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March 2013

Volume 85 No. 3

Midwest Holsteins issue Junior Convention Results Barn Meeting Info Breeder Profile: Deervue-Acres

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Features: 8 10 20 22 24

Breeder Profile: Deervue-Acres 2013 Junior Convention results National Distinguished Young Breeder roundtable, part 2 WHA Barn Meeting information 2013 Treasure Quest Calf entries

Departments: 6 6 7 7 18 18 31 32 33 34

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs WHA Annual Supporters From the President: Todd Stanek National Director’s Report Behnke’s Bovine Broadcast: WHA Princess Morgan Behnke From the Field: Sarah Trapp, Holstein USA WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover features the 2012 Outstanding Holstein Girl and Boy, Cara Biely & Mitch Kappelman, both of Manitowoc. Congratulations to all of the winners at the 2013 Junior Convention. Complete results can be found starting on page 10. Cover photo by Shellie Kappelman

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs U Our thoughts are with the Bill & Jean Ehrke family, Fort Atkinson, who lost their barn to a fire on Saturday, February 9. They lost 21 cows in the fire, but 12-15 were saved and are safely at other farms. O Congratulations to Anne (Dorshorst) and Chris Stanton on the birth of their son, Jackson Christopher on February 7. Jackson weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and was 22 inches long. He joins big sister Elsie. W Congratulations and best wishes to Bart and Brittany Schreiber, Athens, on their wedding on September 22, 2012. E Our condolences to the family of Emerald Ossmann who passed away recently. A full obituary is printed below.

Obituaries Emerald Ossmann

Emerald N. Ossmann, 90, passed away peacefully at his home on December 14, 2012 with family at his side. He was born to Ernest and Alma (Loewenhagen) Ossmann on December 1, 1922 in Appleton. He lived in numerous places and attended many schools in his younger life. He worked on farms starting as early as age 14. Emerald married Luella Zeamer at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shirley on June 20, 1946. They shared 66 years of marriage and together they built their farm, Emerald Acres. It was here that they raised a daughter and three sons. Emerald’s passion was farming. For many years he was a seed dealer. He was proud of his family. It was very satisfying to him that his three sons continued his legacy by forming a partnership in 1988. Emerald was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and served on various committees. He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very special to him. Emerald is survived by his loving wife, Luella; four children: Ida (Tom) Robinson of Menasha, Don (Joyce), Ted (Lana), Paul (Deb) Ossmann all of Shirley; Grandchildren: Lance (Mari), Chad (Tara), Brent (Stephanie), Ryan (Mary) Robinson; Shannon (Cindy), Scott (Heather), Jason (Julie) Ossmann; Nathan (Fiancé Julie Bamman) Ossmann, Rachel Ossmann; Sarah (Darrel) Cappelle, Becky (Scot) Hammann; 24 Great-granchildren; Brothers, Sisters and In-Laws: Lydia (Larry) Tews, LaVerne Zeamer, Elaine Court, Robert (Arlene) Ossmann, Ione Kuehne, Vernon (Janet) Ossmann, Sally Ossmann, Doris Zeamer and Lorraine Zeamer; nieces, nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws Otto and Clara (Brandenburg) Zeamer; brothers: Emerson, Amos, Marvin, Ernest Jr.; Sistersin law: Gertrude and Esther Ossmann, Lois and Irene Zeamer; Brothers-inlaw: Arthur, Elmer, Alvin and Roland Zeamer, Archie Court and Richard Kuehne.

2012 Raffle Calf

Larry, Kim and Logan Voigts were excited to make a trip to MilkSource Genetics to pick up Milksource Alexander Roxy, a September 2012 calf donated by MilkSource for the 2012 Wisconsin Junior Holstein calf raffle. Kim reports that they had a great visit with herd manager Jamie Endvick who gave them a tour of the barn and heifers. Roxy is now how at Voigtscrest Holsteins and the Voigts family is excited to have her and see what kind of cow she will develop into. The Voigts family and the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association give a big thanks to the crew at MilkSource Genetics for donating the 2012 raffle calf !

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NATIONAL DIRECTOR’S REPORT Fellow Holstein Breeders, Last year was a fruitful year for Holstein Association USA. Overall, registrations totaled 362,669, up 2,520 from 2011. When looking back a decade ago, registrations are up over 47,000 on an annual basis. As for registration costs, that number continues to fall as more breeders register calves in a timely fashion and qualify for the Easy application discount. In 2003, the average registration was $11.55 and in 2012 it was $8.04 which is the lowest among dairy breed associations in the U.S. Furthermore, the Association identified 204,474 Holsteins last year through the Basic ID program, which is a stepping stone to full registry status. On a financial side, total revenues through November were $16.3 million which is a gain of $323,000 over last year. Meanwhile, total operating expenses through November rose 6 percent to $15.9 million. With eleven months in the book, this results in a net income for the Association of $364,000. At for the Reserve Fund, it experienced an annual growth of 10.7 percent or $2.2 million. Its final 2012 year-end value stands at $23.3 million. This financial strength allows us the flexibility to forge ahead on additional services for members and new business ventures. Much of that growth continues to come from the growing popularity of Holstein Complete which grew 10 percent based on cow numbers during the past year. Total cow enrollment stands at 281,359. As a Holstein Complete herd, breeders receive a bundled service package that includes registrations, classification, production records, pedigrees, and some other services. New this year to the Holstein Complete package will be a 5 percent reduction in fees for those that want to perform genomic tests. Speaking of genomic tests, there are two new tests on the option menu. One is slightly more cost effective if you are sorting through a group of heifers (9K or GGP-LD). However, the higher priced option (77K GGP-HD) offers a bundling platform that many breeders have been inquiring about for a number of years. Let’s briefly discuss them both: The GGP 9K SNP Test (GGP-LD) would be most applicable for screening groups of animals to find genetic differences within your herd. It costs $45. Some potential uses would be to decide which animals you might want to breed with sexed semen or flush embryos from. It also provides the added benefit of including several other genetic tests in the bundle, as well as the ability to add on other popular genetic tests for a small fee. All tests are run from the same hair or blood sample for your convenience. The 9K GGP-LD (GGP stands for Geneseek Genomic Profiler) test offers: • Standard genomic prediction of health, production yield, calving and type traits, parentage verification and an official GTPI. • It also screens for recessives like Holstein Haplotypes HH1, HH2 and HH3, DUMPS (Deficiency of Uridine Monophosphate Synthase) and BLAD (Bovine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency). • Beta Lactoglobulin, Beta Casein A/B, Kappa Casein A,B & E, and Y-Chromosome Infertility/Freemartin. (The later requires a blood sample.) The 77K SNP test (GGP-HD) measures 77,000 SNPs in an animal’s genome. Even though the test costs $125 it offers all the features of the 9K test plus another package of tests. When ordered individually, these additional tests would retail for $160.50 which means those who order this test save half of the retail price. Those additional tests include: Brachyspina; CVM (Complex Vertebral Malformation); Coat Color; Polled/Horned; BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhea); and Beta Casein A2. To answer one other longstanding question: in order to have the results appear on pedigrees, the tests must be ordered through Holstein or you will have to pay a filing fee. In other Association news, the board approved show committee recommendations to change the Milking Fall Yearling Heifer Class to Milking Yearling Heifer Class, therefore permitting milking winter yearlings to show in it. The board also approved changing the 125,000 lb. Cow Class to a 150,000 lb. Cow Class, keeping it as a recommended class and acknowledging the greater production of today’s Holsteins. The Holstein Association also will be participating in two dairy genetic research studies. The first is one in which the Association will be providing type evaluation services for a feed efficiency research study being conducted by several universities. The board also approved funding for a study that will seek to find haplotypes

of elite Holstein females that are associated with their valuable and unique phenotypes. The impetus for this study was fostered by grassroots member input. Lastly, as this article was written, the Holstein nomination’s committee is vetting candidates for the board of directors. Elections will take place for Region 1, 4 and 6 along with an at-large position, vice-president and president. This year’s national convention will take place July 8 to 11 in Indianapolis, Ind. Watch for future correspondence from Holstein USA for a full list of declared candidates. Your Midwest National Directors, Paul Buhr, Leroy Eggink, Corey Geiger & Boyd Schaufelberger

From your President Todd Stanek Hello Wisconsin, Time flies as spring is just about here and this is my final president’s column. I would like to thank Marathon County again for hosting a great convention in a county full of passionate breeders with great cows. If you were at the convention you got to hear that 2012 was a pretty good year for WI Holstein. Both the Association and Publications saw nice financial gains and we grew our assests. This year was the transistion year in our office as Larry Nelson took over the reigns of our association from Chris Williams. Our assocation has been very fortuante to have had her give us 20 years working for us. This job is not that much different than farming as there is a lot of late nights and working weekends. I would like to thank Chris Williams for her 20 years of passion and for leaving us in the best shape our organization has ever been in. With that said, I believe we are just as fortunate to have Larry Nelson as Executive Director and my fellow board members and myself feel he is a great hire to lead our organization for the future. I would also like to thank Laura Wackershauser and Sharon Maffei for their passion for our association and being valuable team players. Lastly, I would like to thank my fellow board members as they made my job of being President pretty easy. Your board members have nothing but the best interest for fellow breeders and our association in their heart. I did not grow up with Registered Holstiens but my interest in them was fueled by the passion of breeders, including many of you reading this. You are all my mentors and it has been an honor to serve you. Your President, Todd Stanek

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Deervue-Acres Jim & Kim Henschel & Family, Elkhart Lake By Ashley Curtis

herd’s registration records, cares for the calves, and handles heifer care from weaning to eight months. From beyond eight months, Jim is the lead on heifer care, feeds the heifers, cows, and dry cows and also handles veterinary and reproductive work. To feed their herd, the Henschel’s operate 480 acres, 52 of which they own. On their 480 acres, they typically plant 230 acres of corn, 210 acres of alfalfa, and 40 acres of wheat. The calves are raised in a solar greenhouse calf barn with Calf-Tel hutches inside. After they are weaned, they move to an open-to-the-east three-sided heifer shed built in 2009 that holds 100 heifers. Once the heifers love that began in the show ring grew into a passion for Jim and Kim have either been bred or received an embryo, they move to another Henschel who met while showing in Sheboygan County and across greenhouse barn until a few weeks prior to calving, where dry cows and the state. The Henschel’s and their three children, Sarah, 12; Austin, 9; heifers are housed together. The milking cows are housed in a freestall and are often on pasture eight months of the year. and Katelyn, 6, now operate Deervue-Acres in Elkhart Lake. At eight-years-old, Jim received his first registered animal, Eauplane Both Jim and Kim grew up in 4-H and the Junior Holstein Association in Sheboygan County, where they showed at the Sheboygan County Farm Ted Donna, from his parents. Even though she did not turn out to Fair, District Show, and the Wisconsin State Championship Show. Jim was be great, she was Jim’s first pride and joy. Deervue-Acres began their also active in the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah FFA Chapter and continues transition from grade animals to registered in the 1970’s and presently his involvement as a member of their FFA alumni organization. Kim grew maintain a 100% registered herd. Deervue-Acres has an RHA of 22,714M up in Sheboygan County on her parent’s farm near Sheboygan. Her 4.1 933F 3.2 734P. Every herd typically has at least one influential brood cow; however, parents continue to operate their 100-cow dairy, 700 acres farm with two of Kim’s brothers. Kim graduated with a degree in Dairy Management Jim and Kim both agree their herd has two, Deervue-Acres Raven-ET, EX-90, and Deervue-Acres Outside Jamie, EX-93. Deervue-Acres Outside from Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland. Jim is the third generation dairy farmer to operate Deervue-Acres, Jamie, 4-11 365d 39,952M 4.6 1859F 2.6 1038P, was influential from a which began in 1936 when the land was purchased by Jim’s grandfather. show standpoint. She was third at the Midwest National Spring Show and Besides leaving the farm to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison the Wisconsin State Championship Show in 2005 as a five-year-old. Jamie Farm and Industry Short Course, Jim has remained an integral part of his didn’t flush as well as Raven, but several of her granddaughters did. She family’s farming operation. He and Kim began renting Deervue-Acres is important to the herd because of her true-type, frame, and history of excellence. from his parents, Bernie and Arlis On the other hand, DeervueHenschel in 1995 and bought the Acres Raven-ET has a record of farm in 2005. 5-00 365d 42,166M 4.6 1947F 3.3 Deervue-Acres currently 1403P and was a Gold Medal maintains a milking herd of 210 Dam and Dam of Merit. Raven cows, 200 heifers, and approxiflushed well, which has provided mately 30 bulls. Jim’s father, the Henschel’s with 18 milking Bernie, continues to help on the daughters and 15 calves and farm by serving as the operation’s heifers. She is influential in the main skid-loader and tractor herd because of her four generadriver. Along with Bernie, the tions of high fat tests, number of farm also employs three part-time milking daughters, and the milkers. The 210-cow herd is 15 bulls that have been sent to milked two times per day in the different AI companies. Henschel’s 70-stall tie-stall barn Presently, Raven has milking with eight automatic take-off daughters in the herd by Baxter, milkers, which is operated with Sandy-Valley Talent, Alexander three herd rotations throughout and Socrates. She also has heifers the milking. on the ground by Gold Chip, While Kim and Jim both Shamrock, and Jordan. Deervueassist in the milking process at the Acres has also sold three of farm, they also complete all of the Deervue-Acres Outside Jamie EX-93 Raven’s daughters including an daily chores. Kim maintains the

Jim & Kim Henschel with Austin, Katelyn & Sarah


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Alexander, Deervue-Acres Revlon, to Gary Hounser; a Planet, Deervue-Acres Roslyn, that went to Golden Oaks; and a Baxter, Deervue-Acres Riley, that was sold to Luke Popp. Several of Raven’s daughters, including Deervue-Acres Rapunzel-ET, have scored Very Good. Rapunzel went VG-85 as a two-year-old with a record of 2-00 365d 34,080M 3.8 1320F 3.0 1051P. She has several AI contracts and daughters in the herd by Ross, Gold Chip, Epic and Mogul. Raven comes from a strong family. She has a sister by Sharkie, Deervue-Acres Roseta-ET EX-90, who has daughters milking by Alexander and heifers on the ground by Mogul, Doberman, and Gerald. Besides producing great daughters, Raven has also produced great sons that are at several bull studs. Deervue-Acres Richmond-ET went EX-90 at 2-11 and is currently sold through Select Sires. His full sister, Deervue-Acres Ruby-ET VG-85, has a record of 2-02 365d 25,787M 4.8 1262F 3.6 932P. Ruby has several AI contracts and daughters from Lithium and Mayfield on the ground. The most influential sire at Deervue-Acres has been Comestar Outside-ET because at a time when the family was only milking 100 cows, there were 15 milking daughters out of Outside. Looking back, the Henschel’s believe Outside set up the herd for the future with strong records and good feet and legs. Other influential sires in the herd include Shottle, Dundee and Alexander. Deervue-Acres has six Shottle daughters in their milking herd, some of which go back to their brood cow, Jamie. The Alexander daughters milk great and tend to test high as well. When planning for breeding and sire selection, Jim uses 50% genomic young sires and 50% proven bull studs. He has backed off of the genomic young sires in recent years, going back to the proven bulls that have accurate information available, but also realizes that the market demands genomic young sires to stay competitive. The Henschel family exhibits their herd of registered dairy cattle at the Sheboygan County Fair, the District 10 Holstein Show, and the Wisconsin State Championship Show. With their children getting more into showing, the Henschel family is hoping to begin exhibiting at the Midwest National Spring Show once again. In 2003, Deervue-Acres exhibited the first place entry in the Sheboygan County Fair Futurity with Outside Jamie. They won the futurity again in 2010 with Klumbs Roy Durham Star EX-90, 3-04 365d 23,809M 3.2 771F 3.2 761P. Also in 2010, Austin placed first in the Exhibitors 10 and under Spring calf class at the District 10 Holstein Show with Deervue-Acres Jamaica. Sarah was recognized as the 2012 Supreme Grand Champion of the Sheboygan County Fair with Deervue-Acres Dundee Izzy. Izzy was also named Best of Show and Best Udder. The Henschel’s have also been recognized as the 2010 Sheboygan County Distinguished Breeder and have received the Milk Quality Award for low somatic cell count from Dairy Marketing Services. The primary goal of Deervue-Acres is to maintain their present herd size, breed profitable cows and play the genomic game to remain marketable. In the future, the Henschel’s are looking to build a freestall for additional housing and better cow comfort. Their immediate plans include focusing on cow comfort with their current facilities before they possibly look to put in a parlor set-up. When not on the farm, Jim is active as a member of the Elkhart LakeGlenbeulah FFA alumni, president of the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School Board and chairman of the Sheboygan County FSA Committee, while also helping coach the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah middle school wrestling team. Kim enjoys traveling with her children to sporting and organizational activities and practices, as well as serving as a board member on the Sheboygan County Holstein Board.

Deervue-Acres Raven-ET EX-90

Deervue-Acres Roseta-ET EX-90

Deervue-Acres Ruby-ET VG-85

2012 Cover Contest Thank you to all of our entrants for this year’s contest - we had many great entries. We will be using more of your submissions on future Midwest Holsteins covers and in other promotional materials. Watch future issues for information on the 2013 Cover Contest. Entries will be due November 15 & can be submitted at anytime. 2nd Place: Andy Sarbacker, Verona

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Junior Holstein Convention Results Wisconsin Holstein Youth were “Rockin’ the Scene in 2013” The annual Wisconsin Holstein Junior in Indianapolis this July. Breinne Hendrickson of Green County, Katie Convention was hosted by the Rock County Wendorf of Vernon County, Cara Biely of Manitowoc County and Charles juniors in Janesville, Wis., at the Holiday Inn, December 28-30, 2012. Over Hamilton of Grant County were all chosen to represent Wisconsin as 500 Holstein members, chaperones, and volunteers were in attendance to Distinguished Junior Members. The Younger Member delegates include help make the weekend a huge success. Austin Nauman of Monroe County, Katie Bauer of Waupaca/Waushara, Throughout the convention, junior members participated in numerous Carley Krull of Jefferson County and Brooke Trustem of Rock County. The 2013 Wisconsin Holstein Princess and Princess Attendant were also contests, including Dairy Jeopardy, Dairy Bowl, speaking, arts and crafts and photography. The largest competition of the weekend was Dairy Bowl, crowned at the banquet on Saturday evening. This year, Morgan Behnke of Green County will serve as the WHA Princess, and Crystal Siemers-Peterman in which 28 junior, 22 senior, and 11 rookie teams competed. Over 50 volunteers helped coordinate Dairy Bowl matches, Dairy of Manitowoc County will join her as the WHA Princess Attendant. Jeopardy contests and the speaking contest. At the end of the Dairy Bowl Special recognition is given to youth leaders that have been contest, an undefeated junior team from Manitowoc County and an nominated by youth in the Junior Holstein Association and selected by the undefeated senior team from Green County earned the honor to represent Junior Activities Committee. This year’s WHY (Wisconsin Holstein Youth) Wisconsin at the 2013 National Holstein Convention. Manitowoc County’s Friends were Janina Siemers of Manitowoc County in the five years and team members included Sanne de Bruijn, Jake Siemers, Josh Siemers and under division and Trish Hoesly of Green County and Randy & Darla Connor Siemers. Green County’s team was comprised of Sara Harn, John Schiferl of Wood County, both in the six years and over division. Wisconsin Holstein awarded $8,000 in scholarships this year. A Klossner, Joel Dieckhoff and Bryan Cramer. Coming in second place in the scholarship auction was held to raise funds junior division was Dane County and Vernon for awards again in 2013. Donated items County finished second in the senior division. either auctioned off or included in the silent For teams to be seated in the Dairy Bowl auction were horse and cattle clippers from contest, they must take a written exam on the Andis, UW-Madison Men’s Hockey tickets first day of convention. Those individuals donated by Ted and Sandy Halbach, a scoring highest are recognized with awards. certificate for a Bonnie Mohr print and three High scores in the junior division this year sets of UW-Madison Men’s Basketball went to Sanne de Bruijn of Manitowoc tickets donated by Corey Geiger and Krista County with Allison Breunig and Joey Opsal Knigge, the Rob Rippchen family and of Dane County finishing second and third. Danielle Brown, respectively. A Paul Molitor Recognized for high scores in the senior signed baseball from Mary Knigge, NASCO division were Jordan Siemers of Manitowoc show package, quilt by Joseta Halbur, Steiger County, Carrie Warmka of Dodge County, 600 Replica Pedal Tractor and remote and Katie Wendorf of Vernon County. control tractor from Case-IH, a two-night All juniors at convention had the stay at the Kalahari Resort and a show box chance to compete in the Dairy Jeopardy for dairy exhibitors made up the list of items competition. The top competitor in each of that raised nearly $2,500 for the WHA three age brackets has the opportunity to scholarship fund this year. High school compete at the National level. Qualifying this year was Jake Siemers in the junior division, This year’s top award winners - the 2012 Outstanding seniors, short course, and two and four year Jordan Siemers in the intermediate division, Holstein Girl & Boy: Cara Biely & Mitch Kappelman college students that are members of WHA are all eligible for these scholarships awarded and Rachel Hartlaub in the senior division. All three winners are from Manitowoc County. Placing second and third in each year. A special thank you to all the loyal scholarship supporters! the junior division were Dawson Nickels of Dodge County and Lauren Throughout the convention, youth were recognized for other Siemers from Manitowoc County. In the intermediate division, Lizi Endres outstanding achievements, including Junior Progressive Breeder and Long of Dane County took second, and Logan Voigts of Lafayette County was Range Production animals producing 100,000 to over 200,000 pounds of third. In the senior division, Cassie Endres of Dane County and Sara Harn milk over their lifetime. of Green County placed second and third, respectively. The Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association awards interested juniors In the speaking contest, Wisconsin can send up to three delegates in the opportunity to travel to an area of the state to tour dairy farms and each division to compete at National Convention. To compete, youth must learn from their operations as well. The 12 Trip Award winners were prepare a speech on a topic related to the dairy industry at a length assigned Kristin Broege of Rock County, Sara Griswold of Dane County, Charles to their specific age division. Heading to National Convention this year are Hamilton of Grant County, Sara Harn of Green County, Andy Helmer Reece Lehman of Trempealeau County, Connor Siemers of Manitowoc and Kelly Jens of Sheboygan County, Devin Kepler of Richland County, County, and Ava Booth of Sheboygan County in the junior division. Jessica Valerie Kramer, Matthew Kramer and Darren Kamphius of Fond du Lac Pralle of Clark County, Crystal Siemers-Peterman of Manitowoc County County, Jessica Pralle of Clark County and Nicole Wright of Jefferson and Charlie Hamilton of Grant County qualified in the intermediate division. County. The group will be traveling the state early this spring. Representing the senior division will be Kaitlyn Riley of Crawford County, The annual essay contest encourages members to write about assigned Morgan Behnke of Green County and Taylor Moret of Crawford County. topics relating to today’s dairy industry. The top junior individual for this On Saturday evening, the annual banquet was held to honor contest was Brittany Vanden Heuvel of Outagamie County with Hunter outstanding juniors in the association. Mitch Kappelman and Cara Biely Crowley of Winnebago County and Marcus Schroepfer of Langlade both of Manitowoc County claimed the most prestigious honors, being County receiving second and third respectively. In the senior division, named Outstanding Holstein Boy and Girl. These individuals have excelled Stephanie Nagel of Manitowoc County was first with Kati Kindschuh and in their Junior Holstein programs and have been an asset to the Association Valerie Kramer of Fond du Lac County rounding out second and third. and dairy industry as a whole. Also receiving honors were 15 other The convention concluded Sunday morning with an awards breakfast Distinguished Junior Members, 13 Younger Member Recognition winners, and the annual business meeting, where four new Junior Activities and 12 Twelve & Under Recognition winners, all of which excelled in their Committee (JAC) members were elected. The JAC group is responsible for Wisconsin Holstein activities in 2012. coordinating and overseeing all junior events within the Wisconsin Junior Of the exceptional youth recognized, four representatives in the Holstein Association. Selected this year for the southwest district was Sean Distinguished and Younger Member categories were selected to submit Brown of Iowa County, Cassi Miller of Wood County for the northwest award forms to the national competition with hopes of being recognized district, Cassy Krull of Jefferson County for the southeast, and Rachel 10–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2013

Younger Member Recognition Winners

Distinguished Junior Members Front: John Klossner, Laura Finley, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Charlie Hamilton, Jordan Siemers, Mitch Kappelman; middle: Macy Sarbacker, Breinne Hendrickson, Cara Biely; back: Karsen Haag, Katie Wendorf, Andrea Pagenkopf, Bret Long, Ryan O’Leary, Kayla Krueger, Stephanie Nagel & Elizabeth Sarbacker

National DJM Representatives

Front: Adam Field, Alli Walker, Austin Naumann, Matthew Kramer, Ryan Smith; Back: Rachel McCullough, Katie Bauer, Brooke Trustem, Rachel Coyne, Megan Nelson, Carley Krull, Kalista Hodorff & Kayli Hodorff

National YDJM Representatives

Hartlaub of Manitowoc County for the northeast. These members will Vernon. In the senior division, Andrew Greenfield of Fond du Lac County serve a two-year term as JAC’s, and join the current second-year members. was the top individual and Tina Barton of Lafayette County took second The contest room is always fun and a great way to show off projects and third in the contest. Hannah Nelson and Andrew Greenfield received created by junior members throughout the year. In the advertising contest, the people’s choice awards. members submit advertisements they ran in the Wisconsin Holstein News. Also bringing out creativity were those in the crafts contest. Levi Winners in the junior division were Brooke Trustem of Rock County, Cole Kindschi of the District 5 Juniors, Abriana Errthum of Grant County and Booth of Sheboygan County and Kelsey Cramer of Green County. In the Kenni Bores of Wood County were the top individuals in the junior senior division, Kayla Krueger of Waupaca/Waushara Counties and division, while Kayla Krueger received top honors in the senior division. Nicholas Schuster of Fond du Lac County and Elizabeth Sarbacker of People’s choice winners were Paige Nelson and Kayla Krueger. Dane County were recognized. Taking people’s choice honors were Brooke Each county is encouraged to submit a scrapbook of their activities Trustem in the junior division and Nicholas Schuster in senior. throughout the year. These books are judged and awards are given to the In the photography contest’s farm people photos, Sara Griswold of top three counties. This year, Wood County earned top honors, and Green Dane County, Emily Steger and Jessica Steger of Crawford County were and Vernon Counties followed closely in second and third place. recognized. In the senior division, Alyssa Cramer of Green County, Valerie Individuals developed display boards to highlight activities or subjects Kramer of Fond du Lac County, and Elizabeth Sarbacker of Dane County within the dairy industry. First in the junior division was Courtney Moser of had photos that received top honors. People’s choice awards went to Emily Vernon County, second was Emily Makos of Green County, and third was Steger in the junior division and Alyssa Cramer in senior. Emily Bauer of Waupaca/Waushara Counties. Courtney was also named In photography’s farm animal category, Sam Minch of Wood County people’s choice winner in this contest. First in the intermediate division was took first, while Joey Opsal of Dane County received second and Jessica Courtney McCourt of Fond du Lac County, second was Katie Bauer of Steger received third in the junior division. Excelling in the senior division Waupaca/Waushara Counties, and third was Valerie Kramer of Fond du were Elizabeth Sarbacker of Dane County, Valerie Kramer of Fond du Lac Lac County. Katie Bauer was the People’s Choice winner in the intermediate County and Charlie Hamilton of Grant County. People’s choice honors went division. In the senior contest, Tina Barton of Lafayette County received to Hope Petersheim of Vernon County first and people’s choice. in the junior contest and Elizabeth New to the contest room in 2013 Sarbacker of Dane County in senior. was the State Banner contest. The Wrapping up the photography winning entry by Sheboygan County contest was the farm scene category, will go on to represent Wisconsin at the where Hunter Crowley of Winnebago 2013 National Convention. Taking County took first and Joey Opsal of second place was the District 5 Juniors Dane County and Ava Booth of and third to Green County. Sheboygan County came in second and One of the most coveted awards, third respectively. Valerie Kramer of based on participation throughout the Fond du Lac County took first and year and enthusiasm, is the Spirit award, Bryan Cramer of Green County and which was given to the Dodge County Charlie Hamilton of Grant County members. This year’s award was rounded out the senior division. People’s sponsored by the District 5 Juniors who choice awards went to Ava Booth and were recipients of the award in 2011. The Charlie Hamilton. Bell-R-Ring contest was won for a second The juniors got creative in the arts year in a row by Sheboygan County. 12 & Under Recognition winners contest, and taking top honors in the The Wisconsin Holstein Association Front: Madison Calvert, Nicole Broege, Ava Booth, Reece Lehman, would like to commend the Rock County junior division were Hannah Nelson of Abby Field; Back: Mackenzie Calvert, Kylie Nickels, Levi Kindschi, Junior Holstein Association members Pierce County, Abriana Errthum of Grant County and Rachel Nigh of Hunter Crowley, Kaianne Hodorff, Cole Booth & Brian McCullough and chaperones, and extend a special wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2013-11

thank you to all volunteers that helped make the weekend a success! The Association would also like to thank our junior raffle sponsors: MilkSource Genetics, Accelerated Genetics, ABS Global, Inc., Alta Genetics, CRV, International Protein Sires, East/Central Select Sires, Semex, NASCO, Animart, Agri-View, The Country Today, Wisconsin Holstein News, Hoard’s Dairyman, Cattle Connection, Holstein World, UW-Madison Badger Dairy Club, UW-River Falls Dairy Club, WI State Farmer, Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, Confections for Any Occasion by Joel, Wander Springs Golf Course and World Dairy Expo.

WHA Princesses

2013 Princess Morgan Behnke & Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman

Scholarship Recipients

Front: Matt Olson, Devin Kepler, Thomas Larson; back: Matthew O’Leary, Andrea Pagenkopf, Nicholas Schuster, Kayla Wright, Laura Finley

WHY Friend Awards

Janina Siemers of Manitowoc Co., Trish Hoesly of Green Co. and Randy Schiferl of Wood Co.

Dairy Jeopardy

Front: Logan Voigts, Lizi Endres & Jordan Siemers; back: Jake Siemers, Dawson Nickels, Lauren Siemers, Rachel Hartlaub, Cassie Endres & Sara Harn

Speaking Contest

Front: Reece Lehman, Connor Siemers, Ava Booth; back: Jessica Pralle, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Charlie Hamilton, Kaitlyn Riley, Morgan Behnke & Taylor Moret 12–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2013


Front: Courtney Moser for Vernon Co., Emma Dorshorst for Wood Co., Taylor Behnke for Green Co.; back: Kenni Bores for Wood Co.

Junior Progressive Breeders

Essay Contest

Front: Brittany Vanden Heuvel, Hunter Crowley & Marcus Schroepfer; back: Stephanie Nagel, Kati Kindschuh & Valerie Kramer

Front: Breinne Hendrickson, Brett Hildebrandt, Nicole Pralle, Charlie Hamilton, Elizabeth Sarbacker; back: Kayla Wright, Valerie Kramer, Andy Sell, Ryan Pralle, Bret Long, Jessica Pralle, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Katie Wendorf & Nicole Wright

Photography Contest

Folding Display Contest

Front: Tina Barton, Katie Bauer & Valerie Kramer; back: Courtney Moser, Emily Bauer & Courtney McCourt

2012 Graduates at Convention

Front: Hope Petersheim, Emily Steger, Jessica Steger & Sara Griswold; back: Alyssa Cramer, Joey Opsal, Ava Booth, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Sam Minch, Bryan Cramer, Hunter Crowley, Valerie Kramer & Charlie Hamilton

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Arts & Crafts

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Long Range Production

Advertising Contest

Front: Kelsey Cramer, Brooke Trustem, Cole Booth; back: Nicholas Schuster, Elizabeth Sarbacker & Kayla Krueger

Front: Matthew Kramer, Breinne Hendrickson, Ryan Pralle, Bret Long, Elizabeth Sarbacker; back: Kayla Wright, Katie Wendorf, Brett Hildebrandt, Jessica Pralle, Nicole Pralle, Bryan Cramer & David Petersheim

Trip Award Winners

Top Dairy Bowl Seating Exam Scores

Front: Sanne de Bruijn, Allie Breunig & Joey Opsal; back: Jordan Siemers, Carrie Warmka & Katie Wendorf

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Front: Kelly Jens, Sara Harn, Sara Griswold, Kristen Broege, Nicole Wright & Valerie Kramer; back: Charlie Hamilton, Andy Helmer , Devin Kepler, Jessica Pralle, Darren Kamphuis & Matthew Kramer

Spirit Award - Dodge County

2012 Outstanding Holstein Girl & Boy Outstanding Holstein Girl - Cara Biely

Outstanding Holstein Boy - Mitch Kappelman

Wow! What an honor to be named Wisconsin’s 2013 Outstanding Holstein Girl! I still become speechless just thinking about the moment I heard my name called at Junior Convention and how much it meant to me to have my dream come true. It is such a privilege to be able to follow in the footsteps and join such an amazing group of people who share the same passion for the Holstein cow as me. I grew up in Menchalville, Wis., in Manitowoc County on a small hobby farm with my parents Mark and Lois and older brothers Cory and Curt. Because my parents’ farm is very small and my dad primarily raised steers in our barn at the beginning of my dairy career, I followed my brother Cory and the jobs he had helping at the farms where he worked. I worked with Cory on four very different, very diverse farms. This was an excellent learning experience for both of us. This gave us a lot of different scenarios on what to do as well as what not to do. These experiences and different styles of managing farms and breeding Holsteins have really helped us at our current farm. Car-Cor Holsteins, which the prefix that my brother Cory and I started, is now located in Poy Sippi, Wis., in Waushara County. We just moved here this past July, the new facility is only three miles away from my brother’s house compared to 18 miles at the previous farm and has 84 tie-stalls. Here, we currently milk 65 cows and the remaining tie-stalls hold our dry cows or springers. Cory runs the day-to-day operation while I’m gone to school but I try to help out as much as possible. Aside from Junior Holsteins, I am currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I am majoring in Dairy Science. On campus, I am an active member of the Association of Women in Agriculture, where I currently am serving as the Alumni Coordinator, and the Badger Dairy Club, where I currently am serving as the Student Council Rep and also busy working as a chair for the 16th Badger Invitational coming up this month. I’m also a member of the UW-Madison dairy judging team. While all of these organizations keep me busy, my experiences within them have been amazing, and I wouldn’t change them for the world. Upon graduation, I plan to get a job off the farm to save up some money but still do record keeping and other business related activities and help while I can with the farm. My long term goals are to return to the farm and acquire land and facilities, and continue to shape our herd and build the type of productive herd that does both well in production and the show ring on both the state and national level. I’m so thankful for the many opportunities that have become available to me through my work with the Holstein cow and associations. I will continue to pass on these opportunities to other juniors and adults whenever possible. The Holstein Association and the Holstein cow have given me the ability to reach for the sky. Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way by giving me the encouragement to continue to reach for my dreams and to continue to build and breed the best Registered Holstein herd that I can.

Like many youth in the dairy industry, my story begins with Kiddie Showmanship at the county fair and helping mom and dad on the farm. Saying that my story involves blood, sweat, and tears might be an understatement. There were so many late nights and early mornings in the barn working with the cows, so many unforgettable and breathtaking moments and heartbreaking defeats, and so many people that I have to thank for giving me an amazing experience as a Wisconsin Junior Holstein member. From my first Junior Holstein Convention at the age of 8 until my freshman year of high school, my involvement with the WI Junior Holstein Association didn’t go much further than dairy quiz bowl and the occasional jeopardy and photo competition. Of course, I worked a lot on my 450 cow family farm north of Manitowoc, Meadow Brook Farms, which is owned and operated by my parents Pete and Shellie Kappelman. My county has a herd builder program where youth from 12-16 years old can apply and interview to win a registered calf from a local farm. The first year that I was eligible to apply, I was lucky enough to be selected to receive the calf. She was my very first, Siemers Kenneth Gift 7017. Unfortunately, she died the next spring due to a large amount of feed that had accumulated in her lungs. Just like that, my entire herd was gone. I want to thank my parents for giving me the opportunity to pick out any calf on the farm for $100 (which is actually quite a bit of money for a 12 year old.) I selected Meado-Brook Champion 3136. I have showed her at county, district, and Junior State Fair. She placed 3rd overall and 1st Junior in our country futurity as a three year old. She is now VG-88, has made over 200,000 pounds of milk, and has three daughters, three granddaughters, and one great-granddaughter. We kept a Bolton son of hers to clean-up, and to our surprise, he sired a VG two-yearold in our last classification. It brings a smile to my face seeing 3136 in the barn, knowing that she has been there with me the whole time. As I started high school, I knew that I wanted to be in the dairy industry for the rest of my life. I had a lot of on-farm commercial experience, but almost no showing and smaller farm operation experience. It is that initial lack of knowledge and familiarity that has challenged me every day to learn the most I can from every experience. During high school, with the encouragement of my good friend Luke Lensmire, I began showing at my district show every year. I also began expanding my personal herd. Unfortunately, my passion for the showring built quicker than my herd quality did. This led to several disappointing trips to the District 10 Holstein show. I used this as motivation to constantly improve my herd and always give 110%. In the spring of 2008, I purchased an Advent daughter that is very near and dear to my heart. I need to first begin by thanking Levi and Michelle Bratt for consigning Lechel Advent Rose-Red. I showed Rose at ten different shows at county, district, and Junior State Fair. She gave me the opportunity to show and hope to do well at many of these shows I wouldn’t otherwise have exhibited at. For those of you that saw her in the ring, she was never short of attitude. Rose became my first VG two-year-old and then one lactation later became my first Excellent cow at 3-06. Rose is strictly a flush cow after an injury last year. She has a daughter by Picolo that is due at the end of April that I am very excited about. Someone who has always enjoyed Rose as much, if not more that I have, is Sam Lensmire (Luke’s younger brother). Sam has become a great friend and always had my back when things got difficult. It is for him that I wear the red disautonomia awareness band on my left hand, as you can see on the cover picture. For more information on this rare condition, you can visit At the Junior Holstein Convention of 2008, I was convinced to run for the WI Junior Activities Committee. I didn’t really know what to expect from this experience, but being elected as a NE Wisconsin JAC was one of wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2013-15

Mitch Kappelman, continued the best things to happen in my life. It taught me to come out of my comfort zone and gave me the chance to help at events where I would otherwise only watch from the bleachers. I want to thank Ben Kinnard, Bob O’Leary, Katie Wallenhorst, and everyone at the WHA office for making it an incredible experience. I encourage any youth looking to expand their leadership roles and skills to run for JAC. I was blessed to have been named a Semi-Finalist for the National Holstein DJM award in 2011. This meant a trip to Richmond, VA for the National Holstein Convention and the chance to interview to be named a National DJM Finalist. I also took the opportunity to run for the National JAC. Unfortunately, I wasn’t elected to the national JAC, but I was incredibly honored and excited to be named a National DJM Finalist. That award wasn’t the only thing I came home with. My parents, Jeff Neuser, Brenda Meyer, and I formed a syndicate to purchase an Aftershock daughter out of KY-Blue Rubens Marla-Red who won the Red and White Show at WDE in 2009. Greenlea Shock Marr-ET is due in April to Redburst and is Marla’s highest GTPI, GPTAT, and UDC offspring. Since I started college at UW-Madison, I have been active in the Badger Dairy Club, Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, Collegiate Farm Bureau, and the Dairy Judging team. I am currently serving as President of Badger Dairy Club. Last fall, I was the General Chair at World Dairy Expo for BDC. This was a remarkable experience, but it meant that I wasn’t able to be on the judging team for the WDE contest. This was disappointing, but I was still able to judge at the NAILE and placed 6th overall individual at the Fort Worth contest. I will be graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison this coming May with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dairy Science with a Business emphasis. I have accepted a job offer with Accelerated Genetics where my title will be Regional Services Specialist. I will mostly be doing matings, but the job will include a variety of other tasks. I will be based out of northeast Wisconsin, which will allow me to keep showing and working on the home farm. I plan on returning to the family farm after a few years trying something else. Above all, I want to thank my Lord and Savior for so many blessings that include great friends, family, and a deep-burning passion for the Holstein cow.

Manitowoc County Junior Dairy Bowl Team

Front: Jake Siemers and Sanne de Bruijn; back: coach Janina Siemers, Josh Siemers, Connor Siemers and coach Jeff Neuser

Dane County Junior Dairy Bowl Team

Front: Emma Olstad and Allie Breunig; back: coach Amber Elliott, Molly Sarbacker, Joey Opsal & coach Amanda Smith 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2013

Green County Senior Dairy Bowl Team

Front: coach Liz Matzke, Sara Harn; back: Joel Dieckhoff, John Klossner & Bryan Cramer

Vernon County Senior Dairy Bowl Team

Front: Katie Wendorf, Katherine Larson; back: Colin Landis, coach Kent Wendorf & Kaleb Storm

Wisconsin-Bred Bulls Into A.I. ABS Global

H Gold-N-Oaks Memphis *TL TV TY sired by Co-op O-Style Oman Just-ET; dam is Gold-N-Oaks Shili 1802-ET, classified VG-87. Bred by John Swenson, Barneveld. H Teemar Shamrock Alphabet-ET *TL TV TY sired by LadysManor PL Shamrock-ET; dam is Teemar Ramos Affirm, classified VG-86. Bred by Mark Paul, Luxemburg. H Teemar Allegro-ET *TL TV TY sired by Lotta-Hill Shottle 41ET; dam is Neu-Way Jose Allie-ET, classified VG-86 DOM. Bred by Mark Paul, Luxemburg. H Honeycrest Gossamer *TL TV TY sired by Regancrest AltaIotaET; dam is Honeycrest Jeeves Geneva-ET, classified VG-85. Bred by Honeycrest Farms, Inc., Spring Valley. H Fustead Absr Strong-ET *TL TV TY sired by Kings-Ransom T Domingo-ET; dam is Fustead Shottle Saltine-ET, classified VG-88 DOM. Bred by Brian Fust, Wausau. H Jo-Wal-Langs Absr Neon-ET *TL TV TY sired by End-Road Beacon-ET; dam is Jo-Wal-Langs Tstry Nicky-ET, classified GP-84 DOM. Bred by George Waldvogel & Fred Lang, Wausau. H Gold-N-Oaks Ingram *TL TV TY sired by Regancrest AltaIotaET; dam is Gold-N-Oaks P Dakoty2048-ET, classified GP-83. Bred by John Swenson, Barneveld. H Royal-Vista Elite-ET *TL TV TY sired by De-Su 521 BookemET; dam is Royal-Vista Shottle Elsa-ET, classified GP-83. Bred by Royal Vista Holsteins, LLC, Pickett. H Matcrest Sham Charlie-ET *TL TV TY sired by Ladys-Manor PL Shamrock-ET; dam is Larcrest Constance-ET, classified VG-87. Bred by Johnson Holsteins, LLC, Baldwin. H Mr Gold-N-Oaks Archer-ET *TL TV sired by RMW Armitage; dam is Gold-N-Oaks Arabell 1765-ET, classified VG-88 DOM. Bred by Arabell Syndicate, Barneveld.

A Lasting Legacy

Autumn-Valley Lee Bearlee EX-93 EX-MS 3E at 10-7 5-08 2x 25,755 1131F 728P 7-07 2x 25,721 1060F 722P Comestar Lee x VG-87 DOM Granite x EX-90 DOM Blackstar x EX-90 Leadman; 4th generation VG or EX Bearlee’s genetics continue to make a lasting impression at Autumn-Valley. At our recent classification, she rose from EX-92 to EX-93 3E while standing dry at 10-7. Several offspring of her Timlynn Throne son, Brett, are making their own marks in the herd, scoring from GP-80 to VG-88. With daughters by Fulton and Shottle, and fresh in January with a fancy Bradnick heifer, Bearlee is definitely proving that age knows no boundaries. Other classification highlights: • Carol, now VG-87 EX-MS (by Crest) • Bambi, VG-88 (by Mr Santa) • Dream, VG-87 (by Shottle) • Hi Fi, VG-85 (by Hi Metro) 2 EX, 20 VG, 28 GP ~ 104.7% BAA

Registered Holsteins & Ayrshires

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FROM THE FIELD By Sarah Trapp, Holstein USA Regional Field Rep

Hello Everyone! Hopefully March finds you enjoying warmer weather and welcoming show-aged calves! Crystal and I spent February honing our media skills and even got an opportunity to put them to work as we wrapped up the month with the annual Adult Holstein Convention in Marathon County. What an event! Congratulations to the hosts on a job well done. Marathon County has so much to be proud of, and it was an honor to represent our organization at this industry event. The business meetings gave us some great insight as to how our association serves its members. We would also like to extend our ‘congratulations’ to all the award winners. The Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association is fortunate to have the support of such an involved and enthusiastic parent organization. We have many fantastic role models to look up to! As spring arrives, Crystal and I are finding ourselves on the brink of being fully immersed in our Princess duties with numerous events coming up in the Association. Can you believe that Spring Show is already knocking at the door? It’s true - time flies when you’re having fun! We invite everyone to attend the upcoming spring barn meetings this March in order to help evaluate your hoofcare program from guest speaker Karl Burgi. You can find more information in this month’s News and hope everyone is able to attend these great sessions! Don’t forget to share and like the “Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association” page on Facebook for opportunities to earn Holsti-Bucks every Friday! All the best,

Morgan Behnke

Genomic tests are increasing in popularity, and here are a few modifications to be aware of. The Geneseek Genomic Profiler (GGP) now provides more results, all from one hair sample. Included in the 9K SNP Genomic test (GGP-LD) is the analysis of health, production, yield, calving and type traits, parentage verification and the official GTPI you are accustomed to, and now, at no additional charge you also get: DUMPS BLAD Holstein Haplotypes Citrullinemia Beta Lactoglobulin Beta Casein A/B Kappa Casein A, B & E Y-Chromosome Infertility/Freemartin (blood sample required) Tests for other genetic conditions not included with the base test can also be ordered at the same time for reduced fees. The 77K SNP Genomic Test is replacing the 50K SNP Genomic test (GGP-HD) and provides all of the same results as the GGP-LD at a higher reliability, evaluating 77,000 SNPs. Additionally, if you are a COMPLETE herd, every genomic test is discounted 5% at the time of the order, applied to Registered Holsteins during the herd’s enrollment year. Keep in mind, there are a few items to increase the efficiency of the process. Requesting genomic testing forms by email instead of regular mail can speed up the time it takes you to get tests. You can also request Genomic tests while registering your animal with EASYID. Remember, if you get your tests to the lab by the 1st of the month, you will normally get the results by the first week of the following month. If you haven’t tried Genomic testing yet, now is the time to give it a whirl. Please give Chris, Dennis or me a call if you have any questions. Sarah Trapp, Northern Wisconsin & UP Michigan


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

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B-J Grove Holsteins ...................................... 22 Thorman Dairy Farm .................................. 22 Badger Dairy Camp ...................................... 29 Bluff-Ridge .................................................... 80 Bosside Holsteins .......................................... 45 Brands Haven Holsteins ................................ 66 Bricco’s Cow Town ...................................... 67 Buehring Farms ............................................ 37 Clearfield Holsteins ...................................... 77 Clinton County Classic .................................. 8 Courtlane Holsteins ...................................... 55 Dreamhaven Holsteins .................................. 41 Farnear Holsteins ............................................ 2 Fer-Crest Farms ............................................ 24 Flat-Net Holsteins ........................................ 38 Floralawn Holsteins ...................................... 52 Four Hands Holsteins.................................... 32 Gold Beth Partners........................................ 54 Golden Oaks Farm.......................................... 9 Green|Rock Dual County Sale ................70-71 Harmony-Ho ................................................ 54 Hendel Farms ...................................... 30 & 31 Hilltop Dairy ................................................ 85 Holbric Holsteins .......................................... 75 Honeycrest Farms............................................ 6 Idle-Neer Holsteins........................................ 68 Illinois Golden Opportunity Sale ............ 57-59 Illinois PDCA Calf Sale................................ 53

Indianhead Holsteins .................................... 79 Iowa Spring Sale .......................................... 11 Janssen Cattle Company .............................. 12 J-Maker Dairy Farm...................................... 62 JZM Holsteins Sale ...................................... 51 K-J Holsteins ................................................ 62 K-Lane Holsteins .......................................... 72 Krull Farms .................................................. 63 Level Plain Holsteins .................................... 82 Lifetime Holsteins.......................................... 61 Lindale Holsteins .......................................... 96 LLM Dairy .................................................... 42 Lone-Oak-Acres ............................................ 72 Lone-Oak-Acres & Deutsch .......................... 61 Ludwig Farms................................................ 12 Lyons Holsteins ............................................ 23 Macland Holsteins ........................................ 19 Manannah Valley .......................................... 30 Manitowoc County Holstein Breeders.......... 78 Marathon County ....................................46-50 Meadow Marsh Farm .................................. 37 Melarry Farms .............................................. 40 Mil-R-Mor .................................................... 28 Milksource .................................................... 92 Minnesota Directory of Services .................. 90 Minnesota R&W Club .................................. 77 Minnesota Spring Sale ............................ 26-27 Minnigan Hills .............................................. 31 Mystic-Valley/Ke-Jo...................................... 60 National Ride ................................................ 44 Oertel Farms ................................................ 83 Olmar Farms .................................................. 3 Opsal’s Ridge ................................................ 74 Orbit Farms .................................................. 84

Pine Shelter .................................................. 13 Pineylawn Dispersal ...................................... 82 Pleasantland Farm ........................................ 56 Purple Ribbon Sale ...................................... 41 Quest for Success .................................... 87-89 Ralma Holsteins ............................................ 69 RedFest with a Touch of Black .................... 39 Regancrest .................................................... 86 Ripps Dairy Valley ........................................ 20 Rock-N-Hill II Holsteins .............................. 73 Roughway Sale.............................................. 68 Schaufine Farms ............................................ 38 Scottmore Holsteins ...................................... 94 Second-Look Holsteins.................................. 65 Sheeknoll ...................................................... 44 Sherdale Holsteins ........................................ 95 Sky-M Holsteins ............................................ 67 Sonnek Farms................................................ 91 Stranshome.................................................... 25 Sugar Creek Dairy ........................................ 93 Synergy Dairy .............................................. 33 T-Spruce Holsteins ........................................ 43 Titera Holsteins ............................................ 76 University of Minnesota ................................ 7 UW-Madison Dairy Science ................ 21 & 77 Violet Hill Holsteins ...................................... 81 Walk-Era Farms ............................................ 64 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale .............................................................. 34-36 WI Showcase Sale .................................... 14-18 Willows Edge ................................................ 10 Zimmerman Holsteins .................................. 56 Cover photo by Brenda Long

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:

Midwest National Spring Show 2013

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION STAFF: Larry Nelson, Executive Director Laura Wackershauser, Editor/Advertising Manager Sharon Maffei, Membership Coordinator WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Todd Stanek, President - Fall Creek, 715-456-8718 Marci Walker, Vice President - WI Dells, 608-253-3003 Paula Bovre, Secretary - Fond du Lac, 920-923-6991 Matt Lippert, Executive Committee - Pittsville, 715-884-6578 Chris McCullough, Executive Committee - Juda, 608-934-1425 Todd Borgwardt - Valders, 920-758-3133 Bill Calvert - Cuba City, 608-759-2080 Dan Cnossen - Hatley, 715-302-1327 Kevin Jorgensen - Waupun, 920-210-3992 Tracy Nelson - Ellsworth, 715-307-1804 Chad Ryan - Fond du Lac, 920-960-1449 Kent Wendorf - Viroqua, 608-689-2201 NATIONAL DIRECTORS: Paul Buhr Viroqua • 608-606-3480 Corey Geiger Mukwanago • 920-650-0294

Saturday, April 20 • 8:30 a.m. • Jefferson, WI Judge Chris Hill The Rules & Entry Form for the 2013 show is available online at • On-time entries must be postmarked on or before 4/1; late entries postmarked 4/2 - 4/6 will be $50/entry; anything postmarked after 4/6 will be be $100/entry • Straw will be available for the show if ordered in advance. Contact Troy Wendorf at 970-371-0540 or email him to place your order prior to the show. All straw orders must be picked up on Wednesday, the day of move in. • There will be Holstein USA Judges’ Conference on April 18, 8 a.m.3 p.m. A link to the registration form is also available on the WI Holstein webite. The $50 pre-registration closes April 4. For more information, contact Holstein Association USA. MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2013 - 5

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To the Quest for Success Honeycrest Wndbrook Alli-ET

Her Dam:

A snappy summer yearling prospect sired by Windbrook. She’s a potential 10th generation Excellent!

Wilstar-RS Titanic Alayna EX-90 EX-MS

4-11 2x 365 34,570 4.1 1422 2.7 920 Lifetime to date: 148,210

~ making another 30,000 lb. record ~ VG-88 Elegant daughter working on 4th record over 30,000 ~ VG-86 Sanchez 2Y with over 28,000 Dam: EX 2E Outside with 145,000 lifetime 2nd Dam: EX-91 2E GMD DOM Rudolph with 120,110 lifetime 3rd Dam: Dreamstreat Enhancer Alicia EX-94 3E GMD DOM 5 more EX dams, 4 with over 100,000 lifetime

To the Wisconsin Showcase Sale Honeycrest Atwood Tomeka-ET Due May 27 to Ronelee Super Dean. She’s big, wide, open and just what you’d expect from Atwood x Thriller!

Her Dam: Wilstar-RS Outs Thriller-ET EX-90 EX-MS 4-10 2x 365 38,560 3.9 1495 2.8 1082

~ sons in A.I.; maternal sister to Elegant, Ruffian & Pepper Dam: Patron Tanya VG-87 GMD DOM 2nd Dam: Aerostar Mary EX-90 2E GMD DOM 3rd Dam: Blackstar Kathryn EX-90 GMD DOM Next dams: VG-88 DOM & EX-90 EX-MS

To the Minnesota Spring Special A really great young Absolute that will be fresh in early March. This fancy uddered heifer carries the red factor... add that to this family and she promises to be a lot of fun to breed from!

Her Dam: VG-86 LOU

1-10 2x 300 24,780 3.9 967 3.2 789 Maternal sister to Dam:

Larcrest Cosmopolitan VG-87 GMD DOM 2-04 2x 365 30,930 4.1 1261 3.6 1119 +2139GTPI 2nd Dam: Larcrest Oside Champagne-TW EX GMD DOM 3rd Dam: Larcrest Juror Chanel EX-93 GMD DOM

N6842 Cty BB Spring Valley, WI 54767

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To the 16th Badger Invitational Honeycrest Daffer-Red-ET 715.778.5807 Bob 715.778.5860 Barn 715.977.0499 Cell

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Born 10-2-12 Sired by Realtime-Red Deep bodied, straight-lined and fancy this red calf is a great state fair calf! Dam: Ms Sept Storm Daphne-ET EX-90 *RC 115,610 lifetime 2nd Dam: Ms Regancrest Dru-ET VG-87 VG-MS 3rd Dam: Regancrest BR Princess Di-ET EX-92 DOM Next Dams: VG-85 DOM, EX-95 2E, EX-94 2E GMD DOM, EX-95 2E GMD DOM Dellia, EX-90 2E GMD DOM

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Willows-Edge Linjet Icon EX-94 2E EX-94MS

Selling at the Quest for Success is Icon’s Junior 2 Year Old prospect Willows-Edge Gold Indict-ET, born 4-10-11 & due 4-14-13 to Sanchez. Indict looks super and has a full sister that sold for $17,000 in a Siemers Spring Showcase sale and is now EX-91. Her 2nd dam is EX-94 4E, 3rd dam EX-91 3E and the 4th dam EX-90 2E DOM.

5-06 2x 365 22,000 5.2 1161 3.6 788

This young summer yearling, Willows-Edge Damion Alpine, is all style! She is backed by a Jasper that scored VG-86 VG-MS at 2-04, then a VG-88 Stormatic and Delectable Adeen, maternal sister to WDE Champion Tri-Day Ashlyn EX-96.

Tri-Day Delectable Adeen EX-94 2E EX-MS 7-06 2x 305 36,012 3.2 1163 2.9 1032 ~ Next dam EX-92 2E DOM

Premier Breeder: BAA: 111.5%

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

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

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Rippd-Valley Boliver 3249 EX-91 2E EEVVE 5-07 3x 237 29,970 4.3 1304 3.0 827 inc. Lifetime to date: 141,860 4.2 6194 3.0 4492 Received her 2E in January, still milking 100 lbs./ day and due to Garrett in June. Her daughter by Jeeves is VG-85 VG-MS, +1959G, finished over 24,600 at 1-10 and is working on a fine 3-year-old lactation averaging 115 lbs./day. Her September Shout daughter looks good.

Classified January 9 - a few new VGs... Rippd-Valley Jammer 3293 VG-87 VG-MS

Rippd-Valley Pontiac 4447 VG-85 VG-MS

2-11 3x 329 39,460 4.0 1451 3.0 1145 Currently milking 141 lbs./day and over 154,000 lifetime to date. She has a Bolton daughter over 35,000 as a junior two-year-old.

2-00 3x 309 23,610 3.8 887 2.9 694 Fresh in August and milking 121 lbs./day. Her dam GP-83 with 111,900 lifetime.

Rippd-Valley Mr Sam 3464 VG-87 VG-MS

Rippd-Valley Pronto 4587 VG-86 VG-MS

4-00 3x 328 33,120 4.1 1369 2.9 959 Currently averaging 130 lbs./day with 117,000 lifetime to date. She has two GP daughters, both making good records.

1-10 3x 308 29,070 3.6 1042 2.6 769 Fresh in October and milking 150 lbs./day. Her dam by Megaton.

Rippd-Valley Burt 3496 VG-85 3-11 3x 365 39,780 3.6 1441 3.2 1256 Fresh in May and still milking 138 lbs./day. Her dam by Roy.

1-10 3x 365 37,800 3.7 1400 2.7 1022 Fresh in March and milking 115 lbs./day. Her Garrett daughter is due in July.

Rippd-Valley Grand 4110 VG-86 VG-MS

Rippd-Valley Bolton 4951 VG-85 +2051GTPI

3-00 3x 286 27,870 3.2 917 2.9 843 Fresh in October and milking 144 lbs./day. Dam is VG-89 Best.

Fresh in November and milking 118 lbs./day. Her dam VG-88 EX-MS by Shottle.

Rippd-Valley Bolton 4413 VG-85

Rippd-Valley Bolton 5170 VG-85 VG-MS

1-10 3x 351 37,050 3.3 1223 2.7 981 Fresh in July and milking 182 lbs./day. Has an Apex daughter.

Fresh in November and milking 120 lbs./day. Her dam VG-86 by Jammer with 40,450 1565F and 154,690 lifetime.

Rippd-Valley Bolton 4515 VG-87 VG-MS

Rippd-Valley Gilles 4497-TW GP-83 at 2Y +1759 GTPI 1-10 3x 307 25,980 3.6 928 2.8 712 Sired by Gillespy and from a Gordon dam, she is one of the six Gillespys we are milking. Four of these six are GP-80 to 83. They all have top twoyear-old records ranging from 23,000 to 41,500.

We classifed over 250 head in January with good results including 26 VG & 119 GP cows! RHA: 988 cows 31,183 3.7 1150 3.0 936 CY 3114 20 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2013

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Two of Our Favorite Leading Ladies. . . Lyons-DL Rubens Gem-Red EX-93 Lifetime to date: 9-11 212,135M 3.8% 7,991F 3.1% 6,577P • 2006 Junior All Iowa Senior 3 Year Old • 2005 Reserve Junior All American R&W Senior 2 Year Old • 2006 Reserve Junior All American R&W Senior 3 Year Old • Dam of Lyons-DL Rdevil Gia-Red, EX-90 • Daughters by Advent (7), Red Devil (2), Inferno (1), Redliner (1), and Piccolo (1); average classification on scored animals is VG-87 • Grandam of Lyons-DL Reality Yahoo-Red – 2010 Junior All American R&W Spring Calf • Granddaughters by Reality (1), Jet (5), Mazda (2), Redliner (1), Destry (2), Secure (1) and Barbwire (2); average classification on scored animals is VG-85 • Great Grandam of Lyons-DL SS Dusk Grape-Red – 2012 Reserve All Iowa Summer Yearling • Great granddaughters by Colt P, SS Deuce, SS Dusk, Chris, Durham Red, Debonair and Barbwire

Lyons-DL Advent Gennifer-Red EX-91 Lifetime to date: 4-9 80,822M 3.3% 2,634F 3.1% 2,473P • Due in March with a Barbwire heifer • 2nd place 5 Year Old 2012 Midwest Spring R&W Show • 2012 Reserve All Iowa 5 Year Old • Nominated 2010 Junior All American R&W Junior 2 Year Old • Nominated 2011 Junior All American R&W Junior 3 Year Old • Dam to Lyons-DL Reality Baby Cakes VG-86, Grand Champion of 2012 Midwest Fall R&W Junior Show, Reserve Intermediate Champion and HM Grand of the Open Show. Just named Reserve Junior All American Junior 2 Year Old for 2012 • Dam to Lyons-DL Barbwire Baby Cheeks-Red, Supreme Junior Champion of 2012 Winneshiek County Fair 4-H Show, 5th place Winter Calf Iowa State Fair Youth and Junior Holstein Shows and 2012 Midwest Fall R&W Show • Dam to Lyons-DL Cole Baby Girl-Red GP-83 and Lyons-DL Rader Baby Face-Red • Two granddaughters by Secure and Barbwire

Lyons Holsteins

Doug, Lynnette, Carly and Michael Lyons 563.419.0275 • 131 Military Road, Castalia, IA 52133-8548 BAA 108.7 – 10 EX 32 VG 12 GP

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Fer-Crest BEDRISKA-ET born March 10, 2012 Sired by Durham Bedriska’s Full sisters: • Miss Duckett Durham Beauty VG-86 2-02 2x 365 25,816 4.2 1077 3.2 819 HHM Junior All-American Fall Yearling 2011 1st Fall Yearling, Junior Champion of Junior Show, Res. Junior Champion of Open Show, Midwest National Spring Show 2011 Junior All-American Fall Calf 2010, All-WI Fall Calf 2010 Reserve Junior Champion, International Junior Holstein Show 2010

• Dymentholm Svetlana EX-93 7th 4 Year Old, Royal Winter Fair 2010

• Dymentholm Durham Dianna EX-90 Can • Dymentholm Sensuous VG-89 Can 2nd Dam: Cobequid Stardust Beau VG-85 2Y Can 4-10 2x 342 26,808 3.7 990 3.1 826 3rd Dam: Cobequid Tiger Cat Beaute EX 5E Can 4-04 2x 325 29,092 3.3 970 2.9 838 Lifetime: 2112 149,483 3.2 4830 2.9 4314

Bedriska sells March 22 at the Quest for Success - don’t miss your opportunity to take home this high type heifer from a great transmitting family! Bedriska is owned with Luke Lensmire. 24 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2013

Cobequid Spumantes Beaute EX-96 3E 7-10 2x 305 34,864 4.3 1523 3.1 1035 Reserve All-American 5 Year Old 2004 2nd 5 Year Old, International Holstein Show 2004 Reserve All-Canadian Junior 2 Year Old 2001

Fer-Crest Farms

BRANDON FERRY & SHIANNE LURVEY W2650 Harvestore Rd., Hilbert, WI 54129 (608) 335-8861 Inquiries Welcome

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Saturday, April 13, 2013 • 11:00 a.m. • Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester

Regan-ALH Planet Deloria-ET VG-86 2-04 3x 305d 29400 4.4 1300 3.6 1049 What an opportunity! A +2469 GTPI, +$872NM, +2.78T & 61P Mogul daughter from Deloria sells. The next dam is the VG-87 Oman Destiny and then it’s the world famous EX-92 Markwell Durham Daisy. World-class genomics from a world-class family all in one package! This is an extremely contractable heifer! ~Robert Eustice (507) 775-2211

Larcrest Chima-ETS VG-88 DOM 2-07 2x 305d 33310 4.2 1393 3.2 1051 Big league Facebook yearling ready to flush for contracts. +2280 GTPI and over 60 #’s of protein! She sells with two $17,000 bull contracts! Her dam is VG-88 Planet Chima x EX-91 Crimson! Take her home and build your own foundation herd! ~Larcrest Holsteins (507) 852-2273

Larcrest Comet-ETS GP-84 2-02 2x 305d 28190 4.3 1205 3.1 868 +2299 GTPI Numero Uno heifer sells. Her dam is the GP-84 Comet. Comet is the #1 fat cow of the breed and is due in July and will easily go VG. The next dam is VG-87 DOM GMD Larcrest Cosmopolitan. This family is on the map, don’t miss out on your opportunity to join in! ~Neil McDonah (608) 385-1592

Schillview Shottle Glashma VG-87 3-08 2x 365d 31990 3.9 1238 3.4 1085 A +2212 GTPI Tape sells. Her dam is the well known VG-87 above from the well known ‘G’ family at Schillview Holsteins. ~Buehring Farms (763) 464-2333

Sale Staff:

Scott Courtney.....................563-380-1318 Scott Culbertson..................614-264-5980 Pat Heeren..........................507-273-2412 Steve Peterson....................218-849-2238 Jeremy Schafer...................651-380-2968 Andy Steinhagen................612-581-7523 Paul Swenson.....................507-246-5169 Russ Thyen..........................320-583-8049 Paul Trapp..........................608-332-0079 Jim Vierhout.......................712-470-1202

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Hendel ManOMan Ada 3139-ET VG-85 2-03 2x 149 d 10930 4.2 463 3.0 inc. +2241 GTPI early McCutchen! At 61 #’s of protein and +3.71 for type, this fancy calf covers a lot of markets! Her dam, VG-85 ManOMan Ada, has bulls in A.I! The grand dam, a huge EX-93 Shottle with loads of great offspring! This tall, long calf will breed generation next in any operation! ~Hendel Farms (507) 458-7680

Happke Baxter Melaine VG-87 3-00 2x 354d 28820 5.0 1440 3.2 909 +2200 GTPI Snowman! Her dam, A VG Explode, fresh and milking well. The grand dam, VG-87 Baxter Melaine. Great production family with bulls in A.I. and embryos exported! The Snowmans are scarce, take this one home! ~Melarry Farms (320) 267-3180

Redcarpet Super Burberry-ET VG-86 Generation next is this stylish index yearling by Number One! Her dam, VG Super Burberry with full Barbie pedigree. Take her home and make this +2200 GTPI heifer yours! ~Larry & Barb Lexvold (651) 923-4701

Rabur SS Matron of KRW-ET VG-86 4-05 2x 365d 30270 3.2 978 3.0 904 The is fancy Red Contender sells. She is due June 22 to Mr Apples Armanie-ET. Her dam, above, is VG-86 with over 81,000 #’s lifetime to date. Her grand dam is EX-90-2E GMD DOM, backed by EX-91-2E GMD DOM, EX-91-3E GMD DOM and EX-90. Style, pedigree, DOM, GMD and RED to top it off. Look no further! ~Orbit Farms (612) 240-8002

Lone-Oak-Acres D Madison-ET *RC GP-84 A sharp Red fall calf for your show string. Selling is a Dakker*RC September 2012 calf. She is +2076 GTPI and is the #65 RW GTPI Heifer, and # 39 RW GTPI heifer with no Lawnboy in her pedigree. Her full brother is +2190 and is headed to Accelerated Genetics! ~Lone-Oak-Acres (952) 412-5185

Online and On site Silent Embryo Auction to be held in conjunction with the MN Spring Special.

“Youth are Great Showcase” Select animals will be available for youth from any state to purchase and receive a 10% discount.

* Five #1 Atwoods x Curjon Aspen Bay-ET! Bay is EX-93. Her dam is a VG-88 Morty backed by six more generations of VG or EX. Minimum Bid: $350/embryo

Watch the MHA website for Sale sponsored and managed by: a link to the online auction. MINNESOTA HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION Bidding will begin 10 days prior to the sale and end on 411 28th Ave S, Waite Park, MN sale day! 320-259-0637 | Fax 320-259-0009 Email

online catalog at

Gil-Gar Sebastian Easle-ET GP-82 Big time money maker here! A rare Tape daughter sells ready to flush! She sells with 4 A.I. contracts! Her dam, above, fresh Sebastian recently scored GP-82, then VG-86 Shottle Easy. The Tape is +2283 GTPI and almost $800NM. Take her home and add to your bottom line! ~Stelling Farms (507) 951-0268

SPRING SPECIAL All animals have a negative test for TB and are eligible to be shipped anywhere in the United States.

Featured Herd! Pine Shelter Farms

Vatland O Man Mary 2007 VG-89 DOM 4-01 2x 365d 36790 4.1 1500 3.3 1211 Big ribbed early Mogul ready to build your genomic future! +2263 GTPI x N/C Observer just fresh and milking well! The grand dam is the “tank” Oman Mary, VG-89 GMD! Take this herd builder home, at almost $700 NM, it won’t take long! ~Vatland Holsteins (507) 458-7680

Morningview Shtl Lucy-ET EX-90-2E DOM 4-05 2x 365d 40070 3.7 1498 3.0 1187 An early +2319 GTPI Petrone x just fresh Paddy, who also sells x EX-90 genomic giant Shottle Lucy, EX-90 GMD! At over 720 NM$, this straight lined, fancy calf will sell bulls to A.I.! Bid last on this genomic herd builder to improve your bottom line! ~T-Spruce Holsteins (320) 453-7322

Pine-Shelter Lucina Fargo EX-95-3E DOM 6-05 3x 365d 40700 3.6 1480 3.0 1205 Pine-Shelter Farms is our featured herd for the 2012 MN Spring Special Sale. Selling from the herd include numerous offspring tracing back to Lucy! Including a GP-83 Sanchez daughter from Licorice EX-90. ~Pine-Shelter Farms (507) 356-8625

Sheeknoll Bolton Arianna VG-89 1-11 2x 230d 15711 4.9 764 3.2 504 inc. Big, black beauty here due June 1st to ManO-Shan! This springer by Bronco is a maternal sister to Bolton Arianna, VG-89, the Res. Intermediate Champion at our Midwest Fall National Show last year! Their dam, a VG-88 Shottle x VG-87 Sosa then an EX-90 Leader! Full pedigree, show winning pedigree, all in one neat package! ~Sheeknoll Farms (507) 289

Lida-Acres Juror Anne EX-93-4E 4-11 2x 365d 30130 3.7 1108 3.0 918 A tall and long Dundee sells from Lida-Acres. Her maternal sister Damion Amber is EX-91. Their dam is EX-93-3E Cousteau April, 2007 Res. Grand Champion at the Midwest Fall National Show. Their grand dam is EX-93-4E Juror Anne., MHA’s 2012 Brood Cow! This exciting pedigree and stylish heifer can be yours! ~Lida-Acres (218) 863-2525

Macland Clever Star EX-90 3-10 2x 305d 26340 3.8 991 3.2 835 Selling is a Jr. 2 Dundee just fresh with a deep pedigree! Her dam, EX-90 4-year-old right out of our Star, EX-94-4E family! Longevity runs deep in this high lifetime production family! With the Dundee cut, take her home and develop your future! ~Jim McFarland (507) 272-4197

Lexis Allen Lucille-ET EX-94-2E 2-01 2x 365d 23220 4.2 985 3.2 732 Selling just fresh is an Alexander heifer. Her dam, above, is an EX-94 Allen backed by an EX2E-CAN Rudolph. 8 of the 9 next dams are VG or EX in Canada. Take home a young fancy cow and let her put milk in the tank for you. ~Milky-Way Dairy (806) 578-4788

Regancrest Shottle Ili-ET VG-88 DOM 2-01 2x 365d 33250 3.5 1158 3.0 1006 Square cut Domain just fresh and milking well! Her dam, a GP-82 Goldwyn x VG-88 Shottle Ili, from a great transmitting cow family! All Canadian nominations, sons in A.I., this pedigree has everything! ~Terra McCree Holsteins (507) 208-0189

Vision-Gen Omega-ET VG-86 GMD DOM 2-01 2x 365d 38570 4.1 1588 3.3 1274 Just fresh with her second calf and looking to move up in score! A VG-85 Planet fresh and milking well from a VG-87 Toystory from a string of high profile scoring cows. She will milk a ton and look good doing it everyday! Simply, take her home! ~Sully Holsteins (507) 269-9029

Quality Jasper Tuline EX-90-CAN 3-11 2x 365d 28708 4.9 1419 2.9 840 Deep quality Holstein pedigree her in this Red Carrier Polled Colt P! Ready to flush or breed, this spring yearling has the cut and pedigree to make any herd look better! VG and EX dams for several generations only enhance with Polled to boot! ~John Holmgren (218) 352-6456

Budjon-JK Linjet Eileen-ET EX-96-4E GMD DOM 5-06 2x 44700 3.7 1647 3.1 1383 Tall, long and fancy describe this spring yearling Shottle with an extremely deep pedigree! Her dam, a VG-88 Champion right out of the immortal Linjet Eileen, EX-96! Rock solid pedigree for several generations of All-American nominations! Take her home and start your destiny! ~Tyler Lehnertz (507) 259-6609

Pine-Shelter Cheyenne EX-95-3E DOM 4-08 3x 365d 40820 3.4 1376 3.0 1238 Pine Shelter Farms also sends two grand daughters and one great grand daughter from PineShelter Cheyenne EX-95! These three cows carry their mothers traits well and would be a great addition to any herd. ~Pine-Shelter Farms (507) 356-8625

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Monday, June 10 7:00 a.m. 8:00-11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 12:00-1:00 p.m. 1:00-4:00 p.m. 4:00-6:00 p.m. 6:00-7:00 p.m. 7:00-10:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

Breakfast Fitting demonstration & group fitting Show work stations Lunch Showmanship fundamentals & contest Dairy workshops Dinner Activities Lights out

Tuesday, June 11 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 12:00-1:00 p.m. 1:00-3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Breakfast Dairy Judging & Linear workshops Lunch Dairy Judging workshops Awards Dorm check-out

Youth between the ages of 12-18 can apply to attend this exciting 3-day program: • Build award winning judging, fitting & showing strategies. • Participate in hands-on Dairy Science workshops. • Take home life lessons, self-confidence, teamwork & sportsmanship. • Test your skills in camp showmanship & judging contests.

Learn from outstanding instructors…

UW-Madison Dairy Science faculty, staff and students along with UW Vet School students, UW Extension team members and prominent dairy industry professionals.

A huge thank you to our 2012 sponsors whose enthusiastic support allows us to keep the program affordable for dairy youth. UW-Madison Dept. of Dairy Science c/o Beth Heinze 1675 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1284 Phone 608-263-9409 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2013 - 29

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Amery FFA members placed 2nd in the National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Managem ent contest. Team members included Trent Dado, Chelsey & Laura Jensen and Ethan Dado . Also pictured (2nd from right) is Jessica Prall e who placed 1st in the Dairy Handlers contest.

sin & were the Polk County represented Wiscon ners-Up. Members Run l Bow z Qui 4-H l 2012 Nationa Coach Patti en, Jens were Cody Getschel, Laura o. Cody and Dad t Tren and olz Sch n Hurtgen, Coli written exam. the on nd Trent placed first and seco

Polk Co. represented Wisconsin at the 2012 National Junior Holstein Convention and placed fourth. Left to right - Bethany Dado, Ethan Dado, Chris Rassier, Trent Dado & Coach Patti Hurtgen.

nds, good cows & good County fairs are for good frie Jensen celebrate an Jilli and times. Meikah Dado wmanship class at the placing in the top of their sho 5th in showmanship ed plac kah Mei . Fair Polk County at the Wisconsin State Fair. Polk County 2011 National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Champions. Left to right - Chris Rassier, Brett Getschel, Coach Patti Hurtgen, Ethan & Bethany Dado.

The Wisconsin team had a good showing at the 2012 NAILE. The team placed 2nd & Ethan was 2nd individual and 10th in reasons. Team members: Ethan Dado, Laura Jensen, David Pintens (Barron Co.) & Matthew Kramer (Fond du Lac Co.). Team coached by Beth & Mark Heinze.

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WHA Barn Meeting Wednesday, March 20 Laura Rassier

Betzoldvale Scott Mar EX-92 377,400 lbs. lifetime

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

We invite you to join us on March 20 for a barn meeting. Along with a talk on hoofcare, we are excited to showcase our high producing herd that includes 12 cows over 200,000 lbs. lifetime and 79 cows over 125,000 lbs. lifetime.

Directions to the farm: From I-94 West past Menomonie to US 63 north (Baldwin exit) to WI 46, WI 46 north to Amery (12 mi), 2nd stoplight in Amery turn east on County F to County J (2 mi), turn left off County J to 75th St (¼ mi), turn left on 75th St. to farm on right (1½ mi). From US 8 West past Turtle Lake: Take County D south (in Range) to County JJ (1 mi), continue south on County JJ to 90th Ave (3 mi), turn west on 90th Ave. to 75th St. (1½ mi), turn south on 75th St. to farm on left (3/4 mi).

RHA: 430 cows 30,140 1061F 881P

Four Hands Holsteins Rick & Gwen Dado Family

821 75th St., Amery, WI 54001 • 715-268-5175 • Cell 715-491-1390 32 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2013

103.9% BAA on 407 cows

#7 in U.S. for herds over 400 cows

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Synergy Planet Passion-ET VG-86 +2263 GTPI, #29 GTPI in the breed 2-01 365 37,666 4.3 1620 3.3 1238 Daughters by Jives, AltaJade, Mogul, Lithium, McCutchen and Numero Uno. Female pregnancies by Lexor, AltaOak and Numero Uno. Jives sons at Alta and ABS and Numero Uno son at Alta.

Passion hails from the “Protein Powerhouse Pirates” family and her full sister, Synergy Planet Piper-ET, is fresh again after completing her first lactation at 1-10 365 45,655 4.8 2213 3.2 1462. Piper is +66P, +2206 GTPI and the Wisconsin Junior 2 Year Old Top Performer for 2012.

Synergy Destry Amore-ET HHM Junior All-American Junior 2 Year Old 2-01 167 13,676 4.4 600 3.1 419 inc. Daughters by Aftershock and Bradnick. Full sister to Synergy Always-Red at Select Sires.

Amore’s VG-88 Lawn Boy dam has female pregnancies by Sympatico and Goldwyn. Amore has two full sisters milking - one *RC and one Red. Synergy Destry Assure-ET *RC has daughters by Showdown and Larsen. Synergy Destry Adore-Red-ET has daughters by Shamrock and Epic.

to see these favorites and their emerging cow families. Open Barn/Tours 10:30-11:30 a.m. Speaker Karl Burgi - 11:30-12:30 p.m. Lunch to follow Jay, Heather, Mason, Carter & Evan Jauquet Gary & Linda Olson W2285 County Rd. S, Pulaski, WI 54162 Jay cell: 608-279-3222 RHA: 325 cows 31,013M 1162F 953P MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2013 - 33

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Contract Kind







EX-92 EX-MS DOM 4-00 2x 365 38,890 3.9 1517 3.3 1273 Brocade is a Barbie Goldwyn. A Braxton fall calf from Brocade’s VG Sanchez will grab your attention! Mayerlane

VG-87 DOM 2-02 2x 365 34,510 3.8 1319 3.2 1101 Panzer hails from the same family as hot flush bull Predestine. Her September 2012 Airnet can be yours to flush. Royola

VG-87 DOM 2-04 2x 365 27,840 4.1 1142 3.3 907 Lucile is the dam of Lithium. Buy one of the oldest Moguls in the country from Lucile. Fust

VG-87 2-04 2x 305 22,010 5.0 1100 3.3 737 Avery is a sister to Atwood and Aftershock. A fall yearling Explode from Avery’s VG-88 Jasper sells. Liner









EX-94 2E EX-MS 7-02 2x 365 41,780 4.1 1696 3.3 1387 Get a Roxy of your own! An April 2012 Sept. Storm from Rally’s VG-88 Aspen sister sells. Could be a *RC! Bue

EX-94 3E EX-MS 5-00 2x 365 38,220 4.1 1564 3.0 1158 Dixie makes the high scoring kind. Her VG-88 Elegant has a fancy Braxton fall calf selling. Blake

EX-91 EX-MS 5-01 2x 334 25,560 5.0 1273 3.2 830 Whisper’s Super embryos and June 2012 Gabor sell. Dam is Outside Wish 2E-95 DOM with 42,580M 1694F. Bremer

EX-93 3E EX-MS 6-10 3x 365 35,210 4.3 1516 3.0 1060 Maria is the Skychief from Broker Mandy 4E-96. A Gold Crown fall calf from Maria’s GP 2Y Shottle sells. Riemer









EX-93 3E 10-0 2x 365 50,450 3.7 1831 2.6 1333 316,450 lifetime September Bradnick fall calf sells from Princess’ VG-87 sister. Big scores, big records! Hilrose

EX-91 2E EX-MS 6-10 3x 365 35,830 3.5 1237 3.0 1060 Three sets of embryos from Randi sell by Damion, Fever and Stanley Cup. Make your own Palas. Mayerlane

EX-93 2E EX-MS 2-05 3x 365 30,010 4.5 1342 3.0 901 Joules is a sister to Ito Jewel, 2E-94 Res. AA Junior 3-Year-Old 2005. A Lauthority spring calf looks the part. Moede

EX-92 EX-MS DOM 2-00 2x 365 33,070 3.6 1202 2.9 954 This contract family makes the high GTPI kind. Music’s Uno sells. Planet sister to Uno is #6 GLPI in Canada. Sandy-Valley


Show Calf

High Type






EX-91 2E EX-MS 5-01 2x 353 37,900 4.0 1498 3.2 1203 Bliss is the third dam of a flashy Dempsey fall calf. She’s a potential 11th generation VG or EX. Westphal

EX-93 2E EX-MS 6-08 3x 365 36,790 3.3 1229 2.8 1021 An Alexander winter calf from Greta’s VG-87 Outside sells. A fancy calf with a great sire stack. Front-Page

EX-91 2E EX-MS DOM 4-08 2x 365 34,400 3.4 1175 3.1 1064 Her dam is BC Indiana 4E-91 DOM. A spring yearling Dundee from Ivanna’s VG-86 Zenith sells. Gildale

EX-91 3E EX-MS 4-07 3x 365 28,170 4.1 1151 3.1 867 Elisha’s VG dam is a full sister to Linjet Eileen EX-96. An October 2012 Guthrie from Elisha is sure to please. Norrbom

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EX-94 2E EX-MS 5-01 2x 365 39,500 3.6 1411 3.4 1347 Buy a red Ina from Indigo’s VG-87 Advent sister. This April 2012 Reality-Red is sure to please. Buttles

EX-92 2E EX-MS 5-00 2x 305 23,420 4.4 1028 3.3 769 Lovie’s GP Talent has a fancy, full aged summer yearling Willsboro Larson for a state fair run. Ferry

VG-88 GMD 6-02 3x 365 57,050 3.6 2032 3.1 1765 Lici’s full brother is the #5 bull in Germany. Her May 2012 Reality-Red gets you in this big milk family. Kestell

EX-90 2E EX-MS *RC 3-02 2x 365 33,780 4.6 1539 3.0 1019 Delaney’s full sister was 1st 125,000 lb. cow at 2012 Intl. R&W Show. A spring yearling Braxton from Delaney sells. Wilstar

Tanbark Family


Luke Betsy’s






EX-93 2E EX-MS GMD 7-01 2x 365 39,700 3.8 1505 3.2 1288 Sunshine is the third dam of an October 2012 Glen. Dam is 3E-92 Roy then 2E-93 GMD Mason. All-American nominees in the family. Craig-Kro

EX-93 2E EX-MS GMD 5-09 3x 365 38,470 4.1 1566 3.0 1139 Star is a fourth generation EX from Roy Reba EX-93. A December 2012 Mogul from Star’s VG Alexander has great potential. Fust & Synergy

EX-92 2E EX-MS 4-03 2x 365 50,780 3.6 1811 2.8 1418 Dance hails from the Luke Betsy family. A summer yearling Aftershock from Dance’s VG-86 2Y Sanchez sells. Four-of-a-Kind

EX-93 3E EX-MS 8-11 2x 365 32,130 3.4 1099 2.9 935 Charm makes them fancy! A summer yearling Alexander from her VG Durham sells. The Durham already has a 2E-93 sister. R-R Letters


Juror Faith’s







VG-85 2-04 2x 365 31,610 3.7 1181 2.9 915 Candle is from the Juror Faiths. Her VG-85 2Y M-O-M is contracted and has an ECoyne fall calf selling. A money maker! Nettekoven

VG-88 2-04 3x 305 32,170 3.4 1089 2.8 888 Candid is a sister to Goldwyn Carmel 2E-92. A March 2012 Armitage from Candid will catch your eye! Rugg-Doc

EX-91 2E EX-MS 4-04 2x 305 37,770 3.9 1457 2.9 1089 Shiloh is a 6th generation EX from the Saturdays and has sons in A.I. Her showy September 2012 Lauthority sister sells. Opsal

VG-88 VG-MS 2-03 2x 249 22,055 3.3 727 3.0 660 inc. Bailey is on her way to being another EX Barbie. Her spring yearling Epic is a unique offering. Sandy-Valley

More Exciting Offerings... • This September 2012 Doberman is dog gone good! Dam is a GP-84 Prelude Duke with 32,250 4.0 1288. 2nd dam VG-87 with almost 200,000 lifetime. Royal Vista • B-Long sends a red Debonair fall calf. Dam is a GP-84 Advent. Next dam VG Talent 3x over 30,000M. • Rob-Cri offers a March 2012 Federal x GP-84 2Y Sanchez. Granddam is EX-91 3E Durham from the Bandit family.

Sale Staff: Sale Chairman: Tom Anderson 715-754-5869 Jim Hoskens, Pedigrees 920-366-7153 Ringmen: Kevin Jorgenson 920-210-3992 Jay Jauquet 608-279-3222

For catalogs, contact: Dick Piechowski e-mail:; Ph: 715-258-2757 Catalog available online at

Darrell Worden, Auctioneer 715-842-8098 Lynn Harbaugh 920-420-1524

Semen auction to benefit the Waupaca-Waushara Junior Holstein Association prior to the sale. KML

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VG-86 VG-MS 2-01 2x 365 24,760 4.7 1163 3.5 870 Charm topped the Bremer II sale. Her VG-88 dam is a full sister to Colby. Her May 2012 Emerald sells. Bremer

VG-88 EX-MS DOM 2-11 3x 365 44,120 4.1 1809 3.3 1447 Electress is a sister to the dam of Snowman. A summer yearling Sudan from a VG Million from Electress sells. Deronda

EX-91 EX-MS 4-00 3x 305 47,870 4.4 2108 3.1 1477 4th National Fat This WI Top Performer hails from the Maui’s. Her spring yearling sister by Super sells. Kestell

EX-90 EX-MS 3-06 2x 365 39,480 3.7 1448 2.8 1121 Emelita is a 6th generation EX from the Hillary’s. A summer yearling Armitage from Emelita could be #7! Opsal & Pfaff

Show Time








EX-92 3E EX-MS 7-02 2x 365 35,760 3.7 1332 2.8 998 Michigan is the third dam of a fancy summer yearling Braxton. Dam is a VG Rubens then a VG RedMarker with 33,000M. Harbaugh

VG-87 EX-MS 3-05 2x 305 38,670 3.1 1201 3.0 1157 Bambi’s dam is VG-88 with 34,350 and 1419F. 2nd dam EX-91 with 49,600 and 1853F. A Rubens Darius winter calf from Bambi sells. Bartcrest

EX-94 3E EX-MS 4-05 2x 305 33,240 3.4 1132 3.0 982 Velma’s dam is Broker Vidalia EX-94. Selling is a January 2013 Epic from Velma’s VG-87 Aspen with 39,480M. Country-Aire

EX-90 EX-MS GMD 3-08 2x 365 47,540 3.0 1435 3.2 1499 A December 2012 Goldwyn from Ivory’s VG Allen granddaughter sells. Bred right and born to show. B-Long

Jess Patsy


Juror Faith’s






EX-92 3E EX-MS 5-08 2x 328 35,120 7.1 2497 2.8 968 Picatine is one of the highest lifetime fat cows of the breed. Her full aged Gold Chip fall calf is very interesting. Yenter

VG-87 2Y 2-02 2x 365 31,033 3.7 1133 3.4 1044 Gobea is from the same A.I. family as Garrett and Gerard. Her fancy Uno fall calf sells with +2203 GTPI. Sandy-Valley

EX-92 EX-MS GMD DOM 2-05 2x 365 33,800 4.0 1364 32. 1075 Selling is Fireball’s full aged Gold Chip fall calf. Holmland A September 2012 great-granddaughter by Observer also sells. Royola

EX-93 3E EX-MS GMD 7-03 3x 365 43,680 3.4 1476 2.8 1242 Roxmoney and her 4E-95 dam are both over 200,000 lifetime. A flashy Gold Chris fall calf from her VG Stormatic can be yours. Gateway-Acres

More Exciting Offerings... • A showy December 2012 Damion makes a great state fair calf. Dam VG-86, granddam EX-90 2E, 3x over 30,000M. Oeh-My • Sewards-Folly sends an October 2012 Big Time from a VG-86 Drake with 34,830M. 2nd dam EX-92 2E. Potential state fair calf! • From Joe Hughes, a December 2012 Durable. Dam is VG-87 then an EX-90 2E Durham Atlas. Big and stylish!

Waupaca-Waushara Holstein Breeders will be offering a 5% rebate to any WI Junior Holstein member purchasing a calf at the sale.To qualify, juniors must be a state member by March 1, 2013. For catalogs, contact: Dick Piechowski e-mail:; Ph: 715-258-2757 Catalog available online at KML

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with a Touch of Black She sells!

Bossir Absolute Star-Red-ET

Saturday, April 13 12:00 noon Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia


Red Destry

Nominated Junior All-American R&W Fall Calf 2012 Star sells! Looks incredible & she will be a fall yearling to recon with this year. Her dam is VG-88 at 2Y, just fresh and sure bet to go EX. Next 6 dams EX.

Harvue Roy Frosty  EX-97 2E

Dyks Kite Linda-Red-ET  EX-95

5-07 2x 365 44,713 5.0 2222 2.8 1248 2x Supreme Champion WDE Frosty’s stunning 6/12 Damion sells and she will take your breath away! Damion x Frosty - what more could you ask for? Great opportunity!

4-01 2x 365 36,990 4.2 1562 3.5 1300 All-American R&W 2008, 2010 & 2012 World Champion R&W 2010 Linda’s RED 9/12 maternal sister by Destry sells and she is fancy! Her dam EX-93.

Dawson & Kylie Nickels 920-342-9980

Duckett, Armbrust & Junemann 715-459-6480, Mike; 920-639-0405, Scott

10 Generations VG or EX


Wilstar-RS Tlt Limited-Red   EX-94 2E

Silvermine Adv Tally-Red-ET   EX-93

Reserve All-American R&W Aged Cow 2011 Limited’s sweet 12/12 Redburst-Red maternal sister sells. Backed by 10 EX and VG dams. Dan Kaufman - 605-359-6332

320-267-8795 920-988-3323 920-210-3992 920-342-9482 608-289-0096


Budjon-JK Linjet Eileen-ET   EX-96 2E GMD DOM

2x All-American R&W Intermediate & Reserve Grand Champion, Intl. R&W Show 2010 Tally’s Ladd-P-Red daughter sells and from two EX-93 dams.

All-American 5 Year Old 2004 Nominated All-American 2001 & 2005 Four sell from Eileen - Durham & Goldwyn two year old daughters & granddaughters by Braxton & Sid.

Milksource - 608-566-9096

Elegance Futures - 920-960-0350

Sale Staff: Tom Morris Todd Wendorf Kevin Jorgensen Niles Wendorf Joe Kietzman

Doug Post - 605-690-6393

Robert Yeoman Ron Roskopf Chad Ryan Lynn Harbaugh Dale Kranz

Hosted by 405-880-2209 414-587-4402 920-960-1449 920-420-1524 920-960-2566

Todd, Christa, Landon & Mylie Wendorf W2444 Evergreen Rd., Ixonia, WI 53036 Directions to Crescentmead Holsteins - From I-94, go north on Hwy. 67 8 miles to Evergreen Rd., go left 1/4 mile to farm on right.

Sale managed by/Catalogs: Todd Wendorf 920-988-3323 or e-mail: Assisted by:

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Selling April 8 at the Wisconsin Showcase Sale -

Dreamhaven Palrmo Ravish-ET born 9/1/12

Sired by Glenn-Ann Palermo-ET

Dam: K&C-View Best Rascal VG-87 VG-MS 3-04 2x 365 37,360 3.6 1357 3.0 1128 2nd Dam: K&C-View Integrity Risky EX-90 EX-MS 4-02 2x 343 37,200 3.7 1394 2.8 1059 3rd Dam: K&C-View Storm Roz EX-93 2E GMD DOM 7-04 2x 365 50,890 3.7 1883 2.8 1446 4th Dam: Mistvale Jed Rozell EX-91 GMD DOM 5th Dam: VG-87 VG-MS GMD DOM

Dreamhaven Holsteins Jim & Krista Luedtke

W8942 orson Rd., Hortonville, WI 54944 • 920-779-0332 cell •

Ravish is long, tall and dairy with a blue ribbon look. She’s a heifer you can have some fun with at the shows with a great pedigree to build on and add value to any herd. Bid last to take home this special heifer!

Purple Ribbon Classic Saturday, March 23 • 11:30 a.m. • Marshfield, WI

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ErnESt-AntHony tEStIFy VG-85 2y CAn

KluMBS DurHAM EMory BEAuty

1-11 2x 111 7970 3.6 287 2.7 218 inc. Brady’s 4/12 Supersonic sells at +2141 GTPI. Brady is +4.14T and #4 in the breed. Next dam EX-91 Brynna then EX-92 Barbie. - Sandy Valley Farms, 715-345-2921

1-11 2x 131 8536 4.4 375 3.3 278 inc. Testify sold in our 2012 sale and was 10th Fall Yearling in Milk at the Royal. Selling is a choice of her Bradnick or Topside sisters. Dam is EX-93 GMD Stormatic, then EX-96 3E DOM and EX-95 2E GMD DOM. - Lemke, 920-371-7738

3-11 3x 365 35,890 3.9 1398 3.5 1240 A local favorite and sister to Pontiac, Beauty was Reserve Grand Champion at the Central WI State Fair in 2011. Her 12/12 Atwood daughter sells. - Hortsman, 715-207-5547

VG-86 VG-MS at 2-01

EX-93 EX-94MS

Sale to be held at the Central Wisconsin State - 12/12 Bradnick from Goldwyn full sister to EX-92 Pati Girl. Next dam EX-93. Borchert, 715-650-0326 Fairgrounds, Marshfield, WI - 9/12 Lithium from VG-87 Winterlace Laci. Several brothers in A.I. West, 715-467-2300 - 10/12 Mogul from VG-89 Shottle from Jess Patsy’s. Family carries A.I. interest. Boschma, 715-223-0534 Full catalog will be online at - 6/11 Larcrest Calculate due in July w/heifer. EX-90 Goldwyn dam w/over 100,000 lft. Dorshorst, 715-340-7271 Sale sponsored and hosted by - 9/12 Alexander from VG 2Y Sept. Storm then 5 gen. of EX including Renita. Walker, 608-253-3003 Wood Area Holstein Breeders - 12/12 Gold Chip from VG-88 Mac from Rabur Outside Pandora EX-91 GMD DOM. Edelburg, 715-570-1526 For more information or to order a catalog, contact: - 3/12 Contender from EX-91 sister to EX-95 Dun-Did Astro Samore, Gr Champ W. Natl. Ocean-View, 707-836-0667 The 2013 edition of the Purple Ribbon Classic features a super lineup! Show age heifers, high-genomic families, deep pedigrees – find it here on March 23, 2013! Follow us at

Gary Gehrke - 715-305-0530 Dennis Bangart - 715-937-1492

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Procky „ Cybil Fisher; Prize „ Beth Herges

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L-L-M-Dairy J Stream VG-87 VG-88MS DOM

L-L-M-Dairy Million



VG-85 VG-87MS at 2-07

1-11 2x 365 32,760 3.9 1262 3.2 1051

2-03 2x 117 9635 4.4 421 3.1 300 inc.

GTPI +2136 PTA +1031M +28F +44P +562NM +5.4PL +2.23T +1.98UDC +2.14FLC

GTPI +2002 PTA +700M +52F +32P +470NM +4.2PL +2.22T +2.24UDC +1.35FLC ~ Procky’s first milking daughter

Jet Stream x L-L-M-Dairy Die-Hd Peace-ET VG-85 DOM x Rudolph Pilgrim EX-92 94MS GMD DOM x Calypso x Prelude

Her offspring: • Shamrock male, +2326G, active at Alta Genetics • Mogul male, +2380G • Mogul female, +2234G

Million x Jet Stream Procky

Her offspring: • Mogul male, +2386G • Uno female, +2368G • Supersire female, +2384G

• Uno male, +2501G • Plan male, +2425G • Large female, +2286G

• Uno male, +2387G • Large female, +2376G • Plan female, +2299G

Selling March 22 at the Quest for Success L-L-M-DAIRY S S PHAWN-ET Supersire x Jet Stream Procky born 11-18-12 +2476 GTPI +876NM$ 2.55SCS +2.71T +7.1PL +1.2DPR

This family has had a major impact on our farm & has no Shottle, Goldwyn or Oman on the bottom side of the pedigree. We’re offering this young Supersire calf at the Quest for Success sale and she is sure to have a big impact for the new owner as well.

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Ms Bremer MOMan Brisk-ET fresh 12/4/12, 1st test 100 lbs. 4.3%F 3.1%P +2044 GTPI - Flushing to Predestine - Maternal sister to Mars Yorick, #1 Atwood type son

Her Dam:

Farnear-TBR Bailey-ET VG-87 DOM 2-06 2x 365 36,470 4.4 1619 3.5 1266 - Backed by 8 more generations VG or EX

Ms D Apple Danika-Red-ET fresh 1/30/13

+1745 GTPI

- Sired by Destry - Dam is Ms Delicious Apple-Red VG-88 by Talent - will be flushed to Magenta-Red & Golden PP-Red

Her Granddam:

KHW Regiment Apple-Red EX-95 DOM 4-01 2x 365 35,750M 4.7 1682 3.7 1314 - Backed by 6 generations EX

Farnear-Regan Toast-ET due soon

+2210 GTPI

- Sired by Observer - her first heifer calf by Mogul came back at +2399 GTPI

Her Dam:

Regancrest-BP Bolvr Tab EX-92 2E 5-00 2x 365 37,360 3.6 1345 3.2 1212 - Backed by 4 more generations VG or EX

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%

For more news, check out our website -

• We are scoring in March & Lea is coming in April to picture these 3 girls! • Also due in March: Miss Jotan Surprise-Red +1942 GTPI, dam by Mr Burns, 2nd dam by Shottle; combining Kamps-Hollow Altitude x Gen-I BEQ Durham Sherry! • Due in June: Ms Apples Alanna *RC +1901 GTPI, Goldwyn x Apple, calves coming by Special Effect, Ladd-P-Red, Realtime & Sympatico MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2013 - 45

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Marathon County Holstein Breeders We want to thank all those who attended the 2013 State Holstein Convention held at Stoney Creek Inn, Rothschild. A big thank you to all of our sponsors who helped make this convention a success!

Exciting new arrival at Crestwood! Durham heifer calf from Crestwood Shottle Belle VG-86 2Y Mama & baby look great!


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

GRANDEUR HOLSTEINS Grandeur Oman Tavita-ET GTPI +2123 Fresh in January with a McCutchen heifer - 3 Uno calves genomic tested at +2471, +2342 & +2341 BLIVEN FAMILY Phone: 715-257-7255

R865 Mount View Lane Athens, WI 54411


Gary’s Dairy Good-Time registered Holsteins

Proud to be listed among the Top 200 BAA herds in the nation! BAA 110% Inquiries always welcome! Don, Jenna & Malayna Fahey 11360 Rainbow Dr., Merrill, WI 54452 715-539-8320

JO-WAL HOLSTEINS Selling in the Wisconsin Showcase Sale at the Great Northern, April 8 Jo-Wal-Langs Plant Noll-ET VG-86 GTPI +2029 2-07 365 31,276 3.5 1109 3.1 956 She will sell fresh! JOE & GEORGE WALDVOGEL & Sons 3604 Merrill Ave., Wausau, WI 54401 Phone: 715-675-2858 • and

Lang’s Twin Elm Farms, Inc.

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

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

On Q Holsteins LLC A Grass-Based dairy farm with Strong Cow Families Sam & Jen Zimmerman Mason, Adelle & Neah E2259 County Rd. Q, Ringle, WI 54471 Cell: 715-218-8619 46 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2013

Dream Team Holsteins

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

Visitors welcomed by appointment Thank you to all who attended the State Holstein Convention. A big thank you to our sponsors for their support to make the convention possible!

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

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

Our website has been updated with the latest genomic results!

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Ded-Dit Holsteins

Excellent Rel Aphrodite-Red

Building from Families

305 19,600 4.4 862 3.5 686 - due mid-September to Lancelot-Red

Chief Adeen, Blackstar Buffy & Broker Elegance housed at Fustead Holsteins

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


Sire: Reality-Red Dam: Holbric Advt Antique GP-83 Next dams: EX-91 2E, VG-89 GMD, EX-94 GMD, EX-90, EX-91, EX-92 3E, EX-92 2E, EX-91 3E GMD Aphrodite was purchased at the 2011 Purple Ribbon Sale in Marshfield. The most correct type 2 year old I have ever had!

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

DAL-SKI HOLSTEINS Call Milkyhill Cattle Sales for rates. Will be done professionally. Barron Spring Sale - March 30 Vernon County Sale - May 11 ed mielke 715-574-2931

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

Thank you to everyone for attending the State Holstein Convention. David & Paulette Lemanski Andrew, Dana, Anthony, Devin, Alex & Danielle 715-352-3382 Fax: 715-352-3038 3475 Cardinal Lane, Marathon, WI 54448 Visitors Welcome

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

Fred, Lynne & Matt Harder

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

Freeman Creek Farms Congratulations to Bart & Brittany

Larry & Vonnie Murry Scott & Bob Murry

on their wedding, September 22, 2012

3225 Halder Dr., Halder, WI Ph: 715-693-3166

“Wishing them both all the happiness in the world.”

Dan and Michelle Mielke

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


Bart & Brittany

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

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

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#14 Red Polled Heifer in the Breed!

FARMS “Striving for that fine line of genetic excellence”

She has Talent... North-Log Talent Entice EX-90

2-02 365 36,614 3.1 1124 2.8 1014 3-08 365 39,008 3.3 1304 2.9 1116 5-04 365 42,374 3.5 1505 2.9 1200 7-02 290 34,587 3.3 1156 2.9 994 inc.

Dam: Walnut-Vu Outside Elisha EX-91 EX-MS 123,714 4.0% 3.0% lifetime 2nd Dam: Budjon-JK Linjet Erica VG-85 full sister to Linjet Eileen EX-96 3rd Dam: Krull Broker Elegance EX-96 3E GMD DOM

Oakleigh Alcmy Hemi-Red-ET *PO GTPI +2052 PTA +458M +19F +28P +471NM$ +4.3PL +2.92T +2.49UDC +1.71FLC 12/12 Dam: Oakleigh Lawn B Harboly-Red VG-86 VG-MS 3-04 2x 365 26,640 2.7 706 3.2 852 2nd Dam: Oakleigh Ludox Barly-Red-ET EX-91 2E 3-08 2x 365 33,470 3.8 1278 3.2 1070

Floyd & Lloyd Baumann

9570 State Hwy. 153, Wittenberg, WI 54499 Telephone (715) 454-6217 Fax (715)-454-6775 Carl & June Norrbom

Paul & Kim Norrbom Katelyn, Paige & Emily

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

Dalin Durham Taffy-ET EX-94 HM Junior All-American Aged Cow 2012

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

We are Sending Two of our Best to the Showcase! Sybil, EX-91 by Damion from a VG Champion then an EX-91 Integrity then James Sydney EX-94, Grand Champion at Royal Winter Fair. Sybil calved in December and will show as a 5 Year Old this year.

Aspen, VG is an Alexander from Shot Star

EX-93 2E GMD, then Roy Reba EX-93 2E, then EX-92 GMD & EX-91 GMD. Aspen has the potential to be Star’s best daughter. They will sell April 8 at the Great Northern. Yes, it hurts to send them but this is, after all, the Showcase!

Tomkins MrBurns Sizzler-Red


Unanimous Junior All-American R&W Fall Yearling 2012

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

Lars-Acres Fel Freestyle EX-90 Tomkins Shottle Cavanya-ET VG-89

Jennylane Rufus Prize EX-90 Tomkins Exhaustion Margie EX-90

F4680 Walnut Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 Ph.: 715-352-2404 Fax: 715-352-7457 E-mail: 48 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2013

RHA: 3x 256 cows 30,669 3.96 1216 3.02 927

BAA: 108.7%

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

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MARATHON COUNTY HOLSTEIN BREEDERS Our Consignment to the Purple Ribbon Sale - Nice Genomic Numbers -

Most recent addition at FUSTEAD HOLSTEINS Connor Caelan Krause born Feb. 7

Bosside Shottle Shelby

VG-89 EX-MS 3-00 2x 365 33,529 3.5 1175 3.0 998 2nd Dam: Any-Day Lauden Poise VG-85 VG-MS GMD 3rd Dam: Any-Day Durham Pansey EX

Proud brothers Aidan Adam & Bailey Bradley

Her Mogul daughter born 10/27/12 sells Bosside Mogul Shelly +2127GTPI +731M +57F +25P +2.71T +578NM$ +4.3PL

Congratulations Jennifer & Adam - we are very happy for the new addition to the family!

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%

INTRODUCING... Matt-Dari Mixer Plum-ET +2406GTPI +712NM$ +77F +72P +2.84T born 11-21-12


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

Wausau, WI

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

Scientific Darcy Rae-Red-ET *PO GTPI +1855

27 embryos by Earnhardt-P

Darcy Raeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dam

Dam: Matt-Dari Pillar-ET +2194 GTPI by Man-O-Man, fresh in late December and off to a great start!

2nd dam: S&E Shottle Panda-ET EX-92 2E 6-00 365 33,121 3.9 1287 2.8 941 Scientific Decadent Rae-ET *RC VG-88

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

2-05 2x 180 15,673 3.8 589 3.1 478 inc. Next Dam: Scientific Gold Dior Rae-ET *RC EX-92 EEEEE DOM 4-02 2x 365 31,910 4.7 1495 3.2 1099 3rd Dam: Scientific Debutante Rae EX-92

L-L-M-Dairy E916 Hwy. Q, Ringle, WI 54471 PH: 715-845-7028 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2013 - 49

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Rusty-Rose Holsteins

When Lester and Betty (Woldt) Bauman married in 1946, they purchased a farm just across County N from the farm where Lester had grown up, on the north side of the road, to start their family. They had three children, Gary, Russ and Bonnie. Gary married and eventually purchased what had been the home farm on the south side of County N. Russ went on to become a barber and purchased a small shop in Dorchester, Wis. In 1979, Lester had developed emphysema and could no longer farm. That is when life changed forever for the Russ Bauman family as we decided to purchase the farm and continue the dairying tradition. The farm consisted of 160 acres and the barn held 38 stanchions and had two silos. Our first big remodeling project was in 1981. We built on a small section to the barn to add a few tie-stalls so we have a total of 43 stanchions and tie-stalls. We put in a manure pit and added pens to house more heifers at this time. In 1986 we added a silo for high moisture corn. In 2003 we built a heifer shed because we had run out of room for all our replacements in the barn. Then in 2009 we put up a coverall to store hay. In 1988, we purchased a registered heifer calf, Milkyhill Crystals Glory, from Ed Mielke, Jr. She was sired by Milkyhill Crystals Jewel. When she calved with a heifer in 1990, we picked Rusty-Rose as our prefix. Almost 25% of our herd are descendents of Glory. We have purchased a few more registered cows or heifers since but most of the herd is descended from the original herd purchased from Russ’ dad. About eight years ago, we decided to start identifying our grades. Russ’ mom had kept such good records that I could trace most cow families back eight or nine generations so the entire herd is either 99% or 100%RHA. Our rolling herd average is 24,237 3.7 890 3.0 731. We use Select Sires exclusively and have had many wonderful daughters from sires such as Blackstar, Emory, Forbidden, OMan, Zenith, Blitz and BWMarshall and we have especially enjoyed milking many daughters of MrSam. We currently have some hard working Sanchez, Million, Sana, Socrates, and Damion daughters milking and are looking forward to our Shot, Guthrie, Dempsey, and Braxton heifers coming in to the herd. Twice a year, Perry Phend mates the cows through Select Mating Service. We strive for cows that have good legs and feet and udders that hold up well. Quite a few of our animals have been sold for dairy replacements and we always hope that they do well for their new owners. We have three grown children, Jen, Scott and Melissa, that have pursued careers away from the farm. It probably won’t be too long before we will be looking at retirement to spend more time with our seven grandchildren. Thank you very much to the Marathon County Holstein Breeders for helping to sponsor this ad. Hope everyone enjoyed themselves at the state convention in our county this year.

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

JZM Complete Milking Herd Dispersal Thursday, April 11, 2013 ~ 11:00 AM ~ Lime Springs, Iowa ~ 120 Head Sell ~

Da-So-Burn Mich Delite-ET EX-90 EEVEE@4-07 3-01 2X 365 40,240 3.7 1439 3.0 1193

New-Star Shot Bam Bam-ET EX-91 EEEEE 3-06 2X 340 22,640 3.5 782 2.9 649

Delite sells due in June along with two 2 fancy Gold Sun yearlings. Her dam is a VG-86 Goodluck, the grandam is a VG-88 Blitz that extends back to multiple EX dams from the EX-92 Debbie Jo’s.

Seeing is believing. Sired by Shottle, Bam-Bam sells due in the Summer to Supersire. Her dam is EX-90 and then back to back VG-88 dams. Bam-Bam promises to score higher.

JZM Zenith Pala 372 VG-86 VV+VV

Da-So-Burn Dest Enchant-Red GP-83@2-02

Pala sells bred to Shan. Her dam is a VG-88 Outside with over 35,000 and the grandam is an EX-90 Convince with 45,000 of milk. Also selling is her yearling by Cupid that is due in August.

Enchant’s dam is a VG-86 September Storm with records to 40,000. The grandam is an EX-90 Marshall with 43,000 of milk. The next dam is the EX-91 Emerald and then EX-94 Hillary. Enchant sells bred to a Polled Observer son.

1-10 2X 297 20,660 3.9 811 3.2 655 Inc

2-00 2X 138 11,970 3.8 459 3.1 369 Inc

JZM Holsteins

James Martin Family 6413 Quail Ave. Lime Springs, Iowa 52155 563-547-3651 • 641-220-4273 (Cell)

2564 Pole Line Road • Ridgeway, IA 52165 Home 563.387.0035 • Cell 563.380.1318 • Fax 563.387.0046 Midwest Holsteins, Spring 2013 - 51

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Webb-Vue Goldwyn Beth-ET EX-91 EX-MS DOM GTPI +2097 PTA +542M +40F +23P +501NM +3.4PL +3.26T +2.86UDC +2.48FLC 2-10 2x 365 28,421 4.2 1204 3.2 918 4-04 3x 365 39,480 4.5 1782 3.3 1293 • 2 sons at Accelerated Genetics • Flushed to Jeeves, McCutchen, Shamrock, Epic, Super Large, Numero Uno, Mayfield & Earnhardt-P Dam: Webb-Vue Marshall Bryana-ET EX-90 GMD DOM 6-05 3x 362 38,600 3.5 1345 2.8 1090 Lifetime: 2229 204,120 3.7 7587 2.8 6000 2nd Dam: Co-Op Eddie Sasha-ET VG-85 5-04 3x 365 34,210 3.8 1308 3.2 1110 Lifetime: 2500 216,740 3.8 8149 3.1 6751 Next 5 dams VG or EX

Two Opportunities from Beth -

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

Gold Beth Partners

Dave Rose, Al & Josh Silverthorn, Eric, Brandy & Chuck Westphal W6301 West Byron Rd., Brownsville, WI 53006 920-210-5337 Eric cell •

6/12 Shamrock, GTPI +2257

7/12 Shamrock, GTPI +2350

These heifers are from 8 generations VG or EX dams from the deep-pedigreed Webb-Vue Marshall Bryana family. We believe they offer a great opportunity for the new owners!

Selling in the Purple Ribbon Classic, March 23 1st Choice of 3 Headliner heifers due in April 2013 ~ Sired by Seagull-Bay Headliner-ET ~ Expected PTA of +2178TPI +2.49T +627NM$


Co-op Ramos Indigo-ET EX-91 2-02 2x 305 26,210 3.5 909 2.9 757 365 31,837 3.4 1094 2.9 922 3-10 3x 283 32,126 3.2 1158 3.0 877 inc. GTPI +1909 $504NM +4.6PL +720M +1.69T +.99FLC +2.3DPR - Indigo has a full brother at Genex: Co-op Ramos Iceman-ET 2nd Dam: Regancrest Shot Iola Cri-ET GP-83 at 3-06 3rd Dam: Regancrest Ito Isa VG-86 at 2-09 GMD 5th Dam: Snow-N Denises Dellia EX-95 2E GMD DOM

Ralph & Sharon Bredl & Martine Bredl-Lueck C1965 Riviera Drive, Stratford, WI 54484 Office: 715-687-4236 Barn: 715-687-4826 Fax: 715-687-4011 E-Mail: 54 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2013

Remedy Sells in the Iowa Spring Sale!

Goldenpath-AT Damion Remedy VG-87 EVVVV @ 3-07 3-00 2X 365 24,390 3.7 897 3.3 810

Her Dam: Miss JD Astro Reba-ET EX-92 EEEVE 2E 5-09 2X 305 34,890 3.8 1333 3.1 1062 Gr’dam: Ireton Milan Ripple EX-94 EEEEE @ 7-04 6-05 2X 303 24,310 4.6 1128 3.1 752 Remedy was purchased in the Premier Genetics Sale because we are huge fans of her dam and sire. Today she has developed very nicely and has never looked better. It is hard to sell a good young cow when they are at the top of their game; but we respectfully support our state sale.

Please don’t miss this one, she is sure to please!!! BAA 109.7%

1/13 RHA 26,057M 978F 811P

Courtlane Holsteins 2615 Pole Line Road • Ridgeway, IA 52165 Barn: 563-382-5594 • Shane: 563-382-2708

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2nd-Look Durhm Juba 3433-ET EX-95 GMD 7-04 365 47,400 3.7 1734 3.0 1408 Over 240,000 lifetime to date All-Wisconsin 125,000 lb. Cow 2008 Juba has six Excellent daughters to date by Allen, Shottle, Toystory, Linjet, Mich and Outside. She also has her first proven son in active A.I., Wilstar Mich Just Right at International Protein Sires. She truly has done it all. There are two opportunities to add a piece of her to your herd on April 8 at the Wisconsin Showcase Sale in Fond du Lac.

Wilstar Mich 2312-ET EX-90 EX-MS

She Sells!

3-03 3x 365 43,780 4.1 1785 3.2 1381 2312 is Juba’s newest EX daughter as well as a full sister to Just Right and she can be yours on April 8. She is making a bigger record this lactation calving in July and still milking 126 pounds/day. She is pregant and due in September with an Atwood heifer calf. She has a GP-84 Laurin that made 30,300M and 1113F as a Junior 2 and due any day with second calf. She also has a just fresh Sanchez that looks very promising.

Another opportunity also selling April 8 Wilstar Sanchez Juliann VG-86 2-02 2x 319 24,260 3.2 768 2.8 681 Juliann is fresh again in December and is milking over 110 pounds/day. She has an amazing udder and will be re-scored before the sale. Could she be Juba’s 7th EX daughter? - owned with Wilstar Holsteins

We felt compelled to offer our best to the Wisconsin Showcase Sale and hope you can make it to the Great Northern on April 8 for an exciting day!

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

Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mitch Breunig

8667 Cty. Hwy. V, Sauk City, WI 53583 608.643.6818 • e-mail: BAA: 106.2% - Top 10 in the nation for 201-300 cows RHA: 429 cows 32,651 3.92 1281 3.02 987

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Join us for a WHA Barn Meeting Thursday, March 28 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. We invite you to visit our herd to see these Elegance family members and their offspring that are impacting the herd.

Krull Dundee Ellory-ET EX-94 5-07 2x 365 39,670 3.8 1513 3.0 1207 Junior All-American 5 Year Old 2011 1st 5 Year Old, Senior & Grand Champion, Grand Natl. Jr. Show 2011 1st 5 Year Old, H.M. Senior Champion, Intl. Jr. Holstein Show 2011

Her Daughters: • Talent Express VG-88, owned by Aaron & Nicole Breunig • Jasper Eventful VG-87 • Other daughters by Fever & Goldwyn Dundee x Skychief Easter EX-90 x Elegance EX-96 3E GMD DOM

Krull Goldwyn Entrust-ET EX-92 4-11 2x 305 27,757 3.65 1014 2.95 819 ~ bred to Acme Her Daughter: • Jasper Easily VG-86, owned by Elizabeth Sarbacker

Entrust completes 9 generations of homebred EX Elegances Goldwyn x Throne Eugenia EX-92 x Durham Everything EX-91 2E x Elegant Rose EX-93 2E x Elegance EX-96 3E GMD DOM

Krull Shot Enough-ET EX-91 2E EVEEE 4-09 2x 365 34,790 3.8 1325 2.8 982 Her Daughters: • Baxter Elusive-ET VG-88 • Eatin Colby Cheese VG-86 • Sanchez Eponine-ET VG-87 • Sanchez Eminem-ET GP-83 • other offspring by Fremont & Guthrie

Enough completes 9 generations of homebred EX Elegances Shottle x Throne Eugenia EX-92 x Durham Everything EX-91 2E x Elegant Rose EX-93 2E x Elegance EX-96 3E GMD DOM

Cindy, Cassy, Bryce & Carley Krull W7175 Mansfield Rd., Lake Mills, WI 53551 Ph: 920-988-9426 • Fax: 920-648-3720

RHA: 52 cows 24,803 3.8 939 3.1 729 BAA: 111.6% 19 PBR Awards Check out our new website at MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2013 - 63

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Dorit a

4-02 365 26,754 4.2 1214 3.4 917 Her recently fresh fancy 2-year-old, Atwood “Deluxe”, backed by six generations of EX is catching eyes and could be yours at the Wisconsin Showcase Sale on April 8.

Atwood x EX-92 2E Dundee x EX-90 3E Kite Doublerose x EX-91 3E GMD Mandingo Rose & 3 more EX dams!

Walk-Era Dusk


She turned heads in the 2012 Purple Ribbon Sale, capturing the final bid of Eric Richardson, WI. A fancy 9/12 Alexander from this family with purple ribbon potential is selling in the 2013 Purple Ribbon on March 23! Alexander x September Storm Reyes VG-85 2Y x Kite Rae VG-86 x Rubens Raquel 2E-93 x Renita Ranger 2E-94

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

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Wilstar Lion K 7409-ET VG-86 2Y 2-00 284 24,502 3.7 908 3.0 735 inc. ~ due in September to 54HO552 Barbwire-Red ~ exhibited by Kayli & Kalista Hodorff

To the Purple Ribbon Classic: 2nd-Look Goldsun 8472 From the “C” family - 12 generations VG or EX & counting Goldsun 8472’s dam is a VG-85 Mac 2 year old; 2nd dam is VG-88 Mr Sam Chloe with 34,000M at 4 years; 3rd dam is VG-85 Fred Class (pictured here) with 180,000 lifetime; 4th dam 2E-90 Jed Clarissa with 37,000M. This family traces back to Wenron Nancy, VG in the 1960s.

Also watch for 2nd-Look Avalanche 8299-Red at the Badger Invitational. Consigned by Kayli, Kalista & Kaianne Hodorff 2nd-Look Fred Class 3522-ET VG-85 1346F 3rd dam of consignment to Purple Ribbon Classic

Doug, Linda, Corey & Tammy Hodorff N3832 Hwy. W, Eden, WI 53019 Farm phone (920) 477-6800 • Farm fax (920) 477-2520 • E-mail: MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2013 - 65

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. . . She’s from INDIANA, and let me tell ya, she’s IMPRESSIVE! Sky-M Shocking Impressive born 12-6-11 Sire: Ms Atlees Sht Aftershock-ET Dam: Briccows Goldwyn Indiana VG-88 3-04 2x 365 33,030 4.2 1391 3.3 1087

Indiana is one of four great young full sisters. Their dam is my foundation cow Briccows Independence EX-92 3E. Next 6 dams are EX.

Impressive sells on March 22 in the Quest for Success. We’re less than 10 minutes from Bella-View come and check out the udder family members!

lovely udder? red & white? famous family? great opportunity?

Riley Bricco N3103 Wegner Rd., Marion, WI 54950 715-460-4508

ABSOLUTELY! Derrwyn Paradox Mary-Red-ET EX-91 2E (91-MS) 4-10 2x 365 31,660 4.9 1542 3.1 975 Lifetime: 156,474 4.6 7274 3.2 4966 Junior All-American R&W 4 Year Old 2007 Reserve Junior All-American R&W 5 Year Old 2008 By Paradox-Red from a 2E-94 Factor with 36,900 4.2 1560 & 152,000 lifetime. Next 6 dams are VG or EX. Mary is one of our five EX sisters including Derrwyn Miss Special-ET, 2E-94, 3x All-American R&W in milking form. Mary has 2 sons in A.I. and already has 2 EX daughters: • Goldfawn Hol Mirage-Red-ET EX-91 (by Advent) 3-04 2x 365 30,140 5.4 1614 3.3 980 Junior All-American R&W Senior 3 Year Old 2010 • Goldfawn-Hol Midge-Red-ET EX-91 2E (by Rampage) 4-11 2x 316 34,450 4.4 1511 3.0 1035

Selling April 8 in Fond du Lac at the Wisconsin Showcase Sale -

Briccows AB Marykay-Red-ET Pete, Brenda, Brent & Riley Bricco N3103 Wegner Road, Marion, WI 54950 • (715) 754-2709 • (715) 460-4208 cell e-mail: - We are an rBST-free herd -

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At the Top OPSAL OMAN FANTASY EX-93 2E EX-94MS 4-05 365 48,764 3.6 1755 3.2 1558 Lifetime over 150,000 in 2 lactations GTPI +1963 ~ Fresh 12-5-12 with 155 lbs. on Jan. test • Oman x EX-92 Morty x EX Winchester x EX Ethan (dam of Finley) x EX-92 Bellman • Dam of Opsal Planet Fame VG-86 EX-MS, #1 PTA milk & protein cow of the breed! • Multiple sons to A.I. & embryos exported

Daughter by Niagra fresh 1-14-13 sells at the Wisconsin Showcase Sale

OPSAL OMAN FROST-ET EX-93 2E EX-94MS 6-07 365 46,176 3.7 1719 3.3 1514 GTPI +1843 • Oman x VG-89 Convincer x EX Ethan (dam of Finley) x EX-92 Bellman • Embryos exported to Italy, Japan, Holland, Germany & China • Daughters: - Opsal GoldChip Freespirit-ET GTPI +2147 - Opsal Laurin Frolic VG-88 EX-MS 3-07 315 29,051 4.0 1171 3.2 920 inc. dam of a fancy *PO Mitey-P daughter

Oman is perhaps the most influential sire in the history of Holstein genetics. He has over 94,000 daughters in his production proof and over 30,000 classified daughters. There are three 93-point cows AT THE TOP of his list of classified daughters - Fantasy and Frost, both homebred and developed here at Opsal’s Ridge, are two of the three!


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WISCONSIN MADISON Dairy Science Student Profile Name: Christine McFarland Hometown: Watertown, WI High School: Watertown High School Class Size: 325 Farm: McFarlandale Dairy Major: Dairy Science and Life Sciences Communications Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? I chose to attend UW-Madison for several reasons. First and foremost, I believe UW-Madison is a very prestigious school and has one of the strongest dairy science departments in the country. I really enjoy the camaraderie and pride of being a Wisconsin Badger. In addition, I was very impressed with the quality of professors, industry professionals and cutting-edge research that the university has to offer. There are so many opportunities for students to get involved in the lab or on the dairy cattle center located in the heart of campus. After touring UW-Madison and the department of dairy science I knew that it was the school for me. What has been your most memorable college experience? My favorite college memory has to be attending Badger football games. There is something magical about Madison on game day. I love seeing all the friendly Wisconsin fans, tailgating, and watching the Badgers dominate on the field! What has been your favorite course? My favorite dairy science course has been dairy herd management. I really enjoyed the class because it was so practical and I could take the information home and talk about it with my parents. The course consisted of roughly two week segments on various topics taught by industry professionals. A few of the segments included dairy records management, milk quality, calf and heifer management, dairy nutrition, and reproduction management. What are your future career goals? I will be graduating from in May 2013. I am actively searching for a dairy sales position involving feed or pharmaceuticals. I want to travel around Wisconsin, consulting with dairy farmers to help improve their farm in one aspect or another. I really want to stay in Wisconsin, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dairyland and stay involved in an industry that I hold dear to my heart.

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This cow family does not miss! Indianhead Trinity EX-93 3-03 3x 365 31,480 4.3 1351 3.1 Sire: Braedale Goldwyn Dam: Indianhead Trilogy EX-94 4-09 3x 365 42,620 4.0 1663 3.0 HM All-American 4 Year Old 2004 2nd Dam: Indianhead Milan Tina EX-92 3E 8-11 3x 365 36,340 4.2 1538 3.4 3rd Dam: C Alanvale Inspiration Tina EX-95 GMD DOM 6-00 2x 365 36,010 5.1 1829 3.3 Res. All-American Aged Cow ‘95 & ‘96

Trinity’s first two daughters are already EX as young cows in our herd. She has more daughters coming by Lauren, Shamrock and Sanchez.

Indianhead Tira EX-91 3-04 3x 365 29,010 3.6 1033 2.8 Sire: Ladinodale Part Talent Dam: Indianhead Trophy EX-93 3-10 3x 365 42,010 4.7 1958 3.0 2009 4 Year Old WI record for fat 2nd Dam: Indianhead Treasure EX-90 3-00 3x 345 30,400 4.9 1496 3.1 3rd Dam: C Alanvale Inspiration Tina EX-95 GMD DOM 6-00 2x 365 36,010 5.1 1829 3.3 Res. All-American Aged Cow ‘95 & ‘96

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Tira is making another big record and has daughters coming by Windbrook and Guthrie.

ATTENTION! To the Badger Invitational: An EPIC heifer from the Lead Mae’s! Dam is EX-94 Gold Mae, then EX-93 Sky Mae & EX-95 Lead Mae. What an investment opportunity!

BAA: 112.1% RHA: 81 cows 29,555 3.79 1121 3.13 Herdsmen: Mike Mertins & Craig Ross

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

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Ziems-LKH Outside Ms Mudd EX-94 3E

Ziems-EF Dundee Ebony EX-91

9-08 125 24,017 5.0 1212 inc.

Reserve All-New York Senior 2 Year Old 2011

Dam: East-Cupcake Muddy Water EX-95 4E, 4x All-New York winner

Dam: Budjon-JK Gibson Enchant EX-91 2nd Dam: Krull Broker Elegance EX-96 3E

Ms Muddâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter, Damion Muddy, just went EX-90. Ms Mudd has two pregnancies by Atwood and will be flushed again. Owned with Barb Ziemba & Hurtgenlea.

Ebony calved in November and is a 4-Year-Old ready for spring. She will be flushed to Atwood for December calves. Owned with Barb Ziemba.

Windsor-Manor Ruby EX-91

St. Jacob Sanchez Hava

Ziems Dusk Lila

3-07 365 32,662 3.6 1192 Res. Grand Champion, NY State Fair R&W Show 2001

3rd Winter Yearling, District 6 2012

Nom. Junior All-American Fall Calf 2012 4th Fall Calf, Intl. Junior Show 2012

Dam: Windsor-Manor Rubn Ruby 3E-94

Dam: Dubeau Dundee Hezbollah EX-92, All-American 2 Year Old 2009 Res. All-American 4 Year Old 2011

By Duece, Ruby is fresh again and will show as a 5-Year-Old this year. We are currently flushing her to Armani. Owned with Barb Ziemba.

Hava is now 62 1/2 inches and due in early March with a Braxton heifer. Owned by T & L Ziemba, Barb Ziemba and K & B Ziemba.

Dam: Ziems Advent Lodi VG-88 2nd Dam: Ziems Stardust Lotus 4E-94 10th 125,000 lb. cow, WDE 2004 Owned with Renee Pierick.

Our cattle are housed at Hurtgenlea Holsteins, N6650 Hodunk Rd., Elkhorn, WI 53121. We are located 5 miles from the Elkhorn fairgrounds. For more information, visit our website

Tim & Leah Ziemba N7465 Meadow Lark Dr. Elkhorn, WI 53121 315-730-3312 |

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Pineylawn Holsteins Complete Dispersal Ed & Kathy Montsma Friday, April 5 • 11:00 a.m. • Fond du Lac, WI

Making High Numbered Offspring... and looking good doing it! She Sells!

Pineylawn Jasper Bethany EX-90 EX-MS 2-00 2x 365 25,920 3.6 941 2.9 762 Bethany is due in September to Atwood. This beautiful 4 year old for 2013 is from a VG-87 Morty and a VG Leduc. She sells with her awesome July 2012 Palermo calf.

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GTPI +2083 +551NM +4.1PL 1-10 2x 66 5,494 3.5 175 3.0 150 inc. Man-O-Man x Langs-Twin-B Mac Candle-ET VG-85 2Y, from the Juror Faith family ~ Son at Accelerated Genetics: Level-Plain Cotty-ET +2368 GTPI +991M +55F +40P +6.4PL 2.53SCS +2.2DPR +2.69T +2.73UDC +1.74FLC

Several Daughters Sell this Spring!

Pineylawn Sanchez Ginny A May Junior 2 year old, Ginny is due in May to Goldsun. This is the Pineylawn kind of well-grown, deep ribbed heifers. They are clean, straight and fancy. • The sale will include 5 consignments from Mystic Kreek Farms, including 3 show age RED Advent calves with 5 EXCELLENT dams. • Popular sires, big framey cows and a sensational set of heifers. More photos at Catalogs will be online at Sale staff: Bill Stade, 608-585-2431 Mike Stade, 920-253-8297 Jim Hoskens, 920-366-7153 Chad Ryan, 920-960-1449 Jake Vande Zande, 920-219-0650

Sale Manager:

Level-Plain Ecoyne Cola-ET born 9/9/12

GTPI +2385

#2 NM Ecoyne at +867NM

Ecoyne daughters also sell in the WI Showcase Sale & the Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale. Three high number offerings from this great young cow!

Level Plain Holsteins Keith & Nicole Nettekoven

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Hilltop-LLC Leader 3272

EX-91 EX-MS at 5Y

EX-90 EX-MS at 5Y

Hilltop-LLC Lou 3578 EX-91 EX-MS at 5Y

4-00 3x 363 34,500 3.9 1225 3.1 1127 inc. Lft to date: 110,000

5-00 3x 291 36,080 2.8 960 3.0 1046 inc. Lft to date: 107,490 2.9 3153 2.8 3115

4-04 3x 250 28,400 4.1 1200 3.1 912 inc.

She has two daughters: a Bolton scored GP-84 at 2Y currently milking 70 lbs./day and bred to Planet and an Emphasis due soon to Windbrook. 3273 is bred to Braxton.

She has four daughters: a VG-85 Dolman making 33,000 as a 3 year old and bred to Seaver; a GP-83 Bolton making 26,000 as a 2 year old; a Marvelous due in March; and a Jordan yearling. 3272 is bred to Guthrie.

She has 2 daughters: a Shottle with 32,720 in 318 days as a 2 year old and bred to Goldsun, and a Sanchez due in June to Seaver. We are currently flushing 3578.

Hilltop-LLC Mailing 3047

Hilltop-LLC Toystory 3668

Hilltop-LLC Talent 3050

EX-90 EX-MS at 6Y

EX-90 EX-MS at 4Y

EX-91 EX-MS at 6Y

5-11 3x 280 39,280 3.7 1233 3.1 1124 inc. Lft to date: 140,800 3.7 4602 3.0 4097

4-01 3x 26,370 3.7 958 3.1 835 inc.

6-01 3x 254 30,900 3.5 1179 3.3 1060 Lft to date: 151,860

She has a Bolivia daughter working on her She has 2 daughters: an FBI with 24,000 as She has a GP-82 Bolivia making a good 2 year first lactation. 3047 is bred to Windbrook. a 2 year old and scored GP-81, and a Pronto old record and a VG-85 Buckeye. heifer.

We classified for the first time in September 2008. To date, we have been fortunate to have bred 28 Excellent cows. Last week’s classification was a very good day at Hilltop... over 85 new Very Good cows and two new Excellents: Hilltop-LLC Buckeye 3582 EX-90 and Hilltop-LLC Mr Sam 3565 EX-90. Managers: Rich, Cal & Loren Greenfield  |  920-296-9289 Herdsman: Kevin Greenfield  |  920-296-9292 N309 County Trk. Q, Markesan, WI 53946 RHA: 1033 cows 29,878 3.52 1051 3.14 939 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2013 - 85

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REGANCREST -ET VG-88 GMD DOM 2-02 2x 365d 31,960 3.6 1164 3.0 966 Dam of Bradnick and former #1 Type Cow of Breed â&#x20AC;˘ Breya is due back this summer. Selling in the St. Jacobs Celebration Sale | March 16 REGANCREST-GV BREYTA-ET *RC Destry x Breya | Born: 6/04/2012 | PTAT +3.97T


WINDSOR-MANOR Z-ET EX-93 2E GMD DOM 5-10 2x 365d 40930 3.8 1539 3.2 1296 Dam: Windsor-Manor Rud Zip EX-95 4E GMD DOM Selling in the Canadian National Convention Sale | April 10 Regan-BH-ALH NU Day-ET | Born: 8/02/2012 GTPI+2242 +690M +67F +28P +3.60T


REGANCREST GOLD -ET VG-87 | GTPI+1988 2-04 2x 153d 11,983 3.7 445 3.3 401 inc. Dam: Regancrest Belara-ET EX-94 2E DOM Selling in the Canadian National Convention Sale | April 10 REGANCREST RBST BLOSSOM-ET Robust x Boldness | Born: 3/20/12 GTPI+2269 +1254M +88F +41P +658NM$ +3.8PL +3.21T


REGANCREST-BH -ET VG-87 DOM | GTPI+1991 2-03 2x 365d 31550 3.7 1175 3.4 1064 Dam: Regancrest-BH TS Delite EX-90 DOM x Z Delight EX-93 2E GMD DOM Selling in the Parade of Perfection Sale | March 2 Regancrest Mogul Diana-ET | Born: 10/02/12 GTPI+2331 +1504M +68F +45P +743NM$ +2.90T Selling in the Quest for Success Sale | March 22 Regancrest Mogul Dancer-ET | Born: 10/06/12 GTPI+2366 +670M +72F +33P +684NM$ +4.15T #1 Mogul for TYPE

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Classification Updates from Sugar Creek



EX-90 EX-MS at 6Y

EX-90 EX-91MS at 3Y

4-10 3x 348 40,770 4.6 1890 3.1 1271 Lifetime to date: 110,630 4.6 5132 3.1 3426

1-11 3x 305 30,420 4.5 3.1 985 Fresh in December at 2-11 +1950 CTPI

Her dam VG-88 VG-MS by Storm with 33,500 4.0 1340 2.9 961 & 110,000 lifetime. Next dam EX-90 EX-MS with 121,350 lifetime. Her daughter by Bolton is pictured on the right and she has a 12/12 Armitage heifer that looks good. Michelle is fresh in December and milking 115 lbs. on her first test.

Her dam Dundee Michelle is pictured on the left, EX-90 EX-MS with 40,770 & 1890. Bolton 3859 and Dundee Michelle will both be flushed. She was fresh in December and had 121 lbs. on her first test. 3859 is 63 inches tall - watch for her at this year’s shows as as Senior 3 Year Old!



EX-90 EX-MS at 5Y

3-00 3x 317 31,690 4.0 1263 3.0 956 4-00 3x 295 39,950 4.1 1628 3.0 1208 5-00 3x 85 10,770 3.9 466 2.9 317 inc. Lifetime to date: 112,450 3.9 4472 3.0 3349 From our “M” family and by Jose, her dam is Mary 2E-90 with 219,530 lifetime. Next dam is Aaron Mary 3E-91 EX-MS GMD with 250,140 lifetime. Her Shottle daughter is pictured to the right. 3226 had 154 lbs. on her last test.

VG-86 VG-MS at 3Y

2-01 3x 303 27,960 3.7 1039 3.0 800 3-01 3x 67 7,600 3.7F 3.0P inc. +1938 GTPI Sired by Shottle and from the Jose pictured at left, this newest VG member of the “M” family is developing nicely and we are excited about her future. Whisper is milking 115 lbs./day and has an AltaIota yearling.

Selling at the Green|Rock Dual County Sale: Sugar-C Kool 4634 born 9/15/12 +1962 GTPI Check out this tall, dairy fall calf sired by AltaKool. Dam is GP-83 Beyercrest Judd with 31,040 1347 1067 at 1-10 and milking 109 lbs./day with 4.3F 3.5P on second lactation. 2nd dam GP 2Y Buckeye with 29,430 3.9 1141 3.2 933

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

We are 10 minutes from the Parade of Perfection sale visitors welcome!

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Join Us! The 6th Annual WHA Young Adult Milwaukee Brewer Outing Sunday, May 5, 2013 • 1:10 p.m. • Brewers vs. Cardinals Join Wisconsin Holstein’s young adults ages 22-45 for a day at the ball game! For $35, guests get a ticket, a bus ride to the game, and great camaraderie with fellow young Holstein enthusiasts! Attendees are invited to bring a dish to pass and must provide their own beverages. One bus will leave from the Oshkosh & Fond du Lac areas and a second will travel the western side of the state with pick-ups in Tomah & Madison. Sign up for this fun annual trip soon - tickets go fast and we only have a limited number available! Give Laura a call at 608-723-4933 or e-mail to reserve your spot today!

B REEDER B USINESS C ARDS KRANZDALE SALES, INC. Dairy Cattle Buyer & Broker • Auctions & Appraisals

DALE & JOEY KRANZ Want to have a sale? Call us! N3931 O’Connor Rd. • Columbus, WI 53925 Ph: 920-623-2246 • Cell: 920-960-2566 • Fax: 920-623-0435 e-mail: WI Registered Auctioneer #1008-52 Animal Dealer License #124006-AD

Rickert Bros. LLC Home of Rickland Holsteins

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

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

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

Stop in anytime for a second look!

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

Craig Krohlow aAa“ Approved Animal Analysis Associate W4203 Shady Rd. Black Creek, WI 54106

Phone: 920-833-7507 Mobile: 920-639-5388

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Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder Roundtable This year marks the 25th anniversary of the National Distinguished Young Breeder award. Wisconsin has been honored to have had six young breeders honored at the national level. We took this opportunity to ask them to reflect on their award and how things have changed since they won their award. The following is part two of our roundtable featuring the first three winners from Wisconsin. Thank you to all who participated in the roundtable. 1. Please tell us about yourself and your current operation Elmo Wendorf Jr., 1991 winner: I was the first one to win this award from Wisconsin in 1991. At that time I was in a partnership with my brother Niles with Crescentmead Farms at Ixonia, Wis. We developed Crescentmead Farms from a small herd of commercial cattle to one of Wisconsin’s better known herds of registered cattle. My father worked on our present day farm as a hired hand starting during World War II for a gentleman who owned 19 grade cows. Eventually my father purchased the farm in 1968. Niles purchased the farm’s first registered Elmo Wendorf Jr. animal in 1961. He purchased a cow for me in 1964 when I was twelve years old and as they say, the rest is history. We bred or developed over 300 head that scored Excellent and have had over 50 head that have been nominated for either Junior AllAmerican or All-American over the years. On May 24, 2008 we had a very successful dispersal that averaged over $6100. My nephew Todd, Niles’s oldest son, took over the barn with his wife Christa and they started a herd of their own and continue to use the Crescentmead prefix. My nephew Troy and his wife Sarah rent the land and started a grain farming operation. They have also invested in Red & White dairy cattle. This year their oldest son Grady had two Junior All-American Red & White nominations. I continue to own cattle with Niles and both of his sons. Presently, I have a 15th generation Excellent Goldwyn daughter, a 12th generation Excellent Shottle daughter, and an 11th generation Excellent red Talent. All of them have been flushed during their lifetimes. I presently work for Koepke Family Farm just three miles from home and do part-time milking, plus I am marketing the Koepke Family Farm cheese with the label “LaBelle” throughout the greater Milwaukee and Madison areas. We have plans for this summer to expand our farmer’s market involvement and hopefully enter the Chicago market. Gary & Rose Boyke, 1993 winners: Rose and I have been married for 36 years and have four children and five grandchildren. Katie is married to Grant Grinstead and has three children. Katie manages our calf operation and takes care of our financial and record keeping. Grant manages Northern Bio Gas, a methane digester company. Angie, married to Ryan Matthias, has two children. She and Rose & Gary Boyke Ryan are both employed at Aurora Hospital in Oshkosh. Tiffany is engaged to be married to Nick Venne in August. She manages Dutch’s Sports Store in Fond du Lac. JR, also engaged, will marry Samantha Schmidt in November. He manages the cow end, as well as the mechanical part of our operation. I manage the cropping and business end and Rose (better known as the “lawn nazi”) takes care of all lawn and landscaping to keep the farm in tour ready condition as much as possible. Scott Pralle & Pam SelzPralle, 2000 winners: Along with our children Ryan 19, Jessica 17 and Nicole 15, we milk 450 cows in Clark County producing 95 pounds/day. 99.9% of the herd is 100% RHA. Typical Holstein enthusiasts, we are very active in our county and district Holstein Activities Jessica, Pam, Ryan, Scott & Nicole Pralle including Junior Holstein advisors and Scott has been chairman of the Central WI Summer Event 20–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2013

sale for the past eight years. Pam has been on serveral Agri-business boards of directors and on several Corporate and political Ag. Advisory groups. 2. How has your operation changed since you won the award? Wendorf: Todd and Christa now milk on the home farm and they no longer milk on two farms like we did before the sale. Presently, they milk between 40-45 cows. Troy is renting all of Niles and my farms plus he has purchased more acres, and they rent several hundred more acres to raise corn, wheat and soybeans. Boyke: Our land base has gone from 150 acres owned and 100 acres rented to 1900 owned and 1000 rented. We also operate two methane digesters that produce 800 kilowatts of electricity per hour. In 1991, we milked 60 Registered Holsteins in partnership with my parents Virginia and Clarence. Genetics and merchandizing played a huge role in the bottom line of the farm. Embryo transfer was a weekly occurence and selling embryos and bulls into AI were top priorities. Milk proceeds and merchandizing was a 50/50 split. Most of the farm’s labor was family working 12 to 14 hours per day. Today, we milk 1300 cows 3x per day in a parlor that runs 24/7. In 1995, we expanded from 60 cows to 300. Then went to 500, 700, 900 and today 1500 total. We employ 27 dedicated employees who work hard to ensure the success of the dairy. My parents have both passed away. Rose and I now have much more time for other activities, spending time with grandkids being the favorite. Katie and JR play a large role in management of the farm. The difference today is that milk is about 95% of the dairy’s gross income. Pralle: We continue to be a larger herd that focuses on each individual cow. This past year, we installed the AI-24 heat detection and rumination tracking program to further intensify our desire to give close attention to cows, reduce repro drug costs, and make our labor more efficient. We continue to breed for a combination of production and type from udders that work and wear. Selling 100+ breeder bulls annually, we make sure we’re breeding the kinds of genetics our customers desire. Limited land base deters us from expanding the herd so we sell 20-40 cows for dairy annually. We also carefully incorporate other new management and genetics tools to enhance our profitability and cow care. 3. What programs offered by Holstein Association USA and the Wisconsin Holstein Association do you take advantage of? Wendorf: We still take advantage of all the major programs that the Association offers like pedigrees, classification and production testing. If you are going to be in the registered industry, you need to take advantage of the programs that are offered and that suit your operation best. We also take photos of our best individual animals to help promote the farm and cow families that we’re developing. With the state association, I am a Past President of the board of directors and have been very involved over the years. I have been on the Wall of Fame committee for a number of years. I still serve as President of the Waukesha County Holstein Board of Directors. And this past summer Todd with Christa and I hosted the county picnic at the farm. I have also attended the state picnic several times, plus most of the state conventions over the years. Boyke: We register every heifer calf with the Holstein Association. Classification is done three times per year. We show occasionally at local, district and state shows. The dairy contributes money toward trophy awards for various shows sponsored by the state association. We are all members of the state and national Holstein Associations. Pralle: We are on Holstein Complete, Tri-Star and use EASY ID. We find a cow’s pedigree is the most valuable product we receive from Holstein and use these for our local merchandizing of bulls and cows. Besides classifying, we attend numerous dairy shows, Holstein meetings and religiously read both organizations publications.  4. What activities are you involved in or have created to help promote the ag and dairy industries in your community? Wendorf: I have chaired the state convention for the Holstein Association several times, and was General Chairman for the National Convention in 2008. What I do best now is promoting Koepke Family Farm cheese three days a week in supermarkets in the Milwaukee and Madison areas and

have a lot of contact with consumers where I get asked questions every day about cows, feed, quality of milk and how well is it produced. It is very important to be able to educate the public on how good milk is for you and how well it is produced and what a great quality of cheese plus other dairy products are produced in Wisconsin. Boyke: I have spent eight years on our local County Board where I consistently try to represent the impact that agriculture has on the local economy. Rose served on the Fair Board for 10 years. Katie has since filled that position. They both work extremely hard to put on a fair that focuses on educating fairgoers about agriculture. They have started a new Ag Venture area which allows children to take part in numerous hands-on events. Katie is working on expanding that area for this year’s fair. In the past 5 years, the farm has donated $15,000.00 to promote ag activities at the fair. Katie has started the Vir-Clar Fall Festival opening the dairy to our urban neighbors. Horse drawn wagon rides, farm & digester tours, and numerous kid’s activities are all part of the two day event. It has proven to be an enjoyable event for those attending, as well as everyone at the farm. Profits made from the event are donated to local charities. Pralle: Within the dairy industry, we’ve been strong 4-H & FFA advocates. Youth who already have an interest in dairy and agriculture are easy to introduce to Registered Holsteins. We’ve offered state fair quality animals as 4-H dairy projects and have assisted county youth in purchasing and/or developing their registered program. Being a mentor to someone with an interest in agriculture is one of our proudest accomplishments and we count ourselves fortunate to have several of these continuing relationships. Each spring, we host “A Day on the Farm” with area fourth graders. They are divided into six "breed" groups and visit educational stations Meet Ms. Holstein, Cow Café, Cheeze Plez, Milk it!, Amazing Recycling (cow part uses), Baby Calves. After learning specific messages on family farms, animal care, natural vs organic, healthy choices, care for our environment, etc, students participate in a Farmer’s Olympics patterned after a farmer's typical day. Students love this fun filled activity. Next, students see where the cows “eat, sleep, and play” and then take a trip to the “office” where every youth gets a chance to strip milk and put an inflation on a teat. We end the day eating ice cream and teaching them the WI Milk song. As a JAC member, Ryan shared the Farmer’s Olympics event at last year's cow camp. Recently, Pam has started an “Adopt a Farm” project and will be working through the Wisconsin Women for Agriculture group to launch this pilot project to a larger level. She hopes this “connection” will make youngsters more appreciative of Ag, their food supply, and farmers as well as more responsible adults as they develop their own opinions. Our high school basketball team has connects with a Milwaukee inner city school and each year they travel to meet each other. On the OsseoFairchild rotation, the wide-eyed teenagers come to our farm where we give them many of the same messages we give to 4th graders. Most importantly, they get to feed calves, touch a cow, and develop a connection that leaves a lasting impression. 5. Did you have anyone who was a mentor or source of help when you got started farming? Wendorf: For me, my brother was my best mentor and I had the privilege of working with him every day while we farmed together, and I live next door to him today. For both of us, Allen Hetts, Merle Howard, Whitey Thompson and Frank Case were our major mentors while we were growing up. Allen was our 4-H dairy judging coach and his family took us under their wing and taught us everything he knew about showing and fitting cattle back in the early 1960’s and we both had a great opportunity to learn what was a good cow versus a great cow. Merle was a great guide on how to market cattle as was Whitey Thompson who hired Niles for several years to fit cattle at his sales that he managed. Finally, Frank Case was the herdsman for Kyland Farms which was three miles from our farm. We purchased our first bull mother in the Kyland Farms dispersal. This led us down a very successful path in placing bulls into AI over the next 40 years. Our Dad maybe was always our best mentor over all, he was not a believer in Registered cattle and everyday growing up and getting started in this business we had to prove to him that it was worth all our extra time to be in the business and he taught us not to spend more than what we could afford. Boyke: When I look back at my youth, I credit both of my parents for my interest in farming and Registered Holsteins. My Dad had a true love for

the registered cow. From the age of five, I started to feel that same love for registered cattle. My mother showed her interest and love for farming with her phenomenal work ethic. Working together alongside my dad, they provided the best possible care for all cattle on the farm. I would like to think that some of their qualities rubbed off on me and Rose. Rose’s view: Never being raised on a farm, becoming a part of Vir-Clar was a bit of an eye opening experience. Those 12 -14 hour days were not in my vocabulary. I will admit, I wasn’t sure I would survive. However, I had two of the best mentors who showed great patience (most of the time) in Virginia and Clarence. Their love for the registered cow and farm in general quickly rubbed off and I learned the great feeling of accomplishment after one of those long days. The bonus to all of this was raising our kids alongside great grandparents. I wouldn’t trade a minute of being able to raise our family on the farm. It has taught each of them to work hard, responsibility and respect. Best of all, our grandkids can’t wait to come to the farm! Pralle: Our parents were tremendous mentors for us. They still are! Collectively, we can’t underestimate the connections we made in the Holstein industry. We followed breeding programs through magazines, talked to farmers at Holstein events, and learned a lot from WI farm tours and when traveling to National Conventions we toured successful farms. Each of those experiences gave us a bigger perspective on dairying and we utilized ideas and management practices we learned from fellow breeders. The influence of talking to and observing successful people is an incredible motivator and valuable growth tool. 6. Do you have any advice for young people looking to enter the production agriculture field? Wendorf: There is no better field to work in since everyone needs to eat around the world and there will always be a demand for bright, talented young people who are willing to work hard. It may not always pay the best but you will have as many chances to achieve your personal goals as anywhere you may find work. Today it’s a very fast changing world so stay open minded and stay up to date with new technology. Also, take the time to visit your neighbor and see how he may do things and see what his cows look like. You will always find that when you do this some days you will feel good about what you are doing and other days you will see ways to make your business better. One last thought, there are no dumb questions when you are trying to learn about this industry accept the ones you don’t ask. Boyke: Our advice to young people thinking about a career in the ag field is that a dairy farm is an awesome place to raise a family. Yes, the days can be long and the work hard, but it can be profitable and provide opportunity for great personal growth. You will meet many wonderful people. We are very optimistic about the future of dairying. We feel it can be profitable, rewarding and provide opportunities if you have the drive and can look into the future. Pralle: Fill your “tool box” with key management tools to make you a better businessman and agriculturalist. In today’s market, you’ll need a business plan to cover your weaknesses and agressively engage in the areas you excel. We highly recommend young people create key relationships with mentors and cultivate network connections they can leverage for continuing business and personal growth. Consider working as an apprentice at a dairy where you can learn considerable people, cow, and business management. Never Stop Learning. Never Stop Asking Questions. Live your dream with passion.

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2013 WHA Barn Meetings The Wisconsin Holstein Association invites all members and area dairy farmers to the 2013 Barn Meetings. The focus of this year’s barn meetings is “Raising the bar of hoof care.” Karl Burgi will be the speaker at each barn meeting and will discuss the importance of early lameness detection, prompt lameness treatment and the best lameness prevention practices. Today, in some cases, hoof trimming can be one of the risk factors in the cause of lameness. Karl will show what the signs of good hoof trimming are and what should not be done. He will also discuss how correct functional trimming of springing heifers can improve the overall feet and leg score, first lactation production and lifetime performance. Four locations have agreed to be host farms for these barn meetings. The schedule for the barn meetings are: Wednesday, March 20 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Four Hands Holsteins - Amery (Polk County) Rick & Gwen Dado Family 821 75th St., Amery, WI 54001 • 715-268-5175 Directions: From I-94 West past Menomonie to US 63 north (Baldwin exit) to WI 46; WI 46 north to Amery (12 mi); at the 2nd stoplight in Amery turn east on County F to County J (2 mi), turn left off County J to 75th St (¼ mi); turn left on 75th St. to farm on right (1½ mi). From US 8 West past Turtle Lake: Take County D south (in Range) to County JJ (1 mi), continue south on County JJ to 90th Ave (3 mi), turn west on 90th Ave. to 75th St. (1½ mi), turn south on 75th St. to farm on left (3/4 mi). Thursday, March 21 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Synergy Dairy - Pulaski (Shawano County) Gary & Linda Olson and Jay & Heather Jauquet W2285 County Rd. S, Pulaksi, WI 54162 • 608-279-3222 Jay cell Directions: From Green Bay, take Hwy. 29 west to the second Pulaski exit, 242 Angelica Hwy 160/55. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left/west on Hwy 160. When you come to a stop sign (1/8 mile), Hwy. 160 turns into County S. Go straight at the stop sign onto County S and continue west for 1.5 miles to the farm. Wednesday, March 27 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sylvan-T Farms, Inc. - Richland Center (Richland County) John & Connie Turgasen and Mark & Rachel Turgasen 19811 County Hwy. EE, Richland Center, WI 53581 • 608-538-3149 Directions: The farm is 15 miles west on Hwy. 14 from Richland Center to County Hwy. EE. First farm on EE. Or 17 miles east on Hwy. 14 from Viroqua to County Hwy. EE, first farm on EE. Thursday, March 28 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Krull Farms - Lake Mills (Jefferson County) Cindy, Cassy, Bryce & Carley Krull W7175 Mansfield Rd., Lake Mills, WI 53551 • 920-988-9426 Directions: From I-94 take Hwy. 89 south through Lake Mills. 1½ miles south of Lake Mills take Mansfield Rd. east (left) and farm is first farm on the right. All barn meetings are open to any interested Holstein breeder. Any other breeders wanting to host similar barn meetings should call the Wisconsin Holstein Assocation at 1-800-223-4269 and we’ll work with you to set one up for your local breeders. For more information on the barn meetings please call the Wisconsin Holstein Association or the host farm.

Four Hands Holsteins - Rick & Gwen Dado Family

The first WHA Barn Meeting is hosted by Four Hands Holsteins in Amery. The farm was originally operated as Betzoldvale Farms, starting in 1976. Rick and Gwen Dado joined the operation in 2000 after careers in nutrition consulting and ag education. The farm became Four Hands Holsteins in 2007. Rick and Gwen along with their four children, Bethany, Ethan, Trent, and Meikah, currently run the farm with the help of Gwen’s mom, Thelma Betzold and the dairy’s nine full-time employees. Registered Holsteins have been a part of the farm since its beginning back in Minnesota with Gwen’s dad 4-H projects. The Four Hands herd is comprised of 510 Registered Holsteins with about 430 milking at a given time. There is also 450 head of youngstock that are raised on-site. The ladies are milked 3x daily in a double-8 flatbarn 22–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2013

parlor to produce the current RHA of 30,140M 1061F and 881P while maintaining a BAA of 103.9. This BAA ranks them #7 in the U.S. for herds with over 400 head. Longevity is a hallmark of the herd and this has allowed them to sell 125 fresh two year olds to an expanding herd over the last 12 months. Hoofcare at Four Hands includes a professional trimmer visiting monthly to trim all cows at dry off and other handpicked cows that need extra attention. They also utilize a footbath of zinc sulfate four times a week and rotating between cow groups. They have had success minimizing digital dermatitis using these tools, but still struggle with some thin soles on cows because of the extra walking required between their pens and the milking parlor. The farm has been using sand-bedded freestalls and long-day lighting for 12 years. Recent additions include a whole milk batch pasteurizer for calves and a newborn calf warm-room. They also utilize a dry corn processing system allowing them to feed cows fast. Some highlights of the herd to see during the barn meeting include Betzoldvale Scott Mar EX-92, who has a lifetime record of 377,400 pounds of milk as well as Betzoldvale Hershel 600 who has 291,900 lifetime milk. There are 12 other herdmates with over 200,000 lifetime milk production and 79 with over 125,000 pounds lifetime. Four Hands is looking forward to sharing their management practices and Registered Holsteins on March 20.

Synergy Dairy Gary & Linda Olson and Jay & Heather Jauquet

Pulaski, Wisconsin, is home base for Synergy Dairy LLC who will be hosting a Barn Meeting on March 21. The facilities will be open for tours from 10:30-11:30 a.m., with Karl Burgi’s talk and demonstration at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch. The dairy is a partnership established in 2004 between Gary and Linda Olson (Glo-Crest Holsteins) and their daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Jay Jauquet. Jay also works as a Regional Sire Analyst for Alta Genetics where he has been employed for 16 years. Gary has been involved with Registered Holsteins his whole life. They have built the herd to today’s RHA of 3x 31,013M 1162F and 953P on 325 cows and a total herd of 650 Registered Holsteins. The milking herd is housed in a 4-row sand-bedded freestall barn and milked in a double-8 parallel parlor. The emphasis at Synergy Dairy is on breeding moderate size cows with great udders, low SCC, good DPR and high production emphasizing pounds of protein. They utilize embryo transfer and IVF to help grow their best genetic cow families and to be able to send 5-10 bulls into AI service annually. Jay and Heather’s sons, Mason, Carter and Evan, along with their cousins and other local youth enjoy exhibiting Synergy animals at various shows. They are proud of their first Junior All-American nomination this year as well. Hoof care at Synergy starts with good nutrition and cow comfort. The lactating diet is formulated so it will provide enough physically effective fiber to stimulate chewing. The particle length of the TMR is then closely monitored. Corn silage was harvested as shredlage this past fall, allowing them to remove straw from the lactating cow ration. The starch level in the diet is limited to less than 26 percent of the total dry matter. In order to meet the ME requirement for a high producing herd without increasing starch levels, the diet incorporates fat in the form of Energy Booster 100. During the summer, the diet is supplemented with higher levels of potassium carbonate. Twenty percent of the added zinc and manganese is from a complexed source (Zinpro). A copper sulfate footbath is used six days a week for lactating cows and once a week for the dry cows and prefresh group. They find hoof trimming an essential part of their hoof care and have John Thurk in once a month to do a group of 30-40 cows in rotation, including prefresh heifers. They believe none of these management tools is as important as good cow comfort and having a well bedded and groomed sand-filled freestall barn. The newest addition to the facilities is the heifer housing facility that was constructed in 2010 and allowed them to bring their previously custom-raised heifers to the farm. Jay regularly travels the midwest for his job at Alta Genetics and was able to bring back some of the best features

he has seen in other operations to be incorporated into the design. The barn houses 200 heifers from five months old through the first few months of pregnancy. They also run an accelerated calf feeding program with wet calves fed three times per day, year-around. All calves receive a gallon of pasteurized colostrum at birth and then transition to pasteurized whole milk. By the time calves are three weeks old they are receiving three gallons of pasteurized whole milk per day and are weaned at 7-8 weeks of age. Some of the herd highlights include the Pirates, which is the most prolific cow family generating offspring with the highest GTPIs. Glo-Crest Oman Pirate (EX-90) has been the most influential and successful brood cow to date. She has eight milking daughters with the Planets being the most interesting. These include Synergy Planet Passion (VG-86), the #20 CTPI cow in the US, and Synergy Planet Piper (VG-85) who was the Wisconsin Junior 2 Year Old Top Performer in 2012. These two full sisters are on an extensive ET/IVF program. The red influence on the herd includes about 25% of the herd being either red or red carrier and many go back to some investments made by Gary in the 1980s. Glo-Crest Seps Lucy Lou-Red (EX-92) is in her sixth lactation with a lifetime production to date over 260,000M and 10,400F. Her red Alchemy great-granddaughter ranks high in the U.S. for GTPI. There are also three full sisters to Synergy Always-Red 7HO1192 milking, including Synergy Destry Amore-ET. Amore was the Honorable Mention Junior All-American Junior 2 Year Old. This cow family traces back to Dreamstreat Enhancer Alicia and consistently produces impressive cows. Interest in polled genetics started with Lawn Boy and has grown, with 25-30 polled animals in the herd today.

Sylvan-T Farms John & Connie Turgasen and Mark & Rachel Turgasen

The southwest Barn Meeting will be hosted by Sylvan-T Farms, Inc. in Richland Center. Sylvan-T is owned and operated by John, Connie, and Mark Turgasen along with help from Mark’s wife Rachel when she is not busy with her full-time position at Foremost Farms. Sylvan T Holsteins was started by Frank Turgasen in 1951. John and Connie joined the operation in 1970 and Mark has been on board since 2002 after graduation from UW-Platteville. Mark and Rachel were finalists for the Wisconsin Outstanding Young Farmer award this past January. This 65 milking cow herd is housed in a tie-stall barn and they have an additional 10-15 dry cows. Sylvan-T has a RHA of 27,042M 1012F and 830P while maintaining a 106.9 BAA. A single TMR is fed for the entire milking herd. Hoof care has changed through the years for the Turgasens. Currently they have regular hoof trimming sessions three to four times per year as needed. They have used a foot bath in the past but discontinued using it due to the problems keeping them sanitary. They currently treat cows individually with hoof spray for any issues including hairy warts, which has proven very effective. The newest addition to the facilities is the construction of a dry cow and special needs barn that was constructed this past fall. The building is also utilized as winter calf housing. They have enjoyed the new building and it has been beneficial for both human and cow comfort during the cold winter weather. The Turgasens welcome you to Sylvan-T on March 27.

Krull Farms - Cindy, Cassy, Bryce & Carley Krull

The final Barn Meeting will be held at Krull Farms, Lake Mills, operated by Cindy Krull and children Cassy, Bryce and Carley. The herd is currently made up of 40 cows, although they will soon be around 55 with all that are to freshen this spring. Since their sale in 2010, Krulls have been flushing and putting eggs in that were in the tank. The numbers of cattle are back up to where they were before the sale and maybe even a few more. Cows are grazed as long as possible during the year, most years from April to November. Cows are rotated in three pastures every 10 days before they move to a new pasture. This past year they also went to feeding a TMR as most of the feed is in bags. The herd average is around 24,000M and the BAA is 110.8% with 10 EX, 14 VG and 9 GP. The crew at the farm consists of Brian Burger who does the feeding and helps with the 700 acres of crop land. Seth Elsner helps with the milking, does all the AI work and loves to work with the show cattle. Cassy, Bryce and Carley fill in where needed feeding calves and helping milk when they can and are home from school activities. Cindy was raised on a dairy farm and when she and her older brother started 4-H they received their first registered heifers and have been around them ever since. As the kids started to show interest in the cattle, they got

to pick what breed they wanted. Cassy and Bryce chose Jerseys and Carley wanted a Red and White. There are offspring from all of these project animals in the herd today. About half of the herd traces back to the Elegance family. There are also members from the Scarlet, Dellia, Pasta, and Hezbollah families that have been picked up along the way. The families’ goal is to rebuild the herd as well as to add some new bloodlines. A recent classification resulted in great scores on some of the herd favorites. Krull Shot Enough-ET is now EX-91 2E, Hauve Advent Dreamy Red-ET was raised to EX-93, Krull Advent Smiley Red-ET is EX-92, Krull Baxter Elusive-ET EX-90 and Krull Damion Sassy EX-90. The hoofcare program at Krull Farms includes trimming the whole herd twice a year in a chute, generally in the spring in fall. They also have someone come in to trim on a box every six to eight weeks as a maintenance program. Fresh heifers and show cattle are done at this time as well. The whole herd is run through a foot bath about every six weeks. As a whole, the herds’ feet stay very healthy as they spend much of the summer on pasture. The Krulls invite you to join them on March 28 to see the current Elegance family members they are working with as well as other herd favorites.

Our Featured Speaker - Karl Burgi

A hoof trimmer, hoof-care consultant and instructor, Karl travels throughout the world teaching hoof health and lameness prevention, and consulting with dairy producers to minimize lameness. Karl grew up on a dairy farm in Switzerland where he attended and apprenticed in various agricultural programs. In the early 1980s he traveled to the United States for his postsecondary education and began working as a herd manager on Wisconsin dairy farms. He launched his full-time hoof trimming business, Comfort Hoof Care Inc., in 1989, and began designing upright hoof trimming chutes to practically restrain cattle. He invented the Accu-trim® Leg Restraint System, featured on all Comfort Chutes, to achieve the optimum heel-to-toe view of the hoof. Today, Karl continues to provide hoof care services to small and large farms in southcentral Wisconsin. In 1995, Karl attended and graduated from the Hoof Care Course at the IPC Dairy Training Center in Friesland, The Netherlands. He began teaching this scientifically based method of functional hoof trimming in 1995 through his comprehensive hoof trimming school, Dairyland Hoof Care Institute Inc. Karl is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. Karl says, “As care takers of dairy cattle, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to improve hoof health, maintain productivity, and keep cows in the herd as long as possible. My personal passion and business mission is to SAVE COWS.”

$$ Junior Holsti-Buck Corner $$ March Holsti-Buck Questions - by SE JAC John Klossner 1. How many Junior All-American nominations did WI have? 2. What WI junior owned cow was selected as the judges choice Junior All-American? (2 Holsti-bucks.) 3. What junior member's submission was selected as the Cover Contest winner? (1 Holsti-buck) 4. How much does it cost to enter a heifer into the Treasure Quest? (1 Holsti-buck) 5. What are the names of the Princess and Princess Attendant’s columns? (2 Holsti-bucks) 6. What was the highest averaging sale in North American and what state was it hosted in? (5 Holsti-bucks) 7. Who is the number one PTA milk bull? (5 Holsti-bucks) 8. What does RPI stand for in regards to dairy product consumption? (5 Holsti-bucks) 9. Where was the 8th class of the YDLI held this year? (5 Holsti-bucks) 10. Follicles on a cystic ovary are generally just over what width in diameter? (10 Holsti-Bucks)

Please include your name and county and send to the Wisconsin Holstein office, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913 or email by Saturday, March 30.

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WHA’s Holstein Treasure Quest 2013 Calf Entries


Ames-Way-NM Alexandr Victim Born 9-3-2012

Reg. #71619061


Cleland Brbwre Kayla-Red-ET Born 12-1-2012

Reg. #142259540

Sire: Golden-Oaks St Alexander-ET Dam: Ames-Way-NM Shotle Victoria VG-85 2Y 2-00 2x 115 9,496 3.7 354 3.0 276 inc. 2nd Dam: Ames-Way NM Atlas Venice-ET VG-86 2Y 2-02 2x 305 23,920 3.6 851 3.2 760 3rd Dam: Ames-Way Encore Varona EX-93 4th Dam: Ames-Way Lindy Vadison EX-92 5th Dam: Ames-Way AJ Vanetta EX-94 6th Dam: Ames-Way Ultimate Vanessa EX-90

Sire: Hylite Barbwire-Red Dam: Cleland Advent Korie-Red-ET EX-92 EX-MS 3-03 2x 365 26,220 4.7 1222 3.3 874 2nd Dam: Cleland Vrr Kyra-Red-ET VG-86 VG-MS 3-04 2x 305 22,370 3.4 763 3.3 731 3rd Dam: Crull-CKC Marker Kobie VG-87 VG-MS *RC 4-09 2x 305 26,230 3.2 843 2.9 748 4th Dam: Cleland Ray Kobra-Red-ET VG-85 5th Dam: Weeks Sbbl Krista 6-ET VG-86

Owner: Paul & Sarah Trapp & Neil McDonah, Taylor

Owner: Jim & Vicky Cleland, Clinton

Cleland Advent Korie-Red-ET EX-92

Ames-Way-NM Shotle Victoria VG-85 2Y


Favorite-K Sid Ivy Born 9-22-2012

Reg. #142083949


Krull Braxton Etalic Born 9-13-12

Reg. #142121104

Sire: Pine-Tree Sid-ET Dam: Kinyon Stormatic Ignore-ET EX-90 3-06 3x 365 33,550 3.9 1297 3.0 996 2nd Dam: Kinyon Integrity Indian-ET EX-92 2E 7-04 2x 365 30,820 4.5 1387 3.2 977 3rd Dam: Kinyon Linjet Ideal EX-96 2E 4-08 2x 365 44,943 6.0 2700 3.7 1685 All-American Aged Cow 2006 4th Dam: Kinyon Blackstar Idaho EX-93 GMD DOM 5th Dam: Kinyon Sexation Ida EX-91 DOM

Sire: Regancrest S Braxton-ET Dam: Krull Sanchez Etaly GP-83 3Y 1-11 2x 353 23,120 3.1 723 2.9 682 2nd Dam: Krull Encore Ethel EX-90 EX-MS 8-03 2x 365 23,030 3.5 802 2.9 672 3rd Dam: Krull Skychief Easter EX-90 EX-MS 4th Dam: Krull Broker Elegance EX-96 3E GMD DOM 5th Dam: Krull Starbuck Excellency EX-90 GMD DOM 6th Dam: Krull TT Excellency EX-90 DOM 7th & 8th Dams: EX-92 2E GMD DOM, EX-92 4E GMD

Owner: Todd Stanek & Marty Kinyon, Fall Creek

Owner: Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona

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Krull Encore Ethel EX-90

2013 Calf Entries


Lyn-Vale Windbrook Gigi-ET Born 6-6-2012

Reg. #71821991


Meyervilla WL Skye Rae-ET Born 9-2-2012

Reg. #142244324

Sire: Gillette Windbrook-ETS Dam: Baycroft Rubens Glorious-ET EX-91 3E GMD 4-11 2x 365 43,030 3.5 1489 3.0 1310 2nd Dam: C Nipponia Broker Gloria-ET EX-91 2E 7-00 2x 331 22,110 4.0 895 3.1 688 3rd Dam: Glen Isla Starbuck Gloria EX Can 5* 5-03 2x 365 26,607 4.1 1082 3.4 906 4th Dam: Glen Isla Warden Glenna EX-90 5th Dam: Glen Isla Sen Gracela-ET EX Can

Sire: Willsbro Larson-ET Dam: KM&EW Goldwyn Sun Rae-ET EX-90 EX-MS 2-05 2x 305 29,010 3.7 1059 3.2 925 2nd Dam: Scientific Sweetie Rae-ET EX-92 2E 3-11 2x 365 28,020 4.2 1189 3.3 924 3rd Dam: Scientific Jubilant Rae-ET EX-90 DOM 5-11 2x 365 38,880 4.1 1608 3.4 1329 4th Dam: C Hanoverhill Tony Rae EX-96 3E GMD DOM Next Dams: EX-94, EX-90, EX-97 4E GMD, EX-90

Owner: William Schultz III, Waldo

Owner: Tyler Meyer, Darien

KM&EW Goldwyn Sun Rae-ET EX-90

Baycroft Rubens Glorious-ET EX-91 3E GMD


Miss Fever Dramatic Born 7-10-2012

Reg. #142064656


Ms Burst Ruth-Red-ET *PO Born 12-6-2012

Reg. #71341193

Sire: Crackholm Fever-ET Dam: Miss Aspen Dimaggio EX-90 4-01 2x 365 28,110 4.1 1142 3.3 932 2nd Dam: Sapa-Ska Durham Danielle EX-93 2E 2-11 2x 365 32,870 3.5 1151 3.1 1022 3rd Dam: Sapa-Ska Mo Dangles EX-91 2E 4th Dam: Sapa-Ska Blackstar Darci VG-89 GMD DOM 5th Dam: Juddale Rotate Dafney VG-88 GMD DOM 6th Dam: Rands Wonder Dawn EX-92 3E GMD DOM

Sire: Lookout P Redburst-Red-ET Dam: Kulp-Dale Adv Romona-Red-ET VG-88 EX-MS 2-02 2x 365 24,270 4.8 1154 3.6 865 2nd Dam: Golden-Oaks Rmn Rae2-Red-ET VG-88 VG-MS 4-08 2x 365 28,390 4.4 1255 3.4 966 3rd Dam: Golden-Oaks Perk Rae-Red-ET EX-90 4th Dam: Scientific Beauty Rae-ET EX-90 *RC Next Dams: EX-90 DOM, EX-96 3E GMD DOM, EX-94 2E GMD, EX-90, EX-97 4E GMD, EX-90

Owner: Wide Open, T. Pierson & Legendholm, Alma Center

Owner: Casey & Billie Olson, New London

Sapa-Ska Durham Danielle EX-93 2E

Kulp-Dale Adv Romona-Red-ET VG-88

Each of these calves has the chance to be chosen in the 2013 WHA Treasure Quest, sponsored by the Wisconsin Holstein Association. Tickets can be purchased for $100 each - the winning ticket gets a brand new heifer calf and the winning breeder a $7000 check! For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact a WHA Board of Director, member of the BIMP Committee, or the office at 1-800223-4269. The winner will be drawn at the Midwest National Spring Show, April 20, in Jefferson, WI. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2013-25

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2013 Midwest National Spring Show Rules RULES FOR 2013 WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN SPONSORED SHOWS ANIMAL HEALTH RULES AND REGULATIONS/DAIRY CATTLE ALL CATTLE - Health requirements for the Midwest National Spring Show are the same as the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture’s requirements for intrastate movement of cattle. Please visit the DATCP website for the most recent rules - FairRulesAnimalHealth2013.pdf It is highly recommended that all animals shown at the Midwest National Spring Show be vaccinated for BVD according to your Veterinarian’s recommendations. It is also highly recommended that animals be tested for Persistently Infected (PI) BVD animals. This is a once in a lifetime test to insure that the animal is not a PI or shedder animal carrying the BVD Virus. Cattle infected with ringworm, warts, or mange may not be exhibited unless the veterinarian in charge determines the ringworm lesions or warts are inactive and incapable of transmitting the disease. Any cattle found with ringworm, warts, mange or scab shall be removed from the premises of the show. Show management is responsible for maintaining records of persons who have exhibited at the show and the identification of animals shown for 2 years. Acceptable forms of animal identification for breeding animals are (1) an official metal ear tag, (2) a breed registration number, or (3) a breed registration tattoo. Junior Ownership: Junior exhibitors shall be in competition with Open Class Cattle. To compete for junior awards the exhibitor shall not have passed his or her 21st birthday before January 1 of the year of the show. TO COMPETE FOR JUNIOR RIBBONS AND TROPHIES, ALL JUNIOR EXHIBITORS MUST HAVE THE ANIMAL’S OWNERSHIP REGISTERED OR TRANSFERRED BY THE HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION INTO THE INDIVIDUAL NAME OF THE JUNIOR EXHIBITOR ON OR BEFORE JUNE 1. TRANSFER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE SHOW. Holstein USA’s Junior Leasing rules will be in affect at the Midwest National Spring Show. (For complete Junior Leasing rules, please see the Holstein USA website at a. More than one Junior exhibitor may own an animal in partnership if the animal is exhibited by the partnership throughout the entire show season and the names of all Junior partners are listed on the registration certificate. Adult-Junior and family or farm partnerships are not acceptable. b. To be eligible to compete, entries must be shown by the Junior owner in all cases, except by prior written approval. Alternate leadsperson forms must be submitted to the Holstein Association representative by 5:00 p.m. the day before the show. If approved, another National Junior Holstein member the same age or younger must show the animal. Adults are not allowed to show, in any case. A leased animal may only be shown by the Junior lessee. c. Managerial projects may be exhibited in Open Class competition. However, they are not eligible for Junior awards. d. To be considered for Junior Awards, exhibitors must identify themselves as a qualified junior member upon check-in to show management. e. It is the responsibility of the Junior owner to prove ownership of animal by hard copy (on paper). f. According to Holstein Association USA’s National Junior Show Ring Policy, exhibitors must be a minimum of nine years old to participate. Bred and Owned: An award will be given in all the female classes for the highest placing animal bred and solely owned by exhibitor. To be considered for Bred & Owned awards, one of the original owners must be listed as one of the current owners. Where a herd is registered in the names of different members of a family and where the herd is one unit, all entries may be considered as exhibits of one breeder. Junior Bred and Owned: An award will be presented in all the female classes for the highest placing animal bred and solely owned by a junior exhibitor; the junior exhibitor must be leading the animal during the class as stated in the rules of Junior Ownership. To be eligible for Junior Bred & Owned, the name(s) listed as breeder and owner on the registration certificate must be the same. Adult-Junior partnerships are not acceptable. Family unit or farm partnerships will not qualify for Bred & Owned awards unless all partners are Junior members and listed on the certificate under breeder and owner. Production Awards: In all cow classes, except the Junior & Senior 2 Year Olds, the cow with the highest 305 day milk production record will be recognized. The recognition will be based solely on total milk production without regard to the milking frequency or the testing program. Records should be entered on the entry form and verified at the time of check-in with an official machine printed test sheet or an official pedigree. Best Udder: A Best Udder ribbon will be awarded in all milking cow classes. The Best Udder cow in each of the milking classes will compete to select the Best Udder Cow of the Show. Premier Breeder Award: The breeder winning the most points on six (6) animals, all exhibited in the single classes, shall be designated Premier Breeder. No entry is required, and the winner of this award need not be an exhibitor at the show, or need not be the current owner of any of the point winning animals. In classes with ten or less animals, no more than two head per breeder will be counted toward premier points. In case of a tie, additional animals will be counted, one at a time, until the tie is broken. Breeder Defined: The owner of the dam at the time of service shall be considered the breeder of the animal. Where a herd is registered in the names of different members of a family, and where the herd is one unit, all entries may be considered as exhibits of one breeder. Otherwise, when animals are bred in partnership, each unique partnership is considered a unique breeder. Premier Exhibitor Award: The exhibitor winning the most points on six (6) animals, all owned and exhibited in the single classes, shall be designated the Premier Exhibitor. All exhibitors will be eligible for this award, and no entry is required. In classes with ten or less animals, no more than two head per breeder will be counted toward premier points. In case of a tie, additional animals will be counted, one at a time, until the tie is broken. Exhibitor Defined: The exhibitor must be the owner. In case a herd is registered or bred in the names of different members of a

family, residing on one farm or breeding establishment, and where the herd is one unit, all entries may be considered as a single exhibitor for all group classes and Premier Exhibitor. However, members of one family, where cattle are not housed as one unit, will not be considered as a single exhibitor. When animals are owned in partnership, each unique partnership is considered a unique exhibitor. The point system for determining Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor Awards: Milking Females: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 40 38 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 Junior Females: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 GENERAL RULES 1. All animals exhibited at the Midwest National Spring Show must be accompanied by the registration certificate, email confirmation or fax copy from the Holstein Association USA; no photocopies will be accepted. If an animal is identified with Holstein Association USA eartags, two official eartags must be in the animal’s ears for entry to be accepted and allowed in showring. All animals exhibited must be Holstein Registered or Qualified by the Holstein Association USA, Inc. or registered with the Holstein Association of Canada with 87% or greater purity. 2. Ownership shall be established by the name listed on the registration certificate; or the presentation of the certificate of registration along with a completed transfer and the appropriate fee, which will be retained by a Holstein USA representative and forwarded to the Holstein Association USA, Inc. The Spring Show Committee and the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors reserve the final and absolute right to interpret the rules and regulations of the Shows and will settle and determine all matters, questions, or differences in regard thereto or otherwise arising out of, or in connection with the Shows. In the event a question arises concerning an animal’s age, the Spring Show Committee Chairperson may request that an individual registration certificate be checked at ringside. HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION USA, INC. SHOW RING POLICY Showing cattle is an important part of promoting, merchandising and breeding Registered Holsteins for breeders and Holstein Association USA, Inc. It is also in the best interest of Registered Holstein breeders to maintain integrity and present a positive and progressive image of themselves and their cattle in the showring. Holstein Association USA works cooperatively with the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association (PDCA), show management, exhibitors and judges to give encouragement, direction and uniformity to the National Holstein Show program. I. ETHICS At all times, Registered Holsteins shall be treated in a humane manner and in accordance with dairy quality assurance practices so as to protect the health, safety and welfare of the livestock and the consuming public. No person shall present for exhibition or exhibit an animal which he or she knows, or has reason to suspect, is affected with or has been exposed to a dangerously contagious or infectious disease, illness or illegal or non-approved use of drugs, medication and/or prohibited substance or residue. The position of Holstein Association USA is that all animals presented for exhibition shall be in their natural conformation and structure, free of any alteration or modification caused by unethical fitting. A. The following practices or procedures are considered unacceptable and defined as being fraudulent and/or unethical in the showing of Registered Holstein Cattle: 1. Misrepresenting the age and/or milking status of the animal for the class in which it is shown. 2. Treating the animal, particularly the udder, internally or externally: a. with an irritant or counter-irritant, b. using a device to artificially create or enhance the udder crease, c. using other substances as detected by testing that cause changes in the udder to artificially improve the conformation. 3. Surgery or unethical insertion of any matter under the skin or into body cavities, performed to change the natural contour or appearance of the animal’s body, though not to preclude practices required or involved in normal management. 4. Criticizing or interfering with the judge, show management, or other exhibitors while in the showring, or other conduct detrimental to the breed or the show. B. The following practices and procedures are considered to detract from the image of the showring when carried to excess and will be taken into consideration by the show judge in placing animals within a class: 1. The maximum allowable length of naturally growing hair anywhere on the topline is not to exceed 1½ inches. Exhibitors will be required to comply with this rule before the animal is allowed to enter the ring. 2. Addition of foreign objects, including but not limited to hair or hair substitutes (except for false switches), cloth or fiber, to change the natural contour or appearance of the animal’s body is prohibited. 3. Unsportsmanlike conduct by exhibitors. 4. Improper fitting practices such as overfilling and over-bagging. 5. Externally sealing the teat end with a preparation that does not harm the animal’s skin is permissible. Natural teat placement will be given preference over artificially

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positioned teats. C. In keeping with the basic philosophy of Holstein Association USA, ethics are an individual responsibility of the owner of each animal shown. Violations of these policies are subject to the disciplinary provisions of the Association Bylaws. 1. The act of entering an animal in a National Holstein Show is the giving of consent by the owner, exhibitor, fitter and/or absolutely responsible person (hereinafter referred to as “Exhibitor”) for show management to obtain any specimens of urine, saliva, blood, milk or other substances from the animal to be used in testing. Materials may also be collected by ultrasound and photographic methods and by direct examination of animal. 2. The act of entering an animal in a National Holstein Show is the giving of consent by the owner, exhibitor, fitter and/or absolutely responsible person (the “Exhibitor”) to have disciplinary action for violation of this Showring Policy taken by show management, the state in which the show occurs, and/or Holstein Association USA without recourse. WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION SHOW RING POLICY The following practices or procedures are unacceptable in the showing of Registered dairy cattle: 1. criticizing or interfering with the judge, show management or other exhibitors, or other conduct detrimental to the breed or show; 2. misrepresenting the age or ownership of an animal or the number of calvings and/or stage of lactation; 3. filling an animal’s rumen unnaturally with liquid (tubing); 4. balancing the udder by any means other than by leaving naturally produced milk in any or all quarters; 5. treating the udder internally with an irritant, counter-irritant, or any other substance to temporarily improve conformation; 6. overfilling or overbagging of udders; 7. treating the udder externally with an irritant, counterirritant, or any other substance to temporarily improve conformation (allowable practices/substances include sealing and setting teats, but not shrinking/shortening of teats); 8. Treating the animal, particularly the udder, internally or externally, with an irritant or counterirritant, or other substance to artificially improve the confirmation (this is to include any external pressure applied to the udder crease to artificially enhance it, i.e. roping). 9. administering epidural anesthesia (blocking tails) and/or applying any irritant either externally or internally to the perineal (rectum and vagina) area; 10. inserting foreign material/articles under the skin, into the topline or on the feet (Administration of acceptable medications is permitted.); 11. performing surgery of any kind to change the natural contour of appearance of the animal’s body, hide or hair. Not included is the removal of warts, teats and horns, clipping and dressing of hair and trimming of hooves; 12. draining fluid from hocks unless authorized by a veterinarian at the show. 13. Excessive manipulation of hair and/or the use of any hair not naturally attached to the animal or the use of any substance or material which is intended to resemble or imitate hair. We will follow the rules and guidelines set forth by World Dairy Expo. 14. mistreatment of animals; 15. any un-sportsmanshiplike conduct during the event. MONITORING PROCEDURES The Ethics Committee, as defined below, shall have the authority to inspect all animals to determine if violations of Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy have occurred. To help in this regard, the Ethics Committee has the authority to perform and review results of the following: 1. An ultrasound examination of the udder of selected animals immediately upon completion of respective milking class competition. It shall be the exhibitor’s responsibility to deliver selected cow to the designated testing area. Within a reasonable time following said testing, the ultrasound official shall submit his/her report to the WI Holstein Association. If an animal fails to show up for ultrasounding with a full udder at the Midwest National Spring Show, show placings will be revoked and reported to Holstein USA and Holstein World. 2. a milk out of any individual cow and/or 3. the collection and testing of any of the animal’s body fluids and/or 4. the use of any other technology that may be useful in determining if a violation in any animal based on placement, random selection, or suspect characteristics. 5. The Ethics Committee or Show Chairman may, at any time, require the delivery to them of any hair samples or hypodermic syringe, needle, or other device, swabs, cloths, or other material, or samples or any medicine, preparation, or substance, whether in liquid or other form, in the possession or control of exhibitor, fitters, agents or person acting on behalf of the exhibitor for laboratory analysis. ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES 1. The Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors shall appoint an Ethics Committee to monitor violations at all state sponsored shows. The Ethics Committee shall consist of 2 WHA Board members and one non-board member; this committee will be anonymous. 2. Complaints of alleged violations must be presented to the Show Chairman or a member of the show management of the respective show immediately, except ultrasound results as noted above. 3. If it is suspected that a violation will occur if an animal is shown the exhibitor will be informed by the Show Chairman that the showing of that animal may result in a violation of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy. If the exhibitor decides not to show that animal, no violation will have occurred. 4. All complaints of alleged violations (as is designated in Enforcement Procedure point #2) received by the Show Chairman or a member of the show management must be presented to the Wisconsin Holstein Association for review by the Ethics Committee within five (5) days of receiving notice of alleged violations, with the Ethics Committee to make a decision on the violations within ten (10) days of receiving such notice.

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5. The Wisconsin Holstein Association Executive Director will notify the accused exhibitor immediately of the Ethics Committee decision that a violation has occurred and all the supportive evidence will be shared with the exhibitor. Within thirty (30) days Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Committee shall review the findings from the Ethics Committee and make a recommendation to the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors of the disciplinary action. The exhibitor will be able to participate in the Show Committee meeting. The Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors shall meet on the same day to review the findings from the Ethics Committee, recommendations from the Show Committee and hear any presentation the exhibitor wishes to present. 6. The accused exhibitor must notify Wisconsin Holstein Association within seven (7) days of receiving the violation notice of their intent to participate in the Show Committee meeting and/or the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors meeting, which is set for reviewing the evidence of the alleged violation(s) and the disciplinary action to be taken. 7. If the alleged violator is found in violation of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy, the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors, at its discretion may pass onto the violator(s) its costs associated with the violations, enforcement and review of violation(s). Cost associated with the review and/or appeals process must be paid in full; if this assessment is not paid in full the violator(s) will not be in “good standing” with the Wisconsin Holstein Association and therefore be denied any and all membership benefits of the association (voting, showing, etc.). 8. Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors &/or the Show Committee may consider previous violations by an exhibitor in their decision of disciplinary action. (see*) 9. An animal found in violation of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy will receive no premium monies or awards or placing(s). 10. During this entire process the Directors of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board, the Ethics Committee, the Show Committee, its staff and members will not be obligated to maintain confidentiality. Violations Penalties (Penalties for violations at the Wisconsin Holstein Association sponsored shows.) i. 1st Offense - a minimum of one year probation to a maximum of one year suspension for the animal(s), owner(s), and/or fitter(s) or their representatives either individually and/or a combination thereof from all Wisconsin Holstein Assoc. state sponsored shows. ii. 2nd Offense - minimum one year suspension to a maximum of three years suspension for the animal(s), owner(s), and/or fitter(s) or their representatives either individually and/or combination thereof from all Wisconsin Holstein Assoc. state sponsored shows. iii. 3rd Offense - minimum of five years suspension to a maximum of barred for life for the animal(s), owner(s), and/or fitter(s) or their representatives either individually and/or combination thereof from all Wisconsin Holstein Assoc. state sponsored shows. *Violations prior to 1/1/2004 shall not apply; any violations after 1/1/2004 shall be cumulative.

CLASSES 1. Winter Heifer Calf - born December 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013 2. Fall Heifer Calf - born September 1 - November 30, 2012 3. Summer Yearling Heifer - born June 1 - August 31, 2012 4. Spring Yearling Heifer - born March 1 - May 31, 2012 5. Winter Yearling Heifer - born December 1, 2011 - February 29, 2012 6. Fall Yearling Heifer - born September 1 - November 30, 2011 7. Junior & Reserve Junior Champion (Junior Show) 8. Junior & Reserve Junior Champion (Open Show) 9. Junior Best Three Females (Fall Yearling & under, animals must be shown in their individual classes. All must be bred by the exhibitor & at least one owned, solely or in partnership, by exhibitor. Each exhibitor limited to one entry.) 10. Unfreshened Two Year Old – born March 1 - August 31, 2011 11. Junior Two Year Old Cow - born March 1 - August 31, 2011 (Must be fresh) 12. Senior Two Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2010 - February 28, 2011 13. Junior Three Year Old Cow - born March 1 - August 31, 2010 14. Senior Three Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2009 - February 28, 2010 15. Intermediate & Reserve Intermediate Champion Female (Open Show) 16. Four Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2009 17. Five Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2008 18. Six Year Old and Older Cow - born before September 1, 2007 19. 150,000 lb. Cow Class (Must bring proof of production to check-in; cows may only be switched from another milking cow class to the 150,000 lb. class with additional paid entry fee)

20. Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show 21. Senior & Reserve Senior Champion Female (Junior Show) 22. Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Female (Junior Show) 23. Best Udder of Show 24. Champion Bred & Owned of the Show 25. Senior & Reserve Senior Champion Female (Open Show) 26. Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Female (Open Show) 27. Best Three Females 28. Produce of Dam 29. Dam & Offspring 30. Premier Breeder 31. Premier Exhibitor 32. State Herd (6 animals earning points as in Premier Breeder/Exhibitor)

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Premise ID #

Midwest National Spring Show Entry Fee Schedule

$25.00/entry for heifers if postmarked on or before 4/1/13 $30.00/entry for Unfreshen 2 Year Olds & Milking Age Cows if postmarked on or before 4/1/13 $50/entry if postmarked 4/2/13 to 4/6/13 (may not be listed in the show book) $100/entry if postmarked after 4/6/13 (will not be listed in the show book)

*Must be signed and dated with full entry fee for entry to be eligible for show.

Stalling Request (animals will be stalled at this year’s show):

Full Address


Name of Owner/Exhibitor



I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE Standard Agreement for Owners to Exhibit at Wisconsin Holstein Association sponsored shows.

b. no owner of the entered animal, whether direct or indirect, is currently barred from showing any other animal at any future dairy show in North America; and c. that he/she will not knowingly employ any fitters or agents to represent him/her or his/her animal(s) that may be barred from any dairy show in North America.

Age ________ Milk ____________ Fat _______

Protein _______

Date of Birth __________________ Reg. # _____________________

Sire: __________________________________________________________ Dam: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Please check if applicable: Exhibited by: _____________________________________________________ ❏ Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Owned ❏ Junior Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Leased

Production Record of Animal 305 days or less: No. of Days: _______

Animal’s Name________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP ________________________________________________________________________________

Class # ________________


NAME ________________________________________________________ FARM NAME ____________________________________________________________________________________

2013 Midwest National Spring Show April 20, 2013 • 8:30 a.m. JEFFERSON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, JEFFERSON, WI All entries are to be mailed to: Wisconsin Holstein Association, 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913 All entries must be accompanied by full entry fees to be considered an entry late fees will apply to those entries without proper entry fees.

Must be signed and accompany a WI Holstein Show Entry Form I agree I am personally responsible for the care, welfare, and condition of my animals during the period of the Show. I acknowledge that I am responsible for my own actions and failures to act and for the actions and failure to act of all of my employees and anyone else who assists me with the fitting, care, and show preparation of my animals. I promise that I will abide by the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Rules and the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy and Enforcement Procedures for dairy cattle, and any other show rules and regulations. I will also ensure that all of my employees, agents, contractors and others who assist me with the fitting, care, and show preparation of the animals comply with the same requirements. I understand that a failure to adhere to such requirements could result in disciplinary measures including possible suspension or ban of me, my employees and helpers, the animal(s), the owner and/or the exhibitor of the animal(s) from the Show and future Shows and the public reporting of disciplinary action, including to any association registering purebred livestock. I release and agree to hold the Show, the Show organizers and its officials, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, and volunteers (collectively the “Show organizers”) harmless from any action taken under this agreement, the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Rules and the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy and Enforcement Procedures and any other Show rules and regulations, and release the Show organizers from and against any injury, damage or loss suffered during or in connection with the Show, whether or not such injury, damage or loss resulted from or was contributed to, directly or indirectly, by the acts or omissions of the Show organizers. The undersigned further certifies that: a. any animal entered is not currently barred from showing at any future dairy show in North America; and

Standard Agreement for Owners to Exhibit at Wisconsin Holstein Association sponsored Shows

2013 Midwest National Spring Show Entry Form

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________________________________________________________ FARM NAME _____________________________________________________________________________________

Members and/or their parents/guardian shall accept any financial responsibility for the enforcement of the provisions herein.

The following rules shall apply to all members: 1. Use or possession of any alcoholic beverage or controlled substances strictly prohibited. 2. No member shall engage in any behavior prohibited by state statute, local ordinance or Board Policy (which shall include, but is not limited to vandalism, theft, truancy, assault, threats to personal safety or property and flagrant misconduct). 3. Members, at all times, shall demonstrate good citizenship and recognize the value of setting and adhering to the highest standards of conduct and performance. 4. At all Association sponsored functions, activities and trips, the rules of conduct specified by adult chaperones and advisors shall be at all times observed by members. 5. All members shall recognize the right of the Wisconsin Holstein Association’s Junior Activities Committee, the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Holstein Association and its staff, adult advisors and chaperones to have the authority to enforce the rules as established and authorized herein.

The Junior Holstein Association is open to membership for those persons under the age of 21 as of January 1st of the membership year. The purpose of this organization is to encourage youthful interest in the promotion of the Registered Holstein industry. To be eligible for membership, all juniors must sign this agreement and agree to abide by the rules hereinafter set forth. Failure to honor any of these rules will subject the junior member to immediate revocation of membership status, including the opportunity of participation in WI Holstein Association sponsored activities and events.

Junior Member Agreement

This Junior Member Agreement must be signed by all junior members in order to participate in Wisconsin Holstein Association sponsored shows & activities.

Date: _____________________ Date: _____________________

Junior Member Signature: _________________________________________________________ Parent or Guardian of Junior Member - Signature: _________________________________________

Junior Member Name: (please Print) ____________________________________________

I have read and discussed the above rules and agree to accept and faithfully abide by them as a member of the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association.

For the purposes of the observance of the rules of membership herein, there is established a Board which shall consist of the Director of Operations of the Wisconsin Holstein Association, the President of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Holstein Association and the Chairman of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Junior Activities Committee. The purpose of this Board shall be to oversee the fair application of the rules of membership and afford the right of due process to all members. Due process shall be afforded by: explaining the evidence against the member, giving the member an opportunity to explain his/her version of the facts, thereafter, it is a matter of discretion by the Board whether to have the accuser/observer summoned and whether to permit cross examination of said individuals, due process must be initiated within 120 days of receipt of membership revocation.

Sire: __________________________________________________________ Dam: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Please check if applicable: Exhibited by: _____________________________________________________ ❏ Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Owned ❏ Junior Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Leased

Protein _______

Date of Birth __________________ Reg. # _____________________

Age ________ Milk ____________ Fat _______

Animal’s Name________________________________________________________________

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Age ________ Milk ____________ Fat _______

Animal’s Name________________________________________________________________

Production Record of Animal 305 days or less: No. of Days: _______

Class # ________________

Sire: __________________________________________________________ Dam: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Please check if applicable: Exhibited by: _____________________________________________________ ❏ Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Owned ❏ Junior Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Leased

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Age ________ Milk ____________ Fat _______

Animal’s Name________________________________________________________________

Production Record of Animal 305 days or less: No. of Days: _______

Class # ________________

Sire: __________________________________________________________ Dam: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Please check if applicable: Exhibited by: _____________________________________________________ ❏ Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Owned ❏ Junior Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Shown & Leased

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2013 National Convention Bus Interest Form Return by April 1, 2013 to WHA, 902 Eighth Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 or email

Name:___________________________________ County: _____________________ Address:_________________________________ City/State/Zip:_______________ Phone: ______________________ Email:__________________________________

Join Us for Cow Camp 2013! Beaver Creek Reserve, Fall Creek, Wis. Tentative Cow Camp Schedule Saturday, May 18 Please eat lunch prior to arrival 12:30 p.m. Registration 1:00 p.m. Orientation & Introductions 1:30-5:00 p.m. Workshops 6:00 p.m. Evening Meal with a hike before 11:30 p.m. Curfew Sunday, May 19 7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:00-11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:00 noon 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

Hike with the JA guys Breakfast Workshops Cow Camp write-ups & group photo Lunch Ag Olympics Campers dismissed

Any youth age 14 and under interested in any breed of the dairy cow are welcome to attend. Have fun while learning about cows and meeting other youth from across the state! Cow Camp is also a great way to get to know your Wisconsin Junior Activities Committee members! Cow Camp this year will provide some excellent opportunities with science workshops and more! Look for updates and additional details in the April WHA News. Details will also be posted on the web at

Cow Camp Registration May 18 & 19, 2013 - Beaver Creek Reserve, Fall Creek, Wis. Camp Fee - $45/person (Junior or Chaperone) Campers should be 14 & Under Name: _____________________________________________________ Age: ______ Adult or Junior (Circle one)

T-Shirt Size: _______

Boy or Girl (Circle one)

Address: __________________________________________________________________________ City: ____________________________________ State: ____________ Zip: _________________ Email: __________________________________ Cell Phone: ______________________ County: ___________________ Return to: WHA, 902 8th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 1, 2013. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2013-31


ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

Another Midwest Holsteins issue is in the books and this one is bigger and better than ever! With all of the upcoming spring sales, many breeders took advantage of this great opportunity to spread the word about their sale consignments. I hope you’ll enjoy reading this issue and catching up on the herds from Wisconsin and our neighboring states. Also in this issue is our annual Junior Convention report with photos of all of the contest and award winners and a short article on our biggest winners, Outstanding Holstein Girl and Boy, Cara Biely and Mitch Kappelman. Congratulations to all of these winners and to everyone who participated in the many contests at convention. If you weren’t a winner this year - keep working at it and seek advice from older junior members and advisors for ways to improve your projects and award forms. Our annual Barn Meetings are coming up at the end of March. Dates, times and information on each of our host farms is located on page 22. This year’s speaker is Karl Burgi who will be discussing several aspects of hoofcare and its impact on your herd. I’d like to encourage you to try to make it to atleast one of the barn meetings. These meetings are a great chance to see some great herds and to visit with other dairy farmers. Next month’s issue is our Production issue and will feature our Top Performer winners and all of the results from the Adult Convention. If you have a high producer in your herd or a high lifetime production cow that you’d like to advertise, please give me a call by March 8. We will also be featuring District 1 in the April issue. Sign up for the YAC Brewer Game outing has started (see page 19). If you’d like to travel with other young Holstein enthusiasts for a tailgate and Brewer game on May 5, please give me a call or email to get on the list. Only 60 tickets are available & they go fast! Until next time...

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March 2013 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 9 16th Badger Invitational, University of WI-Madison Stock Pavilion, Madison, assisted by Tom Morris Ltd. 16 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, Weyauwega 16 Green|Rock Dual County Sale, Brooklyn 17 Jackson County Dairy Clinic, Black River Falls, 1-3 p.m. 20 WHA Barn Meeting, hosted by Four Hands Holsteins, Amery, 11:00 a.m. 21 WHA Barn Meeting, hosted by Synergy Dairy, Pulaski, 10:30 a.m. 22 The Quest for Success Sale, hosted by Bella-View Holsteins, Marion 23 Milksource Tag Event, Kaukauna 23 Purple Ribbon Classic, Marshfield, managed by Wood Area Holstein Breeders 27 WHA Barn Meeting, Sylvan-T Holsteins, Richland Center, 11:00 a.m. 28 WHA Barn Meeting, Krull Farms, Lake Mills, 11:00 a.m. 30 Barron Spring Sale, Barron Sale Pavilion, 11:00 a.m.; sale manager Bob Lentz, 715-764-2446 30 District 5 Fitting and Showing Clinic, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 2013 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon & Wood counties 1 Midwest National Spring Show entries due to WHA office 5 Pineylawn Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Ed & Kathy Montsma, Fond du Lac; managed by Bill Stade Auction & Realty, 11:00 a.m. 8 WI Showcase Sale, Fond du Lac 13 Redfest with a Touch of Black at Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia, managed by Todd Wendorf 19 Midwest Spring Red & White Show, Jefferson 20 Midwest National Spring Show, Jefferson, 8:30 a.m. 26 46th Annual Outagamie Spring Sale, Seymour 27 T&L Haven Complete Dispersal, Tom & Linda Paider & Chad Paider, Denmark, managed by Bill Stade Auction & Realty and Jim Hoskens Ltd. 30 2015 Futurity late entry deadline May 2013 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 4 Celebration III Sale, hosted by Duckett Holsteins, Marshfield, managed by Mike & Julie Duckett 11 Vernon County Sale, Viroqua, 7:30 p.m. 18-19 Cow Camp, Beaver Creek Reserve, Fall Creek June 2013 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 14 District 10 Holstein Show, Chilton 15 District 4 Holstein Show, Marshfield 17 District 1 Holstein Show, St. Croix Falls 18 District 6 Holstein Show, Stoughton 19 District 7 Holstein Show, Seymour 20 District 5 Holstein Show, Westfield 21 District 3 Holstein Show, Lancaster 24 District 2 Holstein Show, West Salem 26 District 8 Holstein Show, Jackson Other Upcoming Events July 7-11, 2013 National Holstein Convention, Indianapolis, IN July 9-11, 2013 Farm Technology Days, Barron County July 15-16, 2013 WI Championship Show, Lancaster July 28, 2013 Sheboygan County Summer Picnic, Kyle and Bryan Mauk, Mauk-e-way Holsteins, Plymouth August 17, 2013 Wisconsin State Holstein Picnic, Siemers Holsteins, Newton



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MW HOLSTEINS ADVERTISERS Badger Dairy Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Bosside Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Bricco’s Cow Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Dreamhaven Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Fer-Crest Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Four Hands Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Gold Beth Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Green|Rock Dual County Sale . . . . . . 70-71 Harmony-Ho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Hilltop Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Honeycrest Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Indianhead Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Krull Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Level Plain Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 LLM Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Manitowoc County Holstein Breeders . . . . 78 Marathon County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-50 MilkSource Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Mystic-Valley/Ke-Jo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Opsal’s Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Pineylawn Dispersal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Purple Ribbon Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Quest for Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87-89 RedFest with a Touch of Black . . . . . . . . . . 39 Ripps Dairy Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Rock-N-Hill II Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Sky-M Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Sugar Creek Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Synergy Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 UW-Madison Dairy Science . . . . . . 21 & 77 Violet Hill Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Walk-Era Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-36 WI Showcase Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-18 Willows Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10


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March 2013 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring Junior Convention results, Barn Meeting information & Midwest Holsteins.

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