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June 2013

Volume 85 No. 6


Cybil Fisher

Midwest Holsteins issue Midwest National Spring Show results WI Championship Show info Breeder Profile: Hi-Lo-Valley Holsteins District 3 Report

Clark County Twilight Meeting Friday, June 28 • 7:00 p.m. Hosted by

Elm-Roc Farm, Adam, Kristina & Tanna Luchterhand N6153 Hwy. K, Neillsville, WI 54456 715-937-2352 Join us for - open barn - dairy judging - junior activities - meal - speaker - semen auction photo by Ashley Murray

We are excited to showcase our herd, including:

Elm-Roc Potter Hope VG-87

Elm-Roc Hadrain Flicka VG-85 2Y

5th lact. 305d 25,790 771F 742P Now over 150,000 lifetime milk

1st lact. 305d 20,600 711F 580P Now on 2nd lactation & doing well ~ nice fall yearling Palermo daughter due to 14HO7000 Dugout

Other herd favorites: • Elm-Roc Jimbo Bonnie EX-90 EX-92MS 1st 4 Year Old, Clark County Fair Open Show 2012

• Dallas & Spring - a nice pair of 2 year olds by High Class-Red

• Elm-Roc Alando Trina-Red VG-85

• Mataya - nice young junior 2 year old by Dundee

• Elm-Roc Potter Sunset VG-85

• Calves on the ground by Airlift

granddaughter of Elm-Roc Ito Blizzard EX-90

Directions to the farm: From Loyal - south on Hwy. K about 6 miles to intersection of Hwys. H & K, farm is one more mile south on Hwy. K

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: June 2013

VOLUME 85 No. 6

Features: 8 10 17 20 22 24

Breeder Profile: Hi-Lo-Valley Holsteins Midwest National Spring Show results Wisconsin Championship Show information Hot Dam - Webb-Vue Goldwyn Elvira-ET Wisconsin’s 2013 Herds of Excellence Junior Trip Report

Departments: 6 6 6 7 7 16 26 28 29 30

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs WHA Sponsor Spotlight Crystal Caroline’s Cudline From the President: Marci Walker From the Office: Larry Nelson District 3 Report WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover features the Senior Champion of the 2013 Midwest National Spring Show, Blondin Minister Soulie exhibited by MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna. Full show results start on page 10. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 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: Paul Buhr - 608-606-3480, Viroqua, WI Corey Geiger - 920-650-0294, Mukwanago, WI WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN NEWS: (ISSN 0194-4401) (USPS 688160) is published 11 times for $50 per year by the Wisconsin Holstein Association, 902 Eighth Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913. Periodical postage paid at Baraboo, WI and additional offices. Additional magazines may be purchased at $5.00 for the first copy and $2.00 for each additional copy. Price includes shipping and handling. Due to the uncertainties of the mail, the NEWS cannot assume responsibility for prior delivery of issues carrying advertising of sales scheduled for less than 14 days after the issue date. Advertising is due the 10th day of the month preceding publication. Advertising cannot be accepted over the phone, except by fax. Ad information must include name, address, phone of advertiser, amount of space needed, color if desired, photos if any and where they are. The Wisconsin Holstein News and its employees do not verify the records, classification scores or any other information that is used in advertising that appears in the Wisconsin Holstein News. The advertiser is solely responsible for the accuracy of all information used in their advertising. The News shall not be held responsible for any loss due to inaccurate information appearing in the News. The employees of the News shall be available to help any member acquire verification for any information appearing in the News. Under federal law, photographer’s pictures are copyrighted and owned by the photographic company. Prints sold are with a “single use” license and, in the case of the News, for use only in current or future issues of the News. Original photos must remain on site and may not be shared as prints or electronically without written permission of the photographic company through which the photo is copyrighted.

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs J Congratulations & best wishes to Shi (Lurvey) & Brandon Ferry who were married on Saturday, May 18. The couple operates Fer-Crest Farms in Hilbert. D Congratulations to Tom & Amy Schaefer, Melrose, on the birth of their daughter Sophia Joy on May 4. She weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. U Congratulations to Mark & Angie Ulness, Valders, who welcomed son Walker William on May 3, weighing 6 lbs. 10 oz. & 20 inches long. Walker joins siblings Clarissa, Garrett & Whitney. 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

Welcome to These New Members Adult members: Travis Thompson, Ettrick Matt Ewald, Wautoma Tiffany Kohlmann, Reedsville Junior members: Melissa Sprecher, Sauk City Jacob & Jescey Thompson, Ettrick Sela & Kelby Fossum, Lodi Malcolm Johnson, Evansville Brooklyn & Kennedy Bilz, Dorchester Mitchell Mumm, Lancaster

La Crosse County Twilight Meeting Monday, June 17 • 7:00 p.m. La Crosse County Fairgrounds, West Salem ~ Meal & Judging starts at 7:00 p.m. ~ Meeting & door prize drawing at 8:30 p.m.

Hello cow connoisseurs! Recently I glanced at my calendar for June, and felt a rush of excitement for the many upcoming events that I’ll be participating in. With June comes graduation, (finally!) numerous District Shows, and of course encompassing it all, June Dairy Month. June Dairy Month is a perfect time to thank dairy farmers and celebrate their continuous commitment to their animals, environment, and local communities. We honor their hard work and dedication in producing safe, wholesome milk and dairy products for all of us to enjoy. June Dairy Month is traditionally a time to reflect on dairy foods and the industry that makes it possible. We observe this month in a variety of ways like, Cows on the Concourse in Madison, many Breakfast on the Farms, Lacrosse Loggers Dairy Event in Lacrosse, and many more. I look forward to helping out in these events, and can’t wait to share our message with the public audience. In May I reminisced about my younger years by visiting my old school, Northview Elementary. I read books, made yogurt parfaits, answered many questions, and laughed continuously with kindergarten and second grade students. What a great feeling it was to be the “dairy expert” and share my experiences and show them pictures of our family’s lifestyle. This was a great opportunity to really connect with a younger audience and share my passion for agriculture. As the hotter summer months approach, I’d like to wish participants in all areas the best of luck. Good luck at the numerous District Shows, and remember sportsmanship and represent our organization in only the best way. Good luck to our National Convention semi-finalists and all of our qualified participants. Your hard work will soon pay off ! Remember that we still have a couple of seats left on the bus, as we Race to Indy! I challenge each and every one of you to reach out to your co-workers, friends, family and anyone who will listen, and showcase our successful dairy industry. Post discussions, write statuses on Facebook, or simply enjoy your favorite dairy product a little more often. Let’s make this the best June Dairy Month yet!

Crystal Siemers-Peterman

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Sponsor Spotlight: Rural Mutual Agent, Brian Greenman

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Hello, my name is Brian Greenman and I am a Rural Mutual Insurance Agent and also a farmer as well. I grew up around Holstein cattle and still to this day own and raise Holstein cattle. When I was younger I participated in many Junior Holstein Insurance Company programs as well as shown Holsteins at county, district, and national shows. Three Brian Greenman, 920-322-1194 years ago my wife and I formed a partnership with my wife’s parents, Holy Hill Family Farms LLC, which we raise all natural grass fed Angus beef cattle in which we sell their meat around the state as well as Illinois. My agency’s office is located in Fond du Lac, WI on N Peters Ave. What sets my agency apart from the rest is: our knowledge in agriculture industry, industry leading customer service, attention to detail, claims handling, and many more reasons. In my office I have staff members who are very important to our success and they are: Alan Erickson, fully licensed agent, Bill Kiggens, fully licensed agent, and Colleen Smedberg, Office manager & customer service.

When you contact us to help you out with your insurance needs, we come out to your location, walk around your operation with you, and ask you questions to make sure we are insuring your operation properly to provide you with the protection that you need. Once you place your insurance with us, we stay in contact with you often and do regular on site reviews to make sure your insurance is keeping up to date with your ever changing operation. We provide Rural Mutual Insurance products as solutions for your insurance needs. Rural Mutual has valued what’s important in life as well as protecting Wisconsin families for over 75 years. As a matter of fact, Rural Mutual is the leading insurer of Wisconsin farms with Rural Mutual and I recognize that agri-business requires special protection. After all, your farm operation is your home, your business, and a considerable capital investment. To protect your livelihood, call or email us today and I can show you the variety of coverages available to address your insurance needs. Office: 920-921-4158 & 920-322-1194 Brian’s Cell: 920-410-4533 Email: 6–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2013

From the Office June brings the greatest month of the year, June Dairy Month! All of us here at the Association will be exceptionally busy as we promote Wisconsin Holstein at numerous dairy breakfasts, Farm Technology Days and other promotional events around the state. Morgan, Crystal, Nicole, the JACs and I will be out and about all around the state. Make sure to introduce yourself to our 2013 intern Nicole Smith, as she travels and meets with many of you within the Association this summer. The middle of the month kicks off our district show season. One of our Royalty, a JAC and either myself or Nicole will be attending each of your shows. The JACs have been in contact with local district chairs and have the showmanship contests ready to go. They will be in attendance at least an hour before the show in the show arena in order for you to sign up for the contest. For this year’s show season, we rolled out our new online show entry system. I hope this was a positive experience for everyone and made your entry process easier than ever. Check-in at the show will remain the same as it has been as we do need to verify membership status, breeder information, production records, etc. I hope you all have your junior and adult memberships paid by June 1 in order to not incur a late fee. Membership in good standing is required to participate at any of our shows or events. The beginning of July brings National Convention where we have a number of delegates and competitors attending. We wish them all the best of luck as they represent our great state at the national level. We do have a few spots left on the bus heading to convention so please contact the office if interested. We look forward to seeing all of you out and about at the numerous events. Good luck at your District Show and watch our site this summer for the latest show results! Until next time, Larry Nelson, WHA Execute Director

From your President Marci Walker Dear Wisconsin Holstein Members, As the planting winds down, first crop hay is on our minds, and it won’t be long until we’re at the summer shows. A special thank you to Larry and the District and State Show Committee for all their dedicated work building and testing our new online entry program. This system will save a lot of staff and district show host valuable time as well as help to get show results online more efficiently. Nicole Smith will be starting as the WHA Intern on May 28, we welcome her to our Association and are excited about the talents she brings. The Junior Activities Committee is working with the RWDCA and inviting juniors from the Red & White organization to many of our junior events. They are also looking to invite surrounding states to participate in the Junior Judging and Classification contest on July 15 at State Show. Wisconsin is again sending some very talented juniors to represent us at the National Holstein Convention, the last I heard the bus was nearly full! Good luck to all the competitors and have fun meeting new Holstein peers. June Oh My Cow Pie Trivia: “Wisconsin’s first Black and White Show was held in conjunction with the ___ National Holstein Convention.” All correct entries received via email by June 15 will be considered for a random drawing of an Oh My Cow Pie. May all your June Dairy Month events and summer shows be fun and successful. Your President, Marci Walker

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Hi-Lo-Valley Holsteins The Jerry & Brenda Yager Family, Highland

Left to right: Jerry, Amber, Ashley, Alex, Mike, Alyssa, Brenda & Austin

Since becoming partners on the home farm, Jerry and Brenda have transformed the herd while raising their five children. Oldest daughter Ashley and her husband (Mike) and baby (Aidan) live in Prairie du Sac, and they both have careers in the dairy industry. Son Alex lives in Highland and is an employee on the farm, while daughter Alyssa is a senior stylist at The Ultimate Salon in Monona. Fourth child Amber just completed her freshman year at UW-River Falls, and youngest son Austin is a sophomore at Highland High. All of the children remain closely tied to the farm, especially during crop and show seasons and classification preparations. Jerry and Brenda farmed for nearly ten years before making the n the Registered Holstein business, a little bit of guts and a lot of passion decision to invest in Registered Holstein genetics. At that point they can take a breeder a long way. The Hi-Lo-Valley herd, owned and realized they wanted more from their cows – that production wasn’t operated by Jerry and Brenda Yager, is no exception to the things that can enough and they eventually wanted to be able to market genetics while breeding a cow that was nicer to look at. Since shifting their focus to the be achieved through a good dose of both. Jerry and Brenda are the fourth generation to occupy their farmstead, registered business, the herd has developed a BAA of 108.9%, with which came into the family in 1957 through Jerry’s great-grandpa ‘Red.’ 16 EX, 37 VG and 21 GP cows with none lower. The herd averaged Red purchased 320 acres and spent his first years on the farm with his sons 102 pounds per cow in April, with a RHA on 106 cows and 3x milking of Ted and Louie, before Ted took the reins in 1967. An additional 200 acre 28,928M 3.83 1108F and 2.9 840P. The herd has been milked three times farm just a mile away from the main property was purchased in 1972 to a day for nearly 15 years. In 1995, the Yagers purchased their first Registered Holstein calf from house heifers. The farm transitioned ownership again when Jerry and Brenda acquired it in 1994, when it had also reached its largest size at 518 Tom Clary. Clary Charles Gale, VG-85, was only the beginning in a long line of heifers purchased from Tom that would help mold and shape the acres. While there have been changes to the layout of the farm over the herd. In fact, one particularly lucky calf is the founding mother for at least years, a rebuild of the milking barn after a fire in 1972 was the most 30% of the herd today. McCoy-Valley Legendary Lucy, EX-93 4E GMD, was purchased significant. Where the current barn held roughly 60 cows, the new structure would eventually hold 84. The new barn was completed by from Tom as a winter heifer calf. Lucy was a Markwell Legendary January of 1973, and held the farm’s first pipeline. During construction, daughter from a VG-88 Elton. She quickly became one of Ashley’s favorite show calves, and went to county Ted’s high-producing herd was fair with her every year until she housed on a neighboring farm graduated 4-H. She was exhiband the county farm. Even ited six consecutive years at the before Registered Holsteins WI Junior State Fair in milking entered the picture, the Yager’s form – a career that culminated herd was one of the top for milk when she was named Grand production in the county, and Champion of the show in 2003. production remains a priority Lucy recently passed at 15 years still today. of age, but left behind almost 50 Jerry grew up on the farm daughters, granddaughters, and that he and Brenda call home great-granddaughters. Her lifenow, but Brenda was no stranger time production credits totaled to the farm world having been 2,940 days with 261,993M raised on her own family’s farm 9,978F and 7,676P. that dispersed over 20 years ago. They met in high school, Lucy’s most prominent married in August of 1983 and daughters include Hi-Lo-Valley began farming together almost Lucy Lu-ET EX-92 2E, Hiimmediately. Brenda worked Lo-Valley Lucious-ET VG-88, part-time at Land’s End until and Hi-Lo-Valley Lavender-ET after their first daughter was EX-90. Sired by Astronomical McCoy-Valley Legendary Lucy EX-93 4E GMD born. and Dundee, these offspring have


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been an asset to the herd. While not bred to be high producing individuals, and they are cookie-cutter images of their mother’s great frame and rump. Lucy Lu is in her fourth lactation and has almost 28,000 pounds of milk in Lotus’ best record to date was at 3-00 in 331 days, with 33,528M 1229F 292 days. Lavender’s four-year-old record at 4-03 and 337 days yielded and 968P. 36,686M with 1359F and 1023P. Heifers from Lucy Lu and Lavender will The last of three founding mothers of Hi-Lo is Hi-Lo-Valley Sally, anchor the Yager’s show string this summer, while Lucious’ daughter by EX-92 GMD. A Leader from a Jethro purchased on a load of cows from Alexander is due to calve for a second time in June. Hi-Lo-Valley Alex Canada, Sally was the Yager’s first EX homebred cow, and has produced Luvable went VG-86 first lactation and the Yagers are excited to watch one Excellent and three Very Good daughters. There is currently one VG her continued development. Shottle daughter in the herd, along with a VG granddaughter and Sanchez While Lucy’s daughters have been a and Goldsun heifer calves. While the Yager’s haven’t been in the tremendous asset to the herd, so have her Registered Holstein business long, it’s not sons. Her Gibson son, Gus, was used across hard to understand why one of their the Yager’s herd and yielded tremendous favorite bulls is Gibson. Gibson has results for a herd bull. When Brenda provided the herd with strong, reliable and purchased Cherown SY Paula, EX-91, at consistent cows. Brenda also credits the Bob Morrell sale in Kaukauna, she was Rudolph, and has a special place in her pregnant with a Durham heifer. Her first heart for Redmarker because of the strength breeding at Hi-Lo-Valley resulted in a Gus he has added to their genetic program. heifer calf – Hi-Lo-Valley Gus Petal, The Yager’s breeding program focuses EX-91 2E. Petal has three daughters and on bulls that are high in type, feet and legs, three granddaughters in the herd. The and udder composite. Historically, they oldest, by Fortune, is VG-85 and has a have bred for type and fed for production, Force daughter due to calve this summer. however, production and health traits are Next in line is a daughter by Pronto; becoming increasingly important on their Hi-Lo-Valley Pansey VG-86, just calved for list of priorities. Bulls currently being used a third time and has a fancy Atwood Hi-Lo-Valley Lucy Lu-ET EX-92 2E include Aftershock, Damion, Gabor, daughter just fresh. Petal’s third milking Windbrook, Dempsey, Atwood, Brokaw, daughter is Hi-Lo-Valley Alex Paris, a Bradnick, and Ducati-Red. Calves in the GP-82 first lactation Alexander. Petal is in heifer pens are sired by Goldsun, Zelgadis, her fifth lactation and at 6-06 and 228 days Attic, Braxton, Sid, Sanchez, Force, has produced 25,503M with 4.3 1108F and Dempsey, Fever, and Alexander. 2.9 747P. The Hi-Lo-Valley herd has bred three Another son of Lucy that has and developed two Gold Medal Dams. contributed to the herd is Hi-Lo-Valley They are a seven-year Progressive Breeder Numeral Nate. A bit of a random mating herd. at the time, Nate can be credited for one All heifer calves are raised on-site, and EX, two VG and two GP daughters. His bull calves fed out as steers. The milking best daughter, Hi-Lo-Valley Nate Nickel, herd is fed a TMR, and crops grown on the EX-94, has one VG milking daughter by farm include hay, corn, and oats. Aspen in addition to two Braxtons and one A vacation for the crew at Hi-Lo-ValSid daughter. Nickel was lost in the ley is typically hard to come by, unless it summer heat two years ago, but the Yager’s Hi-Lo-Valley Nate Nickel EX-94 comes as a trip to local shows. They have are excited to work with her offspring. Her exhibited cattle on the local, district, state lifetime production on six lactations and national level, and have twice been included over 225,000 pounds milk, with named Premier Breeder & Exhibitor of the 4.2 9439F and 3.1 6988P. District 3 Holstein show. Jerry and Brenda Many of the founding individuals in have enjoyed getting other members of the herd stem from purchases from the their local 4-H club involved in the dairy Clarys, but the Yager’s also invested in a project as well, and Brenda has been a few key cows at sales along the way. 4-H leader for 15 years. Another family that has developed through The Yagers have been able to sell select the years stems from a purchase at the individuals for dairy and have consigned to Jo-Clar Holsteins dispersal in 2000. Jerry local sales. They are hoping to continue and Brenda fell in love with a black cow on development of a marketing program the center isle, and by the end of the day, while building the families that have Jo-Clar Lindy Violet, EX-91 GMD, called founded their registered herd. Over 90% Hi-Lo-Valley home. of the milking herd is registered, and the Violet was flushed to Lee and had ultimate goal is to continue phasing out the Leduc twins a year later. The Leduc twins few remaining grade cows or identifying have provided the Yager’s with the greatest Jo-Clar Lindy Violet EX-91 GMD and registering the rest of them within the opportunity to build the family. Hi-LoValley Leduc Lily-TW, EX-90 2E, is still in the herd at almost twelve years next three to five years. Jerry and Brenda are determined to remain cow-focused, and are in of age and in her ninth lactation. Her lifetime record at 11-01 is just short no hurry to expand the herd. Their passion for the business shows through of 300,000 pounds milk, with 290,671M, 11,248F and 8,782P. Lily is on her way to becoming a GMD in her own right. She has had their children, which they hope will allow some of them to return to natural daughters by Eland, Astronomical (EX), Redmarker (EX), Shottle the home farm in the coming years. With a bright future and hopes of (GP at 2 years), Aspen and Trump. Her daughter by Redmarker, Hi-Lo- continued generations of Yagers on the farm, Jerry and Brenda have laid Valley RM Lotus, EX-90, was flushed last year with great success. Lotus a foundation that will only get better with time. has three Braxton ET calves on the ground and a natural Zelgadis calf, wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2013-9

2013 Midwest National Spring Show The 2013 Midwest National Spring Show was held in Jefferson, Wis., on Saturday, April 20. Judge Chris Hill placed 211 animals - 121 heifers and 90 cows. Taking home Grand Champion honors was the winning Senior 3-Year-Old and Grand Champions: Left to right - Judge Chris Hill, Lindsey Worden of Holstein USA, Jeff Butler, WHA Princess Morgan Behnke, Intermediate Champion, Eastriver Gold Deb 850-ET exhibited by Butler, Jim Butler holding Eastriver Gold Deb 850-ET, Jim Ostrom Durrer, & Borba, Chebanse, IL. Reserve Grand Champion was the Senior Champion exhibited by MilkSource Genetics of Kaukauna, WI, Blondin Minister holding Blondin Minister Soulie, John Vosters and WHA Princess Soulie. When picking his Intermediate Champion judge Hill commented, “She ain’t Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman. just big, she’s good! She’s long bodied, flat boned and what a great udder. Look at the top of the rear udder. What a beautiful cow.” He later commented that she was “hard to deny” the Grand Champion honors. When commenting on the Senior Champion, he said the silky, black cow was a “beautiful legged cow. She’s a flat boned, straight lined cow who has all the Above - Intermediate and Senior Champions; quality in the world. She’s so long, below - winning 4 Year Old, 5 Year Old & so hard on top - what a beautifully 150,000 lb. Cows pulled out for Senior Champion balanced cow.” Reserve Senior Champion was the winning five-year-old, Kamps-Hollow Weigland AJ-ET, Grand Champions of the Junior Show: Kaianne Hodorff, WHA Princess exhibited by Ryan & Troy Weigel Morgan Behnke, Nicholas Schuster holding Gildale Advent Primrose, of Platteville, WI. Reserve Rachel McCullough holding Rock-N-Hill-II Atwood Crisco, Intermediate Champion was the Lindsey Worden of Holstein USA and WHA Princess Attendant second place Senior 3-Year-Old, Crystal Siemers-Peterman. Huntcliff Goldwyn Nani-ET, exhibited by Ludwig Farms of Fithian, IL. Topping the heifer show were the Fall Yearling and Fall Calf class winners. Tapped as Junior Champion was the winning Fall Yearling exhibited by Brooke & Grant Kasbergen of Mansfield, IL, MD-Dun-Loafin Lauth Elli-ET. Reserve honors went to Pierstein Gold Chip Rockstar exhibited by Butlerview Farms, Chebanse, IL. When selecting the junior champions, judge Hill commented, “This fall yearling is a beautiful, beautiful heifer. She’s got size and scale, dairyness and openness, depth and cleanliness of bone. She’s dead on.” Taking home top honors of the Junior Show was Gildale Advent Primrose exhibited by Kayli, Kalista and Kaianne Hodorff and Nicholas Schuster of Eden, WI. Reserve Champion was Rock-N-Hill-II Atwood Crisco owned by Rachel McCullough, Juda, WI. Judge Hill praised the juniors for bringing out their best. He selected the winning junior 5-year-old saying, “Isn’t she balanced. She’s had four calves and has a beautiful mammary system. She’s got a great set of feet and legs and a beautiful square rump.” He also commented about the reserve champion that “You’ve got to love that uphill run. She’s so feminine but has the strength you want Junior Champions: Judge Chris Hill, WHA Princess Morgan Behnke, and a beautiful mammary system.” Brooke Kasbergen, Carson Kasbergen holding MD-Dun-Loafin Junior Champion honors of the Junior Show went to Kayla Krueger’s Fall Lauth Elli-ET, Roger Turner holding Pierstein Gold Chip Rockstar Yearling, Bella-Ridge Go For Broke-ET. Reserve Champion was Stranshome Sid and WHA Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman. Skylar-ET exhibited by Joseph, Zach, Jerome and Darian Stransky, Owatonna, MN. Winning the Premier Breeder banner was MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI and the Exhibitor banner at the was Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI. The Wisconsin Holstein Association would like to thank all the show sponsors and trophy sponsors that helped to make the show a success.

Following are the top 5 placings in each class. Winter Calf - 16: 1. Ryan-Geiger GWAtwd Reaction, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma, WI 2. (B&O) Duckett Acme Tamora-ET, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI 3. (1st Jr.) Synergy Bradnick Haven, Levi Kindschi, Loganville, WI 4. Sco-Lo-Coons Seav Brenda-ET, S Culbertson, R Allyn & J LePage, Pine Island, MN 5. (2nd Jr) Budjon-JK Damion Eclipse-ET, Lindsey Sarbacker, Edgerton, WI 10–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2013

Fall Calf - 32: 1. Pierstein Gold Chip Rockstar, Butlerview Farms, Chebanse, IL 2. Mil-R-Mor Desire-Red-TW, Westcoast Holsteins, Chilliwack, BC 3. (B&O) Duckett Federal Taz-ET, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI 4. Crave Reg Genevieve 7486-ET, Roseanne Crave, Waterloo, WI 5. Overland Atwood Liza, Overland Acres, DePere, WI (1st Jr) Ryan-Vu G W Atwood Breeze, J, J, H, A & K Gaedtke & M Kroll,

Luxemburg, WI (2nd Jr) MilkSource Jordan Nala-ET, Alek Krueger, Wrightstown (JrB&O) Opsal Braxton Carly-ET, Josh, Joey & Felicia Opsal, Blue Mounds, WI Summer Yearling - 25: 1. (B&O) Stranshome Rlou Spot On-ET, Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky, Owatonna, MN 2. Duckett SR Dundee Satin-ET, Duckett & Kasbergen, Rudolph, WI 3. Tree-Hayven Damion Pieper-ET, Adam Borchert, Auburndale, WI 4. (1st Jr) Duckett SR Dundee Scooby-ET, Carson, Brooke, Grant & Garrett Kasbergen, Mansfield, IL 5. Ludwigs-DG Limited Edition, Ludwig Farms & Tony Netemeyer, Fithian, IL (2nd Jr) Bella-View Alex Ashanti-ET, Paige Vossekuil, Brandon, WI (JrB&O) Stro-Lane Jsps Roxona-ET, Cally Strobel, Henderson, MN Spring Yearling - 22: 1. (1st Jr, B&O) Stranshome Sid Skylar-ET, Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky, Owatonna, MN 2. Valleyville Alexander Chief-ET, Jeff Butler & Dusty Schirm, Chebanse, IL 3. Budjon-Vail Dusk Tl Dawn, Trevor Tuman & Chandler Bening, Lomira, WI 4. Stranshome Destry Avalon-ET, Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky, Owatonna, MN 5. Siemers Braxton Alexa-ET, Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers, Newton, WI (2nd Jr) MilkSource Windbrk Aneko-ET, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth, WI (JrB&O) Stempfle Sid Kristen, Jessica Stempfle, Maynard, IA Winter Yearling - 12: 1. (B&O) Ms Gold Chip Bright-ET, Jeff Butler, C & P Shedd & Frank & Diane Borba, Chebanse, IL 2. Budjon-JK-Glaz-Way Erin-ET, Budjon Farms, Glaz-Way & MD Luckylady, Lomira, WI 3. Siemers Guthre Hay-Belle-ET, Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers, Newton, WI 4. (1st Jr) Siemers Guthre Hayasdoll-ET, Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers, Newton, WI 5. (2nd Jr) Opsal Dundee Synthesize, Josh, Joey & Felicia Opsal, Blue Mounds, WI Fall Yearling - 14: 1. MD-Dun-Loafin Lauth Elli-ET, Brooke & Grant Kasbergen, Mansfield, IL 2. (1st Jr) Bella-Ridge Go For Broke-ET, Kayla Krueger, Marion, WI 3. Combhaven Sid Monica, Cally Strobel, Henderson, MN 4. Phoenix Gr Gloria, Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI 5. (2nd Jr) Siemers Dstry Sunraygal-ET, Mike & Megan Moede & Hailey Jauquet, Algoma, WI Junior Champion of the Junior Show: Bella-Ridge Go For Broke-ET, Kayla Krueger, Marion, WI Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior Show: Stranshome Sid Skylar-ET, Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky, Owatonna, MN Junior Champion: MD-Dun-Loafin Lauth Elli-ET, Brooke & Grant Kasbergen, Mansfield, IL Reserve Junior Champion: Pierstein Gold Chip Rockstar, Butlerview Farms, Chebanse, IL Junior Best 3 - 4: 1. Stranshome Holsteins, Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky, Owatonna, MN 2. Bella-View Holsteins, Lynn & Sarah Harbaugh, Marion, WI 3. Barclay Phoenix, Uxbridge, ON 4. Stempfle Holsteins, Scott Stempfle, Maynard, IA Unfresh 2 Year Old - 7: 1. (B&O) Stranshome Conten Gaysha-ET, Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky, Owatonna, MN 2. Gibbs Domain Aurora, Clayton Gibbs, Epworth, IA 3. (1st Jr, JrB&O) Stonebank Reality Layla, Zach Hanke, Watertown, WI 4. (2nd Jr) Special-M Alexander Beauty, Abigail, Evan & Austin Martin, Edgerton, WI 5. (3rd Jr) Cowtown A Tangueray-TW, Abigail Martin, Edgerton, WI Junior 2 Year Old - 3: 1. (1st Jr, Best Udder) MilkSource Cntdr LovelyRed, Carley & Cassy Krull & Brad Griswold, Lake Mills, WI 2. (B&O) Flower-Brook Gabriel-ET, Andrew Stuewe, Hamburg, MN 3. (2nd Jr) Tumbleweed Goldwyn Leeza-ET, Larissa & Olivia Pfaff, Alma Center, WI Senior 2 Year Old - 23: 1. (Best Udder) Arcroix Goldwyn Jamaique-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira, WI 2. R-E-W Happy Go Lucky-Et, Jeff Butler & Joe, Amber, Jeff & Terry Price, Chebanse, IL 3. (1st Jr, B&O) Rock-N-Hill-II Atwood Crisco, Rachel McCullough, Juda, WI 4. Kingsmill Atwood Allison-ET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI 5. (2nd Jr) Ms L-Maples-BO SG Durham 46, Jenna Langer, DeForest, WI Junior 3 Year Old - 11: 1. (Best Udder) Macland Atwood Stacie, T & D Zoellner, A Weber & Majestic View Genetics, Groton, SD 2. (B&O) BVK Atwood Arianna-ET, Jeff Butler & Frank & Diane Borba, Chebanse, IL 3. Sandy-Valley Atwd Blacky-ET, Duckett & Dyment, Rudolph, WI 4. Laidlawn Knowledge Gemmi, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI 5. Indianhead Redcarpet Tia-ET, Robert Schauf, Barron, WI (1st Jr) Dupasquier Gldwyn Rozlyn-ET, Brett & Brennan Woker, Hampshire, IL (2nd Jr) Synergy Destry Amore-ET, M, C & E Jauquet & M, C & S Haack, Pulaski, WI Senior 3 Year Old - 9: 1. (Best Udder) Eastriver Gold Deb 850-ET, J Butler, L & C Durrer, F & C & F & D Borba, Chebanse, IL 2. Huntcliff Goldwyn Nani-ET, Ludwig Farms, Fithian, IL 3. (B&O) Budjon-Vail Gold Dreams-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira, WI 4. Tree-

Hayven Shaquile Msytic, Adam Borchert, Auburndale, WI 5. Belmoral Alexander Peach, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI (Prod.) VisionGen Snz Whip-A770-ET, Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI (1st Jr) Tombeth Laurin Estate, Sarah Kearns, Gays Mills, WI Intermediate Champion: Eastriver Gold Deb 850-ET, J Butler, L & C Durrer, F & C & F & D Borba, Chebanse, IL Reserve Intermediate Champion: Huntcliff Goldwyn Nani-ET, Ludwig Farms, Fithian, IL 4 Year Old - 15: 1. (Best Udder) Blondin Minister Soulie, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI 2. (B&O) Miss Goldwyn Barbados, Wide Open & Legendholm Holsteins, Alma Center, WI 3. Harvue Roy Frosty 4-ETN, Duckett, Junemann & Armbrust, Rudolph, WI 4. Benrise Royce GretchenRed, Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI 5. Brookhill Goldwyn Cecile, Heatherstone Enterprises, Baraboo, WI (1st Jr) Pfaffsway Dillyn Ritz, Larissa Pfaff, Alma Center, WI (2nd Jr, JrB&O, Prod.) Paradise-D Shotl Powder, Andrea Pagenkopf, Lancaster, WI 5 Year Old - 13: 1. (Best Udder, Prod.) Kamps-Hollow Weigland AJ-ET, Ryan & Troy Weigel, Platteville, WI 2. Micheret Alexandra Sid, Jeff Butler, Chebanse, IL 3. Dri-Land Talent 1465, Matt & Travis Smith & Harlan & Greg Bohn, Watertown, WI 4. Cavanaleck BG Scarlett-ET, Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI 5. Idee Shottle Lalia, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI (1st Jr) Gildale Advent Primrose, Kayli, Kalista & Kaianne Hodorff & Nicholas Schuster, Eden, WI (2nd Jr) Indies-View Lulu Jasper, Bailee Whitehead, Conroy, MO (B&O) Luck-E Advent Boomerang-ET, Matt Engel, Hampshire, IL 6 Year and Older - 6: 1. (Best Udder) Pierstein Goldwyn Frisou, Jeff Butler & Frank & Diane Borba, Chebanse, IL 2. Dirigo-Conant Gold Rissa-ET, Legendholm & Norm Nabholz, Fithian, IL 3. Cowtown Dundee Sindy, Peter Vail & Clark Woodmansee, Lomira, WI 4. (1st Jr) Wilonna Talented Gay, Jordan, Riley & Walker Zoellner & Audrey Souza, Groton, SD 5. (B&O, Prod) Bur-Wall Buckeye Gigi, Wallace Behnke, Brooklyn, WI 150,000 lb. Cow - 3: 1. (Best Udder) Vangoh Durham Treasure, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI 2. (B&O, Prod.) Rock-N-Hill-II Con Stephany, Chris & Mike McCullough, Juda, WI 3. Hicklee Goldwyn Good-TW-ET, Team Holsteins & J Swanson, Hampshire, IL Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show: Paradise-D Shotl Powder, Andrea Pagenkopf, Lancaster, WI Senior & Grand Champion of the Junior Show: Gildale Advent Primrose, Kayli, Kalista & Kaianne Hodorff & Nicholas Schuster, Eden, WI Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show: Rock-N-Hill-II Atwood Crisco, Rachel McCullough, Juda, WI Best Udder of Show: Eastriver Gold Deb 850-ET, J Butler, L & C Durrer, F & C & F & D Borba, Chebanse, IL Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Miss Goldwyn Barbados, Wide Open & Legendholm Holsteins, Alma Center, WI Senior Champion of the Show: Blondin Minister Soulie, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI Reserve Senior Champion of the Show: Kamps-Hollow Weigland AJET, Ryan & Troy Weigel, Platteville, WI Grand Champion of the Show: Eastriver Gold Deb 850-ET, J Butler, L & C Durrer, F & C & F & D Borba, Chebanse, IL Reserve Grand Champion of the Show: Blondin Minister Soulie, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI Premier Breeder: MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI Premier Exhibitor: Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI Premier Sire: Braedale Goldwyn State Herd: Wisconsin

Premier Exhibitor: Siemers Holsteins wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2013-11

Winter Calf: Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Ryan-Geiger GWAtwd Reaction, Amy Ryan & Princess Morgan Behnke

Fall Calf: Princess Attendant Crystal SiemersPeterman, Pierstein Gold Chip Rockstar & Roger Turner

Summer Yearling: Princess Morgan Behnke, Stranshome Rlou Spot On-ET & Pat Conroy

Spring Yearling: Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Stranshome Sid Skylar-ET, Joseph Stransky & Princess Morgan Behnke

Winter Yearling: Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Brimel Erdstead Layla-ET & Barclay Phoenix

Fall Yearling: Princess Morgan Behnke, MD-Dun-Loafin Lauth Elli-ET, Dave Dyment & sponsor Joan Judd

Unfresh 2 Year Old: Princess Morgan Behnke, Stranshome Conten Gaysha-ET & Daria Stransky

Junior 2 Year Old: Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, MilkSource Cntdr Lovely-Red, Cassy Krull & Brad Griswold

Senior 2 Year Old: Arcroix Goldwyn Jamaique-ET, Tom Cull & Princess Morgan Behnke

Junior 3 Year Old: Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Macland Atwood Stacie, Chad Ryan & sponsor Dale Kranz

Senior 3 Year Old: Princess Morgan Behnke, Eastriver Gold Deb 850-ET & Jim Butler

4 Year Old: Blondin Minister Soulie, Jim Ostrom & Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman

Junior Best Three: Stranshome Holsteins

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5 Year Old: Ryan Weigel, Kamps-Hollow Weigland AJ-ET, Joe Kietzman & Princess Morgan Behnke

6 Year Old & Older: Pierstein Goldwyn Frisou, Barclay Phoenix & Princess Morgan Behnke

150,000 lb. Cow: Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Vangoh Durham Treasure & Mike Duckett

Champion B&O of Open & Junior Show: Lindsey Worden of Holstein USA, Paradise-D Shotl Powder, Andrea Pagenkopf & Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman

Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Princess Morgan Behnke, Jodi Hoynoski of Holstein USA, Miss Goldwyn Barbados, Paul Trapp & Charlie Bue

Top Production of Show: Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, sponsor Mark Keller, Bob Behnke with Bur-Wall Buckeye Gigi & Princess Morgan Behnke

Junior Champions of the Junior Show: Judge Chris Hill, WHA Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Kayla Krueger holding Bella-Ridge Go For Broke-ET, Joseph Stransky holding Stranshome Sid Skylar-ET & WHA Princess Morgan Behnke

Senior Champions: Judge Chris Hill, WHA Princess Morgan Behnke, John Vosters, Jim Ostrom holding Blondin Minister Soulie, Joe Kietzman holding Kamps-Hollow Weigland AJ-ET, Troy Weigel, Ryan Weigel & WHA Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman

Intermediate Champions: Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Jeff Butler, Jim Butler holding Eastriver Gold Deb 850-ET, Eddie Bue holding Huntcliff Goldwyn Nani-ET, Judge Chris Hill and Princess Morgan Behnke.

Premier Breeder: MilkSource Genetics

wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2013-13

Midwest Spring Red & White Show Jefferson, WI • Judge: Chris McCullough, Juda, WI • 104 head shown Winter Calf (5): 1. (1st Jr) MM-T Pockets Butycol-Red-ET, Carson, Grant, Brooke, & Garrett Kasbergen, Mansfield, IL 2. (2nd Jr) 2nd-Brooke Ima Shmuk-Red-ET, Kayli, Kalista & Kaianne Hodorff, Eden, WI 3. Cleland Brbwre Kayla-Red-ET, Jim & Vicky Cleland, Clinton, WI 4. (3rd Jr) Miss Barbwire Vee-Red, Jenna Langer, DeForest, WI 5. B-Long Mustang-Red, Bret Long, New London, WI Fall Calf (16): 1. Mil-R-Mor Desire-Red-TW, Westcoast Holsteins, Chilliwack, BC 2. Duckett Picolo Liz-Red, Michael II & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI 3. Milksource LD Teagin-Red-ET, MilkSource Genetics, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 4. Swanee-Lee MS Dynomite-Red, Swanee-Lee Farm, Garden Prairie, IL 5 Bri-Mel-Acres DR Avalanche-Red, Caitlin Meyer, Manteno, IL (1st Jr) Tree-Hayven Shaql Minaj-Red, Aaliyah Borchert, Auburndale, WI (2nd Jr) Synergy Always Stiletto-Red, M, C & E Jauquet & M, C & S Haack, Pulaski, WI Summer Yearling (12): 1. Jerland SH Guilttrip-Red-ET, Reid Stransky & Tony Kohls, Owatonna, MN 2. Duckett Letas Love-Red-ET, Michael & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI 3. (1st Jr) Crescentmead Sweetie Pie-Red, Grady Wendorf, Ixonia, WI 4. MS Morsan Picol Tsunami-Red, MilkSource Genetics, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 5. (2nd Jr) MS Kampy Brbwr Prudence-Red, Derrek Kamphuis, Brandon, WI Spring Yearling (11): 1. Lyn-Vale BW Phoebe-Red, William A. Schultz, III, Waldo, WI 2. Nisenfancy Piclo Fizzle-Red, MilkSource Genetics, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 3. Siemers Brbwire Reba-Red-ET, Siemers Holstein Farms, Newton, WI 4. Vons-Zast Duce Diva-Red, Luke Peterson, Alma Center, WI 5. A&M-Bushman Sunburn-Red-ET, MilkSource Genetics, LLC, Kaukauna, WI (1st Jr) Milksource Brb Darcy-Red-ET, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth, WI (2nd Jr) Lyn-Vale Realtiy MyleeRed, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth, WI Winter Yearling (8): 1. Siemers Destry Joy-Red-ET, C, J, J, J, C, L Siemers, Newton, WI 2. Hoesly Hvezda Kiss Me-Red, MilkSource Genetics, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 3. (1st Jr) Westphal-ELG Bwr Mojito-Red, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth, WI 4. Lyn-Vale Barbie Doll-Red, William A. Schultz, III, Waldo, WI 5. (2nd Jr) Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia, WI Fall Yearling (10): 1. Budjon-Vail Deidra-Red-ET, Michael & Laura Rammer, Sheboygan, WI 2. Lake-Prairie Alison-Red-ET, Marvin & Joe Schluter, Gifford, IL 3. Budjon-Vail Damaris-Red-ET, Frank & Diane Borba, Modesto, CA 4. Stranshome Simply-Red-ET, Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky, Owatonna, MN 5. Lyn-Vale Malorie-Red-ET, William A. Schultz, III, Waldo, WI (1st Jr) Bossir Absolute Star-Red-ET, Jordyn Kamps, Belmont, WI (2nd Jr) Milksource DY Karmel-Red-ET, Bradley Griswold, Ixonia, WI Junior Champion of the Junior Show: Crescentmead Sweetie Pie-Red, Grady Wendorf, Ixonia, WI Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior Show: Westphal-ELG Bwr Mojito-Red, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth, WI Junior Champion of the Show: Budjon-Vail Deidra-Red-ET, Michael & Laura J. Rammer, Sheboygan, WI Reserve Junior Champion of the Show: Lake-Prairie Alison-Red-ET, Marvin & Joe Schluter, Gifford, IL

Junior Best Three (2): 1. William Schultz III, Waldo, WI 2. Jerland Holsteins, Owatonna, MN Junior 2 Year Old (5): 1. (1st Jr) Milksource Cntdr Lovely-Red, Brad Griswold & Carley & Cassy Krull, Lake Mills, WI 2. Ms Scratchwll PinataRed-ET, MilkSource Genetics, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 3. Paulsoncrest Mars-Red, Paulsoncrest, Columbus, WI 4. (2nd Jr) Lyons-DL Secure Ginseng-Red, Michael D. Lyons, Castalia, IA 5. (3rd Jr) Summerwynd Sacramento-Red, Marcus Schroepfer, Deerbrook, WI Senior 2 Year Old (7): 1. Jerland Absolute Nancy-Red, Reid Stransky & Lawrence F. Jerome, Owatonna, MN 2. (1st Jr) Siemers Destry SunnyRed-ET, Gage Lisowe, Newton, WI 3. Ms Stranshome Alltheway-Red, Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky, Owatonna, MN 4. (2nd Jr) Milksource Cndr Lynn-Red-ET, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth, WI 5. Lyn-Vale Picolo Fantasy-Red, Justin & Renae Heida, Hereford, TX Junior 3 Year Old (4): 1. Mapleoak Acme Sweetheart-Red, Graisson Schmidt, Melrose, WI 2. Wildrose Director Loni-Red, Joe Gibbs, Epworth, IA 3. (1st Jr) Ourway Destry Sparkle-Red, Hailey Raymond, Brooklyn, WI 4. (2nd Jr) Hylite Jet MS Fab-Red-TW, Tyler, Cole & Mikayla Endres, Lodi, WI Senior 3 Year Old (2): 1. (1st Jr) Sellcrest S Candy Apple-Red, Andrew Sell, Watertown, WI 2. Mcwilliams Sandra-Red, Majestic View Genetics, Sun Prairie, WI Intermediate Champion: Milksource Cntdr Lovely-Red, Brad Griswold & Carley & Cassy Krull, Lake Mills, WI Reserve Intermediate Champion: Ms Scratchwll Pinata-Red-ET, MilkSource Genetics, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 4 Year Old (15): 1. Jerland Tal Giovanna-Red-ET, Reid Stransky & Dykshorn Holsteins, Owatonna, MN 2. Dupasquier Cntnd Whitny-RedET, MilkSource Genetics, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 3. Benrise Royce Gretchen-Red, Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI 4. Ms Shes A Siren-Red, Legendholm & Highlife-LP, Hixton, WI 5. St-Yle-SA Jumpn4Joy-Red-ET, C. & A. Galton & B. & M. Winnie, Nunda, NY (1st Jr) Briccows Advt Stargazer-Red, Brent & Riley Bricco, Marion, WI 5 Year Old (3): 1. St-Yle-SA Itz Joytime-Red-ET, Stephanie Aves, Poplar Grove, IL 2. (1st Jr) Krull Advent Smiley-Red-ET, Carley Krull, Lake Mills, WI 3. Al-Shar Sdg Evonna-Red-ET, T&D Zoellner, A. Weber, & J. Vierhout, Groton, SD Aged Cow (4): 1. Ms Radiance Adv Rae-Red-ET, Joseph Osinga & John Koster, Hico, TX 2. Ms Hack SS Ella Rae-Red-ET, Smith-Crest, Mike Hackmann, Roy Parsons, Watertown, WI 3. (1st Jr) Creeknook Advent Dawn-Red, Kelsey Crull, Fond du Lac, WI 4. (2nd Jr) Lyons-DL Advnt Gennifer-Red, Michael D. Lyons, Castalia, IA 125,000 lb. Cow (2): 1. (1st Jr) Swiss Acres Morris Ubi D-Red, Carson Kasbergen, Mansfield, IL 2. (2nd Jr) Milgene Tribute Jessica-Red, Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford, WI Senior & Grand Champion of the Junior Show: Swiss Acres Morris Ubi D-Red, Carson Kasbergen, Mansfield, IL Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show: Milksource Cntdr Lovely-Red, Brad Griswold & Carley & Cassy Krull,

Junior Champions of the Junior Show: Ava & Campbell Booth, Yvonne Preder, Cole Booth holding Westphal-ELG Bwr Mojito-Red, Grady Wendorf holding Crescentmead Sweetie-Pie-Red, Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman & Judge Chris McCullough

Junior Champions: Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Michael Rammer, Laura Rammer holding Budjon-Vail Deidra-Red-ET, Tom Cull holding Lake-Prairie Alison-Red-ET & Judge Chris McCullough

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photos courtesy of Kathleen O’Keefe, Holstein World

Lake Mills, WI Senior & Grand Champion: Jerland Tal Giovanna-Red-ET, Reid Stransky & Dykshorn Holsteins, Owatonna, MN Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: Dupasquier Cntnd Whitny-Red-ET, MilkSource Genetics, LLC, Kaukauna, WI Best Bred & Owned of the Junior Show: Sellcrest S Candy AppleRed, Andrew Sell, Watertown, WI Best Bred & Owned of the Show: Jerland Tal Giovanna-Red-ET, Reid Stransky & Dykshorn Holsteins, Owatonna, MN Best Three Females: 1. Lyons-DL Holsteins, Castalia, IA Produce of Dam: 1. St-Yle Holsteins, Poplar Grove, IL 2. MilkSource Genetics, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 3. Jerland Holsteins, Owatonna, MN 4. Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn, WI Dam & Daughter: 1. St-Yle Holsteins, Poplar Grove, IL Premier Breeder: Lyons-DL Holsteins, Castalia, IA

2013 WHA Treasure Quest Drawing Results Grand Prize: Four-of-a-Kind Partners, Eland, WI who selected Favorite-K Sid Ivy, entered by Todd Stanek & Marty Kinyon, Fall Creek

Other drawing winners and their TQ “Tub” Sponsors:

Intermediate Champions: Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Carley Krull, Brad Griswold, Cassy Krull holding MilkSource Cntdr Lovely-Red, Dusty Schirm holding Ms Scratchwll Pinata-Red-ET & Judge Chris McCullough

Accelerated Genetics: April Kelly, Elkhart Lake, WI Cattle Connection: Scott Culbertson, Pine Island, MN Country Today: Chris Davis, Wisconsin Dells, WI FS Cooperative: Riley Miller, Orfordville, WI Hoard’s Dairyman: Mason, Carter & Evan Jauquet, Pulaski, WI WI Holstein Association: Matt Lippert, Pittsville, WI Holstein World: Gerald Schiefelbein, Fall Creek, WI Initial Design: Allen Hetts Family, Cottage Grove, WI Nasco: Mary Johnson, Baldwin, WI Supreme Awards: Brian Herr, Newton, WI World Dairy Expo: Christopher Gunst, Poy Sippi, WI

$$ Holsti-Buck Corner $$ May Holsti-Buck Questions by Morgan Behnke, 2013 Wisconsin Holstein Princess

Grand Champions of the Junior Show: Princess Attendant Crystal SiemersPeterman, Carson Kasbergen holding Swiss Acres Morris Ubi D-Red, Cassy Krull holding MilkSource Cntdr Lovely-Red, Carley Krull & Brad Griswold

Grand Champions: Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Judge Chris McCullough, Daria Stransky holding Jerland Tal GiovannaRed-ET, John Vosters holding Dupasquier Cntnd Whitney-Red-ET and Jim & Annette Ostrom

1. Who is this year’s WHA Summer Intern? ($1) 2. What publication accompanied the May issue of Holstein World? ($5) 3. What is the name of the Wisconsin cow that was selected as supreme champion of the Hoard’s Dairyman judging contest? ($5) 4. According to Hoard’s Dairyman, what is the average percentage of milk fat from cows in the US? ($5) 5. According to Hoard’s Dairyman, how many inches of bunk space is recommended for cows? ($1) 6. Referring to the May issue of Holstein World, Randall Blodgett mentions How many visits per day does the website receive? ($10) 7. Who is featured on the cover of the May Holstein News? ($1) 8. What’s the name of the camp site where Cow Camp was hosted this year? ($1) 9. What new online system has been implemented for 2013 shows? ($5) 10. What state is hosting the 2013 National Holstein Convention? ($1)

Please include your name and county and send to: Wisconsin Holstein Association 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913 or email by July 1. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2013-15

District 3 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The July/August issue will feature District 5 - Adams, Columbia, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette & Sauk counties.

Crawford County

2013 Adult Membership: 24; Jr. Membership: 16

Grant County

2013 Adult Membership: 79; Jr. Membership: 22 Adult Association officers - President: Steve Mergen; Secretary: Dan Steffensmeier; Treasurer: Kim Esser; Directors: John Hamilton, Alan Errthum, Suzie Jackson & Craig Pagenkopf. Jr. Association officers - President: Ashley Spease; Vice President: Andrea Pagenkopf; Secretary: Charlie Hamilton; Treasurer: Abriana Errthum; Jr Advisor: Suzie Jackson. The Grant County Holstein Breeders are busy preparing for the state championship show. They hosted a successful District 3 show last summer and finished the summer by providing the premiums at the county fair for any junior exhibitors that received a blue ribbon and showed in the open show. The group held their annual meeting this past fall where they handed out awards to the juniors and adults and elected new directors to the board. The juniors sent another large contingency to the junior convention in December with members participating in Dairy Jeopardy, Dairy Bowl and several of the contest room contests. Andrea Pagenkopf and Charlie Hamilton were recognized as DJMs and Charlie was selected as a National DJM representative. Andrea is completing her second year as a JAC member. The group is proud of Charlie Hamilton who has been selected as a National DJM semi-finalist and will be traveling to the national convention this summer.

Iowa County

2013 Adult Membership: 57; Jr. Membership: 24 Adult Association officers - President: Jason James; Vice President: Mark Weier; Secretary/Treasurer: Jim Parish. Jr. Association officers - President: Sean Brown; Vice President: Tony

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Weier; Secretary: Jessica James; Treasurer: Zach Tolzman; Reporter: Kennedy Stumpf; Jr Advisor: Angela Davis-Brown. The Iowa County juniors sent two dairy bowl teams to the Junior Convention in December. The members enjoy going to convention and participating in Dairy Bowl and Dairy Jeopardy. They feel Dairy Bowl is social gathering and a great learning experience and they always have fun no matter how well they do in the competition. The members are looking forward to the summer shows. The Iowa County Holstein Breeders will be hosting the Wisconsin Championship Show in Mineral Point next summer, July 14-15.

Lafayette County

2013 Adult Membership: 57; Jr. Membership: 20 Adult Association officers - President: Kim Voigts; Vice President: Mike Van Schyndle; Secretary: Stacey Balbach; Treasurer: Ryan Weigel; Directors: Kerry Gratz, Amanda Carns & Bill Calvert. Jr. Association officers - President: Logan Voigts; Vice President: Emily Reuter; Secretary: Maria Balbach; Treasurer: Hanna Reuter; Reporters: Madison & MacKenzie Calvert; Jr Advisors: Kelle Calvert. The Lafayette County Holstein Breeders will be hosting the District 3 Show on June 21 in Lancaster.

Richland County

2013 Adult Membership: 25; Jr. Membership: 14 Jr. Association officers - President: Sierra Lurvey; Vice President: Tyler Moore; Secretary: Devin Kepler; Treasurer: Heidi Solchenberger; Directors: Grant Fremstad, Lauren Kishman & Calli Storms. The Richland County Junior Holstein group held their annual meeting on October 18, 2012. The new officer team was elected. Plans for the state junior convention were discussed and we had 12 members attend the convention in Janesville, with one senior and one junior Dairy Bowl team competing. The junior team consisted of all first year members except for the team captain, Grant Fremstad, who also participated in Dairy Jeopardy. First year members included Zach and Brock Nelson, Calli Storms and Lauren Kishman. Richland County had three juniors exhibit animals at last summer’s District 3 Show. They included Grant Fremstad, Lauren Kishman and Calli Storms.

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Siemers Alisha Gold Ava

EX-95 2E

Clear-Echo Observer 2283-ET VG-86

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

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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Illinois Holstein Association

Minnesota Holstein Association

OFFICERS President ..................................................................................................Kevin Wendling 13500North400 th St., Altamont, Ill. 62411; 618/483-5532; Vice President..............................................................................................Brian Olbrich 1318 Rte. 23, Harvard, Ill. 60033; 815/482-7426; Treasurer........................................................................................................ Carol Jones 23485 N 3100 East Rd., Emington, Ill. 60934; 815/934-5551; Secretary ................................................................................................. Tina Hall Yagow 906 N. 12th Street, Rochelle, Ill. 61068; 815/757-0852;

EXECUTIVE MEMBERS Dale Drendel ..................................................................................................... Tri-County 15N057 Walker Rd., Hampshire, Ill. 60140; 815/766-0326; Marc Hilgendorf ................................................................................................Lincolnland 20242 N. 24th Ave., Nokomis, Ill. 62075; 217/381-8776 Steve Irwin ................................................................................................ Heart of Illinois 9400 Meridian Rd., Beason, Ill. 62512; 217/447-3220; Gary Janssen ..............................................................................................McHenry-Lake 28548 Burnett Rd., Island Lake, Ill. 60042; 847/224-7857 Ron Schaufelberger .............................................................................................Gateway 968 Shady Grove Ave., Greenville, Ill. 62246; 618/664-0789;

DIRECTORS Boone-Winnebago........................................................... Jennifer Wakeley, Rockford 815/978-8528 Boone-Winnebago........................................................... John Mitchell, Winnebago 815/703-5614 Clinton ...........................................................................Harvey Harpstrite, Trenton 618/224-9852 Clinton ..............................................................................Mike Netemeyer, Carlyle 618/594-3190 (IÀQJKDP ..............................................................................Toby Probst, Wheeler 217/925-5459 (IÀQJKDP ....................................................................Jim Schumacher Teutopolis 217/821-4052 Gateway .............................................................................. Jason Oertel, Brighton 217/779-9060 Heart of Illinois ....................................................................... Steve Irwin, Beason 217/447-3220 Heart of Illinois .......................................................... &KULVW\2·&RQQRU.DQNDNHH Lincolnland .....................................................................Marc Hilgendorf, Nokomis 815/383-4776 Lincolnland ..................................................................... Roger Bauman, Nokomis 217/563-7692 McHenry-Lake ............................................................................ Ed Smith, Antioch 847/373-0602 Mississippi-Valley ............................................................... Jeff Thorman, Macomb 309/769-5494 Mississippi Valley ........................................... Herb Schmiedeskamp, Camp Point 217/593-6668 Northwest ................................................................................. Glen Meier, Ridott 815/238-8540 Northwest ..................................................................... Carol Timmerman, Galena 815/777-0318 Northwest ....................................................................Merlin Timmerman, Galena 815/777-0318 Southern....................................................................................... Joann Hartmann 618/939-7075 Southern................................................................... Norbert Hasheider, Okawville 618/243-6312 Tri-County ......................................................................... 5RJHU.RHKQ3HRWRQH

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Midwest Holsteins Summer 2013

INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Bosside Holsteins ............................ 27 Lincoln & Marathon Counties ........ 26 Schaufine Holsteins ........................ 11 Farnear Holsteins ............................ 21 Lindale & Team Holsteins .............. 29 Sherdale Farms ................................ 20 Gold Beth Partners .......................... 16 Marathon County ...................... 22-25 Siemers Holsteins .............................. 2 Golden-Oaks.................................... 31 Mil-R-Mor ...................................... 18 Sugar Creek Dairy .......................... 15 Hi-Lo Valley Holsteins .................... 12 Minnesota Directory of Services .... 28 Summit Farm .................................. 10 Hilltop Dairy LLC .......................... 13 Moorclose Holsteins ........................ 30 University of Minnesota.................... 7 Holbric Holsteins ............................ 14 Nordic Ridge Dairy ........................ 16 UW-Madison .............................. 5 & 9 Illinois Holstein Association .............. 8 Oertel Farms.................................... 29 Welsh-Edge Holsteins ......................19 Iowa Holstein Association .............. 32 Olmar Farms .................................... 3 Irwindale Holsteins............................ 8 Ralma Holsteins .............................. 17

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Lands-Brook Farms .......................... 6 Royal Ridge Holsteins .................... 20

Wisconsin Holstein Association 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 Phone (608) 356-2114 • Fax (608) 356-6312 1-800-223-4269 To Advertise: 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 - WI Dells, 608-253-3003 Chris McCullough, Vice President - Juda, 608-934-1425 Paula Bovre, Secretary - Fond du Lac, 920-923-6991 Todd Borgwardt, Executive Committee - Valders, 920-758-3133 Kevin Jorgensen, Executive Committee - Waupun, 920-210-3992 Bill Calvert - Cuba City, 608-759-2080 Dan Cnossen - Hatley, 715-302-1327 Matt Lippert - Pittsville, 715-884-6578 Tracy Nelson - Ellsworth, 715-307-1804 Chad Ryan - Fond du Lac, 920-960-1449 Todd Stanek - Fall Creek, 715-456-8718 Kent Wendorf - Viroqua, 608-689-2201 NATIONAL DIRECTORS: Paul Buhr Viroqua • 608-606-3480 Corey Geiger Mukwanago • 920-650-0294

The University of

WISCONSIN MADISON Dairy Science Student Profile Name: Elizabeth Lynch Hometown: Elm Grove, WI High School: Pius XI High School Major: Dairy Science and Animal Science Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? I grew up in Wisconsin with a passion for livestock, agriculture and Badger Football. Attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison and becoming involved in the top ranked Dairy Science and Animal Science programs was a clear and easy decision. I feel the innovative Dairy and Animal Science programs have prepared me enormously for a career in the agriculture industry. I look forward to the coming year when I can apply the knowledge and on-farm problem solving skills I have gained. What has been your most memorable college experience? My favorite college memory is a toss up between the Ohio State game October 16, 2010, and realizing in my senior Dairy Science capstone course that I was really ready to make the move from school into the agriculture industry. As a senior in Dairy Science, groups are assigned to act as on-farm dairy consultants. It was in presenting our findings for increased revenue to the producers at the end of the semester, that I realized I was ready to take all of the knowledge I had gained in school out into the industry. What has been your favorite course? As a freshman I was fortunate enough to get in contact with Dr. Milo Wiltbank who allowed me to take an advanced level course in Reproduction. In the course we learned everything from palpating, to A.I. to embryo flushing and in vitro fertilization. It was Milo who helped me realize my passion for all things reproduction and genetics. I even ended up becoming a teaching assistant for a Reproductive Physiology course as a senior. What are your future career goals? I am actively seeking a career in the agriculture industry. I am passionate about working with livestock in a position where my skills can help maximize on-farm profitability. I feel my niche in the agriculture industry is communication. My passion and experience with a wide variety of livestock coupled with my understanding of the science necessary to employ innovative technologies on the farm level make me an excellent candidate for positions in animal health, and both reproductive and genetic technologies.

UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science 1675 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706 Ph. 608-263-3308 • Contact: Beth Heinze email: MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2013 - 5

It's All about Family. . .

Lands-Brook Plaid Alexis EX-90 Sire: Windy-Knoll-View Plaid-ET Dam: Lands-Brook Gibson Alaina VG-86 2nd Dam: Lands-Brook Storm Adina VG-86 3rd Dam: Lands-Brook Astre Adeline VG-88 4th Dam: Lands-Brook Nick Adelaide EX-91-3E Lands-Brook Allen Dora EX-95-2E 95-MS is out of Lands-Brook Storm Adora EX-91-2E, who is a full sister to Lands-Brook Storm Adina VG-86 Holstein BAA 108.5 8 EX 17 VG 14 GP

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You’ve just wrapped up a successful junior year. For newly minted seniors who will soon rule their high schools, it might be tempting to relax, but there’s actually no time to waste. College application deadlines will approach faster than you know it. Here are three things high school seniors should be doing now: 1. Assess your ACT score. Most universities will publish the admission profile for the previous year’s incoming freshmen class. We recommend you to check-out how your highest score ranks in comparison. Go to to see UW’s expectations. If you are not happy with your score, there are books and courses available to help students prepare for the ACT exam, and these resources can lead to improved scores for some students. The next ACT test date is Sept. 21, 2013 and deadline to register for it is Aug. 23 (Aug. 24-Sept. 6 registration requires a late fee). 2. Make plans for college visits over summer break. Enjoy these visits but be sure and take notes. Remember, you’re the one shopping for a college. Your mission needs to be whether the school you are looking at is the right fit for you. During your visit seek out information on their curriculum, instructional facilities, academic advising, scholarships, financial aid, campus employment, housing, extracurricular activities and employment opportunities for graduates. Go to to learn more about dairy science at UW-Madison. You can also arrange a campus visit by contacting us at (608) 263-3308. 3. Start early on your college essay. Aim to have first drafts done by Labor Day. Get feedback on drafts from an English teacher or counselor at your high school, but remember that colleges want your words, not your mom’s!

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Webb-Vue Goldwyn Elvira EX-90 EX-MS DOM 4-11 365 53,410 1751 1499 • 8 sons in A.I. - 1st son by Baxter will have a proof in August • Still making sires - Hero son just left for Select Sires

A “Hot” Opportunity A +2413 GTPI & +819NM Mogul granddaughter sells in the National Convention Sale in July Her Dam: Webb-Vue Observer Stacy-ET +2259 GTPI • was lost shortly after calving - looked great - and yes, it still hurts! • 2 daughters over +2400, 2 in the top 150 for Type

Her Daughter

Her Daughter

Webb-Vue Sanchez Merna-ET VG-88 EX-MS at 2Y

Webb-Vue Baxter Sydnea-ET VG-87 VG-MS at 3Y

2-01 365 32,970 1225F 971P

+2082 GTPI +1319M +85F +33P +3.09T 2-10 365 33,000 1365F 1009P

• daughter by McCutchen is #10 in the breed for PTAT at +4.32

• Has a VG Planet daughter with 2 daughters over +2300 GTPI and a McCutchen at +2343 GTPI • At one time was in the top 20 for GTPI cows

Her Granddaughter

Her Granddaughter

Webb-Vue Gabor Mycala-ET VG-87 EX-MS at 2Y

Webb-Vue Gabor Dayaln-ET VG-85 VG-MS at 2Y

+2330 GTPI +2011M +66F +52P +3.22T

• Her daughter is the #9 Planet in the breed

• #9 genomic cow in the breed

• 6 daughters over +2300 GTPI


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

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5718 Hines Rd, Highland, WI H: 608-929-7650, M: 608-574-7781 Email:

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In the Past Year we have purchased 10 head that fit our goals - here are 2 young cows we enjoy working with!

Mil-R-Mor Shottle Rhona-ET GP-83 at 2Y

Wilstar Mich 2312-ET EX-90 VEVEE at 5Y

1-11 3x 331 26,020 4.3 1128 3.3 892 inc. Rhona arrived at Hilltop in April of 2012, calved in late May, scored GP-83 less than 6 days fresh and has 7 Goldsun embryos due soon and is due herself to Atwood. From the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Queen of the Breedâ&#x20AC;? Roxy family, her 2E-93 dam has 107,300 5.0 5358 3.4 3666 lifetime and the next dam is 4E-94 with 175,400 4.1 7232 3.3 5873 lifetime. We look forward to working with our member of the Roxy family.

1-11 3x 365 32,550 3.8 1229 3.2 1052 3-03 3x 365 43,780 4.1 1785 3.2 1381 4-05 3x 239 30,150 4.1 1247 3.0 897 inc. Due to Atwood in the fall with a heifer calf, her dam is the EX-95 2E GMD Durham Juba, All-WI 125,000 lb. Cow in 2008 with 247,601 3.5 8607 3.1 7749 lifetime. The next five dams are all VG with outstanding records and high lifetime totals. She will be one of our next embryo transfer candidates.

Three Homebred Young Cows with Great Futures:

Hilltop-LLC Jett Air 4459

Hilltop-LLC Andretti 4483

GP-83 VG-MS at 2Y

VG-86 VG-MS at 2Y

Hilltop-LLC Impression 4728 VG-85 VG-MS at 2Y

2-00 3x 352 30,070 3.8 1146 3.2 949 Fresh April 2 & 8 days fresh she had 97 lbs. of milk & looks good. Sired by Sildahl Jett Air, her dam is by Leader with 33,570 & 1020F and over 100,000 lifetime.

2-01 3x 365 40,010 2.9 1172 3.2 1285 Sired by Wabash-Way Andretti, her dam is VG-85 VG-MS at 4Y with 46,880 1195F & 1303P and over 123,500 lifetime. She is due to Atwood in July.

2-02 3x 180 15,580 3.4 494 3.0 430 inc. Sired by Monument Impression and bred to Seaver, we are excited about her future here at Hilltop. Her dam by Belero has 104,000 out in 3 lactations.

Stop by and pay us a visit - we always have time to look at cows! Managers: Rich, Cal & Loren Greenfield | 920-296-9289 Herdsman: Kevin Greenfield | 920-296-9292 N309 County Trk. Q, Markesan, WI 53946 RHA: 1064 cows 31,410 3.5 1094 3.14 986 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2013 - 13

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Four cows that we feel have a great future at Sugar Creek



VG-88 EEVVV at 4Y

2-00 3x 321 34,310 3.1 1065 2.8 952 3-00 3x 306 28,950 3.6 1054 3.0 881 3-11 3x 320 39,000 3.6 1400 3.0 1160 inc. From a pair of EX dams with EX-MS, her dam by Rolex with 40,940 3.5 1426 3.2 1315; the next dam by Reece has 109,510 4.0 4327 2.9 3204 lifetime. Honeybun’s daughter by Cameron looks good and Honeybun is bred to Observer Adam and due in July.


VG-86 at 3Y

Her dam has 25,390 3.0 772 2.8 716 at 2-00 and is sired by Britt. We like our Jayz daughters. We feel this young cow has the potential to develop into a high scoring cow.


1-10 3x 304 30,000 3.5 1052 3.1 952 2-10 3x 313 31,302 3.8 1200 3.4 1050 inc. From our “M” family, her dam is a VG-85 VG-MS Throne with 33,920 3.6 1215 3.0 1025; next dam is Ramos Missy VG-88, closing in on 200,000 lifetime to date & making her the third generation over 200,000. Like all members of the “M” family, they get better with age. Maroon is bred to Supersire.

EX-90 EEVVE at 3Y

1-10 3x 365 33,430 3.9 1294 3.2 1059 3-06 3x 122 9,180 4.1 391 3.2 277 inc.

VG-87 VG-MS at 3Y

1-11 3x 340 34,470 4.1 1403 3.1 1065 2-11 3x 231 21,770 4.3 985 3.1 694 inc. Her dam by Deann is VG-88 at 6Y with 41,810 4.4 1821 3.3 1396 and 148,080 4.4 6526 3.3 4814 lifetime; the next dam has 30,890. An outcross pedigree that fits us well.

Our 2 Year Olds are Looking Good! We like what we see and are looking forward to watching them develop. They include 20 milking Planets with 7 more due soon; 7 Broncos milking with 8 more due; 16 Ross daughters milking with 11 more due; 10 Iotas milking with 26 more due; 13 Mickey daughters milking & 12 Alexanders milking. Stop by and take a look for yourself - visitors always welcome!

Rick & Marleen Adams N5663 Hwy. O, Elkhorn, WI 53121 • Phone: 262-728-0702 • Cell: 262-374-0793 email: Herdsman: Curtis Horsens RHA: 33, 262 4.0 1332 3.16 1050 2/13 classification: 211 head - 7 new EX, 54 VG, 90 GP MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2013 - 15

Nordic-Ridge Bolton Lexi VG-88 EX-MS

+2117 GTPI +3.2 PTAT 4/13 2-03 2x 321 28,230 4.0 1134 2.9 827 3-04 2x 365 33,730 3.6 1207 3.1 1051 • Just fresh in April with a Supersire heifer • Transfers by Numero Uno • Her O-Style daughter, +623NM$ +52P, has pregnancies by AltaOak

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The Amundsons • 9385 County JJ, Mt. Hope, WI 53816 • Find us on Facebook: FACEBOOK.COM/NORDICRIDGEDAIRY

Webb-Vue Goldwyn Beth-ET EX-91 EX-MS DOM GTPI +2060 PTA +393M +40F +19P +468NM +2.8PL +3.37T +2.88UDC +2.52FLC 2-10 2x 365 28,420 4.2 1204 3.2 918 4-04 2x 365 39,480 4.5 1782 3.3 1293

“The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.”

Gold Beth Partners Dave Rose, Al & Josh Silverthorn, Jeff & Mary Bradley N3490 County Rd. W, Eden, WI 53019 • Dave’s cell: 920-602-1446 16 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2013

Current family status report: • 2 Jeeves sons at Accelerated Genetics • numerous A.I. contracts on her Shamrock daughter • several daughters by Jeeves, McCutchen, Numero Uno, Super Large & Petron with favorable genomic numbers • calves coming by Windbrook, Bradnick & Aftershock • we will be using Gabir, Willpower & AltaOak on the Shamrock Dam: Webb-Vue Marshall Bryana-ET EX-90 GMD DOM 6-05 3x 362 38,600 3.5 1345 2.8 1090 Lifetime: 2455 216,720 3.7 8034 3.0 6414 2nd Dam: Co-Op Eddie Sasha-ET VG-85 5-04 3x 365 34,210 3.8 1308 3.2 1110 Lifetime: 2500 216,740 3.8 8149 3.1 6751 Next 5 dams VG or EX

We wish to thank Bob Webb for the opportunity to connect to his awesome cow family via the 3 embryos we purchased that yielded Beth.


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Join us Saturday, September 21, for the Illinois Holstein Association State Picnic. We will also be celebrating Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 80th Birthday immediately following the picnic meal.




Open House & Kids Activities

12:00 pm

Program & Introductions

12:30 pm

Lunch (Meat provided, please bring a side dish to pass) Birthday Cake & Ice Cream to follow

2:00-4:00 pm

Live Band & Dancing

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45 Excellents, 60 Very Good Roxy family members, including potential 8-11 generations of Excellents Several other 6 to 15 generations of Excellent lines from Matilda, DRA August, Audrey Posch, and the Fancy Gays. )DPLO\RI0LO50RU'HVLUH5HG7:ÂżUVWSODFHIDOOFDOIDW0LGZHVW6SULQJ1DWLRQDO+ROVWHLQ 6KRZDQG:HVWHUQ6SULQJ1DWLRQDO+ROVWHLQ6KRZ 2XUPRVWUHFHQWOEVFRZV0LO50RU0DUOHQ0DULJR(;DQG 0LO50RU5XEHQV3HDUOHWD(;

This invitation is open to anyone in our neighboring states as well! Follow us on Facebook for more details as the date nears.

Bob & Kaye Miller & Family 765 E. Rock Grove Rd., Orangeville, IL 61060 815.819.7282 Bob & Kaye | 515.290.0453 Lorilee 18 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2013




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Welsh-Edge Gingerheart-ET EX-92 92-MS 4E DOM 9-03 2x 363 30,630 3.4 1030 3.0 926

209,446 3.5 7324 3.2 6660 lifetime to date

- by Durham from an EX-90 4E Leadman with 316,000M lifetime

ALL of her milking daughters: by Astronomical: VG-86 at 2Y and lost during 2nd calving, EX-90 & EX-91 by Roy: GP-80 2Y, EX-90, EX-90, EX-92 & EX-92 by Tribute: VG-85, VG-87, EX-91 & EX-92

by Stormin Norman: VG-85, VG-87, VG-89, EX-90 & EX-91 by Stormatic: EX-91 by Plaid: VG-85

by Spearamint: VG-85 by Laurin: GP-82 2Y by Alexander: GP-83 2Y, VG-85 2Y

Welsh-Edge Norman Harmony-ET EX-91 91-MS by Stormin Norman

Welsh-Edge Trbt Grandeur-ET EX-92 93-MS 2E by Granduc Tribute

Welsh-Edge Roy Honey-ET EX-90 EX-MS 2E by Roylane Jordan

Welsh-Edge Strmatic Hype-ET EX-91 93-MS by Comestar Stormatic

- Pregnancies by Goldwyn & Fever - Dam of Welsh-Edge Fever Huggable

- 112,599 3.4%F 3.0%P lifetime to date - Milking daughter by Shottle

- Has a milking Jeeves daughter & 3 bred Shottle heifers

- Her daughter by Mr Regal Creek Shot Al is contracted

Welsh-Edge Heidi-ET EX-90 by Astronomical

Welsh-Edge Roy Heartache-ET EX-92 by Roylane Jordan

Welsh-Edge Roy Hiccup-ET EX-90 92-MS by Roylane Jordan

Welsh-Edge Fever Huggable

- Sold as a calf in the Vernon County Sale, she is owned by Kyle & Kade Weber

- 1016 101,460 3.3 3331 3.0 3075 lifetime - Sold as a calf to Heatherstone Enterprises

- From Astronomical Hannah EX-91, she’s our first 4th generation homebred EX and has 2 beautiful Atwood heifers

by Crackholm Fever - 1st Winter Calf at WDE & 2nd Winter Calf at Royal Winter Fair 2012, All-American & Reserve All-Canadian Winter Calf 2012 - owned by Lloyd, Packard, Pease & Cacciola

The whole of the Gingerheart family and her offspring have been the heart of our herd since I bought her 3rd dam at a sale as a Senior in High School. Along with more daughters to calve from Gingerheart herself, we are excited for the future as the first three of her granddaughters in our milking herd are VG-86, VG-88 and EX-90.

Welsh-Edge Holsteins Dist. 2 Premier Breeder ’10 & ’11 Dist. 2 Premier Exhibitor ’10

“Breeding & Feeding for Longevity”

Ralph & Sheila Petersheim & Family

BAA: 108.9% 19 EX, 37 VG, 18 GP

Viroqua, WI 54665 (608) 632-3893 e-mail: MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2013 - 19










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Russ & Rosie Bauman Edgar, WI • 715-352-3177

Brood Cow in the Making! Hoek-Tex Lou Trigger EX-90 Sired by Lou, her dam was a VG-88 Durham, 2nd dam EX Astre, 3rd dam EX Raider, 4th dam Romandale Faith EX-92, 4th dam Charity EX-97. Trigger is owned with Mike Vlietstra.


Loren & Anita Birkey Wausau, WI • 715-845-8601

Galen & Marlene

Bart & Brittany

2193 Wuerztburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 Ph.: 715-223-4534 Cell: 715-680-0437

2213 Wuerztburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 Cell: 715-613-9172

Keeping it Going... March Classification Results ~ 4 new VG-85 2 year olds ~ 2 new VG-87 2 year olds ~ 1 new EX Advent with many daughters on the way!

Dream Team Holsteins

Don, Jenna & Malayna Fahey 11360 Rainbow Dr., Merrill, WI 54452 715-539-8320



Dam & Daughter - Now both EX-93!

Grandeur Oman Tavita-ET GTPI +2123

Jo-Wal-Langs Gold Nadia-ET Jo-Wal-Langs Tlnt Nanny-ET

Fresh in January with a McCutchen heifer - 3 Uno calves genomic tested at +2471, +2342 & +2341 BLIVEN FAMILY Phone: 715-257-7255

R865 Mount View Lane Athens, WI 54411


Gary’s Dairy Good-Time registered Holsteins


Lang’s Twin Elm Farms, Inc.

Fred Lang Marathon, WI Phone: 715-443-2037 Fax: 715-443-3742

Gary Stankowski Owner Home: 3860 Sugar Bush Rd. Mosinee, WI 54455 (715) 693-3197 Farm: 543 Hwy. S Mosinee, WI 54455 (715) 693-0799

On Q Holsteins LLC A Grass-Based dairy farm with Strong Cow Families Sam & Jen Zimmerman Mason, Adelle & Neah E2259 County Rd. Q, Ringle, WI 54471 Cell: 715-218-8619 22 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2013

JOE & GEORGE WALDVOGEL & Sons 3604 Merrill Ave., Wausau, WI 54401 Phone: 715-675-2858 •

5117 CTH “N”, EDGAR, WI 54426 • 715-352-3656 Mike & Linda King Kevin & June King

Visitors welcomed by appointment

Ralph & Sharon Bredl & Martine Bredl-Lueck C1965 Riviera Drive, Stratford, WI 54484 Office: 715-687-4236 Barn: 715-687-4826 Fax: 715-687-4011 E-Mail:

RHA: 415 cows 29,369 3.89 1144 3.05 894 Herd sires always available. Visitors always welcome

Our website has been updated with the latest genomic results!


Ded-Dit Holsteins Check out our Marathon County Holstein Breeders Facebook page

Doug Dittmar 6006 - 3 Birch Street, Schofield, WI 54476 715-571-0843

Call Milkyhill Cattle Sales for rates. Will be done professionally.

The Marathon Sale -

MAR-BY HOLSTEINS Congrats to Sam Nigon, Hoard’s Dairyman Award Winner at Lakeshore Technical College His 2013 Purchases: Bosside Apl-Arabella-Red, 3rd dam Apple EX-95 Casa-Valu Destry Razi-ET, 2nd dam VG-88, next 8 gen. EX

Mark Bychinski B921 Century Rd., Spencer, WI 54479 715-659-3844

DAL-SKI HOLSTEINS David & Paulette Lemanski

September 7 in Athens

Andrew, Dana, Anthony, Devin, Alex & Danielle 715-352-3382 Fax: 715-352-3038 3475 Cardinal Lane, Marathon, WI 54448

ed mielke 715-574-2931

Visitors Welcome

Steve, Sarah, Andrew, Alayne, Audree, Annica & Angela Marcis F4016 Cty E Stratford, WI 715-687-2251 e-mail: RHA: 2x 28,137 3.8 1076 3.1 879 Home of the “H” Family

Now flushing Har-Dale-Acres-JP Pride-ET GTPI +2339 +1427M +43F +58P Har-Dale-Acres-JP Proxy-ET GTPI +2082 +2579M +67F +70P - Sired by Robust - Flushed in January to Plantium - 11 #1s; set up to flush in February - Owned with Dr. John Prososki

Fred, Lynne & Matt Harder

8470 Hwy. H, Athens, WI 54411 Phone/Fax: 715-257-7480 • Matt cell: 715-571-3792

Freeman Creek Farms Larry & Vonnie Murry Scott & Bob Murry 3225 Halder Dr., Halder, WI Ph: 715-693-3166

Dan and Michelle Mielke

F2171 Huckleberry Rd, Colby, WI 54421 715-223-4371 Cell: 715-255-2356 email:

Keith & Cassi Bauman Korbyn, Karsyn & Chase W615 Cty. Hwy. N, Edgar, WI 54426 715-615-3552

Welcoming our newest “farmer” Chase Verley Bauman

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FARMS “Striving for that fine line of genetic excellence”

Selling in the Summer Event Sale, July 22 Langs-Twin-B S-Sire 4961-ET born 1/21/13 GTPI +2444 PTA +1928M +100F +64P +890NM +5.8PL +2.35T +2.26UDC +1.33FLC 4/13

Pure Elegance with Color! North-Log Sept Storm Ellie-ET EX-90 *RC 7-06 3x 267 28,909 3.7 1065 2.9 839 inc. • due early December to Absolute • her potential 7th generation EX daughters by Redliner due this fall

Dam: Walnut-Vu Outside Elisha EX-91 EX-MS 123,714 4.0% 3.0% lifetime 2nd Dam: Budjon-JK Linjet Erica VG-85 full sister to Linjet Eileen EX-96 3rd Dam: Krull Broker Elegance EX-96 3E GMD DOM 9570 State Hwy. 153, Wittenberg, WI 54499 Telephone (715) 454-6217 Fax (715)-454-6775 Carl & June Norrbom

Dam: Hartford Lotta-Hill 940 VG-87 VG-MS DOM GTPI +2168 2-01 2x 365 32,490 4.8 1545 3.2 1049

Floyd & Lloyd Baumann

Marathon, WI Ph: 715-443-3595 Fax: 715-443-3833

Lang’s Twin Elm Farms, Inc. Fred Lang Marathon, WI

Paul & Kim Norrbom Katelyn, Paige & Emily

Owned by: Thomas & Florine Bunkelman Brooke, Brent & Brodie

Ph: 715-443-2037 Fax: 715-443-3742

Type & Production = Recipe for Profit Recently Completed Records 8-5 3x 365 40,159 4.2 1695 3.1 1242 7-0 3x 365 40,465 3.7 1388 2.6 1065 7-0 3x 365 48,776 4.1 2006 3.1 1520 1st place Best 3 Females, District 4 2012

Diamond 3E-95 Lara 2E-94 Peg 2E-94

7-2 3x 365 44,522 3.6 1591 3.0 1339 1st place 6 Year Old & Older, District 4 2012

Norrie 2E-94

These were the four cows pictured as a group in the Select Sires issue of the News last summer. They produced over 170,000 lbs. of milk this past year.

NOR-WAY-PETE FARMS, INC. 1751 Cherry Drive, Eland, WI 54427

Dalin Durham Taffy-ET EX-94 HM Junior All-American Aged Cow 2012 ~ flushing to Bradnick, Atwood & Gold Chip F4680 Walnut Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 Ph.: 715-352-2404 Fax: 715-352-7457 E-mail: 24 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2013

Home of NOR-WAY-PETE & Four-of-a-Kind Reg. Holsteins RHA: 3x 255 cows 30,283 4.0 1211 3.0 910 BAA: 108.3% - 1st in the nation for herd size

Chad & Andy Peterson, owners 715-302-0482 Dan Cnossen, herd manager 715-302-1327 Visitors Always Welcome!


Spring Special 10 embryos available by Bosside Veteran-P-Red

at Semex, GTPI +1997 ~ high type & components, can make polled & red show calves! ~ Larson x Lawn Boy Victoria GP-82 x Advent Rhapsody VG-88 from the Ravens!

Starmark Ad Roses-Red-ET

FUSTEAD HOLSTEINS Congratulations to Nicki Fust & Brad Price on their wedding on April 20, 2013 We wish them Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best as they begin their life together.


2-04 2x 365 32,840 3.0 985 3.1 1005 4-03 2x 305 27,234 3.0 808 2.8 770

Dam: Rosedale-L SS Rose-Red-ET VG-88 2nd Dam: Lavender Ruby Redrose-Red EX-96 4E

John & Tineke Boschma H4370 Townline Rd., Colby, WI 54421 PH: 715-223-0534 Fax: 715-223-1114 E-Mail: RHA: 46 cows 25,956 1034F 806P BAA: 107.8%

JOIN OUR SUMMER FUN WITH A DISCO DANCE Matt-Dari Observer Dance-ET +2298 GTPI +1289M +77F +49P ~ Fresh in May & is off to a great start

Matt-Dari Observer Disco-ET +2163 GTPI +1240M +79F +38P ~ Fresh in April & is off to a great start Dam: Matt-Dari Shottle Doreen VG-88 2nd Dam: Dev-Lin Outside Daisy EX-90

Both Observers have a lot of A.I. interest. Inquiries are welcome!

Matthiae Dairy Farms, Inc. Home of Matt-Dari Holsteins Maynard - Jason David - Michael 4839 Martin Lane, Marathon, WI Ph: 715-443-2347 or Cell: 715-370-8556 E-mail: RHA: 2x 28,690 3.85 1106 3.0 877

FUSTEAD HOLSTEINS Brian & Wendy Fust Wausau, WI

715-842-5868/Ph 715-848-0465/Fax

Tyler & Shannon Adam & Jennifer, Aiden, Bailey & Connor

L-L-M-Dairy New Additions Speek-NJ Chelsea Handler-ET by Mayfield +2332 GTPI +86F +68P +3.04T Dam: Larcrest Comet-ETS GP-84 2Y DOM

Butz-Hill May Mariah-ET by Mayfield +2289 GTPI +58F +47P +3.15T 3rd dam: Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy EX-95 We would like to thank Siemers Holsteins for purchasing our calf at the Quest for Success Sale.

L-L-M-Dairy E916 Hwy. Q, Ringle, WI 54471 PH: 715-845-7028 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2013 - 25

Lincoln & Marathon County Twilight Meeting Friday, June 21 • 7:30 p.m.

hosted by the Natzke Family, Merrill, WI

The Natzke family invites you for a night of dairy judging, food and drinks, barn tours and guest speaker Bill Mahanna. We are very excited to show visitors our new barn, built after the devastating tornado in April 2011. We look forward to seeing everyone at the farm! Our guest speaker Dr. Bill Mahanna was raised on a Holstein dairy farm in Upstate, New York and has Dairy Science degrees from Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bill has been with DuPont Pioneer for 25 years and is currently the Global Nutritional Sciences Manager. He also serves as a collaborative, associate professor in the Animal Science Department at Iowa State University. Prior to joining Pioneer, Bill taught dairy at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where he was the recipient of Distinguished “Teacher of the Year” in 1985 and “Outstanding Faculty Member in the College of Agriculture” in 1987 Bill gets the opportunity to be on dairy farms around the world in his role with Pioneer and is known to many as a frequent speaker at producer and nutrition conferences. He also writes the Dairy Bottom Line Nutrition column in Feedstuffs Magazine and most recently, he co-authors a monthly forage and agronomic column in Hoards Dairyman, entitled “Field to Feedbunk.”

Rose-Ryan Holsteins sponsored by Lincoln County Holstein Breeders & Marathon County Holstein Breeders 26 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2013

~ The Natzke’s ~ Philip & Kelly Bryant & Kristin W6643 Joe Snow Rd., Merrill, WI 54452

Our Consignment to the Central Wisconsin Summer Event Monday, July 22 â&#x20AC;˘ Marathon, WI

1st Choice from Toast by AltaOak from 2 pregnancies & 9 implants

Farnear-Regan Toast-ET GP-84 87-MS 1st score GTPI +2243 - should be an easy VG this fall - fresh February 1, milking 85 lbs./day Dam: Regancrest BP Bolvr Tab EX-92 2E GMD DOM 2nd Dam: Regancrest JB Tabitha VG-88 GMD DOM 3rd Dam: Regancrest Tesk Della EX-90 GMD DOM 4th Dam: Snow-N Denises Dellia EX-95 2E GMD DOM 5th Dam: Snow-N Dorys Denise EX-90 2E GMD DOM

Toast has a brother,Tabber, with nice numbers as a proven bull at ABS Global. Her +2426 GTPI Mogul heifer, Bosside Mogul Tessa, sold to T-Spruce Holsteins, Minn., for $13,000. Next flush will be on June 26 to Jasey for a CRI bull contract.

Embryos Available

Ms Bremer M-O-Man Brisk-ET VG-86 87-MS 88-FL

GTPI +2044

2-05 2x 152 13,879 4.4 605 3.3 458 inc. Dam: Farnear-TBR Bailey-ET VG-87 DOM 2nd Dam: Palmcrest Blackcap-ET EX-90 DOM 3rd Dam: Rgncrst-RH Durham Bliss-ET VG-89

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John & Tineke Boschma H4370 Townline Rd., Colby, WI 54421 PH: 715-223-0534 Fax: 715-223-1114 E-Mail: RHA: 46 cows 25,956 1034F 806P BAA: 107.8%

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STEVE PETERSON PETE’S AUCTION & PHOTO, INC. Normen Peterson Auctioneer & Photographer

25664 Co Rd 5 Ph. 507-352-4162 Wykoff off,, MN 55990 Fax 507-352-5981 Email

SCHR SCHROEDER OEDER HOLS HOLSTEINS TEINS John and Bev, Tim Schroeder Jason and Michele Schroeder

45408 551st Av Avenue Courtland, MN 56021 Ph. 507-359-2589

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From our most promising homebred family...



EX-90 EEEVE at 4-04 2-11 2x 297 31,270 3.9 1234 3.3 1040 ~ 2 year old Lightning daughter ~ Windbrook calf ~ Maternal sister: Moorclose Affirmed Wiggles EX-90 at 6Y Moorclose Storm Whitley EX-92 at 10Y Moorclose Durham Wendy EX-93 at 11Y Dam: Moorclose Linjet Whitney EX-93 3E 4-04 3x 365 43,800 3.3 1447 3.0 1296 Lifetime to date: 242,707M 8950F 7450P 2nd Dam: Moorclose Blackjack Winnie EX-90 2E 4-11 2x 365 32,040 3.4 1090 2.9 936 Lifetime: 107,140M 3767F 3100P

Another Excellent from the Annabell’s...



EX-91 EEEVE at 5-04 *RC

3-11 3x 365 45,830 4.9 2223 3.1 1418 ~ 3 year old Jasper daughter, has a 12/11 Gillette Jordan heifer & due in July to Aftershock ~ 2 Fall Yearling Windbrooks due in December to Atwood ~ due in September to Atwood Dam: GBM Durham BC Annabell EX-90 DOM 3-06 2x 365 40,050 4.2 1683 2.8 1125 2nd Dam: GBM Charles Janelle EX-93 2E DOM 6-03 2x 365 31,640 4.6 1471 3.1 994 Lifetime: 137,890M 6645F 4692P

These are two of our favorite young families. We’re looking forward to watching these cows and their offspring develop.

MOORCLOSE HOLSTEINS RHA: 26,557 3.6 945 3.1 828 BAA: 109.1% 30 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2013

Bill & Kelle Calvert Family 6038 County J, Cuba City, WI 53807 608-759-2080 •

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Meet Our Candidates for Region 6 National Director Mark Kerndt, of Waukon, Iowa, received his bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree from Iowa State University in dairy science. Following graduation, Mark farmed with his father at Kerndtway Holsteins for 16 years. The 50-cow tie-stall herd won PBR and PGH recognition and received several state production awards. He then worked for three years as herdsman for Regancrest Holsteins before becoming part-owner and operator of Premier Genetics for the next six years. Their 50 cow tie-stall herd had a rolling herd average over 25,000 pounds of milk with a 109 BAA, and had two Red and White Junior Champions at World Dairy Expo. He is currently the director of marketing for Prairie State Select Sires. He also operates Kerndtway Holsteins and crop farm, which buys, sells and breeds Holstein heifers, and uses IVF. Kerndt has served as a delegate to National Holstein Convention many times. He is a past president of Iowa Holstein Association and is currently ÂżQDQFHFKDLUIRUWKH1DWLRQDO+ROVWHLQ&RQYHQWLRQ+HZDVVDOHFKDLURIWKH1DWLRQDO+ROVWHLQ Convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mark was the 1997 Iowa Outstanding Young Holstein Breeder, and was inducted into the Iowa Holstein Hall of Fame in 2013. Mark received honorary membership into the Iowa State University Dairy Science Club. He currently serves as co-chair for the Allamakee County Republicans, and has played an active role in many community and church organizations. He enjoys his leisure time following collegiate sports, particularly Iowa State University. Phil Specht, of McGregor, Iowa, received his bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree from Wartburg College and did post-graduate work in sustainable agriculture at Iowa State University. He worked for ABS for a short time after college, before returning home to the family farm which grew over 1,000 acres of corn and milked a small herd. Then, Phil moved to Clayton County to specialize in dairying and grew his herd as an early adopter of ET. He did some showing and had some top production cows, but since changing to grazing, his emphasis changed to be geared towards winning the Progressive Genetics Herd award as a measure against the industry. He breeds cows under the Âł3HDUOPDNHU´SUHÂż[ Phil is a former president of his county Holstein club and local DHI cooperative. He enjoys making milkshakes for his dairy promotion group at county fair, and is lifetime member of National Dairy Shrine. His favorite activity is being a railbird at World Dairy Expo. Specht has served on board for his local Farm Bureau, Three Rivers FS, the Corn Growers Cooperative, and a forestry cooperative. He was a delegate to the National Institute of Cooperative Education. He chaired the county conservation board and was on the committee that founded Silos and Smokestacks National Park. He was elected to the Iowa Democratic Party State Central committee three difIHUHQWZD\VÂżUVWDVVWDWHFKDLURIWKH&RXQW\&KDLUÂśV$VVRFLDWLRQDVYLFHFKDLURIWKH&RQJUHVVLRQDO District, and as state chair of the Platform committee. He was also a host for the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;92 Clinton/Gore bus tour. Phil is married to Sharon, and has two step-sons and a son.

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2013 Wisconsin Championship Show Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, WI • July 13-17 Show Chair: Laura Wackershauser - 608-723-4933 or 608-988-7326 Hotel Information: There are a limited number of rooms at the hotel in Lancaster, so room blocks have been set up in Platteville - 20 minutes from the fairgrounds. Country Inn & Suites 630 S. Water St., Platteville, WI 53818 608-348-7373, room block under “WI Holstein Show” King bed - $134/night; 2 queen beds - $130/night Super 8 100 Hwy 80-81 S, Platteville, WI 53818 608-348-8800, room block under “WI Holstein Show” available until June 13; Rates starting at $70.20 Other area accommodations: Napps Motel 645 12th St, Fennimore, WI 53809 608-822-7587 Fenmore Hills Motel 5814 US Hwy. 18, Fennimore, WI 53809 608-822-3281 Fenway House Hotel 1094 Lincoln Avenue, Fennimore, WI 53809 608-822-3782 Maple Harris Guest House 445 West Maple St., Lancaster, WI 53813 608-723-4717 There is also plenty of space on the fairgrounds for camping, no permits required.

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. Hwy. 61 - to Fennimore/Hwy. 18

H Fairgrounds County A/Elm St.

Welcome to Grant County for the 2013 State Championship Show. We hope you will enjoy your stay in Grant County and we will do our part to help you enjoy your stay.

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

Grounds open for bed down only

Saturday, July 13 8:00 a.m.

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

Cattle check-in for B&W Show Exhibitors meeting Cattle must be in place on grounds Red & White Championship Show

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 and cattle arrival

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

*This is the first year of a joint effort betwen the WHA and WI R&W Association to host their Championship Shows together. Please enter animals separately for each show. If any questions, please contact the WHA at 1-800-223-4269 or Mandy Sell (R&W Chair) at 920-253-8773.

Stalling & Supply Order Form The Grant County Holstein Breeders will have the following supplies available for the show: Straw, Shavings, and Beet Pulp will be sold from our inventories until they are gone. We encourage your to order in advance, so if there is a need to purchase additional, we can do our best to serve you. Please fill out the order form below and return by mail, with payment, to reserve your supplies. Only supplies that are paid for will be reserved. To help facilitate stalling needs, please submit the number of animals you actually expect to stall. If you are tying with a larger group, please have one person from that group coordinate pre-buying supplies and inform us of the number of animals to be stalled. Number of animals to actually be stalled Contact Person



Hwy. 129

Cell phone number used during show ________________________ If you have a group, please list other persons in your string: ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ Big Squares-Straw at $50 ea.

#_______ x $50 = $ ___________

Small Squares-Straw at $4 ea. #_______ x $4 = $ ___________ (150 bales total available)

Map to Grant County Fairgrounds 916 E. Elm St., Lancaster, WI 53813

Hwy. 81 east to Platteville

Shavings at $5.50 ea.

#_______ x $5.50 = $ __________

Beet Pulp at $12.50 ea.

#_______ x $12.50 = $ _________

Total amount remitted to Grant County Holstein Breeders $ ____________ Return by JULY 1 to: Laura Wackershauser, 321 E. Linden St., Lancaster, WI 53813 or wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2013-17

2013 Wisconsin Top Performer Application Form Name of animal: ________________________________________ Reg. # _______________________ Owner: _____________________________________________________ Address:_____________________________________________________ Telephone _________________________________ E-mail _________________________________ Final Score ______________ Age at Classification ______________ BAA of Animal ____________ Lactation Number When Classified ____________

Months in Milk when Classified ___________

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

__________ X 20 or 25* + __________ + __________= __________ BAA #Fat #Protein Ranking Points Contest Rules: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Production records completed from January 1 to December 31, 2012. Limit of 5 applications per age division and postmarked by Friday, January 10, 2014. All production records should be 305 days or less. Cow must be classified at least GP if a 2 year old or VG if 3 year old or older. Classification should be from the lactation being submitted for award. You may also submit a pedigree for classification verification if needed. For permanently scored cows, the permanent score will be used. Cows must be housed in Wisconsin for the entire lactation to receive recognition. This contest is for Wisconsin Holstein Association members. All records will be entered on a TRUE PROTEIN BASIS. *2 & 3 year olds use 20 for the multiplier; all older animals use 25 as the multiplier to obtain ranking points.

Materials to be submitted with the application form for eligibility:

1. 2. 3.

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

Send entries to: WI Holstein Assn., 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 or fax 608-356-6312 or email 18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2013

Accelerated Genetics Feature Issue - July/August 2013 All 1/2 page or larger ads participating in this issue will receive the following benefits: • Free second color sponsored by Accelerated Genetics • Semen certificate for Accelerated Genetics semen • Discounted rates from the Wisconsin Holstein News • Special benefit for all full page or full color ads: Accelerated Genetics logo’d jacket Ad rates will be as follows:

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Royal Winter Fair Trip Wed., November 6 - Sun., November 10, 2013 The Young Adult Committee is looking to organize a trip open to all WHA members to the 2013 Royal Winter Fair. Join your fellow Wisconsin Holstein Association members as we head north to the Royal Winter Fair this fall! The bus would plan to leave the afternoon of Wednesday, November 6 and return back to Wisconsin on Sunday, November 10. Farm tours are being planned for Saturday, November 9 on our drive back. At this time, we are looking to gauge the interest of WHA members. If you are interested in going on the trip or would like more information, please fill out this form and fax or mail it to the WHA office at 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913. Name Address

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Webb-Vue Goldwyn Elvira-ET A dream for any dairyman By Amy Ryan

Webb-Vue Goldwyn Elvira-ET EX-90 GMD DOM hen Bob Webb of Summit Farms became one of the first coopera- mother’s footsteps as far as marketing potential, he wanted to have more tive herds for the Genex MOET program, he was looking to get concrete data to back this potential. “We all have a somewhat predetermined view of the ideal cow, be it involved with some of the up and coming cow families in the breed while using unique sires on those strong pedigrees. As one of the original herds for the show ring or the freestall, and I feel genomics help control the bias in the program, Bob had the opportunity to do just that. One of those eye appeal and helps better evaluate the animal from a scientific level,” unique cows was Burket-Falls Sabatha TCG-ET VG-86, a descendent of says Webb. “So, when the Ingenity program became available from Merial, Burket-Falls Elevation Sophia *PO 4E-93 GMD DOM, a polled Elevation we evaluated a large number of heifers and Elvira rose to the top of the herd through those evaluations.” daughter with over 240,000 pounds of milk lifetime. Her +2002 GTPI combined with +3.42 PTAT and her most recent Sabatha, a Celsius daughter, was mated to Eddie through the MOET program, and the result of this mating was Co-Op Eddie Sasha-ET record of 53,410 in 365 days with a 3.3% and 1751 pounds of protein VG-85. While this Eddie daughter with over 216,000 pounds of milk and 3.0% with 1600 pounds of fat make her a herd standout. According lifetime was mated several times by Genex, Bob also had the opportunity to Bob, her domestic and international marketing appeal is correlated to to chose his own sires for her. In talking with several individuals from Select the genomics that her family transmits. Namely, he says she transmits milk Sires, namely Kevin Jorgensen and Charlie Will, Bob decided that BW and type with stature and correct feet and leg conformation, which is Marshall would be a good mating on Sasha to add production traits and appealing to various markets. Like her dam, Elvira has been on an intensive flush program and has depth of body. This particular mating was successful as it produced Webb-Vue made between 60-70 embryos thus far. To date, Elvira has 27 registered Marshall Bryana-ET EX-90 GMD DOM, a daughter that carried on the daughters in the herd, and according to Kevin Jorgensen, six of her heifers family tradition of high production, also producing over 200,000 pounds rank in the top 150 for PTAT and twelve females from Elvira’s family are of milk in her lifetime. What is even more impressive about this cow is her over +2300 GTPI. The even more impressive part of these statistics is the longevity and ability to produce embryos. Specifically, Bryana is still in the variety of bulls that have produced these outstanding results and that they herd today at 12 years old and she achieved her EX-90 score at 10 years consistently test above genomic parent average. On the bull side, she has placed eight sires in A.I. by Baxter, Bogart, of age. Furthermore, she has been a prolific flush cow and under the guidance of embryo transfer veterinarian Dr. Byron Williams, has made Observer, Epic and Hero. The first of these by Emerald-Acres-SA T-Baxclose to 50 embryos to date. In fact, some of her calves are still being born ter, Webb-Vue Baxter Luciano, is poised to graduate in August from Select Sires. She also has additional sons in waiting with Select, Accelerated on the farm today. Early on, Bob had a feeling that Bryana was going to be a very special Genetics and Goevia/Roest Sire Development in California. For female offspring, Elvira has two daughters by De-Su Observer, cow for him and for this reason he once again looked to some trusted individuals to help him choose a sire that would fit her. “We have always namely Webb-Vue Observer Iva-ET, GP-83 +2068 GTPI, who was sold to Thomas Kestell in the Great Northern absorbed advice from a number of people 30th Anniversary Sale as a young calf and involved in this industry who have a great Webb-Vue Observer Stacy-ET, +2259 passion for the Holstein cow, like Kevin GTPI, who unfortunately was lost shortly and Charlie from Select Sires,” Bob says. after her two-year-old calving. However, “At Bryana’s mating time, I was Stacy was flushed as a heifer and her approached by David Rose of Garden of impact carries on in her daughters. Eden Genetics, who expressed embryo She has two daughters over +2400 interest in Bryana if we flushed her to GTPI and one over +2300 GTPI and with Braedale Goldwyn.” two of them being in the top 150 for PTAT. That flush to Goldwyn has proven Her Shema Jeeves Cameron-ET daughter very successful for Bob and for David as it sold to Sexing Technologies of Texas for produced Webb-Vue Goldwyn Elvira-ET $37,000 in the 2013 Quest for Success Sale EX-90 DOM and Webb-Vue Goldwyn in March. She also currently has two Mogul Beth-ET EX-91 DOM, (owned by Gold daughters at the farm with some Mayfields Beth Partners of Wisc.), two cows that on the ground and more to come. Stacy’s continue to attract attention in today’s +2413 GTPI Mogul will sell in the 2013 genetic world. While Bob, of course, had Webb-Vue Goldwyn Beth-ET EX-91 DOM National Convention Sale in Indiana. high hopes that Elvira would follow in her full sister to Goldwyn Elvira


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Webb-Vue Baxter Sydnea-ET VG-88

Webb-Vue Gabor Mycala-ET VG-87

Baxter is another sire that worked well on Elvira, and she has two daughters and one son (mentioned earlier) by this mating. Webb-Vu Baxter Sydnea-ET, VG-88 +2034 GTPI, has daughters by Planet, McCutchen and Million and her one Very Good Planet daughter has two daughters tested over +2300 GTPI. Sydnea is due back now and will be flushed extensively after calving. The other Baxter daughter, Webb-Vu Baxter Brieanna-ET +2119 GTPI, who was lost as a two-year-old, has two sons in A.I. and two Willow-Marsh-CC Gabor-ET daughters that are Very Good and genomic tested well. According to Bob, one of these Gabor daughters, Webb-Vue Gabor Mycala-ET, VG-87 +2330 GTPI, may be the most impactful of the family. “Mycala is currently the number nine genomic cow in the breed at +2330 GTPI and her Plan daughter, Webb-Vue Plan Jacheia-ET sold in the Wisconsin Futures Sale this February to Siemers Holsteins for $26,500,” says Bob. “Of her offspring, six daughters are over +2300 GTPI and she and her offspring carry numerous embryo contracts.” Mycala’s full sister Webb-Vue Gabor Daylyn has the number nine Planet daughter in the U.S., Webb-Vue Planet 6532-ET and she is over 70 pounds of protein. Next on the sire list for Elvira was Sanchez, who Bob says has made the most eye appealing daughters. Webb-Vue Sanchez Siera-ET sold to Mystic-Valley Dairy and Kevin Jorgensen in the first Siemers Holsteins Spring Sensation Sale, a cow that is now fresh as a four-year-old and doing well for them. Webb-Vue Sanchez Micki-ET, GP-84, is currently in the

Webb-Vue Sanchez Merna-ET VG-88

herd and will complete a record close to 40,000 pounds as a two-year-old. Finally, there is Webb-Vue Sanchez Merna-ET VG-88, who Bob feels is Elvira’s fanciest daughter to date. She is currently the tallest cow at Summit Farms and one of her McCutchen daughters, Webb-Vue McCuthen 6793ET, is number 10 in the breed for PTAT at +4.32. Elvira’s final daughters include three Supers and one Jeeves. Two of the Super daughters are still at Summit Farms, Webb-Vue Super Merna VG-86 and Webb-Vue Super Khaila-ET GP-83, who has transmitted high milk and protein pounds along with plus Daughter Pregnancy Rates to her Shamrock and Boy o Boy daughters. Her Shamrock daughter is over +2300 GTPI and carries embryo contracts. The third Super sister was sold as a young calf to Sexing Technologies in the Milksource Main Event, while the Jeeves, Webb-Vue Jeeves Karla-ET VG-85, is still in the herd and according to Bob could be the milkiest daughter making over 40,000 pounds as a two-year-old. As far as future plans with Elvira, Bob says she is currently dry and will remain in the flush program. “We will continue propagating this family as much as economically possible,” Bob says. “We feel that she and her daughters have made an impact thus far and hope that some of her sons can do so as well. Overall, her daughters are the kind that everyone here at Summit Farms likes to milk and we feel this family can have a significant impact on the Holstein breed that is always looking for genetics that yield large volumes of milk from trouble free cows.”


The Wisconsin Holstein Association will be updating our Farm Tour Map this year. This guide is a valuable tool in boosting knowledge of the quality Holsteins that Wisconsin is known for. Participation in the Farm Tour Map will include: - A detailed printed map of Wisconsin indicating where participating farms are located. - An online Google map showing exact location of participating farms for online viewers with a link to your website. - A directory that lists breeders and their information by county. - Distributed at various events including conventions, twilight meetings and World Dairy Expo. - Bonus promotions in the News when events are in your area of the state. If your farm is interested in participating in the 2013 WHA Farm Tour Map, please send the following information along with $30.00 (check or money order) to WHA at 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913. Interestd breeders may also call the office to pay by credit card. If you have any questions or concerns please call the WHA office at 1-800-223-4269.

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Seven Honored as Holstein Association USA’s 2013 Herds of Excellence

Brattleboro, VT: Holstein Association USA is pleased to honor seven U.S. Registered Holstein breeders as 2013 Herd of Excellence award recipients. The Herd of Excellence designation was introduced six years ago to honor dairymen who have bred and raised Holstein cattle that are consistently performing at the highest levels for them. To be named a Herd of Excellence, herds must be 25 percent above breed average Mature Equivalent (ME) for milk, fat and protein; have classified within the last year and have an actual average classification score of 83 points or higher; have at least 70 percent of the herd homebred; and be enrolled in the Association's TriStar production records program. This year’s honorees include: David Bachmann, Pinehurst Farms, Sheboygan, Wis.; Tim Baker, Star-Summit Farm, Byron Center, Mich.; Joseph A. Brantmeier, Hilrose Holsteins, Sherwood, Wis.; Janice Jurbala, Spotlite-J Holsteins, Orangeville, Pa.; Thomas J. Kestell, Ever-Green-View Farms, Waldo, Wis.; Randy W. Kortus, Mainstream Holsteins, Lynden, Wash.; and Benjamin F. & Carolyn A. Turner, Maplelane-Manor Farm, Apulia Station, N.Y.

the first twelfth generation Excellent cow in the breed. Impressively, Rosa is backed by six generations of cows (and sometimes sires, too) with the Pinehurst prefix. Of course, Rosa went on to have 16 Excellent daughters herself, who have produced several branches of the family which have done well for their owners.


Joseph A. Brantmeier, Sherwood, Wisconsin 6-Year Honoree 86.4% Homebred Average Classification Score: 86.7 ME Averages: 34,350M 1,259F 984P

Three Herds Recognized from Wisconsin PINEHURST FARMS

David Bachmann, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 1-Year Honoree 81.8% Homebred Average Classification Score: 89.5 ME Averages: 35,523M 1,607F 1,037P

back - David Bachmann & Nancy Thomson front - Laura & Robert Bachmann David Bachmann began breeding Registered Holsteins in 1947, and took over his grandfather’s dairy farm. Since then he has worked to develop an internationally recognized herd, widely respected for their homebred animals with outstanding type and milk production. The herd at Pinehurst today is smaller than it once was, with 24 cows milked three times a day. Cows are housed in the tiestall barn, with some box stalls available for special individuals. Bachmann says that at Pinehurst, their focus has always been on efficient milk production and reproduction. “We believe that cows breed to the average of their inheritance,” he says. “We try to update the average of their inheritance with each generation.” David advises other breeders, “If you set a target [for your breeding program] and try to maintain it, even if you can’t always, it is the effort to do that which increases your chances of success.” Through the years, they have participated in both classification and production testing programs, proving the outstanding performance of their cattle. The proof is in the results; just looking at animals bearing the Pinehurst prefix, you will find 57 classified EX-93 or higher, with five at EX-96, and 4 at EX-95. Additionally, they have bred four Gold Medal SiresSM, 33 Gold Medal DamsSM, and 12 Dams of MeritSM. David believes that if you breed for type, you will get cows with sound milk production, commenting that the original concept for “type” was established by the traits cows have which allow them to produce large volumes of milk. One cow family who continues to bring notoriety to the Pinehurst herd in recent years is that of Pinehurst Royal Rosa-ET EX-91, who was 22–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2013

Jeff, Joe & Andy Brantmeier Hilrose Holsteins is a true family dairy, owned and operated by Joe Brantmeier and his two sons, Andy and Jeff. They milk 90 Registered Holsteins twice a day in their tiestall barn, and are the only farm in the country to have received Herd of Excellence honors every year the award has been given, since 2008. Additionally, they have earned Progressive Breeders Registry honors for 23 years, and are a five-year Progressive Genetics Herd. Hilrose is enrolled in the Holstein COMPLETE program, and use Official Holstein ear tags for registration. Joe says he finds value in all of the programs Holstein Association USA offers but they especially enjoy classification. “Our family always looks forward to classification. It gives us a good chance to see how things are progressing.” Joe was proud to have, at one time, had five generations of cows all alive and milking in his barn, all classified Excellent. The Brantmeiers pay close attention to cow families, and enjoy making matings that complement the strengths of each. Some families are bred for high type and the show ring, while they have others which are more focused on high genomic values, and have recently exported embryos to China and Germany. “That’s the neat thing about the Registered business,” Joe said, “there’s room for everyone!” No matter the cow family and what the specific breeding goals are for a mating, they maintain an overriding philosophy of striving to breed profitable cows with sound type, who live long, productive lives. A few of the bulls currently being used as service sires include Apples Absolute-RedET, Domicole Chelios-ET, Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET and Mr Chassity Gold Chip-ET. Joe’s advice for younger breeders is to “buy the best animals you can, and remember that when you buy an animal, you are not only buying her, but the future offspring she will produce.” He adds, “Also use good bulls, whatever your criteria for a ‘good bull’ is. Don’t lose sight of type, and focus on making long-lasting cows.” Joe, Andy and Jeff officially formed an LLC last summer for the dairy, and are excited about the future of their operation. Joe’s wife, Chris, is a recently retired teacher who has been heavily involved with their county committee which is hosting the Alice in Dairyland finals this month, and they also have a daughter, Sara.


Thomas J. Kestell, Waldo, Wisconsin 3-Year Honoree 73.4% Homebred Average Classification Score: 83.6 ME Averages: 34,199M 1,354F 1,038P With over 50 years of experience in the Registered Holstein business, Tom Kestell’s motto at Ever-Green-View Farms is, “Where dreams come true.” Pursuing his dream, Tom and family milk 86 cows three times a day in their tiestall barn in eastern Wisconsin. Their hard work and dedication to consistency has paid off; in addition to being multi-year Herd of Excellence honorees, Ever-Green-View has received the Progressive

Genetics Herd award for 21 years, and earned Progressive Breeders Registry recognition for 12 years. The herd is enrolled in Holstein COMPLETE. Tom employs a progressive breeding strategy to capitalize on the quality genetics his herd possesses, and to ensure genetic gain generation after generation. They are genomic testing many calves, but Tom is quick to emphasize that it is used as a “starting tool,” not as a final decision. He says, “In order to stay in business, you have to change as things change.” This has led to utilizing more genomic young sires to help them remain competitive. He seeks out bulls who come from proven cow families, with strong maternal lines and a sire stack he admires. Kestell believes strongly that “you get what you breed for,” and because of that, his breeding program revolves around high fat and protein, balanced with high milk production and good udders. A few of the bulls currently being used on the farm are Rickland Predestine 669-ET, Seagull-Bay Supersire-ET and Val-Bisson DoormanET. He does an extensive amount of flushing, and last year made 3,000 embryos, the majority of which were exported. Tom credits consistency in all areas of their operation as a key to keeping their cows performing at a high level. “We have always had consistent goals for both production and type,” said Tom. “We are not breeding for show type, but for very functional type, back - Chris, Tom & Joel Kestell; front - Jennifer Benzschawel, yet never taking production out of the equation.” He also advises, “You have to decide Gin Kestell holding grandson Ethan & Julie Kestell where you want to go and stick with it. It’s important to stay focused on your breeding goals and not jump around.” He has also been blessed with good help through the years, including one son who is currently farming with him. Finally, he feels that their steady supply of quality feed has been beneficial for the cows. Tom is excited for the future of the Holstein breed, and feels there is no limit to the potential of what can be achieved for herd averages.

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2013 Junior Trip Report Lyn-Vale Holsteins by Matthew Kramer, Darren Kamphuis & Valerie Kramer

Our first stop on the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Junior Farm Trip was LynVale Holsteins of Waldo, Wis. Lyn-Vale Holsteins is owned by William Schultz III with the help of a few hired hands and full-time employee Yvonne Preder. The farm consists of 90 milking cows that are milked twice a day with a rolling herd average of 27,282 pounds of milk, 1082 of fat and 870 of protein and they run 400 acres of land. The cows are fed TMR and receive hay in the morning and night. The herd has a BAA of 110.6 with 26 EX, 47 VG and 5 GP cows. They are currently using bulls such as: Absolute, Barbwire, Advent, Destry and Redburst on their red and red carrier animals that make up 70% of the herd. For the black and white Holsteins they are using Goldsun, Goldstar, Braxton, GW Atwood and Jasper. Most of the animals trace back to three cows that have made a large impact on their herd. These cow families are the “K” family from Kris, “G” from Glorious and “J” from the Jena cow. These animals are known for their high type and production. These cows, just like the others, have great udders and feet and legs. Bill enjoys showing cattle at county, district, state and national shows. He also sells and leases cattle to juniors, some who have had much success with a few getting Junior All-American nominations which have been mainly for Red & Whites. On behalf of all of us, we want to thank everyone at Lyn-Vale Holsteins for opening their doors and letting us view their cattle.

Hilrose Dairy by Charlie Hamilton

Hilrose Dairy has been in the Brantmeier family for several generations. Family values are important both in the management and in the cows. The Hilrose herd is strong in several families which have each produced numerous high type individuals. The 90 milking cows are housed in a tie-stall barn and about 80 extra cows were sold last year. Walking through the barn, we saw many wonderful cows, most of which are members of the same families with the exception of a few cows bought each year. The Brantmeier’s breeding emphasis is for cows with beautiful udders and use a wide variety of bulls when mating their cattle. They have also touched into genomics using high genomic bulls on some of their cows which have higher genomics themselves without sacrificing their excellent type or production. They have maintained over a 30,000 pounds milk average for 25 years.

Fer-Crest Farm by Sara Harn

Fer-Crest Farm is owned by Brandon and Shi Ferry and was our third stop on the tours. They have owned their current location since April 16, 2012. The barn has 67 tie-stalls and the milking herd currently consists of 80 cows. Fer-Crest is home to 200 Holsteins and Jerseys. Brandon and Shi’s breeding philosophy is to breed for type, good udders and sound feet & legs. They use bulls such as Atwood, Aftershock, Sanchez and Lauthority in their breeding program. The cows are fed a TMR ration, top dressed with dry hay twice a day. The herd is on a twice a day milking rotation and enjoy the outdoors one or two hours per day. Some highlights 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2013

of the operation include: a 1.2 million gallon manure pit, a greenhouse calf facility and a freestall heifer barn. A unique feature of Fer-Crest is that the barn contains all ages, except calves, so everything is under one roof. The 18 head calf barn is well ventilated and is a great calf raising environment. The calves drink pasteurized milk for eight weeks. Though the weather outside was less than ideal, Brandon and Shi were so generous to show us their wonderful operation.

MilkSource Genetics by Kristen Broege

Our fourth stop on Saturday was at MilkSource Genetics in Kaukana. Jaime Endvick was our guide around this beautiful facility. He explained how when the barn was first purchased it had a double-6 parlor inside. It now has 30 tie-stalls and 18 box stalls, There are 180 head total on the farm which includes 48 milking cows. They milk twice a day. As it pertains to their breeding program, Jaime said they do a lot of flushing and IVF. They are currently using bulls such as Atwood, Aftershock, Braxton, Goldwyn and Alexander. When asked about genomic bulls, Jaime said they use a few young genomic sires. For their red & whites they use bulls such as Absolute, Acme and Big Apple-Red. At the farm, we got the chance to see some outstanding cows such as Blondin Redman Seisme-Red, Luck-E Dundee Jenna and Silvermine Adv Tally-Red. Jaime also said they get at least one tour/group a week. They have a gorgeous display room at MilkSource Genetics, which we as young dairy enthusiasts really enjoyed getting the chance to see! Thank you MilkSource for opening your doors to us on the Junior Trip.

Ragnar Holsteins by Nicole Wright

Mark and Angie Ulness, along with their four children, live on Ragnar Holsteins in Valders. They are milking 76 Registered Holsteins in a tie-stall barn that they purchased in 2002. They run 200 acres of tillable land. They plant a few acres of canary grass each season and say it’s a tough crop and pulls through the typical Wisconsin weather. The cows are milked with automatic take-offs that show pounds of milk, time milker is on, milk flow and the temperature. They breed their herd for big cows, type and production. Their motto is “quality over quantity.” They use some genomic young sires and other sires include Fever, Goldwyn, Attic, Acme, Shottle, Goldsun and Destry. They are very happy with the calf barn that was built in1998. Calves are fed one gallon of colostrum right away and also use a pasteurizer. The calf barn also includes heated waterers. Mark and Angie are looking forward to working with their children in 4-H with their dairy projects. They are proud of their farm achievements that include 80% homebred and 17 years of receiving PBR awards. We would all like to thank you for welcoming us onto your farm!

Siemers Holsteins by Sara Griswold

Our last stop on Saturday was Siemers Holsteins in Manitowoc County. We were greeted by the always enthusiastic Sherry Siemers upon arrival. The operation consists of 2,800 cows and 5,500 acres. The farm is run by Dan, Paul, and Sherry Siemers along with their families, 40 fulltime employees and about 15 part-time employees. They love their cattle and push them to do the best they possibly can. Sherry first showed us around the show facility where we got to see some the highest quality cattle. Their show cows get to enjoy large pens bedded with straw and shavings.

They all are fed individually based on the animal and all start the day with oat hay and get richer as the day goes on. All of the show cows are fed four times a day. The dry cow pen has an area to go outside and is bedded with sand. We then got to see the show heifers. They are all fed a heifer TMR because “you aren’t going to get BIG heifers if they eat air,” Sherry said. We then went to the commercial dairy where Sherry showed us the Cozy Calf barns that hold the calves. They have seven of these barns and have been very happy with the success they have had with them. The calves are fed pasteurized milk. She then showed us the maternity barn where there is always an employee to care for the cows. After the calves are born, they are put in calf incubators with a few other calves to stay warm. We then got to see the parlor, a double-36. They milk three times a day to get the most milk from their cows. We finished off the tour by going back to the show farm where Sherry shared with us some of the secrets to their success. She shared that you have to have a lot of passion for what you do. You also need to keep your farm neat and be open to visitors. Although it takes a lot of time and effort, you need to get pleasure out of what you do. We would like to thank Siemers for opening their doors to us. We would especially like to thank Sherry for giving us a fantastic tour and for all the great advice and laughs!

Emerald Acres by Jessica Pralle

“A cow is only as good as you take care of her,” said the owner of Emerald Acres, Paul Osmann. Paul, along with his wife Debbie, have set up the perfect place to raise good cows. Emerald Acres is a family farm consisting of an 80 cow tie-stall barn and a beautiful stainless steel herringbone parlor that is milking 400 cows. Both operations milk two times a day and most of all of the chores are done by the family members, however they do have three employees milking at the dairy. Their farm also consists of 1500 acres that they manage themselves, growing all of the forages necessary to feed their animals, only having to purchase protein and mineral. A cow by the name of Bell Tammy is what put the farm on the map! Tammy was purchased from a convention sale, and she is the foundation pedigree behind Baxter. Tammy’s bloodlines make-up one-third of the population of Emerald Acres’ herd. She has 10 generations of GMDs and embryos sold in Japan and Germany. Paul strives for good genetics but mostly for big, wide milk cows producing 200,000 pounds of milk. Paul has been breeding his cows to sires with all positive components. These sires consist of Alexander which he says are really milking for him along with his Sanchez daughters. Paul also dabbles with some of the genomic bulls but has found that they have great productive life but low milk production. However, what they lack in production they make up with components. Besides the deep cow families in Paul’s barn, he also likes to purchase a couple animals every year to play with new cow families and keep him from getting bored. He also brings in some show animals for his grandkids who are starting to take interest in dairy animals. “Call me old fashioned,” said Paul, as he shared his love for the tie-stall barn and has watched three of his most successful cow families grow! But another strong memory for Paul is the burning of his calf barn in 2000. Thankfully they only lost the barn. To make it more exciting, later that day Paul had to go to the hospital for smoke inhalation and found that he had blockage to his heart. He was shortly sent into surgery where he had four bi-passes done. Now he’s healthy as a horse and has a brand new calf barn set up with 104 calf pens and a few socializing pens. They use pasteurized colostrum and Paul claims it has made a great difference in his calves only having a 0.5% death rate and never having a sick calf. Emerald Acres truly shines when you tour their new herringbone

parlor. Their double-16 herringbone parlor is run completely off of repurposed energy from other areas and in the winter they heat the barn by reclaiming the heat from the compressors. None of the parlor is run off of electric stated Paul. Paul also claimed the best thing they did was build the new parlor for the unexpected. Not wanting to reach 1,000 cows right now, but not doubting that sometime in the future they would soon reach their max. But when they do, at least they would be ready by pre-building areas in the barn that would need the most renovation when they do reach 1,000 cows. For right now, their parlor is home to 400 cows milking cows along with the dry cows. Other than their two hired employees the rest of their farm is run by the family and that’s the way they like it. Emerald Acres is truly a beautiful farm and has amazing stories that have lead to their success. Thank you Paul and Debbie for allowing us to visit.

Krohlow’s Holsteins by Andy Helmer

One of the last farms we toured was Krohlow’s Holsteins, owned and operated by Craig and Marlene Krohlow and family. They have three children Ryan, Tiffany and Travis. Craig is also an aAa analyst. The farm was founded in August of 1979. Eighty-percent of their cattle are homebred. They milk 38 cows twice a day with a herd average of 23,000M 4.0% 930 fat and 3.1% 730 protein test. Their cows have a a BAA of 112.8 with 19 Excellent cows. Common bulls used are Absolute-Red, Acme, Gold Chip, Braxton, Linjet, Durham and their own bull, Hotrod. Krohlow’s breed for strong, good looking cows. There are two major cow families at Krohlow Holsteins, the Hot family and the Ashley family. They grow all of their forage and grain on 240 acres of land that are all owned. They currently have one hired hand. They make extra income by selling some breeding stock. Craig also said he could never farm with out his rubber mats, big fans, head locks and most importantly his wife.

Synergy Dairy by Kelly Jens

Synergy is a family owned farm by Jay and Heather Jauquet and Heather’s parents, Gary and Linda Olson. They want cows that produce milk and they want to build their genetic base in the herd. Some of their favorite cow families were Pirate and Amelia and daughters by Shottle, Sequence, Man-O-Man and Supersire. They bred a bull called Synergy Always-Red that has a high udder composite and is high on type. The herd includes polled and red genetics and they like the red and whites a lot. About 25% of the herd is red or red carrier. They genomic test a lot and use the highest genomic bulls, including Absolute, Always-Red, Atwood, Guthrie and Gold Chip. They are transitioning into using IVF and their top cow families send embryos to China and Germany. They own 200 acres where they grow forages and winter rye. They have 350 milking cows and 700 total head. Cows are milked 3x a day with a 100/day and 31,000 pound herd average with no BST. They buy their dry hay and straw. They use about 1000 big square bales of straw each year for bedding and to put in the ration. They use shreddlage which has helped them gain components and better health. The calves are fed pasteurized whole milk and are given one gallon. They feed them three times a day and wean them at eight weeks. They don’t vaccinate their calves, but hope to prevent sickness by vaccinating cows.

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WI Holstein National DJM and YDJM Spotlight Below are the 2013 national candidates that submitted materials for the National competition and a response to one of the personal view questions they were asked on their application. Good luck to those advancing on to Nationals!

Brooke Trustem National DJM Candidate Brooke Trustem is the 14 year old daughter of Sandy Larson & Jim Trustem. She is a freshman at Evansville High School and has two brothers, Dane (12) and Luke (10). Brooke and her extended family farm together at Larson Acres Inc. She has been showing cattle since she was 5 years old. Brooke’s daily responsibilities include caring for the show/sale cattle. Other duties include assisting herdsman and entering data on Dairy Comp 305. She is a member of the Magnolia 4-H Club and St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Her other interests include basketball, swimming and reading. What would you do to get youth in your county more in Junior Holstein activities? I would tell them more about the various activities they can participate in. The main one is our Junior Holstein Convention where a large group of juniors with the same interests have fun for three days. I would also tell them about the numerous camps offered for specific ages like Cow Camp and Badger Dairy Camp where they learn about judging, showing and cows in generals while having fun and meeting new people across the state.

Katie Bauer National YDJM Candidate Katie Bauer, age 16, is the daughter of Patrick & Tammy Bauer of Scandinavia. She resides on a a 400-cow dairy, Sandy Valley Farms, and is a junior at IolaScandinavia High School where she is on honor roll and in band. She is secretary and dairy leader for the Peterson Mill 4-H club. She is a member of the county, state and National Holstein Association. Katie is an accomplished dairy judge and has exhibited at County, District and State levels, excelling at showmanship. The highlight of her 2012 show season was exhibiting her cow, Brady, to Junior All-Wisconsin honors. How can the dairy industry better use social media to promote itself to non-farm consumers? Recently my home farm, Sandy-Valley, has created a Facebook page. We put pictures of our cattle, a link to our website and our mission statement on the page. We also post news type items like classification scores, new genomic results and flushing results. This allows people to catch a little glimpse of what we do and hopefully gets them interested in our farm. Another possibility would be creating a dairy related commercial for television.

Austin Nauman National YDJM Candidate Austin Nauman is the 15 year old son of Danielle Nauman and Scott Stanford. A freshman at Sparta High School, Austin is active in FFA and plays on the Varsity Hockey team. Austin is a member if the Springville Superstars 4-H Club and enjoys taking part in Dairy Bowl and Jeopardy, as well as Dairy Judging. Austin currently owns 17 head of registered cattle, including 11 Jerseys, five Holsteins and one Ayrshire. Austin enjoys clipping and hopes to be a professional fitter in the future, as well as have a herd of elite individuals from which he can market animals. What would you do to get youth in your county more in Junior Holstein activities? I would start encouraging involvement at a young age by developing some fun hands-on learning workshops that could be held here in the county to spark their interest. Events like anatomy workshops with cadaver organs to study or 26–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2013

fitting workshops that are broken into a series to focus on a particular area would help instead of overloading members with too much information at one time. Getting the younger members to take part in an event like Wisconsin’s Cow Camp would be a good first step for them.

Carley Krull National YDJM Candidate Carley is the 15 year old daughter of Cindy Krull and the late Brian Krull of Lake Mills. She lives on her family’s dairy farm with her mom, sister Cassy and brother Bryce. The farm consists of 45 Registerd Holstein cows, 90-head of youngstock and 750 acres owned and rented. She is a freshman at Lake Mills High School where she is active in many activities such as: basketball, track and field, the Lake Mills FFA, serves as class Vice-President, L-Cat choir and 4-H. In the Junior Holstein Association, she is involved in Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy, the advertising and photo contest, tug of war and enjoys showing cattle on the county, district, state and national levels with her family and friends. How can the dairy industry better use social media to promote itself to non-farm consumers? With having so many social media opportunities in the 21st century, there are many opportunities to promote the dairy industry and we need to take advantage of this. As more and more generations get removed from the farm, it will become even more important for everyone in the dairy industry to help educate consumers about us. Many non-farm consumers don’t know much about how their food is produced or how much work actually goes into that one gallon of milk they buy. We can change that!

Charlie Hamilton National DJM Candidate Charles, 17 of Cuba City, resides on a 200 acre, 65 cow Registered Holstein Farm, Hill-Ton Holsteins with his parents John & Evie Hamilton. Currently a junior at Cuba City High School, Charlie is a distinguished honor student, ranked first in his class. He is vice-president of his FFA chapter and a member of the Forensics and Math teams. A member of the Grant County, Wisconsin and National Junior Holstein Associations, he is serving the role of secretary in his county association, as well as president of his 4-H club, the Sinsinawa Orioles. He is also a member of the Cuba City United Methodist Church. His goals for the future include attending the University of WisconsinMadison, as a Dairy Science major, and hopefully coming back to his home farm, to take his herd of Registered Holsteins to the “next level”. What do you feel is the most pressing issue facing the dairy industry’s public image? One of the most common problems confronting the face of the dairy industry is the misconception that farmers can be inhumane with their cattle. Living on a farm and spending countless hours around fellow dairymen has made me aware of the inaccuracies of this claim. I do not know any farmer who would deliberately harm a cow because all dairymen have too much respect for their animals to cause them pain without cause and as all successful farmers know, a happy cow is a productive cow.

Cara Biely National DJM Candidate Cara Biely is the 20 year old daughter of Mark & Lois Biely from Menchalville in Manitowoc County. She has two brothers, Cory & Curt and a sister-in-law Clare. Her home farm is Car-Cor Holsteins in Poy Sippi which is in Waushara County where they milk 64 cows. They have been milking since


April 2011 in a rented facility. She is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she is majoring in Dairy Science. At school she is involved in Badger Dairy Club, Association of Women in Agriculture and UW-Madison Dairy Judging Team. What do you feel is the most pressing issue facing the dairy industry’s public image? The most pressing issue facing the dairy industry’s public image is keeping a positive persona for our consumers. Groups are attempting to show the worst image for our great dairy industry. In order for us to keep a positive image, we need to tell our story to the public. In Wisconsin, a lot of farmers host tours for their local school districts and bring them in for a day to show them what the farm is really like. It is very educational for the community.

Choose three Holstein bulls you would purchase semen from to use on their first lactation cows? The three bulls I would choose to use for this farm would be MapleDowns-I GW Atwood-ET, Gillette Windbrook and Segull-Bay Supersire-ET. I would choose to use two proven bulls and one high genomic young sire on this group of cows. These three bulls would give me three different and unique pedigrees to provide variety and different traits for this herd that would allow them to further excel their herd.

Katie Wendorf National DJM Candidate Katie Wendorf is the 20 year old daughter of Kent and Anna Wendorf of Viroqua. They own and operate Kentdor Holsteins. She has an older sister Chrissy and brother Brian. Katie is currently a junior at Harvard University, where she is majoring in Chemistry and she is involved with the University Marching Band. After college she plans to attend grad school. Katie’s most enjoyable Holstein activity that she is involved with is dairy quiz bowl.

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

2013 Junior Holstein Raffle

The Junior Holstein raffle tickets will be sent to Junior Advisors the first week of June. If you need tickets, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to send them to you directly. We are hoping to have this tickets in your everyone’s hands before the numerous events take place in June like dairy breakfasts and district shows. If you need more tickets feel free to contact the office any time.

Junior Award Forms

The 2013 junior award forms and latest contest rule changes will be available on our website the first week of June. Watch our site at for the applications and deadlines. Some deadlines this year have moved to Monday, September 16 so don’t delay and start filling out your forms this summer!

Jordan Siemers to Represent WI for Area III Junior Advisory Committee

Jordan Siemers is the 17 year old son of Dan and Janina Siemers of Manitowoc County. He has been actively involved in Junior Holstein at the County, State and National levels. Jordan has competed in numerous competitions, participated in workshops and has shown all levels of competition. Jordan feels it has been an awesome experience to be a part of such a wonderful association over the years with great involvement in Junior Holsteins and having wonderful adult mentors to guide me along the way. Jordan says, “It is great to belong to an organization that loves the same thing that I do - Holsteins and the dairy industry. It feels like extended family anywhere I go when Holstein enthusiasts are present. I feel it is my time to give back to Junior Holstein for all that it has done for me.” We wish Jordan the best of luck and know he will represent Wisconsin well!

What do you feel is the most pressing issue facing the dairy industry’s public image? Generally speaking, one of the biggest issues the dairy industry faces is food safety. Today’s consumer is becoming more and more aware of where their food comes from and what is in it. This makes for some controversy, especially in the age of Bovine Growth Hormone, antibiotics use and scrutiny of nutrition fact labels. One especially hot topic and most controversial, is raw milk.

Judging and Classification Contest Monday, July 15, 2013 Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, WI Registration: 8:30 a.m. Contest Begins: 9:00 a.m. Fee: $4/Individual or $12/Team Team Registration Team Name _________________________ Junior __________

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Team Member names and ages (up to 4 people total) __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ Coach’s Contact Information: Name: _________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________ City: ______________________ State: ______ Zip: ____________ Email: ______________________ County: ___________________ Individual Registration Name: _________________________________________________ Junior (14 & Under as of

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Address: ________________________________________________ City: ______________________ State: ______ Zip: ____________ Email: ______________________ County: ___________________ Return to: WHA, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913. Registration needs to be postmarked by Saturday, June 30, 2013 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2013-27


ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

There’s a lot to read about in this issue! Along with the results from the Midwest National Spring Show & Midwest Red & White Show, we have reports from the Junior Trip, this year’s Herds of Excellence and another “Hot Dam” profiled. This is also a Midwest Holsteins issue and I encourage you to take a look at the ads from our out of state friends. If you’ve picked up this issue at the National Convention we hope you’ll enjoy reading about Wisconsin Holsteins. If you’d like to become a monthly subscriber, please call our office at 1-800-223-4269. We have an exciting issue coming up next month - our annual A.I. feature. This year we’ll be featuring Accelerated Genetics. If you have a cow, sire family or young sire you’d like to feature please give me a call by June 7. We’re offering some great incentives and discounts and I encourage you to take advantage of these great offers. The summer is a great time to catch up with other breeders at shows and events. There are a few county meetings on our calendar of events. If you are hosting your county event or would like to get an event in the calendar for the News and the WHA website, please let us know. The Wisconsin Championship Show will be a joint venture this year with the WI R&W Association. The R&W State Show will be on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. and the WHA State Show will start on Monday at 2:00 p.m. If you’re traveling to watch the shows, along with those listed on page 17 there are hotels in many of the towns in the surrounding area including Prairie du Chien, Dodgeville and Belmont. The crew at Siemers Holsteins is busy planning for the WHA Picnic to be held at their farm on August 17. They are excited to host many of you for the day and it looks to be a great event. Watch for more details in next month’s issue. Until next time...

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June 2013 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 8 Trempealeau County Dairy Breakfast, Bert-Mar Holsteins, Alan and Sue Lundberg, W12976 Huskelhus Rd., Osseo. Event serves breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 14 District 10 Holstein Show, Chilton 15 District 4 Holstein Show, Marshfield 17 District 1 Holstein Show, St. Croix Falls 17 La Crosse County Twilight Meeting, La Crosse County Fairgrounds, West Salem, 7:00 p.m. 18 District 6 Holstein Show, Stoughton 19 District 7 Holstein Show, Seymour 20 District 5 Holstein Show, Westfield 21 Lincoln & Marathon County Twilight Meeting, hosted by the Natzke Family, Merrill, 7:30 p.m. 21 District 3 Holstein Show, Lancaster 24 District 2 Holstein Show, West Salem 25 Trempealeau County Fitting and Showing Clinic, Thimble-Peak Holsteins, David & Charlotte Nelson, W133314 Whalen Rd., Ettrick. Event runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 26 District 8 Holstein Show, West Bend 28 Clark County Twilight Meeting, hosted by Elm-Roc Farm - Adam, Kristina & Tanna Luchterhand, Neillsville, 7:00 p.m. 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 15-16 Wisconsin Championship Show, Lancaster 28 Sheboygan County Summer Picnic, Kyle and Bryan Mauk, Mauk-e-way Holsteins, Plymouth 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, Newton, 11:00 a.m.

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