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DHI Services Annual Performance Summary

2017


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Contents Changes & Minimums To Appear in 2017 Report •

Reports represent all states serviced by NorthStar Cooperative. Reports are no longer listed “by state.”

All herds with cows milked more than twice per day are labeled as 3X herds per National DHIA Uniform Data Collection Procedures.

Minimums required to appear in this report include: • Number of processed tests = 9 or a DCR >90

REPORTS

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Top Herds by Size & Dollar Value

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Top Dollar Value Protein Breed Cows by Age

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Top Lifetime Cows for Milk Production

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Herds < 100,000 SCC & ≥ 3,000 Dollar Value

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Top Protein Breed Herds by Dollar Value

Articles

• Dollar Value Mixed Breeds and Red & White herds = $3,500

• Dollar Value Protein herds = $3,000

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Progressive Dairy Producer - Gross Farms

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Beyond Production

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Where is Your Dairy Most Vulnerable?

What’s Bugging Your Cows?

• Dollar Value Lactations = $4,000

Top Dollar Value Holstein Cows by Age

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• Herd size = 25 cows

Top 250 Dollar Value Herds

Testing year represented is October 1, 2016 September 30, 2017. Dollar Value Calculation: A fair comparison of cow and herd production is dependent on the use of accurate, up-to-date prices paid to dairy producers for milk shipped from their farms. Dollar values for herd and cow listings in this publication were calculated based on standardized prices for milk, fat and protein yields. The prices for fat pounds, protein pounds, and producer price differential (factor for milk pounds) were computed as the averages of monthly price information from the Mideast Federal Marketing Order 33 for October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. The formula used was: (pounds of milk x .0011) + (pounds of fat x 2.5122) + (pounds of protein x 1.9774).

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DHI Data... The Rest of the Story

It’s Preg Check Day

By the Numbers (compared to 2016)

Cows Tested DHI Samples Analyzed Total Samples Analyzed Herds on Test Cows Enrolled Average Cows Tested per Month Average Herd Size

2017 4,923,386 4,275,488 4,490,464 1,384 502,037 410,282 346

% Growth 2.96% 2.21% 1.87% 2.82% 9.91% 2.96% 2.06%

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Our People. Our Passion.

Your Enhancing producer profitability through integrated services.


DHI Data... The Rest of the Story As I sat down at my desk to write this, the phone rang. It was a call I have received many times over the course of my career at NorthStar. “I need help finding some numbers in PCDart.” “Great,” I say “What sort of things can I help you find?” “Well, it’s my bank actually. They want some details from my records.” I think to myself, “Of course they do, how better to measure your dairy’s ability to manage herd profitably then to look at the data collected through DHI?” This call does not surprise me, but after I hang up and look back at my computer screen, maybe it should. So I’ll ask the question, how often do you routinely dig into your DHI records and assess your operation’s opportunities? Is it only when the bank calls? The bank knows the value of the data; the numbers tell the whole story. Do you?

good money manager, we need to make sure your investment is working as hard as it can for you. Are you leveraging the information provided to its fullest by gaining every ounce of insight available to help you make better decisions? Or are you like some investors that just glance at their statements, attributing any changes to the numerous factors out of your control? When DHI milk samples leave your farm they have the ability to provide so much more beyond production information. They give you critical insight into nutrition, cow comfort, reproduction, the quality of your transition program, and so much more. More importantly, when you maximize the ability of all your milk samples, it allows you to allocate labor more effectively, permitting cows more time to do what you need them to… eat, rest, make milk, repeat.

you. If you are unsure what that looks like, the articles in this publication will give you an introduction. If you like what you see, it doesn’t have to end there. NorthStar has a great support network ready to help you. Speaking of NorthStar’s team, I’d like to thank them for the passion and dedication they put into gathering this valuable information for your benefit, and the value it brings to moving your farm and the industry forward. Both of which are primary factors for why NorthStar DHI Services continues to grow. Also NorthStar congratulates the producers recognized on these pages for their production accomplishments. As we plan for the future, don’t wait until the bank calls to dig into your DHI data. Ask NorthStar Cooperative for help in seeing the rest of the story.

In my experience, there are two types of DHI data users… those that leverage all the available information and those that glance Investment in DHI represents your desire for at a few key points. Which are you? If you information to manage your dairy, and there is are the latter, we encourage you to make no doubt it is an excellent investment. Like any your investment in DHI data work harder for

As a financial consultant, I use DHI data for establishing, monitoring and projecting benchmarks to track herd performance.

The Milk Pregnancy Test saves our cows a lot of stress, and allows our employees to spend their time helping where we need them.

Doug Moyer, Director, DHI Services moyerd@northstarcooperative.com

When your vet, nutritionist and banker depend on your DHI data, it’s clear how valuable it is to our business.

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TOP 250 DOLLAR VALUE HERDS

3X HERD OWNER 1 * Nor-Bert Farms

2 * 3 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 21 * 22 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * T * 30 * T * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 42 43 * 44 * T * 46 * 47 * 48 49 * 50 * 51 * 52 * 53 * 54 55 * 56 * 57 * T * 59 * 60 * 61 * 62 * T * 64 * 65 66 67 * 68 * 69 * T 71 * 72 *

Tag Lane Farm Darrell & Bonita Richard E. Kuyers & Sons Zoromski Family Farms LLC Nor-Bert Farms Wilson Family Farm Bruce & Brenda Long Country Aire Farms Wayside Dairy Pebble Knolls Dairy Gross Farm Inc. Rosy-Lane Holsteins LLC United Pride Dairy LLC Lew-Max LLC Gordon Dick Crandall Farms LLC Ledgerock Dairy LLC Brickstead Dairy LLC Brantmeier Hilrose Dairy Dan & Tim Liner Randy & Chris Holewinski Blaser Farms Inc. Doug Westendorp Larry E. Haywood New-Day Dairy Rickert Bros. LLC Dave & Stacy Jauquet Sugar Creek LLC Larry E. Haywood Curry Farms No.3 Floyd & Calvin Brandt Quantum Dairy LLC Ron & Nicole Wussow Robert Lee Ladine Farms John & Mark Egan Chapin Family Farms Wegnerlann Dairy LLC United Pride Dairy LLC Tim & Sandy Verhage Duane & Laurie Van Polen Fred & Pat Beer Dan, Paul & Nate Elzinga Abel Acres Inc. Rodney Daniels Tony Rosbrugh Charles & Christopher Weber Badger Holsteins Granitehill Dairy Choates Belly Acres Jeff Shriver & Max Carlson Hoffman’s Happy Holsteins LLC Emerald Acres House Farms Jeff Brenner Winkel Dairy LLC Rick & Connie Schuessler Meadow Muth Farms LLC Cary Dairy Farm Grass Ridge Farm LLC Trappers Turn Dairy H & H Dairy Cole Apple Farm Mike Lyon Jonas Zimmerman United Pride Dairy LLC Jamey Klaasen Heiman’s Holsteins Harold Dodde Badger Holsteins Kurt Chase

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ADDRESS Bremen, IN Ixonia, WI Goshen, IN West Olive, MI Custer, WI Bremen, IN Carson City, MI New London, WI Greenleaf, WI Greenleaf, WI Brandon, WI Weidman, MI Watertown, WI Phillips, WI Belding, MI McBain, MI Battle Creek, MI Larsen, WI Greenleaf, WI Sherwood, WI Van Dyne, WI Seymour, WI Gillett, WI Nashville, MI Hastings, MI Athens, WI Eldorado, WI Luxemburg, WI New London, WI Hastings, MI Tawas City, MI Bryant, WI Weyauwega, WI Cecil, WI Marion, MI Bellevue, MI New London, WI Remus, MI Ettrick, WI Phillips, WI Allegan, MI Marion, MI Milford, IN Zeeland, MI Loyal, WI Whittemore, MI West Branch, MI Elmwood, WI Unity, WI Mosinee, WI Cement City, MI Fremont, MI Peshtigo, WI De Pere, WI Mt. Pleasant, MI Hopkins, MI Lake City, MI Antigo, WI Frankenmuth, MI Battle Creek, MI Pittsville, WI Scandinavia, WI Bannister, MI Bancroft, MI Eaton Rapids, MI Wakarusa, IN Phillips, WI Coopersville, MI Auburndale, WI Falmouth, MI Unity, WI Hastings, MI

BREED HERD SIZE B H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H X H H H H H H X H H H H H H H X H H H H H H X H X H H H H H H H H H H H H H H X H H J H H H H H

33 1271 84 168 401 114 876 56 3212 2031 756 140 1001 2140 625 258 324 409 920 111 455 79 574 241 70 102 1018 651 1290 882 211 41 2491 47 119 148 758 733 798 192 25 300 981 254 347 503 608 164 58 376 453 1529 639 562 350 695 1106 415 378 1176 532 323 644 42 119 136 36 1116 505 259 1875 644

MILK

FAT

30,258 33,811 31,852 35,762 32,112 28,454 31,235 34,467 33,256 31,337 32,177 35,194 30,057 31,372 32,430 33,756 32,421 32,641 32,468 31,282 33,531 32,524 31,954 32,161 32,475 33,708 30,029 33,787 30,544 33,947 30,278 30,005 31,080 33,175 27,151 32,878 31,858 31,181 30,988 26,342 29,766 29,156 31,856 29,928 30,031 31,345 31,577 28,964 27,613 30,747 32,257 31,443 34,682 28,893 30,938 29,520 30,851 31,590 30,745 31,037 30,725 31,040 28,129 26,457 31,488 27,016 23,024 29,230 31,515 29,024 30,294 28,869

1,526 1,362 1,413 1,279 1,304 1,316 1,282 1,231 1,276 1,286 1,243 1,205 1,264 1,200 1,258 1,216 1,218 1,215 1,202 1,234 1,164 1,198 1,213 1,183 1,155 1,138 1,227 1,148 1,221 1,135 1,212 1,209 1,186 1,166 1,269 1,138 1,159 1,178 1,149 1,179 1,189 1,213 1,157 1,178 1,207 1,151 1,141 1,190 1,149 1,139 1,121 1,134 1,083 1,170 1,124 1,186 1,146 1,118 1,139 1,158 1,100 1,123 1,195 1,197 1,121 1,195 1,164 1,159 1,091 1,129 1,088 1,176

FAT %

PROT

PROT %

5.0 4.0 4.4 3.6 4.1 4.6 4.1 3.6 3.8 4.1 3.9 3.4 4.2 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.5 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.4 4.1 3.4 4.0 3.3 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.5 4.7 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.7 4.5 4.0 4.2 3.6 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.6 4.1 4.2 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.1 4.0 3.6 4.0 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.6 4.2 4.5 3.6 4.4 5.1 4.0 3.5 3.9 3.6 4.1

1,101 1,097 1,000 1,107 1,037 998 1,033 1,089 998 964 1,009 1,040 947 1,024 949 1,001 992 991 1,003 962 1,046 1,001 961 998 1,029 1,037 925 1,022 931 1,032 936 935 954 976 844 1,001 971 946 979 938 919 887 952 925 888 958 970 902 942 952 973 954 1,016 903 951 871 917 952 925 900 973 938 848 846 938 840 880 875 958 911 962 850

3.6 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.3 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.6 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.4 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.8 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.2 2.9

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VALUE $6,044 $5,628 $5,562 $5,441 $5,362 $5,311 $5,298 $5,284 $5,216 $5,171 $5,153 $5,122 $5,081 $5,074 $5,073 $5,071 $5,057 $5,048 $5,039 $5,037 $5,029 $5,025 $4,983 $4,981 $4,972 $4,947 $4,945 $4,942 $4,942 $4,929 $4,929 $4,919 $4,900 $4,896 $4,887 $4,874 $4,867 $4,864 $4,856 $4,846 $4,837 $4,833 $4,824 $4,821 $4,821 $4,820 $4,819 $4,805 $4,780 $4,778 $4,776 $4,770 $4,768 $4,757 $4,738 $4,734 $4,726 $4,726 $4,724 $4,723 $4,721 $4,710 $4,710 $4,709 $4,706 $4,693 $4,690 $4,674 $4,670 $4,670 $4,669 $4,667


TOP 250 DOLLAR VALUE HERDS 3X HERD OWNER ADDRESS 73 * Bruce Riffle Custer, MI 74 * 75 * T * T * 78 79 * 80 * 81 * T * 83 * 84 * 85 * 86 * 87 * 88 89 * 90 * 91 92 93 * T T * 96 * 97 * T 99 100 101 * 102 * 103 104 * 105 * 106 * 107 T 109 110 * T * 112 113 * 114 * 115 * T 117 * 118 * 119 120 121 * 122 * 123 * 124 * 125 * 126 * 127 128 * 129 130 * 131 * 132 * 133 * 134 * T * 136 * 137 * T * 139 * 140 141 * 142 143 * 144

Duane & Janet Molhoek Hopeless Dairy Inc. Pasch MBM Pickart Dairy LLC Starward Farms Andy, Joan & Larry Meyer Floyd & Calvin Brandt Pine Breeze Dairy LLC Seidls Mtn View Dairy Preston Farms Spring Brook Dairy Cyclone Dairy Dan Madden Stutzman Family Farms LLC Wilstar Holsteins Badger Holsteins First Farms Ken Zuiderveen Foxland Farms LLC Buning Dairy LLC Schuh View Dairy LLC Carson Acres LLC Galen Schalk Cole Apple Farm Jeff & Alisha Bigler David Dezeeuw Charles Maurer Neighborhood Dairy Lake Breeze Dairy Stuart Farms Dairy Dreams Levern Meissner Jeff & Kevin Cole Steve Landis Dale Brinks Burke Larsen Johnson Farm LLC Shiloh Dairy Bob, Mike & Matt Cnossen Sparks Quaker Acres Curt Kohls Rusk-Rose Holsteins Twinkle-Hill Brown Swiss River Ridge Dairy Co. Inc. Stahl Bros. Dairy Mark Anderson Silvershea Holsteins LLC Allen Oberstadt Hardscrabble Farms Ed Walter Farm Inc. Da-Ran Dairy LLC Harry & Gary Sanborn Rem-Jem Dairy LLC Charles & Jeff Wadell Neil Christianson James & Brad Ritter Spartan Farm Neal Burken Kent Inniger Badger Holsteins James & Joseph Rieden Brightside Dairy LLC Abel Dairy Farms Petro Farms Kohn Farms Breezy Hill Farms LLC Ron Brinks Marcus De Jong Devon & Doreen Zimmerman Mike Zagata Justin & Darci Daniels

Falmouth, MI Sheldon, WI Weidman, MI Malone, WI Sebewaing, MI Chilton, WI Bryant, WI Pine River, WI Luxemburg, WI Quincy, MI Bear Creek, WI Deer Park, WI New London, WI Conrath, WI Pine River, WI Unity, WI Ionia, MI Falmouth, MI Greenleaf, WI Falmouth, MI Kaukauna, WI Hesperia, MI Hillman, MI Bancroft, MI Lakeview, MI Falmouth, MI Chilton, WI Kaukauna, WI Malone, WI Lowell, MI Casco, WI Chili, WI Bancroft, MI Goshen, IN McBain, MI Scottville, MI Daggett, MI Greenleaf, WI Falmouth, MI Fremont, MI Gillett, WI Ladysmith, WI Watertown, WI Coopersville, MI Luxemburg, WI Waupaca, WI Omro, WI Fremont, WI Jim Falls, WI Oshkosh, WI Luxemburg, WI Hubbardston, MI Unity, WI Elsie, MI Shiocton, WI Byron, MI Sparta, MI Galesville, WI Middleton, MI Unity, WI Mount Calvary, WI Greenleaf, WI Fond Du Lac, WI Gobles, MI Krakow, WI Weyauwega, WI McBain, MI Dorchester, WI Claypool, IN Sebewaing, MI Hixton, WI

BREED H H H H H H H H H H H H X H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H B H H X H H H H H H H H H H H H H H X H H H H H H H H H H

HERD SIZE 163 166 390 314 728 92 111 79 2676 1130 802 464 34 403 323 69 268 321 264 113 433 1363 153 232 367 85 171 111 973 3196 393 3073 189 422 34 224 584 1634 2407 593 467 234 356 91 1476 1534 204 174 314 140 279 1797 630 505 661 189 204 256 472 408 307 467 736 1667 904 341 447 238 592 178 660 44

MILK

FAT

FAT %

PROT

PROT %

VALUE

29,408 29,606 29,124 31,373 29,434 27,667 27,751 30,403 29,621 29,778 30,186 29,501 28,297 29,981 31,817 27,984 30,252 30,857 28,896 32,040 31,027 26,382 30,931 29,775 28,246 28,354 28,778 28,872 28,256 30,309 28,803 29,813 27,670 28,335 27,749 28,034 28,661 28,657 28,968 28,589 29,449 29,912 30,169 25,429 27,918 29,286 28,466 28,990 25,519 28,655 28,771 28,635 28,975 27,998 24,956 29,014 28,209 29,266 27,862 29,690 28,658 31,265 31,458 29,232 31,246 29,202 29,337 28,969 29,642 28,317 29,591 26,915

1,156 1,138 1,130 1,113 1,139 1,132 1,140 1,123 1,127 1,104 1,116 1,085 1,074 1,096 1,085 1,130 1,075 1,114 1,124 1,074 1,086 1,194 1,081 1,090 1,154 1,116 1,125 1,088 1,123 1,075 1,102 1,070 1,120 1,139 1,110 1,098 1,110 1,097 1,081 1,106 1,101 1,081 1,088 1,101 1,110 1,078 1,096 1,105 1,147 1,062 1,091 1,079 1,084 1,144 1,174 1,080 1,087 1,078 1,083 1,059 1,045 1,024 1,042 1,072 1,021 1,069 1,041 1,057 1,039 1,066 1,069 1,086

3.9 3.8 3.9 3.5 3.9 4.1 4.1 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.4 4.0 3.6 3.6 3.9 3.4 3.5 4.5 3.5 3.7 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.8 4.0 3.5 3.8 3.6 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.6 4.3 4.0 3.7 3.9 3.8 4.5 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.7 4.1 4.7 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.3 3.3 3.7 3.3 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.8 3.6 4.0

874 895 905 925 893 901 889 908 902 931 914 952 962 932 944 888 956 905 892 950 930 795 936 923 840 888 875 920 872 930 896 934 870 843 877 892 875 891 911 878 883 905 895 881 867 906 882 867 815 920 881 896 889 811 773 889 876 886 880 907 925 950 927 886 947 887 922 901 923 888 883 862

3.0 3.0 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.3 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.2 2.9 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.2

$4,665 $4,661 $4,660 $4,660 $4,660 $4,656 $4,652 $4,650 $4,647 $4,647 $4,644 $4,641 $4,631 $4,629 $4,627 $4,625 $4,624 $4,622 $4,619 $4,612 $4,601 $4,601 $4,601 $4,596 $4,591 $4,591 $4,588 $4,584 $4,577 $4,573 $4,572 $4,568 $4,564 $4,560 $4,553 $4,553 $4,550 $4,549 $4,549 $4,546 $4,544 $4,538 $4,536 $4,536 $4,534 $4,532 $4,529 $4,522 $4,521 $4,519 $4,515 $4,514 $4,513 $4,508 $4,505 $4,503 $4,494 $4,492 $4,491 $4,487 $4,486 $4,485 $4,485 $4,477 $4,472 $4,472 $4,471 $4,469 $4,468 $4,465 $4,464 $4,462

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TOP 250 DOLLAR VALUE HERDS 3X HERD OWNER 3X HERD OWNER 145 * Kinnard Farms Inc. 146 Henry & Mark Ziel T * 148 * 149 * 150 * 151 152 * 153 154 155 * T * 157 * 158 * 159 * T * 161 * T * 163 * 164 * T * 166 167 * T T T 171 172 * 173 * 174 * 175 * 176 177 178 * 179 180 * 181 * 182 * 183 * 184 T * 186 187 188 * T * 190 191 * 192 193 194 T * 196 T * T 199 200 * 201 * 202 203 * 204 205 * T 207 T 209 210 211 * 212 213 T * T 216 *

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Ambrosius Dairy Farm Sam Yonkman Oesch Swisslane Brad & Laura Friesen Jim Oudman Petro Farms Bollinger Farms LLC Dutch Meadows LLC Carlton Evans Daane Dairy LLC Robert Getzloff Dick Van Rijn Rich Byma Vande Hei Dairy Farms Benthem Bros. Rich-Ro Dairy Doug Seiler Many Blessings Dairy Inc. Na-Lar Farms Wardin Brothers Norm & Derrick Hammond Dennis C Martin Calvin Bodeis Greg Pluger Dave Klamer Merle Martin Allen Martin Central Michigan Milk Production Newell Farms Ken Meekhof Max L Paul Gary Protzman Dennis Blazek Mario Vanderhulst Roos Farms LLC Beck Dairy Farms Cyclone Dairy Bill & Bob Gruppen Steve Maier Bob & Nancy Johnson Leahy Farms Inc. Christian Hill Dairy Patrick & Joe Murphy Jeff & Jill Pinter Petro Farms Jeremy Werth Riemer-Sawall Oneeda Farms LLC David & Susan Granskog James Stauffer Don & Diane Griffin Bruce Martin Tim Baker Steve Denning Rod Fowler Milk Source Genetics LLC Todd Mark Lyle & Carla Weaver Ron & Nicole Wussow Joe Ensz Heller Farm Inc. Todd Martin Dave & Rick Tacoma Glenn M Weaver Dallmanns Eastriver Dairy Dale Vandepol Hardy Spring Lake Farms Scott Ferry Jeff Knuver Mark & Becky Iciek

ADDRESS

BREED HERD SIZE

ADDRESS Casco, WI Port Austin, MI Seymour, WI McBain, MI Alto, MI Barron, WI McBain, MI Gobles, MI Vestaburg, MI Zeeland, MI Litchfield, MI Brandon, WI Wilson, MI Deford, MI Grant, MI De Pere, WI McBain, MI St Johns, MI Carson City, MI McBain, MI Hanover, MI Hemlock, MI Dowling, MI Goshen, IN Mayville, MI Marion, MI Conklin, MI Conrath, WI Goshen, IN St. Louis, MI Trufant, MI Cadillac, MI Goshen, IN Caseville, MI Oconto Falls, WI Strugis, MI Amery, WI Campbellsport, WI Deer Park, WI Zeeland, MI Jim Falls, WI Baldwin, WI Brandon, WI Lomira, WI New London, WI Curtiss, WI Gobles, MI Alpena, MI Clintonville, WI Syracuse, IN Stephenson, MI Nappanee, IN Hastings, MI Whittemore, MI Byron Center, MI Jonesville, MI Chesaning, MI Kaukauna, WI Elmwood, WI Goshen, IN Cecil, WI Middleton, MI Alma Center, WI Claypool, IN Falmouth, MI Goshen, IN Brillion, WI Marion, MI Stanton, MI Litchfield, MI Fremont, MI Gladwin, MI

MILK

BREED HERD SIZE H H H H H H H J H H H X H X H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H X H H H H H H X H H H H H H J H H H H H H H H H H H

7735 113 126 824 542 216 431 43 189 202 474 674 469 737 1156 371 2427 3498 371 1713 96 152 504 271 59 169 49 64 391 953 448 195 70 715 191 753 138 1005 533 184 28 328 131 2432 242 91 81 361 212 203 169 84 270 150 70 414 249 54 115 95 85 426 1131 371 331 92 2405 353 212 397 157 632

FAT

FAT % PROT

PROT %

VALUE

MILK

FAT

FAT %

PROT

PROT %

30,044 25,685 28,542 28,342 29,023 27,879 28,385 24,777 28,447 28,456 29,764 26,868 28,852 28,843 28,477 29,324 28,671 27,430 29,214 29,111 29,483 25,614 30,206 28,288 27,330 29,625 28,999 28,069 28,420 28,208 29,430 27,569 25,622 28,529 27,911 27,555 24,714 27,554 27,613 28,938 27,515 26,341 26,964 26,931 26,990 29,025 28,537 27,883 26,572 27,470 27,597 25,973 28,131 26,660 25,896 29,648 28,192 25,708 27,376 26,893 21,883 27,178 27,742 28,044 29,016 26,843 27,894 26,952 26,779 28,288 29,123 28,838

1,028 1,108 1,068 1,080 1,041 1,055 1,049 1,065 1,051 1,028 1,040 1,064 1,053 1,044 1,047 1,019 1,056 1,040 1,032 1,024 1,008 1,077 1,020 1,031 1,025 1,027 1,013 1,078 1,059 1,042 1,040 1,042 1,075 1,051 1,008 1,045 1,097 1,033 1,002 1,020 1,015 1,048 1,037 1,075 1,026 1,013 994 1,025 1,039 1,054 1,049 1,053 1,004 1,047 1,042 983 996 1,033 1,030 1,045 1,091 1,032 1,002 1,012 993 1,065 1,035 1,028 1,027 1,020 996 1,000

3.4 4.3 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.7 4.3 3.7 3.6 3.5 4.0 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.4 4.2 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.8 4.2 3.7 3.6 3.8 4.4 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.7 4.0 3.8 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.8 4.1 3.6 3.9 4.0 3.3 3.5 4.0 3.8 3.9 5.0 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.4 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.5

922 822 871 855 902 878 884 862 875 904 883 854 864 874 869 904 857 878 886 896 916 830 897 884 892 888 906 823 843 863 864 862 818 844 897 850 783 862 901 876 883 840 852 800 862 877 901 861 843 822 828 823 884 830 835 907 891 843 845 826 768 840 877 864 887 796 833 842 843 851 881 874

3.1 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.5 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.0 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.3 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.1 3.1 3.5 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0

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VALUE $4,439 $4,437 $4,437 $4,435 $4,431 $4,417 $4,415 $4,407 $4,402 $4,401 $4,391 $4,391 $4,386 $4,383 $4,380 $4,380 $4,379 $4,379 $4,377 $4,376 $4,376 $4,375 $4,369 $4,369 $4,369 $4,369 $4,368 $4,366 $4,359 $4,355 $4,354 $4,353 $4,346 $4,341 $4,337 $4,336 $4,331 $4,330 $4,329 $4,326 $4,326 $4,323 $4,320 $4,312 $4,312 $4,311 $4,310 $4,308 $4,306 $4,303 $4,303 $4,301 $4,301 $4,301 $4,297 $4,296 $4,295 $4,290 $4,289 $4,288 $4,284 $4,284 $4,282 $4,282 $4,280 $4,279 $4,278 $4,277 $4,276 $4,276 $4,276 $4,272


TOP 250 DOLLAR VALUE HERDS

HERD OWNER 3X 217 * Matt & Mandy Nunes 218 219 * 220 T * 222 223 * 224 * 225 226 * 227 * T 229 230 T * 232 * 233 * 234 * 235 * 236 237 238 T * 240 241 242 * T * 244 * 245 246 * 247 * 248 * 249 * 250 * T *

MSU Dairy Dept Grass Ridge Farm LLC Wolschleger Dairy Herrema Dairy Brandon Dezeeuw Irish Acres Dairy LLC Baker Lads Farm Pieter Sijbrandi Larry E. Haywood Country Dairy Rick & Jim Surbrook John & Dee Winkelman David & Jane Pescinski Brian Brunink Keith Wood Dave & Jacki Meinert Lewis Century Stock Farms Inc. Bebow Dairy Inc. John Welter Claytop Holsteins David Heberling Seven Oaks Dairy LLC Chris & Jeremy Brenner Brooks Dairy Farms Mark Yeazel Huebner Farms LLC Jed & Kristie Court Mike Bosscher Green Meadow Farms Inc. Oesch Swisslane United Vision Dairy LLC Tubergen Dairy Farm LLC Noll Farms Nobis Dairy Farms

ADDRESS Chippewa Falls, WI Lansing, MI Pittsville, WI Harbor Beach, MI Fair Oaks, IN Lake City, MI Sidney, OH Clayton, MI Thorp, WI Hastings, MI New Era, MI Rives Junction, MI Watertown, WI Colby, WI McBain, MI Kingston, MI Saint Cloud, WI Lagrange, IN St. Louis, MI Croswell, MI Howard City, MI Carsonville, MI Kaukauna, WI Litchfield, MI Waupaca, WI Eaton, OH Kaukauna, WI Black Creek, WI McBain, MI Elsie, MI Alto, MI Mishicot, WI Ionia, MI Coleman, WI St Johns, MI

BREED HERD SIZE H H J H H H H H H J H H H H H H H B H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H

138 261 57 132 4129 88 1161 552 169 196 103 100 77 57 1103 132 101 142 1257 113 283 108 937 183 310 125 246 87 268 4027 1748 981 980 486 1057

MILK

FAT

FAT %

PROT

PROT %

VALUE

27,279 25,778 22,500 26,248 28,248 26,690 28,225 29,558 26,570 21,973 28,294 28,413 26,134 26,893 28,083 28,007 27,704 24,362 28,056 27,393 25,975 26,232 28,558 30,425 25,570 27,428 27,812 26,508 26,942 26,992 27,828 27,865 28,518 27,850 29,793

988 1,060 1,046 1,040 1,009 1,030 994 987 1,013 1,038 963 981 1,011 1,022 989 976 1,002 1,029 1,001 1,037 1,044 1,019 995 950 1,030 965 1,019 1,020 1,027 1,027 992 996 986 989 981

3.6 4.1 4.6 4.0 3.6 3.9 3.5 3.3 3.8 4.7 3.4 3.5 3.9 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.6 4.2 3.6 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.5 3.1 4.0 3.5 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.3

888 797 815 819 857 831 874 880 847 817 905 882 844 829 870 886 853 819 851 805 796 827 856 912 812 891 822 820 810 808 851 845 857 850 859

3.3 3.1 3.6 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.7 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.4 3.0 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.1 2.9

$4,268 $4,267 $4,264 $4,261 $4,261 $4,260 $4,256 $4,252 $4,249 $4,247 $4,240 $4,240 $4,238 $4,236 $4,236 $4,235 $4,234 $4,231 $4,228 $4,227 $4,225 $4,224 $4,224 $4,223 $4,221 $4,216 $4,216 $4,213 $4,211 $4,207 $4,205 $4,204 $4,203 $4,196 $4,196

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Gross Farms

Progressive Dairy Producer of the Year As third-generation dairy producers, Steve and Phil Gross have played a large role in the evolution of their family’s 140-cow registered Holstein herd. Over the past five years, the Weidman, Michigan dairy built a double 10 parlor, expanded their herd by 38 cows, switched to three times-a-day milking and increased their Rolling Herd Average (RHA) by over 8,150 pounds of milk. Hard work and the support of their large family has helped make these advancements possible, but above all, Gross believes a humble demeanor is what builds a successful business. “A long time ago, a friend said something that really stuck with me and ultimately affects the management decisions we make for our dairy,” explained Gross. “Know what you don’t know.” Today, with that mentality leading the way, 10

Gross Farms is being awarded the NorthStar Progressive Dairy Producer of the Year Award for their consistent production improvements. Established in 1975, the Progressive Dairy Producer of the Year Award recognizes the herd that has shown the greatest total increase in dollar value over the past five years. “We’re very honored to receive this award and are excited about the advancements we’ve made throughout the past five years,” stated Gross. “One change that has positively affected our herd is switching to custom harvesting. After talking to our neighbors and nutritionist, we realized we were wasting a lot of time and efficiencies by doing all of the forage harvesting ourselves.” By hiring a custom harvesting team, the dairy is able to cut down on equipment and labor costs as well as improve their forage

quality. “Since switching to custom harvesting, our feed quality has increased dramatically, which is crucial for our herd – quality feed means healthy cows and healthy cows produce well,” explained Gross. “In the past it would take us more than five days to get our crops from the field to the bunker. Our custom harvester is able to get our crops from the field to the bunks and covered in two days! Not only are we saving money on equipment maintenance and updates, but we’re able to reallocate labor, which has allowed us to switch to three-times-a-day milking.” “Now, we can also focus more labor on cow comfort,” claimed Gross. “We replace our sand beds two times a week as well as level the sand and scrape the barns two times a day to make sure our animals are relaxed and comfortable. Ensuring that our cows are

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never hungry is also very important for both comfort and production. We feed fresh forage three-times-a-day and our animals eat from a double-sided bunk, which means they don’t have to stretch to reach their food and we don’t need to worry about pushing up the feed.” Following the standard of top quality, the Gross’ herd is also held to high standards when it comes to record keeping and lactation performance. Using NorthStar’s DHI services since 1958, the dairy utilizes their monthly data to help guide herd management decisions. “We’ve been DHI testing as far back as I can remember,” laughed Gross. “The fact the we’ve been using this service so long and we still rely on it today, is a true testament to how valuable it is to our herd’s success!” “The first thing I look at when we receive our DHI data is SCC,” Gross explained. “If an animal reports a high SCC, we make sure any cases of mastitis are treated and give her time to heal. If she’s flagged as a high SCC cow the next month, then it’s time for her to leave our farm.”

Our DHI information Progressive Dairy really helps us see each individual cow - something Producer Recipients 2017 Gross Farm, Inc. Weidman, MI we wouldn’t be able to 2016 Heiman’s Holsteins, Marshfield, WI comprehend without our 2015 Zoromski Family Farms, Custer, WI 2014 Feltz Family Farm, Steven’s Point, WI monthly DHI updates. Consultant] if they’ve seen any daughters out of these bulls and what they look like.” “Of course, sire selection is much easier thanks to Moss and Steve [Reed, NorthStar Team Leader] who mated our herd for over 10 years,” claimed Gross. “We use the information from our SMS evaluations to help us select sires that will ultimately improve the quality of our future herd. Our evaluations also free up a lot of time in my day that I used to spend studying pedigrees – which is a big plus.”

Though the Grosses have made awardwinning herd improvements over the past five years, they are not ready to slow down, but rather look to the future for further opportunities. “We’re excited to install the “We also use our DHI data to really analyze CowManager® herd health monitoring system individual animals. If we’re having trouble in November,” exclaimed Gross. “There are so getting a cow bred, I’ll look at her history in many things that happen in the barn when PCDART to see how she’s producing, if she has we’re somewhere else on the farm, and this been reported as a high SCC animal and how system will really give us insight on how to many days she spends open in a regular cycle. improve our herd even more. Installing a Once I take all of that information into account, system like CowManager has been a long time it’s much easier to make a decision about her coming!” future. In all, our DHI information really helps Knowing what they don’t know has helped us see each individual cow – something we Gross Farms improve almost every aspect of wouldn’t be able to comprehend without our their dairy through a little investigation and monthly data updates.” a lot of friendly help from their neighbors The dairy also depends on their NorthStar and NorthStar team. “We’re thankful for the team for quality herd genetics. “We enlist decisions my dad made when he ran the farm, both our NorthStar Sales Representative and we’re excited to see what the future holds and Genetic Consultant when making sire for our family dairy,” said Gross. decisions. Our field representatives are Gross Farms was established in 1926 and extremely important to our reproduction is operated by brothers Steve and Phil Gross program and we really value their opinions,” along with Steve’s son Matt and nephew Kevin Gross noted. “I typically look at bulls that I Gross. know are going to make a stylish, functional ~Kailey Watson cow who have solid pedigrees, then I ask Lynnae [Dick, NorthStar Sales Representative] or Moss [McCauley, NorthStar Genetic

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DHI data helps to track trends and distinguish between a seasonal anomaly and a true trend. “As a financial consultant, I use DHI data for establishing, monitoring and projecting the benchmarks used in tracking herd performance,” said Steve Maier, Financial Consultant at Agri-Business Consultants, LLC, a consulting arm of Vita-Plus Corporation. A money manager by trade, Maier uses his client’s DHI information as a platform to build an accurate assessment of efficiencies and profitability. “We use a variety of DHI reports based on the type of financial analysis that we’re providing to a particular client,” explained Maier. “The data received from DHI testing provides important opportunities for

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tracking trends and distinguishing between a seasonal anomaly and a true trend – either negative or positive. To be able to determine a true, data supported issue within a herd, and then act accordingly to resolve the issue, makes DHI information very valuable! Maier also has first-hand experience with dairymen who invest in DHI but aren’t taking full advantage of everything their milk samples are trying to tell them. “I believe a lot of producers understand the value of DHI data, but aren’t utilizing the information to improve their operation,” noted Maier. “Routine DHI testing provides an organized, transferable system of data collection that can be utilized to determine many things about a dairy, including financial performance – and it’s right at our fingertips.”

Aside from his role as a financial consultant, Maier is the owner of a 30cow Registered Holstein herd in Jim Falls, Wisconsin. A believer in the importance of DHI testing, Maier relies on DHI data to track trends within his own herd. “We invested in DHI to have the ability to track individual cow performance, reproductive history, to assist with culling and breeding decisions and much more,” Maier said. “DHI data is important to the success of our herd because it gives us the opportunity to constantly make improvements.” As an investor in DHI, how are you using your data? Maier argues, “If you’re not using DHI information to track herd performance and trends, how will you know when and where improvements need to be made?”

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TOP DOLLAR VALUE HOLSTEIN COWS BY AGE 305 DAY LACTATIONS HERD OWNER

ADDRESS

COW ID

SIRE ID

MILK

FAT

FAT %

PROT

PROT %

VALUE

Jr. Two-Year-Old Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN GENEVA LET IT SNOW 38,800 1,972 5.1 1,370 3.5 $7,706 Gordon Dick McBain, MI 2215 BRAXTON 32,385 1,839 5.7 942 2.9 $6,518 Tag Lane Farm Ixonia, WI 10019 CABRIOLET 34,630 1,688 4.9 1,119 3.2 $6,491 Quantum Dairy LLC Weyauwega, WI 2652 DASHAWN 33,323 1,710 5.1 1,044 3.1 $6,397 Tag Lane Farm Ixonia, WI 10035 RACER 39,048 1,528 3.9 1,272 3.3 $6,397 Sr. Two-Year-Old Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN BAR MOGUL 39,691 2,057 5.2 1,432 3.6 $8,043 Country Aire Farms Greenleaf, WI 15060 42,227 1,931 4.6 1,211 2.9 $7,292 Schuh View Dairy LLC Kaukauna, WI 2485 GOLDENBOY 35,203 2,018 5.7 1,072 3.0 $7,228 Lew-Max LLC Belding, MI 5548 GRANPA 37,462 2,064 5.5 1,008 2.7 $7,220 Duane & Laurie Van Polen Marion, MI 741 SOLUTION 37,238 1,898 5.1 1,193 3.2 $7,168 Jr. Three-Year-Old Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN BROOKLY MOGUL 37,939 2,047 5.4 1,245 3.3 $7,646 Country Aire Farms Greenleaf, WI 13441 EMERALD 40,172 1,880 4.7 1,367 3.4 $7,470 Andy, Joan & Larry Meyer Chilton, WI RAYNEE PUNCH 37,050 1,916 5.2 1,286 3.5 $7,397 Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN MCCUT MCCUTCHEN 36,205 1,975 5.5 1,210 3.3 $7,394 Brickstead Dairy LLC Greenleaf, WI 4947 REALITY-RED 41,804 1,890 4.5 1,231 2.9 $7,228 Sr. Three-Year-Old United Pride Dairy LLC Phillips, WI 5889 MEL 41,323 2,018 4.9 1,374 3.3 $7,832 Schuh View Dairy LLC Kaukauna, WI 1357 MAURY 33,211 2,201 6.6 1,078 3.2 $7,698 Tag Lane Farm Ixonia, WI 8804 69002462 44,406 1,874 4.2 1,466 3.3 $7,656 Lew-Max LLC Belding, MI 5187 GABOR 42,882 2,130 5.0 1,097 2.6 $7,567 Jamey Klaasen Coopersville, MI 1720 39,688 2,030 5.1 1,183 3.0 $7,483 Four-Year-Old River Ridge Dairy Co. Inc. Gordon Dick Country Aire Farms Andy, Joan & Larry Meyer Cary Dairy Farm

Coopersville, MI 1138 MELO 42,715 2,471 5.8 1,094 2.6 $8,418 McBain, MI 1956 BRAXTON 45,090 2,395 5.3 1,062 2.4 $8,166 Greenleaf, WI 11539 PALERMO 37,463 2,268 6.1 1,215 3.2 $8,141 Chilton, WI MAISIE ERNIE 45,247 2,133 4.7 1,332 2.9 $8,042 Battle Creek, MI 7325 PLANET 41,170 2,026 4.9 1,372 3.3 $7,848

Five-Year-Old Duane & Laurie Van Polen Marion, MI 535 DESMOND 43,340 2,460 5.7 1,212 2.8 $8,624 Charles & Christopher Weber Elmwood, WI 235 MEGA-MAN 34,656 2,507 7.2 1,102 3.2 $8,515 Tag Lane Farm Ixonia, WI 7889 STRATEGIST 46,887 1,949 4.2 1,565 3.3 $8,042 Lew-Max LLC Belding, MI 7139 MANO 42,168 2,153 5.1 1,233 2.9 $7,893 Country Aire Farms Greenleaf, WI 10256 SAMARI 45,829 2,070 4.5 1,331 2.9 $7,883 Aged Cows Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN DASHA MASSEY 56,457 3,142 5.6 2,034 3.6 Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN CONNIE COLBY 46,963 2,695 5.7 1,707 3.6 Darrell & Bonita Richard Goshen, IN BEATRIX BOXER 43,094 2,614 6.1 1,296 3.0 Tag Lane Farm Ixonia, WI 7466 SHOTTLE 47,250 2,035 4.3 1,543 3.3 Tag Lane Farm Ixonia, WI 7176 O MAN 45,357 1,963 4.3 1,330 2.9

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$11,977 $10,197 $9,177 $8,215 $7,611

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BEYOND Production Julie Ainsworth, Coordinator Dairy Records Analysis

We all know DHI data is amazingly valuable for monitoring production; but it is equally as valuable for reproduction and determining the future makeup of your herd. Here are examples of ways to make more profit-driven decisions using your data collected from your DHI test day regarding four commonly asked questions on your dairy. Breed or don’t breed? In my experience farms often establish an arbitrary Days in Milk (DIM) benchmark to determine if a cow should be inseminated or not. Is this the best metric to use based on available data? I propose not. Following are three data points which deserve consideration when trying to answer this question. Index Lact # DIM Curr. ECM Pre Cur LTD LTD Repro All Reasons Curr Proj 1. Somatic Cell Count (SCC), and TD Rating SCC SCC F% P% Code on Report TD 305A Milk Score Score MCM MCM whether a cow is chronic. 2. Money Corrected Milk (MCM) is a robust figure that accounts for more than just pounds of fat and protein. 3. Energy Corrected Milk (ECM) rating within the herd (A, B, C, D, E) is another metric to determine a cow’s profitability when values for MCM are not available.

1032

5

123

123.3

D

6.9

7.2

2.8

2.6

CHRONIC SCC

86.4

24761

1224

4

192

69.5

D

6.7

8.5

3.9

3.0

CHRONIC SCC

76.7

26160

1482

3

219

79.7

D

7.9

7.9

2.8

3.0

CHRONIC SCC

76.6

22640

1592

3

73

83.1

E

5.5

8.6

4.2

3.1

CHRONIC SCC

83.2

20893

1909

6

73

117.8

D

5.7

5.2

3.6

2.7

CHRONIC SCC

94.3

24437

2034

2

233

45.2

C

0.1

1.2

3.8

3.1

OPEN

50.5

25817

N

Cull or keep? What data are you using to decide whether a cow deserves a spot in the herd? Open or pregnant? Pounds of milk? Considering more data could allow for a better-informed, more profitable decision. When making this determination Index Lct. DIM ECM Current Current Current Current Lact SCC DCC Current Current I suggest using MCM. MCM factors in # Rating TD Milk TD MCM TD %F SCC Scr Scr TD %P Est. IOFC$ pay prices to the producer, along with 11 3 171 E 35.2 27.9 2.8 3.1 2.7 10 2.9 0.35 SCC bonuses, hauling and advertising 3537 4 458 C 38.2 40.2 3.7 3.1 2.5 144 3.8 1.80 costs and cost per pound of dry matter 4333 2 368 A 32.3 35.3 4.1 4.2 2.6 3.5 1.47 to determine each cow’s Income Over 4658 2 256 E 23.5 20.5 3.3 1.1 0.6 2.7 -0.23 Feed Costs (IOFC). IOFC is a much more 5515 1 229 C 67.5 30.9 1.8 5.3 3.7 138 1.8 0.67 accurate metric to base this decision on and a range of $2.00-$2.50 generally means break even. A cull list including MCM and IOFC looks like this. Even though some cows are pregnant, when your decisions are profit driven, there should be a cutoff for Days Carrying Calf (DCC). Ultimately looking at more data to make culling decisions can have a more impactful benefit to the bottom line, than just pounds of milk or SCC. Too many heifers… which to keep? If you have too many heifers and are not genomic testing, how do you decide which ones to keep? Parent Average for Net Merit Dollars (NM$) is a very good ranking tool. It’s a more complete selection tool than just milk production as it accounts for other profit drivers like pounds of fat and protein, Productive Life (PL), the ability to avoid mastitis, fertility, calving ability, the ability to survive and udder, feet and leg and body weight composites. NM$ also uses both the dam and sire information, not just sire information as some rankings might do.

Highest NM$ Heifers Index

Sire

Dam

Birth Date

Heifer NM$

Dam NM$

6745

7HO11351

5848

8/18/17

+776

+696

6661

7HO13251

5819

5/5/17

+710

+586

6470

7HO13251

8364

9/22/16

+691

+548

6478

7HO12165

5618

10/2/16

+674

+505

6663

7HO13251

8548

4/27/17

+660

+485

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BEYOND Production Continued With NM$ you can easily see a heifer’s value and how they Lowest NM$ Heifers rank within the herd. Having this data allows you to make more Index Sire Dam Birth Date Heifer NM$ Dam NM$ informed decisions regarding culling; using sexed or conventional 6368 73464594 5750 5/26/16 +12 +23 semen; breeding to beef; or if an animal is a good embryo recipient 5898 7HO10429 4381 10/13/14 +26 -189 candidate. 6308 7264466 5655 3/17/16 +85 +170 If you are considering genomic testing, but don’t want to test all 6258 7HO10723 4883 1/27/16 +93 -87 the animals, a report like this allows you to focus in on a specific 6326 7264466 5688 4/6/16 +111 +222 group. One strategy is to test the highest animals for consideration as flush animals or to be bred with sexed semen. Alternatively you could test the lowest animals to look for heifers you don’t want to keep or propagate in the herd. Where future genetics come from If you have more heifers in the herd than you will ever reasonably need, you can be selective on where your future offspring will come from. Take a look at Low Performance Rated animals (E rating in PCDART), that are also low on NM$ ($100 or less in this example). Consider if these are the types of genetics you want to build your future herd on. My guess is the answer is no, so this becomes a data-driven resource for managing who your future replacements will be. Big questions deserve supporting data The ideas shared here are just the tip of the iceberg regarding the types of information that can be obtained from DHI that can help you make more profit-driven decisions. DHI data is powerful information that is often underutilized. Tapping into the full potential of your DHI milk samples begins to tell the rest of the story and allows you to make more informed, profit-driven decisions for your dairy.

Index

Lact #

DIM

ECM Rating

NM$

1136

5

200

E

-84

1307

4

135

E

-49

1406

3

129

E

-66

1410

3

354

E

-157

1519

3

195

E

+71

1592

3

74

E

+53

The information we receive from DHI is very valuable to every aspect of our operation. As farm manager at Cary Dairy Farm, Inc, Dave Schroder oversees almost every aspect of the 1,180-cow Holstein herd including breeding decisions. “Julie [Ainsworth] uses our DHI data to create a report that gives us a ‘big picture’ look at what is going on in our breeding program,” explained Schroder. “Part of her report shows first service conception rates for our 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th and greater lactation groups. If our cows aren’t getting pregnant on the first service after 75 DIM, then we know it’s time to investigate what might be going on and make a decision about whether we’re going to breed those cows again, or if they’re going on the cull list.” 16

For Cary Dairy, this investigation can lead to many different answers, but the tools needed to find these solutions all stem from their DHI data. “There are many things to consider when something looks ‘off’ on our report,” said Schroder. “We can look at how each cow is preforming production-wise, if her SCC is increasing and even how profitable she is to our bottom line considering that we participate in a component driven market.” “Many people have their hands on this information, and they are all part of the solution,” explained Schroder. “Our vet looks at our data and considers how we can improve our herd’s efficiencies from our timed A.I. program to which animals need to leave because of continued high SCC or other chronic illness. Our nutritionist makes changes to our herd’s ration

based on our production, start-up milk, peak milk and of course components.” “Once we’ve reviewed all of the information and received input from our specialists, the answer is fairly clear,” stated Schroder. “We know what we need to improve, and what animals are ready to leave. Sometimes the solution is as simple as getting a NorthStar specialist on our farm to give our breeders an A.I. refresher course.” For Cary Dairy, DHI data is used as an aid in nearly all their management decisions. “It’s funny to watch how many people are looking for this information,” laughed Schroder. “When your vet, nutritionist and even your banker depend on this data to determine the profitability of your business, you know it’s important!”

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TOP HERDS BY SIZE AND DOLLAR VALUE

HERD OWNER ADDRESS BREED HERD SIZE MILK FAT FAT % PROT PROT % VALUE 3X 25-74 Cows Nor-Bert Farms 1 * Bremen, IN B 33 30,258 1,526 5.0 1,101 3.6 $6,044

2 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 12 13 14 * 15 16 17 * 18 19 * 20 21 22 * 23 24 25

Bruce & Brenda Long Larry E. Haywood Floyd & Calvin Brandt Ron & Nicole Wussow Tim & Sandy Verhage Badger Holsteins Cole Apple Farm United Pride Dairy LLC Cyclone Dairy Wilstar Holsteins Steve Landis Justin & Darci Daniels Petro Farms Calvin Bodeis Dave Klamer Merle Martin Max L Paul Steve Maier Tim Baker Milk Source Genetics LLC Grass Ridge Farm LLC David & Jane Pescinski Wesley B. Horst Jesse & Rachel Thoma

New London, WI Hastings, MI Bryant, WI Cecil, WI Allegan, MI Unity, WI Bancroft, MI Phillips, WI Deer Park, WI Pine River, WI Goshen, IN Hixton, WI Gobles, MI Mayville, MI Conklin, MI Conrath, WI Goshen, IN Jim Falls, WI Byron Center, MI Kaukauna, WI Pittsville, WI Colby, WI Spencer, WI Manawa, WI

H X X H H X X J X H H H J H H H H H H H J H H H

56 70 41 47 25 58 42 36 34 69 34 44 43 59 49 64 70 28 70 54 57 57 57 68

34,467 32,475 30,005 33,175 29,766 27,613 26,457 23,024 28,297 27,984 27,749 26,915 24,777 27,330 28,999 28,069 25,622 27,515 25,896 25,708 22,500 26,893 27,284 25,304

1,231 1,155 1,209 1,166 1,189 1,149 1,197 1,164 1,074 1,130 1,110 1,086 1,065 1,025 1,013 1,078 1,075 1,015 1,042 1,033 1,046 1,022 1,025 996

3.6 3.6 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.2 4.5 5.1 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.3 3.8 3.5 3.8 4.2 3.7 4.0 4.0 4.6 3.8 3.8 3.9

1,089 1,029 935 976 919 942 846 880 962 888 877 862 862 892 906 823 818 883 835 843 815 829 799 831

3.2 3.2 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.2 3.8 3.4 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.5 3.3 3.1 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.6 3.1 2.9 3.3

$5,284 $4,972 $4,919 $4,896 $4,837 $4,780 $4,709 $4,690 $4,631 $4,625 $4,553 $4,462 $4,407 $4,369 $4,368 $4,366 $4,346 $4,326 $4,297 $4,290 $4,264 $4,236 $4,185 $4,173

75-149 Cows 1 Darrell & Bonita Richard Goshen, IN H 84 31,852 1,413 4.4 1,000 3.1 $5,562 2 * Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN H 114 28,454 1,316 4.6 998 3.5 $5,311 3 * Gross Farm Inc. Weidman, MI H 140 35,194 1,205 3.4 1,040 3.0 $5,122 4 Brantmeier Hilrose Dairy Sherwood, WI H 111 31,282 1,234 3.9 962 3.1 $5,037 5 Randy & Chris Holewinski Seymour, WI H 79 32,524 1,198 3.7 1,001 3.1 $5,025 6 * New-Day Dairy Athens, WI H 102 33,708 1,138 3.4 1,037 3.1 $4,947 7 Robert Lee Marion, MI H 119 27,151 1,269 4.7 844 3.1 $4,887 8 * Ladine Farms Bellevue, MI H 148 32,878 1,138 3.5 1,001 3.0 $4,874 9 Mike Lyon Eaton Rapids, MI H 119 31,488 1,121 3.6 938 3.0 $4,706 10 Jonas Zimmerman Wakarusa, IN H 136 27,016 1,195 4.4 840 3.1 $4,693 11 Starward Farms Sebewaing, MI H 92 27,667 1,132 4.1 901 3.3 $4,656 12 * Andy, Joan & Larry Meyer Chilton, WI H 111 27,751 1,140 4.1 889 3.2 $4,652 13 * Floyd & Calvin Brandt Bryant, WI H 79 30,403 1,123 3.7 908 3.0 $4,650 14 Foxland Farms LLC Greenleaf, WI H 113 32,040 1,074 3.4 950 3.0 $4,612 15 Jeff & Alisha Bigler Lakeview, MI H 85 28,354 1,116 3.9 888 3.1 $4,591 16 Charles Maurer Chilton, WI H 111 28,872 1,088 3.8 920 3.2 $4,584 17 Twinkle-Hill Brown Swiss Watertown, WI B 91 25,429 1,101 4.3 881 3.5 $4,536 18 * Hardscrabble Farms Jim Falls, WI H 140 28,655 1,062 3.7 920 3.2 $4,519 19 Henry & Mark Ziel Port Austin, MI H 113 25,685 1,108 4.3 822 3.2 $4,437 T * Ambrosius Dairy Farm Seymour, WI H 126 28,542 1,068 3.7 871 3.1 $4,437 21 * Na-Lar Farms Hanover, MI H 96 29,483 1,008 3.4 916 3.1 $4,376 22 * Roos Farms LLC Amery, WI H 138 24,714 1,097 4.4 783 3.2 $4,331 23 Leahy Farms Inc. Brandon, WI H 131 26,964 1,037 3.8 852 3.2 $4,320 24 Jeff & Jill Pinter Curtiss, WI H 91 29,025 1,013 3.5 877 3.0 $4,311 25 * Petro Farms Gobles, MI X 81 28,537 994 3.5 901 3.2 $4,310 150-299 Cows 1 * E. Kuyers & Sons West Olive, MI H 168 35,762 1,279 3.6 1,107 3.1 $5,441 2 * Gordon Dick McBain, MI H 258 33,756 1,216 3.6 1,001 3.0 $5,071 3 * Doug Westendorp Nashville, MI H 241 32,161 1,183 3.7 998 3.1 $4,981 4 * Curry Farms No.3 Tawas City, MI H 211 30,278 1,212 4.0 936 3.1 $4,929 5 * United Pride Dairy LLC Phillips, WI X 192 26,342 1,179 4.5 938 3.6 $4,846 6 * Dan, Paul & Nate Elzinga Zeeland, MI H 254 29,928 1,178 3.9 925 3.1 $4,821 7 Charles & Christopher Weber Elmwood, WI H 164 28,964 1,190 4.1 902 3.1 $4,805 8 Harold Dodde Falmouth, MI H 259 29,024 1,129 3.9 911 3.1 $4,670 9 * Bruce Riffle Custer, MI H 163 29,408 1,156 3.9 874 3.0 $4,665 10 * Duane & Janet Molhoek Falmouth, MI H 166 29,606 1,138 3.8 895 3.0 $4,661 11 * Badger Holsteins Unity, WI H 268 30,252 1,075 3.6 956 3.2 $4,624 12 Ken Zuiderveen Falmouth, MI H 264 28,896 1,124 3.9 892 3.1 $4,619 13 * Carson Acres LLC Hesperia, MI H 153 30,931 1,081 3.5 936 3.0 $4,601 14 * Galen Schalk Hillman, MI H 232 29,775 1,090 3.7 923 3.1 $4,596 15 David Dezeeuw Falmouth, MI H 171 28,778 1,125 3.9 875 3.0 $4,588 16 * Meissner Chili, WI H 189 27,670 1,120 4.0 870 3.1 $4,564 17 Dale Brinks McBain, MI H 224 28,034 1,098 3.9 892 3.2 $4,553

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HERD OWNER

1 50-299 Cows Continued 18 * Curt Kohls 19 Mark Anderson 20 Silvershea Holsteins LLC 21 * Ed Walter Farm Inc. 22 * Neil Christianson 23 James & Brad Ritter 24 * Spartan Farm 25 Ron Brinks

ADDRESS Gillett, WI Waupaca, WI Omro, WI Oshkosh, WI Shiocton, WI Byron, MI Sparta, MI McBain, MI

BREED HERD SIZE H X H H H H H H

234 204 174 279 189 204 256 238

MILK

FAT

29,912 28,466 28,990 28,771 29,014 28,209 29,266 28,969

1,081 1,096 1,105 1,091 1,080 1,087 1,078 1,057

FAT % 3.6 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.6

PROT 905 882 867 881 889 876 886 901

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VALUE

3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1

$4,538 $4,529 $4,522 $4,515 $4,503 $4,494 $4,492 $4,469

3 00-499 Cows 1 * Zoromski Family Farms LLC Custer, WI H 401 32,112 1,304 4.1 1,037 3.2 $5,362 2 * Crandall Farms LLC Battle Creek, MI H 324 32,421 1,218 3.8 992 3.1 $5,057 3 * Ledgerock Dairy LLC Larsen, WI H 409 32,641 1,215 3.7 991 3.0 $5,048 4 * Dan & Tim Liner Van Dyne, WI H 455 33,531 1,164 3.5 1,046 3.1 $5,029 5 Duane & Laurie Van Polen Marion, MI H 300 29,156 1,213 4.2 887 3.0 $4,833 6 * Abel Acres Inc. Loyal, WI H 347 30,031 1,207 4.0 888 3.0 $4,821 7 * Granitehill Dairy Mosinee, WI H 376 30,747 1,139 3.7 952 3.1 $4,778 8 * Choates Belly Acres Cement City, MI H 453 32,257 1,121 3.5 973 3.0 $4,776 9 * House Farms Mt. Pleasant, MI H 350 30,938 1,124 3.6 951 3.1 $4,738 10 * Rick & Connie Schuessler Antigo, WI H 415 31,590 1,118 3.5 952 3.0 $4,726 11 * Meadow Muth Farms LLC Frankenmuth, MI H 378 30,745 1,139 3.7 925 3.0 $4,724 12 * Trappers Turn Dairy Scandinavia, WI H 323 31,040 1,123 3.6 938 3.0 $4,710 13 * Hopeless Dairy Inc. Sheldon, WI H 390 29,124 1,130 3.9 905 3.1 $4,660 T * Pasch MBM Weidman, MI H 314 31,373 1,113 3.5 925 2.9 $4,660 15 * Spring Brook Dairy Bear Creek, WI H 464 29,501 1,085 3.7 952 3.2 $4,641 16 * Dan Madden New London, WI H 403 29,981 1,096 3.7 932 3.1 $4,629 17 * Stutzman Family Farms LLC Conrath, WI H 323 31,817 1,085 3.4 944 3.0 $4,627 18 * First Farms Ionia, MI H 321 30,857 1,114 3.6 905 2.9 $4,622 19 * Buning Dairy LLC Falmouth, MI H 433 31,027 1,086 3.5 930 3.0 $4,601 20 * Cole Apple Farm Bancroft, MI H 367 28,246 1,154 4.1 840 3.0 $4,591 21 Stuart Farms Lowell, MI H 393 28,803 1,102 3.8 896 3.1 $4,572 22 * Jeff & Kevin Cole Bancroft, MI H 422 28,335 1,139 4.0 843 3.0 $4,560 23 * Sparks Quaker Acres Fremont, MI H 467 29,449 1,101 3.7 883 3.0 $4,544 24 * Rusk-Rose Holsteins Ladysmith, WI H 356 30,169 1,088 3.6 895 3.0 $4,536 25 * Allen Oberstadt Fremont, WI H 314 25,519 1,147 4.5 815 3.2 $4,521 500-999 Cows 1 * Wilson Family Farm Carson City, MI H 876 31,235 1,282 4.1 1,033 3.3 $5,298 2 * Pebble Knolls Dairy Brandon, WI H 756 32,177 1,243 3.9 1,009 3.1 $5,153 3 * Lew-Max LLC Belding, MI H 625 32,430 1,258 3.9 949 2.9 $5,073 4 * Brickstead Dairy LLC Greenleaf, WI H 920 32,468 1,202 3.7 1,003 3.1 $5,039 5 * Blaser Farms Inc. Gillett, WI H 574 31,954 1,213 3.8 961 3.0 $4,983 6 * Dave & Stacy Jauquet Luxemburg, WI H 651 33,787 1,148 3.4 1,022 3.0 $4,942 7 * Larry E. Haywood Hastings, MI H 882 33,947 1,135 3.3 1,032 3.0 $4,929 8 * John & Mark Egan New London, WI H 758 31,858 1,159 3.6 971 3.0 $4,867 9 * Chapin Family Farms Remus, MI H 733 31,181 1,178 3.8 946 3.0 $4,864 10 * Wegnerlann Dairy LLC Ettrick, WI H 798 30,988 1,149 3.7 979 3.2 $4,856 11 * Fred & Pat Beer Milford, IN H 981 31,856 1,157 3.6 952 3.0 $4,824 12 * Rodney Daniels Whittemore, MI H 503 31,345 1,151 3.7 958 3.1 $4,820 13 * Tony Rosbrugh West Branch, MI X 608 31,577 1,141 3.6 970 3.1 $4,819 14 * Hoffman’s Happy Holsteins LLC Peshtigo, WI H 639 34,682 1,083 3.1 1,016 2.9 $4,768 15 Emerald Acres De Pere, WI H 562 28,893 1,170 4.0 903 3.1 $4,757 16 * Jeff Brenner Hopkins, MI H 695 29,520 1,186 4.0 871 3.0 $4,734 17 * Grass Ridge Farm LLC Pittsville, WI H 532 30,725 1,100 3.6 973 3.2 $4,721 18 * H & H Dairy Bannister, MI H 644 28,129 1,195 4.2 848 3.0 $4,710 19 * Heiman’s Holsteins Auburndale, WI H 505 31,515 1,091 3.5 958 3.0 $4,670 20 * Kurt Chase Hastings, MI H 644 28,869 1,176 4.1 850 2.9 $4,667 21 * Pickart Dairy LLC Malone, WI H 728 29,434 1,139 3.9 893 3.0 $4,660 22 * Preston Farms Quincy, MI H 802 30,186 1,116 3.7 914 3.0 $4,644 23 * Neighborhood Dairy Kaukauna, WI H 973 28,256 1,123 4.0 872 3.1 $4,577 24 Burke Larsen Scottville, MI H 584 28,661 1,110 3.9 875 3.1 $4,550 25 Bob, Mike & Matt Cnossen Falmouth, MI H 593 28,589 1,106 3.9 878 3.1 $4,546

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TOP HERDS BY SIZE AND DOLLAR VALUE

3X HERD OWNER ADDRESS BREED HERD SIZE MILK FAT FAT % PROT PROT % VALUE 1000+ Cows

1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * T * 16 17 * 18 * 19 * T * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 *

Tag Lane Farm Country Aire Farms Wayside Dairy Rosy-Lane Holsteins LLC United Pride Dairy LLC Rickert Bros LLC Sugar Creek LLC Quantum Dairy LLC Jeff Shriver & Max Carlson Winkel Dairy LLC Cary Dairy Farm Jamey Klaasen Badger Holsteins Pine Breeze Dairy LLC Seidls Mtn View Dairy Schuh View Dairy LLC Lake Breeze Dairy Dairy Dreams Johnson Farm LLC Shiloh Dairy River Ridge Dairy Co. Inc. Stahl Bros. Dairy Da-Ran Dairy LLC Abel Dairy Farms Kinnard Farms Inc.

Ixonia, WI Greenleaf, WI Greenleaf, WI Watertown, WI Phillips, WI Eldorado, WI New London, WI Weyauwega, WI Fremont, MI Lake City, MI Battle Creek, MI Coopersville, MI Unity, WI Pine River, WI Luxemburg, WI Kaukauna, WI Malone, WI Casco, WI Daggett, MI Greenleaf, WI Coopersville, MI Luxemburg, WI Luxemburg, WI Fond Du Lac, WI Casco, WI

H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H

1271 3212 2031 1001 2140 1018 1290 2491 1529 1106 1176 1116 1875 2676 1130 1363 3196 3073 1634 2407 1476 1534 1797 1667 7735

33,811 33,256 31,337 30,057 31,372 30,029 30,544 31,080 31,443 30,851 31,037 29,230 30,294 29,621 29,778 26,382 30,309 29,813 28,657 28,968 27,918 29,286 28,635 29,232 30,044

1,362 1,276 1,286 1,264 1,200 1,227 1,221 1,186 1,134 1,146 1,158 1,159 1,088 1,127 1,104 1,194 1,075 1,070 1,097 1,081 1,110 1,078 1,079 1,072 1,028

4.0 3.8 4.1 4.2 3.8 4.1 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.7 4.0 3.6 3.8 3.7 4.5 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.7 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.4

1,097 998 964 947 1,024 925 931 954 954 917 900 875 962 902 931 795 930 934 891 911 867 906 896 886 922

3.2 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1

$5,628 $5,216 $5,171 $5,081 $5,074 $4,945 $4,942 $4,900 $4,770 $4,726 $4,723 $4,674 $4,669 $4,647 $4,647 $4,601 $4,573 $4,568 $4,549 $4,549 $4,534 $4,532 $4,514 $4,477 $4,439

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Where Is Your Dairy

Most Vulnerable? Mastitis PCR testing can tell you which of the main 16 mastitis causing organisms are present on your dairy. Consider that for every clinical case of mastitis there are another 20–40 sub-clinical cases present on your dairy. With so many risk factors present, it pays to know which organisms you are fighting.

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The parlor is a major culprit for the spread of contagious organisms like Staph aureus, Strep agalactiae and Mycoplasma spp (M. bovis). Evaluate milking equipment and milker training.

Teat end exposure is the biggest risk factor in dealing with environmental pathogens like Strep uberis and E. coli and Klebsiella (aka Coliforms). Evaluate freestall bedding frequency and type. • Sawdust can increase the risk of Klebsiella. • Straw can bring more exposure to environmental Streps. • Recycled manure increases the risk for E. coli, Klebsiella and Streps.

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66% of clinical Coliform mastitis cases that occur in cows less than 60 DIM began in the dry period. Check your bedding cleanliness and dry treatment protocol.

Heifers as young as 6 months old can become infected with Staph aureus. Fly control is an important aspect of managing Staph aureus.

Check for standing water or deep manure in return alley’s. Cows are most susceptible just after milking before the teat end closes.

E. coli and Klebsiella can have a significant impact on a cows likelihood to conceive. Other organisms such as Streptococci can reduce the likelihood of conception by as much as 55% when a clinical case is detected within a week after breeding. Enhancing producer profitability through integrated services.

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What’s BUGGING Your Cows? Doug Moyer, Director Dairy Herd Information

Mastitis causing “bugs” can be hiding almost anywhere on your dairy. When you know what organisms you are dealing with, an important next step is to use your DHI data to look at the impact. Elevated SCC can lead to more than just a costly case of mastitis… specific mastitis causing organisms effect reproduction as well. With evidence supporting the link between elevated SCC and reproductive performance, it’s important to consider all factors that come into play when troubleshooting a repro problem. Of course a global check of your breeding protocols is an important step, but be sure to consider other variables that your DHI test day data can provide. To the right are a few real-life examples showing how to use DHI data to get a more complete story about what may really be affecting your herd’s reproduction program. Don’t jump to the wrong conclusion Knowing the specific mastitis causing organisms is important to understanding the real challenge and possible solutions. That data, combined with using your DHI data to its fullest extent, can tell a more complete story about many things on your dairy, which could keep you from jumping to the wrong conclusion about how to solve a problem.

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Linear SCC and Days in Milk (DIM) In this example mature cows with a lactation average Linear SCC of 4.0 or greater took a significantly longer time to become pregnant (21 days) than cows under a 4.0. How does mastitis impact your reproduction program? If you know some reproimpacting organisms are present on your dairy, maybe you should see how much it’s costing and what options you have to manage it. SCC and Conception Another way to evaluate the impact of SCC on your cows using PCDART would be to look at it by conception. By splitting your herd into two groups for analysis, we can compare the conception rates of cows with a lactation linear SCC average over a 4.0 to those under a 4.0. The results for this dairy are significant and show that sometimes improving low conception might start with focusing on improving SCC. New Infections If you have identified new infections stemming from the dry period, it’s important to track the impact of changes you make. This graph is a way to see what your new infection rates are over time from the last SCC score of the previous lactation to # of cows without new infections by month. the first score of the current lactation. It is important to look # of new infection by month. at percentages and trends. Do the math - are your numbers improving? Have the changes you’ve made had an impact or do you need to change course? How to do the math: Add the number of cows from the same color bars together to find your total. (Example: Blue bars- 34+4=38.) Divide new infection number by total and you get your new infection rate for the 90 to 120 days ago (Blue bars 10.5%).

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TOP DOLLAR VALUE PROTEIN BREED COWS BY AGE HERD OWNER

ADDRESS

COW ID

SIRE ID

AGE

MILK

FAT

305 DAY LACTATIONS

FAT %

PROT

PROT %

VALUE

Ayrshire Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN ANNEKA BURDETTE Jr 2 yr 25,469 1,201 4.7 882 3.5 $4,789 Ron & Nicole Wussow Cecil, WI DEWDEW RIGGINS Jr 2 yr 27,081 973 3.6 763 2.8 $3,983 Rick & Jim Surbrook Rives Junction, MI 326 BURDETTE Sr 2 yr 21,263 718 3.4 741 3.5 $3,292 Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN BABIE DREAMER Jr 3 yr 38,735 2,347 6.1 1,294 3.3 $8,497 Petro Farms Gobles, MI 8052 BALTIMORE Jr 3 yr 29,134 1,164 4.0 907 3.1 $4,750 Terry Lautner Traverse City, MI 565 Sr 3 yr 18,173 954 5.2 588 3.2 $3,579 Van Handel Farms Appleton, WI DESTINE REALITY Sr 3 yr 19,497 887 4.5 617 3.2 $3,470 Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN TETRA BURDETTE 4 yr 32,546 1,503 4.6 1,133 3.5 $6,052 Tim Busch Cecil, WI DISCO BURDETTE 4 yr 25,280 1,025 4.1 808 3.2 $4,201 Dan Madden New London, WI 1339 RAMIUS 5 yr 29,717 1,062 3.6 924 3.1 $4,528 Andrew & Melanie Lucht Antigo, WI SPITZER POMEROY 5 yr 26,269 991 3.8 786 3.0 $4,073 Cloverkey Ayrshires Ladysmith, WI PAULANN Aged 29,226 1,080 3.7 927 3.2 $4,578 Larry E. Haywood Hastings, MI 4584 RAMIUS Aged 29,879 1,019 3.4 922 3.1 $4,416 Brown Swiss Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN ZURI BUSH Jr 2 yr 30,198 1,517 5.0 1,073 3.6 $5,966 Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN SUNSHIN DOUBLE DARE Jr 2 yr 28,995 1,424 4.9 1,067 3.7 $5,719 Sparks Quaker Acres Fremont, MI 5924 AGENDA Sr 2 yr 27,126 1,371 5.1 946 3.5 $5,345 Green Meadow Farms Inc. Elsie, MI 3969 GIT R DONE Sr 2 yr 28,964 1,362 4.7 931 3.2 $5,294 Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN TANGLED BROOKINGS Jr 3 yr 30,268 1,442 4.8 1,063 3.5 $5,758 Twinkle-Hill Brown Swiss Watertown, WI 854 CARTER Jr 3 yr 29,397 1,485 5.1 993 3.4 $5,727 Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN TWILIGH WONDERMENT Sr 3 yr 36,116 1,683 4.7 1,433 4.0 $7,101 Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN SBEATY TANBARK Sr 3 yr 33,685 1,717 5.1 1,327 3.9 $6,975 Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN FRAN VIGOR 4 yr 38,952 2,246 5.8 1,345 3.5 $8,345 Twinkle-Hill Brown Swiss Watertown, WI 790 4 yr 38,524 1,664 4.3 1,274 3.3 $6,742 Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN LANG SECRET 5 yr 41,835 2,292 5.5 1,569 3.8 $8,907 Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN STYLE LEGACY 5 yr 42,102 1,995 4.7 1,584 3.8 $8,190 Lewis Century Stock Farms Inc. Lagrange, IN SARA POLLYDEN Aged 34,198 1,616 4.7 1,091 3.2 $6,255 Jenlar Swiss Chilton, WI TRILIUM AGENDA Aged 28,909 1,506 5.2 1,040 3.6 $5,872 Guernsey Sparks Quaker Acres Fremont, MI 1312 Jr 2 yr 27,453 956 3.5 812 3.0 $4,038 Verl A Weaver Goshen, IN KEEP JACKPOT Jr 2 yr 18,739 946 5.0 632 3.4 $3,647 Verl A Weaver Goshen, IN TARYN VALIANT Sr 2 yr 19,538 1,002 5.1 642 3.3 $3,808 Verl A Weaver Goshen, IN MOLLY ADVANCE Sr 2 yr 16,397 809 4.9 544 3.3 $3,126 Riemer-Sawall Clintonville, WI 726 ROYALTY Jr 3 yr 26,860 1,094 4.1 850 3.2 $4,459 Dean Kronk Elkhart, IN NICOLE 68045166 Jr 3 yr 22,315 1,010 4.5 739 3.3 $4,023 Verl A Weaver Goshen, IN PARTY JACKPOT Sr 3 yr 22,913 1,310 5.7 734 3.2 $4,768 James Blessing Wakarusa, IN GRACIE Sr 3 yr 20,534 1,018 5.0 672 3.3 $3,909 Verl A Weaver Goshen, IN HAZEL VILLA-CREST RAINIER 4 yr 26,465 1,727 6.5 837 3.2 $6,023 Verl A Weaver Goshen, IN DHARMA JACKPOT 4 yr 22,652 1,590 7.0 782 3.5 $5,566 Verl A Weaver Goshen, IN MIA VILLA-CREST FAME 5 yr 27,941 1,261 4.5 829 3.0 $4,838 Verl A Weaver Goshen, IN ANNLISE MAGICMAN 5 yr 23,747 1,233 5.2 746 3.1 $4,599 Verl A Weaver Goshen, IN TIFFANY VILLA-CREST ETHAN Aged 18,582 913 4.9 622 3.3 $3,544 Dale & Becky Voelz Leopolis, WI GDLOOKN CHALLENGE Aged 16,551 842 5.1 648 3.9 $3,415 Jersey Dairy Dreams Country Aire Farms Jenks Jersey Farm Bill & Bob Gruppen Walnutdale Farms Ron & Nicole Wussow Petro Farms Ron & Nicole Wussow Dairy Dreams Walnutdale Farms Dairy Dreams Larry E. Haywood Dairy Dreams Johnson Farm LLC Jenks Jersey Farm Walnutdale Farms Country Aire Farms Country Aire Farms Walnutdale Farms Jenks Jersey Farm Walnutdale Farms Walnutdale Farms Walnutdale Farms Wayside Dairy United Pride Dairy LLC

Casco, WI 17822 SPARKY Jr 2 yr 34,505 1,501 4.4 1,146 3.3 $6,075 Greenleaf, WI 16484 MARKSMAN Jr 2 yr 35,416 1,253 3.5 1,022 2.9 $5,208 Marathon City, WI 3185 GOLDA Jr 2 yr 23,710 1,192 5.0 955 4.0 $4,909 Zeeland, MI 2165 VEGAS Jr 2 yr 23,902 1,250 5.2 839 3.5 $4,826 Wayland, MI 9497 CRITIC-P Sr 2 yr 21,795 1,553 7.1 941 4.3 $5,786 Cecil, WI BRAELYN PREMIER Sr 2 yr 29,653 1,492 5.0 1,006 3.4 $5,770 Gobles, MI 8209 ADVICE Sr 2 yr 27,629 1,442 5.2 999 3.6 $5,628 Cecil, WI 483 DELBERT Sr 2 yr 31,873 1,371 4.3 1,028 3.2 $5,512 Casco, WI 15797 TUESDAY Jr 3 yr 28,505 1,557 5.5 1,017 3.6 $5,954 Wayland, MI 8781 Jr 3 yr 26,511 1,507 5.7 944 3.6 $5,682 Casco, WI 16928 SPARKY Jr 3 yr 30,619 1,457 4.8 949 3.1 $5,571 Hastings, MI 396 CRITIC-P Jr 3 yr 25,681 1,389 5.4 1,009 3.9 $5,513 Casco, WI 15197 CELEBRITY Sr 3 yr 24,654 1,594 6.5 978 4.0 $5,965 Daggett, MI 2112 Sr 3 yr 36,273 1,313 3.6 1,190 3.3 $5,692 Marathon City, WI 2712 GOLDA Sr 3 yr 28,770 1,248 4.3 1,119 3.9 $5,380 Wayland, MI 8125 CELEBRITY Sr 3 yr 21,625 1,377 6.4 918 4.2 $5,298 Greenleaf, WI 10940 ACCESS 4 yr 34,545 1,459 4.2 1,109 3.2 $5,896 Greenleaf, WI 11911 VITO 4 yr 35,321 1,434 4.1 1,133 3.2 $5,882 Wayland, MI 6434 LENCREST 4 yr 25,905 1,506 5.8 910 3.5 $5,611 Marathon City, WI 2447 BRADLEY 4 yr 26,200 1,290 4.9 1,117 4.3 $5,478 Wayland, MI 5498 LELAND 5 yr 25,360 1,599 6.3 997 3.9 $6,016 Wayland, MI 7017 CELEBRITY 5 yr 23,692 1,589 6.7 910 3.8 $5,817 Wayland, MI 6843 CELEBRITY 5 yr 27,107 1,394 5.1 1,063 3.9 $5,634 Greenleaf, WI 10345 MAXIMUS 5 yr 25,983 1,492 5.7 939 3.6 $5,634 Phillips, WI 9754 Aged 32,161 1,612 5.0 1,191 3.7 $6,440

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TOP DOLLAR VALUE PROTEIN BREED COWS BY AGE 305 DAY LACTATIONS HERD OWNER Walnutdale Farms Zeinstra Farms LLC Richard Thomas

ADDRESS Wayland, MI Shelbyville, MI Middlebury, IN

COW ID

SIRE ID

4418 681 HANK-P COCO C’GAR

AGE Aged Aged Aged

MILK

FAT

27,661 31,835 25,576

1,436 1,399 1,514

FAT % 5.2 4.4 5.9

PROT 1,023 1,062 885

PROT % 3.7 3.3 3.5

VALUE $5,661 $5,650 $5,582

Milking Shorthorn Petro Farms Gobles, MI 1 CANCUN Jr 2 yr 24,789 1,067 4.3 818 3.3 $4,325 Johnson Farm LLC Daggett, MI 3910 Jr 2 yr 26,033 1,024 3.9 813 3.1 $4,209 Sam Bok Defiance, OH 223 BADGER Sr 2 yr 16,309 755 4.6 630 3.9 $3,160 Matt & Sarah Winker Belgium, WI 543 Sr 2 yr 21,910 716 3.3 600 2.7 $3,009 Johnson Farm LLC Daggett, MI 2383 LEWIS Jr 3 yr 30,997 1,236 4.0 881 2.8 $4,881 Petro Farms Gobles, MI 88 Jr 3 yr 25,072 817 3.3 819 3.3 $3,700 Mark Yeazel Eaton, OH 1211 ACE Sr 3 yr 22,155 1,122 5.1 851 3.8 $4,526 Mark Yeazel Eaton, OH 735 KYOTE Sr 3 yr 23,171 968 4.2 833 3.6 $4,104 Petro Farms Gobles, MI 745 4 yr 30,612 1,059 3.5 859 2.8 $4,393 Rick & Connie Schuessler Antigo, WI 92 360012770 4 yr 29,471 854 2.9 729 2.5 $3,619 Auburnvale Swiss Fremont, WI SEQUIN KOURT 5 yr 27,999 941 3.4 889 3.2 $4,153 D & P Dairy Marlette, MI 2263 CLAY 5 yr 24,784 956 3.9 727 2.9 $3,866 Thad Coning Goshen, IN 1008 JOE Aged 27,631 998 3.6 862 3.1 $4,242 Charlie & Katie Bue Alma Center, WI 6078 RED RUBEN Aged 23,684 943 4.0 818 3.5 $4,013 Red & White River Ridge Dairy Co. Inc. Coopersville, MI 3417 Jr 2 yr 27,088 1,306 4.8 849 3.1 $4,990 Ron & Nicole Wussow Cecil, WI ZAZU ABSOLUTE-RED Jr 2 yr 29,050 1,233 4.2 933 3.2 $4,974 James & Joseph Rieden Mount Calvary, WI 1637 LEADER P Sr 2 yr 36,033 1,425 4.0 1,054 2.9 $5,704 River Ridge Dairy Co. Inc. Coopersville, MI 2709 SPECTRUM*RC Sr 2 yr 28,222 1,472 5.2 931 3.3 $5,570 River Ridge Dairy Co. Inc. Coopersville, MI 2729 Jr 3 yr 37,550 1,388 3.7 1,166 3.1 $5,834 River Ridge Dairy Co. Inc. Coopersville, MI 2347 DAGGER-RED Jr 3 yr 32,852 1,477 4.5 905 2.8 $5,536 River Ridge Dairy Co. Inc. Coopersville, MI 2527 LARSON*RC Sr 3 yr 38,902 1,526 3.9 1,096 2.8 $6,044 River Ridge Dairy Co. Inc. Coopersville, MI 2796 REDLINER Sr 3 yr 31,872 1,485 4.7 1,045 3.3 $5,832 River Ridge Dairy Co. Inc. Coopersville, MI 2064 LIAISON-P*RC 4 yr 33,632 1,347 4.0 1,023 3.0 $5,444 River Ridge Dairy Co. Inc. Coopersville, MI 2264 LIAISON-P*RC 4 yr 30,859 1,253 4.1 938 3.0 $5,037 River Ridge Dairy Co. Inc. Coopersville, MI 1373 ALTATAILOR-RED 5 yr 34,094 1,653 4.8 1,012 3.0 $6,191 River Ridge Dairy Co. Inc. Coopersville, MI 1807 ARUDOLF-RED 5 yr 27,320 1,582 5.8 958 3.5 $5,899 River Ridge Dairy Co. Inc. Coopersville, MI 451 Aged 34,611 1,620 4.7 903 2.6 $5,893 James & Joseph Rieden Mount Calvary, WI 459 MARTIN Aged 35,533 1,256 3.5 968 2.7 $5,109

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TOP LIFETIME COWS FOR MILK PRODUCTION HERD OWNER

ADDRESS

COW ID

SIRE ID

LACT. #

MILK

FAT

FAT %

PROT

PROT %

Holstein Gordon Dick McBain, MI 843 MATHIE 11 398,893 16,501 4.1 11,256 2.8 Harold Dodde Falmouth, MI 1455 DANE 12 391,326 14,459 3.7 11,262 2.9 Ron Brinks McBain, MI COOKIE WIZARD 11 388,809 11,025 2.8 10,107 2.6 Lew-Max LLC Belding, MI 2628 BREEZE 8 387,727 11,853 3.1 11,706 3.0 H & H Dairy Bannister, MI 1280 10 387,165 13,386 3.5 11,168 2.9 Kohlman Dairy LLC Chilton, WI 639 WIZARD 13 383,317 12,689 3.3 11,060 2.9 Kohlman Dairy LLC Chilton, WI 1024 9 381,686 12,876 3.4 10,183 2.7 Country Aire Farms Greenleaf, WI 7021 9 369,679 12,766 3.5 9,972 2.7 Sam Yonkman McBain, MI 620 128086528 10 369,367 13,322 3.6 10,535 2.9 Gordon Dick McBain, MI 1204 BLITZ 7 363,117 12,448 3.4 9,009 2.5 Badger Holsteins Unity, WI 226 SAILOR 11 359,374 13,196 3.7 10,568 2.9 Mario Vanderhulst Strugis, MI 2048 MAGNUM 10 353,360 10,725 3.0 9,250 2.6 Dan & Tim Liner Van Dyne, WI 1062 O MAN 9 348,845 12,128 3.5 11,047 3.2 Rich-Ro Dairy St Johns, MI 376 ALTATMAC 12 347,477 10,796 3.1 9,510 2.7 Gordon Dick McBain, MI 1325 DAMION 7 342,765 10,658 3.1 9,034 2.6 Brecht Farm Shepherd, MI DIANE MARATHON 9 341,789 10,840 3.2 9,358 2.7 Mario Vanderhulst Strugis, MI 2361 BRET 10 338,843 10,672 3.1 9,158 2.7 Fred & Pat Beer Milford, IN 2083 DANE 9 337,034 10,732 3.2 9,549 2.8 Benthem Bros. McBain, MI 2536 O MAN 9 332,898 10,783 3.2 9,060 2.7 Tag Lane Farm Ixonia, WI 4884 CHAMP-ET 8 332,887 10,646 3.2 9,896 3.0 Gordon Dick McBain, MI 1190 O MAN 8 332,761 12,178 3.7 10,110 3.0 Quantum Dairy LLC Weyauwega, WI 3096 PIPPEN 8 332,043 12,391 3.7 10,788 3.2 Doug Westendorp Nashville, MI 1252 MAGNET 8 331,304 9,749 2.9 8,356 2.5 Crandall Farms LLC Battle Creek, MI 1618 O MAN 8 330,900 11,163 3.4 9,983 3.0 Kinnard Farms Inc. Casco, WI 4253 BLUE RIBBON 10 329,986 11,088 3.4 9,137 2.8 Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN VIVAN INTRIGUE 9 329,853 14,689 4.5 10,600 3.2 Tom Byl-Rose Vanderzwan Brownsville, WI 269 DUTCH BOY 10 329,209 12,414 3.8 10,182 3.1 United Pride Dairy LLC Phillips, WI 2326 CLOVER 8 329,156 12,382 3.8 10,202 3.1 Oesch Swisslane Alto, MI 4860 HILLCREST 10 326,110 9,049 2.8 9,326 2.9 Phillip Martin Akron, IN 45 8 324,298 10,943 3.4 8,456 2.6 Jeff & Jill Pinter Curtiss, WI SARA-BE CHAMPION 9 323,684 12,266 3.8 9,512 2.9 Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN SELITA AIRRAID 7 323,541 13,325 4.1 10,317 3.2 Cary Dairy Farm Battle Creek, MI 4953 CLASSIC 9 321,969 12,101 3.8 8,949 2.8 Dave & Stacy Jauquet Luxemburg, WI LUKA PIED 9 321,328 12,248 3.8 9,998 3.1 Floyd & Calvin Brandt Bryant, WI 153 COAL 9 320,343 9,299 2.9 8,125 2.5 Bob Van Daalwyk Hilbert, WI 413 SIR 9 320,176 10,339 3.2 8,634 2.7 Brantmeier Hilrose Dairy Sherwood, WI JOSIE DURHAM 9 319,980 11,009 3.4 9,566 3.0 Jeff & Alisha Bigler Lakeview, MI 661 MODEST 8 318,350 10,927 3.4 9,649 3.0 Buning Dairy LLC Falmouth, MI 2366 JOKER 10 318,272 11,670 3.7 9,007 2.8 Heritage Farms Wayland, MI 489 HILLCREST 9 318,016 9,193 2.9 8,743 2.7 Oesch Swisslane Alto, MI 5340 DANE 8 317,820 10,734 3.4 9,254 2.9 Dave & Stacy Jauquet Luxemburg, WI 1824 8 317,451 10,911 3.4 9,102 2.9 Preston Farms Quincy, MI 2282 MOSCOW 8 316,877 9,624 3.0 7,550 2.4 Cary Dairy Farm Battle Creek, MI 5041 CUMULUS 9 316,724 10,978 3.5 9,155 2.9 Bob, Mike & Matt Cnossen Falmouth, MI 2794 O MAN 8 316,601 12,108 3.8 10,023 3.2 Seidls Mtn View Dairy Luxemburg, WI 1811 8 315,367 6,754 2.1 8,330 2.6 Pebble Knolls Dairy Brandon, WI 1814 9 315,291 8,847 2.8 9,425 3.0 Quantum Dairy LLC Weyauwega, WI 5484 POTTER 8 314,819 10,086 3.2 8,881 2.8 Perkins Twin Creek Farm Inc. Wolcottville, IN 422 MOZER 11 314,763 9,689 3.1 7,378 2.3 Tom Zenz Grass Lake, MI 1473 BRIGHT 9 314,159 9,704 3.1 8,240 2.6 Perkins Twin Creek Farm Inc. Wolcottville, IN 763 8 314,107 6,223 2.0 6,304 2.0 Buning Dairy LLC Falmouth, MI 2538 BRIGHT 9 312,934 8,237 2.6 8,424 2.7 Dan & Tim Liner Van Dyne, WI 941 MORTY 10 312,218 10,568 3.4 9,277 3.0 H & H Dairy Bannister, MI 1342 8 311,961 9,118 2.9 9,122 2.9 Don & Diane Griffin Hastings, MI 349 9 311,899 10,286 3.3 9,307 3.0 Nobis Dairy Farms St Johns, MI 5749 WARRIOR 8 311,503 11,477 3.7 9,244 3.0 Sam Yonkman McBain, MI 78 ALTAALLY 9 309,928 12,635 4.1 9,473 3.1 Kinnard Farms Inc. Casco, WI 7285 CASHMERE 7 308,558 7,803 2.5 8,313 2.7 Chapin Family Farms Remus, MI 3079 ENVOY 9 308,502 10,022 3.2 8,395 2.7 Oesch Swisslane Alto, MI 6010 LYLE 7 308,153 14,380 4.7 9,241 3.0 Dick Van Rijn Deford, MI 1481 8 307,822 11,315 3.7 8,951 2.9 Country Aire Farms Greenleaf, WI 5303 ITO 10 307,681 8,190 2.7 8,321 2.7 Dave & Stacy Jauquet Luxemburg, WI 6134 TOUCHDOWN 9 307,641 8,382 2.7 8,322 2.7 Gordon Dick McBain, MI 1326 DESIGN 9 307,633 11,683 3.8 8,585 2.8 Ken Zuiderveen Falmouth, MI 204 REVENUE 9 307,479 13,476 4.4 10,068 3.3 Arlyn Walt Coopersville, MI 86 10 307,337 8,823 2.9 8,377 2.7 H & H Dairy Bannister, MI 1340 9 306,683 8,986 2.9 8,392 2.7 Clark Co-Line Corp Dorchester, WI 646 MARMAX 9 306,628 10,089 3.3 8,275 2.7 Tag Lane Farm Ixonia, WI 3146 ELAND 10 305,977 11,597 3.8 8,697 2.8 Tubergen Dairy Farm LLC Ionia, MI 1396 9 305,546 9,791 3.2 8,433 2.8 Andy, Joan & Larry Meyer Chilton, WI MALORIE 9 304,614 11,835 3.9 9,327 3.1

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TOP LIFETIME COWS FOR MILK PRODUCTION

SIRE ID

HERD OWNER

ADDRESS

COW ID

Rodney Daniels Rich Byma Sparks Quaker Acres Norris Dairy Farm Inc. Ron Brinks Pebble Knolls Dairy Country Aire Farms Quantum Dairy LLC United Pride Dairy LLC Bob, Mike & Matt Cnossen Chapin Family Farms Lew-Max LLC Ken Zuiderveen

Whittemore, MI Grant, MI Fremont, MI Hesperia, MI McBain, MI Brandon, WI Greenleaf, WI Weyauwega, WI Phillips, WI Falmouth, MI Remus, MI Belding, MI Falmouth, MI

2698 WIZARD 1345 874 TOUCH 5 BLITZ ROBERTA COMESTAR 2302 MARION 6123 3822 O MAN 2772 LETHAL 2669 O MAN 3667 2680 TOURNAME 330 ALTADENBY

LACT. #

MILK

FAT

FAT %

9 9 10 8 10 7 8 10 6 10 8 8 8

303,860 303,693 303,351 303,039 302,889 302,737 302,587 302,056 301,651 301,297 301,204 301,180 301,144

10,903 10,300 10,143 9,991 10,664 9,962 8,712 11,962 9,838 14,574 11,721 8,441 11,211

3.6 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.5 3.3 2.9 4.0 3.3 4.8 3.9 2.8 3.7

PROT 8,563 8,632 8,466 7,708 8,152 8,231 8,701 9,684 9,479 10,183 9,028 8,350 9,212

PROT % 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.9 3.2 3.1 3.4 3.0 2.8 3.1

Ayshire Landstad Dairy LLC Bonduel, WI PEPERMI POKER 9 235,815 7,665 3.3 6,635 2.8 Tim Busch Cecil, WI FADE TUXEDO 9 227,693 8,040 3.5 7,123 3.1 Brown Swiss Lewis Century Stock Farms Inc. Lagrange, IN DARIA ALTAPRONTO 7 279,000 10,311 3.7 9,165 3.3 Auburnvale Swiss Fremont, WI PUDDING ENERGY 5 265,112 9,945 3.8 9,128 3.4 Tony Rosbrugh West Branch, MI 2384 11 262,789 12,728 4.8 9,652 3.7 Jenlar Swiss Chilton, WI TREAT DYNASTY 8 248,698 11,112 4.5 8,555 3.4 Lewis Century Stock Farms Inc. Lagrange, IN ANDREA POLLYDEN 8 235,920 8,410 3.6 7,146 3.0 Auburnvale Swiss Fremont, WI PANSY 10 220,843 8,864 4.0 6,741 3.1 Jenlar Swiss Chilton, WI TAFFY LEGACY 5 214,880 10,374 4.8 7,572 3.5 Joe Ensz Middleton, MI 4016 6 213,886 7,569 3.5 6,809 3.2 Auburnvale Swiss Fremont, WI BRANDY EAGLE 12 207,901 9,221 4.4 7,209 3.5 Jason Weihrouch Melrose, WI JOJO BILLY BOB 9 201,509 7,295 3.6 6,731 3.3 Jersey Brent Moyer Caro, MI 182 DUNKIRK 7 256,221 6,379 2.5 5,474 2.1 Richard Buechel Chilton, WI MARLEY ACTION 11 252,220 12,002 4.8 9,487 3.8 Michael Heckaman Argos, IN BELLE SAMBO 9 245,113 11,069 4.5 8,512 3.5 Brent Moyer Caro, MI 189 SULTAN 5 222,837 6,025 2.7 4,526 2.0 Michael Heckaman Argos, IN PATSY CONNECTION 12 219,403 11,535 5.3 7,801 3.6 Jenks Jersey Farm Marathon City, WI 1320 PARKER 9 217,170 9,613 4.4 8,102 3.7 Saxon Homestead Farms Cleveland, WI 1743 PARAGON 11 205,817 10,342 5.0 7,634 3.7 Gordon Dick McBain, MI 2138 10 202,809 8,025 4.0 6,479 3.2 Brent Moyer Caro, MI 186 EXCITATION 7 201,838 5,463 2.7 3,872 1.9 Red & White Arden & Nicholas Eadie Conklin, MI 2905 REDWOOD RC 8 323,244 12,000 3.7 9,468 2.9 Arden & Nicholas Eadie Conklin, MI 3337 9 274,679 8,521 3.1 7,777 2.8 Arden & Nicholas Eadie Conklin, MI 3387 LIFE-RED 8 251,679 8,647 3.4 7,106 2.8 James & Joseph Rieden Mount Calvary, WI 561 ELAYO-RC 7 221,715 7,661 3.5 6,700 3.0 Arden & Nicholas Eadie Conklin, MI 3384 8 219,162 7,986 3.6 6,628 3.0 James & Joseph Rieden Mount Calvary, WI 497 ADVENT-RED 7 214,351 6,605 3.1 5,914 2.8 Arden & Nicholas Eadie Conklin, MI 3644 LAWN BOY P-RED 7 212,322 7,439 3.5 6,553 3.1 River Ridge Dairy Co. Inc. Coopersville, MI 8528 8 212,271 7,518 3.5 6,105 2.9 Arden & Nicholas Eadie Conklin, MI 3669 LAWN BOY P-RED 7 208,480 7,274 3.5 6,161 3.0 James & Joseph Rieden Mount Calvary, WI 459 MARTIN 7 206,482 7,641 3.7 5,956 2.9 Hinz Farm LLC Pickett, WI 5280 10 202,135 5,339 2.6 5,382 2.7

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We use NorthStar’s Milk Pregnancy ELISA for three reasons: accuracy, time efficiency and convenience. For an 8,000-cow dairy like Kinnard Farms, in Casco, Wisconsin time is money. That’s why the Holstein herd switched to NorthStar’s Milk Pregnancy ELISA for all of their P2 and P3 checks in 2016. “Before making the switch to milk pregnancy testing through DHI, our veterinarian was using ultrasound on all our cows at 35-41 DSLH, and we were palpating at 81 and 193 DCC” explained Michelle Schmitt, Reproductive Program Manager at Kinnard Farms. “It would take us 5-6 hours to sort and

palpate the 81 and 193 DCC cows and then 5-6 hours to sort all of the cows and get them palpated during vet check day – with our expanding herd, it was becoming more and more time consuming.” Utilizing the Milk Pregnancy ELISA on routine DHI samples, Kinnard Farms is able to reallocate labor and allow the herd’s Veterinarian to focus on other important aspects of the dairy. “Without having to sort animals, our employees can spend more time walking pens, helping with dry-off procedures, completing paperwork, assisting in the maternity pens and helping with unplanned day-to-day maintenance,” stated Schmitt. “The milk test also saved our cows a lot of stress as the milk

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samples are collected during regular milking times, which means they’re not spending their day in head locks.” “After our DHI test day, we receive our Milk Pregnancy ELISA results within 24 hours via email,” Schmitt said. “With those results, we’re able to sort cows that are confirmed open or ‘recheck’ and have the vet ultrasound them on vet check day.” Using the Milk Pregnancy ELISA on routine DHI samples is a convenient way for dairies of any size to save time, money and stress. “We’ve been very impressed with the efficiencies and accuracy of the Milk Pregnancy ELISA – we’re glad we made the switch,” noted Schmitt.

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HERDS < 100,000 SCC & â&#x2030;¥ 3,000 DOLLAR VALUE 3X

HERD OWNER

ADDRESS

Gilde Farms LLC Lake City, MI * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Duane & Janet Molhoek Crandall Farms LLC Paige Mier Smith Dairy Farm Bruce Riffle Kohn Farms Meadow Muth Farms LLC Dave & Rick Tacoma Gordon Dick Rodney Daniels Mike Bosscher Fritz Dairy Farm Inc. Ephraim & Esther Martin Lyle Borkholder Ambrosius Dairy Farm Pinecreek Farms Tim & Sandy Verhage Chris & Jeremy Brenner Greg Illig & Sons Wilson Family Farm Jonas Zimmerman Ken Meekhof Jesse & Rachel Thoma Gross Farm Inc. Lyle & Carla Weaver Carter Farms LLC Beattie Dairy Farm Raterink Dairy Farm Jeremy Werth Brian Centala Chris & Daniell Osentoski Eric Schoenfuss Todd Mark William Fabry Harold Dodde Andrew Brown Clearview Dairy C & J Farms Inc. Dick Van Rijn Oneeda Farms LLC Duane & Laurie Van Polen Nienhuis Dairy Farm Benthem Bros. Bo-Te Farms Inc. Wirth Farms Russell Tolan Norm & Derrick Hammond Tjerk & Ramona Okkema Kurt Chase Nathan & Arlene Nolt Houska Farm Inc. Dennis Blazek Bob, Mike & Matt Cnossen Doug Warner Marshland Dairy LLC Eric Clemens Doug Westendorp Chad Beck Dave Long Pete & Brenda Bricco Brooks Dairy Farms Darren Rusch Brightside Dairy LLC Winkel Dairy LLC

Falmouth, MI Battle Creek, MI Prescott, MI Fremont, MI Custer, MI Krakow, WI Frankenmuth, MI Falmouth, MI McBain, MI Whittemore, MI McBain, MI West Branch, MI Sheridan, MI Nappanee, IN Seymour, WI Medford, WI Allegan, MI Litchfield, MI West Branch, MI Carson City, MI Wakarusa, IN Cadillac, MI Manawa, WI Weidman, MI Goshen, IN Crystal, MI Holton, MI Zeeland, MI Alpena, MI Alpena, MI Cass City, MI Edgar, WI Elmwood, WI Oconto Falls, WI Falmouth, MI Berlin, MI Martin, MI Bear Creek, WI Deford, MI Syracuse, IN Marion, MI Zeeland, MI McBain, MI West Branch, MI Evart, MI Ossineke, MI Dowling, MI Blanchard, MI Hastings, MI Boyd Wi, WI Elsie, MI Oconto Falls, WI Falmouth, MI Charlevoix, MI Spencer, WI West Branch, MI Nashville, MI West Branch, MI Elsie, MI Marion, WI Waupaca, WI Pound, WI Greenleaf, WI Lake City, MI

BREED H H H H H H H H H H H H H H J H H H H H H H H H H H X H H H H H H H H H H H H X H H H H X H H H H H H H H H H J H H H H H H H H H

HERD SIZE 249 166 324 71 130 163 341 378 331 258 503 268 276 117 98 126 335 25 183 325 876 136 195 68 140 95 116 311 94 361 77 268 33 115 116 259 37 442 248 737 203 300 314 2427 431 908 295 504 567 644 87 182 191 593 135 157 179 241 800 34 50 310 315 736 1106

MILK

FAT

27,728 29,606 32,421 21,224 23,402 29,408 29,202 30,745 29,016 33,756 31,345 26,942 26,529 24,377 18,958 28,542 27,540 29,766 30,425 26,902 31,235 27,016 27,569 25,304 35,194 26,893 25,464 23,972 25,977 27,883 24,168 27,149 24,532 27,376 25,445 29,024 24,474 25,431 25,794 28,843 27,470 29,156 27,428 28,671 21,500 27,736 26,103 30,206 26,767 28,869 22,633 23,937 27,911 28,589 24,703 19,580 27,000 32,161 25,684 22,430 25,753 25,570 26,348 31,458 30,851

1,015 1,138 1,218 868 877 1,156 1,069 1,139 993 1,216 1,151 1,027 974 942 961 1,068 962 1,189 950 955 1,282 1,195 1,042 996 1,205 1,045 923 928 929 1,025 913 938 911 1,030 955 1,129 840 879 965 1,044 1,054 1,213 921 1,056 804 989 963 1,020 965 1,176 875 931 1,008 1,106 970 879 963 1,183 946 695 990 1,030 969 1,042 1,146

FAT %

PROT

PROT %

3.7 3.8 3.8 4.1 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.9 5.1 3.7 3.5 4.0 3.1 3.5 4.1 4.4 3.8 3.9 3.4 3.9 3.6 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.8 4.2 3.4 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.4 3.6 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.9 3.9 4.5 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.1 3.8 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.7

788 895 992 662 723 874 887 925 887 1,001 958 810 820 778 678 871 803 919 912 830 1,033 840 862 831 1,040 826 790 763 814 861 741 790 760 845 767 911 775 795 762 874 822 887 828 857 663 814 796 897 836 850 714 740 897 878 784 673 803 998 791 657 790 812 808 927 917

2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.6 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1 2.9 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.1 2.9 3.0

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VALUE $4,139 $4,661 $5,057 $3,513 $3,659 $4,665 $4,472 $4,724 $4,280 $5,071 $4,820 $4,211 $4,098 $3,932 $3,776 $4,437 $4,035 $4,837 $4,223 $4,070 $5,298 $4,693 $4,353 $4,173 $5,122 $4,288 $3,909 $3,866 $3,972 $4,308 $3,785 $3,948 $3,818 $4,289 $3,944 $4,670 $3,670 $3,808 $3,959 $4,383 $4,303 $4,833 $3,981 $4,379 $3,354 $4,125 $4,022 $4,369 $4,107 $4,667 $3,635 $3,828 $4,337 $4,546 $4,014 $3,561 $4,037 $4,981 $3,969 $3,070 $4,078 $4,221 $4,061 $4,485 $4,726

SCC ACTUAL 50,000 54,000 54,000 55,000 58,000 58,000 58,000 58,000 60,000 61,000 62,000 63,000 63,000 64,000 65,000 67,000 67,000 68,000 68,000 69,000 70,000 72,000 72,000 74,000 74,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 77,000 78,000 79,000 79,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 81,000 81,000 82,000 82,000 83,000 83,000 83,000 83,000 84,000 84,000 85,000 85,000 85,000 85,000 86,000 86,000 86,000 86,000 87,000 87,000 87,000 87,000 87,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000 88,000

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HERD OWNER

ADDRESS

BREED

HERD SIZE

MILK

FAT

FAT %

PROT

PROT %

VALUE

SCC ACTUAL

* Abel Acres Inc. Loyal, WI H 347 30,031 1,207 4.0 888 3.0 $4,821 89,000 * * * * * * * * * * *

Stuart Farms Ladine Farms Hardy Spring Lake Farms Wolf Farms LLC Scotts VDS Jonathan Burkholder Gary Palosaari Sperry Dairy Farm LLC Leroy Zimmerman Lemajru Dairy Farm LLC Judge Dairy Farm Wilstar Holsteins Ken Tebos Greg Pluger Curt Kohls Blaser Farms Inc. Craig & Marlene Krohlow Don & Barb Micke E. Kuyers & Sons Hilger Farms Inc. Chippewa Dairy Lew-Max LLC Allen & Louann Fox Hillebrand Farms Dale Brinks Ron Brinks Mike Zagata Douglas Shaum Matt Seeley Stutzman Family Farms LLC

Lowell, MI Bellevue, MI Stanton, MI Bonduel, WI Scotts, MI Sheridan, MI Chassell, MI Coldwater, MI Carson City, MI West Branch, MI Shepherd, MI Pine River, WI Falmouth, MI Marion, MI Gillett, WI Gillett, WI Black Creek, WI Kaukauna, WI West Olive, MI Bloomer, WI Spruce, MI Belding, MI Stanley, WI Cornell, WI McBain, MI McBain, MI Sebewaing, MI Snover, MI Shepherd, MI Conrath, WI

H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H

393 148 212 263 1754 74 82 169 73 127 401 69 153 169 234 574 41 66 168 428 536 625 63 99 224 238 660 67 79 323

28,803 32,878 26,779 25,372 27,726 23,307 20,254 26,741 25,818 26,228 24,025 27,984 26,926 29,625 29,912 31,954 22,515 26,601 35,762 26,377 28,373 32,430 22,638 25,660 28,034 28,969 29,591 22,868 26,610 31,817

1,102 1,138 1,027 967 837 883 720 1,012 974 898 880 1,130 984 1,027 1,081 1,213 925 982 1,279 991 942 1,258 852 1,014 1,098 1,057 1,069 914 986 1,085

3.8 3.5 3.8 3.8 3.0 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.4 3.7 4.0 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.8 4.1 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.3 3.9 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.6 4.0 3.7 3.4

896 1,001 843 765 837 738 600 814 788 808 729 888 835 888 905 961 702 814 1,107 799 878 949 718 811 892 901 883 720 827 944

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3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0

$4,572 $4,874 $4,276 $3,970 $3,788 $3,703 $3,018 $4,181 $4,033 $3,883 $3,679 $4,625 $4,153 $4,369 $4,538 $4,983 $3,737 $4,106 $5,441 $4,099 $4,134 $5,073 $3,585 $4,179 $4,553 $4,469 $4,464 $3,745 $4,142 $4,627

89,000 90,000 91,000 91,000 92,000 93,000 93,000 93,000 94,000 94,000 94,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 96,000 96,000 96,000 96,000 96,000 96,000 97,000 98,000 98,000 98,000 98,000 99,000 99,000 99,000


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STATE OF THE ART

LABORATORY SERVICES Analyses Options

Milk, Blood, Fecal, Tissue Production Analyses:

One Sample - Multiple Tests

Adding Mastitis, Pregnancy and Disease Diagnostics with routine production testing saves time and money.

SCC • MUN • Fat • Protein • SNF • Mastitis

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Johne’s • Leukosis • BVD • Neospora

Submission Choices

Direct to labs, through routine DHI testing or purchase sample collection & shipping kits.

Flexible Report Options

FREE emailed SCC Hotsheet. Personalized online database, email and text alerts for mastitis, reproduction and disease diagnostics. Data imports into dairy management software.

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TOP PROTEIN BREED HERDS BY DOLLAR VALUE ADDRESS HERD SIZE FAT FAT % PROT VALUE 3X HERD OWNER PROT % MILK Ayrshire 1 Tim Busch Cecil, WI 51 20,303 804 4.0 647 3.2 $3,322 Brown Swiss 1 * Nor-Bert Farms Bremen, IN 33 30,258 1,526 5.0 1,101 3.6 $6,044 2 Twinkle-Hill Brown Swiss Watertown, WI 91 25,429 1,101 4.3 881 3.5 $4,536 3 * Lewis Century Stock Farms Inc. Lagrange, IN 142 24,362 1,029 4.2 819 3.4 $4,231 4 James Hauschildt Ellsworth, WI 27 20,777 892 4.3 734 3.5 $3,715 5 Thad Coning Goshen, IN 131 20,293 823 4.1 693 3.4 $3,460 6 Brad Dietsche & Family Colfax, WI 47 19,801 829 4.2 675 3.4 $3,439 7 Jason Weihrouch Melrose, WI 41 18,474 823 4.5 636 3.4 $3,345 8 Mark Dietsche Bloomer, WI 121 18,363 754 4.1 643 3.5 $3,186 Guernsey 1 Verl A Weaver Goshen, IN 34 20,291 1,081 5.3 693 3.4 $4,108 Jersey 1 * United Pride Dairy LLC Phillips, WI 36 23,024 1,164 5.1 880 3.8 $4,690 2 * Petro Farms Gobles, MI 43 24,777 1,065 4.3 862 3.5 $4,407 3 * Ron & Nicole Wussow Cecil, WI 85 21,883 1,091 5.0 768 3.5 $4,284 4 * Grass Ridge Farm LLC Pittsville, WI 57 22,500 1,046 4.6 815 3.6 $4,264 5 * Larry E. Haywood Hastings, MI 196 21,973 1,038 4.7 817 3.7 $4,247 6 * Walnutdale Farms Wayland, MI 601 19,530 993 5.1 742 3.8 $3,983 7 D & P Dairy Marlette, MI 27 21,520 976 4.5 755 3.5 $3,969 8 Lyle Borkholder Nappanee, IN 98 18,958 961 5.1 678 3.6 $3,776 9 Jenks Jersey Farm Marathon City, WI 695 17,906 923 5.2 725 4.1 $3,772 10 * Susan Green Elsie, MI 63 19,810 896 4.5 737 3.7 $3,730 11 Bill Seyller Fond Du Lac, WI 39 18,249 923 5.1 643 3.5 $3,610 12 Marshland Dairy LLC Spencer, WI 157 19,580 879 4.5 673 3.4 $3,561 13 H & H Dairy LLC Manitowoc, WI 133 18,340 904 4.9 630 3.4 $3,537 14 Steinhauers Jerseys Mattoon, WI 178 17,632 854 4.8 657 3.7 $3,464 15 * Michael Heckaman Argos, IN 197 17,348 868 5.0 633 3.6 $3,451 16 Spring Creek Farms Inc. Hixton, WI 92 17,085 879 5.1 595 3.5 $3,404 17 Andy Dums Rib Lake, WI 45 17,664 844 4.8 632 3.6 $3,389 18 Brent Moyer Caro, MI 176 16,661 846 5.1 621 3.7 $3,372 19 * Richlo Dairy Farms Engadine, MI 42 17,099 815 4.8 631 3.7 $3,314 20 Jesse Ramer Elkhart, IN 39 16,005 782 4.9 572 3.6 $3,113 21 Sam Bok Defiance, OH 402 15,462 751 4.9 587 3.8 $3,064 22 Marty & Sheri Wenger Middleville, MI 152 16,092 769 4.8 541 3.4 $3,019 Red & White 1 Bill Seyller Fond Du Lac, WI 48 24,932 872 3.5 750 3.0 $3,701 Mixed Breeds 1 * Larry E. Haywood Hastings, MI 70 32,475 1,155 3.6 1,029 3.2 $4,972 2 * Floyd & Calvin Brandt Bryant, WI 41 30,005 1,209 4.0 935 3.1 $4,919 3 * United Pride Dairy LLC Phillips, WI 192 26,342 1,179 4.5 938 3.6 $4,846 4 * Tony Rosbrugh West Branch, MI 608 31,577 1,141 3.6 970 3.1 $4,819 5 * Badger Holsteins Unity, WI 58 27,613 1,149 4.2 942 3.4 $4,780 6 * Cole Apple Farm Bancroft, MI 42 26,457 1,197 4.5 846 3.2 $4,709 7 * Cyclone Dairy Deer Park, WI 34 28,297 1,074 3.8 962 3.4 $4,631 8 Mark Anderson Waupaca, WI 204 28,466 1,096 3.9 882 3.1 $4,529 9 * James & Joseph Rieden Mount Calvary, WI 467 31,265 1,024 3.3 950 3.0 $4,485 10 * Daane Dairy LLC Brandon, WI 674 26,868 1,064 4.0 854 3.2 $4,391 11 * Dick Van Rijn Deford, MI 737 28,843 1,044 3.6 874 3.0 $4,383 12 * Petro Farms Gobles, MI 81 28,537 994 3.5 901 3.2 $4,310 13 Bruce Martin Whittemore, MI 150 26,660 1,047 3.9 830 3.1 $4,301 14 * Maly Farms Bryant, WI 528 25,849 1,002 3.9 806 3.1 $4,139 15 * Cyclone Dairy Deer Park, WI 71 24,746 957 3.9 861 3.5 $4,134 16 * Messing Dairy Bad Axe, MI 271 26,176 949 3.6 867 3.3 $4,127 17 * Cyclone Dairy Deer Park, WI 298 25,123 940 3.7 848 3.4 $4,066 18 Fisk Farms Sand Lake, MI 207 26,036 957 3.7 818 3.1 $4,050 19 Stanley Ferris Cement City, MI 153 26,643 920 3.5 821 3.1 $3,964 20 Robert Knynenburg Custer, MI 230 25,943 907 3.5 830 3.2 $3,948 21 Twin River Dairy Inc. Freeport, MI 465 21,196 971 4.6 749 3.5 $3,944 22 Carter Farms LLC Crystal, MI 116 25,464 923 3.6 790 3.1 $3,909 23 Ramer Brothers LLC Nappanee, IN 58 23,859 932 3.9 775 3.2 $3,900 24 Seth Ponstein Hamilton, MI 84 24,521 936 3.8 756 3.1 $3,873 25 * Arden & Nicholas Eadie Conklin, MI 503 26,702 902 3.4 789 3.0 $3,856 26 Ted & Jonathan Keenan Osseo, MI 105 27,334 904 3.3 784 2.9 $3,851 T Charles & Anna Ruth Nolt Boyd, WI 63 24,212 936 3.9 745 3.1 $3,851 28 Robert & Veronica Dallas Harbor Beach, MI 47 23,461 906 3.9 762 3.2 $3,809

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TOP PROTEIN BREED HERDS BY DOLLAR VALUE 3X HERD OWNER

ADDRESS

HERD SIZE

MILK

FAT

CONTINUED

FAT %

PROT

PROT %

VALUE

4.2 3.5 3.9 4.2 4.0 3.6 3.7 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.3 4.4 5.3 4.0 3.9 4.7

752 767 720 725 689 744 734 696 733 722 740 692 647 704 680 683

3.4 3.1 3.1 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.5 3.8 3.3 3.1 3.7

$3,802 $3,740 $3,736 $3,721 $3,666 $3,653 $3,648 $3,644 $3,640 $3,573 $3,568 $3,568 $3,559 $3,553 $3,552 $3,526

Mixed Breed Continued 29 Auburnvale Swiss 30 Robert & Veronica Dallas 31 Lelah Vansplinter 32 Brad Dietsche & Family 33 Dwight Zimmerman 34 Chris & Mike Rasmussen 35 Tracy & Theresa Sohn 36 Wes Weaver 37 * Richlo Dairy Farms 38 John S Calder 39 * Arden & Nicholas Eadie T Taylor Creek Farm LLC 41 * Peter Kimball 42 Witterholtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family Farms 43 Lem-D-Acres 44 Andrew Rupprecht

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Fremont, WI Harbor Beach, MI Hesperia, MI Colfax, WI Decker, MI Edmore, MI North Branch, MI Sheldon, WI Engadine, MI Carleton, MI Conklin, MI Pickford, MI Baldwin, WI Black Creek, WI Hilbert, WI Vassar, MI

100 145 161 28 62 698 97 152 364 159 476 32 69 182 80 46

21,886 24,988 23,354 21,556 22,475 23,893 23,502 22,388 22,707 22,893 25,063 19,868 16,972 21,381 22,112 18,397

912 874 910 901 907 858 864 893 862 844 827 867 900 851 869 858

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NorthStar DHI Annual Performance Report 2017  
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Year-end report of top producing cows and herds.