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Honoring the Legends of Ohio

June 29, 2013 v Wilmington Ohio Any class winners or champions that wish to be drafted for the sale may do so immediately after the show. Eligible for all Ayrshire youth coming to the convention from all parts of the US. Show will include all heifer classes as well as three showmanship classes. Numerous awards, gifts, and outstanding accommodations and assistance will be available. What better way to begin the show season than participating in this great show. This is a tremendous time to honor our youth and the future of our industry. Start making plans now to make this the biggest and the best youth heifer show ever. Make sure and watch future digest ads for more information about what all will be available for this great show.

For more information contact: Dru Mercer- Show chairman 260-997-1496c or 574-727-9192h or email to druandsara@bright.net

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The Ayrshire Breeders’ Association OFFICE STAFF Becky Payne, Executive Secretary Arlene Crosser, Records Coordinator 1224 Alton Darby Creek Rd., Suite B Columbus, OH 43228 (614) 335-0020 l Fax: (614) 335-0023 Email: info@usayrshire.com www.usayrshire.com

OFFICERS

Steve McDonald, President 12114 2050 E. Street, Princeton, IL 61356 (815) 875-3516 Expires 2013 l

Doug Evans, Vice President 4106 Davenport Rd., Georgetown, NY 13072 (315) 837-4777 Expires 2013 l

DIRECTORS Director at Large Donna Mertz

N2533 Jefferson Rd, Neosho, WI 53059 (920) 382-7678 Expires 2015 l

Region 1

Henry Hardy 360 Weeks Mill Road, Farmington, ME 04938 (207) 778-6446 Expires 2014 l

Dale Maulfair 400 South Center St, Jonestown, PA 17038 (717) 8656439 Expires 2015 l

Brian Smith 701 Daniels Road., Pike, NH 03780 (603) 989-9886 Expires 2013 l

Region 2

Tom Fenton 22050 SR 136, Winchester, OH 45697 (937) 695-0114 Expires 2014 l

Mary Creek 18811 Wagaman Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21740 (301) 733-9255 Expires 2013 l

Mark Valentine 15621 B Kelbuh Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788 (301) 447-6816 Expires 2015 l

Region 3

Linda Hanson 35400 St Hwy 1 NE, Goodridge, MN (218) 378-4588 Expires 2014 l

Darryl Keehner 32057 Leaf Rod, Guttenberg, IA 52052 (563) 252-1018 Expires 2015 l

Jim Tentinger 40913 200th St., Remsen, IA 51050 (712) 786-2302 Expires 2013 l

Ex-Officio Board and Executive Committee Member Lynn Lee, President

P.O. Box 1229, Smyrna, TN 31767 (615) 390-6312 Expires 2013 Expires at election of new president l

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS

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always anticipate our ABA Board of Director meetings, for several reasons. It’s good to connect as a group and renew our focus on goals, both long and short-term. The Directors meet in person twice per year. In between, we communicate by conference calls, mail, email and telephone calls. We had our winter meetings at the ABA office not long ago. The committees and board of directors had some tough decisions to make. There were frank discussions and plenty of differences of opinions. We acknowledged there are things that we can do better, Becky Payne there are things that we are really doing well, and there is a lot of work to be done. After everyone went home and the dust settled, I felt energized and excited about the possibilities for the Ayrshire breed. We spent considerable time evaluating finances, and not just the current financial position of the Association. Current milk prices, cull prices, market trends and much more entered into the discussion. We worried about how some of our members are coping with drought conditions and lack of feed. We debated over program rules, fee schedules, capturing more registrations and transfers, and so much more, with the ultimate outcome being how we can guide the Association and the Ayrshire cow to thrive in an uncertain dairy economy. One of the greatest changes in the coming year will be with the classification program. We will continue our current arrangement with Select Sires through June 30, 2013. We are appreciative of Select Sires for their many years of service to the Ayrshire breed with our appraisal program. Please continue to schedule your classification with Select Sires for the next six months just as you have in the past. Effective July 1st, we will be working with Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders Association classification system. We will continue to use the same linear scale for type traits and follow our own rules. Breeders will receive a print-out with final scores while the evaluator is on the farm. We are very excited about this opportunity and will be announcing more details on the schedule soon. The ABA will conduct a classification workshop during the National Ayrshire Convention later this year so that our breeders will have the opportunity to learn more about this program. The ABA announced changes in the REWARDS program for 2013. Registrations will continue to be free with the program as long as animals are registered by four months of age. The primary reason for this change is efficiency. This will help even out the flow of registration activity throughout the year while keeping registrations on the farm current. If you are on a quarterly automated DHI report registration system, this change will not affect you. If you use PC-Dart computer software with your production records, the ABA can access information from the dairy records processing center and prepare an Excel spreadsheet where the owner can add the name and identification for the calf to the file and send it back to the ABA. Contact the ABA office to enroll in this easy registration process. Five ownership transfers per REWARDS herd are included with the program fee. Additional transfers throughout the enrollment period are at a reduced rate. The ABA’s fee schedule was reviewed in depth. Many of the fees had not increased in over five years. After considerable discussion, a modest fee increase was made in most program areas. The most significant area of increase is for overaged females and males. A complete schedule is printed on page 23, is available from the ABA office or online at www.usayrshire. com. A hot topic for a portion of our breeders has been the upcoming national show change. As you know, beginning in 2013, the unfresh fall yearling class will be eliminated from all U.S. national shows and the All-American contest. Please note that this change only affects national shows, not regional, state and local shows. Animals in this class are two years old, or very close, by the time they show in national shows and are often not bred. Some breeders have come forward and voiced their concerns about this decision, so I want to provide some background information for you. There was considerable discussion, on several different occasions, and research done before the decision to eliminate the fall yearling heifer class was reached. It was brought to the directors by the Show Committee, who unanimously passed it in their own committee meeting. After further evaluation, the Board of Directors voted unanimously in December 2011 to eliminate the fall yearling heifer class from all fall national shows and the All-American contest beginning with the 2013 show season. Since the decision was made, several members have asked the board to reconsider their action. The members’ concerns were considered. On two separate occasions since that time, the Board of Directors has voted unanimously to stand by their decision. Another important point to make is that many members have also come forward to voice their approval for the action taken by the board. Continued on Page 12

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AYRSHIRE O U T H Hello again! If your winter’s been anywhere as cold as mine so far, you’ll know why I’m happy to be headed back to college in a few days…I’m 90 miles away from having to get up early and go do chores in the cold. As much as I love being home, I certainly don’t miss the so-cold-youreyelashes-freeze weather when I’m at school. I don’t envy my siblings at all, even if they do get to call ‘dibs’ on the new heifer calves as they’re born. I figure it’s an even trade for having warm feet. To our Ayrshire youth: Have you worked on your record books yet? If you’re lucky, you might be able to work a trade out with your parents: Tell them you’ll work hard on your record book if they go out and do chores. You get an evening in from the cold, and we get another youth book entry! You can visit www. usayrshire.com/youth.html to download your application if you need a new copy. Don’t forget that we also have a great scholarship program for our older youth as well. It’s definitely worth your time to fill out the application! As the new year starts, I want to remind everyone to work hard in school and keep up with your studies. Older youth, fill out those scholarship applications. I know they stink, I really do, but as a person who didn’t have to pay a dime out of pocket for her first year of school, I’m telling you…it’s worth the few hours of tedium. Hole up with some good music and your computer and work for a few solid hours, and it will pay off. As always, you can contact me if you have any questions or just want to chat. I’m on Facebook - you can search my name, and I’m the one with the crown - and Twitter, @eileengress. I also have a website - www.eileencgress.com. I look forward to seeing you all at the 2013 National Ayrshire Convention. We’ve got some really cool youth activities in planning, and I just know you’re going to love them. Best wishes, Eileen Gress

Ayrshire Digest

The Official Publication of the Ayrshire Breeders’ Association Cheri Oechsle, Editor Lindsey Rucks, Assistant Editor Ashley Shaffer, Graphic Designer

Winter 2013 Volume 99, Number 1

FEATURES Southern National Show.................................................................... 6 Ayrshires and TLC.............................................................................. 8 Active Bulls Lists............................................................................... 30 Young Sire Report............................................................................ 13

DEPARTMENTS Executive Director’s Comments........................................................... 4 Queen Diary..................................................................................... 5 Excellent Cows................................................................................ 17 Rewards Application........................................................................ 16 Vet Check....................................................................................... 19 Very Good 2-Year-Olds.................................................................... 20 Fee Schedule.................................................................................. 23 Directory - Breeder’s Listing.........................................................24-28 Days Gone By................................................................................. 31 Advertising Index............................................................................. 29

UPCOMING EVENTS SALES March 23, 2013 - Massachusetts Blue Ribbon Calf Sale, Eastern States Expo Fairgrounds, West Springfield, MA March 23, 2013 - Iowa Spring Sale, West Union, IA March 29, 2013 - Ohio Ayrshire Spring Sale, Columbus, OH April 5, 2013 - Kentucky National Sale, Louisville, KY April 12, 2013 - New York Spring Carousel Sale, Syracuse, NY April 13, 2013 - Wisconsin Spring Sale, Neillsville, WI April 20, 2013 - Pennsylvania Spring Sale, Belleville, PA April 27, 2013 - Vermont Spring Sale, Rutland, VT June 29, 2013 - Grand National Ayrshire Sale, Wilmington, OH

ON THE COVER Impacting lives, the Hameau Farm in Pennsylvania touches the lives of girls

through farming and Ayrshires. Find more about this unique operation on page 8. Photos by Becky Payne

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Southern National Show

Southern National Show Champions (l-r): Lynn Lee, Reserve Grand Champion, Mowrys Wilton Trista with Jared Helsley, Roraing Spring, PA on the halter; Grand and Intermediate Champion, Muellers M Legue Caylee with Gene Hall on halter, Patrick Myers and Judge Edmund Els from South Africa.

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dmund Els from South Africa had his work cut out for him as over 100 top quality Ayrshires paraded across the green shavings at the Southern National Ayrshire Show in Louisville, Kentucky on November 6, 2012. Champion heifers came from two very strong classes. Taking top heifer honors was the first place Intermediate Yearling, Don Haven Laro Tina, the 2011 Honorable Mention All American Winter Calf owned by Mike and Julie Hemp and Steve McDonald, of Chebanse, Illinois. This Laro daughter also stood third at this year’s International Show in Madison, Wisconsin. Reserve Junior Champion honors went to the winning winter heifer calf, Mill Valley Supreme Lorraine. She is a Mill Valley Sakic Supreme daughter bred and owned by Mill Valley Farms of Sidney, Ohio. The Grand Champion banner went to the 91-point Intermediate Champion and firstplace Senior three-year-old cow, Muellers M Legue Caylee owned by Halls Ayrshires of Cushing, Oklahoma. This Major Legue daughter has 14, 470M 486F and 439P in 365 days at 2-07. Her dam is the Excellent 2007 Honorable Mention Junior All American Jr. Three-Year-Old Harmony Claretta. The Reserve Grand Champion award went to the 92-point first place five-yearold and Senior Champion, Mowrys Wilton Trista. This previous All American and Jr. All American has a current record at 4-3 365D 29.460M 995F 942P, sired by Wilton and is backed an 85-point Dinomire dam. She is owned by Jared Helsley of Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania.

Designer Genes Olivia, owned by Seth Whiting, of Slippery Rock, PA was also part of the winners circle as Reserve Intermediate Champion. This winning Sr. two-year-old was also first at the MidAtlantic National show. Mill Valley Rosels Ginger, shown and owned by Mill Valley Farm of Sidney, Ohio took Reserve Champion Honors. This first-place six-year-old was also Grand Champion of the Junior Show. Spring Vale Burdt Applefritte, the Southern National second place Sr. twoyear-old and Intermediate Champion of the 2012 Jr. Show won the Total Performance Class. This 89-point Burdette daughter is owned by Jeffrey Hubbard, Jr. of Thurmont, Maryland. The Premier Breeder award went to Mill Valley Farms. Halls Ayrshires took home the Premier Exhibitor award. Here are the top three placings in each class Spring Calf ( 17) 1. Mill Valley Pattons Popsicle, Mill Valley Farms, Sidney, OH; 2. JSB Acres Daisy, Kailey Barlow, Scottsville, KY; 3. Mill Valley Jester Frosty, Mill Valley Farms. Winter Calf (17) 1. Mill Valley Supreme Lorraine, Milley Valley Farms; 2. Cowbell Ramius Scarlet, Cowbell Acres, Canton NY; 3. Vieux Village C. Maih, Lindsay, Kyle & Kelsay Schilling, Boggstown, IN. Fall Calf (10) 1. Coveypea Reality Jenna-ET, Erdman Meyer Friendship, Chenoa, IL; 2. JCC

Burdette Vals Zoey, Caleb Elliott, Harrodsburg, KY; 3. Nauta Ramius Peanut Butter, Mauta Farm, Rockvale, TN. Summer Yearling (11) 1. MJH Whammy Paisley, Mike & Julie Hemp, Chebanse, IL; 2. Sanor Valley Ramius Treason, Michelle Downerd, Prospect, OH; 3. Ridge View Cash Daisy, Ridge View Farm, Lancaster, MO. Spring Yearling (7) 1. Mill Valley Supreme Spice, Mill Valley Farms; 2. Emerald Farms Moon Clover, Emerald Farms, Winchester, OH; 3. Ridge View Cash Riley, Ridge View Farm, Lancaster, MO. Winter Yearling (4) 1. Don Haven Laro Tina, Mike & Julie Hemp, Steve McDonald, Chebanse, IL; 2. Twin View Adrian Very Merry, Roy W. Myatt, Glasgow, KY; 3. Emerald Farms Paddy Zoe, Emerald Farms. Fall Yearling (8) 1. Ridge View Cash Lindsy, Ridge View Farm; 2. Halls Blade Nan, Kim Knasel & Dylan & Tyler Tindle, Taylorsville, KY; 3. CoveyPea Ben Jemini, Josthea Acres, Conroy, IA. Junior Champion Don Haven Laro Tina Mike & Julie Hemp & Steve McDonald Reserve Junior Champion Mill Valley Supreme Lorraine Mill Valley Farm Dry Cow (1) 1. Lessenberr A. Mystique Mylie, Megan Bailey, Glasgow, KY. Fall Yearling in Milk (1) 1. Kleins SWs Shelly, James Klein & Family, Milton, IN.

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Jr. 2-Year-Old (7) 1. Mill Valley Supreme Hope, Mill Valley Farms; 2. Kleins SWs Sally, James Klein & Family; 3. P&A Hall Poker Addy, Halls Ayshires, Cushing, OK. Sr. 2-Year-Old (5) 1. Designer Genes Olivia, Seth Whiting, Slippery Rock, PA; 2. Spring Vale Burdt Applefritte, Jeffrey Hubbard, Jr., Thurmont, MD; 3. Double A Sams Kaitlyn, Double A. Farm/Doug C. Murray & Family, Toulon, IL Jr. 3-Year-Old (5) 1. JSB Acres Dana, Joey Branstetter, Hardyville, KY; 2. Halls Vein Cat, Halls Ayrshires; 3. Gatton Paddy Rose, Stil Dreamn Dairy, Conway, MO Sr. 3-Year-Old (7) 1. Muellers M Legue Caylee, Halls Ayrshires; 2. Gatton Swedmark Missle, Stil Dreamn Dairy; 3. Hawksfield Song Bird, Dru & Sara Mercer, Bryant, IN. 4-Year-Old (5) 1. Gatton Traveler Micah, Stil Dremn Dairy; 2. Shamrock Hills Shuffle, Smith Bros. Dairy, Smyrna, TN; 3. Nauta Swed Peanut, Nauta Farm, Rockvale, TN. 5-Year-Old (4) 1. Mowrys Wilton Trista, Jared Helsley, Roaring Spring, PA; 2. Cimarron Valley C. Laila, Halls Ayrshires; 3. Sunny Acres Arizona Jean, Sunny Acres Farm, Georgetown, NY. 6-Years & Over (6) 1. Mill Valley Rosels Ginger, Mill Valley Farms; 2. Mill Valley Rossettes Rhonda, Mill Valley Farm; 3. Royal-Divide Wilton Special, Halls Ayrshires. Ayrshire Exhibitor Herd (4) 1. Mill Valley Farms; 2. Halls Ayrshires; 3. Emerald Farms. State Herd (2) 1. Missouri; 2. Ohio.

Kylei Klein, Milton, IN; 3. Halls Vein Cat, Mckenzie Stanford. Sr. 3-Year-Old (3) 1. Muellers M Legue Caylee, Mckenzie Stanford; 2. Kildare Potter Gessica ET, Katie Muntz, Hardyville, KY; 3. Spring Vale Burdette Apple, Jeffrey Hubbard, Jr. Intermediate Champion Spring Valle Burdt Applefritte Jeffrey Hubbard, Jr. Reserve Intermediate Champion Muellers M Legue Caylee Mckenzie Stanford 4-Year-Olds (2) 1. Emerald Farms Brendan Lori, Cody & Corey Jodrey; 2. Kleins HBs Veronica, Trey Klein. 5-Year-Olds (2) 1. Cimarron Valley C. Laila, Mckenzie Stanford; 2. Jen Lyn Traveler Charlie, Shaelyn Scoon, Lancaster, MO. 6-Years and Over (3) 1. Mill Valley Rosels Giner, Trevor Greiwe, Sidney, OH; 2. Mills Valley Rossettes Ronda, Lane Greiwe, Sidney, OH; 3. Royal-Divide Wilton Special, Mckenzie Stanford. Senior & Grand Champion Mill Valley Rosels Ginger Trevor Greiwe Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion Mill Valley Rosettes Ronda Trevor Greiwe Spring Calf (14) 1. Gill Farm Burdette Diane, Megan Raber, Creston, OH; 2. Mill Valley Pattons Popsicle, Grace Hageman, Sidney, OH; 3. JSB Acres Daisy, Keiley Barlow, Scottsville, KY.

Winter Calf (13) 1. Vieux Village C Maika, Kelsay Schilling, Boggstown, IN; 2. Mill Valley Supreme Lorraine, Trevor Greiwe; 3. Halls Ross Sally, Mckenzie Stanford. Fall Calf (10) 1. Van-De Burdette’s Simone Smokey, Coleman Stacey, Smyrna, TN; 2. Topp View Burdette Holly, Kayla King, West Liberty, OH; 3. Emerald Farms Pokers Sweething, Cody & Corey Jodrey. Summer Yearling (7) 1. Ridge View Cash Daisy, Shaelyn Scoon, Lancaster, MO; 2. Tri Line Lupus Lightning, Macy Jo Mudd, Berne, IN; 3. Briarwoods Lookout Maddie, Dylan Tindle, Taylorsville, KY. Spring Yearling (7) 1. Mackins Jackson Darcy Et, Samantha Ropp, Pontiac, IL; 2. Mill Valley Supreme Spice, Blake Greiwe, Sidney, OH; 3. TwinView Rat Ruffles Rabecca, Zech Kingrey, Glasgow, KY. Winter Yearling (3) 1. Ridge View Cash Nectar, Shaelyn Scoon; 2. ToppView Bendig Wanna Play, Kinley Topp, Botkins, OH; 3. Emerald Farms Paddy Zoe, Fulton Kennedy, Winchester, OH. Fall Yearling (6) 1. Ridge View Cash Lindsy, Shaelyn Scoon; 2. Halls Blade Rosalee, Mckenzie Stanford; 3. CoveyP&A Ben Jemini, Anthony Streepere, Conroy, IA. Junior Champion Mackins Jackson Darcy-ET Samantha Ropp Reserve Junior Champion Gill Farm Burdette Diane Megan Raber

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November 3, Judge: Doug Murray, Toulon, IL Here are the top three placings in each class Fall Yearling in Milk (1) 1. Kleins SWs Shelly, Trey Klein, Milton, IN Jr. 2-Year-Old (6) 1. Kleins SWs Sally, Tyler Klein, Milton, IN; 2. JSB Acres Libby Ann, Cody & Corey Jodrey, Winchester, OH; 3. P&A Hall Poker Addy, Mckenzie Stanford, Cushing, OK. Sr. 2-Year-Old (4) 1. Spring Vale Burdt Appllefritter, Jeffrey Hubbard, Jr., Thurmont, MD; 2. Designer Genes Olivia, Seth Whiting, Slippery Rock, PA; 3. Kleins Roosters Roxanne, Trey Klein, Milton, IN. Jr. 3-Year-Old (3) 1. Emerald Farms Kellybuck Sweet, Cody & Corey Jodrey; 2. Kleins Roosters Sarah, Winter 2013

Southern National Junior Show Champions (l-r): Judge, Doug Murray, Toulon, IL; Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show, Mill Valley Rosettes Rhonda with Lane Greiwe, Sindey, OH on the halter; Mill Valley Rosels Ginger was Grand of the Junior Show and is owned by and shown with Trevor Greiwe, of Sidney, OH on the halter; Queen Eileen Gress.

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Ayrshires and TLC . . .

Impacting One Life At A Time

By Becky Payne

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id you ever think you’d see the day when a camp full of adolescent girls and Ayrshires would add up to the experience of a lifetime? It has for Audrey Gay Rodgers of Belleville, Penn. In an era where we’re bombarded with coined phrases like ‘think outside of the box’, ‘niche markets’, ‘make a difference’, and ‘do what you love, love what you do’; many of us have given up on the idea of living our dream. When you meet Gay Rodgers, you just know she’s found her calling. She is an insightful, energetic woman who loves life. Gay credits reading the book, Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow, as a moment of truth for her. When she pondered over the things she loves in life, she came up with Ayrshire cows, summer camp and traveling. From this inspiration, Gay decided to turn her farm and passion into a camp for girls. Each summer, she offers three, twoweek sessions for girls aged 8-14, with a maximum of 30 campers per session. After age 14, girls can extend their experience at Hameau Farm by becoming a counselor-intraining, or a full-fledged counselor after they turn 21. Gay has found that a 4:1 ratio of campers to counselors works best. The counselors-in-training work for one session each summer, while the counselors attend all three sessions plus a week of training. Gay loves to travel and seek out different cultural experiences. One monumental excursion resulted in the name for her farm. While on a trip to France, Gay visited the Hameau de la Reine, a farm built for Marie Antoinette in 1783. The French translation of Hameau is “a cluster of buildings in a

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rural setting”. The fond m e m o r i e s and spirit of community she felt from that visit has yielded her very own Hameau Farm. Hameau Farm is preparing for Audrey Gay Rodgers its 18th season of camp, having opened in 1996. The campers’ livestock experience includes working with Ayrshire calves and heifers, pigs, goats and sheep. Each session has a theme, and there are six different chore groups that rotate so that each girl participates in a multitude of ventures on the farm. A typical camp day includes morning and evening chores, farm activities, cabin clean-up, group meetings, free time, and shared meals. Other activities include arts and crafts, canoeing, roller skating, bowling, attending Amish markets, hiking in Penn’s Cave, swimming, cook-outs and more. Each session ends in a grand finale farm show where the girls exhibit animals for their family and friends. This working farm consists of 110 acres while a neighboring farm produces all of the hay. The goats are borrowed from a friend for the duration of the camp sessions. The sheep trace back to the Jacob breed in the United Kingdom. Gay’s interest in the Ayrshire breed started as a girl with her father, John Rodgers’ Plum-Bottom Ayrshire herd. Gay’s first priority is the kids and teaching them life skills in their day-to-

day experiences on the farm. A brochure promoting the camp quotes, “Staring down the wet nostrils of a half-ton cow without the benefit of a fence could put fear in the heart of many a novice farm hand, whether eight or thirty-eight. But what’s to fear?” The girls are encouraged to get out of their comfort zones while at camp. They openly discuss a multitude of topics, and often agriculture and animals are in the mix. Gay says her camp days are filled with lots of singing, chit chat and giggles. She loves every minute! Ayrshires are vital to the camp’s success . . . Several years ago, Gay decided to build her Ayrshire herd and make it the focus of her camp culture. With her father’s input, she bought animals sired by proven bulls such as Trident, Soldier, Paragon, Shipley, Lennon, Wilton, Captain, Modem, Poker and Raven. Gay is currently milking close to 20 Ayrshires, with the majority of them just completing their first lactations. Her intention is to keep 20 milking cows and work towards marketing genetics and Ayrshire products. After her father’s herd dispersed, she maintained the Plum-Bottom prefix. John continues his involvement in the breed by helping with the mating and grazing needs of the herd, as well as other philosophical input. In addition, Gay employs Kyle Kulp full-time. The herd is managed on an extensive rotational grazing system from mid-March through early winter when snow covers the ground. While the Rodgers’ rely on getting their primary source of protein from grazing, they do utilize a 12 percent Continued on Page 10

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Wisconsin Ayrshire Breeders Association Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our Ayrshire Friends! 7 Oaks Dairy Margaret Hazeltine Family Rob & Tiffany Hazeltine 2828 Kessler Road Janesville, WI 53548 608-756-2913

Oxyoke Dairy

LOOKING FOR AN ANIMAL TO SHOW THIS YEAR? WE HAVE ANIMALS FOR SALE- ALL AGES!!! STOP IN OR GIVE US A CALL!!!

President: Bill Kolaske W3831 Landstad Road, Bonduel, WI 54107 • 920-639-2397 Vice-President: Harry Lynch 10411 W. Stuart Road, Orfordville, WI 53576 • 608.879.2986 Secretary/Treasurer: Sandra Ellenbecker N1638 Erdine Lane, Hortonville, WI 54944 • 920.915.0400

Recent Classification Results A Good Day to End The Year!! Mapleburn Loto Charm-EX-90 Daltondale Loto Madora- EX-91 Foggy-Valley Brendan Nastia- VG-87 Honey-Dew Rawhide Elite- VG-85 __________________________ Also 4 of Meadowdale Farm/ Richards Family cows scored Excellent!!

Foggy Valley Ayrshires MOY-AYR FARM

The Schmidt Family

Steven, Pauline W7864 Territorial Rd. Rebecca & Emily Delavan, WI 53115 Home: 608-883-6822 Steve cell: 262-374-0051 email: paulineschmidt27@gmail.com

john, Shauna, Hunter & Peyton Offer 1768 Rangeline rd. Auburndale, WI 54412 (715) 387-0960 shauna_offer@hotmail.com Visitors Always Welcomed!

WABA SPRING SALE

Here’s to a great spring for all our fellow Ayrshire Breeders!

The premier of Spring Sales April 13

Harry and Ellie Lynch

Where everyone goes to find their show animals! Consistant quality every year.

10411 West Stuart Road Orfordville, WI 53576

608.879.2986 TLC... Continued from Page 9 energy grain mix under the guidance of an independent nutritional consultant. Each cow receives approximately one pound grain mix per every six to eight pounds of milk production, depending on the stage of lactation. The herd currently runs about a 4.1% fat test and 3.3% protein test. They are breeding to bulls like Burdette, Diego, Democrat and Dazzle while focusing on improving components, feet and legs, and udder traits. Grass is integrated into the heifers’ diets very early. Baby calves are fed whole milk for four to six weeks. They are put on a calf starter within one week and offered dry grass hay. Calves are put on grass as soon as they are weaned. Outstanding cow families have sported

Neillsville, Wisconsin

Taking consignments: Steve Schneider - 920-948-8310 Donna Mertz - 920-382-7678 the Plum-Bottom prefix in the past, and the some of these same breeding philosophies will serve Gay well into the future. Many animals bred by the Rodgers family have impacted the Ayrshire breed on national level and bulls have entered A.I. Jason Mowry of Roaring Springs, Penn., purchased two Plum-Bottom cows that have became successful brood cows in his herd. Plum Bottom Soldier Persiphene, EX-94 3E, made over 176,000M lifetime. Her high lactation was 7-03 365D 33,000M, and she was named HM All-American 4-Year-Old in 2003. Plum-Bottom Trident’s Paris, EX95 4E, made over 156,000M lifetime and was Unanimous All-American Aged Cow in 2005. Her high lactation was 11-11 365D 24,780M 4.1% 1015F. Gay participates fully in ABA programs, such as REWARDS and classification. The

Help support our youth programs! We will be playing Chicken Bingo! farm’s most recent classification yielded two new Excellent Paragon and Shipley daughters. Income from the dairy currently comprises 25 percent of the farm’s income. The goal is to increase this to 40 percent. Every year Gay tries to add to the enterprise. This past year she built a certified kitchen for the camp. She is considering making cheese and getting a license to sell raw milk in the future. Life is about teachable moments . . . The girls who participate in the camp are very special to Gay, and she makes a great effort to give them the experience of a lifetime. Every three years, she takes a group to Scotland. The girls all know of this possibility, and many look forward to this opportunity as they grow up. Rachel Haung, 19, said she always

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Wisconsin Ayrshire Breeders Association Check out our consignments to the Iowa Spring Sale and other spring sales. We are still overstocked and always have animals for sale!

GrandView Ayrshires

The Tradition Continues

Ullmer Dairy Damian & Kiley Ullmer N9268 State Hwy. 55 Seymour, WI 54165 920-833-2995

Tim & Katie Busch N6470 County Road C, Cecil, WI 54111 920-609-7476 tb1972@frontiernet.net

Wishing all our Ayrshire Friends a Great Spring Season!

President: Bill Kolaske W3831 Landstad Road, Bonduel, WI 54107 • 920-639-2397 Vice-President: Harry Lynch 10411 W Stuart Road, Orfordville, WI 53576 • 608.879.2986 Secretary/Treasurer: Sandra Ellenbecker N1638 Erdine Lane, Hortonville, WI 54944 • 920.915.0400

Check out our consignments to the numerous spring sales coming up! We also have bred heifers, springers and fresh heifers for sale. Call or stop out!

Daltondale Farms John Dalton 262-966-2608 (barn) Nick Tetzlaff 262-719-1165 (cell) Donna Mertz (cell) 920-382-7678

Looking forward to another fun year! Please feel free to contact me for available animals for sale at Daltondale! There are a lot of great prospects available!

Autumn-Ayr Craig Keller 1439 Keller Road Mount Horeb, WI 53572 farming53572@yahoo.com

wanted to travel to a different country. She participated as a camper for three years; and then in her fourth year, was able to travel with the group to Scotland where she has great memories of visiting an Ayrshire herd, castles and more. Since then, she stayed on as a counselor while working towards her degree in architecture. Her favorite part of the camp is working with the animals. Amye Gulezion, 16, has grown up with the program. She originally learned of Hameau Farm at a camp fair five years ago. She started out as a camper, moved up to a counselor-in-training, and then asked if she could work in the barn. She likes the cows and milking, feeding, and watering, and earned the title of ‘barn apprentice’ for her efforts. Amye lives just 15 minutes from Washington D.C., and her parents both work for the Smithsonian Museum. From Winter 2013

Bear-Ayr Farm

Donna Mertz, DVM N2533 Jefferson Rd. Neosho, WI 53059 920-382-7678

her experience on the farm, she now has an interest in pursuing agriculture as a career. Amelia Schaeffer, 15, has spent four years as a camper and one as a counselorin-training. She likes the community of the camp. “We teach girls that milk cows are docile creatures, that a little bit of muck on their faces and clothes means nothing compared to the good feeling from helping animals, and that work can be just as rewarding and satisfying as playtime,” says Gay in promotion of the camp. Gay Rodgers truly is changing lives at Hameau Farm - one girl, one Ayrshire and one summer at a time.

RED ROCK AYRSHIRES

Rick Schwoerer & Mina Gumieny Wade, Brooklyn & Colby Edgar, WI 715-352-3154 Southern National Jr. Continued from Page 7 Junior State Herd 1. Ohio; 2. Indiana Best Animal Bred & Owned 1. Spring Vale Burdt Applefritter, Jeffrey Hubbard, Jr. Junior Showmanship Dylan Tindle, Taylorsville, KY Senior Showmaship Leanne Vanderlaar, Frederick, OK

Call Lindsey Rucks today to talk about promoting your Ayrshires! 863.634.3187 or email: purebredpublishinglr@gmail.com 11


Continued from Page 14 The ABA has been working diligently to focus on increased profitability and greater production in everything we do, including our promotion and marketing efforts at national shows. Some of the reasons behind the change with the fall yearling class include: - Promote freshening heifers at a younger age - Promotes increased breeding efficiency - Increased profit - fewer days feeding prior to 1st calving - Increased profit – more milk lifetime - Increased profit – more offspring lifetime - Provides potential for more lactations on pedigrees for marketing - Type data will come more quickly from younger cows, faster return on proofs - Heifers will continue to grow after they calve - Perception of progressiveness to all in the industry – PRICELESS! We are seeing positive results with the Cow Performance Index (CPI) that was put into place a few years ago. The proof is in black and white for us to share with the world – U.S. Ayrshire cows do transmit! There are three dam and daughter combinations that rank in the top CPI list. Topping the list is Palmyra Bendig R Bonnie-ET, VG-89, with over 24,000M in her first lactation. Her dam ranks third, Palmyra Reality Bonnie-ET, VG-88, with records to 24,850M 5.0%F and a son in A.I. Both have All-American honors in their pedigrees, and are bred and owned by Palmyra Farm, Hagerstown, MD. The second cow on the list is Van-De Jerry K-T-Did Cricket, EX92 3E, with records to 28,640M 4.1%F and over 134,000M lifetime. Her daughter, Van-De Orkko Cricket Croquet, ranks fourth. She made over 21,000M 4.6%F in her first lactation. Both are bred by Van-De Ayrshires, Transfer, PA. “Cricket” is owned by the partnership of Lynn Lee, David Koss and Gerald Koss, Epworth, IA. “Croquet” is owned by Rob and Tiffany Hazeltine, Janesville, WI. The final dam/daughter pair in the top 10 is Palmyra Calimero R. Bailey-ET and her daughter, Palmyra Reality Bailey-ET. “Calimero Bailey” ranks fifth, is VG-89, has records to 29,374M 4.5%F and a Continued on Page 28

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DECEMBER 2012 U.S. AYRSHIRE YOUNG A.I. SIRES ABS GLOBAL 29AY7659 PTA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

PALMYRA REALITY BRAZIL 69261831 97.68% AYRSHIRE +1088M +42F +30P +2.95SCS +0.7PL -0.6DPR +282NM$ +1.1TYPE P7 PALMYRA TRI-STAR REALITY 100369452 PALMYRA CALIMERO R BETHANY-ET 65003047 95.37% AYRSHIRE 89 #61 HIGH CPI LIST MARGOT CALIMERO 10310847 (CAN) 90.75% AYRSHIRE 2-10 328D 20470M 4.0% 818F 3.2% 658P +896M +29F +31P +295NM$

ACCELERATED GENETICS, BARABOO, WI 14AY28 SCAPELAND POKER SAWYER 100531732 PA: +820M +27F +15P +2.77SCS +2.2PL -0.3DPR +259NM$ +0.2TYPE PVALUE: P6 SIRE: DES CHAMOIS POKER-ET 8401621 (CAN) DAM: SCAPELAND STARDOM B. DORIE 100357659 DAM’S SCORE: 90 MGS: STRATHBURN STARDOM 811990 (CAN) DAM’S BEST: 5-09 305D 29360M 3.4% 1000F 2.7% 794P DAM’S PTA: +1398M +30F +25P +332NM$ 14AY29 HAYNES-FARM WINGNUT 68867588 PA: +734M +14F +18P +2.78SCS +2.4PL +1.2DPR +308NM$ +1.3TYPE PVALUE: P8 SIRE: PALMYRA TRI-STAR BURDETTE-ET 100419568 DAM: HAYNES-FARM MAR WISTERIA 65000575 DAM’S SCORE: 88 MGS: ROSAYARE BB MARSHALL 100166264 DAM’S BEST: 3-02 332D 23010M 3.6% 835F 3.0% 690P DAM’S PTA: +675M +0F +6P +195NM$ 14AY30 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

FAMILY-AF-AYR REM DBL BARREL-ET 100601945 97.86% AYRSHIRE +82M 0F +1P +3.05SCS +1.2PL +0.8DPR +76NM$ +1.1TYPE P7 MAPLEBURN REMINGTON-ET 10316238 (CAN) FAMILY-AF-AYR CALIMERO DYNAMO 100470495 95.37% AYRSHIRE 91 MARGOT CALIMERO 10310847 (CAN) 90.75% AYRSHIRE 3-11 365D 28400 3.8% 1075F 3.0% 862P +253M +18 +3P +55NM$

14AY31 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

PALMYRA CALIMERO BLACKJACK-ET 69261843 95.37% AYRSHIRE +498M +22F +16P +2.91SCS +0.3PL +0.4DPR +186NM$ +1.2TYPE P7 MARGOT CALIMERO 10310847 (CAN) 90.75% AYRSHIRE PALMYRA TRI-STAR BROOKE-ET 65000848 90 PALMYRA TRI-STAR 150440 2-05 365D 26070M 3.9% 1013F 3.2% 837P +937M +29F +25P +245NM$

1AY340 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

PALMYRA BENDIG BERNADO-ET 63518163 +1203M +48F +38P +2.88SCS +1.5PL -1.2DPR +341NM$ +1.3TYPE P6 PALMYRA JERRY BENDIG-ET 100323168 PALMYRA TRI-STAR R.J. BONNIE 100164749 92-2E PALMYRA TRI-STAR 150440 7-05 305D 28220M 4.3% 1207F 3.2% 913P +1063M +38F +36P +284NM$

1AY341 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

ANMAR JUPITER JOEY 1010 840003007525611 86.42% AYRSHIRE +1488M +64F +47P +2.64SCS +3.6PL +2.0DPR +565NM$ P9 KILDARE JUPITER-ET 101034046 (CAN) 82.85% AYRSHIRE ANMAR HUMOUR JOSEPHINE-ET 62953781 90% AYRSHIRE 85 KELLCREST HUMOUR 103193691 (CAN) 80% AYRSHIRE 1-08 288D 22930M 5.2% 1187F 2.9% 656P +1835M +83F +56P +580NM$

GENEX/CRI, SHAWANO, WI

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SELECT SIRES, PLAIN CITY, OH 7AY90 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

LIBBY’S LOCHINVAR 100543021 +870M +22F +27P +2.91SCS +0.3PL 0.0DPR +222NM$ +1.5TYPE P8 PALMYRA TRI-STAR BURDETTE-ET 100419568 COVEY-FARMS WILTON LIBBY 100430545 93-2E LABRIE WILTON-ET 10304106 (CAN) 4-11 365D 38550M 3.5% 1330F 2.8% 1090P +950M +16F +24P +27NM$

7AY91 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

DUNCAN MADMAX-ET 100582934 +468M +14F +18P +3.22SCS +0.9PL +1.1DPR +146NM$ +0.4TYPE P6 GALNEY-EPC GALANT RAMIUS 100216624 PALMYRA R. CHRISTIE-ET 100216697 85 COVEY-FARMS RAMSES RECRUITER 145754 7-08 365D 50240M 3.9% 1947F 3.1% 1578P +863M +29F +32P +307NM$

7AY93 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

PALMYRA BENDIG BERKELY-ET 69261805 +1450M +65F +43P +2.88SCS +1.4PL -1.7DPR +386NM$ +1.4TYPE P7 PALMYRA JERRY BENDIG-ET 100323168 PALMYRA REALITY BONNIE-ET 65003767 88 #3 HIGH CPI COW PALMYRA TRI-STAR REALITY 100369452 3-08 311D 24850M 5.0% 1250F 3.3% 829P +1558M +73F +46P +373NM$

7AY96 840003007525668 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

ANMAR JUPITER NEPTUNE 1067 91.42% AYRSHIRE +1378M +51F +41P +2.67SCS +3.2PL +0.8DPR +460NM$ P8 KILDARE JUPITER-ET 101034046 (CAN) 82.85% AYRSHIRE ANMAR KOOL JONI 100449345 91 #40 HIGH CPI COW EMERALD-FARMS PARDNER KOOL 100339358 2-11 358D 29170M 3.7% 1087F 3.3% 971P +1617M +57F +44P +369NM$

7AY97 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

PALMYRA REALITY GIBBS-ET 69261849 +1512M +48F +36P +2.89SCS +0.5PL -1.0DPR +298NM$ +1.1TYPE P6 PALMYRA TRI-STAR REALITY 100369452 PALMYRA RAVEN S. GINGER 100330199 89 #29 HIGH CPI COW GALNEY-EPC RIPKEN RAVEN 100203204 4-06 365D 35760M 4.5% 1626F 2.9% 1052P +1742M +41F +41P +326NM$

TAURUS SERVICE, INC., MEHOOPANY, PA 76AY0750 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

FAMILY-AF-AYR DOUBLWHAMMY 100516902 95.37% AYRSHIRE -215M -1F -7P +3.06SCS +0.2PL +1.0DPR +7NM$ +1.0TYPE P7 MARGOT CALIMERO 10310847 (CAN) 90.75% AYRSHIRE FAMILY-AF-AYR DK DESIREE 1020932 95-4E DALTONDALE’S KELLOGG 144860 13-03 365D 27700M 4.1% 1122F 2.9% 794P -490M -17F -22P -113NM$

76AY0751 PTA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

DU PETIT LAC HAMMER-ET 100545162 95.37% AYRSHIRE +322M +11F +9P +3.09SCS -0.9PL +0.4DPR +33NM$ +0.8TYPE P7 MARGOT CALIMERO 10310847 (CAN) 90.75% AYRSHIRE DU PETIT LAC SYLVESTER HAMENDE 100329908 (CAN) 95-2E (CAN) EMBRYO-STAR SYLVESTER-ET 823041 (CAN) 5-08 305D 22207M 3.3% 743F 3.1% 694P (CAN) +584M +6F +10P -63NM$

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76AY753 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

WROUGHTON LORD WINSTON 6181463 (GBR) -45M -7F -2P +2.85SCS +0.2PL +0.2DPR +19NM$ -0.2TYPE P5 MCCORNICK NELSON-ET 03000006180464 (GBR) WROUGHTON JANET 2 0300000001476296 (GBR) 94-2E (GBR) CELANDINE FIRST LORD 811799 (GBR) 8-03 305D 25410M 3.8% 963F 3.2% 807P (GBR) -182M -18F -6P

76AY0754 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

PALMYRA RAVEN BENEVOLA-ET 66596063 +1304M +36F +37P +2.97SCS +1.5PL -0.3DPR +290NM$ +1.0TYPE P7 GALNEY-EPC RIPKEN RAVEN 100203204 PALMYRA JERRY BETHANY-ET 100323122 90 KILDARE JERRY-ET 10002432 (CAN) 3-05 365D 36090M 4.2% 1510F 3.3% 1194P +1350M +55F +48P +583NM$

76AY0755 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA: 76AY0756 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

HIDDEN-VALLEY GARTH’S BRANDON 50803818 -239M -5F -2P +2.78SCS +1.7PL +0.3DPR +113NM$ +0.5TYPE P7 HIDDEN-VALLEY GARTH 100135646 HIDDEN-VALLEY WILTON BROOKE 100432819 88 LABRIE WILTON-ET 10304106 (CAN) 3-08 327D 15900M 4.0% 629F 3.1% 499P -121M -3F +0P -38NM$

76AY0757 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

PALMYRA REALITY BRADOCK-ET 69261803 97.68% AYRSHIRE +1430M +64F +41P +2.95SCS -0.2PL -1.4DPR +314NM$ +1.2TYPE P6 PALMYRA TRI-STAR REALITY 100369452 PALMYRA CALIMERO R. BAILEY-ET 65003048 95.37% AYRSHIRE 89 #5 HIGH CPI COW MARGOT CALIMERO 10310847(CAN) 90.75% AYRSHIRE 3-07 365D 29370M 4.5% 1309F 3.3% 959P +1578M +72F +52P +358NM$

76AY0758 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

HARESFOOT ELEGANT 03000006181396 (GBR) +327M +27F +10P +3.00SCS -0.2PL -0.6DPR +85NM$ NA SHADY WALNUT CONN 10304939 (CAN) HARESFOOT ELLA 47 03000001463248 (GBR) 94-3X (GBR) CUTHILL TOWERS AUTUMN GOLD-ET 030000000179274 (GBR) 10-01 305D 25002M 4.7% 1182F 3.1% 774P (GBR) +614M +25F +15P

76AY759 100609185 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

BLIND-BUCK-VALLEY POKERS PEDRO-ET

76AY0760 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

FAMILY-AF-AYR POKER DUNCAN-ET 100561069 +74M +18F +3P +2.90SCS +1.0PL +0.1DPR +139NM$ +0.9TYPE P7 DES CHAMOIS POKER-ET 8401621 (CAN) FAMILY-AF-AYR CORNELIUS DAISY 100136647 94-4E FOREVER SCHOON MM CORNELIUS-ET 782514 (CAN) 9-06 365D 25650M 4.2% 1069F 3.2% 812P -94M +12F +1P +91NM$

SEMEX USA, MADISON, WI 200AY00716 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

DE LA PLAINE PRIME 106061020 (CAN) +887M +49F +29P +2.84SCS -0.5PL -1.0DPR +258NM$ +0.7TYPE P7 PALMYRA TRI-STAR REALITY 100639452 FOREVER SCHOON PING 9591001 (CAN) 89 (CAN) LAGACE MODEM-ET 8389304 (CAN) 3-08 365D 26989M 4.6% 1239F 3.5% 946P (CAN) +494M +42F +28P

200AY00732 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

LAGACE MORDICUS-ET 106261728 (CAN) 91.42% AYRSHIRE +1642M +73F +51P +2.90SCS +0.6PL 0.0DPR +441NM$ +0.4TYPE P5 PALMYRA TRI-STAR REALITY 100369452 LAGACE BJ MODEL 104055167(CAN) 82.85% AYRSHIRE 85 (CAN) B JURIST 91011 (SRB) 65.7% AYRSHIRE 3-11 305D 26960M 4.4% 1195F 3.7% 1003P (CAN) +2002M +91F +72P

200AY00748 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

FAUCHER HOMERUN 106675541 (CAN) -13M -4F +7P +3.06SCS -0.3PL +0.7DPR +28NM$ +0.5TYPE P6 MAPLEBURN REMINGTON-ET 10316238 (CAN) FAUCHER LOTO OPA 102635126 (CAN) 96-2E(CAN) FAUCHER LOTO-ET 100310616(CAN) 6-08 305D 28300M 4.6% 1312F 3.3% 939P (CAN) +62M +10F +14P

200AY00750 PA: PVALUE: SIRE: DAM: DAM’S SCORE: MGS: DAM’S BEST: DAM’S PTA:

LESSARD LEO-ET 106744375 (CAN) 93.66% AYRSHIRE +848M +47F +27P +2.89SCS +1.0PL +1.3DPR +333NM$ +0.1TYPE NA JELYCA OBLIQUE 7407843 (CAN) 91.95% AYRSHIRE LESSARD CALIMERO LORELLI 103750843 (CAN) 95.37% AYRSHIRE 88 (CAN) MARGOT CALIMERO 10310847 (CAN) 90.75% AYRSHIRE 3-06 305D 32754M 3.9 1281F 3.2 1058P (CAN) +786M +36F +24P

CORRECTION The photo used on the cover last month had the youth identified incorrectly. Below is the correct photo and names. We apologize for the inconvenience.

+180M +11F +5P +2.86SCS +0.9PL -0.6DPR +122NM$ +0.4TYPE P5 DES CHAMOIS POKER-ET 8401621 (CAN) BLIND BUCK VALL SOL REDPEPPER 100428210 94-2E MAPLE-DELL SOLDIER-ET 144929 5-08 323D 29360M 4.0% 1186F 3.1% 897P +117M -1F +5P +57NM$ FAMILY-AF-AYR REALITY DAZZLE-ET 100605350 +594M +34F +16P +2.95SCS +0.1PL -0.1DPR +180NM$ +1.1TYPE P7 PALMYRA TRI-STAR REALITY 100369452 FAMILY-AF-AYR CORNELIUS DAISY 100136647 94-3E FOREVER SCHOON MM CORNELIUS-ET 782514 (CAN) 9-06 365D 25650M 4.2% 1069F 3.2% 812P -94M +12F +1P +91NM$

An enthusiastic group of New York Junior Members are also featured this month. They worked hard to sell the most National Ayrshire Youth Raffle tickets in 2012 to earn a spot on this cover! (l-r) front row: Brennan Lester, Eliza McCaulley, Erin Curtis Szalach and Katelyn Walley; Middle row: Kayla McCaulley, Paige DeMun, Neil Luckman and Matthew Sweeney; Back row: Christopher Sweeney, Tylor McCaulley and Xavier Altmeter. Photo by Diana Curtis.

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New York Ayrshire Breeders’ Jim Curtis, President 315.655.8909 | Jim Patsos, Jr., Vice-President 315.568.2470 Joan Curtis, Secretary 315.655.8909 Kathleen Haynes Randall, Treasurer 315.696.8353 | Diana Curtis, Youth Director 315.289.3074

A Big Thank You to the Recent Buyers of Kler-Vue Cattle

Mandacres Ayrshires

Nick Ridley, Maine Mary Knoll Farm, Maine Emerald Farms, Fenton Bros, Ohio Mackey Wright, Kitty Hawk Ayrshire, Montrose, PA

Sunny Acres Farm Doug & Kathe Evans & Family

Sal & Jeanne Licata & Amanda Rottingen 263 Petkewec Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326 607-293-7392

4106 Davenport Road Georgetown, NY 13072 315.837.4777 Andrew: 315.750.0719 Greg: 315.456.8283 sunnyacresayrshires@gmail.com

Larry A Felt, Canton, NY Matt and Dawn Partridge, Auburn, NY

Ethier Acres Alain & Diane Ethier Argyle, NY 12809 518-638-6597

Cedarcut Farm The Curtis Family 3552 East Road Cazenovia, NY 13035 Home / Fax: 315.655.8909 Jim Cell: 315.380.5144 Diana 315.289.3074

Congratulations to the following in the NY Youth Production Contest. 2-Year-Old Mega-Star Big Red, VG-87 20,320M 711F 650P -Owned by Tylor McCaulley, Cazenovia, NY 3-Year-Old Cedarcut Trident Tornado Tate, GP-84 20,060M 862F 682P -Owned by Tylor McCaulley, Cazenovia, NY 4-Year-Old Cedarcut Prudence Caye Cherish, EX-92 21,630M 800F 605P -Owned by Tylor McCaulley, Cazenovia, NY For more information on the NY Junior Ayrshire Club, go to www.nyayrshire.com or contact Diana Curtis, Youth Director at dcurtis26@gmail.com or 315.289.3074.

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Cows Scored Excellent Score 94 93 93 93 93 93 93 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90

Animal

November 2012 to December 2012 Date Scored BAA

G-FORCE SARGE’S HALEY F100523139 11/10/12 SHAMROCK-HILLS JEFFERSON F100486612 12/05/12 LOCUST-SPRING SKYBUCK TRIXIE F100238442 11/21/12 NEW-AYR 28’S BRENDA G100383674 11/10/12 SWEET PEPPER MOONRIVER FEATHER F1021512 11/14/12 TMB SPECIAL K HELOISE F100386275 11/16/12 CIMARRON VALLEY C. LAILA F100499630 11/16/12 HEINEMAN SPECIAL SCOTCH F100493120 11/07/12 JACKSON-HILL PETE TANYA F100513972 11/08/12 LONE-ELM L.H.J. LEANA F100493223 12/13/12 VALES-PRIDE RAWHIDE BOSTON F100551839 10/31/12 G-FORCE BILLICK JACKPOT F100572834 11/10/12 ETHIER-ACRES TOF ERIN F100514900 11/21/12 MOWRY’S KELLYBUCK POLLY F100506811 12/05/12 G-FORCE SARGE DEANNA F100505838 11/10/12 MOWRY’S WILTON TRISTA F100477933 12/05/12 HAWKSFIELD SONG BIRD F100561377 12/06/12 HEINEMAN WILTON RAEGAN F100540729 11/07/12 G-FORCE SPECIAL JAMIE F100563388 11/10/12 JACKSON HILL HERCULES RO F100518379 11/08/12 MEADOWDALE EF RILEY F100447763 12/14/12 VALES-PRIDE SANTIAGO EDEN F100511792 12/27/12 BROWN-BROOK BRENDAN KISS F100419036 11/08/12 BLUE-SPRUCE TRI STAR CREAM F100526383 11/29/12 LONE-ELM MODEM LADY F100541506 12/13/12 DALTONDALE LOTO MADORA F100515330 12/14/12 HARDY FARM NOLAN ELANTRA F100397189 05/21/12 LOCUST-SPRING RAVEN EXTRA F100504387 11/21/12 G-FORCE BBBK TRENA F100466298 11/10/12 JACKSON-HILL GEORGE TESSA F100418044 11/08/12 KORNBAU ACRES THUNDER F100506576 11/13/12 BLIND BUCK VAL CAYNE PEPPER F100538113 10/18/12 VALES-PRIDE SUPREME JEWEL F100511822 12/27/12 LOCUST-SPRING BERRY DAQUIRI F100525579 11/21/12 MUELLERS M LEGUE CAYLEE F100572003 11/16/12 HEINEMAN CALIMERO SHORTCAKE F100464586 11/07/12 MAPLE-DELL HERMAN JAZZIE F100526767 10/31/12 LONE-ELM BBBK MARBLE F100550548 12/13/12 PALMYRA RAMI BONNIE BENTLY F100540738 11/07/12 HEINEMAN ROOSTER SPLASH F100549175 11/07/12 VAN-DE ORKKO CAITLIN CORKY F100545377 09/26/12 VALLEYPEAK RAISIN’S JELLYBEAN F100591453 11/16/12 LONE-ELM LAW BELLA F100482038 12/13/12 JACKSON-HILL GEORGE JETTA F100418026 11/08/12 CREEK-VIEW SHIPLEY PRIZE F100479654 11/01/12 PLUM-BOTTOM PARAGON’S AIDA F100325375 11/01/12 BAR-VUE POKER ROYAL F65342910 12/19/12 BROWN-BROOK PARDNER DAMASCUS F100457500 11/08/12 HEINEMAN ICEMAN ROSEBUD F100398201 11/07/12 BLUE-SPRUCE MEDALIST 8629 F840003009183426 11/29/12 BLUE-SPRUCE RAMIUS 8824 F840003009183427 11/29/12 BROWN-BROOK CALIMERO PEONY F100552791 11/08/12 G-FORCE DOUBLE XL ISABELLA F100531312 11/10/12 NAUTA SWED PEANUT F100548660 12/19/12 SPRING-VALE BURDETTE APPLE F100559042 12/18/12 KORNBAU ACRES NOEL F100471713 11/13/12 LONE-ELM PATRIOT RIKKI F100433070 12/13/12 JACKSON-HILL GLADIATOR FEATHER F68635743 11/08/12 LOCUST-SPRING JERICHO VAL F100504396 11/21/12 KORNBAU ACRES LOULABELLE F100497106 11/13/12 FENCROFT SARGE UNOME F100534221 12/17/12 LOCUST-SPRING JAYE’S TEQUILA F100395440 11/21/12

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111.9 110.7 110.7 110.7 110.7 110.7 110.7 109.5 109.5 109.5 110.5 111.6 109.5 109.5 109.5 109.5 110.5 109.4 109.4 108.3 108.3 108.3 108.3 108.3 109.4 108.3 108.3 108.3 108.3 108.3 108.3 109.4 108.3 108.3 109.4 108.3 108.3 109.4 108.2 108.2 108.2 111.4 107.1 107.1 107.1 107.1 108.2 107.1 107.1 109.2 109.2 108.2 107.1 108.2 108.2 107.1 107.1 109.2 107.1 107.1 107.1 107.1

Born

12/28/07 11/16/06 09/01/01 01/12/03 08/11/97 07/19/04 12/24/06 03/26/07 09/01/07 04/05/07 12/10/08 07/06/09 10/10/06 10/30/07 10/07/07 12/16/06 09/02/08 06/02/08 01/10/09 12/01/07 09/02/05 12/12/07 06/03/04 10/13/07 08/14/08 01/13/08 04/06/05 09/02/07 04/04/06 08/17/05 08/14/07 06/30/08 11/02/07 12/31/07 09/13/08 08/09/06 03/02/08 12/05/08 06/02/08 09/15/08 04/21/08 04/17/10 03/12/07 09/01/05 03/02/07 07/20/03 09/02/08 04/10/06 01/26/05 06/01/09 09/13/09 06/01/08 04/21/08 08/04/08 09/21/08 12/21/06 10/26/05 07/05/09 08/09/07 04/20/07 03/08/08 09/19/04

Owner

GILLETTE, TIM & MARY, WHITEWATER, WI MOWRY, JASON, ROARING SPRINGS, PA BOGARDUS, JAMES C., SCHOHARIE, NY GILLETTE, TIM & MARY, WHITEWATER, WI DONOVAN, BEVERLY J., BENTON, ME HALL, GENE, JR., CUSHING, OK HALL, GENE, JR., CUSHING, OK HEINEMAN-FULLER, ANGELA, ATTICA, NY ATHERTON, JEFF, GREENWOOD, NY HOPPAUGH, DANIEL R., COLUMBIA CROSSROAD, PA PATRICK, DAVID, WOODBINE, MD GILLETTE, TIM & MARY, WHITEWATER, WI BOGARDUS, JAMES C., SCHOHARIE, NY MOWRY, JASON, ROARING SPRINGS, PA GILLETTE, TIM & MARY, WHITEWATER, WI MOWRY, JASON, ROARING SPRINGS, PA SAYLES, CHARLES, PERRY, MI HEINEMAN-FULLER, ANGELA, ATTICA, NY GILLETTE, TIM & MARY, WHITEWATER, WI ATHERTON, JEFF, GREENWOOD, NY OFFER, JOHN & SHAUNA, AUBURNDALE, WI VALENTINE, MICHAEL & DENISE, EMMITSBURG, MD GRAVES, DALE L. OR LINDA S., RANDOLPH, NY BLUE SPRUCE FARM INC, BRIDPORT, VT HOPPAUGH, DANIEL R., COLUMBIA CROSSROAD, PA OFFER, JOHN & SHAUNA, AUBURNDALE, WI HARDY, HENRY JACK, FARMINGTON, ME BOGARDUS, JAMES C., SCHOHARIE, NY GILLETTE, TIM & MARY, WHITEWATER, WI ATHERTON, JEFF, GREENWOOD, NY KORNBAU, WILLIAM C., SALEM, OH GALLAGHER, JEAN, SCHUYLERVILLE, NY VALENTINE, MICHAEL & DENISE, EMMITSBURG, MD BOGARDUS, JAMES C., SCHOHARIE, NY HALL, GENE, JR., CUSHING, OK HEINEMAN-FULLER, ANGELA, ATTICA, NY PATRICK, DAVID, WOODBINE, MD HOPPAUGH, DANIEL R., COLUMBIA CROSSROAD, PA HEINEMAN-FULLER, ANGELA, ATTICA, NY HEINEMAN-FULLER, ANGELA, ATTICA, NY HAZELTINE, MARGARET L., JANESVILLE, WI WARD, KYLIE & SALEM, LEXINGTON, NC HOPPAUGH, DANIEL R., COLUMBIA CROSSROAD, PA ATHERTON, JEFF, GREENWOOD, NY RODGERS, AUDREY GAY, BELLEVILLE, PA RODGERS, AUDREY GAY, BELLEVILLE, PA IRRTHUM FARM, INC., WANAMINGO, MN GRAVES, DALE L. OR LINDA S., RANDOLPH, NY HEINEMAN-FULLER, ANGELA, ATTICA, NY BLUE SPRUCE FARM INC, BRIDPORT, VT BLUE SPRUCE FARM INC, BRIDPORT, VT GRAVES, DALE L. OR LINDA S., RANDOLPH, NY GILLETTE, TIM & MARY, WHITEWATER, WI JOHNS, LARRY & JONATHAN, ROCKVALE, TN VALENTINE, MARK R., THURMONT, MD KORNBAU, WILLIAM C., SALEM, OH HOPPAUGH, DANIEL R., COLUMBIA CROSSROAD, PA ATHERTON, JEFF, GREENWOOD, NY BOGARDUS, JAMES C., SCHOHARIE, NY KORNBAU, WILLIAM C., SALEM, OH C R FARM, LINWOOD, JR. &, NEWBURY, VT BOGARDUS, JAMES C., SCHOHARIE, NY Continued on page 18 17


Pennsylvania Ayrshire Breeders’ Association

Representing Pennsylvania, New Jersey & West Virginia Ayrshire Breeders

Classification Results

PA Farm Show Results 2nd Place Spring Calf Maulfair Acres Diego Eva - David Maulfair 1st Place Winter Calf Maulfair Acres Eclipse, Jr. Champion - Rachel Maulfair 1st Place Fall Calf Maulfair Acres Fred Ideal - David Maulfair 1st Place Dry Cow Maulfair Acres Journ Electra, 85 - Rachel Maulfair 2nd Place Sr. Two Year Old Maulfair Acres Trident Brandy, 85 - Dale Maulfair 1st Place Jr. Three Year Old Maulfair Acres Burdette Ivy, 89, Reserve Grand Champion - David Maulfair 1st Place Sr. Three Year Old Fairburn Soapy, 90 - David Maulfair 1st Place Four Year Old Maulfair Acres Prowler Payton, 90, Champion Udder, Grand Champion - Pattie Maulfair 2nd Place Four Year Old Maulfair Acres Blackout QT, 88 - Dale Maulfair 1st Place- Jr. Best Three 1st Place- Exhibitor Herd Premier Breeder & Exhibitor

For more info contact any state officer or visit our website : www.paayrshires.com President: Jason Mowry 3400 Lafayette Road | Roaring Springs PA 16673 Phone 814-224-2381 Vice President: Todd Frescura 204 Kemerer Road | Latrobe, PA 15650 Phone: Home- 724-423-3718 Barn- 724-424-2301 | Cell- 724-875-4633 Secretary/Treasurer: Bonnie Wentworth 1026 River Road | Quarryville, PA 17566 Phone: (717) 548-3896

2 Excellents Plum Bottom Paragon Aida Creek Side Shipley Prize (a Paris granddaughter) 5 Very Good (3 - 2-yr-olds) 5 Good 2 Fair Rolling Herd Average: 14,003M 3.9% 550F 3.2% 443P 10 - 1st calf heifers, 2 - 2nd calf, 4 older cows Always “Raised to Graze”

Plum Bottom Ayrshires Audrey Gay Rodgers

6364 SR 655 | Belleville, PA 17004 717-667-3731 | www.hameaufarm.com email: hameau@embarqmail.com

55 memberships in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

PA Farm Show Results 2nd Winter Calf- Barrens-View Burdette Lyza 3rd Fall Calf Open and 1st Jr.- Barrens-View TSB Margarit 4th Fall Calf- Barrens-View Burdette Snoopy 3rd Jr Best 3 Females 3rd Sr. 3-Year-Old- Barrens-View Poker Memphis 1st 5 Year-Old and Reserve Grand Youth Show- Sunrise-Ridge Farah Keep the blurb about Farah and her being EX-91 etc. 2nd Place Exhibitors Herd Farah (scored EX-91) recently freshened with a Burdette bull calf. She had 105 lbs. of milk on her first test. Wish we had a whole barn full of Farahs!

The Baumgardner Family

Dale & Pattie Maulfair Jamie, Daryl, Jennifer, David & Rachel Maulfair 400 S. Center St. Jonestown, PA 17038 (717) 865-6439

Dan, Lori, Justin (Jud), Amy, Nate, Katie, and Rebekah Dillsburg, PA 717-432-3169 l wildcowz@ptd.net Visitors Always Welcome!

Excellent Continued from Page 17 90 BROWN-BROOK PARDNER MAGGIE F100547098 11/08/12 90 MEADOWDALE BBK MANDY F100495935 12/14/12 90 RANDOM-LUCK MELISSA F100412721 11/10/12 90 BROWN-BROOK RENO DREAMER F100457470 11/08/12 90 MAPLE-DELL CHARLESTON GIGGLE F100367133 12/05/12 90 GOLD CIRCLE CALIMERO TEASPOON F100496084 11/13/12 90 G-FORCE BILLICK DIAMOND F100572816 11/10/12 90 MAPLEBURN LOTO CHARM F100571356 12/14/12 90 BROWN-BROOK ROMEO NOREEN F100507867 11/08/12 90 MEADOWDALE JJ DAISEY MAY F100526945 12/14/12 90 CIMARRON VALLEY W. KAYLA F100499603 11/16/12

108.2 107.1 107.1 107.1 107.1 107.1 109.2 107.1 107.1 107.1 107.1

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GRAVES, DALE L. OR LINDA S., RANDOLPH, NY OFFER, JOHN & SHAUNA, AUBURNDALE, WI GILLETTE, TIM & MARY, WHITEWATER, WI GRAVES, DALE L. OR LINDA S., RANDOLPH, NY MOWRY, JASON, ROARING SPRINGS, PA KORNBAU, WILLIAM C., SALEM, OH GILLETTE, TIM & MARY, WHITEWATER, WI OFFER, JOHN & SHAUNA, AUBURNDALE, WI GRAVES, DALE L. OR LINDA S., RANDOLPH, NY OFFER, JOHN & SHAUNA, AUBURNDALE, WI HALL, GENE, JR., CUSHING, OK

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How do we “enhance” an animal’s performance in the herd?

T

he goal of every dairy producer is enhanced performance of all animal’s in the milking herd. The very foundation of this premise begins at birth of the calf. Recent studies are indicating that early life nutrient intake – how the calf is fed prior to weaning - has long-term implications on future productivity and profitability. In this article we will focus on “accelerated calf growth” as well as early calf health to enhance our animal’s performance in the milking herd. The long-term benefits of feeding a highquality, high-protein diet to calves will bring both health as well as financial revenues for the dairy producer. Two main goals are: 1. Provide high-quality colostrum right away. This is an obvious statement. It is no secret that the foundation of any calfrearing program is good quality, ample amounts of colostrums fed in a timely manner. Research shows that calves that do not receive s sufficient amount of high quality colostrum in a timely fashion will experience lower average daily gains (ADG), delayed time to first calving and subsequently produce less milk and milk fat during their first lactation. 2. Provide more than the minimum requirements. By feeding calves at a nutrient level above maintenance requirements, we are setting the calf up for a better lifetime of milk production. Supplying a high-energy, high-protein diet through liquid feeds (milk/milk replacer) as well as starter grain enables the calf to reach her growth potential and herd goals of doubling weight by 8 weeks of age. Following the above suggestions can result in positive and profitable results. Studies by Dr. Van Amburgh of Cornell have found that calves fed an accelerated growth program produce an additional 1,700 lbs. of milk in the first lactation! Even in today’s age of increased feed costs taken into account, this increase in production can translate to an additional $231 per animal of financial advantage for the dairy producer (at $18/cwt milk). Looking back at the US dairy industry over the last century, economics and sanitary considerations have led producers Winter 2013

away from allowing calves to be raised by suckling the cow. Economically the incentive has been to wean calves as quickly as possible (without sacrificing health) from more expensive alternatives such as milk or milk replacers to feeding less expensive concentrate-based feeds (starters) and forages. It has been shown that health of the calves consistently improved once the calves were weaned from liquid feeds. This is most likely due to the extensive detoxifying ability of the rumen, the “bulking effects” of solid feeds in the intestines, and substantial improvements in energy balance. Another benefit of early weaning was a considerable decrease in labor requirements (as well as an improvement of mentality of the person feeding the bucket calves) when calves no longer had to be fed individually and were housed in groups. The first milk replacer was developed in 1951 and before that it was common for farmers to feed considerably more milk (as much as 4 qts./feeding = 8 qts./day) than is common practice today. The current convention of raising calves in North America has worked reasonably well while allowing producers to wean healthy calves by 5 weeks of age at minimal costs. We will call this the conventional method of limit feeding calves. Unfortunately, the dairy industry in the US has become accustomed and almost comfortable with an unacceptably high rate of heifer mortality (10.8%; National Animal Health Monitoring System, 2003). Therefore the increase savings of “limit” feeding calves and weaning earlier to decrease the amount spent on expensive milk replacers will be lost on veterinary expenses and treatment costs as well as decreased production later in life of those animals. Could feeding an accelerated program dramatically reduce the mortality rates and expenses related to treatments? Let’s look at the accelerated feeding programs. The main principal is the rate of milk replacer feeding (2 to 2.5 lb of powder) which is approximately twice that of conventional recommendations (1 to 1.25lb of powder). The milk replacer must also contain greater amounts of crude protein (CP), similar to the amount in whole milk solids, in order to meet the amino acid requirements of the rapidly

growing bone and muscle. Therefore the goal of the accelerated program is to capitalize on the rapid and efficient early lean growth potential of young calves, allowing for greater frame growth without fattening. The target rate of growth will obviously greater than the conventional and may reach 2 lb per day by the end of the second week. This is not to say that under exceptional management practices calves on conventional programs might reach or approach that growth rate by the third or fourth week as starter intake increases. Calves that are allowed to suckle their mothers typically consume 6 to 10 meals per day and may consume 16 to 24% of their body weight (BW) as milk after 3 to 4 weeks of age (Hafez and Lineweaver, 1968). A study done in Canada showed that calves left with their dams for 14d after birth were almost 29lb heavier at 14d of age than calves removed from the dam on d 1 and limit-fed milk (conventional feeding) whole milk at 10% of BW daily (Flower and Weary, 2001). Therefore, what I have been referring to as “accelerated growth” is actually biological normal growth. Isn’t this what Mother Nature had intended for these animals? Let me touch on two non-issues with accelerated calf growth that producers may have. Some producers may have concerns with increased scouring of calves as well as the myth of negative effects on mammary development with the accelerated program. 1. Increased scouring and unthriftiness of calves. Feeding more milk or more of a high-quality milk replacer does not cause scouring (Mylrea, 1966; Huber et al., 1984; Nocek and Braund, 1986). The occurrence of scours, unless a poorquality milk replacer containing damaged ingredients is fed, depends more on the pathogenic microorganisms in the calves environment (Roy, 1980) and the degree of environmental stress on calves (Bagley, 2001). 2. Negative effects on mammary development and subsequent milk production, or on reproductive development. Danish researchers have recently found NO evidence for effects of high growth rate during the first 2 months on mammary development (Sejrsen et al., 1998, 2000). If growth rates of 2 lb/d on starter are considered healthy and not a problem for subsequent milk production, there is no reason to expect that growth rates of that magnitude on milk replacer should have any different! Research from Michigan State University has shown that improved early nutrition actually stimulated mammary tissue development (Brown et al., 2002). Finally let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of the issue, economics. Continued on page 22 19


Very Good Milking Yearlings & 2-Year-Olds October - November 2012

Score Animal 87 STAR STRUCK B D BETHANY 87 STAR STRUCK T R TIA 85 JENNY’S CAPTAIN VELOUR 85 JENNY’S SARGE CHISTABEL 86 PINEVILLE-FARM BALTIMORE PASE 86 FOUR-HILLS M SPICE 3034 87 FOUR-HILLS M SPLASH 3043 87 SWEET-PEPPER HANNIBAL SHANNON 87 DIAMOND-RIDGE SPS HARLOW 85 KINGSWOOD BURNSIDE YOLA 89 DESIGNER GENE’S OLIVIA 86 DALTONDALE DREW SHANIQUA 86 DALTONDALE HAMMER MISS 85 DALTONDALE HAMMER ROSEBUD 85 DALTONDALE DOZER MARTY 85 DVC POKER HULA 88 DALTONDALE CAPTAIN ROSID 86 4-J A B POKER CHERRY ROSE 85 SATHRE REALITY SHELBY 85 MAPLE-DELL RIGGINS FANNY 86 PRINCESS GENEVA 85 ARB-FLO-SPR CONN JYPSIE 86 AUTUMN-AYR DREW SANTA 87 PALMYRA AMBUSH RANDY 85 PALMYRA CANNON M BLUSHING 87 PALMYRA BOSTON M BETHANY 89 PALMYRA BENDIG R BONNIE 86 PALMYRA REALITY BAILEY 88 PALMYRA BROOKE’S BELLE 88 PALMYRA TRI-STAR BOBBIE 85 AGAWAM CAPTAIN CAITLYN 87 SUNNY-ACRES BURDETTE BELLA 85 BROWN-BROOK POKER DANILEE 85 BROWN-BROOK K-BUCK BRANDY 85 BROWN-BROOK SWEDMARK MICKIE 86 BROWN-BROOK ROMEO BONUS 85 M-R TB DEEDEE 87 HARDY FARM RIO VERIFY 85 HARDY FARM POKER IVY 85 HARDY FARM POTTER AMMO 88 HARDY FARM WILTON VIVIANNA 85 HARDY FARM POKER EM 85 HARDY FARM POKER VANNA 89 DEER-HILL HANNIBAL PRIMROSE 88 WILSHORE OUTBACK LAST LADY 87 LEGACY-LANE TRIDENT BLANCHE 87 DEER-HILL HANNIBAL PREMIUMROS 85 DEER-HILL AMBUSH BAILEY 86 JACKSON-HILL BUCKY SONYADOR 85 JACKSON-HILL MARY POPPINS 87 JACKSON-HILL BUCKY BRITTANY 86 JACKSON-HILL BUCKY TIGER 85 JACKSON-HILL JACKSON GIDGET 87 P&A-HALL POKER ADDY 85 LBV RAMIUS RAMIE LAINE 86 GRAND-VIEW RAMIUS PIXIE 86 TRIPLE J KALE NICKI 85 G-FORCE SARGE’S IVORY 85 G-FORCE SARGE’S BRANDY 85 BARRENS-VIEW MODEM LYSHA 87 MACKINSON RISTOURN PAISLEY 85 MACKINSON RISTOURN PIPER 87 BAVAROISE CALIMERO IVY 85 BLUE-SPRUCE RISTOURN 9316 86 D-FUNK ASA SPICEY 88 TENTINGER STEWARD RENAE 86 TENTINGER SAM LILYPAD 87 TENTINGER STEWARD RAI 87 TENTINGER STEWARD DAPHIA 86 TENTINGER SAM LADIE 85 TENTINGER STEWARD BELLIE 85 TENTINGER EASTERN MACY

Age 2-10 2-06 2-11 2-07 2-11 2-07 2-07 2-10 2-10 2-09 2-08 2-10 2-07 2-06 2-05 2-06 2-10 2-05 2-03 2-04 2-11 2-07 2-10 2-10 2-08 2-07 2-07 2-07 2-07 2-07 2-08 2-09 2-11 2-07 2-03 2-06 2-05 2-08 2-08 2-07 2-11 2-05 2-05 2-08 2-06 2-04 2-03 2-02 2-11 2-11 2-07 2-06 2-05 2-05 2-08 2-09 2-08 2-05 2-05 2-10 2-07 2-07 2-08 2-05 2-04 2-11 2-09 2-08 2-08 2-07 2-07 2-07

Date Scored 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 10/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 10/2012 10/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012

BAA 106.6 107.6 104.1 104.1 105.3 105.3 106.6 106.6 106.6 104.1 109.0 105.3 105.3 105.2 105.2 105.2 107.8 106.4 106.1 105.2 105.3 104.1 105.3 106.6 104.1 106.6 109.0 105.3 107.8 107.8 104.1 106.6 104.1 104.1 106.1 106.4 105.2 106.6 104.1 104.1 107.8 105.2 105.2 109.0 108.9 107.6 108.6 106.1 105.3 104.1 106.6 106.4 105.2 107.6 104.1 105.3 105.3 105.2 105.2 104.1 106.6 104.1 106.6 105.2 106.4 107.8 105.3 106.6 106.6 105.3 104.1 104.1

Herd Owner ESTRELA, ANNALISA, NE ESTRELA, ANNALISA, NE POOLE, JENNIFER, PA POOLE, JENNIFER, PA CONANT, DEAN, VT FOUR HILLS FARM, VT FOUR HILLS FARM, VT HAWKSLEY, CRAIG & BONNIE, RI HAWKSLEY, CRAIG & BONNIE, RI ENNIS, JOHN, RI WHITING, SETH, PA DALTONDALE FARMS, WI DALTONDALE FARMS, WI DALTONDALE FARMS, WI DALTONDALE FARMS, WI MERTZ, DONNA, WI MERTZ, DONNA, WI BREUCH, JOSH, WI SATHRE, CRISTY, MN PATRICK, DAVID, MD PATRICK, DAVID, MD ARBAUGH, ARYN, MD KELLER, CRAIG, WI PALMYRA FARM, MD PALMYRA FARM, MD PALMYRA FARM, MD PALMYRA FARM, MD PALMYRA FARM, MD PALMYRA FARM, MD PALMYRA FARM, MD RODGERS, AUDREY GAY, PA FULLER, ANGELA, NY GRAVES, DALE & LINDA, NY GRAVES, DALE & LINDA, NY GRAVES, DALE & LINDA, NY GRAVES, DALE & LINDA, NY LEWIS, CHRISTOPHER & JEANIE, ME HARDY, HENRY, ME HARDY, HENRY, ME HARDY, HENRY, ME HARDY, HENRY, ME HARDY, HENRY, ME HARDY, HENRY, ME DONOVAN, BEVERLY, ME DONOVAN, BEVERLY, ME DONOVAN, BEVERLY, ME DONOVAN, BEVERLY, ME DONOVAN, BEVERLY, ME ATHERTON, JEFF, NY ATHERTON, JEFF, NY ATHERTON, JEFF, NY ATHERTON, JEFF, NY ATHERTON, JEFF, NY HALL, GENE JR, OK HALL, GENE JR, OK HALL, GENE JR, OK HALL, GENE JR, OK GILLETTE, TIM & MARY, WI GILLETTE, TIM & MARY, WI BAUMGARDNER, JUSTIN, PA MACKINSON, DONALD, IL MACKINSON, DONALD, IL BLUE SPRUCE FARM INC,VT BLUE SPRUCE FARM INC,VT TENTINGER, JIM & SHARON, IA TENTINGER, JIM & SHARON, IA TENTINGER, JIM & SHARON, IA TENTINGER, JIM & SHARON, IA TENTINGER, JIM & SHARON, IA TENTINGER, JIM & SHARON, IA TENTINGER, JIM & SHARON, IA TENTINGER, JIM & SHARON, IA Cont. on page 22 20 Ayrshire Digest


Vermont Ayrshire Club, Inc. Dates to remember: VT State Show, Essex Jct., Aug. 26 NE Quality Sale, Rutland, Oct. 20 We wish all a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year! President: Linwood Huntington (802) 866-5438 Vice President: Lori Before (802) 334-8198 Secretary/Treasurer: Arlene Conant (802) 728-5283

Martin & Lori Before & Family 152 Prevost Rd. Newport, VT 05855-9219

Phone/Fax: (802) 334-8198

E-mail address: agawam1@wildblue.net

Vermont - a good place to buy good Ayrshires...

Only an Ayrshire will do! STEEL WHEEL DAIRY Kelly & Renee Burke

Vermont Ayrshire Sale April 27 2013

71th New England Ayrshire Sale October 19,2013 Both sales at the Vermont State Fairgrounds, 175 S main Street, Rutland, Vermont 05701

For more information, contact...

149 Stewart Rd., Berlin, VT 05602 (802) 223-7927 - farm (802) 793-6199 - cell

Lin Huntington, Sale Mgr.

Recently scored all the two-year-olds not yet scored. 12 heifers averaged 84.3 points. Look forward to seeing how they mature because Ayrshires age like fine wine, Holsteins age like milk.

Congratulations to ABA Board of directors.

New England Quality Sale

3661 Rte. 5N Newbury, VT 05051 (802) 866-5438 phone (802) 866-5429 fax

A wise man learns from experience of others A smart man learns from experience A dumb man never learns Visitors are always welcome!

Visitors always welcome at:

Pineville Farm THE CONANT FAMILIES Randolph Center, VT 05061 (802) 728-5944

tleacows5@together.net

Maple Syrup Ayrshire Cattle

Winter 2013

CR Farm

Lin & Florrie (802) 866-5438

3661 Route 5 North on U.S. Rt. 5 Newbury, VT 05051 Fax: (802) 866-5429

Gordon and Sons (802) 866-5439

Looks like lots of changes in 2013 I’d appreciate any input from you folks.

Fencroft Farm

Brian, Judi, Stevie & Zachary Smith Pike, NH | 603.989.9886

Wishing all a Happy & Prosperous 2013

Good Oak Farm

Jim, Tina, James, Summer & Arliss 1523 Gilman Rd. Bethel, VT 05032 802-234-9588

Jim and Bev

8 Russell Rd. Tunbridge, VT 05077 802-763-8803

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Continued from Page 19 At left is a graph that summarizes the economics between conventional and accelerated (intensive growth diet) programs. The total rearing costs are similar between the programs. However the accelerated program leads earlier age at first calving as well as additional milk in first lactation. Bottom line – greater production capability = increased return on investment! This leads to early age at first calving which relates to my previous article and the benefits of calving animals before 24 months of age. This is a current hot topic but once one sits down and thinks about the theory behind it, doesn’t it make sense. Humans try to improve on many things, but Mother Nature has been doing things right for a lot longer.

Cont. from page 22 85 TENTINGER RAWHIDE UNITY 85 TENTINGER ADMISSION LEAF 85 TENTINGER POKER MARVEL 87 KIRKAMO RAMIUS RACHEL 85 PALMYRA ADMISSION CHARM 85 R-LYN RAMIUS MISTIC 87 R-LYN DIEGO JOLLY DEE 86 LOCUST-SPRING CAPT’N BROOKE 85 MOY-AYR HARMONY MILEY

Mark Your Calendars: June 26-29 National Ayrshire Convention Wilmington, OH 2-07 2-04 2-02 2-08 2-11 2-10 2-08 2-08 2-04

11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 11/2012 10/2012

104.1 105.2 106.1 106.6 104.1 104.1 106.6 105.3 105.2

TENTINGER, JIM & SHARON, IA TENTINGER, JIM & SHARON, IA TENTINGER, JIM & SHARON, IA TENTINGER, JIM & SHARON, IA DOODY, ROBERT & SHERRIE, MD DOODY, ROBERT & SHERRIE, MD DOODY, ROBERT & SHERRIE, MD BOGARDUS, JAMES, NY HAWKINS, MELISSA - 888496

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$17.00 $27.00 $32.00 $45.00 $60.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 Free Online

$28.00 $37.00 $42.00 $55.00 $70.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 Free Online

Male registration fee for those born before July 1, 2011 Males: Under 8 months $25.00 $35.00 Males: 8 to 24 months $60.00 $70.00 Males: 24 months & older $75.00 $100.00 Male registration for those born July 1, 2011 & later (Fee includes DNA testing fee) Males: Under 8 months $100.00 $110.00 Males: 8 to 24 months $150.00 $160.00 Males: 24 months & older $200.00 $210.00 Memberships Junior, valid until 21 years of age Senior Corp. or Partnership DNA Testing Females Males (for those on REWARDS, otherwise included with registration fee) Transfers Rewards Herds 0-60 days from sale date (domestic) $15.00* More than 60 days from sale date (domestic) $30.00* From Canada to the United States $15.00 To Canada, 0-60 days from sale date $20.00 To Canada, > than 60 days from sale date $25.00 Family transfers $ 7.00

$10.00 $25.00 $25.00 $45.00 $45.00 Non- Rewards

$20.00 $35.00 $20.00 $20.00 $25.00 $10.00

Reservations Farm Name (one-time charge) Tattoo number/letters (one-time charge)

$50.00 $20.00

Pedigrees Three-generation pedigree Three-generation pedigree - online Four-generation pedigree Four-generation pedigree - online Sale catalog pedigree (in catalog format)

$ 6.00 $ 4.00 $ 8.00 $ 6.00 $12.50

Rewards Program For convenience and cost-savings, REWARDS bundles registrations, pedigrees, classification, genetic summaries, monthly DHI production records and herd reports into one all-inclusive package. Contact the ABA for more detailed Rewards Program information $100 annual fee plus $18 per milking age female Classification Program Basic Program, $110 minimum charge or $12 per animal Sire Summaries Blue Book - One year subscription (3 issues) One year subscription online - coming soon! Ayrshire Digest One year, periodical rate Three years, periodical rate One year, first class rate Three years, first class rate One year, International (U.S. funds) One year, online - coming soon! Breeders’ Directory

$30.00

$35.00 $95.00 $50.00 $130.00 $60.00 $40.00

Rush Fees Rush fee for registration/transfer processing $35.00 Overnight shipping registrations/transfers $35.00 (for standard overnight envelopes, oversized packages contact ABA for more pricing information)

* The first 5 transfers for Rewards herds are included in the program fee for 2013. Winter 2013

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ARKANSAS

BUCKNER-AYR FARM Don & Betty Buckner 3228 Buckner Rd Charleton AR 72933 (479-965-2405)

CALIFORNIA

ANMAR FARM

Tami Tollenaar 11450 Carroll Rd Elk Grove CA 95757 (580-916-6383) Cell: (916-496-2973) Email: tas_wahoo@yahoo.com CONNECTICUT

KINGSWOOD FARM John Ennis 289 Providence Rd. Brooklyn CT 06234 (860-779-1513)

TOLL GATE FARM

Scott Davenport 149 West Road Salem CT (860-460-7325) E-mail: davenportsj@yahoo.com ILLINOIS

DOUBLE A FARM

Doug & Jane Murray, Gwen & Ryan Clark, Amanda & Matthew Dynes 3393 St. Rt. 17 Toulon IL 61483 Phone/Fax (309-286-5521) E-mail: jdmurray72@gmail.com

FAMILY AF-AYR FARM

Gregg & Pat Borchardt Heidi, Luke, Daniel, Sarah & Matthew 2880 Krupke Rd. Caledonia IL 61011 (815-765-2506) Website: www.familyafayrfarm.com

ILLINOIS AYRSHIRE CLUB

Pres. Gregg Borchardt 2880 Krupke Rd. Caledonia IL 61011 (815-765-2506) V. Pres. Bill Duke 3458 Bradford Blacktop Rd. Putnam IL 61560 (815-437-2963) Sec./Treas. Judy Lubben, 202 Shelley, Thomasboro, IL 61878 (217-643-7608)

MACKAYR FARM

VERACITY

Carlene & Crystal Keilbach 8303 State Rute 143 Edwardsville IL 62025 (618-977-1701) E-mail: clk921@charter.net INDIANA

APRILL FARMS

HEIM’S FARM

James D. Jr. & Judy Heims 8954 Forest Chapel Rd Anamosa IA 52205 (319-480-0304) Phone: (319-462-3315)

Tim & Grace Aprill 12765 E 100 N Greentown IN 46936 (765-628-3901) Email: gkaprill@gmail.com

IOW-SHIRE FARM

ELITE GENETICS

IOWA STATE AYRSHIRE CLUB

C. Dru & Sara Mercer 4173 E SR 67 Bryant IN 47326 (260-997-1495) E-mail: druandsara@bright.net Cell: 574-727-9192

FLOWER LAND

Rex Eiler 1399 South 700 West Larwill IN 46764 (260-610-5993) E-mail: eilerr@hotmail.com

KLEIN FARM

James Klein and Family 5191 S St Rd 1 Milton IN 47357 (765-478-3398) Cell: (765-265-1538)

OTTE DAIRY

Darren & Eric Otte 3165 W 950 S Columbus IN 47201 (812-530-6932) Eric Otte phone: (812-498-1274) E-mail: ericotte6@aol.com

WOODBROOK FARM David, Michelle, Emilie & Craig Blough 57446 CR 29 Goshen IN 46528 (574-825-5094) Cell: (574-575-2954) IOWA

BRIJ-AYR FARM

Gene Rathjen & Family 3157-140th St. Wilton IA 52778-9311 (563-732-3603) E-mail: brjayr@gmail.com Judy Cell: (563-299-2397) Gene Cell: (563-299-2403) Bridget Geigle: (563-340-2373)

BRONE-AYR FARM

Steve McDonald 12114 2050 E St Princeton IL 61356 (815-875-3516) Cell: (309-712-5969) E-mail: mackayr1@yahoo.com

Wade & Jennifer Brunsman 3317 160th St Dyersville IA 52040 (563-543-3451) E-mail: broneayr@yahoo.com

MACKINSON DAIRY FARM

Todd, Connie, Ashley & Megan Bushman 1402 St Hwy 150 Calmar IA 52132 (563-534-7081) Cell (563-379-3752)

Donald & Rita, Mary & Jesse, Matt & Amy, & David Mackinson 17427 E. 2125 N. Rd. Pontiac IL 61764 Mary Cell: (309-533-1814) Matt Cell: (815-830-4464) E-mail: mackinson.mary@gmail.com

1371 290th St. Montour IA 50173 (641-492-6111)

BUSHMAN DAIRY

EDGEBROOK FARM Mike and Brenda Dilly

Lloyd Machin 6614 Iowa St. Newton IA 50208 (641-792-9523)

Karen Koss, Sec./Treas. PO Box 302 Epworth IA 52045 (563-876-5569) President: Darryl Keehner Guttenberg, IA (563-880-2011) Vice President: Todd Bushman Calmar, IA (563-379-3752)

IOWAYSIDE FARM

Molly Mc Hone & Stacy Sickles 5904 Valley Rd Ames IA 50014-9370 (515-290-0587) Stacy - Phone: (319-240-5715) Email: hbholsteins@iowawatelcom.net

NEVER-QUIT

Bieber, Barry, Kelijo, Drew & Sienna 10574 80th St Wyoming IA 52362 (563-488-3344) Email: bieber1991@live.com

NICKEL PLATE AYRSHIRES Matt, Katie & Lilly Stoll 19214 Eby’s Mill Road (Farm 19995 Eby's Mill Rd.) Cascade IA 52033 (563-852-3544) Katie’s cell: (319-480-4700) Matt’s cell: (563-543-4519) E-mail: mjstol@netins.net

ONWORD SWISS

Dennis & Joan Worden & Family 17195 45th St. Oelwein IA 50662-9415 (319-283-4544) Noah cell: (563-920-9947) Jacob cell: (319-238-1477) Jonna cell: (563-608-0335)

P&A AYRSHIRES

Tom & Sara Kruse, Kaleb, Cole and Carter 1507 300th Ave. Dyersville IA 52040 (563-875-7495) Sara’s cell: (563-920-6084) Tom’s cell: (563-920-4901) E-mail: pandaayrshires@gmail.com

RONN-AYR FARMS

1617 Spencer St Grinnell IA 50112 (641-236-5544) Web: www.salesbysears.com

SHARWARD FARM

Darryl & Teresa Keehner & Sons 32057 Leaf Rd. Guttenberg IA 52052 (563-252-1018) E-mail: redcows@alpinecom.net

SKI-PAL AYRSHIRES David & Karen Koss, Allison, Robin & Kaylee 23820 E Pleasant Grove Rd Epworth IA 52045 (563-876-5569) Cell: 563-543-0440 Gerald & Mary Ann Koss Phone: (563-876-3168) Email: skipalayr@aol.com

STREEPER FAMILY

Steve, Jodi, Clarissa & Anthony Streeper 207 D St, PO Box 192 Conroy IA 52220 (319-662-4311)) Cell: (319-430-4457)

TEN-AYR DAIRY

Jim & Sharon Tentinger 40913 200th Street Remsen IA 51050 (712-786-2302) E-mail: tenayr@midlands.net

WEDO-EHR FARM

Randy & Melissa Wedo, Kendyl Wedo 1439 Antler Dr. Monona IA 52159 Randy Cell (563-380-3398) Melissa Cell (563-380-2667) E-mail: wedoehr@hotmail.com

WOLF FARM

Jim, Kim, Kurt, Ted, Scotty & Jill Wolf 24474 N Bankston Rd Epworth IA 52045 (563-744-3550) Kim - Phone: (563-543-3942 Kurt - Phone:(563-543-2986) Ted - Phone: (563-543-2858) E-mail: wolfdairy@fbx.com Prefix: Old Bankston KENTUCKY

COIN HILL FARM

Joey, Heather & Joseph Price 402 Coin Road Somerset KY 42503 (606-274-4163) Cell (606-305-5521) E-mail: ayrprice@yahoo.com

JSB ACRES

Billy, Melinda, Emily & Joey Branstetter 2392 Roberts Road Hardyville KY 42346 (270-565-4751) E-mail: billyb@scrtc.com

K-BAR-BEE FARM

Mitch, Jenny, Haley, Bianka & Braden Ronnebaum 2779 190th Street Earlville IA 52041 (563-920-2458)

Kailey Barlow 780 Old Gallatin Rd Scottsville KY 42164 (270-237-3448) E-mail: barlow@nctc.com

LARRY SEARS

KENTUCKY AYRSHIRE CLUB

Larry Sears Auctioneer

Billy Branstetter, Sec/Treas

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2392 Roberts Rd Hardyville KY 42746 (270-565-4751) Pres: Larry Yeager Phone: 859-734-0671 Vice Pres: Jesse Muse Phone: 270-670-9333 MAINE

CASTONGUAY AYRSHIRES Adelard & Ruth Castonguay 39 Richmond Hill Rd. Livermore ME 04253 (207-897-3724) Chris, Peter & Mary Castonguay

DEER HILL FARM

Beverly J. Donovan & Richard Caverly 117 Wyman Road Benton ME 04901 (413-695-0819) E-mail:deerhillfarmayrshires@yahoo.com Richard Caverly: (207-660-8182)

HARDY FARM

Henry, Teresa, Marjorie, Ashlie, Andrew & Ashley Hardy 360 Weeks Mills Rd. Farmington ME 04938 (207-778-6446) Henry’s cell: (207-491-6789) Email: ayrshiresr1@gmail.com

MERRY KNOLL FARM Nicholas & Sarah Ridley 108 Elm St Springvale ME 04083 (207-252-9239 (Cell) Home: (207-324-1250)

WILSHORE AYRSHIRES

11534 Cash Smith Rd Keymar MD 27157 Phone: (717-309-7022)

PALMYRA FARM

Ralph W. Shank & Family 18811 Wagaman Rd. Hagerstown MD 21740 Phone/Fax: (301-733-9255) Ralph Jr.: (301-739-1960) Mary Creek: (301-739-2729)

R-LYN FARM

Robert & Sherrie Doody 11530 Cash Smith Road Keymar MD 21757-8310 (301-845-2829) Sherrie cell: (301-471-7631) Robert cell: (301-471-7716) E-mail: rlynnfarm@aol.com

VALES-PRIDE FARM

The Valentines 16901 Bollinger School Rd. Emmitsburg MD 21727 (301-788-2254) Michael & Denise Valentine & Jessica & Samantha Phone: (301-447-6816) Paul & Amanda Dennis Phone: (301-788-2254) Robert & Madeline Valentine Phone: (301-898-9014) Mark & Jessica Valentine & Cadin & Gavin Phone: (240-674-6092)

MASSACHUSETTS LEGACY LANE FARM

Trudy Graffam 551 Gray Rd., Windham, ME 04062 (207-749-9816)

Steven & Mary Woodis & Sons 82 Northwest Rd. Spencer MA 01562 (508-885-4316) E-mail: legacylanefarm@hotmail.com

MARYLAND

MORNING DEW FARM

HIDDEN VALLEY FARM Royston G. Coale III 11534 Cash Smith Rd Keymar MD 27157 (717-309-7022) E-mail: littleredcows@aol.com

LEN-KNOLL FARM

Denton, Shari & Kandice Lenhart 8529 Ramsburg Road Thurmont MD 21788 (301-898-5982) Cell:(240)315-3972

MAPLE DELL FARM

The David Patrick Family 1960 Daisy Rd. Woodbine MD 21797 (410-489-4160) Fax: (410-489-4486) E-mail: patrickmilk@aol.com

MARYLAND-DELAWARE AYRSHIRE CLUB

Amanda Dennis, Sec./Treas. 16940 Bollinger School Rd Emmitsburg MD 21788 (301-788-2254) President: Sherrie Doody 11530 Cash Smith Road Keymar MD 21757-8310 Phone: (301-845-2829) Vice President: Roy Coale,

Winter 2013

The Rida's PO Box 593 17 Rida Rd Worthington MA 01098 (413-238-4411) Glen Rida (413-238-4411) Andrew Rida (413-238-4284) Jeff & Karen Rida (413-238-5380) E-mail: ridaplumbing@aol.com

OAKE-KNOLL AYRSHIRES Theresa Lawton 70 North St. Foxboro MA 02035 (774-219-6257) E-mail: terri_lawton@yahoo.com Website: lawtonsfamilyfarm.com

STEVENS LAND & CATTLE COMPANY Daniel S. Stevens & Family 107 Colburn Rd. Charlton MA 01507 (508-434-0072) MICHIGAN

HAWKSFIELD FARM Charles Sayles 150 E. Braden Road Perry MI 48872-9545 (517-625-3886) Cell: (517-290-6627)

LONG-LANE FARM

Paul A. Courtade 19051 48th Ave. Conklin, MI 49403 (616-450-1415) E-mail: pmcourtade@gmail.com MINNESOTA

GOOD-VUE AYR FARMS Micheal & Linda Hanson David, Matthew & Steven 35400 St Hwy 1 NE Goodridge MN 56725 (218-378-4588) E-mail: miliha@gvtel.com

DAGGETT BROOK FARM Duane & Mary Nelson 18152 10th St. Winthrop MN 55396 (507-647-2540) E-mail: dmnelson@means.net

IRRTHUM FARM, INC. John Irrthum 43424 135th Ave Wanamingo MN 55983 (507-824-2141)

MINNESOTA AYRSHIRE CLUB John Irrthum, President (651-380-0185) Karla Smieja, Sec/Treas. 15241 50th Ave Little Falls, MN 56345 (320-339-5684)

NEW-VUE AYRSHIRES Elinor Opitz 9602 County Rd. 8 NW Maple Lake MN 55358 (320-266-0315) E-mail: opitz037@umn.edu www.tc.umn.edu/opitz037

STEINHILL AYRSHIRES Paul Steinberg & Family 6649 SW 38th St Owatonna MN 55060 (507-390-4619)

MISSOURI

BENAYR FARM

Donald Benson 5521 CR 1750 West Plains MO 65775 (417-257-3175) E-mail: global@centurytel.net

FOUR J FARMS

Jeff, Jade & Jarica Jensen 2088 Marble Rd Conway MO 65632 (417-589-4232)

I 90 HILLCREST FARM

Lyle Unnasch & Brent Unnasch 13637 Hwy ZZ Conway MO 55925 (417-589-6263) Cell: (608-792-8861)

KAR-AYR FARM

Karen Coleman 6039 County Road 421 Palmyra MO 63461 (573-406-5531) Cell: (319-230-6002) E-mail: kar-ayr@socket.net

LORREDA SWISS FARM

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Ernst Roth 8630 Loring Road Grovespring, MO 65662 (417-462-9502) E-mail: lorreda@centurytel.net

STIL DREAMN DAIRY

Jessica Gatton-Dixon & Brett Dixon 19220 Hwy J, Conway MO 65632 Phone: (417-844-7217) E-mail: stilldreamndairy@hotmail.com

A Y R S H I R E

NEBRASKA

HI-FASHION FARM Bruce & Kristy Kempkes, Kourtney & Kaleb 17505 Pine Lake Rd Walton NE 68461 Cell: (402-304-0751) Farm: (402-782-8746)

STAR-STRUCK AYRSHIRES Annalisa Estrela 326 Merrick Rd St. Liberty NE 68872 Chris: (308-750-1291) Annalisa: (308-750-3222)

NEW HAMPSHIRE

B R E E D E R S

FENCROFT LLC

Brian, Judy, Stevie & Zachary Smith 701 Daniels Road Pike NH 03780 (603-989-9886) E-mail: bbsmith@myfairpoint.net Cell phone: (603-520-0244)

PINE KNOLL

Cara Decato 176 Burr Road Cornish Flat NH 03746 (603-469-3572) Email: postalkathie@aol.com NEW JERSEY

DRAKE’S ACRES

Keith H. Drake 475 Shades Of Death Road Great Meadows NJ 07838 (908-852-2196) NEW YORK

D I R E C T O R Y

ACHILLES FARM

Ray & Paula Achilles 101 Rt 322 South Dayton NY 14138 (716-988-5109) Email: ray._achilles@yahoo.com

ALMETER FARMS

Cory & Maryann Almeter, Xavier & Zach 7508 Hiram Rd. Arcade NY 14009 (585-492-3975) Maryann cell: 585-322-5675 Xavier cell: 585-969-2938 E-mail: xalmeter@gmail.com Home of Zam-Ayr & XLA Ayr cattle

BELTAVERN FARM

Jim & Debbie Patsos 214 Rt 414 Waterloo NY 13165 (315-568-2470) Cell (315-775-3379) E-mail: dpatsos@seneca.net

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BLIND BUCK VALLEY FARM Jarid & Jason Jablonski 343 McEachron Hill Rd Argyle NY 12809 (518-321-9564)

BROWN BROOK FARM

A Y R S H I R E B R E E D E R S D I R E C T O R Y

Dale & Linda Graves 11256 Pope Rd. Randolph NY 14772 (716-358-4211) E-mail: gravesfarm@windstream.net

BURR AYR FARMS, LTD. Kenneth & Kenton Burr 5939 Burr Rd. Trumansburg NY 14886 (607-387-9004) Ken: (607-387-9004) Kenton: (607-542-0746) Email: kcburr5959@yahoo.com

CEDARCUT FARM

Jim & Joan Curtis & Family 3552 East Rd. Cazenovia NY 13035 (315-655-8909) Email: jcurtis29@gmail.com

DAR-KER FARM

Darrin or Kerry Nesbitt 293 Phillips-Odell Road Mt. Upton NY 13809 (607-895-6261) Email: darrin_nesbitt@hotmail.com

DL AYRSHIRES

Derek L Long 9252 West Waneta Lake Road Hammondsport NY 14840 (814-386-0259) E-mail: longdl@hotmail.com

ETHIER ACRES

Alain Ethier 40 Summit Lake Rd. Spur Argyle, NY 12809 (518-638-6597) E-mail: alainethier@nycap.rr.com

GLENGARRY FARM

Cumming, Macnaughton & Ian 273 Seventy Road Burke NY 12917 (518-353-4774)

GOLD-N-AYR FARMS William Walley 1856 Cty. Hwy. 47 Walton NY 13856 (607-865-5665)

GRAVES FARM

Frank and Sharon Graves 19202 Marsh Hill Rd. Adams Center NY 13606 (315-232-3528)

GRAZE-AYR PASTURE ACRES

Carol & Rob DeClue 351 Cooley Lake Rd Norwich NY 13815 (607-334-9879) E-mail: caroldeclue@frontier.com

HAYNES FARM AYRSHIRES Scott Haynes 1436 State Route 11A Tully NY 13159 (315-439-7777) Email: haynesfarm@live.com

JACKSON HILL FARM

(315-955-9553)

Sheldon Atherton Jeff, Kelly, Jade & Kayla Atherton 3121 Co. Rt. 31 Canisteo NY 14823 (607-698-4464) E-mail: wsa60@hotmail.com Jeff & Kelly (607-792-3732) Jeff & Kelly E-mail: jacksonhill@localnet.com

WILLOW SHADE FARM

KLER-VU DAIRY

Steven, DeLane, Kylie, Salem & Carson Ward 8600 East Old Hwy 64 Lexington NC 27292 (336-746-6461) Fax: (336-474-0007) Steven Cell: (336-689-3015) DeLane Cell: (336-689-3178) E-mail: valleypeak@lexcominc.net

Tom Gillette 4791 East Rd Turin NY 13473 (315-348-8681) E-mail: j.gillette@southlewis.org

MANDACRES FARM

Amanda Licata-Rottingen 263 Petkewee Rd. Cooperstown NY 13326 (607-293-7392) E-mail: amandalicata@yahoo.com

MATOON POND FARMS

John R. Bell & Family 164 Spragueville Road Gouverneur NY 13642 (315-287-1219) Melody Hoffman - Phone: (315-430-7569)

RD FARM

Richard P. Dudden 1126 Co Rt 10 Pennellville NY 13132 (315-676-2237) Cell (315-569-9200) E-mail: bigd81089@yahoo.com

Clifford Bullock & Family 2227 County Rt. 24 Edwards NY 13535 (315-562-3471)

NORTH CAROLINA

VALLEYPEAK FARM

OHIO

AYR-KNOLL FARM

Troy Knoll Family 415 Old State Rd North Fairfield OH 44855 (419-744-2152) Cell: (419-681-0751) Email: knolltroy@yahoo.com

BRICKER FARMS

Todd Bricker 16122 W South Range Rd. Beloit OH 44609 Cell: (330-692-2877)

CONRAD FARM

ROUSELL-AYR FARM

Donald L. Conrad 13205 Clarksburg Pike New Holland OH 43145 (740-495-5124) Greg: (740-495-5067)

ST LAWRENCE AYRSHIRE CLUB

Daryl & Sally Duncan & Family 42527 US 36 Warsaw OH 43844 (740-824-4592) E-mail: dsduncan1@verizon.net

Ken, Sheila, Ken II, Christine & Jenna Rousell 2334 State Road 11B North Bangor NY 12966 (518-483-4777)

Sally Bullock, Secretary 2227 Cty Rt 24 Edwards NY 13635 (315-562-3471) President: Melody Hoffman 259 Spragueville Rd. Gourverneur NY 13642 (315-430-7569) Vice Pres: Frank Graves 19202 Marsh Hill Rd. Adams Center NY 13606 (315-232-3528)

STEELE ACRES

Michael Steele and Sons 1861 Horton Brook Rd Roscoe NY 12776 (607-498-6199) E-mail: steeleacres@frontiernet.net

SUNNY-ACRES FARM

Doug & Kathy Evans & Family 4106 Davenport Rd. Georgetown NY 13072 (315-837-4777) E-mail: sunnyacresayrshires@gmail.com Andrew Cell (315-750-0719) Gregory Cell (315-456-8283)

TRUE-AYR FARM Larry J. Walseman 11074 State Route 126 Carthage, NY 13619

DUNCAN FARMS

EMERALD FARMS

Fenton Bros. 22050 SR 136 , Winchester OH 45697 (937-695-0697) Doug Phone: (937-205-1209) Tom Phone: (937-217-0287) Ron Phone: (937-725-5333) Joann Phone: (937-217-0697)

J-M-HOW FARM

John & Marla Howman 13808 Kimmens Rd. SW Massillon OH 44647 John Cell: (330-317-4306) Marla Cell: (330-317-4305) Email: jmhowman@gmail.com

LITZENBERG FARMS

Richard & Marilyn Litzenberg & Family 8228 Bishop Rd. Centerburg OH 43011 (740-625-5366) Lori & Rodney Houck: (740-625-5784) Lisa & Jason Wilson: (740-392-8175) Email: litzenberg_L@treca.org

JACK MILLER FAMILY Jack & Mick Miller 12261 Pemberville Rd. Bradner OH 43406

(419-288-2834) Mick: (419-288-2210)

MILL VALLEY FARMS

Mr. & Mrs. John Greiwe & Family 5965 SR 29 E Sidney OH 45365 (937-492-7209) John’s Cell: 937-658-0382 Email: millvalleyfarms@woh.rr.com

NOR-J FARMS

Jay & Norma Hein & Family 8109 Clover Four Rd Celina OH 45822 (419-925-5103)

OHIO AYRSHIRE BREEDERS’ ASSOC.

Daryl Duncan, President 42527 US 36 Warsaw OH 43844 (740-824-4592) Sec.: Patti Kennedy, 9440 Sugar Creek Rd. Harrod, OH 45850 Phone: (419-643-6255)

ROAMING ACRES FARM LLC Stacy Adams 24050 Georgetown Rd Homeworth OH 44634 (419-908-3978) Email: sadams8986@yahoo.com

SHADY VIEW FARM

Joyce Downerd & Family 994 Newmans Cardington Rd Prospect OH 43342 (740-251-7344)

SHIREDALE FARM Robert E. Jump & Family 5191 CR 20 Ada OH 45810 (419-634-4209)

SPRING-RUN FARM

Thomas A. Wolf 5729 Brown Rd. Shreve OH 44676 (330-567-3486) Tim Wolf: (330-567-3168) Lisa Gress: (330-567-3417) Email: vwolf4141@embarqmail.com OKLAHOMA

COVEY FARMS

Stan & Barbara Covey & Family 6350 S 446 Rd. Rose OK 74364 (918-479-8501) Stan Cell: (918-720-3333) E-mail: covey@sstelco.com

HALL’S AYRSHIRES

Gene Hall Jr & Patrick Myers & Family 346494 E. 760 Rd. Cushing OK 74023 (Gene: 405-740-3085) OREGON

KIL-MAR ACRES Kilgore, Ruth 8625 NE St Paul Hwy Newberg OR 97132 (503-538-3590)

PENNSYLVANIA

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Dillsburg PA 17019 (717-432-3169) Cell: (717-357-2524)

CONEBELLA FARMS

Don & Pam Gable, Joshua, Tyler & Kevin 337 Chestnut Tree Rd. Elverson PA 19520 (610-286-2967) Cell: (484-824-2164) www.conebellafarm.com E-mail: gable@conebellafarm.com

CROWN-QUEST FARM

Shawn, Karen and Miranda Hernley 31 Hernley Lane Lebanon PA 17046 (717-865-5782) E-mail: khernley@comcast.com Shawn cell: (717-269-0138)

DELAWARE VALLEY COLLEGE 700 East Butler Ave Doylestown PA 18901 (215-489-2277) Cell: (267-688-2970) Fax: (215-489-2406) Email: darrin.mayer@delval.edu Website: www.devalcol.edu

EUREKA FARM

Harold R. & Edward A. Kulp 32 Spring Creek Lane Pottstown PA 19465 (610-323-2409) Edward A. Kulp, 593 Spiece Rd., Pottstown, PA 19465 Phone: (610-323-0994)

GOLD CIRCLE

Jeff Henry 228 E. Beechwood Rd. Bessemer PA 16112 (724-730-0022) E-mail: jefhenry1@aol.com

JEMS AYRSHIRES

Jennifer & Janel Zinn 115 Shady Rd Newburg PA 17240 (717-423-6014) Janel: (717-377-0755) Jennifer: (717-360-3058) E-mail: jems5@embarqmail.com

JENNY’S AYRSHIRES Jennifer Poole 783 Ruffsdale Alverton Rd Mt Pleasant PA 15666 (724-696-4119) Farm Phone: (724-438-5023)

KING & QUEEN FARM

Thomas E. & Dale F. Smith 1600 West Route 897 Denver PA 17517 (717-336-0553) Mary & Scott Shuman Email: kingnqueen@dejazzd.com

MAULFAIR ACRES

Dale, Pattie, Daryl, Jennifer & David Maulfair 400 South Center St. Jonestown PA 17038 (717-865-6439) Dale & Patti Cell: (717-821-6266) David & Rachel Cell: (717-926-5341) Daryl Cell: (717-507-1432) Jennifer & Matt Balmer Cell: (717-480-6978)

Winter 2013

MIDDLAND DAIRY CATTLE

Jill & Andy Dice 1284 Mine Rd Lebanon PA 17042 (717-964-1125) Cell: (717-304-2470) E-mail: purplemilkmaid@hotmail.com middlanddairycattle.com

Rob & Bonnie Wentworth 1026 River Rd. Quarryville PA 17566 (717-548-3896) E-mail: went@epix.net RHODE ISLAND

DIAMOND RIDGE FARM

Jason Mowry 3400 Lafayette Rd Roaring Springs PA 16673 (814-215-1492)

Pamella J. Jeffrey, Christopher Burne and Family 1674 A Ministerial Road Wakefield RI 02879 (401-782-0044) E-mail: pjeffrey@verizon.net

PENNSYLVANIA AYRSHIRE BREEDERS ASSN.

RHODE ISLAND AYRSHIRE CLUB

MOWRY HOMESTEAD

Jason Mowry, President 3400 Lafayette Road Roaring Springs PA 16673 (814-224-2381) Vice President: Todd Frescura, 204 Kemerer Road, Latrobe, PA 15650 Cell-(724-875-4633) Secretary/Treasurer: Bonnie Wentworth 1026 River Rd., Quarryville PA 17566 (717-548-3896)

c/o Charles Ennis 23 Ennis Road Brooklyn CT 06234 (860-774-5378) E-mail: ns06234@sbcglobal.net TEXAS

ECUA FARM

Audrey Gay Rodgers 6364 SR 655 Belleville PA 17004 (717-677-3731) Web: www.hameaufarm.com

Fabian Almeida 5620 Woodard Ave Cleburne TX 76033 Farm (817-645-5226) Home (214-946-2983) Cell (817-253-5224) Fax (817-517-5534) E-mail: ecuafarm@aol.com

PROMISE HAVEN

UTAH

PLUM BOTTOM FARM

Ronald Comstock 565 Comstock Road Ulster PA 18850 (570-247-5534)

RIPPLING-BROOK FARM Dean & Douglas Varner 16567 Loves Valley Rd. Shirleysburg PA 17260 (814-542-5417) Doug’s Phone: (814-477-3691)

S&M AYR FARM

Mike Zook 300 Poplar Street Honey Brook PA 19344 (610-273-7245)

SUNRISE RIDGE FARM

Todd, Marla, Dante & Evan Frescura 204 Kemerer Rd. Latrobe PA 15650 (724-423-3718) Cell: (724-875-4633)

TAURUS SERVICE INC Dick Witter PO Box 164 Mehoopany PA 18629 (570-833-5123) E-mail: taurus@epix.net

TIMBERLAWN FARM

Susan Young Edwards & Family 320 Prange Road West Grove PA 19390 (610-869-8286) Barbara Young Rudy, 10321 G24 Hwy., Indianola, IA 50125 Phone: (515-205-5317) Ann L. Young: (610-869-2360) E-mail: sye701@yahoo.com

WENTWORTH FARM

CACHE VIEW

David & Richard Hanson 2326 W 6550 N Amalga UT 84335 (435-563-9052) David Cell: (435-770-0141) E-mail: daveghansen@gmail.com VERMONT

AGAWAM FARM

Martin & Lori Before & Family 152 Prevost Rd Newport VT 05855 (802-334-8198)

ALFADALE

Allen G. Savage 43 Old Stage Rd Orwell VT 05760-9600 (802-948-2203)

AUBURN STAR FARM INC

Samantha R.E. Russo 8 Auburn Star Rd Lunenburg VT 05906 (802-328-2129) E-mail: Livi_Logansmom@yahoo.com

BLUE SPRUCE FARM

Eugene & Nathan Audet 1796 VT RTE 22A Bridport VT 05734 (802-758-2179) Nathan cell: (802-989-0649) Eugene home: (802-753-2359) Email: bsf@gmavt.net

BURKE FARM

Kelly & Ray Burke 83 Stewart Rd. Berlin-Montpelier VT 05602 (802-223-7927)

U S

CR FARM

The Huntingtons 3661 Route 5 North Newbury VT 05051 (802-866-5438) Lin & Florrie - Phone: (802-866-5438) Fax: (802-866-5429) Gordon & Lynn & Sons Phone: (802-866-5439)

A Y R S H I R E

GOOD OAK FARM

James Jr. and Tina Spaulding 1467 Gilman Rd. Bethel VT 05032 (802-234-9588) E-mail: tina@promotingjustice.com

PINEVILLE FARM

Dean E. Conant 4025 E Bethel Rd. Randolph Center VT 05061 (802-728-5944) Cell: (802-522-2586)

SCAPELAND FARM

Kurt Anechiarico & Cindy Crawford 165 Sawyer-Needham Rd Whiting VT 05778 (802-623-6934) E-mail: ayrgraze@sover.net

VERMONT AYRSHIRE CLUB Linwood Huntington, President 3661 Route 5 No. Newbury VT 05051 (802-866-5438) Vice President: Lori Before, 152 Prevost Rd, Newport, VT 05855, Phone: (802-334-8198) Secretary/Treasurer: Arlene Conant, 3486 East Bethel Road, Randolph Ctr., VT 05061, Phone: (802-728-5283)

B R E E D E R S

VIRGINIA

MILKWOOD DAIRY

Michael A. & Myra Thompson 525 Flat Hollow Rd Pearisburg VA 24134 (540-921-2993) WASHINGTON

BROW-AYR FARM, INC 358 Lincoln Creek Rd. Centralia WA 98531 (360-736-4730) Butch: (360-269-8090) Glen: (360-355-1830)

D I R E C T O R Y

HIDDEN ACRES AYRSHIRES Corby & Cristina Groen Steve & Sheri Groen 1004 Barnhart Rd. Lynden WA 98264 Corby (360-201-0921) Steve (360-708-2123) E-mail: corbygroen@live.com

WEST VIRGINIA

SUNSPAR FARMS

Parsons, Patrick 1231 Kesterson Road Parkersburg WV 26101 (304-615-0305) Email: patrick_parsons01@hotmail.com

WINTER-AYR FARM H. Louis Winters 10625 National Road Valley Grove WV 26060 (304-547-1396)

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U S A Y R S H I R E B R E E D E R S D I R E C T O R Y

WISCONSIN

7 OAKS DAIRY

Margaret Hazeltine & Rob & Tiffany Hazeltine 2828 Kessler Road Janesville WI 53548 (608-756-2913)

AUTUMN-AYR

Craig M. Keller 1439 Keller Road Mount Horeb WI 53572 (608-437-5156) E-mail: farming53572@yahoo.com

BEAR-AYR FARM

Donna & Casey Mertz N2533 Jefferson Road Neosho WI 53059 (920-382-7678) E-mail: hansendvm@hotmail.com

CON-LIN FARM

Conrad & Linda Nehls E3163 Tewalt Rd. Desoto WI 54624 (608-648-2083) Darin Nehls (612-281-1070)

DALTONDALE FARM John Dalton 9210 Hwy 83 Hartland WI 53029 Farm (262-966-2608) John (262-966-7536)

FOGGY-VALLEY FARM

Steve Schneider N1387 Rolling Dr Campbellsport WI 53010 (920-948-8310) E-mail: schneider.steve81@gmail.com

MEADOWDALE FARM

Chris, Janice, Carley & Charlie Richards 1950 Richards Road Linden WI 53553 (608-623-2834) E-mail: richards@mhtc.net

MOY-AYR FARM

Perry & Dorothy Moyer 383 Indian Mound Pkwy. Whitewater WI 53190 (262-473-4095) Steven & Pauline Schmidt, W7864 Territorial Rd., Delavan, WI 53115 Phone: (608-883-6822)

MUELLERS AYRSHIRES James, Tami & Brian Mueller 1659 HWY Z Cuba City WI 53807 (608-744-3543) Cell - Jim: (608-732-5015) Tami - (608-732-0122) Brian - (608-732-0653) E-mail: mueller@mhtc.net

NEL-AYR FARM Bruce V. Nelson N4626 Cty I Tony WI 54563 (715-532-3819)

John, Shauna, Hunter & Peyton Offer 1768 Rangeline Rd Auburndale WI 54412 (715-384-4383) Home: (715-387-0960) E-mail: shauna_offer@hotmail.com

Mort O'Leary 220 Depot St Footville WI 53537 (608-931-6656)

FOREST PARK AYRSHIRES

OXYOKE DAIRY

Glen, Lois & Greta Nelson 2229 170th St., PO Box 294 Milltown WI 54858 (715-825-4220) Email: forestpk@lakeland.ws

G-FORCE AYRSHIRES Tim, Mary & Katie Gillette N9630 Woodward Road Whitewater WI 53190 (262-472-0176) Cell: (262-215-6134)

GRAND-VIEW AYRSHIRES Tim & Katie Busch N6470 County Road C Cecil WI 54111 (920-609-7476) E-mail: tb1972@frontiernet.net

JERECZEK HOMESTEAD DAIRY INC

Ken, Diane, Paul & Mark Jereczek N21242 Cty Rd G Dodge WI 54625 (608-539-4333)

MAPLE-AYR FARM/KOLASKE FAMILY FARMS Bill & Carrie Kolaske W3831 Landstad Road Bonduel WI 54107 (715-758-6420) Cell: (920-639-2397)

INTERNATIONAL

AYRSHIRE BREEDERS ASSN. OF CANADA 4865 Boul. Laurier St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada J2S 3V4 (450-778-3535) Fax:(450-778-3531) www.ayrshire-canada.com E-Mail: info@ayrshire.canada.com

Executive Director’s Continued from page 12 son in A.I. “Reality Bailey” ranks seventh, is VG-86 and made over 22,000M in her first lactation. Both are bred and owned by Palmyra Farm, Hagerstown, MD.

SOCIETE AYRSHIRE DU QUEBEC

There are signs we are making progress as a breed: Angele Hebert, Sec. - Increased production 4865 Boul. Laurier Ouest - Increased genetic gain: The St. Hyacinthe, Quebec CAN J2S 3V4 margin in PTA production values (450-778-4334) Fax: (450-778-3531) between AI and non AI bulls has Email: ayrqc@ayrshire-canada.com increased for milk, fat & protein - Increased Ayrshire semen sales: Over last 10 years, domestic U.S. Ayrshire semen sales increased 16.5% and international U.S. Ayrshire semen sales increased 258% - Young sire expansion as a result of increased demand & usage: Some AI companies have increased their Ayrshire line-ups considerably I think it’s exciting to visualize a future where the Ayrshire breed is competitive on ALL levels in our industry. We are presenting a positive, progressive image and proving to the world what we already know the Ayrshire breed is capable of: an Ayrshire that calves young and gives an earlier return on investment; an Ayrshire with proven reproductive efficiency; and an Ayrshire with an increased productive life.

OLE-AYR

Harry and Ellie Lynch 10411 W Stuart Rd. Orfordville WI 53576 (608-879-2986) Cell: (608-289-4606)

RED ROCK AYRSHIRES

Mina Gumieny & Rick Schwoerer, Wade, Brooklyn & Colby F1369 Huckleberry Rd. Edgar WI 54426 (715-352-3154) Cell: 715-370-3832 E-mail: redrock_ayrshires@hotmail.com

ULLMSTAR DAIRY Damian & Kiley Ullmer N9268 State Hwy. 55 Seymour WI 54165 (920-833-2995)

WISCONSIN AYRSHIRE CLUB

Bill Kolaske, President W3831 Landstad Road Bonduel WI 54107 (715-758-6420) Vice President: Harry Lynch, 10411 W Stuart Road, Orfordville, WI 53576 Phone: (608-879-2986) Secretary/Treasurer: Sandra Ellenbecker, 908 Borneur Ct., Neenah WI 54956 Phone: (920-915-0400)

MAPLECREST DAIRY

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Advertising Index 7 Oaks Dairy........................................... 1 0 Agawam Farm......................................... 2 1 Autumn-Ayr............................................ 1 1 Barrens View Farm................................. 1 8 Bear-Ayr................................................. 1 1 Cedarcut Farm......................................... 1 5 CR Farm.................................................. 2 1 Daltondale Farm...................................... 1 1 Either Acres............................................ 1 4 Emerald Farms........................................ 1 2 Family Af-Ayr Farm............................... 3 2 Fencroft Farm.......................................... 2 1 Foggy Valley Ayrshires.......................... 1 0 Good Oak Farm....................................... 2 1

Grand View Ayrshires............................ 1 1 Hall’s Ayrshires........................................ 3 Kler Vue.................................................. 1 5 Lin Huntington........................................ 2 1 Mandacres Farm...................................... 1 5 Maulfair Acres Ayrshires........................ 1 8 Moy-Ayr Farm........................................ 1 0 New York Ayrshire Breeders’................ 1 5 Ohio ABA............................................... 2 8 Oxyoke Dairy.......................................... 1 0 Pennsylvania ABA.................................. 1 8 Pineville Farm......................................... 2 1 Plum Bottom Farm............................. 12,18 Red Rock Ayrshires................................ 1 1

Select Sires.............................................. 2 9 Steel Wheel Dairy................................... 2 1 Stil Dreamin’........................................... 2 2 Sunny Acres............................................ 1 5 Ullmer Dairy .......................................... 1 1 Vermont Ayrshire Cub............................ 2 1 Wisconsin ABA...................................... 1 0

usayrshire.com

Calendar DEADLINES March 31, 2013 - Final REWARDS Program Sign-Up Deadline June 1, 2013 - Deadline for Ayrshire youth contest entries: Quiz Bowl, Jeopardy, Display, Photo and Queen SALES March 23, 2013 - Massachusetts Blue Ribbon Calf Sale, Eastern States Expo Fairgrounds, West Springfield, MA March 23, 2013 - Iowa Spring Sale, West Union, IA March 29, 2013 - Ohio Ayrshire Spring Sale, Columbus, OH April 5, 2013 - Kentucky National Sale, Louisville, KY April 12, 2013 - New York Spring Carousel Sale, Syracuse, NY April 13, 2013 - Wisconsin Spring Sale, Neillsville, WI April 20, 2013 - Pennsylvania Spring Sale, Belleville, PA April 27, 2013 - Vermont Spring Sale, Rutland, VT June 29, 2013 - Grand National Ayrshire Sale, Wilmington, OH October 2, 2013 - World Ayrshire Event Sale, Madison, WI October 19, 2013 - New England Fall Sale, Rutland, VT SHOWS March 29, 2013 - Ohio Ayrshire Spring National Show, Columbus, OH April 5, 2013 - Kentucky National Show, Louisville, KY April 11-13, 2013 - New York Spring Carousel Shows, Syracuse, NY June 29, 2013 - National Ayrshire Youth Heifer Show, Wilmington, OH September 9, 2013 - Mid-Atlantic National Jr. Show, Harrisburg, PA September 10-11, 2013 - Mid-Atlantic National Show, Harrisburg, PA September 19, 2013 - Eastern States National Show, West Springfield, MA October 1, 2013 - International Ayrshire Show, Madison, WI November 2, 2013 - Southern National Jr. Show, Louisville, KY November 5, 2013 - Southern National Show, Louisville, KY MEETINGS June 26-29, 2013 - National Ayrshire Convention, Wilmington, OH

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80.0 100 77.8 86.8 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

ANMAR PETER POWER PALMYRA TRI-STAR BURDETTE DUO STAR NORMANDIN KILFENNAN CHALLENGE NZ MAPLE-DELL MODEM DREW VATMARKEN MIKA BROW-AYR PARDNER NORTHSTAR LOCUST-LANE SAVIOR PALMYRA JERRY BRANSON DES CHAMOIS POKER-ET MAPLE-DELL MODEM DIEGO LONE BIRCH MASTERPIECE SUNNY-ACRES JURISPRUDENCE FARAWAY MAELSTROM FAMILY-AF-AYR RENO DOZER GRAND-VIEW NELSON DEMOCRAT HIDDEN-VALLEY GARTH POLLY’S PLUTO PALMYRA RAVEN BILLICK

M64394151 M100419568 X100317070 X61772 M100511514 X501541 M100465354 M100184275 M100323140 X8401621 M100511523 M100273481 M100283741 M100232071 M100427602 M100444050 M100135646 M100391754 M65003032

Reg No.

7AY87 7AY84 200AY594 190AY4 14AY27 190AY7 1AY330 76AYY735 1AY325 200AY580 76AY748 76AYY739 76AY741 1AYY323 76AY749 76AY746 76AYY732 76AY743 7AY86

NAAB Code

+512 +497 +464 +462 +461 +445 +424 +418 +407 +402 +393 +384 +375 +371 +361 +358 +358 +355 +338

PTI

No. Dtrs

+0.1 20 46 +2.1 132 281 -0.1 690 1604 -0.8 1952 12296 +0.9 21 37 -1.2 347 1229 -0.1 18 26 -0.1 17 27 +0.3 59 91 +0.8 791 2598 +0.5 18 20 +1.0 95 145 +0.8 44 85 -0.6 62 101 +1.1 7 13 -0.5 16 18 +0.4 60 144 +0.1 28 46 +0.3 61 106

No. PTAT Hrds

67 14 21 10 70 19 27 11 20 32 95 17 7 24 62 22 15 9 41

% Rip

78 +1273 96 +791 93 +1237 87 +805 73 +459 80 +1186 69 +749 74 +442 89 +88 97 +243 63 -16 92 +587 88 +283 90 +431 60 +417 64 +91 90 -357 82 +143 88 +469

+.11 -.01 -.03 +.19 +.10 +.01 +.04 +.06 +.10 +.07 +.09 -.05 -.01 +.01 -.15 +.10 +.04 .00 -.13

+70 +28 +41 +66 +37 +48 +36 +29 +21 +23 +16 +13 +10 +19 -12 +21 -7 +5 -7

+.04 +.03 .00 +.10 +.07 +.04 .00 +.04 +.06 -.01 +.04 -.13 -.06 -.01 -.09 .00 +.04 -.04 -.10

+47 +30 +38 +44 +27 +46 +24 +21 +15 +5 +6 -6 -3 +11 -4 +3 -4 -2 -3

+2.78 +2.70 +2.65 +3.13 +2.63 +2.90 +2.86 +2.37 +2.72 +2.82 +2.62 +2.73 +2.86 +2.79 +3.07 +3.08 +2.51 +2.93 +2.84

Rel -------------------PTA’s-----------------% Milk % Fat % Prot SCS

PL +3.0 +2.3 +1.3 +1.8 +1.5 -0.5 +1.5 +1.2 +3.5 +1.5 +2.1 +2.7 +3.5 +3.4 +1.1 +0.2 +4.0 +1.4 +1.3

DPR +1.6 +1.6 -0.1 +1.3 -2.1 +0.4 -0.9 -0.2 +0.2 -0.9 -1.4 -1.5 -0.8 +0.2 +0.2 +0.3 +0.9 +0.1 -1.1

NM$ +523 +418 +403 +369 +304 +275 +253 +287 +314 +187 +212 +151 +195 +287 -14 +61 +263 +98 +30

Sire’s Name PETERSLUND PALMYRA TRI-STAR T-BRUNO-SRB BACKGARD 3082 SRB LAGACE MODEM-ET HIRVIVAINION JULLI WOODLAND VIEW PARDNER-ET PALMYRA LOVER’S HELIGO’S KILDARE JERRY-ET WOODLAND VIEW PARDNER-ET LAGACE MODEM-ET WOODLAND VIEW PARDNER-ET WOODLAND VIEW PARDNER-ET BURR-AYR-FARMS SPIDER STORM COVEY-FARMS RENO MCCORNICK NELSON BONNIE BRAE HELIGO WOODLAND VIEW PARDNER-ET GALNEY-EPC RIPKEN RAVEN

91.95 82.65 100 93 80 85.19 100 89.81 80 95.37 87.22 100 100 97.5 95.37 100 93.71 100

% Ayr.

X7407843 X100512750 X101166601 X103036515 X103193691 X103388551 X103495571 X103734662 X103829197 X104202837 X104347733 X03000006180947 X503579 X506544 X507515 X507656 X508503 M100323168

Reg No.

200AY329 200AY596 200AY603 200AY622 200AY328 200AY659 200AY638 200AY652 200AY643 200AY664 200AY680 76AY752 190AY9 97AY6544 190AY15 97AY7656 190AY16 200AY922

NAAB Code

+493 +443 +432 +552 +461 +492 +412 +456 +526 +472 +519 N/A +484 +442 +491 +421 +482 +488

PTI +0.9 +0.6 +0.7 0.0 +0.1 +0.7 +0.9 +1.1 +0.2 +1.2 +1.1 N/A -1.0 -0.7 -1.1 -0.9 -0.4 +0.8

EXCELLENT (90-100) VERY GOOD (85-89) GOOD PLUS (80-84) GOOD (75-79) FAIR (65-74) POOR (50-64)

FINAL SCORE

13% 45% 34% 6% 1% 0%

BREED AVERAGE (%)

53 77 180 376 226 378 44 59 80 108 51 63 71 95 50 56 45 59 58 66 58 78 76 195 353 1518 28 64 27 86 21 76 20 57 180 249

+59 +37 +22 +80 +40 +52 +18 +37 +75 +43 +59 +16 +77 +44 +85 +48 +63 +57

.00 +.08 -.03 -.01 +.05 +.02 0.0 -.02 +.05 0.0 +.07 +.02 +.08 +.08 +.03 +.06 +.07 -.02

Difference

SCS +2.85 +3.20 +2.77 +2.57 +2.79 +2.82 +2.87 +3.09 +2.91 +3.05 +2.79 +2.67 +3.07 +3.21 +2.91 +2.98 +2.89 +2.83

+162

+490 +328

PTA Milk

+29 +27 +24 +70 +27 +43 +8 +24 +49 +28 +44 +4 +51 +43 +53 +33 +50 +39

PL

DPR +1.8 +1.7 +1.0 -0.3 +3.2 +0.5 -0.6 +0.3 +1.9 -1.0 +0.2 +0.3 +0.5 -0.1 +0.2 -0.1 +0.1 -1.1

+3

+24 +21

PTA Fat

+3.2 +3.2 +2.3 -2.0 +3.6 +1.7 +2.3 -0.9 +5.3 -2.0 +4.4 +1.4 -1.3 +1.4 +3.1 -1.4 +2.3 +2.5

NM$

+1

+15 +14

+71

+242 +171

NM$

KILDARE TORNADE S-ET B JURIST COVEY FARMS ROMEO-ET KANGASSALON KELLI PETERSLUND VISSERDALE DILLIGENT-ET WOODLAND VIEW PARDNER-ET MARGOT CALIMERO PETERSLUND MARGOT CALIMERO LAGACE MODEM-ET MEIKLE LAUGHT TRIPLE CROWN HIRVIVAINION JULLI CARMELGLEN BRODY SANROSA ROYAL PHILLIP VALENDALE BLAZE SANROSA ROYAL PHILLIP KILDARE JERRY-ET

Sire’s Name

PTA Protein

+474 +294 +286 +419 +476 +382 +214 +159 +634 +139 +561 +203 +295 +264 +543 +198 +414 +398

* Figures based on bulls born in the last 8 years

19 158

Number of Bulls

+.12 +.12 -.08 -.03 +0.1 +.02 +.04 +.01 +.14 +.04 +.12 +.08 +.18 +.05 +.14 +.11 +.09 +.03

Ayrshire Average PTA Values for December 2012

+927 +405 +949 +2260 +544 +1254 +261 +885 +1219 +899 +959 +33 +1098 +901 +1498 +684 +1166 +1343

-------------------PTA’s-----------------Milk % Fat % Prot

Active AI Non-AI*

80 86 86 78 83 78 81 77 78 76 74 77 62 54 57 55 54 86

No. No. Rel PTAT Hrds Dtrs %

Ayrshire % of Breed Breakdowns for December 2012

JELYCA OBLIQUE ST CLEMENT EDMOUR AYR PHOE IDEOSTAR-ET KILDARE PERCY-ET KELLCREST HUMOUR KAMOURASKA MANDARIN KELLCREST SHOWSTAR-ET NEXUS DREAMER HAUTPRE KANSAS RONICK SIMBAD KAMOURASKA ROCKSTAR ARDMORE CROWN NAPIER PA HILL JULLI NIGEL-ET PA HILL BRODY JEOPARDY MAYO RF QUINNELLA WAERENGA BLAZE ASTUTE HOLYROOD PRINCE HUGHIE PALMYRA JERRY BENDIG-ET

Bull Name

International Ayrshire AI Sires Marketed in U.S. List for December 2012

% Ayr.

Ayrshire Active AI Bull Evaluation List for December 2012

Ranked in PTI Order Bull Name


Sharward Farm Remembers . . . 75 Years ago

100 Years ago

Average yield of milk and butterfat of all cows and heifers that have qualified for advanced registry to March 1, 1913:

340 Entries Mature Form, average 110 Entries Four Year Old Form, average 147 Entries Three Year Old Form, average 267 Entries Two Year Old Form, average 864 Entries Total Cows and Heifers

Lily of Willowmoor

Lbs. milk

10,473 9,391 8,884 7,746 9,222

Lbs. milk

Lbs. fat

430.65 370.35 351.36 312.06 362.23

Lbs. fat

22,106 888.70 Owned by J.W. Clise, Redmond,Wash.

Lbs. Butter

475 436 414 367 426

Lbs. Butter

1,046

% fat

3.82 3.94 3.96 4.03 3.92

% fat

4.02

Ayrshire Digest cover photo from february 15, 1938 issue Ayrshire breeders may well point with pride to the fact that during 1937, their Association completed one of its most successful years. Nearly one thousand more transfers than the previous year, or an increase of 11% were recorded, which indicated the strong demand for Ayrshires throughout the country. In fact, in only one previous year, had more animals been transferred. Further evidence was the fact that during the year, more than 14,000 registrations were recorded in the office of the national association, equaling those of 1936.

50 Years ago

10 Years ago

windrow silver’s Lucinda

The cover of the January/February 2003 Ayrshire Digest featured the junior Ayrshire breeders from around the country gathered for a photo following the Southern National Junior Ayrshire Show in Louisville, Kentucky, in November 2002. Sunny-Acres Rose Kin 2nd, owned by Royston G. Coale III, Tauneytown, MD

and Ardrossan Trident Hopefully, owned by Delbert Yoder and Heather Oris, West Salem, OH were scored 94 in November, 2002. Select Sires advertised the release of a new super sampler 7AY77 Galney-EPC Galant Ramius.

Windrow Silver’s Lucinda, 1st prize three-year-old cow, Senior & Grand Champion and best udder of show, 1962 International Dairy Show – Windrow Farms, Metamora, Michigan One of the interesting highlights of the Ayrshire show was the production records of Judge Delbert Kingston’s winning Dairy Herd. It is further proof, dispelling the misconception that show ring winners do not produce. This strong dairy herd class was won by Windrow Farm with an outstanding group, whose actual average production was 15,453 lbs. of milk and 700 lbs. of fat. Oak Ridge Stock Farm’s ad in the January 15, 1963 Ayrshire Digest lamented a challenge. The headline read, “If You Had 15 AllAmerican Nominations and had space for only 7 pictures – Well, it’s a happy problem.” La Franchi Bros. solution was to list the 15 nominations with their placings and feature the photos for five animals and a Junior Get of Sire and Senior Get of Sire.

This glimpse at “Days Gone By” is sponsored by: sharward farm ~ darryl & Teresa Keehner 32057 Lead Rd., Guttenberg, IA 52052 • (563) 252-1018 • redcows@alpinecom.net Winter 2013

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