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February 2016

Volume 88 No. 2

Top Performer entries Midwest National Spring Show rules & entry form District 1 report

Got Show Fever? Spring Sale offerings for your Show String To the March Madness sale on March 19,

Flicker’s Atwood Junior 2-Year-Old prospect bred to Doorman

Willows-Edge Bolton Flicker EX-94 94-MS 5-01 2x 318 39,638 4.9 1962 2.9 1145 ~ Backed by 8 GMDs, first 3 dams EX-92 1st 6 Year & Older, Best Udder & B&O, 2014 District 1 Senior & Grand Champion, Best Udder of Show & Champion Bred & Owned, 2014 District 1

To Hammer Time at Heritage on April 2,

Vagrant’s Doorman fall calf

Willows-Edge Atwood Vagrant EX-92 93-MS 3-03 2x 292 27,018 4.1 1116 3.1 837 Dam: Willows-Edge Laurn Vogue-ET EX-90 2nd Dam: Willows-Edge Milan Vermouth EX-90 3rd Dam: Willows-Edge CC Venetia-ET EX-92 4th Dam: Willows-Edge Mdnight Venice EX-93 5th Dam: Ho-Bus Pete Vanessa EX-92

To the UW-River Falls Falcon Premier Sale on February 27,

Morgana’s Attic Junior 2-Year-Old prospect bred to sexed Barbwire

UW-River Falls Falcon Premier River Falls, WI

Willows-Edge Roy Morgana-ET EX-90 at 3Y 3-03 2x 363 27,040 5.7 1529 3.4 928 Dam: Willows-Edge Durham Mimi-ET EX-92 3E 2nd Dam: Willows-Edge Star Maiden EX-93 Nominated Junior All-American Aged Cow 2005 Reserve Junior All-American 5-Year-Old 2004 3rd Dam: Willows-Edge BC Maryke EX-90 3E

Don’t miss these fantastic offerings from our best cow families! Young cows for sale at all times - contact us for more information! Premier Breeder: ’05, ’06, ’07, ’10, ’11, ’13 Midwest Fall National ’03 World Dairy Expo ’92-’01, ’04-’06, ’09, ’11-’14 District 1 ’94, ’96, ’97, ’03, ’05, ’06 WI Champ. Show ’96, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’02, ’03, ’10, ’11 MN State Fair

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

Indianhead Gold Mae EX-94 4-00 365 33,170 4.0 1340 3.0 991 Dam:MayerlaneSkyMaeEX-93 4-0931933,6003.712212.9983 2ndDam:WhittierFarmsLeadMaeEX-95

photos by Lea McCullough

with three more Excellent daughters!

Indianhead GM Belair-ET

Indianhead GM Buick-ET

EX-90 3Y siredbyBraxton

EX-90 3Y siredbyBraxton

Indianhead GM Exuberant-ET EX-90 3Y siredbyGenervationsEpic

1-11 3x 365 32,170 3.2 1029 2.9 930

1-11 3x 365 36,500 3.3 1219 2.8 1031

2-00 3x 347 31,682 3.6 1153 3.0 942

~ daughter by Cupid

~ daughter by Cash Coin

Our Indianhead herd currently includes 36 members of this family. ey continue to turn out the gold!

Watch for our upcoming consignments from these great families! From “Tia” EX-94 -aBrokawdaughterduewithconfirmedBeemerfemaletoHammerTimeatHeritage,April2 -pickofTiaxCorvettefemalesdueinSeptembertotheWIFuturesSale,Feb.19 From the “Bettys” -anAlexanderheiferfromanEXAtwoodwithconfirmedMarchfemalepregnancybyModiousto theUW-RiverFallsFalconPremierSale,Feb.27

1659 10 1/2 Street, Barron, WI 54812 Ph: 715-537-9376 Bob’s Cell: 715-790-7202 E-mail: Herdsmen: Mike Mertins, Rodrigo Villalobos & Joe Witscher

2015 District 1 Premier Breeder & Exhibitor

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 2016

VOLUME 88 No. 2

Features: 8 12 19 27 28 30 32

WHA Convention Information Breeder Profiles: District 1 breeders Midwest National Spring Show rules & entry form Focus on Reproduction: ABS Global’s TransitionRight Top Performer entries #OneBlack&White: Matt Nunes & C Hanoverhill Tony Rae YAC Corner: Front Page Holsteins, Edelburg Family

Departments: 14 14 24 34 35 36 37 38

From the President: Paula Bovre National Director’s Report District 1 report WHA Princess Kati Kindschuh & Princess Attendant Paige Nelson 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 for our annual cover contest. The photo, submitted by Marci Walker, Wisconsin Dells, was taken at Charlie & Katie Bue’s farm, Alma Center, with Marci’s home farm, Passow Farms in the background. The cow is Stranshome Gsun Kalista-ET owned by Nabholz Farm and T&L Cattle. Kalista was 2nd Senior 2-Year-Old, Best Udder and Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion at NAILE 2015. The other winning photos will be published in the March issue. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2016

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


Paula Bovre, President (2016)* - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Kevin Jorgensen, Vice President (2018)* - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Kent Wendorf, Secretary (2017)* - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 Todd Borgwardt, Exec. Committee (2016)* - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Chad Ryan, Exec. Committee (2017)* - 920-960-1449 N4067 Twin Oaks Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Bill Calvert (2018)* - 608-732-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Craig Carncross (2018) - 608-592-2560 W13157 Co. Hwy. J, Lodi, WI 53555 Chris McCullough (2016)* - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Tracy Mitchell (2017)* - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Pam Selz-Pralle (2018) - 715-334-3434 N4621 US Hwy. 12, Humbird, WI 54746 Marci Walker (2016)* - 608-432-3223 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION


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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Regancrest A Candice-ET EX-90 3-11 3x 365 36,769 3.8 1426 3.0 1084 Four beautiful Goldwyn calves from Candice are ready for you to pick from. They were born 12/4, 12/7, 12/9 and 12/12. These awesome calves are backed by 8 generations of Excellent Barbies. Bid last on February 19 at the Wisconsin Futures Sale to get your choice! Dam: Regancrest Mac Calissa-ET  EX-91  5-01 3x 321 34,320 3.7 1262 2.9 987 2nd Dam: Regancrest Cinderella  EX-92 2E GMD DOM  5-00 2x 365 34,220 4.1 1418 2.9 1009 3rd Dam: Regancrest-PR Barbie-ET  EX-92 GMD DOM  2-06 2x 365 31,690 3.9 1054 3.1 834 4th Dam: Regancrest Juror Brina-ET  EX-92 GMD  4-04 2x 365 40,640 3.6 1478 2.8 1140 5th Dam: Regancrest Aerostar Bert-ET  EX-90 GMD DOM 6th Dam: Regancrest Mark Chairman Bea  EX-91 2E GMD DOM 7th Dam: Regancrest Board Chairman Bea  EX-90 Gordon & Emily Carncross | Craig & Jen Carncross W13157 Co. Hwy. J, Lodi, WI 53555 | 608-592-2560 Craig cell

Check us out at BAA: 108.3% on 300 cows

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RHA: 384 cows 30,495 3.8 1157 3.1 930

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2016 Wisconsin Holstein Convention February 19 & 20 • Marshfield, Wis. Holiday Inn

750 South Central Avenue, Marshfield 54449 • (715) 486-1500 Alternate hotel suggestion is Hotel Marshfield 715-387-2700; on Marshfield’s south side.

WHA Adult Convention Schedule February 19 & 20 Holiday Inn, Marshfield hosted by Wood Area Holstein Breeders Friday, February 19 Dairy Bar open throughout the day 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Registration open 1:00-3:00 p.m. WHA Committee Meetings 3:30-4:30 p.m. It’s Time to Speak Up, Kim Bremmer of Ag Inspirations 4:30-6:00 p.m. Pre-Sale Social Hour 5:00-6:00 p.m. Dinner 6:00-7:15 p.m. WHA Futures Sale hosted by Young Adult Committee 7:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Mark Tauscher, former Green Bay Packer Saturday, February 20 7:00-8:00 a.m. Past President’s gathering (Past Presidents only) 8:00 a.m. Registration & Dairy Bar open throughout the day 8:00 a.m. Roundtable Discussion - “Selection Strategies of Elite Production Herds” with Tom Kestell, Amanda Killian & Dan Siemers; moderated by Kevin Jorgensen 8:45 a.m. Top Performer and Lifetime Production Awards presented 9:00 a.m. WHA Annual Business Meeting 9:15 a.m. Spouse’s outing: Actors workshop, tour Upham Mansion and local shopping 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 1:00-5:00 p.m. Farm tours 5:30-6:30 p.m. Social Hour 6:30 p.m. Awards Banquet - JAC & Princess worker auction & scholarship auction; WHA Board recognition; Advertising Contest winners; awards presented for Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder, Distinguished Service and Distinguished Breeder Dessert Auction to benefit Scholarship Fund 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. DJ Sunday, February 21 WHA Board Re-organizational Meeting please note some items may change up until convention

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Kim Bremmer – Ag Inspirations

Kim grew up as a farm girl and is a wife, mother of two, graduate of UW-Madison and was a dairy nutritionist for almost 15 years. She is a vocal champion of agriculture everywhere she goes, from the grocery store to the airport. Her true passion is sharing the REAL story of agriculture with everyday consumers. Kim is the Wisconsin State Coordinator for Common Ground, a national movement of farm women who share information about farming and the food we grow; a regular contributor on Rural Route Radio; and President of Wisconsin Women for Agriculture, an affiliate of American AgriWomen, the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women dedicated to protecting and advancing agriculture by increasing awareness, building alliances, communication and education. She is also an Academy Member of the National Speaker’s Association and a proud member of the American Dairy Coalition. Kim was named the UW-Madison Association of Women in Agriculture’s 2014 Outstanding Woman in Agriculture. She enjoys fishing, golfing, reading and playing her guitar. Kim is a dynamic, knowledgeable, enthusiastic speaker who compels audiences to reconsider what they think they already know. Because she is a farm girl, a mother, a dairy enthusiast and a “science junkie”, she brings a refreshing and realistic perspective to the realities of farming and food production. Kim is a highly relatable speaker who is as entertaining and sharp-witted as she is well-informed.

Mark Tauscher

Mark Tauscher is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL). While attending Auburndale High School (Auburndale, Wisconsin), Tauscher won three varsity letters in football and baseball along with two varsity letters in basketball, and went to state for basketball in 1992-93. In football, he was a two-time All-Conference honoree, while earning Honorable Mention All-State and team MVP honors as a senior. In basketball, he won All-Conference honors. He was also a member of the National FFA Organization. Tauscher made the University of Wisconsin–Madison team as a walk-on in 1995. After seeing little action his first two years, Tauscher earned a letter in 1998 and became a starter at right tackle the following year. He contributed significantly as a blocker to Ron Dayne's Heisman Trophy-winning season in 1999. He considered not returning for his 5th year. Tauscher provides commentary and analysis on both the Wisconsin Badgers football radio network as well as the Green Bay Packers radio network. He appears twice weekly on WKTI radio in Milwaukee during the Packers season. Tauscher founded the Trifecta Foundation, which stands for Tauscher's Reading Initiative for Every Child to Achieve. Tauscher married Sarah Helgeson, a biologist at Covance, in early 2009. The couple resides in Madison, Wisconsin.

Thank you to the 2016 Wisconsin Holstein Convention sponsors Platinum sponsor STgenetics

Gold sponsors

Central Wisconsin Ag Services Foremost Farms USA Grassland Dairy Products, Inc. Origin Reproduction Services, LLC Marshfield Convention & Visitors Bureau Provision Partners Co-op United FCS VES Environmental Solutions, LLC Zoetis

Silver sponsors

Accelerated Genetics Cropping Central LLC Forward Financial Bank Happy Hoofer Hoof Care Investor’s Community Bank of Manitowoc Kolo Excavating L and L Moo Haul Marawood Construction Marshfield Ag Service Our Help Inc./International Protein Sires Pioneer Bank Riesterer and Schnell Unity Bank

Broze sponsors

Anderson Electric Animart Bovis Veterinary Service Equity Livestock Corp. General Farm Supply Hay Creek Pallet Heritage Bank Mullins Cheese Seehafer Refrigeration Stratford State Bank Vita Plus

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District 1 Holstein Breeders Legacy Farms The Schloneger Family, Shell Lake by Ashley Yager omponents, components, components! When it comes to dairy farming at Legacy Dairy in Shell Lake, Wis., fat and protein are where it’s at. Reuben Schloneger and family have made a name for themselves and their cows through careful management, sire selection and the ability to produce an outstanding amount of components. Legacy Farms has been in operation since 1976, but only recently came into the Registered Holstein business. In 2010, Accelerated Genetics rep Devin Funk offered to genomic test some animals on the dairy, and his interest jump-started the Schloneger’s registration program. At that time, Reuben started to register a small percentage of calves. Today, they are registering 90 percent, have 275 Registered Holstein cows and will have 700 in three years. The farm is owned and operated by members of the Schloneger family: Rodney and Brenda and their sons Josh, Reuben, John, and Noah. Reuben is the herd and genetic manager and oversees the nutrition and cow care. His brothers oversee the cropping, feeding, and manure management. Legacy Farms has 14 full-time employees from herd and operation managers to milkers and calf feeders. The farm includes 2,000 acres of owned and rented land, and the Schloneger family owns and operates all machinery and crop work. The only item hired custom is manure hauling. As with many dairies, the wheels at Legacy are always turning. The Schlonegers came from somewhat humble beginnings, but when their new cross-ventilated barn is complete and they are operating at capacity, they will be milking nearly 1,000 cows. The barn in progress is 344 feet wide and 250 feet long, and will include maternity pens, a pre-fresh group, post-fresh group, pens for flush heifers, and an additional pen for the top production cows. There will be 58, 55-inch fans on the south wall, space on both ends of the barn for turn-arounds, and only two garage doors for entry and exit. The cows are currently housed in a six row, sandbedded free stall. All liquid manure from cows and heifers is collected with a Mensch vacume truck and with the new manure storage they have 10 million gallons or enough for one year at their current 700 cows.


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The next generation at Legacy Farms, left to right: Jackie, Cort, Lucy, Toby, Grace, Haven (front) and Evelynn. Parents are brothers and wives Josh & Sherena, Reuben & Emma, John & Sarahanne and Noah & Olivia. To keep up with improvements across the board, the crew at Legacy upgraded their parlor just a year and a half ago. They made their parallel parlor seven inches longer and two inches wider than normal, and moved the butt pan six inches for better cow comfort. This increase in size also allows an easier turn for cows, and combined with sand and continued facility improvements, is only helping the cows at Legacy reach their genetic potential. With everything the Schlonegers have done to help their cows, it is no wonder they averaged 7.2 pounds of fat and protein shipped per cow in 2015. With a 104-pound milk average per cow in May of 2015, they hope to continue that mark and maintain a 105-110 pound herd average once they’ve moved into the new facilities. The current rolling herd average at Legacy Farms with three times a day milking is 31,491 pounds milk, with 4.23% 1,331 pounds fat and 3.43% 1,062 pounds protein. The nutrition experts at Vita Plus assist the Schloneger family, with Eric Schwab at the helm of the protein producing machines. There’s no doubt the cows at Legacy get the job done and look good doing it. Reuben is the man with the plan in the cow department, and his ultimate goal is to have efficient cattle - high fat and protein, with good udders, feet and legs, and functional type. There are no ‘show’ bulls in the Schloneger’s semen tank, but they do stick to mostly proven sires and rotate in a few new genomic sires about every three months. Right now, Reuben is using Supersire, Mogul, Morgan, Profit and Punch, to name a few. Legacy Farms recorded its first Dam of Merit female in August of 2015, and she is Legacy-SCH Gerard 7501, EX-91. She has a heifer milking 140 pounds a day that is scored VG-86 with the potential to go to 88 points this month and is +2195 for milk and +2.31 in the udder. Legacy has over 70 milking Gerard daughters, including another EX-90 three-year-old that is EX-92 in the udder, with 1998 pounds of fat and 1456 protein at 3-01. Cows like these are the epitome of what the Schloneger family is trying to accomplish on the dairy, with a 305d lactation record of 40,954 pounds milk with almost 2,000 pounds fat and 1500 pounds of protein. In addition, the Schlonegers have the fourth highest Robust son from a VG-87 Gerard heifer. Another cow that has been a crucial part of the flush program at Legacy is sired by Detective, and she is EX-90 and EX-93 in the foot and leg as a six-year-old cow. The Schlonegers have 15 sexed

Legacy-SCH Gillespy 8054 VG-85 and Legacy-SCH Gillespy 8057 VG-86, with their dam - Gerard 7501 EX-91 Supersire pregnancies from this cow, in addition to sexed Moguls on the way. She’s had four natural heifers, too, with three of them contributing heavily to the bulk tank as members of the milking herd. The Schlonegers are working with eight of their elite cow families now, as they flush every two to three weeks, and 40% of their heifer pregnancies are ET calves. The pedigrees on families are perhaps a little different than traditional registered herds, but with hopes to have 25 heifers this year from a cow that breaks 2,000 pounds of fat and 1,550 pounds of protein, Reuben is happy to milk all of them, regardless of how they genomic test. Currently, the top ten percent of the calves are genomic tested. When it comes to calves, heifer babies are fed one gallon of 25/18 replacer twice a day, and are on milk for two months. Calves are housed at the original farm less than a mile down the road in a building with 168 individual pens until weaning. Bull calves are raised as steers to six months of age, and nearly 60 bulls a year are sold as breeding stock. The Schlonegers are looking to welcome 480 heifer calves to the dairy this year, with 225 of those coming from sexed semen in the next eight months. Flushing resulted in nearly 120 embryo pregnancies for 2016, with 80% of ET work being done to sexed semen. With numbers like these, the Legacy herd has been able to grow mostly from within, with other key purchases coming from select herd sales. There is no doubt the Legacy herd will continue to make great cow families with a solid plan, defined goals and a drive to get it done, the Schloneger family is set up for milk and component production success.

Frisle-Vue Holsteins Dean & Leslie Frisle Family, Prairie Farm by Ashley Yager he Frisle family farm is nestled just outside of Prairie Farm in the rolling hills of Barron County. Now in its second generation of ownership, Dean and Leslie have had the reins since 2001, and are


Dean, Leslie, Gina, Justyne & Allissa Frisle

Frisle-Vue Goldsun Ipod VG-88 doing a tremendous job building a high-type herd. The Frisle-Vue herd is trademarked by promising young cows with outstanding type, and older cows with tremendous uphill runs and power in their own right – the kind of combination many Registered Holstein breeders desire. More than 40% of the herd can be traced back to Dean’s first 4-H project calf, Beverest Skychief Edith, a GP-83 Skychief. While not a high-scoring cow, she still went on to do great things and her descendants are thriving. Dean and Leslie’s 70-cow herd was founded in 1969, when Dean’s parents, Gary and Pat Frisle settled in the Barron area. Dean credits his parents for giving him a tremendous start in the business, and his dad is still very active on the farm, helping out where he can. The farm sits on 300 acres, with an additional 150 acres rented. The barn holds 50 head, and the Frisles switch out cows when necessary to get to their 70-75 cows on test. While Dean’s parents help where they can, his nephews take turns helping with chores each morning. Leslie and the girls help to manage the calves and additional chores. Dean and Leslie have three children: Allissa is a senior in high school with plans to attend UW-Madison next year for dairy science, Justyne is in sixth grade and Gina fifth grade at Prairie Farm. All three girls are very active in school activities, as well as showing at all levels. The Frisle’s run a pasteurizer, which they have been feeding calves with for three years and have no regrets. Calves also get a 20% protein pellet mixed with corn and oats, and are weaned between two and a half and three months of age. All heifers are raised on the farm, and bull calves are sold as steers. Nearly 80% of the Frisle’s steers are sold locally, either through the locker or friends by word of mouth. The Frisles typically breed heifers according to size, but typically try to have first calf heifers in by about two years of age. They also try to avoid calving many animals in January and February. Animals are bred from visual heats, with ovsynch used on those over 70 days in. Any cow bred more than three times gets an egg, no matter what. The Frisle-Vue herd runs a rolling herd average of 22,800 pounds of milk, with 3.8% 832 pounds fat and 3.1% 645 pounds protein. Their current BAA is 107.9%, with 9 Excellent, 25 Very Good and 19 Good Plus cows. With a type focus, the Frisles like to use bulls that they can see the proof in the offspring. Right now, the breeding list includes Sanchez, Sid, Aftershock, Buxton, Corvette, and Archrival. The Frisles did not use a lot of Goldwyn, so they’ve been able to utilize many of his sons. With that, Dundee, Goldwyn sons and Shottle have all worked well in the herd, and some of the best older cows in the barn are sired by Shottle. There are a few very promising young cows just recently fresh as well, sired by Atwood. The Frisle’s desire to improve type means that flushing and ET work is a valuable tool, in addition to just dipping their toes into some IVF work. Dr. Buchner and his staff are at the farm every other week, either for flushing or regular herd checks. The Frisles only gender check a select few pregnancies. They have been flushing three to four cows per year. One of the cows recently put through the flush program was wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2016-13

Frislevue Chelo Prettysweet, 1st Spring Calf - District 1 2014 Frisle-Vue Shottle Ellymae, EX-92, now bred back for 2016. She produced 23 Goldwyn embryos and has Goldwyn calves on the ground. Ellymae’s record at 4-00 in 305 days was 24,895 4.4 1098 3.3 846. Another cow in the Frisle herd with a unique twist is Frisle-Vue Lheros Ember, EX-90. Ember is a descendant of Dean’s first calf, Edith, and has a ton of offspring in the barn. In fact, she and her offspring could complete four generations living and milking when the Frisle family scores in April. Additional cows the Frisle family has worked with include

NATIONAL DIRECTOR’S REPORT Dear Holstein Breeders, In late November, we held our fall board meeting in central California. This was the first time any of the 12 directors attended a national meeting in the country’s largest dairy state. It was a great opportunity. Not only were we able to conduct business for the association and review next year’s business plan, we also were able to conduct an on-sight visit of AgriTech Analytics (ATA) and interact with some our Association’s best west coast customers. Perhaps the most important decision we vetted at this year’s board meeting was approving a complete revamp of the Association’s information technology system. For many Holstein breeders, computer systems are the last thing they want to talk about. However, our Association’s number one asset is our data on the Holstein cow. We have reached the point in which our data collection system looks like a five-generation owned dairy with buildings located all over the homestead. The present system has five to six operating languages that cause information flow to be cumbersome and limits our ability to conduct the research and provide the products many of us are demanding. By retooling the entire information technology system, our computer system will reflect a modernized dairy farm ready for the next generation. Lastly, after much discussion, the board of directors voted to raise fees on registrations, membership, and classification. As with everything, the cost of doing business has grown over the past decade. The last time registration fees were adjusted was 2002; classification, 2011; and membership, 1994. Even with these registration increases, the cost to register a Holstein calf under three months will be $4 to $10 cheaper than any of the six other major dairy breed organizations. Perhaps more importantly, if you want to lock in current fees, including $8 registrations on young calves, all you need to do is sign up for Holstein Complete. Presently 1,835 herds and 311,064 cows are enrolled in the program. If you have any concerns you would like to see addressed, please give us a call. Its our pleasure to represent and serve you. Your National Directors, Paul Buhr, Dale Drendel, Corey Geiger, Mark Kerndt & Boyd Schaufelberger 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2016

Prettysweet at Rosedale-ET, an EX-91 September Storm daughter from a Paradise clone. Prettysweet’s daughter, Ms Frisle-Vue Pretypumpd-ET VG-85, produced 16 Chelios embryos. One Chelios daughter, Prettysweet, was the winning Spring Calf at the 2014 District 1 Show and the Frisles are excited for more calves to arrive and develop from this industry-known family. The Paradise family is not the only one Dean has taken an interest in while investing in genetics. Kinyon Jasper Ivory, EX-90, hails from the Ideal family, and has really nice daughters on the ground by Goldsun and Atwood. Her oldest daughter in the barn, Goldsun Ipod, scored VG-88 first lactation, and is a promising second lactation EX prospect. Ipod is Allissa’s show cow, and due back about a month before World Dairy Expo. When the Frisle family is not choring, they enjoy taking the girls to shows and on family trips. They take an annual Memorial Day weekend trip to Spooner to stay on a lake, and have been to South Dakota and Mexico on family trips. Dean, Allissa and Justyne all like to hunt, and both of the girls were able to shoot a buck in 2015. The girls also enjoy showing at the local, state and national levels, including county fair, district show, WI Junior State Fair, the Minnesota State Fair, and World Dairy Expo. The girls have also adopted a few local kids that bring the total youth exhibiting Frisle calves closer to five. Aside from the farm, Dean serves on the town board and is the Barron County Holstein president. Leslie is the Barron County Junior Holstein advisor, and is also on the church board. While the Frisle family has a lot to look forward to in the coming years, including their first heading to college and the continuing development of outstanding Registered Holstein genetics, they are still uncertain their operation will change in the near future. There have been thoughts about a free-stall barn, but for now, Dean and Leslie hope to continue the success they’ve built at Frisle-Vue.

From your President Paula Bovre Greetings Fellow WHA Members! Congratulations to all the juniors on a fantastic junior convention! Chippewa County Juniors were excellent hosts and the Junior Activities Committee is to be commended on the fine job they did in planning and preparing for convention. The adult board of directors is very appreciative of all the time and effort put forth throughout the year by our Junior Activities Committee. Their passion and leadership is phenomenal! I hope to see many of you at the Wisconsin Holstein Adult Convention at the Holiday Inn in Marshfield on February 19 and 20. The Wood county group has an excellent program planned. It is always a good time to bring forth ideas, concerns and just catch up with members from around the state. I would like to extend a special invitation to all those graduating juniors and young adults. We welcome your attendance and would love to hear your ideas. I would like to take this time to extend a very sincere thank you to Marci Walker, Todd Borgwardt and Chris McCullough for their six years of service on the WHA Board of Directors. Their guidance and dedication has been invaluable! Thanks also to Dan Cnossen who resigned from the board earlier this year after returning to the Holstein USA classification department. With spring comes barn meetings, sales, spring shows and many, many activities. Be sure to check the calendar of events and update your calendars! We value your attendance and input in the many Wisconsin Holstein activities. 2015 WHA President, Paula Bovre “Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” - Jonas Salk

Selling at the WI Futures Sale ~ Choice of 4 full aged Sid Summer Yearlings Dam: Welsh-Edge Advent Hiccup EX-90 (pictured) 3-04 2x 362 24,900 3.5 875 3.2 789 Supreme Champion, Vernon County Fair 2nd Dam: Welsh-Edge Hannah-ET EX-91 2-04 2x 350 24,270 3.6 883 3.1 750 3rd Dam: Welsh-Edge Gingerheart-ET EX-92 4E DOM 235,850 lft. 4th Dam: Welsh-Edge Leadman Ginger EX-90 4E 316,408 lft.

Maternal sister Welsh-Edge Atwood Hawaii EX-90

Welsh-Edge Holsteins

Hiccup & Hawaii are our first 4th and 5th generation homebred Excellents

“Breeding & Feeding for Longevity”

We are offering a choice of these stylish Sids for your summer show string on February 19. This is the same maternal line as Viroqua, WI 54665 (608) 632-3893 e-mail: Welsh-Edge Fever Huggable, EX-92 3Y, and 2x All-American as a heifer. The Gingerhearts are making an impact at BAA: 109% 20 EX, 47 VG, 15 GP Welsh-Edge and we guarantee you’ll love your choice! Dist. 2 Premier Breeder ’10, ’11 & ’13 Dist. 2 Premier Exhibitor ’10 & ’13

Ralph & Sheila Petersheim & Family

Atlanta is bringing her “A” game to the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale! Luck-E’s world-famous “A” family teams up with the #1 type young sire from the Barbie family for a choice of 5 Byway heifers due in June

Luck-E Advent Atlanta EX-94 5-03 365 39,762 1472F 1277P ~ Will make 40,000 this lactation ~ Dam of 100HO11612 Luck-E Ladd Atlanta-P RC and her daughters around the world are turning heads! ~ Her full sister, Asia, is the dam of Adonis & Awesome-Red! ~ Pregnancies by Apoll-P, Absolute & Diamondback

Allan & Sue Lundberg

W12976 Huskelhus Rd. Osseo, WI 54758 • Allan - 715-450-1989 Erica - 608-317-6052 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2016

2nd Dam: Luck-E Blitz Australia  VG-87 2Y 2-02 365 37,986 4.0 1528 3.0 1131 3rd Dam: Luck-E Skychief Arizona  EX-90 5-01 365 56,280 5.1 2872 3.3 1855 4th Dam: Hart-Lyn Starbuck Ashley  EX-94 6-06 365 35,720 4.2 1504 3.4 1200

30th ANNIVERSARY WAUPACA-WAUSHARA SHOW OPPORTUNITY SALE Saturday, March 19, 2016 • 12:00 noon • Weyauwega Fairgrounds Contract Family

All-American Sire Stack

The Apples




2-03 2x 310 19,619 4.1 798 3.1 608 inc. Glamour is the #32 CTPI cow of the breed and the #1 Meridian. Her November 2015, +2575 GTPI Silver daughter 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 Goldwyn winter yearling. Cordes

4-03 3x 365 41,260 4.1 1694 3.1 1283 Ava is a 9th generation EX Apple. A RC spring yearling Armani sells from Ava’s VG-85 Alchemy. Wilstar

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 Darrell Worden, Auctioneer 715-842-8098 Ringmen: Jay Jauquet 608-279-3222 Lynn Harbaugh 920-420-1524 Catalogs: Dick Piechowski 715-258-2757

Catalog will be available online at wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2016-17

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs

Welcome to These New Members

L Our condolences to the family of John Mahlkuch on his recent passing. A full obituary is printed below. The Wisconsin Holstein News encourages readers and members to submit information for the Wisconsin Holstein Briefs column. We are looking for news of a wedding, birth announcement, award winner or death that Wisconsin Holstein breeders should know about. High quality, submitted photos will be printed if space is available. Please submit your information to the Wisconsin Holstein News by mail at PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; or email to

Obituaries John Dale Mahlkuch

John Dale Mahlkuch, age 70, of Juda, formerly of Eustis, FL, passed away peacefully surrounded by people that loved him, on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at the Monroe Manor. He was born on August 10, 1945, in Monroe, WI the son of John and Laura (Wyss) Mahlkuch. In 1965, he married Bobette Preston, and together they farmed and raised their family in the Juda area. John's two loves in life were dairy farming and the Green Bay Packers, and he was a farmer a heart. In 1977, he was named Wisconsin’s Outstanding Young Farmer. He enjoyed helping his kids with their dairy projects and was a chaperone at the Wisconsin State Fair. Some of John’s happiest times recently were seeing his son’s family continuing the tradition. In 1989, John moved to Florida to start work at a large dairy operation. While there he met and married Rosemary (Bronson) Mahlkuch, with whom he would share a very long wonderful, happy life. In May of 2015, when their health was such it could no longer be avoided, John moved closer to home to receive care. The years he was in Florida were good years. He was a Deacon of his church, a member of the choir, and a Gideon. He is survived by his children, Jeff (Terri) Mahlkuch, Michelle (Chris) Barber, both of Juda; and four grandchildren, Taylor and TJ Barber, and Clayton and Cole Mahlkuch; long-time friend, Bobette Preston, Brodhead; sisters-in-law, Glenda Mahlkuch, Sandra Mahlkuch, and Kathy Mahlkuch; a brother-in-law, Don Ingwell; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, both his two brothers, Duane and Harlan, and a sister, Sue Ingwell. He is further survived by the many friends he made in Florida and the family he made with Rosemary before returning home these last six months. He leaves behind, Rosemary, his wife of 24 years; stepchildren, Jim Bronson, Lori Cousins, Susanne (Darren) Johnson; special friend Roben Bronson; many special step-grandchildren, step-greatgrandchildren and other family members. The family would like to thank the Monroe Manor's wonderful staff for their loving care of our Dad while he was there. So many of you gave unselfishly and cared genuinely for him, way above what your job descriptions required. We are forever grateful. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to the Juda High School FFA.

Adult members: Allan Ballweg, Dane Matthew Robert, Chetek Stenjem L Acres, Inc., Cambridge Sarah Moga, Spencer Kevin Rauchholz, Appleton Tim Leitzinger, Shullsburg John Schneller, Dodgeville William Reynolds, Platteville Chelsey Karl, Auburndale Brant Flier, Waupun David Gwidt, Pulaski Scott Munes, Appleton Loren Olson, Hutchinson, MN Adam Hovland, Abbotsford Jenny Henn, Deerfield Brian Castleberg, Mondovi Junior members: Ashley & Holly Oberreich, Plymouth Anne Runde, Janesville Derek Breyer, Birnamwood Nora Walker, Wisconsin Dells Claire Dorshorst, Junction City Lucas Anderson, Westby Karly Anderson, Westby Eli Staudinger, Reedsville Char Ann Bonikowske, Iola Jackson Holewinski, Pulaski Dylan Weigel, Platteville Josephine Hansen, Bangor David Foerster, Oostburg Allison Bragger, Independence Rebecca Murphy, Poynette Katie Brandel, Lake Mills Lydia Gwidt, Pulaski Isabelle Field, Wonewoc Austin Stumpf, Appleton Trevor Crain, New London Carson Lyon, Westfield Ashley & Allyson Judd, New Glarus Elizabeth Behlen, Vesper Thea Tauchen, Bonduel Alison Gartman, Sheboygan Lexi Wagemester, Viroqua Alex Dettmann, Johnson Creek Brianna & Taylor Paye, Casco Jarred Baudhuin, Brussels Bekka & Tylker Bast, Viroqua Emily Schulz, Slinger

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The 9th Annual WHA Young Adult Brewer Game Outing Sunday, May 1, 2016 • 1:10 p.m. • Brewers vs. Marlins Join Wisconsin Holstein’s young adults ages 22-45 for a day at the ball game! For $35, guests get a ticket, a bus ride to the game, and great socializing with fellow young Holstein enthusiasts! Attendees are invited to bring a dish to pass and must provide their own beverages. One bus will leave from the Oshkosh & Fond du Lac areas and a second will travel the western side of the state with pick-ups in Tomah & Madison. Sign up for this fun annual trip soon - tickets go fast and we only have a limited number available! Give our office a call at 1-800-223-4269 or  email to reserve your spot today! 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2016

2016 Midwest National Spring Show Rules RULES FOR 2016 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/FairRulesAnimalHealth2016.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. Changing the natural color of the animal is prohibited. However, external applications of cosmetics that affect only appearance may be used, including by way of example hoof polishes and false switches. 2. 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. 3. 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.

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4. Unsportsmanlike conduct by exhibitors. 5. Improper fitting practices such as overfilling and over-bagging. 6. 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 1 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

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show that animal, no violation will have occurred. 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, 2015 - February 29, 2016 2. Fall Heifer Calf - born September 1 - November 30, 2015 3. Summer Yearling Heifer - born June 1 - August 31, 2015 4. Spring Yearling Heifer - born March 1 - May 31, 2015 5. Winter Yearling Heifer - born December 1, 2013 - February 28, 2015 6. Fall Yearling Heifer - born September 1 - November 30, 2014 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, 2014 11. Junior Two Year Old Cow - born March 1 - August 31, 2014 (Must be fresh) 12. Senior Two Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2013 - February 28, 2014 13. Junior Three Year Old Cow - born March 1 - August 31, 2013 14. Senior Three Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013 15. Intermediate & Reserve Intermediate Champion Female (Open Show) 16. Four Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012 17. Five Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2011 18. Six Year Old and Older Cow - born before September 1, 2010 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 this 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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Premise ID #

$30.00/entry if postmarked on or before 4/1/16 $50/entry if postmarked 4/2/16 to 4/8/16 (may not be listed in the show book) $100/entry if postmarked after 4/8/16 (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 ____________________________________________________________________________________

2016 Midwest National Spring Show April 23, 2016 • 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

2016 Midwest National Spring Show Entry Form

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________________________________________________________ FARM NAME _____________________________________________________________________________________

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

Date: _____________________ Date: _____________________

Junior Member Signature: _________________________________________________________ Parent or Guardian of 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.

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. If applicable, the accuser must be willing to provide information in support of a claim that a member has violated this policy. 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. The following procedure is in place if it is determined that a member has violated the alcohol and controlled substance policy: 1. 1st warning, written and verbal, with privileges taken away. The severity of the privileges revoked will be decided by the Board mentioned above. 2. 2nd offense will be looked at by the WHA Board with membership revocation. (Junior membership reinstatement may be requested after revocation of membership by meeting with the WHA Board of Directors)

**A signed & dated Standard Agreement for Owners to Exhibit at Wisconsin Holstein Association Sponsored Show must accompany this entry blank.

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 may subject the junior member to immediate revocation of membership status, including the opportunity of participation in WI Holstein Association sanctioned 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. The following rules shall apply to all junior members: 1. Use or possession of any alcoholic beverage, whether or not in connection with an Association event, 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 Board 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. Members and/or their parents/guardian shall accept any financial responsibility for the enforcement of the provisions herein.

Junior Member Agreement

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 _________________________________________________________________________________


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Chippewa County

District 1 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The April issue will feature District 2 - Buffalo, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau & Vernon counties.

Ashland County

2015 Adult Membership: 5; Jr. Membership: 0

Barron County

2015 Adult Membership: 46; Jr. Membership: 22 Adult Association officers - President: Dean Frisle; Vice President: Scot Hammann; Secretary/Treasurer: Jeff Wille. Junior Association officers - President: Katie Wille; Vice President: Kaylie Hoff; Secretary: Abigail Solum; Treasurer: Allissa Frisle; Holsti-Buck officer: Brooke Hammann; Advisors: Becky Hammann & Leslie Frisle. 2015 brought a couple of new ventures while we continued to support our mainstay projects. We had our annual meeting and lunch in January. The juniors have stepped up their activities and we happily encourage and support them. We assisted, both physically & financially, with a new ice cream stand and freezers. We also match as a scholarship whatever they earn from the juniors. We held our first Futurity class at the county fair; it went over very well and people are looking forward to continuing it. The Wohlk family hosted a Twilight Meeting in August – they provided a farm tour, dairy judging contest, worker auction, lots of door prizes & supper. Our heifer calf project loan program is still being taken advantage of, with two kids purchasing calves this year. Our main fundraisers, the spring and fall Holstein auctions, continue to be profitable for us, our average sale price this fall was just over $2600. We sponsor awards at both the county fair and the WI State Fair. One of our long-time members, Al Frisle, passed away and we started a memorial plaque wall in memory of him. We put a much needed new tin roof on the sales pavilion this fall – it looks great and will last for decades of sales. 2015 was a very re-energizing year for the juniors. We purchased a new ice cream stand and freezers that we use for our main fundraiser selling ice cream cones during the county fair – it was much more comfortable quarters! We started a scholarship program – earning money in a fund while we are in high school for participating in activities throughout the year, and the adults match whatever is earned. Besides serving and selling ice cream sundaes at the June Dairy Breakfast, we added running the lunch stand for the Barron County sales as new fundraisers, as well as organizing our first worker auction at the Twilight Meeting. The group got new T-shirts for all of our members, and if you participate in enough activities in grades 6-8, you will earn a jacket when in high school. We added a holsti-buck officer to our group as a way for younger members to become more involved and learn leadership skills; their responsibility is to remind us to answer holstibuck questions to earn more money to spend at the auctions during convention. During the county fair we announced our first scholarship recipients; passed out cookies, milk and cheese; crowned Abigail Solum as the 2015-2016 Queen; and presented the Friend of the Holstein award to the Jackson family of Jerian Holsteins. The Jackson’s are sponsoring a scholarship for Cow Camp – each junior member’s registration will be paid for the first time they attend. We had two dairy bowl teams, Dairy Jeopardy participants, and some crafts shown at the recent junior convention. We are increasing our membership, as well as the number of members who show at District Show and members who take advantage of the heifer calf project from the adults. 2016 looks to be a great year!

Bayfield County

2015 Adult Membership: 2; Jr. Membership: 0

Burnett County

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2015 Adult Membership: 40; Jr. Membership: 18 Adult Association officers - President: Mike Wachtendonk; Secretary: Erica Ullom; Treasurer: Vivian Thompson; Directors: Liz Mayer & Nick Bohl. Junior Association officers - President: Taylor Hinke; Vice President: Eric Wachtendonk; Secretary: Blayde Bowe; Treasurer: Jacob Maier We have sent out the letters for our annual calf loan. This is a loan set up by the adult county association that we offer to the youth in Chippewa County to be used to buy a Registered Holstein calf. They have two years to pay the loan back interest free. We are working on setting up our annual meeting for this spring.    Our junior association has been busy for the last year working on all the preperations for the 2016 Junior Convention. Last spring we went on some farm tours in the central part of Wisconsin. For a spring fundraiser we clipped for a couple of farms in District 1. At the Northern Wisconsin State Fair we had another succesful Dress A Calf and had a couple of our members interviewed by TV-13.  Looking ahead to this spring’s Farm Tour and showing this summer. 

Dunn County

2015 Adult Membership: 36; Jr. Membership: 8

Eau Claire County

2015 Adult Membership: 16; Jr. Membership: 3 Adult Association officers - President: Donald Honadel; Vice President: Cade Stanek; Secretary: Tamara Smith Schroeder; Treasurer: Joseph Matz.

Pierce/Pepin Counties

2015 Adult Membership: Pierce - 29, Pepin -7; Jr. Membership: Pierce - 16; Pepin - 0 Adult Association officers - President: Tom Knegendorf; Vice President: Peter Coyne; Secretary: Lanette Hodorff; Treasurer: Joshua Sazama; Junior Advisor: Tracy Mitchell.

Polk County

2015 Adult Membership: 40; Jr. Membership: 14

Price County

2015 Adult Membership: 4; Jr. Membership: 0

Rusk County

2015 Adult Membership: 10; Jr. Membership: 0

Sawyer County

2015 Adult Membership: 1; Jr. Membership: 0

St. Croix County

2015 Adult Membership: 48; Jr. Membership: 15

Vilas County

2015 Adult Membership: 1; Jr. Membership: 0

Washburn County

2015 Adult Membership: 1; Jr. Membership: 0

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Candy, Cait „ Cybil Fisher, Calli by Vicki Fletcher


L-Maples R Candy-Red EX-91 3E


Proven champion!

L-Maples Advent Cait-Red

L-Maples Hvezda Calli-Red

EX-91 2E

5-05 2x 305 25,510 3.6 928 3.4 878 Lft: 1525 122,110 9478F 7555P 4x Top 5 at World Dairy Expo Res. All-American R&W Spring Calf 2002 • Absolute calves on the ground


4-06 2x 305 25,520 3.0 774 3.0 775

2-00 2x 349 26,110 3.3 875 3.3 867

Grand Champion, Midwest Summer R&W Show 2012 Reserve Grand Champion, District 5 Show 2012 • Armani, O’Kaliber, Defiant, Hvezda & Goldwyn calves on the ground • Defiant & Goldwyn pregnancies

All-American Spring Calf 2012 Res. All-American Spring Yearling 2013 All-American Junior 2-Year-Old 2014 Supreme Champion, All-American Dairy Show 2015 1st Junior 3-Year-Old & HM Intermediate Champion, Intl. R&W Show 2015 Grand Champion, Royal Winter Fair R&W Show 2015 Nom. All-American B&W Junior 3-Year-Old 2015

Selling in the Wisconsin Futures Sale, February 19 Choice of 4 Defiant females from Advent Cait due September 2016 We are offering your choice of four maternal sisters to Calli - she could be the next national show winner! Candy continues to be flushed - your inquiries are welcome. Stop by on your way to or from the convention in Marshfield to see the calves we have on the ground from this family.

Tom R. Lyon W7141 Eagle Ave., Westfield, WI 53964 Cell 608-219-9787 • Fax 608-296-3437 E-mail: wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2016-25

Level-Plain Head Coin VG-85 VG-MS at 2-08 +2282G +1837M +49F +56P +499NM 2-03 196d 16,568 4.0 655 2.9 473 inc. Headliner x GP-83 Man-O-Man x VG-85 Bret x VG-85 Marathon x EX-93 Spirit ~ Monterey son going to Select Sires

Selling February 19 in the Wisconsin Futures Sale Choice of 4 full sisters by Monterey born April, June or July ’15, +2538 to +2560G

Level Plain Holsteins Keith & Nicole Nettekoven

W3938 Schaefer Rd., Menasha, WI 54952 608-434-4283 •

To the WI Futures Sale Jenny-Lou-KJ Kingboy Anime-ET born 9/8/15   *RC +2429 GTPI +4.6PL +2.70 SCS +1.1DPR +2.89 PTAT +2.76 UDC +2.48 FLC This calf is ultra-fancy and could make a great Junior State Fair opportunity!

Ms Apples Anessa photo by Sarah Damrow

EX-90 *RC 3-03 3x 365 38,820 4.7 1834 3.4 1328

Anessa went EX during our December classification and looks better than ever and is an 8th generation EX Apple. She is making her biggest record to date with a January test of 157 lbs. with a 6.4%F. A full sister to 7HO11703 Armani at Select Sires, Anessa puts it all together and will be back on an IVF program soon. We hope you can make it to Marshfield on February 19 to “pick an Apple” and listen to Mark Tauscher!

Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mitch Breunig

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

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Ke-o J

Kevin Jorgensen 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 920-210-3992

Focus on

Reproduction In August of 2015, ABS Global launched TransitionRight Genetics, a patent pending and proprietary index that offers a genetic solution to dairy producers that helps prevent multiple post-calving metabolic disorders that occur during a cow’s transition period. We spoke with Mitch Amundson, ABS Global’s Global Dairy Brand Manager, about the development of this index and how Holstein breeders can utilize this information within their herd. Q: Why did ABS Global feel it was important to bring the TransitionRight index to the market? ABS saw customer needs that weren’t able to be fulfilled with current industry traits or indices. Transition health disorders cost our customers serious time, money and productivity. With 75% of disease in dairy cows occurring in the first 30 days in milk and as many as 50% of high-producing cows affected, transition cow disorders take a major toll on dairy operations as well as their bottom line. Overall, research on the transition period for dairy cattle has been evolving for more than a decade and involves academia and allied industry. Unfortunately little (if any) focus has been on the role genetics plays in this… until now. Q: Can you explain the ranking system and what traits make a bull’s TransitionRight index higher or lower? ABS has been providing customers with the Real World Data® Sire Fertility star rankings for nearly three years with excellent feedback from customers all around the world. The Real World Data Sire Fertility ranking offers ABS customers the advantages of accuracy, reliability, and timeliness of fertility data. We chose to provide our customers with the same easy-to-understand approach with TransitionRight. The key disorders we are able to address through TransitionRight are Mastitis, Metritis, and Ketosis. The most common cited costs in the US for each of these diseases is $200 for a clinical case of mastitis, $290 for a case of Ketosis, and $350 for a case of Metritis. ABS has compiled over 22 million cow records from over 1,400 herds around the world. These herds average 1,500 cows in size so we can see genetic trends throughout this large data set. Our customers should understand that we have data on more sires than just genetics from ABS as 60% of the sires represented in the rankings are from other AI companies, however we only publish information on our ABS sires. Q: Talk about a few of the bulls offered with a high TransitionRight index that a Registered Holstein breeder focused on type might be able to utilize? How about some for the breeders focused on production? For Type: 29HO16955 View-Home MONTEREY-ET - 5-star McCutchen x VG-86 DOM Robust x VG-87 Zenith x VG-86 DOM Shottle A high TPI bull that’s over +3.00 PTAT and UDC, Monterey combines great health traits with a higher type option that Registered Holstein breeders are looking for. 29HO17576 Sandy-Valley DREAMWEAVER-ET - 5-star Supersire x VG-87 Altameteor x EX-94 Sandy x EX-92 GMD DOM Shottle Bred by Wisconsin Holstein breeders the Bauer family of Scandinavia, Dreamweaver is from the Debbie Jo’s at Regancrest.

TransitionRight Economic Sire Ranking Star Ranking


Sire Ranking

Expected Economic Impact per Lactation

Top 10%

$100 savings


$50 savings

Average 40%



$50 cost

Bottom 10%

$100 cost

At a typical incidence rate of 15%, a 500-cow herd can lose over $26,000 in reduced productivity, treatment costs and herd loss from metritis alone.

94HO17998 Maverick CRUSH - 5-star Doorman x VG-85 Numero Uno x VG-87-2Y Atwood x VG-86-2Y DOM Shottle x EX-95 3E DOM Pine-Shelter Cheyenne (Grand Champion, WDE 2003) With +3.50 PTAT, Crush is a great option for type breeders, with a WDE champion in his pedigree. His Atwood granddam is one of the highest PTAT cows in the breed. For Production: 29HO17964 Seagull-Bay-MJ SOLARIS-ET - 5-star Supersire x Numero Uno x VG-88 DOM Dorcy x EX Ramos One of the most exciting sires to be released in 2015, Solaris is from a branch of the Rudy Missy family. He is a profit package, with elite production and components. 29HO17572 Seagul-Bay SECRETARIAT-ET - 5-star Dean x EX GMD DOM Planet x VG-86 Shottle x VG-86 GMD DOM O Man Secretariat is a son of Ammon-Peachey Shauna-ET, EX-90 GMD DOM, and another branch of the Rudy Missy family. Outstanding for milk and health traits! Q: How would a producer start incorporating these sires into their breeding program? What is the benefit and or potential cost savings of incorporating TransitionRight sires into a breeding program? The economic impact of genetics on cow transition health is significant for any size dairy operation. By choosing a 5-star sire, your operation is projected to save $100 in preventive or reactive costs per cow per lactation over a breed-average 3-star sire. If you use a 5-star sire in place of a single-star TransitionRight sire, you will see a $200 cost saving per lactation through the efficiencies gained in transition cow genetics. Q: Is there any other info you’d like to share with our readers? As you can imagine, the excitement level has been growing with each day as more and more customers are learning about and using TransitionRight. I encourage all of you to speak to your ABS representative today about what this new tool can offer your herd. ABS is the only genetic company equipped to offer transition cow help through our genetics. This is the new way. Don’t wait to react, prevent through genetics. Learn more at

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Kellercrest Levi Lilac VG-85 2-05 297d 31,307 4.6 1432 3.1 984 4,584 pts. Kellercrest Reg. Holsteins, Inc., Mt. Horeb Kellercrest Punch Lotus-ET VG-86 1-11 305d 34,620 3.8 1328 2.9 1014 4,535 pts. Kellercrest Reg. Holsteins, Inc., Mt. Horeb Milksource Observer Rosa-ET VG-85 2-03 305d 30,184 3.7 1110 3.0 918 4,228 pts. Ted & Kristie Court

Senior Two Year Olds Junior Two Year Olds

Lars-Acres Argon Tierni-ET GP-83 2-00 305d 44,780 4.6 2063 3.7 1596 5,823 pts. Aaron Hass, Evansville Regancrest Mgul Breshana-ET VG-88 2-01 305d 34,470 4.7 1632 3.1 1073 4,967 pts. Kellercrest Reg. Holsteins, Inc., Mt. Horeb Ever-Green-View ASP VG-86 2-02 305d 43,205 3.5 1527 2.9 1227 4,966 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Broeks Jasmine-ET VG-88 2-04 305d 35,497 4.5 1591 3.1 1082 4,899 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Siemers Mogul 19120 VG-85 2-00 301d 42,710 3.4 1442 3.0 1273 4,863 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton Ever-Green-View Locket-ET VG-88 2-02 305d 36,175 4.0 1458 2.9 1044 4,746 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Siemers Gwyn Glam-Dream-ET VG-88 2-11 298d 43,660 4.2 1854 3.0 1312 5,362 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton Siemers Adrenalin 17041 VG-85 2-11 305d 47,360 3.6 1704 2.8 1315 5,141 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton Dinomi Mom Snow Bunny GP-82 2-10 305d 36,300 4.5 1636 3.0 1096 4,816 pts. Kellercrest Reg. Holsteins, Inc., Mt. Horeb Ever-Green-View Angola-ET VG-86 2-11 305d 34,641 4.3 1469 3.0 1031 4,702 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Junior Three Year Olds

Legacy-Sch Gerard 7642 EX-90 3-01 305d 40,954 4.9 1998 3.6 1474 5,732 pts. Legacy Farms, Shell Lake Ever-Green-View Annex-ET VG-86 3-04 305d 48,187 3.9 1846 3.1 1448 5,448 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Legacy-Sch Gerard 7748 VG-87 2-00 305d 33,473 3.94 1318 3.35 1123 4,661 pts. Legacy Farms, Shell Lake

Joliam Braxton 4102 VG-87 3-02 305d 45,692 3.9 1777 3.1 1371 5,340 pts. Jessica & Nicole Pralle, Humbird

Siemers Large Dona GP-82 1-11 305d 41,950 3.5 1452 2.7 1116 4,650 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Joliam Alexander 3986 VG-88 3-01 305d 47,800 3.6 1709 2.9 1380 5,315 pts. Selz Farm Inc., Humbird

Ever-Green-View Aplck-ET VG-86 2-03 305d 33,665 4.2 1398 3.1 1045 4,641 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Siemers Damascus VG-85 3-04 305d 50,270 3.5 1740 2.8 1400 5,270 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Siemers Manitoba 18876-TW GP-81 1-11 305d 42,070 3.4 1424 2.6 1107 4,629 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Ever-Green-View Angora-ET EX-90 3-04 305d 44,733 3.6 1558 3.2 1370 5,194 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

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MS Lollipop-ET VG-87 3-02 305d 41,643 4.2 1722 3.3 1298 5,190 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Siemers Bookem Bara 17442 VG-87 3-01 305d 51,185 3.1 1583 2.7 1373 5,138 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton Broeks Aloha-ET VG-86 3-04 305d 43,229 3.8 1651 3.1 1306 5,101 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Ever-Green-View Daphne-ET VG-87 3-03 305d 40,659 3.8 1444 3.2 1240 4,854 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Meado-Brook Bolton 4614 VG-86 3-03 305d 44,365 3.1 1373 3.0 1312 4,845 pts. Peter & Shellie Kappelman, Manitowoc Kellercrest Robust Darcy-ET VG-86 3-02 305d 33,900 4.5 1525 3.1 1048 4,767 pts. Kellercrest Reg. Holsteins, Inc, Mt. Horeb Meado-Brook Trigger Babylon VG-85 3-05 302d 38,384 3.5 1352 3.1 1183 4,677 pts. Mitchell Kappelman, Manitowoc Marshland Lauthority Jazz EX-91 3-00 305d 33,584 3.7 1246 3.1 1046 4,596 pts. Marshland Farms Inc., Cushing Milksource Dty Tanya-Red-ET EX-92 3-03 283d 26,062 5.1 1342 3.5 915 4,577 pts. Cathryn & Christopher Gunst, Pine River Meado-Brook Kid 4871 VG-88 3-02 301d 39,616 2.7 1078 3.0 1179 4,479 pts. Peter & Shellie Kappelman, Manitowoc

Senior Three Year Olds

Webb-Vue Observer Iva-ET EX-91 3-08 305d 55,415 3.4 1880 3.0 1636 5,786 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Siemers Goldwyn Go-Girl-ET EX-90 3-11 305d 46,840 4.0 1855 3.1 1475 5,596 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton Broeks Apricot-ET EX-91 3-09 305d 43,151 4.2 1775 3.4 1406 5,463 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Legacy-Sch Gerard 7501 EX-91 3-06 305d 43,941 3.9 1709 3.3 1445 5,444 pts. Legacy Farms, Shell Lake

Kellercrest Jeeves Anika EX-90 4-07 305d 35,490 5.3 1870 3.3 1180 5,855 pts. Kellercrest Reg. Holsteins, Inc., Mt. Horeb

Joliam Raven-Red EX-93 5-06 305d 42,020 5.0 2103 3.1 1290 6,293 pts. Jessica & Nicole Pralle, Humbird

Glenmark Jost Donut-ET EX-90 3-07 305d 45,316 3.8 1706 3.2 1424 5,394 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Ever-Green-View LePlume-ET VG-87 4—08 305d 50,306 3.2 1623 2.9 1453 5,806 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Siemers Toystory 13374 VG-85 5-01 305d 49,910 4.1 2054 3.1 1529 6,257.5 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Meado-Brook Dorcy 4684-ET EX-90 3-11 305d 39,240 3.3 1282 3.0 1196 5,298 pts. Peter & Shellie Kappelman, Manitowoc

Joliam Shot Pepper 3729-ET EX-92 4-04 305d 33,235 5.5 1821 3.5 1111 5,799.5 pts Jessica & Nicole Pralle, Humbird

Ammon-Peachy Mallory-ET EX-91 5-06 305d 44,806 4.8 2.30 3.2 1381 6,249 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Ever-Green-View Large VG-89 3-09 305d 40,133 4.6 1817 3.1 1203 5,250 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Ryan-Crest Sanz Extacy-ET EX-92 4-08 305d 37,125 4.5 1675 3.3 1184 5,727 pts. Chad & Amy Ryan and Tim, Barb & Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac

Ever-Green-View Elaina-ET EX-92 5-00 305d 41,462 4.8 2073 3.1 1265 6,205.5 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Broeks Minny EX-91 3-09 305d 47,579 3.1 1447 3.0 1408 5,141 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Meado-Brook Freddie 4763 VG-85 3-08 305d 44,869 3.4 1522 3.0 1329 4,971 pts. Peter & Shellie Kappelman, Manitowoc Kellercrest Domain Larame VG-88 3-07 305d 42,120 3.3 1398 2.7 1140 4,732 pts. Kellercrest Reg. Holsteins, Inc., Mt. Horeb Meado-Brook Al 4729 VG-86 3-08 301d 39,846 3.4 1359 3.0 1200 4,729 pts. Peter & Shellie Kappelman, Manitowoc

Four Year Olds

Valley-Drive Sanchez Bolero EX-91 4-06 305d 56,803 3.7 2060 3.0 1642 6,539.5 pts. Valley Drive Holsteins, LLC, Campbellsport Siemers Razor Global 14920 VG-85 4-04 305d 52,540 4.1 2179 2.8 1477 6,331 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Ms Marlex-ET EX-90 4-07 305d 41,446 3.8 1592 3.0 1266 5,676 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Hi-Lo-Valley Alex Luvable EX-90 4-09 305d 42,072 4.0 1661 2.8 1183 5,649 pts. Ashley Yager, Highland

Cava-Lanes Merlin Dolly-ET EX-92 5-00 305d 41,017 4.4 1834 3.1 1239 5,940.5 pts. Wilstar Holsteins & Troy Opsal, Pine River Kamps Hollow Weigland AJ-ET EX-95 5-06 305d 36,120 3.9 1419 3.0 1076 5,457.5 pts. Ryan & Troy Weigel, Platteville

MDF Goldwyn Breezier 39-ET EX-92 4-03 305d 37,678 4.0 1484 3.0 1123 5,477 pts. Matthew, Elizabeth, Cathryn & Christopher Gunst, Pine River

Meado-Brook Damion 4218 EX-91 5-07 305d 41,683 2.8 1166 3.0 1243 5,246.5 pts. Eric Kappelman, Manitowoc

Meado-Brook Carnival 4432 VG-85 4-09 305d 36,523 4.2 1517 3.4 1257 5,424 pts. Peter & Shellie Kappelman, Manitowoc

Kellercrest Planet Lynch-ET EX-90 5-10 305d 40,350 3.7 1512 2.7 1107 5,424 pts. Kellercrest Reg. Holsteins, Inc., Mt. Horeb

Kellercrest Sanchez Bridie EX-91 4-10 305d 36,920 3.9 1443 2.9 1061 5,341.5 pts. Kimberly Keller, Mt. Horeb

Six to Nine Year Olds

Meado-Brook Jeeves 4517 VG-87 4-09 305d 36,414 3.4 1236 3.0 1098 5,046.5 pts. Peter & Shellie Kappelman, Manitowoc

Five Year Olds

Farnear Shottle Favorite-ET VG-87 8-01 305d 48,434 5.3 2724 3.0 1424 6,861 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Legacy-Sch 6761 EX-90 6-02 305d 48,206 4.4 2128 3.3 1572 6,505 pts. Legacy Farms, Shell Lake

Tramilda-N Eno-ET EX-91 5-06 305d 44,205 4.8 2124 3.3 1437 6,399 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Jeta Bambi-ET VG-85 7-10 305d 41,645 5.7 2371 3.4 1422 6,470.5 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Legacy-Sch Alton 7311 VG-88 4-02 305d 40,828 4.6 1890 3.6 1456 6,093 pts. Legacy Farms, Shell Lake

Siemers Planet Hosta 14294 EX-91 5-00 284d 50,560 4.1 2069 2.8 1422 6,328.5 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Siemers Laramee Sweety-ET EX-90 6-02 283d 51,639 3.6 1870 2.7 1387 6,062 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Ms Ryan-Crest Energize-ET EX-90 4-02 305d 42,799 4.5 1928 3.1 1328 6,061 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Morningview Jeevs Jammin-ET EX-90 5-06 305d 41,667 5.0 2113 3.2 1380 6,298 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Ms Siemers Mgr Opera-ET VG-86 7-02 286d 48,519 4.2 2038 2.7 1308 6,026 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Siemers Ashock Has 15275 EX-90 4-00 305d 47,300 3.9 1854 2.8 1303 5,987 pts. Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Ms Lenara-ET EX-92 5-02 305d 44,666 4.6 2.54 3.1 1374 6,296 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Ever-Green-View Charm-ET VG-88 6-09 305d 48,779 3.5 1684 3.7 1437 5,863 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo

Joliam Gold Phab 3767-ET EX-91 4-06 305d 37,841 5.1 1938 3.6 1330 6,105.5 pts Jessica & Nicole Pralle, Humbird

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Six to Nine Year Olds (cont.)

Ever-Green-View Simple-ET VG-85 9-01 305d 44,710 3.7 1637 3.1 1296 5,583 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Hi-Lo-Valley Tal Victory-ET VG-86 6-09 305d 38,063 4.45 1692 3.06 1165 5,537 pts. Ashley Yager, Highland Kellercrest Keller Britt-TW VG-87 6-01 305d 41,240 3.8 1572 2.8 1142 5,426.5 pts. Kellercrest Reg. Holsteins, Inc., Mt. Horeb

Meado-Brook Affirmed 3848 VG-88 7-05 305d 38,542 3.8 1447 3.2 1225 5,414.5 pts. Peter & Shelly Kappelman, Manitowoc Ladys-Manor Marcie Babe-ET VG-86 9-04 305d 40,479 3.6 1443 2.9 1153 5,366 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Meado-Brook Mac 3997 VG-87 6-00 305d 38,720 3.4 1300 3.0 1158 5,170.5 pts. Peter & Shellie Kappelman, Manitowoc

10 Years & Older

Ms Lidia-ET EX-90 12-6 305d 35,650 4.5 1599 3.2 1143 5,547 pts. Tom Kestell, Waldo Selz Pralle Marty 2243 VG-87 12-8 305d 33,459 3.9 1306 2.7 884 4,902.5 pts Selz-Pralle Dairy, Humbird

by Ashley Yager

Matt Nunes and C Hanoverhill Tony Rae, Chippewa Falls, WI If you work in the dairy industry, especially as a producer or Registered Holstein breeder, chances are high that one cow played a special part in making the decision to have a career in agriculture. The Wisconsin Holstein Association is pleased to announce the #OneBlackandWhite campaign, focusing on that one black and white Holstein cow that changed a life. Whether a show stopper, first Registered Holstein calf, or the genomic star that started it all, they all have a place in the industry and the opportunity to change a life. These black and white beauties have inspired us and their breeders and owners, and in 2016 we’re taking advantage of the opportunity to share their stories. To kick off the campaign, we took the chance to visit with Matt Nunes of Scientific Holsteins near Chippewa Falls. Matt and his family have built their legacy around one cow family that continues to inspire them with each passing generation. While Scientific Debutante RaeET *RC, EX-92, has become a household name, the #OneBlackandWhite that started it all was a fourth generation Roxy – C Hanoverhill Tony Rae, EX-96 3E GMD DOM 5*. “My dad was a major influence that taught me how to look for and breed the right cows. Roxy (Glenridge Citation Roxy, EX-97 Queen of the Breed) had every quality I looked for in a cow, and it was always my dream to own a Roxy,” Matt remembers. “When I had the chance to work the 1987 Hanoverhill Dispersal Sale in Canada, I was there two weeks before the sale and had a chance to get a great look at two great young heifers from the Roxy family – a full sister to Raider and Tony Rae. When you looked underneath, Tony Rae had great udder promise, along with a hard top, and a little slope to the rump. She was by a good bull, and her young dam had a ton of promise.” Little did Matt know once he purchased his ‘second choice,’ Tony Rae, where he would be today. “The heifers sold back to back in the sale, with Raider’s sister selling first for over $30,000. I was fortunate to take Tony Rae home about half that,” Matt recalls. Almost 30 years later, close to 90% of the Scientific Holsteins herd can be traced back to Tony Rae. Her offspring and descendants have been sold all over the world and have had multiple success stories from bulls making A.I. lineups to daughters winning on the tanbark. Matt said it best when he compared Registered Holsteins to “a disease with no cure.” He and wife Mandy, along with their four 30–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2016

daughters, have called Wisconsin and the Midwest home for over twelve years. “People have to follow their passion, stick to their guns and do what they believe in,” Matt commented. “Our greatest success has come when we stick to the cow we’re breeding for, keeping high type in mind.” We hope to see more things from this family and #OneBlackandWhite star for years to come.

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Wisconsin Holstein Young Adult Members Featured Young Farmer Front Page Holseins, Gary & Patty Edelburg Family Gary and Patty Edelburg haven’t been farming as long as some in the business, but that does not change their passion for working with good cows and the pride they take in running their own operation. The Edelburgs purchased a nice herd of Registered Holsteins from Bob Williams in 2003. They were able to house their small herd at the Karl and Barb Wogsland farm (Railane Holsteins), where they worked at the time. Gary and Patty began the search for a farm of their own in 2000, and in June of 2008, they were able to purchase their current farm. They started milking just 65 cows and grew their herd buying animals occasionally, in addition to the purchase of a nice herd of cows from South Dakota. Their current herd totals 130 cows with about 85% registered. Gary and Patty have 280 total head of cattle, and farm 350 acres. When it comes to getting things done, Gary and Patty take a lot of pride in the fact they are both able to do just about everything on the farm. That way, when one of them has to leave for meetings, the other can run the farm without issues. The Edelburg’s twins, Angie and Luke, also help at home when they can. Gary and Patty employ three part time students from UW-Stevens Point. The Edelburgs milk every morning, feed all the calves, cows and heifers. They also do most of their own cow health work and breeding, in addition to tillage work, planting, and cutting hay. They do utilize custom harvesting. The Edelburg’s success is propelled by their enjoyment of working with good cows. They admit it is fun to go to the barn in the morning and work with ‘pretty’ cows. They are slowly growing their good cow families and buying into more, and they enjoy watching the good families grow. What makes Gary and Patty so unique is that they started their operation from scratch, on their own. Although both of them grew up on dairy farms, neither of them had a family farm to return to after college. Patty’s parents sold their family farm while she was in school, and Gary’s brother had taken over his and at the time was raising beef. When they started in 2008 milk prices were very good, but six months into their venture they hit $9.00. The Edelburgs struggled through their startup year with milk prices at an alltime low, but they were able to endure that and the drought of 2012. The Edelburgs admit that their passion runs deep through their veins. They enjoy the chance to be their own boss, and that every day there is something new to do. Gary and Patty find it easier to work and talk with cows on a daily basis rather than people. Having their kids with them, working with them, and raising them on the farm is priceless. Both Angie and Luke love it and are proud of being farm kids, and physically being able to work outside is a huge benefit for the entire family. Gary and Patty hope to continue working with good cattle, and are looking forward to marketing cow families in the future. The kids are really enjoying showing at the county 32–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2016

fairs, and its been great for the Edelburgs to have good, home grown animals that the kids can compete with. While the farm has kept the family busy, they have still found time to be involved locally and on the Portage County Holstein Board. Patty was also the District 4 secretary/treasurer for six years. She also serves on the Farmers Union state board and the WI Farm Service Agency State Committee. When asked what the biggest challenge in the industry is, Gary and Patty believe the difficulty lies in getting and keeping young people involved. Dairy farms are declining at a drastic rate in Wisconsin, and unless young people have a farm to go back to, its is very difficult to get started. Dairy farming is a capitally intensive business, and FSA has a great beginning farmer program but it doesn’t work for everyone. The availability of credit and getting banks to believe in young producers is a huge challenge. New producers need to be able to sell themselves to the bankers, and a lot of the time that may mean just getting help figuring out how to do that. Education is often the key. An inspiring member of the Holstein business that has influenced the Edelburg family is Steve Langteau. Steve (Gary’s brother-in-law) helped to get Gary interested when he was in High School. Both Gary and Patty were involved in the dairy club at UWRiver Falls. After college, Karl and Barb Wogsland really helped the Edelburgs get their start. Barb was very engaged and encouraged Gary and Patty to get involved. In addition, Bob Williams and George Trzebiatowski were there for the Edelburgs to talk Holsteins whenever needed. Gary and Patty are hoping to grow their operation in the future. They would like to build a new barn to focus more on cow comfort. The would also like to grow their good cow families, obtain new good cow families, and someday market them as they grow. Their twins are freshmen, and both have interest in farming in the future. The Edelburgs hope to make that possible for their children. photos by FarmGirl Photography

2015 Royal Winter Fair the Tradition Continues

A group of Wisconsin Holstein enthusiasts and friends made their annual treck to Toronto for the Royal Winter Fair. The group consisted of Al Silverthorn, Joe Hughes, Mike Christhof, Gene Nehls, Dean Solie, Chuck Westphal and Dave Rose from Wisconsin, and fellow Holstein breeder Chad Harris from Utah. The delegation spent several days visiting outstanding Holstein farms and two days at the Royal Winter Fair for the Red Holstein show, Black & White show, the Sale of Stars and the horse shows. The group visited the following Holstein farms: Bossdale, Quality Farms, Faris-View, Sunnymaple, Elmcroft, AliDale Farms, Phoenixholm, Raivue, Loa-De-Mead, High Point, Kingsway, Ron Beth, Crowvally, Holtbyholme, Altona Lee, Erbcrest, Claynook, Walnutlawn, Smithden, Fraedon, Darcroft, Hanalee and Cavanaleck. Several of the participants have been to the Royal several times. For Dave Rose, it’s 51 years - never a year missed for 51 years! A great and enjoyable time was had by all. What happens in Canada, stays in Canada! Plans are already being made for next year.

Tour stops at Kingsway Farm (above) and Crowvalley (bottom). Both farms had great people, great Holsteins, beautiful facilities and lots of Excellents, All-Americans and All-Canadians. These were just two of the many great Canadian Holstein farms the group visited.

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Kati's Calf-eine Hello Holstein friends! My name is Kati Kindschuh and I feel truly honored to have the opportunity to serve all of you as the 2016 Wisconsin Holstein Princess. I hail from Brownsville, Wis., in rural Fond du Lac County. Together with my parents, David and Dianne, and three older siblings, we own and operate Sterling Stock Farm which is home to 60 Holstein and Jersey cows. For those of you who do not know me yet, I love a good cup of coffee surrounded by good friends. So I hope you enjoy a good cup of coffee or warm drink of your choice as you read my column. Currently I am a sophomore in college, earning my associates degree at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac while still living and working at home. After I earn my associate’s degree, I will be transferring to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where I will study Agricultural Education and Agricultural Journalism. Unlike many of my fellow Junior Holstein members, I did not get involved in the association at a real young age. It wasn’t until my older sister got involved and went to convention that I was pushed to become active in my county association. But after a few short months and a few activities, I was hooked and never looked back. I am truly looking forward to this year serving as Princess because I will now have the opportunity to truly experience everything that this great association has to offer, all while being with all of you! From cow camp, shows and more, I cannot wait to meet so many new people in the name of Holsteins. A big pat on the back to all of the juniors who attended convention hosted by Chippewa County in the Wisconsin Dells. Our association is looking bright with so many juniors involved in the various contests at convention! It’s inspiring to see so many new faces at convention. I encourage all of you to mingle with other counties at events, stay in touch and don’t be afraid to try something new this year! Our next event on the agenda is the adult convention hosted in Marshfield on Feb. 19-20 by Wood County. This is Paige and I’s first event as royalty and we could not be more excited to get started. Please stop and say hi while you’re there! Planning a neat event this year? If so and you’d like either Paige or myself in attendance, head over the royalty request page found on under the “Contact Us” tab. We’d love to come and be part of your event! Also, be sure to stay up to date with Paige and me as we post on our Wisconsin Holstein Princess page on Facebook. Until next coffee hour, Kati Kindschuh

Paige’s Pastures

Hello fellow Holstein enthusiasts! My name is Paige Nelson and I am honored and humbled to have been selected to serve as your 2016 Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant. I reside with my mom Tracy, and my three younger siblings (Hannah - 16, Mitchell - 14, and Levi - 9) in Pierce County, just east of Ellsworth on our small hobby farm, which my mom affectionately refers to as a “farmette”, where we raise show heifers. I am also actively involved on my grandparents farm, Ter-Rae Farms Inc., just north of us in New Richmond. Currently I am a senior at Ellsworth High School and will be graduating in May. After high school I plan to pursue a degree in dairy science and or agricultural business. Along with Junior Holsteins, I am also extremely active in 4-H and my school’s FFA chapter where I currently serve as president. Holsteins have always been a significant part of my life, but I never understood how impactful they would be until I became an active member of the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association around the age of nine. I started showing at district, state, and national shows around the age of nine as well as participating in my first convention around the same time. I spend most of my summer showing around the state and attending Wisconsin Holstein events, but I am looking forward to attending events this year as Wisconsin Holstein royalty. Most of all I am looking forward to interacting with all of you whether it be at cow camp, shows, barn meetings, the picnic, or other events throughout the year. I am excited for the opportunity to spend so much time with the WHA staff, Kati, consumers, and of course with 34–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2016

youth and adult members who have the same passion for the Holstein cow that I have. I would like to thank Chippewa County for hosting a great convention in Wisconsin Dells, along with congratulating all the juniors who were recognized for their various accomplishments and hard work throughout the year. It was great to see everyone, and I hope to meet more of the junior members this year. I also would like to thank all of the individuals who were vital resources to me as I ran for this position whether you fixed my hair, or gave me advice. I can’t wait to see many of your familiar faces and new faces throughout the year. Paige Nelson The University of


STUDENT PROFILE Name: Carlista Bosshard Hometown: La Crosse, WI School: La Crosse Aquinas High School Class Size: 85 Major: Dairy Science & Global Health Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? After attending the University of Colorado my freshman year, I decided to transfer to UW-Madison because I knew I would have a more fulfilling experience pursing a degree in CALS and I would be able to enjoy numerous opportunities working with some of the best dairy science professors. What has been your most memorable college experience? My most memorable college experience so far has been traveling to Nicaragua last summer to fulfill my field study requirement for my Global Health Certificate. I was able to incorporate sustainable agricultural practices in local schools and communities and help promote water stewardship. What has been your favorite course? My favorite class at UW-Madison has been Dairy Science 101: Intro to Animal Science because it gave me such a wonderful hands-on experience I wasn’t able to get growing up in the city and not on a farm. It was after this course that I knew my passion was for agriculture and that I was in the right major. What are your future career goals? After I graduate in spring, I have not decided what path I will take, but I hope to use my degree to enhance the dairy industry somehow. I would like to try to work or do research involving reproduction and genetics.

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


2016 JAC Committee Members Nicole Pralle – Northwest My name is Nicole Pralle and I am the 19-year-old daughter of Scott and Pam Pralle. I grew up on my family’s 400-cow Registered Holstein farm in Humbird, Wis. Currently I am a freshman at UW-Madison majoring in dairy science with a business emphasis. I am very involved in the Association of Women in Agriculture, National AgriMarketing Association, Badger Dairy Club, and Collegiate Farm Bureau. I am immensely excited to be a part of the JAC committee and cannot wait to get started! Zach Tolzman – Southwest My name is Zach Tolzman, and I am the 18-year-old son of Scott and Denise Tolzman. I am a senior at Dodgeville High School. Next year I plan on attending the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for Ag Business. I cannot wait to serve as your southwest Wisconsin JAC.

Katie Bauer – Northeast

My name is Katie Bauer and I am the 19-year-old daughter of Patrick and Tammy Bauer of Scandinavia, Wis. I grew up on and work on my family’s farm, Sandy-Valley Farms, where we milk 400 Registered Holsteins. On the farm, I work closely with the calves and youngstock, and enjoy showing cattle at the county, district and state levels. I am currently a second year student at UW-Madison’s Farm and Industry Short Course, where I am pursuing dairy farm management. I look forward to putting my leadership skills to work at the state level, and am excited to serve as a JAC! Joseph Opsal – Southeast My name is Joseph Opsal, and I am the 18-year-old son of Troy Opsal and Jane Sarbacker. I live on my family’s farm, Opsals Ridge Registered Holsteins in Blue Mounds. I am currently a senior at Mt. Horeb High School. After graduation, I plan to attend UW-Platteville to major in Dairy Science. I am involved and have held numerous offices in my 4-H, FFA, and Dane County Junior Holstein organizations. I cannot wait to see what the next two years have in store and I am honored to serve as your southeast district JAC!

JAC Contact Information Southeast Kristen Broege, Chair – Joseph Opsal - Southwest Logan Voigts, Vice Chair – Zach Tolzman – Northwest Rachel Coyne, Finance – Nicole Pralle, Secretary – Northeast Andrew Greenfield – Katie Bauer –

Scholarship Opportunities

The 2016 Wisconsin Holstein Scholarship applications are due March 1, 2016. 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 additional memorial scholarships available, including the Brad Fust Memorial Scholarship, John Klossner Memorial Scholarship, John Selz Memorial Scholarship, and two memorial scholarships for two-year and short course schooling, the Marlowe Nelson and Dorris Morris Memorial Scholarships. Also available is the John and Isabelle Ames Memorial Scholarship. The John and Isabelle Ames Memorial Scholarship requires a separate application process from the Wisconsin Holstein sponsored awards. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for funding education!

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Congratulations WHA Junior Raffle Winners and Thank You Sponsors Grand Prize Winner of Heifer Calf from Matt, Molly & Ben Dorshorst – Shelly Hart, Galesville Clark County Basket – Liz Doornink Movie Night Basket – Savanna Ridge Ice Cream Basket – Joseta Halbur Milking Basket – Hannah Hensel Badger Basket – Ashton Haack UW-Men’s Hockey Tickets – Selz Farm Badger Dairy Club Basket – Paige Proctor Accelerated Certificate – Greta Greif Wisconsin Holstein News Advertising Certificate – Brianna Meyer Country Today Certificate – Marcy Trubshaw Hoard’s Educational Package – Greta Greif Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin ($25 Culvers gift card) – Shelly Hart World Dairy Expo passes – Gregg Christensen Berres Brothers Basket – Kaylee Ferfecki East Central/Select Sires Certificate – John Judd Sexing Technologies Certificate – Jim Hanke Cheese Basket – Kate Greif Fudge Basket – James & Sarah Neuser ABS Certificate – Kenadee Weigel UW-Platteville Basket – Bob Schauf Holiday Basket – Mark Weier wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2016-35


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Editor’s Comments

This month brings the first of many Holstein activities scheduled for this spring. I hope you’ll take a day or two and join us in Marshfield for the WHA Convention. Friday will be filled with committee meetings, the Futures Sale and guest speakers Kim Bremmer and Mark Tauscher. Saturday activities include an early-bird panel discussion, the annual meeting and great farm tours. Wood County has been working hard to put together a great convention and it should be a fun weekend to socialize with other Holstein Breeders. March will be packed with many county club sales as well as the WHA Barn Meetings. Dates are not set yet for the barn meetings, but watch our website and the March issue for more information on those. If you have a date that you’d like added to our calendar of events, please give us a call. The March issue will also be a Midwest Holsteins issue so if you have a spring sale consignment or some herd updates you’d like to get the word out about, please give me a call to reserve your ad space. Don’t forget we have an early deadline for this issue, so call or email by February 5. Thank you to all those that submitted entries for our annual cover contest. I’ll print the other winning entries in the March issue. This issue also includes the rules and entry form for the Midwest National Spring Show coming up in April. The online entry system will be available again this year and the link will be posted on our website after March 1. We’ve added a couple new features in this issue - a #OneBlack&White story and the Focus on Reproduction column. If you have a story suggestion for a #OneBlack&White that changed your life or someone else’s please give us a call - we’re looking for story ideas to help promote WHA and the Registered Holstein cow. Until next time...

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February 2016 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 19-20 WHA Convention, Holiday Inn Marshfield, Marshfield, hosted by Wood Co., 715-486-1500 19 Wisconsin Futures Sale, Marshfield, 6:00 p.m. 27 UW-River Falls Falcon Premier Sale, River Falls, managed by UW-River Falls Dairy Club & assisted by Tom Morris Ltd. March 2016 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon & Wood counties 5 Purple Ribbon Classic Sale, Marshfield, managed by Wood Area Holstein Breeders 5 Butlerview Dispersal, Elkhorn, managed by Butler Auctions LLC 19 Green|Rock Cattle Sale, WI Farm Auction Facility, Brooklyn, 12 noon 19 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, Weyauwega 25 Spring Fashions at the Northern, Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Fond du Lac, 11 a.m. 25-26 Milksource TAG Event Sale, Kaukauna April 2016 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 2 Hammer Time at Heritage, hosted by Hammertime Holsteins & Heritage Holsteins, Whitewater 7 Our Favorite Holsteins Herd Reductions Sale, Fall Creek 9 RedFest at Crescentmead, Ixonia, 12:00 noon 9 Barron County Spring Classic, Barron Pavilion 23 Midwest National Spring Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison May 2016 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 21 71st Dodgeramma, Beaver Dam Future Dates Junior Convention Jan. 6-8, 2017 Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wis. Dells, hosted by Dane County Junior Holstein Association Adult Convention Feb. 24-25, 2017 Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, hosted by Calumet Co. Midwest National Spring Show April 29, 2017 Alliant Energy Center, Madison District Shows June 13, 2016 District 1 Show, Rice Lake June 13, 2016 District 2 Show, Tomah June 14, 2016 District 7 Show, Luxemburg June 22, 2016 District 5 Show, Portage June 22, 2016 District 8 Show, West Bend June 23, 2016 District 4 Show, Neillsville June 24, 2016 District 6 Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison June 24, 2016 District 10 Show, Fond du Lac June 27, 2016 District 3 Show, Lancaster WI Championship Show July 29-30, 2016 Alliant Energy Center, Madison July 10-11, 2017 Alliant Energy Center, Madison

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

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