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June 2014

Volume 86 No. 6

Midwest Holsteins issue Midwest National Spring Show results WI Championship Show info Breeder Profile: Hill-Ton Holsteins District 3 report

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 2014

VOLUME 86 No. 6

Features: 8 12 14 16 18 20 22 24

Midwest National Spring Show results Midwest National Spring Red & White Show results Breeder Profile: Hill-Ton Holsteins Treasure Quest winners Wisconsin Championship Show information Wisconsin’s Genomic Top 10s Wisconsin-Bred Cow one of Canada’s Top Star Brood Cows Junior Trip report

Departments: 5 5 6 6 6 17 26 28 29 30

Annual Supporter Spotlight From the Field: Sarah Trapp, Holstein USA From the President: Chris McCullough WHA Princess Attendant: Kristen’s Kattle Komments Wisconsin Holstein Briefs District 8 report WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover photo by Cybil Fisher features Robrook Goldwyn Cameron, EX-94, the Grand Champion of the 2014 Midwest National Spring Show. Read full Spring Show results starting on page 8. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2014

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

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

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Chris McCullough, President (2016)* - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Paula Bovre, Vice President (2016)* - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Marci Walker, Secretary (2016)* - 608-432-3223 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Kevin Jorgensen, Exec. Committee (2015) - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Matt Lippert, Exec. Committee (2015)* - 715-213-9441 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 Todd Borgwardt (2016)* - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Bill Calvert (2015) - 608-732-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Dan Cnossen (2017)* - 715-302-1327 N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Tracy Nelson (2017)* - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Chad Ryan (2017)* - 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 (2017)* - 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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FROM THE FIELD By Sarah Trapp, Holstein USA Regional Field Rep Is your herd COMPLETE?

Holstein COMPLETE is the premier program for convenience and savings. Holstein COMPLETE members saved an average of 13% on their bill by participating in 2013. Enrollment is based on the number of Registered Holsteins in the milking herd. The program runs yearly and the fees are based on your specific herd size. COMPLETE is a valuable program for any Holstein Member, whether your dairy is already taking advantage of our programs, or your herd needs to catch-up on registrations. Services included in the program are: • One National Membership • Registration for heifers less than three months of age • Internet Pedigrees • TriStar Premier • Choice of Sire Summaries or Red Book Plus/MultiMate software • One area Classification each year (Classic, Standard or Limited) Additional benefits for all COMPETE members are: • 5% discount on all genomic tests ordered • Regular registration fees reduced $6 for heifers 3 to 11 months of age • $25 price cap on Registration fees for females over 12 months of age • Bull Registration reduced to $6/bull, if registered at less than 3 months of age • Pedigrees at time of ID for $2 If you have questions about Holstein COMPLETE or other Holstein programs, please contact Chris Lyons at 920.723.2406, Dennis Devore at 319.270.5038, or me at 608.628.1978. Sarah Trapp, Northern Wisconsin & UP Michigan

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From your President Chris McCullough Dear Wisconsin Holstein members, I would like to wish everyone good luck at our upcoming District Shows across the state this month. If you would like to enter animals for the Wisconsin Championship Show, they must be done at your respective District Show. Just as a reminder, please make sure you have your registration papers in order before your show. If your cattle are identified with tags, make sure they are visible. Thank you to Kayla and Kristen ahead of time for all of the miles that they going to put on as our royalty going to not only the Districts Shows, but also the June Dairy Month activities, and representing the Wisconsin Holstein Association as well. We had over 90 campers at the recent Cow Camp. I hope all of the Juniors that attended had a terrific time, and learned a lot. A huge thank you to all the JAC members and other staff members that make this event such a hit for our Juniors. Chris McCullough

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs D Congratulations to Hank & Shannon Boschma of Sky-Reach Holsteins, on the birth of their son Gabriel Hielke on April 28. Gabe weighed 8 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are John & Tineke Boschma of Bosside Holsteins, Colby, and Gary & Diane van Doorn, Flambeau Manor Holsteins, Tony. J Congratulations to Rob and Gail (Wubbenhorst) Klinkner who welcomed Ginger Lynn Klinkner on April 24. She weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. & was 21 inches long. She joins siblings Reagan, Garrison, & Rubi. 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. 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: Thomas Niesen, Dan Karl Paquette, Balsam Lake Nicole Stuessy, Brooklyn Amber Hewitt, Casco Jim Miller, Fort Atkinson Gary & Letitia Dabbs, Pleasant Prairie Andrew Lewis, Arpin Lucie Thibault, Ellsworth Junior members: Blake & Brandon Biese, Chilton Ian Schwartzlow, Monticello Paisley, Kaiden & Aspen Hagen, Spencer Raymond Hailey, New Glarus Eli Peapenburg, Appleton Hana Weber, Elroy Cassidy Dabbs, Pleasant Prairie Katlyn & Kyle Schilling, Athens Anastasia Dannenberg, Mineral Point


risten’s attle omments

Greetings Holstein Pals, Once again, Kayla and I have been kept on our feet for the past couple weeks at a couple very exciting events. In the beginning of May, both of us attended Cow Camp in Ferryville. It was wonderful to meet so many youth in our Association and have a blast while doing it! For myself, this was my first time at Cow Camp and I can truly say I had a GREAT time. I encourage all youth in the future to attend, being as it is not only educational, but also super fun. The following weekend, we traveled to Trempealeau County and visited three elementary schools in the area. It was, and always is, a pleasure of ours to educate about the industry we are very passionate about. We taught around 200 kindergartners and second graders with our educational materials. Also, on Friday, May 30, we were at the Kids Express Learning Center in Madison, educating hundreds of youth on the importance of the dairy industry. We had a great time, and it’s exciting to see so much curiosity from young children about agriculture. Our most recent event has been at Cows on the Concourse in Madison, which is yet another opportunity for us to speak to the public about our ever-growing industry. All of the educational materials we use were given to us by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, and we offer them many “Thank You’s”, as their tools are very helpful. During this upcoming June Dairy Month, we will be attending many dairy breakfasts and breakfasts on the farm. In addition, we hope to see you all at the many District Shows across the state. As we enter the show season, I wish to offer all Juniors a small piece of advice. I would like to ask all of you to stop for a moment in the show ring, and remember who got you to that spot. Whether this be your parents, siblings, or the very best friends you’ve made in this Association; just pause and thank those people at some point. Thank them because I know what it’s like to realize that you never thanked your biggest supporter quite enough. With that, I wish you all the best of luck and will be cheering you all on from ring-side. We would both like to extend our “Congratulations” and well wishes to those of you competing at National Convention in Iowa, June 25-28. We know how hard you’ve worked to reach this point, and we hope you have a great time networking with other Juniors while “Moovin’ on the River”. As Kayla and I begin our state-wide travels, on one of our most recent road trips we shared a couple of good laughs that I would like to share with all of you. We realized how important it is to explain to the public what our Association is. One morning we were questioned at breakfast whether we were the princesses of the Wisconsin Housing Authority. Kayla and I had to inform them that no, selling real estate was not part of our duties. We were also “serenaded” at a restaurant with the singing of the Miss America song. Although we were both humbled and chuckled at the gesture, we did go on to explain who we really are. It’s all a part of the job! I hope to see everyone this summer at one of our many events. I am truly looking forward to having a fantastic summer, filled with what I love to do! Happy June Dairy Month! Kristen Broege

It’s time for District Shows... Is your membership paid? Membership renewals done after June 1 will incur a $10 late fee and will need be paid prior to showing at a District Show. Are your registration papers in order? Don’t wait until the last minute to send in your registrations - Holstein USA is very busy at this time of year. Also a reminder to make sure your animals have two tags in their ears if they are registered by tag ID. Animals without 2 tags will NOT be allowed to show.

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Monroe County Twilight Meeting Wednesday, July 2 • 7:30 p.m. Open Barn • Speaker Presentations • Judging Contest • Meal • Door Prizes RHA: 144 cows 3x 29,046 4.0 1164 3.1 906

Hosted by

Coulee Crest Farm Kurt Peterson

Scot Peterson

608-633-2321 608-769-7628 28752 Navajo Rd., Cashton, WI 54619 Directions to the farm: From the intersection of Hwy. 27 & Hwy. 33 at Cashton, take Hwy. 33 west for 5 miles, turn left on Navajo Rd.

Sponsored by Monroe County Holstein Breeders

The Vomastic family invites you to the

SHAWANO COUNTY HOLSTEIN TWILIGHT MEETING Friday night, June 20, 2014 Food, refreshments & silent auction 7:00-9:00 p.m. Judging Contest - 7:00-8:30 p.m. Shawano County Junior Dairy Bowl team vs. local farmers - 8:30 p.m. Door prizes & social to follow hosted by

RI-JUL HOLSTEINS Rick, Julie, Wesley, Sara & Christopher Vomastic Ms Minor Acres Butter-Red EX-93 2E (on right) Reserve Grand Junior Show, 2010 Midwest Summer R&W Show 2010 1st Jr Senior 3 Year old, Grand Intl. R&W Junior Show 2009 1st Jr Senior 2 Year old Grand Intl. R&W Junior Show 2x Supreme Champion Shawano County Fair Come see Butter along with her daughters by Shottle, Advent & Barbwire.

W2443 Redwood Dr., Pulaski, WI 920-609-0148 Directions to the farm: Off Hwy. 29 from the east, take Redwood Drive west (at Laney Cheese store) about 2 miles. Off Hwy. 29 from the west, take Hwy. F (just past Doc’s Harley) south 2 miles to Lawn Rd and continue straight ahead 2 more miles. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2014-7

2014 Midwest National Spring Show The 2014 Midwest National Spring Show was held in Jefferson, Wis., on Saturday, April 19. Judge Chris Lahmers placed 209 animals - 123 heifers and 86 cows. HM, Reserve Grand and Grand Champion Two show ring favorites took home Senior and Grand Champion honors at this year’s show. Robrook Goldwyn Cameron exhibited by Budjon, Vail, St Jacobs and Woodmansee, Lomira, was named Grand Champion. Reserve Champion honors went to the winning 150,000 lb. cow, Vangoh Durham Treasure exhibited by Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph. When selecting his senior champions, Judge Lahmers commented that this was “the best group of Holstein cows I’ve ever had the chance to line up.” In regards to his Grand Champion, Lahmers said she “has a tremendous dairy frame and you have to love her size and scale, open rib and that great mammary system.” He also admired Vangoh Durham Treasure for standing the test of time with a tremendous mammary system with a high, wide rear udder and more volume than the honorable mention champion selection, Rosedale Lexington-ET. Intermediate Champions were the winning Junior 3-Year-Olds, Dream-Prairie GW Alberta-ET and Weeks Dundee Anika, both exhibited by Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna. Judge Lahmers appreciated this pair of beautiful, balanced cows and commented that the winning Junior 3-Year-Old had lots of width and substance Grand Champions: Left to right - sponsor Sandy Morris, WHA with a high, wide rear udder and wide rump. He also appreciated the reserve Princess Kayla Krueger, John Cull, Jodi Hoynoski of Holstein USA, champion’s beautiful udder and silky dairyness. Robrook Goldwyn Cameron held by Tom Cull, Vangoh Durham Topping the heifer show was Comestar Larion Goldwyn exhibited by Jeff Treasure held by Mike Duckett, WHA Princess Attendant Kristen Butler, Chebanse, IL. Reserve honors went to Routina Zelgadis Paige exhibited by Ernie Kueffner & Jeff Butler, Chebanse, IL. Judge Lahmers commented that Broege and Judge Chris Lahmers. these two heifers handily sorted themselves to the top. He said the fall yearling had that size and scale and length from end to end and you could really see the advantage when you get the heifers lined up side by side. The reserve champion got the nod because she had more mass through the front end, width of chest and depth of heart. Claiming top honors in a competitive Junior Show were the 4-Year-Olds, Ms Angel Delluci exhibited by Connor Erbsen of Lanark, IL and Rose-Lyn Jasper Corvette exhibited by Tori Evert, Brooklyn, WI. Judge Lahmers commented that the winner was an ultra dairy cow with lots of style and a high, wide mammary system. The reserve champion followed the same pattern with snug attachments and levelness through the udder floor. Junior Champions of the Junior Show were the winning fall yearlings, Craigcrest Rejoices Recofir-ET exhibited by Eva Doornink, Baldwin, WI and WI Fischerdale Damion Rambo exhibited by Sara Griswold, Verona, WI. Judge Lahmers really liked this tremendous pair of heifers that stood high in a tough class. Winning the Premier Breeder banner was Budjon Farms and Joel Kietzman, Lomira, WI and the Exhibitor banner went to MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI. Grand Champions of the Junior Show: Judge Chris Lahmers, The Wisconsin Holstein Association would like to thank all the show sponsors Princess Kayla Krueger, Connor Erbsen holding Ms Angel Delluci, and trophy sponsors that helped to make the Midwest National Spring Show a Tori Evert holding Rose-Lyn Jasper Corvette and Princess Attendant success.

Following are the top 5 placings in each class. Winter Calf - 9: 1. Winright Chip of Excellence, Jeff Butler, Chebanse, IL 2. MS Bri Mel Atwood Charlie-TW, Lexie Thompson & Gary McCarthy, North Freedom, WI 3. (B&O) Demmers Amazing Dakota, Demmer Farms, Ellendale, MN 4. (1JR) Bella-Ridge Aftrshck Gin-ET, Derrek & Darren Kamphuis, Brandon, WI 5. Duckett Alex Twinkle, Robert Vandoske, Cleveland, WI (2JR) Duckett Dyment Becka-ET, Jessica & Nicole Pralle, Humbird, WI Fall Calf - 24: 1. (B&O) Budjon-Vail Bradnick Vicki, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI 2. (1JR) Sco-Lo Roy J-Wow 2051-ET, C, C & C Cannon & Kasey Lois, Dyersville, IA 3. Ryan-Vu Gchip Claudette-ET, Ryan-Vu & Chris & Jen Hill, Fond du Lac, WI 4. Liatris Brokaw Toutoune, Ernie Kueffner & Jeff Butler, Chebanse, IL 5. (2JR) OCD Lauthority Monet-ET, Alli, Brett, Gracie & Libby Walker, Wisconsin Dells, WI (JrB&O) 2nd-Look Metal 9021, Kayli Jo & Kalista Hodorff, Eden, WI 8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2014

Kristen Broege. Summer Yearling - 22: 1. Comestar Lamadana Doorman-ET, Ernie Kueffner & Jeff Butler, Chebanse, IL 2. (1JR) Bella-View Braxton Allure, Kayla Krueger, Marion, WI 3. Solid Gold De Gsun Disco-ET, John & Karen Weller, Dusty Schirm, Middleton, WI 4. (B&O) Budjon-JK Gldchip Eliora-ET, Budjon Farms & Joel Kietzman, Lomira, WI 5. Ryan-Vu Regin Raz A Taz, Ryan-Vu, Majestic-View & Crailoo, Fond du Lac, WI (2JR, JrB&O) WI Fischerdale Evangeline, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona, WI Spring Yearling - 24: 1. (B&O) Ashview-TG Atwood Lilly-ET, T, M & T Norling & T Galgowski, Beresford, SD 2. Mapel Wood Windhammer Elegance, Kueffner & Butler, Chebanse, IL 3. Morsan Miss Wonder-ETS, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 4. Budjon-JK GC Edversity-ET, Budjon Farms & Joel Kietzman, Lomira, WI 5. Budjon-JK Gchip Ellen-ET, Budjon Farms & Joel Kietzman, Lomira, WI (1JR) Elmlo Defiant Kamikaze, Nicholas Schuster & Laura Finley, Fond du Lac, WI (2JR)

Gen-I-Beq Mascalese Bronze, Scott Stempfle, Maynard, IA (JrB&O) Kampy Braxton Spirit Rae, Derrek & Darren Kamphuis, Brandon Winter Yearling - 20: 1. Routina Zelgadis Paige, Kueffner & Butler, Chebanse, IL 2. Lindale Laramie Flowers, B&C Meyer& Olivia Corson, Hampshire, IL 3. (B&O) Cross-Jen Dempsey Jana-ET, Jennifer Lynn Wakeley, Rockford, IL 4. MS Goldwyn Lucky Lady-ET, Majestic View & Rhonda Shore, Sun Prairie, WI 5. Budjon-JK Atwd Eware-ETS, Budjon Farms & Joel Kietzman, Lomira, WI (1JR) Miss Lauthority Glamorous, Kasey Lois, Burlington, WI (2JR) Budjon-JK Damion Eklipse-ET, Lindsey Sarbacker, Edgerton, WI (JrB&O) Stempfle Sid Hailey, Scott Stempfle, Maynard, IA Fall Yearling - 24: 1. Comestar Larion Goldwyn, Jeff Butler, Chebanse, IL 2. Eastside Brady Caramel, Victoria Nodolf, Belmont, WI 3. (1JR) Craigcrest Rejoices Recofir-ET, Eva Doornink, Baldwin, WI 4. (2JR) WI Fischerdale Damion Rambo, Sara Griswold, Verona, WI 5. (3JR, BO) Pfaffsway Sanchez Hot Toddy, Larissa & Olivia Pfaff, Alma Center, WI (JrB&O) Stempfle Windbrook Glitter, Scott Stempfle, Maynard, IA Junior Champion of the Junior Show: Craigcrest Rejoices Recofir-ET, Eva Doornink, Baldwin, WI Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior Show: WI Fischerdale Damion Rambo, Sara Griswold, Verona, WI Junior Champion: Comestar Larion Goldwyn, Jeff Butler, Chebanse, IL Reserve Junior Champion: Routina Zelgadis Paige, Ernie Kueffner & Jeff Butler, Chebanse, IL Junior Best 3 - 3: 1. Budjon Farms & Joel Kietzman, Lomira, WI 2. Bella-Ridge Holsteins, Marion, WI 3. Stemple Holsteins, Maynard, IA Unfresh 2 Year Old - 2: 1. Roggua Extreme Lassy, John Cannon & Scott Coons, Dyersville, IA 2. (1JR) OCD Hero Tea Leoni-ET, Tyler, Cole & Mikayla Endres, Lodi, WI Junior 2 Year Old - 9: 1. Farnear-TBR-BH At Corona-ET, Lake Prairie Holsteins & Le-O-La, St. Peter, MN 2. (BU) Shaft-Acres Schz Divine-ET, Beth Nelson, Blair, WI 3. (B&O) Ziems Reginald Muddys Monet, Timothy & Leah Ziemba, Elkhorn, WI 4. Barrvalley Reginald Tessa, G Schmidt, Franchise & D Thompson, Laudondille, OH 5. Demmers Sid Tsunami, Demmer Farms, Ellendale, IA (1JR, JrB&O) Joliam L Picante 4197-ET, Ryan, Jessica & Nicole Pralle, Humbird, WI (2JR) GBM Goldchip AubreyET, Madison, McKenzie & Payton Calvert, Cuba City, WI Senior 2 Year Old - 17: 1. (B&O) Lottos Atwood Lizette-ET, Budjon, Vail & Woodmansee, Lomira, WI 2. Val-Bisson Contrast Illara-ETS, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 3. Rob-Cri Atlantic Beehive, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI 4. Straussdale GW Atwood 1337, Straussdale Holsteins, Lake Mills, WI 5. Tande Atwood Popsie, Regancrest, Waukon, IA (1st JR) Bella-Ridge Gin Blossom-ET, Derrek & Darren Kamphuis, Brandon, WI (2nd Jr) Tag-Lane 8055 Sanchez 61, Brad & Ryan Griswold, Ixonia, WI (JrB&O) Arthurcreek Atwood Coco-ET, Nathan Arthur, Sumner, IA Junior 3 Year Old - 5: 1. Dream-Prairie GW Alberta-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 2. (BU) Weeks Dundee Anika, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 3. (1JR, B&O) Langer Dundee Bubbles-ET, Jenna Langer, DeForest, WI 4. (2JR) Tumbleweed Goldwyn Leeza-ET, Larissa & Olivia Pfaff, Alma Center, WI 5. (3JR, Prod) Moorclose Fever Marcella, Madison, McKenzie & Payton Calvert, Cuba City, WI Senior 3 Year Old - 9: 1. (BU, Prod) D-K-Silk Atwood Satin-ET, B Gingerich, T Freeman & K Parks, Millersburg, IN 2. (1JR) Butlerview Aftersh April-ET, Ryan Lauber, Union Grove, WI 3. (2JR) Kishholm Collett, Lauren Kishman & Grant Fremstad, Lone Rock, WI 4. MS Jasper Sarah-ET, Larissa & Olivia Pfaff & Brynn Kasten, Alma Center, WI 5. Mar-Linda-K Damion Jilette, Nicole Wright, Watertown, WI Intermediate Champion: Dream-Prairie GW Alberta-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI Reserve Intermediate Champion: Weeks Dundee Anika, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 4 Year Old - 18: 1. (BU) Sandy-Valley Atwd Blacky-ET, M & J Duckett & D Dyment, Rudolph, WI 2. Eastriver Gold Deb 850-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 3. (1JR) MS Angel Dellucci, Connor Erbsen, Lanark, IL 4. Garay Alexander Destiny-ET, M & J Duckett and F & J Phillipson, Rudolph, WI 5. (B&O, Prod) Indianhead Redcarpet Tia-ET, Robert Schauf, Barron, WI (2JR) Rose-Lyn Jasper Corvette, Tori Evert, Brooklyn, WI 5 Year Old - 11: 1. (BU) Robrook Goldwyn Cameron, Budjon, Vail, St Jacobs & Woodmansee, Lomira, WI 2. (B&O) Ludwigs-DG Goldwyn Ella-ET, Ludwig Farms & Tony Netemeyer, Fithian, IL 3. Ludwigs-DG Goldwyn Emmy-ET, Ludwig Farms, Fithian, IL 4. (1JR) Rosedale Maggie

Mae, Jenna Langer, DeForest, WI 5. Pineylawn Jasper Bethany, Heatherstone Enterprises, Inc., Baraboo, WI (2JR, JrB&O) Krull Jasper Eventful, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills, WI 6 Year and Older - 12: 1. (B&O, BU) Rosedale Lexington-ET, Rosedale Genetics, Ltd., Oxford, WI 2. Macpes Fortune Koquine-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 3. Team Durham Morgan-ET, Team Holsteins, Hampshire, IL 4. Sunrose Jess, Bryce & Brant Gingerich & Riley Treat, Millersburg, IN 5. Kamps-Hollow Weigland AJ-ET, Ryan & Troy Weigel, Platteville, WI (1JR) Sco-Lo-Damion Harp, Cael, Chase & Caden Cannon & Geanna Coons, Dyersville, IA (2JR) Melarry Atlanta Nancy, Jenna Langer, DeForest, WI 150,000 lb. Cow - 3: 1. (BU, Prod) Vangoh Durham Treasure, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI 2. Hazel-Bush Flap Flower, Beth Nelson, Blair, WI 3. (B&O) Dorsland Elly Evelyn-ET, Matthew Dorshorst, Junction City, WI Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show: Krull Japser Eventful, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills, WI Senior & Grand Champion of the Junior Show: Ms Angel Delluci, Connor Erbsen, Lanark, IL Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show: Rose-Lyn Jasper Corvette, Tori Evert, Brooklyn, WI Best Udder of Show: Vangoh Durham Treasure, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Rosedale Lexington-ET, Rosedale Genetics, Ltd., Oxford, WI Senior & Grand Champion of the Show: Robrook Goldwyn Cameron, Budjon, Vail, St. Jacobs & Woodmansee, Lomira, WI Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion of the Show: Vangoh Durham Treasure, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI Best Three Females - 0 Produce of Dam - 2: 1. Ludwig Farms, Fithian, IL 2. Tim & Leah Ziemba, Elkhorn, WI Dam & Offspring - 1: 1. Tim & Leah Ziemba, Elkhorn, WI Premier Breeder: Budjon Farms & Joel Kietzman, Lomira, WI Premier Exhibitor: MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI Premier Sire: Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET State Herd: Wisconsin

Junior Champions: Judge Chris Lahmers, Jeff Butler, Roger Turner holding Comestar Larion Goldwyn, Pat Conroy holding Routina Zelgadis Paige and Princess Attendant Kristen Broege wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2014-9

Winter Calf: Princess Kayla Krueger, Winright Chip of Excellence & Roger Turner

Fall Calf: Princess Attendant Kristen Broege, Budjon-Vail Bradnick Vicki and Tom Cull

Summer Yearling: Princess Attendant Kristen Broege, Comestar Lamadana Doorman-ET and Dave Dyment

Spring Yearling: Princess Kayla Krueger, Ashview-TG Atwood Lilly-ET, Tony Galgowski & Ted Norling

Winter Yearling: Princess Kayla Krueger, Routina Zelgadis Paige and Pat Conroy

Fall Yearling: Sponsor Joan Judd, Princess Attendant Kristen Broege, Comestar Larion Goldwyn and Roger Turner

Unfresh 2 Year Old: Princess Attendant Kristen Broege, Roggua Extreme Lassy and Levi Banowitz

Junior 2 Year Old: Princess Kayla Krueger, Farnear-TBR-BH At Corona-ET, Megan Herberg, Kyle Demmer & Molly Herbert

Senior 2 Year Old: Princess Kayla Krueger, Lottos Atwood Lizette-ET and Tom Cull

Junior 3 Year Old: Princess Attendant Kristen Broege, Dream-Prairie GW Alberta-ET and Jamie Endvick

Senior 3 Year Old: Princess Attendant Kristen Broege, Princess Kayla Krueger, D-KSilk Atwood Satin-ET and Bruce Gingerich

4 Year Old: Princess Kayla Krueger, SandyValley Atwd Blacky-ET and Dave Dyment

Junior Best Three: Budjon-JK

Premier Exhibitor: MilkSource Genetics 12–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2014

5 Year Old: Princess Attendant Kristen Broege, Robrook Goldwyn Cameron and Tom Cull

6 Year Old & Older: Princess Kayla Krueger, Rosedale Lexington-ET and Mark Rueth

150,000 lb. Cow: Princess Attendant Kristen Broege, Vangoh Durham Treasure and Mike Duckett

Produce of Dam: Princess Attendant Kristen Broege, Madison Fischer & Lucas Clanton

Dam & Offspring: Princess Attendant Kristen Broege and Leah & Tim Ziemba

Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Jodi Hoynoski of Holstein USA, Rosedale Lexington-ET, Mark Rueth and Princess Kayla Krueger

Best Udder of Show: Princess Attendant Kristen Broege, Vangoh Durham Treasure and Mike Duckett

Champion B&O of Junior Show: Princess Kayla Krueger, Krull Jasper Eventful and Cassy Krull

Junior Champions of the Junior Show: Judge Chris Lahmers, Eva Doornink holding Craigcrest Rejoices Recofir-ET, Sara Griswold holding Fischerdale Damion Rambo and Princess Attendant Kristen Broege.

Premier Breeder: Budjon Farms & Joel Kietzman

Intermediate Champions: Judge Chris Lahmers, Princess Kayla Krueger, Jamie Endvick holding Dream-Prairie GW Alberta-ET, Jim Ostrom holding Weeks Dundee Anika and Princess Attendant Kayla Krueger.

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Midwest Spring Red & White Show Jefferson, WI • Judge: Molly Sloan • 85 Shown Winter Calf (11): 1. (1st Jr, B&O) Forest-Ridge Madge-Red-ET, J,L,M Harbaugh & A Loehr, Marion, WI 2. (2nd Jr) Willow-Marsh Macey-Red, Booth-Haven Holsteins, Plymouth, WI 3. MilkSource Abl Kate-Red-ET, Milk Source, Kaukauna, WI 4. Milk Source Abst Kiara-Red-ET, Milk Source, Kaukauna, WI 5. Schulter SGT Pepper-Red-ET, Schluter Holsteins, Gifford, IL Fall Calf (12): 1. Pamprd Ab Ivy-Red-ET, Crestbrooke, Fond du Lac, WI 2. Miss Hot Mama-Red-ET Smith, Majestic, Hueffner & Vail, Watertown, WI 3. (1st Jr, B&O) Inspired Doncha Missme-Red, Paige & Hannah Nelson, Ellsworth, WI 4. Four-Hills D Jessalyn-Red-ET, Britney Hill & Franchise Schmidt, Loudonville, OH 5. (2nd Jr) Budjon-Vail DesignerRed, Laura Finley, Lake Mills, WI Summer Yearling (7): 1. Tower-Ridge GC Mimi-Red-ET, Pfaffsway & High Life, Alma Center, WI 2. (1st Jr) Oakfield-Bro Firebal-Red-ET, Booth-Haven, Plymouth, WI 3. (B&O) Lake-Prairie Piclo Aria-Red-ET, Molly Herberg, St Peter, MN 4. Solid-Gold DeLyric-Red-ET, Gruenes, Fond du Lac, WI 5. (2nd Jr) Lyons-DL Rst Grapefruit-Red, Carly Lyons, Castalia, IA Spring Yearling (6): 1. (B&O) Rosedale The Rose-Red-ET, Rosedale Genetics LTD, Oxford, WI 2. Morrill Heztry Clover-Red, Allyndale, Conroy, Hammertime & Kimball, Poynette, WI 3. Miss Colt Pass A DenaRed, Elginvue & Sampson, Arlington, MN 4. (1st Jr) V-View Destry Merlot-Red-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia, WI 5. St-Yle-Sa Is Springtime-Red, Stephanie Aves, Poplar Grove, IL Winter Yearling (8): 1. Schluter Sandy Lee-Red, Woker & Featherstone, Greenville, IL 2. (B&O) Lyn-Vale Cherrypepper-Red, William Schultz III, Waldo, WI 3. Milk Source Alwy Loca-Red, Bella-View Holsteins, Marion, WI 4. Rosedale Rumor Has It-Red-ET, Rosedale Genetics LTD, Oxford, WI 5. Frozenes LP Contdr Lark-Red-ET, Michael & Laura J Rammer, Sheboygan, WI (1st Jr) Booth-Haven Classy Lady-Red, C,A & C Booth, Plymouth, WI (2nd Jr) Scenic-Edge HR Julep-Red-ET, Cole, Ava, Campbell, & Royce Booth, Plymouth WI Fall Yearling (8): 1. Bohnview Barb Ling Ling-Red, Chris & Jennifer Hill, Thurmont, MD 2. Ovaltop Rlty Ronnie-Red-ET, Milk Source, Kaukauna, WI 3. (B&O) Rosedale Rising Legend-Red-ET, Rosedale Genetics LTD, Oxford, WI 4. Holbric Brbire A-Burner-Red, Jason Swanson, Capron, IL 5. Swanee-Lee MS Dynamite-Red, Linda Swanson, Garden Prairie, IL (1st Jr) Lyons-DL Bwire Ganessa-Red, Michael Lyons, Castalia, IA (2nd Jr) Swaindale Picolo Darla-Red, Sarbacker Cattle Company, Belleville, WI Junior Champion of the Junior Show: V-View Destry Merlot-Red-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia, WI Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior Show: Inspired Doncha Missme-Red, Paige & Hannah Nelson, Ellsworth, WI Junior Champion of the Show: Bohnview Barb Ling Ling-Red, Chris & Jennifer Hill, Thurmont, MD Reserve Junior Champion of the Show: Ovaltop Rlty Ronnie-RedET, Milk Source, Kaukauna, WI Junior Best Three (1): 1. Rosedale Genetics LTD, Oxford, WI

Unfresh 2 Year Old (2): 1. (1st Jr) Lonely-Mile BW Antique-Red, Jade Pinter, Curtiss, WI 2. (2nd Jr) HoneyView Sechl Fawn-Red, Sam Minch, Vesper, WI Junior 2 Year Old (3): 1. (1st Jr, BU) Rosedale Eye Candy-Red, Jenna Langer, DeForest, WI 2. (B&O) Nodolfland Chr Money-Red, Shane Nodolf, Belmont, WI 3. (2nd Jr) Funny Proposition-Red, Mikayla,Tyler, & Cole Endres, Lodi, WI Senior 2 Year Old (10): 1. Reyncrest Real Laredo-Red, Milk Source, Kaukauna, WI 2. (BU) MilkSource DTY Tammy-Red-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf & Dream-Fix, Ixonia, WI 3. Lake Prairie Allison-Red, Marvin & Joe Schluter, Lomira, WI 4. (1st Jr) Bossir Absolute Star-Red-ET, Jordyn Kamps, Belmont, WI 5. BBM CP Candi-Red-ET, Borba, Borba & Dyment, Rudolph, WI (2nd Jr) Krull Larson Dirty Girl-Red, Krull Farms, Lake Mills, WI Junior 3 Year Old (5): 1. (B&O, BU) Rosedale Lucky Rose-Red, Rosedale Genetics LTD, Oxford, WI 2. (1st Jr) Lyons-DL Secure GingengRed, Michael Lyons, Castalia, IA 3. (2nd Jr) Hilrose Shaquille AmaraRed, Jade Pinter, Curtiss, WI 4. Rosedale 2 Hot 2 Handle-Red, Carley Krull, Lake Mills, WI 5. Probert C Bree-Ella-Red, Kate Smith, Watertown, WI Senior 3 Year Old (3): 1. (B&O, BU) Ms Stranshome Alltheway-Red, J,Z,J,&D Stransky, Owatonna, MN 2. Burwall Inr Awesome-Red-ET, Wallace Behnke, Brooklyn, WI 3. Lyons-DL-Jet Star-Red, Carly Lyons, Castalia, IA Intermediate Champion: Ms Stranshome Alltheway-Red, J, Z, J, & D Stransky, Owatonna, MN Reserve Intermediate Champion: Reyncrest Real Laredo-Red, Milk Source, Kaukauna, WI 4 Year Old (5): 1. Scha-Kett Dusk Glamour-Red, Dellka Farms, Kerkhoven, MN 2. (B&O, BU) Cleland Absolute Coleen-Red, Jim & Vicky Cleland, Clinton, WI 3. (1st Jr) Wilstar Lion-K 7409-Red-ET, K,K,K,& K Hodorff, Eden, WI 4. (2nd Jr) G-Shanondoah Ad Jewels-Red, Niki Stefenhagen, Rockford, IL 5. (3rd Jr) R-Pinelawn Toy Della, Andy Sell, Watertown, WI 5 Year Old (2): 1. (BU) Dupasquier Contender WH-Red, Heatherstone Enterprises, Baraboo, WI 2. Valleyriver Jup Rudy-Red, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI Aged Cow (2): 1. (B&O, BU) Jen-D Devil Tiffany-Red, Stransky & Dingbaum, Owatonna, MN 2. Oakvale Advent Cinnabar-Red, Olivia Finke, London OH 125,000 lb. Cow (1): 1. Bri-Mel-Acres Advent Arika-Red, Heatherstone Enterprises, Baraboo WI Senior & Grand Champion of the Junior Show: Rosedale Eye Candy-Red, Jenna Langer, DeForest, WI Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show: Bossir Absolute Star-Red-ET, Jordyn Kamps, Belmont, WI Senior & Grand Champion: Jen-D Devil Tiffany-Red, Stransky & Dingbaum, Owatonna, MN

Junior Champions of the Junior Show: Lane Wendorf, Grady Wendorf holding V-View Destry Merlot-Red-ET, Hannah Nelson holding Inspired Doncha Missme-Red, WI Red & White Princess Carley Krull

Junior Champions: sponsor Al White, Judge Molly Sloan, Chris Hill holding Bohnview Barb Ling Ling-Red, Annette Ostrom holding Ovaltop Rlty Ronnie-Red-ET and WI Red & White Princess Carley Krull

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Reserve Senior Champion: Dupasquier Contender WH-Red, Heatherstone Enterprises, Baraboo, WI Reserve Grand Champion: Ms Stranshome Alltheway-Red, J, Z, J,& D Stransky, Owatonna, MN Best Bred & Owned of the Junior Show: Krull Larson Dirty GirlRed, Krull Farms, Lake Mills, WI Best Three Females: 1. Lyons-DL Holsteins, Castalia, IA Premier Breeder: Rosedale Genetics Ltd., Oxford, WI Premier Exhibitor: Milk Source, Kaukauna, WI

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Grand Champions of the Junior Show: WHA Princess Attendant Kristen Broege, Jordyn Kamps with Bossir Absolute-Red-ET, Jenna Langer with Rosedale Eye Candy-Red and WI Red & White Princess Carley Krull Photo courtesy of Nancy Sell

Join us... La Crosse County Holstein Breeders TWILIGHT MEETING Monday, June 23 • 7:00 p.m. La Crosse County Fairgrounds located at the corner of Hwy. 16 & County M in West Salem

~ Meal & Judging starts at 7:00 p.m. ~ Meeting & door prize drawing will start at 8:30 p.m. Senior Champions: Judge Molly Sloan, WHA Princess Kayla Krueger, Chelsea Holschbach with Dupasquier Contender WH-Red, Reid Stransky with Jen-D Devil Tiffany-Red and WI Red & White Princess Carley Krull

Questions, please contact Jody Hoyer at 608-786-0058 Sponsored by La Crosse County Holstein Breeders

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Hill-Ton Holsteins John, Evie & Charlie Hamilton Cuba City, WI by Ashley Yager

Evie, Charlie & John Hamilton

he rolling hills of Grant County, Wisconsin, are one of the best places to be on a warm spring day. As the corn planters hit the field, Registered Holstein breeders John and Evie Hamilton rely on extra hands from a neighbor and son Charlie to keep the field work moving while focusing on their 20-year Progressive Breeder Registry herd and 2008 Herd of Excellence. John and Evie are the third generation on the farm, which was rented by John’s grandparents, Charles and Florence Hamilton, starting in 1935. His parents, Bill and Marsha Hamilton, purchased the farm in 1956. Bill still retains ownership in the farm, while John and Evie own the animals and equipment and rent the farm from Bill. The Hamilton family started with grade cows, and in 1968 the first 40 stalls of the current milking barn were constructed. After John graduated high school in 1980, another 12 stalls were added to bring the total to 52. John was the only one of four siblings to return to the farm. John and Evie met at the Wisconsin State Fair in 1979 and married in 1984. They made it their mission early to have a herd of 100% Registered Holstein females, and accomplished that goal in 2001, when they purchased Bill’s share of the herd and sold the remaining grade females. The herd was only half registered when they were married, and members of the Registered Holstein herd were developed from the 4-H calves John and his siblings purchased as project calves. The Hill-Ton herd is now home to 65, 100% Registered Holstein females with a rolling herd average of 28,709 pounds milk, with 3.69% 1060 fat and 3.04% 872 protein. The herd boasts a 109.3 BAA with 10 Excellent, 34 Very Good and 11 Good Plus cows, with none lower. An additional 88 heifers are raised on-site. The Hamiltons have had 22 Gold Medal Dams, with all but one being homebred, and three Dams of Merit. They have also had over 30 cows that topped 200,000 pounds lifetime milk production, have bred a total of 52 Excellent cows and developed an additional three EX cows. Hill-Ton Toystory The farm consists of 198 acres


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with 120 tillable acres. All additional feed for the herd is purchased. The Hamiltons grow hay, corn and oats, and utilize some custom harvesting. John and Evie rely on very little, if any, outside help to run the farm. Their son, Charlie, is a major part of the operation while not in school. He is headed to UW-Madison in the fall to study dairy science, and has been a very active participant of the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association. Charlie is a current member of the WHA Junior Activities Committee and has been recognized as a National DJM Finalist. Registered Holsteins were first introduced to the Hamilton family’s herd in the late 1960s, and John purchased one of the founding mothers in the Hill-Ton herd in 1974. Stauffland Marquis Kiane, a Bauerville Marquis Duke daughter, was the first in the “K” family. Kiane’s great granddaughter, Hill-Ton Camaro Kay, VG-88, was the Hamilton’s first GMD and was also DOM. Her maternal sister, Avenger Katie was EX-91, but even more impressive from this family are the descendants from Hill-Ton Conductor Konnie, GP-81. Konnie was a granddaughter of Kiane, and to date has seven VG and two EX descendants. There are 8th and 9th generation daughters from this line by Pagewire, Time and Al currently in the herd. Hill-Ton Al Klassy-ET, is GP-83 first lactation, and Hill-Ton Pagewire Klaire is also GP-83 first calf. Both Klassy and Klaire are from EX dams, including 2E-91 Hi Metro Klass. Hill-Ton Laurin Kabucky, VG-87 at three years of age, is a young upand-comer in the Hill-Ton herd, and is a tenth generation Kiane. This Laurin x Automation x Morty had a record at 2-02 and 322 days that produced 29,845 milk with 3.6% 1060 fat and 2.8% 822 protein. Kabucky has a yearling daughter by Charlie. Another young cow from a different branch of the “K” family is Hill-Ton Braxton Kadence, VG-87, a Braxton x Outside. Kadence is projected to hit 30,000 pounds milk in her threeyear-old lactation, and finished her 2-01 record at 305 days with 24,852 milk with 3.57% 865 fat and 2.73% 662 protein. Another family that has provided founding roots for the Hamiltons includes offspring from Marclif-Ridge Aero Charlene, EX-92 2E. Charlene was purchased from Evie’s parents’ dispersal on April 1, 1997, when Charlie was just 15 months old. Margaret Kroning made the difficult decision to disperse the herd after her husband (Clifford) and oldest son (Larry) passed away in 1996. Charlene gave the Hamiltons two daughters - Hill-Ton Lee Chickie, EX-90, and Hill-Ton Terrason Cheery, VG-88, GMD. Charlene had over 233,000 pounds lifetime milk in seven and a half lactations, and her daughters have Chickadee EX-91 provided Charlie with a piece of

the Hill-Ton herd to call his own. Hill-Ton Mailing Charming-ET, EX-92 2E, is a Mailing daughter of Chickie with over 150,000 pounds lifetime milk in six lactations. Charming has a VG-85 Sanchez daughter in her second lactation and a Lauthority heifer on the ground. Another daughter of Chickie was Hill-Ton Mailing Cheri-ET, VG-86. Cheri has a VG-87 daughter by Final Cut and EX-91 daughter by Toystory. The Final Cut has a GP-82 Shout, and additional daughters and granddaughters by Charlie and Domain. Hill-Ton Toystory Chickadee has a daughter on the ground by Bradnick. The Hamilton’s “E” family was founded from a Grant County Herdbuilder project - Plackes-SVF Tweety Elevation, or “Ellie,” scored VG-85. Another impressive maternal line with multiple VG and EX dams, the Hamiltons currently have a sixth generation Ellie in the herd, Hill-Ton Damion Empire, EX-91 (Damion x VG-87 Freelance Empress x VG-88 GMD Outside x EX-90 GMD Blackjack). Empire has a milking daughter by Sid that needs to see the classifier, and an ET daughter by Chelios with more pregnancies on the way. The Hamiltons also have a Braxton granddaughter of Empire, and Empire had a 4-02, 365 day record that produced 30,412 milk with 4.08% 1240 fat and 3.3% 1013 protein. Another sixth generation Ellie making an impact is Hill-Ton Sanchez Eternal, EX-91, a maternal sister to Empire. Eternal has a VG-85 twoyear-old by Time that is wrapping up her first lactation at nearly 27,000 pounds milk. Eternal herself produced a three-year-old record at 3-00 and 365 days of 33,664 milk with 3.82% 1319 fat and 3.11% 1072 protein. A maternal sister to Freelance Empress, Hill-Ton Advent Emperial is scored EX-91, has a daughter by Just Right and a 4-02 record of 30,412 4.08% 1240 3.3% 1013 in 365 days. A second “E” family in the Hill-Ton herd was started with a purchase John made in the Hill Country Exclusive sale in 1983. He bought the heifer from Evie’s father, and Marclif-Ridge R Tempo Erlene’s legacy began in the Hill-Ton herd. The Hamilton’s currently have a ninth generation Erlene in the herd. Hill-Ton Aspen Elaura, EX-93 2E, is an Aspen x VG-86 Throne x EX-90 Dante x EX-90 Outside x EX-91 Iv-Ann. Even more impressive are the daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters of Elaura’s Throne dam, including a VG-88 Al granddaughter (first lactation), EX-91 Lheros daughter, VG-85 Time granddaughter (first lactation), and additional highprofile heifers by Damion, Domain, Bradnick, Mammoth and Just Right. Elaura had a 3-05 record at 305 days of 34,615 milk with 4.0% 1385 fat and 2.9% 1003 protein. Hill-Ton’s “C” family currently has the largest percentage of offspring in the herd, and was founded from Rainbow-Valley Carlo Carla, GP-83. Carla was consigned by Jerry and Margie Nauman (Evie’s sister) to the 1978 Grant County Sale and purchased by John’s dad, Bill. Her granddaughter, Hill-Ton Majesty Casey, EX-90 3E GMD DOM, had five daughters. Three of her daughters still have active maternal lines in the herd, and they include Inspiration Cassandra, GP-82, Inspiration Cassie, EX-92 2E, and Astre Cassidy, EX-90. There are a total of 26 milking females and heifers from this family, with several VG and EX offspring currently in the herd. Finally, the Hamiltons have had the opportunity to work with WelshEdge Jackpot, VG-85. Jackpot was made available by the Petersheim family of Vernon County for the Wisconsin Junior Holstein calf raffle in 2008. The Hamiltons are very appreciative of the chance to work with Jackpot, who has a daughter on the ground by Gold Chip. Jackpot had a threeyear-old record that at 3-10 and 365 days produced 35,562 milk with 3.3% 1104 fat and 3.0% 983 protein. In total, the Hamiltons have 15 maternal lines represented in their herd, which is only further proof of their desire to breed for a wellbalanced, outcross group of cows. John and Evie strive to breed for size and stature first in their program, as they feel frame is a definite need for cows to have the capacity to produce large amounts of milk. The Hamiltons also look for bulls with good udder and foot and leg composites. Bulls found in the tank include Ocaliber, Brokaw, Heztry, Just Right, Golden Dreams, More Gold, and a touch of red and white and polled semen. Bulls that John and Evie feel have done well in building their herd include Advent, Sanchez, Sidney, Aspen, and Mich, in addition to foundation sires Lee, Outside, Inspiration, Mailing and Stoneham. In the heifer pens, visitors can find daughters by Goldchip, Charlie, Braxton, Bradnick and Brokaw. Young cows in the barn are sired by Lauthority with other Comestar bulls sprinkled in. Additional cows that are standouts are sired by Al, Pronto and Big Time.

Hill-Ton Damion Empire EX-91

Hill-Ton Sanchez Eternal EX-91

Hill-Ton Aspen Elaura EX-93 2E When John and Evie have a moment to step off the farm they enjoy showing, church and Junior Holstein activities. They are excited to see Charlie graduate at the end of May with Valedictorian honors. Charlie is also looking forward to heading to Madison this fall to get his college education and make sure the farm is the right fit for him in the dairy industry. John and Evie have no plans to grow the operation, but rather, maintain what they have and continue to build on an already outstanding base of quality Holsteins.

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NATIONAL DIRECTOR’S REPORT Dear Holstein Breeders, The Holstein Association USA board of directors held its spring meeting in late March in Brattleboro, Vt. A number of important conversations and decisions took place and we’ll take a few moments to share some of the highlights. Financially speaking, the Holstein Association is on solid footing. The Audit Committee met the entire day prior to the Association’s two-day board meeting in Hartford, Conn. Audit Committee Chair Schaufelberger gave full report the following day at the board meeting. In addition to having a solid performance for the fiscal year, the Holstein Association’s Reserve Fund had a solid year as well. At year’s end, the Reserve Fund stood at $26.7 million. This does not include assets of Holstein Foundation of $6 million. In 2013, the Holstein Association’s Reserve Fund had a return of 15 percent while the Foundation (invested somewhat differently) yielded 12.5 percent. The concept of the Association’s Reserve Fund dates back to 1903. At the time, the Association’s directors and management set aside $20,000 over a three-year horizon to protect itself against financial downturns. Since that time, the Reserve Fund has grown a great deal. It is the stated goal to have one year’s operating expense set aside to shield itself against difficult financial conditions. Applying a little match, there the Association is $8.1 million above its Reserve ($26.7 million minus $18.6 million financial production). That said, the Audit Committee recommended to the board of directors that the Association allocate up to 5 percent annually from the Reserve Fund be designated toward the betterment of the Holstein Association, its members and the Holstein cow. At least half of that 5 percent should target breed improvement and research, with the remainder targeted on capital improvements and other projects deemed necessary by the Holstein Association USA board of directors and staff. The board also took action to clarify the developments among Red Holsteins. In addition to the dominant black coat color allele and it recessive red carrier counterpart; there are two other alleles that effect coat color on the chromosome 18. There is the Black/Red gene and the “wild-type red” allele. Both need to either be paired with each other or the recessive red carrier allele to be expressed in a Holstein. Up until now, “wild-type red” where categorized as Black/Red. After board action, the Association will begin taking action to correctly code these animals.

2013 WHA Treasure Quest Winners Grand Prize: Christopher Gunst, Poy Sippi who selected Lyn-Vale Atwood Gracee-ET, entered by Bill Schultz, Waldo

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Also new to the red front is the Dominant Red gene. Thanks to research at the University of California-Davis, we know this condition is found on Chromosome 3. As its name implies, an animal receiving a single copy of the dominant red allele from one parent will be red. This gene truly warrants being called Dominant Red because the dominant red allele will “dominate” all other coat color alleles. If an animal has even one copy of the Dominant Red allele, it will be red, even if the traditional gene is coding for black hair. Simply said, Dominant Red trumps all other forms of red color. To recap order of inheritance for Red and White Holsteins: DR = Dominant Red Recessive Red modes of action: ED = Black and White gene EBR = Black-Red gene E+ = “Wild-type” red e = carrier of recessive red To learn more, go to: Color.php In other business, the Type Committee recommended that classification staff look into the possibility of coding secondary traits. The priority order included: crampiness, foot warts, rear teats too small and/or too far back, spread toes, recessed anus, udder quality, winged shoulders and high pins. The Genetic Advancement Committee held it’s meeting during the National Genetics Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. At that meeting, they discussed potential updates to the TPI formula. The board approved moving forward with an analysis of potential changes to the formula. Also at the meeting, Dr. Ben Dorshorst gave an in-depth discussion on the inheritance of polled genetics and how the frequencies of the gene could be increased within the breed. Also comparisons of genetic merit between polled and non-polled Holsteins was discussed by Dorshorst and the board. It is our pleasure to represent you on the national Holstein board. If you have questions or concerns, we’d appreciate hearing from you. We look forward to seeing you in Iowa this June. Your National Directors, Paul Buhr Corey Geiger Mark Kerndt Boyd Schaufelberger

Other drawing winners and their TQ “Tub” Sponsors:

Accelerated Genetics tub: Gerald Schiefelbein, Fall Creek The Country Today tub: Cade Stanek, Fall Creek NASCO tub: Kalista Hodorff, Eden Hoard’s Dairyman tub: Karlee Ketelboeter, Dane Holstein World tub: Matt Lippert, Pittsville Wisconsin Holstein tub: Braeden Bechel, Elmwood Initial Design tub: Mary Holle, Baldwin Supreme Awards tub: Travis Krohlow, Austen Schmidt & Nick Schuster, Black Creek, Cascade & Fond du Lac Apple-Vue Dairy Services tub: Eva Doornink, Baldwin World Dairy Expo tub: Kayla Krueger, Marion Frontier FS tub: Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna

District 3 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The July/August issue will feature District 4 Clark, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Taylor & Wood counties.

Crawford County

2013 Adult Membership: 28; Jr. Membership: 21 Junior Association officers - President: Taylor Moret; Vice President: Jessica Steger; Treasurer: Jason Kearns. In January, 14 members traveled to Junior Convention in Wisconsin Dells. All of the member participated or volunteered in the Dairy Bowl contest. The junior team of Regen Kramer, Clare Tenor, Sarah Kearns, and Allison Anderson did well for their first time. The senior team of Jason Kearns, Sawyer Roberts, Jonathon Manning and Colin Landis missed the semi-finals by one round. Also, Jessica Steger and Regan Kramer participated in the speaking contest. Jessica received a first in the intermediate category and will be traveling to Dubuque in June for the National Speaking contest at the National Holstein Association Convention. Good Luck Jessica! Jessica also summited photos and received People’s Choice for her animal photo. Emily Steger entered in the folding display contest. Fun was had by all.

Grant County

2013 Adult Membership: 91; Jr. Membership: 24 Adult Association officers - President: Dan Steffensmeier; Vice President: Craig Pagenkopf; Secretary: Ashley Mergen; Treasurer: Kim Esser; Directors: Alan Errthum & John Hamilton. Junior Association officers - President: Charlie Hamilton; Vice President: Adrianna Lau; Secretary: Charlie Moore; Treasurer: Abriana Errthum; Advisors: Troy & Jaime Noble. The Grant County juniors had another trip to the junior convention in January. The dairy bowl teams did very well, Drew Noble was recognized with a 12 & Under award, Charlie Hamilton received a DJM award and several other members participated in contests in the contest room. The group has just completed selling Yankee candles for their spring fundraiser and are planning a cookout for this summer. The Grant County Holstein Breeders held their annual banquet in February. Receiving the service award was Andy Buttles and Ashley Mergen was elected to the board of directors. The association continues to support the county junior members by hosting a state fair selection show in June and offering premium money to blue ribbon animals from the junior show that show during the open show at county fair.

Iowa County

2013 Adult Membership: 64; Jr. Membership: 26 Adult Association officers - President: Angela Davis-Brown; Vice President: Mark Weier; Secretary/Treasurer: James Parish; Directors: Mike Brokish, Shayla Danz, Aaron James & Erik Gilbertson. Junior Association officers - President: Jake Brokish; Vice President: Kari Brokish; Secretary: Elizabeth Watrud; Treasurer: Zach Dressler; Reporter: Morgan Storkson. The Iowa County Holstein Breeders invite exhibitors and spectators to Mineral Point on July 12-15 for the WI Holstein Championship Show and Red and White Show. We are excited to be hosting these two special events this summer. If you are coming to enjoy the shows, come for the weekend and check out the great attractions here in scenic Iowa County. The host town is very historical and has many local artists that have galleries and studios in town. Visit Mineral Point at www.mineral to see what is available.  Our Junior Holstein group participated in Junior Holstein Convention events including Dairy Jeopardy and Dairy Bowl and the group has a lot of fun at convention. At the 2013 Iowa County Fair the Iowa County Holstein Breeders sponsored a Two Year Old All-Breeds Futurity with 17 animals showing. This event was a formal affair and created alot of talk and brought people into the show ring to see the this grand event.  We look forward to hosting this event for many years to come.

Lafayette County

2013 Adult Membership: 65; Jr. Membership: 23 Adult Association officers - President: Kim Voigts; Vice President: Mike

Van Schyndle; Secretary: Stacey Balbach; Treasurer: Ryan Weigel; Directors: Kerry Gratz, Bill Calvert & Amanda Williams. Junior Association officers - President: Emily Reuter; Vice President: Maria Balbach; Secretary: Emma Buss; Treasurer: Logan Voigts. The Lafayette County Holstein Association awards scholarship money to deserving youth from the county towards college expenses. The junior organization is very active with competitions at the Junior Convention, showing and fundraisers.

Richland County

2013 Adult Membership: 30; Jr. Membership: 17 Adult Association officers - Directors: Ken Kishman, Kevin Kepler & Rachel Turgasen; Treasurer: Mark Turgasen. Junior Association officers - President: Grant Fremstad; Vice President: Sierra Lurvey; Secretary: Zach Nelson; Treasurer: Calli Storms; Directors: Wyatt Storms, Lauren Kishman & Brock Nelson; Junior Advisor: Beth Storms. Richland County Juniors attended the Junior Holstein Convention located at the Glacier Canyon Lodge in Wisconsin Dells. Richland County had three Dairy Bowl teams, one representing each division. The rookie team members included Logan Turgasen, Richland Center; Darin Nelson, Ithaca; Wyatt Storms, Muscoda; and Lauren Kishman, Lone Rock. Representing the Junior team was Grant Fremstad, Lone Rock; Calli Storms, Muscoda; and Zachary and Brock Nelson, Ithaca. The Senior team comprised of Sierra Lurvey, Lone Rock; Heidi Solchenberger, Cazenovia and Devin Kepler, Viola. Richland County Juniors also participated in Dairy Jeopardy, the photography and banner contests. Richland County’s dairy promotion banner, created by Holly Nelson, placed second. After 15 plus years of service and dedication to the Richland County Hostein Association, Dana Kepler resigned as the Richland County Junior Holstein advisor. Many thanks for her awesome service to the club. Beth Storms has accepted the position as the new advisor.

Learning Linear Book: Improve the Productive Life of Your Herd

April 21, 2014: LEARNING LINEAR, a new book published by Hoard’s Dairyman, provides dairy producers with a valuable resource to boost profitability. There is a direct correlation between a cow’s conformation or type (classification scores) and higher lifetime production. Understanding linear evaluation enhances every dairy farmer’s ability to make better mating decisions resulting in profitable, long-lived dairy cows. And for many others it fosters lifelong skills that will serve them in personal and professional capacities. Learning Linear is a 24-page educational book with over 90-plus color photos. Each set of photos shows the range of each linear trait and corresponding scores from 5 to 45. This in-depth book based on the Young Dairymen series in our magazine includes a full-page body parts diagram, two linear scoring worksheets, nonlinear traits and the PDCA scorecard. A great teaching tool for judges of any age, Learning Linear is especially helpful for beginning 4-H or FFA judging members. Significant volume discounts are available when ordering quantities, making these resources affordable for agriculture education classes, FFA teams and 4-H judges. With the full-color photos and worksheets, Learning Linear is a hands-on learning tool that allows the reader to easily visualize the traits and understand the biological range of points. To learn more and order Learning Linear, visit bookstore/line Established in 1885, Hoard’s Dairyman magazine informs and educates dairy farmers and those who work with them. Contributing authors include researchers and extension specialists from agricultural colleges, veterinarians, dairy producers and other authorities related to dairying. Hoard’s Dairyman helps readers run their businesses more effectively because Hoard’s Dairyman operates a dairy farm themselves and writes about their experiences. The Hoard’s Dairyman Farm is home to the largest and longest continually registered Guernsey herd in the United States. The farm was expanded and added Jerseys in late 2009. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2014-17

2014 Wisconsin Championship Show Iowa County Fairgrounds, Mineral Point, WI • July 12-16 Show Chair: Mark Gilbertson (608) 574-8107 and Angela Davis-Brown (608) 574-7756 or (608) 935-3814 Stalling requests - please call Mark Gilbertson at (608) 574-8107 or Mark Weier at (608) 341-8233

Hotel Information

Schedule of Events

Mineral Point Lodging: Redwood Motel - 608-987-6500 Quality Inn - 608-987-4747 Dairyland Hotel - 608-987-3141 There are also Bed and Breakfasts in the Mineral Point area. More information on B&Bs in the area can be found at Dodgeville Hotels - 10-15 minute drive from the fairgrounds Best Western Quiet House and Suites - 608-935-7739 House on the Rock Inn - 608-935-3711 Super 8 - 608-935-3888 Pine Ridge Motel - 608-935-3386

Friday, July 11 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Grounds open for bed down only

Saturday, July 12 8:00 a.m.

Sunday, July 13 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Grounds open for bed down and cattle arrival Cattle check-in by WHA Staff Exhibitors meeting Cattle must be in place on grounds Red & White State Championship Show

Monday, July 14 8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

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

Belmont Hotel - 10-15 minute drive from the fairgrounds Belmont Inn and Suites - 608-762-6900

2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Camping available at fairgrounds to the west of the beef barn and on the infield of the track for $25.00/night, payable to the Iowa County Holstein Breeders.

Tuesday, July 15

Welcome to Mineral Point!

Directions to the Iowa County Fairgrounds - 900 Fair St., Mineral Point, WI 53565


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From Hwy. 151: Take exit 37 toward County Hwy. O/Business US 151/ Mineral Point. Turn right onto Ridge St., take the 3rd left onto Fair St. (by Kwik Trip), fairgrounds entrance just past cemetery. From Hwy. 39: Hwy. 39 turns into Fountain St. in Mineral Point. Turn right on Ridge St. then right onto Fair St. (by Kwik Trip), fairgrounds entrance just past cemetery.

9:00 a.m.

WHA Championship Cow Show

Stalling & Supply Order Form The Iowa 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 by July 1. 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. Please let us know how many of each you would like delivered for bed down on Friday, July 11. Number of animals to actually be stalled ______________________ Contact Person __________________________________________

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Cell phone number used during show ________________________

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Map to Iowa County Fairgrounds 900 Fair St. Mineral Point, WI 53565 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2014

If you have a group, please list other persons in your string: _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Big Straw Bales - 3x4x8, 900 lb. bales pre-paid by July 1 #_______ x $85 = $ ___________ after July 1 #_______ x $95 = $ ___________ Marth Wood Shavings

#_______ x $5.50 = $ __________

Beet Pulp - 40 lb. bags

#_______ x $9.70 = $ _________

Total amount payable to Iowa County Holstein Breeders $ ____________ Return by July 1 to: Angela Davis-Brown, 3008 Elliott Brown Rd., Dodgeville, WI 53533

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Selling in the National Convention Sale

Wesselcrest CC Malibu-ET

Born: 3-16-14 Sire: Cashcoin +2457GTPI +877NM +1931M +77F +56P +7.8PL +.3DPR 2.58SCS +2.70PTAT +3.00UDC +1.85FLC Dam: WESSELCREST FACEB MAKYAH-ET +2379 GTPI ~ #3 Facebook in World GTPI, #2 LPI Facebook to full sister, Maggie #1 LPI Facebook Gr'dam (photed): MOUNTFIELD YNC MICHIGAN-ET VG-85 GTPI +2194 / 2-4 305 30,983 4.4 1374 3.5 1081 Maternal Sister to Mogul


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Born: 3-16-14 Sire: Mack +2464GTPI +829NM +1030M +63F +42P +7.5PL +2.7DPR 2.69SCS +3.23PTAT, 3.03UDC, 2.13FLC Dam: HNKES-WESSEL UNO SHARI-ET +2375GTPI Gr'dam: COOL LAWN SUPER SUPERB GP-82 2-6 305 31,238 3.6 1125 3.5 1081 Owned with Henkeseen Holsteins

Celebrating 150 Years ~ Heritage Farm

Henry & Katherine Wessel purchased the family farm in 1864 followed by Roy & Helen Wessel and then Virgil & Doris Wessel. Today it is owned by Walt & Judy Wessel and is known as Wesselcrest Holsteins and is operated along with sons Brent (Staci) and Jason Wessel. Granddaughter Cambrie Wessel born August 29 is the 6th generation. Kaden, Elliana and Aspen Jones complete the family.

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VG-85 1st. Lact. 2nd calf Atwood from MBZ Hershel Emerald EX-93 Due to McCutchen in December Owned with Henkeseen Holsteins

Our Lely robotic and tie stall operation will be a host farm for the 2014 National Convention Tour on June 26. We will also be hosting the Iowa Holstein Picnic on August 24.

Cambrie Jean Wessel Walt & Judy, Brent & Staci and Jason Wessel • 28547 400th St., Greeley, IA 52050 Brent 563.599.4826 • Jason 563.599.4325 • Walt 563.590.8162 • Visitors always welcome, please call ahead!

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Welcome to Iowa and Farnear Holsteins!

We look forward to having visitors during the National Convention and invite visitors to stop out anytime during your trip to Iowa. We are located 20 minutes from Dubuque.

We would like to thank our parents, Joe & Virginia, for sharing their passion for Holsteins by forming Farnear Holsteins in 1960. They have inspired multiple generations of our family to enter the Holstein and dairy industries. They have been attending National Conventions for many years where they enjoyed reminiscing with their Holstein friends, touring farms and watched many of their grandchildren participate in National contests. This year they have nine grandchildren participating in National Contests representing Iowa. Good luck to Adam, Bethany, and Josh Simon, Amanda, Alyssa and Andy Dougherty, Regan and Rachel Demmer and Megan Rauen as they represent Iowa in Junior and Senior Quiz Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy, Speech and the Distinguished Junior Member Contest.

Tom Simon 563.599.9183 Rick Simon 563.744.3541 Mark Simon 563.542.1297 Bill Rauen 563.599.9384

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Convention Chairs

Convention Chair Larry Landsgard, Convention Treasurer Linda Pagel, Publicity & Souvenir Program Co-Chairs Paula Smith and Trent Henkes. Trent is the Convention Vice-Chair.

Dairy Bar Co-Chairs Jeff and Tammy Hammerand and Rita and Bob Rahe

Non-Delegate Activity Co-Chairs Dave Knipper and Katie Stoll, Transportation Chair Carl Mensen, Host Day Tour Chair Dave Chapman

Welcome Planter Co-Chairs Koral Harbaugh and Connie Bushman

Finance Committee Co-Chairs Matt Hamlett and Mark Kerndt

Registration Committee Co-Chair Jeff Simon

Sale Committee Co-Chair Tom Simon, Sale Manager Scott Courtney, Sale Committee Co-Chair Dan Moon

Banquet Committee Co-Chair Shirley Simon, Junior Convention Chair Joanne Rauen, Banquet Committee Co-Chair Kathy Demmer Photos Not Available Family Fun Night ~ Mark Knudtson History Display ~ Matt Stewart & Larry Madren Pre-Sale Meal ~ Sheri Danhof President's Reception ~ Jana Hamlett & Lana Strein Registration ~ Leroy Eggink Trade Show ~ Ron Lenth

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Index to Advertisers ABS Global...................................................97 Albrect Holsteins.........................................27 American Trust & Savings Bank...............56 BouMatic......................................................51 Budjon Farms......................................... 40-41 Car-Mer........................................................61 Central Wisconsin Summer Event............92 Chuck Will...................................................87 Clayton County Holsteins..........................43 Country-View Dairy.....................................8 Daggett-Brook.............................................44 District 1 Holsteins......................................42 District 2 Holsteins......................................32 District 8 Holsteins......................................10 Dubuque Convention Bureau......................7 Dubuque County Holsteins.......................11 Envision........................................................95 Estrotect........................................................96 Farm Credit Services of America..............18 Farnear Holsteins..........................................3 Florence Volkert..........................................87 Foremost Farms...........................................18 GEA Farm Technologies............................51 Gibbs Holsteins............................................77 Glory Road Holsteins/J&J Dairy...............82 Golden-Oaks................................................64 Granite Road Holsteins..............................71 Great-Heritage Holsteins............................90 H&H Dairy Farm........................................77 Hamlett-Hill Holsteins...............................99 Hawkeye Holsteins......................................70 Heavenlee Holsteins....................................97 Hendel Farms......................................... 34-35 Henkeseen Holsteins...................................46 Hilltop Dairy................................................30 Holbric Holsteins.........................................68 Hopeful Headlines.......................................94 Holstein International.................................52


Holstein World.............................................31 Illini Golden Opportunity Sale..................45 Indianhead...................................................54 International Intrigue........................... 36-39 International Protein Sires.........................61 Iowa Corn.....................................................96 J-Volker Holsteins.......................................46 Jetstream Genetics.....................................100 John Deere......................................................9 Ke-Jo..............................................................59 Korian Holsteins..........................................60 KurthHaven Farms......................................87 Lake Prairie Holsteins.................................65 Lands-Brook Farms.....................................15 Le-O-La Holsteins................................. 84-85 Lely North America....................................52 Lindale & Team Holsteins..........................53 Lyons Holsteins............................................61 Ma-Brown....................................................86 Madren Holsteins........................................96 Marathon County.................................. 72-76 Marybee Holsteins......................................50 Meadow Marsh Farms................................78 Melarry Farms.............................................80 Merial............................................................52 Micronutrients.............................................96 Midwest Dairy Association........................98 Minnesota Directory of Services...............48 Moondale Farm...........................................79 Multimin.......................................................51 Mystic-Valley...............................................59 National Convention Sale..................... 16-17 New Alta.......................................................58 NICC.............................................................96 Nordic-Haven Holsteins & Jerseys............97 Olmar Farms................................................14 Prairie Farms................................................55 R-Vision........................................................45

Collin's Fund........................................................................................24 Convention Co-Chairs.........................................................................4 Convention Schedule............................................................................8 Convention Sponsors..........................................................................22 Convention Trade Show.....................................................................56 Illinois Holstein Association News.............................................88-89 Minnesota Holstein Association News.......................................28-29 Quilted Wall Hanging Benefit Auction............................................24 South Dakota Holstein Association News.......................................94 Welcome Letters....................................................................................6 Welcome Planters................................................................................18 Wisconsin Holstein Association News.......................................62-63

Ragnar...........................................................12 Red-E-J Holsteins..................................24, 55 Red-My Joy Holsteins.................................55 Red-Roxy Quilt Co......................................24 Regancrest & Danhof..................................91 Reuter Dairy.................................................22 Rohde Dairy.................................................78 RWDCA.......................................................71 Sandy-Valley Holsteins...............................47 Schaufine Holsteins.....................................21 Scottmore Holsteins....................................93 Select Sires....................................................23 Selz-Pralle.....................................................20 Semex............................................................49 Sexing Technologies....................................33 Sheeknoll......................................................65 Sherdale Farms.............................................58 Steffes Dairy Farm.......................................47 Stempfle Holsteins.......................................67 Stockton Cheese...........................................98 Sugar-Creek Dairy.......................................50 Summit Farms..............................................66 Swiss Valley Farms......................................51 Synergy Dairy..............................................83 T-Spruce Holsteins......................................80 Theisen's........................................................98 Trans Ova Genetics.....................................19 University of Minnesota.............................13 University of Wisconsin-Madison............57 Visions of Excellence Sale...........................81 Wargo Acres.................................................69 Weir-Nook....................................................86 Wesselcrest Holsteins....................................2 West Central Club.......................................58 Willows-Edge...............................................55 WHA....................................................... 40-41 Zoetis.............................................................25

On The Cover - Featuring the stars of the Dubuque Royale

video made for the 2013 National Holstein Convention. If you haven't watched it, find it on Kneeling in front of the car: Matt Hamlett, IHA President and Finance Committee CoChair; and Tom Simon, IHA Vice-President and Sale Committee Co-Chair. Sitting behind the wheel "James Bond" Larry Landsgard, Convention Chair and in the passenger seat "Felix" Trent Henkes, Convention Vice-Chair and Souvenir & Publicity Co-Chair. Seated in the back seat are the "Bond Girls" Rachel Demmer, 2014 Iowa Holstein Princess, and Megan Rauen, 2013 Alternate Iowa Holstein Princess. Standing in back is "Dr. No" Mark Kerndt, National Director and Finance Committee Co-Chair. Photo by Jeff Simon, Registration Co-Chair. Port of Dubuque photo courtesy of the Dubuque Convention and Visitors Bureau. Thank you to Laura Wackershauser, Wisconsin Holstein News Editor for designing the cover! 2014 National Holstein Convention - 5

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Iowa Holstein A PR ESI DE NT Matt Hamlett 3669 B Ave. 06 Arlington, IA 506 563-933-4323 om o.c aho hamletthill@y

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Iowa Welcome Center // 300 Main Street in Dubuque, Iowa (Located on the corner of 3rd & Main on the ďŹ rst floor.) 2014 National Holstein Convention - 7

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National Convention Schedule Tuesday, June 24 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Convention Registration 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM ~ Dairy Jeopardy Orientation 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Dairy Bar 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM ~ Junior Mixer/Dance Wednesday, June 25 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM ~ Convention Registration 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM ~ Dairy Bar 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM ~ NHWSO Interviews 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ~ DJM Interviews 8:00 - 5:00 PM ~ "Deere & Dairy" Tour 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM ~ Dairy Jeopardy Contest 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ~ DJM Luncheon (Invitation Only) 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM ~ Luncheon for Juniors & Adults 1:30 PM - 7:00 PM ~ Prepared Public Speaking Contest 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM ~ Dairy Knowledge Exam 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM ~ Dairy Bowl Coaches' Meeting 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM ~ Junior Hoedown (Bar-B-Q Meal & Barn Dance) off-site

Saturday, June 28 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM ~ Dairy Bar 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM ~ Delegate Info Breakfast (Invitation Only) 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM ~ Convention Registration 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM ~ Dairy Bowl Finals & National Junior Forum 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM ~ Trade Show 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM ~ NHWSO Silent Auction 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM ~ Annual Meeting 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ~ NHWSO Meeting 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ~ Directors' Luncheon (Invitation Only) 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM ~ Junior Awards Luncheon 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ~ President's Reception 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Adult Banquet 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Junior Farewell Activity Blue designates Junior Activities Notice ~ Schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, June 26 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM ~ Convention Registration 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM ~ Dairy Bar 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM ~ Tour #1 ~ "Cream of the Crop" - Regancrest, Moondale, Henkeseen, Wesselcrest 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ~ Tour #2 ~ "For the Young at Heart" - Field of Dreams, Toy Museum, Le-O-La, Reuter, Farnear 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM ~ Tour #3 ~ "Wine & Dine in the Scenic Hills of Iowa" ~ New Mellarey Abbey, Brietbach's Country Dining, Park Farm Winery 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM ~ Trade Show Set-Up 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM ~ Family Fun Night Meal at Grand River Center 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Family Fun Night at the River Museum & Sundae Bar (part of the meal ticket) 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM ~ Sale Cattle Viewing at Five Flags Center 9:15 PM - 10:45 PM ~ Hypnotist Dr. Jim Wand - Grand River Center Friday, June 27 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM ~ Dairy Bar 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ~ Convention Registration 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ~ Dairy Bowl Contest 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ~ Trade Show 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ~ Annual Meeting & Caucuses 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM ~ NHWSO Silent Auction 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM ~ Non-Delegate Tour - Spirit of Dubuque Boat Ride & Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ~ Junior & Adult Luncheon at the Hotel Julien 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - State Leaders Luncheon (Invitation Only) 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM ~ Pre-Sale Meal at Five Flags Center 6:30 PM ~ National Convention Sale at Five Flags Center 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM ~ Junior Dance 8 - 2014 National Holstein Convention

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The Path Through Holstein History Thomas B. Wales, Jr. Holstein Friesian Association's first Secretary, established the office in his home in Iowa City, Iowa from 1885-1891.

National Dairy Cattle Congress, Waterloo, Iowa Home of the National Holstein Show from 1946-1965 and so many great memories!

Quality-Ridge Stormi Hazel EX-96 "America's Sweetheart" - 2X Unanimous All-American 1st & Only Holstein Cow to be nominated All-American 7 Consecutive Years in Milking Form Bred by Rick Henderson, Coggon, Iowa

District 8

Juniors ~Our Foundation, Our Future! 9 Dairy Bowl Championships Earned, 9 Individual Dairy Jeopardy Champions, along with Distinguished Junior Members dating back to 1923. Proud of the hard work of our juniors, their parents and their coaches!

Iowa, District 8 & Working Together to the 2014 National Holstein

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Travels Through Eastern Iowa!

1. Marty & Linda Bahl Family Bahl Family Farm • Dubuque, IA 563.582.6840

7. Ron Gansemer Family Ron-Del Holsteins • Sherrill, IA 563.552.1854

2. Matt Bonert Family Bonert Holsteins • Epworth, IA 563.744.3073

8. Eric & Amanda Gaul Family Don, Cheryl, & Kyle Kass Kahs-Land Holsteins • Farley, IA 563.599.1403

3. Dan & Derek Brimeyer Families B-My-Dande Holsteins • Sherrill, IA 563.552.1197 4. Rick & Kathy Demmer Family Le-O-La Holsteins • Peosta, IA 563.876.3120 5. Ted Domeyer Domeyer Holsteins • Holy Cross, IA 563.543.8191 6. Brian Ehrlich Wildrose Holsteins • Dubuque, IA 563.582.7910

13. Jeremy, Melanie, Nathan & Keaton Junk River-Divide Holsteins • Epworth, IA 563.599.8823 14. Mike & Jim Lahey Circle Ridge Holsteins • Sherrill, IA 563.543.8681

9. Dwight & Shawn Gibbs Epworth, IA 563.542.4946

15. Carl & Lisa Mensen Family Mensen’s Holsteins • Guttenberg, IA 563.853.2402

10. Joe Gibbs Family Gibbs Holsteins • Epworth, IA 563.876.3280

16. Bob & Rita Rahe Rahecrest Holsteins • Dyersville, IA 563.921.3745

11. Jeff, Tammy & Jessica Hammerand Heavenlee Holsteins • Epworth, IA 563.580.3908

17. Rick & Dan Reuter Families Reuter Dairy Inc. • Peosta, IA 563.876.3034

12. Mark & Rhonda Hefel Breezy Ridge Dairy • Epworth, IA 563.876.3310

18. Mark & Twila Schlitzer Family North Ridge Holsteins • Dubuque, IA 563.556.4404

19. Tim & Kim Schmitt Family Playball Holsteins • Epworth, IA 563.542.6377 20. Tom Schmitt Moringview Holsteins • Durango, IA 563.552.2172 21. Joe Sigwarth Family Jol-Lee Holsteins • Holy Cross, IA 563.552.2618 22. Tom & Rick Simon Families Farnear Holsteins • Farley, IA 563.744.3134 23. Codey Waller LaMotte, IA 563.542.5227 24. Jim & Kim Wolf Family Old-Bankston Dairy • Epworth, IA 563.542.2858

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Ragnar Goldwyn Snowangel-ET EX-90

Ragnar Goldwyn Special-ET EX-90

Ragnar Stormy Sky-ET EX-90

4-07 2x 365 34,778 4.1 1418 3.4 1171 108,285 Lft. ~ March 2014 Acme heifer

4-03 2x 365 33,395 3.7 1246 3.1 1049 109,943 Lft. ~ Windbrook granddaughter just fresh

4-05 2x 339 32,562 3.6 1172 3.1 1000 126,881 Lft. ~ VG Atwood daughter

has definitely cast her shadow on our herd over the last 8 years, since purchasing her as a 6 year old carrying mixed Durham twins S athawna the Elm-Lawn-G Dispersal in July 2005. We couldn't have asked for a better brood cow to develop a cow family around, when selecting her from Terry and Kathy Goerl’s impressive herd! Strength, depth, width, along with a great udder and a gentle disposition that any dairyman would love to work with, are some of the great attributes that made Shawna so special! The family’s longevity ranks right up there with the best of the breed with 12 multiple E’s and 975,000 lbs. of lifetime milk between Shawna and her two maternal dams. In a world of genetic indexes and genomic values dictating which cows and heifers are to be perceived to be profitable and valuable, Shawna and her family continue to verify their worth with hard-earned numbers: high lifetime production totals and impressive classification scores. She has left us with many daughters sired by some of our favorite bulls, with many daughters and granddaughters yet to calve in, which will assure that Shawna’s shadow of type, components and longevity will be cast on our herd for many years to come! Other daughters:

Mark & Angie Ulness Family

4718 Cty. J, Valders, WI 54245 Phone/Fax: (920) 775-4794 E-mail: 19 PBR Awards 12 - 2014 NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION

SM Starlite-ET Windbrook Scarlet-ET Windbrook Stacia-ET Shottle Sparkle-ET Alexander Sunset-ET Alexander Suzy

EX-90 2E VG-85 at 2Y GP-83 at 2Y VG-85 at 3Y VG-85 at 3Y GP-84 at 3Y

Goldwyn Starbrite-ET VG-88 Goldwyn Sharpay-ET VG-87 Goldwyn Shaunte-ET VG-85 at 2Y Goldwyn Sangria-ET GP-82 at 2Y 2 Goldsuns, 2 Destrys & a Windbrook yet to calve Granddaughters sired by Acme, Adonis-Red, Aftershock, Atwood, Brawler, Damion, Fever, Guthrie, Hero & Sid

You win big at the University of Minnesota because we offer a unique blend of Big Ten excitement with the down-home comfort of our small St. Paul campus. The Gopher Dairy Club is one of the largest and most active at the University of Minnesota. It’s your ticket to ADSA activities, Senior Trip to California, the campus-wide fun of Minnesota Royal, and scholarships for incoming new members – all of which are funded by our student-managed Gopher Dairy Bar at the Minnesota State Fair. And, U of MN students are well known in dairy cattle judging, National Dairy Challenge, as well as National Dairy Shrine, which “Gophers” have consistently been awarded the most scholarships over the past decade. Academically speaking, our dairy faculty has declared teaching its top priority, so students are always first.

Go for the

GOLD! Photo taken at Como Park, which is only 2 miles from campus.

University of Minnesota We welcome you to check us out for a golden opportunity!

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Olmar Lynch Baby Bumble 2E93 DOM GMD 4-06 365d 2x 40,435M 3.8% 1550 3.1% 1231

Baby Bumble is the complete package, a cow that epitomizes our breeding program. Olmar Farms strives to breed every cow to be an EX scoring, high producing cow that is strong enough to last many lactations and pass those desired traits on to their offspring.

A 4th generation Excellent, Baby Bumble had early success in the genomic arena with Planet daughters being sold to Select Sires and on the National Convention Sale in Minnesota. Currently, Baby Bumble’s Numero Uno daughter is a standout in the heifer yard and on paper. She is over 230 TPI points and 213NM$ above parent average. Bumble also has a recently fresh Fever daughter that cut the same as her dam.

Olmar Plnet Baby Bunting VG-86-CAN

Baby Bunting was sold to Ferme Vinbert, in Quebec, in 2010 and has been highly sought after for embryos and offspring. Their website shows daughters that are stamped the same as others from the Baby Bunny cow family.

We are fortunate to have 3 milking daughters from this great young cow including Olmar Beacon Baby Bop ET VG 86 (at 2 yrs) who is making a great 1st record and has a daughter by Numero Uno that is currently being flushed to fill AI and embryo contracts. Olmar Beacon Baby Bop’s Numero Uno: Olmar Numero Uno Bop Bop ET GTPI +2411 NM$ +841 PTA +1433M +87F +48P +.13%F +.02%P +5.9PL +1.8DPR +2.57T +2.25UDC +1.11FLC Bella Dora

Olmar Goldwyn Bella Dora EX-91

9th gen EX Durham embryos from her 10th gen EX Shottle daughter. Phase 4 Johnes Free Herd 109.1 BAA | 33EX 59VG 33GP 43 years PBR | 22 years PGH DHI avg: 2x 30,920 3.5% 1081 2.9% 903

BRIAN AND JILL NELSON US Hwy 14, Sleepy Eye, MN 56085 Ph. (507) 794-2697


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Two of Our Best & They Are Family!



3-09 365 31,921 3.4 1091 3.1 983 LTD: 136,954 3.7 5073 3.2 4303 • 1st Aged Cow and Champion Bred & Owned, 2012 Midwest National Fall Show • 1st Aged Cow and Senior Champion, 2012 Iowa Holstein Show & Iowa State Fair • 1st Aged Cow, 2012 Minnesota State Fair • 6th Aged Cow, 2014 Midwest National Spring Show Dam: LANDS-BROOK STORM ADORA EX-91-2E EX-MS 8-04 365 24,000 3.7 887 2.8 677 Lifetime: 153,009 3.6 5432 2.8 4232 2nd Dam: LANDS-BROOK ASTRE ADELINE VG-88 5-01 365 28,900 3.5 1007 3.0 858 Lifetime: 118,060 3.5 4186 3.0 3503 3rd Dam: LANDS-BROOK NICK ADELAIDE EX-91-3E EX-MS 5-05 342 24,620 3.8 943 3.0 732 Lifetime: 159,720 3.8 6131 3.0 4748

Dora's Maternal Sister: LANDS-BROOK OUTSIDE ALICE EX-91-2E EX-MS 4-10 322 30,097 3.5 1040 2.9 862 ~ Lifetime: 151,417 3.9 5890 2.9 4364 Dora's Oldest Daughters sired by Shottle and Not Scored: DOTTIE 2-06 365 24,443 3.8 924 3.2 781 DORALYNN 2-07 365 22,958 3.7 848 2.9 672 Dora's Son: LANDS-BROOK DEXTER EX-90 @ 2-03 ~ Owned by Hawkeye Holsteins


3-08 365 30,542 3.5 1069 3.1 950 • 6th 4-Yr-Old, 2013 Midwest National Spring Show Dam: LANDS-BROOK GIBSON ALAINA VG-86 3-02 350 24,470 3.7 909 3.1 752 2nd Dam: LANDS-BROOK STORM ADINA VG-86 3-01 365 27,130 3.9 1065 3.1 849 Adina is a full sister to Dora's dam, Adora.

Selling in the National Conv ention S


From the hear t of this family , Scott had his Goldwyn Dec pick of 6 ember the National Co 2013 heifers out of Dora fo r nvention Sale in Dubuque.

Lands-Brook Farms

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Hickorymea Manoman Opine-P *PO

VG-87 VG-MS @ 3-03 · GTPI +2126 This very special Man-O-Man daughter is one of the breed’s leading POLLED brood cows. Her 1/14 PO Predestine +2283 GTPI daughter sells!

Golden-Oaks Obsrvr Dixie-ET

VG-85 VG-MS DOM · GTPI +2301 +719NM 2-0 2x 365 28,290 3.9 1102 3.1 888 Dixie is the dam of the popular Eraser-P & Kingpin at Select Sires. SHE SELLS due after the sale with a Defender heifer. From an Iowa bred maternal line that we all will love!

Larcrest Cale-ET VG-89 EX-MS DOM

2-02 2x 365 41,710 5.3 2204 3.6 1487 From the breed’s best Observer daughter comes very special offering! Selling a 1st C. Kingboy female from 10 pgs due in December!

Ammon-Peachy Shauna-ET

VG-87 VG-MS 2-01 2x 365 35,120 4.1 1427 3.1 1079 Selling her 10/13 Ransom with a +2474G +78P. Her 10/13 Latimer gr’dtr with a +2469 GTPI sells from VG-85 Miss America. Also selling is Shauna’s VG-85 Snowman & 1st C. of 8 females by Flame or Tango.

Farnear-TBR-BH Uno Mace-ET

She sells! She is the daughter of Planet Montreal VG-87 EX-MS and the next dam is Shottle May EX-90. Uno Mace +2414 GTPI is bred and due in the fall to Rogers!

Kings-Ransom Dorc Dextra-ET

VG-87 EX-MS DOM · GTPI +2346 +931NM 2-04 2x 365 33,300 4.3 1420 3.1 1039 Dextra is from a VG Baxter and 2 sell from this family; +2522G +931NM dtr by Flame sells and a +2501G Miles from a fresh Grafetti sister to Dextra.

Sale Managed By:

SCOTT & AMY COURTNEY 2564 Pole Line Rd • Ridgeway, IA 563-387-0035 • 563-387-0046 fax • 563-380-1318 cell

Gen-Mark BW Mar Winnie-ET EX-90 GMD 4-08 2x 365 43,690 3.6 1555 2.7 1172 Selling a 2/14 Jacey with +2522GTPI & over +3.0T from a VG Planet with back to back EX dams from Winnie, the dam of Sanchez!

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Deslacs Gold Chip Britane NC 2-00 2x 86 6,500 4.5 295 2.9 190 Inc. BRITANE SELLS herself and looks to be ready for the show ring this summer. Backed by a full pedigree, her dam is VG-88 and then EX-90.

Rolling-Lawns Bander-ET

From the heart of the Rolling Lawns herd comes this very exciting Goldwyn daughter! Her dam is an EX-91 Allen x EX-93 Storm x VG-86 Rudolph x EX-92 Mark x EX-90 x EX-92.

Velthuis Goldwyn Alice-ET VG-87 EX-MS 2-04 2x 278 26,770 3.8 1019 3.1 842 ALICE SELLS with her March ’14 *RC Acme daughter. Her dam is a EX-91 Dundee x Chief Adeen 2E-94. Watch for Alice’s new second lactation photo and score before the sale!

Scottmore Damion Mikki-ET

EX-90 EX-MS 3-03 2x 365 33,330 3.8 1279 3.1 1040 Her 2 daughters sell: 12/13 Doorman & a special Atwood fall yearling due in August. Also selling 2 gr’dtrs from a Gold Chip dam: +2401G Jabir and +2335G +4.3T Mack.

Vision-Gen Sh Sho A12037-ET VG-87 VG-MS 2-02 2x 327 28,300 3.7 1045 3.2 915 Selling is her +2433 GTPI +740NM Supersire! Also selling are two gr’ dtrs: a Beluga with a +2494 GTPI and +866NM along with a Chevrolet at +2466 GTPI.

Lands-Brook Gold Dynasty-ET

YES! This is the one we’ve been talking about; a very special Goldwyn from EX-95 Dora herself! The grandam is a 2E-91 Storm with 153,000 LT.

Schedule of Events:

Ernest-Anthony Amora-ET

EX-92 EEEEE 3-09 2x 305 29,050 2.8 811 2.7 787 Amora is a Goldwyn daughter from EX-95 3E Ambrosia herself and the next dam is Ashlyn. Amora has shown successfully in Iowa and selling is her fancy Atwood senior calf.

Thursday, June 26: Cattle Viewing & Hospitality, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Friday, June 27: 2014 National Holstein Convention Sale, 6:30 pm * Sale will be held at the air-conditioned Five Flags Arena facility * * Within walking distance from the Convention Headquarters * * Real-Time Bidding with Subscription * 2014 National Holstein Convention - 17

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National Convention Welcome Planters by Koral Harbaugh When you visit Dubuque this summer, catch a glimpse of the authentic welcome planters greeting you at the entrance of the different locations. The genuine old fashion barn structure has been recreated to form the base of the planter by those found working at the "Barn Board Factory", located in northeast Iowa near Elgin. Owners, Erling & Mary Bilden and Gary & Lisa Schneider, travel around northeast Iowa, recycling old barns. They take someone’s unwanted eyesore and create beautiful treasures that are enjoyed by many. You will notice on the front of the barn is a quilt block which represents the Barn Quilt Trail movement that took place starting in 2004 in Grundy County, Iowa. The purpose of this movement was to attract travelers off the interstates and introduce them to rural Iowa. The results were astounding! Small businesses saw increases and barns were being restored for future generations. Travelers were invited to follow the barn quilt trail and be treated to what Iowa had to offer. For the planters, the quilt pattern was taken from a publication of the "Workbasket Magazine". The whole state quilt block series was completed in May, 1987. The "Iowa Hawkeye Star" pattern represents the state of Iowa. Each of the three large barn quilt blocks are painted with the colors of the three major universities located in Iowa: University of Iowa, Iowa State University and UNI. The "Nearly Wild Shrub Rose" will be sprouting out of the top of the rustic barn planter representing the Iowa state flower. The shrub roses were purchased from Riveland Nursery & Garden Center owned by Larry and Cindy Riveland, Monona, Iowa. The roses are extremely hardy and supplies gorgeous blooms all summer long. The black iron silhouette cow standing beside the barn represents the registered Holstein enthusiasts who are gathering for the special event of the National Holstein Convention. The cows were created by Jeff Westphal of Westphal Iron Works LLC / Iowa Metal Art, located at Casey, Iowa. The "Holstein Cow" is the focus of our gathering. If you look closely enough you will spot the Iowa state bird, Eastern Goldfinch, perching on the welcome planters. Some of the Goldfinches will come inside and greet you at the registration counter. They will be sitting on a smaller planter filled with silks from "Silkin Expressions" owned by Susan Griffin, Postville, Iowa. The Banners were designed by a company called "Envisions" located right here in Dubuque and owned by the Rauen family.

Iowa Holstein breeders invite you to participate in the Silent Auction that will be conducted throughout the convention. Items included in the auction of the planters will be individually listed: Barns, Iron Cow Silhouettes, Roses and a Small Registration Planter Arrangement. Bidding sheets will be found at the registration desk. These planters represent the grass roots of what makes Iowa grand.

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Joliam Shot PanSy

EX-93 (94 94 95 87 94)

HH 6th Generation Excellent HH

4-01 205 26,672 4.7 1249 3.2 841 inc. 2-10 365 37,839 4.6 1729 3.1 1174 1-10 297 24,970 4.1 1056 2.9 726 ~ pregnancies by Golden Dreams & Reginald other daughters of Joliam Dundee Phoenix 3035, EX-92: Joliam Shot Pepper 3729-Et EX-90 3-00 365 37,209 5.3 1990 3.5 1291 Joliam Gold Phab 3767-Et EX-90 3-02 359 40,761 4.5 1850 3.4 1385 Joliam Bookman Phlox-Et VG-85 2-03 365 27,369 4.0 1096 3.1 860

We are so proud of Ryan, Jessica & Nicole. Good luck at National Convention!

Ryan - National Distinguished Junior Member Semifinalist, WI DJM Jessica - WI DJM, 1st WHA Sr. Speaking Contest, competing at Nationals Nicole - National Younger DJM & competing in national speaking contest 20 - 2014 NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION

SELZ-PRALLE DAIRY Scott & Pam Selz-Pralle • Ryan, Jessica & Nicole N4621 Hwy. 12, Humbird, WI 54746 • (715) 334-3434 E-mail:


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Schaufine Sanchez Rustic-ET GP-83 2-3 92d 7,563M 3.6F 272 3.1P 231 Projected 305: 24,279 3rd Fall Yearling IL State Fair 2013 Rustic has an Absolute heifer calf!

Their Foundation


Schaufine Sanchez Riley-ET VG-88 2-0 185d 16,382M 3.7F 602 3.2P 527 Projected 305: 25,940 Riley is short bred to Armani!


Boyd, Sandy & Amy Schaufelberger

618.267.2011 -

Dam: Schaufine Roy Roxy EX-90 4-5 365 35,532M 3.1F 1,113 2.9P 1,029 Lifetime: 131,804 2nd Dam: Schaufine Durham Rosie EX-90 2E 4-4 365 34,720M 3.5F 1,218 3.1P 1,082 Lifetime: 192,479 3rd Dam: Schaufine Eland Ruthie GP-82 2y (died during 2nd lactation) 2-1 365 29,610M 3.1F 919 2.8P 819 4th Dam: Miss Rainbow 64 (Mark) EX-92 Lifetime: 111,800





Schaufine Sanchez Rise-ET VG-86 2-0 213d 16,908M 3.2F 532 3.0P 512 Projected 305: 23,786 Rise has a Classic Big Time fall calf & is due in the fall to Aftershock!


National Convention Sponsors

Thank you to our many sponsors for their generous donations to this year's convention! It is greatly appreciated! Sponsors as of May 15, 2014. Platinum $15,000 ~ $29,999 Holstein World John Deere Select Sires Trans Ova Genetics Gold $10,000 ~ $14,999 Allflex Collin’s Fund Dubuque Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Prairie Farms Sexing Technologies Zoetis Silver $5,000 ~ $9,999 ABS Global Accelerated Genetics Merial, Ltd.

Ag Sourcing International Agromatic, Inc. Agropur, Inc All-Star Feeds, Inc. Curtis & Joyce Anderson Animart APC Inc. Bergfeld Trucking Inc. Dr. Virgil Bourek Blue Bunny Bonnie Mohr Studio Bremer County Dairy Promoters Buddenberg Farms - Bruce & Julie Buddenberg Calf-Tel by Hampel Carlson Wholesale Inc. Cattle Connection Cinnamon Ridge Dairy/Maxwell Family Citizens State Bank, New Vienna CPS Team Dyersville Dairy Consulting Services - Peter Knipper & Scott McDermott Dairy Farmers of America, Carrie Corlett Delaware County Dairy Promotion Delhi Lumber District 9 Holstein Association Dubuque County Dairy Association Dubuque County Farm Bureau Dyersville CarQuest Auto Parts

Bronze $2,500 ~ $4,999 American Trust & Savings Bank BouMatic Country View Dairy/Rapson Family Dairy Agenda Today Dairy Farmers of America District 1 Holstein Association Envision GEA Farm Technologies Genex Cooperative, Inc./CRI Holstein International International Protein Sires Lely North America, Inc. Multimin USA, Inc. Semex Swiss Valley Farms

Donor Under $1,000

Eastern Iowa Dairy Systems Easy Fix Rubber Products Edgewood Locker Elkader Veterinary Clinic Extra Step Footbath, Mike Meirick Farm First Dairy Coop Farmers & Merchants Bank, Waukon Fayette County Dairy Promotion First State Bank, Sumner Fitzgerald Inc. Gile Cheese Heavenlee Holsteins - Jeff, Tammy & Jessica Hammerand Matt & Jana Hamlett Dave Hassman, Edward Jones Representative Helle Farm Equipment, Inc. Heritage Mutual Insurance Association Immvac Inc. Innovative Ag Services Co. Interstate Power & Light/Alliant Energy Iowa Bankers Ins. & Services, Inc. Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Iowa State Dairy Science Club Janssen Ventures, Inc. Laura & Jared Jones Kahs-Land Holsteins - Don & Cheryl Kass Kauffman’s Animal Health, Inc. Kemp's Lang’s Dairy Equipment

Copper $1,000 ~ $2,499

AMPI Bodensteiner Implement Boehringer Ingelheim Brewster Dairy, Inc./Stockton Cheese Central State Bank, Elkader Dairy Management Inc. Development Resources of Iowa Dubuque Bank & Trust Elanco Farm Credit Services of America FarmTek Foremost Farms USA Freedom Bank, Elkader, Monona & Postville Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy/J&J Dairy Iowa Corn Iowa State Dairy Association Luana Savings Bank Micronutrients Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation Rockway, Inc. ~ Estrotect Taurus Service, Inc. Theisen’s Farm Home & Auto Lyons Holsteins - Doug & Lynnette Lyons Family Ralph Lyons Memorial Maytag Dairy Farms Midwestern BioAg, Inc. Moondale Farm New Vienna Ag Automation Aaron Palmer Petersburg Feed Mill Polytank Inc. Postville Vet Clinic Priority IAC, Inc. Protect the Harvest Quality Liquid Feeds Red-Roxy Quilt Co./Red-E-J Holsteins Rolling Hills Vet Clinic Mark & Twila Schlitzer Schwans, Dyersville Shullsburg Cheese Stardell Farms, Inc. Three Rivers FS Company Tri-Vet Associates Twin County Dairy Upsi-Daisy Cow Lifter Valmetal USA WW Homestead Dairy Wapsie Valley Creamery Welter Seed and Honey Co.

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Small photos (l to r): Luck-E Guthrie Kleopatra (VG-86), Matt Engel, Hampshire, IL, Herges photo; Jefco Sabathia Flower, Douglas Jefcoat, Laurel, MS; Roquet Jasmine Sanchez-ET (EX-91-EX-MS), Arethusa Farm LLC, Litchfield, CT; Large photos (l to r): Vandyk-S Gold Chip Nina (VG-88), Landon Van Dyk, Lynden, WA, Robinson photo and BVK Atwood Andrea-ET (EX-92-EX-MS), R. and S. Allyn, J. Lloyd & M. Heath, Canaan, CT, Fisher

Whether you are looking for show-winning style or functional Type, Select Sires is the place to go. With 10 elite sires over +3.00 for Type you are sure to find sires that fit your breeding program. These elite sires include the breed’s No. 1 for Type, G W ATWOOD and a hot new release, GOLD CHIP. Contact your Select Sires representative to order these outstanding Type sires!


Type +4.66 +3.86 +3.70 +3.70 +3.19 +3.17 +3.10 +3.02 +3.01 +3.00

UDC +3.51 +2.68 +1.97 +3.31 +2.83 +2.61 +2.54 +2.60 +2.03 +2.81

FLC +3.74 +2.36 +2.30 +3.16 +1.82 +2.07 +2.48 +2.86 +2.56 +2.34

Rel.% 99 92 98 89 94 93 87 87 99 99

All bulls on this page qualify for export to Canada. USDA-CDCB/HA Genomic Evaluation 04/14

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Collin's Fund At the 2008 Iowa Spring Holstein Sale, a heifer was sold by Brian and Koral Harbaugh, Holstein breeders from northeast Iowa. This heifer had belonged to their oldest son, Collin. Collin drowned while on an FFA Canoe Outing in the summer of 2007. The Harbaughs approached the Iowa Junior Holstein Advisers with the idea of selling this calf in Collin's memory. The resulting money would be donated to the Iowa Junior Holstein Association and placed in a savings account to be used for the 2014 National Junior Holstein Convention. After discussing the idea, it was decided to sell the heifer and also allow people to give donations to this fund. The heifer sold for $4,600, an additional $7,065 was given by friends and businesses from Iowa and Wisconsin, and the interest accumulated to $719, for a total of $12,884.21. This donation is being used for this year's National Junior Convention. Besides being an excellent student, Collin was very active in many things including music, sports, 4-H and FFA. Because of Collin's connection with his school's FFA program, the Harbaughs wanted to have Steven Brockhus, the National FFA Central Region Vice President, speak at this year's Junior Awards Luncheon. Steven grew up on his parents' dairy farm in northwest Iowa. At Sibley-Ocheyedan High School, he was active in concert, marching and jazz bands. He was a choir member and performed as a lead in several high school plays and musicals. He was a member of the varsity football, wrestling and track teams. He, also, belonged to groups including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, 4-H and FFA. After graduation from Iowa State, Brockshus hopes to develop agriculture, teach and be involved in missionary work in a third-world country to encourage community development, spur innovation and motivate people in need. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Brian and Koral Harbaugh and their son, Pierce, for this generous gift.

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9434 Dutch Lane Rd. Peosta, Iowa 52068

Only 10 minutes from Dubuque

Welcome to Iowa!

by Goldwyn

Bailey EX-95 EEEEE

RHA 838 Cows 3X 31,084 3.9 1184 3.2 970

Homebred Dam & Daughter with lots of offspring!

Our Dairy’s Dream Team

Living the Dream! (max score)

Bailey & Beauty ~ Beth Herges

Rick & Elaine Reuter • 563-599-9602 Dan & Jill Reuter • 563-590-3957 Colin, Ally, Noah, Shay

by Sanchez

Beauty EX-92 EEEEE

Our Favorite

Thank you Iowa for Hosting the 2014 National Holstein Convention! ALBRECHT CHARLES SASSY

Spent her final years in Iowa at Roughway Farm owned by Larry Finch

ALBRECHT LINJET MICKI EX-90-3E 4-07 36d 25,610 4.5 1156 Micki has a Nov ’13 Heifer sired by Gillette Jordan Dam: Albrecht Outside Missy VG-86 3-00 358 25,270 3.9 998 Grand Dam: Corman Stardust Magdalene-TW EX-92 EEEEE 2 E 4-03 336 22,140 3.9 870

ALBRECHT CHARLES SASSY EX-93 4E EEEEE 5-04 2x 41,030 3.8 1,572 Lifeteime: 201,060 4.1 8,303 Sassy’s daughter below

Where There’s a Will, there’s a Way I support CHUCK WILL as a candidate for National Director of Holstein USA. Chuck is intelligent and articulate and a Registered Holstein Breeder from NW Minnesota. He is a member of the WEST CENTRAL HOLSTEIN CLUB. Chuck served on the MN State Holstein Board for 9 years and was president in 1978-1979 He’s been a visionary in the industry. Chuck loves good cows. He has the highest BAA in MN at 112.5 with 31 Cows. I will definitely support Chuck in his quest to be a National Director of Holstein USA sors of the spon guished We are tin ota’s Dis Minnes ior Awards Jun

Jan Albrecht

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Focused on the Future: Minnesota Holstein Young Adult Committee Minnesota has often prided itself on the quality of the Junior Holstein Association, offering many educational, fun and social opportunities for youth across the state to be involved with the breed while developing relationships that will last a lifetime. But where do members go once they pass their 21st birthday? For most, college is wrapping up and it’s time to start looking for a job, whether that means returning home to the farm, or entering industry somewhere. Some even pursue employment unrelated to the dairy industry. A couple years ago, the Minnesota Holstein Association realized an opportunity to strengthen the longevity of the association by welcoming young people into the adult association. In order to do this they formed the Young Adult Committee (YAC); a group dedicated to providing social and educational activities to Holstein enthusiasts ages 21 to 40. The group has grown in size and function, hosting events like a bean bag tournament

at the state show, an embryo sale at the adult convention. As we look to the future the group hopes to create some educational opportunities with speakers and trips, traveling to farms around the state and surrounding area, and bringing in industry leaders to the annual convention to speak on a topic relevant to this age group. With money raised at the embryo auction, the YAC will be offering a scholarship to the 2015 All-Breeds convention, including two free banquet tickets and a one-night stay at the convention hotel. To be eligible to win, you must be a MN Holstein member. To win you’ll simply have to submit your name for the drawing. One winner will be chosen a month before convention. Ideas for both social and education activities are always welcome, if you’d like to learn more about the group, or become more involved, please contact committee chair Megan Herberg at meganherberg@ or 507-380-1832. Together we can brighten the future of the Minnesota

YAC Member: Staci Sexton

and Whites, and a few Jerseys. I have always loved farming and knew it was what I wanted to do all my life. My parents have been a great help in getting started in farming.

By: Kelsey Mussman, MHA Intern

Holstein Association, and have some fun along the way. Next event will be the bean bag tournament at the MN State Show, Thursday, June 19th in Caledonia, MN.

2013 bean bag tournament

Young Adult Committee Member Profile

Where did you go to school? I went to school at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and majored in Animal Science with an emphasis in Dairy Production. How long have you been farming? What is your current location and set up? I helped on my parents farm throughout high school but started farming with them in September 2011 in Millville, MN. I started as a farm hand and then in December of 2012 I started my own herd. I have increased my herd to 35 milking cows of Holsteins, Red

Our current set up is a double 8 herringbone parlor where we milk 120 cows. My herd and my parents herd are together but we have separate tanks and DHIA. We run our own crops and raise our own feed and youngstock. My favorite part is working with the baby calves. I do custom raising for Hartford Holsteins, raising their embryo calves up to the age of 10 weeks. I have started to get into genomics of cattle and working to better my genetics of my herd.

By: Kelsey Mussman, MHA Intern

Why are you a MHA member? The reason I joined MHA is because I wanted to be involved in the Holsteins and meet more people. It is great to hear how others are doing things and what they are working on and MHA helps connect MN Holstein people together. What is a piece of advice you have to offer? A piece of advice: have goals and always work towards them. I always try to make goals for myself and strive towards them. It doesn’t matter the size of the goal or how long it may take to achieve it, it is a great things to have to push yourself forward.

Discounted MHA Membership Opportunity

The Minnesota Holstein Association board of directors passed a motion to offer a discounted rate of membership for individuals who are ages 21 - 40 and have never had a membership with the adult association or have had a membership in the past but have had a lapse in membership for

more than one year. The cost of this discounted membership is $30 plus your per cow fee. To become a member you can visit the Minnesota Holstein website at and find a membership card under the membership tab to fill out and send in.

Also if you would like to stay up to date on the activities of the Young Adult Committee and the Minnesota Holstein Association please send us your email and we will add you to our enewsletter mailing list.


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Minnesota Brood Cow Profile: Sonnek Damion Charlie-ET Sonnek Farms in Foreston, MN built its foundation on working with good cow families. Although genomic evaluations have changed the way they select bulls and mate cows, quality of cow families has remained a cornerstone of how they do business. Finding the crossroads where good cow families and strong genomic numbers intersect, Sonnek’s have been able to leverage the quality of their cow families to put some really impressive bulls into AI. Enter Sonnek Damion Charlie-ET (EX94), a Damion daughter from Sonnek Shottle Arcadia (VG-87) x Sonnek Morty Yes-ET (EX-91) X Sonnek Rudolph Thrill (EX-90) x Sonnek Supersire Rose (EX-90). Charlie’s dam, Arcadia was lost as a two year old due to injury and never had the chance to reach her full potential. Charlie has proven herself to be perhaps the best brood cow on the Sonnek farm of this generation, but it comes as no surprise given her lineage. Charlie has two impressive sisters by Bolton, including the well-known Sonnek Blt Double Dipped, and Sonnek Bolton Chocolate (EX-92

By: Megan Herberg, Publication Chair

DOM). 2003 All-American Junior 3-yearold, Sonnek RM Victorias Secret (EX-93) hails from this same family. Of the eleven Excellent cows in the Sonnek’s barn, eight of them hail from this family, including Charlie and sisters by Bolton, Damion, Charles and Goldwyn. Perhaps Charlie’s biggest claim to fame is her two sons Golddust and Corvette, who are lighting up the high PTAT genomic lists. One of the highest type bulls available today, Sonnek Golddust-ET at Jetstream

Genetics currently ranks third for PTAT at +4.50, UDC +4.18 FLC +2.88. Full brother Sonnek GC Corvette-ET at Select Sires is close behind ranking eighth at +4.17PTAT, UDC +3.15, FLC +4.03. Charlie’s really just beginning to make her impact on the Sonnek’s herd. “Charlie’s daughters calve in nice as two year olds but really improve as they grow and mature,” says Eric Sonnek. Her oldest daughter by Goldwyn, Sonnek Goldwyn Elphaba scored GP-83 first calf, and went on to be EX90 in her second lactation. Golddust and Corvette have five full sisters that will calve this summer and fall. Among them Sonnek GC Hotness-ET at +4.15 PTAT. Hotness has pregnancies by Doorman is now pregnant to Hero. Charlie was Sonnek’s first 94-point cow, and is proof that breeding cows on the corner of strong cow families and solid genomic numbers will serve as a profitable breeding platform for years to come.

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Minnesota Holstein Feature Stories The full stories can be found in the Minnesota Holstein News

Twin Spruce Holsteins Twin Spruce Farms has had an interesting past and path that has lead them to many new adventures and expansions. We are excited to partner with them for this year’s 2014 field day and hope you can join us for the day. Twin Spruce Farms, owned and operated by Arnie and Kris Gruenes, is located in Richmond, Minn. Twin Spruce recently finished their latest project on the farm. They are now milking in a double 24 parlor that is expandable to a double 32. Their previous milking facility was a double 14 and is now being used as their fresh cow parlor. Prior to this expansion, they were milking about 1,050 cows. They are now milking 1,250 head with the goal to be at 1,400 by mid fall.As the saying goes, one thing leads to another. The decision to put in a new parlor

derived from the need for a new barn for the dry cows. This led to a bigger barn, which led to more cows, which created a need for a new parlor. There is always something new that they are striving for or working on at Twin Spruce Farm. Besides breeding show type animals, they are collaborating with a few other Minnesota breeders to have a sale this fall. Through all of these adventures, changes and growth the Gruenes family stays true to the fact that they are still in the business of making milk and running a family orientated operation. The Gruenes family welcomes you to attend the 2014 Minnesota Holstein Field day that will take place in conjunction with their open house on Saturday, June 14, 2014. (Full story on page 6-7 on Minnesota Holstein News)

Forest Lawn Holsteins There won’t be any people milking the 270 cows on the Forest-Lawn Holstein farm anytime soon. Paul, Cindy and Ashley Swenson invested in four Lely robots that has changed their daily farm tasks drastically. The nation’s oldest registered Holstein herd that resides in Nicollet, Minnesota knows that with technology advancing, a change was in place for them especially with Ashley’s plans to come home. Forest-Lawn Holsteins milked their first cow with the robot on July 29, 2013. The first few weeks required a lot of time since the cows needed to transition. But to Paul, that was one of the simplest things to do in the whole scheme of things. (Full story on page 16-17 on Minnesota Holstein News) NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION - 29

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Dubeau Dundee Hezbollah EX-92 EX-MS

Ms Talent Applicious-Red-ET EX-92 EX-MS 2E

Budjon-JK Astro Eternal-ET EX-91

Brainwave Goldwyn Lauramie-ET EX-95

4-09 2x 365 34,120 3.9 1314 3.3 1143 Her dam is the 3E-96 GMD DOM Elegance. Eternal’s December 2012 BRAXTON fits right in!

4-03 2x 305 31,710 3.8 1213 3.0 943 Honorable Mention All-American Junior 3 Year Old 2010 We have her VG VG-87MS WINDBROOK.

4-03 2x 365 42,050 4.4 1859 3.1 1299 Reserve All-American 4 Year Old 2011 Her GOLD CHIP spring yearling will be in our show string this summer.

2-03 3x 365 28,100 4.7 1325 3.5 992 Her dam is the 3E-96 EX-MS Apple-Red, All-American Junior 2 Year Old in 2006. In-Red Apple Cider-Red-ET, a winter calf, was added to our herd.

Another addition is a nice looking March 2013 GOLDSUN from Ragnar Durham Cayci, 2E-92 EX-MS and 157,700 2156 5089 lifetime. These five additions fit right into our program and we look forward to developing these into solid foundation families at Hilltop! We classified in April and added six new Excellents including two EX 3-year-olds, several multiple E cows and 73 Very Goods, including 10 new VG 2-year-olds. We enjoy having visitors so stop by Hilltop & pay us a visit! 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 September 2013 classification: 105.4% BAA - 25 EX, 257 VG, 436 GP Find us on Facebook for more cow photos & herd updates


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Proud to host the 2014 National Convention

IOWA DISTRICT 2 MEMBERS • Anderson Dairy, Aplington • Dave & Pam Bolin / Dan, Lynn, Amara & Vance Bolin, Clarksville • Dietzfield Holsteins, Plainfield • Eagleview Dairy, Nashua • Jeremy & Sara Ebaugh, Waverly • G & J-Pol, Kensett • Granite-Top Dairy, Fairbank • Fobe-Acres, Sumner • Hadwin Kleiss, Fredericksburg • HMCI, Fredericksburg • Haupt’s Dairy Farm, Eldora • Tim Huhe, Cresco • J & J Dairy, Hudson

• Kevin & Cherish Kueker, Waverly • Leerhoff Dairy, Clarksville • Malvencrest Holsteins, Tony & Bonnie Malven, Cresco • Meyer Dairy Farms, Sumner • Nan Do Holsteins, Waverly • Prairie-Rose Holsteins, Allison • Rampart Acres, Osage • Rockin’-K Holsteins, Cedar Falls • Second Chance Dairy, Waverly • TSKJAK Holsteins, Nashua • West Grove Holsteins, Waterloo • White Gold Dairy, Plainfield • Winken, Inc., Fredericksburg

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Hendel Jman Marlo 3843-ET

GTPI +2370G +2382M +83F +76P +756NM$ +5.0 PL 2.67SCS +3.05T +2.19UDC +1.81FLC Currently being flushed. Dam: (pictured)

Hendel Plt Marilyn 3021-ET VG-87 DOM

2-01 2x 365d 32,800 3.6 1177 3.3 1066 Next Dam:

Hendel Shottle Miami-ET VG-88 GMD DOM

Beth Herges

Ri-Val-Cashcoin Eva-P-ET

GTPI +2261G +1473M +82F +50P +599NM$ +4.5PL 2.80SCS +2.66T +2.42UDC +1.00FLC Owned by Hendel Farms and Four-Cal Genetics Dam:

ŠLea McCullough

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Pine-Tree Ohio Num1 5300-ET GTPI +2052

Ri-Val-Re Oak Sunset-ET

GTPI +2414G +1844M +88f +64P +720NM$ +3.6PL 2.79SCS +3.52T +2.82UDC +1.83FLC Owned by Hendel Farms and Four-Cal Genetics Dam:

Ri-Val-Re Obsrvr Salsa-ET VG-86

Hendel Krnch Barb 3864-ET

GTPI +2370G +1315M +62F +52P +734NM# +5.2PL 2.82 SCS +2.84T +2.43UDC +2.30FLC Currently flushing Dam: Hendel Shmrck Bryce 3408-ET VG-85 GTPI +2137G Grand Dam: (pictured)

Hendel Bolivr Basil 2659-ET EX-90

4-09 2x 296d 30,980 4.7 1456 3.8 1180


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De-Su Cancun 733-ET

2-06 2x 216d 21,050 3.9 812 3.4 712 inc. Dam: Vision-Gen Oman Fantasa-ET Cancun has 2 sons in A.I. at Select Sires and will have semen available soon. Four-Cal Maris +2384 GTPI +84P Four-Cal Major +2344 GTPI Owned with Four-Cal Genetics Beth Herges

Kerndtway Ehrdt Dallas-ET

GTPI +2143G +1141M +64F +49P +538NM$ +2.6PL 3.09SCS +2.59T +1.95UDC +1.71FLC Dallas is Polled RGZ of 149 Many Embryos Exported Owned by Hendel Farms & Robert Eustice Dam: Golden-Oaks Obrvr Dixie-ET VG-85 DOM 2-00 2x 305d 22,590 4.0 897 3.3 748

Beth Herges

Vatland Mogul Mocha 3665-ET

GTPI +2401 G +1820M +79F +59P +815 NM$ +5.5PL 2.82 SCS +2.64T +2.70UDC +2.31FLC Owned by Josh Vatland Dam: (pictured) Vatland Obsvr Maggi 3265-ET GP-84 2-00 2x 295d 22,780 4.1 929 3.5 786

Hendel Farms

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5th Gen VG or EX Her Uno daughter sells as a package with females & flushes by Magic Day, Kingboy, Megasire, Powerball & Supershot GTPI +2454 NM$786 +2.99T +3.30UDC +3.11FLC


Grand Champion WDE ’11 Reserve WDE ‘13 Her AltaEmbassy granddaughter sells! GTPI +2435 NM$865 PL6.9 Dams: Uno Adele GTPI +2223, Apple EX-96 3E DOM


Flame granddaughter sells GTPI +2486 NM$813 GLPI +3326 DGV +3411 103F Conf +13 Dam GLPI +3241 Mogul, Fantom EX-90, EX DOM


GTPI +2319 #17 GTPI Cow 8th Gen EX MS from Dellia family! Her Tango grandaughter sells! #6 GTPI Female on May run! GTPI +2571 NM$825 M2033 P72 +4.01T


GTPI+2319 #17 GTPI Cow Her St Louis granddaughter sells! #20 Female on May run #1 St Louis in the breed, she is an early one! GTPI +2541 NM$925 PL7.4


Her 84P GTPI +2607 DGV+3644 granddaughter sells! Breeds #1 Balisto! Dam GTPI +2368 O-Style Just fresh looks fantastic!


Her Mar’14 Platinum granddaughter sells! GLPI +3291 DGV +3439 Conf +15 GTPI +2497 +3.39T NM$818 PL5.3 Dams: GP-84 Sudan, Halia VG-87 3*, Dragonfly EX-94 2E 16*


5th Gen VG Her *VR AltaOak daughter sells! #2 Variant Red Female in the Breed! GTPI +2350 NM$790 PL6.4

Ohio Style GTPI +2228 PP RC granddaughter sells from Shauna’s VG-87 DOM Zenith sister! Dam of Ohio Style - Colt P PO RC due May ‘14 Dam is maternal sister to Powerball-P Dam!


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Her Beluga great granddaughter sells! #17 GTPI female on May run! GTPI +2545 NM$970 PL8.0 Dams: Facebook (just fresh), Chima VG-88 DOM, Crimson


Her Sterling granddaughter sells! GTPI +2429 M2520 F81 P75 - the only Sterling from Golden Dam is a potential VG-85/86 2yr Maternal sister to Gambler GTPI +2475 +3.14T NM$849


Selling GTPI +2485 Halogen grandddaughter from Crimson’s sister Clairen VG-85 VG-MS Also selling Balisto GTPI +2537 +3.05T NM$892 Dams: Caboodle VG-85 (VG MS), Coal VG-86


Her Balisto granddaughter sells! #2 Balisto daughter in the Breed! GTPI +2542 +3.07T Potential 10th Gen EX. Dam due in Aug


Due in Aug & looks awesome! Her Distinction daughter sells! #12 GTPI on May run! GTPI +2551 NM$909 M1845 +2.95T Next 3 Dams VG or EX


Her Tango great granddaughter sells! #24 GTPI female on May run! GTPI +2534 NM$936 Dam: Robust GTPI +2370 NM$855 due July Next Dam: VG-88


Fresh and looks fabulous! Selling 2 Stylish AltaOak daughters! GTPI +2556 NM$913 M2233 GTPI+2500 NM$894 M2666 Next Dams: Chenoa VG-87 DOM, Crimson EX-92 2E DOM

Potential VG-86/87 2yr AltaIota Her outstanding Miles daughter sells! GTPI +2429 M2122 F125 P88 Next Dam: EX 2E DOM


Her Midnight daughter sells! GTPI +2488 NM$849 M1930 F105 P69 Outcross maternal line McCutchen x Colby VG-87 DOM x Potter VG-87 DOM 6 more VG/EX Dams 2014 NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION - 37

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Milksource Genetics Kaukauna, WI July 26, 2014 at 1pm COOKVIEW GOLDWYN MONIQUE EX-95

All-American 4yr Old ‘13 Reserve All-Canadian 4yr Old ‘13 All-Canadian & Unanimous All-American Sr 3yr Old ‘12 1st Choice Female due Mar 1,’15


Nom. All-American & All-Canadian 5yr Old ‘09 5th gen VG or EX Her Goldwyn Sept calf sells!


1st Sr 3yr Old, Int. Champion, Best BO NY Spring ‘14 Dams: EX-93 Shottle, EX-96 Delilah AA 125,000lb ‘05 Selling is 1st Choice Atwood Female due Mar 1’15


Grand Champion WI R&W State Show ‘13 Fresh Feb’14, she will show as a 5yr Old! 5 gen VG or EX, she sells!


1st Sr 2yr Old & HM Int Champion IL Champ ‘13 1st Sr 2yr Old IL State Fair ‘13 Dams: VG-88 Goldwyn Liza, Lila Z EX-94 18* Fresh & looks incredible- she sells!!

An assumed name of Butler Auctions, Inc. an Illinois corporation, owned soley by Jeff Butler.

SALE MANAGERS - Jeff Butler: 217-341-2437 • Assisting - Ed Feller Fellers: 913-484-4121


Supreme RWF ‘10 & Res Supreme ‘11 Backed by 7 VG or EX dams! Her Mar’14 stunning Absolute dtr sells! Her Nov’14 Sympatico dtr sells!


Nom. All-Canadian Milking Yearling Holstein USA, Star of the Breed Award ‘14 10 gen VG or EX from Lydia family! Her Goldwyn Summer Yrlg sells!

SCHEDULE Fri, July 25 5-8pm-Pizza Social • Cattle Viewing all day Sat, July 26 9am- Tours of Tidy View Dairy & Calf Source 1pm - INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE SALE 6pm- BBQ Social & Live Band 8pm-midnight

SALE HOST: MILK SOURCE, LLC N3569 VANDEN BOSCH ROAD KAUKAUNA, WI 54130 • Contact: Jamie Endvick, Genetics Herd Manager • PH: 608-566-9096

Hotels: mention Int’l Intrigue at Milksource for special rates - RADISSON HOTEL & CASINO Green Bay, WI PH 920-494-7300• $95 rate! SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT Green Bay, WI PH 920-569-8500 • $129 rate! • CAMBRIA SUITES Appleton, WI PH 920-733-0101 • $109 rate! AIRPORTS: Green Bay 25 mins, Appleton 20 mins, Milwaukee 1.5 hrs, Madison 2hrs 2014 NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION - 39

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District 1 Holstein Association is taking an active role in the Future of the Breed! "Striving for Excellence" Elite Breeder Award 2012 – Regancrest, Frank Regan Whitey McKowen Master Breeder Award 2012 – Moondale Farm, Vernice and Dan Moon National Distinguished Junior Member Finalists – Michael Stewart'08, Leah Henkes '10, Matt Henkes '12

"Breeding Superior Holsteins"

Breeders with Bulls in the current Top 100 TPI and Genomic Young Sire Lists De-Su, Regancrest, Kerndtway, Elsbernd, Regel

"Providing Leadership"

Mark Kerndt – National Director and National Convention Fund Raising Committee Co-Chair Dan Moon – National Holstein Nominating Committee and National Convention Sale Co-Chair Doug Lyons – National Director Red & White Holstein Association Larry Landsgard – National Convention Chair Trent Henkes – National Convention Vice Chair and Souvenir Program Matt Hamlett – Iowa Holstein President and National Convention Fund Raising Committee Co-Chair Linda Pagel – National Convention Treasurer and Iowa Holstein Association Treasurer Courtney Sales – National Sale Manager Mark and Tammy Knudtson – National Convention Family Fun Night Chairs Sheri Danhof – National Convention Pre-Sale Meal Chair Jana Hamlett and Lana Strein – National Convention President’s Reception Chairs Koral Harbaugh and Connie Bushman – Welcome Planter Chairs Matt Stewart – History Display Chair

"Cream of the Crop Tour" National Convention Host Day Tour District 1 invites you to tour these four outstanding herds in our District on the National Convention Host Day Tour, June 26 ~ Regancrest, Moondale Farm, Henkeseen Holsteins, and Wesselcrest

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District 1 Holstein Breeders would like to remind everyone that we are just a short drive from the convention for anyone wanting to come a day early or stay another day and visit additional herds. For assistance, please contact: Kevin Fossum 563.568.7587 • Jason Menne 563.380.6131 Jess Rediske 563.380.5772

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Clayton County’s Registered Holstein Breeders Welcome You to Northeast Iowa And the National Holstein Convention!! Andrew Adney,Triple-A-Acres Mark Bischoff, Bisch-Land Doug Brown, Royal-Review Albert Hanson Brian & Koral Harbaugh, Korian Richard and Craig Harbaugh, Harbaugh-Heaven Trent, Leslie and Matt Henkes, Henkeseen Scott Hilgerson, Penny-Royal Chad & Erin Hunt, Hunt-Haven Todd Johnson, STJ Larry, Zach, Jesse and Jordan Landsgard, Lands-Brook Dan, Adam and Drew Martins, Pearl-Lane Jake & Rachel Mills, Mil-Star Dan, Nancy and Kyle Moon, Moondale Alan & Karen Schantz, Apple-Rose Lance & Jonna Schutte, Jo-Lane Greg Shaw, Shaw-Point Larry & Liane Thompson, Distant-Vu Mark & Rondee Troester, MAARS Marjorie Walter, Mar-Gene-W Walt, Brent and Jason Wessel, Wesselcrest Joe, Linda, and Chris Zuercher, Matt & Tara Zuercher, Z-Breeze

Photo by Emily Moon

The "Cream of the Crop" National Convention Farm Tour will take the place of a county barn meeting this summer. Everyone is invited to attend any part of the tour on June 26th as Clayton County showcases a few of their finest! Regancrest 8:30 am, Moondale 10 - 2, Henkeseen Holsteins 10 - 2 and Wesselcrest 2:30. Times are approximate. 2014 National Holstein Convention - 43

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2014 MHA Brood Cow DAGGETT-BROOK WIZ DYE EX-94-3E Born: 10/29/04 Sire: Norz-Hill Form Wizard Dam: Daggett-Brook Dyann


5-08   365   42,720  3.6   1558   2.9   1234 • LTD: 2392d 224,605 3.9 8825 3.1 6861 • Dye is in her7th Lactation with an ME over 30,000 & is pregnant

Thank you to all who voted for Dye. We are humbled to have won and proud to have bred such an amazing cow.

Thank you and Good Luck to recent buyers of our cattle:    James Beck, Princeton, MN     Ryan Eipers, Dodge Center, MN     Matthew Struss, Courtland, MN Visitors are always welcome to visit the farm to see Dye along with her family and the rest of the herd.


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2014 Illini Golden Opportunity Sale October 25, 2014 路 Effingham County Fairgrounds 路 Altamont, Illinois

Schluter Roy Leann EX-94

Sold in the 2006 Illini Golden Opportunity Sale 1st time offering from this show favorite sells! The Illinois Holstein Assoication would also like to show our support for the nomination of Dale Drendel for National Holstein Director! Midwest Layout.indd 3

Wilra Planet 961-ET VG-85

Sold in the 2011 Illini Golden Opportunity Sale 1st Choice Kingboy sells from the contract cow!

Sale Chairman: Kevin Wendling -- 217.240.6196 Co-Chairman: Jason Swanson -- 815.703.7607 Make sure to visit for up-to-date information! 2014 NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION - 45

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Our "Cream of the Crop"

Generatio ns o Excellenc f e from the Hillary's!

Henkeseen Toy Lynn-ET EX-92-2E 5-11 365 38,531 3.0 1172 2.6 1015 Reserve All-Iowa Aged Cow, 2013 Next Dams: EX-90, EX-92, EX-91, EX-94, EX-94

Henkeseen Encore Ellen-ET EX-93-3E 7-9 365 34,977 3.9 1434 3.2 1186 All-Iowa 125,000# Cow, 2011 HM Junior All-American, 2011 Next Dams: EX-94, EX-94

Henkeseen Ad Riddle-Red-ET EX-92 5-8 346 23,091 3.9 895 3.2 730 Reserve All-Iowa Senior-3Yr-Old, 2010 3rd, Red & White Futurity, 2010 WDE Next Dams: EX-92, EX-91, EX-92, EX-94, EX-94

Henkeseen Ad Rumor-Red-ET EX-92-2E 5-8 365 26,616 4.0 1069 3.2 820 Next Dams: EX-92, EX-91, EX-92, EX-94, EX-94

Henkeseen Jasper Rain EX-91 3-2 365 25,814 4.0 1041 3.2 813 Int Champion, 2012 Iowa Junior Holstein Show Nominated Junior All-American, 2012 Next Dams: EX-91, EX-92, EX-94, EX-94

Hnkes-Wessel Atw Ebony-ET VG-85 1st Lact Next Dams: EX-93, EX-91, EX-94, EX-94 She's a 2nd calf Atwood due back in December to McCutchen Watch for her new score on June 10th!

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We’d like to invite everyone to stop at our farm for the “Cream of the Crop” Convention Tour June 26th. Feel free to participate in the tour even if you’re not on the buses! 11/13 BAA 111.3% 29 EX 35 VG 2 GP

Trent Henkes Family Phone: 563-783-2479 18467 165th St, Luana, IA 52156


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Thompson Acres Holsteins As of March 2014 Classification – BAA of 110.7 100% Homebred Recognized 8 years as a PBR Herd

Advertise your embryos, cattle or any type of genetics HERE for only $35/issue. This also covers a three-month listing on the Minnesota Holstein website

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• Due 9/15/14 to Sanchez • Junior 2-Year-Old for the fall shows Dam: Butz-Butler Jaspr Aspire EX-90 2nd Dam: Butz-Butler Dunde Avalon EX-90 3rd Dam: Whittier-Farms Autumn-ET EX-90 4th Dam: BKB Abby-ET EX-95 5th Dam: Shoremar S Alicia-ET EX-97 6th Dam: C Aitkenbrae Starbuck Ada EX-94


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2-00 3x 365 37,940 3.7 1413 3.0 1140 • She is developing into everything we expected • 5 daughters in the herd - 3 bred heifers by Numero Uno, a Planet & a Jabir From 11 generations of Excellent & Very Good dams:

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Dam: VG-86 VG-MS Shottle 2nd Dam: VG-88 EX-MS GMD Morty 3rd Dam: EX-91 EX-MS Manfred 4th Dam: EX-90 EX-MS Rudolph 5th Dam: 3E-92 EX-MS GMD DOM Leadman 6th Dam: 2E-90 GMD DOM Rotate 7th Dam: 4E-97 GMD DOM Northcroft Ella Elevation 8th Dam: 2E-91 EX-MS GMD DOM 9th dam VG-85; 10th dam VG-89; 11th dam VG-85

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This cow family does not miss! Indianhead Redcarpet Tia-ET VG-88 2Y

2-05 3x 328 30,339 4.6 1402 3.5 1060 Sire: Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood Dam: Indianhead Milan Tina EX-92 3E 8-11 3x 365 36,340 4.2 1538 3.2 1150 2nd Dam: C Alanvale Inspiration Tina EX-95 GMD DOM 6-00 2x 365 36,010 5.1 1829 3.3 1184 Res. All-American Aged Cow ‘95 & ‘96

Tia has a fancy March heifer by Big Apple & female pregnancies by Brokaw. She needs to see the classifier and will be on the tanbark as a 4 Year Old.

Indianhead Kite Brigeta VG-87 2Y

2-03 3x 339 22,645 4.2 955 3.5 797

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Sire: Markwell Kite EX Dam: Indianhead SN Brigeen EX-91 4-03 3x 348 31,310 4.4 1381 3.5 1103 2nd Dam: Indianhead Astre Bethsheba EX-94 4-07 3x 365 38,130 4.4 1676 3.2 1239 3rd Dam: Indianhead Mark Bella EX-90 4-06 2x 349 39,490 3.5 1377 2.7 1079 4th Dam: “Bic Betty” EX-94 GMD DOM 1st cow of the breed to have 20 EX daughters

Brigeta is a fantastic young cow and represents what strength in cow families is all about. She calved out beautifully... should be an easy shoo-in for EX. Watch for her on the tanbark!

Greenlea Talent Cat EX-94 2E

5-05 3x 322 36,183 3.6 1316 3.2 1158 1st 5 Year Old, WDE 2011

Attention: To the National Red & White Convention Sale... Calista Cat’s fancy winter yearling by Red Burst. Bred to sexed Armani & will be entered to show.

Robert & Karyn Schauf 1659 10 1/2 Street, Barron, WI 54812 Ph: 715-537-9376 Bob’s Cell: 715-790-7202 E-mail:

BAA: 111.9% RHA: 84 cows 30,107 3.89 1171 3.1 933 Herdsmen: Mike Mertins & Craig Ross


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National Convention Trade Show Friday, June 27 9:00 am - 5:00 pm • Saturday, June 28 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Trade Show will be located in the Exhibition Hall of the Grand RiverCenter. It is free and open to the public. Don't forget to stop and enjoy the free dairy bar. The Trade Show will feature everything from the latest dairy milking equipment, waterers and water treatments, pregnancy testing equipment, the finest in genetics, dairy nutritional and feed products, dairy production testing, dairy processors, dairy ventilation equipment, growing fodder, calf housing and John Deere equipment.

Trade Show Exhibitors 2015 National Holstein Convention - IL Accelerated Genetics Agromatic, inc. Allflex American Trust Bank AMPI APC, Inc. Boehringer-Ingelheim BouMatic Carlson Wholesale, Inc. Dairy Farmers of America Dairy Records Management Development Resources of Iowa Dubuque Bank & Trust Dubuque Convention & Visitor's Bureau Easy Rubber Products North America Elanco Envision Estrotect FarmTek GEA Farm Technologies Genex/CRI Holstein Foundation Holstein USA Holstein World Immvac, Inc. International Protein Sires Iowa Corn Growers Associaiton Iowa Holstein Auxiliary Iowa State Dairy Association Janssen Ventures Inc. John Deere Kauffman's Animal Health/CIRA Gold Lely North America Merial, Ltd. Micronutrients Multimin USA Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation/NICC

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Area dairy farmers look to our expert lenders for solid advice and banking products and services designed to help their operation run smoothly and cost efficiently. From start-up to expansion we want to be your bank. Enjoy refreshments at The Dairy Bar made possible by American Trust and American Bank, and visit with the business bankers at our booth!

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The West Central Holstein Club would like to show our support for our very own member:

A Growing Family...

Congratulations to our two daughters and their new husbands on their recent marriages.

CHUCK WILL As he runs for the Holstein USA National Board of Directors as Director at Large.

Jennifer & Steve Landman Married on October 12, 2013

Best of luck Chuck! **Also don’t forget to save the date for the 2016 All-Breeds Convention. Dates: March 3-5, 2016 Location: Best Western/Doublewood Inn Fargo, North Dakota

John & Berlinda VanderWal & Family Trevor & Alisha Ekkel Pipestone, Minn. 507-215-0339

Alisha & Trevor Ekkel Married on April 12, 2014

Spring is filled with excitement and Anticipation at Sherdale Farm Seth is graduating from high school

Seth with Highborn Gold Minnell-ET EX Minnell is and EX 4-yr-old backed by 12 generations of EX or high VG dams

Good luck to all at the summer shows -  Hope to see you there!


Donovan is graduating from the U of M Crookston with a degree in Animal Science.

We are also anxiously awaiting the birth of Donovan and Whitney's first child. Donovan and Whitney Rupprecht

Sherdale Farms

Dale and Sherri Rupprecht and Sons

18141 220th St. NE Thief River Falls, MN 56701 - (218) 681-6419 Dale (218) 684-1029 Cole (651) 303-8023 Seth (218) 689-7041

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Annesa’s World Reknown Dam

Ms Apples Annesa-ET


VG-85 VG-MS GTPI +2151

1-11 3x 361 29,250 4.5 1317 3.5 1030

#2 GTPI Red or Red Carrier Cow of the breed (4/14)

~ Due in July

Selling July 25 at the 50th Anniversary National Red & White Convention Sale: 1st Choice of 5 female Malone-Red pregnancies due in September and October

KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-96 3E DOM 4-01 365 35,750 4.7 1682 3.5 1247 Red Impact Cow of the Year 2013 Reserve Grand Champion, WDE 2013 Grand Champion, WDE 2011

Bookem Fancy (pictured), VG-85 VG-MS at 2-06, had a great day in April and jumped to +2205 GTPI and +52P. Currently at 25,830 976F 838P in 240 days, she is projected at 31,538 1190F 1034P and due in August. Fancy is a daughter of Melarry Goldwyn Fate, EX-91 DOM. Stay tuned for a Fate offering in the 2nd Melarry Vision of Excellence Sale in September.

Mystic Valley Dairy LLC

Mitch Breunig 8667 Cty. Hwy. V, Sauk City, WI 53583 608.643.6818 • e-mail: 24 EX, 149 VG, 161 GP, 42 G RHA: 425 cows 33,045 3.9 1288 3.02 999

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801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 920-210-3992


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Budjon Boarding & St. Jacobs ABC to Host 2014 WHA State Picnic Budjon Boarding and St. Jacobs ABC are excited to host the 2014 Wisconsin Holstein Association State Picnic at the farm on Sunday, July 27. This dynamic duo will provide a unique opportunity for Holstein enthusiasts to see a complete overhaul and facelift of the well-known Budjon Farms, in addition to a daughter display and the opportunity to hear more from an elite, type-focused AI organization in St. Jacobs ABC. Budjon Farms has been an integral part of the Wisconsin dairy landscape for many years. John and Mary Cull made the move to Lomira and their current location in the winter of 1998 from Pewaukee. Their son Tom married Kelli in 2000, the same year he John, Tom & Kelli Cull came home to farm with his parents. In 2003, Kelli came home to farm full-time, and she and Tom entered into a 50/50 partnership with John and Mary for both the facilities and cattle. While Budjon has always been home to a small milking herd, the boarding part of the business has truly flourished over the course of ten years. The Culls admit that the boarding part of their operation started somewhat unintentionally, when the partnership with Joel Kietzman started with the purchase of Elegance and formation of Elegance Futures. The Culls also owned additional animals with Mark Rueth and Joel Kietzman that were boarded at the farm. Elegance Futures remains a separate entity between the Culls and Kietzmans that employs the farm to house partnership cattle. Through the years the word and proof of elite care at Budjon has spread, and the business has grown and evolved to house both elite show cattle and more recently, young calves. Many animals have been housed for various partners, but the official start of the boarding business began when Jeff Butler and his partners were looking for a place to go with their animals between leaving a location and building the next. Jeff had made plans to build a barn in Chebanse, and sent 10-15 head to live at Budjon for a year and a half while waiting for completion of his facilities. The Culls had the opportunity to get to know Jeff through working with Winterbay Goldwyn Lotto, who was owned with Peter Vail, a partner of Budjon’s through other females. That year, Lotto was Grand at the Royal and truly opened people’s eyes to the special care provided by the Culls. Idee Goldwyn


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Lynley, owned by Butlerview and Gen-Com was All-American Senior Three-Year-Old and Intermediate Champion at World Dairy Expo. Deboer Gldwn Snow Velvet-ET was All-American and All-Canadian Junior Three-Year-Old, and also owned by Butlerview. The results of Budjon care for this trio of females was only further proof of the benefits of breeders investing in the Budjon Boarding business. Lotto was only the beginning of special females coming to live at Budjon. Tom and Kelli were fortunate to work with Mario Comtois of Gen-Com, a Lynley partner who approached them to work with his entire show string from the end of summer through World Dairy Expo in Madison. The Culls helped Gen-Com for two years, resulting in Premier Exhibitor banners at the three major fall shows both years, along with having Grand Champion at both the Royal and World Dairy Expo. Mario’s confidence in Budjon and the care provided has set the bar high for getting cows ready for the colored shavings. In the last three years, Budjon has prepared 36 All-American Nominations (Black & White Holsteins). This impressive list includes Dubeau Dundee Hezbollah, Charwill Attic Marcy, Scientific Gold Dana Rae, Earhardt Gold Beauty, Robrook Goldwyn Cameron, RF Goldwyn Hailey, Idee Goldwyn Lynley, Siemers Goldwyn Goldie, and Budjon-JK Emilys Edair. In addition to the high profile show cow aspect of the business, the calf business is where Budjon is able to utilize another aspect of their facilities. The Culls work with various recipient organizations to acquire young calves that are produced for joint clients. The calves arrive at Budjon at about one month of age. Those calves range from everything from high type potential show calves to high genomic females to bulls destined for stud. Budjon has 100 calf hutches, ten super hutches, and a weaning barn that brings their calf total on any given day at just shy of 200 head under four months of age. Even though there is a large emphasis on the calf operation, the milk barn is still filled with 65 cows. Budjon Farms has an inventory of about 400 head. One third of these are owned by Budjon or in partnership. The remaining two-thirds are owned by the 60-plus clients that utilize the Budjon Boarding business. In the year 2013, 980 head arrived and 880 exited the farm. This results in trucks coming and going and organizing transportation and health papers on a weekly basis. Teaming up with St. Jacobs ABC One business and boarding partnership that has been very successful for the Culls is that forned with Tim Abbott and St. Jacobs ABC, cohost of this year’s WHA State Picnic. Tom and Kelli were able to get to

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Tim, Sharyn, Chelsea and Caitlyn Abbott know Tim as a friend through ABS just about the time he was looking to get his feet wet in the female business. Tim was looking to invest in high profile daughters from ABS/STJ sires, and after Dubeau Dundee Hezbollah was Intermediate Champion at WDE, the Budjon/ STJ connection was born. STJ continues to have a strong business relationship and friendship with Budjon through IVF work and prominent females still cared for by the Culls. St. Jacobs Animal Breeding Corp (STJ) is focused on the development of elite dairy cattle genetics and developing dairy cattle with outstanding type traits for function and competition. STJ believes that breeding cattle with outstanding type is an art, and STJ has the desire to fulfill the need for high type genetics for breeders that are passionate about their cattle and enjoy seeing a great herd of cattle when they go to the barn each morning. STJ is owned by Tim and Sharyn Abbott of Franklin, Vermont, and remains a long time partner of ABS Global, Inc., in DeForest – the exclusive distributor for STJ products worldwide. STJ continues to invest in top-end show cows to provide premier type and breeder genetics for breeders worldwide. Owner Tim Abbott plans to keep the best cows boarded

at Budjon, as Tim says one of the cheapest expenses is the level of care at Budjon that cannot be reproduced. The Cull’s knowledge, facilities and care, in addition to their location in Wisconsin, provides an ideal situation for STJ females. Currently, STJ has one female housed at Budjon that is also owned in partnership with the Culls. Robrook Goldwyn Cameron, EX-94, has been dominating the spring show ring as a five-year-old, and calls Budjon home. The popular Butz-Butler Gold Barbara, EX-92, was purchased with Kueffner, River Valley, and Iager last year, and was Intermediate Champion at WDE 2013 and Reserve Grand at the NY Spring National this year. Barbara and Cameron’s daughters will eventually be living at Budjon. Cameron has a son by Aftershock and one by Gold Chip that will enter the STJ sire program in the fall. Barbara is a sister to STJ’s popular sire, Buxton, and continues to make bulls for the STJ program, including popular young sire Brazzle. Visitors to this year’s picnic can expect a fantastic display of STJ daughters from all programs, including the Red & White, Judge’s Choice, and Breeder’s Choice line-ups. Daughters that will be highlighted include Aftershock, Destry *RC and Buxton, in addition to Maxwell-Red and Perseus *RC. The Abbotts are also hoping to have daughters by Heztry *RC, Hezton, Declan, Attorney and Freeze. Additional females that will be on display include high-profile, Budjon-bred beauties Linjet Eileen, EX-95, and Redmarker Desire, EX-96. Also at the farm will be genomic giant Seagull-Bay Miss America, 2014 Spring Show Champion Robrook Goldwyn Cameron, Reserve Champion of the Mid-East Spring National, Rocky Mountain Sanchez Finesse,

and more! Visitors will not be disappointed in the quality and depth of females on display at every age. Budjon and St. Jacobs ABC are ecstatic to open the doors to visitors the weekend of July 27. A tag sale will kick off the festivities on Thursday, July 24, at 12:00 noon, and everything will be priced at the farm. On Friday, July 25, a BBQ oyster feed will start at 12:00 noon for the tag sale and STJ daughter viewing. On Sunday, the tag sale will still be running in addition to the STJ daughter viewing, and the Wisconsin Holstein Association will have a brief program and annual picnic festivities.

Dubeau Dundee Hezbollah EX-92

Robrook Goldwyn Cameron EX-94

Upcoming WHA Events 2014 WHA District Show schedule

June 13 District 10 Holstein Show, Plymouth 16 District 2 Holstein Show, Black River Falls 17 District 6 Holstein Show, Janesville 18 District 4 Holstein Show, Medford 18 District 5 Holstein Show, Baraboo 19 District 8 Holstein Show, Beaver Dam 20 District 3 Holstein Show, Lancaster 23 District 1 Holstein Show, Chippewa Falls 23 District 7 Holstein Show, Weyauwega Visit the WHA website for more details on each show.

2014 WHA Championship Show July 14 & 15 • Mineral Point, WI Sunday, July 13 - Red & White Show, 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 14 - Junior Judging Contest, 9:00 a.m. (open to all youth) Heifer Show - 2:00 p.m. Showmanship Contest 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 - Cow Show - 9:00 a.m.

2014 Wisconsin State Picnic

July 27 • Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI See ad on page 40 for schedule of the weekend’s activities

2014 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity Saturday, August 9 • 5:30 p.m. WI State Fair Park, West Allis Come see this year’s crop of 3-Year-Old futurity entries along with the exhibitors dressed in their finest!


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3-04 2x 365d 26,240 4.0 1050 3.5 922 Sire: Damion Dam: Sonnek Shottle Arcadia VG-87 Not only is Charlie our first homebred 94-point cow, but she is a barn favorite! She is the transmitting kind with two sons in A.I., Golddust and Corvette, and several promising young daughters in the herd, including an EX-90 second lactation Goldwyn. Charlie has pregnancies by Atwood and Doorman, and IVF embryos by Atwood and Destry.

Sonnek Farms

15439 150th Ave Foreston, MN 56330 320-266-1510

We hosted the Minnesota Junior Holstein Association convention attendees to both farm locations on Saturday, March 29th. It was a great opportunity to support the MJHA, an organization that our family has had the opportunity to enjoy.

Congratulations to Russell Wirt for his upcoming award. The National Dairy Shrine Pioneer Award.


Webb-Vue Gabor Mycala-ET VG-87 EX-MS DOM +2324 GTPI

2-02 3x 351 33,670 4.8 1602 3.0 1026 Sire: Willow-Marsh-CC Gabor-ET - great dairy cows with tremendous will to milk Dam: Webb-Vue Baxter Brieanna-ET +2040 GTPI - has sons in A.I. 2nd Dam: Webb-Vue Goldwyn Elvira-ET EX-90 EX-MS DOM over 50,000M, 9 sons in A.I. - dam of Luciano 7HO10632 3rd Dam: Webb-Vue Marshall Bryanna EX-90 GMD DOM over 200,000M lifetime

Mycala’s impact is just starting to be noticed: • Plan son at Select Sires • SuperLarge son at Semex • Supersire son at Select Sires (over +2500 GTPI) • Females by these sires are part of our genetic program • Embryos by Montross, Balisto, Tatum due this summer • Mycala has 2 full sisters: Gabor Shameirah VG-87 VG-MS & Dayalyn VG VG-MS, both have high testing daughters When looking for quality replacements and genetics, keep us in mind. Also consider Summit Seed LLC for your corn and forage needs (a Division of Summit Farms).


Robert & Peggy Webb

N5328 W. County A, Plymouth, WI 53073 | Phone: 920-526-3504 | Fax: 920-526-3385 | Bob’s cell: 920-377-1079 E-mail: 66 - 2014 NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION Souvenir Program 5-19.indd 66

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The Future Looks Bright Gen-I-Beq Mascalese Bronze +3026G

Bronze was purchased this spring at the Ontario Tag Sale. We look forward to developing this beautiful junior yearling and plan to flush her this summer. She is one of the breed leaders for conformation +22DGV. Her 4th dam is Braedale Baler Twine.

Stempfle Atwood Glice-ET Glice is due in August. 2013 Show Winnings:

Reserve All-Iowa Senior Yearling Junior All-Iowa Senior Yearling

2012 Show Winnings:

All-Iowa & Junior All-Iowa Senior Calf Junior Champion, Iowa State Fair & Iowa Holstein Show Look for her December 2013 sisters by Atwood and Goldwyn on the show circuit this summer. Her Sister: Windbrook Glitter Reserve Junior Champion & 1st Senior Calf, 2013 Iowa State Fair

Stempfle Holsteins

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Dam: Wargo-Acres Blton Mopsie EX-93 2E

Wargo-Acres Guth Metalic-ET VG-87 at 2-04

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BAA: 108.1% on 287 cows RHA: 384 cows 30,495 3.8 1157 3.1 930

Check us out at | 608-592-2560 Craig cell

W13157 Co. Hwy. J, Lodi, WI 53555

Gordon & Emily Carncross Craig & Jen Carncross

Metalic is one of five VG 2-year-olds out of Mopsie with many more to come. Mopsie has re-entered the flush program after going up to EX-93 and we don’t think she is done yet. Inquiries are welcome.

Selling in the National Convention Sale

Hawkeye Shot Reba

Reba is a fancy summer yearling for this summer from All-American heritage! A Shot heifer with style, balance, and promises to be a great cow.

Reba's Dam:

Ms Durham Rina EX-90

5-06 305 2X 25,897 4.2 1078 3.2 835 Inc 2nd Dam:

Pfaffs Gibson Rally EX-94-3E

5-07 2X 365 41,780 4.1 1696 3.3 1387

HHawkeye Holsteins

Dave & Lisa Chapman Family • 3881 350th St. • Ruthven, IA 51358 Dave: 712.480.4410 • Cody: 712.480.0410 • 70 - 2014 National Holstein Convention

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Granite Road Dairy

Cows we are working with ~ Premic-RCF S Darisha VG-85 Triple-A Stormatic Tonya EX-90 Futurehart Morty Legacy VG-86 Granite Road Blade Toots VG-86

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Granite Road Showdown Shade Granite Road Guthrie Dag Granite Road Aftshck Sylvia Granite Road Asteroid Debbie

Ryan and Brianne Sparrgrove Dillion, Blake, and Chloe

29134 Granite Road ~ Ossian, IA 52161 563-562-9033

Reality Check List Hurtgen-Vue Reality-Red VG-88 aAa: 213645 • DMS: 126,246 Sept Storm x Hanoverhill Renaissance

r √Breed Leader Reality-Red is the No. 1 Red TPI Sire with 99% reliability. He has ranked in the top 4 TPI Red & White sires for every sire summary since January 2009.

r √Staying Power His TPI is +1984 and has increased over 300 points since his first proof in 2008. What’s most impressive is that the increase is credited exclusively to his 2,220 producing daughters. r √Pedigree with longevity

His dam, Hurtgen-Vue HHR Vanessa-Red 3E-93 DOM, calved consistently and in her 6th lactation at 7y11m made her highest record of 37,230M 1394F 1179P. She was twice nominated “Red Impact Cow of the Year” by Holstein International. Her dam was one of 4 Very Good sisters, all over 100,000 LT. Next dam was VG-86 EX-MS DOM Cavalier with 170,000 LT.

r √Outcross Genetics

And in a dairy genetics world that has focused narrowly on a few bloodlines, the breed is in need of outcross genetics. Reality-Red has been the No.1 Expected Future Inbreeding sire for six consec-

r √Components

utive years spanning 17 sire summaries!

r √National & Regional Show Champions

Make your milk more valuable. Daughters average over 25,000 pounds of milk with off-the-chart components. +.29%F +.07%P Int. & Res. Grand Champion – All-American R&W Show 2013 Intermediate Champion – Mideast Fall R&W Show 2013 Intermediate Champion – Int'l Spring R&W Show 2014 Res. Intermediate Champion – Midwest Spring R&W Show 2014 Junior Champion – International Spring R&W Show 2014 Reserve Junior Champion – Midwest Spring R&W Show 2014 Reserve Junior Champion – Quebec Spring R&W Show 2014 Grand Champion - Int'l Spring R&W Jr. Show 2014 Res. Intermediate Champion - International R&W Jr. Show 2012 Res. Junior Champion - International R&W Jr Show 2012

r √All-American and All-Canadian Red & Whites

Reality-Red sired six Junior All-American R&W nominations (three in milking form) with two All-American winners in 2013. He also had 5 All-American nominated individuals plus two groups. In 2012, 9 Junior All-American R&W nominations and 4 All-American R&W nominations were Realitys. Reality-Red was also the second leading sire of 2011 All-Canadian Red & Whites.

r √Impressive Type Reality-Red has consistently transmitted impressive type traits: +2.38T +1.79 UDC +2.71 FLC r √Health Traits

He has dozens of Excellent daughters scattered in 11 states from California to New York. Canadian daughters are 79% GP or better.

r √Breeder confidence

Calving ease, attractive daughter pregnancy rate and somatic cell There is great personal satisfaction as well as a humbling honor when breeders have faith in your breeding program. Eleven of Holstein Association's Distinguished Young Breeders and Elite Breeders have used Reality-Red. This list includes Elite Breeder, Bob Miller, with Mil-R-Mor Reality Desi EX-90 EX(92)MS and Young Breeder winners, Jonathan and Alicia Lamb, who have bred three Excellent Reality daughters. April 2014 data

Semen marketed exclusively by Accelerated Genetics. Red & White and Black & White Holsteins

Andy & Jean Hurtgen • Patti ~ Richey ~ Sandi 26792 McFarland Rd., Monroe, OR 97456 • Phone/Fax: (541) 424-3391 To learn more and see daughter photos, visit

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Russ & Rosie Bauman

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

Visitors welcomed by appointment

Edgar, WI • 715-352-3177


R865 Mount View Lane Athens, WI 54411 Phone: 715-257-7255 e-mail:

Gary’s Dairy

Gary Stankowski Owner

Good-Time registered Holsteins

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

A sale is in our future this summer! Look for more info to come... can’t wait to share some great genetics with everyone.

Dream Team Holsteins

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


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

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


May 8, 2014 Jo-Wal-Langs Gold Nadia-ET EX-94 EX-94MS at 8-05 and Jo-Wal-Langs Tlnt Nanny-ET EX-94 EX-94MS at 6-05 Crestwood Durham Emmy EX Dam of three beautiful two-year-old Million daughters. Her sire stack includes Durham, Bubba, Jolt, Blackstar, Mark, Tradition, Valiant, Pete, Monitor and Chief. 4th Dam is Lane-Crest Mark Easter EX-92, featured in our last ad. 9th dam is Ronhub Doll Arlinda Chief, 3E-91 - foundation cow and 4th dam of Lane-Crest Bell Rex Dolly, EX-92 GMD.


Loren & Anita Birkey

Wausau, WI • 715-845-8601

Believed to be first time ever a mother & daughter scored EX-94 and EX-94 mammary on the same day. JOE & GEORGE WALDVOGEL & Sons 3604 Merrill Ave., Wausau, WI 54401 Phone: 715-675-2858 • and

Lang’s Twin Elm Farms, Inc.

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


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Ded-Dit Holsteins Seefeldt-Acres Mill Lexie GP-84 VG-MS Milking & looking good. Housed at Fustead Holsteins

Doug Dittmar 6006 - 3 Birch Street, Schofield, WI 54476



Bosside Apl Arabella-Red February flush - 9 #1 embyros by Dual PP Dam: Ms Apple Danika VG-85 2nd Dam: Ms Delicious Apple-Red VG-88 3rd Dam: KHW Regiment Apple-Red EX-96 owned by Sam Nigon

Mark Bychinski

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

On-Q Jackman Sun-ET

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

up to +2489 GTPI +877NM (4/14) An early AltaJackman & 4th highest GTPI New news - Sun’s brother!

On-Q Earnhardt Driver-P Polled! and +2358 GTPI • A.I. interest


Their Dam: Ms Brandys Bella-ET +2235 GTPI by Armitage

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

Har-Dale-Acres Rob Clair-ET

is fresh and looks great. She is a Robust out of Goldcrest Shottle Candy-ET. Clair has three Predestine heifers and one bull born already and she had a Numero Uno bull herself.

Fred, Lynne & Matt Harder

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

Their Granddam: Ms Apple Brandy-ET VG-88 3-01 2x 365 24,950 5.0 1240 3.8 951

3rd Dam: KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-96 2E DOM

On-Q Holsteins LLC Dan and Michelle Mielke

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

A Grass-Based dairy farm with Strong Cow Families

Sam & Jenn Zimmermann

Mason, Adelle, Neah & Garrison E2259 County Rd. Q, Ringle, WI 54471 Cell: 715-218-8619


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“Striving for that fine line of genetic excellence”

When your world comes crashing down... Our family would like to express our heart warm thanks to our community and farm friends who were able to help us at the time of our partial freestall collapse on February 20th. While our losses were significant we feel fortunate that no human life was lost. The goal is to be rebuilt and fully operational by late summer. A special thanks to Clabough and Secura Insurance who have made the step by step rebuilding process quick and smooth. 9570 State Hwy. 153, Wittenberg, WI 54499 Telephone (715) 454-6217 Fax (715)-454-6775 Carl & June Norrbom

Paul & Kim Norrbom Katelyn, Paige & Emily

Selling in the 2014 Summer Event Sale, July 10, 2014 Langs-Twin-B E-Hart 5043-ET born 2/1/14 GTPI +2398 PTA +1906M +97F +68P +810NM +3.8PL +2.40T +1.99UDC +1.21FLC 4/14 #2 Earnhardt in the breed

Dam: Hartford Lotta-Hill 940 VG-87 VG-MS DOM 2-01 2x 365 32,490 4.8 1545 3.2 1049 GTPI +2124 PTA +964M +72F +36P +592NM +2.8PL +2.28T +2.39UDC

Floyd & Lloyd Baumann

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

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

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

Will She Make It? Owned by: Thomas & Florine Bunkelman Brooke, Brent & Brodie

We were sad to lose Tomkins Mr Burns SizzleRed and Dalin Durham Taffy on May 3. They will be missed at the farm. We have a great spring calf by Hestry from Sizzle and some nice ET calves out of Taffy including a Guthrie due in July. Looking forward to the results of these to be great replacements like their dams were.

Nor-Way-Pete Mathie Jazzmin EX-90 2E Lifetime to date: 10 lactations 399,329 3.7 14,996 2.9 11,524 inc.

We have always valued lifetime production as a great benefit from functional type. Currently there are 11 cows with over 200,000 in the herd - 8 Excellent and 3 Very Good. There are many more “Committee Cows” annually than cows that surpass 400,000. Hopefully Jazzmin can join that super elite club in the next month or so. Truly a great milestone.


1751 Cherry Drive, Eland, WI 54427 Home of NOR-WAY-PETE & Four-of-a-Kind Reg. Holsteins

Dalin Durham Taffy EX-94

Tomkins MrBurns Sizzler-Red VG-85

F4680 Walnut Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 Ph.: 715-581-6460 E-mail:

RHA: 3x 257 cows 29,579 3.9 1150 3.0 879

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


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Very thankful for & proud of our new grandson:

FUSTEAD HOLSTEINS April Top 100 Proven Bulls #50 - Fustead Jetstream Soto-ET +1570M +68F +52P +1.66 Type +2110 TPI Available at ABS #64 - Fustead AltaStone-ET +2705M +54F +81P +1.68 Type +2089 TPI #1 for milk and #1 for protein in the breed Available at Alta Genetics

Gabriel (Gabe) Hielke Boschma

born April 28, weighing 8 lbs. 13 oz. & 20 inches long Congratulations to Hank & Shannon Boschma of Sky-Reach Holsteins. Proud grandparents John & Tineke Boschma, Bosside Holsteins, Colby, WI and Gary & Diane van Doorn, Flambeau Manor Holsteins, Tony, WI. 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%

2 Year Olds off to a Great Start at Matt-Dari Matt-Dari Alexander Bay 2-03 2x 288 21,431 5.2 1121 3.6 768 inc. Alexander x VG-86 Mac x EX-92 Charles Matt-Dari Guthrie Blitzen 2-02 2x 66 6000 3.9 229 3.1 183 inc. Guthrie x VG-88 Matson x VG-88 Luck Matt-Dari Observer Dance-ET 2-03 2x 360 29,929 4.8 1424 3.5 1040 inc. Observer x VG-88 Shottle x EX-90 Outside Matt-Dari Observer Danti-ET 2-10 2x 133 11,528 4.9 565 3.3 383 inc. Observer x VG-88 Shottle x EX-90 Outside Matt-Dari Armitage Delish-ET 2-01 2x 14 862 4.8 41 3.2 28 inc. Armitage x VG-88 Shottle x EX-90 Outside Matt-Dari Shamrock Nevada 2-02 47 4114 4.6 188 3.2 131 inc. Shamrock x Jeeves x VG-87 Goldwyn These 2 year olds can’t wait to see the classifier in May!

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 30,120 4.0 1204 3.1 951

#83 - Fustead Jetstream Seth-ET +1408M +55F +37P +1.67 Type +2067 TPI Available at ABS Fustead Goldwyn Guthrie-ET +173M +26F +18P +3.19 Type +1908 TPI #25 Type in the breed

FUSTEAD HOLSTEINS Brian & Wendy Fust Wausau, WI

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

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

L-L-M-Dairy L-L-M-Dairy President-ET +2506 GTPI PTAT +2.99 +1570M +75F +55P +2.2DPR

Available at Semex!

His Dam

L-L-M-Dairy Million Prize VG-85 2-03 365 26,073 4.3 1126 3.1 811

Next dam: L-L-M Dairy J Stream Procky VG-87


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milkyhill cattle sales In 1963, as a freshman in High School I received my first project calf sired by Hickory Juryman. We later bought two calves by Cremel and Standard both Tri-State bulls. In the late 1960s we bought four bred heifers: three Headmasters and one Lad. They all went VG. All these animals were successful in my breeding program, but the Lad was the key to my success. She was 17 when she died and is buried on the farm. She had a son and daughter by Jewel. The daughter, Milkyhill Crystal Jewel Angel was EX-92 and had 10 EX daughters. The son, EX-92 went to Tri-State with an open-end contract. In the late 1970s and 1980s I sold quite a few high priced cows. I knew the index animals were overshadowing the good type cows. I sold my herd Milkyhill Crystal Jewel Angel EX-92 GMD DOM four times in eleven years - two by public sales and two by private treaty. I also had quite a few bulls go to Germany and other Countries. The first time I sold my cows I had 12 Ex, 10 VG and 6 GP out of 28 cows. This herd was bought by Phil Majerus, Fond du lac, WI. Over the years we bred and owned over 50 Excellent bulls and cows. I farmed with my dad, Edward Mielke, Sr. until he retired in 1980. I then bought the farm I live on now and updated the barn and the house. I was married to Jill in 1990 - the best decision I ever made. We have three children, Jason (Angie), Jamie, and Jeremy (Pam) and seven grandchildren - Shynia - 18, Cody - 17, Cheyenne - 14, Dakota - 12, Caylee - 11, Carlie - 6 and Kyson - 1. We also have been involved with the Foreign Exchange Program (AFS) for the past year and are hosting Mathis - 16, from Germany. We bought Village Spirits, LLC, which we owned for 20 years. We sold that in December, 2012. We also own The Korner Kitchen, LLC for the last six years. In 1998 we started Milkyhill Cattle Sales, LLC. I now work with buying & selling cattle - both public sales and private treaty. I also help with Barron County Holstein Breeders, Vernon County Holstein Breeders and Marathon County Holstein Breeders with their consignment sales. I also own a 15 passenger van. In my spare time I haul people to Brewer games, etc. I also haul Amish long distance trips. I have gone as far as New York and Canada. Ed & Jill Mielke We are thinking about selling our farm, but still working with cattle. We now rent out our barn. I am proud to be a Marathon County member and thank the association for allowing us to have this ad.

Milkyhill cattle sales 3796 Redwood St., Fenwood, WI Ed Mielke 715-574-2931 76 - 2014 NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION

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Two of Our Favorites


1st Place, Iowa State Fair Open and 4-H Show 5th Place, International Junior Holstein Show Junior All-American Nominee Lathority embryos for sale! Dam: Greenlea Advent Leta-Red EX-94

HARVUE ROY FROSTY EX-97 We own Frosty's Braxton daughter ~

DUCKETT-SA BRAXTON FALA-ET Atwood embryos for sale from Fala!

H&H Farms

Tim Huhe ~ 641.220.3451 ~ 7382 Willow Ave ~ Cresco, IA 52136

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Schillview Sandy Glista EX-90

2-02 2x 305d 24,690 4.6 1125 3.2 802 Dam: Schillview Oman Glisten VG-85 GMD DOM Next Dam: Schillview Mtoto Gift-ET E-91-2E GMD DOM

And you... Mike Schiller

Thank you Mike & Karen Schiller for giving us the numerous opportunities we have had with Glista and all of your support.

On May 22nd Glista shared her 5th birthday with our friend Mike Schiller.

Rohde Dairy Jeffrey & Korinna Rohde 28880 Co Rd 6 Grey Eagle, MN 56336

Dairy farming takes a lot of PATIENCE, but great cows make it all worth while! 2013 Purchase:


Dam: Tande R-Marker Precious EX-91 Next Dams: EX-91 Jolt x GP-83 Calypso x EX-90 x VG-87 x EX-90 x EX-90 x VG-87 She is due back in the fall to Baltimore We are very excited about her first Atwood Calf More Atwoods and Windbrooks coming soon Daniel Stender 952-467-2115

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Sesquicentennial farm. Visitors welcome.

2014 Purchase:

TIMLYNN PRS PATIENCE-ET EX-90 Sire: Picston Shottle-ET Dam: Timlynn Adam Princess-ET EX-93 Next Dams: EX-92 x EX-90 DOM x EX-93 x VG-87 She is a 5th Generation EX Due in July to Atwood Will be flushed in the fall

Meadow-Marsh Holsteins

andYoung Tim Stender 15420 110thDan Street, America, MN 55397 15420 110th Street, Young America, MN 55397 Ph. 952-467-2115 | 952-607-6297 Tim Cell |

Tim & Amy Stender 952-607-6297 Breeding Bulls For Sale

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Peony, Taffy & Shelzy - Cybil Fisher


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National Convention Bound

T-Spruce Miles 7818-ET GTPI +2501

+1351 M +111F +62 P 4/2014 +881NM$ +4.8PL 2.73SCS +2.90T +2.83UDC +2.64FLC Sire: Melarry Robust Miles-ET GTPI +2397 Dam: Kings-Ransom Graf Dancer-ET GTPI +2194 Grand Dam: Kings-Ransom Baxter Dolly VG-85 DOM 2-00 3x 365d 22,510 3.8 845 3.0 666

Next dams: VG-88 GMD DOM, EX-91-2E GMD DOM, EX-91 GMD DOM. VG-87 GMD DOM, VG-85 GMD DOM, VG-87 GMD DOM, VG-88 GMD DOM, VG-87 GMD, Ex-90-3E GMD

Kings-Ransom Baxter Dolly VG85 DOM

T-Spruce Holsteins Arnold & Kris Gruenes

17565 County Road 43 • Richmond, MN 56368 • 320-453-7322

Also Heading to Iowa... Melarry Halogen Frecked-ET

GTPI +2491 +882 NM$ Dam: Melarry Mogul Freck Her first 5 offspring are all over +2400 GTPI Freck’s full sister sold for $70,000 on the World Classic Sale Grand Dam: Melarry Super Freestyle VG-86 2-04 2x 365d 36,072 3.1 1136 3.1 1113

Next Dam: EX-90 Colby x EX-90 Potter

Melarry Super Freestyle VG-86 GTPI +2132

Don’t miss this out cross opportunity

DeBoer Holsteins Rice MN 56367 I (320) 267-3180 I


Brad DeBoer 605 949 0382

Consignments from these Exciting Families will sell at the

Visions of Excellence Sale September 13, 2014 Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester, Minn.

KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-96-3E DOM

Melarry Al Mckenna-ET VG-88 GTPI +2035

DeBoer Gldwyn Snow Velvet-ET EX-93

Misty Springs Planet Brice-ET VG-87 GTPI +2117

7-00 2x 365d 33,280 5.0 1654 3.4 1128 Red and Black grand daughters selling!


4-11 2x 305d 37,240 3.9 1447 3.2 3371

Family members sell.

2-00 2x 365d 30,900 4.5 1378 3.4 1064 Dam of Miles, Match and Mystre at Select Sires

2-01 2x 350d 25,820 3.8 979 3.4 885 FORMER #1 RC of the breed

Sale Managed by:


2564 Pole Line Rd • Ridgeway, IA 52165 563-387-0035 • -0046 fax • Cell 563-380-1318


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Synergy Planet Piper-ET

EX-91 +2148 GTPI +62P

1-10 3x 365 45,655 4.8 2213 3.2 1462 3-07 3x 351 47,040 3.9 1825 3.3 1558

Now early in her 3rd lactation, lifetime to date: 997d 122,580 4.4 5394 3.4 4177 • Her daughter Synergy Alan Poker VG-86 at 2Y, +2182 GTPI, 1-11 359 36,958 4.2 1557 3.4 1249 inc. • Poker’s daughters Synergy Uno Pot O Gold-ET, +2454 GTPI +156CFP +2.7 DPR and Synergy Uno Pioneer-ET, +2442 GPTI +2.6 DPR

• 16 Pirates average 1304F & 1069P (3.35%) vs. Synergy RHA of 1220F & 1006P (3.16%). With these actual results, we can’t wait to get the 60+ heifers from this family into the milking string. • The current #2 GTPI heifer in the breed descends from a full sister to Piper • Look for an exciting consignment from this family on July 10 in the Central Wisconsin Summer Event

Congratulations to the Shawano County Junior Dairy Bowl team on qualifying for nationals! Left to right: Nathan Ferfecki, coach Heather Jauquet, Carter Jauquet, Mason Jauquet & Ben Schmidt

Jay, Heather, Mason, Carter & Evan Jauquet Gary & Linda Olson W2285 County Rd. S, Pulaski, WI 54162 Jay cell: 920-639-6408 RHA: 328 cows 31,850M 1220F 1006P 2014 NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION - 83

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Le-O-La’s Leading Ladies


Farnear-TBR-BH At -ET VG-87 This 4.33 type Atwood was 1st place Jr. 2-Yr-Old at the Midwest Spring Show. Dam is 88 Sanchez, 94 Shottle Celebrity, and 92 Barbie. Owned with Megan, Matt, and Molly Herberg.



Nor-Bert Freddie -ET VG-87 2-05 365 29,930 4.7 1408 3.5 1007 Son in AI, daughters by Mogul, Headliner and pregnancies by Lancome and Halogen.


Regancrest -ET EX-92 MS Shottle -ET EX-92 1-11 22,170 4.5 997 3.3 725 3-07 365 34,800 4.1 1441 3.2 1098 Grand Champion, 2013 Iowa State Fair 2 sons at Semex. Dam 91 Goldwyn, 94 Durham from the B.C. This Goldwyn is from 92 Champion Cinderella, 92 Barbie. Cami family. Daughters by Meridian, Epic and Wind Brook. Acme September calf.

Visit us on the "Young at Heart" Tour on Host Day, June 26!

Lunch will be served at our farm. ~ We are only 10 minutes from Dubuque! Directions to farm are exit 308 on US 20 and go South 4 miles, farm on left side of road two silos, red barn, white house.

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Le-O-La Talent EX-94 EX-96-MS 4-09 28,910 3.7 1068 3.1 898 1st 5-Yr-Old and Bred & Owned, 2013 Iowa State Show 1st Aged Cow, 2013 Iowa State Fair Durable daughter and Atwood pregnancies


Le-O-La Drake EX-94 EX-95-MS 5-05 29,370 3.7 1093 3.0 868 7th generation EX from the Ravens All-Iowa 5-Yr-Old in 2012 and Best Udder of Show



Le-O-La Sosa EX-94 Le-O-La Atwood VG-87 7-04 35,940 3.3 1184 2-8 1008 2-07 29,390 4.0 1177 3.0 875 Taylor is Le-O-La’s first back to back 94 point cows and trac- Dam of Le-O-La Mogul Gambler +2475 GTPI at Accelerated. es back to the Dellias. Daughters by Trump, Lathority and Dam is a 92 Throne and then Kerndt M Total Grumpy Planet.



Rick & Kathy Demmer & Family • 6222 Sundown Rd. • Peosta, Iowa 52068 Kayla • Kristy • Kyle 563.451.5376 • Riley 563.451.8009 • Rachel • Royce 563.542.5291 • Regan Phone/Fax: 563.876.3120 • Rick’s Cell: 563.542.5073 • 2014 National Holstein Convention - 85

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Weier-Nook Sanchez Fantasia

EX-90 EEVVE at 4-01 3-03 2x 305 22,590 3.3 740 2.9 662 5th at 2013 WI Holstein Futurity • Due in June - ready for the summer shows!

Dam: Weier-Nook Talent Faith EX-91 EEEEE 3-03 2x 365 24,250 3.6 866 3.1 761 G’Dam: Weier-Nook Emory Fancy-TW VG-88 Lifetime: 130,560 3.2 4201 2.8 3607

Mark & Sarah Weier Carl, Jillian, Tony

5482 St. Rd. 191, Dodgeville, WI 53533 608-935-5425

After a fun summer in 2013 with Fantasia placing 5th at the WHA Futurity, we are excited for her to calve in again this June. She is due to Atwood. We invite you to come see her at the Wisconsin Championship Show on July 14-15 in Mineral Point, WI.


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National Young Distinguished Junior Member Finalist



McKenzie Swanson, Cory Schmidt, Katherine Gathje, Chandler Kurth, Sierra Swanson

LeRoy & Sue Kurth and Family

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All Roads Leads to Illinois The Illinois Holstein Association is very excited to welcome fellow Holstein enthusiasts to the 2015 National Holstein Convention, June 23-26, 2015, in St. Charles, Ill. Co-Chairmen, Ron Schaufelberger and Dale Drendel, have gathered a great group of volunteers throughout the state to help plan an exciting convention! Make sure to stay-upto-date on all convention related information by visiting the official convention website at: We already have a busy schedule lined up for next year and will continue to add more information to the website as it becomes available. As you start to plan your trip, you’ll soon learn that “All Roads Lead to Illinois.” Accommodations The 2015 National Holstein Convention will be held June 23-26, at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill. The resort is located on the original Silver Glenn Farm, home to the first Holstein classification in 1929. The resort will accommodate all guests and for your convenience all junior activities and adults programs will be held on-site. In addition to the spacious event space,

there are six restaurants including the flagship, Harvest. A premier seafood and steakhouse, the interior of Harvest boasts original barnwood from the Silver Glenn dairy barns and their booth seating utilizes the old dairy stalls. Right around the corner from Harvest is Zanies Comedy Club, housed in the original silo of Silver Glenn Farm. The resort is also home to two award winning golf courses, of which one will be used during the official convention Golf Tournament. More information will be available on the website later this fall. Once inside, you will be able to enjoy any of the three pools (one of which is an indoor/ outdoor pool), shopping and lounge areas. Hotel reservations may be made starting later

this fall. Check out the “Accommodations” tab on the website for reservation information. Pre and Post Convention Tours Plan your own pre and post convention tours with our convenient, interactive map found on the website under “Breeder Tour.” Because of the vast majorities of major highways that you can travel throughout the state, we will identify farms along the way that will be welcoming visitors before and after convention. No matter how you travel, or where you are coming from, there will be plenty of opportunities to visit other great Illinois herds along your trip. You will be responsible for contacting the farms before you travel to arrange your visit, but we will help facilitate it as much as possible. Farms will be added as the become available, so make sure to visit frequently for all the latest tours available! Host Day Tours We already have an exciting line-up of Host Day tours planned for Wednesday, June 24. Two tours will depart from Pheasant Run in the morning. All tours will begin at GEA Farm Technologies Headquarters in Naperville, Ill. GEA Farm Technologies has a great history in the milking equipment industry that dates back to 1906. Babson Bros. [SURGE] and the Westfalia group, which both pioneered machine milking around the world throughout the past century, are the foundation of the Milking and Cooling division at GEA Farm Technologies today. The Naperville, Ill., location is the North American headquarters, consisting of a storage and shipping warehouse, training facility, history museum, and administrative office space. From GEA, tours will split. One tour will head to Wauconda, Ill., home of Golden Oaks Farm and Midwest Organics. Owned by the Crown Family and represented by Bill Crown, Golden Oaks is known for breeding two of the breed’s best Roxy descendants, Champ Rae and Perk Rae. Managed by herdsman Ethan

Heinzmann and Senior Genetics Consultant Gary Janssen, the Golden Oaks herd has a 27,500 3.9%f 3.2%p RHA on 3x milking for 730 cows. Beyond the Champ Rae and Perk Rae families, they also have descendants from the Apple, Frosty, Matt Missy, Shottle Lucy and Champion Bianca families, as well

as many other exciting families! You will also tour Midwest Organics, also owned by the Crown Family. Midwest Organics,, is a composting business servicing the suburbs of Chicago, that incorporates some farm waste, yard waste and food scraps. You will learn about a different niche market opportunity in the dairy industry! The second option for tours include a trip to Hampshire, Ill. Luck-E Holsteins is owned and operated by Dennis and Beth Engel with their sons, Matt and Joe. Since 1968, Luck-E has bred 284 Excellent cows including three Excellent-95 and 18 Excellent-94. They have put several bulls into stud from some of their

most popular families. Well known families include Advent Asia and Advent Atlanta, and Klassy/Kiki families. Of the current 2+ lactation cows, they average EX-90, and first lactation cows average VG-85. Their RHA is 24,050m 4.1%f and 3.4%p. From there, you will travel just a 1/2 mile


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2015 National Holstein Convention down the road to Lindale Holsteins and Team Holsteins. Lindale Holsteins is operated by Dale and Linda Drendel with their son, Jeff, and daughter, Julie Ashton. Team Holsteins is a partnership between Jeff and fellow farm employee Kevin Kriegel. In 2009, Lindale Holsteins had their first EX-95 cow, Lindale Eland Frisky. She was the 2009 3X National Bred & Owned Grand Champion and they currently are working with multiple

granddaughters from her. Team Holsteins recently had their first EX-95 cow as well, Team Durham Morgan, Grand Champion of the 2012 Mid-East Fall National Holstein Show. Their 150 cows average nearly a 27,000 RHA. Junior Host Day Tours Juniors will have the opportunity to attend these tours, or participate in the Junior Host Day activities. Again, there will be two options. One group will head about an hour west to Magic Waters Waterpark in Rockford, Ill. Home to seven slides, a Tsunami Bay and Tiki Island, this waterpark truly has something for all ages. Make sure to visit to experience the slides before you come with interactive videos! Another group will depart for downtown Chicago and take in the lakefront Museum Campus by exploring Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. Take in a memorable

aquatic show at the Shedd or explore your science side and learn about the story of life on Earth the Field Museum. Either way, your trip to downtown Chicago will be both educational and entertaining!

2015 National Holstein Convention Sale To conclude Host Day, all junior and senior tours will end at the Kane County Fairgrounds, just 10 minutes from Pheasant Run for the 2015 National Holstein Convention Sale! Sale Chairmen, Gary Janssen and Brian Olbrich, will be working with an exceptional crew to present some of the best cattle from around the world for your offering. Burton Consulting will managed the sale. During the sale, their will be an Ag Olympics event and dance on-site for juniors who wish to participate. Transportation will travel to Pheasant Run throughout the evening so you can stay as little or as long as you wish. Consignments will be featured on our website well in advance of the sale, so make sure to visit often! Family Night Thursday night will be one of the premier events of the 2015 National Holstein Convention when all guests attend a show

at Medieval Times in Schaumburg, Ill. Take a step back in time to the days of chivalry and princesses and be ready to cheer on your

knight in an epic jousting battle, marvel in the awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry and enjoy a four-course meal fit for royalty! You will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime show that will surely have you talking about it for days after. Non-Delegate Tour For those not participating in the senior programs, a bus will depart from Pheasant Run Friday morning for downtown Chicago. The Chicago Lake and River Tour offers breathtaking views of the magnificent skyline and up-close perspective from the Chicago River. This tour will entertain everyone,

particularly those with a desire to experience the beauty of Chicago architecture. The day will conclude with lunch, shopping and exploration on historic Navy Pier on Lake Michigan. Special Appearance by Orion Samuelson We are extremely excited to welcome back Orion Samuelson as guest speaker of the Senior Banquet Friday evening. Orion is a world-renowned farm broadcaster who grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. He has spent his life bringing news to farmers across the Midwest and is sure to share some special stories during the banquet. Orion also was present at the 1975 National Holstein Convention, which was held in downtown Chicago! Stay Informed The Illinois Holstein Association is very excited to welcome all guests from coast to coast to the Land of Lincoln for the 2015 National Convention. Make sure to stay upto-date on all convention activities and news by visiting www.2015holsteinconvention. com and we look forward to welcoming you next June! 2014 NATIONAL HOLSTEIN CONVENTION - 89

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Family Matters

Great-Heritage Brenden EX-91 EX-MS 2-5 27,702 3.65 1015 3.07 850 3-9 295d 24,720 3.87 921 2.94 702 Inc Sire - Windy-Knoll-View Plaid-ET Dam - VG-88 Eland 6-11 33,522 3.67 1230 3.8 938 Gr'dam - EX-93-4E 40,132 3.8 1542 2.6 1031 & over 272,000 lifetime

Maternal Sisters to Dam

EX-94 Jed over 45,000 ~ EX-93 Eland 33,246 3.62 1190 2.83 916 EX-92 Horner 27,173 3.39 921 3.07 835 ~ EX-91 Linjet 31,678 5.16 1535 3.06 968 VG-88 Blitz 2-1 28,792 3.6 1032 2.8 809 ~ Daughters: EX-92 Aspen & EX-91 Titanic & EX-90 Buckeye Gr'dtr

Leroy, Kolette, Sara & Jacob Eggink 1856 Silver Ave. • Sibley, IA 51249 712-758-3643 or 712-758-3120 barn Visitors Welcome!

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Welcome to Iowa! Selling in the National Convention Sale

Hickorymea Manoman Opine-P PO VG-87 G+2126

Fustead Shottle Saltine-ET VG-88 DOM

Her Polled Predestine Daughter Sells! Regancrest Opines Oleeta-ET PO

Her Diamond Granddaughter Sells! Danhof Diamond Skye-ET

2-08 3X 365 34,910 4.3 1486 3.5 1222

Life: 1401 111,900 4.0 4433 3.1 3437

born 1/13/2014 GTPI+2283 PTA +1770M +74F +65P +2.90T 5.5%EFI GLPI+3105 DGV+3201 Oleeta sells with embryo contract interest.

born 10/2013 GTPI+2420 / GLPI+3269 DGV+3352 / RZG156 Ranks #3 GTPI and 4 GLPI Diamond Skye sells with embryo contract interest.

This family ranks among the most popular outcross polled families in the world. This is the second offering ever from Opine-P at public auction.

Dam: Fustead Armitage Selah-ET GTPI+2326 Recently fresh, Embryos exported, 2 Sons to AI This family has bulls that rank in the Top 100 proven bull list.

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Twin-B Dairy proudly hosts the

Central Wisconsin Summer Event Thursday, July 10 • 7:00 p.m. • Marathon, WI

Sandy-Valley Atwd Blacky-ET

Ms Talent Applicious-Red-ET

EX-92 EEEVE GTPI +1755 2-01 2x 365 29,050 4.3 1248 3.3 974

EX-92 EEEVE 2E 2-03 2x 365 28,100 4.7 1325 3.5 992

Blacky was 1st 4-Year-Old at the 2014 MW National Spring Show. Selling is her December Doorman from 6 generation Excellent Barbies. DUCKETT & DYMENT

A can’t miss! A Goldwyn March calf ready for the State Show from Applicious with 3E-96 Apple as the 2nd dam and backed by 6 more EX dams. CASEY & BILLIE OLSON

Nominated All-American Fall Calf 2012 Selling is a March RED Acme sister to Sunraygal who can compete with the best. Dam is VG Redliner with 33,270 & EX-91 2nd dam. HAILEY JAUQUET & MIKE & MEGAN MOEDE

Lars-Acres Felic Forever-ET

Glen-Toctin Bolt Lucille-ET VG-87

VG-85 at 2Y

2-04 2x 365 27,840 4.1 1142 3.4 959

Hartford Lotta-Hill 940 VG-87 DOM

This Senior 2 Year Old Gold Chip sells fresh from Durham Felice, EX-92 GMD DOM, with 6 more VG/EX dams from the Raven family. LARSON ACRES

With sons in A.I., two heifers sell by Defender and Halogen with GTPI over +2400 and +60P. From 7 generations VG or EX dams. FUSTEAD

Her big production Earnhart-P sells. Also selling is her +2477 GTPI Jacey gr’daughter. O-Style dam is fresh and looks great. Backed by 8 more generations VG or EX. LEPAK DAIRY

Grandeur Manoman Tatum-ET

De-Su 199-ET VG-85 GTPI +2363 +79P

VG-85 GTPI +2095 2-05 2x 365 26,650 4.7 1261 3.5 923

2-10 2x 287 24,890 4.5 1117 3.4 856

KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET

Selling a Mack from Tatum that is over +2300 GTPI, +3.63 Type and +3.09 UDC. A special offering from the Terry Tory family. FUST & SYNERGY

Selling a +2441 GTPI Chevrolet from a Peoti dam due in July with sons in A.I. and from 199 pictured. Next dams: VG-86 Missy Miranda, EX-92 Missy, EX-90 & 3 more VG dams. CRACKHOLM

Sale sponsored by: District 4 Holstein Breeders For more information & catalogs, contact: Sale Chairman: Scott Pralle 715-533-0901 or Selections: Jay Jauquet 920-639-6408 or Auctioneer: Tim Schindler Pedigrees: Roger Turner Catalog will be available online at and

Siemers Dstry Sunraygal-ET

2-01 2x 365 32,490 4.8 1545 3.2 1049

EX-96 3E DOM 7-00 2x 365 33,280 5.0 1654 3.4 1128 Selling a VG-85 Bookem, +2135G, with 2 red sons in A.I. & embryos exported. Also selling her +2299 GTPI Sympatico daughter. Dam is VG-88 Ms Apple Brandy, a Shottle dtr. of Apple. KALEB, COLE & CARTER KRUSE

Sale hosted by: 3817 County P, Marathon, WI 54448 9 miles west of Wausau, WI, on US 29. South 6 miles on SR-107 and west .2 miles on County Road P.


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Modern Type from the Lead Mae's! Two Offerings Sell in the National Convention Sale Scottmore Atwood

Mae-ET +4.08 GPTAT

A fall yearling, she wants to go to Madison in October. Due in August with a McCutchen Female. Look for the "Big Butt" in the sale line-up.

Scottmore Doorman 3872-ET

Owned with Reuter Dairy. UNIQUE combination of +3.83GPTAT +1220 PTAM 4.7 CE +1.0 DPR

Their Dam: Scottmore Damion Mikki-ET EX-90@4-1

3-3 2X 365 33,330 3.8 1279 3.1 1040 6 Daughters over +4.0 Type Dam of Moregold at Select Sires

Their Grandam: Morningview Shottle Mikki-ET EX-91@6-7 EX-93-MS

6-0 365 2X 41,080 3.8 1562 2.9 1205 Fresh again in 5th lactation and working on an even better record. Currently flushing. Daughters of the Mikki's by Epic, Goldwyn, Gold Chip, Million, Jordan, Frank and Iota will be classified in June.

We are less than two hours from Dubuque & welcome your visit! Check out Scottmore Holsteins on Facebook! PGH Award – 11 years • PBR Herd – 19 years


milk strong • live long

Mike & Kathleen Scott Family 12402 R Ave • Westgate, IA 50681 563.920.4005 • 563.637.2386

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      After a long winter, one looks forward to spring, but this year, we will go right into summer. Just had a four day stretch of frost every morning and record lows. It is good that the crops aren’t very high or even out of the ground. Moisture finally caming to some and other areas continually getting too much in this state. As it says earlier... the land of infinite variety! We want to wish our Iowa Holstein neighbors a very successful National Convention. Knowing the conventions that you have hosted in the past, this one will be sure to please also. 2014 and Dubuque is the place for wonderful Holstein fellowship! By the time this is in your hands for reading, South Dakota Holstein will be very busy. On June 6, we will host the

“Pride of the Plains “ Sale in Brookings. The sale force has been diligently working to find consignments that will fit all your needs. From milking females and bred heifers ready to work for you, the type for the show ring, deep pedigreed heifers, & genomic heifers with the numbers. Whatever you are looking for, the right one will be at the “Pride of the Plains�. The Central Plains Show will be the following day. The show has been moved up a month so we can have the show & sale on consecutive days. The show entries will be brought into the ring before Judge Chad Ryan. I want to wish all those entering good luck! All this is being tied together with “Dairy Fest�. A new Dairy Festival being organized by the Swiftel Center to have a venue for the public to learn

about eveyday life on a dairy farm. Activities include bus tours to a large dairy, dairy obstacle course for the youth, Cow to Cup 5k run, a dairy putting green, educational forums for adults and youth, free dairy products, a free lunch, being able to enjoy our show, a “Got Milk� gala for the sponsors, and the “Thank A Farmer� program. Plus, the SDSU Dairy Club will be hosting their Dairy Camp and a 4-H regional judging school will be held. The Swiftel Center & Brookings will be the center for dairy activities in South Dakota for two days. Wishing everyone a very safe and memorable summer. See you in Brookings and Dubuque in June. Chris Thue, Association Secretary 605-360-3385 -


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Welcome to Iowa! Madren Dundee Maddie EX-92-3E

Feed Fuel  Food  Fiber

Creating Opportunities Follow Iowa Corn


Madren Holsteins Larry & Jane Madren

13589 - 255th St • Redfield, IA 50233 • 515-490-4298 • 641-744-2409


More Rubs = More Mountings = Maximum Opportunity for Pregnancy 800-559-9704 ©2014. Rockway Inc.

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Featuring Heavenlee's Most Important "Girls"

Jessie ~ Congratulations, always proud to be your father!

Tammy ~ Thank you for everything you do, so honored to be your husband! ~ Jeff

Heavenlee Holsteins Jeff, Tammy & Jessie Hammerand 23920 N Bankston Rd, Epworth, IA 52045 563.580.3908




Eastriver A Shock Nettie VG-89, Ferme Jacobs, Nelson Eduardo Ziehlsdorff & Claudio Aragon, Cap Sante, PQ, Canada : Milksource Afrshk Ashley-ET EX-91, Quinn Dum, Elliottsburg, PA : Futurecrest Aftershock Tahlia VG-88, Gene Iager & Oscar Dupasquier, Fulton, MD : MD-Maple-Dell After Inez EX-92, Maple-Dell Farms, Woodbine, MD

(photo credits Vicki Fletcher, Beth Herges, Patty Jones & Beth Herges)

ABS Global, Inc. • 1525 River Road, DeForest, WI, USA • 1.800.ABS.STUD

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Iowa Holstein Association

OFFICERS Matt Hamlett, President • 563-933-4323 3669 B Ave, Arlington, IA 50606 • Tom Simon, Vice-President • 563-744-3134 10644 Cemetery Rd, Farley, IA 52046 • Paula Smith, Secretary/Editor • 641-522-5493 3422 140th St, Brooklyn, IA 52211 • Linda Pagel, Treasurer • 563-578-3480 21215 170th St, Sumner, IA 50674 • DISTRICT DIRECTORS Paul Stempfle • 563-637-2471 • 16707 100th St, Maynard, IA 50655 Trent Henkes • 563-783-2479 • 18467 165th St, Luana, IA 52156 Lance Schutte • 563-539-4959 • 13254 Hickory Ave • Monona, IA 52159 Dan Bolin • 319-278-4288 • 30707 180th St, Clarksville, IA 50619 Dave Chapman • 712-480-4410 • 3881 350th St, Ruthven, IA 51358 Carl Mensen • 563-853-2402 • 21958 Ungs Rd, Guttenberg, IA 52052 Bob Rahe • 563-921-3745 • 15378 Rte 136, Dyersville, IA 52040 DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE Todd Bushman • 563-534-7081 • 1402 State Hwy 150, Calmar, IA 52132 Joe Gibbs • 563-876-3280 • 9482 Bierman Rd, Epworth, IA 52045 Jeff Hammerand • 563-744-3611 • 23920 N Bankston Rd, Epworth, IA 52045 Jason Menne • 563-422-8807 • 301 Otter St, West Union, IA 52175 Jess Rediske • 563-380-5772 • 3171 Scenic River Rd, Decorah, IA 52101 Katie Stoll • 319-480-4700 • 21473 200th Ave, Monticello, IA 52310 Jason Volker • 563-920-8151 • 9161 M Ave, Maynard, IA 50655 NATIONAL DIRECTOR Mark Kerndt • 563-568-0026 • 1318 W Main St, Waukon, IA 52172

2014 Iowa Holstein Association Board front row l to r: National Field Rep Dennis Devore, Jason Volker, Matt Hamlett, Linda Pagel, Paula Smith, Mark Kerndt; 2nd row: Todd Bushman, Joe Gibbs, Trent Henkes, Jess Rediske, Carl Mensen; 3rd row: Jason Menne, National Executive Director of Holstein Identification and Member Services & Holstein Foundation Programs Manager Jodi Hoynoski, Katie Stoll, Bob Rahe; back row: Tom Simon, Jeff Hammerand

Souvenir Program

The Souvenir Program is also the Summer issue of Midwest Holsteins which is a joint venture between the Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin Holstein Associations. The Iowa Holstein Association would like to thank the other Associations for allowing us to rename this issue as the Souvenir Program. We also would like to thank their editors, Julie Ashton, Illinois; Heidi Anderson, Minnesota; Chris Thue, South Dakota; and Laura Wackershauser, Wisconsin, for all of their assistance in this project. Most importantly, thank you to our advertisers. Your support is greatly appreciated!

National Convention Dairy Bar located in the Exhibition Hall of the Grand River Center An additional Dairy Bar will be at the Hotel Julien

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2014 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. Production records completed from January 1 to December 31, 2014. Limit of 5 applications per age division and postmarked by Friday, January 9, 2014. 2. All production records should be 305 days or less. 3. Cow must be classified at least GP if a 2 year old or VG if 3 year old or older. 4. 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. 5. Cows must be housed in Wisconsin for the entire lactation to receive recognition. 6. This contest is for Wisconsin Holstein Association members. 7. All records will be entered on a TRUE PROTEIN BASIS. 8. *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 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2014-19

Wisconsin’s Genomic Top 10s GTPI 1. Uecker Dorcy Joellie 2. Dirt-Road Grd Cleopatra-ET 3. Co-Op RB Bkm Yomega-ET 4. Richlawn Super April Apple 5. Ms M-P Super Laurena 6. Webb-Vue Gabor Mycala-ET 7. J-Mor Man-O-Man Honey-ET Larcrest Cake-ET Hammer-Creek Sno Kassie-ET 10. Larcrest Carlin-ET

VG-85 VG-86 GP-83 GP-84 GP-83 VG-87 VG-87 VG-87 VG-85 VG-86

CTPI NM$ Milk Fat Protein Type 2372 728 1966 100 57 3.09 2364 755 1377 88 51 2.83 2364 715 1527 44 61 2.96 2345 778 1570 23 48 2.10 2326 759 2067 47 71 2.29 2324 727 1904 66 50 2.96 2319 618 812 67 51 3.09 2319 659 640 69 42 3.14 2319 696 1937 56 54 2.98 2313 774 1545 107 65 2.22

Dale Uecker Steve & Amanda Killian River Bridge Holsteins LLC Genesis Cooperative Herd Genesis Cooperative Herd Robert Webb James Moret David, Patrick, Frank Jr. & Greg Bauer Greg Rickert Gary Housner

Net Merit 1. Richlawn Super April Apple 2. Larcrest Carlin-ET 3. Dirt-Road Grd Cleopatra-ET 4. Sure-View Lucky Charm 987 5. Uecker Dorcy Joellie 6. Webb-Vue Gabor Mycala-ET Weigeline Freddie 1621-ET 8. Uecker Beacon Joyfully-ET 9. Lars-Acres Fred Firepit-ET Fustead Sydney CRI-ET

GP-84 VG-86 VG-86 GP-83 VG-85 VG-87 VG-85 GP-83 VG-87 GP-83

CTPI NM$ Milk Fat Protein Type 2345 778 1570 23 48 2.10 2313 774 1545 107 65 2.22 2364 755 1377 88 51 2.83 2197 744 1409 93 51 1.73 2372 728 1966 100 57 3.09 2324 727 1904 66 50 2.96 2183 727 955 51 35 1.35 2298 725 1663 72 61 2.07 2198 714 490 64 29 1.86 2187 714 584 83 36 1.90

Genesis Cooperative Herd Gary Housner Steve & Amanda Killian Jeff Lambrecht Dale Uecker Robert Webb Randy & Robert Nigh Dale Uecker Larson Acres Inc. Genesis Cooperative Herd

PTA Milk CTPI NM$ Milk Fat Protein 1. Our-Favorite Olecia GP-83 2012 493 2653 63 54 2. Sandy-Valley Robust Opal-ET VG-86 2255 678 2495 78 76 3. Sandy-Valley Robust Jade-ET VG-85 2268 668 2459 70 66 4. Olszewski Planet Shelly VG-85 1929 503 2400 50 62 5. Ever-Green-View Hia-ET GP-84 2188 531 2395 64 65 6. Opsal Planet Flame-ET VG-86 2140 669 2389 78 76 7. 2nd-Look Planet 7381 VG-85 2123 674 2364 54 64 8. Opsal Gabor Forgive-ET VG-86 2084 628 2283 42 60 9. Meado-Brook Bronco 4690 VG-85 1973 447 2277 43 71 10. Vir-Clar Gabor 8746 VG-85 1967 477 2275 39 49 *Lists based on the April 2014 genetic evaluations for cows scored GP-83 or higher

Type 2.10 2.40 2.65 1.42 2.55 1.63 1.61 1.23 1.53 1.75

Todd Stanek David, Patrick, Frank Jr. & Greg Bauer David, Patrick, Frank Jr. & Greg Bauer William & Kathleen Olszewski Thomas Kestell Troy Opsal Second-Look Holsteins LLC Troy Opsal Peter & Shellie Kappelman Gary Boyke

Rickert Bros. LLC Home of Rickland Holsteins

Jim & Kelly, Greg & Laura, Andrew & Shannon, Don & Lila Rickert Eldorado, WI 54932 • Tel: 920-872-2982 RHA: 975 cows 28,091 3.5 1001 3.0 844 17 Year Progressive Genetics Herd 20–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2014

Dwight & Shelly Mayer 4965 County Rd. E, Slinger, WI

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

Wisconsin’s Genomic Top 10s PTA Fat 1. Larcrest Calia-ET VG-86 2. Larcrest Carlin-ET VG-86 3. Wargo-Acres Iota Makayla-ET VG-85 4. Uecker Dorcy Joellie VG-85 5. Neu-Way Jose Allie-ET VG-86 6. Vioris Baxter Sharp-ET EX-90 7. L-L-M-Dairy Gerard Doris-ET GP-84 8. Fustead Al Scooby Do-ET VG-85 9. Sure-View Lucky Charm 987 GP-83 M-Pondhill Boltn Kirsten-ET GP-83

CTPI NM$ Milk Fat Protein Type 2253 712 1365 116 60 2.45 2313 774 1545 107 65 2.22 2098 437 1424 102 57 2.94 2372 728 1966 100 57 3.09 1973 557 764 99 32 1.49 2008 441 591 97 23 3.14 2122 527 1827 95 57 2.60 2084 695 367 94 31 1.55 2197 744 1409 93 51 1.73 2173 533 1322 93 59 2.86

David, Patrick, Frank Jr. & Greg Bauer Gary Housner Gordon & Craig Carncross Dale Uecker Mark Paul Brian Christensen Leon, Lyle & Marvin Matthiae Brian & Wendy Fust Jeff Lambrecht Rick Faber & Pond Hill Dairy

PTA Protein 1. Sandy-Valley Robust Opal-ET VG-86 2. Opsal Planet Flame-ET VG-86 3. Busch-Haven MOM April VG-85 4. Meado-Brook Bronco 4690 VG-85 5. Regan-ALH Planet Deloria-ET VG-86 6. Fustead Niagra Snuggles-ET VG-85 7. Sandy-Valley Robust Jade-ET VG-85 8. Larcrest Carlin-ET VG-86 Ever-Green-View Hia-ET GP-84 Sewards-Folly Niagara 2174 GP-83

CTPI NM$ Milk Fat Protein Type 2255 678 2495 78 76 2.40 2140 669 2389 78 76 1.63 2188 610 1839 53 73 1.81 1973 447 2277 43 71 1.53 2100 582 1936 58 70 1.69 2048 482 1947 73 67 1.80 2268 668 2459 70 66 2.65 2313 774 1545 107 65 2.22 2188 531 2395 64 65 2.55 2058 520 2248 56 65 2.20

David, Patrick, Frank Jr. & Greg Bauer Troy Opsal James Busch Peter & Shellie Kappelman Neil McDonah Brian & Wendy Fust David, Patrick, Frank Jr. & Greg Bauer Gary Housner Thomas Kestell Scott Seward

PTA Type CTPI NM$ Milk Fat Protein Type 1. Vision-Gen Snz Whip-A770-ET EX-92 1929 178 1090 -5 19 4.12 2. Greenlea-TM Atwood Bea-ET EX-90 3. Rickland Chairman 3573-ET VG-88 4. Frozenes Atwood Julie-ET VG-88 5. Siemers Atw Hildalicious-ET VG-88 6. J-Volker Windbrook 826-ET VG-86 7. Scientific Donelle Rae-ET EX-90 8. Cove-Star Gold Surprise-ET EX-94 9. Jauquet G W Atwood Suzzie VG-86 10. KHW Regiment Apple4-Red-ETN VG-87

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38 53 57 44 38 49 28 55 47

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4.11 4.04 3.98 3.83 3.73 3.71 3.70 3.67 3.63

Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers Derrek & Darren Kamphuis Rickert Brothers LLC Fischer Heights & Emerald Acres Joshua & Joseph Opsal Ferdi Seeuws Matthew Nunes Mike & Julie Duckett & George Kasbergen Jeff Jauquet Michael & Sheryl Deaver

Doug, Linda, Corey & Tammy Hodorff N3832 Hwy. W, Eden, WI 53019 Tel: (920) 477-6800 • Fax: (920) 477-2520 E-mail:

Stop in anytime for a second look! wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2014-21

Wisconsin-Bred Cow one of Canada’s Top Star Brood Cows by Bonnie Cooper

Sher-Est Rudolph Stress-ET (VG-86) - 49 Stars

A Startmore Rudolph daughter, Sher-Est Rudolph Stress-ET (VG-86), holds down the number 3 spot on Canada’s all-time Star Brood cow list at 49 Stars. Owned by Stanton Bros. Limited, the Master Breeder winning herd at Ilderton, Ont., Stress and her family possess the “whole package” – high index, type, pedigree and popular sires. Born in May 1997 and bred by Sherman V. Erlandson, Westby, Wis., Stress was purchased as a 5-month-old calf by Laurie Stanton and his family for $13,500 in a sale in Michigan. This long, dairy calf was from a cow family the Stantons had been following for a long time. Her dam was Sher-Est Thor Soup-Tw (VG-88-USAGMD-DOM-1*), a sixth generation Very Good or Excellent “Thor”, while her grandam was the noted “Southwind”, Sher-Est S-Wind Saturday-ET (EX-90-USAGMD-DOM), cows noted for their high production, components and longevity. Stress made a 2-year-old record of 29,927 pounds milk, 3.7%, 1120 fat, 3.4%, 1012 protein in 365 days on 3X and then spent the rest of her career on an embryo transplant or in vitro program. She placed in the top ten of the LPI Cow List five times. Stress’s impact has been felt through both her sons and daughters. Stress had over 20 sons go into A.I. units around the world, all providing excellent production and strong health trait breakdowns. She is the dam of seven Excellent, ten Very Good, two Good Plus and three Good sons. Fifteen of these sons earned Superior Production awards, among them: Stantons Sudial (EX-90), Stantons Sidney (EX-93), Stantons Sven (VG), Stantons Silent (EX-91) and Stantons Steward (VG), the latter sold by Semex to a Korean A.I. company in 2006. Stress had many sons place in the top 100 of the LPI Bull List, with seven sons appearing there in January 2009, six in August 2008, and five in January 2008 and again in April 2010. Stress has 64 classified daughters of which 86% are Good Plus or better. She has 25 Very Good daughters who are sired by 18 different bulls, along with 30 Good Plus and nine Good daughters. Seventy milking daughters average 34,189 pounds milk, 3.5%, 1206 pounds fat, 3.1%, 1071 pounds protein. Stress had the most daughters in the top 1000 of the LPI Cow List from August 2004 through August 2007 or a total of 13 proof rounds. She peaked as high as 28 daughters in May 2005. Like Stress, her daughters have put sons into A.I. and made daughters who work hard and make big records. Stress’s most significant daughter has been Stantons Sherice (VG-85-25*) by “Convincer”. She made 35,135 pounds milk, 4.3%, 1495 fat, 3.3%, 1157 protein as a 2-year-old. Sherice has 16 Very Good and 16 Good Plus daughters. Six of these daughters are now Star Brood cows and are led by Stantons Peaches (VG-85-4*), a “Shottle” who has five Very Good daughters and 40,829 pounds milk, 4.3%, 1757 fat, 3.1%, 1285 protein at 6 years. Sherice is also the mother of two Excellent, two Very Good and one Good Plus son. Two of these are Class Extra recognized bulls at Semex – Stantons Steady (EX-92) by “Mr Sam” and Stantons Dundas (Ex-90) by “Dundee”. Other Stress daughters who have performed well include Stantons Star (VG-858*), a “Marty” who has one Excellent-90-3E and three Very Good daughters; Stantons Suzanne (VG-85-7*), a “Lheros” with four Very Good daughters; and Stantons Finley Sample (VG-85-3*), a “Finley” with four Very Good daughters. Reprinted with permission from the February 2014 issue of Holstein Journal.

Top Star Brood Cows of the Breed (Cows over 30 Stars as of December 31, 2013) La Presentation Daurel Brabantdale Triumphant Spooky Sher-Est Rudolph Stress-ET Gillette Blitz 2nd Wind Braedale Gypsy Grand Glen Drummond Splendor Plushanski Valiant Fran ET Fradon Tab Maude ET Oconnors TVF Rudolph Lilly Braedale Baler Twine Templedale Rosina Enhancer La Presentation Digne Sunnylodge Chief Vick ET Stepido Super Mega Mil-R-Mor Roxette Stadacona Outside Abel

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Holstein Canada’s Star Brood Cow Awards

The Star Brood Cow program was established by Holstein Canada in 1958 to honor cows for their ability to transmit desirable characteristics for type and production to their progeny. To become a Star Brood Cow, a dam must have two progeny that contribute points. Female progeny must earn at least one point for both production and type classification to contribute points to their dam’s star brood total. Male progeny contribute points through Superior Type, Superior Production and Class Extra. Progeny with 75% purity or higher may contribute points to their dam's star brood. Only Canadian classifications are eligible on the type side, however lactation records achieved in another country may be included in lifetime production. Awarding of Stars: • For every five (5) points a cow obtains by her progeny she is awarded one star. • Once the certificate is printed, the animal cannot lose the star brood award. • She is eligible for a new award when she qualifies for a higher number of stars.

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r i p T m r F a r o i n u J 2014 Jeffrey-Way Holsteins Our first stop on the trip was at Jeffrey-Way Holsteins. The family consists of Jeff, Kate and their five kids - Brandon, Kelsi, Trent, Breinne and Brooks. They milk 80 cows on the family owned and operated Holstein farm. Their current RHA is around 29,000 with a 112.3 BAA. The Hendricksons are no strangers to the dairy industry, having many accomplishments through the years. Ninety-percent of their herd is traced back to one cow, Jeffrey-Way Mascot Tina-ET EX-91. Almost all animals carry their prefix. They have sent over twenty bulls to AI. Right now they are using bulls such as Aftershock, Atwood, Chelios, Armani and Atlantic. They are currently in the process of building a calf barn and show heifer barn. We had a great time seeing some great cows and their facilities. Thank you to the Hendricksons for letting us tour the farm. Elizabeth Sarbacker

Glenn-Ann Holsteins After our first tour at Jeffrey-Way we went to Glenn-Ann Holsteins in Albany, WI. Glenn-Ann Holsteins is owned by Glenn and Joann Brewer, Tami and Brian Behnke, Traci Brewer and Tony & Nicole Brewer. They milk 100 cows twice a day in a tie-stall barn. Of those 100 cows, 16 are Excellent, 34 are Very Good and 31 are Good Plus. One of the outstanding cows at Glenn-Ann is Glenn-Ann Jasper Shiner, an EX-94 2E Jasper daughter. Some of the bulls used on the farm are: Windbrook, Fever and Goldchip. Besides having excellent cows, they also own 520 acres on which they grow their own crops for feed. The feed is fed as a TMR to the cows. The group would like to thank Glenn-Ann Holsteins for opening their farm for us to see. We would also like to thank them for the food and gifts they gave us. Sam Minch

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Rock-N-Hill II Holsteins After our tour at Glenn-Ann Holsteins we went to Rock-N-Hill II Holsteins run by Chris and Kathie McCullough and their two kids, Rachel and Mac. They milk 44 Registered Holsteins in a tie-stall barn and crop 185 acres of corn, hay and oats. Since its start in 1994, they have bred twelve 94 point cows and 75 EX cows. One of their main cow families is the Countess family. Her daughter Rock-N-Hill II Colleen, EX-94 Astro Jet, was the start to their success. Rachel and Mac are both very involved with the operation and showing cattle. Rachel’s cow, Rock-N-Hill II Atwood Crisco EX 92, was Reserve Grand Champion at the 2013 Midwest Spring Show, Grand Champion of the District 6 Junior Show and Grand Champion of the Junior Show at the Wisconsin Championship Show. Mac is looking forward to his first year exhibiting at the Wisconsin State Fair and has a summer yearling Hero heifer that he’s excited about. During the past two years, Rock-N-Hill II Holsteins has been honored with Premier Exhibitor and Premier Breeder at the District 6 Holstein Show. Currently they are using Atwood, Absolute-Red, Goldchip, Aftershock and Acme in their breeding program. Along with their outstanding herd of Holsteins they have a dog, Sugar and a 20 year old goldfish. The juniors would like to thank the McCullough family for opening their farm to us and giving us a great tour. Sara Griswold & Cole Hoyer

Hosto Gold Dairy This was the fourth stop on our trip. Hosto Gold Dairy is a partnership formed in 2014 between Kelley and Ruth Hosto and Aaron and Nicole Breunig and their son Gavin. The 60-cow Registered Holstein herd merged the homebred Hosto genetics with the families being worked with by Goldmist. One of their foundation cows was Do-Mi-Will Bell Winn, VG-85 GMD DOM, and one of the farm’s favorite cows in the barn is Hosto Durham Windfall EX-91. This Durham descendant of Winn was the first place Senior 3-year-old and the Futurity winner at the District 6 Holstein show. Some of the current bulls they are using are Aftershock, Atwood, Goldson, Sid, Lavengard, Bradnick and Mizzual. Even though

they are not big on showing they do like the accomplishment of breeding good quality yet high producing cows. Their current rolling herd average is approximately 25,000 pounds of milk on two times a day milking. Their first breed age average was 99.7 and now it is 109.6. Paul Grulke & Aaron Berg Larson Acres Our fifth stop was Larson Acres, run by many Larson family members and their employees. Sandy gave us the tour. She attended UW-Madison followed by working at Badgerland and Sunshine Genetics. Larson Acres is a fifth generation farm that has been around since 1924. They have a double 20 Boumatic parlor that milks 1,100 cows. A second parlor milks 1,300 cows, for a total of 2900 cows. The cows get new sand every four days. They have 60 to 65 employees with family members. The herd averages 90 pounds per day. They use genomics on their farm and flush 1% of the animals. They have 5,000 acres of which they own half and raise corn for their corn silage. They wean their calves at six weeks then at eight weeks they get moved. At 4-5 months they move to the heifer pens. They use bulls from Accelerated Genetics, Semex and ABS and use the aAa mating system with timed A.I. Their kids show at the county, state and district shows and do really well. It was a really fun farm to go to. We got to see a lot of really good cows and a really big farm. Katherine Larson

cows and success in the show ring. We all enjoyed seeing the cows and thank Matt and Travis for opening their barn to us. Katie Bauer Ocean View Genetics On our seventh and final tour we visited Ocean View Genetics owned by Daryl and Pam Nunes. Ocean View was established in California in 1950 by Daryl’s father as an FFA project. In 2010 Daryl and Pam moved from California to the farm in Wisconsin that Pam grew up on. In 2012, the Ocean View farm in California dispersed and Daryl and Pam purchased quite a few of the cows. The herd boasts a RHA of 28,000 pounds and 113.5 BAA. The bulls they are currently using are Atwood, Defiant, Damion and Sanchez. Daryl believes in breeding for good udders, feet and legs and in stature and strength. All of the cows in their herd are homebred except for one. All of their cows are scored 85 points or higher and they are working with nine cows averaging 93 points from key cow families. Daryl believes that genomics are a tool but does not use them much. Daryl uses ultrasounding and believes it is a useful and great tool. We really enjoyed visiting this great group of cows and thank Daryl and Pam. We also really enjoyed the inspirational quotes in the barn. Paige Nelson & Austin Naumann

Smith-Crest Holsteins Our second stop on Sunday was to Smith-Crest Holsteins in Watertown, WI. Owned and operated by brothers Matt and Travis, the farm milks 90 cows in a tie-stall barn with a 24,000 pound herd average. They run 800 acres and grow all of their own feed. After purchasing the farm six years ago, they added on six box stalls and a few extra stalls to accommodate their herd. Currently they are using Fever, Sid, Atwood, Absolute and a few young sires on their animals. Willow-Edge Durham Virgo EX-90 has been a foundation cow and they have many great daughters from her, a few being EX-91 Shottle, a VG-87 Jasper and a solid young cow by Sid. Virgo was nominated All-American as a two year old and transmits well to her daughters. Another barn favorite is an EX-94 Durham that was Reserve All-WI Senior 3 year old in 2010 and has calves by Aftershock, Barbwire, and Sid. Another Durham daughter scored EX-91 with a 94 point mammary was nominated All-American as a two year old. Also in the box stalls was a stunning Atwood daughter who was first Junior 3 year old and best udder at Midwest National Spring Show in 2013 as well as being named Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion that year. The care put into their animals is evident through the quality of

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WI Holstein National DJM and YDJM Spotlight Below are the 2014 national candidates from Wisconsin that submitted materials for Holstein USA’s National youth contests, in addition to a response of one personal view question they were asked on the state application. Good luck to those advancing to the National contest!

Megan Nelson - National DJM Candidate

Megan Nelson is the 15-year-old daughter of Richard Nelson and Ruthann Anderson, Ettrick, and has a younger brother, AJ. She is a sophomore at GaleEttrick-Trempealeau High School where she plays softball and is active in FFA and choir. She currently helps her grandparents on their 500-acre Registered Holstein farm. Megan is president of the Trempealeau County Junior Holstein Club and also a member of the Glasgow-Hardies Creek Busy Bees 4-H club. She owns 15 Registered Holsteins and has been showing for seven years at county, district, state and national shows. In her free time, she enjoys helping other dairyman with their show strings and spending time with her friends. What is your most memorable Junior Holstein Experience and what did you learn/gain from this experience? My most memorable experience is when I won my first Junior Holstein award, the 12 and Under Recognition. Until that point, I did not regularly show animals at state or national events. By going to convention, it opened my eyes to a new world I had never experienced, which only made me inquire about other opportunities the Association offered. The next year I convinced others to attend Junior Convention from our county, went to Cow Camp, competed in judging at the State Judging and Classification contest, and went to more shows. The more activities I tried, the more I fell in love with the project. Remembering the recognition I received motivated me to put my best foot forward and try my hardest. It was not about the recognition at these events, but instead the people I met and the guidance I received.

Nicole Pralle - National YDJM Candidate

Nicole Pralle is the 16-year-old daughter of Scott Pralle and Pam Selz-Pralle, Humbird, where they milk 425 Registered Holsteins. A junior at Osseo-Fairchild High School, she plays volleyball and basketball and is active in FFA, FBLA and Honor Society. Nicole is vicepresident of the Clark County Junior Holstein club, secretary of her FFA chapter, and president of her 4-H club. Nicole takes pride in showing her Holsteins. She was named the Reserve Supreme Champion at the Clark County Fair and Honorable Mention Supreme Showman at the WI State Fair in 2012. At the 2013 Area Animal Science Days, she placed 10th high individual in dairy judging. How can we continue to promote the dairy industry and WI Holsteins to non-farm families? Each spring, our farm hosts a tour for the Osseo-Fairchild fourth graders. I find the students and teachers arriving on our farm have several wrong impressions about farming. During the day, they get positive examples on cow care, touch and become acquainted with cows, learn about organic vs. natural milk, get introduced to the value of manure and animal byproducts, and most importantly, at a very impressionable age, they get a connection with a dairy farmer. I believe consumers want a connection to their food supply. They are becoming more interested in who produces their food, where they produce the food, and want to meet the person who grows their food. By personalizing my dairy experience and using these relationships to tell our story, I hope to positively influence their opinions on farming, animal care, and Holsteins.

Carley Krull - National YDJM Candidate

Carley Krull is the 16-year-old daughter of Cindy Krull and the late Brian Krull of Lake Mills. She lives on her family’s farm with her mom Cindy, sister Cassy and brother Bryce. The farm consists of 45 Registered Holstein cows. Carley is a sophomore at Lake Mills High School where she is in the Lake Mills FFA, a class officer, and is in music, basketball and softball. She is also involved 26–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2014

in 4-H where she is a member of the Jefferson County judging team and state qualifier. Carley has been heavily involved in Junior Holstein. She enjoys showing her cattle at county, district, state and national levels with her family and friends. What is your most memorable Junior Holstein Experience and what did you learn/gain from this experience? The Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention is always something I look forward to, and all of the conventions I have attended wrap up my most memorable Junior Holstein experiences. The convention and activities included have encouraged me to run for offices in school, speak at the FFA speaking contest, and be more outgoing in class and when talking to people I don’t know well. Every kid that is interested in the dairy industry should experience Junior Convention. I learn something new every year, meet new friends and participate in contests that will help me in my future in the dairy industry.

Rachel Coyne - National YDJM Candidate

Rachel Coyne is the 16-year-old daughter of Peter and Lisa Coyne of Spring Valley. She has been active in the WI Junior Holstein Association for the past seven years, participating in dairy quiz bowl, jeopardy, photography, and showing at district, state and national Holstein shows. Rachel has had judging success, placing in the top 10 at many contests. She also enjoys school activities, her friends, dance, playing basketball, running cross-country and track. She is very active in 4-H and FFA. Rachel and her brothers, Brian and William, own a small quality herd of Registered Holsteins and Brown Swiss cattle, which she manages and cares for on a daily basis. How can we continue to promote the dairy industry and WI Holsteins to non-farm families? In my mind, there are many ways to promote the dairy industry and its products to non-farm families. I have one main approach; go to the public on your own. I believe that informing non-farmers should come from the source; the farmer. I personally talk to my friends at lunch about the milk they drink or the butter they use. Furthermore, I proudly post pictures, status updates, or tweets on Facebook and Twitter to inform all of my followers about what happens behind the scenes in the dairy industry. I feel that posting positive and informative things can reach many people on a large scale.

Cassy Krull - National DJM Candidate

Cassy Krull is the 20-year-old daughter of Cindy Krull and the late Brian Krull of Lake Mills. She grew up on her famliy’s 50-cow Registered Holstein farm with brother Bryce and sister Carley. Cassy has been involved in every aspect of her home farm and active in many activities in FFA, 4-H and Junior Holsteins. She enjoys showing her Holsteins and Jerseys on the county, district, state and national levels and is currently serving on the Junior Activities Committee. Cassy is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville majoring in animal science and agri-business. Many people now utilize social media. What social media tools do you think work well to tell your story of dairy production? Blogging is the first tool. A personal friend and Lake Mills FFA Alumni member, Carrie Mess, has helped spread the awareness of falsified information in the agriculture industry to others through her Dairy Carrie blog. She has over 4,000 followers on Facebook, and what she does is an excellent example of how to reach out and promote our healthy and wholesome agriculture products. Another tool is Facebook, where the WI Junior Holstein Association has a page where we can share stories and expand non-agricultural peoples’ knowledge about the opportunities we can offer. Finally, farm websites are a


tool. I admire Milk Source’s website, as there are places to learn about how they are sustainable, how to schedule farm tours and what they are doing in news, media and more.

Ryan Pralle - National DJM Candidate

Ryan Pralle is the 20-year-old son of Scott Pralle & Pam Selz-Pralle. He grew up on a 400-cow dairy farm in Humbird. A junior at the University of WisconsinMadison majoring in dairy science and genetics, Ryan plans to obtain a PhD in Genetics. On campus he is an active leader in Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, Badger Dairy Club, and is a research assistant performing a wide range of duties on the USDA Feed Efficiency project looking at the potential of linking genomics with feed efficiency. This past year, Ryan was the Vice-Chairman of the JAC Committee and placed 6th in the WI State Fair Premier Exhibitor Contest. Recently there has been much interest in polled genetics in cattle. How would you put selection for this trait in perspective relative to other important traits? Polled genetics provide benefits from both management and welfare standpoints. When breeding dairy cattle, farmers breed to improve a cow’s profitability. Polled genetics do not specifically give a progeny a disposition to produce more milk, components, have higher fertility, or become more feed efficient. The real issue is the lack of high quality bulls that carry the polled allele. Dairy farmers would have to take a ‘discount’ on genetics if they breed for polled cattle. While polled genetics is a growing niche market, farming is a business and breeding for profitable cattle is more important.

Carrie Warmka - National DJM Candidate

Carrie Warmka, 20, is the daughter of Russ and Laura Warmka, Fox Lake. She lives on her family’s 200cow grade and Registered Holstein dairy farm with her siblings, Erik, Brad and Danielle. Carrie is currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is majoring in dairy science. On campus, Carrie is involved in Badger Dairy Club, the Association of Women in Agriculture, National Agri-Marketing Association and Sigma Alpha-Alpha Tau Agricultural Sorority. Carrie enjoys being active through the Dodge County Junior Holstein Association, where she serves as president and is on the dairy bowl and judging teams. What single management practice is the biggest driver of profit on your farm and why? The feeding and selection of quality feed ingredients are important in ensuring proper nutrition for all of our animals. The biggest reason we made the switch to feeding pasteurized whole milk to our calves was for the additional nutritional benefits, as well as the reduced cost. Making good feed starts in the spring with planting and monitoring of crops as they grow. We have a crop inspector that makes weekly visits, we make all of our own silage to ensure proper harvest and preservatives are applied, and we have a nutritionist that makes weekly visits to sample feed quality and nutrient requirements. We know that without proper nutrition and feed, cows will not milk as efficiently, directly affecting the milk that makes money for our farm.

Nicholas Schuster - National DJM Candidate

Nicholas Schuster is the 20-year-old son of Ivan and Mary Schuster of Fond du Lac. He is a recent graduate of UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course. While in school he was an active member of the Badger Dairy Club. He participates in dairy bowl, dairy jeopardy and dairy judging. He is also an active member of Bethel United Church of Christ. Nicholas currently milks at Forest-Ridge Holsteins, works for shows and sales and takes care of his heifers. He enjoys cattle shows and sports. What single management practice is the biggest driver of profit on your farm and why? As a young breeder starting out, the most important

management practice for me is reproductive management. Insuring the timely breeding of cows and heifers maximizes the amount of milk produced, as well as the number of offspring an animal yields during her lifetime. I have used accelerated methods of trying to increase the number of offspring from certain cows and heifers, including sexed semen, some IVF work, and purchasing embryos for recipient heifers. Although I currently am not milking my own animals, I want them to produce for the farmers where they are housed, creating profit for both them and me.

Junior Award Forms

The 2014 junior award forms and latest contest rule changes will be available on the WHA website the first of June. Watch our site at for the applications and deadlines. The first forms are due Monday, September 15, and include Distinguished Junior Member, Young Distinguished Junior Member, and 12 & Under Recognition. Be sure to check these forms out well in advance, as changes have been made to better reflect the forms completed on the national level.

“Taste of State Fair” to be Held at WI Junior State Fair

At this year’s Wisconsin Junior State Fair, WHA will team up with the State Fair Dairy Promotion Board to hold the first ever “Taste of State Fair” in the coliseum on Wednesday, July 30. From 1-3 p.m., junior dairy exhibitors can sample state fair food, get a free WHA t-shirt and pick up a coupon book to use while at the fair. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet fellow exhibitors and learn more about what WHA has to offer! Look for more information on this event in the next issue of the News.

WI Junior Holstein Judging Contest Monday, July 14, 2014 Iowa County Fairgrounds, Mineral Point, 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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(Members 15 & Over as of Jan. 1)

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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ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

What an issue! I hope you’ll enjoy reading through this great Midwest Holsteins issue which is also the souvenir book for the National Convention in Iowa. Thanks to all of our advertisers that helped make it an extra special issue for our friends in Iowa. I hope many of you will take a day or two to make it down to Dubuque for the convention it’s going to be in our back yard this year and next (Illinois) and what an opportunity to see what the convention is all about. If you’ve picked up this issue at the National Convention, thank you for your interest in Wisconsin Holstein activities. If you’d like to receive our monthly magazine, please give our office a call at 1-800-223-4269 or visit our website at Next month’s issue will be another special feature as it’s our annual Red & White issue. We will be printing extra copies of this magazine to send to the National Red & White Convention being held in Elkhorn. This is their 50th Anniversary convention, so let’s make it a great one to promote Red & Whites in Wisconsin. If you’d like to advertise please give me a call by June 10. Remember, the July/August magazine is the only one for the summer so if you have a twilight/daylight meeting in July, August or early September that you’d like to advertise, you’ll need to do it in this issue. We’d also love to get your meeting on our calendar of events, so give us a call to get it in the News and on the website. The summer show season will be in full swing by mid-June. Even if you’re not exhibiting, take the day to go to your local show - it’s a great time to see some nice cattle and visit with other Holstein breeders. And I hope you’ll join us in Mineral Point on July 14 & 15 for the Championship Show - a highlight of everyone’s summer! Budjon Farms and St Jacobs ABC are planning a big weekend in coordination with the WHA State Picnic this year. You can read all about it in the Midwest Holsteins section. Should be a fun time mark your calendars! Until next time... 28–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2014




June 2014 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon & Wood counties 5 Sivan Holsteins Milking Herd & Springing Heifer Dispersal, Gary & Marlene Navis; managed by Great Northern, 11:30 a.m. 6 Platte-Vu Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Jack Brogley, owner; managed by Courtney Sales; Platteville, 11:00 a.m. 13 District 10 Holstein Show, Sheboygan County Fairgrounds, Plymouth, 9 a.m. 16 District 2 Holstein Show, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Black River Falls, 10 a.m. 17 District 6 Holstein Show, Rock County Fairgrounds, Janesville, 9 a.m. 18 District 4 Holstein Show, Taylor County Fairgrounds, Medford, 9 a.m. 18 District 5 Holstein Show, Sauk County Fairgrounds, Baraboo, 10 a.m. 19 District 8 Holstein Show, Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, 10 a.m. 20 Shawano County Twilight Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; hosted by Ri-Jul Holsteins, Rick & Julie Vomastic family, W2443 Redwood Dr., Pulaski 20 District 3 Holstein Show, Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, 9 a.m. 23 District 1 Holstein Show, Chippewa County Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls, 9 a.m. 23 District 7 Holstein Show, Waupaca County Fairgrounds, Weyauwega, 9:30 a.m. 23 LaCrosse County Twilight Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; La Crosse County Fairgrounds, West Salem 25 - 28 2014 National Holstein Convention, Dubuque, Iowa 29 Calumet County Sundae on the Farm, Grandview Dairy July 2014 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 2 Monroe County Twilight Meeting, 7:30 p.m.; hosted by Coulee Crest Farm, Kurt & Scot Peterson, 28752 Navajo Rd., Cashton 10 Central Wisconsin Summer Event, hosted by Twin-B Dairy, managed by District 4 Holstein Breeders 12 Richland County Fitting Clinic, Richland County Fairgrounds, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 14-15 Wisconsin Championship Show, Mineral Point, hosted by Iowa County 16 Pierce/Pepin County Twilight Meeting, Al & Tom Knegendorf Farm 22-26 50th Anniversary National Red & White Convention, Elkhorn 25 50th Anniversary National Red & White Convention Sale, Elkhorn 26 2014 International Intrigue Sale, hosted by Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna; managed by Butler-Fellers Auctions 27 WHA Picnic, hosted by Budjon Farms with St. Jacobs ABC, Lomira August 2014 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties July 31-Aug. 10 Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis 9 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity, West Allis, 5:30 p.m. September 2014 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 5 Manitowoc County Twilight Meeting, hosted by Meadow Brook Dairy Farm, Pete & Shellie Kappelman Family, Manitowoc 2015 January 2-4

WI Junior Holstein Convention, Holiday Inn, Fond du Lac, WI, hosted by Dodge County February 20-21 Adult Holstein Convention, Riverview Hotel and Suites, 100 Spring Street, River Falls, WI, hosted by Pierce County May 16 Wisconsin Showcase Sale – 125th Anniversary Edition, Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac June 11 The Very Best of Honeycrest Sale June 27 - 30 2015 National Holstein Convention, St. Charles, Illinois

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Accelerated Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Agri-Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Alpha Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Cybil Fisher Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Great Northern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Initial Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 International Protein Sires/Our Help . . . . . . . . . IBC Koepke Farms, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Kranzdale Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 La Crosse County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Manitowoc County/Meadow Brook Farm . . . . . . . 5 Mayer Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Merle Howard Agency/Paula Bovre . . . . . . . . . 30 Merle Howard Agency/Steve Howard . . . . . . . . 29 Monroe County/Coulee Crest Farm . . . . . . . . . . . 7 NorthStar Cooperative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Pete’s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Rickert Bros. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman . . . . . . IFC & 29 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Shawano County/Ri-Jul Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Sunshine Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Taurus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 & 29 The Practice Veterinary Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Ultrascan, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

MIDWEST HOLSTEINS ADVERTISERS Central WI Summer Event Sale . . . . . . . . . . 92 Hilltop Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Hopeful Headlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Hurtgen-Vue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Indianhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Ma-Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Marathon County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-76 Marybee Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Mystic Valley/Ke-Jo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Ragnar Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Holstein Association Representatives Sarah Trapp W16080 Merlin Road, Taylor, WI 54659 608-525-2901 cell: 608-628-1978 e-mail: Chris Lyons W 5979 Lee Dr., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 920-563-1082 cell 920-723-2406 e-mail: Dennis Devore 1905 9th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 cell: 319-270-5038 e-mail: 30–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2014

Sandy-Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Selz-Pralle Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Sugar Creek Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Summit Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Synergy Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 UW-Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Wargo Acres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Weier-Nook Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 WHA/Budjon Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41

June 2014 WI Holstein News  

June 2014 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring the 2014 National Convention souvenir book, District 3 feature and Spring Show resu...

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