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February 2011

Volume 83 No. 2

Midwest National Spring Show rules & entry Cover Contest Winners Breeder Profile: Opsal’s Ridge Holsteins District 6 Report

Stone-Front Iron EX-95 EX-96MS 2E 4-09 2x 365 42,200 4.2 1791 3.4 1431 Nominated All-American 125,000 lb. Cow 2010 1st & Best Udder 125,000 lb. Cow & Reserve Grand Champion, WDE 2010 Reserve All-American & Reserve All-Canadian 5-Year-Old 2008 2nd 5 Year Old, WDE & Royal Winter Fair 2008 All-Wisconsin 5 Year Old & 1st 5 Year Old, Midwest Spring National 2008

- owned by Duckett & Kasbergen, Rudolph Her Dam: Stone-Front Jed Polly EX-92 4E 10-00 2x 365 38,950 4.6 1806 3.1 1191 Lifetime: 239,250 4.3 10,246 3.1 7350 2nd Dam: Stone-Front Pontiac Pella VG-88 VG-MS 5-05 2x 302 22,490 4.2 947 3.1 700 Selling at the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale: First Choice of 3 Fever pregnancies due September 2011 from Jed Polly

Andy, Lyn, Christina & Kayla Buttles (608) 723-4712 5027 Hwy. 81E, Lancaster, WI 53813

Selling at the 15th Badger Invitational: First Choice of 5 Goldwyn pregnancies due in July 2011 from Jed Polly

Watch for our consignment to the Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale Spring Yearling by Shottle from the Roxys

VG-88 EX-MS GTPI +1914 2-02 2x 365 34,424 3.7 1259 3.2 1093 Fate to our program last fall, and she has everything we search for in a great young cow. W eAadded beautiful individual, high production, and a logical sire stack. She is backed by an EX-91

Durham, EX-93 Jolt, VG-85 Starbuck, EX-94 Valor, and 5E-92 Chairman. She has sons in AI with promising genomic TPIs and embryos exported. We are offering a First Choice Bookem or Shamrock from 10 transfers in the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale on February 18 in Beaver Dam. addition to Fate, we have assembled members from the breed’s great cow families, including Dellia, I nChief Adeen, Ashlyn, Elegance, Lead Mae, Saturday, Blackrose and over a dozen descendants from 2nd-Look Durham Juba 2E-95 GMD! We welcome your inquiries.

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Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mitch Breunig

Kevin Jorgensen

506 Hoard Rd • Waupun, WI 53963 920-210-3992 •

8667 Cty. Hwy. V, Sauk City, WI 53583 608.643.6818 • e-mail: BAA: 105.4% - Top 10 in the nation for 201-300 cows RHA: 420 cows 30,281 3.65 1105 3.03 919

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1-800-223-4269 Wisconsin Holstein News: Official Publication of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Published 11 months per year by Wisconsin Holstein Publications To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; Phone (608) 723-4933; Fax (608) 723-4973; e-mail: February 2011

VOLUME 83 No. 2

Features: 9 13 30 36 38

Breeder Profile: Opsal’s Ridge Holsteins 2011 Midest National Spring Show rules & entry Cover Contest winners 2010 Top Performer entries Wisconsin Bulls to A.I.

Departments: 9 17 29 34 34 35 38 42 44 45 46

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs From the President: Jim Rickert WHA Annual Supporters Tank Talk - District 6 District 6 report Breeder Business Cards From the Field: Chris Lyons, Holstein USA WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover features the winning entry in our 2010 Cover Contest, submitted by Angie Ulness. The photo features Clarissa (7), Garrett (6) and Whitney (3) and their kiddie showmanship calves for the Manitowoc County Fair. The two calves are an Atwood daughter and a Shottle granddaughter of Elm-Lawn-G Linjet Shawna 3E-93. You can view the other winning photos on page 30. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011

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WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION STAFF: Christianne Williams, Director of Operations Laura Wackershauser, Editor/Advertising Manager Ashley Yager, Public Relations Associate Sharon Maffei, Administrative Assistant

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Jim Rickert, President (2011)* - 920-872-2982 W9143 Lincoln Rd., Eldorado, WI 54932 Corey Geiger, Vice President (2012)* - 920-650-0294 W1938 County Rd. J, Mukwanago, WI 53149 Angela Brown, Secretary (2012) - 608-935-3814 3008 Elliott Brown Rd., Dodgeville, WI 53533 Todd Stanek, Exec. Committee (2012) - 715-877-3116 E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 Bob Traynor, Exec. Committee (2011)* - 715-778-5807 N6842 Cty. BB, Spring Valley, WI 54767 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 Kelli Cull (2011) - 920-488-4129 N9995 Soo Rd., Lomira, WI 53048 Lynn Harbaugh (2011)* - 920-420-1524 N11912 Graetz Rd., Marion, WI 54950 Matt Lippert (2012) - 715-884-6578 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 Chris McCullough (2013) - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Marci Walker (2013) - 608-253-3003 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION

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Crest-View-Acres Sweet-ET VG-87 VG-MS DOM GTPI +1716 PTA +1127M +35F +29P 12/10 2-02 2x 365 31,070 3.8 1171 3.0 923 5-06 2x 151 14,436 3.9 559 3.0 426 inc. • 4 sons in A.I. and embryos exported • 2 VG 2-year-old daughters milking by Toystory and Armstead Sweet’s Maternal Sister

Selling February 18 in the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale:

First Choice female of 3 Millions born April-June 2010 or 3 Alexanders born May 2010 ~ This is a very nice group of calves which are well grown with good type. All will be tested for genomics by sale

Stripes Finley Senora EX-92 EEEEE 5-00 2x 365 38,104 3.5 1332 2.8 1057

Sweet’s Dam: Stripes Mtoto Sophie-ET VG-87 DOM 3-07 2x 365 30,810 3.7 1140 3.1 940 2nd Dam: Sher-Est Rudolph Stripes-TW EX-91 2E GMD DOM 3-09 2x 365 36,560 3.8 1400 3.3 1203 3rd Dam: Sher-Est HT Sara-ET EX-90 2E GMD DOM 4-03 2x 365 39,230 4.4 1713 3.2 1253 4th Dam: Sher-Est S-Wind Saturday-ET EX-90 GMD DOM 4-04 2x 365 41,420 4.6 1914 3.0 1261

5th Dam: Eng-Our-Acres Mark Sandy EX-91 5-05 2x 365 38,940 3.9 1508 3.1 1222 6th Dam: Buena-Vista Tony Sandra EX-91 2E DOM 8-01 2x 365 23,220 3.4 799 3.2 742 7th Dam: Buena-Vista Riley Sandy EX-90 EX-MS 4-04 2x 365 24,860 3.4 853

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 6–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011

Mission-Bell Bolton Dezi-ET

VG-86 VG-88MS at 2-05

GTPI +1889 PTA +845M +55F +24P +2.11T +2.8PL 2.87SCS 2-00 2x 242 23,485 4.5 1064 3.0 708 inc. proj. 305 30,256 1366F 947P • Will finish a record with about 1600 fat as a two-year-old - WOW! • Potential 7th generation EX cow with a very deep pedigree • 4 A.I. contracts along with embryo contracts • Pregnancies to Robust and transfers from Shamrock

Selling February 18 in Beaver Dam at the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale is a First Choice of Dezi’s two Observer daughters due May 11 or June 30, 2011 Dezi’s Dam: Mission-Bell B Iron Direct EX-93 2E DOM 5-06 2x 365 40,530 3.8 1520 2.9 1187 2nd Dam: Mission-Bell Outside Dasher EX-93 2E GMD DOM 5-02 2x 365 36,760 4.3 1580 2.7 1008 3rd Dam: Mission-Bell Broker Dapple EX-92 4E GMD DOM 235,680 lifetime

4th Dam: Mission-Bell Astro Jet Deborah EX-91 2E 216,640 lifetime 5th Dam: Mission-Bell Jetstar Dynasty EX-92 3E GMD DOM 212,10 lifetime 6th Dam: Mission-Bell Milo Dixie EX-94 6E GMD DOM 288,470 lifetime

What numbers are you looking for? Dezi has type numbers, production numbers, index numbers and show appeal with a deep, deep pedigree that includes spectacular classification numbers! Bid last on February 18 to get in on this great Wisconsin cow family.

K ellercrest Registered Holsteins, Inc.

Tim & Sandy Keller, Andrew & Kimberly • Mark & Kareen Keller 1141 JG South, Mount Horeb, WI 53572 Ph: 608-437-4755 • Fax: 608-437-4759 • e-mail:

RHA: 304 cows 2x 29,150 3.8 1109 3.07 896 BAA: 106.3% 9 year Progressive Breeder & 11 year Progressive Genetics Herd Awards wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011-7

~ Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the action! ~

WARGO-ACRES BOLTN MOPSIE-ET EX-91 EEVEE at 3-02 1-07 3x 308 26,319 3.8 1007 3.2 855 2-06 3x 314 35,473 3.7 1304 3.1 1105 inc. CTPI +1913 PTA +1338M +64F +42P +2.67T +2.0UDC +1.44FLC +349NM ~ Multiple A.I. contracts, including a full brother to sale choice ~ Over $60,000 in embryo contracts to Europe & Japan

To the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale: First choice female of 12 AltaIota pregnancies due June & September 2011

Mopsie’s Dam by Shottle: Wargo-Acres Mardi-ET VG-86 GMD 1-09 2x 340 29,156 4.1 1206 3.3 908

Mopsie’s Granddam by Patron: Wargo-Acres Melrose EX-94 3E GMD DOM 6-05 2x 365 49,500 4.3 2104 3.3 1644

Also selling in the 15th Badger Invitational: Dimple’s October 2010 daughter by Super genomics will be back by sale time


Wargo-N-JD Dimples EX-91 EX-MS by Titanic 4-03 3x 365 34,330 3.5 1134 3.0 1043 Granddam: Wargo-Acres Durham Dazzle EX-94 3E GMD DOM 5-05 2x 365 50,890 3.6 1843 3.0 1548 Lifetime: 2203 200,270 3.5 7048 3.1 6267 Followed by 7 more generations of VG and EX

Gordon & Emily Carncross Craig & Jen Carncross | 608-592-2560 Craig cell Bulls & embryos always available

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March 2010 BAA: 107.7% on 194 cows RHA: 387 cows 29,354 3.7 1086 3.0 884

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs % Our condolences to the families of Jerry Nauman, Charles Lind and Robert Krohlow, who have passed away. Full obituaries are printed below. The Wisconsin Holstein News encourages readers and members to submit information for the Wisconsin Holstein Briefs column. We are looking for news of a wedding, birth announcement, award winner or death that Wisconsin Holstein breeders should know about. High quality, submitted photos will be printed if space is available. Please submit your information to the Wisconsin Holstein News by mail at PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; or email to

Obituaries Jerry L. Nauman Jerry L. Nauman, 58, of rural Norwalk passed away Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Tomah Memorial Hospital. He was born May 12, 1952 in Sparta, Wisconsin to Raymond L. and Virginia (Anderson) Nauman. He was baptized and confirmed as a child of our Lord at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ridgeville, where he remained a member throughout his life. He grew up in Coles Valley, and attended the Coles Valley School and graduated from Sparta Senior High School in 1970. He attended the UWMadison Farm & Industry Short Course and graduated from there in 1971. Jerry married his one true love, Marjorie M. Kroning on March 9, 1974 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. To this marriage, three children were born: Danielle Suzanne, Jeremy Keith and their special gift, Nicolette Marie. They have been blessed with one grandson, Austin Tyler. Jerry was a wonderful and loving husband, father and grandfather. Jerry was a life-long farmer, and was a 5th generation Monroe County farmer. He was passionate in breeding and developing Registered Holsteins, and later Registered Jerseys. Jerry was a showring enthusiast, and enjoyed exhibiting his dairy cattle from boyhood on, and watching his children and later grandson continue. He enjoyed traveling to the shows, and the friends that came with that. One accomplishment he was particularly proud of was that his herd of Holsteins were ranked in the top 25 type herds in the nation in the early 1990s. Jerry was also a devoted Republican, and enjoyed being involved in the county, district and state parties and campaigns. This was another place where Jerry shined and enjoyed his many friends. Other interests included an avid passion for bowling, which he shared with Jeremy, until an injury sidelined him; photography, hunting and fishing with Austin and Nikki, and dabbling in genealogy research with Danielle. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Nauman; paternal grandparents Ervin and Lucy (VanDyke) Nauman; maternal grandparents Carl and Leah (Pratt) Anderson; father-in-law Clifford H. Kroning; and brother-in-law Larry L. Kroning. He is survived by his wife Margie of Norwalk, his children Danielle of Sparta; Jeremy and Nicolette, both of Norwalk. His grandson, Austin Nauman of Sparta; his father, Raymond L. Nauman of Norwalk; his mother-inlaw, Margaret Kroning of Soldiers Grove; close friend John Selin; four sisters: Kathy Braatz, Merry (Jerome) Kuderer, Laurie (Tom) Graber, Penny (Bill) Chambers. He is further survived by his brothers and sisters in law, Ruth Kroning, Richard (Peg) Kroning, Ginny (Rick) Foley, John Kroning, Janice (Bruce) Schellinger, Evie (John) Hamilton and Dean Kroning. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. The true measure of a person’s life is not in the quantity of time, but the quality, and the legacy left in those he leaves behind. Dad and Grandpa - we will always miss you and love you.

Charles Lind Charles A. Lind, 91, died Thursday, November 25, 2010 at Berlin Memorial Hospital, Berlin, WI. He was born on July 30, 1919, to John and Lydia (Yesse) Lind in the Town of Bloomfield, Waushara County, WI. He was baptized and confirmed at Emmaus Lutheran Church, Poy Sippi. He grew up on the family farm and attended Willow View Country School. He was employed at Kissingers Local sawmill and at the Dairy Dairy Cheese Factory in Poy Sippi. He

enlisted in the U.S. Army in February 1941 and was stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington, for basic training. His unit was sent to Australia, saw duty in New Guinea and the Phillipines in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1945. Charles married Lyda Sattler on May 4, 1947. The couple setteld on a farm in the town of Saxeville where they raised Registered Holstein at Lindside Farms. He was a member of the Holstein Association for 60 years and served as a director on the Waupaca-Waushara Holstein Board. He was also the dairy leader of the Cross Country 4-H club for 30 years. Charles became the rural mail carrier out of the Pine River post office where he served 25 wonderful years. He was Vice President and Director of the Farmers State Bank, Poy Sippi, and Treasurer of the late Glendale School District. He also served on the Emmaus Lutheran Church Council as elder and trustee and sang in the church choir for 50 years. Charles was also a member of the Fremont American Legion Post and former member of the disbanded Andersen Wendt Post of Poy Sippi. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Lyda Lind of Pince River; their daughter, Patricia Lind (fiance, Bruce Hamilton) of Hudson; sons, Michael (Kathleen) Lind, Phillip (Donna) Lind, Pine River; grandchildren, Nathan Lind, Matthew (Stephanie) Lind, Melissa (Nathan) Nadjowski, Sarah Lind, Stephanie Lind, Andrew Lind and Derek Lind; great-grandchildren, Connor Lind, Emma and Theresa Nadjowski; sisters, Carolyn Schultz, Ripon; Myra Schonscheck, Oshkosh; and Lida (Norman) Miller, Fond du Lac; four sisters-in-law Stella Wendt, Marjory (Frank) Muscavitch, Marji Lind and Arlene Lind. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Helen Manske, Mae Dillman and Irene Hilke; and three brothers, Norman Lind, George Lind and Junior Lind; and brother-in-laws John Sattler Jr, Ray Schultz, Arnold Schonsckick and Harvey Wendt. Funeral services were held at Emmaus Lutheran Church, Poy Sippi. The burial with military rites were held at the Brushville Cemetary, town of Bloomfield. At Chuck’s request, Taps were played by his grandchildren, Stephanie and Derek Lind.

Robert Krohlow Robert F. Krohlow, age 84, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at his home. On July 1, 2004 he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma of the spine. We are grateful for his added years of life. He was born October 12, 1926, son of the late Robert E. and Bertha (Gother) Krohlow. On August 27, 1955, he was united in marriage to Gloria Blom. They were blessed with three sons, Marc, Craig and Neal. Bob enjoyed watching and playing sports: basketball and football at Bonduel High School, and then playing baseball for Navarino. He bowled for many years and enjoyed dancing, playing cards and visiting with family and friends. He was a farmer all his life, milking cows and then cash cropping the land. He also sold farm and home insurance for Hartland Cicero for many years. After selling the dairy cows he and Gloria enjoyed doing some traveling. They spent many wonderful January’s in Florida by their special friends, Kap and Mo Westphal. Bob was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Cicero. He served as chairman of the building committee for the church and added parish hall, both built in the 1960’s. He was a very generous man to his family and church. The dove, stained glass window will be a special remembrance of him. He is survived by his wife Gloria and their children: Craig (Marlene) Krohlow, and their children, Ryan (special friend Haley), Tiffany (Nick) Prodell and Travis; and son, Neal (Jill) Krohlow, and their children: Samuel, Bridget and Joseph; one brother Edward; one sister-in-law, Adeline “Pudge” (Oliver) Lerum, Seymour; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Marc; two sisters and their husbands, Irene (Elmer) Conradt and Gladys (Ivo) Huettl; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Edgar (Ruth) Krohlow and Byron Krohlow. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund for Immanuel Lutheran Church of Cicero has been established in Bob’s name. A special thank you to Bob’s oncologist, Dr. William Guenther and all the caring doctors, nurses, receptionists and volunteers at the cancer center and hospital at A.M.C. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011-9


Opsal’s Ridge Holsteins Lyle and Deanna Opsal & Troy Opsal & Family, Blue Mounds By Ashley Yager

Troy Opsal and children Felicia, Joey, Megan & Josh Troy’s children also help when they’re not busy with school. Oldest daughter Emily is a junior at Stevens Point, Megan is a sophomore at River Falls, Felecia is a junior in high school, Josh is a sophomore, and Joey is in 7th grade. While the Opsals have undoubtedly had success in their breeding program, one of the most prominent individuals to come from the herd has been the bull Opsal Finley. In October of 1994 at the Agri-Prize sale, Troy, his uncle, and two other associates multiple generation family farm nestled atop the hills of Blue purchased Twin-B-Dairy E-B Felisse-ET as a heifer, along with an Mounds in western Dane County, Opsal’s Ridge consists of embryo package that eventually resulted in her Ethan daughter, a partnership between Lyle and Deanna Opsal and their son Troy. De-Su Opsal Ethan Fiona-ET. Felisse was later consigned to the As many as five generations of Opsals have been a part of the farm Masters Edition sale, sold for $108,000, went on to score EX-92, over the last 50 years, but it was Troy’s grandparents Boyd and and developed into a tremendous brood cow with an abundant Sybilla who started it all with a move to the current location in embryo demand. Fiona went VG the second score of her first lactation and 1949. Boyd and Sybilla rented the farm for 17 years before purchas- eventually scored EX-90 as a five-year-old. Contract interest came ing the operation in 1966. The barn’s capacity at that time was 57 early from Alta Genetics, who eventually chose one of three cows, but a new addition in 1981 brought capacity to 70 head. In Formation calves from Fiona with outstanding type. The resulting 1993, the Opsals built a freestall shed to house 100 heifers and dry pick was Finley, who’s numbers are still strong today with GTPI cows. They expanded the milking herd from 70 to 100 cows and +1525, +1.28UDC, +1.58PTAT, and +692M. Troy estimates that nearly 80% of the herd can be traced to utilized the old heifer shed for switch cows. In 2001, a new switch cow shed was constructed. Frustrated Finley or his family. One of the most notable Finley daughters in with switching cows, the Opsals put on an addition to the milking the herd today is Opsal Finley Sage, EX-94 2E and +1667 GTPI. barn in 2004 so that the entire milking herd could be housed under She has a Pontiac son that tested well, has sent a Super son to one roof. The switch cow shed is currently used for pre-fresh cows Germany, a Jeeves son to Select that is +2104 GTPI, and has and heifers, and a new calf facility was built in 2005 to make room additional Super daughters and pregnancies on the way. Sage has for heifers weaning to nine months of age. Today, the Opsals three VG daughters, including two Potters and one Sharky, and have 105 cows in the barn and the farm spans 440 acres, with 320 additional recently fresh daughters by Michael, Jetstream and Pronto. She has heifers by Socrates, Million, and Glen, and Troy tillable. The 105 cows have a Rolling Herd Average of 28,465M with has exported nearly 50 of her embryos. Sage’s latest record at 5-10 3.7% 1044F and 3.0% 846P lbs. Impressive in both production and 2x 365d yielded 40,813M with 3.9 1605F and 3.1 1245P. On the maternal side of Finley type, the Opsal’s herd has been Sage is another of Opsal’s foundhome to 43 Gold Medal Dams, ing individuals, Opsal Rudolph 36 Dams of Merit, 78 homebred Sadie, EX-92 2E GMD DOM. Excellent cows, and 26 cows with Sadie has 15 sons in A.I. and 16 over 200,000 pounds of lifetime VG or EX daughters with an milk. Their BAA is 109.3, and additional 10 sons in A.I. Sadie’s includes 22 Excellent, 56 Very Good top completed record at 3-02 2x and 33 Good Plus cows. Also 365d included 38,420M 5.3 2026F outstanding are the 23 Progressive and 3.2 1248P. Her daughters Breeders Registry and 14 Progresinclude Oman Sonia, a top ten Net sive Genetics Awards the Opsal’s Merit cow, Finley Sage, and Ridge herd has acquired throughout Durham Samantha, EX-91 with the years. 42,263M 5.0 2132F lbs at 3-04. The farm is operated by the Oman Sonia was lost to a Opsal family, with the help of spinal injury, but left behind four full-time hired hand Doug Taylor. outstanding Mac daughters from a Lyle is in the barn often, and Opsal Finley Sage-ET EX-94 2E flush and an Alexander daughter Deanna helps care for the calves. 10–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011


and national levels with their show that sold in the World Classic for cows. Opsal’s Ridge is home to at least $17,000. In addition, one of her Mac 20 Red and Red Carriers, including daughters sold for $30,000 at the Josh’s fancy show cow from 2010. His Wisconsin National Convention Sale Red and White Holstein, Opsal Duke in 2008. Durham Samantha has Jake Maesa-Red, VG-88, was Junior daughters, as well as Jeeves embryos All-American Red and White Fall exported. The Opsals have additional Yearling for 2009. Her success continpregnancies from Samantha by Manued this past year as she was 13th in O-Man and Shottle. the open show and second junior at In addition to Finley, Oman has the 2010 International Red and had a strong and consistent presence White Holstein Show at World Dairy in the Opsal’s herd. Opsal Oman Expo and was Nominated Junior Fantasy, VG-88 EX-MS, is an O-Man All-American Red and White Senior daughter x Morty Fantasia (EX-92, Two-Year-Old. Josh also had success EX-95MS) x Winchester Faith last year in the Wisconsin Junior State (EX-90 GMD) x Ethan Fiona (EX-90 Opsal Shottle Shiloh EX-90 Fair Showmanship contest, winning GMD DOM). Her Alexander daughthe 14-year-old division. Maesa-Red ter sold for $16,500 in the Sale of the has a two-year-old record at 2-04 and Stars, and she has sent numerous bulls 352d of 30,619M with 4.0 1226F and to A.I. Fantasy’s Planet daughter is 3.2 968P. tied at number one on the genomics In 2009, Felicia’s cow Opsal Stiles list for Protein. She has sent over 40 Myron Coral, VG-89 at two years of embryos overseas herself, and has the age, made her mark on the tanbark, ability to make records as well, with a winning Junior All-Wisconsin Junior 2-01 record at 2x and 365d of 3-Year-Old honors at the Wisconsin 35,130M with 4.1 1455F and 3.1 Championship Show, and taking 1085P. Fantasy is fresh again, putting Grand Champion of the Junior Show over 150 pounds in the tank a day and at the District 6 Holstein Show. It is awaiting a visit from the classifier wasn’t her first time to stand at the next month. top, as she also won her class as a Opsal Oman Frost, EX-91 and Summer Yearling at the 2007 just fresh with her third calf, is another Wisconsin Junior State Fair. outstanding Oman and had 140 Opsal Duke Maesa-Red VG-88 Coral is a Hartford Myron pounds of milk on her first test. She daughter from an EX-91 Finley. She has a Laurin daughter that is recently has outstanding conformation and the fresh, as well as other daughters by numbers to back it up. Coral had 154 Mac, Norski and Champ. Opsals also pounds on her December test just two have ET daughters by Niagra, and weeks fresh. Her two-year-old record Frost’s Mac son, also used in the was completed in 615 days, and Opsal herd, is at Select Sires. Her last totaled over 65,000 pounds milk, with completed record at 4-04 2x 365d 2-06 2x 365d of 40,504M with 3.8 totaled 40,980M with 3.8 1557F and 1549F and 3.0 1234P. Her Seize bull 3.1 1267P. calf is being genomically tested, and Another family line in the Opsal’s she also has two fancy Man-O-Mans herd stems from the Saturdays. Opsal on the ground. Coral’s oldest Shottle Shiloh, EX-90, is a Shottle daughter by Saloon (Shottle x Sadie) daughter from Morty Sarah (EX-90) is just fresh and looks to follow in her x Hardtac Sara (EX-90 GMD DOM) mother’s footsteps. x S-Wind Saturday (EX-90 GMD DOM). Shiloh is making an outstandThe Opsals are currently using the Opsal Stiles Myron Coral VG-89 ing record this lactation, and is bulls Man-O-Man, Destry, Palermo, projected to make nearly 45,000 Garrett, Gerard, Sid, Lauthority, pounds of milk. She has a Million son at Select Sires, and has sold Jordan, Durable and Iota. Finley continues to have an impact on multiple eggs. The Opsals have Shiloh daughters by Sandy, multiple generations in the herd. Troy prefers breeding for high Alexander, and Bogart. producing, long lasting cows that are fun to look at. He takes health The Dellia’s are also represented in the herd with founding traits into consideration for merchandising purposes, and prefers bulls mother Opsal Wilstar Ruben Dori, EX-94 GMD DOM. Dori is a that are over two points on type, feet and legs, or udder. Rubens daughter from Miss Wilstar Lindy Dessy-ET, EX-91 GMD With all of the flushing and internal reproduction at Opsal’s DOM x Regancrest Melwood Dinah-ET, VG-86 DOM x Dellia. Ridge, Troy admits he is hoping to cut down on some numbers in There are several cows in the herd that trace back to Dessy, but the next few years. The Opsals are not interested in putting a Dori is the most notable in the herd today. She is on her fourth parlor up in the near future, for fear of losing the personal contact record producing over 48,000 pounds of milk, and is due in May with the cows and the ability to show them to visitors on a to Advent. She has embryos by Shottle, multiple sons in A.I., and moment’s notice. No matter what happens in the future at Opsal’s has daughters by Mac, Jeeves, Ramos, and Sanchez, with Shottle Ridge, the genetic foundation that has been laid will be recognized pregancies on the way. Another daughter by Marmax is the dam for generations of cow families to come. of an impressive Lawnboy milking over 100 pounds a day at two years of age. The Opsals have done an outstanding job making cows that can play the numbers game and come to the show ring. Josh and Felicia have had a fantastic run the past few years on the local, state wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011-11

Kamps-Hollow Amen-ET *RC VG-88 by Goldwyn 1-11 2x 365 24,180 4.5 1092 3.3 806 3-04 2x 365 26,390 4.0 1044 3.2 838 4-08 2x 114 12,968 4.8 620 3.0 391 inc. Dam: EX-92 EX-MS Red Marker 4-03 2x 365 33,990 3.9 1332 3.1 1056 ~ Maternal sister to Kamps-Hollow Altitude EX-95

2nd Dam: Clover-Mist Alisha-ET EX-93 3E DOM Lifetime: 226,470 10,659F 8149P 3rd Dam: Clover-Mis Augy Star-ET EX-94 4E DOM Lifetime: 206,250 9793F 7187P 4th Dam: D-R-A August EX-96 4E DOM 8-05 2x 365 27,460 4.3 1187 3.2 871 Nominated All-American Aged Cow 1986 Next 2 Dams: EX-90 2E, EX-90 3E

To the 15th Badger Invitational, March 12: Amen’s 2 September 2010 RED Redliner calves both calves will be at the sale for the buyer’s choice! Wallace Behnke & Family 1324 Mortensen Road, Brooklyn, WI 53521 Ph/Fax: 608-455-4264 Bob’s Cell: 608-279-4243 E-mail:

BAA: 111.2% Dec ’10 RHA: 23,674 3.73 884 3.19 754

25th ANNIVERSARY WAUPACA-WAUSHARA SHOW OPPORTUNITY SALE Saturday, March 19, 2011 • Weyauwega Fairgrounds Big Pedigree






2-06 2x 365 31,690 3.9 1237 3.1 990 Barbie is the dam of Braxton, the #1 type bull. Selling is a Michael spring yearling from Braxton’s VG-87 full sister. Here’s your chance to buy a Barbie. Sandy-Valley

5-04 2x 365 46,280 4.4 2018 3.0 1393 Amy’s EX Goldwyn has 29,070M and 1707F at 3 years. The Goldwyn’s fancy Alexander fall calf is a potential 9th generation EX. What a pedigree! Andrew Peterson

2-00 2x 365 22,870 4.7 1080 3.1 715 This flashy Advent is backed by an EX-91 Talent then an EX-93 3E Rubens, Nom. AA R&W 2004. Majesty’s super summer yearling Sanchez will make a great State Fair calf. Forest-Ridge

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 Lynn Harbaugh 920-420-1524

Darrell Worden 715-842-8098 Jim Hoskens 920-366-7153

Catalogs: Dick Piechowski 715-258-2757

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2011 Midwest National Spring Show Rules RULES FOR 2011 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/2011_FAIR_RULESfinal2011-01-03.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 Youth Program Specialist 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 at the Midwest National Spring Show 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: At the Midwest National Spring Show 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 four (4) 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 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 four (4) 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 case of a tie, additional animals will be counted, one at a time, until the tie is broken. Exhibitor Defined: 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: Placing JR Females Points Milking Female Points: 1 10 20 2 9 18 3 8 16 4 7 14 5 6 12 6 5 10 7 4 8 8 3 6 9 2 4 10 1 2 GENERAL RULES 1. All animals exhibited at the Midwest National Spring Show must be accompanied by the registration certificate or fax copy from the Holstein Association of America; no photocopies will be accepted. 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 show ring 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. 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.

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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. 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

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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, 2010 - February 28, 2011 2. Fall Heifer Calf - born September 1 - November 30, 2010 3. Summer Yearling Heifer - born June 1 - August 31, 2010 4. Spring Yearling Heifer - born March 1 - May 31, 2010 5. Winter Yearling Heifer - born December 1, 2009 - February 28, 2010 6. Fall Yearling Heifer - born September 1 - November 30, 2009 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, 2009 12. Junior Two Year Old Cow - born March 1 - August 31, 2009 (Must be fresh) 13. Senior Two Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2008 - February 28, 2009 14. Junior Three Year Old Cow - born March 1 - August 31, 2008 15. Senior Three Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2007 - February 29, 2008 16. Intermediate & Reserve Intermediate Champion Female (Open Show) 17. Four Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2006 - August 31, 2007 18. Five Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2005 - August 31, 2006 19. Six Year Old and Older Cow - born before September 1, 2005 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 Best Bred & Owned of the Junior Show 22. Senior & Reserve Senior Champion Female (Junior Show) 23. Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Female (Junior Show) 24. Best Udder of Show 25. Champion Bred & Owned of the Show 26. Senior & Reserve Senior Champion Female (Open Show) 27. Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Female (Open Show) 28. Best Three Females 29. Produce of Dam 30. Dam & Offspring 31. Premier Breeder 32. Premier Exhibitor 33. State Herd (4 animals earning points as in Premier Breeder/Exhibitor) 34. Premier Sire (8 animals earning points as in Premier Breeder/Exhibitor)

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Premise ID #

$25.00/entry for heifers if postmarked before 3/31/11 $30.00/entry for Unfreshen 2 Year Olds & Milking Age Cows if postmarked before 3/31/11 $50/entry if postmarked 4/1/11 to 4/5/11 & 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 ____________________________________________________________________________________

2011 Midwest National Spring Show April 16, 2011 • 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

2011 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________________________________________________________________

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From your President Jim Rickert Congratulations to Bill Brey of Door County who was the winner in the January Holstein Trivia Contest. The question was: In the 120 year history of the Wisconsin Holstein Association, there have been three times that a father and a son have each been WHA Presidents. Who are the father and son combinations? The correct answer was Elroy and Roger Borgwardt, Elroy and Bill Borgwardt and Don and Jim Rickert. Keep reading to find this month’s trivia question. Congratulations to all of the award winners at the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention held recently in Stevens Point. Nearly 500 people attended the convention and it was uplifting to see the interest and excitement of our next generation of Holstein members. Thanks to the Wood County hosts, along with Chris, Laura, Ashley and Sharon from the state office for organizing an outstanding event. Also, hats off to all of our volunteers from throughout the state; for making the convention a tremendous success. I addressed the attendees during the Princess Luncheon. One point I stressed was that everyone should have a passion for something. It is also important to set attainable goals in your life. Write down your goals and share them with people. This can be a real driving force for you to someday attain these goals. I believe that this is important for the Juniors and for people of all ages. I invite everyone to attend this year’s adult Holstein convention being held February 18-19 in Beaver Dam. Our Dodge County hosts have worked hard to plan an enjoyable convention including very affordable meal prices. The Wisconsin Holstein Futurity will be discussed during the business meeting on Saturday. Please attend if you want to be part of the discussion to increase participation and interest in the futurity for years to come. Four directors will be elected, and we would like to see most of the counties represented to cast their ballot. This month’s question is: Which AI company is the regular advertiser on the back cover of each Wisconsin Holstein News? Please send the correct answer by email to Each adult or junior member who answers the question correctly by February 15 will have his/her name entered into a random drawing. The winner chosen each month will receive a $10 Culver’s gift card. All junior members who email the correct answer will also receive 10,000 Holstibucks. Until next time, Jim Rickert

WHA MEMBERSHIP NOTICE Second notice membership renewal postcards (bright pink colored postcard) will be in the mail shortly. Please note that 2011 membership renewals not received at the WHA office by February 10 will result in discontined mailing of the Wisconsin Holstein News. 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. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011-17

Junior All-American Nominations Past and Present Kinyon Jasper Julie-ET VG-86 at 2-00 1-11 305 17,618 4.1 715 3.1 557 proj. Nominated Junior All-American Fall Yearling in Milk 2010 Dam: Moondale Leader Jolly VG-86, full sister to Moondale Leader Pat EX-94

Julie was purchased as a calf by Danielle and Sean Brown and Jessica James in the 14th Badger Invitational. Julie was recently flushed to Fever and gave us 19 embryos. We are very excited for her future!

Too-Keen Merchant Abigail EX-91 2E 6-05 287 32,270 3.8 1,238 2.8 919 inc. Nominated Junior All-American Senior 3 Year Old 2007 Dam: Miss Alices Allure VG-88 2nd Dam: Bristol Skybuck Alice EX-94

Abigail’s December Goldwyn, Ma-Brown Gold Ave Maria-ET, sells in the 15th Badger Invitational on March 12th. Ave Maria has a Dundee sister who scored VG-85 at 2-03 and other sisters by Blitz and Atlas. Abigail is bred back to Dundee and due in August and is currently working on her best record yet!

Ma-Brown Danielle and Sean Brown 3008 Elliott Brown Rd., Dodgeville, WI 53533 608-935-3814 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011

Julie is owned with:

Pine-Valley Farm 5295 E. Pleasant View Rd. Mineral Point, WI 53565 (608) 987-2245 e-mail:

Selling at the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale, February 18...

# Choice of 5 Atwoods from Thriller due in March #

HONEYCREST OUTS THRILLER EX-90 EX-MS 5Y 4-10 2X 365 38,560 3.9 1495 2.8 1082 3-03 2X 365 35,700 4.1 1454 2.8 1000 2-01 2X 365 29,800 4.1 1212 3.0 892 Lft to Date: 108,920 4.0 4334 2.9 3132 ~ Thriller has a Sept. Storm son at IPS and Baxter sons at Accelerated and Global Genetic Resources ~ Due February 24 to Explode ~ 2 maternal sisters that are EX & over 40,000; 12 maternal sisters that are VG & over 30,000; 2 are already GMD ~ Maternal sister to Elegant, Ruffian, Pepper and Wrangler Dam: Patron Tanya VG-87 GMD DOM 2nd Dam: Aerostar Mary EX 2E GMD DOM 3rd Dam: Blackstar Kathryn EX GMD DOM 4th Dam: Mars Kathleena VG-88 DOM 5th Dam: Bell Kathleen EX

Selling at the 15th Badger Invitational, March 12... # Honeycrest Mahogany Rose # A sporty Mahogany born 1-5-10

Dam: Honeycrest Magna Radiant VG-85 2-11 2x 365 34,650 4.0 1393 2.9 1001 Lft: 130,350 3.7 4884 2.9 3817 - maternal sister to 7HO8704 Solution

2nd Dam:

HONEYCREST OHIO RAINBOW (pictured) EX-92 2E GMD DOM 5-01 2X 365 40,450 3.7 1489 2.9 1175 Lft: 153,520 3.5 5429 2.9 4431 ~ 6 daughters by 4 different sires that are EX or VG & over 31,000 Dam: Reckless Comotion VG 2Y GMD DOM 2-03 2x 365 28,740 3.9 1131 2.9 837 2nd Dam: Glow Rebel VG Lft: 130,290 3.2 4216 2.7 3467 3rd Dam: Ned Boy Reba VG-85 GMD DOM Lft: 115,970 3.2 3666 2.9 3410 4th Dam: Rocky Rona VG-87 GMD DOM 4-04 2x 365 33,386 3.4 1131 3.1 1027

If you like DEEP, HOMEBRED cow families - these two are worth a look!


N6842 Cty BB Spring Valley, WI 54767

neycrest Ho The Traynors

Farms, Inc

715.778.5807 Bob 715.778.5860 Barn 715.778.4960 Fax

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Loaded with Potential! Take your pick from these promising choices on February 18 at the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale: • Langs-Twin-B Atwood Chanel, born 5/29/10, GTPI +2161 #7 GTPI, #6GNM, #2 GTAP Atwood, sells with bull contract interest from Select Sires & embryo interest from GenElite • 5 female pregnancies by Tom-Anna Mac 51-ET due 7/10/11 • 5 pregnancies by De-Su 521 Bookem-ET due 9/13/11 • January 27th flush to Ladys-Manor PL Shamrock-ET Their dam:

Ralma-Baxter Cheerio-ET

VG-85 VG-MS at 2-05 GTPI +2069 PTA +1056M +47F +32P +501NM +5.6PL 12/10 1-11 2x 224 19,554 3.9 753 3.0 585 inc. ~ Maternal sister to Ralma Goldwyn Carmel-ET VG-89 EX-MS 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 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

Don’t miss this opportunity to get a piece of one of North America’s hottest cow families. Buyer will be able to select their desired option after Atwood Chanel is inspected.

Floyd & Lloyd Baumann Marathon, WI • Ph: 715-443-3595 • Fax: 715-443-3833

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

GLENN-ANN SHOTTLE PEPPER EX-90 DOM GTPI +1837 12/10 1-11 2x 365 33,190 4.4 1463 3.3 1083 Pepper is from the heart of 14HO5411 Palermo’s (+3.04T, +1943 TPI) family. Shottle Pepper’s dam, Glenn-Ann Durham Pepper (EX-90 DOM), is Palermo’s maternal sister. Pepper’s Mac daughter is already one of the top 10 GTPI heifers in Europe. We are offering a choice of Pepper’s September ’10 Freddie daughters at the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale on February 18. With GTPIs of +2116 and +2060, these two heifers would be a fantastic addition to any herd! Don’t miss your opportunity to get in on this fantastic family.

Doug, Linda, Corey & Tammy Hodorff N3832 Hwy. W, Eden, WI 53019 Farm phone (920) 477-6800 • Farm fax (920) 477-2520 E-mail: 20–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011

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Some of our Best to the Spring Sales OPSAL FINLEY SAGE-ET EX-94 2E DOM GTPI +1667 5-10 365 40,813 3.9 1605 3.1 1245 • Due in June to Cyprus, 3 Super pregnancies • Embryos exported to England, France, Germany & Holland • 5 sons born in the U.S. by 4 different sires that avg. +178 over PA for genomics. All 5 sons are going to A.I. Sage daughters: - Potter Saga VG-87, making over 40,000 2nd lact, son in A.I. - Potter Saturn VG-86, sons in A.I. - Sharky Solantra VG-85, 2-01 365 32,016 3.8 1231 2.9 920 - fresh 2 year olds by Jet Stream, Michael & Pronto - bred heifers by Socrates, Glen, Million

## Sharky Solantra’s +2083 GTPI Man-O-Man daughter born 3/15/10 sells at the MilkSource Main Event on March 25 ##

OPSAL DURHAM SAMANTHA-ET EX-91 EEEVE CTPI +1853 3-04 365 42,263 5.0 2132 3.1 1317 Dam: Opsal Rudolph Sadie-ET 2E-92 GMD DOM • Samantha is working on another 40,000 lb. record • 2 daughters by Jake & ETs coming by Shottle & ManO-Man Sister to Samantha & Sage by Shottle: OPSAL SHOTTLE SHAKIRA VG-86 GTPI +1931 2-01 with 30,543 4.6 1391 3.1 959 • Jeeves son at Accelerated is +3.25T, +3.52FLC & +3.61UDC and a full brother to Shakira, Saloon, is a prospective April release for Select Sires. ## Shakira’s fancy 6/10 Million daughter sells in the Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale on March 19 ##

SCHAULANE LANCELOT BLOND-ET VG-88 VG-MS DOM GTPI +1744 4-07 365 38,710 3.8 1485 3.2 1231 Lft. to date: 113,000 4.0 4498 3.3 3715 Dam: Schaulane Outside Barbie EX-90 2E GMD DOM 6-07 365 42,280 3.7 1549 3.2 1346 • Blond has 9 sons in A.I. and exported 30 embryos • Maternal sister to the dam of Bowser • Her Planet daughter topped the Fall for Colors Sale last October • Owned with Ken Pfaff, Rochester, MN ## Selling at the 15th Badger Invitational on March 12 - a 6/10 Planet from Blond with +1965 GTPI. ##

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LYLE & DEANNA OPSAL TROY OPSAL Emily - Megan - Felicia - Josh - Joey 3017 North Rd., Blue Mounds, WI 53517 (608) 437-5415 or (608) 437-6008

Outstanding O-Mans OPSAL O-MAN FROST-ET EX-91 93-MS GTPI +1814 4-04 365 40,980 3.8 1557 3.1 1267 • Sons in A.I. • Embryos exported • 3 full sisters scored 88, 85, & 83 at 2Y • Excellent sisters by Throne & Freelance Dam: Opsal Convincer Flossie-ET VG-89 GMD 5-06 365 43,100 3.8 1654 3.3 1418 G’Dam: De-Su Opsal Ethan Fiona-ET EX-90 GMD DOM 3-07 365 39,670 3.9 1543 3.4 1346 Dam of Opsal Finley

OPSAL O-MAN FANTASY VG-88 EX-MS DOM GTPI +2000 NM$ +538 PTA +1653M +67F +56P +3.1PL 2-01 365 35,130 4.1 1455 3.1 1085 • Sons in A.I. • Embryos exported • Daughters by Planet, Alexander, Million, Gabor, Ping, Champ, Niagra & Destry Dam: Opsal Morty Fantasia EX-92 95-MS 5-00 365 42,116 3.9 1648 2.8 1198 ETs coming by Garrett G’Dam: Opsal Winchester Faith EX-90 EX-MS GMD 3-11 365 41,790 3.6 1520 2.8 1181 Sister to Flossie (dam of Frost) and Finley

OPSAL O-MAN SONIA-ET VG-87 DOM GTPI +1832 +3.5PL +1.7DPR +.21%F +.10%P 2-06 365 33,130 4.8 1594 3.4 1125 • Sons by Michael at Select Sires, Seize GTPI +2012 NM$ +595 • Daughters: Mac Sonata VG-85, GTPI +2054, owned by K-Manor Mac Soprano GP-83, GTPI +1953 Mac Sonnet GP-84, GTPI +1862 Mac Song GP-82, GTPI +1793 Michael Sierra NC, PTPI +1888 Dam: Opsal Rudolph Sadie-ET EX-92 2E GMD DOM 3-02 365 38,420 5.3 2026 3.2 1248

New addition from the Springhill Spectacular: SPRINGHILL-OH OMAN RELIC EX-92 EEEEE 2-10 365 29,720 4.2 1252 3.5 1036 • 10th generation VG or EX • Due in March to Observer for Select Sires • Sons in A.I. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011-25

Our Best to the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale... An early Shamrock from the country’s highest PL & 2nd highest NM Goldwyn

Rabur Goldwyn Pluck EX-90 GMD GTPI +2148 2-01 365 31,331 4.1 1291 3.1 976 Pluck calved last summer and is still milking 140 pounds per day. She is the #26 GTPI cow in the country and has +626NM and +6.6PL. Selling in the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale is a first choice Shamrock from 2 pregnancies due in August 2011, with 6 more implants. Pluck has two Armstead sons in A.I. Rickland Armstead Profit, GTPI +2100 is at Accelerated and is one of Armstead’s highest sons. In addition, a Super and Man-o-Man sons are also headed to A.I. Pluck’s two Planet yearlings are both contracted for embryos to Japan The next flush in January from Pluck will be sold March 5 in the Breeders Showcase in Elkhorn. The sire is De-Su Kramer, +2375 GTPI and over +800NM. He is an early Jeeves son for a contract mating for Select Sires. These two are our first offerings from Pluck and will create unlimited contract interest for new owners.

Rickert Bros. LLC Home of Rickland Holsteins

Jim & Kelly, Greg & Laura, Andrew & Shannon, Don & Lila Rickert Eldorado, WI 54932 • • Tel: 920-872-2982 RHA: 831 cows 27,838 3.5 959 3.0 800 ~ 16 Year Progressive Genetics Herd Award 26–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011

and to the North American Breeders Showcase Selections from two of Laudan & Ramos’ highest ranking daughters

Juniper Outside Wish EX-95 2E DOM 5-06 2x 365 42,580 4.0 1694 3.1 1308 Wish’s daughter at Rickert Bros. is JUNIPER LAUDAN WHITNEY, VG-87 DOM and +1978 GTPI. Whitney’s PL of +6.9 ranks at ninth highest in the country, and she herself is due April 7 for a contract for Select Sires.

Selling on March 5 is a choice of three Shamrock females due in June and July. Also selling is a choice of three Bookem females due in August from this great outcross pedigree.

Sully Hart Goldwyn 713-ET VG-87 CTPI +2149 +623NM 2-07 365 32,465 3.7 1216 3.2 1040 Gold 713 is fresh again, milking 150 pounds per day and is contracted to Select Sires. Her daughter, HARTFORD RAMOS 912-ET, GTPI +2199, is Ramos’ third highest daughter and is due to calve March 7.

Selling is your choice of a February Bowser or an early Robust due in May from Ramos 912.

Rickert Bros. LLC Home of Rickland Holsteins

Jim & Kelly, Greg & Laura, Andrew & Shannon, Don & Lila Rickert Eldorado, WI 54932 • • Tel: 920-872-2982 RHA: 831 cows 27,838 3.5 959 3.0 800 ~ 16 Year Progressive Genetics Herd Award wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011-27

Selling Feb. 18 at the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale First Choice of 3 Observer female pregnancies due March 3 from Carmel Maternal sister to choice:

R-Z Baxter Caramel-ET VG-89 at 2Y in Canada

Ralma Goldwyn Carmel VG-89 EX-MS at 2-06 GTPI +2033 2-00 3x 365 34,980 4.0 1404 3.7 1288 PTA +275M +438NM +4.0PL +3.05T +2.34UDC +1.76FLC ~ Super son is #2 GTPI young sire at +2368 ~ Full brother, Crown, at Select Sires with +2012 GTPI • Million daughter is #3 GTPI Million in the breed at +2230

Take your pick at the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale, Friday, February 18 28–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011


~ #3 GTPI Baxter in the breed at +2067 ~ Sold for $100,000 in the 2010 Matriarch’s of the Breed Sale 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

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

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2010 Cover Contest Winners

Honorable Mention: Paradise-D Holsteins, Lancaster

1st Place: Angie Ulness, Valders

3rd Place: Vicki Cooper, DeForest 2nd Place: Jackie Hodgson, Ridgeway

Honorable Mention: Kellercrest Holsteins, Mount Horeb

Thank you to all of our entrants for this year’s contest - we had a lot of great photos. Our theme for the 2011 contest is “Families” and your photo can focus on your favorite Farm Family or Cow Family. Entries will be due November 15 & can be submitted at anytime.

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Combhaven Lucky LaRouge-Red

Ms Show-N-Style Black Betty-ET VG-87

Dam: Combhaven Thats a Lucky Number 1st Summer Yearling, Reserve Junior Champion & Junior Champion of the Junior Show, Midwest Summer R&W Show 4th & 1st Junior, International R&W Show

Dam: Show-N-Style Brooklynn-ET 2nd Dam: Provale Raider Brooke • Due in July to Atlantic with twin heifers • Pregnancies to Dundee

Trent Valley DD Bella EX-91 Dam: Bulstrode Misty Marker 2nd 5 Year Old, Wisconsin Junior State Fair • Pregnancies to Sanchez & Atlantic • Will be flushed to Guthrie

Autumn-Valley Lee Bearlee EX-91 2E

Autumn-Valley Durham Day EX-91 2E

Sired by Comestar Lee

Sired by Regancrest Elton Durham

5-08 25,755 1131F 728P 4-02 25,206 980F 761P

5-03 33,550 1021F 1008P 4-02 31,560 963F 964P

With two pregnancies by Shottle and bred to Palermo, plus backed by four generations VG or EX, Bearlee’s genetics continue to run deep at AutumnValley, including a son by Adrian and a promising Fulton daughter. Her family continues to be a permanent fixture in our barn and in our hearts.

Though she is no longer with us, Day’s legacy will continue to live on at Autumn-Valley. With three Shottle daughters over 1850 PTPI and granddaughters by Mac and Shottle, Day has etched herself as a foundation cow for years to come.

Craig Keller 1439 Keller Rd., Mount Horeb, WI 53572 Phone: 608-437-5156 E-mail: 32–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011

Registered Holsteins & Ayrshires Inquiries Welcome

John & Michelle Keller 1435 Keller Rd., Mount Horeb, WI 53572 Phone: 608-437-0527 E-mail:

A Few of the Families I am working with: • July 2009 Goldwyn granddaughter of Lylehaven Lassie EX-94 2E. She’s bred to Federal. • March 2010 Reality-Red, GTPI +1690, from Ms Lici-Red-ET, granddaughter of Miss Celcius Lorena EX-92 3E GMD DOM. • A Fortune from the Nordic-Haven Mto Calico-ET family. She’s just fresh with a Lawnboy heifer calf. • An April 2010 Airraid heifer from the Broker Mandy family. • Pronto granddaughter of Henkeseen M Hillary, shortbred to Robust. • An April 2010 Sanchez from Luck-E Gold Arrow-ET. • Shottle from the Sunnylodge Prelude Spottie family. Thanks to my partners and friends.

Gene Drought 21636 7 Mile Rd., Franksville, WI 53126 262-210-1344

WHA Board of Directors Elections At the 2011 WHA Convention, elections will be held for four board of director positions. Lynn Harbaugh, Jim Rickert and Bob Traynor have fulfilled their terms on the board. Kelli Cull is eligible for one more three-year term. 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 be nominated from the floor at the annual meeting on February 19.

Tim Keller, Mount Horeb I am Tim Keller of Mount Horeb, WI. My wife Sandy, our son Andrew and daughter Kimberly farm in partnership with my brother Mark Keller. We operate our business under Kellercrest Registered Holsteins, Inc. Kellercrest has 300 Registered Holstein cows with a grand total of 600 animals including cows, heifers, calves and bulls. We currently have a 29,150 pound herd average and a 106.1 BAA. We do some showing of cattle but our main emphasis is breeding a combination of high type and production which has led to an extensive amount of embryo transfer work and merchandising of genetics, exporting embryos and bulls to AI. Currently we are working with about 25 cows and heifers for sons for AI or embryo work. In 2008, we were blessed to receive the National Dairy Shrine’s Progressive Dairy Producer Award for herds over 300 Cows. We have received both the Progressive Breeder Registry Award nine times and the Progressive Genetics Award 11 times. I am currently the Vice-President of our Dane County Holstein Board and was part of the planning committee for the 2010 Wisconsin Holstein Convention. Kellercrest was one of two herds visited during the 2010 State Holstein Convention farm tours. Also served on the Green County DHIA Board for 7 years. I would find it a great honor to serve on the WHA Board of Directors. Thank You.

Bur-Wall Goldwyn Petal-ET EX-92 EEEEE (max. score)

CTPI +1971M 12/10 2-04 2x 365 26,020 4.2 1033 3.3 854 3-09 2x 365 32,554 4.0 1301 3.2 1031 • 5th generation EX Dam: EX-93 2E DOM Rudolph 6-07 2x 365 35,930 4.3 1557 3.0 1090 Lifetime: 1708 127,690 4.3 5495 3.2 4036 2nd Dam: EX-93 3E DOM Skychief 6-01 3x 365 40,530 4.1 1676 3.0 1204 Nom. All-American 2000 3rd Dam: EX-91 DOM Starbuck 4th Dam: EX-95 3E GMD DOM El-Dor Sabor Pansy Nom. All-American 1990, 1991 & 1993

Wallace Behnke & Family 1324 Mortensen Road, Brooklyn, WI 53521 Ph/Fax: 608-455-4264 Bob’s Cell: 608-279-4243 E-mail:

To the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale, Feb. 18: A choice of Petal’s 3 Beacon heifers due in April 2011 BAA: 111.2% Dec ’10 RHA: 23,674 3.73 884 3.19 754 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011-33

District 6 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The April issue will feature District 4 - Clark, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Taylor & Wood Counties.

Dane County 2010 Adult Membership: 130; Jr. Membership: 51 Adult Association officers - President: Virgil Haag; Vice President: Tim Keller; Secretary: Rhonda Wethal; Treasurer: Chad Wethal; Director: Jessica Sarbacker. Junior Association officers - President: Ami Cooper; Vice President: Macy Sarbacker; Secretary: Karsen Haag; Treasurer: Elizabeth Sarbacker; Reporter: Lizi Endres; Historian: Mackenzie Sarbacker; Junior Advisors: Chad Wethal & Shelly Sarbacker. The Dane County Holstein Association had a busy 2010. After hosting a very successful Adult Convention in February, we thanked our county for all of their organizing and participation to our members at our annual meeting on March 21 at the Scatz Restaurant in Middleton. There, we gave away door prizes and followed with a fun basket auction for our members. Moving right into organizing as host of the District 6 Show, we coordinated 250 entries, for a very successful show. We are scheduling the Dane County Holstein Breeders annual banquet again, exact date is still pending but most likely March 20, where we recognize Distinguished Breeders in our County as well as our Bell Award who is the most outgoing member in our county for the year. We also will be awarding scholarships to our older youth, and recognizing outstanding Jr. Holstein work. The Juniors just returned from a very successful Junior Convention hosted by Wood County in Stevens Point. They look forward to another successful year in 2011. They enjoy their annual fundraiser selling cheese curds and cream puffs at the Dane County Fair and use the money to help fund their expenses for the Convention each year.

Green County 2010 Adult Membership: 97; Jr. Membership: 51 Adult Association officers - President: Bob Cramer Jr.; Vice President: John Dieckhoff; Secretary: Nicole Breunig; Treasurer: Tim Schwartzlow; Directors: Roger Arn, Brian Badtke, Annie McCullough, Kurt McCullough & Bob Meier. Junior Association officers - President: Morgan Behnke; Vice President: Brooks Hendrickson; Secretary: Tess Zettle; Treasurer: John Klossner; Reporter: Taylor Behnke; Advisors: Trish Hoesly & Liz Matzke; Dairy Bowl coaches: Nikki Cramer, Liz Matzke & Kristin Klossner. Green county’s 2010 activities started with the annual Green|Rock Dual County Sale held on March 20 at the WFA Sale Facility in Brooklyn. Topping the sale was Jeffrey-Way Toffee-ET, consigned by Jeffrey & Kate Hendrickson of Jeffrey-Way Holsteins and purchased by Bob Cramer, Jr. The 2010 sale averaged $1,927 on 55 live lots. The Green County Holstein Breeders held their annual meeting and awards banquet on March 27, 2010. County herd awards for production, Progressive Breeder Registry, Progressive Genetic Herd and Top 200 BAA were presented, in addition to recognizing Dam of Merit and Gold Medal Dam recipients. The top honorees of the evening were bestowed to the Younger Holstein Breeders, John & Deb Dieckhoff, and Senior Holstein Breeder, Larry Hendrickson. Holstein activities continued into the summer and falls with shows and activities. Culminating the end of summer was the annual county picnic, hosted by Hi-Line-Haven on September 12, 2010. The Green County Junior Holstein Association currently consists of 57 members. We are very active in all aspects of the Registered Holstein and dairy industries. Some of our activities throughout the year include the following. On even numbered years in March, we host the lunch stand at the Annual Green|Rock Sale. In April or May, we host a fitting and showmanship clinic for anyone showing dairy. It’s geared toward 34–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011

beginning showmen and they get hands-on practice. We have a fitting demonstration, a showmanship clinic and also talk about herdsmanship, proper show ring behavior and ethics. Youth from Green County and neighboring counties are invited to attend. This summer, we’re also hoping to set up a Dairy Mentor program in which our Junior Holstein members will get paired up with a beginning Dairy youth. They will work with them, on-on-one on the basics of showing, how to wash their animals, showmanship, etc. In June, many of our members participate in Dairy promotions. A First Baby of June gift basket is delivered to the first baby born in Green County during June Dairy month. Our members go into the elementary school classrooms and give talks on different aspects of the dairy industry and dairy products. The activities range from making butter and smearing it on graham crackers to making ice cream to dairy quiz bowl games. Some members have also worked with the local radio station and create radio spots that run throughout the month promoting the dairy industry. Also on even numbered years, we run a lunch stand at the Monroe Cheese Days festival in September. We sell grilled cheese sandwiches, milk and ice cream, but we are most famous for the homemade pies. This year, we made and sold just about 300 pies in three days. Come and have lunch with us the 3rd weekend of September, 2012!

Kenosha County 2010 Adult Membership: 11; Jr. Membership: 0 No county club.

Racine County 2010 Adult Membership: 13; Jr. Membership: 1 No county club.

Rock County 2010 Adult Membership: 59; Jr. Membership: 36 Adult Association officers - President: Joe Martin; Vice President: Jim Abey; Secretary/Treasurer: Nicole Miller-Speich; Directors: Phyllis Broege, Sandy Larson, Todd Kronberg, John Gerbitz, Don Krueger & Bucky Janes. Junior Association officers - President: Abigail Martin; Secretary/ Treasurer: Kristen Broege; Historians: Riley Miller & Rachel Gerbitz; Junior Advisor: Nicole Miller-Speich. Rock County members will be helping with the Green|Rock Dual County Sale at WFA Sales in Brooklyn and will be hosting the 2011 District 6 show at the Rock County Fairgrounds. Rock County’s junior members participated in recently held Junior Convention and had several award winners.

Walworth County 2010 Adult Membership: 46; Jr. Membership: 5 No report submitted.

Tank Talk To compliment our District report each month we present this column reporting what bulls some breeders from that District are using in their herds.

Rock-N-Hill Holsteins, Juda, Green County Mike & Marcy McCullough, David & Lea RHA: 53 cows 24,911 974F 756P BAA: 109.2% Currently using: Orbe-View S Strm Hvezda-ET Palmcrest Monument-ET Calbrett-I-HH Champion KHW Kite Advent-Red Eastview Garret-ET Breezehill Circuit Glen-Valley BW Captain-ET

Welcome to These New Members Adult members: Dan Cornue, Walworth John Brodhagen, Bonduel James & Janelle Hoffman, Madison Joe, Dan & Noel Bragger, Independence Allen Swoboda, Sheldon Brad Kurtzweil, Manitowoc John Gerbitz, Milton Kevin Solum, Deer Park Edward Ruedy, Bangor Robert Schuricht, Elkhart Lake Junior members: Alissa Maier, Jim Falls Megan Moede, Algoma Kelli Dreier, Norwalk Campbell Booth, Plymouth

Megan Opsal, Blue Mounds Abby Giddings, Hatley Theresa Bergs, Edgar Connor Field, Reedsburg Colin & Kaitlyn Scholz, Deer Park Madison Stumpf, Dodgeville Jeremy Oberholtzer, Neillsville Devon Bonikowske, Scandinavia Noah Bilz, Dorchester Jordan Haelfrisch, Reedsville Mitchell Krahn, Brillion Bianca Yager, Dodgeville Ryleigh Wilke, Loyal Makenna Lentz, Almena Sara & Wyatt Dorshorst, Junction City Karen Lugow, Amery Elisha & Ethan Riley, Amherst Brielle Betzold, Star Prairie Karleena Battist, Waterloo Nicole Wallenhorst, Cuba City

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Top Performers Junior Two Year Olds Ever-Green-View Oriel-ET VG-86 2-3 305d 33,833M 1050F 992P 4240 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Morningview Elgnt Arleta-ET VG-87 2-2 305d 36,094M 1252F 1056P 4522 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Lots VG-86 2-6 305d 31,147M 1196F 912P 4288 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Bomaz Mac 4168-ET VG-85 2-3 305d 33453M 1358F 983P 4523 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ms Barley-ET VG-85 2-2 305d 34,037M 1037F 928P 4155 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Rone Lee Toysty Decidious-ET VG-85 2-6 305d 35,383M 1178F 1045P 4403 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo B-Long Pizza VG-86 2-1 305d 32467M 1128F 959P 4289 pts. Bruce & Brenda Long, B-Long Holsteins, New London Librae RM Bean-Red-ET VG-85 2-02 305d 22,935M 735F 615P 3544 pts. Steven Maier, Jim Falls Nagels Lou Gwen GP-82 1-10 305d 20,922M 913F 652P 3679 pts. Paul Nagel, Valders Ponterio Leader Fidaul GP-83 2-4 305d 31,127M 1109F 928P 4155 pts. Francis & Kim Ponterio, Melrose Ponterio Fortune Rich GP-82 2-0 305d 22,509M 696F 862P 3608 pts. Francis & Kim Ponterio, Melrose

Ponterio Gabriel Jerry GP-80 2-0 305d 20,580M 779F 601P 3428 pts. Francis & Kim Ponterio, Melrose Ponterio Payday Friday GP-81 1-11 305d 29,801M 815F 808P 3713 pts. Francis & Kim Ponterio, Melrose Ponterio Star Mars VB GP-81 1-11 305d 30,086M 913F 846P 3853 pts. Francis & Kim Ponterio, Melrose Ponterio Curk Leonard GP-80 2-0 305d 24,539M 907F 780P 3735 pts. Francis & Kim Ponterio, Melrose Ponterio Harry Long GP-83 1-11 303d 25163M 825F 784P 3753 pts. Francis & Kim Ponterio, Melrose

Senior Two Year Olds Ever-Green-View Evonne VG-88 2-11 305d 40,723M 1750F 1250P 5210 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Logo VG-87 2-10 305d 31,027M 1106F 921P 4221 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo B-Long Frisky VG-85 2-10 305d 29,513M 1062F 949P 4169 pts. Bret Long, B-Long Holsteins, New London Greenwood-Acres Dunde Glady VG-89 2-11 305d 24570M 991F 732P 3969 pts. Brad Volkman, Black Creek Scientific Gold Dana Rae VG-88 2-6 305d 28664M 924F 867P 4035 pts. Elegance Futures, Woodmansee & Milk Source, Lomira

Junior Three Year Olds Indianhead Tripoly-ET EX-91 3-0 305d 31,290M 1207F 936P 4423 pts. Randy & Elaine Carns, Shullsburg Ever Green Elarion-ET VG-87 3-4 305d 42,599M 1630F 1227P 5049 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Farnear Shottle Favorite-ET VG-87 3-3 305d 48,180M 2054F 1409P 5657 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Jeta Bambi-ET VG-85 3-2 305d 37,158M 1880F 1230P 5252 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo

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Ms Eileen EX -90 3-3 305d 35,557M 1501F 1043P 4798 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Luella VG-87 3-4 305d 42,599M 1752F 1189P 5125 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Essox VG-87 3-3 305d 37,881M 1321F 1157P 4668 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Loca-Red-ET VG-87 3-6 305d 39,774M 1298F 1170P 4648 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Gerkes-EGV LB VG-88 3-0 305d 32,546M 1330F 1048P 4576 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo B-Long Fusia EX-90 3-4 305d 37,103M 1055F 1053P 4374 pts. Bryant Long, B-Long Holsteins, New London B-Long Cream EX-90 3-3 305d 31,473M 1350F 1025P 4641 pts. Bret Long, B-Long Holsteins, New London Siemers Dunde Hilda 8669-ET EX-91 3-2 305d 42,250M 1440F 1275P 4995 pts. Siemers Holstein Farm, Inc., Newton Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS EX-92 3-3 305d 39,253M 1512F 1239P 5065 pts. Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Siemers Holstein Farm, Inc., Newton

Senior Three Year Olds Askew Titanic Raven-ET EX-90 3-11 305d 37,222M 1416F 1027P 4699 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Evee EX-90 3-8 305d 42,303M 1628F 1301P 5183 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Kerry-K Goldwyn Poppy-ET VG-85 3-7 305d 43567M 2218F 1267P 5623 pts. Steve & Amanda Killian, Blair Nagels Canyon Jewel VG-85 3-11 305d 24437M 897F 687P 3712 pts. Paul Nagel, Valders

Four Year Olds Fer-Crest Reudy Libbia VG-87 4-3 148d 14,244M 561F 428P 4229 pts. Brandon Ferry, Pickett

Hillpine James Lovey VG-88 4-7 246d 24,903M 1028F 769P 5008 pts. Brandon Ferry, Pickett Partee Savereign Bahamma VG-87 4-5 299d 27,207M 1098F 853P 5206 pts. Brandon Ferry, Pickett Frozense Talent Marcia-ET RC EX-90 4-8 305d 26,997M 992F 831P 5189 pts. Brandon Ferry, Pickett Ever-Green-View Fantasy EX-91 4-5 305d 38,572M 1459F 1104P 5968 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Elva VG-86 4-10 305d 43,962M 1151F 1324P 5691 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Simple VG-85 4-9 305d 38,181M 1355F 1151P 5686 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Elephant VG-87 4-5 305d 38,594M 1367F 1100P 5722 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Tammy VG-88 4-6 305d 40,269M 1267F 1137P 5695 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Gerkes-EBG Oman Lolo-ET VG-87 4-7 305d 40,322M 1701F 1168P 6127 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Electra EX-90 4-8 305d 33,422M 1327F 1086P 5779 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Budjon-JK Edge of Reason EX-94 4-0 305d 36,029M 1202F 1057P 5784 pts. Cull & Kietzman, Elegance Futures, Lomira B-Long Reva VG-89 4-1 305d 33,664M 1122F 994P 5452 pts. Brandon Long, B-Long Holsteins, New London

Five Year Olds Glo-Crest Seps LucyLou-Red EX-91 5-0 305d 51,303M 2655F 1478P 7544 pts. C Haack, M. Jauquet, G. Olson, Synergy Dairy, Pulaski Ever-Green-View Lu EX-91 5-4 305d 39,186M 1293F 1143P 5841 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo

Ever-Green-View Enoc VG-86 5-3 305d 33,506M 1647F 1255P 6118 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Tapioca VG-88 5-5 305d 44,295M 1583F 1179P 6053 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Budjon-JK Durham Embrace EX-95 5-10 305d 43,109M 1959F 1357P 6871 pts. Cull & Kietzman, Elegance Futures, Lomira B-Long Molasses VG-87 5-2 305d 39,366M 1480F 1160P 5895 pts. Bruce & Brenda Long, B-Long Holsteins, New London B-Long Brown Sugar-ET EX-92 5-4 305d 30,057M 1396F 986P 5823 pts. Bret Long, B-Long Holsteins, New London Rock-N-Hill James Liz EX-91 5-5 292d 33,722M 1293F 967P 5680 pts. Lea McCullough, Rock-N-Hill Holsteins, Juda Golden-Corners Rd Mark 919 EX-91 5-2 305d 31,531M 1380F 1013P 5798 pts. John Wolf, Golden-Corners, Oconto Falls

Six to Nine Year Olds Markwell Durham Frill-ET EX-93 7-2 305d 34,411M 1274F 1197P 5951 pts. Randy & Elaine Carns, Shullsburg Four-M-Acres Marsal Marsha EX-90 2E 7-5 107d 11,161M 424F 320P 4110 pts. Brandon Ferry, Pickett Juny-Hil Linjet Nodia-ET EX-92 2E 6-6 305d 25,847M 971F 814P 5226 pts. Brandon Ferry, Pickett Hillpine Geno Chloe EX-91 2E 7-10 305d 30,229M 1025F 887P 5317 pts. Brandon Ferry, Pickett Windy-Knoll-View RKB PR EX-94 2E 7-2 281d 30,909M 1093F 863P 5472 pts. Brandon Ferry, Pickett Seilings Stormatic Linda EX-92 2E 6-1 305d 36,765M 1289F 1057P 5787 pts. Brandon Ferry, Pickett Ever-Green-View Etna VG-87 6-5 305d 40,388M 1410F 1161P 5826 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo

Morningview BWML Memphis VG-88 7-8 305d 37,546M 1620F 1099P 6010 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Harmony VG-88 6-11 305d 43,845M 1451F 1242P 5984 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Ever-Green-View Eres VG-85 7-11 305d 39,758M 1453F 1243P 5886 pts. Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo Krull Encore Elsie EX-94 7-6 305d 30,188M 1091F 951P 5558 pts. Cull & Kietzman, Elegance Futures, Lomira B-Long Integrity Nifty EX-90 6-5 305d 36,093M 1316F 1015P 5697 pts. Bret Long, B-Long Holsteins, New London Rock-N-Hill Outside Jan VG-87 7-1 305d 30,256M 1293F 829P 5377 pts. Michael McCullough, Rock-N-Hill Holsteins, Juda Rock-N-Hill KJ Liz EX-91 2E 9-4 292d 27,029M 990F 746P 5141 pts. Michael McCullough, Rock-N-Hill Holsteins, Juda Nagels Shawn Jenna VG-86 6-0 305d 32,497M 1077F 876P 5169 pts. Paul Nagel, Valders Nagels Marshall Pulett VG-87 7-3 305d 35,844M 1699F 1024P 5978 pts. Paul Nagel, Valders Maldwyn Trixie Linjet EX-95 6-3 305d 32,139M 162F 994P 6176 pts. Glenn Ubbelohde, Spruce Lawn Farm, Plymouth Hi-Lo-Valley Nate Nickel EX-93 7-1 305d 42,457M 1882F 1289P 6651 pts. Ashley Yager, Hi-Lo-Valley, Highland Budjon Stormatic Allison EX-94 6-4 305d 30,440M 1077F 972P 5565 pts. Budjon Farms, Lomira

10 Years & Older Cobequid Spumantes Beaute EX-96 2E 10-9 241d 24,651M 1064F 697P 5352 pts. Brandon Ferry, Pickett continued on page 38

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Top Performers

UW Farm & Industry Short Course to hold Preview Days February 16 & 17

10 Years & Older (continued) Ever-Green-View Security-ET VG-86 11-9 305d 40,019M 1810F 1216P Thomas Kestell, Ever-Green-View, Waldo

6242 pts.

Rock-N-Hill Gidgett EX-94 10-7 305d 30,147M 1117F 856P 5489 pts. Michael McCullough, Rock-N-Hill Holsteins, Juda Ryan-Vu Storm Norma EX-92 2-02 305d 42,369M 1312F 1112P Ryan-Vu Dairy, Fond du Lac

5865 pts.

FROM THE FIELD By Chris Lyons, Holstein USA Regional Field Rep I am writing this column as the new Regional Field Representative for Holstein Association USA, covering Eastern and Southeast Wisconsin. First, I would like to thank Mike Snyder for his years of service to you, the members, and the Association itself. I am sure you will still see Mike around at Holstein-related functions, so please thank him in person when you see him. Now, on to my introduction; I have called Fort Atkinson, Wis., home for 20 years, along with my wife Leslie and our two children, Cassidy, a freshman at UW-Madison, and Brady, a sophomore at Fort Atkinson High School. I grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois on which we were very active in the Holstein Association. I graduated from Western Illinois University and then started my career in the dairy industry. I worked previously in the AI industry for 20+ years. I spent 15 years with Alta Genetics working in Southeast Wisconsin and the last four years were spent with CRI working Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois for them. So, you can tell I have spent my life in the dairy industry and gone through all the ups and downs over the past years, which has given me a true respect for all dairymen and their families. I have been working for Holstein USA since mid-September and have met many of you already, and have been able to re-acquaint myself to others in a new role. If I have not been by yet I will be, and look forward to discussing the programs that Holstein USA has available for you, such as Holstein Tag ID, the EASY software program, and the Holstein COMPLETE program, which brings everything we have to offer in one neat package. It’s that time of year again; yes, I’m talking about Holstein Association USA’s Regional Meetings. The regional meetings are an opportunity for members to provide input into the activity of the Association. This year, regional meetings will be held in conjunction with both the Wisconsin and Iowa State Conventions. At the meeting, you’ll learn updates on current activities and policies as well as last year’s financial report. This will also be an opportunity to meet and converse with National staff and your National board members. There will also be time to ask questions and make suggestions. Whether you’re going to Beaver Dam on February 18 or Dubuque on February 25, we want to know what is on your mind. See you there! In closing, I am looking forward to the opportunity of being your Regional Field Rep for the Holstein Association. If you have questions or want to let me know of a Holstein-related activity in your area, please call or email me the information. I can be reached by phone at 920-7232406 or email, at Have a happy and safe new year!

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Farm and Industry Short Course invites prospective students and their parents to campus on February 16 or 17, 2011, to preview what the program has to offer. High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend. The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences offers the one- or two-year short course program to high school graduates interested in farming or one of Wisconsin’s many other agricultural industries. The program runs from November to April and has an average enrollment of 135 students. The program’s instructional goals emphasize a combination of cutting edge knowledge and hands-on experience, taught by faculty and staff, many of whom also teach in the four-year undergraduate program. Over 50 courses are offered annually in the areas of soils, crops, dairy, meat animals, general livestock, landscaping, agricultural engineering and agricultural economics. Students may earn a one-year or two-year certificate requiring 20 or 40 credits, respectively, or they may pursue a specialty certificate in one of seven areas: Crop and Soil Management, Dairy Farm Management, Farm Mechanics, Farm Service and Supply, Landscape Industry, Meat Animals, or Pasture-Based Dairy and Livestock. Up to 15 credits can be transferred to the College’s four-year degree program. The preview days will give visitors a chance to tour the campus and attend classes in advanced reproduction, plant diseases, managing a pasture-based dairy business, beef cattle management & production and soil & crop nutrient resource management. Prospective students can talk to short course staff, current students, house fellows and alumni. They can also tour the short course dormitories and learn about the many scholarship opportunities available and the types of careers that short course can lead to. “Preview Days allow potential students to get a feel for the experience they can expect if they attend Short Course,” says Ted Halbach, short course director. “There’s no better way to find out for yourself than by visiting campus.” There is no cost for the Preview Days, but pre-registration by February 9, 2011 is strongly recommended. To register or for more information, please call (608) 263-3918 or e-mail Kimberley Brudny at

Wisconsin-Bred Bulls Into A.I. ABS Global

# Webb-Vue Jamboree-ET *TL TV sired by Brandt-View Z Earnit CRI-ET; dam is Webb-Vue Boliver Jordan classified VG-85. Bred by Robert Webb, Plymouth. # Berryridge Jeeves Jives-ET *TL TV sired by Ked Outside Jeeves-ET; dam is Berryridge Shottle 1270-ET classified VG-85. Bred by Randy & Steve Endres, Waunakee. # Gold-N-Oaks Gordo-ET *TL TV sired by Ked Outside Jeeves-ET; dam is Gold-N-Oaks Gold-Girl-ET classified EX-90 DOM. Bred by John Swenson, Barneveld. # Lars-Acres Sandy Trix *TL TV sired by Sandy-Valley Talent-ET; dam is Lars-Acres Jose Twizzler-ET classified VG-87. Bred by Larson Acres, Evansville. # Emerald-Acr-VR Cassidy-ET *TL TV sired by Ked Outside Jeeves-ET; dam is Emerald-Acr-VR Casabee-ET classified VG-85. Bred by Emerald Acres, DePere. # Bomaz Liaison-ET *PO RC TL TV sired by Aggravation Lawn Boy P-Red; dam is Bomaz Laudan 3383-ET classified VG-85. Bred by Bomaz Inc., Hammond. # Royal-Vista Eskimo-ET *TL TV sired by Ked Outside Jeeves-ET; dam is Mor-Yet Goldwyn 682 classified EX-91 DOM. Bred by Royal Vista Holsteins, Pickett.

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National Dairy Shrine Award Applications due March 15 Denmark, Wis.: National Dairy Shrine is again seeking nominations for its most prestigious awards: Guest of Honor, Pioneer, Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder, Progressive Dairy Producer, and Graduate Production Award. The Guest of Honor is given to a contemporary dairy leader for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the dairy industry. It has been awarded every year since 1949 when Dean H. Kildee was named the first Guest of Honor. Each year, three to four living or deceased Pioneers of the dairy industry are honored by National Dairy Shrine for their service and leadership in the dairy industry. Meanwhile, the Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder is an award which recognizes active, progressive dairy producers who, through their expertise in managing a dairy breeding herd based upon sound genetics and business principles, serve as a model of success for fellow breeders throughout the country. All these award winners’ accomplishments are on permanent display in the Dairy Hall of Fame at the National Dairy Shrine Museum in Fort Atkinson, Wis. One of National Dairy Shrine’s newer awards, the Progressive Dairy Producer Award, is given to producers ages 21 to 45 who have introduced and applied effective management and business practices that help achieve more profitable dairy businesses. Two $2,000 awards for education and travel are given annually, one for herd sizes with 300 milk cows or less and a second for herds with over 300 milk cows. The Graduate Dairy Production Award recognizes and assists qualified two-year and four-year agricultural college graduates efforts to pursue a career in commercial dairy farming and to gain ownership of dairy cattle with the intent of growing their dairy herd. The applicant must be employed in a herd management role on a commercial dairy when completing the award application. The winner will receive a $2,500 award from National Dairy Shrine. Nominations or applications must be submitted on official forms by March 15, 2011. If you know someone who should be nominated for these awards, please visit the NDS website at and click on “Adult Awards” to view a complete listing of each award form. Then you can download the application for the respective award desired. You can also request an application for the respective award via e-mail at or by mail at PO Box 725, Denmark, WI. 54208.

2011 Feature Issues September Show Results District 5 Ads due August 10

March Midwest Holsteins issue Sales & Merchandising issue Junior Convention results Barn Meeting info Ads due February 4

October Midwest Holsteins issue Futurity & State Fair results Ads due September 9

April Production Issue Adult Convention Review District 4 Ads due March 11

2012 Breeder Calendar (ready for World Dairy Expo, mailed with November issue) Ads due September 9

May Genomic Stars issue District 7 Ads due April 8

November AI Feature Issue International Protein Sires District 2 Ads due October 11

June Red & White feature & National Convention issue District 10 Ads due May 10 July/August Cow Family Feature Scientific Debutante Rae Twilight meetings District 1 Ads due June 10

December Youth Issue District 3 Ads due November10 Call Laura to reserve your ad space in any of this year’s issues 608-723-4933

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The University of

WISCONSIN MADISON Dairy Science STUDENT PROFILE Name: Dana Mohn Hometown: Lakeville, MN High School: Lakeville South High School Class Size: 500 Farm: Mohn Dairy, 50 cows Major: Dairy Science & Agriculture & Applied Economics

Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? I chose to attend UW-Madison because I wanted to major in Dairy Science and I wanted to meet new people. I decided I lived too close to the University of Minnesota campus, but still wanted a larger campus since I went to a large high school. Madison seemed to fit all my needs. What has been your most memorable college experience? It is hard to pick one experience so I am going to pick two. My first is going to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada my freshman year. It was a great trip and I was able to meet and become friends with some upperclassmen on the trip. My second is an experience as a proud Badger in the stands and later on the field at the Ohio State football game when the Badgers won earlier this season. What has been your favorite course? The favorite course I have taken was Ag and Applied Economics 419, Agricultural Finance. Bruce Jones did a great job at teaching many practical applications of finance whether you are going back to the family farm, looking to start your own small business, or just how to manage your personal finances. What are your future career goals? I am looking forward to starting my career with Dow AgroSciences as an Account Representative this June. From there, I am excited to grow and advance in the agriculture industry.

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

Inquiry Lives Here

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THANK YOU To all who contributed to the scholarship and youth funds at Junior Holstein Convention! Your support is greatly appreciated, and all supporters are listed at right. WHA was able to award $13,000 in scholarships for 2011, and the scholarship auction at the 2011 Junior Convention allowed us to add over $3,000 to the scholarship fund. Thank you again for your continued support!

Junior Fundraisers Coming Soon The Junior Activities Committee will be holding their semi-annual work auction at the Wisconsin Holstein Adult Convention to benefit the Junior fund. In addition, they will be selling a package of four embryos by Penn-Gate Finest-ET from Stookey Elmpark Blackrose3ETN, EX-93, generously donated by the Robert Schauf family of Barron, Wis. The Juniors appreciate your continued support, and hope that you’ll be in on the bidding in February!

Are YOU Getting the Junior Journal? Please notify the WHA office if you are not receiving either an email notice that the Junior Journal has been posted on the web, or a hard copy as requested. This quarterly junior publication includes important information and is a great resource for members! For questions or to update your email address to receive alerts, contact ashleyy@ or call 1-800-223-4COW.

Cow Camp Cow Camp planning is underway! This year’s camp will be held at Sugar Creek Camp in Ferryville, WI, on May 21-22. The Junior Activities Committee has a great weekend planned, featuring workshops on reproduction, calf care, nutrition, classification, showmanship and more! Members age 14 and under are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to meet other juniors and learn from industry professionals. Look for registration information and a complete schedule in upcoming issues of the News!

Youth Mentorship Program Not quite ready for an internship? Try our Youth Mentorship Program! Youth fill out a simple application and have the opportunity to shadow some of the best in the business. Information is now posted on!

County Scrapbook Info Needed The Green County Juniors and Klossner family have volunteered to do the State Scrapbook for the National Holstein Convention. Please send information to or mail to 9424 Ness Road, Mount Horeb, WI 53572. Questions? Call the WHA office or the Klossners, at 608-527-2654.

Check out the Embryo Share Program The Embryo Share Program is being established for the development of future herd animals for Wisconsin Junior Holstein members. Founded to promote the development of Registered Holstein animals, this program is open to all Wisconsin Holstein Juniors, with or without Registered Holsteins. For more information on this program, visit the WHA website. 42–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011

WHA Junior Raffle Winners 1. Heifer Calf from Cycle Farm, The Brey Family Clarissa Ulness, Valders 2. Genex Semen Certificate – Gene Peper, Centuria 3. Hoard’s Dairyman Package – Dan Janes, Evansville 4. Animart Package – Brooke Allemann, Cochrane 5. NASCO Gift Package – Connie Jump, Richland Center 6. Cattle Connection – Jessica James, Mineral Point 7. East Central Select Sires – Oscar Goell, Fond du Lac 8. UW-River Falls Dairy Club Package – Lindsey Solchenberger, Cazenovia 9. Priority IAC – 2 Priority Calf Gold Packages– Bill Buescher, Jim Falls and Evie Hamilton, Cuba City 10. Country Today Certificate – Jerome & Sandy Durst, Richland Center 11. UW-Platteville Basket – Hope Petersheim, Viroqua 12. International Protein Sires Cert. – Brandon Kruswick, Algoma 13. ABS Global Certificate – Brandon Ferry, Pickett 14. WHA News Certificate – Katie Wendorf, Viroqua 15. Bovine Boutique $25 gift certificates – Brooke Cooper, Mt. Calvary; Alvin Kayser, Milton; and John Dieckhoff, Brodhead 16. UW-Badger Dairy Club Package – Sawyer Strong, Deerfield 17. Priority One Package – Laurie Breuch, Stoughton

Junior Convention Scholarship Auction 1. Bonnie Mohr Print Certificate - purchased by Charles Dorshorst, $260 2. NASCO Show Package - purchased by Tyler Krueger, $110 3. One Night Stay, Kalahari Resort, Wis. Dells - purchased by Cindy Krull & Family, $150 4. Two UW-Men’s Basketball tickets from Corey Geiger and Krista Knigge and Rob and Karla Rippchen - purchased by Kent Wendorf, $400 5. Agri-Graphics Photo Package - purchased by Jim Rickert, $120 6. Stay at Doc Daluge’s House by Daluge Travel - purchased by Gwen Dado, $250 7. Two UW-Men’s Hockey Tickets from Ted & Sandy Halbach purchased by The Practice (Dorshorst) $225 8. Progress Andis Clipper from Andis Company - purchased by Scott Pralle, $375 9. Voucher for 2 Milwaukee Brewers Tickets - purchased by the Fond du Lac Juniors, $120 10. One Night Stay, Chula Vista Resort - purchased by Molly Dorshorst, $200 11. International Harvester Pedal Tractor - purchased by Cindy Krull & Family, $240 12. Two UW-Men’s Basketball Tickets from Corey Geiger and Krista Knigge and Rob and Karla Rippchen - purchased by Trish Hoesly, $300 13. Remote Controlled Case-IH Toy Tractor from Case-IH purchased by William Coyne, $150 14. Weekend Getaway to Holiday Inn, Stevens Point - purchased by Jim Rickert, $175 15. Red & White Knitted Scarf by Mrs. O’Leary - purchased by Christianne Williams, $40 16. Mill’s Farm & Fleet Gift Certificate - purchased by Shellie Kappelman, $75

Thank you to all raffle and auction participants!!

Welcome New Junior Activities Committee Members Katie Wendorf - SW District JAC Hi! I’m Katie Wendorf of Vernon County and I am excited to serve as the new SW JAC representative. I am currently a freshman at Harvard University studying mathematics and pre-med. I am the 18-year-old daughter of Kent and Anna Wendorf of Viroqua. I’m looking forward meeting many members over the next two years!

Nate Huser - NW District JAC Hey! I am Nathan Huser, your new NW district JAC! I am excited to spend the next two years learning from other members and getting to know all of you. I am the 18-year-old son of Dave and Adele Huser. I live on a 240-acre dairy farm, Honeyview Century Farm, in rural Vesper. We have a heifer raising operation and currently house nearly 150 dairy heifers. I attend Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School where I am a senior. I plan to attend UW-River Falls for Agricultural Engineering with intentions of assisting on the family farm or possibly managing a larger dairy. I hope to help introduce new ideas into our Association and get to know as many of our members as I can. Wish me luck, and I look forward to spending the next two years as a JAC member!

Cara Biely - NE District JAC Hello Holstein enthusiasts! I am Cara Biely, and am representing your NE district as a JAC. I live in Reedsville in Manitowoc County. I am the daughter of Mark and Lois, and my siblings are Corey and Curt. I am a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Dairy Science. I am very excited to see many of you at Holstein events coming up! Brett Hildebrandt - SE District JAC Hello fellow Junior Holstein youth! My name is Brett Hildebrandt, and I am your new SE district JAC. I live in Dodge County on a 70-cow Registered Holstein farm, where we also run 950 acres of cropland. My parents are Roger and Faye Hildebrandt, and I have one older brother, Ty. I am a first year student at UW-Madison’s Farm and Industry Short Course, where I am pursuing a certificate in Dairy Herd Management. I eventually hope to return home to our family farm and be a co-owner. I am very excited to be a JAC member and look forward to meeting and getting to know everyone from around the state!

The 2011 Junior Activities Committee Seated, L to R: Katie Wendorf, Katie Wallenhorst, Laura Elliott and Cara Biely Standing, L to R: Nate Huser, Brett Hildebrandt, William Coyne and Jacob Brey Questions on upcoming events? Feel free to contact your JAC representative at the email below. Northwest District William Coyne, Secretary - Nathan Huser - Northeast District Jacob Brey, Vice Chair - Cara Biely - Southeast District Laura Elliott, Chair - Brett Hildebrandt - Southwest District Katie Wallenhorst - Katie Wendorf - wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/February, 2011-43


ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

It’s been a cold, snowy winter so far but by the look of our calendar of events, things will be heating up in the next few weeks. There are plenty of sales and events for you to attend and spend time with other Holstein enthusiasts. The sale season starts off with a bang on February 18 with the Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale in Beaver Dam. This sale is put on by the WHA Young Adult Committee and proceeds from the sale help fund the group’s educational activities and scholarships. You can learn more about many of the great consignments for this year’s sale in this issue and we hope you’ll join us at the Wisconsin Holstein Convention on February 18 & 19. Dates have been set for the WHA spring Barn Meetings. Focus for this year’s meetings is how to optimize reproduction technologies for high value Registered Holsteins. Thank you to the four farms that have agreed to host a barn meeting. More information will be printed in the March issue. Our next issue will be another joint Midwest Holsteins issue. If you would like to get your advertising message out to over 5,000 readers in the upper Midwest, give me a call by February 4. This is a great opportunity 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 16. Please take a moment to review the rules for this show. Also, any junior member planning to show at the Spring Show will have to sign the junior member behavior agreement on the back side of the form. Thank you to all who submitted photos for our Cover Contest. We had many, many great photos this year and all will be kept on file for possible use in the future. The theme for this year’s contest is “Families” and your photos can feature your favorite Cow Families or Farm Families. Give me a call if you have any questions. Until next time...




February 2011 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 18-19 Wisconsin Holstein Convention, Beaver Dam, hosted by Dodge County Holstein Breeders 28 Fieldstone-Pinehurst Dispersal, Fond du Lac, managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. March 2011 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 5 North American Breeders Showcase, managed by Butler-Fellers Auctions, Inc., Elkhorn 12 15th Badger Invitational, Madison, Tom Morris LTD assisting 16 Roma Acres Dispersal, Ronald Paider, owner; managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc., Fond du Lac 19 25th Anniversary Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, Weyauwega Fairgrounds 19 Green|Rock Dual County Sale, WFA Sale Facility, Brooklyn 24 WHA Barn Meeting, hosted by Paradise-D Holsteins, Dan & Nancy Pagenkopf family, Lancaster 25 MilkSource Main Event, hosted by MilkSource LLC, managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc., Fond du Lac 28 WHA Barn Meeting, hosted by Forest-Ridge Holsteins, Kurt & Sarah Loehr, Eden 30 WHA Barn Meeting, hosted by Harmony-Ho Dairy, Ralph & Sharon Bredl, Stratford April 2011 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 1 WHA Barn Meeting, hosted by Welsh-Edge Holsteins, Ralph & Sheila Petersheim family, Viroqua 2 Sunny-Valley Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Ron & Jean DeBuhr & Family, Belmont; managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. & MD-Hillbrook 4 Castleholm Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Mondovi 7 District/Local Chairs meeting for District Shows, WHA office, Baraboo 8 RedFest Sale, hosted by Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia, managed by Todd Wendorf, assisted by Tom Morris Ltd. 9 Dodgeramma Spring Fling, hosted by Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia, managed by Todd Wendorf, assisted by Tom Morris Ltd. 15 Midwest Spring Red & White Show, Jefferson 16 Midwest National Spring Show, Jefferson 23 Purple Ribbon Classic, managed by Wood Area Holstein Breeders, Marshfield 30 Elm Park Farms Complete Dispersal, managed by The Cattle Exchange, Sheboygan Falls May 2011 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 14 Hardwater Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Brian Berg, owner; managed by Tom Morris, Ltd., Ellsworth 16 Jennelane Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Larry Jenneke, owner; managed by Courtney Sales, LLC, Chetek 21-22 Cow Camp, Sugar Creek Bible Camp, Ferryville June 2011 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 16 District 5 Holstein Show, Mauston 17 District 10 Holstein Show, Manitowoc 20 District 1 Holstein Show, District 2 Holstein Show, District 7 Holstein Show 21 District 6 Show, Janesville 22-25 National Holstein Convention, Richmond, Virginia 23 District 4 Show, Athens 29 District 3 Show, Richland Center

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Accelerated Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Alpha Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Autumn-Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Badger Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Breeze Syndicate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Bur-Wall Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 33 Crest-View-Acres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Cybil Fisher Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Drought, Gene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Golden-Oaks Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Honeycrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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Initial Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 International Protein Sires/Our Help . . . . IBC Ke-Jo/Mystic Valley Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Kellercrest Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Koepke Farms, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Kranzdale Sales Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Krohlow, Craig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Langer Dairy Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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Ma-Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Castleholm Complete Dispersal

Morris Ltd., Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Monday, April 4, 2011 • 10:00 AM • Mondovi, WI

Pete’s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

175 Head Sell • Featuring the Royal Rosa Family The 16th and 17th generations of EX are coming... along with many other high-profile families!

Make plans to be with us for one of the most exciting dispersals of the year!

Merle Howard Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Misty Meadows Wood Products . . . . . . . 45 Opsal’s Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 Rickert Bros. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 27 & 35 Rock-N-Hill II Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Roma Acres Dispersal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Rugg-Doc Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman . 30 & 45 Rural Mutual Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 RWDCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

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Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . 20 & 35 Stone-Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Sunshine Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

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Taurus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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Twin-B Dairy Farm/Lang’s . . . . . . . . . . . 20

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