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The Brown Swiss

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Serving Brown Swiss Breeders & Enthusiasts Worldwide t The official publication of The Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders’ Association

www.brownswissusa.com

C ont en t s

All-Americans 2016.................................................................. 12-20 How They’re Doin’........................................................................ 24 National Director Candidates........................................................... 10 Protein Plus Cows......................................................................... 22 Genomics to the Show Ring............................................................. 6

BSCBA STAFF

800 Pleasant St, Beloit, WI 53511-5456 Phone: (608) 365-4474 l Fax: (608) 365-5577

David Wallace - Executive Secretary, ext. 24 Leonard Johnson - Genetic Programs Manager, ext. 12 Stephanie Miranda - Superintendent of Records, ext. 16 Kathi Brown-Meier - Classification Coordinator/Field Rep., ext. 10 Rebekah Bovee - Creative Projects Specialist, ext. 13 Kelsey Kuehl - Registrations/Records Specialist, ext. 19 Allicia Horn - Administrative Asst., ext. 22 Dr. Roger Neitzel - Historian/Consultant Skyler DeGroft - National Youth Advisor 270.590.5881 l sdegroftbscba@gmail.com *For general inquiries, dial 0 or email: info@brownswissusa.com.

NATIONAL OFFICERS President: Richard Sparrow

PO Box 432, Owenton, KY 40359

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Ad Index...................................................................................... 29 Classification Schedule.................................................................... 5 New Members/Prefixes.................................................................. 23 Sales........................................................................................... 25 What’s Going On.......................................................................... 29

Phone: (502) 370-6730 (Term Exp. 2018) E-mail: mabirdie@yahoo.com Vice President: Tom Portner Executive Secretary: David Wallace DIRECTORS District I: Jeff True

3086 Route 246, Perry, NY 14530

Phone: (585) 746-8153 (Term Exp. 2017) E-mail: jtrue2@rochester.rr.com District II: Jeffrey Kennedy

120 Royal Oak Road, Butler, PA 16002

Phone: (724) 355-0483 (Term Exp. 2019) Email: jlkx4@aol.com

On The Cov er

This month’s cover features the 13 Unanimous All-American winners from the 2016 contest. For all the details, turn to page 12.

District III: Eric Topp

10344 Botkins Road, Botkins, OH 45306

Phone: (937) 693-3113 (Term Exp. 2018) E-mail: metopp@watchtv.net District IV: Phil Heck

6166 North Oak Rd., Freeport, IL 61032

Phone: (815 )238.6631 (Term Exp. 2018) E-mail: odysseyswiss@aol.com District V: Dan Rieder

W5478 Cty Rd DR, Monroe, WI 53566

Phone: (608) 214-3390 (Term Exp. 2017) E-mail: drieder@tds.net

Cheri Oechsle, Managing Editor

614.339.5393 l purebred.editor@gmail.com

Marjorie Rida, Sales Executive

614.339.5394 l purebred.sales@gmail.com

Ashley Shaffer, Graphic Designer * Robin Alden, Asst. Editor

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District VI: David Gunter

1148 State Highway WW, Conway, MO 65632

Phone: (417) 533-4805 (Term Exp. 2018) E-mail: gfswiss@yahoo.com District VII: Tom Portner

29042 – 240th Street, Sleepy Eye, MN 56085

Phone (507) 794-4387 (Term Exp. 2017) E-mail: porthavendairy@juno.com District VIII: Marc Wailes

416 South Campbell, Holyoke, CO 80734

The Brown Swiss Bulletin (ISSN 0007-2516) is published monthly & owned by the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders’ Association, 800 Pleasant St., Beloit, WI 53511-5456 and produced by Purebred Publishing, Inc., 1224 Alton Darby Creek Rd, Suite G, Columbus, OH 43228; Phone: 614.339.5393; Fax: 614.864.5614; E-mail: purebred.editor@gmail.com. Periodical postage paid at Columbus, OH 43228 and at additional mailing offices Postmaster: Send address changes to the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders’ Association, 800 Pleasant St., Beloit, WI 53511-5456. Subscription Rates: $25.00 for year or $70.00 for three years (domestic); $70.00 for one year or $200.00 for three years (foreign). Send all advertising fees and advertising questions to: Brown Swiss Bulletin, c/o Purebred Publishing, Inc., 1224 Alton Darby Creek Rd. Suite G, Columbus, OH 43228. phone: 614.339.5393; fax: 614.864.5614

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Phone: (970)520-5406 (Term Exp. 2019) E-mail: mjwailes@pctelcom.coop District IX: Carol Regusci

5425 Stoddard Road, Modesto, CA 95356

Phone: (209)545-1277 (Term Exp. 2019) E-mail: clregusci@aol.com


The Office

CONNECTION Executive Secretary: David Wallace l 608.365.4474 ext. 24, dwallace@brownswissusa.com

MOTIONS FROM FEBRUARY 9, 2017 BOARD MEETING

MOTION: Moved to accept the classification contract with American Guernsey Association. Motion passed. MOTION: Moved to accept the classification contract with the American Milking Shorthorn Society. Motion passed. MOTION: Moved to create a Genomic Merit Award presented at the heifer show during National Brown Swiss Convention. The award would be awarded to the heifer that had the highest combination of genomic PPR with genomic NM$ and the heifer would have to place in the top 50% of her type class. The highest placing in the type class would be the tie breaker. Motion passed.

ABNORMALITY BULL LISTS

As a reminder, there are two places to look for the Abnormality Bull lists. The recently genomically tested bulls are listed and released by the CDCB at each genetic evaluation. We post these individual trait lists on the association website. These individual lists can be found under the BREED, GENETICS tab (http://www.brownswissusa.com/Breed/Genetics/tabid/85/Default.aspx). The bulls tested prior to 2013 are listed by recessive trait on the same page under “Genetic Recessives.” In order to maintain the proper suffixes for recessives, individual bulls will be updated as results are received. As always, feel free to call with any questions 608-365-4474 ext. 16.

GENOMIC MERIT AWARD

Genomics has become an important part of many breeding programs. Because of this, the National Brown Swiss Association has developed and will sponsor a new award to recognize the highest genomic heifer at a national show. The inaugural show for the award will be the 2017 National Heifer Show held in conjunction with the National Convention in Canton, Ohio. The award will be based on a combination of genomic PPR, genomic NM$ and the show placing. To be eligible for the award, the exhibitor must send the complete genomic test results for their animal into the National Brown Swiss Office by June 20, 2017. The winner will be selected from only the entries sent to the National Office. If the award is well received, it will be implemented at all National Brown Swiss shows in 2018.

JUNIORS

The following is an excerpt from page 10 of the BSCBA Bylaws regarding youth programs: “Note: Effective January 2013, “Junior” member shall refer to an individual 9 through 21 years of age (9 through 20 in transition year 2012) who owns at least one registered Brown Swiss animal (or participates in the National Brown Swiss Association Youth Lease Program) in his or her individual name and who has had the membership processed and issued. An individual must be a National Junior Member in order to participate in any National Youth Contest. Juniors agree to comply with a Youth Code of Conduct as approved and updated by the National Board of Directors. Junior membership is free of charge. Junior members do not receive voting privileges.” Lease applications and their junior membership forms are due June 1st. According to that bylaw, youth participating in the lease program are allowed to participate in ALL youth programs and can be National Junior Members.

Classification April OH, MI, IN, WV May NY, ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI June MN, ND, SD, IA, NE, KS, IL -Apps due April 1

July PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA -Apps due May 1

August KY, TN, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, AR, MO, OK, TX -Apps due June 1 September WI -Apps due July 1 April 2017

October CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, NV, UT, CO, AZ, NM -Apps due August 1 November OH, MI, IN, WV -Apps due September 1 December NY, ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI -Apps due October 1 5


Genomics to the Show Ring

Voelker’s Swiss Farm is Doing It Right!

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By Cheri Oechsle eing in the right place at the right time is Charlie Voelker’s belief in his success. The 2016 Active Master Breeder winner states that genomics played a huge role in their farm’s progress and growth. “Candid was out of a homebred bull and if genomics hadn’t come along we probably would not have Chilli Pepper,” he states. The Voelker Swiss Farm of Perryville, Missouri, has positioned itself as a current leader in the Brown Swiss breed as evidenced by the success in their breeding program and show ring winners. Charlie uses genomics to help with selection and mating decisions. “We genomically test anything that comes back with a Parent Average over 100 PPR,” he stated. “We were fortunate with the genomics with Candid. It just proved that she was legit!” Voelkers Migel Candid ‘4E94’ is the cow that Charlie is referring to. Sired by Voelkers Collection Migel, she is an All-American with a record high of 33,460M. She is the dam of Voelkers Wndt Chilli Pepper, one of the most popular sires in recent years. Along with Candid is her daughter, Voelkers Wndrnt Carabella ‘EX90’, a full sister to Chilli Pepper by Wonderment who is the dam of Voelkers TD Carter *TM, number 19 on the December US PPR list, and Voelkers Galaxy Cosmo *TM. Carabella’s daughter, Voelkers Brook Cara ‘VG89’ sold in the 2013 National Convention Sale as the number one PPR heifer in the breed to the Kulps and Chards of Pennsylvania. She is currently number 10 on the December 2016 Top PPR Cow list. Cara has several daughters listed in the top 50 of the genomic heifer PPR listing including number 7, Kulp-Terra Archer Catlin ET by Archer. The Candid family isn’t the Voelker family’s only triumph. They have had numerous All-American and Bell Ringer winners as well as production and PPR leaders. Voelkers 6

Denmark Fergie ‘EX92’ was crowned Grand Champion of the Central National Junior show in 2004. “She put us on the map in some ways,” said Charlie. Voelkers Lovery Moe ’2E93’ is a Voelkers Getsum Lovery daughter with over 155,500M lifetime. The Honorable Mention All-American Component Cow in 2014, she is one of Charlie’s pride and joys, transmitting her genetics through her offspring. Wind Mill Ensign Alena ET ‘2E93’ was purchased in 1998 and has been an instrumental foundation cow in the Voelker’s herd. A multiple blue ribbon winner, she has numerous offspring that are contributing to the growth of the herd that includes four

“I want an animal to milk that’s well-rounded and well-balanced.” - Charlie generations of Excellent cows, All-American nominations, sons in AI and youth dairy production award winners. Recently sold and doing well for her new owners, Elite Dairy of Copake, New York, is Voelkers Durango Sasha ‘EX91’, a Reserve All-American and winner of the International Futurity at the World Dairy Expo. But it’s not just all about showing and genomics at Voelker’s Brown Swiss. It’s about family and working in the purebred business. “I enjoy the purebred part of it,” said Charlie. Charlie and Nancy Voelker have raised five children on the farm that purchased its first Brown Swiss in 1948. The farm itself was homesteaded in the 1860s and Charlie and his family are the fifth generation to farm that land. They became a 100% Brown Swiss herd in the 1960s. Charlie and his wife purchased the 42-cow herd in 1983 from his Brown Swiss Bulletin

parents, Chalmer and Evelyn. Since that time, they have grown to the current 180-cow herd with the return of son Chad to the farm. At that time, construction of some new facilities began as well. “About 10 years ago we built a 160-cow pack barn. The idea was always to build a new milking facility but I held it off until we knew if one or any of the kids were coming back. When Chad decided to come back, to be more efficient and make it work, we needed to increase. I was milking in the double-4 parlor that had been remodeled over the years and trying to milk over 100 cows and that just wasn’t efficient enough. So after some research, we built the current facility that is a double-10 parallel, rapid exit parlor that can milk 80 cows an hour. It is computerized and all cows are identified with RFID tags so that we can sort easier and more efficiently as well as monitor more things with each cow such as milk flow, pounds, quality, health, etc.,” said Charlie. He continued, “We also built a smaller bedded pack for up to 30 special needs cows. The old barn has been converted to housing breeding age heifers allowing us to be more efficient with breeding. We now breed animals twice to sexed semen prior to putting them with a bull. Prior to the remodel and growth, we utilized the bull much more.” Charlie and Chad are believers in good udders, framey cows and good feet and legs. The older facility had steps up to the parlor requiring mobile cows which Charlie said meant they had to focus on good feet and legs. “We freshen our heifers in at 22-24 months so I like that framey cow,” said Charlie. “I want an animal to milk that’s well-rounded and wellbalanced. We are starting to concentrate more on components as well as milk production in our sire selection as well, now that we are getting paid for components,” he said. Currently they are using proven bulls like


The Voelkers installed a new facility that includes a double-10 parallel rapid-exit parlor that has increased the efficiency of their operation.

Carter, Bush and Cadence, but Charlie is a huge supporter of young sires and genomic bulls. “I’ve always been a believer in young sires,” he said. They are currently using Dare Devil and Bodacious and are members of the New Generation Young Sire Program. Charlie also likes to use sexed semen on his heifers. Current bulls being used are Lost Art, Tarzan and Lamborghini from ST Genetics. “I wanted bulls with some higher genomics and different from Wonderment,” said Charlie. Chad and Charlie, along with occasional help from Chad’s two younger brothers, and two full-time employees make up the workforce of Voelker’s Brown Swiss. Chad and his wife Danielle recently purchased 30 head and a portion of the farm ground as transition into the partnership and expansion of the farm. Currently his two younger brothers don’t have plans to return to the farm, although the Voelkers have positioned themselves for additional growth if that changes. Dayne is graduating with a degree in internal medicine and has just been accepted at the Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis. His final goal is to become a cardiologist. Grant is a senior at Missouri University studying Ag Economics and has a job lined up upon graduation as well. Both help out with shows and when home on the farm. The girls, Suzanne and Katie are both married and live off the farm. Katie is still involved with Brown Swiss at Hills Valley Farm in New York, where she and her husband Darin Hill reside. Charlie’s wife Nancy works at the hospital and is head of the local school board. And along with the farm, Chad and Charlie also do custom baling and wrapping in the area. Today the Voelkers have a rolling herd average of 19,369M 1,180F 649P on 180 cows. Their future goal is to be milking 200 head with a RHA consistently over 20,000M. Charlie also wants to remain competitive in

the marketplace and continue breeding quality milk and show cows with top genetics and continue using sexed semen to start merchandising or to grow within. “I want to be competitive in the marketplace, so if one of the other boys wants to come back, we wouldn’t be opposed to putting up another barn for 150 April 2017

Pictured above is Voelkers Migel Candid and her son, Voelkers Wndt Chilli Pepper, one of the Brown Swiss breed’s most popular sires. Pictured at left is ‘2E92’ Voelkers Parde Addison from the Alena family.

head,” he said. The Voelkers aggressive approach to utilizing all the tools available to breeders such as genomics, young sires, the show ring and production, have established them as a dominant force in the Brown Swiss breed now and for years to come. 7


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Minnesota

Brown Swiss Association President: Tom Johnson, Cokato • Vice President: Tom Portner, Sleepy Eye • Secretary: Deb McDermott-Johnson, Claremont • Treasurer: Lynda Antonsen, LeSueur

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District 1

Director Candidates for 2017

Jeff True True Farms, Inc., Perry, New York Jeff and his wife Stacia have three children Tucker 16, Taryn 14 and Trenten 9. True Farms milks 1100 total cows of which 150 are Brown Swiss. The rolling herd average is 26,343M 1,019F 923P for the whole farm. The Brown Swiss herd of 165 cows are all on test and classified. True Farms has exhibited cattle at World Dairy Expo since 2009. The first trip across the colored shavings for True Farms was a purchase made at the Star Mark Sale named Forest Lawn PJS Shine and she went on to be Reserve AllAmerican in 2010. Today, True Farms milks seven decendents of Shine and continues to flush and make show calves from her. True Farms has had two other animals medal at World Dairy Expo. They show every year at the New York State Fair and sometimes exhibit at the All American Dairy show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Jeff serves on the resolutions and bylaws committee for Dairy Farmers of America and is the chair of the 4-H dairy committee for Wyoming County 4-H. He is also the superintendent for the Wyoming County Fair Dairy Show.

District V

Daniel Rieder Riedland Farm, Monroe, Wisconsin Dan is married to Angie and has six children: Nick 27, Kris 25, Jade 20, Alexa 13, Kaiden 8 and Kailey 7. Dan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Agriculture from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. They have 76 head of Brown Swiss with a herd average over 20,000M. He has been a member of the Chalet Cheese board and served as a past president.

District VII Roger Read

Reads Brown Swiss, Lyle, Minnesota Roger and his wife Lori farm with their son Greg and daughter-in-law, Heather. They have a second daughter, Bethany, married to Kris Folland along with five grandchildren. Roger is a graduate of Riverland Community College with a diploma in Welding and Farm Business Management. The Reads milk 120 head of which 95% are registered Brown Swiss with a RHA of 21,087M 4.7%F and 3.4%P with a herd average classification score of 83.8. They are the breeders 10

of Superior Sire, Reads Drive Kannon and recipients of multiple Progressive Protein herd awards, honor herds and the 2016 Foremost Farms Quality Milk Award. Roger has served as a Minnesota Brown Swiss past president and they actively support 4-H by leasing animals to local 4-Hers. The BSCBA Board developed a series of questions for the candidates. Below are the questions and each candidate’s answers. The use of genomic evaluation has become a daily reality and a common tool for many breeders. What is your experience with genomic evaluations and how important do you feel this is for the future of the breed? True: Genomic evaluations on bulls are an excellent tool to increase the pace of genetic progress and allow farms to have more confidence in their selection of herd sires towards their goals. The challenge for the Brown Swiss breed is that the genomic evaluation accuracy is completely driven by the size of the data set which validates the genomic prediction. Therefore, it is my opinion that as Brown Swiss breeders we must support genomic testing of the breed and continue to build that data base in order to expand market potential for Swiss genetics into the future. On the Holstein side, the emphasis on genetic progress using genomic evaluations has led to a sharp decline in genetic diversity. The Brown Swiss breed could see an opportunity to be the cross of choice for those producers who are concerned about the lack of diversity looking to benefit from heterosis. However, we need to embrace genomic evaluations and drive towards building our data base through global collaborations and a commitment right here in the United States to run genomic tests. Rieder: Genomic test results are becoming a very important tool for the Brown Swiss breed. The more animals that are tested, the more accurate the results will be. If we can predict the transmitting ability of animals, better and faster, we can make genetic progress for the breed. Read: We have been using genomic evaluation on our offspring for about two and a half years. Before that, we bred primarily on NM$. We find that the expectations of a high genomic daughter/son, are not an exact science, but with the information garnered from evaluations, breeding for more milk, herd longevity, and mobility have much more probable results. We are seeing this in our first genomic tested daughters who are now milking. As far as importance to the Brown Swiss Breed, it allows us to stay competitive in commercial herd operations, while retaining the registered Brown Swiss herd particularly with Energy Corrected Milk results. We think that is the best of both worlds, since the bankers seem to really appreciate the milk value and production when doing our cash flows. Brown Swiss Bulletin

Eastern Kentucky University and South Dakota State University have Brown Swiss herds in their programs. What current programs or studies would you like to continue to work with or what research would you suggest that we pursue to differentiate or promote Brown Swiss cattle and milk? How would you approach the universities to do the studies and how do we fund the studies? True: One of the biggest challenges facing the dairy industry today is markets for our milk. There is a growing population of humans that struggle to digest fluid milk as a part of their diet. I would encourage research that positions the Brown Swiss breed to be poised as the breed of choice for A2A2 milk and for components that are important to the consumer. The old model is to position for the processor. The new model is to position for the consumer. I can’t really predict how that will play out, but, given the current market conditions, research dollars spent on finding fluid milk that consumers can enjoy would have a lot of value. Funding for a project like this could come from a partnership with the Brown Swiss Association and a partner interested in marketing a different fluid milk product than what has been available (like Whole Foods for example). Another research area that I would support is finding solutions for Hemorrhagic Bowel Syndrome. In my tenure as a director I have had several conversations with breeders who share their struggles with this devastating disease that seems to be prevalent in our breed. I would recommend that as an association we set up a way to report deaths due to HBS to universities so that as an association we can track the data against genetic lines to be proactive in breeding this problem away. Rieder: I feel we can use these universities to do research on hemorrhage Bowel Syndrome. It would be beneficial to find out why Brown Swiss seem to have a higher incident of this than other breeds. Also, I feel we should do research on A2A2. We need to find a way to set Brown Swiss apart from other breeds. To help fund their programs, we can get breeders to donate cattle or embryos to these universities. Read: While I am not familiar with the Eastern Kentucky programs, I am somewhat familiar with the SDSU and Brown Swiss program which just this last year, took new life and added more Brown Swiss. SDSU is a member of Minnesota Brown Swiss and Canton II. SDSU has in the past been able to produce “Brown Swiss Ice Cream” and I believe that would be a great program to have them start again, when the cows’ production allows for adequate batches. I would also like them to do a comparison between today’s Brown Swiss Cow, versus the 1960’s baseline Holstein herd that is still housed in Waseca. This would be to see if there is a direct cross-reference be-


tween today’s Holstein breed longevity/livability traits, NM$ and Brown Swiss. I would speak with SDSU at the Central Plains Dairy Expo, and other sites, along with possibly conference calls with leading AI Sires with the genomic history of the animals in question. Funding could be from a USDA or state ag. grant. What are some long-term goals that you feel you can help the association achieve regarding improving the commercial market? How can the association promote the purchasing of registered cattle and registering their offspring and/or enrolling in the ID program and registering their offspring? True: There are two long term goals that I feel will help the association improve the commercial market. The first is to become the breed of choice for cross breeding Holsteins. Brown Swiss cattle have strength, heat tolerance, longevity and components. Bull calves from Brown Swiss crosses will perform well in calf ranches and veal farms giving them a higher residual value as well. Commercial dairy producers make money from these traits and there is value for them to incorporate these strengths into their genetic programs. One barrier to Brown Swiss being considered as the breed of choice for cross breeding is fertility. As a breed, we need to get serious about fertility and select with intensity for cows that get pregnant and bulls that settle cows. The second-long term goal that will help the association improve the commercial market is to become the breed of choice for consumers. Having a strong focus on developing our breed as the breed of choice for A2 milk can also bring a great deal of value to the breed. The A2 milk could be just the tip of the ice burg. Consumers want a story to connect to and with focus, determination and the unique and beautiful appearance of our Brown Swiss cows, our breed could be poised to write the story the consumer has been waiting for. Rieder: Again, I feel that we need to find differences in Brown Swiss cattle over other breeds. We need to find qualities of Brown Swiss that are more valuable to the commercial dairyman. Whether it’s the breed’s heat tolerance, correct fat/protein ratio or longevity, we need to set us apart. We can encourage breeders to register animals by showing them that a registered animal is more valuable. We can give discounts to breeders to get their animals identified or caught up on registrations. Maybe even supply Progressive Sire semen at a discount to grade Holstein herds and encourage them to identify the F1 cross. Read: Since I consider myself a commercial dairy, I think that people need to understand that the payback on Brown Swiss in their herd comes at the bottom line: return per hundredweight of milk! This is part of a farm management program that I use. After removing the overhead, labor, feed, it comes down to ac-

tual milk value. My farm consultant feels that this is the basis for cash flow, and who doesn’t need a positive cash flow these days! In Minnesota, my wife reviews all the DHIA herds that have Brown Swiss for our state’s production awards. I am amazed at the number of herds that have a few Brown Swiss along with their Holsteins. I feel it is every member’s responsibility to reach out to these herds and explain how being a member of the state and national organizations can help, even in the ID program or registration. Now that the Field Representative position has been revitalized how do you see breeder services benefiting and what ideas do you have for that position? True: The field representative position is vital to our association because communication is critical to keep our breed moving forward. Having the breed representative at all the major shows is very important. Another important role for the breed representative is to help get registrations caught up and working with breeders to stay on top of this. Lastly, the breed representative will help increase the influence for Progressive Sires throughout the United States and globally. Rieder: I think the Field Rep position is a great improvement for the Brown Swiss breed! They can go out and meet breeders face to face and help answer concerns or problems. Also, help breeders get caught up on registrations or ID’s. The Field Rep can also set up sites or mass media to encourage breeders to promote and advertise their animals. We need to create excitement for the breed! Read: The reaching out and registration could be assisted and part of the Field Rep’s duties in the future if time allows. I believe that our classification schedules and the software are the first demand on that position. BSA/PTPR herd visits would also be a means to find out what our membership is experiencing—from problems to accomplishments. As a future Director, what is your vision for communication between employees, Executive Secretary, Board of Directors and membership? True: Communication is the key to success when an organization sets a goal. Monthly conference calls have been really helpful for the board. Motions passed by the board are published in the Bulletin. Any breeder should feel welcome to call their director or the office with questions or discussion. Anyone who writes to the board will get a response from the board. I will be present at all the major Brown Swiss shows in New York to facilitate communication with membership. Rieder: As a Director, I feel we need as much transparency as possible so the members can be assured that their concerns and questions are being answered. Members need to feel comfortable to contact any Director and feel April 2017

that action will be taken. I feel that it starts with the Executive Secretary, all the way down to the members. We all need to work together to make this breed competitive in the dairy industry. Read: Minnesota is so fortunate to have had our directors communicate at various MBSA events, but also in our newsletter. I hope to continue that process. Calls, emails, letters would be my communication tool with the Executive Secretary and BSA staff. It is my opinion that the national staff answer directly to the Executive Secretary, and my communication on problems, corrections, concerning the management of staff should only be directed to the Executive Secretary. Questions concerning registrations, payments, of course, can go directly to staff, via email or phone. What are your proposals for increasing the Brown Swiss Association’s revenue stream? True: The life blood of our organization is in registering cattle. Brown Swiss revenue streams will increase with a consistent vision from the board that is effectively communicated with more involvement from the field rep. Progressive Sires represent another opportunity to increase revenue streams. As a board, it is our job to listen to our membership and craft the vision for the future. Revenue streams will increase when that vision is consistent with the membership and effectively communicated through all channels that touch the membership. Rieder: I feel the Progressive Sire program can be expanded to generate more revenue for the Association. We also need to increase membership and animal registrations. We need to find grade Brown Swiss herds and help them get caught up on registrations. Again, I feel that is where the Field Rep position will greatly help the breed. I feel we need the Rep out on the road as much as possible promoting Brown Swiss cattle. Read: My first duty would be to review the profitability of our current programs before making any suggestions for changes. I believe that the current board has made great strides in profitability choices and must be willing to listen and learn before adding anything else. Secondly, increasing the presence of BSCBA via our new field representative, could yield increased registrations. It is my opinion that while everyone likes to show a winning cow, BSCBA needs to increase their promotion of the total cow. Much more emphasis appears to be on that “Show Winner” than on production, even in our BSCBA Bulletin. I truly believe that Brown Swiss can be high-indexing cows that have show quality! Perhaps the use of genomics will lead to that. Also, with Holstein World and the All-Breeds Blog available digitally, “total cow” promotion, in particular NM$, which is universal to all breeds, on those sites could lead to increased interest in the Brown Swiss Cow. 11


All-American Winners

The All-American contest has once again showcased the tanbark trail show winners in the Brown Swiss breed. With 156 entries and 20 states and Canada represented, this year’s winners have been chosen by the panel of judges from around the country.

Wisconsin, New York, and Ohio lay claim to the most honorees. Wisconsin breeders claim the top spot with 12 awards. The Thompsons of Random Luck and partners helped drive that number with five awards. The members of Elite Dairy led New York to rank second with 11 different awards. Ohio followed closely with nine.

Dean Dohle

Three bulls each sired four winners, Blessing Tex Braiden ET *TM, Sunnyisle Total ET *TM and Mort Legacy Bonanza *TM followed by Old Mill WDE Supreme ET *TM and Blessing Mort Garbro Gib ET *TM each with three award-winning daughters. Judges for this year included the national judges: Dean Dohle, Missouri; Mike Moyer, Texas; Angelo Pozatti, Italy; Chris Hill, Maryland; Steve Hendress, Indiana; Callum McKinven, Quebec, Canada and Joe Sparrow, Kentucky. These seven judges selected their top six choices from amongst the entries and ranked them 1-10. Those nominees were then submitted to an additional panel of judges including Steve Wagner, Pennsylsvania; Nathan Goldenberg, Texas; Michael Heath, Maryland; Chris Lang and Chris Lahmers, Ohio; Tom Foss, Minnesota; Ted DeMent, Illinois; David Bergeron, Ontario, Canada and Lee Barber, Iowa. The scores of these judges were combined with the scores of the nominating committee and the tallies were then calculated with the All-American winners ranked with the lowest scores. A complete breakdown of the top six in each class and judges scores can be found on the brownswissusa.com website. The total scores can be found at the end of this All-American section.

Tom Foss

Ted DeMent

David Bergeron

Spring Calves

Unanimous All-American

Lee Barber

Mike Moyer

Angelo Pozatti

Chris Hill

Steve Hendress

Callum McKinven

Joe Sparrow

Steve Wagner

Nathan Goldenberg

Michael Heath

Chris Lang

Chris Lahmers

Reserve GLEN ISLAY BIVER FAIRYTALE CAN12031410 Born 03/18/16

Sire: Sherma Blooming Biver Dam: Glen Islay Fantasy Breeder: Andrew & Amanda Den Haan & Jeff Stephans, Fergus, ON Owner: Lookout & Gerald Halbach, Canton de Hatley, QC Honorable Mention

BLESSING FORMULA FLOURISH 68177078 Born 03/06/16

Sire: Brown Heaven Winningformula ET Dam: Blessing Pepper Flair Breeder & Owner: Blessing Farms, Ft. Wayne, IN

BLUE DIAMOND PARKER GIA ET 68176354 Born 03/03/16 Sire: Brothers Three Parker ET *TM Dam: Grass Haven Chip Gucci ET Breeder: John, Raymond & Diane Sagaria, Petaluma, CA Owner: Elisabeth & Elise Regusci, Modesto, CA

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Winter Calves

Reserve

Unanimous All-American

KAR-LINN GIB ROSALEA 68177170 Born 12/02/15

Sire: Blessing Mort Garbro Gib ET *TM Dam: Kar-Linn Supreme Razzle ET Breeder & Owner: Jeff Brown & Kar-Linn Swiss, Jackson Center, OH

Honorable Mention

SUN-MADE ELITE NEITH ET 68173265 Born: 12/03/15

NEW VIEW S ENCORE 68177547

Sire: Old Mill WDE Supreme ET *TM Dam: Jo-Dee Wonderment Nuclear ET Breeder: Sunshine Associates LLC, Whitewater, WI Owner: Leif Thompson, Viroqua, WI

Born 12/08/15

Sire: Cutting Edge Seaman *TM Dam: Top Acres B Simon Ella Breeder: Lucas Ayars, Mechanicsburg, OH Owner: John & Bonnie Ayars & Dr. Kenny Jo Manion, Mechanicsburg, OH

Fall Calves

Unanimous All-American

Reserve

OURWAY SEAMAN FANCY

840003128187676 Born 09/07/15

Sire: Cutting Edge Seaman *TM Dam: Kamps-Hollow Flavor Breeder: Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn, WI Owner: Ourway Holsteins & Nathan & Daisy Johnson, Parker, SD

Honorable Mention

CHRISTYS BRDN FREE WAY 68175669 Born 09/10/15

Sire: Blessing Tex Braiden ET *TM Dam: Spring Acres Wunder Fanny Breeder & Owner: Gregg Christianson, Bonduel, WI

TOP ACRES BRAIDEN WIZA ET 68174067 Born 10/07/15 Sire: Blessing Tex Braiden ET *TM Dam: Top Acres Supreme Wizard ET Breeder: Wayne E. Sliker, St. Paris, OH Owner: Lindsey Ann Rucks, Okeechobee, FL

Summer Yearlings Unanimous All-American

Reserve BROOK HOLLOW TOTAL PARTY 68174876 Born 06/04/15

Sire: Sunnyisle Total ET *TM Dam: Brook Hollow Miss Pout Breeder & Owner: Delbert & Heather Yoder, West Salem, OH

Honorable Mention

PEACH KIST TL BEDAZZLE 840003131526282 Born 06/02/15

Sire: Cutting Edge Tallant ET Dam: Peach Kist KV Brooklyn ET Breeder & Owner: Jenna L. Smith, Martinsburg, PA

NIERMANS DURHAM RHODA 68174216 Born 06/02/15 Sire: Hilltop Acres W Durham ET *TM Dam: Daveco Funky Rhythm ET Breeder: Ryland Nierman, Brownstown, IN Owner: Braylon Hoesly, Monroe, WI

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Spring Yearlings

Reserve

All-American

BROWN HEAVEN BLOOM BUBLEGUM ET CAN108880645 Born 03/01/15

Sire: Sherma Glenn Blooming ET Dam: Brown Heaven J Butterfly Breeder: Ferme Brown Heaven, Vercheres, QC Owner: Bradner Farms, Abbotsford, BC Honorable Mention

TOPP-VIEW MEGATRON VERITY 68168670 Born 03/02/15

Sire: Mr Supreme Megatron ET Dam: Alfa Creek Parker Victory Breeder: Keaton Topp, Botkins, OH Owner: Keaton & Kinley Topp, Kettlersville, OH

JENLAR CARTER TRIX TWIN 68167041 Born 03/06/15 Sire: Voelkers TD Carter *TM Dam: Jenlar Agenda Trillium Breeder: Larry & Jennifer Meyer, Chilton, WI Owner: Brianna Meyer, Chilton, WI

Winter Yearlings

Reserve

Unanimous All-American

TOP ACRES HP B WIZER ETV 68166024 Born 12/05/14

Sire: Mort Legacy Bonanza *TM Dam: Top Acres Supreme Wizard ET Breeder: Wayne E. Sliker, St. Paris, OH Owner: Carol Regusci & Louis Oliveira, Modesto, CA

Honorable Mention

PIT-CREW TOTAL TALIA 68166810 Born 01/01/15

Sire: Sunnyisle Total ET *TM Dam: Pit-Crew Brook Tali ET Breeder & Owner: Pit-Crew Genetics, Cambridge, MN

NORTH LANES BRAID PRESENT ET 68166792 Born 12/10/14 Sire: Blessing Tex Braiden ET *TM Dam: North Lanes AG Paisley ET Breeder: Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH Owner: Leslie & Linda Bruchey, Westminster, MD

Fall Yearlings

Reserve

Unanimous All-American

DOCHAVEN BRAIDEN DESIREE 68164875 Born 10/04/14

Sire: Blessing Tex Braiden ET *TM Dam: Cutting Edge Dee Licious Breeder & Owner: Jeffrey McKissick, New Castle, PA

Honorable Mention

RAD-ICAL SHOWRING READY ETV 68165249 Born 09/18/14

CUTTING EDGE A RUBY 68164568 Born 09/02/14

Sire: Cutting Edge W Austin ET *TM Dam: Cutting Edge Reba Ruth Breeder: Ken Main, Peter Vail and Jay & Sue Roebuck, Copake, NY Owner: John & Bonnie Ayars & Dr. Kenny Manion, Mechanicsburg, OH 14

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Sire: Blessing Mort Garbro Gib ET *TM Dam: Kulp-Terra TA Showgirl ET Breeder & Owner: Lindsey Ann Rucks, Okeechobee, FL


Junior Best 3 Females Unanimous All-American Bred by Elite Dairy, Ken Main, Peter Vail & Michael Barton, Copake, NY

CUTTING EDGE S SURI Michael Barton, Ancramdale, NY

CUTTING EDGE G BALI Ken Main & Peter Vail, Copake, NY

CUTTING EDGE A RUBY John & Bonnie Ayars & Dr. Kenny Jo Manion, Mechanicsburg, OH

Reserve Bred by Pit-Crew Genetics, Cambridge, MN

PIT-CREW TOTAL TALIA PIT-CREW SUPREME TRIUMPH ET PIT-CREW TOTAL KIARA Pit-Crew Genetics, Cambridge, MN Pit-Crew Genetics, Cambridge, MN Pit-Crew Genetics, Cambridge, MN Honorable Mention Bred by Peach Kist, Jenna L. Smith & Jenna G. Metzler, Martinsburg, PA

PEACH KIST RICHARD BRYNN Jenna L. Smith, Martinsburg, PA

PEACH KIST TL BEDAZZLE Jenna L. Smith, Martinsburg, PA

Milking Yearlings

PEACH KIST RICHARD JADE Jenna G. Metzler, Martinsburg, PA

Reserve

Unanimous All-American

JUST SO T SUNDROP 68162563 Born 09/01/14

Sire: Pit-Crew Wonder Tanbark ET *TM Dam: Cutting Edge L Suntan Breeder & Owner: Just So Farm, Lake Mills, WI

Honorable Mention

BLESSING GIB NEVA 68163759 Born 09/05/14

Sire: Blessing Mort Garbro Gib ET *TM Dam: Blessing Aaron Nann Breeder & Owner: Blessing Farms, Ft. Wayne, IN

CUTTING EDGE J TULLY ET 68164765 Born 09/20/14

Sire: Jolahofs Polo Jongleur ET *TM Dam: Cutting Edge L Taffy Breeder & Owner: Ken Main & Peter Vail, Copake, NY

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Junior Two-Year-Olds Unanimous All-American

Reserve PIT-CREW DURHAM TRIXIE 68160388 Born 03/02/14

Sire: Hilltop Acres W Durham ET *TM Dam: Pit-Crew Supreme Torino ET Breeder & Owner: Pit-Crew Genetics, Cambridge, MN

Honorable Mention

BROWN HEAVEN BONANZA FROSTY CAN108880626 Born 03/30/14

Sire: Mort Legacy Bonanza ET Dam: Brown Heaven Glenn Fantasy Breeder: Ferme Brown Haven, Vercheres, QC Owner: Golden Gate Farms Ltd, Abbotsford, BC

CUTTING EDGE B SONNY 68162330 Born 03/12/14

Sire: Mort Legacy Bonanza Dam: Cutting Edge PS Storm ET Breeder & Owner: Ken Main & Peter Vail, Copake, NY

Senior Two-Year-Olds

Reserve PEACH KIST TOTAL TANGO ET

Unanimous All-American

72064901 Born 09/04/13

Sire: Sunnyisle Total ET *TM Dam: Shen-Val Denver Tequilla ET Breeder: Jenna L. Smith, Martinsburg, PA Owner: Lindsey Ann Rucks, Okeechobee, FL

Honorable Mention

CUTTING EDGE T TRUDY ET 68156100 Born 09/08/13

Sire: Sunnyisle Total ET *TM Dam: Dublin-Hills Treats Breeder: Ken Main & Peter Vail, Copake, NY Owner: Walter Vail, Kyle Barton & Elite Dairy, Baileys Harbor, WI

CUTTING EDGE THUNDER FAYE 68158050 Born 09/01/13 Sire: Cutting Edge Thunder *TM Dam: Cutting Edge Elite Fayann Breeder & Owner: Ken Main & Peter Vail, Copake, NY

Junior Three-Year-Olds Reserve All-American

DOUBLE W THUNDER THAN 68154736 Born 03/26/13

Sire: Harts Thunder *TM Dam: CIE Double W Motown Tin Breeder: Double W Farm Dairy, Holyoke, CO Owner: Goldfawn, Double W & Random Luck, Darlington, WI

Honorable Mention

TOP ACRES GARBRO S WISH ET 68150937 Born 03/13/13

Sire: Old Mill WDE Supreme ET *TM Dam: Round Hill Pre Wishful ET Breeder: Wayne E. Sliker & Garrison Brothers, St. Paris, OH Owner: Larry & Jennifer Meyer, Chilton, WI

FAIRDALE WASP TILLIE 68152308 Born 04/24/13

Sire: Brothers Three KY Blue Wasp Dam: Milk & Honey Premium Trista ET Breeder & Owner: Richard Joe Sparrow, Owenton, KY 16

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Senior Three-Year-Olds Reserve Unanimous All-American

VOELKERS DURANGO SASHA 68148090 Born 10/31/12

Sire: Hilltop Acres G Durango ET *TM Dam: SFC Victor Sarine Breeder: Grant Voelker, Perryville, MO Owner: Ken Main & Peter Vail, Copake, NY

Honorable Mention

KRUSES VICTOR JITERBUG ET 68146344 Born 12/01/12

Sire: SCF Jet Victor Twin *TM Dam: Kruses River Jamaica ET Breeder & Owner: Rick Kruse, Earlville, IA

CUTTING EDGE T DELILAH 68147909 Born 12/02/12 Sire: Cutting Edge Thunder *TM Dam: Towpath Agenda Dancer Breeder & Owner: Kyle Barton, Ancramdale, NY

Four-Year-Olds Unanimous All-American

Reserve R N R LEBRON EMILY 68144966 Born 07/03/12

Sire: R N R Supreme Lebron *TM Dam: Wind Mill Jackpot Emma Twin Breeder & Owner: Ronald M. & E. Renee Michalovich, Lakeville, OH

Honorable Mention

FULP AGENDA SNICKERS ET 68137003 Born 09/12/11

Sire: Blessing Banker Agenda ET *TM Dam: Top Acres Wonder Sukie ET Breeder: Gary B. Fulp & Family, Aurora, MO Owner: Ken Main & Peter Vail, Copake, NY

CIE WITTSPRIDE TINKER TONJA 68162616 Born 09/22/11 Sire: Top Acres C Wonderment ET *TM Dam: IE Wittspride Tinas Tinker Breeder: Edward K. Wittorff, Ava, MO Owner: Random Luck & Goldfawn Farms, Darlington, WI

Five-Year-Olds

Reserve RANDOM LUCK B TEA ROSE

Unanimous All-American

68133880 Born 07/07/11

Sire: Mort Legacy Bonanza *TM Dam: Random Luck Twinkle OCS ET Breeder & Owner: Allison L. Thompson, Darlington, WI

Honorable Mention

CIE DOUBLE W EM FAVOR 68126278 Born 11/01/10

Sire: Olson Mel Scip Emergency *TM Dam: IE Double W Fawn Breeder: Double W Farm Dairy, Holyoke, CO Owner: Ken Main & Peter Vail, Copake, NY

NORTH LANES AG PAISLEY ET 68141809 Born 09/07/10 Sire: Blessing Banker Agenda ET *TM Dam: North Lanes Precise Pearl (M*) Breeder: Amy Jo Powell, Union City, OH Owner: Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH

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Aged Cows

Reserve

Unanimous All-American

TOP ACRES SUPREME WIZARD ET 68116090 Born 12/02/09

Sire: Old Mill WDE Supreme ET *TM Dam: Top Acres Andre Whisper ET Breeder & Owner: Wayne E. Sliker, St. Paris, OH

Honorable Mention

JO-DEE NEMO RISKY 68116761 Born 09/03/09

Sire: Jo-Dee Prelude Nemo ET *TM Dam: Jo-Dee Ensign Rosebud Breeder & Owner: Jodi J. Coppini, Tillamook, OR

BROWN HEAVEN GLENN FANTASY CAN106157091 Born 03/22/10 Sire: Schamaun BS Gordon Glenn ET Dam: Swiss Dream Agenda Faith ET Breeder & Owner: Ferme Brown Heaven, Vercheres, QC

Component Merit Cows All-American

Reserve

OLD MILL AMAZING GRACE 957593 Born 05/19/07 8-02 150D 8,400M 4.6% 386F 3.4% 286P RIP

Sire: Old Mill SB Snacks ET Dam: Old Mill JP Grace ET Breeder: M. Lorraine Bassler, Sarasota, FL Owner: Bradner-R Farms, Abbotsford, BC

Honorable Mention

KRUSES VICTOR JUDY

68105115 Born 10/09/08 7-04 215D 23,600M 3.8% 896F 3.2% 750P RIP

Sire: SCF Jet Victor Twin *TM Dam: R Kruses Vision Jodi Breeder: Mr. & Mrs. Larry Kruse & Family, Earlville, IA Owner: Rottinghaus, Woods & Sparrow, Owenton, KY

PIT-CREW LEGACY TORI ET 954146 Born 12/07/06 7-04 305D 24,173M 4.2% 1,023F 3.2% 774P

Sire: Blessing Mort Laura Legacy Dam: Milk & Honey Prem Tiffany ET *TM Breeder & Owner: Pit-Crew Genetics, Cambridge, MN

Produce of Dam Unanimous All-American

Produce of TOP ACRES ANDRE WHISPER ET 938574 Exhibited by Wayne E. Sliker, St. Paris, OH

TOP ACRES SUPREME WIZARD ET 68116090 Wayne E. Sliker, St. Paris, OH

TOP ACRES SUPREME WISP

958328 Wayne E. Sliker, St. Paris, OH

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Reserve

Produce of RANDOM LUCK TWINKLE OCS ET 940658 Exhibited by Random Luck Farm, Allison Thompson, Darlington, WI

RANDOM LUCK B TIGER LILY

68114007 Allison Thompson, Darlington, WI

RANDOM LUCK B TEA ROSE

68133880 Allison Thompson, Darlington, WI

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Honorable Mention

Produce of CUTTING EDGE PS STORM ET 68112018 Exhibited by Elite Dairy, Copake, NY

CUTTING EDGE STRATUS SUE

68137249 Ronald Kelm, Markesan, WI

CUTTING EDGE B SONNY 68162330

Ken Main & Peter Vail, Copake, NY


Best Three Females

Unanimous All-American

Bred by Elite Dairy, Copake, NY

CUTTING EDGE T DELILAH Kyle Barton, Ancramdale, NY

Reserve

CUTTING EDGE THUNDER FAYE Ken Main & Peter Vail, Copake, NY

CUTTING EDGE B SONNY Ken Main & Peter Vail, Copake, NY

Bred by Random Luck Farm, Darlington, WI

RANDOM LUCK B TEA ROSE Allison Thompson, Darlington, WI Honorable Mention

RANDOM LUCK V PRECIOUS Random Luck, Voegeli & Riedland, Darlington, WI

RANDOM LUCK S PEEKABOO ET Meghan Douglas, Darlington, WI

Bred by Kruse Swiss, Earlville, IA

KRUSES DR VICTOR ANNABELLE ET Joyce Uglow, Watertown, WI

KRUSES VICTOR JITERBUG ET Rick Kruse, Earlville, IA

KRUSES VICTOR JUDY Rottinghaus, Woods & Sparrow, Owenton, KY

ALL-AMERICAN JUDGING RESULTS This year the national judges served as the nominating committee, but their votes were counted only one time. The additional judges scores were then added to the national judges with 1 being the AA vote, 2 the RAA, 3 the HMAA and the balance ranked 4 through however many were in the rest of the class. Those votes were then tallied so that the lowest score was the resulting All-American, second lowest was Reserve and so forth. Spring Calves Blue Diamond Parker Gia ET Glen Islay Biver Fairytale Blessing Formula Flourish Cutting Edge C Demi ET Kar-Linn August Renezmae Blessing Formula Flower

15 30 49 61 73 93

Winter Calves New View S Encore Kar-Linn Gib Rosalea Sun-Made Elite Neith ET Brown Heaven Biver Snodally Rad-ical Goliath Good Luck Pit-Crew Supreme Triumph ET

15 33 45 62 78 91

Fall Calves Top Acres Braiden Wiza ET Ourway Seaman Fancy Christys Brdn Free Way Siegerts Braiden Sheena Peach Kist Richard Brynn Nor-Bert Richard Jaguar

16 34 55 67 80 88

Summer Yearlings Niermans Durham Rhoda Brook Hollow Total Party Peach Kist TL Bedazzle

16 35 47

Ros-Sue-Kle Valorie Cutting Edge S Suri Cali 100 PV Tanbark Funtime

72 83 87

Spring Yearlings Jenlar Carter Trix Twin Brown Heaven Bloom Bublegum Topp-View Megatron Verity Top Acres Garbro Wave OCS ET Cutting Edge G Bali R-Plaine B Beautiful ET

17 34 50 76 79 83

Winter Yearlings North Lanes Braid Present ET Top Acres HP B Wizer ETV Pit-Crew Total Talia Blessing August Fallon Blessing Mort Osborn Penny Dan Maur Rosco Shiver

15 31 44 63 87 87

Fall Yearlings Cutting Edge A Ruby Dochaven Braiden Desiree Rad-ical Showring Ready ETV Bo Joy Bonanza Geena Hylight Tanbark Prefection Blessing Osborn T Taylor

15 31 46 60 73 94

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Junior Best Three Females Elite Dairy (Cutting Edge) 15 Pit-Crew Genetics 30 Peach Kist 46 Rad-ical 62 A Joy Swiss 81 Muffets Twin Acre 81 Yearlings in Milk Cutting Edge J Tully ET Just So T Sundrop Blessing Gib Neva Twinkle Hill Cad Stardell CIE Double W Chacal Gratus Ferrand Braiden Joey

16 35 53 77 80 88

Junior Two-Year-Olds Cutting Edge B Sonny Pit-Crew Durham Trixie Brown Heaven Bonanza Frosty Cutting Edge CP Spirit A Joy Braid Crown Royal OCS M & M Total Shotski

15 38 42 63 82 85

Senior Two-Year-Olds Cutting Edge Thunder Faye Peach Kist Total Tango ET Cutting Edge T Trudy ET

15 32 45

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Kulp-Gen Braiden Tatianna Brothers Three TV Wisco ETV Vin Vic Ad Society

65 74 90

Junior Three-Year-Olds Fairdale Wasp Tillie Double W Thunder Than Top Acres Garbro S Wish ET Double Star Carnation Red Brae Faust Liberty R-Hart Angilo 931

16 34 39 67 68 74

Senior Three-Year-Olds Cutting Edge T Delilah Voelkers Durango Sasha Kruses Victor Jiterbug ET Groves-Sun Total Tartan ET Kruses Dr Victor Annabelle ET Johann V Montana

15 30 48 64 79 83

Four-Year-Olds CIE Wittspride Tinker Tonja R N R Lebron Emily Fulp Agenda Snickers ET Cutting Edge Stratus Sue La Rainbow Bfly Sunkist ETV Top Acres Garbro S Wishes ET

14 28 42 57 77 83

Five-Year-Olds North Lanes Ag Paisley ET Random Luck B Tea Rose CIE Double W Em Favor Random Luck S Peekaboo ET Top Acres M W Sunny

16 37 43 65 79

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Aged Cows Brown Heaven Glenn Fantasy Top Acres Supreme Wizard ET Jo-Dee Nemo Risky Double W Iona Alfa Creek Parker Victory Busy Bee Syndicate Jasper

16 33 47 65 89 92

Component Merit Pit-Crew Legacy Tori ET Old Mill Amazing Grace Kruses Victor Judy Random Luck Prem Talent ET Old Mill Starksy Love ET Top Acres Supreme Wisp

15 31 42 55 75 78

Senior Best Three Females Elite Dairy (Cutting Edge) Random Luck (B) Kruse Swiss Armbruster Bros (Red Brae) Pit-Crew Genetics Voelker Swiss Farms

14 30 42 63 71 78

Produce of Dam Produce of Top Acres Andre Whisper ET Produce of Random Luck Twinkle OCS ET Produce of Cutting Edge PS Storm ET Produce of Kruses River Jamaica ET Produce of Round Hill Pre Wishful ET Produce of Milk & Honey Prem Tifany ET*TM

15 32 47 64 81 83

For a complete breakdown of points see the scorecard and tally sheet on brownswissusa.com

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ALL-AMERICAN JUDGING CONTEST The All-American People’s Judging Contest was conducted online this year the last two weeks of January. There were 28 adult entries and nine juniors and two families that participated. Adult Winners 1 Ashley Schugel Shawano, WI Ed Bacon Columbus, WI 3 Austin Knapp Epworth, IA Scott Schugel Shawano, WI

160 160 158 158

Junior Winners 1 Abigail Wilber Colebrook CT 154 2 Mikey Barton Ancramdale, NY 153 3 Chelsea Skidmore Union City, OH 147 Family Winners 1 The Thompson Family 147 Ole Thompson, Janet Thompson, Leif Thompson, Viroqua, WI 2 The Wingert Family 93 Coltin Wingert, Morgan Wingert, Claytin Wingert, Harmony, MN People’s Choice Winners: North Lanes Braid Present ET - Heifer Brown Heaven Glenn Fantasy - Cow


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Protein Plus Cows Brown Swiss Cows with 1100 Pounds Protein up to 365 Days - February 2017 PORT HAVEN DAIRY CIE PORT-HAVEN MONARCH MIRANDA 840003006895748 ‘+80 ‘ + E V V F 5/04 365 45390 3.0 1371F 3.4 1535P Sire: V B ACE MONARCH ET *TW Dam: IE PORT-HAVEN MISTY TWIN 2times Owner: PORTNER, THOMAS & MARK-- SLEEPY EYE, MN PORT-HAVEN JOELS APPALOOSA 840003006895762 ‘V88 ‘ E E E V V 5/11 362 36280 4.7 1716F 3.7 1330P Sire: RED BRAE DAA ACE JOEL *TM Dam: PORT-HAVEN APRICOT TWIN CIE PORT-HAVEN SOLUTIONS DIME 840003008770206 ‘E90 ‘ V E E E E 4/05 365 36400 4.0 1469F 3.3 1219P Sire: OLD MILL C SOLUTION ET *TM Dam: IE PORT-HAVEN AGENDAS DINA Owner: PORTNER, ISABELLA LYNN-- SLEEPY EYE, MN TRUE FARMS, INC. TRULEA ZEUS NEXT TIME 7880 70907734 ‘E90 ‘ V E E V E 4/05 365 3x 40130 5.0 2025F 3.5 1408P Sire: RED BRAE PRELUDE ZEUS (M) Dam: TRULEA BONUSPT NAME ME 6719 TRULEA ALIMONEY 8643 72336773 ‘NC ‘ 3/00 365 3x 32620 5.2 1681F 3.6 1177P Sire: R HART V A ALIMONEY ET *TM Dam: ROUND HILL GOLDWYN SNAPPER ET LBH TRULEA GOLD SERENITY 8296 71493834 ‘V87 ‘ V V + + E 3/09 305 3x 32920 4.3 1412F 3.5 1149P

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Sire: BO JOY AGENDA GOLDWYN *TM Dam: LBH ONE-TRUE HILL BONUS SARAH IE TRULEA SHIEK KAREBEAR 7228 69777424 ‘NC ‘ 5/06 365 3x 36130 4.0 1447F 3.2 1141P Sire: SAMPLE HILL CUPIDS SHIEK Dam: ID TRULEA SKIP KOALA 5660 TRULEA VIGOR SENSUAL 8294 71493832 ‘+81 ‘ + V + + G 3/09 306 3x 33650 4.9 1653F 3.3 1101P Sire: SUN-MADE VIGOR ET *TM Dam: TOWPATH DYNASTY SEXY Owner: TRUE FARMS, INC.-- PERRY, NY FOREST LAWN FARM LLC DOUBLE W MOTOWN LANIE 68126289 ‘2E92’ E E E E E 5/03 349 3x 43850 2.9 1262F 3.1 1378P Sire: OLSONS MEL ZEUS MOTOWN ET *TM Dam: DOUBLE W DYN LADONNA TWIN 2times Owner: FOREST LAWN FARM LLC-- WAUSAU, WI VOEGELI FARM, INC. V B RIV BROOKINGS ZAPHINA ET 68153261 ‘E91 ‘ E E E E E 3/04 365 37720 4.4 1673F 3.4 1279P Sire: R N R PAYOFF BROOKINGS ET *TM Dam: 907422 V B RIVER ZAPPHIRE Owner: VOEGELI FARM, INC.-- MONTICELLO, WI V B ZEUS SINNAMON SPICE 68126371 ‘E90 ‘ E E E V E 5/05 365 35040 5.3 1865F 3.4 1182P Sire: RED BRAE PRELUDE ZEUS (M)

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Dam: V B LEGACY RHY SINNAMON V B TOT MILKSHAKE ET 68140461 ‘E91 ‘ E E V V E 4/00 365 35290 4.5 1601F 3.2 1123P Sire: SUNNYISLE TOTAL ET *TM Dam: V B HILLPOINT WON MIRAGE ET Owner: VOEGELI FARM, INC.-- MONTICELLO, WI BEU DELL FARM BEU DELL WM EQUIANO 68108684 ‘2E90’ E E V E V 7/06 365 34250 3.3 1134F 3.7 1258P Sire: TOP ACRES C WONDERMENT ET *TM Dam: BEU DELL ELLA ENCHANTED Owner: BEUTEL, J.E. & J.D.-- BRODHEAD, WI EBERLING DAIRY KE SABA TORCH STARLIGHT 68140120 ‘+84 ‘ V V + + + 4/00 365 32590 4.5 1473F 3.8 1224P Sire: COZY NOOK BEAMER TORCH *TM Dam: KE SPRING PRESIDENT SABA ET KE ROSE BROOKINGS ROSETT 68142730 ‘+82 ‘ + + + + + 3/02 365 32700 4.0 1318F 3.5 1144P Sire: R N R PAYOFF BROOKINGS ET *TM Dam: KE ROYAL AGENDA ROSE CIE KE SADIE PEPPER SHEA 68149210 ‘V86 ‘ V V V V V 2/05 359 27350 4.4 1207F 4.1 1111P Sire: R HART CAYENNE PEPPER *TM Dam: IE KE STAR DRIVER SADIE KE BABS PEPPER BLAIN


68152106 ‘V85 ‘ V V V V V 2/00 313 28070 4.6 1279F 4.0 1109P Sire: R HART CAYENNE PEPPER *TM Dam: KE BAILEY DRIVER BABS Owner: EBERLING, KEVIN-- POSTVILLE, IA LEE-ANNS SWISS L.L.C. LEE-ANNS APACHE LEIGH 68141698 ‘+83 ‘ V + + + + 4/00 344 29880 4.7 1418F 3.8 1123P Sire: MR ELM PARK APACHE *TM Dam: LEE-ANNS DRIVER LIMBO Owner: FRANCK, AMANDA K.-- DEWITT, IA MEADOW BROOK FARMS MEADO-BROOK AGENDA JACQUIZZ 68138382 ‘V86 ‘ V V V V V 4/03 333 3x 30780 4.8 1478F 3.6 1103P Sire: BLESSING BANKER AGENDA ET *TM Dam: MEADO-BROOK VIGOR JAMAICA 2times Owner: MEADOW BROOK FARMS-- MANITOWOC, WI

New Members & New Prefixes March 2017

NATIONAL MEMBERS

JUNIOR MEMBERS

Wisconsin Christopher & Rita Moore Fennimore, WI Charles Moore Fennimore, WI Maria Korth London, WI Massachusetts Sara Doubleday Barre, MA

Wisconsin Kali Schaar Ellsworth, WI Georgia Katie Pitchford Clermont, GA

April 2017

Contact the BSCBA office for information on memberships, prefixes and more at 608.365.4474 or ahorn@brownswissusa.com

PREFIXES Wip Acres Sara Wippermann, Kiel, WI Lucky Me Sara Doubleday, Barre, MA Waview Everett Smithson, Farina, IL Manner J Tanner & Mary Barham, Calhoun, TN

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February 2017 Two Year Olds - 800 Protein or More KE BABS PEPPER BLAIN 68152106 ‘V85’ V V V V V Sire: R HART CAYENNE PEPPER *TM Dam: KE BAILEY DRIVER BABS V B BOSE DEN JULEP 68158365 ‘V85’ V V + V V Sire: JOBO WONDER BOSEPHUS ET *TM Dam: V B DENVER CP JULEP UNO TWIN KE LUNA DRIVER LUNET 68149213 ‘V85’ V V + V V Sire: HILLTOP ACRES H DRIVER ET *TM Dam: KE LADY ALLOY LUNA CIE KE SADIE PEPPER SHEA 68149210 ‘V86’ V V V V V Sire: R HART CAYENNE PEPPER *TM Dam: IE KE STAR DRIVER SADIE HILLTOP ACRES DRM SADIE 68154393 ‘V85’ V V V + V Sire: HILLTOP ACRES W DURHAM ET *TM Dam: HILLTOP ACRES G SUPERSTAR HILLS VALLEY DALLY PIXY 840003012708641 ‘V85’ V V + + V Sire: KULP GEN PRONTO DALLY ET *TM Dam: EM HILL AGENDA POLEDRA KE SHANAE TORCH SURI 68152105 ‘V85’ + V + + V Sire: COZY NOOK BEAMER TORCH *TM Dam: KE SABA EMERGENCY SHANAE LEE-ANNS ASTRONAUT GLITZ 68157504 ‘NC’ Sire: CUTTING EDGE ASTRONAUT ET *TM Dam: LEE-ANNS BRAIDEN GLITTER KE EMILE DUTCH EMAIL 68153520 ‘+84’ + V V + V Sire: FJEL-MAR JOEL DBLE DUTCH ET*TM Dam: KE EAGLE VIGOR EMILE KE DARLA WHISKEY DOT 68152100 ‘+84’ V + + + V Sire: MANIS GLENN WHISKEY ET *TM Dam: KE DANDY WELCOME DARLA KE TWIG EMERGENCY TY 68152104 ‘+83’ + + + + + Sire: OLSON MEL SCIP EMERGENCY *TM Dam: KE TWIRL JAGGER TWIG V B FAUST Z ALLSPICE 68158355 ‘+84’ V + + V + Sire: RIEDLAND CAMELOT FAUST ET *TM Dam: V B ZEUS RHY SPICE ET V B TWILIGHT SINIMON 68158851 ‘V86’ V V + V V Sire: COZY NOOK TWILIGHT TWIN Dam: V B MOTOWN SINIMON SWITZER TALS CDNC DEKA ET 68156267 ‘V85’ V V V + V Sire: SHILOH BROOKNGS CADENCE ET *TM Dam: SWITZER TALS ALIBABA DAVOS COZY NOOK PSLI TREACHEROUS ET 68158594 ‘V87’ V V V V V Sire: PAYSSLI ET Dam: COZY NOOK PRONTO TWYLIGHT NOR-BERT TANBARK TIFFANY ET 72588429 ‘+82’ + + + + + Sire: PIT-CREW WONDER TANBARK ET *TM Dam: SUN-MADE KB PRUNKI TORA ET SHILOH CADENCE EVERLY 73361882 ‘V85’ V V + V V Sire: SHILOH BROOKNGS CADENCE ET *TM Dam: SHILOH GALAXY SHANNA V B MEDALLION JUNE 68158353 ‘V87’ V V V V V Sire: VB HP BROOKINGS MEDALLION Dam: V B VIGOR JUNEBUG L CENTURY TEMTATION AMELIA 68158643 ‘G78’ G + + + G Sire: COZY NOOK JOEL TEMTATION ET*TM Dam: L CENTURY CHARLIE ALLISON KE PATTY DURABLE PARK 68152109 ‘V85’ V + + + V Sire: HILLTOP ACRES W DURABLE ET *TM Dam: KE PAL ALLOY PATTY V B BRO A ROULETTE 68158357 ‘V85’ V V V V V Sire: SUN-MADE SD BRONX ET *TM Dam: V B ADVANTAGE ROULETTE KE JUICE KANNON JADE 68157863 ‘+83’ + + + + + Sire: READS DRIVER KANNON *TM Dam: KE JEMMA MOTIVATION JUICE V B BRAIDEN GS SULTRESS 68158356 ‘+83’ + + + + V Sire: BLESSING TEX BRAIDEN ET *TM Dam: V B GRANDSLAM MAG SULTRY V B MEDAL DEN NADINE 68156715 ‘V86’ + V V V V Sire: VB HP BROOKINGS MEDALLION Dam: V B DENVER NADINE PIT-CREW WONDER PIXIE ET 68156356 ‘V87’ V V V V V Sire: TOP ACRES C WONDERMENT ET *TM Dam: FAIR HILL ENSIGN PLEASE ET JENLAR JAVA SWEETS 68156905 ‘+84’ + V V + + Sire: MORT BLESSING DYNSTY JAVA (M) Dam: ROUND HILL WONDER SUGAR ET Three Year Olds - 920 Protein or More LBH TRULEA GOLD SERENITY 8296 71493834 ‘V87’ V V + + E Sire: BO JOY AGENDA GOLDWYN *TM Dam: LBH ONE-TRUE HILL BONUS SARAH TRULEA VIGOR SENSUAL 8294 71493832 ‘+81’ + V + + G Sire: SUN-MADE VIGOR ET *TM Dam: TOWPATH DYNASTY SEXY IE PORT-HAVEN ALIBABAS 1443 P 840003010503763 ‘V88’ V V V V E Sire: SCHARZ BS PRESIDNT ALIBABA *TM Dam: IDR PORT-HAVEN 890 TWIN OCS TRULEA GOLDWYN MELON 8286 71493824 ‘V86’ V V V V V Sire: BO JOY AGENDA GOLDWYN *TM Dam:TRULEA BRAIDEN MANGO 7132 KE ROSE BROOKINGS ROSETT 68142730 ‘+82’ + + + + + Sire: R N R PAYOFF BROOKINGS ET *TM Dam: KE ROYAL AGENDA ROSE TRULEA ALIMNY SHOWBOAT 8679 72336809 ‘+84’ V V V V + Sire: R HART V A ALIMONEY ET *TM Dam: TRULEA ALLOY SHOWMEHOW 7684 KE DOLCE PEPPER DALLAS 68144760 ‘+82’ + V + G + Sire: R HART CAYENNE PEPPER *TM Dam: KE DONNA DRIVER DOLCE COZY NOOK TEMTATION PRANCER 68147027‘ V85’ V V V + V Sire: COZY NOOK JOEL TEMTATION ET*TM Dam: COZY NOOK WONDERMENT PAMMY OPEN-ROAD CARTER SUGAR 72234863 ‘V85’ E V V V + Sire: VOELKERS TD CARTER *TM Dam: OPEN-ROAD TRUMP SWEETIE

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2/00 305 27530 4.6 1254F 4.0 1088P Herd: EBERLING DAIRY-- POSTVILLE, IA 2/01 305 29090 4.7 1364F 3.5 1015P Herd: VOEGELI FARM, INC.-- MONTICELLO, WI 2/05 305 25090 4.7 1167F 3.9 991P Herd: EBERLING DAIRY-- POSTVILLE, IA 2/05 305 23860 4.4 1047F 4.0 966P Herd: EBERLING DAIRY-- POSTVILLE, IA 2/05 305 3x 29420 4.0 1182F 3.3 960P Herd: HILLTOP ACRES-- CALMAR, IA 209 305 25120 4.0 997F 3.6 911P Herd: HILLS VALLEY FARM, LLC-- CATTARAUGUS, NY 2/01 305 23810 5.6 1324F 3.8 910P Herd: EBERLING DAIRY-- POSTVILLE, IA 2/06 305 24810 3.7 918F 3.6 896P Herd: LEE-ANNS SWISS L.L.C.-- DE WITT, IA 2/01 305 25370 3.8 953F 3.5 888P Herd: EBERLING DAIRY-- POSTVILLE, IA 2/01 305 22260 4.9 1101F 3.9 879P Herd: EBERLING DAIRY-- POSTVILLE, IA 2/00 305 22360 4.7 1061F 3.9 874P Herd: EBERLING DAIRY-- POSTVILLE, IA 2/02 305 24320 5.1 1229F 3.6 871P Herd: VOEGELI FARM, INC.-- MONTICELLO, WI 2/01 305 24290 4.9 1188F 3.5 862P Herd: VOEGELI FARM, INC.-- MONTICELLO, WI 2/03 305 24040 4.5 1071F 3.6 861P Herd: SWITZER TAL FARM LLC-- PRAIRIE DU SAC, WI 2/01 305 24120 4.3 1028F 3.6 859P Herd: COZY NOOK FARM-- WAUKESHA, WI 2/00 299 3x 25800 5.1 1309F 3.3 858P Herd: NOR-BERT FARMS, LTD.-- BREMEN, IN 2/00 305 3x 24600 4.5 1096F 3.5 854P Herd: SHILOH DAIRY LLC-- GREENLEAF, WI 2/02 305 23930 4.7 1128F 3.6 854P Herd: VOEGELI FARM, INC.-- MONTICELLO, WI 2/04 305 3x 23600 4.7 1116F 3.6 854P Herd: LEWIS CENTURY STOCK FARMS INC-- LA GRANGE, IN 2/00 305 22610 5.1 1149F 3.7 847P Herd: EBERLING DAIRY-- POSTVILLE, IA 2/01 305 24380 5.1 1234F 3.4 841P Herd: VOEGELI FARM, INC.-- MONTICELLO, WI 2/00 305 22550 4.5 1013F 3.7 840P Herd: EBERLING DAIRY-- POSTVILLE, IA 2/02 305 22370 4.4 990F 3.7 831P Herd: VOEGELI FARM, INC.-- MONTICELLO, WI 2/02 305 21560 5.1 1103F 3.8 813P Herd: VOEGELI FARM, INC.-- MONTICELLO, WI 2/02 305 3x 23810 4.5 1074F 3.4 804P Herd: NOR-BERT FARMS, LTD.-- BREMEN, IN 2/02 305 23970 4.5 1081F 3.4 803P Herd: JENLAR HOLSTEINS & BROWN SWISS-- CHILTON, WI 3/09 305 3x 32920 4.3 1412F Herd: TRUE FARMS, INC.-- PERRY, NY 3/09 305 3x 33560 4.9 1647F Herd: TRUE FARMS, INC.-- PERRY, NY 3/02 305 30640 3.5 1065F Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN 3/10 305 3x 31770 4.1 1305F Herd: TRUE FARMS, INC.-- PERRY, NY 3/02 305 29720 4.0 1199F Herd: EBERLING DAIRY-- POSTVILLE, IA 3/01 305 3x 29330 3.6 1051F Herd: TRUE FARMS, INC.-- PERRY, NY 3/07 305 27340 4.9 1326F Herd: EBERLING DAIRY-- POSTVILLE, IA 3/04 305 27250 4.5 1222F Herd: COZY NOOK FARM-- WAUKESHA, WI 3/01 305 3x 28830 4.2 1217F Herd: OPEN ROAD FARM LTD-- KILLBUCK, OH

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Robert & Joyce Wagner with Steve Wagner on the halter of Lot 1, second-high seller of the day. Photo by Randy Blodgett By Purebred Publishing & Blodgett Communications

It was a windy and cold day outside, but one of the hottest sales of the spring inside at the Bo-Joy/Graystone Sale that took place in Quarryville, Pennsylvania, on March 11. It was standing room only for the hundreds in attendance. Bidding was fast and furious from the crowd, phones, and the internet. With Wayne Sliker reading pedigrees and Chris Hill auctioneering, the duo kept the sale moving through the 147 full lots that crossed the shavings for an average of $2,734. The 93 Brown Swiss averaged $3,192. It was a true breeders

sale with the herd displaying great frames, udders, and similar style from one generation to the next. It not only was a passion of a life’s work, but the true art of breeding by Robert and Joyce Wagner and son Steve. Bo Joy Emory Gretchen ‘3E93’ established herself as a fantastic foundation brood cow with nearly one third of the Swiss herd from her maternal line. Four of the highest sellers were from the Gretchen family. Topping the sale were two from the family. Bo Joy Jet Pilot Gelinde ET ‘VG87’ a Jet Pilot from Bo Joy Ensign Glee ET ‘2E94/95MS’ sold for $26,000. Glee’s full sister, Bo Joy Ensign Miss Gee ET ‘VG89/90MS’ was second high at $21,000. Both Gretchen family members will make their home in Enosburg, Vermont, with Tim and Sharon Abbott and Steve Wagner. Also selling in the five-figure range was Get-R-Done Kingpin Galaxy for $13,200 to Yeoman, Abbott and Wagner. She was a special consignment from Craig Walton and Donald Harwood of Maryland. Linda and Leslie Bruchey of Westminster, Maryland, purchased a Kingpin out of a Braiden, Graystone Kingpin Galena for $11,000. Modern Associates with assistance from

the Pennsylvania Holstein Association handled the sale. Along with Sliker and Hill, sale staff support included Brian Garrison, David Lentz, Nick Raggi, Dave Wallace, Michael Heath and Dale Bendig. Additional Brown Swiss lots selling for over $6,500 Terra-Rose Go Sehlby ET.................. $6700 B: Wood Stone West, Lake Junaluska, NC Terra-Rose Bosephus Shelly ET........ $6600 B: Wood Stone West, Lake Junaluska, NC Bo Joy Supreme Gold ET.................. $6500 B: Ken Main & Peter Vail, Copake, NY

Standing room only crowd for the Bo-Joy sale. Photo by Randy Blodgett

KE RHONDA DRAGON RHODA 68140122 ‘+84’ + + + + V 3/09 305 23240 6.0 1403F 4.1 942P Sire: KULP GEN DYNASTY DRAGON Dam: KE RILEY BEAMER RHONDA Herd: EBERLING DAIRY-- POSTVILLE, IA PORT-HAVEN WHISKEYS GLIMMER 840003010503778 ‘ V85’ V V V + V 3/00 305 27070 3.3 897F 3.4 929P Sire: MANIS GLENN WHISKEY ET *TM Dam: PORT-HAVEN BRANDONS GEORGIA Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN Four Year Olds - 975 Protein or More TRULEA ALLOY SHOWMEHOW 7684 70430057 ‘V87’ V E V V V 4/11 305 3x 31150 5.3 1658F 3.5 1095P Sire: TWINKLE-HILL DYNASTY ALLOY Dam: TRULEA ZEUS SHOWME 5896 Herd: TRUE FARMS, INC.-- PERRY, NY WAPSI-ANA TOTAL MILDA 68136703 ‘E90’ E V V E E 4/03 305 3x 32650 4.2 1368F 3.3 1085P Sire: MILK & HONEY PREM TOTAL ET (M) Dam: WAPSI-ANA VIGOR MARGO Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN V B GRANDSLAM MAG SULTRY 68136398 ‘+83’ + V + + + 4/04 305 33020 4.8 1582F 3.2 1071P Sire: TOP ACRES GRANDSLAM ET *TM Dam: V B MAGNITUDE PRO SULTRY Herd: VOEGELI FARM, INC.-- MONTICELLO, WI MEADO-BROOK VIGOR CHANNING 68138383 ‘2E90’ E E V E E 4/04 305 3x 31880 4.4 1402F 3.3 1046P Sire: SUN-MADE VIGOR ET *TM Dam: MEADO-BROOK ZEUS CELIA Herd: MEADOW BROOK FARMS-- MANITOWOC, WI BEU DELL BROOKINGS JANA 70961957 ‘V88’ E E V E V 4/02 305 29930 3.6 1077F 3.5 1045P Sire: R N R PAYOFF BROOKINGS ET *TM Dam: BEU DELL ROBBIE JAYDEN Herd: BEU DELL FARM-- BRODHEAD, WI KE SABA TORCH STARLIGHT 68140120 ‘+84’ V V + + + 4/00 305 27870 4.5 1250F 3.7 1029P Sire: COZY NOOK BEAMER TORCH *TM Dam: KE SPRING PRESIDENT SABA ET Herd: EBERLING DAIRY-- POSTVILLE, IA IE KE FLASH ALLOY FIONNA 68128530 ‘V88’ E E E V V 4/08 305 28990 4.2 1222F 3.5 1006P Sire: TWINKLE-HILL DYNASTY ALLOY Dam: IDR KE FIDDLE BEAMER FLASH Herd: EBERLING DAIRY-- POSTVILLE, IA R N R BROOKINGS LACE 68136684 ‘E90’ E E V E E 4/03 305 31550 5.1 1611F 3.2 995P Sire: R N R PAYOFF BROOKINGS ET *TM Dam: R N R PIZZERIA LAGUNA Herd: R N R SWISS-- LAKEVILLE, OH TRULEA BRKNGS CATCH UP 8191 71157659 ‘V88’ V V V V V 4/00 305 3x 28270 4.7 1315F 3.5 979P Sire: R N R PAYOFF BROOKINGS ET *TM Dam: TRULEA DENVER CATCHME 6281 Herd: TRUE FARMS, INC.-- PERRY, NY Five Year Olds and Over - 960 Protein or More TRULEA DENVER PEACHPIT 7351 69917449 ‘V85’ E + + V + 5/05 305 3x 32140 5.3 1711F 3.3 1060P Sire: ROLLING VIEW DENVER ET *TM Dam: ROBIN NEST TURBOJET PEACH Herd: TRUE FARMS, INC.-- PERRY, NY MEADO-BROOK ZEUS CALLAHAN 68130311 ‘E90’ E V V E E 5/00 305 3x 29700 4.4 1309F 3.5 1032P Sire: RED BRAE PRELUDE ZEUS (M) Dam: MEADO-BROOK PREMIUM CATO ET Herd: MEADOW BROOK FARMS-- MANITOWOC, WI IE PORT-HAVEN POWER SURGE 1058 840003003674978 ‘V86’ E E E V + 6/05 305 29170 3.6 1056F 3.5 1024P Sire: TOP ACRES POWER SURGE *TM Dam: IDR PORT-HAVEN PAYOFF 850 Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN V B MOTOWN ROME NADIA 68126375 ‘2E92’ E E E E E 5/06 305 32440 4.8 1565F 3.1 1015P Sire: OLSONS MEL ZEUS MOTOWN ET *TM Dam: V B ROMEO NADIA Herd: VOEGELI FARM, INC.-- MONTICELLO, WI CUTTING EDGE S TREASURE ET 68132602 ‘2E92’ E E E E E 5/01 305 31510 4.2 1324F 3.2 1006P Sire: OLD MILL WDE SUPREME ET *TM Dam: DUBLIN-HILLS TREATS Herd: BLESSING FARMS-- FT WAYNE, IN SM JOELS ROSELLA 68129927 ‘+84’ E E V V G 5/04 305 28460 3.6 1024F 3.4 972P Sire: RED BRAE DAA ACE JOEL *TM Dam: SM PRSTIGE ROSETTA Herd: SWISS MISS FARMS-- FOX LAKE, WI COZY NOOK MICA JOY 68124515 ‘V88’ V E V V V 5/10 305 30820 4.2 1291F 3.1 967P Sire: OLSONS MEL ZEUS MICA ET Dam: COZY NOOK ABSOLUTE JOLLY Herd: COZY NOOK FARM-- WAUKESHA, WI

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April 22 - Mid-Atlantic Calf Sale, Frederick, MD April 30 - Active National Member Deadline May 1 - Spring Color Selections at the Northern, Fond du Lac, WI June 3 - Colorado State Show, Brush, CO June 4-6 - Colorado Youth Extravaganza, Greely, CO June 13 - Brown Swiss Field Day, Hennessee, OK July 5-8 - National Brown Swiss Convention, Canton, OH July 8 - National Convention Sale, Canton, OH July 10 - Wisconsin State Show, Madison, WI July 14 & 15 - Maryland State Picnic & Show, Frederick, MD

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