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February 2012

Volume 84 No. 2

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

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

1-800-223-4269 Wisconsin Holstein News: Official Publication of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Published 11 months per year by Wisconsin Holstein Publications To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; Phone (608) 723-4933; Fax (608) 723-4973; e-mail: February 2012

VOLUME 84 No. 2

Features: 10 12 37

Breeder Profile: Milgene Holsteins 2011 Top Performer entries Midwest National Spring Show rules & entry form

Departments: 9 9 9 14 16 35 35 42 44 45 46

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs From the President: Corey Geiger From the Field: Sarah Trapp, Holstein USA WHA Annual Supporters District 8 report Laura’s Holstein Letters: WHA Princess Laura Finley Breeder Business Cards WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover This month’s cover photo is the winning entry in the 2011 Cover Contest. Pictured are four generations of the Pagenkopf family that is currently involved in the day-to-day operations of Paradise-D Holsteins, Lancaster. Left to right are Craig, Burdette holding Craig’s son Alan, and Dan. The Pagenkopfs are currently milking 125 Registered Holsteins, with a portion of the herd housed in the free-stall building built in 2010. Our runner-up photos will be printed in the March issue. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2012

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WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION STAFF: Christianne Williams, Director of Operations Laura Wackershauser, Editor/Advertising Manager Larry Nelson, Member Services Manager Sharon Maffei, Membership/Event Coordinator

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Corey Geiger, President (2012)* - 920-650-0294 W1938 County Rd. J, Mukwanago, WI 53149 Todd Stanek, Vice President (2012) - 715-456-8718 E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 Angela Davis-Brown, Secretary (2012) - 608-935-3814 3008 Elliott Brown Rd., Dodgeville, WI 53533 Matt Lippert, Exec. Committee (2012) - 715-884-6578 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 Marci Walker, Exec. Committee (2013) - 608-253-3003 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Todd Borgwardt (2013) - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Paula Bovre (2013) - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Dan Cnossen (2014) - 715-302-1327 N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Chris McCullough (2013) - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 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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Larcrest Constance-ET VG-85 VG-MS at 2-08 GTPI +2066 +482NM +5.2PL +3.07T +3.36UDC +3.50FLC 2-01 305 24,070 4.1 978 3.1 753

~ contracted worldwide for embryos ~ due in April & looks fantastic! Selling a First Choice from these heifers in the Wisconsin Futures Sale: • Matcrest Snowman Chima-ET, +2355 GTPI • Matcrest Iota Colorado-ETS, +2318 GTPI • Matcrest Ostyle Caily-ET, +2308 GTPI

Selling at the UW-River Falls Falcon Premier: • Matcrest Iota Coral-ETS, +2210 GTPI

Larcrest Carabella-ET VG-86 VG-MS at 2-07 DOM GTPI +2230 +610NM +5.4PL +3.08T +2.69UDC +2.94FLC 2-05 2x 189 15,989 4.2 674 3.0 515 inc.

~ #5 milking Shottle in the U.S. ~ Full sister to Cosmopolitan ~ 17 offspring over +2100 GTPI ~ Currently flushing to fulfill bull & embryo contracts Their Dam: Larcrest Oside Champagne-TW EX-90 GMD DOM 2-03 2x 365 29,110 4.5 1322 3.5 1022 2nd Dam: Larcrest Juror Chanel EX-93 3E GMD DOM 9-00 2x 365 48,460 4.0 1943 3.2 1556

Matcrest Bookem Cookie-ET

Matcrest Radon Cami-ET

Bookem x Carabella-ET GTPI +2296 PTA +1272M +92F +50P +684NM +4.6PL +2.88T +2.43UDC +2.04FLC ~ Currently flushing her & 2 full sisters

Radon x Carabella-ET GTPI +2293 PTA +1279M +82F +44P +737NM +6.0PL +2.46T +1.94UDC +2.30FLC ~ #1 Radon female in the U.S. ~ currently flushing her & 1 full sister

MATT & BRAD JOHNSON 1963 110th Ave., Baldwin, WI 54002 715-977-0991 • 6–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2012

CREST-VIEW-ACRES PLT SILKA VG-85 VG-MS at 2-07 GTPI +2082 1-10 365 25,854 4.0 1024 2.9 750 PTA +1534M +46F +38P +584NM +5.4PL +1.83T +1.89UDC • Due 6/1/2012 to O-Style Silka has a little different pedigree with her dam, Swirl, being a VG-88 Potter with a GTPI +1914 and at 3-03 33,928 and 1216 fat. 3rd dam, Senora, is by Finley and EX-92 with 38,000 then a VG-87 Mtoto with two EX daughters then Rudolph Stripes, EX-91, with 1400 fat and 6 more EX dams back to the Saturday cow family.

Offspring: • Daughters by Super, All-In, Jives, Emerald, and Manifold; Manifold flushed to Alchemy and Mogal embryos available • Sons tested: Robust with +2372 GTPI +838NM +7.8PL; Super with +2309 GTPI +731NM +6.4PL; Super with +2288 GTPI +719 NM +6.4PL This cow family transmits extemely well not only in type but production and health traits. For more information and pictures check out our website at

Steve & Kay Holte E7166 Tri-State Rd., Westby, WI 54667 Ph: (608) 634-4545 Cell: 608-632-1598 Fax: (608) 634-2549 e-mail: Herdsman: Mike Hall (608) 632-1509 Visitors Welcome 8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2012

From your President Corey Geiger Dear Wisconsin Holstein Association members: I would like to invite you and encourage you to attend the 121st Wisconsin Holstein Association annual meeting on February 24 and 25 in Waupaca, Wis. It will be an action-packed two days filled with opportunities to learn more about your state and national association. The event is open to all members. The convention will kick off at noon on Friday with the Holstein USA Regional Meeting. The town hall meeting will be led by Wisconsin’s national directors Robert Nigh and yours truly. Additionally, there will be Holstein USA staff on hand to answer your questions and discuss all things Holstein. Over the years, I have learned that a number of Holstein Association members believe that the Regional Meeting is only for national convention delegates. That is far from the truth. It is a chance for all Holstein breeders and industry enthusiasts to discuss concerns about the Holstein cow and get answers to your questions during the open forum. It is also an opportunity to talk to national staff in the event you are unable to attend the national convention. We have a number of topics that will be discussed at the Regional Meeting, including: • State of the Association Address and a financial review • An update on 2012 director elections • New options for Holstein Complete • The status of U.S. genetic evaluations and the Dairy Data Alliance • Milk marketing update • Judges conferences • And most importantly, a new software product will be a very valuable addition to all Holstein breeders. To be the among first to hear about it, you will have to be at the February 24 meeting. After the Holstein Regional Meeting, we will move onto state matters. Every one of the Wisconsin Holstein Association’s committees will hold meetings late Friday afternoon. As you may know, it is through our state committees that most ideas are molded into recommendations brought forth to the board of directors. In the evening, Wisconsin Holstein’s Young Adult Committee will host its third annual Wisconsin Futures Sale. In addition to offering some great cattle for bidders, the sale has become the bestattended function during the weekend convention. Based on feedback from last year’s past WHA President’s breakfast, we will begin featuring an early-bird session speaker at each convention on Saturday morning. This year’s presenter is Carl Kent who serves as International Marketing Coordinator for Holstein USA. He will focus his talk on “International Markets for Holsteins.” Following Kent’s talk, we will move into the 121st annual meeting of the Wisconsin Holstein Association in which member’s can bring forth any issues regarding our state association. During the annual meeting, we will hold elections for four director seats, and we now have six declared candidates for four open positions. The newest candidate to declare is Sherry Siemers-Peterman, and her write-up can be found on page 11. The other five candidate bios (Bill Calvert, Kevin Jorgensen, Matt Lippert, Todd Stanek, and Mark Ulness) are in the January issue on page 15. All six are very qualified candidates, and our Association should consider itself blessed to have these quality leaders throw their hat in the ring for this election. Following the annual meeting, we will have a luncheon to recognize our state’s top juniors and our Hall of Fame inductees. That will be followed by Waupaca-Waushara farm visits and then our evening awards banquet. After Sunday morning’s reorganizational board meeting, my eight years of service as a Wisconsin Holstein Association board of director will be complete. In my final column as President in the March Wisconsin Holstein News, I will share with you highlights of my State of the Association presentation from the annual meeting. During the past eight years, I have had the pleasure to serve with 27 WHA directors. I learned something from each of them as I

grew as a leader. It is through careful thought and good debate that organizations grow and ultimately flourish. I thank each and every one of these 27 individuals for their contributions to this Association. Together with our talented staff, we have made Wisconsin Holstein Association a stronger organization. In dairy we trust, Your President, Corey Geiger

FROM THE FIELD By Sarah Trapp, Holstein USA Regional Field Rep Thanks to all of you, our Holstein members and breeders! 2011 was a terrific year for U.S. Registered Holsteins. 360,149 Holsteins were registered last year, exceeding 2010 totals by over 20,000 animals! Here are a few updates and dates to keep in mind for 2012... The 6K SNP test was ready in fall and available now for $43, completely replacing the 3K SNP test. New for 2012, Holstein COMPLETE herds receive discounts on genomic testing several Registered Holsteins. COMPLETE herds, will receive a 3% discount on the 15-50th genomic tests ordered and a 7% discount on any test beyond 50. If you are not a COMPLETE herd, call me today to get signed up, and take advantage of these savings on genomic tests. The year will be kicked off with the Wisconsin Adult Convention along with the National Holstein Regional meeting on February 24 and 25 in Waupaca. Applications for adult recognitions such as the Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder, Elite Breeder, and Distinguished Leadership Award are due to the National office by February 28, and youth award applications, such as DJM and YDJM, are due by March 1. Next up are the Midwest Spring Red and White Show and the Midwest Spring National Holstein Show in Jefferson on April 20 and 21. Be sure to get all heifers and cows that will be exhibited by Juniors at National shows transferred by the June 1 deadline. Transfers must be received at the office by that date, and any transfer, including adding or removing Junior owners, will make the animal ineligible to show. Transfers can be mailed in, done over the internet, or phoned in. If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact me, or call the National office at 800.952.5200. Looking ahead to the summer, district shows will be held across the state in June, and State Show in Marshfield on July 16 and 17. Be sure to check out our web site at to see the whole calendar of events and let’s keep up the enthusiasm and make 2012 a great Holstein year! If you have any questions on Holstein Association USA programs or services, be sure to give Chris, Dennis or me a call.

Sarah Trapp Northern Wisconsin & UP Michigan

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs % Thank you to those who contributed to the WHA Scholarship fund with their purchases at the auction at the Junior Convention. Nearly $3000 was raised for the Scholarship Fund.  Congratulations to Adam Hurtgen and Jordan Pieczynski who were married on October 10, 2011 in East Troy. They reside in Elkhorn and Adam is a partner in Hurtgenlea Holsteins. 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 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2012-9


Milgene Holsteins Alvin & Roger Hildebrandt Families, Hustisford By Danielle Brown

Left to right: Ty, Brett, Roger, Jared & Alvin Hildebrandt


Cows are fed a top dressed ration which contains haylage stored in upright silos, high moisture corn, protein, and hay fed three times a day. All their feed is homegrown and because of their large land base they are able to sell excess hay, corn, and soybeans. Alvin handles much of the planting decisions as he is also a Dairyland Seed sales representative. They plant and harvest approximately 500 acres of corn, 250 acres of soybeans, 50 acres each of wheat, hay, and oats. All land is within three miles of the home farms which saves time and fuel costs during cropping season and allows them to better manage their crops. The Hildebrandts’ current breeding philosophy centers on type and they are constantly experimenting with Red and White Holsteins and more recently with genomics as well. Several bulls have made an impact at Milgene in the past including Regancrest Elton DurhamET and Pursuit September Storm-ET. To date 41 Excellent cows, seven Dam of Merits, and two Gold Medal Dams have carried the Milgene prefix. Today, you’ll find bulls such as Ronelee SS Durable, Gillette Windbrook, Comestar Lauthority, Scientific Destry-ET, Morningview Levi, Regancrest S Braxton-ET, Hylite Barbwire-RedET, and Ralma Gold Crown-ET in the semen tank. Typically, Hildebrandts merchandise 10-15 fresh two-year-olds a year and consign to a few sales. They also buy at sales, typically looking for a show prospect. Participating in shows on the state and national level began when Ty and Brett started showing and had an interest in competing at higher levels. Brett also experimented with Brown Swiss and although there is no longer any Brown Swiss at Milgene he enjoyed the opportunities he had to exhibit at World Dairy Expo with them. In addition, they are always on the lookout for

n 1960, Gene and Millie Hildebrandt moved from Illinois to Dodge County to begin Milgene Holsteins. Today, their sons Alvin and Roger, and their families carry on the legacy of Registered Holsteins near Hustisford, Wis. Alvin and Roger were both involved in 4-H and other youth organizations growing up and eventually attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course program. After finishing school they decided to return home to the family farm. Currently, the farm is operated in a 50/50 partnership between Alvin and Roger who purchased the farm from Gene and Millie in 1991. The farm is home to about 85 cows and the associated young stock. Also, the Hildebrandts crop 970 acres of land, 400 acres that are owned, which keeps all members of the family busy during the planting and harvesting season. That land includes three farms that the family owns and lives on. Only one farm is home to milk cows, while another houses younger animals and steers and one is rented out. Alvin’s wife Karen and Roger’s wife Fay are involved in several aspects of the farm and help out when needed, but also work off the farm. Alvin and Karen’s son, Jared, began farming with his father and uncle after graduating high school and has invested in some of the acreage they do own. Jared has a family of his own including his wife, Tiffany, and daughters, Ariona and Tianda. Another son, Jason, was active in showing and still owns animals in the herd. He also helps out on an as-needed basis. Roger and Fay’s oldest son, Ty, is a recent graduate of UW-Madison where he studied Dairy Science. Their second oldest, Brett, is currently finishing up his final year at UW-Madison’s Farm and Industry Short Course and plans to return to Milgene Holsteins after graduation. Another family member, Ryan Altreuter, also owns animals in the herd and is an asset during busy times on the farm. The 85-cow herd is housed in a tie-stall barn and milked twice a day. The herd boasts a 106.4 BAA with 11 Excellents and 30 Very Good cows on their most recent classification. The herd’s rolling herd average is about 23,000 pounds of milk, with a 3.6 fat test and 840 pounds of fat, and a 3.1 percent protein and 710 pounds of protein. All heifer calves are kept in hutches until they are weaned. All bull calves are 5 Generations of the Fitz-Sher-Hill Dur Jemini family: raised in groups and either kept for steers or breedJemini EX-93 2E DOM, Tribute Jessica-Red EX-91, SS Jez-Red EX-90, ing bulls. The Hildebrandts have a steady market for Advn Jezabel-Red VG-87 and Destry Jezstar-Red about six breeding age bulls per year.

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generations of homebred Excellents and something interesting from a cow family has great future potential. She has a young they don’t have at Milgene. 2-year-old Goldwyn daughter in the herd. One of the biggest influences at Biljean Storm Lois-ET EX-91 is another Milgene was an animal Brett purchased favorite at Milgene. Her last record at 4-10 as a calf from a syndicate Roger was a and 365 days was: 31,650M 3.3% 1,034F part of. In the early 1990s, Roger, Sheryl 2.9% 909P. She has a VG-85 Advent-Red Nehls, and Jim Fitzgerald purchased daughter in the herd and a young, fancy Ja-Bob Jubilance-Red-ET VG-89 from Damartini Attitude-Red-ET calf. Mark Yeazel in Ohio. Jubilance and her All members of the Hildebrandt offspring were flushed many times and family maintain a high level of community the partnership grew under the Fitzinvolvement. Their ability to work together Sher-Hill prefix. Eventually a decision and fill any role on the farm helps everywas made to dissolve the syndicate and one take on leadership roles off the farm Brett purchased a young Durham without compromising the farm’s day-togranddaughter of Jubilance, Fitz-SherFitz-Sher-Hill Dur Jemini-ET EX-93 day operations. Roger serves on the Board Hill Dur Jemini-ET. Jemini’s impact at of Directors of the Hustisford Bank, the Milgene is far-reaching. She went on to Dodge County FSA, the Dodge County score EX-93 and be named a Dam of Dairy Youth Committee, and the Dodge Merit. She had 28 daughters with 14 County Farm Bureau. He is also an Elder daughters in the milking herd today and at Saint Peters Evangelical Lutheran six in other herds. She has six Excellent Church in Lebanon and is currently daughters and nine Very Good daughserving as Treasurer of the Dodge County ters. On the last DHIA test date 31 of Holstein Association. Alvin keeps busy as a the 81 milking cows at Milgene were Dairyland Seed Dealer. Jared is a member Jemini descendents. Jemini, herself, was of the Dodge County Forage Board of nominated Junior All-American 4-YearDirectors and plays in a local softball Old and infused Red and White genetleague. Ty is also involved in a summer ics into the Milgene Holstein herd. softball league as well as leagues for several Because of Jemini’s show ring other sports. In addition, he is an assistant success and her high CTPI the decision coach for Wisconsin Power club volleyball. was made to flush Jemini extensively. Milgene Tribute Jessica-Red EX-91 Jemini was flushed several times to the The family has a strong tradition of bulls Ja-Bob Jordan-Red-ET, Mr Loreninvolvement in the Junior Holstein AssociaRed-ET, Sellcrest Uncle Sam-Red-ET, tion, as well. In 2008, Ty was named G-Toctin-SM Cole-ET, Pursuit Wisconsin’s Outstanding Holstein Boy September Storm-ET, Sandy-Valley and was a National Holstein Distinguished Bolton-ET, KHW Kite Advent-Red-ET, Junior Member Semi-Finalist. Ty is a previGolden-Oaks Rocco-Red-ET, and Picous Wisconsin Junior Activities Committee ston Shottle-ET. One of the strongest member and Brett is currently in his second maternal lines of the family includes year as a member of the committee. This Jemini’s daughter Milgene Tribute past year the Hildebrandt family hosted Jessica-Red EX-91, her daughter their county’s Dairy Brunch and the Dodge Milgene SS Jez-Red EX-90, her daughCounty Daylight Meeting on the same day. ter Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red-ET The future looks bright at Milgene as the next generation begins to become even VG-87, and her daughter Milgene Destry more involved. All decisions are a collaboJezstar-Red. Jezabel was nominated rative effort and generally made over Junior All-American Senior 2-Year-Old Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red-ET VG-87 milking, where most members of the team Red and White in 2010. Other herd members that are causing a stir at Milgene are Tom- are present. They are continually looking to improve their current Lu Durham Tilly EX-92 3E. Tilly was purchased in the Crescent- facilities and how they are doing business. Last year they remodeled mead Dispersal with hopes of becoming a show cow, but an injury their tie-stall barn adding almost 20 stalls where there used to be calf in June of 2010 made that impossible. Despite that, Tilly has become pens. This allowed them to keep more milk cows in the herd and a foundation for the future. She is currently the highest scored cow improve cow comfort. Future projects include a new calf barn and in the barn and produced over 30,000 pounds of milk, 1100 pounds building their own grain facility. There is also the possibility of of fat, and almost 950 pounds of protein in her last lactation. creating an LLC for future generations as the farm continues to grow. Another cow, Milgene Durham Maria EX-91 completes three

WHA Board of Directors Elections Elections will be held for four board of director positions at the 2012 Wisconsin Holstein Convention. Below is one additional candidate that has declared their candidacy for the WHA Board. Information on other candidates was printed in the January issue. Anyone wishing to run for the WHA Board can also be nominated from the floor at the annual meeting on February 25.

Sherry Siemers-Peterman, Cleveland Hello, I am very interested in running for the Wisconsin Holstein Board of Directors. The Holstein industry has been my passion for over 40 years. I grew up on a 230 cow family farm and currently am a part of the fifth generation with my brothers, Dan and Paul to own and manage Siemers

Holsteins where we milk 2,800 cows. I feel fortunate to manage and care for our special cattle either with genomic or show appeal. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to mentor many local youth by coaching, judging and working with dairy bowl programs, helping plan junior and adult state conventions and championship shows, to name a few. I have a long detailed history of helping our state association at all levels with many activities. My friends would tell you that I am a fairly creative and not afraid to change things up a bit. I am constantly giving new ideas to our current board members, many that have been implemented. I would love to give back to our state association and feel I have much to contribute at the state level. I certainly would appreciate your support. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2012-11

Ever-Green-View Erma GP-83 2-05 305d 33,548 4.1 1362 3.0 998 4462 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Dirt-Road Shotle Cinderella VG-85 2-03 305d 31,774 3.9 1241 3.1 1006 4435 pts. Steve & Amanda Killian, Blair Green-Corner Laurn Marva-ET VG-87 2-02 305d 29,622 4.21 1246 3.24 961 4433 pts. Mystic Valley, Jorgensen, Olstad & Sarbacker, Sauk City

Junior Two Year Olds Lars-Acres Felices Frilly-ET VG-86 2-01 305d 40,513 4.9 1981 3.1 1203 5398 pts. Aaron & John Hass, Evansville Ammon-Peachet Mallory-ET VG-87 2-04 305d 36,591 4.6 1678 3.2 1168 5068 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Broeks Annie-ET VG-87 2-02 305d 35,599 4.3 1548 3.2 1124 4904 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo

Siemers Goldwyn Sabrina-ET VG-85 1-11 305d 35,660 3.4 1227 2.8 1011 4418 pts. Siemers Holstein Farm, Inc., Newton Ever-Green-View Etal-ET VG-87 2-03 305d 32,873 3.8 1248 2.9 943 4405 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Siemers Goldwyn Happy-ET VG-87 2-01 305d 33,664 3.4 1134 3.1 1038 4398 pts. Siemers Holstein Farm, Inc., Newton

Broeks Apple-ET VG-87 2-04 305d 39,133 3.9 1538 3.0 1151 4903 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo

Hilrose Goldy Perfection-ET VG-88 2-03 305d 29,853 4.0 1204 3.1 934 4394 pts. Joe Brantmeier, Hilrose Holsteins, Sherwood

Synergy Active Blair VG-86 2-01 293d 32,536 4.8 1571 3.2 1047 4840 pts. C Haack, M. Jauquet, & G. Olson, Synergy Dairy, Pulaski

Ms Kingsmill Mac Eiko VG-86 2-06 305d 33,224 3.6 1206 3.0 981 4391 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo

Wargo-Acres Biton Mopsie-ET EX-91 2-06 305d 34,686 3.7 1275 3.2 1078 4663 pts. Craig Carncross, Wargo Acres Inc., Lodi Siemers Goldwyn Galaxy-ET VG-88 2-03 290d 31,125 4.0 1239 3.4 1054 4549 pts. Siemers Holstein Farm, Inc., Newton Broeks Roumare Elsa-ET VG-86 2-00 305d 37,594 3.3 1245 2.9 1096 4531 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo

Ever-Green-View Latisha VG-85 2-00 305d 36,050 3.2 1167 2.8 1022 4367 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Wargo-Acres Minister Miley VG-88 2-00 305d 29105 4.13 1203 3.14 914 4347 pts. Craig Carncross, Wargo Acres Inc., Lodi Ever-Green-View Elland-ET GP-80 2-03 305d 32,832 3.8 1274 2.9 943 4279 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo

Ever-Green-View Lilo-Red-ET VG-87 2-04 305d 31,324 3.2 1017 3.0 919 4150 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Marlo-ET VG-87 Integrity Lockstock-ET VG-85 2-00 305d 31,973 3.5 1102 2.6 815 2-02 305d 32,063 4.3 1386 2.9 915 4147 pts. 4493 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Nagels Blitz Sandy GP-83 Ms Epinema-ET VG-86 2-02 305d 33,764 3.3 1084 2.5 837 2-00 305d 32,935 4.0 1318 2.9 944 4035 pts. 4478 pts. Paul Nagel, Valders Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Sawall MR-L Ducky-Red VG-85 Speek-NJ Shottle Avis-ET VG-86 1-11 305d 24,380 4.4 1037 3.2 758 2-01 305 34039 3.9 1342 2.7 921 3975 pts. 4473 pts. Tyler Sawall, Double-Take Dairy, Jeff Brantmeier, Hilrose Dairy, Sherwood Clintonville 12–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2012 Jenny-Lou Boliver 2467 VG-85 2-03 305d 35,006 3.6 1279 3.0 1059 4510 pts. Mystic Valley Dairy, LLC, Sauk City

Ponterio Bardia Doll GP-80 2-01 305d 28,967 3.6 1049 2.9 849 3970 pts. Francis & Kim Ponterio, Melrose Siemers Goldwyn Goldie VG-89 2-01 305d 22,347 4.2 929 3.3 741 3954 pts. Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma Ponterio Drevil Rebel GP-83 2-02 305d 23,748 4.2 961 3.1 717 3820 pts. Francis & Kim Ponterio, Melrose Nagels Pontiac Linda GP-81 2-01 305d 25,290 3.8 951 2.9 725 3746 pts. Paul Nagel, Valders Nagels Damion Amy GP-81 1-11 305d 21,590 4.1 876 3.1 663 3619 pts. Stephanie Nagel, Valders Ponterio Gabriel Pegasus GP-80 2-02 305d 23,669 3.6 840 2.8 661 3563 pts. Francis & Kim Ponterio, Melrose Ponterio Kade Kale GP-80 1-11 305d 20,487 4.1 849 3.0 598 3517 pts. Francis & Kim Ponterio, Melrose

Senior Two Year Olds Jenny-Lou Shottle 2244 VG-85 2-11 297d 35,896 3.8 1375 2.8 1003 4526 pts. Mystic Valley Dairy, LLC, Sauk City Nagels Jackson Stacy GP-81 2-07 305d 24,954 3.5 869 2.9 706 3655 pts. Stephanie Nagel, Valders

Junior Three Year Olds Wilstar Shottle Dreamy-ET EX-90 3-05 305d 41,036 6.1 2502 2.9 1191 5959 pts. Andy & Jeff Brantmeier, Hilrose Holsteins, Sherwood Ever-Green-View Oriel-ET VG-88 3-05 305d 47,458 4.6 2175 3.0 1406 5791 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo B-Long Tootsy Pop-ET EX-91 3-05 305d 39,191 3.8 1472 3.2 1250 5014 pts. Bret Long, B-Long Holsteins, New London Jenny-Lou Design 2087 VG-86 3-06 305d 42,884 3.5 1494 3.0 1272 4920 pts. Mystic Valley Dairy, LLC, Sauk City Bladix Aspen Quiet 2315 VG-88 3-04 305d 21,552 4.1 888 3.1 669 4872 pts. Thomas & Albert Knegendorf, Spring Valley Jenny-Lou Mascol 2203 VG-86 3-00 305d 36,505 4.2 1525 3.0 1104

4811 pts. Mystic Valley Dairy, LLC, Sauk City Joliam Goldwyn 3406-ET VG-87 3-02 305d 34,514 4.36 1504 3.24 1118 4806 pts. Ryan & Jessica & Nicole Pralle, SelzPralle Dairy, Humbird B-Long Lexi VG-86 3-00 305d 36,964 4.0 1465 3.0 1127 4774 pts. Brandon Long, B-Long Holsteins, New London Wargo-N-JD Dandelion EX-90 3-01 305d 40,705 3.30 1343 2.79 1136 4745 pts. C Carncross & J Danhof, Lodi Wargo-N-JD Dumpling-ET VG-88 3-00 305d 38481 3.51 1349 2.92 1122 4691 pts. C Carncross & J Danhof, Lodi Ever-Green-View Mabel-ET VG-86 3-02 305d 35,881 3.9 1361 3.0 1056 4595 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Hi-Lo-Springs Bolton Lovey EX-91 3-00 305d 32,700 4.0 1280 3.0 962 4538 pts. Ashley Dreier, Hi-Lo-Springs, Norwalk Budjon Dundee Azalea EX-91 3-04 305d 27,360 4.3 1178 3.3 896 4366 pts. Budjon Farms, Lomira Budjon-JK Emilys Edair EX-92 3-03 305d 25,768 3.5 915 3.2 811 4042 pts. Elegance Futures, Lomira Librae RM Bean-Red-ET VG-86 3-02 305d 29,415 3.3 982 2.7 797 3951 pts. Steven Maier, Jim Falls

Senior Three Year Olds Ever-Green-View Lots-Red-ET VG-88 3-10 305d 37,651 4.6 172.9 3.0 1106 5029 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Jenny-Lou Shottle 1890 EX-91 3-09 305d 41,093 3.6 1451 3.0 1192 4927 pts. Mystic Valley Dairy, LLC, Sauk City Ever-Green-View Le Vegie-ET VG-88 3-08 305d 42,135 3.5 1465 2.9 1192 4871 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ms-J-Lynn Lizabeth-ET VG-87 3-11 305d 41,953 3.4 1435 2.9 1201 4806 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Logo-ET VG-89 3-11 305d 38,787 3.4 1295 3.0 1132 4647 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Lila VG-85 3-08 305d 35,579 3.9 1363 3.1 1070

4603 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Budjon-JK Fallen Embers EX-92 3-10 305d 30,544 3.4 1034 2.9 880 4224 pts. Budjon, Kietzman & Glaz-Way, Lomira

Four Year Olds Hazel-Bush Flap Flower EX-92 4-05 305d 49,813 4.1 2042 2.88 1436 6916 pts. Beth Nelson, Blair Joliam Dundee 3035 EX-92 4-11 305d 38,757 5.43 2103 2.98 1154 6698 pts. Ryan & Jessica & Nicole Pralle, SelzPralle Dairy,Humbird Siemers Dunde Hilda-8669-ET EX-93 4-10 305d 49,022 3.1 1571 3.2 1494 6545 pts. Jordan Siemers, Siemers Holstein Farm, Inc., Newton Glo-Crest O Man Pirate 4092 EX-90 4-08 305d 42,700 4.3 1815 3.1 1341 6522 pts. C Haack, M. Jauquet & G. Olson, Synergy Dairy, Pulaski Ever-Green-View Essex VG-88 4-04 305d 41,910 4.0 1640 3.2 1340 6271 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Jenny-Lou J Stream 2042-ET VG-86 4-02 305d 44,017 3.6 1571 3.1 1340 6127 pts. Mystic Valley Dairy, LLC, Sauk City Sunnyside Cleo Durham VG-88 4-09 305d 34,787 5.1 1763 3.1 1075 6124 pts. Roger, William & Todd Borgwardt, Sunnyside Dairy Farms LLC, Valders Jenny-Lou Toystory 2057 VG-86 4-00 305d 42,844 3.6 1533 3.1 1329 6099 pts. Mystic Valley Dairy, LLC, Sauk City Dubeau Dundee Hezbollah EX-92 4-03 305d 35,886 4.3 1558 3.0 1077 6088 pts. St. Jacobs, Vail & Woodmansee, Lomira Ms Epiphany-ET EX-90 4-03 305d 40,113 3.9 1575 2,9 1121 6059 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Sunnyside Jo Ann Boss Iron VG-85 4-00 305d 31,778 5.7 1812 3.19 1014 6009 pts. Roger, William & Todd Borgwardt, Sunnyside Dairy Farms LLC, Valders Regancrest G Bedazzle-ET EX-91 4-04 305d 37,782 3.7 1371 3.2 1190 5966 pts. Siemers Holstein Farm, Inc., Newton

5900 pts. Peter Vail, Lomira Ziems CB Allen Posch-ET VG-89 4-02 305d 35,142 3,86 1355 3.21 1129 5817 pts. Craig Carncross, Wargo Acres Inc., Lodi Budjon-JK Edge of Reason EX-94 4-00 305d 36,029 3.4 1202 3.0 1057 5784 pts. Elegance Futures, Lomira Rolling-Spring G Escence EX-92 4-03 305d 33,500 4.1 1327 3.1 1008 5779 pts. Budjon, Kietzman & Bean, Lomira Hilrose Champion Panther EX-93 4-07 305d 33,231 3.8 1270 2.9 967 5717 pts. Joe Brantmeier, Hilrose Holsteins, Sherwood Hilrose Durham Kristen EX-90 4-09 305d 38,723 3.2 1227 2.8 1089 5682 pts. Joe Brantmeier, Hilrose Holsteins, Sherwood Budjon Durham Wedding EX-92 4-00 305d 31,088 3.8 1170 3.1 911 5522 pts. Budjon, Woodmansee & Vail, Lomira Hillpine James Lovey EX-91 4-07 305d 28,012 3.8 1036 3.1 854 5295 pts. Brandon Ferry, Pickett Fer-Li Luke Matilda-ET EX-90 4-06 305d 28,369 3.3 935 3.1 876 5186 pts. Brandon Ferry, Pickett

Five Year Olds Ever-Green-View Champ-ET VG-87 5-10 305d 41,297 5.4 2279 3.0 1218 6752 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Kellercrest Shottle Loni-ET EX-90 5-02 305d 41,960 4.2 1795 3.0 1238 6399 pts. Kellercrest Holsteins, Mt. Horeb Wargo-Acres Doria-ET EX-92 5-10 305 39,256 4.2 1664 3.1 1229 6334 pts. C Carncross & J Danhof, Lodi Rock-N-Hill James Liz EX-93 5-05 305d 34,863 3.8 1339 2.9 1005 5824 pts. Lea McCullough, Rock-N-Hill, Juda B-Long Reva EX-90 5-08 305d 37,327 3.5 1297 2.9 1070 5733 pts. Brandon Long, B-Long Holsteins, New London

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Spruce-Edge Outside Tana EX-94 7-04 305d 48,047 4.0 1946 3.0 1456 6921 pts. Winterbay Goldwyn Lotto EX-95 Siemers Holstein Farm, Inc., Newton 4-06 305d 31,386 4.1 1282 3.5 1063 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2012-13

Budjon-JK Durham Embrace EX-95 5-10 305d 43,109 4.5 1959 3.2 1357 6871 pts. Elegance Futures, Lomira

Wargo-Acres Melina VG-87 9-08 305d 49,525 2.7 1323 2.7 1302 5880 pts. Craig Carncross, Wargo Acres Inc., Lodi

Fin-Hill Hojo Lian-RW VG-86 6-01 305d 27,737 3.5 963 2.9 808 4987 pts. Steven Maier, Jim Falls

Gehrkes-EG-View Lala-ET EX-90 6-00 305d 43,916 4.6 2017 3.1 1330 6713 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo

Hilrose Lee Prize EX-93 7-04 305d 39,855 3.1 1221 2.8 1103 5804 pts. Joe Brantmeier, Hilrose Holsteins, Sherwood

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Ms Lici-Red-ET VG-88 6-02 305d 48,513 3.5 1713 2.9 1393 6397 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Rhineland Durham Amy EX-95 8-00 305d 37,872 3.4 1351 2.9 1080 5986 pts. Budjon & Danhof, Lomira Kellercrest Fred Kori-TW EX-90 9-05 305d 33,831 4.52 1528 3.17 1072 5966 pts. Kellercrest Holsteins, Mt. Horeb Budjon Lee Wisdom EX-93 9-08 305d 38,668 3.5 1345 2.9 1089 5914 pts. Budjon Farms, Lomira Golden-Oaks Lee April EX-93 9-01 305d 35,562 4.4 1429 3.1 1004 5913 pts. Joe Brantmeier, Hilrose Holsteins, Sherwood B-Long Molasses-ET VG-87 6-04 305d 40,934 3.5 1419 3.0 1230 5904 pts. Bruce & Brenda Long, B-Long Holsteins, New London

Rock-N-Hill Hoyette-ET EX-91 9-05 305d 29,417 4.90 1444 3.20 940 5789 pts. Michael & Marcy McCullough, Juda Jenny-Lou Chil 643 VG-86 9-03 305d 41,364 3.27 1354 2.90 1199 5769 pts. Mystic Valley Dairy, LLC, Sauk City Too-Keen Merchant Abigail EX-93 6-05 305d 34,041 3.8 1306 2.9 980 5766 pts. Danielle Brown, Dodgeville Windy-Knoll-View RKB PR EX-94 7-02 305d 33,153 3.6 1182 2.8 930 5628 pts. Brandon Ferry, Pickett Hillpine Geno Chloe EX-92 9-01 305d 32,301 3.5 1146 3.0 957 5544 pts. Brandon Ferry, Pickett Nagels Marshall Paulett VG-87 8-06 305d 34,624 3.7 1251 2.8 943 5449 pts. Paul Nagel, Valders

Annual Supporters of Wisconsin Holstein

Brian Greenman, 920-322-1194

The companies noted here are “Annual Supporters” of Wisconsin Holstein events. To be an annual supporter, these companies make monetary and/or in kind donations to various WHA events at certain dollar levels for the year. To join this group, contact WHA today at 1-800-223-4269. 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2012

Ran-Rose Shelly Outside EX-92 10-06 305d 32,737 4.6 1520 2.7 875 5836 pts. Roger, William & Todd Borgwardt, Sunnyside Dairy Farms LLC, Valders Cobequid Spumantes Beaute EX-96 10-09 305d 30,531 4.3 1311 3.1 890 5792 pts. Brandon Ferry, Pickett Ever-Green-View Elegant-ET EX-91 11-06 305d 32,441 4.4 1415 2.9 946 5766 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Budjon Redmarker Desire EX-96 10-02 305d 33,661 3.7 1220 2.8 906 5717 pts. Budjon & Vail, Lomira Budjon-JK Linjet Eileen EX-96 11-09 305d 30,585 3.5 1077 3.0 907 5575 pts. Elegance Futures, Lomira Rock-N-Hill Gidgett EX-94 10-07 305d 30,147 3.70 1117 2.83 856 5489 pts. Michael & Marcy McCullough, Juda Ryan-Vu Storm Norma EX-92 12-01 305d 34,946 3.3 1110 2.8 926 5477 pts. Ryan-Vu Dairy, Fond du Lac

Welcome to These New Members Adult members: John Schuman, Antigo Junior members: Melanie Mullikin, Waldo Brittany Schyvinck, Reedsburg Ashley Spease, Lancaster Sam Killian, Blair Chris Killian, Blair Adrainna Lau, Lancaster Josh Krahn, Greenleaf McKylie Hoff, Barron Marisa Hawley, Edgerton Noah Schank, Arcadia Reece Lehman, Galesville Ginny Fuller, Wisconsin Rapids Drew Noble, Lancaster Gina Sayler, Freedom Elizabeth Gunst, Theresa Matthew Gunst, Theresa Lauren Siemers, Kiel Taylor Gracyalny, Pulaski Rory Sarenich, Pulaski Macade Ploederer, Chippewa Falls Taime Sparkes, Wisconsin Rapids Sara Byom, Ettrick Miranda Ewald, Wautoma

Unlimited Possibilities!

Ralma-Baxter Cheerio-ET

VG-85 VG-MS at 2-05 GTPI +2113 PTA +1296M +65F +41P +541NM +5.0PL 12/11 1-11 2x 365 31,790 3.9 1247 3.3 1059 ~ Maternal sister to Ralma Goldwyn Carmel-ET EX-92 DOM ~ One of 4 VG full sisters & the highest for GTPI 2nd Dam: Ralma Christmas Cookie-ET VG-89 EX-MS DOM 2-06 2x 365 28,710 4.5 1297 3.2 913 3rd Dam: Ralma Christmas Fudge-ET VG-88 VG-MS GMD DOM 2-03 2x 365 31,810 4.1 1292 3.0 967 “2011 Global Cow of the Year” 4th Dam: Ralma Juror Faith EX-91 GMD DOM 4-02 2x 365 47,860 4.5 2165 3.1 1497 5th Dam: Ralma Leadman Fashion VG-89 VG-MS 3Y 4-10 2x 365 40,710 3.7 1494 3.0 1232

Take your pick of these promising heifers from Cheerio on February 24 at the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale: • Langs-Twin-B Bookem 4850-ET born 9/4/2011 GTPI +2371 PTA +1524M +73F +54P +735NM +6.7PL + 3.18T +2.96UDC +2.18FLC (12/11) by Bookem • Langs-Twin-B Sham 4864-ET born 10/16/2011 GTPI +2379 PTA +2284M +86F +62P +835NM +7.6PL + 2.64T +1.72UDC +1.62FLC (12/11) by Shamrock

Don’t miss this opportunity to get in on one of North America’s hottest cow families with one of these extremely contractible maternal sisters from Cheerio.

Lang’s Twin Elm Farms, Inc.

Floyd & Lloyd Baumann

Fred Lang Marathon, WI Phone: 715-443-2037 Fax: 715-443-3742

Marathon, WI • Ph: 715-443-3595 • Fax: 715-443-3833

26th ANNIVERSARY WAUPACA-WAUSHARA SHOW OPPORTUNITY SALE Saturday, March 17, 2012 • Weyauwega Fairgrounds Barbie’s






2-06 2x 365 31,690 3.9 1237 3.1 990 Barbie’s VG DOM Goldwyn is the #4 PTAT cow and the dam of 4 heifers over 2200 GTPI. The Goldwyn’s fancy July 2011 Bookem sells. Sandy-Valley

2-05 2x 365 23,970 4.7 1115 3.3 794 Donna’s dam is Chief Adeen EX-94, 2nd dam Ada EX-94. Same family as Atwood and Aftershock. Donna’s Fever fall calf can be yours! Full-Tilt Syndicate

3-11 3x 305 31,450 4.2 1333 3.1 968 Mollie’s dam is genomic giant Wesswood-HC Rudy Missy 3E-92 with 18 sons in A.I. Mollie’s big pedigree Bookem sells. Nettekoven

Semen auction at the start of the sale to benefit the Waupaca-Waushara Junior Holstein Association.

SALE STAFF: Sale Chairman: Tom Anderson 715-754-5869 Jim Hoskens, Pedigrees 920-366-7153 Darrell Worden, Auctioneer 715-842-8098 Ringmen: Kevin Jorgenson 920-210-3992 Jay Jauquet 608-279-3222 Catalogs: Dick Piechowski 715-258-2757

Catalog will be available online at wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2012-15

District 8 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The April issue will feature District 3 - Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette & Richland counties.

Dodge County 2011 Adult Membership: 129; Jr. Membership: 41 Adult Association officers - President: Todd Wendorf; Vice President: Travis Smith; Secretary: Mary Feucht; Treasurer: Roger Hildebrandt; Directors: Steve Patterson, Justin Patterson, Gary Sell, Dennis Gunst & Judy Schuster. Junior Association officers - President: Carrie Warmka; Vice President: Erik Warmka; Secretary: Andy Sell; Treasurer: Brett Hildebrandt; Membership: Kyle Natzke; Jr Advisor: Mandy Sell. The Dodge County Junior Holstein Association is a very active group. We are coming off of a very successful Holstein Convention. Highlights included Kyle Natzke being named the Outstanding Holstein Boy, Brett HIldebrandt being a DJM, both of our Senior Dairy Bowl teams placing high and our Junior Dairy Bowl team placing 2nd overall. Our junior team consisted of: Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Danielle Warmka and Pauly Grulke. Andy Sell and Josh Butler also received Trip Awards. Kyle Natzke also won the Senior Dairy Jeopardy contest, Andy Sell placed 3rd in the Intermediate Division and Kylie Nickels placed 3rd in the Junior Division. The juniors will be holding an auction at our county’s Annual Holstein Meeting to raise money for a new State Fair Display. Our group is very active in the upcoming spring and summer shows. We had the winning Club Herd at the 2011 Dodge County Fair and sponsor the first place Junior award at the Dodge County Holstein Futurity. We're looking to another fun and successful year!

Jefferson County 2011 Adult Membership: 75; Jr. Membership: 34 Adult Association officers - President: Mary Piper-Finley; Vice President: Jim Strauss; Secretary: Linda Wright; Treasurer: Jodie Bobolz; Director: Cathy Mess. Junior Association Executive Committee - Laura Finley, Cassy Krull, Kayla Wright, Bryce Krull & Nicole Wright. The Jefferson County Holstein Breeders first activity each year is to help at the Midwest National Spring Holstein Show held in Jefferson. Members help run the milkhouse, decorate the picture, awards and record keeping areas, and sell feed, hay and straw. In June of 2011 the group hosted and ran the District 8 Holstein Show. That was followed by sponsoring the Ryan Kueler Grand Champion Holstein Award at the Jefferson County Fair, along with the Lyle Wappler Outstanding Dairy Exhibitor, and contributing to the showmanship jackpot. They further support their youth by helping with Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention expenses, and members serve as coaches for dairy judging and dairy bowl. In December they held their annual meeting where outstanding youth were recognized. The Jefferson County Holstein Girl for 2011 was Cassy Krull, who was awarded membership in National Dairy Shrine. The group also recognized top production herds in the county which were Straussdale, Clem & Cathy Mess, David Strasburg, Wiedenfeld Dairy and Weichmann Farms. Members are also active on Wisconsin Holstein Association committees including the Spring Show, Futurity and Wisconsin Championship Show committees.

Milwaukee County 2011 Adult Membership: 1; Jr. Membership: 0

Ozaukee County 2011 Adult Membership: 9; Jr. Membership: 1

Washington County 2011 Adult Membership: 33; Jr. Membership: 19 Adult Association officers - President: Dwight Mayer; Vice President: James Melius; Secretary: Gene Hetebrueg; Treasurer: Charlie Held; Jr. Advisor: Shelly Mayer. Junior Association officers - President: Cassie Mayer; Secretary: Mark Schaefer; Treasurer: Melissa Schaefer.

Waukesa County 2011 Adult Membership: 21; Jr. Membership: 1 Adult Association officers - President: Elmo Wendorf Jr.; Vice President: Matt Hopkins; Secretary/Treasurer: Audrey Hopkins. We had a county picnic at Jim Grotjans farm at Eagle, Wis. The group sponsored a number of youth awards for the County Fair, one for Junior State Fair, District Show and the Wisconsin Championship Show and we voted again to do the same in 2012. We are looking for a family to again host our summer picnic in 2012. 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2012

WHA MEMBERSHIP NOTICE Second notice membership renewal postcards (bright pink postcard) will be in the mail shortly. Please note that 2012 renewals not received at the WHA office by February 10 will result in discontined mailing of the Wisconsin Holstein News and will not receive the March issue. Contact the WHA office at 1-800-223-4269 if you have lost your membership renewal postcard or to find out the total due for your membership. The University of

WISCONSIN MADISON Dairy Science STUDENT PROFILE Name: Brandon Kruswick Hometown: Sturgeon Bay, WI High School: Southern Door High School Class Size: 97 Farm: Kruswick Farms Major: Dairy Science Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? Growing up on a dairy farm in Northeastern Wisconsin, I always knew I wanted to pursue a career in Dairy Science. After attending Badger Dairy Camp one summer I had my mind set on attending UW-Madison to major in Dairy Science. Attending UW-Madison has been a great experience that has really prepared me for a job in the dairy industry and has provided many unforgettable experiences. What has been your most memorable college experience? My most memorable college experience is working with the Badger Dairy Club at World Dairy Expo, being able to work day in and day out around great cows from around the US and Canada. I also enjoyed working in the Badger Dairy Club Grilled Cheese stand, flipping countless cheese sandwiches. What has been your favorite course? My favorite course at UW-Madison was Dairy Science 433, Dairy Herd Management. This course covered all aspects of managing a dairy farm from udder health, to calf management to making expansion plans for specific dairy farms. What are your future career goals? Upon graduation this spring I will be moving out to Hilmar, California to work at Yosemite Jersey Dairy. I interned out in Hilmar the summer after my sophomore year and loved every minute of it. I will be working in a management position on the dairy working either with the feeding of the milk cows or the calf raising operation.

UW-Madison Dept. of Dairy Science 1675 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706 Ph. 608-263-3308 Fax 608-263-9412 Contact: Beth Heinze

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Friday, March 9 • 11:00 a.m. Denmark, WI Tom & Peggy Ronk, owners

140 Registered Holsteins Sell HONEYCREST OUTS THRILLER-ET EX-90 EX-MS 4-10 2X 365 38,560 3.9 1495 2.8 1082 ~ Sons in A.I. ~ Maternal sister to Elegant, Ruffian & Pepper ~ Full sister: Honeycrest Outside Tease-ET VG-85 GMD, sons in A.I. Dam: Honeycrest Patron Tanya-ET VG-87 GMD DOM 4-04 2x 365 33,980 3.8 1292 3.1 1042 2nd Dam: Aerostar Mary-ET EX-90 2E GMD DOM Life: 150,600 3.7 5626 3.2 4819 3rd Dam: Blackstar Kathryn EX-90 GMD DOM 5-00 2x 365 27,440 4.1 1114 3.3 897 4th Dam: Mars Kathleena VG-88 DOM 4-06 2x 365 27,460 3.7 1004 3.4 925 5th Dam: Bell Kathleen EX-90 EX-MS Life: 163,720 3.7 6047 3.3 5409

Looking for your next thrill? We’re sending a sweet 3-1-11 Atwood from Thriller to the UW-River Falls Falcon Premier on March 3. Don’t miss this one! N6842 Cty BB Spring Valley, WI 54767

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Ronkstar Bolton Chubby EX-90 EX-MS 2-03 2x 346 23,640 3.7 883 2.9 675 3-04 2x 250 21,722 3.4 742 2.8 606 inc. Grand Champion, Brown County Fair 2011 # Chubby Sells with her Million daughter! #

# 5 EX & 17 VG cows sell # Milking daughters sell by Bolton, Toystory, Shottle, Damion, Blitz & Outside # More than 30 big, fancy freestall raised bred heifers sell # Show age project calves by popular sires. Calves by Palermo, Blitz & Dempsey # Herd SCC - under 150 for last 8 months RHA: 2x 23,600 3.7 865 3.0 696 145 SCC 4499 Shirley Rd., Denmark, WI 54208 Directions to the farm: 3 miles west of Denmark on State Hwy. 96/Shirley Road. Sale Managers:


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born 2-15-11 +662 NM$ +4.9PL +1541M +50F +41P +2.98T +2279 GTPI ~ 163 points over parent average ~ Full brother is going to ABS with +2202 GTPI Dam: VG-86 3Y Goldwyn 3-04 28,005 1104F 795P 2nd Dam: VG-87 Bret 4-02 24,920 724F 720P 3rd Dam: EX-92 Fred 4-01 31,840 1233F 1003P 4th Dam: VG Ohio 2-02 24,870 975F 784P 5th Dam: VG GMD Commotion 28,740 1131F 837P

Ralma Goldwyn Carmel EX-92 DOM

6th Dam: VG Bova Glow 4-03 32,110 1008F 862P 7th Dam: VG-86 GMD DOM Ned Boy 3-11 36,250 1179F 1035P 8th Dam: VG-87 GMD DOM Rocky 4-04 33,390 1131F 964P

Music sells at the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale on February 24! Don’t miss your chance on this sweet heifer! N6842 Cty BB Spring Valley, WI 54767

neycrest Ho The Traynors

Farms, Inc

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GTPI +2088 2-00 3x 365 34,980 4.0 1404 3.7 1288 5-03 3x 264 37,647 4.3 1616 3.1 1154 inc. ~ Already 12 offspring over +2250 GTPI

Carmel’s Dam: Ralma Christmas Cookie-ET VG-89 VVVVE DOM 2-06 2x 365 28,710 4.5 1297 3.4 967 2nd Dam: Ralma Christmas Fudge-ET VG-88 VVEEV GMD DOM 2-03 2x 365 31,810 4.1 1292 3.2 1027 3rd Dam: Ralma Juror Faith EX-91 EEEVV GMD DOM 4-02 2x 365 47,860 4.5 2165 3.1 1497

Selling Feb. 24 at the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale First Choice of 10 confirmed Epic pregnancies due Sept. 5 with PA TPI right at +2400 from Rugg-Doc Observer Caylor-ET, GTPI +2322 (Observer x Ralma Goldwyn Carmel 5-ETN)

JEFF RUGG Stevens Point, WI • 715-498-4021

Potential 8th Generation Excellent Sells

Ryan-Vu Duplex Emerald EX-91 3-11 365 35,894 3.6 1276 2.9 1023 Duplex x EX-92 2E Encore x EX-96 2E Elegance

A choice of Emerald’s three Braxton fall calves sell in the Wisconsin Futures Sale on February 24. These sparkling “Emeralds” are sure to catch the judge’s eye!

Reserve All-WI Summer Yearling 2007

Mark & Mary Ryan & Family Chad & Amy Ryan & Family N3934 Hwy 175, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Farm Phone & Fax: 920-923-3528 Chad Cell: 920-960-1449 BAA: 112.0% RHA: 23,115 3.8 870 3.1 712

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Mar-Linda-K Durham Camelot EX-91 4-03 2x 305 26,066 3.2 853 3.0 788

H.M. Supreme & Grand Champion Holstein, Jefferson County Fair 2011 3rd & 2nd Junior 4-Year-Old, District 8 Show 2011 4th 4-Year-Old, Wisconsin Junior State Fair 2011 2nd Winter Yearling, Jefferson County Fair 2009 20th Winter Calf, International Junior Holstein Show 2008 10th Winter Calf, Wisconsin Junior State Fair 2008 3rd Winter Calf, Jefferson County Fair 2008

Camelot currently has daughters by Advent (VG-85 at 2Y), Shottle and Affirmed. She is bred back to Fever and is due in March.

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has been a joy to watch our cattle and children grow into the “excellent” individuals that they have become today. From competing well in the show ring to producing in the barn, and competing for national honors, they have accomplished it all this year. We had a great show season and a fulfilling evening at Junior Holstein Convention. Kayla and Nicole will both be representing WI at National Convention as DJM and YMR National representatives. A special thank you to the show crew, coaches and family for thirteen years of great memories, wonderful friends and quality cattle.

Mark & Linda, Kayla & Nicole Wright N6847 Hwy. X, Watertown, WI 54094 Ph: 920-699-5435 • Cell: 920-253-9397 RHA: 100 cows 23,573 3.8 892 3.0 725 BAA: 106.3% 4 PBR Awards

Krull Dundee Ellory EX-94 3-05 2x 365 28,690 3.2 915 3.1 883 5-07 2x 244 29,044 3.9 1124 3.0 857 inc. • Currently being flushed

1st 5 Year Old, Senior & Grand Champion, Grand National Junior Show 1st 5 Year Old & H.M. Senior Champion, International Junior Holstein Show 2nd 5 Year Old, Wisconsin Junior State Fair 1st 5 Year Old, & Reserve Senior Champion, WI District 8 Show 1st 5 Year Old & Grand Champion, WI District 8 Junior Show Dundee x EX-90 EX-MS Skychief Easter x EX-96 3E Elegance

Red & White Junior All-American Nominations Fall Yearling in Milk Krull Debo Dreamgirl-Red-ET N.C. Senior 3 Year Old Krull Advent Smiley-Red-ET EX-90 Aged Cow Rocher Jordan Snow-Red-ET EX-94

Red & White All-American Nomination 125,000 lb. Cow Rocher Jordan Snow-Red-ET EX-94

Krull Gold Excuses VG-87 2-01 2x 252 17,392 3.4 587 3.0 518 inc. • Currently being flushed 1st Junior 2 Year Old, Grand National Junior Show 8th Junior 2 Year Old, International Junior Holstein Show 4th Junior 2 Year Old, WI Junior State Fair Junior All-WI & Reserve All-WI Junior 2 Year Old Goldwyn x EX-92 Durham Excuse x VG-89 Counselor Fresca x EX-94 Dictator Elly Mae

Cassy, Bryce & Carley Krull W7175 Mansfield Rd., Lake Mills, WI 53551 Ph: 920-988-9426 • Fax: 920-648-3720 RHA: 52 cows 24,803 3.8 939 3.1 729 BAA: 111.6% 19 PBR Awards wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2012-31

Congrats to our friends & neighbors in a on Waupaca-Waushar t ad hosting a great ul e m lco we e convention! W ly on ’re we it your vis 10 minutes from Bella-View.

BRICCOWS INDEPENDENCE-ET EX-92 3E EX-MS 5-08 2x 365 26,201 4.9 1278 3.1 823 Lifetime to date: 144,000 4.7%F 3.2%P A 7th generation EX by Ked Juror

Fresh in December at 10 years 4 months with her 7th calf, she has never looked better. Listed below are all her daughters here at the Cowtown. • Goldwyn Idaho VG-87 at 3Y 2-02 2x 365 22,593 5.0 1126 3.4 777 has a December 2011 Hawk daughter • Goldyn Indiana VG-87 at 3Y 2-01 2x 365 26,873 4.3 1164 3.3 887 has a December 2011 Aftershock daughter • Goldwyn Iowa VG-87 at 3Y 2-01 2x 334 20,993 4.6 975 3.1 659 has a September 2010 Sanchez daughter • Fortune Impala GP-83 at 2Y 2-02 2x 365 23,207 4.4 1012 3.3 764 has a January 2011 Alexander daughter • Stormatic Illuminate VG-85 at 2Y • Aftershock Inspiration - bred to Advent & Riley’s blue ribbon summer yearling at the Junior State Fair • Stormatic Ignite - born November 2010 • Most recent addition - an Aftershock born December 2011

Selling March 17th at the Waupaca-Waushar a Show Opportunity Sale: A full aged Summer Yearling by Calbre tt Lewis from 8 gens. VG or EX with great productio nit’s the Everything but Famous Kathryns!

Pete, Brenda, Brent & Riley Bricco N3103 Wegner Road, Marion, WI 54950 • (715) 754-2709 • (715) 460-4208 cell e-mail: - We are an rBST-free herd 32–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2012

An Excellent Offering... Selling at the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale on February 24 First choice of Cassandra’s three Goldwyn heifers due in June. She’s a potential 9th generation EX!

Gateway-Acres Cassandra *RC EX-91 EX-MS 2E 3-05 2x 365 30,710 4.2 1279 3.0 911 4-10 2x 365 34,220 3.7 1262 3.0 1014 • Sired by Ja-Bob Jordan-Red-ET, she completes 8 generations EX! Dam: Gateway-Acres Charlett EX-94 EEEEE 2E 3-07 2x 365 32,240 3.1 1001 3.1 999 136,510 lft. 2nd Dam: Gateway-Acres CC Charm EX-93 3E 6-03 2x 365 37,770 2.5 957 3.0 1125 193,440 lft.

3rd Dam: Gateway-Acres MA Chris-ET EX-90 2E DOM 123,170 lft. 4th Dam: Vigo-A Leadman Crystal-ET EX-90 DOM 224,390 lft. Next 3 generations EX going back to Vigo Royal Jewell, EX-95 2E DOM, then 4 more generations of Very Good

A pair of new Excellents! Gateway-Acres Titan Idalee (pictured) EX-90 EX-MS at 5-03 3-03 2x 365 27,100 3.5 945 3.0 822 Titanic x Gateway-Acres Outside Idol-ET VG-87 EX-MS

Gateway-Acres Gold Idella EX-90 EX-MS at 3-10 2-00 2x 365 26,700 3.7 995 3.0 797 Goldwyn x Gateway-Acres Dundee Italy-ET VG-86 VG-MS Their Granddam: Willows-Edge BC Indiana EX-91 4E DOM with 202,870 7825 6684 lifetime

Open House - Friday, February 24

Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale

10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 17 • Weyauwega

We welcome your visit on your way to the WHA Adult Convention. We are a 1/2 hour south of the convention headquarters.

Watch for our consignment to the Show Opportunity Sale 8/11 Sid x VG-87 Goldwyn x GP-82 Kite x EX-91 x EX-91 x VG-89 x VG-86 GMD DOM x GP-81 x EX-93 GMD DOM

January 2011 Classification: 7 EX, 38 VG, 32 GP BAA: 108.5%

Gateway Acres Bob & Sherry Gates N3931 State Rd. 49, Poy Sippi, WI 54967 Phone & Fax: (920) 987-5380 • Bob cell (920) 229-6385

RHA: 88 cows 23,281M 877F 705P Visitors Always Welcome

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Laura’s Holstein Letters Hello all my fellow Holstein enthusiasts! I am Laura Finley, your new WHA Princess for 2012! I am from Lake Mills, Wis., in Jefferson County and I currently have four Registered Holsteins which is an accomplishment for myself due to the fact that I do not live on a dairy farm and rather house my animals at three farms across Wisconsin. I’m also honored to be this year’s WHA Princess being able to represent the association and the breed at such a personal yet professional level. The Holstein cow has always been close to my heart starting out with my first calf being bought when I was just a baby by my grand-

father Alvin Piper. If I had the chance, I’d thank him for bestowing his passion and dedication to the industry unto me. I don’t think he ever thought I’d take it this far but I’d have to say I’ve been pretty successful, recently winning the Winter Yearling Class at the renowned World Dairy Expo to now being the Princess! I recently just had my first official princess meeting with Chris Williams and the Princess Attendant Anna Blake. We had an overlook of what we will be doing in the next year and let me tell you, I am now more excited then ever to be serving as this year’s Holstein Princess! I’m looking forward to my numerous school visits I will have set up to meet with children in kindergarten to the 4th grade promoting our industry and stressing the importance dairy has in their everyday lives. Then the numerous District Shows, State Show, State Fair and of course my favorite week of the year... World Dairy Expo! To see what Anna and I are up to throughout the year, you should “like” us on Facebook at Wisconsin Holstein Association Princess and if anyone has any events or activities they think would benefit from either of our attendance, please let us know, we’re more then willing to come and participate in events or activities with our fellow Holstein members! I have a feeling that this year has a lot of opportunities ahead and more importantly a lot of FUN to be had in it!! Laura Finley


B REEDER B USINESS C ARDS KRANZDALE SALES, INC. Dairy Cattle Buyer & Broker • Auctions & Appraisals

DALE & JOEY KRANZ Want to have a sale? Call us! N3931 O’Connor Rd. • Columbus, WI 53925 Ph: 920-623-2246 • Cell: 920-960-2566 • Fax: 920-623-0435 e-mail: WI Registered Auctioneer #1008-52 Animal Dealer License #124006-AD

Rickert Bros. LLC Home of Rickland Holsteins

Doug, Linda, Corey & Tammy Hodorff N3832 Hwy. W, Eden, WI 53019

Jim & Kelly, Greg & Laura, Andrew & Shannon, Don & Lila Rickert Eldorado, WI 54932

Tel: (920) 477-6800 • Fax: (920) 477-2520 E-mail: • Tel: 920-872-2982

Stop in anytime for a second look!

RHA: 940 cows 27,283 3.5 962 3.0 826 17 Year Progressive Genetics Herd

Craig Krohlow aAa® Approved Animal Analysis Associate W4203 Shady Rd. Black Creek, WI 54106

Phone: 920-833-7507 Mobile: 920-639-5388

e-mail: website:

LOOKING TO ADVERTISE YOUR FARM FOR A SMALL PRICE? Breeder Business Cards can be run one time for $30/ad or every month for $25/ad. Give Laura a call today to reserve your ad in our next issue - 608-723-4933. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2012-35

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2012 Midwest National Spring Show Rules RULES FOR 2012 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/FairRulesAnimalHealth2012.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 (herinafter 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-sportsmanship like 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, 2011 - February 29, 2012 2. Fall Heifer Calf - born September 1 - November 30, 2011 3. Summer Yearling Heifer - born June 1 - August 31, 2011 4. Spring Yearling Heifer - born March 1 - May 31, 2011 5. Winter Yearling Heifer - born December 1, 2010 - February 28, 2011 6. Fall Yearling Heifer - born September 1 - November 30, 2010 7. Junior Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show 8. Junior & Reserve Junior Champion (Junior Show) 9. Junior & Reserve Junior Champion (Open Show) 10. 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.) 11. Unfreshened Two Year Old – born March 1 - August 31, 2010 12. Junior Two Year Old Cow - born March 1 - August 31, 2010 (Must be fresh) 13. Senior Two Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2009 - February 28, 2010 14. Junior Three Year Old Cow - born March 1 - August 31, 2009 15. Senior Three Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2008 - February 28, 2009 16. Intermediate & Reserve Intermediate Champion Female (Open Show) 17. Four Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2008 18. Five Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2006 - August 31, 2007 19. Six Year Old and Older Cow - born before September 1, 2006 20. 125,000 lb. Cow Class (Must bring proof of production to check-in; cows may only be switched from another milking cow class to the 125,000 lb. class with additional paid entry fee)

21. Senior Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show 22. Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show 23. Senior & Reserve Senior Champion Female (Junior Show) 24. Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Female (Junior Show) 25. Best Udder of Show 26. Champion Bred & Owned of the Show 27. Senior & Reserve Senior Champion Female (Open Show) 28. Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Female (Open Show) 29. Best Three Females 30. Produce of Dam 31. Dam & Offspring 32. Premier Breeder 33. Premier Exhibitor 34. State Herd (6 animals earning points as in Premier Breeder/Exhibitor)

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Premise ID #

$25.00/entry for heifers if postmarked on or before 4/1/12 $30.00/entry for Unfreshen 2 Year Olds & Milking Age Cows if postmarked on or before 4/1/12 $50/entry if postmarked 4/2/12 to 4/5/12 (may not be listed in the show book) $100/entry if postmarked after 4/5/11 (will not be listed in the show book)

Midwest National Spring Show Entry Fee Schedule

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

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

Full Address


Name of Owner/Exhibitor



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

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

Age ________ Milk ____________ Fat _______

Protein _______

Date of Birth __________________ Reg. # _____________________

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

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

Animal’s Name________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP ________________________________________________________________________________

Class # ________________


NAME ________________________________________________________ FARM NAME ____________________________________________________________________________________

2012 Midwest National Spring Show April 21, 2012 • 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

2012 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: _____________________________________________________ J Bred & Owned J Junior Shown & Owned J Junior Bred & Owned J 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: _____________________________________________________ J Bred & Owned J Junior Shown & Owned J Junior Bred & Owned J 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: _____________________________________________________ J Bred & Owned J Junior Shown & Owned J Junior Bred & Owned J 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: _____________________________________________________ J Bred & Owned J Junior Shown & Owned J Junior Bred & Owned J Junior Shown & Leased

Protein _______

Date of Birth __________________ Reg. # _____________________

Age ________ Milk ____________ Fat _______

Animal’s Name________________________________________________________________

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

Class # ________________

ADDRESS ______________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP _________________________________________________________________________________


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WHA Junior Raffle A special thank you to all our WHA Junior Raffle sponsors that made our fundraiser possible again this past year. Congratulations to all the winners! Heifer Calf from Sandy-Valley Holsteins: Becky Hammann, Barron, WI Hoard’s Dairyman Package: Janice Nesvacil, Cadott, WI Animart Gift: Lucas Ruzic, Greenwood, WI Nasco Gift Package: Bob & Shelly Hart, Galesville, WI Accelerated Genetics: Ken Ley, Livingston, WI Genex/CRI: Adam Nehls, Brownville, WI Cattle Connection: Sara Byom, Ettrick, WI East Central Select Sires: Jessica James, Mineral Point, WI and Reece Lehman, Galesville, WI Seven Wonders Print: Merri Burlace, Elizabeth IL UW- River Falls Dairy Club: Carol Weber, Cuba City, WI Country Today: Brooke Hammann, Barron, WI International Protein Sires: Gladys Veidemanis, Oshkosh, WI Holstein World: Abby Field, Reedsburg, WI ABS Global: Ed Runde, Stitzer, WI WI Holstein Publications: Bob & Angie Hellenbrand, Cross Plains, WI UW-Madison Badger Dairy Club: Roger Berning, Cuba City, WI WI State Farmer: Annette deBruijn, Manitowoc, WI Bovine Boutique: Richard & Shelly Olson, Sturgeon Bay, WI and Ed Runde, Stitzer, WI Alta Genetics: Chris Hoeger, Eldrige, IA World Dairy Expo: Dan Ambort, Sauk City, WI PDPW: Corey Jo Hanson, Cadott, WI

2012 Scholarship Applications now Available! The Wisconsin Holstein Association will again be offering scholarship opportunities to youth pursuing an education in agriculture and related fields. All Wisconsin Holstein members are encouraged to apply for scholarships. Students majoring in agricultural degrees are given highest consideration. Non-agricultural majors that plan to have a career that contributes to rural communities also will be given consideration. The 2012 Wisconsin Holstein Scholarship form needs to be postmarked on or before March 1, 2012 and sent to the WI Holstein office. The application can be found at on our site at: http://www. Its a great way to help pay for your agriculture education. The Association awarded nearly $12,000 in scholarships this past year!

Thank You Scholarship Auction Donors! We would like to thank our generous donors that contributed to the 2012 Junior Holstein Auction at Junior Convention. We raised nearly $3,000 for the Scholarship Fund again this year. Make sure you thank the following donors when you see them: Agri-Graphics, Andis, Bonnie Mohr Studios, Case IH, Cary & Joy Moser, Corey Geiger & Krista Knigge, Daluge Travel, Doug & Linda Hodorff, Nasco, Rob & Karla Rippchen and Ted & Sandy Halbach. Anyone interested in donating towards this great fund should contact Larry at the WHA office.

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Siemers Holsteins Donate Embryo Package for Junior Association in Futures Sale Siemers Holsteins of Newton, Wis., have donated a package of three embryos to benefit the Junior Holstein Association in the Wiconsin Futures Sale taking place on February 24 at the WI Holstein Adult Convention. If you would like to bid on these embryos, please contact the WHA office or a member of the sales staff (more info on pages 24-26 of this issue).

3 Siemers Toys Hero-ET embryos from

EO Siemers Ashlyn Ashley-ET EX-90 GMD 3-05 3x 333 40,920 4.1 1670 3.0 1276 Next Dam: EX-96 2E GMD DOM ‘All-World’ Ashlyn! 4-09 2x 365d 43,090 4.8 2079 3.3 1422 3rd Dam: EX-92 EVEEE 2E DOM Join in on the bidding and help support the WI Holstein Junior Association!

Cow Camp 2012 Coming this May! Watch our website and the upcoming issue of the News to find out all the details!

$ Holsti-Bucks Corner $

Due on or before March 1, 2012 Please include your name and county. Answers can by submitted by mail to WHA, 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 or email them to We are currently assessing our Holsti-Bucks program and want your input. We will award each person 25,000 Holsti-Bucks for answering the following 5 questions: 1. Do you currently participate in the Holsti-Bucks program? Explain why or why not. 2. Should Holsti-Bucks be valid for only one year or have no expiration on them as they currently are? Explain why. 3. What enhancements or improvements would you like to see to the Holsti-Bucks program in 2012? 4. Would you recommend we keep the ticket redemption process and types of prizes the same at Junior Convention? 5. Is there an additional fun activity you would like to see us try with Holsti-Bucks in 2012?


Welcome to the New Junior Activities Members Andrea Pagenkopf

Ryan Pralle

Hello everyone! I’m Andrea Pagenkopf, your new Southwest JAC. I am the 19 year old daughter of Dan and Nancy Pagenkopf. I live on my family’s 130 cow dairy farm outside of Lancaster. I am currently attending UW-Platteville, majoring in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. I am excited for the next two years and bringing new ideas to the table.

Hello Everyone! My name is Ryan Pralle and I am your new Northwest District JAC. I grew up on my family’s 370 cow Registered Holstein dairy farm in Clark County. Currently I am attending UWMadison, double majoring in Dairy Science and Genetics. I’m a proud member of Badger Dairy Club and Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

John Klossner Hello everyone, my name is John Klossner and I am your new Southeast District representative from Green County. I am the 18 year old son of Richard and Roxanne Klosssner and grew up on a small family farm outside of New Glarus. Our family runs our cropland and I raise a group of heifers for show each year. I’m excited to start my role as a JAC and look forward to meeting all of you this coming year.

Nicholas Schuster Hello, I’m Nicholas Schuster, the new JAC for the Northeast district. I am 18years old and the son of Ivan & Mary Schuster. I grew up on a 40 cow dairy in Fond du Lac which we sold out in 2006. I still stay involved as I work at Forest Ridge Holsteins and own 20 Registered Holsteins and one Registered Jersey. I am currently in my first year at UWMadison Farm and Industry Short Course. I am excited to be on the JACs and looking forward to all of the fun events throughout the year.

2012 Junior Activities Committee Seated, left to right: Brett Hildebrandt, Cara Biely, Katie Wendorf and Nate Huser Standing: Andrea Pagenkopf, Ryan Pralle, Nicholas Schuster and John Klossner Questions on upcoming events? Feel free to contact your JAC representative at the email address below: Northeast District Cara Biely, Chair - Nicholas Schuster - Southwest District Katie Wendorf, Vice Chair - Andrea Pagenkopf - Northwest District Nathan Huser, Financial - Ryan Pralle - Southeast District Brett Hildebrandt, Secretary - John Klossner -

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ACKY WPoint of View


Editor’s Comments

What a great issue to kick start our spring sale season! The first sale is set for Friday evening, February 24 at the WHA Convention in Waupaca. This annual Futures sale is put on by the Young Adult Committee and proceeds help fund the group’s activities and educational scholarships. I hope you’ll check out the great line-up for this year’s sale and the consignor ads in this issue. Another great promo this month was our double-buy opportunity with Holstein World. Several breeders took advantage of this special offer and saved money on their ad in both publications. Thanks to the crew at the World for making this a great joint effort. We hope to be able to offer more opportunities like this in the future. Dates have been set for our Spring Barn Meetings with four meetings set at locations throughout the state. The topic at this year’s meetings is “Caring for high value Registered Holsteins in a freestall environment”. More information on the barn meetings will be in the March issue. Also coming up in March is another of our joint Midwest Holsteins issues. If you would like your advertising message to reach over 5,000 Holstein breeders in the upper Midwest, please give me a call by February 8 to reserve your ad space. This is a great way to get the word out about any spring sale consignments you have! Included in this issue is the entry form and rules for the Midwest National Spring Show on April 21. Please take a moment to review the rules for the show. Entries need to be postmarked by April 1. Thank you to those that submitted photos for our cover contest. The winning photo is featured on this month’s cover and the other winning submissions will be printed in the March issue. The theme for the 2012 contest is “Heads or Tails” and we’re looking for unique views of your cows, so time to put your thinking cap on! Until next time... 44–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February 2012



February 2012 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon & Wood counties 24-25 Wisconsin Holstein Convention, Waupaca 24 Holstein USA Region 5 meeting, Waupaca, 12:00 noon 24 Wisconsin Holstein Covention Futures Sale, Waupaca, 7:30 p.m. March 2012 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 3 UW-River Falls Falcon Premier, managed by UW-River Falls Dairy Club, assisted by Tom Morris, Ltd., 12:00 noon 9 Ronkstar Acres Complete Dispersal, Tom & Peggy Ronk, Denmark, managed by Jim Hoskens Ltd. & The Bill Stade Auction Co., 11:00 a.m. 10 The Budjon-JK Get in the Game Sale, Fond du Lac, managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co. 17 Green|Rock Dual County Sale, WI Farm Auction, Brooklyn 17 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, Weyauwega 19 WHA Barn Meeting, Bears Grass Dairy, Augusta 23 WHA Barn Meeting, Sunnyside Dairy Farms, Valders 24 The Smithcrest & Kranzdale First Opportunity Sale 27 WHA Barn Meeting, Nor-Way-Pete & Four-of-a-Kind, Eland 29 WHA Barn Meeting, Stone-Front Farms, Lancaster 30 Siemers Holsteins Spring Showcase, managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Fond du Lac 31 MilkSource Main Event Tag Sale, Kaukauna 31 Purple Ribbon Sale, managed by Wood Area Holstein Breeders, Marshfield April 2012 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 7 Barron Spring Sale, Barron Sale Pavilion 12 Double-D Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Robert & Nancy Carns Family, Cuba City 13 Dodgeramma at Crescentmead Holsteins, managed by Todd Wendorf, Ixonia 14 Redfest at Crescentmead Holsteins, managed by Todd Wendorf, Ixonia 20 Midwest Spring Red & White Show, Jefferson 21 Midwest National Holstein Show, Jefferson 27 Outagamie County Spring Sale, 7:30 p.m., Seymour 30 2014 WHA Futurity LATE entries due to WHA office May 2012 Classifying in ABrown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 5 Vernon County Sale, Vernon County Fairgrounds, 7:30 p.m. 26 Me-Do Meadows Memorial Day Sale Event Other Upcoming Events June 12 District 1 Show June 15 District 5 Show, Portage June 15 District 10 Show, Fond du Lac June 19 District 6 Show, Monroe June 20 District 4 Show June 22 District 3 Show, Lancaster June 25 District 2 Show, Viroqua June 26 District 7 Show, Sturgeon Bay June 27-30 National Convention, Springfield, MO July 16-17 WI Championship Show - Marshfield Dec. 28-30, 2012 2013 Junior Holstein Convention, hosted by Rock County


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February 2012 WI Holstein News  

February 2012 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News, containing Midwest Spring Show entry form, District 8 report and Milgene Holsteins breed...

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