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July/August 2013

Volume 85 No. 7

Accelerated Genetics feature issue Breeder Profile: Bass-Val Farms District 5 Report

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Willows-Edge Bolton



3-09 2x 365 35,040 5.0 1745 3.1 1073 ~ Fresh in March, she had 176 lbs. milk on the June test, then 2 days later made 21 Atwood embryos 1st 5 Year Old, Best Udder & Bred & Owned, District 1 Show 2013 1st Dam & Offspring with her daughter, Willows Edge Mac Frosting EX-90 EX-93MS at 2-11 Member of 1st Best 3 Females Reserve Senior Champion in 2013 & Reserve Grand Champion in 2012

Her son at Accelerated Genetics:

Willows-Edge Iota Fame-ET 014HO06979 +2168 GTPI +1317M +48F +40P +3.7PL +3.12T +2.91UDC +1.69FLC Flicker is also contracted to Supersire by Accelerated Genetics and has sons at International Protein Sires and Global Genetics.

Premier Breeder: BAA: 112.1%

’05, ’06, ’07, ’10, ’11 Midwest Fall National ’03 World Dairy Expo ’92-’01, ’04-’06, ’09, ’11, ’12 & ’13 District 1 ’94, ’96, ’97, ’03, ’05, ’06 WI Champ. Show ’96, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’02, ’03, ’10, ’11 MN State Fair

Henk & Bonnie Van Dyk Jordan & Claire New Richmond, WI 54017 PH: (715) 246-5454

Ava „ Cybil Fisher, 2283 „ Nick Sarbacker

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Siemers Alisha Gold Ava

EX-95 2E

2012 Star of the Breed 5-03 2x 365 56,330 4.1 2301 3.3 1865 Nasco International Type & Production Award, WDE 2011 & 2012 3rd 125,000 lb. Cow, WDE 2012 Junior All-American & HHM All-American 2012 Junior All-American & Nominated All-American 2011 HHM Junior All-American Junior 3 Year Old 2009 Junior All-American & Nominated All-American Junior 2 Year Old 2008 Nominated All-American Spring Yearling 2007 & HHM All-American Spring Calf 2006

Clear-Echo Observer 2283-ET VG-86 GTPI +2300 +1028M +49F +40P 4/13 PTA +6.4PL +2.55SCS +2.2DPR PTA +2.61T +2.45UDC +1.35FLC 3.8% inbred Sire: De-Su Observer-ET Dam: Clear-Echo 822 Ramo 1200-ET EX-94 2E DOM 4-04 3x 365 39,570 4.5 1782 3.0 1177 She has nice and very high genomic calves sired by Numero Uno, Mogul & McCutchen

Ava’s Sid calf was the high seller at the 2013 Wisconsin Showcase Sale. Thanks & best of luck to Bob Vandoske & Jason Miller.

WHA State Picnic Saturday, August 17 • 11:00 a.m. Schedule of Events: 11:30-1:00 p.m. Serving food - craft your own burger & sundae! 1:00 p.m. Judging Contest 2:00 p.m. WHA & Manitowoc County Holstein program 2:30 p.m. Speaker - Steve Rose, “Realize Your Potential & Achieve Your Purpose!” 3:30 p.m. Shuttle to the large dairy for a drive-by bus tour of the facility 4:00 p.m. - ?? Fun & Fellowship! RSVP would be much appreciated by August 1 email or call 920-693-3671 Farm: 920-693-3600 Farm Fax: 920-693-8459 Dan: 920-374-0606 Paul: 920-374-0618 Sherry: 920-946-0123

The picnic will be held at the Siemers home farm - on display will be our top 20 cows, show heifers and top genomic heifers! Plan to spend the day at Siemers Holsteins! Plenty to see and do and something to interest everyone: show cows, genomic heifers, tour of the big dairy, a judging contest, Ashlyn “bingo” and a great meal! 14421 Mineral Springs Road, Newton, WI 53063

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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: July/August 2013

VOLUME 85 No. 7

Features: 10 15 16 22 26 28 41 42

Breeder Profile: Bass-Val Farms Junior Owned Cow Honored as 2012 Star of the Breed Accelerated Genetics Focus - People. Products. Pride Tremendous Polled & Red Genetics - A Passion that Drives April-Day Holsteins Palermo’s Legacy begins at Glenn-Ann Holsteins Kellercrest Registered Holsteins, Inc. Successfully Tackles the Heat Accelerated Genetics’ Interns Value their Experiences One Conversation Leads to 20-year Tradition

Departments: 9 12 14 14 14 44 44 50 52 53 56

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs Breeder Business Cards From the President: Marci Walker Behnke’s Bovine Broadcast: WHA Princess Morgan Behnke Sale Report District 5 report From the Field: Dennis Devore, Holstein USA WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s issue features Accelerated Genetics and pictured on the cover are several daughters by 014HO04929 MAN-O-MAN. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013

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

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

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Marci Walker, President (2016)* - 608-432-3223 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Chris McCullough, Vice President (2016)* - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Paula Bovre, Secretary (2016)* - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Todd Borgwardt, Exec. Committee (2016)* - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Kevin Jorgensen, Exec. Committee (2015) - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Bill Calvert (2015) - 608-732-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Dan Cnossen (2014) - 715-302-1327 N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Matt Lippert (2015)* - 715-213-9441 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 Tracy Nelson (2014) - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Chad Ryan (2014) - 920-960-1449 N4067 Twin Oaks Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Todd Stanek (2015)* - 715-456-8718 E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 Kent Wendorf (2014) - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION

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

POSTMASTER: Send address change to: Wisconsin Holstein News, 902 Eighth Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 Phone: 1-800-223-4269 or 608-356-2114 • Fax: 608-356-6312.

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“Exceptional heats, conception, and udder health. That is what the Udder Program does.” SCC


“Udders are softer and stay silky. Mastitis now very rare. We sold a GTPI 2500 calf for over $120,000. The program helps.” - Internationally-known East Coast herd -

Consider this: SCC 200,000 equals about 900 lbS. mIlk loSS pEr Cow pEr yEar.

Just adream

Walk-Era Goldwyn


3-00 254 21,383 4.1 899 3.1 664 inc. Dam: Walk-Era Linjet Justine EX-92 3E 4-05 365 30,639 3.8 1206 3.2 990 MGD: Walk-Era Counselor Jena-ET EX-93 3E 7-04 365 30,950 4.6 1444 2.8 888 MGGD: Carldot Raider June EX-91 6-06 365 28,810 4.3 1237 3.0 861

She has four maternal sisters scored 87 points and higher including one EX, as well as a daughter by Damion and Aftershock pregnancies.

Where dreams of excellence are bred! 6–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013

N9036 Lewiston Station Road Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 John 608-432-3113 • Tim 608-697-2922



Green Marquette Lake

Columbia Sauk

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Sunday, July 28 • 12:00 - 3:30 p.m. Lunch ~ Ice Cream ~ Judging Contest ~ Music ~ Guest Speaker ~ Silent Auction Some of our herd favorites:



8-03 305 26,078 3.4 894 3.04 794

8-08 305 34,638 4.2 1466 3.1 1083

1st 6 Year Old & Older, District 10 Show 2013 All-Wisconsin Aged Cow 2009 5th Junior 3 Year Old, WI Championship Show 2006 3rd at Wisconsin Holstein Futurity 2006 • Fresh in May, daughters sired by Destry (1st Junior 2 Year Old at 2013 District 10 Show), Goldwyn, Dempsey & Atwood

Nominated All-American R&W 125,000 lb. Cow 2010 4th 125,000 lb. Cow, Grand International R&W Show 2010 Nominated All-American R&W 5 Year Old 2009 3rd 5 Year Old, Grand International R&W Show 2009 1st 5 Year Old, Midwest National Spring R&W Show 2009 4th 5 Year Old, Royal Winter Fair R&W Show 2009



6-11 248 33,747 4.5 1532 3.0 1013 inc. 5th Senior 2 Year Old, International Holstein Show 2008 3rd Fall Yearling, Eastern National Fall Show 2007 Dam: Krull Encore Elsie EX-94 2nd Dam: Krull Elegant Rose EX-93 3rd Dam: Krull Broker Elegance EX-96 2E GMD DOM

Directions to the farm: Farm is located just north of Plymouth on County Road E, approximately 1.5 miles north of Hwy. 23.

2-06 305 22,787 2.17 494 3.0 695 1st Senior 2 Year Old, District 10 Show 2012 9th Fall Yearling, Midwest National Spring Show 2011 • Fresh in May Dam: Mauk-E-Way Aspen Lori 94 EX-90

Bryan, Brittney, Natalie & Braxton Mauk N6620 County Rd. E, Plymouth, WI 53073 920-838-3462 •

Kyle & Sarah Mauk

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs J At age 28, Theresa Kanable Strub, was diagnosed with stage 2 stomach and kidney cancer. A benefit will be held for her this fall, further details will follow. She is the daughter of Greg and Tina Kanable of Spring Green and showed Registered Holstein cattle for 12 years. She resides in Lone Rock, WI with her husband, daughter and son. K Congratulations to Melissa (Gerlach) & Mike Hanke, Marshfield, on the birth of their daughter Madison Gladys on May 25, six weeks early. Madison weighed 3 lbs. 15.5 oz and was 17.25 inches long. L Congratulations to Mitch and Amanda Voight, Voight-Acres of Shiocton, who welcomed son Jordy Mitch on June 1, weighing 8 lbs. 8oz. and 21 in. long. E Casey and Billie Olson (In Red Genetics), New London, welcomed a daughter, Lucy Jo, on May 2. Grandparents are Gary and Linda Olson of Pulaski, and Bill and Sue Krejcarek of New London. D Congratulations to Erik & Brenda Gilbertson, Hollandale, on the birth of their daughter, Elise Marie on June 11, weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz. and 20 inches long. She joins big sister Makenna. U Congratulations to WHA member Kristin Olson, Windsor, who will be serving as the 66th Alice in Dairyland. We know you will represent Wisconsin agriculture well in the coming year! G Our condolences to the families of Thomas Lyon and Alvin Heckel, who passed away recently. Full obituaries are printed below. The Wisconsin Holstein News encourages readers and members to submit information for the Wisconsin Holstein Briefs column. We are looking for news of a wedding, birth announcement, award winner or death that Wisconsin Holstein breeders should know about. High quality, submitted photos will be printed if space is available. Please submit your information to the Wisconsin Holstein News by mail at PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; or email to

Obituaries Thomas Lyon

Thomas Charles Lyon, 67, died at home on Monday, June 10, 2013. He waged a great battle against colon cancer and its complications and COPD. He was filled with optimism about his disease and believed that every day was a good day. He was born September 4, 1945, to Fred and Leila (Johnson) Lyon and lived his life on the land he loved and farmed in the town of Westfield. He was active in school sports and 4-H, showing beef cattle at local shows and the state fair. He graduated in 1967 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS Degree in Meat and Animal Science and was a member of the judging team. He worked at the old Hasty Tasty/Amber Grid. He married Teresa Robinson on September 9, 1967 at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Montello. They entered into partnership with his parents at Maple Lawn Farm and moved to the farm in 1972. Shortly after, they took over the dairy and cattle business following his father’s death. They were blessed with three children, Tricia Renee, Tiffany Anne, and Thomas Robert. Tom expanded the business by selling herds and replacement heifers, buying those animals throughout the state. While he sent thousands of heifers to his largest market, Mexico, he also sold to Central America, Venezuela, Korea, China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Russia, Turkey, Greece and Japan. He also had customers throughout the US, including large dairies in the western states. At home, he continued to build his registered Black and White Holstein herd, adding Red and Whites as well as Jerseys. Maple Lawn did well in the show ring, winning multiple All-American and All-Wisconsin honors. He was proud to have won the Premier Breeder award for Red and Whites at World Dairy Expo. His most recent accomplishment was having bred the winning spring calf of the Red and White show at WDE. She was just named Junior Champion of the New York Spring Show for her new owners. Tom was honored by being chosen Distinguished Breeder by the Wisconsin Holstein Association. Maple Lawn was featured on the

cover of “Hoard’s Dairyman” annual judging contest. The farm was host to many judging teams, international visitors and was on a tour during the National Holstein Convention. The farm provided project animals for many youth and employed many young men through the high school ag work program. Tom was a member of the Westfield School Board for nine years and was proud to have been presented with the “Penny Pincher Award” at his retirement. He was still serving as supervisor for the town of Westfield, beginning his 27th year. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and firmly believed prayers pulled him through his illnesses. He did most of his business on his good word and a handshake. He sponsored and coached his son’s club basketball teams and enjoyed seeing youths excel and have fun, whether it was in sports or in the show ring. He was proud of his children and glad to have son Tommy come back to the farm after graduating from UW. His health prompted Tom and Teri to turn the milking operation over to Tommy and his wife, Brittney, two years ago. He still was managing the field work and doing heifer business until his death. He never tired of talking about dairy. In later years, grandkids kept him going through each health crisis. He loved giving bobcat and “putt putt” rides and stalking turkeys and the “big buck” with oldest grandson, Carson. (Although many have disputed his hunting skills.) Tom was a Badger fan, having season tickets for many years; he cheered on the Packers, Bucks and Brewers. He never tired of talking victories with his cohorts in neighboring states. (His phone wasn’t answered in case of a loss.) He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Teri; children Tricia (Henry) Sautin, Orfordville; Tiffany (Mark) Jolicoeur, CO Springs; Tommy (Brittney), Westfield. Grandchildren: Molley Anne Sautin, Adam Stephen and Sophie Rochelle Jolicoeur, Carson Thomas and Austin Michael Lyon. Sisters Kay (Roger) Reetz, Mequon; Jeanne Bengsch, Beloit, Sue (Tim) Slowey, Westfield, brother-in-law, Al Imm, Cottage Grove, aunt Roberta Johnson, sister-in-law Sheryl Robinson, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Barbara Imm, Charlene Marquardt, infant sister Cherie, brothers-in-law, Terry Bengsch, Jim Marquardt; nephew Mike Imm, infant Imm siblings, niece Pam Reetz and in-laws Bob and Wilma Robinson. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to a memorial that is being established in Tom’s name. The family thanks Dr. Mulkerin, oncology, Dr. Kennedy, surgery, Dr. Regan, pulmonary, Dr. Baskaya, neurology at UW for their care; also Dr. McDonald for his care almost 20 years ago; Northland Home Health; Home Health United Hospice, friends and neighbors’ prayers and help and just caring - what a great place to live. A sincere thank you to all our Holstein friends who were so kind to remember our family. We were overwhelmed by your generosity and comforting words. Thank you for keeping Tom and the family in your prayers the past five years. You are in our hearts. The Tom Lyon family

Alvin Heckel

Alvin W. Heckel, 90 of Marshfield died on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Golden Living Center 3 Oaks in Marshfield. Alvin was born on April 17, 1923 in the town of Lincoln to Henry and Mary (Gleisner) Heckel where he attended Ebbe School. He was united in marriage to Ruby B. Nelson-Sternweis on July 19, 1958 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Marshfield. He farmed on the home farm in the town of Lincoln, Wood County where he was born and raised. His dream was to have a registered herd of Holsteins, which he did under the Empire-Valley prefix. He enjoyed working the ground on his tractors and his dog Sam. He was involved in Shady Lane 4-H and various dairy organizations. Alvin is survived by his loving wife Ruby, children Richard (Nancy) Sternweis of Stratford, Diana (Mike) McMeeken of Stratford, Gordon Sternweis of Marshfield, Paul (Bonnie) Sternweis of Marshfield, Sharon (Randy) Follen of Vesper, Karen (Rick) Rhodes of Marshfield and Dennis Heckel of Marshfield. He is further survived by 19 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and a sister-in-law Alice Heckel of Marshfield. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandsons, Dickie Sternweis and Tom McMeeken, two brothers, Carl and Ed Heckel, four sisters Marion Breseman, Alma Markowski, Betty Rankeland, and Mildred Lundeen. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013-9

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Bass-Val Farms Ryan & Cletus Bass, Reedsburg By Nicole Smith, WHA Summer Intern

Ryan & Cletus Bass exhibiting Parade again this year. BV-SS Barry Peppermint, VG-87, won third place as a Senior 2 Year Old and Best Udder in the class at the District 5 show two years ago. Peppermint, who is due to freshen in July, is a daughter out of S&E Ito Petunia-ET, GP-82. She had a 2-05 record in 305 days of 17,750 4.2 745 3.3 577. The next dam is the EX-93 2E, GMD and DOM, Gunners-Will Patron Patti. Another descendent of Gunners-Will Patron Patti in the herd is S&E Airraid Precious, a VG-88 cow from S&E Shottle Panda-ET, hough farming is a family tradition for brothers Ryan and Cletus EX-92. Patti has had multiple bulls go to stud with one active. The Bass, they are new to the Registered Holstein game starting the brothers own Precious in partnership with Joe and Kari Stanek. Bass-Val prefix after purchasing the family’s grade herd from their Though she is housed at Bass-Val, Precious goes back to a cow family late parents, Richard and Janice Bass, in 2001. The brothers decided that Joe showed as a junior. They also own an October daughter out to register the animals to better track the pedigrees and increase the of Precious in partnership with the Staneks that they are very excited value of their animals. A short twelve years later, the entire herd of about. Ryan and Cletus currently own half interest with the Staneks 72 animals is all registered. With a current BAA of 103.9% on 26 on two cows and two heifers, and have had up to twelve partnership cows, currently milking 13 Very Good cows and having scored 25 animals at one time with the Staneks in the past. Another cornerstone animal for the Bass-Val herd is Ard-Acres total Very Good cows with 23 being homebred, the Bass brothers’ Eagle Jingle, daughter of Ard-Acres Citamatt Jeanie VG-86. Jingle was herd shows the many benefits of owning Registered Holsteins. Ryan and Cletus inherited their love of farming from their the first registered animal on the farm and was purchased by Ryan and parents, who moved to the farm’s current location in Reedsburg, Wis., Cletus’s oldest brother, Curt Bass, from a sale in River Falls. About and started the herd in 1968. With eight children, there was always twenty-five percent of the current herd can be traced back to Jingle, plenty of hands to help with farm chores. The children were involved including 10 milking daughters in the current herd. Descendents in 4-H, FFA and showing at the Sauk County Fair. One of the Bass include Bass-Val Talent Jona, VG-87, and Bass-Val Ito Jaycee, VG-85. The farm’s breeding program is run by Cletus, who worked at brothers’ favorite cows in their current herd even goes back to one of Ryan’s show projects. Bass-Val Horton Joan was first place at the Sauk Accelerated Genetics for six years after receiving a degree in Dairy County Fair and became the farm’s first animal classified Very Good Science from UW-Madison’s Farm and Industry Short Course. He likes at 87 points. She currently has five milking daughters in the herd, to use a wide variety of sires, buying only five units at a time to keep including Bass-Val Estimate Janelle, VG-86. Janelle produced a record the diversity. They do mostly A.I. and would like to increase their flush program in the future. Cletus is also in charge of the milking and feedof 27,500 4.3 1190 3.1 852 in 343 days at 4-10. Janelle’s daughter, Bass-Val Lester Janet, VG-88, has the Bass-Val ing - a TMR mix of haylage and corn silage. He milks two times a day prefix on both sides of her pedigree. Her sire, Bass-Val Champion in the old stanchion barn, though a small parlor is on the wish list for Lester, is a homegrown bull whose sire is in the top 50 service sires for the future. They would like to eventually increase the herd to around 150 animals. Currently they milk 72 calving ease and is a Gold Medal cows (50 Holsteins, 18 Red and Sire, Calbrett-I HH Champion-ET. White Holsteins, two Guernseys, and Janet had a record at 4-08 in 343 two Jerseys), raise 70 heifers, and days of 34,340 3.5 1219 2.9 1000. raise the occasional bull calf. She was also the third place Junior 3 Ryan, who received a Bachelor’s Year Old at the 2010 District 5 of Science in Agriculture EnginShow. Other high scoring cows eering from UW-River Falls, takes descending from Joan are Bass-Val care of the work in the sand-bedded Stead Jolean, VG-86, and Bass-Val freestalls, bookwork and fieldwork. Iron Joy, VG-88 EX-90MS. The brothers own 240 acres with 160 Ryan hasn’t lost his love for tillable. They grow most of their own showing over the years and continfeed, planting 20 acres of oats or new ues to exhibit animals at the seeding, 80 acres of alfalfa, and 60 District 5 Show and the Minnesota acres of corn. Ryan is also in charge State Fair. Last year, Bass-Val GW of raising the calves. Calves start out Atwood Parade, a granddaughter in Calftel hutches and then are put of Psych of Rosedale EX-93, was in small groups when weaned before the second place spring calf at the being housed in the heifer shed. District 5 show. Ryan has plans of Bass-Val Lester Janet VG-88


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Though they do most of the work themselves, their nephew, 13-year-old Nicholas Vodak, helps out occasionally doing farm chores. To relax and escape the farm for a bit, Ryan and Cletus enjoy hunting and fishing. They are also both members of the Reedsburg Knights of Columbus, and Ryan is a Wisconsin Farm Bureau Member. Ryan is also a Wisconsin Holstein Member since 2003 and has served on the scholarship, state show, and district show committees. Though Ryan and Cletus are Holstein breeders through and through, as children they had a brief stint with Guernseys. Their uncle owned a few Guernseys and the brothers tried to convince their dad to add some Guernseys to their herd. Richard was against it, so they compromised by breeding for Red and White to add some diversity to the herd. The brothers are still fond of the Red and Whites today and have 18 Red and White Holsteins in their current herd. One of their particular favorites is Bass-Val Ramp Mattie-Red-ET, a VG-86 cow with an 88 point mammary system. Her dam is Bass-Val Advent Martina-Red, VG-87 VG-MS, whose sister Bass-Val Regan Mabel-Red is also in the current herd at VG-87. Mattie is a descendent from an animal purchased by Curt and Cletus, Luxerin Blackstar Micki, GP-80. Ryan and Cletus mainly grow their herd from within, but like to purchase the occasional cow to add to their herd. They purchased Jo-Wal-Langs Lee Nelda, VG-85, from a sale in Marathon County in 2006, whose family line goes back to Breedyk Blackstar Nola, EX-91 GMD DOM. They have a daughter out of Nelda, Bass-Val Advent Nola, who is an unfresh Junior 2 year old. Another purchased animal that has been beneficial to the herd is Kozdale S-S Cassaundra-ET, GP-81, who they purchased at the Kozdale Dispersal. Cassaundra comes from seven generations of Excellent cows, including her dam, Kelline Nick Cute, EX-90, and granddam Kelline Blackstar Cori, EX-90. Cassaundra has three milking daughters in the current herd sired by Mr. Burns, Sanchez, and Advantage. From a small grade herd, Ryan and Cletus Bass have built up their Registered Holstein herd with a foundation of hard work and good cow families. They plan to continue breeding and raising registered Holsteins and hopefully increasing their herd size in the future to continue the excellence created at Bass-Val Farms.

BV-SS Barry Peppermint VG-87

Bass-Val Ramp Mattie-Red-ET VG-86

Selling July 8 at the National Convention Sale 1st Choice of four Sept. 2013 calves from Beauty by KHW Elm-Park Acme

Olmar Roy Beauty-ET EX-93 EEVEE 2-03 2x 365 27,170 3.5 948 2.8 771 3-09 2x 305 27,242 3.6 978 2.8 760 4-10 2x 365 31,010 3.7 1147 1st 4 Year Old, Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion, Midwest National Fall Show 2011 2nd Dam: Olmar Durham Bella-ET EX-93 3E 4-11 2x 365 34,600 3.5 1212 2.9 1017 Lifetime: 205,670 7081 6131 3rd Dam: Olmar Jed Black Betty EX-93 2E 5-01 2x 365 33,030 4.5 1499 3.3 1099 5 more EX dams

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2013 Wisconsin Championship Show Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, WI

Schedule of Events Friday, July 12 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 13 8:00 a.m.

Sunday, July 14 8:00 a.m. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Monday, July 15 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16 9:00 a.m.

Grounds open for bed down only Grounds open for bed down and cattle arrival Red & White Show animals must be in place Cattle check-in by WHA Staff Exhibitors meeting WHA Show animals must be in place Red & White State Championship Show Registration for Junior Judging & Classification Contest in show arena Judging & Classification Contest begins Big Bale roll to follow WHA Championship Heifer Show Meal (or immediately following heifer show) Junior Showmanship Contest WHA Championship Cow Show

Welcome to Lancaster!

To join us for State Show use the following directions: 1. From Hwy. 18: Follow Hwy. 18 into Fennimore, at the stop sign, turn left (south) on Hwy. 61 to Lancaster. Just outside of town, turn left on Hwy. 129, after 1 mile turn right on County A/Elm St. and fairgrounds will be on the right. 2. Hwy. 151 to Platteville: Take exit 21 for U.S. Business 151 into Platteville. After 2 miles, turn right on S. Water St., turn left onto Pine St. and then right onto Chestnut St. Follow Hwy. 81 west out of town and 13 miles toward Lancaster. Turn right on Hwy. 129, after 1.5 miles turn left onto County A/Elm St. and fairgrounds will be on the right.

Wisconsin-Bred Bulls Into A.I. ABS Global

★ Hurtgenlea Midshipman-ET *TL TV TY sired by Co-Op Upd Planet Yano-ET; dam is Hurtgenlea Ramos Maritym-ET, classified GP-84. Bred by Leo Hurtgen, Elkhorn. ★ Rosylane-LLC Yosemite *TL TV TY sired by Co-Op Upd Planet Yano-ET; dam is Rosylane-LLC Freddie 4619. Bred by Rosylane Holsteins LLC, Watertown. ★ Gold-N-Oaks Mellow-ET *TL TV TY sired by Mr Goldnoaks Magnus-ET; dam is Gold-N-Oaks P Dream2059-ET. Bred by John Swenson, Barneveld. ★ L-L-M-Dairy Schnell-ET *TL TV TY sired by E-Longview CM-ET; dam is L-L-M-Dairy Micel Sunday-ET, classified GP-84. Bred by L-L-M Dairy, Ringle.

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Rickert Bros. LLC Home of Rickland Holsteins

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

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

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

Stop in anytime for a second look!

RHA: 975 cows 28,091 3.5 1001 3.0 844 17 Year Progressive Genetics Herd

LOOKING TO ADVERTISE YOUR FARM FOR A SMALL PRICE? Breeder Business Cards can be run one time for $30/ad or every month for $25/ad. Give Laura a call today to reserve your ad in our next issue - 608-723-4933. 12–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013

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Twin-B Dairy proudly hosts the

Central Wisconsin Summer Event Monday, July 22 • 7:00 p.m. • Marathon, WI

Morningview GW Lisa-ET

Ralma Baxter Cheerio-ET

VG-87 VVVVV 2Y GTPI +2129 2-05 3x 93 7119 3.8 268 2.9 209 inc.

VG-87 VG-MS DOM GTPI +1976 1-11 2x 365 31,790 3.9 1247 3.1 999

Langs-Twin-B Christa-ET

This Goldwyn 12th generation VG/EX sells from the 3E-95 Lead Maes! Dam EX-90 2E DOM Shtl Lucy with 40,070. SQUIRES FARM

Her November 2012 +2299 GTPI Uno sells from 9 generations VG/EX of the Cookie family. TWIN-B & LANG

GTPI +2358 A March 2013 +2336 GTPI Mogul from this Observer sells. Next dam VG-86 Shottle from 5 generations VG/EX from the Fudge/Faith Family. CHRISTA SYNDICATE

Kulp-Dale Adv Romona-Red-ET

Glen-Toctin Bolt Lucille-ET

Regancrest G Brocade-ET

VG-88 VVVVE *PO 2-02 2x 365 24,270 4.8 1154 3.6 865

VG-87 VVEVV 3Y DOM GTPI +2217 2-04 2x 365 27,840 4.1 1142 3.3 907

EX-92 EEEEE DOM GTPI +1852 4-00 2x 365 38,890 3.9 1517 3.3 1273

Her December 2012 Polled Red Redburst, +1870 GTPI, sells. From 11 generations VG/EX from the Perk Rae branch of the Roxy family! CASEY OLSON

Selling a choice of her March 2013 Mogul daughters. A full sister sold for $116,000. Next 7 dams all VG/EX and GMD DOM. BRIAN FUST

March 2013 McCutchen sells from Brocade and 5 more EX dams of the Brina family. BROCADE SYNDICATE

Ms Talent Applicious-Red-ET

Markwell Bolton Carsyn-ET

Ammon-Peachy Super Miki-ET

EX-91 EEEVE GTPI +1662 2-03 2x 365 28,100 4.7 1325 3.5 992

EX-90 EX-MS GTPI +2033 2-01 2x 365 31,750 4.3 1360 3.3 1057

VG-85 VG-MS 2Y GTPI +2244 2-03 2x 140 10,300 5.0 510 3.0 307 inc.

+2143 GTPI Shamrock sells from the Destry daughter of Applicious. Next 7 dams EX from the Apple family. MATT NUNES

Selling her 2 Uno daughters, both over +2350 GTPI, with 6 VG/EX dams from the Juror Faiths. 2nd dam is EX GMD DOM 14-Carat Gold. KEN PFAFF

March 2013 Let It Snow from Miki sells. Next 7 dams VG or EX from the Rudy Missy family. ELITE DAIRY GENOMICS

Sale sponsored by: District 4 Holstein Breeders For more information & catalogs, contact: Sale Chairman: Scott Pralle 715-533-0901 or Selections: Jay Jauquet 608-279-3222 or Catalog will be available online at and

Sale hosted by: 3817 County P, Marathon, WI 54448 9 miles west of Wausau, WI, on US 29. South 6 miles on SR-107 and west .2 miles on County Road P. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013-13

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From your President Marci Walker Dear Wisconsin Holstein Members, As I write this a few district shows have taken place or are about to. This weather may not be the best for crops, but the cooler temps have been great for growing hair! Congratulations to those that committed the time to exhibiting and promoting their cattle as well as those that sorted themselves to top placings during district shows! Each year I am reminded of the time and energy that goes into planning and hosting the district shows, thank you committee members and hosts! The Race Is On! The 2013 Holstein Association USA membership drive has hit the halfway point, to reach their goal of gaining 1,000 new Holstein USA members in 2013. As of the beginning of June, records had shown that we have just over 450 new members. Clearly, we need your help to meet our national goal! In the large division, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are making it a race, but if New York can meet their 150 new member goal, their growth rate will be hard to beat. Wisconsin has 97 new members thus far, just 53 members away from meeting the 150 new member goal. The states with the largest percentage increase in 2013 in each of the three membership size divisions will win a $500 cash prize! The Young Adult Committee is sponsoring a bus trip to the 2013 Royal Winter Fair. Adults of all ages are welcome, so go get your passport or dust it off and join in on the fun with your fellow Wisconsin enthusiasts. More details can be found at royaltrip. If you haven’t heard about the WHA Farm Tour Map, this is your chance to promote to the world where to find your farm and genetics. These maps are requested by individuals, companies and international groups, so contact the office to get on the map. We will be highlighting farms in the upcoming issues of the News. Doug Urban, Milladore, WI is the June Oh My Cow Pie Trivia winner, congratulations! Wisconsin’s first B&W Show was held in conjunction with the 1956 National Holstein Convention. Here is a picture of the Champion, Plain View Inga, on an issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News from his collection. The July/August chance to win an Oh My Cow Pie Trivia: How many years has the WHA Futurity been taking place and who was the first winner? All correct entries received via email by July 15 will be considered for a random drawing of an Oh My Cow Pie. Your President, Marci Walker

Hello Juniors! Can you believe it’s already midsummer? Hopefully you are finding a sliver of a break in your hectic summer schedules to update yourselves on the latest of our Holstein happenings. Between District shows, National Convention, State Show, county fairs, and State Fairs it’s hard to find any time that doesn’t involve clipping, leading, or washing! Take it from me though, time flies when you’re having fun. It’s hard to believe that this year marks one of my last of being a junior member. So many memories, friends, and business partners have been gained over the years thanks to the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association, a simple ‘Thank You’ is hardly enough. However, I’m so lucky to be going out with a resounding “bang” as I’ve been soaking up more ring-time in the last month than I have during my entire junior career. District after district, there is so much to be proud of in this state. I’m also looking forward to seeing each of you at State Fair. Whether it’s the junior, open, or Futurity shows, Crystal and I are truly enjoying our time on the tanbark trail and we’re making new friends every step of the way! Well done juniors, your accomplishments in the ring are always wonderful to be a part of ! It’s also even harder to believe that my reign as the 25th Wisconsin Holstein Princess is halfway done! Almost immediately upon receiving our titles, Crystal and I challenged ourselves to a year of visibility, new beginnings, and sharing ideas as we welcomed the ‘Princess Program Revamp’ with open arms. Along with our team of mentors, we’ve started new traditions and even have made some edits to old traditions. Along with our many adjustments to the program, we decided that this fall a royalty boot camp is in order to explain the role and let you see what we do as a spokesperson for the Association. This January, Crystal and I are excited to crown our successors and hope there are numerous candidates wanting to fill our shoes. If you’re interested in running for these positions, don’t hesitate to talk to us at one of the many summer shows or events, we’d love the opportunity to have your input on the program! And lastly, I am looking forward to capping off my summer in Indiana at the National Holstein Convention. I can’t wait for a week of competition and camaraderie. Best of luck to each of the participants as we represent the great state of Wisconsin! Stay tuned,

Morgan Behnke

SALE REPORTS Outagamie County Spring Sale - April 26

The 46th annual Outagamie County Spring Sale was held Friday night, April 26 at the fairgrounds in Seymour. The sale average was $2430 on 58 lots with the cows averaging $2817. The top seller was lot 2, Langvale Gold Blizzard-ET, that sold for $4200 to Leo Kramer of St. Cloud, WI. Blizzard is a VG-88 Goldwyn out of a, EX-94 Linjet, then 4 more EX or VG. She was consigned by Bill Schultz, Waldo, WI. Second high seller was lot 1, Milksource Dundee Aries-ET. She sold for $4000 to Ken Szwes, Birnamwood, WI. Aries sold fresh, a Dundee out of three EX-94 dams from the Adeen family and was consigned by Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI. The sale force included Tim Schindler as auctioneer, Kevin Jorgensen read pedigrees, and ringmen Mike Rohloff, Lynn Harbaugh, and Jay Jauquet. Cody Schultz coordinated the fitting crew and the sale was sponsored and clerked by the Outagamie County Holstein Breeders. 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013

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Junior Bred & Owned Cow Honored as Holstein Association USA’s 2012 Star of the Breed opportunity to purchase Ashlyn herself in 2011. Sherry said when Ashlyn stepped off the trailer she looked like an 8-year-old cow, though she’s now Holstein Association USA is 17. She happily makes her home at pleased to recognize Siemers Alisha the Siemers Farm, where she is an Gold Ava-ETS as the 2012 Star of the important part of their IVF program. Breed! This designation is given each “I have learned how to set goals year to one Holstein who is a “cow for and achieve incredible results with my all seasons,” possessing both outstandJunior Holstein activities and project ing type and milk production. Ava is animals,” said Crystal. She has been bred and owned by 18-year-old active in a variety of Junior Holstein Crystal Siemers-Peterman of Siemers activities throughout her life, competHolstein Farm in Newton, Wis. ing at the local, state and national level Crystal describes Ava as “a in shows and other Junior competitions. dream come true for me and my In 2011, she was honored as a National family.” Born March 3, 2006, Ava has Young Distinguished Junior Member Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS EX-95 2E a pedigree to be admired by any (YDJM), and is currently serving as the 5-03 2x 365 56,330 4.1 2301 3.3 1865 Registered Holstein breeder. It all Wisconsin Holstein Association Princess started over ten years ago when Crystal’s mother, Sherry, was looking Attendant. After graduating high school, Crystal plans to continue her for something special for Crystal’s 4-H project. She had taken a great education at the University of Minnesota. interest in Tri-Day Ashlyn-ET 2E-96 GMD DOM, and was able to Siemers Holsteins is truly a team operation, comprised of siblings purchase 10 embryos from her, resulting in five heifers and three bulls Dan, Paul and Sherry, and their families. They milk more than 2,000 for Crystal. Some of the embryos were sired by Silky Gibson-ET, cows, averaging over 30,000 pounds of milk. Aside from the main which produced Ava’s dam, EO Siemers Ashlyn Alisha-ET. Alisha dairy, they have a small farm just down the road which allows them was flushed as a heifer to Braedale Goldwyn, giving them Ava and to provide more individualized care for their show cattle and other another sister who did well in the showring as a heifer. “I realize that select animals, as well as providing an opportunity for the kids to work many people spend their entire lifetime hoping to breed a cow like hands-on with the animals. Learn more about the Siemers family and this, and I am thrilled beyond words to have had so many amazing their cattle at opportunities by the time I was 17,” said Crystal. To be eligible for the Star of the Breed award, a cow must place Ava is classified Excellent-95 2E, with a 96-point udder, earning in the top five in her class at a National Holstein Show, be in a herd a 50 in the breakdowns of Stature, Rear Udder Height and Rear Udder enrolled in the TriStar program and have an official classification Width. The Siemers family had taken a ten-year hiatus from exhibiting score. Once the eligible cows are determined, the following calculation at World Dairy Expo which ended in 2004, reigniting their showring is used to decide the award recipient: Combined ME Fat and Protein enthusiasm. Two years later, they were thrilled when Ava and her full + Age Adjusted Classification Score x (Breed Average ME Combined sister, some of the first Goldwyn calves to walk the colored shavings, Fat & Protein/Breed Average Adjusted Classification Score). stood first and second in the International Junior Holstein Show, and Reprinted with permission from the Spring 2013 Holstein Pulse Ava went on to place third in the open show. Her show ring accolades continued collecting, and she has been nominated Junior All-American every year she has been shown. In 2012, Ava competed as an Aged Cow in the spring, placing second at the Midwest Spring National Holstein Show, and came back out in the fall as a 125,000 Pound Cow, placing third at the International Holstein Show. “She’s not just a pretty face,” describes this ultra-dairy cow well, as she has always pulled her weight in the bulk tank. This past lactation, Ava made a 365-day record of 56,330 pounds of milk, with 4.1 percent fat (2,301 pounds) and 3.3 percent protein (1,865 pounds). In total, she has produced 168,680 pounds of lifetime milk, maintaining component levels of 4.1 percent fat and 3.4 percent protein. Ava has daughters by several bulls, including BKB Affirmed-ET (unfortunately lost after she classified VG-88 as a two-year-old), Mesland Duplex, Ms Atlees Sht Aftershock-ET, Erbacres Damion, Gen-Mark Stmatic Sanchez, Regancrest Baltimor-ET, Regancrest S Braxton-ET, Pine-Tree Sid-ET, Regancrest-GV S Bradnick-ET and Siemers Toys Hero 9701-ET. A cow family in demand, her Sid daughter recently topped the 2013 Wisconsin Spring Showcase Sale. In 1994, the Siemers family had started expanding their herd, Ava placed 1st in the and while they maintained some cow families, they were more focused International Junior on growth than genetics. Sherry says, “the immediate excitement from Holstein Show and the resulting calves from Ashlyn rejuvenated the entire Siemers family 3rd in the International with Registered Holsteins and helped us transition our crossbred cows Holstein Show at the from the focus of our breeding to recipient use.” Ava wasn’t the only 2012 World Dairy great cow to result from Sherry’s original embryo purchase; a Expo. She also received flushmate of Ava’s dam turned out to be the popular show cow the Nasco Type & EO Siemers Ashlyns Angel-ET EX-96 GMD, who was sold in 2004, Production Award. and now makes her home at Arethusa Farm in Connecticut. Money and interest from the sale of Angel will help fund much of Crystal’s college education. To complete the circle, the Siemers family had the wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013-15

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Accelerated Genetics Focus – PEOPLE. PRODUCTS. PRIDE. hen you hear the word “brand” what comes to mind? The color of a specific brand of tractor, a name of your favorite yummy candy bar, a phrase that immediately reminds you why you wear those jeans, “Levis. Original Jeans. Original People?” If you said yes to any of these options, you’d be absolutely correct! An effective brand speaks to the consumer without “saying” anything. Accelerated Genetics recently went through the process of establishing its new brand promise… PEOPLE. PRODUCTS. PRIDE. It’s a promise the cooperative makes to its customers - and everyone else with whom it interacts. At a minimum, a successful brand makes the following commitment - This is what we value (PEOPLE), these are our priorities (PRODUCTS), and this is how we behave (PRIDE). • What we value: People Accelerated Genetics will always put a high value on the people who interact with the organization, whether those people are employees, customers or those in the industry. • Our priorities: Products Another essential part of the Accelerated Genetics brand promise is that we back up our words with exceptional products – the ones our customers want, the ones that will help move our entire industry forward. • How we behave: Pride Every day in everything we do, Accelerated Genetics is characterized by pride. Not arrogance – but a dedicated resolve to look ourselves in the mirror at the end of the day knowing we’ve done everything we could for our customers and the industry.


Now that the promise has been crafted, it needed to be translated into a supporting brand identity, a new logo to reflect the essential

elements of the rebranded cooperative. The red triangle, part of the cooperative’s logo since the beginning, represents the company’s history. The logo now also features three distinctive black stripes, one for each of the brand promises the cooperative is making: People, Products and Pride. Accelerated Genetics has also established a new vision for its future: To Be The Producer’s Trusted First Choice. This statement clearly identifies that Accelerated Genetics is focused on each and every producer. It wants to provide the tools to help your business grow, allowing us to be your trusted first choice. A brand is only as effective as those who are committed to live by it daily. You can be assured the more than 250 employees who represent Accelerated Genetics in over 96 different countries worldwide have accepted that challenge. They are more than ready to continue the 70-year legacy that has now evolved into Accelerated Genetics, where it’s all about PEOPLE. PRODUCTS. PRIDE.

The Vernon County Holstein Breeders invite you to the...

Vernon County Twilight Meeting Thursday, July 25 ~ Meal & Judging at 7:00 p.m. ~ Program, Presentation by WMMB & Door Prizes at 8:30 p.m.

Hosted by

WALL STONE HOLSTEINS Kevin Walleser & Dr. Anne Marie Elwing Family

S7414 Fortner Rd., DeSoto, WI 54624 Directions to the farm: From Hwy. 27/61/14/82 south of Viroqua, take Hwy. 82 west 12 miles to Fortner Rd. Farm is first farm south on Fortner Rd. Our hosts: William Walleser, Kevin Walleser, Anne Marie Elwing, DVM and Emil Walleser 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013

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Building on 30 Years of Success with Accelerated Genetics Shady-KR Mystical Sweetie VG-88 3-10 305 30,148 954F 947P Sired by 014HO05617 Veazland Mystical-ET

And looking forward to more success like Sweetie in the future!

Shady-KR Holsteins Kevin & Kim Radloff

2162 James Rd., Oshkosh, WI 54904 • 920-589-5515

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Crest-View-Acres Key Swirl EX-90 EX-MS 2-00 2x 365 30,000 3.3 975 2.8 837 3-03 2x 365 33,928 3.6 1216 2.9 984 5-09 2x 365 37,290 3.5 1335 2.8 1054 7-01 2x 215 26,363 3.7 976 2.6 692 inc. ~ by 014HO03597 Keystone Potter Offspring: • Planet Silka VG-86 DOM & her Robust son at Accelerated Genetics, 014HO07090 Crest-View-Acres Solo-ET +2262 GTPI • Die Hard Sloan VG-87, 3-03 356 28,980 1006 887 • Mogul Swift, born 10-20-12, +2295 GTPI +764NM +2507M +79F +57P +2.08T

Maternal sisters in the herd: • Salsa, by Shottle, VG-86 1-11 360 24,829 3.6 890 2.9 726 • Saphire, by Toystory, VG-88 2-10 365 27,995 3.1 1032 2.8 918 • Sloans, by Goldwyn, VG-88 3-04 328 28,207 3.8 1077 2.6 789 • Splenda, by O-Man, VG-85 3-05 344 31,597 3.5 1106 2.9 917 • Sparkle, by Pronto, VG-88 3-09 365 30,763 3.5 1071 2.9 897 • Sahara, by Armstead, VG-87 4-00 365 30,713 3.7 1138 2.9 907

Dam: Stripes Finley Senora 2E-92 DOM 5-00 2x 365 38,100 3.5 1332 2.8 1057 2nd Dam: Stripes Mtoto Sophie-ET VG-87 3-07 2x 365 30,810 3.7 1140 3.2 988 3rd Dam: Sher-Est Rudolph Stripes-TW 2E-91 GMD DOM 3-09 2x 365 36,560 3.8 1400 3.5 1272 4th Dam: Sher-Est HT Sara-ET 2E-90 GMD DOM 4-03 2x 365 39,230 4.4 1713 3.4 1328 5th Dam: Sher-Est S-Wind Saturday-ET EX-90 GMD DOM 4-04 2x 365 41,420 4.6 1914 3.2 1340 Next 3 dams Excellent!

Swirl and the other members of the Senora branch are continuing the great legacy of the Saturday family!

Steve & Kay Holte

E7166 Tri-State Rd., Westby, WI 54667

Ph: (608) 634-4545 Cell: 608-632-1598 Fax: (608) 634-2549 e-mail: Herdsman: Mike Hall (608) 632-1509 Visitors Welcome 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013

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Berryridge Shottle 1270-ET EX-91 2E EEEEE 4-09 3x 365 55,108 3.9 2152 3.1 1692 3-07 3x 365 47,940 4.1 1967 3.1 1466 2-01 3x 365 33,330 4.1 1367 3.2 1066 Lifetime to date: 151,094 4.0 6058 3.1 4715 - Fresh again on June 14 at 6-00 - 1st milking daughter made 2-10 3x 365 37,734 4.1 1548 3.0 1115 - 5 other daughters at Berryridge with contracts on several of them Her son:

014HO06920 Berryridge Observ Intell-ET +2293 GTPI +1596M +54F +46P +758 NM$ +6.6PL 2.69 SCS +2.54T +2.68 UDC +1.86 FLC Shottle 1270 has it all - great type, high production and outstanding offspring. Along with Intell in Accelerated’s young sire program, she has another son, Berryridge S Sire Blake-ET +2383 GTPI, contracted to Accelerated Genetics. Besides her daughters at Berryridge, there is also a Super daughter owned by Gary Housner that is just fresh and has a daughter with GTPI of over 70P.

Endres Berryridge Farms LLC Steve, Jeff and Randy Endres 7094 Hyer Rd, Waunakee, WI 53597 • 608-849-3205 barn • 608-279-5952 Steve cell • 608-279-6054 Randy cell wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013-19

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Markwell Durham Felice *TV EX-92 EEEEE GMD DOM 3-10 2x 365 33,960 3.9 1330 3.1 1051 Durham x EX-90 Outside x VG-88 Rudolph x VG-87 Thor x EX-95 3E GMD DOM Blackstar Raven x EX-92 4E GMD DOM Mark x EX-94 4E GMD DOM Mars

Her son & grandson at Accelerated Genetics: 014HO06790 014HO06047



Boliver x Durham Felice x Outside +2008 GTPI +3.34T +2.79UDC +2.61FLC aAa: 234

Freddie x Boliver x Durham Felice +2325 GTPI +1.95T +2.64UDC +2.13FLC +6.2PL +786NM$ aAa: 345

Elite Type Deep Cow Family Tremendous Udders

Full Sister: Lars-Acres Fred Firepit-ET +2281 Full Sister: Lars-Acres Fred Freakie-ET +2196

18218 W State Road 59, Evansville, WI 53536 | 608-882-6662 20–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013

Patty Jones photos

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Left to right: GenerVations MOM Lola, VG-86 2Y Can; Gen-I-Beq Manoman Bibi, VG-85 2Y Can; Mapel Wood Manoman Bambi, VG-85 2Y Can; Misty Springs MOM Santana, VG-85 2Y Can; Mapel Wood Man O Man Bombi, VG-85 2Y Can; Morsan Manoman Fools Gold-Red, VG-87 2Y Can; Mapel Wood Man O Man Lucy, VG-86 2Y Can

014HO04929 Long-Langs Oman Oman-ET +2185 TPI +1262M +81F +73P +1.7 PL 2.91SCS +588 NM$ +2.17T +1.64 UDC +1.96 FLC


Sire: O-Bee Manfred Justice-ET Dam: Winning-Way Marci-ET VG-89 5-03 2x 305 29,460 4.4 1308 3.3 965 2nd Dam: Peticote Bwood Mozzetta-ET VG-85 GMD DOM 2-04 2x 365 26,920 3.8 1017 3.5 949 3rd Dam: Peticote Mascot Mayday-ET EX-91 2E GMD DOM 5-08 2x 365 35,130 3.6 1278 3.6 1281

People around the world are witnessing the power of 014HO04929 Man-O-Man. His daughters have fancy type, high genomic value and are some of the highest sellers at sales all over the country. Accelerated Genetics is excited to have many exceptional Man-O-Man sons in their line-up. We’re proud to have bred the #1 LPI bull in Canada!

Lang’s Twin Elm Farms, Inc. Fred Lang

2703 Four Mile Rd, Marathon, WI Phone: 715-443-2037 Fax: 715-443-3742 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013-21

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Tremendous Polled and Red Genetics – A Passion That Drives April-Day Holsteins By: Breinne Hendrickson, Accelerated Genetics Marketing Communications Intern

hen Ed Peck bought his first Registered Holstein heifer in 1987 he wasn’t sure what was to come of his purchase. Little did he know, his passion, drive and intelligence would create an elite herd of red and polled genetics a short 26 years later. Peck is the owner of April-Day Holsteins, a registered Holstein herd with the goal to develop high quality and top-value Holstein cattle that are either Red and White in color or carry the red coat color gene. Recently, he began implementing the polled gene into his herd. Peck’s passion for dairy cattle started as a child when he helped his uncle on a grade farm near Marshall, Wis. “I learned everything from my uncle,” stated Peck. “Including my interest in Red and White’s. This was back in the day when people didn’t keep them.” While he was in college, Peck bought his first Registered Holstein heifer. A year later, he created a housing partnership with Brian and Julie Duffin of Brooklyn, Wis. While at the Duffin farm, Peck was able to develop the primary cow family he still is working with today. Three years ago when Fertile Ridge of Mount Horeb, Wis., was expanding, Peck developed a donor/recipient partnership with Gary and Joel Sutter, which has allowed him to grow his herd exponentially. Peck’s first red calf purchase made a nice record and had a few good daughters, but his herd really began to excel after he purchased Crestbrooke Leadman Niki-ET EX-92 3E. This was at the time when a test for the red gene did not exist, so Peck took a gamble that Niki would produce red offspring. Luckily, the first calf born was red, which was a big day for Peck. “Niki was an icon cow. She created the April-Day brand, explained Peck. “Later, Verdejo would take it to the next chapter for AprilDay.” While Peck was developing his Niki family, he made his purchase of Cityview Ruby Wine-Red at the 2001 Spring Midwest Red and White Show. “Tim Natzke had this little red fall heifer calf, sired by Rubens, that was about to go in the show ring. I’m a sucker for dark red, so I asked him if he’d sell her,” explained Peck. “Tim gave me a price and said, ‘you better decide quickly because if she does well, her price is going up!’” Peck quickly agreed to the purchase and Wine ended up being Reserve Junior Champion. Later that year, after World Dairy Expo of that year, Peck took Ruby Wine home. Shortly after Wine calved, Peck flushed her three times during two consecutive lactations, resulting in over 150 embryos and went on to be an 88-point three-year-old. During the extreme hot summer of 2005, Peck lost Wine, after she gave birth to AprilDay S Verdejo *RC, making Verdejo a very special calf. Two years later, Verdejo was genomic tested after her first calf, becoming the number one red carrier in the breed at the time. Peck flushed Verdejo for four years, resulting in 13 sons that have gone to A.I. studs around the world. Accelerated Genetics was the first to see Verdejo when she calved, being the first A.I. company to offer sire contracts. Peck flushed Verdejo to Ra-Mar-Land Lion King*RC, resulting in 014HO06905 April-Day Valentine-Red-ET from Accelerated Genetics. He also flushed her to Destry; Accelerated Genetics picked two of the four bulls from this flush, 014HO06705 April-Day Voltage-ET *RC and 014HO06707 April-Day Volaris-ET.


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Through the years, Peck took advice from Devan Funk, Vice President Genetics at Accelerated Genetics, on which bulls he should flush to Verdejo. The flush of Arron Doon West Port Magna-P resulted in 014HO06965 April-Day 0511 Volga-ET*RC and 014HO06955 April-Day Voodoo-P-ET*RC at Accelerated Genetics. “We use these bulls heavily at Fertile Ridge dairy and are getting some really nice calves from them,” Peck expressed. 014HO07042 April-Day 529 Galvin-P-ET, from Accelerated Genetics, goes back to a granddaughter of a maternal sister of Verdejo, April-Day Pinot Grigio*RC. Also from the Verdejo family at Accelerated Genetics are 014HO07035 April-Day Spartan-RedET and 014HO07245 April-Day 556 Ghost-Red-ET. Peck’s breeding philosophy is, “manage the temptation of using only what is current, and instead, use what complements the current top sires.” When he looks at proven bulls, Peck looks for complementary breeding, whether it’s matching up traits, or cow families to a bull. However, Peck believes genomics has made it a challenge to stay ahead of the game, “it’s a little bit harder with genomics because the treadmill now moves at a pace where you need to run faster.” Peck recently purchased land from Fertile Ridge and built a barn to keep the elite animals under strict management. This allows Peck to escape from his home in Madison and be with his cattle, as well as keep his animals in good condition and maintain the low-stress handling facility. The barn is at full capacity with a total of 36 animals. Peck is in the process of building a new barn to house the best young bulls that will leave for A.I., keeping them separated from heifers and other animals. Peck also owns and operates another business in downtown Madison, Filament Marketing. On days he can be away from his office, Peck is able to run his business, yet oversee his cattle from a loft in the newly built barn.

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Weigland Potter Danica

EX-92 EX-MS 2E

4-06 2x 30,310 1197F 866P • Sired by 014HO03597 Keystone Potter • daughters by Damion, Shottle & Hero & bred to 014HO06047 Favre We love our Potters - the four in our herd average 87 points and are well above herdmates for production. Additionally, we are milking daughters of Airraid, Billion, Marion, Champ, Phil G and Hvezda. We also have heifers by Hvezda, Man-O-Man, Mystic, Palermo, Emerald and pregnancies by Digger, Dom, Airlift and others.

Another favorite: Kamps-Hollow Weigland AJ-ET EX-93 EX-MS 3-03 2x 305 29,830 1116F 887P 1st 5 Year Old & Reserve Senior Champion, Midwest National Spring Show 2013 1st 5 Year Old, Senior & Grand Champion, District 3 Show 2013 Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion, District 3 Show 2012

Rodney & Troy Weigel & Families 30057 Hwy. 81 East, Platteville, WI 53818 608.778.5979 • Kyle Calvert, Herdsman RHA: 110 cows 2x 24,985 948F 765P 5 EX, 43 VG, 47 GP 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013

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Palermo’s Legacy begins at Glenn-Ann Holsteins By: Chelsey Johnson, Accelerated Genetics Marketing Communications Intern

“You never know for sure that a mating is going to produce a good bull,” said Albany, Wis., Holstein breeder, Brian Behnke. Although Behnke believes breeding a bull that grows up to make a tremendous influence around the world is a rare occurrence for most breeders, he and the Glenn and Joann Brewer family did exactly that with 014HO05411 Glenn-Ann Palermo-ET. Palermo was Accelerated Genetics’ first Goldwyn son to graduate as well as the first in the industry. Although Palermo passed away last October, he has undoubtedly made an impact on the industry and Holstein breed. Following the August 2012 sire summary, Palermo ranked extremely well among proven Goldwyn sons. His +1987 TPI made him the second highest Goldwyn son amongst the top 100 TPI sires. In addition, he was also the sixth highest bull for PTAT amongst all bulls on the top 100 TPI sire list. His latest April 2013 proof maintained +2.90 for PTAT, and he still boasts a +1943 TPI and +2.54 UDC. Palermo’s daughters are known for becoming outstanding cows that not only milk well, but also are impressive to view. They perfect a rare combination of an eye-catching dairy frame, while still maintaining the tremendous strength needed for longevity in a herd. His genetic ability to transmit outstanding udders, body depth and strength trace back to his dam, Glenn-Ann Miss Pepperdine, a Wisconsin-bred VG-89 Rudolph daughter. Pepperdine is a standout Palermo originates from an 80-cow Registered Holstein herd near Albany, Wis., Glenn-Ann Holsteins. The farm was established in 1973 by Glenn and Joann Brewer and started out as a grade herd. As their three children, Tami, Traci, and Tony became involved with showing their cattle, they slowly evolved into a registered herd. Although, all three children work off the farm, they work closely with Glenn and Joann on the operation. In addition to milking the 80-cow herd of Holsteins, the family farms about 700 acres. Tammi’s husband, Brian Behnke, is heavily involved with the genetics and breeding aspects of the operation. Prior to moving back to the farm, Behnke lived in Washington and worked for eight years as a herd manager at Wilcox Farms near Seattle, Wash. Although the herd dispersed in 2001, Glenn-Ann was able to purchase a handful of daughters with the Wilcoxview pre-fix. Many of the heifers grew into successful cows in the Glenn-Ann herd; however, one heifer stood out more than the rest when she entered

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Palermo hails from Glenn-Ann Holsteins an 80-cow family farm near Albany, Wis. The family members involved include (left to right): Joann and Glenn Brewer, Tami (Brewer) Behnke, Traci Brewer, Tony Brewer, and Brian Behnke. the milking string. “Perfec Formation was our biggest success,” explained Behnke. “She was our first 30,000 pound two year old.” Wilcoxview Perfec Formation made a mark in the Glenn-Ann herd with outstanding production, but that impact was magnified when her daughter, Glenn-Ann Miss Pepperdine became the talk of the farm. “We knew she was a tremendous cow,” explained Behnke. “She had all of those traits you see in Palermo daughters today. She was strong with a high chine, displaying tremendous width and dairyness. As a two year old, she followed her mother and became another 30,000 pound two year old. We began flushing her pretty heavily.” Palermo is Born On January 2, 2006, Glenn Ann Palermo-ET was born at Glenn-Ann Holsteins during a Wisconsin Badger football game. Consequently, the calf was named after Jason Palermo a guard on the Badger roster. “He was a beautiful calf,” recalled Behnke. “He had all the traits his mother, Pepperdine, displayed. He was balanced, clean and dairy. But he was also a strong calf.” Palermo was one of three other bull calves that were flushed from Glenn-Ann Miss Pepperdine. The other two calves were born continued on page 43

Glenn-Ann Palermo Chaser VG-87

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H Heifers by Epic & Lithium

H Meridian bull headed to Semex

H Fresh again in June

H Epic & McCutchen bulls for contracts

Glenn-Ann Pipers Dream-ET VG-86 at 2Y 2-01 365 29,061 4.5 1301 3.4 975 Jeeves x Glenn-Ann Goldwyn Piper VG-87 2Y (full sister to Palermo)

014HO05411 Glenn-Ann Palermo-ET Daughters

Glenn-Ann Palermo Cheetos EX-90

Glenn-Ann Palermo Chaser VG-87

3-07 331 33,172 3.9 1296 3.3 1083 ~ Heifer by Windbrook

3-04 317 26,790 4.7 1247 3.5 935 ~ Heifer by Sid

We are proud to have bred Palermo and his family at Glenn-Ann Holsteins. The many Accelerated Genetics and World Wide Sires tours have been gratifying and we look forward to seeing great Palermo daughter reports from around the world.

Glenn-Ann Holsteins Glenn & Joann Brewer & Family

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Kellercrest Registered Holsteins, Inc. Successfully Tackles the Heat By: Breinne Hendrickson, Accelerated Genetics Marketing Communications Intern

ellercrest Registered Holsteins, Inc. of Mount Horeb, Wis. utilizes a heat abatement system to keep cows cool and comfortable during the hot summer months. Kellercrest consists of a partnership between Tim and Sandy Keller and Tim’s brother Mark, along with his wife Kareen. Also involved on the family farm are Tim and Sandy’s children, Kimberly and Andrew. When Kellercrest expanded thirteen years ago, building larger facilities and growing their herd to 315 cows, they did not have any fans. Shortly after their expansion they placed basket fans over the freestall headlocks. “It was a nightmare,” Tim expressed. “All the cows would pool to one end.” “Half of the barn would be empty and clean,” added Mark Keller. “The other half would be pure slop because all of the cows would group together under the sprinklers.” Shortly after MacroAir came out with MacroAir HVLS fans, the Keller family decided to upgrade their fans. They purchased six 24-foot fans, having three on each side of the freestall barn. The cows spread out and were more comfortable after the installation of these new fans, which also kept the freestall barn exceptionally clean. After adding the fans, the Keller family applied a sprinkler system for their cows to further control thermal conditions and minimize production loss. The sprinkler system is set on a hydrostat, automatically turning on when the temperature rises above 75 degrees Fahrenheit. After the Kellers saw the progressive benefits the new sprinkler system provided in the main barn, they added it to the fresh cow barn. Another major key for the comfort of their cows was the addition of pack mats and the use of sand for bedding, as well as upgrading the stalls. “It all went in phases,” explained Tim. “Go look around and ask a lot of questions, ask people what works for them and sort it out yourself, then prioritize the things you can do. “ In addition to cow comfort, the Kellers maintain their cows’ health and productive milk yield through the use of Accelerated Genetics products, Bovine AccelLyte II and Tri-Mic 1:50. Bovine AccelLyte II is an electrolyte for adult cattle and Tri-Mic 1:50 is a direct-fed microbial. Last year, in the middle of the summer’s highest temperatures, Dan Esch, Keller’s Accelerated Genetics sales representative, recommended they use Bovine AccelLyte II, as they were struggling to maintain a consistent milk production due to the extreme heat.


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Front: Tim and Sandy with Josie. Back: Kimberly, Andrew, Kareen and Mark holding Bridget. “Dan brought it up and we said, ‘let’s give it a whirl,’” stated Tim. “We are always willing to try something as long as it makes sense.” And good sense it was as Bovine AccelLyte II allowed Kellercrest to make it through the remainder of the summer’s heat snaps, without sacrificing intakes, thus maintaining consistent milk production. This summer, Kellers plan to use Bovine AccelLyte II as soon as the temperature starts rising. The Keller family has done business with Accelerated Genetics for as long as they can remember. “We are loyal to people who treat us well,” explained Mark. “It’s a two-way street.” “Our sales representative [Dan] treats us well. If we need product, all we have to do is call and he’ll deliver promptly,” Tim expressed. After the use of Tri-Mic 1:50, the Keller family noticed continued on page 43

From L to R: Dan Esch (Accelerated Genetics Sales Rep), Mark, Tim and Sandy Keller holding Bovine Accellyte II, Tri-Mic 1:50 and Tri-Start.

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Crest-View-Acres Sarita-ET VG-85 VG-MS +1948 GTPI 2-01 204 13,644 3.9 597 2.9 401 inc. Sire: 014HO04924 Bomaz O-Man Kramer 561-ET 10th generation VG or EX from the Sher-Est Swind Saturday family!

Her maternal sister by Bowser: Crest-View-Acres Success-ET +1964 GTP 2-03 97 5,588 3.8 212 2.9 161 inc.

A few other Accelerated Genetics sired animals we are proud of: Wubbenhorst Nelson Jovey EX-91 2E

Ridgeville Hvezda Tootsie GP-83 VG-MS

5-08 297 28,630 3.2 912 3.0 859 inc.

1-11 215 17,490 3.1 542 2.9 507 inc. • still milking 90 lbs./day

Sire: 014HO03576 Jimtown Nita Nelson-ET

Sire: 014HO05075 Orbe-View S Strm Hvezda-ET

Ridgeville Hvezda Keshia

Ridgeville Man-O-Man Teeny +2230 GTPI

2-04 129 12,010 3.1 372 2.8 336 • still milking 100 lbs/day

Dam by Planet, sister to Tootsie • Teeny has Mogul pregnancies due February 1 & will be bred to Supersire

Sire: 014HO05075 Orbe-View S Strm Hvezda-ET

Sire: 014HO04929 Long-Langs Oman Oman-ET

MONROE COUNTY TWILIGHT MEETING Friday, August 23 • 7:00 p.m. Come join us to see these and the rest of their herdmates! The night’s activities will include: Open Barn Speaker Presentations Judging Contest - official judge Chad Ryan Complimentary Pulled Pork meal sponsored by Star Blend Feeds Door Prizes

Doug & Amanda Wallerman Carrol & Mary Wallerman 20923 County Hwy. U, Norwalk, WI 54648 Doug cell: 608-343-2680 E-mail: 4/13 BAA: 94 cows 106.1% 5/13 RHA: 142 cows 25,001 944F 791P 30–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013

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Harmony-H Boss Iron Hager EX-91 pictured in 5th lact. 1-11 250 15,850 3.76F 3.09P 2-10 365 23,220 3.97F 3.14P 4-01 348 27,490 3.76F 2.92P 5-03 296 23,829 3.21F 2.74P 6-03 365 28,226 3.77F 2.86P 7-07 332 28,980 3.60F 2.90P inc. Sired by 198HO00030 Boss Iron-ET. Due in August to 014HO05560 Emerald.

Harmony-H Tornado Fayet-Red EX-92 pictured at end of 4th lact. 2-08 290 20,780 3.51F 2.81P 3-07 330 23,055 3.65F 2.94P 4-08 363 23,767 3.69F 2.80P 5-10 365 24,409 3.50F 2.80P Sired by 014HO04635 Torys Tornado-Red. Fresh May 22. Milking 108 lbs./day just 13 days fresh!

We have three more EX Boss Iron daughters in the herd and all have produced over 100,000 lifetime. Sires currently being used include 014HO05382 Contact, 014HO05434 Trump, 014HO05560 Emerald, 014HO06060 Fabio, 014HO06132 Digger, 014HO06905 Valentine-Red, 014HO07175 Ducati-Red and 250HO00896 Lexicon. Thank you to all those who attended and purchased cows at our spring sale!

H ARMONY H OLSTEINS Todd & Jessica Ertl • Trevor, Jenelle, Jasmine & Juliet W1455 Cty. K, Unity, WI • 715-223-8859 • RHA: 108 cows 22,184M 3.59F 2.9P • 87 SCC • BAA: 104.9% 32–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013

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Jenniton M-O-M Savana-ET


GTPI +2279 +85F +57P +859NM 4/13 Sired by 014HO04929 Long-Langs Oman Oman-ET Kathy DeBruin

Her first three daughters: • Jenniton D-Tello Ginny-ET +2506 GTPI +859NM +109F • Jenniton D-Tello Esther-ET +2360 GTPI +705NM +96F • Jenniton D-Tello Becky-ET +2337 GTPI +752NM +99F Thank you to Jeff King of Kings Ransom Farm, New York, for purchasing Savana in the 2012 Destination Vegas Sale. We wish you the best of luck! We also have pregnancies coming from Savana by Massey. Savana’s highest GTPI daughter, Ginny, will be selling at the 2013 World Classic on October 4!

Her Dam:

Jenniton Bolton Rowena-ET


3-0 2x 365 29,270 4.1 1207 3.4 988 2nd Dam: Jenniton Boss Iron Rosine EX-90 DOM 3-03 2x 365 30,200 3.8 1140 3.1 926 3rd Dam: Jenniton Rudolf Rosalind-ET EX-90 2E 8-09 2x 365 32,010 3.4 1090 2.8 892 4th Dam: Jenniton Mark Reva-ET VG-88 GMD 6-06 2x 365 36,960 3.8 1402 2.8 1027 5th Dam: Jenniton-R Chairman Marcia EX-90 2E DOM 6-10 2x 365 27,200 3.8 1024 2.9 800 6th Dam: Mulder Elevation Amanda EX-90 2E GMD DOM 7th Dam: Kaderly Leo Amanda Martha EX GMD

Rowena’s full brother: 014HO05889 Jenniton Bolton Ross-ET

Rowena’s son: 014HO06892 Jenniton Mom Robert-ET

GTPI +1834 +2054M +61F +48P +2.34T +2.58 UDC +1.12 FLC

GTPI +2154 +1653M +59F +61P +521NM +2.40T +1.96 UDC +1.68 FLC

JENNITON REGISTERED HOLSTEINS, LLC Ted, Marcia & Kyle Thompson 3861 Thompson Rd., Barneveld, WI 53507 • 608-924-8182 • 608-574-7072 cell • wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013-33

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Accelerated Success

Elm-Roc Potter Hope VG-87 EX-MS 5-11 2x 365 30,170 3.0 901 2.9 878 Now over 150,000 lifetime milk • sired by 014HO03597 Keystone Potter • daughters by 198HO00030 Boss Iron & 14HO04511 Onward Pictured on the cover of the 2004 Accelerated Genetics feature issue - Tony Mayer, Elm-Roc Ito Blizzard EX-90, Adam & Kristina Luchterhand.

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Elm-Roc Hadrain Flicka VG-85 EX-MS 2-00 2x 365 24,050 3.5 837 2.9 695 • sired by 014HO05927 Cookiecutter SH Hadrain-ET • nice fall yearling by 014HO05411 Palermo due to 014HO07000 Dugout

Elm-Roc Farm Adam, Kristina & Tanna Luchterhand N6153 Cty. Rd. K, Neillsville, WI 54456-8206 715-937-2352

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DREAM-PRAIRIE RECIPE-RED-ET VG-88 EE++V at 3-01 (1st score) 2-05 2x 265 24,009 3.7 897 3.1 719 inc. ~ Sired by 204HO02050 Hurtgen-Vue Reality-Red ~ Doorman & Sympatico calves coming ~ 2 full sisters scored VG-85 & VG-86 at 2Y Dam: Dream-Prairie MrB Replay-ET EX-92 EEEEE 2-03 2x 365 34,530 3.7 1291 3.0 1065 4-08 2x 269 31,244 3.7 1167 3.1 970 inc. 2nd Dam: RegancrestDL Renita-ET VG-87 VG-MS 2-08 3x 365 31,490 3.9 1224 3.0 941 - sold for $50,500 in a Parade of Perfection Sale

3rd Dam: Regan-Joy Durham Regenia-ET EX-92 GMD DOM 3-05 2x 365 37,880 3.6 1374 3.3 1245 4th Dam: Sher-Est Emory Swanny EX-90 2E DOM 5th Dam: Sher-Est Prelude Swan-ET EX-91 6th Dam: Sher-Est S-Wind Saturday EX GMD DOM

Recipe is the complete package - high type, production and from a deep pedigree backed by the Saturday family. We are excited about her calves coming and look forward to watching this branch of the family develop - they definitely have the recipe for success!

Cary & Joy Moser • Logan & Courtney 264 Coon Prairie Ave., Westby, WI • 608-634-3803 • Cell 608-632-1401

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Level-Plain Dancer Deal


+2113 GTPI +1488M +85F +53P +579NM +2.2PL +1.85T +1.73UDC +1.88FLC 4/13 Sired by 014HO06665 Rocher Ster Dancer-Red

4 Outcross


4 Polled 4 Production

• Heavily contracted for bulls & embryos • #1 Polled Dancer in the breed • Maternal sister sold for $48,000 in 2012 National Convention Sale • Owned with Ron Killam

Her Dam: Rone-Nene Jammer Destiny-ET VG-87 VG-MS DOM 3-08 2x 365 34,460 3.6 1230 2.9 996 +2033 GTPI 2nd Dam: What-If Garter Danielle-ET VG-86 GMD DOM 2-01 2x 365 33,530 4.0 1331 3.0 995 From the Dellia’s

Level Plain Holsteins Keith & Nicole Nettekoven

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A Lasting Legacy

Ursa-Grass Toys Embassy-ET VG-87 EVV+V GTPI +1808 3-05 2x 365 33,453 3.8 1263 3.2 1080 5-02 2x 301 27,600 3.8 1050 3.2 892 Lifetime to date: 104,640 3944F 3423P ~ fresh again at 6-01 & milking 121 lbs/day • Her O-Style son at Accelerated Genetics, available as part of their Geneforce line-up:

014HO07041 Ursa-Grass O-Style Elmer-ET +2298 GTPI +769 NM$ +1725M +52F +53P +5.8PL +2.3 DPR +1.94T +1.65UDC +1.80 FLC 2.63 SCS 4/13 • Her Shamrock grandson at Accelerated Genetics, from a +2032 GTPI Man-O-Man:

014HO07208 Ursa-Grass Sr Eucalyptus-ET +2255 GTPI +652 NM$ +1684M +62F +64P +4.3PL -0.4 DPR +2.87T +2.25UDC +1.33 FLC 2.78 SCS 4/13 Dam: Honadel Ellipsis Empress-ET VG-87 GMD DOM 5-06 2x 305 31,410 3.8 1208 3.5 1114 2nd Dam: Honadel Rudolph Elsie VG-87 VG-MS GMD DOM 3-04 2x 305 27,180 4.1 1112 3.3 910 3rd Dam: MIG Erinn-ET VG-85 GMD DOM 6-03 2x 365 33,360 3.4 1137 2.9 984

Her Daughters: • Ursa-Grass Shottle Euphony VG-85 VG-MS at 2-09 CTPI +1890 2x 231 17,648 3.9 697 3.1 551 inc. • Ursa-Grass Garet Enchant-ET GP-83 at 2-10 GTPI +2020 2x 300 24,550 3.6 892 3.2 775 inc. PTA +1639M +55F +47P Pregnancies by Cashmoney due in August

Bears Grass Dairy Inc. Donald & Tamara Schroeder • Gary Schroeder • Donald Honadel S8495 Cty. Hwy. V, Augusta, WI 54722 Barn phone: 715-286-2110 Donald Honadel cell: 715-450-3566

RHA: 367 cows 2x 25,429 3.73 948 3.11 791 BAA: 103.8% Inquiries welcome

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AR-Line Favre GP-83


Sire: 014HO06047 Lars-Acres Felices Favre-ET Dam: AR-Line Best Joy GP-80 4-04 3x 305 29,972 4.16 1246 3.23 968 2nd Dam: AR-Line Freeman Joyable GP-80 3-09 2x 365 35,183 4.30 1512 3.06 1076

AR-Line Favre


Sire: 014HO06047 Lars-Acres Felices Favre-ET Dam: AR-Line Tribute Lisalou GP-82 4-03 3x 303 35,726 3.39 1210 2.80 1000 2nd Dam: Oakleaf Brass Lindsey GP-80 4-06 2x 365 34,888 3.44 1201 2.91 1016

Other Accelerated cows working hard in the herd: • AR-Line Harry Claire VG-85 Sired by 014HO03913 Harry 4-04 365 40,061 3.61 1448 2.76 1107

• AR-Line Potter Shelby VG-88 Sired by 014HO03597 Potter 4-00 365 39,408 3.44 1355 2.83 1114

• AR-Line Tornado Anita *RC VG-88 Sired by 014HO04635 Tornado 3-05 365 34,986 3.50 1223 2.92 1021

• AR-Line Blacktone Galiaxy VG-85 Sired by 014HO02601 Blacktone Lifetime totals: 3216d 302,494 4.28 12,957 3.24 9814 & still going strong!

AR-LINE DAIRY e Holthaus Family N5580 CTH DE, Bangor, WI 54614 • 608-386-9690 • May 2013 RHA: 342 cows 29,208M 1095F 885P 38–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013





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Accelerated Genetics’ Interns Value their Experience By: Chelsey Johnson, Accelerated Genetics Marketing Communications Intern Accelerated Genetics invests in the agricultural industry’s youth in many ways. For years, Accelerated Genetics has welcomed summer interns to work in a variety of roles. Each summer the interns bring a unique perspective and set of talents to the A.I. company. In return, Accelerated Genetics provides lessons and a foundation to start a career in the industry. I caught up with a handful of the numerous past interns and asked them share their reflections on their summer as an Accelerated Genetics intern. Here is what Julie Larson, Lori Bodart-Lulich, Ryan Griffin, Lana Olson and Kristin Olson have to say. JULIE LARSON 1986 Public Relations and Communications Intern College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Having the chance to interact with incredible employees and customers and learning from them was a gift. We worked many 70 to 80-hour weeks and never thought a thing of it. I encourage young people today to put in more time than is expected of you. It is a rarity in some generations and agricultural minded youth to have this work ethic. Having this attitude can really set them apart in the workplace, which can lead to greater opportunities for them. You could say my internship at Accelerated Genetics led me to where I live today, literally. The year following my summer internship, a full-time position in Public Relations and Communications came open, and I was fortunate enough to be selected. The opportunities Accelerated Genetics provided me were a platform to many networking connections, experiences and friendships I still have today. I use so many of the skills they taught me every day. I know my life is “richer” because of them. Today, I am employed by Merial, an animal pharmaceutical company.

farms; each day proved to be beneficial to the life I love to live! The Accelerated Genetics internship helped me realize my potential in the dairy industry and strengthened my positive attributes while helping me down-size or discard some of my lesser qualities. It helped me to realize I wanted to continue working with dairy and that there is never anything wrong with admitting you “don’t know” and that asking for help is always okay. I now operate my own small dairy farm focusing on Red or Red carrier Holsteins and own Griffin Seed, LLC., a Pioneer Seed dealership. LANA OLSON 2007 Public Relations and Communications Intern College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Accelerated Genetics has an established and well-organized internship program. They also value each intern and treat him or her as a staffed employee. Additionally, I valued the varied experiences I was given by being exposed to several divisions of the company. Finally, the internship was structured with clear goals, timelines and expectations, which I very much appreciated. This internship truly helped me land my first job out of college Associate Editor at Hoard's Dairyman Magazine. And because of that job, I now have the job I have today, Senior Account Executive at broadhead, a full service marketing agency. I sincerely appreciate the dedication Accelerated Genetics has to their internship program and the commitment they have made to help develop young professionals.

LORI BODART-LULICH 1994 Public Relations and Communications Intern College: University of Wisconsin-River Falls I enjoyed all aspects of the internship. I spent time positively promoting the cooperative at events, and wrote press releases and articles for the monthly newsletter. I met many people in the agricultural industry and learned to set my own timelines and schedules. I knew I wanted to continue to work in agriculture and communications, so my first job was as Director of Communications for Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association. In fact, this position shared the building with the Accelerated Genetics office in Baraboo. After eight years in that position, I went on to my current career as National Accounts Manager for Farm Journal Media. Many things I learned during that internship still are applied to my day-to-day work. In fact, Accelerated Genetics is one of my clients. This goes to show that this industry is very small and strongly networked.

KRISTIN OLSON 2009 Marketing Communications Intern College: University of Wisconsin-Madison I loved the variety every day, as well as the people that I met. There was always something new, from writing, to design, to farm visits. I was able to represent the company at events throughout the summer, meet great people and make connections throughout the organization, and see a vast variety of different farm operations across the state and Midwest. My internship with Accelerated Genetics had a huge impact on my career path. The internship improved on my overall communication skills and helped me develop new ones, including graphic design, which I found I really enjoyed. The communications team, as well as the entire organization, was always so helpful and encouraging, and they helped me strive to always do my best and step out of my comfort zone. I was blessed to have been asked back to fill in for a few maternity leaves after graduation, which in turn led to a full-time position just a few months later. No matter where my career path takes me in the future when my year as Wisconsin’s Alice in Dairyland is complete, I am so grateful for my time at Accelerated Genetics, which helped shape me professionally, along with the life-long friendships and connections I developed there as a member of the Accelerated Genetics family.

RYAN GRIFFIN 2002 Sales and Service Intern College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities I liked the range of tasks I was able to execute over the course of the summer with Accelerated Genetics. From clipping cows for picturing, to breeding cows, to working with and being on hundreds of different

2014 Summer Internship Opportunities: Motivated and enthusiastic college students who are interested in applying for a 2014 Accelerated Genetics Internship should send a resume and cover letter to Accelerated Genetics, E10890 Penny Lane Baraboo, WI 53913 or to by November, 15, 2013. Visit to find more details about positions offered. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013-41

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One Conversation Leads to 20-year Tradition By: Chelsey Johnson, Accelerated Genetics Marketing Communications Intern

“What a shame.” That is what Accelerated Genetics Regional Sales Manager, Pam Hendel was thinking when she was an official for the Waterloo, Iowa Cattle Congress Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging contest in 1993. The contest was such an integral part of collegiate judging programs, offering one more opportunity for students to refine their eye for cattle before competing at World Dairy Expo in October. However, the annual September contest would no longer be held after 1993. “Larry Tande was also an official judge with me. I remember mentioning to him what a shame it was that this contest would no longer be held,” recalled Hendel. “Then he gave me an idea.” Tande, a Minnesota Holstein breeder, was the official judge at the Vernon County Fair just weeks earlier. He was impressed by the breed representation at the show and the quality of cattle exhibited. Tande’s comment planted a seed and soon the idea took root. In fact, that single conversation grew into a 20-year tradition. This year, September 15, 2013 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Accelerated Genetics Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest. Each year, the contest is held at the Vernon County Fairgrounds in Viroqua, Wis. “It was a perfect fit. Sunday traditionally was a dull day at the Vernon County Fair and the Waterloo contest was always on Sundays,” said Dr. Ole Meland, Accelerated Genetics Director of Business Development, who has been involved with the contest since its inaugural year. “The fair grounds are located close to our Westby production facility, so it just seemed natural for Accelerated Genetics to put together a contest there.” On a National Stage Just a short year later, the Vernon County cattle and the youth leading them into the Harold Hansen Arena stepped onto a national stage. The once lethargic Sunday morning of the Vernon County Fair now bustled with excitement as dozens of college students dressed in suits took over the fairgrounds. The small town of Viroqua welcomed the teams from across the United States. Modeling other national contests, it consists of ten placings classes of cattle representing at least five of the dairy breeds, and five oral reasons classes. In the early years of the contest, Vernon County supplied all the judging classes. Today, six classes come from Vernon County and four classes are brought in from outside farms. The contest is unique because both two-year and four-year schools compete together in the same pool. “The quality of classes is on par with other national contests that we participate in to prepare for World Dairy Expo,” said University of Wisconsin-River Falls coach, Steve Kelm. “The atmosphere surrounding the contest is very student-friendly.” Other schools use the contest as a starting point for teams beginning their judging career. “I try to bring younger students to this contest,” explains Corey Weigel, University of Wisconsin-Platteville coach. “It is a great contest for them to get their feet wet and learn how a judging contest works.” Since that inaugural year, 16 to 22 teams have consistently attended the contest. Many teams travel from across the Midwest. However, some schools even fly in from the 42–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013

west coast such as Oregon State, Washington State, Modesto Junior College and Cal Poly State. In addition schools from east of Wisconsin such as The Ohio State University and Michigan State University have attended in the past. From the south schools such as Kansas State University, University of Illinois and Purdue University regularly attend. Memorial award enhances experience A key to the contest’s success is the youth leadspersons who exhibit the classes on contest day. “We know the person leading the animal can affect the way a class is placed,” Meland pointed out. Each year about 20 youth make the commitment to wake up early on Sunday and walk into the show ring once more after a busy week at the fair. In the early years of the contest, youth were rewarded with small incentives and responded well to them. However, when a memorial showmanship award was established, the quality of exhibiting rose to a new level. In 2001, Accelerated Genetics mourned the loss of a key employee and instrumental ringside figure at the judging contest, David Larson. He was an active member of the dairy cattle judging contest committee and took great pride in the contest as a Vernon County native. The David Larson Memorial Showmanship Award was created in his honor. “When we established the David Larson Memorial Award the contest was brought to a new level,” explained Rick Williams, Accelerated Genetics Semen Warehouse and Distribution Manager, who is responsible for coordinating the youth leadspeople. “Not only are youth judged on how they show in the ring, but also how they display their leadership and teamwork throughout the day. The winner of the award is always a youth who exemplifies all these qualities.” Williams and Accelerated Genetics staff work with Vernon County Fair Board members to set up the ring the night before

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the contest. Although the days leading up to the contest and during are filled with responsibilities for Accelerated Genetics staff, Williams says it is worth the extra work. “On Sunday night when the contest is over we feel a sense of great accomplishment knowing we have played a role in shaping the future of our youth,” Williams explained. “It gives me great satisfaction to see youth move from exhibiting in the ring to judging as a college student.”

out the year to make the contest a success. “We feel very honored to have this contest hosted in Vernon County. It offers us a chance to showcase our cattle and our community,” said Kevin Larson, a Vernon County Ag Society Board of Director. “We appreciate the support Accelerated Genetics gives us not only during the fair but throughout the year.” In that same token, Accelerated Genetics is grateful they can host this contest at Vernon County. The contest offers Accelerated Genetics an opportunity to give back to the industry and meet future customer and employee prospects. “We are honored to be able to support and invest in our youth and young adults by providing an educational avenue for developing skills in cattle judging, communication, and teamwork,” explained Accelerated Genetics President and CEO, Joel Groskreutz. “The experience they gain from this contest will be key in their development as future dairy industry and community leaders. We are very proud to continue this valuable learning tradition.”

Tremendous support all around Coordinating a national intercollegiate contest is no small task. The tremendous support supplied by many financial and award sponsors, the Vernon County Ag Society, Accelerated Genetics employees, and Vernon County natives allow the contest to run smoothly each year. Many of the same supporters who sponsored the Waterloo contest joined Accelerated Genetics in sponsoring the contest its first year. Two sponsors, Swiss Valley Farms and Pioneer Hybrid International, have supported the contest all the years it has been held and also were sponsors at the Waterloo cattle congress. Many other sponsors have supported each year of the Accelerated Genetics contest as well. Accelerated Genetics has maintained a positive relationship with the Vernon County Ag Society and works closely with them throughGlenn-Ann Holsteins - continued from page 26

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in November. “Normally, I would just choose the oldest calf out of the group,” recalled Devan Funk, Accelerated Genetics Vice President-Genetics who acquired Palermo. “But, I was in the area and decided to go look at the calves. Palermo was such a nice growthy calf. He was just as big as the November calves, and I knew he was the one we wanted.” At the time, Goldwyn wasn’t a well-known sire in the industry. However, Behnke had heard talk in Canada about the outstanding potential he could possess. Without hesitation, Behnke decided to follow his instincts and purchase Goldywn semen from Canada before it became popular in the United States. “Everyone was talking about this new bull,” explained Behnke. “It turned out to be an excellent mating since Goldwyn is a good foot and leg bull and that is an area where Pepperdine needed improvement.”

improvement in the overall health of their cows, and with continued use; their milk components followed the same pattern. “It exceeded our expectations on butterfat,” stated Mark. “Their manure seemed more consistent and the cows had less upset stomachs,” further explained Tim. In just one year’s time, and with the addition of three-time-aday milking, Kellercrest increased their herd’s milk production by 2,000-pounds. In addition, their conception rate had significantly improved. “Once you neutralize things and have a good base, other things will follow,” expressed Mark. The Kellers use Tri-Mic 1:50 year-round and mix it in with the TMR. “We enjoy seeing healthier cows and we pride ourselves in having high components,” stated Mark. “If you have healthier cows, the other things will take care of themselves.”

Impact is long-lasting Over 40 percent of the current milking herd at Glenn-Ann is related to Palermo in some way. Among these Palermo relatives is Glenn-Ann Palermo Cheetos who scored EX-90 and won the Junior Three-Year-Old class in the 2012 District 6 show. Palermo daughter, Glenn-Ann Palermo Chaser recently had her third calf. The family is hopeful her score of VG-87 will move up to Excellent the next time she’s classified. Another notable relative is Glenn-Ann Pipers Dream, the daughter of Palermo’s full sister Glenn-Ann Goldwyn Piper-ET. “We used Palermo pretty heavily in our herd,” explained Behnke. “Although you have to protect him for rear legs rearview, he is consistent in frame and passes on the quality udders and frame seen in his daughters. He is a good conception bull and we also never have problems getting his daughters bred back.” Although Palermo’s career was cut short by his untimely death, he was emerging as one of the most popular bulls in the breed. It is clear his impact will not go unnoticed. Many herds can attribute improvements in type, udder, body depth and strength due to Palermo daughters. Behnke is confident to point out, “each Palermo daughter in our herd is better than her mother.”

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District 5 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The September issue will feature District 6 Dane, Green, Kenosha, Racine, Rock & Walworth counties.

FROM THE FIELD Green Marquette Lake

Columbia Sauk

Adams/Marquette Counties

2013 Adult Membership: Adams - 5, Marquette - 11; Jr. Membership: Adams - 3, Marquette - 6 Adult Association officers - President: Greg Hockerman; Vice President: Tom Lyon Jr.; Secretary/Treasurer: Nicky Rueth; Directors: Tom Frozene & Jason Hockerman.

Columbia County

2013 Adult Membership: 25; Jr. Membership: 13

Green Lake County

2013 Adult Membership: 7; Jr. Membership: 1

Juneau County

2013 Adult Membership: 12; Jr. Membership: 9 Adult Association officers - President: Richard Sheahan; Vice President/Secretary: John Roloff; Treasurer: Sandra Madland; Junior Advisor: Sandra Madland.

Sauk County

2013 Adult Membership: 45; Jr. Membership: 24 Adult Association officers - President: Jody Behn; Vice President: Mike Holschbach; Secretary: Lisa Evert; Treasurer: Chris Meyer.

District 5 Junior Ho\lstein Group

Junior Association officers - President: Garret Madland; Vice President: Adam Field; Secretary: Theresa Madland; Treasurer: Johanna Madland; Historian/Reporter: Alli Walker; At-Large Directors: Abby Field, Levi Kindschi and Katelyn Brunn; Junior Advisors: Marci Walker, Sandy Madland & Theresa Field. The District 5 Juniors had another busy year. Last fall, the District 5 juniors met in Westfield for their annual fall picnic. They went to a park to eat lunch and played a game of football. They also held their annual meeting. After the park, they toured Lyons’ Maple Lawn Farm and judged two classes of cows and then went to Hockerman’s to tour their calf care facility. For Halloween, the group went on a haunted hay ride in Mauston and had a great time. They celebrated Christmas at Pizza Hut in Portage where they enjoyed White Elephant Gifts supplied by the junior advisors. They also practiced dairy bowl. Fifteen junior members attended the Junior Convention in December and participated in a wide variety of events such as dairy bowl, dairy jeopardy, speaking contest, folding display and many other activities. The junior team of Alli Walker, Brett Walker, Adam Field and Abby Field made it to the top 6 of 32 junior teams. The rookie team of Levi Kindschi, Hayden & Hannah Hockerman and Katrina Hoesly made a great showing as well. Levi also participated in the speaking contest and placed second in the banner contest. Alli Walker and Adam Field received YMR awards and Levi Kindschi and Abby Field received 12 & Under awards. The group’s biggest event of the year is their annual Dairy Day. This year the Jamie and Karen Judd family of Reedsburg was the host farm. Dairy Day is for all current and prospective District 5 junior members. This year there were over 40 kids that attended. The day is divided into educational sessions geared toward all age brackets and experience levels. The beginners worked on fitting and showing and basic A.I. The intermediate and advanced groups had sessions on matings/pedigrees and embryo transfer. A dairy judging workshop was also included. Recent activities include participating in the Dells Dairy Farm Families dairy promo event at Zinke’s Market in Wisconsin Dells during the WoZhaWa festival. The group had a cow and calf display and answerd questions from visitors. After handing out milk and cheese, they participated in the parade with their float. Five junior members attended the 2013 Cow Camp and enjoyed learning from all the stations. 44–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013

By Dennis Devore, Holstein USA Regional Field Rep



Earlier this year a couple of events occurred that have raised some questions about ear tag identification. USDA unveiled new regulations for interstate transfer of cattle, and World Dairy Expo released new regulations for health paperwork. Both involve the use of “840” identification numbers, and therein lays the confusion. Let’s look at them individually and then we can talk strategy. “840” is the international ID code for the United States, and official identification numbers beginning with these three digits are referred to as “840 numbers). USDA has mandated that by 2015, all non-slaughter animals must have either a valid state metal tag, a visible tag bearing a fifteen-digit 840 number, or an RFID 840 tag. AllFlex is in the process of designing the current Holstein tag to meet the criteria. We are hoping by the time this article goes to press we will have compliant tags. The two-year time frame should allow most breeders to use up their current inventory. So what does this mean for you? If you are currently using 840 RFID tags, nothing will change and you are already compliant. If you’re running low on ear tags, I would recommend ordering the 840 tags if they are available. This will allow you to keep the identification numbers the same (Holstein registration, DHIA, vaccination, etc.). One of the best things about the national ID program was that it simplified the identification process and limited confusion when trying to compile data. 840 numbers are assigned to a premises ID number. These are available from your state department of agriculture, and you will need to have yours available when you order. All animals attending World Dairy Expo this fall will have to be identified by an RFID 840 tag on their health certificates. This will allow the health papers to be checked before the cows leave the trailer, creating another level of biosecurity. Standard visible (non-840) Holstein tags will not be an acceptable form of identification for the health papers; however, if your animal is registered by tag ID she will still need to have her official Holstein tags in her ears to get into the show. The solution would be to purchase a small number of 840 RFID tags to use on your animals going to WDE that already have their official Holstein tags. The 840 number on the RFIDs will not replace the registration numbers (in fact I wouldn’t report them to DHIA, they tend to confuse the system) but it will get you on the grounds in Madison. I hope this clears up some of the confusion. The end of the national ID program opened the doors to this change and this topic will probably evolve in the future as we see states creating their own regulations. If you have any questions give me a call. If I don’t have the answer I’ll get it. See you at the summer shows!

Dennis Devore

Southwest WI & Iowa

Note: Please see Adam Griffen’s article in the Spring Pulse for a more detailed explanation of the USDA decision.

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Holstein Breeders Honor First Baby Born in June

Members of the Green County Junior Holstein Breeder’s Association presented Mia Notter and her parents with a basket of dairy products and cow-spotted gifts to celebrate her birth on the first day of June Dairy Month. Mia was delivered at the Monroe Clinic at 4:34 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. 15 oz. and measuring 19 ½ inches. Her parents are Jimmy Notter and Samantha Siegel.

2014 Wisconsin Holstein Convention Dates Set

Mark your calendar and plan to join the LaCrosse, Monroe and Vernon County Holstein Associations as we host the 2014 Wisconsin Holstein Convention February 21-22 at the Cranberry Country Lodge in Tomah, WI. We look forward to having you as our guest and showcasing our amazing dairy industry, great Holstein cows from the great rivers country of western Wisconsin and the hard working people who make it all happen. Mark your calendar, planner, i-Phone or iPAD and plan to attend.

2014 Wisconsin Holstein Convention Seeks Sponsors

The 2014 Wisconsin Holstein Convention is seeking companies, organizations or individuals who would like to support the convention with a financial or in kind donation. The La Crosse, Monroe and Vernon County Holstein Associations will serve as hosts for the convention. Sponsorship is available at the following levels:

PLATINUM – $1000 (sponsorship includes) • 4 tickets to the banquet • Name included on table tents for meetings and all meal functions • Name included on large pop-up banner • Name/Logo included on rotating Powerpoints during convention meetings • Flyer or brochure included in welcome bags • Name included in Jan-Feb ’14 issues of the Wisconsin Holstein News GOLD – $500 (sponsorship includes) • 2 tickets to the banquet • Name included on large pop-up banner • Name/Logo included on rotating Powerpoints during convention meetings • Flyer or brochure included in welcome bags • Name included in Jan-Feb ’14 issues of the Wisconsin Holstein News SILVER – $250 (sponsorship includes) • Name/Logo included on rotating Powerpoints during convention meetings • Flyer or brochure included in welcome bags • Name included in Jan-Feb ’14 issues of the Wisconsin Holstein News BRONZE – $100 (sponsorship includes) • Flyer or brochure included in welcome bags • Name included in Jan-Feb ’14 issues of the Wisconsin Holstein News To become a convention sponsor or to obtain more information, please contact co-chairs Jody Hoyer at 608.317.2299, hoyerfarm@ or Steve Holte at 608.632.1598,

WHA is on Twitter!

The Wisconsin Holstein Association has recently started a Twitter account - WisHolsteins. Follow us to get updates, event information, show results and more. We are also looking for “Roving Reporters” to take over the Twitter account at different events and tweet to our members their thoughts about the events. If interested, contact the WHA office. We are looking to keep members informed, connected and having fun! 46–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013

Holstein members celebrating Mia’s arrival included (standing left to right): Taylor Behnke, Kelsey Cramer, Alyssa Cramer, Emily Makos and Rachel McCullough. Seated from left to right are Brian McCullough, Jimmy Notter, Samantha Siegel, baby Mia and Aaron Makos.

Hodorff & Griswold join board of Professional Dairy Producers Foundation

Juneau, Wis.: Dairy producers Linda Hodorff of Eden, Wis. and Kevin Griswold of Ixonia, Wis. have joined the board of the Professional Dairy Producers Foundation. Hodorff grew up on a dairy farm in Maine, attended college in New York State, and has lived in Wisconsin for more than 30 years. She currently co-owns and operates Second-Look Holsteins LLC, a 900-cow registered Holstein dairy in Fond du Lac County, WI, with her family Doug, Corey and Tammy Hodorff. In 2005, Linda and her family established Broken Bow Dairy LLC in Custer County, Nebraska where they currently milk an additional 600 cows. She currently serves on Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) Board of directors and Nebraska State Dairy Association Board. Hodorff was a founding member of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, and has served on the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Board, National Dairy Shrine Board, Wisconsin Livestock ID Consortium Board, North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge Steering Committee, Holstein Association USA Board, as well as numerous other leadership roles in the industry. Kevin Griswold co-owns and operates Tag Lane Dairy Farm in Ixonia with his wife Chris. He was a past president of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW), and serves as chair of the PDPW Public Policy Committee. Griswold’s parents were milking about 90 Guernsey cows when he returned to the family farm in 1992. Since then, Tag Lane Dairy in Ixonia, Wisconsin has steadily grown to 1,050 cows and has transitioned to a mostly Holstein herd. Griswold, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been married for 24 years and has four children: Stacey, Brad, Briana and Ryan. Griswold is a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church. Rounding out the Foundation Board are: Logan Bower, Pleasant View Farms, chair; Ed Strauss, Majestic Crossing Dairy, vice chair; Linda Behling, Vita Plus, secretary-treasurer; Ellen Schaefer, Running Creek Farm; Erica Pagel, Land O Lakes; Keith Engel, GEA Farm Technologies; John Kappelman, Cereal Byproducts Company. The Professional Dairy Producers Foundation is a national foundation established in 2002 as a way to raise funds and awards grants for educational programs. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity. For information on programs funded and ways to donate, visit

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National Dairy Shrine Announces 2013 Scholarship Winners

Denmark, WI: The National Dairy Shrine announces the winners of their scholarships for 2013. These scholarships will be presented at the NDS Awards Banquet at the All American Dairy Show, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on September 11. National Dairy Shrine will provide more than $50,000 of scholarships and awards to students at their annual banquet. NDS Student Recognition Awards The NDS student recognition program recognizes graduating seniors planning a career related to the dairy industry who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, academic ability, and a sincere interest in dairy cattle. Each university is allowed to nominate up to two candidates for this recognition in any given year. The highest winner receives a $2000 award, the second a $1500 award and the other winners receive $1000 awards. Receiving a Student Recognition Award is Mitch Kappelman from Two Rivers, Wisconsin, who has a major in Dairy Science with a Business Emphasis. NDS/DMI Milk Marketing Scholarships Hayley Potts, of Purcellville, Virginia has been awarded the National Dairy Shrine/DMI Milk Marketing Top Scholarship of $1500. Additionally, eight other undergraduate students have been awarded $1000 scholarships and are listed alphabetically. These generous scholarships are made possible by Dairy Management Inc. and NDS to encourage students to pursue careers in dairy product or milk marketing. Receiving a $1000 scholarship is Jordan Haelfrisch, of Reedsville, Wis., a Agriculture and Applied Economics major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Maurice Core Scholarship These $1000 scholarships are given in honor of Maurice Core, the long-time Executive Secretary of the American Jersey Cattle Association, and, more recently, the Executive Director of the National Dairy Shrine. The funds for this award were donated by the

friends of Maurice Core. The Core Scholarships are given to freshman status students working toward a degree in dairy or animal science related majors. Receiving a Maurice Core Scholarship is Bethany Dado of Amery, Wis., who is a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. McCullough Scholarships Each year, two scholarships are awarded by National Dairy Shrine in memory of Dr. Marshall E. McCullough, the well-respected nutrition researcher and educator from Georgia. Eligible students must be entering their freshmen year of college and plan to major in dairy/animal science or agricultural journalism with a dairy emphasis. National Dairy Shrine is pleased to announce this year’s McCullough Scholarship Winners are Johanna Knorr of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, and Sydney Endres of Lodi, Wisconsin. Sydney Endres will receive a $1000 scholarship to be used towards her pursuit of a Life Sciences Communication/Dairy Science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Klussendorf & McKown Scholarship Winners The McKown Scholarship winners receive a $1500 scholarship in honor of Robert “Whitey” McKown, a long time supporter of the Holstein breed and National Dairy Cattle Shows. These scholarships are made possible by generous donations from the family and friends of Robert McKown. This year’s winners are Ralph Cunningham from Penngrove, California, Cody Getschel from Osceola, Wisconsin, Michael Schmitt of Rice, Minnesota and Austin Schwartzbeck of Union Bridge, Maryland. The annual National Dairy Shrine Awards Banquet will be held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, September 11th. For more information about the students being recognized by National Dairy Shrine or tickets for the awards Banquet, contact Executive Director, Dr. David Selner at Information on National Dairy Shrine membership or other activities is also available on the internet at Dairy enthusiasts are encouraged to become a part of the most important dairy organization helping to honor our dairy heritage, inspire future dairy leaders, and promote the dairy industry.

Don’t miss the fun & fellowship!

WHA State Picnic Siemers Holsteins, Cleveland Saturday, August 17 • 11:00 a.m. Schedule of Events: 11:30-1:00 p.m. Serving food - craft your own burger & sundae! 1:00 p.m. Judging Contest 2:00 p.m. WHA & Manitowoc County Holstein program 2:30 p.m. Speaker - Steve Rose, “Realize Your Potential & Achieve Your Purpose!” 3:30 p.m. Shuttle to the large dairy for a drive-by bus tour of the facility 4:00 p.m. - ?? Fun & Fellowship! RSVP would be much appreciated by August 1 - email or call 920-693-3671 The picnic will be held at the Siemers home farm - on display will be our top 20 cows, show heifers and top genomic heifers! Plan to spend the day at Siemers Holsteins! Plenty to see and do and something to interest everyone: show cows, genomic heifers, tour of the big dairy, a judging contest, Ashlyn “bingo” and a great meal! Farm address: 16125 Mineral Springs Road, Cleveland, WI 53015 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013-47

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National Dairy Shrine Announces 2013 Award Winners

Denmark, WI: National Dairy Shrine (NDS) is pleased to announce the winners of the Guest of Honor, Pioneer, Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder, Graduate Dairy Production and Progressive Dairy Producer awards for this year. These awards were designed to honor past, present and future dairy industry leaders that have contributed to strengthening and energizing the dairy industry. Dr. Robert Cropp is the Guest of Honor, the highest award from the National Dairy Shrine. This award goes to an individual that has had a dramatic impact on the dairy industry and its future. Robert Cropp, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has had a preeminent role in creating industry knowledge on the economic impact of various changes in milk pricing and how the marketing & storage of dairy products has on those pricing mechanisms. His tireless monitoring of dairy supplies and reporting dairy marketing facts to the industry is exemplary. He was one of the true pioneers in the area of milk marketing and dairy economic analysis. Dr. Cropp has been a featured speaker and contributor to numerous dairy organizations. He has served as a vital resource to numerous state and federal agencies focused on dairy policy. The NDS Distinguished Dairy Cattle breeder is Berneta Gable from New Enterprise, Pennsylvania. Gable’s Guernsey herd carries the Snider Homestead prefix and is known worldwide for producing quality and sought after cattle. Berneta Gable has served on several national & regional Guernsey boards and committees. She has served on the American Guernsey Association board of directors and was President of Purebred Publishing. Her ability to breed top show animals as well as breed leading sires is legendary. Through an anonymous selection committee, William Bickert, Clarence Olson, Maurice Keene, Robert Heilman and R. Peter Heffering were selected as National Dairy Shrine Pioneers. This year’s honorees are an exemplary display of what this award is about. William Bickert, Dewitt, MI., a well respected industry educator at Michigan State University, help develop many of the innovative dairy housing, stalling and ventilation practices that are now common on every dairy operation in the US. Clarence Olson, Madison, WI, served as an extension educator, was very instrumental in developing the DHIA program in Wisconsin and making numerous improvements in DHIA technology and policy. His schools for farm women started an industry trend to include women as working decision makers on every dairy farm. Maurice Keene, Auburn, ME., is a well respected Holstein breeder that developed the Raymau herd to national recognition. Maurice served as president of the Holstein Association USA when it developed many new genetic and classification programs in the early 1980’s. His leadership is exemplary and he has passed that on to his children. Two of his daughters have been National Dairy Shrine Presidents and his son was named a National Distinguished Holstein Young Breeder in 1997. Robert Heilman, Richmond, Virginia, was one of the true Pioneers in the genetic and embryo export business. The formation of American Marketing Services (AMS) led to a nearly 40 year career in the exporting of US genetics internationally. He opened many doors for US genetics all over Europe. Mr. Heilman has most recently been involved in raising funds for several dairy industry foundations. R Peter Heffering, Port Perry Ontario, Canada is one of the giants of the Holstein industry. His Hanover Hill program has international recognition and the genetics he developed have literally influenced every major dairy country in the world. Peter was also well known for his accomplishments in the show ring and was honored as a Klussendorf award winner in 1985. The NDS Progressive Dairy Producers selected for this year are Bill & Kelle Calvert in the small herd division and Dana Metzger in the large herd division. This award is a $2000 travel stipend to attend an out of state conference or seminar to learn new techniques to improve their dairy business. Bill & Kelle Calvert have an excellent herd of Holsteins in Cuba City, Wisconsin. This young couple is very involved in the dairy community. Both have had leadership positions in state and county breed associations. In addition they have been very active in dairy youth activities receiving the Wisconsin Holstein Friend of Youth honor in 2004. Dana Metzger operates Multi-Rose Jerseys in Rock Rapids, Iowa. With his wife Kary and family they manage a dairy that milk 1500 cows. Mr. Metzger has been very active in the Northwest Iowa DHIA, the Farm Bureau, Western Iowa Dairy Alliance and the American Jersey Cattle Association. Ryan Clark, Tyrone, Pennsylvania has been selected as the Graduate Dairy Production award winner. This award goes to an active dairyman who has graduated from college in the last nine years and has already demonstrated excellent dairy management ability and financial stability. Ryan began his dairy operation with a few cows and a dream. While balancing a full time job with Cargill, Ryan built his herd utilizing rented facilities and various loans. In 2009 he resigned his job to become a full-time dairyman. He operates a 160 Jersey cow operation with plans to move to 240 cows at the current rented facilities. Mr. Clark will receive a $2500 award sponsored by Elanco to be used toward the purchase of cattle to improve his herd. The annual National Dairy Shrine awards banquet will be held on September 11 during the 50th Anniversary All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, PA. For more information about the banquet or about students, producers and industry representatives being recognized by National Dairy Shrine, please contact Dr. David Selner, Executive Director, at Information on the National Dairy Shrine mission or membership is also available online at 48–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013

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STUDENT PROFILE Name: Dana Karlen Hometown: Monticello, WI High School: Monticello Public High School Class Size: 35 Farm: Danance Karlen Holsteins Major: Animal Science & Dairy Science Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? Both of my parents and my older brother are graduates of UWMadison. I knew Madison had a great reputation especially as an agricultural school and I wanted to continue my passion for agriculture. Madison was also close to my hometown so I could easily return home to help on the farm and ride my horses. What has been your most memorable college experience? My favorite college experiences include my involvement with the Association of Women in Agriculture including serving as the Alumni Coordinator my junior year. I also enjoyed working in research labs on campus and at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine Large Animal Teaching Hospital. What has been your favorite course? My favorite dairy science courses were Reproductive Physiology, and In Vitro Fertilization and Gamete Biology. I am very interested in Reproductive Physiology and knew early in college that I wanted to make a career out of it. What are your future career goals? Throughout my undergraduate studies, I was very interested in Reproductive Physiology. I was trained in invitro fertilization after my freshman year and continued studying reproductive biology while doing an independent research project evaluating white-tailed deer semen. In 2010 I interned with Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, FL, and assisted a veterinarian who specialized in equine reproduction. Throughout my studies, I was continually interested in applying these skills to human medicine. Following graduation I will be working in the laboratory at the Wisconsin Fertility Institute, a human infertility clinic. Here I will be evaluating blood hormone levels, performing semen analysis and assisting with invitro fertilization.

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

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Cow Camp 2013 The 2013 Cow Camp was held on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2013, at the Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek, Wis. Over 50 youth attended the two-day event, which featured a variety of workshops focusing on Wisconsin Holstein programs, general cow health, and dairy knowledge and trivia. Camp kicked off on Saturday, May 18, with games and getting to know members of the WHA Junior Activities Committee. The afternoon activities following introductions included several sessions put on by the JAC members and Dr. Matt Dorshorst. Pink Group We learned about bed pack and feeding from the JACs, John and Sean. The pack should be in layers of straw-sawdust-straw-sawdust and only 8 inches tall. Also, put more bedding in the front so the animals stand uphill. The pack should be packed down hard so if you were to drop a quarter on it you should still be able to find it. Calves should be started on a show diet by now and fed a lot of hay. They should be fed beet pulp scoop by scoop. Also, they should get a little water before they go in the show ring. And we played hangman which was loads of fun! Blue Group Dr. Dorhorst told us hot to see a solid or liquid in an ultrasound, and how to see if your animal is pregnant. He showed us how to flush a cow and how to label the eggs. We saw different stages of eggs. He showed us how similar eggs are. He showed us camel eggs which we thought were cow eggs. Green Team The vice-chairman Ryan helped us make ice cream. We used ice, milk, vanilla, sugar, and rock salt. We put everything in a bag and shook it for awhile until we got our ice cream made. We had a lot of fun making ice cream. Purple Group Cassy and Nick talked about the Junior awards that are available through the Junior Holstein Association. We learned that there is a website that you can get the awards from on June 1. We also talked about what you had to do to become outstanding boy or girl. We learned about the activities and things to participate in at Junior Holstein Convention. We enjoyed cow camp and will be back! After a great afternoon of sessions, campers enjoyed a hike and home-cooked meal. The evening concluded with the princess’ scavenger hunt, some dairy bowl fun and dairy olympics. The crew hit the hay after some time at the campfire and observatory. On Sunday morning, the campers were again taken through several workshops. Yellow Group During the advertising clinic we learned from Tracy Nelson all about how to successfully market our Holsteins, we even made our own ad by cutting out pictures from dairy publications. Tracy helped us remember the essentials of an ad: title, photo, and contact information. We had so much fun! Red Group Hi! We are the red group and one of the stations we did was the Cheese and Cow Byproducts. It was put on by Pam Selz-Pralle. She told us some really cool facts about how we make cheese and “recycle” cows. One thing we learned about cheese is that it was discovered by mistake. A long time ago, on a hot day a man put milk in a sheep’s stomach and it curdled with the rennin. Also when cheese gets moldy or unfit for stores, it gets super heated into a powder and put in Doritos! When cows die their bodies are recycled in a lot of ways. The dermis in the skull can be used for brain surgeries! Cows blood is used for lots of things too, like foam in a fire extinguisher and printer ink. We learned that cow manure is used to make electricity and some people in other countries use it to insulate their homes. It’s really cool what you can do with cows! White Group On Sunday of cow camp we had a showmanship workshop by Peter Coyne. We learned how to start preparing for a show, including hoof trimming, clipping, washing, and walking your calf. He gave us many showmanship tips including how to hold the halter, how to set up her legs, and being attentive. He answered all of our questions and we learned a lot from him! Orange Group One of the stations we attended was cow parts with Dr. Matt Dorhorst. He taught us about the body of the cow with actual body parts of the cow. Matt showed us what a healthy cow body parts look like and what non-healthy cow body parts look like. He also explained the body parts and their jobs. Matt also showed us what went wrong in the cows non-healthy body parts. We also got to feel the cow parts such as the cancer-filled-small intestine. All the body parts that were there: heat, liver, kidney, lings, spleen, and uterus. It was very fun. The camp concluded with the famous ag olympics and group photos. The Association would like to thank our industry experts Matt Dorshorst, Peter Coyne, Tracy Nelson and Pam Selz-Pralle, as well as our event sponsors Badgerland Financial, Animart and East Central/ Select Sires for their support! With another successful Cow Camp in the books, its time to start thinking about next year! Stay tuned for information on the 2014 WHA Cow Camp and how to join in on the fun! wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/July/August 2013-49

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Championship Show Junior Events WI State Championship Show Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster • Monday, July 15 Monday, July 15, 2013 8:30 a.m. Registration for the Junior Judging & Classification contest 9:00 a.m. Junior Judging & Classification contest begins. Reasons will be optional again this year for Seniors. *Big Bale Roll to follow the contest 2:00 p.m. Heifer Show begins 7:00 p.m. Showmanship contest for eligible Junior and Senior contestants. Juniors that placed in the top 3 at their District Show are eligible to compete.

WI Junior State Fair – Junior Events

The annual Big Bale Roll contest will take place the night of Wednesday, July 31 in the Case IH Coliseum at Wisconsin State Fair. Then, the Tug of War contest and Ice Cream Social will take place again this year on Sunday, August 4. The JAC’s want to see a lot of participants in both of these events this year and remember it’s never too early to start getting your teams together. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 9:00 a.m. Cow Show begins

Junior Judging and Classification Contest

The Junior Activities Committee will be holding their annual Judging and Classification contest for youth under the age of 21 at the Wisconsin State Championship Show on Monday, July 15. Show us your judging skills and take home top honors this summer!

2013 WHY Friend Award

Juniors, have you been thinking about a special adult that has helped you throughout your junior years? The WHY Friend award is given each year at the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention to two individuals, the categories including; 5 Years & Under and 6 Years & Over. Juniors, to get your leaders or other individuals that have impacted your junior Holstein group to be recognized as an outstanding leader, all you have to do is submit an application by November 15, 2013. This is an award that can be thought about through the summer as you continue with showing and summer activities.

Registration: 8:30 a.m. Start time: 9:00 a.m. Age divisions, as of January 1, 2013: - Junior (14 and under) and - Senior (15 and over) Cost: $4 per individual/$12 per team of four

Wanted: Junior Activities Committee Candidates

Interested in becoming a member of the Junior Activities Committee team? WHA wants to know! New for 2014, juniors can announce their candidacy for a run at the Junior Activities Committee, and WHA will help by promoting each candidate in an issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News. Submit your name and a brief paragraph about why you’d make an outstanding JAC by September 1 to be included in the Fall Journal and an upcoming issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News. Questions? Ask any of the current JAC’s or contact the office. We’re looking forward to promoting each and every potential JAC candidate.

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Junior Award Forms

All 2013 Junior Award Forms are available online for download under the Awards/Juniors area of our website. A hard copy can be obtained by calling the office at 800.223.4269. Some of the awards forms are in editable PDF format and you will also notice a new look and parameters to the DJM and YDJM forms. Deadlines for the 12 & Under, YDJM and DJM award forms have moved up to September 16 this year. You will also notice that the YMR award form changed its name to become the YDJM form in order to have more synergy to the national award. Start noting your activities and accomplishments this summer in order to make the application process easier. We will be spotlighting our different award forms available to junior members this summer and fall.

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Calendar of Events July 8-11 2013 National Holstein Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana 9-11 Farm Technology Days, Barron County 15-16 WI Championship Show, Lancaster 15 Junior Judging Contest, Lancaster, 8:30 a.m. Registration 15 Big Bale Roll contest, following the judging contest 15 State Showmanship Contest, Lancaster, 7 p.m. 31 Big Bale Roll Contest – Wisconsin State Fair Grounds August 1-3 WI Junior State Fair Breed Shows and Showmanship contest 4 Tug-a-War Contest & Ice Cream Social - Wisconsin State Fair Grounds, West Allis 10 WHA Futurity 11 Wisconsin State Fair - Open Holstein Show, WI State Fair Grounds, West Allis 17 WHA State Holstein Picnic, Siemers Holsteins, Newton September 15 12 & Under, YDJM and DJM award deadlines October 1 Junior Long Range Production and Junior Progressive Breeder award application deadlines 1-6 World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison November 1 Junior Farm Trip award application deadline 15 WHY Friend award deadline and Royalty application deadline January 3-5 2014 Junior Holstein Convention

2014 Junior Raffle Tickets are available for sale for a Registered Holstein Calf that has been donated by Forest Ridge Holsteins of Eden, Wis. A special thank you to Kurt and Sarah Loehr for their generous donation to the juniors! Thank you to our additional donors: WHA - UW Men’s Hockey Tickets (set of two) Confections for Any Occasion by Joel - Gift Basket UW-Platteville Dairy Club - Gift Basket WI State Farmer - Gift Accelerated Genetics – 10 units of semen Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin - Gift Certificate ABS - Gift CRV - Semen Certificate Holstein World - Vest Country Today - Subscription Animart - Holstein Washing Kit Nasco - $50 Gift Card East Central/Select Sires - Semen Certificate Cattle Connection - Vest Badger Dairy Club - Gift International Protein Sires – Semen Certificate Semex - Gift World Dairy Expo - 4 passes Agri-View - 1 year subscription and 25 word classified ad Wisconsin Holstein Publications - Advertising Certificate Hoard’s Dairyman - Educational Package

2012 Holstein USA Star of Breed – Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS

WHA member Crystal Siemers-Peterman’s cow Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS was named the 2012 Star of the Breed. Ava is classified Excellent-95 2E, with a 96-point udder, earning a 50 in the breakdowns of Stature, Rear Udder Height and Rear Udder Width. Crystal is also currently serving as the WHA Princess Attendant. To read more about Crystal and Ava, see the article in this issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News. Congratulations Crystal on achieving this great honor!

WHA is on Twitter!

The Wisconsin Holstein Association has recently started a Twitter account - WisHolsteins. Follow us to get updates, event information, show results and more. We are also looking for “Roving Reporters” to take over the Twitter account at different events and tweet to our members their thoughts about the events. If interested, contact the WHA office. We are looking to keep members informed, connected and having fun!

$$ Holsti-Buck Corner $$ July/August Holsti-Buck Questions by NE JAC Rachel Hartlaub 1. In which country did the Holstein cow originate ($3) 2. How do you say “I love milk!” in Spanish? ($5) 3. Which country uses a quota milk pricing system and hosts the exciting Royal Winter Fair every year? ($3) 4. Name the country that has more cows than people. ($5) 5. What is the name of the holidy in India that solely celebrates the cow, as they are seen as sacred because they provide food, fuel and fertilizer? ($5) 6. Which country is the bull Toc Farm Goldsun from? ($5) 7. What is the name of the periodical available in many languages and is devoted to Holstein cattle? ($3) 8. How do you say “That’s a nice cow!” in German? ($5) 9. What is the name of the larges annual dairy expo event held in Australia? ($3) 10. If you could travel anywhere in the world today, where would you go and why? ($10) Please include your name and county and send to the Wisconsin Holstein office, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913 or email by August 1.

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ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

As I’m finishing up this issue, it’s raining... again. Hard to believe I’m saying this after last year but it can stop raining anytime - just for a few days at least! Our District Shows have finished up and plans are being finalized for the Wisconsin Championship Show. I hope you’ll be able to make it down to Lancaster for at least part of our show weekend. With the addition of the Red & White State Show on Sunday afternoon, you have three days to pick from to see great cows if you can’t get away for the whole weekend. Hope to see you there! I hope you’ve also marked your calendar for Saturday, August 17 for the WHA picnic at Siemers Holsteins. The team at Siemers has been busy planning for a fun-filled day of great cows and Holstein fellowship. You can read more about the day’s activities on page 3. Thanks to all who participated in our A.I. feature issue this month. It’s always great to work with the crew at Accelerated Genetics and I hope you’ll enjoy reading about their products and services and browsing through all of the great breeder ads we have this month. Thank you to the staff at Accelerated Genetics for your help in promoting this issue and for helping get everything pulled together. Since this is our only summer issue, we’ll have a little break before the September issue hits your mailboxes. In the meantime, start thinking about what you’d like to do to help promote your Registered Holsteins this fall. We have lots of great issues coming up including another Midwest Holsteins issue in October and our annual Breeder Calendar. Deadlines will creep up on us, so don’t delay if you need to get new photos taken! Are you receiving the monthly WHA e-newsletter? If not, please visit our website or call the office to get on the mailing list & we’ll keep you up to date on all the WHA activities. Until next time...




July 2013 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 7-11 National Holstein Convention, Indianapolis, IN 9-11 Farm Technology Days, Barron County 14 Wisconsin State Red & White Show, Lancaster, 4:00 p.m. 15-16 Wisconsin Championship Show, Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster (heifer show 2:00 p.m. on Monday, cow show at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday) 15 Junior Judging & Classification contest, Lancaster, 8:30 a.m. registration 15 State Showmanship contest, Lancaster, 7:00 p.m. 22 Central Wisconsin Summer Event, hosted by Twin-B Dairy, Marathon, 7:00 p.m. 25 Vernon County Twilight Meeting, hosted by Wall-Stone Holsteins, De Soto, 7:00 p.m. 28 Sheboygan County Summer Picnic, Kyle and Bryan Mauk, Mauk-E-Way Farm, Plymouth, 12:00 noon August 2013 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 1-3 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Dairy Show, West Allis 10 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity, West Allis 11 Wisconsin State Fair Open Dairy Show, West Allis 17 Wisconsin Holstein State Picnic, hosted by Siemers Holsteins, Cleveland, 11:00 a.m. 22 Chippewa County Twilight Meeting, hosted by Five Star Dairy LLC, E9817 590th Avenue, Elk Mound WI 54739, 7:00pm 23 Monroe County Twilight Meeting, hosted by Ridgeville Holsteins, Norwalk, 7:00 p.m. September 2013 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 15 Junior award forms due - 12 & Under Recognition, YDJM, DJM awards

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Upcoming Issues September

District & State Show Results featuring District 6 Ads due August 9


Midwest Holsteins Futurity & State Fair results Ads due September 6

2014 Breeder Calendar Ads due September 13

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Accelerated Genetics . . 17, 25, 29, 31, 40, BC Agri-Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Alpha Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 & 53 April-Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 AR-Line Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Bears Grass Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Central Wisconsin Summer Event . . . . . . 13 Crest-View-Acres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Cybil Fisher Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Dream Prairie Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Elm-Rock Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Endres Berryridge Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Glenn-Ann Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Gunderson Dairy Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Harmony Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Hi-Lo-Valley Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Initial Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

MURANDA MAC LUCKY EX-90 EEEVE • GTPI +1950 2-3 3x 365 34,550 3.9 1348 3.4 1165


International Protein Sires/Our Help . . . . IBC Jenniton Reg. Holsteins, LLC . . . . . . . . . . 33 Koepke Farms, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Kranzdale Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Lang’s Twin Elm Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

is sired by Mac from Shottle Lady 2E-90 with 49,890 4.1 2049 3.2 1580. The next dam is Beachlawn Blwood L Lilly 2E-93 GMD DOM with 42,710 3.8 1632 3.1 1331.

Larson Acres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

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NorthStar Cooperative . . . . . . . . . .14 & 53 Pete’s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Rickert Bros. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Ridgeville Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman . 45 & 53 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Shady-KR Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Siemers Holsteins/WHA Picnic . . . . . . . . . 3 Sunshine Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Taurus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 & 53 The Practice Veterinary Services . . . . . . . 12 Ultrascan, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 UW-Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Walk-Era . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Wall-Stone Holsteins/Vernon County . . . . 16 Weigland Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Willows Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC World Wide Sires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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July/August 2013 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring Accelerated Genetics, District 5 and Bass-Val Farms breeder profile.

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