerrit Kerssies, Bradly Veitenheimer, Chad Steinberger, DeeDee Stoker The MID-STATES HOLSTEIN NEWS (ISSN 08842809) is published 4 times yearly - March, June, September, and December - by the Holstein Associations of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Periodical postage paid at Butler, MO 64730 and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rate, $5.00, included in each state membership fee. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MID-STATES HOLSTEIN NEWS, Kate Geppert, 5803 Redwing Dr, Columbia, MO 65202. PERIODICAL POSTAL CODE:355240 PAGE 2 - MSHN, March 2011

On the cover There is definitely a boss in our region and she’s Robthom Carolina Boss. This black silky cow with the beautiful udder easily catches your eye when she walks in the ring, and the judges have also taken note. After surviving an accident on the way to Texas, Carolina took Grand Champion honors at the Fort Worth Stock Show. Later that month, she was named the 2010 Missouri Cow of the Year. In 2009, she was Res. All-Missouri 4-Yr Old. In 2010, she began the year being named the Grand Champion at the Missouri Spring Show. In Oklahoma that April, she was named the Best Bred & Owned and 1st place Aged Cow at the Southern Spring National. During the summer she continued her winning ways being named Grand Champion of the Southwest District Show and then in August Grand Champion of the Missouri State Fair. These honors easily earned her the 2010 All-Missouri Aged Cow award. In addition, Carolina is classified EX-94 2E. Carolina is owned and shown by Janice Ling of Robthom Farm, Springfield, Missouri. All eyes will be on Oklahoma this April to see if she can continue her reign as Boss.

Regional Representatives: Jenny Elliott Callie Unruh 1404 Westwood Court 201 N State Street, Apt. 2 Stephenville, TX 76401 Jerseyville, IL 62052 254-485-8629 316-772-1884 Charlie Schiller 2060 E Harvest Ct, Apt 21 Salt Lake City, UT 84121 320-493-4082

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RF OUTSIDE BREEZE 2E-94 5-03 365 2x 37,705 4.3 1627 3.3 1240 4-02 334 2x 31,920 4.7 1488 3.5 1113 Nominated All-Western Canada 5-Year Old 2008 BREEZE is a granddaughter of Tony Beauty! BREEZE’s Famous Daughter

Is She the Next Barbara? Breeze’s October 2010 Goldwyn Dtr Sells in the Oklahoma State Sale RAINYRIDGE TALENT BARBARA EX-94 All-American & All-Canadian 4-Yr Old 2010

Braxton Embryos Sell in Kansas & Oklahoma CASTLEHOLM ALLEN RAINA EX-91 2-00 365 3x 34,650 3.9 1321 3.6 1153 An Allen from Astrahoe Stormatic Radiant EX-91 RAINA completes 15 generations of EXCELLENCE from the Royal Rosa family! 5 Braxton embryos sell each in the Kansas State Sale & Oklahoma State Sale

BAA: 105.8 49 EX, 175 VG, 260 G+ RHA: 648 cows 25,276M 870F 774P

Mason Dairy Farm Todd, Gia, Lexi & Cassie Mason Kingfisher, Oklahoma

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It’s March and the sun is shining. Hallelujah! When we had snow on Christmas Eve and everything was pretty and white, I enjoyed it. By the time in late February that we again received snow & sleet and it looked exactly like that Christmas Eve morning, I was more than tired of white. It’s been a rough winter everywhere, but as the flowers that are trying to peek out of the ground remind us – Spring is coming and I think we all are ready. When the calendar turns to March, the spring show season also kicks into full gear. Kansas and Texas will hold their state shows and Missouri will hold its spring show. April means one of the favorite events in our region - the Southern Spring National. I hope many of you will be able to travel to Stillwater and attend the events. It’s Southern Hospitality at its finest. Also this spring we will see two of the most well-known herds in Kansas disperse. Rock Home Holsteins will have a final sale on April 1 and the George’s will sell their fine herd on May 2. These sales will give all dairymen the chance to add some top animals to their herd. We wish both the Winter and George families the best and hope to continue to see them at Holstein events. Thank you to everyone who attended the Region 7 Meeting in Springfield, Missouri. We had a great turn out and an excellent meeting. Thanks to Callie Unruh and Holstein CEO John Meyer for helping with the meeting. In addition to hearing an update on Holstein events, these events are great times to visit and catch up with fellow dairymen. We had breeders from Arkansas, Kansas, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma in attendance. Over the past few months one of the most discussed topics in Holstein circles has been the TPI formula. In December 2010, the Holstein board approved the recommendation of the Genetic Advancement Committee to change the TPI formula by adding more health traits, especially Production Life, at the expense of type traits, in particular final PTAT. Over the past year there has been much discussion over that change. At the National Holstein Convention in Minnesota, the delegates approved a resolution asking the board to reconsider the formula. Over the next months, both the board and the GAC committee spent considerable time discussing the makeup of the formula. Finally, in February, the board approved a change to the formula which adds more weight to the Udder Composite, more weight to Protein, and more weight to Daughter Pregnancy Rate. This change comes at the expense of Productive Life. The new formula will take effect in April with the next genetic run. The board and the GAC devoted a many hours and thoughts to this decision and we appreciate all the comments dairymen shared throughout this process. Your Holstein Association had a good 2010. We will hear the final official numbers at the board meeting in a few weeks. It’s a credit to the staff for running an efficient office and the belief that Registered Holstein breeders have in the value of Registered cattle that has allowed the Association to continue and grow.

Hello, I’m Charlie Schiller and I am the new Regional Representative for Holstein members covering Utah, Eastern Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. I am excited to be working in this territory and getting to know the members and their goals as Holstein genetics has always been a major interest of mine. I began working for Holstein USA in June of this past year and I am looking forward to working my first full year on board. I know I have met quite a few of you already, but if not, I hope to get a chance to meet you in the near future perhaps at some of the upcoming events this spring. One topic that I would like to briefly discuss with you is the opportunities that now exist with the Startup Program. As you may know, the Startup Program has registered a large number of cattle over the years less than 100% RHA. Last year in fact, over 40% of all registered cattle were of less than 100% RHA. It is becoming harder to find a sale catalog, sire list, or high genomic list in the industry that does not have less than 100% RHA cattle listed in them. This is opening up more marketing opportunities to sell to AI studs, the showring, in sales and exports. Holstein USA now has an incentive program as part of Holstein COMPLETE that allows members a substantial amount of savings when registering large groups of cattle less than 100% RHA. The program provides an incentive of $6 off for every Startup animal over a herd’s COMPLETE cap, which will be taken off their next year’s COMPLETE enrollment. If you have any questions about the Startup Program please feel free to contact me. So far the work of a Holstein Field Representative has been going well, and I look forward to helping you with any questions or concerns that you may encounter. You can reach me by my cell at 320-493-4082 or e-mail me at Sincerely, Charlie Schiller

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10:30 am Saturday, March 26 Clinton County Fairgrounds, Carlyle, Illinois (just 50 miles east of St. Louis) Fish & Chicken dinner Friday night, March 25

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2010 Missouri Cow of the Year Robthom Carolina Boss was named the 2010 Missouri Cow at the Missouri Holstein meetings January 29. Missouri Princess Brittany Groves presents Janice Ling of Springfield with a hand painted platter of Carolina. Holstein Miss Kiera Groves holds the Cow of the Year trophy which lists all the winners and is kept in the Dairy Hall of Honors. PAGE 4 - MSHN, March 2011

MS HACK SS ELLA RAE-RED EX-92 Res. Int. Champion, 2010 Southern Spring National Ella Rae was purchased through the Clinton County Classic sale by Mike Hackmann & Roy Parsons.

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George Pretz George William Pretz, age 80, of Osawatomie, Kansas, died January 4, 2011 at Miami County Medical Center in Paola, Kansas.  Funeral services were held, January 7, 2011 at the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Osawatomie.  Memorials are to the St. Philip Neri Building Fund. Mr. Pretz was born May 16, 1930 in Kansas City, Kansas.  He was the third of four children born to Frank Thomas and Lottie F. (Neumer) Pretz.  He graduated from Turner High School with the Class of 1948. After graduating from high school, he attended Rockhurst College. He was united in marriage to Pauline Frances Peck.  They became the parents of sons. Mr. Pretz developed a partnership with his sons establishing a world renowned registered Holstein dairy herd.  He owned a Holstein cow named Olivia who became the World Supreme Dairy Champion in 1990.  Pretz Farms sold registered Holstein breeding stock worldwide.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Robert who died at the age of 8. He is survived by his wife Pauline of the home; three sons and their wives Frank and Gayle and George and Marjorie all of Osawatomie, and Steven and Jane of Granbury, Texas; two sisters Helen Caldwell and Mary Ann Gabel both of Overland Park, Kansas; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Bob Siemens Robert (Bob) Siemens, 81, Registered Holstein breeder and owner of R & L Holsteins, died on Friday, January 14, 2011 at his residence as the result of a fire that destroyed the family home on the farmstead. He was born on June 12, 1929 in Turpin, Oklahoma to Peter H. and Katie Siemens. On Oct. 22, 1952, he married Lorraine P. Regier. She survives of Halstead. Other survivors include son, David (Lu) Siemens of Halstead; daughters, Cindy Siemens of Halstead and Julie (Rick) Lee of Wichita and four grandchildren, Jenna Bliss, MeKial Bliss, Manon Lee and Kyndal Lee. He was a member and former trustee of the First Mennonite Church in Halstead. He also was a member of the Kansas and National Associations and Kansas D.H.I.A. He was a founding member of the Harvey County Milk Haulers Association and formerly served on the boards of Lakin Township, Halstead USD 440 Schools, Harvey County PAGE 6 - MSHN, March 2011

Fair, Harvey County Extension Council, Harvey County D.H.I.A, AMPI and Halstead Farmers Co-op. He also served as a 4-H club leader and as Dairy Superintendent of the Harvey County Fair for many years. Prior to the development of his herd, R & L Holsteins, Mr. Siemens worked as a Farm Bureau Dairy Tester in Harvey County¸ Kansas and served as manager of the Bethel College Dairy Herd in North Newton, Kansas. Mr. Siemens bred many outstanding Holsteins throughout the years, including an All-American nomination in 1963 for the Get of Sire of Ideal Burke Lopez and R & L Tidy Stacy, Reserve All-American 2 yr. old 1981 and High Honorable All-American 3 yr. old 1982. Stacy was owned in partnership with Pretz Holstein Farms, Osawatomie, Kansas. Juanita Faucett Juanita E. Faucett of Mt. Vernon, Missouri passed away February 12, 2011 at her home. Mrs. Faucett had just celebrated her 77th birthday on February 4. She was the oldest child of Joy and Daisy Bernice Masingale and raised in Reeds Spring, MO. In 1952 she graduated from Branson High School. Juanita and Harry Faucett were married on August 20, 1953 and to this union a son and two daughters were born. Mrs. Faucett retired from the Mt. Vernon High School as head cook. She had served as a cook for 34 years in Mt. Vernon and Seymour, MO. She was a faithful member of Summit Baptist Church, where she served on several committees. She was a member of the WMU, Red Hats, Secret Sisters and was in charge of the church kitchen for many years, making sure no one went home hungry. Mrs. Faucett is survived by a son,

Southwestern Regional Holstein Show

January 17, 2011, Fort Worth, Texas Judge: Lynn Lee Fall Calf Tex-Stein Pontiac Firebird, Gavin Steinberger Summer Calf Wilstar Advent Anna-Red-ET, Henry Zapalac Spring Heifer Hoek-Tex Sanchez 5511, Morgan Cavitt Winter Yearling Po-Lin Max Dir Angie-Red, Morgan Cavitt Fall Yearling Tex-Stein Tex Joselyne, Chad Steinberger Summer Yearling Overside Pronto Radiance, Joseph Osinga Unfresh 2-Yr Old Overside Redl Rachel-Red-ET, Joseph Osinga Junior Champion Overside Redl Rachel-Red-ET Res. Jr. Champ Pol-Lin Max Dir Angie-Red Jr. Best Three Females, Adam Hoff

Michael Gene (Melissa) Faucett; daughters Betty (Roger)Voskamp and Martha Ann Faucett; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Calvin (Lacey) & Reagan Voskamp and Eliddia Benge, Bret (Shauna) & Roper Voskamp and Adam Voskamp all of Mt. Vernon; Todd & Addie Brotherton of Jackson, MO, Lindey Moore and Jacquline Malik of Austin, TX and Logan Moore of Greenwood, MS, She is also survived by 3 sisters, one brother, and a half-sister, special cousin R.D. Hedrick and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Her husband, one sister, nephew and great-nephew preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Feb. 15, 2011 at the Summit Baptist Church with burial following at the Sycamore Cemetery in Miller. Memorial donations may be made to the Summit Baptist Church Building Fund in care of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home. Neoma Jones Neoma May Jones of Tuttle, Oklahoma passed away February 13, 2011 in Chickasha. Mrs. Jones was born June 10, 1920 in Oklahoma City the daughter of James and Irene Baker. Neoma and Theron E. Jones were married December 13, 1940. Mrs. Jones lived in Tuttle since 1948. In 2003, she moved to Stillwater to be closer to her son after the death of her husband. Mrs. Jones was member of the Tuttle Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Sharon Greene, a brother and a sister. Survivors include 2 sons, David Jones and his wife Sue of Yale, OK and Theron E. Jones of Yale; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Services were held at the Tuttle Church of Christ with burial at the Fairview Cemetery in Tuttle.

Sr. 2-Yr Old Tex-Stein Advent Jocelyne, Gage Steinberger Jr. 3-Yr Old Tex-Stein Jackson Khloe, Robert Steinberger Sr. 3-Yr Old Robthom Lilah Lou Intermediate Champion Robthom Lilah Lou 4-Yr Old Tex-Stein Durham Tierney, G.Steinberger 5-Yr Old Sooner Givenchy Lillian, Stanley Haedge Aged Cow Robthom Carolina Boss, Janice Ling Sr. & Grand Champion Robthom Carolina Boss Res. Sr. & Grand Champion Robthom Jiana Outside Produce of Dam: Steinberger Breeder’s Herd: Tex-Stein Dairy Premier Breeder & Exhibitor: Tex-Stein

Choose Your Piece of Holstein Heritage with these Daughters From Holstein Royalty - Dellia - Barbie - Aspen IE


12/2010 Aftershock from the Barbie’s Selling: GROVES-VU A-S BRILLIANT-ET Dam: Groves-Vu Goldwyn Barb-ET EX-90 3-05 365 2x 32,200 2.9 942 3.1 984 Check out this bright lineup: VG-86, VG-89 GMD, EX-92 GMD, EX-90 GMD, 2E-91 GMD, VG-86, VG-85 SELLING IN THE CLINTON COUNTY CLASSIC

GROVES-VU GOLDWYN BARB-ET EX-90 3-05 365 2X 32,200 2.9 942 3.1 984



12/2010 Alexander from the Aspen’s Selling: GROVES-VU ALEXANDER 2411-ET Dam: Dixie-Lee-Jons Morty Aurene EX-91 3-10 365 2x 34,370 3.9 1337 3.0 1016 Check out these awesome dams: VG-86, EX-92, VG-89, EX-92 GMD DOM Aspen, 2E-93 GMD DOM, VG-86 GMD DOM, VG-86 GMD DOM, VG-86 GMD DOM, 3 more EX SELLING IN THE 2011 OKLAHOMA STATE SALE DIXIE-LEE-JONS MORTY AURENE EX-91 3-10 365 2X 34,370 3.9 1337 3.0 1016



9/2010 Goldwyn from the Dellia’s Selling: GROVES-VU GOLDWYN DEVI-ET PTA +811M +2.56T +2.03UDC PTPI +1827 Dam: Groves-Vu Morty Doughnut 2E-90 GMD 4-08 365 2x 30,810 3.4 1057 3.1 948 Check out this maternal line: VG-87 GMD, VG-86 GMD, VG-86 GMD Elton Dream, 2E-95 GMD DOM Dellia SELLING IN THE 2011 OKLAHOMA STATE SALE

GROVES-VU MORTY DOUGHNUT 2E-90 GMD 4-08 365 2X 30,810 3.4 1057 3.1 948

LATE NEWS! 5 Desu Bookum embryos from FlyHigher Mac Mycca-ET VG-87-2y sell in Oklahoma. She’s +1973G from a VG-88 DOM Shottle!

This Spring seize the opportunity for your own Holstein royalty! Brad, 417-880-7012

Todd, 417-224-1427 Billings, Missouri

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Seiler’s Named Kansas Distinguished Dairy Family Bob and Marcella Seiler along with their children Anthony, Maggie and Jill are the 2011 Kansas Distinguished Dairy Family of the Year. The Seiler Dairy Farm is a traditional, small family owned operation, which milks 130 Holstein cows. Bob has never had to struggle with figuring out what he wanted to do for a career. He grew up helping his dad on the Seiler Dairy Farm near Valley Center and always knew he wanted to be a dairy farmer. Marcella also grew up on a family dairy in northeast Kansas near Paola. She was one of 13 children and remembers that help was never a problem with milking because there were plenty of people to take a turn. The Seiler’s goal is to run the dairy as a progressive, efficient and profitable operation. The farm is designed to be progressive and Bob is always eager to implement new technology and is dedicated to improving every possible aspect of farming. Some updates have been voluntary, while others have been forced. In 2005, a fire destroyed the free-stall barn, an outbuilding and threatened the entire farm including the Seiler home. “It sort of turned out ok, because I took the insurance money and made a down payment on a new, improved free-stall barn that offers the best in cow comfort,’ he said. “This is the barn where happy cows live.” The Seilers raise their own replace-

ments and some bulls calves as herd bulls and sell steers for meat, mostly through private locker plant sales. Bull calves are limited by the use of sexed semen for virgin heifers. “If we can get them pregnant, then they have smaller calves and an easier time delivering,” Seiler says. “We try sexed semen for the first two or three attempts and then we move on, if they don’t get pregnant.” The Seilers farm 2,000 acres, The Seiler family - Bob, Marcella, Anthony, Jill about 2/3 of which is under irrigation. They grow corn, soybeans, wheat and Maggie receive their honor at the Kansas and grain sorghum. “We’re what they Dairy Association meeting. call a diversified farm,” Bob says. “That what they industry has done for Kansas, means we never make money. What- and I believe in distillers grains. You get ever we make in one place, we lose in the feed value of the corn back and a new product to sell. Ethanol has been good another.” Seiler has weathered some of the to Kansas.” worst times in the dairy industry. In The Seilers have a long history of acthe past two years, milk prices have tivity in Sedgwick County 4-H with Bob dropped continually. Now, he says, helping lead the county dairy project and milk prices are on the rebound, up to Marcella serving as community leader. $19 a hundredweight, but inputs costs Anthony, is a junior at the University of are skyrocketing. “I have the advantage Dallas majoring in liberal arts with an of growing most of my own forages and interest in politics. Maggie is a senior at grains,” he said. “I don’t buy have to buy Bishop Carroll High School and plans to corn to feed my cows. The people that attend Kansas State University, majorhave to buy corn are really hurting when ing in dairy science and ag communications. Jill is a freshman at Bishop Carroll prices go up.” Seiler said appreciates the feed qual- High School. ity and price of distillers grains, which “People talk about sustainable,” he offer dairy farmers a chance to replace said. “My idea of substainable means expensive soybean meal with less costly you stay in business for generation after corn harvest leftovers. “You aren’t going generation, and that’s what we are.” to hear me bash ethanol,” he says. “I like provided by KSU Extension

Missouri Dairy Hall Recognzies Outstanding Dairymen and Leadership The Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors recognized its recent class of inductees on February 11, 2011 in Columbia. Receiving the Dairy Leadership Award was James Coats of Mountain Grove, MO. Coats is a long-term dairy farmer. He purchased his first calf at age 13. At the time he was discharged from the Army in 1952, he owned six cows and six heifers that became his starting herd on a rented farm. By 1955, he had purchased a farm and begun construction on a milking facility. Coats developed a herd of 90 cows with an annual production of 20,000M and 780F. He raises alfalfa hay and corn silage in addition to replacement heifers and steers which are developed to 900 lbs. His farming practices have been recognized with the Texas County Outstanding Accomplishments in Soil Conservation and the MU Extension Farm Management Award. In addition to serving on the University of Missouri extension council, he has been a board member for MFA for 14 years. He has also served on the Farm Credit Land Bank board and an active member of the Missouri Holstein Association. For the past 23 years, he has chaired the Mountain Grove Rural Fire District and is a District Chairman of DFA. PAGE 8 - MSHN, March 2011

Ron Shaver of Norwood, Missouri was recognized as the Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder. Shaver started Shaverside Farm with a grade dairy in 1961. By 1964 he had decided to disperse those grade animals and purchase registered cattle. He developed a herd that consistently ranked in the upper 25% of DHIA herds tested in the state. The Shavers bred and developed seven AllMissouri and two Reserve All-Missouri animals and they participated in shows throughout the Midwest. In 1974, Ron dispersed the herd and became a Holstein USA classifier. He yearly classified over 20,000 cows. He eventually became a classification manager responsible for 10 states where he worked with classifiers and consultants. By 1983, Ron became a managing partner of Shaver Farm Holstein Genetics, a partnership that acquired elite pedigreed Holstein heifers. The complete dispersal of Shaverside animals occurred in September 1993 and Ron became a feed specialist for MFA, Inc located Wright County. One of his biggest contributions was to promote the growth of corn for silage in southern Missouri. The Meritorious Service Award was presented to Steve Davis. As an area manager for Dairy Farmers of American

(DFA) Southeast Council, Steve has been responsible for service to milk producer members in his area. He works to maximize the efficiencies of producers, provide guidance in production practices and assist them in solving problems, especially related to milk quality. Being awarded the Pioneer Dairy Leader Award were the late David Pozniak and Torsten Arthur (T.A.) Burgeson. Mr. Pozniak became a leader in the marketing of dairy products through his career at Schreiber Foods. He joined the company as a production specialist and served in many areas during his career including director of international operations and finally corporate president and chief executive officer. T.A. Burgeson was well known throughout Holstein circles. An immigrant from Sweden, he became a top breeder and leader in the industry. He served as president of the Missouri Holstein Association and as director for the National Association from 1956-1964. Mr. Burgeson judged internationally at shows in Venezuela, Ecuador, Columbia and Australia as well as shows throughout the US. He served five terms on the Holstein World All-American panel of judges. In addition he bred 40 All-Missouri winners and five of his bulls were awarded Gold Medal designation.

And the Excitement at Ram-Elle is... Show Results


Born: 12-24-10 Sire: Dupasquier Accapulco-ET (Duplex X Dupasquier Gibson Annie-ET EX 93 2E) Dam: Jale-Haven Dundee Havana-ET The next two dams are 4E 90 Charles and 5E 94 Lincoln.


Born: 9-7-09 Sire: Greenlea Rub Rob-Red-ET (full brother to Marlene) Dam: Ms Golden-Dream Audrey-Red Audrey is sired by Advent and her maternal line traces to the broodcow extraordinare, Kingstead Chief Adeen. Annie will be shown by Brandon Andrus.

Addition of the Jersey Girls! RAM-ELLE TURBO VENUS VG 87 VG 88 MS

2010 Reserve All-Missouri Senior 2 yr old Born: 9-1-07 Sire: Ernest-Anthony Turbo-ET (Aspen X Ernest-Anthony SD Tobi EX 96) Dam: Ram-Elle Zenith Vicky After a great year in the showring in 2010, Venus is fresh 3-2-11 with a heifer calf, Vienna, sired by Mr. Dundee Hawk-ET (Dundee X Quality Ridge Stormi Hazel EX 95). Venus will be ready for the Missouri Spring Show and Southern National as a Senior 3.

HOMETOWN STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW 6th place Fall Heifer All-American Jersey Show Born: 9-14-09 Sire: Select-Scott Minister-ET Dam: Hometown Regency Cut Above VG 2 yr Next dam is a VG 2 yr Just Wait backed by 3 EX dams FALLENLEAF COALITION EVER AFTER-ET Fresh December 2010 and bred back to calve December 2011 to Tower Vue Primetime Tequila-ET FALLENLEAF COALITION ENCHANTED-ET Due September 2011 to Rachel’s Last Rendition Eve and Enchant are full sisters from a VG Renaissance.


2010 Reserve All-Missouri Fall Heifer Born: 9-2-09 Sire: Mr. Durchan Destin-ET (Goldwyn X Coldsprings Durchan 109 EX 95) Dam: Golden-Dream Jacoba-ET GP 83@2 yr; next two dams are EX from All-American Ore-Farm Vintage Jasmine family Jacoba had a tremendous year in the showring placing 1st Fall Heifer SW MO District Show, 1st Fall Heifer and Junior Champion at South Central MO District Show, 1st Fall Heifer MO State Fair, and 1st & Best Bred and Owned at the Mid-East Fall National Show. This exciting heifer will continue her journey on the shavings as a Fall Yearling in 2011. Her maternal sister by Braxton continues to develop nicely.

RONDE INCOGNITO HERMONIE Born: 9-14-10 Sire: Ronde Crown Royal Incognito Dam: Ronde Casper Hoppy EX 93 Fancy fall heifer for the shows. SELECT JADE BARBIE GOLD-ET Owned with Fallenleaf Born: 6-4-09 Sire: Giprats Belle Jade Dam: Select JW Babygold-ET VG 86, Next 4 dams EX Babygold was All-Canadian Winter Calf, nom. All-Canadian Winter Yearling, and Res. All-Canadian Senior 2 yr . Barbie is bred to calve December 2011 to Ratliff Justice MVP-ET.

Ram-Elle Holsteins & Jerseys Michelle Ramaeker and Loren Eilenstine 840 Highway AD, Mtn Grove, MO 65711 Phone: 417-926-2679 Email: MSHN, March 2011 - PAGE 9

2011 Oklahoma State Sale 12:00 Noon - Friday April 8 - Stillwater, OK Featuring 70 Head of the region’s best! Excitement from the Tony Beauty Family

RF OUTSIDE BREEZE-ET EX-94 5-03 365 2X 37,705 4.3 1627 3.3 1240 Her 10/10 Goldwyn daughter sells.. Breeze is the dam of 2010 All. American Talent Barbara Imagine the possibilities! T. Mason, 405-408-8941

Redliner & Destry Opportunities from Apple’s Sisters

KHW REGIMENT APPLE-RED-ET EX-94 4-01 365 2X 35,754 4.8 1682 3.5 1247 Fancy Redliner Sr. 2 fresh in January sells from Apple’s VG86 Goldwyn sister. - High Altitude Syndicate. 608-762-5881 9/10 Destry sisters - one’s Red & one’s B&W from Apple’s VG-86 Dundee sister - Rauen & Simon. 563-744-3134

sALE sponsored by the Oklahoma Holstein Association Todd Mason, president, 405-408-8941 Angie Meyer, Secretary, 405-298-0082 Assisted by: Dykshorn Sales Service Pre-Sale Meal 11:00 am Friday catalog available on PAGE 10 - MSHN, March 2011

Future Excellent Talent

ERNEST-ANTHONY SD TOBI-ET 3E-96 DOM 6-00 365 2X 44,090 5.0 2191 3.2 1423 Her VG-88 Talent dtr pregnant to Sanchez sells straight from this All-American family. Next dam 2E-95 GMD DOM. B. Spears, 479-267-3913

Bred to be Ready for the Tanbark

TRI-DAY ASHLYN-ET 2E-96 GMD DOM 4-09 365 2X 43,090 4.8 2079 3.3 1422 All-American Sr. 3-Yr Old & 4-Year Old Supreme Champion, World Dairy Expo 2001 10/09 Jasper from the one and only Ashlyn. She could be the Fall Yearling to beat in 2011. - Kingsmill, 919-596-8010

Sales staff - For information contact: Alan Dykshorn, 712-441-0686 Bob Griggs, 405-880-2213 Gary Estes, 417-830-0051 Scott Culbertson, 614-264-5980 John Erbsen, 815-275-4990 Kenneth Hall, 501-940-9711 Dallas Burton, 785-806-9774 Nate Goldenberg, 254-717-7910

Shottle Sister From OK Sale Topper

Gold Chip Genomic Giant

10 Generations VG or EX

MS BAYLESS OUTSIDE ALLIE-ET 2E-91 5-05 305 3X 30,630 4.6 1401 2.8 868 Her Shottle dtr sells due in March to Alexander. - D. Jones, 405-880-5194

POP-A-TOP STORMATIC JOY-ET EX-90 3-08 305 2X 29,580 3.3 965 3.1 912 Her Minister dtr sells fresh in Feb. From Jeeves family - D. Burton, 785-379-9774

Potential 8 Generations Excellent

GLEN-D-HAVEN OMAN BIFFY-ET VG-85 DOM 2-07 365 2x 34,320 3.4 1165 3.6 1233 1st Choice Gold Chip due in August from her +1925G dtr. - Hendel, 507-724-5689 A Sr. 2 For This Summer

HOEK-TEX MARKER 4869-ET EX-90 2-05 358 3X 26,780 3.5 944 2.9 781 Her Advent due in June to Sanchez with an ultrasound female sells. - Culbertson & Hoekman, 614-264-5890

ARETHUSA TITANS DELIGHT-ET EX-90 2-03 365 2X 25,790 3.8 988 3.4 889 Her Pagewire is due in June to Hi Metro. 2nd D: 2E-91 with state records of 43,200 - Wright, 417-743-2921

BUDJON DURHAM WEDDING EX-92 4-00 34,919 3.8 1326 3.0 1048 Sr. & Grand Champ, NY Spring Show ‘10 Jr. 2 Shottle from her VG-87 full sister sells fresh - Koster, 254-879-2650

Fresh Cows

EX-90 Lucifer with 33,680M sells fresh - Stransky Affirmed fresh in March from VG Dundee - Longhorn Blitz fresh milking 97 lbs from VG Sept Storm - Wright G+Pontiac sells fresh in January - Best Sunrise Fancy Forbidden ready to show - El Reno Correctional Inst. OK show winning Advent sells fresh - Meyer Pontiac sells fresh. ME over 28350M - Hoekman Damion sells fresh from VG-86 Goldwyn - Borman Rampage sells fresh from Tony Beauty family - Bayless Showtime sells fresh from VG Stormatic - Bierschenk Atlas sells fresh from 4E-93 Astre - Dykshorn Jasper sells fresh from Princess Di family - K. Hall Laurin sells fresh. 2nd Dam: 2E-91 - Tencleve VG-88 Integrity from EX-93 & 3E-95 - Kaufman & Dykshorn

Bred Heifers

Mr Burns bred to Braxton 2nd Dam 2E-91 - Lenkaitis Jasper bred to Durham. Dam EX-94 - Bayless Dundee due in July to Alexander from Gay Family - Zoellner Grand bred to Mr Minister with 3 VG/EX dams - Kainer Socrates bred to Cade from EX Titanic - Burton & Holton Red Director bred to Son Red from EX Storm - Goldfawn

Fancy Show heifers

12/09 Show winning Laurin - Culbertson & McFarland 12/09 Aspen from VG Durham - Bierschenk 1/10 Reality-Red from the Converse Judy family - Schmitt 3/10 Debonair-Red show winning heifer - Philips

Type + Index, She’s Got it All!

3/10 Durham from 2E State Leader Hi Metro - Deboer 3/10 Lightning from EX-90 Inspiration - W. Hall 3/10 Destry from Scientific Rae family - Esau 3/10 Show Winning Dundee from VG Goldwyn - Kohls 3/10 Jasper from Jr. All-American Durham - Zoelzer 6/10 Debonair from Miami-Red’s family - Goldfawn 6/10 Absolute Red from Rejoice family - Leach & Maxey 9/10 Sanchez from Dellia family - Kingsmill 9/10 Braxton from 2E-93 Durham - Drendel 9/10 Sanchez from VG-88 Dundee & EX Gibson - Gueldner 9/10 Goldwyn from 2E-90 GMD Morty - Groves 10/10 Advent from show winning family - Esau 12/10 Goldwyn from EX-93 Hi Metro, then Dalhia - Erbsen 12/10 Dundee from 2E-91 Integrity & Roxy family - Meyer 12/10 Jasper from EX Goldwyn - Robinson & Ernzen 12/10 Blitz. Mat. Sister NE show winner - Marotz 12/10 Damion from 2E-93 Lyster & EX-91 Skychief - Erbsen 12/10 Alexander from the Aspen family - Groves 12/10 Final Cut from EX-90 Durham - Engel 3/11 Sanchez choice from EX-93 Merchant - Mason


Braxton embryos from 15 generations EX - Mason Debonair Red embryos from 2E-91 Advent - Goldfawn Sanchez embryos from VG-88 Goldwyn - Borman Palmero embryos from Pronto. 2nd Dam 2E-94 - Hart Sanchez & Durham embryos from VG Dane - Jons Goldwyn/Colt P embryos from EX Advent - Gueldener Bookum embryos from +1973G VG-87-2y Mac - Groves MSHN, March 2011 - PAGE 11

Looking to Go To School? Check These Out

This Roundtable focus on higher education. Thanks to James Penn, C of O, Mike Brouk & Jon Pretz, KSU, Matt Waldron, MU & David Jones, OSU for sharing information on their programs. COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS Students at College of the Ozarks (originally called The School of the Ozarks), located at Point Lookout, Missouri, have been milking cows since the institution’s beginning. During 1907, the first farm superintendent, B.F. Hall, was hired and the School purchased its first cow. Agriculture, especially dairy farming, exemplifies the traditional family values, that College of the Ozarks promotes. Since the institution’s inception students have had the opportunity to work for their education, and the dairy farm has served as a valued workstation from the beginning. For 104 years, students have operated an on-campus dairy to provide fresh milk for the dining hall. However, the intrinsic educational value of the operation spurred the development of curriculum and community learning opportunities. It was not until the 1940s that the college milked registered cattle. The first registered cattle were Jersey and eventu-

ally referred to as the “Her Jersey Herd.” They were donated by Mr. Lewis W. Her, S of O Board of Trustees member. In 1963, Nettie Marie Jones donated the W. Alton Jones dairy herd. This donation included outstanding registered Holsteins, tractors, farm equipment, and funds to build a new dairy facility. By 1966 the college’s dairy herd had grown to include 120 Holsteins and 20 Jerseys. The Jerseys were eventually sold leaving a herd entirely composed of Holsteins. C of O students are provided with the opportunity to graduate college debt-free through the College’s workstudy program. Rather than paying for tuition, they offset the cost by working campus jobs. Through this unique program they not only learn class room knowledge, but also gain work experience. Students majoring in Agriculture may select an emphasis in agribusiness, animal science, horticulture, agronomy, agriculture education, conservation and wildlife management, and pre-veterinary medicine. Even though the College does not offer an emphasis in dairy, students may take several courses with dairy curriculum, including dairy cattle selection, dairy judging, and dairy production. Currently, C of O student’s milk between 50-60 head of 100 percent

registered Holstein cows. Students also milk a small herd of Guernsey cows. The December 2010 classification of the herd resulted in a B.A.A of 103.6 percent. The dairy is managed by full- time Dairy Farm Manager James Penn and Assistant Dairy Farm Manager Tammy Holder. During the school year, 28-32 students work at the dairy. Four of these students take on leadership roles as herdsmen. Students play a vital role in the dairy’s success. They are responsible for milking, conducting health checks, treating cows/calves, vaccinating, feeding, processing milk, handling milk sales and various other daily chores. The dairy has student-led monthly meetings, which help to keep everyone goal oriented. C of O dairy facilities include a modern 60-cow free-stall barn and a rotational grazing system. During September through May cows are milked three times a day. During summer months, dairy staff manages cows through the rotational grazing system. These two distinct styles of management broadens students work experience and education. KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY KSU College of Agriculture offers undergraduate and graduate students an ar-

Seeing Red at the 2011 OK State Sale April 8 2011 Ft Worth Stock Show Winner

WILSTAR ADVENT ANNA-RED-ET 1st Summer Yearling, Ft Worth 2011 6/10 Advent from 8 generations of EX dams sells - H. Zapalac, 979-743-4849

Red Sr. 2 for 2011

LAZY-A JRDAN SANDIE2-RED-ET 2E-91 5-08 301 2x 22,560 4.2 946 3.2 722 Her 9/08 Tribute dtr sells due in June to Goldmine. - K. Jones, 254-965-2109 PAGE 12 - MSHN, March 2011

Jr Champion 2010 OK State Show

2010 Ft Worth Spring Calf Winner

HARDEE-ROCK ADV ROZ-RED-ET This proven show winner sells fresh in March. 2nd Dam: 3E-94 with 37,000M - Meyer, 405-263-4920

CHERRIE-KREEK BEULAH-RED EX-92 4-02 365 2X 38,870 3.5 1363 3.2 1241 Her 3/10 Debonair granddaughter sells - Philips, 254-485-9999

Red & Ready to Show

Redliner from the Renita Family

FARMDALE INTEGRITY DIXIE 3E-94 Her granddtr sells! She’s a Red DebonairFall Yearling that will be ready to compete with anyone - Buessing, 785-736-2766

JERLAND KITE NISSA-RED EX-91 3-10 365 2x 32,950 4.0 1319 3.0 1001 A fancy Redliner from a show winning family sells. - Stransky, 715-537-5413

ray of opportunities. Courses relevance to dairy production and management includes our fundamental genetics, nutrition, product, and physiology courses. At the senior level, students interested in dairy have the option of taking a dairy management or processing courses. In addition, numerous electives of interest to dairy students (such as bovine AI, calving management, ruminant nutrition, dairy cattle nutrition, etc.) are available. Dairy research facilities are located in close proximity to campus which facilitates student exposure. There are a number of informal activities that enable dairy students to interact with others of similar interest. Animal Science majors can place an emphasis in dairy by choosing either a dairy business or dairy production pathway. Some of our biggest strengths are that we have an integrated program with great flexibility between options.  Our faculty student advising ranks at the top of the university.  We have great opportunities for work and undergraduate research with our faculty and staff and active student clubs.  We maintain a strong focus on production agriculture.  The Kansas State University Dairy Cattle Judging Team annually competes in the following contests: Southwest Regional; World Dairy Expo ; Accelerated Genetics Intercollegiate Contest; and the NAILE Dairy Judging Contest.  The team also performs public service activities for the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. They serve as officials for the State 4-H and FFA Judging Events and several regional FFA events. Participation in this activity improves communication skills, knowledge of the dairy industry and leadership skills. Contact Mr. Jon Pretz-for more information The KSU Dairy Challenge Team strives to incorporate a higher-learning atmosphere with practical application to help prepare students for careers in the dairy industry. The opportunity allows students to enhance their dairy management, communication and business skills. In turn generating highly qualified graduates to lead and further improve the dairy industry. The team competes at two contests each spring. For more information contact Dr. Mike Brouk The purpose of the KSU Dairy Club is to unite students majoring in dairy science or interested in the dairy industry Serve the College of Ag and Dept. of Animal Science & Industry with the Kansas dairy industry.  Provide opportunity for fellowship among students and faculty.  Join with others interested in the advancement of the dairy industry through participation in the National and Midwest American Dairy Science Association-Student Affiliate Division. We have about 250 mature Holstein cows with a rolling herd average of 29,000 lb of milk, 989 of fat and 909 of protein.  We employee about 20-25 students on a part-time basis to help with

the general farm work and research projects.  Students have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of animal care and activities related to dairy production. More than 20 research trials have been conducted in the last two years. UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI The University of Missouri is a 4-year Land-Grant Public Research Institution.  Students with a dairy interest are likely to end up in Division of Animal Sciences, but may also consider other degree options including Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Economics, or Agricultural Systems Management.  All of these degree programs reside within the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). The University of Missouri has multiple faculty members across several departments who specialize in dairy.  This gives us a great faculty to student ratio and allows students to access expertise in dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, health, forages, facilities and engineering, industry economics, and farm business management. Students can take a wide range of courses from experts across CAFNR.  In depth study of dairy cattle, health, management practices, management systems (confinement versus grazing), agronomy, dairy facilities, economics and business management are encouraged.  Students can take background courses in each of these disciplines relating to the industry and then cap these courses with a seniorlevel dairy production course.  In spring of 2011, a senior-level Pasture-Based Dairy course was offered by a team of 12 instructors across the University.  This course brought together experts in all aspects of the pasture-based system to provide students with cutting edge information.  The semester is capped-off with a 4 day intensive laboratory section on multiple management intensive grazing dairies in southwest Missouri.  In addition to coursework, students can find students with similar interests by participating in the MU Dairy Club and can work toward representing MU in the Midwest and National Collegiate Dairy Challenge events. The University of Missouri has two dairies.  MU Foremost Dairy is a 200cow confinement (freestall) dairy located about 12 miles from campus.  Students become intimately familiar with this dairy through coursework and also through employment.  This dairy usually employs 6-10 students at any given time.  Students learn to perform all tasks at the dairy including calf care, feed mixing and delivery, and milking, among others.  Some advanced students may have the opportunity to implement reproductive management programs and artificially inseminate cattle.  Students may also participate in breaking, grooming, and showing MU dairy animals at several cattle shows.  In addition to the confinement dairy, the University also operates a 130-cow management-intensive grazing dairy in southwest Missouri. 

The Southwest Center Dairy facility is about 3 hours from the Columbia campus and thus, is not a common location for student employment.  However, the opportunity does exist and several students have worked on research at that facility in the past. In addition to being part of the University dairy staff, students also work at the dairies as part of research teams from MU faculty research laboratories.  The MU dairy research faculty is very active and 5-15 students (or more) may be employed to manage and perform research activities at the farms at any given time.  Research is performed relating to all aspects of dairy production, but the greatest numbers of students help with research pertaining to nutrition, reproduction, physiology, and forages.  Dairy animals are also brought to campus for some research projects, and numerous students are often employed to assist with these projects.  In addition to working directly with animals, many opportunities exist for students interested in the biology of dairy cattle to perform laboratory research on campus.  Students may work with samples harvested from cows to better understand the science behind the management of cows and the production of milk. OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY Oklahoma State University is located in a small city of about 45,000 people. Total enrollment is 22,000 students with about 770 enrolled in Animal Science which is the largest department on campus. The Dairy Science Department was consolidated into Animal Science about 20 years ago. There is a Dairy Management course with prerequisites of at least one applied Nutrition and Reproductive Physiology class before enrolling in the dairy class. It is highly encouraged to work on the dairy as part of the learning experience.  The biggest strength of the dairy program is its registered herd of Holsteins. Another is our department head Ron Kensinger who is very supportive of the dairy program and encourages hands on experience at the dairy for all students. Some of the opportunities for dairy students now definitely lie in areas of management, particularly the opportunities being created by the new influx of dairies in the Dalhart Texas area. One of the strengths of the Animal Science Department now is in communications and biotechnology. Both of these fields are providing good opportunities for graduates. The college does have an active dairy with all evening and weekend chores being done by students. There are usually seven to eight student employees per semester. Other highlights include an active Dairy Science club, a Dairy Judging team, and some involvement with show cattle from the OSU Dairy. Staff and students try to be as involved with state and national associations as possible. MSHN, MARCH 2011 PAGE 13

2011 Southern Spring National Holstein Show 2011 Southern National Jersey Show A p r i l 4 - 9 , 2 0 11 Payne County Expo Center S t i l l w a t e r, O k l a h o m a Entries close March 4th The 2011 Holstein Show has been designated a National show by Holstein Association USA, Inc. Therefore all National rules apply.

Schedule of Events Monday, April 4

8:00 a.m.

Cattle can begin arriving on fairgrounds Stalls will be assigned

Wednesday, April 6

12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.

Cattle must be in place and checked in Exhibitors Meeting and Dinner -- catered by Klein’s -- Sponsor: Lonestar Milk Producers

Thursday, April 7

6:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Complimentary donuts, milk, coffe and juice -- Sponsor: COBA Southern Spring Junior Holstein Show and Southern National Jersey Junior Show (will alternate), Judge: Chris Lahmers, Marysville, OH Showmanship (Holstein and Jersey) Judge: Bruce Tenecleve, Little Rock, AR Andis Clippers to the Winning Senior Showman!! Junior social (all juniors invited) -- Eskimo Joes!!! Sponsor: ABS

7:00 p.m.

There has been a change by the National Holstein Association on transfer and length of ownership on cows. Since the Southern National is a spring show heifers and cows can be exhibited as long as the papers have been transferred by show day.

Friday, April 8

Saturday, April 9

6:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 noon 7:00 p.m. 6:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Complimentary donuts, milk, coffe and juice -- Sponsor: COBA Complimentary lunch -- Sponsor: Southwest Dairy Farmers Oklahoma State Holstein Sale Complimentary steak dinner --- Sponsor: Land O’ Lakes Purina Complimentary donuts, milk, coffe and juice -- Sponsor: COBA Southern Spring National Holstein Open Show and Southern National Jersey Open Show (will alternate), Judge: Denny Patrick, Woodbine, MD Jr. 2-yr olds through group classes

All show cattle will be released at the conclusion of the show on Saturday. HEADQUARTERS Stillwater Plaza 600 E. McElroy Rd. 405-377-7010 Rate $72.00 + tax Oklahoma Holstein Association Todd Mason, President Route 4, Box 197 Kingfisher, OK 73750 405-375-3484; cell 405-408-8941

Days Inn Fairfield Inn Hampton Inn & Suites Microtel

OTHER MOTELS 405-743-2570 Motel 6 405-372-6300 Quality Inn 405-743-1306 Residence Inn Marriott 405-372-7100

Oklahoma Holstein Association Angie Meyer, Secretary/Treasurer Route 4, Box 166B Okarche, OK 73762 405-263-4920; cell 405-298-0082

405-624-0433 405-372-0800 405-707-0588

Oklahoma Jersey Cattle Club Shelley Haley, President 870791 S. Hickory Lane Chandler, OK 74834 405-240-5759

(Area Code) __________________________________________

Please type or print clearly. Fill out form completely. Group classes will be entered at the show. For additional information contact: Todd Mason 405-375-3483 or 405-408-8941 (cell)


LeeAnn Bowman 41401 East 53rd Glencoe, OK 74032

x $25.00



Total Payment Enclosed: $

x $40.00 $

X ______________________________________ _____________

This entry will constitute an agreement that the person making it, along with the owner or any of his representatives: (1) are bound by the rules and regulations of the Southern Spring National, including the National Holstein Show Ring Policy and the enforcement procedure; (2) will accept the final decision of the Ethics Committee and/or Board of Directors on any question arising under said rules and regulations; and (3) agree to hold the Southern Spring National and their officials, directors, employees representatives, and agents harmless for any action taken under said rules and regulations; and harmless for any injury or loss suffered during or in conjunction with the show, whether such injury or loss resulted, directly or indirectly from the negligent acts or omissions of said officials, directors, employees, representatives or agents. I certify by signing this entry that: (1) the information is true and correct; (2) I have the authority to bind all persons with any interest in the entered animal(s) to the terms of this agreement and do so bind them, their heirs, assigns or successors; (3) I and any persons having any interest in the entered animal(s) together with our heirs, assign or successors are bound by the entry provisions.

All cattle (late fee)

Entries postmarked after March 4 w ill be charged a Late Fee .


There will be 1 bale of straw furnished for each animal entered.

(Dry and Milking)

All Heifers and Cows




P L E A S E N O T E : S T A L L P R E F E R E N C E S N E E D TO BE S E N T W I T H E N T R I E S .

Mail entries to:

Make checks payable to: Oklahoma Holstein Association

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(Premiums will not be paid without a tax number.)

Fed. Tax I.D./Social Security Number __________________________________


State _______________________________ Zip: _________________________

City _____________________________________________________________


Individual Name ___________________________________________________________

Farm Prefix _______________________________________________________

Farm Name _______________________________________________________

NOTE: Please use only one entry form per exhibitor. For additional animals this form may be photocopied.


Entries Close Friday, March 4, 2011










2011 Southern Spring National Holstein Show (Open) Entries close March 4, 2011 Class 1 --- Winter Heifer Calf (12-1-10 to 2-29-11) Class 2 --- Fall Heifer Calf (9-1-10 to 11-30-10) Class 3 --- Summer Yearling Heifer (6-1-10 to 8-31-10) Class 4 --- Spring Yearling Heifer (3-1-10 to 5-31-10) Class 5 --- Winter Yearling Heifer (12-1-09 to 2-28-10) Class 6 --- Fall Yearling Heifer (9-1-09 to 11-30-09) Class 7 --- Junior Champion - $250 Prize Sponsored By: Warren Caterpillar (1st & 2nd place animals in classes 1 through 6) Class 8 --- Reserve Junior Champion - $100 Prize (1st & 2nd place animals in classes 18 through 21) Class 9 --- Junior Best 3 Females (3 animals under 2 years of age, all bred, one owned by exhibitor.) Class 10 ---Dry 3 & 4 Year Old Cow (9-1-06 to 8-31-08) Class 11 --- Dry Cow, 5 Year and Older (Born before 9-1-06) Class 13 --- Junior 2 Year Old Cow, fresh (3-1-09 to 8-31-09) Class 14 --- Senior 2 Year Old (9-1-08 to 2-28-09) Class 15 --- Junior 3 Year Old (3-1-08 to 8-31-08) Class 16 --- Senior 3 Year Old (9-1-07 to 2-28-08)

Class 17 --- Intermediate Champion - $250 Prize Sponsored By: the Texas Holstein Association (1st & 2nd place animals in classes 12 through 15) Class 18 --- Reserve Intermediate Champion - $100 Prize Class 19 --- 4 Year Old Cow (9-1-06 to 8-31-07) Class 20 --- 5 Year Old Cow (9-1-05 to 8-31-06) Class 21 --- Aged Cow (Before 9-1-05) Class 22 --- 125,000 lb. Cow Class 23 --- Best Bred & Owned Female - $100 Prize Class 24 --- Senior Champion Female - $250 Prize Class 25 --- Reserve Senior Champion - $100 Sponsored By: Lonestar Milk Producers Class 26 --- Grand Champion Female - $500 Prize Sponsored By: Lonestar Milk Producers Class 27 --- Res. Grand Champion - $250 Prize Class 28 --- Best 3 Females (All bred & one owed by exhibitor) Premier Exhibitor Premier Breeder PREMIUMS 1st - $500 2nd - $400 3rd - $300 4th - $200 5th - $100

STATE HERD REQUIREMENTS: A State Herd shall consist of six animals from one state as follows: two females, two years and over; two females, under two years of age; two other animals, any age. The six animals in the State Herd must be owned by at least three exhibitors from one state with no exhibitor furnishing more than three animals. All animals in which a breeder owns a partnership interest will be counted in the three he is allowed. All animals from a herd or farm, regardless of ownership, shall be counted in the three head allowed one exhibitor. Any partnership or syndicate animals must be shown in the herd of the state in which they are usually housed. *State herds must be led out to receive money. *Premium will be paid to the State Association.

2011 Southern Spring National Junior Holstein Show Class 1 --- Winter Heifer Calf (12-1-10 to 2-29-11) Class 2 --- Fall Heifer Calf (9-1-10 to 11-30-10) Class 3 --- Summer Yearling Heifer (6-1-10 to 8-31-10) Class 4 --- Spring Yearling Heifer (3-1-10 to 5-31-10) Class 5 --- Winter Yearling Heifer (12-1-09 to 2-28-10) Class 6 --- Fall Yearling Heifer (9-1-09 to 11-30-09) Class 7 --- Junior Champion - $25 Prize (1st & 2nd place animals in classes 1 through 6) Class 8 --- Reserve Junior Champion - $25 Prize Class 9 --- Junior Champion Bred & Owned Class 11 --- Dry Cow, any age (Born before 9-1-08) Class 13 --- Junior 2 Year Old Cow, fresh (3-1-09 to 8-31-09) Class 14 --- Senior 2 Year Old (9-1-08 to 2-28-09) Class 15 --- Junior 3 Year Old (3-1-08 to 8-31-08) Class 16 --- Senior 3 Year Old (9-1-07 to 2-28-08)

Class 17 --- Intermediate Champion (1st & 2nd place animals in classes 11 through 15) Class 18 --- Reserve Intermediate Champion Class 19 --- 4 Year Old Cow (9-1-06 to 8-31-07) Class 20 --- 5 Year Old Cow (9-1-05 to 8-31-06) Class 23 --- Aged Cow (Before 9-1-05) Class 23 --- Best Bred & Owned Female - $50 Prize Class 24 --- Senior Champion Female - $50 Prize (1st & 2nd place animals in classes 10 through 19) Class 25 --- Reserve Senior Champion - $25 Prize Class 26 --- Grand Champion Female - $100 Prize Class 27 --- Reserve Grand Champion - $50 Prize NOTE: Junior show entries will automatically be entered into the open show of their respective breed. ***Premiums: Junior Show premiums will be paid 1st-$40, 2nd-$30, 3rd-$20. This was made possible by Dairy Max and Midwest Dairy Association. Holstein Association USA is offering: Show shirts for youth Holstein exhibitors, Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, Bred & Owned class medallions, Champion Bred & Owned Junior Champion Bred & Owned, and Judi Collinsworth Award

(Area Code) __________________________________________

Fill out form completely. Group classes will be entered at the show. For additional information contact: Todd Mason 405-375-3483 or 405-408-4693 (cell)

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LeeAnn Bowman 41401 East 53rd Glencoe, OK 74032

x $25.00



Total Payment Enclosed: $

x $40.00 $

X ___________________________________________________

This entry will constitute an agreement that the person making it, along with the owner or any of his representatives: (1) are bound by the rules and regulations of the Southern Spring National, including the National Holstein Show Ring Policy and the enforcement procedure; (2) will accept the final decision of the Ethics Committee and/or Board of Directors on any question arising under said rules and regulations; and (3) agree to hold the Southern Spring National and their officials, directors, employees representatives, and agents harmless for any action taken under said rules and regulations; and harmless for any injury or loss suffered during or in conjunction with the show, whether such injury or loss resulted, directly or indirectly from the negligent acts or omissions of said officials, directors, employees, representatives or agents. I certify by signing this entry that: (1) the information is true and correct; (2) I have the authority to bind all persons with any interest in the entered animal(s) to the terms of this agreement and do so bind them, their heirs, assigns or successors; (3) I and any persons having any interest in the entered animal(s) together with our heirs, assign or successors are bound by the entry provisions.

All cattle (late fee)

Entries postmarked after March 1 w ill be charged a Late Fee .


There will be 1 bale of straw furnished for each animal entered.

(Dry and Milking)

All Heifers and Cows




P L E A S E N O T E : S T A L L P R E F E R E N C E S N E E D TO BE S E N T W I T H E N T R I E S .

Mail entries to:

Make checks payable to: Oklahoma Holstein Association

Please type or print clearly.

(Premiums will not be paid without a tax number.)

Fed. Tax I.D./Social Security Number __________________________________


State _______________________________ Zip: _________________________

City _____________________________________________________________


Individual Name ___________________________________________________________

Farm Prefix _______________________________________________________

Farm Name _______________________________________________________

NOTE: Please use only one entry form per exhibitor. For additional animals this form may be photocopied.


Entries Close Friday, March 4, 2011

2011 Southern National Rules, Regulations, Definitions and Awards Animal Health Requirements for Exhibitors QUESTIONS concerning cattle entering Oklahoma should be directed to the Oklahoma State Veterinary Office 405‐522‐6141. 1. Interstate health papers are required and must accompany animals to the show. 2. Brucellosis: All heifers who are four months of age or over, will be officially calfhood-vaccinated against brucellosis. All breeding animals eight months of age and over must be tested and negative within thirty days prior to exhibition except: a. Animals from a certified brucellosis-free herd. The certified herd number and date of the last test must be shown on the health certificate. b. Officially calfhood-brucellosis-vaccinated (OCV) dairy heifers under twenty months of age, unless these heifers are parturient (springer) or post parturient in which case they are to be tested regardless of vaccination status or age. 3. Tuberculosis: All cattle that are six months old or older must have a negative TB test within 60 days of the show. Cattle from states other than Oklahoma must comply with individual state requirements. 4. Scabies (Mange): Cattle originating in scabies quarantined areas or herds are not eligible to exhibit. 5. Any animal with a contagious disease (i.e. active ringworm) is not eligible for exhibition. Exhibitors Open Show Exhibitors: Must be an owner, or member of a partnership, owning the animal, in case a herd is registered or bred in the names of different members of a family, residing on one farm or breeding establishment, where the herd is one unit, all entries will be considered as a single exhibitor for all group classes. Junior Exhibitors: Animals must be owned and shown by a junior member of the Holstein Association. To be eligible to show each animal must be registered in the junior’s name and the registration papers must be present at the show. Junior members eligible to show are those who have not reached his/her 21st birthday by January 1, 2009. All animals exhibited by juniors must be owned by that individual by show deadline. No Junior/Senior partnerships will be allowed in the Junior Show. Junior members need to pay only one entry fee to be eligible for the show. When you enter and pay in the Junior Show, you will automatically be entered in the Open Show. Dress Code and Show Ring Harnesses: All exhibitors are required to wear white trousers or white skirts and Official Harnesses when leading animals in the ring.

Premier Breed & Exhibitor Point System Milking Females  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th  6th  7th 8th 9th 10th 40 38 36 34 32  30  28 26 24 22  

11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th  17th 18th 19th 20th 20 18 16 14 12  10  8 6 4 2 Junior Females, Dry Cows 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th  6th  7th 8th 9th 10th 20 19 18 17 16  15  14 13 12 11  

11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th  17th 18th 19th 20th 10 9 8 7 6  5  4 3 2 1 Best Bred and Owned Female (Open and Jr. Show) To be eligible for these awards, the registration paper must verify the same name and prefix for owner, breeder and exhibitor. Kisst Herdsmanship Award: Open Division: Director’s Chair for best exhibit Junior Division: Director’s Chair & $100 to the outstanding exhibitor

There will be a professional hoof trimmer set up on the fairgrounds, Wednesday, April 6th.

Juniors - Jot it Down... Gracing the cover of the Holstein World college issue was the Oklahoma State University. OSU was the winner in the annual college photo contest. Students in the picture are from left to right : Jason White, Kim Wilson, Dani Stutzman, Laura Padgett, ( Randal Miller OSU morning milker, 70 years old and in the barn by 3:30 every morning),Scott Wilson, (Holding the cows are Jack Stout , milked in the barns in the background in 1951 as a student, later became herd mgr. and instructor. Leon Spicer current Reproductive Physiology instructor.) Megan Meyer, Dominic Wick, Eric VanderLaan, Cheyene Vandament, and Adrian Knaulp.

KSU Places 2nd at Fort Worth Judging Contest

Kansas State University Dairy Judging Team placed 2nd at the Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at the Fort Worth Stock Show on Sunday, Jan 16th. This is the Dairy Judging Teams best finish since winning the contest in 2009. In addition to their 2nd place finish, the team was 2nd High Team Overall Reasons; 1st High Team Holstein; 4nd High Team Brown Swiss; and 5th High Team Jersey. Individual honors went to: Deanna Patterson: 3rd High Individual Overall Contest; 6th High Individual Reasons; 4th High Individual Holstein; 11th High Individual Brown Swiss; 11th High Individual Jersey; Justin Souza: 9th High Individual Overall; 8th High Individual Holstein; 9th High Individual Brown Swiss; Robin Kleine: 13th High Individual Overall; 8th High Individual Reasons; 10th High Individual Jersey; 11th High Individual Holstein

L to R: Justin Souza, Tulare, California; Robin Kleine, Lowell, Indiana; Beth Holz, Grand Junction, Iowa; Deanna Patterson, Valley Center, KS; Sarah Harris, Charlotte, Michigan; Coach Jon Pretz, Osawatomie, KS

Missouri Royalty

The Missouri Juniors held their annual meeting January 29, 2011 in Springfield. Pictured are the great group of junior who were present. In addition to awarding the Junior All-Missouri animals, the junior elected officers. Serving as President is Baylie Whitehead, Conway; VicePresident Brittany Groves, Billings; Secretary, Katie Wantland, Niangua; Co-Reporters: Lora Wright, Clever, Steven Nelson, Grovespring, Karlin Peters, Holt, Colton Rademacher, Ownesville.

Juniors - Don’t forget the trip to Eskimo Joe’s following the completion of the Junior Show at the Southern Spring National on Thursday, April 7 PAGE 20 - MSHN, March 2011

Brittany Groves of Billings, Missouri was selected as the 2011 Missouri Holstein Princess at the Missouri Holstein annual meeting January 29. Selected as Holstein Miss was Kiera Groves, also of Billings. The cousins will represent Missouri Holstein at various events throughout the year. The Holstein Association offers several awards to recognize Junior member achievement. These applications are due May 1 and the forms can be found at www.holsteinusa. com/juniors If you have animals who have achieved these milestones, just fill out the form and you will be recognized. The awards are National Junior Progressive Breeder Award; Natinal Junior 30,000 lb cow award; National 150,000 lb cow award; National Junior 200,000 lb lifetime production award; Junior Breeder of Excellent award and Junior Breeder of a multiple E cow.

M-6 Dairy Farm LLC Tom & Angie Meyer Megan, Lauren, Joshua & Kristen Okarche, Oklahoma 405-263-4920

Ed & Sue Ann Steele Rt. 4, Box 676 ph: 660-679-4477

Jerry & Jeanette King Rick King Rt. 4, Box 744 Rt. 4, Box 681 ph: 660-679-4669 ph: 660-679-6354


Jay & Mike Moreland Harrisonville, Missouri - 816-884-4598

BUGG’S DAIRY FARM ‘You’re always welcome at the Bugg House’

Bill & Pat Bugg Route 1, Box 44 Hennessey, OK 73742 405-853-2726

Brett Morris


Ninnekah, Oklahoma

ROTTINGHAUS HOLSTEIN FARM Seneca, Kansas David: 785-336-1543

Walt: 785-336-2681

For Sale:

Embryos — Bulls — Heifers Check out our web site: MSHN, March 2011 - PAGE 21

Breeding Age Bulls for Sale Lonnie 417-744-2017 Todd 417-258-2384 Brad 417-744-2085

Do-Be Holstein Farm

KABA-Select Sires For all your Select Sires needs in Missouri, contact:

Route 1, Box 26 Chickasha, Oklahoma 73018 Don, Alan & Jeff Schenk 405-224-4537

Dan Busch, Warrenton, MO


Matt Drake, Freeman, MO


Kevin Phillips, Nixa, MO


Holland Smithson, Springfield, MO 417-861-3868 Cliff Strieker, Jackson, MO


Charan Farms Charles, Brian & Adrian Weisenfels and Family 8817 N State Hwy 393 Scranton, AR - 479-938-2237 Springing Heifers for sale at all times!

173 County Line Rd - Clinton, Arkansas 72031 501-745-7577 (office) 501-940-9711 (mobile)




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Accelerated Genetics . .................................................5 Borman Farm ......................................................... IBC Burton Sales................................................................1 Buggs Dairy Farm . ................................................... 21 Charan Farms ....................................................... ...22 Clinton County Classic................................................4 Do-Be Holsteins . ...................................................... 22 George Farm Dispersal.............................................. 24 Groves-View Farm ............................................... 7, 22 KABA-Select Sires . ................................................... 22 Klassen Dairy ........................................................... 22 M-6 Dairy.................................................................. 21 Mason Dairy Farm.......................................................3 Moreland Farms ....................................................... 21 Morrisland Holsteins.................................................. 21 Oklahoma State Sale............................................10-12 Ram-Elle Holsteins......................................................9 Robthom Farm........................................................ IFC Rock-Home Dispersal..................................................1 Rockwin Dairy .......................................................... 22 Select Sires............................................................... BC Steele & King Farms ................................................. 21 Strickler Holsteins .................................................... 21 Top of Texas Show..................................................... 23 Whitehead Dairy ...................................................... 21

DATES TO REMEMBER March 16-17 March 26 March 26 March 29 April 2 April 7 April 8 April 9 May 2 May 31-June 2 June 8 June 11 June 23-25 July 23

Hutchinson, Kansas All-Kansas Show & Sale Abilene, Texas All-Texas Show Carlyle, Illinois Clinton County Classic Hillsboro, Kansas Rock-Home Dispersal Columbia, Missouri Missouri Spring Show Stillwater, Oklahoma Southern National Junior Show Stillwater, Oklahoma Oklahoma State Sale Stillwater, Oklahoma Southern National Open Show Baldwin City, Kansas George Complete Dispersal Springfield, Missouri Missouri Cow Camp Marshfield, MO Southwest District Show Mountain Grove, MO South Central District Show Richmond, Virginia National Holstein Convention Dalhart, Texas Top of Texas Dairy Show

Top of Texas Dairy Show 8:00 am July 23, 2011 Dalhart, Texas

Junior Show Only Holsteins & Jerseys All classes Spring Calf through Aged Cow

Open to all Juniors Contact: Joe D 806-333-4546 John Kisst 806-884-9072 John Boer 806-884-8303

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Add Some Panther Power!

RADINE CORKY PANTHER-ET 3E-92 GMD DOM 6-09 365 2X 34,440 4.6 1597 3.2 1112 Lft: 1880 163,020 4.5 7287 3.4 5583

Selling in the Clinton County Classic, March 26, Carlyle, IL

Oklahoma State Sale Bound April 8

RADINE LOU PEARL-ET Panther’s Lou daughter was fresh Feb. 27, 2011. She’s tall, dairy and has a beautiful udder!

RADINE DAMION POLLY This very correct Damion sells fresh in late March. Dam: Radine Goldwyn Promise VG-86 3-04 332 2x 33,438 4.9 1336 3.0 1011 Inc Next dam is a VG BW Marshall and then Panther

Also selling in Clinton County

Sanchez Embryos Sell in Oklahoma

RADINE ADVENT MARY Advent due March 11 from a G+ September Storm with 25,000M 4.4%F. From the Factr Milly-Red family.

RADINE GOLDWYN MODEL-ET VG-88 2-03 365 2x 31,170 4.2 1309 3.4 1066 Model was fresh in late November. She was too fresh for the classifer then but she looks awesome now!

Check Out These Special Consignments This Spring! PBR - 14 yrs Progressive Genetics - 14 yrs RHA: 26,498M 1030F 822P BAA: 107.4

BORMAN FARM 4704 County Rd 240, Kingdom City, MO 65262

Harlan & Judy, 573-642-2767 Tim & Kelly, 573-592-7466 Kate & Sophia, 573-814-3148

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