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April 2011

Volume 83 No. 4

Adult Convention review Top Performer Winners Breeder Profile: Ridge-Place Holsteins District 4 Report

Willows-Edge Lee Velcro EX-94 EEEEE 2E 5-08 2x 365 41,850 4.3 1792 3.0 1268 Lft to date: 1620 151,790 4.2 6330 3.1 4658 All-American Junior 3 Year Old 2007 1st Junior 3 Year Old, International Holstein Show 2007 2nd 125,000 lb. Cow & 1st B&O, Midwest Fall National 2010 Dam: Willows-Edge Milan Vermouth EX-90 2E 2nd Dam: Willows-Edge CC Venetia-ET EX-92 3E 3rd Dam: Willows-Edge Midnight Venice EX-93 2E 4th Dam: Ho-Bus Pete Vanessa EX-92 3E

3-08 2x 365 26,270 3.8 987 2.9 770 Lft: 1955 125,660 4.1 5118 3.1 3867 All-Wisconsin Aged Cow 1997

Congratulations Claire & the Hill-Murray Girls Basketball team! ~ Undefeated Regular Season at 30-0 ~ 2011 AAA MN State Runner-Up ~ Claire: State Tournament quarterfinal Player of the Game with 15 points and 15 rebounds, Honorable Mention All-State and State All-Tournament Team

Premier Breeder: BAA: 111.6% Top BAA for herds 101-150 cows

’05, ’06, ’07, ’10 Midwest Fall National ’03 World Dairy Expo ’92-’01, ’04-’06 & ’09, District 1 ’94, ’96, ’97, ’03, ’05, ’06 WI Champ. Show ’96, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’02, ’03, ’10 MN State Fair

Henk & Bonnie Van Dyk New Richmond, WI 54017 PH: (715) 246-5454 Fax: (715) 246-6899

Wilstar Shottle Dreamy-ET VG-88 VG-MS

Hilrose Lee Princess EX-93 3E

2-01 365 36,525 4.4 1593 3.1 878

3-06 365 50,006 4.1 2038 3.0 1512 Lifetime: 240,250 lbs.

Just fresh and milking 148 lbs./day, Dreamy hails from Farmdale Integrity Dixie 3E-94, Nominated Junior All-American 5 Year Old 2002, with 38,220 & 179,970 lifetime. Next dam is VG-86 with over 35,000.

Dreamy’s *RC Destry daughter, GTPI +1955 & PTAT +2.99, sells in the Dodgeramma on April 9.

Hilrose Gibson Charity EX-91 5-04 365 56,516 4.5 2554 2.9 1621 WI 5 Year Old Top Performer 2009 Charity just calved in March with a Palermo heifer calf. She is from a 2E-93 Brilliant with 56,360 1865F & 419,030 lifetime, then VG-87 GMD with 42,130 & 155,160 lifetime.

Nominated Junior All-American Junior 3 Year Old 2004, Princess comes from a VG Progress with 49,310 1848F and 159,510 lifetime. Next dams are VG-88 GMD with 33,870, VG-88 with 34,700 & 157,070 lifetime and VG-87 with over 241,000 lifetime. Princess currently has two EX Rubens daughters, EX-91 & VG-88 (1st calf) Goldwyns, VG-86 Sept Storm, VG-88 Lou and pregnancies by Lautharity & Braxton. She is due in July to Atwood.

Congratulations, Mom & Dad. We want to thank you for your love and support, your contributions to your community, your family and the Holstein business. Your hard work has really paid off! Love - Lynn, Sara, Jacob, Logan & Madison, Andy & Ashley, Jeff & Bonnie

Check out our Million Pound Trio on the cover & read more about them on page 13!


Joe & Chris, Andy & Ashley, Jeff & Bonnie Brantmeier P.O. Box 54, Sherwood, WI 54169 (920) 989-1167 home (920) 989-3276 barn VISITORS & INQUIRIES ALWAYS WELCOME

RHA: 30,182 3.9F 3.0P 110.8% BAA 21 Year PBR Award Herd 2008, 2009 & 2010 Herd of Excellence


Also selling in the Dodgeramma, April 9:

EX 2nd calf Final Cut milking over 100 lbs./day. Her dam is a VG Outside with over 35,000M. Next 6 of 7 dams all EX or VG!

Wisconsin Holstein Association 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 Phone (608) 356-2114 Fax (608) 356-6312

1-800-223-4269 Wisconsin Holstein News: Official Publication of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Published 11 months per year by Wisconsin Holstein Publications To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; Phone (608) 723-4933; Fax (608) 723-4973; e-mail: April 2011

VOLUME 83 No. 4

Features: 8 10 26

Breeder Profile: Ridge-Place Holsteins Adult Convention review Adjustments Make All Cow PTAs similar to those on Genomically Tested Cows

Departments: 7 9 16 16 23 28 28 32 34 36 37 38

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs Sale report From the President: Corey Geiger From the Field: Sarah Trapp, Holstein USA WHA Annual Supporters Tank Talk - District 4 District 4 report Breeder Business Cards WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover features the “Million Pound Trio” from Hilrose Holsteins. Left to right - Hilrose Jed Keeley, VG-89, with lifetime production over 331,000; her sister, Hilrose Juror Kristi, EX-90, has over 311,000 pounds of milk; and Hilrose Brilliant Cupid, EX-92, who has lifetime production of over 419,000 pounds. This tremendous group of cows was bred by Hilrose Holsteins, the Joe & Chris Brantmeier Family of Sherwood. Joe & Chris were recognized as the Distinguished Breeders at the 2011 Adult Convention. Read more about their herd on page 13. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs

At the 2007 Barron Spring Sale, a calf named Hazel-Bush Flap Flower was purchased by an enthusiastic young lady, Beth Nelson of Blair, and in 2010 Flower was named Reserve Junior All-Wisconsin 4 Year Old and Honorable Mention Junior All-American 4 Year Old. Congratulations Beth! The Hazel-Bush Farm is not operated by Greg and his wife, Renee, and 15 year old duaghter, Sheena. Surviving Harley are his wife, Carol, sons Steve (Jackie) and Greg (Renee) both of Rice Lake; granddaughters Danielle (Brian) Toonen and Sheena Barfknecht; sisters Doreen Barfknecht of Hudson and Lorrain (Willard) Gustafson of Rice Lake; an uncle Homer Schwingle of Menomonie; seven nephews and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, a nephew and a niece. Furneral services were held February 23 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Rice Lake, and interment at Wayside Cemetary, Barron.

J Congratulations to Ryan and Michelle Keller, Richland Center, on being named a national winner of the Outstanding Young Farmer award. Ryan is a third generation OYF, following his parents, Gordon and Marsha, in 1982 and his grandparents, Theron & Jenna Keller, in 1959. L Congratulations to Tom & Jackie Walker, Wisconsin Dells, on the birth of their daughter, Nora Rose, born on February 25. Nora weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 21 inches long. I Congratulations to Eliza (Ulness) and Phil Ruzic, Greenwood, on the birth of their son Lucas Carl on March 8. Lucas weighed 9 lbs. and 11 oz. and was 21.5 inches. D Congratulations to Sarah (Herges) and Joe Mumm, Lancaster, on the birth of their son Mitchel Robert on March 7, weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. and 21 inches long. He joins big brother Vincent. Y Thank you to the following people who made contributions to the WHA Scholarship Fund: Niles & Carolyn Wendorf in memory of Leland Gunst & Mary Cull; Ray & RaeNell Halbur in memory of Leland Gunst & Mary Cull; Maurice & Gerry Cooper in memory of Robert Mayer & Mary Cull; Mike & Valerie Holschbach in memory of Mary Cull; Gary & Chris Williams in memory of Mary Cull; Second Look Holsteins in memory of Leland Gunst & Mary Cull. T Our condolences to the families of Harley Barfkneckt, Mary Cull and Charles Heike, who have passed away. Full obituaries are printed below. The Wisconsin Holstein News encourages readers and members to submit information for the Wisconsin Holstein Briefs column. We are looking for news of a wedding, birth announcement, award winner or death that Wisconsin Holstein breeders should know about. Please submit your information to the Wisconsin Holstein News by mail at PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; or email to

Mary Sue Cull, 63, of the town of Lomira, formerly of Hartland, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2011, at Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac. She was born on April 7, 1947, in Oak Park, Illinois, the daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Kalowski) Posson, and on April 4, 1970, Mary Sue was united in marriage to John Cull at St. Charles Catholic Church in Hartland. Mary Sue was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison, receiving her teaching degree and she taught at Willow Springs in Sussex for three years. Those Mary Sue leaves behind to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 40 years, John; three sons, Thomas (Kelli) Cull and Steven (Andrea) Cull both of Lomira and Patrick Cull of Madison; a brother, Richard (Ruby) Posson of Muskogee, Oklahoma; a sister-in-law, Roseanne Posson of Wauconda, Illinois, two nieces, five nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Mary Sue was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Posson.


Charles Heike

Harley Barfkneckt Harley R. Barfknecht, age 83, of Rice Lake, WI, died Friday, February 18, 2011, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. He was born October 4, 1927, to Paul and Laura Barfknecht in Clinton Township, Barron County, on a farm homesteaded by his grandfather, Frank Barfkneckt. This farm is now home to the well-known Indianhead Holsteins, owned by Robert and Karyn Schauf. In 1941 Harley and his parents and two sisters, Doreen and Lorraine, moved to a farm near Rice Lake which they named HazelBush Farm. The children soon developed a passion for showing their Registered Holsteins at county and state shows and fairs. Doreen was the first recipient of the Wisconsin Outstanding Holstein Girl award (1946) and Lorraine received it in both 1949 and 1950. Harley graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1946 and then attended the Farm Short Course in Madison, WI. He was a national winner in Soil Conservation at National 4-H Club Congress and earned the Wisconsin Farmer Degree in FFA. He was involved as a 4-H leader and served as president of the Barron County Holstein Association. He was president of the St. John’s Lutheran Church Council before transferring to Bethany Lutheran Church. After Harley’s parents retired, he continued farming at the same location with his wife, Carol, and sons Steve and Greg. They hosted many farm tours and meetings including a trip sponsored by the Ralston-Purina Co. in 1974 for about one hundred farmers from Germany. Harley continued showing cattle as an adult at county, district and state shows and when his sons entered 4-H and Junior Holsteins, these activities expanded. In addition to his successes in the show ring, Harley received many production awards. His favorite cow was HazelBush Ivanhoe Fay 8094611. Fay was the first cow in Wisconsin (one of two cows in the U.S.) in the history of the breed to achieve all four of the following: 300,000 pounds milk, over 13,000 pounds fat, 6E designation and Gold Medal Dam status. She was sired by Hartsbrook Ivanhoe Ken.

Mary Sue Cull

Charles R. Heike, age 70, of Mondovi died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 1 at Luther Hospital of Eau Claire. He was born on September 17, 1940, in Mondovi to the late Martin and Alice (Poeschel) Heike. He attended Mondovi Schools, graduating with the Mondovi High School class of 1958. Following High School, Charles became a member of the Wisconsin National Guard. Charles was united in marriage to Dianne Rud on May 11, 1963, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gilmanton. Dianne preceded Charles in death on May 7, 2007. Charles and his wife farmed together in the Town of Mondovi, Buffalo County, Wisconsin for 37 years. Even after retiring from farming, Charles and Dianne never moved off the farm. Charles and Dianne were proud to raise Registered Holsteins and were the owner of the Grand Champion Holstein which was awarded at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI. Charles was a faithful servant to all of Buffalo County on many different boards both past and present, including a long time Town Chairman of Mondovi, Buffalo County Holstein Association serving as the treasurer, Both the Buffalo County and Mondovi Historical Societies, Buffalo County Zoning Committee, Buffalo County Farm Bureau Association board of Directors, a district board member of Riverland Energy and also a member of various other community organizations. He was also a devoted member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Canton where he was currently on the cemetery association following the passing of his father in 1983. Charles will long be remembered as a true gentleman who never would step over boundaries of others. Soft spoken at times, but able to express his points with a very calm yet persuasive manner. He was a member of not only the Mondovi community that will be truly missed but by almost all of Buffalo County. May Charles rest in peace, faithful servant to the Lord. Charles will be sadly missed by his sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Bruce Deetz of Mondovi; mother-in-law, Marceille of Mondovi; also by several aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; other relatives and dear friends. Besides his parents and wife, Dianne; one nephew, Gregory Deetz; and great-niece; and Brittany Deetz, preceded Charles in death. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011-7


Ridge-Place Holsteins Clint & Heidi Zank, Neillsville By Ashley Julka

Clint, Heidi & Brayden Zank


estled in the rolling hills of Clark County, Clint and Heidi Zank own and operate Ridge-Place Holsteins in Neillsville. Clint is proud to be a fourth generation farmer of Clark County. Clint’s family has been farming in Clark County his whole life. His grandparents started the family farm with all grade Holsteins. When Clint’s parent’s, Ron and Amber, took over the farm, they began switching to an entirely Registered Holstein herd. In 1989, Ron and Amber purchased the current location of Ridge-Place Holsteins to house their heifers. In 1993, Clint was in an ATV accident that left him in a coma for 52 days. The doctors gave him a less than 2% chance to live and also said he would never walk or talk again. Thankfully, Clint is alive and well, walking and sharing the story of his family’s farm. Clint’s parents helped him get his farm going. In 1998, he bought the farm from his parents, while his parents rented him the cows. During this time, he also updated the farm by putting pens in, as well as comfort stalls with mattresses. Clint got his start in the Registered Holstein world in eighth grade when he purchased his first heifer, Sisco-Crest Marion Lynn. She was scored VG-85. It was during this time that he also began showing through 4-H at the county fair. His freshman year, he also joined the Neillsville FFA Chapter. His greatest show accomplishments in 4-H came in his senior year when he took 16 animals, none of which received lower than a red ribbon. He showed both the Supreme Champion Registered and grade Holsteins, as well as was recognized as the Supreme Champion Showman. After high school, Clint attended Mid-State Technical College in Marshfield for a two-year short course program. Clint remains active in the Clark County Holstein Association and the Neillsville FFA Alumni. Last summer, Clint and his family hosted the Clark County Twilight meeting. In his free time, he enjoys cheering for the Green Bay Packers and spending time with his family. He and Heidi were married in 2002. Heidi works as an ophthalmic technician at the Marshfield Clinic. In her spare time, she does the bookC Mia Tab Sybil 8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011

work and registrations for the farm and teaches Sunday School. Their son, Brayden, is seven years old. Brayden is active in 4-H, where he enjoys the dairy, insects, photography and tie-dye projects. Last year, he showed in the open show with his dad, but has also showed in two little britches classes. Clint runs the farm on his own with help from his parents, who assist during fieldwork season. He employs one full time and one part time worker. He owns twelve acres and rents an additional 225 to 250 acres, where he plants corn, hay, alfalfa and soybeans. Ridge-Place Holsteins is currently milking about 40 cows and raising about 100 heifers. The herd has a BAA of 109.3 and a RHA on 2x milking of 26,604 milk with 40 Registered Holsteins. They also raise about 20 bulls per year. The bulls remain on the farm for a year before they are sold to other dairyman as breeding stock. Prior to his accident, Clint purchased C Mia Tab Sybil, EX-91 4E GMD. His family was reluctant to show her at the county fair because of the accident, but they did and she was named the Supreme Champion. She has a lifetime record of 308,646M with 3.4 10395F and 2.9 9031P. Most of the Ridge-Place herd can be traced back to Sybil, who has provided several Excellent daughters and has been flushed numerous times. Her daughter, Ridge-Place Encore Summer, EX-92 3E, has a record of 321,020M 12473F and 9761P. Summer’s maternal sister, Ridge-Place Milan Supreme, EX-90 2E has a similar record of 303,180M with 9615F and 8605P. It is because of these animals that the farm has received national recognition for producing cows with over 300,000 of milk in a lifetime. Ridge-Place Maso Stacy-ET, VG-89, daughter of Sybil, also has a lifetime to date record of 266,797M. Ridge-Place Charles Star, EX-90, another daughter of Sybil, has a record of 157,800M with 5767F and 4778P. Her daughter, Ridge-Place Linjet Style, EX-92 2E, has a record of 169,230M with 7348F and 5403P. Completing three generations of Excellent cows with 300,000 lifetime is Supreme’s daughter Ridge-Place Lee Suprise, EX-90 2E. She has a record of 300,628M with 9402F and 7690P. Her daughter, Ridge-Place Hi-Metro Sharee, EX-90, has a lifetime to date record of 112,770M 3770F 3562P. Another pride of Ridge-Place Holsteins is Castleholm Goldwyn Raven. Clint owns this Royal Rosa cow family member with Marty Castleberg. She is a potential 16-generation Excellent cow, who recently went VG-86 on her first classification. Raven has heifers by Shottle, Aftershock & M Leader. Ridge-Place Holsteins has received the Progressive Breeder EX-91 4E GMD

Ridge-Place Enc Summer-ET EX-92 3E Registry for seven years. In 2009, they were also received the Herd of Excellence Award. They have also received several national milk quality awards. They also achieved great success at the District 4 Holstein Show, where they received first place in the Spring Yearling Class with Ridge-Place Decker Amy and fourth place with Ridge-Place Toystory Skittle. Ridge-Place Toystory Skittle was also the top of her class at the State Fair in the Junior Show in August. Clint makes his selection based on sires that breed long lasting cows with good feet and legs and udder. He based his decisions mainly on type and some production. His two favorite sires are currently Damion, Durham and Roy Lane Jordan. The heifers at Ridge-Place are fed a diet of hay and grain, while the cows receive a diet of TMR. The calves are housed in hutches for three months. They are then moved to a group hut until they are five months old. Afterwards, they are moved to a heifer shed until they are a year old. They are then moved to a shed with a pasture until calving. The dry cows are housed in loose housing and fed a diet of corn silage and hay.

Ridge-Place Lee Suprise EX-90 2E

Castleholm Goldwyn Raven VG-86

Ridge-Place Hi-Metro Sharee EX-90 The cows are housed in comfort stalls with mattresses. They are milked using a pipeline milking system. In order to ease the pain of Clint’s accident, the Zank’s installed a track system for the milking system to slide across. Because of this, Clint never has to lift the milking units and can continue farming. Ridge-Place currently markets their animals through a select few sales. They have sold animals at the Central Wisconsin Summer Event Sale, the Waupaca/Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, and the Purple Ribbon Sale in Wood County. Clint’s most recent purchase was BudjonJK Durham Elnora-ET, a Durham from Encore Electra EX-95 2E GMD DOM, and a full sister to Embrace and Explicit. Elnora was recognized as the fifth place Senior Two-YearOld at the Wisconsin Championship in 2009. The main goal of Ridge-Place Holsteins is to breed long lasting cows with strong type. They also hope to keep merchandising and show people their strong and productive dairy cattle.

Budjon-JK Durham Elnora-ET EX-90

SALE REPORTS 15th Badger Invitational - March 12 Buyers from seven states and one Canadian province found something to take home at the 15th Badger Invitational on March 12. The sale averaged $2,989 on 57 lots. High seller was lot #12, a first choice female from Bomaz Shottle 4679-ET (GTPI+2129) that was consigned by Bomaz, Inc of Hammond, Wis. and was sold for $10100 to Hilmar Holsteins of Hilmar, Calif. The next high selling lot was struck off at $9800. It was lot #53, a first choice female from Rosylane-LLC Ramos 3562 (GLPI+2200) consigned by Rocky Mountain Holsteins and Rosy-Lane Holsteins of Watertown, Wis. and purchased by Bomaz Holsteins of Hammond, Wis. Third high selling lot, and high selling live lot, was Sandy-Valley Atwd Blacky-ET - a May 2010 Atwood granddaughter of Regancrest-PR Barbie-ET consigned by Sandy Valley Farms and purchased by David Dyment and Jeff Stephans of Ontario, Canada. She was sold for $7600. In addition to the sale a semen auction was held to benefit the Badger Dairy Club and a silent auction to benefit the 2010 National Champion Dairy Judging Team from UW-Madison and their trip to Scotland this summer. Also, the fifth inductee into the Dr. David P. Dickson Memorial Hall of Fame (formerly known as the BDC Hall of Fame) was Tom Morris who has been a part of all 15 Badger Invitationals. The sale was managed by the Badger Dairy Club and Tom Morris Ltd.

High live selling lot in the ring Sandy-Valley Atwd Blacky-ET

BDC sale chairs present Tom Morris with the Dr. David P. Dickson Memorial Hall of Fame Award wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011-9

2011 Wisconsin Holstein Convention Dodge County - “It’s All in the History” The Wisconsin Holstein Association held its 120th Annual Convention on February 18 and 19 at the Beaver Dam Campus Inn, Beaver Dam. This year’s convention was hosted by the Dodge County Holstein Breeders and included a fantastic weekend of meetings, tours, and Holstein camaraderie. The weekend’s festivities began with the Region 5 meeting held by Holstein USA and was followed by the WHA Committee meetings on Friday afternoon. These committee meetings continue to be very productive and aid in the direction of the association’s yearly activities. Region 5 Meeting Jodi Hoynoski gave the State of the Association address on behalf of Holstein USA. Overall, the association has had strong member participation in programs over the past year, with four percent more registrations than 2009, a thirteen percent increase in transfers and a three percent increase in classification. Genomic testing was also up thirty-one percent. With eleven less employees overall, salary and wages were down seven percent and total expenses were $578,000 less than the previous. Wisconsin directors Robert Nigh and Corey Geiger and Holstein USA representative Chris Lyons were also on hand and helped lead discussion on several topics. Some discussion was held on the format of the annual meeting held at the National Convention. Hoynoski said that it is harder and harder to get members to fill delegate spots each year and with the streamlining of different areas of the annual meeting they were hoping to condense it to a one-day meeting. Wisconsin members in attendance at the regional meeting were in favor of having the annual meeting start at noon on the first day and finish by noon on the second day, so delegates could potentially be home that night for chores. Other items discussed were the change in classification fees and the change in the stature category for classification scores. There was also much discussion on genomics and most members’ lack of confidence in the formula, testing and results. The WHA Board of directors was going to look at having a panel discussion in the next few months with a speaker from USDA to help address these issues with breeders. Production Winners Recognized Convention attendees enjoyed a fish fry on Friday evening, and following the meal, the association recognized several standout Holsteins and their breeders and owners. The 2010 Top Performers were named, as well as the 300,000 and 400,000 lb. production cows. The overall Top Performer winner for 2010 was Glo-Crest Seps LucyLou-Red, EX-91, owned by Synergy Dairy, Pulaski. The evening concluded with the second annual Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale, coordinated by the association’s Young Adult Committee. Tom Morris handled auctioneering duties for the sale with Kevin Jorgensen reading pedigrees to a full crowd in attendance. The sale averaged $5,568 on 37 lots. Top seller of the evening was a first choice female from Ralma Baxter Cheerio-ET, VG-85, consigned by Floyd & Lloyd Baumann and Fred Lang, Marathon. Laverne & Tracy Lepak, Custer, purchased the choice from several exciting options from this A.I. family for $20,000. Second high seller was from the same exciting cow family and was offered by Jeff Rugg, Stevens Point. Bidding last on a first choice female from Ralma Goldwyn Carme-ET, VG-89, was Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, Ill. Proceeds from the sale are used by the Young Adult Committee for their annual events and scholarships. Thanks to the success of last year’s sale, the YAC presented three $500 scholarships to WHA young adult members and one $500 scholarship to the Younger Dairyman award winners. Receiving scholarships to attend educational or industry events this year were Sara Byl, Erik Gilbertson and Melissa Gerlach. With some additional funds available, the YAC also held a drawing with four first-time convention attendees winning their convention registrations paid for. 10–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011

WHA Annual Meeting The WHA Annual Meeting was called to order by President Jm Rickert. Minutes from the 119th annual meeting were presented and approved, followed by a financial report from Vice President Corey Geiger. The WHA investments continue to show strength, going over $400,000 for the first time in 2010. A highlight of the investment funds is the scholarship fund which is currently at $101,000, with $13,000 awarded in scholarships at the recent junior convention. Overall accounts receivable are low and are monitored closely by WHA and WHP (Publications) employees to keep these in check. Total income for WHA was down $10,212.99 and total expenses were down $3,126.14. WHA showed a profit of $1528.91 for 2010. Total sales for WHP remained steady for 2010 and finished within $100 of 2009. With a reduction in printing costs and other expenses, WHP showed a profit of $3,902.76 President Rickert delivered the annual President’s address, highlighting some of the activities from the past year. He also thanked the staff, WHA board, committee members and volunteers for all of their work this past year. To read President Rickert’s complete address, please visit our blog at As announced in the Wisconsin Holstein News, there was an open discussion in regards to the future site of the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity. Several members spoke on the importance of keeping the Futurity at the Wisconsin State Fair as a way to promote our industry in a positive way to a diverse group of state fair attendees. Board member Corey Geiger asked those in attendance if there was a minimum number of cows showing at the show in order to keep it a viable event. Motions were made and passed to keep the Futurity at State Fair and that a minimum of 12 cows need to show (over a 5 year average) before this will be brought back to the board for more discussion. Nominations were opened up for four board of director positions. Kent Wendorf, Dan Cnossen, Kelli Cull, Chad Ryan, Tracy Nelson and Tim Keller were nominated from the floor and gave a brief introduction of themselves to those in attendance. Elected to the board were Cnossen, Cull, Ryan and Wendorf. Two by-law changes were proposed by the board of directors and passed by those in attendance. Committee reports were given with each chairperson highlighting the activities and plans from the past year. National Director Bob Nigh gave a brief summary and thanked members for their input during the Region 5 meeting held the day before. Representatives also spoke from WLIC, WDE and Dairy Shrine. Those attending the annual meeting recognized the three retiring board members with a round of applause. A huge thank you goes out to Lynn Harbaugh, Jim Rickert and Bob Traynor for their years of service to the Wisconsin Holstein Association. Lunch Award Recognitions Saturday’s luncheon included recognition via power point of this year’s outstanding juniors, including the Oustanding Boy and Girl, Jacob Brey and Danae Bauer. Also recognized were National DJM representatives Bauer, Mitch Kappelman, Kelly Lee and Carl Lippert. Wall of Fame inductees were announced at the luncheon, with presentations by Marlowe Nelson, Elmo Wendorf Jr. and Marci Walker. Also recognized were the 40 and 50 year members. Farm Tours Convention attendees loaded the bus after lunch and had the opportunity to visit Car-Bon Farm, Tom-Lu Holsteins and Vande Holsteins. Thank you to these farms and all who helped with the farm tours for allowing WHA members to see such outstanding breeder herds.

Saturday Evening Banquet Following a social hour, the annual awards banquet was held. All-Americans and Junior All-Americans were recognized by a power point presentation prior to the banquet. Past President Corey Geiger made the formal thank you presentations to Lynn Harbaugh, Jim Rickert and Bob Traynor as retiring members of the WHA Board of Directors. Following the announcement of the advertising contest awards, Todd Borgwardt presented the Young Distiguished Breeder Award to Chris and Kathie McCullough of Juda. Recognized with the Distinguished Service Award was Ben Brancel and awarded the Distinguished Breeder honor was Joe and Chris Brantmeier of Hilrose Holsteins, Sherwood. Throughout the evening, a dessert auction was held to benefit the scholarship fund and received great support from all in attendance. Thank you to those who generously bid for a tasty dessert that strongly supports WHA’s scholarship programs. Grady Auer from the Waupaca/Waushara Holstein Breeders invited everyone to attend the convention in February 2012 to be held in Waupaca. Following the conclusion of the formal banquet, many convention attendees stayed for refreshments, socializing and to listen to great music provided by Casey Carney. The Board of Directors met on Sunday morning and elected the following officers: President – Corey Geiger; Vice President – Todd Stanek; Secretary – Angela Brown; Executive Board members Matt Lippert and Marci Walker. Thank you to the Dodge County Holstein Breeders for all of the hard work put in for a great weekend of Holstein fellowship. Also, thank you to the many sponsors that made the convention possible and support WHA activities throughout the year.

WHA Past Presidents: front - Don Rickert, Bill Hageman, Steve Holte, Marlowe Nelson & Elmo Wendorf Jr. Back - Jim Rickert, Corey Geiger, Mark Gilbertson, Mike McCullough, Scott Pralle, Lynn Harbaugh & Bob Schauf.

40 & 50 Year Members present at the convention: Front - Allen Sell, Edward Mielke Jr., Donald Ruf & Marty Kinyon. Back - Robert Paltzer, Bill Hageman, Mark Weier, Randy Geiger, Jim Hoskens.

Top Performer winners: Steve Killian, Tom Kestell, Ashley Yager & Heather Jauquet.

2011 WHA Board of Directors: Seated - Angela Davis-Brown, Kent Wendorf, Chad Ryan & Marci Walker. Standing - Paula Bovre, Dan Cnossen, Chris McCullough, Todd Stanek, Matt Lippert, Todd Borgwardt & Corey Geiger. 300,000 & 400,000 lb. Cow owners: Bob Traynor, Rick Dado, Ron Hackmann & Warren Allen. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011-11

40 Year Members Clyde Ahlschwede, Denmark William Borgwardt, Valders Clarence Castleberg Jr., Mondovi Robert Cooper, South Wayne Robert Cramer, Juda Chrisdhome Farm Inc., New Richmond Larry Disch, New Glarus Duncan Creek Farms, Inc., Bloomer Randall Geiger, Reedsville Francis Goodman, Wonewoc Daniel Hintz, Marion

James Hoskens, De Pere Lawrence Jerome, Barron Martin Kinyon, Lone Rock Frederick Larson, Monomonie James Lepeska, Stitzer Edward Mielke Jr., Fenwood Randy Nigh, Viroqua Craig Paulson, Clear Lake Thomas Pfaff, Melrose Richard Piechowski, Waupaca Donald Ruf, Darlington Allen Sell, Watertown

Robert Snow, Sparta Donald Voelker, Wausau Mark Weier, Dodgeville Lloyd Williams, Waukesha Royce Edward Wolberg, Melrose

50 Year Members William Hageman, Fond du Lac Robert Paltzer Jr., Appleton Glen Quilling, Elk Mound Marlys Schmitz, Mount Hope

Distinguished Service Award - Ben Brancel This year’s Distinguished Service award was presented to a man who has been a long-time advocate of Wisconsin agriculture, the dairy industry and the Holstein cow. This year’s recipient is our Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Ben Brancel. Secretary Brancel is no stranger to our Association. His family exhibited at our Association’s District 5 Holstein Show for many years as members of the Marquette County Holstein Breeders. Brancel was born and raised in Marquette County and is the fifth generation to farm his family’s land. Brancel attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and received a degree in Animal Science. After managing a dairy operation for 22 years, Brancel now raises registered Angus beef cattle. He manages the 290-acre farm with hsi wife, Gail, and their son and daughter-in-law, Tod and Sondra. Secretary Brancel served in the Wisconsin Assembly from 1986-1997 and was tapped to serve as co-chair of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee in 1995. During his legislative service, he helped craft the state’s Right to Farm law and the use value assessment for taxing farmland. He was elected by his colleagues to serve as Assembly Speaker in 1997. This is not the first time Brancel has led our ag department. He was

appointed by Governor Tommy Thompson in 1997 to serve as Secretary of DATCP. Among his accomplishments then were founding Wisconsin’s Discovery Farms and Pioneer Farm projects, and leading the effort to revitalize the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory by housing it in the University of Wisconsin System. That led ultimately to the state-of-the art laboratory today on the UW-Madison campus. He served as Secretary until 2001 when he was appointed Wisconsin state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Services Agency. He served as the state relations liaison for UW-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, where he helped support the Wisconsin Agricultural Research Stations. Brancel’s accomplishments were recognized by the National Republican Legislators Association, which named him its 1997 Leader of the Year. Brancel has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from UWPlatteville, the Guardian of Small Business award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and an Honorary American FFA Degree from the American Future Farmers of America. In 2009, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau honored him with its Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award.

Younger Distinguished Dairy Breeder - Chris & Kathie McCullough presented by Todd Borwardt is watched very closely. Ultrasound is also utilized It is truly a pleasure to present this year’s for more accurate reproductive feedback. They Wisconsin Holstein Younger Dairy Breeder consider themselves very fortunate to work with Award to Chris and Kathie McCullough of Juda. an experienced veterinarian, a dedicated nutriI have gotten to know Chris a little better over the tionist and a knowledgeable embryo transfer last year on the Wisconsin Holstein Board and I specialist and contribute much of the herd’s can’t think of a more deserving couple. success to them. This year’s winners of the Younger Dairy When it comes to bull selection, type is the Breeder Award are a real inspiration to anyone most important factor. They use information they getting started in the Registered Holstein business. get from other breeders and people in the Their herd was started just over 16 years ago with industry before they make any quick decisions. an average group of about 40 cows, enough to They want to know how a bull is working and on keep the barn warm that first winter. Some of what type of cows and pedigrees before adding a them were project animals from home and others bull to their line-up. Whenever possible they like were relatively inexpensive purchases. At that to see some offspring in person, whether it is at a time, there was one Excellent, four Very Good, 27 show, a sale or a neighboring herd rather that just Good Plus and eight Good cows for a BAA of relying on written information. They believe in taking their time and 104.4%. Since that time, they have had a mainly homebred herd and doing homework on a bull before using him and regretting the outcome have had 180 cows classified with their own prefix. Of those 180 cows, three years down the road. 56 of them have scored Excellent, 86 Very Good, 34 Good Plus and Regular monthly milk testing is performed to monitor performance four Good. For those of you trying to do the math, that is an amazing and help to catch some problem cows when that occurs. They believe 79% Very Good or Excellent and of those 56 Excellents over half of strongly in classifying every seven months and have made showing part them have scored higher than 90 points and 5 have scored 94. Presently, of their lifestyle. They attend approximately five shows a year, ranging their BAA sits at an extremely impressive 112.6%. from county fairs to district and state shows to World Dairy Expo. Their Chris and Kathie moved onto their farm after Chris completed the goals have changed in recent years to getting the Premier Breeder and UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course and many changes have Exhibitor banners as the quality of their animals have improved. Also, been made. Most of the barn was remodeled, stanchions were replaced over the last few years, Chris has been honored to have been asked to with tie-stalls and the stalls were made larger to accommodate the judge several county, district and state shows. increasing size of their cows. Since that time, updates have continually With all of their successes, perhaps their greatest accomplishment been made. Rubber mats were replaced with comfort mats and fans can be seen in the enthusiasm and involvement of their two children, have been installed. In 2005 an addition was put on to the calf shed Rachel and Brian. They have shown a tremendous interest in the and since then silos and other feed storage have been built. success of their dairy farm and have been actively involved on a day to Reproduction is a high priority for the McCulloughs. Every effort is day basis. made to get cows bred back in a timely matter and overall cow health

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2010 Advertising Contest Winners Full page, Full color ads: 1. Crescentmead Holsteins (October) **Best ad of the Year 2. Ragnar Holsteins (October) 3. Rosedale Genetics (November) Full page, 2 color ads: 1. Krull Farms (July/August) 2. Second-Look Holsteins (March) 3. Black Beauty Partners (November) Less than Full page, Full color ads: 1. Westphalia Farm (October) 2. Krull Farms (May) 3. Honeycrest (January)

Less than Full page, 2 color ads: 1. Mar-Linda-K Holsteins (July/August) 2. DeNance Farm (July/August) 3. R Green Acres (October) Black & White ads, any size: 1. Krohlow Reg. Holsteins (September) 2. Deronda Farm (September) 3. Sugar Creek Dairy (January) Commercial Advertising: 1. Taurus (September) 2. ABS Global (April) 3. International Protein Sires (November)

Best Calendar Ad: March - Budjon Farms

Cover of the Year: February

Distinguished Holstein Breeders - Joe & Chris Brantmeier presented by Lynn Harbaugh

I am proud to call this year’s recipients two of my closest friends. They are two of the most honest and hard-working people I have ever known. They have always been big proponents of education. They are very proud that all three of their children are UW graduates and are all involved in the dairy industry today. Their two sons work full-time on the farm and their daughter is a Territory Manager for Pfizer Animal Health. This year’s winner did not always agree 100% with his father’s breeding philosophies. He once shared a story with me about how he kept a semen tank hidden at his house so he could buy semen from his Select Sires rep Dan Cnossen so his father wouldn’t know because his father was on the Midwest Breeders boards of directors. The herd prefix comes from his parents names, Hilard and Rosemary. For those of you who haven’t figured it out yet, this year’s winner is Hilrose Holsteins, Joe & Chris Brantmeier of Sherwood. Joe and Chris began farming after graduating from college in 1974 and purchased the farm in 1981. Chris was a long-time teacher for Brillion public schools but always handled the bookkeeping and helped out wherever needed during the summer months. This couple is no stranger to being honored by their peers, as they were the National Runners-Up for the Jaycees Outstanding Young Farmer Award early in their career. They have steadily grown the operation and now their two sons, Andy and Jeff both work full-time on the farm. Andy’s wife, Ashley, and Jeff ’s wife, Bonnie, work full-time off the farm but pitch in whenever extra help is needed. In addition, they currently farm over 800 acres and employ one full-time crop person. The facts are impressive, 110.8% BAA, a bred and owned class winner at Expo, a breeder banner, over 100 Excellent cows bred and nearly 20 more developed, a three time Progressive Genetics Herd and Herd of Excellence winner, more than 20 PBR awards and 50 GMD and several DOM recipients. But that is not all. They have bred two and worked in developing another Junior All-American nominee. Hilrose Lee Princess, EX-91 was second at the Midwest Spring Show and nominated Junior All-American. Her daughter, Hilrose Rubens Patsy was also a Junior All-American nominee as a fall calf after winning the junior show at World Dairy Expo. Then, as a fall yearling, Patsy was second at World Dairy Expo and Reserve All-American. Current herd members from this family include Hilrose Goldy Perfection, VG-87, and Hilrose Goldwyn Promise, EX-90. Finally, Hilrose Dundee Drama, EX-91, is a granddaughter of their third Junior All-American nominee, Farmdale Integrity Dixie, EX-94. They have bred three red & white All-American nominees. Two of them are these full sisters, Hilrose Advent Autumn, EX-91, who

was the Reserve All-American 4-Year-old and Hilrose Advent Allie who was nominated as a milking yearling. Another member of this family, Hilrose Advent Annabell, was nominated this past year as a milking yearling. To say high type has been important is an understatement. But the fact that this is also one of Wisconsin’s highest producing herds is even more impressive. A rolling herd average over 30,000 pounds, seven bred & developed cows have produced 50,000 pounds of milk. One example is Hilrose Gibson Charity, EX-91, who has an impressive record of 56,000 pounds of milk and was a Wisconsin Holstein Top Performer winner. Fifty cows have produced over 40,000 pounds of milk, and three cows have produced a ton of fat. Hilrose Durham Pamela, EX-94, is an example of one of these high scoring high producing cows. Hilrose has bred three cows with over 300,000 pounds of lifetime milk and two cows that have produced over 400,000 pounds of milk. This trio (photographed together in 2007) collectively produced over a million pounds of milk. The group includes Hilrose Jed Keeley, VG-89, with lifetime production over 331,000; her sister, Hilrose Juror Kristi, EX-90, has over 311,000 pounds of milk; and Hilrose Brilliant Cupid, EX-92, who has lifetime production of over 419,000 pounds. This group was featured in an article in the Holstein World in 2008 and they were believed at that time to be the only known living trio of cows with the same prefix that have produced over a million pounds of milk. According to Joe, “These three cows represent what we strive to breed at Hilrose. Cows that stand the test of time, have a tremendous will to milk and are able to breed back year after year.” Finally, another cow that needs to be mentioned is Hilrose Vanguard Blossom, VG-87, who produced the highest lifetime totals ever at Hilrose. She lived to be 14 years old and produced over 434,000 pounds of milk, which puts her in the top five cows in the breed for lifetime production. Hilrose Holsteins has always tried to breed cattle to fit all markets. The newest example of this is Hilrose Shottle Trudy, who is part of a high genomic family that marketed several bulls to AI and sold embryos worldwide. Today one of the highest genomic heifers in the country stems from embryos that CRI bought from this cow family. Joe & Chris, thank you so much for your positive attitude and all of your contributions to your community, your family and the Holstein business. I can tell you, while I was farming Joe always had good advice whenever I would call. Joe, thanks for being such a great leader and mentor and I am proud to call you my second mom & dad. Congratulations on this very deserving honor. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011-13

Wall of Fame Inductees Man - Elmer A. Woelffer, D.V.M. On December 18, 1897, a future veterinarian who would become internationally known was born on a small dairy farm in southeastern WI. When the family moved to the Watertown area and established a retail milk business Elmer along with his brothers would help with the milking. During a year when the herd underwent an extensive abortion storm, Elmer and his brothers would get up earlier than usual in the morning to see who could find the most fetuses in the gutter. This experience prompted Elmer to more seriously consider becoming a veterinarian. During his senior year in high school Elmer contacted a local veterinarian to inquire about the vertinary profession. To the young man’s disappointment, the vet encouraged him to take a correspondence course instead. Even though Elmer was a pretty “green” kid at the time, he was convinced that this was not what he wanted. In the fall of 1918 he enlisted in the Student Army Training Corps (SATC) at the University of Wisconsin. After the war he continued his education in agriculture at the university and graduated in 1922. Following graduation, Elmer moved to Waukesha and prepared the Holstein show herd owned by William and Art Klussendorf. He helped show the herd throughout the show circuit (which included most of the state fairs in the Midwest). Later he was appointed herdsman at the Aitken Brothers Farm. By the Spring of 1926 Elmer had worked with various show herds and various breeds. One day while waiting in the St. James office for the farm’s veterinarian, Dr. Harry Caldwell, Elmer paged through the current issue of the Guernsey Breeders journal. He was surprised to find an article about the awards he had received - a gold medal for herdsmanship at the National Dairy Show, a gold watch at the Dairy Cattle Congress at Waterloo, IA and a silver cup at the pacific International Livestock Exposition. He would again be awarded the gold medal at the next two national Dairy Shows in 1926 and 1927. Dr. Caldwell arrived and Elmer asked “Doc, how crazy would it be for me to attend a veterinary college?” Dr. Caldwell encouraged Elmer to write the Midwest veterinarian universities and Cornell University. Cornell offered him a scholarship which he immediately accepted. After graduation Dr. Woelffer accepted a position as Manager of Farms and Veterinarian with a large milk company in New England. After his 14 years, two-thirds of the cows in the area consisted of high-producing purebred Holsteins. As World War II found the company’s farms diminished in acreage and closed due to airport and ammunition dump construction, and Dr. Woelffer decided to return to the Midwest. Dr. Woelffer accepted the offer at the Veterinary Department at the University of Illinois. After a few years there he received an invitation from Fred Pabst to come to the Pabst Farms in Oconomowoc as veterinarian and vice-president. In December of 1949 Dr. Woelffer was thrilled to be back in Wisconsin. During 13 years in Oconomowoc, Dr. Woelffer became a so-called “expert” at diagnosing and treating reproductive diseases. He served as chairman of the Professional Liability Insurance Trust of the AVMA, a member of the House of Delegates and a term on the Executive Board of the AVMA. A member and past president of the Veterinary Medical Association of Wisconsin a member of the National Association of Bovine Practitioners and a charter member of the Society and College of Theriogenologists. Dr. Elmer Woelffer felt honored and privileged to have served as veterinary editor for Hoard’s Dairyman magazine for 30 years.

Cow - Crescentmead Rotate Amanda Crescentmead Rotate Amanda was a fourth Generation EX all over 30,000M 1200F and 1100P. She was scored EX-94 2E and had a top production record at 4-0 of 2x 365 37,500 4.9 1819 3.3 1233. Amanda was the breed’s highest protein dollar cow and was number two in the breed for CTPI at +1582 in July 1990. Her tremendous impact on the breed is exhibited through her many offspring. Amanda is the dam of seven EX daughters, three EX sons and 12 VG offspring, including one daughter at EX-93, three EX-92 and two at 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011

EX-91. She also produced three GMD’s and five DOM daughters. Amanda’s offspring excel in type and production. There are several streaks in this family, including one of nine generations of EX, two six-generations of EX members and two seven-generations of EX. One daughter produced over 40,000M 1500F and 1200P and eight daughters produced over 1200F. Two daughters were each named Reserve Junior All-American Summer Yearlings. This tradition continues with five EX granddaughters and one EX grandson at 94 points. Three of Rotate Amanda’s sons sold for over $70,000 each in public sales and she had another 12 sons in A.I. She also had one red son over +2500M and +60P. Her two Tri-Town Steady Stripper sons sold in April of 1988 at the Wisconsin Spring Special Sale for $90,000 and $77,000.

Bull - Harborcrest Happy Crusader Harborcrest Rose Milly was born in 1955 in the herd of John Snoddy of Ohio. As a mature cow, she was purchased by Paclamar Farms of Colorado and there she developed into an EX-97, All-Time All-American Aged Cow. Rose Milly ended up with over 210,000 lbs. milk with 4.2% and 8741F and was also the dam of the famous sire, Paclamar Bootmaker. She left behind in Ohio a fine daughter, Harborcrest Maple Raven who became a 3E-94 GMD and had over 100,000 lbs. milk with 4.3% 5089F. In the early years in Wisconsin, all of the Wisconsin State Institutions had herds of Registered Holsteins and most of them used bulls from the most important of the state herds, the Wis State Reformatory herd located at Green Bay. The Wisconsin School for the Deaf, located at Delavan, had one of these good herds and was using a bull from Green Bay named Wis Ideal Crusader. Ben Dibble, owner of a good herd in Waukesha County, found a nice group of Crusader daughters there and purchased several of them which he showed with much success, winning the Get of Sire class wherever they were shown. Ben made the arrangements with John Snoddy to breed Maple Raven to Wis Ideal Crusader, who by that time had been added to the sire line-up of Southern Wisconsin Breeders Cooperative, then located at Madison and later merged to become a part of Tri-State Breeders Coop. The resulting bull calf, born March 1965, was named Harborcrest Happy Crusader, and ended up in joint ownership with Kyland Farms and Willard Nehls, and he was used heavily in those herds. When Kyland Farms dispersed in 1967, the bull went to Chambric Farms near Rockford, Illinois, who purchased an interest and at that time, Elis Knutson was managing Chambric. When that herd dispersed in 1969, Marlowe Nelson, then Sire Procurement Manager for Tri-State, purchased the bull on the basis of his outstanding pedigree and the fine heifers he was siring. He proved to be very popular and was heavily used by Tri-State in their service area. He lived up to expectations and sired many fine daughters such as Dunco Kayser Happy Barbara, EX-94, who was purchased in dam by Alvin & Barb Kayser and became champion at the Wisconsin State Fair and State Show in 1975; and Dicharl Happy Beauty, EX-92, who was Grand at the Wisconsin State Show, 1st at the Central National Show and All-American 4 Year Old in 1976. Both of these cows were also part of the All-American Get of Sire in 1976. Willard Nehls used the bull heavily and at one time had over 60 of his daughters, many of which became Excellent, including the best one, Budjon Roburke Crusader, EX-96, who was Grand Champion at the 1983 Wisconsin State Show. As a further note, one Happy Crusader daughter from Willard

Nehls, Wilards Happy Patsy, VG-88, is the cow that started the family behind Vandyk-K Integrity Paradise, EX-96. Also, a Happy Crusader daughter owned by Bob Snow of Sparta, Snow-N Happy Ediths Ellen is the 5th dam behind Regancrest Elton Durham. Another Happy Crusader daughter, Junlyn Happy Daphne, EX, at Junlyn Farms was the dam of Junlyn Tempo Daffy, EX-94 4E with 183,970 4.5% and until embryo transfer came into use, one of only two cows of the entire breed to have three daughters that were all EX-94: Ripvalley Inspire Dafi 3E-94, Ripvalley Pete Dottie 4E-94 GMD, and Ripvalley Boot Nick Dessy EX-94; all three were bred by Allen Rippchen of Richland Center. Willard Nehls’ brother, Louis Nehls Junior also used Happy Crusader and in his dispersal had a daughter, Nehls Harborcrest Dee Dee, EX-92 2E, whose dam was a daughter of Paclamar Astronaut, so Dee Dee’s young bull sired by Arlinda Chief, Nehls Chief Crusader, had two crosses to Rose Milly. Marlowe Nelson bought this bull for an A.I. group in the Netherlands and he was one of the

earliest American bulls used in Holland and he did a very fine job. His greatest contribution was to sire the bull Skalsummer Sunny Boy who became the first bull to breed 1,000,000 cows in Europe, and to this date has had a great influence in northern European Holstein history.

Adult Convention Dessert Auction Thank you to the following people who supported the Board Spouse Dessert Auction at the Adult Convention. A total of $1525 was raised for the Scholarship Fund. Todd & Susan Borgwardt Dan Cnossen Kinyon & Buhr Robert Traynor Tracey Nelson Sarah Loehr Kevin Jorgensen, Steve Holte Jim Rickert Lynn Harbaugh Krull Farms John & Marci Walker Wackershauser & Yager

2010 Top Performer Winners Junior Two Year Old

Senior Three Year Old

Six to Nine Year Olds

Bomaz Mac 5268-ET VG-85 Ever-Green-View, Waldo 2-03 305 33,453M 1358F 983P 4523 pts. award by Nasco

Kerry-K Goldwyn Poppy-ET VG-85 Steve & Amanda Killian, Blair 3-07 305 43,567M 2218F 1267P 5623 pts. award by East Central/Select Sires

Hi-Lo-Valley Nate Nickel EX-93 Hi-Lo-Valley, Highland 7-01 305 42,457M 1882F 1289P 6651 pts. award by DairyBusiness/Holstein World

Bomaz Mac 5268-ET

Kerry-K Goldwyn Poppy-ET

Senior Two Year Old

Four Year Old

Ever-Green-View Evonne VG-88 Ever-Green-View, Waldo 2-11 305 40,723M 1750F 1250P 5210 pts. award by Hoards & Sons

Gerkes-EBG Oman Lolo-ET VG-87 Ever-Green-View, Waldo 4-07 305 40,322M 1701F 1168P 6127 pts. award by East Central/Select Sires

Junior Three Year Old

2010 HIGH Top Performer Five Year Olds

Farnear Shottle Favorite-ET VG-87 Ever-Green-View, Waldo 3-03 305 48,180M 2054F 1409P 5657 pts. award by DairyBusiness/Holstein World

Hi-Lo-Valley Nate Nickel

10 Years & Older Ever-Green-View Security-ET VG-86 Ever-Green-View, Waldo 11-9 305 40,019M 1810F 1216P 6242 pts. award by East Central/Select Sires

Glo-Crest Seps LucyLou-Red EX-91 Synergy Dairy, Pulaski 5-00 305 51,303M 2655F 1478P 7544 pts. award by St. Joe’s Implement

Ever-Green-View Security-ET

Farnear Shottle Favorite-ET

Glo-Crest Seps LucyLou-Red wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011-15

From your President Corey Geiger Dear Wisconsin Holstein Association members: It is indeed an honor to be elected by the Board of Directors to serve as your President for a second time. As you may know, this is my eighth and final year on the Wisconsin Holstein Board. Normally directors are eligible for two, three-year terms. However, I filled an unexpired term in 2004 and was elected two additional times. As a result, I have had the pleasure to serve with 27 different WHA directors who all shared the same goal... to do what is best for the Holstein cow and her owner. That is and will continue to be my philosophy as I serve you as President. The WHA board has a busy year ahead of us. We are currently conducting a full review of our labor needs. This review was initiated when Ashley Yager informed us that she would be joining ABS Global. On behalf of our Association, I thank Ashley for her valuable contributions to our Association. As you may know, a decade ago, we had 5.5 employee equivalents and then dropped to 2.5. A year before we hosted the 2008 National Convention, we created a limited term employment position to help meet the extra workload. Prior to the national convention, we extended a full-time offer to Ashley not only because she was an excellent employee, but also because we could offer more services to our members. Given tight fiscal budgets around the country, the WHA board wants to make sure there is still a need for the 3.5 employees. At the February annual meeting, members resolved the Futurity location question by voting to keep the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity at the State Fair as long as there were 12 or more cows are shown annually based on a five-year rolling average. At the board meeting the next day, directors voted to create a two-tier entry system for the Futurity following a committee recommendation. Regular entries can be submitted for a $35 fee prior to January 1. After that date, entries can be submitted from January 2 to May 1 for a $50 fee. We hope the two-tier approval will boost entries. And for the immediate future, members can still send entries for the 2013 Futurity and know for certain they will show at State Fair. In this issue’s masthead, you will note that Tracy Nelson is a WHA board director. And if you attended the 120th WHA annual meeting, you will recall Kelli Cull was elected to a final term as director. On the day of the annual meeting, Kelli’s mother-in-law, Mary Cull, passed away. The day after the election, Kelli shared with me her concerns about finding time to juggle growing farm responsibilities and her final term as director. After thinking about it for a week, she turned in a formal resignation to the WHA board. Since I, as President, learned about this situation less then 36 hours after the annual meeting, we held a conference call with the WHA Teller’s Committee. Even though the ballots were destroyed (per motion at the annual meeting), they all agreed that Tracy Nelson was the next highest vote getter. After presenting this information, along with three other options to fill the open seat, the WHA board voted unanimously to seat Tracy as a new director. Tracy begins her first, three-year term immediately. And having served with Kelli Cull the past five years, I truly appreciate the opinions she brought to the board and the leadership she provided to our Association. On behalf of our Association, I thank Kelli for her dedicated service. Make plans to attend the Midwest National Spring Holstein Show on April 16 in Jefferson, Wis. Vice-President Todd Stanek is chairing the show. In an effort to reduce our costs, Todd will be working with Ken Elliott to stall exhibitors. If you are exhibiting at the show, please work with these leaders so we can keep all animals in the two dairy barns and the poultry barn. No cattle will be allowed to stall in the beef barn. Likewise, we have stepped up efforts to minimize trash. The WHA Board recently adopted a policy to set a $100 fine for those exhibitors who do not clean up their area after the show. At the same time, the WHA Spring Show team will do their part by ensuring trash barrels are emptied on a routine basis and dumpsters are readily available. These efforts worked well at the State Show in Manitowoc, so please work with us. If efforts to curtail costs are unsuccessful, we will have no choice but to raise entry fees 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011

next year. The YAC Committee has purchased 60 tickets for the Brewers game on Sunday, May 15. If you are a WHA member ages 21 to 45, check your calendar and consider going. It is a great time to mingle with fellow breeders. Lastly, if you ever have any concerns, please feel free to call me on my cell at (920) 650-0294. In dairy we trust, Your President, Corey Geiger

FROM THE FIELD By Sarah Trapp, Holstein USA Regional Field Rep Have you checked out the new Red Book yet? If not, here is some information on interpreting it. The Red Book should be your go-to guide to breeding Registered Holsteins. It has over 1,200 Registered Holstein bulls listed now in five sections organized with tabs for easy navigation. There are five tab sections: 1: High Ranking Bull List Find high ranking lists such as TPI, Milk, Production or Type 2: Available Proven Bulls Top 400 TPI ‘bull blocks’ 3: Daughter Proven plus Bulls Reliabilities are based on Actual Daughter performance At least 75 daughters in 50 herds 4: Genomic Young Bulls Over 400 of the hot genomic young bulls 5: Reference Information Cross-reference material on short names, NAAB, registration names, etc Also be aware that the Total Performance Index (TPI) update will be introduced in April 2011. The new formula adds 2 percent to UDC, and 1 percent each PTAP, UDC, FLC and DPR while removing 5 percent from PL. The changes when looking at the weight of major categories will be as follows: Production 43 percent (up 1 percent), Health and Fertility 29 percent (down 4 percent) and Conformation 28 percent (up 3 percent). For more information on the new Holstein TPI formula, visit, or if you have questions on the Red Book or any other Holstein Association program, please give Chris, Dennis or me a call.

Sarah Trapp Northern Wisconsin & UP Michigan Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors, Joe and I would like to extend our sincere thank you for everything you did to make the Holstein Convention a success. We know a lot of hard work goes into putting on such an event. We were very humbled to be recognized at this event. As farmers, we have a love for what we do and an appreciation for all those in this industry. Things don’t just happen, you have to make them happen. We are fortunate to have the support and hard work of our family. Because of them, we are able to continue to grow and become a progressive family farm. We have set high standards and they continue to meet them. The Holstein Association is a wonderful organization and we are proud to be a part of it. This past weekend has been so very rewarding. We will be ever so grateful for the recognition that was bestowed upon us. It will be a moment in our lives that will be cherished forever. Again, thank you! We have been truly blessed to be a part of this great organization and all the great people who are part of it. Sincerely, Joe and Chris Brantmeier

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2010 Top Performers at Ever-Green-View Junior Two Year Old Top Performer

Senior Two Year Old Top Performer

Bomaz Mac 4168-ET VG-86 87-MS

Ever-Green-View My 1326 EX-92 EX-MS 4-05 3x 365 72,168 3.9 2787 3.2 2286

2-03 3x 365 38,822 4.0 1568 3.2 1238

2009 Wisconsin Overall Top Performer

GTPI +1949 PTA +751M +41F +23P +467NM +4.0PL Sire: Regancrest-HHF Mac-ET Dam: Bomaz Oman 3129-ET VG-85 VG-MS DOM 2-02 3x 342 28,060 4.1 1150 3.5 972 Gr’Dam: Bomaz Hershel 2387-ET VG-86 VG-MS GMD DOM 1-10 3x 305 27,900 3.9 1076 3.0 836

Ever-Green-View Evonne VG-88 87-MS 2-11 3x 365 48,380 4.3 2094 3.3 1609 3rd National Fat & 5th National Protein Sire: BDGGenetics Encino-ET Dam: Ever-Green-View Eveeda-ET VG-86 VG-MS 3-01 3x 365 42,930 4.2 1818 3.5 1507 ~ Full sister to My 1326

Junior Three Year Old Top Performer

10 Years & Older Top Performer

Farnear Shottle Favorite-ET VG-87 88-MS 3-03 3x 365 55,166 4.2 2292 3.1 1708

Ever-Green-View Security-ET VG-86 86-MS GMD DOM

GTPI +1931 PTA +1412M +61F +40P +431NM

11-09 3x 365 45,768 4.5 2061 3.3 1510

Sire: Picston Shottle Dam: Fly-Higher the Franchise-ET VG-86 VG-MS GMD 5-02 2x 365 37,050 3.5 1311 3.4 1311 3.4 1266 Gr’Dam: Ralma Durham Frisky-ET VG-88 VG-MS GMD DOM 2-10 3x 365 33,700 4.5 1516 3.5 1196

Sire: 528 Etazon Celsius-ET Dam: Ever-Green-View Sasha-ET VG-85 VG-MS GMD DOM 1-11 3x 365 40,570 3.9 1568 3.6 1471 Gr’Dam: Green-Vale Secret Sami VG-87 EX-MS GMD DOM 2-02 3x 365 32,880 3.8 1236 3.2 1058

Tom & Gin Kestell & Sons Joel, Clay & Chris W4672 Co. Hwy. N, Waldo, WI 53093 Ph: 920-528-7063 Fax: 920-528-7428 e-mail: 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011

We would just like to say “Thank You” to all the supporters of this program!! 2010 BAA: 109.8% - #1 in the U.S. for herds over 130 cows Current RHA: 36,352 3.8 1383 3.02 1100

Generations of Production Power! Ronland Janet Jasmine-ET EX-90 EX-MS GMD DOM 7-04 2x 365 37,030 3.7 1388 3.1 1137 Lifetime: 3429 312,750 3.7 11,572 3.1 9666 • O-Man son at International Protein Sires Her dam: R-Pinelawn Black Janet EX-92 4E GMD DOM 12-01 2x 365 34,790 3.9 1345 3.0 1038 Lifetime: 4433 351,320 3.4 11,853 3.2 11,077 ~ 4 EX daughters ~ 35% of the herd traces back to her

Jasmine’s daughter:

Ronland Manfred Jackie VG-87 VEVEV GMD DOM 6-02 2x 365 46,030 3.4 1587 3.0 1373 Lifetime to date: 310,000M • Still in the herd • 2 sons in A.I. - Ronland Jack, a Shottle son at International Protein Sires & a BWMarshall son, AltaJuneau • Daughters, granddaughters & great-granddaughters in the herd including: - EX-91 Shottle - Otto x VG-86 Buckeye x VG-88 Morty x Jackie with +2134 GTPI that will be flushed to Gold Chip

Jackie’s daughter:

Ronland Jackie Journey VG-86 VG-MS at 3-05 CTPI +1957 PTA +974M +32F +26P PTA +484NM +4.6PL 2.89SCS 2-04 2x 365 31,290 3.9 1225 2.9 917 • Sired by Goldwyn & due in April with second calf • 2 ManOMan bulls with genomic tests over +2200

Updates on the Jimtown cow family: • Ramos just went EX-91, from an EX-93 Manat out of EX-92 Nita Merv Natasha • Red Destry calf genomic tested at +2110 GTPI • Goldwyn son tested at +2279 GTPI, the #1 Goldwyn son!


Ronald, Sue, Chad & Jim Hackmann 2005 Wimmer Rd., Manitowoc, WI 54220 Phone & Fax (920) 758-2917 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011-19

Ms Wilstar-RS Mark Kandy EX-95 4E

by Walkway Chief Mark

10-05 2x 365 47,080 3.9 1845 2.9 1367 Lft: 3302 301,280 4.0 11,916 3.3 9881 • 3 Sanchez & a Laurin heifer • 4 Goldwyn transfers Dam: Sunny Maple Kathy Lincoln EX-92 4E 8-06 3x 365 27,300 4.6 1253 3.0 822 Lft: 2947 179,095 4.0 7221 3.1 5584 2nd Dam: Sunny Maple Kelly Tab 7-04 2x 324 28,347 3.5 981 2.9 830 Lft: 2694 189,322 3.2 6080 3.0 5586

Peapenburgs Fudolph Heather EX-90

by Startmore Rudolph

10-00 2x 305 30,400 3.7 1119 2.9 895 Lft: 2807 205,440 3.6 7345 2.9 6037 • Still in the herd & milking strong • Has an EX-92 Rubens with several VG daugthers Dam: Peapenburgs Harmony Stardom VG-86 VG-MS 4-09 2x 365 31,910 3.5 1112 2.8 878 2nd Dam: Peapenburgs Big Al Hilda VG-89 EEEVV 4-04 2x 365 28,370 3.7 1058 2.9 812

Norrielake Form Dafne-ET EX-91 3E

by Shen-Val NV LM Formation

7-10 3x 365 45,510 3.0 1351 2.8 1270 Lft: 3011 330,140 3.2 10,725 2.9 9672 • Mac 2 Year Old just fresh Dam: Norrielake Bwood Tally-ET GP-80 2-04 3x 299 23,180 3.9 902 3.1 730 2nd Dam: Norrielake Mark Tart-ET VG-88 DOM 7-00 3x 356 35,680 4.0 1412 3.1 1102 Lft: 2189 199,480 3.6 7210 3.0 6040

Hour Holsteins Grady, Sarah & Griffin Auer E8885 Worm Rd., New London, WI • (920) 538-1183 20–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011

FOUR-OF-A-KIND ROY REBA-ET EX-93 4-01 2x 365 34,800 3.7 1290 2.9 1021 Dam: Envy EX-92 3E GMD Gr’Dam: Milki EX-91 3E GMD

Reba’s Shottle

Reba’s Leland

Four-of-a-Kind Shot Star-ET EX-92 2-02 3x 365 34,387 4.0 1426 2.9 999

Four-of-a-Kind Leland Lara EX-94 4-04 3x 345 40,546 3.6 1496 2.7 1189

- Daughters by Pronto, Million & Alexander - 4 sons in A.I.

- Mac daughter due in June

Two more Rebas by Shottle Four-of-a-Kind Stl Sybil-ET EX-90 3-06 3x 308 37,228 3.9 1439 2.8 1025

Four-of-a-Kind Siren-ET EX-90 3-06 2x 365 38,372 3.6 1366 2.7 1050

- Daughters by Mac, Lightning & Sanchez

- Daughters by Million, Alexander & Baxter

And the next Produce to freshen - Reba’s Durhams! Four-of-a-Kind Durham Dawn-ET

Four-of-a-Kind Dur Duet-ET

Due 4/1/11 to Goldwyn

Due 4/4/11 to sexed Sanchez

These Durham heifers could be the best yet from Reba! The Vernon County guys asked for a good one for their sale - and we’re sending one of our best, Duet! She’ll be a Junior 2 Year Old and looks like her pedigree reads.

Four-of-a-Kind Partners N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Rick Seefeldt - 715.454.6831 Andy Peterson - 715.454.6777 Dan Day - 715.454.6335 Dan Cnossen - 715.302.1327 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011-21

Harmony-H Ito Maeve VG-86 1-11 365 23,655 3.34F 3.08P 3-05 280 22,287 3.32F 2.85P 4-04 258 21,195 2.97F 2.86P 5-03 330 24,938 2.93F 2.86P 6-06 57d 4,917 4.02F 2.80P inc. Dam: Harmony-H Mitt Mab VG-85 Lifetime: 2876 223,949 3.2F 3.0P (9 lact.)


Harmony-H Boss Iron Lila EX-90 CTPI +1852G One of Top 5,000 CTPI cows in the U.S. 2-01 365 24,422 3.99F 3.15P 3-03 365 31,066 3.95F 3.05P 5-11 285 26,824 4.30F 2.90P inc. Dam: Harmony-H Manfred Lilli VG-86 4-08 313 34,871 3.20F 2.89P Lifetime to date: 2650 233,621 3.4F 2.9P Gr’Dam: Harmony-H Brock Leona EX-90 Lifetime: 1194 158,817 3.8 6073 3.0 4790 More November 2010 Classification Highlights:

Todd & Jessica Ertl • Trevor, Jenelle, Jasmine & Juliet W1455 Cty. K, Unity, WI • 715-223-8859 • RHA: 103 cows 21,606 3.7 799 2.91 628 • 88 SCC • 11/10 BAA: 106.1% We are having a partial herd dispersal, tentatively scheduled for September 29 - selling 30-40 cows.

• Harmony-H Boss Iron Afton VG-89 EX-91MS • Harmony-H Boss Iron Xaviera EX-90 EX-91MS • Harmony-H Tornado Fayet-Red EX-90 EX-91MS • Harmony-H Porah VG-88

Coppertop Mascol Dani VG-86 VG-MS *TV 2-03 2x 365 26,610 3.9 1045 3.4 897 3-05 2x 209 19,221 3.9 747 3.3 625 inc. ~ A.I. contracts to Snowman & O-Style ~ Maternal sister to Coppertop Doberman ~ Her sister: Coppertop Mascol Dodie VG-86 3-01 168 17,757 3.7 657 3.0 527, contract interest ~ Outcross pedigree: Mascol x Granger x Missle x Kirby x Parnell x Dazzler

To the Vernon County Sale, May 7 1st Choice Snowman (3 preg. due in September) or O-Style (5 preg. due in October) from Dani

Windleway Holsteins

5th gen. VG or EX & dam of Coppertop Doberman

Dave & Dawn Windle

Craig Windle Withee, WI • 715-785-7753

Dani’s dam: Windleway Granger Dove VG-87 3-06 365 40,930 3.6 1479 3.1 1270

N1897 Cty. T, Withee, WI 54498 • 715-785-7753 Visitors Always Welcome

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Annual Supporters of Wisconsin Holstein

Rural Mutual Insurance Company

Brian Greenman, 920-322-1194

Krause-Acres Complete Dispersal JIM & PAT KRAUSE Thursday, May 26 • 11:30 a.m. at the farm - W230 Blueberry St., Edgar, WI 54426 (2 miles south of Edgar on County H, 3/4 mi. west on Blueberry St.)

All cows & heifers sell - something for everyone! These are good, honest cows. • 130 head sell, 100% Registered & 100% homebred herd • RHA 19,756M on 58 cows, 2x milking no TMR, no BGH • All A.I. breeding for the last 42 years • Best sires used from Select Sires and Genex, including Braxton, Sanchez, Clark & Hill some sexed semen The companies noted here are “Annual Supporters” of Wisconsin Holstein events. To be an annual supporter, these companies make monetary and/or in kind donations to various WHA events at certain dollar levels for the year. To join this group, contact WHA today at 1-800-223-4269.

Jo-Clar Linjet Charlette-ET EX-93 EEEEE 2E 3-06 365 35,542 3.8 1356 3.1 1102 5th generation EX, owned by Cassie Richardson Junior All-American Senior 2 Year Old 2007 HHM Junior All-American Senior 3 Year Old 2008 Daughters: VG-85 2Y Durham, VG-86 2Y Dundee, GP-84 3Y Gibson, heifers by Jasper, Goldwyn, Shottle & Baxter on the ground

Thank you to Matt Sloan for doing a great job on Charlette’s feet - she looked great for the classifier! And thanks to Kevin, Joel, Kelli & Perry for suggesting Matt to us. We also give a great big thank you to Devin Mayer & Carl Lippert for helping get cows ready at the shows & for classifying. The cows looked great - couldn’t do it without you!

Sale managed by Christensen Sales, Abbotsford 715-223-6345 Request catalogs from sale management Pedigrees: Jim Hoskens Ringman: Dan Cnossen

Lost-Oak D Champagne-ET VG-87 2Y Sired by Regancrest Dundee • Bred to Deuce Dams: Charlette, EX-91 Astre x EX-91 Astro Jet x EX-90 GMD Tempo x EX-92 Simon

Reserve Junior All-Wisconsin Junior 2 Year Old 2010 Charlette & Champagne were named Grand and Intermediate/ Reserve Grand Champions at the 2010 Central WI State Fair the 1st time a mother/daughter duo have won the show!

Lost-Oak Holsteins

Barry, Gayle, Joshua, Cassie & Eric Richardson 3411 Co. N, Milladore, WI 54454 • House: 715-652-2537 Barry cell: 715-323-0154 • Cassie cell: 715-323-1630 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011-23

Purple Ribbon Classic Saturday, April 23 • Marshfield, WI • Selling 40 head from Popular Cow Families! The Royal Rosas!

A Little Different Roxy!

The Barbies!




4-00 2x 305 27,110 4.3 1165 3.3 895 Selling is a 1/10 Goldwyn from Tonya - a potential 15th generation Excellent from the Royal Rosas! - Pierce-Vale Farms, 608-378-4968

6-02 2x 365 41,670 3.6 1487 3.2 1317 Goldfawn completes 8 generations of Excellent Roxys! Selling is her RED 9/10 Picolo granddaughter out of a GP 2-year-old Debonair! - Nunes & Goldenberg, 715-288-5838

GTPI +1743 +3.44T +3.11UDC +2.15FLC 12/10 2-04 2x 365 32,060 3.6 1166 3.2 1019 Brynna is a Shottle daughter of Regancrest-PR Barbie EX-92! She is a full sister to Braxton and has five sons in A.I.! Selling is Brynna’s 6/10 Super, +1920 GTPI +3.06T +3.04UDC! - Sandy-Valley, 715-445-3363

More Deep Families! - 12/10 Mr Magnetism from VG-85 Mac - then six more VG & EX dams! Natzke, 920-979-0612 - 1/10 Sanchez x 2E-91 Durham x 2E-92 Jolt & five more VG & EX dams! Buske, 920-925-3413 - 12/09 Merchant Mickey from VG-86 Bolton from the Lead Maes! Mayerlane, 715-563-3678 - 3/10 Planet with VG-86 Bolton dam; 2nd dam 2E-93 Terry Tory! Sandy-Valley, 715-445-3363 - 3/10 Spearmint from EX Finley sister to Alexander with 45,830M 2038F 1600P! Blaser Bros., 715-265-7758 - 7/10 Sanchez from VG Dundee dam; next dam EX-93 show winner! Linda Behling, 920-219-0155 Full catalog will be online at and

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Sale sponsored and hosted by Wood Area Holstein Breeders For more information or to order a catalog, contact: Karen Vanderwerff - 715-613-0882 or Dennis Bangart - 715-937-1492

Vernon County Holstein Sale Saturday evening, May 7, 7:30 p.m. Vernon County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 14-27-61, north edge of Viroqua A great line-up of Show Calves, Springers & Fresh Cows Zenith x Elegance

Marshall from 5 EX Dams

Fresh Ramos x Stripes

Fresh Durham x Elegance





EX-90 2E

EX-92 2E


5-02 2x 365 40,560 4.1 1670 2.8 1149 Life: 1769 161,370 3.9 6270 3.0 4765 VG-85 Zenith with 27,300 1028F, fresh again from Eternity sells. 2nd dam VG-88 GMD Mason from Elegance, 3E-96 GMD & 4 more EX dams. Thomas & Katherine Larson

EX-91 2E

6-10 2x 365 25,260 4.1 1041 3.3 838 Marshall from GP Sept Storm. Next dams: VG-87 with 43,720, EX-92 Posey and 4 more EX Patsy dams. Appleyard

3-09 2x 365 29,140 4.2 1212 3.2 924 Stripes’ fresh Ramos with 3.1PL sells. Next dams: EX-91 Stripes & 5 more EX dams from Saturday family. Holte

6-07 3x 365 28,170 4.1 1151 3.1 867 Durham fresh in April from VG-86 Talent dam with 25,060M. Next dams: Elisha, VG-85 Erica, EX-96 Elegance & 4 more EX dams. Norrbom

Fresh Durham x 3 EX Dams

Fresh Jardin x 5 EX or VG Dams

Fresh Jonan x 4 VG or EX Dams

Sanchez from Barbie Family





EX-93 2E


4-01 2x 365 34,800 3.7 1290 2.9 1021 Life: 122,480 3.8 4655 3.1 3803 Durham sells due in April from Reba. Next 2 dams: EX 3E GMD DOM, VG-85, EX-90, VG-85. Durham has 4 EX sisters. Four-of-a-Kind Partners

2-11 2x 350 2,390 3.5 962 2.9 786 Jardin fresh in April from EX-91 Outside with 28,900 3.6 1048 & 110,000 lifetime. Next dam Daisy, EX-90 DOM, VG-88, EX-90. Haase

Snowman or OldStyle Choice

Goldwyn x Tzeitel Family



EX-94 2E


4-10 3x 365 41,270 3.9 1604 2.9 1185 Life: 159,240 4.1 6592 Jonah from EX Eland & VG-88 daughters of Prissy. VG-86 4th dam. Natzke

2-06 2x 365 31,690 3.9 1237 3.1 990 Sanchez yearling sells from GP Potter & VG daughter of Barbie. Barbie is from 5 EX dams. Stanek & Kinyon



EX-90 2E

2-03 2x 365 26,610 3.9 1045 3.4 897 Selling a first choice Snowman or Oldstyle from Dani. A.I. outcross family. Next 3 dams: VG, EX-91, & VG-87. Windle

6-03 2x 365 34,570 3.6 1240 3.0 1026 Life: 155,630 GP cow with 26,990 3.8 1024 3.2 864 and fresh again in March sells. Magical dam from VG Lheros with 1105F from 4 EX dams of Tzeitel family. Holte

Just part of the animals selling from deep pedigreed cow families. Watch future ads for more great consignments! Sale sponsored by:

Vernon County Holstein Breeders Association For catalogs, contact: Steve Holte, Co-Chairman, 608-634-4545; E7166 Tri-State Rd., Westby, WI 54667; e-mail:

• Fresh Marmax from VG-88 Sept. Storm with 29,750 5.1 1517 from Sweet family. Next dams: VG-85, VG-87, VG-87, VG-85, EX-92 Sweet, EX-91, 3 more VG dams & 2 EX dams. CORDES • VG Affirmed from deep Rhoda family. Next dams: EX-90, VG-89, VG-85, GP-80, VG-87, EX-92, EX-90, EX-90, EX-91. NATZKE • Kenyon fresh in February from 3 VG dams with lifetime over 200,000. ELLEFSON • Laurin milking 75 lbs./day from GP Adam with 30,060 3.8 1147. JUNLYN • Fresh Buckeye from 2 VG dams going back to 5 EX members of Vigo Royal Jewel family. HAASE • Fresh Dezi Star from GP-84 dam with 21,980 3.6 791. GATES • Fresh Rasboi heifer. VG-87 dam with 25,260. Next dams: GP, 86, 85, 86. TOM LYON • GP-81 Ace due in April from VG Ruben. SATTLER • Parker due in May from GP Bond with 26,330 & over 100,000 lft. & EX 2nd dam. STETZER • Joel, fresh in April from 2 VG dams. From same family, fresh daughter of a GP Zenith. ELLEFSON Yearlings & Calves: • December Active Duty from EX dam with 33,140 3.7 1216. Next 3 dams VG. RIDGEVILLE • September Destry from GP Talent with 27,220 3.9 1049. PIECHOWSKI • December Stalion from GP Eland with 33,490 3.7 1240 & VG 2nd dam. TOLLEFSON • Baltimore from GP Trantabulos. Next dams: VG-89, GP-82, VG-85, VG-88, EX-92, VG-85. CORDES wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011-25

Adjustments Make All Cow PTAs Similar to those on Genomically Tested Cows Bennet Cassell, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech George Wiggans, Research Geneticist, AIPL, Beltsville, MD In April 2010, AIPL began to make adjustments to PTAs on cows with genomic tests available. These adjustments were necessary because PTAs on highly selected genomically tested cows did not improve accuracy of genomic predictions. Genotyped cows are more numerous than genotyped bulls, which gives us the opportunity to make a significant addition to accuracy of genomic predictions if cows can be included appropriately. PTAs on genomically tested cows were rescaled to make them more like PTAs of bulls with similar pedigrees. The adjustments made cow PTAs a useful addition to the discovery population and increased accuracy of genomic predictions, but also resulted in two types of PTAs on cows. PTAs for genomically tested cows were not comparable to PTAs on cows with no genomic information. Beginning with the April 2011 genetic evaluations, AIPL will adjust PTAs on ALL Holstein, Jersey, and Brown Swiss cows, whether tested with a SNP chip or not, to make the proofs more similar to bulls of similar pedigree merit. Only PTAs for milk, fat, and protein and percents are affected. This adjustment will follow animal model calculations and the adjustment to separate breed bases. It precedes steps where foreign dams, Interbull data and genomically evaluated animals are added. The all breed animal model will be preserved, separate from these modifications. One feature of the adjustment process is that adjusted PTAs on older cows will “propagate” in genetic evaluations of progeny, resulting in better estimates of parent average. Published proofs on cows without genomic scans will come from this program. For cows with genomic data, adjusted PTAs will be used for genomic predictions. However, an additional adjustment is necessary to align evaluations of genotyped cows with those of genotyped bulls with similar genotypes before they can be used in the discovery population for genomic prediction. This additional adjustment will replace the procedure implemented in April 2010. In the genomic evaluation, adjusted PTAs with this additional adjustment are used to update the parent averages of progeny. Published gPTAs on genomically tested cows will incorporate genomic information as in the past. The adjustments to traditional cow PTAs will be applied to the Mendelian sampling (MS) portion of PTAs. “Regressed” MS is the difference between the PTA on a cow and her parent average or PA. Production records and genetic evaluations of progeny supply the information used to estimate MS, while the regression depends on how much information is available from records and progeny. Regression is large for limited information but is reduced as more records and progeny become available. The first step to adjustments of cow PTAs is to calculate an un-regressed estimate of MS on each cow. The unadjusted PTA, PA, and reliabilities of PTA and PA from the all breed animal model after conversion to individual breed bases are used in this step. The second step is to calculate a multiplicative adjustment to reduce the variance of un-regressed MS so that cows have variance of MS similar to that of bulls with equal reliability of MS from progeny information. Reliability of MS is estimated from reliability of the original PTA less the reliability of PA for the cow. It sounds awful, but is simple arithmetic. Research showed that cows had more extreme estimates of un-regressed MS than bulls when reliabilities of MS were similar. There is no genetic reason for such a difference. The adjustment for reliability was constrained to a maximum of 1.0. No cow PTAs are made more extreme by the adjustment for reliability of MS. The third step is to account for differences 26–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011

between PA of a cow and the average PA of all cows born in the same year. Research showed that MS for bulls fell while MS for cows increased as PA increased compared to birth year average PA. This result says that cows inherited more favorable genes than bulls as parents improved relative to birth year means, which doesn’t make biological sense. Both sexes are expected to receive similar gene samples. Subtraction from un-regressed MS of 0.434 times the difference between PA of a cow and average PA for cows in the same birth year brings the mean MS by parent average group for cows in line with that for bulls. If a cow has a similar PA to other cows born in the same birth year, the factor -0.434 is multiplied times a small number, and little adjustment is made to MS. If the difference in PA and average PA for that year of birth is large, larger adjustments are made. Notice that the adjustment is positive for cows below average PA (a negative times a negative number) but negative for cows above average for PA in their birth year (a negative times a positive number). The fourth step to calculating adjusted PTAs is to combine the adjusted estimates of MS with PA to create an adjusted PTA. Adjusted PTAs “propagate”, in that adjusted PTAs on dams are used to calculate PA for their progeny. While improved estimates of the genetic merit of a female are allowed to improve the estimate of pedigree merit of subsequent progeny, keep in mind that PA is an average of PTA of sire and dam. Thus any changes in PTA of the dam are halved in this process. Nevertheless, better pedigree information does affect the adjusted PTA of progeny. Changes in PTA of Holstein cows are shown in the figure below, and in the values for average, minimum and maximum change in PTA and the unadjusted and adjusted PTAs. The cows contributing to the table are Holsteins from the December 2010 genetic evaluations, placed into ten deciles based on PA, with over 275,000 cows per group. The correlation between the current PTA for milk and the adjusted one is above 0.99, so changes in rank are expected to be small for almost all cows. The graphs for original and adjusted PTAs, as well as average PA for each group are very close. Adjusted PTAs are slightly higher than original PTAs for the lowest PA groups and slightly lower than original PTAs for the highest PA groups. Standard deviations of adjusted PTAs of cows (not shown) are smaller than for original PTAs. Average adjustments to PTAs (change in PTA in the chart) are quite small for many cows in PA groups 3-6. The range of adjustments for PTA milk shows that there are cows with substantial changes in PTA in every pedigree group. The greatest increases occurred in the lowest pedigree group, while the greatest decreases were in the highest pedigree group. Adjusted PTAs will be used in the “discovery” population for genomic predictions, but research showed that adjusted PTAs were still slightly high for cows with genomic information available. The adjusted PTAs on genomically tested Holstein cows will be reduced by 221, 8.8 and 6.4 lbs. of milk, fat, or protein before using the PTAs in genomic predictions. For Jerseys and Brown Swiss, the adjustments will be 195, 7.9, and 6.9 lbs of milk, fat, or protein. These numbers are the difference between the adjusted PTA on genomically tested cows (by breed) and predicted PTA from their genomic scans. The prediction equations used for this test came from an “all bull” discovery population, and would not include any bias from female evaluations. The subtraction of the above amounts from PTAs prior to use in the discovery population replaces previous adjustments to PTAs on genomically tested cows. A

simplified approach is sufficient due to the complex adjustments to original PTAs. It also helps to keep adjusted PTAs and genomic predictions of PTA on the same genetic base. The correlation for milk for cows with traditional evaluations was 0.98 between March 2011 evaluations and evaluations on the same cows using the new adjustments. This correlation is affected by changes in the estimates of SNP effects due to the adjustment. The bottom line is that with April 2011 proofs, PTAs on all cows are more like those on genotyped cows than for the past year. Owners of many genomically tested cows have already seen PTAs on their cows adjusted for MS scaling. The new procedures will replace some of that adjustment, but are not intended to produce more extreme adjustments. Generalizations can’t cover every situation. There will be some cows for which existing gPTAs do change for yield traits. Genetic evaluations on genomically tested cows are processed through the traditional animal model and PTA adjustment programs, but published gPTAs combine traditional with genomic predictions. Table 1 summarizes PTAs for milk for the 100 purebred Holstein and Jersey cows with the best PTAs for protein, with and without genomic information, from the December 2010 genetic evaluations. The top 100 non-genotyped animals have higher PTAs for milk than cows with genotype data. A number of top cows are in both groups, but many are not. Cows are genotyped in many cases for overall merit, or for reasons other than exceptional transmitting abilities for yield traits. Adjustment of PTAs on the top non-genotyped cows did bring the average of the top group in both breeds closer to the average of the top 100 genotyped animals. We expect this result because adjustments to MS which were applied to genotyped animals in the December 2010 genetic evaluations accomplished many of the same objectives as adjustments to traditional PTAs described here. Table 1. Effects of adjustment to PTA Milk on Top 100 Holstein and Jersey purebred cows for PTA protein from December 2010 genetic evaluations.

PTA for milk on the top 100 Holstein non-genotyped cows dropped from an average of 2268 lbs to 1871 lbs. Variation between cows, shown in the standard deviation of PTA Milk, also dropped from 396 to 328 lbs. In Jerseys, non-genotyped cows dropped from 1487 lbs to 1315 lbs with the adjustment, while variation was essentially unchanged, with standard deviations of 631 and 626 before and after adjustment. Extreme PTAs were reduced, especially the

maximum values. These changes in PTAs occurred without additional records or progeny. The top 100 genotyped Holstein cows changed much less than the non-genotyped cows, from 1783 to 1759 lbs with adjustment, while the standard deviation of PTA Milk on this highly selected group actually increased (368 to 420 lbs). Evaluations of individual cows did change, as the minimum PTA milk dropped from 1101 lbs before to 825 lbs after adjustment. The highest PTA milk among genotyped cows also dropped from 2719 to 2555 lbs. Average PTA milk of genotyped Jerseys actually increased from 1154 to 1166 lbs, and became slightly more variable as did Holsteins. The top Jersey PTA for milk increased from 1866 to 1955 lbs, while the lowest PTA milk dropped from 414 to 391 lbs. The adjustment of PTAs for yield traits in cows has some effect on bull proofs. Genomic predictions released in early March 2011, which used the old system, were compared to predictions using the new adjustments on over 24,000 Holstein young bulls. Adjusted gPTAs for milk increased by 11 lbs, while fat and protein PTAs increased by less than 1 lb. Changes in the 11,700 predictor bulls were 29 lbs for gPTA milk and about 1 lb for PTA fat and protein. Effects of adjustment on individual bulls did vary, with a standard deviation of change of 100 lbs in gPTA milk of young bulls. We should not find such variation surprising, as PA on some young bulls could change considerably with the new procedure. The correlation between unadjusted and adjusted gPTAs was 0.997 and 0.986 for predictor and young bulls. The adjustment procedure increased gPTA milk by 73 lbs in 2000 young Jersey bulls. What does it mean to dairy farmers? Estimates of genetic merit from the adjustment procedure should be closer to true genetic merit. This is an especially important result for identification of outstanding animals that might be candidates for genomic testing. Propagation of adjusted PTAs to progeny means that PA should be a better indicator of expected merit of animals prior to any data with which to estimate Mendelian sampling. Proofs on bulls should more closely resemble PA as progeny records enter proofs. Daughters of the best cows should perform more like proofs on their mothers. Some individual cows are going to have lower PTAs because of this adjustment, even among those already adjusted because of genotyping. Dairy populations in Holsteins and Jerseys are large, with many different circumstances affecting the outcome of adjustment procedures on individuals. But the overall result of the changes will be an improved method to identify outstanding females from traditional sources of genetic information – own records and progeny performance. The efficiency of selection programs will improve as cows will be ranked more accurately. That is a winning situation for breeders, bull studs, and ultimately for dairy producers who use AI but don’t concern themselves with genetic merit of individual cows. Finally, a fairness issue has been addressed by these changes. Genotyped and non-genotyped cows can be compared more fairly than was possible in 2010.

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The 4th Annual WHA Young Adult Milwaukee Brewer Outing Sunday, May 15, 2011 • 1:10 p.m. • Milwaukee vs. Pittsburgh Join Wisconsin Holstein’s young adults ages 22-45 for a day at the ball game! For $25, guests get a ticket, a bus ride to the game, and great camaraderie with fellow young Holstein enthusiasts! Attendees are invited to bring a dish to pass and must provide their own beverages. One bus will leave from the Oshkosh & Fond du Lac areas and a second will travel the western side of the state with pick-ups in Tomah & Madison. Sign up for this fun annual trip soon - tickets go fast and we only have a limited number available! Give Laura a call at 608-723-4933 or e-mail to reserve your spot today! wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011-27

District 4 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The May issue will feature District 7 - Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menomonie, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca & Washara Counties.

Clark County 2010 Adult Membership: 108; Jr. Membership: 32 Adult Association officers - President: Kristan Noeldner; Vice President: Todd Cerven; Secretary: Adam Luchterhand; Treasurer: Dana Mayer; Directors: Todd Ertl, Brian Denk, Joe Meyer, Maria Meyer & Stephanie Hughes. Junior Association officers - President: Jessica Pralle; Secretary: Ryan Pralle; Treasurer: Jackie Meyer; Advisor: Pam Selz-Pralle.

Langlade County 2010 Adult Membership: 5; Jr. Membership: 2 No county club.

Lincoln County 2010 Adult Membership: 12; Jr. Membership: 1 No county club.

Marathon County 2010 Adult Membership: 149; Jr. Membership: 27 Adult Association officers - President: Brian Fust; Vice President: Jason Matthiae; Secretary: David Lemanski; Treasurer: Marlene Schreiber; Directors: Dan Cnossen, Rick Seefeldt, Russ Bauman, Floyd Baumann & Kevin King. Junior Association officers - President: Katlyn Matthiae; Vice President: Dana Lemanski; Secretary: Ryan Prieve; Treasurer: Anthony Lemanski; Tyler Giddings & Noah Biltz. Marathon County began 2011 with their Annual Meeting held in January. In February they went on a Breed Improvement tour to the newly expanded United Pride Dairy in Philips. Harmony-Ho Dairy of Stratford will host a state barn meeting on March 30. Finally, in April they will have their overnight tour to the southeast area of Wisconsin and into Illinois. The summer will include many activities for county members. In June we will be hosting the District 4 Holstein Show, watch for details. In July Marathon County will be serving at the Farm Technology Days held at the Seehafer Farm in Marshfield. Also in July will be the Summer Event Sale hosted again by Twin-B Dairy. Coming in August, we will be promoting our dairy products as we sell deep fried cheese curds at the Athens Fair and Edgar Steam Show. Finally, The Marathon Sale is also once again planned for September and we will finish the year off with the awards banquet in October.

Portage County 2010 Adult Membership: 24; Jr. Membership: 6 Adult Association officers - President: Gary Edelburg; Vice President: Barb Wogsland; Secretary/Treasurer: Jessy Wolosek.

Taylor County 2010 Adult Membership: 17; Jr. Membership: 5 Adult Association officers - President: Ralph Zuleger; Vice President: Steve Langteau; Secretary/Treasurer: Kathy Langteau.

Wood County 2010 Adult Membership: 77; Jr. Membership: 43 Adult Association officers - President: Dennis Bangart; Vice President: Karen Vanderwerff; Secretary: Molly Dorshorst; Treasurer: Dave Huser; Dairy Promotion: Pat Slattery; Breed Improvement: Melissa Gerlach; Membership: Doug Urban. Junior Association officers - President: Lexa Miller; Vice President: Sierra Huser; Secretary: Sarah Grossgreutz; Treasurer: Aaron Schiferl; Junior Board Rep: Carl Lippert & Tracy Bulgrin; Historian: Jon Hartman & Jackie Breuch; Advisor: Matt Lippert. The Wood County annual meeting was held January 15 at the American Legion, Marshfield. The junior had just finished hosting 28–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011

an outstanding junior convention the prior weekend. The 2010 Purple Ribbon Sale averaged $1974 on 37 lots and the 2011 sale is scheduled for April 23 at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.

Tank Talk To compliment our District report each month we present this column reporting what bulls some breeders from that District are using in their herds.

Matthiae Dairy Farms Inc., Marathon, Marathon County Maynard, Dave, Michael & Jason Matthiae RHA: 139 cows 28,320 3.75 1063 3.02 854 Currently using: Fustead Goldwyn Guthrie-ET Regancrest S Braxton-ET Lirr Drew Dempsey Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood Klassic Big Time-ET Dream-Prairie Shadow Boxer Picston Shottle Emmark Mammoth Gillette Jordan Magor Bolivia Allen

Norrbom Farms LLC, Wittenberg, Marathon County Paul & Kim Norrbom, Carl & June Norrbom RHA: 216 cows 26,449 3.93 1038 3.06 810 Currently using: Golden-Oaks St Alexander Regancrest S Braxton Erbacres Damion Glenn-Ann Palermo Scientific Destry-RC KHW Elm-Park Acme RC Fradon Redliner Comestar Lauthority Gillette Windbrook Regancrest Baltimor

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Holstein Association USA 2011 Judges Conference Registration Now Available Brattleboro, VT: Holstein Association USA is planning three Judges Conferences for 2011. All people currently on the Holstein Association USA National or Qualified Show Judges Lists, or those wishing to apply for the lists in future years, will be required to attend one conference every three years and receive a satisfactory rating before applying. In 2011, three conferences will be held across the country; in subsequent years, one conference will be held annually, rotating between eastern, midwestern and western regions. Dates and locations for the three 2011 Holstein Judges Conferences are May 17, 2011 in Richmond, Utah; August 16, 2011 in Fond du Lac, Wis.; and September 20, 2011 in Harrisburg, Pa. The conferences will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and include placing heifer and cow classes, as well as classroom time. The fee to attend will be $50 for pre-registrants and $100 for late registrants. Preregistration will close two weeks prior to each conference and is now available online at Online registrants may pay with a credit card through a secure online payment site. Late registration will be accepted from the pre-registration closing date until the morning of the conference. Walk-ups may pay the $100 late registration fee by cash or check at the door, however, pre-registration is strongly encouraged. The Judges Conferences are open to anyone 22 years of age or older who is interested in judging U.S. Holstein shows and/or applying to be included on a Holstein Association USA Judges List, including international judges. As a reminder, starting in 2012, all National Holstein Show judges will only be selected from Holstein Association USA's National Judges List, and all associate judges or nationally-sanctioned Junior Show judges must be on the National or Qualified Judges Lists. More details about the conferences, including registration and suggested lodging information, can be found at shows/judges.html, under the Judges Conferences tab. With questions, contact Peter Cole at 800.952.5200, ext. 4127 or, or Jodi Hoynoski at ext. 4261 or

Brian Krull “BK” Memorial Scholarship Bowling Tournament to Benefit Agricultural Youth All proceeds raised from the Brian Krull (BK) Memorial Scholarship Bowling Tournament will go toward a Brian Krull Memorial Scholarship to be given to an outstanding agricultural youth/FFA member at Lake Mills High School. The bowling tournament will take place Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 at the Lake Mills Lanes, 137 Sandy Beach Road, Lake Mills, WI. The event will kick-off on April 9th with bowling shifts starting at noon, 3:30, 6:30 (sold out) and 9:00 p.m. Sunday shifts will start at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. This will be a 9-pin tap tournament and entries will include individuals and teams. The cost is $15.00 per person and includes games/shoes. The Bowling Tournament will include raffles, a Silent Auction and individual and team prizes. All proceeds will be directed toward the scholarship fund. For more information or to register for the tournament, donate items toward the Silent Auction or make a monetary donation, please contact Barb Strauss at or 920.648.5219/7080 Co. Rd. B, Lake Mills, WI 53551. All donations will be tax deductible under IRS rules and checks can be made payable to the Lake Mills Area School District-Brian Krull Memorial Scholarship Fund. Krull, a husband and father of three, was a lifelong resident of Lake Mills, WI and well-known agricultural leader and farmer. He died in a tragic farm accident in August 2010. Bowling was a joy in his life and an opportunity to get away from the farm and socialize with many friends in the Lake Mills area. At the Lake Mills Lanes, Krull was known fondly as “BK.” 30–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011

Looking for the perfect Graduation or Mother’s or Father’s Day Present?

This painting, created by artist Larry Schultz of Milton, WI, for the 2008 National Holstein Convention, features 14 of Wisconsin’s most influential cows. You can own this piece of Wisconsin Holstein history. Prints are available from WHA by calling 1-800-223-4269 or emailing Signed & numbered prints are available for $100 & Regular prints are $50 PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE HOLSTEIN FOUNDATION & THE WISCONSIN JUNIOR HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION

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★ Jenny-Lou Leif Martez-ET *TL TV sired by Leif; dam is Kerry-K Diehard Megan classified GP-82. Bred by Mitch Breunig, Sauk City. ★ Jimtown Narek-ET *TL TV sired by Sandy-Valley TalentET; dam is Jimtown Shottle Nominate classified EX-90 DOM. Bred by Ronald Hackman, Manitowoc. ★ 2nd-Look Verdict-ET *TL TV sired by Ensenada Taboo Planet-ET; dam is 2nd-Look Oman 5431 classified VG-88 DOM. Bred by Doug & Linda Hodorff, Eden. ★ 2nd-Look Jingo *TL TV sired by Ked Outside Jeeves-ET; dam is 2nd-Look Oman 5317 classified GP-83. Bred by Doug & Linda Hodorff, Eden. ★ Syryczuk Planet Philo-ET *TL TV sired by Ensenada Taboo Planet-ET; dam is Dandali Jr Strm Dancer-ET classified GP-83. Bred by Andrew Syryczuk, Lublin. ★ Cava-Lanes Active Derick-ET *TL TV sired by Alpag Iron Active-ET; dam is Ms Cava-Lanes Gold Debra-ET classified VG-87. Bred by Todd Cavanaugh, Reedsville. ★ Gold-N-Oaks Dahle-ET *TL TV sired by Ked Outside Jeeves-ET; dam is Gold-N-Oaks Sweet Deal-ET classified VG-87. Bred by John Swenson, Barneveld. ★ Cloveredge Devine *TL TV sired by Ensenada Taboo Planet-ET; dam is Cloveredge OMan 3594. Bred by Holschbach Cloveredge Farm, Manitowoc. ★ 2nd-Look Hazelton-ET *TL TV sired by Ensenada Taboo Planet-ET; dam is 2nd-Look Oman 5431 classified VG-88 DOM. Bred by Doug & Linda Hodorff, Eden. ★ Nova TMJ Euclid-ET *TL TV sired by Ensenada Taboo Planet-ET; dam is Nova-TMJ Golden Era-ETS classified VG-88. Bred by Lance Kamm, Baldwin. ★ Bremer Balster-ET *TL TV sired by Sandy-Valley TalentET; dam is Regancrest-Lov JS Bri-ET. Bred by Ferdi Seeuws, Sheldon.

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Dick 608-574-4290 Shayla 608-712-2030 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011-31

Upcoming Issues May Genomic Stars issue, District 7 Ads due April 8

June Red & White feature & National Convention issue, District 10 Ads due May 10

July/August Cow Family Feature - Scientific Debutante Rae Twilight meetings, District 1 Ads due June 10

September Show Results, District 5 Ads due August 10

October Midwest Holsteins issue Futurity & State Fair results Ads due September 9

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2011 Treasure Quest Heifer Entries

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1. Bella-View Shot of Gin born: 9/3/2010 Dam: Rosedale Go For Gin VG-86 2Y maternal sister to Rosedale Lexington Entered by: Lynn & Sara Harbaugh, Marion

4. Meyervilla Goldwyn Calie-ET born: 9/13/2010 Dam: Black-Lion Conceited-ET Winning selection in the ’09 Treasure Quest Entered by: Tyler Meyer, Darien

2. Crescentmead Ritz-ET born: 10/22/2010 Dam: Castleholm Goldwyn Rose-ET VG-89 2-04 183 14,480 3.4 488 2.8 410 inc. Entered by: Crescentmead Holsteins & Brett Hildebrandt, Ixonia

5. Ragnar Shottle Sparkle-ET born: 4/19/2010 Dam: Elm-Lawn-G Linjet Shawna EX-93 3E Lft: 223,181 4.3 9672 3.3 7411 Entered by: Mark & Angie Ulness, Valders

3. LeDonna Golden Ticket-ET born: 7/29/2010 Dam: LeDonna Morty Jackpot-ET EX-91 2007 WHA Futurity winner Entered by: David & Nina Schmocker, Whitewater

6. Ryan-Geiger ATW Rainbow-ET born: 9/3/2010 Dam: Ms CCB Adolph Roxette EX-92 2E HM All-American Summer Yrlg 2004 Entered by: Chad Ryan & Corey Geiger, Fond du Lac

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Accelerated Genetics Country Today Hoard’s Dairyman Holstein World/Dairy Business Initial Design Supreme Awards WMMB Wisconsin State Farmer FS Cooperative Tickets are $100 each with 10 tickets drawn at the Midwest National Spring Show as semi-finalists. Along with two tickets that were auctioned off, they will be put into a final drawing to select the calf winner and 11 consolation tub winners. The final raffle drawing will be held following the selection of Intermediate Champion. Ticket holders must not be present to win, however, they do need a representative to choose a calf or bucket on their behalf.

Tickets can be purchased from any WHA Board members, Breed Improvement committee member or the WHA state office by calling 1-800-223-4269.

Join Us... 25th Anniversary Wisconsin Holstein Futurity Saturday, August 13 • 5:00 p.m. Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis Join us on August 13 as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this great event! Plans are being made to honor past winners and volunteers and recognize all those that have helped to make the Futurity a success. Thank you to our sponsors: Badgerland Financial, International Protein Sires, Trega Foods, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. & Daluge Travel.

Looking ahead...

2013 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity The WHA Board of Directors approved at their February 20 meeting to accept late entries for Futurities starting with 2013. Animals may be late entered from January 2 - May 1, 2011 for $50 per animal. To enter an animal for the 2013 Futurity, visit our website at to download the entry form. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011-33

National Award Forms due May 1

Wisconsin’s National Scrapbook

Are you going to Virginia for the National Convention? Did you participate in the WI Junior Convention events? The following contests have limits of how many Wisconsin can have participate and we give first right to those that participated and placed at our state event. Speaking - Junior, Intermediate, Senior; Wisconsin can send 3 in each age division Folding Display - Junior, Intermediate, Senior; Wisconsin can send 3 in each age division Dairy Jeopardy - Junior, Intermediate, Senior; Wisconsin can send 1 in each age division (sometimes there are openings in the Dairy Jeopardy)

Have you sent your “county page” for our Wisconsin State Scrapbook to the Klossner family? Help us fill our book! The Green County Juniors and Klossner family are finalizing the scrapbook for the National Holstein Convention. Show your “spirit” and send a page to them. Please send to or mail to 9424 Ness Rd., Mount Horeb, WI 53572.

The applications listed below can be sent in whether or not you participated on the state level, the application forms can be found on the Holstein USA website under and then go to the application form you need. • Junior Progressive Breeder, Breeder of an Excellent Cow, Breeder of a Multiple E Cow, • 30,000 lb. Cow, 150,000 lb. Lifetime Cow, and 200,000 lb. Lifetime Cow. If you have any questions or are interested in any open spots in the Speaking, Dairy Jeopardy or Folding Display contests to represent Wisconsin, please give WHA a call at 1-800-223-4269.

National Junior Activities Region III Representative This is the year that our National Junior Activities Region III representative will be up for election. The voting is now done by a representative delegation from each state. The National Junior Delegation from Wisconsin may consist of 5 Wisconsin Juniors - due to our size we get 5 votes and that also means only 5 delegates are able to stand in the delegation area to cast those votes. No adults are allowed in the delegation area. The five (5) Wisconsin delegates will be seated in the following order: 1. 2nd year JACs 2. National DJM Candidates (eldest to youngest) 3. 1st year JACs (eldest to youngest) The delegation chair will be the Chair of the WI Junior Activities Committee. If the Chair of the JACs is unable to attend, it will go to the next officer of the current JACs. When the five (5) delegates are casting their votes they are to take into consideration the candidates qualities and vote for the best candidate for the National JAC position. The delegation is encouraged to vote for the candidate that will best serve our (Wisconsin) national views on the National Junior Activities Committee. The delegates do not have to vote for the same National JAC candidate. If Wisconsin has a candidate for the National JAC that candidate must earn the delegates’ votes just like any other candidate. Potential 2011 Wisconsin Delegates: 2nd Year JACs: Laura Elliott, Jacob Brey, William Coyne, Katie Wallenhorst DJM reps (by birthdate): Carl Lippert, Kelly Lee, Danae Bauer, Mitch Kappelman 1st Year JACs (by birthdate): Brett Hildebrandt, Katie Wendorf, Cara Biely, Nathan Huser 34–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011

25 Years of Cow Camp The 25th year of Cow Camp will be celebrated at Sugar Creek Bible Camp just outside of Ferryville, Wis. Cow Camp is open to any junior 14 years and under interested in dairy. The JACs have already been planning Cow Camp to make it a great celebration of the then and now dairy world. Cow Camp registration is due May 1, 2011 and the form can be found in the March 2011 Wisconsin Holstein News, on the WHA website at under Junior Activities/Spring Junior Journal or you can call the WHA office at 1-800-223-4269.

Fitting and Showmanship Night Animart and the WI Holstein JACs will be conducting a clinic on fitting and showmanship on May 24, 2011, a Tuesday evening clinic at the Dodge County Fairgrounds from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be two clinicians on hand to instruct on fitting and showmanship and then it is a hands-on workshop for all those that attend. This clinic is open to all juniors interested in the fine art of fitting and the skill of showmanship. Watch the May News and our WHA website for more information on this clinic.

Midwest National Spring Show Showmanship Contest Badger Dairy Club will again sponsor a showmanship contest at the Midwest National Spring Show. The contest will take place on Friday, April 15 after the Red and White Show. There will be two age divisions with the top three winners receiving prizes. Youth will be able to sign up on the 15th in the show ring. Also, Badger Dairy Club will be providing sub platters after the contest is over with.

$$$ April Holsti-Bucks $$$ Farm Prefixes Below is a list of registered prefixes from various farms. We would like you to name the Family that has that prefix and the city or town they are located by. 1. Black-Satin Holsteins 7. Our Favorite Holsteins 2. Forest-Ridge Holsteins 8. Royola Holsteins 3. Goers Family Dairy 9. Second-Look Holsteins 4. Hopeful Headlines 10. Stone-Front 5. Mission-Bell Dairy Farm 11. Wargo Acres 6. Paradise-D Holsteins 12. Walk-Era Holsteins Submit to WHA, 902 8th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913 or email by May 1 with answers. County hosti-buck counts are posted on the web monthly at!

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2011 Badger Dairy Camp! June 12-14, 2011 UW-Madison Campus - Madison, WI

Camp Schedule

This camp fills up fast - send your application today!

Sunday, June 12 3:00-5:00 p.m. 5:00-6:30 p.m. 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Registration Pizza Party, orientation Dairy Management workshops

Camp Application

Monday, June 13 7:00 a.m. 8:00-11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 12:00-1:00 p.m. 1:00-4:00 p.m. 4:00-6:00 p.m. 6:00-7:00 p.m. 7:00-10:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

Breakfast Fitting demonstration & group fitting Show work stations Lunch Showmanship fundamentals & contest Dairy workshops Dinner Activities Lights out

Tuesday, June 14 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 12:00-1:00 p.m. 1:00-3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Breakfast Dairy Judging & Linear workshops Lunch Dairy Judging workshops Awards Dorm check-out

Youth between the ages of 12-18 can apply to attend this exciting 3-day program: • Build award winning judging, fitting & showing strategies. • Participate in hands-on Dairy Science workshops. • Take home life lessons, self-confidence, teamwork & sportsmanship. • Test your skills in camp showmanship & judging contests.

Learn from these outstanding instructors… Beth Heinze, Ted Halbach, Dan Bauer, Bob Hagenow & Nick Uglow

A huge thank you to our 2010 sponsors whose enthusiastic support allows us to keep the program affordable for dairy youth. UW-Madison Dept. of Dairy Science c/o Beth Heinze 1675 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706-1284 Phone 608-263-3308 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011-35


ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

The last of the snow is melting and our calendar of events is jam-packed with sales and meetings... must be spring! After a long, snowy winter it will be nice to get out to these events to visit with other members and see some great Holsteins! I encourage you to take some time off before spring planting to get out and enjoy some Holstein fellowship. If you have an item you’d like to add to our calendar of events, please give me a call at 608-723-4933 or email Another sure sign of spring is that the first shows of the season are right around the corner. The Midwest Spring Red & White show will be held on Friday, April 15, followed the next day with the Midwest National Spring Show. Along with the great cattle parading through the ring, one of the main events at this show is the WHA Treasure Quest. Tickets are still available at this time - but act fast, last year the tickets were all sold before we got to Spring Show. A listing of the calves entered and tub sponsors is printed on page 33, or you can visit our website at If you have any questions about the Treasure Quest or are interested in purchasing a ticket, please call the WHA office at 1-800-223-4269 or contact a board member. Coming up next month is a new feature for the News - our Genomic Stars issue. If you have a cow or heifer with exciting Genomic numbers, give me a call by April 8 and I can put an ad together for you to help showcase your special animals. Red & Whites will be featured in our June issue, which will also be sent to the National Convention in Virginia. Ads for that issue will be due May 10. Don’t forget to be thinking about your Cover Contest photo entries. This year’s theme is “Families” and spring is a great time to get some scenic photos taken of your favorite Farm Family or Cow Family. Until next time... 36–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011




April 2011 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 4 Castleholm Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Mondovi 7 District/Local Chairs meeting for District Shows, WHA office, Baraboo 8 RedFest Sale, hosted by Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia, managed by Todd Wendorf, assisted by Tom Morris Ltd. 9 Dodgeramma Spring Fling, hosted by Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia, managed by Todd Wendorf, assisted by Tom Morris Ltd. 15 Midwest Spring Red & White Show, Jefferson 16 Midwest National Spring Show, Jefferson 19 WHA Board Meeting, Baraboo 21 Welsh-Valley Complete Dispersal, James Mast, managed by Courtney Sales 23 Purple Ribbon Classic, managed by Wood Area Holstein Breeders, Marshfield 23 Hopeful Headlines LLC Private Treaty Sale, Barneveld 23 Barron Spring Classic, managed by Barron Co. Holstein Breeders 30 Elm Park Farms Complete Dispersal, managed by The Cattle Exchange, Sheboygan Falls, 10:30 a.m. 30 Junior Holstein Fitting & Showing clinic, hosted by the Lafayette County Juniors at Moorclose Holsteins, Benton, 10 a.m.-12 noon May 2011 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 1 Late entry deadline for 2013 WHA Futurity 7 Vernon County Sale, Vernon County Fairgrounds, 7:30 p.m. 14 Hardwater Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Brian Berg, owner; managed by Tom Morris, Ltd., Ellsworth 15 YAC Brewer game outing 16 Jennelane Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Larry Jenneke, managed by Courtney Sales, LLC, Chetek 20 44th Annual Outagamie County Spring Sale, Seymour 21-22 Cow Camp, Sugar Creek Bible Camp, Ferryville 23 Ladinodale Dispersal, Dennis Gunst & Family, owners, managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc., Fond du Lac 24 Animart/WI Holstein Fitting & Showing Clinic, Dodge County Fairgrounds, 6-8:30 p.m. 26 Krause-Acres Complete Dispersal, Jim & Pat Krause, Edgar, managed by Christensen Sales, 11:30 a.m. June 2011 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 15 District 7 Show, Luxemburg 16 District 1 Show, Ellsworth & District 5 Show, Mauston 17 District 10 Show, Manitowoc 20 District 2 Show, Galesville 21 District 6 Show, Janesville 22-25 National Holstein Convention, Richmond, Virginia 23 District 4 Show, Athens 29 District 3 Show, Richland Center & District 8 Show, Jefferson July 2011 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon, & Wood counties 11-12 WI Championship Show, Fond du Lac 21 Central Wisconsin Summer Event, hosted by Twin-B Dairy, Marathon, sponsored by WI District 4 Holstein Breeders August 2011 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 4-5 Wisconsin Junior State Fair Dairy Show 13 25th Anniversary WHA Futurity, West Allis 27 WHA State Picnic, hosted by Scientific Holsteins, Matt & Mandy Nunes family, Chippewa Falls


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To follow in the footsteps of Merle Howard, Dr. Lee Allenstein, Marlowe Nelson, and Dr. Dave Dickson in joining the Badger Dairy Club Hall of Fame is certainly an honor. The fact that the award was renamed the DR. DAVID P. DICKSON MEMORIAL HALL OF FAME makes it truly special to receive. David was a close friend of our family for nearly five decades and has been sadly missed by all.

INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Accelerated Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Alpha Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Badger Dairy Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Cybil Fisher Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Elm Park Holsteins Complete Dispersal . . . . 6 Ever-Green-View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Four-of-a-Kind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Harmony Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Hilrose Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Hopeful Headlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Hour Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Initial Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 International Protein Sires/Our Help . . . . IBC Krause-Acres Dispersal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

An Honor Indeed!

Koepke Farms, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Lost-Oak Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Merle Howard Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Misty Meadows Wood Products . . . . . . . 37 Morris Ltd., Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Oney, Connie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Pete’s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Purple Ribbon Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Rickert Bros. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Ronland/Jimtown Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman . 29 & 37 Rural Mutual Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Spears Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Good Sales Don’t Just Happen - They’re Managed

Sunshine Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Taurus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Holstein Association Representatives Sarah Trapp W16080 Merlin Road, Taylor, WI 54659 608-525-2901 cell: 608-628-1978 e-mail: Chris Lyons W 5979 Lee Dr., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 920-563-1082 cell 920-723-2406 e-mail: Dennis Devore 1905 9th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 cell: 319-270-5038 e-mail: 38–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April, 2011

The Practice Veterinary Services . . . . . . . 37 Tricor Insurance/Kim Esser . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Ultrascan, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Vernon County Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Willows Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Windleway/Coppertop Holsteins . . . . . . 22

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April 2011 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News, includes Adult Convention review, Top Performer winners and a District 4 report.

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