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January 2013

Volume 85 No. 1

Adult Convention Information Distinguished Junior Members Past DJM Roundtable Breeder Profile: L-L-M-Dairy District 4 Report

A Truly Unique Individual with a Huge Upside!

Webb-Vue Gabor Mycala-ET

VG-87 EX- MS at 2-07 +2055M +65F +55P +2.88T +2309 GTPI

Sire: Willow-Marsh-CC Gabor-ET Dam: Webb-Vue Baxter Brieanna-ET +2151 GTPI 2nd Dam: Webb-Vue Goldwyn Elvira-ET EX-90 DOM over 50,000 milk and been flushed to numerous sires

Mycala has four females at Summit Farms with three plus/over CTPI by two different sires. She has a son going to Select Sires and is contracted for sons and embryos.


We view genomics as an important genetic tool. It has allowed us to see the cream before it floats to the top. When you see the results like Mycala, you start believing. What do you think?

When looking for high quality replacements and genetics, keep us in mind. Also consider Summit Seed LLC for your corn and forage needs (a Division of Summit Farms).

Robert & Peggy Webb


N5328 W. County A, Plymouth, WI 53073 Phone: 920-526-3504 • Fax: 920-526-3385 E-mail:

Ehrke Ytina Gold Athiena-ET VG-88 EX-MS at 2-09 Goldwyn x Lou x VG-85 VG-MS Durham x VG-86 Jolt Nominated All-American Senior 2 Year Old 3rd Senior 2 Year Old & 1st Bred & Owned, International Holstein Show 2012 3rd Senior 2 Year Old, International Junior Holstein Show 2012 Junior All-Wisconsin Senior 2 Year Old 2012 1st Jr. Senior 2 Year Old, Senior & Grand Champion of the Junior Show, District 8 Show 2012 Our granddaughter, Cierra, enjoyed an exciting year showing Athiena and we congratulate her for being chosen the 2012 Jefferson County Outstanding Holstein Girl.

Ehrke Farms

William L. & Jean Ehrke Family Fort Atkinson, WI • 920-563-4608

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

1-800-223-4269 Wisconsin Holstein News: Official Publication of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Published 11 months per year by Wisconsin Holstein Publications To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; Phone (608) 723-4933; Fax (608) 723-4973; e-mail: January 2013

VOLUME 85 No. 1

Features: 8 12 14 22 26

Breeder Profile: L-L-M-Dairy WHA Board of Directors election candidates Adult Convention information Distinguished Junior Members Past DJM Roundtable

Departments: 8 8 9 13 18 18 34 35 36 38

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs WHA Annual Supporters From the President: Todd Stanek Breeder Business Cards District 4 report Tank Talk - District 4 WHY Page Classified Advertising Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover features the group from Marathon County that is busy planning the 2013 WHA Convention in Rothschild, February 22 & 23. For more information on the convention, turn to page 14. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013

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

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

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

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

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs U Jason and Michelle Barden, Stratford, welcomed their second child, Isaac Michael on September 24. He weighed 10 lbs. 8 oz. and was 21 inches long. He joins big sister Madelyn, age 3. Congratulations! O Congratulations to Ashley Yager and Mike Tassoul, Prairie du Sac, on the birth of their son Aiden Michael born December 5. Aiden weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20 inches long. O Congratulations to Joe and Kari Stanek, Reedsburg, on the birth of their daughter Zynita Tolve on December 12. She weighed 8 lbs. and was 19 inches long. Zynita joins big sisters Sykora and Cyana. E Our condolences to the families of Bill Case and Donald Timm who passed away recently. Full obituaries are printed below. The Wisconsin Holstein News encourages readers and members to submit information for the Wisconsin Holstein Briefs column. We are looking for news of a wedding, birth announcement, award winner or death that Wisconsin Holstein breeders should know about. High quality, submitted photos will be printed if space is available. Please submit your information to the Wisconsin Holstein News by mail at PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; or email to

Obituaries William Case

William D. Case, 61, of Marshfield died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday morning, December 8, 2012. Bill was born May 31, 1951 in Springfield, MA to William and Florinna (Bertolino) Case. Bill graduated from Agwam, Massachusetts High School in 1969 and attended Smith Agricultural School in North Hampton, MA. During that time he served as Massachusetts State FFA president. Bill had a lifelong passion for Registered Holstein dairy cattle. In 1977 he became a herdsman for Dreamstreet Holsteins in Delhi, NY. From there he became herd manager for Charles Stroh’s Hilltop Holsteins in Suffield, Connecticut. Bill’s lifelong dream was to have his own Registered Holstein Herd. In 1982 he established Spring Born Holsteins at Feeding Hills, MA. Urbanization in the area led Case to relocate his farm to Marathon, NY in 1989. On March 4, 1989, Bill was united in marriage to Roxanne Wilkins in Feeding Hills, MA. They had twenty three years together. In 1995 the couple moved to Beaver Dam to manage a Registered Holstein herd there, from there they relocated to Wood County where they managed herds for Gary Gehrke and Richard Schulte, DVM. While managing Schulte’s Modified Holsteins herd, their cow Sikkema-Star Licorice Vee- Red was recognized as the breed’s highest producing Red and White Holstein with over 60,000 pounds of milk in one year. Their herd was also the highest producing herd in Wisconsin for AgSource Dairy Herd Improvement Cooperative.

Bill actively served the Holstein fraternity being active on the Wood County Holstein Board, selecting cattle for the county’s Purple Ribbon Classic calf sale and serving on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Holstein Association. In 2003 the Case’s purchased Dr. Schulte’s Modified Acres, retiring in 2007. Bill is survived by his wife Roxanne, three step-sons, Peter (Amy) Bradley and Tony (Diane) Bradley both of Westfield, MA and Chad (Amy) Simone of Marshfield; four grandchildren, Rainna Rose Simone, Trevor John Simone, Sam David Simone and Sophia Bradley. He is further survived by his brother Ronald (Tina) Case of Feeding Hills, MA and three nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents. Bill loved cows and his family. He especially cherished time with his grandchildren and opportunities to be with other Holstein Breeders. Condolences can be sent online to In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be given to a memorial in Bill’s name.

Donald Timm

Donald H. Timm, age 79, of Clarno Township, died on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on December 21, 1932 on the home farm, the son of Walter and Thelma (Kundert) Timm. He was a graduate of Monroe High School and of the U.W. Farm and Industry short course. Don and Barbara Olson were married on November 7, 1954 at the East Wiota Lutheran Church. He farmed in Clarno Township his entire life. He was a member of the Clarno Zion United Methodist Church. Don was known as the Clarno Czar, living on the home farm his entire life. He was a former 4-H leader, achieving the FFA Chapter Farmer Award, Green County Land Conservation Award, and Ag Source Co-op Distinguished Leadership Award. Don was a Clarno Township Supervisor and Chairman for many years, also on the Green County Board of Supervisors, Green County Fair Board, Green County Highway Committee and Wisconsin Fair Association. He was a former director for the Green County First Swiss Cheese Factory, Green County Holstein Breeders, on the D.H.I. Board for the County, State and was a delegate to the National Convention. He exhibited Holstein cattle throughout the U.S. including winning TriCounty Holstein Show Grand Champion 10 out of 12 years in the 1960’s. He also exported cattle throughout the world. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Timm of Clarno Township; children, Dennis (Lori) Timm of Monroe, Beth (Jack) Schramm of Franklin, Donna (Brian) Geissbuhler, Bradley (Cathy) Timm, Dudley (Henrietta) Timm all of Monroe; 15 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren, and a sister, Betty Timm of Monroe. He is predeceased by his parents; sister, Mary Burtner, and a great granddaughter, Alexis Soddy. Memorials may be directed to Diabetes Research or the American Cancer Society in Don’s memory. Condolences may be sent to the family at:

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From your President Todd Stanek Hello Wisconsin, I hope everyone had a great Christmas and Happy New Year. Your Holstein Board and office is excited about 2013 and planning on it being a banner year. Start planning for our first “you don’t want to miss” event. Dan Cnossen has kept the board up to date with Marathon County’s plans as they host the state convention in Wausau on the 22nd and 23rd of February. It sounds like they are going to roll out the red carpet for us and have kept the prices reasonable so we have no excuses not to attend. Board elections are held every year at the convention and this year all four seats are eligible to run for another term. Being President this year has been easy because of the quality of board members I am surrounded by. Everyone has put in a lot of time and thought and took care of what they were responsible for. We still need more people to run for the board even though it can be hard to beat an incumbent. Our bylaws state that we must have one more candidate than seats open. I ran for the board and helped meet that requirement for two years before being elected to the board on my third try. So if you are up for a challenge, let the office or a current board member know. It has been a number of years since Wisconsin had a state sale and this year we are back. The sale is April 8 and selections are underway. Dan Cnossen and Kevin Jorgensen are heading this up and are very passionate about showcasing Wisconsin’s best. If you have a good one you want considered for the sale, let us know. This is your state sale and we want everyone involved. Thank You! Your President, Todd Stanek

Welcome to These New Members Adult members: Greg Radloff & Estheremarie Turledge, Milton Matthew Blenke, Watertown Curt Kohls, Gillett Andrew Miller, Athens Travis Paul, Fox Lake James Lepich, Manitowoc Junior members: Brooke Muenzenberger, Coon Valley Zach Dressler, Dodgeville Lauren & Kyle Breunig, Sauk City Jacob & Elizabeth Katzman, Whitewater Ariel Hellenbrand, Lodi Aaron & Emily Makos, Juda Morgan Storkson, Dodgeville Zach Radloff, Milton Sawyer & Samantha Pitterle, Beaver Dam Austin Vandertie, Brussels Jacob, Logan & Madison Harbaugh, Marion Clarissa Ullness, Valders Donna Wilterdink, Sheboygan Falls Walker Lisowe, Elkhart Lake Addiston Arnhoelter, Elkhart Lake Jared Abraham, Plymouth Kalee Miller, Watertown Emily Meinnert, Sheboygan Falls Alexander Phipps, Glenbeulah Whitney Disch, Monroe Katrina Hoesly, Berlin

Coming to the Capital... March 9th, 2013

Deboer Gldwn Snow Velvet-ET EX-92

Sandy-Valley-W B Crystal VG-86

Ky-Blue GW Debbie-ET EX-90


3-02 2x 365 30,470 4.0 1211 3.5 1054

2-00 365 36,350 2.8 1005 3.1 1133

3-08 2x 99 8,710 3.7 324 3.0 257 inc.

All-American & All-Canadian Junior 3 Year Old 2010 1st Junior 3 Year Old, WDE 2010 Snow Velvet’s July 2012 Numero Uno daughter sells with +2053 GTPI. DERONDA HOLSTEINS

Selling a +2053 GTPI *RC Gold Chip maternal sister to Colt-P-Red from Crystal. Next dams VG-87 and VG-88 GMD DOM Ralma Christmas Fudge. SANDY-VALLEY FARMS

All-American & Res. All-Canadian Summer Yrlg. 2009 Jr. Champion, Midwest National Spring Show 2009 2nd Summer Yrlg., WDE & Royal Winter Fair 2009 Debbie’s June 2011 Federal daughter sells due in July to Damion. LINDSEY, ASHLYN & COLE SARBACKER Also selling a March 2012 Shamrock daughter. SARBACKER, EVANGELO & HEINZE

Jacob Brey Cara Biely Nicholas Schuster Austen Schmidt Hayden Hauschildt Mitch Kappelman

920-495-9012 920-323-7442 920-979-7757 920-960-8804 715-307 3257 920-905-3804

Other Early Highlights: • March 2012 Braxton from the EX-97 Alicia family. BYRON BRUINS • From the EX-95 2nd-Look Durhm Juba 3433-ET family: - A December 2011 Goldwyn granddaughter sells. BELLA-VIEW HOLSTEINS - A December 2011 Guthrie granddaughter sells. BERRYRIDGE • March 2012 Braxton from Cherry-Crest Lyster Golden EX-95. MILKSOURCE

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L-L-M-Dairy Marvin, Leon & Lyle Matthiae Ringle By Amy Ryan

Left to right: Robin Vercimak, Deion Matthiae, Lyle Matthiae, Megan Matthiae, Chase Matthiae, Rose & Leon Matthiae, Angie & Marvin Matthiae Their tie-stall barn holds 80 cows and their dry cow barn is loose housing. They own 340 and rent 250 acres to supply the forages and grain for their herd. The cows are fed primarily a haylage and corn silage ration along with grain and a top dress protein and mineral. The Matthiaes raise all youngstock between their home farm and a farm across the road from their operation. This facility, which they purchased in 2005, is used for heifer and steer housing. Most recently, they built a new calf barn with natural ventilation, individual pens he Matthiae family of L-L-M-Dairy has seen many successes in and a pasteurizer. Their calves are fed milk and a calf starter for recent years, including sale topping daughters, high genomic approximately eight weeks and are transitioned into group housing testing females and males and high producing cows on the county featuring freestalls with mats. level. However, family member Leon says that their success is They are then moved to the facility across the road from the main measured not through their awards or recognition, rather by hearing farm until two weeks prior to calving when they return to the home from happy customers who have purchased their genetics. farm. The heifer ration also consists of haylage and corn silage, which The current Matthiae farmstead in Ringle, Wisc., located is supplemented with high moisture corn when needed. approximately 10 miles east of Wausau, was purchased in 1964 by As previously mentioned, Leon and Lyle became more involved Marvin and his wife, Angie, and originally operated under the prefix in the day-to-day operation in 1980, but their interest and involvement Ange-Marv. In the 1970s, Marvin invested in some Registered in Registered Holsteins began before that time. During high school, Holsteins genetics through private purchases from area breeders and they were very active in their local FFA judging teams, which offered their herd has grown from there. L-L-M-Dairy was formed in 1980 them the opportunity to go to other farms in the area for judging when Marvin’s sons, Leon and Lyle joined the operation upon high practice. This fostered their interest in Junior Holstein activities and school graduation. led to the purchase of genetics from local herds in their area. The 96-cow Registered Holstein dairy is very much a family They focused on solid pedigreed individuals, with emphasis on owned and operated business. Along with still being very active on a both index and type. They have also followed this philosophy when daily basis on the farm, Marvin and Angie also handle the financial breeding their cows by using top bulls on the TPI list that have higher bookkeeping for the operation. All other duties on the farm are type. This particular philosophy has yielded tremendous results and handled mostly by Leon and Lyle with the help of one full-time hired has earned them the Progressive Genetics Award from Holstein man, Robin Vercimak, their brother-in-law. Leon and Lyle’s sons, Association USA for the last 19 years. Chase and Deion, also assist during the summer months, while This breeding philosophy produced L-L-M-Dairy Rudolph they have another neighbor who Pilgrim EX-92 2E EX-94MS helps out on the weekends when GMD DOM. Leon credits this needed. cow with having a significant Along with their 96 cows, impact on their herd and one that L-L-M-Dairy is home to 120 really got the Matthiaes more heifers, 10 young bulls (in waiting involved in merchandising their for A.I.) and 50 steers. According genetics. At 9-11, Pilgrim’s record the Leon, that number has 365 day record was 40,250 remained relatively consistent pounds of milk, 3.7 percent and through the years, and there is no 1499 pounds of fat, 3.0 percent change planned for the future. An and 1208 pounds of protein and impressive 96 percent of the herd she had a GTPI of +1905. She is homebred with a Rolling Herd served as an extensive flush cow Average of 25,000 pounds of and while some of her embryos milk, a 3.4 percent with 840 were sold domestically, most were pounds of fat and a 3.0 percent implanted and subsequently, half with 740 pounds of protein. of the herd currently traces back Their BAA is currently 104%. to Pilgrim. L-L-M-Dairy Rudolph Pilgrim EX-92 2E GMD DOM


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In addition to selling some embryos from Pilgrim, the Matthiae daughter from L-L-M-Dairy Shottle Dot VG-85 (Picston Shottle-ET) family chose to sell one of her live daughters, L-L-M-Dairy Die-Hard and then L-L-M-Dairy Marshall Devo VG-88 GMD DOM (MaraPeace VG-86. This Regancrest Die-Hard-ET daughter sold just fresh Thon BW Marshall-ET). Dotty is currently at +2077 GTPI and +93 as a two-year-old in the 2007 Central Wisconsin Summer Event Sale pounds of fat, which ranks her at number 14 in the U.S. Calving at and brought around $20,000. Her legacy lives on in the herd through 2-07, she has 39,591 pounds of milk in 365 days with a 4.3 percent her Applouis Jet Stream-ET daughter, L-L-M-Dairy Jet Stream and 1685 pounds of fat and a 3.0 percent and 1195 pounds of proProcky VG-87 DOM. tein. This record also earned her the top producing two-year-old When first genomic tested, Procky was the number one GTPI award for their county. Dotty has been flushed numerous Applouis Jet Stream-ET daughter in the times with embryos being exported to breed at +2316 and attracted many Japan. She has daughters by Glen-Toctin visitors to L-L-M-Dairy. At 1-11, Super Large-ET, Shema Jeeves CameronProcky’s 365 day record was 32,756 ET, Brandt-View Kristoff-ET, De-Su 521 pounds of milk, 3.9 percent with 1262 Bookem-ET and Schillview Oman pounds of fat and 3.2 percent with 1051 Gerard-ET. pounds of protein. Procky sparked Along with selling animals each year, popularity among both domestic and L-L-M-Dairy purchases two animals international audiences and for this from prominent cow families each year reason, she was extensively flush to meet that they feel fit their herd philosophies. market demands. One of those purchases was Fustead Like many Registered Holstein Bolton Sara-ET, VG-87 with GTPI breeders, L-L-M-Dairy’s ultimate goal +1977, a Sandy-Valley Bolton daughter is to have genetics that meet market that goes back to Sher-Est S-Wind needs and make their customers happy. To meet that goal, they sell five to six L-L-M-Dairy Jet Stream Procky VG-87 DOM Saturday-ET EX-90 GMD DOM. This purchase from the National Holstein animals each year. They have consigned Convention Sale in Wisconsin made a to several sales in addition to the Central record at 2-05 in 365 days of 29,777 Wisconsin Summer Event, including the pounds of milk, with 4.4 percent and National Holstein Convention sales, the 1322 pounds of fat and 3.2 percent and Wisconsin State Sales, the Purple 943 pounds of protein. Ribbon Sale and the Siemers Holsteins They recently sold a Pine-Tree Spring Showcase Sale. They plan to Jeeves Gallon-ET daughter of Sara in consign to numerous sales again in the the 2012 Siemers Spring Showcase Sale spring of 2013. and have daughters from her by LutzWith an outstanding daughter like Brookview Michael-ET, Shema Jeeves Procky to work with and the current Cameron-ET, Ladys-Manor PL drive behind genomics, they have shifted Shamrock-ET, Mr Chassity Gold Chiptheir breeding philosophy more heavily ET and Pine-Tree Jeeves Gallon-ET. in that direction and genomically test all Another notable purchase is the heifers on their farm to pinpoint their Sandy-Valley Colt P-Red-TW grandpotential. When evaluating genomic L-L-M-Dairy Baxter Dotty VG-87 daughter of Scientific Debutante Rae, sires to use in their herd, they choose Scientific Colt-P Darcy Rae. With a sires with good health traits like high +1872 GTPI, this red, polled daughter DPR. To date, Procky has made 110 will be flushed in the new future. embryos, some of which have been The most recent addition to their exported to Japan and Europe. She herd is Matt-Dari Arm Delayne-ET currently has daughters in the herd by GTPI +2249, who is an RWM Armitage Flevo Genetics Snowman-ET, De-Su daughter of Matt-Dari Shottle Doreen521 Bookem-ET, Ladys-Manor PL ET VG-87 and then Dev-Lin Dana Out Daisy EX-90 GMD DOM. This heifer Shamrock-ET, RMW Armitage, will also be entering the flush program at Mountfield SSI Dcy Mogul-ET, SeagullL-L-M-Dairy soon. Bay Supersire-ET, Amighetti Numero When discussing their operation Uno-ET and S-S-I Domain Lithiumvision and goals for the future, Leon goes ET. Procky’s offspring have tested well back to keeping the herd at the same size with many of them testing over 2400 by consigning to sales or selling privately, GTPI and she has numerous sons in Fustead Bolton Sara-ET VG-87 while at the same time growing their gewaiting for A.I. Procky’s milking daughter by Ammon-England Million-ET, L-L- netic base through purchases. He says that working with Registered M-Dairy Million Prize, genomic tested at +2115 and was heavily con- Holsteins has been very valuable to them through pedigrees and the tracted as a heifer. One of her calves by Glen-Toctin Super Large-ET traceability of cow families, and that value continues to grow as they tested at +2472 GTPI, which made her the number one Large heifer expand their genomic families. in the breed following the April proof run. L-L-M-Dairy Large PosyThe opportunities that genomics have provided to L-L-M-Dairy ET was consigned to the 2012 Wisconsin Summer Event Sale and have been very rewarding and Leon says that they hope to continue was the sale topper this year at $34,300. Prize’s sons are also testing their venture in this area. However, Leon concludes that ultimately, well with one being over +2500 GTPI. She calved in September and their biggest success is selling good cows and seeing positive results from those animals as they enter other herds. is due to the see the classifier soon. Another homebred standout for the Matthiae family is L-L-MDairy Baxter Dotty VG-87. She is an Emerald-Acr-SA T-Baxter wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013-11

WHA Board of Directors Elections

At the 2013 Wisconsin Holstein Convention, elections will be held for four board of director positions. Todd Borgwardt, Paula Bovre, Chris McCullough and Marci Walker are all eligible for a second three-year term. If you are interested in running for the board and would like to run a bio in the February issue, please contact the Wisconsin Holstein News by January 18.

Todd Borgwardt, Valders My name is Todd Borgwardt and it has really been a pleasure to serve on the Wisconsin Holstein Board the last three years and I would like to announce my bid for re-election. I have been an active board member and I feel like our board has a very good dynamic. At the present time I am co-chairman of both the State and District Show Committee and the Futurity Committee. Along with my wife, Susan, son, Bennett, and daughter, Sierra, I farm in partnership with my uncle Bill at Sunnyside Dairy Farms in Valders. I started farming in 1996 on a full-time basis after my graduation from UW-Madison in Dairy Science. We milk about 260 cows with a great majority of them being Registered. Our herd average is about 26,000 lbs of milk and over 1,000 lbs. of fat. My passion is for breeding Registered Holsteins and I am striving to breed the best possible herd of high type and long lasting cows that I can. We breed mostly for type while managing for production. Over the next term, if elected, I hope to continue where we left off. I think we have made some tough decisions that will benefit our organization in the future. I believe that our board has not been satisfied with status quo, but we will be able to keep this association strong for years to come. I hope that I can count on your support, and I look forward to seeing you in Wausau in February.

Paula Bovre, Fond du Lac It has been a privilege to serve the past three years on the WHA Board of Directors. I have learned a great deal while at the same time bringing forth any membership concerns and offering any insight I may have. During these three years I have been involved with the Communications, Show and Sale committees and served as board secretary this past year, thus a member of the Executive committee. We have a very diverse but active, talented board of directors that work well together and are truly concerned about our membership and the Wisconsin Holstein Associa-

tion. I would appreciate your vote and look forward to seeing you at the State Convention!

Chris McCullough, Juda My name is Chris McCullough, and I am running for re-election to the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors. For the last 18 years, my wife Kathie and I along with our two children Rachel, 13, and Mac, 11, have owned and operated Rock-N-Hill-II Registered Holsteins in partnership with my parents Mike and Marcy McCullough.

Marci Walker, Wisconsin Dells I am Marci Walker of Walk-Era Farms, Wisconsin Dells. I was born and raised on a commercial dairy in Jackson County where I became interested in Registered Holsteins initially through 4-H and FFA. As I became more involved I began to enjoy the WI Holstein tanbark trail, was hired as the 1994 WI Holstein Summer Intern and met my husband John during that time. We have two children, Alli (13) and Brett (10). At Walk-Era Farms we are a family farm corporation with John’s parents Dean and Dori, brother Tim and his wife Tracy and brother Tom and his wife Jackie along with 6 grandchildren. We milk 100 cows, crop 800 acres and market approximately 25 head of cattle per year. We focus on high type and developing deep cow families. Our farm exhibits cattle at the district, state and national level. We believe that through patience, blood, sweat and tears, profitable dreams of excellence can be bred and do come true! I work with the marketing, show cattle and help with chores. In 2009, John and I started up a Columbia County Junior Holstein group again. In 2010 it morphed into the District 5 Junior Holstein Association where we have six smaller counties working together including Adams, Columbia, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette and Sauk. I really enjoy giving back and especially helping junior members learn about life with their Holsteins. I served on the 2008 National Convention Host Day Committee. I am currently completing a three year term on the WI Holstein Board where I served two years on the Executive Committee along with the Young Adult, Communications and Finance Committees. Most currently I am serving as your Vice President. I believe that my industry experiences combined with my leadership and people skills will serve you well on your WI Holstein Board. I would greatly appreciate your vote to serve a second three year term.

Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Enjoy Trip North of the Border A group of active and retired dairy farmers from Wisconsin traveled recently to Canada. Travel was planned by Ken Natzke Travel Agency. We traveled to Cesar’s Hotel and Casino in Windsor, Ontario, the first day. After checking in and having our evening meal, most enjoyed the slots. In the morning we were joined by Richard, our Canadian tour guide for the next few days. We bused to Stanton Farms (800 cows) and Walker Farms (600 cows) in Aylmer, continuing on to Woodstock for the night. On day three we visited Smithden Holsteins (100 cows), Karnvilla Holsteins (90 cows), Hoenhorst Farms (320 cows) and Loewith and Sons Ltd. (330 cows). We arrived in Niagara Falls for the evening. We were located directly across from the Falls, absolutely breathtaking with the evening lights. On day four we drove along the parkway up to the Falls for photo taking. We then continued along Whirlpool Rapids, the Niagara River Gorge, Sir Adam Beck Hydro Electric Dam and Escarpment Overlook, which is where the Falls began 18,000 years ago. Next, we toured the wine production district, stopping at Peller Estates Winery. After a detailed tour of the vineyard and facilities, we enjoyed wine tasting. We proceeded on to Toronto, arriving at the CNN Tower, the third tallest man-made structure in the World. From the observation level we viewed Toronto. On a clear day you can see 35 miles away. We then checked into Delta Chelsea Hotel (one of Toronto’s largest) for the next three nights. Days five and six were spent at the Royal Agricultural Winter 12–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013

Fair. We could browse the merchants or watch the Holstein show, along with horse shows, sheep, lambs, and horticulture displays. We also attended the Sale of Stars Classic sale. The diversity of this fair was awesome. We were told by our tour guide that it is a curriculum requirement in Toronto for grade school students to attend the Royal Winter Fair to learn about agriculture and where their food comes from. We observed many children with homework in hand, seeking answers to questions. Day seven we left Toronto in route to Quality Holsteins (75 cows), Bosdale Farms (150 cows), Doanlea Farms (95 cows) and Wikkerink Farms (55 cows). Arriving back in Windsor for our final night, we had an evening meal and had a little time for the slots. Day eight was spent traveling back to the U.S. and conversing with our new friends about our experiences. Our farm stops included comfort stall barns, parlor and freestall set-ups and two robotic milker facilities. All of the farms we toured were outstanding genetic herds, with very impressive cattle and facilities. Each was different in some way. It was very interesting to talk to the Canadian farmers about the quota system, their outlook for it and what it means to their success. This was an outstanding ag tour and we would recommend it to anyone interested in Holstein cattle. Ken Natzke did a wonderful job planning this tour. Submitted by Gary and Linda Olson, Synergy Dairy, Pulaski

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Holstein Association USA Plans Educational Dairy Meeting in LaCrosse

Brattleboro, VT: Holstein Association USA is planning its annual nationwide member meeting series for this winter, with some of the meetings featuring special speakers on topics of interest to dairymen. Meetings are not closed to Holstein Association USA members; any interested dairy producer is welcome to attend. The next meeting in the series will be held January 10, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in LaCrosse, Wis., at the Radisson Hotel LaCrosse, 100 South 2nd Street, 200 Harborview Plaza. Aside from an update on Association activities and time for member discussion with staff and directors, the meeting will feature special presentations on effective hoof health programs by Dr. Nigel Cook, and added value opportunities utilizing IVF with Registered Holsteins, by Dr. Nathan Dorshorst. Lunch will be provided. So we can have an accurate meal count, RSVP by December 27 to Kelli Dunklee at 800.952.5200, ext. 4124, or if you plan to attend. With questions or for more information, contact Jodi Hoynoski at 800.952.5200, ext. 4261 or

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2013 WHA Convention hosted by the Marathon County Holstein Breeders

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


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

Adult Convention Registration Number of Tickets

Price/Person Postmarked by 2/1/2013

Price/Person Postmarked after 2/1/2013






Past President’s Breakfast





Spouse Outing & Lunch





Saturday Soup & Sandwich Luncheon





Farm Tours





Saturday Awards Buffet





Friday Evening Buffet Baked Chicken & Fish

Visiting Willow Springs Garden for a hands-on mouth-watering dairy experience. Enjoy a sandwich, soup and pie lunch featuring cheese, butter and ice cream made by attendees.

Prime Rib & Chicken

Total Enclosed


Registration forms must be postmarked by February 1 to receive the lower rates; late registrations will be taken at the higher rate until February 8 by mail. A trade board will be available at the convention for purchasing available tickets, but tickets may not be available for all events.

Names - as to appear on your name badge Address Phone


q I’m a first-time adult convention attendee - Enter to win a $100 reward during the Convention for being a first-time attendee! The Young Adult Committee will do five drawings throughout Convention.

Send your reservations early! Registration forms postmarked by February 1 will benefit from lower meal prices. Questions, call Marlene Schreiber at 715-223-4534 or Dan Cnossen at 715-302-1327 Mail your forms with checks payable to “Marathon County Holstein Breeders” to Marlene Schreiber, 2193 Wuerzburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013

WHA Adult Convention Schedule

Convention Farm Tours

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


Friday, February 22 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Registration Dairy Bar open throughout the day. 1:00-2:00 p.m. National Holstein Regional Meeting 3:00-5:15 p.m. WHA Committee Meetings Pre-Sale Happy Hour 5:00-6:00 p.m. 6:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner Production awards presented 7:30 p.m. WHA Futures Sale, hosted by Young Adult Committee JAC & Princess Work Auction Saturday, February 23 7:00-8:00 a.m. Past President’s gathering 8:00 a.m. Registration & Dairy Bar open throughout the day 8:00 a.m. Early Bird Session: Dr. Gordon Atkins 8:30 a.m. Spouses outing to Willow Springs Garden 9:00 a.m. WHA Annual Business Meeting 11:30 a.m. Luncheon Recognition of Juniors to compete at National Convention Recognition of GMD and DOM Recognition of 40 & 50 Year Members Recognition of Wall of Fame inductees 1:00-4:00 p.m. Farm tours: Nor-Way-Pete/Four-of-a-Kind and Matthiae Dairy 5:00-6:00 p.m. Social Hour 6:00 p.m. Awards Banquet WHA Board Recognition Advertising Contest Winners Distinguished Young Dairy Person Distinguished Service Award Distinguished Breeder Scholarship auction Dessert Auction to benefit WHA Scholarship Fund 8:30 -12:00 p.m. LIVE BAND Sunday, February 24 WHA Board Re-organizational Meeting

Spouses’ Outing Willow Springs Garden

This year’s spouses’ outing will feature a trip to Willow Springs Garden, a historical site in Wausau. The property includes a retored town hall and a round barn that is still under renovation that will be used as a historical site for education of agriculture and a museum. The group will be making their own cheese, butter and ice cream to use for sandwiches, soups and pies for lunch. Come and enjoy! For more information on Willow Springs Garden, visit their website at

Nor-Way-Pete Holsteins is owned by Andy, Mary and Chad Peterson. Andy is the third generation on the farm. The herd is comprised of both the Nor-Way-Pete cattle and all animals owned by the Four-of-a-Kind Partners. The herd manager and part owner of the Four-of-a-Kind animals is Dan Cnossen. For the most part, Andy and his son Chad do all the crop work and feeding as well as serving as a sounding board for cattle decisions. Dan supervises the parlor as well as makes the breeding decisions and merchandising any members of the herd. The farm’s milking facility was built in 2002. Andy and Chad farm about 950 acres of owned and rented land near Wittenberg, producing all of the feed for the farm except for a custom protein mix. Crops grown include corn, haylage, oats and corn silage, and this fall they had the opportunity to make several bags of corn shredlage which they will be just starting to feed at convention time. They have also planted about 60 acres of winter wheat this year. The current rolling herd average for 256 cows on 3x milking is 30,585 4.0 1214 3.03 925. The August 2012 BAA was 108.3 with 190 cows classified. They have 36 EX, 86 VG and 63 GP cows. Their breeding philosophy consists of using bulls who make cows that have outstanding mammary systems, feet and legs and dairy strength. Their goal is always the same: breeding great type with outstanding production. They have bred five cows with over 300,000 lifetime and 44 over 200,000 lifetime – all in the last 10 years. The herd is currently home to five 94-point cows. Herd favorites include Ms Regancrest TS Stacia-ET EX-94, Four-of-a-Kind Shot Star EX-93 GMD, Fourof-a-Kind Best Peg EX-94, Four-of-a-Kind Dur Diamond EX-94 and Nor-WayPete Durham Norrie EX-94. They also have impressive young cows by Sanchez, Alexander, Shot Al and Million including a Sanchez from an EX-94 Toystory from the Dellias. Bulls that have had a Nor-Way-Pete Durham Norrie EX-94 major impact on the herd are Emory, Roy, Best, Highlight, Shottle and Durham. The heifers that stand out right now are by Atwood, Palermo and Braxton along with the calves by Lauthority, Guthrie, Dempsey, Kilobyte and Hero. They are currently using Guthrie, Dempsey, Hero, Acme, Goldsun, Absolute, Gold Chip, Bradnick and Atwood.

Scholarship Auction

There will be a live auction Saturday night with all proceeds to be divided between the Bradley Fust Scholarship Fund and the state junior activities fund. Donated items include: Grill/BBQ sauces/wood pellets American Wood Fibers Shavings American Wood Fibers Pedal Tractor Swiderski Equipment Mineral Feeder Meyer Manufacturing Bonnie Mohr print Tom & Gin Kestell & Bonnie Mohr Packer tickets George Waldvogel & family Cattle Connection (1/4 pg ad) Tom Morris Bob’s Catering (20 person meal) Bob’s Catering half beef Synergy Dairy, Twin-B Dairy, Jason Mell & Dream Team Holsteins Pig (2 halves) Milkyhill Sales & Edgar Korner Kitchen Aspiration Cycle Trans Ova

Four-of-a-Kind Best Peg EX-94, Four-of-a-Kind Dur Diamond EX-94 & Four-of-a-Kind Leland Lara EX-94 at the District 4 Show

Matthiae Dairy Farms, Inc.

Matthiae Dairy Farms, Inc. is a fourth generation, family-owned farm that has been operating for 127 years in the heart of Marathon County. Brothers Maynard and David took the farm over from their parents, Ed and Ruth, in 1969, along with their wives, Shila and Gloria. The fourth generation consists of David and Gloria’s son, Michael, his wife Sue and their children Melissa, Kristin, Kaitlyn and wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013-15

Ryan, and Maynard and Shila’s son Jason, his wife Jackie and their children Alexandria, Gavin and Madison. The farm consists of 1200 acres of owned and rented land where they produce alfalfa, corn and soybeans. The 140 cow milking herd is milked in a 120 cow tie-stall barn fed a TMR of haylage, corn silage, high moisture corn, protein and dry hay. Currently they have 21 Excellent cows, 55 VG, 57 GP and 2 Good with a RHA of 28,690 3.85 1106 3.0 877. Along with the 140 cows, there are an additional 300 head of youngstock. Matthiaes raise all of their bulls and heifers and sell about 75 breeding bulls each year as well as send another 10 bulls to A.I. The Matthiae family is currently working with three main cow families. The most active is that of DevLin Dana Out Daisy-ET EX-90 GMD DOM, with 14 daughters and 20 granddaughters in the herd. A few of their favorites from this family include Shottle Dev-Lin Dana Out Daisy-ET EX-90 Doreen VG-87 who was fresh in December and has three Observer daughters being flushed and that had embryos exported. There is also a VG-87 Goldwyn from Daisy with two nice young Braxton daughters; a VG-86 Plateau from an EX-91 Lou from Daisy; a +2190G Super granddaughter from an EX-90 Lou; and a GP-83 Matt-Dari Shottle Doreen VG-87

Shottle that is +1900G and from a VG-88 Durham. Matt-Dari is proud to have four active bulls in A.I. at this time. Daisy has sent several, including Dev-Lin Matt Dari Dynasty, by Roy, in the active line-up for International Protein Sires and Matt-Dari Sharky Dayton EX-92 at Select Sires. Matthaies have an EX-90 Dynasty daughter who is due again shortly. Another cow doing good things for Matt-Dari is S&E Shottle Panda, EX-92. She is from an EX-93 Patron and has a Man-O-Man daughter fresh and two more coming that are all being merchandised. They are also working with Fustead Al Marshmallow, a Shot Al bred heifer from the EX-91 Goldwyn sister to Guthrie. The Matthiae family believes in breeding for high type with an emphasis on udders and feet and legs. They also use some high genomic bulls to help merchandise certain families. Proven bulls currently being used include Dempsey, Guthrie, Braxton, Atwood, Aftershock and Shottle along with genomic bulls Brokaw, Clark, Shamrock, Meridian and Bradnick. Their favorite sires in the herd have been, most recently, Durham and Shottle with most of their outstanding pedigrees being influenced by Mark, Durham, Outside, Gibson and Roy. The entire Matthiae family have been active members of the Marathon County Holstein Breeders and 4-H shows, activities and events. They have also hosted several county and state events at the farm including a Daylight Meeting in 1998, WHA Barn Meeting in 2003 and the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce Dairy Breakfast in 2005 where they hosted more than 3000 people. The Matthiae family invites you to come visit their herd during the Wisconsin Holstein Convention and take a look at the herd they have been building for generations.

A Lasting Legacy 2013 Feature Issues February


Friesian-Knoll Strawbry-Red EX-91 EX-MS 3E 12-11 2x 365 31,260 3.9 1204 3.0 947 Lifetime: 3470 236,680 3.9 9122 3.3 7832 Kinglea Leader x GP-83 VG-MS Curious x EX-90 Dairyman x VG-87 Triple Threat


Strawbry has an EX Tribute daughter, a VG-85 Talent granddaughter and many other family members at Friesian-Knoll. We are especially excited about the classification of the first 7 of 13 daughters from her Talent son, Thomas, that scored GP-80, GP-81, GP-82, 3 at GP-83 and VG-86 as 2-yearolds. Even though she is no longer on the farm, Strawbry’s influence will be felt for generations. Other classification highlights:


• 4 new Excellents, all raised from VG-88: Reside at EX-90 (Outside), Snowwhite at EX-90 (Mr Sam), Bella at EX-91 (Morty) & Tristan at EX-90 (Titanic) • Lucky Seven raised to EX-91 2E (Merchant) • Megan now EX-90 2E (Allen)


Friesian Knoll Farm Mark Leder W1048 Cty. Hwy. X, Gleason, WI 54435 • 715-218-2737 10 EX, 18 VG, 21 GP - 107.9% BAA Overstocked & cows for sale - call for details! 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013

Holstein World Double Buy WI Futures Sale District 8 Ads due January 9 Midwest Holsteins Sales & Merchandising issue Junior Convention results Barn Meeting info Ads due February 8 Production issue Adult Convention review District 1 Ads due March 11 Foot & Leg issue Genomic Stars District 7 Ads due April 10 Midwest Holsteins “Hot Dams” feature District 3 Ads due May 10

Some herd favorites we hope you will enjoy viewing... • Jauquet-Lang Amy Sanchez-ET VG-86, granddaughter of Shoremar S Alicia-ET EX-97 • Daughters of S&E Shottle Panda EX-92: Matt-Dari Man-O-Man Pillar-ET, Matt-Dari Man-O-Man Peni-ET, & Matt-Dari Man-OMan Patian-ET • 2 of the 14 milking daughters of Dev-Lin Dana Out Daisy-ET EX-90: Matt-Dari Shottle Delicia VG-88 & Matt-Dari Lou Diamond EX-91 • Sires of 2-year-olds that you will also view are Alexander, Super, Shot Al, Atwood, Boxer and Trigger.

We hope you enjoy your visit!

Matthiae Dairy Farms, Inc. 4839 Martin Lane, Marathon, WI 54448 Maynard & Jason David & Michael Ph: 715-443-2347 or 715-370-8556 cell • E-mail: RHA: 2x 28,690 3.85 1106 3.0 877 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013-17

District 4 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The February issue will feature District 8 - Dodge, Jefferson, Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Washington & Waukesha counties.

Clark County

2012 Adult Membership: 102; Jr. Membership: 35 Adult Association officers - President: Kristan Opelt; Vice President: Todd Cerven; Secretary: Brian Denk; Treasurer: Dana Mayer; Junior Advisor: Pam Selz-Pralle. Junior Association officers - President: McKenzie Rowley; Secretary: Jessica Pralle; Secretary: Tayler Wilke; Treasurer: Nicole Pralle. The Clark County Holstein Breeders hope everyone had a happy holiday season. This past year our group hosted the district show and the juniors hosted the junior convention. We are looking forward to the annual meeting, tour and other events in the coming year. Happy New Year! The Clark County Juniors “Rocked” Wisconsin when they hosted the 2012 Junior Convention in Eau Claire. In June, we hosted another successful Dairy Camp where 53 youth attended stations on making a good bedding pack, breaking your heifer to be a showmanship animal plus showing tips, clipping toplines, show box preparations, proper washing technique and rope halter tying. At the county fair, we hold our annual showmanship clinic. There, 4-Hers bring their fair animal to the show ring and get a “practice run” in showmanship as well as personal coaching from a Junior Holstein member. Some kids bring two or three animals to the ring during the session so they get a repeat evaluation from another Junior Holstein member! Saturday of the fair is Youth Dairy Day. After assisting in the showring for Little Britches, the Junior Holstein club hosts fun events for everyone in the dairy barn to enjoy. The bat races are always a favorite laugh as well as water balloon volleyball, tug-owar, and the ice cream eating contest.

Langlade County

2012 Adult Membership: 4; Jr. Membership: 4 No county club.

Lincoln County

2012 Adult Membership: 9; Jr. Membership: 0 No county club.

Marathon County

2012 Adult Membership: 141; Jr. Membership: 26 Adult Association officers - President: Brian Fust; Vice President: Jason Matthiae; Secretary: David Lemanski; Treasurer: Marlene Schreiber; Directors: Dan Cnossen, Rick Peterson, Doug Dittmar, Russ Bauman, Kevin King. Junior Association officers - President: Kaitlyn Matthiae; Vice President: Dana Lemanski; Secretary: Ryan Prieve; Treasurer: Anthony Lemanski; Reporters: Tyler Giddings, Hatley & Noah Bilz. The group is busy with final preparations for the 2013 State Holstein Convention which will be held at the Stoney Creek Inn in Rothschild. We welcome all of you to come and join us for that event. Our annual spring overnight tour is also being planned for March and we will be selling cheese curds again this summer.

Portage County

2012 Adult Membership: 20; Jr. Membership: 8 Adult Association officers - President: Barb Wogsland; Vice President: Kimberly Barden; Secretary/Treasurer: Jessy Wolosek; Jr Advisor: Kimberly Barden. No report submitted.

Taylor County

2012 Adult Membership: 11; Jr. Membership: 6 Adult Association officers - President: Ralph Zuleger; Secretary/ Treasurer: Kathy Langteau; Jr Advisor: Steve Langteau. 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013

Wood County

2012 Adult Membership: 68; Jr. Membership: 32 Adult Association officers - President: Dennis Bangart; Vice President: Karen Vanderwerff; Secretary: Molly Dorshorst; Treasurer: Dave Huser; Membership: Melissa Gerlach; Breed Improvement: Doug Urban; Dairy Promotion: Pat Slattery; Junior Advisors: Matt & Molly Dorshorst, Dave & Adele Huser. Junior Association officers - President: Cassi Miller; Vice President: Sierra Huser; Secretary: Genny Fuller; Treasurer: Aaron Schiferl; Historian: Kenni Bores & Emma Dorshorst; Jr Reps to Adult Board: Jaime Sparkes and Sam Minch.

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.

Dream Team Holsteins, Merrill, Marathon Co. Don & Jenna Fahey

RHA: 28 cows 20,165 BAA: 110% Currently using: Regancrest S Braxton-ET Regancrest-GV S Bradnick-ET Crackholm Fever Fustead Goldwyn Guthrie-ET Sandy-Valley Colt-P-Red Maple-Downs-I GW Atwood-ET Gillette Windbrook Comestar Lauthority Pine-Tree Sid-ET Apples Absolute-Red-ET St-Jacobs Destry Heztry-ET Regancrest Dundee-ET

Harmony Ho Holsteins, Stratford, Marathon Co. Ralph & Sharon Bredl & Martine Bredl-Lueck RHA: 460 cows 29,300 3.94 1153 3.23 898 Currently using: Sandy-Valley Colt-P-Red Minnigan Hills Day-ET De-Su Freddie Galaxy-ET Mr Chassity Gold Chip-ET Maple-Downs-I GW Atwood-ET Seagull-Bay Headliner-ET Coyne-Farms Jacey CRI-ET Co-Op Bookem Jeopardy-ET Tiger-Lilly Ladd-P-Red-ET SSI Domain Lithium-ET Sully Mandora CRI-ET SSI Bookem Morgan-ET De-Su D Mayfield 893-ET De-Su Bkm McCutchen 1174-ET Mountfield SSI Dcy Mogul-ET Ronelee SSi O Daddy Weigeline Observe Puzzle-ET Gil Gar Domain Sajac-ET Ladys Manor Man-o-Shan-ET Seagull Bay Supersire-ET Mr Welcome Hill Tango-ET



VG-86 2Y

VG-87 2Y

Dam: VG-88 Advent who is recently fresh

Dam: Sabofarm Dundee Desiree EX-93 ~ potential 11th generation Excellent

DREAM TEAM HOLSTEINS Don, Jenna & Malayna Fahey

owned with Rick & Kathy Seefeldt

Another Fresh 2 Year Old:

11360 Rainbow Dr., Merrill, WI 54452 Don cell: 715-573-0820 Jenna cell: 715-581-0908 We are just 20 minutes north of the 2013 WHA Convention. Please feel free to stop in! Take 51 north to Hwy. 29 west, turn north on Cty. Hwy. O, then west on Rainbow Drive.

Milksource Atwood Atlantis ~ backed by three EX-94 dams

owned with Nathan King

A huge thanks to all who have helped us at the shows and on the farm Tyler, Abby, Heather & Paul Giddings, Josh Breuch, Kevin Bergdoll, Les Schmidt and Rick & Kathy Seefeldt. Your help has gotten us to where we are today.

It’s All About Great Cows & Cow Families Mapel Wood Goldwyn Alice-ET VG-87 EX-MS

North Log Allen Eileen EX-91 EX-MS

3-04 3x 365 38,301 3.8 1450 2.8 1041

5-03 3x 352 42,520 4.18 1769 3.1 1332

~ Fresh again & looking good. We have daughters by Braxton, Windbrook & Pronto. Dam: VG-86 Aleecia 2nd Dam: EX-92 R Alicia

~ Her first daughters are fresh and look promising. They are sired by Shottle, Atlas, Damion and Braxton. Dam: EX-91 Elisha 2nd Dam: VG-85 Erica

3rd Dam: Shoremar S Alicia EX-97 3E

3rd Dam: Krull Broker Elegance EX-96 2E

4th Dam: EX-94 Starbuck Ada

Next 3 dams: EX-90, EX-92, EX-92 Paul & Kim Norrbom Katie, Paige & Emily

“Striving for that fine line of genetic excellence”

Carl & June Norrbom

9570 State Hwy. 153, Wittenberg, WI 54499 Ph: (715) 454-6217 Cell: (715) 881-1247 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013-19

Rob-Cri Tribute Shimmer EX-90 VEEEE at 3-06 2-00 2x 305 24,990 4.0 1001 3.0 751 3-02 2x 365 28,548 3.9 1111 3.0 844 4-11 2x 260 29,672 3.7 1106 3.0 887 inc. - Nom. All-Canadian Junior 2 Year Old 2009 - Nom. All-American Junior 2 Year Old 2009 - 3rd Junior 2 Year Old, World Dairy Expo 2009 - Nom. All-Canadian Spring Yearling 2008 - Nom. All-American Spring Yearling 2008 - 2nd Spring Yearling, Royal Winter Fair 2008 - HM Jr Champion, WI Championship Show 2008 - Reserve All-Wisconsin Spring Yearling 2008 Dam: Rob-Cri Aspen Sheila EX-91 EEEEE 3-09 2x 365 34,030 3.9 1343 3.2 1075

ROB-CRI HOLSTEINS Robert & Christine Barden 6487 Eckels Road, Plover, WI • 715-341-3065 Bob cell: 715-340-5013 • Kimberly cell: 715-252-5124

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Selling at the Quest for Success Sale, March 22: a pick of 4 heifers due in March by Toc-Farm Goldsun-ET from Shimmer Don’t miss your chance to shine!

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Distinguished Junior Members Cara Biely Cara Biely is the 20 year old daughter of Mark and Lois Biely from Menchalville in Manitowoc County. She has two brothers, Cory and Curt and a sister-in-law Clare. Her home farm is Car-Cor Holsteins in Poy Sippi which is in Waushara County where they milk 64 cows. They have been milking since April 2011 in a rented facility. She is a junior at the University of WisconsinMadison where she is majoring in Dairy Science. At school she is involved in Badger Dairy Club, Association of Women in Agriculture and UW-Madison Diary Judging Team.

Breinne Hendrickson Breinne Hendrickson is the 20 year old daughter of Jeff and Kate Hendrickson. She grew up on a 212 acre dairy farm, JeffreyWay Holsteins, a mile south of Belleville, where they are currently milking around 70 cows. She is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Dairy Science and Life Sciences Communication. On campus she is active in Badger Dairy Club, the Association of Women in Agriculture and the National Agri-Marketing Association. She is also a member of the Collegiate Dairy Judging team, as well as the NAMA Marketing team.

Laura Finley Laura Finley of Lake Mills is the 19 year old daughter of Mary and Tom Finley. She is a sophomore at the University of WisconsinMadison where she is double majoring in Dairy Science and Life Sciences Communications. On campus Laura is involved in the Association of Women in Agriculture, the National Agri-Marketing Association and the Badger Dairy Club, where she chairs the Royal Winter Fair and ADSA tours, Study Abroad Chairman and Cattle Care Chairman for the Badger Invitational Sale. This past year Laura represented the Wisconsin Holstein Association as their 2012 Holstein Princess where she had the pleasure of representing the Association at numerous District Holstein shows, the Wisconsin Championship show, Wisconsin Futurity, various county Futurities and World Dairy Expo.

Mitch Kappelman The son of Pete and Shellie Kappelman, Mitch Kappelman is a senior majoring in Dairy Science with a Business Emphasis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On campus, he is the President of the Badger Dairy Club, General Chairman for BDC at World Dairy Expo, a member of the Dairy Judging team, Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and Collegiate Farm Bureau. He grew up on Meadow Brook Farms, a 450 cow Registered Holstein dairy farm north of Manitowoc. After graduation he plans to work in the dairy industry for several years before returning as the fifth generation on his family farm.

Karsen Haag Karsen is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville majoring in Agribusiness where she is a member of the Pioneer Dairy Club. Karsen served as the 2011-2012 Dane County Junior Holstein President and is a past Dane County Holstein Queen. In high school Karsen participated in FFA, softball and was a wrestling manager. She belongs to the Twin Valley 4-H club and is a Red and White junior member. She exhibits at various fairs, shows and World Dairy Expo. Karsen is active on their 190 Registered Holstein dairy with her parents Virgil and Dawn Haag and brother Kody. Her hobbies include fishing and cooking. Charles Hamilton Charles Hamilton, 17 of Cuba City, resides on a 200 acre, 65 cow Registered Holstein farm, Hill-Ton Holsteins with his parents John and Evie Hamilton. Currently a junior at Cuba City High School, Charlie is a distinguished honor student, ranked first in his class. He is vice-president of his FFA chapter and a member of the Forensics and Math teams. A member of the Grant County, Wisconsin and National Junior Holstein Associations, he is serving the role of secretary in his county association, as well as president of his 4-H club, the Sinsinawa Orioles. He is also a member of the Cuba City United Methodist Church. His goals for the future include attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Dairy Science major and hopefully coming back to his home farm to take his herd of Registered Holsteins to the “next level”. 22–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013

John Klossner John Klossner is the 19 year old son of Richard and Roxanne Klossner. John hails from New Glarus and resides on his family’s 256 acre dairy farm. He is currently a freshman at the University of WisconsinMadison majoring in Dairy Science. On campus John plays an active role in the Badger Dairy Club and the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. John had many accomplishments this year, receiving the James W Crowley scholarship, being elected as JAC member for the southeast district and being a member of the winning 4-H dairy judging team at the North American International Livestock Exposition. Kayla Krueger Kayla Krueger is the 18 year old daughter of Tyler and April Krueger of Marion. She is a freshman at the University of WisconsinMadison, majoring in Dairy Science with an emphasis in Ag Business. She is a member of the Badger Dairy Club, Association of Woman in Agriculture and the Badger Chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association. Kayla is a member of the Waupaca/Waushara Junior Holstein Association, including a member of the Dairy Bowl team. She enjoys showing cattle at the county, district, state and national levels. Bret Long Bret is the son of Bruce and Brenda Long of New London, where they own and operate B-Long Holsteins, home to 55 Registered Holstein cows. Bret is a second year student at UWMadison Farm and Industry Short Course. He is involved in Badger Dairy Club and the Waupaca/

Waushara Junior Holsteins. He enjoys preparing and showing his bred & owned Holsteins at local and national shows including WDE. He likes to fish and spend time with friends. After schooling Bret plans to return to the home farm. Stephanie Nagel Stephanie Nagel, 21, from Valders is the daughter of Paul and Tammie Nagel. The family farm, Nagels Home of Holsteins sold the milking cows this May. Stephanie still owns a small herd of her own. A senior at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, she is actively involved in dairy judging, Ag Quadrathalon, Dairy Club, Dairy Challenge Team and served on the Pioneer Classic Sale Committee. She also does dairy bowl, dairy jeopardy, is a member of the Manitowoc County Dairy Promotion Committee, and enjoys showing her own cattle. After school, Stephanie would like to go into the field of dairy evaluation or genetics. Ryan O’Leary Ryan O’Leary, 21, is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Dairy Science with a business emphasis. Ryan is a member of the UW-Madison Dairy Judging Team, vice-president of Badger Dairy Club, student coordinator of the campus dairy farm and is past president of Babcock House. Last summer he was the member services intern for East Central Select Sires in Waupun. A 2009 graduate of Loconia High School, Ryan is a 17 year member of the Fond du Lac County Junior Holstein Association. He served six years on teh board of directors and was president of the organization in 2008 and 2009. He was also active in 4-H, FFA, dairy judging, dairy bowl, National Honor Society, band and his church. Ryan grew up on a 60 cow Registered Holstein farm. He started showing Registered Holsteins at county, district, state and national shows when he was 4 years old. Today, Ryan owns 21 Registered Holsteins in partnership with his younger twin brothers Matthew and Nathan. He is the son of Neil and Fran O’Leary of Brandon. Andrea Pagenkopf Andrea Pagenkopf is the 20 year old daughter of Daniel and Nancy Pagenkopf. She resides on Paradise-D Holsteins in Lancaster. Currently a junior at UW-Platteville, she is majoring in Animal Science with a dairy emphasis. She is actively involved in the Pioneer Dairy Club and works part-time on her 317 acre family farm as calf manager and at the Bloomington Livestock Barn through Southwest Vet Service assisting with sale cattle. She is presently on the Wisconsin Holstein Junior Activities Committee and enjoys showing cattle at county, district, state and national shows as well as competing in dairy judging, fitting contests and showmanship competitions. Elizabeth Sarbacker Elizabeth Sarbacker, 17, is the daughter of Tom and Vicki Sarbacker of Verona. She has four brothers, Nick, Andy, Joe and Ben. Elizabeth and her family live on Fischerdale Holsteins. The farm consists of 175 acres and they milk 65 Registered Holstein cows. Elizabeth is in 11th grade at Verona High School where she is an honor student and is on the FFA officer team. She is the President of the Paoli 4-H Fireballs and is a member of St. Williams Catholic Church in Paoli. She is active in the Dane

County Junior Holstein Association and is currently serving as the treasurer and was the 2012 Dane County Holstein Queen. Elizabeth enjoys showing dairy cattle and dairy judging. Macy Sarbacker Macy Sarbacker is the 20 year old daughter of John and Michelle Sarbacker of Verona. Macy is a 2011 graduate of Verona Area High School and currently attends school at Iowa State University where she is a sophomore majoring in Agriculture Journalism and Mass Communications with a minor in Women’s Studies. Macy was raised on her family’s Registered Holstein farm near Verona with siblings Mackenzie, Molly, Montana and Jake. In 2011, Macy served as the Dane County Fairest of the Fair, promoting the fair and agriculture to south central Wisconsin. Crystal Siemers-Peterman Crystal Siemers-Peterman is 17 years old and the daughter of Sherry and Jack Peterman. Crystal is active participating in many Holstein activities this year. Crystal is very proud of her bred and owned cattle that she has successfully shown in 2012. Crystal’s highlight for 2012 was winning Grand Champion of the Junior Show with her cow Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS at the Wisconsin State Show. She enjoys meeting juniors from across the country at conventions and shows. She is an honor roll student and is currently a senior in high school. Jordan Siemers Jordan Siemers is the 16 year old son of Dan and Janina Siemers. He has a younger brother, Connor. Jordan is a junior at Howards Grove High. He is an active member of the Manitowoc Junior Holstein Association, Wisconsin and National Junior Holstein Associations, and the Meeme Busy Badgers 4-H club, FFA and St. Paul Lutheran Church. Jordan participates in dairy bowl, dairy jeopardy, dairy judging and speaking contests. He enjoys working on the farm, showing cattle, playing football and showing and raising club lambs. Katie Wendorf Katie Wendorf is the 20 year old daughter of Kent and Anna Wendorf of Viroqua. They own and operate Kentdor Holsteins. She has an older sister Chrissy and brother Brian. Katie is currently a junior at Harvard University, where she is majoring in Chemistry and she is involved with the University Marching Band. After college she plans to attend grad school. Katie’s most enjoyable Holstein activity that she is involved with is dairy quiz bowl.

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WHA Present s...

The 2013 WI Holstein Treasure Quest What is the WI Holstein Treasure Quest? This event is a celebration and promotion of high caliber calves and their breeders and owners. Proceeds from this event benefit the state association members and fund the state picnic held each year.

What can state members do to get involved?

State members can enter Registered Holstein heifers born between March 1 and December 31, 2012. Any state member can nominate a heifer using the form below. All entries must be received with a fee of $50 by February 1, 2013. By entering your calf in the Treasure Quest, you are committed to potentially having the calf selected as the winner. Members can also participate by purchasing a lottery ticket for the chance to win one of the entered calves. There will be 125 lottery tickets printed, and 123 of them will be sold for $100 each. The remaining two tickets will be auctioned off; one will benefit the WHA Scholarship fund and the other the WHA Juniors. These auctions will be held at the state adult convention and spring show, and the tickets purchased will automatically be in the top 12 drawing.

When and where is the drawing held?

The raffle drawing will be held following the selection of Intermediate Champion at the 2013 Midwest National Spring Holstein Show on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Ticket holders must not be present to win, however, they do need a representative to choose a calf or bucket on their behalf. Ten tickets will be drawn on the day of the show, and they will be joined by the two tickets auctioned for a chance to win a new Holstein calf. Eleven winners will receive consolation buckets, valued at $100 each and one lucky ticket holder will go home with a calf. The breeder whose calf is chosen will receive a check for $7000, and those not chosen get to return home!

Where can I get my ticket?

Tickets can be purchased from any WHA board or Breed Improvement committee member, or the state office by calling 1-800-223-4269.

Additional Information

All calves entered prior to spring show will be on display at the show and led into the ring at the time of the drawing. The Wisconsin Holstein News will feature a special section on the entered calves in the March and April issues. This is a great opportunity to promote the heifers entered!

WI Holstein Treasure Quest Calf Entry Form Heifer’s Registered Name ___________________________________________________________________________ Registration # _______________________________ Sire: __________________________________________

Birthdate ______________________________ Dam: __________________________________________

Dam’s Production Record: ______ Age ______ days ______________ M ________ F ________ P Owner’s Name: ___________________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________ City, State, Zip: _______________________________ Telephone: _______________________________

E-mail: _______________________________________

Signature: ___________________________________________ o I have enclosed my $50 non-refundable application fee. By entering your calf in the Treasure Quest, you are committed to Due by February 1, 2013 to potentially having the calf selected as the winner. WI Holstein Association, 902 Eighth Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013

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Distinguished Junior Member Roundtable Do you ever wonder what happened to the outstanding junior members from years past? As a bonus to the write-ups featuring this year’s Distinguished Junior Members, we decided to catch up with some DJMs from the last 30 years and ask them about their experiences with the Junior Holstein Association. Thank you to all who participated in the roundtable. 1. Tell us about yourself. Maureen Lee, DJM 2008: I currently live in New York City and work as a paralegal in a prestigious law firm. I have had the opportunity to experience a great appreciation for my history with the Holstein industry. This appreciation was greatly emphasized because of my extreme change in scenery. Growing up on a small dairy with my parents and two siblings in rural Wisconsin is radically different than dodging through the busy streets of Manhattan. Every day I am grateful for the challenges and opportuMaureen Lee nities that my farm background has given me. For starters, being in the dairy industry allowed me attend an Ivy League school, travel to Italy with the Cornell Dairy Club to view a new perspective of agriculture, intern with colleagues who have great work ethic and were some of the best in their field, graduate from Cornell University with a dual-major in Animal Science and Communications with a minor in business, use the work-ethic and marketing skills I have developed throughout my dairy career to locate a job that I would enjoy and continue to grow within. Looking back I know I would never be sitting on the 21st floor of a law firm without the dairy industry and my family’s push to give the best effort in every task. My goal was to become an agricultural lawyer and stay close to dairy influencing policy. While I no longer have plans to continue on to law school, I plan to find some way back to the dairy industry. I am a farm kid after all. Danyel Hosto, DJM 2003: I have my Holstein roots at Hosto Registered Holsteins, a 50-cow dairy in Juda. In 2009, I graduated from UW-Madison after studying Dairy Science and Life Sciences Communication. Campus involvements have carried over into ‘life after college’ as I am still involved with the Association of Women in Agriculture, serving as Corporation Board President. Professionally, I began my career with CRV, a cattle improvement organization the provides AI genetics and reproductive Danyel Hosto services to dairy and beef producers, in 2009 as a marketing coordinator for the newly opened US business. I eagerly accepted the opportunity in 2012 to follow my career by moving to the Netherlands and working in CRV’s global marketing and sales department as a marketing consultant. Nate Dorshorst, DJM 1998: I was raised on a 50 cow Registered Holstein dairy farm in Junction City, where I grew up working on the family farm and riding on calls with my father, a large animal veterinarian. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison receiving my Bachelors of Science in Dairy Science (2002) and my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (2006). Upon graduation, I was hired by Lodi Veterinary Care (LVC), located in the rich dairy country just north of Madison. Over my six years of employment I became American Embryo Transfer Association certified, founded the advanced reproductive division of the business and gradually transitioned from a general practitioner to a full-time ET practitioner. Through the tremendous support of my colleagues and partners at LVC we have developed a donor boarding program which can board up to 90 head including lactating dairy cows, a beef recipient program consisting of 150 head, a USDA certified collection facility for export, and an IVF program through a partnership with the biotechnology company Minitube of America. In 2010 I became a partner in the practice. Lodi Veterinary Care is now a 20 doctor practice with four divisions: Companion Animal, 26–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013

Equine, Livestock and Bovine Advanced Reproduction. My wife Melissa, a structural engineer, and our three boys, Braedon (5), Owen (3), and Everett (1) reside in Arlington. We are expecting our fourth child in February. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, gardening, hiking and showing Registered Holsteins.

Nate & Melissa Dorshorst with sons Owen, Everett & Braedon

Shannon Hayes, DJM 1993: Currently, I serve as managing editor of Agri-View newspaper. I’ve been with Agri-View for a total of six years – I served as assistant editor following college, 1998-2001. I came back as managing editor in 2009 and remain with the newspaper. Agri-View publishes World Dairy Expo’s Expo Daily Edition newspaper, so I am also the editor of that publication. Along with my full-time position with the newspaper, I manage social media and assist with communicaShannon Hayes tions for Jetstream Genetics and manage social media for Butlerview Farm. With photography in my blood (my mother is a dairy cattle photographer), I do occasional special event photography as well as dog show/portrait photography, specializing in collies. In the past, following my first stint with Agri-View, I worked in communications for the UW-Discovery Farms research project for two years, I sold men’s suits for Marshall Fields and Macy’s for five years and I was a realtor in the Madison area for three years. I grew up in New Glarus and was active in the Green County Junior Holstein program. We had a 50-cow Registered Holstein dairy - Autumn-Sun Farm, which was dispersed in 1992. My family’s herd was active in marketing embryos for export. In 1998 I graduated from UW-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism. I remained active for a time with my county Holstein association, serving on the board and assisting with our District 6 Show and the county sale. At present, I reside in Madison. Marjorie Stieve, DJM 1988: I count myself fortunate to have had so many great opportunities in my life. Growing up the youngest of eight kids on a dairy farm outside of Baraboo, we were taught the value of hard work and the importance of making a difference for others. Our farm was mainly grade Holstein cattle with just enough registered animals that we could take advantage of showing at district, state show and state fair while participating in many of the activities the WI Holstein Marjorie Stieve Association and 4-H had to offer. Those team skills, work ethic and values learned on the farm still serve me well today through the great career opportunities I’ve had within our industry. I’ve worked for three really strong organizations and have been fortunate to contribute through those roles in such special ways. Working first for World Dairy Expo for close to a dozen years was unique. There are so many behind the scenes things that have to take place throughout the year to ensure everyone who attends

and participates in the show can have a great experience. It was a challenging and rewarding experience. Spending close to nine of my last years on staff as the Marketing Manager, the experiences I treasure most was working with our honorary recognition award recipients and the many special, talented and dedicated members of the agricultural media throughout the world. Moving onto a newly created role of Sales & Marketing Manager for Agri-View Newspaper gave me the opportunity to work from within the publishing world. Working with a great sales and editorial team to publish a weekly newspaper with the circulation of roughly 41,000 throughout Wisconsin and into counties of surrounding states was a tremendous experience. I thrived on the pace and the opportunity to create new business opportunities. For about six and a half years now I’ve been an employee-owner of Vita Plus working as the Marketing Services Manager based in our Madison office. I get to work alongside of 360 some other employee owners offering nutritional consulting and expertise in all areas of farm management to dairy, swine and beef producers across the Midwest. My role focuses on the execution of our overall marketing efforts, branding activities, communications, media relations and event planning. I also have the opportunity to get involved in key training and culture building initiatives. I love it and am fortunate to have a great marketing team assisting with all of these efforts to help our staff serve customers. Since transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Madison my junior year and completing my B.S. degree in Agricultural Journalism I’ve never left Madison. I live on the west-side and am blessed to have an ever-growing large extended family that I enjoy being a part of. Rick Julka, DJM 1983: I was raised on my family’s registered dairy farm of 70 head, Jul-Farm, in Malone with my parents, Connie and the late Joe Julka and my siblings, Randy and Lori. Throughout my life, I was an active member of the Fond du Lac County Junior Holstein Association, Taft 23 4-H Club and the New Holstein FFA Chapter, receiving an American Farmer Degree in 1985. Following graduation from the FFA program, I served on the New Holstein FFA Alumni Rick Julka Board from 1989 to 1995, serving as president in my final year. Before returning to work on the farm, I attended the UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course. During that time, I also helped prepare cattle for sale at Great Northern. From 1984 to 1999, I assisted in the day-to-day operations of my family farm with my parents until the untimely death of my father. In 1999, we had a 30,000-pound herd average with a BAA of 106. The next move took me to Vir-Clar Farms with Gary and Rose Boyke. From 1999 to 2010, I worked as manager of the crops, maintenance and digest programs on the successful dairy operation. Today, I remain active in the agriculture industry through the dairy transportation field with Ottery Transportation in Fond du Lac. 2. What were your involvements in the Junior Holstein Association and what is your current involvement in the Holstein Association/Holstein industry? Lee: Currently living with the city-grown type, I feel much more diverse in my life experiences. I was able to participate in a variety of experiences at a young age due to my involvement in the dairy industry and the Junior Holstein Association. I was able to spend every day outside - I know what it is to stand and chip away at frozen gallons of water in the freezing winters of Wisconsin. I didn’t get in trouble for missing my curfew - I was home doing the chores every night. I didn’t hang out at the pool all summer, I was on an adventurous road trip around the state, going from show-to-show. I also missed a lot of school to enjoy the excitement of World Dairy Expo and collect sweatshirts at the Grand National Junior Show in Louisville. At the end of the year I traveled to a different county to join up with my peers and compete in a variety of contests at the Junior Holstein convention.

Nothing has ever been more stressful or fun than playing a round of quiz bowl. And certainly one of my favorite Junior Holstein events of the year was going to National Convention, a new state every year. Hanging out with great friends and making new ones in New Jersey, Ohio, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and more... I can consider myself a real traveler. I still own a few Holsteins from the Pongo family that live at my parents’ farm. Hosto: During my junior years, Junior Holsteins was a cornerstone to my agricultural development. I participated in everything: judging and classification clinics, shows and showmanship, and always my favorite – quiz bowl competitions. Although I don’t currently own Holstein cattle, CRV keeps me connected to Registered Holsteins and many Wisconsin breeders I’ve known growing up as we source bulls from their thoughtfully developed maternal lines, see them at the local farm shows, or representing the company as we support the junior organization that helped develop me and so many other Holstein youth. Dorshorst: My involvement in the Junior Holstein Association began, like many, at a young age in the showring. I was 6 when I first showed a calf named “Zera” and received a beautiful red ribbon at our District 4 Show. The enthusiasm for showing Registered Holsteins grew like a disease every year and it wasn’t long before District and State Holstein shows became my favorite summer events – with yearlong preparation!! I was also heavily involved in dairy quiz bowl where we were state champions in the junior division in 1994 and in the senior division in 1999 and 2001. We went on to compete for Wisconsin at three national conventions (Seattle, WA, Boise, ID and Cedar Rapids, IA) – what an opportunity to travel at a young age to meet and network with other young Holstein enthusiasts! I was also very active in the county association holding every office and working on various fundraisers and events including our annual consignment sale, The Purple Ribbon. I also taught at several professional dairy fitting and judging workshops and attended cow camp regularly. I have served on the scholarship committee for several years now and have also enjoyed serving as a dairy bowl judge at state conventions and taught various workshops at cow camp. I look forward to becoming more involved as my children enter the association. Hayes: While in Junior Holsteins I was most active in dairy quiz bowl, and was a member of at least two teams that won the state contest and one that won the national contest. I was also a Trip Award participant, scholarship winner and regular judging and classification contest participant. At that time I owned cattle that were recognized with production and junior progressive breeder awards. Active in the showring at every opportunity, I exhibited annually at our District 6 Show, often at the State Championship Show, multiple times at World Dairy Expo and once at the Grand National Junior Show at the NAILE in Louisville. The past few years I have not been involved in the Holstein Association beyond making sure to feature Registered Holstein breeders and junior achievements as well as show results whenever possible – Registered Holstein breeder stories are my favorite to write for our paper. My involvement in World Dairy Expo, through the daily newspaper there, helps me keep my finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the showring. I keep close tabs on the issues affecting all aspects of the dairy industry and agriculture on a daily basis through my work at Agri-View. I still travel to our State Show to watch whenever possible, as well as occasionally to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, cheering on Wisconsin dairy exhibitors. This year I served as a judge for Wisconsin’s Distinguished Junior Member award forms and interviews. Stieve: I loved being an active member of the Sauk County and Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association. Dairy judging, dairy bowls, various workshops and leadership opportunities such as hosting the junior state convention are activities that stick out in my mind. Although, we didn’t realize it at the time as juniors some of those same relationships that developed continue today as many of us still work within the industry and within the same circles. Although, I’m not fortunate to own cattle anymore and don’t directly assist with any Holstein Association activities I’ve found wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013-27

numerous other opportunities to help fortify the agricultural industry and have focused in on helping to educate consumers about modern production practices, the environmental stewardship of today’s farmers and the safe, quality, wholesome food supply we enjoy here in the U.S. Some of my various volunteer activities on boards include contributing to the Wisconsin Agricultural & Life Sciences Alumni Association, the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, the Association of Women in Agriculture, the National Agri-Marketing Association, and WDE Management. I’ve also had the opportunity to take on leadership roles and various special projects for the Cows on the Concourse event, the Dairy Business Association and the Community Support Network, Inc., to name just a few. Julka: I gained a passion for the dairy industry at a young age through involvement in 4-H, FFA and the Junior Holstein Association. While a member of the Fond du Lac County Junior Holstein Association, I served as treasurer for three years and received a 125,000 pound Production Award with Kindsdale Temple Violet, who was also a Gold Medal Dam. In 1984, I was recognized as a Distinguished Junior Member for the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association, followed by a Junior Progressive Breeder Award in 1985. Following graduation from the Junior Holstein Association, I served as president of the Fond du Lac County Agri-Business Council and Forage Council and served as chairman of the Walleye Weekend Milk Carton Boat Races and co-chairman for the 2009 Fond du Lac County Breakfast on the Farm. Today, I continue my involvement in the industry as a member of the Fond du Lac County Holstein Association, president of the Fond du Lac County Farm Bureau and as Tractor Safety Educator in Fond du Lac County for 30 years. I was also instrumental in the inception of the Fond du Lac County Holstein Futurity and continue to serve as chairman. 3. What were the greatest benefits from your participation as a junior member? Lee: I grew up working with Holsteins. And by participating in every event that I could, I gained the benefits. Through dairy bowl, dairy judging and even the wheelbarrow race at the State Show, I learned how to work in a team and understand the value of every player. At convention, I was a regular in the speaking contest which helped my writing and speaking skills. Certainly the Bell-A-Ring contest at convention was helpful in overcoming my shyness. When I was older and started filling out junior member forms, I was able to benefit from the record-keeping and interview skills that I developed. All of my activities in Junior Holstein gave me the greatest benefit of all: a network of lifelong friends and great people who live a great way of life. Hosto: Aside from the ability to impress people with random recall of cows, bulls and facts that were engrained in my head through the years with quiz bowl – I’ve benefited the most through the network and connections I’ve been able to build by becoming involved. Getting involved with state and national level shows and competitions introduced me to the industry beyond my back yard. The people I’ve met have grown to be my associates, competitors, customers and friends in the industry. It’s not only working with these individuals – these are also the people that you celebrate weddings with and pull together with during hardships – the dairy industry is a community. Dorshorst: For me, the greatest benefit from my involvement with the junior association was all the friendships gained and memories made in the process. I would never have met some of my best friends if it weren’t for Junior Holstein activities. Additionally, the networking was greater than I realized at the time. We were just having fun in the moment but now I can appreciate that I was actually networking and laying the foundation for relationships with future clients, colleagues and industry professionals. Hayes: The connections with other industry people are a priceless benefit. This organization is filled with a fantastic network of people and the dairy industry is a very small world. On a daily basis, in my work at Agri-View, familiar names come across my desk that were active or involved somehow in the Junior association 28–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013

at the same time I was – many of them are still involved. My Junior Holstein involvement laid the groundwork for a familiarity with many other industry people, which is important in my job at AgriView for seeking out good stories to share with readers, securing reliable sources for news and informational stories, and valuing diversity in types of dairy operations. My Junior Holstein Association involvement also cemented my love of the Registered Holstein cow. Although I don’t own any cattle at present, I will always be connected and involved with the Registered Holstein industry as a strong ally. Stieve: I think participating as a junior member helped me start early in developing my project management skills, ability to make things happen and get critical things done. Perhaps that seems simple but those early experiences were crucial in laying a foundation to the core skills I use every day in my work and personal life. They were also foundational because of networking and communication and leadership skills that get developed along the way of having fun and participating in various activities. I also think being a junior member in such an active organization and through 4-H you saw at every meeting and almost every day and how critically important adult volunteers are not only to keep organizations strong but to help put in time developing youth. I had my parents and brothers and sisters along with many great mentors and leaders who put in tremendous amounts of time and their talents. This sticks with me today as I work to do the same with whatever organizations I’m committed to. Julka: Involvement in the agriculture industry has always been important to me because it is part of my livelihood and my family’s passion. My experiences in the Junior Holstein Association brought me contacts and knowledge in an ever changing and growing industry. Through these organizations, I learned what it means to be a leader and how I can make a difference in the field that I have been employed in throughout my life. 4. What was your favorite activity or memory during your years as a Junior Holstein member? Lee: My favorite activity within the Holstein Association was showing. I was able to start showing at three years old and grow my own herd of Holsteins with the calf my parents got me. It became my cow family that I was proud, and still am, to continue and show. While I currently no longer show, I am happy to sell my animals to younger people and young farmers who are looking to grow their own herd. At every show, I felt strongly about my participation in the bred and owned competition. In 2007, at the WI Junior State Fair I received one of my greatest accomplishments, winning Junior Champion with a heifer that was out of the cow family that my parents had gotten me at three. And there can be no better place than standing in the aisle of a barn before show day and seeing all your friends who were from all over the country. Hosto: Oh boy, specific memory from Junior Holsteins? The entire year I served as Princess Attendant was a spectacular memory. The people, breeders and tanbark champions I became better acquainted with was enough to make the hundreds of miles on the road worth it through the year. The ring side seats at World Dairy Expo and friendship I built with my royalty cohort, Shannon Dwyer, was the icing on the cake. Dorshorst: Although I have gained many great memories (and some blackmail) from the state Junior Holstein conventions, looking back I would have to say that my favorite activity and one that I miss the most now was gearing up the show string during the summer and exhibiting at the District and State Holstein shows. For us it was a multi-generational family event and often was in lieu of other family vacations. We often wondered if a more traditional family vacation might be more relaxing but in the end it was always so much fun and worth all the effort. I still believe these events are the sport of the dairy industry which serves an important role, both as an advertising tool and as a social event for dairy producers. I am excited as my children reach the age where I can share this treasured experience with them as well. Hayes: Dairy quiz bowl was a lot of fun and is an outstanding learning opportunity that I still benefit from today. It could be tense and nail biting in the heat of competition, but the broad variety

of topics on the resource list, from health and management to current events and history, provided a basic level of understanding and knowledge, which I have always drawn from – in college for my dairy science classes and continuously at Agri-View. The opportunities to travel to a couple national conventions for dairy bowl also helped foster my interest in travel and curiosity for exploring new places. Specifically, when the dairy bowl team I was on won the national contest at the convention in Charleston, S.C., stands out. It was exciting to be a part of that winning team, but it was also a fantastic convention with opportunities to explore a very different part of the U.S. The trip to Seattle a couple years later for another National Holstein Convention, competing in dairy bowl also stands out – that trip included a visit to Carnation Farms, which is beautiful, as well as historically interesting and important for the Holstein breed. Stieve: The state Holstein Trip Award really sticks out in my mind. I think this was in 1987 or 1988. We had a great group of youth participating and really good trip leaders. It was eye opening to visit some of the really good Holstein herds we did and we had a lot of fun pulling a few pranks on the adults. I also really enjoyed being part of the team that helped Sauk County host the junior convention somewhere in that timeframe. Julka: My favorite Junior Holstein Association memories were always made at the Wisconsin State Fair, where I had the opportunity to meet numerous contacts in the dairy industry, create lasting friendships and have fun. The Wisconsin State Fair was always the one time of year that I looked forward to because I learned so much from knowledgeable people in the industry each year and my experiences from year to year were always different. 5. Any other information you would like to share with us? Hosto: The dairy industry really is a tight network – state to state and country to country. With internet, social media and smartphone technology this network just grows closer every day. Our values from the dairy industry and love of the Holstein cow connect us worldwide. Many of us came from a small town like Juda, but our involvement with the Holstein cow has placed us in a global, dairy world. Dorshorst: I feel honored to contribute my skills as an ET practitioner towards building the legacy that is the Holstein breed. This is not only because of my love for the “foster mother” of the human race, but also because I believe dairy farmers are great people to work with! Nearly every day I am reminded how proud I am to be working side by side with such honest, hard working individuals who take so much pride in producing healthy food and world renowned genetics. I am confident of the future of our dairy industry – that it will remain strong through these changing times, and am excited to see what the future holds for the Registered Holstein and our association. Hayes: I’m always looking for great registered dairy stories to share with our Agri-View readers – people who are passionate about what they do. We welcome your ideas: agriview@ Stieve: I love to see that the Junior Holstein Association continues to be strong and diversified in welcoming younger members as it has so many great experiences and skill building opportunities to offer. As I said, we didn’t always have as good as registered cattle as some but I gained so much from my participation. I only filled out the Distinguished Junior Member application form one year and was very honored to be asked to interview for the Outstanding Member and be recognized amongst such a talented and dedicated group of individuals. Julka: The Junior Holstein Association paired with my additional involvement gave me a chance to gain leadership skills, travel and make friends across the industry. I have learned so much based on both my involvement and employment, including a trip to Germany to learn about the operation of a German-made digester for Vir-Clar Farms. During the trip, I toured farms with the digesters, witnessed operation of the digester and learned proper maintenance to bring back to the dairy operation. The Junior Holstein Association has taught me so much and prepared me well for my involvement and employment later in life.

Dr. Chris Booth Begins Term as Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association President Elect

Madison: Chris Booth, DVM assumed the role of President Elect for the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) at its 97th Annual Convention on Friday, October 12. Dr. Booth will serve as President Elect for one year before assuming the presidency in 2013. Dr. Booth graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He has been a WVMA member since then. Currently, Dr. Booth is part-owner of Dairy Doctors Veterinary Service in Plymouth, Wis. His vision for the WVMA is “to provide leadership and guidance that continues to foster the WVMA mission, ‘To advocate and promote veterinary medicine, while enriching human and animal health.’” Dr. Booth hopes to encourage members to be actively involved in the WVMA no matter how big or small their contribution to aid their profession in progressing into the future. Dr. Booth has served on numerous WVMA committees including Public Health and Food Safety, and Large Animal Welfare. He has participated in the American Veterinary Medical Association Emerging Leaders Conference, the National Holstein Foundation’s Young Dairy Leaders Institute, and the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Manager’s Academy. Currently, Dr. Booth serves on the Sheboygan County Holstein Association Board of Directors and is a state junior advisor for the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association. In addition, Dr. Booth also serves as a county-wide 4-H dairy leader. He and his wife, Courtney, have four children – Cole, Ava, Campbell and Royce. Together they own Booth-Haven Holsteins, a small show heifer and cow care operation. The Booth family enjoys exhibiting show cattle and teaching others about agriculture.

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2012 Wisconsin Top Performer Application Form

Name of animal: ______________________________________ Reg. # _____________________ Owner: _____________________________________________________ Address:_____________________________________________________ Telephone _________________________________ E-mail _________________________________ Final Score ______________ Age at Classification ______________ BAA of Animal ____________ Lactation Number When Classified ____________

Months in Milk when Classified ___________

305 Day (or less) Record ___________________________________________________________________________________ Age Days Milk # BF% BF# True P% True P#

__________ X 20 or 25* + __________ + __________= __________ BAA #Fat #Protein Ranking Points Contest Rules: 1.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Production records completed from January 1 to December 31, 2012. Limit of 5 applications per age division and postmarked by Saturday, January 12, 2013. All production records should be 305 days or less. Cow must be classified at least GP if a 2 year old or VG if 3 year old or older. Classification should be from the lactation being submitted for award. You may also submit a pedigree for classification verification if needed. For permanently scored cows, the permanent score will be used. Cows must be housed in Wisconsin for the entire lactation to receive recognition. This contest is for Wisconsin Holstein Association members. All records will be entered on a TRUE PROTEIN BASIS. *2 & 3 year olds use 20 for the multiplier; all older animals use 25 as the multiplier to obtain ranking points.

Materials to be submitted with the application form for eligibility:

1. 2. 3.

A copy of the Official Test Sheet for the lactation being considered. A copy of the registration paper as proof of registration and ownership. A copy of the official BAA print out of traits provided after classification on farm or received in mail.

Send entries to: WI Holstein Assn., 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 or fax 608-356-6312 or email 30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013

Harmony-H Boss Iron Xaviera

Harmony-H Boss Iron Hager

EX-90 pictured in 6th lact.

EX-90 pictured in 5th lact.

2-01 300 19,491 3.55F 3.06P 3-00 333 23,432 3.56F 2.96P 4-01 274 24,023 3.51F 2.93P 5-00 283 25,187 3.46F 2.67P 5-11 284 25,536 3.51F 2.76P 6-10 272 20,266 3.59F 2.72P 7-09 220 22,510 3.40F 2.60P inc.

1-11 250 15,850 3.76F 3.09P 2-10 365 23,220 3.97F 3.14P 4-01 348 27,490 3.76F 2.92P 5-03 296 23,829 3.21F 2.74P 6-03 365 28,226 3.77F 2.86P 7-07 191 17,394 3.30F 2.70P inc.

Harmony-H Boss Iron Lila EX-90

Harmony-H Boss Iron Afton

2-01 365 24,422 3.99F 3.15P 3-03 365 31,066 3.95F 3.05P 5-11 365 33,703 4.20F 3.00P Lifetime to date: 1931 134,111 4.1F 3.2P

EX-90 pictured in 6th lact.

Dam: Harmony-H Manfred Lilli VG-86 Lifetime to date: 3215 271,273 3.4F 2.8P 2nd Dam: Harmony Brock Leona EX-90 Lifetime: 1194 158,817 3.8 6073 3.0 4790


1-11 306 19,556 3.24F 2.82P 2-11 365 27,730 3.17F 2.88P 4-02 344 24,413 3.16F 2.89P 5-03 275 21,193 3.12F 2.88P 6-02 289 19,894 3.13F 2.81P 7-01 329 26,014 3.38F 2.78P 8-02 126 10,549 3.00F 2.70P inc.

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RHA: 96 cows 22,465 3.52F 2.89P • 94 SCC • BAA: 105.2% wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013-31

National Holstein Women’s Scholarships Available

The National Hostein Women’s Scholarship Organization is excited to announce a new format for the 2013 NHWSO application. In an effort to streamline our scholarship, judges will judge and pre-screen all applications, inviting a select group to the 2013 National Convention in Indiana for a personal interview. Finalists selected for the interview will be notified by April 5, 2013 to allow for travel arrangements. Completed applications include the application form, college transcript, resume, essay and video, and must be postmarked by February 1, 2013. Applications are available online at, or check out the National Holstein Women’s Scholarship Organization Facebook page for updates. Contact Alicia Lamb, NHWSO Scholarship Chairperson, at or 585-9938026 for more information. The National Holstein Women’s Scholarship Organization was founded with the purpose of providing financial assistance in the form of scholarships to deserving young men and women in furthering their college education. The first scholarship was awarded in 1980, and since that time, NHWSO has been able to provide 145 scholarships totaling $165,000. In 2012, the NHWSO awarded three $2000 scholarships and two $1000 scholarships. The NHWSO is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax exempt organization. Funds generated at the NHWSO silent auction during the National Convention, as well as personal and corporate donations, enable the efforts of the organization.

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★ Mr GoldNOak HarryWinston-ET *TL TV TY sired by Charlesdale SuperstitionET; dam is Gold-N-Oaks S Marbella-ET, classified VG-89 DOM. Bred by Arabell Syndicate, Barneveld. ★ Rosylane-LLC Josiah-ET *TL TV sired by Berryridge Jeeves Jives-ET; dam is Rosylane-LLC Ramos 4273. Bred by Rosy Lane Holsteins, Watertown. ★ Crest-View-Acres Scotty-ET *TL TV TY sired by Charlesdale Superstition-ET; dam is Crest-View-Acres Plt Silka, classified VG-85 DOM. Bred by Steve Holte, Westby. ★ Sandy-Valley Lego-ET *TL TV TY sired by Schillview Oman Gerard-ET; dam is Sandy-Valley Mac Lydia, classified VG-87. Bred by Sandy Valley Farms, Stevens Point. ★ Level-Plain Bookem Carlo *TL TV TY sired by De-Su 521 Bookem-ET; dam is Level-Plain Jeeves Carolyn, classified GP-82. Bred by Keith & Nicole Nettekoven, Menasha. ★ B-S-D Bookem Clayton-ET *TL TV TY sired by De-Su 521 Bookem-ET; dam is Brandt-View Colby Clara-ET, classified VG-85. Bred by Art & Lori Meinholz, Middleton. ★ Fustead Bookem Sixto *TL TV TY sired by De-Su 521 Bookem-ET; dam is Fustead Sandy Sequoia-ET, classified VG-88. Bred by Brian Fust, Wausau. ★ Windleway Delavan-ET *TL TV TY sired by Flevo Genetics Snowman-ET; dam is Coppertop Mascol Dani-ET, classified VG-86. Bred by Dave Windle, Withee. ★ Gold-N-Oaks Memphis *TL TV TY sired by Co-op O-Style Oman Just-ET; dam is Gold-N-Oaks Shili 1802-ET, classified VG-87. Bred by John Swenson, Barneveld. ★ Teemar Shamrock Alphabet-ET *TL TV TY sired by Ladys-Manor PL ShamrockET; dam is Teemar Ramos Affirm, classified VG-86. Bred by Mark Paul, Luxemburg. ★ Teemar Allegro-ET *TL TV TY sired by Lotta-Hill Shottle 41-ET; dam is Neu-Way Jose Allie-ET, classified VG-86 DOM. Bred by Mark Paul, Luxemburg. ★ Honeycrest Gossamer *TL TV TY sired by Regancrest AltaIota-ET; dam is Honeycrest Jeeves Geneva-ET, classified VG-85. Bred by Honeycrest Farms, Inc., Spring Valley.

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★ Rugg-Doc Freddie Cheech-ET sired by Badger-Bluff Fanny Freddie-ET; dam is Ms Rugg-Doc Arms Chipper-ET, classified VG-88 DOM. Bred by Dr. Jeff Rugg, Stevens Point. ★ Wysslawn Turbo-ET sired by Charlesdale Superstition; dam is Grandeur Jeeves TrudyET, classified VG-85. Bred by Richard Wyss, Downing. ★ Way-Ok Domain Pride-ET sired by Ronelee Toystory Domain-ET; dam is LudwigsDG Shtl Princess-ET, classified VG-86. Bred by Wayne Blaser, Downing. ★ Mr Bremer Bri-Chri Shark-ET sired by Long-Langs Oman Oman-ET; dam is Vioris Baxter Sharp-ET, classified VG-86. Bred by Ferdi Seeuws, Sheldon. ★ Sandy-Valley Ferdinand-ET sired by Badger-Bluff Fanny Freddie-ET; dam is SandyValley SS Firesong-ET, classified VG-87 DOM. Bred by Sandy Valley Farms, Scandinavia. ★ Straussdale Leland 167-ET sired by De-Su Observer-ET; dam is Straussdale B JS Louella-ET, classified VG-87 DOM. Bred by Bruce Strauss, Lake Mills. ★ Level-Plain Ravish Doyle-ET sired by Regancrest Ravish; dam is Ron-Nene Burt Dandy-ET, classified VG-85. Bred by Keith Nettekoven, Menasha. 32–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013

STUDENT PROFILE Name: Hayden Hauschildt Hometown: Ellsworth, WI High School: Ellsworth High School Class Size: 144 Farm: Jim Dandi Holsteins & Jaden Swiss Major: Dairy Science Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? There has always been a sense of pride for the state that I grew up in. Watching the Badgers play sports on TV, I made it a goal of mine to be able to call myself a Badger. In high school my intentions were to wrestle for UW-Madison but by the end of my senior year I could not ignore my passion for cows and the dairy industry. This fit perfectly with my existing plans since Madison is one of the best agricultural schools in the country. What has been your most memorable college experience? There has been an incredible amount of fun memories as well as a lot of memories that have provided great learning experiences. One memory has provided both. This year I got the opportunity to work for Daryl and Pam Nunes at Ocean View Farms. These employers are great people to work for not only because of the learning experience they have provided me with but also kindness and fun working environment they have instituted at their farm. What has been your favorite course? My favorite course that I have taken has been Integrated Liberal Studies 200. This class helped further develop my writing and speaking skills which has proven to be very helpful. One area where this was seen was in the 2012 World Dairy Expo Intercollegiate dairy judging contest. With the help of my coaches and teammates I was able to uphold the long tradition in Madison history of winning the Dr. Dave Dickson oral reasons award. The class ILS 200 has also been a big part of this award. What are your future career goals? After school I am going home to do what I enjoy most and farm with my family. Many of my long term goals cannot be reached without my family and the home farm. This makes it an easy decision.

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

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Happy New Year!

2013 Junior Membership Renewals

All membership renewal notices for 2013 were sent from the office in October 2012. Members with an email on file would have received an email from the association notifying them of their 2013 membership amount. Please print your email notice and submit with payment to the office by January 18, 2013. In order to exhibit at our WHA shows and attend our junior events, membership for the year needs to be paid before you attend. If you have not seen a notice please let Sharon know at the office. We have found a number of old and obsolete emails in the database so please help us keep your information up to date!

Scholarship Opportunities

The 2013 Wisconsin Holstein Scholarship applications are due to be postmarked by March 1, 2013. The Association has awarded an average of $10,000 to members in order to assist them in their rising education expenses. Each year, loyal donors contribute items to our scholarship auctions at Junior Convention and Adult Convention in order to sustain our memorial scholarships and general scholarship fund. To the members that purchase these items in our auctions and the donors that offer these items for auction, we thank you! Watch the February Holstein News for a full list of items being auctioned off at Adult Convention for our 2013 scholarship fund. An additional scholarship available to Junior Holstein members is the John and Isabelle Ames Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship, established in memory of John and Isabelle Ames of Ames-Way Holsteins in Darien, Wisconsin, is a $500 award to be given upon proof of registration for classes during the second semester of the current school year. Mr. and Mrs. Ames were avid supporters of education. All nine of their children received a college degree, which was a source of pride for them. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment toward completion of a degree. A link to both scholarship applications can be found on our website under the calendar of events.

$$ Holsti-Buck Corner $$ Earn Holsti-Bucks for your county! Due February 1 to WHA, 902 8th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913 or email Larry at Remember to include your name and county. 1. Name the photographer that photographed the Rock County Junior Holstein members on the cover the December 2012 News. 2. Name the seven 2012 annual sponsors of the Wisconsin Holstein Association. 3. What was the column name of the 2012 Wisconsin Holstein Princess? 4. What is the Rolling Herd Average of Blue Star Dairy Farms 5. What is the date of the Wisconsin Holstein State Showcase Sale? 6. Name the four individuals from Wisconsin that competed on the WI 4-H Judging Team at NAILE in 2012? 7. Name the two individuals that placed 1st and 2nd, respectively, on the written exam at the National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl contest. 8. What junior member received the Great Northern Cup at the Junior Wisconsin State Fair? 9. When are the 2013 scholarship applications due to the office? 10. Where is the 2013 Wisconsin Holstein State Show being held?

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2013 Calendar of Events January 1 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity entries due. Must be postmarked on this date for the regular entry fee. February 1 2013 Treasure Quest Heifer entry deadline National Holstein Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Scholarship Application Deadline 1 6-8 2013 Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge, hosted by Lakeshore Technical College in Manitowoc, WI 22 Wisconsin Holstein Futures Sale, Wausau Stoney Creek Inn, Rothschild March 1 Deadline for Wisconsin Holstein Scholarship Applications 1 Deadline for John and Isabelle Ames Memorial Scholarship 9 16th Badger Invitational, University of WI-Madison Stock Pavilion, Madison, WI. 16 Green/Rock Dual County Sale, Wisconsin Farm Auction Facility, Brooklyn, 12 noon 16 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, Weyauwega 22 The Quest for Success Sale, Marion 23 Purple Ribbon Heifer Sale, Marshfield 23 MilkSource Tag Event, Kaukauna April 8 WI Holstein State Showcase Sale 20 Midwest National Spring Show, Jefferson 30 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity LATE entries due. Must be postmarked on this date to be entered. Late fee applies. May TBD - Cow Camp June 14 District 10 Holstein Show, Calumet County Fair Grounds, Chilton 18 District 6 Holstein Show, Dane County Fair Grounds, Stoughton 19 District 7 Holstein Show, Outagamie County Fair Grounds, Seymour 20 District 4 Holstein Show, Central Wisconsin State Fair Grounds, Marshfield 20 District 5 Holstein Show, Marquette County Fairgrounds, Westfield 21 District 3 Holstein Show, Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster 24 District 2 Holstein Show, La Crosse County Fairgrounds, West Salem July 8-11 2013 National Holstein Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana 15 Junior Judging and Classification Contest 15-16 Wisconsin State Championship Show, Lancaster, hosted by Grant County



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ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

It’s another new year and more great things are happening with the Wisconsin Holstein Association. The Marathon County Holstein Breeders are busy putting the finishing touches on what looks to be a fun convention on February 22 and 23 in Rothschild. We hope you’ll take some time off and join us for the weekend. It’s a great time to catch up on WHA news and socialize with other members. A schedule and registration form is included in this issue, starting on page 14. Another exciting project that we’ve brought back for a second year is a joint ad buy with HolsteinWorld for the February issues. Please see the announcement on page 20 for more information and if you’d like to take advantage of these special rates for an ad in both publications, please give me a call by January 9. Advertising contracts are available for 2013 - with discounts starting at just four-times per year advertising (any size ad). If you are interested in signing up for a contract and saving money on your ads for the coming year, please give me a call or email and we’ll see what option works best for you and your marketing needs. Deadlines and features for the next few issues are listed on page 16. There are some fun features coming up over the next several months and I encourage you to take a look at what fits your needs and start thinking about what you’d like to advertise. Have a top production cow? A new Genomic Star? A “Hot Dam”? We’ve got issues for all of these along with two Midwest Holsteins issues! Give me a call anytime to discuss how easy it is to put an ad together. Our calendar of events is starting to fill up - if you have a sale or event you’d like included in the News and on our website, please give me or Larry a call or email. A reminder to those of you who have not sent in your WHA membership renewals the February issue will be your last unless we receive your renewal by February 10. If we have an email on file for you, you should have received an email notice for the renewal; otherwise, postcards were mailed to those we did not have emails for. If you did not receive a renewal notice, give Sharon a call at 1-800-223-4269. You can even take care of it over the phone - we now accept credit cards! Hope everyone had a great holiday season & enjoyed some quality time with family and friends. Until next time... 36–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013




January 2013 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 1 2015 Futurity entries due 12 2013 Top Performer entries due (postmarked) February 2013 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 1 2013 Treasure Quest heifer entries due 1 NHWSO scholarship applications due 22-24 WHA Adult Convention, Stoney Creek Inn - Wausau, 1100 Imperial Ave., Rothschild, WI 54474, hosted by Marathon County 22 WI Holstein Futures Sale, Stoney Creek Inn - Wausau, Rothschild March 2013 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 1 Deadline for WHA Scholarships 9 16th Badger Invitational, University of WI-Madison Stock Pavilion, Madison, assisted by Tom Morris Ltd. 16 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, Weyauwega 16 Green|Rock Dual County Sale, Brooklyn 20 WHA Barn Meeting, site TBD 21 WHA Barn Meeting, site TBD 22 The Quest for Success Sale, hosted by Bella-View Holsteins, Marion 23 Milksource Tag Event, Kaukauna 23 Purple Ribbon Classic, Marshfield, managed by Wood Area Holstein Breeders 27 WHA Barn Meeting, site TBD 28 WHA Barn Meeting, site TBD April 2013 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon & Wood counties 8 WI Showcase Sale, Fond du Lac 13 Redfest at Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia, managed by Todd Wendorf 20 Midwest National Spring Show, Jefferson 26 46th Annual Outagamie Spring Sale, Seymour 30 2015 Futurity late entry deadline Other Upcoming Events May 4, 2013 Celebration III Sale hosted by Duckett Holsteins, Marshfield, managed by Mike & Julie Duckett June 14, 2013 District 10 Holstein Show, Chilton June 18, 2013 District 6 Holstein Show, Stoughton June 19, 2013 District 7 Holstein Show, Seymour June 20, 2013 District 4 Holstein Show, Marshfield June 20, 2013 District 5 Holstein Show, Westfield June 21, 2013 District 3 Holstein Show, Lancaster June 24, 2013 District 2 Holstein Show, West Salem July 7-11, 2013 National Holstein Convention, Indianapolis, IN July 9-11, 2013 Farm Technology Days, Barron County July 15-16, 2013 WI Championship Show, Lancaster

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Matthiae Dairy Farm Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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MilkSource Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

AENYA is a beautiful young Advent dtr of Chief Adeen, and

Misty Meadows Wood Products . . . . . . . 35

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AENYA will be flushed soon. If you are interested in adding this famous family to your program, contact Jake Kruschke at 715-220-5364.

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Holstein Association Representatives Sarah Trapp W16080 Merlin Road, Taylor, WI 54659 608-525-2901 cell: 608-628-1978 e-mail: Chris Lyons W 5979 Lee Dr., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 920-563-1082 cell 920-723-2406 e-mail: Dennis Devore 1905 9th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 cell: 319-270-5038 e-mail: 38–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2013

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Norrbom Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 NorthStar Cooperative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Pete’s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Rickert Bros. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Rob-Cri Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman . 25 & 35 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Select Sires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Summit Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Taurus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 & 35 The Practice Veterinary Services . . . . . . . 35 Ultrascan, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 UW-Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 WHA Futures Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6



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January 2013 Wisconsin Holstein News  

January 2013 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring adult convention information, Distinguished Junior members, District 4 report &...

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