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Bulletin

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

Fe atur e s

BSCBA Winter Board Motions........................................................... 6 Roundtable: Myths of Brown Swiss Calves....................................... 10 Southeast National Show............................................................... 14 Southeast National Junior Show..................................................... 17

C ont e n t s

BSA Application............................................................................ 20 How They’re Doin’........................................................................ 26 Protein Plus Cows......................................................................... 24 PTPR Application........................................................................... 22

Department s

Ad Index...................................................................................... 29 Classification Schedule.................................................................. 16 New Members/Prefixes.................................................................. 27 What’s Going On.......................................................................... 29

BSCBA STAFF

800 Pleasant St, Beloit, WI 53511-5456 Phone: (608) 365-4474 l Fax: (608) 365-5577 David Wallace - Executive Secretary, ext. 16 Leonard Johnson - Genetic Programs Manager, Classification Coordinator, ext. 12 Kathi Brown-Meier - Superintendent of Records, Field Representative, ext. 16 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

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

3086 Route 246, Perry, NY 14530

Phone: (585) 746-8153 (Term Exp. 2020) 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 District III: Brian Lammers

On The Cov er

This month’s cover features OAW Cadence Something Special enjoying the holidays. She is a daughter of Snow Valley Legacy Sandy ‘2E92,’ a two-time Grand Champion of the Premier Junior National Show at Harrisburg. Photo by Jesse Hargrave, Jesse Hargrave Photography

19050 Fledderjohn Rd, New Knoxville, OH 45871

Phone: (517)285-2464 (Term Exp. 2018) E-mail: blammers@nktelco.net District IV: Phil Heck

6166 North Oak Rd., Freeport, IL 61032

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

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 Kayla King, Student Intern * Erin Robinstine, Layout Published monthly except for July for the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders’ Association of the U.S.A. by Purebred Publishing, Inc., Columbus, Ohio www.purebredpublishing.com All rights reserved. No reproduction of any material featured in the Brown Swiss Bulletin may be used without the written consent of Purebred Publishing. Purebred Publishing reserves the right to refuse any advertising or copy at its sole discretion. Purebred Publishing assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the advertising or copy content as submitted. Advertisers assume all responsibility for the accuracy and truthfulness of submitted advertising or copy, including photographs and pedigree information. Advertisers shall indemnify and hold harmless the Brown Swiss Bulletin for any claims concerning advertising or copy content as submitted. Purebred Publishing promotes the use of authentic and unaltered photographic images of dairy cows and disapproves of the use of any photographic images that alter the body of the animal.

The Brown Swiss Bulletin (ISSN 0007-2516) is published monthly, except for July & 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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District V: Dan Rieder

W5478 Cty Rd DR, Monroe, WI 53566

Phone: (608) 214-3390 (Term Exp. 2020) E-mail: drieder@tds.net 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: Roger Read

50775 130th Street, Lyle, MN 55953

Phone (507) 438-4416 (Term Exp. 2020) E-mail: readsbrownswiss@gmail.com District VIII: Marc Wailes

416 South Campbell, Holyoke, CO 80734

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


From the

PRESIDENT President Richard Sparrow l 502.370.6730

December 4, 2017 Dear Fellow Brown Swiss

Breeders,

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*Chart on pg. 7

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WINTER BOARD MOTIONS

Motion to accept November meeting minutes. Motion passed. Motion that a staff chart be sent out in the renewal packets going out in December. Motion passed. Motion to have Leonard Johnson as signer on registration papers as of January 1, 2018 as Board Designate. Motion passed. Motion to accept changes to the committee list. Motion passed.

Motion that BSCBA covers Board Member travel expense for meetings not to exceed $500 in addition to convention registration fee as long as expenses are reported to BSCBA. The period for expenses to be paid starts at the conclusion of the annual meeting at convention to the conclusion of the next year’s annual meeting. Motion passed. Motion to start the Genomic Merit Award at WDE based on NM$ in top 50% of class and 1 award per heifer class and all entries for award must be submitted to the national office two weeks in advance of the show, pending approval from WDE. Motion passed. Motion that two premium placings at World Dairy Expo be transferred from the Fall Yearling class to the Yearling in Milk class, pending approval from World Dairy Expo. Motion passed. Motion to remove Nate Goldenberg for one year and in order to be re-added to the judges list would need to re-apply. A letter would need to be mailed to Nate Goldenberg to notify him of this action. Motion passed. Motion to reinstate Allyn Paulson to judges list. Motion passed. Motion to go to one tier judges list. Motion passed. Motion to approve all judges that submitted for consideration, those judges being Matt Fry, Jeff Core, Linda Behling, Chip Savage and David Hanson. Motion passed. Motion to use the breed average for ECM as a requirement for production awards because it will fluctuate each year as opposed to setting a set value to meet. Motion passed. Motion to accept the following alteration to show rules: EXHIBITOR DEFINED: The exhibitor must be the owner. In case a herd is registered or bred in the names of different members of a family, residing on one farm or breeding establishment, and where the herd is one unit, all entries may be considered as a single exhibitor for all group classes. However, members of one family, where cattle are not housed as one unit, will not be considered as a single exhibitor. 6

OWNERSHIP: To be eligible for competition, whether single or in groups, animals must be entered exactly as ownership appears on the registration certificate. The registration certificate showing the most recent date of activity will be considered official. Sale animal ownership will be that of the consignor. Registration certificates showing ownership must be available. Animals owned in partnership may be shown in the name of the partnership only, except for “Family Unit” as defined above, under EXHIBITOR DEFINED. For example, if Exhibitor A and Exhibitor B own an animal in partnership and each owns animals individually, three (3) separate exhibitors exist. 1 – for Exhibitor A; 1 – for Exhibitor B and 1 – For Exhibitor A & B Partnership OWNER DEFINED: To qualify for Bred & Owned awards, one of the original owners must be listed as one of the current owners. Motion passed. Motion to change under Classification Standards for Classification rules to add to C1: Must be currently scored at least ‘E91.’ Change C2a to: Must be currently scored at least ‘E92.’ Motion passed. Motion that in order for a cow to go from ‘E94’ to ‘E95’ the cow must be in a different lactation from the previous time scored and must also be currently scored ‘E94.’ Motion passed. Motion to accept the following committee recommendations: When the new classification program is written, we need to add the following three new linear traits: 1. Rear Teat Placement 2. Pastern Strength 3. Front Leg Toe Out Also, change the method of measuring rear udder height to the distance from the vulva down to the top of the udder secretory tissue. In addition, that scoring 1st lactation cows should be optional for the first 60 days after calving to get a more accurate evaluation and 2nd or higher lactation cows would be optional the first 30 days after calving. Motion passed. Motion to not sign with Purebred Publishing at this time. Motion passed. Motion to accept the Youth Advisor job description and to forward the document to Skyler. Motion passed. Motion that the youth submit junior memberships to the national office by August 1st to be eligible to show for the year. Motion passed. Motion that ST Genetics sponsor the youth show shirts during the 2018 Southeastern Brown Swiss Junior Show. All of the Brown Swiss sponsors will be announced at ring side. Motion passed.

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BSCBA – ORGANIZATIONAL CHART 1-1-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT – RICHARD SPARROW KATHI

LEONARD JOHNSON

BROWN-MEIER

BREEDER CONCERNS, INTERBREED COOPERATION, BROWN SWISS ENTERPRISES, PROGRESSIVE SIRES, GENEX CONTACT, NATIONAL SHOWS, ANNUAL PRODUCTION RECOGNITION/AWARDS, BROWN SWISS BULLETIN, GENOMICS AND DNA REQUESTS, RESULTS AND CONFLICTS, JR. PROGRAMS, FIELD VISITS, BOARD MEETINGS

REBEKAH BOVEE

CATALOGS, USLGE, WEBSITE, ASSIST WITH BROWN SWISS ENTERPRISES

KELSEY KUEHL

REGISTRATIONS, TRANSFERS, FLUSH WORK

SKYLER DEGROFT

CLASSIFICATION COORDINATOR, GENETIC & TYPE COMMITTEE, ALL-AMERICAN/BELL RINGER CONTESTS

FIELD CLASSIFIERS

2018 BSCBA Director & President Nominations Open

Motion to refer genetic abnormality and haploid materials back to the genetic committee for recommendations and to also add Barb Lee to the genetic committee list. Motion passed.

from the

Brown Swiss Association Staff & Directors

HORN

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE/RECEIVABLE, BUDGET, MEMBERSHIP, MULTIPLE DONOR DAM FLUSH WORK, BULLETIN SUBSCRIPTIONS, PROGRESSIVE SIRE BILLING, TECHNICAL ADVISOR, ASSIST CLASSIFICATION COORD. WITH MAILINGS, HERD INVENTORY, AND BILLING

JR. PROGRAMS

Motion to accept youth budget. Motion passed.

Happy Holidays

ALLICIA

2018 BSCBA Director Nominations Open for Districts III, IV, VI and President Elections will take place at the 2018 National Convention in Coralville, IA, June 27-30. Interested candidates should send a letter of intent to the national office, Attn: Nominations by February 1, 2018. Individual state associations and other state associations within the candidate’s district may provide letters of support. According to national bylaws, the nominating committee must meet by February 15, 2018, to make nominations for national officer candidates. December 2017

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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

Happiest of Holidays to All!

~from the Minnesota Brown Swiss Association Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Reads Brown Swiss Roger, Lori and Greg Read Lyle, Minnesota readsbrownswiss@gmail.com Roger’s cell 507.438.4416

Viking Valley Farm

Rock Star Genetics LLC

Registered Brown Swiss & Holsteins Holly Tuman & Keith Landwehr 320-260-7299 | Find us on Facebook Watkins, Minnesota | rockstargenetics@live.com

The Bratlands

Gerald, Duron, Darin & Families 17464 North Valley Rd. Spring Grove, MN 55974

Ph: 507.498.5147 Fax: 507.498.5103

Duron’s Email:

dmbratland@springgrove.coop

Spring Creek Hollow Farm Cokato, MN

Amber Rae Swiss

Ron Heins Family - Alana, Lukas & Alexus 119 Hwy, 42 NE l Eyota, MN 55934 Ph: 507.251.1043 l amberraeswiss@yahoo.com

Tom & Diana Johnson 612-508-4300

REGISTERED BROWN SWISS Quality Bred Heifers and Calves for Sale

Clover Glen Farms Glenn & Deb Johnson Matt Laubach & Katie Elvehjem Claremont, MN cloverglenfarms@outlook.com Glenn cell: 507.676.3421

tomjohnsonconsulting@gmail.com

Merry Christmas to all our Brown Swiss Friends!

Arthurst Farm The Sprengelers

US Hwy 212, Plato, MN 55370 Home: 302.238.2482 / Dave’s Cell: 320.212.8571 arthurstfarm@yahoo.com

Bargmann Farms The Bargmanns

Tom & Mary Portner l Mark & Lisa Portner Sleepy Eye, MN l Ph: 507.794.4387 l porthavendairy@juno.com 8

Elroy, Bruce & Russell 9960 Jet Ave. l Glencoe, MN 55336 Ph: 320.864.3027 Brown Swiss Bulletin


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By Robin Alden As Brown Swiss breeders, we’ve heard it all – “Brown Swiss calves are so much harder to raise,” claims your Holstein breeder friend. “My daughter wanted a Brown Swiss, but I’ve heard they don’t drink out of buckets,” says your neighbor. “How do you even get them to nurse?” asks your bewildered fellow 4-H parent. Despite the rumors, Brown Swiss breeders across the country can tell you that raising their calves requires just as much patience, time and effort as any other breed. We spoke with four experienced Brown Swiss calf raisers to get their insight on starting off the future of their herd on the right foot. What we found is that, yes, in some cases, Brown Swiss calves require more “patience” than others – but in the end, the results are better calf care and a great head start. Mitch Kappelman is part of Meadow Brook Farms in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. About five percent of the farm’s 400 milking cows are registered Brown Swiss, with the remaining being registered Holsteins. The Brown Swiss RHA is 23,465M 4.27% 1,001F 3.42% 803P. Jennifer Meyer co-owns Jen-Lar Brown Swiss and Holsteins in Chilton, Wisconsin, where the family milks 120 cows in two Lely robots, with sand-bedded freestalls. Dennis and Barb Mashek, married now for 33 years, manage their seventh-generation family farm Hilltop Acres with sons Joshua and Tanner in Calmar, Iowa. The Masheks own 470 acres and rent an additional 350, raising their own corn and alfalfa. They milk 400 cows, all registered Brown Swiss, in a double-12 parallel parlor three times per day. Rosie Blessing is a co-owner of Blessing Farms in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where they milk 140 cows, all Brown Swiss, in a doublefour parlor. Cows are housed in freestalls, with some fresh cows and show cows on a pack. How many calves do you typically have on milk at a given time, and how many calves do you raise per year? Kappelman: We typically have about 40 calves on milk, but of course there are busy times and light times of the year. Recently, we have been raising about 240 heifer calves per year, plus another 10 or so bull calves for contract matings. Meyer: We usually have about 8-12 calves on milk at a time, about 60 heifer calves per year.

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Mashek: We currently have around 80100 calves on milk year round (bulls and heifers) and raise 350-400 calves per year. Blessing: We usually have an average of 20 calves on replacer at any given time. Heifer calves are raised to weaning age and number approximately 70. What is the standard you aim to achieve with each calf you raise? Kappelman: Our current goal for each calf we raise is 2.4 lbs. of average daily gain while they are on milk and limiting the number of times they require treatment for illness. Calfhood illnesses are detrimental to her future milk production, so we want to do everything we can to set her on the right path. Meyer: Our goal is to raise calves in a way that will maximize her genetic potential as a productive member of the herd. Mashek: At 85 days, we want our heifer calves between 275-330 pounds. High genomic bulls are also on the 85-day program. We have had four bulls in AI that have frozen semen at nine months of age. We want to build a strong immune system and a growthy calf, so they can reach puberty at a younger age. Blessing: We aim for big, strong, healthy calves that will enter the herd ready to milk, show or sell. How do you house your calves (ex.: in group pens, individual hutches, etc.)? What is your reason for this style of housing? Kappelman: We have a Holm & Laue automatic calf feeder that has four different stations. We created an all-in/all-out group housing design that utilizes four separate group pens. We decided on this design because it made everything less stressful for the calves and gave us the ability to end a disease cycle in each barn. Meyer: Calves are housed in individual hutches. We think the hutches provide the best ventilation for our calves, and minimize the transfer of germs between calves, with calves not able to have nose-to-nose contact. Mashek: From birth to about seven to eight days, each calf is housed in an individual, disinfected, heavy bedding straw pack pen. After seven to eight days, they are moved to group housing and also put on an automatic calf feeding system. Having each calf in its own pen the first seven to eight days, it’s given the proper attention needed to make sure it gets the correct amount of colostrum and care

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needed. Blessing: Our calf barn has individual stalls with large doors on each end and curtains on the front. In the winter, we heat just enough to keep the water from freezing. The first three days are critical to a calf’s success – what is your protocol from the time of birth to day three? Kappelman: Calf care doesn’t just begin at birth. It starts by keeping your cows on a regular vaccination program so they can transfer some of that to their calf. At birth, the calf receives Calf-Guard as soon after birth as possible. Within two hours, the calf receives a gallon of colostrum that has been quality tested and pasteurized. At birth the calves also get an eartag, receive Mu-Se, and have their navel clamped and soaked in 7% iodine. Within the first day, the newborn calf will receive Inforce III, be weighed to record birth weight, have dehorning paste applied, and have her navel dipped in iodine again. Meyer: All calves are encouraged to drink one gallon of colostrum as soon as possible after birth. Those than don’t drink a gallon on their own are esophagus-fed the remainder. The second feeding is second-milk colostrum. Feeding three, we begin feeding pasteurized waste milk. At birth, calves are given Inforce III, and one dose of First Defense. Mashek: At birth, each calf is taken away from the mother as soon as it is licked off. Then it is moved to its clean pen and vaccinated with Corona Virus, Inforce [and] MultiMin 90, navel sprayed and horns clipped and pasted. They are also ear tagged and tattooed. Each calf is given three quarts of colostrum for three feedings. Each calf is given a choice to drink from a nipple pail (we don’t like bottles). If the calf does not drink by itself, it will be tube-fed. Each feeding they are tried with pail, and if it will not drink, it will be tubed again. No calf will be tubed more than three times. After the third feeding, the calf will be given the chance to drink, and if it does not, it will be left alone and tried at the next feeding. Usually within one or two feedings, the calf is hungry and figures out to drink. Blessing: New calves are fed three quarts of colostrum within the first two hours. Colostrum from the fresh cow is fed for the second and third feeding. We add five cc penicillin per feeding until weaned. If the calf refuses to drink, we use an esophageal feeder. Do you feed whole milk or milk replacer? If you feed whole milk, do you do anything to


f Brown Swiss Calves prepare the milk (ie. pasteurization, etc.)? If you feed milk replacer, what nutritional values do you look for on the tag?

How much milk do you feed per feeding, and how many times are your calves fed milk per day?

Mashek: We have always used nipple pails, as we don’t care for bottles. Blessing: We bottle feed exclusively.

Kappelman: We feed pasteurized whole milk from our treated and high SCC cows that is supplemented with a Land O’ Lakes milk balancer to increase protein levels. This has helped us achieve great growth rates and consistently kept our bulk tank SCC below 100,000. Meyer: We feed pasteurized whole milk. Mashek: We feed colostrum at birth. We test each feeding with a refractometer. After three feedings, all calves are switched to a whole milk, milk replacer 25/20. Blessing: Our milk replacer is 20% protein, 20% fat.

Kappelman: The beauty of an autofeeder is that the calf can eat when it is hungry. Most of our calves drink 10-12 liters (2.6-3.1 gallons) per day. Meyer: Day 2-10 calves are fed a halfgallon. By day 10-14, calves are ramped up to one gallon of pasteurized milk, until 10 days prior to weaning, when calves then drop back to 1/2 gallon until weaned. Mashek: At birth, calves are fed three quarts colostrum, morning and night. At the fourth feeding, they are fed two quarts of milk replacer am/pm each day. Once calves are moved to group housing and placed on the automatic calf machine, the first 21 days, they can drink two liters per feeding up to four times a day. After 21 days, they can drink two liters per feeding up to six times a day. Heifer calves are on the machine for 85 days and bull calves are on for 60 days. Blessing: We feed two quarts of replacer twice a day.

If you do bucket/pail train, what method(s) do you find work best?

What vaccination protocol do you follow with pregnant cows/heifers, if any? What is your calf vaccination protocol? Kappelman: Pregnant heifers receive SRP, 12 weeks pre-fresh, Alpha 7, 10 weeks prefresh, and J5 and Scourguard 4KC: 8 weeks prefresh. Dry cows receive the same protocol, but with an additional booster of J5 and Scourguard. Calf vaccinations include the aforementioned Calf-Guard at birth, Inforce III at a day old, Bovishield One Shot and Alpha 7 at about 2 months, Spirovac at 4 months, Bovishied 5L5 FP HB at 5 months, SRP and Bovishield 5L5 FP HB at 10 months, and SRP and Alpha 7 at 11 months. Meyer: At 30 DIM, cows are given Pyramid 10 modified live with Lepto, throughout lactation two doses of Vision 7, at dry off ViraShield 6 L5-HB and Scour Bos 9. When animals are moved to pre-fresh, cows at 21 days prior to calving, heifers at 28 days, they’re again given Scour Bos 9. Calves are given Inforce III at birth, Pyramid 10 post weaning, Pyramid 10 again at six months, and again pre-breeding around 12-13 months. Mashek: At weaning time, calves go on Bovishield Gold every six months and then they also get One-Shot one time per year. Milk cows get One-Shot once per year and [we] also give them J-Vac and Scour Bos. Blessing: Pregnant cows are vaccinated with Triangle 10 HB, Spirovac L5 and Ultrabac 7. Calves are vaccinated at birth with Bovine Ecolizer +C20 for Clostridium. At approximately one week, they receive Inforce 3 for respiratory disease, and again at two to three weeks of age, they receive Once PMH IN, also for respiratory disease. Both are administered intranasal. They are given a shot for Clostridium later at approximately four weeks plus.

When do you introduce grain and hay (and/ or pasture)? Kappelman: Grain is introduced at 3-5 days of age when they enter the group pen. Hay is introduced when the group begins weaning (day 47). Meyer: Calf Starter is offered by day seven. We don’t begin feeding calves hay until a couple weeks after weaning. Mashek: Grain is introduced in group housing pens once they are put on the automatic calf machine. Hay is introduced at weaning time. Blessing: We place 18% protein calf starter in front of the calves at one week of age. We don’t feed hay. What method do you use to feed your calves (ie.: bottle, pail, etc.)? Kappelman: The calves are fed on a bottle for the first 3-5 days while they are still in their individual pens. The autofeeder uses a nipple so our Brown Swiss calves have generally had a very easy transition from bottle to autofeeder. Meyer: All calves are fed with bottles at birth. Holsteins are transitioned to the pail by 10 days of age. Brown Swiss stay on the bottle longer, usually beginning the transition around three weeks of age, depending on the individual calf’s temperament.

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Meyer: We think the floating nipple works the best for us. Some of the calves are dunkers, so we have to be more careful that they don’t ingest milk into their lungs. We definitely have more Brown Swiss dunkers compared to Holstein. Mashek: Before we built our calf barn, I was able to get about 90/95% of my calves to drink from buckets. We used a weighted nipple to help them get started. What is your process for weaning calves (How old, method(s), how long)? Kappelman: The autofeeder is programmed to start weaning the calf at day 47. By 60 days of age, the calf is completely weaned. Meyer: We wean at eight weeks, unless the calf was a preemie. We begin ramping milk quantity down at 10 days prior to weaning. Calves that wean more difficult, we offer warm water once per day for a few days. Mashek: Heifers - 85 days on machine, and bulls - 60 days on the machine. The machine automatically calculates as the days decline. The last seven days, the calves still get the same volume of water, just less concentration. Blessing: We stop feeding replacer at 12 weeks and we do not move them from their stall for three to four more days. Do you raise bull calves? If so, what if anything do you do differently with them? Kappelman: Our bull calves from commercial cows are sold at auction at a few days old. Our bull calves with AI interest are raised individually in hutches because they cannot come in contact with animals that received Inforce III. Mashek: Yes, we raise all our bulls. With the expansion in 2014, we have cut back the number of bulls to keep and steer out the rest. Blessing: Approximately 15 bull calves are kept for breeder bull sales and are fed like our heifers. The remaining bull calves are sold at three days to a week [old] and are also started like our heifers.

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The Myths of Brown Swiss Calves

If you have experience with multiple breeds - do you find Brown Swiss calves are more difficult to raise than other breeds? Why or why not? Kappelman: In general, Brown Swiss calves may require a bit more patience, but I firmly believe in the power of Selenium. If we have a calf that is hungry, but won’t suck, Selenium typically does the trick. Meyer: Brown Swiss do better being bottle-fed longer, compared to our Holsteins. Some of the Brown Swiss are more difficult to pail train than the Holsteins, [there are] more dunkers. The floating nipple helps, and we actually use that for both breeds. Mashek: Brown Swiss is our main breed here on the farm. I have fed a few Holsteins, Jerseys and Ayrshires, and to me, they are all about the same, if they don’t want to drink, they won’t!! Do you find your Brown Swiss calves require a different approach than other breeds? Kappelman: Most of our Brown Swiss calves have no problem at all, but if they do, patience is a key trait. Meyer: Some calves we need more patience for than others.

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Mashek: No! They can be less aggressive then Holsteins, but you need to be patient with them. Also, you need to remember not to OVER tube. Every time you tube a calf, you are irritating their throat. Too many people think you need to keep tubing, but you don’t. Believe me, they will drink. I had a bull calf go five days with no drinking, and guess what, he drank!! Blessing: We never allow a calf to nurse the cow. An esophageal feeder is used for calves that refuse to drink. What sets your calf raising routine apart from the rest? Kappelman: I believe that our dedication to doing every step the right way sets our farm apart from the rest. I think our growth rates and hip heights reflect that. Meyer: I’m not sure. Our system isn’t perfect, and I’m sure we do many of the same things other producers do for their calves. We saw a big difference in our calves when we switched over to pasteurized whole milk. Mashek: We try to prevent problems. Keeping neat, clean, disinfected, dry, wellbedded calf pens and group pens and good air is a must.

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Blessing: We have never used calf hutches. We dismantle, clean and disinfect each stall after every use. What advice would you give new Brown Swiss owners about raising their calves? Kappelman: Selenium, patience, and only bucket train them if you have to. I would also recommend using high-quality genetics. I believe that our higher PPR and NM$ heifers are faster to start eating and drinking than our lower genetic animals and in general have better health. Meyer: Calf feeders should have a lot of patience, no matter what the breed is. Some calves will require the feeder to play with the nipple in the calf’s mouth longer than other calves. We very seldom have a Swiss calf that won’t drink. Maybe it’s luck. Mashek: Get the colostrum in the calves!!!! The more the better. Do NOT over tube!! Ask questions! Talk to your veterinarian, feed nutritionists and other farmers. You are never too old to learn and improve. Blessing: Brown Swiss calves sometimes require more patience and TLC until they start to drink.


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Pictured L-R: Ohio Brown Swiss Queen Sarah Lehner; Christine Oehmichen on the halter of the Res. Grand Champ.; Rick Thompson on the halter of the Grand Champ.; National Brown Swiss Ambassador Gianna Novak; Judge Richard Hill By Cheri Oechsle The Southeast National Brown Swiss Show was held on November 7 in Louisville, Kentucky, with Richard Hill of New York serving as the official. Brown Swiss from across the country competed for top honors in the last of the national shows. At the end of the competitive heifer show, it was the Michigan-owned Winter Calf that took the Junior Champion honors home. Owned by Kelvin Webster and Hayleigh Geurink, Siegerts Power Merry is a Hilltop Acres DM Power daughter out of a Very-Good Braiden. Hill praised her for her deep rib and overall correctness over his choice of the winning Winter Yearling heifer for Reserve Junior Champion honors. RADIcal Goliath Good Luck is a 2016 All-American nominated Goliath daughter owned by the partnership of Cindy Warner, Terri Packard and Jenny Trapp of Frederick, Maryland. Good Luck is out of a Very-Good Bonanza daughter of the All-American ‘2E92’ Gaiety. Hayden Hauschildt of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, was the owner of the Intermediate Champion, and later named Honorable Mention Grand Champion of the show, Jaden Total Chaos. She is a Junior Three-Year-Old backed by a Very-Good Marauder daughter with records to 27,430M, backed by an Ex14

cellent dam. Hill praised the 89-point Total daughter for her dairyness and mammary system over his Reserve Intermediate Champion, V B HP Pepper Whami ET, a Junior Two-Year-Old that topped the Eastern Breeders Sale in October. Wham is a Cayenne Pepper daughter out of a Very Good Camelot backed by the ‘2E90’ Top Acres Jade Whimsy ET. She is owned by New View Swiss and Josh Jones of Scottsville, Kentucky. The Senior and Grand Champion honors went to a pair of Wisconsin cows owned by the Thompsons of Random Luck Farm. Taking home the Senior and Grand Champion banner, Judge Hill praised the first-place Component Merit cow, Random Luck L Talula for her length of neck and dairyness over the firstplace Aged Cow Random Luck B Tea Rose. Both cows go back to the ‘2E92’ Sun-Made Jetway Taps ET cow. Talula, a ‘2E93’ Legacy has 112,940M 5,549F 3,997P lifetime to date. She also has multiple All-American nominations to her credit as does her ‘2E93’ Premium dam who was also the National Cow for All Seasons in 2013. The Reserve Senior and Grand Champion, Tea Rose, is a ‘2E94’ Bonanza and multiple All-American honoree with records to 23,650M 1,130F 812P. She is out of a ‘2E91’ Premium awardwinning dam with records to 32,720M. Brown Swiss Bulletin

The second-place Component Merit Cow, Jonlee Secret Langwathby ‘2E94,’ as in Madison, took both the Nasco Type and Production Award and Total Performance Award with her outstanding production. Her lifetime to date as a Six-Year-Old is 190,053M 9,887F 6,928P. The Cutting Edge Secret ET *TM daughter is owned by Dalton, Dillon and Breanne Freeman of Bremen, Indiana. Premier Breeder of the show was North Lane Farm while UdderConfusion Dairy took home the Premier Exhibitor awards. Following are the top six in each class:

Spring Heifer Calves (17) 1. CIE Haley Carter Shiloh (Voelkers TD Carter *TM), Haley Wilson, Parkton, MD; 2. MD-WestView Sicily ET, Kelvin Webster, Hayleigh Geurink & Velmar Green, Laingsburg, MI; 3. Fairdale B Durham Snazzy, Fairdale Farm & Buckmeadow Farm, Owenton, KY; 4. LaFoster Chili PepperSkyler, Olivia Foster, Cleveland, NC; 5. Round Hill Supre Welcome ET, Cynthia Warner, Frederick, MD; 6. Triple C Jongleur Jade, Caitie Collier, Harrodsburg, KY Winter Heifer Calves (15) 1. Siegerts Power Merry (Hilltop Acres DM Power), Kelvin Webster and Hayleigh Geurink, Laingsburg, MI; 2. Wind Mill Carter Snow Angel, Ernie Kueffner, Mike & Linda Hellenbrand and Terri Packard, Boonsboro, MD; 3. Brittcos Carter Toffee, Derek and Brittany Heizer, Snow Camp, NC; 4. Wind Mill Tussel Jasmine 1724, Amy Hughes &


ational Show Ayden Watts, Killbuck, OH; 5. UdderConfusion P Magnolia, UdderConfusion Dairy Farm, Durand, IL; 6. Rough Road Thunder Molly, McKenzie Pedigo, Smiths Grove, KY Fall Heifer Calves (14) 1. Johann Jongleur Amaze (Jolahofs Polo Jongleur ET *TM), Madelyn Topp, Wapakoneta, OH; 2. VoGrin Cali Fabulous Wilma, Tammy Voegeli and Louie Oliveira, Arlington, WI; 3. Vo Grin Faulous Ping Twin, Louis and Garen Oliveira, Hanford, CA; 4. Sun-Made R Tinkerbell ET, Kelvin Webster & Hayleigh Geurink, Laingsburg, MI; 5. North Lanes CP Princess ET, Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH; 6. Lone Acres C Jazz, Emily Kipp, North Prairie, WI Summer Yearling Heifers (12) 1. Dublin-Hills Sari ET (Top Acres Winmore ET), Richard Love, Scottdale, PA; 2. Cali 100 PV Flash Foxy, Louie Oliveira and Suton Paulson, Arlington, WI; 3. Posey-Creek Barkin Brynnda, Andi Dillon & Lila Howell, North Adams, MI; 4. Express-SMD Fireball, Stan-Mar-Dale Express, Urbana, OH; 5. Kulp-Gen T Beautiful ET, Elizabeth Howman, West Salem, OH; 6. North Lanes Bos Parfait, Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH Spring Yearling Heifers (7) 1. Glen Islay Biver Fairytale (Scherma Blooming Biver *TM), Glamour View, Iager and Walton, Walkersville, MD; 2. LJF Seamans Coll Party, Jacob Johns, Chapel Hill, TN; 3. Rocky Road Braiden Laci, Ashley Osborn, Vandalia, IL; 4. Rippling August Kyra, Molly Moffett, Jeromesville, OH; 5. DutchLuck SM Dynams Dutchess, Jozef Heijkoop, Webster, FL; 6. Empire Victor Baily ET, Bryce Birk and Paige Reed, Walkerton, IN Winter Yearling Heifers (9) 1. Rad-ical Goliath Good Luck (Old Mill Tray Goliath ET *TM), Cindy Warner, Terri Packard and Jenny Trapp, Frederick, MD; 2. Cutting Edge C Kitty ET, Nicholas Love, Scottdale, PA; 3. Giesy Manor Bosephus Misty, Carli Binckley, Salem, OH; 4. Reid Family Lilly GPS Lil D, Skyler, Sawyer & Somer Reid, Quaker City, OH; 5. Random Luck Watch Me Whip ET, Lee and Joscelyn Strange, Harrodsburg, KY; 6. Open-Road C Pepper Who-Izit, Amy Hughes, Killbuck, OH Fall Yearling Heifers (12) 1. Glenmar-Dale Seaman Poppy (Cutting Edge Seaman *TM), Becky Brown, Stitzer, WI; 2. Udderly Seaman 167, Louis & Garen Oliveira, Hanford, CA; 3. Kruses Tallant Wildcat, Colton & Luke Buckley & Maria, Jack & Sydney Saltzman, Alvada, OH; 4. Power Line Emergency Nellie, Double W Dairy & Udder Confusion Dairy, Durand, IL; 5. Hidden Hill Trent Camryn, Ally Jones, Glasgow, KY; 6. North Lanes Braiden Puma, Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH Junior Best 3 Females (3) 1. Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH; 2. Ryland Nierman, Brownstown, IN; 3. Delbert Teeter & Family, Trafalger, IN Yearling Heifers in Milk (1) 1. Hidden Paradise B Whirlwind (Blessing Tex Braiden ET *TM), Lynne Tormoehlen, Springfield, KY Junior Two-Year-Old Cows (8) 1. V B HP Pepper Wham ET (R Hart Cayenne Pepper *TM), New View Swiss & Josh Jones,

Pictured L-R: National Brown Swiss Ambassador Gianna Novak; Dalton Freeman on the halter of the Nasco Type & Production and Total Performance Award Winner; Ohio Brown Swiss Queen Sarah Lehner Scottsville, KY; 2. Niermans Braiden Lace, Ryland & Brayton Nierman, Brownstown, IN; 3. Just In Braiden Paradise, Justin and Ashley Kaufman, Friedens, PA; 4. Topp-View Woods Push-It, Keaton and Kinley Topp, Botkins, OH; 5. Topp-View Phoenix J Lo, Keaton, Kinley & Madelyn Topp, Botkins, OH; 6. Horseshoe Hill Birthday ET, Meridith Franks, Waynesboro, GA; Senior Two-Year-Old Cows (7) 1. Kruses Medallion Sandy (VB HP Brookings Medallion), Fairdale Farm & Buckmeadow Farm, Owenton, KY; 2. R Hart Atom 1, Stan-Mar-Dale Express & Top Acres, Urbana, OH; 3. Topp-View Wonder Rock Me, UdderConfusion Dairy Farm, Durand, IL; 4. Kulp-Gen Braiden Rally, Sylvia, Julianne, Anna & Stephenie Headings, Plain City, OH; 5. North Lanes Braid Persia ET, Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH; 6. Niermans Java Pascale, Shelby Nierman, Brownstown, IN Junior Three-Year-Old Cows (10) 1. Jaden Total Chaos (Sunnyisle Total ET *TM),

Hayden Hauschildt, Ellsworth, WI; 2. Pop A Top Braiden Wiggles, Carter & Addison Major, Lebanon, TN; 3. Double W Class Michelle, Double W Dairy & Udder Confusion Dairy, Durand, IL; 4. North Lanes Snow Globe, Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH; 5. Jo-Dee Secret Slurpee, Todd and Heather Hyman, Adams, NY; 6. Medlang Davenport Impala, Eric Lang, Brooklyn, IA Senior Three-Year-Old Cows (6) 1. Niermans Valor Violet (Niermans Wonderment Valor), Anna Marie & Carter Settles, Clayton, IN; 2. Cutting Edge HP Gwen ET, Lauri Beggs, Ogdensburg, NY; 3. Jo-Dee Victor Radiant ET, Travis Richardson & Richardson Genetics, Cornersville, TN; 4. CIE Double W Chacal Josefine, Double W Dairy & Udder Confusion Dairy Farm, Durand, IL; 5. Brothers Three TV Witty ETV, Topp-View & Brothers Three, Botkins, OH; 6. Rollin-Huels Powers Delphine, Taylor Huels, Carlyle, IL

CONTINUED ON PAGE 16 Below - Pictured L-R: Ohio Brown Swiss Queen Sarah Lehner; National Brown Swiss Ambassador Gianna Noavk; Judge Richard Hill; Cindy Warner; Terri Packard on the halter of the Res. Jr. Champ.; Hayleigh Geurink; Kelvin Webster; Eddie Sekerak and Kentucky Brown Swiss Princess Alexis Perry.

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Pictured L-R: Ohio Brown Swiss Queen Sarah Lehner; John Ayars; Kenny & Kelly Jo Mannion on the halter of the Res. Int. Champ.; Hayden Hauschildt on the halter of the Intermediate Champ.; Judge Richard Hill; Kentucky Brown Swiss Princess Alexis Perry; National Brown Swiss Amabassador Gianna Novak.

Four-Year-Old Cows (9) 1. Sun-Made Bosephus Tropical (Jobo Wonder Bosephus ET *TM), Magen Busker, Ridott, IL; 2. Fairdale Wasp Tillie, Richard Joe Sparrow, Owenton, KY; 3. Reich-Dale Bonanza Whitley, Skyler Reichard, Chambersburg, PA; 4. R Hart Angilo 931, Madelyn Topp, Wapakoneta, OH; 5. Tel-Hill Pepper Scooter, Edward Telford, Eagle Bridge, NY; 6. Niermans Bravo Lexus, Shelby Nierman, Brownstown, IN Five-Year-Old Cows (3) 1. CIE Double W Grand Liscilla (Top Acres Grandslam ET *TM), UdderConfusion Dairy Farm, Durand, IL; 2. Groves-Sun Supreme Terra ET, Olivia and Nicholas Love, Scottdale, PA; 3. Shiloh Lane Alloy Scarlet, Mark Hornbostel, West Salem, IL Aged Cows (3) 1. Random Luck B Tea Rose (Mort Legacy Bonanza *TM), Allison Thompson, Darlington, WI; 2. North Lanes Ag Paisley ET, Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH; 3. Alpine Hills Str Mercury ET, Caleb Lipps, Dry Ridge, KY Component Merit Cows (4) 1. Random Luck L Talula (Blessing Mort Laura Legacy), Matthew Thompson, Darlington, WI; 2. Jonlee Secret Langwathby, Dalton, Dillon and Breanne Freeman, Bremen, IN; 3. Alfa Creek Parker Victory, Keaton and Kinley Topp, Botkins, OH; 4. Manor Meadows Condr Schnaps, Matthew Stanton, Everett, PA Best Three Females (4) 1. Taylor Huels, Carlyle, IL; 2. Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH; 3. Ryland Nierman, Brownstown, IN; 4. Allison Thompson, Darlington, WI Produce of Dam (1) 1. Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH

SOUTHEAST NATIONAL PRODUCTION AWARDS Senior Two-Year-Old R Hart Atom 1 1-07 305D 13,030M 616F 471P 15,841 ECM Stan-Mar-Dale / Express & Top Acres Junior Three-Year-Old Jo-Dee Secret Slurpee 2-03 289D 21,640M 955F 802P 25,579 ECM Todd & Heather Hyman Senior Three-Year-Old Niermans Valor Violet 2-06 305D 17,450M 752F 650P 20,417 ECM Anna Marie & Carter Settles

Four-Year-Old Fairdale Wasp Tillie 2-10 305D 27,510M 1,044F 913P 29,500 ECM Fairdale Farm LLC Aged Cow Random Luck B Tea Rose 4-11 305D 21,320M 1,013F 720P 25,598 ECM Allison Thompson

Nasco Type & Production Award Jonlee Secret Langwathby 65,826 ECM Dalton, Dillon & Breanne Freeman Total Performance Cow Jonlee Secret Langwathby 231,508 Lifetime ECM 359 Points Dalton, Dillon & Breanne Freeman

Component Merit Cow Jonlee Secret Langwathby 6-00 305D 41,840M 2,292F 1,569P 55,366 ECM Dalton, Dillon & Breanne Freeman

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Pictured L-R: Dalton Freeman on the halter of the Res. Gr. Champ.; Allison Thompson on the halter of the Gr. Champ.; Judge Jeff Ziegler; Kentucky Brown Swiss Princess Alexis Perry. By Kayla King Jeff Ziegler of Ohio, judged 96 head of Brown Swiss at the Southeast National Junior Show as part of the North American International Livestock Exposition on November 4, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky. Junior Champion went to the winning Fall Calf, Johann Jongleur Amaze. She is owned by Madelyn Topp of Wapakoneta, Ohio, and sired by Jolahofs Polo Jongleur ET *TM, out of a ‘2E90’ Agenda daughter. Reserve Junior Champion went to Posey-Creek Barkin Brynnda, from the Summer Yearling class. She is owned by Andi Dillon and Lila Howell of North Adams, Michigan. Sired by Pit-Crew Wonder Tanbark ET *TM, she is out of a Total, then a ‘VG88’ Galaxy. Grand Champion, Senior Champion and also Best Bred and Owned were taken home by the winning Aged Cow, Random Luck B Tea Rose. She is owned by Allison Thompson of Darlington, Wisconsin, and scored ‘2E94’ with an ‘EX95’ mammary. Sired by Mort Legacy Bonanza *TM, she is out of Random Luck Twinkle OCS ET ‘2E91.’ Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion cow went to the Component Merit class winner, Jonlee Secret Langwathby. She is owned by Dalton, Dillon and Breanne

Freeman of Bremen, Indiana, and classified ‘2E94.’ She is sired by Cutting Edge Secret ET *TM and has several outstanding records of up to 53,220M 2,983F 1,983P in under 365 days. Following are the top three in each class: Spring Heifer Calves (10) 1. Triple C Jongleur Jade (Jolahofs Polo Jongleur ET *TM), Caitie Collier, Harrodsburg, KY; 2. CIE Haley Carter Shiloh, Haley Wilson, Parkton, MD; 3. Silhouette Cadence Malibu, Brooke Soffer, Portageville, NY Winter Heifer Calves (11) 1. Acacia August Cleo (Oak View Zeus August *TM), Elizabeth Howman, West Salem, OH; 2. Niermans Zack Newton, Ryland Nierman, Brownstown, IN; 3. Rough Road Thunder Molly, McKenzie Pedigo, Smiths Grove, KY Fall Heifer Calves (13) 1. Johann Jongleur Amaze (Jolahofs Polo Jongleur ET *TM), Madelyn Topp, Wapakoneta, OH; 2. Blessing Biver Marcy, Caylee Nicole James, LaGrange, IN; 3. St Wendel Braiden Junebug, Erin Will, Poseyville, IN Summer Yearling Heifers (10) 1. Posey-Creek Barkin Brynnda (Pit-Crew Wonder Tanbark ET *TM), Andi Dillon and Lila Howell, North Adams, MI; 2. Kulp-Gen T Beautiful ET, Elizabeth Howman, West Salem, OH; 3. Milk&Honey Richard Tempest, Aubree, Aiden and Alaina Topp, Botkins, OH

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Spring Yearling Heifers (6) 1. LJF Seamans Coll Party (Cutting Edge Seaman *TM), Jacob Johns, Chapel Hill, TN; 2. Rippling August Kyra, Molly Moffett, Jeromesville, OH; 3. Dutch-Luck SM Dynams Dutchess, Jozef Heijkoop, Webster, FL Winter Yearling Heifers (12) 1. Cutting Edge C Kitty ET (Voelkers TD Carter *TM), Nicholas Love, Scottdale, PA; 2. Reid Family Lilly GPS Lil D, Skyler, Sawyer and Somer Reid, Quaker City, OH; 3. Stone Hill Blooms Blossom, Brooke Soffer, Portageville, NY Fall Yearling Heifers (7) 1. Hidden Hill Trent Camryn (New View Wonder Trent ET), Ally Jones, Glasgow, KY; 2. North Lanes Braiden Puma, Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH; 3. Top Acres Braiden Winzit ET, William Hughes, Killbuck, OH Yearling in Milk (1) 1. Hidden Paradise B Whirlwind (Blessing Tex Braiden ET *TM), Lynne Marie Tormoehlen, Springfield, KY Junior Two-Year-Old Cows (4) 1. Topp-View Woods Push-It (Jolahofs Polo Jongeur ET *TM), Keaton and Kinley Topp, Botkins, OH; 2. Niermans Braiden Lace, Ryland and Brayton Nierman, Brownstown, IN; 3. Topp-View Phoenix J Lo, Madelyn, Keaton & Kinley Topp, Botkins, OH Senior Two-Year-Old Cows (5) 1. North Lanes Braid Persia ET (Blessing Tex Braiden ET *TM), Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH; 2. CONTINUED ON PAGE 18

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Southeast National Junior Show CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Kulp-Gen Braiden Rally, Sylvia, Julianne, Anna & Stephanie Headings, Plain City, OH; 3. Niermans Java Pascale, Shelby Nierman, Brownstown, IN Junior Three-Year-Old Cows (3) 1. Pop A Top Braiden Wiggles (Blessing Tex Braiden ET *TM), Carter and Addison Major, Lebanon, TN; 2. North Lanes Snow Globe, Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH; 3. Topp-View Lee Fame, Madelyn Topp, Wapakoneta, OH Senior Three-Year-Old Cows (2) 1. Niermans Valor Violet (Niermans Wonderment

Junior Showmanship Winner: Caylee James, IN

Valor), Carter and Anna Marie Settles, Clayton, IN; 2. Rollin-Huels Powers Delphie, Taylor Huels, Carlyle, IL Four-Year-Old Cows (5) 1. Reich-Dale Bonanza Whitley (Mort Legacy Bonanza *TM), Skyler Reichard, Chambersburg, PA; 2. Kulp-Gen Supreme Dawn ET, Madelyn Topp, Wapakoneta, OH; 3. Sun-Made Bosephus Tropical, Magen Busker, Ridott, IL Five-Year-Old Cows (2) 1. Hidden Paradise Kyla (Brook Hollow Mr Masquerade), Michaela and Mackenzi Alexander, Bloomington, IN; 2. Groves-Sun Supreme Terra ET,

Intermediate Showmanship Winner Lynne Tormoehlen, KY

Olivia and Nicholas Love, Scottdale, PA Aged Cows (2) 1. Random Luck B Tea Rose (Mort Legacy Bonanza *TM), Allison Thompson, Darlington, WI; 2. North Lanes Ag Paisley ET, Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH Component Merit Cows (3) 1. Jonlee Secret Langwathby (Cutting Edge Secret ET *TM), Dalton, Dillon and Breanne Freeman, Bremen, IN; 2. Alfa Creek Parker Victory, Keaton and Kinley Topp, Botkins, OH; 3. Random Luck L Talula, Matthew Thompson, Darlington, WI State Junior Herd (4) 1. Ohio; 2. Indiana; 3. Kentucky

Senior Showmanship Winner Molly Moffett, OH

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Pictured L-R: Lila Howell on the halter of the Res. Jr. Champ.; Madelyn Topp on the halter of the Jr. Champ.; Judge Jeff Ziegler; Kentucky Brown Swiss Princess Alexis Perry

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Senior Two-Year-Old Open-Road WC Fairgirl 1-10 291D 16,430M 628F 546P 17,682 ECM John Henry Hughes

Five-Year-Old Hidden Paradise Kyla 3-11 305D 21,370M 830F 738P 23,382 ECM Michaela & Mackenzi Alexander

Junior Three-Year-Old North Lanes Snow Globe 2-00 305D 13,653M 542F 454P 14,947 ECM Chelsea Skidmore

Aged Cow Random Luck B Tea Rose 4-11305D 21,320M 1,013F 720P 25,598 ECM Allison Thompson

Senior Three-Year-Old Niermans Valor Violet 2-06 305D 17,450M 752F 650P 20,417 ECM Anna Marie & Carter Settles

Component Merit Cow Jonlee Secret Langwathby 6-00 305D 41,840M 2,292F 1,569P 55,366 ECM Dalton, Dillon & Breanne Freeman

Four-Year-Old Reich-Dale Bonanza Whitley 3-01 305D 22,260M 819F 722P 23,408 ECM Skyler Reichard Brown Swiss Bulletin


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Brown Swiss Cows with 1100 Pounds Protein up to 365 Days - October 2017 PORT HAVEN DAIRY CIE PORT-HAVEN THUN RASPBERI 840003010503773 ‘+83 ‘ V V + + + 3/07 365 42810 3.6 1559F 3.5 1487P Sire: HARTS THUNDER *TM Dam: IE PORT-HAVEN PRONTOS RIHANA PORT-HAVEN MOJOS SELMA 840003010503738 ‘+84 ‘ V V V V + 3/11 365 38230 4.4 1700F 3.8 1437P Sire: OLSONS MEL ZEUS MOJO ET *TM Dam: CIE PORT-HAVEN VIGORS 1196S Owner: PORTNER, THOMAS & MARK-- SLEEPY EYE, MN PORT-HAVEN BROOKINGS VIVIAN 840003000210262 ‘+84 ‘ V V + + + 3/05 349 36170 4.6 1660F 3.7 1334P Sire: R N R PAYOFF BROOKINGS ET *TM Dam: PORT-HAVEN TDS VIENNA Owner: PORTNER, SOPHIA ROSE-- SLEEPY EYE, MN IE PORT-HAVEN COSMOS DARMA OCS 840003000210309 ‘+84 ‘ + V + V + 3/00 365 39340 3.6 1411F 3.4 1319P Sire: VOELKERS GALAXY COSMO *TM Dam: IDR PORT-HAVEN PRONTO DAISY IE PORT-HAVEN BAXTERS 1370 840003008770290 ‘+84 ‘ V V V V + 4/05 305 39200 4.0 1582F 3.3 1284P Sire: SUN-MADE KB BAXTER ET *TM Dam: IDR PORT-HAVEN SPECIALS 1163 IE PORT-HAVEN ISSAC 1124 OCS 840003006895794 ‘V88 ‘ E E V E + 6/06 305 33620 4.0 1360F 3.5 1182P Sire: HILLTOP ACRES S ISAAC Dam: IDR PORT-HAVEN BANKERS 883 3 Times PORT-HAVEN VIGORS BETH 840003008770259 ‘V86 ‘ V V V V V 4/08 305 31450 3.0 930F 3.5 1103P Sire: SUN-MADE VIGOR ET *TM Dam: PORT-HAVEN SPECIALS BARBRA Owner: PORTNER, THOMAS & MARK-- SLEEPY EYE, MN COZY NOOK FARM COZY NOOK CARTER TOFFEE 68149500 ‘V87 ‘ V E V V V 3/07 365 36340 4.7 1710F 3.9 1414P Sire: 0 VOELKERS TD CARTER *TM COZY NOOK HL CAF TREASURE ET 840003010574777 ‘V88 ‘ V V V V E 4/05 365 31480 4.7 1474F 3.6 1138P Sire: VETSCHS DENTESSO CAFINO *TM Dam: COZY NOOK PRONTO TWYLIGHT Owner: OBERHAUS, TOM & JOAN-- WAUKESHA, WI DOUBLE W FARM DAIRY IE DOUBLE W EM SAINT 68126312 ‘V88 ‘ E E V V V 5/10 365 38490 4.1 1580F 3.5 1342P Sire: OLSON MEL SCIP EMERGENCY *TM Dam: ID DOUBLE W 3828 3 Times DOUBLE W WUNDER FLAMBOYANT 68150203 ‘V85 ‘ V V V V + 3/11 305 36010 4.5 1607F 3.4 1218P Sire: HARTS WUNDER ET *TM Dam: DOUBLE W EVEN FURY ET 3 Times ARTHURST PRESIDENT SALEM ET 68128714 ‘2E90’ E E V V V 6/04 365 34860 4.3 1488F 3.3 1135P Sire: LOST ELM PRESIDENT ET (D) Dam: ARTHURST CHALLENGE SPICE

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3 Times ELK CREEK VIGOR LUCKY 470210753 ‘V88 ‘ E V V V V 8/11 365 32790 4.2 1381F 3.4 1113P Sire: SUN-MADE VIGOR ET *TM Dam: ELK CREEK JETWAY LUCY 3 Times DOUBLE W CHACAL MINSTREL 68155938 ‘+84 ‘ V V + + + 3/01 365 28910 4.3 1254F 3.8 1100P Sire: SDF YAAL RIVER CHACAL ET *TM Dam: DOUBLE W MINDSET 3 Times Owner: DOUBLE W FARM DAIRY-- HOLYOKE, CO NOR-BERT FARMS, LTD. NOR-BERT MC MINT JULIP ET 68147395 ‘V87 ‘ V V V V V 4/03 356 38070 4.4 1688F 3.5 1336P Sire: TOP ACRES C WONDERMENT ET *TM Dam: TIMBERLINE JETWAY TAFFY 3 Times Owner: FRYE, KEVIN-- LOGANSPORT, IN NOR-BERT GALAXY SUNSHINE 73969722 ‘V86 ‘ + V + V V 2/00 365 34860 5.2 1811F 3.8 1309P Sire: BO JOY PREMIUM GALAXY TWIN *TM Dam: NOR-BERT SLEEPING BEAUTY 3 Times Owner: FREEMAN, DALTON-- BREMEN, IN NOR-BERT BOSEPHUS ANN 72588414 ‘V85 ‘ + V + V + 3/00 305 32070 5.2 1680F 3.7 1174P Sire: JOBO WONDER BOSEPHUS ET *TM Dam: NOR-BERT VIGOR ABIGAIL ET 3 Times Owner: FREEMAN, DILLON-- BREMEN, IN LITTLE HILL FARM LITTLE HILL WONDERMENT MO 68132341 ‘+83 ‘ + V + + + 5/04 365 38530 4.7 1795F 3.5 1333P Sire: TOP ACRES C WONDERMENT ET *TM Dam: LITTLE HILL POLLY MOUSE TWIN 3 Times Owner: LITTLE HILL FARM-- LEBANON, PA HILLS VALLEY FARM, LLC HILLS VALLEY DD LUCKY 68143628 ‘V88 ‘ V E V V V 4/02 365 33710 4.6 1538F 3.8 1279P Sire: FJEL-MAR JOEL DOUBL DARE ET*TM Dam: SUNNY ACRES HV LAJOY LAYLA HILLS VALLEY AUSTIN MALIBU 68123381 ‘V88 ‘ E E E E V 6/02 365 35540 3.7 1305F 3.3 1175P Sire: CUTTING EDGE W AUSTIN ET *TM Dam: HILLS VALLEY JOLT MUSTANG 2 Times HILLS VALLEY TRAY CAMAY 840003012708658 ‘+83 ‘ + V + + + 3/04 305 33310 4.4 1460F 3.4 1120P Sire: SHEN-VAL OMF LEG TRAY ET *TM Dam: HILLS VALLEY DYNASTY CANDY Owner: HILLS VALLEY FARM, LLC-- CATTARAUGUS, NY VOEGELI FARM, INC. V B HILLPOINT BONANZA BRIE 68133469 ‘V88 ‘ V E E V V 5/05 323 40350 3.7 1497F 3.1 1271P Sire: MORT LEGACY BONANZA *TM

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1st Jr. Three Year Old & Best Udder Intermediate Champion Honorable Mention Grand Champion 2017 Minnesota State Fair 1st Jr. Three Year Old Res. Intermediate Champion 2017 Iowa State Fair Eric and Nicole Lang • Brooklyn, Iowa ericwlang@hotmail.com Design Kristy Roose • photos Cybil Fisher

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Two Year Olds - 800 Protein or More COZY NOOK THUNDER ANALISE 68164393 ‘V86’ V V + V V Sire: HARTS THUNDER *TM Dam: COZY NOOK VITALIS ANNABELLE V B JACKSON JACKIE 68163133 ‘+80’ + G + G + Sire: HILLTOP ACRES ALI JACKSON ET Dam: V B ZS MOTOWN JACQUELYN CIE AMBER RAE AUGUST ROSA 68159606 ‘+83’ + V + V + Sire: OAK VIEW ZEUS AUGUST *TM Dam: IE AMBER RAE EMERGENCYS RORY INSPIRATION BROOKINS GALTON 68167397 ‘+83’ + + + + V Sire: R N R PAYOFF BROOKINGS ET *TM Dam: INSPIRATION TORCH GALIA TRAILS WEST BROOKINGS SALLY 68168266 ‘NC’ Sire: R N R PAYOFF BROOKINGS ET *TM Dam: TRAILS WEST PLATO STORM INSPIRATION DOUBLE PATTY 68167384 ‘V85’ V + + V V Sire: FJEL-MAR VASIR DOUBLE DELUX ET Dam: INSPIRATION ZEUS PENNY ON-A-WHIM TNBK FLAWLESS 68163490 ‘NC’ Sire: PIT-CREW WONDER TANBARK ET *TM Dam: ON-A-WHIM JOEL FANTASY SUNBURST CARTEL BEE *TM 68163742 ‘V85’ V + + V V Sire: VICTORY ACRES GENOM CARTEL *TM Dam: SUNBURST PERFECTA BOO (M) ECHO HILL GS HEATHER 68180697 ‘V85’ V V + V V Sire: TOP ACRES GRANDSLAM ET *TM Dam: ECHO HILL SURGE HILDA

2/00 305 25350 4.5 1143F Herd: COZY NOOK FARM-- WAUKESHA, WI 2/04 305 26000 4.8 1247F Herd: VOEGELI FARM, INC.-- MONTICELLO, WI 2/11 305 26140 3.3 859F Herd: AMBER RAE SWISS-- EYOTA, MN 2/01 295 3x 23470 4.1 957F Herd: INSPIRATION FARM-- FREEVILLE, NY 2/00 305 25490 3.4 868F Herd: TRAILS WEST DAIRY-- PARTRIDGE, KS 2/04 305 3x 24480 4.2 1031F Herd: INSPIRATION FARM-- FREEVILLE, NY 2/07 305 23300 3.5 815F Herd: ON-A-WHIM SWISS-- HEUVELTON, NY 2/01 305 22960 3.9 900F Herd: SUNBURST SWISS-- DEFOREST, WI 2/05 305 25210 4.1 1029F Herd: FAIRDALE FARM LLC-- OWENTON, KY

Three Year Olds - 920 Protein or More DOUBLE W WUNDER FLAMBOYANT 68150203 ‘V85’ V V V V + Sire: HARTS WUNDER ET *TM Dam: DOUBLE W EVEN FURY ET R N R JACK SALSA 68151012 ‘V88’ V V V V E Sire: R N R BANKER JACK ET Dam: R N R FERRARI JILLS SHAWNEY NOR-BERT BOSEPHUS ANN 72588414 ‘V85’ + V + V + Sire: JOBO WONDER BOSEPHUS ET *TM Dam: NOR-BERT VIGOR ABIGAIL ET HILLS VALLEY TRAY CAMAY 840003012708658 ‘+83’ + V + + + Sire: SHEN-VAL OMF LEG TRAY ET *TM Dam: HILLS VALLEY DYNASTY CANDY COZY NOOK MADDEN ADRIANNA 68156277 ‘V86’ V V V V V Sire: COZY NOOK TORCH MADDEN *TM Dam: COZY NOOK PRODIGO ALANNA BLESSING PEPPER AUDREY TWIN 68155806 ‘V87’ V V V V V Sire: VOELKERS WNDT CHILLI PEPPER*TM Dam: BLESSING VIGOR ADORA ET R N R MOONDOG HEART OF DIXIE 68155017 ‘V87’ V E V V V Sire: R N R GALAXY MOONDOG *TM Dam: R N R EMERGENCY DALLAS BLESSING NORBERT GARBO ARIN 68155796 ‘V87’ V V V V V Sire: FOREST LAWN WARRANTY ET *TM Dam: BLESSING NORBERT GARBRO ANA DOUBLE W CADENCE LYRIC 68156102 ‘V88’ V E V V E Sire: SHILOH BROOKNGS CADENCE ET *TM Dam: DOUBLE W MOTOWN LANIE BLESSING GARBRO PEPPER TESS 68151527 ‘V87’ V V V V V Sire: VOELKERS WNDT CHILLI PEPPER*TM Dam: PULL TAB GARBRO PRE TONI ET SWITZER TALS TORCH TANGIA 68154444 ‘V85’ V V + V V Sire: COZY NOOK BEAMER TORCH *TM Dam: SWITZER TALS ALLOY TANDI FOREST LAWN PEPPER DREW 68155740 ‘+84’ V + V + V Sire: VOELKERS WNDT CHILLI PEPPER*TM Dam: FOREST LAWN PADRE DANDY

3/11 305 3x 36010 4.5 1607F 3.4 Herd: DOUBLE W FARM DAIRY-- HOLYOKE, CO 3/07 305 34990 4.2 1481F 3.4 Herd: R N R SWISS-- LAKEVILLE, OH 3/00 305 3x 32070 5.2 1680F 3.7 Herd: NOR-BERT FARMS, LTD.-- BREMEN, IN 3/04 305 33310 4.4 1460F 3.4 Herd: HILLS VALLEY FARM, LLC-- CATTARAUGUS, NY 3/01 305 27620 4.1 1121F 3.7 Herd: COZY NOOK FARM-- WAUKESHA, WI 3/05 305 26500 4.4 1155F 3.6 Herd: BLESSING FARMS-- FT WAYNE, IN 3/03 305 27240 5.0 1353F 3.5 Herd: R N R SWISS-- LAKEVILLE, OH 3/05 305 25600 4.7 1206F 3.7 Herd: BLESSING FARMS-- FT WAYNE, IN 3/01 299 3x 30860 3.1 972F 3.1 Herd: DOUBLE W FARM DAIRY-- HOLYOKE, CO 3/08 305 25670 4.3 1094F 3.6 Herd: PACHECO DAIRY, INC.-- KERMAN, CA 3/03 305 27080 4.4 1191F 3.4 Herd: SWITZER TAL FARM LLC-- PRAIRIE DU SAC, WI 3/02 305 3x 28610 3 .9 1 103F 3.2 Herd: FOREST LAWN FARM LLC-- WAUSAU, WI

Four Year Olds - 975 Protein or More IE PORT-HAVEN BAXTERS 1370 840003008770290 ‘+84’ V V V V + Sire: SUN-MADE KB BAXTER ET *TM Dam: IDR PORT-HAVEN SPECIALS 1163 VB RIEDLAND VIGOR VINE ET 71613057 ‘+81’ + V G + + Sire: SUN-MADE VIGOR ET *TM Dam: V B CAMELOT VIXEN PORT-HAVEN VIGORS BETH 840003008770259 ‘V86’ V V V V V Sire: SUN-MADE VIGOR ET *TM Dam: PORT-HAVEN SPECIALS BARBRA NEW VIEW BROOK LUST ET 68148963 ‘E91’ E E E E E Sire: R N R PAYOFF BROOKINGS ET *TM Dam: SUNNYISLE COLBY TWILITE ET V B WONDERMENT MIRTH MILLY ET 68147485 ‘+84’ V V + + + Sire: TOP ACRES C WONDERMENT ET *TM Dam: V B RHYTHM FLAME MIRTH SHILOH BROOKINGS CAMILLA ET 71130651 ‘V88’ V V V V V Sire: R N R PAYOFF BROOKINGS ET *TM Dam: SUN-MADE SD WONDER BUFFY ET BRADLEY ACRES RAVEN GRETA 68144604 ‘V85’ E E V V + Sire: NOLANDALE WONDERMENT RAVEN *TM Dam: SUNCAT UANNA GEMMA

4/05 305 39200 4.0 1582F Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN 4/03 305 3x 35270 3.5 1240F Herd: RIEDLAND FARM-- MONROE, WI 4/08 305 31450 3.0 930F Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN 4/05 294 3x 31500 5.7 1792F Herd: IROQUOIS ACRES-- BRIDPORT, VT 4/04 305 31690 4.8 1513F Herd: VOEGELI FARM, INC.-- MONTICELLO, WI 4/09 305 3x 27080 4.7 1265F Herd: SHILOH DAIRY LLC-- GREENLEAF, WI 4/05 305 3x 28940 4.2 1216F Herd: TRIPLE-D FMS-- MINERAL POINT, WI

3.3 1284P

Five Year Olds and Over - 960 Protein or More IE PORT-HAVEN ISSAC 1124 OCS 840003006895794 ‘V88’ E E V E + Sire: HILLTOP ACRES S ISAAC Dam: IDR PORT-HAVEN BANKERS 883 NISLYS SECRET BO PEEP 68136513 ‘V86’ V V V + V Sire: CUTTING EDGE SECRET ET *TM Dam: NISLYS DYNASTY BOTEET ET LITTLE HILL LADYSMAN MINDA 68104102 ‘2E91’ E E V E E Sire: LITTLE HILL LADYS MAN ET *TM Dam: LITTLE HILL PRESTIGE MINDY (M) DOUBLE W DODGE TRIXIE 68131033 ‘+84’ V V V V + Sire: HILLTOP ACRES AGIO DODGE ET*TM Dam: CIE DOUBLE W AG TIA

6/06 305 33620 4.0 1360F Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN 5/00 305 29390 5.0 1480F Herd: BITTERSWEET FARM-- JUDA, WI 8/03 305 3x 29110 4.2 1223F Herd: LITTLE HILL FARM-- LEBANON, PA 5/09 305 3x 30350 3.3 1013F Herd: DOUBLE W FARM DAIRY-- HOLYOKE, CO

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1218P 1187P 1174P 1120P 1033P 959P 953P 951P 951P 933P 929P 920P

3.3 1154P 3.5 1103P 3.4 1078P 3.2 1029P 3.7 995P 3.4 993P

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LITTLE HILL WNDRMT LYNNAE ET 68134797 Sire: TOP ACRES C WONDERMENT ET *TM HF DRIVER KYRA 68959940 Sire: HILLTOP ACRES DRIVER ET*TM SPRINGHILL T DOMINIQUE OCS 68108094 Sire: SAVAGE-LEIGH TRESSEL ET *TM CONTINUED FROM PG. 24 Dam: NISLYS DYNASTY BOTEET ET Owner: NEVIL, TROY & LINDSEY-- JUDA, WI INSPIRATION FARM CIE INSPIRATION DALLY SHILAH 68153998 ‘+84 ‘ + + + + +

‘V86’ E V V V + Dam: LITTLE HILL EXCLAIM LADY ‘2E90’ E E V V E Dam: HF TRUMP KEIKI ‘2E92’ E E E E E Dam: SPRINGHILL COLLECT DAISY ET

5/04 305 3x 32890 3.9 1282F Herd: LITTLE HILL FARM-- LEBANON, PA 6/06 305 31080 4.5 1396F Herd: HENDEL FARMS-- CALEDONIA, MN 7/10 305 27610 4.3 1185F Herd: ELITE DAIRY-- COPAKE, NY

3/01 365 32010 4.2 1343F 3.5 1132P Sire: KULP GEN PRONTO DALLY ET *TM Dam: IE INSPIRATION FT SHEILA 3 Times Owner: BAKER, ALLEN & BONNIE-- FREEVILLE, NY OVERSTREET DAIRY LLC. CIE OVERSTREET VIC SALIDA

3.0 980P 3.1 961P 3.5 961P

68111388 ‘V85 ‘ V V V + + 7/05 365 31780 3.8 1192F 3.5 1106P Sire: ONWORD VIC ET *TM Dam: IE OVERSTREET MILEHI ASH 3 Times Owner: OVERSTREET DAIRY LLC.-- CHILLICOTHE, TX

CORRECTION The Grand Champions of The Southwest National Junior Show. Our apologies to Brett Chapman for last month's presentation.

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