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June 2016

Volume 88 No. 6

Midwest Holsteins issue Midwest Spring National Show results WI Herds of Excellence District 8 report Breeder Profile: Warmka Holsteins

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VOLUME 88 No. 6

Features: 8 12 14 16 18 21

Midwest Spring National Show results MIdwest Spring Red & White Show results #OneBlackandWhite - Steve & Amanda Killian Breeder Profile - Warmka Holsteins Wisconsin’s Herds of Excellence WI Championship Show information

Departments: 6 7 19 20 21 22 24 25 26

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs From the President: Kevin Jorgensen District 8 report Paige’s Pastures: WHA Princess Attendant Paige Nelson Breeder Business Cards WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover photo by Cybil Fisher features Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, EX-95, the Grand Champion of the Holstein and Red & White shows at the 2016 Wisconsin Dairy Showcase. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2016

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs L Siemers Holsteins, Newton, was recently recognized with a 2016 Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability award by The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Congratulations! J The WI Holstein office is in search of a copy of the June 1968 Wisconsin Holstein News to complete our archived collection. If you have a copy you’d like to donate, please mail to WHA at 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913 or bring to any WHA event. K Our condolences to the families of Donald Lee, Bob Hopkins, Bill Frankenhoff, Geri Cooper and Britney Ebert on their recent passings. Full obituaries are printed below. The Wisconsin Holstein News encourages readers and members to submit information for the Wisconsin Holstein Briefs column. We are looking for news of a wedding, birth announcement, award winner or death that Wisconsin Holstein breeders should know about. High quality, submitted photos will be printed if space is available. Please submit your information to the Wisconsin Holstein News by mail at PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; or email to

Obituaries Donald Lee

Donald B. Lee, 90, passed away peacefully in the loving presence of his family on April 29, 2016 at his home. He was born February 5, 1926 to Roland and Ada (nee Johnson) Lee in Racine, Wis. Don was a proud Army Veteran and served 5.5 years in the Army Reserves after his discharge. Don met the love of his life, Carol Rhodes, at a local skating rink and they married on November 4, 1950. During their 65-year marriage, they raised four children and, in addition to many other accomplishments, they remained each other’s true loves. Don and Carol owned and operated their own successful dairy farm together. Don gave back to his community by serving on many local boards and committees including: Sylvania Cemetery Board, Yorkville School Board for 12 years, Racine Milk Producers Board, Yorkville United Methodist Church Committee and he served as President of Yorkville/Mount Pleasant Town Mutual for a time. For recreation, Don enjoyed participating in his Ives Grove Golf League, especially when he got a hole-in-one at the age of 87. Don looked forward every year to his Canadian fishing trip with his sons and grandsons. He also enjoyed playing cards with the same group of friends for 55 years. Donald is survived by his beloved wife, Carol; their four children, Jeffrey (Beverly) Lee, Terry Lee, Dennis (Laura) Lee, and Mark (Ann) Lee; their eight grandchildren, Alison (Mark), Brian, Maureen, Kelly (Tyler Reynolds), Wyatt, Jacob (Haley), Jordan (Angela), and Megan; and three great-grandchildren, Emilie, Miles, and Sawyer. He is also survived by Carol’s brothers, Wendell (Janet) Rhodes and Frank (Diane) Rhodes. Donald was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Mary; his parents, Roland and Ada; and his eleven siblings. Memorials in Donald’s memory to Yorkville United Methodist Church or Hospice Alliance of Pleasant Prairie. Condolences may be left at

Robert James Hopkins

Lifelong dairy farmer Robert “Bob” James Hopkins, of Ottawa passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at AngelsGrace Hospice at age 83. He was born in Waukesha on August 7, 1932 the son of John and Ella (nee Schmidt) Hopkins. Bob was a 1950 graduate of Waukesha High School. On August 29, 1953 he married Audrey Thoss at Grace Lutheran Church in Waukesha. Bob was a fourth generation dairy farmer and spent his entire life on the home farm. He was a volunteer with the Waukesha County Fair and along with his wife was proud to serve as the Waukesha County Fair Marshal in 2010. He was a member of the Waukesha County Holstein Breeders, the Tri-State Breeders Association, the Waukesha County Farm Bureau and the Waukesha County Dairy Promotion Committee. Bob was a lifetime member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wales. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 62 years, Audrey Hopkins of Ottawa and their children, Lee (Donna) Hopkins of Ottawa, Rick (Robin) Hopkins of Wales and Ann (Kevin) Condon of Oshkosh and his daughter-in-law Laurel Hopkins of Waukesha. He was the cherished grandfather of Matthew (Kristina) Hopkins, Kurt Hopkins, Tony (Allison) Hopkins, 6–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2016

Ella, Luke and Sean Hopkins, Amanda (Jared) Beauchamp, Megan Hopkins and Erin, David and Nathan Condon and great-grandfather of Lily, Aubrey, Jacob and another on the way. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Kenneth, son Dale Hopkins, his brother Edward Hopkins and sisters Eleanor Hopkins and Evelyn Burrie. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to AngelsGrace Hospice, N74 W35908 Servants’ Way, Oconomowoc, WI 53066; to the Patient Access Network Foundation, 1331 F Street NW, Suite 975, Washington DC 20004; or to the family.

William Frankenhoff

William L. Frankenhoff, 79, of Boscobel and formerly of Fennimore, died Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital. William was born on June 1, 1936, in Madison, to Kenneth and Esther (Pasold) Frankenhoff. He lived most of his life on the family dairy farm located on Hwy. 61 north of Fennimore, purchasing the farm from his father in the mid-1960s. The first eight years of his education were at the one-room Rock School near the family farm; his was the last class to go through all the grades there before the school was closed. He graduated from Fennimore High School in 1954. His expertise in the field of Holstein evaluations led to him being named Wisconsin State Dairy Judging Champion in 1954 and to his serving as an alternate on the Wisconsin judging team at National Cattle Congress in 1955. For many years, he helped prepare both the Fennimore High School dairy judging team and the University of WisconsinPlatteville team for their competitions. He also participated in the Grant County show animal project, taking an active interest with each project animal from his farm: checking on its progress throughout the year and helping its new owner clip and fit it for the show ring. He sold many Registered Holstein dairy heifers and bulls for export around the world, helping farmers in other countries improve their herds. A long-time member of both the Wisconsin Holstein Association and Holstein Association USA, he received the Progressive Breeders Award multiple times. He served on the board of Liberty Mutual Insurance based in Stitzer for 39 years and was treasurer of that town mutual insurance company for about 20 years. As a member of the Boscobel Kiwanis Club, he especially enjoyed selling peanuts for its annual fundraiser. He was also a long time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fennimore. On October 17, 1964, he married Mary Kay Trappe, in Monona, Iowa. The two worked side-by-side, and later with their son Brent, on the family farm in Fennimore until the couple retired and moved to Boscobel in 2000. Throughout his life, he enjoyed milking his cows, playing cards, visiting with friends, helping neighbors, and attending his son’s concerts and other performances. He is survived by his wife, Mary of Boscobel, and his son Brent, daughter-in-law Kim, and grandson Brad of Iola, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Geraldine Cooper

Geraldine “Gerry” F. Cooper, age 88, passed away, with her husband and son present, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Waunakee Manor. She was born on June 18, 1927 to Louis and Frieda (Lintner) Sommer in the Town of Windsor. Gerry married Maurice Cooper on February 18, 1950 at Arlington United Methodist Church. Gerry graduated from DeForest High School in 1945. She worked as a teletype operator for Western Union, belonged to the Merry-Maids Homemaker Club, was a Token Creek Lions Club Charter Member, a longtime 4-H Leader, and also known for her raised donuts, strong Christian faith, love of family, and service to the community. Gerry and Maurice were life-long Registered Holstein breeders that were well known and respected within the industry. They both received the Distinguished Holstein Senior Breeder Award, the Wisconsin Master Agriculturist Award, and belong to the Wisconsin Master Farmers Group. She is survived by her husband; children, Bonnie Cooper of North York, Ontario, Canada, Donna (James) Humphreys of Clayton MO, Barbara (Roger) Sherman of Twin Lakes, William (Pamela) Cooper of DeForest, Raymond (Tracy) Cooper of Lakeville, MN, and David (Cindy) Cooper of Sun Prairie; grandchildren, Andi, Vicki (Kenny), Juli, Ami, Luke, Matthew, Rachel, Sarah, Cameron (Amy), Jordan, Austin, Morgan, and step-grandchildren: Kim (Steve), Lindsay and Michael (Megan); great-

grandchild Abbigail; sister Betty Lou Smith; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Cooper and Helen Cooper. And an extended family including generations of many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; grandchild, Ashley Cooper; sister, Verna (Francis) Cooper; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Walter Cooper, Ruth Cooper, Alan Cooper, Francis Cooper, Lucile Cooper, Elizabeth (Edwin) Messmer and Merwyn Smith. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association.

Britney Ebert

In the final minutes of Thursday, May 12, Britney Raquel Ebert gained her pair of angel wings. Britney passed away unexpectedly in the presence of her mother, Renee, and father, Randy, in the comfort of her home. Britney was born on August 21,1996 in Green Bay. She lived as happy and comfortable in her 19 years as anyone can aspire to, as she was so deeply loved by anyone who knew her. Britney grew up in her loving home where she was the source of all light for her parents, Randy and Renee, older brother, Jordan, and twin sister, Whitney. Britney was not born with special needs, she was born with limitations. In a world filled with peer pressure, she did not live a single one of her days to impress anyone else. She was as honest as a person could be. Even before the day that Brit entered this world she was given limits to what she could do. She exceeded everyone's expectations and touched more people than we all wish to in our lives. All the while, she taught us to realize and appreciate what really matters in life. These things will not change. She will live on in us forever, just as our love for her. Much like Britney’s relationship with Emily, our appreciation for the Rankin family simply cannot be put into words. Emily started as an aide for Brit at school, but her love for Britney exceeded far beyond that. Their welcoming home, just down the road, became one of few places where Brit felt comfortable and content. Jayme and Emily Rankin and their family became Brit's extended family and the bond between themselves and Brit will live on forever. “Britty” as all her loved ones knew her, is survived by her full immediate family; maternal grandparents, Wenzel Jr. and Karen Hrabik (Grandpa and Grandma “Bucko”); paternal grandparents, Henry Jr. and Carol Ebert (Grandpa and Grandma on the Farm); aunts, uncles, and cousins, Jack and Rhonda Jadin and their son Taylor and his fiance Abby; Ron and Sheila Powers and their children Tyler, Samantha, and Tommy; Troy and Vicki Hrabik and their sons Brandon and Bryce; Rick Hrabik and special friend Mary and her son Greg; Steve and Suzie Sutherland, his daughter Nikki and Dave Dion and their sons Darren and Jacob, his daughter Erica Sutherland and her son Kyler. Britney will always be remembered by her grandparents as their “special little girl”. Brit is joining in heaven her maternal great-grandparents, Orville and Elda Duescher; Wenzel Sr. and Ella Hrabik, later married to Lorraine; her paternal great-grandparents, Elmer and Myrtle Mickelson, later married to Florence; Henry Sr. and Viola Ebert. The Ebert family would like to give a special thanks to Pastor Moll, the Algoma Rescue, Kew. Co. Sheriff's Dept., and coroner. We greatly appreciate their kind words and actions in this difficult time. Britney had a love for school because of all the awesome people that influenced her life while she was there. Over the course of her much too short life, Britney was surrounded by the most loving and genuine community that one could ever hope for. Britney, we will miss your hand to hold, your smile to brighten our day, and the indefinable way that you expressed yourself. Most of all, we will miss your hugs and kisses. We will look back forever and reflect that the little things you taught us were actually the big things. Our house will not be the same without “our little greeter”, but we look forward to you greeting us in Heaven. We love you forever Babe.

From your President Kevin Jorgensen Hello fellow Holstein breeders! Hopefully summer has arrived where you are and that your hay making was fruitful and rain free! This will certainly be an exciting summer when it comes to Holstein activities and I wish you all the best of luck this show season as District Shows are right around the corner. It is easily my favorite time of year and district shows have always been great activities to work and compete with your fellow local breeders. It will also be an exciting summer for our junior members as we are launching our first ever separate Junior show at the Championship Show in July. Be sure to enter for it at your district show and if you would like to exhibit at both shows, it is just an additional $10 fee. Thursday will be primarily devoted to our Juniors as it will begin with our Junior Show with Reid Stransky from Minnesota as the judge and followed by the state showmanship contest. Juniors must be selected from the showmanship contests at the District Shows, so make sure to participate there as well. The last activity of the day will be the All-WI Junior Judging contest - so they will have an action packed day! The Red and White as well as Jersey Championship shows will start on Friday morning, and Friday evening at 5:00 p.m. we will begin the WHA Championship heifer show with Carl Phoenix officiating. We will conclude on Saturday morning with one of the premier cow shows in the nation at 9:00 a.m. National Convention will be here soon as well and we have a great slate of delegates representing you. Jim Rickert of Rickland Farms is running as an At-Large Board of Director candidate. Our juniors will be in full force with Manitowoc County representing us in the junior division of Dairy Bowl and Dane County in the senior division. There will be many others participating in Dairy Jeopardy as well as Speaking contests. I want to recognize eight very deserving young people that are receiving the highest awards you can achieve as a junior member. Matthew Kramer, Nicole Pralle, Jordan Siemers and Elizabeth Sarbacker are all National Distinguished Junior Member semi-finalists and Kaianne and Kalista Hodorff, Kylie Nickels and Hannah Nelson are all Younger DJM’s and you should all be very proud of your accomplishments. I know all of these young people personally and they are incredibly deserving and flat out great kids. Be sure to mark your calendars for August 27th as the Brian and Wendy Fust family will be hosting our state picnic, and in typical Marathon County fashion, it will be an event you won’t want to miss! May the rest of your summer be fun and safe and look forward to seeing you at all these events. In Holsteins we trust! KJ

Welcome to These New Members

Adult members: Mahr City View Farm, Stanley Jeffrey Haumschild, Milladore Paul Schmidt, Bonduel Jason Volker, Maynard, IA Hayden Gnewikow, Wilton Junior members: Grace & Eve Clark, Rosendale Levi Peterson, Arena Rachel Gries, Valders Kayla Trustem, Evansville Dakota Brown, Brooklyn Calista & Camille La Crosse, Kewaunee Casey Legois, New Franken

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2016 Midwest Spring National Show The 2016 Midwest Spring National Show was held during the Wisconsin Dairy Showcase at the New Holland Pavilions on the Grand Champion parade Alliant Energy grounds in Madison, Wis., on Saturday, April 23. Judge Tim Abbott placed 232 animals - 148 heifers and 84 cows. After winning the Red & White Spring show the previous day, Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, made it a double victory for Milk Source LLC by taking home the Grand Champion title. Reserve Grand Champion was the Intermediate Champion, Beaverbrock Goldwyn Zoey-ET, owned by Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms. Judge Abbott commented, “It’s been a fun day,... thank you for the opportunity to judge your show. For me, the five-year-old cow is on the money. I think she wins the show pretty easy for me. My intermediate champions, that great pair of three-year-olds, follow this cow. They have the tremendous frame and udders, so they will be reserve and honorable mention.” Reserve Senior Champion was TK-Plain-View Ripley also owned by Milk Source LLC. Selected as Reserve Intermediate Champion and Best Udder of the Show was Arolene Goldwyn Divine owned by Jason Volker, Dan Hovden and Rosedale Genetics Ltd. Judge Abbott stated that the Senior 3-year-old class was the toughest class of the day and “these two senior 3-year-olds are on the money. I love the frame, Grand Champions: Left to right - sponsor Sandy Morris, WHA Princess the udders, and I think they’re a pretty logical Intermediate and Reserve IntermeKati Kindschuh, Jodi Hoynoski of Holstein USA, Joe Kietzman on the diate Champion.” halter of Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, Tom Cull on the halter of Topping the heifer show was Noah Bilz’ winning spring yearling, Damibel Airlift Marisa. She was followed by Siemers Rgd Lady-Haya-ET, owned by Crystal, Beaverbrock Goldwyn Zoey-ET, WHA Princess Attendant Paige Nelson, Mark Rueth on the halter of Arolene Goldwyn Divine and Judge Tim Abbott. Jordan, Josh, Jake, Conner and Lauren Siemers, who was also the Junior Champion of the Junior Show. Judge Abbott commented, “For me today, the spring yearling class was the class of the day, it was ten heifers deep that were very competitive. I’m going to stick with my pair of spring yearlings – my winner is just crisp, beautiful. The heifer in reserve is just a little tighter across the top of her loin, a little longer and leaner in her neck right now.” Claiming top honors in a competitive Junior Show was Conner Erbsen’s Senior 3-Year-Old, RJR Sid 3273-ET. Reserve Champion was Cory Schmidt’s Junior 2-Year-Old, Jacobs Windbrook Delay-ET. Judge Abbott admired this pair of cows, saying “I love the senior 3-year-old cow, a cow with just a fantastic udder and a ton of dairyness, love the way the cow comes at you. If you were going to change her you’d tighten her up in the loin just a touch, but with an udder like that, boy, she can go a long way. Then I loved the junior two, she was in the top half of a tough class and has a bright, bright future ahead of her.” Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior Show was Oakfield Brokaw Thelma-ET owned by Jacob, Logan & Madison Harbaugh. Duckett Holsteins took home Premier Breeder honors while Milk Source LLC Grand Champions of the Junior Show: WHA Princess Kati was named Premier Exhibitor. Kindschuh, Jodi Hoynoski of Holstein USA, Connor Erbsen on the The Wisconsin Holstein Association would like to thank all the show sponsors and class sponsors that helped to make the Midwest Spring National Show a success. halter of RJR Sid 3273-ET, Cory Schmidt on the halter of Jacobs Windbrook Delay-ET, and WHA Princess Attendant Paige Nelson. Following are the top 5 placings in each class. Winter Calf - 20: 1. (B&O) Bluff-Ridge Sid Stawberry, Sarah Butler, Arrowsmith, IL 2. Budjon-Vail Dormn Ameera-ET, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI 3. Budjon-Vail Drmn Ashley-ET, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI 4. Ludwigs-DG Drm Everlast-ET, Legendholm Holsteins, Fithian, IL 5. (1JR) Butlerview Door Eva-ET, Matthew & Danielle Pacheco, Miles, Macray & Madison Price, Martinton, IL (2JR) Gildale A-Jack Truffle-Red, Nicole Wright, Johnson Creek, WI (Genetic Merit) Straussdale Im Adorable-ET, C, E & E Strauss & C & A Brandel, Lake Mills, WI Fall Calf - 31: 1. (B&O) Ryan-GF Brady Civil-ET, Chad & Mark Ryan & Nathan Goldenberg, Fond du Lac, WI 2. Lyn-Vale Brokaw Bellavitano, William Schultz III, Waldo, WI 3. Jacobs Doorman Izia, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI 4. Comestar Laudolby Doorman, Devon Benfer, Concordia, KS 5. (1JR) Oakfield Brokaw Thelma-ET, Jacob, Logan & Madison Harbaugh, Marion, WI (2JR) Goldstreak Dempsey Riley, Benjamin & Sara Kronberg, Milton, WI (Genetic Merit) Golden8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2016

Oaks Line Em Up-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL (JrB&O) WelshEdge Gonna B Great-ET, David Petersheim, Viroqua Summer Yearling - 33: 1. (B&O) Crave Beemer Azalea 9308, Crave Brothers Farm LLC, Waterloo, WI 2. Golden-Oaks All That As-Red, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL 3. (1JR, JrB&O) MS Prestige Gen Sid Lovely, Miles Price & Caitlyn & Blake Meyer, Martinton, IL 4. (2JR) BlackRock Doorman Deb 001, Alek Krueger, DePere, WI 5. Milksource Atw Gabriella-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI (Genetic Merit) Straussdale My Big Baby, Erin, Emily & Carly Strauss, Lake Mills, WI Spring Yearling - 28: 1. Damibel Airlift Marisa, Noah Bilz, Dorchester, WI 2. (1JR, B&O) Siemers Rgd Lady-Haya-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton, WI 3. Siemers About Greta-Red-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton, WI 4. Ludwigs-DG Raindrop, D Ludwig Farms LLC, Fithian, IL 5. Jeffrey-WAy Dorrmn Tamelian, Jeff & Kate Hendrickson, Belleville, WI (2JR, JrB&O) Prestige-Gen GC Anthem-ET, Miles Price, Martinton, IL (Genetic Merit) Crave Atwood Anna 9121-ET, Roseanne Crave, Waterloo,

WI Winter Yearling - 16: 1. (B&O) Milksource Defnt Twinkle-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 2. (Genetic Merit) Cross-Wake More Annalyse-ET, Callie & Conway Krohlow & Megan Lauber, Union Grove, WI 3. Jacobs Contrast Brook, David & Cindy Hoese, Glencoe, MN 4. JeffreyWay Mc Tilgarden, Jeff & Kate Hendrickson, Belleville, WI 5. Heatherstone Mspersonality, Chelsea Holschbach, Baraboo, WI (1JR) Miss Jedabar Armani Gem-ET, Connor Erbsen, Lanark, IL (2JR) Red-Brae Formost Lila, Elise & Brady Bleck, Glenbeulah, WI Fall Yearling - 18: 1. Greenlark Lucille Atwood, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI 2. DJ-Purepride Aft Paris-ET, Tyler Brueggen, Arpin, WI 3. Jacobs Goldwyn Chase-ET, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL 4. Jacobs Goldwyn Buttershot-ET, Tim, Barb & Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac, WI 5. (B&O) Ziems Atwood Elani-ET, Ziems Farms & Tim & Leah Ziemba, Elkhorn, WI (1JR) Kaymanor Luxembourg, Chase Warren, Levi Banowetz & Renee Pierick, Burlington, WI (Genetic Merit) MS Apple Atisha-ET, Megan Breuch, Stoughton, WI (2JR) Synergy McCutchen September, Britney Boelk, Oakfield, WI Junior Champion of the Junior Show: Siemers Rgd Lady-Haya-ET, Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Conner & Lauren Siemers, Newton, WI Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior Show: Oakfield Brokaw Thelma-ET, Jacob, Logan & Madison Harbaugh, Marion, WI Junior Champion: Damibel Airlift Marisa, Noah Bilz, Dorchester, WI Reserve Junior Champion: Siemers Rgd Lady-Haya-ET, Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Conner & Lauren Siemers, Newton, WI Junior Best Three - 2: 1. Crave Brothers Farm LLC, Waterloo, WI 2. Golden Oaks, Wauconda, IL Unfresh 2 Year Old - 2: 1. (B&O) MS Ziems Gold Chip Havana, Ziems Fms, Kevin & Barb & Tim & Leah Ziemba, Elkhorn, WI 2. Hahncrest Guthrie Ellyce, Windfall Holsteins, Dane, WI Junior 2 Year Old - 15: 1. (BU) Lacfraser GW Atwood Silver, MB Lucky Fm, G Morasci, Eaton & Lundy, Modesto, CA 2. MS-AOL Cntndr Rookie-Red-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 3. (B&O) MS OehMy Atwood Veida-ET, Jenna Langer & Joel Kietzman, DeForest, WI 4. Bri-Mel-Acres AW Gina, Caitlin & Blake Meyer, Manteno, IL 5. NovaTMJ Atwood Estra, Milk Source LLC & Nova Reg Holsteins Inc., Kaukauna, WI (1JR) Jacobs Windbrook Delay-ET, Cory Schmidt, Cosmos, MN (2JR, Genetic Merit) MS Happys McCutch Me-ET, Miles, Kanani & Soren Price, Martinton, IL Senior 2 Year Old - 19: 1. (BU) Hillpine B Anya-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 2. Lingle Gold Freaky Girl-ET, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI 3. (B&O) Duckett Sid Tizz-ET, Michael & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI 4. Ludwigs-DG GW Atwood Elaney, Ludwig Farms, Fithian, IL 5. Jacobs Absolute Milou-ET, Golden Oaks Farms, Wauconda, IL (1JR) Ryan-Vu Gchip Claudette-ET, Joshua & Joseph Opsal, Blue Mounds, WI (2JR) Milgene Big Red Jezolantern, Courtney Ewert, Hustisford, WI (Genetic Merit) Merkline Doorman Pallas-ET, Kimberly Keller, Mt. Horeb, WI Junior 3 Year Old - 6: 1. (BU) Comestar Hodree Goldwyn-ET, Connery, Hetts & Majestic View, Sun Prairie, WI 2. Rubis Goldsun Lexie, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 3. (B&O, Genetic Merit) MS Trust, Troy & Darin Zoellner, Groton, SD 4. Prestige-Gen A S Kicker-ET, Tim, Leah & Barb Ziemba & Jeff Cole, Elkhorn, WI 5. Willolea Smiling Atwood, Chuck & David Will & Jerry Muzzy, Underwood, MN Senior 3 Year Old - 15: 1. Beaverbrock Goldwyn Zoey-ET, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI 2. (BU, Prod) Arolene Goldwyn Divine, J Volker, D Hovden & Rosedale Genetics Ltd., Maynard, IA 3. Ploegsway Goldwyn Nuts is U-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 4. (1JR) RJR Sid 3273-ET, Connor Erbsen, Lanark, IL 5. Routina Zelgadis Paige, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI (B&O, 2JR, JrB&O) KnH-Endres Atlantic Orlando, Tyler, Cole & Mikayla Endres, Lodi, WI (Genetic Merit) Banberg Reality Wendy, Levi Banowetz, Charlotte, IA Intermediate Champion: Beaverbrock Goldwyn Zoey-ET, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI Reserve Intermediate Champion: Arolene Goldwyn Divine, J Volker, D Hovden & Rosedale Genetics Ltd., Maynard, IA

Best Udder of the Show Arolene Goldwyn Divine

Junior Champions: WHA Princess Kati Kindschuh, Noah Bilz on the halter of Damibel Airlift Marisa, Crystal Siemers on the halter of Siemers Rgd Lady-Haya-ET, WHA Princess Attendant Paige Nelson and Judge Tim Abbott. 4 Year Old - 11: 1. (BU) TK-Plain-View Ripley, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 2. (B&O) Siemers Atwood Monalisa, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton, WI 3. Budjon-JK Sid Elyssa-ET, Parker Hardy, Tipton, MI 4. Long-Haven Sid Carla, K Doeberiener, L Bowen & M Heath, West Salem, OH 5. Cavanaleck BG Bruin, Majestic View Genetics, Connery & Shore, Sun Prairie, WI (Genetic Merit) Duckett Fever Tahoe-ET, Michael II & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI (Prod) Duckett Fever TrendyET, Michael II & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI (1JR, JrB&O) Shorties-TSB Gold Daybreak, Tessa & Stella Schmocker & Blake Mell, Whitewater, WI 5 Year Old - 9: 1. (BU) Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 2. Dream-Prairie GW Alberta-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI 3. Kingsmill Atwood Allison-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma, WI 4. (B&O, Prod) Crisdhome Durham Crayola-ET, J Volker, D Hovden & J Kruschke, Maynard, IA 5. Craigcrest Rub Gold RhiannaET, Parker Hardy, Tipton, MI (Genetic Merit) Powerhaus Atwood Taree, Holtland Holsteins LLC, Fennimore, WI 6 Year and Older - 7: 1. Sandy-Valley Atwd Blacky-ET, Michael II & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI 2. (BU) Laidlawn Sanchez Gemini, Michael II & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI 3. Birdview Dynasty Demi-ET, Heatherstone Enterprises Inc., Baraboo, WI 4. (B&O, Genetic Merit) Pine-Shelter Carlia Wood-ET, Molly Alberts, Pine Island, MN 5. (1JR, Prod) Gildale Advent Primrose, Kayli, Kalista & Kaianne Hodorff, Eden, WI (2JR) Nor-Way-Pete Sanchez Stacy, Nathan Arthur, Knute Hovden & Cole Baker, Maynard, IA 150,000 lb. Cow - 2: 1. (BU, B&O) Team Durham Morgan-ET, Team Holsteins, Hampshire, IL 2. (1JR, Prod, Genetic Merit) Rose-Lyn S Storm Cypress, Tori Evert, Brooklyn, WI Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show: KnH-Endres Atlantic Orlando, Tyler, Cole & Mikayla Endres, Lodi, WI Senior & Grand Champion of the Junior Show: RJR Sid 3273-ET, Connor Erbsen, Lanark, IL Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show: Jacobs Windbrook Delay-ET, Cory Schmidt, Cosmos, MN Best Udder of Show: Arolene Goldwyn Divine, J Volker, D Hovden & Rosedale Genetics Ltd., Maynard, IA Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Siemers Atwood Monalisa, Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Conner & Lauren Siemers, Newton, WI Senior & Grand Champion of the Show: Strans-Jen-D Tequila-RedET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI Reserve Senior Champion of the Show: TK-Plain-View Ripley, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI Reserve Grand Champion of the Show: Beaverbrock Goldwyn ZoeyET, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI Best Three Females - 1: 1. Duckett Holsteins, Rudolph, WI Produce of Dam - 2: 1. Produce of Frozenes Durham Velma, Joel Kietzman, Waunkakee, WI 2. Produce of KnH-Endres Jasper Olivia, KnH-Endres, Lodi, WI Dam & Offspring - 1: 1. Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI Premier Breeder: Duckett Holsteins, Rudolph, WI Premier Exhibitor: Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI Premier Sire: Braedale Goldwyn State Herd: Wisconsin wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2016-9

Winter Calf: Award sponsor Campbell Booth, Princess Kati Kindschuh, Bluff-Ridge Sid Strawberry, Paul Trapp and Sarah Butler

Fall Calf: Princess Kati Kindschuh, Ryan-GF Brady Civil-ET and Chad Ryan

Summer Yearling: Princess Kati Kindschuh, Crave Beemer Azalea 9308 and Patrick Crave

Spring Yearling: Princess Kati Kindschuh, Damibel Airlift Marisa, Aaron Eaton and Noah Bilz

Winter Yearling: Princess Kati Kindschuh, Milksource Defnt Twinkle-ET and Paul Trapp

Fall Yearling: Award sponsor Joan Judd, Princess Kati Kindschuh, Greenlark Lucille Atwood and Tom Cull

Unfresh 2 Year Old: Princess Kati Kindschuh, Ms Ziems Gold Chip Havana and Barb Ziemba

Junior 2 Year Old: Princess Kati Kindschuh, Lacfraser GW Atwood Silver and Tom Cull

Senior 2 Year Old: Princess Kati Kindschuh, Hillpine B Anya-ET and Annette Ostrom

Junior 3 Year Old: Princess Kati Kindschuh, Comestar Hodree Goldwyn-ET, Rodney Hetts, Randy Connery and Rhonda Shore

Senior 3 Year Old: Princess Kati Kindschuh, Beaverbrock Goldwyn Zoey-ET and Tom Cull

4 Year Old: Princess Kati Kindschuh, TK-Plain-View Ripley and John Vosters

Junior Best Three: Princess Kati Kindschuh, Brian Coyne, Roseanne Crave & Patrick Crave

Produce of Dam: Annette Ostrom, Jenna Langer, Ryan & Megan Lauber and Princess Kati Kindschuh 10–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2016

5 Year Old: Princess Kati Kindschuh, StransJen-D Tequila-Red-ET and Joe Kietzman

6 Year Old & Older: Princess Kati Kindschuh, Sandy-Valley Atwd Blacky-ET and Mike Duckett

Champion B&O of Junior Show: Princess Kati Kindschuh, KnH-Endres Atlantic Orlando, Mikayla and Princess Attendant Paige Nelson

150,000 lb. Cow: Princess Kati Kindschuh, Team Durham Morgan-ET and Paul Trapp

Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Jodi Hoynoski of Holstein USA, Siemers Atwood Monalisa, Paul Siemers and Princess Kati Kindschuh

Junior Champions of the Junior Show: WHA Princess Kati Kindschuh, Crystal Siemer-Peterman on the halter of Siemers Rgd Lady-Haya-ET, Jacob Harbaugh on the halter of Oakfield Brokaw Thelma-ET, WHA Princess Attendant Paige Nelson and Judge Tim Abbott

Intermediate Champions: Judge Tim Abbott, WHA Princess Kati Kindschuh, Tom Cull on the halter of Beaverbrock Goldwyn Zoey-ET, Mark Rueth on the halter of Arolene Goldwyn Divine, Dan Hovden, WHA Princess Paige Nelson and Jason Volker

Premier Exhibitor: Milk Source LLC

Premier Breeder: Duckett Holsteins

wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2016-11

Midwest Spring Red & White Show Jefferson, WI • Judge: Brandon Ferry • 84 Shown Winter Calf (8): 1. Schluter Stella Lee-Red-ET, Legendholm Holsteins & T&L Cattle Co., Fithian, IL 2. Duckett Okal Letty-Red-ET, Michael & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI 3. (1JR) Gildale A-Jack Truffle-Red, Nicole Wright, Johnson Creek, WI 4. (2JR) Milksource DT Amazon-Red-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia, WI 5. (3JR) Mauk E Way Dft Kylie-RedET, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth, WI Fall Calf (8): 1. Brook-Corner Deft Tango-Red, Austen Schmidt, Cascade, WI 2. (1JR) Koebele Barbwire Glory-Red, Robby Koebele, Teutopolis, IL 3. Sorg-Land Redneck Party-Red, Taylor & Kelsey Riedel, Spring Green, WI 4. Milksource Taz Franny-Red, Crescentmead & Milk Source, LLC, Ixonia, WI 5. Highlife-LP Ad Giavanna-Red, Highlife-LP Farms, Alma Center, WI (2JR) Cleland Defiant Kailene-Red, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth, WI Summer Yearling (10): 1. Golden-Oaks All That As-Red, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL 2. Cow-Palace Apple Trixie-Red, San-Ron Holsteins, Sheboygan, WI 3. Crescentmead Sweet Pea-Red, Milk Source LLC & Grady Wendorf, Ixonia, WI 4. Cleland Armni Adaira-Red-ET, Hylife Holsteins & Windfall Holsteins, Fox Lake, WI 5. Lyons-DL Atwell RebaRed, Michael Lyons, Castalia, IA (1JR) Ourway Absolute Rose-Red, Hailey Raymond, Brooklyn, WI (2JR) L-Shot Armani Rockstar-Red, Chase & Jaylon Warren, Burlington, WI Spring Yearling (11): 1. Siemers About Greta-Red-ET, Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers, Newton, WI 2. Milksource Dft Lexus-Red-ET, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 3. Deslacs Absolute Alkina-Red-ET, Budjon & Vail, Lomira, WI 4. (1JR) Golden-Rose Bwire Cloud-Red, Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Fond du Lac, WI 5. Milksource Seisme D-Red-ETN, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, WI (2JR) BoothHaven Lady In-Red-ET, Cole, Ava, & Campbell Booth, Plymouth, WI Winter Yearling (4): 1. Milksource Dnt Talia-Red-ET, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 2. (1JR) Forest-Ridge A Mopsy-Red-ET, J,L & M Harbaugh, A & A Loehr, Marion, WI 3. (2JR) Lyn-Vale Cherry Wine-Red-ET, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth, WI 4. (3JR) Milksource Dfnt Lava-Red-ET, leased to Brittni Gomm, Seymour, WI Fall Yearling (4): 1. Milksource Wire Racket-Red, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 2. (1JR) Intense Absolute Twitty-Red-ET, Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Watertown, WI 3. Lyons-DL AJ Gingercreme-Red, Michael Lyons, Castalia, IA 4. (2JR) Mil-R-Mor Audacity-Red-ET, Garrett Dahlk, Verona, WI Junior Champion of the Junior Show: Golden-Rose Bwire Cloud-Red, Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Fond du Lac, WI Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior Show: Forest-Ridge A Mopsy-Red-ET, J,L & M Harbaugh, A & A Loehr, Marion, WI Junior Champion of the Show: Siemers About Greta-Red-ET, Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers, Newton, WI Reserve Junior Champion of the Show: Golden-Oaks All That AsRed, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL Junior Best Three (1): 1. Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, WI Unfresh 2 Year Old (1): 1. Lichty-Acres Blaze Yoyo-Red, Jerry Muzzy

& Seth Kjellberg, Thief River Falls, MN Junior 2 Year Old (2): 1. Ms AOL Cntndr Rookie-Red-ET, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 2. (1JR) KnH-Endres Lance Fresca-Red, Tyler, Cole & Mikayla Endres, Lodi, WI Senior 2 Year Old (8): 1. Westcoast Absolute Roulette, Triple Crown Genetics & Josh Wright, Maynard, IA 2. Siemers Dfnt J-Star-Red-ET, Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers, Newton, WI 3. Greenlea A Care-Red-ETS, Pierre Boulet & Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 4. Miss Pottsdale Dfi Tang-Red, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL 5. (1JR) Golden-Oaks Absolute-Red-ET, Molly & Montana Sarbacker, Belleville, WI (2JR) Lookout Fancy-Red-ET, Chase & Jaylon Warren, Burlington, WI Junior 3 Year Old (4): 1. Miss Apple Aria-Red-ET, Apple Partners, Lanark, IL 2. St-Yle-Sa Is Springtime-Red, Stephanie Aves, Belmont, WI 3. Luck-E Ladd Jubilee-Red-ET, Matt Engel, Hampshire, IL 4. Bi-Pond De Prince Taco-Red, Aaron Albrecht, Pierz, MN Senior 3 Year Old (6): 1. MM-T Pockets Butycol-Red-ET, Michael & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI 2. Milksource Redbrst Alma-Red, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 3. Underwood Dusk Jazz-Red, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 4. Rosedale Rumor Has It-Red-ET, Rosedale Genetics, Ltd., Oxford, WI 5. Holbric Brbire A-Burner-Red, Jason Swanson, Capron, IL Intermediate Champion: MM-T Pockets Butycol-Red-ET, Michael & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI Reserve Intermediate Champion: Ms AOL Cntndr Rookie-Red-ET, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 4 Year Old (8): 2. Rosedale Perfect In-Red-ET, Rosedale Genetics, Ltd., Oxford, WI 3. Mapel Wood RR Radiance, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL 4. (1JR) Paulinn Psc Meme 919-Red-ET, Alan Kruse, Dyersville, IA 5. Ms Morsan Picol Tsunami-Red, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, WI (2JR) Lake Prairie Alison-Red-ET, Chase Warren & Levi Banowetz, Burlington, WI 5 Year Old (3): 1. Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, WI 2. Probert C Bree-Ella-Red, Kate Smith, Watertown, WI 3. Manannah-Valley Mx Gail-Red, Aaron Albrecht, Pierz, MN Aged Cow (3): 1. Hilrose Advent Anna-Red-ET, Joseph Brantmeier, Sherwood, WI 2. Cleland Absolute Coleen-Red, Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky, Owatonna, MN 3. (1JR) Miss Real Hot-Red, Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia, WI 125,000 lb. Cow (4): 1. (1JR) Cleland Advent Korie-Red-ET, Arnie, Ashley & Andy Gruenes, Richmond, MN 2. Jen-D Devil Tiffany-Red, Reid Stransky & Jeni Dingbaum, Owatonna, MN 3. Ms Hack SS Ella Rae-Red-ET, Nora Hackmann, Watertown, WI 4. Glenmar-Dale R Serenity-Red , Becky Brown, Fennimore, WI Senior & Grand Champion of the Junior Show: Cleland Advent Korie-Red-ET, Arnie, Ashley & Andy Gruenes, Richmond, MN Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show: Paulinn Psc Meme 919-Red-ET, Alan Kruse, Dyersville, IA

Junior Champions of the Junior Show: Natl. R&W Princess Carley Krull, WI R&W Princess Danielle Warmka, Nicole Wright on the halter of the HM Champion, Gildale A-Jack Truffle-Red, Jacob Harbaugh on the halter of Forest-Ridge A Mopsy-Red-ET, Kylie Nickels on the halter of Golden-Rose Bwire Cloud-Red, Dawson Nickels and Judge Brandon Ferry.

Junior Champions: Natl. R&W Princess Carley Krull, WI R&W Princess Danielle Warmka, Josh Fairbanks on the halter of Golden-Oaks All That As-Red, Chad Ryan on the halter of Siemers About Greta-Red-ET, Sherry & Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Paul Siemers and Judge Brandon Ferry.

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Senior & Grand Champion: Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, WI Reserve Senior & Grand Champion: Stranshome Simply-Red-ET, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI Best Bred & Owned of the Show: Rosedale Perfect In-Red-ET, Rosedale Genetics, Ltd., Oxford, WI Best Udder of the Show: Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, WI Best Bred & Owned of the Junior Show: Booth-Haven Lady In-Red-

ET, Cole, Ava, & Campbell Booth, Plymouth, WI Best Three Females: 1. Cleland Holsteins, Clinton, WI Dam & Daughter: 1. Reid Stransky & Jeni Dingbaum, Owatonna, MN Premier Breeder & Exhibitor: Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI Premier Sire: Apples Absolute-Red-ET

2016 WHA Treasure Quest Winners Grand Prize: Jessica Pralle, Humbird, who selected Golden-Rose Bwire Cloud-Red, entered by Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Watertown

Intermediate Champions: Judge Brandon Ferry, National R&W Princess Carley Krull, Mike Duckett on the halter of MM-T Pockets Butycol-RedET, John Vosters on the halter of Ms AOL Cntndr Rookie-Red-ET and WI R&W Princess Danielle Warmka.

Other drawing winners and their TQ “Tub” Sponsors:

Grand Champions of the Junior Show: udge Brandon Ferry, National R&W Princess Carley Krull, Ashley Gruenes, Arnie Gruenes on the halter of Cleland Advent Korie-Red-ET, Alan Kruse on the halter of Paulinn Psc Meme 919-Red-ET and WI R&W Princess Danielle Warmka.

Accelerated Genetics tub - Megan Nelson, Ettrick Apple-Vue Dairy Services, LLC tub - Gary Janssen, Island Lake, IL Blodgett Communications tub - Stella & Tessa Schmocker, Whitewater Cross, Jenks, Mercer & Maffei Law Offices tub - Hetts Family Hi-Lo-Valley Holsteins tub - Kevin Jorgensen, Waupun Hoard’s Dairyman tub - Rae Nell Halbur, Fond du Lac FS Insight tub - Dale Kranz, Columbus NASCO tub - Ami Cooper, DeForest Semex USA, Inc. tub - Pure Pride, Menomonie Wisconsin Holstein Association tub - Sherry Siemers-Peterman & Kathleen O’Keefe, Hammond World Dairy Expo tub - Tim Abbott, VT

Upcoming Issues July/August


Grand Champions: National R&W Princess Carley Krull, Tom Cull on the halter of Stranshome Simply-Red-ET, Joe Kietzman on the halter of Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, Judge Brandon Ferry and WI R&W Princess Danielle Warmka.


Accelerated Genetics issue District 5 ads due June 10 Summer Show results District 7 ads due August 10 Midwest Holsteins Futurity & State Fair results ads due September 9 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2016-13

by Ashley Yager

Steve & Amanda Killian and Castleholm T Carlo-ET, Blair If you work in the dairy industry, especially as a producer or Registered Holstein breeder, chances are high that one cow played a special part in making the decision to have a career in agriculture. This month, WHA continues the #OneBlackandWhite campaign, focusing on that one black and white Holstein cow that changed a life. For Steve and Amanda Killian, Castleholm T Carlo-ET, EX-91, paved their way into the Registered Holstein business. The Killians purchased Carlo at the Castleholm dispersal in 2003. Her high protein test (over 4.0%) and great type in the cow family piqued Steve and Amanda’s interest – she had everything they were striving to breed their herd for. Carlo was a Top 1,000 CTPI cow and backed by several generations of GMD and DOM dams. She sold over 500 days in milk, had been flushed, and wasn’t pregnant, which helped the Killians get her for a price they could afford. Steve and Amanda could have gotten discouraged after getting Carlo pregnant and having her freshen with a stillborn bull calf, but they turned it all around when they flushed her to Goldwyn. At the time, it was only the second flush they had done on the farm, and the only resulting heifer from the flush was Dirt-Road Goldwyn Cami, VG-86. “The cross of Goldwyn on the family’s high components and CTPI drew interest of foreign embryo buyers, and we started getting visitors to the farm to see her,” Steve commented. “Though we continued to work with Carlo and she produced other daughters, Cami proved to be the next great one the family. Cami was VG-86 as a two-year-old and flushed 13 times her first lactation with many embryos exported and additional family branches created here at the farm.” Cami produced many daughters, including Dirt-Road ManOMan Cameo, VG-88, who was also a heavy embryo exporter. Dirt-Road Shottle Cinderella, EX-90, was a late Shottle daughter but an important cross on Goldwyn Cami. Her daughters include Dirt-Road Gerard Cleopatra, VG-87, an individual in the top 20 GTPI cows for most of her first lactation. Cleopatra consistently produces very balanced offspring with great components and type. She joins the group of embryo exporters from the farm and has several sons in A.I., including Dirt-Road King Tut, who is owned by Select Sires and is currently being used as a mating sire. “Carlo was the first Registered Holstein we sought out and purchased at auction,” Amanda added. “Though it’s been only 13 years since we brought Carlo home, we now have calves that are five generations from her. Carlo was loved by everyone here at the farm and had a wonderful personality - a trait that nearly all members of the family inherited from her. She lived to be 13 and has over 200 descendants. Twenty bulls have gone to A.I. with more in waiting.” The Killians admit that being able to sell embryos and bulls helped their herd drastically. Not only has the extra income been vital for the farm’s survival during times of low milk prices, but it also allowed Steve and Amanda to do much more embryo transfer work than they would have otherwise been able to. Nearly all animals from the cow family have been wonderful embryo producers, averaging 15 embryos per flush. The Killians always implant several embryos from each flush in order to continue to produce the next generations from the family. From the time Steve and Amanda began to plan their marriage and future farming together, they dreamed of developing a herd that would not only be productive and profitable, but also possess genetics that other dairymen would want to invest in. They were young and bought their farm, cattle and machinery all at once in 2000. They put many of their resources toward improving the genetics and productivity of the herd. They had some cows making great records and scoring well, but because most of herd had come from grade cows and they were working to upgrade cows through Holstein USA, their pedigrees lacked some depth. For the first several years, Steve and Amanda relied solely on their milk check for income. There were years when it was really hard for the farm to survive. They were making steady progress while breeding the herd they had but Carlo was a leap in the right direction. Their genetic sales 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2016

The Killians - (top) Christian and Sam; (front) Bo, Steve, Amanda, Jack and Olivia

have become a vital part of the business. Along with exporting embryos and selling bulls to A.I. studs, the Killians raise and sell all remaining bull calves for herd sires. Through it all, the Killian’s breeding philosophy has remained the same. They will continue to strive to breed high component and high type animals. They hope to expand their genetic marketing program and continue to sell bulls to the A.I. industry. A goal they have for the future is to breed a “breed changer” sire. They truly believe that the Carlo cow family has the genetic power to do it. When it comes to advice, Steve and Amanda have this to offer, “Be a student of the industry. We have spent many hours studying bulls and traits before deciding on matings. We have never mated completely based on a number or let a computer tell us how to breed an animal. Go to sales even if you don’t plan to buy anything. Getting out to see animals and cow families is vital.” “Secondly, surround yourself with people who will challenge and inspire you. It can sometimes be hard for us to see beyond our own farm gate when we don't leave home. Making connections with those involved within different aspects the industry has helped us develop a circle of friends and colleagues whose knowledge helps us greatly. Attend the WHA annual convention, barn meetings, etc. if you can. There is a wealth of knowledge among fellow members and we were blessed to meet so many wonderful people whose support and knowledge made a huge impact on us.” “Next, continually add great genetics to your herd. Breed your cows to the best bulls that you can afford. A few dollars difference in semen can make a HUGE difference in the resulting calf. Don’t underestimate the difference one generation can make; every breeding is an important one. Purchasing an animal with great genetics can fast forward your breeding program. Though we haven’t bought very many animals since, buying Carlo was monumental for our farm. She was the one black and white cow that made a world of difference at Dirt-Road Holsteins.”

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Midwest Holsteins SUMMER 2016

Illinois • Iowa • Michigan • Minnesota • Wisconsin

Priceless Gem Craigcrest Rubies Gold Rhianna

Grand Champion at Michigan Spring Show

2nd Place at Ohio Spring Show • 5th Place at Wisconsin Spring Show Has a Doorman heifer and bull born 12/1/15 • Some pregnancies by the bull Byway Currently being Flushed • Embryos Available for Purchase

HARDYS HOLSTEINS Gregg, Shelley and Parker Hardy | PO Box 158 | Tipton, MI 49827 | Ph 517.431.2415 | Fx 517.431.2249 | Gregg’s Cell 517.403.5247 |

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Iowa Holstein Association

OFFICERS Tom Simon, President ͻϱϲϯͲϳϰϰͲϯϭϯϰ ϭϬϲϰϰĞŵĞƚĞƌLJZĚ͕&ĂƌůĞLJ͕/ϱϮϬϰϲͻƐĂƐŝŵŽŶϭϮΛŚŽƚŵĂŝů͘ĐŽŵ Trent Henkes, Vice-President ͻϱϲϯͲϳϴϯͲϮϰϳϵ ϭϴϰϲϳϭϲϱƚŚ^ƚ͕>ƵĂŶĂ͕/ϱϮϭϱϲͻƚůŚĞŶŬĞƐΛŶĞŝƚĞů͘ŶĞƚ Paula Smith, Secretary/Editor ͻϲϰϭͲϱϮϮͲϱϰϵϯ ϯϰϮϮϭϰϬƚŚ^ƚ͕ƌŽŽŬůLJŶ͕/ϱϮϮϭϭͻůĂŶŐƐŵŝƚΛŶĞƟŶƐ͘ŶĞƚ Shellie Volker, TreasurerͻϯϭϵͲϮϲϵͲϬϯϭϴ ϮϬϮϱϮϭϯϬƚŚ^ƚ͕^ƵŵŶĞƌ͕/ϱϬϲϳϰͻƐŚĞůůŝĞǀΛLJŵĂŝů͘ĐŽŵ DISTRICT DIRECTORS WĂƵů^ƚĞŵƉŇĞͻϱϲϯͲϲϯϳͲϮϰϳϭͻϭϲϳϬϳϭϬϬƚŚ^ƚ͕DĂLJŶĂƌĚ͕/ϱϬϲϱϱ Doug LyonsͻϱϲϯͲϰϭϵͲϬϮϳϱͻϭϯϭDŝůŝƚĂƌLJZĚ͕ĂƐƚĂůŝĂ͕/ϱϮϭϯϯ >ĂŶĐĞ^ĐŚƵƩĞͻϱϲϯͲϱϯϵͲϰϵϱϵͻϭϯϮϱϰ,ŝĐŬŽƌLJǀĞͻDŽŶŽŶĂ͕/ϱϮϭϱϵ Dan Bolin ͻ ϯϭϵͲϮϳϴͲϰϮϴϴͻϯϬϳϬϳϭϴϬƚŚ^ƚ͕ůĂƌŬƐǀŝůůĞ͕/ϱϬϲϭϵ Dave ChapmanͻϳϭϮͲϰϴϬͲϰϰϭϬͻϯϴϴϭϯϱϬƚŚ^ƚ͕ZƵƚŚǀĞŶ͕/ϱϭϯϱϴ Carl MensenͻϱϲϯͲϴϱϯͲϮϰϬϮͻϮϭϵϱϴhŶŐƐZĚ͕'ƵƩĞŶďĞƌŐ͕/ϱϮϬϱϮ Bob RaheͻϱϲϯͲϵϮϭͲϯϳϰϱͻϭϱϯϳϴZƚĞϭϯϲ͕LJĞƌƐǀŝůůĞ͕/ϱϮϬϰϬ /ZdKZ^ͳdͳ>Z' Kevin FossumͻϱϲϯͲϱϯϱͲϳϳϴϯͻϭϮϲϳ:ĞŐůƵŵZĚ͕tĂƚĞƌǀŝůůĞ͕/ϱϮϭϳϬ :ŽĞ'ŝďďƐͻϱϲϯͲϴϳϲͲϯϮϴϬͻϵϰϴϮŝĞƌŵĂŶZĚ͕ƉǁŽƌƚŚ͕/ϱϮϬϰϱ :Ğī,ĂŵŵĞƌĂŶĚͻϱϲϯͲϳϰϰͲϯϲϭϭͻϮϯϵϮϬEĂŶŬƐƚŽŶZĚ͕ƉǁŽƌƚŚ͕/ϱϮϬϰϱ Mark KnudtsonͻϱϲϯͲϳϰϰͲϯϲϭϭͻϮϯϵϮϬEĂŶŬƐƚŽŶZĚ͕ƉǁŽƌƚŚ͕/ϱϮϬϰϱ Jess RediskeͻϱϲϯͲϳϯϱͲϱϱϰϯͻϯϭϳϭ^ĐĞŶŝĐZŝǀĞƌZĚ͕ĞĐŽƌĂŚ͕/ϱϮϭϬϭ <ĂƟĞ^ƚŽůůͻϯϭϵͲϰϴϬͲϰϳϬϬͻϮϭϰϳϯϮϬϬƚŚǀĞ͕DŽŶƟĐĞůůŽ͕/ϱϮϯϭϬ Walt WesselͻϱϲϯͲϵϮϬͲϴϭϲϮͻϮϴϱϰϳϰϬϬƚŚ^ƚ͕'ƌĞĞůĞLJ͕/ϱϮϬϰϬ Ed/KE>/ZdKZ Mark Kerndt ͻϱϲϯͲϱϲϴͲϬϬϮϲͻϭϯϭϴtDĂŝŶ^ƚ͕tĂƵŬŽŶ͕/ϱϮϭϳϮ 4 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2016

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Midwest Holsteins Summer 2016




Albrecht Holsteins ........................................ 30

Marsh-Vue Holsteins .................................... 45

Ryan-Vu Holsteins ........................................ 20

Brenhaven...................................................... 27

Meadow-Marsh Holsteins ............................ 21

Second-Look.................................................. 14

Fustead Holsteins .......................................... 36

MN Directory of Services ............................ 46

Star Summit .................................................. 15

Gorentz Dairy .............................................. 30

MN Holstein History .................................... 39

Starward ........................................................ 40

Green Meadow Farms .................................... 8

MN Intern sponsors ...................................... 38

Sugar Creek Dairy ........................................ 47

Hardy’s Holsteins ............................................ 2

Moss-Oak Farm ............................................ 41

SunQuest Holsteins ...................................... 33

Hilltop Dairy ................................................ 31

Mystic Valley Dairy/Ke-Jo.............................. 9

University of Minnesota.................................. 3

Holstein USA ................................................ 13

Oertel Farms.................................................... 6

University of Wisconsin-Madison .................. 7

Indianhead .................................................... 17

Olmar Farms ..................................................16

Vitality Dairy Crew ........................................ 5

International Intrigue .................................... 48

#PolledPlace .................................................. 32

Westvale View................................................ 44

Lyonden .......................................................... 6

Reed Dairy .................................................... 32

WI Holstein Association ................................ 20

Mar-Linda-K ................................................ 41

Rickert Brothers ............................................ 12

Marathon County .................................... 22-26

Rod-er-Dic .................................................... 37

cover photo by Kathie McCullough, Juda, Wis.

Wisconsin Holstein Association 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 Phone (608) 356-2114 • Fax (608) 356-6312 1-800-223-4269 To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813 Phone (608) 723-4933 • Fax (608) 723-4973 e-mail: WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION STAFF: Larry Nelson, Executive Director Laura Wackershauser, Editor/Advertising Manager Sharon Maffei, Membership Coordinator Ashley Yager, Public Relations Associate WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Kevin Jorgensen, President - Waupun, 920-210-3992 Chad Ryan, Vice President - Fond du Lac, 920-960-1449 Kent Wendorf, Secretary - Viroqua, 608-689-2201 Craig Carncross, Executive Committee - Lodi, 608-592-2560 Pam Selz-Pralle, Executive Committee - Humbird, 715-334-3434 Bill Calvert - Cuba City, 608-759-2080 Steve Endres - Waunakee, 608-279-5952 Joseta Halbur - Eden, 715-821-9672 Heather Jauquet - Pulaski, 920-371-7511 Tracy Nelson - Ellsworth, 715-307-1804 Erica Ullom - Bloomer, 715-933-0477 NATIONAL DIRECTORS: Paul Buhr - 608-606-3480

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Building From a Solid Foundation GOLDEN-OAKS BRAZZLE CHARMER-ET

Dam: Golden-Oaks Atwd Charla-ET EX-93 (below) 3-06 3x 344d 39,140 4.2% 1647 3.5% 1369 2nd Dam: Golden-Oaks Champ Rae-ET EX-93-3E

TEAM DEMPSEY MEMORY-ET VG-86-3Y VG-MS 2-06 2x 365d 25,960 3.6% 922 3.1% 804

Fresh in March, milking great and needs to see a classifier! Memory has daughters by Hovden Delta, Archrival and will be flushed to Diamondback.

Dam: Team Durham Morgan-ET EX-95-2E (below) HM All-American Production Cow 2015


6447 Fitzgerald Rd., Rockford, IL 61102 Kevin & Palma Lyons (815)979-2370 ∙ Brian & Lori (815)962-0001 ∙ Chris (920)563-1082 ∙ Dan & Kelly (260)359-1780

Apple AnticsKHW Hero Antics-ET


2-02 2x 247d 20,250 3.8 774 3.0 606 inc.

Due back 9/1/16 to Beemer! She has a Sept. ‘15 heifer by Armani! Sire: Siemers Toys Hero Dam: KHW Shottle Aftershow-ET EX-93 5-07305d 35,190 4.1 1459 3.1 1089 Lifetime: 132,430 4.4 5794 3.3 4314 Maternal Sister to APPLE-RED! EX-96-3E DOM Grand Champion Grand Int’l R&W ‘11 All-American R&W 125,000M ‘13 All-American R&W Aged Cow ‘11

Thank you to Platz Dairy Farm and Justin Irwin for purchasing the heifers we sold on the Clinton County Classic Sale & PDCA Calf Sale! Visit Brite-Side Holsteins on Facebook to learn more about the cow families we are working with!

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GREEN-MEADOW LADD ASTRE*RC VG-88 2-0 | 362D | 27,120M | 886F | 839P

2016 Great Lakes Spring Show Honorable Mention Grand Champion Reserve Intermediate Champion 1st Place Senior Three-Year-Old Other GMF Spring Show Results include: • Premier Breeder • Premier Exhibitor • 3rd Senior Three-Year-Old • 5th Senior Three-Year-Old • 3rd Four-Year-Old Recent Classification Highlights: • 3 new Excellents • 78 new Very Good cows • 4 Very Good 1st Score Two-Year-Olds

GreenWhere Meadow Farms, Inc. the Latchstring is Always Out 6400 N. Hollister Road | Elsie, MI 48831 Office 989.862.4291 | Fax 989.862.4292 | Email |

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2016 Graduate of Sauk Prairie High - bound for UW-Madison this fall! so proud e r a e W of you!

Allie with Jenny-Lou Atwood 3138 EX-91 EX-MS 3-05 3x 303 41,920 1493F 1214P Fresh again and milking over 170 lbs. this lactation. 3138 has a fresh Morgan as well as a bred heifer by Kingpin due in August. Her Dam:

Crescentmead Bax Princess EX-94 2E EEEEE 4-10 3x 365 44,770 1840F 1394P Next three dams EX-92 Durham, EX-92 Integrity and an EX-91 Mandingo. Additional daughters by Gabor (2) and Mogul. We are excited for Allie’s future as well as this exciting cow family!

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

Ke-o J

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

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Minnesota Brood Cow Profile: Olmar Lynch Baby-Bumble-ET

By: Amy-Jo Vander Wal, Intern

Brian and Jill Nelson from Sleepy Eye, Minnesota built their herd, Olmar Farms, on the foundation of great cows, and of these cows included Olmar Lynch Baby Bumble-ET. The Nelson’s entered Olmar Lynch Baby Bumble-ET into Minnesota’s Brood Cow contest for 2016 and she is one of the well-deserved winners. Olmar Lynch Baby Bumble-ET (EX93 2E 95pt mammary system GMD DOM) is a Lynch daughter from Olmar Durham Baby Bunny (EX 92 3E GMD DOM) x Olmar Marty Bunny (EX-94 4E GMD) x Olmar Emory Baby Bunting (EX-91 2E) x Olmar Aerostar Beauty (VG-85) x Olmar Pontiac Babe (VG-86). All of these dams have more than just good scores but also high production records as well. With such a strong pedigree, it should come to no surprise that Baby Bumble was named the 2009 All-Minnesota Sr. Three Year Old. Baby Bumble has proven to be more than just a show cow but also a great brood cow for

Olmar Farms. Starting with Olmar Baby Bunting-ET (VG-86 2 year old) who was sold to Ferme Vinbert in Quebec, Canada on the National Convention Sale. She is the One Star Brood Cow in Canada and was highly contracted for embryos in Europe as well as one of her daughters was ranked in the top 50 TPI females in Europe in August 2015. Bunting also has daughters at Ferme Vinbert that have all scored over VG85 CAN. Another daughter of Olmar Durham Baby Bumble is Olmar Planet Baby BB-ET (GP 81 DOM). She was

purchased by Select Sires and is the dam of SSI Robust Biggio VG-88 GM) who is currently in the top 50 TPI proven bulls. More daughters from the winning brood cow includes Olmar Planet Baby Ruth-ET (VG-87), Olmar Planet Baby Cakes-ET (VG-88), Olmar Shottle Babe who was sold to Oakfield Corners in the Legends of the Fall Sale, Olmar Planet Bono-ET (VG 86) who has also been sold to Select Sires, Olmar Numero Uno Babes (VG 85), Olmar Fever Baby Face (EX-90 3yr old), and many other great potential daughters yet to be classified. Many of Baby Bumble’s offspring are still young cows and still have more potential to fill but yet they never fail to be strong cows with wide rumps and have tremendous udders. Olmar Lynch Baby Bumble-ET has proven herself to be one of the best brood cows on Olmar Farms and continues to prove herself through her offspring.

Olmar Lynch Baby Bumble-ET

Minnesota Holstein congratulates Lucas Plamann - 2016 DJM finalist Lucas Plamann, son of Steve and Debbie Plamann lives on a small hobby farm in rural Hutchinson, Minnesota. Lucaws grew up on a dairy farm until his family sold the cows in 2005. Lucas has always had a passion for the dairy industry and continues to stay involved by helping out as his neighbor, Loren Olson’s dairy. Some of Lucas’ accomplishments include winning regional 4-H quizbowl two years in a row and attending the national quizbowl competition in Louisville, Kentuckty. Lucas is very active in the Minnesota Junior Asssociaiton and currently attends Ridgewater and is finishing up his degree in Agribusiness with a dairy emphasis.

Congratulations Lucas on all of your accomplishments! 10 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2016

Minnesota Brood Cow Profile: Ylitalo Jolt Roz-ET

By: Amy-Jo Vander Wal, Intern

Tim and Dan Stender from Young America, Minnesota rebuilt their herd, Meadow-Marsh Holsteins, on the foundation of Ylitalo Jolt Roz. After a barn fire accident, Tim traveled to herd dispersals to look for great cattle to fill up his barn again. Once his barn was almost full, he heard about a herd dispersal in Wisconsin. At this sale, he had his eyes set on a daughter of Ylitalo Jolt Roz but instead of coming home with the heifer, he came home with the dam herself. With this dam, he now has eight daughters from her and thirteen granddaughters and great granddaughters. Not only this, but over 20 heifers in their yard trace back to her as well. The Stender’s entered Ylitalo Jolt Roz in the 2016 Minnesota’s Brood Cow Contest and she is one of the well-deserved winners. Ylitalo Jolt Roz-ET (EX-91) is a Second Look Jolt daughter from Ylitalo Commotion Razzle (EX-91) x

Ylitalo Blackstar Reba (EX-92) x Ylitalo Inspiration Rainbow (VG-87) x Ylitalo Joel Ruthie (VG-87). Roz has proven herself to be one of the best brood cows that Meadow-Marsh Holsteins has had so far. With such a strong pedigree it should come to no surprise that she passes that along to her daughters. Ylitalo Jolt Roz was flushed three times after Tim had bought her and then she died shortly after calving at Meadow

Marsh Holsteins. Although she was short lived, she provided the farm with a strong foundation for the future. With a total of nine daughters, they are all good plus and higher. Starting with Ylitalo Throne Roe (VG-87) who was sold at the same sale in Wisconsin as Ylitalo Jolt Roz herself. Then she only got better from there with Meadow-Marsh Dianne RozET (EX-91), Meadow-Marsh Lucky Roz (EX-91), Meadow-Marsh Deanna RozET (VG-87), and MeadowMarsh Tiara Roz-ET (VG-86). Meadow-Marsh Holsteins will be classifying again soon in May and are looking forward to the scores that these cows will come out with! Ylitalo Jolt Roz is one of the strong foundations to Meadow-Marsh Holsteins and continues to create strong progeny for the next generation of cow families to come.

Ylitalo Jolt Roz-ET

Minnesota Holstein Feature Story The full story can be found in the Minnesota Holstein News

Beranek Brothers Less than four years ago, the Beranek brothers became dairy herd owners for the first time, buying the established registered Holstein herd of Chuck Albrecht and renting facilities and equipment from him. It was the farm where the three had worked from their early teens until making the purchase in their late 20s. That made the transition from employees to owners extremely easy. Last year’s transition in their dairy career wasn’t quite as easy—but it’s one they’re very excited to have made. Late in May 2015, work began on an the brothers’ all-new freestall setup on the century farm where the boys grew up, just four miles from the Albrecht farm. “We outgrew the facilities on the Albrecht farm,” Perry Beranek explained of the decision to build new. “There were 48 tie stalls

and we were milking 60 to 80 cows. We had to switch them in from a bedding pack. And, things were wearing out. We didn’t want to put money into something we didn’t own.” He continued, “We kicked the idea around for awhile. We knew we had to do something. Chuck’s barn wasn’t the long-term answer. The high milk prices in 2014 allowed us to do it.” The three had purchased the home farm from their parents, Gerald and Cindy, in 2006, and were raising steers there—but none of the buildings were suitable for a modern dairy operation. The brothers actually found that to their advantage, not having to build around anything or try to fit it in. They opted for a Boumatic double 8 parallel walk-in parlor. “We never gave robots much thought. I

enjoy the milking part of it,” Perry said. To that, Chris added, “and the finances!” A 40x60-foot holding area separates the parlor from the 100x204-foot freestall barn that has 132 stalls in two pens, along with a special needs area. Tunnel ventilation provides good air flow in the barn. “It’s like an eight mph wind when everything is running,” Chris offered. “It’s annoyingly windy back there!” Baleage, corn silage, cottonseed, dry hay, ground corn, and protein mixes are fed as TMR. A skid loader is used to push feed back five times a day. Manure is pushed out to a pit and hauled out about every six days. . (Full story can be found on pages 6-7 of Minnesota Holstein News) MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer2016 - 11

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Rickland Supersire 4577 GP-82 2-01 365 43,069 4.0 1718 3.1 1338

+2560G +2790M +56P +88F

Supersire 4577 just completed our best 2-year-old record ever. She is one of our over 40 Supersires milking in our herd. Her daughter, Rickland Kingboy 5498 with a +2710 GTPI, is the highest Net Merit Kingboy in the U.S. at +836NM and +152CFP. 5498 has 18 pregnancies by Exactly, Expresso, Five Star, Bonjovi and Flagship.

We are looking forward to seeing many of our friends at the National Holstein Convention in New York. Jim is running for the At-Large position on the Holstein USA board of directors. Thanks to Corey Geiger whose term is expiring after 6 years of dedicated service.

Rickert Bros. LLC Home of Rickland Holsteins

Welcome Russell Lisbeth EX-90

Jim & Greg Rickert Families

2-03 360 35,262 3.8 1344 3.2 1118 4-05 365 44,769 4.2 1889 3.0 1363 Lisbeth is the dam of Supersire 4577. She just completed this fantastic record and is backed by 4 EX dams.

Greg: 920-948-5150 Jim: 920-960-9640 W9135 Lincoln Rd., Eldorado, WI 54932 RHA: 1037 cows 31,221 3.9 1220 3.0 943 21 Year Progressive Genetics Herd Award

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Congrats to Wisconsin’s YDJM National Winners

Kalista Hodorff

Kaianne Hodorff

Kalista will be a high school senior this fall, and is exploring college opportunities for a career in the dairy industry

Kaianne will be a sophomore at Campbellsport High School this fall

Kalista with Gildale Advent Primrose

EX-94 2E

1st Junior 6-Year-Old & Older & Production winner, 2016 Midwest Spring National Show Nominated Junior All-American Aged Cow 2015

Kaianne with 2nd-Look Bwire 12437-Red-ET Reserve Junior All-American R&W Fall Calf 2015

Congratulations to Kalista, Kaianne, Hannah Nelson, and Kylie Nickels, Wisconsin’s four Young Distinguished Junior Members (YDJMs) who are all receiving national recognition. Additional best wishes to Matthew Kramer, Nicole Pralle, Elizabeth Sarbacker, and Jordan Siemers as they compete as Distinguished Junior Members at National Holstein Convention, along with all Dairy Bowl and Dairy Jeopardy contestants.

N3832 Hwy. W, Eden, WI 53019 Office: (920) 477-6800 • • Fax: (920) 477-2520 Doug Hodorff

Linda Hodorff

Corey Hodorff

Tammy Hodorff

(920) 979-2479

(920) 979-2480

(920) 602-6449

(920) 602-2944

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Our Rising

STARS St ar-Summit Fever Mabel EX-90

Dam: Star-Summit Jasper Macey EX-90 GDam: Star-Summit Roy Marriet VG-88 2-01 • 365 days • 36,187M 4.0% • 1460F • 3.1% • 1134P

St ar-Summit Hez Roma-Red-ET VG-85 Dam: Star-Summit SS Rhonda-Red EX-91 GDam: Star-Summit Advent Ruby VG-89 3-04 • 365days • 37,539M 4.6% • 1742F • 3.3% • 1242P

Star-Summit Farm 32 Years PBR Award

Tim Baker

Summer 2016 - 15 phone 616-896-8964 | barn 616-896-9452 | fax 616-896-8994 | 2335 16th Avenue MIDWEST | ByronHOLSTEINS, Center, MI 49315

Excellence at Olmar! Olmar Farms strives to breed and develop high scoring, high producing cows with each generation. Here are three Excellent young cows that we are excited to be working with.

Olmar Atwood Bree EX 90

2-11 2x 365d 28,410 3.9 1111 3.3 928 Breeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dam was a VG 88 Armstead from Olmar Lynch Brianna (EX) full sister to Baby Bumble EX 93. The next 3 dams are all EX 91 or higher from the Bunny family. Bree is due in August.

Olmar Sanchez Boloxi EX 90

3-00 2x 304d 29,270 3.1 915 3.0 864 Boloxi is from the VG 87 Roy from Olmar Durham Bella 3E 93. Her only two sisters are Olmar Freelance Belleah EX 92 2E and Olmar Shottle Beautiful 3E 90. Boloxi is due in November to Sympatico

Olmar Fever Baby Face EX 90

3-02 2x 346d 28,510 4.0 1179 3.3 932 Baby Face is a daughter of Olmar Lynch Baby Bumble 2E 93 GMD DOM. The next 3 dams are all EX 91 or higher. Baby face has several high producing, high scoring sisters in our herd. Currently, there are fancy young maternal sisters by Atwood, Numero Uno and Brokaw. She was fresh late February and is currently one of the top producers.

Contact us if you would like to work with these or other Olmar cows. Phase 4 Johnes Free Herd 109.1 BAA | 33EX 59VG 33GP 45 years PBR | 24 years PGH DHI avg: 2x 29,953 3.6% 1081 3.0% 894

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

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Indianhead Gold Mae EX-94 4-00 3x 365 33,170 4.0 1340 3.0 991 Sire: Goldwyan Dam: Mayerlane Sky Mae EX-93 2nd Dam: Whittier Farms Lead Mae EX-95

photos by Lea McCullough

5 more Gold Mae Daughters:

Indianhead GM Windy

Indianhead GM Belair-ET

Indianhead GM Exuberant-ET

EX-91 3Y sired by Windbrook

EX-90 3Y sired by Braxton

VG-88 3Y sired by Genervations Epic

2-06 3x 314 24,172 4.1 989 3.2 771 ~ daughters by Atwood & Doorman

1-11 3x 365 32,170 3.2 1029 2.9 930

2-00 3x 347 31,682 3.6 1153 3.0 942 ~ daughters by Sabathia

Indianhead GM Buick-ET

Indianhead GM Snow Mae

EX-91 3Y sired by Braxton

EX-90 3Y sired by Snowman 2-04 3x 365 34,434 3.7 1288 2.8 980 ~ daughters by Brokaw & Archrival

1-11 3x 365 36,500 3.3 1219 2.9 1036 ~ daughters by Kite

As Dave Bachman once said, “ey still transmit to the average of their inheritance!”

RHA: 82 cows 3x 29,873 3.9 1110 3.2 920 No BST used 40 Excellents

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

Herdsmen: Mike Mertins, Rodrigo Villalobos & Joe Witscher

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Michigan At A Glance From the Holstein President’s Pen Hey There All, It’s been a busy spring at Green Meadow Farms, watching the rain and classifying 1200 head and going to the spring show and getting cattle ready for the spring consignment sales. This time of year we give lots of tours to school groups, and it’s always interesting talking with the kids and getting their take on what dairy men and women do. Did I mention watching it rain? At any rate by now everyone has their corn in the ground and their first cutting about all done, right? It’s a great time to be in the dairy business unless you’re trying to make ends meet or on a milk co-op board. The European Union dairy farmers are in the same boat since they did away with their quota system so we truly are in an international market these days. I’ve been to a few committee meetings for the national convention coming to Michigan in 2018 and things seem to be progressing pretty well. Darwin and Kathy Sneller, Tom and Lynn Atherton and Renee McCauley have a good handle on what needs to happen and when. It’s amazing how what the tour committee does ties into the transportation committee which ties into the Junior convention committee which then involves the golf outing guys which in turn goes to the public relations, dairy bar, registration, sale and the biggy, the finance committee. Mary and I are looking forward to going to New York and looking for ideas on how to make the 2018 convention the best and most memorable one ever. Remember to save a day in August (not sure of the date yet) for the MHA picnic. Last year we had about eighty folks show up and had a great meal and some really good socializing go on. See you around,


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Explore the Shores This year Holstein enthusiast will enjoy the charm of New York and next year they will converge on the corner of the nation in Bellevue, Washington for the National Holstein conventions. And when you’re done flying coast to coast, come explore the shores and more in Michigan for the 2018 National Convention in Traverse City on June 29- July 3. With a diverse ag industry that rivals our west coast friends in California, the Great Lakes State welcomes everyone to explore what we have to offer. You’ll find the fishing fun, the beaches bountiful and the Holstein herds beyond compare when you decided to make the 2018 National Convention destination your summer

“Con-vation.” Save the date; June 29- July 3 to join us in Traverse City! You can find the coming details at www.Michiganholstein. com.

Convention Consignments Three herds in Michigan will be sending their best to the National Convention Sale in Saratoga Springs, New York: Westvale View (page 44), End Road Farm and Double Eagle Dairy. These consignments are just a sampling of the deep pedigreed cows from among the best Holsteins in the world that are born and bred in Michigan! Look for them in Saratoga Springs on June 30th ! Explore the Shores!

Michigan Ambassadors Promote The Michigan Dairy Ambassadors will be hard at work this year as they spread out around the state to promote the dairy industry on behalf of all dairy producers.

Michigan Dairy Ambassadors: First row, left to right: Kristin Burkhardt, Charlene McAlvey, Suzanna Hull, Cindy Alexander, Elyse Zimmerlee. Second row: Mackenzie DeLong and HKayleigh Gratz. Third row: Allison Schafer, Miriah Dershem and Jessica Nash. These ten ladies competed for two scholarships awarded but all ten ambassadors will represent the dairy industry at promotional and outreach events throughout 2016. The scholarship winners were Kristin Burkhardt and Charlene McAlvey . Their selection was based on their application, professional introduction, interview and participation throughout the training that took place during the Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference held in February.

The Centurions Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) has embarked on a year of celebration as the entire cooperative from members to leadership take a moment to enjoy 100 years of existence. Older than the Michigan Farm Bureau, MMPA pioneered the milk cooperative movement in Michigan out of sheer desire for dairymen to make a profit. In short, MMPA existed for dairymen to sell their milk for a profit and they envisioned they would be better, together. The Michigan Dairy Cattle News would like to say congratulations to the 100 year old cooperative known in these parts as “Michigan Milk!”

Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder addressed MMPA members at their annual meeting congratulating them on 100 years and reinforcing how important they are to keeping agriculture one of the “Big Three” in Michigan.

Our Spectacular Spartans

It was another great year for the Michigan State University Dairy Club students as they selected, washed, clipped, fed and got cattle ready to sell for their annual Spartan Spectacular Sale in April. The students do all the work and gain valuable experience as they facilitate their sale from start to finish. The consigners donate their commission to the MSU Dairy Club for funding of activities for the club.

In the Ring

A Note from the Editor

All breeds of dairy cattle will be on exhibition at the MSU Livestock Pavilion in East Lansing on July 18-22nd. The all-breed event called Michigan Dairy Expo is filled with 4-H competitions, a sale celebrating the youth champion livestock animals, a dairy promotion event that educates and exposes hundreds of children to the dairy industry and an open show for every breed. Come join us in Spartan Nation for Michigan Dairy Expo July 1822nd!

The breeders in Michigan are excited to be a part of the Midwest Holsteins as we share the gems of our state with the rest of the Midwest. The Michigan Dairy Cattle News, formerly the Michigan-Indiana Holstein News, is Michigan’s first all breed’s magazine devoted to the promotion of the dairy industry in Michigan. We publish four times a year and welcome your inquiries. Contact us for advertising or to sign up for a subscription for our one of a kind magazine! – Melissa Hart, Editor 517-398-1957 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2016 - 19

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Her Beemer Spring Yearling Sells!

TomBeth Gold GoldenEarring EX-92 3-01 341 25,160 5.0 1270 3.5 869 (Goldwyn x EX-94 2E Allen x EX-94 4E Jolt) ~ owned with Oeh-My Farm photo by Beth Herges

Earring has made great memories for us since her purchase in the first Quest for Success Sale. Her Beemer daughter, Ms Oeh-My Beemer Passion, is cut like her mother and made to do the same for her new owners. Don’t miss your chance to make “Golden Memories” with this special Beemer on June 18 at Nabholz Farm in West Union, Iowa! Mark & Mary Ryan & Family Chad & Amy Ryan & Family N3934 Hwy 175, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Farm Phone & Fax: 920-923-3528 Chad: 920-960-1449 BAA: 111.8% RHA: 23,480 3.8 906 3.1 739

The Wisconsin Holstein Association supports Jim Rickert for the At-Large position on the Holstein USA Board of Directors

• Past board member and President of the Wisconsin Holstein Association • AgSource/WI DHIA board member for 12 years • Badgerland Financial board • Lions Club member • Executive Committee member of 2008 National Holstein Convention • Fond du Lac Co. Holstein Distinguished Service Award • AgSource Distinguished Service Award • 21 year Progressive Genetics Herd award

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“Jim is a servant leader that looks for what is best for the collective good and has excellent listening skills. His diverse experience makes him supremely qualified to serve as a Holstein Association USA board member. As a personal friend, I can tell you he is a man of the highest integrity and puts his full efforts into any project that he is involved with.” - Kevin Jorgensen, WHA President

Developing Brood Cows at Meadow-Marsh

Meadow-Marsh CO Belle EX90

5-09 2X 305 26,310 4.4 1149 3.0 777 From the Bootpeg Bess family! Graybill Bolero VG86 with daughters by Goldsun and Talent 5 daughters by Goldwyn! 1 fresh the rest due in fall 1 daughter by Lauthority bred to Golden Dreams 1 spring yearling by Sanchez

Meadow-Marsh CO Sherry-ET EX92 2E 5-00 2X 305 25,060 4.6 1153 3.2 791 bred to Gold Chip, due in Dec. 1 daughter by Chelios that’s due in Nov to Aftershock 1 summer yearling by Dom

Meadow-Marsh Gwyn Cocoa-ET VG88

Indianhead Stormdancer-et EX91 5-10 2X 305 21,060 3.8 794 2.9 613 A Grandaughter of Blackrose herself, straight out of Stardancer! 3 daughters by Braxton 1 fresh Sid with a Sanchez heifer calf! 1 Goldsun bred to Bradnick 1 Durham 1 Jasper with a Chelios heifer

4-11 2X 305 25,510 4.0 1009 3.1 789 From the Gray-View Crissy’s! From two very good dams, and then 10 more generations of excellent cows! Due in October to Acme! Her GP Durham daughter is bred back to Airlift Her Dusk is due in Dec to a Hero son from our own Roz family! And a stunning June 2015 Absolute daughter!

Meadow-Marsh Holsteins

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Come support our cheese curd stand: August 18-21 at the Athens Fair August 26-28 at the Edgar Steam Engine Show And mark your calendars for the WI Holstein Picnic on Saturday, August 27 at Fustead Holsteins, Wausau.


Dream Team Holsteins


Looking forward to seeing everyone this show season!

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

Gary’s Dairy

Don, Jenna, Malayna & Kendra Fahey 11360 Rainbow Dr., Merrill, WI 54452 715-537-0820

Gary Stankowski Owner

Good-Time registered Holsteins

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

Ded-Dit Holsteins

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

Visitors welcome by appointment

The Complete Package - Production & Type

Ded-Dit Braxton Bigshot ~ Bred to Yoder. She has a VG-85 dam, then 8 generations EX starting with Briccows Talent Bewitched EX-90 Bigshot will show at the Wisconsin Valley Fair and will sell Saturday, August 6 in the heifer project sale. Briccows Talent Bewitched EX-90

Doug Dittmar 6006 - 3 Birch Street, Schofield, WI 54476 715-571-0843 22 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2016

Castleholm Rae-Love-Red 5-11 305 35,438 4.3 1509 2.7 971 EX-93 2E at 6-10 14th gen. EX

DAL-SKI HOLSTEINS David & Paulette Lemanski

Devin, Alex & Danielle 715-352-3382 3475 Cardinal Lane, Marathon, WI 54448 Visitors Welcome

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REIBER ACRES LLC SCHCustom Calf & Heifer Raising

Galen & Marlene 2193 Wuerztburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 715-223-4534 Cell: 715-316-1968

Bart, Brittany, Bailey & Brett 2213 Wuerztburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 Cell: 715-721-6116

Har-Dale-Acres Rob Clair-ET VG-85

Moo-dy Acres Mike, Barb, Madison & Abigail Borchardt W4370 Wien Drive, Edgar, WI 54426 715-352-2448

She has 5 daughters by Predestine, 4 have been genomic tested. Chance - +2332G Casey - +2239G Cane - +2196G Classy - +2385G

After 37 years, we are looking forward to retiring from milking this fall. We will be selling the herd as a unit - about 30 head. They are all 99% or 100% registered, mostly 1st and 2nd lactation, and all Select Sires breeding. After that, we will be selling springing heifers as they are ready.

Fred, Lynne & Matt Harder

Russ & Rosie Bauman

Clair, Chance & Classy are all contracted to Accelerated Genetics.

8470 Hwy. H, Athens, WI 54411 Phone/Fax: 715-257-7480 â&#x20AC;˘ Matt cell: 715-571-3792

Edgar, WI â&#x20AC;˘ 715-352-3177

Dan and Michelle Mielke

A Grass-Based dairy farm with Strong Cow Families

She is the core of our herd! An Armitage granddaughter of Apple

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

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

Ms Brandys Bella EX-90 EEVEV 3-06 2x 305 32,710 1278F 997P +2230 GTPI ~ 2 Jackman & 2 Defiant daughters milking ~ More daughters and granddaughters by Lottomax, Kingboy, Yoder, Pat-Red, Delta, Denver, Damaris & Main Event ~ Flush age Damaris granddaughter at +2575G with embryo contracts to France

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

Call Milkyhill Cattle Sales for rates.

Barron County Fall Sale - November 5, 2016 Barron County Spring Sale - March 8, 2017 Contact ED mielke 715-574-2931 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2016 - 23

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Nor-Way-Pete’s March Classification Update Nor-Way-Pete Gold Kiss-ET now 3E-92 8-03 362 43,880 4.1 1769 2.7 1187 - EX dam, EX-91 granddam - due July 7 to McCutchen

Two of our Top Heifers Langs-Twin-B Mont 5165-ET GTPI +2600 PTA +1301M +48F +44P +698NM +7.1PL +2.66T +2.57UDC +2.29FLC 4/16

Langs-Twin-B Mont 5164-ET GTPI +2605 PTA +1069M +50F +37P +697NM +6.7PL +2.91T +2.49UDC +2.15FLC 4/16 Sire: View-Home Monterey-ET

• 6 cows earned their 2nd E • 1 new EX • 28 new VG cows • 8 VG 2-year-olds by Guthrie, Dempsey, Bradnick and Gold Chip

Dam: Langs-Twin-B Daddy 4976-ET VG-85 VG-MS 2-02 2x 307 27,395 3.5 969 2.9 797 inc. 2nd Dam: Langs-Twin-B Adora-ET VG-86 VG-MS DOM 3-10 2x 354 30,713 4.3 1332 3.1 952 3rd Dam: Langs-Twin-B C-S Ashlyn-ET EX-90 GMD DOM 4th Dam: Ralma Finley C-F Chuckle-ET EX-90 GMD DOM 5th Dam: Ralma Christmas Fudge-ET VG-88 GMD DOM 6th Dam: Ralma Juror Faith EX-91 GMD DOM


Floyd & Lloyd Baumann

Other highlights:

1751 Cherry Drive, Eland, WI 54427 RHA: 3x 31,397 4.0 1268 2.95 927 Chad & Andy Peterson, owners 715-302-0482 Visitors Always Welcome!

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

7th Generation EX Owned by: Thomas & Florine Bunkelman Brooke, Brent & Brodie

New classification scores... Milksource Goldwyn Aspen EX-92 Timlynn Braxton America-ET EX-92 Tomkins Shottle Cavanya-ET EX-91 2E

Mission-Bell Baxter Diandra EX-90 Dams: EX-93 Boss Iron x EX-93 Outside x EX-92 Broker x EX-91 Astro Jet x EX-92 Jetstar x EX-94 Milu Diandra is a great cow to work with and is turning out to be a great brood cow. We have daughters by Ross, Redliner, Astroid, Headliner (3) and is due again in September to Durbin. We are looking forward to the show season & pulling season! F4680 Walnut Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 Ph.: 715-581-6460 E-mail: 24 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2016

HOLSTEINS Hank, Shannon, Gabe & Jonah Boschma Athens, WI 715-205-7303

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Special Apples at Bosside: Bosside Apple Alexa-Red-ET GP-83 VG-MS 1st score fresh Sept. 30, 2x 216 15,955 4.6 731 3.5 554 last test 68 lbs. 6.4%F 3.8%P by RealTime x Ms Apples Alanna VG-88 by Goldwyn

Fustead Mogul Lilac-ET VG-87 DOM

• She has the same markings as Apple - even her head!

2-02 2x 365 30,365 4.9 1483 3.3 1004 +2467 GTPI +84F +42P +1112M

Ms Apple Okalif Xmas-Red-ET

Now available at Select Sires...

born December 26 out of winning embryo at The Apple Mania Sale!

• We hope to flush her this fall along with some red “pen mates”.

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

Fustead Tango Lylas

by Tango at Select Sires +2654 GTPI +1917M +96F +54P +$793NM +2.24T +1.94UDC +1.91FLC

FUSTEAD HOLSTEINS Tyler, Shannon, Sarah & Tanner Brian & Wendy Fust Adam & Jennifer, Aiden, Wausau, WI Bailey & Connor 715-842-5868/Ph; 715-848-0465/Fax

2-year-olds we are excited about: Samway Epic Lila E 2-00 41d 3807m 3.4%F 2.7%P

Samway Cars Tahoe 2-02 305d 25,565m 4.0%F 3.3%P proj. Lila freshened in March with a Corvette heifer calf and has been serviced to sexed Beemer. Tahoe is due in December with a Golden Dreams heifer calf. Both will be classified for the first time the next time the classifier is here. We’re looking forward to the upcoming show season and wish everyone a safe and successful one!

Sam-Way Dairy Wayne, Samantha & Justin Giese

F1761 Huckleberry Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 715-352-2972 home | 715-965-7147 cell

Willows-Edge Susi Facet-ET VG-86 VG-87MS GTPI +2411 sired by Supersire 240 20,621 4.3 894 3.0 611 inc. ~ Monterey daughter that is +2528G +1578M +3.63T, will be flushed soon ~ Facet is bred to Ferdinand Dam: Willows-Edge Bolton Flicker EX-94 94-MS 5-01 2x 318 39,638 4.9 1962 2.9 1145 Leon & Lyle Matthiae E916 Hwy. Q Ringle, WI 54471 715-297-8485 Leon 715-297-8483 Lyle Visitors always welcome MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2016 - 25

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The Schreiber legend has been going on for many years. It began when Galen was a junior in high school and he was chosen to receive a project calf after writing a 25 word essay stating why he wanted a calf. He received his registered calf from Eugene Witter Dairy from Wausau. That year, he showed his calf at the Athens Fair and received a blue ribbon. His showing career continued and after that he showed many calves from the farm. After graduating from high school his love for farming continued, but his parents were not ready to retire. He decided to join the Army from 1968 to 1971. He was stationed in Ethopia, Africa for 22 months. When he returned home, he hauled milk for Kenneth Fasse Trucking and also helped on the farm. Starting January 1, 1972, he rented the farm from his parents Kenneth and Madeline Schreiber on a 60/40 basis. That same year, Galen and Marlene were married on July 22. Farming was not new to Marlene, as she was raised on a dairy farm by Colby until her sophomore year of high school. On January 1, 1973, they purchased the farm. At that time, they had 55 head of animals, including 32 milk cows and 120 acres of land. In 1973, Galen went to NCTI for a farming course for Veterans. He graduated in 1975 with a 2-year degree in Production Agriculture. In 1976 their family started to grow and they welcomed a son, Bart. Also, that same year, they started renting more land. A neighbor asked if they would be interested in making hay on halves with them. Since it was a drought year, the Schreibers couldn’t pass this up, as they needed more hay for the animals (this same land is still rented today as the family does not want to sell it). In 1977, Galen decided to go back to NCTI for an Advanced Production Agriculture Degree and graduated in 1979. The family continued to grow as they welcomed a daughter, Jill. Over the next 15 years, the registered herd continued to grow. The Schreibers did several building projects that included: adding onto the barn twice for more room, putting in a manure pit and adding three silos. The children have fond memories of these days. Their philosophy was working hard and playing later. At this time, Galen and Marlene were both active members of the Abbotsford FFA Alumni. Galen was President from 1989 to 1993. Marlene served as treasurer for several years. They received the Honorary Chapter Degree in 1993. Bart and Jill were active members in FFA by showing cattle at the Wisconsin Valley Fair, Athens Fair, and Wood County Fair. Both kids had several projects calves that they sold and bought back. In 1994, Galen and Marlene purchased the neighbors farm, just a 1/4 mile away. They saw the opportunity to move the young stock there and expand the herd to 90 cows. The barn was gutted and pens put in to be more like a freestall set-up. They also added a heifer shed for the outside heifers. In 2002, the farm became Schreiber Acres LLC and Bart joined in the operation. Schreiber Acres hosted the Marathon County Daylight Meeting in 2005. In 2006, a new calf barn facility was built which can house 30 calves from babies to weaning. Over the next few years, they continued to find ways to improve the herd and to increase milk production. For 40 years, the Schreibers received production awards from the Marathon Holstein Association and Accelerated Genetics. Galen was a delegate on the board for Accelerated Genetics. The family’s fondest memories are of these cow families with over 200,000 lifetime of milk: Schreiber-Acres Top Gun Eva, 235,499 lbs.; Schreiber-Acres Robuck Cora, 219,781 lbs.; Schreiber-Acres Tri-Star Spot, 215,738 lbs.; Schreiber-Acres Nigel Robyn, 204,785 lbs.; and Schreiber-Acres Sabre Lyn, 201,015 lbs. After 40-plus years of hard work and long hours, the Schreibers had a milking cow dispersal on March 26, 2012. Farming was the family’s way of life, but they learned they had to slow down and enjoy life in other ways. The herd average at that time was 23,801 pounds of milk, with 880 pounds of fat and 734 pounds protein. It was an emotional and very stressful day, but the support of family and friends will always be remembered, especially the Holstein friends that they became so close to over the years. In April of 2012, a friend of the family stopped and asked if they would consider raising his calves and heifers. They agreed and now have 70 young stock that are raised for Jeremy and Katie Haas along with 30-35 steers. Galen, Bart and Marlene decided to go into cash cropping and now own 525 acres and rent another 175. They mainly grow corn, soybeans, a little wheat and some hay. Bart married Brittany (Daigle) who is a registered nurse. They have two adorable children - Bailey (almost 3) and Brett (6 months). Jill married Joshua Penk and they are both teachers in the Thorp School District. They have three adorable children - Landon (9), Kallie (7) and Hayden (4). Landon, Hayden and Brett (who will most likely take after his dad) love to work the land along side their Papa. Kallie and Bailey love to help Grandma feed the calves. Galen and Marlene enjoy being able to leave the farm to spend time with the grandkids and enjoy traveling. In 2013, Galen received a certificate for being a 40-year member of the Holstein Association with registered cattle. They are very active members in the Marathon County Holstein Association. Galen was on the Board for six years, serving as treasurer for four. Marlene is currently on the board and is serving as treasurer. Schreiber Acres LLC would like to take this time to thank the Marathon County Holstein Association Cooperative for sponsoring this ad.

Galen & Marlene 2193 Wuerztburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 715-223-4534 Cell: 715-316-1968 26 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2016

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Bart, Brittany, Bailey & Brett 2213 Wuerztburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 Cell: 715-721-6116

Snapshots of Success TJ Classic Minister Lega

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TJ Classic Minister Legacy EX-92 4-6 2x 17378 M 859F 4.9%F 602P 3.5%P Great Lakes Spring Show 2016: 1st 5-Year-Old, Reserve Sr. and Reserve Grand Champion Nominated All Canadian as a Jr. 3 in 2014 Due back in September with a Colton heifer Legacy has a Firepower Bull available

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Cloverfield TEQ Toonzani EX-90 2-9 2x 305 16609 M 1092F 5.0%F 500P 3.6%P Great Lakes Spring Show 2016: 1st 4-Year-Old, Sr. and Grand Champion Midwest Spring National 2016: 2nd 4-Year-Old She has a VG Comerica Daughter in the herd Due back in November with a Joel heifer Peninsu la




Peninsula Kaught Mallory EX-95 6-7 2x 305 17640 M 828F 4.7%F 601P 3.4%P Great Lakes Spring Show 2016: 1st Aged Cow Midwest Spring National 2016: 2nd Aged Cow Mallory has a Rapid Bay Grayson daughter due in December and a Valentino winter calf here on the farm. Mallory will be entering our flush program here in June. Thank-You to the Buyers of our Consignments from this year’s Sales: • Nathan Jensen/Eric Silva - Sunset Canyon Jerseys @ Midwest Spring Special • Hannah Grace Schenedel of Texas @ Ratliff March Madness

Brent Moyer

2547 E. Caro Road | Caro, MI 48723 | | 989-553-4333 Several Breeding aged bulls available from different cow families


KYLE MITCHELL MEMORIAL AWARD At this year’s Annual Spring Thing meeting, the 7th Kyle Mitchell Memorial Award was presented to Emily Irwin of Belvidere, Illinois, in memory of late Junior member Kyle Mitchell of Winnebago. Below are excerpts of the presentation given by Junior advisor and Kyle’s brother, John at this year’s Junior Spring Thing. “The criteria for selection for this John Mitchell presented Emily Irwin with award encompasses an the 2016 Kyle Mitchell Memorial Award individual’s entire Junior at this year’s Junior Spring Thing Holstein career. The recipient has participated fully in Junior activities and the recipient has mentored younger members. The recipient maintains a positive attitude and demonstrates outstanding leadership abilities. The recipient must possess genuine character and be hard-working and honest, but not afraid to have fun! This year’s recipient has been involved in various Illinois Junior Holstein activities including: 1st Place Junior Dairy Jeopardy, Intermediate Jeopardy and Senior Dairy Bowl at Natinoal Holstein Convention. Holstein Association USA YDJM, 2-term Illinois Junior Holstein Association President, Vice-President and Reporter and she represented Illinois as the 2014 Illinois Holstein Dutchess. Emily Irwin of R-Vision Holsteins is a recent graduate of Kaskaskia College and will be attending Iowa State University this Fall. Congratulations Emily!”

Junior Dairy Jeopardy L-R: Justin Irwin, Kaycia Zimmerman* & Delana Erbsen

Intermediate Dairy Jeopardy L-R back: Connor Erbsen*, Brock Irwin, L-R front: Jordan Oellerich & Katie Carlson

Senior Dairy Jeopardy L-R: Emily Irwin*, Riley Zettle & Sarah Duncan

Emily Irwin was a member of the National Winning Senior Dairy Bowl Team at the 2015 National Holstein Convention in St. Charles, Illinois

Good luck to the Illinois Juniors competing at the 2016 National Holstein Convention in New York this Summer! 28 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Summer 2016

Poster Contest L-R back: Emma Carlson, Rachel Skidmore, L-R front: Lars Carlson* & Justin Irwin*



Top 11 Junior Dairy Bowl Contestants L-R back: Shana Lueking*, Taylor Huels, Top 10 Senior Dairy Bowl contestants L-R back: Jared Dickman*, Chuck Briley Lenkaitis, Megan Busker, Lila Sloan*, Delana Erbsen, Rachel Skidmore*, Elliot, Connor Erbsen*, Riley Zettle*, Brock Irwin*, L-R front: Emma Carlson, L-R front: Brady Heinzmann*, Payton Erbsen*, Lars Carlson* & Justin Irwin Katie Carlson*, Adam Olbrich, Jordan Oellerich* & Bailey Hart

Speech Contest Participants L-R back: Briley Lenkaitis, Brock Irwin*, Kaycia Zimmerman*, Bailey Hart, L-R front: Jordan Oellerich*, Allyson Aves, Samantha Heinzmann & Ashtyn Martin * denotes National Convention participants

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Gorentz Absolute 5653-Red • Placed 7th in her class at Midwest National Spring Show • Polled • 2nd Bred and Owned

Thanks everyone for coming to all breeds! Wishing all our friends an Absolute perfect summer and show season!

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Gerald F. and Janice K. Albrecht 5325 Co. Rd. 10 N. Watertown, MN 55388 • 952-955-1772

I would like to thank the MN HOLSTEIN membership for electing me as one of your delegates to the National Holstein Convention every year that I’ve been eligible since 1982. This will be my last since we dispersed our milking herd. We look forward to sponsoring the polo shirts for all the juniors at the Midwest Fall National Holstein Show at the MN State Fair. We will continue our many years as sponsors for outstanding juniors. We will continue sponsoring the 40 year National Holstein Members Awards. We will continue to sponsor All State Open & Junior Awards at future State Shows. We will continue to sponsor the 4-H dairy showcase shawls given to the 4-Her’s based on show placings, interview and responses to questions. I look forward to seeing many of you at the Milking Parlor at the MN State Fair where I have worked for 26 years. Jan Albrecht Albrecht Holsteins with Husband Jerry

3-01 3x 291 30,300 3.0 908 3.3 1014 5064 has a Chelios daughters and a GP-83 dam with 33,310M.

5. Hilltop-LLC Pagewire 3733 EX-92 at 7Y 3-04 3x 305 42,690 2.9 1238 2.8 1206 192,640 lifetime to date She has two daughters - a GP-82 Marvelous and a Meridian. Her dam is VG with 38,550.

4-09 3x 305 42,990 2.8 1207 3.0 1296 4385 has an EX-90 maternal sister by Shottle. Her dam is a VG Mr Sam with 161,000 lifetime.

4. Hilltop-LLC Tempting 5750 EX-90 EX-MS at 3Y

1-11 3x 322 31,360 3.2 1008 3.1 978 5750 has a Bookem daughter. Her dam is an EX Baxter with 46,480 3.5 1619 3.1 1421, a National Elite Performer.

2-05 3x 305 30,210 3.1 938 2.7 819 4953 has a Meridian daughter. Her dam is by Baxter and the 2nd dam is a VG-87 Roy.

6. Hilltop-LLC Atlantic 4953 EX-91 EX-MS

4-08 3x 305 35,360 3.1 1109 2.9 1010 421 has a VG-87 2-year-old Lauthority and an Aftershock daughter.

3. Kem-Gems September Storm 421 EX-92 EX-MS at 5Y

Managers: Rich, Cal & Loren Greenfield, 920-296-9289 Herdsman: Kevin Greenfield, 920-296-9292 N309 County Trk. Q, Markesan, WI 53946

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RHA: 1226 cows 30,476 3.56 1084 3.24 987 November 2014 classification: 105.2% BAA - 35 EX, 294 VG, 465 GP

These Excellent cows represent our breeding philosophy of sound cows to work with and good young daughters to carry on the tradition. Plan to join us on Saturday, June 25 for the Green Lake Focus on the Farm Breakfast from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. We are excited to be hosting this event!

2. Hilltop-LLC Baltimore 5064 EX-91 EX-MS at 4Y

1. Hilltop-LLC Teston 4385 EX-91 2E EX-MS

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421 photo by Sarah Damrow (reversed); all others by Lea McCullough

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Fustead Holsteins to host 2016 Wisconsin Holstein State Picnic Fustead Holsteins and the Brian and Wendy Fust family are excited to host the 2016 Wisconsin Holstein State Picnic on Saturday, August 27, at the farm in Wausau, Wis. The Fust family farm was founded in 1905 by Brian’s great-grandparents, Fred and Emma Fust. Their son, Clarence, and his wife, Dorothy, joined the family farm and had one son, Roger. Roger was the third generation to be involved on the farm, and he and wife Darleen and children Brian and Brenda were all a very crucial part of building the family dairy. In 1980, Brian and Wendy married and began focusing on breeding Registered Holsteins and high indexing animals. Brian’s Left: Bailey, Aiden, Jennifer, Connor & Adam; center: Brian & Wendy (top), Shannon, sister, Brenda, began working for Marathon Tyler & Sarah; right: Brad, Issac, Reagan & Nicki County DHIA shortly after graduation and continues to work there today. Brian and Wendy’s children Nicki, that helps with feeding and field work, and four full-time employees Bradley, Jennifer, and Tyler were all involved in the dairy operation that milk and help with cow care. They also have one full-time growing up. They also became the fourth generation to be active in mechanic. Doug Dittmar is another asset, as he helps with the 4-H and FFA. registrations and genetic testing while helping with other cow care. Tyler and his wife Shannon have two children: Sarah (2 ½) The Fustead herd consists of 496 cows, with 448 milking and and Tanner (1). Jennifer and her husband Adam have three sons: about 300 head of young stock. The rolling herd average on 3x Aiden (7), Bailey (5) and Connor (3). They are all part of the family milking is 30,513 pounds milk, with 3.87% 1182 fat and 3.10% operation today. Nicki and her husband Brad live in Alabama with 945 protein. their two children Isaac (12) and Reagan (11), where they are in The most prominent cow family for the Fusts was founded in youth ministry. Bradley was lost in 2008 to an automobile accident. the 1990s with Nectarlin Billie Bob Mark, EX-90 GMD DOM. Brian and Wendy are the current owners of the farm, while The Fusts are still working with offspring from this family, and the Tyler and Shannon have been building inventory with cattle and most notable bull sold was Fustead Emory Blitz-ET. Also prominent machinery. Brian and Tyler work together as herdsmen and making in the herd today is Glen-Toctin Bolt Lucille-ET, EX-90 GMD cropping decisions. Shannon and Jennifer care for the calves and fill DOM, as she is known for her high quality, high genomic offspring. in as needed. Adam works with feeding cows and young stock, in The Fust family is currently using proven sires Guthrie, Mogul, addition to field work. The Fusts have one other full-time employee Supersire and Saloon. Young genomic sires in the tank include

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Fustead Durham Evelyn-ET EX-93

Lylas, Mitch, Jett, Montross, Sixto, Octoberfest, Spark, Marty, Beemer, Yoder and Jedi. Some of the favorite young milking cows are sired by Guthrie, AltaOak, Mogul and McCutchen. Additional favorites in the heifer pens are from Montross, Bombero, Yoder and Megasire. The Fusts typically focus on high production sires with high components, and pay special attention to feet and legs and udders when selecting bulls. Brian and Wendy have had tremendous success sending bulls to AI, with the most well-known being Blitz. Blitz was marketed through Select Sires and sold over 1.5 million units of semen. Also well-known are Fustead Goldwyn Guthrie-ET and Fustead Tango Lyias-ET. The Fusts’ son Bradley loved to show, and he bred Fustead Durham Evelyn-ET, who was first bred and owned at World Dairy Expo in 2009. Evelyn was also Nominated All-American that year. At the state level, Brian and Wendy were recognized in 2012 with the Distinguished Holstein Breeder Award at the annual Wisconsin Holstein Convention. They also received the Marathon County Holstein Breeders Service to Agriculture Award in 2014. Brian was a Wisconsin Holstein Youth Friend award winner in 2009. In 2014, the family farm was expanded with the goal to continue

to strive and improve genetics, type and production of the herd. Most importantly, the Fust family wants to have a successful farm that will continue for many generations to come. The Fust family has always felt it is very important to inform and reach out to the community. They hosted the FFA Food For America when Brian was in school, and have hosted it on the farm since 1998. There are about 450 fourth graders and 75 FFA students that participate every year. Brian and Wendy also continue to work with 4-H kids with showing and fitting, while also giving non-farm kids the opportunity to work with animals and have fun showing. The Fust family is excited to welcome guests to the farm for this year’s state picnic. They look forward to opening their barn doors and hope Holstein enthusiasts will take time from their busy schedules to support the youth of the state, as an auction will be held during the picnic to raise money for scholarships and junior funds. For more information on the auction items, check out the Fustead ad on page 36. We hope to see you on Saturday, August 27!

Upcoming WHA Events 2016 District Show schedule

June 13 District 1 Show, Rice Lake 13 District 2 Show, Tomah 14 District 7 Show, Luxemburg 22 District 8 Show, West Bend 22 District 5 Show, Portage 23 District 4 Show, Neillsville 24 District 6 Show, Madison 24 District 10 Show, Fond du Lac 27 District 3 Show, Lancaster

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WHA State Picnic

Saturday, August 27  •  11:00 a.m.-2 p.m. We invite you to join us on August 27 for the Wisconsin Holstein Picnic. There will be tours of our new parlor and freestall set-up, herd tour, a judging contest, meal and auction to support the Brad Fust Memorial and general WHA Scholarship Funds. A Herd Favorite

Auction Items • 2 Packer tickets - Kevin Jorgensen • 4 Badger tickets - Seehafer Refrigeration • semi-load of oat hulls - American Wood Fibers • New Holland Refrigerator & electric grease gun Swiderski Equipment • Barn Quilt - Shawano County Jr. Holstein Assoc. • Lilac x Bayonet calf - Fustead Holsteins • Genomic Holstein calf from SSI ART program Select Sires Inc.

Fustead Mogul Lilac-ET VG-87 VG-MS DOM 2-02 2x 365 30,365 4.9 1483 3.3 1004 +2467 GTPI +84F +42P +1112M

A few more items will be added to this list watch for more info in the July/August issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News.

• her son, Fustead Tango Lylas, +2654G at Select Sires • Her dam: Glen-Toctin Bolt Lucille-ET EX-90 DOM, then 7 more VG or EX dams

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Minnesota Holstein History Florence Volkert, Volkert Pioneer. by John Busacker

“Flossie and National Convention Sales” At the recent Spring Sale I had the pleasure of talking to Florence Volkert. Florence has a long history of service to the dairy industry and the Minnesota Holstein Association. She asked me to write something about the history of National Convention Sales, including the times that they were held in Minnesota. That story will be told, but first I would like to tell this one.

Industry as a herd manager, showman, and classifier. Merle waited for Florence to finish caring for the newborn, but already had one eye on Flossie, who’s stall was next to the pen. After asking all the questions and getting all the information it was agreed. Flossie would go to the National Convention sale in Wisconsin. Prior to the sale she scored Vg-88 at two years old. Some people might wonder why you would sell such a good young cow, but Florence said she thought it was a great honor to In 1967 the National Convention and Sale was held have someone like Merle Howard pick Flossie for a in Minnesota. Florence was in attendance. She National Convention sale. always said she thought it would be her first convention sale and last. That was not the case. It turns The 1968 sale was one of a kind, in that 48 of he out Florence has attended every National Conven- 58 sale animals were cows two years and older. tion since 1967 except for three. In 1969 she was in Unheard of by today’s standards. The Holstein California and still has a shoe horn from the DisWorld called them the backbone of the sale. Good neyland Hotel. In 1971 she was in Iowa where the young cows after good young cow right to the end temperature was 100 degrees. I am tempted to say of the sale. The cows averaged just over $2,300 and it was a hot sale. In 1978 she was in Kentucky and right in the middle of them was Flossie, selling to part of the Syndicate that sold Von Sun Crissy ElFrancis Gomez. Eventually Flossie ended up in evation. Crissy eventually ended up in Scott Coun- Vermont owned by Doug Nelson and family who ty, standing in the first stall at Dave Minar’s Cedar loved to show, becoming a regular at every show in Summit Farm near New Prague. In 1980 Florence the East and one year at World Dairy Expo where was a part of a syndicate that purchased Sir C Valor she stood 4th in her class. It was at that time that with the Minn. Valley Breeders Association. That Florence placed an ad in the Minnesota Holstein story will also be told another day. But in 1968 News saying how great it was to see Flossie again. Florence consigned a young homebred cow to the Flossie eventually scored Ex-95 3E, the first cow National Convention sale in Wisconsin. The cow bred in Minnesota to do so. was Volkert Pioneer Flossie. She was a daughter of Mooseheart Pioneer from a cow the Volkert’s had And the final irony of this story is that Merle purchased at Hugo Albrecht’s dispersal as an open Howard was the one time Dairy superintendant at yearling. As Florence tells it she was delivering Mooseheart Farm in Mooseheart, Illinois and bred a calf when Merle Howard walked into the barn. Flossie’s sire, Mooseheart Pioneer. Merle was well know through out the Holstein

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Iowa Holstein Association Awards Distinguished Service Award, Larry Landsgard

The 2014 National Holstein Convention was very successful due to the diligent leadership of Larry. He has attended National Holstein Conventions for the past 20 years. During the last 10 years, he always carried a small notebook in his pocket and by the end of the convention, all the pages were filled with notes regarding good and even a few not so good things about each convention. After he was asked to chair our convention, these notes became very important and were incorporated into the planning process. Several goals were formulated by the Executive Committee, along with a personal goal Larry expressed - to make sure that everyone got along and shared the responsibilities. Amazingly, we are all still friends even after working so closely for so long. Larry fielded phone calls by the dozens every week. He spent hours on the phone and answered emails every day. When he called National to talk with Kelli Dunklee, they recognized his voice with no introduction. It sometimes took some persuading to get him to go along with some of the ideas. Larry really didn’t think he needed to be a part of the “James Bond” video that was done to invite members to Iowa. Larry and Trent got to drive Matt’s red convertible around to all the host farms with Leah and Jaclyne filming the happenings, well at least those on the highway. And Larry learned to “hang on to his hat” when they were driving back and forth on the Dubuque county pavement while filming the driving scenes. Larry has served the Iowa Holstein Association in almost every capacity including President, Board Member, Executive Committee, Chairman of the Herald, Breed Improvement, and Junior Advisory Committees, Ad Hoc Committees, National Convention delegate for many years and Chairman of the Souvenir Program Committee for the 2001 National Convention. He also continues to hold leadership positions on the District and County Holstein Boards. Larry has been a registered Holstein Breeder for over 40 years. The Lands-Brook herd with the help of his nephews, Zach, Jesse and Jordan, consists of 50 registered Holsteins and Milking Shorthorns. He has exhibited cattle at the local, district and state Holstein Shows, Iowa and Minnesota State Fairs, Midwest National Shows, and the World Dairy Expo. He’s exhibited Grand Champion Holsteins at the Iowa State Fair, and his highest classified Holstein, Lands-Brook Allen Dora EX-95-2E was 1st Aged Cow and Champion Bred and Owned at the Midwest Fall National Show. One of his greatest accomplishments would have to be breeding and developing one of the greatest Milking Shorthorns of the breed, Lands-Brook Christina-EXP EX-96-4E, Grand Champion 2013 World Dairy Expo, 4X Reserve Grand at Expo, and 6X All-American. Larry is very involved in his church, Clayton County Dairy Promotion in which he is a charter member, county DHI, and with the county dairy judging team as a coach. Last summer Larry thoroughly enjoyed a well-deserved vacation to Norway with the Lurin Choir from Decorah. He enjoys singing with the Choir and decorating and remodeling his recently purchased home just outside of Gunder.

Master Breeder Award, Reuben Steffens Reuben Steffens has been active with registered Holsteins ever since he had 4-H projects. His start was from his original 4-H calf, Tritomia Skylark Rose, which was the beginning of registered Holsteins on his father’s farm in 1938. He and his wife of sixty-seven years, Mary, bought a farm near Clermont in 1948 and chose Reu-Mar as their prefix. They began with only five cows so it took a while to build their herd. While Reuben and Mary have been retired for a few years now, their son Alan and grandson Aric continue to operate the 90-cow dairy. Reu-Mar Holsteins have been shown at county, district and state shows. The herd has been classified regularly and currently has a BAA of 105.7%. Consistent superior production is shown by their current rolling herd average of 25,473 pounds of milk, 924 pounds of fat and 770 pounds of protein. Reuben has consigned Holsteins to the district and state sales as well as AI sales. Reuben has been a 4-H leader, president and vice-president of the Fayette County Holstein Club and served as a district director of the Iowa Holstein Association for seven years. He has served on the state sale committee and breed improvement and management committee. He is past president of the Fayette County DHIA Board and was a director for nine years on the Tri-State Breeders Cooperative Board. Reuben has served on the resolutions committee for Mid-Am and chaired the Fayette County Dairy Committee. He is a past director of the Clermont Coop, member of Farm Bureau, county FHA committee, church council, parsonage building chairman, a director of the Fayette County Fair for 15 years and president for 10 years. He is a member of Dairy Shrine and the American Legion. Reuben served as a Technical Sergeant in the Army in the Pacific Theater in World War II and participated in a Veterans Honor Flight to Washington D.C. a few years ago. He was recognized with the Iowa Holstein Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 1993, Fayette County Distinguished Dairyman Award, Iowa Distinguished Dairyman in 1982, and the Fayette County Pioneer Dairyman in 1999. Reu-Mar was also recognized as a PBR herd for several years. Over the years, Reuben bred many excellent cows including herd favorites Reu-Mar Paragon Opal EX-91-5E 42 - Midwest Holsteins, Summer 2016

and Reu-Mar Standout EX-91-3E. Reuben and Mary have four children. Brenda (Mark) Johnson of Cresco, Alan (Brenda) of Clermont, Kevin (Marilyn) of Maynard, and Karen (Marc) Vandegift of Marshalltown. Both Alan (1987) and Kevin (1989) received the Outstanding Young Holstein Breeder Award. All four children were 4-H members and showed Holstein projects. Reuben and Mary have six grandchildren. Aaron, Andrea (Brad) Sayles, Aric (Wendy), Jonathan, Alison Vandegrift and Matt Vandegrift. In addition, Reuben and Mary have six great-grandchildren. Their oldest great granddaughter, Alexis, participated in her first district show and county 4-H shows in 2015. Reuben and Mary still live in their home in Clermont and Reuben still enjoys attending World Dairy Expo, Holstein shows and sales. He even surprised his family last spring when he bought a heifer on a sale. Most Sundays you can find Reuben and Mary attending West Clermont Lutheran Church and then making the short trek over to Gunder for lunch.

Outstanding Young Holstein Breeder Award, Sheri Danhof While growing up, Sheri always enjoyed days spent at the farm whether it was feeding calves, milking cows or helping her dad, Frank, with registrations and classification. Showing was also enjoyed and very important to her family. Highlights from Sheri’s youth were showing Regancrest Broker Dory-ET EX-92, a daughter from Snow-N Denises Dellia, at the 1997 World Dairy Expo. Dory was also nominated Junior All-American that year. Dory along with Regancrest Jed Deborah-ET and Regancrest Juror Brina were an All-American Nomination for Best Three Females. Sheri was active in FFA, 4-H and the Junior Holstein Association serving as an officer. She received the District 1 Distinguished Junior Member Award. She also was a member of the Allamakee County 4-H Dairy Judging Team and was the 1996-1997 Allamakee County Dairy Princess. After graduating from high school in 1996, Sheri attended NICCCalmar for business. Prior to the farm’s expansion of the dairy in 1997-1998, Sheri became a full time employee working alongside her dad with the genetics and marketing, and now is a partner in Regancrest. She has invested in partnership with her family on some key individuals and has been developing them under the Regancrest prefix. One of her favorites being Regancrest Barbara-ET EX-92, the 1st 2-Yr-Old and Reserve Intermediate Champion at the Iowa State Fair. Barbara was on the cover of the Holstein World’s “Barbie Issue”. Barbara is the dam of Regancrest S At Broadway-ET EX-91 - former #2 PTAT 8/2014 GTPI+2045 and the dam of the 2015 Iowa Holstein Show/State Fair Produce of Dam. Another favorite from the Barbie family is Regancrest Dundee Barbidoll-ET EX-90, member of the 1st place Best Three Females at the 2009 Midwest Fall National. Through the years, Sheri became interested in their genetics and marketing program. She has really enjoyed the people that the business has brought to them, as well as, the opportunities. She has had the opportunity to travel around the World watching live animals sell from their genetics in 7 different countries. She was able to take a spring break in South Africa while she watched her dad judge their National Holstein Show. She also has traveled to Scotland to speak on their breeding program. Along with her husband, Jason, they have developed the Danhof prefix. They have invested in cow families that they have considered to be an excellent addition to some of the cow families at Regancrest. Jason and Sheri share a passion of breeding, owning and developing good animals. They also keep some of the high profile flush or show animals at their home – making these individual animals easier to manage and display, and also for marketing embryos, bulls to AI, and females for public auction. The first animal purchased was Holbric-ML Planet Diva-ET VG-87 DOM. Diva was purchased as a choice from Ernlo Sue-Lynn-ET VG-88, a Shottle daughter from Ernlo Daisy Lynn-ET EX-90 DOM. Daisy Lynn was a Durham daughter from Kerndtway Jolt DaisyET. Sheri remembers her dad bidding on Daisy at the Kerdtway dispersal. Diva is still in the Regancrest herd today and due back in early June. She has produced 142,950M 5085F 4627P in three lactations. The first bull that they sold to AI was a Freddie son from Diva, Danhof Detroit who recently graduated and made the active line-up at Semex. Daughters from Diva have been sold as sale consignments while others remain in the herd including a Mogul granddaughter, Danhof Mogul Dallas-ET VG-85 87-MS G+2476 and Mogul Delarae VG-86 87-MS G+2398, who is the dam of Danhof Dillion-ET GTPI+2722. Jason and Sheri also own some partnership animals with Matt & Jana Hamlett. One of the partnership animals is Butz-Hill Dundee Rival-ET EX-92 95-MS who was purchased as a summer yearling in the Field of Dreams Sale. Rival was Grand Champion of the 2010 Iowa State Holstein Show, Reserve Grand at the 2010 Midwest 2016 Iowa Holstein Association Board Fall National Show and Best Udder and 10th place 5-Yr-Old at the front row l to r: Bob Rahe, Trent Henkes, Tom Simon, Mark World Dairy Expo. Knudtson, Kevin Fossum; back row: Joe Gibbs, Shellie Volker, Their children are Lexie, 17, and Zachary, 3. Dave Chapman, Carl Mensen, Paul Stempfle, Walt Wessel, Paula Smith, Jess Rediske, Katie Stoll, Jeff Hammerand Midwest Holsteins, Summer 2016 - 43

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Celebrate at the Great Northern on June 7 at 7:30 p.m. and treat yourself to some of these individuals selling. ATWOOD DAUGHTER SELLS


Androscoggin Alx Alexandrea EX-91 at 3-11

Pineyvale Alexander Hope EX-90 at 3-03

3-03 365 28,480 4.4 1277 2.9 853

2-11 365 30,870 4.3 1323 3.1 944

Dam: Androscoggin Dundee Allison EX-93 2nd Dam: Androscoggin Dante Ambrose EX-93 3E

Dam: Chapel-Bank Outside Helen EX-95 174,840 3.7 6491 lifetime

FEVER DAUGHTER SELLS OTHER HIGHLIGHTS SELLING • Indigo, a VG Atwood - VG Talent dam, EX-94 granddam

• Legit, VG-87 - EX-92 dam with 365 58,590 4.5 2667 3.0 1487, 1st WI & 2nd Natl. Fat record • Brie, a just fresh Windbrook - EX-93 Roy dam, EX-93 Durham granddam

• Sophie-Red, by Picolo sells with her red Dresser heifer calf - EX-92 Rubens with 181,670 lifetime

Curr-Vale Durham Eve-ET EX-94 3E

• Rhianna, GP-84 2Y, fresh with her second calf - backed by 6 Excellent dams • other young cows & bred heifers sell carrying heifer calves

213,200 4.0 8527 3.3 6949 lifetime Dam: Dutch-Treat Royalist Emily EX-90 158,950 4.5 7177 3.1 4991 lifetime

All of these individuals are from deep, well-respected cow families and would be a great addition to any herd.

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Due to Heisenberg in August. Essay has 6 daughters in the herd 2 by Teacher due in October and December, a yearling by Mack and 3 March 2016 Diamondbacks.

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Faith has a December 2015 Denver at +2662G. Her dam is a VG-87 VG-MS Armitage with 37,000 1531 1215 at 2Y and is headed to 40,000 as a 3-year-old. 2nd dam VG-85 VG-MS Jeeves with 30,820 1196 984 at 3Y, and the next 6 dams are EX and VG tracing back to Ralma Juror Faith.


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Fresh in March and headed towards 40,000 as a Junior 3-Year-Old. Empress has a Supersire daughter.

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Queen has 4 milking daughters in the herd - 3 are pictured left to right:

Now over 100,000 in 3 lactations and due to sexed Diamondback in September. From 11 generations of EX and VG dams - she is carrying on the family tradition.

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Another young cow we are excited about!

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NATIONAL DIRECTOR’S REPORT Dear Holstein Breeders, The synergy that genomic testing brings to embryo transfer and parentage verification is the main reason that Holstein Association USA updated registration requirements for this important subgroup of cattle. Moving forward, recovery, transfer and freezing forms will no longer be required to register calves from embryo transfer (ET) or in-vitro fertilization (IVF). That also means that embryo transfer fees will no longer be charged when registering a calf. That represents a $10 savings on every calf. To take full advantage of this unfolding situation, please update your EASY registration software. The May 2016 update will help you register your ET and IVF calves. If you do not make this update, your registrations may still be hung up in the system. For some Association members, this change may not have come fast in enough. Rest assured we have been listening to concerns and working on the matter for some time. The wheels for the May 2016 announcement were set in motion a long time ago and formally adapted at the November 2015 board meeting. However, management and the board waited to make the formal announcement until we could fully implement the change at 1 Holstein Place. It takes computer reprogramming and new systems to bring a change like this to fruition. What has changed in the world of Holstein embryo transfer calves? In 2015, ET and IVF calves made up approximately 10 percent of all registrations. Of those embryo transfers, 80 percent were genomic tested by their owners... a trend that continues to move upward with each passing year. That 80 percent represented 8 percent of the Holstein calf population, so the level of sire and dam verification in this group is really high. Also, 89 percent of ET and IVF calves had genomic-tested dams. Those high verification demographics among ET and IVF calves flew headwinds into computer hiccups. In 30 percent of cases, the registration process was held up because not all ET registration rules established decades ago were followed... primarily recovery, transfer and freezing forms. While we will be saving members money, know that the Association will wipe out $364,000 in revenue from the ledgers. While we want to be responsive to members, we also will need to keep the books balanced and

develop revenue from other streams. Although this may sound redundant to some, the Association will be conducting a spot-checking program on ET and IVF calves. And even though you may have already genomic tested a calf, that individual may turn up for verification for a second test. In that case, the expense will be on Holstein if the calf has a genomic profile. If the ET or IVF calf has not been genomic tested, the expense will be on the owner. One of the primary drivers for that ET-IVF verification is not developing a database of leading genetics internally. As you may know, most genetic samples these days are not flowing through the Association. The spot-checking system will involve 5 percent of registered ETs in the top 10 percent (P9) of the breed. Recently a few directors have fielded phone calls from some members inquiring if we should have split the ET category into two suffixes - ET and IVF. The idea may have some merit for a few reasons. First, some among us believe IVF calves have a few more health-related issues than both ET and conventionally born herdmates. Second, the IVF suffix gives a further inkling as to the number of calves that may exist to a mating between dam and sire. If this is an area of concern either way, please voice your concern at this year’s national convention in New York or call a national director. On another topic, many of you know that Zoetis developed a Wellness Trait index (WT$). That index includes measurements for mastitis, lameness, metritis, retained placenta, displaced abomasum, and ketosis. While those six health-related traits cannot be found on Council of Dairy Cattle Breeding websites, you can look up your Holsteins on Enlight Dairy at The website, developed in partnership with Zoetis and Holstein Association USA, is the best way to find that information. That is because the information is private and it’s at the owner’s discretion as to who sees it. It’s the very reason some A.I. studs have released it on company websites and sire catalogs but you cannot find the WT$ health traits other places. If you have any concerns you would like to see addressed, please give us a call. It’s our pleasure to represent and serve you. Your National Directors, Paul Buhr Dale Drendel Corey Geiger Mark Kerndt Boyd Schaufelberger

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Warmka Holsteins Russ & Laura Warmka Family, Fox Lake by Ashley Yager

The Warmka Family, left to right - Brad, Russ, Erik, Danielle on the halter of Warmka Chris Leah 1441-Red, Carrie and Laura

he Russ and Laura Warmka family of Fox Lake, Wis., exemplifies a family dairy where each member has a deep appreciation and passion for the Holstein cow. For a family with a little later start in the Registered Holstein business, the Warmkas have learned there is nothing they can’t achieve when they put their minds, hearts and souls into reaching their dreams. The farm has been in the Warmka family for more than 50 years. The late Andrew Warmka, Russ’ father, founded the dairy, and Russ took ownership starting with the purchase of the cows in 2006. Russ and Laura bought out the remainder of the farm in 2013, including all land and buildings. The farm includes roughly 200 acres, with an additional 200 acres rented. Russ and Laura have four children that share an immense passion for the Holstein cow. Their oldest son, Erik, is a 2014 graduate of UW-River Falls with a degree in dairy science. He now works full-time on the farm as herdsman. Carrie is a 2015 graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in Dairy Science. Carrie is employed with United Cooperative as a livestock feed and nutrition specialist, where she completes rations for farms including the home dairy operation. Finally, Brad and Danielle will be entering their senior and sophomore years at UW-Madison this fall, and both are studying dairy science. There are eight additional full-time employees on the dairy. Russ is the dedicated feed man, while Laura is resident calf feeder, accounts payable and human resources manager. The Warmka’s herd has maintained a more commercial focus through the years, with the exception of purchased calves for FFA and show projects. Russ and Laura’s kids started in the dairy project showing grade Holsteins, and their Registered Holstein interest caught fire once they were able to see those animals and the activities kids were involved in. Russ best describes the explosion of interest as ‘a 4-H project gone wild,’ but Erik, Carrie, Brad and Danielle were hooked with no turning back. In 2007, the Dodge County Junior Holstein group hosted the annual WI Junior Holstein Convention. The Dodge County leaders recruited the Warmkas to participate in the dairy bowl contest, as they had previously participated in the 4-H contest. Through tremendous county mentorship and a budding interest for the Registered Holstein business, the Warmkas continued to grow their interest and purchase project calves to compete at the local and state levels. Now, the entire herd is identified through the Easy-ID program. The Warmka’s herd includes 500 milking animals milked three times a day with an average of 97 pounds per cow. Their rolling herd average is right at 31,000 pounds milk, and these numbers include a few Brown Swiss and Jersey cows. Like all dairy producers, management is key for Russ and Laura. The Warmkas raise all of their calves, with the exception of some steers that


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are sold as feeders. Calves are fed pasteurized milk with balancer three times a day. Warmkas rent a set of buildings for steers, and heifers are kept on the farm until four months of age. Heifers are sent to a grower from four months until one or two months prior to calving, and typically calve at 2-00 or earlier. The Warmkas have a tremendous first service conception rate on heifers at 78%, which they attribute to the exceptional job done by their heifer raiser. Russ credits their heifer raiser for a tremendous job raising young stock, translating to well-grown, quiet, and healthy first lactation cows. All heifers are SMS mated through Select Sires and bred to sexed semen the first three services. One of the things on the dairy that Russ is adamant about is keeping a simple, current inventory in the semen tank. He likes to keep up with new bulls and doesn’t see a value in having too much money tied up with having a full semen tank. The Warmkas are on Select’s PGA program, but utilize both proven and genomic sires and have separate commercial and ‘show sire’ lists. Traits heavily selected for include udder, foot and leg, and a high emphasis on protein. Bulls currently used include Brewmaster, Millington, Premium, Mando, Beemer, Union, Atwood and Donatello. The Warmka herd is home to several impressive Bradnick daughters, a few nice McCutchen milking daughters, and an additional 70 McCutchen calves on the way. They are also excited about their Kingboy daughters, as they definitely stand out in the hutches and heifer pens. The Warmka family hopes to have the ability to market more cattle soon, as they have been focused on growing within the last three years. They began expansion in 2013, and completed a second expansion in spring of 2015. All growth has been from within, with the exception of a 100-cow herd and youngstock purchased to help fill the barns. The newer facilities allow the Warmkas space for a pre-fresh group and dry cows with

Warmka Chris Leah 1441-Red-ET VG-89

bedded pack. Cow comfort and low stress levels are evident in the sandbedded freestall barn, and the Warmkas are hoping to continue building pedigrees in their cow families while utilizing selective to heavy culling on higher SCC cows. The ultimate goal for Russ and Laura is to improve efficiency on the dairy – to pay bills and make money. They do not want to grow all of their feed, as history shows it’s cheaper to purchase corn than grow it. The Warmkas own their equipment through a forage LLC and utilize a share system with two other people. In the immediate future, the Warmkas hope to build a new calf barn. If more of the kids return to the farm, there will be talk of a new parlor and/or addition of more cows. For now, the Warmka family is excited to focus on continual improvement and marketing from a key cow – Warmka Chris Leah 1441-Red-ET, scored VG-89 just two weeks fresh in her second lactation. Leah’s dam was an EX cow Erik purchased after showing her at state fair as a managerial project. Leah was the winner of the 2015 Dodge County Holstein Futurity, and is milking 120 pounds a day this lactation. She also was first Senior Two-Year-Old of the Junior Show at the Midwest Spring Red and White Show, and the winner of the 2015 Dodge County Holstein Futurity. The proof in cow care lies in Danielle’s cow, Day-Brem Damion Mickayla, EX-90. Now in her seventh lactation, she has daughters and granddaughters in the herd and has been an asset to the farm. Mikayla’s dam was purchased from a fellow Dodge County Holstein Breeder. Mikayla was one of the first registered calves born at Warmka Holsteins and was given to Danielle to be the foundation of her herd. The three older Warmka children had recently purchased their foundation animals from the Fond du Lac Classic and this was a way for all four to get a start on their own herds. There is no denying the tremendous impact the Registered Holstein business has had on the four Warmka children. Each one of them has achieved tremendous accolades in their Holstein careers, including the 4-H, FFA and Junior Holstein organizations. They credit Chuck Crave for their start in dairy bowl and the Behling family for serving as role models, especially for carpooling opportunities and feeding the show bug. Russ, Laura, and their children are all extremely thankful to their past coaches and the supporters of the Dodge County dairy youth and Junior Holstein Association for their help and encouragement. They are also thankful to their competitors in dairy bowl, judging and the show ring that have now turned into college friends and teammates. From dairy bowl to state FFA recognition, the Warmka crew has done it all and come out on top. They have been on the winning Junior Dairy Bowl team, served as UW-River Falls and Badger Invitational Sale chairs, World Dairy Expo show ring and milkhouse chairs, and competed at the national level for dairy bowl, judging, jeopardy and more. Both boys were/are involved in Alpha Gamma Rho, and both girls the Association of Women in Agriculture. Additionally, the girls have both been named Distinguished Junior Members and held royalty positions. Carrie served as the 2011 Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant, 2014 Dodge County Fairest of the Fair and was named the Outstanding Holstein Girl in 2015. Danielle is currently the Wisconsin Red and White Holstein Princess. Erik and Carrie continue to pay-it-forward, too, as Erik has helped with the Waupun FFA dairy judging team and Carrie helps to coach the Dodge County juniors. The Warmka family has a bright future and a lot to be proud of, from the cows in the barn to the kids excelling in knowledge and growth in the industry.

Brad and Danielle were part of this year’s 2nd place Senior Dairy Bowl team at the state convention, while Carrie helped coach the team.

From the Office Spring has proven to be a busy time here at the Wisconsin Holstein Office. The new Wisconsin Dairy Showcase was kicked off, held our annual Brewer Trip sponsored by the Young Adult Committee, educated over 90 youth at Cow Camp and have traveled all over the state presenting $16,000 in scholarships at honor nights to our youth! This year we branded our venue at the Alliant Energy grounds as the Wisconsin Dairy Showcase as Jersey breeders came to join our Midwest Spring National Show and the Red & White Spring Show. It was a great venture for all dairy breeders with many people exhibiting and spectating the shows over two days. A total of 232 animals exhibited in our show for Tim Abbott. Congratulations to all the exhibitors from around the Midwest that were honored. Wisconsin came home with the state banner in impressive fashion yet again. We look forward to growing this event in the future and hope many other states come to join this new exciting venue in Madison! Thank you to everyone that purchased a Treasure Quest ticket and entered a heifer into the contest. This was the largest amount of heifer entries we have had in the 12 years of the contest. The winning ticket was sold to Jessica Pralle of Humbird. Jessica chose Golden-Rose Bwire CloudRed, a spring yearling from Dawson and Kylie Nickels. They receive $7,000 for their heifer while the rest of the proceeds go towards our State Picnic taking place at Fustead Holsteins in Wausau, Saturday, August 27. This is sure to be a great event with a live auction taking place in order to support the Brad Fust Memorial fund and the general scholarship fund. Please come support our future leaders that day! One of the most enjoyable tasks we get to do in May is travel the state and award WHA members with scholarships for their dedication to the Holstein cow and superior grades in school. Members are not made aware of the exact scholarship they are receiving that evening so it gives us great pleasure to see their excitement when Wisconsin Holstein is there to support their future. We know our events force junior members to miss many hours of class time, yet they are able to maintain superior scholastic achievement while developing their Holstein project. Many thanks to the teachers, principals and other youth organizations around the state for working with our juniors in order to achieve both. The summer show season is just around the corner. Before you travel to your District Show PLEASE make sure your registration papers are in order again this year. Each animal MUST have a valid registration paper again this year for proper ID. If An electronic version of your paper from the National Holstein office will be accepted again. No verification letters are being accepted or processed. If you use eartags and not an image for ID, each animal must have TWO registration tags in their ears in order to be considered registered. One of these can be an RFID tag but they are not required for our shows. No paper, no show! Memberships not renewed yet will also receive a $50 late fee at check-in. A special thanks to Jessica Pralle for working with us since the beginning of the year in a support role. She assisted us in completing specific tasks our small staff couldn’t get to yet needed complete. Best of luck this summer in your internship Jessica. And as one Jessica walks out the door, another comes in. Jessica Steger of Prairie du Chien will serve as our Summer Intern with the Association starting on Monday, May 23. Watch for her during the summer months. Our Wisconsin Holstein Princess Kati and Princess Attendant Paige have a very busy schedule ahead of them. Their calendar of events is many pages long and includes our own show season as well as numerous dairy promotional events to educate general consumers. In addition, the JAC’s will be running many directions putting on fitting and showing clinics and running our state showmanship contests. If you are in need of either group this summer or fall, please see their respective contact pages to fill out a request form. They are more than willing to assist you as needed. Finally, good luck to all our members traveling to and competing at the National Holstein Convention in New York this June. We wish Jim Rickert the best in his candidacy for the national board and our all our junior members competing for top honors in numerous divisions. Hope to see you all at our state show in July in order to witness our new junior day and welcome Jersey exhibitors as they join Red & White and us for a top notch event! Larry Nelson wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2016-17

2016 Herds of Excellence

HERDS OF EXCELLENCE CRITERIA: Herds receiving the award 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; • Be enrolled in the Association’s TriStarSM production records program.

Glenn-Ann Holsteins

Bur-Wall Holsteins

Brewer Family • Albany, Wisconsin

Behnke Family • Brooklyn, Wisconsin

First-Year Honoree • 94% Homebred Average Classification Score: 83.1 ME Averages: 33,203M 1,303F 1,067P Like a lot of great Registered Holstein breeders today, the Brewer family’s involvement started with purchasing show calves for the kids. Among them, Glenn and Joann Brewer purchased J-J Jonette EB Bootie EX-91 GMD DOM for their daughter. She ended up being their first EX cow, and their first cow to make over 200,000 pounds of lifetime milk. Today, a third of the herd goes back to this one cow. Glenn and Joann play very active roles in the farm with their three children: Tami, Traci and Tony. Tami has a full-time job off the farm in finance, but feeds calves every morning before going to work. Her husband, Brian Behnke, works for Semex and helps a lot when he’s home, making all the mating decisions. Traci left her job in finance in 2014 to come home to the farm full-time. She does the majority of the milking, along with brother, Tony, who also does a lot of fieldwork. Tony and his wife, Nicole, carry jobs off the farm in the Albany school district. They milk in a 78-cow tie stall, with 200 head total on the farm, and farm 700 acres of land. With only one additional employee outside of family, Traci admits it takes a lot of planning to make sure everything gets done. She says, “Communication is key!” Brian’s breeding philosophy with the herd is every dairyman’s dream. He says, “We are trying to make cows that make 150,000 pounds of milk in four lactations and score VG or better. That takes an open framed cow with a flat bone, open rib and quality throughout to go along with a great udder.” They are using young genomic bulls Stantons High Octane-ET, Progenesis Novo, Regancrest Merjack-ET, Morningview Upright-ET, and KH Cinderdoor-ET while still using the two daughter proven bulls Amighetti Numero Uno-ET and Monument Impression-ET. Their most cherished brood cow is Glenn-Ann Durham Sharla EX-93 GMD. Her daughters include Glenn-Ann Jasper Shiner EX-94. A barn favorite is Wilcoxview BC Phinale EX-92, who is still in the herd at fourteen years old. Another impact cow is Glenn-Ann Miss Pepperdine VG-89 DOM, the dam of Glenn-Ann Palermo-ET. The Brewer family is proud of the dairy community they live in and appreciate the support. Traci says, “We live in a great county in Green County. There are so many outstanding homebred herds with wonderful people.”

(l to r) Brian & Tami Behnke (with dog, Jack), Traci Brewer, Nicole & Tony Brewer, and parents, Joann & Glenn Brewer (sitting). 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2016

First-Year Honoree • 77% Homebred Average Classification Score: 85.8 ME Averages: 35,328M 1,330F 1,098P The Behnke family milks in a 58-cow tie stall barn and runs 265 acres. They raise all their own replacements and sell a handful of breeding bulls each year. Parents Wallace and Donna farm alongside their son, Bob (wife Denise) and daughter, Brenda, helps a lot on weekends. Their niece and nephew help time to time, and neighbors assist with the crops. Bob is quick to credit others for their success. He says, “It took a lot of help from family, friends and neighbors to help get us where we are today.” A lot of excitement surrounds the Behnke family as the new world record milk production cow Bur-Wall Buckeye Gigi EX-94 calls Bur-Wall Holsteins home. At 8-02, her 365 day record was 74,560 pounds of milk, 2,126 pounds of protein, and 2,251 pounds of fat. In four lactations, she has made 248,240 pounds of lifetime milk. She was a 2013 Star of the Breed, standing fifth in the 2013 Midwest Spring National Show aged cow class. Gigi has three milking daughters, scored EX-90 (Lheros), VG-88 (Talent) and VG-87 (Braxton). Over the decades, they have bred and developed many outstanding cow families. Besides Gigi basking in her share of the spotlight these days, another family favorite is Rose-Lyn S Storm Cypress EX-94 2E. At 6-03, she made over 50,000 pounds of milk, and was first in the 150,000 pound cow class at the 2014 International Junior Holstein Show. Two other cows that showcased tremendous type, production, and transmitting ability in the herd were Wilcoxview Rudolph Cali-ET EX-93 DOM and Wilcoxview Rudolph Patrice EX-93 DOM. Bob’s breeding goal is to have an “outstanding, high-type herd that also has the ability to milk.” For sires, they are using Mr Atwood BrokawET, Mr Chassity Gold Chip-ET, Canyon-Breeze At Airlift-ET, Lirr Drew Dempsey, Regancrest Elton Durham-ET and Braedale Goldwyn. They have heavy type influence in their sire selection criteria, and use genomic information as a tool. Additionally, Bob says, “I listen to people I respect in the industry.” To help market their cattle, Bob classifies every seven months and is on TriStarSM. They sell some show-aged calves and embryos, but hope to

seated, left to right: Rebecca, Alan & Brenda Murphy, Sterling & Keri Evert, Carter Murphy; back: Lisa, Taylor, Roger & Morgan Behnke, Donna & Wallace Behnke, Bob & Denise Behnke, Tori Evert, Tami & Brian Behnke.

increase the farm’s bull and embryo sales in the future. Bob cites his dad, Wallace, for helping him stay focused on the future. Bob says “He showed me the value of getting up in the morning and getting things done during the day, and eventually being rewarded for that.”

District 8 Report

Ever-Green-View Farms

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

Thomas J. Kestell • Waldo, Wisconsin

Dodge County

Six-Year Honoree • 83% Homebred Average Classification Score: 84.9 ME Averages: 37,887M 1,526F 1,156P “The most pleasing thing is walking through a barn full of cows you are pleased to own, but when you sell them, the buyer is happy with them too,” Tom Kestell says. Ever-Green-View Farms has had tremendous success marketing their Registered Holstein genetics around the world by making buyers happy. He continues, “Never promise more than you can deliver, and deliver more than you promise.” Tom, his wife Gin, and their son, Chris, formed an LLC this year, and milk between 86-100 cows in their tie-stall barn. They keep about 50 ET donor dams and produce a lot of embryos for export, as many as 3,000 a year. They raise all of their bulls. “You’ve got to have inventory so when things come up, you have a supply to meet the demand. A lot of sales are spontaneous, so we maintain a large, marketable inventory and keep up on testing requirements,” says Tom. Their export market determines a lot of the mating choices they make. They have had good success with Seagull-Bay Supersire-ET, Mountfield SSI Dcy Mogul-ET and De-Su Bkm McCutchen 1174-ET, and use some new genomic bulls. Tom likes to use a limited number of sires, but use them a lot to really see how they work in his herd. Their most notable brood cow is Ever-Green-View Elsie-ET EX-92 2E GMD DOM, the grand dam of Ever-Green-View My 1326-ET, a former milk production world record holder. One of Elsie’s great-grandsons, Flevo Genetics Snowman-ET, is a top TPI bull that Tom has been very pleased with, even in his own herd. The cow family boasts seven generations of 50,000 pound cows with EX udders. One Snowman daughter in his herd Tom is particularly excited about is Broeks Ann-ET. She is classified EX-91 and peaked at 200 pounds a day with a 6 SCC. Ever-Green-View has been on Holstein COMPLETE since the program was introduced, and classifies at least four times a year. Tom also enjoys using Enlight to monitor his genetics. Tom’s future plans for the herd include reviving his Red & White Holstein program and working a little more on polled. His advice for budding Holstein breeders, “Do your homework on whatever it is you want to do and become a student of it. Don’t invest without thinking it through, and follow through with a plan.”

2015 Adult Membership: 113; Jr. Membership: 25 Adult Association officers - President: Dennis Gunst; Vice President: Matt Smith; Secretary: Mary Feucht; Treasurer: Ty Hildebrandt; Directors: Steve Patterson, Jared Buske, Erik Warmka, Shawn Nehls and Mandy Sell. Junior Association officers - President: Brad Warmka; Vice President: Danielle Warmka; Secretary: Dawson Nickels; Treasurer: Kylie Nickels. 2016 marks another great year for both the Dodge County junior and adult groups. Our juniors started out the year with another successful convention, with both our Junior and Senior Dairy bowl teams placing 2nd. Kylie Nickels placed first in the intermediate division of Dairy Jeopardy, while Dawson Nickels placed third. Danielle Warmka placed second in the senior division of Dairy Jeopardy, beating out her brother Brad, who was third on the tie-breaking question! Andy Sell was named a DJM recipient, and Dawson and Kylie Nickels were named YDJM recipients, with Kylie earning the honors of representing Wisconsin at the National Holstein Convention. We’re excited to be sending three juniors to the National Holstein Convention in Syracuse, New York!  In January, we held our county’s annual meeting. There, Dan Bohn was awarded the Honoree of the Association, Mandy Sell was awarded the Friend of the Association and Danielle Warmka was awarded the Outstanding Holstein Girl.  The Dodge County Holstein breeders hosted the 71st Dodgeramma, America’s longest running sale! The sale was held on May 21 at the Dodge County Fairgrounds, with over 50 lots selling!   The Dodge County Holstein Futurity will be held in conjunction with the Dodge County Fair, on Saturday August 20, it will be judged by Jeff Brantmeier. Last year’s Futurity was topped by Warmka Chris Leah 1441Red.

Jefferson County

2015 Adult Membership: 50; Jr. Membership: 30 Adult Association officers - Linda Wright, Bryce Krull, Kayla Wright, Jodi Bobolz, Peggy Brandenburg. Junior advisory committee - Carley Krull, Nicole Wright, Cierra EhrkeEssock, Olivia Brandenburg, Collin Uecker. Jefferson County has a bright future ahead of them with an active group of juniors. We had a group attend Junior Holstein Convention where they participated in many activities and a few received awards and scholarships. The youth also presented long time dairy leader and good friend Maureen DeBruin with the WHY Friend Award. They would also like to thank Roy Hetts for his time and leadership skills as a county dairy judging coach for many years. Jefferson County is now on Facebook! Like us and see what the youth are up to at: Jefferson County Wisconsin Dairy Youth Activities. The youth will be hosting a scoopie night at the local Culver’s to raise money for future events or workshops. The youth dairy committee also hosts showmanship clinics, showmanship jackpot, and an honors auction at the Jefferson County Fair. Our honors auction will be with the Meat Animal Sale on Saturday, July 9 at 1:00 pm. We are always seeking new supporters. Many of our adult and junior members will be exhibiting at shows at all levels this year.

Milwaukee County

2015 Adult Membership: 1; Jr. Membership: 0

Ozaukee County

2015 Adult Membership: 9; Jr. Membership: 1

Washington County

Chris, Gin, Jennifer and Tom Kestell

2015 Adult Membership: 32; Jr. Membership: 14 Junior Association officers - President: Dylan Mayer; Secretary: Mark Schaefer; Treasurer: Thomas Melius; Advisors: Melissa Schaefer & Sam Wesp.

Waukesha County

2015 Adult Membership: 17; Jr. Membership: 1 Adult Association officers - President: James Grojan; Vice President: Matt Hopkins; Secretary/Treasurer: Audrey Hopkins. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2016-19

Join us... La Crosse County Holstein Breeders TWILIGHT MEETING Monday, June 20 • 7:00 p.m. La Crosse County Fairgrounds located at the corner of Hwy. 16 & County M in West Salem

~ Meal & Judging starts at 7:00 p.m. ~ Meeting & door prize drawing will start at 8:30 p.m. Questions, please contact Jody Hoyer at 608-786-0058 Sponsored by La Crosse County Holstein Breeders

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Paige’s Pastures

Hello fellow Holstein enthusiasts! June dairy month is finally here and district shows are quickly approaching. This month will be busy for Kati and I promoting our association and the dairy industry as a whole at many events celebrating June dairy month. This past month I had the opportunity to work with many youth. Two of my favorite moments from May were Cow Camp and the Ellsworth FFA Elementary Ag Day. At the Elementary Ag Day I was able to educate about 750 students from 4K through 4th grade about the importance of drinking milk and more specifically the nine essential nutrients found in milk and how each has a specific job that helps the body. One of my favorite moments from that day was seeing reactions of the students, especially the 4K girls to my crown and sash. In one group, I asked the kids who they thought I was and I got answers from Elsa to Rapunzel and various other princesses. I thought I had outgrown my days of Cow Camp, until this year. As soon as I was crowned princess attendant, I was eagerly anticipating the second weekend in May. Going back to Beaver Creek Reserve brought back so many memories of my first Cow Camp there 10 years ago. It is also crazy to think this was my last Cow Camp and it was my little brother Levi’s first year attending camp. As I brought campers to cabins it was fun to see them meet up with old friends and meet new friends, just as I had at camp and to think that someday they will be leading the group as the JACs and Princesses. It was also cool to reminisce with the other JACs who I had attended camp with about our memories together at cow camp “back in the day”. Of course, the annual shaving cream fight to wrap up camp was a highlight. After spending the weekend getting to know the younger junior members in the association I have no doubt that the future of our association is bright! I anticipate seeing my new friends from camp and other junior and adult members through the remainder of the year and getting to know them even better. I am also looking forward to all the opportunities I will have throughout the month of June at various events to educate and enhance the public’s knowledge about the dairy industry. I especially love seeing kid’s reactions to the crown and sash because that never gets old. Until next time, Paige Nelson

2016 Wisconsin Championship Show Hotel Information Clarion Suites at The Alliant Energy Center 2110 Rimrock Road, Madison, WI 53713


• Reference Room Block: WI Holstein State Championship Show. Room block and these rates will be held open until June 30. • Room block for the nights of Wed., July 27 - Sat., July 30 - room types range from 1 bedroom suite, to 2 queen beds with sofa sleeper, as well as rooms with full living rooms and kitchens; rates range from $124-$134 per night Rooms in the area will fill up quickly so here are additional hotels near the grounds.

Comfort Inn

722 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713 608-255-7400 - Reference WI Holstein State Championship Show

Sheraton Madison Hotel

706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713 608-251-2300

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Wednesday, July 27 3:00 p.m.

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WI Championship Junior Show State Showmanship Contest Judging Contest begins

Friday, July 29 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

All-WI Red & White Show, Jersey State Show WHA Championship Heifer Show

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WI Holstein National DJM and YDJM Spotlight Below are the 2016 national candidates from Wisconsin that submitted materials for Holstein USA’s National youth contests, in addition to a response of one personal view question they were asked on the state application. Good luck to those advancing to the National contest!

Kylie Nickels - National YDJM

Kylie Nickels is the 14-year-old daughter of Tom and Penni Nickels. Kylie is a freshman at Watertown Public High School. Kylie and her older brother Dawson are currently building their own herd under the Dreamfix Holstein prefix. Today’s consumer is becoming more aware of where their food comes from and how it’s produced. If you were to host a farm tour for a 4th grade class, describe the tour and any points you would make to the students. “From GMOs to animal comfort and care, today’s consumers consider several factors when making food purchases. I would start at the maternity pen and calf barn, immediately iterating the importance of calf care before and after birth while also specifying the major needs a fresh cow requires by relating the care for calves to be similar to the care of newborn babies. Next, the tour would continue in the freestall barn and milking parlor, and I would point out all the dedicated labor farmers put into their herd; the stalls having bedding and walkways clean with a lot of traction. I would finish the tour showing the milking process and how milk goes from the udder to bulk tank, and the cleanliness of equipment to ensure a safe, healthy product in their fridge.”

Kaianne Hodorff - National YDJM

Kaianne Hodorff feeds calves and files registrations at her family’s dairy farm, Second Look Holsteins LLC in Eden. She helps with additional farm responsibilities along with her parents Corey & Tammy and sisters Kayli, Kalista and Kaydence. Kaianne is a freshman at Campbellsport High School. When looking to purchase a heifer for your herd, what specific criteria would you look for, and given current market conditions, what is your budget for meeting those specifications? “When purchasing animals to expand my herd, I focus on buying show-type animals that exhibit dairy traits, including being clean throughout the hips and pins, sharp over the topline and clean throughout. They should possess the traits of a deep rib, well-framed, tall and long individual. When marketing animals, buyers tend to look at the dam and sire’s pedigrees. Animals with deeper pedigrees are usually worth more at sale time. I want to own a heifer I can develop over time, who will produce additional heifers and leave a legacy. With current market conditions, my budget would be around $3,000, since my income from working on the farm, refereeing soccer and babysitting is delegated to saving for my future education and investing in developing my herd.”

Hannah Nelson - National YDJM

Hannah Nelson is the 16-year-old daughter of Tracy Mitchell and Marc Nelson. She is currently a junior at Ellsworth High School in Ellsworth where she resides with her mom, sister Paige and brothers Mitchell and Levi.

How would you explain to someone the difference between a Registered Holstein and a non-registered Holstein? “The difference between a Registered Holstein and a non-registered Holstein seems like it would simply be a piece of paper from Holstein USA or Holstein Canada. And really, it is, but the difference lies in what the paper represents – the fact the lineage of the animal can be traced, just like our family trees. It can help us make breeding decisions by choosing desirable traits to improve that branch of the family tree and progress the breed. Knowing lineage also helps cut down on inbreeding, which can in itself pose its own share of challenges. Progression of the breed should lead to thriftier offspring for replacements in the herd. This should increase profitability through higher milk production, better components 22–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2016

and less reproductive challenges, and every farmer wants to be profitable.”

Kalista Hodorff - National YDJM

Kalista is the daughter of Corey and Tammy Hodorff. A junior on the high honor roll at Campbellsport High School, Kalista helps feed calves and with additional farm chores along with her sisters Kayli, Kaianne and Kaydence at their century family farm, Second Look Holsteins, LLC in Eden. Today’s consumer is becoming more aware of where their food comes from and how its produced. If you were to host a farm tour for a 4th grade class, describe the tour and any points you would make to the students. “Last year our farm hosted a 3rd grade class tour that was fun and successful. We split the class into four smaller groups for more hands-on experience at each station: milking cows, feed rations, calf care and cropping. In the milking parlor, the group watched cows get milked while we described how the unit worked, cooling milk to a safe temp and transporting to the cheese factory. In the feed station, kids got to touch and feel feeds, and later got to plant a green bean to take home and harvest. Each group took a horse drawn wagon ride to tour crop fields, learn about weed control and soil quality. The tour favorite was learning about calf care, and kids fed calves from a bottle and were able to pet them. The most memorable tour member was a boy who arrived in a mask, but by the end of the tour was playing and enjoying the farm environment.”

Matthew Kramer - National DJM Candidate

Matthew Kramer, 19, is the son of Leo and Chris Kramer. His family owns and operates Chrisleacres Registered Holsteins in St. Cloud. Matthew is a freshman at UW-River Falls majoring in Dairy Science.

If profit/financial gain were your only goal, describe the pedigree of an animal you would purchase to advance your herd and justify this purchase in making your farm more profitable. “I would buy from pedigrees with a few generations of Good Plus or higher and very respectable milk records. I would pay close attention to the amount of milk produced every lactation, the animal’s components, and the interval between lactations. I would like to also see that these animals were in the herd for long periods of time, giving them the capability to produce over 150,000 pounds of milk lifetime. This animal must also have the ability to stand the test of time with a good mammary system, foot and leg and health before purchased. I feel a cow able to have a calf every year and produce a high volume of milk in a lifetime is a valuable one that could help my farm be more profitable and efficient.”

Jordan Siemers - National DJM Candidate

Jordan Siemers is the 19-year-old son of Dan and Janina Siemers. He has a younger brother, Connor. Jordan is currently a sophomore at Cornell University majoring in Dairy Science and Ag Business. Jordan plans to be actively involved in the dairy industry and eventually plans to return to his family dairy, Siemers Holsteins.

What trait, not currently included in our genetic evaluations, should Holstein Association USA invest in developing, and why? “The ‘holy grail’ on most radar screens today is feed efficiency. Feed is our largest input cost, and this information would move the industry forward probably more than anything else. It’s not easy to get accurate intake information, and even more difficult to associate that with genes. Many of our health traits and calving traits the industry relies on started out being lower reliability, but as we keep researching, the data is more usable and reliable. It is also important to keep looking for new haplotypes and finding disease


markers. Some of the most important and interesting haplotypes have only recently been discovered. In the research world, there seems to be a great amount of new research into improved disease resistance, and producers could greatly benefit from this knowledge.”

Nicole Pralle - National DJM Candidate

Nicole Pralle is the 18-year old daughter of Scott Pralle & Pam Selz-Pralle. She grew up on a 400 cow dairy farm in Humbird. A freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Dairy Science, Nicole plans to pursue a career in agribusiness marketing. If profit/financial gain were your only goal, describe the pedigree of an animal you would purchase to advance your herd and justify this purchase in making your farm more profitable. “I recently purchased a heifer calf that fits this criteria and I think I bought her right! She is an Earnhardt P from a strong pedigreed, Variant Red family backed by five generations of VG or EX dams with high components. She has a GTPI over 2100 and I knew she flushed well when I purchased her. This heifer offers unique opportunities, including the chance to recover my initial $5000 investment through the sale of red, polled bulls that carry the variant gene. More exciting will be developing females and merchandising females, embryos and potential AI sires. Her strong pedigree stands on its merits, and the added values of Variant Red, polled and high GTPI makes for an exciting future.”

Elizabeth Sarbacker - National DJM Candidate

Elizabeth Sarbacker, 20, is the daughter of Tom and Vicki Sarbacker, Verona. She is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in dairy science. Elizabeth grew up on Fischerdale Holsteins, a 65-cow Registered Holstein farm north of Paoli in Dane County.

What trait, not currently included in our genetic evaluations, should Holstein Association USA invest in developing, and why? “I would like to see transition cow performance added to all animal proofs, because it is something that affects the farm every day. If a cow freshens and gets metritis, this pushes her breeding date back, which lengthens the calving interval. This can lead to fewer lactations in the herd and fewer calves, all leading to a less profitable cow. Included in the transition cow performance trait would be susceptibility to problems such as retained placentas, metritis, ketosis, milk fever, and other transition cow diseases. The ability of a cow to transition is critical for getting cows pregnant and shortening calving intervals. With a goal to maximize profitability each and every day with every animal on my farm, transition cow performance is a trait that can be added to help any farmer make sire selections to better their operation.”

Junior Award Forms

The 2016 junior award forms and latest contest rule changes will be available on the WHA website the first of June. Watch our site at for the applications and deadlines. The first forms are due September 15, and include Distinguished Junior Member, Young Distinguished Junior Member, 12 & Under Recognition and Royalty applications. Be sure to check these forms out well in advance! All remaining award forms are due on November 15.

2016 Junior Holstein Raffle

Thank you to the Jauquet family and Synergy Family Dairy for donating this year’s raffle calf ! The heifer will be available to the raffle winner, to be chosen at the 2017 Junior Convention in Wisconsin Dells. The Junior Holstein raffle tickets will be sent to Junior Advisors the first week of June. If you need tickets, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to send them directly. We are hoping to have tickets in everyone’s hands before the bulk of the June events. Contact the office at any time to have more tickets sent.

“Taste of State Fair” to be held at Junior State Fair

At this year’s Wisconsin Junior State Fair, WHA will team up with the State Fair Dairy Promotion Board to hold the second annual “Taste of State Fair” in the coliseum on Wednesday, August 3. Starting at 7:00 p.m., junior dairy exhibitors can sample state fair food, participate in games and pick up a coupon book to use while at the fair. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet fellow exhibitors and learn more about what WHA has to offer! Look for more information on this event in the next issue of the News.

From Your JACs

Hello Junior Members, Show Season! The busiest and best time of the year is finally here. I cannot wait to see everyone participating and enjoying all that Junior Holstein and their counties have in store for this month! Check your local calendar and find out when and where your county fitting and showing clinic is being held. If your county is looking for some help, the Junior Activities Committee would love to do whatever we can. Simply fill out our request form on the Junior Holstein webpage. District Shows are right around the corner. Make sure to look for a JAC to sign up and participate in Showmanship. Your JAC representative has some fun activities and treats planned for you, be sure to participate! Don’t forget to register for our very first Junior State Championship Show. You must exhibit at your district show to qualify, and entries for state show are due the day of your district show. Start getting your teams together for the judging contest. Hey Cow Campers, don’t forget to check out the WI Junior Holstein Facebook page to look at photos and videos from throughout the weekend. Be sure to share what you learned within your counties and don’t forget those beautiful paintings will make great county fair projects. I hope everyone had just as much fun as I did! I wish you all the best of luck throughout your show season! Keep sharpening your showmanship and dairy judging skills. If you are looking to get a head start on Junior Holstein award applications, you can now find them posted on the Junior Holstein webpage. I can’t wait to see everyone learning and growing through Holstein this summer! Nicole Pralle, Northwest District JAC

All-Wisconsin Junior Judging Contest

Thursday, July 28 • Alliant Energy Center, Madison Registration: 3:30 a.m. Contest Begins: 4:00 a.m. Fee: $4/Individual or $12/Team Team Registration: Team Name _________________________ Junior __________ Senior __________ (Members 14 & Under as of Jan. 1)

(Members 15 & Over as of Jan. 1)

Team Member names and ages (up to 4 people total) __________________________




Coach’s Name: _________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________ City: ______________________ State: ______ Zip: ____________ Email: ______________________ County: ___________________ Individual Registration Junior ____

Senior ____

Name: _________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________ City: ______________________ State: ______ Zip: ____________ Email: ______________________ County: ___________________ Return to: WHA, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913. Registration needs to be postmarked by July 15. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2016-23



Point of View Editor’s Comments

Another Midwest Holsteins issue is a wrap. Thank you to our advertisers that continue to support these issues. We welcome our friends in Michigan as they join the group for Midwest Holsteins. That’s right - coverage for readership has expanded to Michigan for these joint issues at the same great advertising prices! The next issue will be in October for World Dairy Expo. If you’d like to advertise, please give me a call anytime. I hope you had a chance to join us in Madison for the first annual Wisconsin Dairy Showcase featuring the Midwest Spring National Holstein Show, Midwest Spring R&W Show and Spring Jersey Show. We were excited to have the Jersey show join us this year and hope this event continues to grow. Our Championship Show week is also growing. This year will be the first time we host a WI Junior Championship Show separately. July 28 will be a fun day for juniors as we have several great events for them. The Red & White and Jersey shows will kick-off Friday’s events, followed by the Holstein heifer show at 5:00 p.m. and Holstein cows on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. If you have a chance, please join us in Madison for these great shows! And mark your calendar for Saturday, August 27. Fustead Holsteins will be hosting our annual summer picnic and it should be a great day. They have a new facility, great cows and are working on finalizing plans for a fun afternoon. If you haven’t been to a summer picnic in a few years, I hope you’ll take time to come visit with some Holstein friends and enjoy a good meal. Next month is our annual AI feature. This year we’ll be featuring Accelerated Genetics. It’s their 75th anniversary and I’m excited to see what’s to come for this issue. We are offering some great rates and incentives to make this the best deal of the year on advertising. If you have an Accelerated sired animal or bull family you’d like to advertise, please give me a call by June 10. If you’ve picked this issue up at the National Convention, welcome and I hope you’ll enjoy reading more about Wisconsin Holsteins. If you’d like to become a subscriber, please give our office a call or download a subscription form from our website. Until next time... 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/June 2016




June 2016 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 13 District 1 Show, Rice Lake 13 District 2 Show, Tomah 14 District 7 Show, Luxemburg 20 La Crosse County Twilight Meeting, La Crosse County Fairgrounds, West Salem, 7:00 p.m. 22 District 5 Show, Portage 22 District 8 Show, West Bend 23 District 4 Show, Neillsville 24 District 6 Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison 24 District 10 Show, Fond du Lac 25 Green Lake Focus on the Farm Breakfast, hosted by Hilltop Dairy, Markesan, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. 26 Calumet County Sundae on the Farm, hosted by Dallmann Farms 27 District 3 Show, Lancaster 28-July 1 National Holstein Convention, Saratoga Springs, NY July 2016 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 22 Fond du Lac County Futurity, 6:45 p.m. 22 Vernon County Twilight Meeting, hosted by Kent & Anna Wendorf, Viroqua, 7:00 p.m. 28 WI Championship Show - Junior Day State Junior Holstein Show, 8:00 a.m., Madison State Junior Showmanship Contest 1:00 p.m., Madison Junior Judging Contest, 4:00 p.m., Madison 29 WI State Red & White Holstein Show, 8:30 a.m., Madison 29-30 WI Championship Show, Madison, heifers show at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, cows show at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday August 2016 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 13 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity, WI State Fair Park, 5:30 p.m. 20 Dodge County Holstein Futurity, Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam 25 Fond du Lac County Twilight Meeting, Kamphuis Farms LLC, Brandon, 7:00 p.m. 27 WHA State Picnic, hosted by Fustead Holsteins, Wausau September 2016 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 4 Calumet County CP Feeds Futurity, 7:30 p.m., Calumet County Fairgrounds, Chilton 27 Fond du Lac County Holstein Classic, Great Northern Sales Arena Future Dates Junior Convention Jan. 6-8, 2017 Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wis. Dells, hosted by Dane County Junior Holstein Association Adult Convention Feb. 24-25, 2017 Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, hosted by Calumet Co. Midwest National Spring Show April 29, 2017 Alliant Energy Center, Madison WI Championship Show July 10-11, 2017 Alliant Energy Center, Madison

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Accelerated Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Agri-Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Alpha Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 AttenBabler/Kim Voigts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 CRV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Cybil Fisher Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Great Northern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Initial Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 International Protein Sires/Our Help . . . . . . . . . IBC Koepke Farms, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 LaCrosse County Holstein Breeders . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Mayer Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 NorthStar Cooperative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Origin Reproduction Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Pete’s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Rickert Bros. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman . . . . . . . 2 & 25 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Select Sires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 STgenetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 & 25 Sunshine Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Ultrascan, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Wiley DVM, Hedrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Midwest Holstein Advertisers Fustead Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Hilltop Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Indianhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Mar-Linda-K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Marathon County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-26 Marsh-Vue Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Moss-Oak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

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