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February 2013

Volume 85 No. 2

Midwest National Spring Show rules & entry form Top Performer entries Breeder Profile: Smith-Crest Holsteins District 8 Report


EX-91 3E DOM

EX-92 2E



Dam: Krull Throne Eugina-ET EX-92 2E 5-09 2x 365 35,980 3.7 1326 2.9 1040 2nd Dam: Krull Durham Everything-ET EX-91 3E DOM 8-06 2x 365 35,240 3.1 1109 2.8 979 3rd Dam: Krull Elegant Rose-ET EX-93 2E 6-00 2x 365 35,771 4.0 1446 3.3 1167 4th Dam: Krull Broker Elegance EX-96 3E GMD DOM 5th Dam Krull Starbuck Excellency EX-90 DOM GMD 6th Dam: Krull TT Excellency EX-90 DOM 7th Dam: Krull Boot Mark Excellency EX-92 2E GMD DOM 8th Dam: Krull Kingstead Excellency EX-92 4E GMD

Krull Shot Enough-ET EX-91 EVEEE 4-09 2x 365 34,790 3.8 1325 2.8 982 Her Daughters: • Baxter Elusive-ET VG-88 • Eatin Colby Cheese VG-86 • Sanchez Eponine-ET VG-87 • Sanchez Eminem-ET GP-83 • other offspring by Fremont & Guthrie

Selling March 22 at the Quest for Success sale Enough’s fall calf by Guthrie, a potential 10th generation EX!

Headed to the Quest for Success sale on March 22 is Shot Enough’s fancy Guthrie calf from the heart of the Elegance family. She’s a potential 10th generation Excellent. ENOUGH SAID! Cindy, Cassy, Bryce & Carley Krull W7175 Mansfield Rd., Lake Mills, WI 53551 Ph: 920-988-9426 • Fax: 920-648-3720

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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 2013

VOLUME 85 No. 2

Features: 10 14 26 34 37

Breeder Profile: Smith-Crest Holsteins WHA Convention information National Distinguished Young Breeder roundtable Top Performers Midwest National Spring Show rules & entry form

Departments: 8 11 23 27 33 41 41 42 44 45 46

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs WHA Annual Supporters District 4 report From the President: Todd Stanek Breeder Business Cards Behnke’s Bovine Broadcast: WHA Princess Morgan Behnke Crystal Caroline’s Cudline: WHA Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover This month’s cover features the winning entry in our Cover Contest submitted by Andrea Pagenkopf, Lancaster. The two calves are Paradise-D Z D Kinky-Red-TW & Paradise-D Z Dest Korona-TW, ZDestiny twins born October 14 from Paradise-D Reality Kiwi. Andrea was excited to have her first set of twins along with the surprise of having one of them be her first red calf. Our other winning submissions will be printed in the March issue. Thank you to all who submitted entries in our contest. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2013

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

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

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Todd Stanek, President (2015)* - 715-456-8718 E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 Marci Walker, Vice President (2013) - 608-253-3003 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Paula Bovre, Secretary (2013) - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Matt Lippert, Exec. Committee (2015)* - 715-884-6578 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 Chris McCullough, Exec. Committee (2013) - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Todd Borgwardt (2013) - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Bill Calvert (2015) - 608-759-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Dan Cnossen (2014) - 715-302-1327 N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Kevin Jorgensen (2015) - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Tracy Nelson (2014) - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Chad Ryan (2014) - 920-960-1449 N4067 Twin Oaks Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Kent Wendorf (2014) - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION

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Tree-Hayven Gold PATI GIRL EX-92 4Y Top 10,000 Cow 3-01 348 27,637 4.0 1093 3.1 867 We have loved showing Pati Girl since she was a calf. She just gets it. Straight lines, huge frame and an udder that keeps getting better with every calf! Her Damion and Goldwyn full sister were in the show string last year and will calve in June. Pati Girl will be on a flushing program over the next few months. Pati Girl’s dam is Tree-Hayven Charles Peppermint Pati EX-93. We are excited about the great looking daughters out of Peppermint Pati at the farm by Atwood, Advent, Talent, Alexander, Sid, Damion, Gold Chip, Bradnick, Lauthority and Goldwyn.

Tree-Hayven Shaquille MYSTIC VG-87 2Y 2-06 283 22,612 3.8 865 3.3 748 inc. Can’t say enough about Mystic. She’s cut, dairy, milks, breeds back, loves to show and represents the kind of cow we try to breed for at Tree-Hayven. In 2012 Mystic was 2nd Senior 2 Year Old at the District 4 Show and won her class at the Central Wisconsin State Fair in Marshfield. Mystic has a full sister, Tree-Hayven Shaquille Magical. Magical placed 1st in the District 4 Winter Calf class and 7th at the Wisconsin Championship Show. These full sisters are quite a pair when they are together; as their markings mirror each other in every way. Bred to Lauthority, Mystic is due in March. She also has a sharp Buckeye heifer we are excited about. Sire: Deslacs Shaquille-ET Dam: Tree-Hayven Rubens Moxy EX-90 2nd Dam: Ro-Lex Leduc Jordan VG-85 3rd Dam: Berkhill Leader Jean EX-93

Tree-Hayven GIRLY GIRL VG-87 2Y 2-03 166 9,874 3.9 981 3.1 307 inc. We bought Girly Girl’s dam at the Purple Ribbon Classic in Marshfield in 2008 as a fall calf. Her deep body and strong pedigree caught our eye. Girly Girl came along two years later possessing all mom’s strong traits and then some! Girly Girl is due in June and will show as a Junior 3 Year Old. Sire: R-E-W Buckeye-ET Dam: Indianhead Bremer Bertha GP-84 2Y 2nd Dam: Indianhead January-Girl-ET EX-90 3rd Dam: Indianhead Birthday Girl EX-93 GMD 4th Dam: Indianhead Ballerina EX-91 GMD 5th Dam: Indianhead Bridget EX-93 GMD DOM 6th Dam: Triple-J Mac Bic Betty EX-94 GMD DOM

Selling at the WI Futures Sale on February 22 1st Choice from three September 2012 Atwood females from Tree-Hayven Charles Peppermint Pati EX-93

Adam & Aaliyah Borchert & Chelsey Karl 6276 Klondike Dr., Auburndale, WI 54412 715-650-0326 | |

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs U On December 26 a barn fire occurred at Sleepy Eye, MN, farm Royal Ridge Holsteins owned by Ben, Genny and Todd Fischer. Genny Fischer has traveled to Wisconsin for decades to purchase Registered Holsteins to add to their 40-cow herd. A fund has been started at Southpoint Federal Credit Union, 920 Main St. E., Sleepy Eye, MN 56085. The fund is slated to help with cleanup and bury the remains of the fire. Any excess monies will be donated to the Minnesota Junior Holstein Association. O Congratulations to Kathleen (Gilbert) & Dave Hafemeister, Hustisford, on the birth of their daughter on January 2, Alayna Margaret. She was 6 lbs. 13 oz. and 20.5 inches long. S Congratulations to Todd & Christa Wendorf, Oconomowoc, on the birth of their daughter Mylie Rogine on January 13, weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz and 21 inches long. She joins big brother Landon. E Our condolences to the families of Richard Deaton, Terry Koltes and Harold Holschbach who passed away recently. Full obituaries are printed below. The Wisconsin Holstein News encourages readers and members to submit information for the Wisconsin Holstein Briefs column. We are looking for news of a wedding, birth announcement, award winner or death that Wisconsin Holstein breeders should know about. High quality, submitted photos will be printed if space is available. Please submit your information to the Wisconsin Holstein News by mail at PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; or email to

Obituaries Richard Deaton

Richard L. Deaton, 79, of Augusta, passed away at his home in the loving care of his family and St. Joseph’s Hospice on Friday morning, Jan. 4, 2013. Richard Lewis Deaton was born on Aug. 3, 1933, to Laurice and Hazel (Sharp) Deaton in Jamaica, Iowa. He was raised in Jamaica, where he was baptized and confirmed at Jamaica Union Church. In 1949, he moved with his family to Story City, Iowa, where he graduated from high school in 1951. Dick attended Iowa State University before his enlistment in the United States Army. He served in Germany during the Korean War. On June 19, 1955, he was united in marriage to Ann Sowers in Story City. After his honorable discharge the couple moved on to Ann’s grandparent's farm where they farmed until moving to Ludington Township, Eau Claire County in 1961. Dick and his wife, Ann, owned and operated Dixanal Farms in Ludington Township, Rural Fall Creek, from 1961-1988. Dick was involved in the Eau Claire County Holstein Breeders and started the “Stars of Tomorrow” sale in 1974. While in Ludington he raised Registered Holsteins, from 1986 until 1988, he served as the field manager for the Dairy Maid Co-op of Augusta. In 1988, Dick and Ann moved into the city of Augusta. At this time in his life and until 2006, he was employed as a field milk tester by the Wisconsin Dairy and Herd Improvement Association/CRI. Dick strongly believed in educating our youth and spent countless hours helping with the Eau Claire County 4-H Fair and as a dairy leader. He was a member of the FFA Alumni, Holstein Association, and served on the building committee of the Augusta High School Industrial Arts building. Dick never lost his interest in farming. He was still involved in raising sheep with his family, attending functions relating to farming and rarely missed the daily “online livestock auctions.” He was an active member of the Augusta United Methodist Church, helped wherever he could at Creative Touch Floral and enjoyed the camaraderie with all his coffee companions he had throughout Augusta. He will be deeply missed by Ann, his wife of 57 years; 4 children, Alan Deaton (Kim Schwartz) of Ellsworth, Denise (Scott) DeatonTolzman of Dodgeville, Dianne (Rick) Vielhuber of Mazomanie, Debbie (Keith) Kitchen of Augusta; 6 grandchildren, Jennifer (Ben) Stone, Eric Deaton, Ben (Jackie) Deaton, Carissa Ann Tolzman, Zachariah Tolzman and Kevin Kitchen; 3 great-grandchildren, Gabe Stone, Dane Deaton, Waylon Deaton; brother, Thomas (Laura) Deaton of Donna, TX; sisterin-law, Mary Deaton of San Antonio, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Gerald Deaton. The family of Richard Deaton would like to thank all of many 8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2013

Holstein friends for the many acts of kindness that our family has received since Dick’s passing. We will always remember your thoughtfulness during our time of sadness and will hold these memories close as we move forward in the coming days.

Terry Koltes

Terry Koltes, age 60, of the town of Vienna in Dane County, passed away suddenly on November 14, 2012, in his office in the barn of a heart attack just after milking his favorite herd of Holsteins which consisted of 60 head of registered and grade cows. He milked just over 36 years and died doing what he loved to do even though his body was worn out. Terry lived in Waunakee his whole life and graduated from Waunakee High School. A single man, he dedicated his whole life to his cattle which consisted of many generations of very good genetics. He will be missed dearly. God bless him, he’s in a better place.

Harold Holschbach

Harold E. Holschbach, age 89, of Manitowoc, died on November 8, 2012 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, where he had been residing for the past 15 months. He was born March 4, 1923 to Alois & Lillian (Akerman) Holschbach in the town of Manitowoc. He married Grace L. (Korinek), October 12, 1948 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kellnersville. As a young man, Harold started farming at his family’s farm on Silver Creek Road, Manitowoc. He and Grace then purchased and operated Holschbach’s Cloveredge Farms on Clover Road in Manitowoc, which is now operated by his sons, Bernard, Roger and Joseph. Harold continued to work with them until July 2011. His family included one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Roger Larson, Manitowoc, five sons and four daughters-in-law, Bernard Holschbach, Manitowoc, Dr. Lyle Holschbach & Sandy Sickinger, Reedsville, Roger and Lori Holschbach, Manitowoc, Leland and Debbie Holschbach, Manitowoc, Joseph and Julie Holschbach, Manitowoc. Harold is also survived by ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One brother, Fritz (Ruth) Holschbach, and four sisters, Lucille Walsh, Ethyl Meyer, ClaraAnn Wagner and Elaine (Milton) Wetenkamp, three sisters-in-law, Theresa Waack, Shirley Holchbach and Rosemary Holschbach; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survived. He was preceded in death by his wife Grace Holschbach, one infant son, Mark, his parents, four brothers, John, Orville, Earl and Gerald, two infant brothers, three brothers-in-law, Thomas Walsh, Victor Meyer and Leroy Wagner and one sister-in-law, Sandy Holschbach Harold was an active member of St. Casimirs Catholic Church, Newton, where he served on many church committees and was sexton for the church cemetery for 25 years. He was currently an active member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, of Newton. Farming was Harold’s life’s passion. Harold started with Registered Holsteins in 1950. He received the Progressive Breeder Award for 25 consecutive years. He also had a cow and bull nominated for AllAmerican. Harold enjoyed hosting domestic and international farm tours. He and his family also hosted Breakfast on the Farm. He also helped to mentor a number for LTC Herd Management students and other young adults on the family farm over the years. Harold was the dairy leader for the Newton Badgers 4-H club for many years. Harold served the community of Newton for 20 years as the Newton Town Board Supervisor and also served with the Newton Lions. “On the farm, our family worked on many projects together. We would joke with dad, ‘Where’s the blueprint, or will we draw one up when we are finished?’ This is HIS blueprint. Dad’s life was entwined in family, faith, farming and community. Dad’s biggest enjoyments came from a good meal with his family, good cows, a bountiful harvest and a community of good friends and neighbors.”

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Smith-Crest Holsteins Matt & Travis Smith, Watertown By Amy Ryan

Travis and Holly Smith with daughter Leah and Matt and Kate Smith with daughter Mia

reeding long lasting cows that can be competitive for them and their new owners is a goal for the Smith family of Smith-Crest Holsteins in Watertown. In working towards this goal, they are developing some great cow families and in the spring of 2012, had a very successful sale that brought buyers from around the U.S. to their farm. Smith-Crest is a family owned and operated 90-cow registered Holstein farm in Watertown. Brothers Matt and Travis are partners in the operation and own most of the cattle. They are currently transitioning the farm, which is still owned by their father, Marvin and two uncles, Wayne and Russell. The Smith family farm started as a registered Guernsey herd until they moved to their current location when Matt was twelve and Travis was eight. It was at this time that Matt and Travis’ grandfather, dad and uncles purchased Registered Holsteins. Matt became involved in the Registered Holstein business at age 15 when he purchased his first animal, Glen-Toctin Slocum Hailey, a heifer who went on to be an Excellent-91 point cow, in the Dodgeramma. Travis’ interest in Registered Holsteins was also sparked by Hailey’s purchase. The two brothers began purchasing most of their animals together and their herd has grown from there. While Matt and Travis handle most of the milking and feeding of the cows and heifers, Marvin, Wayne and Russell take care of the crops and feed calves at the main farm. In addition, Matt’s wife, Kate, who works at Alta Genetics, takes care of embryo transfer calves and show heifers housed at their farmette. Travis’ wife, Holly, who manages the Dodge County DHIA laboratory, helps out at the farm when available. Matt and Kate have a daughter, Mia, who is a year old this month and Travis and Holly also have a daughter, Leah, who is 8 months old. The main farm is home to 90 cows that are milked in a recently remodeled 72-cow tiestall barn with 7 boxstalls. There is also a freestall barn which houses switch cows, pre-fresh cows and springing heifers. Their rolling herd average is 24,373 pounds of milk with a 3.96 percent and 965 pounds of fat and 3.13 percent and 762 pounds of protein, while their herd BAA is 108.8%. Rotesown Gibson


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Calves are raised in hutches on the home farm with embryo transfer and other special show calves housed at Matt and Kate’s farm. Calves remain at the home farm until they are six months of age and they are moved to a rented heifer facility located just down the road. This facility, which is a refurbished milking barn, houses 79 head of heifers and dry cows along with 10-15 bulls that are sold for breeding purposes to producers around the U.S. The Smiths own 220 acres and rent 140 acres of land, all of which are used for hay and corn to feed the herd. The milk cows are fed corn silage, haylage and high moisture corn top dressed with a protein mix along with dry hay and baylage. Heifers receive corn silage and free choice hay with grain supplemented with minerals. Calves are fed milk and receive a calf starter and dry hay. When discussing the Smith-Crest breeding philosophy, Matt says they focus on type and longevity. More specifically, they look to breed cows with big frames, good udders and good feet and legs. This philosophy has proven to work in their herd as they have cows that range in age from nine to twelve years old that are still working and doing well. Some sires that have worked well and followed this philosophy include: Silky Gibson-ET, Startmore Rudolph, Regancrest Elton Durham-ET, Indianhead Red Marker-ET*RC, STBVQ Rubens*RC and Carnation Counselor-ET. In addition to using the sires mentioned above, the Smiths have also invested in some cows along the way, with most of them being purchased in the Dodgeramma sale just like Matt’s first purchase, Hailey. Rotesown Gibson Ideal was one of those purchases. Ideal was bought as a fresh two-year-old and went GP-84 that same lactation. This Silky Gibson-ET daughter from a VG-85 Clark out of a VG-87 Highlight has developed into a great brood cow for SmithCrest as she is now EX-93 2E and has a lifetime record in 2,131 days of 201,910 pounds of milk with a 3.5 percent and 7,070 pounds of fat and 3.0 percent and 6,152 pounds of protein. She has also faired well in the show ring where she was third four-year-old at the 2007 Midwest National Spring Show and third 125,000-pound cow at the 2010 Mid-East Fall National Holstein Show. Ideal also had five daughters sired by Wilcoxview Jasper and Morsan Frontrunner*RC that sold in the Smith-Crest/Kranzdale First Opportunity Sale last spring and has daughters at the farm by Frontrunner and Rainyridge Perseus *RC. Another Dodgeramma purchase for Matt and Travis was WillowsEdge Durham Virgo EX-90. This Regancrest Elton Durham-ET daughter is backed by a VG-88 Stormatic, then an EX-91 Broker and three more generations of Very Good and Excellent. She is still currently in the herd and her latest completed record at 6-05 in 305 days is 34,106 pounds of milk with Ideal EX-93 2E

Willows-Edge Durham Virgo EX-90

Nietzelholm Progress Jess EX-91

a 4.0 percent and 1,349 pounds of fat and 3.4 percent with 1,161 pounds of protein. Virgo was the third Junior 2-Year-Old at the 2007 International Junior Holstein Show and went on to be named Reserve Junior AllAmerican Junior Two-Year-Old that year. Then in 2008, she was fourth Junior Three-Year-Old at the Mid-East Fall National Holstein Show. According to Matt, Virgo has been a very good cow to breed from and also a good flush cow, with embryos being exported to Japan. In addition, several of Virgo’s daughters by Picston Shottle-ET, Pine-Tree Sid-ET and England-Ammon Million-ET and a Crackholm Fever granddaughter sold in their sale. In fact, Virgo’s Shottle daughter, Smith-Crest-TW SH Virgie-ET has gone on to be VG-88 as at two-year-old for her new owner, Beth Nelson of Taylor, Wisconsin. Virgo is currently bred back to Maple-Downs-I GW Atwood-ET. The Smiths also bought Neitzelholm Progress Jess EX-91 in the Dodgeramma. While she is no longer in their herd, she left her mark for the Smiths in the showring, where she was Intermediate and Grand Champion of the Mid-East Fall National Junior Holstein Show. This Duncan Progress-ET daughter was Smith-Crest’s first nomination cow and went on to be named Honorable Mention Junior All-American Senior Three-Year-Old in 2006. In 2010, a very special Ladino Park Talent-IMP-ET daughter came to Smith-Crest. Greg Bohn from South Dakota found Dri-Land Talent 1465 while working for Semex in North Dakota. Since arriving at Smith-Crest, this young cow has scored EX-92, and has made her presence know in the showring, being the Intermediate Champion as a Senior Three-Year-Old at the 2011 Midwest National Spring Show. After calving this past July, she went on to be tenth Four-Year-Old at the International Holstein Show. Her show winning continued at the Mid-East Fall National Holstein Show in November where she won the Four-Year-Old class and was Reserve Grand Champion. 1465’s dam sired by Stouder Morty, also joined the Smith-Crest herd in the past year and she will be flushed extensively again to Talent, Atwood, Ms-Atlees Sht Aftershock-ET and possibly Braedale Goldwyn. Along with exhibiting the Talent in 2012, the Smiths have had an exciting venture with Probert D Babette-Red VG-87, a cow that carries Kate’s family prefix. This young red cow is sired by Scientific Debonair-Red and is backed by two generations of Very Good dams. Kate purchased Babette’s dam, Reedale Devil Bonita-Red VG-87, in the Dodgeramma when she and Matt were dating. Kate has chosen

Probert D Babette-Red VG-87

to maintain her family’s prefix “Probert” in respect to her father for introducing her to Registered Holsteins. Kate’s mother also continues to use the Probert prefix and all these animals are housed at SmithCrest. Babette was second and Best Bred and Owned at the 2012 World Dairy Expo Futurity and was fourth Junior Three-Year-Old in the International Red and White Holstein Show. She was also Reserve Intermediate Champion at the Mid-East Fall Red and White Show and these placings earned her a Red and White All-American nomination this year. Babette has a record in progress of 3-00 in 152 days of 17,853 pounds of milk, 3.9 percent and 721 pounds of fat and 3.0 percent and 683 pounds of protein. She is bred back and due again in June and also has a Patience Showline Contender summer yearling that will be calving in June as well. As seen from the show results mentioned above, the Smith family enjoys showing in various venues including the Midwest National Spring Show, the Wisconsin Championship Show, the Wisconsin State Fair, the Dodge County Fair, World Dairy Expo and the Mid-East Fall National Holstein Show. They strive to be competitive at these shows and Matt says they are using the following sires to achieve that goal: Sid, Fever, Aftershock, Atwood, Gillette Windbrook, Regancrest S Braxton-ET, Glen-Mark Stmatic Sanchez, Golden-Oaks ST Alexander-ET and Hylite Barbwire-Red-ET. To Matt, while all of the successes mentioned above are very rewarding, he says that the people he has met through his experiences with Registered Holsteins are the most rewarding part of his involvement in this industry. He also feels those experiences have helped him learn the ins and outs of the Holstein business. Furthermore, he states that the networking and relationships developed while showing cattle are invaluable to where he is today. This involvement with Registered Holsteins truly is tied to and plays into the future vision of Smith-Crest Holsteins; which Matt says is to continue doing what they have been doing while developing a good, solid home-bred herd that people want to see. They want to develop genetics that are intriguing to those to visit, merchandise those genetics around the world and most importantly have happy customers. Finally, they hope that someday, the next generation will be interested in and become involved in the Registered Holstein industry.

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27th ANNIVERSARY WAUPACA-WAUSHARA SHOW OPPORTUNITY SALE Saturday, March 16, 2013 • 12:00 noon • Weyauwega Fairgrounds Uno

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2-02 2x 365 31,033 3.7 1133 3.4 1044 Gobea is from the same A.I. family as Garrett and Gerrard. Her fancy Numero Uno fall calf sells with GTPI +2203. Sandy-Valley

2-05 2x 365 33,800 4.0 1364 3.2 1075 Selling is Fireball’s full age Gold Chip fall calf. Holmland A September 2012 great-granddaughter by Observer also sells. Royola

7-03 3x 365 43,680 3.4 1476 2.8 1242 Roxmoney and her 4E-95 dam are both over 200,000 lifetime. A flashy Gold Chris fall calf from her VG Stormatic can be yours! Gateway-Acres

Semen auction at the start of the sale to benefit the Waupaca-Waushara Junior Holstein Association. The Waupaca-Waushara Holstein Breeders will be offering a 5% rebate to any WI Junior member purchasing a calf at the sale.To qualify, juniors must be a state member by March 1, 2013.

SALE STAFF: Sale Chairman: Tom Anderson 715-754-5869 Jim Hoskens, Pedigrees 920-366-7153 Ringmen: Kevin Jorgenson 920-210-3992 Jay Jauquet 608-279-3222 Catalogs: Dick Piechowski 715-258-2757

Darrell Worden, Auctioneer 715-842-8098 Lynn Harbaugh 920-420-1524

Catalog will be available online at

MOR-YET GOLDWYN 682-ET EX-91 EX-92MS DOM GTPI +2024 12/12 +3.02T +3.00UDC +2.93FLC 1-11 3x 365 38,990 3.6 1393 3.3 1290 3-05 3x 365 42,610 3.4 1502 3.1 1365 ~ Fresh again & looks great! Dam: GBM Best Elegant-ET EX-92 EX-MS 3-07 2x 305 28,320 5.6 1599 3.6 1030 2nd Dam: GBM Durham BC Annabell EX-90 DOM 2-03 2x 365 40,670 4.1 1673 3.0 1202

Selling in the WI Futures Sale, February 22 Royal-Vista Epic Esther-ET

Ben & Jane Hughes Family 1289 County Rd. M, Pickett, WI 54964

920-589-2203 home 920-420-4722 Ben cell 920-589-2222 fax

682’s August 2012 Epic daughter sells and is +2388 GTPI, +$749NM, +6.6PL & +3.02T. This extremely contractable Epic is a potential 9th generation EX and is one of the hightest GTPI heifers in the country with 8 EX dams behind her. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2013-13

2013 WHA Convention hosted by the Marathon County Holstein Breeders

February 22 & 23, 2013 Stoney Creek Inn - Wausau, Rothschild, WI Convention Hotel: Stoney Creek Inn-Wausau (Convention site) 1100 Imperial Ave., Rothschild, WI 54474


Other nearby hotels: Econolodge - 1-800-4-Choice or 715-355-4449 1510 Hwy. XX, Rothschild (located about 2 blocks south of Stoney Creek Inn) Holiday Inn & Suites - 715-355-1111 1000 Imperial Ave., Rothschild (across the street from Stoney Creek Inn)

WHA Adult Convention Schedule

Early Bird Session

February 22 & 23, 2013 Stoney Creek Inn-Wausau, Rothschild, WI

Dr. Gordon Atkins to speak to on The Role of Conformation Evaluation in an Industry Dominated by Genomics

Friday, February 22 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Registration Dairy Bar open throughout the day. 1:00-2:00 p.m. National Holstein Regional Meeting 3:00-5:15 p.m. WHA Committee Meetings 3:00 break-outs: District & State Show, Sales & Merchandising and Breed Improvement Committees 3:45 break-outs: Futurity, Spring Show & Communications Committees 4:30 break-outs: Legislative & Resolutions, Scholarship & Young Adult Committees 5:00-6:00 p.m. Pre-Sale Happy Hour 6:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner Production awards presented 7:30 p.m. WHA Futures Sale, hosted by Young Adult Committee JAC & Princess Work Auction Saturday, February 23 7:00-8:00 a.m. Past President’s gathering 8:00 a.m. Registration & Dairy Bar open throughout the day 8:00 a.m. Early Bird Session: Dr. Gordon Atkins 8:30 a.m. Spouses outing to Willow Springs Garden 9:00 a.m. WHA Annual Business Meeting 11:30 a.m. Luncheon Recognition of Juniors to compete at National Convention Recognition of GMD and DOM Recognition of 40 & 50 Year Members Recognition of Wall of Fame inductees 1:00-4:00 p.m. Farm tours: Nor-Way-Pete/Four-of-a-Kind and Matthiae Dairy 5:00-6:00 p.m. Social Hour 6:00 p.m. Awards Banquet WHA Board Recognition Advertising Contest Winners Distinguished Young Dairy Person Distinguished Service Award Distinguished Breeder Scholarship auction Dessert Auction to benefit WHA Scholarship Fund 8:30 -12:00 p.m. LIVE BAND Sunday, February 24 WHA Board Re-organizational Meeting The registration form for the 2013 Convention was printed in the January issue of the News and can be found on our website at 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2013

Dr. Gordon Atkins, Senior Clinical Skills Instructor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, will be the featured presenter on the morning of February 23. Dr. Atkins will discuss “The Role of Conformation Evaluation in an Industry Dominated by Genomics” starting at 8:00 a.m. with a short question and answer session to follow. Dr. Gordon Atkins was born and raised on a dairy farm near Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He graduated with distinction from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1973 and has practiced dairy veterinary medicine in Alberta for the past 39 years. His main area of interest has involved all aspects of dairy herd health with particular emphasis on functional conformation, nutrition, cow comfort, milk quality, and reproductive performance. He is a Past President of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and is a past recipient of the A.A.B.P. Bovine Practitioner of the Year Award. Gordon remains active in the Holstein business as a breeder and exhibitor, he is an Official Judge and member of the Type Classification Advisory Committee for Holstein Canada, and was awarded the Canadian Dairy Network Industry Distinction Award in 2009. His interest in genetics of functional conformation led to the production of a CD on this topic and his speaking and judging assignments have taken him from coast to coast in Canada and to over 20 countries internationally. In September 2008, Gordon joined the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary where he serves as a Senior Clinical Skills Instructor. His teaching accomplishments have been recognized by numerous awards including the Pfizer Carl J Norden Distinguished Teaching Award. In his free time Gordon still plays hockey twice a week through the winter and in the summer enjoys hiking and golfing with his wife JoAnne and their three children at their cottage in the Rockies. Gordon will review some of the great advances that have been made in the development of desirable conformation with our modern dairy cow over the past 100 years. He will identify areas where he feels remarkable improvement has been made as well as the areas that still require much work. As an official judge and long-time member of Holstein Canada’s Type Classification Committee, he has a passion for breeding great cows but an unyielding conviction for ensuring that each conformation trait is evaluated in a way that ensures functionality and acceptance by the commercial breeder. He views Genomics as one of the greatest tools that the industry has ever had to advance the breed but raises a serious caution that it is not the only tool and we must be careful to not disregard many of the tools that have been so successful over the history of our breed. He still believes strongly in a balanced breeding approach that is as dependent on the breeder’s individual knowledge and animal husbandry principles as it is on computer generated genetic evaluations.

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Langs-Twin-B Arabell-ET VG-86 VG-MS at 2-06 GTPI +2103 Sired by Wa-Del Sebastian-ET PTA +923M +41F +38P +514NM +3.6PL +2.28T +1.99UDC +2.17FLC 2-04 2x 45d 3497 4.3 150 3.2 113 inc. Selling in the Wisconsin Futures Sale from ArabellLangs-Twin-B Mogul 4931-ET born 9-5-12 GTPI +2326 PTA +1506M +65F +50P +5.5PL +714NM +2.59T +2.75UDC +2.70FLC ~ maternal brother going to A.I., +2435 GTPI

2nd Dam: Langs-Twin-B Allyson-ET VG-87 VG-MS DOM (pictured) Sired by Boliver 2-04 2x 365 33,430 3.8 1255 3.1 1053 3rd Dam: Langs-Twin-B C-S Ashlyn-ET VG-86 DOM 4th Dam: Ralma Finley C-F Chuckle-ET EX-90 GMD DOM 5th Dam: Ralma Christmas Fudge-ET VG-88 VG-MS GMD DOM 6th Dam: Ralma Juror Faith EX-91 GMD DOM

This branch of the Christmas Fudge family has been successful for us and for those that have bought into it. We are confident this young Mogul heifer from Arabell has the numbers and potential to be just as successful for her new owner. Don’t miss this opportunity to get in on this great family.

Floyd & Lloyd Baumann

Marathon, WI • Ph: 715-443-3595 • Fax: 715-443-3833 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2013

Lang’s Twin Elm Farms, Inc. Fred Lang Marathon, WI Phone: 715-443-2037 Fax: 715-443-3742

Ms Regancrest TS Stacia-ET

Four-of-a-Kind Best Peg-ET

EX-94 2E

EX-94 2E

4-05 3x 365 38,290 3.7 1405 3.1 1223 By Toystory, her next seven dams are scored 90, 92, 85, 95, 94, 95, 90. From the Dellias.

4-05 3x 365 52,450 3.7 1946 3.1 1618 Grand Champion, District 4 Show 2012 Her three dams are VG-85, EX-92 GMD DOM and EX-91 GMD DOM.

Four-of-a-Kind Leland Lara

Four-of-a-Kind Shot Star-ET

EX-94 2E

EX-93 2E GMD

5-05 3x 365 43,804 3.5 1534 2.7 1187 A fourth generation Excellent, she’s a two-time Champion Bred & Owned at the District 4 Show.

5-09 3x 365 38,465 4.1 1566 3.0 1139 A fourth generation Excellent, she’s the dam of six VG and EX daughters and has four sons in A.I.

Welcome to Marathon County for the 2013 Convention. We are honored to be one of the farm tour hosts. H Home to Wisconsin’s newest 95 point cow - Four-of-a-Kind Dur Diamond with an EX-97MS! H

NOR-WAY-PETE FARMS, INC. Chad & Andy Peterson, owners RHA: 3x 256 cows 1751 Cherry Drive, Eland, WI 54427 715-302-0482 30,585 4.0 1214 3.03 925 Home of NOR-WAY-PETE & Four-of-a-Kind Reg. Holsteins Dan Cnossen, herd manager 8/12 BAA: 108.3% Visitors Always Welcome! 715-302-1327 5 miles west of Wittenberg on Hwy. 29 then 1.5 miles south on Cherry Drive. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2013-19

Selling in the Wisconsin Futures Sale, February 22 Choice of 3 fancy Bradnick heifers born in early June 2012, +3.36T +2.92UDC +2.46 FLC

Berryridge Bradnick Notion-ET born 6-4-12

Berryridge Bradnick Nalia-ET born 6-3-12

Berryridge Bradnick Nalena-ET born 6-3-12 Their dam:

Berryridge Toystory Naomi EX-91 2E GMD 3-01 3x 34,070 4.8 1637 3.1 1073 • 2 VG-87 & 2 VG-85 daughters, 3 of the 4 were VG as 2 year olds • Sons in A.I. • Embryos exported to Japan & Europe • Multiple daughter with A.I. contracts • Observer daughter at +2138 GTPI Dam: Berryridge Morty Nora VG-88 2Y 2-00 2x 30,140 4.4 1331 3.0 908 G’Dam: Berryridge Durham 543 EX-90 4-03 2x 43,060 4.2 1803 3.1 1317 Lifetime: 114,230 4.3 4947 3.2 3615 3rd Dam: Berryridge Merrill G-361 5-01 2x 42,270 4.6 1944 3.1 1300 Lifetime: 130,720 4.5 5914 3.1 4078

We are excited to offer a choice of these three fancy Bradnick heifers at the Wisconsin Futures Sale. Anyone is welcome to come look at the hefiers prior to the sale.

Endres Berryridge Farms LLC Steve, Jeff and Randy Endres

7094 Hyer Rd, Waunakee, WI 53597 • 608-849-3205 barn • 608-279-5952 Steve cell • 608-279-6054 Randy cell 20–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2013

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District 8 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The April issue will feature District 1 - Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Vilas & Washburn counties.

Dodge County

2012 Adult Membership: 124; Jr. Membership: 39 Adult Association officers - President: Travis Smith; Vice President: Gene Nehls; Secretary: Mary Feucht; Treasurer: Roger Hildebrandt; Directors: Dennis Gunst, Gary Sell, Justin Patterson, Steve Patterson & Judy Schuster. Jr. Association officers - President: Carrie Warmka; Vice President: Erik Warmka; Secretary: Brad Warmka; Treasurer: Andy Sell; Membership: Kyle Natzke; Jr Advisor: Mandy Sell. Over the past year, the Dodge County Juniors have been getting excited about being hosts for the 2015 WI Junior Holstein Convention. Members have also been busy showing at various shows, studying dairy bowl and participating in dairy judging contests. The 2013 Junior Holstein Convention was a success for the Dodge County Juniors, with many member participating in Dairy Jeopardy, both Dairy Bowl teams finishing in the top 5, as well as some production awards. Kylie Nickels was also awarded a 12 & Under award. We were very excited to have earned the Spirit Award. We will be holding our Annual Meeting at the end of January where we will hold a labor auction and award our Outstanding Holstein Boy and Girl awards. Three of our members, Kyle Natzke, Brett Hildebrandt and Andy Sell had their cows nominated for Red & White Junior Cow of the Year. Andy Sell was also 2nd place in Intermdiate Dairy Jeopardy at the National Holstein Convention in Missouri and Kyle Natzke was recognized as a DJM Semi-finalist at the national convention.

Jefferson County

2012 Adult Membership: 65; Jr. Membership: 24 Adult Association officers - President: Mary Piper-Finley; Vice President: Jim Strauss; Secretary: Linda Wright; Treasurer: Jodie Bobolz; Director: Cathy Mess. Jr. Association Executive Committee - Cassy Krull, Bryce Krull, Carley Krull, Nicole Wright & Laura Finley. The adult association chooses a youth for The Lyle Wappler Memorial Award at the County Fair for leadership abilities throughout the barn over the years as a youth. The Brian Krull Memorial is given to the best bred and owned cow and heifer at the Jefferson County Fair and we also choose an outstanding Holstein Boy & Girl each year. The Dairy Youth Committee offers a fitting clinic at the Jefferson County Fair where several county youths attended to learn how to clip and fit their dairy projects for shows. Several of our Junior members help the new exhibitors with clipping and fitting techniques. With generous donations from businesses and families, a showmanship jackpot is collected to distribute to all of the showmanship participants at the Jefferson County Fair Dairy Showmanship contest. We also organize a dairy auction for quality milk (AgSource is the sponsor) along with other youth achievements from the dairy show.

Milwaukee County

2012 Adult Membership: 1; Jr. Membership: 0

Ozaukee County

2012 Adult Membership: 9; Jr. Membership: 1

Take Your Pick! Selling in the Wisconsin Futures Sale Choice of 2 Sept. 2012 Epic heifers from Wilstar Elegant Ambrosia VG-88 • Honeycrest Epic Antenela, born 9-18-12 GTPI +2221 +1783M +30F +44P 2.71 SCS +5.2PL +1.6DPR +2.73T +2.22UDC +2.83FLC +171 over Parent Average • Honeycrest Epic Ambition, born 9-14-12 GTPI +2185 +2109M +51F +56P 2.95 SCS +3.5PL -0.2DPR +2.72T +2.38UDC +2.67FLC +135 over Parent Average

Selling in the Quest for Success sale A fancy June 2012 Windbrook from Wilstar-RS Titanic Alayna

WILSTAR ELEGANT AMBROSIA VG-88 VG-MS 4-05 2x 365 34,490 3.3 1133 2.7 940 Ambrosia is a potential 10th generation Excellent and will be rescored in April. She had 154 lbs. on her last test. Ambrosia’s maternal sister by Sanchez is VG-86 as a 2-year-old with 2-00 324 25,418 3.9 988 2.8 709 inc.

WILSTAR-RS TITANIC ALAYNA EX-90 EX-MS 4-11 2x 365 34,570 4.1 1422 2.7 920 Ambrosia’s dam Alayna was purchased at the Wilstar Dispersal. She is backed by EX-90 2E Outside Affirm, EX-91 2E GMD DOM Rudolph Amy, then Dreamstreat Enhancer Alicia EX-94 3E GMD DOM and five more EX dams.

Washington County

2012 Adult Membership: 35; Jr. Membership: 15 Adult Association officers - President: Dwight Mayer; Vice President: James Melius; Secretary: Gene Hetebrueg; Treasurer: Charlie Held; Jr. Advisor: Shelly Mayer.

Waukesa County

2012 Adult Membership: 18; Jr. Membership: 1 Adult Association officers - President: Elmo Wendorf Jr.; Vice President: Matt Hopkins; Secretary/Treasurer: Audrey Hopkins.

N6842 Cty BB Spring Valley, WI 54767

neycrest Ho The Traynors

Farms, Inc

715.778.5807 Bob 715.778.5860 Barn 715.977.0499 Cell

e-mail: Home of the “Everything But Famous” Kathryns

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BREEDYK BLACKSTAR NOLA EX-91 GMD DOM 2-2 2x 365 28,990 4.1 1192 3.6 1054 3-6 2x 365 32,870 4.2 1376 3.6 1179 Dam: Breedyk Valor Nola VG-88 VG-MS 5-3 2x 336 20,420 4.1 840 3.5 724 G’Dam: Great-Earth Nola-ET EX-91 2E DOM 6-0 2x 365 29,490 4.0 1175 3.4 992 3rd Dam: VG-88 GMD 9-6 2x 365 24,820 4.5 1124 4th Dam: VG-85 GMD 9-3 2x 305 24,180 4.1 998

The majority of our herd traces back to this great cow. She is the dam of 7 Excellent daughters scoring as high as EX-93. The Nola family is owned with Fred Lang. One of her Excellent daughters:

MISS JWFL LILLY NOLL-ET EX-92 2E EEEVE DOM 2-03 2x 365 22,490 4.1 913 3.2 718 3-06 2x 365 28,460 4.0 1126 3.2 910 4-09 2x 365 34,620 3.9 1359 3.3 1133 6-00 2x 263 26,760 3.5 940 3.0 797 Sire: Etazon Lord Lily-ET

Lilly Noll is just one of seven Excellent sisters; others include Prelude Nelda EX-90, Lindy Nelly EX-93, Celsius Naomi EX-90, Jabot Nell EX-90 and Aeroline Aden EX-90.

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Continuing the family tradition:

JO-WAL-LANGS OMAN NOLANA-ET VG-88 EVVVV DOM 2-02 2x 365 32,020 4.0 1265 3.2 1030 4-07 2x 365 36,050 3.7 1339 3.0 1075 6-01 2x 365 42,950 4.5 1931 3.0 1308 Lifetime: 1425 123,870 4.1 5052 3.1 3876 Nolana and her sister, Oman Noelyn-ET VG-87, are continuing the Nola family tradition of high scoring, high producing brood cows. Nolana has over 10 daughters at Jo-Wal, by sires including Mac and Planet.

Our Showgirl:

JO-WAL BOLTON LACEY EX-93 1-10 2x 365 23,991 3.6 905 3.2 742 3-02 2x 325 28,067 3.7 1038 3.2 880 4-02 2x 365 37,699 3.6 1357 3.1 1178 1st 4 Year Old, District 4 Show 2008 2nd 5 Year Old, District 4 Show 2009 One of Bolton’s best daughters, she has daughters by Stormatic, Goldwyn, Planet and Mac.

Stop in to see offspring from these foundation families as well as our newest herd stars: • Sunny-Valley Falcon-Red EX-94, Supreme Champion at the WI Valley Fair 2010 & 2011 - fresh again & looks great! • Jo-Wal-Langs Gold Nadia EX-92, Grand Champion Holstein at the WI Valley Fair 2011 • Gold Nadia’s daughter - Jo-Wal-Langs Talent Nanny-ET EX-92 4Y We welcome everyone to Marathon County for the state convention. Visitors are welcome we are just 10 minutes from the convention hotel. Directions to the farm: Take Hwy. 51 north to exit 94. Left over the bridge and then right on Merrill Aveune 1 mile to the farm.


JO-WAL FARMS Joe & George Waldvogel & Sons 3604 Merrill Ave., Wausau, WI 54401 Phone: (715) 675-2858 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2013-25

Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder Roundtable This year marks the 25th anniversary of the National Distinguished Young Breeder award. Wisconsin has been honored to have had six young breeders honored at the national level. We took this opportunity to ask them to reflect on their award and how things have changed since they won their award. The following is part one of our roundtable featuring our three most recent winners. We will focus on our other three winners in the March issue. Thank you to all who participated in the roundtable. 1. Please tell us about yourself and your current operation Andy & Lyn Buttles, 2004 winners: We live in Lancaster, Wis., where we raise our two girls, Christina, who is 5, and Kayla, who is 3. We own and operate Stone-Front Farm. With the help of our team of employees, we milk 600 Registered Holsteins, raise our replacements and grow the majority of our feed needs.

Lyn & Andy Buttles with Christina and Kayla Bruce & Brenda Long, 2007 winners: Bruce and Brenda Long have 3 sons Bryant, Brandon and Bret. Bryant is married and graduating from UW-Stevens Point in May, along with Brandon. Bret is studying at Farm and Industry Short Course and involved in the dairy operation. We milk 60 Registered Holsteins and raise 60 Registered heifers at B-Long Holsteins. They are all homebred except Bryant’s red cow. Herd stats are at 31,500M 1150F and 950P with a BAA of 109.4%.

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2. How has your operation changed since you won the award? Buttles: We have continued to grow cow numbers since we won the award. Having high quality cattle that excel in longevity has allowed us to expand our cow numbers without having to purchase cattle. We have been able to do this while still having enough extra cattle to maintain our merchandizing program. Long: The operation is pretty much the same. We have put more emphasis on breeding for type to improve udders, legs and frames on our cows.  Ulness: Since we received the award in June 2008 there have been many changes made to our farm operation to improve profitability and efficiency. Some of the major improvements that we made were: • Installed a 3 in. pipeline and eight AIC automatic takeoffs, • Installed a earthen lagoon which increased our farm’s manure storage from 10 days to 18+ months, • Purchased a 30-gallon milk pasteurizer to allow us to utilize our waste milk or high SCC milk to feed the calves, • Sold our half-interest in the machinery to my uncle Loren and now hire him and other custom operators to do custom work and rent machinery from him as needed, • Installed heated waterers in all outdoor setting to increase water intake. 3. What programs offered by Holstein Association USA and the Wisconsin Holstein Association do you take advantage of? Buttles: We still register every animal with Holstein USA, and we classify a small group of cattle occasionally. We enjoy many of Wisconsin Holstein’s programs, and help out where we can.  Long: We have been involved in showing our animals at District, State, and Spring Shows and World Dairy Expo. We have also attended the state and national convention. Our herd has been honored with the Holstein USA Herd of Excellence for five years. We have met many new people from winning the Distinguished Young Breeder award and continue to see these people at events as well as receiving the Herd of Excellence has brought us new friends.  Ulness: We participate in several HA USA’s programs and services. We classify every seven months, use EasyID to register our calves with custom tags, and are on Holstein Complete. I serve on the National Nominating Committee and we have both been elected and served as delegates to several National Holstein Conventions. On a state level, we enjoy being involved with the Young Adult Committee and have attended a couple of Brewer games. I have been a member of the Futures Sales Committee and Angie utilized the scholarship program to help pave the way to the Royal Winter Fair this past year. We have been members of the Communications Committee and we like attending the state conventions to catch-up with friends. Most recently, our kids are getting involved with the junior programs that the state offers. 4. What activities are you involved in or have created to help promote the ag and dairy industries in your community? Buttles: We try to continue to support activities that offer youth opportunities to work with and learn about Registered Holsteins. With the number of dairy farms decreasing it is important that youth still have access to animals for activities like showing and judging.  Long: Bruce and Brenda are both active with Waupaca/Waushara and Outagamie Holstein boards. We help with spring sales and other various activities. We were also involved with the committee when Waupaca/Waushara put on the state convention. We enjoyed being one of the host farms for the state convention tours. Brenda is also the Junior Advisor with the Waupaca/Waushara Junior Holstein.   Ulness: We both are very big supporters of 4-H in our community, volunteering as dairy leaders in our club and coaching the 4-H dairy judging team in Manitowoc County. Angie is a member of the Dairy

Promotion Committee in Manitowoc County assisting in organizing the annual June Dairy Month Breakfast and Dairy Producer Appreciation Pizza Party. We also host many farm tours throughout the year; one of the more interesting groups this year were owners from Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria from Chicago that were never on a farm before. 5. Did you have anyone who was a mentor or source of help when you got started farming? Buttles: Our families have always been our mentors. We both grew up on dairy farms where we learned to work and love cattle. We purchased the farm from Andy’s parents, Elam and Barbara Buttles. With how capital-intensive farming is, we could not have gotten to where we are today without their help. Our family has been breeding Registered Holsteins under the Stone-Front prefix since 1913 and hope to continue to do so.  Long: The main mentors we had were our parents: Don and Cynthia Long and Russel and Barbara Brock. They taught us how to breed and take care of good cows and how to run a dairy operation.   Ulness: When we started farming we relied on many people for advice and guidance, and continue to use many of those same people as consultants today. My uncle Loren Ulness was a key person in helping us get started farming and learn the system operations for cropping and mechanics especially. Angie’s parents, William and Clarice Brey, of Cycle Farm, were very supportive and always willing to give advice to us. My mom, Ava Ulness, was eager to work with us in the transition of ownership of the farm, initially in 2002 and again this past September when Angie and I purchased the remaining farmland from her. Ronnie Sickinger, a close family friend, was instrumental in helping us develop our breeding philosophy and traveled to many sales with us over the years. Our consultants for the farm have also been great mentors and advisors to us. Dr. Lynn Davis of Nutrition Professionals Inc., the veterinarians of the Kiel Veterinary Clinic, Doug Kapral of Kapral Crop Consulting and Pat Knowles of Knowles, Brandt and Associates. All of these people have helped us get to where we are today both professionally and personally. 6. Do you have any advice for young people looking to enter the production agriculture field? Buttles: The whole landscape of the dairy industry is changing very rapidly. While that change has created many challenges to our traditional ways of doing things, we think it has created huge opportunities for young people who are open minded and are not afraid to try new things. The core value of properly taking care of our cattle and our land has made Wisconsin’s dairy industry so successful in the past.  This has not changed, but in today’s world we need to be able to apply new methods and technology to continue to be successful. Farms need to be managed as businesses, so we can enjoy the way of life they provide. There is a huge need for qualified people in this industry, it is just a matter of figuring out where and how you fit in best.   Long: If you love the Holstein cow and working every day with them and the many challenges that they may bring, then good luck and we look forward to meeting you.   Ulness: Some advice that we would have for young people looking to enter the dairy production agriculture field is to bring a strong business sense to their operation. In the 10 years that we have farmed on our own, we have experienced some of the most extreme economic times that the dairy industry has seen. We believe that making sound business decisions in the best interest of our family and farm has allowed us to continue to succeed through the good years as well as the bad. Make investments that will have a quick return on investment. Do not get hung up on the herd RHA and BAA because they do not make any money for you, but profitable, marketable trouble-free cows do!

Watch for the second part of this roundtable in the March issue when we focus on our other three national award winners, Elmo Wendorf Jr., Gary & Rose Boyke and Scott Pralle & Pam Selz-Pralle.

From your President -

Todd Stanek

Hello Wisconsin, As I write my column it is the middle of January and winter has not been too bad in Northwest Wisconsin. Some people love winter, I’m just not one of them. One of those crazy people is my friend Bob Traynor of Honeycrest Holsteins who can’t wait for the ice to get thick enough so he can put his shack on the lake and get ice fishing. I spent a weekend with Bob and his wife Kathy at their cabin up north and Kathy taught me how to ice fish. Maybe I’ve been approaching this wrong, I had fun ice fishing. While I didn’t attend the junior convention in Janesville, we had many board members there and office staff. I’ve heard many good reports on how it went very well, and comments about how well our junior members represented our association. Congratulations to Morgan Behnke and Crystal Siemers-Peterman who will represent us as Wisconsin Holstein Princess and Attendant for the next year. I would also like to congratulate Mitch Kappelman and Cara Biely on being named Holstein Boy and Girl. The office staff, board members, and some committee members are now selling Treasure Quest tickets. The Treasure Quest supports our State Picnic and the tickets are $100 and we only sell 125 of them. The winning ticket holder gets to pick a heifer from all the heifers entered in the Treasure Quest. As I write this, I can’t tell you about the heifers entered because we have not reached the deadline for entries, but I’m sure there will be some great heifers if the past is any indication. Last year we sold out before the Spring Show which is where the drawing is held, so contact someone to make sure you get one. I look forward to seeing everyone at the State Convention in Wausau on February 22. Plan on having a great time! Thank you, Your President, Todd Stanek

New USDA rule changes Official Identification Requirements for Interstate Livestock Movement

MADISON – A new USDA rule minimally changes official identification (ID) requirements for animals shipping interstate but still improves animal disease traceability, according to animal health officials at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). The primary change for Wisconsin livestock shippers is that some forms of ID that were previously considered acceptable for cattle are no longer valid after the rule takes effect on March 11. After that date, breed registration tattoos and registration numbers will no longer be considered official for cattle. American ID, 982 series tags, will also no longer be valid in two years. “Breed registration tattoos and registration numbers will still be official ID for sheep, goats and other species, but not for cattle,” McGraw said. When moving livestock interstate, the federal rule requires that: • All sexually intact dairy cattle must be officially identified • All rodeo, exhibition or event cattle (including steers) must be officially identified • Sexually intact beef cattle younger than 18 months of age do not require official ID • A backtag will still work as ID and a CVI is not required for animals going direct to slaughter “Even though the federal rule sets an age limit of 18 months for sexually intact beef cattle, they will still need official ID to move into Wisconsin, in order to comply with existing state regulations,” McGraw said. Acceptable ID forms, as defined in the rule, are: • U.S. origin 15 digit eartags starting with 840 • National Uniform Eartag System (NUES) tags (Brite tags starting with state code, nine digit alphanumeric tag, an example of which is the orange brucellosis calfhood vaccination tags) • Brands are acceptable only if the state of origin and the state of destination approve and have an agreement, but Wisconsin has no agreements in place and no current plans to develop any brand or commuter herd agreements • Other official ID approved by the USDA For more information about animal movement, visit You can also connect with us on Twitter at widatcp or Facebook at

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Vicki Fletcher

~ Due in July to Pine-Tree Relief P ~ Will be IVFd to Alampco Shanosber *PO, inquiries welcome ~ Full sister to Venture Shottle Sizzle P *PO, #1 GTPI Polled heifer in the breed at +2285G ~ Maternal sister by Uno topped the Venture Genetics Dispersal at $146,000 ~ Maternal sisters are currently #1, 2 & 3 GLPI Polled heifers in Canada; three are in the top 6 for Polled GTPI Shottbolt x GP-81 2Y Goldwyn x GP-84 3Y Sept Storm x EX-90 Airliner x EX-91 2E x EX-90 3E x VG-85 I’m really excited to add another polled family to my herd. Stormy joins a red polled Colt P from Rosedale at Swaindale. Please come visit anytime - we’re just 20 minutes from the World Dairy Expo grounds in Madison.


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Gary Swain 2810 County Road W, Deerfield, WI 608-444-0567 |

From the Office Hello WHA members, We would like to thank everyone that attended the 2013 Junior Holstein Convention in Janesville, especially the Rock County Junior Holstein group who hosted an excellent event. It was a great weekend as we recognized numerous outstanding junior members of all ages. Congratulations to Cara Biely and Mitch Kappelman both of Manitowoc County on being named our Outstanding Holstein Girl and Boy for 2012. We welcomed numerous new juniors to convention this year and had some tough competition in Dairy Jeopardy, Dairy Bowl and speaking contests. Visit our website at to see the full list of our award and contest winners or watch the upcoming March News for highlights from the event. Numerous loyal supporters contributed to the WHA Scholarship fund at convention with proceeds nearing $2,500 for our members. A special thank you to Andis, Bonnie Mohr Studios, Case IH, Rob and Karla Rippchen, Corey Geiger and Krista Knigge, Mary Knigge, Danielle Brown, Ted and Sandy Halbach, Nasco, Joseta Halbur and Kalahari Resorts for supporting our scholarship fund! This year’s Wisconsin Holstein Scholarship applications are due to be postmarked March 1 so make sure to get your materials in if you are attending or

planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college. The lucky winner of the calf from MilkSource Genetics was Larry and Kim Voigts of Platteville, Wisconsin. A full list of all the winners in our Junior Raffle can be seen on page 42. County reimbursement checks are on their way or should have arrived by now to your Junior Holstein treasurer. Congratulations to Sheboygan County who was the top selling county in the raffle this year. We welcome everyone to the Adult Holstein Convention at the end of the month in Rothschild. Marathon County has put together a great program of events and an exceptional list of items to auction off with proceeds to benefit the Junior Holstein Association and the Brad Fust Memorial Scholarship Fund. The event will kick off with the Holstein USA Regional Meeting at 1 p.m. Friday, followed by our state Committee meetings later that afternoon. Every one of our committees will meet so if you are currently on a committee or wish to join an existing one, please make sure you attend these sessions. A number of important items are discussed as we plan the upcoming year! A busy spring season is ahead of us with guest speaker Karl Burgi discussing hoof care with producers and helping each of you evaluate your programs March 20, 21, 27 & 28 around the state. Quickly following these meetings comes our State Showcase Sale on April 8 in Fond du Lac at the Great Northern and then Spring Show in Jefferson. We are looking forward to seeing you out and about in 2013! Larry Nelson, WHA Execute Director

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Dittrich Aspen Vail VG-87 2-03 305d 21,299 3.52 749 2.96 631 3,616 pts. Jordon, Barbara & Korlen Dittrich, Alma Dittrich Bolivia Molivia VG-85 2-02 305d 16,674 3.5 682 2.9 483 3,335 pts. Donald & Billie Dittrich, Alma Action-Acres Campbell 2954 VG-85 2-02 60d 107 3.5 220 3.2 199 2,625 pts. Mitch, Marcus & Tyler Schroepfer, Deerbrook

Senior Two Year Olds

Junior Two Year Olds

Synergy Planet Piper-ET VG-85 1-10 305d 38,536 4.9 1889 3.17 1221 5,322 pts. Synergy Dairy LLC, Pulaski American-Pride Papaya-ET VG-86 2-04 305d 33,965 4.2 1460 3.2 1072 4,752 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo Siemers Shottle Hianna-ET VG-86 2-00 305d 34,074 3.7 1256 3.0 1106 4,572 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo Ever-Green-View Dalphi-ET VG-86 1-10 305d 35,433 3.3 1163 3.0 1036 4,399 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo Hilly Valley Jeeves Trixie GP-80 2-00 305d 31,346 4.5 1381 3.0 924 4,373 pts. Jones Bros. Dairy LLC, Mount Horeb

Siemers Pagewire 13031 VG-85 2-10 305d 46,614 3.7 1712 2.7 1258 5,154 pts. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc., Newton Ever-Green-View Lourdes VG-85 2-08 305d 31,189 4.9 1511 3.2 1008 4,697 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo Wargo-N-JD Pronto Donut-ET VG-87 2-10 305d 35,537 3.77 1341 3.04 1081 4,634 pts. Wargo Acres & Jason Danhof, Lodi Ms Elissa-ET GP-83 2-06 305d 33,059 4.1 1395 3.2 1061 4,596 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo Johnson-Way Rosabel-ET VG-86 2-11 305d 41,331 2.76 1139 2.93 1213 4,516 pts. Mitchell J. Kappelman, Manitowoc

Junior Three Year Olds

Ever-Green-View Etily-ET VG-87 3-01 305d 35,921 4.0 1431 3.1 1122 4,751 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo Siemers Plaid Belwo 12203 VG-85 3-05 291d 44,102 3.0 1343 2.8 1225 4,702 pts. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc., Newton Wargo-N-JD Distinction-ET VG-87 3-03 305d 30,647 4.6 1408 3.4 1046 4,658 pts. Wargo Acres, Lodi Rosedale Go For Gin-ET EX-92 3-04 305d 29,862 4.18 1247 2.96 883 4,446 pts. Lynn & Sara Harbaugh and Kurt & Sarah Loehr, Eden

Senior Three Year Olds

Dirt-Road TS Candice EX-91 3-11 305d 39,802 4.6 1832 3.3 1295 5,397 pts. Steve & Amanda Killian, Blair Ever-Green-View Lilo-Red-ET EX-92 3-08 305d 42,806 3.9 1602 3.2 1334 5,230 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo Meado-Brook Toystory 3868 VG-85 3-10 305d 49,544 3.10 1537 3.00 1484 5,145 pts. Peter J. Kappelman, Manitowoc Ever-Green-View Escalade-ET VG-87 3-10 305d 39,145 1760 4.5 3.0 1146 5,076 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo Ever-Green-View Marlo-ET VG-88 3-06 305d 40,975 4.0 1620 3.0 1457 4,981 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo

Meado-Brook Ashlar 4387 GP-82 2-00 305d 33,420 3.74 1250 3.01 1005 4,369 pts. Peter & Shellie Kappelman, Manitowoc

Ms Epinema-ET EX-90 3-02 305d 40,791 4.7 1911 3.2 1279 5,450 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo

Ponterio Advent Octane VG-86 2-01 305d 29,107 4.1 1190 3.2 932 4,332 pts. Valerie & Vanessa Ponterio, Melrose

Ever-Green-View Elland-ET VG-87 3-05 305d 46,488 3.8 1783 3.0 1373 5,340 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo

Ever-Green-View Ruby Ann-ET VG-86 1-11 305d 29,588 4.0 1165 3.2 952 4,307 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo

Ms Paige-ET EX-90 3-03 305d 46,810 3.5 1620 2.9 1352 5,244 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo

Dittrich Aditude Augusta VG-85 2-05 305d 24,587 3.8 943 3.3 801 3,896 pts. Donald & Billie Dittrich, Alma

Siemers Goldwyn Delight-ET VG-87 3-02 305d 41,250 3.9 1625 3.0 1227 5,092 pts. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc., Newton

Dittrich Million Cash GP-81 2-00 305d 22,655 4.0 901 3.1 700 3,671 pts. Donald & Billie Dittrich, Alma

Mas-Cows Decker Taboo EX-90 3-04 305d 42,133 3.5 1477 2.9 1226 4,963 pts. Jones Bros. Dairy LLC, Mount Horeb

Ever-Green-View Maya-ET EX-91 4-00 305d 47,868 4.4 2108 2.9 1387 6,332 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo

Dittrich Sept Julysky-Red GP-84 2-04 305d 22,422 3.9 860 3.0 646 3,646 pts. Donald & Billie Dittrich, Alma

Wargo-N-JD Shotle Darrah-ET EX-90 3-02 305d 39,519 3.78 1493 2.94 1160 4,919 pts. Wargo Acres & Jason Danhof, Lodi

Sure-View Baxter Always EX-92 4-03 305d 49,881 4.1 2055 2.8 1394 6,317 pts. Gary Housner, Elroy

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Wargo-Acres Mustard-TW VG-87 3-11 305d 30,799 5.5 1693 3.3 1027 4,902 pts. Wargo Acres, Lodi Poetic Tammy-Red EX-90 3-09 305d 30,699 5.0 1534 3.3 998 4,786 pts. Brad Jones, Mount Horeb Wargo-N-JD Toy Doodle-ET VG-87 3-11 305d 35,167 4.2 1477 3.16 1111 4,762 pts. Wargo Acres, Lodi

Four Year Olds

Siemers Potter 10859 EX-90 4-01 305d 42,000 4.2 1764 2.8 1182 6,179 pts. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc., Newton

Kerry-K Goldwyn Poppy VG-87 5-01 305d 52,345 3.9 2075 3.0 1589 6,377 pts. Steve & Amanda Killian, Blair

Dirt-Road TS Champagne VG-86 4-11 305d 47,489 3.9 1862 3.1 1486 6,028 pts. Steve & Amanda Killian, Blair

Gen-I-Beq Shottle Bombi-ET EX-92 5-10 305d 48,281 3.6 1824 3.1 1479 6,171 pts. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc., Newton

Ever-Green-View Loupe-ET VG-87 4-11 305d 44,658 4.5 1971 3.1 1302 5,986 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo

Hilrose Goldwyn Victoria VG-87 5-01 305d 41,768 4.7 1955 2.8 1166 5,864 pts. Joseph Brantmeier, Sherwood

Ever-Green-View Lots-Red-ET EX-90 4-11 305d 40,597 4.8 1891 3.1 1237 5,933 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo

Ever-Green-View Logo-ET VG-89 5-02 305d 40,214 4.2 1727 3.1 1228 5,730 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo

Meado-Brook Lucky Star 3697 EX-90 4-04 305d 40,079 4.11 1646 3.14 1260 5,711 pts. John R. Kappelman, Manitowoc

Meado-Brook Pop 3342 VG-88 5-03 305d 43,424 3.56 1544 2.65 1151 5,438 pts. John R. Kappelman, Manitowoc

B-Long Ruby-ET EX-90 4-07 305d 40,186 3.4 1373 3.1 1252 5,430 pts. B-Long Holsteins, New London

Hilly Valley Dramatic Star VG-85 5-04 305d 37,224 4.2 1548 3.1 1156 5,354 pts. Jones Bros. Dairy LLC, Mount Horeb

Wargo-N-JD Dandelion EX-91 4-01 305d 40,482 3.4 1395 2.9 1163 5,403 pts. Wargo Acres, Lodi

Meado-Brook Taylor 3519 VG-87 5-09 300d 38,688 3.79 1466 3.03 1173 5,352 pts. John R. Kappelman, Manitowoc

Meado-Brook Buckeye 3912 VG-85 4-00 305d 42,986 3.60 1549 2.75 1184 5,388 pts. John R. Kappelman, Manitowoc

Jenny-Lou Toystory 2067-ET EX-91 5-00 305d 41,210 3.0 1207 3.1 1270 5,315 pts. Wargo Acres, Lodi

Ever-Green-View Qianta-TW VG-88 4-01 305d 39,634 3.7 1428 3.0 1158 5,329 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo Meado-Brook Jet Stream 3923 VG-85 4-00 298d 34,973 4.30 1504 3.28 1146 5,305 pts. John R. Kappelman, Manitowoc B-Long Lexi VG-88 4-01 305d 38,381 3.5 1360 3.0 1163 5,266 pts. Brandon Long, New London Dittrich Airraid Blast VG-85 4-00 305d 29,395 3.75 1101 3.06 900 4,661 pts. Donald & Billie Dittrich, Alma Dittrich Harry Aire VG-86 4-03 305d 23,463 4.2 967 3.3 843 4,495 pts. Donald & Billie Dittrich, Alma

Five Year Olds

Ralma Goldwyn Mayfly-ET EX-92 5-04 305d 49,801 4.7 2364 3.3 1594 6,826 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo

Jenesis-B Shottle Bessie EX-90 6-00 305d 46,246 4.2 1937 2.8 1315 6,057 pts. Doug Lemke & Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia Shawnee Goldwyn Shanice-ET EX-90 6-01 305d 37,922 4.9 1841 3.1 1174 5,820 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo Wargo-Acres Marmalade EX-90 6-07 305d 44,824 3.5 1547 3.0 1315 5,667 pts. Wargo Acres, Lodi

Regancrest Belara-ET EX-94 5-01 305d 36,469 3.4 1146 3.2 1099 5,175 pts. Jason Danhof, Lodi Dittrich Doug Suggs VG-87 5-06 305d 25,683 3.8 955 3.2 803 4,471 pts. Donald & Billie Dittrich, Alma

Kelroys Rubens Vivian EX-95 8-05 305d 41,108 3.7 1511 2.6 1062 5,536 pts. Chad & Mark Ryan and Brian Kelroy, Fond du Lac Hendel Jeremy Bonnie 1918 EX-92 6-11 305d 35,005 4.42 1547 3.17 1109 5,524 pts. Wargo Acres, Lodi B-Long Cream EX-90 6-00 305d 36,034 4.3 1559 3.2 1141 5,505 pts. Bret Long, New London Wargo-Acres Melina VG-87 9-08 305d 49,525 2.67 1323 2.63 1302 5,338 pts. Wargo Acres, Lodi B-Long Brown Sugar EX-92 7-04 305d 30,182 4.7 1408 3.4 1016 5,292 pts. B-Long Holsteins, New London B-Long Fusion EX-90 6-03 305d 40,090 2.9 1165 2.8 1123 5,093 pts. Bryant Long, New London Meado-Brook Terrason 3331 EX-90 6-03 305d 36,948 3.00 1109 2.77 1023 4,937 pts. Peter J. Kappelman, Manitowoc

Dittrich Lheros Primros EX-90 5-01 305d 23,440 3.6 818 3.1 678 4,301 pts. Donald & Billie Dittrich, Alma

10 Years & Older

Hilrose Lee Princess EX-93 10-00 305d 43,073 3.7 1597 2.6 1132 5,629 pts. Jeff Brantmeier, Sherwood

Dittrich Potter Pottery VG-87 5-11 304d 21,452 3.8 817 2.9 625 4,155 pts. Donald & Billie Dittrich, Alma

Six to Nine Year Olds

Ever-Green-View Elegance EX-92 6-04 305d 52,840 4.5 2341 3.1 1604 6,813 pts. Thomas Kestell, Waldo Siemers Schief Lesi 5974-ET EX-94 8-02 305d 47,350 4.0 1904 2.9 1356 6,190 pts. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc., Newton

Ryan-Vu Storm Norma EX-92 13-04 305d 34,437 3.7 1294 2.8 952 5,114 pts. Mark Ryan, Fond du Lac Wargo-Acres Electa EX-90 10-09 305d 29,952 3.93 1177 3.36 1005 4,987 pts. Wargo Acres, Lodi

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2013 Midwest National Spring Show Rules RULES FOR 2013 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/FairRulesAnimalHealth2013.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 confirmation or fax copy from the Holstein Association of America; no photocopies will be accepted. If an animal is identified with Holstein Association USA eartags, two official eartags must be in the animal’s ears for entry to be accepted and allowed in showring. All animals exhibited must be Holstein Registered or Qualified by the Holstein Association USA, Inc. or registered with the Holstein Association of Canada with 87% or greater purity. 2. Ownership shall be established by the name listed on the registration certificate; or the presentation of the certificate of registration along with a completed transfer and the appropriate fee, which will be retained by a Holstein USA representative and forwarded to the Holstein Association USA, Inc. The Spring Show Committee and the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors reserve the final and absolute right to interpret the rules and regulations of the Shows and will settle and determine all matters, questions, or differences in regard thereto or otherwise arising out of, or in connection with the Shows. In the event a question arises concerning an animal’s age, the Spring Show Committee Chairperson may request that an individual registration certificate be checked at ringside. HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION USA, INC. SHOW RING POLICY Showing cattle is an important part of promoting, merchandising and breeding Registered Holsteins for breeders and Holstein Association USA, Inc. It is also in the best interest of Registered Holstein breeders to maintain integrity and present a positive and progressive image of themselves and their cattle in the showring. Holstein Association USA works cooperatively with the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association (PDCA), show management, exhibitors and judges to give encouragement, direction and uniformity to the National Holstein Show program. I. ETHICS At all times, Registered Holsteins shall be treated in a humane manner and in accordance with dairy quality assurance practices so as to protect the health, safety and welfare of the livestock and the consuming public. No person shall present for exhibition or exhibit an animal which he or she knows, or has reason to suspect, is affected with or has been exposed to a dangerously contagious or infectious disease, illness or illegal or non-approved use of drugs, medication and/or prohibited substance or residue. The position of Holstein Association USA is that all animals presented for exhibition shall be in their natural conformation and structure, free of any alteration or modification caused by unethical fitting. A. The following practices or procedures are considered unacceptable and defined as being fraudulent and/or unethical in the showing of Registered Holstein Cattle: 1. Misrepresenting the age and/or milking status of the animal for the class in which it is shown. 2. Treating the animal, particularly the udder, internally or externally: a. with an irritant or counter-irritant, b. using a device to artificially create or enhance the udder crease, c. using other substances as detected by testing that cause changes in the udder to artificially improve the conformation. 3. Surgery or unethical insertion of any matter under the skin or into body cavities, performed to change the natural contour or appearance of the animal’s body, though not to preclude practices required or involved in normal management. 4. Criticizing or interfering with the judge, show management, or other exhibitors while in the showring, or other conduct detrimental to the breed or the show. B. The following practices and procedures are considered to detract from the image of the showring when carried to excess and will be taken into consideration by the show judge in placing animals within a class: 1. The maximum allowable length of naturally growing hair anywhere on the topline is not to exceed 1½ inches. Exhibitors will be required to comply with this rule before the animal is allowed to enter the ring. 2. Addition of foreign objects, including but not limited to hair or hair substitutes (except for false switches), cloth or fiber, to change the natural contour or appearance of the animal’s body is prohibited. 3. Unsportsmanlike conduct by exhibitors. 4. Improper fitting practices such as overfilling and over-bagging.

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

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

CLASSES 1. Winter Heifer Calf - born December 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013 2. Fall Heifer Calf - born September 1 - November 30, 2012 3. Summer Yearling Heifer - born June 1 - August 31, 2012 4. Spring Yearling Heifer - born March 1 - May 31, 2012 5. Winter Yearling Heifer - born December 1, 2011 - February 29, 2012 6. Fall Yearling Heifer - born September 1 - November 30, 2011 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, 2011 11. Junior Two Year Old Cow - born March 1 - August 31, 2011 (Must be fresh) 12. Senior Two Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2010 - February 28, 2011 13. Junior Three Year Old Cow - born March 1 - August 31, 2010 14. Senior Three Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2009 - February 28, 2010 15. Intermediate & Reserve Intermediate Champion Female (Open Show) 16. Four Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2009 17. Five Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2008 18. Six Year Old and Older Cow - born before September 1, 2007 19. 150,000 lb. Cow Class (Must bring proof of production to check-in; cows may only be switched from another milking cow class to the 150,000 lb. class with additional paid entry fee)

20. Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show 21. Senior & Reserve Senior Champion Female (Junior Show) 22. Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Female (Junior Show) 23. Best Udder of Show 24. Champion Bred & Owned of the Show 25. Senior & Reserve Senior Champion Female (Open Show) 26. Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Female (Open Show) 27. Best Three Females 28. Produce of Dam 29. Dam & Offspring 30. Premier Breeder 31. Premier Exhibitor 32. State Herd (6 animals earning points as in Premier Breeder/Exhibitor)

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Premise ID #

Midwest National Spring Show Entry Fee Schedule

$25.00/entry for heifers if postmarked on or before 4/1/13 $30.00/entry for Unfreshen 2 Year Olds & Milking Age Cows if postmarked on or before 4/1/13 $50/entry if postmarked 4/2/13 to 4/6/13 (may not be listed in the show book) $100/entry if postmarked after 4/6/13 (will not be listed in the show book)

*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 ____________________________________________________________________________________

2013 Midwest National Spring Show April 20, 2013 • 8:30 a.m. JEFFERSON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, JEFFERSON, WI All entries are to be mailed to: Wisconsin Holstein Association, 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913 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

2013 Midwest National Spring Show Entry Form

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________________________________________________________ FARM NAME _____________________________________________________________________________________

Members and/or their parents/guardian shall accept any financial responsibility for the enforcement of the provisions herein.

The following rules shall apply to all members: 1. Use or possession of any alcoholic beverage or controlled substances strictly prohibited. 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.

The Junior Holstein Association is open to membership for those persons under the age of 21 as of January 1st of the membership year. The purpose of this organization is to encourage youthful interest in the promotion of the Registered Holstein industry. To be eligible for membership, all juniors must sign this agreement and agree to abide by the rules hereinafter set forth. Failure to honor any of these rules will subject the junior member to immediate revocation of membership status, including the opportunity of participation in WI Holstein Association sponsored activities and events.

Junior Member Agreement

Parent or Guardian of Junior Member - Signature: _________________________________________

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

Date: _____________________ Date: _____________________

Junior Member Signature: _________________________________________________________

Junior Member Name: (please Print) ____________________________________________

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

For the purposes of the observance of the rules of membership herein, there is established a Board which shall consist of the Director of Operations of the Wisconsin Holstein Association, the President of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Holstein Association and the Chairman of the Wisconsin Holstein Association 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 to all members. Due process shall be afforded by: explaining the evidence against the member, giving the member an opportunity to explain his/her version of the facts, thereafter, it is a matter of discretion by the Board whether to have the accuser/observer summoned and whether to permit cross examination of said individuals, due process must be initiated within 120 days of receipt of membership revocation.

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

Protein _______

Date of Birth __________________ Reg. # _____________________

Age ________ Milk ____________ Fat _______

Animal’s Name________________________________________________________________

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

Class # ________________

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

Protein _______

Date of Birth __________________ Reg. # _____________________

Age ________ Milk ____________ Fat _______

Animal’s Name________________________________________________________________

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

Class # ________________

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

Protein _______

Date of Birth __________________ Reg. # _____________________

Age ________ Milk ____________ Fat _______

Animal’s Name________________________________________________________________

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

Class # ________________

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

Protein _______

Date of Birth __________________ Reg. # _____________________

Age ________ Milk ____________ Fat _______

Animal’s Name________________________________________________________________

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

Class # ________________

ADDRESS ______________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP _________________________________________________________________________________


Hello Holstein Friends! My name is Morgan Behnke. I am the 19-year-old daughter of Roger and Lisa Behnke and I have a younger sister, Taylor. I am a 2011 graduate of New Glarus High School and am currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where I am majoring in Graphic Design, minoring in Imaging Media, and am an active member of the Pioneer Dairy Club. I live just outside of New Glarus, where my family raises show heifers. I have been an active member of the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association for over 10 years and as the 2013 Holstein Princess, I have never been more excited to be a part of this fantastic organization. We already have so much to look forward to in this new year as Rock County kicked off 2013 with a junior convention for the books! A huge ‘Congratulations’ to each of the deserving juniors recognized at convention for the numerous awards presented and an equally enormous ‘Thank You’ to our hosts. As for Crystal and me, we have been hard at work planning and organizing brand new events that we are looking to debut in the next few months. As the association is ‘revamping’ the Royalty program, Crystal and I have been asked to work more closely with the Junior Activities Committee this year in order to promote our junior events and programs thoughout the year. What a fun, hard-working group! With one meeting under our belts already, there are so many different ideas and perspectives, but we are all most excited to introduce our new Holsti-Buck program for 2013. Get ready for a whole new look and feel to the bills! Be sure to check out the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association Facebook page every Friday for ways to earn our new Holsti-Bucks. Adult Convention this February in Rothschild, Wis., will be our first opportunity to mingle with our adult membership. We hope everyone is able to attend our annual event and we look forward to meeting each of you! The Marathon Holstein group has been hard at work putting together a great event for everyone! Be sure to follow Crystal and I this year on our Wisconsin Holstein Association Princess Facebook page. We are looking forward to the numerous events and shows while seeing old friends and meeting new ones! Stay tuned!

Morgan Behnke

Hello! My name is Crystal Siemers-Peterman and I am honored to be your 2013 Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant. I am the 18year-old daughter of Jack and Sherry Peterman, and I’m actively involved in our family farm, Siemers Holsteins. I’m a senior at Howards Grove High School where I am involved in many activities; FFA, National Honor Society, Student Ambassadors, and Letter Club. I have been an active member in Junior Holsteins since I was eight and I have loved being a part of this association ever since. I have participated in Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy, many speaking contests, and just about every activity that the association offers. I encourage all youth to try something different this year and hopefully expand your skills while making new friends along the way! This month Morgan and I will travel to Wausau to attend the state adult convention. I’m really looking forward to meeting many members at this event. Also, the Midwest Spring Show is coming up and I encourage you to participate or attend this special event. As the Association takes a new approach to the Royalty program this year, Morgan and I will be able to do more public relations on behalf of the Wisconsin Holstein Association and our events and activities. I look forward to promoting the beautiful Holstein cow, and the delicious dairy products made available from her milk. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to embark on this incredible journey, meeting even more people who are passionate about the Holstein cow and the dairy industry. This association has given me incredible memories, knowledge and friendship and I hope to gain even more from this position. P.S. Make sure to “Like” our Facebook page. Morgan and I will continue to update you with the latest news and stay tuned for Holsti-Buck Opportunities! Do it Dairy Style!

Crystal Siemers-Peterman

The University of


STUDENT PROFILE Name: Mitch Kappelman Hometown: Manitowoc, WI High School: Manitowoc Lutheran High School Class Size: 60 Farm: Meadow Brook Farms Major: Dairy Science with a Business emphasis & Dairy Enterprise Management Specialization Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? I chose to attend UW-Madison because it has one of the best dairy programs in the country. Attending UW-Madison is also a bit of a family tradition, as I had parents, grandparents, sisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins graduate as Badgers. It certainly doesn’t hurt being only a couple hours drive from home. What has been your most memorable college experience? Looking back at my college career at UW-Madison, one thing I will never forget are all the amazing experiences at World Dairy Expo. Whether it was building a display on one end of the showring, watching the Supreme Champion ceremony from the rafters, helping wrap a Grand Champion’s sore foot, or finding the most incredible view on grounds, World Dairy Expo will always be dear to my heart. What has been your favorite course? The favorite course that I have taken is Dairy Science 433: Dairy Herd Management. It helped me to gain a fuller understanding of the key areas needed to run a successful dairy farm. It also gave me the chance to tour thriving local dairies that implement many of these strategies. What are your future career goals? Some of my career goals include breeding an All-American, being named one of Holstein USA’s Herd of Excellence, and staying active in the dairy industry on all levels.

UW-Madison Dept. of Dairy Science

Inquiry Lives Here

1675 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706 Ph. 608-263-3308 Fax 608-263-9412 Contact: Beth Heinze

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Honeycrest Farms donates Embryo Package for Junior Association in Futures Sale

Honeycrest Farms of Spring Valley have donated a package of four #1 embryos sired by De-Su Freddie Galaxy-ET, +2429 GTPI, in the Wisconsin Holstein Futures Sale taking place on February 22 at the Wisconsin Holstein Adult Convention in Rothschild. Proceeds will benefit the Junior Holstein Association. The embryos’ maternal brother is at ABS and a maternal sister sold in the 2012 Futures sale for $7,700.

Scholarship Opportunities

The 2013 Wisconsin Holstein Scholarship applications are due to be postmarked by March 1, 2013. All Holstein Association members pursuing a college degree are welcome 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 Eighth Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913. This year a live auction will take place at the at the 2013 Adult Convention and half of the proceeds will benefit the Brad Fust Memorial Scholarship Fund. This is one of four memorial scholarships awarded each year as well as general two- and four-year scholarships. Last year the Association awarded $8,000 to our outstanding junior members. An additional scholarship available to Junior Holstein members is the John and Isabelle Ames Memorial Scholarship which can be found on our website as well. A number of agricultural scholarships are available to junior members pursuing degrees in agriculture so good luck! Scholarships are a great way to help pay for your education.

$$ Holsti-Buck Corner $$

Honeycrest Goldwyn Rhapsody-ET EX-90 3-04 2x 365 31,389 4.0 1241 2.8 905 4-07 2x 209 21,175 3.5 742 2.8 691 inc.

Thank you Honeycrest Farms for donating this package in memory of Tiffany Langteau who was tragically taken from our junior membership in 2012.

WHA Junior Raffle Winners

Heifer Calf from MilkSource: Larry & Kim Voigts, Platteville UW Men’s Hockey Tickets: A. Kelly, Elkhart Lake Wander Spring Golf: Aaron Arnhoelter, Elkhart Lake Confections of Any Occasion by Joel: Gary Dammen, Argyle Accelerate Genetics certificate: Bob Vandoske, Cleveland Fleet Farm Gift Card: Justin Burdette, Mercersburg, PA Cattle Connection vest: Chris Hoeger, Elridge, IA East Central Select Sires certificate: Randy Severson, Trempealeau PDPW certificate: Erica Helmer, Plymouth Country Today subscription: Thomas Larson, Viroqua CRV certificate: Kylie Nickels, Watertown IPS certificate: Jim Schmitz, Montfort Holstein World vest: Sandy Madland, Lyndon Station ABS certificate: Randy Severson, Trempealeau WI Holstein Publications: James Dressler, Dodgeville UW-Madision Gift Package: Dustin Robuidek, Pulaski WI State Farmer subscription: Ethan Kohlman, Plymouth Animart washing kit: Kathy Schmitz, Norwalk Alta Genetics certificate: Glenn Ubbelohde, Plymouth World Dairy Expo gift: Kyra & Wyatt Depies, Sheboygan Nasco gift certificate: Larry Nelson, Fitchburg Agri-View subscription and ad: Ben Henderson, Galesville Semex gift certificate: Colby Steiner, Juda Hoard’s Dairyman package: Dave Huser, Vesper Winter Comfort Package: Charlie Moore, Fennimore

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Pitch those old Holsti-Bucks as there is a new look and feel to the program in 2013. The Holsti-Buck program has been under construction and the JACs have made some changes going forward. Here are the highlights: Money • Holsti-buck cash will only be valid for the year in which it is awarded. After Junior Convention, new Holsti-bucks will be released for the year. • The look and feel of our currency is different and will be modified each year • Cash is available in $1, $5, $10 and $20 dollar bills with a special $100 bill for the high rollers! Distribution • Holsti-Buck Corner in the News: Our Holsti-Buck Corner in the Holstein News will continue, however the questions may have different amounts awarded for each based on the level of difficulty. Each JAC will write the monthly questions and will determine the amount to be awarded per month for their respective corner. • Holsti-Bucks online: Our website will continue to be updated with new questions each month to submit to Larry at the office. However, new this year will be Holsti-Buck Friday’s on the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association Facebook page. If you aren’t currently following us there, send a request! Each Friday new questions will be posted on the Juniors Facebook page and answers will ONLY be accepted that Friday and then tracked by the JAC’s for the office to post on the website each month. • Involvement: Holsti-Bucks will be awarded based on your participation during the year. We will be watching who participates at our events and activities and then award Holsti-Bucks based on your involvement at our events, activities and shows. The shows not receiving Holsti-Bucks will be World Dairy Expo, Wisconsin State Fair and NAILE. Involvement means participating in a contest, attending an event or showing at one of our Wisconsin Holstein shows. Dollars will be tracked during the year by the JACs and posted online. Keep an eye out for events that will earn you double bucks! Let’s see which county can earn the most Holsti-Bucks in 2013! Holsti-Buck Questions - by NW JAC Ryan Pralle

1. Who are this year’s Outstanding Boy and Girl? (1 Holsti-buck) 2. List the Dairy Jeopardy winners for each age division. (1 Holsti-buck) 3. Who are the National DJM representatives? (1 Holsti-buck) 4. Name the four new first year JACs. (1 Holsti-buck) 5. Name the Sr. and Jr. Dairy Bowl Champion teams. (1 Holsti-buck) 6. What is the limiting nutrient according to CNMP regulations? (5 Holsti-bucks) 7. What Chromosome has been linked to calving problems in dairy cattle? (5 Holstibucks) 8. What is the name of the instrument used to puncture the rumen in cases of bloat? (5 Holstibucks) 9. The American Dairy Science Association publishes a scientific publication that is called what? (5 Holstibucks) 10. Milk is the victory drink for what race each year? (10 Holstibucks)



2013 JAC Committee Members Northeast Nicholas Schuster, Chair – Rachel Hartlaub – Northwest Ryan Pralle, Vice-President – Cassi Miller – Southwest Andrea Pagenkopf, Treasurer - Sean Brown – Southeast John Klossner, Secretary – Cassy Krull – Pictured (seated L to R): Cassi Miller (NW), Andrea Pagenkopf (SW), Cassy Krull (SE). (Standing) Sean Brown (SW), Nicholas Schuster (NE), Ryan Pralle (NW), John Klossner (SE), and Rachel Hartlaub (NE).

Sean Brown

My name is Sean Brown. I am the 18 year old son of Angela Davis-Brown and Mark Brown. I am in my first year of the Farm & Industry Short Course at UW-Madison. I live on a 120-acre farm west of Dodgeville. We milk 28 cows consisting of Holsteins, Jerseys and Milking Shorthorns. I have shown at many local, state and national shows and have been very active in FFA and 4-H. I am looking forward to being a JAC and hope it is a lot of fun! Cassy Krull Hello Fellow Holstein Members! My name is Cassandra “Cassy” Krull. I am the 19 year old daughter of Cindy Krull and the late Brian Krull. I have two siblings, Bryce and Carley. We live on my family’s 40 cow milking herd, Krull Farms, in Lake Mills, located in Jefferson County. I am currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville majoring in Agricultural Education and Animal Science with a dairy emphasis. I enjoy working with others and meeting new people. I would like to sincerely thank you for electing me as the new Southeast District Junior Activities Committee member. Rachel Hartlaub Hi everyone, my name is Rachel Hartlaub and I’m the 19 year old daughter of David and Rosemary Hartlaub. I’m from Manitowoc County where my family has a 50 Registered Holstein farm. Right now I’m a freshman at UW-Madison majoring in Dairy Science and have become involved in Badger Dairy Club, the Association of Women in Agriculture and Collegiate Farm Bureau and am really enjoying my time there. Of course, I still stay very involved in the Junior Holstein Association, having participated in many years of dairy bowl, dairy jeopardy, speaking and the DJM contest and participate in many other programs such as the Junior Farm Tour trip, the mentorship program and competing at the national level. It would be an understatement to say that the Junior Holstein Association has changed me in a positive way

by helping find what I am passionate about, gaining selfconfidence and giving me a glimpse toward the kind of person I want to be. I want all the youth to have the same amazing experiences as I did in the Junior Holstein group, which is why becoming a JAC is so important to me! I am ready to throw myself into this leadership position, have fun and give back to the association that has undeniably changed my life forever! Thank you! Cassondra Miller I’m Cassondra Miler, but most people know me as Cassi. I am the 19 year old daughter of Alexis Cox and Robert and Susan Miller and have a 20 year old sister, Lexa Miller who is the calf manager at Cottonwood Dairy. My father has a 65 cow Registered Holstein herd in Vesper, in Wood County. I am currently a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where I am majoring in Agribusiness with emphasis in Communication, Marketing and Management. At school I am an active member of the Pioneer Dairy Club, AgBusiness Club and National Ag Marketing Association. At Mount Horeb High School I served as my FFA Chapter’s Treasurer and President. I was also a member of the National Honor Society, softball and band. I have been a junior member since I was 10 but I have been active in my county’s group ever since I could hold a halter and am currently acting as my county’s Junior Holstein President. Truthfully, when I was younger I didn’t see myself having a career in the Agricultural Industry; I have always dreamed of becoming a criminal profiler. But because of my experiences in Junior Holsteins and FFA I have found what I am truly passionate about. I believe that the 2012 Farm Tour was what finalized that path for me. I not only met the greatest junior members, I met the people that I hope to one day be assisting in making our industry the best. I love teaching the youth in my county at sales, clinics and fairs and hope that I am being the role model that they need me to be. I hope to one day run World Dairy Expo and be a voice for the dairy industry. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2013-43


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If there is anything to get you through those cold winter days it’s the idea that spring is just around the corner. And while we just celebrated the New Year, I’m already thinking about spring and all the upcoming activities that Holstein breeders can take part in. First up, and although not quite into spring yet, is the Wisconsin Holstein annual convention. The Marathon County breeders are getting ready to host us in Rothschild on February 22 and 23 and it should be a great weekend. You’ll find the line-up for the WHA Futures Sale in this issue and it should be another great sale this year. If you’ve never been to the adult convention, I encourage you to attend the Young Adult Committee will be giving out five “first time attendee” rewards in random drawings throughout the weekend to help cover expenses. And I guarantee once you’ve been to the convention you’ll want to come back! Along with all the upcoming sales in March, we’ve also started scheduling the WHA Barn Meetings. Two meeting sites have been finalized and two more will be set in the next couple of weeks, the dates will be March 20, 21, 27 & 28. Watch for more information in the March issue and be sure to mark your calendar as we have a great speaker lined up. Also in this issue is the entry form and rules for the Midwest National Spring Show, April 20. Entries are due April 1. Next month is the first of our three Midwest Holstein issues annually. If you’d like to take advantage of this special issue and get your advertising message out to all the Holstein members in the upper Midwest, please give me a call by February 8 to reserve your ad spot. This month’s cover features the winner of our annual Cover Contest. We had so many great entries again this year and along with our runners-up that will be printed in the March issue, you’ll see some of the other entries on future Midwest Holsteins covers. Thanks to all who sent in entries and watch for next year’s theme in a future issue. Until next time... 44–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2013




February 2013 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 22-24 WHA Adult Convention, Stoney Creek Inn - Wausau, 1100 Imperial Ave., Rothschild, WI 54474, hosted by Marathon County 22 WI Holstein Futures Sale, Stoney Creek Inn - Wausau, Rothschild March 2013 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 1 Deadline for WHA Scholarship applications 2 Parade of Perfection sale, Elkhorn, 10:30 a.m., managed by Butler-Fellers Auctions 9 16th Badger Invitational, University of WI-Madison Stock Pavilion, Madison, assisted by Tom Morris Ltd. 16 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, Weyauwega 16 Green|Rock Dual County Sale, Brooklyn 20 WHA Barn Meeting, hosted by Krull Farms, Lake Mills 21 WHA Barn Meeting, hosted by Synergy Dairy, Pulaski 22 The Quest for Success Sale, hosted by Bella-View Holsteins, Marion 23 Milksource Tag Event, Kaukauna 23 Purple Ribbon Classic, Marshfield, managed by Wood Area Holstein Breeders 27 WHA Barn Meeting, site TBD 28 WHA Barn Meeting, site TBD April 2013 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon & Wood counties 8 WI Showcase Sale, Fond du Lac 13 Redfest with a Touch of Black at Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia, managed by Todd Wendorf 20 Midwest National Spring Show, Jefferson 26 46th Annual Outagamie Spring Sale, Seymour 30 2015 Futurity late entry deadline May 2013 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 4 Celebration III Sale, hosted by Duckett Holsteins, Marshfield, managed by Mike & Julie Duckett 18-19 Cow Camp, Beaver Creek Reserve, Fall Creek Other Upcoming Events June 14, 2013 District 10 Holstein Show, Chilton June 17, 2013 District 1 Holstein Show, St. Croix Falls June 18, 2013 District 6 Holstein Show, Stoughton June 19, 2013 District 7 Holstein Show, Seymour June 20, 2013 District 5 Holstein Show, Westfield June 21, 2013 District 3 Holstein Show, Lancaster June 24, 2013 District 2 Holstein Show, West Salem June 26, 2013 District 8 Holstein Show, Jackson July 7-11, 2013 National Holstein Convention, Indianapolis, IN July 9-11, 2013 Farm Technology Days, Barron County July 15-16, 2013 WI Championship Show, Lancaster


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