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GUERNSEY Breeders' Journal Features 8 | AGA Winter Board Report The December Meeting Minutes

10 | National Class Leaders Five join the ranks in the 2018 4th qtr.

10 | Gold Star Dams Meet the new elite cows

12| All-American Nominees

52 | Healthline

Meet the All-American & Junior Nominees

A new feature sponsored by MERCK

Departments 54 | AGYA

6 | Golden Journey

5 | Calendar of Events

56 | Obituaries

56 | Current Events

53 | World Guernsey Conference Schedule

7 | Director's Report

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Officers and Directors PRESIDENT & DISTRICT 1 (CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, WV) 2022| David Coon 845.518.0732 • dbcoon62@gmail.com 373 Separate Road, Amenia, NY 12501 FIRST VICE PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR AT-LARGE 2021 | Chris Lang 330.473.9660 • springhill.chris@gmail.com 7301 SR 514, Big Prairie, OH 44611 SECOND VICE PRESIDENT & DISTRICT 3 (IN, IL, KY & MI) 2020 | Brian Dinderman 815.297.4111 • dindermanb@gmail.com 3307 W. Orangeville Rd., Orangeville, IL 61060 TREASURER & DISTRICT 2 PUREBRED PUBLISHING PRESIDENT (OH & PA) 2021 | Victoria L. Baker 724.331.4814 • ansellvl@gmail.com 237 Catalina Farm Rd., Scottdale, PA 15683 DISTRICT 4 (WI) 2022 | Jason Yurs 920.728.4822 • jyurs@hoards.com N2856 State Road 89, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

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Golden Journey Dear AGA Members, Welcome to 2019, as we continue the journey to fulfill the Vision, Mission and Purpose of the American Guernsey Association. Peter Drucker is quoted as saying the following: “Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.” Over the passed nearly two years, the board, team and I have focused on fixing problems and at the same time working to cultivate and plant for the future. I am not going to continue to dwell on the problems, I think they have been well covered. What I am excited about are several opportunities which are unfolding which will drive the demand for and the growth of the Guernsey breed. There are several ver y robust Guernsey-specific milk and dairy-related

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projects now underway which I will share more about over the next several months as they take shape. Should targets be hit over the next two years, these two projects will require well over 400 additional Guernsey milking cows and deliver $24/ cwt back to the Guernsey dairy farmers— not bad. In addition, Golden Guernsey milk will be back on the table at the homes of a large swath of consumers. As these projects move from embryonic stage to maturity, we will be seeking to roll out and scale up similar projects across the USA landscape. Stay tuned for good things ahead. ~ Doug

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| Office Updates Due to an increase in postage and, in an effort to be increasingly more efficient, invoices and statements will now only be emailed. A $1.50 printing and handling charge will be instituted beginning in February for all printed and mailed invoices. Please check your emails on a consistent basis for billing from the AGA office. If your email is not on file at the office, please contact Rita at your earliest convenience to update your account. National Award Applications and Scholarships are due March 31 for both adult awards and many junior awards.


the Director's Report Have you mentored a youth today? As we move ahead and start a new year, we often look for a way to improve our lives, business, farms, etc. I think we can all agree that when it comes to dairy farming there are many rewarding opportunities. One of those opportunities my wife, Kristi, and I have had the last several years is getting to know and work with some amazing young adults. This year we experienced a dream come true not only for us but for an incredible young man, Riley Zettle. Riley is a highly energetic individual (and to anybody who knows Riley personally, this is an understatement). He truly has a strong passion for the dairy industry. He didn't grow up on a dairy farm, but through 4-H and junior breed associations, he developed a love for dairy cattle. For the last several years, Riley has always been willing to help out and work on our farm when we are in need. As a true cow person, he was quickly able to pick out our top cow families and was looking for a way to develop ownership of an animal. Over the last couple of years, we agreed to let him work his way towards

ownership. One of these cows that Riley worked for ownership in was a very special Junior three-year-old that ended up winning Grand Champion of the Junior Show at World Dairy Expo this year. As he was walking across the colored shavings and the spotlight shone down on this hard working young person and his cow, we couldn't have been more proud. Another rewarding opportunity that we have had is getting to teach a class at our local community college. For the last several years, Kristi has taught the Dairy Cattle Evaluation Class and Judging team, and I have taught an AI, reproduction class. It never ceases to amaze me how motivated this next generation of agriculturalists are. The students are always very positive and looking to do their best. I always go home with renewed energy for myself and the future of the industry. It's very rewarding to stay in contact with former students and follow them in their careers and lives. We know not every young person that we mentor is going to start dairy farming with a herd of Registered Guernseys.

Brian Dinderman However, the connection and bond that has been formed will never be forgotten. They will be an ag lender at the local bank, nurse at the hospital, restaurant owner downtown, and thankfully will have a connection to our breed and the dairy industry as a whole. So as we look forward to the approaching spring season, ask yourself what could I do to mentor a young person. I am sure you will find it just as fulfilling. Congratulations to the All American nominees, Gold Star Dams and National Class leaders that are recognized in this exciting issue! ~ Brian

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the AGA Winter Board Report The American Guernsey Association Board of Directors met December 10-12, in Plain City, Ohio, for their annual winter meetings. All board members were present along with staff. Robin Alden, AGA Program Manager and the Records Committee opened the meetings with discussion on classifications, registrations and programs. The Total Performance Evaluation program (TPE), was the key discussion. After much board discussion, evaluation of fees and program values, the motion was made to change the TPE program to a 5% discount before February 15 and all second classifications to be charged a minimum of a $100 fee. It was seconded and the motion passed. Discussion of Marketing followed next revolving around awards, travel and shows. It was agreed by all that the awards and sponsorships and travel of shows must become cost neutral on the budget line. The show committee presented a

recommendation to drop the Approved Judges list effective for 2019. It was moved to accept the recommendation and seconded. Motion passed. Financially, the AGA is in a tight cash flow situation, despite increased registrations this year. Much discussion centered around cash flow, accounts payables, accounts receivables and future cash flow. Discussion turned to sales and sales contracts with consensus that AGA must not lose money so GMS would become cost structured with all sales, including the National Convention. Discussion followed on shipping expenses for semen and embryos. It was moved to give Cara Trotter permission to set up the flat rate, pre-pay fee for the shipping and handling which was seconded. Motion passed. After the AGA committee reports, Purebred Publishing was opened for discussion centering around declining ad revenue, increased travel expenses and moving into 2019. After more discussion

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around cash flow, expenses and magazine issues and timelines, it was moved to go to eight issues of the Guernsey Breeders’ Journal, dropping April and October. The motion was seconded and passed. CEO Doug Granitz presented his work on the Golden Guernsey Milk Marketing programs. Two projects are currently in the development stages in the U.S. and a new website was launched, www.goldenguernseydairy.com. Additional business discussed was insurance and a letter received regarding Canadian scored animals in the U.S. A motion was made to unify the production and showing be printed on the pedigree from any formalized Guernsey Association program. It was seconded but the motion failed. The board moved into executive session before adjourning and heading home. Respectfully submitted, Cheri Oechsle

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Discover Your Herd's Potential By Vickie Baker

Data is present just about everywhere on a dairy. The challenge is finding the time to compile and analyze the data so that it can help you make more informed decisions. The same applies to your herd’s genetics. Fortunately, there are a variety of tols available to help producers confidently implement genetic improvement decisions. Follow these six steps to discover your herd's potential. 1. Use a good animal identification system. 2. CLARIFIDE ™ test your healthy, purebred heifers for more reliable genomic information. 3. Raise only the best replacement heifers you need, and consider selling or utilizing the rest for alternative uses. 4. Get more heifers out of your better females by using the very best for embryo donors and/or use sexed semen on the top half. Breed the lowest ranking animals to conventional semen or use them as recips. 5. Incorporate a good mating program to prioritize semen investment and manage risks of inbreeding and unwanted genetic conditions. 6. Utilize Searchpoint™, a new online management tool that provides a herd-level overview, and individual animal genetic

performance information. SearchPoint™ provides the tools to: - view and sort genetic results; - evaluate genetic trends and variation; - benchmark genetic merit of animals; - build custom reports with the most relevant, herd specific information; - share genetic testing results as desired with advisors and other individuals; - save and export this information to an Excel spreadsheet or pdf file and, - SearchPoint™ is customizable for specific needs including customize charts, tables and graphs to better analyze large volumes of data Genomic testing and utilizing SearchPoint™ can help your dairy profitability increase via: improved culling decisions, enhanced breeding strategies, effectively leveraging advanced reproductive technologies and marketing more valuable animals. Contact your Zoetis representative or Robin Alden at the AGA for more information on genomic testing with Clarifide or utilizing Searchpoint™ to maximize your genetic investment.

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National Class Leaders, 4th Quarter By Robin Alden, AGA Program Manager

Five cows made class-leading records in the fourth quarter of 2018. Three of the cows call Pennsylvania home, and all were under five years old when their notable records began. B eginning with the youngest, Dairyman Dawson 3089 Bridie D-77 completed a class-leading record in the Yearling, 305-day category for Milk. Bridie did this with 26,950M* 3.5% 951F 3.1% 833P at just 1-09, making her the youngest cow in the top 10 all-time records in this division. Bridie is a genomic gem as well, with +59GCPI and +2.3 DPR +3.2 PL 2.66 SCS. The A2A2 Dawson daughter is out of a VG-84 EXMS V I P. The next dam is Rolling Prairie Bella Blue EX-95, with over 148,000M life. Bridie is bred and owned by Hoard’s Dairyman Farm, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. The other cow to make a class-leading Milk record is Trotacre Apex Aubrie EX-90, who made a 305-day class-leader in the Senior Three-Year-Old division. Aubrie made 32,510M* 4.5% 1,453F 3.1% 1,017F at 3-11. Aubrie is a leading CPI cow with +106CPI, including +1,115M and +238NM$. She is a Sniders Loral Apex-ET (Loral x Altann EX-95)

daughter of Trotacre Almas Ali EX-91, who also has multiple class-leading records and over 124,000M life. Aubrie is bred and owned by Jamie Trotter, Enon Valley, Pennsylvania. Two cows at Warwick Manor Farm made class-leading records this quarter, including Warwick Manor B Topanga VG-89, who made a class-leading record in Fat in the Junior Three-Year-Old division with 27,240M 6.7% 1,832F* 3.2% 868F in 305 days. Topanga is a Warwick Manor Caden Bryce daughter of Knapps Regis Tabby-ET EX-92, an All-American nominee with records to 30,000M 1,600F 1,000P. The next dam is Knapps Ace Tamera EX-93. Topanga is bred and owned by Kaila Stoltzfus, East Earl, Pennsylvania. Topanga’s herdmade, Trotacre YB Hopey-ET VG-88 has finished the first of two class-leading records for Fat in the Junior Four-Year-Old, 365-day division that were made this quarter. With 33,020M 6.2% 2,040F* 3.5% 1,171P, Hopey finishes a lactation that was also a class leader in the 305-day category for Fat. The Yogibear daughter is out of legendary brood cow Windsong Spade

Hope EX-91, who has had multiple AllAmerican nominated, high-CPI and class-leading daughters. Hopey was bred by Cara and Jamie Trotter and is owned by Kolby Stoltzfus. Also making a class-leading record in this category, with the #3 record in this division all-time, is Mar Ral Answer Marissa VG-86. Marissa also finished a 305-day class-leader with 4-04 365D 34,490M 6.4% 2,216F* 3.1% 1,082P. Marissa is a Villa Crest OHD Answer daughter of an EX-90 Valiant, then an EX-91 Goliath maternal sister to the Mentor bull with over 146,000M life. She is bred and owned by Ralph Turley and Verl Weaver and families, Orient, Ohio and Goshen, Indiana. To have a record considered as classleading, a cow must place in the current top 10 all-time records for milk, fat or protein their age division for 305 or 365 days. Cows must also meet a minimum amount of test days for either category, and be purebred, GR or PR. Congratulations to the breeders and owners of these golden Guernsey producers!

Gold Star Dams By Robin Alden, AGA Program Manager

The Gold Star Dam designation emphasizes actual production and type while recognizing genetically superior cows that demonstrate an acceptable level of longevity. Once receiving the designation, an animal will be permanently identified as a Gold Star Dam on her performance pedigree. Requirements are a USDA PTA value for NM$ designated as “Elite” by USDA (top 2% of the breed), a reliability of the qualifying PTA of at least 50%, an appraisal score of VG-80 or better and to have calved at least three times. There are three new Gold Star Dams this quarter. Dairyman Grumpy 2263 Pawn VG-85 accomplishes her new title with a NM$ of +371, CM$ of +406, DPR of +2.5 and PL of +6.4. Pawn’s four lactations have given her Yield Deviations of +33F 10

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and +27P. She also sports a quality SCS of 2.75 and udder composite of +1.6. Pawn is a Grumpy out of an EX-90 Deemand with 121,000M 5.0%F 3.7%P lifetime. She is bred and owned by Hoard’s Dairyman Farm of Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin. Smithfield Marksman Mooo La VG-88 joins her daughter as a new Gold Star Dam. Her GPTAs include +1.3DPR, +4.3PL and +340NM$. She puts up great components of +0.21%F and +0.07%P, boosted by a best record of 4-10 305D 19,980M 5.8% 1,167F 3.6% 711P. The A2A2 Abiqua Acres C Marksman daughter is out of a Lewis with a 2-00 record of over 22,000M 4.1%F. Mooo La has two Very Good daughters, one by Messenger and a GSD daughter by Double L. She is bred and owned by Coon Brothers Farm,

LLC, Amenia, New York. The youngest new Gold Star Dam is Oak Knob Toby Angel VG-86, whose quality components and type made her primed for the list. Her GPTAs include +1.1 DPR, +3.3 PL and +384 CM$. Her Yield Deviations into her third lactation are +349M +113F +66P, giving her +0.20%F and +0.08P. Angel is amongst the top CPI cows in December with +102 GCPI. An A2A2 Toby daughter, Angel is out of an EX-90 Oak Knob Kaptain Lazarus with records to 5.1%F 3.7%P. She is bred by Oak Knob Guernseys and owned by Emily Church, Cresco, Iowa. Congratulations to all breeders and owners of Gold Star Dams this quarter.


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2018

All-American nominees

By Robin Alden, Assistant Editor

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uernsey breeders raised the stakes in 2018, with another exceptional year in the show ring and exceeding last year’s totals with 180 AllAmerican entries from 15 different states! The entries were assessed by the nominating committee of Emily Hartmann of Illinois, judge of NGS-Puyallup; Sean Johnson of Pennsylvania, judge of NGS-Louisville; Matt Lawrence of Pennsylvania, judge of NGS-Harrisburg and Brian Schnebly of Maryland, judge of NGS-Madison. Ties were broken by the team of national show associates: Mike Hickman of Tennessee (NGS-Madison), Jenna Lenhart of New York (NGS-Harrisburg) and Chris Reichard of Pennsylvania (NGS-Louisville). Their votes result in the incredible group of All-American Nominees that grace the following pages.

The States & Owners

Again leading the pack in nominees from one state is Pennsylvania, with 36 – including four of the Aged Cows! Ohio follows with 20 total nominations, narrowly edging out Iowa and Wisconsin, who racked up 18 each. It will be a surprise to none that the Knapp family of Iowa and Springhill of Ohio lead the pack with 16 nominations each. The Knapp family also bred 16 individual nominees in 2018, while Springhill’s prefix appears on 10 individuals. Following these herds are Valley Gem, with 10 nominations, and Kevin and Dina Stoltzfus and family, with nine.

The Sires

Fifty-two individual bulls sired daughters who obtained nominations in 2018. This year, Indian Acres Pies-ET dethrones

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his full brother, American Pie, with a total of seven nominees. Pies was the Premier Sire of the heifer show at World Dairy Expo in 2018. Springhill J Lone Star-ET follows with six. Millborne Tiller Fayes Fame, Premier Sire of NGS-Madison, is tied with Land of Living RO Levi-ET at four each.

The Junior Contest

Youth from Florida to Washington, and many states in between, entered a total of 82 animals in the Junior All-American contest this year. Paring down the quality head were the nomination committee of Emily Hartmann, judge of NJS-Puyallup; Dr. Katherine Knowlton of Virginia, judge of NJS-Louisville; Nate Oleniacz of Pennsylvania, judge of NJS-Harrisburg and Brian Schnebly, judge of NJS-Madison. Pennsylvania also leads in the junior contest, with 20 individual nominees from the Keystone state. Following is Wisconsin with 13, and Iowa with nine. Two families are tied with five nominations each – Kaila, Karli and Kolby Stoltzfus of Pennsylvania and Dana and Madison Sickles of Iowa. The Sickles managed a rare feat of having three nominees in the same class, all bred and owned (Spring Calves)! With four each are the McMurray kids, Pennsylvania, and Jenna Langrehr, Wisconsin. Springhill J Lone Star-ET was the leading sire of Junior Nominees, with seven daughters. Marodore Aarons Levi-ET follows with four, and with three each are Jens Gold Aaron Copper-ET and Paokie Lil Ernie. Thank you to ST Genetics for helping sponsor the Junior AllAmerican Contest!


All-American Nominations

Spring Heifer Calves (13)

H Broke Boman Rosi-TW, 3/15/2018 1st NGS-Madison, 1st Iowa State Fair Dana & Madison Sickles, Marengo, IA

H Broke Levi Tot, 3/10/2018 1st NGS-Louisville, 4th NGS-Madison, 2nd Iowa State Fair Dana & Madison Sickles, Marengo, IA

Knapps Ladysman Tigger-ETV, 3/2/2018 3rd NGS-Madison, 4th Wisconsin State Show Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA Now owned by Kelly Johnson & Knapp Guernseys, York, PA

Misty Meadows Suitor Jezabelle, 3/26/2018 2nd NGS-Harrisburg, 8th NGS-Madison, 1st Maryland State Fair Beth Anne Clark, New Paris, PA

Sniders HP GG Apple Sauce-ETV, 3/2/2018 2nd NGS-Madison Hillpoint + Snider Homestead + Daniel Basse, Cross Plains, WI Now owned by Andrew Levesque, Hayfield, MN

Springhill Hot Topic-ETV, 3/2/2018 1st NGS-Harrisburg, 2nd NGS-Louisville, 15th NGS-Madison, 1st Ohio State Fair Springhill, Big Prairie, OH February 2019 | Guernsey Breeders' Journal

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Winter Heifer Calves (10)

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Guernsey Gem Bo Kapow-ETV, 12/21/2017 2nd NGS-Madison, 5th NGS-Louisville, 7th WI State Show Valley Gem & Scott Weisensel, Cumberland, WI

Indian Acres Lonestars Lacey, 12/2/2017 1st NGS-Harrisburg Ashley Elise Sears, South Deerfield, MA

Knapps Pie Time To Dance-ETV, 12/2/2017 1st & Res. Jr. Champion NGS-Madison, 2nd WI State Show Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA Now owned by Jake & Jade Kruschke, New Richmond, WI

Lang Haven Latimer No Worries-ET, 12/4/2017 3rd NGS-Madison, 2nd WI State Fair, 3rd WI State Show Don & Kathy Langrehr, West Salem, WI

Misty Meadows HP MB Suspicious-ETV, 12/1/2017 3rd NGS-Louisville, 5th NGS-Madison, 1st & Jr. Champion WI State Show P Morey Miller & Hillpoint Partners, Granby, CT Now owned by Darlene Moser, Pleasant Lake, IN

Trotacre Ernie Selena, 12/26/2017 1st NGS-Louisville, 5th NGS-Harrisburg Grant Itle, Enon Valley, PA

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Fall Heifer Calves (12)

Hi Field Lightning Taffy, 9/4/2017 3rd NGS-Harrisburg, 5th NGS-Madison, 5th NGS-Louisville, 1st & Jr. Champion Maryland Field Day, 1st Maryland State Fair Wayne Edward Spurrier, Keymar, MD

Knapps APie Time To Show-ETV, 9/27/2018 2nd NGS-Madison Now owned by Glamourview, Iager & Walton, Walkersville, MD

Knapps Pies Making Magic-ETV, 9/25/2017 2nd NGS-Harrisburg, 4th NGS-Madison, 4th NGS-Louisville, 1st & Jr. Champion New York Spring Show Landree Fraley, Muncy, PA

Royalty Manor Fame Lastcallcrush-ET, 9/6/2017 3rd NGS-Madison, 1st & Jr. Champion Minnesota State Fair, 1st Wisconsin State Show Jade Kruschke, New Richmond, WI

Springhill Jokes Finale-ETV, 9/4/2017 1st & Jr. Champion NGS-Harrisburg, 1st & Jr. Champion NGS-Madison, 1st & Jr. Champion NGS-Louisville, 1st & Res. Jr. Champion Ohio State Fair Springhill, Big Prairie, OH

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Summer Yearling Heifers (8)

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All-American Nominations

Guernsey Grove HP Taffy-ETV, 6/10/2017 5th NGS-Madison Paige Dilley, Monticello, WI Now owned by Greg Woods, Beaver, OR

Hartdale Primetime Cami, 7/26/2017 2nd NGS-Madison, 3rd NGS-Louisville, 1st & Jr. Champion Illinois State Fair Lauren Robison & Braden & Connor Hartmann, Mulberry Grove, IL

Knapps Copper Tropical, 6/15/2017 1st & Res. Jr. Champion NGS-Louisville, 1st NGS-Harrisburg, 3rd NGS-Madison Kelly Johnson & Knapp Guernseys, York, PA

Mar Shirl Ernie Ginger, 7/7/2017 2nd NGS-Louisville, 7th NGS-Harrisburg, 11th NGS-Madison Jocelynn McMurray, Eighty Four, PA

Sniders HP GG Lonestar Amazing-ETV, 6/17/2017 1st NGS-Madison, 1st Wisconsin State Show, 1st Wisconsin State Fair Amazing Syndicate, Chicago, IL

Up The Creek Hoppers Wheat-TW, 6/17/2017 4th NGS-Madison, 2nd Minnesota State Fair Donna Anderson, Lester Prairie, MN

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All-American Nominations

Spring Yearling Heifers (12)

Knapps Pies Tambilize-ETV, 3/3/2017 2nd NGS-Louisville, 6th NGS-Madison Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA

Prairie Moon Wunder, 3/17/2017 3rd NGS-Madison, 2nd IA State Fair Leslie Sivesind, Waukon, IA

Rutter Bros Top Notch Cali-ETV, 3/3/2017 1st NGS-Madison, 2nd NGS-Harrisburg Kelly J. Johnson, York, PA

Rutter Bros Top Notch Cami-ETV, 3/6/2017 1st & Res. Jr. Champion NGS-Harrisburg, 1st NGS-Louisville, 5th NGS-Madison Kelly J. Johnson, York, PA

Ry-Sar Copper Kallie-ET, 3/20/2017 4th NGS-Madison Rex Ferris, Soap Lake, WA

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Winter Yearling Heifers (10)

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All-American Nominations

Crown J HP Lucifer Jedi, 12/5/2016 1st NGS-Madison, 5th WI State Show Josey Morris & Hillpoint Partners, Cross Plains, WI Now owned by Springhill, Big Prairie, OH

GR-Trotacre Corbins Ella, 12/29/2016 1st NGS-Harrisburg, 2nd NGS-Louisville Corbin McMurray, Eighty Four, PA

Knapps ROL Take Me Home-ETV, 12/31/2016 3rd NGS-Madison, 4th NGS-Louisville, 3rd WI State Show Valley Gem, Jesse Dorn & Kami Schuler, Cumberland, WI

Knapps ROL Top The Class-ETV, 12/31/2016 1st NGS-Louisville, 4th NGS-Madison, 1st & Res. Jr. Champion WI State Show Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA

Springhill Spider Jabrill-ETV, 12/9/2016 2nd NGS-Madison Springhill, Big Prairie, OH

Warwick Manor LS Star-ET, 12/3/2016 2nd NGS-Harrisburg, 3rd NGS-Louisville Kolby Stoltzfus, East Earl, PA

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Fall Yearling Heifers (12)

Holcombs Lonestar Sunset, 9/8/2016 3rd NGS-Louisville, 1st & Jr. Champion FL State Fair, 1st & Res. Jr. Champion NC State Fair, 3rd NY Spring Show Connor Littlefield Sutton, Sun City, FL

Knapps Tambi-Pies-ETV, 10/26/2016 3rd NGS-Madison, 1st WI Spring Show Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA

Misty Meadows Fworks Silhouette-ETV, 10/2/2016 2nd NGS-Harrisburg, 4th NGS-Madison, 1st MD State Fair Beth Anne Clark, New Paris, PA

Muffets Twin Acre Lizzy, 9/8/2016 1st NGS-Louisville, 2nd NGS-Madison, 4th NGS-Harrisburg, 1st IL State Fair Elizabeth Marie Roedl, Edgewood, IL

Springhill Pies Jadira-ETV, 9/2/2016 1st NGS-Harrisburg, 2nd NGS-Louisville, 1st & Jr. Champion OH State Fair Springhill & Jim & Valerie Spreng, Big Prairie, OH

Springhill Pies Joy-ETV, 9/3/2016 1st NGS-Madison, 3rd NGS-Harrisburg Springhill, Big Prairie, OH February 2019 | Guernsey Breeders' Journal

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All-American All-American Nominations Nominations

Junior Best Three Females (5)

A

Knapps ROL Top The Class-ETV

B

Knapps Ladysman Tigger-ETV

Knapps Pies Tambilize-ETV

Knapps Copper Tropical

2nd NGS-Louisville. Bred by: Austin and Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA

Knapps Pie Time To Dance-ETV

Knapps APie Time To Show-ETV

2nd NGS-Madison. Bred by: Austin and Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA

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B

CC

Springhill Jokes Finale-ETV

Junior Best Three Females (5)

Springhill Pies Joy-ETV

Springhill Disco Jarica

1st NGS-Madison. Bred by: Springhill, Big Prairie, OH

Springhill Hot Topic-ETV

Springhill Jokes Finale-ETV

Springhill Disco Jarica

1st NGS-Louisville. Bred by: Springhill, Big Prairie, OH

Springhill Pies Hot Topic-ETV

Springhill Jokes Finale-ETV

Springhill Pies Jadira-ETV

1st NGS-Harrisburg, 1st Ohio State Fair. Bred by: Springhill, Big Prairie, OH

AGA Nominating Committee The 2019 Director nominations are now open for District 5 and an At-Large position. Elections will take place during the 2019 National Guernsey Convention in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, June 19-24. Interested candidates should contact one of the members of the nominating committee for those regions. Individual state associations and other state associations within the candidate's district may provide letters of support. According to the national by-laws, the nominating committees must meet by March 1 to make nominations for the national director candidates. Committee members for each district are: District 5 -Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North & South Dakota Chair: Daniel Kime: 563.379.1481, Kevin Anderson: 320.237.4436, Stuart Plucker: 605.321.3478 Director-At-Large Chair: Todd Moore: 214.683.8335, Emily Hartmann: 618.407.4412, Dale Chupp: 918.630.0495 February 2019 | Guernsey Breeders' Journal

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Yearling Heifers in Milk (7)

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All-American Nominations

HCF Kriminal Brownie, 9/8/2016 3rd NGS-Madison, 3rd NGS-Louisville, 1st North Carolina State Fair Mary Beth & Callie Collette, Chuckey, TN

Hickman Valleys Martin Quest, 9/26/2016 2nd NGS-Louisville Austin Hickman, Shelbyville, TN

Knapps Regis Tamaris-ETV, 9/12/2016 1st NGS-Harrisburg Analise Stover, Mercersburg, PA

Knapps Copper Tonic, 9/18/2016 1st NGS-Madison, 1st NGS-Louisville Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA

Knapps Regis Tamlou-ETV, 9/6/2016 2nd NGS-Harrisburg Lily Lane & Trotacre Farm, Enon Valley, PA

Springhill Lonestar Universe-ETV, 9/17/2016 2nd NGS-Madison Springhill, Big Prairie, OH

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Junior Two-Year-Olds (10)

Hickman Valleys Martin Brylee, 3/23/2016 2nd NGS-Louisville, 2nd Kentucky State Fair Makayla Hickman, Shelbyville, TN

Knapps A Pie Tambi-Lex-ETV, 4/29/2016 1st NGS-Madison, 1st Fight Bac Futurity, NGS-Madison, 1st Wisconsin State Show Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA

Millborne HP Alymo Finally-ETV, 3/4/2016 1st NGS-Harrisburg, 2nd NGS-Madison Finally Syndicate, Granby, CT

Sniders Doc Ainsley, 3/4/2016 3rd NGS-Harrisburg, 4th NGS-Madison, 4th FIght Bac Futurity, NGS-Madison Bella Sue Gable, New Enterprise, PA

Sniders Doc Jamie, 3/21/2016 1st NGS-Louisville Blaire Ann Gable, New Enterprise, PA

Valley Gem Luck Deidra, 7/20/2016 4th NGS-Louisville, 5th NGS-Madison Valley Gem Farm, Cumberland, WI February 2019 | Guernsey Breeders' Journal

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Senior Two-Year-Olds (9)

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All-American Nominations

Hollow View Senator Senora, 12/15/2015 1st NGS-Louisville, 2nd NGS-Harrisburg Elsie Wolff & Kevin Stoltzfus, East Earl, PA

Knapps Kringle Tappy-ET, 12/2/2015 1st NGS-Harrisburg, 11th NGS-Madison Landree Fraley, Muncy, PA

Knapps Pies Superior-ETV, 12/8/2015 4th NGS-Madison, 2nd Fight Bac Futurity, NGS-Madison Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA

Springhill Fame Urania-ETV, 12/2/2015 1st NGS-Madison, 1st Futurity, Ohio State Fair Springhill, Big Prairie, OH

Springhill Kojack Uno-ETV, 12/9/2015 2nd NGS-Madison, 1st, Int. & Grand Champion Missouri State Fair Alyssa Ince & Faith Ling, Conway, MO

Villa Crest Magic Tamryn, 1/20/2016 3rd NGS-Madison, 1st & Res. Int. Champion Ohio State Fair Verl & Gretchen Weaver, Goshen, IN

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Junior Three-Year-Olds (11)

Eber Acres N Alivia, 3/23/2015 2nd NGS-Louisville, 5th NGS-Harrisburg, 1st Ohio State Fair Grace Villa, Mechanicsburg, OH

Golden Gapp Spider Angelina, 3/19/2015 3rd NGS-Harrisburg, 2nd Pennsylvania Futurity, NGS-Harrisburg, 4th NGS-Louisville, 5th Fight Bac Futurity, NGS-Louisville Bella Sue Gable, New Enterprise, PA

Hi Guern View Diva Designer, 4/24/2015 1st & Int. Champion NGS-Madison, 2nd & Res. Int. Champion Illinois State Fair Riley Zettle, Orangeville, IL

Valley Gem Atlas Malt-ET, 3/20/2015 1st & Res. Int. Champion NGS-Louisville, 3rd NGS-Madison, 1st, Res. Int. & Res. Grand Champion Minnesota State Fair, 2nd Wisconsin State Show Valley Gem Farm, Cumberland, WI

Valley Gem Duallys Fierce, 6/28/2015 5th NGS-Madison Valley Gem Farm, Cumberland, WI

Walnut Corner Rebel Avita, 6/6/2015 1st & Res. Int. Champion NGS-Harrisburg, 4th NGS-Madison Kevin Stoltzfus & Lindsey Bros, East Earl, PA February 2019 | Guernsey Breeders' Journal

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Senior Three-Year-Olds (9)

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All-American Nominations

Anovadales Silver Envy, 10/5/2014 1st Fight Bac Futurity, NGS-Louisville Gabriel James Spurrier, Mifflinburg, PA

Four Winds GG Activate Heaven, 9/7/2014 3rd NGS-Madison, 3rd Fight Bac Futurity, NGS-Louisville, 1st, Int. & Grand Champion Minnesota State Fair, 1st & Int. Champion Wisconsin State Show Prairie Cream & Valley Gem, Trempealeau, WI

Lavon Farms Novak Rattle, 12/31/2014 2nd NGS-Louisville, 4th Fight Bac Futurity, NGS-Louisville, 5th NGS-Madison, 1st, Int. & Res. Grand Champion Ohio State Fair Aubree, Aiden & Alaina Topp, Botkins, OH

Millborne HP Kringle Tara, 9/19/2014 1st, Int. & Res. Grand Champion NGS-Harrisburg, 1st, Int. & Res. Grand Champion NGS-Louisville, 2nd NGS-Madison, 1st, Int. & Res. Grand Champion New York Spring Show M. Miller, M. Hellenbrand & Peter Vail, Granby, CT

Springhill Mentor Jamaica-ET, 12/7/2014 2nd NGS-Harrisburg, 4th NGS-Madison Kevin & Dina Stoltzfus & Mark Riley, East Earl, PA

Warwick Manor Ty Carter, 12/2/2014 1st & Res. Int. Champion NGS-Madison, 2nd Fight Bac Futurity, NGS-Louisville, 3rd NGS-Harrisburg, 1st Pennsylvania Futurity, NGS-Harrisburg Kaila, Karli & Kolby Stoltzfus, East Earl, PA

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Four-Year-Olds (6)

Hartdale Top Notch Coco, 3/18/2014 3rd NGS-Louisville, 4th NGS-Madison, 1st & Sr. Champion Illinois State Fair Lauren Robison & Braden Hartmann, Mulberry Grove, IL

Sniders Gary Anjolee, 9/12/2013 1st & Res. Sr. Champion NGS-Louisville, 2nd NGS-Madison, 1st, Sr. & Grand Champion Indiana State Fair Bradon Potter + E&K Nicley + Bella Gable, Lebanon, IN

Summitridge Royalty First Lady, 4/9/2014 1st, Sr. & Grand Champion NGS-Puyallup, 1st & Grand Champion Northwest Washington Fair Kyle & Ryan Erickson, Ferndale, WA

Luckyvale Grumpy Kaz-ET, 9/14/2013 5th NGS-Madison Rex Ferris, Soap Lake, WA

Misty Meadows Rebel Suite, 8/20/2014 1st NGS-Harrisburg, 1st NGS-Madison, 1st & Grand Champion Maryland State Fair Beth Anne Clark, New Paris, PA

Up The Creek Jester Kazaam, 3/11/2014 2nd NGS-Louisville, 3rd NGS-Madison, 1st, Res. Sr. & Res. Grand Champion Wisconsin State Show Valley Gem & Scott Weisensel, Cumberland, WI February 2019 | Guernsey Breeders' Journal

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Five-Year-Olds (7)

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All-American Nominations

H Broke Showtime Taytor, 9/5/2012 5th NGS-Madison, 1st Iowa State Fair, 1st Wisconsin Spring Show Dana & Madison Sickles, Marengo, IA

Kadence Fames Buttercup, 4/8/2013 3rd NGS-Madison, 1st, Sr. & Grand Champion Wisconsin State Show Kadence Farm, New Glarus, WI

Knapps Toolite Regis Trista-ET, 3/17/2013 1st NGS-Louisville, 4th NGS-Madison Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA

Lang Haven Laredo Nutella, 3/28/2013 2nd NGS-Louisville Jenna Langrehr, West Salem, WI

Mar Ral Maestro Milly, 2/10/2013 2nd NGS-Madison, 1st Ohio State Fair Ralph Turley & Verl Weaver & Families, Orient, OH

Willow Brook Labron Toni, 11/5/2012 1st, Sr. & Grand Champion NGS-Harrisburg, 1st, Sr. & Grand Champion NGS-Madison Jake Booher, New Castle, PA

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Aged Cows (12)

Coulee Crest Carter Georgia, 3/22/2011 1st & Res. Sr. Champion NGS-Harrisburg, 6th NGS-Madison Kevin & Dina Stoltzfus & Dr. Joseph Piskorowski, East Earl, PA

Hearts Desire Mission Passion, 6/4/2012 2nd NGS-Louisville, 3rd NGS-Harrisburg Donnette Elliott Fisher, New Enterprise, PA

Hi Guern View Dancing Diva-ET, 3/23/2012 1st, Sr. & Grand Champion NGS-Louisville, 1st, Res. Sr. & Res. Grand Champion NGS-Madison Brian & Kristi Dinderman, Orangeville, IL

Knapps HP Fame Topeka-ET, 12/1/2011 3rd NGS-Madison, 1st, Sr. & Grand Champion Ohio State Fair Springhill, Big Prairie, OH

Misty Meadows Levi Suede, 8/3/2012 2nd NGS-Harrisburg, 2nd NGS-Madison Beth Anne Clark, New Paris, PA

Sniders Super Lux Andee, 9/28/2011 4th NGS-Harrisburg, 1st, Sr. & Grand Champion New York Spring Show Andee Syndicate, New Enterprise, PA February 2019 | Guernsey Breeders' Journal

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Senior Best Three Females (6)

Knapps Toolite Regis Trista-ET

Knapps Ace Tequila-ETV

Knapps Copper Tonic

2nd NGS-Louisville. Bred by: Austin and Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA

Millborne HP Kringle Tara

Millborne HP Alymo Finally-ETV

Millborne Hillpoint Africa

1st NGS-Harrisburg. Bred by: P. Morey Miller & Hillpoint Partners, Granby, CT

Springhill Fame Urania-ETV

Springhill Kojack Uno-ETV 1st NGS-Madison. Bred by: Springhill, Big Prairie, OH

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Springhill Mentor Jamaica-ET


All-American Nominations

A

B

Valley Gem Luck Deidra

Senior Best Three Females (6)

Valley Gem Atlas Malt-ET

Valley Gem Luck Rosebud

1st NGS-Louisville. Bred by: Valley Gem Farm, Cumberland, WI

Valley Gem Luck Deidra

Valley Gem Atlas Malt-ET

Valley Gem Duallys Fierce

2nd NGS-Madison. Bred by: Valley Gem Farm, Cumberland, WI

Warwick Manor Miss America-ET

Warwick Manor Ty Carter

Warwick Manor Brady Kody

2nd NGS-Harrisburg, Bred by: Kevin & Dina Stoltzfus & family, East Earl, PA

reminder Living Lifetime Applications Due March 31!

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Dam & Daughter (7)

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Misty Meadows Levi Suede-ET

Hi Guern View Dancing Diva-ET

Sniders Gary Anjolee

Misty Meadows Rebel Suite

Hi Guern View Diva Designer

Sniders Doc Ainsley

2nd NGS-Madison 4th NGS-Harrisburg Beth Anne Clark, New Paris, PA

1st NGS-Madison Brian & Kristi Dinderman, Orangeville, IL

3rd NGS-Madison Bella Sue Gable, New Enterprise, PA

Knapps Hillpoint MB Fame Tia-ET

Rozelyn Aaron Villa

Up The Creek Jester Kazaam

Millborne HP Kringle Tara

Rozelyn Gotcha Villamae

Guernsey Gem Bo Kapow-ETV

1st NGS-Harrisburg 1st New York Spring Show M. Miller, M. Hellenbrand & P. Vail, Granby, CT

1st NGS-Puyallup Rozelyn Farm, Lynden, WA

1st NGS-Louisville 6th NGS-Madison Valley Gem & Scott Weisensel, Cumberland, WI

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Produce of Dam (6)

Produce of Campbells Rodneys Unify

Produce of Dix Lee Tiller Joke

Produce of Hartdale Alstar Cutie

Springhill Fame Urania-ETV Springhill, Big Prairie, OH

Springhill Jokes Finale-ETV Springhill, Big Prairie, OH

Hartdale Top Notch Coco Hartdale Guernseys, Mulberry Grove, IL

Springhill Kojack Uno-ETV Faith Ling & Alyssa Ince, Conway, MO 1st NGS-Madison

Springhill Mentor Jamaica-ET Kevin & Dina Stoltzfus & Mark Riley, East Earl, PA 3rd NGS-Harrisburg, 4th NGS-Madison

Hartdale Mentor Coconut Hartdale Guernseys, Mulberry Grove, IL 2nd NGS-Madison, 1st Illinois State Fair

Produce of Knapps Ace Tamera

Produce of Misty Meadows Levi Suede-ET

Produce of Rutter Bros Showtime Candy-TW

Knapps Toolite Regis Trista-ET Landen Knapp Epworth, IA

Misty Meadows Rebel Suite Beth Anne Clark, New Paris, PA

Rutter Bros Top Notch Cami-ETV Kelly J Johnson, York, PA

Knapps Regis Tamrick-ET Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA 1st NGS-Louisville

Misty Meadows Garrett Suuchi-ETV Beth Anne Clark, New Paris, PA 2nd NGS-Harrisburg, 1st Maryland State Fair

Rutter Bros Top Notch Cali-ETV Kelly J Johnson, York PA 1st NGS-Harrisburg February 2019 | Guernsey Breeders' Journal

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Exhibitor’s Herd (7)

Knapps Toolite Regis Trista-ET

Knapps Toolite Regis Trista-ET

Misty Meadows Levi Suede-ET

Knapps A Pie Tambi-Lex-ETV

Knapps Ace Tequila-ETV

Misty Meadows Rebel Suite

Knapps Copper Tonic

Knapps Copper Tonic

Misty Meadows A Pie Jasmine

Knapps Pie Time To Dance-ETV

Knapps ROL Top The Class-ETV

Misty Meadows Fworks Silhouette-ETV

Knapps Ladysman Tigger-ETV 2nd NGS-Madison Austen & Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA 34

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Knapps Copper Tropical 1st NGS-Louisville Austin & Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA

Misty Meadows Suitor Jezabelle 2nd NGS-Harrisburg Beth Anne Clark, New Paris, PA


All-American Nominations

Exhibitor’s Herd (7)

Knapps HP Fame Topeka-ET

Up The Creek Jester Kazaam

Coulee Crest Carter Georgia

Springhill Mentor Tequila-ET

Valley Gem Atlas Malt-ET

Warwick Manor Ty Carter

Springhill Fame Urania-ETV

Valley Gem Luck Deidra

Walnut Corner Rebel Avita

Springhill Pies Joy-ETV

Knapps ROL Take Me Home-ETV

Warwick Manor LS Star-ET

Springhill Jokes Finale-ETV 1st NGS-Madison Springhill, Big Prairie, OH

Guernsey Gem Bo Kapow-ETV 2nd NGS-Louisville Valley Gem Farm, Cumberland, WI

Warwick Manor Lone Star Georgie 1st NGS-Harrisburg Warwick Manor Farm, East Earl, PA

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Sponsored by

Spring Heifer Calves (9)

Coulee Crest Lonestar Nika, 4/4/2018 3rd NJS-Madison Mikayla Lepke, Viroqua, WI

Dix-Lee Method Deluxe, 3/3/2018 4th NJS-Madison, 1st & Jr. Champion Ozark Empire Fair Jr. Show Whitney Lee Yerina, Phillipsburg, MO

H Broke Boman Rosi-TW, 3/15/2018 1st NJS-Madison Dana & Madison Sickles, Marengo, IA

H Broke Boman Rubi-TW, 3/15/2018 3rd NJS-Louisville Dana & Madison Sickles, Marengo, IA

H Broke Levi Tot, 3/10/2018 2nd NJS-Madison, 2nd NJS-Louisville, 1st Iowa State Fair Jr. Show Dana & Madison Sickles, Marengo, IA

Warwick Manor Lone Star Georgie, 3/10/2018 1st & Jr. Champion NJS-Louisville, 1st NJS-Harrisburg Kaila, Karli & Kolby Stoltzfus, East Earl, PA February 2019 | Guernsey Breeders' Journal

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Winter Heifer Calves (6)

Guernsey Gem Bo Kapow-ETV, 12/21/2017 3rd NJS-Louisville Lauryn Weisensel (lessee), Deerfield, WI

Indian Acres Lonestars Lacey, 12/2/2017 1st & Res. Jr. Champion NJS-Harrisburg Corinne Lee (lessee), Duxbury, MA

Knapps Copper Thats Right, 12/20/2017 2nd NJS-Louisville, 3rd NJS-Madison, 1st Midwest Spring Jr. Show, 2nd WI State Fair Jr. Show, 3rd WI State Jr. Show Breanna L Fritsch, Kaukauna, WI

Knapps Mission Twilight-ETV, 1/15/2018, 2nd NJS-Harrisburg, 2nd NJS-Madison, 4th NJS-Louisville Aiden McMurray, Eighty Four, PA

Misty Meadows HP MB Suspicious-ETV, 12/1/2017 1st NJS-Madison, 1st & Jr. Champion WI State Jr. Show, 1st WI State Fair Jr. Show Ashlyn Sarbacker (lessee), Edgerton, WI

Trotacre Ernie Selena, 12/26/2017 1st NJS-Louisville, 3rd NJS-Harrisburg Grant Itle, Enon Valley, PA

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Fall Heifer Calves (8)

Hi FIeld Lightning Taffy, 9/4/2017 2nd NJS-Madison, 2nd NJS-Louisville, 6th NJS-Harrisburg, 1st & Jr. Champion Maryland Field Day Jr. Show Kylan Keehan (lessee), Bel Air, MD

Hi Guern View Designer Decor-ET, 9/7/2017 6th NJS-Louisville, 2nd Illinois State Fair Jr. Show Alaina Dinderman, Orangeville, IL

Knapps Copper Tempo, 9/10/2017 2nd NJS-Harrisburg, 3rd NJS-Madison, 2nd & Res. Jr. Champion New York Spring Jr. Show Robert D Nagel, Clymer, NY

Knapps Copper Thunderstruck-ETV, 9/3/2017 4th NJS-Harrisburg, 5th NJS-Madison Andrew Blauser, Oil City, PA

Knapps Pies Making Magic-ETV, 9/25/2017 1st & Jr. Champion NJS-Harrisburg, 1st NJS-Madison, 1st NJS-Louisville, 1st & Jr. Champion New York Spring Jr. Show Landree Fraley, Muncy, PA

Trotacre Ernie Madalyn, 9/21/2017 3rd NJS-Harrisburg, 3rd NJS-Louisville Jamie S Trotter, Enon Valley, PA February 2019 | Guernsey Breeders' Journal

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Summer Yearling Heifers (5)

Charnell Crunch Holla, 6/1/2017 1st NJS-Louisville, 5th NJS-Madison Bryce Birk, North Liberty, IN

Hartdale Primetime Cami, 7/26/2017 2nd & Res. Jr. Champion NJS-Madison, 4th NJS-Louisville Lauren Robison & Braden & Connor Hartmann, Mulberry Grove, IL

Mar Shirl Ernie Ginger, 7/7/2017 2nd NJS-Harrisburg, 2nd NJS-Louisville, 6th NJS-Madison Jocelynn McMurray, Eighty Four, PA

Ripley Farms TG Ariah, 6/6/2017 1st NJS-Harrisburg, 1st NY State Fair Jr. Show Ben Axtell, Deposit, NY

Sniders HP GG Lonestar Amazing-ETV, 6/17/2017 1st & Jr. Champion NJS-Madison, 1st & Res. Jr. Champion WI State Jr. Show Logan Harbaugh (lessee), Marion, WI

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Spring Yearling Heifers (6)

Coulee Crest Top Gun Dulcie-ET, 4/17/2017 2nd NJS-Madison, 2nd WI State Jr. Show Mikayla Lepke, Viroqua, WI

Green Slopes A1 Jem, 3/3/2017 2nd NJS-Harrisburg, 5th NJS-Madison, 1st OH Spring Dairy Expo Jr. Show Madison Davis, Dawson, PA

Joy Hill P Kantessa, 3/2/2017 2nd NJS-Louisville, 1st & Res. Jr. Champion IN State Fair Jr. Show Cassie L Crandall, New Castle, IN

Knapps Pies Tambilize-ETV, 3/3/2017 1st NJS-Louisville Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA

Prairie Moon C Betsy, 3/1/2017 1st NJS-Madison, 1st & Res. Jr. Champion IA State Fair Jr. Show Grace E Howe, Waukon, IA

Warwick Manor Kip Collins, 3/2/2017 1st NJS-Harrisburg Kaila Stoltzfus, East Earl, PA February 2019 | Guernsey Breeders' Journal

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Winter Yearling Heifers (7)

GR-Trotacre Corbins Ella, 12/29/2016 2nd NJS-Harrisburg, 3rd NJS-Louisville Corbin McMurray, Eighty Four, PA

Guernsey Grove HP WB Fame Alexa, 12/29/2016 2nd NJS-Madison, 5th Wisconsin State Jr. Show Ashlee Garbers, Spencer Clark & Mikayla Lepke, LaCrosse, WI

Knapps ROL Top The Class-ETV, 12/31/2016 1st & Res. Jr. Champion NJS-Louisville Landen Knapp, Epworth, IA

Lang Haven Bruce NataEve-ET, 1/1/2017 1st NJS-Madison, 1st Wisconsin State Jr. Show, 1st Wisconsin State Fair Jr. Show Jenna Langrehr, West Salem, WI

Marodore Lonestar Feliz, 12/29/2016 2nd NJS-Louisville, 1st & Res. Jr. Champion Ohio State Fair Jr. Show Case Alt (lessee), Baltimore, OH

Warwick Manor LS Star-ET, 12/3/2016 1st NJS-Harrisburg, 6th NJS-Louisville Kolby Stoltzfus, East Earl, PA

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Fall Yearling Heifers (7)

Balmoral Latimer Santana, 9/4/2016 2nd NJS-Louisville, 1st Ohio State Fair Jr. Show Alex & Mary Richardson, Wapakoneta, OH

Holcombs Lonestar Sunset, 9/8/2016 3rd NJS-Louisville, 1st & Jr. Champion Florida State Fair Jr. Show, 2nd New York Spring Jr. Show Connor Littlefield Sutton, Sun City, FL

Lang Haven Pilot Tahiti-TW, 9/2/2016 1st NJS-Madison, 1st Wisconsin State Fair Jr. Show, 2nd Wisconsin State Jr. Show Jenna Langrehr, West Salem, WI

Lang Haven Pilot Toronto-TW, 9/2/2016 1st NJS-Louisville, 2nd NJS-Madison, 1st Wisconsin State Jr. Show Jenna Langrehr, West Salem, WI

Moziers Spider Demelza-ET, 10/26/2016 1st NJS-Harrisburg Kathleen Gallagher (lessee), Waterville, NY

Nicley Ripley Aaron Panda-ETV, 9/16/2016 2nd NJS-Harrisburg, 1st & Res. Jr. Champion New York State Fair Jr. Show Daniel E Ripley, Moravia, NY February 2019 | Guernsey Breeders' Journal

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Yearlings in Milk (5)

Hi Field Affirmed Tulip, 10/16/2016 2nd NJS-Harrisburg Kassandra Miller, New Florence, PA

HCF Kriminal Brownie, 9/8/2016 1st NJS-Madison, 2nd NJS-Louisville Mary Beth & Callie Collette, Chuckey, TN

Hickman Valleys Martin Quest, 9/26/2016 1st NJS-Louisville Austin Hickman, Shelbyville, TN

Knapps Regis Tamaris-ETV, 9/12/2016 1st NJS-Harrisburg Analise Stover, Mercersburg, PA

Springhill Cordell Twister, 9/2/2016 3rd NJS-Louisville Alex & Mary Richardson & Matthew Roediger, Wapakoneta, OH

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Junior Two-Year-Olds (5)

H Broke Levi Tayte, 3/10/2016 2nd NJS-Louisville, 3rd NJS-Madison, 1st & Grand Champion IA State Fair Jr. Show Dana & Madison Sickles, Marengo, IA (Now owned by Springhill, Big Prairie, OH)

Hickman Valleys Martin Brylee, 3/23/2016 1st NJS-Louisville Makayla E Hickman, Shelbyville, TN

Knapps Primetime Audrey, 3/12/2016 1st NJS-Madison, 3rd NJS-Louisville, 1st & Grand Champion KY State Fair Jr. Show Taylor Graves & Brandon Potter, Lebanon, IN

Sniders Doc Ainsley, 3/4/2016 2nd NJS-Harrisburg Bella Sue Gable, New Enterprise, PA

Wesgray Grover Reba, 6/2/2016 2nd NJS-Madison Ashlee Garbers & Spencer Clark, LaCrosse, WI

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Senior Two-Year-Olds (4)

Knapps A Pie Sassy-ETV, 9/29/2015 1st NJS-Louisville Landen Knapp & Brandon Potter, Epworth, IA

Knapps Kringle Tappy-ET, 12/2/2015 1st & Res. Int. Champion NJS-Harrisburg, 2nd NJS-Madison Landree Fraley, Muncy, PA

Oakland Latimers Prestidge, 2/8/2016 2nd NJS-Harrisburg Bella Sue Gable, New Enterprise, PA

Springhill Kojack Uno-ETV, 12/9/2015 1st NJS-Madison Alyssa Ince & Faith Ling, Conway, MO

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Burgess Farm Levi Faith, 6/11/2015 3rd NJS-Louisville Austin & Rebecca Holcomb, Lithia, FL

Eber Acres N Alivia, 3/23/2015 1st NJS-Louisville, 2nd NJS-Harrisburg, 3rd Three-Year-Old (combined), OH State Fair Jr. Show Rachel Lokai (lessee), Urbana, OH

Hartdale Mentor Coconut, 3/1/2015 2nd NJS-Madison, 2nd NJS-Louisville, 1st Three-Year-Old (combined) & Res. Grand Champion, IL State Fair Jr. Show Lauren Robison & Braden Hartmann, Mulberry Grove, IL

Hi Guern View Diva Designer, 4/24/2015 1st, Int. & Grand Champion NJS-Madison Riley Zettle, Orangeville, IL

Toolite Crunch Hailey, 3/14/2015 1st NJS-Harrisburg, 1st & Res. Grand Champion NY State Fair Jr. Show Kirsten Claire Widrick, Watertown, NY

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Senior Three-Year-Olds (4)

Lavon Farms Novak Rattle, 12/31/2014 2nd NJS-Madison, 2nd Three-Year-Old (combined) & Res. Grand Champion OH State Fair Jr. Show Aubree, Aiden & Alaina Topp, Botkins, OH

Tru Lan Goliath Ali-ET, 12/22/2014 3rd NJS-Madison Lacey Nelson, Ellendale, MN

Walnut Lane Grand Jury Gemma, 12/15/2014 2nd NJS-Harrisburg Jocelynn McMurray, Eighty Four, PA

Warwick Manor Ty Carter, 12/2/2014 1st, Res. Int. & Res. Grand Champion NJS-Madison, 1st & Res. Grand Champion NJS-Louisville, 1st & Int. Champion NJS-Harrisburg Kaila, Karli & Kolby Stoltzfus, East Earl, PA

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Hartdale Top Notch Coco, 3/18/2014 1st & Res. Sr. Champion NJS-Madison, 2nd NJS-Louisville, 1st & Grand Champion IL State Fair Jr. Show Lauren Robison & Braden Hartmann, Mulberry Grove, IL

Four-Year-Olds (3)

Sniders Gary Anjolee, 9/12/2013 1st & Grand Champion NJS-Louisville, 1st & Grand Champion IN State Fair Jr. Show Brandon Potter, E&K Nicley & Bella Gable, Lebanon, IN

Summitridge Royalty First Lady, 4/9/2014 1st & Grand Champion NJS-Puyallup Kyle & Ryan Erickson, Ferndale, WA

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Five-Year-Olds (4)

H Broke Showtime Taytor, 9/5/2012 1st & Sr. Champion NJS-Madison, 1st & Grand Champion Midwest Spring Jr. Show, 1st & Res. Grand Champion IA State Fair Jr. Show Dana & Madison Sickles, Marengo, IA

Lang Haven Laredo Nutella, 3/28/2013 3rd NJS-Louisville Jenna Langrehr, West Salem, WI

Warwick Manor Brady Kody, 4/18/2013 1st NJS-Louisville Kaila Stoltzfus, East Earl, PA

Willow Brook Labron Toni, 11/5/2012 1st, Sr. & Grand Champion NJS-Harrisburg Jake Booher, New Castle, PA

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Golden J Prada Zazoo, 7/21/2012 2nd NJS-Madison, 1st & Res. Sr. Champion WI State Jr. Show Chelsey Jensen, Amery, WI

GR-Craig Moor Camero Starlet, 8/19/2012 1st, Res. Sr. & Res. Grand Champion NJS-Harisburg, 1st & Grand Champion NY State Fair Jr. Show, 1st & Sr. Champion NY Spring Jr. Show Chascidy LaQuay, Philadelphia, NY

Kilchona Yogi Roz, 9/14/2011 1st & Res. Grand Champion NJS-Puyallup Kyle & Ryan Erickson, Ferndale, WA

Wrightstock Blue Spruce Ellen, 8/11/2011 1st NJS-Madison Skyler, Braylon & Sutton Plucker, Chancellor, SD

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By Lowell Midla, V.M.D., Technical Services Manager, Merck Animal Health Sponsored by:

WRITE EFFECTIVE SOPS FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE IN 2019

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hange is constant on dairy operations. Cows are added, cows are sold, diets change, new products are used and the list goes on. No two days are the same, which is especially challenging when working with cows, creatures that thrive on consistency.

able in English and Spanish, the SOP templates are posted with their respective training module at DairyCare365. com. Topics covered include: calf handling and stockmanship; dairy animal handling; humane euthanasia; newborn care and handling; and handling non-ambulatory cows.

Variation in daily tasks can have negative consequences on herd performance. On most dairies, several people share responsibility for a single task. Standard operating procedures (SOPs) can help reduce the variation that occurs when different individuals perform the same task in different ways.

The templates begin with guiding principles for each topic and are followed with sections to help you develop best practices based on your own unique setups, experiences and goals. SOPs should remain dynamic and be revisited annually. Doing so helps ensure herd health needs are achieved, makes new employee training easier, reduces variation in how tasks are performed and makes employees more confident.

Written SOPs are just like a recipe, providing employees with a detailed description of how to handle a specific task within their job. SOPs help train new employees and provide a backup when employees are called in to do another’s tasks. Importantly, SOPs also help dairies meet the requirements of the National Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible ManagementTM) Program. The purpose of the program – to create a culture of continuous improvement – serves the industry well. Ninety-eight percent of the U.S. milk supply participates in this program that has been recognized for its industry-leading welfare standards. Employees that understand the operation’s SOPs will be more engaged and motivated to meet the quality, production and profitability goals of the dairy operation. SOPs can also be used to provide performance feedback, which helps employees understand expectations.

TEMPLATES SIMPLIFY WRITING

As a veterinarian, I have helped many dairies write SOPs. I find the most difficult part is starting the process. Merck Animal Health recently developed five SOP templates with this obstacle in mind. The Merck Animal Health Dairy Care 365® SOPs serve as the starting point to defining on-farm procedures. Avail52

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INVOLVE OTHERS

Veterinarians are an important resource to help draft and update SOPs. Your veterinarian has a pulse on how your farm operates, recognizes your strengths and weaknesses and can help develop best practices based on experiences and goals. As you review SOPs, bring your employees into the process. Ask if all the tasks are included and if they understand how to complete the various tasks. You may be surprised when employees bring up something like: “We never do it that way. We can’t because the gate in that pen has been broken for a while now. This is how we actually do it…” Receiving that feedback will help you to write SOPs that can actually be followed (or remind you that a gate needs to be fixed so that the original SOP can be followed). Engaging employees and reviewing SOPs with them reduces variation in how a task is performed and gives employees a sense of being invested with the farm. Finally, reviewing SOPs with employees also reduces variation in how a task is performed. Use positive language when writing SOPs. It’s human nature to react negatively to the words “can’t” and “don’t.” By avoiding negative words to explain tasks, you provide employees with positive reinforcement from the start.


Keep in mind that everyone learns differently. While some people are visual learners, others need each step written out. The Dairy Care 365 SOPs correlating training modules (videos) can help reinforce the importance of the protocols. While it’s important to have written documents, farms can use videos to reinforce the importance of the protocols.

EVALUATE RESULTS

Ultimately, success of a SOP is measured by response of the cattle. Effective milking procedures can be

evaluated by milk volume, quality and udder health. Calving procedures and care of newborns directly impact calf health. If a problem should develop in a certain area of your herd, examine the SOP. Is there protocol drift or perhaps an error in the SOP?

GET STARTED TODAY To watch the Dairy Care 365 series, visit Training.DairyCare365.com. You can also contact a Merck Animal Health representative or email DairyCare365@merck.com for more information.

The SOP development process is an excellent way for herd owners, managers, employees and technical advisers to cooperate for everyone’s benefit. SOPs are a powerful tool, allowing you to establish a baseline for continuous improvement.

16th World Guernsey Conference Schedule May 21 thru June 8, 2019 | www.worldguernseyconference.com PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR ITINERARY *Breakfast is included at the hotel each morning of the pre-conference tour.

Tuesday, May 21st Arrive Houston, TX - George Bush International Airport Check-in at Sheraton, Houston North - (Airport Shuttle is available) – 2 nights Evening welcome dinner.

National Museum and Aquarium (lunch included) Travel to Branson, MO Dinner show at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Tuesday, May 28th Visit and lunch at Dix Lee Farm Travel to Keokuk, IA

Wednesday, May 22nd Tour Johnson Space Center (lunch included) Evening Free

Wednesday, May 29th Travel to Epworth, IA Visit and lunch at Knapps Guernseys Visit Walther’s Rolling Prairie Farm Travel to Prairie du Chien, WI

Thursday, May 23rd Visit ST Genetics (lunch included) Travel to Fort Worth, TX Evening dinner, dance lessons and entertainment- Billy Bob’s Honky Tonk

Thursday, May 30th Visit Lang Haven, Coulee Crest, and Adam’s Creek Farms (lunch Included) Dinner and Entertainment at Elmaro Vineyard, Trempealeau, WI

Friday, May 24th Tour AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX (Home of Dallas Cowboys Football Team) Visit historic Ft. Worth Stockyards Evening rodeo at The Stockyards

Friday, May 31st Visit Jens Gold Farms, Golden J Guernseys, Valley Gem Farms and Idle Gold Guernseys (lunch included)

Saturday, May 25th Visit and lunch at Lavon Farms Travel to Oklahoma City, OK Sunday, March 26th Morning is free time. Tour National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (lunch included) Travel to Tulsa, OK Monday, May 27th. Memorial Day Travel to Springfield, MO Visit Bass Pro Shop and Wonders of Wildlife

Saturday, June 1st. Visit and lunch at Gurn Z Meadow Visit and dinner at Hoard’s Dairyman Farm Sunday, June 2nd. Travel to Villa Crest Farm, Goshen IN Monday, June 3rd. Travel to ST Genetics, South Charleston, OH Farm visit and dinner at Land of Living Farm Tuesday, June 4th. Visit Pine Grove Farm and Amish Country Sites

Wednesday, June 5th. This morning enjoy exploring the many shops and sites in the area. Visit Springhill Farm, including dinner and entertainment. Thursday, June 6th. Travel to Pennsylvania Visit and lunch Trotacre Farm Visit Rivendale Farm Friday, June 7th. Visit the Meadows Racetrack and Stables Visit The Barnyard Petting Zoo and Wild World of Animals Private Zoo Visit and lunch at Twin Brook Farm Dinner and entertainment at the home of John and Patty McMurray Saturday, June 8th. Visit Maple Bottom Farm (lunch included) Visit Snider Homestead Farm Visit and dinner at Misty Meadows Farm 16TH WORLD GUERNSEY CONFERENCE June 9 - 12, 2019 *There will be a dairy bar/hospitality room at the conference hotel.

Tuesday, June 11th. Morning session – country reports Afternoon session – Milk and milk marketing, including A2A2 and panel discussion. Dinner and show (Camelot) at Dutch Apple Theater Wednesday, June 12th. Morning session - AJCA presentation, estate planning Afternoon session – Guernsey Youth Programs Farewell dinner and benefit auction POST - CONFERENCE TOUR ITINERARY Thursday, June 13th. Travel to Ripley Farms for visit and lunch Friday, June 14th. Tour and lunch at US Military Academy at West Point Hudson River cruise from Newburgh Yacht Club Saturday, June 15th. Visit and lunch at Coon Brothers Farm Visit Dels Dairy Farm Post conference tour concludes

Sunday, June 9th. Check-in /Registration Welcome Dinner Monday, June 10th. Morning session – genomics, reproduction Afternoon – travel to Warwick Manor Farm for herd visit, classification and showmanship workshops, and lunch. Visit Yoder’s Country Market for tour of processing facilities folContact John & Patty McMurray lowed by dinner and entertainment. for more details: 724.239.2759 February 2019 | Guernsey Breeders' Journal

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AGYA DIRECTOR'S REPORT Happy New Year Guernsey Friends! What a whirlwind 2018 was!! Like many of you I was able to spend my last few days of the year with family. But now it’s time to start looking forward to the new year and the new tasks ahead. We commonly see people making new year resolutions to better themselves and their lifestyles. The new year is also a great time to set resolutions for your farm and herd. Each and every farm has different goals in mind and different ways of achieving those goals. Improve feed efficiency, increase herd size, or having all first lactation heifers score 83 points or higher are all great goals to have going into the new year. Once you decide which goal you have for your herd you can help ensure it is accomplished by staying consistent, being willing to revisit and revise, and keeping track of your progress. Even celebrating every milestone reached on your way to your goal can help you

along the way and put it into better perspective. Every goal you aim for can be accomplished through determination and hard work. Remember that also asking for help along the way can make a positive impact. My personal goal for 2019 is to enjoy every day. I found myself in the same routine every day and it didn’t occur to me how many of the little things throughout the day that I was missing. So here’s to a year filled with prosperity, happiness and of course Guernseys!!! - Ellie Wantland

Queen's Corner

Greetings Guernsey Enthusiasts, Many of us recognize that there is a time for everything, and a season for everything under the heavens. We, ourselves, do not have control over this. Although, some of us may like to hold this type of power. Recently, my family suffered the loss of my grandfather, Joe. Joe was a generous man who had spent his life teaching my father to care for God’s land, as well as our beloved animals. Although the timing of Joe’s passing may not have been exactly when, nor how our family would have chose, it was perfect according to God’s plan. The people in our past influence us every day, just as the decisions we make tomorrow will impact our future generations. I have learned this from my grandfather. He spent his younger years teaching my father the values of hardwork and dedication, as well as helping him develop his abilities to become a successful agriculturalist. They began milking their herd of cattle together and operated in a tie stall facility. This allowed my father to fall in love with his purpose in the dairy community: providing nutritious, wholesome products to families around the world. Without my grandfather inspiring my father to pursue the life he has today, I would not have been blessed with the amazing opportunities I have encountered. I would not have gained friends through my participation in 4H and FFA, I would not know the bond formed between a person and their show animals, 54

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and being a dairy princess would be an idea that would seem out-ofthis-world. Above all, I would not have gained a voice in agriculture. The legacy he left for us is surely far greater than anyone could have ever imagined. The times in the dairy industry are not how each of us would have allowed if we had the power to choose; however, there is hope. Much like my grandfather, we all have the ability to be generous and kind towards one another. We can care for our animals and the land using sustainable practices, make a positive difference in our communities by shining a light upon the joy our products bring to families around the world, and leave a legacy for future generations to build off of. Times are tough, but we are tougher. Someday soon your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will be thanking you for your efforts that will lead them to fulfilling their life’s purpose. I know I am towards my grandfather, and will for many years to come. Keeping the faith, Rachel Grober, 2018 National Guernsey Queen


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Princess Pen Pal Program To my Guernsey family, I hope you all are having a great start to the new year! My name is Jamie Trotter and I am your 20182019 National Guernsey Princess. I want to take a moment to reflect on the past year, my last year as a junior member. Within that year, I was crowned Pennsylvania Guernsey Queen and was able to represent our state at the 2018 National Convention held in Iowa. Throughout that week I was able to reconnect with my long-distant friends while making new friendships as well. I spent time with my family and enjoyed all of the activities that our wonderful hosts had planned. I want to thank you all for giving me the opportunity to represent you at the national shows and sales that were held in the fall. I am currently finishing up my last semester at The Pennsylvania State University where I will be student teaching at a nearby elementary school. I am looking forward to all of the upcoming events this year such as the World Guernsey Conference and the National Convention in Wisconsin, just to name a few. We are all so fortunate to have been introduced and

to be involved in this great organization. I encourage you to take the first step and invite others to such events that will open their eyes and in return fall in love with the Guernsey breed just like all of us. Like I said previously, I enjoy catching up with you all at the conventions and shows that we attend. However, as the year goes on, often it can be very easy to simply fall out of touch. I have decided to organize a randomized Pen Pal Program for members of any age where each month you will write and respond to another Guernsey enthusiast via mail. If this is something that you would be interested in, and I hope it is, please contact me at jst5234@psu.edu so I can begin the pairing process and give you more detailed information. This initiative is a fun and simple way to stay connected with other members and have positive conversations about the Guernsey Breed and our wonderful association. Best wishes for a great year, Jamie Trotter

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| In Memoriam John Wilton McKitrick, passed away peacefully at his home on Long Boat Key, Florida, Sunday, January 13, 2019. He was 85 years old. John was born in Dublin, Ohio, October 19, 1933. John and his three siblings grew up on a farm in Plain City, Ohio. He loved farming and raising cattle beside his father John (Doc) Leslie McKitrick, DVM, and his mother Pauline Stinson McKitrick. After serving our country in the Army, John graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. John followed his love for cattle and was an internationally known cattle judge. John is the only person to have judged all six National Breed shows in the United States. His international judging took him to all parts of the world. His career continued by becoming one of the original owners in the artificial insemination business, Genetics, Inc. He was the first director of marketing and development for Select Sires, Inc. John was President of McKitrick Real Estate Company, a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Shriners, Dublin Kiwanis, Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Agonis, The President Club at The Ohio

State University and many philanthropic organizations. John is survived by his loving wife, Arlene of 33 years. He is survived by his sisters, Geneva (Owen) Rhodes, Pauline McKitrick; his brother, Jack McKitrick; his daughters, Mary M. (Rodney) Reames of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mindy M. Roberts of Cornelius, North Carolina; grandchildren, Abby (Kyle) Seymour, Casey Reames, Walter Reams, Holly (Benjamin) Hill, Brady (Clay) Johnson, Hunter Roberts; and two great granddaughters, Milly Johnson and Harper Hill. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you show an act of kindness to someone in his honor. At John's request, there will not be a memorial service. John wanted to be remembered by the last time he shook your hand with his big smile and asked if you were having a good day! Follis B. Fisher, 71 of Scottsville, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, January 19. He was born July 21, 1947 in Glasgow, Kentucky, to the late Floyd Fisher and Agnes Marr Fisher. He married the late

Georgiana Buchanon Fisher on May 10, 1970. He served in the United States Army. He was retired from J & J Sales where he worked as a sales manager and was a long-time farmer. He is survived by one son Daniel Fisher and wife Susanna of Scottsville; two daughters, Vera Gosse and husband Ryan of Tuscan, AZ, Anna Drummond of Scottsville; six grandchildren; Haley, Kaleb and Elijah Fisher, Henry Maxwell Drummond all of Scottsville, Clare and Alex Gosse of Tuscan, AZ; one brother in-law Rex Hix of Scottsville; two nieces Jessica Vogel of Shelbyville, KY and Annette Harston of Scottsville, KY. In addition to his wife and parents he is preceded in death by one sister Patricia Fisher Hix. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Memorials are suggested to the Veterans Support and Assistance Office of South Central Kentucky, and can be made at the funeral home.

| Current Events AMERICAN EMBRYO TRANSFER ASSOCIATION Submitted by Dr. Matt Iager The AETA held its 2018 annual convention in beautiful Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with veterinarians and embryo transfer practitioners from around the globe. The AETA and CETA (Canadian Embryo Transfer Association) host a joint conference, which has been a huge success for many years and attracts the elite and certified members at the vanguard of this industry. Education is our first priority. The AETA continues to improve the quality of all embryo transfer practices by providing direct links among science, the laboratory, and the field. We support diverse learning opportunities so members can experience best practices and high levels of industry 56

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standards. Our certification process develops and maintains a gold standard of excellence. The following individuals were elected for the 2019 Executive Committee and Board of Directors: Dr. Matt Iager (Boonsboro, MD), president; Dr. Matt Dorshorst (Marshfield, WI), vice president; and Dr. Bill Croushore (Berlin, PA), secretary-treasurer. Other board members include Dr. Kory Bigalk (Rochester, MN), Dr. Clay Breiner (Westmoreland, KS), Dr. Pat Comyn (Madison, VA), Dr. Dave Dixon (Rensselaer, IN) and Dr. Jeremy VanBoening (Alma, NE). We thank our outgoing president, Dr. John Prososki (Wausau, WI), and board members, Dr. Kirk Gray (Westmoreland, KS) and Dr. Mark James (Wolcottville, IN), for their outstanding leadership in 2018.

The AETA presented Dr. Richard Whitaker (Turner, ME) with the Lifetime Achievement Award. “Whit” has dedicated his lifetime and career to the embryo transfer industry and has greatly contributed to the success of AETA, distinguishing himself among his peers. The AETA also presented 10 student scholarship awards to future practitioners, who attend colleges and universities around the USA and Canada. We congratulate all of the outstanding applicants on their achievements. The 2019 AETA-CETA annual convention will be held in October in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Please contact us for more information. From the members and leaders of AETA, we wish all of you the best of success in 2019. CONTINUED ON PAGE 61


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130% List - 4th Quarter 2018 The following list includes all cows in TPE herds that have completed a record for milk, fat or protein in the fourth quarter of 2018 that are at least 130% higher than the TPE average for 2017. The minimum levels for inclusion on this list are 21,307M 978F 710P. RFs are excluded from this list. If you believe a cow from your herd has been omitted from this list, please contact the AGA office as this often uncovers problems wthat prevent AGA from receiving records from DHI.

CALIFORNIA Linda Madsen, Temecula, CA MILKY WAY NATURAL MARIA 2-03 305 2x 20,280 5.0% 1,009 3.4% 691 ILLINOIS Brian & Kristi Dinderman, Orangeville, IL HI GUERN VIEW GOLDEN ASIA 3-10 298 2x 23,300 3.7% 851 2.9% 672 INDIANA Verl & Gretchen Weaver, Goshen, IN VILLA CREST YOGI ASA 2-06 305 2x 17,820 6.3% 1,114 3.5% 627 LAND OF LIVING L IMPORTANT 3-00 305 2x 20,760 5.4% 1,115 3.5% 721 MAR RAL JACKPOT KEEPSAKE 3-09 305 2x 22,730 5.2% 1,185 3.4% 777 MAR RAL JACKPOT PARTY 4-08 305 2x 23,800 5.5% 1,298 3.1% 734 Forrest Keefer, Wawaka, IN RIVERWOOD GARY JUNE 3-06 305 2x 17,800 5.8% 1,039 3.5% 617 RIVERWOOD HAWK KOLA 3-04 305 2x 18,690 6.1% 1,137 3.6% 675 RIVERWOOD NAVAJO COY 3-09 305 2x 19,280 5.1% 990 3.4% 653 GRRIVERWOOD GARY DOT 5-09 305 2x 20,050 5.2% 1,040 3.2% 651 Hubert Rankin, Atlanta, IL DERINDA ROYALTY GSO SASHA 5-04 305 2x 22,340 3.7% 824 3.0% 680 RANKIN FARMS JAGUAR COUGAR 2-09 305 2x 22,490 4.1% 933 3.0% 664 RANKIN FARMS HAZY LIZA 3-06 305 2x 23,440 4.1% 958 3.3% 763 IOWA Oak Knob Guernseys, Cresco, IA OAK KNOB POPEYE ZIPPY 5-10 305 2x 21,800 4.2% 914 2.9% 622 Karla Schmitt, Decorah, IA KHAGEMAN YOGIBEAR RASHA 5-06 305 3x 23,830 4.4% 1,045 3.3% 778 MISSOURI Keith Dixon, Phillipsburg, MO DIX LEE KOJACK FAWN 6-03 305 2x 14,680 7.0% 1,022 5.0% 728 MARYLAND Walnut Ridge Farm, Middletown, MD WALNUT RIDGE AUTOMATIC ANDROID 4-07 305 2x 22,520 6.4% 1,441 3.5% 786 GR-WALNUT RIDGE SANTANA HORRAH 2-02 305 2x 16,840 6.5% 1,101 3.5% 587 WALNUT RIDGE SANTANA STELLA 2-04 305 2x 21,410 5.8% 1,241 3.1% 656 WALNUT RIDGE NOAH JORDAN 8-10 305 2x 25,270 5.5% 1,399 3.2% 811 WALNUT RIDGE MENTOR SCARLET ET 2-11 302 2x 19,820 5.2% 1,038 3.8% 754 WALNUT RIDGE SIZZLE BARLEY 4-02 300 2x 23,360 5.6% 1,300 3.2% 750 NEW YORK Ripley Farms, Moravia, NY RIPLEY FARMS CD TALLANDRA ET 3-03 305 3x 23,060 5.3% 1,227 3.4% 792 GT-RIPLEY FARMS ALANN VAUGHN 2-04 305 3x 21,550 4.1% 888 3.1% 664 RIPLEY FARMS CAS VIOLIN 4-11 305 3x 25,680 3.6% 920 2.8% 722 Coon Brothers Farm LLC, Amenia, NY SMITHFIELD MONARCH GOLDEN 3-09 305 2x 19,910 5.3% 1,056 3.2% 640 John P & Marjorie A & Marjorie Anna Kuslzyk, Batavia, NY KUSZMAR PORTWINE 3-03 305 2x 20,520 4.9% 1,012 3.4% 689 Wee Kin Farm, Albion, NY WEE KIN FARM BLUE SPRUCE SUNRISE 4-04 305 3x 25,790 4.5% 1,149 3.0% 761 Richard Tooley, Granville, NY TOOLITE TERRONS A TERRY 5-03 305 2x 23,750 4.4% 1,045 3.1% 746 OHIO John & Bonnie & Lucas Ayars, Mechanicsburg, OH LAVON FARMS ALF GEORGIA 3-02 305 2x 22,230 3.5% 787 3.1% 691 58

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Marodore Farm, Baltimore, OH MARODORE AARONS ETHEL 7-03 305 2x 27,070 4.4% 1,203 3.1% 834 MARODORE AARONS YVETTE 7-03 305 2x 28,290 5.6% 1,590 2.8% 806 OREGON Alan & Barbara Mann, Silverton, OR KILCHONA GRUMPY ROWAN 6-07 305 2x 20,770 4.6% 948 3.4% 711 PENNSYLVANIA Berneta Gable, New Enterprise, PA SNIDERS ASTRO POPSTAR 3-08 305 2x 23,670 3.6% 841 2.8% 663 David Henisee, Mount Joy, PA TROTACRE TILLER HATTIE-ET 3-04 305 2x 28,420 4.5% 1,293 3.0% 852 Kevin & Dina Stoltzfus, East Earl, PA WARWICK MANOR B TOPANGA 3-04 305 2x 27,240 6.7% 1,832 3.2% 868 WALNUT CORNER LEVI KRISTINA 2-03 305 2x 21,780 5.4% 1,167 2.8% 614 RUTTER BROS BSPRUCE LUCKY CHARM 4-02 301 2x 25,460 6.9% 1,754 3.1% 790 WALNUT CORNER GALACTIC KATE 2-01 305 2x 20,040 6.0% 1,208 3.0% 596 WARWICK MANOR O SATIN 10-04 305 2x 20,540 5.7% 1,172 3.3% 669 WARWICK MANOR CHRIS CARLY 4-11 305 2x 20,620 5.2% 1,070 3.5% 712 WARWICK MANOR BRYCE SAGE 3-09 305 2x 24,360 5.9% 1,442 3.4% 839 WARWICK MANOR BRADY KODY 4-08 305 2x 30,320 4.9% 1,496 2.8% 842 RUTTER BROS BRADYS LEXA 4-07 178 2x 16,560 6.6% 1,092 2.8% 463 Betsy Musser, Enon Valley, PA DONNYBROOK LES SATURN 8-04 305 2x 22,120 4.3% 960 3.0% 667 Trotacre Farm, Enon Valley, PA COULEE CREST YOGI LEESHA-ET 3-07 305 2x 24,960 4.5% 1,114 3.3% 836 UP THE CREEK FAME SELENA 4-10 305 2x 20,980 4.7% 989 3.0% 622 TROTACRE APEX AUBRIE 3-11 305 2x 32,510 4.5% 1,453 3.1% 1,017 TROTACRE JETSTREAM PIZZA 3-01 305 2x 26,210 3.8% 1,002 3.1% 814 Rocky Hill Farm, Hughesville, PA ROCKY HILL LORAL SWEETPEA-ET 5-04 305 2x 24,060 4.4% 1,052 3.5% 837 Willow Brook Farm, West Middlesex, PA WILLOW BROOK YOGIE BEAR POLLY 3-06 305 2x 24,960 4.0% 1,008 3.0% 753 David Drayton & Carrie Miller, Belleville, PA DAIRYMAN HP ALYMO DEWDROP-ET 3-11 263 2x 22,550 4.1% 934 3.1% 700 John Marchezak, Bentleyville, PA TWIN BROOK GARY MILA 4-09 305 2x 22,370 4.0% 894 3.1% 701 WASHINGTON Rozelyn Farm, Lynden, WA ROZELYN ALTANIC VANITA 5-05 305 2x 22,520 4.4% 997 3.3% 750 ROZELYN JAGUAR JADE 3-01 305 2x 20,210 5.1% 1,032 3.4% 688 ROZELYN MAGICMAN JOLENE 5-05 305 2x 25,270 4.7% 1,190 3.2% 801 ROZELYN SAMSON VIENNA 10-00 305 2x 19,190 5.3% 1,020 3.8% 730 ROZELYN DANIEL JOCIE 4-11 305 2x 21,340 4.4% 940 3.3% 699 ROZELYN YOGI MANDA 4-04 305 2x 27,900 5.2% 1,449 3.6% 1,002 ROZELYN NOVAK VANESSA 5-01 305 2x 26,470 4.3% 1,132 3.0% 787 WISCONSIN Valley Gem Farms, Cumberland, WI VALLEY GEM ELMERS ZIGZAG 4-11 305 2x 16,340 6.3% 1,027 3.3% 540 VALLEY GEM DUALLYS AADI 4-01 305 2x 19,680 5.2% 1,020 3.7% 726 GR-VALLEY GEM PATROITS SALLY 4-00 305 2x 18,860 5.4% 1,019 3.3% 617 Kadence Farm, New Glarus, WI DONNYBROOK HUDSON SYDNEY 5-10 305 2x 22,360 4.4% 974 3.0% 663 LAVON FARMS JOKER ANGEL 4-09 305 2x 23,200 4.6% 1,076 3.1% 721 LAVON FARMS HEATH RALLY 3-06 305 2x 20,870 4.7% 984 3.3% 680 GR-KADENCE FAMES HEARTTHROB 4-07 305 2x 29,150 4.4% 1,282 2.7% 785 DONNYBROOK NICO DINA 4-02 305 2x 21,490 5.5% 1,175 3.5% 744


Hoard's Dairyman Farm, Fort Atkinson, WI DAIRYMAN ROZELYN DOORBEL 6-02 305 3x 24,510 4.6% 1,122 3.5% 858 MARODORE LAREDO POLLY ET 4-02 305 2x 25,680 4.6% 1,176 3.1% 789 DAIRYMAN NATURAL LIBRA 6-07 305 2x 25,840 4.5% 1,174 3.4% 877 DAIRYMAN LEWIS BRITZ 5-07 274 3x 25,830 4.4% 1,130 3.5% 896 GR-DAIRYMAN TURLEY 1995 5-02 273 2x 21,370 4.0% 860 3.5% 749 DAIRYMAN GARRETT 2134 4-07 305 3x 22,290 4.9% 1,101 3.5% 781 DAIRYMAN ALSTAR 2194 4-04 305 3x 28,950 4.4% 1,274 3.5% 1,013 DAIRYMAN PHONZE 2243 DYNASTY 4-03 305 2x 20,050 5.3% 1,067 4.1% 824 DAIRYMAN ALSTAR 2260 TIZZY 4-02 305 2x 19,290 5.7% 1,102 3.6% 699 DAIRYMAN PHONZE 2362 GEMMA 3-11 305 2x 19,360 5.6% 1,089 3.8% 739 DAIRYMAN LAREDO 2570 HAZEL 3-02 304 3x 21,460 5.5% 1,170 4.0% 851 DAIRYMAN LAREDO 2622 POUNCE 3-01 305 3x 21,720 4.8% 1,044 3.7% 796 DAIRYMAN ALSTAR 2640 CASHEW 3-02 222 3x 22,710 4.5% 1,016 3.1% 715 DAIRYMAN GOTCHA 2966 HANDY 2-01 305 2x 19,110 5.1% 974 3.7% 713 DAIRYMAN KINGSTON 3049 RYE 1-09 305 2x 20,670 4.5% 928 3.5% 733 GT-SANDY KNOLL GEORGE CAPRICE 4-03 305 3x 28,250 4.1% 1,172 3.6% 1,009 SANDY KNOLL ALSTAR WILLIE 3-11 305 3x 24,010 4.9% 1,172 3.7% 898 SANDY KNOLL ALSTAR EUGENA 3-11 305 3x 21,710 5.6% 1,208 4.0% 864 SANDY KNOLL NAVARRO ETHEL 2-10 305 2x 19,710 4.9% 958 3.8% 742 GT-SANDY KNOLL TORO GERMAN 1-11 305 2x 19,880 4.9% 977 3.6% 723 GR-SANDY KNOLL TOBY AMARYLLIS 2-11 301 2x 20,470 4.3% 880 3.5% 725 DAIRYMAN DOUBLE L 3096 DODE 1-09 305 2x 20,810 4.9% 1,012 3.5% 720 PR-SANDY KNOLL LEON FLORAL 6-02 305 2x 22,800 4.6% 1,039 3.5% 797 SANDY KNOLL KAPTAIN LEONA 6-04 235 3x 22,590 4.2% 938 3.6% 808 DAIRYMAN HP LAREDO DREAM ET 5-02 305 3x 24,840 4.0% 995 3.5% 873 DAIRYMAN HP LEGEND PHEATURE ET 2-10 305 3x 21,010 4.7% 997 4.0% 831 DAIRYMAN JUDGMENT MOO 7-00 257 3x 21,720 4.7% 1,028 3.3% 724 GT-DAIRYMAN MINT 2285 RILEY 4-03 305 3x 24,490 3.9% 953 3.8% 932 DAIRYMAN MINT 2704 PHASE 2-11 271 3x 20,460 4.0% 822 3.7% 752 DAIRYMAN BIGBOY 2772 LIANA 2-08 284 3x 21,550 4.1% 885 3.2% 700 DAIRYMAN GRUMPY 2853 JAMEY 2-07 271 3x 23,240 3.6% 846 3.4% 785 DAIRYMAN NAVARRO 2924 PHALUNT 2-03 305 2x 21,350 4.7% 993 3.7% 788 DAIRYMAN GOTCHA 2978 LEGOR 2-00 305 2x 20,340 5.2% 1,066 3.7% 744 DAIRYMAN HP PHONZE 3024 1-11 296 2x 20,680 4.8% 992 3.6% 738 GR-SANDY KNOLL ADVANCE KAREN 3-03 305 3x 29,530 4.4% 1,301 3.5% 1,021 PR-SANDY KNOLL GEORGE JANICE 3-00 305 3x 29,400 4.2% 1,224 3.3% 978 SANDY KNOLL TOBY NORA 3-00 305 2x 20,660 4.4% 900 3.9% 800 SANDY KNOLL PEPSI LOTTE 2-11 291 2x 18,890 5.4% 1,026 3.9% 731 DAIRYMAN DAWSON 3089 BRIDIE 1-09 305 2x 26,950 3.5% 951 3.1% 833 DAIRYMAN BLUE SPRUCE DAYSIDE 6-02 292 3x 24,700 3.4% 851 3.3% 820 DAIRYMAN CORDELL 2755 EVERLY 2-11 266 2x 20,990 4.5% 954 3.5% 739 DAIRYMAN BLUE SPRUCE 2453 TOMATO 3-09 305 2x 22,370 5.2% 1,153 3.9% 870 DAIRYMAN V I P 2392 RENESME 3-11 305 3x 26,520 4.9% 1,301 3.5% 927 DAIRYMAN SERGEANT 2361 DUCKIE 4-01 305 3x 24,180 3.5% 835 3.2% 767 DAIRYMAN LAREDO 2322 PHANTOM 4-03 305 3x 24,170 4.5% 1,094 3.8% 915 DAIRYMAN DOUBLE L 2269 LAMB 4-04 296 3x 27,460 4.5% 1,231 3.6% 975 DAIRYMAN GEO BIBI 5-10 305 3x 30,380 3.9% 1,192 3.5% 1,072 Coulee Crest LLC, Cashton, WI TERPHILL BUCKY LURE 4-03 305 3x 17,960 5.6% 1,006 3.4% 615 PR-COULEE CREST KINGSTON ACORN 5-10 305 3x 27,960 5.0% 1,403 3.2% 882 COULEE CREST JACKPOT ERICA 4-03 305 3x 17,740 5.7% 1,017 3.2% 576 COULEE CREST CARTER LAURAL-ET 2-11 305 3x 20,850 4.8% 1,006 3.3% 697 TERPHILL JACKPOT LOVELY 3-00 305 3x 25,480 5.3% 1,358 3.3% 850 FOUR WINDS DC CRYSTAL-ET 4-09 305 3x 23,710 5.3% 1,249 3.1% 743 COULEE CREST LOGO LETTIE 3-02 305 3x 25,210 5.3% 1,345 3.5% 880 COULEE CREST LIBIDO LYNN 2-00 305 3x 19,760 5.1% 1,000 3.4% 669 COULEE CREST ALTON LANE-ET 4-06 305 3x 23,870 4.1% 986 3.2% 772 COULEE CREST LEGEND DIAMOND 4-00 242 3x 17,530 7.3% 1,271 3.4% 594 Jens Gold Farms LLP, Amery, WI JENS GOLD GRUMPY ATUNE 5-02 305 2x 20,220 4.4% 884 3.8% 762 JENS GOLD GARY PLAYER 3-05 305 2x 24,490 4.3% 1,064 3.4% 837 JENS GOLD GARY SILK 2-01 305 2x 21,860 3.5% 767 3.0% 656 GOLDEN J NINJA JACKIE 5-03 305 2x 25,510 4.3% 1,101 3.3% 837

Trent & Leann Jensen, Amery, WI GOLDEN J JUDGMENT HALLE 3-00 305 2x 20,080 5.0% 1,009 3.6% 719 GOLDEN J GARY VIVA 3-01 305 2x 18,610 5.4% 1,009 3.7% 686 GOLDEN J JUDGMENT FUZZIE 3-00 305 2x 22,130 4.7% 1,047 3.5% 774 Neil & Janice Jensen, Comstock, WI IDLE GOLD CONCEPT LIBBY 4-08 305 2x 21,970 3.6% 796 2.9% 635 GT-IDLE GOLD GRUMPY MILES ET 6-11 305 2x 21,350 4.4% 930 3.2% 675 Gary Van Doorn, Tony, WI FLAMBEAU MANOR F ANNABEL 4-05 305 2x 23,810 4.4% 1,037 3.1% 733 Cozy Nook Farm, Waukesha, WI COZY NOOK J DELILAH 2-00 305 2x 18,870 5.8% 1,090 3.7% 705

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