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Midwest Holsteins issue Midwest National Spring Show Results Championship Show Information “Hot Dams” Features Breeder Profile: Windleway Holsteins

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Wisconsin Holstein Association 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 Phone (608) 356-2114 Fax (608) 356-6312

1-800-223-4269 Wisconsin Holstein News: Official Publication of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Published 11 months per year by Wisconsin Holstein Publications To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; Phone (608) 723-4933; Fax (608) 723-4973; e-mail: June 2012

VOLUME 84 No. 6

Features: 7 Championship Show information 8 Breeder Profile: Windleway Holsteins 10 Midwest National Spring Show results 14 Midwest Spring Red & White Show results 19 Wisconsin Cow Recognized as 2011 Star of the Breed 20 “Hot Dam” Feature: UFM-Dubs Eroy, A Unique Pedigree & a Worthy Investment 22 “Hot Dam” Feature: Ralma Christmas Fudge, The Wisconsin Connection 24 Wisconsin’s Dams of Merit 2011 26 Wisconsin’s Gold Medal Dams 2011 28 Wisconsin’s 2012 Herds of Excellence

Departments: 6 Wisconsin Holstein Briefs 6 From the President: Todd Stanek 16 National Director’s Report 16 From the Field: Chris Lyons, Holstein USA 18 District 4 report & Tank Talk 29 WHA Annual Supporters 30 WHY Page 32 Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments 33 Classified Advertising 34 Index to Advertisers

On The Cover This month’s cover photo by Cybil Fisher features Milksource Goldwn Africa-ET, the Grand Champion of the 2012 Midwest National Spring Show. Africa is owned by Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira.

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 Christianne Williams, Events & Financial Coordinator Sharon Maffei, Membership Coordinator

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Todd Stanek, President (2012) - 715-456-8718 E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 Marci Walker, Vice President (2013) - 608-253-3003 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Paula Bovre, Secretary (2013) - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Matt Lippert, Exec. Committee (2012) - 715-884-6578 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 Chris McCullough, Exec. Committee (2013) - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Todd Borgwardt (2013) - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Bill Calvert (2015) - 608-759-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Dan Cnossen (2014) - 715-302-1327 N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Kevin Jorgensen (2015) - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Tracy Nelson (2014) - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Chad Ryan (2014) - 920-960-1449 N4067 Twin Oaks Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Kent Wendorf (2014) - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION

NATIONAL DIRECTOR: Robert Nigh - 608-675-3442, Viroqua, WI Corey Geiger - 920-650-0294, Mukwanago, WI WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN NEWS: (ISSN 0194-4401) (USPS 688160) is published 11 times for $40 per year by the Wisconsin Holstein Association, 902 Eighth Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913. Periodical postage paid at Baraboo, WI and additional offices. Additional magazines may be purchased at $5.00 for the first copy and $2.00 for each additional copy. Price includes shipping and handling. Due to the uncertainties of the mail, the NEWS cannot assume responsibility for prior delivery of issues carrying advertising of sales scheduled for less than 14 days after the issue date. Advertising is due the 10th day of the month preceding publication. Advertising cannot be accepted over the phone, except by fax. Ad information must include name, address, phone of advertiser, amount of space needed, color if desired, photos if any and where they are. The Wisconsin Holstein News and its employees do not verify the records, classification scores or any other information that is used in advertising that appears in the Wisconsin Holstein News. The advertiser is solely responsible for the accuracy of all information used in their advertising. The News shall not be held responsible for any loss due to inaccurate information appearing in the News. The employees of the News shall be available to help any member acquire verification for any information appearing in the News. Under federal law, photographer’s pictures are copyrighted and owned by the photographic company. Prints sold are with a “single use” license and, in the case of the News, for use only in current or future issues of the News. Original photos must remain on site and may not be shared as prints or electronically without written permission of the photographic company through which the photo is copyrighted.

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs % Gail & Rob Klinkner, Viroqua, welcomed home daughter Rubi Irene on April 20. Rubi weighed in at 8 lbs. 7 oz. and joins big brothers Reagan and Garrison. 0 Congratulations to Holstein USA’s 2012 Herds of Excellence from Wisconsin: Hilrose Holsteins, Sherwood; Ever-Green-View Farms, Waldo; B-Long Holsteins, New London and Doorco Farms, Brussels. You can read more about these outstanding herds on page 28. Congratulations to Beth Nelson, Blair, for having her cow Hazel-Bush Flap Flower EX-92 named Holstein USA’s Star of the Breed. Read more about Beth and her special cow on page 19. The Wisconsin Holstein News encourages readers and members to submit information for the Wisconsin Holstein Briefs column. We are looking for news of a wedding, birth announcement, award winner or death that Wisconsin Holstein breeders should know about. High quality, submitted photos will be printed if space is available. Please submit your information to the Wisconsin Holstein News by mail at PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; or email to

Laura’s Holstein Letters Hey All! The Midwest Spring Show has come and gone and I feel comfortable saying it was an enjoyable time had by all. I’d also like to congratulate all the exhibitors; the animals were in great shape and looked amazing! Anna and I had a great time handing out ribbons, taking pictures, helping exhibitors in the ring and wishing my friend Kyle Natzke a BIG Happy 21st Birthday! Now that spring has almost gone it brings the activities of summer! One activity that I want to take the time to talk about is dairy judging. I want to encourage all my fellow youth to participate in their 4-H judging teams. You may wonder why I support this activity and I’d like to share with you why. First, you get the opportunity to see great animals in your area and you get to know the local farmers and hopefully make great connection with them as well. You also get to learn what a great cow looks like and after years of practice you can hopefully give your opinion on the animals at your own farm! But the main reason I support dairy judging so much is because the confidence you gain from it. You learn to be confident in making your placings, in oral reasons and in knowing what a good dairy cow looks like. You gain public speaking skills through the oral reasons and learn how to defend your opinion and how to back up your decisions. I believe dairy judging really did help me improve my public speaking (and I’d like to say helped me get an A in my speech class first semester!). If you’re looking for a place to test your skills, I’d like to enourage you to attend the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association’s Judging and Classification contest taking place at the Wisconsin State Show on Monday, July 16 at 8:30 a.m. at the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Marshfield, WI. Along with dairy judging there is showmanship and fitting contests and clinics all throughout the summer. These are all great opportunities for the youth, you get to meet new friends, learn about cows and have a lot of fun! I hope to see you all at the coming cow camp and district shows! I’d also like to wish the Wisconsin junior delegation to the National Convention good luck in your activities and contests! Wisconsin is proud to have you representing us. Laura Finley

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From your President Todd Stanek Hello Wisconsin, As we have vetted through a number of our current and long-term labor needs over the past year, one area we have focused on is our staff and their responsibility within the Association. As we have assessed job descriptions, titles and employee needs, we have identified opportunities around our current structure and honed in on the role that each employee serves within this Association. One such area is the Director of Operations and its responsibility within the organization. After a fair amount of research in and out of the dairy industry, we have come to realize that the Director of Operations title is narrow in scope compared to the true responsibilities this person has. Other organizations very similar to ours appoint an Executive Director that reports directly to the Board of Directors and thus ultimately oversees everything from operations, human resources, marketing, budgeting, quality control, membership, personnel development and so forth. After a three and six month evaluation of Larry Nelson, the Executive Board recommended to the Board of Directors to appoint him this new leadership role as Chris Williams moves to a part-time basis. The Board of Directors passed the motion, however, Chris will continue to mentor and coach him during this transition. Though the true nature of the current role hasn’t changed all that much, the Executive Director title will align us similarly to others in and out of the dairy industry. Chris has managed all aspects of this role very well over the years but as we assess our current needs and position ourselves for the future, we feel this change will be beneficial in our long-term plan. Both Chris Williams and Sharon Maffei, Membership Coordinator, will report to Larry moving forward. Chris Williams will assume the Events and Financial Coordinator role in order for her to focus her time on the finer points of our events and financial needs within the Association. These are areas that she has managed very well over the years. I would like to thank Chris Williams for the twenty years of service she has performed for our Association as she has had a big part in keeping our Association financially healthy. I would also like to thank her for all her help during this transition period. While Chris will remain involved with our Association, the part-time position will allow Chris to spend more time with her grandchildren. I would like to thank her for everything she has done and congratulate Larry Nelson on his new position. Lastly, I want to wish all of our Junior Holstein delegates competing at National Convention this June the best of luck as well as Paul Buhr on his candidacy for the Region 5 National Board of Directors’ seat. I’m sure you will all represent Wisconsin well. Have a great time at your upcoming District Shows. Thank you, Todd Stanek

Welcome to These New Members Adult members: Brian & Sue Crull, Monroe Sarah & Jeff Osborn, Athens Matt Cracraft, Francis Creek Junior members: Ciara Schmitt, Withee Brittany Vanden Heuvel, Black Creek Cassie Meyer, River Falls Kristyn Nigon, Greenwood Briana, Jessica, Brandon, & Justin Crull, Monroe

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2012 WI Championship Show Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Marshfield, WI • July 14-17

Schedule of Events Saturday, July 14 8:00 a.m.

Grounds open for bed down and cattle arrival

Sunday, July 15 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Cattle check-in by WHA Staff Exhibitors meeting Cattle must be in place on grounds

Monday, July 16 8:30 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

9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 17 9:00 a.m.

WHA Championship Cow Show

Welcome to Wood County for the 2012 State Championship Show. We hope you will enjoy your stay in Marshfield this coming July and we will do our part to help you enjoy your stay. If you have any questions regarding the show or need assistance, the following people can assist you. Karen Vanderwerff 715-613-0882 Jack Vanderwerff 715-613-0670 Matt Lippert 715-213-9441 Dennis Bangert 715-937-1492 Hotel Information: All Hotels have room blocks under “Holstein Show” or Holstein Championship Show. Comfort Inn and Suites - 715-387-8691, room block expires July 1 Baymont Inn - 715-384-5240, room block expires June 14 Woodfield Inn - 715-387-6265, room block expires June 14 Holiday Inn - 715-486-1500, room block expires June 14 Rooms available only on Sunday and Monday evening - this is the hotel closest to the fairgrounds. Park Motel - 715-387-1741 Stardust Motel - 715-387-1191

Camping is also available at the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. A camping permit can be purchased for $19/night from the fair office at 715-3871261 or make your reservation at No campers will be allowed without the proper permit from the fair office. # Baymont Inn & Walmart

Fleet Farm #

# Woodfield Inn Comfort Inn #

Welcome to Marshfield! To join us for State Show use the following directions. (We apologize for Hwy. 10 construction):

Pe ach Av en ue

1. From the East (39): Hwy 10 W. into town and turn N. on Hwy 13 (Veterans Parkway), turn left on 29th, turn right on Peach Ave.

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# Central WI State Fairgrounds

Business 13

Park & Stardust # Motels

Map to Central WI State Fairgrounds 513 East 17th St. Marshfield, WI 54449

2. From the West (10): Hwy 10 E. When 10 turns N and becomes four lanes, continue driving N on to Business 13 (S. Maple on map). Maple will break away to the right by Wheeler Chevrolet. Continue N and turn E on 17th St. 3. From the North (29): Hwy 29 to Abbotsford. Turn South on Hwy 13. In Marshfield Hwy 13 is Veterans Parkway. Turn right on Central Ave. Continue to 14th St and turn left. 4. From the South (80): 80-13 to 10 East, continue driving N (straight) on to Business 13 (S. Maple on Map). Maple will break away to the right by Wheeler Chevrolet. Continue N and turn E on 17th St. (Old maps will show Hwy 13 North from Pittsville. This road will become Hwy 80 this summer.)

The Wood Area Holstein Breeders will have the following Supplies available for State Show: Straw, Shavings, and Beet Pulp will be sold from our inventories until they are gone. We encourage your to order in advance, so if there is a need to purchase additional, we can do our best to serve you. Please fill out the order form below and return by mail, with payment, to reserve your supplies. Only supplies that are paid for will be reserved. Also, due to bed down on Saturday morning, we would like to do our best to accommodate your needs for quick assignment of stalling. 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 informing us of the number of animals to actually be stalled. Straw at $50/bale.

#________ x $50 = $ ____________

Number of animals to actually be stalled ______________________________

Shavings at $5/bale.

#________ x $5 = $ ____________

Contact Person __________________________________________________

Beet Pulp at $12/bag. #________ x $12 = $ ____________

Cell phone number used during show ________________________________

Total amount remitted to Wood Area Holstein Breeders $ ____________ Return to: Wood Area Holstein Breeders, N7196 County Road K, Loyal, WI 54446

If you have a group, please list other persons in your string: ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2012-7

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Windleway Holsteins Dave & Dawn Windle Family, Withee By Danielle Brown

Left to right: Craig holding Kaya, Dave, Jessie and Dawn Windle


ucked in the woods of Taylor County is the home of Dave and Dawn Windle who own and operate Windleway and Coppertop Holsteins located outside of Withee, Wis. Dave and Dawn operate the farm with their son Craig and his wife Jessie and daughter Kaya. Dave and Dawn have two other children, Jessie who works for the U.S. Postal Service and Kyle who has a woodworking business. The Windles’ journey begins in Pennsylvania where Dave and Dawn grew up. Dave’s father raised replacement heifers and when the price of heifers dropped Dave decided to start milking cows at age 16. Dave always knew he wanted to farm in some way and when the opportunity to milk his own cows appeared he took advantage of it. Although the herd started with mostly grade cows they slowly added registered cows to the herd including Dunwood Pride Bubaleah who would become one of the foundation cows for the herd. In 1991, Dave and Dawn decided to move from Pennsylvania because of the expansion of nearby towns and the rising cost of land. They wanted to relocate to a place where land was cheaper and there was less traffic and people. Initially, they were looking at either New York or Wisconsin, but couldn’t find many farms they liked in New York. After looking in the real estate section in the Lancaster Farmer magazine they found a secluded dairy farm near Withee, Wis. that fit their needs. A few years after moving in they were able to build their dream log cabin home on the farm. Today, the farm is 555 acres, with about 285 tillable acres. They plant corn, soybeans, in addition to alfalfa and grass for hay. They are able to grow all their own feed and sell some surplus as well. They feed a TMR which includes corn silage, haylage, dry corn, and a grain mix. The Windles plant and harvest all their own crops with Craig handling a majority of the fieldwork. The original tie-stall barn houses the 47 milking cows. The current BAA is 105.9 percent and the rolling herd average is 24,841 pounds of milk, 932 pounds of fat at 3.9 percent, and 750 pounds of protein at 3.1 percent. They regularly maintain a SCC under 100,000. For the Windleway Granger last 30 years the herd has been 100

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percent Registered. They have been a Progressive Breeder’s Registry Herd for the past nine years and a Progressive Genetics Herd for the past 12. The tie-stall has mattresses that are bedded with sawdust. The barn is tunnel ventilated for cow comfort and the cows are let out of the barn for exercise every day. Calves are raised in calf hutches and weaned at six weeks old. The Windles’ breed for functional cows with a focus on longevity. They want cows that produce high components and milk well. They also use some high-type sires and always use bulls that are over 2.0 on udder composite. Right now the herd is composed of a variety of animals; those that do well in the show ring, high genomic females, and high production cows therefore they use a variety of sires including Snowman, Numero Uno, Absolute, and Barbwire. In the heifer shed you’ll find animals sired by Jives, O-Style, Levi, Destry, Sid, Fever, Aftershock and Million. Currently, Windleway Granger Dove VG-87 GMD is the matriarch of the most influential cow family at the farm. Descended from one of the original Registered Holsteins in the herd, Dunwood Pride Bubaleah, she has laid the foundation for Craig’s Coppertop prefix. Several years ago, Craig won a calf through the Taylor County Holstein Association and his sister traded her heifer Dove for Craig’s new calf because the new calf looked like a fancier show calf. Little did anyone know that Dove would eventually be contracted for a Shottle son named Coppertop DobermanET. Available from ABS Global, Doberman is a top 100 TPI bull known for high components and quality udders. Two of Doberman’s maternal sisters sired by Mascol, Coppertop Mascal Dani-ET VG-86 and Coppertop Mascol Dodie-ET VG-87, are also making an impact. Dani has several high genomic females sired by Snowman and O-Style. Dodie also has high genomic females in the herd by Active and is contracted for sons by Levi and O-Style. Another interest at Windleway is Red and White Holsteins. Their first red cow was Windleway Delit Montana-Red EX-91 2E who was named Supreme Champion at the Taylor County Fair in 2004. Her daughters by Paradox, September Storm, and Persia have continued to provide Red and White family members. In addition to breeding high quality cows, the Windles enjoy purchasing animals from strong cow families. They look for deep pedigreed individuals with great production traits and components. One of those purchases was DelHollow Ritzy-Red-ET VG-87, a Glen Drummond Dragon-ET daughter. Ritzy’s daughter, Windleway Advent Reece-Red VG-88 has several daughters that were merchandised. Any-Day Gibson Profit EX-90 is one of Craig’s purchases. Her Talent daughter, Coppertop Talent Patti-ET EX 92-has daughters by Mr Burns, Shaquille, and Redman. Windleway Dove VG-87 GMD Shaquile Panda-ET (a Shaquille

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granddaughter of Patti) is currently milking 113 pounds per day as a 2year-old and is testing 4.5 percent fat. Another investment was Langs-Twin-B Elite Fudge-ET EX-90, a Durham daughter of Krull Outside Elite EX-90. The Windles are looking forward to developing this branch of the Elegance family. They also purchased Indianhead Golden Star a Goldwyn daughter of Indianhead Stardancer-ET. Golden Star has daughters by Aftershock, Sid, Million, and Sanchez on the ground. Superior cow management skills and embryo transfer work allow the Windles to merchandise several females each year in the Barron, Vernon, and Marathon County Holstein sales. They generally sell young two-yearolds as well as a few first choices. Their goal is to sell good, sound young cows that will eventually classify Very Good for their new owners. The Windles enjoy exhibiting their animals at several local fairs throughout the year including the Taylor County Fair, Clark County Fair, District 4 Holstein Show, and occasionally the Central Wisconsin State Fair. While at shows they look for potential sires to use in their herd. More

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recently they have been interested in high-type bulls that fit their current breeding philosophy. The Windles have never regretted moving to Wisconsin and love the area and the people. Before making the move they were not very involved in merchandising, showing, and other parts of the Registered Holsteins business. Once moving, they formed friendships and met people that encouraged them to take advantages of the opportunities Registered Holsteins offer. Dawn’s close friend Annie Hulle of Any-Day Holsteins has served as the go-to person whenever they have had questions about flushing, advertising and merchandising. Besides farming, the Windles remain involved in a variety of agricultural organizations. Dave and Dawn are past winners of the Young Farm Family of Taylor County Award and Dawn received the Honorary Chapter Award for Gilman FFA a few years ago. They also enjoy deer hunting, especially Craig. In 2010 Craig shot the largest buck in Taylor County and one of the largest bucks in Wisconsin. Although they have no plans for expansion they hope to continue to develop high-quality individuals.

Coppertop Talent Patti-ET EX-92

Langs-Twin-B Elite Fudge-ET EX-90

SALE REPORT Double-D Holstein Dispersal - April 12 After breeding registered cattle for nearly 50 years, Robert and Nancy Carns decided it was time to slow down a bit. Beautiful weather was on hand April 12 at their Double-D Holstein farm in Cuba City, Wis., as they dispersed their 105 Registered Holsteins for an impressive average of $2,510. A large crowd was on hand and showed their appreciation for this well-bred herd. The current herd average was at 20,108 3.9 774 3.1 622 with a classification BAA of 107.9%. Cattle were dispersed to buyers from throughout Wisconsin as well as Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. Claiming top price of the day was a very promising junior 3 year old, Double-D Braveheart Majest VG-86. This Markwell Mrsh Braveheart daughter sold springing to Picston Shottle after making 20,218 3.9 779 at 2-00. Her EX-90 EX-MS Dundee dam has records to 27,300 and completes 12 generations Excellent and Very Good. The bidding was fast and furious but when the dust settled, Richard Jordan, Boise, ID placed the final bid of $7,000 to add her to his growing herd at Marion, WI. Several Red and Whites in the herd attracted a great deal of attention with the summer yearling Destry daughter, Double-D Destry Jester-Red commanding the highest price at $6,200. With a GTPI +1918 which is +177 over parent average, she sold to Andrew Sell, Watertown, WI. Her VG-87 EX-MS 20,676 Rampage dam is a potential 9th generation Excellent! A maternal sister to the Rampage, Double-D Mr Burns Jess-ET

*RC VG-88 EX-MS, sold to Matt Engel, Hampshire, IL for $5,200. This silky Mr Burns 3-year-old was projected to over 1000F and serviced to Ladd P-Red. The EX-90 EX-92MS Red Advent dam of the Mr Burns and Rampage sold to Andy & Katie Houk for $4,900. This eighth generation Excellent from the Sky-Hi Mars Helen family was the foundation of a great group at Double-D and will now join the Houk herd at Unity, WI. Two fancy Red Picolo sisters from the Blackrose family were standouts in the heifer row. Double-D Picolo Revel-Red-ET, the November, 2011 model sold for $4,300 to Gary Nichols, Mt. Hope, WI, while Double-D Picolo Rebel-Red-ET, the September, 2010 model bred to Durable sold for $4,000 to Tim & Cindy Sutter, Hollandale, WI. Robert and Nancy’s granddaughter, Amanda, was serving as the herdswoman at Double-D while attending classes at UW-Platteville. She presented all of the younger heifers in the sale ring and had done an excellent job breaking them to lead during her spring break! The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. with Chris Hill, Thurmont, MD handling the auctioneering duties. Rick Bovre updated the pedigrees and Kevin Jorgensen, Lynn Harbaugh, Les Terpstra and Ryan Weigel fielded the bids. Preparing the cattle for the sale were Cody Schultz, Travis Krohlow, Ryan Lauber, Joe Koller and special Switzerland guest, Patrick. Paula Bovre clerked the sale. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2012-9

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2012 Midwest National Spring Show The 2012 Midwest National Spring Show was held in Jefferson, Wis., on Saturday, April 21. Judge Mark Rueth placed 184 animals - 100 heifers and 84 cows. Taking home Grand Champion honors was the winning four-year-old and Senior Champion, Milksource Goldwn Africa-ET exhibited by Peter and Lyn Vail and Budjon Farms, Lomira, Wis. Reserve Champion was the Intermediate Champion, First Glance Talent Contest exhibited by Herman & Kathleen Hoffman of Melrose, Wis. Judge Rueth commented that the champion line-up was “a pretty impressive group. These are cows that will do well throughout the year.” He went on to say the Senior Champion “wins handily. She has an unbelievable frame and is a cow that walks so nice with a great udder. And this Intermediate Champion looks better all the time, she’s so balanced, so feminine. She’s my kind of cow and has a great future.” Reserve Senior Champion was the winning five-year-old, Pyramid Goldwyn Shimmer-ET owned by Jordan and Whitney Ebert, Algoma, Wis. Reserve Intermediate Champion was the second place Senior 3-Year-Old, Benrise Goldwyn JoJo exhibited by Budjon Farms, Lomira, Wis. Topping the heifer show were the Summer and Spring Yearling class winners. Junior Champion honors went to Stranshome Gold Alyssum-ET exhibited by Joseph, Zach, Jerome and Darian Stransky of Owatonna, Minn. Reserve Junior Champion was Duckett P Lucy-Red exhibited by Westcoast Holsteins, Chilliwack, BC. Judge Rueth commented that it was a great group of heifers for the Junior Champion line-up and all followed a pattern. The Summer Yearling “is a beautiful heifer, dairy and very feminine and clean. She has more length from head to tail and is more feminine and clean all the way through. The red heifer is a tall, upstanding heifer with beautiful uphill run.” Taking home top honors of the Junior Show was the Six-Year-Old and Older, Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS exhibited by Crystal SiemersPeterman, Newton, Wis. Reserve Champion of the Junior Show went to Wilonna Talented Gay exhibited by Jordan, Riley and Walker Zoellner and Haley and Audrey Souza, Groton, SD. Judge Rueth commented “you have to really admire this senior champion, what a phenomenal cow. She excels in her mammary system and dairyness and moves freely on a great set of feet and legs. The second place cow follows with a great rear udder and is a cow that has stood the test of time.” He also congratulated the juniors on a great show and commended them for being etremely competitive in all the classes throughout the day. Junior Champion honors of the Junior Show went to Brodie Bunkelman, Edgar, Wis., and the winning Fall Yearling, Tomkins MrBurns Sizzler-Red. She got the nod over the first junior Winter Yearling, Siemers Dundee Goldn-OneET exhibited by C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers of Newton, Wis. Judge Rueth admired both heifers for their size and frame and beautiful balance and depth and spring of rib. Winning the Premier Breeder and Exhibitor banners at the 2012 Midwest Spring Show was Siemers Holsteins, Newton. The Wisconsin Holstein Association would like to thank all the show sponsors and trophy sponsors that helped to make the Midwest National Spring Show a success.

Following are the top 5 placings in each class. Winter Calf - 3: 1. A&M-Bushman C Sundae-ET, John Cannon & Marty Ronnebaum, Dyersville, IA 2. (1st Jr, B&O, JrB&O) Briccows Sid Football-ET, Brent Bricco, Marion, WI 3. Heritage-E Debbies Disco-ET, N & J Sarbacker and M & L Evangelo, Fitchburg, WI Fall Calf - 29: 1. 1. (1st Jr, B&O, JrB&O) Siemers Dstry Sunray Gal-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton, WI 2. Bella-Ridge Go for Broke-ET, Lynn & 10–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2012

Grand Champions: Left to right - sponsor Tom Morris, John Cull, Jodi Hoynoski (Holstein USA), Kelli Cull holding Milksource Goldwn AfricaET, Tom Cull, Amy Schaefer holding First Glance Talent Contest, Herman Hoffman, WHA Princess Attendant Anna Blake and Judge Mark Rueth.

Grand Champions of the Junior Show: sponsor Cierra Essock, Princess Laura Finley, Jodi Hoynoski (Holstein USA), Crystal Siemers-Peterman holding Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS, Hayley Souza holding Wilonna Talented Gay, Judge Mark Rueth and Princess Attendant Anna Blake.

Junior Champions: WHA Princess Laura Finley, Judge Mark Rueth, Pat Conroy holding Stranshome Gold Alyssum-ET, Dave Dyment holding Duckett P Lucy-Red, Daria Stransky holding Honorable Mention Junior Champion, Stranshome Gold Saffron-ET and Princess Attendant Anna Blake. Sara Harbaugh and Kurt & Sarah Loehr, Eden, WI 3. Ploegsway Braxton Nutshak, Trent Valley, J Phoenix & Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI 4. Lake-Prairie Alison-Red-ET, Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI 5. (2nd Jr) Coonridge Goldroy Bling-ET, GeAnna Coons, Anamosa, IA Summer Yearling - 22: 1. (B&O) Stranshome Gold Alyssum-ET, Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky, Owatonna, MN 2. Stranshome Gold Saffron-ET, Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky, Owatonna, MN 3. (1st

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Jr, JrB&O) Stro-Lane Jasper Rocket-ET, Cally Strobel, Henderson, MN 4. Siemers Fvr Hiadream-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton, WI 5. KishHolm-DLT Watchout Prada, K & A Kishman and D & L Thompson, Lone Rock, WI (2nd Jr) Mar-Linda-K Dusk Vixie, Nicole Wright, Watertown, WI Spring Yearling - 16: 1. Duckett P Lucy-Red, Westcoast Holsteins, Chilliwack, BC 2. (1st Jr) Tower-Ridge Final Cut Jane, Justin Buck, Anamosa, IA 3. (B&O) Milksource Bolivia Reba-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 4. Crackholm Fever Heat Island-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 5. (2nd Jr, JrB&O) Crestbrooke Gap Torri-ET, Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac, WI Winter Yearling - 16: 1. Brimel Erdstead Layla-ET, Price, Meyer, Herges & Schirm, Chebanse, IL 2. (1st Jr., B&O) Siemers Dundee Goldn-One-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton, WI 3. Duckett-P Lucky-Red-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 4. (2nd Jr) Nehls-Valley Lheros Atlee, Taylor Egnarski, Hustisford, WI 5. (3rd Jr) Erbacres Hope of Peace-ETN, Connor Erbsen, Lanark, IL Fall Yearling - 14: 1. (1st Jr, B&O) Tomkins MrBurns Sizzler-Red, Brodie Bunkelman, Edgar, WI 2. Hilrose Baltimor Penny-ET, Jeff Brantmeier, Sherwood, WI 3. Unique Alexander Resist, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 4. Rock-N-Hill Vezdette, Michael McCullough, Juda, WI 5. (2nd Jr) Ms Jasper Sarah-ET, Larissa & Olivia Pfaff & Brynn Kasten, Alma Center, WI Junior Champion of the Junior Show: Tomkins MrBurns Sizzler-Red, Brodie Bunkelman, Edgar, WI Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior Show: Siemers Dundee GoldnOne-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton, WI Junior Champion: Stranshome Gold Alyssum-ET, Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky, Owatonna, MN Reserve Junior Champion: Duckett P Lucy-Red, Westcoast Holsteins, Chilliwack, BC Junior Best 3 - 1: 1. Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI Unfresh 2 Year Old - 2: 1. Ms Reyncrest Shaq Cady, Kelly Lee & Cooper Galton, Johnson Creek, WI 2. (1st Jr, B&O, JrB&O) Meyervilla Goldwyn Clina-ET, Tyler Meyer, Darien, WI Junior 2 Year Old - 10: 1. (1st Jr, Best Udder) Ms Blondin Jasper Belle-ET, Tim Hoese & Brad Stockman, Backus, MN 2. (B&O) Hongslo Jasper SadieET, Christopher Hongslo, Maurice, IA 3. Gibbs Atwood Lexis, First Glance Holsteins, Melrose, WI 4. Criter-Ridge Reba-Red-ET, Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI 5. Sipka Dundee Carmel-ET, Zachary Post, Volga, SD (1st Jr) BVK Atwood Abilene-ET, Mike & Megan Moede, Algoma, WI (2nd Jr) Siemers Laurin Alle-Ann-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton, WI (JrB&O) Paradise-D G-Shine-ET, Andrea Pagenkopf, Lancaster, WI Senior 2 Year Old - 21: 1. (B&O) Walk-Era Dundee Oh-May, Walk-Era Farms Inc., Wisconsin Dells, WI 2. (1st Jr) Ryan-Crest Sanz Extacy-ET, Dylan Ryan & Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac, WI 3. Tirawley Sanchez Tipper, Thomas Barrett, Camp Douglas, WI 4. Budjon-Vail Gold Dreams-ET, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI 5. Duckett-SA Gold Fame-ET, Junemann, Duckett & Armbrust, Rudolph, WI (2nd Jr, Best Udder) Hoesly Dundee Rhianna, Jake & Paige Hoesly, Brodhead, WI Junior 3 Year Old - 4: 1. (B&O, Best Udder) Ludwigs-DG Goldwyn EmmyET, Ludwig Farms, Fithian, IL 2. Hilrose Damion Kay, Shawn Nehls & Adam Enders, Watertown, WI 3. Ms Joleanna Aspen Kashi-ET, J Cannon, G Schmidt & Coonridge Holsteins, Dyersville, IA 4. (1st Jr) Pfaffsway Dillyn Ritz, Larissa Pfaff, Alma Center, WI Senior 3 Year Old - 15: 1. (Best Udder) First Glance Talent Contest, Herman & Kathleen Hoffman, Melrose, WI 2. Benrise Goldwyn JoJo, Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI 3. Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma, WI 4. Lake-Prairie Kite Anika-ET, Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky, Owatonna, MN 5. (1st Jr) Regancrestcp S DesireET, Connor Erbsen, Lanark, IL (B&O) Duckett Ross Pamela, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI (2nd Jr) Kinyon Jasper June-ET, Taylor Behnke, New Glarus, WI Intermediate Champion: First Glance Talent Contest, Herman & Kathleen Hoffman, Melrose, WI Reserve Intermediate Champion: Benrise Goldwyn JoJo, Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI 4 Year Old - 14: 1. (Best Udder) Milksource Goldwn Africa-ET, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI 2. (B&O) Sipka PG A Spool 10061-ET, Post Lane Holsteins, Volga, SD 3. Indies-View LuLu Jasper, Bailee Whitehead, Conway, MO 4. Rob-Cri Strmtic Manitoba-ET, Glenn Ubbelohde, Plymouth, WI 5. Miss Sco-Lo-KC Rosalee-ET, John Cannon & Chris Lundgren, Dyersville, IA (1st Jr, Prod) Laumax Final Cut Tamia-ET, Jordan Siemers, Newton, WI

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5 Year Old - 10: 1. (Best Udder) Pyramid Goldwyn Shimmer-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma, WI 2. (B&O) Calbrett Goldwyn Layla-ET, Krueger, Cormdale, Genervations & Al-Be-Ro, Wrightstown, WI 3. Ms Stranshome Advnt Slim-ET, Daniel Zehr, Graymont, IL 4. Kagwick Durham Suzy, Dale & Linda Drendel, Hampshire, IL 5. (1st Jr, JrB&O) Willows-Edge Advent Malika, Jordan Van Dyk, New Richmond, WI (Prod) Glenn-Ann Gibson Shakira, Glenn-Ann Holsteins, Albany, WI (2nd Jr) Diamondhead Buckeye Spirit, Shelbie Greidanus, Delavan, WI 6 Year and Older - 5: 1. (Best Udder) Luck-E Dundee Jenna, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 2. (1st Jr, B&O, JrB&O) Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Newton, WI 3. (2nd Jr) Wilonna Talented Gay, Jordan, Riley & Walker Zoellner & Audrey Souza, Groton, SD 4. (3rd Jr) Paradise-D Shotl Glystal-ET, Andrea Pagenkopf, Lancaster, WI 5. Sipka Durham Safron, Doug Post, Volga, SD 125,000 lb. Cow - 4: 1. (Best Udder) Stone-Front Advent Laverne, Shane Nodolf & Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI 2. Maldwyn Trixie Linjet, Glenn Ubbelohde, Plymouth, WI 3. (B&O) Kelroys Rubens Vivian, Chad & Mark Ryan & Brian Kelroy, Fond du Lac, WI 4. (1st Jr, Prod) B-Long Fusion, Bret Long, New London, WI Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show: Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Newton, WI Senior & Grand Champion of the Junior Show: Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Newton, WI Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show: Wilonna Talented Gay, Jordan, Riley & Walker Zoellner & Haley & Audrey Souza, Groton, SD Best Udder of Show: Milksource Goldwn Africa-ET, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Newton, WI Senior Champion of the Show: Milksource Goldwn Africa-ET, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI Reserve Senior Champion of the Show: Pyramid Goldwyn Shimmer-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma, WI Grand Champion of the Show: Milksource Goldwn Africa-ET, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI Reserve Grand Champion of the Show: First Glance Talent Contest, Herman & Kathleen Hoffman, Melrose, WI Best Three Females - 1: 1. Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WII Produce of Dam - 0 Dam & Offspring - 0 Premier Breeder & Exhibitor: Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI Premier Sire: Braedale Goldwyn State Herd: Wisconsin

Intermediate Champions: Princess Laura Finley, Herman Hoffman, Amy Schaefer holding First Glance Talent Contest, Tom Cull holding Benrise Goldwyn JoJo, Judge Mark Rueth and Princess Attendant Anna Blake.

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Winter Calf: Princess Laura Finley, A&M-Bushman C Sundae-ET and Niki Steffenhagen.

Fall Calf: Princess Attendant Anna Blake, Siemers Dstry Sunray Gal-ET, Crystal SiemersPeterman and Princess Laura Finley.

Summer Yearling: Princess Attendant Anna Blake, Stranshome Gold Alyssum-ET and Daria Stransky.

Spring Yearling: Princess Laura Finley, Duckett P Lucy-Red and Pat Conroy.

Winter Yearling: Princess Laura Finley, Brimel Erdstead Layla-ET and Eddie Bue.

Fall Yearling: Sponsor Joan Judd, Tomkins MrBurns Sizzler-Red, Brodie Bunkelman and Princess Attendant Anna Blake.

Unfresh 2 Year Old: Princess Laura Finley, Ms Reyncrest Shaq Cady and Katie DeBruin.

Junior 2 Year Old: Princess Laura Finley, Brad Stockman, Ms Blondin Jasper Belle-ET, Lynn Harbaugh, Tim Hoese and sponsor Juli Cooper.

Senior 2 Year Old: Princess Attendant Anna Blake, Walk-Era Dundee Oh-My, John & Marci Walker.

Junior 3 Year Old: Princess Attendant Anna Blake, Princess Laura Finley, LudwigDG Goldwyn Emmy-ET and Eddie Bue.

Senior 3 Year Old: Princess Attendant Anna Blake, Princess Laura Finley, First Glance Talent Contest, Amy Schaefer and Herman Hoffman.

4 Year Old: Princess Laura Finley, Milksource Goldwn Africa-ET, Kelli Cull and Princess Attendant Anna Blake.

Junior Best Three: Siemers Holsteins

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5 Year Old: Princess Attendant Anna Blake, Pyramid Goldwyn Shimmer-ET, Chad Ryan and Princess Laura Finley.

6 Year Old & Older: Princess Attendant Anna Blake, Luck-E Dundee Jenna, John Vosters and Princess Laura Finley.

125,000 lb. Cow: Princess Attendant Blake, Shane Nodolf, Stone-Front Advent Laverne, Mike Duckett & Princess Finley.

Best B&O of Open & Junior Show: Sponsor Mike McCullough, Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS, Cyrstal Siemers-Peterman and sponsor Jodi Hoynsoski.

Best Udder of Show: John Cull, Princess Laura Finley, Milksource Goldwn Africa-ET and Kelli Cull.

Top Production of Show: Princess Attendant Anna Blake, Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS, Crystal Siemers-Peterman and Princess Laura Finley.

Junior Champions of the Junior Show: Princess Laura Finley, Brodie Bunkelman holding Tomkins MrBurns Sizzler-Red, Jordan Siemers holding Siemers Dundee Goldn-One-ET, Judge Mark Rueth and Princess Attendant Anna Blake.

Senior Champions: John Cull, Princess Laura Finley, Kelli Cull holding Milksource Goldwn Africa-ET, Tom Cull, Chad Ryan holding Pyramid Goldwyn Shimmer-ET, Judge Mark Rueth and Princess Attendant Anna Blake.

Premier Breeder & Exhibitor: Siemers Holsteins

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Winter Calf (9): 1. (1st Jr, B&O, JrB&O) Hoesly Hvezda Kiss Me-Red, Paige Hoesly, Brodhead, WI 2. (2nd Jr.) MilkSource Dty Tammy-Red-ET, Grady Wendorf, Ixonia, WI 3. RSC-CH Rdlnr Macy-Red, RSC-CH Holsteins, Alcester, SD 4. MCCI SStorm Britnie-Red, Manni Cattle Co., Poplar Grove, IL 5. (3rd Jr) Lyons-DL Legnd Janice-Red-P, Michael Lyons, Castalia, IA Fall Calf (21): 1. Lake-Prairie Alison-Red-ET, Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI 2. (B&O) Stranshome Simply-Red-ET, J, Z, J & D Stransky, Owatonna, MN 3. Budjon-Vail Deidra-Red-ET, Michael & Laura Rammer Sheboygan, WI 4. MilkSource RL Decode-Red-ET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI 5. (1st Jr) Rokey-Benfer R-Cutie-Red, Kyle Natzke & Zack Lemke, Fond du Lac, WI (2nd Jr) Crescentmead ATT Mirage-Red, Grady Wendorf, Ixonia, WI Summer Yearling (10): 1. (B&O) Jerland Debonair Nellie-Red, J, Z, J & D Stransky, Owatonna, MN 2. Lyn-Vale BM Riesen-Red-ET, William Schultz III, Waldo, WI 3. Vanderham Cont Sake-Red, Vanderham Dairy, Alcester, SD 4. Probert C Bree-Ella-Red, Kate Smith, Watertown, WI 5. (1st Jr) Rodash-Slee Contr Macy-Red, Jared & Karlye Weber, Loyal, WI (2nd Jr) Ourway Advent Speckle-Red, Hailey Raymond, Brooklyn, WI Spring Yearling (13): 1. Duckett P Lucy-Red, Westcoast Holsteins, Chilliwack, BC 2. (B&O) MilkSource Hvzd Jazz-Red-ET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI 3. (1st Jr, JrB&O) Diamondhead Roughnk Teagan-Red, Shelbie & Kate Greidanus, Delavan, WI 4. Sunnylodge Reality Megan-Red-ET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI 5. (2nd Jr) El-Lyn Miss Mercedes-Red, C, A, C & R Booth, Plymouth, WI Winter Yearling (11): 1. Duckett P Lucky-Red-ET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI 2. Duckett P Leslie-Red-ET, Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI 3. (1st Jr) Bainholm Clover Rebecca-Red, Jenna Langer, DeForest, WI 4. Lyn-Vale Picolo Fantasy-Red, Milky Way Dairy, Alcester, SD 5. K-Giltex Adv Decide-Red-ET, Brian Coyne, Waterloo, WI Fall Yearling (7): 1. (1st Jr, B&O) Tom-Kins Mrbrn Hony Sizzle-RedET, Brodie Bunkelman, Edgar, WI 2. Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, R Stransky & C Helkenn, Owatonna, MN 3. (2nd Jr) MilkSource Cndr Lyn-Red-ET, Cole, Ava & Campbell Booth, Plymouth, WI 4. Gaedtke Contender Missy-Red, Justin & Jonathon Gaedtke, Luxemburg, WI 5. (3rd Jr, JrB&O) Lyons-DL Jet Star-Red, Carly Ann Lyons, Castalia, IA Junior Champion, Junior Show: Tom-Kins Mrbrn Hony Sizzle-RedET, Brodie Bunkelman, Edgar, WI Reserve Junior Champion, Junior Show: Hoesly Hvezda Kiss MeRed, Paige Hoesly, Brodhead, WI Junior Champion, Open Show: Lake-Prairie Alison-Red-ET, Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI Reserve Junior Champion, Open Show: Duckett P Lucy-Red, Westcoast Holsteins, Chilliwack, BC Junior Best Three Females (1): 1. Lyn-Vale Holsteins, Waldo, WI Unfresh 2 Year Old (2): 1. Lenkaitis LAX Lady-Red, LAX Partners, Cuba, IL 2. (1st Jr) Berwen Sahara Lucy-Red, Brett Peth & Hunter Steinholt, Ripon, WI

Junior 2 Year Old (4): 1. (BU) Critter-Ridge Reba-Red-ET, Siemers Holsteins, Newton, WI 2. (1st Jr) Wilstar Lion K 7409-Red-ET, K, K & K Hodorff, Eden, WI 3. (2nd Jr) El-Lyn Advent Mimi-Red-ET, Cole Booth, Plymouth, WI 4. (B&O) Dunn-Brook R Collector-Red, Squires Farm Inc., Menomonie, WI Senior 2 Year Old (3): 1. (1st Jr, B&O, JrB&O, BU) Sellcrest S Candy Apple-Red, Andrew Sell, Watertown, WI 2. Sunny-Valley A Favor-RedET, Wayne DeBuhr, Cottage Grove, WI 3. Hurtgenlea Cayuga-Red, Leo & Adam Hurtgen, Elkhorn, WI Junior 3 Year Old (6): 1. (B&O, BU) RSC-CH Advent Rene-Red-ET, RSC-CH Holsteins, Alcester, SD 2. Probert D Babette-Red, Kate Smith, Watertown, WI 3. KHW Regiment Apple 4-Red-ETN, Apple Partners II, Lanark, IL 4. (1st Jr, JrB&O) Briccows Advt Stargazer-Red, Brent & Riley Bricco, Marion, WI 5. Swanee-Acres SD Jolly-Red, Jason Swanson, Capron, IL Senior 3 Year Old (7): 1. (B&O, BU) Cleland Advnt Alexia-Red-ET, Jason Cleland, Clinton, WI 2. Paulo-Bro-SP Sharly-Red-ET, Sarbacker, Evangelo, Danhof & Cranehill, Fitchburg, WI 3. Jerland Tal GiovannaRed-ET, Stransky & Dykshorn, Owatonna, MN 4. Kamps-Hollow A Scarlet-Red-ET, Kamps-Hollow, Belmont, WI 5. Koz-Da Jet Sadie-RedET, DaMartini/Kozdale, Wisconsin Dells, WI Intermediate Champion: Cleland Advnt Alexia-Red-ET, Jason Cleland, Clinton, WI Reserve Intermediate Champion: Paulo-Bro-SP Sharly-Red-ET, Sarbacker, Evangelo, Danhof & Cranehill, Fitchburg, WI 4 Year Old (7): 1. (BU) Oakvale Advent Cinnabar-Red, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI 2. (B&O) St-Yle-SA Iz Joytime-Red-ET, Stephanie Aves, Poplar Grove, IL 3. Scenic-Edge Jellybean-Red, D & Y Preder & R Bohnhoff, Plymouth, WI 4. Hass-Acres Adv Rissa-Red-ET, Frozene Farms, Westfield, WI 5. Castleholm Regina-Red-ET, William Schultz III, Waldo, WI (1st Jr) Sunny-Views Starburst-Red, B Peth & H Steinholt, Ripon, WI 5 Year Old (3): 1. (1st Jr) Hauve Advent Dreamy-Red-ET, Cassy, Bryce & Carley Krull, Lake Mills, WI 2. (2nd Jr, B&O, BU) Lyons-DL Advnt Gennifer-Red, Michael Lyons, Castalia, IA 3. (3rd Jr) Sellcrest Lou Bashful-Red, Ashley Rickey, Black Earth, WI Aged Cow (4): 1. (BU) Blondin Redman Seisme-Red, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI 2. Jen-D Talent Raeanna-Red, RSC-CH Holsteins, Alcester, SD 3. St-Yle-KA Advent Helen-Red, Julia Lipply, Plymouth, IN 4. (1st Jr) Any-Day Advent Sunny-Red, Bret Long, New London, WI 125,000 lb. Cow (1): 1. (1st Jr, B&O, BU) Milgene Tribute Jessica, Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford, WI Best Three Females (0) Produce of Dam (0) Dam & Offspring (1): 1. RSC-CH Holsteins, Alcester, SD Senior & Grand Champion, Junior Show: Sellcrest S Candy AppleRed, Andrew Sell, Watertown, WI Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion, Junior Show: Hauve Advent Dreamy-Red-ET, Cassy, Bryce & Carley Krull, Lake Mills, WI Senior & Grand Champion, Open Show: Blondin Redman SeismeRed, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion, Open Show: Oakvale

Junior Champions of the Junior Show: WHA Princess Attendant Anna Blake, Paige Hoesly holding Hoesly Hvezda Kiss Me-Red, Brodie Bunkelman holding Tom-Kins Mrbrn Hony Sizzler-Red-ET, Princess Laura Finley and Judge Chris Lahmers.

Junior Champions: WHA Princess Laura Finley, Sherry Siemers-Peterman, Paul Siemers holding Lake-Prairie Alison-Red-ET, Pat Conroy holding Duckett P Lucy-Red, Judge Chris Lahmers and Princess Attendant Anna Blake.

Midwest Spring Red & White Show Friday, April 20 Judge: Chris Lahmers 126 head: 71 heifers, 55 cows

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Boumatic Receives 2012 Governor’s Export Award

Intermediate Champions: WHA Princess Attendant Anna Blake, Nick Sarbacker holding Paulo-Bro-SP Sharly-Red-ET, Reid Stransky holding Cleland Advnt Alexia-Red-ET, Jason Cleland and Princess Laura Finley. Advent Cinnabar-Red, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI Best Udder of Show: Blondin Redman Seisme-Red, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI Best Bred & Owned, Junior Show: Sellcrest S Candy Apple-Red, Andrew Sell, Watertown, WI Best Bred & Owned: Cleland Advnt Alexia-Red-ET, Jason Cleland, Clinton, WI Premier Breeder: Lyons Holsteins, Castalia, IA Premier Exhibitor: MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, WI Premier Sire: KHW Kite Advent-Red

MADISON, Wis.: Global dairy equipment manufacturer, BouMatic, headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin received the 2012 Governor’s Export Award from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at the 48th Annual Wisconsin International Trade Conference held in Milwaukee on May 8, 2012. “BouMatic has achieved extraordinary results in international markets while significantly contributing to Wisconsin’s economy and job growth opportunities,” said Governor Scott Walker. “BouMatic has been a great contributor to Wisconsin’s ability to compete in the global economy,” the Governor added. “BouMatic’s export markets have experienced significant gains over the last three years,” explained Bob Luna, BouMatic President. “With offices and facilities in Belgium, Denmark, China, Argentina, New Zealand, Brazil and India we are prepared to support our business growth in the world’s major dairy markets. Additional offices will open as our business continues to expand,” Luna added. Despite the soft global economy, BouMatic has increased its workforce in Madison, along with its capability and manufacturing output. Overall sales outside of the U.S. have grown significantly since 2009 and the trend continues today. More than half of all revenues for the company are now generated outside the U.S. “Unlike most companies in this economy, we are hiring in all areas of the business to help drive our vision for growth and market expansion,” explained BouMatic President, Bob Luna. “This is an investment in people and resources here in Wisconsin that will reach all corners of the world as our global business continues to expand,” Luna added. “BouMatic is the only full line dairy equipment manufacturer in the U.S. and having our headquarters in the heart of America’s dairy land gives us an ideal perspective on the dairy industry,” said Jorge Prieto, VP Global Sales. “Wisconsin is the home of some of the world’s largest dairy operations along with a high concentration of traditional family farms. Our wide array of products from stall and automation systems, dairy hygiene products, milk harvest systems, milk cooling systems and supplies are designed and engineered for dairy operations of all sizes,” he added. Founded in 1939, BouMatic quickly established itself as a technology leader and manufacturer of durable, high quality milking equipment. The dairy industry’s first commercially viable pulsator was developed by Lawrence Bouma and led to the formation of the company. The pulsator is the heart of every milking system and creates the pulsing action that milks today’s dairy cows. BouMatic continues its aggressive investment in product research and development and remains a leader in milking technology development. BouMatic serves dairy operators in over 45 countries, and employs over 400 people worldwide, with global headquarters in Madison, Wis., and European headquarters in Remicourt, Belgium. For more information go to:

Wisconsin-Bred Bulls Into A.I. Grand Champions of the Junior Show: WHA Princess Attendant Anna Blake, Carley Krull holding Hauve Advent Dreamy-Red-ET, Andy Sell holding Sellcrest S Candy Apple-Red and Princess Laura Finley.

Grand Champions: WHA Princess Attendant Anna Blake, Annette Ostrom holding Oakvale Advent Cinnabar-Red, Jim Ostrom holding Blondin Redman Seisme-Red, John Vosters and Princess Laura Finley.

ABS Global

# Syryczuk Paxton Didier-ET *TL TV TY sired by All-Riehl Paxton-ET; dam is Dandali Dora-ET, classified EX-90 DOM. Bred by Andrew Syryczuk, Lublin. # Gold-N-Oaks Althea-ET *TL TV sired by Badger-Bluff Fanny Freddie; dam is Gold-N-Oaks Arabell 1765-ET, classified VG-88 DOM. Bred by John Swenson, Barneveld. # Sandy-Valley Commando-ET *TL TV TY sired by Long-Langs Oman Oman-ET; dam is Shema Mac Camille-ET, classified VG-86 DOM. Bred by Sandy Valley Farms, Stevens Point. # Fustead Saleen *TL TV TY sired by Ronelee Toystory DomainET; dam is Fustead Ramos Satin-ET, classified GP-82. Bred by Brian Fust, Wausau. # Rosylane-LLC Kongo-ET *TL TV TY sired by Sully AltameteorET; dam is Rosylane-LLC O Man 4120. Bred by Rosy-Lane Holsteins, Watertown. # Matcrest Bookem Cartman-ET *TL TV TY sired by De-Su 521 Bookem-ET; dam is Larcrest Carabella-ET, classified VG-86 DOM. Bred by Johnson Holstein LLC, Baldwin. # Syryczuk Observer Odin *TL TV TY sired by All-Riehl PaxtonET; dam is Dandali Daybreak-ET, classified VG-88 DOM. Bred by Andrew Syryczuk, Lublin. # Pride Farnam-ET *TL TV TY sired by Badger-Bluff Fanny Freddie; dam is Pride Shottle Tootles 570, classified VG-86. Bred by Chuck Raethke, Pepin. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2012-15

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NATIONAL DIRECTOR’S REPORT Dear Holstein Breeders, As your National Directors from the Upper Midwest, we are pleased to author this joint column for Midwest Holsteins and plan to do so after each Holstein Association USA board meeting or prior to national convention moving forward. As we gear up for National Convention in Springfield, Missouri, there are a number of important issues that continue to redefine our industry. One that affects everyone who milks cows for a living is the upcoming farm bill. By a 16 to 5 vote, the Senate Ag Committee moved the farm bill to the full Senate with the Dairy Security Act serving as the dairy title. Word has it the farm bill will receive floor time in the Senate this June. This is a major development in for the Senate that has been stuck in idle. Two amendments were approved with the dairy portion in the Senate Ag Committee: continuing MILC payments through June 2013 and reviewing the market stabilization components after five years. It should also be noted that the Senate’s language also lowers the feed cost per hundredweight calculation by $1 compared to the Dairy Security Act. That would reduce the margin protections and make it less likely that the stabilization portion will activate. To read the bill go to The vast majority of Holstein Breeders have been in favor of plan that protects margins and puts a governor on milk output in times when milk production outstrips demands AND low margins in the form of milk checks are taking place. It looks like there is a real chance that we could have a farm bill this year. If you still believe in this plan, now is the time to contact your elected officials in Washington, D.C. At this year’s 127th annual meeting, delegates will cast a vote in four national director elections. At this point there are five very qualified declared candidates for four open seats. While a member can run from the floor, it has seldom taken place in recent memory. After thorough discussion, the nominating committee made a recommendation to the Holstein USA Board of Directors that delegates have a choice of candidates... at least when it comes to an open seat. With that in mind, a proposal to amend the bylaws has been brought forth by the Association Nominating Committee and the Board of Directors. If approved by delegates, it would require at least two declared candidates for an open Regional Directorship. If two candidates do not come forward by March 1 of the election year, that Regional Director position shall become an at-large position for two terms unless an incumbent holds the position. The reason incumbents were not included in this proposal is the reality that it is difficult to find candidates to run against incumbents in a consolidating industry. Also, the fact we have term limits brings an automatic sunset to everyones’ term of service. We realize that everyone may not agree with this proposal. However, we wanted to offer the bylaw proposal so delegates can discuss, debate, and resolve this long-standing policy debate. A yes vote will ensure a choice when electing new directors while a no vote will call for the status quo and will result in some regions essentially appointing directors if only one candidate is brought forth. Delegates will make the final decision on June 29 and 30. A topic for which the Holstein USA Board of Directors has spent much time in discussion is the proposal to move genetic evaluations from USDA to a new private entity called the Dairy Data Alliance. This new group would consist of A.I. organizations, DHIAs, Processing Centers, and PDCA. After two years of deliberation, it appears the industry is coming closer to cementing a long-term agreement for genetic evaluations. The Cooperative Agreement was released May 7 and we had 29 days to comment on it. The 15-page document makes for rather dry reading. This document details the conditions that must be met so the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service can transfer the industry’s national genetic database to the private sector. Meanwhile, the second portion of the ground rules will be released in the Business Plan. The Business Plan will contain the financial and governance details. It will be the document most breeders will want to sink their teeth into. It too will be posted on industry websites when the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding releases it. Overall, the Holstein board is committed to insuring that three key principles are included in the final agreement: 1) That all animal owners will have access to genomic testing at reasonable rates; 2) That a governance structure be agreed upon by all parties and that funding methods and amounts of the new organization be fully planned before the DDA is estab16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2012

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lished; 3) That other Dairy Industry members be allowed to participate in contributing and utilizing data. We believe that the present system with USDA doing genetic evaluations is the best in the world and would like to see it continue. Any new entity doing the calculations must be structured so that we can preserve the integrity of our records which we currently possess. If you are concerned about how genetic evaluations will be conducted in the future, read the document and comment. This may be the one time during our dairy careers to get this right. As directors, we still have concerns about data ownership and how breeders will fare long-term in this new genetic arena. Your National Directors, Boyd Schaufelberger Corey Geiger Leroy Eggink

FROM THE FIELD By Chris Lyons, Holstein USA Regional Field Rep I know this is a busy time of year as crops are going in the ground. First crop hay is being made and on top of that the summer show season is just around the corner. Hopefully, by the time you read this you have already transferred animals to or from juniors as June 1 was the cutoff date for animals to be eligible for 2012 National Junior Holstein Shows. Any transfers that arrived after June 1 will not be eligible for National Junior Shows. So now that your transfers are completed and sent in on time... Are Your Holsteins Properly Identified for the Show Season? Is your animal officially identified with Holstein ear tags? Check your registration certificate - if the animal’s primary form of ID is Holstein ear tags (no photo or sketches printed on the back of the registration paper), the animal must possess both Official Holstein ear tags, one in each ear, for her to meet Holstein USA Tag ID requirements and be considered officially identified. If one (or both) of the animal’s ear tags is missing, please call to order a replacement, and have the animal tagged when it arrives at the show. Place your replacement tag order well in advance of your show, so there is time for the order to be processed and shipped. If your animal only has ear tags listed on her registration certificate, but is not tagged with that identification, show management has no way of verifying the identification of the animal. Visit to learn more about Holstein Association USA’s Tag ID program. Some exhibitors prefer not to have ear tags in their show animals. If you do not want to tag your show animals, simply send your original registration certificate, along with photos or sketches of the animal(s) to the Holstein Association USA office to be officially printed on the animal’s registration paper as their official method of identification (referred to as a “re-ID”). This can be done on animals of any age and should be done if you do not intend to tag your animals with its Holstein ear tags. There is no charge for this service. Finally, please have the original registration papers in-hand, with the correct ownership printed on them, when you arrive at the show. Photocopies, sale catalog papers, or website print outs are not acceptable replacements for the animal’s actual registration certificate. With any show or ID-related questions, feel free to contact Sarah, Dennis or myself for help, or call in to Customer Service and they will be happy to assist you. We have some people to congratulate from Wisconsin as well! Joseph Brantmeier, Hilrose Holsteins, Sherwood, Wis.; Thomas J. Kestell, Ever-Green-View Farms, Waldo, Wis.; Bruce & Brenda Long, B-Long Holsteins, New London, Wis.; Daniel Vandertie, Doorco Farms, Brussels, Wis., have all been recognized as Herds of Excellence by Holstein Association USA. A Wisconsin cow, Hazel-Bush Flap Flower has claimed the title of Holstein Association USA’s 2011 Star of the Breed. This award is given annually to one Holstein cow that not only excels in the show ring, but is an exceptional milk producer as well. Flower was bred by Hazel Bush Farms, Inc., of Rice Lake, Wis., and is owned by 22-year-old Beth Nelson of Blair, Wis. So, be safe this spring and summer and remember Sarah, Dennis and I look forward to helping in any way we can.

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SALE REPORT Siemers Holsteins Spring Showcase - March 30 Excitement and enthusiasm were in the air at the Great Northern Sales Arena on March 30 as the Siemers Holsteins Spring Showcase commenced! The line-up was phenomenal, the crowd overflowing and the bidding active as 74 consignments from across the country and 32 consignments from Siemers Holsteins paraded through the ring. The selection ranged from top of the line genomics to awesome show prospects to exciting choice of flushes and elite embryo packages. The prices were steady throughout the sale with a final tally revealing a $11,208 averge on 106 live lots and choices. The sale began with a generous donation by Trans-Ova Genetics. An IVF cycle with reverse sorted semen was struck off for $1,300 to Mike Rammer, Sheboygan, Wis., with the proceeds benefitting the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association. Tony Brey, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., paid $700 for the IVF cycle with conventional semen and these proceeds will go to the Manitowoc County Junior Holstein Association. Mike & Lori Propson, Valders, Wis., donated 50% of the proceeds from their embryo package to the Manitowoc Junior Dairy Bowl team which will be representing Wisconsin at the 2012 National Holstein Convention. This package was purchased by Marlene & Wally Siemers for $2,550. Heading the list of nineteen consignments that sold for $20,000 or more was Lot 1, BAFZBW Shamrock Tracey-ET. This Shamrock with a GTPI +2482 +2223M +100F +60P +929NM +8.4PL +2.83T sold with contract interest from CRV, Semex, TAG and Accelerated Genetics as well as embryo contracts from GenElite and AMS. Backed by a VG-87 33,030 4.0 1332, GTPI +2122 Bolton with multiple contracts, this genomic powerhouse was consigned by R-E-W Farm, Lebanon, CT. Daisy Farms, Paris, TX paid $90,000 to add this franchise opportunity to their growing genomic herd. Lot 3, Ms Alexis Ashton-Red-ET *PO *TV, created a great deal of interest from several parties, with Blake Hansen, Hudson, IA placing the final bid of $53,000. Consigned by Apple Partners LLC, Durango, IA, this Colt P has a GTPI +2024 and is backed by the VG *RC Shottle 2 year old, Alexis, from the World Champion Red & White Cow, KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-95 DOM. Ashton sold with a GenElite embryo contract plus contract interest from Semex and Accelerated Genetics. Claiming the third spot on the high seller list and top selling Siemers Holsteins consignment was Siemers Expld Margarita-ET GTPI +2258 +3.98T. This August, 2011 Explode daughter offers a unique combination of impressive genomics plus a pedigree filled with All-American honors and seven Excellent dams to 96! Selling with contract interest from CRV, Semex and Accelerated Genetics, Margarita was the selection of Golden-Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL at $38,000. A standout amongst the show prospects was Arethusa Goldwyn Mona Lisa. Touted as the Junior Champion of Arethusa Farm, Litchfield, CT, she definitely did not disappoint! Her dam is a beautiful uddered EX-94 Dundee daughter of the 2004 World Champion, Hillcroft Leader

Melanie EX-96 3E. When the dust settled at $33,000, it was Gene Iager and Ehrhardt Farms, Fulton, MD claiming the right to escort this fancy Goldwyn spring yearling in the show ring. A quick review of the buyers list reveals 19 lots at $20,000 or more with an additional eight at $15,000 or more. Cattle were dispersed coast to coast with buyers from fourteen states, three Canadian provinces, the United Kingdom and Germany. The cattle looked fantastic and were expertly prepared by the crew of Garrett Schmidt, Neal Laneville, Travis Krohlow, Chad, Ryan, Kyle Demmer, Joe Koller, Brynn Kasten, Audrey Lafortune, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Jordan Siemers, Cara Biely, Rachel Hartlaub and Brooke Bunkelman. Presenting the cattle in the ring were John Erbsen, Lynn Harbaugh, Paul Trapp and Crystal Siemers-Peterman. David Rama kept the sale moving quickly with Roger Turner giving the pedigree updates. Fielding bids were Rick Bovre, Kevin Jorgensen,

Scott Culbertson, Mike Deaver, Jay Jauquet, Raymond LeBlanc, Jeff Stephens, Michael Heath, Les Terpstra and David Crack Jr. who also wielded the gavel on the last 25 lots in the sale. Paula Bovre clerked the sale which was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.

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District 4 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The July/August issue will feature District 2 Buffalo, Jackson, LaCrosse, Monroe, Trempealeau and Vernon counties.

Clark County 2011 Adult Membership: 103; Jr. Membership: 32 Adult Association officers - President: Kristan Noeldner; Vice President: Todd Cerven; Secretary: Brian Denk; Treasurer: Dana Mayer; Junior Advisor: Pam Selz-Pralle. Junior Association officers - President: Jessica Pralle; Secretary: McKenzie Rowley; Treasurer: Nicole Pralle.

Langlade County 2011 Adult Membership: 5; Jr. Membership: 2 No county club.

Lincoln County 2011 Adult Membership: 12; Jr. Membership: 0 No county club.

Marathon County 2011 Adult Membership: 144; Jr. Membership: 32 Adult Association officers - President: Brian Fust; Vice President: Jason Matthiae; Secretary: David Lemanski; Treasurer: Marlene Schreiber; Directors: Dan Cnossen, Rick Peterson, Doug Dittmar, Russ Bauman, Kevin King. Junior Association officers - President: Kaitlyn Matthiae; Vice President: Dana Lemanski; Secretary: Ryan Prieve; Treasurer: Anthony Lemanski; Reporters: Tyler Giddings, Hatley & Noah Bilz. We began 2012 with our annual meeting in January at the Rib River Ballroom. In February the group took a county one-day bus trip to Milksource Genetics in Kaukauna and in March took the overnight spring tour and visited great herds in Wisconsin and Iowa. Twin-B Dairy will once again be hosting the Summer Event Sale on July 26. The Marathon County Holstein Breeders will also be selling cheesecurds at Athens Fair and the Edgar Steam Show in August. The Marathon Sale will be held September 8 and the annual awards banquet will be held in October. The group is also beginning preparations for the 2013 State Holstein Convention which will be held at the Stoney Creek Inn in Rothschild. We welcome all of you to come and join us for that event.

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ing dairy judging and planning their brat frys to help fund the State Fair dairy exhibit. Several younger members attended Cow Camp in May and plans are in the making for some upcoming summer tours of various farms.

Tank Talk To compliment our District report each month we present this column reporting what bulls some breeders from that District are using in their herds.

L-L-M Dairy, Ringle, Marathon County Leon, Lyle & Marvin Matthiae RHA: 95 cows 24,522 3.4 957 3.0 736 BAA: 103.5% Currently using: Seagull-Bay Supersire-ET Co-op Bosside Massey-ET Amighetti Numero Uno-ET Mountfield SSI Dcy Mogul-ET S-S-I Domain Lithium-ET De-Su D Mayfield 893-ET Genervations Epic-ET Ladys-Manor Pl Shamrock-ET Glen-Toctin Super Large-ET

Tree-Hayven Holsteins, Auburndale, Wood County Adam Borchert RHA: 80 cows 23,390 BAA: 108.2% Currently using: Pine-Tree Sid Gillette Windbrook Regancrest Reginald Comestar Lauthority Mr Chassity Gold Chip Scientific Destry Regancrest Bradnick Maple Downs GW Atwood Allyndale-I Atticus Hylite Barbwire

Portage County 2011 Adult Membership: 22; Jr. Membership: 8 Adult Association officers - President: Barb Wogsland; Vice President: Kimberly Barden; Secretary/Treasurer: Jessy Wolosek; Jr Advisor: Kimberly Barden. No report submitted.

Taylor County 2011 Adult Membership: 13; Jr. Membership: 6 Adult Association officers - President: Ralph Zuleger; Secretary/ Treasurer: Kathy Langteau; Jr Advisor: Steve Langteau.

Wood County 2011 Adult Membership: 70; Jr. Membership: 45 Adult Association officers - President: Dennis Bangart; Vice President: Karen Vanderwerff; Secretary: Molly Dorshorst; Treasurer: Dave Huser; Membership: Melissa Gerlach; Breed Improvement: Doug Urban; Dairy Promotion: Pat Slattery; Junior Advisors: Matt & Molly Dorshorst, Dave & Adele Huser. Junior Association officers - President: Cassi Miller; Vice President: Sierra Huser; Secretary: Genny Fuller; Treasurer: Aaron Schiferl; Historian: Kenni Bores & Emma Dorshorst; Jr Reps to Adult Board: Jaime Sparkes and Sam Minch. Volunteers are busy organizing the placemats for our local June Dairy Month Breakfasts as well as some area restaurants who enjoy promoting our county’s bounty. This is our primary fundraiser as well as our June Dairy Month promotion activity. Members are busily preparing cattle for the upcoming shows, practic18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2012

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Any-Day Holsteins ................................ 25 Lida Acres.............................................. 38 RWDCA .................................................. 7 Blue Horizon ........................................ 19 Lindale Holsteins .................................. 10 Ryan-Vu/Crestbrooke Holsteins .......... 44 Brands-Haven ........................................ 36 Ludwig Farm .......................................... 2 Schillview Holsteins .............................. 16 Car-Bon Dispersal ................................ 15 Lyn-Vale Holsteins ................................ 17 SDSU .................................................... 20 Central Plains Holstein Show.................. 7 Manitoba Holsteins .............................. 14 Sipka Holsteins ...................................... 35 Char-La-Don Holsteins ........................ 10 Marathon County ............................ 28-32 Sugar Creek Dairy ................................ 12 Edgewood Dairy .................................... 25 Matthiae Dairy ...................................... 33 Synergy Dairy........................................ 40 Farnear Holsteins .................................. 13 Melarry Farms ...................................... 42 T-Spruce Holsteins ................................ 36 Floralawn Holsteins .............................. 11 Mil-R-Mor ............................................ 26 Tree-Hayven Holsteins .......................... 24 Golden Oaks Farm ................................ 43 Minnesota Directory of Services .......... 39 UW-Madison .................................... 5, 41 Hill-Ton Holsteins ................................ 18 Minnigan Hills Farm ............................ 27 UW-Madison Farm & Industry Short Course............................................ 8-9 Hilltop Dairy LLC ................................ 21 National Ride ........................................ 36 Willows Edge .......................................... 6 Honeycrest Farms .................................. 37 Natzke Travel ........................................ 37 Windleway Holsteins ............................ 24 Illinois Holstein Association .................. 26 Olmar Farms .......................................... 3 International Intrigue ...................... 22-23 R-Vision Holsteins ................................ 41 Langs/Twin-B Dairy ............................ 34 Royal Ridge Holsteins .......................... 19

Wisconsin Holstein Association 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 Phone (608) 356-2114 • Fax (608) 356-6312 1-800-223-4269 To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813 Phone (608) 723-4933 • Fax (608) 723-4973 e-mail: WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION STAFF: Larry Nelson, Executive Director Laura Wackershauser, Editor/Advertising Manager Christianne Williams, Events & Financial Coordinator Sharon Maffei, Membership Coordinator WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Todd Stanek, President - Fall Creek, 715-456-8718 Marci Walker, Vice President - WI Dells, 608-253-3003 Paula Bovre, Secretary - Fond du Lac, 920-923-6991 Matt Lippert, Executive Committee - Pittsville, 715-884-6578 Chris McCullough, Executive Committee - Juda, 608-934-1425 Todd Borgwardt - Valders, 920-758-3133 Bill Calvert - Cuba City, 608-759-2080 Dan Cnossen - Hatley, 715-302-1327 Kevin Jorgensen - Waupun, 920-210-3992 Tracy Nelson - Ellsworth, 715-307-1804 Chad Ryan - Fond du Lac, 920-960-1449 Kent Wendorf - Viroqua, 608-689-2201 NATIONAL DIRECTORS: Robert Nigh Viroqua • 608-675-3442 Corey Geiger Mukwanago • 920-650-0294

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WISCONSIN MADISON Dairy Science Student Profile Name: Cody Carpenter Hometown: Darlington, WI High School: Darlington High School Class Size: 55 Farm: Redrock View Farms - 500 cow Registered & Grade Holsteins Major: Dairy Science Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? I decided on UW-Madison based on its wide-spread reputation as one of the best Dairy Science programs in the nation. I also liked the atmosphere at the athletic events, especially being in Camp Randall. What has been your most memorable college experience? My most memorable college experience was being able to represent UW-Madison at the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge. It was a great experience where I was able to network with both fellow students and professionals in the industry while being able to put to use all of the knowledge I have gained while at UW. What has been your favorite course? While I have enjoyed all of my dairy science classes thoroughly, I truly enjoyed taking LSC 360, Radio Communications. It was a great experience to try something I was not familiar with and taught me how to write radio pieces, as well as, being able to record some of my own radio shows. What are your future career goals? I am currently seeking employment and plan to work within the dairy industry with my interests lying in the reproduction field. Long term plans include returning to own and operate our family farm.

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• Type ~ EX-91 EEVEE at 3 Years • Pedigree ~ Backed by 7 GMDs, first 3 dams EX-92 • PRODUCTION ~ 2-04 2x 365 29,200 4.4 1277 3.1 906 • GENOMICS ~ +2066 GTPI ...and she can show ~ 8th 4 Year Old, Midwest National Spring Show Dam: Willows-Edge Out Freckle-ET EX-92 2E 2nd Dam: Elgindale-CL Frosty EX-92 3E GMD DOM 3rd Dam: Elgindale-CL B Honey-ET EX-92 3E GMD 4th Dam: Elgindale Heidi VG-87 GMD DOM

5th Dam: Elgindale Chairman Happy-ET VG-87 GMD 6th Dam: Rorose Future-Perfect Hoppie EX-90 2E GMD 7th Dam: Schruppdale Astro Hoppie EX-90 2E GMD 8th Dam: Dingley-Bell Roburke Amy VG-87 GMD

Flicker has sons at Acclerated Genetics, International Protein Sires and Global Genetics. She’s also contracted to Accelerated for another son. We’ve also had interest in sons out of her Mac daughter due shortly. Premier Breeder: BAA: 111.6% Top BAA for herds 101-150 cows 6 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2012

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

Henk & Bonnie Van Dyk New Richmond, WI 54017 PH: (715) 246-5454 Fax: (715) 246-6899

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CENTRAL PLAINS OPEN HOLSTEIN SHOW Saturday, July 7, 2012 • Swiftel Center • Brookings, SD

Grand Champion $500 • Senior Champion $250 Intermediate Champion $250 • Junior Champion $250 Best B&O $250 • Premier Exhibitor $250 Premier Breeder $250 + flush sponsored by Simple Dreams Genetics

Judge: Justin Burdette, Mercersburg, PA 9:00 a.m. Showmanship classes for four age groups of juniors Open heifer and cow classes follow showmanship Show Includes: Central Plains Jr Holstein Show

Exhibitors from all states are welcome!

Late entries accepted after June 1 - $20 each. Cattle may start to arrive on Wed., July 4.

For more information and entries:

Chris Thue, SDHA Secretary • 605-360-3385 • Bill Mueller, Show Chairman • 605-862-6104

13th Annual Central Plains Dairy Expo

Plan ahead to attend on March 27-28, 2013 in Sioux Falls, SD

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An Update from Sugar Creek “Hot Dams” from our “M” Family The Beginning of the “M’s”

SUGAR-C AARON MARY EX-91 3E GMD with a lifetime of 250,140 in six lacations, her dam is VG-86 GMD with 111,890 in three lactations - the matriarchs of the “M” family.




Lifetime: 219,530 3.3 7314 3.0 6598

Lifetime: 145,700 3.9 5636 3.0 4324

3-04 3x 365 37,790 4.5 1688 3.0 1160

Over 219,000 in five lactations and by Die-Hard, her dam is Aaron Mary.

Over 145,000 in four lactations and a daughter of D Mary.

Marin is one of three VG daughters of Ramos Missy.

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Our two newest milking members of the “M” Family are: ~ SUGAR-C EARNIT MISSY GTPI +2023 and from Throne Marin, Missy is recently fresh with 100 lbs. of 5.6% & 3.0% milk. ~ SUGAR-C EARNIT MODESTY, a daughter of Garrison Molly VG-86 with 35,720 4.4 1570 3.2 1157 and over 111,000 in three lactations. The next dam is D Mary. Modesty has record to date of 252d 22,374 4.3 951 3.1 703. We like the outcross pedigree and the lifetime production.

A “Hot Dam” Roy we like! ADAMS-VAL ROY CHIC VG-89 VG-MS 4-02 3x 301 36,560 5.0 1818 3.2 1180 Her dam VG-89 VG-MS by Lee with 32,630 4.9 1595 3.1 1011 and 119,660 4.8 5686 3.1 3699 lifetime. 2nd dam EX-92 Jed. Roy Chic has a VG-85 VG-MS 2Y Jeeves with record in progress of 346d 26,852 4.8 1258 3.5 821.

Stop by and pay us a visit! Rick & Marleen Adams N5663 Hwy. O, Elkhorn, WI 53121 • Phone: 262-728-0702 • Cell: 262-374-0793 email: RHA: 605 cows 31,868 4.0 1270 3.1 990 May classification results: 403 head 104.4% BAA 4 EX, 102 VG, 219 GP & 78 G 12 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2012

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Lyn-Vale BM Renata-Red-ET

Castleholm Regina-Red-ET EX-91

Junior Champion - NAILE 2011 Nominated All-American 2011 • Bookman x Regina

2-06 2x 365 33,497 4.8 1588 2.8 955

Now owned by Tanner Bos, California

Nominated All-American 2011 • Fresh in March and looks great! • Advent x Astrahoe RM Rosa Rae-Lyn-ET

A Vision for the Future... Looking forward to the development of Regina’s offspring: Heifers at the farm • Lyn-Vale Sterling Ralli-ET *RC (due in fall to Barbwire) • Lyn-Vale BM Riesen-Red-ET (summer yearling) • Lyn-Vale BM Raynell-Red-ET (fall calf ) • Lyn-Vale BM Rapture-Red-ET ((spring calf) • Lyn-Vale Attitude Rozzi-Red (spring calf)

Heifers owned by Tanner Bos, California • Lyn-Vale Sterling Riva-ET *RC • Lyn-Vale BM Renata-Red-ET • Lyn-Vale Bkman Renae-Red-ET

Regina is a 14th generation Excellent from the heart of the Royal Rosa family. History tells us that she is the first 14th generation red cow to classify Excellent from this cow family. We look forward to her continued development and international interest for both her and her offspring.

May 2012 Classification: 23 EX • 46 VG • 11 GP Herd Average: 2x 26,139 4.0 1040 3.2 825

Lyn-Vale Holsteins William Schultz Family

W5677 Cty. Rd. N, Waldo, WI 53093 Cell: 920-980-0455

Congratulations to Scenic-Edge Holsteins Jellybean now EX-92 (max score)!

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On April 17, 2012 a documentary company called The Journal, working with Holstein Association USA filmed a production to be televised about dairy farming and the benefits of the Holstein Association and its youth programs. The filming featured several of my cows that I will be receiving awards for at the National Convention this year. This is a day I will never forget!

Discussing pedigrees with John Meyer My interview

Elaura, Eternal & Charming

Lindsey Worden (HA), myself, John Meyer (HA), Bill Hamilton (my grandpa), John and Evie Hamilton (my parents)

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My National Convention Award Recipients: Hill-Ton Advent Belle VG-85 Hill-Ton Sidney Beauty VG-85 Hill-Ton Toystory Chickadee VG-86 Hill-Ton Goldwyn Cheers-ET GP-83 Hill-Ton Gold Cherokee-ET GP-83 Hill-Ton Gold Chastity-ET GP-83 Hill-Ton Damion Empire VG-88 Hill-Ton Sanchez Eternal VG-86 18 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2012

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Breeder of an Excellent Hill-Ton Mailng Charming-ET EX-90

30,000 lb. Cow Hill-Ton Aspen Elaura EX-91

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Royal-KG Rudolph 2632 EX-91 2E EX-MS 4-10 3x 289 31,640 4.1 1300 3.2 1019 From an Emory dam with 28,000, this 91 point Rudolph has five daughters and five granddaughters. • Drake daughter: GP-83 & milking 137 lbs. - Laurin bred to Shout, milking 96 lbs. - Million bred to Seaver, due in September • Zenith daughter, will be scored this summer - Million due to Shottle in the fall • Zenith daughter: GP-82, milking 83 lbs. & bred to Admiral - Shottle bred to Iota & due in September - Fever heifer • Bolton daughter: fresh as a 2 Year Old • Shottle daughter: due to Fever in August This “Hot Dam” is owned by our herdsman, Kevin Greenfield.

Hilltop-LLC Offroad 3165 VG-89 EEEVV GTPI +1727 1-11 3x 323 34,830 3.1 1092 2.9 1004 2-11 3x 342 42,450 3.1 1302 2.9 1245 4-00 3x 308 39,250 2.7 1045 3.0 1168 Lifetime: 116,530 3.0 3439 2.9 3417 Over 116,000 in three lactations, her dam GP-82 by Gorgonzola with 32,930 3.9 1271 2.9 938, next dam by Grandslam. 3165 has a Buckeye due in September to Sid and a November 2011 Jerrick daughter.

Hilltop-LLC Toystory 3529 EX-90 at 4Y 2-10 3x 335 27,340 3.7 1007 2.9 794 3-10 3x 201 21,330 3.6 721 2.9 627 inc. Her dam by Lee with 33,970 3.6 1154 and the next dam by Formation. 3529 is bred to Fulton and due in November. She’s our newest EX cow scored on a SET.

TWO NEW ADDITIONS • Mil-R-Mor Shottle Rhona-ET, due soon to Guthrie and from the Roxy’s • Mil-R-Mor Fever Krishna-ET, her six maternal dams all EX tracing back to Matilda Both were purchased in the Golden Anniversary Sale at Mil-R-Mor Holsteins. We are excited to have them as part of the herd. Managers: Rich, Cal & Loren Greenfield | 920-296-9289 Herdsman: Kevin Greenfield | 920-296-9292 N309 County Trk. Q, Markesan, WI 53946 RHA: 995 cows 28,033 3.5 976 3.1 872 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2012 - 21

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REGANCREST S CHASSITY EX-92 DOM GTPI +2193 • Global Cow of the Year 2011 Dam of: Gold Chip, one of the most popular genomic sires in the World & Colt 45 & the #1 *RC Polled bull in the breed. Chassity’s 1st Choice SUPERSIRE sells!

CLAQUATO RH ESCAPE VG-89 2YR Next 8 Dams EX from the Elie Gay Family Nominated All-American & All-Canadian 2010 & 2011 This fancy Senior 2 Yr Old sells ready to show!

AMMON-PEACHEY SHAUNA VG-87 VG-88 MS 2-1 2x 310 29,950 4.1% 1217 3.3% 959 Inc +2052M +76F +67P GTPI +2334 Dam of Supersire #2 GTPI sire at +2581 & Headliner #4 at +2496 GTPI! 7 sons over GLPI +3275 3 sons on Top 5 GLPI Active Young Sire Selling 1st Choice female by a hot STBA

IDEE LUSTRE EX 95 3E 3* Supreme Champion - Royal Winter Fair 2002 2X All-Canadian & 3X Reserve All-American Dams: Lydia EX-92 DOM 19* plus 6 more VG or EX Selling Lustre’s Spring Calf by Gold Chp Big time show heifer (44” tall - May 1st)

MS DUNDEE BELINDA-ET EX-94 EX-94 MS 2nd 4 Yr Old & Res Grand Champion Mid West Spring National 2011 Grand Champion B&O Mid West Spring National 2011 2X All-American Nominee 2009 & 2010 Her Sept ’11 GOLDWYN sells!

CROSSBROOK MINISTER CHARITY 1st Spring Yearling & Junior Champion New York Spring 2012 1st Spring Yearling, Junior Champion Jersey & Supreme Junior Champion Ohio Spring 2012 Nominated All-American Spring Calf 2011 Only JERSEY to sell!

MS ATLEE’S SHOTTLE AUBREY VG-88 Full sister to Aftershock & maternal sister to Atwood Dam: MD-Delight Durham Atlee-ET EX-92 DOM All-American Sr 3 Yr Old Really fancy Dec’11 GOLDCHIP & lovely Mar’12 SHAMROCK sells!

MS CHASSITY SNOWMAN CLEA-ET GTPI+2415 +1982M +70F +59P +3.40T +2.66UDC +2.94FLC Snowman x Regancrest S Chassity EX-92 DOM Selling 1st CHOICE from Clea

MORE HEADLINERS Selling Choice of 2 Shamrock Dtrs +2529 GTPI & +2498 GTPI from FREDDIE JEVEN Selling Exciting Shamrock dtr +2589 GTPI 1001NM The # 8 GTPI Female in the Breed! from a beautiful Man O Man x GOLDWYN

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RARE ONE-OF-A-KIND OFFERING! SELLING - A RED EPIC - GPA LPI+2530 CONF+13 x Man-O-Man x RED VG-88 Goldwyn #1 Red Female in the World in Canadian base! She carries the variant RED gene! BIG LEAGUE 65” RED SENIOR 2 YR OLD SELLS 1st RWF 2011 & 1st WDE 2010

MS CHASSITY SNOW CAITLYN-ET +2429GTPI +816NM +2240M +96F +66P +2.82T +1.89UDC +2.46FLC Snowman x Regancrest S Chassity EX-92 DOM SELLING 1st Choice from Caitlyn

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MS ATLEES GOLDWYN ARIEL-ET EX-92 EX-MS Reserve All-American Jr 2yr Old 2009 Dam: MD-Delight Durham Atlee-ET EX-92 DOM Full sister to Atwood, one of the hottest bulls in the World She SELLS as LOT #1

REGANCREST BRASILIA EX-92 EX-MS 8 gen VG or EX from the Barbie’s! Sold for $1.5 Million as package with sons & dtrs in Parade 2010 Dam of one of the most exciting show cows by Goldwyn in North America for 2012 BRASILIA SELLS!

ROCKYMOUNTAIN TALENT LICORICE EX-92 COMESTAR LAUTAMIRE PLANET VG 2YR All-American 4 Yr 2011 & All-Canadian Sr 3Yr 2010 #1 GLPI +3584 in Canada (04/12) 1st 4 Yr Old, Res Sr & HM Grand Champion WDE 2011 Dam: Comestar Lautamia Bolton VG-87 2Yr 1st Sr 3 Yr Old, Int & HM Grand Champ RWF 2010 +3043 GLPI She will be fresh again at sale time! SELLING 1st Choice of 5 MOGUL pregs due 1st Choice of 6 UNO females due Oct’12 SELLS! Dec’12 & also SELLING 1st Choice of 2 MOGUL females due Oct’12 from MAN O MAN full sister to LOBSTER that looks awesome!

SEAGULL-BAY SHAUNA SATURN +2371 GTPI +3566 GLPI Dam: Ammon Peachy Shauna VG-87 Dam of Supersire, the #2 GTPI sire at +2581 Headliner, the #4 GTPI sire at +2496! 1st Choice & 1st offering from Shauna’s MAN O MAN

BENNER PLANET BESSIE GLPI+3520 #10 in heifer in Canada 2nd high seller $71,000 RockyMtn High Sale 2011 Next Dam: Mapelwood Baxter Bethany VG-85 x Bombi EX-92 2* Her LAVAMAN dtr +3662 GLPI #5 heifer in Canada SELLS!.

COOKVIEW GOLDWYN MONIQUE VG-89 1st Sr 3 Yr Old, Int Champion & Grand Champion QC Spring 2012 1st Senior 3 Yr Old New York Spring 2012 One of the most talked about young cows in the World! She SELLS!

LADYS-MANOR DOMINIQUE-ET +2425GTPI +4.30T +3.65UDC +2.38FLC One of the oldest Shamrocks in the breed Next Dams: EX-92 DOM x EX-95 2E x Durchan EX-95 2E DOM Early offering’s from this early high GTPI Shamrock & her full sister


HOSTED BY Butlerview Farm

Friday, August 3rd 5-10pm Hospitality, Cattle Viewing, and Open House (featuring Frank Borbas Famous Oysters & Brick Chicken) Saturday, August 4th 11am-2pm Pre-Sale Hospitality and Cattle Viewing Saturday, August 4th 2pm SHARP International Intrigue Sale! Saturday, August 4th 6-8pm Dinner Time! (Steaks & Fresh Lake Perch) Saturday, August 4th 8pm Entertainment!

Sale host: 1710 BE 7750 S Rd • Chebanse, IL 60922 • Jeff Butler 217-341-2437 • • Jim Butler 847-987-5813 Marketing manager Tim Rauen 563-590-7871 • Herdsman Willy McKay 740-572-2695 • Farm Manager Joe Price 765-618-5479

Sale Headquarters: (6 miles to Butlerview) Hilton Garden Inn, Kankakee, IL 815-932-4444 • special rate $89

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Pictured at 4 years of age, Pandora is an Advent from Patti. We currently have a RED Shaquille bull calf out of Pandora we are excited to use in the future.

Tree-Hayven Advent Pandora EX-90 Tree-Hayven Peppermint Patti EX-93 2E

4-05 145 15,070 4.2 520 3.1 377 inc.

Pictured at 4 years ~ Advent x Patti

7-07 365 33,823 4.9 1178 2.9 951 Pictured at 8 years ~ Boulet Charles x EX-90 Merit Salton Patti is one of our foundation cows. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Patti & her daughters over the last nine years. Patti’s first three milking daughters by Durham, Advent & Goldwyn have all gone EX at 3Y. She also has a fresh two year old Talent daughter that is looking sharp. We have calves and/or embryos by Alexander, Lauthority, Goldwyn, Advent, Talent, Sid, Atwood, Gold Chip and Damion. Her December Sid & Goldwyn Summer Yearling will show in 2012.

Adam & Aaliyah Borchert & Chelsey Karl 6276 Klondike Dr., Auburndale, WI 54412 H: 715-652-6797 C: 715-650-0326 |

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Tree-Hayven Gold Pati Girl EX-91

Pati Girl is the diva in the barn. She has done very well for us in the showring, placing very high in classes since she was a calf. She is due in July with a Sid bull calf. Looking forward to watching her Damion Summer Yearling show in 2012. Pati Girl is also ranked on the Top 10,000 Locator List.

2-11 324 25,767 3.9 1017 3.1 803 Pictured at 3 years ~ Goldwyn x Patti

Coppertop Talent Patti-ET EX-92

Coppertop Mascol Dani-ET VG-86

5-06 365 30,605 4.4 1345 2.9 889 ~ Due in August Daughters: Granddaughter:

3-05 365 29,885 3.9 1176 3.3 995 ~ Outcross Pedigree Daughters: Dani’s Sister:

- Windleway Mr Burns Pandora VG-86 - Windleway Redman Pepper VG-85 - Windleway Shaquille Paige GP-82 at 2Y

- Windleway Socrates Delila GP-83 at 2Y - Windleway Socrates Dazzle GP-83 at 2Y - 3 Flevo Snowman daughters, GTPI +2250, +2009, +1890 - O’Style daughter, GTPI +2005

- Windleway Shaquille Panda GP-84 at 2Y 2-00 62d 5924 3.9 232 2.9 171 inc. Milking 113 lbs. per day Looking forward to the District 4 Show!

Windleway Holsteins

- Coppertop Mascol Dodie VG-87 A.I. contracted Daughters on ground by Levi, O’Style - will be genomic tested

Dodie’s Daughter: - Coppertop Active Dolly GP-82 at 2Y Bred to Super Large, pregs. by Numero Uno

Dave & Dawn Windle

N1897 Cty. T, Withee, WI 54498 • 715-785-7753 Visitors Welcome

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Craig Windle Withee, WI • 715-785-7753

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Carrousel Sky Maria EX-93 3E EEEEE 6-10 3x 365 35,210 4.3 1516 3.0 1060 - VG Goldwyn 2 Year Old - Young offspring by Shottle, Atwood & Stormatic - Choice of Atwoods sold in 2010 Marathon Sale for $6,000 - Sired by Skychief from EX-96 Broker Mandy! Dams: EX-96 Broker Mandy, All-American Aged Cow 2000, EX Starbuck, VG-87 Starbright

We have Goldsun embryos available, call for more details.

Any-Day Holsteins Annie Hulle & Family 7478 CTH H, Sheldon, WI 54766 (715) 452-5765 Ph. & Fax e-mail: Visit our website:

Any-Day Holsteins

Look at our first milking Braxton!

Luck-E Braxton Pacific VG-88 EEE+V GTPI +1623 3-04 2x 144 22,546 3.5 353 3.1 423 inc. ~ 4th Junior 2 Year Old, District 4 Show ~ Grand Champion & Best Udder at Portage County, Amherst & Rosholt Fairs ~ Pacific is fresh & looks great. She’s bred back & due in December to Brokaw Sire: Regancrest S Braxton-ET Dam: Luck-E Charles Prissy EX-90 5-06 2x 365 23,710 4.2 996 3.2 765 G’Dam: Martensvil Senator Prize-ET EX-93 3E 12-2 2x 305 22,990 3.5 815 3.1 715

Edgewood Dairy Farms LaVerne, Cindy & Joe Lepak Herdsman: Tracy (Lepak) Omernik 7741 Dairy Lane, Custer, WI 54423 Phone: 715-592-4691 • Fax: 715-592-4625

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We hope to see many of you in Marathon County in the upcoming months... • Summer Event Sale - July 26 at Twin-B Dairy • The Marathon Sale - September 8 in Athens • 2013 Wisconsin State Holstein Convention hosted by Marathon County Holstein Breeders February 22-24 at Stoney Creek Inn, Rothschild - watch for more details!

New Star at the New Crestwood... Fustead Million Cuddles-ET Fresh in February with a Shamrock heifer Dam: Janestead Blitz Barbie EX-92 2E 2nd Dam: Distinction Horton Blue EX-93 2E GMD


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

GRANDEUR HOLSTEINS Grandeur Man O Man Tovah-ET GTPI +2194 Fresh in April with a Supersonic heifer

Grandeur Massey Tilly-ET GTPI +2249 Due in June with a Supersonic heifer, AltaIota son GTPI +2348


Phone: 715-257-7255 e-mail:

R865 Mount View Lane Athens, WI 54411

Sabofarm Dundee Desiree EX-93 Sabofarm Dundee Fancy EX-92 R-R Letters Terrason Hotty EX-90 Dream Team JM Ms Suki VG-85 2Y Four-of-a-Kind Mitch Izzy EX-90 DREAM TEAM HOLSTEINS Inquiries and visitors always welcome!

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

JO-WAL HOLSTEINS Jo-Wal-Langs Gold Nadia EX-92 2E EEEEE at 6-01 Her daughter: Jo-Wal-Langs Talent Nanny-ET EX-92 EEEEE at 4-01 JOE & GEORGE WALDVOGEL & Sons 3604 Merrill Ave., Wausau, WI 54401 Phone: 715-675-2868 • and

Lang’s Twin Elm Farms, Inc.

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

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

Visitors welcomed by appointment

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

On Q Holsteins LLC A Grass-Based dairy farm with Strong Cow Families Sam & Jen Zimmerman Mason, Adelle & Neah E2259 County Rd. Q, Ringle, WI 54471 Cell: 715-218-8619 28 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2012

As we plant, harvest or just do chores - let’s all take a moment to reflect and give thanks to those who helped us do what we love to do... FARM. Good luck to everyone at the year’s shows.

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

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

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Ded-Dit Holsteins Wishing everyone a great show season! Doug Dittmar 6006 - 3 Birch Street, Schofield, WI 54476 715-571-0843


# Mar-By Baxter Louise-ET VG-85 1st lactation, next 6 dams EX # Dalin Dundee Rachel EX-90 at 6-05 # Gran-J Baxter Sandy VG-85 2nd calf, 42 days fresh & milking 134 lbs. Mark Bychinski B921 Century Rd., Spencer, WI 54479 715-659-3844

DAL-SKI HOLSTEINS Call Milkyhill Cattle Sales for rates.

Our Milking Advents

Will be done professionally.

• Joken Bel Rita Advent Rita VG-88 EX-92MS at 3-07 • Wilstar Ad Ashland-Red-ET VG-88 EX-91MS at 3-09

Marathon County Fall Sale September 8, 2012 in Athens ed mielke 715-574-2931

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

Freeman Creek Farms New & exciting - an early Atwood at Freeman Creek

David & Paulette Lemanski

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

Our Best Freddie daughters Har-Dale-Acres Fre Spitfire GTPI +2164 Har-Dale-Acres F Chelsea-ET GTPI +2106 Fred, Lynne & Matt Harder 8470 Hwy. H, Athens, WI 54411 Phone/Fax: 715-257-7480 • Matt cell: 715-571-3792

SCHREIBER ACRES LLC Registered Holstein springing heifers for sale Having had a milking herd dispersal in March, we have springing heifers for sale. These are freshening July through December, some red or red carrier.

Galen, Marlene & Bart Schreiber 2193 Wuerzburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 Ph.: 715-223-4534 Cell: 715-613-9172

Freeman Creek GW Atwood 831 VG-86 VG-88MS 2-00 214 17,939 3.8 674 2.9 496 inc.

Larry & Vonnie Murry Scott & Bob Murry

Halder, WI Ph: 715-693-3166

Dan and Michelle Mielke F2171 Huckleberry Rd, Colby, WI 54421 715-223-4371 Cell: 715-255-2356 email: MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2012 - 29

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A “Hot” Hill Daughter

FARMS “Striving for that fine line of genetic excellence”

OLD Genetics? Maybe... Reliable? ABSOLUTELY! 13 flushes = 211 good eggs by 10 different sires and still going. Too many daughters to mention, scored up to 91 points. Walnut-Vu Outside Elisha EX-91 EX-MS

Hartford Lotta-Hill 940

VG-85 VG-MS at 2-06 2-01 2x 216 18,010 4.9 880 3.2 568 inc.

GTPI +2193 PTA +970M +70F +40P +626NM +3.7PL +2.50T +2.57UDC +1.94FLC 4/12 Lotta-Hill Shottle 41-ET x Sully Hart Toystory 726-ET GP-83 VG-MS

Floyd & Lloyd Baumann

Lifetime: 123,714 milk 4.0%F 3.0%P From the Elegance family 9570 State Hwy. 153, Wittenberg, WI 54499 Telephone (715) 454-6217 Fax (715)-454-6775 Carl & June Norrbom Paul & Kim Norrbom Katelyn, Paige & Emily

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

Cow of the Month Owned by: Thomas & Florine Bunkelman Brooke, Brent & Brodie

Ms Regancrest TS Stacia EX-94 EX-95MS 4-05 3x 358 37,794 3.7 1387 3.2 1205 Stacia is backed by two EX dams then a VG then Jed Deborah EX-95, Darlene EX-94 and Dellia EX-95. High type runs in this family as Durham, Damion and Dundee are also in the family tree. We are excited about the Sanchez daughter due this summer and the four Durhams who just turned a year old. Watch for the pick of that litter in the 2013 Wisconsin Showcase Sale!

Tom-Kins Mr Burns Hony Sizzler-Red Reserve Junior Champion, New York Spring Red & White Show 1st Fall Yearling & Junior Champion of the Junior Show, Midwest Spring Red & White Show & Midwest National Spring Show Thank you to Budjon Farms and crew for getting Sizzler ready for the Spring Shows and a special thanks to Tom and Kelli for the great job with her at the farm. F4680 Walnut Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 Ph.: 715-352-2404 Fax: 715-352-7457 E-mail: 30 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2012

NOR-WAY-PETE FARMS, INC. 1751 Cherry Drive, Eland, WI 54427 Home of NOR-WAY-PETE & Four-of-a-Kind Reg. Holsteins RHA: 3x 245 cows 31,529 3.6 1130 2.9 918

BAA: 108.7%

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

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Announcing the Bosside Tag Sale #3 Friday, October 19


Selling good, honest deep pedigreed cows. • Red & polled calves from the Ravens • Calves by Shamrock, Goldsun, Real Time, Colt P-Red, Epic & Red Lou • Daughters from Massey’s full sister, Co-op Bosside Yelonda by six different sires • Some 1st choice offerings and embryo lots Something for everything! New pictures coming soon, watch our website for updates. John & Tineke Boschma H4370 Townline Rd., Colby, WI 54421 PH: 715-223-0534 Fax: 715-223-1114 E-Mail:

Fustead Massey Styles-ET VG-85 GTPI +2039 Dam: Fustead Ally Stem-ET VG-87

Styles is a total outcross! She is a Massey from an Ally, Orion and Charm.

FUSTEAD HOLSTEINS Roger & Darleen Fust Wausau, WI

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

RHA: 34 cows 2x 27,065 4.2 1088 3.1 828 BAA: now 108.2%

Brian & Wendy Fust Nicole, Jennifer & Tyler



Matt-Dari Plate Donita VG-86 VE+VV 108d 10,082 3.5 351 2.9 276 inc.

L-L-M Dairy Shamr Secret-ET born 3-1-12 GTPI +2380

Matt-Dari Plate Boston GP-83 +V+VV 52d 4986 4.8 264 2.9 136 inc.

PTA +1647M +77F +62P +803NM +6.1PL +2.48T +2.27UDC +1.94FLC

Matt-Dari Spearmint Vidalia VG-86 VV+VV 154d 12,888 3.5 454 2.9 375 inc.

Sire: Shamrock Dam: L-L-M-Dairy Micel Sunday-ET 2nd Dam: Fustead Bolton Sara-ET VG-87

Sibic Matt-Dari Al Breena GP-82 +++GV 113d 8048 4.0 321 3.0 241 inc. Matt-Dari Spearmint Madona GP-81 +++++ 85d 6972 3.8 275 3.0 196 inc.

Matthiae Dairy Farms, Inc. Home of Matt-Dari Holsteins Maynard - Jason David - Michael 4839 Martin Lane, Marathon, WI Ph: 715-443-2347 or Cell: 715-370-8556 E-mail: RHA: 2x 28,817 3.9 1127 3.05 879

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First, we would like to thank the Marathon County Holstein Breeders for sponsoring this page. The county association has many activities throughout the year to raise funds to promote Registered Holsteins from Marathon County. Nor-Way-Pete Farms is owned by Andy, Mary & Chad Peterson. Andy is the third generation on the farm. He and his son Chad farm about 950 acres of owned and rented land in eastern Marathon County near Wittenberg. All feed except for a custom protein mix is produced on the farm. The herd is comprised of 75% Nor-Way-Pete prefixed animals and 25% owned by Four-of-a-Kind Partners. Andy is part owner of Four-of-a-Kind along with Dan Day, Rick Seefeldt and the herd manager, Dan Cnossen.

Four-of-a-Kind Shot Star EX-93

Four-of-a-Kind Leland Lara EX-94

Andy and Chad Peterson and Dan Cnossen

The current rolling herd average on 3x milking is 30,651M 3.9 1182F 3.0 909P with 252 cows on test. The most recent BAA is 108.7%. We currently have five EX-94 homebred cows in the herd. Our breeding philosophy is simple: Always select for high udder and feet and leg composites. Then breed strength to angular and vice versa. We have bred or developed five cows with over 300,000 lifetime and 44 over 200,000 lifetime - all in the last 10 years. A cow that is too angular usually doesn’t last and a cow that is too round doesn’t milk. Dairy Strength is the key. We use mostly daughter-proven high type sires. A few special pedigreed genomic bulls are also used but we prefer to stay the course and breed a consistent type pattern that we can be proud of and have cows that excel in production. The milk check still is how we pay the majority of our bills. We like to show locally up to the state level. We are firm supporters of our District Show and feel the District Show concept allows any breeder to compete. Cows fed a TMR do not stay rail-thin for very long so we are always aware of the small window of opportunity to have our cows in their “wedding clothes.” Bulls that have made a major impact in our herd would be Emory, Roy, Best, Highlight, Shottle and, of course, Durham. Several of our high Excellent cows are Durham daughters and we are still using him to make the special kind. Current sires of our best young cows are Sanchez, Million, Alexander, Atlas and Gabor. We would like to invite you to stop in and visit and see the herd anytime.

NOR-WAY-PETE FARMS, INC. 1751 Cherry Drive, Eland, WI 54427 Home of NOR-WAY-PETE & Four-of-a-Kind Reg. Holsteins Chad & Andy Peterson, owners 715-302-0482 Dan Cnossen, herd manager 715-302-1327 | Visitors Always Welcome! 32 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2012

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Matt-Dari Observer Dance-ET

born 1-28-11

+2340 GTPI +1335M +81F +50P Sired by De-Su Observer, Dance has numerous A.I. contracts and embryos exported. Any inquiries on her are welcome.

Her Dam

Matt-Dari Shottle Doreen-ET VG-87 VVVVV 2-00 2x 365 33,304 4.5 1514 3.3 1096

GTPI +2031

~ We also have four Armitage heifers & one Gold Chip heifer 2nd Dam: Dev-Lin Dana Out Daisy-ET EX-90 2-00 2x 365 33,810 4.0 1342 2.9 967 3rd Dam: Dev-Lin Dancer Dana-ET EX-90 GMD DOM 4-04 2x 365 35,230 3.5 1245 2.9 1022 4th Dam: Dev-Lin Daisy Dancer-ET EX-91 2E GMD DOM 4-04 2x 365 35,230 3.5 1245 2.9 1022 5th Dam: Solum Dainty Bis Daisy-ET EX-92 2E GMD DOM 5-10 2x 365 31,490 4.2 1335 2.9 928 6th-9th Dams: VG-87 DOM, EX-90 GMD DOM, EX-90, VG-88

Matthiae Dairy Farms, Inc. 4839 Martin Lane, Marathon, WI 54448 Maynard & Jason David & Michael Ph: 715-443-2347 or 715-370-8556 cell â&#x20AC;˘ E-mail: MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2012 - 33

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Ralma Goldwyn Carmen-ET VG-86 VG-MS at 2-10 GTPI +2166 PTA +717M +46F +24P +529NM +4.0PL +3.33T +2.99UDC +2.65FLC 2-06 2x 214 19,237 4.0 769 2.9 555 inc. ~ Full sister to Ralma Goldwyn Carmel-ET EX-92 2E DOM ~ Selling a July 2011 Robust & a July 2011 Doberman in the 2012 Summer Event Sale Dam: Ralma Christmas Cookie-ET VG-89 EX-MS DOM 2-06 2x 365 28,710 4.5 1297 3.2 913 3rd Dam: Ralma Christmas Fudge-ET VG-88 VG-MS GMD DOM 2-03 2x 365 31,810 4.1 1292 3.0 967 “2011 Global Cow of the Year” 4th Dam: Ralma Juror Faith EX-91 GMD DOM 4-02 2x 365 47,860 4.5 2165 3.1 1497 5th Dam: Ralma Leadman Fashion VG-89 VG-MS 3Y 4-10 2x 365 40,710 3.7 1494 3.0 1232

Goldie Million Cheryl-ET GTPI +1981 PTA +158M +61F +24P +407NM +3.7PL +2.74T +2.84UDC +2.10FLC 2-03 2x 6d 290 5.5 16 3.4 10 inc. ~ Fresh in April 14 & looks great! Her Dam (pictured):

R-Z Baxter Carmel-ET

VG-88 VG-MS DOM GTPI +2104 PTA +707M +57F +38P +450NM +3.2PL +3.31T +2.80UDC +2.46FLC 2-04 2x 122 11,210 3.8 423 3.0 333 2nd Dam: Ralma Goldwyn Carmel-ET EX-92 2E DOM 5-02 3x 305 41,400 4.3 1776 3.1 1288 3rd Dam: Ralma Christmas Cookie-ET VG-89 EX-MS DOM 2-06 2x 365 28,710 4.5 1297 3.2 913 4th Dam: Ralma Christmas Fudge-ET VG-88 VG-MS GMD DOM 2-03 2x 365 31,810 4.1 1292 3.0 967 “2011 Global Cow of the Year” 5th Dam: Ralma Juror Faith EX-91 GMD DOM 6th Dam: Ralma Leadman Fashion VG-89 VG-MS 3Y

We are excited about the future of these two young cows from the Ralma Christmas Fudge family. Watch for more good things to come from them and their offspring.

Floyd & Lloyd Baumann Marathon, WI • Ph: 715-443-3595 • Fax: 715-443-3833 34 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2012

Lang’s Twin Elm Farms, Inc. Fred Lang Marathon, WI Phone: 715-443-2037 Fax: 715-443-3742

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Cattle on display at the Swiftel Center, Brookings, SD during the Central Plains Holstein Show • July 5-7

Sipka Linjet Sue-ET EX-94 2E

Shoremar S Alicia-ET EX-97 3E

Tri-Day Ashlyn-ET EX-96 2E GMD DOM

7-10 2x 365 39,430 4.2 1670 3.2 1254 Lifetime: 2057 147,550 4.4 6525 3.4 4983

8-11 2x 362 38,250 4.3 1650 3.1 1198 Lifetime: 2102 185,002 4.2 7731 3.2 5939

4-09 2x 365 43,090 4.8 2079 3.3 1422 Lifetime: 1374 144,770 4.6 6665 3.4 4861

1st 125,000 lb. Cow, Central Plains Holstein Show 2011 2nd 125,000 lb. Cow, Midwest National Spring Show 2011 3rd 125,000 lb. Cow, Midwest National Fall Show 2011

All-American Aged Cow 2003 All-American 5 Year Old 2001 Reserve All-American 125,000 lb. Cow 2004

All-American 4 Year Old 2001 All-American Senior 3 Year Old 2000 Supreme Champion, WDE 2001

Selling a December 2011 Goldwyn from Sue. Next dam EX-90 3E.

Selling a January 2012 Jives calf from Alicia’s Atwood daughter.

Selling a March 2012 Braxton from Ashlyn’s EX-93 2E Titan daughter with 5-04 2x 365 36,440 4.1 1493 3.1 1035. 3rd dam EX-92 2E DOM.

Holly-Valley LJ Shine-ET EX-94 3E

Dyks Kite Linda-Red-ET EX-95

Budjon-JK Emilys Edair-ET EX-94

8-06 2x 365 36,390 3.8 1394 2.7 982 Lifetime: 2163 181,890 3.9 7045 2.9 5301

4-01 2x 365d 36,990 4.2 1562 3.5 1300 All-American R&W 4 Year Old 2008 World Champion R&W 2009 All-American R&W Aged Cow 2010

3-03 2x 330 27,000 3.5 957 3.3 904

Selling a Fall Yearling and Atwoods due in June from Linjet Shine. Next dam EX-92 2E Alvin with 134,240 4377 4004 lifetime and 1st Senior 3 Year Old at 2000 Mideast National Spring Show.

Selling an Advantage maternal sister. Dam, EX-94 Rubens with 138,781 4.4 6051 3.2 4484 lifetime.

SIPKA HOLSTEINS Doug & Ginger Post | Volga, SD 605-693-6393 | 605-690-6393 cell |

Nominated All-American 4 Year Old 2011 4th 4 Year Old, WDE 2011 Res. All-American & Res. All-Canadian Jr. 3 Year Old 2010

Selling a December 2011 Atwood from Edair’s VG-87 full sister with 2-05 2x 365 24,010 4.0 960 3.3 797. Their dam, Storm Emily EX-92 2E DOM, then Linjet Eileen EX-96 2E DOM, Elegance EX-96 3E GMD DOM and four more EX dams.

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Manannah-Valley Trina-Red Recently classified VG-85! Owned with Jim Ruhland and Elizabeth Thyen Thank you Manannah-Valley for housing and caring for Trina!

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WILSTAR-RS ELEGANT AMBROSIA VG-88 1-11 2X 365 30,436 3.5 1064 2.7 827 3-02 2X 365 31,644 3.2 995 2.7 851 Working on a 37,000 lb. record at 4-05 ~ Potential 10th generation EX ~ Due in November to Magnus ~ GP-84 2Y Nifty with 25,000 & GP-82 2Y Logan Iron with 24,000 ~ Three Epic females due September & Zelgadis embryos to implant We saw Ambrosia as a yearling on a visit to Wilstar and immediately loved the long, dairy frame, the cow family behind her, and the fact she’s an Elegant. Thankfully, she was offered for purchase which we jumped on. As she developed, we liked her so well we went back to their dispersal and purchased her dam and Baxter sister. Alayna was carrying the Sanchez at the time. Pleasant dispositions and tremendous will to work are the hallmarks of this family, apparently something they picked up from their breeders, the Harbaughs and Gunsts. As we enjoy developing this great family, we'll try to make our friends Lynn & Sara and Willis & Carla proud.

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Piper’s Shot Alan daughter,

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Jay, Heather, Mason, Carter & Evan Jauquet Gary & Linda Olson and Casey Olson W2285 County Rd. S, Pulaski, WI 54162 Jay cell: 608-279-3222 RHA: 301 cows 31,871M 1163F 972P

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Then a VG-86 GMD DOM and a VG-85 GMD DOM

4th Dam: Rock-Wills Elton Dasher-ET VG-85 GMD DOM 2-01 2x 365d 28,138 4.0 1129 3.4 945

3rd Dam: Beyercrest Jimtown Jilia-ET VG-89 GMD DOM 2-02 2x 365d 33900 3.8 1283 3.1 1070

2nd Dam: Beyercrest Janine-ET VG-87 DOM 4-10 3x 365d 41,020 4.6 1867 3.3 1361

Sire: Ked Outside Jeeves-ET Dam: Beyercrest Fiona-ET EX-90 DOM 4-04 2x 365d 36,001 4.5 1604 3.2 1166

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Wisconsin Cow Recognized as 2011 Star of the Breed Hazel-Bush Flap Flower has claimed the title of Holstein Association USA’s 2011 Star of the Breed. This award is given annually to one Holstein cow that not only excels in the showring, but is an exceptional milk producer as well. Flower was bred by Hazel Bush Farms, Inc., of Rice Lake, Wis., and is owned by 22-year-old Beth Nelson of Blair, Wis. Flower was born on July 29, 2006, and is sired by My-John Free FlapET, out of Hazel-Bush Delaware Dixie. She made an outstanding record this past year, calving in at 4-05, producing 59,160 pounds of milk with 4.2 percent fat (2,471 pounds) and 2.9 percent protein (1,744 pounds) in 365 days. Nelson attributes the cow’s impressive milk production to her large capacity and “queen-size” appetite. She is currently classified EX-92 EEEEE, scoring a 50 in both rear udder height and width. Beth purchased Flower as one of her first Registered Holstein project animals at the 2007 Barron County Holstein Sale, as an eight-month-old heifer. She showed her at county, district and state shows as a heifer, but it wasn’t until Flower calved in that she began to catch judges’ eyes in the showring. As a Junior Three-Year-Old, she placed first at the Wisconsin Junior State Fair, and in 2010 was the Reserve Junior All-Wisconsin and Honorable Mention Junior All-American Four-Year-Old. This past year, Flower was the third place Five-Year-Old at both the Midwest Spring National Holstein Show and the Mid-East Fall National Holstein Show. Nelson has flushed and bred the cow to several high type bulls, but has only been successful in getting two heifers thus far, a pair of November 2010 daughters by Gen-Mark Stmatic Sanchez. Flower is currently bred to Crackholm Fever-ET, due in early June. Beth says their goal for Flower’s upcoming lactation are to try and get some more daughters from her, possibly through in vitro fertilization. If she calves in well, she plans to show her again this summer and fall. Beth attended the University of Wisconsin Farm and Industry Short Course and now works full-time with her parents, Lee and Becky, at their dairy farm. They milk 150 cows twice a day in a double-10 parabone parlor, the herd primarily comprised of Holsteins, approximately 20 percent of which are registered. The cattle are housed in sand bedded freestalls, with a pack barn for fresh cows, and their ration consists of a TMR with an ample amount of dry hay. The farm’s rolling herd average

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currently sits at 24,500 pounds of milk, maintaining a 98,000 SCC, which has earned them several milk quality awards. Beth enjoys exhibiting cattle at shows and regularly attends her district and state shows, along with the Midwest Fall National Holstein Show, World Dairy Expo, and the Mideast Fall National Holstein Show. To be eligible for the Star of the Breed award, a cow must place in the top five in her class at a National Holstein Show, be in a herd enrolled in the TriStar program and have an official classification score. Once the eligible cows are determined, the following calculation is used to decide the award recipient: Combined ME Fat and Protein + Age Adjusted Classification Score x (Breed Average ME Combined Fat & Protein/Breed Average Age Adjusted Classification Score).

Hazel-Bush Flap Flower EX-92 (EEEEE) 4-05 2x 305d 49,810M 4.1%F 2,042F 2.9%P 1,436P 3rd Five-Year Old - 2011 Midwest Spring National Holstein Show & Mideast Fall National Holstein Show Owned by Beth Nelson, Blair, Wis.

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UFM-DUBS Eroy A Unique Pedigree and a Worthy Investment By Danielle Brown



lmost seven years ago, Nova Holsteins, the Kamm family of Baldwin, were looking for a mult-purpose cow that would influence the future of their herd. “We were looking for a cow to hang our hat on,” said Lance Kamm. “A cow from a high-type family that had an outcross pedigree and numbers. It worked out better than we could have dreamed.” Nova Holsteins and Friends purchased UFM-DUBS Eroy-ET VG-87 GMD DOM at the Snapshots of Starmark Sale in Ohio. They were attracted to the total package that Eroy offered including her unique sire stack. In fact, Eroy and two-time World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion, Harvue Roy Frosty EX-96 share the same sire stack; Roylane Jordan X Rich-Ro Mark Sam-ET. Eroy, herself is an impressive animal with her most recent record being at four years and six months and 365 days: 40,330 4.4% 1789 2.9% 1162. In addition she has produced over 129,380 pounds of milk, 5738 pounds of fat and 4053 pounds of protein in her lifetime to date. But, it truly is her ability to transmit to her offspring that really speaks for itself. According to Lance, Eroy consistently transmits type even when mated to bulls that have lower type values. Her daughters are strong, powerful,

framey cows with great health traits and outstanding components, especially fat. Her daughters also classify very well. To date she has five Excellent and 19 Very Good daughters and 24 of her 25 daughters scored Very Good as 2-year-olds. Her milking daughters include animals sired by O-Man, Allegro, Goldwyn, Shottle, Marion, Damion, Elegant, and Advent. There are many more daughters to calve as well including heifers sired by Million, Durham, Man-O-Man, Sanchez, Mac, and Palermo. Some of Eroy’s most famous daughters are the “Fab Five”. These five Goldwyn sisters are the oldest Eroy daughters that carry the Nova-TMJ prefix; Golden Era-ETS EX-90 (now owned by Coyne Farms, NY), Golden Erin-ET VG-89 (now owned by Dylan Ryan & Kyle Natzke), Golden Eden-ET VG-88, Golden Echo-ETS VG-88, and Golden Edie-ETS VG-87. This was one of the magical matings and Eroy has 12 daughters by Goldwyn and the Kamms plan to possibly flush her to Goldwyn again. Other impressive daughters include the milking Shottle daughters and exciting prospects include the Man-O-Man heifers that are due this summer. There was only one daughter from Eroy’s flush to Durham, but they are excited about her calving in this fall. Lance’s favorite daughters, though, are the Damion daughters Nova-TMJ Damion Essence-ET EX-91 and Nova-TMJ Damion Ella-ET EX-90. These massive cows with great feet and legs have beautiful udders and a great example of Eroy’s transmitting ability. These cows are projected to make about 35,000 pounds of milk with 4.7 percent fat and 3.5 percent protein this lactation. One of the “Fab Five”, Nova-TMJ Golden Erin-ET VG-89 was sold as a first choice in the 2006 National Holstein Convention Sale to Golden Oaks Farms of Illinois. As a bred heifer she was spotted by Tim Natzke and

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he purchased her and her Baxter ET calf in partnership with Ryan-Vu Holsteins in May 2008. They were attracted to the fancy heifer with a great pedigree and different sire stack. After purchasing her she had a Colby heifer calf, Golden-Oaks Colby Exception, who was sold in the Dodgerama and her Baxter calf, Golden-Oaks Baxter Erica-ET was sold to a syndicate of Canadian buyers and has several high genomic offspring in Canada. The Natzke and Ryan families sold almost all the eggs Erin could produce especially after genomics hit the scene and Erin went VG-89 in her first lactation. Erin was flushed to Armitage, Sebastian, AltaIota, Sanchez, O-Style, Observer, and Shamrock. They did put a few embryos in here and there that have resulted in some exciting animals. Almost all the females have genomic tested well above parent average and rank high in both the U.S. and Canada, which has created more interest in the family. Erin’s Sanchez daughter, Ryan-Crest Sanz Extacy-ET, VG-87, was nominated Junior All-American Fall Calf and Fall Yearling. More recently, she was the 2nd place Senior 2-year-old at the Midwest National Spring Show this spring. They flushed Extacy as a virgin heifer and sold 17 embryos out of her then. They have also merchandised a number of live daughters from Erin including Ryan-Crest Exotic-ET (Observer daughter) who sold for $30,000 in the Summer Event sale last summer and RyanCrest Srock Exciting-ET for $45,000 in the March Madness Sale to Siemers Holsteins. Ryan-Crest Arm Exquisite-ET (Erin’s only Armitage daughter) was recently sold in the Regancrest Command Performance Sale for $23,000. She is the number 4 Armitage GTPI (+2309) Armitage daughter in the U.S. and number six GLPI (+3138) Armitage daughter in Canada. Another Shamrock daughter, Ryan-Crest Shamrock Exacto comes in at just under 2400 GTPI. Many others have purchased animals from the family and seen success including Josh Miller of Glenwood City. Josh purchased a group of Shottle embryos from Nova-TMJ Golden Edie-ETS two months before the “Fab Five” gained popularity. Those embryos resulted in Nova Shottle Evelyn-ET VG-86, who is among the top 10 GTPI Shottles in the breed. Evelyn has daughters by Colt-P, Iota, Ravish, Windbrook, and Bookem. Her daughter, Miller-FF Bookem Esther-ET has a GTPI value of +2550. She also has embryos by S-S-I Domain Lithium-ET, Mountfield SSI DCY Mogul-ET, and Seagull-Bay Supersire-ET and the Millers exported her last 24 embryos. Not only did Nova and Friends find a cow “to hang their hat on”, many others have found success with this consistently transmitting family. “The purchase of Eroy seven years ago was the single most important purchase we have made,” comments Lance. “We project she will be influencing our herd heavily for the next 15 years.”

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Nova-TMJ Golden Erin-ET VG-89 owned by Dylan Ryan & Kyle Natzke

Ryan-Crest Sanz Extacy-ET VG-87 owned by Dylan Ryan & Kyle Natzke

Genex TOYSTORY Bull Produces World Record Setting 2 Millionth Unit of Semen SHAWANO, Wis.: 1HO07235 TOYSTORY, a Genex Cooperative, Inc. bull recognized by dairy producers around the globe, has reached a level of semen production never before seen in the cattle artificial insemination (A.I.) industry. Today, TOYSTORY has produced his 2 millionth unit of semen. “When you think about the 1000s upon 1000s of bulls that have entered the A.I. industry and the popularity of many of those bulls, you know TOYSTORY has achieved an incredible feat by producing more units than any bull in A.I.’s 70-year history,” explains Doug Wilson, Genex Chief Operating Officer. TOYSTORY, a Holstein bull born at Mystic Valley Dairy near Sauk City, Wis., in May 2001, first entered record books in April 2009. At that time, the Genexowned TOYSTORY joined an elite group of bulls throughout the industry that have produced one million units of semen. In May 2011, he became the industry’s semen

production leader by surpassing the previous world record of 1.767 million units held by the Dutch bull Sunny Boy. Now he has furthered the world record to a remarkable 2 million units. “This is an event that might never occur again in history,” Wilson notes. “With the genetic progress possible in the dairy cattle industry today, through new technologies such as bull evaluations based on genomics, it is very possible that no other bull will ever reach the 2 million unit mark.” Several factors contributed to TOYSTORY’s production success. TOYSTORY has possessed a genetic package desired by dairy producers around the globe. His genetics were first released globally in November 2005. Today, 2 million units later, he remains a sellout bull with semen sold across nearly 50 countries. TOYSTORY’s genetics and the high-quality care provided by Genex production division staff have also enabled the 11-year-old bull to remain healthy and agile for optimal semen collection. “TOYSTORY has produced 2 million units, has always been above average in sire fertility and basically remains a sellout bull – even now, six and a half years after his initial debut. He is an incredible story,” remarks Wilson. Genex is a subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International (CRI), a member-owned holding cooperative. The mission statement summarizes the goal of CRI: “To provide products and services as effectively as possible to maximize the profitability of members and customers worldwide while maintaining a strong cooperative.” wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2012-21

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Ralma Christmas Fudge The Wisconsin Connection By Danielle Brown

Ralma Finley C-F Chuckle-ET EX-90 GMD DOM, daughter of Ralma Christmas Fudge, owned by Twin-B Dairy & Fred Lang


alma Christmas Fudge’s (VG-88 GMD DOM) story begins to the of these animals have transmitted those top-quality traits to their sons west in the Ralma Holstein herd in Benton, Minnesota, but she has and daughters and even though they are now three or four generations definitely left her mark in Wisconsin. Christmas Fudge is one of three removed from Christmas Fudge herself. VG-88 Durham 2-year-old daughters of Ralma Juror Faith EX-91 “In the next couple of years our whole herd will revolve around this GMD DOM. To date Christmas Fudge, now owned by Marlin cow family,” commented Floyd Baumann. “All the females in this Bontrager in Iowa, has eight Excellent daughters sired by Finley, family are great flush cows and we are still selling numerous embryos September Storm, Bolton, Duce, Elegant, and Goldwyn. Christmas and bulls from this family.” Fudge’s influence was recognized last year when she was named the Rugg-Doc Holsteins, Jeff Rugg, of Stevens Point also invested in Co-Global Cow of the Year by Holstein International for her brood cow this family early on. He saw Christmas Fudge as a young cow and influence around the world. thought she was one of the best 2-year-olds he had ever seen. The first One of the branches of Christmas Fudge’s family is at Twin-B animal he bought from the family was Christmas Fudge’s Kings-Ransom Holsteins in Marathon. The Baumanns and Fred Lang became interested M Duce-ET daughter, Ralma Duce CF Chip-ET EX-90. Chip has an in the family after seeing several family members. They recognized that Armstead daughter, Ms Rugg-Doc Arms Chipper-ET VG-86 DOM that the family transmitted great female trait; they are big, framy, deep bodied is producing high GTPI heifers by Shamrock and Freddie. cows with good feet and legs and udders which make them easy to breed Rugg always liked the O-Man mating on Christmas Fudge and from. thought it was a great mating with potential for high health traits. One of the first animals from this family they purchased was a Because of that he purchased two Christmas Cookie daughters as picks Finley daughter of Christmas Fudge, Ralma Finley C-F Chuckle-ET of flushes; Ralma Mac Candid-ET VG-88 and Ralma Goldwyn EX-90 GMD DOM, in the National Holstein Convention Sale eight Carmel-ET EX-92 DOM. Carmel has become a prolific brood cow for years ago. Chuckle has several daughters in the herd by Goldwyn and Rugg. Carmel is the dam of the breed’s first third generation VG-89 Shottle. There are also Pronto granddaughters of Chuckle that are 2-year-old, R-Z Baxter Caramel-ET who is owned by a Canadian exciting young cows. Chuckle’s syndicate. Rugg even cloned Shottle daughter, Langs-Twin-B Carmel and the resulting clones are C-S Ashlyn-ET VG-86 DOM is scored 85, 85, and 87. Daughters over 2000 GTPI and is making and granddaughters by Shamrock, several high genomic offspring in Observer, Bookem, Meteor, Robust, the herd. The partnership also own Domain, Niagra, Aftershock, and another daughter of Christmas Bowser are the highest GTPI Fudge, Ralma Shottle CF Candleheifers. One of those daughters, ET VG-87 GMD DOM who has Rugg-Doc Bookem Camila-ET is three Very Good Mac daughters in owned by Sandy Valley Farms. the herd. Rugg merchandises several family One of Christmas Fudge’s members and has three in the most prolific daughters is Ralma National Convention Sale; RuggChristmas Cookie VG. An O-Man Doc Snchz Carena-ET GP-83 daughter, she is O-Man’s highest (Sanchez X Carmel), Rugg-Doc scoring 2-year-old. The LangsShamrock Chloe-ET (Shamrock X Twin-B partnership also purchased Ashlar X Carmel), and Ralma three daughters of Christmas Goldwyn Carmel 4-ETN. Cookie; Ralma Shottle Oreo-ET Sandy Valley Farms also got VG-85 DOM, Ralma Baxter involved in the family early on and Ralma Goldwyn Carmel-ET EX-92 DOM, Cheerio VG-85 DOM, and Ralma appreciates how well-balanced all Goldwyn Carmen-ET VG-86. All granddaughter of Ralma Christmas Fudge, owned by Jeff Rugg the family members are. One of 22–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2012

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Sandy-Valley-W B Crystal-ET VG-86, granddaughter of Ralma Christmas Fudge, owned by Sandy Valley Farms

their first purchases was another Finley from Christmas Fudge, Ralma Finley C-F Checker-ET VG-86. She had a VG-87 Shottle daughter, Sandy-Valley Shot Chris-ET who has three VG Planet daughters in the herd. One of those Planets, Sandy-Valley Pla Cricket-ET VG-85 is the dam of Sandy-Valley Colt Coral-ET one of the top 25 GTPI Red and Red Carrier heifers in the breed. Hailing from another branch of that family is Sandy-Valley-W B Crystal-ET VG-86, a Bolton from Ralma S Storm CF Crimson-ET VG-87 a September Storm daughter of Christmas Fudge. Crystal is a red carrier Bolton and is the dam of Sandy-Valley Colt-P-Red, a polled Lawn Boy son that is gaining popularity. They also have sold several bulls to AI from Shema Mac Camille, a VG-86 Mac from a VG-88 Shottle from Ralma Finley C-F Choice EX-90, another Finley daughter of Christmas Fudge. Another chapter of this family is unfolding at Bo-Irish Holsteins. Gary Housner purchased Ralma Finley C-F Choice EX-90 GMD

Wisconsin Cows Recognized for Outstanding Production The Wisconsin Holstein Association would like to recognize Pinehurst Farms of Sheboygan, Thomas Kestell of Waldo, and Dennis and Cynthia Begert of Neillsville for owning cows receiving leader recognition on the Premier TriStar Cow List. Pinehurst Farm’s cow, Pinehurst Silver Sequin, EX-93, was recognized as the fifth high fat producing junior four-year-old cow nationally with a record of 4-04 3x 365 45,840 5.0 2293 2.9 1335. Kestell’s cow, Broeks Elmara-ET, VG-88, was recognized as the third high milk producing junior two-year-old cow in Wisconsin with a record of 2-05 3x 365 47,350 2.8 1308 2.8 1349. Also recognized for Kestell was Ever-GreenView Oriel-ET, VG-88, with a record of 3-05 3x 305 47,460 4.6 2175 3.0 1406. Oriel was second high fat producing junior three-year-old in Wisconsin and nationally. She was also the third high protein producing junior three-year-old in Wisconsin. Begert’s cow, Plain-Knoll Marion Missletoe, VG-88, was recognized as the third high protein producing junior four-year-old in Wisconsin with a record of 4-01 2x 365 52,530 3.6 1875 3.0 1559. These cows have been recognized because their herds are enrolled in the Premier option of the TriStar program. Congratulations to these Wisconsin Holstein Breeders!

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Bo-Irish Bolton Charity-ET VG-87, granddaughter of Ralma Christmas Fudge, owned by Bo-Irish Holsteins & Ron Suhr

DOM. He became interested in the family because of their great production and type traits and their merchandising potential. Choice’s daughters Bo-Irish Bolton Charity-ET VG-87, Bo-Irish Billion CeriseET VG-89, and Bo-Irish Jetstream Chloe-ET VG-87 (now owned by Barry and Diane England, PA) are already transmitting. Bo-Irish has several high-genomic offspring ready to calve in the next year by Bolton, Lauthority, Mac, Hayden, Bronco, Super, Alexander, Iota, Jordan, O-Style, and Windbrook. Additional exciting family members in Wisconsin include Ralma Planet Century-ET VG-86, the number six GTPI cow in the breed, owned by Siemers Holsteins. Century is a Planet out of Ralma Bolton Celebrate-ET EX-90, a Bolton daughter of Christmas Fudge. Christmas Fudge and her offspring continue to produce high-type, high-production cows with big frames that simply don’t miss when producing high-quality females.

Magnetic Appeal Mar-Valley Magnetism Gaga born 6/25/11 Mister Magnetism x Mar-Valley Jayz Georgia GP-84, VG-MS at 2Y. Next dam EX-90 EX-MS Dundee Gala followed by 2E-90 EX-MS Durham Gidget, maternal sister by Formation also EX-90. Gaga was purchased by Matt at the recent Outagamie Spring Sale and she has settled in nicely and looks stunning. We are excited to watch her develop and tentatively plan to flush her to MD-Valleyvue Christian *RC this fall before breeding her to calve in next summer. From one of Outagamie County’s deep, homebred herds of success, we thank Mark & Mary Eggert, Mar-Valley Holsteins, for consigning her. Also thank you to Jake Roth for hauling her home. We can’t wait to see what she does for us. We are also honored to have been awarded the 2011 AgSource SCC Award, averaging 103,000 for the entire year. Quality milk, quality cows, quality people - that’s what we strive for at Goers Family Dairy.

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

The Goers Family W10248 Winkle Rd., Shawano, WI 54166 Herdsman: Matthew Goers, cell (715) 584-0367 e-mail: 4/12 RHA: 158 cows 25,920M 1011F 826P 57,000 SCC wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2012-23

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Dams of Merit 2011 Name Owner 2nd-Look Boliver 5128 Second-Look Holsteins LLC Applouis Marsh Allie James Edward & Sarah L. Neuser April-Day S Verdejo Edward Peck B-S-D Rudolph 280 Blue Star Dairy Farms B&Z Oman 5796 John F. Zook Barrtner Adan Angelica Lettner Farms, Inc. Berryridge Marshall G740-TW Endres Berryridge Farms LLC Beyercrest Julia CRI-ET Genesis Cooperative Herd Beyercrest Ramos Razz-ET Ken Horn & Curtis Johansson Biljean Durham Lovely-ET Biljean Farms, Inc. Bleck Cub Form Durham Grady Auer Bomaz Amateur 3022-ET Bomaz, Inc. Bomaz Manager 3609 Bomaz, Inc. Bomaz Oman 3512 Bomaz, Inc. Bomaz Zenith 3812 Bomaz, Inc. Canyon-Breeze O-Mn Erika-ET Bart Crest Holsteins Co-Op Boliver Yoyo-ET Genesis Cooperative Herd Co-Op Bosside Yelonda-ET John & Tineke Boschma Co-Op Encino Yancie Genesis Cooperative Herd Co-Op Lynch Dianthe Genesis Cooperative Herd Co-Op M-P Colby Kelda-ET Rick Faber & Pond Hill Dairy Limited Ptsp Co-Op Ramos Brandy-ET Patrick J. Brusky Crest-View-Acres Plt Silka Steven G. Holte Croix-Line Wizard Sprinkle Pioneer Dairy Farm Inc. Dandali Daybreak-ET Andrew Syryczuk Deervue-Acres Robin CRI-ET Genesis Cooperative Herd Dewgood O-Bea E. Dean Good Dirt-Road Goldwyn Cami-ET Steve & Amanda Killian DLK-Acres Durham Jo Dean L. & LaDonia Kyle Donru TJ Rudolph James D. Gillett EL-NA Charles Iffy-ET El-Na Farms LLC Elm-Lawn-G Horace Michigan Sunnyside Dairy Farms, LLC Emerald-Acr-SA Toucan Emerald Acres & Scott Armbrust Farmdale Canyon Dazzle Wilstar Holsteins Fischerdale Rudolph Silver Fischerdale Farms Fustead Ally Stem Brian & Wendy Fust Fustead Elegant Skylor-ET Brian & Wendy Fust Fustead Goldwyn Mission-ET Brian & Wendy Fust Fustead Planet Sherene-ET Brian & Wendy Fust Fustead Shottle Saltine-ET Brian & Wendy Fust Fustead Shottle Silky-ET Brian & Wendy Fust Fustead Shottle Suzy-ET Brian & Wendy Fust GBM Shottle Alice-ET G & K Moret & Ro-Linda-Acres GG Gem-ET Lirr Farm Glen-Toctin Bolt Lucille-ET Brian & Wendy Fust Glowing Marshall Lady Charles M. Maurer Gold-N-Oaks Aarabell 1765-ET Arabell Syndicate Gold-N-Oaks B Sheila John & Judy Swenson Gold-N-Oaks S Showgirl-ET Gary Gehrke & Curt Johansson Gran-J Plus Scarlet CRI-ET Genesis Cooperative Herd Grass-Ridge Loon Blackstar Matthew P. & Martha P. Lippert Hagen Outside Kaci Jason & Ami Lasecki Har-Dale-Acres Sprinkle-ET Frederick C & Matthew Harder Harmony-H Boss Iron Lila Todd & Jessica Ertl Honeycrest Bolton Gloss-ET Honeycrest Farms, Inc. Hurtgenlea O Malley-ET Hurtgenlea Holsteins Ltd Hurtgenlea Ramos Merci-ET Hurtgenlea Holsteins Ltd Indies-View GW&GD Legend Garrett & Graisson Schmidt Jenny-Lou Herod Y1332 Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Jimmy-K Patron Lottie Scott J. Watson Jimtown Havana Hazel Ronald & James Hackmann Jo-Wal-Langs Tstry Nicky-ET Joe & George Waldvogel & Fred J. Lang Kamps-Hollow RR Aurora Reginald Kamps Kellercrest Shottle Latavia Kellercrest Reg. Hol., Inc. Kepridge Formation Apple Kepridge Farms, Inc. KHW Goldwyn Aiko-ET High Altitude Syndicate L-L-M-Dairy Die-Hd Peace-ET John Prososki, David Lemanski & Dave Smith Langs-Twin-B Allyson-ET Floyd & Lloyd Baumann & Fred Lang Langs-Twin-B O-Man Brienne Floyd & Lloyd Baumann 24â&#x20AC;&#x201C;wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2012

Name Larcrest Carabella-ET Larcrest Cinnamon-ET Larcrest Comet-ETS Lor-Mik Prospect Licorice Maldwyn Trixie Linjet Markwell Goldwyn Faine-ET Melarry Goldwyn Fate-ET Moon-Line Trent Clover-ET Morningview Elgnt Arleta-ET Morningview Goldwyn Lena-ET Ms M-P Boliver Phlox-ET Ms M-P Lawn Boy Posey-ET Ms M-Pondhill TS Parrot-ET Ms M-Pondhill-ET Ms Rugg-Doc Arms Chipper-ET MsPride Shotle Ticker594-ET My-John Oman Kendall CRI-ET Navs Mac Shawna-ET Nobland Formation Peach Nova-TMJ Golden Echo-ETS Opsal O-Man Frost-ET Paradise-D Shotl Glystal-ET Paradise-DND Sprinkle-ET Pollack-Vu Ramos Jolly 4-ET Rabur Gold Panzer-ET Radine Goldwyn Madona-ET Ralma Baxter Cheerio-ET Ralma Goldwyn Carmel-ET Ralma Marion Classic-ET Ralma Shottle Oreo-ET Regancrest Breyan-ET Regancrest Shottle Ilsa-ET Ron-Nene Jammer Destiny-ET Ron-Nene Mac Dusty-ET Ronland Judian Jiggler Royal-Vista Rubens Rebecca Royola Shottle Dorrie-ET Sandy-Valley Blv Tom Tom-ET Sandy-Valley Ramo Teresa-ET Sandy-Valley Sht Briesha-ET Sandy-Valley Stol Krista-ET Schultz Shottle Rene CRI-ET Scientific Darling Rae-ETS Scientific Gold Dior Rae-ET See-More-View Design Polly Shawnee Shottle Shiney-ET Shema Mac Camille-ET Siemers Ashlyns Alyssa-ET Siemers Gold Hallaluh-ET Stone-Front Durham Petunia Straussdale B Bi Valma Straussdale B Js Louella-ET Straussdale Planet Ella Straussdale Shottle Emma Sunnybluff-View Drm Nina Sylvandale Highlight Madam Synergy Shottle Sequin Teemar O-Man Airtime-ET Timlynn Storm Pixie-ET Tombeth Durham Ellen True-Blue Die-Hard 1269 United-Pride Ali 2620 United-Pride WIzard 2025 Vir-Clar O Man 3441 Webb-Vue Goldwyn Elvira-ET Webb-Vue Justice Montana Webb-Vue Marshall Bryana-ET Wilstar-RS Finley Golden-ET Winterlance Stol Joc Mia-ET

Owner Matthew R. Johnson David, Patrick, Frank, Jr. & Gregory Bauer Neil McDonah Michael, Jr. & Lori Propson Glenn Ubbelohde Debra L. West Mystic Valley Dairy & Kevin Jorgensen Moon Line Syndicate Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Rick Faber & Pond Hill Dairy Limited Ptsp Rick Faber & Pond Hill Dairy Limited Ptsp Rick Faber & Pond Hill Dairy Limited Ptsp Rick Faber & Pond Hill Dairy Limited Ptsp Jeff Rugg R Green Acres, Inc. Ralph A. Bredl, Jr. Sugar Creek Dairy Troy Noble Nova & Friends Syndicate Troy D. Opsal Andrea Pagenkopf Daniel J. & Nancy Pagenkopf Pollack-Vu Dairy, LLC Thomas M. Anderson Brian, Dennis & Cynthia Begert & Ken Horn Floyd & Lloyd Baumann & Fred Lang Jeff Rugg Jeff Rugg Floyd & Lloyd Baumann & Fred Lang Gary Housner & Ronald Suhr Neil McDonah Keith A. Nettekoven Ronald Killam Ronald Hackmann Royal Vista Holsteins Thomas M. Anderson David, Patrick, Frank, Jr. & Gregory Bauer David, Patrick, Frank, Jr. & Gregory Bauer Synergy Farm LLC David, Patrick, Frank, Jr. & Gregory Bauer River Bridge Holsteins, LLC Alexa R. Nunes Matthew Joseph Nunes Merlin A. Rohm Gary L. Housner David, Patrick, Frank, Jr. & Gregory Bauer Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc. Andrew Jay & Lynette E. Buttles Joshua A. Strauss Straussdale Holsteins LLC Straussdale Holsteins LLC Straussdale Holsteins LLC Michael & Joseph Gehin Lauderdale Farm, Inc. Casey J. Olson Mark P. Paul Timothy A. & Lynn M. Lauffer Thomas & Elizabeth Kearns Gerald & Kevin Ihm United Pride Dairy United Pride Dairy Gary Boyke Robert A. Webb Robert A. Webb Robert A. Webb Anthony Capelle & Rick Loppnow David, Patrick, Frank, Jr. & Gregory Bauer

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Royal Winter Fair Trip Wed., November 7 - Sun., November 11, 2012 Join your fellow Wisconsin Holstein Association members as we head north to the Royal Winter Fair this fall! The trip is open to all active WI Holstein members and sponsored by the Young Adult Committee (YAC). The bus will plan to leave the afternoon of Wednesday, November 7 and return back to Wisconsin on Sunday, November 11. Farm tours are being planned for Saturday, November 10 on our drive back. Reserve your spot on the bus for only $125. Spots will go fast, so don’t delay! Passports will be needed by all passengers to cross the border into Canada. Name Address

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Phone ________________________________________ Email __________________________________________________ Registration forms are to be postmarked by Tuesday, September 4 and mailed to: Wisconsin Holstein Association, 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913.

Registration must be accompanied with a non-refundable check for $125 for the bus transportation. Members will be able to trade their spot should they not be able to attend. We have arranged for a hotel block at the Delta Chelsea Hotel, but members are responsible for making their own reservations. Call and reserve your room today! Hotel Reservations Delta Chelsea Hotel P: 1-800-243-5732 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4 Reference room block WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN for the nights of Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9 for $99 per night plus tax. Cancelation policy: Attendees must cancel room reservations by Monday, October 8 in order to not incur any charges! wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2012-25

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Gold Medal Dams 2011 Name 2nd-Look Jolt 3905 Alebo Beta Oprah 1277 Alebo Kit Mattie G Kandi Any-Day Laudon Poise-ET Any-Day Outside Panda-ET Applouis Champion Jemima-ET Applouis Garter Joy-ET Ar-Line Herschel Dellia Arnland Obsession Goldi B-Long Fin Saphire B-Long Moe Cherry-ET B-Long OM Snowflake-ET B-S-D Emerson 332-ET B-S-D Forbidden 583 B-S-D Manat Tracy 569-ET B-Y-U Titanic Poppy-ET Badger Manager Pats 3198-ET Badger Ramses Pats-2908-ET Battist Emerson Diondra Bernicks Pride Fairy Berryridge Durham Danell-ET Betzoldvale Don Fobes Betzoldvale Throne Lynda Bo-Irish Leduc Phoenix-ET Bomaz Durham 3428-ET Bomaz Freelance 3202-ET Bomaz Lookout 3249-ET Bomaz Lookout 3271-ET Bomaz Manager 3609 Bomaz Oman 3129-ET Bomaz Titanic 3192-ET Bomaz Titanic 3201-ET Bryersquart Rube Jordon-Red Bur-Rodz Eland Marci Burledge Lindy Shews Clover-Mist Alisha-ET Co-Op Boliver Jaylene Coyne-Farms Yelena CRI-ET Crave Nobel American-ET Crave Skip Misty 3455 Crave-Kert Moby Irene 2138 Crisdhome Juror Direct Z Den-Im-Acres Emerald Dewgood O-Bea Diamond-Oak BWM Amanda-ET Doorco Finley Felice-ET Doorco Machoman Heather-ET Elm-Lawn-G Linjet Shawna Emerald-Acr-SA T-Lilac-ET Emerald-Acr-SA Toucan Emerald-Acr-SA Tylerann Emerald-Acr-VR Asbury Emerald-Acr-VR Hilton Ever-Green-View Enoc Ever-Green-View Surshine-ET Farmdale Canyon Dazzle

Owner Second-Look Holsteins LLC Andrew R. Peterson Andrew R. Peterson John, Tineke & Hank Boschma John, Tineke & Hank Boschma Todd T. Stanek Kellercrest Reg. Hol., Inc. Randy Holthaus Russell Aarness B-Long Holsteins B-Long Holsteins B-Long Holsteins Blue Star Dairy Farms Blue Star Dairy Farms Blue Star Dairy Farms Rick Faber & Pond Hill Dairy Limited Ptsp Kevin Ihm Badger Holsteins Battist Farms, Inc. Clayton & Teryl L. Bernick Endres Berryridge Farms LLC Betzoldvale Farms, Inc. Betzoldvale Farms, Inc. Selz Farm, Inc. Bomaz, Inc. Bomaz, Inc. Bomaz, Inc. Bomaz, Inc. Bomaz, Inc. Bomaz, Inc. Bomaz, Inc. Bomaz, Inc. Edward G. Jeanquart Rodney A. Zietlow Ray & Rae Nell Halbur Ryan Kamps River Bridge Holsteins, LLC River Bridge Holsteins, LLC Mark J. Crave Crave Brothers Farm LLC Crave Brothers Farm LLC Crisdhome Farm, Inc. Terry R. & Sandy Peterson E. Dean Good Jim Janes & Bill Askew Daniel L. Vandertie Daniel L. Vandertie Mark & Angie Ulness Emerald Acres & Scott Armbrust Emerald Acres & Scott Armbrust Emerald Acres & Scott Armbrust Emerald Acres Emerald Acres Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Wilstar Holsteins

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Name Fischerdale Roebuck Sassy Flying-Dollar Labry Cream Fritzland Aaron Hay-ET Fustead Emerson Delight-ET G-K-W Derry Maria Glen-Valley Shott Cassia-ET Glo-Crest Lnclt Fantasia-ET Gold-N-Oaks Morty Manon-ET Golden-Oaks Sindee Grabarskis Brave Jenna Grass-Ridge Sandra Stoneham Haack-Hill Emerson Fury Hardscrabble Gemstone Hardscrabble Moes Geo-ET Hardwood Durham Maranda-ET Heatherstone Belle-TW Hi-Lo-Valley Sally Hi-Lo-Valley Skylight Dixie Hill-Ton Ceelee Hill-Ton Outside Emelia Hill-Ton Stoneham Maggie Hilly-Valley Convincer Dell Hilrose Rubens Patsy Honadel Duster Ernestine Honeycrest Luke Helena-ET Honeycrest Oman Glitter-ET Jauquet Luke Kit Jeffrey-Way Morgan Jeffrey-Way Toya-ET Jenny-Lou Amateur 856 Jenny-Lou Durham 713 Jenny-Lou Marshall 624 Jerland Encore Della-ET Jimmy-K Starboard Hop Holly JZM Luck Elite-153-ET Kellercrest Adonis Kindle Kellercrest Revenue Honda Kellercrest Stormatic Jossi Kellercrest Zenth Louisa-ET Ker-Mar Formation Doodle-TW Kingdomhaven Finley Jingle Kinyon Lee Itzie Klattview Factor JC Koepke Capri Libra Kozdale Lieutenant Lucky Krull Broker Elegance 3-ETN Langs-Twin-B Garter Mae-ET Langs-Twin-Elm Molly-ET Lincoln-Acres Trenton Tasha Look-Up Luke Spice-ET Magnusons Jurist Saltine Marcis-View Morty Hairy Markwell Durham Felice Maryline Durham Oreo-ET Matt-Dari Jolt Kaitlyn Matt-Dari Jolt Sachet

Owner Fischerdale Farms Eugene C. Peper Angela Klatt Brian & Wendy Fust Charles Westphal & Gary Wiepking Gary L. Housner Casey J. Olson John & Judy Swenson Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc. Lawrence Durst, Jr Matthew P. & Martha P. Lippert Jeremy J. Junk Calvin W. Maier Hardscrabble Farms William H. Calvert Brienne M. Holschbach Amber Yager Ashley Yager John W. & Evelyn A. Hamilton John W. & Evelyn A. Hamilton John W. & Evelyn A. Hamilton Jones Brothers Dairy LLC Jeff Brantmeier Bears Grass Dairy, Inc. Honeycrest Farms, Inc. Honeycrest Farms, Inc. Jeff Jauquet Jeffrey A. & Kate Hendrickson Joshua Marx Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Lawrence Jerome & Bradley Kemp Scott J. Watson Neil McDonah Kellercrest Reg. Hol., Inc. Kellercrest Reg. Hol., Inc. Kellercrest Reg. Hol., Inc. Kellercrest Reg. Hol., Inc. William J. Cordes Kingdom Haven Farm, Inc. Martin Kinyon Squires Farm, Inc. Koepke Farms, Inc. Christopher Davis Budjon Farms & Joel Kietzman Floyd & Lloyd Baumann & Fred Lang Roger & Cheryl Arn Daniel Weaver, Jr. Thomas J. Kestell & Harry Broekhuis Greg & Sharon Magnuson Steven M. Marcis Larson Acres, Inc. Kenneth C. Mergen Matthiae Dairy Farm, Inc. Matthiae Dairy Farm, Inc.

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Gold Medal Dams 2011 Name Matt-Dari Mr Meteor Gayla Matt-Dari Outside Bretta Mayerlane-DK Oside Nifty-ET Meado-Brook Adam 2840 Meljestic Permission 421 Mell-Wood Lee Roz Meyerlyn Cutie Alex Mike-Ro Lindy Emily Mission-Bell B Iron Direct Moon-Line Trent Clover-ET Moorstead Juror Zoie Morningview Capri Aldi-ET Morningview Debut Pepper-ET Morningview Terry Terror MS E-Ser JE Blitz Betsy-ET MS Lici-Red-ET MS Lidia-ET Nobland Formation Peach North-Log Linjet Sophia-ET Nova Durham Isosceles Nowerland Mtoto Mona Olszewsi Boliver Coco-ET Olszewski O Man Copay-ET Onee Demand Manda Onegen Hershel Lou Ella Opsal Durham Sorority-ET Opsal Finley Sage-ET Opsal Finley Satin-ET Opsal O-Man Sonia-ET Our-Favorite Chamique-ET Our-Favorite Marshall Ohara Palmdale Chesapeake Megan Paradise-D Ramos Goulash-ET Paradise-DND Storm Shantel Pentuck Adam Kathryn CRI-ET Pepst Damion 54 Pepst Emory 108 Pepst Metro 114 Pollack-Vu Dante Electrode Pride Aaron Rum 189 Pride Ramos Toward 412-ET Rabur Bestow Prancer-ET Ralma Shottle CF Candle-ET Raymau Finley 4630 Ri-Val-Re Max Hope-TW Ridge-Heights Mich Amy Roma-Acres Bond Patti Rose-A-Lee Blmark Sissy Rose-A-Lee Brave Solome Rosedale Starlite-ET Royal-Mist Lartist Timbers Ruffdale Marty Rattler S-Fine Die-Hard 1348 S-Fine Terraso 1625 S-Fine Whale 861 S-Fine Windsor WILMA Sandy-Valley Adm Bronwen-ET

Owner Matthiae Dairy Farm, Inc. Matthiae Dairy Farm, Inc. Lakecrest Farms, Inc. Peter & Shellie Kappelman Blue Star Dairy Farms Jack & John Mell Cary & Joy Moser Michael Scott Rohloff W. Thomas & Jerome Jens Moon Line Syndicate Ross J. Holthaus Neil McDonah Kevin Ihm Gerald & Kevin Ihm Synergy Farm LLC Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Troy Noble Norrbom Farms LLC Nova Registered Holsteins Inc. Jeffrey A. Woods William, Kathleen & Monte Olszewski William, Kathleen & Monte Olszewski Thomas N. Nee, Jr. Thomas J. Kestell Troy D. Opsal Troy D. Opsal Troy D. Opsal Troy D. Opsal Todd & Mary Stanek Todd & Mary Stanek Lauber Farm Daniel J. & Nancy Pagenkopf Dan & Angie Rieder Genesis Cooperative Herd Eugene C. Peper Eugene C. Peper Eugene C. Peper Pollack-Vu Dairy, LLC R Green Acres, Inc. R Green Acres, Inc. R. Paul Buhr, Jr. Floyd & Lloyd Baumann & Fred Lang Second-Look Holsteins LLC David Atwell Garvey Homestead, Rick & Kris Garvey Ron Paider Leon G. Henneman Leon G. Henneman Mark Rueth Royal-Mist Holsteins Squires Farm, Inc. So-Fine Bovines LLC So-Fine Bovines LLC So-Fine Bovines LLC So-Fine Bovines LLC David, Patrick, Frank, Jr. & Gregory Bauer

Name Sandy-Valley Firedance-ET Sandy-Valley Frlnc Tania-ET Sandy-Valley Laudn Taesa-ET Sandy-Valley O-Man Tomah-ET Sandy-Valley Spt Savanna-ET Sandy-Valley Titan Tovah-ET Sandy-Valley Titanic Dot-ET Sandy-Valley Titanic Toto Schug Lana Rambo Lan See-More-View Ros Porky Sewards-Folly Forbid Karly Sewards-Folly G Ashley Sewards-Folly Judge Olga Siemers Avalanche Wai 6590 Siemers Beaver Honey 4742 Siemers Damion Glam 9633-ET Siemers Emory Agi 4844 Siemers Jackson Rosy 7364 Siemers Mag Helpful 5605-ET Siemers Magna 6165 Siemers Tolda Tal 4493 Spirited Jed Mary Stone-Front Durham Petunia Stone-Front Eland Lunav Stone-Front Jed Polly Sunny-Valley Kemview Lava Sure-View Morty Anita-ET Sure-View Pdx Anita-RedD-ET Sylvandale Highlight Madam Teemar Capri Arletta-ET Terrel-Jo Sebastian Eclipse Three-W Mason Star True-Blue Dutchboy 884-ET True-Blue Ellimay 1388-ET True-Blue Machoman 1178-ET True-Blue Titanic 1287-ET True-Blue Winken 298 Twin-Val Encore Memzy United-Pride Web 1397-ET Van-Gheem Integrity Loss Vir-Clar Dandy 2189 Vons-Hillview Mathie Muffin Wabash-Way Arleigh-ET Wargo-Acres Dewdrop Wargo-Acres Dynamite Werffs Juror Tabitha Westphalia Encore Rosann Westphalia Linjet Haley Whittail-Valley Impa Whittail-Valley RCM Iris-ET Wilstar Derry Amand-ET Wilstar-RS Outside Angie-ET Windleway Granger Dove Wysslawn Finley Fancy-ET Zandairy Debbie Bea Hunt

Owner David, Patrick, Frank, Jr. & Gregory Bauer David, Patrick, Frank, Jr. & Gregory Bauer David, Patrick, Frank, Jr. & Gregory Bauer David, Patrick, Frank, Jr. & Gregory Bauer David, Patrick, Frank, Jr. & Gregory Bauer David, Patrick, Frank, Jr. & Gregory Bauer Four-Hands Holsteins, Inc. David, Patrick, Frank, Jr. & Gregory Bauer Roger & Debbie Schug Merlin A. Rohm Scott Seward Scott Seward Scott Seward Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc. Scott J. Watson Andrew Jay & Lynette E. Buttles Andrew Jay & Lynette E. Buttles Andrew Jay & Lynette E. Buttles Ronald & Wayne DeBuhr Douglas Schmitt Douglas Schmitt Lauderdale Farm, Inc. Mark P. Paul Joseph A. Brantmeier Sugar Creek Dairy Gerald & Kevin Ihm Kevin Ihm Kevin Ihm Kevin Ihm Gerald L. Ihm John A. Roloff United Pride Dairy Adam D. Delfosse Thomas J. Kestell Roland L. Von Haden Thomas J. Kestell Gary R. Swain Craig Carncross & Jason Danhof Andy Vanderwerff Charles A. Westphal Dustin C. Westphal Whittail Valley Dairy LLC Whittail Valley Dairy LLC Joseph A. Brantmeier Synergy Farm LLC Craig D. Windle Four-Hands Holsteins, Inc. Zandairy

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Holstein Association USA Recognizes 2012 Herds of Excellence Brattleboro, Vt.: Seven U.S. Registered Holstein® breeders have earned the distinction of being named 2012 Holstein Association USA Herds of Excellence. The award was created to pay tribute to breeders who have bred and raised cattle that are consistently performing at the highest levels for them. To be recognized with this honor, herds must be 25 percent above breed average Mature Equivalent (ME) for milk, fat and protein; have classified within the last year and have an actual average classification score of 83 points or higher; have at least 70 percent of the herd homebred; and be enrolled in the Association's TriStar production records program.

Four Herds recognized from Wisconsin Hilrose Holsteins, Joseph Brantmeier, Sherwood 5-Year Honoree 87.5% Homebred Average Classification Score: 86.1 ME Averages: 34,043M 1,254F 976P Hilrose Holsteins is managed by Joe Brantmeier, with his sons, Andy and Jeff. They milk 110 cows in their tiestall barn twice a day. The herd participates in Holstein COMPLETE, using Holstein tags with EASY IDTM for registration. They have Joe, Chris, Jeff, Bonnie, Andy & Ashley Brantmeier received Progressive Breeders Registry honors for 22 years, and Hilrose is one of two herds that has been named a Herd of Excellence five years running. The Brantmeiers enjoy breeding cows with good type that live long, productive lives. This emphasis on longevity is apparent, as they have bred over 30 cows producing more than 200,000 pounds of lifetime milk. When selecting service sires, strong emphasis is placed on type, especially udder composite, with high components. They are incorporating some genomic young bulls into their breeding program, but spread their risk by not using any one bull too heavily. Recent service sires include Comestar LauthorityET, KHW Elm-Park Acme-ET, Mountfield SSI Dcy Mogul-ET, Mr Chassity Gold Chip-ET, and Siemers Toys Hero 9701-ET. In the near future, they have plans to start using some sons of Sandy-Valley Bolton-ET. Joe feels the number of cows they have allows them to be diverse and work with cow families in different ways, capitalizing on an animal’s strengths while improving her weaknesses. They made their first venture into some in vitro work this year with Hilrose Rubens Patsy EX-92 2E GMD, and have some calves by Fustead Goldwyn Guthrie-ET that they are extremely pleased with. Patsy was the Reserve All-American Fall Yearling in 2005 and has already proven she can pass on those show-winning genetics her family is known for. Her daughter, Hilrose Baltimor PennyET was recently the second place Fall Yearling at the 2012 Midwest Spring National Holstein Show. Another young cow they are excited about is Wilstar Alexander Deanna, recently fresh with her first calf. Deanna is a red carrier daughter of Golden-Oaks St Alexander-ET with a +2066 GTPI, who they have recently flushed to Sandy-Valley Colt P-Red-TW. The Brantmeiers strive for a diversified operation; their Registered Holsteins and the marketing opportunities they have provided, through both live cattle and embryos, as well as some cash crops they grow, provide a more stable income for their farming enterprise and allow it to support multiple families. Joe enjoys day to day life on the farm and especially the opportunity it gives him to work alongside his family. Along with Andy and Jeff, Joe and Chris have a daughter, Sara.

Ever-Green-View Holsteins, Thomas J. Kestell, Waldo 2-Year Honoree 76.1% Homebred Average Classification Score: 84.1 ME Averages: 35,553M 1,371F 1,067P Tom Kestell has been in the Registered Holstein business for over 50 years, dairying on his own since he graduated from college. Today, he maintains a herd of 85 to 100 milking cows, with 50 to 60 dry donors which 28–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2012

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are flushed to produce embryos for the export market. The milking herd is housed in a tiestall barn with comfort stalls, and they have been milking three times per day for over 20 years. Dry cows and heifers are housed in freestall barns with waterbeds. Tom feels strongly, “if you take Top: Jennifer Benzschawel, Tom & Gen Kestell, care of the land it will Julie Kestell; Bottom: Chris & Joel Kestell take care of your cows and you.” He says, “We believe in the basics: set up a good program with feeding, breeding and cow comfort as a priority. Also, be willing to make changes as situations change.” Kestell strives to breed cows that produce milk from sound udders with high components. He has a bias toward high milk bulls, without losing sight of type. Sires being used in the herd include a mix of genomic and proven bulls including De-Su Observer-ET, Ensenada Taboo PlanetET, Flevo Genetics Snowman-ET, Jenny-Lou Mrshal Toystory-ET, Mountfield SSI Dcy Mogul-ET and Mr Chassity Gold Chip-ET. The cow that has been most influential in Kestell’s herd is one many will recognize - Ever-Green-View Elsie-ET EX-92 GMD DOM, a cow family Tom has been working with for almost 30 years. Prominent members in recent years include international TPI sensation Snowman, and milk production champion Ever-Green-View My 1326-ET. One of his current favorites is an Elsie granddaughter, Ever-Green-View Elegance, by O Man. Classified EX-92, she made a 305-day record of over 52,000 pounds of milk with 2,300 pounds of fat and 1,600 pounds of protein. Elegance completes five generations of homebred, 50,000 pound, Gold Medal Dams, classified Excellent with Excellent mammary systems! The future for this family is bright, with two Elegance daughters Tom is particularly proud of; Etal-ET, by Toystory, classified VG-87 EX-MS with over 40,000 pounds of milk as a two year old, and Elby-ET, sired by Colby, also scored VG-87, who made over 38,000 pounds of milk in her first lactation. Kestell’s progressive attitude and breeding program have led to EverGreen-View being recognized as a Progressive Genetics Herd for 20 years, and earning Progressive Breeders Registry honors for 12 years. The herd is on Holstein COMPLETE, classifies regularly, and uses official Holstein ear tags for identification. In closing, Tom says, “We hope we can have an impact around the world with our genetics, and that future generations can build and improve upon what we have started.” Tom and his wife, Gin, look forward to their sons, Joel and Chris, and their families, continuing in the business that they have both enjoyed and prospered in.

B-Long Holsteins, Bruce & Brenda Long, New London 5-Year Honoree 98.2% Homebred Average Classification Score: 83.7 ME Averages: 34,312M 1,204F 992P At B-Long Holsteins, the Long family milks 55 Registered Holsteins twice a day. Bruce and Brenda officially started B-Long Holsteins in June 1990, but their Registered Holstein experience dates back long before that. Many of their cows go back to two of Bruce’s 4-H projects he acquired Bruce, Bret and Brenda Long at 14 years old, along with some that trace back to Brenda’s family’s farm. The Longs rely on the “4 C’s” as their keys to success: “cows” (good Registered Holsteins), “comfort,” “consumption” (high quality feed), and “consistency” are all fundamentals that allow them to achieve high levels of production with strong type, year after year. Bruce and Brenda were recognized as the 2006 Holstein USA Distinguished Young Breeders, have been named a Progressive Genetics Herd for 16 years, and this is their fifth year in a row as a Herd of Excellence.

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Cows that are built to last are the goal of the Long’s breeding program. They strive for animals possessing great overall capacity, with desirable udders, sound feet and legs, high milk production and pounds of components. Service sires recently used include Crackholm Fever-ET, Fustead Goldwyn Guthrie-ET, Gen-Mark Stmatic Sanchez, Gillette Windbrook-ETS, and Lirr Drew Dempsey. Developing cows with a profitable combination of production and type, and passing those qualities to future generations of cattle is the goal of many breeders, and B-Long is no exception. One notable brood cow in their herd is B-Long BW Grapefruit, a VG-86 GMD DOM who produced over 39,000 pounds of milk, with 1,481 pounds of fat and 1,254 pounds of protein after calving in at 1-11. They have three Grapefruit descendants in the herd today that are exceptional performers. B-Long Tootsy Pop-ET, classified EX-91, was the fifth place Four-Year-Old at the 2011 Midwest Spring National Holstein Show, made a three-year-old record of 45,250 pounds of milk, with 1,718 pounds of fat and 1,466 pounds of protein, and carries a CTPI of +1853. B-Long Brown Sugar-ET, EX-92 2E, produced 35,000 pounds of milk and over 1,600 pounds of fat as a five year old, and B-Long Cream, EX-90 2E, produced over 34,000 pounds of milk and 1,500 pounds of fat as a four year old. Bruce and Brenda have three sons; Bryant, Brandon and Bret. Bret attended the University of Wisconsin Farm and Industry Short Course, receiving his Dairy Farm Management Certificate, and is now working home on the farm. Bryant and Brandon are in college pursuing degrees outside of agriculture, but both help on the farm when they are home.

Doorco Farms, Daniel Vandertie, Brussels 2-Year Honoree 100% Homebred Average Classification Score: 87.3 ME Averages: 32,413M 1,202F 952P Doorco Farms has been home to Registered Holsteins since the mid-1940’s, when Dan Vandertie’s parents, Wilferd and Emily, started the operation. Dan and his wife Julie were married in 1987 and took over the operation at that time. Today, the couple has three children Karlee, Bridget, Austin, Julie & Dan Vandertie who are all very involved in every aspect of the farm; Karlee, 21, is currently attending college and helps when she is home; Bridget, 17, and Austin, 12, help on a daily basis with everything from feeding and milking to fieldwork. The family milks 40 cows twice a day in their tiestall barn. Doorco has been recognized as a Progressive Breeders Registry Herd for 37 years and a Progressive Genetics Herd for seven years. They are a Holstein COMPLETE herd. Dan employs a simple breeding strategy on the farm, with a goal of making large cows with strong front ends, that possess great udders and a will to milk. They use a combination of genomic and daughter proven bulls on the farm, with genomic information being “one more tool” Vandertie uses to select sires for the next generation of cattle. Some bulls he has used recently include Charlesdale Superstition-ET, Ked Outside Jeeves-ET, Ladys-Manor Pl Shamrock-ET, Mountfield SSI Dcy Mogul-ET and Wabash-Way Explode-ET. Over 80 percent of the herd can be traced back to one cow – Doorco Duster Albany EX-90 GMD DOM. Many individuals from this family have scored Excellent and made great production records. She had three daughters herself; an EX-92 3E GMD DOM STBVQ Rubens-ET with over 200,000 pounds of lifetime milk; an EX-92 2E GMD DOM Regancrest Elton Dante-ET daughter with a five-year-old record over 42,800 pounds of milk; and an EX-92 daughter of Altagen-I MerchantET with a best record at 4-04 of 40,360 pounds of milk. The family is continuing on as an integral part of the Doorco herd with Doorco Toystory Natalie-ET EX-91 as one of the recent shining stars; she has exciting daughters by Macomber O-Man Bogart and Super, just to name a few. The Vanderties feel that teamwork has been critical to the success of their operation, with all family members involved, along with having a strong relationship with their veterinarian and nutritionist. They enjoy being a small family farm, and the camaraderie with other Registered breeders in their area.

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2012 WHA Treasure Quest Drawing Results Grand Prize: Lyndsey, Ashlyn and Cole Sarbacker who selected Heritage-E Debbies Dora-ET, entered by Nick & Jessica Sarbacker and Matt & Lauren Evangelo.

Other drawing winners and their TQ “Tub” Sponsors: Accelerated Genetics: Smith-Crest Holstein, Watertown, WI Cattle Connection: Kent Wendorf, Viroqua, WI Country Today: Ed & Kerry Gratz, Darlington, WI FS Cooperative: Ken & Kathy Johnson, Cushing, WI Hoard’s Dairyman: Dave Loonstra, Osseo, WI WI Holstein Association: Pat Conroy Holstein World: Dean Solie, Augusta, WI Initial Design: Dan & Diane Cnossen, Hartley, WI Nasco: Dennis Bangart, Loyal, WI Supreme Awards: Lauren Bruenig, Sauk City, WI World Dairy Expo: Luck-E Holsteins, Hampshire, IL

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WI Holstein National DJM and YDJM Spotlight The JACs sat down with our National DJM and YDJM candidates after the 2012 WI Holstein Junior Convention to learn more about our top youth. Good luck at Nationals!

Amelia Cooper National DJM Candidate I am the 20 year old daughter of Bill and Pam Cooper and younger sister to Andi, Vicki, and Juli Cooper. I have grown up on our Registered Holstein Moss-Oak Farm, where we are a family operation. I have been showing since the age of five and have had the opportunity to show on the district, county, state, and national levels. This is when my Wisconsin Holstein Association participation started but it really took off when I turned eight years old and could actually become a member of the Junior Holstein Association and 4-H. What Holstein Association activity has benefitted you the most thus far as a Junior member? My participation in the Association started through working with my animals on the farm. I have become very passionate for the Holstein cow and I believe this is what keeps me so active in the WI Holstein Association. In addition I have met many people whom have become good friends and possible contacts or even co-workers through my years in the association, and I would like to continue to make these connections through my work with the Association.

Stephanie Nagel National DJM Candidate My name is Stephanie Nagel and I am originally from Valders, Wisconsin, which is in Manitowoc County. My parents are Paul and Tammie Nagel and I grew up on my parent’s 55-cow Holstein farm, Nagels Home of Holsteins with my three siblings. Since I enjoyed working on the farm and with the animals, I joined the Junior Holstein Association back in 2001. I started out showing animals at our county fair and became more involved every year. I later decided to invest in my own animals that I now breed and show. Currently I am a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville pursuing a degree in Animal Science with a Dairy and business emphasis. Who is your role model in the Dairy Industry? I would have to say my father; Paul Nagel. He is a hard working individual that runs our entire home farm. He knows everything from fixing around the farm, crops, animal health, and finances. I just admire how he gets all this work done and makes time for the family as well. I would also have to add in there my Holstein advisors over the years. Both Brenda Meyer and Cindy Breunig really motivated me and pushed me to become more active over the years. Donating your time and wisdom have really helped me along the way!

Kyle Natzke National DJM Candidate I am the 20-year-old son of Tim and Barb Natzke, of Fond du Lac with an older sister, Kristin Olson. I have been active in Junior Holsteins my whole life, as I grew up to love Junior Holsteins and participating in activities such as Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy, and Showing at District, State, and National Shows. I graduated from the UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course with a dairy herd management emphasis. While on campus I was active in Badger Dairy Club, assisted with the Badger Dairy Club Sale, and a member of the Dairy Judging team. What do you hope to gain from the Holstein Association as a 30–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2012

Junior member? There is a lot I’ve gained by being a member of Junior Holsteins. One thing I have gained is great friendships that will last a lifetime. Also by showing cattle and participating in Jeopardy and Dairy Bowl, I have learned that hard work and dedication will go a long way and pay off in the end.

Kayla Wright National DJM Candidate Hello dairy enthusiasts! I’m Kayla Wright, the 20-year-old daughter of Mark and Linda Wright and I hail from Watertown, Wisconsin in Jefferson County. I currently reside on a 30acre, 200 head of Registered Holstein Dairy Farm with my parents and younger sister. I have been active in Junior Holsteins since I was 5 years old, when I began showing. I became active when I was 5 years old when my grandmother gave me a premature calf and there was no end in sight. Showing and judging have been the highlight activities during my junior member years and I hope to continue these activities in the future. Who is your role model in the Dairy Industry? My role models in the Dairy Industry are my parents. They are the ones who began my involvement in the industry and I have no end in sight. With their help, guidance, and passion for the Holstein Industry I was able to begin mine at a young age and hope to continue promoting the industry to future junior members. My parents taught me that hard work, responsibility, and dedication result in achievement. I am proud that my parents began my involvement in the Holstein industry where I made lifelong friends, developed my own herd of cattle, and now promote the industry to future members.

Katherine Larson National YDJM Candidate My name is Katherine Larson and my hometown is Viroqua, which is in Vernon County. My parents are Kevin and Julie Larson. I joined the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association when I was seven years old. My first project animal, Lar-Lan Integrity Julie, was a gift from my parents. She was the beginning of my Junior Holstein project and her daughters, granddaughters and now great-granddaughters have given me a lot of show animals. I am showing her great-granddaughter this summer and hopefully her March calf. I became active in the Association by starting with Dairy Bowl, Cow Camp and the speaking contest. I have been attending the Junior Holstein Conventions since I was ten years old. Who or what keeps you active and why do you remain so active in the WI Holstein Association? I really like working with Holsteins. I also like attending activities that have everything to do with cows and being with other Jr. Holstein members that like cows as much as I do. I don’t have many close friends in school that like cows, so being in Jr. Holstein gives me those friends with similar interests.

Elizabeth Sarbacker National YDJM Candidate I’m Elizabeth Sarbacker from Dane County. My parents are Tom and Vicki Sarbacker from Verona. Our farm consists of 400-acres and a total of 140 milking cows. I have been a member of the Wisconsin Holstein Association for as long as I can remember. I followed my four older brothers to all the events and watched them being involved in many areas of the Junior Holstein Association. I have fond memories of having fun watching them, and then

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becoming actively involved myself because I really enjoy showing cattle and dairy judging. Who is your role model in the Dairy Industry? My dad is my role model because he is the reason I have this opportunity to be involved in the Dairy ndustry. As I watch my dad on the farm, I understand that it takes a lot of time and hard work to have a successful business. He guides me with decisions and makes suggestions to help me. I look up to him because he supports me and encourages me to get involved and try new things. My brothers have also been a positive influence on me as they help and assist me.

Jordan Siemers National YDJM Candidate Hi, I’m Jordan Siemers from Manitowoc County and the 15-year-old son of Dan and Janina Siemers. I became active in Junior Holstein with the encouragement of my family and coaches to go out and try new things. I found it to be a lot of fun because I really enjoy talking to others about cows. I participate in dairy bowl, dairy jeopardy, dairy judging and speaking contests and really enjoy working on the farm, showing cattle and playing football. What Holstein Association activity has benefitted you the most thus far as a Junior member? The activities that have benefited me the most are the speaking contest and dairy bowl. Dairy bowl

2012 Junior Holstein Raffle Tickets are printing and will be mailing to all Junior Advisors around the state this June! The 2012 Registered Holstein Calf has been donated by MilkSource Genetics of Kaukauna, Wis. A special thank you to Jim, John, Jamie, Eric and crew! To learn more about MilkSource please visit their website at New items in the raffle this year include UW-Madison Men’s Hockey tickets and a round of golf with cart for two! The JACs are pulling out all the stops for the biggest Junior fundraiser of the year!

has taught me incredible amounts of knowledge of the dairy industry that I use on the farm regularly. The speaking contest is also great because it really helped me be more confident as well as help me in public speaking.

Nicole Wright National YDJM Candidate My name is Nicole Wright. I am the 16-year-old daughter of Mark and Linda Wright, Watertown, where we milk 100 Registered Holsteins in Jefferson County along with my older sister Kayla. I am a sophomore at Watertown High School where I am a High Honor student and am secretary of the FFA chapter. I have been involved in the Junior Holstein Association since I can remember. Growing up on my family’s dairy farm has made me fall in love with Holsteins as long as with some other breeds. Being involved for so long I have made many friends and have developed a large responsibility. Who is your role model in the Dairy Industry? I would say I have two role models in the dairy industry. The first would be my sister Kayla. She has made some pretty large boots to fill in my family. I want to accomplish as much as she did for my mom and dad. They don’t get off the farm much and it makes me so happy seeing them so proud of us. The second role model I have is Alice in Dairyland. Every year I try to meet her and get an auto-graphed postcard. I want to be able to travel and speak about the importance of the dairy cow in everyone’s life.

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Judging and Classification Contest Monday, July 16, 2012 Wood County Fairgrounds, Marshfield, 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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Judging and Classification Contest This year we are implementing an advance registration for our Junior Judging and Classification Contest in order to gauge interest in the contest. The Junior Activities Committee spends a good deal of time planning the event and preparing for the contest. In order to ensure that enough Junior members under the age of 21 are interested in competing in the contest, we ask that you please fill out the below registration form and postmark by Saturday, June 30, 2012.

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We have lots of great things going on in this month’s issue... show results from the Midwest National Spring Show and Midwest Spring Red & White Show, our “Hot Dams” features, new GMD & DOMs from Wisconsin, another great Midwest Holsteins issue and several articles on Wisconsin members who will be recognized at the National Convention. Be sure to check out all of our advertisers’ “Hot Dams” in the Midwest Holsteins section!! If you’ve picked up this issue at the National Convention we hope you’ll enjoy reading about Wisconsin Holsteins. If you’d like to become a monthly subscriber, please call our office at 1-800-223-4269 or visit our website at Space reservations are already coming in for our July/August issue featuring Select Sires. Don’t delay call me by June 8 if you want to take advantage of the great discounts and incentives for this issue. And don’t forget about our great feature issues coming up this fall. September will include all of the summer show results and will feature District 1. October is another Midwest Holsteins issue and will include State Fair and Futurity results. And, one of our favorite projects of the year, the annual Breeder Calendar. If you want to get in on any of these features please give me a call at 608-723-4933 or email If you’ve missed any of the past few month’s issues due to lapse in membership, you can catch up on all our issues from 2011 and 2012 on our website at html. Plans are underway for the State icnic taking place August 25 at Mystic Valley Dairy, Sauk City. We’ll also be having our 2nd annual golf outing that morning at the Baraboo Country Club. Watch the July/August issue for more information on both of these events. Until next time...

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June 2012 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 11 District 1 Youth Showmanship Contest, 6:00 p.m., Eau Claire 12 District 1 Show, 9:00 a.m., Eau Claire 14 District 10 Youth Showmanship Contest, 6:00 p.m., Fond du Lac 15 District 5 Youth Showmanship Contest, 8:30 a.m., Portage 15 District 5 Show, 10:00 a.m., Portage 15 District 10 Show, 9:00 a.m., Fond du Lac 18 District 6 Youth Showmanship Contest, 5:30 p.m., Monroe 19 District 6 Show, 9:00 a.m., Monroe 19 District 4 Youth Showmanship Contest, 7:00 p.m., Neillsville 20 District 4 Show, 9:00 a.m., Neillsville 21 District 3 Youth Showmanship Contest, 6:00 p.m., Lancaster 22 District 3 Show, 9:00 a.m., Lancaster 25 District 2 Youth Showmanship Contest, 9:00 a.m., Viroqua 25 District 2 Show, 10:00 a.m., Viroqua 25 District 7 Youth Showmanship Contest, 8:30 a.m., Sturgeon Bay 25 District 7 Show, 9:30 a.m., Sturgeon Bay 25 District 8 Youth Showmanship Contest, 8:00 a.m., Beaver Dam 26 District 8 Show, 10:00 a.m., Beaver Dam 27-30 National Convention, Springfield, MO July 2012 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 16-17 Wisconsin Championship Show, Marshfield, 2:00 p.m. Monday/9:00 a.m. Tuesday 26 Central Wisconsin Summer Event, hosted by Twin-B Dairy; managed by WI District 4 Holstein Breeders, Marathon August 2012 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 2-4 WI Junior State Fair breed shows & showmanship contest 11 WHA Futurity, 5:00 p.m., WI State Fair Park 25 WHA Golf Outing, Baraboo Country Club, 8 a.m. registration, 8:30 tee time 25 WHA State Holstein Picnic, Mystic Valley Dairy, LLC, Mitch Breunig Family along with Ke-Jo Holsteins, Kevin Jorgensen, Sauk City, WI, 11 a.m. September 2012 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon & Wood counties 8 The Marathon sale, Athens 17 Car-Bon Complete Dispersal, Carl & Bonnie Werner, owners; managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.; Beaver Dam 25 Fond du Lac Holstein Classic, sponsored by Fond du Lac Holstein Breeders Assoc.; managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc., Fond du Lac Other Upcoming Events Dec. 28-30, 2012 2013 Junior Convention, hosted by Rock County Feb. 22-24, 2013 2013 Adult Convention, hosted by Marathon County

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6HO1126 BRIGEEN ROCKWELL-ET USA 137941663 100% RHA-NA aAa: 234156 DMS: 126, 561

April 2012 Sire Summary:

TPI +2068 Milk +1920 +.07% +90F +.01% +60P 82%R Type +2.18 UDC +1.21 FLC +1.97 Calving Ease = 7% 60 daughters 40 herds

Daughter of ROCKWELL: Cycle Norma Rockwell, Cycle Farm, Wisconsin, USA

Design by Laura Wackershauser Wisconsin Holstein Publications

ONLY PROGENY TESTED BULL +2.00 TYPE & 150 LBS. FAT AND PROTEIN Sire: Jenny-Lou Mrshl Toystory-ET Dam: Brigeen Morty Rhonda EX-92 DOM 2-00 2x 365 34,270 4.4 1494 3.2 1092 Gr’Dam: Brigeen Convincer Rhonda EX-95 2E GMD DOM 4-10 2x 365 66,420 4.3 2839 2.9 1943

3rd Dam: Brigeen Emory Raisa-ET EX-92 2-00 2x 365 22,820 3.6 813 3.1 701 4th Dam: Brigeen-C Integrit Robin-ET EX-95 2E DOM 5th Dam: C Haselmere Prelude Rhoda EX-91 GMD Descends from “Queen of the Breed” Roxy

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