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February 2015

Volume 87 No. 2

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Midwest National Spring Show rules & entry form Top Performer entries District 4 Feature

FOUR-OF-A-KIND ATW ALMOND VG-87 2-02 3x 220 18,626 4.1 758


Sire: Atwood Dam: VG-86 Alexander with 2-01 3x 348 26,927 4.1 1115 Next Dams: Shot Star EX-94 2E GMD then EX-93 Reba, EX-92 Envy and EX-91 Milki

lmond was Honorable Mention Grand Champion at the 2014 Wisconsin Valley Fair and has a very bright future in front of her. She has a May 2015 Chelios calf and is due back to Sid on May 26. She will sell fresh on our June 22, 2015 dispersal. A definite Junior 3-Year-Old prospect for next year, she represents the finest breeding family we have ever worked with.

Four-of-a-Kind Partners N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Visitors always welcome! Dan Cnossen - 715.302.1327 Dan Day Rick Seefeldt Andy Peterson

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: February 2015

VOLUME 87 No. 2

Features: 10 13 24 31 46

Breeder Profiles: District 4 Breeders Wisconsin Holstein Convention information 125th Anniversary: Distinguished Service Award & Distinguished Young Holstein Breeders Midwest National Spring Show rules & entry form 2014 Top Performers

Departments: 8 9 16 35 35 41 44 48 50 52 53 54

From the President: Chris McCullough Wisconsin Holstein Briefs From the Field: Sarah Trapp, Holstein USA Sierra’s Holstein Scoop: WHA Princess Sierra Lurvey Cierra’s Insights on Holstein Highlights: WHA Princess Attendant Cierra Ehkre-Essock District 4 report Breeder Business Cards Sale reports WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover photo is the winning entry in our Cover Contest submitted by Kelle Calvert of Cuba City. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015

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

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

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Chris McCullough, President (2016)* - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Paula Bovre, Vice President (2016)* - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Marci Walker, Secretary (2016)* - 608-432-3223 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Kevin Jorgensen, Exec. Committee (2015) - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Matt Lippert, Exec. Committee (2015)* - 715-213-9441 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 Todd Borgwardt (2016)* - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Bill Calvert (2015) - 608-732-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Dan Cnossen (2017)* - 715-302-1327 N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Tracy Mitchell (2017)* - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Chad Ryan (2017)* - 920-960-1449 N4067 Twin Oaks Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Todd Stanek (2015)* - 715-456-8718 E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 Kent Wendorf (2017)* - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION

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

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As part of our anniversary celebration, we’ll be featuring cover and advertisement from a past issue of the News. We are also looking for fun photos from the past to feature on our Facebook page. If you’d like to submit a photo for consideration, please email it to

February 1995 ad Indianhead Holsteins

Bob & Karyn Schauf and the Indianhead herd have a world-renowned reputation for superior genetics. Bob was recognized in 1985 as the Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder and they received the Distinguished Breeder Award at the 2014 WHA Convention.

February 1964 cover

The Wisconsin State Herd took a second prize among 11 State Herds shown at the International Dairy Show in Chicago on December 6. In a surprise switch at the last minute, so quickly made that some of the spectators had left their seats, and even some press releases did not catch it, Wisconsin moved ahead of a strong New York herd to stand in second, behind Ontario. Shown in the herd are Gray View Crisscross, Harvey A. Nelson & Sons; Mayers Mistress Sensation Ann, Christ A. Mayer; King Crescent Betty Girl, Robert Weston, Pewaukee; Queensbush Dinah, Harvey A. Nelson & Sons; Vi-Ho Hayssen Oliver Patsy, Brauns Sunny Lea Farm; Gray View X Judy Sky Osman, Roland H. Goeke, Newton; Wis Beryl Bella, Green Bay Reformatory; and Hillandale Farm Crescent Annie, Roy Hetts, Fort Atkinson.

This is where it stops. If the issue of “upgrading” daughters of 99% bulls to 100% RHA concerns you, please contact your state or national board members.

This message brought to you by a 100% Registered Holstein herd since 1973.

Rock-N-Hill Holsteins Mike, Marcy, Dave, Connie & Lea McCullough W1499 Giese Rd., Juda, WI 53550 • 608-897-2723 6–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015

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From your President Chris McCullough Dear Wisconsin Holstein members, Hopefully by now you have heard that our annual meeting and convention have been moved to Hudson, WI, due to the double booking of the convention center in River Falls. All of the details are in this issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News. Please be sure to check it out. In early January I had the chance to attend the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention. It was great to see so many talented kids all having a lot of fun with the common interest in the Registered Holstein cow. Congratulations to all of you, and thank you to Dodge County for being great hosts. March will bring us to our spring barn meetings that will be hosted by Tom and Vicki Sarbacker, Mayerlane Holsteins and Joe Paltzer. Cy Letter will be our presenter on the topic of classification. Selections are now underway for our Wisconsin Showcase Sale that will be on May 16. If you have a potential consignment, please contact anyone on the selections committee. With this being our 125th anniversary, we will try to put together an exceptional line-up. We hope you will participate. Hope to see you in Hudson!! Chris McCullough

Upcoming Issues March

Midwest Holsteins issue Junior Convention Results Barn Meeting Preview 125th Feature: Outstanding Boys & Girls, National DJM Finalists Ads due February 6


District 7 Feature Production issue, including Top Performers and Wisconsin’s “Top 10s” Adult Convention Results 125th Feature: Distinguished Breeders Ads due March 11


District 2 Feature 125th Anniversary Issue Ads due April 3


Midwest Holsteins issue District 10 Feature “Top 10” genomic leaders (heifers/cows) 125th Feature: National Conventions hosted by WI, past National directors Ads due May 8

Welcome to These New Members

Adult members: Jordan Butturini, Reedsville Kent Bindl, Plymouth Mark Heiman, Neillsville Craig Swenson, River Falls Jacqueline & Brian Miller, Wonewoc Charles Martin, Milladore Ronald Schaap, Marshall Trent Turk, Black Earth Francis Giebel, Eldorado Joel Burmania, Cambria

Junior members: Jorah & Jalissa Jacobson, Dodgeville Brooke Krueger, Wrightstown Natalie Roe, Monticello Paige Proctor, Junction City Jared Vanderweele, Waldo Aaliyah Gunn, Orfordville Elwood Riley, Amherst Cole Anhalt, Plymouth Bryce Crowley, Omro Alex Shaw, Jefferson Nicholas Wild, Antigo Zynita Stanek, Reedsburg Ty Harbaugh, Coon Valley Drew Dettman, Johnson Creek Delaney Rae Turgasen, Richland Center Jaden Dreier, Norwalk Emma McNally, Milton Madline & Luke Zutz, Valders Marti Viste, Sturgeon Bay Anna & Luke Olson, Sturgeon Bay Sabrina Hikade, St. Cloud Whitney Chwala, Jefferson Claire & Jacob Betley, Pulaski Kaylee Ferfecki, Pulaski Jordan & Jesse Topel, Watertown Chase Warren, Burlington Brady Henry, Roberts Megan Moucha, Chippewa Falls 8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015

July/August AI Feature - Select Sires

District 8 Feature 125th Feature: Junior Trip Ads due June 10

September District 6 Feature

Summer show results 125th Feature: Championship/District Show series history Ads due August 10


Midwest Holsteins Futurity Results 125th Feature: Futurity Ads due September 4

2016 Breeder Calendar Ads due September 14 November Red & White issue

District 5 Feature 125th Feature: Junior contests (state & national dairy bowl, dairy jeopardy contests), convention memories & hosts Ads due October 9


District 3 Feature Youth Issue 125th Feature: Royalty Ads due November 9

Looking for ways to save money on your ads? Ask about our contract rates. We have several different packages available, including for 2015 only: the 125th Anniversary Package, save $125 on 4 full page ads run during the year! Call or email Laura for more details 608-723-4933 or

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs D Congratulations to Dave and Kathleen (Gilbert) Hafemeister on the birth of their son, Ethan David, on December 3. He weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz. and was 21 inches long. Ethan joins big sister Alayna. K Our condolences to the family of Myrtle Klug who passed away recently. A full obituary is printed at right. 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

Bob Schauf shared with us the following note and photo that he received from friends in Japan who gathered for a memorial service for Marlowe Nelson. “We held a memorial service for Marlowe on December 5th. 35 people attended there and mourned over the death of him. They are mostly ex-trainees at dairy farms in Wisconsin in late ’50s and ’60s who could hardly visit U.S.A. in those tough times for Japanese right after World War II only through Marlowe’s unselfish efforts. With a priest giving a prayer, all of them sang hymn and many of them talked about him on individual involvements and friendship with Marlowe.”

Obituaries Myrtle Klug

Myrtle E. (Schwartz) Klug, 84, entered eternal life on January 10, 2015 at her home after a strong and courageous battle with cancer. Myrtle was born July 20, 1930 in the town of Milford, daughter of Edward and Adeline (Raabe) Schwartz. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1948, where she reigned as homecoming queen. She married Philip R. Klug on May 5, 1951 and together, managed Klug-View Dairy Farm in Johnson Creek for over 40 years. Philip preceded her in death on August 6, 1993. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed gardening, canning, and preparing meals for her family on the farm, especially in the summer at the picnic table on the front lawn. She truly enjoyed, most of all, watching her grandchildren work with and show dairy cattle at the County and State Fairs, as well as all of their other school activities they were in. Myrtle was an officer and active member of the Farmington Evangelical Lutheran Church Ladies Aide where she enjoyed all of the members and activities the group did. For other activities, she and her friends would take day trips through the local bank and volunteered at Twice is Nice. Myrtle is survived by a daughter, Linda (Mark) Wright, who will continue to manage the family dairy farm in Johnson Creek; two granddaughters, Kayla of McHenry Illinois and Nicole of Watertown; a sister Elsie (“Windy” Merlin) Frohmader of Jefferson; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Gottowske and Elaine Lacey, both of Milwaukee; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Philip; parents; a brother, Wilmer Schwartz and sister-in-law, Ethel. The family would like to extend their appreciation to Marquardt Hospice for their comforting efforts and supportive care. Also to the doctors and nurses at UW Cancer Center in Johnson Creek where she acquired her nick name “Never-ending Myrtle” due to her strong will and persistency to take more treatments. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Farmington Ev. Lutheran Church or the Jefferson County Holstein Breeders. Online condolences may be made at

Sponsor Spotlight: Calumet County Holstein Breeders President: Jeff Brantmeier Vice President: Larry Meyer Secretary: Sue Schultz Treasurer: Adam Schnell Calumet County Holstein Breeders Mardi-Gras Celebration Tuesday, February 17, 7:45 p.m. Cobblestone Creek Banquet Hall, Brillion, WI Dinner, Awards Recognition, Live Auction 1st Annual Calumet County CP Feeds Futurity Sunday, September 6th, 7:30 p.m. Social to follow • All are invited to attend Held during the Calumet County Fair, Labor Day weekend 2015 September 4-7, 2015; Dairy Show - Saturday, September 5 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of Calumet County Holstein Breeders. We will be hosting the 2017 WHA Convention in Appleton. Congratulations Brianna Meyer from Chilton - Second place in the Junior Division of the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association Speaking Contest. Brianna will be representing Wisconsin at National Convention in June. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015-9


A visit to the north woods and some Outstanding District 4 Holstein breeders by Ashley Yager When you’re used to working in an office setting, only a few things will peel you off a desk chair when its -15 degrees. Catching up with Holstein breeders is one thing that always gets me motivated to explore our great state and the diversity that our Holstein breeders have to offer. This month’s feature farms from the ‘north woods,’ similar to many of our hard-working members, have so much to offer in their genetic programs! Whether just starting to hit their stride or having been breeding AI bulls for multiple years, I hope that you’ll enjoy learning about these farms as much as I enjoyed the chance to meet the families and the bovines behind their success.

Har-Dale-Acres – The Harder Family he Harder family of Har-Dale-Acres has used 40 years of breeding and a few key purchases to solidify their position in the dairy genetics market. Fred and Lynn Harder farm with their son Matt just minutes from Athens, Wis., and have grown their breeding program to include a number of locator list cows and consistent, productive pedigrees. The Harders are currently milking just over 60 cows, with a rolling herd average of 24,769 pounds milk, with 4.3% 966 fat and 3.2% 711 protein. The herd was 3x/day milking for 15 years, when the Harders went back to 2x in July 2014. The barn holds a total of 82 cows, and one of the goals for the Harders is to fill the stalls with milk cows so that they can sell replacements. With flushing their higher genomic individuals and a great heifer streak, the Harders are on track to fulfill this goal very soon. Of all the cows to influence the herd, the most with descendants now is Goldcrest Shottle Candy-ET, EX-90, who was purchased as a bred heifer in the 2008 Summerfest sale. Also a herd favorite, Candy’s accomplishments are many. Her completed five-year-old record at 5-06 3x and 365 days produced 45,723 milk with 3.4% 1552 fat and 2.7% 1256 protein. Currently pregnant with an Emerald heifer, Candy has sent sons to Accelerated Genetics’s genomic lineup by Goldwyn and Man-O-Man. She laso has three VG daughters in the herd, by Man-O-Man, Freddie and Robust. There is also a Jives waiting for her first score and a Headliner calf in the heifer pens. Candy’s Freddie daughter, Har-Dale-Acres Fr Carmel-ET, VG-87, was flushed and has calves by Jaycee and Cabriloet. A production cow in her own right, her two-year-old record at 3x and 365 days produced 33,901 milk with 3.2% 1093 fat and 2.6% 884 protein. Also from the “C” family is Har-Dale-Acres-PR Classy-ET, a +2400 GTPI Predestine daughter of Claire, a Robust daughter of Candy. Classy is currently being tested as a potential donor dam for embryos being marketed to Germany.


The Harders have also been able to develop a genetic branch around a purchase from the Schillview dispersal – Schillview Pagewire 3850-ET, GP-81. She was pregnant with twins at the time of the sale, but the calves did not survive. The Harders used IVF to Destry and Trigger, and flushed her to Robust, Mogul and Denim. Har-Dale-Acres-JP Pride-ET is a Robust descendant, with +2472 GTPI. She just missed the Top 100 list of cows because she was short a few days in milk. Pride has been flushed to Yoder and AltaSpring. The Harders will be flushing her again soon. The highest heifer in the herd right now is a descendant of the Pagewire - Har-Dale-Acres-JP H Puff-ET, +2654 GTPI. This Halogen daughter is from a Mogul that is not scored, then a VG-86 Trigger that tested at +2300 GTPI, and then the Pagewire. Puff is also +7.4 PL and +729 NM$. She and other family members of this line are owned with Dr. John Prososki. Between the Harders and Dr. Prososki, there are nearly 30 descendants of the Pagewire. The Harder family stays ahead of the genetic game by using primarily high genomic sires on their cows. Matt does the mating and breeding, and some of the bulls currently in their semen tank include Yoder, Lawman and Emerald. Some of the heifers that are looking sharp are sired by Supersire, Tango, and Predestine. All animals on the farm are genomic tested, and all heifers live on the farm at Har-Dale. Calves are on milk and in hutches until roughly two months of age, and bred to calve at 24 months. The Harders raise some bull calves for AI, while those that don’t make the cut are sold at 500 pounds as feeder steers. Cows are fed a TMR, and during the winter months are in the barn at all times, with the exception of hoof trimming or a nice day. The Harders are excited to see what the genetic future holds for their herd, which has been recognized for the last seven years as a Progressive Genetics Award recipient. Matt caught the Holstein breeding bug early, and has been farming with his parents since high school. His biggest goal is to breed the number one cow and bull in the breed, and his passion for genetics and desire to breed the high ones could very well get him there.

Harmony Holsteins – Todd & Jessica Ertl Family he herd at Harmony Holsteins is one built on outstanding longevity, health traits and cow care. Todd and Jessica Ertl are two of the hardest working people in the business, and it shows through the quality of cattle standing in their barn and heifer pens after less than 15 years farming together. The farm, located just outside of Unity, Wis., was owned by Todd’s stepfather, Harold Boyer (Heritage Vu) until 1999. Todd graduated high


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school early and went straight to farming. He married Jessica in 2001, and started buying the cows almost immediately before purchasing the buildings and land in 2004. Jessica grew up on a farm just across the road and attended UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course, while Todd moved from Marshfield as a sophomore in high school. They have four children: Trevor (10), Jenelle (8), Jasmine (6) and Juliet (4). One of the things that Todd and Jessica continue to excel at is herd health. Since they took over the farm, they have sold over 400 cows as replacements, and they average around 40 per year. They have had four partial herd auctions as well, with their first being held in 2009. Their oldest cows just calved at 12-05 and 11-05, and they plan to breed them back because they are still in excellent condition. Todd and Jessica prefer that older cows leave the farm with their dignity intact, and that they can exit on their own four feet. They have 45 animals in the herd that are three or more lactations. All of this has been accomplished with no sexed semen. The Ertls started with a 55-cow herd, and now have the facilities to handle 100 cows. They also switch up to 20 head at a time, depending on the number of heifers coming in. The farm also includes 820 acres; 900 total with rented property for crops. Todd and Jessica currently have just one, part-time hired hand, and Harold helps with the fieldwork. A high-forage diet also helps with longevity, while maintaining a rolling herd average of 22,545 pounds milk, with 3.85% 864 fat, 2.99% 673 protein and an 81,000 SCC. The herd BAA is 106.2%, with 11 Excellent, 31 Very Good and 41 Good Plus, with only 7 Good cows. This breakdown includes the five new Excellent cows from their last date with the classifier, another indicator that their herd is headed in an upward direction. Some of Todd and Jessica’s best old cows are sired by Boss Iron, Ito and Potter. In fact, they have three Boss Irons that are EX-90 or higher and multiple-E: Harmony-H Boss Iron Xaviera, EX-91 2E, Harmony-H Boss Iron Hagar, EX-91 2E, and Harmony-H Boss Iron Afton, EX-90 2E. One of their favorite red cows is Harmony-H Tornado Fayet-Red, EX-93 3E. She is another example of the longevity and quality combined, as she will turn ten this year and still looks every bit and more of her 93 points. The Ertl’s “L” family has been a tremendous asset to the Harmony herd. Their first homebred Excellent was Harmony-H Brock Leona, EX-90, with a lifetime at 1194 days of 158,817 pounds milk with 3.8% 6073 fat and 3.0% 4790 protein. Her daughter was the highest lifetime production cow in the herd – Harmony-H Manfred Lilli, VG-86, with a record that included 3477 days and 290,758 pounds milk with 3.4% 10,000 fat and 2.9% 8341 protein. The third generation brought the Ertls Harmony-H Boss Iron Lila, EX-90, who is no longer in the herd, but she left behind a lifetime production record at 2,222 days of 153,839 pounds milk with 4.2% 6391 fat and 3.2% 4917 protein in only four lactations. Lila and her daughter were also on the top 10,000 list at one time. These offspring only touch the surface of this family, as another branch includes five generations of VG and EX bred by Todd and Jessica. The Ertls primarily use Accelerated Genetics for their herd sires

and mating, based on their very specific criteria. Of the traits they select for, SCC has the highest priority, which shows in the herd’s unbelievable 13 years under 100,000 SCC. Todd and Jessica have received numerous milk quality awards, in addition to their 2010 Clark County Outstanding Young Farmer nomination. The Harmony herd is also bred for udders, feet and legs, and the Ertls look for outcross pedigrees. Todd & Jessica have also included some Red and White young sires in their program. Bulls in the tank right now include Whiskey, He-Man, Golden Dreams, Pirate, Latroy, Valentine-Red, and Delect-Red. An additional goal in the herd is breeding cattle that look good and are saleable – they feel strongly about making cattle that they themselves would want to purchase. The heifer pens are full of promise, and have some nice red calves sired by Red Rock and Valentine. Calves typically spend two or three months in individual box stalls before transitioning into group housing. There are up to 135 head of young stock on the farm at a time, which helps fuel outstanding replacement numbers. As Todd and Jessica look to the future, they’re excited to continue the standards they have set for their herd to build an outstanding group of cows that work and last. The kids have started to show calves in 4-H and little britches shows, and they will only add to the excitement at Harmony Holsteins in years to come.

Bosside Holsteins – John & Tineke Boschma Family


ohn and Tineke Boschma might be the most worldly and welltraveled Holstein breeders in the state of Wisconsin, but they haven’t let it get in the way of breeding an outstanding group of cows. The Boschmas founded Bosside Holsteins in 1990 when they picked up their four children and moved from Marum, The Netherlands, to Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada. After 12 years in Canada, John and Tineke relocated again to their current location in Wisconsin. They decided that Wisconsin held the most opportunity for a future in both farming and their family. John’s brother still farms on the family operation in The Netherlands, where their father founded their Registered Holstein herd. The Boschmas are currently milking around 40 cows and are trying to “cut back” as they begin to travel and enjoy their kids and grandkids more. Their son Hank and his wife Sharon milk 50 cows just up the road from Bosside. Daughter Dorithy and her family have been living in New Brunswick, Canada, for eight and a half years, and her husband, Timmy, works at a wind farm. Finally, their daughter Janie lives in Washington D.C. and has a career in journalism, with a wedding set for summer of 2015. John and Tineke have done some pretty incredible things in the last 25 years, including multiple bulls sent to AI. One of their best was Massey, a Mascol x Bret x Manfred son that was purchased as an embryo. His outcross pedigree with +2262 GTPI has helped him create the ideal cow for breeders worldwide, and his granddaughters especially continue to impress breeders across the globe. The Bosside herd has an outstanding component test, with a rolling herd average at 24,000 pounds milk, with a 4.4% fat and 3.4% protein test. This is especially impressive with more than half of the current herd being first lactation two-year-olds. The Boschmas are working with Co-op Bosside Yelonda’s grand-

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Ms Apples Alanna-ET VG-88 daughters, as she was a full sister to Massey. They have a milking Epic at +2400 GTPI from this family, as well as a Predestine sister to the Epic that is over +2400 GTPI. John also has a fresh Colt-P from Yelonda with a lot of promise. While the Boschmas have had success sending bulls to stud, their breeding philosophy has been transformed in recent years to better fit the trends of the industry. They focus on breeding a bull that has outstanding type without sacrificing milk and components. They’ve only incorporated genomic bulls into their breeding program in the last few years, and have found that in their herd, higher “G” heifers truly do make a better, more profitable individual. Their herd has a very low cull rate, so they aim for high quality animals that are more saleable. Now, their focus has also shifted to breeding polled individuals, focusing specifically on the Red and White Holstein bloodlines. One of John’s favorite females in the Red and White breed is Apple, and many of the young Red and *RC heifers they are working with now come from her Goldwyn daughter – Ms Apples Alanna-ET, VG-88 and 88-MS. Alanna had a 2-06 record at 365 days of 26,433 pounds milk, with 4.6% 1206 fat and 3.5% 937 protein. A choice of her Ladd-P and Roxbury transfers are included as Lot 15 in this year’s Wisconsin Futures Sale, and she has additional embryos and pregnancies by Laddman-P-RC, Roxbury-Red, and Redstar-P-Red. Another red female that Bosside is working with offspring from is a Raven – T-C-G Advent Rhapsody-Red, VG-88, with a 5-03 record at 299 days of 22,419 milk with 4.7% 1060 fat and 3.8% 1150 protein. She calved with a Golden-PP heifer at 6-01 and was lost to cancer shortly after. Her fourth dam is the one and only Markwell BStar E Raven, EX-95 3E GMD DOM. She has three September calves by Realtime, in addition to two Lawn Boys, with one being polled. Also on the polled list of females to develop at the farm is Bosside Champ 8453-PP*RC. This early Champ daughter is one of the highest of the breed, and is from a +2174 GTPI Satchel from April-Day that goes back to April-Day S Verdejo, EX-90 DOM. John and Tineke have a diverse group of sires in their tank, including Champ-P*RC, Chad-P*RC, Golden-PP-Red, Silver, Halogen, and Kingboy, to name a few. They really like their calves by Alchemy, and have some nice young cows by Epic, Colt-P, Ataboy and more. Ideally, John and Tineke would like to get the cows outside and adapt a grazing-style operation with seasonal calving. They are hoping to continue to travel and reduce their workload while maintaining the genetics and demand they have built in Wisconsin.

This year marks Dennis and Cindy’s 25th year in Wisconsin. They knew that taking their family to the dairy state would provide a better opportunity to farm, as they were landlocked in Ohio. The Begert family includes Dennis and Cindy, their five children and 12 grandchildren: daughter Lisa (Pat) Sternitzky and children Ashleigh (19), Aaron (12) and Emily (11), son Brian (Kari) and children Jaron (5) and Abigail (7 months), son Scott (Kelly) and children Aspen (14), Blade (13) and Avalon (5), daughter Kristin (Gregg) Ziedler and children Shaylee (9), Calli (7) and Lily (4), and son Mark and his daughter Morgan (2). Dennis has a degree in business, and Cindy was one of the first girls in the state of Ohio to receive a State FFA Farmer Degree. Since their move to Wisconsin, the Begerts have faced an additional set of changes. In the last five years, they have moved their milk cows from a tiestall barn to a freestall and parlor environment. Brian designed and built the free stall barn in 2010, and the parlor was added in 2012. Before the parlor was installed, about 150 cows lived in the sand-bedded freestalls and were brought into the old barn for milking. Today the old barn houses dry cows and calves. Currently at 238 cows, they began milking three times a day in October 2014. The herd’s RHA is currently 31,347 pounds milk, with 4.4% 1368 fat and 3.15% 988 protein, and has been between 30,000 and 35,000 pounds on 2x for the past 15 years. In the past year the farm has been slowly transitioning ownership and management responsibilities from Denny and Cindy to Brian, who is also a full-time hoof trimmer. Cindy has a passion for genetics and herd management and has always done the mating in the herd, with the exception of Brian’s animals. She tends to focus on proven sires, using genomics as a tool, and selects for high production, functional type, and bulls that are 100% RHA. Sires in the tank include Spur, Gillespy, Gabor, Sabathia, Montross, and Greenway. Brian has incorporated genomics on a much higher scale and is using Mizzou, Mogul, Monterey, Defender, Distiller, Cannon, Casual, and Commander, in addition to the tried-and-true Shamrock and Shottle. Some of the Begert’s favorite young cows are sired by Gabor, Gold Chip, Domain, Observer, Cancun, Dorcy, and Braxton. Heifers and calves are sired by Explode, Gillespy, Spur and Gold Chip. Genomics aside, many of the best individuals in the Echowood herd trace back to Cher-Hos Arlinda Anns Annette, EX-90 GMD DOM. The Begert’s main foundation cow, Annette was purchased from Cindy’s sister as a bred heifer in 1972. Sired by Pawnee Farm Arlinda, she had over 212,000 pounds of lifetime milk, and her daughter Anise, EX-90 2E GMD DOM also had over 216,000 pounds lifetime. Anise was Denny and Cindy’s first homebred cow over 30,000 pounds milk. Leaving a lasting impression on the herd, over 30% of the original herd traces back to this cow family. Many 200,000 pound lifetime cows, GMD and 50,000 poun cows descend from Annette, and her offspring excel as strong, powerful, aggressive cows that love to eat and have a great will to milk. BW Marshall has had an undeniable affect on the Echowood

Echowood Holsteins – Dennis & Cindy Begert Family he Begert family of Echowood Holsteins, Neillsville, is another fine example of Holstein breeders migrating to Wisconsin with success. Dennis and Cindy’s story actually started in Wayne County, Ohio, where they married in 1971 and began milking cows together just six weeks after. They’ve been farming together ever since – a switch from Ayrshire and grade Holsteins to Registered Holsteins, five kids and a move to Wisconsin later.


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2015 WHA Convention Due to the unavailability of hotel rooms in River Falls, the 2015 Convention has been moved to Hudson. New Convention site: Hudson House Grand Hotel, 1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, WI, 715-386-2394. Room rate is $85.99/night plus tax. When booking your hotel, mention “Wisconsin Holstein Association”. Additional hotels in area: Comfort Inn Suites, 2620 Center Dr, Hudson, 866-715-0006; Fairfield Inn Mariott, 2400 Center Dr, Hudson, 715-386-6688; Holiday Inn Express, 1200 Gateway Blvd, Hudson, 715-386-6200

WHA Adult Convention Schedule February 20 & 21, 2015 Hudson House Grand Hotel, Hudson, WI Friday, February 20 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 12:00-3:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 3:00-4:30 p.m. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 5:00-6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Ice Fishhing Outing Wine & Painting Session #1 National Holstein Association Update Registration & Dairy Bar open WHA Committee Meetings YAC Young Breeder Roundtable Pre-Sale Social Hour Dinner; Production awards presented WHA Futures Sale hosted by Young Adult Committee

Saturday, February 21 7:00-8:00 a.m. Past President’s breakfast Registration & Dairy Bar open during the day 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. Early Bird Session - Marketing Embryos in a Global Setting with Hendrik Albada and Steve Berland. Monderated by Corey Geiger. 9:00 a.m. WHA Annual Business Meeting 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Wine & Painting Session #2 9:00 a.m. Ladies’ Pampering Outing (on your own, information will be provided at registration) 11:30 a.m. Luncheon; recognition of juniors to compete at National Convention; recognition of GMD and DOM, 40 & 50 Year Members, Wall of Fame inductees 1:00-4:00 p.m. Wine & Painting Session #3 1:00-5:00 p.m. Farm tours 5:30-6:30 p.m. Social Hour 6:30 p.m. Awards Banquet Dessert Auction to benefit Scholarship Fund 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Dancing, live music by “Midnight Special” Sunday, February 22 WHA Board Re-organizational Meeting

99%-RHA Discussion on the agenda at the WHA Annual Meeting

The Wisconsin Holstein Association’s board of directors would like to invite all interested members to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting for an industry update and open discussion led by Kevin Jorgensen. There is some concern about the the increasing rate and usage of 99%-RHA sires in the industry and the effect it will have on the number of 99%-RHA females in the herdbook in the future.

Please join us for the Convention, because Where in the world would you rather be than Northern Wisconsin in February!

Early Bird Session

This year’s Early Bird Session will feature Steve Berland, GenElite, and Hendrik Albada, Holstein Plaza, to discuss Marketing Embryos in a Global Setting. The session will be moderated by Corey Geiger. Join us for the Early Bird Session if you are interested in expanding your marketing program or exporting embryos.

Steve Berland – Executive Vice President, GenElite

Steve has spent his entire career working in the Registered Holstein industry. Immediately following his graduation from college, he spent five years working as the herdsman for Deer-Brook Farm in Minnesota responsible for breeding, showing and merchandising. Steve went on to work for the Holstein Association USA in a variety of capacities during his 18-year tenure. Most recently, Steve worked with HFS, Inc. in its international marketing activities. Steve has traveled extensively throughout the world and has conducted workshops and educational activities in many countries. Steve has been a lifelong resident of Minnesota and has lived in the city of Rochester since 1982.

Hendrik Albada – Project Coordinator, Holstein Plaza

Hendrik Albada has rejoined Holstein Plaza serving as project coordinator. In 2013, Hendrik spent 7-months serving as the Holstein Plaza marketing intern. He is now back as project coordinator and part of the team as the company continues to build marketing opportunities for its membership and grow its online embryo auctions and online heifer sales. Hendrik brings a tremendous amount of experience in international sales and a wealth of knowledge from his studies and growing up with his families’ company active in reproductive services. Albada holds a Masters degree in Management, Economics and Consumer Studies from Wageningen University and Research Centre and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences Van Hall Larenstein. Born in Sneek, in the northern part of the Netherlands, Albada started his involvement in the field of genetics at young age and looks forward to developing his knowledge of the North American marketplace.

Young Breeder Panel to be featured at the WHA Adult Convention Friday, February 20 starting at 4:30 p.m. Danae Bauer manages the calves, oversees the ET and IVF programs and assists in marketing at Sandy-Valley Farms, Scandinavia – a 400-cow operation that focuses on breeding cows that can be admired for their type while excelling in production and fertility in a commercial environment. Matt Johnson and his family milk 260 cows just outside of Baldwin. Matt farms with his father, Bob, brothers Brad and Pat, and his mother, Nancy. Their breeding program focuses on long-lasting cows that are productive for many lactations. Trent Hendrickson is the owner and operator of Trent-Way Genetics, New Glarus. He is milking 70 cows, and his breeding program emphasizes development of strong cow families with high type and production.

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NATIONAL DIRECTOR’S REPORT Dear Holstein Breeders, The Holstein Association USA board of directors held its fall meeting in late November in Chicago, Ill. A number of important conversations and decisions took place and we’ll take a few moments to share some of the highlights. This past year, Holstein has been working on two electronic platforms to better communicate with members. One you may already be familiar with: Enlight, while the other is a mobile APP for smart phones. The mobile APP may have become available by the time you read this article. For those who go to the Holstein Association USA website and conduct an animal search, your experience will be a whole lot quicker on the APP (note this is different than using your phone to go on the website). Not only will animal searches be quicker on the APP - 3 seconds versus up to 45 seconds on the website - the lists will be easier to sort and navigate. Eventually this new system will be used as the foundation to update Holstein’s website and improve that user experience too. Enlight has been well received since its last June rollout. As of late 2014, there were 464 herds actively using the program representing 1,625 Holstein accounts. Those using Enlight are finding value as the average session time is 18 minutes which is 450 to 900 percent higher (depending on the comparison) than the average time spent on industry websites. Since new genomic data is uploaded quickly, activity spikes on genomic release days. And that makes sense because it is an incredible web-based portal to manage your herd’s genetics. If you would like to enroll, send an online request, call 800-952-5200 or talk to your Holstein or Zoetis representative. For those wanting to track reproductive haplotypes, those can now be found on Holstein’s Family Tree section on the website. As of our meeting, there are 618,000 haplotyped Holsteins. To say the least, the system has a lot of data. Holstein’s genetic team also found that while the pedigree relationship indicates Holsteins have a 5.1 percent relationship with one another that relationship is actually 5.7 percent due to genomic test results. That makes sense because we are testing the breeds highest-ranking animals and relationships between elite animals and genes area more interrelated. We encourage all our Midwest members to make their way to Hudson, Wis., on February 20. That will be the site for the Holstein Association’s winter member meeting. While video can also be found on the website, this meeting with key Holstein staff from Brattleboro and throughout the Midwest will be your opportunity to ask and get your questions answered. Of course your Midwest national directors will also be there. Plus it will be an opportunity to celebrate Wisconsin’s 125th Anniversary as a state association. Lastly, the Holstein Association’s nominating committee will begin its work in January. Region 5 Director, Paul Buhr and Region 9 Director Pat Maddox are both eligible for reelection to a second term. As prescribed by the bylaws, they can run and do not need competition. But, of course, if someone would like to run, please contact the Region 5 and Region 6 nominating committee of Bruce Long (920) 358-4000; Leroy Eggink (712) 758-3643, Matt Hendel (507) 458-7680 or Corey Geiger (920) 650-0294. In addition to these races, the Region 8 directorship presently held by Bill Wright is up and Bill is ineligible for reelection as is Jonathan Lamb who is director at-large. Region 8 will need two candidates or the position will become at-large for the next six years. Lastly, the nominating committee will be seeking nominees for President and Vice-President. Here are some other nuggets we gleaned from our recent board meeting: • Animals identified through Basic ID have increased 24 percent over the last year and stand at 212,384 through October. • At the same time, start-up registrations totaled 50,272 which was 10 percent ahead of last year’s pace. 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015

• Beginning in 2016, applicants for the National or Qualified Judges List must attend a judge’s conference at least once every five years (had been three years). Those applicants must also have a current Holstein USA membership (as no previous requirement existed). • The board adopted a revised delegate process that will begin after the national convention, starting August 1 in future years. • Class 9 of the Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) will take place this February in Phoenix, Arizona. There will be 61 class members from 18 states. • Holstein USA could one day be classifying cows in Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Columbia as interest in our world-class programs picks up momentum. As one Holstein USA staffer said, “We have not seen this kind of activity from these countries before.” • The Holstein Association released its Feed Efficiency Index this December and also placed it in the TPI formula. So far, research indicates feed efficiency is roughly 80 percent correlated to high milk production... PTA milk. • The Association will be making some new lists of animals, including: Top 100 genomic tested females, Top 50 GTPI Polled Bulls, Top 100 Red or RC Genomic Young Bulls. These were all released in December. Lastly, if you have ideas that would benefit our Association or concerns you would like to voice, give us a call. Your National Directors, Paul Buhr Dale Drendel Corey Geiger Mark Kerndt

Holstein Association Regional Representative Holstein Association USA, Inc. is seeking a motivated self-starter to join our sales staff. Responsibilities include selling the Association’s comprehensive offering of dairy services to members/customers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and Northeast Wisconsin. The successful individual will have proven sales ability, dairy cattle management experience, effective organizational and time management skills, and be comfortable working with a variety of dairy producers. You will become a key part of our National Sales Team who focuses on helping dairy producers increase profitability using Holstein’s services. If you desire a full time, rewarding sales career, like overnight travel, and are proficient with computers, please send your resume and references to: Human Resources Holstein Association USA, Inc. 1 Holstein Place, P.O. Box 808 Brattleboro, VT 05302-0808 (802) 254-4551 Equal Opportunity Employer


ur family is grateful and appreciative for all the cards, letters, emails, phone calls and visits received before and after Marlowe passed. We can never thank all of you enough. Almost $3,000 in memorials was received from people in the dairy cattle industry and is currently in a special fund. From this, and Marlowe’s well-known interest in helping young people get started in this industry, the idea was born to establish a scholarship in his memory. By word-of-mouth the idea was shared with others. Soon the amount of memorials grew to almost $5,000. A reasonable goal for a scholarship should be $10,000. It is hoped the first scholarship can be awarded in 2015, therefore, March 31, 2015 was picked as the cutoff for this year.

Donations can be sent to Peoples State Bank of Viroqua, 101 N. Main St, Viroqua 54665 for deposit to the Marlowe Nelson Scholarship. A Federal tax number is in place for this account. The committee members managing this scholarship are Steve Holte, Ron Sersland, Bob Schauf and Rodney Johnson with family members Eric Nelson and Barbara Nelson.

29th ANNIVERSARY WAUPACA-WAUSHARA SHOW OPPORTUNITY SALE Saturday, March 21, 2015 • 12:00 noon • Weyauwega Fairgrounds Cosmopolitan

All-American Sire Stack

Big Production




2-01 2x 365 28,680 4.4 1264 3.6 1033 Cake is fresh again and a potential EX. Her summer yearling Jacey at +2364 GTPI sells. Sandy-Valley

HM All-American 125,000 lb. Cow 2007 6-00 2x 365 50,470 3.1 1558 3.3 1679 Lizzy does it all. Here’s your chance to buy her September 2014 Fever. Cordes

2-04 2x 365 40,420 4.5 1824 2.9 1160 Africa’s EX DOM dam has back to back records of 40,000M and 1600F. Africa’s full aged Predestine fall calf sells. Royola

We will be having a semen auction to benefit the Waupaca-Waushara Junior Holstein Association. The Waupaca-Waushara Holstein Breeders will be offering a 5% discount on any calf purchased by a WI Junior Holstein member.

SALE STAFF: Sale Chairman: Tom Anderson 715-853-3013 Jim Hoskens, Pedigrees 920-366-7153 Ringmen: Jay Jauquet 608-279-3222 Lynn Harbaugh 920-420-1524 Catalogs: Dick Piechowski 715-258-2757

Darrell Worden, Auctioneer 715-842-8098 Chad Ryan 920-960-1449

Catalog will be available online at wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015-15

2014 Royal Winter Fair 50 Years for Dave Rose


The 2014 Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada, marks 50 years in a row for Dave Rose. It’s a 50 year tradition - never a year missed! On this year’s expedition Dave was accompanied by Holstein enthusiasts and friends Chuck Westphal, Gene Nehls, Dean Solie, Al Silverthorn, Joe Hughes and Jerry and Tracy Levash. In addition to two days at the Royal Winter Fair for the Red & White Holstein Show and the Black & White Show, the group also visited the following farms and events: Fradon, Darcroft, Karnavilla, Hanalee, Hazelholm, Mapelwood, Dupasquier, Quality Farms, Sunny Maple, Fieldhouse, Bossdale, Claynook, Walnut Lawn, Smithden, Fieldholm, Farholm, Mt Elgin, Brubacher Sales Barn for the Cali Holstein Sale and the Sale of Stars at the Royal Expo grounds. A great time was had by all! Plans are already being made for next year.

By Sarah Trapp, Holstein USA Regional Field Rep Happy New Year! Well hopefully everyone has made their New Year Resolutions, and started off the year sticking to them. I always have a work goal to meet new people and farms in my area, so if you or your neighbors are interested in getting started with Holstein Association please contact me! I’m sure many of you are using Easy ID and tags to register calves, which is a simple and fast way to register claves. If you are still using paper applications, let me know and I can stop by to show you how Easy ID works. Our website is a great place to find all sorts of information. Check out There are many things you can do. For instance, use the animal search to look up a prefix, or a specific animal to find classification scores, ownership, pedigrees, etc. A demo for the Enlight program for genetic sorting of information is also on the website. As always, thanks for your business and if you have questions about Holstein Association programs, please contact Chris Lyons at 920. 723.2406, Dennis Devore at 319.270.5038, or me at 608.628.1978.

Sarah Trapp

Northern Wisconsin & UP Michigan

The group at Faris Brothers’ Farmholm Farm, 47 Excellents ~ Beautiful Facilities ~ Great People, one of many “must see” Ontario Holstein farms.

Attention Wisconsin Holstein Members who plan to show this year -

There are several new rules for 2015 WHA affiliated shows • In order to exhibit an animal in a WHA affiliated show, it must have an official registration paper in the form of an actual paper, fax from Holstein USA or electronic PDF from from Holstein USA. NO confirmation letters will be accepted. • All membership dues are due or need to be postmarked by May 31 or there will be a $50 late fee added. • Members are STRONGLY encouraged to make sure their animals that are tag ID’d have two tags according to Holstein USA guidelines - “The Holstein Tag ID program involves using a combination of two approved identifiers, one of which must be a Large or Maxi tag. The other identifier may be a: mini-round, RFID, Junior, Large or Maxi tag. As an alternative to the two identifier rule, Large or Maxi tags may also be used in combination with: an ear tattoo, freeze-brand, photo or sketch for registration.”

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Distinguished Service Award Recognizing Extraordinary Volunteerism est. 1890

The Wisconsin Holstein Association founded its distinguished service award recognition over 30 years ago to identify those people who were involved in WHA outside of breeding cows and running a dairy operation. There have been hundreds of volunteers through the years that have given countless hours to benefit the association, and this award was developed as a tribute to those who contributed selflessly. Norman Rasmusen was the first recipient of this award, founded as the Don Gillett Distinguished Service Award, given in 1981. Since then, the name of the award has morphed into the Wisconsin Holstein Distinguished Service Award, and names such as Dr. David Dickson, Merle Howard, Marlowe Nelson, Tom Morris, and Dr. Rick Daluge

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Distinguished Service Award Christianne Williams, Baraboo Barb Kayser, Milton Steve Holte, Westby Ben Brancel, Westfield Michael Snyder, Baraboo Dr. Rick Daluge, Madison Henk Van Dyk, New Richmond Roger Borgwardt, Valders Elmo Wendorf, Jr., Ixonia John F. Oncken, Madison Maurice Cooper, DeForest Linda Hodorff, Eden Ray Kuehl, Waunakee Art Nesbitt, Ft. Atkinson Tom Morris, Amery Elroy Borgwardt, Valders

Ralph T Elmer Service Award

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John & Marianne Selz, Humbird Keith & Dawn Stump, Loyal

have all graced the list, among the other truly outstanding recipients. This award has become an excellent compliment to the Young and Distinguished Breeder Award winners recognized each year at the annual Adult Holstein Convention. Each year at convention, past presidents of WHA have the opportunity to nominate those that they feel should be eligible for this award. A list is then mailed to all past presidents who vote the majority winner to be recognized at the following year’s convention. Wisconsin Holstein has benefited from each of the following individuals for their contributions to the association, and is pleased to continue this recognition program for years to come. 1996 1995 1994 1993

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Dr. Terry Howard, Madison Dr. L.C. Allenstein Nelson Rehder Frances Mae Rufi, Monroe

Don Gillett Distinguished Service Award

Sylvester Weiler, Watertown Marlowe Nelson, Westby Dr. Elmer A. Woelffer Bob Weinfurtner Alvin Piper, Lake Mills John Wuettrich Harvey Swartz Gene Nelson, Union Grove Merle Howard, Watertown Margaret Rasmussen, Lone Rock Dr. David Dickson, Madison Norman Rasmussen, Lone Rock

Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder Recognizing the next generation of Holstein Breeders The Wisconsin Holstein Association has been recognizing a Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder since 1977. The award is given annually to a member or partnership between the ages of 21 and 40 and recognizes significant accomplishments with the breed and their commitment to preserving the dairy industry and achieving excellence in their daily lives. The list of winners includes WHA Presidents, National Directors, Herds of Excellence honorees and breeders of All-Americans and many elite animals. Wisconsin has been honored to have had seven of our state winners recognized on the national level. We featured six of those winners in the February and March 2013 issues of the News. This month we asked several of the past winners to tell us about how their operation has changed over the years and what advice they have for those looking to get started in the industry. 1. Tell us about yourself and your current operation/herd. Borgwardt: I am married to my wife Susan and we have two children, Bennett and Sierra. We milk just over 300 cows in a double 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015

eight parlor three times per day. The free stall barn has sand bedded stalls and our breeding program involves breeding mostly for type. However, that also includes cows with high production and longevity. I have always believed that if you feed cows properly they will produce well, so that is what we try to do. Hildebrandt: When I received this award in 2002 the farm, Milgene Holsteins, was owned by my brother, Alvin, and I (Roger) in a 50/50 partnership. At that time we milked 55 Holstein cows, raised 60 heifers and 40 steers while running approximately 600 acres of land. Jared, my brother’s son, worked full time for us while my two boys, Ty and Brett helped when they could after school and during the summer. After Ty and Brett graduated college and came home to the farm, our family operation formed an LLC between the 5 of us in 2013. Hildebrandt Family Farms LLC owns the cattle (still with the Milgene prefix) and machinery while the land and buildings are rented from Alvin and I. We didn’t expand in any big way but all areas of the farm have gotten bigger. We now milk 80 Holstein cows, raise 90 steers, 10 breeding bulls annually, and all the heifers. We also have increased our crop acres to 1,200.

Ty, Brett, and myself work with the cows on a daily basis, Jared with the heifers and steers, and Alvin with the calves. We all have our niche of what we do on the farm and in the fields, but we all work together and cover each other to make sure that chores and fieldwork get done in a timely and consistent fashion.

Left to right - Ty, Brett, Roger, Jared & Alvin Hildebrandt Wendorf: My wife Carolyn and I have been married 48 years and live on Crescentmead Farm in Ixonia. Through the Holstein industry we have had the privilege of traveling to over a dozen countries judging and hosting tours from around the world and have had 48 trainees from five different countries. Our farm has been awarded the World Dairy Expo Dairyman of the year, National Dairy Shrine and Wisconsin Niles and Carolyn Wendorf Distinguished Holstein Breeder. Currently Crescentmead Farms is being run by my son Todd since my brother, Elmo Jr., and I dispersed our herd in 2008. At the point of our dispersal, we had 120 Holsteins and cropped 240 acres. At this time, Todd has 70 head with his wife Christa. Four years ago, my other son, Troy and his wife Sarah, started purchasing red Holstein calves for their children and have carried the Crescentmead name into the Red & White breed. I still own 20 head in partnerships with Todd and Troy. 2. How has your herd/operation changed since you won the award? Borgwardt: Two years ago my wife and I purchased my uncle’s share of the farm and now are sole owners of the farm. One and a half years ago we built an addition to our barn which added about 50 milk

Susan, Bennett, Todd & Sierra Borgwardt

cows and also brought our dry cows and springing heifers to the free stall barn. Now everything calves up at the barn whereas before we calved everything across the road in the old dairy barn. We are able to feed our close up group appropriately and that has made a very big difference to the overall health and production of our herd. As part of the addition, tunnel ventilation was added and a group for specialty cows was added with bigger stalls. Our post fresh group was doubled in size and the stalls were replaced and made bigger in the old part of the barn. Hildebrandt: In the summer of 2011, we remodeled the wing of our barn. It used to house our young stock under a year of age but it now is has 22 milk cow tie stalls and 2 pens. These cows are then switched with half of our main barn to allow us to milk more cows. With more milk cows, we had more young stock so in the fall of 2012 we built a 60’x160’ building to house our young stock. 30 calf crates line the east wall where newborn calves are kept until weaned and then are rotated through bedding pack pens until they are confirmed pregnant on the west side of the building. Keeping the young stock under one roof has worked excellent with the positive pressure ventilation tubes, ridge top ventilation, and sidewall curtains for both the animals health and employee working conditions. This also allowed us to use our old solar building entirely for steers instead of half steers and half heifers. Wendorf: At the time I won the award, I feel I was recognized because I started a herd with grade cows and transitioned it to Registered Holsteins and had a few Excellent cows we were proud of. Since I won the award we have had several All-Americans and All American nominations. Crescentmead Rotate Amanda and her daughters were the #1, #3 & #7 TPI cows of the breed and Rotate Mindy was a World Record 3-year-old for 3X a day milking. Mindy and her daughter were the first dam and daughter to each exceed 50,000 lbs. of milk. Most currently the excitement here is our homebred Reserve AllAmerican Red & White, Crescentmead Sweetie Pie-Red. She was 2nd and Best Bred & Owned Junior 2-year-old at the International Red and White Show in Madison 2014. We then added a partnership with MilkSource Genetics, and at the Royal Winter Fair she was the class winner, and also awarded the Best Bred and Owned of the Junior 2-year-old class in Toronto. 3. The Wisconsin Holstein Association is celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year. What has been the most historical or most memorable moment for your herd/operation? Borgwardt: The Sunnyside herd has been around for a long time and has had a lot of memorable moments, but for me the most historical moment is in the fall of 1999, when our herd was moved from the old dairy barn to the new free stall barn and parlor. That was a huge adjustment for every one of us and changed our operation a great deal. Hildebrandt: In 2012, our homebred Red & White Holstein, Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red-ET was named Unanimous Junior AllAmerican 4-year-old for Brett. For her to place 1st Junior, 5th in the open show at World Dairy Expo, as well as being named Champion Bred and Owned, Reserve Senior Champion, and Reserve Grand Champion of the International Junior Red and White Show was a surreal experience for us. In addition, she was named Junior Red and White Cow of the Year for 2012. Wendorf: As time has gone on, your thoughts and priorities change and the moment that was touching to me was at the 2013 Red and White State Show. My grandson Grady was 2nd with his Spring Calf and 1st Junior owned. After he had his picture taken, he gave his trophy to his younger brother who was too young to show, and Lane ran over and gave it to my wife, Carolyn. The reason it meant so much was because I was witnessing the start of the third generation of Crescentmead Farm. 4. Do you have any advice for young people looking to enter the Registered Holstein business? Borgwardt: When you are getting started in this business you really need to lean on the experience of others. You can’t do it yourself. I have a great family, who has been great mentors and partners for me, wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015-25

without them the Registered Holstein business would not have been possible for me. However, it doesn’t have to be family, but help from others helps a lot. Hildebrandt: Farming is an exciting lifestyle. Busy days with long hours of commitment but a very rewarding experience. Remember it is not a sprint but a marathon... if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right! You have to look at matings and calves as your future and plan accordingly of what you want to work with down the road. Remember to make and take time for your family and to volunteer for things that you believe in. Wendorf: My advice would be that if you have the chance to work for someone as an intern, like I did at Crescent Beauty when I was 15, take advantage of the opportunity. There is so much you can learn from someone else that has been successful, whether it be genomics, showing, production or cow families and pedigrees. Don’t be afraid to apply as an intern at the farms that excel in your interests.

Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder Recipients * National Winner 2013 Ryan & Traci Weigel, Platteville and Ryan & Brandi Kamps, Belmont 2012 Chad & Amy Ryan, Fond du Lac* 2011 Craig Carncross, Lodi 2010 Chris & Kathie McCullough, Juda 2009 Todd Borgwardt, Valders 2008 Bill & Kelle Calvert, Cuba City 2007 Mark & Angie Ulness, Valders* 2006 Bruce and Brenda Long, New London* 2005 Lynn & Sara Harbaugh and Willis & Carla Gunst, Pine River 2004 Andrew & Lynette Buttles, Lancaster* 2003 Tom Cull & Joel Kietzman, Lomira 2002 Brian & Cindy Krull, Lake Mills 2001 Roger & Faye Hildebrandt, Hustisford 2000 Scott Pralle & Pam Selz-Pralle, Humbird* 1999 Lonnie & Dana Kepler, Viola 1998 Todd & Trish Hoesly, Brodhead 1997 Mike & Valerie Holschbach, Baraboo 1996 Jeff & Kate Hendrickson, Belleville 1995 Kent & Terry Barnes, Hillsboro 1994 Ralph & Sharon Bredl, Stratford 1993 Robert Webb, Plymouth 1992 Gary & Rose Boyke, Fond du Lac* 1991 Charles Kruschke, New Richmond 1990 Dan Natzke, Greenleaf 1989 Elmo Wendorf, Jr., Ixonia* 1988 Joe & Jim Wautier, Brussels 1987 Steve Fronk, Rice Lake 1986 Doug & Linda Hodorff, Eden 1985 Bob Schauf, Barron 1984 Tom Pearson, Greenleaf 1983 Don Mullen, Bloomer 1982 Roger Borgwardt, Valders 1981 Robert Lentz, Dallas 1980 Eugene Peper, Centuria 1979 William & Jeanne Nass, Watertown 1978 Allen Rippchen, Richland Center 1977 Niles Wendorf, Ixonia

Applications are Available for 2015 Holstein Association USA Annual Awards

Brattleboro, Vt.: Applications for the 2015 Holstein Association USA Inc. (HAUSA) awards that recognize notable members, breeders, and friends of the Association are due in the HAUSA office by Feb. 28, 2015. You may download applications for the Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder, Elite Breeder, and Distinguished Leadership Award from our website, Recipients for each award will be announced at the final banquet, during the National Holstein Convention in St. Charles, Illinois, on June 26. The Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder Award recognizes significant accomplishments of young Registered Holstein Breeders, ages 21 to 40. Applicants can nominate themselves or be nominated, and may apply as individuals, a couple, or business partners. The winning applicant will receive travel and lodging expenses for two to the National Holstein Convention, complimentary tickets to the Convention banquet, a $2,000 cash award, and a plaque. The Elite Breeder Award honors a living Holstein Association USA member, family, partnership, or corporation who has bred outstanding animals and thereby made a notable contribution to the advancement of U.S. Registered Holsteins. The applicant must have been a member of Holstein Association USA for at least five years. Applications will be considered for three years. The Distinguished Leadership Award is given to an individual who has provided outstanding and unselfish leadership that has contributed to the improvement of the Holstein Association and/or dairy industry. This is a unique award, as the recipient does not necessarily have to be a Holstein Association USA member. Applications will be considered for three years. Additionally, a scholarship is available to students interested in agriculture who plan to pursue their Master’s Degree in Business Administration. The Robert H. Rumler MBA Scholarship awards $3,000 to a qualified individual pursuing their MBA at an accredited university. Applications for this scholarship are due to the Holstein office by April 15, 2015. With questions or for more information, visit www.holstein, and click on Awards, then Individuals in the main menu, or contact Susan Harlow by email or 800.952.5200, ext. 4165.

Midwest National Spring Show Hotel Information Clarion Suites at The Alliant Energy Center

2110 Rimrock Road, Madison, WI 53713 608-284-1234 • Reference Room Block: Midwest National Spring Show. Room block will be held up until 30 days before the event so make reservations by Sunday, March 22 to get the discounted rate. • Room block for the nights of Wednesday, 4/22/15 to Saturday, 4/25/15 - Studio Suite with 2 Queen Beds - $109 - One Bedroom Suite with 2 Queen Beds - $109 - Studio Suite with 2 queen beds - Handicapped access. $119 Rooms in the area will fill up quickly so here are additional hotels near the grounds.

Holiday Inn Express

722 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713 608-255-7400

Sheraton Madison Hotel

706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713 608-251-2300

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Our family would like to sincerely thank all the people who aided us in making these memories possible!! Congratulations to the breeders of these fine animals!!

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2015 Midwest National Spring Show Rules RULES FOR 2015 WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN SPONSORED SHOWS ANIMAL HEALTH RULES AND REGULATIONS/DAIRY CATTLE ALL CATTLE - Health requirements for the Midwest National Spring Show are the same as the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture’s requirements for intrastate movement of cattle. Please visit the DATCP website for the most recent rules - Animals/pdf/FairRulesAnimalHealth2015.pdf It is highly recommended that all animals shown at the Midwest National Spring Show be vaccinated for BVD according to your Veterinarian’s recommendations. It is also highly recommended that animals be tested for Persistently Infected (PI) BVD animals. This is a once in a lifetime test to insure that the animal is not a PI or shedder animal carrying the BVD Virus. Cattle infected with ringworm, warts, or mange may not be exhibited unless the veterinarian in charge determines the ringworm lesions or warts are inactive and incapable of transmitting the disease. Any cattle found with ringworm, warts, mange or scab shall be removed from the premises of the show. Show management is responsible for maintaining records of persons who have exhibited at the show and the identification of animals shown for 2 years. Acceptable forms of animal identification for breeding animals are (1) an official metal ear tag, (2) a breed registration number, or (3) a breed registration tattoo. Junior Ownership: Junior exhibitors shall be in competition with Open Class Cattle. To compete for junior awards the exhibitor shall not have passed his or her 21st birthday before January 1 of the year of the show. TO COMPETE FOR JUNIOR RIBBONS AND TROPHIES, ALL JUNIOR EXHIBITORS MUST HAVE THE ANIMAL’S OWNERSHIP REGISTERED OR TRANSFERRED BY THE HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION INTO THE INDIVIDUAL NAME OF THE JUNIOR EXHIBITOR ON OR BEFORE JUNE 1. TRANSFER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE SHOW. Holstein USA’s Junior Leasing rules will be in affect at the Midwest National Spring Show. (For complete Junior Leasing rules, please see the Holstein USA website at a. More than one Junior exhibitor may own an animal in partnership if the animal is exhibited by the partnership throughout the entire show season and the names of all Junior partners are listed on the registration certificate. Adult-Junior and family or farm partnerships are not acceptable. b. To be eligible to compete, entries must be shown by the Junior owner in all cases, except by prior written approval. Alternate leadsperson forms must be submitted to the Holstein Association representative by 5:00 p.m. the day before the show. If approved, another National Junior Holstein member the same age or younger must show the animal. Adults are not allowed to show, in any case. A leased animal may only be shown by the Junior lessee. c. Managerial projects may be exhibited in Open Class competition. However, they are not eligible for Junior awards. d. To be considered for Junior Awards, exhibitors must identify themselves as a qualified junior member upon check-in to show management. e. It is the responsibility of the Junior owner to prove ownership of animal by hard copy (on paper). f. According to Holstein Association USA’s National Junior Show Ring Policy, exhibitors must be a minimum of nine years old to participate. Bred and Owned: An award will be given in all the female classes for the highest placing animal bred and solely owned by exhibitor. To be considered for Bred & Owned awards, one of the original owners must be listed as one of the current owners. Where a herd is registered in the names of different members of a family and where the herd is one unit, all entries may be considered as exhibits of one breeder. Junior Bred and Owned: An award will be presented in all the female classes for the highest placing animal bred and solely owned by a junior exhibitor; the junior exhibitor must be leading the animal during the class as stated in the rules of Junior Ownership. To be eligible for Junior Bred & Owned, the name(s) listed as breeder and owner on the registration certificate must be the same. Adult-Junior partnerships are not acceptable. Family unit or farm partnerships will not qualify for Bred & Owned awards unless all partners are Junior members and listed on the certificate under breeder and owner. Production Awards: In all cow classes, except the Junior & Senior 2 Year Olds, the cow with the highest 305 day milk production record will be recognized. The recognition will be based solely on total milk production without regard to the milking frequency or the testing program. Records should be entered on the entry form and verified at the time of checkin with an official machine printed test sheet or an official pedigree. Best Udder: A Best Udder ribbon will be awarded in all milking cow classes. The Best Udder cow in each of the milking classes will compete to select the Best Udder Cow of the Show. Premier Breeder Award: The breeder winning the most points on six (6) animals, all exhibited in the single classes, shall be designated Premier Breeder. No entry is required, and the winner of this award need not be an exhibitor at the show, or need not be the current owner of any of the point winning animals. In classes with ten or less animals, no more than two head per breeder will be counted toward premier points. In case of a tie, additional animals will be counted, one at a time, until the tie is broken. Breeder Defined: The owner of the dam at the time of service shall be considered the breeder of the animal. Where a herd is registered in the names of different members of a family, and where the herd is one unit, all entries may be considered as exhibits of one breeder. Otherwise, when animals are bred in partnership, each unique partnership is considered a unique breeder. Premier Exhibitor Award: The exhibitor winning the most points on six (6) animals, all owned and exhibited in the single classes, shall be designated the Premier Exhibitor. All exhibitors will be eligible for this award, and no entry is required. In classes with ten or less animals, no more than two head per breeder will be counted toward premier points. In case of a tie, additional animals will be counted, one at a time, until the tie is broken.

Exhibitor Defined: The exhibitor must be the owner. In case a herd is registered or bred in the names of different members of a family, residing on one farm or breeding establishment, and where the herd is one unit, all entries may be considered as a single exhibitor for all group classes and Premier Exhibitor. However, members of one family, where cattle are not housed as one unit, will not be considered as a single exhibitor. When animals are owned in partnership, each unique partnership is considered a unique exhibitor. The point system for determining Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor Awards: Milking Females: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 40 38 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 Junior Females: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 GENERAL RULES 1. All animals exhibited at the Midwest National Spring Show must be accompanied by the registration certificate, email or faxed copy from Holstein Association USA; no photocopies or confirmation letters will be accepted. If an animal is identified with Holstein Association USA eartags, two official eartags must be in the animal’s ears for entry to be accepted and allowed in showring. All animals exhibited must be Holstein Registered or Qualified by the Holstein Association USA, Inc. or registered with the Holstein Association of Canada with 87% or greater purity. 2. Ownership shall be established by the name listed on the registration certificate; or the presentation of the certificate of registration along with a completed transfer and the appropriate fee, which will be retained by a Holstein USA representative and forwarded to the Holstein Association USA, Inc. The Spring Show Committee and the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors reserve the final and absolute right to interpret the rules and regulations of the Shows and will settle and determine all matters, questions, or differences in regard thereto or otherwise arising out of, or in connection with the Shows. In the event a question arises concerning an animal’s age, the Spring Show Committee Chairperson may request that an individual registration certificate be checked at ringside. HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION USA, INC. SHOW RING POLICY Showing cattle is an important part of promoting, merchandising and breeding Registered Holsteins for breeders and Holstein Association USA, Inc. It is also in the best interest of Registered Holstein breeders to maintain integrity and present a positive and progressive image of themselves and their cattle in the showring. Holstein Association USA works cooperatively with the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association (PDCA), show management, exhibitors and judges to give encouragement, direction and uniformity to the National Holstein Show program. I. ETHICS At all times, Registered Holsteins shall be treated in a humane manner and in accordance with dairy quality assurance practices so as to protect the health, safety and welfare of the livestock and the consuming public. No person shall present for exhibition or exhibit an animal which he or she knows, or has reason to suspect, is affected with or has been exposed to a dangerously contagious or infectious disease, illness or illegal or non-approved use of drugs, medication and/or prohibited substance or residue. The position of Holstein Association USA is that all animals presented for exhibition shall be in their natural conformation and structure, free of any alteration or modification caused by unethical fitting. A. The following practices or procedures are considered unacceptable and defined as being fraudulent and/or unethical in the showing of Registered Holstein Cattle: 1. Misrepresenting the age and/or milking status of the animal for the class in which it is shown. 2. Treating the animal, particularly the udder, internally or externally: a. with an irritant or counter-irritant, b. using a device to artificially create or enhance the udder crease, c. using other substances as detected by testing that cause changes in the udder to artificially improve the conformation. 3. Surgery or unethical insertion of any matter under the skin or into body cavities, performed to change the natural contour or appearance of the animal’s body, though not to preclude practices required or involved in normal management. 4. Criticizing or interfering with the judge, show management, or other exhibitors while in the showring, or other conduct detrimental to the breed or the show. B. The following practices and procedures are considered to detract from the image of the showring when carried to excess and will be taken into consideration by the show judge in placing animals within a class: 1. The maximum allowable length of naturally growing hair anywhere on the topline is not to exceed 1½ inches. Exhibitors will be required to comply with this rule before the animal is allowed to enter the ring. 2. Addition of foreign objects, including but not limited to hair or hair substitutes (except for false switches), cloth or fiber, to change the natural contour or appearance of the animal’s body is prohibited. 3. Unsportsmanlike conduct by exhibitors. 4. Improper fitting practices such as overfilling and over-bagging.

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5. Externally sealing the teat end with a preparation that does not harm the animal’s skin is permissible. Natural teat placement will be given preference over artificially positioned teats. C. In keeping with the basic philosophy of Holstein Association USA, ethics are an individual responsibility of the owner of each animal shown. Violations of these policies are subject to the disciplinary provisions of the Association Bylaws. 1. The act of entering an animal in a National Holstein Show is the giving of consent by the owner, exhibitor, fitter and/or absolutely responsible person (hereinafter referred to as “Exhibitor”) for show management to obtain any specimens of urine, saliva, blood, milk or other substances from the animal to be used in testing. Materials may also be collected by ultrasound and photographic methods and by direct examination of animal. 2. The act of entering an animal in a National Holstein Show is the giving of consent by the owner, exhibitor, fitter and/or absolutely responsible person (the “Exhibitor”) to have disciplinary action for violation of this Showring Policy taken by show management, the state in which the show occurs, and/or Holstein Association USA without recourse. WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION SHOW RING POLICY The following practices or procedures are unacceptable in the showing of Registered dairy cattle: 1. criticizing or interfering with the judge, show management or other exhibitors, or other conduct detrimental to the breed or show; 2. misrepresenting the age or ownership of an animal or the number of calvings and/or stage of lactation; 3. filling an animal’s rumen unnaturally with liquid (tubing); 4. balancing the udder by any means other than by leaving naturally produced milk in any or all quarters; 5. treating the udder internally with an irritant, counter-irritant, or any other substance to temporarily improve conformation; 6. overfilling or overbagging of udders; 7. treating the udder externally with an irritant, counterirritant, or any other substance to temporarily improve conformation (allowable practices/substances include sealing and setting teats, but not shrinking/shortening of teats); 8. Treating the animal, particularly the udder, internally or externally, with an irritant or counter-irritant, or other substance to artificially improve the confirmation (this is to include any external pressure applied to the udder crease to artificially enhance it, i.e. roping). 9. administering epidural anesthesia (blocking tails) and/or applying any irritant either externally or internally to the perineal (rectum and vagina) area; 10. inserting foreign material/articles under the skin, into the topline or on the feet (Administration of acceptable medications is permitted.); 11. performing surgery of any kind to change the natural contour of appearance of the animal’s body, hide or hair. Not included is the removal of warts, teats and horns, clipping and dressing of hair and trimming of hooves; 12. draining fluid from hocks unless authorized by a veterinarian at the show. 13. Excessive manipulation of hair and/or the use of any hair not naturally attached to the animal or the use of any substance or material which is intended to resemble or imitate hair. We will follow the rules and guidelines set forth by World Dairy Expo. 14. mistreatment of animals; 15. any un-sportsmanshiplike conduct during the event. MONITORING PROCEDURES The Ethics Committee, as defined below, shall have the authority to inspect all animals to determine if violations of Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy have occurred. To help in this regard, the Ethics Committee has the authority to perform and review results of the following: 1. An ultrasound examination of the udder of selected animals immediately upon completion of respective milking class competition. It shall be the exhibitor’s responsibility to deliver selected cow to the designated testing area. Within a reasonable time following said testing, the ultrasound official shall submit his/her report to the WI Holstein Association. If an animal fails to show up for ultrasounding with a full udder at the Midwest National Spring Show, show placings will be revoked and reported to Holstein USA and Holstein World. 2. a milk out of any individual cow and/or 3. the collection and testing of any of the animal’s body fluids and/or 4. the use of any other technology that may be useful in determining if a violation in any animal based on placement, random selection, or suspect characteristics. 5. The Ethics Committee or Show Chairman may, at any time, require the delivery to them of any hair samples or hypodermic syringe, needle, or other device, swabs, cloths, or other material, or samples or any medicine, preparation, or substance, whether in liquid or other form, in the possession or control of exhibitor, fitters, agents or person acting on behalf of the exhibitor for laboratory analysis. ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES 1. The Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors shall appoint an Ethics Committee to monitor violations at all state sponsored shows. The Ethics Committee shall consist of 2 WHA Board members and one non-board member; this committee will be anonymous. 2. Complaints of alleged violations must be presented to the Show Chairman or a member of the show management of the respective show immediately, except ultrasound results as noted above. 3. If it is suspected that a violation will occur if an animal is shown the exhibitor will be informed by the Show Chairman that the showing of that animal may result in a violation of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy. If the exhibitor decides not to show that animal, no violation will have occurred.

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4. All complaints of alleged violations (as is designated in Enforcement Procedure point #2) received by the Show Chairman or a member of the show management must be presented to the Wisconsin Holstein Association for review by the Ethics Committee within five (5) days of receiving notice of alleged violations, with the Ethics Committee to make a decision on the violations within ten (10) days of receiving such notice. 5. The Wisconsin Holstein Association Director of Operations will notify the accused exhibitor immediately of the Ethics Committee decision that a violation has occurred and all the supportive evidence will be shared with the exhibitor. Within thirty (30) days Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Committee shall review the findings from the Ethics Committee and make a recommendation to the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors of the disciplinary action. The exhibitor will be able to participate in the Show Committee meeting. The Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors shall meet on the same day to review the findings from the Ethics Committee, recommendations from the Show Committee and hear any presentation the exhibitor wishes to present. 6. The accused exhibitor must notify Wisconsin Holstein Association within seven (7) days of receiving the violation notice of their intent to participate in the Show Committee meeting and/or the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors meeting, which is set for reviewing the evidence of the alleged violation(s) and the disciplinary action to be taken. 7. If the alleged violator is found in violation of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy, the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors, at its discretion may pass onto the violator(s) its costs associated with the violations, enforcement and review of violation(s). Cost associated with the review and/or appeals process must be paid in full; if this assessment is not paid in full the violator(s) will not be in “good standing” with the Wisconsin Holstein Association and therefore be denied any and all membership benefits of the association (voting, showing, etc.). 8. Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors &/or the Show Committee may consider previous violations by an exhibitor in their decision of disciplinary action. (see*) 9. An animal found in violation of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy will receive no premium monies or awards or placing(s). 10. During this entire process the Directors of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board, the Ethics Committee, the Show Committee, its staff and members will not be obligated to maintain confidentiality. Violations Penalties (Penalties for violations at the Wisconsin Holstein Association sponsored shows.) i. 1st Offense - a minimum of one year probation to a maximum of one year suspension for the animal(s), owner(s), and/or fitter(s) or their representatives either individually and/or a combination thereof from all Wisconsin Holstein Assoc. state sponsored shows. ii. 2nd Offense - minimum one year suspension to a maximum of three years suspension for the animal(s), owner(s), and/or fitter(s) or their representatives either individually and/or combination thereof from all Wisconsin Holstein Assoc. state sponsored shows. iii. 3rd Offense - minimum of five years suspension to a maximum of barred for life for the animal(s), owner(s), and/or fitter(s) or their representatives either individually and/or combination thereof from all Wisconsin Holstein Assoc. state sponsored shows. *Violations prior to 1/1/2004 shall not apply; any violations after 1/1/2004 shall be cumulative.

CLASSES 1. Winter Heifer Calf - born December 1, 2014 - February 28, 2015 2. Fall Heifer Calf - born September 1 - November 30, 2014 3. Summer Yearling Heifer - born June 1 - August 31, 2014 4. Spring Yearling Heifer - born March 1 - May 31, 2014 5. Winter Yearling Heifer - born December 1, 2013 - February 28, 2014 6. Fall Yearling Heifer - born September 1 - November 30, 2013 7. Junior & Reserve Junior Champion (Junior Show) 8. Junior & Reserve Junior Champion (Open Show) 9. Junior Best Three Females (Fall Yearling & under, animals must be shown in their individual classes. All must be bred by the exhibitor & at least one owned, solely or in partnership, by exhibitor. Each exhibitor limited to one entry.) 10. Unfreshened Two Year Old – born March 1 - August 31, 2013 11. Junior Two Year Old Cow - born March 1 - August 31, 2013 (Must be fresh) 12. Senior Two Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013 13. Junior Three Year Old Cow - born March 1 - August 31, 2012 14. Senior Three Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2011 - February 29, 2012 15. Intermediate & Reserve Intermediate Champion Female (Open Show) 16. Four Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2011 17. Five Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010 18. Six Year Old and Older Cow - born before September 1, 2009 19. 150,000 lb. Cow Class (Must bring proof of production to check-in; cows may only be switched from another milking cow class to the 150,000 lb. class with additional paid entry fee)

20. Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show 21. Senior & Reserve Senior Champion Female (Junior Show) 22. Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Female (Junior Show) 23. Best Udder of Show 24. Champion Bred & Owned of the Show 25. Senior & Reserve Senior Champion Female (Open Show) 26. Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Female (Open Show) 27. Best Three Females 28. Produce of Dam 29. Dam & Offspring 30. Premier Breeder 31. Premier Exhibitor 32. State Herd (6 animals earning points as in Premier Breeder/Exhibitor) *For questions in regards to group classes, please consult Holstein USA’s National Show program

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$30.00/entry if postmarked on or before 4/1/15 $50/entry if postmarked 4/2/15 to 4/11/15 (may not be listed in the show book) $100/entry if postmarked after 4/11/15 (will not be listed in the show book)

Midwest National Spring Show Entry Fee Schedule

*Must be signed and dated with full entry fee for entry to be eligible for show.

Stalling Request (animals will be stalled at this year’s show):

Full Address


Name of Owner/Exhibitor



I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE Standard Agreement for Owners to Exhibit at Wisconsin Holstein Association sponsored shows.

b. no owner of the entered animal, whether direct or indirect, is currently barred from showing any other animal at any future dairy show in North America; and c. that he/she will not knowingly employ any fitters or agents to represent him/her or his/her animal(s) that may be barred from any dairy show in North America.

Age ________ Milk ____________ Fat _______

Protein _______

Date of Birth __________________ Reg. # _____________________

Sire: __________________________________________________________ Dam: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Please check if applicable: Exhibited by: _____________________________________________________ ❏ Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Owned ❏ Junior Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Leased

Production Record of Animal 305 days or less: No. of Days: _______

Animal’s Name________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP ________________________________________________________________________________

Class # ________________


NAME ________________________________________________________ FARM NAME ____________________________________________________________________________________

2015 Midwest National Spring Show April 25, 2015 • 8:30 a.m. ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER, MADISON, WI Mail entries to: WI Holstein Association, 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913 Online entry system will be available after March 1 - All entries must be accompanied by full entry fees to be considered an entry late fees will apply to those entries without proper entry fees.

Must be signed and accompany a WI Holstein Show Entry Form I agree I am personally responsible for the care, welfare, and condition of my animals during the period of the Show. I acknowledge that I am responsible for my own actions and failures to act and for the actions and failure to act of all of my employees and anyone else who assists me with the fitting, care, and show preparation of my animals. I promise that I will abide by the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Rules and the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy and Enforcement Procedures for dairy cattle, and any other show rules and regulations. I will also ensure that all of my employees, agents, contractors and others who assist me with the fitting, care, and show preparation of the animals comply with the same requirements. I understand that a failure to adhere to such requirements could result in disciplinary measures including possible suspension or ban of me, my employees and helpers, the animal(s), the owner and/or the exhibitor of the animal(s) from the Show and future Shows and the public reporting of disciplinary action, including to any association registering purebred livestock. I release and agree to hold the Show, the Show organizers and its officials, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, and volunteers (collectively the “Show organizers”) harmless from any action taken under this agreement, the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Rules and the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy and Enforcement Procedures and any other Show rules and regulations, and release the Show organizers from and against any injury, damage or loss suffered during or in connection with the Show, whether or not such injury, damage or loss resulted from or was contributed to, directly or indirectly, by the acts or omissions of the Show organizers. The undersigned further certifies that: a. any animal entered is not currently barred from showing at any future dairy show in North America; and

Standard Agreement for Owners to Exhibit at Wisconsin Holstein Association sponsored Shows

2015 Midwest National Spring Show Entry Form

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________________________________________________________ FARM NAME _____________________________________________________________________________________

The following rules shall apply to all members: 1. Use or possession of any alcoholic beverage is strictly prohibited for anyone under the age of 21. Controlled substances are strictly prohibited by anyone. 2. No member shall engage in any behavior prohibited by state statute, local ordinance or Boar Policy (which shall include, but is not limited to vandalism, theft, truancy, assault, threats to personal safety or property and flagrant misconduct). 3. Members, at all times, shall demonstrate good citizenship and recognize the value of setting and adhering to the highest standards of conduct and performance. 4. At all Association sponsored functions, activities and trips, the rules of conduct specified by adult chaperones and advisors shall be at all times observed by members. 5. All members shall recognize the right of the Wisconsin Holstein Association’s Junior Activities Committee, the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Holstein Association and its staff, adult advisors and chaperones to have the authority to enforce the rules as established and authorized herein.

The purpose of this organization is to encourage youth to promote the Registered Holstein industry. The Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association is open to membership for those persons under the age of 21 as of January 1st of the membership year. To be eligible for membership, all applicants must sign this agreement and agree to abide by the rules hereinafter set forth. Failure to honor any of these rules will subject the junior member to immediate revocation of membership status, including the opportunity of participation in WI Holstein Association sponsored activities and events. For those members that turn 21 during their last year of junior membership, they may continue to receive junior recognition at Wisconsin Holstein Association shows through the duration of the WI Championship Show if their 21st birthday occurs before said show.

Junior Member Agreement

Parent or Guardian of Junior Member - Signature: _________________________________________

This Junior Member Agreement must be signed by all junior members in order to participate in Wisconsin Holstein Association sponsored shows & activities.

Date: _____________________ Date: _____________________

Junior Member Signature: _________________________________________________________

Junior Member Name: (please Print) ____________________________________________

I have read and discussed the above rules and agree to accept and faithfully abide by them as a member of the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association.

Members and/or their parents/guardian shall accept any financial responsibility for the enforcement of the provisions herein. 6. For the purposes of the observance of the rules of membership herein, there is established a Board which shall consist of the WHA Staff, WHA Board of Directors and the WHA Junior Activities Committee. The purpose of this Board shall be to oversee the fair application of the rules of membership and afford the right of due process. A member of this Board must be contacted while the violation is occurring. If they cannot be reached, concrete proof must be provided against the accused. Pictures help but are not concrete proof of violation. The accuser must be willing to testify against the accused. Due process shall be afforded by: Explaining the evidence against the member, giving the member an opportunity to explain his/her version of the facts, thereafter, it is a matter of discretion by the Board whether to have the accuser/observer summoned and whether to permit cross examination of said individuals, due process must be initiated within 120 days of receipt of membership revocation.

Sire: __________________________________________________________ Dam: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Please check if applicable: Exhibited by: _____________________________________________________ ❏ Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Owned ❏ Junior Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Leased

Protein _______

Date of Birth __________________ Reg. # _____________________

Age ________ Milk ____________ Fat _______

Animal’s Name________________________________________________________________

Production Record of Animal 305 days or less: No. of Days: _______

Class # ________________

Sire: __________________________________________________________ Dam: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Please check if applicable: Exhibited by: _____________________________________________________ ❏ Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Owned ❏ Junior Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Leased

Protein _______

Date of Birth __________________ Reg. # _____________________

Age ________ Milk ____________ Fat _______

Animal’s Name________________________________________________________________

Production Record of Animal 305 days or less: No. of Days: _______

Class # ________________

Sire: __________________________________________________________ Dam: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Please check if applicable: Exhibited by: _____________________________________________________ ❏ Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Owned ❏ Junior Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Leased

Protein _______

Date of Birth __________________ Reg. # _____________________

Age ________ Milk ____________ Fat _______

Animal’s Name________________________________________________________________

Production Record of Animal 305 days or less: No. of Days: _______

Class # ________________

Sire: __________________________________________________________ Dam: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Please check if applicable: Exhibited by: _____________________________________________________ ❏ Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Owned ❏ Junior Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Leased

Protein _______

Date of Birth __________________ Reg. # _____________________

Age ________ Milk ____________ Fat _______

Animal’s Name________________________________________________________________

Production Record of Animal 305 days or less: No. of Days: _______

Class # ________________

ADDRESS ______________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP _________________________________________________________________________________


Cierra’s Insights on Holstein Highlights Hello Holstein enthusiasts! My name is Cierra Ehrke-Essock, and I am the 19-year-old daughter of Cheryl Ehrke and Paul Essock. I grew up helping out on my grandfather’s farm, Ehrke Holsteins in Fort Atkinson. I am currently a sophomore at the University of WisconsinRiver Falls, majoring in agricultural education and pursuing a minor in dairy science. On campus, I am an active member of the River Falls Dairy Club. I also cohost a radio show called “Cream of the Crop”, an agricultural news program, with fellow Junior Holstein member Bryce Krull. Wisconsin Junior Holstein is one of the best organizations in which to belong, and I look forward to helping others experience what we have to offer. I have been a member for over 10 years, being active in many of the great opportunities such as showing, judging and dairy quiz bowl, along with the photo, advertising and speaking contests. I am very excited to present my speech at the National Holstein Convention this summer. And of course, I am proud to serve as your 2015 Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant alongside Sierra Lurvey, promoting the dairy industry and our favorite Holstein cow! I’d like to congratulate all of the juniors who were recognized at the junior convention in January and extend a “thank you” to the Dodge County juniors and adults who hosted the fantastic event. I am most definitely looking forward to the adult convention in Hudson hosted by Pierce and Pepin counties on February 20-21. There are many exciting Holstein events coming up in 2015. Be sure to “like” the Wisconsin Holstein Princess page on Facebook, and fill out a request form if you’d like to see Sierra or me at one of your events this year! May your Holsteins be happy and healthy! Cierra Ehrke-Essock

WHA MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS Second notices are in the mail for 2015 WHA membership renewals. We are still offering 3 Ways to Pay... • 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. The Customer ID has been appearing on the last several issues of the News and looks like this: Example mailing label with Customer ID # CUSTOMER ID: 0001 JOHN HOLSTEIN JOHNDOE DAIRY FARM W0001 COUNTY LINE RD SOMEWHERE WI 53000

• To pay by credit card, please call 1-800-223-4269. • And you can always pay by mail to 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 Members not renewed by March 15 will no longer receive the Wisconsin Holstein News by mail. And remember - those wanting to show need to be paid by May 31 or there is a $50 late fee.

Wisconsin Holstein Association 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913 1-800-223-4269 •

Sierra’s Holstein Scoop

Hello Wisconsin Holstein Lovers! My name is Sierra Lurvey and I am the 21-year-old daughter of Tom and Mary Lurvey. I grew up on a 50 cow Registered Holstein farm in Bear Valley, WI. Currently I am a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I am a Dairy Science major. On campus, I am an active member of the Badger Dairy Club, Collegiate Farm Bureau, and The Association of Women in Agriculture. This year, through the Badger Dairy Club, I worked as one of the interns at World Dairy Expo, and will be doing so again next year, as well as helping plan the 17th Badger Invitational sale. This spring I will also be representing UW-Madison at the Midwest Dairy Challenge. I look forward to joining the agriculture industry upon my graduation and would like to own my own farm in the future. Being the youngest of four children got me into the show ring at a young age. I started exhibiting animals at the age of five at my school fair and have continued to show every year since then. I joined the Wisconsin Holstein Association when I was eight years old and participated in Dairy Bowl at Junior Convention each year. When my sister became the WHA Princess in 2008 she opened my interest to the program and I am grateful to be a part of this incredible program. I am honored to be able to serve you all as the 2015 WI Holstein Princess and I look forward to our year together. It is a privilege to be an ambassador for the Wisconsin Holstein Association and the dairy industry in general. Be sure to mark your calendar for the Adult Convention hosted by Pierce County which will be February 20-21. Remember that the location has been moved to Hudson House Grand Hotel in Hudson, WI. If you have any questions just take a look at the Holstein website. I hope everyone plans on attending as both Cierra and I will be there and we are excited to meet everyone. If there are any events that you would like Cierra and I to attend make sure to fill out a request form under the “Contact Us” page of the WHA website so we can put it in our calendars. That’s the Scoop! Sierra Lurvey

Echowood Holsteins continued from page 12 herd, as he sired their first two contract cows. Echowood BWM Asperagus, VG-87, is a descendant from Annette with several generations of 200,000 pound cows with outstanding components. Echowood BWM Pizazz, VG-89 GMD DOM, had a 4-10 record at 365d of 50,551 pounds milk with 3.8% 1944 fat and 2.8% 1390 protein, and was from the “P” family that was founded in the mid 1970s. Pizazz is one of many cows to have made a record over 50,000 pounds milk. Several years ago Brian purchased Badger Shottle Pats 3195-ET, VG-85 GMD DOM, as an open heifer from nearby Badger Holsteins of Unity, Wis. Pats was contracted and sent many bulls to studs, and she currently has daughters in the herd by AltaRoss, Domain, Observer, Sandy, Osmond, Armitage and Punch. Her record at 2-0 2x and 365 days produced 37,969 milk, with 3.6% 1353 fat and 3.0% 1155 protein. The Echowood herd has solidified its place in the Registered Holstein industry, and will certainly be one to watch for in the coming years. Brian now genomic tests all of his animals and Echowood can be found in the top five in the nation in several age brackets for cows with high fat production. With a quality, diverse group, the Begerts will propel into the future with great success. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015-35

Matthiae Dairy Farm, Inc. Complete Holstein Dispersal April 17, 2015 • Marathon, Wisconsin 300 Head Sell

Just a sample of what is going to be offered from one of Wisconsin’s premier herds in District 4!!!

Matt-Dari Pillar-ET

VG-88 at 4-06 2-06 2x 365 32,250 4.4 1406 3.5 1139

Matt-Dari Cameron Peach-ET

GP-83 VG-MS 2-03 2x 158 12,960 3.8 491 3.2 414 inc.

A potential 5th generation EX, this Man-O-Man daughter sells and is due after the sale with a Beemer heifer. Also selling is her Cameron daughter at right; along with Mixer bred heifer and her daughter by Shakespeare with a GTPI of +2473.

Peach is a daughter of Pillar and sells due in August with a Yoder heifer. There will be a large offering from this family that will be selling.

Matt-Dari Observer Dance-ET

Matt-Dari Trigger Darlene-ET

VG-88 EX-93MS 2-03 2x 365 30,380 4.8 1447 3.5 1056

Dance sells with an EX-93 mammary system, along with numerous daughters sell by sires such as Tango, Massey, Defender, and Payton. Her dam is a VG-88 Shottle and then 4 more Excellent dams. Dance is an 11th generation VG or EX with many of the dams being GMD and DOM.

EX-90 EX-MS 3-05 2x 238 31,590 3.8 1212 3.0 955 inc.

Darlene is from an EX-92 Lou that is a maternal sister to the dam of Dance. Selling from this Trigger daughter are her Petrone and Day bred heifers along with an Uno daughter. Darlene also sells and is due in June with a heifer.

Please make plans to join us!!!

We would like to take this time and say thanks to the fellow breeders from District 4 for the support over the years. At the same time, we want to welcome everyone to join us on April 17th. We have made the decision to sell our herd and hope that you will be able to make it to the sale. Please watch for more details regarding our herd being dispersed.

Matthiae Dairy Farms, Inc.

Sale managed by:

4839 Martin Lane, Marathon, WI 54448 Maynard & Jason

David & Michael

715-443-2347 Office • 715-370-8556 Jason • 715-571-2313 Mike 715-581-1929 Maynard • 715-551-1480 David • E-mail: 36–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015

2564 Pole Line Rd., Ridgeway, IA 52165 Home 563.387.0035 Cell 563.380.1318

Harmony-H Boss Iron Afton

Harmony-H Boss Iron Xaviera

EX-90 EX-92MS 2E

EX-91 2E

1-11 306 19,556 3.24F 2.82P 2-11 365 27,730 3.17F 2.88P 4-02 344 24,413 3.16F 2.89P 5-03 275 21,193 3.12F 2.88P 6-02 289 19,894 3.13F 2.81P 7-01 329 26,014 3.38F 2.78P 8-02 321 23,332 3.30F 2.80P 9-02 285 20,783 3.30F 2.70P 10-1 184 15,193 3.50F 2.70P inc. Lifetime to date: 199,516

Harmony-H Boss Iron Hagar EX-91 2E

2-01 300 19,491 3.55F 3.06P 3-00 333 23,432 3.56F 2.96P 4-01 274 24,023 3.51F 2.93P 5-00 283 25,187 3.46F 2.67P 5-11 284 25,536 3.51F 2.76P 6-10 272 20,266 3.59F 2.72P 7-09 365 31,070 3.50F 2.80P 8-10 314 17,440 3.71F 3.02P 9-11 202 18,543 3.20F 2.60P inc. Lifetime to date: 206,026

1-11 250 15,850 3.76F 3.09P 2-10 365 23,220 3.97F 3.14P 4-01 348 27,490 3.76F 2.92P 5-03 296 23,829 3.21F 2.74P 6-03 365 28,226 3.77F 2.86P 7-07 365 31,320 3.50F 2.90P 8-09 323 19,202 4.17F 3.38P 9-11 112 9,736 4.10F 2.90P inc. Lifetime to date: 182,334

Harmony-H Tornado Fayet-Red

Harmony-H Decker Levi 428

EX-93 3E


EX-90 EX-92MS 2E

2-05 301 14,877 4.21F 3.26P 3-05 312 19,641 3.46F 2.98P 4-05 298 21,046 3.93F 3.01P 5-05 297 21,235 4.18F 3.03P 6-05 88 7,579 3.20F 3.00P inc. • Her twin daughters - VG-85 & GP-83 at 2Y Dams: VG-88 w/186,547 lft. x VG-86 w/290,758 lft. x EX-90 w/158,817 lft.

2-00 365 22,929 3.90F 3.00P 3-03 365 25,959 3.90F 3.00P 4-11 365 33,441 4.10F 3.00P

2-08 290 20,780 3.51F 2.81P 3-07 330 23,055 3.65F 2.94P 4-08 363 23,767 3.69F 2.80P 5-10 365 24,409 3.50F 2.80P 7-05 365 27,740 4.00F 2.70P 8-10 70 5,458 4.00F 2.70P inc. Lifetime to date: 131,390

Harmony-H Rdrck Kala 447-Red

We classified in December with 5 new Excellent cows: • Harmony-H Decker Levi 428 EX-91 • Harmony-H Ito Aleka EX-90 • Harmony-H BossIron Mari 407 EX-90 • Harmony-H Nifty Lada 452-ET EX-90 • Harmony-H Airraid Carey 486 EX-90

Recent cows over 200,000 lbs. lifetime: • Harmony-H Ito Paisley VG-86 Lifetime to date: 225,442 • Harmony-H Galleon Kalisa VG-86 Lifetime to date: 235,217 • Harmony-H Boss Iron Xaviera EX-91 2E Lifetime to date: 206,026 • Harmony-H Boss Iron Odele VG-86 Lifetime: 208,666

H ARMONY H OLSTEINS Todd & Jessica Ertl • Trevor, Jenelle, Jasmine & Juliet W1455 Cty. K, Unity, WI • 715-223-8859 • RHA: 101 cows 22,545M 3.85%F 2.99%P • 81 SCC • BAA: 106.2% 11 EX, 31 VG & 41 GP wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015-37

Ofski Adonis Alice-Red-ET

Tree-Hayven HH My Julia

3rd open & 2nd Junior Spring Calf, District 4 Show 2014

Junior All-WI & Reserve All-WI R&W Spring Yearling 2014 HM Junior Champion of the Jr. Show, WI R&W State Show 2014 2nd open & 1st Junior Spring Yearling, District 4 Show 2014 Reserve Junior All-WI R&W Spring Calf (9 & Under) 2013 Reserve Junior All-WI R&W Spring Calf 2013

Dam: Ofski Debonair Angelica-Red EX-91

Dam: Tree-Hayven Advent Jewel VG-86

Hannah K. Hensel Pittsville, WI • 715-884-6216 • Heifers housed at Tree-Hayven Holsteins, Auburndale

Other honors from 2014: • 1st place National RWDCA Junior Essay Contest • WI Junior Holstein Association 12 & Under Recognition Award Thank you to Adam Borchert,Chelsey Karl & Kyli Brown for your mentorship!

Rob-Cri Tribute Shimmer EX-91 3E

photo by Cybil Fisher

4-11 2x 344 36,930 3.9 1435 3.0 1124 Lft. to date: 1837 155,477 4.0 6282 3.1 4853 ~ fresh again, 136 lbs. on 1st test Nom. All-Canadian & All-American Junior 2 Year Old 2009 3rd Junior 2 Year Old, International Holstein Show 2009 Nom. All-Canadian & All-American Spring Yrlg. 2008 HM Junior Champion, WI Championship Show 2008 Reserve All-Wisconsin Spring Yearling 2008 Offspring: • Rob-Cri Sid Shasta VG-87, 2-03 305 24,256 3.1 751 2.87 697 • Rob-Cri Dempsey Secret, 1st Spring Yrlg & Reserve Junior Champion at Central WI State Fair, due in April • 3 Goldsun heifers due in April

ROB-CRI HOLSTEINS Robert & Christine Barden

Selling in the WI Futures Sale, Feb. 20 Choice of Shimmer’s 3 Windbrook heifers due in March

6487 Eckels Road, Plover, WI Bob cell: 715-340-5013 • Kim cell: 715-252-5124

Also watch for our consignment to the Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale -

RHA: 2x 25,169 975F 804P BAA: 108.3%

A 12/14 Armani from EX-94 Stormatic Manitoba’s family

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When Bob Traynor asked us for a consignment for the Wisconsin Futures Sale, we simply gave him the best. Our great industry is a people business. So we are offering a granddaughter from Apple herself! Selling February 20 A choice of 2 pregnancies due in March by Ladd Man-P *RC OR 3 heifers due in June & 1 in September by Roxbury-Red from Ms Apples Alanna-ET

KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-96 3E DOM 9-01 2x 365 36,750 4.3 1582 3.3 1211 Lifetime: 2337 195,430 4.7 9265 3.6 6946 Res. Grand Champion, Intl. R&W Show ’13 All-American R&W Junior 2-Year-Old ’06 Grand Champion, Grand Intl. R&W Show ’11 HHM All-American Junior 3-Year-Old ’07 All-American R&W Aged Cow ’11 Nominated All-American R&W 5-Year-Old ’09 Unanimous All-American Junior 2-Year-Old ’06 Res. Grand Champion, Royal R&W Show ’09

Buyer can pick from both matings after all calves are born and have genomic information. Buyer’s satisfaction guaranteed!

Dam of choice - full sister to Armani at Select

This pick could be just as good & even polled!

Ms Apples Alanna-ET *RC VG-88 VG-MS 1st calf

Bosside Apple Alice-Red +2200 GTPI -487M +24F +11P 2.69 SCC -0.1DPR +3.7PL +2.74T +3.08UDC +2.21FLC ~ Alanna’s 1st daughter by Special Effect ~ 7 different AI companies have interest in a bull from Alice

2-06 2x 365 26,430 4.6 1206 3.5 937

John & Tineke Boschma H4370 Townline Rd., Colby, WI 54421 PH: 715-223-0534 Fax: 715-223-1114 E-Mail:

Don’t miss this chance to pick your own apple! For more news, check out our website -

RHA: 46 cows 25,956 1034F 806P BAA: 107.8% wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015-39


2-03 3x 365 26,350 4.3 1139 3.2 845 3-07 3x 150 18,949 4.0 759 2.9 547 inc. ~ projected at 35,346 1500F 1055P Selling Feb. 20 in the Wisconsin Futures Sale Choice of Darling’s three December 2014 Aftershock heifers. There's something exciting about All-Americans and the Damion x Aftershock mating. Back that up with seven generations EX dams tracing to Roxy herself and you’ve got show fever! Bid last and put one of these stylish heifers in your show string!

Her Dam: Scientific Gold Dana Rae-ET EX-95 2E 4-04 2x 345 39,270 4.1 1606 2.9 1154 Reserve All-American 5 Year Old 2012 Gr’Dam: Scientific Debutante Rae-ET EX-92 GMD DOM 2-02 2x 365 32,930 4.4 1440 3.2 1070 All-American 4 Year Old 2005

SELZ-PRALLE DAIRY Ryan, Jessica & Nicole Pralle N4621 Hwy. 12, Humbird, WI 54746 • (715) 334-3434 • E-mail: 40–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015

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

Clark County

2014 Adult Membership: 97; Jr. Membership: 42 Adult Association officers - President: Joe Meyer; Vice President: Todd Cerven; Secretary: Brian Denk; Treasurer: Dana Mayer. Junior Association officers - President: Nicole Pralle; Secretary: Jade Pinter; Treasurer: Jessica Pralle; Advisor: Pam Selz-Pralle.

Langlade County

2014 Adult Membership: 4; Jr. Membership: 4

Lincoln County

2014 Adult Membership: 7; Jr. Membership: 2 Adult Association officers - President: Mark Leder; Vice President: Philip Natzke; Secretary: Mary Sosnovski; Treasurer: Ann Krueger.

Marathon County

2014 Adult Membership: 129; Jr. Membership: 34 Adult Association officers - President: Kevin King; Vice President: Lyle Matthiae; Secretary: Douglas Dittmar; Treasurer: Marlene Schreiber; Directors: Mike Borchardt, Floyd Baumann, Larry Bliven, Sam Zimmerman. Junior Association officers - Co-President: Joey Kurth and Tyler Giddings; Co-Vice President: Devin Lemanski and Noah Bilz; Secretary: Danielle Lemanzki; Treasurer: Abby Giddings; CoReporter: Madison Borchardt and Kennedy Bilz. The Marathon County Holstein Breeders group is an active association with several yearly activites. They help to sponsor the Little Britches class at Wisconsin Valley Fair and Athens Fair. They sell cheese curds at the Athens Fair and Edgar Steam Show as a fundraiser and dairy promotion activity. The group takes an annual spring trip and this year’s trip will be to western Wisconsin and into Minnesota. Since our last update, many junior members showed at the county fair, the WI Valley Fair, in Wausau, WI. Six members showed with the Marathon County Junior Holstein Association – Devin and Danielle Lemanski, Noah and Kennedy Bilz, and Tyler and Abby Giddings. They did very well and Devin Lemanski won Reserve Supreme Champion with his Red and White Holstein cow and Noah Biz won Reserve Champion with his Holstein cow. Abby Giddings won the younger showmanship class. Thanks to the Lemanski family for all of the help with the decorations. At the Athens Fair, Noah and Kennedy Bilz, Devin, Alex and Danielle Lemanski showed under the Junior Holstein group and they did very well taking first place with club herd! Devin won the 5 year old and 2 year old cow classes, Alex won the spring yearling class and Noah got first place in showmanship and won Supreme Champion of the show. They also received a blue ribbon for the fair booth – theme was “100 years of farming” – thanks to Nikki Dejong for all of her hard work in setting that up! In September several members showed at the Central WI State Fair in Marshfield. Noah Bilz won Intermediate Champion and Kennedy Bilz, Madison and Abigail Borchardt all placed in the top 10 of their classes. True teamwork and sportsmanship was shown by all but especially the Borchardt family for “sharing” the showing experience with other members of the group who did not have animals to show at this fair. In the fall, the juniors had a family picnic at Dejong Dairy. They got a tour of the farm and all had a great time! Thanks to Dejong Dairy for hosting this event. A judging contest was also held. Also in the fall some members helped the adults in the famous cheese curd stand at the Athens Fair and Edgar Steam Show. At World Dairy Expo, Noah Bilz won the showmanship contest and Reserve Intermediate Champion of the Junior Show!

Two juniors, Tyler and Abby Giddings, attended the state junior convention where they participated in the essay contest, dairy jeopardy, folding display, speaking and photography contests and volunteered to help with the dairy bowl contest. The Marathon County juniors will be holding their annual meeting in February to begin planning for 2015!

Portage County

2014 Adult Membership: 19; Jr. Membership: 2

Taylor County

2014 Adult Membership: 13; Jr. Membership: 3 Adult Association officers - President: Ralph Zuleger; Secretary/ Treasurer: Kathy Langteau.

Wood County

2014 Adult Membership: 65; Jr. Membership: 41 Adult Association officers - President: Jordan Freund; Vice President: Gary Gehrke; Secretary: Paul Lippert; Treasurer: Lee Slattery; Breed Improvement: Doug Urban; Membership: Roxanne Case; Dairy Promotion: Katie Peper. Junior Association officers - President: John Hartman; Vice President: Sam Minch; Secretary: Emma Dorshorst; Treasurer: Sierra Huser; Historians: Emma Dorshorst & Rainna Simone; Advisors: Matt & Molly Dorshorst. The Wood Area Holstein Breeders will hold their annual sale, the Purple Ribbon Heifer Sale on Saturday, March 21. The Wood County Twilight/Daylight meeting will be in July or August at the Pat and Mary Ledden Farm. Members will also participate in the District 4 Show on June 18 in Marshfield and the Central WI State Fair held over Labor Day weekend, also in Marshfield.

Karsen Haag Wins Overall Collinsworth Award Given by Holstein Association USA

Brattleboro, Vt.: Holstein Association USA Inc. has presented the Overall Judi Collinsworth Outstanding Junior Exhibitor Award to Karsen Haag of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. Haag is a 21-year-old senior at Southwest Technical College in Fennimore, Wisconsin, where she completed a dairy herd management degree. Next year she will transfer to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to earn a double major in dairy science and agribusiness. She also works part-time at Virhada Holsteins in Mt. Horeb. Haag’s long-term goal is to expand her herd and improve its genetics, while working toward management and ownership of the farm owned by her parents, Virgil and Dawn Haag. “I couldn’t imagine my life without cows in it,” she wrote in her Collinsworth application. “I have great childhood memories of being in the barn, working beside my brother with our show animals and tagging along after dad. From when I was little, showing Holsteins has been a growing, learning, and important experience for me.” Haag has participated widely in her state and county Holstein organizations. She started showing dairy cattle at age four, and has been a frequent exhibitor and volunteer at World Dairy Expo and North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). As a high school student, she was involved in many activities, including FFA, Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, and her church. The Collinsworth Award is presented in honor of the Association’s former executive director of member and industry services, Judi Collinsworth. The award recognizes youths’ work and involvement with Holstein cattle and dairy activities. Recipients are chosen based on their sportsmanship, herdsmanship, and participation in Holstein and other agricultural activities. They must also write an essay describing what they have learned while exhibiting Registered Holstein cattle. One Judi Collinsworth Award recipient is selected at each of the four National Junior Holstein Shows. Haag won the award at NAILE. Other winners from 2014 Shows were Miranda Iager, Maryland, Premier Junior Holstein Show; Laura Lesher, Pennsylvania, International Junior Holstein Show; and Liza Van der Laan, Oklahoma, Southern Spring National Junior Holstein Show. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015-41

Now EX-94 with an EX-95 mammary and 1170 fat and a VG-87 2 year old Shot making 970 fat. But they say she has tail hair that’s not even worth fluffin’ out!

Craig-Kro Affirmed Ashtine EX-94 EX-95MS Dam: Craig-Kro Ashton EX-93 EX-MS 2nd Dam: Craig-Kro Fargo Ashley EX-92 EX-MS 3rd Dam: Craig-Kro Sterling Amy VG-86 4th Dam: Craig-Kro Elevation Alexis VG-88 5th Dam: Krohlow Glendell Audrey EX-90

H She has twin sisters by Mich, EX-91 & EX-92 H Why is the average 2 year old score going down? Just want to breed a good herd of cows? aAa 65 years strong - give me a call, we’ll just talk cows or Packers!! H Our 3 granddaughters, Brandi, Callie & Payton, made Christmas great!!

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Ponterio Big Ben Ten GP-83 2-00 305d 28,357 3.8 1075 3.2 912 4,121 pts. Francis & Kim Ponterio, Melrose

Ever-Green-View Elaska EX-90 3-08 305d 41,109 5.4 2205 3.5 1420 5,887 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Ponterio GW Yomama GP-82 1-11 278d 28,092 3.3 924 2.9 825 3,863 pts. Francis & Kim Ponterio, Melrose

Ever-Green-View Etax-ET EX-90 3-08 305d 40,696 5.4 2207 3.4 1367 5,828 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Senior Two Year Olds

Larcrest Carlin-ET VG-87 2-07 305d 33,309 5.6 1938 3.5 1134 5,294 pts. Gary Housner, Elroy

Junior Two Year Olds

Ever-Green-View Ante-Up-ET VG-86 2-01 305d 36,708 4.5 1605 3.2 1119 4,946 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Broeks Ann-ET VG-88 2-01 305d 36,919 4.1 1543 3.1 1131 4,918 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Ever-Green-View A-Dream-ET VG-89 2-00 305d 33,784 4.5 1479 3.5 1162 4,917 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Ever-Green-View Hyannis-ET VG-88 2-02 305d 41,591 3.4 1366 3.1 1266 4,872 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Vellihaven Ali Braxton Miracle GP-84 2-04 305d 41,350 3.7 1517 2.8 1165 4,812 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton Ever-Green-View Hia-ET GP-84 2-01 305d 33,826 4.2 1383 3.7 1248 4,791 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo B-Long Raveen-Red VG-88 2-04 305d 29,294 3.6 1054 2.9 855 4,729 pts. Bret Long, New London Ever-Green-View Smrs Eve-ET GP-83 1-11 305d 40,310 3.5 1405 2.8 1131 4,676 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Joliam Fever Lavish 4006 VG-86 2-11 305d 40,758 3.9 1595 2.7 1118 4,943 pts. Ryan, Jessica & Nicole Pralle, Humbird Broeks Analise VG-86 2-09 305d 35,462 4.4 1467 3.3 1118 4,765 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Ever-Green-View Abby-ET VG-88 2-08 305d 30,350 4.6 1352 3.3 984 4,566 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Junior Three Year Olds

Ms Arjo-ET VG-86 3-06 305d 41,492 4.9 2015 3.3 1350 5,529 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Siemers Planet Hosta VG-85 3-10 305d 45,080 4.3 1931 2.8 1259 5,322 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Four Year Olds

Knonaudale Idol-ET EX-91 4-07 305d 50,090 4.4 2292 3.1 1487 6,646 pts. Gary Housner, Elroy Ms Evergreenview Babble-ET EX-93 4-11 305d 55,469 3.2 1819 3.0 1643 6,362 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Ms Arjeta-ET VG-88 3-02 305d 48,644 4.2 2050 2.9 1388 5,648 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Ever-Green-View Marlo-ET EX-91 4-11 305d 51,583 4.2 2157 2.7 1338 6,332 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Joliam Damion 3916 VG-85 3-01 305d 42,125 4.1 1723 3.1 1308 5,171 pts. Scott Pralle & Pam Selz-Pralle, Humbird

Siemers Shot Hilacious-ET EX-91 4-04 305d 47,540 4.2 2006 2.8 1311 6,162 pts. CJJJC&L Siemers, Newton

Siemers Atwood Clarabell-ET VG-87 3-01 305d 42,560 4.2 1772 2.8 1178 5,148 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Tramilda-N Eno-ET EX-90 4-02 305d 39,318 5.0 1958 3.3 1260 6,023 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Siemers Baltimor Believe-ET VG-88 3-02 305d 44,500 3.6 1602 2.9 1293 5,105 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Joliam Raven-Red EX-91 4-05 305d 41,693 4.7 1911 3.0 1213 5,956 pts. Ryan, Jessica & Nicole Pralle, Humbird

B-Long Tootsie Blow Pop VG-87 3-02 305d 39,244 3.3 1308 3.0 1183 4,693 pts. Bret Long, New London

Ms Chartroise Lori-ET VG-88 4-00 305d 39,956 4.8 1924 3.2 1280 5,947 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Senior Three Year Olds

Joiliam Talent 3742-ET VG-89 4-01 305d 41,830 4.0 1685 2.9 1185 5,645 pts. Selz-Pralle Dairy, Humbird

Ponterio Gus StBrnrd GP-81 2-02 305d 26,650 4.3 1138 3.2 839 4,509 pts. Francis & Kim Ponterio, Melrose

Ever-Green-View Elaina-ET EX-91 3-08 305d 47,272 5.3 2498 3.0 1368 6,316 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Berryridge Observ Nancy-ET VG-87 2-01 305d 29,846 4.37 1303 2.99 893 4,416 pts. Endres Berryridge Farms, LLC, Waunakee

Ever-Green-View Magi EX-92 3-06 305d 45,930 4.3 1950 2.8 1290 6,109 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

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Ponterio Advent Octane VG-88 4-05 305d 36,330 4.3 1551 3.6 1320 5,611 pts. Vanessa Ponterio, Melrose

Five Year Olds

Ever-Green-View Lourdes VG-85 5-03 305d 49,838 4.6 2214 3.2 1548 6,412 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Ever-Green-View Maya-ET EX-92 5-09 305d 45,732 4.7 2162 3.1 1379 6,409 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Sure-View Baxter Always EX-92 5-07 305d 49,514 4.3 2151 208 1337 6,355 pts. Gary Housner, Elroy

Kishholm Advent Chamaze-ET EX-92 6-05 305d 42,858 5.3 2307 3.1 1275 6,449 pts. Gary Housner, Elroy Ever-Green-View Lucile EX-90 7-00 305d 44,392 4.2 1868 3.1 1376 6,049 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Gehrkes-Eg-View Lala-ET EX-90 9-00 305d 42,341 4.5 1918 3.1 1309 6,032 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Broeks Annie EX-90 5-06 305d 42,904 4.7 2022 3.3 1430 6,257 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Siemers Diehard Jolan 11421 VG-89 6-01 289d 47,905 3.9 1856 2.7 1306 5,937 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Berryridge Shottle 1424-G EX-92 5-04 305d 46,672 4.0 1873 3.1 1400 6,140.5 pts. Endres Berryridge Farms, LLC, Waunakee

Berryridge Shottle 1270-ET EX-92 6-00 305d 40,175 4.26 1710 3.14 1262 5,839.5 pts. Endres Berryridge Farms, LLC, Waunakee

Broeks Roumare Elsa-ET EX-92 5-04 305d 45,504 4.0 1734 3.1 1394 5,996 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Ever-Green-View Louise-ET EX-92 5-02 305d 40,535 4.4 1714 3.5 1402 5,984 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Jenlar Pontiac Sage VG-88 5-00 305d 40,280 4.8 1953 2.9 1187 5,882 pts. Larry & Jennifer Meyer, Chilton Berryridge Pronto 1408-G EX-90 5-04 305d 36,161 5.1 1864 3.0 1089 5,758 pts. Endres Berryridge Farms, LLC, Waunakee Ever-Green-View Evito EX-90 4-09 305d 41,344 4.0 1655 3.1 1286 5,746 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Selz-Pralle Dagger 3475-Red EX-91 5-07 305d 33,325 4.5 1498 3.2 1150 5,485 pts. Ryan, Jessica & Nicole Pralle, Humbird Grass-Ridge Lisa Luckystar VG-87 5-10 305d 39,454 3.4 1350 3.3 1295 5,357 pts. Paul Lippert, Pittsville

Six to Nine Year Olds

Jeta Bambi-ET VG-85 6-05 305d 51,238 6.1 3179 3.5 1753 7,609 pts Tom Kestell, Waldo

Siemers Ramos Hoopje 10428 VG-85 6-08 282d 44,594 4.4 1940 2.8 1248 5,838 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton Ever-Green-View Le Vegie-ET VG-88 6-09 305d 48,888 3.4 1662 2.8 1368 5,773 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Sewards-Folly Can Daphne VG-85 7-05 305d 47,550 3.8 1830 2.7 1267 5,747 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton Siemers Bret 10992 VG-85 6-04 282 48,770 3.5 1712 2.8 1359 5,721 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton Grass-Ridge Feminine Sharky VG-85 6-01 305d 46,050 3.3 1534 3.1 1405 5,587 pts. Grass-Ridge Farm, LLC, Pittsville B-Long Cream EX-90 7-06 305d 34,164 4.3 1472 3.3 1112 5,389 pts. Bret Long, New London

10 Years & Older

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STUDENT PROFILE Name: Joe Mulcahy Hometown: Dane, WI School: Waunakee High School Class Size: 300 Farm: Mulcahy Dairy Farms Major: Dairy Science Research path Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? I was a student at a rival school - Minnesota Twin Cities and was not getting all I wanted out of it, so I looked into my options for a transfer, and the credits all worked out. Within a month of being here, things were solidified that I had without a doubt made the right decision as classes here were of a whole new caliber, and the professors I had were all extremely nice. What has been your most memorable college experience? My most memorable experience here was joining Alpha Gamma Rho and becoming a part of that truly great organization and group of guys. What has been your favorite course? Dairy Science 375: Reproductive physiology taught by Dr. Wiltbank was my favorite course because of how hands-on the labs were and the variety of things we were able to do from artificial insemination, to ultrasound, and even embryo work. We were able to learn a wide variety of reproductive technologies and methods. What are your future career goals? I hope to attend vet school (at UW) and become a large animal veterinarian specializing in advanced reproductive technologies.

Grass-Ridge Steam Ships EX-92 10-09 305d 33,617 3.5 1177 3.2 1076 5,121 pts. Carl Lippert, Pittsville

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Selz-Pralle Marty 2243 VG-87 12-8 305d 33,459 3.9 1306 2.7 884 4,902 pts. Selz-Pralle Dairy, Humbird

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SALE REPORTS Barron County Holstein Breeders’ Fall Sale November 8, 2014

Luckily this year, the Barron County Holstein Breeders changed their Fall Sale date from its usual time in December up to November 8, as the next two days after the sale saw close to a foot of snow falling in the area. The total sale volume was $256,075, with cows averaging $2800 and a total sale average of $2400. Seven lots sold for over $3500. Almost 70 bidders were on site and a few more called in bids. The top selling lot was a three-year-old, Rob-Cri Spearment Intensity, consigned by Robert and Christine Barden of Plover, WI and was bought for $5200 by Diane Skinner for Joe Nepermann both of Junction City, WI. The high volume consigner was Philip and Kelly Natzke along with Bryant Natzke from Merrill, WI, sending 16 head to the sale. Lance Kamm of Nova Registered Holsteins and Nova and Friends sold eight head for $22,450. A special thank you to the top volume buyers - John Herrick of Boyd, WI, who drove away with 19 animals and Jeremy Kenealy of Cadott, WI, who took 12 home. The Barron County Holstein Breeders would like to thank all of the consigners, bidders and buyers at the sale - they truly appreciate your support. Thank you as well to the auctioneer, Darrell Worden, his “color commentator” Mike Holschbach reading pedigrees, and the ring men Ed Mielke and Don Mayer. Jon Schmidt did a super job getting the animals fitted to show and supervising the kids from the CVTC class who helped him – thank you all. Also, a big thanks to the Barron County Junior Holstein members who ran a great lunch stand. Our Spring Classic sale is scheduled for April 4, 2015 – please contact our sale chairman Bob Lentz at 715-764-2446 if you are interested in sending any consignments.

Holiday Fashions at the Northern December 1, 2014

Despite the -10 degree wind chill, an enthusiastic crowd assembled at Great Northern on December 1st for the Holiday Fashions sale. Upon entering the tiestall barn, prospective buyers found a beautiful line up of young cows in full flow of milk. The heifers were equally impressive with their deep pedigrees and tremendous individual style & balance. The Holiday Fashions at the Northern marked the 800th Great Northern sale and certainly offered something for everyone. The bidding was active throughout the sale and resulted in 100 lots averaging $3,816. Cattle sold coast to coast with buyers from Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Ohio, Maryland, Texas and California. Creating a great deal of buzz was Lot 49, Sco-Lo Fever HaileyET VG-87, consigned by Melissa Sprecher, Sauk City, WI. This recently fresh Fever senior 3 year old for 2015 had claimed several blue ribbons as a heifer and looked the part to repeat this performance in milking form! Her EX-90 28,110 4.4 1249 dam is a full sister to the tanbark favorite, Quality-Ridge Stormi Hazel EX-96 2E. When the gavel came down at $19,000 the successful buyer was Christian Cunningham, Penngrove, CA. Lot 1 consigned by Hank & Carolyn Van Exel, Lodi, CA sold for $14,900 to Brandon DeLong, Grant, MI. Red-Ivy 7283 Epic Marilyn-ET VG-85 sold open, ready to flush. This +2329 GTPI Epic has already proven herself as a great flush cow and transmitter. Her +2538 GTPI Mayflower son ranks as the #1 Mayflower son and there has been considerable A.I. and embryo interest in this promising young cow. Close behind at $14,000 was the early Flame daughter who is +183CFP and +2445GTPI. Ms Minie Flame 57947-ET sold to Oakfield Corners Dairy, Oakfield, NY. Sired by Vieuxsaule FlameET from the +2420 GTPI Supersire sister to Bacon-Hill MontrossET, this young lady is certain to generate a good deal of contract interest. She was consigned by Butz-Hill, Elite Dairy Genomics, Don Barry & TJR Genetics, Cedar Rapids, IA. 48–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015

High seller amongst the line-up of fancy heifers was a March, 2014 Sonnek Golddust-ET consigned by Butlerview Farms, Chebanse, IL. This stylish heifer is backed by a VG-89 Jasper who was nominated All-American & All-Canadian Fall Yearling in 2012. The Goldwyn granddam is VG-85-2Y-CAN with 29,618 4.1 1216. Ms Butlerview Gld D Gala-ET was the choice of Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI for $6,200. 54 cows were included in the offering including 3 grade cows. The high selling grade at $3,650 was a Bronco daughter with 31,606 at 2-00. Consigned by Haag Dairy LLC, Dane, WI she sold fresh with 147 lbs. last test. The lovely uddered, low SCC group of young cows averaged $4,090. Chris Hill selected several of the consignments for the sale and masterfully handled the gavel. Kevin Jorgensen joined him in the box giving the pedigree updates. Rick Bovre, Brandon Ferry, Scott Culbertson, Lynn Harbaugh and Chad Ryan handled the bids from the crowd as well as several phone bids. The excellent barn crew included Travis Krohlow, Ryan Lauber, Kyle Natzke, Neal Laneville, Garrett Schmidt, Cody Schultz, Nicholas Schuster, Andy Sell and Trent Styczynski. A special thanks to all the loyal buyers and consignors who have made it possible to reach the 800 sale mark at Great Northern!

Dairy-Inn Farms Inc. Complete Dispersal November 20, 2014

The Dairy-Inn Farms Inc. Complete Dispersal was held on November 20 at the Great Northern Sales Arena. While the weather outside was cold & blustery, the bidding inside was steady & consistent on the 111 homebred Registered and grade Holsteins. Dale & Judy Stippich, Reeseville, WI, had decided to retire from dairying after 37 years of breeding for excellent type and profitable, year after year, production. The current rolling herd average was 24,436 3.7% 897 3.2% 769 and the SCC on the October test showed an impressive 57 average. Commanding the top price of the day was a 26,954 4.0 1085 Bogart daughter milking 116 lbs. in her second lactation. Her dam and grand dam with records over 25,000M. A 25,479 Richman 3 year old fresh in September and milking 114 lbs. sold for $3,600 while an Alexander making 26,014 as a 3 year old & bred back to De-Su Watson sold for $3,500. A Micah 2 year old milking 105 lbs. commanded a final bid of $3,400 as did a lovely uddered Alexander fresh with 2nd calf and milking 104 lbs. The 45 cows averaged $2,690. The high selling bred heifer at $2,700 was a Roland springing to Shot. Close behind at $2,650 was a grade Autopilot from a 29,633 dam. She was also springing to Shot. The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.

Robsan Holsteins Complete Dispersal October 20, 2014

The opportunities were plentiful on October 20 at the Great Northern Sales Arena as Robert & Susan Zeamer dispersed their homebred herd, Robsan Holsteins. Robert had worked tirelessly since purchasing his first registered cow in 1976 to breed a herd with high production, type and fitness. He achieved much success with a current rolling herd average of 26,191 3.6% 965 3.0% 792, the latest SCC at 82 and good udders with dairy frames throughout the herd. The herd was well respected in the local area as many dairymen from the Greenleaf vicinity could be found on the buyers list. Included in the sale were 16 head owned by the Robsan herdsman of 12 years, Brad Wilson. After an active day of bidding, the 47 cows averaged an impressive $3411 with the top price of $4,700 coming on three different cows. Scot & Becky Hamann, Barron, WI, added the VG-86 Robsan Sanchez Reason to their northwest Wisconsin herd. This Sanchez 2 year old is making over 25,000M and bred to Mr Apples Armani-ET *RC. This beautiful uddered young cow has all the makings of an Excellent cow and is backed by a VG-86 29,579 Laramee daughter followed by an EX-90 EX-MS 26,690 lb. Terrason and VG-88 28,530

lb. Eland. Andy Houk, Unity, WI, placed the final bid of $4,700 on Robsan Planet Kalia GP-84 VG-MS as well as Ridge-Heights Super Trav. Kalia is a Planet with 28,162 4.0 1124 3.0 834 at 2-02 and sold due in November to Full Go. Her VG-88 27,162 4.8 1315 3.1 871 Baxter dam sold due to Golden Dreams for $4,000. Next dam is a VG-87 28,980 4.0 1146 Outside followed by an EX 27,180 4.2 1138 Sam. Ridge-Heights Super Trav is a Super 2 year old just fresh from 8 EX & VG dams with up to 53,850M. One of the herd favorites was Robsan Durable Boyana VG-85 VG-MS with 26,274 3.7 971 2.9 767 at 2-01. Ready to go dry and due in December to Armani, this lovely uddered Durable sold for $4,500 to David Christ, Lakota, IA. She completes 7 generations EX & VG. Her EX-91 EX-MS 30,474 Sanchez dam due to Corvette sold for $4,050. The Hero sister to Boyana also sold for $4,500 to Rebekah Krahn, Brillion, WI. This tall, upstanding 2 year old sold fresh in September and milking 70 lbs. Garrett Schmid, Brooklyn, WI, selected Smith-Crest Advan Raven *RC for $4,500. This VG-87 27,834 Advantage daughter sold milking 100 lbs. and backed by two VG dams with records to 34,360 4.2 1437. Emerald Acres, DePere, WI paid $4,300 to take Robsan Atlantic Rosa VG-85 back to the neighborhood. Making her second 30,000 lb. record, this Atlantic 3 year old sold due this winter to Sabathia and backed by EX-92 and VG-88 dams. The sale included 88 lots of cows and heifers which averaged $2,750. The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. with Darrell Worden calling the numbers and Jim Hoskens giving the pedigree credentials. Rick Bovre, Bob Sabo, Brandon Ferry and Chad Ryan fielded the bids.

Stodola Holsteins Complete Dispersal October 10, 2014

After 41 years of diligently working to breed and develop an outstanding herd, David and Carla Stodola decided it was time to retire and disperse their Lena, WI, herd. Well balanced, tall front ended dairy cows were the basis of this homebred herd and the well

grown heifers followed this same pattern. A Progressive Breeder Registry Award herd, the current rolling herd average was at 24,602 2.8% 928 3.1% 759. The October 10 dispersal of Stodola Holsteins was held at the Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac. A nice crowd, including many fellow Oconto county dairymen, was on hand to support the Stodolas. The high selling cow of the day was also the high cow on the September test day. Angel-Line Planet Earth GP-84 VG-MS was milking 130 lbs. SCC 13 and bred to Altaleaf after making 27,210 4.0 1089 3.2 872 at 3-08. This Planet daughter certainly spelled milk and looked to be a fifth generation Excellent or Very Good in the very near future. She returns to Oconto County to join the herd at Madson Farms. Another herd favorite claimed the second high price of $4,500. Stodola Jayz Spunky EX-90 was named the Supreme Champion at the Oconto County Fair in August and sold milking 119 lbs. and serviced to Atwood. This 35,070 4.4 1538 2.7 967 Jayz daughter was selected by Byron Bruins, Waupun, WI. The Goldwyn son, Kilobyte-ET, had an impressive group of two year olds in the herd. Stodola Kilobyte Sophia sold for $4,100 to Marilee Folcik, Wilson, MI. This tall, beautiful uddered young cow had 82 lbs. on test day, was serviced to Fork and is backed by three Very Good, 1000F dams. Stodola Mr Burns Hetta-Red VG-85 anchored an end stall and caught everyone’s eye with her big rear udder and impressive dairy frame. This Mr Burns daughter sold milking 127 lbs. after making 28,350 3.9 1109 3.3 948 at 2-10. Garrett Schmid, Brooklyn, WI, placed the final bid of $4,000 to add this high producer to his herd. Also selling for $4,000 was a big, black bred heifer by Super Large. Carrying an ultrasound female by Altaantrim and backed by a VG 26,395 4.7 1212 3.1 820 dam and EX 33,470 lb. granddam, this heifer sold to Drees Dairy Farm, Peshtigo, WI. Added to the sale were 10 consignments of fresh grade cows from parlor-freestall herds. These cows were all milking from 93 lbs. to 132 lbs. and averaged $3,065. Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. managed the sale which averaged $2,779 on 72 cows and heifers.

2014 Cover Contest Thank you to all of our entrants for this year’s contest! Watch future issues for information on the 2015 Cover Contest. Entries will be due November 15 & can be submitted at anytime.

2nd Place: Marci Walker, Wisconsin Dells 3rd Place: Joey Opsal, Blue Mounds

Honorable Mention: Marci Walker, Wisconsin Dells

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Scrapbook Materials Needed for National Contest

Here is your county’s opportunity to have a National Holstein Convention presence and show your county pride! Sheboygan County has agreed to assemble the state entry for the national scrapbook contest this June in Illinois. In doing so, they would like to ask for your support in order to showcase your county in our state entry! Sheboygan County Juniors would like each county group to assemble: 2 scrapbook pages, 1 page front-to-back, highlighting your junior members and the activities you participated in this past year. The front-to-back page should be size 12x12in. scrapbook paper and can be any color and in portrait layout but it must have a title of your county and some journaling to describe your events. DEADLINE April 15th or deliver to the Midwest Spring Show. If mailed, please send your two page layout to Sheboygan County Jr Holsteins, Courtney Booth, N6839 County Road E, Plymouth, WI 53073. Any questions can be addressed to Courtney Booth, Advisor (920) 946-4517.

2014 WHA Junior Raffle Congratulations WHA Junior Raffle Winners and a special thank you to our loyal sponsors. Grand Prize Winner - Peggy Glaeser, Newton, WI - Holstein

Calf from Siemers Holsteins Maisy Tauolio, Lone Rock, WI – 5 Units of Defiant from East Central Select Sires Ruth Wise, Black River Falls, WI - $100 Semen Certificate from Accerlerated Genetics Calvin Bening, Arlington, MN – Boumatic Travel Bag Kerry Gratz, Darlington, WI – Agri-View Subscription Zach Schindler, Bloomer, WI – ABS Semen Certificate Jacob Thompson, Ettrick, WI - World Dairy Expo Season Passes Jared Vanderweek, Waldo, WI – WHA Advertising Certificate Logan Turgasen, Richland Center, WI – WI State Farmer subscription Molly Herberg, St. Peter, MN – Semex Jacket Henry Franzen, Sheboygan Falls, WI – 5 Units of All About It from Taurus Zach Schindler, Bloomer, WI – Kuhn Knight Gift Package Kim Zutz, Valders, WI – Cheese Basket from Dairy State Cheese Clarissa Ulness, Valders, WI – Kuhn Knight Hat and Utility Knife Set Clarissa Ulness, Valders, WI – Cattle Connection Vest Ben Kronberg, Milton, WI – Mary Kay Gift Basket Eugene Neuser, Manitowoc, WI – Nasco Show Supply Basket Isaac Schindler, Bloomer, WI - $25 Culvers Gift Card from PDPW Hannah Hensel, Pittsville, WI - Badger Game Day Items from Badger Dairy Club Breunig Family, WI – UW Men’s Hockey Tickets vs Michigan State Joy Moser, Westby, WI – Berres Brothers Coffee Assortment Michael Korzyk, Reedsville, WI - ABS Semen Certificate Bill Calvert, Cuba City, WI – Kuhn Knight Hat and Utility Knife Clarissa Ulness, Valders, WI – Holstein World Travel Blanket Sandy Curran, Madison, WI – Advocare Basket Connie Ott, Forest Junction, WI – Hoard’s Dairyman Educational Materials Matt Cracraft, Sheboygan County – Animart Small Animal Clippers Savanna Ridge, Sheboygan County – Country Today 1 Year Subscription 50–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015

Scholarship Opportunities

The 2015 Wisconsin Holstein Scholarship applications are due March 1, 2015. All Holstein Association members pursuing a college degree are encouraged to apply, with agriculture majors given the highest consideration. Applications can be found on the Wisconsin Holstein website at and should be mailed to WHA, 902 8th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913. There are several $1,000 memorial scholarships available which include the Brad Fust, Gordon Berg, Doris Morris, John Klossner and John Selz. The association does award scholarship money outside of these five names scholarships as well. This past year $16,000 was awarded to members pursuing an education in an agricultural field at a 2 or 4 Year University or Tech School. Winner are announce by the beginning of May and then awarded their winnings at the next Junior Convention. The John and Isabelle Ames Memorial Scholarship is available again in 2015 but requires a separate application process from the Wisconsin Holstein sponsored awards. This form can also be found on our website. A few minor changes have been made to this application and is available for download on our site. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to help fund your education!

2015 Calendar of Events February 20 Wisconsin Holstein Futures Sale, Hudson House, Hudson March 1 Deadline for Wisconsin Holstein Scholarship spplications 1 Deadline for John and Isabelle Ames Memorial Scholarship April 24 Midwest Spring Red & White Show, Madison 25 Midwest National Spring Show, Madison 30 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity LATE entries due. Must be postmarked on this date to be entered. Late fee applies. May TBD Cow Camp 16 Wisconsin Showcase Sale – 125th Anniversary Edition, Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac June 12 District 10 Holstein Show, Manitowoc 15 District 1 Holstein Show, Glenwood City 15 District 2 Holstein Show, Galesville 16 District 7 Holstein Show, Shawano 17 District 8 Holstein Show, Beaver Dam 18 District 4 Holstein Show, Marshfield 19 District 3 Holstein Show, Lancaster 19 District 5 Holstein Show, Mauston 23-26 National Holstein Convention, St. Charles, Illinois 30 District 6 Holstein Show, Monroe July 10 Junior Judging & Classification Contest 10-11 Wisconsin State Championship Show, Madison August 2 WHA State Picnic, Willows Edge Holsteins, New Richmond 6-16 Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis 15 FINAL deadline for Wisconsin Holstein Futurity LATE entries.


2015 JAC Committee Members Logan Voigts Hi everyone, my name is Logan Voigts and I am the new southwest district JAC. I am the son of Larry and Kim Voigts and am 18 years old. I grew up on my family’s dairy farm, Voightscrest Holsteins, where we milk 75 cows including 10 jerseys. I attended Belmont High School, and am currently a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I am majoring in Dairy Science. I am active in the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, Badger Dairy Club, and the Collegiate Farm Bureau. During the summer I will be exhibiting at many local, county, state, and national shows. I am excited to work with the Juniors for the next two years! Kristen Broege Greetings fellow Holstein enthusiasts! My name is Kristen Broege and I am very excited to serve as your new SE JAC! I am the daughter of Phyllis and the late Steve Broege and currently reside in Janesville, WI in Rock County. I own a small herd of Registered Holsteins with my two sisters, Jenna and Nicole. We show them at local, state, and national shows. I’ve really enjoyed my experience in Wisconsin Junior Holsteins and I can’t wait to help other Juniors with their experience!

Rachel Coyne

Hello everyone, my name is Rachel Coyne. I’m the 17 year old daughter of Peter and Lisa Coyne. I attend Spring Valley High School where I am a junior. I work on a 60 cow dairy as well as raise my own show heifers. I have shown at the county, district, state, and national levels. I have also participated in dairy bowl, jeopardy, the essay contest, and the photography contest. I am very passionate about WI Junior Holstein and cannot wait to meet even more people and help out as much as I can. I look forward to my term as the Northwest District JAC. Thank you for your support! Andrew Greenfield My name is Andrew Greenfield and I am the 19 year old son of Loren and Gill Greenfield of Waupun, WI. I grew up on our family’s 1000 cow Registered Holstein dairy farm, Hilltop Dairy LLC. I am currently a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing a degree in Dairy Science. On campus I am active in Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Badger Dairy Club, Collegiate Farm Bureau and National AgriMarketing Association. I also enjoy exhibiting Holsteins at local, county, state, and national levels. Pictured (seated L to R): Kristen Broege, Rachel Coyne, Crystal Siemers-Peterman and Jessica Pralle; (standing) Charlie Hamilton, Andrew Greenfield, Andy Sell and Logan Voigts. Northeast Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Chair – Andrew Greenfield – Northwest Jessica Pralle, Vice Chair – Rachel Coyne – Southeast Andy Sell – Kristen Broege, Secretary – Southwest Charlie Hamilton, Treasurer – Logan Voigts –

Choice Headed to Futures Sale to benefit the WI Junior Holstein Association Selling in the WI Convention Futures Sale in February is a choice of four Aftershock pregnancies due May 2015 from Mil-R-Mor Fever Krishna, VG-87 at 3-08. Calves are backed by seven generations of VG and EX, back to Jan-Com Fond Matt Matilda, EX-97 4E GMD. Next dam is EX-90 Storm, then next five dams all EX-91 and higher with multiple E’s and GMDs. This is a great opportunity to support the WI Junior Holstein Association. Thank you to the Greenfield family for their generous offering! Jan-Com Fond Matt Matilda EX-97 4E GMD wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015-51


ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

We are finally moving into the last months of winter, and while it’s been a pretty mild winter (knock on wood), I am sure we are all glad to see spring approaching. You’ll see that our calendar of events is full of lots of events for this spring - make sure you take some time to get off the farm and attend a sale or barn meeting in your area to connect with other Holstein Breeders. February brings us the WHA Convention in Hudson. I am looking forward to seeing many of you in Hudson and getting a chance to catch up and visit about what is going on in our great industry. Who is the cow grabbing your attention right now? Will she be prime for the spring and summer show season? Give me a call and we can work on an ad idea before your busy planting season starts. Don’t forget we have an early ad deadline in February as we have a short month and a big issue with Midwest Holsteins and all the Junior Convention results. If you have a spring sale consignment and want to get the word out, give me a call by February 6 to reserve your ad space. On page 8 in this issue I’ve listed all of our feature issues for the coming year. I encourage you to take a look at the list and start planning your ads for 2015. If you think you’ll be doing four or more ads, we have a great offer for you - our 125th Anniversary Package which saves you $125 on four full page ads run at any time during the year. Give me a call if you are interested in signing up for a contract in 2015. Included in this issue is the rules and entry form for the Midwest National Spring Show. This year’s show will be in Madison at the Alliant Energy Center’s state-of-the-art facilities. Entries are due April 1 to the WHA office. Finally, thank you to everyone that submitted photos for our Cover Contest. The winners are printed in this issue and you’ll be seeing many of the entries in future issues. We also selected some photos from the junior contest at Junior Convention that will be used this year. Watch for details on this year’s Cover Contest in future issues of the News. Until next time... 52–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015




February 2015 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 20-21 Adult Holstein Convention, Hudson House Grand Hotel, Hudson, WI, hosted by Pierce County 20 WHA Futures Sale, Hudson, 7:30 p.m. March 2015 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 17 WHA Barn Meeting, Mayerlane Holsteins, hosted by Don & Liz Mayer and Travis & Erica Ullom, Bloomer 18 WHA Barn Meeting, hosted by Joe Paltzer, Seymour 19 WHA Barn Meeting, Fischerdale Holsteins, hosted by Tom & Vicki Sarbacker, Verona 20 Apple Mania, hosted by Apple Partners, managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. 21 Green|Rock Dual County Sale, WI Farm Auction Sales Facility, Brooklyn, 12:00 noon 21 Purple Ribbon Classic, managed by Wood Area Holstein Breeders, Marshfield 21 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, Weyauwega 27-28 2015 Tag Event at Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 27 Quest for Success II at Bella-View Holsteins, hosted by Bella-View & RyanVu, Marion April 2015 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 3 Hauve Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Cashton, managed by Courtney Sales 4 Barron Spring Sale, Barron, WI; managed by Bob Lentz, 715-764-2446 11 RedFest with a Touch of Black, hosted by Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia 17 Matthiae Dairy Farm Complete Dispersal, Marathon, managed by Courtney Sales 18 17th Badger Invitational, Madison 24 Midwest Red & White Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison 25 Midwest National Spring Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, 8:30 a.m. 30 $50 LATE entries due for 2017 WHA Futurity May 2015 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 4 Wide-Open Holsteins Milking Herd Dispersal with guest consignments, Charlie & Katie Bue; managed by Great Northern; Fond du Lac 9 Vernon County Sale, Vernon County Fairgrounds, Viroqua, 7:30 p.m. 15 Elm Park Farms Complete Dispersal, Sheboygan Falls; managed by The Cattle Exchange 16 Wisconsin Showcase Sale – 125th Anniversary Edition, Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac June 2015 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 11 The Very Best of Honeycrest Sale, Spring Valley, managed by Courtney Sales 12 District 10 Show, Manitowoc 15 District 1 Show, Glenwood City; District 2 Show, Galesville 16 District 7 Show, Shawano 17 District 8 Show, Beaver Dam 18 District 4 Show, Marshfield 19 District 3 Show, Lancaster; District 5 Show, Mauston 22 Four-of-a-Kind Holsteins Complete Dispersal, managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc; Fond du Lac 23-26 2015 National Holstein Convention, St. Charles, Illinois 30 District 6 Show, Monroe Future Dates July 10 & 11 WI Championship Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison August 2 WHA State Picnic, Willows Edge Holsteins, New Richmond

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Accelerated Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Agri-Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Alpha Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Bosside Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Budjon Boarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Butler Auctions LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Cybil Fisher Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Ebert Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Four-of-a-Kind Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Golden Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Great Northern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Harmony Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Holstein USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Indianhead Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Initial Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 International Protein Sires/Our Help . . . . IBC Jetstream Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Koepke Farms, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Kranzdale Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Krohlow, Craig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Krohlow Reg. Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Matthiae Dairy Farms Dispersal . . . . . . . 36 MilkSource Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Nelson, Barb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 NorthStar Cooperative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Origin Reproduction Services . . . . . . . . . 44 Pete’s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Red Blossom Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Rickert Bros. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Rob-Cri Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Rock-N-Hill Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman . 45 & 53 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Holstein Association Representatives Sarah Trapp W16080 Merlin Road, Taylor, WI 54659 608-525-2901 cell: 608-628-1978 e-mail: Chris Lyons W 5979 Lee Dr., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 920-563-1082 cell 920-723-2406 e-mail: Dennis Devore 1905 9th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 cell: 319-270-5038 e-mail: 54–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2015

Selz-Pralle Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Siemers Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Taurus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 & 53 Ultrascan, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 UW-Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Walk-Era . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Wisconsin Futures Sale . . . . . . . . . . . 18-20

February 2015 WI Holstein News  

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