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December 2013

Volume 85 No. 11

Youth Issue Younger Distinguished Junior Members 12 & Under Recognition Winners Breeder Profile: Second Look Holsteins LLC District 10 Report

Willows Edge Advent Malika EX-94 EX-94MS 3-00 2x 365 29,483 4.6 1359 3.1 934 4-03 2x 307 30,441 4.5 1388 3.1 940 Dam: Willows-Edge RI Miranda EX-90 2nd Dam: Willows-Edge Star Maiden EX-93 4-10 2x 365 28,260 4.4 1231 3.2 892 Reserve Junior All-American 5-Year-Old 2004 3rd Dam: Willows-Edge BC Maryke EX-90 3E Lifetime: 3108 200,520 4.2 8516 3.4 6757

2nd Aged Cow & 1st Junior Bred & Owned, International Junior Holstein Show 2013 1st Aged Cow Open and Junior Show, Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show and Best Bred & Owned of the Show 2013, District 1 Show 2013 1st 5-Year-Old, Best B&O and Best Udder of the Show, Senior & Grand Champion of the Open & Junior Show, District 1 Show 2012 1st Junior 5-Year-Old, Midwest National Spring Show 2012 Reserve Junior All-American 4-Year-Old 2011 1st 4-Year-Old & Reserve Senior Champion, Grand National Junior Holstein Show 2011 Reserve Junior All-American Junior 3-Year-Old 2010 & Nom. Junior All-American Junior 2-Year-Old 2009

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VG-85 GTPI +2153 1-11 3x 224 20,208 4.4 890 3.4 678 inc. #4 GTPI Red or Red Carrier Cow of the breed (8/13) nnesa is Apple’s highest GTPI milking daughter and is one of our most exciting young cows. Sired by Goldwyn A and a full sister to Armani *RC, she continues to improve every day and is pregnant to Malone-Red and due next summer. We also have pregnancies by Ducati-Red and Dogma-P. She is now at Sunshine to enter an IVF program. Stay tuned for updates as we will be offering an opportunity from Annesa in the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale in February.

Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mitch Breunig

8667 Cty. Hwy. V, Sauk City, WI 53583 608.643.6818 • e-mail: 24 EX, 149 VG, 161 GP, 42 G RHA: 425 cows 33,045 3.9 1288 3.02 999

KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-95 3E DOM 4-01 365 35,750 4.7 1682 3.5 1247 Red Impact Cow of the Year 2013 Reserve Grand Champion, WDE 2013 Grand Champion, WDE 2011

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VOLUME 85 No. 11

Features: 10 17 18 19 34 38

Breeder Profile: Second Look Holsteins, LLC Six to Compete for Wisconsin Holstein Princess 2013 Younger Distinguished Junior Members 2013 12 & Under Recognition Winners Wisconsin’s Post-Secondary & Collegiate Ag Programs Wisconsin’s Youth Have Successful Fall

Departments: 6 8 8 9 15 16 17 43 44 45 46

WHA Annual Supporters From the President: Marci Walker From the Office: Larry Nelson Wisconsin Holstein Briefs Breeder Business Cards District 10 report Behnke’s Bovine Broadcast: WHA Princess Morgan Behnke WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover features the Fond du Lac County Juniors who will be hosting the 2014 Junior Holstein Convention in Wisconsin Dells, January 3-5. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013

P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813 Phone (608) 723-4933 Fax (608) 723-4973 e-mail:

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION STAFF: Larry Nelson, Executive Director Laura Wackershauser, Editor/Advertising Manager Sharon Maffei, Membership Coordinator Ashley Yager, Public Relations Associate

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Marci Walker, President (2016)* - 608-432-3223 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Chris McCullough, Vice President (2016)* - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Paula Bovre, Secretary (2016)* - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Todd Borgwardt, Exec. Committee (2016)* - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Kevin Jorgensen, Exec. Committee (2015) - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Bill Calvert (2015) - 608-732-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Dan Cnossen (2014) - 715-302-1327 N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Matt Lippert (2015)* - 715-213-9441 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 Tracy Nelson (2014) - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Chad Ryan (2014) - 920-960-1449 N4067 Twin Oaks Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Todd Stanek (2015)* - 715-456-8718 E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 Kent Wendorf (2014) - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION

NATIONAL DIRECTORS: Paul Buhr - 608-606-3480, Viroqua, WI Corey Geiger - 920-650-0294, Mukwanago, WI WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN NEWS: (ISSN 0194-4401) (USPS 688160) is published 11 times for $50 per year by the Wisconsin Holstein Association, 902 Eighth Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913. Periodical postage paid at Baraboo, WI and additional offices. Additional magazines may be purchased at $5.00 for the first copy and $2.00 for each additional copy. Price includes shipping and handling. Due to the uncertainties of the mail, the NEWS cannot assume responsibility for prior delivery of issues carrying advertising of sales scheduled for less than 14 days after the issue date. Advertising is due the 10th day of the month preceding publication. Advertising cannot be accepted over the phone, except by fax. Ad information must include name, address, phone of advertiser, amount of space needed, color if desired, photos if any and where they are. The Wisconsin Holstein News and its employees do not verify the records, classification scores or any other information that is used in advertising that appears in the Wisconsin Holstein News. The advertiser is solely responsible for the accuracy of all information used in their advertising. The News shall not be held responsible for any loss due to inaccurate information appearing in the News. The employees of the News shall be available to help any member acquire verification for any information appearing in the News. Under federal law, photographer’s pictures are copyrighted and owned by the photographic company. Prints sold are with a “single use” license and, in the case of the News, for use only in current or future issues of the News. Original photos must remain on site and may not be shared as prints or electronically without written permission of the photographic company through which the photo is copyrighted.

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From your President Marci Walker Dear Holstein Enthusiasts, As the another year within our Holstein circles winds down, I reflect on so many of the wonderful things that makes our Wisconsin Holstein Association strong and keeps us striving for the next year. Because space is limited, here are just a few things that come to mind reminding me to be thankful: 1. The black and white bovine beauty that draws us together. 2. The breeders and members who walked before us laying the groundwork. 3. The challenges, opportunities and fruit of teamwork. 4. Those who have passed on leaving their mark behind. 5. The new clubs that are beginning, for they are our future. 6. The losing that humbles us and develops our character. 7. The winning that reminds us that perseverance pays. 8. The dairy bowl quizzing taking place in barns and around kitchen tables to prepare for contest. 9. The service that members & staff provide to keep us alive & growing. 10. Humor, a little can go a long way some days.

Special thanks to those that participated in the Oh My Cow Pie program last month and yes I will keep your names confidential! May each and everyone be blessed this holiday season! Your President, Marci Walker

from the Wisconsin Holstein Association staff & Board of Directors.

Thank you for your continued business and participation. 8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013

From the Office Hello WHA members, The 123rd year of the Wisconsin Holstein Association is in the books and what a year it was. Thank you to all the members, volunteers, breeders, and businesses that contributed time towards events, insight and donations to make it a memorable year for Registered Holsteins in Wisconsin. The Board of Directors and WHA staff contributed countless hours along with many of you to ensure it was one to reflect back on positively. We were determined to be fiscally responsible, tell our story to anyone that would listen, become more efficient for membership, and look for new opportunities. We implemented a new online district show entry system, reinvigorated a prestigious Holstein royalty program, welcomed the Red & White Holstein Association to our championship show, highlighted our story to many via social media and news publications, and gained new breeder and corporate partnerships that kicked off at adult convention. Congratulations to all our adult and junior members that received state and national recognition in 2013. There are far too many to name in this column but your accomplishments, leadership and foresight make us all proud to be a member of Wisconsin Holstein. Though we might be the second largest state Association in the nation, we are still a small, close-knit, inter-twined diversity of Holstein wonder. Not to mention Corey, Paul, Matt and Jordan serving us at the national Holstein level. We are certain to have great years ahead for Holstein members in general. January brings junior convention and a time to recognize and celebrate our juniors. We are deep in preparation with the Fond du Lac juniors and leaders planning a great event at Glacier Canyon in Wisconsin Dells, January 3-5, 2014. In this month’s issue, you will notice a number of our outstanding 12 & Under and Young Distinguished Junior Member recipients that will be recognized at the banquet Saturday night. Our 19 Distinguished Junior Members will be highlighted in the January issue of the News. Make sure to watch our blog, Holstein Happenings, leading up to convention as we highlight these exceptional winners and talk about the event on Twitter. This was the largest number of applications submitted since I began at the Association so please do not get discouraged if you didn’t receive a junior recognition this year. Top applications will be on display in the contest room for everyone to review and take pointers from. In addition to these individuals, we will be recognizing our junior members graduating from our junior membership. As we salute your time, energy and dedication to the junior association, we hope you will continue your passion for the Holstein cow in the adult association. A great way to start that is by joining the Young Adult Committee to help understand how you can continue to integrate yourself into the Association as an adult member. Finally, we will be looking for four strong candidates to run for our Junior Activities Committee in 2014. This is a two-year term that allows you to join and drive one of the strongest junior delegations in the nation. There are a number of hours required but it will be a great experience to meet new people across the dairy industry and make a difference to our junior programs. I can personally say I wouldn’t be interacting with all of you in the capacity I am if it wasn’t for this committee. I look forward to reinvigorating the committee in 2014. With the highs of 2013 and as we look towards new opportunities in 2014, we recognize the lows that occurred along the way this past year. The lowest of lows this past year had to be saying “until we see you again” to distinguished adult and junior leaders within our Holstein membership. Though sadness intermingled with the happiness, it made us stronger individuals, members, and allowed us to reflect upon the friends and appreciation we have all garnered for one another. Their accomplishments, no matter the tenure, will be remembered for years to come. We say goodbye to 2013 and hello to a new, exciting, and unknown 2014. I hope it will be another memorable one before we celebrate our 125th anniversary in 2015! Have a great holiday season and see you in the Dells! Larry Nelson, WHA Execute Director

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs J Congratulations to Ryan & Erin Kamm, Baldwin, on the birth of their son, Gatlin Thomas Kamm on November 9. H The Boyke family had a busy fall! Congratulations and best wishes to Tiffany (Boyke) & Nicholas Venne who were married on August 31 in Oshkosh. K JR & Samantha Boyke were married on November 16 in Oshkosh. Congratulations and best wishes to the newlyweds! G Our condolences to the families of Keith Nichols and Burt Mckenzie who passed away recently. Full obituaries are printed below. The Wisconsin Holstein News encourages readers and members to submit information for the Wisconsin Holstein Briefs column. We are looking for news of a wedding, birth announcement, award winner or death that Wisconsin Holstein breeders should know about. High quality, submitted photos will be printed if space is available. Please submit your information to the Wisconsin Holstein News by mail at PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; or email to

Obituaries Keith Nichols

Keith Floyd Nichols, age 93 died on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at his residence in Mount Hope. He was born on December 16, 1919 in Mount Hope Township, Grant Co., WI the son of Wilbur and Carrie Belle (Cairns) Nichols. Keith graduated from Mount Hope High School in 1937. He furthered his education at the Platteville Mining School until returning home to help his father on the farm. Keith married Edna Rewey on Jan. 1, 1940 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. They started farming side by side in Mount Hope until her death on October 21, 1990. Farming and later always keeping account of the farm’s activities was Keith’s life. For the past 74 years, Keith has lived on the same farm in Mount Hope and his wish was to see his great-grandsons run the farm in the future. He has been a member of the Holstein Association since 1950, traveling with friends and participating in many shows, sales, and conventions. It was always a pleasure for him to see a good animal, and spend time with his dog Fred and later Bert. Keith also enjoyed bowling and traveling to Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Canada, and the East Coast. He truly loved farming, but adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, clipping articles from the paper and watching all of their activities. Keith is survived by his two children; Marlys (Jim) Schmitz, and Maurice Nichols both of Mount Hope, seven adored grandchildren; Brian Nichols of Mt. Hope, Diane Nichols of Mt. Horeb, Scott (Charlene) Nichols, Gary Nichols, Michelle Schmitz (Kenny Nies) of Mt. Hope, Amy (Brian) Quick of Mt. Horeb, and Ryan Schmitz of San Mato, CA. Keith intently followed the activities of 13 great-grandchildren; Trevor, Ernie and Lance Nichols, Keith Cahill and Eric Logan Nichols, David, Matthew, Andrew, and Ava Nies, Brielle Quick, Nia Scovol, Emily (JD) Amador, and Justin Jones. Keith is also survived by brother-in-laws, John Rewey of Prairie du Chien and Dick Rewey of Madison, and a sister-in-law Wilma Wilkinson of Mt. Hope. Keith was preceded in death by his parents, wife Edna, brother Mark (Margaret) Nichols, two infant grandchildren, Mother and Father-in-law, Ed and Ruth Rewey, sister-in-laws; Myrna Newhouse and Mary Lou Brandemuehl, and a brother-in-law Clark Rewey.

Burt McKenzie

Burt Maxwell McKenzie, (91), passed away peacefully on a beautiful fall afternoon (Sunday, November 10, 2013) in the loving presence of immediate family members; joining his eternal heavenly family. Born July 12, 1922 to Maxwell and Ella Marie (Paulsen) McKenzie at Barneveld, WI, middle of five children, with four sisters. Burt attended a series of Iowa County grade schools as his family moved several times during the Depression period, settling in Moscow Township in 1937. He graduated from Blanchardville High School in 1941 after enjoying studying agriculture and playing on the school baseball team and worked on his family farm during his father’s terminal illness, purchasing the farm from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company at the age of 21 following his father’s death. Burt was married to Thelma Ione Erickson on August 13, 1944 at

Blanchardville Lutheran Church. The couple were blessed as parents to six children and spent their working career raising dairy cattle, crops and kids on their beloved Sturdy Oak Farm where they resided until earlier this summer. Additionally, they have hosted extended family Thanksgiving dinners for over 65 consecutive years. Burt was once quoted in a breed magazine that his was ‘a family farm, no outside help, no chickens, hogs or dogs; just good cattle!’ Sourcing herd sires from Carnation Milk Farms, Carnation, WA over the next 25 years, Burt developed a highly recognized herd of Holsteins, with notable production, registry and Progressive Breeder achievements through Dairy Herd Improvement Registry and Holstein Classification programs. His breeding program concentrated on the Governor of Carnation bloodline with roots to North Star Joe Homestead, a famous herd sire who proved as root stock for a number of dairy herds in southern Wisconsin. Burt studied Carnation pedigrees at great depth; purchasing future herd sires that would ship by rail to New Glarus from the Pacific Northwest before arriving at the farm. This continued with over 20 years of line breeding to the Carnation Homestead Hazelwood bloodline before finally turning to AI breeding in the late 1960’s. The farm became a regular stop for export cattle agents with Burt sending cattle to over a dozen countries worldwide, including China, Soviet Union, France, Spain, Italy , Cuba, Mexico, Costa Rica and other Central and South American countries; at one point marketing widely to humbly achieve the claim that ‘the sun never sets on Sturdy Oak cattle’. He also proudly supported consignment sales such as the Elkhorn National Classic at Elkhorn and US National Blue Ribbon sales at the Waukesha sales pavilion and in Watertown, WI sales arena. Burt sold numerous bulls to AI studs during the 1950s and ’60s and also marketed breeding bulls to a number of area dairymen until AI was widely utilized. Outliving an early and deep love of horses, Burt always claimed to have begun milking at age seven (1929) and continued that labor of love until September 1997. He may have had multiple stretches of a dozen years or so where he was quick to cite that he ‘never missed a milking!’ His lifetime as a dairy farmer bridged the advent of electricity and the transfer from literal horsepower to tractors and more powerful farm machinery. He continued to support cropping efforts at the farm and on occasion, still drove hay wagons at age 89. Highly focused on his registered cattle, Burt took on several leadership roles with groups like Iowa County Holstein Association and Homestead Club and as dairy leader for the Up & Over 4-H Club in addition to hosting numerous dairy judging clinics and twilight meetings. He reveled in raising and preparing cattle for show by his family at Platteville Dairy Day, Hollandale Round-Up, local county fairs, Wisconsin State Fair, District 3 Black & White Shows and World Dairy Expo. He was the breeder of several animals who achieved All-Wisconsin and/or All-American nominee status. Burt realized his lifelong dream in 1984 when the Sturdy Oak dairy herd was dispersed by auction at the home farm setting, resulting in one of the top three private herd dispersals nationwide that year at an average of over $3,000 per head. He later rebuilt a smaller dairy herd and he and Thelma continued milking cows with son, Gary, until 1997. A serious baseball fan to the end, Burt especially enjoyed MLB network and season TV package so he could monitor multiple games each day of the season; never minding when games went into extra innings or playoff series extending to seven games. He was a close follower of the New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers and much enjoyed watching the Blanchardville Bullets and other area teams of the Home Talent League over the years. Burt was predeceased by his parents, Max and Marie; in-laws Clarence and Beulah Erickson; sisters/brothers-in-law Marian, Alice (Jim Whitford), Edith (Herbert Lindokken) and Carol (Irving) Larsen and brothers-in-law, Donald Berg and Leif Erickson. Burt is survived by his wife, Thelma, New Glarus; six children: Anita (Jim) Huffman, Monroe, WI ; Nancy (Paul) McMahon, Madison, WI; Kathryn (Tom) Kammerude, Blanchardville, WI; Ken (Marla) McKenzie, Stevens Point, WI; Frances (Mike) Breyer, Crystal Lake, IL; and Gary (Sue) McKenzie, Mt. Horeb, WI. He is further survived by one brother-in-law, Jacob Larsen, Boston, MA, sister-in-law, Mary Ardrey of Rockford, IL, 13 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Second Look Holsteins, LLC Doug & Linda, Corey & Tammy Hodorff & Family By Ashley Yager

Left to right: Kayli, Corey, Tammy, Linda, Kaydence, Doug, Kalista & Kaianne Hodorff Doug and Linda met through Jim Smith. Linda was coordinating the eastern U.S. young sire program for Carnation Genetics. After she and Doug married, she brought some of her own individuals that family with rich history and one that appreciates the blessings and carried her family’s Raymau prefix to Wisconsin. There is still influbenefits of working with Registered Holsteins, the Second Look ence of Linda’s grandfather (Raymond) and father’s (Maurice Keene) Holsteins team and the Hodorff family are truly an inspiring model to breeding in the herd through the “C” family. Today three maternal those around them. The Hodorff family has farmed in Eden, Wis., sisters in their second lactation make up the 12th generation of VG since the 1870s when Gustav Hodorff emigrated from Germany. The or EX, tracing back to Wenron Nancy A Fifty-Five, VG-86. 2nd-Look current farm, purchased in 1911, is now in its second century. Rubens 4581, VG-87, leads the way and her completed record at John and Esther Hodorff purchased the farm in Eden in 1911. 6-01 3x and 365d produced 37,800 pounds milk with 3.8% 1436 fat They raised nine children and had just over ten head of cattle. In 1946, and 2.8% 1073 protein. Her two VG-88 Sanchez daughters are in Doug’s parents Harold and Jo Hodorff took ownership. In the 1950s their second lactation, and her Talent is VG-87, also in her second and early 60s, the barn was remodeled to hold 24 stalls and a pipeline lactation. This ‘C’ family is known for great udders, consistent type was installed. and longevity. The year 1967 marked the farm’s first major expansion with the In the early 1980s, the first freestall barn was built. By the late purchase of neighboring Plenty-Rock farm from Ray Arndt. Harold 1980s, the Jo-Har herd had grown to 120 cows, and the Second-Look and Jo purchased the entire herd, including a few Registered Holsteins herd was milking 70 cows. Doug and Linda purchased the home farm that helped found the Jo-Har prefix, including the ancestors of from Harold and Jo in 1990, and the next growth came in 1992 when Second-Look Jolt. Perhaps the most prominent name to come from the the herd converted from two tie-stall barns to a new freestall barn with herd, 7HO4164 Jolt is a former top ten LPI sire with over 50,000 a double-10 parlor. Through the 1990s more buildings were added and daughters worldwide. Jolt’s maternal sister, Second-Look Durham Juba cattle purchased from Agri-Prize Holsteins helped build numbers. 3433-ET, 2E-95, sold in the 2000 Second Look sale to Kevin Jorgensen Son Corey and daughter-in-law Tammy married in 1995. Corey and was All-Wisconsin 125,000 lb. cow in 2008. grew up a competitive member of the Fond du Lac County dairy bowl There were seven children and two foster children in Harold and team and was a two-time national contest participant. He and Tammy Jo’s family, but son Doug’s interest in Registered Holsteins sparked and worked off the farm for a few years before returning to the operation he purchased his first registered cows in 1967. Doug wanted to develop in 1997, the year after their first daughter, Kayli, was born. They have cows that people took a ‘second look’ at, and the Second Look prefix since added three more girls to the family – Kayli is now 17, Kalista, was born. 14, Kaianne, 12, and Kaydence, 8. Two years after purchasing the Arndt Farm, Hodorffs built a barn In 2000, Corey and Tammy became partners in Second Look at the home farm and combined herds that had been at two separate Holsteins. Also in 2000, Second Look held a sale as part of the plan to locations. Doug farmed for a year with his parents after high school transition ownership between the most recent generations of Hodorffs. before taking a position at Mil-R-Mor During the past decade the herd has in northern Illinois. Next he worked grown to nearly 975 milking cows. under Fritz Holschbach at Lakeside Currently, Corey manages the Farm (Hayssen). In 1976 he returned Wisconsin herd, while wife Tammy is to Eden and purchased the ‘original’ farm safety coordinator and writes the Second Look farm, which today monthly farm newsletter. Doug and houses the show heifers and is two Linda remain active partners in the miles up the road from the main dairy. farm working with business manageAlso at that time, Doug and high ment, strategic planning and also school friend Jim Smith (Garden operate Broken Bow Dairy in Valley Holsteins) partnered to form the Nebraska. This second dairy is now Top-Flight prefix. Smith graduated milking 650 Registered Holsteins. from UW-Madison and worked for The rolling herd average at Carnation Genetics. Together, Doug Second Look with 989 cows on test and Jim bred Top-Flite Hammond, an is 28,869 milk with 1032 fat and 882 early Valiant son from Hinesbro protein, with an outstanding SCC at Rocket Heidi. He was proven by Doug, 140,000. There are 12 EX, 164 VG Jim, and Green-Banks Holsteins in and 313 GP cows that call Second 2nd-Look Rubens 4581 VG-87 New York. Look home, including 19 new VG 10–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013


and winner of the Fond du Lac County Holstein Futurity 5-Year-Old two-year-olds from the fall 2013 classification. The Hodorffs have a great mix of type and production sires in their class. At the International Junior Show at World Dairy Expo, she stood herd to make one, solid entity. With 67 Planets, 22 Gabors, 40 Palermos second in a tough 5-Year-Old cow class. Her record at 3-06 3x and 343 and 62 Alexanders milking at Second Look, the breeding program is days was 30,670 milk with 3.7% 1123 fat and 3.2% 988 protein. The Hodorff girls enjoy showing Red and White Holsteins as well, solid with outstanding results. Corey selects bulls for the Wisconsin milking herd based on longevity, productive life, net merit, protein and and Wilstar Lion K 7409-ET, VG-86 at two years, was named Junior sound type. Components remain important as the milk is shipped to All-American Red and White Junior Two-Year-Old. She calved for the Sartori Cheese. The Hodorffs select roughly half proven and half second time in September. Another promising Red and White, 2ndgenomic sires. Sires being used right now include Tango, Impression, Look Barbwire Dorito-Red, was named 2013 Junior All-Wisconsin Red Chelios, Doorman, Mogul, AltaJohnson, and type sires Brokaw, Armani & White Spring Yearling and traces back to Rose-E-Vue breeding of and Gold Chip. Mating using the aAa system has proven successful, as Dave and Dan Rose. Five years ago Hodorffs were able to purchase well. The Hodorffs still have quite a few daughters in the herd from the nucleus of the Rose-E-Vue herd. While the Hodorffs enjoy the show ring, there are several Boliver and Buckeye that have stood the test of time. The calves at Second Look start in hutches for two weeks before individuals in the Second Look herd that top the bulk tank and transitioning to a greenhouse facility. They are fed milk three times a genetic market as well. The Hodorffs have had success in purchasing select individuals, in day until weaning at six weeks. Weight of the heifers is taken 5-6 times before entering the milking string to calculate average daily gain. At addition to breeding them. Ra-Mar-Land Gold Lace, EX DOM with five months the majority of heifers are trucked to the Hodorff ’s 1582 fat and 1481 protein, was purchased from the Selner family via the Wisconsin National Convention sale. Nebraska facility by Troy’s Transport of A milky Goldwyn from a high performIxonia, Wisconsin. In Nebraska, heifers are ing, outcross pedigree, her dam is a A.I. bred and confirmed pregnant. They VG-86 Addison and an outstanding return to Eden six to eight weeks before protein producer. Her second dam is an calving. EX Ohio, third dam a VG-87 EX-MS Doug and Linda’s family also live in the DOM, and her maternal brother is area. Daughter Kristel (Guelig) works at 7HO8058 Lion King*RC. Lace has two Kwik Trip in Fond du Lac, and she resides milking Million daughters (VG-86 and with husband Tim and their two girls, GP-83), a Bradnick daughter, Epic calves Karina and Kylee nearby in Eden. Youngest and Facebook calves at Second Look. son Clint works for Jay-Mar in Plover and Glenn-Ann Shottle Pepper, EX-90 lives in Iola with wife Erin and their two DOM, is another purchase success. Her children, Alyssandra and Lincoln. Son Kirk record at 1-11 2x 365 days produced was involved in the farm and with Junior 33,190 milk with 4.4% 1463 fat and Holstein activities until his death in a 2nd-Look Redliner 6445 EX-91 3.3% 1083 protein. Pepper is from the sledding accident at age 15. heart of the 14HO5411 Palermo family. Corey and Tammy have been able to Her dam, Glenn-Ann Durham Pepper, involve their girls in the farm’s daily operaEX-90 DOM, is Palermo’s maternal tions, as Kalista feeds calves mornings before sister. Pepper’s high GTPI Mac daughter school, and Kaianne has started doing excelled in Europe. Her milking Freddie registrations via the EASY program. While that calls Holterman’s home was the Hodorffs have a large herd, they only purchased by Lloyd in the Wisconsin employ a total of 15 people in addition to Convention Futures Sale. Pepper had a family, with five of those being part-time. Dempsey heifer calf this year and has The girls chore on the home farm caring Jordan calves on the ground. for show heifers, and love to participate in Finally, B&Z Oman 5796, EX-90 Wisconsin Junior Holstein Activities such as DOM, owned by Dr. John Zook and dairy bowl, speaking contest and cow camp. housed at Second Look, is the former #3 The Hodorffs enjoy seeing their girls ‘come GTPI EX cow in the world. Her VG-87 out of their shell’ participating in these dam by Adam had over 35,000 lbs milk, events, in addition to showing at the local, B&Z Planet 7815-ET VG-85 and her Throne granddam has records state and national level, and judging on the county team. over 30,000 milk and 4.2% fat lifetime. Oman 5796 has put numerous The girls’ involvement in their county Holstein association has sons in AI. Her daughter, B&Z Planet 7815-ET, VG-85 as a two-yeargrown too, as the family is gearing up to host the 2014 Junior Holstein old, is owned by Second Look and is +2154 GTPI. Her full sister Convention. Corey and Tammy serve as leaders in Fond du Lac topped the Regancrest Summer Select Sale at $87,000 in 2011. Also County with Kurt and Sarah Loehr, and are excited to have the girls in the herd are three maternal sisters: a GP-83 first score Gold Chip, a involved in planning. They have truly enjoyed seeing the passion of the VG Shamrock just fresh a second time, and another Shamrock due to kids in the Holstein project, and watching younger members transition calve soon. There are AltaOak pregnancies on the way, and Oman into leadership roles. Corey also coaches dairy bowl. 5796 herself is due to AltaOak this spring. With active children comes an active show schedule, too. The Second Look has done an outstanding job reaching the Hodorff family has had success in the show ring on all levels. Their community through hosting several school tours, including a recent first homebred All-American nomination came with 2nd-Look Red- tour for Campbellsport High School’s FFA program scheduled liner 6445 *RC, EX-91, when she was nominated Junior All-American during a flush. They also sponsor area soccer teams to further as a spring yearling in 2009. Her success continued as first junior three- promote dairy with youth, support the local Agriculture Ambassador year-old at the International Junior Holstein Show in 2011. The program, and have participated in career fairs. Hodorffs continue to work with her on a flush program. When the Hodorffs step off the farm, friends can find them as Another successful cow developed by the Hodorff family hit her active members in their church, where Tammy, Kalista and Kaianne stride this summer. Gildale Advent Primrose, EX-93 2E, was a teach Sunday school and help with bible school. Corey plays softball purchase as a baby calf at the Gildale sale in 2008. As a three-year-old during the summer, and the girls have been involved in basketball, she was third in the WI Holstein Futurity, and first junior. In 2013, she soccer, volleyball and track. The Hodorffs are thankful for a little was the winning junior-owned 5-Year-Old and named Grand flexibility in schedule, and like any farm family, take the busy moments Champion of the Junior Show at the Midwest Spring National Show. in stride with a smile as they watch their girls grow. In addition, she was named champion at the District 10 Holstein Show wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013-11

National Dairy Shrine Elects New President and Directors

At the 64th annual meeting of the National Dairy Shrine, Maggie Murphy, Projects Director for Southeast Milk, Summerfield, Florida was elected President of the organization. Meanwhile, Fred Hendricks, Sunshower Acres of Bucyrus, Ohio was chosen as president-elect. Elected to the executive committee along with Murphy and Hendricks were: Ken Crandall, Provo, UT.; David Pierson, Lake City, MN.; Jenny Mills, Canastota, NY. and immediate past president Dale Olver, University Park, PA. The National Dairy Shrine board of directors includes Dan Bernick, Long Grove, IA.; Blaine Crosser, Marysville, OH.; David Darr, Kansas City, MO.; Joe Domecq, East Lansing, MI.; Keith Engle, Madison, WI.; Stan Erwine, Overland Park, KS.; Nancy Feeney, Davenport, IA.; Coleen Jones, Craigsville, VA.; James Krahn, Portland, OR,; Alicia Lamb, Oakfield, NY.; Rebekah Mast, Turlock, CA.; Bob Rowe, Verona, WI.; Gail Yeiser, Arnold, MD and the newly elected board member, Mike Brown of Glanbia Foods, Kenosha. WI. At the National Dairy Shrine’s annual banquet, over $48,000 in scholarships and awards were awarded to 40 outstanding young people. National Dairy Shrine Awards banquet was attended by 300 dairy friends and relatives. The National Dairy Shrine board of directors approved the addition of several new categories of college scholarships for next year. If you would like to find out more about the scholarships being offered by National Dairy Shrine please go to for more details.

World Dairy Expo Staff Announcements

MADISON, WIS.: World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce a realignment of staff responsibilities. Susan Orth will be stepping into a newly created role, Sponsorship Manager. Crystal McNett has been named Trade Show Manager. These new responsibilities will go into effect on December 1, 2013. “This transition will allow World Dairy Expo to better serve our supporters and exhibitors, while utilizing the strengths of the particular individuals filling these roles,” said Scott Bentley, World Dairy Expo General Manager. “I’m excited for the opportunities that lie ahead with each position now able to better focus on the stakeholders they serve.” As the new Sponsorship Manager, Susan Orth’s role reaches across all aspects of Expo, including the Dairy Cattle Show, Trade Show and other sponsored events. She will be the lead contact for WDE sponsors, sponsor customer service and communications. Orth will continue in her role to serve as the Expo staff connection for the World Forage Analysis Superbowl. She has been on World Dairy Expo’s staff since 2009 and most recently served as Trade Show Manager. Orth grew up on her family’s dairy and livestock farm, Orthridge Farms, in southwest Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in Animal Science and Ag Journalism. Orth is currently serving on the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board, co-chair of the Programming Committee for the Association of Women in Agriculture and as off-campus advisor of the Badger Dairy Club. As the Trade Show Manager, Crystal McNett will manage the World Dairy Expo Trade Show, partnering with more than 850 exhibiting companies from around the globe that participate in the event each year. She will be the lead contact for commercial exhibitors including communications, contracts and show floor layout. Trade Show Executive magazine’s (TSE) prestigious Gold 100 recently announced World Dairy Expo as the #22 trade show in the nation. McNett previously was Trade Show & Project Coordinator for World Dairy Expo and is the former Sales and Marketing Communications Specialist with Select Sires. Crystal is a 2006 graduate from the University of WisconsinMadison with a double major in Dairy Science and Ag Journalism with business emphasis. She currently owns and operates McNett Grain Farms with her father and brother in Belmont, Wis. World Dairy Expo is the largest dairy-focused event in the world, attracting over 70,000 dairy enthusiasts and over 2,200 head of dairy cattle to the annual event. World Dairy Expo’s 2014 theme is “Designer Dairy” and the event will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 4 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Visit for complete show schedule or follow Expo all year long on Facebook at worlddairyexpo. 12–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013

Accelerate Your College Education with Scholarships from Accelerated Genetics

Baraboo, Wis. (November 20, 2013) - Youth are the foundation and next generation of agriculture. Accelerated Genetics is excited to provide the following scholarships to its customer’s families to ensure agriculture’s bright future! Youth Scholarship: Accelerated Genetics awards four - $500 scholarships to high school seniors planning to major in agriculture at a short course, vocational technical college or a four-year university. Any high school senior who has participated in FFA, 4-H, any of the various breed organizations or any other agricultural organizations is eligible to apply. How To Apply For Youth Scholarship: To obtain a scholarship application, download it from the Accelerated Genetics website at, call 1.800.451.9275 or The Application Deadline is: February 15, 2014! Collegiate Scholarship: Two - $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students currently enrolled in a short course, vocational technical college or a four-year university degree program. Supported by Accelerated Genetics, the collegiate program is available to individuals who are currently in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year and are majoring in any agricultural field. This scholarship program is run by the National FFA Foundation. How To Apply For Collegiate Scholarship: This scholarship application can only be completed online at and click on Programs link and then the Scholarship link. The Application Deadline is: February 1, 2014! (Required signature page must be mailed postmarked no later than February 8, 2014.) Applicants or their parents must be currently active customers of Accelerated Genetics to be eligible for both types of scholarships.

Upcoming Issues January

- Adult Convention Information - Influence of District 2 genetics including the Saturdays, Dellia, Pandora, Gettinger Maggie and Sky-Hi Majority Honey - Futures Sale preview - District 7 feature Ads due December 11


- Double-buy with Holstein World - focus on Wisconsin’s Young Producers and Young Adult Committee Activities - Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale - District 1 feature Ads due January 10


- Midwest Holsteins - Junior Convention resutls - Barn Meeting previews Ads due February 5

wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013-13

Iowa County holds Inaugural All-Breeds Futurity

What do formal attire, a dairy cow and a show ring have in common? Those three things all came together on September 1 in the First Annual Iowa County All-Breeds Futurity. Fifteen animals paraded in the ring, leads persons dressed in formal attire, in hopes to win prize money totaling more than $1200. Dave Wallace was tasked with the role of judge at the Iowa County Fair in Mineral Point, WI. This inaugural event drew a full crowd of spectators to take in the view of elite animals of all breeds. Walking away with the top prize of $300 was the Jersey entry from Glenmar-Dale Farm, Glenmar-Dale On-Time Surreal. Second place and earning $200 was the entry from Hi-Lo-Valley Holsteins, Hi-Lo-Valley Atwood Pastel. Rounding out the top three with a $150 in prize money was Gildale Shottle Alissa exhibited by Gildale Holsteins. Complete results are listed below. Show sponsorship included Military Ridge Veternary Service, Tony’s Tap, Foremost Farms USA, and Mound City Bank. For more information on this event open to any dairy exhibitors at the Iowa County Fair email

2013 Sheboygan County Holstein Futurity

The 2013 Sheboygan County Holstein Futurity was held on September 1, 2013 with 27 entries competing for the top honors. Brian Behnke from Albany, WI served as the official judge. Our Mistresses of Ceremonies were Alice in Dairyland, Kristin Olson, and the Sheboygan County Fairest of the Fair, Jennifer Kuffel. This years winning entry was Glennlawn Sanchez Elegant-ET exhibited by Spruce Lawn Farms from Plymouth. The runner-up was Bevendale Jasper Rhythm-ET exhibited by William Schultz III from Plymouth.

L to R : Judge Brian Behnke; Alice in Dairyland Kirstin Olson; Fairest of the Fair Jennifer Kuffel; Platnium Sponsor - Schulz & Dipple Representative; Platnium Sponsor - Jim Wonser, LDS Representative; 1st place - Glennlawn Sanchez Elegant-ET, owned by Spruce Lawn Farms; 2nd place - Bevendale Jasper Rhythm-ET, owned by William Schultz III; 3rd place - Smilaire Silver, owned by Smilaire Holsteins; 4th place - Glennlawn Sanchez Puffin-ET, owned by Spruce Lawn Farm; and 5th place - Mauk-E-Way Damion Lexi, owned by Mauk-E-Way Farm.

Welcome to These New Members 1. (JE) Glenmar-Dale On-Time Surreal, Charisse Orth, Glenmar-Dale Farm 2. (HO) Hi-Lo-Valley Atwood Pastel, Hi-Lo-Valley Holsteins, Alyssa Yager, Best Dressed Female (sponsored by: Livingston State Bank) 3. (HO) Gildale Shottle Alissa, Brenda Gilbertson, Gildale Holsteins 4. (MS) Heavenly Butterscotch, Jessica James, Pine-Valley Farm 5. (Red) Dodgecrest Ad Taffy-Red-ET, Morgan Storkson, Go-For-Broke Dairy 6. (HO) Go-For-Broke San Jayce-ET, Kari Brokish, Go-For-Broke Dairy 7. (JE) GCJ Action Hopscotch, Leah James, Pine-Valley Farm 8. (JE) Glenmar-Dale Tequila Tierra, Mark Brown, GlenmarDale Farms 9. (BS) Shanks Zip Sharon, Anastasia Seja J. Dannenberg 10. & 1st Junior (sponsored by Ma-Brown-Angela, Danielle & Sean Brown) (Red) Go-For-Broke Natalie-Red-ET, Jake Brokish, Go-For-Broke Dairy 11. (HO) Weier-Nook Sanchez Serenity, Carl Weier, Weier-Nook Holsteins, Best Dressed Male (sponsored by: Gildale Holsteins) 12. (BS) Oak Knoll SS Inc-ET, Oak Knoll Farm, Joseph Rule 13. (HO) Ma-Brown Sanchez Annabeth, Danielle Brown, Ma-Brown Holsteins 14. (BS) Oak Knoll Jennica, Jennifer Rule, Oak Knoll Farm, Best Dressed Junior (sponsored by: Pine-Valley Farm) 15. (HO) Sta-Ash Active Duty Spell, Molly Hendrickson, Sta-Ash Holsteins 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013

Adult members: Mitch & Frank Thompson, Spring Valley Casey Larson, Downing Richard Rau, Dorchester Luke Luchterhand, Granton Lyndon Lichty, Westby Nelson Horst Jr, Stanley Rolf & Marieke Penterman, Thorp Daniel & Adrienne Nelson, Ogema Junior members: Grant Cracraft, Francis Creek Jay Stetzer, Alma Center Regan Kramer, Wauzeka Amanda Gehrke, Arpin Garrett Ullness, Valders Brody Trustem, Evansville Finn, Luna, Dean, Joyce & Fenne Penterman, Thorp Brianna & Austin Meyer, Chilton Megan Willger, Rice Lake Dakota & Dallas Kreisa, Plymouth Carson Anhalt, Plymouth Ashton Haack, Sheboygan Falls

February 21 & 22, Tomah Convention hotel: Cranberry Country Lodge

319 Wittig Road, Tomah, WI 546660 800-243-9874 or 608-374-2801 Room rates range from $58.95 + tax to $98.95 + tax, depending on room type. The rooms are all suites with queen or king beds, futon sleepers, and a few with whirlpools available.

Room types available: 21 - queen bed & sofa sleeper 15 - king bed & sofa sleeper 16 - double queen beds & sofa sleeper 2 - 2-room suites with queen bed, sofa sleeper & bunk beds for kids 2 - 2-room suites king bed & 2 sofa sleepers, fireplace, whirlpool 2 - 2-room suites king bed, sofa sleeper, fireplace, whirlpool & big screen tv 2 - king bed, whirlpool & sofa sleeper 28 - 2-room suites, 2 queen beds 5 - 2-room suites, king bed, whirlpool & sofa sleeper Overflow hotel is:

Quality Inn

305 Wittig Road, Tomah, WI 54660 608-372-6600 Room rate for single and double beds is $89.00 + tax.

The convention host group will be offering a room subsidy for first-time convention attendees and members under 40. Watch next month’s issue for more details.

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District 10 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The January issue will feature District 7 - Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menomonie, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca & Waushara counties.

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Calumet County

2013 Adult Membership: 34; Jr. Membership: 10 Adult Association officers - President: Jeff Brantmeier; Vice President: Larry Meyer; Secretary: Sue Schultz; Treasurer: Adam Schnell. The Calumet County Breeders began 2013 with our annual meeting in January. Larry Nelson, WHA Executive Director and Chris Lyons, National Holstein Association representative were our guest speakers. In February, the Holstein Breeders sponsor our annual Calumet County Mardi-Gras always held the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Over one hundred people were in attendance in 2013 to honor the winners of many awards that are given including the announcement of our County Holstein Boy and Girl. We host a live auction at the Mardi-Gras with proceeds given to our Calumet County Fair for improvements and other awards. The Holstein Breeders were involved with hosting the 2013 Alice in Dairyland finals in May. In June, Calumet County hosted the District 10 Holstein Show. Next was the annual June Dairy Month “Sundae on the Farm” promotion. In July, we had members exhibit at the Wisconsin State Holstein Show. In August, we pay for transportation of the animals representing Calumet County at the Wisconsin Junior State Fair. The Calumet County Fair is held Labor Day weekend. The Holstein Breeders coordinate the trophy sponsors for classes and provide financial assistance. A pizza party, sponsored by the Calumet County Holstein Breeders for all the exhibitors and their families, is held on the Sunday night of County Fair. October found Calumet County Holstein breeders exhibiting at World Dairy Expo. In 2013, we had members attend WHA activities including the annual Senior Convention and the Holstein Picnic.

Fond du Lac County

2013 Adult Membership: 100; Jr. Membership: 38 Adult Association officers - President: Kurt Loehr; Vice President: Eric Westphal; Secretary: Joseta Halbur; Treasurer: Bob Galdi; Directors: Chris Kramer, Gary Cooper, Steve Kamphuis. Junior Association officers - President: Valerie Kramer; Vice President: Darren Kamphuis; Secretary: Kati Kindschuh; Treasurer: Derrek Kamphis; Director & Holsti-Buck Chair: Matthew Kramer. The year kicked off for the Fond du Lac County Holstein Breeders with a farm tour in April to Green County. Our county Futurity celebrated its 13th annual show at the county fair in July. In September our county sale boasted an average of $2502. The annual county meeting will be held on December 9 in Fond du Lac and the juniors will be hosting the state Junior Convention in the Wisconsin Dells in January. The group is looking forward to another county tour this spring. The Fond du Lac County Junior Holstein Association began their activities in 2013 with the annual junior meeting where we did a convention recap and made plans for the New Year. The 2013 show season started with members exhibiting at the Midwest Spring National Holstein Show Spring Show in Jefferson, Wisconsin. The juniors hosted their annual fitting and showing clinic at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds in May. Kevin Jorgenson explained and demonstrated the new PDCA showmanship scorecard. June was filled with dairy activities including the First Baby Born in June contest and the District 10 Holstein Show. The juniors ended the busy month of June by working at Breakfast on the Farm where members taught youth the importance of the dairy industry in Fond du Lac County. Another busy month for the Fond du Lac Juniors was July with the Wisconsin State Show, Fond du Lac County Fair and Futurity all occurring in the same month. At the State Holstein Show, the Fond du Lac County senior dairy cattle judging team captured first place 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013

and the junior team combined with Sheboygan County juniors to finish second. The Fond du Lac County Fair was a crazy week full of competition. Multiple juniors received well deserved honors. Numerous juniors participated and excelled in the 2013 Fond du Lac County Holstein Futurity. August brought the juniors participation in the Wisconsin State Fair to finish out the summer activities. The juniors ran the food stand during the Fond du Lac County Classic sale in September. World Dairy Expo was a week like no other for many Fond du Lac County Junior members, from working night lines to showing on the color shavings. Nothing beats a week of cows and dairy friends! The Fond du Lac Juniors are excited to host the 2014 Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention on January 3-5, 2014 in Wisconsin Dells. We welcome all Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association members to participate in the convention with our theme being “Roping the Dream in 2104.”

Manitowoc County

2013 Adult Membership: 84; Jr. Membership: 24 Adult Association officers - President: Dan Dvorachek; Vice President: Matt Kraycraft; Secretary: Michelle Bratt; Treasurer: Sara Neuser; Directors: Jason Miller, Beth Kappelman, Bryce Fisher, Eugene Neuser & Jesse Neuser. Junior Association officers - President: Bieke de Bruijn; Vice President: Barloe Brisson; Secretary: Sanne de Bruijn; Treasurer: Sam Lensmire; Reporter: Clarissa Ulness. The Manitowoc County Holstein Breeders had a farm tour for their members in March and toured Ryan-Vu Dairy, Budjon Farms and Westphalia Farm. Manitowoc County and Siemers Holsteins teamed up to put on the 2013 Wisconsin State Holstein Picnic in August. The annual meeting was held this fall at Autumn Ridge Golf Course. The group is planning another farm tour this spring.

Sheboygan County

2013 Adult Membership: 72; Jr. Membership: 39 Adult Association Officers – President: Dr. Chris Booth; Vice President: Jim Hanke; Secretary: Heidi Taylor; Treasurer: Sara Feldmann; Directors: Bryan Mauk, Gary Depies, Erin Jens, Bob Ridge, Luke Gartman and Kim Henschel. Junior Advisors: Dr. Chris & Courtney Booth, Dr. Jeff & Dr. Lea Ann Bleck and Dr. Kent & Kelly Bindl. The Sheboygan County Holstein Breeders held their annual banquet on December 5, 2012. Kelly Jens, daughter of Jerry and Marty Jens, was awarded the Outstanding Girl. The Association also recognized a Friend of the Association, Josh Depagter who assisted with the showring fan project at the county fairgrounds. In January, the Sheboygan County Junior Holstein Association had 17 members attend the 2013 Junior Holstein Convention held by hosts, Rock County. Some of the highlights included: 1st in the bell-r-ring competition, 1st in the statewide banner competition, a trip award winner, two 12 and under younger member award winners, 3rd place junior in the speaking contest, 2nd place ad in the advertising contest, a peoples’ choice award photo, 2-rookie dairy bowl teams, 2- junior dairy teams and one senior dairy bowl team. In spring, a coach bus full of adult and junior members participated in the annual Sheboygan County Farm Tour Day which featured three farms in the Baraboo area: Heatherstone Enterprises, Walk-Era Holsteins and Rosedale Genetics. In June, both adults and juniors exhibited animals in the District 10 Holstein Show. Special highlights included Sara Feldman’s Reserve Senior Champion of the open show, Cow-Palace Durham Nicole. The youth also did well in showmanship. Winning the 10 & under division was Ava Booth and junior division champion was Cole Booth. State showmanship qualifiers also consisted of Emily Meinnert and Jimmy Jens. At the Wisconsin State Championship Show the Sheboygan County Juniors of Cole Booth, Ava Booth, Emily Meinnert and Ella Bindl placed 1st in the State Show Junior Dairy Judging Contest. In addition, Cole Booth won the Junior Showmanship Division at the State Showmanship Contest. This past July, Mauk-E-Way Farm of Plymouth hosted the Sheboygan County Holstein Association Picnic. With a couple hundred in attendance, the Mauk family, Kyle and Sarah with son Bryan and daughter-in-law Brittney and their children Natalie and

Braxton opened their farm to view some of their special cow families. A luncheon, barn tours, music, a junior association silent auction and heads or tails fundraiser held the attention of most of the attendees during the afternoon. A short program completed the afternoon’s festivities with comments by the host family, Todd Borgwardt WHA Board Member, Alice in Dairyland, Kristin Olson, Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman and the Sheboygan County Fairest of the Fair Jennifer Kuffel. The Sheboygan County Fair was also as a success for many as the Sheboygan County Holstein Futurity held 27 entries for the 2013 competition. The winning entry was Glennlawn Sanchez Elegant-ET exhibited by the Ubbelohde family. We also hosted the annual Farmer Bud Competition for youth 8 and under which was greatly attended with standing room only.

Winnebago County

2013 Adult Membership: 29; Jr. Membership: 8 Adult Association officers - President: Pat Crowley; Vice President: Dan Peapenburg; Secretary: Kim Radloff; Treasurer: Cathy Silverthorne; Directors: Mike Bradley & Joe Hughes. Junior Association officers - President: James Crowley; Vice President: Janna Crowley; Secretary: Nathan Condon; Treasurer: Mitchell Crowley; Director: Billy Grotjan.

Happy Holidays! My favorite time of the year - bring on the frozen water cups, hours of shoveling, and broken equipment! Okay, maybe it’s not my favorite time of the year, but, hopefully this holiday season is allowing each of you to reflect on the many things we have to be thankful for this year. Looking back on our year as Princesses, Crystal and I can’t help but to appreciate all that we have been a part of thanks to each of you! Throughout the last 11 months of our reign, we have made so many wonderful friendships, been a part of so many successful events, put about 4000 miles on our cars, and have learned more than we can ever return. We couldn’t be more thankful for the wonderful membership we have to represent! It’s unreal to believe that in almost a month we will be crowning our successors and though we’re sad to pass on our titles, the Association has never been in more capable hands. It’s truly so exciting to see such an interest in the Princess program like there never has been before! With convention rapidly approaching, we wish each of our candidates only the best of luck. It truly is the experience of a lifetime! Also, as the 25th WHA Royalty team, we’d like to formally invite any past royalty to this year’s junior convention to celebrate with us. With such a venue, we couldn’t be more excited. Keep your eyes peeled for an invitation in the mail this month. We will be recognizing each of the past princesses at the Princess Luncheon and will wrap up convention with a ‘Princess Tea Party’ for past, present and future royalty! We look forward to seeing you there!

Six to Compete for Wisconsin Holstein Princess title

Six young ladies will vie for the Wisconsin Holstein Princess and Princess Attendant positions at the upcoming Junior Holstein Convention. Along with their written application scores, all three candidates will go through an interview with a panel of judges and will have to answer a series of impromptu questions in front of the entire convention before the titles are awarded at the awards banquet on January 4. This year’s candidates are: Kristin Broege Kristin Broege is the 16 year old daughter of Phyllis Broege and the late Steve Broege of Janesville, WI in Rock County. She is a senior at Janesville Craig High School and plans to attend either UW-Madison or UW-Platteville to major in Dairy Science & Life Science Communications. Cierra Ehrke-Essock Cierra Ehrke-Essock is the 18 year old daughter of Cheryl Ehrke and Paul Essock of Fort Atkinson, WI in Jefferson County. She is a Fort Atkinson High School graduate and currently is a freshman at the University of WisconsinRiver Falls, majoring in Agriculture Education with a Dairy Science minor. Lizi Endres Lizi Endres is the 17 year old daughter of Steve & Kathy Endres of Waunakee, WI in Dane County. She is a graduate of Waunakee High School and currently attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she is majoring in Dairy Science. Kayla Krueger Kayla Krueger is the 19 year old daughter of Tyler & April Krueger of Marion, WI in Waupaca/Waushara County. She is a 2012 graduate of Marion High school and is currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, double majoring in Dairy Science & Life Sciences Communication. Katrina Nunes Katrina Nunes is the 19 year old daughter of Matt & Mandy Nunes of Chippewa Falls, WI in Chippewa County. She is currently attending the University of Wisconsin-River Falls majoring in Dairy Science with a minor in Agricultural Business. Mackenzie Sarbacker Mackenzie Sarbacker is the 19 year old daughter of John and Michelle Sarbacker of Belleville, WI in Dane County. She attended Verona High School and is currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with an undeclared major.

Morgan Behnke

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Younger Distinguished Junior Members Rachel Coyne Rachel Coyne is the 16-year-old daughter of Peter and Lisa Coyne of Spring Valley. She has been active in the WI Junior Holstein Association for the past seven years, participating in dairy quiz bowl, jeopardy, photography, and showing at district, state and national Holstein shows. Rachel has had judging success, placing in the top 10 at many contests. She also enjoys school activities, her friends, dance, playing basketball, running cross-country and track. She is very active in 4-H and FFA. Rachel and her brothers, Brian and William, own a small quality herd of Registered Holsteins and Brown Swiss cattle, which she manages and cares for on a daily basis. Adam Field Adam Field is the 15-year-old son of Jim and Teresa Field. His home farm, Shea-Hi Holsteins, currently milks 52 cows. Along with his duties on the farm, he is also employed at Spring Valley Farms. He enjoys showing and fitting cattle as well as helping younger members become involved with dairy projects. He is the current president of the District 5 Junior Holsteins group and is active in the Reedsburg FFA and Endeavor 4-H club, where he serves as president. He enjoys deer and turkey hunting in his spare time. Kalista Hodorff Kalista Hodorff is the 14-year-old daughter of Corey and Tammy Hodorff of Eden. She is in the ninth grade at Campbellsport High School and is a member of the Armstrong 4-H Club, Fond du Lac County Junior Holsteins, Tabor UMC youth group and Campbellsport FFA. She enjoys playing soccer, basketball, volleyball and track, is an assistant youth soccer coach, and teaches Sunday school. Kalista and her three sisters, Kayli, Kaianne and Kaydence are all involved on their family’s dairy farm, Second Look Holsteins, LLC. Sierra Huser Sierra Huser is the 16-year-old daughter of Dave and Adele Huser of Vesper. She resides at Honeyview Century Farm with her parents and two older brothers, Dustin and Nate. Sierra is currently a junior at Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids. She is active in forensics, orchestra and is a member of the FFA. She plays violin in the orchestra and is an honor roll student. Sierra is involved in Snyder 4-H serving as past secretary and the Wood County Junior Holstein organization serving as the current vice-president. She is involved in dairy bowl and jeopardy, and enjoys hunting, showing cattle and music. Carley Krull Carley Krull is the 16-year-old daughter of Cindy Krull and the late Brian Krull of Lake Mills. She lives on her family’s farm with her mom Cindy, sister Cassy and brother Bryce. The farm consists of 45 Registered Holstein cows. Carley is a sophomore at Lake Mills High School where she is in the Lake Mills FFA, a class officer, and is in music, basketball and softball. She is also involved in 4-H where 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013

she is a member of the Jefferson County judging team and state qualifier. Carley has been heavily involved in Junior Holstein. She enjoys showing her cattle at county, district, state and national levels with her family and friends. Rachel McCullough Rachel McCullough is the 14-year-old daughter of Chris and Kathie McCullough of Juda. She has a brother, Mac, and is in the eighth grade at Juda Public School. She is a member of the Spring Grove Honest Workers 4-H Club and Green County Junior Holsteins. She enjoys showing at county, district, state and national shows and likes attending shows and sales with her dad. Rachel owns five head of Registered Holsteins. Michael Moede Michael Moede is the 15-year-old son of Rob and Debbie Moede. They, along with younger sister Megan, reside on an 80-acre farm near Algoma in Kewaunee County. Michael is a sophomore at Algoma High School where he is a member of the Algoma FFA, basketball and baseball teams, and an honor roll student. He enjoys attending Packer games, hunting, and in the summer months, enjoys showing cattle. Megan Nelson Megan Nelson is the 15-year-old daughter of Richard Nelson and Ruthann Anderson, Ettrick, and has a younger brother, AJ. She is a sophomore at Gale-EttrickTrempealeau High School where she plays softball and is active in FFA and choir. She currently helps her grandparents on their 500-acre Registered Holstein farm. Megan is president of the Trempealeau County Junior Holstein Club and also a member of the Glasgow-Hardies Creek Busy Bees 4-H club. She owns 15 Registered Holsteins and has been showing for seven years at county, district, state and national shows. In her free time, she enjoys helping other dairyman with their show strings and spending time with her friends. Dawson Nickels Dawson Nickels is the 14-year-old son of Tom and Penni Nickels. His family lives on a farm near Watertown in Dodge County. He is the sixth generation living on the farm. Dawson attends Watertown Public High School as a ninth grader, where he is on the high honor roll and involved in FFA. He is active in the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association, a junior member of the Red and White Holstein Association, 4-H, dairy judging, dairy bowl, showmanship contests and showing dairy cattle. He and his sister Kylie are currently building their own herd under the Dreamfix Holsteins prefix. Nicole Pralle Nicole Pralle is the 16-year-old daughter of Scott Pralle and Pam SelzPralle, Humbird, where they milk 425 Registered Holsteins. A junior at Osseo-Fairchild High School, she plays volleyball and basketball and is active in FFA, FBLA and Honor Society. Nicole is vice-

president of the Clark County Junior Holstein club, secretary of her FFA chapter, and president of her 4-H club. Nicole takes pride in showing her Holsteins. She was named the Reserve Supreme Champion at the Clark County Fair and Honorable Mention Supreme Showman at the WI State Fair in 2012. At the 2013 Area Animal Science Days, she placed 10th high individual in dairy judging.

Lindsey Sarbacker Lindsey Sarbacker is the 14-year-old daughter of David and Candi Sarbacker. Along with her siblings Ashlyn and Cole, they reside at Floydholm, an 80-acre farm near Edgerton where they house show heifers. Lindsey is a freshman at Stoughton High School and is part of the Student Senate. She is involved with the Dane County junior team for dairy quiz bowl and dairy judging. She also serves as reporter for

the Dane County Jr. Holstein Breeders and club secretary of the Triangle Troopers 4-H club. She enjoys showing multiple breeds of cattle at local, district, state and national events. Brooke Trustem Brooke Trustem is the 15-year-old daughter of Sandy Larson and Jim Trustem. She is a freshman at Evansville High School and has two brothers, Dane and Luke. Brooke and her extended family farm together at Larson Acres, Inc. She has been showing cattle since she was five years old and her daily responsibilities include caring for the show and sale cattle. Other duties include assisting the herdsman and working with the calves. Brooke is a member of the Magnolia 4-H Club and St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Her other interests include basketball, swimming and being with friends.

12 & Under Recognition Winners Ava Booth Ava Booth is the 9-year-old daughter of Dr. Chris and Courtney Booth. Ava, her parents and siblings Campbell, Royce and Cole own and operate Booth-Haven Holsteins, a small show heifer and cow care operation in Plymouth. Ava loves showing dairy cattle, helping with the show string and dairy judging. This past show season Ava worked hard to present the Junior All-Wisconsin Red & White Winter Calf and 2012 Reserve Junior All-Wisconsin Spring Calf. She also exhibited the 2013 Junior Champion at the Sheboygan County Fair and won Overall Supreme Champion Showperson her first year. Cole Booth Cole Booth is the 11-year-old son of Dr. Chris and Courtney Booth of Plymouth. Cole along with his parents and siblings Ava, Campbell and Royce own and operate Booth-Haven Holsteins, a small show heifer and cow care operation. Cole enjoys showing dairy cattle, fitting and dairy judging. He was honored to win the 2012 and 2011 World Dairy Expo Junior Division Showmanship Contest and the 2013 State Showmanship Junior Division Contest. Cole exhibited the 2012 Reserve Junior All-American Red & White Fall Yearling and 2013 Junior All-Wisconsin Spring Yearling. Elise Bleck Elise Bleck is the 12-year-old daughter of Dr. Jeff and Dr. Lea Ann Bleck of Glenbeulah located in Sheboygan County. She and younger brother Brady live on the family farm where she raises her Holstein and Brown Swiss show cattle. Elise is a member of the Sheboygan County Junior Holstein Association, Wisconsin Junior Brown Swiss Association, Spring Valley 4-H Club and Good Shepard Lutheran Church. Elise participates in dairy quiz bowl and dairy judging contests. She really enjoys showing her animals and was the first place junior showperson

at the 2013 National Brown Swiss Junior Heifer Show. She also plays basketball, softball and enjoys swimming. Colton Brandel Colton Brandel is the nine-year-old son of Matthew and Tracy Brandel. Colton has two younger sisters, Ashley and Katie, and a little brother, Justin. His family is partners in Straussdale Holsteins LLC, located in Lake Mills, where they milk 225 Registered Holsteins. Colton is a third grader at Prospect Elementary School and is active in the South Side Eagles 4-H Club. He has attended Cow Camp and enjoys exhibiting cattle at the Jefferson County Fair. He loves dairy cattle and all aspects of farming. Colton enjoys playing football, wrestling, archery and volunteering at various dairy promotion activities in his community. Madison Calvert Madison Calvert is 11 years old and lives in Cuba City with her parents Bill and Kelle, brother Payton and twin sister McKenzie as well as a Bernese mountain dog, Aspen and a black lab, Dora. Her family resides on a 426-acre dairy farm with a herd of 75 Registered Holsteins. She is a sixth grader at St. Rose of Lima School, a member of the Lafayette County Junior Holsteins, and is currently serving as the co-reporter of her group. Besides the farm, she is also active in basketball, volleyball, softball, Cuba City Merry Mixers and St. Rose Youth Choir. McKenzie Calvert McKenzie Calvert, the 11-year-old daughter of Bill and Kelle Calvert, resides on a 426acre dairy farm in Cuba City with her brother Payton, twin sister Madison, and dogs, Aspen and Dora. They milk 80 Registered Holsteins and when she is not working on the farm, she is active in the Cuba City Merry Mixers 4-H, Lafayette County Junior Holsteins, showing, volleyball, wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013-19

softball and basketball, as well as St. Rose youth choir. Hunter Crowley Hunter Crowley is the 11-year-old son of Patrick and Jennifer Crowley of Omro. He attends Omro Middle School where he is currently in 6th grade. He enjoys playing football, basketball, soccer, piano and percussion in the school band. He is an active member in the Plain V-U 4-H Club, Winnebago County Junior Holstein Association, boy scouts, dairy judging team and dairy bowl team. Hunter currently owns one Registered Holstein and shows many others at the county and district levels. He is looking forward to adding more animals to his herd in the future. Emma Dorshorst Emma Dorshorst is the 10-year-old daughter of Dr. Matthew and Molly Dorshorst. She lives on a 60-cow Registered Holstein farm with her sisters Sara and Claire and brother Wyatt. She is active at Bethany Lutheran Church, Badger 4-H Club, plays softball and basketball. She also enjoys voice and piano lessons and horse riding. She has three Registered Holsteins and has enjoyed showing them at county and district shows. Emma enjoys milking the cows with her father the most. She says the worst job on the farm is hauling water to the calves with her mom. Emma wants to combine her love of cows and science when she grows up. Tyler Giddings Tyler Giddings is 11 years old and resides in Hatley, where he is in 6th grade at Wittenberg Middle School. He is a member of the Marathon County Junior Holstein Association. He loves to show his calves and help his aunt and uncle, Don and Jenna Fahey, on the Dream Team Holstein farm. Tyler is proud of owning eight Registered Holsteins. In addition to his Holstein activities he enjoys hunting, is active in the Badger 4-H club, local bowling leagues and the Wittenberg Middle School cross country team. Hannah Hockerman Hannah Hockerman is the 11-year-old daughter of Greg and Dawn Hockerman and lives on the Hockerman Brothers Dairy farm in Westfield with her two younger brothers, where they milk 375 cows three times a day. She enjoys showing, halter breaking calves, softball and milking cows. She is a member of the Honor Roll Club 501, Student Council, Springfield Funrunners 4-H Club and District 5 Junior Holstein Association. Kaianne Hodorff Kaianne Hodorff is the 12-year-old daughter of Corey and Tammy Hodorff of Eden. She is a member of the Armstrong 4-H, Campbellsport FFA, Tabor UMC Youth Group and the Junior Holstein Association. She is a seventh grader at Campbellsport Junior High School, where she is in band and chorus. She participates in basketball, soccer, volleyball and track and helps with Vacation Bible School and Sunday school. Kaianne has three sisters, Kayli, Kalista and Kaydence, who are also 20–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013

involved on their family’s dairy farm, Second Look Holsteins, LLC. Kaydance Hodorff Kaydence Hodorff is the 8-year-old daughter of Corey and Tammy Hodorff. She is in the second grade at Eden Elementary School and is a member of the Armstrong 4-H Club and the Junior Holstein Association. She has attended Cow Camp and basketball camp and enjoys playing soccer. Kaydence has three sisters, Kayli, Kalista and Kaianne, who are all involved with their family’s dairy farm, Second Look Holsteins, LLC. Brian McCullough Brian McCullough is the 12-year-old son of Chris and Kathie McCullough from Juda and has a sister named Rachel. Brian is in sixth grade at Juda School, a member of the Spring Grove Honest Workers 4-H Club and Green County Junior Holsteins. He enjoys showing at Green County Fair, Dairy Day, District and Championship shows. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, wrestling and playing flag football. Brian currently owns two Registered Holsteins. Megan Moede Megan Moede is the 11-year-old daughter of Rob and Debbie Moede. She has an older brother Michael and the family resides on an 80-acre farm near Algoma in Kewaunee County. She is in sixth grade at St. Mary’s School in Algoma. Megan enjoys the St. Mary’s Destination Imagination program and has done very well at the regional, state and global competitions. She is a member of the Algoma girl’s basketball and softball teams. She enjoys showing and judging Holstein and Jersey dairy cattle at county, district and state events. Kylie Nickels Kylie Nickels is the 12-year-old daughter of Tom and Penni Nickels. She is the sixth generation to live on the family farm, located in Dodge County. Kylie is in seventh grade at St. Mark’s Lutheran School in Watertown where she is on high honor roll and a member of the school choir. She is very active in the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association, a junior member of the Red and White Holstein Association, Richwood Ranger 4-H, dairy judging, dairy bowl, showmanship contests, and showing dairy cattle. Kylie and her older brother Dawson are currently building their own herd under the Dreamfix Holstein prefix. Drew Noble Drew Noble is the 11-year-old son of Troy and Jaime Noble. Along with his sisters Ainsley & Macie, he lives on a dairy, beef and crop farm in Lancaster, where his family farms 1000 acres and milks 160 Registered Holsteins. Drew is in 6th grade at Platteville Middle School where he plays baseball and basketball. He is a member of the Grant County Junior Holstein Association and Dairyland Diamonds 4-H Club, and has participated in various showing, judging and dairy bowl competitions.

Samantha Pitterle Samantha Pitterle is a 12-year-old who lives in Beaver Dam with her parents Mark and Val Pitterle and younger brother Sawyer. She is a sixth grader at St. John’s Lutheran School in Juneau and is active in soccer, volleyball, cross-country, basketball and softball. She is currently the Secretary of her 4-H club and enjoys dairy bowl and dairy judging. Clarissa Ulness Clarissa Ulness is the 9-year-old daughter of Mark and Angie Ulness. Clarissa calls Ragnar Holsteins, a 76-cow Registered Holstein farm in Valders, home. She has two brothers, Garrett and Walker, and a sister, Whitney. Clarissa enjoys dairy judging, dairy bowl and showing. She likes being involved in Junior Holstein because she is able to learn new things and make new friends. This year was her first year showing in 4-H and she was proud to win showmanship at her county fair. Clarissa is a fourth grader at Valders Elementary, a member of the Liberty GoGetters 4-H club and enjoys playing piano.

Going Red!

Thank you to Bella-Ridge Holsteins, Lynn & Sara Harbaugh and Kurt & Sarah Loehr, for giving me the opportunity to fulfill my dream of owning a red and white Holstein, Bella-Ridge Barbwire Marlene-Red-ET. My family and I look forward to the future of Ja-Mac HoLSTEInS with a great foundation heifer!


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Todd, Kara, Jared & Macie Abraham W6431 State Rd. 67, Plymouth, WI 53073 920-892-7602 •

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Showmanship Champions Ava - Reserve Junior Division Showman at World Dairy Expo, 2013 Supreme Champion Showman her first year showing at the Sheboygan County Fair and 1st place 10 & Under Showman at District 10 Holstein Show. Cole- Champion Junior Division Showman at World Dairy Expo (three-peat accomplishment), 2013 1st Junior Showman at the State Showmanship Contest and 1st place Junior Showman at District 10 Holstein Show. Thank you Scenic-Edge and Lyn-Vale for letting us work with your top quality animals.

Milksource Windbrk Aneko-ET Junior All-Wisconsin Spring Yearling Born 3/4/12 • Due May 2014 with Airlift heifer Dam: Butz-Butler Durham Angel-ET EX-90 2nd Dam: EO Siemers Ashlyns Angel-ET EX-96 3rd Dam: Tri-Day Ashlyn-ET EX-96

Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth

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Exception -

Our Newest Homebred EX-93

2013 Quest for Success

2013 Distinguished Young Holstein Breeders

Ryan-Vu Durham Exception-ET EX-93 4-03 337 29,789 3.5 1042 3.0 1095 Durham x EX-92 Encore Elegant x EX-96 Elegance • Aftershock embryos available 2013 has been a very exciting year at Ryan-Vu. It began in March with the Quest for Success Sale that averaged $9017. Thank you to all the consigners, buyers and supporters of this very special event which we hosted with Bella-View Holsteins. In July, we were humbled to be recognized as the National Holstein Association Distinguished Young Holstein Breeders. Thanks to our family and friends who have supported us along the way. Most recently, Ryan-Vu Durham Exception joined our list of EX-93 homebred cows. Happy Holidays to all our Holstein friends and we wish you all a prosperous 2014!

Mark & Mary Ryan & Family Chad & Amy Ryan & Family

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N3934 Hwy 175, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Farm Phone & Fax: 920-923-3528 Chad Cell: 920-960-1449 BAA: 111.8% RHA: 23,115 3.8 870 3.1 712

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Thank you to our friends at Team Crestbrooke and Nicholas Schuster

Gildale Advent Primrose EX-93 EX-95MS Grand Champion of the Junior Show, Midwest National Spring Show Grand Champion of Open & Junior Show & Best Udder, District 10 Show 5-Year-Old Class Futurity Winner, Fond du Lac Holstein Futurity 2nd 5-Year-Old, International Junior Holstein Show (WDE)

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Working & showing in harmony

2nd-Look Barbwire Dorito-Red 3rd Junior Spring Yearling, Midwest Spring Red & White Show Junior All-Wisconsin Red & White Spring Yearling 5th Junior Spring Yearling, Grand International Red & White Show The Farmers in the Dells... See you at Junior Holstein Convention! Ropin’ the Dream in 2013: January 3-5, 2014 in Wisconsin Dells,  hosted by FDL County Juniors

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Kayli, Kalista, Kaianne & Kaydence Hodorff N3832 Hwy. W, Eden, WI 53019 Phone (920) 477-6800 • Farm fax (920) 477-2520 • E-mail:

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MAUK-E-WAY DESTRY AUBREY-ET VG-86 photos by Lea McCullough

2-00 2x 190 13,254 3.6 480 2.9 389 inc. ~ Due the beginning of March with an Advent heifer ~ 1st Junior 2 Year Old, District 10 Show 2013



2-00 2x 190 13,279 3.4 454 3.1 409 inc. ~ Due the beginning of June with a Gold Chip heifer

Their Dam

Bryan, Brittney, Natalie & Braxton Mauk

N6620 County Rd. E, Plymouth, WI 53073 920-838-3462 •

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BUDJON ENCORE ANNALIE-ET EX-94 3E 8-03 305 26,078 3.4 894 3.04 794 169,000 lifetime to date 1st 6 Year Old & Older, District 10 Show 2013 All-Wisconsin Aged Cow 2009 3rd at Wisconsin Holstein Futurity 2006


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Dam: Budjon Stardust Anisa-ET EX-96 3E, 3x Nom. AA Next dams: EX-91 2E Eagle, EX-90 Sexation

After a rough start to the year with an enormous barn fire and the loss of many animals, including the kids’ show animals, we had a bright spot in August at the Manitowoc Futurity.

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Left - Sanne with Chartroise Atwood Polly-ET GP-83 (Atwood x Windy-Knoll-View Passage EX-90), 1st place at the Culver’s Manitowoc County Futurity 2013 Right - Bieke, 2013 Manitowoc County Dairy Princess

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We are excited for the future as we rebuild the herd and the kids get more involved with their Holstein activities. Sanne and Bieke are involved in Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy and the Manitowoc Co. Judging team. Joost and Rémon also did well this year showing and are getting involved with Dairy Bowl and judging.

Select Genetics LLC Bert & Annette De Bruijn family 10525 West Viebahn Rd., Manitowoc, WI 54220 567-644-6511 •


EX-93 EX-94MS *RC 5-00 290 25,418 3.7 937 3.1 776 • Daughter by C-Haven Lander • Pregnancies by Advent Sire: Ladino Park Talent-Imp-ET *RC Dam: O-C-E-C Ranger Sassy-Red-ET EX-91 3E 2-06 2x 365 23,970 3.7 885 3.1 747 2nd Dam: Flares Dairyman Scarlet-Red EX-91 2E 3rd Dam: Carrdale T Threat Flare-Red EX-90

Fer-Crest Aspen MITZI-TW

EX-91 4-11 365 28,608 3.9 1123 3.3 944 • Daughter by Regancrest Longtime • Due in December to Hero Sire: EK-Oseeana Aspen-ET Dam: Ms Ryan-Vu Expo Maroon EX-92 3-09 365 44,421 3.4 1511 3.2 1433 Next 3 dams VG then Snow-N Denises Dellia EX-95

Fer-Crest Aspen BLISS

EX-92 5-02 233 20,051 4.3 863 3.2 648 • Daughter by Pronto • Due in March Sire: EK-Oseeana Aspen-ET Dam: Partee Sovereign Bahamma EX-91 4-05 358 30,326 4.1 1275 3.2 965 6-01 347 28,565 4.3 1229 3.2 928

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RANDON HIANNE ERRY W2650 Harvestore Rd., Hilbert, WI 54129 (608) 335-8861 Inquiries Always Welcome

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Laverne’s Daughter:

harvestacre Jasper laverne eX-90 eX-92ms at 3-11

3-04 307 35,230 3.7 1297 2.7 966 4-05 305 34,683 4.6 1670 2.5 900 proj. ~ Grand Champion, Clark Co. Fair Open Show ’12 ~ Embryos by Atwood, bred to Windbrook

They just don’t come any finer than this! Backed by an EX-94 Outside, Laverne puts high performance in a stylish package as does her “Sweet” Fever daughter. Generations of extreme milk from high type dams! It works for us. It can work for you too!

Joliam Fever lavish vG-86 vG-ms 1-11 243 22,490 3.9 868 2.8 638 inc. ~ projected in 305 days at 27,000M ~ Due in March to Buxton


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Bella-Ridge Go For Broke-ET VG-86 1st Junior Fall Yearling, 2013 Midwest National Spring Show Junior Champion of the Junior Show, 2013 Midwest National Spring Show 1st Junior Milking Yearling, 2013 Midwest Fall National Show 2nd Milking Yearling, 2013 International Junior Holstein Show • Bred to Dundee & will be IVF’d to Durham & Windbrook Broke was purchased at the Quest for Success Sale this spring. Thank you to Lynn & Sara Harbaugh and Kurt & Sarah Loehr for consigning her!

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Thank you to Chad Ryan and Jason Danhof for having Broke in your string this show season & making her look her best! A very special thank you to Lynn & Sara Harbaugh for all of the help, kind words, advice & encouragement throughout the year... you surely made this the most memorable year ever! 30–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013

Teapot Holsteins KAYLA KRUEGER

E6689 Miller Rd., Marion, WI 54950 715-754-2492

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Pfaffsway Dillyn RITZ EX-91 EX-MS at 3-11 2-06 2x 305 28,590 4.1 1163 3.0 855 3-07 2x 281 34,559 3.8 1327 3.0 1039 inc. 1st Junior 4-Year-Old, Midwest National Spring Show 2013 1st Junior 4-Year-Old, WI Junior State Fair 2013 Jr. All-Wisconsin 4-Year-Old 2013 • Sired by Pfaffsway Aspen Dillyn  (Aspen x EX-92 2E Durham) • Owned by Larissa Pfaff

Ms She’s a SIREN-Red EX-92 EX-MS at 4-07 1-11 2x 365 25,836 4.0 1045 3.0 786 3-08 2x 293 31,359 4.1 1274 2.8 893 inc. All-Wisconsin Red & White 4-Year-Old 2013 Grand Champion, WI Red & White Championship Show 2013 • Advent x Boylan SS Shay-ET VG-88 x Moorstead  Missioner Sweetie EX-92 2E • Siren has 4 ET calves by Absolute due in December • now owned by Milksource Genetics

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Siren was owned with:

Steve, Kristin, Casey, Larissa & Olivia Pfaff

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Holstein Association USA Announces New Hire and Promotions within Management Team

Brattleboro, Vt.: Holstein Association USA is pleased to announce several updates to the Association’s management team. “These individuals bring dedication, expertise and talent to their respective positions. We believe our talent pool is unmatched in the pedigreed livestock industry,” states Holstein Association USA CEO John M. Meyer. Peter Cole has been named Executive Director of Holstein Association Dairy Policy, Industry Affairs, and Governance. Cole has been with the Association 15 years, most recently heading up the registry, quality assurance and customer service departments. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing and upholding Association policies and governance structure, as well as serving as liaison to other industry organizations. Cole holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College. Jodi Hoynoski has been promoted to Executive Director of Holstein Identification and Member Services. Over her past 11 years with the Association, Hoynoski has worked in various areas, including serving as ID Programs Manager, State Association Liaison and Holstein Foundation Programs Manager. Her primary responsibilities include managing all of the Association’s identification products and services, upholding high standards for customer service, and working with National Holstein Shows. In addition to her new duties, Jodi will continue her role as manager of the Holstein Foundation and primary liaison with state associations and delegates. Hoynoski is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degrees in dairy science and life science communications. Dr. Tom Lawlor has been promoted to the role of Executive Director for Research and Development. Dr. Lawlor has been with

Luck-E Braxton Maeve VG-89 at 2Y

the Association for the past 27 years and has led the Research and Development department for much of this time. In addition to his involvement with research, he plays a key role in performing genetic evaluations, working with dairy geneticists, collaborating on international projects and educating members about Holstein genetics. Dr. Lawlor holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science from the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Science in animal breeding and genetics from Montana State University, and a doctorate in animal breeding and genetics from Cornell University. Richard Rogers joins the Association staff as the Executive Director of Information Services. He comes to the Association with a vast background and experience with technology, business process and application development. For the past 17 years, he has held various senior management roles within FUJIFILM and most recently at the headquarters of FUJIFILM Holdings North America Corporation. Rogers is responsible for managing the Association’s programming staff, along with playing a leading role in software development and maintenance of existing technology resources. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Roberts Wesleyan College, and also completed the Wharton Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Rogers succeeds Bob Lester, who recently retired after seven years of dedicated service to the Association. Lindsey Worden has been promoted to Executive Director of Holstein Genetic Services. Worden has been with the Association for over six years, serving as Communications Manager for the past five. In her new role, she will work with and lead a team that provides the dairy industry with programs, products, services, technology and leadership to enhance the genetics of the Holstein breed and provide valuable information to help Holstein breeders be more successful. Worden holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of WisconsinMadison in Dairy Science and Life Science Communications.

BHHD Sid Legacy

born 3/1/13

Braxton x GP-84 Dundee Maxine x EX-90 Champion

Sid x BHHD Lil Gold-ET EX-90 x Ryan-Brooke Dundee Lily EX-90

Reserve Intermediate Champion, District 6 Show Senior & Grand Champion, WI State Fair Open Show 9th Senior 2 Year Old, Interational Junior Holstein Show • IVF’d to Atwood and Goldwyn

2nd Open & 1st Junior Spring Calf, District 6 Show 3rd & Res. Junior All-WI Spring Calf, WI Championship Show 2nd Spring Calf, WI Junior State Fair 1st Spring Calf, WI State Fair Open Show 3rd Spring Calf, International Junior Holstein Show

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Wisconsin’s Post-Secondary & Collegiate Agriculture Programs Lakeshore Technical College The Dairy Herd Management program at Lakeshore Technical College is located in Cleveland, Wisconsin in Southern Manitowoc County in the heart of a very progressive dairy area. We offer a nine month hands-on award winning training program. If you love cows, then this is the program for you. Our Dairy Herd Management program is designed to provide intensive training in the management of a profitable and progressive dairy farm. Through classroom instruction, laboratory training, site farms, and on-farm internship experience, students gain the skills and knowledge to perform the duties of a herd manager. Each student is assigned to a farm for supervised on-the-job/internship training. This paid internship experience involves a minimum of 21 hours a week working on the farm learning various skills from how to I.V. a cow to sire selection to treating for mastitis. These farms range in size from 80 cows to 4800 cows. In addition to the internship experiences, the site farms provide a one-on-one learning environment where a student is matched up with a contact person at pre-selected, large dairy farms. The student is “tutored” in that environment with training on the job. Such opportunities will include working with that farms record keeping system, treating sick cows, vaccinating, giving shots, drying off cows, checking fresh cows, trimming feet, working with “wet” calves, dehorning and tagging calves to name just a few of the skills. Students will rotate to fifteen different site farms through the course of their second semester. This provides actual on-the-job training for the students. A recent graduate was hired by one of the site farms to be their herdsperson. The site farm called her for the job, because of the skills they saw her perform during her site farm rotation. This program focuses on all aspects of dairy cattle management. Courses include Dairy Feeding, Milk Production, Dairy Cattle Industry and Applications, Genetic Principles, Reproduction Techniques; including A.I. training, Business Management, Dairy Cattle Management, Dairy Housing, Dairy Lab and others. LTC also has an articulation agreement with UW-Platteville to accept 27 credits. Class sizes are set at 18 students for intensive hands-on training. About one third of the class is women. Tours are taken to 55-60 farms and agri-businesses during the nine months of the program. These tours range from viewing cheese plants, dairy goat operations, crossbred, seasonal grazing herds, a 3,500 cow rotary parlor dairy, a robotic milking set up, high scoring BAA registered herds, and family sized dairies. Students come from all across the state as well as other

Hoard’s Dairyman magazine online media department head, Patti Hurtgen (left) presents the Hoard’s Award to Samuel Nigon at the LTC club banquet in April as “the most outstanding student in the class who will be the most beneficial asset to the dairy industry.” This is a peer selected award based on criteria of character, academics, and community involvement. 34–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013

states and countries. This year students are from throughout Wisconsin as well as from Iowa and Alberta, Canada. Graduates are employed as herdspersons, dairy herd managers, farm owners, A.I. technicians, DHI supervisors, and feed and nutrition consultants. The annual salary from last year was $28,500. Not a bad return on a nine month investment! We have many rewarding, high-paying job offers every year because employers are looking for highly-trained employees with a passion for production agriculture. We provide this training and could help you be successful in the dairy industry. Graduate JeriLynn Zutz of Valders, Wisconsin says: “I chose LTC because of the hands-on learning experiences provided. In the Dairy Herd Management program, I love that we tour farms and see how farm expansions have changed over the years and how farms have gotten to where they are today. It really is an eye-opening experience if you are looking to get into the agriculture industry. The best career advice I’ve received is to choose a career you are going to enjoy and it won’t even feel like a job.” Students may join the Dairy Club which is an active club that promotes dairying and agriculture throughout the nation and provides leadership opportunities for its members. Activities include judging at World Dairy Expo, skills contests, club tours, club banquets, fund raising activities (including clipping cows), and state and national competitions in the Post-Secondary Agriculture Student (PAS) organization. This year students will have the opportunity to travel to Minnesota for the National PAS conference. In addition, this will be the eighth year we will participate in the Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge. Lakeshore Technical College had the honor of hosting this wonderful educational event this past February where we had one student on the first place team and three students placing second. We also participated in the Inaugural Dairy Challenge Academy in April. In September, two judging teams participated in the PostSecondary Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo. In the Practical Judging Contest, the team of Amber Meinert (Malone, WI), Wouter Star (Alberta, Canada), Nicole Strutz (Two Rivers, WI), and Bethany Haese (Brillion, WI), were the sixth place team overall in the Commercial Class in the Practical Contest. In addition, a team of Shawn Banowetz (Charlotte, IA), Ryan Navis (Cleveland, WI), Kristin Leiteritz (Cleveland, WI), and Jesse Bolton (Port Washington, WI) placed ninth in the Registered Class. In the Traditional Judging Contest Shawn Banowetz placed second high individual in the Milking Shorthorns and Amber Meinert placed fifth high individual in the Jerseys. Several students were pretty new to judging so this was a great learning opportunity. LTC also has a Dairy Herd Alumni Association which is unique in Wisconsin. It establishes the bond between past and present students. Activities include summer picnics, field trips, fund raisers, banquets, and newsletters with career opportunities. The Alumni Club celebrated its 27th anniversary last January. We are proud of the many successful Dairy Herd Management Program graduates operating farms and working in the Agriculture field and your community. Why not ask them about this award-

Post-Secondary Judging contest practical team participants, from left to right: Nicole Strutz, Amber Meinert, Ryan Navis, Wouter Star, Kristin Leiteritz, Shawn Banowetz, Bethany Haese, and Jesse Bolton

winning program? If you do not know someone who has graduated from our program, I will be happy to get you contact information, so that you can talk personally with them. For more information, contact: Lakeshore Technical College, Attn: Sheryl Nehls (, Dairy Herd Management Instructor; 1290 North Avenue, Cleveland, WI 53015; 920-693-1258; 920-693-1116 fax; 1-888-468-6582 (toll free);

milking 2,000 cows, registered herds, grazing herds, organic farms, water buffalos, dairy goats, and American Breeders Service. As part of the reproduction class students have the opportunity to earn their A.I. certificate. Upon graduation students find jobs as A.I. technicians, in sales, as field representatives for milk companies, as herd managers, or they return to the family farm. Students also have the opportunity to come back to Southwest Tech and earn an Associate’s Degree in Agriculture or transfer credits to UW-Platteville. You can learn more about our program by liking Southwest Tech Dairy Herd Management on Facebook. If a short nine month program, hands on learning, weekly field trips, the possibility to further your education, and active involvement in the dairy industry sounds like a good fit for you, then I encourage you to check out the Dairy Herd Management program at Southwest Tech in Fennimore, WI. Call 1-608-822-2372 to schedule a campus visit or apply today.

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LTC students and instructor with their awards from the 2013 Midwest Dairy Challenge - Back from left to right: Sam Nigon, Dianne Phillipsen, Kacy DePagter, Jennifer Nash, and Nick Miles; Front: Instructor Sheryl Nehls

Southwest Technical College Are you looking to further your education in the Dairy Industry, but don’t want to devote years for a college education? What if I were to tell you that nestled in the rolling hills of Southwest Wisconsin you could spend nine months at a technical college and earn a technical diploma in Dairy Herd Management? The program includes a number of hands on learning activities, weekly field trips to dairy farms, and small classes. Do I have your attention now? I hope so, and I hope that you would consider the Dairy Herd Management Program at Southwest Tech. Southwest Tech’s Dairy Herd Management program is designed to give students in depth knowledge and experience in the dairy industry. Most of our students work on the family farm or another dairy farm while attending college, and our program is designed for this type of student. Some courses students take include: Milk Production, Dairy Housing and Equipment, Dairy Nutrition, Reproduction, and Herd Health. During the short nine months students spend in the program they do weekly industry tours, attend World Dairy Expo, have the opportunity to listen to industry professionals, participate in Midwest Dairy Challenge, compete in Postsecondary Agriculture Students competitions, and participate in the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin mentorship program. Industry tours allow students to see stall barns, small farms, farms

UW-Madison Dairy Cattle Center Gets Extreme Makeover By Mara Budde Built in the 1950s, the Dairy Cattle Center has been an important facility on the UW-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Campus (CALS) for teaching and research. As times change, so does the need to upgrade facilities to meet the needs of today’s users. The Dairy Cattle Center renovation started in May 2012 and the first phase, targeting cow comfort issues, is now completed. Prior to the change, about 80 cows were housed in tight tie-stalls and the facility was poorly ventilated. Cows were milked in a single-four sideopening parlor. “From 1956 to 2013, the way we handle our cows and the size of our cows has changed. We really needed to update our facility. We can’t do research and educate tomorrow’s dairy leaders with 1956 facilities,” says Mike Peters, dairy herd administrator. “UW-Madison is extremely unique in the fact that a professor can be lecturing and within two minutes we can have students out of the lecture hall and in contact with cows,” Peters says. “We are really proud of that. It’s import for the department and CALS to retain his facility downtown.” With this in mind, cow comfort was the main goal of the changes that would take place in the Dairy Cattle Center. “Stalls are now the correct size for modern Holsteins. We have fewer hock lesions, knees don’t bang on curbs and chains are the proper length. We did a lot of work with the School of Veterinary Medicine and a Biological Systems Engineering group to make sure the stalls were sized correctly to meet our research and teaching needs and cow comfort needs.” Peters says. Stalls now have gel mats for added cow comfort when standing or laying that were donated by Promat. In addition to setting up better stall spacing, what was just one barn has now become essentially two barns to give visitors a better experience in the way they enter the building and to keep research areas separate, he adds. In the change, stalling was designed to be closer to the feeding area, since mixing is done in one area. Peters says by moving cows closer to where the feed is, labor will be more efficient. “When we engaged in the project, the big thing we were looking to do was to ensure cow comfort from a stall laying stand point and

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from a ventilation stand point,” says Peters. “We couldn’t do research in the barn effectively and in the summer months it was unbearable for heat. Now it has enhanced water-chilled ventilation, the air exchange is improved. We are now hoping to use the facility 12 months a year, like we need to be able to.” The single-four side-opening parlor originally faced the glass front of the building but has been pushed back into the building to open up the front area for a visitor welcome area. To replace the old parlor, BouMatic donated a new double-six herringbone parlor, making milking more efficient and cow friendly. Now, cows don’t have to climb stairs to enter the parlor or deal with 90-degree turns. The parlor pit was widened so more people can occupy it during milking or for classes that focus on milk quality, procedures and machine evaluation. The parlor platform has been lined with rubber mats from AniMat to reduce stress on joints while standing in the parlor. Peters says the new parlor will cut down milking time by about an hour and a half. Along with the new parlor came a new holding area better suited to moving cows through a parlor, improved footing, and box stalls for cows needing special attention. Plans are currently being made to convert the old parlor area to a welcome center for tours and visitors. “PDPW (Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin) has partnered with us to help us put together materials for the visitors’ experience and people that will come into the facility. For the metro Madison area, we’re the vision of the dairy industry that a lot of people see,” Peters says. “We think it’s really important to get the right message out. I’m thankful for PDPW’s input in ensuring that we give visitors the right experience.” As a primary building for dairy education, having a classroom for labs is a highly valued piece of the renovations. A vacant feed shed was transformed into a new teaching area that is cleaner, has better lighting and is more instructor friendly, Peters notes. The new area will give teachers more leeway in their ability to set up different labs, like calf labs or judging class. The area also has been set up with a WiFi connection, giving students the ability to access course material through the Internet. The changes made on the building will also give university veterinary students a modern dairy facility to work in that is near their own building. Large dairy management labs will still take place at the Arlington facility, but more hands-on labs and courses will continue to be held at the Dairy Cattle Center. At capacity, the Dairy Cattle Center continues to milk about 80 cows on campus. Three people manage the herd and eight to 10 students work at the facility with jobs ranging from milking to basic animal care. The $3.5 million investment has not only enhanced cow comfort and ability to educate and conduct research; the building is completely accessible to the disabled or visitors with strollers with the addition of an elevator. Storm water retention was another area addressed, so no waste or water from the cow yard makes it to Lake Mendota.

Agriculture there are six majors (Agribusiness, Animal/Dairy Science, Soil/Crop Science, Ag Education, Reclamation, and Ornamental Horticulture) and seven minors, with two additional majors being planned. At over 810 students, enrollment is the highest is has ever been and our strongest majors are Animal/Dairy Science and Agribusiness. The Animal Science program has 325 majors with almost half of those having an emphasis in Dairy Science. The School of Agriculture has 19 clubs and organizations and nine competitive teams. Some of the most successful competitive teams are the soils judging, dairy cattle judging, and Dairy Challenge teams. The Pioneer Dairy Club is the largest club, with over 110 members in 2013-2014. The Dairy Club’s annual consignment sale, in its 31st year for 2013, sold over 60 cattle with a sale average of $2,350. The sale draws consignments from the hard work of the members contacting local producers and alumni. Proceeds of the sale go toward supporting the club trip to the Midwest SAD-ADSA conference, travel for the dairy judging and Dairy Challenge teams, as well as worthy causes such as the John Klossner Memorial Fund and Relay for Life. The club also sponsors various events and cattle shows in Wisconsin. Members of the Pioneer Dairy Club help with various areas at World Dairy Expo each year, including working with the Ethics Committee and greeting guests at the gates.

UW-Platteville’s Pioneer Dairy Club members celebrate another successful sale The UW-Platteville Dairy Challenge team finished 2nd on their dairy at the NAIDC contest in Fort Wayne, IN in April 2013. The team consisted of Sam Enloe, Nathalie Schattner, Tanner Bradley, and Stephanie Nagel. There were also two participants in the first ever NAIDC Academy: Chelsea Hottenstine and Becky Steffensmeier. The UW-Platteville Dairy Judging Team has been very successful in 2013. Our first contest of the year was the Accelerated Genetics Contest in Viroqua, WI. The team members were Tess Zettle, Kami Schuler, Angie Stier, and Brock Kasten. The team finished 7th out of

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University of Wisconsin-Platteville The School of Agriculture is one of the fastest growing areas at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Within the School of 36–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013

UW-Platteville’s 2013 Dairy Challenge Team

15 teams and 5th place team in the Milking Shorthorns. Tess Zettle was 3rd place individual in the Guernsey breed and 4th place individual overall. At World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI, UW-Platteville competed in two contests. The first contest was the practical judging contest. This is the first time UW-Platteville has had a team in it, now that it is open to 4-year colleges. The members of that team were Garrett Madland, Cassy Krull, Chelsy Gilson, and Tess Zettle. As a team, they finished 1st in the registered heifer contest, Garrett finished 9th in the linear scoring contest, and our team finished 2nd overall out of 10 teams. For the Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contest, the team members consisted of Sarah Endres, Levi Martin, Josh Joseph, and Andrea Pagenkopf. Josh finished 14th overall in the Ayrshire breed and 6th overall in the Guernsey breed. Levi finished 4th overall in the Red & White Holsteins and 8th overall in the placings only contest. Levi was also 22nd overall and named an All-American. Sarah placed 6th overall in Ayrshires, 5th overall in Jerseys, and 2nd overall in placings only. She finished 12th overall and was also named an All-American. As a team, they placed 2nd overall in Ayrshires, 6th overall in Red & White Holsteins, and 8th overall in the contest out of 19 teams.

national Dairy Challenge in April and received the highest possible award… 1st Platinum! Only four teams were designated platinum award winners from the 32 undergraduate teams that participated in the event held in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Team members were Jonathon Hallock of Mondovi, Riley Jolma of Marengo, Carl Lippert of Pittsville, and Elizabeth Simonis of Oconomowoc. The team was coached by Sylvia Kehoe, associate professor of dairy science. The Dairy Challenge puts student teams in the role of consultants to a dairy operation. Each team reviews production and financial records and identifies strengths and opportunities for improvement. Teams present their findings to the farm owners and a panel of industry

UW-River Fall’s Dairy Challenge team - Riley Jolma, Elizabeth Simonis, Dr. Sylvia Kehoe (coach), Carl Lippert, Jonathon Hallock

UW-Platteville’s Intercollegiate Dairy Judging team at World Dairy Expo - coach Cory Weigel, Josh Joseph, Andrea Pagenkopf, Sarah Endres, Levi Martin & coach Ryan Weigel

UW-River Falls’s Dairy Judging team at World Dairy Expo - Kayla Wright, Katie Peper, Ami Cooper, Erik Warmka & coach Dr. Steve Kelm UW-Platteville’s Dairy Judging team at NAILE - coach Ryan Weigel, Brooks Hendrickson, Cassy Krull, Kami Schuler, Garrett Madland & coach Cory Weigel

University of Wisconsin-River Falls Dairy Club Heifer Sale – March 1, 2014! A tremendous group of 40 new students joined UW-River Falls (UWRF) in 2013 with a major of Dairy Science! Over 1,400 students are enrolled within the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences (CAFES). Originally established to serve the need for trained teachers in the state of Wisconsin, CAFES has evolved to a program that offers diverse training across all fields of interest. A total of 15 different major fields of study are offered including Dairy Science, Animal Science, Crop and Soil Science, Ag Business, Ag Education, Horticulture, and Marketing Communications. Competitions are a big part of undergraduate student life, offering opportunities to learn in a different setting and network with dairy industry professionals. A team of four seniors participated in the

UW-River Falls’s Dairy Judging team at NAILE - coach Dr. Steve Kelm, Joshua Butler, Tim Borgardt, Matt Linehan, Maria Pieper, and Jodi Hoynoski for Holstein Association USA. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013-37

experts. It is a great learning tool for the students and UWRF has now been awarded a platinum award in two of the last three years. The dairy cattle judging teams finished another excellent season in 2013. A talented group of seniors (Ami Cooper, DeForest; Katie Peper, Centuria; Erik Warmka, Fox Lake; and Kayla Wright, Watertown) competed at World Dairy Expo and finished 12th overall. A junior team (Joshua Butler, Watertown; Matt Linehan, River Falls; Maria Pieper, New Prague, MN; and Eric Zwiefelhofer, Bloomer) competed in the Accelerated Genetics contest and finished 6th overall. Later in the fall season, the junior team (Butler, Linehan, Pieper, and Tim Borgardt, Oshkosh) traveled to Louisville, KY and finished ninth overall. The highlight of the Louisville contest was winning 1st team overall in the Holstein breed! The UWRF Dairy Club will host its heifer sale on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Students have been busy planning the event and have been viewing potential consignments. Holstein heifers and embryo packages consigned from top breeders across Wisconsin and the surrounding states. The ‘Falcon Premier’ sale has been an excellent opportunity to purchase some truly outstanding cattle and provides tremendous experience for our students as they manage almost every aspect of the sale. Mark your calendars now... you won’t want to miss it!

Wisconsin 4-H’s team at the NAILE Judging Contest Derrek Kamphuis, Jacob Pintens, Alex Huibregste & Jordan Ebert

Youth from across Wisconsin had a Successful Fall in National Dairy Youth Events

In September, the 4-H Dairy Judging team from Manitowoc County traveled to Harrisburg, PA to represent Wisconsin 4-H in the Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest. The team had a good day placing 4th overall in the contest. Also in Harrisburg, the Polk County 4-H Dairy Management team placed first in the AllAmerican Junior Dairy Management Contest with team members Ethan Dado, Trent Dado and Laura Jensen. Ethan was the high placing individual at the contest and Trent and Laura placed 2nd and 4th respectively. While in Harrisburg, the group from Polk County also participated in the FFA Dairy Judging contest and took home the top team award. Trent Dado was the first place individual, Laura and Ethan were 2nd and 5th respectively. At World Dairy Expo, Wisconsin 4-H was represented by the team from Polk County. Team members Trent Dado, Laura Jensen, Chris Rassier and Cody Getschel took home the third place team award in a close contest, trailing first place by just 7 points. The team also placed second in Oral Reasons. Trent Dado was the high individual in the contest and placed 5th in oral reasons. Laura Jensen and Cody Getschel placed 7th and 8th in individual reasons respectively. In Louisville at the North American International Livestock Expo (N.A.I.L.E.), the Manitowoc County 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl team competed against 18 other states in the National 4-H Dairy Bowl and brought home 4th place honors. Team members were Jordan Siemers, Josh Siemers, Jake Siemers and Crystal Siemers-Peterman. At the Invitational Youth Dairy Judging Contest, the composite team from Wisconsin tied for first place and brought home second place honors overall and were also second place in oral reasons. Team members were Derrek Kamphuis from Fond du Lac County, Alex Huibregste from Sheboygan County, Jordan Ebert from Kewaunee County and Jacob Pintens from Barron County. Derrek Kamphuis was the top individual in oral reasons and placed second overall. Alex Hubregste placed 5th overall and 6th in oral reasons. Congratulations to all of the Wisconsin youth who were successful in national events this fall and to the volunteers who coached the teams!

Wisconsin 4-H’s Quiz Bowl team at NAILE front, coach Janina Siemers & Crystal Siemers-Peterman; back - Jordan Siemers, Josh Siemers & Jake Siemers 38–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013

Wisconsin FFA won the FFA division of the 45th annual Invitational Youth Dairy Judging Contest, part of the 10th annual Premier National Junior Events at the 2013 All-American Dairy Show. (L-R): coach Gwen Dado; Trent Dado, High Individual in the FFA division; Ethan Dado, fifth-high individual; and Laura Jensen, second-high individual. Trent Dado was also the high individual at World Dairy Expo’s 4-H Judging Contest.

WHA Present s...

The 2014 WI Holstein Treasure Quest What is the WI Holstein Treasure Quest? This event is a celebration and promotion of high caliber calves and their breeders and owners. Proceeds from this event benefit the state association members and fund the state picnic held each year.

What can state members do to get involved?

State members can enter Registered Holstein heifers born between March 1 and December 31, 2013. Any state member can nominate a heifer using the form below. All entries must be received with a fee of $50 by February 1, 2014. By entering your calf in the Treasure Quest, you are committed to potentially having the calf selected as the winner. Members can also participate by purchasing a lottery ticket for the chance to win one of the entered calves. There will be 125 lottery tickets printed, and 123 of them will be sold for $100 each. The remaining two tickets will be auctioned off; one will benefit the WHA Scholarship fund and the other the WHA Juniors. These auctions will be held at the state adult convention and spring show, and the tickets purchased will automatically be in the top 12 drawing.

When and where is the drawing held?

The raffle drawing will be held following the selection of Intermediate Champion at the 2014 Midwest National Spring Holstein Show on Saturday, April 29, 2014. Ticket holders must not be present to win, however, they do need a representative to choose a calf or bucket on their behalf. Ten tickets will be drawn on the day of the show, and they will be joined by the two tickets auctioned for a chance to win a new Holstein calf. Eleven winners will receive consolation buckets, valued at $100 each and one lucky ticket holder will go home with a calf. The breeder whose calf is chosen will receive a check for $7000, and those not chosen get to return home!

Where can I get my ticket?

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

Additional Information

All calves entered prior to spring show will be on display at the show and led into the ring at the time of the drawing. The Wisconsin Holstein News will feature a special section on the entered calves in the March and April issues. This is a great opportunity to promote the heifers entered!

WI Holstein Treasure Quest Calf Entry Form Heifer’s Registered Name ___________________________________________________________________________ Registration # _______________________________ Sire: __________________________________________

Birthdate ______________________________ Dam: __________________________________________

Dam’s Production Record: ______ Age ______ days ______________ M ________ F ________ P Owner’s Name: ___________________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________ City, State, Zip: _______________________________ Telephone: _______________________________

E-mail: _______________________________________

Signature: ___________________________________________ o I have enclosed my $50 non-refundable application fee. By entering your calf in the Treasure Quest, you are committed to Due by February 1, 2014 to potentially having the calf selected as the winner. WI Holstein Association, 902 Eighth Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013-39

2013 Wisconsin Top Performer Application Form Name of animal: ______________________________________ Reg. # _____________________ Owner: _____________________________________________________ Address:_____________________________________________________ Telephone _________________________________ E-mail _________________________________ Final Score ______________ Age at Classification ______________ BAA of Animal ____________ Lactation Number When Classified ____________

Months in Milk when Classified ___________

305 Day (or less) Record ___________________________________________________________________________________ Age Days Milk # BF% BF# True P% True P#

__________ X 20 or 25* + __________ + __________= __________ BAA #Fat #Protein Ranking Points Contest Rules: 1.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Production records completed from January 1 to December 31, 2013. Limit of 5 applications per age division and postmarked by Friday, January 10, 2014. All production records should be 305 days or less. Cow must be classified at least GP if a 2 year old or VG if 3 year old or older. Classification should be from the lactation being submitted for award. You may also submit a pedigree for classification verification if needed. For permanently scored cows, the permanent score will be used. Cows must be housed in Wisconsin for the entire lactation to receive recognition. This contest is for Wisconsin Holstein Association members. All records will be entered on a TRUE PROTEIN BASIS. *2 & 3 year olds use 20 for the multiplier; all older animals use 25 as the multiplier to obtain ranking points.

Materials to be submitted with the application form for eligibility:

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A copy of the Official Test Sheet for the lactation being considered. A copy of the registration paper as proof of registration and ownership. A copy of the official BAA print out of traits provided after classification on farm or received in mail.

Send entries to: WI Holstein Assn., 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 or fax 608-356-6312 or email 40–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013

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2014 Junior Holstein Convention Tentative Schedule of Events Friday, January 3 9:00 a.m. DJM Interviews begin 10:00 a.m. Convention Registration Contest Room Registration & Raffle Ticket in-take Dairy Jeopardy, Speaking and Dairy Bowl Registration Princess Interview, Graduate, DJM Interview Check-In Holsti-Buck Vouchers Awarded 11:50 a.m. Dairy Jeopardy Officials Orientation meeting 12:00 Noon Dairy Jeopardy Roll Call & contest begins (all divisions) 12:00 Noon Speaking Contest Roll Call & contest begins (all divisions) Lunch on own 3:00 p.m. WHA Junior Forum & District Caucuses • Fond du Lac County Welcome and Video Tour • County Roll Call – Bell-R-Ring Ropin’ the Dream in 2014 – Tell us how you’re living the dream and just who you are as a county. Top honors will be awarded to the County that is the most original. Award presented by the JACs. • Presentation of Junior Progressive Breeder awards • Presentation of Long Range Production awards • District Caucuses 5:30 p.m. Dairy Bowl Seating Exam/Coaches Meeting 6:15 p.m. Taco/Nacho Bar meal • Presentation of Junior Farm Tour, Essay and Dairy Jeopardy awards Free time in the indoor waterpark! Saturday, January 4 7:45 a.m. Dairy Bowl Judge’s orientation 7:55 a.m. Rookie & Junior Dairy Bowl County Roll Call 8:00 a.m. Rookie and Junior Dairy Bowl Contests 8:00 a.m. Contest Room/Dairy Bar Opens 10:00 a.m. Princess Interviews 11:45 a.m. Princess Luncheon • Holsti-Buck Mystery Choice Auction • First time attendee and Graduate Recognition • Introduction of past WHA Royalty Courts & 2014 Royalty Candidate Interviews 12:45 p.m. Senior Dairy Bowl Roll Call 1:00 p.m. Senior Dairy Bowl Contest Junior and Senior Dairy Bowl Finals to immediately follow completion of senior rounds 7:00 p.m. Banquet 2013 Junior Holstein Recap • Speaking, 12 & Under, YMR, DJM, Royalty and Holstein Boy & Girl Announced • Scholarship Presentation & Live Auction Dance & Holsti-Buck silent auction to follow banquet Sunday, January 5 7:30 a.m. Adult Forum 8:15 a.m. Breakfast - Contest Room Results and Spirit Award 9:30 a.m. Business Meeting, JAC Elections and Raffle Drawing A County mentor session will take place in order to assist counties with younger members to gain momentum for the 2014 year.

Scholarship Auction to be held Saturday, January 4

The annual scholarship auction will be held on Sat., January 4, at Glacier Canyon Lodge. There are some fantastic items up for bid again this year, so be sure to join us and show your support for our outstanding state youth!

Check out these Opportunities in the Contest Room

There are numerous contests held at Junior Convention available to all juniors. For these contests, all items must be hand delivered by 4:00 p.m. on the first day of the convention (Friday, January 3). Age for divisions is as of January 1, 2014. Advertising Contest The ad contest encourages junior members to promote their cattle and gain experience in advertising and marketing skills. There are special rates offered by the News only to junior members to encourage the advertising of their project animals or dairy project teams (dairy bowl, judging, etc.). This cannot be a general farm ad or an ad relating to dispersal. More than one ad may be entered and if siblings put an ad in the News together, they must specify whose ad it is for the contest. *** Juniors may also enter an ad that is an original work that has not been published in the News. Ads do not need to be framed or mounted. An advertisement may only be entered one year. Two age divisions are Junior (15 & Under) and Senior (16-20). Cash prize in each division is: 1st-$25, 2nd-$10 and 3rd-$5. Arts and Crafts Contest All forms of media can be entered, however, the craft or artwork must relate to the Holstein industry. A person may submit more than one entry, but may only place twice in one category. There will be three prize ribbons given in each division and People’s Choice by members. An art or craft may only be entered one year. Age divisions are Junior 15 & under, and Senior 16-20. Cash prize in each division is: 1st-$25, 2nd-$10 and 3rd-$5. Photo Contest Youth are encouraged to enter their photography in three different categories: Places/Farm Scenes, People, and Animals. The photos are to be taken by the junior member entering the photo contest. Two age divisions in each photo category are Junior (15 & Under) and Senior (16-20). Photos must be 5x7 in either black and white or color. Any junior can enter up to two photos in each category. There will be three prize ribbons awarded to the top members in each division. Cash prize in each division is: 1st-$25, 2nd-$10 and 3rd-$5. Folding Display The theme must be dairy related. Display should be no larger than 3 ft. x 4 ft. and must be able to stand by itself. There will be three age divisions: Junior (9-13), Intermediate (14-17) and Senior (18-20). A folding display may be only entered one year. Scorecard for Folding Display is: Content 30 pts, Organization 30 pts, neatness 25 pts. and Originality 15 pts.


2014 WI State Banner Contest Entry Form

Postmark by December 14, 2013 and mail to:

WHA, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI, 53913; fax to 608-356-6312 or email No entry fee if postmarked by December 14, 2013. $5 late fee applies for all entries received up to Junior Convention.

County: _______________________________________ Contact: _______________________________________ Address: _______________________________________ City, State, Zip: _________________________________ E-mail:__________________ Phone: _______________ wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2013-43


ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

This issue brings to close another year at Wisconsin Holstein. Thank you to all the advertisers that have supported the News this year and to all of our sponsors that help make our events possible. And mostly, thanks to all of our members and volunteers that work hard to keep the association strong and our events run smoothly. If you’re interested in becoming more active or volunteering at an event, please contact our office at 1-800223-4269. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank a long time advertiser that has supported the News for several decades. Tom Morris Ltd. has advertised on the index page since 1983 and Deronda advertised for six year prior to that. This is the last issue for Tom Morris Ltd.’s ad and I’d like to thank Tom and Sandy for their many, many years of supporting the News. As this year draws to a close and we look forward to 2014, I’d like you to start thinking about your marketing and advertising plan. We offer several different contract packages starting at as little as four ads per year, any size. Contract advertisers receive discounted rates on each ad they run. This is a great way to keep your farm name and genetics in front of those that may purchase animals from you in the future. Next month’s issue will feature District 7 and have information about the 2013 Adult Convention. We will also be doing a special article focusing on the cows from Vernon, Monroe and La Crosse counties that have had an impact on the Holstein breed... Dellia, Saturday, Pandora, Maggie and Honey. If you have offspring from any of these families that you would like to advertise, please give me a call. We will once again be partnering with Holstein World to offer a doublebuy opportunity for our February issues. For more details and rates, please give me a call or email. Happy Holidays to you and your family! Until next time...




December 2013 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 6-7 WHA Board Meeting 9 Barron Fall Sale, Barron Sale Pavilion January 2014 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 1 2016 WHA Futurity entries due 3-5 Junior Holstein Convention, Glacier Canyon, Wisconsin Dells; hosted by the Fond du Lac Junior Holstein Association 10 Top Performer applications due February 2014 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 21 WHA Futures Sale, Tomah 21-22 WI Holstein Convention, hosted by the La Crosse, Monroe & Vernon County Holstein Breeders, Cranberry Country Lodge, Tomah March 2014 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 1 UW-River Falls Falcon Premier, River Falls; managed by UW-River Falls Dairy Club, assisted by Tom Morris Ltd. 15 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, Weyauwega April 2014 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 4 Dream Prairie Holsteins Complete Dispersal 18 Midwest Spring Red & White Show, Jefferson 19 Midwest National Spring Show, Jefferson 25 Outagamie County Holstein Sale, Seymour 30 late entries due for 2016 WHA Futurity May 2014 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties June 2014 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon & Wood counties 13 District 10 Holstein Show, Sheboygan County Fairgrounds, Plymouth 16 District 1 Holstein Show, Chippewa County Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls 16 District 2 Holstein Show, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Black River Falls 17 District 6 Holstein Show, Rock County Fairgrounds, Janesville 18 District 4 Holstein Show, Taylor County Fairgrounds, Medford 20 District 3 Holstein Show, Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster 25 - 28 2014 National Holstein Convention, Dubuque, Iowa July 2014 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 14-15 Wisconsin Championship Show, Mineral Point, hosted by Iowa County

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Happy Holidays

INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Accelerated Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Agri-Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Alpha Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Ballweg’s Hickory Hills Dairy . . . . . . . . . 32 Booth-Haven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Cybil Fisher Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Elmlo Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Fer-Crest Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Forest Ridge Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Hilltop Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Initial Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 International Protein Sires/Our Help . . . . IBC JA-MAC Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Koepke Farms, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Kranzdale Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Lakeshore Technical College . . . . . . . . . . 37 Mauk-E-Way Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Mayer Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Merle Howard Agency/Paula Bovre . . . . 45 Merle Howard Agency/Steve Howard . . . 45 Morris Ltd., Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46


Mystic Valley/Ke-Jo Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . 3 NorthStar Cooperative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Pete’s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Pfaffsway Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Rickert Bros. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman . . 13 & 45

Deronda Tom & Sandy Morris Farm

1393 60th Ave • Amery, WI 54001 • 715.268.2629 •

Holstein Association Representatives

Ryan-Vu Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . 15 & 25 Select Genetics LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Select Sires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Selz-Pralle Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Sunshine Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Sarah Trapp W16080 Merlin Road, Taylor, WI 54659 608-525-2901 cell: 608-628-1978 e-mail:

Taurus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 & 45

Chris Lyons W 5979 Lee Dr., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 920-563-1082 cell 920-723-2406 e-mail: Dennis Devore 1905 9th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 cell: 319-270-5038 e-mail:

Ultrascan, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

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Teapot Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 The Practice Veterinary Services . . . . . . . 15 UW-Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 WI Futures Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Willows Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC


BARBWIRE-RED-ET CAN 9748330 100% RHA-NA aAa: 312456 DMS: 234, 123 Sire: Deslacs Shaquille Dam: Rainyridge Talent Barbara *RC EX-95 All-American 5 Year Old 2010 2nd Dam: RF Outside Breeze EX-95 3rd Dam: Rayverley Briana Milan-ET EX 2E 4th Dam: Rainyridge Tony Beauty EX 5E 4-time All-Canadian, 3-time All-American

There were a total of eight BARBWIRE-RED heifers that stood in the top 10 at the 2013 World Dairy Expo Red & White show. The best signal that breeders liked the calves is the way new orders have arrived since World Dairy Expo ended.

Lyn-Vale Cherrypepper-Red 3rd place Winter Calf, International Red & White Show 2013 Sire: Hylite BARBWIRE-RED-ET Owner: William Schultz III, Waldo, Wisconsin


RAINYridge Barnie-ET *RC CAN 10935962 100% RHA-NA aAa: 312456 DMS: 234, 123

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Sire: Gen-Mark Stmatic Sanchez Dam: Rainyridge Talent Barbara *RC EX-95 All-American 5 Year Old 2010 2nd Dam: RF Outside Breeze EX-95 3rd Dam: Rayverley Briana Milan-ET EX 2E 4th Dam: Rainyridge Tony Beauty EX 5E 4-time All-Canadian, 3-time All-American

BARBWIRE and RAINY are both sons of EX-95 Rainyridge Talent Barbara *RC who descends from Rainyridge Tony Beauty, Grand Champion of World Dairy Expo in 1995. Use these bulls that are transmitting type from a proven cow family today!

Schluter Sydney Lee-Red 3rd place Spring Calf, International Red & White Show 2013 Sire: RAINYridge Barnie-ET Owner: Cooper Galton, Nunda, New York

“Breeding Cows, Not Numbers”

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