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January 2011

Volume 83 No. 1

Adult Convention Information Distinguished Junior Members Past DJM Roundtable Breeder Profile: Mar-Linda-K Holsteins District 8 Report

Car-Bon Durham Angel EX-92 2E EX-MS 4-00 365 24,730 4.0 993 3.3 809 Dam: Car-Bon Encore Abby Sue EX-92 2E EX-MS 6-05 365 27,240 3.4 932 2.9 781 2nd Dam: Car-Bon Adan Abigail-ET EX-92 2E EX-MS DOM 7-05 365 27,940 3.6 1016 2.8 780 3rd Dam: Car-Bon Pete Abby EX-93 4E EX-MS DOM Angel has: • Goldwyn embryos in Germany • Sanchez embryos going to Argentina • Goldwyn and Sanchez daughters on the farm

Car-Bon Durham Alta EX-94 2E EX-97MS Lft: 136,970 3.7 5031 3.2 4324 ~ In her 8th lactation, she was raised to EX-94 with an EX-97 mammary Dam: Car-Bon Ice April GP-83 2nd Dam: Car-Bon Mark Alfreda VG-89 3rd Dam: Car-Bon Flip Aloha VG-88 4th Dam: Car-Bon Pete Abby EX-93 4E EX-MS DOM Alta: • Has Pronto and Sanchez daughters on the farm • Due back to Sanchez

Our herd has been on a management intensive grazing program for 17 years with a rolling herd average of 19,000-21,000 lbs. of milk and a BAA of 109.9%. Visitors are always welcome and we invite you to visit our herd during the Wisconsin Holstein Convention tours on Saturday, February 19.

Car-Bon Farm Carl Werner & Family N9129 Basswood Road Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916 Phone 920-885-4229

Registered Holsteins since 1954 Visitors Always Welcome

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 2011

VOLUME 83 No. 1

Features: 12 14 17 18 20 24

Breeder Profile: Mar-Linda-K Holsteins WHA Convention Registration & Information The Future of the WHA Futurity WHA Board of Directors Election candidates 2010 Distinguished Junior Members Past DJM Roundtable

Departments: 9 10 22 23 26 26 27 28 30

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs From the President: Jim Rickert WHY Page Classified Advertising Breeder Business Cards WHA Annual Supporters District 8 report Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover features five prominent cows in the history of Dodge County. Left to right: Pade Farms Fond Bonny Leader, owned by Albert Pade, Lomira First Dodge County cow to score EX-96 ~1960's (Bob Miller photo) Majestic-Elms Amy, sold in Willard Nehls Estate Sale for $24,000 First EX-97 scored cow ~ 1970's (Danny Weaver photo) Nehls-Valley Ned Christine-Red, Palmer & Gene Nehls, Hustisford Exported embryos & offspring around the world, EX-93 3E ~ 1980's (Mary Lippert photo) Crescentmead Rotate Amanda, Niles & Elmo Wendorf Jr, Ixonia #2 CTPI Cow, EX-94 ~ 1990's (Rick Bovre photo) Budjon Remarker Desire, Budjon Farms & Peter Vail, Lomira 5x All-WI, All-Amer. 2005, Res. All-Amer. 2007, EX-96 3E ~ 2000's (Cybil Fisher 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: Christianne Williams, Director of Operations Laura Wackershauser, Editor/Advertising Manager Ashley Yager, Public Relations Associate Sharon Maffei, Administrative Assistant

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Jim Rickert, President (2011)* - 920-872-2982 W9143 Lincoln Rd., Eldorado, WI 54932 Corey Geiger, Vice President (2012)* - 920-650-0294 W1938 County Rd. J, Mukwanago, WI 53149 Angela Brown, Secretary (2012) - 608-935-3814 3008 Elliott Brown Rd., Dodgeville, WI 53533 Todd Stanek, Exec. Committee (2012) - 715-877-3116 E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 Bob Traynor, Exec. Committee (2011)* - 715-778-5807 N6842 Cty. BB, Spring Valley, WI 54767 Todd Borgwardt (2013) - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Paula Bovre (2013) - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Kelli Cull (2011) - 920-488-4129 N9995 Soo Rd., Lomira, WI 53048 Lynn Harbaugh (2011)* - 920-420-1524 N11912 Graetz Rd., Marion, WI 54950 Matt Lippert (2012) - 715-884-6578 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 Chris McCullough (2013) - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Marci Walker (2013) - 608-253-3003 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION

NATIONAL DIRECTOR: Robert Nigh - 608-675-3442, Viroqua, WI Corey Geiger - 920-650-0294, Mukwanago, WI WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN NEWS: (ISSN 0194-4401) (USPS 688160) is published 11 times for $40 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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We look forward to your visit during the Wisconsin Holstein Convention farm tours on Saturday, February 19. Please stop in to see this cow family & their herdmates.

TomLu Oman Dots-ET VG-88 VVVVV GTPI +1703 PTA +503M +2F +13P PTA +1.09T +0.86UDC +2.14FLC +2.8PL 2-07 2x 365 25,980 3.8 984 3.1 813 • 5 sons in A.I., including a high genomic Boliver son at Accelerated Genetics

Full brother: 14HO04956 TomLu Oman Dotson-ET TPI +1870 PTA +1768M +47F +53P +1.13T +$408NM +2.10FLC +1.4PL

Their Dam: TomLu Durham Dot EX-92 EEEEV 3E 6-07 2x 365 37,830 3.5 1334 2.7 1023 Lifetime: 2340 174,900 3.5 6040 2.8 4855

2nd Dam: TomLu Storm Dottie EX-91 EEVEE 5-11 2x 365 27,830 4.2 1162 2.9 806 Lifetime: 1810 107,020 4.2 4453 3.2 3383

3rd Dam: TomLu Nitro Deana VG-88 VEV+E 9-10 2x 365 25,290 4.3 1095 2.9 732 Lifetime: 3006 181,780 4.4 7962 3.1 5610

TomLu Oman Dotsy-ET VG-85 VVV+V at 3-01 CTPI +1908 PTA +994M +51F +41P PTA +1.13T +0.36UDC +1.78FLC +2.6PL 2-08 2x 365 27,540 4.3 1189 3.4 925

Other Herd Favorites: • TomLu Outside Holly EX-93 3E • TomLu Durham Bambi EX-93 2E • KeBun Outside Noreen EX-92 2E • TomLu Durham Angela EX-92 • TomLu Terrason Jip EX-92 • TomLu Durham Dora EX-90 • TomLu Outside Nita EX-90

BAA: 108.6 19 EX • 60 VG • 21 GP 100% Homebred herd

• KyBun Derry Britana EX-90 2E • TomLu Eland Amanda EX-90 • TomLu Linjet Wanda EX-90 • TomLu Damion Abby VG-85 at 2Y • TomLu Talent Amie VG-87 at 2Y • TomLu Durham Heavenly VG-86 at 2Y • TomLu Shottle Allie Sue GP-83 at 2Y

TomLu Holsteins Thomas & LuAnn Bunkoske • 920-485-2943 N6140 E. Horseshoe Rd., Horicon, WI 53032

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RHA: 116 cows 21,100 3.82 805 3.05 642

Budjon Stormatic Want To-ET EX-90 EX-MS 2-01 305 23,144 3.3 753 2.8 646 Want To is an awesome cow to work with from a great cow family. She recently went Excellent and has pregnancies and transfers by Dundee. A future flush is planned to Durham. Want To’s maternal sister, Budjon Durham Wedding, was Grand Champion at the NY Spring International and the Southern Parade of Stars in 2010. Wedding and another sister, Wrennah, teamed up to win the Produce of Dam class at the 2009 Midwest National Spring Show. Thank you to Budjon Farms for making Want To available. Other Classification News:

Wilstar AD Roses Reba-Red VG-85 VG-MS Nom. Junior AA R&W Fall Yearling 2010; Nom. Junior AA R&W Fall Calf 2009 Her Dam: EX-90 Sept. Storm - All-American Fall Yearling in Milk 2008 2nd Dam: EX-94 Integrity - Nom. Junior All-American 5-Yr-Old 2002 Reba is owned with JR Boyke and Lynn and Sara Harbaugh

Skyler Buman

N350 Lawn Rd., Seymour, WI 54165 920-609-1035 • e-mail:

Inquiries Welcome

Sire: Comestar Stormatic-ET Dam: Budjon Stardust Windy-ET EX-90 EX-MS 2nd Dam: Mayerheim Winnie of Budjon EX-94 EX-MS 3rd Dam: Budjon Dairyman Willa VG-88 4th Dam: Green-Vale Wanda High VG-85 VG-MS DOM 5th Dam: Green-Vale Special Wanda Su 3E-93 EX-MS 6th Dam: Green-Vale Skokie Wanita VG-87 VG-MS 7th Dam: Green-Vale A Wanda VG-85 Thanks for the cattle housing, great partnerships and help at the shows: Joe Paltzer, Bella-View Holsteins, JR Boyke, Nehls-Valley Holsteins, Brandon Ferry, Terry Goerl and Chad Ryan, Jason Danhof and Associates.

Milgene Tribute Jessica-Red EX-91 2E 3-05 2x 365 23,900 3.7 884 3.4 810 4-09 2x 365 31,190 4.0 1240 3.3 1028 • VG-88 Sept. Storm daughter • VG-86 Advent granddaughter who is Nominated Junior All-American R&W 2010 Dam: Fitz-Sher-Hill Dur Jemini *RC EX-93 3E DOM 7-09 2x 365 30,390 3.6 1084 2.9 870 Nominated Jr. All-American 5-Year-Old 2005 2nd Dam: Fitz-Sher-Hill Janella-ET *RC EX-90 2E 7-11 2x 365 31,940 3.2 1025 2.9 929 Lft: 2493 188,990 3.6 6732 3.1 6923 3rd Dam: Ja-Bob Jubilance-Red-ET VG-89 5-11 2x 365 30,780 4.2 1283 3.1 954 4th Dam: Sky-Hi Mars Helen EX-92 4E GMD DOM 10-00 2x 365 30,180 3.9 1174 4.2 964

Milgene Holsteins Brett Hildebrandt N2963 Cty. Rd. R, Hustisford, WI 53034 phone/fax: (920) 349-3075

Selling in the Convention Futures Sale is your choice of Jessica’s three Reality-Red calves born September, October and December 2010. Their granddam, Jemini, has become a foundation here at Milgene and we feel one of these special calves can be your foundation as well! wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January, 2011-7

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs  Congratulations to Amber (Firkus) and Aaron Kluck who were married on September 4, 2010 in Polonia, Wisconsin. They reside and run a dairy farm in Polonia. Amber and Aaron are pictured here before driving away from the church in a brand new Case tractor that Amber’s brother borrowed from his workplace  Congratulations to Brenda and Erik Gilbertson, Hollandale, on the birth of their daughter, Makenna Daley on December 15. Makenna weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. and is 21 inches long.  Congratulations to Angela and Nate Zwald of Beaver Dam, on the birth of their daughter, Allison Rose, born on November 16. She was one ounce shy of 9 pounds and was 21 inches long. Allison joins a sister Mary Monica. Angela works for Pfizer Animal Health and her parents Randall and Rosalie Geiger dairy farm in Reedsville. Nate is the Vice-President of Global Marketing and Strategy at Alta Genetics and his parents, Bob and Kay Zwald, dairy farm in Hammond.  Congratulations to Roland “Doc” Jeans, Evansville, Joan Judd, Mount Horeb, and Corey Geiger, Mukwonago, who were honored for their years of support and outstanding service to World Dairy Expo and named this year’s “Friends of Expo” at the recent WDE volunteer appreciation dinner.  Our condolences to the families of Roger Martin, Reedsburg, Leonard Housner, Hillsboro, and Roland Engh, Chaseburg, who recently passed away. Full obituaries are below.  Thank you to those that have contributed to the Brian Krull Grand Champion Trophy Fund: Jayne Krull, Animart and the Waukesha County Holstein Association.  Thank you to the Ken and Kathy Elliott family for their donation to the WHA Scholarship Fund in memory of Robert Mayer. 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 Roger Martin Roger D. Martin, age 79, Reedsburg, and formerly of rural Richland Center, died on Saturday, December 11, 2010, at University Hospital in Madison. He was born in the Bell Center area of Crawford County on November 11, 1931. Roger and Donna Brewer were united in marriage on November 16, 1952 in Richland Center. They owned and operated the Apple Lawn Farm in Buck Creek, and were active in the local, district and state Holstein Associations, winning many awards, including: The 1982 Pewter Pitcher Award, 1975 Outstanding Service to the Richland County Holstein Association, the 1996 Friend of Wisconsin Junior Holstein Award at the Eau Claire State Convention. He also served with the Richland County ASCS, the Farmers Union, was a 4-H leader with particular interest in assisting the Richland County Outstanding young farmers, he served on the school board representing the Lower Buck Creek School. He also served the school district by driving bus for many years. Following retiring from farming, Roger worked at Carlson Motors in Reedsburg. Roger was also a Wisconsin Champion Senior Draft Horse Cart Driver in 1996. Roger treasured his family, the land, flowers, trees, wildlife and his friends. Survivors include: his wife of 58 years, Donna Martin of Richland Center; their daughter, Cheryl Martin (Glenn Schmidt) of the family farm in Buck Creek; his sisters: Donna Roh of Muscoda,

Virginia (Ernest) Bollinger of Monona, Emogene Johnson of Brodhead; brothers: Wayne C. (Mary Ann) Martin of Madison, Edward Martin of Loves Park, IL, LaVonne (Ronda) Martin of Myrtle Beach, SC, sister in law: Joyce Martin of Footville; extended family and many friends. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers: Gail and Keith; his sister in law: Janet Martin, and his brother in law Charles ‘Jr.’ Roh. Graveside services were held on December 17, 2010, at the Richland Center Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to Pine Valley Healthcare in lieu of flowers. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service assisted the family with their arrangements.

Leonard Housner Leonard J. Housner, age 82, of Hillsboro, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Memorial Hospital in Hillsboro. He was born on December 4, 1928, to Joe and Anna (Barbour) Housner in Richland County, and grew to adulthood in the Yuba area. Leonard was united in marriage to Hilda Lind on February 2, 1952, in Hillsboro. They farmed in the Town of Hillsboro, for many years, moving into Hillsboro, in 1992. She preceded him in death on August 27, 2001. He also had worked part-time for Merricks and continued helping his son in farming. Survivors include his sons, Gary (Mary) Housner of rural Elroy, and Chuck (Marilyn) Housner of Stoughton; granddaughters, Nicole and friend, Kyle and Courtney and friend, Josh; step-grandchildren, Brian (Waneta) Kutzke, Beckie (Brian) Whitehouse, Shannon (Trent) Kenyon, Sarah (Mike) Kratzenberg and Amanda (Jed) Slizewski; and step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Deneen of Deerfield; and a special companion, Mary Jean Fanta of Hillsboro. In addition to his wife, Hilda, he was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Virgil Housner. Funeral Services were held on Friday, December 17, at the Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro. For online information go to www. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or Diabetes Association.

Roland Engh Roland Engh, 84, of Chaseburg, died Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at Bethany St. Joseph Care Center in La Crosse. He was born November 17, 1926, to Engman and Malla (Barstad) Engh in Jefferson Township, Vernon County. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church in Esofea. Roland served in the U.S. Navy from September 1945 to September 1947. He was part of Operation Crossroads at the Bikini Atoll in 1946. He returned to the Engh home farm in 1947. Roland was an avid baseball fan and in his younger years loved to play baseball with the South Ridge Baseball team. On May 5, 1956, Roland married Irma Rude at the Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Church. The couple farmed until 1989 when they retired to Chaseburg. While farming, Roland served on numerous dairy and farm committees. He also held many offices on the church councils at Bethany, Westby Coon Prairie and then at Middle Coon Valley Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Middle Coon Valley Lutheran Church and the Coon Valley American Legion Post #116. Survivors include his daughter Cindy (Dennis) Christianson of Chaseburg, his son Steve (Shelly) Engh of Coon Valley; grandchildren Nichole Mathison, Travis Engh, Brett Christianson, Andrew (Vicky) Hess, Chelsea Engh; step-children Ben, Zachary and Jordan; great grandchildren Hunter, Molly, Brock and Colton; three sisters, Dorothy (Clyde) Gray, Rachel (Ed) Wrobel and Esther (Sherman) Erlandson; one brother, Frederick (Lou Ann) Engh; two sisters-in-law, Myrna and Pauline Engh; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Irma on December 31, 2008; his parents; three sisters, Eleanore Gilbertson, Carrol Berg and Margaret Brye; and two brothers, Duane and LaVerne Engh. At the Eng-Our-Acres herd dispersal in 1989, the top cow was Eng-Our-Acres Mark Sandy, who was sold to Sherman and Esther Erlandson (his sister). Mark Sandy went on to become Excellent and the brood cow that is behind the Sher-Est cows (Saturday, Sunday, etc.) that are in the pedigrees of bulls like Mr Sam and many others today. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January, 2011-9

From your President Jim Rickert Congratulations to Seth Bauer, a Waupaca/Waushara junior member, who was the winner in the December Holstein Trivia contest. The question was: Which cow won the 2010 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity? The correct answer was: Budjon-JK Emotional-ET. Keep reading to find this month’s trivia question. The Wisconsin Holstein Futurity will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. The Futurity committee is busy planning a special celebration on August 13, 2011, at the State Fair. The committee wants to keep the Futurity at the State Fair for the coming years. The future of the Futurity will be discussed at the annual meeting at the Adult Holstein Convention in February. I urge you to attend and express your viewpoint. The WHA board met December 3-4, in Fond du Lac. Thanks to Ryan-Vu, Westphalia and Vir-Clar for allowing the Holstein board and staff to visit their farms. During our meetings, the board spent a considerable amount of time discussing finances. Membership dues is $10,000 below budget and our interest from investments is also $15,000 below the 2010 budget. As a result, we approved a very tight budget for 2011, with no staff raises. Also, many budgeted expense line items were trimmed. With this all being said, we need to increase sponsorship support. The board approved an increase from $40 to $50 in membership dues for 2012. The production and distribution costs for each member to receive the News is about $36 per year. Your board welcomes any questions or concerns. I have invited the three retiring state board members who have served you the past 6 years to share some insights from their time on the board. Lynn Harbaugh I would like to thank the membership, fellow board members and Wisconsin Holstein Staff for the opportunity to work to better our organization. I would strongly encourage anyone who has an interest in running for the board to do so. The past six years have been very fun and educational.The opportunity to get to know other board members and staff has been very rewarding. We are fortunate as an association to have such a diversified and financially responsible board of directors. Being on the board allows you to see just how caring and devoted our staff truly is. The role as a board member is different for everyone. For me it was to give back to an organization that gave me so much. I have enjoyed helping at the shows, helping at picnics, helping at the Junior convention, working with the state sale and state futures sale, and helping with the spring barn meetings. All of these activities allow you the chance to meet great people and see how passionate the board is about our industry. Serving on this board is one of the best experiences I have ever had. If you are excited about the Holstein business and enjoy meeting other enthusiastic people committed to the betterment of our business then I highly recommend becoming a board member in the future. THANKS AGAIN for the opportunity to give something back. Lynn Harbaugh Bob Traynor Six years already???!! It sure doesn’t seem like it. When I think back to 6 years ago and look at the changes in the Association, and in myself, it’s a little hard to believe. Treasure Quest, the State picnic, helping at Spring Show, getting to read pedigrees at the Futures Sale, on kids and desserts, and my fave, the YAC, have made the last six years a great ride. I used to attend county meetings and banquets and have to explain Treasure Quest from the bottom up for about three years. Now I can go and people are waiting to buy a ticket when I get there. About four years ago, the Young Adult Committee was just a concept to try to get our younger adult members involved and keep them involved. Five years ago, our first meeting at convention had 10–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January, 2011

four people. And here we are with 45-50 attending the Brewer outing the last three years, put on a VERY successful sale last year, and had about a dozen getting involved in the sale this year, with a fantastic lineup pulled together. But as satisfying as these have been, getting to know people has been the best part of being on the board. I really didn’t know the other folks on the board, or the staff, six years ago. Now, Kathy and I consider these close friends. The December board meetings have been a fixture of our year to look forward to, and whether it’s the barn tours, hanging out at the hotel, (or bar), or getting into a hard-core (forgive the pun) game of Apples to Apples, these folks are REALLY fun to hang with. And their dedication and passion for the industry and this Association is inspiring. And representing Wisconsin Holsteins on the board is such an honor, and really gives a person credibility and respect (from most, other than certain tall people). While I’ll most likely be remembered for being perhaps the smallest board member, for my “you can put me on the ballot but please don’t vote for me” speech, or bringing the El Paso Marching Band (you can see us on Youtube) to the 2005 Convention, I hope I’ve carried my weight while on the board. Thank you to my fellow board members and staff for their patience and friendship, and to the membership for giving me the opportunity to serve this great organization. It has truly been one of the most memorable chapters of my life so far. Sincerely, Bob Traynor Jim Rickert Service on this board has been a very rewarding experience. The most memorable part would be the opportunity to serve as your president this past year. I have become lifelong friends with many of the board members that I have served with. I ask for your continued involvement in the committees and activities of your association. Thank you for your friendship and support. I have gained even greater appreciation for the dedicated staff that serves you. Thanks Chris, Ashley, Laura and Sharon for serving our association. As I reflect, these are some things that I will remember being a part of during my tenure on the board... One of my privileges was getting to know many of our junior members by being a state Junior Holstein advisor for 5 years. Kelly and I having the opportunity to serve on the 2008 National Holstein Convention Executive Committee. Kelly and I chairing the 75th anniversary celebration of the Wisconsin Holstein Outstanding Boy and Girl Awards during the 2007 Adult Holstein Convention. This month’s question is: In the 120 year history of the Wisconsin Holstein Association, there have been three times that a father and son have each been WHA Presidents. Who are the father and son combinations? Hint-the answer is revealed in the WHA 2011 breeder calendar. Please send the correct names by email to Each adult or junior member who answers the question correctly by January 15 will have his/her name entered into a random drawing. The winner chosen each month will receive a $10 Culver’s gift card. All junior members who email the correct answer will also receive 10,000 Holstibucks. Until next time, Jim Rickert

Treasure Quest reminder The 2011 Treasure Quest will be held at the Midwest National Spring Show, April 16 in Jefferson, WI. • If you would like to enter a calf in the Treasure Quest, entries are due February 1, 2011. The entry form was printed in the October issue of the News. • Treasure Quest tickets are available from any WHA Board member, Breed Improvement committee member or by calling the WHA office at 1-800-223-4269.

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Mar-Linda-K Holsteins Mark & Linda Wright Family, Johnson Creek By Ashley Yager

Mark, Linda, Kayla & Nicole Wright have bred a total of nine Excellent cows, and have earned four consecutive Progressive Breeder Awards. They currently have cows on the top 10,000 cow list sired by Buckeye, Stormatic, and Baxter. The Wrights raise all of their heifer calves. New calves transition from hutches to group housing, and move to the heifer facilities a few miles from the farm once they reach nine months of age. They remain there until they reach breeding age, when they are moved ar-Linda-K Holsteins of Johnson Creek, WI, is a third back to the farm and bred based on their size. Cows calve in box generation family dairy farm operated by the Mark and Linda stalls during the winter, and the Wrights are fortunate to utilize a Wright amily. Linda’s grandfather purchased the farm for her father, bedded pack and some pasture calving during the summer months. Philip Klug, who took ownership in the mid 1940’s. He and Linda’s No cows are bred to calve in January and February. Mark and Linda have two girls that are very passionate about mother, Myrtle, purchased cows from Pabst farm and various individuals from area auctions to start their dairy herd over 60 years ago. their cows. Oldest daughter Kayla is a freshman at UW-River Falls When Linda was young, her parents had 35 cows and milked in studying Ag Marketing Communication, and Nicole is a freshman a 33-stall barn. Their numbers gradually increased to 50 and 60 cows at Watertown. Both girls are very active in Junior Holstein, showing over the years, and the Klugs were milking nearly 80 cows when & Judging, and youth organizations at their schools. The Wrights have given their girls a few select calves to start their Linda and her husband took over in the early 1990’s. Renovations were done to the barn in the late 1980’s, including the addition of a own herds, as well as the opportunity to purchase a cow or heifer. pipeline and 25 more stalls, leaving the total capacity of the barn at Nicole has become involved in the Brown Swiss breed, and has excelled at the state and national levels with her heifers. Nicole has 51 cows. Mark and Linda married in 1989. Mark was not raised on a had Reserve Junior All-American Winter Calf, as well as four Allfarm, but grew up in Jefferson and participated in FFA, which is Wisconsins and Junior Champion of the Junior Show at Harrisburg. Kayla purchased a heifer in the Crescentmead sale that has also where he and Linda met. Mark attended UW-Platteville to receive an Agriculture degree, and worked for Landmark Genetics as an been a fantastic addition to the family’s herd. Crescentmead SS Mae, Operations Manager for four years before taking up farming. Linda VG-85, is a September Storm daughter from a VG Durham and attended MATC in Fort Atkinson for a degree in Dairy Herd EX-91 Juror that stem from Rotate Amanda. Kayla has four Shottle Management, and has always put the family farm first and foremost heifers from Mae, as well as an Advent ET daughter born in early December. in her work endeavors. The Wrights still have a descendant from Philip’s early years in In the fall of 1992, Linda’s father was having health issues, and she and Mark made the decision to purchase the cows. It was then farming from Klug-View Rocket Cutie, EX-90 2E. Cutie was sold that Mark came home to farm full-time, and Mar-Linda-K Holsteins to Ernlo Farms in Iowa but her Sexation calf was kept at the farm to was born. While Mark and Linda own the cows, Myrtle retains show and breed from. Mar-Linda-K Emory Clover, VG-89, is a ownership of the land and buildings. The Wrights have just one descendant from the Cutie family. Her record at 6-02 and 365d was full-time hired hand, and occasionally enlist the help of a few 40,470M 3.9 1586F 2.9 1161P pounds, with lifetime production of 196,700M 3.6 6,998F and 3.0 5,807P part-time workers when needed. pounds. There are still a fancy The Wrights are now milking just AltaFinest daughter and Laurin grandover 100 cows through the barn, daughter from Cutie in the Wright’s which equates to at least two switch herd. groups. They have grown their One of the founding, homebred herd numbers internally, and have cows in the Mar-Linda-K herd has modified buildings to accompany their been Mar-Linda-K Storm Vicki, numbers. Their rolling herd average EX-92 3E GMD DOM. Vicki was lost on 2x milking includes over 23,000 in the summer of 2010, but her daughpounds milk, with 900 pounds fat and ters and granddaughters have had a 700 pounds protein. There are about very positive impact on the Wright’s 115 total milking age females, and an herd. Vicki herself was a maintenance additional 125 heifers on the farm. free cow that had over 250,000 pounds The herd’s BAA is at 106.2, with lifetime milk, with 10,000 pounds fat. 3 Excellent, 31 Very Good, 57 Good Plus and 10 Good cows. The Wrights Mar-Linda-K Storm Vicki EX-92 3E GMD DOM She bred back each year, had four


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Mar-Linda-K Progress Victoria EX-90 2E

Mar-Linda-K Victoria Secret EX-90

Mar-Linda-K Lee Fantasia VG-88

She was also seventh Junior Two-Year-Old at the 2010 International natural daughters and a few sets of twins without any trouble. Vicki’s first calf and best daughter in the Wright’s herd was Junior Holstein Show. She has created a lot of positive buzz for the Mar-Linda-K Progress Victoria, EX-90 2E. Victoria’s record at Wright family, and now calls northeast Wisconsin home. The Wright family has made very few purchases to build their 7-05 and 365d yielded 37,280M 4.0 1474F and 3.0 1117P pounds, and a lifetime of 2501d 222,100M, 7,900F and 6,870P pounds. herd, specifically working to build generations of VG and EX cows Victoria is no longer in the herd, but her third generation EX with the best genetics they have. The purchases they’ve made, however, have continued to yield positive results. Linda has acquired daughter is making fantastic daughters. Mar-Linda-K Victoria Secret, EX-90, is a Blitz daughter from embryos from the Rosa Rae-Lyn & Elegance family, and has a red Victoria that the Wrights truly believe has “nine lives.” Secret has Advent daughter and a Durham to show for it. The Wrights also calved three times, and each time has fought through health issues to purchased Hagen Mandel Meg, VG-88, at the Hagen Dispersal. Meg complete a lactation. After having her first calf, a heifer sired by has given them a fancy Laramee daughter that was Junior Goldwyn, she took a trip to the UW-Madison Veterinary clinic to Champion and Reserve Junior Supreme at their county fair this year. have surgery for peritonitis, then fought ketosis, and a DA that was A full sister to Krull Dundee Ellory was also added from the Krull fixed with a roll before she took off. Her second heifer calf by Lou Sale this fall. The Mar-Linda-K herd has been bred 100% AI since Mark and brought similar problems, and her third calving with twins resulted in Linda took over the cows. Linda makes mating decisions, which are another trip to UW-Madison. The Wrights have been very fortunate with Secret, because even based on bulls with strength, dairyness, good front ends, with great though she has had numerous health issues and survived, she has udders and depth and openness of rib. Over the years, the Wrights given healthy, beautiful heifer calves each year. Her twins, a heifer and have enjoyed working with their Durhams, as their daughters were a bull, resulted in a healthy Damion heifer tested negative as nice cows with dairyness and the ability to milk, as well as high a freemartin. Linda would like to flush Secret, however, as she’s scoring individuals. September Storm, Leduc, Talent, Mr. Sam, Outpositive the cow could not survive another calving. Secret’s highest side, Gibson, Stormatic, Blitz, and Lheros have also had a positive record to date at 3-06 and 365d is 33,020M with 3.8 1,256F and 2.8 impact on the herd, as well as older bulls Blackstar, Emory, Storm, Throne, and Southwind. 920P pounds. Young cows in the Wright’s herd are sired by Affirmed, Another foundation cow the Wright’s have bred is Mar-Linda-K Leduc Fara, VG-87. Fara has produced 12 offspring in the herd, AltaMerchant, Talent, Fortune, Zenith, Baxter, Dundee, Damion, including nine September Storms, one Lee, one Stormatic and one Advent and Finest. The heifer pens feature daughters of Shottle, Advent daughter. Of these offspring, five are scored VG with over Advent, Affirmed, Laurin, Sanchez and Outbound, and bulls 25,000 pounds milk and have several daughters and red carrier currently being used include Affirmed, Fever, Jordan, Longtime, offspring in the herd. A maintenance-free longevity cow, Fara has a Lauthority, Sanchez, Damion, Braxton, Laramee, Outbound, lifetime record at 2,021 days of 173,900, 3.7 6,367F, 3.0 5,203P Tartini, Shottle, Jeeves, Piccolo, and Durham-Red. An ABS sire technician is responsible for all of the breeding on the farm. Linda is pounds. A standout daughter of Fara is Mar-Linda-K Lee Fantasia, very pleased with the uniformity and positive change that has come VG-88. Her record at 3-06 365d produced 29,930 4.0 1,183F 2.9 through the heifer pens in the last few years. She has noticed a big 878P pounds. The Wrights are confident Fantasia will top the 200,000 difference in her heifer groups and knows her careful mating pound lifetime milk mark, and are excited to work with her in the selections have been paying off. Future goals of Mar-Linda-K include continuing to manage coming years. The Mar-Linda-K crew has always been a fan of the show ring, production, as well as increase their BAA to 110. The Wrights want and enjoys participating in shows on the county, state and national to decrease their herd size and hope to purchase a few high pedigreed cows or young stock. They also levels. One of their homebred animals would like to show at the Wisconsin had some great success in the ring this Championship Show and Futurity in the year. Mar-Linda-K Affirm Raelynn, an near future. unscored junior two year old by Affirmed, Mark and Linda admit that they have was shown as a calf but has matured into been very blessed, and are thankful to the a beautiful young cow. She is from a Mr. people who have helped them and given Sam who was lost at a young age from them the opportunity to develop an injury, and her second dam was a VG-87 outstanding herd of cows. They have been Juror who had a monstrous frame. farming for 20 years now, and now have a Kayla and Nicole showed Raelynn as 95% homebred herd of fantastic Holstein a heifer. She calved in June 2010 with a females to show for years of hard work, Damion heifer calf and stood second at passion and dedication to the ladies in the the county fair just three weeks later. At barn. the Wisconsin State Fair Open Show, Raelynn won her class and was named Mar-Linda-K Affirm Raelynn Honorable Mention Grand Champion. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January, 2011-13

2011 Wisconsin Holstein Convention February 18 & 19, 2011 Beaver Dam, WI Convention Hotel: Best Western Campus Inn 920-887-7171 815 Park Avenue, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Reservations due February 1, 2011 Room Rate $89/single or double Mention: Wisconsin Holstein Association Rooms are also blocked at the Super 8 Hotel, 711 Park Avenue, Beaver Dam, until February 1, 2011 Phone: 920-887-8880 Rate is $71/single or $77/double; Mention: Wisconsin Holstein Association

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Visiting Robin’s Country Gardens, chocolate candy making & Widmer’s cheese

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E-mail Send your Reservations early! Registration forms postmarked by January 31 will benefit from lower meal prices. Questions, call Roger and Fay Hildebrandt, 920-349-3075 or Russell and Barb Ridge, 920-386-4449 Mail your forms with checks payable to “Dodge County Holstein Breeders” to Roger and Fay Hildebrandt, N2963 Country Rd. R, Hustisford, WI 53034

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WHA Adult Convention Schedule February 18 & 19, 2011 Best Western Campus Inn, Beaver Dam Hosted by Dodge County Holstein Breeders Friday, February 18 11:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Registration 12:30-6:00 p.m. Dairy Bar Open 1:00-4:00 p.m. Holstein USA Region 5 Meeting 4:00-5:30 p.m. WHA Committee Meetings 5:30-6:30 p.m. Social Hour 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner Production Awards Presented 7:30 p.m. Adult Convention Futures Sale, presented by the Young Adult Committee Saturday, February 19 7:15-11:00 a.m. 7:30-8:30 a.m. 7:45-11:30 a.m. 9:00-11:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Dairy Bar Open Past President’s gathering Spouses’ Outing WHA Annual Business Meeting & Elections Luncheon Recognition of Outstanding Juniors Recognition of GMD and DOM Recognition of 40 & 50 Year Members Recognition of Wall of Fame inductees 1:00-4:30 p.m. Dodge County Farm Tours 5:30-6:30 p.m. Social Hour 6:30 p.m. Awards Banquet Recognition of Retiring Board Members Introduction of New Board Members Advertising Contest Winners Distinguished Young Dairy Person Distinguished Service Award Distinguished Breeder Dessert Auction to benefit WHA Scholarship Fund JAC Work Auction to benefit WHA Juniors Evening entertainment hosted by Dodge County Sunday, February 20 WHA Board Re-organizational Meeting

Convention Farm Tours Car-Bon Farm Car-Bon Farm is operated by Carl and Bonnie Werner. The farm has been in the Werner family for over 100 years. Carl and Bonnie purchased the farm in 1970 and Registered Holsteins have been part of the herd since 1954. The farm consists of 148 acres, entirely made up of pasture and hay land; all grain is purchased. The Car-Bon herd consists of 45 cows and about 45 head of youngstock. The herd is on a management intensive grazing program and maintains a rolling herd average of 19,000-21,000 pounds of milk. The current herd BAA is 109.9%. The Werners do some showing on the local and district level and were proud to be named Premier Breeder and Exhibitor at the District 8 Show in 2009. Approximately two-thirds of the herd traces back to Car-Bon Pete Abby, EX-93 4E. Two of these descendents that will be featured on the convention farm tour are Car-Bon Durham Angel, EX-92 2E, who has Goldwyn and Sanchez daughters on the farm; and Car-Bon Durham Alta, EX-94 2E EX-97MS, who has Pronto and Sanchez

Car-Bon Durham Angel EX-92 2E

Car-Bon Durham Alta EX-94 2E

daughters on the farm and is due back to Sanchez. Current sires being used include: England-Ammon Million-ET, Golden-Oaks St Alexander-ET, Henkeseen Emphasis-ET, Gen-Mark Stmatic Sanchez, Den-K Marshall LL Laurin and Klumbs Durham Pontiac. The Werners look forward to your visit during the Wisconsin Holstein Convention.

TomLu Holsteins In February 1975, Tom and LuAnn Bunkoske purchased a dairy farm one mile south of Horicon in Dodge County. The farm consists of 129 acres of land and started out with 40 Holstein cows; some grades were purchased along with Registered cows from the PearsonBunkoske herd (Pear-Bun), where Tom’s father was in a partnership with Pearson. Tom and LuAnn have three children: a daughter Carrie (Dean) Twardokus and two sons, Kevin and Kyle. Carrie and Dean have two sons, Trent (15) and Nathan (13), and own a dairy farm located by Mayville where they milk 70 Registered and grade Holsteins. Kevin purchased his farm from Tom’s dad in 1998 and he milks 45 Registered Holsteins and works the 100 acres of land located 1/4 mile from the home farm. Kyle works with his parents and lives on the second farm purchased in 1999, which has 146 acres and where the calves three months and older are raised. In 2000 the Bunkoskes expanded by building a freestall barn which houses 50 cows. Along with that, they started renting additional land to have a total of 650 acres where they raise corn silage, corn, oats and hay. All calves are raised for replacement heifers and steers. The current herd consists of 116 100% homebred Registered Holsteins with a RHA of 21,100 lbs. milk, 3.82% and 805 lbs. fat, and 3.05% and 642 lbs. protein. The current BAA is 108.6% with 19 EX, 60 VG and 21 GP cows. The TomLu herd has bred over 90 Excellent cows since it was first classified in the late 1970s. The first cow scored Excellent was TomLu Very Andrea, EX-90, who lived to be 17 years old and had four daughters with mulitiple E classifications. Many offspring from the Andrea family are still in the herd today and making big impacts. Another cow making an impact is TomLu Durham Dot, EX-92 3E. She has two active sons in AI: TomLu Oman Dotson at Accelerated Genetics and TomLu Oman Dotcom at Select Sires. Her daughter, TomLu Oman Dots VG-88 EX-MS has five sons in AI as young sires. Another favorite is TomLu Outside Holly EX-93 2E, who has a few notable daughters: Pontiac Hailey, VG-87; Durham Heavenly-ET, VG-86; Durham Hailo-ET, GP-84; and Durham Hazel. Bulls currently being used are Comestar Lauthority, Ladino Park Talent-IMP-ET, Gillette Jerrick, Picston Shottle, Erbacres Damion, Regancrest S Braxton, Henkeseen Emphasis, Golden-Oaks St Alexander and Gen-Mark Stormatic Sanchez. All of the farm work is handled by family members. Tom feeds and helps milk the cows, does AI and IV work, fieldwork and repairs. LuAnn feeds the newborn calves in hutches, helps with milking, cares for the chickens and many other jobs on the farm. Kevin feeds the breeding age heifers and steers, helps with fieldwork and repairs along with caring for his own herd. Kyle milks, mixes all the feed, feeds the older youngstock, helps with fieldwork and anything else that needs to be done. The Bunkoskes also enjoy their time off the farm, including church activities, family outings, deer hunting and fishing. Over the years, the Bunkoskes have exhibited at the District Show, State Fair and the Dodge County Fair and Futurity. They have been involved in county activities such as hosting the Twilight Meeting, Dairy Brunch and dairy judging practices for area youth. They have also supported the Dodgeramma sale and the Share Basis

TomLu Oman Dots-ET VG-88

TomLu Oman Dotsy-ET VG-85

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project over the years. Tom has served on the DHIA board of directors and Kyle was on the Dodge County Holstein Association board and currently serves as the junior Dairy Superintendent at the county fair. Future plans include improving the buildings and making some additions to the farm and continuing the tradition of breeding strong cow families. The Bunkoskes welcome everyone to the farm and hope everyone enjoys seeing the great quality Holsteins in Dodge County.

Vande Holsteins Vande Holsteins, Waupun, is owned and operated by Bruce and Val Vande Zande and their daughter Ashley and son Shawon. They currently milk 60 Red and White and 10 Black and White Holsteins (5 of which carry the red gene). 86% of their herd is Red and White and they have recently added additional cows to the herd due to Ashley and Shawon returing to the farm after college. Ashley is a recent graduate of UW-Platteville and Shawon completed the Farm and Industry Short Course at UW-Madison. The current herd consists of 6 EX, 32 VG and 6 GP cows with nothing lower than GP. Sires being used include Vincent, DurhamRed, Destin, Secure and Artie. Vande Holsteins has been showing Red and Whites for the past 10 years and has received 29 Junior All-American nominations and seven All-American nominations. Of these, seven were named Junior All-American and seven more were Reserve All-Americans. The Vande Zandes have worked with some unique red cow families during the past 10 years. Probably the most unique they are currently working with is Vande Mutant Logan-Red-BC. A VG-86 Red Mutant daughter, Logan can be mated to Black and White sires to produce Red and White offspring. The best example of this is Vande Shottle Lottery-Red-BC. Lottery is a Red and White Shottle and carries the Black and White gene along with the Red and White gene. Two of the kids’ best show cows are approaching 11 years of age and have several daughters in the herd. Roulette Y2K-Red is scored EX-94 3E and has numerous VG daughters. She is also the dam of Vande Zande’s Fall calf from this past year, Vande Debonair YahtzeeRed, who was named Junior Champion of the Wisconsin State Fair Red and White junior show and Reserve Junior Champion of the Open Show. Elmflo Rubens Jackie-Red, EX-92 2E, is a three-time Junior All-American Red and White and has two VG daughters. One daughter, Advent Jerica-Red, is classified VG-88 and was nominated Junior All-American Red and White in 2009. Another daughter, Vincent Janelle-Red is VG-85 as a two year old and is sired by Vande Advent Vincent-Red, EX-94, from ABC Genetics. The Vande Zandes are actively involved in the Dodge County and Red and White Holstein Associations. Bruce is serving as a national director for the RWDCA, while Val is a past President of the Wisconsin RWDCA. Ashley currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer for the Wisconsin RWDCA and plays a large role in coordinating the Midwest Spring Red & White show. Bruce, Val, Ashley and Shawon are excited to host one of the Wisconsin Holstein convention tours and hope everyone will enjoy seeing this predominantly Red and White herd. (Vande Zande information provided by RWDCA & the Red Bloodlines)

Vande Mutant Logan-Red-BC VG-86

Elmflo Rubens Jackie-Red EX-92 2E 3x Junior All-American R&W

Proposed By-Law updates/changes to be presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting (proposed changes are in italics; please note that the proposed changes in Sec. 6 & 7 have been updated since the December issue) By-Law 3 MEMBERSHIP Sec. 2 Junior Membership. a. Upon payment of dues, persons under twenty-one years of age may become junior members of the Wisconsin Holstein Association. b. Junior membership dues shall entitle junior members to receive the Wisconsin Holstein News on an optional basis at a rate determined by the Board of Directors. Removed “and the Holstein-Friesian WORLD” Sec. 4. Expulsion, Censure and Denial. a. The Executive Committee shall act as a panel to hear or review complaints or alleged violations of By-Law 3, Sec. 4, and make recommendations for further action by the Board of Directors. Records will be made of proceedings and legal counsel may be present at any meeting. b. The Board of Directors may censure, suspend or expel a member at anytime for failure to pay membership dues, other financial obligations to WHA and Holstein News, misconduct, or neglect of duty and obligations prescribed by the Articles and By-Laws. By-Law 4 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Sec. 2. Elections. a. The number of directors shall be twelve (12). At each annual meeting thereafter, there shall be elected directors equal in number to those whose terms have expired, for a term of three (3) years each. Election by the members of a director to fill a vacancy occurring before the end of the term, shall be for the unexpired term only. Each Director shall hold office for the term for which he is elected and until his successor is elected and enters upon his duties. Directors shall be elected for not more than two (2) consecutive full three (3) year terms. b. Director shall be elected by ballot. Nominations shall be made from the floor. There must be at least one more nomination than the number of vacancies to be filled. All vacancies must be voted for on each ballot, or the ballot will not be valid. By Law 4 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Sec. 6. Officers. The directors, at their annual meeting, shall elect from their number a President and a Vice-President. The Vice-President will serve as Chair of the Finance Committee. They shall also elect a Board Secretary who may or may not be a director. The principal duties of the President shall be to preside at all meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors, and with said Board to have general supervision of the affairs of the Association. He shall sign all certificates of stock and all contracts and other instruments. The principal duties of the Vice-President shall be to discharge the duties of the President in the event of the absence or disability of the latter. In addition, the Vice-President who also chairs the Finance Committee, shall have the custody of corporate funds and securities; to keep full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in the Association books and records; to disburse the funds of the Association as may be ordered by the Board, taking and retaining proper vouchers for such disbursements; to render, as may be required, true accounts of all financial transactions of the Association and accurate statements of the financial condition of the Association. The principal duties of the Secretary shall be to keep a true and correct record of the proceedings of all meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors; to countersign and affix the seal of the Association to all papers and documents requiring such action; and to systematically and safely keep such books, papers, records, and documents pertaining to the business of the Association as may be assigned to them by the Board of Directors. Sec.7 Executive Committee The Board of Directors, at their annual meeting, shall elect from their number two (2) directors to serve with the President, Vice-President and Board Secretary. The Board Secretary may serve on the Executive Committee if that person is an elected director. Those five positions will hold votes on the Executive Committee. The immediate Past President also is an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee. These changes will be presented and voted on at the Annual meeting on Saturday, February 19 in Beaver Dam. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a WHA Board member or the WHA office.

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The Future of the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity The WHA Futurity Committee has asked for input from the membership as to where future WHA Futurities will take place. Currently, the Futurity is held at the Wisconsin State Fair but there has been some discussion about moving it to another venue, possibly the Wisconsin Championship Show. This article will discuss some of the points from both sides. The WHA Board would appreciate your input on this topic at the WHA Annual Business meeting at the WHA Adult Convention on Saturday, February 19, 9:00 a.m., in Beaver Dam at the Campus Inn.

Some Futurity history... For the past 25 years (come August 2011), the WHA Futurity has been held in West Allis at the Wisconsin State Fair grounds in conjunction with the Wisconsin State Fair. According to the WHA History Book and committee minutes, the WI Holstein Futurity was started by a WHA Futurity Committee to help promote the dairy business to the general public and this has continued to be the objective of the WHA Futurity Committee. The WHA Futurity is an event that is funded by the entry money sent in from all the entries for that particular year and sponsorships that have been garnered by the committee and staff. Entries are made when the animal is a calf, three years prior to the show. This entry fee money is then placed in a Merrill Lynch investment fund to hopefully grow in interest and dividends to add to the entry fee money. The only time that WHA would give money to a particular year of the Futurity is if the invested money did not earn any interest, then a 4% interest is calculated and placed with the purse money to be divided amongst the competitors of that year. This Futurity fund, except for one year, has always paid for all the expenses that are part of the WHA Futurity. Over the years there have been generous sponsors to add money to the “purse” of the Futurity and for various special placing or awards. Reasons and concerns to keep the show at Wisconsin State Fair… • The WI Holstein mission statement is to promote our dairy breed and owners. The promotion at the WSF is to mostly non-agriculture people, the people that are the consumers of the products that our dairy industry produces. The first week of WSF is the Junior Dairy Show and during the second week of WSF there are not as many dairy animals and our Futurity does draw the fairgoers to the coliseum for this special occasion. a. WI Holstein Association is a not-for-profit membership organization with the purpose of promoting the WI Holstein registered breed and their breeders and owners. • If the Futurity were moved from WSF, then it would lose the major sponsors for the event. After reviewing last year’s payouts, the first place payout would drop $1,759 (from $3,039 to $1,280); second place, would drop $929 ($1,990 to $1,090); third place by $523 ($1,336 to $834); After that, payouts would all remain nearly the same, plus or minus $10. • Additional sponsorships for the WHA Futurity have increased over the years to try to help out not only the top 3 award winners but all of the WHA Futurity exhibitors. A few years ago the 13th place animal only received about $189; with sponsorship helping out more with expenses this year, the 13th place animal received $344. • There are some exhibitors that show at the WHA Futurity because it is at WSF and they want to be a part of this unique event. Some exhibitors enjoy and understand that the “formal attire” (instead of the dress whites) is something more eye appealing to help draw the general public to the show and to make a statement of the unmistakable pride we take in our dairy animals. • There is a decline in numbers; and while this is true, that can be said for other shows around the state due to the decline in farms in general. This includes our WI Championship Show. • The opportunity to show at the WHA Futurity at WI State Fair for some exhibitors is wonderful because some exhibitors may not show at our WHA shows in certain years due to the distance of travel to the WHA shows from their location. • As an Exhibitor of six head at past WHA Futurities, a past WHA Board member for six years and a WHA Futurity Committee member for seven years, I have several perspectives on Futurity: a. First, as a committee member since 2004. I thought why is this at State Fair for the next 6 years? I have seen why this should be there with the reaction of the crowd with the cows and their elegantly dressed leadspeople. This has become one of the most positive promotions of the dairy industry this organization can do. We like to think our shows in the state promote our cattle sales. This show promotes our dairy product sales, which is the main source of our income. With all the negatives put out there about animal cruelty, this shows non-farm families how well our animals are treated and kept. b. State Fair has made a great deal of improvements for us on housing the animals and ourselves on State Fair grounds. There may be more to be improved on and hopefully that will come in time. • We would lose the Futurity’s pageantry by moving it from WSF. • This is a different venue for our show sponsors to have an opportunity to be advertised at. • It has been noted that many State Fair attendees like to see the milking demonstrations with actual show cows being used. They want to see what awards an animal has won. Many people are more open to learning about dairy cattle when they are actually watching a show or seeing show cattle.

Reasons and concerns to move from the Wisconsin State Fair... • The number one reason to keep the Futurity at WSF is promotion. That said, we have the largest junior dairy cattle show in North America a week earlier which provides tremendous promotion. Our bylaws say WHA should promote Registered Holsteins which, in the mind of some, means promoting to other dairy producers, not necessarily the general public. Outside of promotion, there is very little upside to continue to have an event in Milwaukee when cow numbers continue to leave southeast Wisconsin. • The reality of the decline in numbers is also subject to the following bottom line issue... if you are not in the top 3... or feel you don’t have a top tier animal right now, you will probably not make the extra effort to exhibit at State Fair at the Futurity.. unless you are already there showing. Those are financial facts. People are busy and showing costs money! • From some breeders’ perspective, it is not about the crowd and the gowns and the glitz... it is about creating a venue for the highest quality Futurity that Wisconsin has to offer and showcasing the genetics of the breeders and exhibitors. • From some exhibitors’ perspective, standing in 95 degree heat, in formal attire, with the flies biting your cow, waiting 45 minutes to get 12 other animals in the ring is not fun. Why not show in normal whites? • Moving the Futurity will actually benefit our breeder members. Those showing at the Futurity will eliminate one show from their busy plates. That said, the owners will likely take home more net money, not less, as a move to the WHA State Show will reduce expenses from showing in Milwaukee. The initial expenses of getting to and dealing with State Fair traffic are great and the rewards are diminishing if you don’t stand in the top three. • By moving the Futurity to the WHA Championship Show, the Futurity could be the lead-off class for the show, followed by the heifer show. The first and second place animals from the Futurity could automatically qualify for Intermediate Champion the very next day. The American Jersey Cattle Association has handled the Jersey Jug this way for a number of decades and it works well. • Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the entries to the WHA Futurity have been declining for a number of years. Since 2007’s 262 entries, (which was 10 away from the record high) entries for Futurities have steadily dropped: 2008 - 199; 2009 - 180; 2010 - 201; 2011 - 160; and 2012, 179. At the same time, actual animals exhibiting in the Futurity at WSF is in a tailspin. After peaking at 33 in 2005, actual cows showed has done the following: 2006 - 14; 2007 - 21; 2008 - 13; 2009 - 17; and 2010 - 13. In our opinion, breeders are voting with their pocket books and entries are dropping for the before mentioned reasons along with those listed below: a. The challenges of transporting cattle into a major metropolitan area. b. The Wisconsin dairy industry and cow numbers are no longer located near Milwaukee (the decline of Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth counties). c. The time commitment and costs to show at another show. d. The rise of many county futurities over the past 25 years. It may just come down to a very simple question of -

Does WI Holstein Association have a promotion of this type at WI State Fair and have it be self-funding or does WI Holstein Association make the WHA Futurity a class at another show? wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January, 2011-17

WHA Board of Directors Elections At the 2011 Wisconsin Holstein Convention, elections will be held for four board of director positions. Lynn Harbaugh, Jim Rickert and Bob Traynor have fulfilled their terms on the board. Kelli Cull is eligible for one more three-year term. Below are the candidates that have declared their candidacy for the WHA Board. If you are interested in running and would like to run a bio in the February issue, please contact the Wisconsin Holstein News by January 15.

Dan Cnossen, Hatley My name is Dan Cnossen. I live in eastern Marathon County with my wife of 36 years, Diane. I am a partner in Four-of-a-Kind Registered Holsteins and have been herd manager for Nor-Way-Pete Farms for the last five years. The herd (which includes many of the Four-of-a-Kind animals) currently has 34 Excellent cows of which 32 are homebred. Our rolling herd average on 3x milking is 32,345M 3.7BF and 2.93P. Type along with high production is our focus. For over 23 years I was a classifier with Holstein USA. I was a tech. supervisor as well as the tech. trainer and was a member of the World Type Harmonization committee, serving as chairman for 3 years. I am currently on the board of the Marathon County Holstein Breeders. I would use the experience gained from working with many of you as a classifier as well as the practical knowledge of caring for 250 cows daily. We show at both the District 4 show and State Championship show and feel the shows are an effective marketing tool. We also are regular advertisers in the Wisconsin Holstein News. I also believe strongly that we need to get as many young people involved in our business as possible and have worked to place some high pedigreed animals in herds where that project calf might be the first registered animal in that herd.

Kelli Cull, Lomira It has been an honor and privilege thus far to serve as a very active Board of Director and would like to throw my hat in the ring for one last three year term (have been on for 5 years so far). To date, I have been highly involved with the Spring & State Show Committees, I was the guest speaker at all three of last year’s Barn Meetings, and developed the current Youth Mentorship Program. I am a director that is not afraid to speak my mind in the meetings, even when it may not be what everyone wants to hear. I am an outside-of-the-box thinker and feel there are always a couple ways to ‘skin a cat’. It would be with great pleasure to continue to serve on the Board as we make huge transitions the next few years with almost a 100% turnover in directors, and I feel strongly that with having five years of experience I can offer leadership and insight to the new Board and can help answer any questions that come up in our meetings (previous thought processes, etc. on previous boards actions taken). I would appreciate your vote and look forward to seeing all of you at our 2011 State Convention!

Tracy Nelson, Ellsworth I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a double major in Dairy Science and Biotechnology and recently returned to add a major in Ag Marketing. My husband Marc and I reside near Ellsworth and currently care for five special Holstein heifers owned by our children; Paige (13), Hannah (11), Mitchell (9), and Levi (4). I grew up showing heifers through the 4-H program at both the St. Croix County Fair and Wisconsin Junior State Fair. I immediately made the transition to leader upon graduation from the 4-H youth program. Our family moved to Ellsworth in 2001 and have been active members of the Pierce-Pepin Holstein club ever since, where I served on the board as club secretary from 2003-2008. I remain active at my home farm 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January, 2011

(Ter-Rae Farms, Inc.) in rural New Richmond, where the kids’ milking animals are housed. The entire family enjoys pitching in wherever and whenever needed. I have enjoyed becoming more active in the Wisconsin Holstein Association. Pierce-Pepin Holstein club has hosted both the state show and state convention in the short time I have been a member. As the parent of some enthusiastic junior members, I am pleased to be able to accompany them to various junior events, such as cow camp and junior convention. 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. 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. I look forward to seeing many of you in Beaver Dam in February!

Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac Hello fellow Holstein enthusiasts, my name is Chad Ryan and I reside in Fond du Lac, where I assist with the day to day operation of my family’s farm, Ryan-Vu Holsteins. Our herd BAA is 111.5 and is home to descendents of well-known cow families like Roxy, Blackrose, Adeen, Alicia and Elegance. Along with working at Ryan-Vu, I travel to shows and sales preparing and clipping cattle. I just completed six years of service on the Fond du Lac County Holstein Association Board of Directors, where I served as Vice President and most recently President. I was also actively involved in planning the 2007 Wisconsin State Holstein Convention held in Fond du Lac and am currently serving on the 2011 Wisconsin State Championship Show planning committee assisting the county with preparations for the show. In addition, I have enjoyed working closely with the WHA Young Adult Committee in gathering consignments and planning the 2010 and the 2011 Wisconsin Futures Sale. I have been honored to represent Wisconsin as a delegate to the National Holstein Convention, and serve two years on the National Holstein Show Committee. 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. 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 on the WHA Board of Directors.

Kent Wendorf, Viroqua My name is Kent Wendorf and I am announcing my candidacy for the WHA board of directors. My wife Anna and I own and operate Kentdor Holsteins, a 40 cow Registered Holstein farm located eight miles west of Viroqua. We have called Viroqua home now for 20 years after starting out on a smaller farm near Westby. Over the years, we have received plenty of help from our children: Chrissy, 24, who works for Alta Genetics, Brian, 22, who works with computer technology and Katie, 18, a college freshman. 2011 marks the 16th year I have coached the Vernon County dairy quiz bowl teams. It has truly been enjoyable to watch our area kids as well as youth from across the state mature into young adults and develop confidence and leadership. I am currently secretary of the Heartland Country Co-op board, and treasurer of the English Lutheran Church and School. I have served 4 terms on the Vernon County Holstein board, including four years as president. It would be a privilege to serve you as a director, and I would appreciate your support.

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A Note from the WHA office Hello Everyone! The New Year is here and we are all looking forward to the 2011 calendar of events to meet our “dairy” friends and socialize. The WHA office and your WHA Board of Directors like to look about three years ahead for any of our statewide events that are hosted by the county or districts. We really like to rotate these hosted events around the state so we see all of our membership joining in. The WHA hosted events that we have throughout the next few years are listed below and yes we have openings! If your group would like to know more about these hosted events give us a call (800-223-4269) or email ( and we can answer your questions and send you a contract to look over. WHA Contracts for WHA Upcoming Events Junior Convention: 2011 Wood County; 2012, 2013 & 2014 - open Adult Convention: 2011 Dodge County Holstein Breeders; 2012 Waupaca/Waushara County Holstein Breeders; 2013 & 2014 - open WHA State Championship Show: July 11-12, 2011 Fond du Lac County Holstein Breeders

We are looking for emails for junior & adult members. Please call our office at 1-800-223-4269 or send an email to one of our staff member so we can get your email address in our database. This will be for WHA use only so that we can use this as a way to contact our members more economically and save on postage and mailings. If you do not have an email address, we would like to know that as well so we can continue to send you correspondence by mail. WHA staff will begin calling members after February 1 for those that do not have an email address on file. The Wisconsin Holstein Breeder’s Farm Tour Map is now offered in print version and on our website. The online version can be accessed from the WHA home page (, and visitors can click a farm on the map to view additional information or get directions to farms. Those who have websites also have a direct link to their web page from the breeder map. Breeders can become a part of the map at any time, for the cost of $20/year. If interested, call Ashley at the WHA office or email Christianne Williams



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2010 Distinguished Junior Members DANAE BAUER

Danae Bauer is the 19-year-old daughter of Frank and Ruth Bauer. She has three younger brothers: Ethan, Seth and Ryan. Danae is very involved in the family’s 400-cow dairy farm, Sandy-Valley, Scandinavia. Her responsibilities on the farm include calf care, identification, clipping, merchandising, and helping out wherever needed. Danae enjoys showing Holsteins and is very involved in 4-H. She is the president of the WaupacaWaushara Junior Holstein Association. Danae has enjoyed dairy judging at county, state and national levels. She also helps with children’s programs at her church. Her hobbies include photography and riding her horses.

JACOB BREY Jacob Brey is the 20-year-old son of Bill and Clarice Brey of rural Sturgeon Bay. He lives and works on Cycle Farm, his family’s 240cow Registered Holstein herd. Jacob is a sophomore at UW-Madison majoring in Dairy Science with a Business emphasis. On campus he is active in the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and Badger Dairy Club. This past summer, Jacob was selected as a National Distinguished Junior Member finalist at the National Holstein Convention in Minnesota. He also received his American FFA Degree this fall in Indianapolis, at the National FFA Convention. Jacob is currently serving on the WHA Junior Activities Committee.

well as the Red and White Dairy Cattle Association. He participates in dairy bowl and dairy judging, and has exhibited cattle at the county, state and national level.

NATHAN HUSER Nathan Huser, 18-year-old son of Dave and Adele Huser, is a senior at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School. He serves as president of the Rapids FFA and Snyder 4-H, as well as the treasurer of the Wood County Junior Holstein Association. Nathan is involved in showing cattle at local and state shows and continually strives to improve his cattle through genetics and breeding. He is involved in dairy bowl, and assists in coaching the junior team. Nathan enjoys hunting, trap shooting and writing. He plans to run combines out west for a year and return to UW-River Falls to major in Agricultural Engineering.

MITCH KAPPELMAN Mitch Kappelman is the 19-year-old son of Pete and Shellie Kappelman of Two Rivers. The Kappelman’s own and operate Meadow Brook Farms, located north of Manitowoc. Mitch is a sophomore at UW-Madison where he is studying Dairy Science with a business emphasis. He is a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and served as a storage/warehouse co-chairman for the Badger Dairy Club at World Dairy Expo.

JULIA COOPER Julia Cooper is the 21-year-old daughter of Bill and Pam Cooper and has three sisters: Andi, Vicki and Ami. Her family resides in DeForest, where they raise 60 milking Registered Holsteins and young stock. Julia is a sophomore at UW-River Falls majoring in Agriculture Business with a minor in Dairy Science. She plans to graduate in May of 2012 and find a job in the dairy industry. Julia is involved in the River Falls Dairy Club and Sigma Alpha Sorority. In her free time, she enjoys being around the farm and hanging out with her friends.

LAURA ELLIOTT Laura Elliott, 20 years old of Marshall, has been a member of the Wisconsin Holstein Association for 15 years. She is the daughter of Ken and Kathy Elliott, and her family lives on a 120-acre farm that milks Holsteins and Jerseys. Laura is a junior at UW-Madison where she is majoring in Dairy Science and Life Sciences Communication. She is very involved in the Association of Women in Agriculture, Badger Dairy Club, and the National Agri-Marketing Association on campus. In 2009, Laura served as the Wisconsin Holstein Princess, and this past year, she was elected to the Junior Activities Committee.

JAKE HOESLY Jake Hoesly is the 16-year-old son of Todd and Trish Hoesly of Brodhead. He is a junior at Brodhead High School and has a younger sister, Paige. Jake is a member of the Clarence Bridge Pioneers 4-H, where he is currently serving as President. He is a member of the Brodhead FFA, where he is the Treasurer. Jake is a member of the Green County, State and National Junior Holstein Associations, as 20–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January, 2011

KELLY LEE Kelly Lee, Johnson Creek, is the 20-yearold daughter of Grant and Katie DeBruin and Terry Lee. She is a sophomore at Cornell University majoring in Animal Science with a dairy emphasis, and is a member of the Kappa Delta Soririty, the Cornell University Dairy Club, and a student advisor in the College of Ag Career Development office. Highlights of Kelly’s past year include working with the Co-Vale, New York, show string, working with Cybil Fisher Photography and breeding and owning the first place Fall Yearling in Milk and Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion at the 2010 International Junior Holstein Show.

CARL LIPPERT Carl Lippert is the 20-year-old son of Matthew and Martha Lippert of Pittsville. He is a junior at UW-River Falls. Carl’s family farm is Grass Ridge Farm LLC, a 380-cow dairy in rural Pittsville. He has one older brother, Paul. Carl is an officer in the UWRiver Falls Dairy Club and is co-chairing both the 2011 Junior Holstein Convention and the American Dairy Science Association Student Affiliate Division Convention hosted by UW-River Falls. In addition, Carl is a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.

STEPHANIE NAGEL Stephanie Nagel, 19, Valders, is the daughter of Paul and Tammie Nagel. She resides on a 50-cow Holstein farm, Nagels Home of Holsteins. Stephanie is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville majoring in Animal Sciences with a Dairy Emphasis. On campus, she is involved in the Pioneer Dairy Club, National Agri-Marketing Association, Ag Quadrathalon, Judging Team,

WELS Campus Ministry, and the Pioneer Jazz Band. In addition, Stephanie is involved in dairy bowl, showing, dairy jeopardy, Manitowoc County Dairy Promotion Committee, and helped plan the 2010 State Show. Stephanie also takes pride in showing and breeding her 13 Registered Holsteins.

ANDREA PAGENKOPF Andrea Pagenkopf is the 18-year-old daughter of Dan and Nancy Pagenkopf. She has two brothers: Craig, 24, and Scott, 21. Andrea lives on a 320-acre family dairy farm two miles east of Lancaster. Her family has 100% Registered Holsteins and is currently milking 110 cows in a tie stall barn. Andrea is a freshman at UW-Platteville majoring in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She is active in the Pioneer Dairy Club and Pre-Veterinarian Club. Andrea plans to pursue her Veterinarian degree at UW-Madison to become a large animal veterinarian.

LEE SLATTERY Lee Slattery is the 21-year-old son of Patrick and Carol Slattery, Rudolph. He has two older brothers Dan and Craig. Lee grew up on a 208 acre dairy farm, milking 80 cows. Lee is currently a Senior at UW-Madison majoring in Agricultural and Applied Economics. On campus he is actively involved with Alpha Gamma Rho, Badger Dairy Club, and Archery Club. He is a member of the Badger 4-H and Wood County Junior Holstein Association. Lee is currently serving as the Northwest District JAC. This summer Lee completed a Grain Origination internship with the South Dakota Wheat Growers in Aberdeen, SD.


KATIE WENDORF Katie Wendorf is the 18-year-old daughter of Kent and Anna Wendorf of Viroqua. Her family owns and operates Kentdor Holsteins. Katie has an older sister, Chrissy, and an older brother, Brian. She is currently a freshman at Harvard University, where she plans to study Pre-Med and Mathematics. Katie is involved in the university marching band. Her most enjoyable Holstein activitiy to be involved in is dairy quiz bowl.

ABBEY WETHAL Abbey Wethal is the 19-year-old daughter of Mark and Rhonda Wethal of Brooklyn. Her family milks 70 Registered and grade Holsteins with her brothers Jeff and Chad. Currently attending UWMadison, Abbey is studying Dairy Science/Ag Marketing. She is active in Dairy Judging, Badger Dairy Club, and the Association of Women in Agriculture. Abbey enjoys dairy judging, where her team recently won first place overall at the All-American Dairy Judging Contest in Harrisburg, PA. Abbey is active in Junior Holstein and participated in two National Dairy Quiz Bowl Competitions and the National Junior Holstein Convention Dairy Jeopardy Contest in 2009.

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Kayla Solum is the 20-year-old daughter of Chuck and Cathy Solum. She enjoyed growing up on her family’s dairy farm of 70 Holstein cattle just north of Rice Lake. Kayla has been very active in Junior Holsteins, 4-H, FFA, and her church, and continues to partake in agriculture activities in college. She is currently attending UW-River Falls for a degree in Dairy Science, where she is involved in the Association of Women in Agriculture and Dairy Club. After college, she plans to pursue a career in production agriculture and continue the legacy of the family farm.

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Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? I transferred to UW- Madison from UW-Baraboo my sophomore year. I chose UW-Madison because I heard that there was a great Dairy Science program and I wanted to choose a school that was still fairly close to home. Being close to home allowed me to stay involved on the family dairy farm. What has been your most memorable college experience? My most memorable college experience has been being involved in the Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) and living in the AWA house. Through AWA, I have met many influential women who all share a strong passion for agriculture. These women have assisted me in countless ways and supported me in discovering myself as a person and helping me to share my experiences and aspirations. What has been your favorite course? My favorite course at UW-Madison has been Dairy Science 433, Dairy Herd Management. This course was the most beneficial because it focused on new topics each week including, Dairy Comp 305, heifer nutrition, and calf care. What are your future career goals? My future career goals involve returning to the family dairy farm where vast opportunities await and I can use my education from UW-Madison to make wiser decisions, which will make the future of agribusiness, my family, and myself brighter.

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Notes and News Youth Mentorship 2011 The Wisconsin Holstein Association will again be offering the Youth Mentorship Program in 2011. Look for information on the WHA website as early as January 1. The application will be available through the web, as well as a complete listing of businesses offering to host youth. This program is a great opportunity for juniors not quite ready for a full-length internship! Youth can pick a host and “job shadow” for a few days to a few weeks, depending on the youth and host. For more information, visit the web at

WHA Scholarships Available The Wisconsin Holstein Association awarded over $10,000 in scholarships in 2010. Scholarships are available for any youth enrolled in either a four-year, one or two year short course or tech school ag-related program. These scholarships range from $250 to $1,000 to an eligible recipient. Also available are the Elroy Borgwardt, Gordon Berg, Doris Morris and Bradley Fust memorial scholarships, given in the amount of $500 or $1,000. To apply, visit the WHA website for a printable application or contact the WHA office.

The Youth Embryo Share Program Wisconsin Holstein Association (WHA) is pleased to present this WHA Junior opportunity, which is brought to you by the generosity and foresight of Tom Kestell. The Embryo Share Program is being established for the development of “future herd animals” for the Wisconsin Holstein Junior members that take part in this program. The program is open to all Wisconsin Holstein Juniors with or without registered animals. This program includes a contract between Tom Kestell (embryo supplier) and a WI Holstein Junior member (Shareholder). The Embryo Supplier (Tom) will supply top quality embryos from top quality donors. He will be responsible for the transportation of the embryos to the Embryo Transfer Vet. The Embryo Supplier will present several different pedigrees of donor choices that embryos may be made available from. (this list will change due to availability) The WHA Junior Member’s (Shareholder) responsibilities include supplying top quality recipients, and the Shareholder must supply at least five healthy and well cared for recipients. The Shareholder is to list four (4) different donor choices, and may list more than 4 recipients and may request more than 4 donor choices. Four (4) donor choices will be honored and more may be honored if available. All calves when born will be owned on a 50/50 joint basis. At six weeks of age, the calves can be split up in a private sale between the Embryo Supplier and Shareholder. If ownership by Embryo Supplier and Shareholder as partners is to be kept these two parties must work out an agreement between them that is equitable for both parties. Wisconsin Holstein will be responsible for the advertising of the Embryo Share program, as well as keeping contracts between Embryo Supplier and Shareholder on file. WHA will also contact Embryo Supplier to keep the “donor choice” listing up to date, as well as contacting the Shareholder to report the resulting animals of the Embryo Share program. Wisconsin Holstein Association is very excited to announce this program! A complete contract, pedigrees and photos of donor dams are posted on the WHA website at and can be accessed by visiting the Junior Activities link from the WHA homepage. 22–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January, 2011

From the Retiring JAC Members SE District Rep & JAC Chair Robert O’Leary I can’t believe it’s been two years already! I have thoroughly enjoyed my time and can’t thank the juniors enough. I’m extremely proud to say I’ve been a part of this committee, and I will never forget the things we accomplished and the fun we had. Juniors, if you are someone who likes having a good time and meeing new people from all over the state, I encourage you to run for the Junior Activities Committee. Thank you to everyone who has helped myself and the Committee along the way - its been an incredible time. SW District Rep & JAC Vice Chair Danielle Brown These past two years have been a great way to cap off my Junior Holstein career. I’ve had the opportunity to meet members all over the state, get to know the other JACs really well, and work with younger members and their passions for showing, dairy bowl, and most importantly, learning. Being a JAC has its ups and downs, but the memories I have of Junior Holstein Conventions, working at shows, seeing how many bouncy balls eight people can win in one night at the arcade, and weekends at Chris’ cabin make everything worth it! Thanks to Brian, Ben, Kayla, Ty, Jake, Katie, Laura, Willie, Bob, Mitch, and Lee for making my time as a JAC amazing! A special thanks to Chris, Laura, and Ashley for putting up with all of us! Finally, thanks to my family and Iowa County for supporting me throughout the years and helping shape who I am today. Don’t ever think twice about becoming a JAC, no matter what you’ll never regret it! NE District Rep & JAC Financial Chair Mitch Kappelman It’s hard to believe that my term as a JAC is almost over. It doesn’t seem like it was almost two years ago that I decided I wanted to step into a leadership role in this organization. Deciding to run for the NE District JAC was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. It gave me the opportunity to share my passion for Holsteins with youth from around the state and make so many friends and unforgettable memories in the process. I have had so much fun and would like to thank all of you for giving me the chance to represent you. I hope to see all of you at junior convention in Stevens Point! NW District Rep & JAC Recording Secretary Lee Slattery It’s hard to believe it has been two years already! I would like to thank everyone that has helped the JACs out the last two years. I would like to thank Bob, Danielle, and Mitch for making my time on the committee a lot of fun and very memorable. Being a JAC has been a great experience in my Junior Holstein career because I learned a lot! Thanks again to all the advisers especially Chris for teaching us so much and dedicating so much time to such a great association.


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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 25 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. Anne (Dorshorst) Stanton, DJM 2006: I grew up on a 225 acre dairy farm, Dorsland Farms, near Junction City, WI, with my parents, Charles and Donna Dorshorst and four brothers: Matthew, Nathan, John and Ben. I graduated in May 2009 from UWMadison with a degree in microbiology. Like many college students, I’ve held my fair share of interesting jobs to help put a little money in the bank while in school. These ranged from extracting DNA from semen samples as a freshman to molding bone cement for an orthopedic surgeon in a research lab at UW-Hospital. I also spent some time Anne & Chris Stanton working as a CNA at an elderly care facility in Madison. There, I garnered some valuable pieces of wisdom from my patients (as well as some of my more humorous stories)! I took one year off after graduation to work as a medical assistant at the campus clinic. During this time I considered a possible career as a physician assistant in human medicine. In the end, I missed the interaction with agriculture and decided veterinary medicine would give me more opportunities to stay connected to the community I was raised in. It’s also quite possible I would have a smaller chance of physical injury as a veterinarian! Currently I am a first year veterinary student at UW-Madison and have interests in both large animal medicine and public health. My husband, Chris, and I were married in October of 2009 and currently live in Middleton. He is a police officer for the city of Verona, and as if my family hasn’t been prolific enough, we are excited to add our own contribution to the growing generation at Dorsland Farms! Baby Stanton is due to arrive this March, leading some to predict the arrival of a show heifer. Joseta Halbur, DJM 2001: I was raised on a 300 cow dairy farm in rural Fond du Lac County. Burledge Holsteins is home ot 150 Registered Holsteins. The farm is owned and managed by my parents, Ray and Rae Nell. I own animals in partnership with them as well as my brother Ted, who farms on his own. I attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where I received a B.S. in Agricultural Marketing Communications followed by a Masters of Science in Agricultural Education. After college, I worked for four years for Semex USA and I am currently employed Joseta Halbur with ANIMART, serving as the Dairy Sanitation Division manager. Rob Rippchen, DJM 1991: I grew up in Richland Center on my parent’s farm (Ripvalley Farm). I am married to Karla and we have two boys, Brett (5) and Jack (3). Following graduation from UW-Madison in December 1995, I took a job with John Deere and have worked for them since. I have held several sales and marketing positions in Rob, Karla, Brett & Jack Rippchen IA, ID, OR, NV and KS with John Deere. For the last 18 months we have lived in Singapore where I lead our channel development group in China, India, Africa and Southeast Asia. Kathleen (Glasshof) O’Keefe, DJM 1986: I grew up on a 35-cow Registered Holstein dairy farm in Thorp, which is located in Clark County in north-central Wisconsin. I currently live in Hammond, in the western part of the state and have a 7-year-old son, Sean. I love my job as an Advertising Representative for the Holstein World covering the upper Midwest as well as Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

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2. What were your involvements in the Junior Holstein Association and what is your current involvement in the Holstein Association/Holstein industry? Stanton: From a young age I was active in the Junior Holstein Association. Being the youngest of five, I started attending the annual convention very early. I especially enjoyed participating in dairy quiz bowl, and eventually became a member of the Junior Activities Committee. I also began showing cattle with my family at age 4, and continue to enjoy showing at local and state shows. Being enrolled full-time in school and with a growing family approaching fast, my husband and I have not been able to be as active at Dorsland Farms as we would like, but intend to maintain involvement in the industry, especially after I graduate. I hope to use my degree as a veterinarian for the advancement of agriculture, and also hope our children will be as active in the association as I was growing up. I see myself becoming an active participant in a county organization as a chaperone and advisor for junior events when my children become involved, just as my parents did when I was a junior. Halbur: As a junior member, I was active on the county level serving multiple board positions and planning activities. I participated in Dairy Bowl and the speaking contest and did some showing as well. I even had the opportunity to attend the 2001 National Holstein Convention in Iowa and compete in the speaking contest on that level. I still remain active in the Holstein Association. I currently serve as an advisor for the FdL County juniors and am on the planning committee for the 2011 Wisconsin State Show to be hosted by FdL County. I enjoy showing on the local and state level and have been privileged enough to show on the colored shavings at WDE. But none of these shows compares to showing in our county Holstein futurity which will celebrate an 11th anniversary in 2011. I was also a YDLI Class 6 graduate. I enjoy volunteering with my local 4-H group and Agri-Business Council activities and enjoy attending farm tours and the state Holstein Convention and serving as a chaperone for the Junior Holstein state Trip Award. Rippchen: While growing up I was involved in a wide range of activities in the dairy industry. Some of the activities were: Cow Camp, District and State Shows, Junior State Fair, Junior Holstein Convention, Dairy Judging teams and Dairy Bowl. My current involvement centers around the cattle that I currently own with Corey Geiger. All the animals that we own trace back to Ripvalley Pete Dottie, my primary show cow growing up. O’Keefe: As a junior member I was very active in the show ring with our Feather Field herd, so I participated at the District and State shows as well as WI Junior State Fair. I also enjoyed the advertising and speaking contests that were held every year at the Junior Convention. My involvement with the Junior Association helped engender a passion for the Registered Holstein cow and I’ve been involved in the industry one way or another ever since! I farmed with my parents after college; worked Holstein sales for Keith Stump, Inc.; spent three great years as a Kathleen O’Keefe Field Representative for the Holstein Association in northern Wisconsin; produced hundreds of sale catalogs; have continuously owned Registered Holsteins; and currently I have a fantastic job working for the Holstein World which allows me to work with the best Holstein breeders in the country! 3. What were the greatest benefits from your participation as a junior member? Stanton: It’s difficult to pick just a few benefits of being a junior member. I believe my participation contributed to basic life skills such as public speaking abilities, organization, responsibility, professionalism and strong work ethic. Ultimately, I believe the greatest benefit was the first-hand experience I gained within the agricultural industry. In today’s changing world where some of the nation’s best farmland is being consumed by urban sprawl, animal agriculture has become a media hot-topic and our population is becoming further removed from agrarian society. It becomes vital for individuals within our industry to educate the

public on what it means to be a producer of animal products. Many It usually meant several short nights of sleep and time with many new people do not have a true understanding of animal agriculture and lack friends developed throughout the year. Dairy Bowl allowed for some the opportunities to learn where their food comes from. As a past junior friendly competition and the banquet recognized many great achievements member, I have been given the tools and even the responsibility of of the past year. educating others and helping to maintain our industry for future O’Keefe: Certainly those trips to State Fair and Junior State Convention come to mind! It was an empowering experience for this farm girl from generations. Halbur: The greatest benefits were building a passion for cows and northern Wisconsin to build up a group of friends from around the state. networking. The Junior Holstein Association saved me from going into The Junior Holstein Association has a unique ability to make group another profession. The friendships I built carried with me to school and activities a learning experience while keeping things very, very fun! It’s into my career. I now see some of those same people regularly in my work, something we as adult members need to recognize and try to incorporate at shows, sales and conventions. I enjoy reconnecting with them to rekindle into our meetings. The juniors teach us that there’s no shame in being the memories and hash over the excitement of the dairy industry. Being enthusiastic about what we do and the cow we love! around these people has made me realize that there is no better place to be 5. Any other information you would like to share with us? than around the farm life. Stanton: At the news to my family that my husband and I were Rippchen: I believe the greatest benefit of my participation in Junior expecting a child and that I intended to continue on with my education at Holstein was it stretched my perspective of the dairy industry and UW-Madison, my brother, Matt, supported me with the statement, “You challenged me to think more broadly than just my home farm where I grew can do this. Our family never seems do anything the easy way – if we can up. Junior Holstein and the Dairy Science program at Madison is what lead swim upstream and against the wind, we will.” I think about what he said me to attend UW-Madison. My high school graduating class was only 23 often as I attempt to finish school while starting a family and a career. I also kids, so the thought of attending Madison was a bit daunting at the time. think this statement is directly applicable to our industry as we progress into But after being involved in Junior Holsteins growing up, I knew there would the future. As I stated earlier, evolving our industry to fit into today’s changing society will be an enormous challenge, and I’m excited to include be many familiar faces in my dairy science classes. UW-Madison and Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity then prepared me for it on my list of things to tackle in the next several years. the business world. Even with John Deere today, I continue to be involved Halbur: I hold the Junior Holstein Association with the highest with customers in the dairy industry. Just last week, I was in Zambia regards. I now have the opportunity to serve as an advisor and mentor, not (central part of Africa) and visited a customer with 360 head of milking only for the kids in FdL County but kids around the state. With this, I have Holsteins and several John Deere tractors. We spent most of the visit the power to influence the future. The Association can not only pat its back talking about the equipment he was using but the fact I grew up on a dairy for keeping kids off the streets, but also for molding the minds of our future farm myself made for an easy opening conversation. The dairy industry is world leaders, politicians and entrepreneurs. I’m staring the future in the more global than I knew growing up, and Junior Holstein is what face, and the future looks bright! challenged me to think more broadly. O’Keefe: If there is one thing that was true 25 years ago (gasp!) when I was O’Keefe: To this day, some of my best friends in the Holstein business are a junior and is still true today, it’s the unsung efforts of the parents and adult people I met as a junior at the State Fair or Junior Convention. We didn’t leaders that keep our Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association one of the have the most active county group, but those statewide events introduced most vibrant and active in the country. If you’re one of them – thank you! me to other young men and women that also had an enthusiasm for You had a remarkable impact on my life and countless other junior industry. I had some success in the Junior All-Wisconsin, advertising and members to this day! speaking contests – all venues that served me very, very well for what I do today! 4. What was your favorite activity or memory during your years as a Junior Holstein member? Stanton: Undoubtedly, I have enjoyed my time HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS in the show ring with our homebred animals, Next year join these Wisconsin Jr. Holstein Members who are attending which is also our biggest family activity. I also enjoyed being a member of the Junior Activities UW-Madison Farm & Industry Short Course in 2010-2011! Committee since it put me in a position of leadership for our younger members and gave me Anthony Anderson, Monticello Beth Loos, Appleton a chance to interact with Holstein breeders and industry personnel. I can recall a beautiful drive Theresa Bock, Malone Jacob Meixelsperger, Spring Green up to the District 1 Holstein Show one summer in Matthew Brandl, Clinton Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac Hayward, WI. I was unsure if I had ever been that Scott Eberle, Spring Green Scott Reineking, Plymouth far north, and was also pleasantly surprised to find myself driving by a Norskie Nook! Being a JAC Seth Elsner, Fort Atkinson Michael Schoessow, Mequon also gave me a chance to establish a sound sense Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford Ashley Schultz, Columbus of direction (I never found myself quite as lost as Neil Ledden, Auburndale my fellow JAs while on the road), and unfortunately also gave me my first (and only) speeding ticket. I gained many new friends and memories, especially of those ag olympics at Cow Camp that Scholarship Deadline: April 1, 2011 found my fellow JAs and I covered in shaving cream and eggs, and the enthusiasm to return my Contact: talents to the organization in the future. Halbur: My favorite memory was attending the Karen Knipschild, Asst. Director 2001 National Holstein Convention. There, I UW-Madison Farm & Industry participated and won the senior division Speaking Short Course Contest. This was so exciting to me because I had 1450 Linden Drive, Agriculture Hall, #116 been working on my public speaking skills in 4-H since I was nine years old. Winning the UW-Madison, Madison, WI 53706 contest rejuvinated my interest in Marketing and (608) 263-7984 Fax: 608-265-5905 Communications. Rippchen: The Junior Holstein Conventions were my favorite activity during the year. It was a celebration of the past year, the start of a new one. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January, 2011-25


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Dodge County 2010 Adult Membership: 122; Junior Membership: 31 Adult Association officers - President: Jon Schoenike; Vice President: Travis Smith; Secretary: Mary Feucht; Treasurer: Todd Wendorf. Junior Association officers - President: Frank Behling; Vice President: Kyle Natzke; Secretary: Carrie Warmka; Treasurer: Brett Hildebrandt; Membership: Andy Sell; Junior Advisor: Mandy Sell. The Dodge County Holstein Association has several acvtivities throughout the year including their annual meeting planned for Saturday, January 29, at the Juneau Community Center. New officers for the county board of directors will be elected then. The Dodgeramma sale is scheduled for April 9 at Crescentmead Holsteins in Ixonia and a Daylight meeting will be held on Sunday, June 26 at Milgene Holsteins, Hustisford. Finally, the annual Dodge County Futurity will be held on Saturday, August 20 at the Dodge County Fair. The Dodge County Juniors have been busy since the end of show season. They have started to prepare for attending the junior convention. They have been studying diligently for dairy bowl and are looking forward to competing. In addition to junior convention, they are helping with preperations for the 2011 Adult Convention, which is to be held in Dodge County! The annual meeting of the Dodge County Holstein Breeders is set to take place in January, as well. At the meeting the juniors will be having a dessert auction to raise money for state fair. Still further, the juniors are working on putting together a farm tour for this spring. We are looking forward to the start of a great year.

Ozaukee County

Waukesha County

2010 Adult Membership: 9; Junior Membership: 1 No county club.

2010 Adult Membership: 18; Junior Membership: 2 Adult Association officers - President: Elmo Wendorf Jr.; Vice President: Matt Hopkins; Treasurer/Secretary: Audrey Hopkins; Directors: Phyllis Agnew, Tom Agnew, Dave Koepke, Jay Moore, Mike Bowmont, Jim Grosen. Since our 100th Anniversary Party in 2009, we had a quieter, more relaxed year in 2010 with several members participating in the County Fair, District and State Show and World Dairy Expo.

Washington County 2010 Adult Membership: 33; Junior Membership: 21 Adult Association officers - President: Dwight Mayer; Vice President: Jim Melius; Secretary: Gene Hetebrueg; Treasurer: Charlie Held. Junior Association officers - President: Cassie Mayer; Secretary: Mark Schaefer; Treasurer: Melissa Schaefer; Junior Advisor: Shelly Mayer.

Jefferson County 2010 Adult Membership: 73; Junior Membership: 27 Adult Association officers - President: Cindy Krull; Vice President: Mary Finley; Secretary: Tracy Brandel; Treasurer: Jodi Boboltz. Junior Association officers - President: Kelly Lee; Secretary: Cassy Krull; Treasurer: Laura Finley. No report submitted.

Milwaukee County 2010 Adult Membership: 1; Junior Membership: 0 No county club. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January, 2011-27


ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

Welcome to another new year! It’s hard to believe how quickly 2010 passed by... but I think that at the end of every year. I hope everyone had a chance to spend some quality time with friends and family over the holidays. This issue includes information on the upcoming WHA Convention that will be held in Beaver Dam and hosted by the Dodge County Holstein Breeders. I hope you’ll take some time to attend the annual meeting - either one day or both. We’ve really tried to add some “excitement” to the conventions over the last few years to help increase attendance. One of the new additions that worked out well last year was the WHA Futures Sale... and this year’s sale is looking to have another great line-up. There will also be some good discussion topics at the annual meeting, including a few by-law changes and discussion on the future location of the WHA Futurity. Along with the “business” aspects of the convention there will also be plenty of time for socializing and conversation with fellow Holstein breeders. We hope you’ll join us in Beaver Dam on February 18 and 19! Advertising contracts are available for the coming year - with discounts starting at just four-times per year advertising (any size ad). If you are interested in signing up for an advertising contract and receiving discounts on all your ads in 2011, please give me a call or drop me an email. Some of the upcoming feature issues include: February: Herd Care Issue & YAC Sale Consignments (District 6) March: Midwest Holsteins April: Production issue (District 4) May: Genomic Stars feature (District 7) June: Red & White Issue (District 10) Our calendar of events is filling up with spring sales and events. If you have anything to add to our calendar, please give me a call at 608-723-4933 or send an email to Events are listed in the next issue of the News and on our website. Until next time... 28–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/January, 2011




January 2011 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 8-10 Junior Holstein Convention, Stevens Point, hosted by Wood Area Juniors February 2011 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 18-19 Wisconsin Holstein Convention, Beaver Dam, hosted by Dodge County Holstein Breeders March 2011 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties TBD WHA Barn Meetings 5 North American Breeders Showcase, managed by Butler-Fellers Auctions, Inc., Elkhorn 12 15th Badger Invitational, Madison, Tom Morris LTD assisting 16 Roma Acres Dispersal, Ronald Paider, owner; managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc., Fond du Lac 25 MilkSource Main Event, hosted by MilkSource LLC, managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc., Fond du Lac April 2011 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 2 Sunny-Valley Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Ron & Jean DeBuhr & Family, Belmont; managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. & MD-Hillbrook 4 Castleholm Holsteins Complete Dispersal 7 District/Local Chairs meeting for District Shows, WHA office, Baraboo 8 RedFest Sale, hosted by Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia, managed by Todd Wendorf, assisted by Tom Morris Ltd. 9 Dodgeramma Spring Fling, hosted by Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia, managed by Todd Wendorf, assisted by Tom Morris Ltd. 15 Midwest Spring Red & White Show, Jefferson 16 Midwest National Spring Show, Jefferson May 2011 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock, & Walworth counties 21-22 Cow Camp, Sugar Creek Bible Camp, Ferryville June 2011 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 17 District 10 Holstein Show, Manitowoc 20 District 2 Holstein Show 21 District 6 Show, Janesville 22-25 National Holstein Convention, Richmond, Virginia 23 District 4 Show, Athens 29 District 3 Show, Richland Center 2011 Events July 11-12 August 13

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January 2011 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News. Features the Distinguished Junior Members and information for the 2011 WI Holstein Conven...

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