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Volume 84 No. 4

Adult Convention review Top Performer winners Breeder Profile: Jenniton Holsteins District 3 Report

EX-92 EEEEE at 4-03 *RC 2-05 2x 365 24,060 4.6 1104 3.3 806 ~ Nominated Junior All-American Senior 3 Year Old 2011 ~ 1st Senior 3 Year Old, Wisconsin Junior State Fair 2011 ~ 5th Senior 3 Year Old, International Junior Holstein Show 2011 Dam: Courla Regiment Panda *RC EX-90 3E 7-09 2x 339 20,040 4.2 836 3.0 599 Lft: 2031 110,180 4.0 4386 3.1 3395 2nd Dam: Courla Jubilant Paulette EX-91 2E 4-10 2x 365 25,500 4.0 1017 3.0 774 Lft: 2205 145,950 4.2 6124 3.1 4500 3rd Dam: Courla Mark Pepper VG-86 3-02 2x 365 24,390 4.6 1120 3.1 760 Lft: 1980 119,975 4.3 5180 3.0 3654

Pansy’s maternal sister: • Courla Integrity Patty EX-91 2E 4-07 2x 365 24,750 4.5 1113 3.1 773 Panda’s maternal sisters: • Courla Emory Paula EX-90 8-01 2x 365 30,710 3.3 1024 2.9 876 • Courla Lee Paulee EX-90 2E 6-01 2x 365 36,400 4.2 1533 2.9 1051 • Courla SS Paulina EX-90 2E 4-10 2x 365 30,300 4.2 1263 3.2 971

Selling in the Outagamie Spring Sale - Friday, April 27th in Seymour: 3 #1 DT Advent embryos from Regiment Panda ~ Don’t miss this opportunity to own the next EX from this family! The embryos are potential full sisters to Advent Pansy.

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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 2012

VOLUME 84 No. 4

Features: 8 10 16 18 30 31 32

Breeder Profile: Jenniton Holsteins Adult Convention review 2011 Top Performer winners 2012 Treasure Quest calves YDLI Graduates Class 7 Wisconsin’s 2011 All-Americans & Junior All-Americans Junior Trip Report

Departments: 6 6 6 24 24 26 29 29 34 37 36 38

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs From the President: Todd Stanek WHA Annual Supporters District 3 report Tank Talk - District 3 Sale Reports Laura’s Holstein Letters: WHA Princess Laura Finley Breeder Business Cards WHY Page Classified Advertising Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover photo by Beth Herges features the 2011 TOP Top Performer, Spruce-Edge Outside Tana EX-94, owned by Siemers Holsteins, Newton. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012

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WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION STAFF: Christianne Williams, Director of Operations Laura Wackershauser, Editor/Advertising Manager Larry Nelson, Member Services Manager Sharon Maffei, Membership/Event Coordinator

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Todd Stanek, President (2012) - 715-456-8718 E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 Marci Walker, Vice President (2013) - 608-253-3003 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Paula Bovre, Secretary (2013) - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Matt Lippert, Exec. Committee (2012) - 715-884-6578 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 Chris McCullough, Exec. Committee (2013) - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Todd Borgwardt (2013) - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Bill Calvert (2015) - 608-759-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Dan Cnossen (2014) - 715-302-1327 N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Kevin Jorgensen (2015) - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Tracy Nelson (2014) - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Chad Ryan (2014) - 920-960-1449 N4067 Twin Oaks Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Kent Wendorf (2014) - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs % Don and Billie Dittrich of Waumandee welcomed home their 7th child on December 9. William Joseph weighed 10 lbs. 7 oz. and joins his three sisters and three brothers in Buffalo county. 0 John and Katie Roloff, Wonewoc, welcomed a son on March 19. Tyler John joins big brother Matthew and weighd 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 inches long. Congratulations!  Congratulations to Mark & Nicky (Reape) Rueth, Oxford, who were married on March 2, 2012. . Our condolences to the family of Margaret White, who passed away recently. A full obituary is printed below.

Obituaries Margaret White Margaret Eleanor White age 87, died on Thurs., February 23, 2012 at Golden Living Center - Continental Manor in Randolph. Margaret was born on February 17, 1925 in Randolph, a daughter of the late August and Jessie (Dykstra) Posthuma. On June 5, 1946, Margaret was united in marriage to Henry White, Jr., at the First Reformed Church in Randolph. They farmed in the Fox Lake area for many years and in retirement they enjoyed traveling. Margaret was a member of the First Congregational Church in Fox Lake for 65 years where she was formerly active on the church board and with the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed bowling and playing cards. Holidays and family dinners were a favorite time for Margaret, and in her later years she cherished spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved living at the Continental Manor for the past three years. Margaret is survived by two sons, Larry (Jan) White, Waupun, Al (Mary) White, Fox Lake, a daughter-in-law, Debra White, Fox Lake, six grandchildren; Rev. Paul (April) White, Chelsea White, Stephany White, Danielle (Charles) Gauger, Trisha (Terry) Posthuma, Michael (Faye) White, 12 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Kathryn, Rebekah, Daniel, Katelynn, McKenzie, Addison, Remington, Brea, Brady, Carley, and Riley. She is also survived by two sisters, Winnetta Braaksma, Randolph, Evelyn (Jerry) Lively, Beaver Dam; and sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry in 2009, her son Dennis in 2002, her brother Henry, and a sister Juliette. A memorial fund has been established in Margaret’s name. The family extends a special thank you to the staff of Continental Manor for the wonderful, compassionate care that was given to Margaret.

Welcome to These New Members Adult members: Delvyn Martin, Sparta Brandon Marks, Brownsville Brandon Feuerholm, Plum City Paul Reuter, Arcadia Seth & Carrie Hoesly, Berlin Clifford & Peggy Jones, Arena Junior members: Madeline Mahlum, Bangor Tahmara Hendrickson, Viroqua Andrew Buiter, Waupun Tyler Crosby, Shell Lake Ethan Ulness, Valders Morgan Eilers, Weyouwega Matthew Orne, Rice Lake Summer Henschel, Chilton Tiona Tulachka, Kewaunee Jenna Liebe, Amherst Junction Ryan Pillsbury, Watertown Jonathon Manning, Eastman Zach Hanke, Watertown Evan Ensign, Unity Grant & Dan Powell, Evansville 6–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012

From your President Todd Stanek Hello Wisconsin, My name is Todd Stanek and I am your President for the next year. I would like to thank the members for electing me to a second term and I am humbled that the board has chosen me to serve as President. I never dreamed I would be writing a president’s column but here I am today and I reflect on how I got here. While I grew up with grade cows, if I could have been genomic tested as a youngster, we would have found out that I had Registered Holstein DNA in my blood. It started in high school dairy judging on my FFA team and visiting Holstein breeders in my area. The passion that these breeders had for their cows was infectious. I passed on college because I couldn’t own Registered Holsteins fast enough. I will admit that my knowledge level was pretty low and I made many mistakes. Many of you reading this probably don’t realize the impact you have had on my life. To this day each, and every one of you inspire me to do better. The list of breeders I admire is too long to put in this article and I would be afraid I would forget someone. The best time I have spent over the years is the time away from the farm attending Holstein events. This year’s convention in Waupaca was a great time. There is always something to learn on the farm tours. When I attend these events, I always come home energized to do a better job breeding, taking care of, and marketing our cattle. I would strongly encourage every member to get more involved. Take in the shows, sales, and other Wisconsin Holstein events and bond with your fellow breeders. I have many good friends that I wouldn’t have today if I hadn’t gotten off the farm. The next big event is the Spring Show in Jefferson on April 21 and I hope to see you there! Thank you, Todd Stanek

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Sire: Emerald-Acr-SA T-Baxter Dam: Markwell Durham Felice EX-92 EEEEE 3-10 2x 365 33,960 3.9 1330 3.1 1051 2nd Dam: Markwell Outside Finesse-ET EX-90 3-05 2x 365 37,870 4.0 1502 3.0 1155 3rd Dam: Ms Markwell Rudlp Rarity-ET VG-88 4th Dam: Markwell Thor Renee VG-87 Can 5th Dam: Markwell Bstar E Raven-ET EX-95 3E GMD DOM 6th Dam: Markwell Mark Elite EX-92 4E GMD DOM 7th Dam: Rockalli Mars Emily EX-94 4E GMD DOM Frilly has two Planet and one Michael daughter who are fresh and performing like their mother! Frilly is open and ready to flush to the bull of your choice.

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Jenniton Holsteins Ted, Marcia & Kyle Thompson, Barneveld By Ashley Yager

Jenniton Holsteins now consists of 360 acres, with 250 tillable. Sticking close to their roots, the Thompson family grows all of their own feed, including corn, soybeans and alfalfa. They purchase mineral and corn distillers to include in their TMR with a little added The Thompson Family, left to right: protein blend. All labor at Jenniton is handled by the family. Krista, Marcia, Leon, Ted and Kyle The farm is home to 90 head of young stock and 80 milking age females. In addition, the Thompsons sell 20 bulls locally each year. The herd averages 23,331M on 2x milking, with 3.83% 894F pounds, and holds a BAA of 106.1%. Kyle is heavily involved with the day-to-day operations on the farm, handling the financial records, mixing feed and overseeing all equipment maintenance. Ted takes care of the breeding and mating he rolling hills of Iowa County have much more than a scenic decisions. Marcia oversees calf care and spends a large amount of view to offer – they are still home to small family farms, scattered time in the tractor during the summer. All decisions on the farm are across the countryside that enjoy doing things the way they have done discussed by all parties, and many of the decision making conversafor years. The Ted and Marcia Thompson family are no exception – tions are held during milkings. Rounding out the Thompson family are Kyle’s older brother and the farm has been in their family since 1902 and has been run on the sister, Leon McIntosh and Krista. Leon works at an organic farm by heart and grit of the Thompson family ever since. The Thompsons have farmed their current homestead for over Dodgeville, Wis., and Krista will graduate in August 2012 and have 110 years. Ted’s great-grandfather Henry purchased the farm, and in a position as a Physician Assistant. Krista and her fiancé Landon 1919 his son Theodore took over the farm and started buying Quick will be married in May 21, 2013. Kyle is the fifth generation of Thompsons to farm on their Registered animals in his youth. The farm held partial herd dispersals in 1938, 1948 and 1958, and utilized the genetics from bulls Barneveld homestead. His family has bred Registered Holsteins since purchased through Pabst Farms to shape the foundation of the herd. the beginning, and they have done an outstanding job creating interTed had a deep interest in returning to the farm, so after his est from AI companies and marketing embryos to other countries. The most influential brood cow in the Jenniton herd has been graduation from UW-Platteville in December of 1971, he returned to the home farm and started a partnership with his father Raymond Jenniton Boss Iron Rosine, EX-90 at four years of age. With a CTPI of +2095 and 3-03 2x 365d on January 1, 1972. Ted grew his record of 30,200M 3.8 1140F, ownership in the farm gradually, Rosine has sent five sons to AI and purchased the farm from his that are awaiting their first proof. father in 1991. There are also four daughters that The next generation of have been contracted. Nearly oneThompsons has now started tranthird of the Thompson’s herd are sitioning ownership. Ted’s son descendants of the Mulder Kyle attended the UW-Madison Elevation Amanda cow family. Farm and Short Course for two Rosine is backed by an EX-90 years, and then continued his Rudolph, EX-90 Chairman, and education at Southwest Technical then the EX-90 GMD DOM College for two years studying Elevation Amanda, full sister to Ag Power and Equipment. He the granddam of Crescentmead graduated in May 2011 and Rotate Amanda. became a partner in the farm with Jenniton Bolton RowenaTed and Marcia on June 1, 2011. ET, VG-87, is a Bolton daughter The Thompsons formed an LLC of Rosine with a 2-05 2x 365d for the personal property, and record of 26,970M 4.0 1112F Kyle bought in at 50% of the Jenniton Durham Alanna EX-92 and 3.1 840P. Her Man-O-Man herd.


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son is due to come out soon at Accelerated, and she has a Man-OMan daughter on the farm with +2315 GTPI that has contract interest for embryos and bulls. Rowena carries additional AI contracts to Accelerated Genetics. A Jet Stream daughter of Rosine, Jenniton J Stream Roma is GP-82 and has a CTPI of +2088. Her 2-08 record at 2x and 365d yielded 31,075M with 3.5 1092F and 3.0 932P. Roma’s Shamrock son is headed to Accelerated with a GTPI of +2330, and she carries contracts for an Epic son and pregnancies by Windhammer. While the Jenniton herd has produced some high genomic individuals, there are high type cows that have made a name for themselves as well. The most prominent of their high type cows has been Jenniton Durham Alanna, EX-92. Alanna was second five-yearold and the production winner at the 2005 WI Junior State Fair with 4-06 2x 365d record of 31,030M with 3.2 1007F. Alanna has multiple daughters in the Thompson’s herd, with more than 10 left to calve. Her daughter by Roy was VG-87 with over 32,000 pounds milk, and her Juror daughter went EX-90 and had over 28,000 pounds milk. Alanna has four daughters by Champion in the herd, scored VG-85, 87, 88 and EX-91, and all of them produced over 28,000 pounds milk in their three and four year old lactations. Jenniton Sanchez Alani is the newest milking member of the Alanna’s, and she scored VG-85 at 2-02. Jenniton Champion Agatha is Alanna’s highest scored daughter at EX-91, and her 4-02 2x 365d record produced 28,192M with 3.7% and 1043F. Heifers still in waiting from Alanna are sired by Sanchez, Shottle, Million, and ManO-Man. Alanna’s daughter, Jenniton MOM Aleta, was also recently exported to Japan. With the influence of Champion in the herd, its no surprise that Thompsons believe he has had the greatest effect as sire. They have milked as many as ten daughters of Champion at one time, and they have all been good, sound individuals that score and milk well. Thompsons are now using ‘a little bit of everything’ in their breeding program, but tend to focus on feet and legs and udder the most. The pay close attention to fat and protein pounds, in addition to high type. In their heifer pens are daughters sired by Alexander, Million, Sanchez, Destry, and Man-O-Man. Current service sires include Emerald, Trigger, Man-O-Man, Reality, Destry, Palermo and Windhammer. All stock at Jenniton is raised on site. Calves start out in hutches and graduate to small groups, where they move from shed to freestalls and have access to 100 acres of pasture. The cows are on mattresses with shavings, and are let out for two or three hours a day during the

Board Member Profile: Todd Borgwardt Family members & Farm information: Todd and his wife, Susan, along with their children, Bennett and Sierra, are partners with Todd’s uncle Bill in Sunnyside Dairy Farms. Together they milk 250 cows, as well as raise their own heifers and about 30 bulls which are sold as breeding bulls. The herd averages 27,305M 1,064F, and 854P. Todd showed the All-Wisconsin Senior 3-YearOld in 2003. Since he took on part ownership in the farm, Sunnyside Dairy Farms has had 9 GMDs, 6 DOMs, and 20 cows over 200,000 pounds of milk lifetime. Future Plans: Although Todd has no future plans to expand Sunnyside Dairy Farms, he hopes to continue increasing quality not quantity. Todd breeds mostly with high type in mind in order to improve the herd. Bulls being used: Sunnyside Dairy Farms is currently utilizing: Atwood, Goldsun, Sid, Fever, Windhammer, Windbrook, Stanley Cup, Whiteface, Gold Chip, Mayfield, Trigger, Large and a few others. Hobbies & Interests: Todd enjoys attending various shows and sales around the state, as they appeal to his love for Registered Holsteins. In addition, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and golfing when he finds the time. Why did you join the WHA Board? Todd has been involved

Jenniton Champion Agatha EX-91 winter. In the spring and summer, cows are let out during the day or night depending on the temperature. While the operations at Jenniton are enough to keep the Thompson family busy, they still find time to enjoy outdoor activities including hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. Kyle has a passion for mechanics, and fixes tractors in a recently constructed shop on the farm. He is also involved in young leadership programs through Accelerated Genetics and Foremost Farms. Ted serves on the school board, and he and wife Marcia recently purchased a home in town. Jenniton Holsteins was also recently recognized as the Iowa County Conservation Farm of the Year in 2010, which included serving as grand marshalls in the local Farmer’s Appreciation Day held in Dodgeville, Wis., each summer. The Thompson family has also enjoyed showing at the local, District and State Fair shows, and typically utilizes the Wisconsin Holstein News and local sale consignments to help market their genetics. As Ted and Marcia slowly transition the farm to Kyle, one thing is for certain in the future of Jenniton. The Thompsons have no interest of milking more cows, but rather, may entertain the idea of robotic milking systems in the future. They hope to continue selling genetics and consign to area sales, and improve the efficiency of their operation. in the Manitowoc County Holstein Association for many years and felt that a position on the WHA Board was the next step. He and his family have always been involved in and dedicated to the Wisconsin Holstein Association. Goals during your WHA Board Term: Todd’s personal goals would be to take on more leadership roles in the organization and help this association to keep moving in the right direction. He would like the association to be able to serve the membership in the best ways possible while functioning within our means.

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2012 Wisconsin Holstein Convention hosted by Waupaca-Waushara Holstein Association The Wisconsin Holstein Association held its 121st Annual Convention on February 24 and 25 at the Ale House in Waupaca, Wis. This year’s convention was hosted by Waupaca and Waushara counties and including a great weekend of meetings, farm tours, entertainment and Holstein fellowship. 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 National Directors Robert Nigh and Corey Geiger and Holstein USA staff member Dan Meihak led the Region 5 meeting. Dan Meihak gave the State of the Association address on behalf of Holstein USA and John Meyer. Participation in member programs continues to be strong, with registrations up six percent, classification up 13 percent, genetic testing up 25 percent and Holstein Complete up seven percent. Genomic testing alone brought in $1.4 million. It was announced that Paul Buhr has announced his candidacy for the Region 5 director position. Bob Nigh will finish his term at this year’s national convention and he thanked the Wisconsin Holstein membership for the great privilege, honor and learning experience of serving as a national director. Corey Geiger also announced that there may be a change coming in 2013 that if there is not a second candidate for a director position, the position will be an at-large election. Updates were given on Holstein USA programs. They are introducing a new software program, Dairy Rhythms, which will offer a real-time link with Agri-Tech Analytics and Holstein USA. There will also be expanded options for Holstein Complete, including the option to add Agri-Tech Analytics testing and discounts on gemomic testing to herds. There was some extensive discussion about the Dairy Data Alliance proposal. With the real possibility of USDA not doing genetic evaluations in the future, Holstein is working with other industry partners to come up with a plan. With a potential $1-1.2 million in overhead to do the genetic evaluations, some ideas being tossed around to bring in income include membership fees, bull evaluation fees, semen tax or genomic testing fee. Other topics discussed included the Dairy Security Act (H.R. 3062), future judges’ conferences and helpful features available on the Holstein USA website. Production Winners Recognized Convention attendees enjoyed a delicious buffet on Friday evening, and following the meal, the association recognized several standout Holsteins and their breeders and owners. The 2011 Top Performers were named, as well as the 300,000 and 400,000 lb. production cows. The overall Top Performer winner for 2011 was Spruce-Edge Outside Tana EX-94, owned by Siemers Holsteins, Newton. The evening finished with the third annual Wisconsin 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 $6,306 on 33 lots. High seller for the evening was lot 1 consigned by Matthew Johnson, Baldwin. This first choice of three heifers by Snowman, AltaIota or Ostyle from Larcrest Constance-ET VG-85, was purchased by Harry Broekhuis from Holland for $27,000. Second high seller was from the same cow family as last year’s top seller. Selling for $19,000 was a choice of a Bookem or Shamrock from Ralma Baxter Cheerio-ET VG-85. Consigned by Floyd & Lloyd Baumann and Fred Lang, Marathon, she was purchased by Laverne Lepak of Custer. Selling for $15,500 was lot 2, a first choice from 12 Epic transfers from Scientific Gold Dish Rae-ET VG-88. Consigned by Todd Stanek, Fall Creek, this choice was purchased by David Atwell and Heatherstone Enterprises, Mount Horeb. 10–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012

Sandy-Valley Farms, Scandinavia, offered a choice of two Hill heifers from Sandy-Valley Boston Ally-ET VG-87. Matt & Brad Johnson, Baldwin, purchased this choice for $15,000. Proceeds from the sale are used by the Young Adult Committee for their annual events and scholarships. Thanks to the success of these sales, the YAC has presented six $500 scholarships to WHA young adult members and a $500 scholarship to the Distinguished Young Breeder award winner. Receiving scholarships to attend educational or industry events this year were Dan Dvorachek, Angie Ulness and Sandra Madland (for more on these winners, see page 12). For the second year, the YAC also offered rewards to first-time convention attendees to help with their convention expenses. WHA Annual Meeting Saturday morning kicked off with Keynote Speaker Carl Kent, International Sales Coordinator at Holstein Association USA, on “International Markets for Holsteins.” Following the speaker, the WHA Annual Meeting was called to order by President Corey Geiger and included committee reports from board members who head the various WHA committees and a report on the financial status of the Association. Minutes from the 120st annual meeting were presented and approved, followed by a financial report from Vice President Todd Stanek. President Geiger delivered the annual President’s address, highlighting a year of employee transition and the association’s longterm labor needs. He also talked about the strives past boards have made in positioning WHA for a strong financial future - Merrill Lynch investments are up from $203,000 to $532,000; the scholarship fund is up to $103,000 from $69,000; and WHP’s debt to the association is down to $48,000 from a high point of $96,000. President Geiger concluded by thanking the membership for “not one, but two splendid opportunities to serve as your President.” Nominations were opened up for four board of director positions. Matt Lippert, Mark Ulness, Kevin Jorgensen, Todd Stanek, Bill Calvert and Sherry Siemers-Peterman were nominated from the floor and gave a brief introduction of themselves to those in attendance. Elected to their second terms were Matt Lippert and Todd Stanek, while Bill Calvert and Kevin Jorgensen will begin their first terms. Resolutions presented and passed at the annual meeting were as follows: Resolution 1: Whereas... milk pasteurizers are becoming more popular and a very effective on-farm means of destroying harmful bacteria in milk being fed to young calves, Be it resolved that we encourage USDA to reconsider their stance on prohibiting pasteurizer use in a milk house on dairy farms. Resolution 2: Whereas... for the past generation the US has been recognized as a world leader in dairy genetics and whereas it is important to be proactive in developing a plan for genetic evaluations in the future. Be it resolved that WHA encourage Holstein USA to work co-operatively as a member of the council on Dairy Cattle Breeding to develop and present a cost effective, thorough, reliable system to collect data and process genetic evaluation currently calculated by USDA-AIPL. Resolution 3: Whereas... the Wisconsin Holstein Association body of members attending the 121st Annual Convention of the Wisconsin Holstein Association, would like to pay tribute to members or family members that have passed away during 2011. Be it resolved that we pay tribute to those members by standing and observing a moment of silence at this time. Resolution 4: Whereas... the members of the Wisconsin Holstein Association attending the 121st Annual meeting in Waupaca would like to express their gratitude to the Waupaca/Waushara Holstein Breeders Convention committee for the excellent job they have done in hosting this convention.

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, the National Dairy Shrine and the National Beef Board. Lunch Award Recognitions Saturday’s luncheon included recognition via power point of this year’s outstanding juniors, including the Oustanding Boy and Girl, Kyle Natzke and Laura Elliott. Also recognized were National DJM representatives Natzke, Kayla Wright, Stephanie Nagel and Ami Cooper. Wall of Fame inductees were announced at the luncheon, with presentations by Elmo Wendorf Jr., Darin Johnson and Marci Walker. Also recognized were the 40, 50 and 60 year members. Farm Tours Waupaca-Waushara Counties continued a great weekend with farm tours to three well-known herds. Convention attendees had the opportunity to visit Sandy-Valley Farms, Royola Holsteins and B-Long 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. Vice President Todd Stanek thanked retiring board members Corey Geiger and Angela DavisBrown for their years of service and contributions to the association. Following the announcement of the advertising contest awards, Chris McCullough presented the Young Distiguished Breeder Award to Craig Carncross of Lodi. Recognized with the Distinguished Service Award was Steve Holte, Westby, and awarded the Distinguished Breeder honor was awarded to Paul Buhr, Rabur Holsteins, Viroqua. Dan Cnossen spoke on behalf of the Marathon County Holstein Breeders and invited everyone to attend next year’s convention to be held in Wausau. Marci Walker made a special presentation to Corey Geiger and his wife Krista Knigge for all their dedication to the association over the last eight years, offering Corey the “Golden Boot” and a special stained glass picture of one of his favorite Ran-Rose cows. Chad Ryan and associates then auctioned off an eight hour work day by Corey to benefit the scholarship fund. Paul Buhr and Marty Kinyon were the winning bidders, with a syndicate of members as contending bidders. A total of $1710 was raised from the auction for the scholarship fund. Following the conclusion of the formal banquet, many convention attendees stayed for refreshments, socializing and dancing to a great local musical duo (and occasional trio, when joined by Kevin Jorgensen). The Board of Directors met on Sunday morning and elected the following officers: President – Todd Stanek; Vice President – Marci Walker; Secretary – Paula Bovre; Executive Board members Matt Lippert and Chris McCullough. Thank you to the Waupaca-Waushara 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 - Roger Hildebrandt, Corey Geiger, Steve Holte, Marlowe Nelson, Bill Hageman and Elmo Wendorf Jr.; back - Lynn Harbaugh, Don Rickert, Jim Rickert, Scott Pralle, Ray Kuehl, Mike McCullough, Mark Gilbertson and Bob Schauf.

40 & 50 Year Members present at the convention: Bill Hughes, John Judd & Steve Holte

2012 WHA Board of Directors: Seated - Paula Bovre, Marci Walker, Chad Ryan, Tracy Nelson & Bill Calvert. Back - Todd Borgwardt, Chris McCullough, Kent Wendorf, Todd Stanek, Dan Cnossen, Matt Lippert & Kevin Jorgensen.

40 Year Members James Auer, New London William Buchmann, Seymour Daniel Byom, Ettrick Ronald DeBuhr, Belmont Roy Hetts, Fort Atkinson Steven Holte, Westby John Judd, Mount Horeb Leslie McCracken, Orfordville

Ronald Melius, Slinger John McCullough, Camp Douglas Dennis Noble, Lancaster Our-Kine Inc., Thorp Ronny Rohloff, Whitewater Richard Reeson, Barneveld Randall Rautmann, Sheboygan Falls Francis Smith, Hartland George Vojtech, Phillips

50 Year Members Wayne & Flora Danielson, Cadott William Ehrke, Fort Atkinson William Hughes, Oshkosh Robert Nehm, Ripon Lyle Siegmund, Kewaunee

60 Year Member Donald Booth, Cuba City wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012-11

Young Adult Committee Educational Awards The Young Adult Committee awarded three Educational Awards at this year’s convention. Proceeds from the annual Futures Sale help fund these awards as well as a $500 gift for the Distinguished Young Breeder. The committee also awarded five $100 “rewards” to first-time convention attendees to help with convention expenses. These Educational Awards are intended for those whose main source of income is from the farm. Applicants simply answer four questions in 200 words or less per question and submit their applications in the fall. This year’s Educational Award recipients are Dan Dvorachek, Angie Ulness and Sandra Madland. Dan Dvorachek owns Dvorachek Holsteins near Reedsville, Wis. and farms with his wife Kari and two small children. After graduating from UW Farm and Industry Short Course, Dan grew his Registered Holstein knowledge and farmed in partnership with Randy and Rosalie Geiger. Today, Dan and Kari milk 90 cows three times per day on their own in a remodeled tie-stall barn. Two-thirds of their herd trace back to Ran-Rose. Dan and Kari do not get away from the farm and intend to use their award money to pay for relief help and their expenses while attending World Dairy Expo. Angie Ulness, Ragnar Holsteins of Reedsville, Wis., farms along side her husband Mark and their young children on their 80 cow dairy. Angie was an active Junior Holstein member and credits her parents in being instrumental in giving her the right mix of on-farm jobs while growing up to help her realize that farming is what she was passionate about doing for the rest of her life. Angie and Mark host the Ontario Young Holstein Breeders tour every year around World Dairy Expo time. Angie plans to use her award monies to travel to the Royal Winter Fair to view the show and grow her knowledge visiting some of the farms of those they’ve hosted over the years.

Sandra Madland operates Lyndell Dairy at Lyndon Station, Wis., with her husband Troy and three teenage children. They are first generation farmers milking 400 cows and cropping 1700 acres. Built up from 30 cows in a rented barn, Sandy’s city roots have soaked up farm wife knowledge in a big way. Her interest in Registered Holsteins came through her children in breeding, raising and showing them. She is an instrumental leader as a co-advisor of the newly formed District 5 Junior Holstein Association. Sandy values and manages computerized record keeping, their 10 employees and works with the nutritionist and herd health program closely. She plans to continue growing her knowledge, using her award dollars towards the Ag Women’s Summit and the PDPW annual meeting.

Marci Walker, far right, presents Dan Dvorachek, Angie Ulness and Sandra Madland with their YAC Educational Awards

Distinguished Young Breeder - Craig Carncross presented by Chris McCullough barn was designed around them with extra large This year’s Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder, sand-filled stalls, extremely high side walls, plenty of like many of us, grew up on his family’s Registered sprinklers and fans along with a herringbone style Holstein farm. Growing up doing simple barn chores parlor outfitted for larger cows. was the norm for this youngster but his true interest in The current stats of this herd are simply amazRegistered Holstein started on his 9th birthday when ing - a RHA of over 30,000 lbs. of milk with 1150 his parents gave him his first Registered Holstein, pounds of fat, while maintaining a 107.1% BAA on Wargo-Acres Simon Salvia which grew into a VG-88 240 cows, with 25 currently being scored Excellent. cow that was the foundation for this young man’s High lifetime production has become the standard herd. with 34 cows over 200,000 pounds and four over Like so many of us, he grew up in 4-H, FFA and 300,000 pounds. There are 13 cows over 200,000 and of course Junior Holsteins. But he continues to be very two over 300,000 pounds walking the barns today. active in the local, county and state organizations. The Wargo-Acres herd has been home to 26 Gold From 1999 through 2006 he coached the Columbia Medal Dams and 16 Dam of Merit cows, helping the County dairy judging team. This was highlighted in herd achieve 18 years of Progressive Breeder Registry 2005 when the county team won the Wisconsin State and two years of Progressive Genetics Herd awards. contest, followed by the World Dairy Expo contest But perhaps the most impressive stat is the fact and earned the right to compete at the International they went through this expansion process with very contest in Scotland. He was very instrumental in few purchased cattle - a tribute to their cows living a long time along helping this team raise $30,000 to cover the costs of the trip. Today he with great reproduction. Reproduction is a high priority on the farm. continues to judge a few county fairs each year. They currently flush/IVF two to six cows per month with many Their farm hosted the 2011 Columbia County Dairy Breakfast, embryos being sent overseas. which was a huge success. He served as District 5 chairman for three Great cow families have been the cornerstone of Wargo-Acres. At years as well as being on several committees for their church council. the top of the list has to be Wargo-Acres Durham Dazzle EX-93 3E After high school, Craig attended UW-Madison to get his four-year along with Wargo-Acres Melrose also EX-94 3E. Craig is trying to degree where he was very active in both the Badger Dairy Club and dabble a little bit with high genomic offspring but still stays true to these Alpha Gamma Rho. Many of his fellow classmates thought he would great cow families. go on to get his Masters or a PhD, or even vet school, but he was This talented young cow man is quoted as saying the following about determined to go back to the family farm to raise Registered Holsteins. his breeding philosophies, “While the industry races for the next genetic His ties to the UW are still strong today as professors Ron Curran and giant, leaving reliable bulls and old brood cows behind, I still want my Fred Madison both bring their classes to Wargo-Acres to study both barn full of true breeding cows that can do it over many lactations.” dairy herd management along with soil conservation. The success of this herd is certainly not by accident and Craig is the Craig officially bought into the farm in 1999. At that time, the herd first to admit he didn’t do it by himself. He definitely gives his parents consisted of 65 cows with a 24,000 lb. herd average on two-time a day and their nine full-time employees a lot of the credit. milkings. In 2004, plans for an expansion began to unfold and in 2007 Congratulations to Craig Carncross, this year’s Distinguished Young a new freestall barn and parlor were under construction. They moved Holstein Breeder. in the new facility in 2008. This new facility was certainly built around their great cows at Wargo Acres. With large cows in mind, their freestall

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2011 Advertising Contest Winners Full page, Full color ads: 1. Voight Acres (May) **Best ad of the Year 2. Synergy Dairy (March) 3. Walk-Era Holsteins (October) Full page, 2 color ads: 1. Second-Look Holsteins (June) 2. Stone-Front Farms (November) 3. Pine-Valley Holsteins (December) Less than Full page, Full color ads: 1. Scientific Holsteins (June) 2. Westphalia Farm (June) 3. Bricco’s Cow Town (October) Best Calendar Ad: November - Rosedale Genetics

Wall of Fame: presenter Marci Walker, Steve Larson on behalf of Hoard’s Dairyman, Darin Johnson on behalf of Genex CRI, presenter Elmo Wendorf Jr. & WHA Princess Anna Blake

Less than Full page, 2 color ads: 1. Gildale Holsteins (March) 2. Hi-Lo-Valley/Bowers/Stumpf (March) 3. Twin-B Dairy/Langs (February) Black & White ads, any size: 1. Sugar Creek Dairy (June) 2. Krohlow’s Reg. Holsteins (November) 3. Jamsar Holsteins (June) Commercial Advertising: 1. Select Sires (July/August) 2. ABS Global (October) 3. Genex/CRI (May) Cover of the Year: February

Top Performer winners: Todd Borgwardt, Sherry Siemers-Peterman, Beth Nelson & Tom Kestell

Distinguished Holstein Breeder - R. Paul Buhr presented by Kent Wendorf

This year’s distinguished Holstein breeder surprisingly was not born in Wisconsin, but rather, came rolling into the dairy state from the wild, wild, west at a young age. Like many farm kids, he worked alongside his dad, learning the many skills needed to make the dairy run smoothly and developing a real curiosity about how and why things happened as they did. As a teenager, he aspired to become a veterinarian, enamored by the complexity of the profession. But a last second change of heart had him attending a 4-year state college for a degree in animal science. After marrying his college sweetheart, they would return to his home farm to enter into a partnership with his father, to further establish the Rabur prefix. Paul’s philosophy over the years has been to never use bad blood (genetics) in the herd because it will generally come back to haunt you. With that in mind, Paul went about meticulously scrutinizing the available bull population. It is that curiosity of Paul’s that still leads him to want to know everything possible about breeding cattle. In light of this, he was instrumental in developing an annual fall tour on which a dozen breeders visit about 10 herds over a two day period, creating an educational, inspirational and fraternal experience, to be enjoyed by participants and tour hosts alike. Over the course of constantly breeding up the herd, the “P” family has surfaced to the top at Rabur. This prompted Paul to prove an Inspiration son, Rabur Perspiration, back in the 1990s. He would eventually peak at the #13 TPI of the breed and was one of the very best udder bulls of his time at Select Sires. The cow that really put Rabur on the map was Rabur Outside Pandora EX-91-3E GMD. She epitomizes the breeding program

at Rabur: beautiful, hard-working cows that reproduce regularly, calve easily and have long productive lives. With 100 offspring, she has afforded the Buhrs many marketing opportunities, leaving high genetic value cattle in many herds across the Midwest. Although not specifically breeding for show, Rabur cattle have done well for others, winning All-Wisconsin and Junior All-American awards and garnering 93 and 94 point scores. In 2007 the Buhrs had a special year with Rabur Encore Loveable EX-94 3E, winning Grand Champion Female at the District 2 show and receiving Reserve All-Wisconsin in the 125,000 lb. class. Outside and Shottle have worked extremely well on the dairy-quality Rabur herd, with 10 Excellent Outsides over the years and Rabur Shottle Paddington EX-90 3Y, the current queen of the herd. Paul has served the industry well. He was on the original Vernon County Sale committee in 1976 and has been co-chair with his good friend Steve Holte for many years. The Buhrs have hosted the County twilight meeting and the county dairy breakfast, state barn meetings and many judging practices for 4-H and collegiate teams over the years. Paul served on the State Holstein Board for six years back in the 1990s. He is president of the local Heartland Country Co-op Board. His passion for breeding great cattle led to his appointment to the Genetic Advancement Committee of Holstein USA and this June Paul will be running for a seat on the Holstein USA Board of Directors. Paul’s wife Darlene is a Library Media Specialist for the Viroqua Area School District, and they have three grown children: Melanie, Wyatt and Evan. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012-13

300,000 lb. Cows Andrew Peterson, Eland Nor-Way-Pete Wade Sasha Nor-Way-Pete Mathie Jazzmin Angela M Geiger, Reedsville Ran-Rose G0020701-Kristal Badger Holsteins, Unity Badger Malachite Mariel-TW Christopher Bunnell, Seymour Elm-Lawn-G Charles Sugar Clint & Heidi Zank, Neillsville Ridge-Place Lee Suprise Crisdhome Farm, Inc., New Richmond Crisdhome Highlight Brenda Douglas Brander, Spring Green Branders Jolt Marie Molly Branders Emory Lyn Lilly

Emerald Acres, De Pere Emerald-Acr-Vr Cameo-ET John & Judy Swenson, Barneveld Gold-N-Oaks Rudolph Carmen Kellercrest Reg. Holsteins, Inc. Kellercrest Duster Fluffy Kenneth Mergen, Bloomington Maryline Manfred Lolita-ET Krysty Kepler, Viola Kepridge Rudolph Precious Nine Cees Dairy, Westfield Nine-Cees Patron Edith Ronald & Yvonne Ziegler Wooded-Retreat Rubytom Ada Ronald Hackmann, Manitowoc Ronland Manfred Jackie R-Pinelawn Black Janet-ET

Rosy-Lane Holsteins LLC, Watertown Rosy-Lane Jethro 2809 Soaring Eagle Dairy LLC, Newton Soaring-Eagle Win Saw Sunnyside Dairy Farms LLC, Valders Ran-Rose Shelly Outside Thomas Pfaff, Melrose Pfaffsprairie Tom Elsie Tim & James Bell, Camp Douglas T-Bells Storm Macie Todd & Mary Stanek, Fall Creek Our-Favorite Glenwood Gypsy Troy Opsal, Blue Mounds Opsal Gauntlet Adeen Wargo Acres, Lodi Wargo-Acres Milan Zandairy, Barneveld Zandairy Floue Ded Score

Distinguished Service Award Steve Holte presented by Lynn Harbaugh Tonight I have the privilege to present our Distinguished Service Award. Our honoree is no stranger to being recognized by his peers. This person has accumulated nearly 40 years of board service to his local community. The coop, bank, church, creamery, boards of which 15 years were served as President of these various organizations. He has served his local and district Holstein club by hosting two twilight meetings and by serving nearly ten years as county board member including a term as president. He has chaired the county Holstein sale for over 25 years as well as co-chairing their District Sale since its inception. While serving his local community, tonight’s recipient was recognized as the Outstanding Young County Farmer and Outstanding Coop member as well as the County Conservationist of the Year. On the state level, the person has been recognized as a Master Agriculturist, and his Holstein peers have honored him as the Friend of the Holstein Cow. He has also received the prestigious Distinguished Holstein Breeder award from our own WHA. Tonight’s award winner has also served several years as a delegate for Accelerated Genetics, county DHIA, and as a National Holstein Delegate. These are all indeed great dedication to a lifetime of service. But that’s not all. This person also served our association as a state board member for six years and he is one of just a few people to serve as State Holstein President for two years. This distinguished service winner returned to the home farm upon his father’s passing at a young age, he was serving his fellow man in the United States Air Force at the time. The herd was gradually converted from Guernseys to Registered Holsteins. He has bred a well-respected herd that consists of several locator list cows, bulls sent to A.I. and numerous Excellent cows from deep pedigrees. One of this person’s best friends told me “He is the most organized person I know.” I am firm believer that great leaders serve others through their actions rather than by orders. Steve Holte exemplifies these qualities. Steve, I have looked up to you as a mentor and you have taught me a lot about cows. But you have taught me so much more. The things that really matter in life. Treat people the way you want to be treated and don’t raise your voice to people. Support the people you love and what they want to do in life. He and Kay have lived their lives this way. They have three lovely and talented daughters, Heidi, Heather and Holly. Congratulations Steve on this very deserving accomplishment!

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300,000 & 400,000 lb. Cow owners: front - Craig Carncross & Tom Pfaff; back - Todd Borgwardt, Ron Hackmann, Todd Stanek & Corey Geiger.

Thank you to Sandy-Valley Farms, B-Long Holsteins and Royola Holsteins for allowing us to visit your herds!

Wall of Fame Inductees Man - W.D. Hoard Before there was a Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, Dairy Business Association, the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, an American dairy school, or even a state or national Holstein association, a dairy trade organization called the Wisconsin Dairyman’s Association was formed by some visionary leaders. This was the first-of-its-kind, Wisconsin-based dairy trade group. It gathered together a critical mass of like-minded people who ultimately gave rise to Wisconsin’s dairy industry. The year was 1872. The Wisconsin Dairyman’s Association was patterned after a fledging movement that was getting noticed in Jefferson County, Wis. The movement was orchestrated by a group of men who had the mutual idea of combating the depletion and erosion of soil resources brought about by a one-crop system of agriculture - wheat. These men met at the invitation of W. D. Hoard who founded the first dairymen’s association in Jefferson County. To say the least, the efforts proved quite successful as Jefferson County’s Dairyman Association was selling $600,000 worth of dairy cattle in 1908. Today, that $600,000 in cattle sales would be worth nearly $14 million. As this movement was taking place, W.D. Hoard was regularly giving dairy advice in a newspaper he founded one year earlier. Through the Wisconsin Dairyman’s Association, W.D. Hoard worked to secure a reduction in railroad freight rates and obtained the first refrigerator car ever to ship Wisconsin cheese to eastern markets in 1873. And with that small step, Wisconsin entered the cheese export business and never looked back. With Hoard’s constant nudging, the Wisconsin dairy industry took off. With the encouragement of his sons and fellow colleagues, W.D. Hoard launched Hoard’s Dairyman in 1885. By 1910, just 25 years after its launch, circulation had grown to 70,000 with copies going to China, Japan, South Africa, Russia, India, Australia, New Zealand, and all the countries of Europe. Today, issues are also printed in Japanese and Spanish. W.D. Hoard was elected the 16th governor of Wisconsin in 1888. And with his newfound leadership position, Hoard had a platform to give the dairy sector the support it needed. Here are just a few examples: In 1889, Hoard, through his publication, made and financed the first Cow Census, which evaluated returns to dairy farming, ever undertaken in the United States. It was forerunner of dairy herd improvement. In 1890, under Governor Hoard’s watch, dairying achieves academic recognition with the establishment of the first U.S. dairy school at the University of Wisconsin. In 1891, Hoard's Dairyman published first article on alfalfa. In what became a disagreement with the University of Wisconsin as to whether the crop could be grown in the Midwest, Hoard began conducting his own alfalfa research. To further his work, Hoard bought his own farm to prove the crop could be grown in Wisconsin. At the beginning of the project, there were fewer than 500 acres of the crop grown in the state. One decade later, due to Hoard’s investigations and reporting, there were 23,000 acres grown. Eventually Wisconsin’s Dean Henry agreed with Hoard. The Dean hired an alfalfa-minded agronomist in 1907. Today, alfalfa is now the greatest forage producing plant in the United States. And Hoard is credited as “the father of alfalfa culture.” That farm and the initial research conducted there led the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to name the Hoard's Dairyman Farm to “National Register of Historic Places.” Never one to shy away from a battle, Hoard began promotion of tuberculosis eradication in 1895. It was a bitter campaign that lasted for 45 years. The struggle cost Hoard thousands of cancelled subscriptions and lost revenue as his magazine battled almost alone in early years to free herds from heavy health losses and protect the consuming public from the milk-borne tuberculosis. A constant proponent of education, W.D. Hoard was appointed to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents in 1908 and was immediately selected to serve as Regent president. In 1909, W. D. Hoard prodded the University of Wisconsin to formally recognize farmers in public tribute. Honored were men and women who had “stimulated progress, dispelled ignorance, and added greatly to the uplift of the farming class.” It was the first university in North America to bestow such recognition to farmers. Hoard also spent time as Wisconsin’s unofficial dairy lobbyist in

Washington D.C. His efforts paid off in 1917 when herd test, proven sire, and the brood cow research program took shape at USDA. Another lobbying effort championed by Hoard caused the federal government to pass a tax against butter substitutes. It has been 94 years since W.D. Hoard passed away. However, his legacy is as strong as ever. Hoard’s Dairyman circulates around the globe. The Wisconsin dairy industry thought a great deal of W.D. Hoard. Four years after his death, a statue of William Dempster Hoard - the “Father of Modern Dairying” - was unveiled on February 3, 1922. The statue was created by a famous sculptor - Gutzon Borglum, designer of the Mount Rushmore Memorial. The monument and statue cost $16,000; much of that money was supplied by dairy farmers who donated a dollar each to the Hoard Testimonial Fund. More than 8,000 people attended the dedication ceremony on the University of Wisconsin campus, and the event marked the 50th anniversary of the Wisconsin Dairymen’s Association.

Cow - Jan-Com Fond Matt Matilda EX-97 Jan-Com Fond Matt Matilda, EX-97, first caught the eye of David Bachmann Sr. at World Dairy Expo as a 4-year-old and he purchased her for his son, David Jr., in December 1974. At that time, she was EX-90 and over the next few years her score was steadily increased until she became the 14th cow in Holstein history to score 97 points. Her best record at 10-10 in 365 days on 3x milking was 35,630 3.9% 1391F. She had a lifetime production of 243,580M 3.6% 8775F. In 1975, Matilda beacme the focal point of the Pinehurst show herd, a position she held for the following eight years. Matilda, and later her offspring, had great success at the shows. Matilda herself won at five national shows and her progeny accounted for eight other class wins at national shows. She was the Junior All-American Aged Cow in 1977. Matilda had four classified progeny, all Excellent. They included two All-Americans, a highly proven AI sire and two 1000 lb. fat producing daughters. Her son, Pinehurst Blueprint EX-96, was the All-American Aged Bull in 1981 and was exported to Japan that same year. Her most well-known daughter, Pinehurst Precious EX-95 4E GMD, was the All-American 5 Year Old in 1982, Reserve AllAmerican in 1979, 1980 and 1981 and won at national shows seven times. Precious had seven Excellent or Very Good offspring. Jan-Com Fond Matt Matilda has over 60 Excellent descendants to date, with one cow developing a pedigree of 10 generations of Excellent. There have also been All-Americans in both Black & White and Red & Whites. With the successful Pinehurst Sales held over the past decades, Matilda has descendants all over the world.

Bull - Lockway Sovereign Lucifer Lad Lockway Sovereign Lucifer Lad, VG-88 GM, was born December 18, 1958, in the herd of H. Wayne Locke in Mercersburg, PA. Lucifer Lad was out of Eva Lockhaven Sovereign VG-85 GMD and sired by Texal Lockhaven Lucifer VG-85 GM. He was acquired by Midwest Breeders Cooperative, which became part of what is now Genex/CRI, and was marketed from 1964 through 1978. His production proof included 8,174 daughters. Unfortunately, he pre-dated computers and efforts to find his bull file were unsuccessful to determine how many units of semen he sold. The Lucifer Lad daughters were profitable, blue-collar kind of cows. Although he didn’t produce a lot of show winners, Lucifer Lad daughters were often Lot #1 in catalogs for consignment and dispersal sales. One of his most recognizable daughters, at least here in Wisconsin, was St. Croixco Lad Nina EX-94 GMD, owned by Allen Rippchen of Ripvalley Holsteins. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012-15

Adult Convention Silent Auctions Thank you to the following people who supported the Board Spouse Dessert Auction & Scholarship Silent Auction at the Adult Convention. A total of $2178 was raised for the Scholarship Fund. Marci Walker Amanda Killian Todd Borgwardt John Turgasen Sarah Loehr Brenda Long Janet Nehls Carson Faukna Roxanne Case

Bubba Auer Krista Knigge Ke-Jo, C McCullough, Ryan & T Nelson Joe Casper Doug Hodorff John Judd Dan Cnossen Matt Lippert Brian Herr Kim Voights Paula Solberg Gene Nehls Brandy Westphal Jim & Kelly Rickert Brian Fust Kathy Traynor Doug Wallerman

Special thank you to Paul Buhr and Marty Kinyon and to all the syndicate members that were contending bidders for their bids on the special auction of Corey Geiger’s work day.

2011 Top Performer Winners Junior Two Year Old

Senior Three Year Old

Lars-Acres Felices Frilly-ET VG-86 2-01 305 40,513 1981F 1203P 5398 pts. Aaron & John Hass, Evansville award by Alpha Genetics & NASCO

Ever-Green-View Lots-Red-ET VG-88 3-10 305 37,651 1729F 1106P 5029 pts. Tom Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo award by Alpha Genetics & WLIC

Senior Two Year Old

Four Year Old

Jenny-Lou Shottle 2244 VG-85 2-11 297 35,896 1375F 1003P 4526 pts. Louis Breunig, Mystic Valley Dairy LLC, Sauk City award by Alpha Genetics & Case IH

Hazel-Bush Flap Flower EX-92 4-05 305 49,109 2042F 1436P 6916 pts. Beth Nelson, Blair award by Alpha Genetics & Holstein World

Junior Three Year Old

Five Year Olds

Wilstar Shottle Dreamy-ET EX-90 3-05 305 41,036 2502F 1191P 5959 pts. Andy & Jeff Brantmeier, Hilrose Holsteins, Sherwood award by Alpha Genetics & Hoard’s Dairyman

Lars-Acres Felices Frilly-ET

Budjon-JK Durham Embrace EX-95 5-10 305 43,109 1959F 1357P 6871 pts. Cull & Kietzman, Elegance Futures, Lomira award by Alpha Genetics & East Central Select Sires

Wilstar Shottle Dreamy-ET

Budjon-JK Durham Embrace 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012

2011 HIGH Top Performer Six to Nine Year Olds Spruce-Edge Outside Tana EX-94 7-04 305 48,047 1946F 1456P 6921 pts. Siemers Holstein Farm Inc., Newton award by St. Joe’s Implement & Alpha Genetics

10 Years & Older Ran-Rose Shelly Outside EX-94 10-06 305 32,737 1520F 875P 5836 pts. Sunnyside Dairy Farms LLC, Valders award by Alpha Genetics & Initial Design

Hazel-Bush Flap Flower

Spruce-Edge Outside Tana

THE 45TH OUTAGAMIE CO. SPRING SALE Friday, April 27th, 7:30 p.m., Seymour Fairgrounds, Seymour, WI

PALTZER-RK LJ CRISPIES-ET EX-92 3-03 2x 365 28,002 4.0 1110 3.1 863 Intermediate Champ, District 7 2007 Crispies sells! Dam is EX-92 4E, Res. All-WI 2000 with over 200,000 lifetime. 7 generations VG or EX. Crispies is one of the BEST cows to sell this spring & she sells as Lot 1! Paltzer/Krohlow

VANDYK-K DUNDEE PROMISE EX-90 3-05 2x 305 25,520 3.7 937 3.0 765 Promise’s showy Goldwyn sells fresh! She was Junior Champion of the Junior Show & Reserve Junior Champion of the Open Show at District 5 2010! Granddam EX-92 2E Rubens then full sister to Paradise EX-96, EX & EX-94 2E. Frozene

BKB AMANDA-ET EX-92 4-03 3x 365 41,480 5.0 2082 3.3 1357

HILROSE GOLDWYN TEXAS VG-87 3-04 2x 365 38,780 3.6 1401 2.9 1128


Amanda’s *RC polled Lawn-Boy granddaughter sells fresh & already milking 100 lbs.! Dam VG-88 Sept. Storm, 3rd dam the one & only Alicia EX-97 3E. Also selling is the Lawn-Boy’s RED 12/11 Destry calf! Jeff Jauquet

Texas sells fresh! She already has embryos exported. Dam VG-87 Shottle with 36,500 1650F & 1075P, then EX Durham. High lifetime production family. Hilrose

This very correct Senior 2 Year Old sells! Dam VG-89 with 30,000 1300F then EX-93 3E GMD with 212,908 lifetime. Briccow’s Cowtown

FOUR-OF-A-KIND ROY REBA EX-93 2E 4-01 2x 365 34,800 3.7 1290 3.1 1087 Grand Champion, District 4 2007

RAGNAR ALLEN CAMRY EX-92 4-03 2x 365 30,157 3.7 1111 3.1 926


From one of the best cow families in the state sells a framey 6/11 Alexander. Dam VG-86 Fortune with over 1000F at 2Y, maternal sister to Camry. Granddam EX-90 3E GMD Cousteau with 263,000 lifetime to date then EX-93 Linjet Callie with 243,410 lifetime. Ragnar

From Donna sells a fancy Fever fall calf! Granddam Chief Adeen EX-94 2E DOM! Full-Tilt Also selling from Adeen family is a special Aftershock spring yearling. Dam VG-87 Pronto, EX-93 Durham, EX-91 and EX-94 Adeen & EX-94 Ada. Milksource

MOONDALE MARK POPPY EX-94 5E 5-01 2x 365 28,290 3.7 1042 3.1 864


A VG-86 at 2Y Affirmed sells fresh! Dam EX Charles, then Poppy with 323,000 lifetime, EX-91 4E with 249,000 lifetime, EX-94 3E with 133,000 lifetime. What a great cow family! Craig & Marlene Krohlow

An impressive VG-85 at 2Y Linjet daughter of Katlin sells fresh! Granddam VG-86 Emory with 150,000 lifetime, then EX Jackpot. Dave & Jamie Owen

A really nice uddered Million sells fresh from Reba’s VG 2Y Finley sister! Granddam EX-92 3E GMD Emory with 38,380 1600F 1111P. Seven generations of VG or EX. Also selling a 3/3/12 Kilobyte from the Million. Four-of-a-Kind Partners

GATEWAY-ACRES CC CHARM EX-93 2E 5-01 2x 364 32,350 3.4 1099 3.2 1041


A super stylish Alexander summer yearling sells! Her Durham dam went VG at 2Y, then Charm. Potential 8th generation EX! Bob Letter

A sweet 12/11 Shaquille calf sells! Dam VG-86 with over 29,000 & 1000F, Julieanna, then VG-88 with over 40,000. This cow family makes the special kind. Preder/Bohnhoff

5-06 2x 365 35,750 3.4 1213 3.0 1073

2-05 2x 365 23,970 4.7 1115 3.3 794

6-03 2x 330 29,960 3.1 931 2.8 853

68 lots sell from some of Wisconsin’s FINEST herds: 40 fresh cows, 5 springers, 20 show-age heifers including 4 Red & Whites 3 Embryo lots sell: • 5 #1 sexed Sanchez embryos. Dam is VG-86 2Y Pronto, then EX Durham, EX-96 Stormatic then Ashlyn! Skylar Buman • 5 #1 Damion embroys. Dam EX Gibson, then EX-95 Embrace, EX-95 Electra, and Elegance. Potential 9th gen. EX! Paltzer/Krohlow • 3 #1 Advent embryos. Full sister EX-92 Nom. Junior All-American. Dam EX with 3 EX maternal sisters then EX-91 high lifetime production family. Claude Court Sale Sponsored by:

FOR CATALOGS CONTACT: Sale Chairman, Tim Voight - 920-209-9372, e-mail: Catalog will be available online at

Holstein Breeders

SALE STAFF: Lynn Harbaugh, 920-420-1524 Jay Jauquet, 608-279-3222 Kevin Jorgensen, 920-210-3992 Mike Rohloff, 715-853-9099 Darrell Worden, 715-571-0833 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012-17

WHA’s Great Holstein Treasure Quest 2012 Calf Entries


All-World Show Fever Born 10-3-11, Reg. #141639606 Sire: Crackholm Fever-ET Dam: Starmark Shottle Rose-ET 2nd Dam: Rosedale-L SS Rose-Red-ET VG-88 4-05 2x 365 35,960 4.0 1443 2.9 1030 3rd Dam: Lavender Ruby Redrose-Red EX-96 2E 7-04 2x 365 52,104 4.9 2576 3.4 1752 2011 Wisconsin Cow of the Year Owner: Kinyon, Stanek & O’Keefe, Fall Creek



Born 3-24-11, Reg. #69966923 Sire: Crackholm Fever-ET Dam: Crest-View-Acres Sahara-ET VG-87 VG-MS 3-00 2x 302 22,871 3.7 853 3.0 678 inc. 2nd Dam: Stripes Finley Senora EX-92 2E DOM 5-00 2x 365 38,100 3.5 1332 2.8 1057 Next Dams: VG-87 Mtoto, EX-91 Rudolph Stripes, then 6 more EX dams back from the Saturday family Owner: Steve Holte, Westby


Stripes Finley Senora EX-92 2E DOM


Born 9-5-11, Reg. #70543906 Sire: Regancrest S Braxton-ET Dam: Rosedale Go for Gin-ET EX-90 2-01 2x 365 26,290 4.1 1089 3.3 855 2nd Dam: Rosedale Lexi-ET VG-89 EX-MS 2-02 365 26,800 5.1 1356 2.9 787 3rd Dam: EX-93 Lea-Ann 4th Dam: EX-96 3E Blackrose Owner: L & S Harbaugh & K & S Loehr, Marion

Bella-View Shot of Gin, maternal sister to Bella-Ridge Go for Broke-ET

Starmark Shottle Rose-ET

Crest-View-Acres Sarah

Bella-Ridge Go for Broke-ET

Heritage-E Debbies Dora-ET Born 6-4-11, Reg. #141425906 Sire: Duckett-SA Federal-ET Dam: KY-Blue GW Debbie-ET VG-88 VG-MS 2-00 2x 197 13,120 3.3 432 2.9 382 inc. 2nd Dam: BVK Outside Diana-ET EX-92 2E DOM 5-01 2x 365 31,920 3.5 1129 3.1 974 3rd Dam: EX-94 DOM Chief Adeen 4th Dam: EX-94 DOM Starbuck Ada Owner: Sarbacker & Evangelo, Fitchburg

KY-Blue GW Debbie-ET VG-88

Lyn-Vale BM Raynell-Red-ET Born 9-1-11, Reg. #70878719 Sire: West Port Bookman-Red Dam: Castleholm Regina-Red-ET VG-88 VG-MS 2-06 2x 365 33,500 4.7 1588 2.9 955 2nd Dam: Astrahoe RM Rosa Rae-Lyn-ET EX-90 VG-MS 4-11 3x 365 59,210 4.1 2446 2.8 1659 3rd Dam: Pinehurst Royal Rosa-ET EX-91 2E Owner: William Schultz III, Waldo Castleholm Regina-Red-ET VG-88

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WHA’s Great Holstein Treasure Quest 2012 Calf Entries


Meyervilla B Safari Rae-ET Born 9-2-11, Reg. #141648974 Sire: Regancrest S Braxton-ET Dam: KM&EW Goldwyn Sun Rae-ET VG-88 2-05 2x 305 29,010 3.7 1059 3.2 925 2nd Dam: Scientific Sweetie Rae-ET EX-92 2E 3-11 2x 365 28,020 4.2 1189 3.3 924 Next Dams: EX-90, 3E-96, EX-94, EX-90, EX-97, EX-90 Owner: Tyler Meyer, Darien


Mill-Wheel Durham Crowne-ET Born 3-11-11, Reg. #141301235 Sire: Regancrest Elton Durham-ET Dam: Mill-Wheel Linjet Chloe EX-94 2E 6-08 2x 365 41,320 4.7 1950 3.0 1252 2nd Dam: Lee-Knolls Lee Caroline EX-91 2E 6-03 2x 365 40,041 3.6 1538 2.8 1194 Owner: Kelly Lee, Johnson Creek

Mill-Wheel Linjet Chloe EX-94 2E KM&EW Goldwyn Sun Rae-ET VG-88


Ms Wet Destry Adair-Red-ET Born 3-2-11, Reg. #69507502 Sire: Scientific Destry-ET Dam: West Port Arron Doon A-Red-ET VG-85 Can 3-03 2x 365 34,643 3.0 1041 3.3 1129 2nd Dam: Scientific Cherry Rae-Red VG-86 Can 6-05 2x 365 36,303 4.8 1739 3.7 1336 Next Dams: EX-90, 3E-96, EX-94, EX-90, EX-97, EX-90 Owner: Honeycrest Farms Inc., Spring Valley


Ryan-Vu Sid Sympathy Born 9-2-11, Reg. #141544999 Sire: Pine-Tree Sid-ET Dam: Ryan-Vu Advent Static-ET VG-85 VG-MS 2-04 2x 186 12,449 3.8 472 3.1 380 inc. 2nd Dam: Marah-Delight Style-ET EX-92 2E 6-03 2x 365 34,790 4.4 1522 3.2 1107 3rd Dam: Indianhead Stardancer-ET EX-94 4th Dam: Stookey Elm Park Blackrose-ET EX-96 3E Owner: Chad & Mark Ryan, Fond du Lac

West Port Arron Doon A-Red-ET Marah-Delight Style-ET EX-92 2E


Sky-M Aftershock Impressive Born 12-6-11, registration pending Sire: Ms Atlees Sht Aftershock-ET Dam: Briccows Goldwyn Indiana-ET VG-87 VG-MS 2-01 2x 365 26,870 4.3 1164 3.3 887 2nd Dam: Briccows Independence-ET EX-92 3E 5-08 2x 365 26,200 4.9 1278 3.1 823 3rd Dam: Lela-Roha Pre Invite-ET EX-91 2E Owner: Riley Bricco, Marion Briccows Independence-ET EX-92 3E

Each of these calves has the chance to be chosen in the 2012 WHA Treasure Quest, sponsored by the Wisconsin Holstein Association. Tickets can be purchased for $100 each - the winning ticket gets a brand new heifer calf and the winning breeder a $7500 check! For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact a WHA Board of Director, member of the BIMP Committee, or the office at 1-800-2234269. The winner will be drawn at the Midwest National Spring Show, April 21, in Jefferson, WI. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012-19

BUCKHORN-ACRES S RAE-RED-ET VG-86 2-03 2x 355 19,183 3.8 751 Rae, sired by Sept. Storm, has a fresh two-year-old daughter by Advent, two bred heifers by Destry and six daughters by Man-o-Man. The first four tested all carry the red factor, including Jenniton MOM Yvette-ET with a GTPI +2089. Her dam: Sellcrest T Roseanne-Red-ET EX-93 2E GMD DOM 6-02 2x 365 40,340 4.7 1880 3.4 1387 ~ Maternal sister to Sellcrest No Rachel-Red EX-94 3E GMD

Granddam: Clover-Mist Regina-Red-ET EX-92 2E DOM 6-01 2x 365 32,320 4.2 1359 3.6 1157

3rd Dam: Augys Rose Regal-Red-ET EX-90 2E EX-MS 4th Dam: D-R-A August EX-96 4E DOM 5th Dam: D-R-A Ideal Precious Leader EX-90 2E 6th Dam: D-R-A Princess Lad Leader EX-90 3E

JENNITON REGISTERED HOLSTEINS LLC Kyle, Ted & Marcia Thompson 3861 Thompson Rd., Barneveld, WI 53507 • Ted cell: 608-574-7072 • Kyle cell: 608-574-9182 20–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012

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With a line-up like this, we’re excited about 2012!

Vande Shot Tiffany-Red-ET GTPI +1781

Nordic-Ridge Rudy Sheena EX-92 EEEEE 2-10 2x 337 25,320 3.3 843 3.0 769 3-11 2x 361 26,980 3.1 842 3.1 826

The Amundsons 9385 Cty. JJ, Mt. Hope, WI Farm: (608) 988-4376 • Mitch: (608) 732-1641 Kurt: (608) 412-1841 • Deon: (608) 732-6322

Dam: Vande Mutant Logan-Red VG-87 2-03 2x 365 24,964 4.1 1024 3.3 812 4-04 2x 158 15,734 3.7 584 2.9 453 inc. Granddam: Voight-Acres Linda VG-88 Tiffany is looking great and is due the end of March, carrying a Gold Chip heifer. Tiffany also has her first calves on the ground - three Red & White Guthrie heifers. One of these, Treasure, was genomic tested at +1962 GTPI. Look for Tiffany and her daughters at the shows this summer. Inquiries are welcome.

Jas-K Holsteins Jason Kearns

21542 Thistle Lane, Gays Mills, WI 54631 Home: 608-734-3416 | Cell: 608-306-2201 | E-mail:

Join Us!

The 5th Annual WHA Young Adult Milwaukee Brewer Outing

Sunday, May 20, 2012 • 1:10 p.m. • Brewers vs. Twins Join Wisconsin Holstein’s young adults ages 22-45 for a day at the ball game! For $35, 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!

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MOORCLOSE LINJET WHITNEY EX-93 3E Lifetime at 11-01: 242,700 3.7 8959 3.1 7450 Her “genes” always look great! Whitney may have left the farm, but like your favorite “genes”, you want to keep them around FOREVER.


EX-93 2E


EX-92 2E

Lifetime at 10-00: 209,874 7277 6695

Lifetime at 9-00: 183,863 6762 5374

~ Currently being flushed to Goldsun & milking 144 lbs./day

~ Due 8/23 to Goldsun

More Daughters


• Moorclose Affirmed Wiggles VG-87 • Moorclose Gold Wyoming VG-88 • Moorclose Laramie Wyn GP-82

• Moorclose Damion Winter • Moorclose Dundee Willa VG-87 • Moorclose Fever Wonder • Moorclose Pronto Wish GP-84 • Moorclose Attic Windy • Moorclose Lightnin Wiamina • Moorclose Sanchez Waverly • Moorclose Sanchez Wanda • Moorclose Lightning Wii • Moorclose Sid Winnie


MOORCLOSE HOLSTEINS RHA: 29,806 1059F 942P BAA: 108.6%

Bill & Kelle Calvert Family 6038 County J, Cuba City, WI 53807 608-759-2080 • wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012-23

District 3 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The May issue will feature District 10 Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Sheboygan & Winnebago counties.

Crawford County 2011 Adult Membership: 33; Jr. Membership: 19 Adult Association officers - President: Randy Moret; Vice President: Terry Steger; Secretary: Kayla Moret; Treasurer: Tom Kearns; Membership: Marsha Ellefson; Sale Chairs: Greg Moret & Dave Fischer; Jr Advisor: Char Steger.

Grant County 2011 Adult Membership: 87; Jr. Membership: 18 Adult Association officers - President: Andy Buttles; Vice President: Steve Mergen; Secretary: Dan Steffensmeier; Treasurer: Kim Esser; Directors: John Hamilton; Jr Advisor: Suzie Jackson. Junior Association officers - President: Becky Steffensmeier; Vice President: Andrea Pagenkopf; Secretary: Charlie Hamilton; Treasurer: Abriana Errthum; Directors: Cordt Esser, CJ Moore, Andraya Errthum. The Grant County Holstein Breeders held their annual banquet in December. Mike Hahn was presented with the Service Award for his many years of serving as the open show superintendant at the Grant County Fair. The association also gave out it’s second annual scholarship to a junior member, with this year’s scholarship going to Becky Steffensmeier. Elected to the board of directors were Suzie Jackson and Dan Steffensmeier and officers were elected. The group will soon start plans on the District 3 show to be held in Lancaster this June and will be hosting the State Show in July 2013. The juniors enjoyed a successful convention at the end of December, with three dairy bowl teams competing and another two members on a joint rookie team with Lafayette County. Andrea Pagenkopf received a DJM award and Charlie Hamilton received a YMR award. Several members also earned awards in the contest room contests, the scrapbook placed second and the digital scrapbook placed first. Past junior advisor Laura Wackershauser was nominated by the juniors and was awarded with a WHY Friend award.

Iowa County 2011 Adult Membership: 67; Jr. Membership: 25 Adult Association officers - President: Jason James; Vice President: Mark Weier; Secretary/Treasurer: Jim Parish. Junior Association officers - President: Sean Brown; Vice President: Jessica James; Secretary: Carissa Tolzman; Reporter: Kennedy Stumpf; Jr Advisor: Angela Brown.

Lafayette County 2011 Adult Membership: 61; Jr. Membership: 27 Adult Association officers - President: Kim Voigts; Vice President: Mike VanSchyndle; Secretary: Stacy Balbach; Treasurer: Ryan Weigel; Directors: Kerry Gratz, Bill Calvert & Dean Kammes. Junior Association officers - President: Nicky Hilby; Vice President: Emily Reuter; Secretary/ Treasurer: Logan Voigts; Reporters: Maria Balbach, Hanna Reuter, Madison & McKenzie Calvert; Jr Advisor: Kelle Calvert. The Lafayette Holstein Breeders are working on planning an overnight tour of farms. A small but active group of juniors are planning a brat sale fundraiser, dairy promotion activities and will be helping at the June Dairy Breakfast.

Richland County 2011 Adult Membership: 35; Jr. Membership: 18 Adult Association officers - President: Jody Cornell; Vice President: Allen Rippchen; Secretary: Ryan Keller; Treasurer: Mark Turgasen; Director: Rachel Turgasen. Junior Association officers - President: Devin Kepler; Vice President: Cody Jump; Secretary: Sierra Lurvey; Treasurer: Heidi Solchenberger; Directors: Julie Eberle, Jacob Joseph, Grant Fremstad & Tyler Moore; Jr Advisor: Dana Kepler. 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012

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.

Gildale Holsteins, Hollandale, Iowa County Mark, Erik & Brenda Gilbertson RHA: 52 cows 2x 21,350 BAA: 109.6% Currently using: Fradon Redliner Toc-Farm Goldsun-ET Regancrest Dundee-ET Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood Scientific Destry-ET Erbacres Damion Pine-Tree Sid Ms Atlees Sht Aftershock-ET Rainyridge Perseus Regancrest S Braxton-ET

Hill-Ton Holsteins, Cuba City, Lafayette County John, Evie & Charlie Hamilton RHA: 65 cows 27,288 3.91 1068 2.95 806 Currently using: Gillette Windbrook Pine-Tree Sid Crackholm Fever Comestar Lauthority Erbacres Damion Gen-Mark Stmatic Sanchez Regancrest-GV S Bradnick Regancrest S Braxton-ET Klassic Big Time-ET Emmark Mammoth Hylite Barbwire-Red Mr Chassity Charlie Genervations Lexicon

BAA: 107.7%

AI & INDUSTRY NEWS RWDCA RWDCA Announces their 2012 Summer Intern Clinton, WI: The Red and White Dairy Cattle Association is excited to announce that their 2012 summer internship position was awarded to Kayla Wright of Watertown, Wisconsin. During the course of the summer, Kayla’s responisbilities will include assisting with registrations and transfers, publications and representing the RWDCA at various events. Kayla is the 20 year old daughter of Mark and Linda Wright. She was raised on her parents 300 acre farm where they are currently milking 100 head of Registered Holsteins. Her passion for the dairy industry began at an early age by working with her parents and younger sister, Nicole on the farm. Kayla received her first Registered Holstien when she was 5 years old and has purchased a few during her involvement in the industry. Kayla has been active in judging, and showing since she was 5 years old and continues her interest by attending district, state and national shows, sales, and being a leader to younger members in her county. In June, Kayla will be representing the dairy state by being a National Distinguished Junior Member Finalist. Kayla Wright is currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls majoring in Marketing Communications with an emphasis on Agriculture and a minor in Dairy Science. Her career goal is to promote and advertise the dairy industry through publications and continue raising and merchandising her registered cattle. She has been active on campus by being involved in Dairy Club, Agricultural Education Society, and Association of Women in Agriculture. Kayla has also been active in her county’s 4-H, FFA, and Junior Holstein Associations.

Vernon County Holstein Sale Saturday evening, May 5, 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 Touchdown from Renitas

1st Choice from Renitas

Fresh Fortune from 4 EX Dams

VG Dundee x GP Fortune Sell






5-07 2x 365 41,780 4.1 1696 3.3 1387 H.M. All-American Senior 2 Yr Old ’05 GP-83 Fortune from EX Goldwyn daughter of Rally, then 6 EX dams of Roxy dams. Also selling VG-86 Dundee from VG-88 full sister to Rally. Wide Open, Pfaff & Legendholm



fresh 3/1, milking 75 lbs. 1st test This Touchdown sells from VG-89 Sept. Storm with 27,471 3.6 988 3.0 833. Next dams: VG-88 Renita Ravel, EX-94 Renita Ranger, 2 more EX and 2 VG dams. Kevin & Jody Hoyer

2-02 2x 365 24,980 3.9 979 3.4 857 First Choice Durham or Redburst from Rein. Next dams: VG-88 Renita Ravel, EX-94 Renita Ranger, 2 more EX and 2 VG dams. Tim Johnson

5-03 3x 365 33,610 3.7 1243 3.2 1061 2nd Fall Yrlg., Mideast Fall Natl. ’06 Fresh Fortune sells from Lea. Next three dams EX. Bowers & Yager

VG Talent from 3 EX Dams

GP Dundee from 6 VG/EX Dams

Embryos from 10 VG/EX Dams

AltaRoss from Champagne Family






EX-91 2E

6-02 2x 365 36,940 4.8 1788 3.1 1149 Meg’s VG Talent with EX-MS sells. Next dams: EX-94 Special-Red, EX-94, VG-86, EX-91, 3 VG & 1 EX. Richard & Julie Vomastic

6-07 2x 365 26,680 3.6 973 2.9 768 Chea’s Dundee sells. Next dams: VG-89, 2 EX, VG-86, & 2 EX. Also selling: GP Mattison from 2 VG dams & fresh Phil G from 2 GP dams then back to same 2 EX cow family. Michael Hoyer

Durham from Elegance Family

Shottle from 5 EX Stripes



EX-90 3-04 2x 311 20,450 3.8 580 3.0 620 Selling 5 Goldsun embryos from Ambition. Next dams: VG-86 Amber, EX-91 Rud Amy and then 6 EX dams to Alicia. Petersheim

VG-86 GTPI +2080 Cameron’s +1923 GTPI AltaRoss yearling sells. Next dam VG-86 Lou sister to Cosmopolitan from EX Champagne. Next dams: EX-93, VG-85, VG-87. Matthew Johnson


EX-91 3E

EX-92 3E

6-07 3x 365 28,170 4.1 1151 3.1 867 Elisha’s GP-83 Durham due to Dempsey sells. Next dams: VG-85 Linjet, EX-96 Elegance & 4 more EX dams. Norrbom Farms LLC

6-00 2x 365 33,740 4.2 1401 3.2 1085 Life: 206,660 Selling GP 2Y Shottle daughter of Saatchi. Next dams: EX-91 Stripes & 5 more EX dams. Also selling GP Active daughter of EX Sweet, then VG Sophie & then Stripes. Steve Holte

Just part of the animals selling from deep pedigreed cow families. Sale sponsored by:

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• June Braxton from VG-87 Talent. Next dams: EX-91 Georgia & two VG dams. WALLERMAN • Fresh Beq Bolton from VG Outside, then two EX and a VG dam. PIERCE-VALE • Fresh Million from VG-86 Shottle. Next 5 dams VG & EX from family of Applouis Jet Stream. DICK PIECHOWSKI • O-Man fresh in January from six VG dams. JAMES SATTLER • First Choice Atwood from VG-89 Potter with 30,040 3.1 936. Next dams: GP-83, four VG, & three more EX dams. PARR • GP Goldwyn from five EX dams of Blackstar Jean family. WUBBENHORST • Fresh Sanchez from VG Charles, then 2 EX dams of Dan-Red family. Next dams: two VG, & five more EX. SCHMIDT • VG Baxter due in April from VG-86 Tenille. Next four dams EX from Tzeitel. HOLTE • Fresh Laurin from VG-88 daughter of EX-92 Moondale Joleen. Then three more EX & two VG dams. KINYON • GP Siemers Ace from VG-85 Gibson daughter of Jess Patsy, backed by three more EX & two VG dams. BORCHERT • +1841GTPI Active daughter of VG-87 Mascol Dodie. Next dams: VG-87 Dove, then two VG, EX, VG. WINDLE • Fresh Granger from GP Jordan-Red. Next five dams VG & then EX-90. GATES • December Lauthority from 2 EX dams of Angelina family. Backed by two VG, three EX & another VG dam. FOUR-OF-A-KIND • Fresh Moscow from GP Ramses from five EX generations of Vigo Royal Jewel family. GATES • Laurin due in April from GP Talent with 35,860. Next dams: EX-90, VG-88, EX-93, GP-83, VG-85, VG-86. KINYON • Sanchez due in April from EX-91 James. Next dams: VG-88, VG-89, VG-85, VG-88, EX-91, VG-86. KINYON wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012-25

SALE REPORTS Budjon-JK Get in the Game Sale - March 10 A large crowd filled the Great Northern Sales Arena on March 10, 2012 to witness one of the first Wisconsin spring sales of 2012. The Budjon-JK team hosted the Get in the Game Sale which featured 107 lots from Elegance Futures, Budjon Farms, Duckett Holsteins, St. Jacobs ABC, Peter Vail, Moondale Farm, Kinyon Holsteins, Stranshome, Hardwood Holsteins and Mike Deaver. The type was impressive and the pedigrees were filled with proven results from cow families that continually perform at top levels in and out of the barn! At day’s end the 107 lots averaged $3,636 with cattle going to New York, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Texas, Vermont, Utah, Wisconsin, Ontario, Quebec and Ireland. An added entry started the sale off with a bang when she was struck off at $23,000. Budjon-Vail Adv Dessert-ET *RC is just fresh but looks to be a very competitive junior two year old in 2012. She comes by this naturally as her full sister is the EX-94 Destiny-Red, the unanimous All-American 4 year old R&W in 2011 and Dessert’s dam is the 2005 International Holstein Show Grand Champion, Budjon Redmarker Desire *RC EX-96 3E. Gen-Com Holsteins, Ltd, Bon Conseil, Quebec placed the final bid on this exciting young cow consigned by Budjon Farms and Peter Vail. It was obvious that show fever is in full swing as the next three high sellers were all standout heifers that are ready to take on a good deal of competition! Jason Lloyd, Middleburgh, NY paid $9,000 to claim the big Atwood fall calf from a GP-84 VG-MS at 2-06 Laurin from the EX-95 Reserve All-American Embrace followed by Reserve All-American Electra EX-95 and Elegance EX-96. A beautiful, well balanced spring yearling by Sanchez also sold to Jason Lloyd for $8,700. Her dam is the EX-94 Goldwyn Escence who completes four generations of All-American nominees in milking form! The Sid fall calf from Escence commanded a final bid of $6,400 from Mapleisle Holsteins, Ireland. Another well grown Atwood sold for $8,500. This summer yearling is cut in the image of her huge mother, Rolling-Spring Embrace-ET EX-92. Next dam is the All-American nominee, Budjon-JK Dur Esquisite-ET EX-92, followed by Electra & Elegance and a total of eight Excellent dams. Lot 1, Budjon-JK Gold ElgomaET, a Goldwyn winter yearling from the EX-95 Durham Embrace sold for $7,400 to Dutcholm Holsteins & Brenland Holsteins, Elora, Ontario. The selection of Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI at $6,700 was the Sanchez winter yearling from the EX-92 Gold Dana Rae, an eighth generation Excellent Roxy. All of the above mentioned heifers were consigned by Elegance Futures. The Redmarker Desire daughters offered in the sale were an impressive group with the Red Camden fall calf, Budjon-Vail Deborah-Red-ET, claiming second high price for Desire daughters at $6,400. Consigned by Budjon Farms & Peter Vail, she sold to Rejean LeClerc, St. Isidore, Quebec. The cattle were expertly prepared for the sale by the professional fitting crew of Joel Kietzman, Nathan Thomas, Ryan Krohlow, Cody Schultz, Kyle Demmer, Jason Danhof, Kevin Doeberiener, Garrett Schmidt & Jason Whitford. Presenting the cattle in the ring were Brian Behnke, Lynn Harbaugh, Mandi Bue, Megan Herberg, Trevor Tuman, and Chandler & Calvin Bening. Chris Hill handled the gavel while Roger Turner made the pedigree announcements. Fielding bids were Mike Deaver, Ray LeBlanc, Perry Phend, Scott Courtney, Chad Ryan, Reid Stransky, Rick Bovre and Joel Phoenix. The sale was hosted by Budjon Farms and Joel Kietzman with Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. as managers.

Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale March 17 A Snowman fall calf consigned by Sandy-Valley Farms, Scandinavia, topped the 26th annual Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale at $5,000. Hosted by the Waupaca-Waushara Holstein Breeders Association, the sale took place March 17 at the Waupaca County Fairgrounds, Weyauwega. The sale averaged $1,936 on 45 lots. Jim Hoskins, De Pere, read pedigrees while Darrell Worden, Wausau, served as auctioneer. 26–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012

The top seller, Sandy-Valley Snowcam-ET, carries a GTPI of +2145, and is out of Shema Mac Camille-ET VG-86, who has several daughters with GTPIs over +2200. She was purchased by Michael Hughes, Pickett. Luke Erb, Shiocton, paid $4,300 for the second-high seller, Stone-Front Gold Pinto-ET, a July heifer consigned by Andrew and Lynette Buttles, Lancaster. The maternal sister to this heifer is the renowned Stone-Front Iron Pasta EX-96 2E, the Reserve Grand Champion of the International Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo in 2010. Pasta was the All-American 125,000-pound cow in both 2010 and 2011 and was also All-Canadian Mature Cow in 2011. Sandy-Valley Farms also consigned the third-high seller for $3,200 with Sandy-Valley Bokm Britny-ET, who carries a GTPI of +2038. Purchased by Debbie Garcia, Scandinavia, her dam is Regancrest G Beauty-ET, the #4 PTAT Cow of the breed since Dec. 2011. The next dam is the well-known Regancrest-PR Barbie-ET, the Honorable Mention Junior 3-year-old in 2004. Emily Bauer, Scandinavia, earned the $1,000 calf scholarship from the Waupaca-Waushara Holstein Breeders. She put that scholarship money toward the purchase of a calf, Pine-Tree B-D BKM Mindy-ET, consigned by Keith Nettekoven, Menasha. A semen auction prior to the sale netted over $2,000 to benefit the Waupaca-Waushara Junior Holstein Association. For the first-time ever, junior members of the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association were also offered the opportunity to take advantage of a 5 percent rebate toward the purchase of an animal.

Top Seller - pictured from left, are: Katie Bauer, representing Sandy-Valley Farms, Michael Hughes, Pickett, buyer and Tom Anderson, sale chairman. In the box are Jim Hoskens, (left), who read pedigrees and Darrell Worden, auctioneer. Emily Bauer earned a $1,000 calf scholarship from the Waupaca-Waushara Holstein Breeders. She put that scholarship toward the purchase of Pine-Tree B-D BKM Mindy-ET, consigned by Keith Nettekoven, Menasha. Bauer is holding her new purchase and is pictured with Tom Anderson, the sale chairman. In the box are Jim Hoskens (left) and Darrell Worden.

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Wisconsin-Bred Bulls Into A.I. ABS Global # Rosylane-LLC Frolic *TL TV TY sired by Badger-Bluff Fanny Freddie; dam is Rosylane-LLC Boliver 3999. Bred by Rosy-Lane Holsteins, Watertown. # Berryridge Super Idol-ET *TL TV TY sired by Charlesdale Superstition-ET; dam is Berryridge Shottle 1270-ET, classified EX-90. Bred by Randy & Steve Endres, Waunakee. # Broeks Defender-ET *TL TV TY sired by Badger-Bluff Fanny Freddie; dam is Ronelee Toysty Decidious-ET, classified VG-85. Bred by Thomas Kestell, Waldo. # BHM-Cookie Costa-ET *TL TV TY sired by Badger-Bluff Fanny Freddie; dam is BBVK Goldwyn Cookie-ET, classified VG-87. Bred by Cary Moser, Westby. # Straussdale G Electrify-ET *TL TV TY sired by Schillview Oman Gerard-ET; dam is Straussdale Planet Ella, classified VG-85 DOM. Bred by Bruce Strauss, Lake Mills. # Broeks Defeat-ET *TL TV TY sired by Badger-Bluff Fanny Freddie; dam is Ronelee Toysty Decidious-ET, classified VG-85. Bred by Thomas Kestell, Waldo. # 2nd-Look Freddie Pride-ET *TL TV TY sired by BadgerBluff Fanny Freddie; dam is Glenn-Ann Shottle Pepper-ET, classified EX-90 DOM. Bred by Second Look Holsteins LLC, Eden. # Gold-N-Oaks Mahlon-ET *TL TV TY sired by Ronelee Toystory Domain-ET; dam is Gold-N-Oaks Marcona1927-ET, classified VG-85. Bred by John Swenson, Barneveld. # Rosylane-LLC Trophy *TL TV TY sired by Lars-Ares Shot Trigger-ET; dam is Rosylane-LLC O Man 3995. Bred by RosyLane Holsteins, Watertown. # Ronland MM Julius-ET *TL TV TY sired by Long-Langs Oman Oman-ET; dam is Ronland Jackie Journey, classified VG-86. Bred by Ronland Hackmann, Manitowoc.

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# Ronland Manoman Jackpot-ET *TL TV TY sired by LongLangs Oman Oman-ET; dam is Ronland Jackie Journey, classified VG-86. Bred by Ronland Hackmann, Manitowoc. # GBM Rolinda Obsv Adrian-ET *TL TV TY sired by De-Su Observer-ET; dam is GBM Shottle Africa-ET, classified VG-87 DOM. Bred by Gregory & Kimberly Moret, Prairie du Chien. # Bomaz Nautical-ET *TL TV TY sired by Long-Langs Oman Oman-ET; dam is Bomaz Bret 4386-ET. Bred by Bomaz Farms, Hammond. # Rosylane-LLC Exotic *TL TV TY sired by Brigeen Russell; dam is Rosylane-LLC Boliver 3750. Bred by Rosy-Lane Holsteins, Watertown. # Echowood Parasol-ET *TL TV TY sired by Charlesdale Superstition-ET; dam is Echowood Party-ET, classified VG-86. Bred by Dennis & Cindy Begert, Neillsville. # Dewgood Musical-ET *TL TV TY sired by Macomber O-Man Bogart; dam is Dewgood Munnie, classified VG-87. Bred by Dean Good, Oconto. # True-Blue Tsunami-ET *TL TV TY sired by Lars-Acres Shot Trigger-ET; dam is True-Blue Jetstream 1781-ET, classified VG-85. Bred by Gerald & Kevin Ihm, Barneveld. # Mr Goldnoaks Messiah-ET *TL TV TY sired by BadgerBluff Fanny Freddie; dam is Gold-N-Oaks S Marbella-ET, classified VG-89 DOM. Bred by John Swenson, Barneveld. # Fustead Al Spitz-TW *TL TV sired by Mr Regelcreek Shot Al-ET; dam is Fustead Buckeye Shadow, classified VG-85. Bred by Brian Fust, Wausau. # Sure-View Starshine-ET *TL TV sired by Long-Langs Oman Oman-ET; dam is Shawnee Shottle Shiney-ET, classified EX-90. Bred by Douglas Schmitt, Hilbert.

Laura’s Holstein Letters Happy Spring my fellow dairy lovers! The end of winter is upon us and I know I’m grateful for this! Spring brings us green grass, flowers, birds - but more importantly, some amazing sales and of course the Midwest Spring Show! I hope all my fellow juniors who are planning on participating at the Spring Show have been busy getting their show animals ready and broke for this great show. I have been very busy with school as well as princess duties. In February, I traveled five hours up north to Cornell, Wis., where I talked with the classrooms of kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. These kids were a great time. They had so many

question all the way from, “How does blood get turned into milk?” to “Are you related to Jermichael Finley from the PACKERS?!” (I wish...) It made me happy to see how much these youth knew about the dairy cow just from what their teachers have informed them about. However, it also showed me how important it is to remind our youth that dairy needs to be in their everyday lives whether that’s a glass of milk, a slice of cheese or for the ones fortunate enough to have a dairy cow. So as you read this, I ask you to pour yourself a tall glass of milk and enjoy! While Anna was at the adult convention, I was an attendant to the American Dairy Science Association convention where I made great connection with other dairy enthusiasts out of Wisconsin, toured some outstanding farms and learned about the newest up and coming technology in our industry. We visited the home of Rocky Mountain Talent Licorice, Butlerview Farm along with River Valley Dairy where they had just installed the Lely robotic milking system. Both these facilities were more then impressive and I’m thankful I had the chance to tour their facilities! I’m looking forward to seeing you all at the Midwest Spring Show, until then take care! Laura Finley


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Young Dairy Leaders Institute Graduates Class 7! Brattleboro, Vt.: Another installment of the Holstein Foundation’s cornerstone program, Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI), has come and gone, with forty-two young adults from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Italy, completing the three-phase leadership and communication skills development program. The group met for their Phase III training February 29 through March 3 in Albuquerque, N.M. Building on the skills they learned during their first meeting last spring, along with what they have practiced and accomplished over the past twelve months, the class participated in workshops covering topics such as advanced media relations skills, conflict management, and the public policy process. “YDLI was truly was a life-changing experience for me,” said Andy Birch, YDLI graduate from Vermont. “It is good to know that there are so many talented and energetic young leaders in the dairy industry and I am sure the connections we made will help us for the rest of our lives.” Featured speakers on the “All-Star Leadership” roster included: • Joan Horbiak and David Pelzer, who presented “Media Spring Training,” focused on mastering interviews with the media and speaking with consumers • Pete Kappelman, YDLI Class 1 alum and current chairman of the Land O’Lakes board of directors, who delivered an inspiring message about accomplishing leadership objectives • Wes Jamison of Palm Beach Atlantic University, focused on conflict management and resolution, going from identifying your personal “conflict style” to crafting effective messaging to convey your point of view. Jamison also moderated a debate about the animal rights movement between Gene Baur, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, and Wesley J. Smith, a lawyer and pro-animal agriculture author, which was enlightening for all. • Bonnie Burr, YDLI Class 1 alum, led a session on understanding public policy and gave participants hands-on experience with the governmental process. • Ty Bennett was the closing keynote speaker, who hit a home run with his talk about the “Power of Influence.” His message left the class inspired and feeling empowered to continue their leadership journey and have a lasting influence on those they interact with. Another highlight of the conference was each class member reporting on their personal advocacy projects and presentations made in their home communities during Phase II, which has taken place over the past year. Through their combined efforts, the class reached thousands of consumers, spreading dairy’s positive message. Katie Hohmann, of Illinois, educated people about the benefits of chocolate milk as a recovery drink, working with her local YMCA and a running club. Bryce Bonow, Minnesota, put together a dairy activity day for school-age children, taking them through several stations that covered various aspects of life on a farm, and getting them excited about the dairy industry. The five Canadian YDLI participants, recognizing a need for a consumer-oriented online dairy resource in their country, joined together to create the Canadian Dairy Advocacy Group (CDAG) web site, where they regularly blog about dairyrelated information, geared towards the general public. These are just a few examples of the wide range of projects that class members planned and executed. The Holstein Foundation and Young Dairy Leaders Institute participants would like to sincerely thank the many gracious sponsors who made the experience possible. Institute Leaders include Allflex USA, Inc.; Cargill, Inc.; Dairy Management, Inc.; Elanco Animal Health; Farm Credit System Foundation; Hoard’s Dairyman; Holstein Association USA, Inc.; and the Northeast Agricultural Education Foundation. Institute Supporter sponsors are CHS Foundation; Dairy Business Communications; Dairy Farmers of America; Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement; GEA Farm Technologies; Land O’Lakes Foundation; Pfizer Animal Genetics. Institute Friends include Animal Health International; Robert L. Cain Memorial Fund; Center for Dairy Excellence; COBA Select Sires; Cooperative Resources International; Dean Foods Company; Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc.; International Food Information Council; KeyBank; Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.; Select Sires Canada, 30–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012

Inc.; Select Sires, Inc.; U.S. Dairy Export Council. For more information about YDLI or other Holstein Foundation programs, visit With questions, or to request information about being a part of the next class of YDLI, contact Jodi Hoynoski, Holstein Foundation programs manager, at 800.952.5200, ext. 4261, or

YDLI Class 7 members from Wisconsin Molly Bliss, Prairie du Chien Sara Byl, Cushing Katie Davis, Wisconsin Dells Tracy Nelson, Ellsworth Morgan Welper, Shawano

Nicole Breunig, Oregon Stephanie Cannon, Greenleaf Beth Heinze, Portage Lucas Sjostrom, Lake Mills

National Dairy Shrine Scholarship Applications due April 15 The National Dairy Shrine is again looking for applications for its annual scholarship program. Applications must be completed by April 15. Official scholarship application award forms are available on the NDS web site, under scholarships. The National Dairy Student Recognition Program recognizes and rewards graduating seniors planning a career related to dairy production. There will be a $2,000 cash award given to the winner, a $1,500 reward for second place, and three to seven $1000 cash awards depending on the number and quality of applicants. The National Dairy Shrine/Dairy Management, Inc. (DMI) Milk Marketing Scholarships are available to encourage students to pursue careers in the marketing of dairy products. The winner receives a $1500 scholarship while the other winners receive $1000 scholarships. Five to eight winners are recognized annually. DMI provides scholarship dollars for scholarship and several other NDS scholarships. The Kildee Scholarships are offered in two categories. Graduate study applicants may include the top 25 All-American contestants in one of the past three National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Contests plus the Platinum winners in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge National contests and these students are eligible to apply for two $3000 scholarships. Undergraduate students may apply in their junior or senior year of college for one $2000 Kildee Undergraduate scholarship. Applicants for this scholarship must have been one of the top 25 contestants at the National 4-H or FFA Dairy Judging Contests. Two NDS/McCullough scholarships of $2500 and $1,000 are awarded annually to high school seniors intending to enter a four year college or university and major in: Dairy/Animal Science with a Communications emphasis or Agriculture Journalism with a Dairy/ Animal Science emphasis. There will be one NDS/Iager Dairy Scholarship awarded in the amount of $1,000 to a second year college student in a two-year agricultural college. This scholarship is sponsored from a fund created by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Iager of Fulton, Maryland. There will be one NDS/Core Dairy Scholarship awarded in the amount of $1,000 to a freshman college student in a four year agricultural college. This scholarship is sponsored from a fund created in honor of Maurice E. Core long-time industry leader and past Executive Director of National Dairy Shrine. There are four NDS/Klussendorf scholarships given in the amount of $1,500 to students in their first, second, or third year at a two or four year college or university. Applicants need to major in Dairy or Animal Science with intentions to enter the dairy cattle field. There are three NDS/McKown scholarships given in the amount of $1,500 to students in their first, second, or third year at a two or four year college or university. Applicants need to major in Dairy or Animal Science with intentions to enter the dairy cattle field. If you would like to apply for any of these scholarships, please visit the NDS website at to download the applications. If you have any questions, please contact the NDS office at Winners of these awards will be announced in this summer, with the presentation of awards to be held at the annual NDS awards banquet in Madison, Wisconsin on Thursday, October 4, 2012.

Wisconsin’s 2011 All-Americans Fall Yearling in Milk AA

Garay Alexander Destiny, Mike & Julie Duckett and Frank & Jane Phillipson, Rudolph

Junior 2 Year Old AA RES Nom Nom

Fischerdale Damion Reality, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona Arethusa Talent Vanya-ET, Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac Krull Gold Excuses-ET, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills Paradise-D Shotl Powder, Andrea Pagenkopf, Lancaster

Junior 2 Year Old

Senior 2 Year Old

HHM Rosedale Gold-Mine-ET, Rosedale Genetics Ltd., Oxford


Senior 2 Year Old


HHM Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma


Junior 3 Year Old RES

Rosedale Lexington-ET, Rosedale Genetics Ltd., Oxford

Senior 3 Year Old AA Nom

Brainwave Dundee Leasure-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma Cavanaleck BG Scarlett, Siemers Holsteins, Newton

4 Year Old Nom Nom

Brainwave Goldwyn Lauramie-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna Budjon-JK Emilys Edair-ET, Budjon Farms & Joel Kietzman, Lomira

5 Year Old Nom

Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Cleveland

Aged Cow RES Nom

Vangoh Durham Treasure, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph Stone-Front Advent Laverne, Mike & Julie Duckett and Shane Nodolf, Rudolph

125,000 lb. Cow AA Nom

Stone-Front Iron Pasta, Mike & Julie Duckett and George Kasbergen, Rudolph Oakvale Durham Echo, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph

Senior Best 3 Females Nom

Siemers Holsteins, Newton

2011 Junior All-Americans Spring Calf Nom

Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma Siemers Goldwyn Galaxy-ET, Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers, Newton Siemers Goldwyn Happy-ET, Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers, Newton

Junior 3 Year Old RES

2nd-Look Redliner 6445, Kayli & Kalista Hodorff and Kyle Natzke, Eden HHM Mar-Linda-K Affirm Raelynn, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma

Senior 3 Year Old RES Nom

Laumax Final Cut Tamia-ET, Jordan Siemers, Newton Courla Advent Pansy, Alex Court, Seymour

4 Year Old RES

Willows-Edge Advent Malika, Jordan Van Dyk, New Richmond HHM Raggi Durham Tobi-ET, Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac Nom Rokeyroad Strmatic Kitty-ET, Crystal Siemers-Peterman & Jordan Siemers, Cleveland Nom Diamond-Vu Durham Bev, Josh Butler, Watertown

5 Year Old AA RES

Krull Dundee Ellory-ET, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Cleveland

Aged Cow RES Nom

Willows-Edge Dur Michelle-ET, Jordan Van Dyk, New Richmond Too-Keen Merchant Abigail, Danielle Brown, Dodgeville

125,000 lb. Cow AA RES Nom

Siemers Dundee Hilda 8669-ET, Jordan Siemers, Cleveland Budjon-JK Edge of Reason, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma B-Long Brown Sugar-ET, Bret Long, New London

Crestbrooke Gap Thumper-ET, Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac

Winter Calf Nom

Siemers Dundee Goldn-One-ET, Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers, Newton

Fall Calf Nom

Ms L-Maples-BO SG Durham 46, Justin & Jenna Langer, DeForest

Summer Yearling HHM Meyervilla Goldwyn Clina-ET, Tyler Meyer, Darien

Spring Yearling AA Brookhill Attic Devestation, Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac HHM Ms Kalinas Jasper Karlina, Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers, Newton Nom BVK Atwood Abilene-ET, Mike & Megan Moede, Algoma

Winter Yearling AA Nom Nom

Mill-Wheel Jasper Petri, Laura Finley, Lake Mills Dithmarsia Dunde Cinderella, Jordan & Jenna Olson, Edgerton Ms Nabholtz Lgndhlm Aqua-ET, Paige & Hannah Nelson, Ellsworth

Fall Yearling HHM Ms Duckett Durham Beauty-ET, Calep DeWitt, Clinton Nom Ryan-Crest Sanz Extacy-ET, Kyle Natzke & Dylan Ryan, Fond du Lac

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2012 Junior Trip Report Wide Open Acres by Brooks Hendrickson & Elizabeth Sarbacker Our first stop on the trip was Wide Open Acres, home of Charlie & Katie Bue, located in Alma Center. The farm was established in 2001. They concentrate on cows that can compete in the showring. They have a 45 cow tie-stall barn which currently hosts nine EX Holsteins with the lowest scoring cow being GP-80. They’ve also had five All-American nominations with Milking Shorthorns including the Grand Champion of WDE in 2011. They continue their breeding philosophy of show type with an emphasis of 25% genomic bulls. Bulls they currently are using include Fever, Windbrook, Lauthority and Sid. They also use genomic bulls like Lavaman & Camermon. The Bue’s have numerous heifers being sold in upcoming sales this spring. They feed a high protein diet to keep the heifers growing. We really enjoyed the quality of animals and the farm.

on call at all times. This farm is home to high quality registered cattle. We enjoyed visiting this great herd and seeing state-of-the-art technology at work.

First Glance Holsteins by Andy Sell & Josh Butler

Indies-View Holsteins by Riley Bricco & Theresa Madland The second farm we toured on the Junior Trip was Indies-View Holsteins operated by Jerry Schmidt & family. The farm was purchased by Jerry’s grandparents in 1946. The farm, located near Melrose, is 140 acres with 120 tillable. They purchased their first registered cows in 1964 and have built their 70 cow herd from within using very few purchases. Currently, there are 22 EX and 27 VG cows in the herd. The Schmidt’s are very focused on homebred cows and excellent genetics in order to merchandise their animals. Only three cows in the barn were purchased from other farms and they also do a fair amount of flushing in the herd. They carry a rolling herd average of 20,700 milk, 4.0% fat and 3.2% protein. The Schmidt’s bred a 2011 All-American nominee this past year. Thanks, Schmidts, for having us!

First Glance Holsteins, located in Melrose, is owned and operated by Tom and Amy Schaefer and was our last stop on Saturday. This herd, which focuses on high type and show ring performance, currently has a BAA of 113.5 on 69 cows. The herd has re-grown after their sale in 2010. Although they kept a few cows and heifers, they recently purchased animals with extremely deep and strong pedigrees. On the farm, there are currently eight cows scored 94 or 95. Two-thirds of the milking herd goes back to 95 point dams. They IVF 4-5 cows per week and have 150 pregnancies that are due starting in July. They recently bred an All-American nominee in 2011 and also have a clone of Apple in the herd. The effects of the extreme cow comfort and attention to detail that they give to their cattle is easily visible throughout the herd. This was a great herd for us to visit and we really appreciate the hospitality!

Speek-NJ Holsteins by Cassi Miller and Jackie Breuch

Pfaff Prairie Farm by Derrek Kamphius Our third stop was Pfaffs Prairie Farms in Melrose. In 2010 they tripled their herd size to 500 cows. Along with that, they built a freestall facility with seven robotic milkers. The cows average 80 pounds a day with a 160,000 SCC. The Pfaffs can pull numerous reports and statistics on their cows. The cows in the herd wear a neck band that recognizes them when they enter the milking area, checking to see when they were last milked. If it is too recent, they are moved through the parlor. Even those not being milked frequently enough can be identified and brought up to the milking station. More recently, Pfaff ’s installed an automated calf feeder. This was put into a remodeled stanchion barn which now can hold up to 100 calves. They mentioned that they have minimal maintenance issues but are 32–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012

Our fifth stop, Speek-NJ Holsteins, home of Neil McDonah & family, operates 500 acres and houses 103 total head with 45 registered cows included. Neil started his registered herd after college where he learned more about the business from friend and mentor, Dr. Marv Johnson. He had the opportunity to do an internship in

Australia and saw an opportunity to start a business within his home farm that he really cares about. They have a double-8 herringbone parlor and all cows are housed in the freestall facility. The most influential bull on the farm has been Shottle with Goldwyn following behind. They have been doing very well with embryo work, shipping embryos to both Europe and Japan. Neil has a number of bull contracts in place with the different AI companies. They have been very fortunate to have bred multiple Excellent cows and have their embryos sell high at sales. The farm breeding philosophy is genomics with an emphasis on type but there is no complaint on the 27,500 lb. RHA. We all believe Neil & his family have a very bright future ahead of them!

Welsh-Edge Holsteins by Tony Weier & Kati Kindschuh In the bluffs of Viroqua, Wis., Welsh-Edge Holsteins are breeding Registered Holsteins for longevity. In 1995, the Petersheim family moved to Viroqua from Pennsylvania where Ralph & Sheila had dairy farmed for ten years. Once they settled into the Wisconsin operation, they remodeled the stanchion barn, built a calf facility and later added sand bedding in the milking barn. They breed for longevity using bulls like Damion, Shottle, Roy & Morty, as well as very common young sires like Atwood and Fever. The Petersheims may not be excited about Genomics like many dairy farmers, but they have experienced success in the showring and classification. In 2010 and 2011, Welsh-Edge Holsteins was awarded with Premier Breeder of the District 2 Show. Currently they milk 82 cows with a rolling herd average of 23,000 and a BAA of 107.8. They feed a 70% forage ration and utilize a grazing operation in the summer. All calves born on the farm are fed whole milk, which has increased the overall health and has decreased expenses. They raise bull calves to sell at market as well as breeding stock. The Petersheim family welcomed the representatives of the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association onto their farm and showed them great cattle, facilities and techniques for the juniors to take home and develop their own views on dairy farming.

KishHolm Holsteins by Morgan Lundy Our last stop on the trip was KishHolm, located in Lone Rock. The Kishman’s purchased their farm five years ago and now house Registered Holsteins, Jerseys, Brown Swiss and Milking Shorthorns. The barn houses 50 cows and they are building up the herd size again after their sale last year. A number of Holsteins are due to freshen this spring and summer and they have some exceptional Jerseys on the farm. They use sand under the cows, which is changed out weekly. Though the sand is hard on the equipment, it has proved to be very valuable as it pertains to cow comfort. The cows are fed dry hay and top dressed a grain mixture. They also house cows for others and raise bulls to sell. They believe in breeding for high type cows that have longevity as last year they had great success in the showring. The heifers are raised in calf hutches and then housed in a group setting in their heifer shed. They raise 20 acres of corn silage and then purchase the rest of their feed. The farm is truly a family setting. Since they don’t have the opportunity to get away from daily chores, they entertain the kids with other animals such as chickens, goats, pigs and even sell black labs! We appreciate the opportunity to see this great farm!

The University of

WISCONSIN MADISON Dairy Science STUDENT PROFILE Name: Jake Lange Hometown: Saukville, WI High School: Northern Ozaukee High School Class Size: 63 Farm: employed at Saxon Homestead Dairy Major: Dairy Science Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? I attended UW-Madison because their Dairy Science program is one of the best in the nation, and I knew it would provide me with the knowledge I would need to pursue my goals in the dairy industry. In addition to this, I really liked the feel of the campus and all the opportunities that it offered outside of class. What has been your most memorable college experience? Some of my most memorable experiences in college would have to be working at World Dairy Expo with Badger Dairy Club. I was able to meet a lot of people in the industry and see behind the scenes of expo while having fun with other club members. What has been your favorite course? My favorite course is one that I am currently enrolled in called Dairy Reproduction. In lecture we go into depth about how different synch programs work as well as many other reproduction topics. There is also a hands-on part of the class where we practice A.I. and ultrasound. It is a challenging class that makes me think, and I really value all the information and skills that I am learning in it. What are your future career goals? After graduation I would like to travel to New Zealand to work on some dairy farms before coming home to look for employment on a grazing farm where I can gain more experience. I would like to be able to start my own grass based dairy farm in Wisconsin someday.

UW-Madison Dept. of Dairy Science

Inquiry Lives Here

1675 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706 Ph. 608-263-3308 Fax 608-263-9412 Contact: Beth Heinze

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Cow Camp 2012

National Folding Display Contest

May 19 & 20, 2012 Pine Lake Camp, Waupaca, WI Camp fee is $45 per person, Chaperone or Junior This year, Cow Camp will be held at a new location in Waupaca, WI. Any youth age 14 and under interested in any breed of the dairy cow are welcome to attend. Youth do not have to be a current WI Junior Holstein member. You will have fun while learning about cows and meeting other youth from across the state so bring a friend that may be interested in Junior Holsteins! The registration form and tentative schedule can be found online at or on the next page. The registration forms need to be postmarked by Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

Please make note that Nationals has made changes to the folding display contest in the following way: 1. States may enter an unlimited number of entries. There will be three age divisions and two categories. Individuals may enter both categories. 2. Three Age divisions as of January 1st: Junior - 9 to 13, Intermediate - 14 to 17 & Senior - 18 to 21. 3. Two Categories: Creative & Scientific. All displays using references will fall under the Scientific category. Work sited should be listed on the front of the display (example: Hoard’s Dairyman 5/25/12 p. 368). 4. First place winners are not eligible to compete again in the age division of which they have already won. 5. The theme must be dairy related. Entry forms are due by May 1. 6. All entries must be in turned in to the registration desk by 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the National Junior Holstein Convention. All entries should have name, category, title and age division posted on the back of the display board. 7. Youth members need not attend to participate. If you are shipping your entry to the National Convention Headquarters, please select a mail service that will allow you to track the display. Late entries will not be judged. 8. Display should be no larger than 4' x 4', which includes the header. The entry must be able to stand by itself. No freestanding items are allowed. Oversized folding displays will have 15 points deducted from the final score. 9. It is the responsibility of each entrant to claim their entry on the final day of convention after the Junior Forum.

Youth Mentorship Program The Wisconsin Holstein Youth Mentorship program is designed to help youth in the Junior Holstein Association make connections and learn about employment opportunities in the dairy industry. If you aren’t ready for an internship but want to find out more about a particular business or farm, let us know. We would be more than happy to help line up a great educational opportunity! Contact Larry at the office if interested.

We’re headed to National Convention in June! The Wisconsin Holstein office has reserved a charter bus for those planning to attend the National Junior Convention in Springfield, Missouri. The bus will be leaving the morning of Tuesday, June 26 and returning following the Junior Banquet on Saturday, June 30th. If you are interested in attending or riding the bus please contact Larry in the office at 800.223.4269 or email by April 13 to ensure we have enough people interested and find out pricing. It will be much more affordable than flying or driving alone!

Images Wanted for National Scrapbooks We are looking for photos to include in our State Scrapbook and Digital Scrapbook! Show your spirit and submit photos for the State Scrapbook to the Klossner family at or mail to 9424 Ness Rd., Mount Horeb, WI 53572. Digital Scrapbook images can be emailed to Abriana Errthum at

National Award Form Deadlines

Letters were sent in January to our state representatives for Dairy Jeopardy, Dairy Bowl, speaking, essay contest and others. If we are notified that we can send an alternate or if someone is unable to attend, please contact us immediately. Please remember the following deadlines for entries: • April 1, 2012: Dairy Bowl & Dairy Jeopardy. The office will submit entries for our Jeopardy contestants. • May 1, 2012: Prepared Public Speaking, Junior Progressive Breeder, Junior Breeder of an EX, Multiple E Cow, Production awards and Folding Displays. The folding displays contest is open to all Junior Holstein members. The office will submit entries for the State Banner, Digital and State Scrapbook. Once you submit your entries, please notify Larry at the office. If you are unable to participate in an event you initially planned to participate in, please call us at 800.223.4269 so we can get an alternate in place. All forms can be found online at 34–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012

National Junior Activities At-Large Representative up for Election This year the National At-Large Junior Activities Committee representative is up for election. The JAC is the governing body of the Junior Association and is made up of twelve members. The purpose of the committee is to serve as a sounding board for Junior members and advisors. They oversee the organization's activities and are elected by the membership at the National Junior Forum for two year terms. Voting is done by a representative delegation from each state. The Wisconsin delegation consists of 5 members that will receive (5) votes in total. If you interested in running, visit juniors/content/membership.html to fill out the application or call the office for more information. Junior members in good standing are encouraged to run. Anyone wishing to receive the nomination must inform the Junior Advisory Committee at the start of the Convention. Members will elect youth during the National Junior Forum.

Visit the WHA website for more information & Holsti-Bucks opportunities -


Join Us for Cow Camp 2012! Pine Lake Camp, Waupaca, Wis. May 19 & 20 Tentative Cow Camp Schedule Saturday, May 19 Please eat lunch prior to arrival 12:30 p.m. Registration 1:00 p.m. Orientation & Introductions 1:30-5:00 p.m. Workshops 6:00 p.m. Evening Meal 11:30 p.m. Curfew Sunday, May 20 8:00 a.m. Hike 8:15 a.m. Breakfast 9:00-11:30 a.m. Workshops 11:30 a.m. Cow Camp write-ups by campers & Group Photo Ag Olympics Clean out cabins & pack up 12:00 noon Lunch 1:30 p.m. Campers dismissed Any youth age 14 and under interested in any breed of the dairy cow are welcome to attend. Have fun while learning about cows and meeting other youth from across the state! Cow Camp is also a great way to get to know your Wisconsin Junior Activities Committee members! Cow Camp this year will provide some excellent opportunities with science workshops and more! Details will also be posted on the web at

Cow Camp Registration May 19 & 20, 2012 - Pine Lake Camp, Waupaca, Wis. Camp Fee - $45/person (Junior or Chaperone) Campers should be 14 & Under Name: ____________________________________________________________ Age: ____________ Adult or Junior (Circle one)

Boy or Girl (Circle one)

Address: __________________________________________________________________________ City: ____________________________________ State: ____________ Zip: _________________ Email: ____________________________________________________________________________ Cell Phone: ____________________________________ County: ____________________________ Return to: WHA, 902 8th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913. Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 1, 2012. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012-35


ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

What a great spring so far! We’ve been enjoying some beautiful, warm weather here in Wisconsin - here’s hoping it holds true through the Spring Show on April 21 (and that I haven’t just jinxed us all)! The warm weather made a great couple of weeks for people to get out to our spring barn meetings. Thank you to the four host farms and our guest speakers. If there is something you’d like to hear about at future barn meetings, please let our office or one of your board of directors know. We have several exciting issues coming up over the next few months with plenty of opportunities to advertise for every type of breeder. First up is our Genomic Stars issue in May. If you have a high genomic cow or heifer you’d like to advertise, please give me a call by April 11. We have several things happening in the June issue - the best of which is we’ve added a third Midwest Holsteins issue. So if you’d like to get some extended coverage to other breeders in the Midwest states, this is the time to advertise! And we’ll add even more readership as this issue will be sent to the National Convention in Missouri. And we’ll be looking for your “Hot Dam” in this issue as we highlight some of the best brood cows, bull mothers, GMD and DOMs. Give me a call by May 9 to get an ad in the June issue. And looking a little bit ahead, we will be working with Select Sires for our annual A.I. issue for July/August. We will be offering some discounted rates and great incentives again this year. So, make plans this spring to get your pictures taken of any Select Sires offspring. Ads for the July/August issue will be due June 8. I hope you’ll be able to join us on April 21 in Jefferson, Wis., for the Midwest National Spring Show. This is always a great show, and a great way to get you fired up for the summer show season. And don’t forget to buy your Treasure Quest tickets prior to the show - check out the animals that you could possibly win on pages 18 & 19. Until next time... 36–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2012




April 2012 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 7 Barron Spring Sale, Barron Sale Pavilion 12 Double-D Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Robert & Nancy Carns Family, Cuba City 14 Dodgeramma & Redfest at Crescentmead Holsteins, managed by Todd Wendorf, Ixonia, 10:30 a.m. 20 Midwest Spring Red & White Show, Jefferson 21 Midwest National Spring Holstein Show, Jefferson, 8:30 a.m. 27 Outagamie County Spring Sale, 7:30 p.m., Seymour 30 2014 WHA Futurity LATE entries due to WHA office May 2012 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 5 Vernon County Sale, Vernon County Fairgrounds, Viroqua, 7:30 p.m. 19-20 Cow Camp, Pine Lake Camp, Waupaca 20 YAC Brewer game trip 26 Me-Do Meadows Memorial Day Sale Event, hosted by Me-Do Meadows, Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. & MD-Hillbrook, mgrs., Fond du Lac June 2012 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 12 District 1 Show 15 District 5 Show, Portage 15 District 10 Show, Fond du Lac 19 District 6 Show, Monroe 20 District 4 Show 22 District 3 Show, Lancaster 25 District 2 Show, Viroqua 25 District 7 Show, Sturgeon Bay 26 District 8 Show, Beaver Dam 27-30 National Convention, Springfield, MO Other Upcoming Events July 16-17 WI Championship Show - Marshfield August 25 WHA State Picnic, Mystic Valley Dairy LLC, Sauk City Dec. 28-30, 2012 2013 Junior Holstein Convention, hosted by Rock County


Upcoming Issues Genomic Stars Issue, District 10 Ads due April 11


“Hot Dams” Issue, District 4 MW Holsteins & National Conv. issue Ads due May 9


A.I. Feature - Select Sires, District 2 Ads due June 8


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Normen Peterson Auctioneer & Photographer RR1 Box 129 Wykoff, MN 55990 Ph: (507) 352-4162 Fax: (507) 352-5981 Associate Photographer Prairie du Sac, WI Tel. (608) 643-4553

Cybil: E-mail: Associate Photographer: Lea McCullough

Donna Swiecichowski Pulaski, WI (920) 822-8330

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Taurus Service Sales Representatives Serving Wisconsin Dairymen Pat Gauthier W4987 Highway B Fond du Lac, WI 54935 Ph: (920) 477-5062 Fax: (920) 477-5061 • Embroidery • e-mail: Specializing in Awards

North Central: Northwest & Southeast: Jeremy Totzke, Rinell Vincent, 715-571-0096 570-954-1317 East Central & Northeast: Todd Siebert, 920-362-6729 Southwest & West Central: Chris Richards, 608-341-7472

Reproductive Ultrasound and Fetal Sexing Sandy Curran, DVM 608/469-6100 A Farm Bureau ® Service Rural Mutual Insurance Company Statewide Services, Inc. 343 N. Peters Ave., Fond du Lac, WI 54935 Office: 920-322-1194 Fax: 920-921-5834 Cell: 920-410-4533

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Accelerated Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Alpha Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Courla Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Cybil Fisher Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

68 th Dodgeramma Spring Fling

Hass-Acres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Hi-Lo Valley Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Honeycrest Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Indianhead Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7


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ALL IN ONE DAY! April 14, 2012 • 10:30 AM Crescentmead Farm • Ixonia, WI

Golden Anniversary of Mil-R-Mor Holsteins Saturday, April 28, 2012 11 AM • Orangeville, IL

Jas-K Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Jenniton Registered Holsteins LLC . . . . . . 20 Koepke Farms, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Kranzdale Sales, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Merle Howard Agency/Steve Howard . . . 37 Misty Meadows Wood Products . . . . . . . 37 Moorclose Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Morris Ltd., Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Nelson, Beth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Nordic-Ridge Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Outagamie County Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Pete’s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Rickert Bros. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

In a spring full of sales, it is a privilege to assist our friends the Wendorfs, the Millers, and Scott & Amy Courtney at these special events. We hope to see you at them!

Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman . 27 & 37 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Taurus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Practice Veterinary Services . . . . . . . 37 Tricor Insurance/Kim Esser . . . . . . . . . . . 37

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

Ultrascan, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 UW-Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

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 2012

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