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THE BROWN SWISS

April 2018 l Volume 97, Number 4

BULLETIN

The official publication of The Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders’ Association

www.brownswissusa.com

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Contents How They're Doin'.............................9 Iowa Brown Swiss Industry Tours........6 National Bell Ringers.........................10 President & Director Candidates.........16 Protein Plus Cows..............................8

Departments

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Ad Index.........................................21 Classification Schedule.....................21 New Members/Prefixes.......................5 Office Connections.............................5 What’s Going On.............................21

Bell Ringers On The Cover Thanks to Tammy Voegeli for this month's cover shot featuring "Something Special" a Victor daughter of her Shanigans.

Published by: Cheri Oechsle - Managing Editor | 614.339.5393 | purebred.editor@gmail.com Marjorie Rida - Sales Executive | 614.339.5394 | purebred.sales@gmail.com

Ashley Shaffer - Graphic Designer | Kayla King & Erin Robinstine - Production Published monthly for the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders’ Association of the U.S.A. by Purebred Publishing, Inc., Columbus, Ohio www.purebredpublishing.com

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., 224 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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The Office

CONNECTION

Motions Passed During March 1, 2018 Board Meeting MOTION: to have Dairy Agenda Today publish the Brown Swiss Bulletin beginning with the August 1st issue and end our working relationship with Purebred Publishing, Inc., with a 120-day notice. MOTION: to go forward with new classification programming proposal. MOTION: to submit committee recommendations to membership for a proposed Bylaw amendment regarding the appointment of the Executive Secretary. CONVENTION NEWS Be sure to check out the President and Director Candidate responses and biographies in this month’s issue. Also, keep an eye on the next Bulletin, for all convention news and applications as we start to make preparations for the National Convention in Coralville, IA. YOUTH REMINDER Just a reminder that all National Youth Lease agreements must be postmarked by June 1st to be eligible for this year’s show season. REGISTRATION REMINDER When registering online and using animals with an 840 number or foreign registration numbers, make sure to select the correct country, so that the animal you are entering shows up in order to register your animals.

BSCBA STAFF

800 Pleasant St, Beloit, WI 53511-5456 Phone: (608) 365-4474 l Fax: (608) 365-5577 Leonard Johnson - Genetic Programs Manager, Classification Coordinator, ext. 12 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 DIRECTORS District I: Jeff True

3086 Route 246, Perry, NY 14530

​Junior​ lease applications are due June 1st

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

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

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Association New Members & Prefixes

Maya Reichenbacher, Hokah, MN Ella Reichenbacher, Hokah, MN Charles Buckmeier, New York Mills, MN Mariah McNeilly, Barryton, MI

New Members David Grossen, Hillsboro, OR

New Junior Members Nathan Wendland, Erie, CO Thomas J. Wendland, Erie, CO Rebecca Wendland, Erie, CO Kendall Garcia, Modesto, CA

Prefixes GHF, Sarah King, Newberg, OR

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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) 602-6124 (Term Exp. 2019) E-mail: clregusci@aol.com

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Industry Tours

2018 Brown Swiss Convention

The excitement is building for the 2018 National Brown Swiss Convention, hosted by the Iowa Brown Swiss Association. Iowa recently was rated the 2018 overall “#1 Best State” by U.S. News and World Report magazine, and the Iowa Brown Swiss breeders are eager to show off a number of unique, interesting and exciting locations the state has to offer. Tour day is Thursday, June 28. A farm tour to Jo-Lane Dairy and Hilltop Acres Farm is on the agenda, along with two non-farm options.

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Dan & Debbie’s Creamery Ely, Iowa Owned and operated by Dan and Debbie Takes, this family enterprise embraces the farm-to-table concept by supplying retail dairy products from the Takes’ herd of 150 cows. In 2013, they purchased an old lumber yard building located less than five minutes from their farm. In between the morning and night milkings, the family spent all of their free time making the necessary changes to the building to have it ready to produce value-added dairy products. Nearly three years later, on July 20, 2016, the family made their first vat of cheese using the milk from their own dairy farm. Today, Dan and Debbie’s Creamery is a popular local source of squeaky cheese curds, handcrafted ice cream, and cream-top milk. The family has big plans for further product expansion in the future. The tour will include a behind-the-scenes look at their processing facility, along with their attractive retail space, and a chance to visit with Dan and Debbie personally.

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Kinze Manufacturing Williamsburg Iowa The Kinze brand planters, grain carts and other implements operated on farms throughout the United States and around the world are the fruits of a single man’s ingenuity and labor. Jon Kinzenbaw opened a small welding shop in Victor, Iowa in 1965. Since then, Kinze Manufacturing has grown into one of the largest privately held agricultural manufacturers in North America. One early Kinze innovation – the first-ever single-axle, lowprofile grain cart with giant, high-flotation tires – was introduced in 1971, and revolutionized grain-handling during harvest. Based on input from his farmer friends, Kinzenbaw invented a rear-folding planter toolbar in 1975, which changed the way virtually every brand of row-crop planters was designed from that point forward. The morning at Kinze will feature a factory tour of the massive Kinze manufacturing facility, along with a tour of the impressive Kinze Innovation Center, which showcases Kinze’s rich heritage and highlights technology shaping the future of farming.

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Amana Colonies Both of these non-farm tours then will converge for a joint lunch and tour of Iowa’s historic Amana Colonies. Lunch will be served at the Ox Yoke Inn, located in Main Amana. An Amana Colonies tradition since 1940, the Ox Yoke Inn features traditional, family style meals made from timeless Old World German and American recipes. Following lunch, guests will take a two-hour motor coach tour of the Amana Colonies, a settlement of seven villages established in 1855 by a group of German immigrants escaping religious persecution. They brought with them the food and customs of their homeland, and embraced communal-style living. Farming and the production of wool and calico supported the community, but village enterprises – everything from clock-making to brewing – also were vital, and well-crafted products became a hallmark of the Amanas. The communal model of living was abandoned during the Great Depression. But the Amana people strove to preserve their heritage by establishing the Amana Society, Inc., which manages the farmland, fabric mills and other enterprises, and preserves the Amana Colonies as a tourist destination. Now a National Historic Landmark, the Amana Colonies attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Following the tour, guests will have an hour to shop in the Amanas before returning to the convention headquarters hotel in Iowa City at 5:00 p.m. Cost of each tour is $25.00 per person, and reservations should be made when registering for the full convention.

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PRODUCTION

Protein Plus Cows Brown Swiss Cows with 1100 Pounds Protein up to 365 Days - January 2018

NOR-BERT FARMS, LTD. SIEGERTS WAPSI-ANA STYLE ET 68124607 ‘2E91’ E E V E E 6/03 365 4x 49540 5.6 2784F 4.2 2076P Sire: BLESSING MORT LAURA LEGACY Dam: WAPSI-ANA PREMIUM SHILA NOR-BERT WONDER TWILIGHT ET 71221127 ‘V88 ‘ V E V V V 4/11 309 3x 34530 5.3 1823F 4 1378P Sire: TOP ACRES C WONDERMENT ET *TM Dam: SUN-MADE KB PRUNKI TORA ET NOR-BERT WONDER TWILIGHT ET 71221127 ‘V88 ‘ V E V V V 4/11 305 3x 34270 5.3 1812F 4 1368P Sire: TOP ACRES C WONDERMENT ET *TM Dam: SUN-MADE KB PRUNKI TORA ET NOR-BERT JAVA SNOW WHITE 72588415 ‘V87 ‘ V E V V V 3/02 365 3x 35860 4.9 1755F 3.5 1264P Sire: MORT BLESSING DYNSTY JAVA (M) Dam: SIEGERTS WAPSI-ANA STYLE ET Owner: FREEMAN, DALTON -- BREMEN, IN NOR-BERT JACKSON PUZZLE 72588416 ‘+84 ‘ + V + + V 3/01 365 3x 32420 4.9 1597F 3.5 1145P Sire: HILLTOP ACRES ALI JACKSON ET Dam: NORTH LANES PT PRISM ET Owner: NOR-BERT FARMS, LTD. -- BREMEN, IN

Juniors must be National Members by August 1st in order to show at the fall national shows

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PORT HAVEN DAIRY IE PORT-HAVEN BAXTERS 1370 840003008770290 ‘+84 ‘ V V V V + 4/05 365 45240 4.1 1845F 3.3 1504P Sire: SUN-MADE KB BAXTER ET *TM Dam: IDR PORT-HAVEN SPECIALS 1163 Owner: PORTNER, THOMAS & MARK -- SLEEPY EYE, MN PORT-HAVEN BROOKINGS HILDY 840003000210243 ‘V87 ‘ V V V V V 2/09 343 36290 3.9 1427F 3.7 1358P Sire: R N R PAYOFF BROOKINGS ET *TM Dam: PORT-HAVEN FREDRIKS HALLE Owner: PORTNER, SABRINA LEE -- SLEEPY EYE, MN IE PORT-HAVEN ISSAC 1124 OCS 840003006895794 ‘V88 ‘ E E V E + 6/06 353 3x 37700 4.1 1558F 3.5 1327P Sire: HILLTOP ACRES S ISAAC Dam: IDR PORT-HAVEN BANKERS 883 Owner: PORTNER, THOMAS & MARK -- SLEEPY EYE, MN PORT-HAVEN CARTERS FONZY 840003010503725 ‘V86 ‘ V E V V + 4/05 305 2x 38040 3.2 1226F 3.4 1299P Sire: VOELKERS TD CARTER *TM Dam: PORT-HAVEN TETONS FRIEND Owner: PORTNER, CRYSTAL JOAN -- SLEEPY EYE, MN PORT-HAVEN VIGORS BETH 840003008770259 ‘V86 ‘ V V V V V 4/08 365 36390 3 1103F 3.5 1283P Sire: SUN-MADE VIGOR ET *TM Dam: PORT-HAVEN SPECIALS BARBRA PORT-HAVEN DONNERS VANILLA 840003000210301 ‘+82 ‘ V + + + + 3/04 365 32930 2.7 890F 3.6 1189P Sire: PORT-HAVEN BROOKINGS DONNER Dam: CIE PORT-HAVEN PRONT VALENTINE CIE PORT-HAVEN CHIL PEPER DANI 840003010503745 ‘V89 ‘ E E E E V 4/02 365 31380 4.3 1347F 3.7 1156P Sire: VOELKERS WNDT CHILLI PEPPER*TM Dam: IE PORT-HAVEN MOTOWNS DONUT Owner: PORTNER, THOMAS & MARK -- SLEEPY EYE, MN

OVERSTREET DAIRY LLC. OVERSTREET HOLT ROSIE 70727279 ‘V88 ‘ E E V E + 5/04 357 3x 39560 3.3 1318F 3 1203P Sire: OVERSTREET GRIFFIN HOLT Dam: CIE OVERSTREET RANSOM ROSELYN Owner: OVERSTREET DAIRY LLC. -- CHILLICOTHE, TX

DOUBLE W FARM DAIRY IE DOUBLE W BROOKLYN GALE 68148696 ‘+80 ‘ F F + + V 5/01 365 3x 37550 3.6 1360F 3.3 1225P Sire: NGG BROOKLYN ET *TM Dam: ID DOUBLE W PRONTO 5795 IE DOUBLE W DUELIST SEA TWIN 68155387 ‘+84 ‘ + V + + + 3/06 365 3x 33460 3.8 1262F 3.5 1163P Sire: FJEL-MAR JOEL DUELIST *TM Dam: IDR DOUBLE W SABRINA IE DOUBLE W DUELIST SEA TWIN 68155387 ‘+84 ‘ + V + + + 3/06 365 3x 33460 3.8 1262F 3.5 1163P Sire: FJEL-MAR JOEL DUELIST *TM Dam: IDR DOUBLE W SABRINA Owner: DOUBLE W FARM DAIRY -- HOLYOKE, CO

VINE VALLEY FARM BUTTONS DALLY GLENDA 68151754 ‘V88 ‘ V E V V V 3/09 365 3x 28130 5.7 1594F 4 1127P Sire: KULP GEN PRONTO DALLY ET *TM Dam: BUTTONS DENVER GEMMY Owner: BUTTON, LEON N. -- RUSHVILLE, NY

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BLESSING FARMS NIERMANS TANBARK VICTORIA 68159564 ‘E90 ‘ V E V E E 2/08 365 35020 4.1 1441F 3.4 1184P Sire: PIT-CREW WONDER TANBARK ET *TM Dam: NIERMANS BRAVO VITA Owner: BLESSING FARM, REX MORT & BOB -FT. WAYNE, IN WIND MILL FARM WIND MILL DENVER TANDI 1317 68145007 ‘V86 ‘ V V + V + 4/08 365 33050 4.9 1608F 3.6 1181P Sire: ROLLING VIEW DENVER ET *TM Dam: WIND MILL MAVERICK TANDY Owner: DAUBERT, DENNIS & RONALD RAY -PINE GROVE, PA N. CAROLINA B.S.A. PRESIDENT BRUSH CREEK POLYDEN NICHOLE 68143933 ‘V88 ‘ V E V E V 7/03 365 30970 4.7 1468F 3.7 1160P Sire: TRIANGLE ACRES POLLYDEN ET *TM Dam: BRUSH CREEK AGENDA MAXINE Owner: JORDAN, NORMAN A. -- SILER CITY, NC FOUR SEASONS FARM FOUR SEASONS SID LORAINE 68139987 ‘2E92’ E E E E E 4/11 305 28890 4.9 1414F 3.9 1128P Sire: FOUR SEASONS JW SIDNEY TWIN Dam: FOUR SEASONS DRIVER LOUISE Owner: KENNEDY, TAYLOR -- VALENCIA, PA

WIND MILL FARM WIND MILL JOEL PATTY 1234 68131906 ‘V86 ‘ V V V V V 5/08 344 32240 4.3 1400F 3.5 1126P Sire: RED BRAE DAA ACE JOEL *TM Dam: WIND MILL DYNASTY PATTI 962 Owner: DAUBERT, DENNIS & RONALD RAY -PINE GROVE, PA


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Janurary 2018 Under Two Years Old - 800 Protein or More IE PORT-HAVEN ADAPTIC 1670 840003012665320 ‘+83’ + + + + + 1/11 305 25200 3 767F Sire: R HART FR HILL ADAPTIC *TM (D) Dam: IDR PORT-HAVEN ALLOYS 1236 OCS Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN CIE PORT-HAVEN THUNDERS 1702 840003012665352 ‘+82’ + + + + + 1/09 305 23510 3.7 876F Sire: HARTS THUNDER *TM Dam: IE PORT-HAVEN LANCES 1376 Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN CIE AUBURNVALE RAVEN BEAUTY 68167306 ‘+84’ V + + + + 1/10 305 3x 22330 4.8 1081F Sire: NOLANDALE WONDERMENT RAVEN *TM Dam: IE AUBURNVALE DRIVER BELLA Herd: DOUBLE T RANCH-- KEWAUNEE, WI Two Year Olds - 800 Protein or More PORT-HAVEN BROOKINGS 1595 840003012665245 ‘V85’ V V + V + 2/10 305 26900 4.1 1097F Sire: R N R PAYOFF BROOKINGS ET *TM Dam: CIE PORT-HAVEN VIG 1367 OCS Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN SUNSET RIDGE VIGOR GUMBO 68160317 ‘+83’ + V + + + 2/11 305 27670 3.4 952F Sire: SUN-MADE VIGOR ET *TM Dam: SUNSET RIDGE TURMOIL GUMBALL Herd: SUNSET RIDGE-- MONTICELLO, WI CIE PORT-HAVEN JONGLEURS 1646 840003012665296 ‘V85’ + + V V V 2/03 305 26800 3.7 1004F Sire: JOLAHOFS POLO JONGLEUR ET *TM Dam: IE PORT-HAVEN PRONTOS 1313 Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN OLSONS LARS SANDY SASSY 68186782 ‘V86’ V V V + V 2/03 305 3x 28970 4 1165F Sire: OLSONS LAUREL WON LARS ET Dam: OLSONS MAC SALENA SANDY Herd: NOR-BERT FARMS, LTD.-- BREMEN, IN TRIANGLE ACRES D POWDER OCS 68158619 ‘V85’ V V G + V 2/11 305 25960 3.7 973F Sire: HILLTOP ACRES W DURHAM ET *TM Dam: TRIANGLE ACRES GLDWN PEWTER Herd: TRIANGLE ACRES-- FREEPORT, IL PORT-HAVEN BROOKINGS JAZELLE 840003012665244 ‘+81’ + + + + + 2/09 305 24050 3.5 837F Sire: R N R PAYOFF BROOKINGS ET *TM Dam: PORT-HAVEN VIGORS J-LO Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN ONWORD JACKSON VONELLE TWIN 68184091 ‘E90’ V E V E E 2/11 305 27150 2.6 715F Sire: HILLTOP ACRES ALI JACKSON ET Dam: ONWORD VIGOR VONETTE TWIN Herd: ONWORD SWISS-- OELWEIN, IA IE PORT-HAVEN CARTEL 1624 TWIN 840003012665274 ‘+80’ + + G + + 2/06 305 22540 3.6 810F Sire: VICTORY ACRES GENOM CARTEL *TM Dam: IDR PORT-HAVEN AGENDAS 809 Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN DOUBLE W CADENCE MONIA 68164491 ‘V85’ V V + V V 2/06 305 3x 25350 3.9 998F Sire: SHILOH BROOKNGS CADENCE ET *TM Dam: DOUBLE W BAU MORGAN Herd: DOUBLE W FARM DAIRY-- HOLYOKE, CO Three Year Olds - 920 Protein or More RED BRAE LA DURHAM SUKI 68157136 ‘V86’ V V + V V 3/04 305 32180 4.9 1584F Sire: HILLTOP ACRES W DURHAM ET *TM Dam: RED BRAE LA COSMOS SUNAMI Herd: RED BRAE-- MUSCODA, WI COZY NOOK PSLI TREACHEROUS ET 68158594 ‘V87’ V V V V V 3/01 305 27960 4.7 1308F Sire: PAYSSLI ET Dam: COZY NOOK PRONTO TWYLIGHT Herd: COZY NOOK FARM-- WAUKESHA, WI WINGATE MAYERS DOM PRIL ET 68153549 ‘V87’ E E V V + 3/11 305 3x 32520 4.4 1424F Sire: HILLTOP ACRE PR DOMINATE ET*TM Dam: LOST ELM PRELUDE PARADE ET Herd: MAYERS SWISS-- SLINGER, WI SEXING CHACAL POSIE 68160952 ‘E91’ E E E E E 3/04 305 30920 4.2 1309F Sire: SDF YAAL RIVER CHACAL ET *TM Dam: RANDOM LUCK JW POLLY ET Herd: WIND MILL FARM-- PINE GROVE, PA DOUBLE W JACKSON MICHELLE 68157771 ‘+83’ V V + V + 3/02 305 3x 30390 3.3 994F Sire: HILLTOP ACRES ALI JACKSON ET Dam: CIE DOUBLE W AGENDA MAYBELL Herd: DOUBLE W FARM DAIRY-- HOLYOKE, CO PEACH KIST TOTAL TANGO ET 72064901 ‘E91’ E E E E E 3/06 305 29880 4.5 1332F Sire: SUNNYISLE TOTAL ET *TM Dam: SHEN-VAL DENVER TEQUILLA ET Herd: SPUNGOLD FARM-- GETTYSBURG, PA V B TWILIGHT HONOR 68156719 ‘V88’ V V V V E 3/02 305 28110 4.4 1240F Sire: COZY NOOK TWILIGHT TWIN Dam: V B TRUMAN HONOR Herd: VOEGELI FARM, INC.-- MONTICELLO, WI IE DOUBLE W WHISKEY ROSE 68157773 ‘V85’ V V V V + 3/02 305 3x 31190 3.8 1186F Sire: MANIS GLENN WHISKEY ET *TM Dam: ID DOUBLE W 7357 Herd: DOUBLE W FARM DAIRY-- HOLYOKE, CO SUN-MADE HP FAUST TAFFETA 68155435 ‘V88’ E V E V V 3/06 305 26580 4.8 1286F Sire: RIEDLAND CAMELOT FAUST ET *TM Dam: SUN-MADE HP WNDR TAFFETA ET Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN IE OVERSTREET NELGOR 4860 72492397 ‘+83’ + + + + + 3/04 305 3x 27810 3.5 977F Sire: ALDERS WAGOR NELGOR *TM Dam: ID OVERSTREET PARKER 3785 Herd: OVERSTREET DAIRY LLC.-- CHILLICOTHE, TX Four Year Olds - 975 Protein or More NOR-BERT WONDER TWILIGHT ET 71221127 ‘V88’ V E V V V 4/11 305 3x 34270 5.3 1812F Sire: TOP ACRES C WONDERMENT ET *TM Dam: SUN-MADE KB PRUNKI TORA ET Herd: NOR-BERT FARMS, LTD.-- BREMEN, IN PORT-HAVEN CARTERS FONZY 840003010503725 ‘V86’ V E V V + 4/05 305 38040 3.2 1226F Sire: VOELKERS TD CARTER *TM Dam: PORT-HAVEN TETONS FRIEND Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN FOUR SEASONS SID LORAINE 68139987 ‘2E92’ E E E E E 4/11 305 28890 4.9 1414F Sire: FOUR SEASONS JW SIDNEY TWIN Dam: FOUR SEASONS DRIVER LOUISE Herd: FOUR SEASONS FARM-- BUTLER, PA INSPIRATION TORCH GALIA 68147012 ‘V88’ V E V V E 4/02 305 3x 31160 3.9 1211F Sire: COZY NOOK BEAMER TORCH *TM Dam: INSPIRATION MOTOWN GALYN Herd: INSPIRATION FARM-- FREEVILLE, NY RO-LA-SUE VIGOR SNOWFLAKE 68148725 ‘NC’ 4/03 305 3x 25110 4.7 1171F Sire: SUN-MADE VIGOR ET *TM Dam: RO-LA-SUE PEREFECTA DAISY Herd: RO-LA-SUE DAIRY-- WOOSTER, OH RO-LA-SUE VIGOR JAZZY 68148724 ‘NC’ 4/02 305 3x 28580 4.1 1180F Sire: SUN-MADE VIGOR ET *TM Dam: RO-LA-SUE PARAMONT CARYA Herd: RO-LA-SUE DAIRY-- WOOSTER, OH DOUBLE W BAU MORTA 68141538 ‘E90’ E E E V E 4/11 305 3x 30830 3.2 1001F Sire: STOX BAU ET *TM Dam: DOUBLE W MIDNITE Herd: DOUBLE W FARM DAIRY-- HOLYOKE, CO ONWORD CARTER VIVACE 68146131 ‘V85’ V V + + V 4/02 305 29410 4.1 1218F Sire: VOELKERS TD CARTER *TM Dam: ONWORD DYNASTY VIVEE Herd: ONWORD SWISS-- OELWEIN, IA BLESSING BONANZA KELLIE 68159039 ‘2E91’ E E E E E 4/05 305 28370 4.6 1311F Sire: MORT LEGACY BONANZA *TM Dam: BLESSING FORSMAN KARRIE Herd: BLESSING FARMS-- FT WAYNE, IN Five Year Olds and Over - 960 Protein or More SDF SUN-MADE VIGOR DANCE ET 68139016 ‘2E91’ E E V V E 5/04 305 28680 4.7 1334F Sire: SUN-MADE VIGOR ET *TM Dam: HILLTOP ACRES Z DIVINITY ET Herd: COZY NOOK FARM-- WAUKESHA, WI PORT-HAVEN TETONS FRIEND 840003007556165 ‘+84’ V E + V G 6/04 305 29320 5.8 1695F Sire: MILK & HONEY TETON ET *TM Dam: PORT-HAVEN PRON FORTUNETWIN Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN IE PORT-HAVEN PRONTOS 1313 840003008770233 ‘V88’ V E E V V 5/03 305 30560 4 1236F Sire: SUN-MADE GAR BRO PRONTO ET *TM Dam: IDR PORT-HAVEN TDS 1072 Herd: PORT HAVEN DAIRY-- SLEEPY EYE, MN

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3.4 850P 3.6 850P 3.8 845P 3.9 1049P 3.5 969P 3.6 967P 3.2 918P 3.4 874P 3.6 873P 3.2 870P 3.7 841P 3.3 828P 3.3 1052P 3.7 1047P 3.2 1046P 3.3 1032P 3.4 1030P 3.4 1017P 3.6 999P 3.2 993P 3.7 989P 3.5 973P 4 1368P 3.4 1299P 3.9 1128P 3.4 1062P 4.2 1057P 3.7 1055P 3.3 1027P 3.4 1014P 3.5 1001P 3.7 1064P 3.6 1062P 3.4 1032P

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National The Canton Bell Ringer Program had its birth with board action in December 1956. The program was developed similar to the All-American program of other breeds, with a few basic differences. All first- and secondplace winners at each canton show were pictured. At the beginning of this program only amateur photos were available until professional photographers came on the scene and were accepted beginning in 1959. The program was open to all canton (district/ regional) exhibitors with qualifying animals. Each state chose their first and second state

er g n i R l l e B Winners winners and forwarded them on for district and national competition. The first contest only had seven classes. A committee of judges chose two district and reserve district winners and from these four chose the National and Reserve National winners. In 1969 the program became a junior only program establishing it as one of the first Junior programs of the association. The participation by juniors throughout the country helped this program become one of the highest percentages of breeder participation. The very first National Junior Bell Ringers were

awarded in 1970. This year, 142 entries were submitted for competition in the National Bell Ringer contest. Leading the pack of sires was Jolahofs Polo Jongleur ET *TM with the most daughters followed by Voelkers TD Carter *TM and Blessing Tex Braiden ET *TM. Once again, a panel of judges selected the National Bell Ringer, the Reserve and Honorable Mention winners from those entries.

Spring Calves Reserve

Bell Ringer

Horseshoe Hill NU Gaellic 68183929

Sire: Blessing Mort Laura Legacy Dam: Browns Gabbys Gouda Owner: Nick Uglow, Watertown, WI Leased by: Caroline Anderson, Ft. Atkinson, WI

Honorable Mention

Sunny Acres Biver Lil Lady Silver Top Allstar Trick

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Sire: Scherma Blooming Biver *TM Dam: Sunny Acres Dickie Lady A Owner: Tucker McCaig, Jasper, NY

Sire: Twinkle-Hill Cadnc Allstar *TM Dam: Silver Top Durham Treat Leased to Shelby Biasini, Morrisville, VT

Winter Calves Reserve

Bell Ringer

Breezy Ridge Corona 68185548

Sire: R Hart Cayenne Pepper *TM Dam: Breezy Ridge Cackerjack Owner: Rachel Hefel, Epworth, IA

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Top Acres J Wickee ET 68182742

Kowcastle Brownie Bites 68184082

Sire: Jolahofs Polo Jongleur ET *TM Dam: Top Acres Supreme Wizard ET Owner: Danielle and Matthew Pacheco, Kerman, CA

Sire: Brown Heaven WinningFormula ET Dam: Kowcastle Slam Browny Owner: Suton Paulson, Arlington, WI 10

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Onword Richard Kyla 68181691

Sire: Jo-Dee Nemo Richard ET Dam: Onword Valor Kylee Owner: Carter Kruse, Dyersville, IA

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Johann Jongleur Amaze 68182450

Sire: BMG Jackson Lawman *TM Dam: ID FJEL-Mar PS Dally Leased to Kelsey Erf, Oakdale, MN

Sire: Jolahofs Polo Jongleur ET *TM Dam: Johann Adrift Owner: Madelyn Topp, Wapakoneta, OH

Summer Yearlings Reserve

Bell Ringer

Posey-Creek Barkin Brynnda 68183916

Sire: Pit-Crew Wonder Tanbark ET *TM Dam: Blessing Total Beauty Owner: Andi Dillon and Lila Howell, North Adams, MI

Honorable Mention

North Lanes Bos Parfait 68185038

Onword Lawman Vanilla Twin 68181684

Sire: JOBO Wonder Bosephus ET *TM Dam: North Lanes AG Paisley ET Owner: Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH

Sire: BMG Jackson Lawman *TM Dam: Onword Dragon Villy Owner: Carter Kruse, Dyersville, IA

Spring Yearlings Reserve

Bell Ringer

Jenlar Carter Waltz ETV 68175432

Sire: Voelkers TD Carter *TM Dam: Top Acres Garbros Wish ET Owner: Brianna Meyer, Chilton, WI

Honorable Mention

Breezy Ridge Butter Me Up 68184199

West Winds Wonder Fancy 840003137437489

Sire: SCF Emory James Dam: Breezy Ridge Butterpecan Owner: Rachel Hefel, Epworth, IA

Sire: Top Acres C Wonderment ET *TM Dam: West Winds Tanbark Felicity Owner: Milleanne Mullinix, Monrovia, MD

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Beu Dell Seaman Paisley 840003134516747

Sire: Cutting Edge Seaman *TM Dam: Beu Dell Total Primrose Twin Owner: Kyle, Dylan and Emily Herbrand, Dane, WI

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Brooke Haven Braiden Paylyne 840003126819890

Sun-Made Elite Neith ET 68173265

Sire: Blessing Tex Braiden ET *TM Dam: Just-In Agenda Past-ET Owner: Brooke Cornell, Berlin, PA

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

Fall Yearlings Reserve

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Red Brae Brookings Triana J 68172334

Sire: R N R Payoff Brookings ET *TM Dam: Red Brae Berretta Trina J Owner: Elise Bleck, Glenbeulah, WI

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Latimore Chilli Grace 68173699

Siegerts Braiden Sheena 68170997

Sire: Voelkers WNDT Chilli Pepper *TM Dam: Bo Joy Banker Gabi ET Owner: Lauren D. L’amoreaux, Louisville, OH

Sire: Blessing Tex Braiden ET *TM Dam: Vin Vic B Sincere Owner: Coltin, Morgan, Claytin and Mady Wingert, Harmony, MN

Milking Yearling Bell Ringer

La Rainbow Sweet Vixen ETV 840003012749366 Sire: Hilltop Acres CT Davenport ET Dam: La Rainbow Sweet Verona Owner: Benjamin Lammers, Botkins, OH

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Jenlar Carter Trix Twin 68167041

Sire: Voelkers TD Carter *TM Dam: Jenlar Agenda Trillium Owner: Brianna Meyer, Chilton, WI

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TCC Durham Molly 68167803

Topp-View Woods Push-It 68168669

Sire: Hilltop Acres W Durham ET *TM Dam: Olsons Bro Mon Mesa Owner: Bethany Bauer, Hayfield, MN

Sire: Jolahofs Polo Jongleur ET *TM Dam: CIE Car-A-Mac Peggy Plunder Owner: Keaton and Kinley Topp, Botkins, OH

Senior Two-Year-Olds Reserve

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Red Brae La Jongleur Showy 68167267

Sire: Jolahofs Polo Jongleur ET *TM Dam: Red Brae LA Dragon Shina Owner: Elise Bleck, Glenbeulah, WI

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Top Acres HP Peppy Winz ETV 68166019

TCC Durham Dolly OCS 68167806

Sire: Voelkers WNDT Chilli Pepper *TM Dam: Top Acres Supreme Wizard ET Owner: Matthew Pacheco, Kerman, CA

Sire: Hilltop Acres W Durham ET *TM Dam: Brook View Promo Doric Owner: Bethany Bauer, Hayfield, MN

Junior Three-Year-Olds Reserve

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North Lanes Snow Globe 68169138

Sire: North Lanes Agenda Press ET *TM Dam: North Lanes L Snowbaby Owner: Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH

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Wittspride Pregos Passion Pop A Top Braiden Wiggles

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Niermans Valor Violet 68154353

Sire: Niermans Wonderment Valor Dam: Niermans Bravo Vinrae Owner: Anna Marie and Carter Settles, Clayton, IN

Honorable Mention

Peila-View Agenda Frito 68159664

Jaden Carter Elegance 68158226

Sire: Blessing Bnk Agenda ET *TM (D) Dam: Peilas-View Stars Flicka Owner: Megan Peila, Bainbridge, NY

Sire: Voelkers TD Carter *TM Dam: Jaden Marauder Elevate Owner: Kali J. Schaar, Ellsworth, WI

Four-Year-Olds Reserve

Bell Ringer

Reich-Dale Bonanza Whitley 68151247

Sire: Mort Legacy Bonanza *TM Dam: Reich-Dale Gotcha Whisper Owner: Skyler Reichard, Chambersburg, PA

Honorable Mention

Breezy Ridge Thunder Ruby 68150871

Mases Manor Grandslam Love 68150957

Sire: Cutting Edge Thunder *TM Dam: Breezy Ridge Rhonda Ray Owner: Rachel Hefel, Epworth, IA

Sire: Top Acres Grandslam ET *TM Dam: Mases Manor Adml Lover Girl Owner: Makenna Faye Mase, Cochranton, PA

Five-Year-Olds Reserve

Bell Ringer

Groves View PB Treasure 68136961

Sire: Brook Hollow Party Boy ET *TM Dam: Groves View Snickpack Tale Owner: Bailey Groves, Billings, MO

Honorable Mention

Hidden Paradise Kyla 68140828

Top Acres Garbro Winner ET 68137932 Sire: Top Acres C Wonderment ET *TM Dam: Round Hill Pre Wishful ET Owner: Jonathan Hubbard, Thurmont, MD 14

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Sire: Brook Hollow Mr Masquerade Dam: Colsons Hope Grey Lady Owner: Michaela and Mackenzi Alexander, Bloomington, IN


Aged Cows Reserve

Bell Ringer

North Lanes Ag Paisley ET 68141809

Sire: Blessing Bnk Agenda ET *TM (D) Dam: North Lanes Precise Pearl (M*) Owner: Chelsea Skidmore, Union City, OH

Honorable Mention

Random Luck Prem Talent ET 949262

Random Luck B Tea Rose 68133880

Sire: Top Acres E P Premium ET Dam: Sun-Made Jetway Taps ET Owner: Matthew G. Thompson, Darlington, WI

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

Component Merit Cows Reserve

Bell Ringer

Random Luck L Talula 68131526

Sire: Blessing Mort Laura Legacy Dam: Random Luck Prem Talent ET Owner: Matthew G. Thompson, Darlington, WI

Honorable Mention

Alfa Creek Parker Victory 68118096

Jonlee Secret Langwathby 68129402

Sire: Brothers Three Parker ET *TM Dam: North Lanes Cash Victory Owner: Keaton and Kinley Topp, Botkins, OH

Sire: Cutting Edge Secret ET *TM Dam: Jonlee GKing Kirkstyle Owner: Dalton, Dillion and Breanne Freeman, Bremen, IN

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President & Director PRESIDENT Richard Sparrow Fairdale Farm Owenton, Kentucky Richard and his wife, Renelle, have three sons: Joe, Ben, and Kirby. Richard received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky and has worked 33 years in management with Milk Cooperatives. Fairdale Farm consists of 48 cows with a RHA of 25,573 milk, 1,088 fat, and 883 protein and a classification average of 88.1. Herd and Show Recognitions include: 2016 and 2017 Ira Inman award and breeding and/or developing several All Americans. Fairdale achieved High Non-Holstein Herd Average in Kentucky for 2016, 2017, and 2018. Richard has served as BSCBA Director for two terms and as BSCBA President for one term. In addition to being Kentucky Dairy Development Council President from 2014 to 2018, Richard also serves as an Elder at the First Christian Church in Owenton, Kentucky. DISTRICT III Brian Lammers La Rainbow Farm New Knoxville, Ohio Brian’s family includes his wife, Maria, their three children, Alexa (20), Ben (18), and Tori (16), and his mother, Marlene Lammers. Brian received his B.S. degree from Ohio State University in Dairy Science and Honors Program and his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in Animal Science and has been a Dairy Nutritionist for ADM Animal Nutrition company for 20 years. “We own 64 registered Brown Swiss with an RHA of 21,700m 4.54%f 985f 3.71%p 804p. This year, we are celebrating our 100th year of having Brown Swiss at La Rainbow Farm. With our Brown Swiss, we have been the Premier Breeder of the Ohio State Fair for 6 out of last 8 years. La Rainbow is home of the Butterfly and Sweet cow families. La Rainbow Bfly Dynamite is the top type bull in the breed and La Rainbow Sweet Silver is the top Net Merit bull in the breed. Brian was the National Youth Achievement Award winner in 1988.” 16

DISTRICT IV Phillip Heck Odyssey Swiss Freeport, Illinois Phil and his wife, Lori, have two sons Caleb (29) and Ethan (27) [wife Robyn (26)]. Grandchildren include: Elizabeth (17 months) and Edmund (3 months). Phil graduated from the UW Farm & Industry Short Course in 1981 and has worked for Vita Plus—Lanark Ag—Lanark, Illinois, since 2006. In addition, he and his family have operated Odyssey Swiss Farm from 1986 to the present. Odyssey Swiss has received the 25-year Continuous Test award. “My son Caleb and I milk 30 head while both of us work off the farm. We buy all our feed and hay since we do not own land.” Phil currently serves on the BSCBA Board. In addition to his jobs on and off the farm, Phil has served 10 years on his county DHIA Board (2 years as President) and has been a Volunteer Fireman for 39 years. March 9, 2018 To the Membership of District IV: I would like to address the rumor that the board is run by two members. This is not true, we all do what we think is in the best interest of the breed and breeders. We do not always agree but at the end of the day we still respect one another. If re-elected I will continue to do what is best for the district and breeders as a whole. Thank you for your time. Phil Heck - 815-238-6631 DISTRICT VI Dennis Worden Onword Swiss Oelwein, Iowa Dennis and his wife, Joan, have four children: Noah, Jonna (Lance Schutte), Jacob, and Logan. Their grandchildren include: Blake, Briella, Breklyn, and Brayton Schutte. Dennis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dairy Science from Iowa State University and has worked as Herdsman, Dairy Consultant, and owner/operator of their family dairy for over 40 years. He started his herd with “2 purchased Brown Swiss heifers in 1968 and has continuously owned, milked, and shown since. Onword Brown Swiss Bulletin

Swiss currently consists of 38 Brown Swiss with a RHA of 24,560m 4.1%f 1,006f 3.6%p 886p, with 9 E and 21 VG cows. A total of 92 cows are on test: Brown Swiss, Ayrshire, Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn, and crossbreds: the overall RHA is 23,790m 4.0% 960f 3.5%p 832p, with 14 E and 32 VG cows. “We have exhibited at the Iowa State Fair and World Dairy Expo since the 1970s. receiving Champion and Reserve honors, along with breeder and/or exhibitor at the Iowa State Fair numerous times. We have had All-American nominations and six bulls in AI with 2 currently active. “I have served the Iowa Brown Swiss Association as Junior Association officer, Bell Ringer Coordinator, Share-A-Heifer Committee, PDCC representative, state sale co-chairman, Vice President, and President and have been a three-time recipient of the Iowa Brown Swiss Distinguished Breeder Award. “We loan/lease heifers to local 4-Hers, are a proud supporter of the Iowa Share-A-Heifer program and Iowa State Sale. I have received the County Distinguished Dairyman award and numerous DHIA production, Iron Grandma awards, and milk quality awards. “I serve as the Local DHIA board member and county dairy promotion group member and am a past member of Church Council. “I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and supporting them in their activities such as showing and sports.” ---------------------Following are the series of questions the Board developed for the candidates along with their responses: 1. What can we do as an Association to help breeders increase the profitability of their Brown Swiss? SPARROW: The Association can increase the market for Brown Swiss genetics by advertising the enhanced milk market value of Brown Swiss milk. The components [butterfat and protein] in Brown Swiss milk can increase the milk check in any dairy herd. This fact should increase the market for Brown Swiss semen in crossbreeding programs and replacement heifers in commercial herds. The Association can do a better job of labeling all registered animals that are carriers of genetic defects so breeders can make informed breeding and purchasing decisions. The Association can encourage breeders to genomic test more of their calves so breeding and mating decisions can be more effective and profitable.


r Candidates for 2018 LAMMERS: Encourage breeders to trust in using genomic bulls. We have been genomic testing all of our females for the past 5 years. When I compare the genomic profile of a cow with the classification breakdowns and DHI production, the genomic profile matches each cow’s phenotype. Seeing the genomic numbers match the cow has made us believers and 100% users of genomic bulls. The genomic bulls available are far superior in type, production, and productive life than proven bulls available in the breed. By using genomic bulls, we have been able to make much faster progress with improving the quality, longevity, breeding efficiency, and most importantly the production of our cows. HECK: Keep promoting the health traits and our energy-corrected milk. WORDEN: We need to continually promote our breed’s attributes – strength, heat tolerance, fat/protein ratio, and encourage more genomic testing and young sire usage. 2. What are your proposals for increasing the Brown Swiss Association’s revenue stream? SPARROW: BSCBA needs to provide programs for all owners of Brown Swiss cattle that encourage registrations. Also, we need to be more effective in showing the value of registered purebred cattle. Growing the Brown Swiss Herdbook is the primary source of income for the Association. Investing some BSCBA dormant accounts into a safe and profitable fund would produce a reliable stream of income. While interbreed cooperation is not a source of income, the enhanced efficiency it brings has a positive impact on the bottom line. Progressive Sires and the Genex relationship have a twofold impact of allowing more breeders access to semen sales while providing a positive income stream to the Association. LAMMERS: The most important part of the Association is to maintain a herdbook and register the cattle. We need to maintain or increase the number of Brown Swiss being registered each year. Improving the profitability of milking Brown Swiss would have the greatest benefit on growing the breed and number or Brown Swiss registered each year. HECK: Promote participation in Association programs. WORDEN: As a smaller population breed, we are continually walking the fine-line between

cutting expenses and maintaining services. We need to take a long hard look at all overhead expenses and costs of services that we provide to breeders. 3. Given resource restraints, what suggestions would you make to move the Brown Swiss Association Forward? SPARROW: BSCBA and its members need to promote the Brown Swiss Cow and I mean not their cow but THE cow. The Brown Swiss cow can thrive in any dairy herd. Brown Swiss milk can add dollars to any milk check. Brown Swiss breeders know what a great cow we have but we need to educate other dairymen. We need to dispel the myths and promote the cow. We need more member involvement. Members willing to serve on the board and on committees. LAMMERS: Improved efficiencies in the Beloit office are possible. There are new software programs available that can increase the efficiencies of our staff. HECK: Get Brown Swiss Enterprises going and cooperate with other breeds. Everybody wants to know what the Association can do for them, how about asking what you can do for the Association. WORDEN: I believe that the next few years are extremely critical for the long-term future of our breed. We need to increase registration numbers, expand young sire usage, and increase female genomic testing. I feel all of these can be accomplished with a minimal amount of extra resources. 4. In your opinion, what are the top three priorities facing the Brown Swiss breed going forward and how do they influence your vision for the future of the breed and the Association? SPARROW: Today the number one priority of BSCBA is to hire a new Executive Secretary that has the vision, energy and passion for the Brown Swiss breed. Someone that can listen to and communicate with breeders and manage the Association in an effective manner. If we hire the right person as Executive Secretary everything else will fall into place. LAMMERS: The Brown Swiss breed’s top genetic females can compete with other breeds on fat and protein yield. Brown Swiss on our farm are producing the same amount of combined fat and protein yield as Holsteins (1789 April 2018

vs. 1892 per lactation). Not many dairy farms in the U.S. have experienced modern, top genetic Brown Swiss and seen what they can do. We can encourage others with Brown Swiss to use the top genomic bulls and watch what these daughters do in their herd. Solutions exist for some concerns with having Brown Swiss such as newborn calves drinking, low pregnancy rates, hemorrhagic bowel (HBS, bloody gut), and high death loss of cows. We find most of our calves’ drink colostrum. However, we like to get colostrum into them within 4 hours of birth and will tube them if needed. For the second feeding, we have waited up to 48 hours after tubing colostrum before using an esophageal feeder for this second feeding. Sometimes the calf isn’t hungry yet at 12 to 24 hours after consuming a gallon of colostrum to drink their second feeding. On our farm, I would estimate only 1 out of 100 calves need to be fed with an esophageal feeder for the second feeding. With the addition of DPR, Productive Life, and Liveability to our genetic proofs, we have solutions that have resulted in dramatic improvements in our herd in the short time that they have been available. If breeders are having trouble with getting their Brown Swiss pregnant, look at her DPR or her sire’s DPR. Use of Double Ovsync has been a positive for getting our Brown Swiss cows pregnant more quickly. Lastly, when we started using a specific mannan oligosaccharide and Beta-glucan product in our herd, the incidence rate of HBS dropped from one per month to one per year. The negative perceptions others may have with Brown Swiss on specific characteristics are not a problem with modern genetics and management. HECK: Get an Executive Secretary hired. Get Brown Swiss Enterprises kickstarted. Start sharing technical resources with the other breeds. WORDEN: We need to: 1. Push genomic testing of females. 2. Stay in the black financially. 3. Make sure that recessives and haplo-types are recognized and understandable so that breeders can make informed decisions to benefit their breeding programs, as well as the breed as a whole. 5. With recent events and today’s market, how should the Association plan for, be inCONTINUED ON PAGE 18

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an association should evaluate the possibility of Enterprises becoming more involved in supporting these consignment sales.

SPARROW: I understand that we are operating in a depressed dairy economy. Milk prices are down and so are cow prices. However, the current milk market situation only shines a brighter light on the value of Brown Swiss genetics.

HECK: Get Brown Swiss Enterprises going again.

Here is my example; my January final milk check showed a gross milk price of $21.02 cwt. The Federal Order blend price was $14.86 cwt. My closest neighbor [100% Holstein herd] received $14.34 cwt with comparable quality. I wish milk prices were higher, too. But today’s market signals are more of a reason than ever to promote our Brown Swiss cow.

6. As a board member, you will be required to make decisions (sometimes tough decisions) on behalf of other Brown Swiss breeders. What experiences, skills, and strengths do you possess that will enable you to make decisions for the betterment of the breed? What will be your means of communication to the membership?

volved in, and proceed with merchandising Brown Swiss cattle?

Additionally, in terms of purebred cattle sales, some of the BSCBA programs and programs we promote [classification and production records] add substance and value to a pedigree and, therefore, add value to our sales offerings. LAMMERS: With the Brown Swiss Enterprises program, we can assist breeder’s with merchandising their cattle. With recent changes in managers running consignment sales, we as

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WORDEN: Now is the time to restart Brown Swiss Enterprises as a marketer of live animals and embryos for domestic and export markets.

SPARROW: I try to look at every issue that comes before the board as to how it will affect the majority of Brown Swiss breeders and how that issue will impact the Association. We are publishing all motions that come before the board in the Brown Swiss Bulletin. LAMMERS: I have a variety of experiences including member and President of New Knoxville School Board for 8 years, member of First Church board and on finance committee, and

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president of the Ohio Brown Swiss Association. I am also currently the District III director of the national Brown Swiss Association and chair of the Genetics committee, which has given me insight into the opportunities and challenges of our association and breed. I have a passion for Brown Swiss and enjoy talking with others about our Big Brown cows and people. Monthly updates in the Bulletin are important to inform the membership. However, great discussions often occur on the phone, via email, at shows, and at sales. HECK: You have to be able to separate friendship from business. Being on the boards I have been on, I have been able to do that. WORDEN: I have been involved in the management and financial experiences of dairy farming for over 40 years. Through good and very bad times, I have used these experiences to learn and develop problem solving skills. I have the willingness and ability to hear all sides, the desire to do the research necessary and the fortitude to make the necessary decisions. Members from my district and across the country who have concerns or questions for the board, can contact me by phone, email, or snail mail.


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Progressive Brown Swiss Sires ON-A-WHIM CADENCE PERFECTED ET 68157869 91BS5678 Abnormalities: PT DT MT WT Haplotypes: BH1T BH2T PPR: +84 59%R PTAT: +0.7 66%R (12/17) PTA: +867m +18f +22p +293NM$ 66%R (GEN) PTA PL: +4.1 SCS: +2.72 DPR: -1.2 SCE: LIV: -0.4

Onword P Visionary 68159470 138BS5709

DOUBLE W FINNIGAN 68161848 59BS11

Abnormalities: PT DT MT WT Haplotypes: BH1T BH2T PPR: +112 51%R PTAT: +0.8 57%R (12/17) PTA: +845m +29f +31p +262NM$ 58%R (GEN) PTA PL: +1.7 SCS: +3.01 DPR: -0.8 SCE: LIV: +1.4

Northill Trace Haywire 68149323 ‘V87’ 138BS5790

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Abnormalities: PT DT MT WT Haplotypes: BH1T BH2T PPR: +36 56%R PTAT: -0.2 63%R (12/17) PTA: +375m +1f +8p +70NM$ 63%R (GEN) PTA PL: +0.2 SCS: +3.09 DPR: +2.4 SCE: LIV: +1.8

Abnormalities: PT DT MT WT Haplotypes: BH1T BH2C PPR: +124 57%R PTAT: +0.9 64%R (12/17) PTA: +194m +33f +16p +382NM$ 64%R (GEN) PTA PL: +3.9 SCS: +2.68 DPR: +0.7 SCE: LIV: +0.9

LIME ROCK DRVR RADZMR TOILE(D) 68155893

Kruses Wonderment Jaguar ET 68135736 138BS5168 UDC:+1.56

Abnormalities: PT DC MT WT Haplotypes: BH1T BH2T PPR: +174 56%R PTAT: -0.2 63%R (12/17) PTA: +1351m +42f +45p +473NM$ 62%R (GEN) PTA PL: +3.5 SCS: +3.04 DPR: +1.3 SCE: LIV: +2.5

Abnormalities: PT DT MT WT Haplotypes: BH1T BH2T PPR: +16 76%R PTAT: +1.4 78%R (12/17) PTA: +481m +4f +6p +26NM$ 84%R (GEN) PTA PL: +1.5 SCS: +3.01 DPR: -3.5 SCE: LIV: -1.7

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