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December 2016

Volume 88 No. 11

Youth Issue Young Distinguished Junior Members & 12 & Under Recognition Award Winners Student Roundtable Breeder Profile: Langer Dairy District 6 report

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Saturday, March 18 • New Richmond, WI Help us celebrate.... • 351 homebred Excellents • 111.6% BAA - 43 EX & 33 VG 1st lactation cows • 107 of 120 have EX and VG udders • RHA: 125 2x 24,443 4.25 1039 3.05 747 • 42 Premier Breeder banners including World Dairy Expo • 13 Premier Exhibitor banners • Over 37 All-American, Junior All-American and Red & White All-American nominations • Countless friends and memories!

Henk & Bonnie Van Dyk

931 140th Ave., New Richmond, WI 54017

Ph: (715) 246-5454 | Henk: (715) 220-6307 | Bonnie: 715-220-6612

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

1-800-223-4269 Wisconsin Holstein News: Official Publication of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Published 11 months per year by Wisconsin Holstein Publications To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; Phone (608) 723-4933; Fax (608) 723-4973; e-mail: December 2016

VOLUME 88 No. 11

Features: 10 14 15 18 23 24

Breeder Profile: Langer Dairy 2016 Young Distinguished Junior Members 2016 12 & Under Recognition Winners #OneBlackandWhite: Ed Peck and April-Day S Verdejo YAC Corner: Katie Kearns Student Roundtable

Departments: 8 9 30 31 33 35 36 37 38

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs From the President: Kevin Jorgensen District 6 report Kati’s Calf-eine: WHA Princess Kati Kindschuh Breeder Business Cards WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover features the Dane County Junior Holstein members who are hosting the 2017 Junior Holstein Convention.

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

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

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


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EX-91 EX-MS Reserve All-Wisconsin Red & White Junior 3 Year Old

Kaymanor Destry

Quad-R Lyman


Minnesota Mustang Laureen -Red

Quad-R Attic Sanchez-ET



EX-93 95-MS

Nominated Junior All-American Red & White Junior 2 Year Old

2x Nominated Junior All-American

1st 5 Year Old, BC Spring Show

We have heifers out of these cows as well as other outstanding cows all backed by big pedigrees with show potential. Inquiries are welcome! Majesty, Mustang & Moka-Red photos by Kathy DeBruin; Laureen by Vicki Fletcher; Minnesota-Red by Sarah Damrow



4th Milking Yearling, NAILE Junior Holstein Show

Randall & Jane Smith Family N6085 Center Rd., Monticello, WI 53570 Randall 608-214-4730 | Ryan 608-214-0903 Like us on Facebook!


e want to personally thank all who bought Jenny-Lou and Jenny-Lou-KJ genetics this year! Whether it was a single cow or heifer from one of our consignments or a larger group out of the barn, we continually strive to create cows that not only work well for us but thrive in other environments! Over 120 females were marketed in 2016 and look for even more exciting offerings in 2017. t was also an exciting show season for us and we want to thank the “crew” of great friends that we tied with throughout the year! The Kronbergs, Olstads and Endres families are much more than cattle friends, they are our best friends and we hope you had as much fun as us! Special thanks to our ringleader David “Floydholm” Sarbacker and his family for being a great duck rower and mentor to all the kids!

Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mitch Breunig

8667 Cty. Hwy. V, Sauk City, WI 53583 608.963.6819 e-mail: 24 EX, 149 VG, 161 GP, 42 G RHA: 425 cows 33,045 3.9 1288 3.02 999

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Kevin Jorgensen 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 920-210-3992 Merry Christmas & Best Wishes for 2017!

Biljean Bolivia Lyndi-ET EX-91 EX-MS 2-01 3x 305 24,040 3.6 859 2.7 643 Dam: Biljean Gibson Lyric EX-91 EX-MS 4-05 2x 365 28,100 3.9 1095 3.1 860 2nd Dam: Biljean Durham Lovely-ET EX-92 DOM 3-00 2x 345 30,150 3.1 941 3.2 965 3rd Dam: Biljean Juror Lovely EX-93 4th Dam: Biljean Target Lovely-ET VG-85 5th Dam: Castleholm Star Lass Love-ET EX-91 DOM 6th Dam: Biljean Valiant Job Lass EX-92 GMD DOM 7th Dam: Biljean Job Lass VG-86 DOM 8th Dam: Biljean Monitor Lass VG-88 GMD DOM 9th Dam: Biljean Bootmaker Lass EX-90

Quality, Pride, Family is past year was one to remember. Lars-Acres Atwood Landi-ET was named Junior Champion Registered Holstein Heifer at the Rock County 4-H Fair and went on to be Best Bred & Owned in her Fall Yearling class at the Wisconsin Junior State Fair. Her maternal sister, Lars-Acres Chelios Lynda-ET, was also Best Bred & Owned of her Winter Yearling class. We have 28 daughters in the herd, including others by Doorman, Fever, Gold Chip and Goldsun, and look forward to watching Lyndi’s potential 11th generation VG or EX offspring develop!

Brooke Trustem 18218 W State Road 59, Evansville, WI 53536 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2016-7

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs L Congratulations to Justin & Kotti Hintz on the birth of their daughter, Audrey Mae, on September 25. She weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 inches long. Audrey is the granddaughter of Tom & Sharie Anderson. U Congratulations to Katie Peper and Neil Ledden on their recent marriange on October 22. May they have many years of happiness! Love, Mom & Dad.

K Our condolences to the family of Dick Easterson, who passed away recently. A full obituary is 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 Richard Easterson

Richard A. Easterson, “Dick” passed away Saturday afternoon, October 22, 2016 at the Fall Creek Valley Care Center. Richard Andrew Easterson was born August 1, 1929 in Eau Claire. At the age of seven he moved to Alma Center where he was raised by his grandparents, Frank and Edith Adams. He graduated from Alma Center High School in 1947. On June 30, 1949, Dick was united in marriage to Jean Rush at the Rush family home in Black River Falls. The couple began their life together farming in Alma Center, Melrose and Northfield, before moving to their farm in Otter Creek Township, rural Augusta in 1964. When they retired in 1994 the couple moved to Colorado, where he worked as a classifier and consultant to the Holstein Association. In 1988 they relocated to continue work with the association in Fresno, CA. Dick was involved over 40 years with the association. When living in California they always returned to Wisconsin each summer to spend time with family and friends. Dick had made a decision to move back to Wisconsin permanently in 2013, before setting up an apartment he suffered a debilitating stroke which then required the nursing care he received the past three years at the Fall Creek Valley Care Center. Dick’s love for his family and dairy farming led to his commitment to the 4-H organization. He was one of the founding fathers of the Thompson Valley Travelers 4-H Club, where he served as a dairy leader and mentor to many. He served as a Holstein judge at county fairs and dairy shows throughout Wisconsin. One of his most memorable involvements was with Stars of Tomorrow. With this program he helped match up Registered Holsteins to be raised by 4-H and FFA members. For many years Dick was a part of the “Chain Gang” for the Augusta School District at all the home football games. He also enjoyed serving the district as a school bus driver. Dick and Jean loved to polka and for several years he also sang with a polka choir. Dick and Jean were members of the United Church of Christ, College Community in Fresno. Dick will be remembered as a man with a quick wit and a fast come back. Being an only child he appreciated his large loving family that meant the world to him and tried his best to share his love and time with all of them. Dick will be dearly missed by his five children, Carol and Ron Strauch of Augusta, Linda Hipkins of McDonough, GA, John and Jeanne Easterson of Osseo, Patricia and Larry Schwoch of Augusta, Marcia and Joe Bauer of Eau Galle; son-in-law, Roger Baier of Eau Galle; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Dick was preceded in death by his parents; wife Jean; daughter Orpha Baier; grandson Brian Veenendal; and son-in-law Robert Hipkins. 8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2016

A Message from Larry...

My only goal was to leave the organization better than what it was when I started. That’s it. I have TRULY loved every minute of what it was. If you haven’t heard, I have stepped down as your Executive Director of Wisconsin Holstein as of the end of November. This day came much sooner than I initially thought it would, but I am excited about my new career venture at Filament Marketing. Absolutely no complaints of Wisconsin Holstein, the staff, board, members, job, nothing. I have never worked for an organization before that my heart strings were tied to as closely as they were here. It was never about personal gain, it was about giving back for what this association did for me. It was for the better good of a member, no matter your “status”. We are a diverse group and we need to respect each other for our individuality, passion, and goals. Some are more vocal than others, for sure, but at the end of the day, our dialogue is towards the same goal. Don’t take a back seat and listen if you care, I didn’t, and I was a no one with a crazy passion to help and make change based on what WHA gave to me. You count. Go to adult convention, get on a committee, run for the board of directors, and speak in a meeting if you care. We are a membership organization. Don’t forget that. I have had such a rewarding experience getting to know membership from every angle. My most rewarding experience has been on the junior side working with the JACs, royalty and summer interns. Future leaders of our industry in different capacities, roles, and experiences. What an awesome group. Each year that I have been here, I have recognized the extra effort and determination each group of junior members has put in to make impactful changes for the programs that will be a betterment of the association. I will never forget any one of those individuals. Junior to adult, we are here for our future. I just want to say thank you to the board of directors for allowing me to give direction on the many programs that are our future of the association. Thank you to the convention hosts, district show hosts, Holstein USA reps, volunteers, and many, many more. This association does not exist without your assistance and support of our cause. Finally, I want to thank my staff Sharon, Ashley, Laura. These three ladies are awesome. The crazy times internally and externally we have experienced together will always be a part of me. Thank you ladies. Your advice, guidance, care, crazy fun, and honesty is second to none. We have a great Holstein membership and I will help sustain its integrity forever. With much respect, Larry Nelson


emories by aurice

In honor of Geraldine Cooper

November’s answer: 1977 is month’s question: Who were the most recent selections as Outstanding Holstein Boy and Girl for WHA? Send answers to or mail to 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53719 Correct answers will be put into a random drawing for (2) coupons for an extra value basket and a (2) coupons good for a 2-scoop sundae sponsored by Culver’s. Junior members with a correct answer will also earn an additional $100 in Holsti-Bucks per correct answer.

From your President Kevin Jorgensen Season’s Greetings to All! May the joys of the holiday season be with you all and I hope that you will have time to spend this time of year with family and friends. As you read this, our Board of Directors will have recently met or are about to. We will have many agenda items to discuss, but most importantly we will be working on filling our vacant Executive Director position as Larry Nelson has tendered his resignation and has accepted a new position in the in industry. We are saddened to have Larry leave WHA as he has done a great job running the organization the past five years. However, we are all happy that he has a new opportunity to advance his career and want to thank him for his dedicated service. We also have the utmost confidence in the rest of the WHA staff to help us in the transition and the BOD will find the right person to continue to build on the recent success of this organization. Junior convention is right around the corner and is always one of the highlight events of the year for both the junior members and the adults as well. Watching these talented youngsters gives me faith and confidence that our industry has a bright future with all the young talent that we help develop through our junior programs. If you are a Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy, speaking contest or a royalty or DJM finalist, study hard and best of luck at the convention. We also need to thank Dane County for hosting this year’s convention and thanks also to all the volunteers that help make the event possible. 2017 looks to be an exciting year and may you have a very Merry Christmas. From all of us at WHA, we look forward to seeing you at next year’s WHA events. Best Regards, KJ

Proud to be working with offspring from these cow families: • Kamps Hollow Altitude-ET (14) • Wilcoxview Rudoph Cali-ET (20) • Meadowcreek-H Juror Passion (7) • Markwell Blackstar E Raven (16) • LaFollette Eland Inda (10) • Ms Duckett Jeeves Great-ET (5) • Shoremar Alicia (8)

Happy Holidays from All of Us to All of You!

John & Joan Judd 8978 Highway G, Mount Horeb, WI 53572 608-832-6673 ph & fax | VISITORS WELCOME ANYTIME! wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2016-9


Langer Dairy Randy & Susan Langer Family, DeForest by Ashley Yager

The Langer Family - Darren, Randy, Susan, Lindsey and Kevin Ryan, Justin and Jenna. At left Kayla Krueger and Justin Langer

estled right in the heart of south central Wisconsin, Langer Dairy is a third generation farm with a tradition of family and farming success. The Langer family has called their DeForest location home for more than 40 years, and like many successful farms in today’s industry, their success through the years has depended on adapting to updated facilities and an outstanding family work ethic. Randy and Sue purchased the farm from Gilbert and the late Wylina Rauls in 1987, when the farm had 75 milk cows and 160 acres. Today, the Langers own 975 acres, rent an additional 1,400 acres, and the herd includes 550 total milking age females on two farms. They also custom work 1,000 acres. The Langer family utilizes a retrofitted stanchion barn for a milking parlor, now home to a double-12 parallel parlor. Their first expansion came in 2003 with a freestall barn, and in 2012, another farm was purchased just a mile away to house high type and show


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females. In March of 2016, the Langer family built a beautiful freestall barn to allow growth of the herd again. Through the years, they have also added a calf barn, housing newborn calves through five months of age. Randy and Sue’s daughter Jenna has taken on the management role at the ‘show’ farm, a facility that consists of 66 freestalls and 12 box stalls with a 1972 single-six herringbone parlor. Purchased in 2012, the original stall barn was modified to accommodate box stalls, and a major family cleanup effort helped to create a picturesque and ideal location for high-type show females from the Langer’s herd. A Family Effort While the Langers have plenty to keep them busy, running the farm has truly become a family effort, with three of the Langer’s four children involved. Randy and son Darren head the crops and feeding, and Darren is largely responsible for tractors and maintenance of machinery. Justin heads the transition cows, calf care, and genetics. Jenna runs the smaller farm and cares for the show cows, and Susan is the family’s HR and financial manager, and the glue that keeps everyone together. Lindsey and her husband Kevin Ryan live in Wisconsin Dells; Lindsey works with ABS Global in DeForest and Kevin works at Newchester Dairy. The Langers will add another family member next fall, as Justin and fiancé Kayla Krueger are set to tie the knot. With a tremendous family effort driving the day-to-day on the dairy, the Langers employ just five additional full-time hired hands. They do have high school students help on occasion through the local school’s co-op program, and in the summer of 2016 they hosted their first on-farm college intern. The Langers made the move to 3x/day milking in August of this year. Since that change they have gone up eight pounds per cow without the use of rBST. They utilize a TMR, and customize rations to each of their five different groups: two-year-olds, mature cows/ breeding pen, pregnant cows, transition/post-fresh cows, and Jenna’s herd. The Langer’s herd runs a rolling herd average of 27,100 pounds milk, 991 fat and 801 protein. From Calves to First-Calvers Consistency in calf care is outstanding at Langer Dairy. Justin utilizes a MilchTaxi, allowing him to cart pasteurized milk from milk house to calf shed. Calves are fed a 20% starter pellet and weaned between 45 and 60 days. As of now, calves are fed milk twice a day, but Justin might be making the move to three times a day with the

Rosedale Eye Candy-Red-ET EX-92

Comestar Goldwyn LoCassie EX-94

winter cold just around the corner. The Langer’s 75-stall calf barn is full at all times, as they raise all of their bull calves as steers to sell at 500 pounds. Calves remain on the home farm until 4-5 months of age before heading to a nearby shed that is rented. They live there until breeding age, when they are moved to facilities at Gilbert’s home. All heifers are bred to sexed semen twice, and if still open, enter a CIDR synch program and bred conventional. When pregnancy is confirmed, heifers head back to the home farm to calve at 22 to 24 months of age. Preg check is done every two weeks on the heifers and weekly on the home farm. The new 438-stall barn has many benefits, but Justin most appreciates the new transition cow and calving area. This large, strawbedded pen has allowed a greater focus on transition cows and management. All cows on the farm are bedded with sand, and barns are scraped three times a day into pits adjacent to the barns.

of the Red and White Holstein Show at the 2014 World Dairy Expo and Reserve All-American Five-Year-Old in 2015. The Langers have calves by Diamondback coming from both Eye Candy and Lilac. One cow of the past that the Langers were fortunate to work with was Trent-Valley Dundee Bella, EX-91, purchased from Canada with the help of Jason Mell. Bella was the first cow the Langers purchased to show, and she gave them three Atwood daughters (one is VG, two are EX-90), one EX Atlantic, and three more daughters by Goldwyn are on the way. The Langers still have embryos in the tank, as they lost Bella just two years ago. Ms Show-N-Style Black Betty, EX-91, was a purchase Justin made at the Badger Dairy Club Sale that is still in the herd. She had a VG-88 Dundee daughter that was lost in her third lactation, a VG-89 Guthrie, and has additional calves coming by Brokaw, Bradnick, Dundee and Archrival. Her daughter, Dundee Bubbles VG-88, was a standout show cow in the junior ring, as she was Nominated Junior All-American as both a Summer Yearling and a Junior Two-Year-Old. The Langers have had a great relationship with Mark and Nicky Rueth at Rosedale Genetics, and in addition to Eye Candy, they were able to purchase Rosedale Maggie Mae, EX-93, an Advantage daughter with multiple generations of EX dams. Maggie Mae is no longer in the herd, but her Action daughter is just fresh, and there are additional daughters by Goldwyn and Absolute on the way. Maggie Mae held her own in the show ring, as she was Nominated Junior All-American Four-Year-Old and named Grand Champion of the Junior Holstein Show (NAILE) in Louisville in 2013. The Langer family’s herd includes a total of 20 Excellent, 82 Very Good and 61 Good Plus cows.

Breeding for Success The Langers utilize Select Sires’ SMS mating program through the entire herd. The cows at the home farm are bred primarily to Select sires, while the show farm tends to utilize a wider variety of bulls. Udders, feet and legs and longevity are priority traits at both locations, with the home farm just trying the waters on some health traits. On the home farm, cows are being bred to Premium, King Tut, Bayonet, Branson, Ascender, Rager-Red and Manny. On the show farm, bulls in the tank include Crush, Solomon, Doorman, Dempsey, Dundee, Diamondback, Kenosha, Sanchez, McCutchen, Malone and Alacazam. Some of the most exciting young cows in the herd are sired by Brokaw, Bradnick, Gold Chip and Goldwyn. Justin is excited to calve in the Corvettes as well. Calves that stand out in the pens are sired by Dempsey, Solomon, Doorman, and Malone. The Langers are not afraid to utilize angus semen on the bottom 10-15% of their herd, as the beef from the cross is a valuable asset in their steer business. Acquiring Key Females The Langer family has acquired several key females to grow their genetic base and fill out their herd during times of expansion. Most recently, Comestar Goldwyn LoCassie, EX-94, joined the herd from the Blondin herd in Canada. She has called Langer Dairy home since spring, and has calves coming by Doorman, Solomon, and Beemer. Two red females that are recent additions with great impact include Rosedale Eye Candy-Red, EX-92, an Absolute greatgranddaughter of Redrose, and Milksource Adv Lilac-Red-ET, EX-94, an Advent daughter of Wilstar-RS Talent Limited. Eye Candy was Nominated Junior All-American Red & White Junior Two-Year-Old in 2014 and Nominated All-American Red and White Junior Three-Year-Old in 2015. Lilac was Reserve Grand Champion

Future and Fun With a recent expansion in the books, the Langers are not looking to expand again in the immediate future. They hope to turn their attention to merchandising females from their key cow families, including consigning to sales. Randy and Sue are also looking to their children as they continue transition of ownership of the farm and start the process of becoming an LLC. Each of the Langer children own cattle, Justin and Darren own land, and the family is edging toward the next steps in the transition process. While they’re not busy on the farm, the Langer boys enjoy deer hunting. Darren is also a Badger State tractor puller, and travels all over Wisconsin and Illinois. While Jenna and Justin love the cattle show ring, Jenna also shows Southdown sheep and competes at the national level. Randy and Sue try to enjoy a vacation once a year, as well. The Langer family has the tools in place for a bright future, and a great family support system to stay on the path to success.

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Craig-Kro Hammer Jammer 1st Fall Yearling & Overall JUNIOR CHAMPION, Wisconsin Junior State Fair Gillette Windhammer x VG-86 Linjet x EX-91 September Storm x VG-88 2Y Roy x EX-92 Mason (all homebred)

H Merry Christmas to all - see you at convention! H Hopefully the Pack has gotten there *beep* together by now!

KROHLOW’S REGISTERED HOLSTEINS W4203 Shady Rd. Black Creek, WI 54106 920-639-5388

Craig & Marlene Krohlow Visitors Welcome Anytime

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September 2016 Classification: BAA: 111.9% 10 EX, 17 VG RHA: 23,400 4.0% 937F

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2016 Young Distinguished Junior Members Nicole Broege

Nicole Broege is the 15-year-old daughter of Phyllis and the late Steve Broege. She resides in Janesville in Rock County. Nicole owns and shows Rock-Edge Holsteins with her two older sisters, Kristen and Jenna. She is currently a freshman at Janesville Craig High School. Nicole is active in 4-H, FFA and the Rock County Junior Holsteins. She has shown at local, state and national shows. She also enjoys basketball, volleyball and track field. In the future she hopes to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison and be a large animal veterinarian.

Madison Calvert

Madison Calvert is the 14-year-old daughter of Kelle and Bill Calvert. She is the oldest of three kids, and along with her sister McKenzie, 14, and younger brother Payton, 11, helps her parents on their 420 acre family farm, Moorclose Holsteins. Madison is a freshman at Cuba City High School. She plays basketball, volleyball and softball and goes to many shows and fairs throughout the year. She is also a member of the Cuba City Merry Mixers 4-H club and the Lafayette County Junior Holsteins.

McKenzie Calvert

Matthew Gunst

Matthew Gunst is the 14-year-old son of Dennis and Nichole Gunst of Hartford. He and his sister are the sixth generation to live at the Ladinodale Farm, which has been the Gunst Homestead since 1865. He has served as the 4-H historian, treasurer and vice president and is currently the club president. Matthew is active in the Dodge County Dairy Bowl and Dairy Judging teams. He is a freshman at Lakeside Lutheran High School. He is very active in FFA, forensics, choir and various other school activities.

Hannah Hockerman

Hannah Hockerman is the 14-year-old daughter of Greg and Dawn Hockerman. She lives in Westfield on the family’s dairy farm where they milk 400 Registered Holsteins. She has two brothers, Hayden and Holden. Hannah is currently the president of the Springfield Funrunners 4-H club. She is also a freshman at Westfield High School where she participates in volleyball, softball and FFA where she currently holds the position of reporter. Hannah spends most of her summers working on the family farm, showing at the county fair, district show and state fair, and playing travel softball for the Wisconsin Elite team.

Kaianne Hodorff

McKenzie Mae Calvert is the 14-year-old daughter of Bill and Kelle Calvert. She has two siblings, her twin sister Madison and a younger brother Payton. They live in Cuba City on a 420 acre, 250 cow Registered Holstein farm called Moorclose Holsteins. McKenzie is a freshman at Cuba City High School. When she’s not busy on the farm, she’s active in basketball, volleyball and softball. She’s also a proud part of Lafayette County Junior Holsteins, Cuba City Merry Mixers 4-H and the Cuba City FFA.

Kaianne Hodorff feeds calves and files registrations at her family’s dairy farm, Second Look Holsteins LLC. She helps with additional farm responsibilities along with her parents, Corey and Tammy, and her sisters Kayli, Kalista and Kaydence. Currently a sophomore at Campbellsport High School, she enjoys playing basketball and soccer, being a referee for youth soccer games, coaching youth soccer and helping teach Sunday school. Kaianne is also active in Junior Holsteins, FFA and Armstrong 4-H.

Coltin Coffeen

Evan Jauquet

Coltin Coffeen is the 14-year-old son of Kevin and Peggy Coffeen and Kori Coffeen. He lives on a hobby farm, Overland Acres, near De Pere. He is a freshman at West De Pere High School. As a member of the Junior Holstein Association, Coltin competes in dairy quiz bowl, and he also enjoys showing Holsteins and Red & Whites at various shows including the Brown County Fair, Wisconsin State Fair, Wisconsin Championship Show and World Dairy Expo. In his spare time, Coltin enjoys fishing and hunting for deer and turkey.

Eliza Endres

Eliza Endres is the 14-year-old daughter of Randy and Karen Endres. She has two younger sisters, Ava (12) and Mara (8). She grew up on her family’s 550-cow Registered Holstein farm, Endres Berryridge Farms LLC in Waunakee. She is currently a freshman at Waunakee High School. At school she is a member of the girls’ tennis team, DECA and the Future Business Leaders Association. Eliza enjoys working with her show cattle and helping out on the family farm feeding calves and working in the office. She has future plans to study agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2016

Evan Jauquet is the 12-year-old son of Jay & Heather Jauquet, Pulaski. He is in the seventh grade at Pulaski Community Middle School and enjoys playing soccer and basketball. He and his older brothers, Mason and Carter, live at Synergy Dairy LLC which is owned in partnership with his grandparents Gary and Linda Olson and is home to 300 cows and 400 heifers and claves. His favorite jobs on the farm are feeding calves and driving the skidsteer. Evan is the main bottle feeder on the farm because he is very patient.

Benjamin Kronberg

Benjamin Kronberg is the 16-year-old son of Todd and Becky Kronberg of Milton. Currently a junior at Milton High School, Ben is FFA vice president and is on the golf team. He is a member of the Spanish, Interact and Science clubs and serves as a peer tutor for freshman students. Ben is president of Milton 4-H club and vice president of Rock County Junior Holsteins. He thoroughly enjoys showing and fitting Registered Holsteins and has shown at the county, district, state and national levels. He also competes on the Rock County quiz bowl and dairy cattle judging teams. Ben plans to attend college and pursue a career in dairy science and agricultural business.

Kylie Nickels

Kylie Nickels is the 15-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 a sophomore at Watertown High School. She is on the high honor roll, is very active in the Junior Holstein Association, is a member of the Red and White Holstein Association, Richwood Ranger 4-H, dairy judging and dairy bowl teams, and enjoys showing dairy cattle and competing in showmanship. Kylie and her older brother Dawson are currently building their own herd under the Dreamfix Holstein prefix.

Samantha Pitterle

Samantha Pitterle, Beaver Dam, is the daughter of Mark and Val Pitterle and has a younger brother Sawyer. Sam is a freshman at Watertown High School where she is involved in FFA. She is active with the Dodge County dairy judging and dairy bowl teams. She also enjoys showing her project animals at the county and state fairs, district show and the Wisconsin Junior Championship Show. Besides her time with her animals, Sam also likes to play basketball and photography.

2016 12 & Under Recognition Winners

Ashley Brandel

Ashley Brandel is the 10-year-old son of Matthew and Tracy Brandel. Ashley has two brothers, Colton and Justin, along with a little sister, Katie. Her family partners in Straussdale Holsteins LLC, where they milk 200 Registered Holsteins located in Lake Mills. Ashley is in the fifth grade at Lake Mills Middle School. She is active in the Jefferson County Junior Holstein Association, Wisconsin Milking Shorthorn Association and the South Side Eagles 4-H club. Ashley enjoys exhibiting cattle at the county fair, district show, Wisconsin State Fair, World Dairy Expo and the North American Livestock Expo. She also enjoys playing basketball and volunteering at various dairy promotion activities in her community.

Colton Brandel

Colton Brandel is the 12-year-old son of Matthew and Tracy Brandel. Colton has two younger sisters, Ashley and Katie, along with a little brother Justin. His family partners in Straussdale Holsteins LLC, where they milk 200 Registered Holsteins located in Lake Mills. Colton is in the sixth grade at Lake Mills Middle School. Colton is active in the Jefferson County Junior Holstein Association, Wisconsin Milking Shorthorn Association and South Side Eagles 4-H club. He enjoys exhibiting cattle at the county fair, district show, Wisconsin State Fair, and the North American Livestock Expo. Colton enjoys wrestling, hunting and volunteering at various dairy promotion activities in his community.

Payton Calvert

Payton Calvert is 11-years-old and in the fifth grade at St. Rose of Lima school. Payton lives in Cuba City and his interests are playing baseball, football, basketball and showing. In baseball, he is on a team called the Sluggers where he plays catcher, third base and pitcher. Payton also plays basketball and football. His favorite thing to do is show, work with his calves and also being in the Merry Mixers 4-H club and Lafayette County Junior Holstein. Payton’s mom and dad are Kelle and Bill Calvert and he has two sisters, Madison and McKenzie. They live on a 85-cow Registered Holstein family dairy farm.

Abby Giddings

Abby Giddings is the 11-year-old daughter of Paul and Heather Giddings of Hatley. She attends Wittenberg Middle School and is in the sixth grade. Abby has one brother, Tyler, who got her started and helps with her dairy project. Abby loves to show calves and help on her grandparents’ farm and Dream Team Holsteins. Her other interests include basketball, bowling, Classic Country 4-H where she

serves as secretary, and spending time with her friends and cousins.

Cathryn Gunst

Cathryn Gunst is the 9-year-old daughter of Willis and Carla Gunst, Pine River. The family farm consists of 60 milk cows and over 110 head of Registered Holsteins, of which Cathryn owns 18. She helps with milking, feeding calves, cleaning calf pens, setting up the milk house and other chores. Cathryn is involved in 4-H, where she serves as reporter and participates in community service events. In Junior Holsteins, she is on the dairy bowl team, dairy judging team, participated in the essay and speaking contests and attended Cow Camp. She shows at the county fair, district show and state show. Cathryn plays soccer, volleyball, basketball and softball and enjoys playing piano and singing in the junior choir at St. John’s Lutheran School in Fremont.

Christopher Gunst

Christopher Gunst, 9, is the son of Willis and Carla Gunst, Pine River. The family farm consists of 60 milk cows and over 110 head of Registered Holsteins, of which Christopher owns 18. Christopher helps with feeding calves, cleaning calf pens, mixing TMR for the cows and other farm-related chores. He is involved in 4-H, participating in a variety of community service events. As a Junior Holstein member, he is on the dairy bowl team and participated in the essay contest and craft contest. He shows his cattle at the county fair, district show and state show. He loves to play soccer, basketball and baseball and sings in the junior choir at St. John’s Lutheran School in Fremont.

Jacob Harbaugh

Jacob Harbaugh is the 11-year-old son of Lynn & Sara Harbaugh of Marion. Jacob has one brother, Logan, 9, and a sister, Madison, 6. He is in the sixth grade at St. Martin Lutheran School in Clintonville. Jacob is actively involved with Bella-View Holsteins, a Registered Holstein heifer operation. He owns 12 animals and enjoys showing them at several county, district, state and national shows. Jacob also enjoys dairy bowl, dairy judging and is an active member of the County Line 4-H club and looks forward to participating in the Shawano County Fair every year. Jacob also enjoys sports and plays basketball and baseball.

Logan Harbaugh

Logan Harbaugh is the 9-year-old son of Lynn and Sara Harbaugh of Marion. Logan has one brother, Jacob, who is 11 and a sister, Madison, who is 6. He is currently in fourth grade at St. Martin Lutheran School in Clintonville. At home he is actively involved with Bella-View Holsteins, a Registered Holstein heifer operation. He owns 10 animals and enjoys showing wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2016-15

them at several county, district, state and national shows. Logan also enjoys dairy bowl and is an active member of the Shawano County Junior Holstein Association. In addition, he is a member of the County Line 4-H club and enjoys participating in the Shawano County Fair. Logan also enjoys sports and plays basketball, football and baseball.

Kaydence Hodorff

Kaydence Hodorff and her sisters Kayli, Kalista and Kaianne are the fifth generation on their family’s dairy farm, Second Look Holsteins LLC. Kaydence helps with various farm chores including working with show calves. She is the daughter of Corey and Tammy Hodorff. Kaydence is in the fifth grade and enjoys participating in 4-H and Junior Holstein events as well as playing basketball and soccer.

Brianna Meyer

Brianna Meyer is the 12-year-old daughter of Larry and Jennifer Meyer of Chilton. She has a 10-year-old brother Austin and a 7-year-old sister Abby. Brianna attends sixth grade at Chilton Middle School, is a member of Chilton Tip Top 4-H club and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Appleton. Brianna loves helping care for and showing her Holstein and Brown Swiss cattle. She also enjoys her swine project, ballet, ice skating and flute lessons. In addition she loves to read.

Emily Stumpf

Emily Stumpf is a seventh grader at Einstein Middle School in Appleton. She has been showing Registered Holsteins for eight years for Valley Drive Holsteins LLC. Her animals are housed at her mom’s family farm in Fond du Lac County where they have an auto flow parlor and are currently milking 175 Registered Holsteins with an additional 145 youngstock. Valley Drive Holsteins has been a family farm for over 150 years. This year, Emily was the regional ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60 and was given a full scholarship to attend the summit at Purdue University this last summer.

Kenadee Weigel

Kenadee Weigel is the 11-year-old daughter of Ryan and Traci Weigel from Platteville. She is a member of the county, state and national Holstein Associations and the Dairyland Diamonds 4-H club. Outside of school, Kenadee’s activities includes band, orchestra, dance and basketball. Additionally, Kenadee is an important member of the family’s farm, Weigland Registered Holsteins, where she helps feed young stock and milk cows when needed. She enjoys clipping cattle and spends countless hours with her show calves and cows. Her hard work ethic has been rewarded with many class and showmanship honors. Kenadee has two siblings, Kaelyn and Keegan.

WHA Board of Directors Elections

Elections will be held for four board of director positions at the 2017 Wisconsin Holstein Convention. Erica Ullom has completed the term previously held by Dan Cnossen and is eligible to run for two four-year terms. Tracy Nelson, Chad Ryan and Kent Wendorf have completed their second terms. If you are interested in running and would like to run a bio in the January issue, please contact Laura at the Wisconsin Holstein News by December 14. 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2016

SALE REPORTS Bruins Holstein Dispersal - October 25

The Bruins Holstein Dispersal was held on October 25 at the Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac. This well-bred herd had a current rolling herd average of 25,413 3.6% 917 3.0% 772 with a classification BAA of 109.3%. 85 Registered and grade Holsteins were offered by owners, Byron & Brett Bruins, Waupun, Wis. The milking herd averaged $2318 with all cows and heifers averaging $1910. Topping the sale at $3400 was the VG-89 EX-MS, Milksource Alex Pinecone. With 25,620M at 2-11, she sold milking 86 pounds and bred to sexed Beemer. This potential Excellent was selected by Andrew Greenfield, Waupun, Wis. Her dam is an EX-91 27,230M Durham followed by an EX-94 3E DOM 43,700 Mich that was named All-Wisconsin Aged Cow in 2010. Close behind at $3,300 was a sporty dry cow by Ashmore. Brecar Ashmore Buttercup, VG-85 VG-MS, made 27,691M at 2-01 and sold due in November to Millennium. She was purchased by Tom Ederer, Plain, Wis., who also paid $3,100 for a GP-83 Shout daughter just fresh after making 26,627M at 2-00. Selling for $3,200 was lot 1, Robin-Hood LKI Crackers-ET VG-88. This potential 12th generation Excellent sold fresh in September after making 31,061M at 3-00. By Gold Chip, she was the choice of Jared & Cassie Stillman, Vesper, Wis. The high selling bred heifer at $2500 was an Aftershock due to Lindell. Her VG-87 dam has records to 27,520 4.0 1100 3.2 881. An Aftershock yearling also sold for $2,500. This November, 2015 heifer is backed by an EX 24,836M Dundee that completes four generations Excellent from the Chief Adeen family. The beautiful fall day made for a lighter crowd, but those in attendance appreciated the Bruins herd and made good buys that will enhance their herds. The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.

Pioneer Dairy Classic - October 29

The Pioneer Dairy Club from UW-Platteville held their 34th annual Pioneer Dairy Classic sale on Saturday, October 29 in Lancaster, Wis. The sale was managed by the dairy club with all selections, cattle care and preparations done by the club members. Serving as auctioneer at this year’s sale was Neal Laneville while Brian Coyne red pedigrees. Jason James, Rick Thompson, Cory Weigel and Ryan Weigel served as ringmen. The sale averaged $1972 on 66 lots, with the live animals averaging $1998 and embryos averaging $343. Topping the sale was Henkeseen Zdest Rumble-Red, a VG-85 Zdestiny daughter due in the spring to Avalanche and consigned by Trent Henkes, Luana, IA. Backed by six generations EX dams, she sold to Donnie Nieman from Beloit, Wis., for $4000. Second high seller was a red fall calf by Defiant from the Apple family. Consigned by Dalton Hahn, Loganville, Wis., she sold for $3200 to Ryan Weigel, Platteville, Wis. Third high seller was consigned by Sarah Endres, Waunakee, Wis., and purchased by Shayla Danz, Barneveld, Wis. This potential ninth generation EX Doorman calf from the Altitude family sold for $3100.


• All WHA members should have received a renewal postcard by mail. For those with a valid email address in our database, you will also be receiving a renewal reminder by email. Watch your inbox & check your spam folders. • You will be able to renew online through our website. You will need the email address that is connected to your WHA membership (the address your renewal notice was sent to) and the Customer ID number from your WI Holstein News mailing label. • To pay by credit card, please call 1-800-223-4269. • If you have not received a membership renewal by email OR in the mail, please call our office. • We would also like to make sure our database information is up to date; if you have any changes to your address, phone number, email, number of cows, etc. please contact our office. Wisconsin Holstein Association 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913 • 1-800-223-4269 email:

WI Holstein Treasure Quest Calf Entry Form

State members can enter Registered Holstein heifers born between March 1 and December 31, 2016. Any state member can nominate a heifer using the form below. All entries must be received with a fee of $50 by February 1, 2017. By entering your calf in the Treasure Quest, you are committed to potentially having the calf selected as the winner. For more information on the Treasure Quest, please visit our website at or call the office at 1-800-223-4269. Tickets can be purchased from any WHA board member or Breed Improvement committee member, or the state office by calling 1-800-223-4269. 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. 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, 2017 to potentially having the calf selected as the winner. WI Holstein Association, 902 Eighth Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913

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by Ashley Yager

Ed Peck and April-Day S Verdejo If you work in the Registered Holstein industry, either as a professional that works off the farm or a producer/breeder, chances are high that one cow played a special part in making the decision to have a career in agriculture. This month, WHA continues the #OneBlackandWhite campaign, focusing on that one black and white Holstein cow that had an impact on one young breeder’s life. Ed Peck’s very own April-Day S Verdejo was born in the summer of 2006 during an extreme heat spell, at Brian and Julie Duffin’s Shadow Ridge Holsteins. Her dam was Cityview Ruby Wine-Red, an early Rubens daughter brought to the U.S. by Tim Natzke as a show calf. Ed purchased Wine at the 2001 Wisconsin Spring Show when Kristin (Natzke) Olson was showing her. After the show, he sent her to Sunshine Genetics to flush and make Red and White show calves. As a milking cow, Wine caught the attention of many as a modeststature, sound red cow that aged beautifully. Ed was able to flush her with tremendous results, but when he went to breed her back for a third calving, Shottle was taking Europe by storm and semen was just making its way to the U.S. Knowing he could only get a red-carrier from the mating, Wine was bred to Shottle after three flushes and made 43 embryos in her second lactation. Shottle Verdejo was something special from the moment Ed found out she was going to be a heifer calf. Unfortunately, Wine was lost to heat stress the morning after Verdejo was born. Verdejo was born before genomic testing was available, so Ed was unable to test her until she calved. Verdejo was the first animal he was able to test, and her results topped the charts as the number one Red Carrier female of the Holstein breed. After that, Ed had interest in sons, daughters and embryos – demands exceeding what could be made, even though Verdejo was an excellent flush cow. To date, Verdejo has sent 14 sons to AI and has produced 45 daughters. Verdejo remains active in the dairy herd at Fertile Ridge Dairy (Gary and Joel Sutter) in Mount Horeb, and Ed is hoping to calve her back in. Many of her daughters are thriving in this commercial operation, and of the over 600 milking cows, more than 15% are descendants of Verdejo, whether through her own daughters or daughters of her bulls. Verdejo’s first calf, a Boliver, is the granddam of a red Save

April-Day S Verdejo EX-91 DOM 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2016

daughter that is just fresh and is the mother of Ed’s highest genomic calf, Modesty Calistigo *RC. In Verdejo’s pen at the dairy are her VG-88 *RC Facebook daughter (son at Accelerated Genetics) and a polled VG-87 Magna-P daughter (four sons to AI). The Magna-P is also the dam of Sympatico Furmint-P *RC, VG-86 as a two-year-old, and a popular young contract cow. Ed is fortunate to have many VG daughters and granddaughters of Verdejo, and admits it’s hard to pick a favorite when they are all consistent, quality individuals. Ed admits that had it not been for the unique twist of events that brought Verdejo to him, he may have sold out of the bloodline of Registered Holsteins that truly shaped the success and sustainability of April-Day. Verdejo, and even her mother, inspired Ed to learn and understand that you can truly work with a great cow family pedigree and be competitive in both genomic success and cows that stand the test of time. Verdejo is still milking over 100 pounds a day at 10 and a half years of age. Verdejo has been one of those cows that has never known herself to be anything but a human; perhaps from the loss of her mother and Ed’s extra pampering at an early age. She is a unique individual that came with a hide full of personality. As a heifer, Ed remembers being frustrated, as she only stayed on pasture if she wanted to be in the pasture. More than once while living at Duffins’ she would greet Julie at the house door in the morning. And even today, as a powerhouse cow, if she wants something, there is no standing in her way. When Verdejo was springing with her first calf, Ed made the difficult decision to consign her to a sale. A last minute TB test came back positive (later proven to be a false-positive), and in the end, Ed made the decision to pull her from the sale. Three weeks later, she had Boliver Zisola *RC, and the rest is history. Ed says that working with Holstein cattle has always been one of his first loves. It was instilled in him at a very young age by his uncle, as he technically did not grow up on a farm. Working with cattle and other types of animals taught Ed the highs and lows met through hard work and perseverance of many situations. His marketing experience and subsequent career at Filament Marketing have all developed through the opportunities of breeding, marketing, and communicating aspects of his cattle - most specifically, Holstein cattle – starting with his award success in 4-H and FFA, his first job out of college with Hoard’s Dairyman, his second job with ABS Global, and now the numerous companies and clients he is fortunate to work with in the global dairy industry.

Jacob & Thelma 1st 10 & Under Showman, District 7 Show 1st 10 & Under Showman,WI Championship Show 2nd Junior Showman,World Dairy Expo

Cybil Fisher photos





Siemers Corvette Ashlyn-ET

Oakfield Brokaw Thelma-ET

Corvette x Tri-Day Ashlyn EX-96

Brokaw x EX-94 x EX-92 x EX-94 x Inspiration Tina EX-95

Reserve Junior Champion, Shawano County Fair 2nd Fall Yearling, District 7 Show 9th Fall Yearling, International Junior Holstein Show

5th Open & 1st Junior Fall Calf & Reserve Junior Champion, Midwest Spring National Show 7th Fall Calf, International Junior Holstein Show 1st Fall Calf & Junior Champion, District 7 Open & Junior Shows

Forest-Ridge A Mopsy-Red-ET Bella-On-Q Lotsofluv-Red-ET Armani x EX-94 Talent x EX-93 Rubens

2nd Open & 1st Junior Winter Yearling & Reserve Junior Champion, Midwest Spring R&W Show 5th Open & 2nd Junior Winter Yearling, International R&W Show 4th Open & 2nd Junior, WI Championship R&W Show

Lotus x unscored Absolute sister to Wilstar-RS Tlt Limited EX-94

Reserve All-Wisconsin R&W Winter Calf Junior All-Wisconsin R&W Winter Calf 9th Open & 4th Junior Winter Calf, International R&W Show ~ owned with On-Q Holsteins

~ owned with Forest Ridge

Congratulations to all Wisconsin juniors on a successful 2016! Jacob, Logan & Madison Harbaugh N11912 Graetz Rd., Marion, WI 54950 920-420-1524 Lynn cell | 866-590-0241 Fax |

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Aiko & Tempo photos by Beth Herges: Hotstuff, Annisa & AJ by Cybil Fisher

When I received my youth loan in 2011 to purchase my own two calves, I had big dreams of how good they could be.

Golden-Oaks Ashock Rebel-ET EX-92 4-04 406 27,019 3.3 895 2.8 763 Aftershock x VG-88 Durham x EX-94 3E Gibson x EX-90 Progress x EX-94 3E GMD DOM x 2E-92 GMD DOM x EX-90 DMD DOM x 4E-97 GMD Roxy

~ 10 generations VG and EX going back to Roxy ~ VG 2nd calf Manifold daugher ~ 4 Brazzle daughters ~ pregnancies & embryos by Windbrook

Nordic-Ridge Million Kirsten EX-92 4-01 365 30,102 4.3 1313 3.3 999 Million x VG-85 Goldwyn x EX-91 Encore x EX-91 DOM Raider x VG-87 Blackstar x EX-91 GMD DOM Mark x EX-90 GMD DOM Bell

~ 7 generations VG and EX ~ VG 1st calf Explode daughter ~ May 2016 Numero Uno daughter

Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way. Also thank you to Golden-Oaks Farm and Mitch Amundson for consigning these animals.

Dare to dream and dream big... it might just work out! Merry Christmas - hoping all YOUR dreams come true!

Kelsey Cramer W3224 Norton Rd., Juda, WI 53550 608-934-1040 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2016-21

Aaliyah Borchert 6276 Klondike Dr., Auburndale, WI 54412 715-650-0326 Declan photo by Lea McCullough

Brooke Zillges with

Dreamhaven GC Ricotta

• Due in the Spring to Hero Sire: Gold Chip x Dreamhaven Dempsey Rumchata EX-91 EX-93MS at 3Y x Theldke Mac Rumba EX-91 EX-92MS at 3Y

owned by Maria Zillges

Gerrits Windbrook Bellatoria-ET

~ 2nd Spring Yearling & 5th Yearling Futurity, Winnebago Co. Fair ~ 3rd in Showmanship at District 10 Show ~ Top 10 in Showmanship at WI Championship Show

• Due in the Spring to Gold Chip Sire: Windbrook x Frozenes-JK Bellagio 10343 EX-90 EX-MS (Alexander) x Frozenes-JK Bellasara 2E-91 EX-MS (Dundee) x Frozenes Durham Bella EX-93 EX-MS GMD DOM

~ 1st open & junior Fall Yearling & Junior Champion of the Junior Show, 2016 District 10 Show ~ 5th open & 3rd junior Fall Yearling, 2016 WI Championship Show ~ 7th Fall Yearling & Genetic Merit award winner, International Junior Holstein Show at WDE ~ 1st Fall Yearling, Junior Champion & Yearling Futurity winner, 2016 Winnebago County Fair • Members of the Winnebago Co. Dairy Judging team and Dairy Quiz Bowl team (Jr. Division Champs) • Members of the winning club herd at Winnebago County Fair Looking forward to experiencing more winning combinations with these heifers & their offspring!

Maria, Brooke & Melanie Zillges

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Melanie Zillges with

Dreamhaven Kingboy Rumor

Sire: Kingboy x Dreamhaven Dempsey Rumchata EX-91 EX-93MS at 3Y x Theldke Mac Rumba EX-91 EX-92MS at 3Y

~ 2nd Spring Calf, Winnebago Co. Fair ~ 1st in Beginner Showmanship at Winnebago County Fair

Wisconsin Holstein Young Adult Members Katie Kearns - Traveling the World with Dairy Cattle There are many roads leading to where you want to go, and everyone’s path is a little different. WHA member Katie Kearns has traveled extensively since college and has worked with some of the world’s most well-known cows. We recently asked Katie about her travels and the opportunities she’s had over the last decade - all because of her love for dairy cattle. 1. Tell us about your background. Where did you grow up and what helped you develop your interest in dairy? I grew up on my family dairy farm in Southwest Wisconsin near Seneca. Currently, my parents, Tom and Beth, own and operate a 130 cow dairy farm with a parlor and freestall barn. While I was growing up and living at home we milked 70 cows in a tiestall barn. Hard work day in and day out was a lifestyle for us and something that was never questioned. I grew up working daily with four siblings - Matt, Ben, Jason and Sarah. We were constantly trying to beat our records of how fast we could unload and stack a load of hay. There was always an aggressive and competitive work ethic amongst myself and my siblings. My main duties included milking, feeding and daily cow care. From a young age I loved being in the barn around the cows. 2. What was your first “big” opportunity and how did that come about? My first of many big opportunities happened during my first year of college. During my high school years I worked as a tour guide at an old historical home called the Villa Louis. One of my coworkers knew I was going to be attending UW-Platteville in the fall and her brother-in-law had a farm in Darlington and was looking for some help. So that fall I went to the farm, Random Luck and met Rick “RT” Thompson. I started working for him that day and continued to help him through my four years of college. RT taught me many things about cows. I did a lot of milking, feeding, clipping and show preparation there. Observing how RT handled cows and hearing his thought process of how he broke down situations - whether it regarded a cow’s health, diet or even show situation - taught me more than any book ever has. He also really sparked my “show bug” into overdrive, as he gave me many opportunities to go to the shows with him. The connections I made and the people I met through RT gave me a hunger to do more showing and traveling at the highest level possible. Ernie Keuffner and Terri Packard have also given me numerous opportunities in this industry. I first started to work for them when I was a summer intern at Arethusa Farm in 2008 and they were my managers. I accepted a full-time job with Arethusa in 2009 and during the next three years there they taught me about dealing with high caliber cattle on an everyday basis. I learned how many small things go into making a farm like Arethusa run everyday at such a high level. Dealing with employee scheduling, employee problems, interns, feed and supply ordering and all of the other small details was something I learned to take responsibility for. They both pushed me to always strive to be better every day. I’m grateful for the influence they had on my career at a young age and I still enjoy working with them to this day. 3. Where have you traveled to work with dairy animals? What was your favorite place or country? I started doing internships while I was in college and used that as a way to travel and learn as much as possible. Ocean View Farms in

California, Pineland Farms in Maine and Arethusa Farms in Connecticut were my favorite internships. I started to travel abroad to work with dairy cattle after I finished working full-time at Arethusa Farm. I spent five months in Australia at Bluechip Genetics with Dean and Dianna Malcolm. I was able to attend International Dairy Week and the Sydney Royal during my time with them and also help with one of their sales. Since my original trip there in 2013 I have traveled back to Australia four more times to help with shows and spend time with friends there - who have really become an extended family to me. I also spent two years working in Quebec at Gen-Com Holsteins. Learning how to work with people that speak different languages was a big part of those two years. The friendships that I gained in Quebec are life long. Recently I had the opportunity to spend four months in Spain at Ponderosa Holsteins helping to prepare their cows for the European Championship Show which was held in June in Colmar, France. My time in Spain was absolutely amazing - the food, the scenery and the people were outstanding. The crowning jewel of my time spent there was seeing Ponderosa’s cow, Ashlyn Vray, being tapped as Reserve Grand Champion of the European Show. 4. Who is your favorite cow that you’ve worked with? I don’t know if it is possible for me to pick one favorite cow, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with so many incredible cows. There are three cows that come to mind when I think of the really special ones - Veronica, Hailey and Ashlyn Vray. All three were incredibly smart cows to work with. They all seemed to “know” what was going on. Their accomplishments in the show ring have created so many special memories for all who have been lucky enough to work with them. They were/are household names and the crowds they would attract at a show proved it. They all carried and presented themselves with a special air - and you just knew you were the lucky one to be included in their stories. 5. Do you have any tips for juniors that may want to follow a similar path? My motto has always been to go for it. Whether it’s a new job you want, a trip you wanted to take or any other opportunities that arise - take them. You won’t regret it. Every opportunity you take leads to more opportunities and more adventures. The people you will meet, the places you will go and the things you will learn can never be replaced. But they only happen if you are willing to go for it. So take the trip, find the new job or internship, leave home, challenge yourself and embrace every opportunity that comes your way as a result of putting yourself out there. It’s always worth it.

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Wisconsin schools offer great options for Agriculture students

Wisconsin students have more options than most when it comes to choosing where they want to continue their education after high school. This month, we’ve asked students at several of the major ag programs in the state to answer a few questions about their education and experiences while attending their chosen school. I’d encourage high school students to explore all of their options, whether it be in-state or out-of-state schools and 4-year or 2-year degrees, and to ask current students about their experiences. Thank you to the students that participated in this month’s roundtable. 1. Please give us a little background on yourself. Where did you grow up? What is your ag background? What is your major and what would you like to do after graduation? Jordan Ebert, UW-Madison: I am a senior Dairy Science major with a Agricultural Business Management certificate as well. I grew up on my family’s commercial dairy farm, Ebert Enterprises, in Algoma, Wis., where we are currently milking about 3,300 cows, most of which are Holstein but also a group of Jerseys. After graduation I plan to prepare for the 2017 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days which my family’s farm will be hosting in July. I will then seek a job in the agricultural industry before some day returning to the home farm while also pursuing other business ventures. Paul Grulke, UW-Platteville: I grew up on a 75-cow farm in Dodge County, in a small town named Mayville. We sold out in 2009, but have been very active in 4-H raising potential show heifers and replacement heifers. At our farm I am currently in charge of caring for all the heifers as well as breeding selection. I have been heavily active in FFA and 4-H growing up, holding several officer positions in both organizations and managing club and community activities and events. I have also been an active member of the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association, participating in dairy jeopardy, quiz bowl, as well as junior farm tours. I continue to show animals at the district, state, and national levels of shows. I am currently majoring in Dairy science with a minor in Agri-Business at the University of WisconsinPlatteville. After graduation I hope to obtain a job working with high type animals or seek a career in genetics. Brad Jones, Southwest WI Technical College: My name is Brad Jones. My parents are Wayne and Bonnie Jones. My family has a 300 cow dairy just south of Mt. Horeb. My major is Dairy Herd Management and I plan on buying in to the dairy and eventually taking it over after graduation. Valerie and Matthew Kramer, UW-River Falls: I am Valerie Kramer, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), majoring in Dairy Science with a minor in Agricultural Business. On campus, I am an active member of the UWRF Dairy Club, Dairy Judging Team and the Alpha Zeta Honorary Agricultural Fraternity. I grew up on an 80 Registered Holstein dairy farm on the eastern side of Fond du Lac County in St. Cloud, Wis. Throughout high school I was involved with 4-H, FFA, the Junior Holstein Association on the county and state levels. I am Matthew Kramer, a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), majoring in Dairy Science with a Management option. I grew up on an 80 cow dairy farm, ChrisLeAcres Registered Holsteins, in St. Cloud, Wis., with my parents Leo and Chris Kramer and sister, Valerie. On campus, I am active in Dairy Club where I serve as Usher and the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. In addition to the Junior Holstein Association, I have been involved in 4-H and FFA on the local and state levels. Lindsey Rettenmund, UW-Madison Farm & Industry Short Course: My name is Lindsey Rettenmund, and I am from Black Earth, Wis. I come from a 100 cow dairy farm. The farm is family owned and operated. I am currently a Farm and Industry Short Course Student working towards a Farm Machinery Certificate and finishing a Crops and Soils Certificate. Once I graduate in March 2017, I hope to work on my family’s farm for several more years, then purchase a dairy farm of my own. Valerie Yoap, Lakeshore Technical College: My name is Valerie Yoap, 18 years old, and I’m attending Lakeshore Tech for their Dairy Herd Management Program. I grew up in Peshtigo, Wis., with our dairy farm in Coleman, Wis. I have a strong ag background because my family has had cattle since I was born. We had beef cattle and then transitioned over to dairy. My two brothers currently run our small dairy farm of 80 milking cows. My parents also run our family 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2016

auction company which I am part of the fourth generation of auctioneers. My plan after graduation is to return home and help expand our family farm. My oldest brother, Everett, focuses mostly on the cows; my other brother, Alex, works mostly with the tractors and machine repair; and I want to focus and manage our youngstock. 2. Why did you choose to attend your school? Ebert: I chose to attend UW-Madison because of its all-around excellence. It has a top-notch Dairy department, a great education, competitive sports teams, a great social environment, and a beautiful campus filled with endless opportunities. Grulke: I chose to attend the University of Platteville because I enjoyed the atmosphere of campus. I have a few relatives who are alumni and heard of the great potential for networking as well and future internship possibilities. I also talked to a few friends who went or where still students attending UW-Platteville and heard nothing but great reviews. Jones: I chose to attend Southwest Tech because I heard that it was a great school from former students. Valerie Kramer: The small town atmosphere is what attracted me most to UWRF, the University plays a large role the community of River Falls and vice-versa. In addition, the University has an excellent Dairy Science major and subsequent programs. The hands on experience allows students to learn the nuts and bolts of the dairy industry. UWRF also offers opportunities for dairy judging, agriculture club involvement and the ability for leadership positions. Rettenmund: I chose to attend the University of Wisconsin Madison Farm and Industry Short Course Program because it is only a 16-week course from November to March. I appreciated this time frame because it is the “down time” on the farm in Wisconsin. Yoap: I chose Lakeshore Technical College because my oldest brother, Everett, attended the program six years ago after graduating high school. He absolutely loved the course and only talked highly of it. Through the program, every student is placed on a farm to work on and he worked for Karl Klessig on Saxon Homestead. That created a good relationship between my family and the Klessig’s so when they heard I was attending LTC, they were happy to have me intern on their farm as well. When Everett completed the LTC program, he came and completely took over the farm when we were milking around 30 cows. He could successfully take over, manage, and expand the farm with the knowledge he gained at Lakeshore Tech. 3. What has been your most memorable experience at school? Ebert: As a freshman and sophomore I was fortunate enough to be a student manager for the UW Men’s Basketball program. My sophomore year the Badgers made their first of two consecutive Final Fours and I was able to travel down to Dallas, Texas, with friends to watch a team I was involved with play on the biggest stage inside AT&T Stadium. As a basketball enthusiast this was tough to top. Grulke: College has been a terrific experience so far. However if I were to choose just one specific experience that has made it memorable, it has been being a part of the Pioneer Dairy Club. Working with this great group of young adults for events such as the annual dairy sale in the fall, allowing for even more connections with every one as well as being able to network with some of the top Ag companies, farmers, and Alumni who donate and help make the sale run smoothly. Being apart of the dairy club has also allowed me to attend events such as the American Dairy Science Association convention, traveling to Indiana last year and being able to network with other students from colleges from the midwest. Here we were also able to attend leadership conferences from a few great agriculture companies. continued on page 26

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Student Roundtable, continued from page 24 Jones: My most memorable experience so far has been visiting Larson Acres and seeing how they do things on a large dairy. I liked the cross ventilation of their barn and the sand separator. Matthew Kramer: I have made many memories while attending UW-River Falls, but my favorites are spending time with Dairy Club and my brothers at Alpha Gamma Rho-Alpha Psi. I enjoyed the Falcon Premier that was held in February and going to the Royal Winter Fair as well. My most memorable experience has been the Falcon Premier that was held in late February 2016. It was a great experience as a freshman to see the inner workings of the Dairy Club event. I enjoyed spending time with my fellow Falcons doing chores, nightline, and even practiced my auctioneering skills and pedigree reading! Overall, it was a memorable experience and I look forward to the Falcon Premier in 2018. I have also enjoyed traveling to a variety of farms in the area to practice Dairy Judging and look forward to competing in the next two years. Rettenmund: The most memorable experience I have had at school was when I had Milo Wiltbank as my Animal Reproduction teacher. He always made the class entertaining and easy to stay engaged. Especially when he would excitedly yell “OVULATION”. Yoap: It’s hard to choose only one memorable experience because we have the opportunity to do many different things through the program. In October, we entered two teams into the dairy judging competitions at the World Dairy Expo. That was my first time attending Expo and it was an amazing experience. We also tour farms about twice a week to gain a better hands-on knowledge. Later on this year, we will also be competing at State PAS and hopefully National PAS in Missouri. Outside of school, us students are also very close and spend a lot of time together. We watch movies, go bowling, and myself and two other girls in the program even got matching cow tattoos. 4. What is your favorite part of campus? Ebert: It’s difficult to narrow down my favorite part of campus. Madison offers many great views, some of my favorites being Lake Mendota from Alpha Gamma Rho’s (AGR) dock in early fall or late spring, Bascom Hill, and the capitol. The agricultural community on campus is also extremely welcoming and offers a great social environment. Grulke: One of my favorite parts about the campus is all of the great organizations that one can join. These groups offer great opportunities to meet other students who have the same interest and goals as yourself. Some of these groups include Collegiate FFA, Diary Club, as well as fraternities/sororities such as Alpha Gamma Rho. These organizations are also a great way to give back to the communities, as most have several community service opportunities throughout the year. These groups also allow you to get a better experience of the campus and university. Jones: My favorite part of campus is the Student Center. It’s a fun, relaxed spot where everyone can play table tennis, pool, or just hang out. Matthew Kramer: My favorite part of campus is the Mann Valley Lab Farm. I enjoy going there for a few labs, clipping/washing animals for judging contests, walking through the calf barn and many other activities that Dairy Club coordinates. It is always nice to go the lab farm, as it gives a sense of home with all the animals, especially the cows and cats! Rettenmund: My favorite part of campus is the competitive levels at the Natatorium. I can always count on going to the courts and playing an intense game of basketball or volleyball after a long day in the class room. I also enjoy all the cool people you meet just because you have a common sports love. Yoap: My favorite part of campus is the Agriculture building. Our class spends most of our day in that building because we have our classroom and our lab there. The only classes outside of that building are our Ag Math and Communications which take place in the main Lakeshore building. I love the fact that we share the building with only three other programs. 5. What have you learned about your school that you weren’t expecting or didn’t know before? Ebert: Growing up my family did not discuss politics all too often but 26–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2016

after living in one of the more “politically active” (for lack of a better term) cities in the state and nation it definitely opened my eyes to a whole different world. Many would look at this as more of a downfall, however, I saw it as a great way to become more well-rounded, see the world from different views, and broaden my horizons. This theme applies very strongly to the political atmosphere but also more generally to meeting all sorts of people on campus from different backgrounds and a diversity of mindsets, all of which is beneficial to maturing and my future going forward.  Grulke: I have learned that most of the animal science and dairy science classes are held at the Pioneer Dairy Farm instead of just a having lectures, this is where students get a great way to get hands on experience that will help with future jobs and internships. Another thing that surprised me was how many courses that they offer that gears towards the business side of agriculture. Jones: I learned that Southwest Tech was ranked #1 in Wisconsin and 11th in the nation for two-year colleges. I also learned that the classes go very in depth about each topic that is taught and that the teachers don’t just teach out of the book but have hands on experience. Matthew Kramer: There is a large number of individuals that I have admired in the dairy industry that are alumni of UW-River Falls, and I find it very humbling to walk some of the same halls they also once walked. The list can literally go on and on of prestigious breeders within the Wisconsin and Minnesota Holstein Associations. In addition, it has been remarkable seeing a variety of connections back to my college which I never even knew existed. In addition, I have learned that there are so many opportunities that the school has to offer with studying abroad in countries such as Ireland, Brazil, India, Scotland, and China. Rettenmund: I learned that even though it is a super large campus with a lot of students it doesn’t feel that way. You meet so many people with the same career and life goals which makes it so easy to make life-long connections. Yoap: I have learned a lot that I didn’t know before! I knew basics of a lot regarding dairy; however, through this program I have learned so much more. I now understand the importance behind some of our practices at my home farm and I’ve already talked to my brothers on ways we can improve our farm. I take my schooling seriously and I enjoy learning because finally all of classes revolve around my future career. 6. Any advice for high school students considering their college options? Ebert: My best advice to high school students considering their college options would be to be true to yourself but also be open and willing to put yourself out there and get outside of your comfort zone. In high school many people are guilty, including myself, of being shortsighted. However, if I could go back I would remind myself that as life goes on knowledge is power. Never take a learning experience or the opportunity to meet new people for granted, it will be rewarding, I promise.  Grulke: My advice for high school students is to go out and visit the campus of the schools that you are interested in, as this is a great way to get a feel for how the campus and environment. Talk to current students, alumni, or even some of the schools professors with any questions that you may have about the university. Finally select a school that best fits your personality and future goals. Jones: Think about your future plan and what college fits those plans best, whether it be a four-year or a two-year college. Also think whether you’re going to go back to the farm or in an Agriculture Business. Valerie Kramer: My biggest piece of advice for high school students is, do not be afraid to spread your wings and venture farm from home to attend a college. Although attending college 300 miles away from home has its drawbacks, I have had the opportunity to see areas of Wisconsin and Minnesota to broaden my horizons. Apply for any scholarships you are qualified for because you never know if you are the only applicant! Additionally, go on college visits/tours, being on a college campus in person may change your mind and make sure to thoroughly look at all of your college options before making your final decision. Good luck! continued on page 28

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Student Roundtable, continued from page 29 Rettenmund: Keep an open mind. I really didn’t want to go to college. I did not plan on continuing any education post-high school. All I wanted to do was work on my family farm. Always consider where you want to be five years from now and how you will get there. College is a great way to not only learn helpful tool that will help you achieve success in your future goals, but also a great networking tool. It is a good experience to not live with your parents for a few months or years. It helps shape you into your own person because it allows you to make all your own choices. Yoap: I would highly recommend Lakeshore Tech to any students interested in dairy. I know many students believe they don’t need college to work on a dairy farm but there are so many advantages. It really opens one’s eyes to the detail and the importance behind every practice. Having such a hands-on course allows you to work with the cattle and learn effectively. I would also recommend Lakeshore Tech because it is only a one year course and it’s very hands-on. I very much love the fact that they require you to work on a nearby farm because it provides the student with a job in their profession as well as more hands-on learning.

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Left - Emma Olstad and Joey Opsal, 2016 scholarship recipients.

Dane County

2016 Adult Membership: 134; Jr. Membership: 51 Adult Association officers - President: Gary Swain; Vice President: Steve Endres; Secretary: Vicki Janisch; Treasurer: Joe Sarbacker; Reporter: Tim Griswold. Junior Association officers - President: Joey Opsal; Vice President: Zach Endres; Secretary: Emma Olstad; Treasurer: Lindsey Sarbacker; Reporters: Molly Olstad, Eliza Endres, Ashlyn Sarbacker; Historian: Allie Breunig. 2016 has been another amazing year for both the adult and junior members of the Dane County Holstein Association. Dane County hosted the District 6 Holstein Show in Madison. A special thank you goes out to our county president Gary Swain, board members and other members who made the smooth transition from Stoughton to Madison. The show was truly a success because of all the countless volunteers, members, sponsors and exhibitors.   We are very proud of our county member who have not only been influential on a county level, but we have members serving significant rolls on a state level. At the 2016 WHA Adult Holstein Convention, Steve Endres was elected to the WHA Board of Directors. Not only are our adult members involved but our junior members are taking on significant rolls and responsibilities. Joey Opsal was selected to represent the southeast district on the Junior Activities Committee to serve a twoyear term. At Junior Convention, the Dane County juniors participated in Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy and had numerous contest entries including photography, advertisements and arts and crafts. Juniors also received various awards including DJM, YDJM, Junior Progressive Breeder, and Long Range Production Awards. Our senior dairy bowl team of Joey Opsal, Allie Breunig, Lizi Endres and Zach Endres did an amazing job competing at convention. The team coached by Amber Elliott, Amanda Smith, Cassie Endres went on to represent Wisconsin at the National Holstein Convention in New York this past June. Elizabeth Sarbacker also represented Wisconsin and the Dane County juniors at National Convention as one of the national Distinguished Junior Member finalists.   Our annual banquet was held March 13 at Rex’s Inn Keeper in Waunakee. Dawn and Virgil Haag of Mt. Horeb were awarded the Outstanding Breeder Award, and Bill Hageman of Rio received the bell award. Art and Lori Meinholz of Middleton were also recognized for hosting our 2015 County Holstein picnic. Lindsey Sarbacker was named the 2016 Holstein Queen, and the Dane County Holstein Association was also able to award two scholarships to Joey Opsal and Emma Olstad. We are excited for the holidays and to ring in the new year as the Dane County Holstein members have been hard at work planning the

Dane County award winners, left to right: Bill and Kelly Hageman, Bell Award recipient; Virgil and Dawn Haag, Outstanding Breeder Award; Art and Lori Meinholz, hosts for the 2015 County Picnic. 30–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2016

Right - 2016 Champion Senior Dairy Bowl team from Dane County

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Green County

2016 Adult Membership: 91; Jr. Membership: 39 Adult Association officers - President: Todd Hoesly; Vice President: Trent Hendrickson; Secretary: Brian Behnke; Treasurer: Jeremy Steiner; Directors: Kelsi Mayer, Stephanie Wyss, Anthony Anderson, Ryan Sonnenberg, Aaron Breunig. Junior Association officers - President: Rachel McCullough; Vice President: Kelsey Cramer; Secretary: Marissa Vosberg; Treasurer: Dylan Steiner; Reporter: Emily Makos. The Green County Junior Holstein Breeders participate in many events year round. About two dozen members attended Junior Convention and competed in dairy bowl, dairy jeopardy, photo contests, folding board displays and speaking contests. Members were acknowledged with awards, and scholarships. In March they lead Registered Holstein lots in the ring at the Dual County Sale and attended the annual Green County Holstein Banquet. Members also attended the Midwest Spring Show, and assisted with the annual county wide fitting and showing clinic hosted at the Jeffrey-Way farm. For June Dairy Month the juniors welcomed the first baby born in June at the Monroe Clinic Hospital with a basket of dairy gifts and dairy products. This was the first year the juniors hosted a “little Britches” contest at the Green County Fair. It was fun for the older youth along with the young. Juniors attended our district show, state show, and state fair and attended National Convention. Just before school started, the juniors attended the Green County Holstein Picnic. In September we held our biggest fundraiser. We operate a lunch stand during Cheese Days in Monroe. We sold grilled cheese, homemade pie, milk, water, and ice cream. It was a very busy three days. We are fortunate to live so to World Dairy Expo with many

Green County Junior members at the 2016 Junior Holstein Convention

members attending and wrapping up their year of Holstein activities at the huge event.

Kenosha County

2016 Adult Membership: 11; Jr. Membership: 3

Racine County

2016 Adult Membership: 13; Jr. Membership: 4

Rock County

2016 Adult Membership: 65; Jr. Membership: 24 Adult Association officers - President: Nicole Miller-Speich; Secretary/Treasurer: Elizabeth Kempel; Directors: Phyllis Broege, Todd Kronberg, John Gerbitz, Nick Sarbacker, Megan Daluge, and Jim Abey. Junior Association officers - President: Brooke Trustem; Secretary/ Treasurer: Ben Kronberg; Advisor: Phyllis Broege. In 2017 the Rock County Holstein Breeders will be hosting the District 6 Holstein Show on June 20 at the Rock County Fairgrounds in Janesville. Also in 2017, we will be partnering up again with Green County for the Green|Rock Dual County Sale. The date and location has not been chosen, but we are looking forward to another successful sale.

Walworth County

2016 Adult Membership: 32; Jr. Membership: 10

Three to compete for 2017 Wisconsin Holstein Princess

Three Wisconsin Junior Holstein members will vie for the Wisconsin Holstein Princess and Princess Attendant positions at the upcoming Junior Holstein Convention in the Wisconsin Dells. Along with their written application scores, they will go through an interview with a panel of judges, group interview, present a speech and answer impromptu questions in front of junior membership at the Princess luncheon on Saturday, January 7. All are welcome to join the the luncheon or the annual banquet where the new court will be crowned on Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by submitting the registration form found online at www.wisholsteins. com/juniorconvention.html or in the November 2016 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News.

Kelsey Cramer, 19, is the daughter of

Bob and Nikki Cramer, Juda. She is a member of the Green County Junior Holstein Association is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Kelsey is planning to pursue a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in order to work in a rural elementary school or NICU and practice speech and language therapy.

Courtney Moser, 18, is the daughter of Cary and Joy Moser, Westby. She is a member of the Vernon County Junior Holstein Association and is a senior at Westby Area High School. Courtney plans to attend either the University of Wisconsin-Madison or the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to major in Agricultural Communications and Photography. Hannah Ullom, 17, is the daughter of

Travis and Erica Ullom, Bloomer. She is a Chippewa County Junior Holstein Association member and is currently a senior at McDonnell Area Catholic Schools. Hannah plans to attend college and double major in Journalism and English with a minor in Sports Medicine with hopes of pursuing a career in Sports Journalism.

Kati's Calf-eine Hello Holstein friends! It’s hard to believe that the hectic days of summer and the rush of fall harvest are behind us as we prepare for the snow to fall all over Wisconsin. Students are busy in the midst of the school year, but there is a special group of students preparing for something even more exciting! Wisconsin Junior members are not only busy with school work but many are hard at work preparing for the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention in January, hosted by the Dane County Junior Association. Studying dairy bowl questions, writing and memorizing speeches, filling out applications, and creating display boards and scrapbooks are just a few of the activities that members take pride in participating in at convention. Good luck to all those competing at convention and we invite parents, adults and supporters to join us in the Wisconsin Dells, January 6-8th! This is also the season of giving, as we give thanks for all the great blessings we have be given this year and as we look towards another prosperous year ahead. So be sure to take the time you have and say a simple “Thank You” to those who helped you along the way this year. From dairy bowl coaches, dairy judging coaches, parents, advisors, and so much more, we could not have such a large and successful junior membership body without these people. So thank you! Junior Convention is like Christmas for members, as we gather in celebration, rekindle old friendships, make new ones and reflect on an excellent year of Holstein activities. This is the end of the journey in the junior association for many of us as we graduate and move onto the adult association. It’s also a time of new faces as the new Junior Activities Committee members are elected, the Holstein Boy and Girl are revealed and the incoming Royalty is crowned. Although it will be sad to complete my reign as WHA Princess, passing the crown and sash onto another beautiful lady, I am extremely grateful and feel honored to have been able to represent this great association. From spring barn meetings, county fairs, state show and Expo, this has truly been an unforgettable ride in the Holstein industry. Thank you to all who have took Paige and I in with open arms, helping us represent the black and white Holstein cow. We are forever blessed to have been granted the opportunity to serve all of you! From your 2016 Holstein cow and coffee loving Princess, thank you Wisconsin Holstein Association for an unforgettable year. Until next coffee hour, Kati Kindschuh

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Dane County offering special events at the 2017 Junior Holstein Convention

The Dane County Junior Holstein Association is excited to offer several special events at the 2017 Junior Holstein Convention. There will be a cheese carving at the convention on Friday, January 6 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. near the registration area. All are invited to watch the cheese carving and view the finished product on display on Saturday. The finished cheese carving will be auctioned off at the Junior Banquet on Saturday evening, January 7. There will be three educational sessions for junior members to attend at the convention. The first two sessions will be on Friday and will be panel discussions with former Junior members. More information on the panels is below. A third session will be on Saturday and will feature Brenda Murphy and Vicki Janisch from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. There will be two tracks - one for younger members and one for older members. Both tracks will discuss ways you can interact with the public and answer their questions accurately. Finally, Friday night’s entertainment will be minute-to-win-it games for all ages to participate in and there will be Culver’s ice cream at the dance with a toppings bar.

Young Adult Panel

This panel consists of four people, from four different post-secondary schools. It is going to focus on why they each chose to attend the University they did, what student organizations they were involved in and internships and other experiences they had in their collegiate career. This workshop will be geared toward high school members who are starting to think about where they are going to attend school. It will be held on Friday, January 6 from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm. Moderator: Erica Ullom Erica grew up in Chippewa County on her family’s Mayerlane Holstein farm. Mayerlane Holsteins is a family farm, consisting of Erica’s parents, her sister, her two kids Hannah and Fritzy, along with a couple of part-time high school and college students. They have six acres and milk 65 registered Holsteins and Jerseys. Erica is a Wisconsin Holstein Association Board member and co-chair of the Young Adult Committee (YAC). Cassie Endres - UW-Madison Cassie Endres is a 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she majored in Dairy Science and Life Sciences Communication. Currently, she works as a Marketing Executive at Filament Marketing. Erik Warmka - UW-River Falls Erik Warmka attended University of WisconsinRiver Falls in the fall of 2010 for dairy science. After graduation, he returned home to the family farm where he is the herdsman. They currently milk 450 cows with a RHA over 31,000. Cassy Krull - UW-Platteville Cassy Krull is the 23-year-old daughter of Cindy Krull and the late Brian Krull. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in December of 2015 with a degree in Animal Science with a dairy emphasis. She currently works for Cargill Animal Nutrition as a Dairy Focus Consultant. Sean Brown - Farm and Industry Short Course Sean Brown lives on Ma-Brown Holsteins and Jerseys, a 120-acre farm outside of Dodgeville. He attended Farm & Industry Short Course 2012-2013 and received a certificate in dairy herd management. 34–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2016

Holstein Experience Panel

This panel is going to consist of four people who were very involved in their Junior Holstein years, including how the association has shaped their life and things that they would recommend youth get involved in. This workshop will be held on Friday, January 6 from 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm. Moderator: Joseta Halbur Joseta Halbur hails from a Registered Holstein dairy farm, Burledge Holsteins in Fond du Lac, where she remains active on a daily basis with the calf-raising program. She is also employed full-time in commodity-risk management and has more than 10 years of agricultural sales experience. Currently, she is serving on the Wisconsin Holstein Board of Directors where she co-chairs the Communications and Young Adult Committees (YAC) and serves as an advisor for the Junior Activities Committee (JAC). Laura Elliott Laura Elliott is a marketing consultant for Elanco where she manages the dairy vaccine product line for the US Dairy business. Laura grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Marshall. In Junior Holstein, Laura was honored to serve as Wisconsin Holstein Princess in 2009, southeast district JAC (2011 Chair), and she was named Outstanding Girl in 2011. Charles Hamilton Charles Hamilton is 20 years old and a recent Junior Holstein graduate from Cuba City. He grew up on a 70-cow Registered Holstein dairy farm, Hill-Ton Holsteins. Charlie is currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He plans to return to the farm after graduating. He was the 2015 Wisconsin Holstein Boy, a National Distinguished Junior Member in 2013, a past Wisconsin JAC, and is currently serving in his second year as a Holstein Association USA JAC. Laura Herschleb Laura Herschleb grew up on a small dairy farm in Germantown in Washington County. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dairy Science and Agriculture Journalism from UW-Madison. Laura currently serves as the Vice President of Marketplace Strategies for Badgerland Financial. Laura and her husband, Mike, reside in DeForest with their two children, Kolby and Lily. Kyle Natzke Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac, grew up showing Crestbrooke Holsteins and Jerseys with his parents Tim and Barb and sister Kristin (Olson). Kyle was named Outstanding Holstein Boy in 2011, and is a graduate of UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course. He currently travels extensively as a fitter at shows and sales across the U.S. and Canada.

Calling all Volunteers

Each year our annual Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention is only a success with the help of our very generous volunteers that help execute our youth contests. If interested in volunteering for dairy bowl, jeopardy, and more, please contact the WHA office by December 15.


2017 Junior Holstein Convention TENTATIVE Schedule of Events

Friday, January 6

8:00 a.m. DJM Interviews 10:00 a.m. Convention Registration Contest Room Registration, Raffle Ticket turn-in Dairy Jeopardy & Dairy Bowl Registration Speaking Contest Registration Princess Interview, Graduate, DJM Interview Check-In Holsti-Buck Redemption/Vouchers – Contest Room 11:00 a.m. Speaking Contest starts (Juniors only – pending number of participants) 11:30 a.m. Dairy Jeopardy Officials Orientation meeting 11:30 a.m. Speaking Contest Judges Orientation 12:00 p.m. Dairy Jeopardy Roll Call 1:00-1:45 p.m. NEW Young Adult Panel 2:00-2:45 p.m. NEW Junior Holstein Experience Panel 3:00 p.m. WHA Junior Forum - Dane County Welcome, District Caucuses, Bell-R-Ring 5:30 p.m. Dairy Bowl Seating Exam & Coaches Meeting 6:15 p.m. Wisconsin Tailgate meal Junior Farm Tour Awards, Essay Awards, Progressive Breeder & Long Range Production awards, Dairy Jeopardy Contestants awarded 8:00 p.m. Adult Forum

Saturday, January 7

7:45 a.m. 7:55 a.m. 8:00 a.m.

Dairy Bowl Judge’s orientation JUNIOR Dairy Bowl County Roll Call Junior Dairy Bowl Contest Rookie Dairy Bowl (start to be announced as rooms available) 8:45 a.m. Royalty judge orientation 9:00 a.m. Contest Room opens 9:00 a.m. Royalty Interviews 10:00 a.m. 1st Session – WMMB Media Training 11:45 p.m. Princess Luncheon Holsti-Buck Mystery Choice Auction WHA President’s Address Princess Candidate Introduction & Questions Graduate Recognition 12:45 p.m. Senior Dairy Bowl Roll Call 1:00 p.m. Senior Dairy Bowl Contest Final rounds of Jr. and Sr. Dairy Bowl to follow contests (approximately 4:00 p.m. start for Junior Finals) 2:00 p.m. 2nd Session – WMMB Media Training 7:00 p.m. Banquet Scholarship Auction, Scholarships, 12 & Under Recognition, YDJM, DJM Awards, Royalty, Outstanding Girl, Outstanding Boy Dance & Holsti-Buck auction

Sunday, January 8 8:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Contest Room Results Photography, Advertisement, Crafts, Arts, Folding Display, Scrapbooks & Digital Scrapbooks, State Banner, Dairy Bowl Seating Exam Top Scores (Immediately following breakfast/awards) Business Meeting & JAC Elections Raffle Drawing Election results

Notice for Junior Convention Each county will have a maximum of 2 minutes for their Bell-R-Ring contest entry.

Scholarship Auction to be held Saturday, January 7

The annual scholarship auction will be held on Sat., January 7, at Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells. 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 Contest Room Opportunities

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 6). For more information on each of these contests, please see the Junior Handbook on the WHA website. Two age divisions are Junior (15 & Under) and Senior (16-20). Age for divisions is as of January 1, 2017. Advertising Contest Ads do not need to be framed or mounted. An advertisement may only be entered one year. 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. 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. Photos must be 5x7 in either black and white or color. Any junior can enter up to two photos in each category. 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.

A note from your JACs

My passion for the Holstein cow and desire to lead inspired me to run for a position on the Junior Activities Committee two years ago. Two years later, I can say I have enjoyed every second of being on this team. Why have I loved being a JAC? I’ve had the opportunity to watch younger members grow in their Holstein experience. The enthusiasm they have (even in the middle of a shaving cream fight) drives me to be the best role model I can be. In addition, I attended more Holstein events than ever before, allowing me to network with Holstein breeders and hear about their individual paths to success. Lastly, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with and develop best friends for the last two years on this committee. Although some days get long throughout the year, the support and comradery we share has been irreplaceable! It is hard to briefly describe our year of Holstein shows, fitting workshops, showmanship contests, and Cow Camp. We were continually inspired by the passion of this Junior membership, while striving to organize excellent activities, and having a few laughs (okay, maybe a lot more than that) along the way. I am confident as Logan, Rachel, Andrew and myself step off as second years, we are leaving the team in very capable hands. I strongly encourage any older members considering running for the committee to go for it. Wrapping up my year as chair, I can truly say it has been one of the best experiences of my life and can attest that Wisconsin’s Holstein future is very bright. On behalf of the 2016 JACs, thank you Wisconsin Holstein for giving us such an exceptional membership to represent. All the best, Kristen Broege, SE District, JAC Chair

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ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

Another year is coming to a close and it’s been another great year at WHA, especially considering the economy for dairy farmers over the past couple of years. Thank you to all of our members and partners that continue to support the News each year. Ours is one of only two state publications still doing a monthly issue. I continue to believe that the News is a great marketing tool for our members and serves as not only a way to communicate with our members, but is also a way to preserve the history of our association. As you start looking at 2017, I’d encourage all of our members to set a goal to advertise one time during the year. Any size... any color... if you need help getting started, just give me a call or email and I’d be glad to help. And if you think you’ll be advertising four times or more (any size ads), please give me a call to talk about our contract rates. This issue features the youth of our association. I hope you’ll enjoy reading about our young award winners and viewing the ads that some of the junior members have put together. Good luck to everyone as the prepare for the Junior Convention in January. Don’t forget about the upcoming deadlines for other awards and programs coming up. Included in this issue is the Top Performer entry form which is due January 14 to the WHA office. Entries for the 2019 Futurity are due December 31 that entry form was printed in the October and November issues and is also available on our website. Finally, we are now taking calf entries for the Treasure Quest held at Spring Show each year. Those entries are due February 1 and the entry form can be found on page 17. If you’d like to purchase a ticket for the Treasure Quest, please contact the office or a member of our board of directors. As you may have heard, or read in this issue, we’re saying goodbye to Larry as Executive Director here at WHA. I’d like to personally thank him for his time at our association and wish him luck at his new job. It’s been a fun ride the last five years and we’re definitely going to miss him at the office! Thanks Larry! I’d like to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope to see you all at a Holstein event in 2017! Until next time...




December 2016 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, Washburn counties 2-3 WHA Board Meeting 31 $35 entry deadline for the 2019 WHA Futurity January 2017 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington, Waukesha counties 6-8 Junior Convention, Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wis. Dells, hosted by Dane County Junior Holstein Association 14 Top Performer entries due February 2017 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 24 WHA Futures Sale, Appleton 24-25 Adult Convention, Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, hosted by Calumet Co. March 2017 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 4 Apple Mania II, hosted by Apple Partners LLC 4 Purple Ribbon Classic Sale, Marshfield, managed by the Wood Area Holstein Breeders 11 18th Badger Invitational, Madison 18 Willows Edge Holsteins Complete Dispersal, New Richmond 25 Sale of Excellence at Rosedale Genetics, Oxford 31 Quest for Success III at Bella-View Holsteins, Marion April 2017 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 1 Milk Source Select Sale, Kaukauna 22 Rob-Cri Complete Herd Dispersal, Robert & Christine Barden, Plover 28-29 Wisconsin Dairy Showcase, Madison (Midwest Spring National Show) Future Dates May 12, 2017 R&R Letter Complete Dispersal, Seymour June 20, 2017 District 6 Show, Janesville June 21, 2017 District 10 Show, Chilton & District 5 Show, Baraboo June 26, 2017 District 3 Show, Lancaster June 27, 2017 District 7 Show, Sturgeon Bay WI Championship Show July 10-11, 2017 Alliant Energy Center, Madison

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Agri-Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Alpha Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Bella-View Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 CnC Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Cybil Fisher Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Go-Sho Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Great Northern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Initial Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 International Protein Sires/Our Help . . . . IBC Koepke Farms, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Krohlow Registered Holsteins . . . . . . . . . 12 Lafollette Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Larson Acres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Lakeshore Technical College . . . . . . . . . . 25 Mayer Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Mystic Valley Dairy/Ke-Jo . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 NorthStar Cooperative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Origin Reproduction Services . . . . . . . . . 37 Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Quad-R Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 RHC Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Rickert Bros. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman . 13 & 37 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 STgenetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 & 37 Tree-Hayven Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Ultrascan, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 UW Farm & Industry Short Course . . . . . 27 UW-Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 UW-River Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Holstein Association Representatives Sarah Trapp W16080 Merlin Road, Taylor, WI 54659 608-525-2901 cell: 608-628-1978 e-mail: Chris Lyons W 5979 Lee Dr., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 920-563-1082 cell 920-723-2406 e-mail: Mandi Ramsburg 1510 Silverstone Trail #2, De Pere, WI 54115 cell: 920-530-5023 e-mail: 38â&#x20AC;&#x201C;wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2016

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December 2016 Wisconsin Holstein News  

December 2016 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring YDJM and 12 & Under Award Winners, Student Roundtable and District 6.

December 2016 Wisconsin Holstein News  

December 2016 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring YDJM and 12 & Under Award Winners, Student Roundtable and District 6.