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April 2016

Volume 88 No. 4

Adult Convention review Top Performer winners Production Top 10s Leading Production Ladies District 2 report

Cybil Fisher

Willows-Edge Advent Mick-Red

EX-94 EX-94MS 7-03 2x 365 43,630 5.0 2183 2.9 1262

• Reserve Grand Champion, MN State Fair R&W Show 2012 • She has an EX-90 Red Lou daughter & heifers by Archrival & Atwood Mick is a farm favorite because of her unique personality - she thinks she is a young heifer yet! Her dam is an EX-92 Rubens who was Reserve All-Wisconsin Junior 2-Year-Old then an EX-90 3E Astro Jet with over 208,000 lifetime.

Premier Breeder: ’05, ’06, ’07, ’10, ’11, ’13 Midwest Fall National ’03 World Dairy Expo ’92-’01, ’04-’06, ’09, ’11-’14 District 1 ’94, ’96, ’97, ’03, ’05, ’06 WI Champ. Show ’96, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’02, ’03, ’10, ’11 MN State Fair

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

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District 2 Breeder Profiles 125th Wisconsin Holstein Convention review Top Performer winners Wall of Fame Inductees Treasure Quest calf entries Wisconsin Production Top 10s Wisconsin Leading Production Ladies

Departments: 33 34 34 35 36 37 38

District 2 report From the President: Kevin Jorgensen Paige’s Pastures: WHA Princess Attendant Paige Nelson WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

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WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Kevin Jorgensen, President (2018)* - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Chad Ryan, Vice President (2017)* - 920-960-1449 N4067 Twin Oaks Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Kent Wendorf, Secretary (2017)* - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 Pam Selz-Pralle, Exec. Committee (2018) - 715-334-3434 N4621 US Hwy. 12, Humbird, WI 54746 Craig Carncross, Exec. Committee (2018) - 608-592-2560 W13157 Co. Hwy. J, Lodi, WI 53555 Bill Calvert (2018)* - 608-732-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Steve Endres (2019) - 608-279-5952 7191 Hyer Rd., Waunakee, WI 53597 Joseta Halbur (2019) - 715-821-9672 120 E. Main St., Eden, WI 53019 Heather Jauquet (2019) - 920-371-7511 W2285 County Rd. S, Pulaski, WI 54162 Tracy Mitchell (2017)* - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Bryan Stremcha (2019) - 608-790-1925 N4381 Prairie Rd., Bangor, WI 54614 Erica Ullom (2019) - 715-933-0477 5398 County Hwy. A, Bloomer, WI 54724 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION


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On The Cover

This month’s cover features Bur-Wall Buckeye Gigi, the new national production leader. Gigi is owned by Bur-Wall Holsteins, Brooklyn. For more on Gigi turn to page 28. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2016

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Welcome to These New Members

Adult members: Dylan Schubert, Arpin Joshua York, Elkhorn Brittany Ziller, Argyle Eric Voigt, Shiocton Junior members: Madisen Harren, Prairie Farm Payton, Braelyn & Regan Sabacker, Verona Trevyn Wilke, Loyal Brody & Shyanne Hammann Erica Olson, Black River Falls Benjamin & Leah Matthias, Oshkosh Lydia, Maverick & Aaron Voigts, Platteville Jeremy Schlies, Denmark James Melius, Slinger Paige Conley, Neosho Trevyn Wilke, Loyal Amber Studzinski, Rosholt Gabe Voigt, Shiocton Evan Brey, Sturgeon Bay Kaelynn Meacham, Hewitt Emmett Juckem, Oshkosh Brooke Meyer, River Falls Elizabeth & Colby Hasheider, Sauk City Keegan Hinz, Winneconne Kaylee, Samuel, Leah Mess, Rosendale Randall Engstrand, Nelson Taylor Westphal, Brownsville Jalyn Warren, Burlington Brandon Skomars, Merrill

Weston Peter born 9/30/15

Justin, Darci & Weston Daniels

N9958 North Branch Rd., Hixton, WI 54635 715-896-5780 Like us on Facebook! District 2

The Man of “DisTincTion” John D. Wuethrich

october 10, 1910 - february 12, 1991

2016 inductee onto the Wisconsin holstein Wall of fame Webster defines “Distinction” as “making a difference” - “a special quality” - “Excellence.” These same adjectives describe John D. Wuethrich. The family of Dawn and Keith Stump thanks the Wisconsin Holstein Association for honoring our Dad and Grampa.

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District 2 Holstein Breeders by Ashley Yager housing calf barn in1980, but after calves kept getting sick, it was turned into cold housing. In 2013 that barn came down and a beautiful Allan & Erica Lundberg, Osseo new calf facility was built, utilizing Calf-Tel stalls and group housing he passion for farming tends to start early in the barn, and that pens under one roof with side curtains and a milk house. The Lundbergs are looking to upgrade their yearling heifer is exactly where Allan Lundberg was at just five years of age. Allan is the fourth generation to farm on his homestead, founded in housing in the future as the numbers of ET calves increase. Calves 1886. His daughter, Erica, works side-by-side with him, as this special transition from their individual stalls when they are weaned at two duo has faced some of the greatest challenges life and farming can months. Allan tends to breed heifers to calve at 1-11, as they are provide. Despite a health scare and struggles with stray voltage, the usually plenty big enough. The farm will also have a taxi pasteurizing Bert-Mar herd is only getting stronger as Allan and Erica are more system in the near future, so calves will be transitioning from milk determined than ever to build a genetic program and market animals replacer to whole milk. When it comes to labor, the farm is run from the farm. by Allan, daughter Erica, Erica’s boyfriend The first Registered Holsteins and Graham Giese, who also has his own Bert-Mar prefix were introduced onto the business in custom hauling and field work, farm by Allan’s dad, Obert, and his wife, and Mahlon, a local Amish hired hand Margorie, in 1962. Registered cows were that has been full-time at the farm for 15 slowly added through the years, and in years. Allan’s wife, Susan, works off the 1978, the Lundbergs had the first cow in farm in Osseo, where she has been a the state over 40,000 pounds of milk. That special education teacher for over 25 years. cow was Shady-Corner Belle Kitty VG-85. Erica’s sisters Karla, Alyson and Sarah all She then calved as a ten-year-old and work away from the home farm. re-claimed the state record with 42,000 Erica made the decision to come home pounds of milk. At the same time of Kitty, to farm full-time with her father just three the Lundbergs had an EX-91 Lucifer Lad years ago. Prior to that she worked in New daughter who had 57 registered offspring Auburn and Independence as a K-12 art including 11 Chairman daughters with six teacher. Even during her teaching tenure, bulls being exported. she milked at night and on weekends. Unfortunately, many of the original When she realized she was more excited to herd genetics were lost due to a brutal milk cows on the weekends than go to struggle with stray voltage. In 2003 the school during the week she knew the farm Lundbergs stopped registering cows and Erica & Allan Lundberg with was a better fit. incorporated some crossbreeding to keep Luck-E Advent Atlanta-ET With Erica on board and a strong the herd alive. When the problem was diagnosed in 2010, the Bert-Mar herd saw immediate improvement flushing program, the Lundbergs have made great strides in just a few in production, cow comfort, and overall cow health. After two days years in their genetics and marketing. In fact, it was Erica’s research of computer catch-up on registrations, the herd was back in business, into the “A” family at Luck-E Holsteins that drew her and Allan to and Allan and family were ready to start investing in the cows again. purchase Luck-E Advent Atlanta-ET EX-94 96-MS, who has been a The Lundberg family now milks 92 cows under one roof in their transmitting powerhouse. Her full sister, Luck-E Advent Asia, is well tie-stall barn. They run a rolling herd average of 26,000 pounds milk, known in the Holstein world along with her two sons Adonis-Red and with 955 pounds fat. The farm consists of 560-acres owned, with an Awesome-Red. Atlanta herself has a son in AI, Luck-E Ladd Atlantaadditional 200 rented. Facilities were modified over time, as the P *RC. The Lundbergs wanted to invest in a cow that was really marketable, and Atlanta has given them a great jump. She is on an original barn only held 28 cows. Perhaps the biggest changes on the farm in the last 15 years have IVF schedule with her first daughters at Bert-Mar due to arrive at the come in the calf and heifer facilities. Allan put up a Lester warm end of March, and is on track to make 50,000 pounds of milk as an eight-year-old cow. Atlanta is the third cow from Luck-E to join the Bert-Mar herd; the first is an EX-92 Attic that Allan and Erica exhibited at the shows last summer and the second is a VG-86 Acme granddaughter of Lincoln Bonnie. In 2013, Ken-Flo Potter 598 VG-85 VG-MS, captured the fat production title for both state and national categories in the 2x division. At 4-01 in 302 days she made 36,550 with a 6.4% fat test and 2331 pounds of fat. Again at 4-11 in 305 days she made 44,580 with a 6.4% test and 2864 pounds of fat. At 365 days she ended with an impressive 51,176 with a 6.3% test and 3236 pounds of fat. “Flo” was an 11th generation VG or EX from the Debra’s, including seven generations of EX GMDs. From a VG-85 Progress, Flo’s second dam was Jerland Kaddy Devotion-ET, an EX-90 GMD owned in partnership with Larry Jerome. The Lundbergs recently lost this cow, but were able to produce a large number of offspring to continue her legacy including eight beautiful McGucci daughters as well as daughters from Aftershock, Atwood, and Corvette. Three years ago Allan and Erica purchased Prismagen Epic Oklahoma at the Wisconsin Spring Showcase Sale. She is the daughLuck-E Advent Atlanta-ET EX-94 ter of Hickorymae Manoman Opine-P who is at Regancrest making

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a significant impact on the Holstein breed. Oklahoma is now VG-86 first lactation and is ready for the classifier in her second lactation. She has daughters by Kingboy and McGucci and is currently on a flush program. The Lundbergs have been fortunate to have a lot of success buying from both the Futures Sale and the WI Spring Showcase Sale investing in key cow families such as Apple, Frosty, and Tony Beauty. The same day they purchased Oklahoma, they brought home Janestead Advent Jenny, an EX-93 Advent that was pregnant with a Hero heifer at the time of the sale. The following year they were able to take home Pintail Point Roz, an EX-94 Talent from Jim Janes’ dispersal, who now has a beautiful McGucci daughter in the heifer pens. Another family that the Lundbergs are working with on the genomic end is Bert-Mar Capital Margie, a Capital Gain from a VG-86 two-year-old Mogul, backed by an Explode granddam purchased from Honeycrest. This heifer is contracted and is +2568 GTPI with +3.48 PTA Type. The one benefit to basically starting over is the number of cows available as recipients. Most all the herd is utilized as a recip for eggs from animals purchased to advance the herd. At Bert-Mar, mating is a group decision. The Lundbergs like to keep some genetic diversity while maintaining a high-type focus and dipping their toes into genomics just a little. In addition to type, components are still a factor – they want to breed cows they like to look at and will milk well. The Lundbergs are using Diamondback, Jacoby, Golden Dreams, Atlanta-P, Byway and Awesome-Red as they try to stay on new bulls. As Erica is working toward a partnership with her dad, her ideal future would include building a ‘show’ freestall barn for 150 cows, with box stalls for the special ones and a parlor. Allan and Erica have both found industry mentors through purchasing key females and attending the annual Adult Holstein Convention. They both admit the have met and learned a lot from breeders such as Matt Engel from Luck-E Holsteins, Henk Van Dyk from Willows Edge, and Casey Olson from In-Red Genetics who is also a partner on some individuals. There is a lot in the pipeline at Bert-Mar, and the future will be an exciting time for Allan and Erica as their herd transitions through the development phase. They have been able to sell some embryos via Facebook, have started consigning animals to sales, and hope to do more marketing as they continue working with key cow families. Whether dabbling in polled genetics, aiming for high genomic daughters or utilizing Atlanta’s genetics to the fullest, Allan and Erica are poised to keep Bert-Mar on the map.

Pfaffsway Farm Steve & Kristin Pfaff family, Alma Center

also milked cows on a daily basis. After a full-time hired man quit, Kristin came home full-time. Casey is a 2012 UW-River Falls graduate and has been on the farm with his parents ever since. He has taken over the mating for the herd and manages the show cattle. His girlfriend Brynn Kasten works off the farm but helps with the calves. Larissa is in school at UW-River Falls studying agriculture communications with a minor in business, with an anticipated graduation date of 2017. Olivia is in middle school and will be 15 this year. The Pfaffs have one additional full-time hired hand, and two high school kids that rotate to help with the night milking. With 173 cows on test and an almost entirely family labor force, days are busy for the Pfaffs. Their barn holds 80 cows, and almost an entire barn full is switched out each milking. The family has thought about expansion and a facility upgrade, but the challenging milk price outlook has forced those plans to be put on hold. The Pfaffs have been able to cull heavily and sell milking individuals for dairy. Their rolling herd average is at 25,897 3.6% 915 3.21% 815. Calves born on the farm are housed in hutches, and transitioned to a newer group housing barn after weaning. The Pfaffs use paste on the calves’ horns, feed whole milk, and sell the bull calves. The Pfaffsway homestead includes 700 acres, of which half is rented ground. The milking herd gets a TMR, and show cows are typically put on a grain ration during the season. The Pfaffs are able to grow all of their feed, including corn, alfalfa, and some soybeans. Some of the planting and baling is custom hired, but all other field work is done by the family. The Pfaff ’s herd is bred for type with an eye on milk. They are starting to use some genomic type bulls, and have been able to maintain their production while keeping a great looking herd of cows. Some favorite young cows and heifers in the herd are sired by Braxton and Sid, and they have had tremendous luck with Aspen. The Pfaffs run herd health every two weeks and gender check every pregnancy. They typically flush five or six cows a year. Showing is definitely a passion for the Pfaffs and their children. In addition to getting their own string ready, Casey typically cares for as many as ten cows and heifers during the show season. He and his family own quite a few with partners Graisson Schmidt and Tom Pfaff, Pfaffs Prairie of Melrose. Casey and his friends also buy a few heifers a year to show and resell. A pair of cows that were pen mates and had big show success for the Pfaffs and their partners were Pfaffsway Dillyn Ritz, EX-92 and Ms Shes a Siren-Red, EX-94. Ritz is from a homebred bull, was Junior All-Wisconsin as a four-year-old, and won her class that same year at the WI Junior State Fair. Siren was a cow that flew under the radar until her show appearance as a four-year-old at the 2013 State Red and White Holstein Show, where she won her class, took Senior and Grand Champion honors and was sold that same day. Siren called Pfaffsway home starting as a spring yearling, and was Intermediate Champion at the District 2 Holstein Show as a two-year-old. Siren was co-owned with Luke Peterson (Highlife Holsteins) and Eddie Bue (Legendholm Holsteins). Some additional leading ladies in the herd include just-fresh daughters by Baltimore and Armani, as well as an EX-91 fourth-calf

faffsway Farm prefix was established with the Holstein Association 51 years ago. The Pfaff family has called Alma Center home since 1964, when Steve’s parents made the move from Melrose, Wis. This hard-working farm family of five keeps plenty busy on the farm and in the show ring, and the quality of Holstein genetics is evident from top to bottom in their type herd. Steve’s parents, William and Marilyn, who always had a Registered Holstein herd, quit scoring for roughly ten years in the 1990s. In 2006 they started again, and utilized Holstein USA rep Mike Snyder to catch up on paper work. The herd was always milk tested, and good bulls used through the years. The Pfaffs utilize tag identification, making registration much quicker. The Pfaff family includes Steve and Kristin, and their children Casey, Larissa and Olivia. Steve and Kristin have been married for 28 years. Kristin grew up in a neighboring town. Her father, Wallace Everson, was the General Manager for the local Farmers Coop for 35 years while living on a hobby farm. Kristin had very little knowledge of the dairy industry although her family once had a milking cow that needed milking daily. After Steve and Front - Kristin and Steve Pfaff. Back - Larissa Pfaff, Brynn Kasten, Kristin were married, she worked full-time off the farm but Casey and Olivia Pfaff.


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Pfaffsway Dillyn Ritz EX-92 Alexander. Casey and Brynn also own an EX-94 Jasper with four really nice Goldwyn fall calves ready for the 2016 shows. Tumbleweed Goldwyn Leeza-ET, EX-90, is a cow that was purchased in the same sale as the EX-94 Jasper, and she has given the Pfaffs some great offspring. Leeza was Grand Champion of the District 2 Junior Show in 2015. The following week she tragically slipped on cement and dislocated her hip. The Vet Hospital at UW-Madison did the best they could to repair her injury but after three weeks she was despaired. She had been flushed to Doorman, Baltimore and McCutchen, and has five Doorman heifers due in March. Pfaffsway is also home to a very nice lineup of Jerseys, including the 2014 All-American Senior two, Pfaffsway Tequilla Gracious EX-91, and her daughter Pfaffsway Impression Gracious Choice, who was named AJBA Reserve All-American Spring Calf. There are eight milking Jerseys in the barn, including the dam of the Reserve AllAmerican, who was VG-89 as a two-year-old and currently EX-93. There are many exciting things in the pipeline for the Pfaff ’s herd, with hopes set high on the opportunity to get a new milking facility built. In the meantime, they look forward to staying competitive in the show ring on all levels, both in the junior and open shows. The Pfaffs are another outreach family that is happy to let local kids get the chance to show their calves.

Pine Knoll Farms Bob & Shelly Hart, Galesville ob and Shelly Hart have come a long way since they started in the dairy business. A farm that has been in the family since 1978, the original herd of grade cows was upgraded in 2002, and now each of the 63 cows on test is 87% RHA or greater. The original herd had high quality genetics, but Shelly and her sister started purchasing registered cattle as soon as they were old enough. Bob started fitting cattle right out of school, and Shelly got her degree in Animal Science from UW-River Falls. They both have a love for genetics, and when Shelly lost her father in a farming accident her senior year of college, her family decided to keep the farm going. Even though Shelly and Bob do the bulk of the work on the farm themselves, Shelly has had additional jobs, too. She is currently a seasonal employee at Dairyland Labs, working in the spring and fall months. Her mother, Linda, works full-time but is also at the farm to help with chores morning and night. The farm includes 280 tillable acres, all run by the Harts. A second farm just across the road purchased in 1984 has allowed Bob and Shelly to keep all heifers and acreage in a central location. The additional farm houses weaning age through yearling open heifers and beef steers. The extra space is handy for finished steers, which are directly marketed through the Hart’s beef business. Baby calves at Pine Knoll are housed in a greenhouse building and weaned at 12 weeks. Calves are fed whole milk, and the herd is tested for Johnes and Leukosis. Heifers are typically bred to calve


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around two years and four months of age, but the Harts timing on due dates for show cows can vary compared to ‘barn’ cows. Cow comfort in the herd is fantastic, as the majority of the barn has had sand for bedding since 1997. A heifer barn off the main barn was converted to a bedded pack for dry cows and used as a switch pen. The Pine Knoll herd has a rolling herd average of 24,600 pounds milk, with no rBST. They also run a somatic cell count of 80 to 120,000. The herd includes six Excellent, 21 Very Good and 11 Good Plus Holsteins. Bob and Shelly also have some really nice Brown Swiss cows, one of which made the National Honor Roll as 7th for protein and 12th for fat. There is one family of Swiss that has five generations on the farm, as they have proven their longevity and health traits to the extreme. Bob and Shelly have a tremendous passion for cows, but their willingness and thoughtfulness to work with youth that show an interest in dairy cattle is second to none. For the last 12 years, they have been working with youth from diverse backgrounds, taking as many calves as needed to the Trempealeau County Fair to give youth an experience at the show. Shelly has seen first hand the confidence kids gain through working with the heifers, as they make sure all the kids spend a lot of time with the calves before the show. The Harts have helped to mentor local kids from a variety of dairy backgrounds. Bob and Shelly admit much of their vacation time is dedicated to the shows. In addition to the county fair, they take youth along to the Central WI State Fair so they can see a show at the next level. They have also served as chaperones at the WI Junior State Fair, they are both on the county’s dairy committee, and Bob is currently on the AMPI Board. The Harts strive to breed a solid type cow that will test well, with good feet and legs, and solid udders. They are using Apple Crisp, County, Pirate, Corvette, Planet, Carson, McCutchen, Defiant and Kingboy. Bob and Shelly have had a lot of success with Guthrie, and one young standout is F-Pine-Knoll Guthrie Silver, VG-86 at 2-08. Silver is a daughter of Whistle-Pass Glen Sheryl, EX-90, from a VG-87 Heston and an EX-91 Eland. Sheryl has 215,690 pounds of milk lifetime in 2194 days. Another of her daughters, F-Pine-Knoll Superstar, was shown in 2015 as a fall calf and was eighth at the Central Wisconsin State Fair. One of the oldest living legends on the Hart’s farm is a true testament to the care they provide for their cows. Haven Acres Princess Progress, EX-92, is 17 years old and was able to go to the county fair last year for one of the 4-H kids at 16 years of age. Princess took home Honorable Mention Champion at the fair. Perhaps her second biggest accomplishment was taking 8th place as a four-year-old at World Dairy Expo over a decade ago. Another cow making her presence known at the Hart’s farm is a daughter out of Kerry-K Durham Rosalee, EX-94. Firstglance Pronto Royal-ET is EX-90 with offspring on the farm sired by Pirate, Demur & Windhammer. Royal is currently in her 5th lactation and has records over 35,000 pounds milk and a current test of 5.0% fat and 3.3% protein. The Harts are also excited about Pineylawn Palermo Marie, EX-90 at 4-02. From a VG-86 Onward, this young cow has a promising future and hopefully more heifers in store for Bob and Shelly.

Shelly & Bob Hart with Firstglance Pronto Royal-ET EX-90

Dyks Linjet Cotton Candy-ET EX-93 Dyks Linjet Cotton Candy-ET (co-owned with Alan Dykshorn) was the first homebred excellent to score EX-93. Cotton Candy along with the full ET sister, Dyks Linjet Chocolate Chip EX-90, were the

outcome of one successful flush. The flush produced two embryos and both resulted in these two pregnancies. In 2011, Cotton Candy was Champion Bred & Owned at the District 2 Holstein show. The potential in the Pine Knoll herd is unlimited, as the Harts have all the tools they need to succeed. No matter where the future takes them, Bob and Shelly have a passion for the dairy business and growing dairy youth that is truly contagious.

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2016 WHA Convention February 18-19 • Marshfield, WI The Wood Area Holstein Breeders, in coordination with the Wisconsin Holstein Association, hosted the 125th annual Adult Holstein Convention at the Holiday Inn Marshfield on February 18 and 19. The convention started with WHA committee meetings. These committee meetings continue to be very productive and aid in the direction of the association’s yearly activities. Following committee meetings, a large crowd gathered for Kim Bremmer’s discussion on sustainability in agriculture and how Wisconsin Holstein producers can better help people understand how their daily tasks may be better aligned with consumer values than previously thought. Kim shared valuable insight on how Holstein breeders can share their stories with the consumer to promote the dairy industry and food production in its entirety. For more on this discussion panel, visit page 18. Following a delicious fish fry, Marci Walker presented the Young Adult Educational Scholarship award winner and the seventh annual Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale was held. Winner of this year’s Educational Award was Erica Lundberg, Osseo. The Futures sale averaged just under $5,500 on 25 lots that included heifers and choices from some of the state’s most prominent cow families. High seller at $21,000 was Lot #7, consigned by Todd Stanek of Fall Creek, and purchased by Dennis and Charlene Dehnke of Fall Creek, Wis. Golfing Danetta Rae-Red-ET, a September 2015 heifer with a GTPI of +2513 and the number six GTPI Red heifer of the breed, is an exciting young female from the Debutante family. Second high seller was Lot #1 from Synergy Farm LLC of Pulaski, Wis., at $13,500. The lot included a choice of two Rubicon daughters from Synergy Suprsre Strategy-ET, a cow with two sons at Alta Genetics and 11 daughters over +2.00 for Udder Composite. She was purchased by TJR Genetics of Farley, Iowa. Rounding out the top three was Lot #3 at $8,500. Lot 3 was a choice of two, September 2015 Atwood heifers from Blondin Goldwyn Subliminal-ETS, the EX-95 Supreme Champion of the Junior Show at World Dairy Expo. The pick was purchased by Brian Greenman of Waukesha, Wis. The Futures Sale also featured an embryo lot to benefit the Wisconsin Holstein Juniors. Wilstar Holsteins and Troy Opsal generously donated a package of four Defender embryos from Cava-Lanes Merlin Dolly-ET, EX-92 2E DOM. Dolly has a son at International Protein Sires and her offspring have consistently genomic tested higher than parent average. This embryo package was purchased by Aaron Hass of Evansville, Wis. Friday night was capped off with an outstanding presentation from former Green Bay Packer, Mark Tauscher. Tauscher told his story of growing up on the farm and the struggles and challenges he faced on his path to playing for the Wisconsin Badgers and in the National Football League. WHA members were able to ask questions following his talk, which featured topics from concussions in football to the quirks and differences of the two elite quarterbacks he was able to play with in the NFL. Having the opportunity to listen and talk with Mark was one of the highlights of convention for many attendees. WHA Annual Meeting Saturday morning kicked off with a round panel discussion on milk production, including Wisconsin Holstein breeders Steve and Amanda Killian, Tom Kestell, and Dan Siemers. This was a fantastic opportunity for attendees to get input from high-producing herds in the state. A review of the panel is found on page 16. Following the round table presentation, the 2015 Wisconsin Top Performer cows were announced. Receiving the overall Top Performer was Tom Kestell’s cow, Farnear Shottle Favorite-ET, VG-87, with a record of 48,434M with 2724F and 1424P. Also recognized were owners of cows that have produced 300,000 and 400,000 pounds of lifetime milk. The annual WHA business meeting was held, and included 12–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2016

committee reports from board members who head the various WHA committees and a report on the financial status of the Association. Four new board members were elected to serve a three-year term: Steve Endres of Waunakee, Joseta Halbur of Eden, Heather Jauquet of Pulaski and Bryan Stremcha of Bangor. Erica Ullom of Bloomer was elected to fill a one-year term vacated by Dan Cnossen. Retiring board members included Paula Bovre of Fond du Lac, Marci Walker of Wisconsin Dells, Chris McCullough of Juda, and Todd Borgwardt of Valders. President Paula Bovre delivered the annual President’s address and talked about opportunities - the opportunities we had in 2015 and those coming up in 2016. She highlighted our new shows being held at the Alliant Energy Center, celebrating the 125th Anniversary, over $16,000 in scholarships presented to juniors and the continued strength of our juniors and YAC groups. Resolutions presented at the annual meeting were as follows: 1. Whereas... the immigrant workforce is vital to the success of the dairy industry in Wisconsin, as 5,300 immigrant workers currently provide over 40% of the hired labor on dairy farms, and whereas the current laws in place challenge the sustainability of this sector of our industry... Be it resolved that we encourage our legislators to develop reforms that allow these workers to obtain a Wisconsin drivers license. 2. Whereas... the Holstein Association body of members attending the 125th Annual convention of the Wisconsin Holstein Association, would like to pay tribute to members or family members that have passed away during 2015, Be it resolved that we pay tribute to those members by standing and observing a moment of silence at this time. Resolution passed. 3. Whereas... the members of the Wisconsin Holstein Association attending the 125th Annual meeting in Marshfield would like to express their gratitude to the Wood Area Holstein Breeders convention committee for the excellent job they have done in hosing this convention. Resolution passed. Peter Cole from Holstein USA and National Directors Paul Buhr and Corey Geiger gave a brief update on the status of the association. The Holstein herdbook is up over 9,000 head and genomic testing is also up. Paul Buhr also mentioned that he is serving as chair of the Genetic Advancement Committee and would encourage members to contact him with concerns. Corey Geiger, chair of the 2019 National Holstein Convention committee, gave an update on the status of convention plans. The convention will be held in Appleton and there should be a new convention center built before our event. The committee applied for and was approved for a grant from the state of Wisconsin which will be used to put on a genetic symposium to go along with the convention. Luncheon Award Recognitions Saturday’s luncheon included a report on junior activites and recognition of this year’s outstanding Holstein Boy and Girl. Herds with GMD and DOM cows, Progressive Breeder Herds and Progressive Genetic herds, 40-year and 50-year members were recognized and Wall of Fame inductees were honored. This year’s Wall of Fame inductees were John D. Wuethrich, KHW Kite Advent-Red and Krull Broker Elegance. For more information on these inductees, see page 19. Following the awards luncheon, the afternoon was highlighted by farm tours to Honey Pine Holsteins, Tree-Hayven Holsteins and Duckett Holsteins. Thank you to these farms for opening their barn doors and allowing WHA members to visit your herds. Saturday Evening Banquet Following a social hour, the annual awards banquet was held. President Bovre introduced the WHA board and thanked the retiring directors for their years of service. Marci Walker gave a special thank you to President Bovre for her strong leadership. Advertising contest winners were announced and this year’s Distinguished Young Holstein Breeders, Distinguished Service, and Distinguished Breeder award winners were honored. Troy and Jaime Noble recognized Matt and

Travis Smith, Smith-Crest Holsteins, as Distinguished Young Breeder. Honored with the Distinguished Service award was the late Bill Hageman Sr.. Finally Kevin Jorgensen presented Jeff and Kate Hendrickson, Jeffrey-Way Holsteins, with the Distinguished Breeder Award. The banquet concluded with a worker auction of the Junior Activities Committee members and WHA Princesses to benefit junior programs. Following the auction, convention attendees enjoyed time socializing, playing cards and dancing to a great band. The WHA Board of Directors met at the conclusion of the convention to elect officers for the upcoming year. Newly elected officers are Kevin Jorgensen, Waupun, as president; Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac, as vice president; and Kent Wendorf, Viroqua, as secretary. Also elected to the executive committee were Craig Carncross, Lodi, and Pam Selz-Pralle, Humbird. Thank you to the Wood Area Holstein Breeders for all of the hard work to put on a great convention filled with fun and fellowship. Also thank you to the many sponsors that made the convention possible and support WHA activities throughout the year. For more photos from the farm tours and convention activities, please visit our Facebook page.

2016 WHA Board - sitting: Joseta Halbur, Erica Ullom & Heather Jauquet. Back: Bryan Stremcha, Steve Endres, Pam Selz-Pralle, Kent Wendorf, Kevin Jorgensen, Chad Ryan, Bill Calvert and Craig Carncross. Missing: Tracy Mitchell

40- and 50-Year Members Present - l to r: Randy Cashmer, John Jens, Terry Abraham, Donald Krueger, Dick Mayer and WHA Princess Kati Kindschuh.

300,000 & 400,000 lb. Cow owners, front - l to r: WHA Princess Kati Kindschuh, Sandy Keller and Heather Jauquet. Back: Craig Carncross, Tim Keller, Bill Calvert, Carl Lippert and Dan Siemers.

Top Performer winners: WHA Princess Kati Kindschuh, Tom Kestell, Sherry Siemers-Peterman, Aaron Hass and Rueben Schloneger.

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2015 Advertising Contest Winners Full page, Full color ads - Group 1: 1. Rock-N-Hill-II (March) 2. Willows Edge (Willows Edge) 3. Synergy Dairy (March) Full page, Full color ads - Group 2: 1. Ragnar Holsteins (June) *Best ad of the Year 2. Hi-Lo Valley Holsteins (May) 3. Synergy Dairy (April) Full page, Full color ads - Group 3: 1. Willows Edge (November) 2. Rosedale Genetics (November) 3. Weigland Holsteins (December) Cover of the Year: April

40 Year Members

Linda M. Bandli, Tony Bednarek Bros., Inc., Stetsonville Clayton & Teryl L. Bernick, Spence Blaser Farms Inc., Gillett Joseph C. Brant, Cuba City Gary Breitlow, Algoma Thomas J. Bunkoske, Horicon Wyman G. Cade, Westby Randall F. Cashmer, Marshfield Gail & Duane A. Chapman, Tomah Harold K. Christensen Jr., Abbotsford Howard J. Dahl, Union Grove Daniel L. Dux, Neillsville James Endvick, Boyd Lowell Freedlund, Pittsville

Less than Full page, Full Color: 1. Honey Pine Holsteins (March) 2. Rob-Cri Holsteins (February) 3. Ebert Enterprises (February) 2 Color ads, any size: 1. Fustead Holsteins (July/August) 2. Lirr Farm (July/August) 3. Jamsar Holsteins (July/August) Black & White ads, any size: 1. Krohlow Reg. Holsteins (February) 2. Oeh-My Farms (July/August) 3. LaFollette Holsteins (September) Best Calendar Ad: May - Krull Farms

Patrick C. Frinack, Thorp Joseph James Giemza, Arcadia James D. Gillett, Rosendale James Leslie Halladay, Salem Larry L. Hendrickson, Blanchardville Linda Keene Hodorff, Eden Houtsinger Inc., Delavan T. Joe Hughes, Oshkosh Verlin L. & Janice L. Ihle, Coon Valley John L. Jens, Plymouth Rosalie Johnston, Augusta Albert C. Knegendorf, Spring Valley Donald Krueger, Milton Dean L. Kyle, Whitewater Ralph Lange, Rock Springs David G. Longenecker, Montfort

J. WilliamLongenecker, Montfort Duane H. Malcook, Brodhead Donald R. Mielke, Menasha George Muth, West Bend Paul Nankey, Highland David M. Schmitz, Fond du Lac William A. Schultz III, Waldo Ralph L. Smith, Wittenburg Daniel M. Stelsel, Waupun Dale James Stippich, Reeseville Lynn R. & Linda Zimmerman, Reeseville

50 Year Members

Terry Abraham, Plymouth Richard Mayer, Slinger

Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder Smith-Crest Holsteins - Matt & Travis Smith Twenty years ago, Matt Smith purchased his first Registered Holstein heifer. Over the years, both Matt and his brother Travis slowly acquired animals individually and in 1996 they began breeding under the Smith-Crest prefix. In 2005, the Smith brothers purchased the small herd where Matt’s milking animals were housed and began farming in partnership as Smith-Crest Holsteins. The opportunity to move back to the original family farm was presented in 2009. Renovations have been made to a pack barn adjacent to the milking barn to add freestalls for 30 head and an additional 12 tie-stalls and six box stalls were added to accommodate growing numbers. Matt and Travis agree that the decision to invest in Registered Holsteins has been a wise one. They have a RHA on 92 cows of 25,514 pounds milk, with 1080 pounds fat and 816 pounds protein. The herd includes 31 Excellent, 50 Very Good and 11 Good Plus cows, with none lower. Exhibiting their Registered Holsteins at shows has been the most beneficial marketing strategy for Smith-Crest Holsteins, as it has increased awareness and interest in the herd throughout the industry. They take pride in exhibiting at the Dodge County Fair, including the Dodge County Futurity, as well as the District 8 Holstein Show, Wisconsin Championship Show, Midwest Spring National and World Dairy Expo. The Smiths have had seven national show class winners, and five national champion winners. With the publicity from showing, the farm has had the opportunity to sell animals at public auction and privately with great customer satisfaction. The Smith 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2016

family focuses on breeding and developing balanced cows capable of high production and classification scores. Smith-Crest has had success with cow families founded by Rotesown Gibson Ideal, EX-94 and Willows-Edge Durham Virgo, EX-91. Both cows have achieved Gold Medal Dam status and have produced multiple high scoring, high producing offspring. Both families currently have red carrier daughters in the herd and Ideal’s family now has red descendants. Miss Hot Mama-Red-ET recently completed a very successful 2015 show season, culminating in being named the Unanimous All-American Red and White Milking Yearling and the Reserve AllCanadian Black and White Milking Yearling. The Smiths are planning to IVF Hot Mama to produce calves to meet the current demand for offspring. The Smiths look forward to the future opportunities these cows and other matriarchs in their herd will bring. Matt and Travis have both been active in the Dodge County Holstein Association, as juniors and adults, for nearly 20 years. Travis has served as the county association President and Matt is currently serving in that position. Both have also served on the committee to plan and hold the annual Dodgeramma county sale. They are especially eager to help the youth of the county and open their barn to county judging team practices each year and provide boarding services for several junior members. Travis also serves as chaperone for the dairy youth at the Wisconsin Junior State Fair. Congratulations to Matt and Travis Smith on being named the 2016 Distinguished Young Holstein Breeders.

400,000 lb. Cows

Ocean-View Outside Dacia 403,760M Ocean View Genetics, Deerfield

300,000 lb. Cows

Parsons-Palace Rose Meadows 342,990M Crave Brothers Farm LLC, Waterloo Siemers Taylor Maje 7740 335,210M Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc., Newton Rusk-Rose Mtoto Lori 328,810M Rusk Rose Holsteins, Inc., Ladysmith Stone-Front Leader Hilda 327,650M Andrew & Lynette Buttles, Lancaster Kellercrest Boliver Fantum 327,421M Kellercrest Reg. Hol., Inc., Mount Horeb Railane Roy Old Navy 326,870M Scott Seward, Pine River Moorclose Durham Wendy 325,120M William H. Calvert, Cuba City Wargo-Acres Hollyhoc 323,850M Wargo Acres, Lodi Glo-Crest Seps Lucy Lou-Red 322,040M Synergy Farm LLC, Pulaski

318,900M Fischerdale Jelly-TW Fischerdale Syndicate, Verona Kellercrest Fred Kori-TW 317,680M Kellercrest Reg. Hol., Inc., Mount Horeb Grass-Ridge Steam Ships 312,540M Carl Lippert, Pittsville Siemers Wizard 9438 310,010M Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc., Newton Wargo-Acres Electra 309,470M Wargo Acres, Lodi Axe-Bluff Ito Bacard 308,970M Ronald M. Unseth, Genoa Farmdale Aero Bashful 308,480M Kimberly Schoessow, Mequon Peck-Valley Steven Zara-ET 308,060M Leonard A. Peck, Chippewa Falls Senland Juror Starla 307,970M James P. Senn, Campbellsport S-Fine Eldridge 2112 Drew 307,740M So-Fine Bovines LLC, Westfield Webb-Vue Nixon Haleigh 307,330M Robert A. Webb, Plymouth

306,470M Kellercrest O-Man Leah-ET Kellercrest Reg. Hol., Inc., Mount Horeb Kellercrest Skip Sazel 306,070M Kellercrest Reg. Hol., Inc., Mount Horeb Lost-Oak Durham Jody-ET 305,880M Barry M. Richardson, Milladore S-Fine Pippen 1996 Caitlin 304,500M So-Fine Bovines LLC, Westfield Tag-Lane Tredway Twist 6153 303,640M Kevin J. Griswold, Ixonia Parsons-Palace Rose 3858 302,580M Crave Brothers Farm LLC, Waterloo Paradise-DND Storm Shantel 302,460M Dan & Angie Rieder, Monroe Rosylane-LLC Lynch 2346 301,130M Rosy-Lane Holsteins LLC, Waterloo Horsens Justice 1023 300,340M Jeff & Connie Horsens, Cecil

Distinguished Service Award - William Hageman Sr. director for six years and our Associapresented by Rick Bovre tion President in 1988. A Wisconsin I’m honored to present the delegate to the National Convention Wisconsin Holstein Service Award for many times, in 1960 he as recipient of 2016. Unfortunately, and unexpectedly, the Wisconsin Outstanding Holstein our recipient, William Hageman of Boy and went on to be runner-up on Fond du Lac passed away just before the national level. Bill and his family this past Christmas. had many district show class winners Big Bill as I called him was a and bred multiple All-Wisconsin proud, honest and compassionate man winners. Also a bull he bred, Hagemans who cherished his family, his faith and Tempo, was honored by Wisconsin the Holstein cow. Holstein and placed on the Wall of Bill and his wife, Sodie, have two children, Susan and Bill Jr. and five Left to right: Lauren, Kelly, Bill Jr. & Justin Hageman, Fame in 2007. Until his passing in December, Bill grandchildren, all of which were his presenter Rick Bovre, Saloah Hageman, and Susan, was a valued volunteer on the ethics pride and joy. He treasured them all Katelyn & Dan Herlache committee at World Dairy Expo. For and prayed for them daily, which was the foundation of his life - his faith. His faith and willingness to share more than 20 years he could be found in the make-up area his faith and help others was the driving force behind the 23 years measuring and monitoring the length of the topline hair on every he spent spreading the word of God at our city & county jail on animal in the show. He probably was one of only a couple people Saturdays. He served Gideons International, also being an active that could say he put his hands on all the champions at Expo! Bill also worked the check-in door at the District, Spring and State member of Grace Reformed Church where he served as an elder. It was Bill’s passion for farming and his love of the Registered Shows and helped the ethics crew at the Royal a couple of years. For many years Big Bill was the driving force behind the very Holstein cow that encouraged the challenge of trying to select the right bull to compliment the needs of the cow to produce the best successful Fond du Lac County sale. It is still one of the highest next generation. It was many years ago as I walked the center aisle averaging county sales in America, now in its 71st year! And let us not forget Bill’s wife of 55 years, Sodie, who worked of their barn while Bill & Sodie milked their cows, that Bill brought up the idea of breeding for the balanced cow. What I heard then is side by side in the field and in the barn with Bill. They were both a popular concept in A.I. circles today. Breeding for the balanced great advocates of animal husbandry and I’m sure if Bill was here he’d being giving much credit to Sodie for her help in raising a great cow was his passion. Always willing to learn as a young inquisitive man, Bill, was family and always supporting his ambitions. I certainly would like to reiterate Bill’s extraordinary dedication quick to credit Gene Nelson of Gray View Farms as one of his mentors who supported and encouraged his passion of breeding to his family, his faith and the Registered Holstein cow and his years strong cow families. Big Bill told me numerous times that Gene put of dedication to the Wisconsin Holstein Association. While there him on the wash rack at shows and told him that the way you’ll are always disappointments in life, Bill always focused on the good. know the cattle are clean enough if you would drink the water that In closing, I want to say that I considered Bill a great friend and came off their bellies! Bill always sweated the little things because mentor to Paula and myself and certainly to many of you sitting he knew the big things would come easier. here tonight. Bill was a mentor to many young dairymen, helping them in As Bill looks down upon us, I can feel his spirit, I can see his breeding for the balanced cow or feeding that cow through his smile and feel his passion. His chores are done, the halters oiled & animal nutrition consultants job that he embarked upon after dis- hanging on the wall, the cows and heifers are content chomping on persing their herd in 1992. He enjoyed working with young people hay and knee deep in fresh bedding. The cows are brushed, tails who worked hard and tried to better themselves or their situation. washed and fluffed. With the smell of fresh pine shavings on the As a Wisconsin Holstein member he was a devoted state floor, it is time to turn down the lights. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2016-15

Early Bird Session

Saturday morning of the convention kicked off with a panel focused on high producing herds that included Steve and Amanda Killian of Dirt-Road Holsteins, Tom Kestell of Ever-Green-View and Dan Siemers of Siemers Holsteins. The panel moderated by WHA board member Kevin Jorgensen. Following is a brief summary and some highlights from the panel discussion. Tell us a little about your operation and where you started? Amanda: Steve and I both came from farming families. When we got married, we took over my mom’s farm. We started there with grade cows we had bought from my mom, took a handful of heifers from Left to right: Dan Siemers, Tom Kestell, Amanda & Steve Killian Steve’s place and the summer before we married, bought a herd of 20 Registered Jersey cows. We were really fortunate to pick up a cow at a sale a half hour from our place From the crowd: Feeding cows is obviously very important – that was 560 days in milk and open, that kind of fell between the what is your ration like? cracks. We picked the cow up that day and we laugh that we had to Steve: I don’t know if our ration is really that much different than take out a $2,000 loan to get her, but that’s how we started and she anyone else’s. My nutritionist will tell you we run the hottest ration changed our life. We bred her and she calved in with a bull a year he’s got, but we don’t have a lot of fresh cow problems. You can’t let later, and our first embryo transfer work started. Since then, we’ve had cows run out of feed. We also rotationally graze in the summer, so five kids in ten years, and life is not boring. Our oldest is a freshman half the haylage comes out of the ration then. The intakes of the cows can be even higher, and the health of the cows is tremendous. Two in high school and into what we do; it’s a great life. Tom: I was nine when my dad passed away, and I was already into years ago we were balancing rations for crude protein, now we’re cows at that time. I purchased my first Registered Holstein as a 4-H balancing amino acids. It’s about being able to make good, quality project calf, and the family was lost when we dispersed when I went feed, cow comfort and being able to get as much feed as energy dense to college. I went off to school to become a lawyer, but didn’t like it into the cows as you can. and dropped out and went back to the homestead. I bought a neighboring farm and milked there, too. My wife was a city girl, but I’d like to ask Dan specifically about crossbreeding and cow at this time, she is a full-time hired hand, probably just as much a part comfort? of success on our farm as anyone else. I’d like to point out that if I Dan: If you ever think that Registered Holsteins aren’t the way to go did something wrong or made a mistake in the beginning of my (and I’ll be happy to admit when I’m wrong)... back in the days when career, it’s that I didn’t start out higher up on the ladder. I bought we were a mattress herd, we did not have the statistics and research registered cows that weren’t going to get me there because that’s all I we have today. We ran a 26 or 27,000 herd average but our cull rate could afford. At a dispersal I bought a calf - that was 12 generations was high, our cell count was higher than we needed to be, and we ago, that is the foundation of the Elsie family. It takes a lifetime to were not where we wanted to be. About that time the crossbreeding information came out and the results looked promising. As things breed a good herd of cows. Dan: My generation is the fifth on the farm; when I was born we evolved, those cows calved and did well. About that time we transimilked about 200 registered cows. We then bought a stall barn that tioned everything to sand, and had overnight improvement. A few years later we looked at the results and where we were in we kept our better cows in, taking us to 300 cows. My sister Sherry, brother Paul and I all went to school, we all got jobs off the farm our herd. We realized that those cows were about 5,000 pounds of before we came back. We grew our dairy in 1995 and expanded at a milk behind our Holsteins. Our crossbred cows were fine with a lower location down the road. We went to 700 cows, and kept building to bar, but once we raised the bar and got more stuff out of the way, where we are today. We haven’t expanded now in ten years, so that things took off. Nowadays we don’t treat a cow for mastitis, cell count means we have really been able to develop the herd to where we can is always under 100,000. Some of those things, it’s a testament to sell 7-800 cows to other dairymen every year. It’s been a cool deal; today’s genetics, and a testament to how the whole business has we’re an IVF center for Trans Ova. It’s been fun and there is no better evolved. time in the business to breed cows than now. The progress that’s been What are your next 5 years goals, and any suggestions for made – there’s never been a time like it and its exciting. those in attendance? Amanda: When we started if anyone would’ve asked us our goals, How has your breeding philosophy evolved over the years? Tom: When I grew up I remember hearing people say I breed for we would have said to be still doing what we’re doing. Were it not for type and feed for milk. That’s like recruiting me to the NBA then our genetics, I don’t think there would be a future in it for our families. telling me to jump higher. I think you can breed for type – our BAA That being said, our 5-year goal is to continue building our cow family, is 110.9 and they’ve all been bred for production and balanced type. our home-grown family. We’re on the lookout for something else we’re I don’t think we have to sacrifice type to get high producing cows. I interested in to get something else going. Something else that we’re do know that if you use low producing bulls it is harder to have a high looking at doing more of is marketing – I think the potential is there producing herd. I want my cows to want to milk. Good cows that are for our farm, but we’re just too busy. Our goal is to keep this place bred well will milk if properly cared for. Every time we make an having income come in. As much as I don’t pressure our children, improvement on the farm, the cows improve. If you put in better Steve and I both grew up in families that if we didn’t farm, we’d have ventilation, the cows milk better. Genetics and feed has changed so to live with guilt for the rest of our lives. We don’t want that for our dramatically since I was young. I still remember the first bulls I picked children – we tell them all the time, just have passion about something. out when I was nine years old. The bulls today, you can choose what Grab onto something and light it on fire. We don’t care what it is. you want and you get what you breed for. I love the show ring but I’m not interested in participating in it. I think the show ring misleads a lot of dairymen, but everyone has to have their own thing in life, and mine is breeding production cows that go to countries and help bring their genetics up to modern standards. 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2016

2015 Top Performer Winners Junior Three Year Old

Five Year Old

EX-90 Legacy-Sch Gerard 7642 3-01 305d 40,954 4.9 1998 3.6 1474 5,732 pts. Legacy Farms, Shell Lake award by Alpha Genetics & WI Holstein

EX-91 Tramilda-N Eno-ET 5-06 305d 44,205 4.8 2124 3.3 1437 6,399 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo award by Alpha Genetics & Supreme Awards

Senior Three Year Old Junior Two Year Old Lars-Acres Argon Tierni-ET GP-83 2-00 305d 44,780 4.6 2063 3.7 1596 5,823 pts. Aaron Hass, Evansville award by Alpha Genetics & Accelerated Genetics

Senior Two Year Old Siemers Gwyn Glam-Dream-ET VG-88 2-11 298d 43,660 4.2 1854 3.0 1312 5,362 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton award by Alpha Genetics & Nasco

Legacy-Sch Gerard 7642

Webb-Vue Observer Iva-ET EX-91 3-08 305d 55,415 3.4 1880 3.0 1636 5,786 pts. (pictured on page 29) Tom Kestell, Waldo award by Alpha Genetics & Hoard’s Dairyman

Four Year Old Valley-Drive Sanchez Bolero EX-91 4-06 305d 56,803 3.7 2060 3.0 1642 6,539.5 pts. Valley Drive Holsteins, LLC, Campbellsport award by Alpha Genetics & East Central Select Sires

2015 HIGH Top Performer Six to Nine Year Old Farnear Shottle Favorite-ET VG-87 8-01 305d 48,434 5.3 2724 3.0 1424 6,861 pts. (pictured on page 28) Tom Kestell, Waldo award by St. Joseph Equipment & Alpha Genetics

10 Years & Older Ms Lidia-ET EX-90 12-6 305d 35,650 4.5 1599 3.2 1143 5,547 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo award by Alpha Genetics & Nasco

Ms Lidia-ET

Tramilda-N Eno-ET

Distinguished Holstein Breeder Jeffrey-Way Holsteins - Jeff & Kate Hendrickson The 2016 WHA Distinguished Breeders Jeff and Kate Hendrickson of Jeffrey-Way Holsteins, Belleville are the definition of a family farm. Not only have they filled their barn with an elite herd of Registered Holsteins, but they have also helped two of their children with founding animals for their own dairy herds. The Hendricksons have been recognized with Progressive Breeder recognition for 23 years, and Progressive Genetic Award recognition for 19 years. Just as impressive are the 146 Excellent females they have bred, including one at EX-95, eight at EX-94, 13 at EX-93, and 128 more scored 90 to 92 points. Add to those females four Excellent bulls, with the highest being EX-93. Just as impressive are the 21 Gold Medal Dams and four Dams of Merit that were bred and/or developed on the farm. With a BAA of 112.1, Jeff and Kate’s herd of 93 cows has a rolling herd average of 28,4567 pounds milk, with 4.02% 1143 fat and 3.19% 908 protein. The Hendricksons focus on breeding highscoring cows with high production over a number of lactations. They prefer to use high TPI bulls with an emphasis on type, as they milk their own cows and want them to look the part. The Hendrickson’s foundation cow family began with Inwood Taffy Apollo, an EX-93 daughter of Wayne-Spring Fond Apollo that Jeff purchased from John Auestad of Argyle in 1982. Taffy can be found in 90 percent of the pedigrees in the Hendrickson’s herd,

and her offspring continued her tradition of high milk and components. Of all the cows in the Taffy family, JeffreyWay Mascot Tina has been the biggest standout for Jeff and Kate. Tina was an EX-91 GMD DOM cow with a high record of 44,000 pounds of milk, with 4.1% fat and 3.1% protein. There were 20 bulls from Tina sent to AI, in addition to 100 embryos sold. Several of her daughters were Very Good and Excellent, and to date they maintain AI and embryo interest. Her granddaughter by Formation, Jeffrey-Way Formation Tate, EX-93, has 10 Excellent daughters to date, and her bull, Toplevel, was in the Semex USA lineup for a long time. Jeff and Kate have been tremendous leaders in the industry, serving on boards, hosting tours, and serving as mentors to their children that have entered the industry on their own. Jeff is currently serving on the Board of Directors for East Central Select Sires, and he and Kate are long-time 4-H club leaders. The Hendricksons have been a member of the county, state and national Holstein associations for 28 years. Other accolades include the Wisconsin Holstein Association’s Outstanding Young Breeder award in 1996 and the Green County Holstein Breeders Senior Breeder award in 2014. Wisconsin Holstein congratulates Jeff and Kate as the very deserving 2016 recipients of the Distinguished Breeder Award. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2016-17

Kim Bremmer – Ag Inspirations

If you’re a dairy producer in the 21st century, you’ve seen first hand how the public depicts the industry and the challenges we face as a business to promote our products. From the GMO debate to organic and conventional practices in farming, consumers are confused by the information available, whether it is fueled by a marketing scheme or the facts of food production. Wisconsin Holstein producers had the opportunity to hear Kim Bremmer of Ag Inspirations on Friday afternoon of the annual adult convention, a home-grown “Agvocate” adamant to maintain the integrity and facts of food production. Kim’s presentation left several in the crowd looking for resources and references to help spread the factual knowledge of food production. If you’re looking for websites to share or learn more about how to connect with consumers, this list is here to help. With that, we bring you…

Nine key resources for dairy producers to “Never Stop Learning”

• • • • • • • • • Be sure to check Kim and Ag Inspriations out on Facebook for more information. You can also visit her website, and tune into Ag Inspirations Radio.

Mark Tauscher Headlines Friday Evening

One of the highlights of the 2016 Convention was a visit from Mark Tauscher, former offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers, on Friday evening. He spoke with convention attendees for over an hour, highlighting his experiences on the farm growing up and taking numerous questions from the crowd. Tauscher attended Auburndale High School, where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball, and was a member of FFA. He made the UW-Madison football team as a walk-on in 1995, and shared jokes about how he provided shade for the upperclassmen during camp. By the end of his collegiate career, he was a starting right tackle and contributed significantly as a blocker to Ron Dayne’s Heisman Trophy-winning season during his 5th year. The Green Bay Packers drafted Tauscher in the 2000 NFL draft, and he was with the team until 2011. Tauscher shared his experiences under two different quarterbacks (Favre and Rodgers), and while the audience could not get him to share which he preferred, it was a great opportunity to hear about playing with two legendary Packers. Currently, Tauscher provides commentary on the Wisconsin Badgers football radio network, the Green Bay Packers radio network, and he appears twice a week on 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2016

WKTI radio in Milwaukee during the Packer season. The Holstein crowd was fortunate to have Tauscher answer questions from the audience relating to concussions in young football players, best and worst places to play football, and even one asking which teammate he would most trust with his kids. Following his presentation, Tauscher took photos with fans and signed autographs.

Young Adult Committee Educational Award

In 2009 it was a Wisconsin Holstein Board initiative to reach out to young adults to become more involved in the Wisconsin Holstein Association. The age group of 21-45 was targeted and the Young Adult Committee or YAC was formed. To generate funds for activities, the first Futures Sale was held in 2010, and tonight mark’s our 7th sale. Many of the original committee members are still involved today serving in some fashion and many have served on the Board of Directors as well. In 2015, the committee gave one award of $500 in Educational Award monies to Neil McDonah and a $500 gift to the Distinguished Young Breeder Award recipients, Troy and Jaime Noble. Five firsttime convention attendees were awarded with $100 each to help defray convention costs. This year the group is awarding one $500 Educational Award and $500 to the Distinguished Young Breeder. This year’s Educational Award recipient is Erica Lundberg. Erica farms near Osseo with her parents. Three years ago she decided to quit her teaching job to work full-time on her family’s farm. Each year she takes on additional responsibilities in an effort to fully take over the farm one day. She is entrusted to make most of the mating decisions and has invested in a few key cow families, most recently Luck E Advent Atlanta EX-94. Erica has done some showing and looks forward to showing at more high profiles shows as the herd develops. Having gone to school for teaching and not dairy, Erica is learning a lot as she goes and finds it important to attend any classes and clinics that she can. She intends to keep up with the fast paced changing and progressing industry. Erica plans to stay educated and “with the times” to give her farm an advantage more specifically with Holstein genetics and genomics. Erica’s father Alan Lundberg and herself have been a huge supporter of Wisconsin Holstein’s annual Futures Sale. Erica has been at former Futures Sales with her dad during her migration back to the farm. Erica grew up within the Wisconsin Holstein Association junior membership, though not on the same level of visibility as many. Right now, she works with youth within the county to make sure they have animals to show at the county fair if they are not from a farm. Their farm also had a Top Performer class winner two years ago. Erica has been very proactive in promoting and messaging the home farm on social media since she fully became a part of it as well. Erica was an art teacher with an extreme talent for painting but left it all for her true passion of farming with Holstein genetics. In the future Erica hopes to host dairy judging competitions on the farm and consign her own breeding to sales.

Wall of Fame Inductees Bull - KHW Kite Advent-Red

This year’s Wall of Fame bull is 7HO7872 KHW Kite AdventRed-ET, EX-94. Advent-Red is a Markwell Kite son of KampsHollow Altitude-ET, EX-95 2E DOM, an early Durham daughter. Altitude is backed by five EX dams with her third dam being D-R-A August EX-96 4E DOM, also on the Wall of Fame. Advent-Red was bred by the High Altitude Syndicate, Ryan Kamps and Ryan Weigel, Belmont, Wis. This year’s inductee has 157 siblings that have had an impact across the world. The bull sold 294,000 doses through distribution by Select Sires across the globe. He had 22,000 daughters in nine different countries including over 4,000 in Japan alone. As of 2015 he had 12,348 classified daughters, and is still +1.66 PTAT. With 1,456 Excellent daughters and over 4,000 Very Good daughters, Advent had an impressive 49.4% of his daughters scored VG or EX. Advent sired countless show winners in multiple countries including All-Americans and All-Canadians. He is a seven-time Premier Sire at WDE and is the reigning WDE Premier Sire. Select Sires has had a print done of their influential sires and Advent is the only Wisconsin bred bull on the print. Every great bull comes down to people. Red and White registrations have doubled over the last 10 years and that has more to do with the influence of Advent-Red and this cow family than anything else in the breed and it’s an amazing accomplishment for the breeders and distributors of Advent. Every bull has a story, and Advent’s is a special one. Advent was on track to go to Select Sires, but didn’t pass his health tests. Wayne and Beth Glaeser of Glaz-Way Enterprises Inc., Oakdale, Calif., took a chance on Advent and believed in him, and sold him through their distribution network. The bull stayed in the collection room the entire time he was at the stud.

Cow - Krull Broker Elegance

An entire book can be written on the accomplishments of this cow. Krull Broker Elegance was born, bred and raised just outside of Lake Mills, Wis., by Brian and Cindy Krull at Krull Farms. After calving in, she was purchased by two very gifted and talented young cowmen, Tom Cull and Joel Kietzman, and moved to Budjon Farms in Lomira. She completed five generations of EX and is an EX-96 2E GMD DOM All-American cow. Her descendants have made a dominating influence worldwide – not just North America and South America, but also in Japan, Australia and Europe. Wherever Holsteins are bred on this planet, she’s a one-name cow. Here’s just a few facts that are changing as we speak today. Elegance is the only cow in history whose descendants soley won the Premier Breeder banner at WDE six times. She’s also the only cow that’s a member of three generations of EX-95 scored cows that were nominated All-American. She has 68 classified daughters with 94% being scored VG or EX. The family has 65 All-American nominations. She produced over 500 embryos with over 200 going to Japan. There may never be another cow like her. In all the cows that have been registered, there may not be any that have had the statistics of Krull Broker Elegance.

Man - John D. Wuethrich

John D. Wuethrich was born in 1910 in Clark County. As a teenager, he milked his dad’s cows on 40 acres. As the farm grew, he took over as herdsman and took care of records at an early age. John always said that he was a cowman because he wanted to be and a creamery man because he had to be. As he grew up, he loved chemistry and was innovative in the creamery business. He attended Lawrence University in 1928 but returned home in 1929 when financial disaster hit the nation. When the bank went broke, considerable debt was incurred to keep his family business operating. Dedication and hard work paid off every dollar of indebtedness and allowed Grassland Butter to grow into what it is today, the largest independent creamery in the U.S. When you think of John D. Wuethrich, you think Grassland Butter. For John D., butter was a business, but Holsteins were his love. As a result of breeding several champion bulls and the sale of their offspring, Distinction Farms had a tremendous impact on hundreds of dairy herds over the years. During the 1940’s they were especially successful with their annual bull auction at the farm. He had a keen eye for genetics and enjoyed his time attending shows and visiting herds. He was a 4-H dad all the way – as a 4-H leader he taught his kids to make rope halters. As a 4-H dairy leader for over 25 years, he’d trim the hooves of every animal that went to the county fair. Even while running the largest creamery in the world, he was worried about his Holstein kids showing their best. Many boys and girls who are presently in the Holstein industry benefited from his sponsorship in the National 4-H Dairy Conference. John D. and his family have been innovators in both farming and industry. They were first in making flavored butter, early users of the continuous churn and the first company to specialize in the food service business. They presently package for over 30 labels with the philosophy, “Quality, good at home and in public.” He was a super merchandiser of both cattle and butter. He always demonstrated modesty concerning his business successes and was reluctant to mention his various awards. However, it is known that he was director of the National Butter Institute, President of the Central Wisconsin Cheese and Buttermakers Association, a former director of ADA of Wisconsin and a recipient of their Cow Bell Award. As an active promoter and organizer of Holstein consignment sales, John D. was also a prime force in the formation of the Central Wisconsin Holstein Breeders Organization (which ran the Kow Kountry Klassic sale for years) and the former Western Wisconsin Holstein Group with its West Salem Sale. In addition, John D. was a director of the Wisconsin Holstein Association for several terms. A highlight of his Holstein involvement was co-chairing with Frank Case the 1968 National Convention in Milwaukee. John D. also served on his church board, as a Rotarian for 35 years, on several fair boards, on the Neillsville Memorial Hospital Board and on the Neillsville Bank Board for 25 years. He was honored as a Distinguished Agriculturist by the University of Wisconsin. John was a former president of the Clark County Holstein Board of Directors and received its Distinguished Service Award. In 1987, he was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the Wisconsin Holstein Association. Until he died on Feb. 12, 1991 at the age of 80, John D. was at the creamery every day. He liked to be on hand for classification or to just drop in at the Distinction Farm to check out the cows. He will always be remembered as “John D. Wuethrich, Mr. Holstein of Central Wisconsin”.

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Opine by Beth Herges, Oklahoma by Kathy DeBruin

Prismagen Epic Oklahoma-ET

VG-86 at 2Y 1-09 27,066 1016F 900P ~ Fresh & ready to see the classifier! ~ Daughters by Kingboy, Armory & McGucci ~ Currently being flushed Her Dam, back:

Hickorymea Manoman Opine-P EX-90 2-08 3x 365 34,910 4.3 1486 3.5 1222

Allan & Sue Lundberg

W12976 Huskelhus Rd. Osseo, WI 54758 • Allan - 715-450-1989 Erica - 608-317-6052

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2nd Dam: Hickorymea Shot Ovada-P-ET VG-85 2-02 2x 365 26,430 3.8 1000 3.3 868 3rd Dam: Hickorymea Bosco Oval-P-ET EX-90 4th Dam: Hickorymea Bwood Ossie P-ET EX-91 GMD DOM

Inquiries welcome! District 2

Marathon County Calf & Heifer Showcase Sale Saturday, April 16 • 12:00 noon hosted by Dream Team Holsteins, Merrill, WI

Amlaird Lee Alice-ET

KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET

Fustead Mogul Lilac-ET

EX-94 2E 7-05 2x 365 36,980 5.0 1837 3.2 1186

EX-96 3E DOM 4-01 2x 365 35,750 4.7 1682 3.7 1314

VG-87 DOM 2-02 2x 365 30,330 4.9 1477 3.3 1005

Selling is a choice of 2 Windbrook winter yearlings from Alice’s VG-88 Atwood. Next dams 2E-94, 3E-97 DOM and 2E-95 DOM.

Summer yearling sells from the Apple family. She’s sure to please! Also selling is a beautiful red December calf.

Don & Jenna Fahey & Nathan King

John Boschma

Her +2553 GTPI Bayonet December calf sells. She’s backed by an EX-90 GMD DOM Bolton, a VG-87 GMD DOM Oman and EX-90 GMD Fustead Holsteins DOM Aaron.

Donnanview Wbrook Amber-ETS

Rhineland Durham Amy

Windy-Knoll-View Pimlico-ET

VG-89 All-WI Senior 2 Yr Old 2014 2-03 2x 294 23,650 3.3 787 3.0 709

EX-95 4E GMD DOM 8-00 2x 365 44,810 3.5 1548 3.1 1376

EX-93 EX-MS 2E 5-06 305 35,630 3.4 1225 2.9 1047

Her September 2015 Doorman maternal sister sells. A great opportunity! Dam is a VG-86 ManO-Man, then EX-94 Goldwyn and 4 more VG or MilkSource Genetics EX dams.

A December 2015 Golden Dreams calf sells from Amy, the All-American Senior 3 Year Old 2006. She already has 4 EX daughters - she could be the Tree-Hayven Holsteins next!

Pimlico is the 4th dam to three beautiful calves selling. Two born October ’15 by EDG Mogul Link-Up 8217-ET, +2425G & +2526G, and a November ’15 Mr Mogul Denver 14260-ET, +2388G.

Langs Twin-Elm Farms, Inc.

More exciting consignments... • First choice of June 2016 Sid calves from an EX-91 Stormatic with 92-MS, 2nd Dam EX-90, then Vital-I Lincoln Bonnie EX-96. Dillon Breyer • First choice from five March 2016 Atwoods from Fustead Durham EvelynET, EX-93 & Nominated All-American in 2009. Fustead Holsteins • A pair of exceptional March show calves from an elite young herd sire with an EX-94 dam. Sherri & Dennis Christoph • Hero from the Elegance Family. A fancy March calf. Gary Popp • Beemer March calf out of the Durham Juba family. Paul Ossmann • March calf with an EX-93 Outside granddam. Rob Yenter • January *RC Doorman with an EX Guthrie 2nd dam. Matt, Molly & Ben Dorshorst • Fancy R&W Luck-E Awesome December calf. David & Dawn Windle • Born September 1 & ready for the ring! Oeh-My Klents Marilee from 5 gen. EX dams. Oeh-My Farm • September Sanchez sells from a solid cow family. Also selling is an October Guthrie x Pronto. Mike Vliestra • A Bayonet December calf, +2442G, from 10 generations VG and EX dams. Bauman, Reeson & Lang • Numero Uno heifer due May 2016 to sexed Dearing. 3rd dam is RegancrestPR Barbie-ET EX-92. Langs Twin-Elm Farms, Inc.

• Fancy fall calf sired by Sprint. Tomkins Farm LLC • Equation fall calf from 7 generations of VG and EX. Hank Boschma • An October 2015 +2482 GTPI Denver calf sells. Sam Zimmerman • Big framed summer yearling. Sam-Way Dairy • This one has it all! Glaucoma from a VG-86 Absolute 2 year old. Craig Krohlow • Styish *RC spring yearling from the Pala family. Jay Jauquet • Full age summer yearling with 4 gen. VG or EX dams. Har-Dale-Acres • A Windhammer winter yearling sells - extreme show ring potential with a great pedigree. Tyler Giddings • An Atwood fall yearling sells - a silky, dairy heifer bred to Sid from an EX-92 Advent. Don & Jenna Fahey • Windbrook fall yearling. Jim Mayer and Chase & Willow Oehmichen • January 2016 *RC Advent from VG-86 2 year old backed by 3 EX dams including Acme Star Lily EX-94. Don & Liz Mayer • An Atwood due July 2016 to Monterey from an EX Bolton from the Saturday family. Leon and Lyle Matthiae • October 2015 Braxton from a Fever from the Harborcrest Rose Milly EX-97 3E family. Bryant Natzke • Richman from a Guthrie from the Maui family. Oehmichen & Kietzman • Kristoff springer due right after the sale from a Goldwyn dam. Kingdom Haven

Sale Sponsored by Marathon County Holstein Breeders Location: Dream Team Holsteins, Don & Jenna Fahey, 11360 Rainbow Drive Merrill, WI 54452 Directions: From Hwy. 29 take Hwy. O north to Rainbow Drive and west 1/2 mile. For more information contact Don at 715-573-0820.

For a catalog please email or view our event page for updates - wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2016-21

Wisconsin Holstein Treasure Quest 2016 Calf Entries


BHHD Goldchip Bombshell Born 9-19-2015

Reg. #840003132570586

Sire: Mr Chassity Gold Chip-ET Dam: Ryan-Vu Lauin Botanica EX-90 4-07 2x 305 36,060 3.7 1352 3.1 1112 2nd Dam: Ryan-Vu Aeroline Basket EX-90 2E 3rd Dam: Ryan-Vu Storm Beauty-ET EX-94 4th Dam: Indianhead Ballerina EX-91 GMD 5th Dam: Indianhead Mandingo Bridget EX-92 GMD DOM 6th Dam: Triple-J-Mac Bic Betty EX-94 GMD DOM


Ryan-Vu Lauin Botanica EX-90

Bur-Wall Armani Applejack Born 3-22-2015

Reg. #143382573

Sire: Mr Apples Armani-ET Dam: Bur-Wall Lnr Awesome-Red-ET EX-92 3-06 2x 333 45,850 3.7 1680 3.0 1393 2nd Dam: Kamps-Hollow Amen-ET EX-90 GMD DOM 3rd Dam: Kamps-Hollow RR Aurora EX-92 DOM 4th Dam: Clover-Mist Alisha EX-93 3E DOM 5th Dam: Clover-Mist Augy Star EX-94 4E DOM 6th Dam: D-R-A August EX-96 4E DOM August


Owner: Nicole Ballweg, Dane

Owner: Wallace Behnke, Brooklyn

Bur-Wall Lnr Awesome-Red-ET EX-92

Golden-Rose Bwire Cloud-Red Born 4-4-2015

Reg. #74310100

Sire: Hylite Barbwire-Red-ET Dam: Dream-Hill Clover-Red-ET *PO VG-85 2-00 2x 192 13,294 3.9 505 3.2 419 inc. 2nd Dam: Golden-Rose Ad Candy-Red-ET EX-91 3rd Dam: Herrvales Jordan Cally GP-83 4th Dam: Smiling-Hill Ru Calloway-ET EX-92 3E 5th Dam: Smiling-Hill TT Contessa EX-92 4E Next dams: EX-92 2E, EX-90, EX-92 2E

Owner: Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Watertown

Golden-Rose Bwire Cloud-Red


Joliam Rose 4910-Red-ET Born 9-15-2015

Reg. #840003130800568 Owner: Jessica & Nicole Pralle, Humbird

Sire: Mr Apples Armani-ET Dam: Joliam Raven-Red EX-93 2E 5-06 3x 365 48,370 5.0 2428 3.2 1525 2nd Dam: Elm-Mound Septstorm 3251-ET VG-85 2-11 3x 321 35,540 3.1 1116 2.9 1022 3rd Dam: Stelbro Renita Ravel-ET VG-88 4th Dam: Stelbro Renita Ranger-Red EX-94 3E Joliam Raven-Red EX-93 2E


Mauk-E-Way Beemer Audery Born 9-1-2015

Reg. #143537469

Sire: Pol Butte Mc Beemer-ET Dam: Mauk-E-Way Dempsey Ali-TW-ET VG-86 3Y 1-11 2x 307 17,890 3.3 582 3.2 569 2nd Dam: Budjon Encore Annalie-ET EX-94 3E 4-02 2x 365 26,910 3.8 1020 3.1 836 3rd Dam: Budjon Stardust Anisa-ET EX-96 3E HM All-American 125,000 lb. Cow 2006, 2004 Nom. All-American Aged Cow 2003 22–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2016

Owner: Bryan & Brittney Mauk, Plymouth

Budjon Encore Annalie-ET EX-94 3E

Wisconsin Holstein Treasure Quest 2016 Calf Entries


Mel-TV-BP Dundee Daisey-ET Born 7-14-2015

Reg #840003012654827 Owner: Tessa & Stella Schmocker, Whitewater

Sire: Regancrest Dundee-ET Dam: Frahil Goldwyn Dixie EX-94 2E 3-03 2x 365 32,083 4.4 1421 3.2 1041 2nd Dam: Frahil Stormatic Deluxe-ET VG-86 Can 3-03 2x 295 19,984 3.1 615 2.9 588 3rd Dam: Cairnslane Stardust Delite VG-85 Can Next dams: VG-88 Can, VG-87 Can Frahil Goldwyn Dixie EX-94 2E


Miss Summer Slush-ET Born 12-4-2015

Reg. pending

Sire: Mr Chassity Gold Chip-ET Dam: Miss Summer Serenade-ET VG-89 2-05 2x 365 32,600 4.3 1397 3.1 1002 2nd Dam: Crescentmead Summer Breeze EX-90 2-11 2x 365 37,530 3.7 1390 2.9 1090 All-American Summer Yearling 2006 3rd Dam: Edgeleh Outside Berry EX-93 3rd Fall Yearling, WDE 2003


Miss Summer Serenade-ET VG-89

Ms Ry-Oeh-Kl Reginald Cupid Born 6-2-2015

Reg. #840003128812572

Sire: Regancrest Reginald-ET Dam: Wargo-Acres Fever Catie-ET EX-90 2-11 2x 289 23,530 3.4 789 2.9 676 2nd Dam: Regancrest A Candice-ET EX-90 3-11 3x 365 36,770 3.9 1426 2.9 1084 3rd Dam: Regancrest Mac Calissa-ET EX-91 4th Dam: Regancrest Cinderella EX-92 2E GMD DOM 5th Dam: Regancrest-PR Barbie-ET EX-92 GMD DOM


Owner: Summer Breeze Syndicate, Ixonia

Owner: Chad Ryan, Krista Luedtke & Cbase & Willow Oehmichen, Abbotsford Wargo-Acres Fever Catie-ET EX-90

Our-Favorite Defiant Alixah

Born 9-20-2015 Reg #840003129454937 Sire: Scientific B Defiant-ET Dam: KHW Alxndr Ayako-ET VG-85 VG-MS 3-08 3x 365 30,430 4.3 1305 3.6 1109 2nd Dam: KHW Goldwyn Aiko-ET EX-91 DOM 5-07 2x 365 29,150 5.1 1500 3.8 1104 3rd Dam: Kamps-Hollow Altitude-ET EX-95 2E DOM 7-00 2x 365 39,690 4.7 1849 3.3 1310 Next Dams: 3E-93 DOM, 4E-94 DOM, 4E-96 DOM August

Owner: Todd Stanek, Fall Creek

KHW Alxndr Ayako-ET VG-85

Each of these calves has the chance to be chosen in the 2016 WHA Treasure Quest, sponsored by the Wisconsin Holstein Association. Tickets can be purchased for $100 each - the winning ticket gets a new heifer calf and the winning breeder a $7000 check! For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact a WHA Board of Director, member of the BIMP Committee, or the office at 1-800-223-4269. The winner will be drawn at the Midwest National Spring Show, April 23, in Madison, WI. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2016-23

Wisconsin Holstein Treasure Quest 2016 Calf Entries


RHC Brazzle Repeat-ET

Born 4-14-2015 Reg #840003125904598 Sire: Arrowstar Brazzle-Imp-ET Dam: Golden-Oaks Ashock Rebel-ET EX-91 3-03 2x 342 28,720 3.3 954 2.8 792 2nd Dam: Pfaffs-WO Durham Replay VG-88 3rd Dam: Pfaffs Gibson Rally EX-94 3E HM All-American Senior 2 Year Old 2005 Next Dams: EX-90, 3E-94 GMD DOM, 2E-92 GMD DOM, EX-90 DMD DOM, 4E-97 GMD Roxy


Owner: Kelsey Cramer, Juda

Golden-Oaks Ashock Rebel-ET EX-91

Roxy-Dane Goldwyn Jojo-ET Born 12-1-2015

Reg. #143638375 Owner: Joseph Endres, Sauk City

Sire: Braedale Goldwyn Dam: Wilstar Linjet Julia-ET EX-92 2E 4-06 2x 365 33,050 3.9 1291 3.3 1084 2nd Dam: 2nd-Look Durhm Juba 3433-ET EX-95 2E GMD 7-04 2x 365 47,400 3.7 1734 2.8 1318 Lifetime: 215,230 7504 6411 All-Wisconsin 125,000 lb. Cow 2008 Wilstar Linjet Julia-ET EX-92 2E


Zehrview EV Crageous Cutie Born 3-5-2015

Reg. #840003128940581

Sire: KHW Elm-Park Acme-ET Dam: WR-Zehr EV Chaos Chili-ET VG-86 2Y 2nd Dam: Black-Lion Complete Chaos-ET EX-94 6-08 2x 305 30,690 3.6 1097 3.0 926 3rd Dam: Black-Lion Haleys Comet EX-91 4th Dam: Black-Lion Charger Haley EX-91 5th Dam: Trielm Park Hetty EX-92 2E

Owner: Tessa & Stella Schmocker, Whitewater

Black-Lion Complete Chaos-ET EX-94


Wargo-Acres Fever 2180 Born 6-2-2015

Reg. #146338375

Sire: Crackholm Fever-ET Dam: Wargo-Acres Braxton 1385 EX-90 EX-MS 2-03 3x 330 37,610 3.1 1183 2.9 1092 2nd Dam: Wargo-Acres Bolton 929 VG-85 VG-MS 3-10 3x 337 36,580 3.7 1346 2.9 1066 Lifetime: 969d 103,170 3.7 3846 2.9 3037 Next dams: VG-87, GP-82, VG-86


Owner: Wargo Acres, Lodi

Wargo-Acres Silver Medallion Born 10-24-2015

Reg. #840003130264223

Sire: KHW Elm-Park Acme-ET Dam: Wargo-Acres Guth Mankato-ET VG-89 1-11 3x 312 24,582 4.2 1040 3.4 843 2nd Dam: Wargo-Acres Blton Mopsie-ET EX-93 2E 6-03 3x 365 42,000 3.8 1613 3.1 1306 3rd Dam: Wargo-Acres Mardi-ET VG-86 GMD 4th Dam: Wargo-Acres Melrose EX-94 3E GMD DOM Next dams: VG-87 GMD, EX-90 2E GMD DOM

Owner: Wargo Acres, Lodi

Wargo-Acres Guth Mankato-ET VG-89 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2016

The Behnke family thanks everyone who has had a hand in Gigi’s success.

Wallace & Donna Behnke • Bob & Denise Behnke 1324 Mortensen Road, Brooklyn, WI 53521 | 608-279-4243 | E-mail: | wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2016-25

Wisconsin’s Production Top 10s 2x Milk 1. Bur-Wall Buckeye Gigi EX-94 2. Bur-Wall Cable Paint EX-90 3. Bur-Wall Morty Partygirl EX-90 4. Cherry Crest Manoman Roz-ET EX-91 5. Miss Marconi Phashion EX-93 6. Rose-Lyn Marconi Confetti EX-92 7. Bur-Wall Cadence Rita EX-93 8. Heatherstone Surreal-ET VG-87 9. Ocean-View Outside Dacia EX-90 10. Gold-N-Oaks J Lumin2008-ET VG-85

8-02 365 74,650 2.8% 2,126 3.0% 2,251 6-08 365 55,110 4.3% 2,382 3.1% 1,728 9-00 365 54,440 3.7% 1,990 3.2% 1,719 4-08 365 54,370 2.9% 1,562 2.9% 1,598 6-00 365 53,680 3.3% 1,794 3.1% 1,640 4-08 365 53,530 3.6% 1,915 3.0% 1,594 4-10 365 50,100 3.4% 1,685 3.1% 1,531 4-11 365 49,770 4.4% 2,173 3.0% 1,484 13-6 365 49,720 3.8% 1,868 2.5% 1,249 4-06 365 49,380 2.9% 1,448 2.6% 1,307

Bur-Wall Holsteins Brooklyn Bur-Wall Holsteins Brooklyn Bur-Wall Holsteins Brooklyn Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc. Newton Glenn-Ann Holsteins Albany Bur-Wall Holsteins Brooklyn Bur-Wall Holsteins Brooklyn Heatherstone Enterprises, Inc. Baraboo Ocean View Genetics Deerfield John & Judy Swenson Barneveld

6-08 365 55,110 4.3% 2,382 3.1% 1,728 4-10 365 44,700 5.0% 2,230 3.4% 1,508 5-00 365 47,200 4.7% 2,219 3.3% 1,551 6-07 305 41,110 5.4% 2,206 3.0% 1,251 7-03 365 43,630 5.0% 2,183 2.9% 1,262 1-10 365 37,050 5.9% 2,174 3.3% 1,213 4-11 365 49,770 4.4% 2,173 3.0% 1,484 6-00 365 46,450 4.6% 2,154 3.2% 1,481 4-11 365 46,830 4.6% 2,138 3.3% 1,531 8-02 365 74,650 2.8% 2,126 3.0% 2,251

Bur-Wall Holsteins Brooklyn Heatherstone Enterprises, Inc. Baraboo Brenda Lee Behnke Brooklyn Michael Jackson Barron Claire M. Van Dyk New Richmond Lambrecht Farms Kewaunee Heatherstone Enterprises, Inc. Baraboo Heatherstone Enterprises, Inc. Baraboo Glenn-Ann Holsteins Albany Bur-Wall Holsteins Brooklyn

8-02 365 74,650 2.8% 2,126 3.0% 2,251 6-08 365 55,110 4.3% 2,382 3.1% 1,728 9-00 365 54,440 3.7% 1,990 3.2% 1,719 6-00 365 53,680 3.3% 1,794 3.1% 1,640 4-08 365 54,370 2.9% 1,562 2.9% 1,598 4-08 365 53,530 3.6% 1,915 3.0% 1,594 5-00 365 47,200 4.7% 2,219 3.3% 1,551 8-10 365 47,160 4.0% 1,882 3.3% 1,538 4-10 365 50,100 3.4% 1,685 3.1% 1,531 4-11 365 46,830 4.6% 2,138 3.3% 1,531

Bur-Wall Holsteins Brooklyn Bur-Wall Holsteins Brooklyn Bur-Wall Holsteins Brooklyn Glenn-Ann Holsteins Albany Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc. Newton Bur-Wall Holsteins Brooklyn Brenda Lee Behnke Brooklyn Glenn-Ann Holsteins Albany Bur-Wall Holsteins Brooklyn Glenn-Ann Holsteins Albany

Fat 1. Bur-Wall Cable Paint EX-90 2. Brookhill Goldwyn Cecile EX-95 3. Bur-Wall Ashlar Nabisco VG-88 4. Jerian Advent Shady-ET EX-91 5. Willows-Edge Ad Mick-Red-ET EX-94 6. Ms Dreary Desire-ET VG-87 7. Heatherstone Surreal-ET VG-87 8. Reinecke-Hol Sept Storm S4 EX-93 9. Glenn-Ann Pipers Dream-ET EX-90 10. Bur-Wall Buckeye Gigi EX-94

Protein 1. Bur-Wall Buckeye Gigi EX-94 2. Bur-Wall Cable Paint EX-90 3. Bur-Wall Morty Partygirl EX-90 4. Miss Marconi Phashion EX-93 5. Cherry Crest Manoman Roz-ET EX-91 6. Rose-Lyn Marconi Confetti EX-92 7. Bur-Wall Ashlar Nabisco VG-88 8. Glenn-Ann Jasper Shiner EX-94 9. Bur-Wall Cadence Rita EX-93 10. Glenn-Ann Pipers Dream-ET EX-90

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Wisconsin’s Production Top 10s 3x Milk 1. Webb-Vue Observer Iva-ET 2. Ever-Geen-View Le Plume-ET 3. Ever-Geen-View Charm-ET 4. Farnear Shottle Favorite-ET 5. Ever-Geen-View Le Vegie-ET 6. Hendel Niagra Jess 3314 7. Joliam Alexandr 3986 8. Ever-Geen-View Annex-ET 9. Broeks Elvimar-ET 10. Glenmark Just Donut-ET

EX-91 VG-87 VG-88 VG-87 EX-90 G-76 VG-88 VG-86 EX-90 EX-90

3-08 365 67,720 3.4% 2,333 3.0% 2,007 4-08 365 59,620 3.2% 1,924 2.9% 1,743 6-09 365 57,590 3.5% 1,996 3.0% 1,734 8-01 365 56,900 5.4% 3,070 3.0% 1,694 6-09 365 55,860 3.4% 1,927 2.8% 1,580 3-09 365 55,360 3.5% 1,938 2.9% 1,614 3-01 365 55,280 3.6% 2,017 3.0% 1,643 3-04 365 54,750 3.9% 2,118 3.1% 1,674 3-10 365 54,670 3.4% 1,860 2.9% 1,588 3-07 365 53,680 3.8% 2,023 3.2% 1,709

Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Brian Michael Begert Selz Farm, Inc. Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell

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VG-87 VG-85 EX-90 EX-91 EX-90 EX-91 EX-93 EX-92 VG-85 EX-91

8-01 365 56,900 5.4% 3,070 3.0% 1,694 7-10 365 47,420 5.7% 2,692 3.4% 1,623 5-06 365 49,410 5.1% 2,544 3.4% 1,658 5-06 365 53,060 4.7% 2,486 3.2% 1,678 3-08 365 45,360 5.4% 2,461 3.4% 1,551 5-06 365 51,110 4.8% 2,433 3.3% 1,668 5-06 365 48,370 5.0% 2,428 3.2% 1,525 5-02 365 51,230 4.6% 2,352 3.1% 1,594 3-04 365 45,230 5.2% 2,344 3.1% 1,417 3-08 365 67,720 3.4% 2,333 3.0% 2,007

Thomas J. Kestell Waldo Jeta Holsteins Waldo Thomas J. Kestell Waldo Thomas J. Kestell Waldo Thomas J. Kestell Waldo Thomas J. Kestell Waldo Jessica & Nicole Pralle Humbird Thomas J. Kestell Waldo Dennis & Cynthia Begert Neillsville Thomas J. Kestell Waldo

EX-91 VG-87 VG-88 EX-90 VG-87 EX-91 VG-86 EX-91 EX-90 VG-88

3-08 365 67,720 3.4% 2,333 3.0% 2,007 4-08 365 59,620 3.2% 1,924 2.9% 1,743 6-09 365 57,590 3.5% 1,996 3.0% 1,734 3-07 365 53,680 3.8% 2,023 3.2% 1,709 8-01 365 56,900 5.4% 3,070 3.0% 1,694 5-06 365 53,060 4.7% 2,486 3.2% 1,678 3-04 365 54,750 3.9% 2,118 3.1% 1,674 5-06 365 51,110 4.8% 2,433 3.3% 1,668 5-06 365 49,410 5.1% 2,544 3.4% 1,658 3-01 365 55,280 3.6% 2,017 3.0% 1,643

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Fat 1. Farnear Shottle Favorite-ET 2. Jeta Bambi-ET 3. Morningview Jeevs Jammin-ET 4. Ammon-Peachey Mallory-ET 5. Ever-Geen-View Etax-ET 6. Tramilda-N Eno-ET 7. Joliam Raven-Red 8. Ms Lenara-ET 9. Echowood Legacy of Pledge 10. Webb-Vue Observer Iva-ET

Protein 1. Webb-Vue Observer Iva-ET 2. Ever-Geen-View Le Plume-ET 3. Ever-Geen-View Charm-ET 4. Glenmark Just Donut-ET 5. Farnear Shottle Favorite-ET 6. Ammon-Peachy Mallory-ET 7. Ever-Geen-View Annex-ET 8. Tramilda-N Eno-ET 9. Morningview Jeevs Jammin-ET 10. Joliam Alexandr 3986

Waldo Waldo Waldo Waldo Waldo Waldo Waldo Waldo Waldo Humbird

Rickert Bros. LLC Home of Rickland Holsteins

Doug, Linda, Corey & Tammy Hodorff N3832 Hwy. W, Eden, WI 53019

Jim & Kelly, Greg & Laura, Andrew & Shannon, Don & Lila Rickert Eldorado, WI 54932

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RHA: 1044 cows 30,322 3.8 1159 3.0 916 21 Year Progressive Genetics Herd wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2016-27

Wisconsin’s Leading Production Ladies By Ashley Yager

Bur-Wall Buckeye Gigi Bur-Wall Holsteins, Brooklyn New National Production Leader 1st Wisconsin Milk & Protein - 2x

The dairy state has once again produced a record-setting Holstein, as Bur-Wall Buckeye Gigi has claimed the national milk record title with a 365-day record of 74,650 pounds milk, with 2126 pounds fat and 2142 pounds protein, produced at eight years of age. Gigi was bred and owned by Bur-Wall Holsteins, the Wallace and Donna, Bob and Denise Behnke families of Brooklyn, Wis. Nine-year-old Gigi, an R-E-W Buckeye-ET daughter scored EX-94 3E, has performed for the bulk tank and the show ring. She set her own precedent when she made 52,000 pounds milk as a fiveyear-old in 365 days. Before her record-breaking performance, Gigi took third place and was Best Udder in the four-year-old class at the 2011 Midwest Spring National Holstein Show. In 2012 she was eighth in the five-year-old class at World Dairy Expo, and perhaps her greatest honor came in 2013 when she met the qualifications to become Holstein Association USA’s Star of the Breed. The dam of Gigi is Long-Haven Jolt Cassie-ET, VG-88 DOM, a Second-Look Jolt daughter that Wallace purchased as a two-monthold calf at the Stevenson County Spring Sizzler sale in Illinois. At the time of the mating Buckeye was still a very new bull, but a cute little black calf was the result. Gigi was a 4-H project for the Behnke’s nephew as a calf and yearling before she blossomed into a VG-88 two-year-old. Gigi has graced the cover of the Semex bull book and stood on the Semex Walk of Fame at World Dairy Expo. Dubbed a diva by those that love her most, she is known for escaping from her box stall at her own leisure. The Behnkes say it’s not uncommon to find her out grazing in the nearby alfalfa field, and she requires a special lock on her stall to stay put. The Behnkes have done a few IVF sessions on Gigi, and will sell six Byway and six Goldwyn IFV sorted female eggs at this spring’s Hammertime at Heritage sale. They are planning to switch to conventional flushing to fill the foreign market, and are hoping to try Supersire. Gigi has over 250,000 pounds of lifetime milk in four lactations, and she has given a live heifer calf in each of those calvings, all from conventional semen. All four are still in the herd – Bur-Wall Talent

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Gina, VG-88, Bur-Wall Lheros Giggles, EX-90, Bur-Wall Braxton Ginger, VG-87 first calf, and her latest calf, Bur-Wall Brokaw GG Gorgeous. The Behnke family is grateful for everyone that has touched Gigi in this journey, from the people that help at the show, to those that trim her feet, to the people that mix the feed, and the vet that does herd check. Bur-Wall Holsteins is home to 50 Registered Holsteins, with a rolling herd average of 32,377 pounds of milk, 3.9% 1256 fat and 3.2% 1029 protein, and a BAA of 110.6.

Bur-Wall Cable Paint Bur-Wall Holsteins, Brooklyn 1st Wisconsin Fat – 2x

Bur-Wall Cable Paint, EX-90, was the top fat producing cow in the 2x category. Her record at 6-08 365d was 55,110 pounds milk, with 4.3% 2382 fat and 3.1% 1728 protein. Sired by Rose-Lyn Throne Cable-ET, she has been an under the radar individual in the Bur-Wall Holsteins herd. Cable Paint is from an EX-91 Emory x VG-85 Redstar x VG-86 Caveman-Red x Elginvue Regal Arlene-Red, EX-90. Bob Behnke purchased Arlene’s Caveman-Red daughter, One&Only Audra-Red-ET, VG-86, privately from a family that went out of business nearly 20 years ago. He says the family has always been outstanding in components. The Behnkes have two daughters from Cable Paint – a VG-86 first-calf Lavanguard, and a Gold Chip heifer. They also have a Shottle granddaughter from the Lavanguard. The cow family is one that tends to slide under the radar. They come in nice as two-yearolds, but tend to mature nicely as three-year-olds and just keep getting better as slower-maturing individuals.

Farnear Shottle Favorite-ET Ever-Green-View Farms, Waldo 2015 Wisconsin Top Performer 1st Wisconsin Fat - 3x

Favorite’s cow family is one of the premier cow families of the breed. The Ralma cow family has tremendous spring of rib, capacity throughout and a will to milk with great components. Tom Kestell purchased Favorite as a milking two-year-old at a Top 10 Sale held in

Farnear Shottle Favorite-ET VG-87

Wisconsin several years ago. Favorite is very close to 200,000 pounds of milk lifetime, produced in just three lactations. Favorite has over 90,000 pounds of milk this lactation in 640 days. She has done that while carrying a 5% fat and has over 4500 pounds of butterfat in those 640 days. The Kestells flushed Favorite for several years and many of her embryos were exported around the world. They sold a young Alta Ross calf from Favorite at the Waupaca-Waushara Sale to Grady Auer, and she made 38,000 pounds of milk last year with a 5% fat test. Favorite was just flushed to Delta and made ten #1 and four #2 embryos. Tom is a strong believer in that good cow families perform, regardless of their index. Favorite proves this, as she is minus on fat index despite many generations of high component cows behind her. Her daughter also has extreme components, only continuing to prove the index wrong. Favorite produced her Top Performer record on 3x, but also on 3x testing weights. Favorite’s Top Performer record at 8-01 3x 365d includes 56,900 pounds milk 5.4% 3070 fat and 3.0% 1694 protein.

her 12th test day this year, Iva still had 209 pounds of milk. She is an extremely persistent cow and produces milk easily from a great udder. She was scored EX-91 during this lactation and milking over 200 pounds of milk per day. The Kestells currently have four milking daughters of Iva – an Epic and two Uno daughters that are VG-85 and VG-MS, and another daughter by Uno that is not scored yet. All of these daughters will have over 40,000 pounds of milk as two-year-olds and they are all bred back to calve again. Bob Webb has been very successful with Iva’s cow family. Bulls currently in AI include proven sire Webb-Vue Gabor Kennard-ET and genomic sire Webb-Vue Spark-ET, an extreme milk bull. Iva has a relatively low index because the system does not support extreme production cows.

Webb-Vue Observer Iva-ET Ever-Green-View Farms, Waldo 1st Wisconsin Milk & Protein - 3x

This incredible milk cow was purchased by Tom Kestell at the Great Northern in the fall of 2011. He had been following the cow family and watching it develop since Bob Webb acquired it through cooperation with the Moet Program at CRI. Tom had always admired how the family transmitted type and production from generation to generation. Iva is an Observer from EX Goldwyn Elvira, and she has a full sister that is now EX, too. Iva is currently over 140,000 pounds of milk lifetime in her first two lactations. In her current lactation, she has produced over 100,000 pounds of milk in less than 600 days. On

Webb-Vue Observer Iva-ET EX-91

Lars-Acres Argon Tierni-ET GP-84 +2244G 2-00 2x 365 53,770 4.6 2474 3.6 1921 ~ 2015 WHA Junior 2-Year-Old Top Performer - Sired by Ever-Green-View Argon-ET (Man-O-Man x Goldwyn)

We purchased Tierni as a choice in the 2013 WI Convention Futures Sale. She calved in and shot straight to the top of the herd with her outstanding 2-year-old record. We look forward to great things to come from this young cow.

Tierni’s Dam: Lars-Acres Jose Trifle-ET VG-86 EX-MS DOM

3-00 3x 305 29,100 4.2 1234 3.2 917 2nd Dam: Lars-Acres Truffle-ET VG-88 DOM 3-09 3x 305 27,040 3.7 987 3.0 815 3rd Dam: Lars-Acres Tricia EX-91 DOM 4-00 3x 365 37,110 3.2 1192 3.1 1134 4th Dam: Lars-Acres Trouble EX-90 2E DOM 3-10 2x 305 27,450 3.8 1040 2.8 781

Hass-Acres Holsteins John & Aaron Hass

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Craig-Kro Absolute Peace EX-91 EX-92MS 3-00 305 proj. 27,800 1021 819 ~ bred to Windhammer Absolute-Red x EX Sanchez x EX Linjet x EX Jolt ~ 1st Junior 2 Year Old, District 7 2014 ~ Fresh late June - 1st at Outagamie County Fair Futurity & 14th Junior 3 Year Old at WDE 2015 H For 66 years, aAa can answer the questions to the problems you have. Like those non-robotic rear teats. Give me a call - we’ll talk cows. H Hope to see you at the HammerTime at Heritage sale!

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February 2016 Classification: BAA: 112.8% 16 EX, 15 VG RHA: 23,000 900F 700P includes 5 Jerseys

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EX-95 2E GMD DOM 8-00 2x 365 44,810 3.5 1548 3.1 1376

EX-96 2E DOM 4-09 2x 365 43,090 4.8 2079 3.3 1422

VG-89 EX-MS DOM 2-02 2x 365 41,710 5.3 2204 3.6 1487 1st MN Fat record

VG-88 VG-MS AT 2-07 2-07 2x 305 25,860 3.9 1000 3.3 848

All-American Senior 3 Year Old ’06 Selling a GP-83 Domain that needs to see a classifier! Due in September to Fever. Amy is the 3rd dam of this Domain. Sunnyside Dairy

All-American 4 Year Old ’01 Selling a 2nd calf Goldsun fresh in March! Her 3rd dam is the one and only Ashlyn! If you’re looking for a cow for the ring this summer, look no further. Cole Voight





EX-92 2E 4-04 2x 365 34,178 3.1 1065 3.0 1018

EX-90 EX-MS AT 3-10 2-00 2x 365 23,620 4.7 1121 3.6 853

EX-92 2E 6-01 2x 365 44,990 4.6 2083 3.1 1385

EX-91 5-00 2x 365 28,530 4.4 1260 3.7 1058

Selling a January calf for the WI Junior State Fair! Add her Royal Rosa pedigree to the picture and imagine the potential! Robin Krohlow

Selling a January RED Rubicon from Tart’s fresh Earnhardt-P. Parent Avg. is +2368 and she is one of the very few red Rubicons out there! Ben Dorshorst

Hopi’s fresh Redburst granddaughter sells! She’s milking well and looks good. She’ll be sure to catch your eye! Synergy Dairy

Grace’s RED Acme daughter sells due in June with a heifer calf by Diamondback. Marsh-Vue Holsteins





EX-92 2E GMD DOM 4-03 3x 365 41,480 5.0 2082 3.1 1279




5-01 2x 305 25,970 5.0 1300 3.0 791 Selling a fall yearling by Brokaw from Million Marriot! She goes all the way back to Miss Mark Maui! Chase & Willow Oehmichen

4-08 2x 365 44,124 3.7 1633 3.1 1401 Selling a VG-85 Gillette Jordan due in September with a Gold Chip heifer calf. Her 3rd dam is Promis, then Ultimate Pala EX-94 3E DOM. Muenster Homestead

4-04 2x 365 28,020 3.9 1105 3.0 845 Her VG-85 Red Detour sells! Next dams are EX-91 September Storm then an EX-93 Elegant. She’s ready to follow in the family’s footsteps! Garrett & Graisson Schmidt

Selling a VG-85 Bradnick from an EX-90 Goldwyn then Amanda! She’s fresh for the second time and looking to get points! Jeff Jauquet

Cale’s Profit granddaughter sells! She’s +2570G, +715 NM$, +6.1PL and +57P! Her dam is the clone of Larcrest Canto! Mark Kerndt

All-Amer. & All-Can. Fall Calf ’12 Selling a December 2015 Doorman granddaughter of Elli! Her Acme dam is fresh and looking good. She has winning in her blood! Melissa Sprecher

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District 2 District 2 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.

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Buffalo County

2015 Adult Membership: 11; Jr. Membership: 8

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Jackson County

2015 Adult Membership: 29; Jr. Membership: 20 Adult Association officers - President: Jerry Schmidt; Vice President: Charlie Bue; Secretary/Treasurer: Sara Larson; Junior Advisor: Carla Stetzer.

La Crosse County

2015 Adult Membership: 35; Jr. Membership: 12 Adult Association officers - President: Randy Holthaus; Vice President/Secretary: Jeff Heuer; Treasurer: Jody Hoyer; Director: Don Langehr. The La Crosse County Holstein Breeders hold a twilight meeting in June where they have a meal, judging contest and hand out doorprizes. At this meeting they also present a Registered Holstein calf to the top 4-H judge of the year. This has been a long standing tradition in our county and the 4-H kids work really hard to try and win the calf !! The group also runs the an ice cream stand at the fair in July where they sell around 300 three-gallon containers of ice cream and 250 gallons of malt mix. In the fall they hold the annual banquet and hand out production awards, honor Junior Holstein showmanship winners from the fair and hand out scholarships.

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Monroe County

2015 Adult Membership: 51 Jr. Membership: 10 Adult Association officers - President: Bryan Stremcha; Vice President: Lee Pierce; Secretary: Aaron Schmitz; Treasurer: Keith Giraud; Directors: Adam Schmitz, Drew Johnson, Mike Parr; Junior Advisor: Amy Schmitz. The Monroe County Holstein Breeders will be hosting the District 2 Show on June 13.

Trempealeau County

2015 Adult Membership: 33; Jr. Membership: 14 Adult Association officers - President: Bob Hart; Vice President: Allan Lundberg; Secretary: Shelly Hart; Treasurer: John Giemza; Junior Advisor: Larry Nelson. Junior Association officers - President: Megan Nelson; Secretary: Chris Killian; Treasurer: Reece Lehman. Trempealeau County had an eventful year in 2015. In June we were the host county for the District 2 Holstein show. In addition to the show, we held a pizza party the night before the show for a fun break in between show prep. Another event we assist with is the county fair open show. To encourage open show entries, we award trophies along with cash prizes. The Trempealeau County Holstein Breeders enjoys seeing the continued involvement of the junior group in local dairy activities, state fair and the Junior Holstein Convention. We would like to congratulate the juniors for their accomplishments along with our county Holstein Breeders who have received state as well as national award recognition. Furthermore, we thank all our county breeders for their help and support throughout the years! With looking at the year ahead, we wish to maintain our county involvement in dairy related activities and are looking to possibility of hosting a twilight meeting in late summer.

Vernon County

2015 Adult Membership: 48; Jr. Membership: 25 Adult Association officers - President: Cary Moser; Vice President: Paul Buhr; Secretary: Ole Thompson; Treasurer: Anna Wendorf; Junior Advisors: Rob & Kari Anderson. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2016-33

From your President -

Kevin Jorgensen

Greetings fellow Holstein breeders! It is an honor to serve as the 2016 Wisconsin Holstein Association President. If you had asked me 35 years ago as a youth just getting interested in the industry that I would someday have the opportunity to serve the membership in this capacity, going to the moon would have seemed as likely. In this issue you will have the opportunity to see a recap of a highly successful State Convention in Marshfield. The Wood Area Holstein breeders did an OUTSTANING job of hosting a marvelous event and they deserve every accolade that I have heard since the convention concluded. It was well run and I am sure that all that attended appreciated Wood County’s hospitality. Our speakers and panels were well received and Mark Tauscher’s Friday night program was awesome for any Packer and Badger backer. The YAC committee, headed by Brandon Ferry, ran a successful Futures Sale and averaged nearly $5500. We presented many awards and congratulations to all winners, whether it was a Top Perfomer, 40 and 50 year member or one of Saturday night’s banquet awards, you are truly elite in America’s Dairyland. From a Board of Directors perspective, I want to thank all of our retiring board members, Todd Borgwardt, Marci Walker, Chris McCullough and last year’s President Paula Bovre. The contributions of these people along with Dan Cnossen who was unable to stay on our board with his new (old) career were too numerous to mention but they were all a pleasure to serve with and I extend a heartfelt thank you on behalf of my fellow board members as well as the entire membership for a job well done. However, we are excited to add five new faces to the board and am delighted that we added Heather Jauquet, Erica Ullom, Joseta Halbur, Bryan Stremcha and Steve Endres to the BOD team. They have a lot of enthusiasm for the Holstein cow and are great new additions. Our spring barn meetings were graciously hosted by Endres Berryridge Farms, Sugar Creek Dairy and the Voight families. Hopefully you were able to visit one of these modern well run dairies that all have great Registered Holsteins as well. The Wisconsin Dairy Showcase is the new name for our Spring Show weekend on April 2223. In addition to the Midwest Spring Red and White show and the Midwest Spring National Holstein Show, the Jerseys will be joining us, making for an exciting week of three great events. Also, if you need a last minute Treasure Quest ticket, be sure to contact one of the board members or call the WHA office. District Shows will be here before you know it so if you have not had the opportunity to renew your membership, please contact the state office. Additionally, be sure to get your registrations up to date as we will be enforcing the “no paper-no show” rules at our district and state shows again this year. May your spring be productive and feel free to contact me. In cows we trust! KJ

Paige’s Pastures

Hello fellow Holstein enthusiasts! Hopefully you all managed to stay warm this winter and are enjoying the longer, warmer days as much as I am. These spring days are exciting because before we know it fields will be planted and show season will be underway as well! I’d like to thank everyone who attended adult convention and congratulate all the award winners as well as thank the Wood Area Holstein Breeders for hosting. As our first official event, Kati and I had a wonderful time kicking off our year as royalty at adult convention. I enjoyed visiting with breeders and learning more about the adult members in our association. We were also fortunate to hear from Mark Tauscher which was incredible since I am a diehard Packer fan and also got to go back to school and say, “Guess who I got to meet and hear speak about how growing up on a farm impacted his football career!” At the end of March we attended barn meetings across the state. This year’s presenters were Kevin Jorgensen and Cara Biely and the theme was “Holstein Breeding 101: Is it the same game, or have all the rules changed?” Thank you to the three fantastic breeders who opened up their doors to host and to all who attended. It was a very educational experience and I encourage you all to keep it in mind and attend next spring. With spring also means Spring Show is quickly approaching at the end of the month. 34–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2016

Kati and I are excited to start our show ring duties for the year and would like to wish luck to all the breeders and exhibitors. This year is also exciting as the Jersey show will be held in conjunction with the venue. Lastly, if you would like to keep up with Kati and I throughout the year please “like” the Wisconsin Holstein Princess page on Facebook to see what we are up to. If you are having an event and would like me or Kati at your event be sure to fill out a request form. May your Holsteins be happy and healthy, Paige Nelson

The University of


STUDENT PROFILE Name: Lizi Endres Hometown: Waunakee, WI School: Waunakee High School Class Size: 250 Farm: Endres Berryridge Farms LLC Major: Dairy Science Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? I never had any doubt in my mind that I wanted to attend UW-Madison. Growing up, I was very involved in 4-H and FFA, so I was aware of all of the incredible opportunities the Dairy Science Department had to offer. I wanted to not only attend one of the top universities in the country, but also participate in activities such as Dairy Judging and Dairy Challenge. What has been your most memorable college experience? My most memorable college experience was judging at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, KY. Our team placed second overall, however what makes this trip memorable was being the only girl on the team with three AGR boys which, as you can imagine, makes for an entertaining 7 hour drive. What has been your favorite course? I honestly can’t decide between Dairy Herd Manage-ment (233 & 234) and Lactation Physiology (305). I loved the opportunity to learn hands-on from experts in the dairy industry about a wide range of topics in Dairy Herd Management, but am also fascinated by the physiology behind how cows make milk and how different management practices can affect it. What are your future career goals? I will be starting veterinary school here at UW-Madison this fall. After veterinary school, I plan to specialize in advanced reproduction, while also providing general dairy management consultation.

UW-Madison Inquiry Lives Here Dept. of Dairy Science 1675 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706 Ph. 608-263-3308 Fax 608-263-9412 Contact: Ted Halbach


WHA T-Shirt Design Contest

The Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association is running a t-shirt design contest again in 2016! The winning design will be used to represent the junior association for the next year. WHA wants to continue to promote the Junior Association and what better way than a design from one of our own members! Designs can be simple or elaborate but make sure the design is representative of the Association. Designs may be sketched on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper or completed on a computer. The design should be able to be printed in two colors or less. The winner will be announced this summer. Entries are due April 29, 2016. Rules: - Current member of the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association. - One entry per member. - All designs will become property of WHA with credit given to the designer if used or repurposed. Guidelines: - Design one graphic that represents the WI Holstein Association that can be repurposed in two colors or less. Your initial design may use more than two colors if needed. - You may sketch your design on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper or complete your design on your computer. - Images completed on a computer should be saved as a highresolution image of 300 dpi or higher. - Mail entries by May 1st via mail to 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913 or email to (PDF or JPG format)

National Convention Forms

For those competing at National Holstein Convention this summer, entry deadlines are approaching. Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy, and Speaking Contest entries are due May 1 to the National Holstein office. Dairy Bowl, Jeopardy and Speaking forms were sent out to those who qualified, please let Larry know if you will not be going. Junior Progressive Breeder, Breeder of an Excellent cow, and Breeder of a Multiple “E” cow forms are all due to the National Holstein Office no later than May 1! All breeder forms can be found at Good luck to everyone!

National Convention Bus

If there is enough interest, a bus trip will be organized for those that want to ride to National Convention in New York. Cost will be $200 per person. If interested, please give Larry a call by April 10.

Scrapbook Materials Needed for National Contest

Here is your county’s opportunity to have a National Holstein Convention presence and show your county pride! Manitowoc County has agreed to assemble the state entry for the national scrapbook contest this June in New York. In doing so, they would like to ask for your support in order to showcase your county in our state entry! Manitowoc County Juniors would like each county group to assemble: 2 scrapbook pages, 1 page front-to-back, highlighting your junior members and the activities you participated in this past year. The front-to-back page should be size 12x12in. scrapbook paper and can be any color and in portrait layout but it must have a title of your county and some journaling to describe your events. DEADLINE: April 15th or deliver to the Midwest Spring Show; if mailed, please send your two page layout to Manitowoc Co. Junior Holstein, Angie Ulness, 4718 County Hwy. J, Valders, WI 54245.

2016 Cow Camp

The 2016 Cow Camp will be held May 14 and 15 at Beaver Creek Reserve, Fall Creek. For more information on the camp and the registration form, visit the WHA website at Registrations are due April 25 to the WHA office.

Enter for the 2018 WHA Futurity

Wisconsin Junior Holstein members excelled at the show in 2015, held at the Wisconsin State Fair in August. Don’t miss out on a fantastic opportunity to showcase your three-year-old in West Allis. Late entries are due April 30, 2016. Remember, the Futurity winner takes home over $1500! Visit the web for an entry form today.

Midwest Spring National Show

Show season is upon us! This year’s spring show will be held at the New Holland Pavilions in Madison, WI. Along with the Holstein Show on Saturday, there is also a Red & White Show and Jersey Show on Friday. Don’t forget to buy your Treasure Quest ticket and win the calf !!! A great way to start or improve your herd!

Junior Membership and Junior Ownership Deadline

Memberships are due! Be sure to have your Wisconsin Junior Holstein membership paid in advance of any upcoming WHA events or activities this spring and summer. Memberships must be paid in full before June 1, 2016. This is also the date that all heifers and/or cows need to be transferred to a junior’s name in order to be eligible for junior recognition at this year’s shows. No transfer applications will be allowed for juniors at the shows, so make sure paperwork is sent in ahead of the summer show season. Remember, partnerships between two or more juniors are allowed if all juniors are Wisconsin Junior Holstein members. No other partnerships qualify for junior recognition.

From your JACs

A Well-Rounded Industry

As I have the opportunity to become more and more immersed in the Wisconsin Holstein Association, I cannot help but appreciate the diversity there is within it. As a JAC, I have had the amazing opportunity to establish connections with the state’s best and brightest of both junior and adult members. Like I’m sure many others have been, I have been closely following the multitude of spring sales there have been this year as I too have the “show fever.” I love the thrill of competition chasing down the dreams of purple banners with my fellow members. Going to these sales has helped me appreciate even more the many dedicated breeders creating generation after generation of top-notch individuals and the abundance of talented people preparing those animals to be elegantly portrayed in the ring and being able to help ringside as a JA has been an honor and a pleasure to admire the fruits of their labors. I have also had the great opportunity to become more immersed in the great commercial dairies that our state has to offer. It is incredible to me that there are so many different management styles and strategies that can achieve success. I have been able to network with the people that I am thoroughly convinced are the hardest working, most dedicated individuals across any industry – all striving to feed the world. Though they may not always receive the type of recognition that comes with an All-American Nomination, these people deserve all the praise in the world for their tireless devotion to not only the bettering of their own operations, but to the industry that we all hold near and dear to our hearts. Please join me in thanking every member of the Wisconsin Holstein Association, from the show-ring guru to the commercial dairymen, grade and registered animals alike for everything they contribute to our industry and to our organization! Thank you! Andrew Greenfield – Northeast District JAC

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Point of View Editor’s Comments

This issue contains all the news from the recent Adult Holstein Convention. It was a great convention and hats off to the Wood Area Holstein Breeders for hosting a great event. I hope you’ll enjoy reading about our award winners and the great speakers we had at the convention. We are also also highlighting our production leaders in this issue - our Top 10 lists as well as the 2015 Top Performers. I think it’s a great tribute to our breed to see so many of these top production cows scored VG and EX. Kudos to the breeders and owners of these outstanding cows. With the spring barn meetings complete, our next big event is the Midwest Spring National Show on April 23 in Madison. With the addition of a Jersey show as well as the continued Red & White Spring Show, the weekend events will now be called the Wisconsin Dairy Showcase. The Holstein show will continue to be a designated national show. I hope you’ll join us on April 22 & 23 for two days of outstanding dairy shows. We’re trying something new for next month’s issue. With the growing popularity of automated milking systems and automatic calf feeders, we are doing a “Technology” issue. We’ll have roundtables for dairymen and women using both systems and hopefully we can answer some of your questions. If you are interested in telling your story about how you’re using technology in your herd, please give me a call to advertise by April 8. We’ll also be featuring District 10 in the May issue. The June issue will be our summer Midwest Holsteins issue and we’ll be sending extra copies of this issue to the National Convention. Deadline to reserve your ad space for the June issue is May 6. I know budgets are tight right now, but I’d like to encourage you to continue advertising - we offer very reasonable rates and I can help you plan an eyecatching ad of any size. I believe advertising is important as it helps with name-recognition when you are ready to market your genetics. Give me a call to discuss your options. Until next time... 36–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/April 2016




April 2016 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 2 Hammer Time at Heritage, hosted by Hammertime Holsteins & Heritage Holsteins, Whitewater 7 Our Favorite Holsteins Herd Reductions Sale, Fall Creek 9 RedFest at Crescentmead, Ixonia, 12:00 noon 9 Barron County Spring Classic, Barron Pavilion 16 Marathon County Calf & Heifer Showcase Sale, hosted by Dream-Team Holsteins, Don & Jenna Fahey, Merrill, 12:00 noon 22 Midwest Spring Red & White Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, 10 a.m. 22 Wisconsin Spring Jersey Showcase, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, 10 a.m. 23 Midwest National Spring Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, 8:30 a.m. May 2016 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 7 Vernon County Sale, Vernon County Fairgrounds, Viroqua, 7:30 p.m. 14 Define Your Destiny, hosted by Budjon Farms, Lomira 21 71st Dodgeramma, Beaver Dam June 2016 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 13 District 1 Show, Rice Lake 13 District 2 Show, Tomah 14 District 7 Show, Luxemburg 22 District 5 Show, Portage 22 District 8 Show, West Bend 23 District 4 Show, Neillsville 24 District 6 Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison 24 District 10 Show, Fond du Lac 27 District 3 Show, Lancaster 28-July 1 National Holstein Convention, Saratoga Springs, NY July 2016 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 22 Fond du Lac County Futurity, 6:45 p.m. 28 WI Champions Show - Junior Day State Junior Holstein Show, 8:00 a.m., Madison State Junior Showmanship Contest 1:00 p.m., Madison Junior Judging Contest, 4:00 p.m., Madison 29 WI State Red & White Holstein Show, Madison 29-30 WI Championship Show, Madison August 2016 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 25 Fond du Lac County Twilight Meeting, Kamphis Farms LLC, Brandon, 7:00 p.m. 27 WHA State Picnic, hosted by Fustead Holsteins, Wausau Future Dates Junior Convention Jan. 6-8, 2017 Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wis. Dells, hosted by Dane County Junior Holstein Association Adult Convention Feb. 24-25, 2017 Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, hosted by Calumet Co. Midwest National Spring Show April 29, 2017 Alliant Energy Center, Madison WI Championship Show July 10-11, 2017 Alliant Energy Center, Madison

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April 2016 WI Holstein News  

April 2016 issue of the WI Holstein News featuring WI's top production cows, Adult convention review and District 2 feature.

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