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January 2014

Volume 86 No. 1

Adult Convention Information Distinguished Junior Members Past DJM Roundtable Breeder Profile: Royola Holsteins District 7 Report

photos by Beth Herges




2-01 2x 365 30,550 3.8 1170 3.0 924 3-09 2x 305 26,860 3.6 954 3.1 825 4-10 2x 365 40,310 4.1 1637 3.1 1259

2-03 2x 365 22,730 4.2 964 3.2 727 3-08 2x 313 23,220 4.0 924 3.3 756 4-08 2x 312 24,390 3.9 956 3.3 812 5-07 2x 306 24,460 3.9 951 3.3 804 115,000 lbs. lifetime to date

4-05 2x 365 36,970 4.0 1493 3.0 1096


• Reggie x Pandora • Daughters by Zenith, Jordan & Iota

• Shottle x Laudan Padarus VG-88 x Pandora • Daughters by Fever, Iota, Jeeves & Goldsun

• Goldwyn x Pandora • Daughters by Baxter & Champ

Dam: Rabur Outside Pandora EX-91 3E GMD DOM 2-11 2x 362 37,330 3.6 1344 3.1 1152 Lifetime: 2523 190,080 3.7 6988 3.2 6096 2nd Dam: Rabur Rudolph Pair-TW EX-91 3E GMD DOM 6-05 2x 38,120 3.9 1484 2.9 1108 Lifetime: 2810 272,240 3.6 9691 3.0 8195 3rd Dam: Rabur Inspired Parallel-ET EX-92 2E GMD DOM 6-09 2x 355 31,530 3.7 1180 3.1 979 Lifetime: 1743 130,130 3.8 4946 3.2 4209

4th Dam: Rabur TT Pol EX-91 3E GMD DOM 9-00 2x 365 35,060 3.7 1306 2.9 1033 Lifetime: 2781 203,460 3.5 7173 3.1 5704 5th Dam: Rabur M Pollyann EX-90 GMD DOM 7-09 3x 365 37,010 3.4 1249 3.0 1100 Lifetime: 2495 187,680 3.6 6802 3.1 2984

We are currently milking 25 daughters from these cows and look forward to Pandora’s genetics continuing to influence our herd for years to come. We are also excited to see her influence on other herds through purchased offspring. It is a breeder’s dream to have a cow that has been appreciated by so many other breeders and one that has influenced the direction of the breed. We’re proud and happy to have bred her. R. Paul & Darlene Buhr S4166 Orchard Rd., Viroqua, WI 54665 Cell: 608-606-3480 E-mail: PBR Herd - 34 Years PGH Herd - 22 Years

Great pedigrees don’t necessarily make great cows... but great cows make great pedigrees! Robert Wiley

Lea McCullough

Dewgood Bee Wind VG-87 at 2-02 (86 85 88 85 90) GTPI +1935 1-10 2x 162 11,672 3.8 443 3.1 358CP inc. Wind is the 12th generation of VG or EX cows! Her dam is a VG-88 EX-92MS Oman with an EX-93 EX-95MS Goldwyn granddam. With dairy strength from front to rear, a super udder with great attachments and a wide, nicely sloped rump she should be fun to breed from. We are starting to flush her now. ...with several more promising Windbrooks in the calving pen, it appears Windbrook is sireing some great ones!

s we enter a new year with great anticipation of exciting things to come, we continue on an unknown journey. May the joy of the Christmas season be our light in the new year! We have God’s promise A that He sent His son Jesus because He loved us, not to condemn us but to save us from our sin. As always... Success is not what we achieve, but enjoying God’s blessings one at a time!

Dewgood Holsteins

Dean & Wanda Good and Family 7937 Elm Lane Rd., Oconto, WI 54153 Phone and fax: (920) 834-4884 E-mail:

District 7

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 2014

VOLUME 86 No. 1

Features: 10 12 13 16 18 24

Breeder Profile: Royola Holsteins Adult Convention Registration Form Adult Convention Information Great Holsteins from the Great River Country Distinguished Junior Members Past DJM Roundtable

Departments: 8 9 9 11 15 20 22 27 28 29 30

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs From the President: Marci Walker From the Field: Sarah Trapp, Holstein USA Breeder Business Cards Breeder Business Cards District 7 report Behnke’s Bovine Broadcast: WHA Princess Morgan Behnke WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover features five Great Holsteins from the Great River Country in front of the Cranberry Country Lodge. Left to right: Rabur Outside Pandora, Sher-Est S-Wind Saturday, Gettinger Maggie, Snow-N Denises Dellia and Sky-Hi Majority Honey. You can read more about these cows starting on page 16. Convention information and registration can be found on page 12. Photos by John Erbsen, Mary Lippert, Kathy DeBruin, Kathy DeBruin and Pete’s Photo.

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

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

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Marci Walker, President (2016)* - 608-432-3223 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Chris McCullough, Vice President (2016)* - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Paula Bovre, Secretary (2016)* - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Todd Borgwardt, Exec. Committee (2016)* - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Kevin Jorgensen, Exec. Committee (2015) - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Bill Calvert (2015) - 608-732-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Dan Cnossen (2014) - 715-302-1327 N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Matt Lippert (2015)* - 715-213-9441 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 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 Todd Stanek (2015)* - 715-456-8718 E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 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: Paul Buhr - 608-606-3480, Viroqua, WI Corey Geiger - 920-650-0294, Mukwanago, WI WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN NEWS: (ISSN 0194-4401) (USPS 688160) is published 11 times for $50 per year by the Wisconsin Holstein Association, 902 Eighth Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913. Periodical postage paid at Baraboo, WI and additional offices. Additional magazines may be purchased at $5.00 for the first copy and $2.00 for each additional copy. Price includes shipping and handling. Due to the uncertainties of the mail, the NEWS cannot assume responsibility for prior delivery of issues carrying advertising of sales scheduled for less than 14 days after the issue date. Advertising is due the 10th day of the month preceding publication. Advertising cannot be accepted over the phone, except by fax. Ad information must include name, address, phone of advertiser, amount of space needed, color if desired, photos if any and where they are. The Wisconsin Holstein News and its employees do not verify the records, classification scores or any other information that is used in advertising that appears in the Wisconsin Holstein News. The advertiser is solely responsible for the accuracy of all information used in their advertising. The News shall not be held responsible for any loss due to inaccurate information appearing in the News. The employees of the News shall be available to help any member acquire verification for any information appearing in the News. Under federal law, photographer’s pictures are copyrighted and owned by the photographic company. Prints sold are with a “single use” license and, in the case of the News, for use only in current or future issues of the News. Original photos must remain on site and may not be shared as prints or electronically without written permission of the photographic company through which the photo is copyrighted.

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs J Thank you to Heatherstone Enterprises, Wargo Acres and Langer Dairy Farm for hosting the WHA Board and staff on farm tours during the winter board meeting. G Our condolences to the family of Karl Kappelman who passed away recently. A full obituaries is printed below. The Wisconsin Holstein News encourages readers and members to submit information for the Wisconsin Holstein Briefs column. We are looking for news of a wedding, birth announcement, award winner or death that Wisconsin Holstein breeders should know about. High quality, submitted photos will be printed if space is available. Please submit your information to the Wisconsin Holstein News by mail at PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; or email to

Obituaries Karl Kappelman

Karl F. Kappelman, age 86, of 2933 Berringer Road, Two Rivers, died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers. Karl was born November 10, 1927 on the Tills homestead in the Town of Kossuth, son of the late William C. and Clara W. (Tills) Kappelman. He was baptized on November 24, 1927 and confirmed September 1, 1940 at Rockwood Ev. Lutheran Church. Karl attended Meadow Brook School and graduated from Mishicot High School in 1945. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Agricultural Short Course in 1947. Karl was then employed with Lake to Lake Dairy as a field representative until he was drafted into the military where he served in the United States Army from 1951 thru 1953 during the Korean War. After returning home from service Karl was united in marriage to the former Harriet E. Westphalen on March 1, 1953 at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Kiel, WI. The couple then joined a partnership with Karl’s father and brother in a dairy and potato farm, which later evolved into Meadow Brook Dairy Farm. During his farming career Karl was a member and leader in 4-H and participated in many cooperative organizations including Lake to Lake, Federal Land Bank, Farm Bureau, and Farm

Management Association. Karl and his family were active members at Rockwood Ev. Lutheran Church, Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church and Manitowoc Lutheran High School. During their farming career, Karl and his wife hosted many foreign farm trainees from Europe demonstrating dairy farm methods and culture while living and working with the family. During his retirement Karl enjoyed transporting dairy cows and bull calves to the auction market several times a week and nurturing his tree farm in Francis Creek. Karl is survived by his wife: Harriet; children: John (Chris) Kappelman, Cedar Grove; Carla (Dennis) Mastin, VA; David (Patty) Kappelman, Francis Creek; Kathy Kappelman, Manitowoc; Peter (Shellie) Kappelman, Two Rivers; Sarah (Robert) Frey, FL; Robert (Rachel) Kappelman, OR; 19 grandchildren: Dr. Rachel (Dr. Branden) Smith; Joshua (Annie) Kappelman; Dr. Matthew Kappelman and his fiancée Elizabeth Van Asten; Meghan Kappelman; Paul (Katie) Mastin; Ruth (Rev. Aaron) Schumann; Anna (Kyle) Newsom; Daniel Mastin; Jacob (Dawn) Kappelman; Andrea Kappelman; Leah Kappelman; Bethany Kappelman; Mitchell Kappelman; Erin Kappelman; Alyssa Frey; Michael Frey; Caleb Kappelman; Owen Kappelman; Levi Kappelman; 5 great-grandchildren: Kieran; Patrick; Charlotte; Eloise and Henry. He was preceded in death by his parents: William and Clara Kappelman; one grandson: Nicholas Kappelman; one brother: William J. Kappelman and one sister: Ruth (Kappelman) Topp. The family would like to thank Aurora VNA Hospice for the care and compassion given to Karl during his illness.

Membership Renewal Reminder & Notice of News cut-off

Membership renewals for 2014 have been emailed or mailed out to all members. If you have not received a membership renewal, please contact Sharon at 1-800-223-4269 or The February issue will be the last issue received for memberships not renewed by February 12.

Sponsor Spotlight: Siemers Holsteins

Siemers Holsteins is always excited to show fellow Holstein breeders our cattle and hope that when your travels bring you to Northeastern Wisconsin, you will come for a visit. We are located on beautiful Lake Michigan between Milwaukee and Green Bay. Currently we are the fifth and sixth generations to farm. The farm was established in 1890 and registered cattle became a passion in 1905. In 1971 a slatted floor, freestall barn was built to handle 200 cows. This barn was built by their father and grandfather and proved to be profitable helping the next generation to continue herd size growth. The current owners thank our parents and grandparents for the many opportunities given to them.

In 1994 a new dairy facility was built 1½ miles north of the original farm. At this facility we presently milking 2,740 cows with a herd average of 34,166 4.0F 1366 3.03P 1036. Siemers Farm’s 4,600 acres enables us to grow our own haylage, corn silage, wheat and about one-half of our grain corn. There are 40 dedicated and hardworking staff to help keep the dairy running smoothly and efficiently. The Siemers family grew up doing chores, showing cattle and being very involved in youth dairy activities and wanted to give their children many of the same opportunities. At the same time, they wanted to get back into owning, developing and breeding elite cattle. So the 1970s freestall barn was completely remodeled to accommodate our special cattle.

Siemers Dundee Hilda 8669-ET Siemers Holsteins’ newest EX-95 cow Nominated All-American “Production Class” 2013 Nasco International Type & Production Winner, WDE 2013

At this small farm our children can be found helping with chores and growing in their responsibilities and knowledge. This new purebred center can care for up to 20 lactating cows and about a dozen dry donors. The Siemers family works passionately on feeding, developing and marketing these individuals to their every advantage. 8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2014

FROM THE FIELD By Sarah Trapp, Holstein USA Regional Field Rep The Holstein Association USA now offers visual 840 ID tags to supplement the current tag offerings. These new options will allow our customers to order an official 840 identification number on the: Maxi, Large and Junior size tags. Earlier this year, USDA implemented the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule. The rule specifies that cattle travelling across state borders must have an official tag in its ear. The first phase of the rule allows tag distributors and cattle producers the option to continue the use of current ID tags being used in the industry. This includes the Holstein USA tags with American ID numbers. As phase 1 comes to an end in March 2014, tags being sold as “official ADT” tags must be either 840 ID tags or USDA metal tags. With the addition of the visual 840 ID tag options, along with the 840 RFID, Holstein USA can help you transition from our current American ID tags. This second phase will also allow producers to use up any remaining American ID numbered tags in their inventory. After March 2015, all tags being sold and all tags being applied to animals must be the official tags bearing either 840 ID or the USDA metal tag number series. It is important to note that animals previously tagged with an old style tag, like American ID tags, will not need to be retagged (grandfather clause) to cross state borders.

The image above is an example of the Maxi 840 ID tag with a large back Please note that although the visual 840 ID tags are new, the same rules apply when ordering the 840 ID tags. Please have your Premises Identification Number (PIN) from the state ready to provide to customer service. If you have questions about Holstein tags or any other Holstein programs, give Chris, Dennis or me a call and we will stop out to visit.

Sarah Trapp

Northern Wisconsin & UP Michigan

From your President Marci Walker Dear Holstein Enthusiasts, Happy New Year! In rounding out 2013 the board of directors and staff met in early December to finish up year-end activities and began to focus on 2014. As Larry shared last month, many great things were accomplished in our Wisconsin Holstein Association in 2013. We are very excited to share that finances are also looking good and we should finish up 2013 comfortably. Hats off to Larry and the Finance Committee for their efforts in tidying up our chart of accounts for better detailed tracking and getting new sponsorship dollars. These along with some extra special efforts in junior programs, scholarship fundraising, and a good year-end with our Merrill Lynch investments will leave us in the black. We have done a thorough job of looking at our twelve WHA committee member lists and editing to have them reflect those that are currently active on the committees. Our goal is to have strong committees with active members to move our association forward. Please contact the WHA office if you are passionate about serving on a committee. A history list of those who have previously served is maintained at the office. Many of the original Young Adult Committee (YAC) are approaching the age limit and the committee is looking already to the “next generation” as to what activities and events would be appealing to our 21-30+ year members. Some meetings to address this will be taking place in early January, if you are a young adult, have an idea or are keenly interested in helping steer YAC, please let us know. The Scholarship Committee has been busy updating missions and visions as we’ve been blessed with new scholarships for 2014 in honor of two very special Holstein members John Klossner and John Selz. Thank you to their families and supporters! As we offer members education and member programs, some dates for your new 2014 calendars include: Barn Meetings focusing on show heifer care: March 17 - Bella-View Holsteins, Lynn & Sarah Harbaugh, March 20 - Oeh-My Holsteins, Craig & Christy Oehmichen, March 27 - Walk-Era Farms; WHA State Picnic will be hosted at Budjon Farms with St. Jacobs on Sunday, July 27. Our planning in 2014 also includes enhancing the Junior Activities Committee program, preparing for our 125th WHA Anniversary in 2015, and preparing for our new 2015 Spring Show and State Show location at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Be sure to book your room and register for the 2014 WHA Adult Convention in Tomah. The host committee has some great things planned in addition to the Futures Sale, meetings and Saturday morning guest speaker panel discussion with Frank Regan, Bob Miller and Corey Geiger. The January chance to win an Oh My Cow Pie: How many banners currently rotate through on our Wisconsin Holstein Association home page at All correct entries received via email by January 15 will be considered for a random drawing of an Oh My Cow Pie. Your President, Marci Walker

Holstein Association USA to Host Member Meeting in January Brattleboro, Vt.: Holstein Association USA will host a member update meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holstein Association USA headquarters, 1 Holstein Place, Brattleboro, Vt. Lunch will be provided and office tours will be given for all interested guests. This is a new style of member meeting for Holstein Association USA, and will take the place of the traditional regional member meetings which have been held for a number of years. The Brattleboro meeting will be recorded and a video will be posted on the Holstein Association USA web site, giving all interested members an opportunity to hear the State of the Association address, a financial report, and an update on Holstein USA programs and services.

“Taking advantage of available technology will provide members with important updates about their Association, at the click of a button from the comfort of their homes. This new format will allow many more members to be updated on Holstein Association USA activities than ever before,” says Jodi Hoynoski, Executive Director, Holstein Identification and Member Services. “We still plan to have a presence at a number of state meetings, but without having a meeting to host, we will be able to spend more quality time with members and take part in their planned activities.” With questions, contact Jodi Hoynoski at 800.952.5200, ext. 4261, or wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2014-9


Royola Holsteins Tom and Sharie Anderson Family & Justin Hintz By Ashley Yager

Left to right: Kotti, Tina, Adam, Tom and Sharie Anderson, and Justin Hintz

time member of the farm ever since. Tom and Justin own cattle in partnership, in addition to owning their own cattle housed in the Royola herd. They also have their own cropping enterprises. Justin is in charge of crop management and feeding, and he, Tom or both are present during milking time. Both like to be in contact with the cattle on a daily basis because they enjoy working with the cattle to concentrate on the breeding and care of the animals. In 1999, they oyola Holsteins calls Odgensburg, WI, home and has been decided to diversify into a stronger marketing plan by expanding their nestled at its current location since the late Andrew and Jeannette cropping base and strengthening the overall genetics of our herds. The Anderson’s have three children: Shane (deceased), Kotti and Anderson purchased the facilities in 1949. The Anderson’s 50-cow herd was first introduced to Registered Holsteins through the Adam. Kotti is the owner of Fred Boutique in Fish Creek, Door purchase of heifers in the early 1950s from Arnold Spiegleberg of County, and also works for Hall of Fame Dance Challenge in Sales and Marketing. Adam married wife Tina in 2011, and he is the Manawa, WI. Andy and Jeannette’s son Tom purchased the family farm in production supervisor at Marion Plywood Corporation in Marion. When it comes to cow families, the Anderson Royola herd is built 1976. Prior to his return home, Tom was a teacher in western Wisconsin. He and his wife Sharie met at UW-Stout and were on several generations of quality genetics. Royola Cinnamon Gwen, married in 1970. They moved back to the area in 1975, when Tom VG-88, was bred early on in the farm’s history. She produced five decided his heart was in cows. In 1988, Sharie returned to college generations of EX offspring, and at one point could be traced back and earned her degree in food science management. In 1992, she to the entire herd. Nearly 15 years ago, the Andersons decided to widen their genetic became the nutrition services coordinator at Riverside Medical range and pursue cattle with higher genetic value. The first introducCenter in Waupaca. She still works off the farm in this capacity. Royola is now home to 70 milking animals and an additional 110 tion of new cow families came through the purchase of a choice by heifers and young stock. The original barn was built in 1911, and Throne - Sewards-Folly T Deanna-ET, VG-88 GMD. Deanna’s Anderson added a 35-stall addition in 1974. Through the years, the record at 4-04 365 2x was 40,020M 3.9% 1575F and 3.0% 1211P. Andersons have improved calf housing through the addition of small There are many offspring from Deanna and her daughters are testing hutches and super hutches. They added a dry cow facility in 2004, well genomically. Royola Shottle Dorrie-ET, EX-92 EX-MS, is a daughter of and a machine shed/shop in 2006. They have also renovated a former heifer area for box stalls that house the larger, special cows, and a Deanna. Her record at 4-02 2x 365d produced 39,870M with an maternity area. All cows are housed in the tie-stall barn and box outstanding 5.0% 1999F and 3.1% 1232P. She has several daughters, including a VG-87 Freddie, VG-86 stalls with 10-16 cows in the dry cow Million, GP-83 Man O Man, facility. VG-86 Mac and heifers by Hero and The Royola herd boasts an RHA Lauthority. of 25,463 milk, with 3.78% 964F The next purchase came with a and 3.1% 789P. The herd’s last member of the Roxys and the Bob official BAA was 107.9%, with 7 EX, Gates herd – Gateway-Acres Rdoph 15 VG and 29 GP cows. Rocket, VG-88. Rocket was acquired The farm is home to 410 acres at the Gateway-Acres sale. Her lifewith an additional 210 acres in rented time production in 2,669 days was cropland. Hintz and the Andersons 231,940 milk, with 3.6% 8,459F and split the rented land. They raise wheat, 3.2% 7,354P. Backed by six VG and soybeans, and corn. All cropping is EX dams including 4E-97 Roxy completed by Tom and Justin with the herself, Rocket had EX daughters exception of combining and making with multiple high milk and fat square bales. records. Justin Hintz joined the Royola Royola Robox, EX-92 EX-MS, Holstein family while attending high Royola Shottle Dorrie-ET EX-92 EX-MS is a granddaughter of Rocket from school in 1997, and has been a full-


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an EX Boss Iron. She has daughters coming by Atwood, and had a 2-06 record at 365d of 28,170M with 4.5% 1260F and 3.2% 904P. She has an EX-92 sister by Roy and a two-year-old sister by Toystory in the herd. Another influential cow purchased from the Paul Buhr herd was Rabur Gold Panzer, VG-87 GMD DOM, a Goldwyn daughter of Rabur Outside Pandora, EX-91 3E GMD DOM. Panzer has been heavily worked with and an outstanding addition to the herd from a remarkably consistent cow family. She has sons in AI and has sold embryos Rabur Gold Panzer VG-87 GMD DOM worldwide. One of Panzer’s daughters by ManO-Man, Royola MOM Petite-ET, VG-85 and VG-MS, is +2187 GTPI and being worked with extensively at Royola. While Tom and Justin tend to focus on type, they do like to incorporate genomics where possible, and Petite is definitely a prime example of utilizing genomics. Petite has embryos exported to Europe by Mogul. Her record in progress at 2-04 2x in 103 days is 24,886M 4.5% 1108F 3.4% 848P. She will be flushed this spring to a high genomic sire and a sire ranked high in type. Also from the Panzer family is Royola Plan Venus-ET, VG-86. Venus is Royola MOM Petite-ET VG-85 a Planet daughter of Panzer and a Top 10,000 cow. Her record at 2-06 2x 361d was 31,785M with 4.4% 1386F and 3.1% 998P. The Andersons have two impressive Allen daughters from Schaefer Durham Melody-ET, EX-91, a daughter of Imperial Leadman Monica, EX-93 GMD. Melody was purchased as a baby calf in 2000 from a sale in Preston, MN. Royola Allen Merrie-ET, EX-91, is a sixth generation EX with a promising Windbrook daughter on the ground. Her record at 5-05 2x 365d was 36,445M with 3.1% 1145F and 3.1% 1129P. Her full sister, Royola Allen A Mel-Mel-ET, Royola Allen Merrie-ET EX-91 EX-90, has twin daughters by Dempsey. Her record at 3-09 2x 365d was 32,270M with 3.67% 1200F and 3.2% 1043P.

Finally, the Andersons have been working with Springhill-OH P Charade-ET, EX-90. Charade is a ninth generation EX Pontiac daughter from an EX-91 DOM O Man x EX-92 GMD DOM Convincer. Charade has a daughter by Palermo, and had a 4-0 2x 365d record of 38,940M with 3.0% 1174F and 2.7% 1063P. Charade was purchased at the Springhill Sale in late 2011. Given the herd’s focus on both proven and genomic genetics, sires currently in the tank include Atwood, Guthrie, Avalon, Aftershock and Chelios, in addition to Halogen, Supersire, Liquid Gold, Limitation, Shakespeare and Redburst. Some of the Andersons’ favorite heifers are sired by Hero, Lauthority, Numero Uno and Supersire. Many milking twoyear-olds are sired by Man O Man, Planet and Alexander. Royola keeps its sights on good cow families with strong components, type and GTPI. The Anderson family has been an avid supporter of the Waupaca/ Waushara Holstein group, and Tom has been the chairman of the Show Opportunity Sale for over 20 years. Tom and Justin have served as officers for county as well. In addition to Holstein activities, they enjoy hunting and golfing. Tom is a Lions club member and team leader in the Befriender Ministry at St. Peters Lutheran Church of Marion, where the family belongs. It has been an important part of the Anderson family to help young people in any way they can, individually and through the organizations they support. The goal at Royola Holsteins has always been to develop cattle that are acceptable to the dairy industry while meeting the Anderson’s requirements of type, components and marketability. As they move toward the future, Tom and Sharie hope to transition to the next generation to continue a herd that has taken an incredible amount of commitment to build and mold.

B REEDER B USINESS C ARDS Dwight & Shelly Mayer 4965 County Rd. E, Slinger, WI

REGISTERED HOLSTEINS & BROWN SWISS Breeding age bulls, heifers, calves and young cows available - we sell only from our best lines. Call Dwight’s cell: 262-224-6838 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2014-11

Convention hotel: Cranberry Country Lodge

Overflow hotel:

319 Wittig Road, Tomah, WI 54660 800-243-9874 or 608-374-2801

Quality Inn

Room rates range from $58.95 + tax to $98.95 + tax, depending on room type. The rooms are all suites with queen or king beds, futon sleepers, and a few with whirlpools available.

305 Wittig Road, Tomah, WI 54660 608-372-6600 Room rate for single and double beds is $89.00 + tax.

Adult Convention Registration Friday Evening Dinner

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Fish & Chicken

Past President’s Breakfast For Past WHA Presidents & spouses only

Women’s Program Luncheon & Workshop Saturday Luncheon Hamburgers & BBQ Chicken Breasts

Farm Tours Saturday Evening Banquet Prime Rib & Ham

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Because of the generosity of our donors, we have been able to reduce meal costs for all. Registration forms must be postmarked by January 30 to receive the lower rates; late registrations will be taken at the higher rate after January 30 and prior to February 7. Ticket availability after the January 30 deadline will depend on the hotel caterer; there will be a trade board at the convention for available extra ticket sales.

Names - as to appear on your name badge Address Phone

County E-mail Send your reservations early! Registration forms postmarked by January 30 will benefit from lower meal prices. Mail your forms with checks payable to “District 2 Holstein Breeders” to Kent & Anna Wendorf, E4210 St. Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 53665 • 608-689-2201

In an effort to encourage first-time attendees and members 40 years of age and under to attend the convention, the host counties will be offering a rebate on convention costs of $25/night to those meeting these qualifications. The Young Adult Committee will also be giving away five $100 rewards to first-time convention attendees. We hope that you will consider joining us for the 2014 Wisconsin Holstein Convention. q I’m a first-time adult convention attendee q I’m 40 years of age or under 12–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2014

Thank You to our Convention Sponsors Platinum Donors:

American Wood Fibers Badgerland Financial BMO Harris Bank Grassland Dairy Products IBA Lely North America, Inc. Wisconsin Mutual Insurance

Gold Donors:

Accelerated Genetics Citizen’s First Bank - Viroqua Cropp-Organic Valley Cross, Jenks, Mercer & Maffei DFA East Central Select Sires International Protein Sires Merial Monroe County DHI QLF Star Blends Feeds State Bank Financial St. Joseph Equipment

Trans Ova Timberwood Bank - Tomah Vernon Telephone Cooperative Westby Co-op Credit Union Zoetis

Silver Donors:

Allied Cooperative AMPI Barth Trucking - Arcadia Beck Embryo Transfer, LLC Big Sky Cattle, LLC Bremer Bank - La Crosse Domain, Inc. Premier Co-op Premier Insurance - Tomah Nelson Agri-Center Semex Vernon Electric Cooperative Vernon Memorial Hospital Vita Plus Union State Bank - West Salem

WHA Adult Convention Schedule February 21 & 22, 2014 Cranberry Country Lodge, Tomah Friday, February 21 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Registration Dairy Bar open throughout the day. 1:00-2:00 p.m. National Holstein update 2:30-5:15 p.m. WHA Committee Meetings 5:00-6:00 p.m. Pre-Sale Happy Hour 6:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner Production awards presented 7:30 p.m. WHA Futures Sale hosted by Young Adult Committee; JAC & Princess Work Auction & Scholarship Auction Saturday, February 22 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. Roundtable discussion with Frank Regan & Bob Miller; moderated by Corey Geiger 9:00 a.m. WHA Annual Business Meeting 9:15 a.m. Spouses’ outing to Burnstad Village Mall 11:30 a.m. Luncheon with Recognition of Juniors to compete at National Convention; Recognition of GMD and DOM, 40 & 50 Year Members, Wall of Fame inductees 1:00-5:00 p.m. Farm tours 5:30-6:30 p.m. Social Hour 6:30 p.m. Awards Banquet Speaker: Tom Thibodeau WHA Board Recognition Advertising Contest Winners Distinguished Young Dairy Person Distinguished Service Award Distinguished Breeder Dessert Auction to benefit WHA Scholarship Fund 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. DJ Sunday, February 23 WHA Board Re-organizational Meeting

Bronze Donors:

Bangor Vet Services, Inc. Cashton Vet Clinic Farmers Town Mutual Insurance First National Bank - Bangor Foss Meats Kranzdale Sales, Inc. Kwik Trip La Crosse County Dairy Promotions Milwaukee Stockyards Mondovi Dairy Systems, Inc. Monroe County Dairy Promotions River Bank S&S Distributing Solverson Vet Clinic Stewart Peterson, Inc. Tomah Large Animal Vet, SC Tomah Mini Mart Tractor Central Vernon/Crawford DHI Wehr’s Chevrolet Westby Co-op Creamery West Salem Vet Clinic

Spouses’ Outing

This year’s spouses’ outing will include a trip to Burnstad’s Village and European Café, Tomah. Anna Wendorf, Darlene Buhr and Kay Holte will be leading a workshop on card making. All supplies for this are included in the cost as well as lunch at the cafe. Participants will also have the opportunity to do some shopping at Burnstad’s. There will be an option to attend the afternoon farm tours or continue to shop at some of the other downtown businesses.

Convention Farm Tours Hauve Farm

Tyrone Johnson has been developing his herd of Registered Holsteins at Hauve Farm, Cashton, for 20 years and currently has 20 EX cows in the herd with a BAA of 110%. The milking herd of 85 cows boasts a rolling herd average of 23,500M 918F and 718P. Johnson also raises 100 head of young stock and sells several replacements for dairy each year. The farm consists of 303 acres with 242 tillable which is used to grow corn and alfalfa. Much of the herd can be traced back to three embryos Tyrone purchased from Bob Snow from the Dellia maternal line. The dam of the embryos, SnowN Astro Jet Diana EX-92, was backed by an EX-91 DOM Blackstar and then Dellia, EX-95 GMD DOM. Diana herself produced Snow-N Astro Jet Diana seven EX daughters including an EX-92 Rubens that is the dam of Hauve Advent Dreamy-Red, EX-93 and Reserve Junior All-American, owned by Cassy, Bryce and Carley Krull. This family has proven to be great transmitters with an EX-93 Mr Burns daughter from the Rubens owned by the Kruschke Family of New Richmond. Tyrone also has two EX sisters to Dreamy in the herd, one an EX-91 EX-94MS September Storm and the other an EX-91 Talent. Tyrone estimates about one half of the cows and twothirds of the heifers go back to Astro Jet Diana. Other offspring wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2014-13

include an EX-91 second calf Shottle granddaughter of Diana that is a sixth generation EX and has over 20 daughters in the herd. There is also a VG-87 2Y Alexander backed by a VG-87 September Storm, a Progress and Astro Jet Diana. Other cow families in Hauve SS Dessa-ET EX-91, the herd include an EX September Storm x Rubens Dena x Diana Pronto and EX Outside from the Laurie Sheik’s and a few red heifers from the DRA August family. Tyrone’s son Drew owns an EX-90 Final Cut who has daughters by Shottle and Pendleton (VG-86) that will be recently fresh at convention time. There are several Jordans, Fevers and Atwoods fresh with really nice udders. Tyrone really likes his Windbrook and Atwood calves and is currently using Shottle, Guthrie, Atwood, Windbrook, Fever, Cancun, Aftershock and Dorcy and Redburst on the red animals. Tyrone and wife Barb have two children, Drew (married to Kristina) and Ashley (married to Zack) and two grandchildren.

Johnson-Way Holsteins & Ar-Lor Holsteins

Tim Johnson and Bryan Stremcha have been farming in partnership for 14 years and it’s an arrangement that has worked well for the pair. The cows are owned separately, but they run everything else on a 50/50 basis, including the rent on the farm right outside of Bangor. The herd currently consists of 70 milk cows and 80 head of youngstock with a rolling herd average around 23,000 with 4.0% 925F and 3.2% 725P. The herd also holds a BAA of 108.5% One of the highlights of the Johnson-Way herd is Elm-Mound Advent ReinRed-ET, EX-90, a granddaughter of Stelbro Renita Ranger-Red EX-94. Rein has several daughters in the herd including a VG-87 3Y Mr Burns, a Secure heifer just fresh and a Durham. Another large portion of Tim’s herd is his “L” family Elm-Mound Advent Rein-Red-ET EX-90 which goes back to a Skybuck from Willows-Edge. Tim says there are probably 15-20 family members that trace back to the Skybuck. Bryan’s Ar-Lor herd traces back to Ar-Lor Mark Roxan, VG-87 DOM. Roxan’s EX Raider daughter had two EX and two VG daughters that are the foundation in the pedigrees of many of Bryan’s herd members. Other herd highlights include a VG-86 Stormatic daughter of Rabur Encore Loveable EX-94, and the Stormatic’s VG-85 Durham daughter; a VG-85 Zenith granddaughter of Rabur Outside Pandora EX-91; a Reality-Red granddaughter of Scientific Debutante Rae EX-92 purchased at the Robthom Tag Sale; a VG-87 Goldwyn daughter of Shoremar S Alicia EX-97 with daughters by Braxton, Aftershock and Shottle; and a red Destry from an Advent full sister to Hauve Advent Dreamy-Red EX-93. Tim and Bryan are currently using Shottle, Gabor, Atwood, Aftershock, Fever, Dorcy and Redburst (for the reds) as service sires. They like their Windbrook calves and two-year-olds by Atwood and Fever. Along with farming full-time, Bryan works a few sales for Dale Kranz during the year. Tim floats cows for other dairymen as a side job. Tim is married to Susan and has a son Luke and daughter Jaquelin, who showed at the Wisconsin Junior State Fair for the first time this past summer.

Pierce-Vale Farm

Pierce-Vale Farm is owned by Larry and Dawn Pierce, Tomah, and their sons Lee and Scott have returned to the farm to manage the 55 cow Registered Holstein herd. The farm consists of 365 acres with 211 tillable used to grow corn, hay and oats. Following the November 2013 classification, the milking herd boasts a 110% BAA with 14 EX, 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2014

31 VG and 10 GP cows. The rolling herd average is 24,915 with 3.89% 968F and 3.05% 759P. A good portion of the herd can be traced back to Pierce-Vale Bell Reva EX-93, one of the farm’s top producing cows with a lifetime record of 232,590 pounds of milk. They are currently milking 25 cows that go back to Reva, including two that made 40,000 pound records and Pierce-Vale Shot Replay-ET EX-92, a third that is working on a Shottle x EX-92 Durham from the Revas 40,000 pounds. Other herd highlights include a fresh Gold Chip from their “D” family founded by Oakleaf Dusty Durham EX-93; a Goldsun due at convention time with a Windbrook heifer from 15 generations of EX back to Audrey Posch and a VG-86 2Y Aftershock that is a potential 16th Pierce-Vale Durhm R Tobi EX-91, generation EX from the same family; a VG-86 2Y Durham x Castleholm Pierce Tonya EX-91 from the Audrey Posch family Mac from Rabur Outside Pandora that has two Shottle daughters, was flushed to Aftershock and is pregnant to Sid; and a Redburst from Tim Johnson’s ElmMound Advent Rein-Red EX-90. The Pierces also have six Atwood two-year-olds that they really like. Heifers they are working with include a Gold Chip from Scientific Deluxe Rae-ETS, EX-91, that is being flushed and Aftershock and Braxton heifers from a VG-87 Goldwyn from Shoremar S Alicia owned by Bryan Stremcha. They like their calves by Fever and yearlings by Goldsun. The Pierce-Vale herd is bred with more emphasis on type and cow families than on genomics. They are currently using Predestine, Fever, Aftershock, Atwood, Braxton, Side, Aftershock sons Heston and Decklan, Gold Chip son Corvette, Moregold and Chelios.

Registration now open for National Genetics Workshop

For those who work with dairy cattle genetics on a daily basis or simply have a passion for the topic, Advancing Dairy Cattle Genetics: Genomics and Beyond will be a must-attend workshop. Commercial dairy producers, breeders, A.I. industry representatives, dairy records specialists, breed association representatives, genetic researchers, dairy consultants, veterinarians, educators and graduate students are all encouraged to attend the program. Slated for February 17th to the 19th in the Phoenix, Ariz., area, this workshop will mark the first time in over a decade that the entire dairy genetics community will gather to discuss the long-term future. The workshop will feature speakers from throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. Planned discussions include traits of the future, infrastructure for dairy genetics education, appropriate use of genomics and many more. The entire conference program and registration can be reviewed and completed by going to genomics. Early-bird conference registration is $150 if received by January 15. This registration includes all meeting materials, three meals on Tuesday and breakfast on Wednesday. Hotel reservations for the event can be made by calling the DoubleTree by Hilton in the Phoenix-Tempe, Ariz., area; phone number 480-967-1441. There is a special rate of $139 per night plus tax. When registering, let them know you are with the Dairy Genetics Workshop to receive this special registration rate. For additional information, contact Diane Spurlock at

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Past, Present & Future of Pierce-Vale

Pierce-Vale Shot Replay-ET EX-92 EX-MS 3-03 2x 365 34,970 3.5 1223 3.1 1071 • Goldstar heifer on the ground & will be flushed Dam: Pierce-Vale Durham Rocket EX-92 3E 192,200 lifetime 2nd Dam: Pierce-Vale Airliner Rosie VG-85 147,950 lifetime Next dams: EX-90 Emory, VG-85 Elvin, EX-93 DOM Mark & EX-93 GMD DOM Bell Reva

PIERCE-VALE HOLSTEINS LLC Larry, Lee & Scott Pierce Larry’s cell: 608.343.3968 • Lee’s cell: 608.343.5153 8037 Elder Rd., Tomah, WI 54660 email:

Pierce-Vale Dante R Tweety EX-90 EX-MS 2-11 2x 365 26,460 3.8 1005 3.2 842 Dam: Castleholm Pierce Tonya-ET EX-91 2E 2nd Dam: Astrahoe R Gibson Reagan-ET EX-92 EX-MS Next 11 dams EX back to Audrey Posch EX-93 GMD

H Selling in the WI Futures Sale, February 21 H 1st choice of Tweety’s Bradnicks born October 2013, February & March 2014

More highlights for our future: • Gold Chip Diva, from a VG-88 EX-MS 3Y Trump then EX-91 Potter Dawn & EX-93 Dusty Durham, is fresh & looks awesome! • Durham Toby, Tweety’s sister, is now EX-91 • Speek-NJ Atwd Daisy Rae VG-85, newest addition from Scientific Deluxe Rae EX-91 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2014-15

Great Holsteins from the Great River Country By Ashley Yager

Sky-Hi Majority Honey - EX-90 3E GMD

The Gus and Leah Wendorf herd, Sky-Hi Holsteins, was developed around two super brood cows. One of the cows was Honey, a family that originated with Terrace Heights Honey Sky-Hi, her daughter, SkyHi Majority Honey, and her granddaughter, Sky-Hi Ultimate Mary. Honey was EX in the mammary and had a 6-04 record at 365d of 20,311M with 4.2% 849F. She had 123,000 pounds milk lifetime. Ultimate Mary, 3E-92 had 207,117 lbs milk lifetime with an EX mammary, and her 10-02 record at 365d was 25,603M with 4.3% and 1106F. Mary was the dam of Ski-Hi Bootmark, the first bull Sky-Hi put into a bull stud. Third generation EX Honey, Sky-Hi Chief Marlene, EX-90 GMD, was over 200,000 pounds milk lifetime with a 9-01 365d record of 27,870M with 3.9% 1091F. She sold in the dispersal sale. Finally, Ski-Hi Sexation Marlys, EX-92 2E, with a 5-02 310d record of 19,376M and 4.2% 814F and 3.4% 660P was the high seller in the dispersal at $10,000. Ski-Hi Mars Helen, EX-92 GMD DOM, was also a third generation EX Honey, responsible for the maternal line for several prominent red sires. Her daughter, Ja-Bob Mark Heavenly Joy, EX-92 DOM by Mark, had five EX daughters, of which two were red. Ja-Bob Jordan-Red, Horizon Ranger-Red and Valleyriver Ruben Joyboy-Red were all products of this maternal line from the Honey family. Helen herself has more than 100 bulls in AI that trace to her maternal female lines and hundreds more that trace maternally through the male side. She has 135 known Excellent maternal female descendants in eight countries around the world, including USA, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Spain and Switzerland. She has over 500 maternal female descendants that scored VG in ten different countries. Helen was inducted to the Wisconsin Holstein Association’s Wall of Fame in 2008.

The Gettingers exhibited Maggie as a three-year-old at their district show, where she was Grand Champion in both 1989 and 1990. As a four-year-old, she was named All-Wisconsin, best bred and owned and stood fifth in class at World Dairy Expo. While Maggie never gave the Gettingers a heifer calf, she continued her legacy with partners Sigwarth Brothers and Joel Kietzman when they purchased her in February 1991. Maggie was serviced to Mark when she was purchased, resulting in her undoubtedly most influential daughter, Miss Mark Maui, EX-95 2E GMD DOM. A ringside favorite every year at World Dairy Expo, Maui was named All-American Junior 2-Year-Old in 1994. As an aged cow, she was Reserve Senior Champion at the Midwest Spring National in 1998. Also a production powerhouse, Maui’s three-year-old production record was first in Iowa for milk and protein and fourth in the nation for protein. A partnership was formed in 1994 between JW and JF Sigwarth, Joel Kietzman and Jim Breitbach. As Maui has become notorious for transmitting type and production, her genetics have been marketed worldwide. Embryos and bulls from Maui have seen the most impact in Japan, Europe and Canada. Maui is credited with 56 direct descendents and numerous proven sires. Maui’s breeders feel the best mating was Comestar Lee. Many daughters of this sire were clear standouts at 2011 Magic of Maui dispersal sale, honoring the partnership and Joe Sigwarth’s retirement from dairying and the Registered Holstein industry. There is no doubt, though, that 20 years of Maui breeding will influence the breed for years to come.

Gettinger Maggie - EX-93 GMD DOM

Rabur Outside Pandora - EX-91 GMD DOM Sky-Hi Majority Honey EX-90 3E GMD

Gettinger Maggie - EX-93 GMD DOM

In 1979, Dennis and Marsha Gettinger purchased C Wesdorn Ned Minnie from Canada. Minnie was bred to Pugent-Sound Sheik, resulting in Wesdorn Gettinger Magic, VG-88 DOM, Maggie’s third dam. Magic went on to make a lifetime record of 153,180 pounds milk, and her daughter by Apollo, Gettinger Wonder Mandy, EX-91 GMD DOM, had one EX daughter that resulted in Maggie. 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2014

Pandora may be a 14-year-old cow that has been retired to pasture, but her influence of the Rabur Holstein herd cannot be denied. R. Paul Buhr admits that Pandora helped to launch his herd to the ‘next level’, as Pandora has produced incredible opportunities for the Buhr family. Paul is thankful for the opportunity she has provided to meet people and be a greater part of the industry, as she represents a lifetime breeding program and 12 generations of Rabur blood. A Comestar Outside daughter of Rabur Rudolph Pair-TW, EX-91 GMD DOM, Pandora combines all of Paul’s best cows into one package. As with many Holstein greats, the timing was right, and

everything came together for this cow that now has 11 EX daughters to her credit, with an additional 40 VG daughters. Pandora’s grandsons are now making an entrance to the AI world, as her Shottle daughter, Rabur S Padora-ET, EX-92 DOM, has a Dorcy son at ABS Global as a member of the Primetime lineup. There are many additional grandsons in waiting, but Paradise is a fantastic start for this family that spells longevity and fertility with production and type in one package. One of Pandora’s granddaughters that Paul continues to work with is Rabur Shottle Paddington-ET, EX-92 GMD DOM. Paddington’s dam is VG-88 Laudan Paradus, who is now owned by the Rickert family of Eldorado, WI. Paddington has been a great flush cow to work with and continue the Pandora tradition. Paul has been able to market several good daughters from the Pandora family, and looks forward to watching her offspring continue to develop.

Rabur Outside Pandora EX-91 GMD DOM

Snow-N Denises Dellia - EX-95 GMD DOM

Denver, Emperor, Dundee, Dante, Maudelini, Prelude Duke, Durham and Delstar. Durham and Dundee continue to have a heavy influence on the Holstein breed, as both sires still have daughters in the show ring and lie in pedigrees of several proven sires. Some of Dellia’s daughters have had major impact through the males they have introduced to the industry. Regancrest Tesk Della, EX-90 GMD DOM, was the dam of Die-Hard, whose production proof includes over 72,800 daughters. Regancrest Emory DorissaET, VG-86 GMD DOM, is the second dam of O Man son AltaIota. Finally, Regancrest Rudolph Dena-ET, VG-89 DOM, is the dam of Mac, a BW Marshall son. Daughters that have been some of the best in the Regancrest herd include Melwood Della, EX-90 GMD DOM, Rudolph Dena, and Emory Dorissa.

Sher-Est S-Wind Saturday-ET EX-90 GMD DOM

Another dam from a long line of VG and EX cows, Saturday’s influence has been felt around the globe. It all started when Esther Erlandson’s brother Roland purchased Saturday’s dam at a dispersal. Eng-Our-Acres Mark Sandy, EX-91 GMD DOM, was eventually resold at Roland’s dispersal in 1989, when Esther and Sherman purchased her. They flushed her to Southwind, resulting in two hefier calves – Saturday and Sunday. While Sunday was VG-85, Saturday went on to do great things within the Holstein breed. Saturday was a solid production cow, and at 4-04 2x 365d produced 41,420M with 4.6% 1914F and 3.2% 1340P. One of her best offspring in the Erlandson herd was Sher-Est Thor Soup-TW, VG-88 GMD DOM. This line put several bulls into AI, and Soup was a great production cow in her own right, with a record at 2-03 2x 365d of 34,350M 4.2% 1427F and 3.6% 1228P. Saturday’s embryos and offspring have been marketed all over the globe. Saturday has 11 EX or VG daughters, and was a candidate for Holstein International’s Global Cow of the Year. She was also runner up for Cow of the Millennium.

Dellia was one of those cows that ‘everything stacked up’ for breeder Bob Snow. This Walkway Chief Mark daughter was three years old when Bob let her go, and he’s thankful for what her new owner did to develop the cow family and spread her influence on the Holstein breed. Frank Regan purchased Dellia in April 1991 after two years of trying to buy her. She came in a package with her two Blackstar daughters – Doris and Darlene, who were also two great cows. Darlene, EX-94, died as a four-year-old with cecum torsion. Frank was determined to get a good Mark daughter, and when he saw Dellia as a two-year-old at the Wisconsin Championship Show he really liked her. Dellia’s dam was an EX Bell daughter, which fit the bill of what Frank was looking for. Dellia put several influential sires into AI, including Derry,

Sher-Est S-Wind Saturday-ET EX-90 GMD DOM


Snow-N Denises Dellia EX-95 GMD DOM

2013 Top Performer applications are due to the WHA office by Friday, January 10. Applications are available for download from our website and was printed in the December issue of the News. Complete applications can be mailed to 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913 or faxed to 608-356-6312. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2014-17

Distinguished Junior Members Cassie Endres Cassie Endres is the 20-year-old daughter of Steve and Kathy Endres of Waunakee. Cassie grew up on Endres Berryridge Farms LLC, which is a 350-cow Registered Holstein farm owned and operated by her family as well as her dad’s two brothers and their families. Cassie is currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison double majoring in Dairy Science and Life Sciences Communication. On campus, she is very involved in Badger Dairy Club, the Association of Women in Agriculture, Collegiate Farm Bureau and is a member of the UW-Madison dairy judging team. Karsen Haag Karsen Haag attends Southwest Technical College studying Dairy Herd Management where she is also on the dairy judging team. Karsen serves as a PDPW Youth Leadership Mentor and a Cows on the Concourse cow expert. She served as the 2012 Dane County Junior Holstein President and is a past Dane County Holstein Queen. Karsen is a 2013 American FFA Degree recipient, and exhibits and fits at fairs, shows and World Dairy Expo. An 11-year 4-H member excelling in archery, dairy and foods, Karsen is also a Red & White Junior Holstein member. She is active on her family’s 190-cow Registered Holstein dairy with her parents, Virgil and Dawn, and brother Kody. Charles Hamilton Charles Hamilton, 18 of Cuba City, resides on a 65-cow Registered Holstein farm, Hill-Ton Holsteins with his parents John & Evie Hamilton. A senior at Cuba City High School, Charlie is a distinguished honor student, ranked first in his class. He is president of his FFA chapter and involved in forensics. A member of the Grant County, Wisconsin and National Junior Holstein Associations, he is serving the role of secretary in his county association and president of his 4-H club. He is also a member of the Cuba City United Methodist Church. Charlie owns 27 Registered Holsteins, and hopes to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison and study Dairy Science, with intentions of returning to his home farm. Rachel Hartlaub Rachel Hartlaub is the 20-year-old daughter of David and Rosemary Hartlaub of Cleveland. She has four older sisters: Colleen, Alissa, Elizabeth and Laurie. Rachel is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Dairy Science. She is a member of the Badger Dairy Club, Collegiate Farm Bureau and is the sentinel for the Association of Women in Agriculture. She is also on the Junior Activities Committee, and is this year’s Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin intern. Rachel has become very passionate about Registered Holsteins, especially when it comes to working on her family’s 50-cow dairy. Rachel is very thankful for the opportunities given to her through the Junior Holstein Association. Breinne Hendrickson Breinne Hendrickson is the 21-year-old daughter of Jeff and Kate Hendrickson. She grew up on a 212-acre dairy farm, Jeffrey-Way Holsteins, a mile south of Belleville, where they are currently milking 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2014

around 70 cows. She is a senior 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, the Collegiate Farm Bureau and the National Agri-Marketing Association. She is also a member of the collegiate dairy judging team, as well as the NAMA marketing team. Brett Hildebrandt Brett Hildebrandt is the 20-year-old son of Roger and Fay Hildebrandt along with an older brother, Ty, of Hustisford. Brett is a two-year graduate of UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course, where he focused on dairy management and crops. Brett recently purchased ten percent of the family farm, Hildebrandt Family Farms LLC (Milgene Holsteins) where he is one of five coowners with this dad, uncle Alvin, cousin Jared and brother. They currently milk 85 Registered Holsteins, raise all of their young stock and crop 1100 acres. Kati Kindschuh Kati Kindschuh is the 17-year-old daughter of David and Dianne Kindschuh. Along with her sisters Jennifer and Jessica, and brother Ben, she lives in Brownsville where they milk 60 Registered Holstein cows twice a day in a stanchion barn. On the farm, she is responsible for milking cows, feeding, registering and tagging newborn calves. She is active in the association, participating in speaking and essay contests, dairy quiz bowl and assisting in planning the 2014 Junior Convention. She is a senior at Lomira High School and plans to study dairy science and communications next year. Kayla Krueger Kayla Krueger is the 19-year-old daughter of Tyler and April Krueger of Marion. She is currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Dairy Science and Life Sciences Communication. She is a member of the Association of Women in Agriculture where she is currently the treasurer. Kayla is involved in the National AgriMarketing Association and a member of the Badger Dairy Club where she is the ADSA/Royal officer and World Dairy Expo show ring chair. Kayla is a member of the Waupaca/Waushara Junior Holstein Association and a member of the dairy bowl team. She enjoys showing cattle at county, district, state and national levels. Bryce Krull Bryce Krull is the 19-year-old son of Cindy Krull and the late Brian Krull of Lake Mills. He lives on his family’s 50-cow Registered Holstein farm with his mom Cindy and two sisters, Cassy and Carley. Bryce is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls studying International Agriculture Business and Agriculture Law with a minor in Dairy Science. Bryce hopes to transfer to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to finish his degree before returning home to expand the family’s dairy with his sister, and work at the Capitol in Madison. Bryce has participated in dairy bowl, jeopardy, speaking contest, and folding display and has exhibited his cattle on all levels.

Cassy Krull Cassy Krull is the 20-year-old daughter of Cindy Krull and the late Brian Krull of Lake Mills. She grew up on her family’s 50-cow Registered Holstein farm with brother Bryce and sister Carley. Cassy has been involved in every aspect of her home farm and active in many activities in FFA, 4-H and Junior Holsteins. She enjoys showing her Holsteins and Jerseys on the county, district, state and national levels and is currently serving on the Junior Acvivities Committee. Cassy is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville majoring in Animal Science and Agri-Business.

Elizabeth Sarbacker Elizabeth Sarbacker, 18, 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 Holsteins. Elizabeth is in 12th grade at Verona High School where she is an honor student and the president of the FFA chapter. She is the president of the Paoli 4-H Fireballs and is a member of St. William’s Catholic Church in Paoli. She is active in the Dane County Junior Holstein Association and is currently serving as the treasurer. Elizabeth enjoys showing dairy cattle and dairy judging.

Austin Nauman Austin Nauman, 16, is the son of Danielle Nauman and Scott Stanford. A sophomore at Sparta High School, Austin is active in FFA, serving as the chapter reporter and plays on the varsity hockey team. Austin is involved in 4-H, dairy bowl and jeopardy, as well as dairy judging. He was chosen as a 2013 National YDJM Finalist. Austin currently owns 23 head of registered cattle, including 15 Jerseys, seven Holsteins and one Ayrshire. He enjoys clipping and plans to be a professional fitter, as well as developing a herd of elite individuals from which he can market animals.

Macy Sarbacker Macy Sarbacker is the 21-year-old daughter of John and Michelle Sarbacker of Verona. Macy currently attends school at Iowa State University where she is a junior majoring in Agriculture Journalism and Mass Communications. On campus Macy is involved in the Sigma Alpha Delta Chapter of Women in Agriculture and the Bacon Fest Committee. 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. This summer, she was the marketing and communications intern at ABS Global, Inc. Macy is also a member of the 2015 Farm Technology Days communications committee.

Andrea Pagenkopf Andrea is the 21-year-old daughter of Dan and Nancy Pagenkopf. She has two brothers, Craig and Scott, and lives on her family’s 320-acre dairy farm east of Lancaster. Paradise-D Holsteins is home to 140 milking animals. Andrea is a senior at the University of WisconsinPlatteville majoring in Animal Science with a Dairy Science and Agriculture Business emphasis. She served as the sale chair for the Pioneer Dairy Club and is a part of the UW-Platteville dairy judging team. Jessica Pralle Jessica Pralle, 18, is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Dairy Science. On campus, she is active in the Badger Dairy Club, Wisconsin Women for Agriculture, Collegiate Farm Bureau, and works at the UWVet School. Jessica earned many accomplishments this year including the James W. Crowley Award, Great Northern Cup, 4th in the national Junior Holstein Speaking Contest, and 10th in the WI State Fair Premier Exhibitor contest. Jessica grew up on Selz-Pralle Dairy, a 400-cow Registered Holstein farm in Humbird. After graduation, she plans to work in the dairy industry for several years before returning as the fourth generation on her family farm. Jessica is the daughter of Scott & Pam Selz-Pralle. Ryan Pralle Ryan Pralle is the 20-year old son of Scott Pralle & Pam Selz-Pralle. He grew up on a 400-cow dairy farm in Humbird. A junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Dairy Science and Genetics, Ryan plans to obtain a PhD in Genetics. On campus he is an active leader in Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Badger Dairy Club, and is a research assistant performing a wide range of duties on the USDA Feed Efficiency project looking at the potential of linking genomics with feed efficiency. This past year, Ryan has been Vice-Chairman of the Junior Activities Committee and placed 6th in the WI State Fair Premier Exhibitor contest.

Nicholas Schuster Nicholas Schuster is the 20-year-old son of Ivan and Mary Schuster of Fond du Lac. He is a recent graduate of UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course. While in school he was an active member of the Badger Dairy Club. He participates in dairy bowl, dairy jeopardy and dairy judging. He is also an active member of Bethel United Church of Christ. Nicholas currently milks at Forest-Ridge Holsteins, works for shows and sales and takes care of his heifers. He enjoys cattle shows and sports. Carrie Warmka Carrie Warmka, 20, is the daughter of Russ and Laura Warmka, Fox Lake. She lives on her family’s 200-cow grade and Registered Holstein dairy farm with her siblings, Erik, Brad and Danielle. Carrie is currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is majoring in Dairy Science. On campus, Carrie is involved in Badger Dairy Club, the Association of Women in Agriculture, National Agri-Marketing Association and Sigma Alpha-Alpha Tau Agricultural Sorority. Carrie enjoys being active through the Dodge County Junior Holstein Association, where she serves as president and is on the dairy bowl and judging teams. Nicole Wright Nicole Wright is the 18-year-old daughter of Mark and Linda Wright and lives on a 300-acre farm that milks 110 Registered Holsteins. She is a senior at Watertown High School where she is active in the FFA Chapter where she serves as President and NTHS. Nicole is also involved in the Farmington All-Stars 4-H club (President), Jefferson County Junior Holsteins, Junior Brown Swiss Association and a member of the Farmington Lutheran Church. She enjoys competing in dairy judging, showing, dairy quiz bowl and other Jr. Holstein activities. Her highlights as a Junior Holstein member include showmanship, judging, YDJM, state and national breeder honors and quiz bowl awards. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2014-19

District 7 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The February issue will feature District 1 District 7 Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Vilas & Washburn counties.

Brown County

2013 Adult Membership: 30; Jr. Membership: 4

Door County

2013 Adult Membership: 21; Jr. Membership: 9 Adult Association officers - President: Tony Brey; Vice President: Adam Delfosse; Secretary: Scott Jeanquart; Treasurer: Pete Brickner; Junior Advisor: Shelly Olson.

Kewaunee County

2013 Adult Membership: 28; Jr. Membership: 18 Adult Association officers - President: Kevin Gaedtke; Vice President: Paul Wallace; Secretary: Chad Paider; Treasurer: Dennis Christoph.

Marinette County

2013 Adult Membership: 10; Jr. Membership: 0

Oconto County

2013 Adult Membership: 13; Jr. Membership: 0

Outagamie County

2013 Adult Membership: 59; Jr. Membership: 18 Adult Association officers - President: Ben Muenster; Vice President: Jeff Zwiers; Secretary: Mitch Voight; Treasurer: Jim Kortz; Membership: Allyn Staley; Dairy Promotion: Toby Paltzer; Nominating: Bruce Long; Breed Improvement; Craig Krohlow; Junior Advisor: John Vosters. Junior Association officers - President: Kara Vosters; Vice President:

Chloe Vosters; Secretary: Bethany Marcks; Treasurer: Amanda Stingle. The Outagamie County Holstein breeders hosted the 2013 District 7 Show in Seymour. They hold an annual spring tour in March and an annual Spring Sale. This year’s sale will be held on April 25, 2014. The Holstein breeders host a three-year-old Futurity contest at the Outagamie County Fair each year. They also sponsor two heifer scholarships, an Outstandinf Holstein Breeder award and the Cy Letter Sr. Distinguished Service Award. The Outagamie County Juniors raised money by having a food stand at the Outagamie Spring Sale. They also exhibited 29 head at the county fair and did very well at the District Show and Junior State Fair.

Shawano County

2013 Adult Membership: 49; Jr. Membership: 16

Waupaca/Waushara Counties

2013 Adult Membership: Waupaca - 33, Waushara - 15; Jr. Membership: Waupaca - 17, Waushara - 11 Adult Association officers - President: Alan Cordes; Vice President: Cory Biely; Secretary: Danae Bauer; Treasurer: Justin Hintz; Junior Advisor: Brenda Long. Last year’s annual meeting was held in Waupaca and Dr. Scott Allenstein was recognized as “Friend of the Holstein Cow.” In February the Waupaca-Waushara Holstein breeders toured herds in the Fond du Lac area including Forest Ridge, Budjon, and Ryan-Vu. The 27th edition of the Show Opportunity Sale was held on March 16th at the Waupaca County Fairgrounds. The average was $1848. The sale top was lot 1 at $3,900 and was purchased by Luke Erb. The calf scholarship was awarded to junior member Jacob Sattler who purchased a calf at the sale. The annual “Twilight” meeting this year was a picnic held October 12 at Wilstar Holsteins (Willis & Carla Gunst family) in Pine River. A successful silent auction to benefit the junior members was held along with a informative breeder panel.

Da-Lynn-Jema Mailing Zanzabar EX-91 2E

Pinehurst Royal Rosa EX-91 2E

6-08 2x 305 31,641 1178F 962P

3-10 3x 365 41,395 1358F 1145P

Zanzabar is due the end of December to Federal (Shottle x Frosty EX-97). We have milking daughters by Ito (VG-87 EX-90MS) and Roy (VG-85 VG-87MS) and a Razor heifer due in 2014.

We are expecting ET calves from this great maternal line in the Fall of 2014 by Bradnick and Braxton. Dams are potential 15th generation EX with 80 years of continuous Excellent generations of breeding! ank you to Castleholm Holsteins for making the embryos available and Dr. Mike at Northwoods Vet for implanting them.

GOERS FAMILY DAIRY Home of Da-Lynn-Jema Registered Holsteins

The Goers Family

District 7

11/13 RHA: 162 cows W10248 Winkle Rd., Shawano, WI 54166 26,805M 1048F 864P 104,000 SCC Herdsman: Matthew Goers • (715) 584-0367 • e-mail:

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Also a big congrats to Mark & Mary Eggert on their Mar-Valley Dispersal held on December 3, 2013. Best of luck in the next chapter of life! We are very excited about our additions from their herd!

Craig-Kro Durham Hotsy Totsy 3-06 365 32,528 3.8 1226 3.3 1083

EX-95 EX-94MS

• She has one daughter VG-86 VG-MS fresh 20 days by R. Escalate • Will be flushed

Dams: EX-92 Linjet x EX-91 Reknown x EX-94 Astro Jet x EX-90 H.H. Logic = all homebred, same family as our Damion Hotrod bull, VG-88 at 2-07 with 535 aAa at Triple-Hill Sires • His 2 sisters: EX-92 93-MS max score Jasper - 1st place 4 Year Old, Best Udder & Reserve Senior Champion, District 7 2013; and EX-90 EX-MS 3 Year Old Pronto

aAa = Helping Dairymen breed more EX cows for almost 65 years. If you would like more EX cows, give me a call. We can just talk cows. We’ve used it for over 20 years. A one-time charge of $6 per cow. Separates the good bulls! 920-639-5388

H Wishing a Happy & Healthy New Year to all! H H Go Pack! Get healthy #12 - at least beat the Bears! H Visitors Welcome Anytime

KROHLOW’S REGISTERED HOLSTEINS W4203 Shady Rd. Black Creek, WI 54106


Craig & Marlene Krohlow Ryan, Haley & ? (the end of January) • Tiffany, Nick & Brandi • Travis

District 7

10/13 Classification: BAA: 112.8% 20 EX, 16 VG, 1 GP-83 RHA: 23,000 4.0 943 3.1 736

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WHA Board of Directors Elections

Elections will be held for four board of director positions at the 2014 Wisconsin Holstein Convention. Dan Cnossen, Tracy Nelson, Chad Ryan and Kent Wendorf are all eligible for one more three-year term. If you are interested in running and would like to run a bio in the February issue, please contact the Wisconsin Holstein News by Jan. 15.

Dan Cnossen, Hatley My name is Dan Cnossen and I’m running for reelection to the Wisconsin Holstein Board. It has been a rewarding three years and I would like the opportunity to serve for one more term. Your board has been very careful with using every dollar we’ve been entrusted with to enhance WHA. Our staff is second to none. We as a board try to put on breed improvement programs that are of interest to many of our members. This past year’s Showcase Sale was a success and many breeders took the opportunity to take a good one home. Our district and state shows are the envy of the rest of the nation. In short, being on the board has been a great experience. I live in Marathon County with my wife Diane. We have two adult sons. I am part owner of Four-of-a-Kind Reg. Holsteins and take care of them daily as well as the Nor-Way-Pete herd at Eland. We run a little over 30,000 4.0% and 3.0% on 3X milking with 261 cows on test. Our current BAA is 108.3 with 98 percent homebred. I stated three years ago when I ran for the board that every member is important. As a classifier, I scored herds that were big and small, famous and not so famous. Every one was important to me and they still are. Your board is first and foremost driven by what our membership wants and needs. I would appreciate your support for another term.

Tracy Nelson, Ellsworth I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a double major in Dairy Science and Biotechnology. Our family moved to Ellsworth in 2001 and have been active members of the Pierce-Pepin Holstein club ever since, and I served on the board as secretary from 2003-2008. I recently joined Vets-Plus, Inc. where I am responsible for research and development of new and existing probiotic products specifically for calves. I have been a 4-H leader in the dairy project since 1993 and have taken on a new responsibility of being the co-superintendent of our registered dairy show in Pierce County. I also remain active at my home farm (Ter-Rae Farms, Inc.) in rural New Richmond, where our milking animals are housed. The entire family enjoys pitching in wherever and whenever needed. As the parent of some enthusiastic junior members; Paige (16), Hannah (14), Mitchell (12), and Levi (7), I am pleased to be able to accompany them to various junior events, such as cow camp and junior convention as well as many other youth dairy related events including district and state dairy judging contests and serving as a chaperone to the Wisconsin State Fair. I am privileged to have been able to be involved with the Young Adult Committee and its Futures Sale and Brewer outing since its inception and have enjoyed serving in a greater capacity as a member of the Board of Directors for the past three years. Each event encourages me to stretch myself further to promote Wisconsin Holstein Association’s events, programs, and services not only to my neighbors in Northwest Wisconsin, but the general membership as well.

Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac Hello again fellow Holstein enthusiasts. My name is Chad Ryan and I would be honored to serve another term on the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors. I reside in Fond du Lac, where I assist my mother and father, Mark and Mary, with the day to day operation of my family’s farm, Ryan-Vu Holsteins. Along with working at Ryan-Vu, I travel to shows preparing and clipping cattle; work various sales around the state and Midwest; and judge dairy cattle shows both domestically and internationally. Along with the above mentioned activities, I also enjoy working with youth and coaching the Fond du Lac County 4-H Dairy Judging Team. My wife, Amy, and I have 2 boys, Dylan and Cameron, and were honored to be recognized as last year’s state and national Distinguished Young Holstein Breeders. I just completed my first term on the WHA Board and during this time served on various committees. The past three years I have served as Co-chairman of the Scholarship and Spring Show committees. In addition, I have served on the YAC, Sales and Merchandising committee and District and State Show committee. On the National level, I have served as Wisconsin delegate to the National Convention numerous years and will be again in 2014.

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I have enjoyed all the friendships that I have developed through the many activities and events offered by the Wisconsin Holstein Association and feel that I have benefitted greatly from these opportunities. For this reason, I wish to give back to the Association by serving another term on the WHA Board of Directors.

Kent Wendorf, Viroqua My name is Kent Wendorf, and it has been a privilege to serve the past three years on the WHA Board of Directors. I have enjoyed working with a great board and top-notch staff at WHA, and am seeking re-election. I have served on the Finance and Resolutions Committees, and being a JAC Advisor is a very rewarding experience. Our Convention Planning Committee has also worked over the past year to ensure an enjoyable time for all. I would appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you in Tomah!

Goodbyes are never easy, Over the last dozen years, this organization has given me so many priceless opportunities. I’ve met so many life-long friends, learned so much, and fell in love with the Holstein cow. In the twelve years I’ve spent studying piles of dairy bowl materials, clipping countless heads and legs, and scrubbing stains out of white pants; trading overalls and work boots for a tiara and heels was almost a welcome change. The past year has easily been my favorite of my years of being a junior. From shoving ‘hot-hands’ down our slacks at spring show to fend off frost bite, desperately trying to sleep through Crystal’s snoring at cow camp, jamming out to Jay-Z with Laura, or having a ring side seat on the colored shavings at Madison - time truly flies when you’re having fun. Though, before there can be ‘goodbyes’, there are new beginnings. I couldn’t be more proud to be counted among the forty women who have served as Wisconsin Holstein Royalty since the program began in 1986. Crystal and I were so excited to be trusted with the ‘Princess Program re-vamp’ project and we are even more excited to see the reaction to our efforts. We are sorry to see this year come to a close, but are confident that the program has never been in more capable hands. We wish only the best of luck to each of our deserving candidates. The year ahead of you really is one of the best ever. So many friends and memories will be made, don’t forget to enjoy every moment of your reign. Remember everyone’s name that you meet, always carry crayons, smile because there’s no better place to be than at a cow show, take advantage of every chance you get to teach about our business, but above all, don’t forget to learn. A year from now, you’ll be in my shoes, and you’ll be surprised how much you soak in during your year. I’d also like to send a big “thank you” to Larry Nelson, our amazing coordinator whom we would have accomplished nothing without, and to our mentors. Our mentor panel was a new addition to the Princess Program and we were so glad to have each of them for their support and guidance throughout the year. Chrissy Meyer, Laura Herschleb, Lisa Coyne, Barb Natzke, and Courtney Booth, you have each been so much help. Whether you were offering last minute advice before a speech, suggesting appropriate attire, or being a shoulder to cry on, we appreciate all that you have done for us. I owe my partner in crime, Crystal, the biggest hug. I’m so glad we got to spend the year together. You’re a wonderful friend and I wouldn’t have rather been pinched by anyone else on a regular basis. You’re gorgeous, wicked smart, and don’t ever let anyone tell you differently. Lastly, I send the biggest ‘thank you’ to you, our faithful members. Not many people get to know what it feels like to spend a year promoting an organization that is so dynamic and member-driven as ours. You are a group of hard working, successful, savvy, young people. I can’t wait to see what life has in store for each one of you. Wisconsin, you have so, so much to be proud of. It truly has been an honor to be your 25th Wisconsin Holstein Association Princess. All my heart,

Morgan Behnke Look for Crystal Siemers-Peterman’s goodbye column in the February issue.

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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. Lee Slattery, DJM 2009: I was a member of the Wood County Junior Holstein Association for many years and I am an active member of the Wood Area Holstein Breeders. I grew up on what is now a 120 cow dairy farm just outside of Rudolph, WI. Approximately two-thirds of the herd is registered. Originally Registered Holsteins did not call Slattery Farm home until my oldest brother Dan bought his first show heifer. My parents, Pat and Carol, currently own and operate the farm. My oldest brother Dan lives in the Twin Cities and is Lee Slattery a Manufacturing Engineer for Cummins. My second oldest brother Craig lives in Lancaster, Pa and is a Test Engineer for Case New Holland. While in college I had internships with the South Dakota Wheat Growers in Aberdeen, SD, and with BouMatic in Madison, WI. In 2011 I graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics. After graduating I traveled to New Zealand where I worked on two dairy farms and spent time traveling the country. This past fall I started working for BMO Harris, a bank in Stevens Point, WI, working in agricultural lending. Peggy (Dierickx) Coffeen, DJM 2004: I grew up on a 50-cow dairy in Green County. My parents, Craig and Alice Dierickx, continue to milk cows and farm 145 acres near Monticello. I graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in agriculture journalism in 2006. Since that time, I have worked in the field of communications and sales. I met my husband, Kevin Coffeen, at World Dairy Expo in 2006. We were married in 2010, and reside near De Pere with his two Peggy Coffeen children, McKenna and Coltin. Kevin is an agriculture lender with BMO Harris Bank, and I am an editor for Progressive Dairyman, a national dairy publication based in Jerome, Idaho. We keep a small herd of Registered Holsteins on our small hobby farm, Overland Acres. Larry Nelson, DJM 1999: I was raised on my family’s dairy, Thimble-Peak Holsteins, in Ettrick where we raised 60-head of Holsteins. Our farm started mostly grade and gradually migrated over to registered animals as we became more involved and active in showing. Our family downsized after a barn fire destroyed the barn in the summer of 2006 and currently milk about 25 Registered Holsteins. I graduated from UW-Madison with a Larry Nelson bachelor’s degree in Dairy Science and Agricultural Journalism in 2002. During college, I worked at the Center for Dairy Profitability in a student support role where they sent me to classes to learn web design as a part of my responsibilities. This opened my eyes to a world I wanted to explore and impacted me greatly. My professional career started at SemexUSA where I was the Excell-GM Mating Program Coordinator. I traveled to 26 states in a year and a half mating cows, promoting the program and meeting diverse dairy farmers. Recognizing my interest to learn more around web design, I ventured onto Kohl’s Department stores where I programmed and helped publish I had the luxury of coordinating and collaborating with designers, copy writers, buyers and proofreaders in order to acquire the content to layout and publish the site. I shall never forget sitting in my cube waiting for the site to crash on Black Friday, getting lost in a sea of cubicles that housed 4,500 employees 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2014

and teaching my city counterparts that shows similar to dog shows do exist for cows! They taught me big city life and I taught them about Registered Holsteins. It was here that I knew I would return to the dairy industry when professionally ready. I ventured onto Parts Now!, North America’s largest distributer of laser printer parts, located in Madison as their Marketing Manager for five years in order to broaden my overall marketing experience. They are a B2B organization where I executed marketing campaigns in multiple languages across the US, Canada and Mexico. Here I met one of my greatest mentors to date and learned valuable business skills I utilize every day. Before I assumed my position here at Wisconsin Holstein, I had a short stint as a Marketing Manager for UW-Madison Materials Distribution Services (MDS) and Surplus for a Purpose (SWAP). The ironic part of this position was that my boss is a current dairy judging coach for Green County! I went from cows, to clothes, to printer parts, to education and returned home to my roots. At least now I don’t have to take vacation time to show! I get to sit ringside and become more involved in our family dairy. I wouldn’t change a thing professionally as I learned the need for hard work, determination and that my customers were more important than the “suits.” No better place than a membership organization to keep the theme going! Danielle Nauman, DJM 1994: I grew up on a small Registered Holstein farm between Sparta & Tomah, where we milked about 30 head. Since my Dad’s death in 2010, I’ve moved back to the home farm, and live there with my son, Austin, my Mom and my brother, Jeremy. My sister, Nicolette, is a junior at UW-Eau Claire. Austin and I have worked together to develop a small herd of Jerseys, Holsteins and an Ayrshire. We enjoy showing a great deal, and our breeding and Danielle & Austin selection programs are geared in that direcNauman tion. This year, we have been lucky enough to have our first homebred ABA Jersey All-American nomination, as a milking female. Along with her, we have had two other nominations. Currently, I work for Dairy Agenda Today as an associate editor, do some freelance writing and photography for other publications as well, and have started subbing in the local school districts. Prior to that, I worked in the Sparta School District for fourteen years, and at the Potomac Animal Hospital in Potomac, MD, for two years. Dennis Gunst, DJM 1989: My name is Dennis Gunst. My wife of 15 years is Nichole Gunst and we have two children Matthew, age 11, and Elizabeth, age 8. I grew up near Hartford in eastern Dodge County and still live there today. We are now the fifth and sixth generation to run the Gunst family farm. Dairy farming with Registered Holsteins was my occupation until 2011 when we dispersed our herd of Ladinodale Holsteins. I am currently working as Dennis, Nichole, Matthew & a member service representative for Elizabeth Gunst East Central Select Sires in western Dodge County. Shellie (Olson) Kappelman, DJM 1984: My husband, Pete, and I owe a lot to the Holstein Association. We first met at a Holstein convention when my father interviewed him for a scholarship and insisted I introduce myself. I grew up in Green County on Faunadale Farm where participating in Holstein activities was a huge part of our family life and that has continued with my own family. Pete and I own his home farm, Meadow Brook Dairy Farms near Manitowoc and are proud to say that our children continue be involved in the dairy

Pete & Shellie Kappelman

industry. Beth, 24, is Marketing Manager at CP Feeds, LLC in Valders. Mitch, 22, is a herd analyst with Accelerated Genetics. Erin, 20, is a junior at UW-Madison, majoring in Dairy Science. I also run my own portrait photography business which has grown exponentially since I built a studio in 2010. This January, I will have a wedding portrait displayed in the Loan Collection at the Professional Photographers of America convention.

2. What were your involvements in the Junior Holstein Association and what is your current involvement in the Holstein Association/Holstein industry? Slattery: I was involved with the WI Junior Holstein Association in numerous activities. In my last two years as a junior member I was a JAC member representing the Northwest District. Additionally I was the convention chairman for the 2011 Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention. I participated in Dairy Bowl and Dairy Jeopardy. I showed cattle at the state, district and local levels. This past year I was the Co-Chair for the District 4 Show for the Wood Area Holstein Breeders. Coffeen: As a youth, I was fortunate to be part of a county with a very active Junior Holstein program and a dedicated group of fellow junior members, parents and advisors. I attended state conventions to compete in dairy bowl and public speaking contests. Through these activities, I also had the opportunity to go to several National Junior Holstein Conventions. In 2004, I represented the organization as the Wisconsin Holstein Princess. Today, my family’s main involvement with the Holstein Association is through showing cattle. Over the past few years, we have developed show heifers from genetic lines that go back to two foundation cows: Jimdandy RS Glamor Shot-Red, from Kevin’s family farm; and Al-ickx Locust Lina, from my family farm. We have facilities for raising calves and heifers, and cows are kept at two other locations. We enjoy taking our animals out to both junior and open shows, including our district show, Midwest National Spring Show, Wisconsin Championship Show and World Dairy Expo. We also exhibit at the Calumet County Fair and Brown County Fair. Nelson: I joined Junior Holsteins in 1988 due to my interest in showing. I had been showing in 4-H since I was 8 years old and really wanted to venture onto other shows during the summer so I joined the Trempealeau County group. We always attended Cow Camp as a county until we were too old and of course Junior Convention where we participated in dairy bowl. I exhibited annually at the District 2 Holstein Show, Midwest National Spring Show and occasionally traveled to the Championship Show if I thought I had one good enough to compete. In my later years, I was a member of the Junior Activities Committee traveling around the state helping to put on the numerous junior events and programs. This was the best experience I had as a junior member. I was able to meet multiple other juniors and professionals in the dairy industry I would have never know before. Being able to draft the junior journal, coordinate fun activities at District Show and plan Cow Camp and Junior Convention, all while having fun with my fellow JACs and Royalty court, was an experience I will never forget. Currently, I serve as the Executive Director for the Wisconsin Holstein Association. Though I ventured away from the industry for a while professionally, I was still coming back to attend our District Show and watch the Championship Show. The experiences I had as a junior member are memories I will never forget and feel fortunate to now be able to help create some for our current juniors! Nauman: As a junior member, I was very involved in the Junior Holstein Association. I enjoyed participating in the showring, and took part in Dairy Bowl. I always looked forward to attending Junior Holstein Convention as well. I was lucky enough to take part in the exchange trip to England that was set up in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the Wisconsin Holstein Association. That was an experience of a lifetime, to travel to and spend two weeks on an

English farm, as well as get to experience another country. Currently, I work with Holstein and dairy youth through dairy judging and dairy bowl. Working for Dairy Agenda Today, I spend a great deal of time traveling to and covering shows, sales and other events. I’m grateful for the experiences I gained as a junior member, as well as the friendships and connections that I made throughout those years. Gunst: I have served as the President of the Dodge County Juniors as well as other offices. I am currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Dodge County Holstein Association. I still own some cattle housed at my brother’s Wilstar Holsteins which, together with my technician job, keep me in tune with the dairy industry. Kappelman: After moving to Manitowoc County in 1987, I became an adult leader of the county Junior Holstein Association. A few years later, we relaunched the Dairy Bowl program in our county. I had a great time coaching the teams for many years. In 2005, I was involved in helping our juniors host the state convention and was honored to receive the WHY Friend Recognition award that year. I also chaperoned at State Fair for many years. Recently, I served on the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation board and continue to photograph their major fundraiser at State Fair. 3. What were the greatest benefits from your participation as a junior member? Slattery: The benefits of being a junior member were many. Whether it was meeting some of my good friends at different Wisconsin Holstein events. I was also able to serve in different leadership roles as a junior member, being a JAC or being Convention Chairman are just a few positions I had. These experiences helped me in college, in my internship and in my career today. Coffeen: I relate to my Junior Holstein experiences on a daily basis. Foremost, dairy bowl has provided me with a broad knowledge of all aspects of the industry, and at least a basic understanding of topics such as genetics, nutrition and animal health. As the editor of a magazine for dairy producers, I rely on this background. Further, being involved in junior activities introduced me to many of the key players of the industry. These are people I interact with frequently through both my work and our hobby of showing cattle. Nelson: I benefitted the most from my time on the JAC. This committee taught me valuable skills such as leadership, time management, organization and public relations. These are valuable skills needed in any industry and I was fortunate enough to learn these fundamentals at an early age. I didn’t realize at the time what I was taking away and learning from these two years until I entered the working world. I still remember referencing experiences from the JACs in my job interview as Kohls as it pertained to working with multiple different personalities, managing multiple projects and prioritizing my time. It’s pretty neat to be able to say the Association taught me these things for free! Outside of the fundamental skills, the connections and friendships I made around the industry were invaluable. The Association opened the door and introduced me to people I would have never been able to meet. I still work with many of them today and some of these people are my best friends to date. Had it not been for the shows, conventions and JACs, I would have not been able to build friendships for a lifetime. Nauman: By far, the friendships and connections are the greatest benefit from my years of participation as a junior member. As a junior I made lifelong friendships, which have remained stronger than friendships made through school. I was granted many opportunities as a junior, and those have all worked to make me the person I am today. Gunst: There were many benefits to being a junior member. Most importantly it laid the groundwork for breeding, developing, marketing, and managing my herd. I met lot of kids who are still friends and acquaintances to this day. It was vital for me as a youth to have peers with the similar interests of the Holstein cow. Kappelman: As my kids were growing up, they probably got tired of me telling them how lucky they were. Rarely, but occasionally, someone would make a detrimental remark about farmers to them, but all I usually had to do was point out all the cool stuff they got to do that their friends didn’t. Meeting great friends was the biggest benefit of my participation in both Junior Holstein and 4-H. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2014-25

Participating in dairy bowl as both a junior and later a coach improved my knowledge, speaking skills, and confidence. 4. What was your favorite activity or memory during your years as a Junior Holstein member? Slattery: One of my favorite memories as a junior member was showing at the State Holstein Show for the first time. The heifer I showed was a winter yearling that was bred and owned, and went back to one of the first Registered Holsteins purchased by my brother Craig. It was exciting to go from no Registered Holsteins to having animals that were able to compete at this level. Another top memory was when my brother Craig and I won both Grand and Reserve Champion of the Junior Show at the District show one year. The pair of cows were both bred & owned. Other favorite memories would be participating in the Dairy Bowl competition, going to Junior Convention and to all the Holstein shows. Coffeen: Being part of a successful dairy bowl team is my greatest memory from involvement in Junior Holsteins. I spent eight years studying and competing with my fellow teammates Liz Matzke, Lea McCullough and Nicole (Hosto) Breunig. We all shared the same drive and dedication, and we spent many Sunday evenings together answering questions and honing our buzzer skills. The culmination of our hard work was winning the national competition in 2003. Today, each of us remains involved in the dairy industry, and it is always a pleasure to cross paths with these ladies. Nelson: Without question, the time I served on the Junior Activities Committee is my fondest memory. Burning my eyelashes off at Cow Camp in Ferryville probably ranks right up there during those two years. Joe Meyer and I were the only boys on the committee in 1999 so we were in charge of grilling food for the campers the first night. Huge charcoal grills sat outside waiting for Joe and I to use, however neither of us were big campers nor did we have the fundamentals of starting a fire from scratch. So, what do you do? You load up the charcoal with as much lighter fluid as you possible can to get it going. I will never forget the shrill from Megan (Hayes) Pierce when the flames lapped up and around our heads as we stood over the grill looking down. We did however get the grill going and only had to sacrifice a few eyelashes and eyebrows along the way! My two years on the committee with Megan, Ashley, Amy and advisors Carla and Willis were a great time. We had many crazy adventures during our two years, running all over the state to ensure the JACs were represented. Usually we were navigating Ashley along behind us as she had a knack for going the wrong direction more than once! The four of us still remain good friends today. Then, on the show ring side, my greatest memory is when our farm won the Premier Exhibitor and Breeder banners at the District 2 Holstein show in the late 1990s. That was a complete shock as I never assumed Thimble-Peak would have the best line-up at the show but it was a great way to cap off an awesome junior experience. Nauman: My favorite activity, outside of the showring, was attending Junior Convention. It was a time to look forward to, the break in the winter, and was a place to get together with friends. I still look forward to attending Junior Convention as an adult. It’s a great feeling to see so many young people so enthusiastic about the future of our industry. I believe that there is a strong future for agriculture, because there are so many strong and capable leaders for the future. Gunst: Attending the state Junior Convention as well as showing at the Junior State Fair stand out as my favorite memories. Kappelman: State Fair was my favorite activity. Only those who have done it can understand how you can work that hard and be totally exhausted and still absolutely love it!  5. Any other information you would like to share with us? Slattery: My suggestion to any junior member is to take advantage of the opportunities that are available to them. The WHA offers so many different opportunities and opens up so many doors for junior members. Participation in Junior Holstein programs is a chance to have a lot of fun, make many valuable contacts and to gain valuable experience in agriculture or in other career choices. Coffeen: A county’s Junior Holstein program is only as strong as its advisor. In Green County, Marcy McCullough put in many hours of coaching dairy bowl and organizing fundraisers and activities so that we could enjoy opportunities and success through Junior Holsteins. I am personally very thankful for her efforts. In the same sense, I am also thankful for the support of my parents, who encouraged me to get involved - even when it meant missing chores! Nelson: Our membership, both junior and adult, is very diverse. There are some that show, those that are interested in contests and others that simply realize the value of owning Registered Holsteins compared to grade. As the number of farms continue to decline, don’t hesitate to offer recommendations to us here at the office on potential program enhancements, new program ideas or thoughts on how to keep our Association thriving. I understand and appreciate the value this organization can offer dairy and non-dairy youth so let’s collectively work together to keep it moving forward for another 125 years! Nauman: I’d encourage junior members to take in all the experiences they can, and not to take these years for granted. Believe it or not, you aren’t going to be a junior member forever. One day you’ll wake up and realize you are the parent with the sixteen or seventeen year old 26–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2014

junior member; that it’s been almost 20 years since the end of your junior years. If you’re lucky, you will have made the most of the years and have memories that will make you think back and smile. Gunst: As our children grow and become involved in the Junior Holstein Association it is fun to see things come full circle. We enjoy watching their growth and development in the dairy industry. As an adult you can see how important the junior programs are to our youth. We are grateful for all the leaders at the county and state level activities. Our children love participating the various dairy activities and have learned a lot that will hopefuly serve them in their futures as well.

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STUDENT PROFILE Name: Adam Moore Hometown: Gratiot, WI High School: Black Hawk High School Class Size: 35 Farm: Mor-Vu Farms Major: Dairy Science-Business Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? My family is full of Badger fans including many cousins that went to school here. I always knew I would pursue a dairy-related degree and UWMadison is home to arguably the best Dairy Science department in the nation which made attending UW-Madison an easy decision for me. What has been your most memorable college experience? I will always have fond memories of attending four years of Badger football games at Camp Randall Stadium. Sporting events at the University are exciting, full of energy, and cheering with 14,000 fellow classmates is a great way to spend a Saturday. What has been your favorite course? I learned a lot in my dairy specific courses that’s been applicable to our home operation. However, one unique business course that I have taken is MHR 628-Negotiations. This was an interesting course in which we learned various skills and strategies for negotiating in the business world and in our personal lives. Each week in class, we completed various negotiation simulations with classmates to apply skills and tactics we learned in lecture. What are your future career goals? After graduation, I am returning to my family’s 90-cow dairy farm. The skills and knowledge I gained during my time at UW-Madison will be invaluable as we continue to improve and grow our operation. Inquiry Lives Here UW-Madison Dept. of Dairy Science 1675 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706 Ph. 608-263-3308 Fax 608-263-9412 Contact: Ted Halbach


2014 Junior Membership Renewals

All membership renewal notices for 2014 were sent from the office in October 2013. Members with an email on file should have received an email from the association with notification of 2014 membership amounts. Please print the email and submit with payment to the office. In order to exhibit at WHA shows and attend junior events, membership for the year needs to be paid. If members have not seen a notice, they should contact Sharon at the office. Please help your staff keep an updated database and let us know if you are not receiving notifications via email.

Scholarship Opportunities

The 2014 Wisconsin Holstein Scholarship applications are due March 1, 2014. 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 the scholarship auctions at Junior and Adult Conventions in order to sustain our memorial scholarships and general scholarship fund. Thank you to the members who purchase these items in our auctions, and to the donors that offer these items for auction. Two new memorial scholarships will be available to Wisconsin Holstein juniors in 2014. The John Klossner and John Selz memorial scholarships will each award a $1,000 beginning this next year. These two new scholarships will be in addition to the current scholarships awarded each year. Both individuals dedicated countless hours to the Holstein Association, especially towards junior programs. Watch for more background and details coming on each of these memorial awards in our February News and local media. 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. 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 Fond du Lac County Junior Holstein members on the cover of the December 2013 News. ($5) 2. Name the 16 annual sponsors of the WI Holstein Association. ($20) 3. What were the column names for the 2013 WHA Princess and Princess Attendant? ($5) 4. What is the date for the 2014 Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale? ($2) 5. Where will the 2014 Adult Holstein Convention be held? ($3) 6. What bull from Second Look Holsteins carried ancestors with the Jo-Har prefix, was a former top 10 LPI sire and has over 50,000 daughters worldwide? Also name the maternal sister that was AllWisconsin 125,000 lb. cow in 2008. ($5) 7. What Wisconsin Junior Holstein member was high individual at World Dairy Expo in the 4-H judging contest in 2013? ($5) 8. Name the Manitowoc County team members that took fourth place at the National 4-H Dairy Bowl contest held at the North American International Livestock Expo. ($5)

2014 Calendar of Events February 1 2014 Treasure Quest Heifer entry deadline 1 National Holstein Women’s Scholarship Application Deadline 21 Wisconsin Holstein Futures Sale, Cranberry Country Lodge, Tomah March 1 Deadline for Wisconsin Holstein Scholarship Applications 1 Deadline for John and Isabelle Ames Memorial Scholarship 1 UW-River Falls Falcon Premier Sale, River Falls 15 Waupaca/Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, Weyauwega 17 Spring Barn Meeting, Show Heifer Care, Bella-View Holsteins, Marion 20 Spring Barn Meeting, Show Heifer Care, Oeh-My Holsteins, Abbotsford 22 Purple Ribbon Classic, Marshfield 27 Spring Barn Meeting, Show Heifer Care, Walk-Era Farms April 4 Dream Prairie Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Westby 12 RedFest with a Touch of Black, hosted by Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia 18 Midwest Spring Red & White Show, Jefferson 19 Midwest National Spring Show, Jefferson 25 Outagamie County Holstein Sale, Seymour 30 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity LATE entries due. Must be postmarked on this date to be entered. Late fee applies. May TBD - Cow Camp June 13 District 10 Holstein Show, Sheboygan County Fairgrounds, Plymouth 16 District 1 Holstein Show, Chippewa County Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls 16 District 2 Holstein Show, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Black River Falls 17 District 6 Holstein Show, Rock County Fairgrounds, Janesville District 4 Holstein Show, Taylor County Fairgrounds, Medford 18 18 District 5 Holstein Show, Sauk County Fairgrounds, Baraboo 20 District 3 Holstein Show, Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster 23 District 7 Holstein Show, Waupaca County Fairgrounds, Weyauwega 25-28 2014 National Holstein Convention, Dubuque, Iowa July 14 Junior Judging & Classification Contest 14-15 Wisconsin State Championship Show, Mineral Point, hosted by Iowa County 27 Wisconsin Holstein State Picnic, hosted by Budjon Farms and St. Jacobs ABC, Lomira

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ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

Welcome to another new year! Things are already off to a fast start with the Junior Convention the first weekend of January. Congrats to all of our award winners and to those that participated in any of the many contests available at convention. Also thank you to the many volunteer that help make our contests a success. The La Crosse, Monroe and Vernon County Holstein breeders are working to finalize plans for the Adult Convention in February. I hope you’ll take time to attend at least a portion of the convention - it looks to be another fun weekend. The registration form, schedule and other convention information is on page 12 of this issue. Remember that Top Performer applications are due Friday, January 15. You can mail or fax your applications to the Baraboo office. If you have any questions about the Top Performer program, please give the Baraboo office a call. Membership renewals for 2014 have been sent by mail or email. If you have not received your renewal notice, please give Sharon a call at 1-800-2234269 or email Memberships not renewed by Feb. 10 will not be receiving the March issue in the Mail. Next month is our double-buy opportunity with Holstein World. If you’d like to advertise in both publications for one great price please give me a call by Friday, January 10 to reserve your ad space. This is a great chance to have your ad seen by an expanded readership at a discounted rate. We will also be featuring District 1 next month. As you can see, our calendar of events is filling up. If you have a show, sale or event you’d like included in our calendar, please give me a call or email. It will also be included in the calendar of events on the Wisconsin Holstein website. I hope everyone had a chance to spend some time with family and friends over the holidays. We look f orward to working with you in 2014! Until next time... 28–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January 2014




January 2014 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 10 Top Performer applications due February 2014 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 21 WHA Futures Sale, Cranberry Country Lodge, Tomah, 7:30 p.m. 21-22 WI Holstein Convention, hosted by the La Crosse, Monroe & Vernon County Holstein Breeders, Cranberry Country Lodge, Tomah March 2014 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 1 UW-River Falls Falcon Premier, River Falls; managed by UW-River Falls Dairy Club, assisted by Tom Morris Ltd. 15 Green|Rock Dual County Sale 15 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, Weyauwega 17 WHA Barn Meeting, hosted by Bella-View Holsteins, Marion 20 WHA Barn Meeting, Hosted by Oeh-My Holsteins, Abbotsford 22 Spring Fashions at the Northern, Fond du Lac, managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co. 22 Purple Ribbon Classic, Marshfield, managed by Wood Area Holstein Breeders 27 WHA Barn Meeting, hosted by Walk-Era Holsteins, Wisconsin Dells 28-29 Milksource Tag Event Sale, Kaukauna April 2014 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 4 Dream Prairie Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Cary & Joy Moser family, Westby 12 RedFest with a Touch of Black, hosted by Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia 18 Midwest Spring Red & White Show, Jefferson 19 Midwest National Spring Show, Jefferson, 8:30 a.m. 25 Outagamie County Holstein Sale, Seymour 30 late entries due for 2016 WHA Futurity May 2014 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 10 Vernon County Holstein Sale, Viroqua June 2014 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon & Wood counties 13 District 10 Holstein Show, Sheboygan County Fairgrounds, Plymouth 16 District 1 Holstein Show, Chippewa County Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls 16 District 2 Holstein Show, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Black River Falls 17 District 6 Holstein Show, Rock County Fairgrounds, Janesville 18 District 4 Holstein Show, Taylor County Fairgrounds, Medford 18 District 5 Holstein Show, Sauk County Fairgrounds, Baraboo 20 District 3 Holstein Show, Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster 23 District 7 Holstein Show, Waupaca County Fairgrounds, Weyauwega 25 - 28 2014 National Holstein Convention, Dubuque, Iowa July 2014 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 10 Central Wisconsin Summer Event, hosted by Twin-B Dairy, managed by District 4 Holstein Breeders 14-15 Wisconsin Championship Show, Mineral Point, hosted by Iowa County 22-26 50th Anniversary National Red & White Convention, Elkhorn 25 50th Anniversary National Red & White Convention Sale, Elkhorn 26 2014 International Intrigue Sale, hosted by Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna; managed by Butler-Fellers Auctions 27 WHA Picnic, hosted by Budjon Farms with St. Jacobs ABC, Lomira

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