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March 2015

Volume 87 No. 3

Midwest Holsteins issue Junior Convention review Barn Meeting Information History of Outstanding Boy & Girl Program Breeder Profile: Rickert Bros. LLC

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Official Publication of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Published 11 months per year by Wisconsin Holstein Publications To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; Phone (608) 723-4933; Fax (608) 723-4973; e-mail: January 2015

VOLUME 87 No. 1

Features: 8 10 12 18 20 22

Breeder Profile: Rickert Bros. LLC Junior Convention report 2014 Outstanding Boy and Girl 2017 WHA Futurity entry form Treasure Quest calf entries 125th Anniversary: Outstanding Boy & Girl program

Departments: 6 7 7 19 26 28 29 30

Sponsor Spotlight From the President: Chris McCullough From the Office: Executive Director Larry Nelson Breeder Business Cards WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover This month’s cover photo by Morgan Behnke features the 2014 Wisconsin Holstein Girl, Carrie Warmka of Dodge County, and Holstein Boy, Ryan Pralle of Clark County. For complete results from the Junior Convention, turn to page 10.

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

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Chris McCullough, President (2016)* - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Paula Bovre, Vice President (2016)* - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Marci Walker, Secretary (2016)* - 608-432-3223 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Kevin Jorgensen, Exec. Committee (2015) - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Matt Lippert, Exec. Committee (2015)* - 715-213-9441 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 Todd Borgwardt (2016)* - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Bill Calvert (2015) - 608-732-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Dan Cnossen (2017)* - 715-302-1327 N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Tracy Mitchell (2017)* - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Chad Ryan (2017)* - 920-960-1449 N4067 Twin Oaks Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Todd Stanek (2015)* - 715-456-8718 E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 Kent Wendorf (2017)* - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION

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As part of our anniversary celebration, we’ll be featuring a cover and advertisement from a past issue of the News. We are also looking for fun photos from the past to feature on our Facebook page. If you’d like to submit a photo for consideration, please email it to

January 1998 ad Heatherstone Enterprises

Mike and Valerie Holschbach of Heatherstone Enterprises, Inc., Baraboo, have been long-time supporters of Wisconsin Holstein activites and programs. Mike was recognized as the 1978 Outstanding Holstein Boy and is now serving as President of World Dairy Expo. Heatherstone also hosted the National Convention Sale at Wisconsin’s convention in 2008.

March 1981 cover

The Wisconsin Juniors held their first separate Junior Convention in January of 1981. The cover of that March issue featured the Outstanding Holstein Boy and Girl recognized at the convention, Steven Mell and Sherry Siemers.

Sponsor Spotlight: Ran-Rose Holsteins

Ran-Rose Holsteins

The Geiger family has owned their family farm near Reedsville, Wisconsin, since 1867 and have been breeding Registered Holsteins since 1969. Corey and Krista, Randy and Rosalie are pleased to be supporters of the Wisconsin Holstein Association and the entire dairy industry. The Wisconsin Holstein Association has played a pivotal role in inspiring dairy youth and the Geigers are happy to play a small part in sponsoring those programs as youth are the lifeblood of our dairy future.

Randall and Rosalie Geiger ~ Corey & Krista; Nate & Angela

Ran-Rose Holsteins will be offering a consignment in the Quest for Success II on March 27 from the heart of their herd. Ran-Rose Mogul Katey represents 11 generations homebred and traces directly back to Randy’s first purchase in 1969. Katey is +2515G nd has a pedigree stack of all proven bulls that include the number one and two proven TPI bulls in the breed.

Ran-Rose Mogul Katey born 12-14-13 +2515 GTPI +1180M +65F +42P +674NM +5.0PL +2.53T +2.29UDC +2.55FLC 12/14 Dam: Ran-Rose Bookem Kutie-ET GP-80 at 2Y Ran-Rose Shottle Kombine-ET VG-87 VG-MS 2nd Dam: Ran-Rose Shottle Kombine-ET VG-87 VG-MS 2-07 2x 365 27,730 3.9 1070 3.1 852, 126,250 lft. 3rd Dam: Ran-Rose Marshall Kimmy EX-90 EX-MS 2-01 2x 365 30,910 3.6 1100 3.1 960, 103,240 lft. 4th Dam: Ran-Rose Demand Kismet VG-87 VG-MS 5th Dam: Ran-Rose Romeo Kimm VG-86 VG-MS 6th Dam: Ran-Rose Luke Kitten-ET EX-90 2E, 226,640 lft. 7th Dam: Ran-Rose Mark Kitty Kat EX-92 3E GMD DOM, 248,050 lft. 8th Dam: Ran-Rose Juan Kate Kitty VG-88 EX-MS, 147,880 lft. Ran-Rose Marshall Kimmy EX-90 EX-MS 6–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2015

From the Office Hello WHA members, The year kicked off with strong attendance in January at our 2015 Junior Convention in Fond du Lac. A big thank you to our hosts Dodge County for your countless hours and efforts. Even though we were a bit cozy, it was a smooth and enjoyable weekend where we recognized our unbelievable juniors of all ages. Congratulations to Carrie Warmka, Dodge County, and Ryan Pralle, Clark County, on being named our Outstanding Holstein Girl and Boy for 2014. We welcomed numerous first time attendees to convention again this year and had some tough competition in Dairy Jeopardy, Dairy Bowl and speaking contests. Good luck to our national representatives in the DJM and YDJM contests as they will have sent materials to nationals by the time you read this article. An item that was talked about at convention and implemented for 2015 was the change to our junior membership age cutoff. The state association will now follow a similar format as the national association. Once juniors reach their 21st birthday, they will no longer be considered a junior member of Wisconsin Holstein. However, those juniors that turn 21 during the year may still receive junior recognition at WHA sanctioned shows through the duration of the Championship Show in July. This also affects the age cutoff for Outstanding Boy and Girl, as their last year of eligibility will be through the age of 20 years old. Since this change is just occurring, a junior that turns 21 in 2015 may still compete for the Outstanding Boy and Girl honor for just this year. This change does not affect current guidelines around the Junior Activities Committee or Princess program. We started planning 2015 the weekend after Junior Convention with our new Junior Activities Committee at the office in Baraboo. Each year we look for improvements and enhancements to our junior convention in order to keep improving. One addressed this year was the Jeopardy contest and making sure the bugs are worked out well in advance. We found that moving the speaking deadline up and having two sets of judges greatly improved the flow of that contest this year. Another positive was the great participation we had in our junior essay contest. The judges were very impressed with the amount and the variety this year! Each junior advisor should have received a welcome email from your district’s JACs looking for some information along with their personal contact information by now. We have a strong, talented group that will be at your disposal in 2015. If you didn’t see their introductory email, call us at the office as it means we don’t have the right contact information on file for you or your county. Our 2015 WHA Princess Sierra Lurvey and Princess Attendant Cierra Ehrke-Essock have been busy prepping, training and gearing up for a busy year. They joined the JAC meeting in order to be a part of the planning process of junior events and then completed their training with the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and our royalty mentor panel in January. They are prepped and ready to hit the year running. If you would like Sierra or Cierra to attend, speak or present at one of your events, please fill out their request form found on the Royalty contact page of our website and I will get them scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. A busy spring season is about to kick off starting with the Spring Barn Meetings with guest speaker Cy Letter discussing classification and helping each of you understand the breakdowns that lead to the final score. We have heard people question and wonder how two cows that aren’t similar end up with the same final score. We hope you can make one of these great sessions to help understand that final assessment. A big thank you to our three hosts! You can find more about them and our sessions located on page 48 and 49 in the Midwest Holsteins section of this issue. Quickly following these meetings comes our Midwest National Spring Show in Madison, WI, on April 25. This will be our first year at the new pavilions and we have done a lot of planning with them already. Make sure you utilize our online entry system to enroll for the show this year! A link can be found on our homepage or on the Spring Show page itself. It should make the entry process quick and easy, especially if you utilized the system last year. This system will be available for all shows again in 2015. I am looking forward to seeing all of you out and about in the coming year as we celebrate our 125th anniversary. Be sure to watch our Facebook page on Thursdays as we post pictures from the past and come see our traveling panels at one of our many events! Larry Nelson, WHA Execute Director

From your President Chris McCullough Dear Wisconsin Holstein members, Selections are well underway for the 125th anniversary edition of the Wisconsin Showcase Sale and have been going very well. Thank you to those that have already consigned and if you would still like to, there is still time. Please contact anyone on the selections committee and they would be glad to talk to you. By the time you receive this issue of the WI Holstein News our annual convention will be done. Thank you to Pierce and Pepin counties for hosting us in Hudson. This also means my term as your president will be over. I would certainly like to thank each of you for your support and participation this past year. A special thank you also goes out to my fellow board members for entrusting me with this position and everything that each one of you brings to the table. Also, thank you to our great staff. Each one of you is a great asset to our association and we are very privileged to have you on our team. Finally, I would like to thank my family for all that they do as well. Chris McCullough

Upcoming Issues April

District 7 Feature Production issue, including Top Performers and Wisconsin’s “Top 10s” Adult Convention Results 125th Feature: Distinguished Breeders Ads due March 11


District 2 Feature 125th Anniversary Issue Ads due April 3


Midwest Holsteins issue District 10 Feature “Top 10” genomic leaders (heifers/cows) 125th Feature: National Conventions hosted by WI, past National directors Ads due May 8

July/August AI Feature - Select Sires

District 8 Feature 125th Feature: Junior Trip Ads due June 10

September District 6 Feature

Summer show results 125th Feature: Championship/District Show series history Ads due August 10


Midwest Holsteins Futurity Results 125th Feature: Futurity Ads due September 4

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Rickert Bros. LLC – Rickland Holsteins Jim & Kelly Rickert, Greg & Laura Rickert, Andrew & Shannon Rickert, Andy & Jenna DeVries, and Don & Lila Rickert, Eldorado by Ashley Yager Jim & Kelly Rickert Family

ickland Holsteins is an operation built on years of passion for the Holstein breed and the dairy industry. The Rickert’s rich tradition of family, hard work and breeding Registered Holsteins has solidified their position in Holstein history, through both the genetics produced and their industry leadership. Jim and Greg Rickert have had a calling for farming and Registered Holsteins their entire lives. Don’s parent’s Eldor and Edna Rickert purchased the home farm in 1936. When Don graduated from the UWMadison Farm Short Course in 1952, the farm had 160 acres and 33 cows. The Rickert’s now farm 2,000 acres and have over 1,000 cows. The Rickerts currently milk in a double-12 parallel parlor that was installed in 2000, and a rolling herd average on 1051 cows and 3x of 27,537 pounds milk, with 3.8% 1044F and 3.1% 840P. They test milk the first week of every month to take a sample, but lactation totals are based on a 7-day average taken from daily weights on each cow. Rickland farms is owned by Donald and Lila, along with Greg and Jim. Jim’s son, Andrew, has also been transitioning into ownership, as well as Greg’s son-in-law, Andy DeVries. Jim and Greg work together to manage the genetics in the herd – Jim is more focused on cow families and Greg tends to keep track of the genomic sires and trends. Andrew takes care of all feeding, TMR for the herd, calf registrations and field work. Andy helps with crops, farm machinery, and equipment maintenance. Don is still involved by helping with fieldwork, payroll and farm finances. Jim and his wife Kelly manage calf feeding. Andrew’s wife Shannon also helps with calves when she can. There are an additional 12 non-family employees on the farm, in addition to full-time herdsman Rick Hartman. Rick does all hoof trimming for the herd. The Rickert family has always operated under a progressive mindset, so it’s no surprise the Rickland genetic program has shifted heavily to genomics the last ten years, with over half the mating to genomic sires. The Rickert’s work heavily with Select Sires as a cooperative herd, and genomic test many heifers and necessary bulls, with first choice given to Select. They have 12 cows contracted right now, and typically flush once or twice a week. They also have a few animals at Sunshine Genetics at a time for IVF work. The Rickland herd has a BAA that places them in the top ten for herds over 400 cows in the U.S. for 2014. Even more impressive might be the 50 or more cows on the locator list, or the 20 years they have been recognized as a Progressive Genetics Award herd.


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Most of the heifers are raised on site, with about 150 contracted at a different location. The Rickerts send about eight bulls a year to AI, with 25 additional sold as breeding bulls. The remaining bull calves are sold at birth. One of the most successful sires to come from the Rickert’s herd recently is Rickland Predestine-669-ET, the Shamrock son of Rabur Gold Pluck, EX-91 2E GMD DOM, at Select Sires. Pluck is a daughter of Rabur Outside Plethora, a full sister to Rabur Outside Pandora, EX-91. This family is known for its great udders, feet and legs, and most importantly, perhaps, longevity. The Rickerts have a number of descendants from Pluck that have been embryo donors, including two VG Planet daughters with records over 36,000 pounds milk that have sons in AI. Pluck is an outstanding production cow as well, with a 4-05 3x 365 record of 40,090M 4.4% 1798F and 3.3% 1336P. Pluck is the only cow to have earned her place on the Rickland farm sign, and calved in May at eight and a half years of age. Aside from selling bulls, the Rickerts try to consign two or three heifers to elite sales each year. One of their most recent consignments, a Montross with extreme protein from Wal-Del-DH Bookem Camara, VG-86 VG-88 MS, sold for five figures on the Destination Vegas Sale. Camara is one of the key females the Rickerts are working with now. She is +2378 GTPI and is the number two protein cow in the breed at +70. Her Salvatore heifer is the highest protein heifer in the world with +82 Protein and +87 Fat, with +2428 Milk. Another Salvatore from Camara is +67 Protein and +76 Fat, with +2590 GTPI. The Rickerts are also working with Rickland Chairman 3573-ET, VG-88. Her 2-00 record at 3x and 365 days produced 36,525M with 4.0% 1450F and 2.9% 1075P. She is the #17 type cow in the breed at +4.02

Rabur Gold Pluck EX-91 2E GMD DOM

Rickland Chairman 3573-ET VG-88

Hammer-Creek Snowman Kassie VG-85

PTAT, and her dam is a VG-87 Shottle with over 31,000 pounds milk and over 1200 pounds fat. Her third dam is an EX-92 Outside with over 35,000 pounds milk. Chairman 3573’s son, Rickland Shan Carney, is a Super Sampler at Select Sires. He has a GTPI of +2355, with +3.6 PTAT and +3.6 UDC. There are embryos due from 3573 by Kingboy, Bombero, Tatum, Beemer, and Park. Additional cows and heifers that are on the Rickert’s flush program now include Hammer-Creek Snowman Kassie, VG-85, Rickland McCutchen 4597-ET, Rickland Supersire 4593-ET, and Rickland Predestine 4660-ET. Kassie’s Predestine son, Pickford, is +2490 GTPI and +858 NM$, and is a Super Sampler at Select Sires. Predestine 4660 is a full sister to Pickford, and the Rickert’s oldest Predestine. McCutchen 4597 is the second highest of her sire, with a GTPI of +2563. The Rickerts have pregnancies from her by Silver, Yoder and Profit. Supersire 4593 is +2479 GTPI and has Kingboys on the ground, with additional pregnancies by Damarus due in April. She is due in May to Park. Just dipping their toes into the polled genetics pool, the Rickerts also have Ri-Val-Re Ehdt Nikole-P-ET. Their highest polled heifer at +2220 GTPI, Nikole is from a VG Observer x VG-87 Goldwyn. Some of the bulls the Rickerts are using now include Montross, Yoder, Kingboy, Damaris, Carney, Park, Pickford, Pepper, Spark, Monterey, Silver, Pure, Entail and Tampa. Jim has been impressed with McCutcheon daughters in the milking pens, as the Rickerts have ten milking with outstanding numbers and acceptable type. Freddie is a little older bull that had a positive impact on the herd, as well as Shamrock. Planet is another sire that has produced for the Rickert family. Rickland gained three new EX cows when they scored in November, and they were sired by Shottle, Goldwyn and Super. The Super has a daughter headed to the Quest for Success this spring. Something even more impressive than the Rickland herd is the family’s involvement in organizations within the dairy industry. Andrew is a third

generation graduate of UW-Madison’s Farm and Industry Short Course, and was an active member of the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association growing up. He was named Outstanding Holstein Boy in 2003 and became a National DJM Finalist in 2004. Another tie for generations of the Rickert family is Don and Jim’s involvement in the adult association. Both Don and Jim served as President of the Wisconsin Holstein Board of Directors, and Jim says as a member of an organization he makes it a priority to be active through participation and giving back. He recalled his first election in 2005, when Brian Krull was the first person to congratulate him, and the board provided them the chance to become friends. Jim and Kelly still enjoy the camaraderie of the board, which even though they are no longer actively serving, still gets together once a year to visit outside of WHA events. The Rickerts have been long-time state and national convention attendees, and Jim still serves on the WHA scholarship and legislative and resolution committees. Aside from the WHA board, Jim was on the state DHIA board for 12 years. He has been a member of the Badgerland Financial board since 2010, which he has enjoyed as well. Greg is no stranger to community, either, as he was the assistant varsity basketball coach in Rosendale for many years. Greg also serves on the Country Visions Coop Board. Jim and Kelly have also been involved in church boards and committees and the Eldorado Lions Club for 30 years. The entire Rickert family is active in their Fond du Lac County Holstein Club, participating through the years by holding office, serving on various committees, supporting the county sale, and hosting the county picnic and twilight meetings. The service through the generations truly shows, as Don and Lila were recognized in 1993 for their distinguished service in the county. In 2011, Jim and Kelly were bestowed that same honor. The Rickert family has, and will continue to make an impact on the industry as the next generations become partners in the farm and maintain the tradition of breeding Registered Holsteins. The future looks bright for Rickland Holsteins and the family behind it.

Don & Lila Rickert celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary

Shannon & Andrew Rickert with children Emma, Miles & Jonah

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Junior Holstein Convention Results Wisconsin Holstein Youth were “Out of this League in 2015” The annual Wisconsin Junior Holstein County, Matthew Kramer of Fond du Lac County, Lizi Endres of Dane Convention was hosted by the Dodge County County, and Cassie Endres of Dane County. The Young Distinguished Junior Holstein Members include Courtney juniors in Fond du Lac, Wis., at the Holiday Inn, January 2-4, 2015. Over 500 Holstein members, chaperones, and Moser of Vernon County, Kalista Hodorff of Fond du Lac County, Kaianne Hodorff of Fond du Lac County, Michael Moede of Kewaunee volunteers were in attendance to help make the weekend a huge success. Throughout the convention junior members participated in numerous County, Elise Bleck of Sheboygan County, Kylie Nickels of Dodge County, contests, including speaking, arts and crafts, photography, dairy jeopardy Dawson Nickels of Dodge County, Alli Walker of Columbia County, and dairy bowl. The largest competition of the weekend was dairy bowl, Lindsey Sarbacker of Dane County, Rachel McCullough of Green County and Brooke Trustem of Rock County. in which 33 junior, 23 senior, and 11 rookie teams competed. Finally, 12 & Under member recognition was awarded to Hannah Over 50 volunteers helped coordinate dairy bowl matches, dairy jeopardy contests, and the speaking contest. As the dairy bowl contest came Hensel of Wood County, Sara Dorshorst of Wood County, McKenzie to a close, the Dodge County juniors took top honors in the junior division, Calvert of Lafayette County, Drew Noble of Grant County, Clarissa Ulness and the Polk County seniors defeated Dane County to earn the honor to of Manitowoc County, Jacob Harbaugh of Shawano County, Grady represent Wisconsin at the National Holstein Convention in Illinois. Dodge Wendorf of Dodge County, Megan Moede of Kewaunee County, Hunter Crowley of Winnebago County, Colton County’s team included Dawson and Kylie Brandel of Jefferson County, Brett Walker of Nickels, Matthew Gunst and Grady Wendorf. Columbia County, Hannah Hockerman of Polk County’s team was comprised of Chris Marquette County, and Jared Abraham of Rassier, Ethan Dado, Taylor Elwood, and Sheboygan County, and Madison Calvert of Cody Getschel. Lafayette County. All juniors at convention had the chance to Of the exceptional youth recognized, four compete in the dairy jeopardy competition. The representatives in the Distinguished and Young top competitor in each of three age brackets Distinguished Member categories were selected has the opportunity to compete at the national to submit award forms to the national level level. Qualifying this year was Kylie Nickels of with hopes of being honored at the National Dodge County in the junior division, Dawson Convention, being held in Illinois in June. Nickels of Dodge County in the intermediate Jessica Pralle of Clark County, Lizi Endres of division, and Lizi Endres of Dane County in Dane County, Andy Sell of Dodge County and the senior division. Placing second and third Kayla Krueger of Waupaca County were all in the junior division were Cole Booth of chosen to represent Wisconsin as Distinguished Sheboygan County and Lauren Siemers of Junior Members. The Young Distinguished Manitowoc County. In the intermediate division, Member delegates include Brooke Trustem of Ben Schmidt of Shawano County took second, Rock County, Rachel McCullough of Green and Allie Breunig of Dane County was third. County, Dawson Nickels of Dodge County and In the senior division, Andrew Greenfield of Kalista Hodorff of Fond du Lac County. Fond du Lac and Brad Warmka of Dodge 2014 Outstanding Holstein Girl & Boy: The 2015 Wisconsin Holstein Princess and County placed second and third, respectively. Carrie Warmka and Ryan Pralle In the speaking contest, Wisconsin can send Attendant were also crowned at the banquet on up to three delegates in each division to Saturday evening. This year, Sierra Lurvey of compete at National Convention. To compete, youth Richland County will serve as the WHA Princess, and must prepare a speech on a topic related to the dairy Cierra Ehrke-Essock of Jefferson County will join her industry at a length assigned to their specific age as the WHA Princess Attendant. division. Heading to National Convention this year are Special recognition is given to youth leaders that Mae Buttles of St. Croix County, Brianna Meyer of have been nominated by youth in the Junior Holstein Calumet County, and Matthew Gunst of Dodge Association and selected by the Junior Activities County in the junior division. Courtney Moser of Committee. This year’s WHY (Wisconsin Holstein Vernon County, Eva Doornink of Pierce County, and Youth) Friends were Amber Elliott of Dane County in Kelsey Cramer of Green County qualified in the the five year and under division, and Dana Kepler of intermediate division. Representing the senior division Richland County in the six years and over division. will be Charlie Hamilton of Grant County, Kati Wisconsin Holstein awarded over $16,000 in Kindschuh of Fond du Lac County and Cierra Ehrkescholarships this year, and an auction was held to raise Essock of Jefferson County. funds for future awards. Donated items auctioned off On Saturday evening, the annual banquet was held included clippers from Andis, UW-Madison Men’s to honor outstanding juniors in the Association. Ryan Hockey tickets donated by Larry Nelson, a certificate Pralle of Clark County and Carrie Warmka of Dodge for a Bonnie Mohr print, UW-Madison Men’s BasketCounty claimed the most prestigious honor, being ball tickets donated by Corey Geiger and Krista WHA Princesses named Outstanding Holstein Boy and Girl. These Knigge, another pair of men’s basketball tickets 2015 Princess Sierra Lurvey & individuals have excelled in their Holstein programs Princess Attendant Cierra Ehrke-Essock donated by the Rob Rippchen family, a show package and have been an asset to the Association and dairy donated by NASCO, a stay at the “Doctor’s House” industry as a whole. Also receiving honors were 12 other Distinguished by Daluge Travel, and five units of GOLD CHIP donated by East Junior Members, 11 Young Distinguished Junior Member winners, and 14 Central/Select Sires. Funds from these items, along with a silent auction, Twelve & Under Recognition winners, all of which excelled in their are put into the WHA scholarship fund, and over $3,000 was added this Wisconsin Holstein activities in 2014. year. High school seniors, short course, and two and four year college 2014 Distinguished Junior Holstein Members include Karsen Haag of students that are members of WHA are all eligible for these scholarships. Dane County, Charles Hamilton of Grant County, Rachel Hartlaub of Throughout the convention, youth were recognized for other outstandManitowoc County, Kayla Krueger of Waupaca County, Cassy Krull of ing achievements, including Junior Progressive Breeder and Long Range Jefferson County, Austin Nauman of Monroe County, Jessica Pralle of Production animals producing 100,000 to over 200,000 pounds of milk Clark County, Elizabeth Sarbacker of Dane County, Andy Sell of Dodge over their lifetime. 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Distinguished Junior Members Front: Kayla Krueger, Cassy Krull, Matt Kramer, Karsen Haag and Charlie Hamilton Back: Austin Nauman, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Andy Sell, Jessica Pralle, Ryan Pralle, Carrie Warmka, Rachel Hartlaub, Lizi Endres and Cassie Endres

Younger Distinguished Junior Members

National DJM Representatives

Front: Kalista Hodorff, Alli Walker, Dawson Nickels, and Courtney Moser Back: Elise Bleck, Kylie, Brooke Trustem, Kaianne Hodorff, Lindsey Sarbacker, and Rachel McCullough

National YDJM Representatives

include Ryan, Jessica and Nicole Pralle of Clark County, Katrina Nunes Shawano County. The group will be traveling the state early this spring. The convention concluded Sunday morning with an awards breakfast of Chippewa County, Elizabeth Sarbacker of Dane County, Bryce Krull of Jefferson County, Cassy Krull of Jefferson County, Dane Trustem of and the annual business meeting, where four new Junior Activities Rock County, Brooke Trustem of Rock County, Cole, Ava and Campbell Committee (JAC) members were elected. The JAC group is responsible for Booth of Sheboygan County, Riley Miller of Rock County, Nicole Wright coordinating and overseeing all junior events within the Wisconsin Junior of Jefferson County, Courtney Moser of Vernon County, Katherine Larson Holstein Association. Selected this year for the southwest district was Logan of Vernon County, Nathan Cordes of Barron County, Charlie Hamilton Voigts of Lafayette County, Rachel Coyne of Pierce County for the of Grant County, Valerie Kramer of Fond du Lac County, Matthew northwest district, Kristen Broege of Rock County for the southeast, and Kramer of Fond du Lac County, Sarah Hensel of Sheboygan County, Andrew Greenfield of Fond du Lac County for the northeast. These Andy Sell of Dodge County, Joey Opsal of Dane County, Allisa Frisle of members will serve a two-year term as JAC’s, and join second-year Barron County and Madison, McKenzie and Payton Calvert of Lafayette members Charlie Hamilton of Grant County, Jessica Pralle of Clark County, Andy Sell of Dodge County and Crystal Siemers-Peterman of County. Long Range production owners of cows include McKenzie Calvert of Manitowoc County. The contest room is always fun and a great way to show off projects Lafayette County, Julia Nunes of Chippewa County, Matthew Kramer of Fond du Lac County, Emily Steger of Crawford County, Dane Trustem of done by junior members throughout the year. In the advertising contest, Rock County, Julia Nunes of Chippewa County, Jessica Steger of Crawford members submit advertisements they ran in the Wisconsin Holstein News or County, Joey Opsal of Dane County, Charlie Hamilton of Grant County, something they designed at home on their own. This year’s winners in the Valerie Kramer of Fond du Lac County, Nathan Cordes of Barron County, junior division were McKenzie, Madison and Payton Calvert of Lafayette Elise Bleck of Sheboygan County, Kari Brokish of Iowa County, Carley County, Clayton and Cole Mahlkuch of Green County and Elise Bleck of Sheboygan County. In the senior diviKrull of Jefferson County, Ryan, sion, Carley Krull of Jefferson County, Jessica and Nicole Pralle of Clark Nicole Wright of Jefferson County County, Elizabeth Sarbacker of Dane and Katherine Larson of Vernon County, Geneva Nunes of Chippewa County were recognized. Taking County, Riley Miller of Rock County, people’s choice honors were Ava and Dane Trustem of Rock County. The Wisconsin Junior Holstein Booth of Sheboygan County in the Association awards interested juniors junior division and Kayla Krueger of the opportunity to travel to an area of Waupaca County in senior. the state to tour farms and learn from In the photography contest’s farm their dairy operations. This Farm Tour people photos, Hunter Crowley of award was given to 13 recipients Winnebago County, Jared Abraham including Adam Field of District 5 of Sheboygan County, and Bryce Junior Holstein Club, Sanne DeBruijn Crowley of Winnebago County were of Manitowoc County, Erica Helmer recognized. In the senior division, of Sheboygan County, Amanda Rachel Coyne of Pierce County (first Gehrke of Wood County, Matthew and third place) and Jessica Steger of Kramer of Fond du Lac County, Crawford County had photos that Carley Krull of Jefferson County, received top honors. People’s choice Jennifer Krull of Shawano County, awards went to Campbell Booth of 12 & Under Recognition winners Riley Miller of Rock County, Megan Sheboygan County and Rachel Coyne Front: McKenzie Calvert, Madison Calvert, Sara Dorshorst and Nelson of Trempealeau County, Paige of Pierce County. Nelson of Pierce County, Nicole Pralle Hannah Hensel; Back: Brett Walker, Jacob Harbaugh, Grady Wendorf, In photography’s farm scenes of Clark County, Ryan Smith of Clarissa Ulness, Hunter Crowley, Jared Abraham, Hannah Hockerman, category, Courtney Moser of Vernon Colton Brandel and Drew Noble Green County and Kaila Wussow of County took first, while Bryce Crowley wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2015-11

of Winnebago County received second and Courtney Moser of Vernon County also took third in the junior division. Excelling in the senior division were Jessica Steger of Crawford County, Rachel Coyne of Pierce County, and Sara Griswold of Dane County in third. People’s choice honors went to Courtney Moser of Vernon County in the junior contest and Cierra Ehrke-Essock of Jefferson County in senior. Wrapping up the photography contest was the farm animals category, where Campbell Booth of Sheboygan County took first and Elise Bleck of Sheboygan County and Brooke Hammann of Barron County came in second and third respectively. Sara Griswold of Dane County took first, Joey Opsal of Dane County took second and Jessica Steger of Crawford County rounded out the senior division in third place. People’s choice awards went to Campbell Booth and Sam Minch of Wood County. The juniors got creative in the arts contest, and taking top honors in the junior division were Clarissa Ulness of Manitowoc County, Brandon Biesel of Manitowoc County, and Tamara Hendrickson of Vernon County. In the senior division, Amanda Gehrke of Wood County took top honors and Eva Doornink of Pierce County rounded out the contest. Clarissa Ulness and Amanda Gehrke received the people’s choice awards. Also bringing out creativity were those in the crafts contest. Hannah Hensel of Wood County, McKenna Coffeen of Brown County, and Matthew Gunst of Dodge County were the top individuals in the junior division, with no seniors participating in the contest. People’s choice went to McKenna Coffeen. Each county is encouraged to submit a scrapbook of their activities throughout the year. These books are judged and awards are given to the top three counties. This year, Sheboygan County earned top honors, and District 5 Juniors and Wood County followed closely in second and third place. Digital scrapbooks were also submitted, and the winners of that contest were Lafayette County with Dodge County taking second place. The folding display contest was a huge success again this year. Individuals developed display boards to highlight activities or subjects within the dairy industry. First in the junior division was Brady Bleck of Sheboygan County, second was Jared Abraham of Sheboygan County, and third was Alex Shaw of Jefferson County. Alex Shaw of Jefferson County was named people’s choice in this contest. First in the intermediate division was Courtney Moser of Vernon County, second and people’s choice was Madelynn Gwidt of Shawano County. In the senior contest, Valerie Kramer of Fond du Lac County was the winning entry, and Katherine Larson was second place and people’s choice winner. The state banner contest was very competitive, and a banner from Wood County took first place. Sheboygan County was second, and Chippewa County third. The Wood County banner will represent Wisconsin at this year’s National Holstein Convention in Illinois. The annual essay contest encourages members to write about assigned topics relating to today’s dairy industry. With an unprecedented number of entries in this year’s junior division, taking top honors was Connor Siemers of Manitowoc County. Second went to Dawson Nickels of Dodge County, and a tie for third went to Clarissa Ulness of Manitowoc County and Cole Booth of Sheboygan County. In the senior division, Rachel Coyne of Pierce County was first with Zach Dressler of Iowa County second. One of the most coveted awards, based on participation throughout the year and enthusiasm, is the Spirit award, which was given to Rock County. The Bell-R-Ring contest was also won by Rock County with a clever song featuring the ‘Rock-a-pellas.’ For teams to be seated in the dairy bowl contest, they must take a written exam on the first day of convention. Those individuals scoring highest are recognized with awards. High scores in the junior division this year went to Lauren Siemers of Manitowoc County, Kelli Marshall of Barron County, and Ben Schmidt of Shawano County. Recognized for high scores in the senior division were Ethan Dado and Chris Rassier of Polk County, and Lizi Endres of Dane County. The Wisconsin Holstein Association would like to commend the Dodge County Junior Holstein Association members and chaperones, and extend a special thank you to all volunteers that helped make the weekend a success! The Association would also like to thank the following junior raffle sponsors: Siemers Holsteins, WI State Farmer, Accelerated Genetics, Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, ABS Global, Inc., CRV, Holstein World, The Country Today, Animart, NASCO, East Central/Select Sires, Cattle Connection, UWMadison Badger Dairy Club, International Protein Sires, Semex, World Dairy Expo, Agri-View, Hoard’s Dairyman, Wisconsin Holstein Association, and Wisconsin Holstein Publications.

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Scholarship Recipients

Front: Katherine Larson, Kristen Broege, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Laura Finley and Karsen Haag; Middle: Kati Kindschuh, Sara Griswold, Nicole Wright, Abigail Martin, Valerie Kramer, Cassie Endres, Lizi Endres and Cassi Miller; Back: Carrie Warmka, Jordan Siemers, Logan Voigts, Elizabeth Sarbacker and Ethan Dado

Speaking Contest

Front: Eva Doornink, Courtney Moser and Kelsey Cramer Middle: Mae Buttles, Matthew Gunst and Briana Meyer Back: Charlie Hamilton, Kati Kindschuh and Cierra Ehrke-Essock

WHY Friend Awards

Dana Kepler (left), Richland County, and Amber Elliott, Dane County

Dodge County Junior Dairy Bowl Team

Front: Grady Wendorf, Matthew Gunst, Dawson Nickels and Kylie Nickels; back: coach Sarah Wendorf, coach Linda Behling, alternate Sam Pitterle, coach Kyle Natzke, coach Mandy Sell

Shawano County Junior Dairy Bowl Team

Front: Carter Jauquet, Ben Schmidt, Taylor Gracyalny and Mason Jauquet; Back: coaches Sara Harbaugh & Heather Jauquet

Polk County Senior Dairy Bowl Team

Front: Tayler Elwood, coach Patti Hurtgen and Chris Rassier; Back: Ethan Dado and Cody Getschel

Dane County Senior Dairy Bowl Team

Front: Zach Endres, Allie Breunig, Lizi Endres and Joey Opsal; Back: coaches Amber Elliott, Cassie Endres and Amanda Smith

County Scrapbook

Front: Ava Booth (Sheboygan), Hannah Hockerman (District 5), Rainna Simone, Sara Dorshorst (Wood Co); Back: Jared Abraham, Brady Bleck, Campbell Booth, Elise Bleck (Sheboygan Co), Madison Calvert, Maria Balbach, McKenzie Calvert (Lafayette Co)

Advertising Contest

Front: Carley Krull, Elise Bleck, Ava Booth, Kayla Krueger; Back: Payton, Madison, McKenzie Calvert, Katherine Larson, Cole Mahlkuch, Clayton Mahlkuch wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2015-13

2014 Outstanding Holstein Girl & Boy Outstanding Holstein Girl - Carrie Warmka What an honor to be named Wisconsin’s 2014 Outstanding Holstein Girl! I will never forget hearing my name being called at Junior Convention announcing me as the next Holstein Girl, my dream had come true. A girl that was once just the girl tagging along behind her dad on the farm was now following in the footsteps and joining an amazing group of people who share a passion for the Holstein cow. I grew up on my family’s dairy farm, Warmka Holsteins, in Fox Lake in northern Dodge County with my parents Russ and Laura Warmka and siblings Erik, Brad and Danielle. Our farm started out as a herd of 100 grade Holsteins in a stanchion barn, but it has come a long way since I was a little girl. The farm now consists of 450 Holsteins and all animals on the farm are registered or identified with Holstein USA as we work to upgrade our herd. My interest in the Registered Holstein industry began with my first Holstein Convention in 2007. The convention was being hosted by Dodge County and they asked me to be a member of their dairy bowl team. From that point on my love of the Holstein cow erupted. I went on to purchase my first Registered Holstein, Meyervilla Tornado Deandra, from the Fond du Lac Classic. Deandra was one of four animals that we purchased that day and thus began our herd upgrade to Registered Holsteins. Aside from my involvement in Junior Holsteins, I am currently a senior at the University of WisconsinMadison, where I am majoring in dairy science. On campus, I am very active in the Badger Dairy Club, where I currently serve as President and am the General Chair for the 17th Badger Invitational coming up this April. I’m also a member of the UW-Madison dairy judging team, Association of Women in Agriculture, and Sigma Alpha-Alpha Tau Agricultural Sorority. Upon graduation this May, I plan to pursue a career in the dairy industry. I also hope to continue to help out on my family farm and build my herd of Registered Holsteins. I could not have reached this dream without the help of so many friends and family. First, I would like to thank my family. To my parents – thank you for instilling in me a passion for agriculture, encouraged, motivated and supported me. To my siblings – thank you for picking the slack at home when I was gone. This dream would have never been born if I hadn’t been asked to get involved in the Dodge County Junior Holsteins, so to those of you who pushed me to get more involved in dairy, I thank you. Finally, thank you to my entire Dodge County family. The last eight years have been nothing short of amazing. While I am sad that my Junior Holstein career has come to an end, I am excited to give back to the junior programs that helped me get to where I am today and to see what the adult association has to offer.

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Outstanding Holstein Boy - Ryan Pralle My journey with Holsteins began at a young age. Little Ryan would wake up, grab his blanky and run outside to help mom and dad milk the 120 cows in our tie-stall barn. I don’t know how much help a bare-bottomed two-year-old, with a blanket cape, sucking his thumb was but I had to start somewhere. Like most dairy youth, I began contributing to the farm by feeding calves with Grandpa John. My responsibilities then grew to feeding even more calves with my little sisters when we expanded the farm. Today, Selz Farm Inc. has developed a 400 cow milking herd housed at the Selz-Pralle Dairy (est. 1998) with calf, heifer, maternity, bull and transition cow facilities located at the original farm site. I have had a hand in working in all phases of our farm. My responsibilities grew from calf care and young cattle to include maternity care, operating heavy machinery, cleaning freestalls, milking cows, mixing feed rations and training employees. Each area of our farm has specific protocols that we follow and which are reviewed by our professional consultants regularly. I was included and gave input in these discussions and reviews. It has been blessing to have a family that believes in being involved with our community, especially the Holstein community. It gave me the opportunity to get involved with some of the most nurturing and rewarding organizations that facilitated my involvement with dairy. My dairy community involvement started with showing a little summer calf in Little Britches at the Clark County Fair. Eventually, I grew to become a leader in my 4-H club in the dairy project, dairy judging team and officer team. At the same time, I grew in the Junior Holstein Association. I participated in Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy and served a term as Vice-President. As a member of Clark County’s chapter, I helped organize events at twilight meetings including Bossy Bingo and semen auctions. I was also given the opportunity to teach youth about dairy at our annual fitting and showing workshop and also the showmanship clinic we host at the county fair. I decided to try to reach out to more youth and share my love for Holsteins by running for the Junior Activities Committee. At the Junior Convention hosted by Clark County in 2012, I had the honor of being elected as the northwest junior representative. Elected as Vice-Chair of the committee, I had the pleasure of serving with other passionate members of the Holstein family. As a JAC, I helped organize and run fitting and showing clinics, Cow Camp, District showmanship contests, junior events at Spring Show, State Show and State Fair, and the Speaking Contest at Junior Convention. My experience as a JAC has taught me the importance of collaboration and how special our organization is. Last summer, in Dubuque, IA, I was recognized as a National Distinguished Junior member finalist. It was a thrilling experience, where I was able to meet a number of young dairy enthusiasts that work hard and stay active in the Holstein community. Now as a fledging adult, I am trying to find my place in the Holstein world. Since I started competing in Dairy Bowl, I have always been plagued by questions - “What causes a cow to have a certain disorder? How can you cure it? What are the reasons behind management practices in place on farms?” These questions encouraged me to pursue answers by receiving a degree in dairy science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At UW, I’ve discovered another aptitude and passion I have in life - research. I have been provided the wonderful opportunity of executing a research project under the supervision of Dr. Heather White funded by a research scholarship provided by the UW-

Essay Contest

Front: Alex Zarecki, Ava Booth, Jared Abraham, Tyler Giddings, Hannah Hensel; Middle: Christopher Gunst, Cathryn Gunst, Clarissa Ulness, Emily Stumpf, Payton Calvert, McKenzie Calvert, Madison Calvert; Back: Cole Booth, Connor Siemers, Dawson Nickels, Rachel Coyne & Zach Dresler

Long Range Production

Front: Brooke Trustem, McKenzie Calvert, Emily Steger, Jessica Steger, Kari Brokish; Back: Dane Trustem, Matthew Kramer, Elise Bleck, Valerie Kramer, Ryan & Jessica Pralle, Joey Opsal, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Charlie Hamilton

Ryan Pralle, continued Dairy Science Department. The objective of my research is to better understand how fresh cows adapt to negative energy balance and develop fatty liver syndrome. To do this, I have to analyze the gene expression of RNA and protein in the liver of transition cows. A particular protein of interest for my present study is patatin-like phospholipase domaincontaining protein 3 (PNPLA3). PNPLA3 expression, in preliminary data, has been found to be closely associated with the regulation of fat entering the liver. Understanding why there is more or less of PNPLA3 in the liver could lead to nutrition and genetic management practices that promote fresh cow health. I find myself fascinated with nutrition related physiology and how gene expression regulation plays a role. It has become my goal to continue my education into post-doctoral work concentrating on gene pathways that regulate nutrients. With this level of education, I plan on a career in research and potentially becoming a college professor. As a professor, I would be able to give back to the industry I love in a unique way. Not only by helping producers effectively manage their fresh cows, but by educating future dairy leaders. The honor of Wisconsin Outstanding Holstein Boy is the pinnacle of my “blackand-white� career. For me, this award goes beyond recognizing a single career of hard work and success. I did not walk alone in life. All along the way, my family and mentors educated me and pushed me to be a better Holstein person. Furthermore, this award reflects the contributions of the Holstein family in our pursuit of creating a pre-eminent dairy organization. Without the work of you, my fellow Holstein members, I would not have been afforded the opportunities that have developed my character. Thank you for helping me be a representative of positive change through the works of Wisconsin Junior Holstein.

Photography Contest

Front: Campbell Booth, Courtney Moser, Hunter Crowley, Jessica Steger; Back: Cierra Ehrke-Essock, Elise Bleck, Sam Minch, Jared Abraham, Joey Opsal, Brooke Hammann, Rachel Coyne & Sara Griswold

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Trip Award Winners

Front: Riley Miller, Erica Helmer, Paige Nelson, Carley Krull; Back: Kaila Wussow, Jennifer Krull, Amanda Gehrke, Matthew Kramer, Sanne de Bruijn, Ryan Smith & Adam Field.

Junior Progressive Breeders

Front: Riley Miller, Brooke Trustem, Cassy Krull, Joey Opsal, Matthew Kramer; Middle: Courtney Moser, Ava Booth, Madison Calvert, Valerie Kramer; Back: Charlie Hamilton, Dane Trustem, Bryce Krull, Katherine Larson, Ryan Pralle, Sara Henschel, Jessica Pralle, Elizabeth Sarbacker

2014 Graduates at Convention

Folding Display Contest

Front: Brady Bleck, Jared Abraham, Courtney Moser, Alex Shaw Back: Valerie Kramer, Madelynn Gwidt, Katherine Larson

Top Dairy Bowl Seating Exam Scores

Front: Lauren Siemers, Ben Schmidt; Back: Ethan Dado & Chris Rassier (missing Lizi Endres & Kelli Marshall)

Front: Taylor Moret, Laura Finley, Carrie Warmka, Cassie Endres, Rachel Hartlaub; Back: Morgan Behnke, Karsen Haag, Bryan Cramer, Ryan Pralle, Nicholas Schuster, Jake Hoesly and Cassy Krull

Arts & Crafts

Front: Eva Doornink, Clarissa Ulness, Amanda Gehrke, Hannah Hensel; Back: Tahmera Hendrickson & McKenna Coffeen

Dairy Jeopardy

Front: Dawson Nickels, Ben Schmidt, Allie Breunig; Middle: Kylie Nickels, Cole Booth, Lauren Siemers; Back: Lizi Endres, Andrew Greenfield, Brad Warmka 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2015

Banner Winners

Sheboygan, Wood and Chippewa Counties

Attention Wisconsin Holstein Members who plan to show this year -

There are several new rules for 2015 WHA affiliated shows • In order to exhibit an animal in a WHA affiliated show, it must have an official registration paper in the form of an actual paper, fax from Holstein USA or electronic PDF from from Holstein USA. NO confirmation letters will be accepted. • All membership dues are due or need to be postmarked by May 31 or there will be a $50 late fee added. • Members are STRONGLY encouraged to make sure their animals that are tag ID’d have two tags according to Holstein USA guidelines - “The Holstein Tag ID program involves using a combination of two approved identifiers, one of which must be a Large or Maxi tag. The other identifier may be a: mini-round, RFID, Junior, Large or Maxi tag. As an alternative to the two identifier rule, Large or Maxi tags may also be used in combination with: an ear tattoo, freeze-brand, photo or sketch for registration.”

Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder Recognizing the next generation of Holstein Breeders est. 1890

WHA has been recognizing a Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder since 1977. The award is given annually to a member or partnership between the ages of 21 and 40 and recognizes significant accomplishments 1. Tell us about yourself and your current operation/herd. Church-Site Farm, located in beautiful Door County, is now a fourth generation family farm owned by James and Penny Wautier and their son, Matthew. After four years of teaching high school math and physics, Matthew decided to come back to the farm making retirement in 2015 an easy option for Jim’s brother Joe and his wife, Beverly. The herd consists of 100% Registered Holsteins. 55-60 cows are milked twice a day in a stanchion barn. All of our heifers are raised in hutches for two months; and bred A.I. to calve between 1-10 and 2-years. Bull calves are raised and sold locally as herd sires. Present herd average at 2x is 28,269M 1121F 875P with a current BAA of 108.1. We raise all of our own forages on 350 acres of land. Hired help comes once again from the family; Joe’s son-inlaw, Jason Norton, milks during the week along with occasional help from Jim’s other two children, Brandon Wautier and Courtney Wautier Renard. Joe and Beverly are still available if needed. Our breeding program consists of using the top TPI sires; both proven and genomic. We strive for good udders; good feet and legs. Seldom do we use a bull minus on fat or protein. We have a few Red and White cow families in the herd and recently have been flushing their top genomic heifers. 2. How has your herd/operation changed since you won the award? Church-Site Farm had been owned and operated by Joe and Jim Wautier since 1978. As of January 2015; we have been fortunate to bring in another generation to the farm with Matthew taking over for Joe. Our traditions have stayed the same; we strive at staying productive and modern technology has created more opportunities overall. We have not increased in size; we believe there still is a place for the family farm. 3. The Wisconsin Holstein Association is celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year. What has been the most historical or most memorable moment for your herd/operation? There have been many memorable moments that have occurred on Church-Site Farms over the years. In 1992, Jim and Penny were recognized as the Wisconsin Jaycee’s Outstanding Farmers; an outstanding honor to

with the breed and their commitment to preserving the dairy industry and achieving excellence in their daily lives. In last month’s issue we featured a roundtable with some of our past Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder winners. Below is the information from the Wautier family, winners from 1988. Our apologies for not including this in the February issue. be recognized among the best our state has to offer. We have been awarded the Progressive Breeders Award for 28 years and the Progressive Genetic Herd Award for 22 years. Throughout the years we were fortunate enough to have bulls in AI and export embryos overseas. However, in our minds, the most memorable and rewarding moments have been to watch our children grow up on a truly family farm and being able to be there for all of their accomplishments. Currently even our grandchildren have the opportunity to enjoy our family farm. 4. Do you have any advice for young people looking to enter the Registered Holstein business? Best advice we can offer is to try to learn something new every day; knowledge is a gift that you never have enough of. It’s a gift you should be willing to share. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice; find someone who is honest and sincere. Don’t be afraid to make a mistake; it’s the only way to learn. Sometimes you are lucky; be thankful when you are. When you aren’t; let it go; life goes on.

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Futurity, the right is reserved to cancel same and refunds made to persons owning females that have been nominated, their share of all monied accrued after the deduction of actual expenses in the promotion of the Futurity. SALE OF ELIGIBLE ANIMALS: When an animal that is entered in the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity is sold, the eligibility may be transferred to the new owner, and it shall be his responsibility to inform the Futurity Committee of the change of ownership. The seller shall inform the buyer that the animal purchased is already entered in the Futurity. To aid in this, exhibitors will receive an entry certificate for each animal after entry payment has been received. New owners will need to sign an entry form after notification of entry into Futurity. OPEN CLASS SHOWING: If the show is held at the Wisconsin State Fair, all animals shown in the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity are eligible upon proper entry to be shown in the open class competition of the Holstein Show. It is the responsibility of the animal’s owner to fill out the necessary forms for open class competition. MISCELLANEOUS: Neither the Wisconsin Holstein Association nor the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity Committee is in any way responsible for the condition of the premises in which the Futurity is held and is not liable in the event of accident or loss of persons or property. All matter pertaining to the showing of the Futurity are subject to the rules, regulations and health requirements of any WI Holstein Association sponsored show along with those for the show at which the Futurity is held. DRESS CODE: Every exhibitor must have formal dress to show in the Futurity. (Minimum requirements for men include a shirt, tie and dress pants while women should wear a dress, business suit or the equivalent.) Exhibitors not meeting the minimum dress code requirement will be denied entry into the show ring. Interest on Futurity entry fee accounts and any sponsorship monies may be used to offset show expenses at the discretion of the WHA Board of Directors and the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity Committee.

Address ___________________________________________________________________________ Signature of Exhibitor_________________________________________ Mail Futurity Entry to: Wisconsin Holstein Association, 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913

Name of Owner __________________________________________________________________________________ Phone _______________________________________

Fee Schedule: Payment of $35 per animal due on or before December 31, 2014; Late entries will be accepted from January 1-April 30, 2015 for $50 per animal and from May 1-August 15, 2015 for $100 per animal. Full entry fees must accompany entry form or sent within the appropriate time noted above.




Full Name of Animal Date of Birth Reg. Number Sire Sire’s A.I. Organization ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2017 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity Official Entry Blank

PURPOSE: To stimulate interest in the breeding and exhibiting of outstanding Officially Identified Holsteins of 87% RHA or higher. To promote the Registered Holstein breed and dairy industry to the general public with an appealing and memorable presentation. PROCEDURES: An animal is nominated by an owner. All nominations are the responsibility of the owner. Dates, fees and rules will be followed to the letter. ELIGIBILITY: Any registered Holstein female that was born September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014 is eligible for the 2017 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity. FEES: Entries, along with $35 per animal, must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2014. Late entries will be accepted until April 30, 2015 for $50 per animal and late fee of $100 per animal will be accepted until August 15, 2015. Full entry fees must accompany entry form or sent within the appropriate time noted above. PURSE: The purse in this event shall consist of all monies received by the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity (plus interest earned) as nomination fees, less the actual expenses incurred in its promotion and management. All Futurity monies shall be kept in a separate Futurity Fund and used only for Futurity purposes. The purse in this event will be divided among the first forty Futurity placings as follows: 1st place winner - 15% plus sponsorship monies 2nd................12% Next ten places ........2% each 3rd...................9% Next ten places .....1.5% each 4th...................8% Next fifteen places ...1% each 5th...................6% (If 100% of purse money is not distributed by above breakdown, the balance will be split equally amongst all participants.) REFUNDS: When nomination fees and the payment in connection with the Futurity are received, they are committed for the purse of this event and no refunds will be made, whether or not the animal is shown or its eligibility discontinued by owner. In the event however, that any condition should arise which prevents the showing of the

2017 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity

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Willows-Edge Lee Velcro EX-94 3E 5-08 2x 365 41,849 4.2 1792 3.0 1268 ~ Backed by 4 EX dams 1st Junior 3 Year Old, Best Udder and Best B&O, WDE 2007 All-American Junior 3 Year Old 2007

Selling March 27 at the Quest for Success II Willows-Edge Durham Vroom, a beautiful Junior 2 Year Old prospect out of Sanchez Vague (right) due to Aftershock on May 27. She is all style and timed right for the show season. This is your opportunity to invest in a cow family that is rarely made available.

Willows-Edge San Vague-ET EX-91 EX-MS 3-02 2x 305 31,162 4.8 1511 3.0 915 2nd Senior 3 Year Old, District 1 Show 2014 Premier Breeder:

BAA: 111.8% 49 EX, 54 VG, 7 GP

’05, ’06, ’07, ’10, ’11, ’13 Midwest Fall National ’03 World Dairy Expo ’92-’01, ’04-’06, ’09, ’11-’14 District 1 ’94, ’96, ’97, ’03, ’05, ’06 WI Champ. Show ’96, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’02, ’03, ’10, ’11 MN State Fair

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




DunDEE Dorian-ET EX-94 3E GMD

3-06 2X 365 38,519 3.4 1296 3.1 1185

Dam…Markwell Durham Doreen-ET EX-91 3E GMD 2nd Dam… Markwell Luke Rapture-ET EX-92 4E GMD 3rd Dam…Markwell Bstar E Raven-ET EX-95 3E GMD 4th Dam…Markwell Mark Elite EX-92 4E GMD 5th Dam…Rockalli Mars Emily EX-94 4E GMD

Beth Herges

Dorian Daughters

Dorian has a fancy Brokaw daughter born in June.


talent hannah-ET EX-92 2E


snowman Dream

VG-87 Res. All-MN Jr. Calf – Dream is a 64” Tall Jr. 2 Yr. Old At Halter is Herdsperson Mindy Meyer Dream peaked at 123# per day. 2X

Dorian’s 11 classified daughters have an average BAA of 110.4%


talent montana-ET EX-92 Res. All-MN Jr. 3 Yr. Old


osbrnDl ivanhoe-ET EX-94 Owned by David Joos Jr.


golDsun Dana-ET VG-86 2nd Place Milking Yearling 2014 MN State Fair Member of 1st Place Produce of Dam at 2014 District Show

The herd of John & Rachael Holmgren has the 13th highest BAA in the USA @ 113.1

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Iowa Holstein Association

South Dakota Holstein Association

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Midwest Holsteins Spring 2015

INDEX Apple Mania ............................................ 70-71 B-J-Grove ...................................................... 20 Badger Invitational ........................................ 42 Bosside Holsteins .......................................... 21 Butlerview...................................................... 69 Clinton County Classic ............................ 44-45 Crest-View-Acres .......................................... 28 Dodge County Juniors .................................... 8 Elm Park Farms ..............................................30 Golden Oaks ................................................ 39 Green|Rock Dual County Sale .............. 10-11 Hauve Holsteins Dispersal ...................... 62-63 Heinz-Hope Farm ........................................ 20 Hendel Farms & Vatland Holsteins .............. 38 Hilltop Dairy ................................................ 42 Holbric Holsteins .......................................... 60 Holmgren Farms ............................................ 3 Honeycrest Farms Dispersal.......................... 43 Honey Pine Holsteins.................................... 36 Iowa Spring Sale ............................................ 9 Ja-Knoll Holsteins ........................................ 66 Jo-Clar Dispersal .......................................... 47



K-Lane Farms .............................................. 51 Kara-Kesh Holsteins .................................... 75 Kaufmann, Dan ............................................ 50 KHW Genetics.............................................. 22 Linerway Holsteins........................................ 41 Lone-Oak Acres ............................................ 14 Lyons Holsteins ............................................ 23 Maple Lawn Farm ........................................ 73 Marathon County .................................... 52-56 Matthiae Holsteins Dispersal ........................ 40 Mayerlane Holsteins...................................... 29 Mil-R-Mor .................................................... 65 Milksource Genetics ...................................... 76 Minnesota Directory of Services .................. 74 Minnesota Red & White Assoc. .................... 14 Minnesota Spring Sale ............................ 24-25 Newaita Dairy .............................................. 66 NW Illinois Spring Sizzler ............................ 12 Oertel Farms ................................................ 68 Olmar Farms ................................................ 15 PDCA Calf Sale............................................ 12 Purple Ribbon Classic .................................. 72

Quest for Success II ................................ 17-19 RedFest with a Touch of Black .................... 50 Rock-N-Hill Holsteins .................................. 23 Rock-N-Hill-II Holsteins .............................. 16 Sandy Valley Farms ...................................... 29 Second Look Holsteins.................................. 64 Sherdale Farms.............................................. 46 Smithcrest Holsteins...................................... 41 Sugar Creek Dairy ........................................ 67 Synergy Dairy .............................................. 37 University of Minnesota ................................ 7 UW-Madison ................................................ 13 Violet Hill ...................................................... 31 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale .................................................................. 34-36 Wide Open Dispersal .................................... 61 Wildvale Holsteins .......................................... 6 Willows Edge .................................................. 2 Wisconsin Holstein Association ................ 5, 30 cover photo by Kelsey Cramer, Juda, WI

Wisconsin Holstein Association 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 Phone (608) 356-2114 • Fax (608) 356-6312 1-800-223-4269

Announcing the 125th Anniversary Edition of

To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813 Phone (608) 723-4933 • Fax (608) 723-4973 e-mail: WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION STAFF: Larry Nelson, Executive Director Laura Wackershauser, Editor/Advertising Manager Sharon Maffei, Membership Coordinator Ashley Yager, Public Relations Associate WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Chris McCullough, President - Juda, 608-934-1425 Paula Bovre, Vice President - Fond du Lac, 920-923-6991 Marci Walker, Secretary - WI Dells, 608-253-3003 Kevin Jorgensen, Executive Committee - Waupun, 920-210-3992 Matt Lippert, Executive Committee - Pittsville, 715-884-6578 Todd Borgwardt - Valders, 920-758-3133 Bill Calvert - Cuba City, 608-759-2080 Dan Cnossen - Hatley, 715-302-1327 Tracy Nelson - Ellsworth, 715-307-1804 Chad Ryan - Fond du Lac, 920-960-1449 Todd Stanek - Fall Creek, 715-456-8718 Kent Wendorf - Viroqua, 608-689-2201 NATIONAL DIRECTORS: Paul Buhr Viroqua • 608-606-3480 Corey Geiger Mukwanago • 920-650-0294

Saturday, May 16th Great Northern Sales Arena Fond du Lac, WI


uilding on the success of our 2013 sale we are excited to announce the 125th Anniversary Edition of the Wisconsin Showcase Sale! Our last event was a tremendous offering of some of the best young cows in the state and we will be cataloging the same and even deeper quality for this edition. Additionally, we will offer the best in every avenue of breeding: fancy show calves, elite genomic females and time tested breeder pedigrees that our state is famous for. We hope you’ll join us in Fond du Lac on May 16th! MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015 - 5

Spring Highlights Dream-Prairie Gold Banjo EX-90 EX-MS 3yrs 37,322 3.4% 1269 3.0% 1127 6th Generation VG/EX Fresh with a McCutchen Heifer! Sire: Goldwyn Dam: VG-85 Shottle 2nd Dam: EX-93-2E GMD Durham Next 3 Dams: VG-89, EX-93-3E, VG-85

Red EJ Sanchez Lanie EX-90

3yrs 37,609 3.7% 1402 3.0% 1134 7th Generation VG/EX from the Dellias Pregnant to Reality-Red! Sire: Sanchez Dam: EX-91-3E Lancelot 2nd Dam: EX-90 GMD DOM BW Marshall Next 4 Dams: VG-87 GMD DOM, EX-90 GMD DOM, EX-95-2E GMD DOM, EX-90-2E Banjo & Lanie were purchased last spring to add to our new tie stall barn and join these herdmates:

Wildvale Burt Booz VG-85 Wildvale Finest China VG-85 Wildvale JayZ Daisy VG-87 Wildvale Armstead Dot VG-87 Wildvale Dex Gal VG-86 Wildvale Mr Sam Hanover VG-87

5yrs 34,262 4.2 1437 3.3 1123 5yrs 38,184 3.0 1147 2.8 1083 3yrs 31,067 4.9 1536 3.4 1056 5yrs 44,482 3.7 1630 2.8 1253 5yrs 35,036 3.9 1351 3.1 1084 4yrs 33,006 3.7 1232 2.9 943

Wildvale Million Hill VG-86 Wildvale Potter Piper VG-86 Wildvale Calypso Ricky VG-85 Wildvale Potter Rosa VG-86 Wildvale Ito Sticky VG-88

4yrs 34,621 3.7 1285 3.0 1032 5yrs 33,932 3.5 1190 3.0 1011 5yrs 34,888 3.6 1262 2.9 1005 7yrs 32,510 3.5 1123 2.9 939 7yrs 35,469 3.5 1255 3.0 1081

Wildvale Holsteins

12838 N Hubert Road, Winslow, IL 61089 Kris & Theresa Wild - 815.868.2481 Kris Cell - 608.214.3259 -- Robert & Shirley Wild - 815.868.2202 Cows, heifers and bulls available at most times! 6 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015

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Iowa Spring Sale

Fayette County Fairgrounds • West Union, Iowa • 11:30 AM • March 21, 2015

Morningview Shtle Madilyn EX-94 EEEEE 2E GMD DOM 6-10 2X 365 46,580 3.8 1756 2.9 1354 Yes selling right from Kingboy’s grandam is a fancy recently Mogul daughter. Also selling is her granddaughter by Iota that is recently fresh milking over 100 on her first test. T. Schmitt

Crescentmead Radiant Rose-ET EX-90 EEVEV 3-04 2X 326 23,680 3.4 806 2.8 654 Rose completes 16 generations of EX’s, sired by Durham from an EX-90 dam. Selling is her fall calf by Windbrook. Harbaugh/ Krohlow

Ernest-Anthony Amora-ET EX-92 EEEEE 3-09 2X 305 29,050 2.8 811 2.7 787 Amora was the Senior Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the 2013 Iowa State Fair. Her dam is EX-95 Ambrosia and then EX-96 Ashlyn. Selling is her Windbrook summer yearling. Norton

Morningview Shttl Mikki-ET EX-92 EEEVE 2E GMD DOM 7-03 2X 365 43,780 3.3 1460 2.8 1233 Mikki has bred on through her daughters and granddaughters. She has five EX daughters and numerous VG. Selling is her recently fresh Destry granddaughter. Scott

Sale Force:

Scott Courtney 563-380-1318 • Paul Trapp 608-332-0079 • Bill Rauen 563-607-0694 Jim Vierhout 712-470-1202 • Ron Roskopf 414-587-4402 • Kyle Demmer 563-451-5376

Assisted by: 2564 Pole Line Road Ridgeway, IA 52165 Home: 563-387-0035 • Cell: 563-380-1318 • Fax: 563-387-0046

Sale Managed by:

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67th Illinois PDCA All-Breeds Calf Sale

Saturday, April 18, 2015 Champaign Co. Fair - 12:30

More Exciting Consignments: 12/14 Bradnick x VG-88 Aspen x EX-92-2E Adolph x EX-91-3E Linjet. Wendling 12/14 Guthrie x VG-88 Baltimor x EX-92 Jasper. Next 10 dams VG/EX. Telgmann 9/14 Atwood x 10 EX dams. 2nd-10th dams average 185,591M lifetime. Mil-R-Mor 9/14 RC Malone x VG-86-2Y Acme x EX-90 Damion. Engel Pellerat Jasper Ginger-ET VG-89-2Y Nom. All-American & All-Canadian Fall Yrlg ‘12 Her fancy GoldDust Spring Yrlg sells! Butlerview

Luck-E Durham Dellia-ET EX-92 Her 12/14 *RC Altitude daughter sells! Next dam: Vital-I Lincoln Bonnie EX-96-2E GMD DOM. Engel

12/14 Buddy x VG-85 Laurin x EX-90 Durham x EX-94-2E DOM Chief Adeen. Red Carpet 12/14 GoldSun x EX-90 Sanchez w/ over 33,000M x EX-91-2E GMD Dundee. R-Vision 9/14 Acme x VG-85 Goldwyn x VG-87 Terrason. Ludwig 7/14 Ducati. Fischer 6/14 Aftershock x VG-88 Goldwyn x EX-90 Pro. Golden-Oaks 12/14 Hampton x VG-85 Champ x VG-86. Laesch 9/14 Corvette x VG-85 Sanchez x VG-87 Damion. Schaufine

Bluff-Ridge Encore Butercup EX-94-3E DOM Selling a 12/14 Fever x VG-87 Roy x Butercup. Next 4 dams VG/EX. Bluff-Ridge

Brite Side Redman Reva-Red EX-90-2E Her 12/14 RED maternal sister by Reality sells backed by 5 gen EX dams! Oertel 9/14 RED, Polled Ladd P sells from Reva’s VG-86-2Y Durable daughter! Gueldener

9/14 RC Attract x EX-90-2E Resurrect x EX-91-3E DOM Highlight. Mitchell 6/14 RC Action x VG-85 James x EX-94-3E GMD DOM Outside. Olbrich 9/14 Dickey x VG-85 Airraid. K-Lane 6/14 Hezton x VG-86 Atwood. R-Way

Eskdale-NB Talented-Red-TW EX-92-2E Her 9/14 Adonis heifer sells! Grandam is Nom. AA R&W 2E-93 Advent Lucy. Sunshine & Hillpoint

Also selling a nice selection of show-aged calves -- Ayrshire -Brown Swiss -- Jersey -Milking Shorthorn

12/14 RC Absolute x Durham-Red. Engel 9/14 RED Absolute x VG Braxton. Engel 4/14 RED Seneca x Colt P. Koebele Klassic 9/14 Potential 11th Generation EX. Mil-R-Mor 6/14 Minister x AltaDetroit. Lyons 9/14 Airlift x Braxton. Wild 6/14 Stoic & 7/14 Save from the Roxys. Janssen 12/14 Brokaw x Hero. Golden-Oaks

Catalogs: Gritton Graphics 815-745-2049 or Gene McCoy 217-840-0157 Catalog available after 3/20 on &

9/14 Business x VG-85 Lightning. Mil-R-Mor December calf. Doll

2015 Northwest Spring Sizzler Sale Friday, May 15, 2015 · 7:00pm · Freeport, IL SALE CHAIRMEN:

Jerry Smith -- 815.275.6684 Kyle Koester -- 815.821.3344 Brett Zimmerman -- 815.541.6510 12 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015

Now accepting consignments for Northern Illinois’ Premier Spring Sale! There will also be a Food Stand and Silent Auction benefiting the Northwest Junior Club!

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Headed to the MN Spring Special Sale Lone-Oak-Acres A Edith-ET Born: 9-3-14 Sire: Aftershock Dam: Lone-Oak-Acres Gold Emma-ET VG-88 90-MS

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Minnesota Red & White Dairy Cattle Association Opportunities for junior members: MN R&W offers scholarships for junior members enrolled in a post-secondary education program. To be eligible: 1) Junior or parents must be members for the last two years 2) Individual can only receive the award once 3) The applicant must be going into first through fourth year of post-secondary education. To apply: 1) Give us a list of your academics, school and community involvements 2) Describe your farm involvement and experiences with Red & White Dairy Cattle, the MN Red & White Club and/or promotion of the breed 3) Please describe your post-secondary and career plans and goals 4) Please include a copy of your last completed semester grades or transcript. MN R&W also wants to help junior members pay for their trip to World Dairy Expo. To be eligible: 1) Junior or parents must be members for the last two years 2) Animal must show in International Red & White Show 3) Junior has to have lead animal. To apply please send a brief letter describing your experience at expo and include animals name and class. Become a member today! It’s only $10 a year, you receive voting rights at our annual meeting, any junior members in your household are eligible for scholarships and expo trip funds, also receive our yearly newsletter. Also visit us on Facebook “Minnesota Red & White Club”. We will list our newly elected board members on Facebook after our annual meeting and you can feel free to contact any of them with questions you may have. MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015-14 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015 - 14

Everybody Loves Choices... Especially when they come from Bella! Olmar Durham Bella 4E 93 4-11 365d 34,600 3.5 1212 3.1 1082

Over 200,000# milk lifetime. Her 12 scored daughters average 87 points! Currently, our herd has 20 milking “Bellas” as her descendants are commonly referred to. They are fancy cows with great ability to work hard, breed back and last a long time. Their gentle temperament make them a joy to work with!

Olmar Durham Bella

Two chances to add a Bella to your breeding herd at the Spring Sale! Consignment #1:

A fancy Goldchip heifer calf born Sept 28, 2014. She has a full sister fresh in Dec that is a standout in the barn. She is style for end to end! And don’t forget, this calf is a maternal sister to the Res. Champion of the Midwest Fall Show, Olmar Roy Beauty! Take this calf home to develop your own beauty!

Olmar Roy Beauty

Consignment #2:

The 1st choice of 2 December calves from Bella’s descendants. Option #1 is a Dec 3 Goldchip from a fancy Pronto daughter of Beauty’s full sister, Olmar Roy Bella Cera 2E 90. The Pronto is a potential 9th generation EX and will be scored in her 1st lactation in March. Watch our website for updates. Option #2 is a Dec 8 Colt 45 from the Goldchip daughter of Bella. This young, fancy Goldchip will be scored in March. Watch our website for details. Website:

Phase 4Phase Johnes Free Herd 4 Johnes Free Herd 109.1 BAA I 33EX 59VG59VG 33GP33GP 109.1 BAA | 33EX 43 years PBR | 22 years 45 years PBR I 24 Years PGHPGH DHI 2x 30,920 2.9% DHI avg: 2xavg: 30,920 3.5%3.5% 10811081 2.9% 903903

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

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Rock-N-Hill-II LJ Banana-ET EX-95 96-MS 4-03 2x 365 34,986 3.8 1331 3.0 1049 Senior & Grand Champion, District 6 Show 2012 H Watch for her VG-85 2Y Windbrook daughter in the Wisconsin Showcase Sale, she’s fresh for the second time & looks great! Sire: Sunnylodge Linjet Dam: Rock-N-Hill-II Bonnie EX-92 2nd Dam: Rock-N-Hill-II SD Bonkers EX-91 2E 3rd Dam: Rock-N-Hill Burgandy VG-88

Banana’s maternal sister: • Rock-N-Hill-II James Bozo EX-94 97-MS at 4-11 with 3 EX daughters - EX-93 Linjet Beauty, EX-90 Linjet Barbara and EX-91 Adolph Bimbo

Banana is the latest high scoring offspring from our Burgandy family. We’re excited to offer her daughter in the Wisconsin Showcase Sale and watch her develop into the next Excellent from this family for you!

Chris, Kathie, Rachel & Mac McCullough Mike & Marcy McCullough N2277 County Rd. OK, Juda, WI 53550 (608) 214-9742 Chris cell e-mail: 16 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015

Other spring consignments: Green|Rock Dual County Sale Damion 2 Yr Old from 4 VG & EX dams

RedFest with a Touch of Black 12/14 Reginald from an EX-91 Laramie

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Outstanding Pedigrees, Outstanding 2-Yr-Olds Selling March 28th ~ Clinton County Classic Sale

Astrahoe LJ Rosa Rebel-ET EX-92

RegancrestDL S Ralisha-ET EX-92 DOM

Selling! Her Haven 2-Yr-Old grand-dtr, fresh in December & potential 15th generation EX! Dam is EX-90 Durham from the Royal Rosas

Heinz-Hope Farm

Selling! Her Facebook 2-Yr-Old dtr, fresh in December & she’s on the Elite Cow Locator List at +2282GTPI, potential 8th generation EX! Nelson & Bonnie Heinzmann - 618.226.2578 Aaron, Jenn, Lane, Brady & Samantha - 618.781.7994

Show-Age Licorice Sells! Selling March 28th! Clinton County Classic Sale B-J-Grove Jabir Ladybug-ET Born 3/2/2014 +2162GTPI

Licorice Lavisha

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Sire: Coyne-Farms Jabir Dam: Ludwigs-DG Laughter GP-82-2Y 2-03 305 27,330 3.6 997 3.0 815 2nd: Savage-Leigh Lavisha VG-89 GMD (left) 3rd: Savage-Leigh Licorice EX-92 GMD DOM (left) 3x Nominated All-American Produce of Dam Nominated All-American 2006 4th: Savage-Leigh Belwood Linda EX-92 GMD DOM Nominated Global Cow of the Year 2005 Nominated All-American 1999 5th: VG-87 GMD 6th: EX-90 GMD DOM Bruce Joyce Shorty 20 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015

1169 N 100th Street Mulberry Grove, IL 62262 (618) 425-3523 Farm (618) 322-3523 Lucas

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Apple’s Destry Granddaughter

Ms D Apple Danika-Red VG-88 2-04 324 21,812 4.4 961 3.4 747 Dam: Ms Delicious Apple-Red-ET EX-94 2nd Dam: Apple EX-96 3E DOM

• Her March Aladdin to the Apple Mania sale! She has a double shot of Apple & is a very correct heifer.

• Her red Hydro March heifer is going to the Vernon County Sale Super Brood Cow

Matt-Dari Elegant Dolly-ET EX-91 2E 2-00 2x 365 31,700 4.2 1331 3.2 1025 Dam: Dev-Lin Out Daisy-ET EX-90 GMD DOM 2nd Dam: Dev-Lin Daisy Dancer EX-91 2E GMD DOM 3rd Dam: Solum Dainty Bls Daisy-ET EX-92 GMD DOM

• To the Purple Ribbon Sale, March 21 Her Kingboy new year’s day baby could be a foundation animal from this super brood cow. Most of her 2-year-olds score VG & Massey Melissa is now EX-91.

From the Ravens

T-C-G Advnt Rhapsody-Red VG-88 1-11 365 23,460 4.7 1095 3.5 827 3-08 365 24,388 4.6 1111 3.6 866 5-03 299 22,419 4.7 1060 3.8 1150 Dam: Pappys Sept Storm Rhonda-RC VG-88 2nd Dam: Markwell Durham Raven EX-93 3rd Dam: Markwell Rudolph Rhosa EX-92 3E DOM 4th Dam: Markwell BStar E Raven EX-95 3E GMD DOM

• To the Barron Spring Sale, April 4 Her Golden PP granddaughter, born 10-18-14, is red & polled. Our “extra component” family. We’re also sending some good milk cows.

Don’t miss these special heifers from our top cow families!

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 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015 - 21

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Kamps-Hollow Altitude-ET EX-95 2E DOM *RC 7-00 2x 365 39,686 4.6 1849 3.3 1310 Life: 1844 144,460 4.4 6295 3.7 5288 Wisconsin Cow of the Year 2009 Red Impact Cow of the Year 2009 Dam: Clover-Mist Alisha EX-93 3E DOM 2nd Dam: Clover-Mist Augy Star EX-94 4E DOM 3rd Dam: D-R-A August EX-96 EEEE 4E DOM 4th Dam: D-R-A Ideal Precious Leader EX-90 2E 5th Dam: D-R-A Princess Lad Leader EX-90 3E

Altitude x Barbwire: • KHW Barbwire As Is-Red-ET 9/3/14 • KHW Barbwire Air Force-ET *RC 9/2/14 Altitude x Malone: • KHW All About Me-Red-ET 6/12/14 Goldwyn Aiko EX-91 DOM x Malone: • KHW Malone Angelica-ET *RC 6/6/14 Goldwyn Aiko EX-91 DOM x Olympian: • KHW Olympian Aquest-Red-ET 12/12/14 Goldwyn Aiko EX-91 DOM x Olympian: • KHW Olympian Allstar-Red-ET 9/4/14

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Mac Avery-ET VG-88 (sister to Apple) x Explode: • KHW Explode Aleena 2/22/12, nice 1st lactation cow Regiment Cortland VG-87 (Apple’s full sister) x Debonair: • KHW Debonair Clover-Red-ET 3/17/13, due just before the sale - a red Junior 2 Year Old

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 • 11:00 a.m. • Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester

Larcrest Cagney-ET VG-85-2yr 2468G 2-01 2x 181d 17640 4.3 761 3.1 548 A flush age +2511G Defender x VG Facebook x VG-88 Planet right out of Larcrest Crimson family! This special white heifer will please anyone and benefit your bottom line! Sells with an A.I. contract and ready to flush! ~Lexvold Holsteins

The sale offers something for everyone. Lots of milking potential, fancy show animals and new genomic offerings to add to your herds value this year!

Vatland Obsvr Maggi 3265-ET 2-11 2x 302 26820 4.3 1151 3.4 916 +2465G early Kingboy from a beautiful young Mogul, scored GP-83 just fresh with bulls heading to A.I.! The grand dam is an Observer with great production records as well! Get in on the ground floor and swipe up this well made calf to make “Generation Next”! ~Hendel Farms & Josh Vatland

Zahbulls Dorcy Glamour-ET 2-10 83 V+GGV DOM 2-01 2x 365d 25850 4.4 1146 3.1 801 Beautiful early Firstclass daughter and she debuts at +2538G! Her dam is a high ranking Suplex x Robust x Larcrest Case, a brood cow machine from Larcrest Holsteins! Take this bigtime index calf home and make “Generation Next’”!

Vision-Gen Oman Fantasia-ET LIFE 1573d 174,930 3.7 6448 3.2 5669 Gorgeous, early Montross over +2500 GTPI and sells with A.I. contract! Her dam, a just fresh Day with a super dairy frame x VG Cancun x VG-87 DOM Oman Fantasia! take this franchise heifer home and enchance your bottom line with this ready made “cash cow”! ~Minnegan Hills Farm

Den-Mar Morty Expose EX 93 EX 94 MS Beautiful fall Aftershock heifer. Her grandam is Den-Mar Morty Expose pictured above. Full sister to dam is Lone-Oak Acres G Eileen-ET VG 87 @ 2-07 ~Lone-Oak Acres

Maple-Dream Rub Blossom-Red LIFE 2501d 199840 3.6 7210 3.2 6366 Big beautiful red cow selling with 3 year old record 3-03- 365 22234 3.9 874 3.3 73. Dam is Maple-Dream Rub Blossom-Red pictured above. ~Willolea Holsteins

Scientific Grace-Red-ET EX-91 5-00 2X 365 28530 4.4 1260 3.7 1058 Fresh 1-7-15 2-05 28d 3.8 2.8 66scc. She was the 1st summer yearling at 2013 MN State Red show and Midwest fall national red and white show. Dam is scientific Grace-Red pictured above. Sell Fresh. ~Tony Kohls

Sale sponsored and managed by:

MINNESOTA HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 158, Pipestone, MN 56164 320-259-0637 | Fax 320-856-5108 Email

online catalog at

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To participate in the online embryo auction visit to register and bid! Bidding will begin Wednesday April 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. CST. Bids will be accepted online and on sale day at the grounds. The embryo auction will end on sale day, Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 3:00pm CST.

Sale Staff: Paul Trapp..........................608-525-2075 Scott Courtney.....................563-380-1318 Scott Culbertson..................614-264-5980 Pat Heeren..........................507-273-2412 Jeremy Schafer...................651-380-2968 Andy Steinhagen................612-581-7523 Paul Swenson.....................507-246-5169 Adam Johnson....................218-329-9244 Russ Thyen..........................320-583-8049 Jim Vierhout.......................712-470-1202

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

Melarry Super Freestyle 3-09 87 EEV+V 2-04 365d 36070 3.1 1136 3.1 1113 Early Kingboy right at +2475G from a very unique sire stack! Her dam, a fresh Mogul x VG-88 Super x EX-90 Colby x EX90 Potter! A very successful MN genomic family known world wide! Start your own branch to benefit your future! ~Melarry Farms

Olmar Durham Bella EX 93 Selling is a december Gold Chip heifer. Her dam is Olmar Durham Bella. Bella has 12 scored daughters that average 87 points including Olmar Roy Beauty EX 93, Res Grand at Midwest Fall National Show.

Zahbulls Numro Uno Emily-ET 2388G A very early Yoder and Kingboy sisters sell.beautiful Uno Emily x VG Planet Edith at +2445G on the Yoder and +2478G on the Kingboy! Bulls in A.I., embryos around the world from this well respected family! If you want early, ~Olmar Farms shiny and new, look at these two sisters to rock your genomic bottom line!! and they are both gorgeous individuals! ~Tim and Matt Zabel

Al-Shar SDG Ellie Mae-ET 5-02 92 EEEEE Lida-Acres Dundee Adeen VG-85 2-02 4-07 365 31150 4.4 1376 2.8 884 2-01 209d 20270 3.6 731 2.9 598 Beautiful sid from the elegance family with Fall Gold Chip heifer selling out of Lida-Acres great udder promise. Due in June to Gold Dundee Adeen pictured above. Great milking Chip. Dam is Al-Shar SDG Ellie Mae pictured and showing potential. above. ~Newalta Dairy ~Melarry Farms (320) 393-3056

MS Blondin Jasper Belle-ET Stockhaven Braxton Brea was 1st Jr 2 yr old at MW Spring National & Res. All MN Jr 2 yr old 2012. MS Blondin Jasper Belle-ET is a full sister to her dam MS Blondin Jasper Bette. Both are sisters to Blondin Lyster Beauty. She sells Fresh. Also selling is an occtober Numero Uno daughter from the “G” Schillview family due 5/8 to Josuper. ~Brad Stockman

Stockhaven Gold Alice 3-11 EX-90 VEVVE 4-07 2x 147 12046 3.7 446 2.8 335 inc Beau march yearling due 6/1 to Addiction 94H0895. Her dam is a sister to Stockhaven Gold Alice pictured above. ~Brad Stockman

2015 MN Spring Special Sale Featured Herds - FLOWER BROOK HOLSTEINS, Hamburg, MN and NEWALTA DAIRY, Pipestone, MN FLOWER BROOK HOLSTEINS- Offering up to 6 animals to this years sale. Animals are ready for any type of facility. Flower Brook is also offering some fancy show calves to add to your sting this year.

NEWALTA DAIRY LLC - Offering a mix of springing yearlings and 2year olds as well as two fancy Gold Chip fall calves out of Tower-Ridge Sahara Jane and Lida-Acres Dundee Adeen. All have strong milking potential and are fancy to boot.

visit for sale updates and an online catalog

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Minnesota Holstein Association Upcoming Events You are invited! The Minnesota Holstein Association would like to invite you to attend our upcoming events.

Minnesota Spring Special Sale April 11, 2015

Minnesota All Breeds Convention

March 6-7, 2015 The 2015 All-Breeds Convention will be held on March 6-7, 2015 at the Grand Casino Hinckley, Minn. The Minnesota Holstein Association is this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hosts and we have a great convention planned for attendees. Minnesota Junior Holstein Association All Breeds Convention March 20-22, 2015 Open to juniors from all states!

Midwest Fall National Show August 27, 2014

Mark your calendars for the 2015 MN Spring Special Sale. The sale staff is currently out making selections for the sale. If you have an animal you would like to consign please contact the MHA office at 320-259-0637. Check the website often for updates, ads and the sale catalog. If you would like to receive a catalog please contact the MHA office at 320-259-0637.

The Midwest Fall National Show will be held in conjunction with the MN State Fair Holstein Show on September 2, 2015 at the MN State Fair grounds.

Minnesota Red & White Club State Show June 17, 2015

New Contact Information Please update your records with the new contact information for the Minnesota Holstein Association.

The Minnesota Red & White Club State Show will be held in conjunction with the MHA state show in Worthington, Minn.

The 2014 MJHA All-Breeds convention will be held on March 20-22, 2015 at the Holiday Inn, Elk River, Minn. Members ages 9-21 will share in activities mixers, workshops, and speakers. In addition there will be contests such as dairy quiz bowl, dairy jeopardy, a public speaking contest, photo contest and a display board making contest. This is a great chance to meet new people throughout the state that share a common interest in dairy cattle. If interested in attending please contact the MHA office as soon as possible.

hosting the event and will do a great job welcoming exhibitors and spectators from near and far. Joel Phoenix has been selected to judge the show. Confirmation of judges and their bios will be included in the June MN Holstein News.

Minnesota Junior Holstein Association State Show June 18, 2015 The MJHA State Show will be held at the Nobles County Fairgrounds in Worthington, Minn. Following the show the MJHA board of directors will be holding an Ag Olympics competition for all youth to participate in. Minnesota State Show June 19, 2015 The MHA State Show will be held at the Nobles County Fairgrounds in Worthington, Minn. The Southwest Minnesota Holstein Association will be

Address: P.O. Box 158 Pipestone, MN 56164 Phone: 320-259-0637 Fax: 952-856-5108 Email: Stay Connected To stay up to date with the activities of the association and your fellow members please visit or check Minnesota Holstein out on Facebook. MHA E-Newsletter You can receive a monthly email update and association communications via email. Just provide us with your email by calling 320-259-0637 or sending it to

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Minnesota Red & White Club For your information: National RWDCA will no longer be handling the registration of animals. Holstein USA will be handling the registration process, the blue Holstein USA registration paper with the suffix “RED” will now be the paper you will receive and be accepted for National Approved shows. You must still be a member of the National RWDCA to show at any National Approved Red & White show. Minnesota 4-H Show: Due to the change at the National Red & White level you will have to have a registration paper from Holstein USA to show in the show. As of right now the 4-H show is not a National approved show so they will still accept the old red and white papers. Any questions feel free to call: Heather Thyen (320) 583-9913 National RWDCA (608) 676-4900

MHA News Subscription The Minnesota Holstein Association would like to offer you the opportunity to subscribe to the Minnesota Holstein News. The Minnesota Holstein News is published in January, March, June, and September. The one year subscription rate is $25. The Minnesota Holstein News is full of updates on the Holstein industry and the Holstein Association in Minnesota; you can find everything from upcoming and past sales, shows, and various other events, to the offerings of local herds in Minnesota, and surrounding states to breeder profiles and industry hot topics. If you are interested in subscribing to the Minnesota Holstein News please fill out the card below and return the card and payment to MHA. Minnesota Holstein News - 2015 Subscription Card Name: ____________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________ City _______________________ State ______ Zip_________ Telephone: _________________________________________

Minnesota Holstein Association Breeders Seminars This year’s seminars featured Lindsey Worden, the Executive Director of Genetic Services from Holstein USA. Lindsey detailed the use of genomics in the industry as well as their new tool Enlight to help producers sort through all new information that genomics can provide. Matt Hendel, Spencer Hackett Seminar in Glencoe - pictures courtesy of Kenn Mueller

and Jim Vierhout also came and spoke at different meetings telling people how it has impacted them and how they take advantage of the program. Around 150 people were able to attend and listen. There were many great discussions about the change that genomics has brought to our industry and how

Seminar in Wadena - pictures courtesy of Jill Butterfass

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BHM-COOKIE COCO-ET EX-91 92-MS 2-00 2x 303 20,120 3.8 766 3.1 620 3-00 2x 327 25,290 3.8 961 3.1 793 4-00 2x 197 17,338 3.3 580 3.1 535 ~ She has an EX-93 Shottle sister & a VG-85 Windbrook daughter Dam: VG-87 EX-MS 2Y Goldwyn x EX-90 DOM Durham x EX-97 3E Alicia x EX-94 2E DOM Ada Selling in the Quest for Success II is Coco’s first choice Doorman from three female pregnancies due in June. This one will certainly sweeten anyone’s herd! Steve & Kay Holte

E7166 Tri-State Rd., Westby, WI 54667

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The Future Looks Bright and Colorful...

Mayerlane Catamount

Milksource D Devils-Red-ET

VG-89 1st lactation

VG-88 1st lactation

VG-89 1st lactation

2-10 3x 365 35,326 4.3 1522 3.4 1211 • due in June with an Aftershock heifer

2-06 3x 330 32,517 4.0 1305 3.3 1087 inc. • due in September to Redneck

2-10 3x 365 35,326 4.3 1522 3.4 1211 • due in April to Hired Gun

Sire: Atwood Dam: Damion Lynx EX-94 2nd Dam: Starbuck Lil EX-94

Sire: Destry Dam: Destiny EX-94 2nd Dam: Desire EX-96

Selling April 18 at the Badger Invitational We invite you to visit our herd at a WHA Barn Meeting Tuesday, March 17 11:00 a.m. - lunch will be served Directions to the farm: From Hwy. 53 take Hwy. 40 north to Hwy. 64 east. We are the 2nd farm on the south side of the road.

Devil’s fancy spring yearling by Acme. Go Badgers!

Mayerlane Brown Cow Vermouth

1st Senior 2 Yr Old, WI Jersey Spring Spectacular 1st Senior 2 Yr Old, WI Jersey State Show 1st Senior 2 Yr Old ( Jr Show), WDE Sire: Tequila Dam: Vivacious EX-92 1923F 2nd national production award 2013 2nd Dam: Vanna EX-90 Reserve Grand Champion, Mexico Natl.

Mayerlane Holsteins Don & Liz Mayer & Family 10803 State Hwy. 64, Bloomer, WI • 715-568-3678 • MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015 - 29

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150 Head

Friday, May 15 • 11:00 a.m. • Sheboygan Falls, WI

75 young cows! 30 bred heifers (many carrying valuable ET heifer calves)! 45 calves & yearlings! Over 40 polled & 10 homozygous polled will sell! Red & Whites and RC with tremendous depth of pedigree! (Sale will be held the day before the Wisconsin Showcase Sale, just 30 minutes away!)

Elm-Park Tarma P-ET *RC GP-83

Welcome-Tel Alchmy Patti-ET *RC GP-82

Kamps-Hollow Altitude-ET 2E-95 DOM

Fresh 9-11-14, this Colt-P looks tremendous and her dam is world famous “Rubens Tory” EX-92 DOM with 1559F! Granddam 3E-94 GMD DOM with 1645F! Numerous family members sell.

Scored just fresh and looks to move higher quickly, this Alchemy daughter sells backed by a VG-88 Bowser dam and granddam VG-89 GMD DOM “Goldwyn Penya”! e family of Peyton & Peoti! GTPI on Patti +2211!

VG-85 Magna P granddaughter sells from Acme’s EX-90 full sister with 27,080M 918F 948P. Granddam is Altitude. Apple family! National show winners! All-Americans! Family members sell.

is herd is young. Many fresh with first calf and yet to be scored. ere will also be a number of fresh grade heifers selling. Semen in limited supply will be offered like Triple reat and others, including 5 units of Goldwyn! Sale managed by/Catalogs:

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Dave & Merry Rama • 4236 Co. Hwy. 18, Delhi, NY 13753 Ph :607/746-2226 • Fax: 607/746-2911 email: •

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To the Quest for Success II Ziems Barbwre Marika-ET-Red born 3/9/14 • A fancy Red & White Spring Yearling • Watch for her video on Facebook (Tim Ziemba) • owned with Barbara Ziemba 3rd Dam: Lylehaven Rubens Maia VG-88 mat. sister: Lylehaven Durham Mariette EX-94, All-American 2 Year Old 2004

4th Dam: Lylehaven Sky Mickee 3E-92 5th Dam: Lylehaven Stay Maya 2E-92 6th Dam: G Metcalf Valiant Mist 3E-94 GMD DOM 7th Dam: Mighty-Fine Matt Misty 2E-96 GMD DOM 8th Dam: Muroc PI Mike Mitt 3E-93 GMD

Dam: Ziems Absol Marigold-Red VG-86 • due in October to Durbin 2nd Dam: Miss Mariposa-Red VG-88 1st lactation • 2nd Sr. 2 Year Old, NYSF R&W ’09

Great embryo packages selling in CUDS Spring Classic March 14 • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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5 #1 rival Eclipse Arcshsell embryo

Ziems-LKH Damion Muddy 2E-92

Ziems-EF Dundee Ebony EX-92

Dam: Ziems-LKH Outside Ms Mudd 3E-94 2nd Dam: East-Cupcake Muddy Water 4E-95, 4x All-NY & 3x Eastern Spring National winner

2nd Senior 2 Year Old, NY State Fair 2011 Reserve All-NY Senior 2 Year Old 2011 2nd 4 Year Old & Reserve Grand Champion, WI District 6 2013 ~ owned with Barbara Ziemba Dam: Ziems-EF Gibson Enchant 3E-92 3rd Dam: Krull Broker Elegance 3E-96

• maternal sister to embryos: Reginald Monet VG-88 (2Y), 3rd Junior 2 Year Old, MW Spring National 2014

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Iowa Holstein Association Awards Master Breeder Award

Distinguished Service Award

Erbie has been active with registered Holsteins since starting in 4-H when his father purchased his first registered calf. He farmed with his father after graduating from high school, and then with his father and brother. Erbie married Gerry Stortz in 1950. They moved to the current farm south of Decorah. He was the first breeder in the nation to have bred two 6E cows. He bred and owned the grand champion cow at the District 1 Show seven times. Over the years, the herd has had numerous high lifetime production cows and bred or developed over 40 Excellent cows. Longtime herd favorites have been Admiral Pilgrim Cuddles EX-6E with over 200,000 pounds of milk leaving seven daughters in the herd during her 19 years of productivity and Steffens Paragon Patsy EX-93-3E with nearly 200,000 pounds of milk, a show circuit winner as District 1 Grand Champion, All-Iowa and Blue Ribbon Show Supreme Champion. Erbie is a dedicated, committed and hard working leader whose heart always was and will be with registered Holsteins. He has served as President of the Iowa Holstein Association, past board member for nine years, chair of various state committees and as a national convention delegate. In his community, he has served on the Winneshiek County Dairy Promotion Board, Farm Bureau Board, NE Farm Service Board, Fair Board, DHIA Board and as a 4-H leader. He was a township clerk for 43 years. He is a member of Dairy Shrine. In 1977, he was recognized as an Iowa Distinguished Dairyman. Erbie received the Iowa Holstein Auxiliary Hall of Fame Award in 1993 and Iowa Holstein Association Distinguished Service Award in 1995. He is an active member of Decorah Lutheran Church. Some of his favorite pastimes include socializing with friends and family, attending cattle shows and sales, and cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones (especially when they beat the Iowa Hawkeyes). Erbie and Gerry have four children: Larry and wife Karen, Robin, Cheryl and husband Don Wagner, and Mark. Erbie’s sage comment after years of owning registered Holsteins - “I love registered Holsteins, and they have been good to me. I have met many, many people - the best there is - Holstein people. I treasure them as friends and really enjoy knowing them. If you take care of your registered Holstein cow, she will take care of you.” His infectious, good-natured smile tells you that he genuinely means what he says!

Linda grew up on her family farm near Riceville as the youngest of four children and was active in 4-H. She graduated from Riceville Community Schools and then from the University of Northern Iowa with a BS degree in Home Economics. Linda taught home economics from 1969 to 1989 and served as an advisor for the Sumner Future Homemakers of America Chapter. In 1986, she was the Iowa Home Economics Teacher of the Year and one of the Top Ten in the Nation. She served as State Secretary for Iowa Home Economics Association. Linda served as an advisor to a National FHA Officer and also as an Interim Advisor for the State FHA. She has served as a judge at county fairs and other events. Linda served as one of six on an advisory council for National Vocational Home Economics Education and was an officer for the Home Economics Education Association. She wrote teacher’s guides for Harcourt, Brace and Javanovich and Goodhart Wilcox textbook companies. She has also worked with the Kennedy Foundation on the textbook, “Growing Up Caring”. She met the love of her life and married Russel Pagel in 1981. Her family consists of Jeff, Debbie, Mike, Greg, Natalie, and Joel, 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Linda is a member of the Iowa Holstein Association. She has served as Secretary (1998-2004) and Treasurer (2001-2014) of the Iowa Holstein Association retiring in 2014. She has also served as President of the Iowa Holstein Auxiliary and proofed the first Iowa Holstein Auxiliary Cookbook. She served as Treasurer of the 2014 National Holstein Convention Committee. She serves on the Iowa Dairy Nutrition Advisory Council and has served on the Iowa Dairy Princess Coordinating Board. Linda received the Iowa Holstein Auxiliary Hall of Fame Award in 2003, the 2014 District 1 Distinguished Service Award, the Midwest Dairy Appreciation Award in 2007 and the Fayette County Pioneer Dairy Award in 2010. Linda has attended numerous National Holstein Conventions cheering on the Iowa Juniors. When Linda isn’t busy with Holstein activities, she is busy volunteering somewhere. It may be working at a church dinner or playing the piano at the nursing home. She has served as a director on the Community Memorial Hospital Board, the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, both in Sumner, and also the Sumner Community School Board. She is active in the Sumner United Methodist Church, Sumner Women’s Club, Tribute Park Board and PEO. She also is an usher Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.

Erbie Steffens, Decorah

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Linda Pagel, Sumner

Iowa Holstein Association Awards Outstanding Young Holstein Breeder Award Eric & Jess Rediske, Decorah

These two individuals have pretty much known each other their whole lives as their families have been friends since the late 70’s. They even started going on family vacations together since 1990. Not sure if we can say the closeness of the families or the love of the Holstein is what brought these two together, but one thing’s for sure: they are passionate about their Registered Holsteins. Eric purchased his first registered Holstein calf for $450 at the District 1 Sale in Decorah as a teenager. As he said, Bovagold Tapsy ended up being a ‘blow bag but milked like a freight train.’ He ended up putting an embryo in her as a heifer and got a nice Chesapeake heifer out of a cow named Honey that Myron had purchased from Dean Meyer. He listed her on the state sale as a springing heifer due any day and wouldn’t you know it she calved at the sale and he sold the cow for $3,800 and the calf for $1,000! Since he decided he had some money to spend, in the ring came a heifer consigned by Mark Knudtson. Unfortunately she couldn’t garner a bid, so Buck bid once at $900. At that point, John Hager stopped the sale (embarrassing Eric if you can believe that) and said “Boys, that kid is going to look pretty smart in two years when he brings this calf back to the sale after she calves and makes money on her. You’re going to ask yourself why you didn’t bid.” Needless to say one bid was all it took at that is where it all began. Like most, Eric started with one head, and he just kept doubling his herd from there. Even though the Rediske’s quit milking in the late 90’s, he was able to farm his animals out and keep building his herd. Eric graduated from North Winneshiek High School in 1997 and after one day at NICC, he decided he’d had enough schooling for a lifetime. He started working construction, first at Prosper Lumber for 1 year and then with Munkel Construction for 9 years, all the while milking nights at the Schnitzler’s. In 2007, he went to farming full time with Jess’s dad, John. Jess graduated from Decorah High School in 1999 and attended Iowa State University graduating with a degree in Dairy Science. After one year with Alta and 8 years at Viking State Bank & Trust, she is now co-owner at Red-Roxy Quilt Co. in Decorah. The Red-E-J Holsteins prefix began in February 2004, shortly after the couple was married in September 2003. Currently the Rediske’s own 48 of the 86 milking cows and 64 of the 93 heifers on the farm. The herd averages 27,000 pounds on 2X milking with 4.1% fat and 3.3% protein. Longevity is key when focusing on which sires to use. They like to milk a well-balanced cow that has strength and good mobility. This year they will have their first Iron Grandma Awards in the county (3 cows all over 200,000 lbs lifetime). They also have 3 more still going strong over 200,000 pounds so far. One of them is Red-My-Joy Daytona Lila, who will be 12 years old this year and is on her 8th lactation. She has just over 250,000 lifetime

and is the dam of Red-E-J Shottle Lollie, who scored EX-90 as a 3 year old. She has a VG-88 Socrates granddaughter as well. Another of their favorite cow families is My-John Damion Darling 2E-90 (Damion x Pippen x Bellwood Marshall x Patron x Melwood x Dellia). She currently has milking daughters by Braxton (VG-85) and three just fresh Moguls that need to see the classifier! In 2013 they had their first Junior All-Iowa Senior Two Year Old, Red-E-J Bradell Dynamite, exhibited by their niece. They have enjoyed showing at the county, district and state levels. They did a whole herd classification last June for the first time and have a BAA of 108.2 with 4 EX, 25 VG and 9 GP. Both Eric & Jess are active on their county and district Holstein boards with Jess also serving on the State Board. They are members of the Burr Oak Lutheran Church where Eric is currently the Vice President. They would like to say that they would not be where they are today without the help, support and guidance of their parents but especially to Myron. Eric and Jess said, “He’s our silent partner day in and day out and his love of the black and white cow carried down to both of us. Thank you!”

Iowa State University Dairy Science Student Profile

Name: Kimberly Strait Hometown: Preston, IA High School: Preston High School Class Size: 34 Farm Name: Strait’s Misti Farm Major: Dairy Science (Pre-Veterinary Option) Why did you decide to attend ISU? I decided to attend Iowa State because of the many different opportunities here, whether they are in work experience, extracurricular involvement, studying abroad, or academics. Iowa State offers the resources for their students to succeed in whatever they choose to do, and that support, especially from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Department of Animal Science, is extremely important to me. What has been your most memorable college experience? I spent my sophomore year as a planning co-chair for the 2014 National American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (APVMA) Symposium, so my most memorable experience was seeing the results of our work come to fruition. We brought 500 pre-veterinary students to Iowa State to learn more about veterinary medicine, as well as numerous representatives from veterinary schools across the nation and world. Additionally, we were successful enough in our fund raising efforts that the Iowa State Pre-Vet Club will have the opportunity to provide a scholarship to club members for years to come and give back to Iowa State. What has been your favorite course? Thus far my favorite course has probably been my nutrition class that I took last semester, AnS 319. It was very interesting to learn the science behind what we feed our livestock, and I also discovered the answers to many random questions I had growing up about the feed labels for products we feed our cows at home. What are your future career goals? I plan to work as a veterinarian after completing my education at Iowa State. Ultimately I am still keeping an open mind about what I want to do as a veterinarian, but I am interested in working in a mixed animal clinic or with an international company. I would like to focus on production animal medicine, particularly working with dairy cattle, and ruminant nutrition.

Iowa State University Dairy Science Department

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EX-95 4E GMD DOM 8-00 2x 365 44,810 3.5 1548 2.9 1291 Amy is 12 and just got another E! You can buy a March 2014 Sanchez from her 2E-91 GMD Gibson. Golden Corners

EX-95 3E GMD DOM HM All-American 125,000 lb. Cow ’07 6-00 2x 365 50,470 3.1 1558 3.3 1679 Lizzy does it all. Here’s your chance to buy her September 2014 Fever. Cordes

EX-95 2E EX-MS DOM All-American 4 Year Old 2004 6-04 2x 365 41,850 4.3 1784 3.1 1292 Durchan makes the All-American kind. A Shot fall calf sells from her VG-88 Goldwyn. Bremer

EX-95 2E EX-MS DOM 5-07 2x 365 39,610 4.4 1762 3.2 1257 Twizzle is from Lee Trust EX-93 with 40,590 5.3 2165. A KHW Anaheim fall calf from Twizzle’s GP-82 Dundee with 39,750M sells. Above-Par





VG-85 2-00 2x 365 26,070 3.5 920 3.4 891 Thea and her VG-89 full sister are making fancy VRC calves. Thea’s red Fever spring yearling can be yours. Dorsland

EX-91 2E DOM 4-10 2x 305 31,660 4.9 1542 3.1 975 Mary’s dam was Factor Miata 2E-94. Take your pick of four Defiant and Redburst 2015 calves from Mary’s VG-88 Absolute. Bricco

EX-91 GMD 4-00 3x 365 39,590 3.2 1276 2.7 1059 Her VG daughter Sunray was All-American Red & White Fall Yearling. Sunray’s *RC Acme spring yearling can be your show winner. Moede

EX-94 EX-MS 2nd 5 Year Old, Grand Intl. R&W Show ’10 5-01 2x 358 31,570 4.8 1503 3.1 967 Kylie is one of the famous Scarlettes. Her RED Absolute winter yearling sells. Milksource





VG-88 5-06 3x 365 36,630 4.9 1812 3.1 1132 Alice is from BKB Amanda EX-92 then Alicia EX-97. Selling a September 2014 RED Roxbury from her VG-87 Absolute granddaughter. Synergy

EX-90 EX-MS 3-03 2x 365 29,640 3.3 987 3.3 972 Selling a fancy black Armani winter calf from Mankato’s fresh 2 year old Durable granddaughter. 2nd dam GP-83 Shot Al. Rob-Cri

EX-90 EX-MS 2-01 2x 365 19,005 4.3 826 3.3 624 Roxy is an Atwood from a VG-86 Durham Rudy then 2E-92 Storm with 50,440 5.7 2890F. Roxy’s Absolute fall calf sells. Vomastic

EX-92 2E EX-MS 7-11 2x 365 26,040 3.6 933 2.6 681 A July 2014 Sanchez from Lina can be your show winner. Full sister was the 2014 Res. Jr. All-WI Spring Calf. An Atwood sister was 8th Fall Yearling at WDE. Coffeen





EX-91 EX-MS 2-01 3x 307 24,380 3.8 933 2.8 688 Carly traces back to Railane Charles Charleen EX-94. Take home Carly’s flashy RED Colt-P fall calf. Birkey

VG-85 1-11 2x 221 20,495 4.1 837 3.3 677 inc. Arouse’s dam is VG-86 with 30,200 4.5 1356F at 2Y. A spring yearling OvertimeP from Epic sells backed by the Enhancer Alicia’s. Amanda Partners

EX-91 EX-MS 3-01 365 35,450 4.0 1432 3.0 1072 Diva is a daughter of Integrity Dixie EX-94. A spring yearling Atlantic from Diva’s VG-85 Laurin sells. Bella-View

EX-93 3E EX-MS GMD 5-11 3x 365 44,880 3.9 1741 2.8 1242 Macey is backed by Durham Mae 2E-92 then Lead Mae 3E-95. A Damion fall calf from Macey’s VG-86 Atwood granddaughter sells. Mayerlane


Sale Chairman: Tom Anderson 715-853-3013 Jim Hoskens, Pedigrees 920-366-7153 Ringmen: Jay Jauquet 920-639-6408 Lynn Harbaugh 920-420-1524 KML

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Darrell Worden, Auctioneer 715-842-8098 Chad Ryan 920-960-1449

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EX-92 GMD DOM 7-00 2x 365 45,270 3.8 1737 2.8 1258 Prairie is a Shottle from Pledge 3E-95. Buy a fancy December 2014 McCutchen from Prairie’s Atwood milking 150 lbs./day. Stone-Front

EX-93 2E 6-07 2x 365 31,760 3.9 1249 3.1 991 A Morey granddaughter of Dori’s VG-88 Canyon sister sells. Dam of this fancy fall calf is VG-85 EX-MS. Ryan-Vu

EX-90 EX-MS 3-02 2x 365 29,120 4.2 1211 3.3 957 Big records here. Babe’s backed by two EX dams over 46,000M and 2200F. Her Sanchez winter calf selling already has an EX-91 full sister. Zietlow

EX-93 2E EX-MS 2-05 3x 365 30,010 4.5 1342 3.0 901 Joules is a daughter of Durham Jewel 2E-91 GMD DOM. An April 2014 Bradnick from Joules’ VG-87 Gold Chip is one to look for. Moede





VG-87 DOM 2-01 2x 365 28,680 4.4 1264 3.6 1033 Cake is fresh and a potential EX. Her summer yearling Jacey +2364G sells. Sister contracted to Japan. Sandy-Valley

VG-86 2-01 2x 365 24,760 4.7 1163 3.5 870 Charm’s +2248G Balisto granddaughter sells. Dam is a GP-84 2Y Super Large. Charm is backed by VG-88 DOM, VG-89 DOM and EX-93 DOM. Bremer

VG-87 DOM 1-11 2x 365 32,760 3.9 1262 3.2 1051 A September +2324G Magicday sells from Procky’s fancy fresh Uno. This family has been heavily contracted. L-L-M Dairy

EX-90 DOM 2-04 2x 365 40,420 4.5 1824 2.9 1160 Africa’s EX DOM dam has back-to-back 40,000M and 1600F records. Her full aged Predestine fall calf sells. Royola





EX-90 EX-MS 5-05 2x 365 40,390 4.0 1599 2.8 1112 Charade is a 9th generation EX Pontiac. Three Sabatthia embryos from Charade sell to make the 10th. Royola

EX-90 EX-MS 2-02 3x 365 33,640 3.4 1137 3.0 1019 Frost and her dam Shottle Fern have sons in A.I. Frost’s May 2014 Shrock Mack writes an interesting pedigree. Liner

EX-91 3E EX-MS GMD 4-06 2x 365 38,130 3.6 1386 3.2 1209 Giftra’s from Mtoto Gift 2E-91 GMD DOM. Buy a fancy summer yearling McCutchen from her EX-91 Sanchez. Opsal

VG-86 3-02 2x 326 25,003 4.7 1171 3.1 767 inc. Case is the dam of Cotty at Accelerated. Her +2251G Mayflower is your chance to get in the Ralma family. Nettekoven





EX-90 2E EX-MS 5-00 2x 365 31,510 4.1 1299 3.2 1010 A heavenly summer yearling by Golden Dreams can be yours from Chris’ VG-87 Juror Zebo granddaughter. Gates

VG-86 4-05 2x 363 32,190 4.0 1276 3.2 1020 Sage’s growthy RED Adonis granddaughter is a great winter calf. Dam is a GP-82 September Storm with 124,000 lft. Borchert

EX-92 EX-MS 4-01 2x 365 33,490 4.4 1484 3.2 1067 Roxbax’s dam is an EX Boss Iron from the prolific Roxys. You can buy her Atwood embryos. Royola

VG-88 EX-MS 2-11 3x 365 30,890 3.4 1054 3.1 953 Cassie’s dam is a VG-87 Rubens with 179,570M lifetime. Her summer yearling Brokaw can be your show contender. Second Look

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

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EX-91 EX-MS 2-02 2x 304 20,800 4.1 859 3.1 646 Brandy is a daughter of Shottle Brynna EX-91 then Barbie EX-92. A September Doorman from Brandy could be a spectacular fall calf. Duckett

EX-90 EX-MS 3-06 3x 365 41,260 4.2 1745 3.0 1254 Sarah Rae’s from the 2E-94 Stormatic daughter of Debutante Rae EX-92. Buy a summer yearling Atwood or Doorman & Kingboy embryos from Sarah Rae. Mayerlane

EX-94 4E GMD DOM 6-02 2x 365 42,720 4.8 2037 3.3 1397 Dazzle is a second generation EX-94 GMD. A fancy RED Barbwire summer yearling from her VG-88 EX-MS Mac will grab your attention. Wilstar

EX-91 EX-MS DOM 5-07 2x 365 29,150 5.1 1500 3.8 1104 Aiko is an own daughter of Altitude 2E-95 and the granddam of Gen-I-Beq Aikman. Her RED Olympian fall calf has unlimited potential. High Altitude Syndicate

More Exciting Offerings... • Holmland offers a winter yearling Sandy-Valley Sterling from a • An outcross Shanosber-P fall calf from the Durham Bliss family can VG-87 Shottle x VG-88 Outside x VG-88 BWM. A.I. family. be yours. Dam is a 2Y polled *RC Colt-P, granddam VG-87 Sanchez. • What a pedigree. A RED Absolute fall calf x GP-83 2Y Destry x Casey Olson • A September Welcome-Tel Ashanti sells from a high production VG-88 Advent then 2E-90, 2E-91, 3E-94. Prososki • Hilrose sends a fancy Acme fall calf from a GP-84 2Y Atwood. pedigree. Dam is a GP 2Y Observer. 2nd dam VG-85, four times over Granddam had 33,640 1217F at 2Y. Lee Princess family. 30,000M. Scott Munes • A fall calf by the hot Golden Dreams can be a state fair contender. • Dennis & Shari Cristoph sell a Windhammer winter calf from a GP-83 Redliner then five generations VG & EX over 100,000M. Dam is a GP-83 Alexander, then VG Durham Titan. R-R Letters • Ken Jarek offers a Redman fall calf from a VG-86 Attic x VG-88 • A late addition from Select Sires. A +2480G September Kingboy from Dundee x VG-85 Tracer. a VG 2Y Supersire. Calf is a cousin to 7HO12266 Yoder, +2669G. • B-Long sends another good one. A fancy summer yearling by We will be having a semen auction to benefit the Chelios sells from a GP 2Y by Gold Chip. 2nd dam EX-90 Alexander. Waupaca-Waushara Junior Holstein Association. 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, 2015.

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Synergy Doorman Aries Nominated Junior All-American Fall Calf 2014 5th Fall Calf, Intl. Junior Holstein Show 2014 2nd & 2nd Junior Fall Calf, District 7 Show 2014 Dam: EX Zenith, currently 4th lact. with 110,000M+ LTD 2nd Dam: VG Shottle 3rd Dam: EX-92 Durham Rudy with 209,000 LTD, still in the herd & looking great This September 21st heifer developed tremendously from summer into fall and has continued that trend this winter. You will be impressed!

Synergy Tango Petrisse +2534 GTPI +57P +1862M ~ a July 2014 heifer from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Protein Powerhouse Pirates.â&#x20AC;? Her dam is Synergy Alan Poker VG-87 with 1-11 365 37,614 4.2 1585 3.4 1272. Granddam:

Synergy Planet Piper-ET (pictured) EX-91 +2148 GTPI +62P 1-10 3x 365 45,655 4.8 2213 3.2 1462 3-07 3x 351 47,040 3.9 1825 3.3 1558 LTD: 172,000 We have not offered many consignments from this high protein, prolific-flushing family. Petrisse is ready to work soon and will be fun to mate with her outcross pedigree.

Both of these heifers would be great additions to any roster. Which will you choose at the Quest for Success II on March 27th to make your team a contender?

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GTPI +2465 G +1319M +48F +41P Owned by Josh Vatland An Early High Kingboy from an 83-87MS Mogul Grandam: (pictured) Vatland Obsvr Maggi 3265-ET GP-84 2-00 2x 295d 22,780 4.1 929 3.5 786

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A Shining Starr

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Starr is due in March and has developed into a wonderful cow to work with. She is sure to gain more points in May. Backed by one of the best cow families developed at Orbit Farms. Starr is owned in part by Orbit Farms.

Sherdale Farms

Dale and Sherri Rupprecht and Sons

SETH RUPPRECHT DALE AND SHERRI RUPPRECHT 18141 220th St. NE Thief River Falls, MN 56701 - (218) 681-6419 218-689-7041 218 681-6419 Dale (218) 684-1029 Cole (651) 303-8023 Seth (218) 689-7041 HOME 218-654-1029 DALE CELL 46- MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015


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Matthiae Dairy Farm, Inc. Complete Holstein Dispersal April 17, 2015 • Marathon, Wisconsin • 300 Head Sell

Just a sample of what is going to be offered from one of Wisconsin’s premier herds in District 4!!!

Matt-Dari Clark Daphne

EX-90 at 3-03 2-02 356 26,350 4.2 1115 3.3 882

Daphne is from a GP-83 Shottle with records over 40,000. 2nd dam is a VG-88 Durham, 3rd dam is an EX-90 Outside. Daphne sells with her October Uno heifer and is a fine example of the young cows at Matt-Dari.

Matt-Dari Luster Gabby

VG-85 at 2-02 2-02 137 11,780 3.6 429 2.9 337 inc.

Gabby is from an EX-90 Roy with records over 35,000 and her 2nd dam is a VG-86 Dante. She sells bred to Mogul.

Matt-Dari Guthrie Blitzen

VG-87 at 2-02 2-02 338 30,621 3.6 1103 3.2 976

Blitzen is from a VG-88 Matson and her 2nd dam is a VG-88 Luck with records over 35,000. Blitzen is due after the sale to Armani and has a Braxton and Erskine sisters that also sell.

Matt-Dari Observer Disco-ET

VG-88 EX-92MS 2-03 305 30,285 4.3 1175 3.0 947

Disco is from a VG-88 Shottle then four more Excellent dams. Disco has a Halogen daughter selling with a GTPI of +2446 and four Highway daughters that look promising.

This is just a sample of what you will see on April 17th. Animals are used to headlocks and freestalls. RHA: 135 cows 2x 30,350 4.07 1236 3.19 968 102 SCC

Matthiae Dairy Farms, Inc.

Sale managed by:

4839 Martin Lane, Marathon, WI 54448 Maynard & Jason

David & Michael

715-443-2347 Office • 715-370-8556 Jason • 715-571-2313 Mike 715-581-1929 Maynard • 715-551-1480 David • E-mail: 40 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015

2564 Pole Line Rd., Ridgeway, IA 52165 Home 563.387.0035 Cell 563.380.1318

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Elk-Creek-Ares GW Satin EX-92 2E by Goldwyn 2-01 2x 365 33,740 3.5 1166 2.9 973

Lime-Valley Frost-ET EX-90 EX-MS by Atwood 2-02 3x 365 33,640 3.4 1137 3.0 1019

Selling on April 18th Linerway-CM Absol Sassy-ET *RC A June 2014 Absolute from Satin’s GP-83 2Y Contender daughter. 3rd dam EX-90 Lee, then EX-94 Acme Star Lily, Grand Champion at World Dairy Expo & the Royal.

Jeff & Dan Liner W6690 Cemetary Rd., Van Dyne, WI 54979 920-948-5971 •

Selling on March 27th Linerway Suprsire Frost-ET +2465G Frost’s 3/2014 Supersire daughter. She’s +63F +5.9PL +1.9 DPR and +2.18T. Frost is backed by a VG-88 GMD DOM Shottle, VG-88 GMD DOM Durham and a VG-87 GMD Amel.

MACK DAUGHTER ALSO SELLS! To the Waupaca-Waushara Sale, March 21st Linerway Mack Frack-TW +2088G Frost’s 5/2014 very sharp looking heifer by Coyne-Farms Srock Mack-ET.

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She just keeps getting better with age!

Budjon-Vail P Dayton-Red-ET

Nominated Junior All-American R&W Winter Calf 2014 1st & 1st Junior Winter Calf, National Red & White Convention Show 2014 13th & 4th Junior, International Red & White Show 2014

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She will be entering our flush program. Inquiries welcome - contact Andrew at 920-296-5386. Dam: Budjon Redmarker Desire EX-96 4E GMD 5-03 2x 365d 47450 4.2 1998 2.7 1304 Life: 2637d 255630 4.0 10213 2.8 7204 6x All-American Nominee Grand Champion, Mid-East Fall National 2010 Reserve All-American 125,000 lb. Cow 2007 All-American 5 Year Old 2005 Reserve Supreme Champion WDE 2005 HM All-American 4 Year Old 2004 & Jr. 3 Year Old 2003

RHA: 1064 cows 31,410 3.5 1094 3.14 986 September 2013 classification: 105.4% BAA - 25 EX, 257 VG, 436 GP Find us on Facebook -

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

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RHA: 114 cows 2x 26786M 3.84% 1028F 2.9% 782P 19 years Progressive Genetics Award 15 years Progressive Breeder Award

23 DOMs, 23 GMDs, and 22 40,000 lb. animals bred at Honeycrest 106 bulls sent to A.I.

Honeycrest Bolton Gloss-ET VG-86 DOM 4-04 2x 365 35,630 3.9 1398 2.9 1073

Honeycrest Ashlar Gleam EX-91 DOM 4-05 2x 365 41,650 3.4 1400 2.9 1219

Selling are her three daughters - a VG-85 Gold Chip and Bookem and a GP-83 Shamrock. All are making right at 30,000M at 2 years and have daughters selling with them.

Gleam is backed by 7 VG or EX dams. Selling are her November 2013 Doorman daughter at +2318G and a Kingboy daughter. ree Boxer daughters, all over +2200G, will sell springing. A unique pedigree with NO Super, Planet, Bolton, Shottle or Goldwyn.

Lars-Acres Fel Festival-ET EX-90 2-03 365 2x 23,990 4.5 1113 3.2 780

Honeycrest Elegant Ribbon-ET EX-90 2E 5-00 2x 365d 42,963 3.8 1623 3.0 1283

Festival is the Shadow Boxer daughter of Markwell Durham Felice (EX-92 GMD DOM), then six VG & EX dams from the Ravens! Festival sells with six milking daughters and numerous granddaughters, one at +2525G.

Sired by Honeycrest Elegant, Ribbon’s dam is a VG-89 rone, and she combines our two best homebred families - Kathryns on the top side and the very unique Rainbows on the bottom. Ribbon has daughters selling by Attorney (2), Jacey (4), and Savage!

It’s transition time here as we sell right off the top to celebrate 45 years of Bob’s breeding program! It is time to allow Bob to pursue another career and help our herdsman, Eric Bechel, start his own herd. Eric will buy the females that are not on the sale and rent the facilities as well as purchase feed from Honeycrest. Dick, Bubba and Steve will continue to operate the rest of the farm. We look forward to seeing you at the sale!

Please join us at the farm as we sell 110 of the very best cows, heifers and calves that the Honeycrest breeding program has to offer. Watch the website for sale features and updates as we count down to June 11! N6842 Cty BB Spring Valley, WI 54767

neycrest Ho The Traynors

Farms, Inc

Sale managed by:

715.778.5807 Bob 715.778.5860 Barn 715.977.0499 Cell

Home of the “Everything But Famous” Kathryns


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41st Clinton County Classic March 28, 2015 · 10:30 a.m. · Carlyle, Ill. · 50 miles east of St. Louis

Luck-E Advent Boomerang-ET EX-93-2E 5-00 365 36,560 4.6 1679 3.4 1255 Next dam: Lincoln Bonnie EX-96, 1st Int’l Champ Bred & Owned. Selling her Acme June calf! Luck-E Holsteins -- 847-917-1382/847-347-5561

Lake-Prairie Alison-Red VG-88 3x All-American R&W Nominee Next dams: EX-94, EX-96 All-American Her Redburst & Destry Winter Yearlings sell! Joe Schluter -- 309-737-4544

Ms Hack SS Ella Rae-Red-ET EX-94 HM All-American R&W Aged Cow ‘14 6-01 305 36,970 5.2 1872 3.2 1143 Her March Yearling by Absolute sells! Nora Hackman -- 314-422-9723

RegancrestDL S Ralisha-ET EX-92 5-00 365 38,800 3.8 1483 3.3 1264 8 gens EX back to the Saturdays. Selling is her +2282 fresh Facebook daughter! Lane Heinzmann -- 618-226-3606

Golden-Oaks Champ Rae EX-93-2E 8th gen EX Roxy. VG-86 Braxton grand-dtr sells. Dylan Reed -- 217-254-5397 Fresh grand-dtrs by Spearmint & Hero also sell! Golden Oaks -- 847.224.7861

Coolea Farms Sanchez Liza-ET EX-92 2-03 365 31,421 3.9 1233 3.2 1006 All-Illinois Sr. 2 Yr Old ‘13 Gr-Dam is Goldwyn Liza VG-88 4* back to Lila Z. Her 9/14 Gold Dust sells! Declan Patten--815-697-2700

Schluter Sandy Lee-Red Nom. All-American R&W Winter Yearling ‘14 Res. Jr Champ NY Spring Show & HM Jr. Champ Midwest Spring Show ‘14 - Red 12/14 Malone sister sells from 8 gen VG/EX! Jim Schluter -- 217-898-5707

SALE CO-CHAIRMEN Lucas Clanton 618-322-3523 Ron Debatin 618-669-2833 Harvey Harpstrite 618-224-9513 Larry Kleiner 618-827-3468 Josh Huelsmann 618-541-1326 Bob Fruend 618-920-5375

SALE FORCE Scott Courtney, auctioneer 563-380-1318 Larry Kleiner, pedigrees 217-827-3468 Brian Olbrich 815-482-7426 Carl Schmitz 812-483-1629 Bruce Gingerich 574-536-3061 Kenneth Hall 501-940-9711

Sale Catalogs: Lucas Clanton 618-322-3523 Kate Geppert 573-814-3148

Micheret Alexandra Sid EX-92 All-American & All-Canadian Sr. 2 Yr Old ‘10 Selling her long, black Armani September calf! Butlerview -- 217.341.2437

Gloryland-I Goldwyn Locket-ET EX-93 1-11 365 25,011 4.9 1221 3.4 851 Next dam: Lana Rae EX-94, back to Roxy herself. Her Brokaw Dec calf sells! Golden Oaks -- 847.224.7861

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Savage-Leigh Lavisha-ET VG-89 2-00 365 36,890 4.7 1721 3.4 1253 Fancy +2162GTPI Jabir Spring Yrlg gr-dtr sells! Next dam is HM AA Licorice. B-J-Grove -- 618-322-3523

Rolling-Lawns Atom Diane EX-90 4-09 365 35,610 3.8 1349 2.9 1020 A long, very stylish 9/14 Goldstar sells from Diane’s EX Zenith. Rolling-Lawns -- 314-308-1005

Dupasquier Gldwyn Rozlyn-ET EX-90 Nom. Jr. All-American Jr. 2 Yr Old ‘12 Rozlyn’s Damion Sr. 2 sells due after the sale. 3rd dam is James Rose EX-97. Woker -- 618-367-0263

Playball Flattop W Brook-ET 2-03 92 7,900 3.9 307 3.1 244 inc. 7 gen VG/EX back to Juror Faith. Selling is a pick for 12/15 to Archrival. Wilson Martin -- 660-216-3558

Erbacres Lyster Doriah EX-93-2E 3-06 365 32,570 3.5 1142 3.1 1003 6 gen VG/EX to Dellias. Selling is a 3/14 fancy Brokaw. Connor Erbsen -- 815-275-4990

J&S Scharlet Gib Stacey EX-90 Res. All-American Jr. 3 Yr Old ‘04 12 gen VG/EX. Selling is a fresh deep-ribbed Windbrook. Springbrook Farms -- 765-597-2368

Lavender Mario Reba-Red EX-91-2E HM All-American R&W 5 Yr Old ‘06 Reba is a maternal sister to Redrose. Her fancy VG-88 fresh Redman sells. Kleiner -- 618-827-3468

Cherown SY Delilah EX-96-4E All-American 125,000 Lb. Cow ‘05 Selling is a Jr. 2 Sid due in June to Atwood. Brett Woker -- 618-367-0263

Ms Duckett Dolman Sandra-ET EX-92 3-03 33,010 4.8 1579 3.1 1026 From 6 gen EX, selling is her really fancy Braxton 6/14 heifer. Koebele Klassic -- 217-683-2343

Castleholm Durham Riddle-ET EX-90-2E 2-09 365 30,920 3.8 1164 2.9 900 15 gen EX to Royal Rosa family. Selling is her fresh Haven. Lane Heinzmann -- 618-226-3606

Budjon-JK Encore Expose-ET EX-95-2E Res. All-American ‘02 & HM All-American ‘05 Her 12/14 Ladd Man P grand-dtr sells! Red Carpet -- 815-979-5314 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 201 - 45

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2015 Wisconsin Holstein Barn Meetings The Wisconsin Holstein Association invites all members and area dairy farmers to the 2015 Barn Meetings. The focus of this year’s barn meetings is classification. Whenever the topic of classification comes up, everyone has an opinion. The classifier should have done this or why did he or she do that? The most popular program that our breed association offers creates a lot of discussion. Here is your opportunity to get your questions answered by a classifier as he explains why cows score what they do and how do they arrive at that score. The most seasoned veteran can learn something as the program continues to evolve. Changes in breakdowns and final score reflect today’s market. Holstein Association USA classifier Cy Letter has decades of experience and his cowmanship is beyond reproach. He has been involved in classifying some of the stars of our breed but readily acknowledges the most important part of the program is getting all cows scored and linearized correctly so we as breeders can use the Sire Summary with confidence when we select mates for our own cows. Three locations have agreed to be host farms for these barn meetings. The schedule for the barn meetings are: Tuesday, March 17 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Mayerlane Holsteins - Bloomer (Chippewa County) Don & Liz Mayer & family 10803 State Hwy. 64, Bloomer, WI • 715-568-3678 Directions: From Highway 53 take Highway 40 north to Highway 64 east. We are the 2nd farm on the south side of the road. Wednesday, March 18 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Joe Paltzer Farm - Seymour (Outagamie County) Joe Paltzer N6234 Hwy. C, Seymour, WI • 920-851-1504 Directions: The farm is located about two miles south of Seymour, at N6234 County Road C. From Highway 41, take County E north and stay straight onto County EE. After about 5 miles, go north (left) on to County C. The farm is on the east side of the road. Thursday, March 19 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Fischerdale Holsteins - Verona (Dane County) Tom & Vicki Sarbacker family 1487 Range Trail, Vernoa, WI (608) 845-9855 Directions: From Madison - take Hwy 18-151 south from the beltline. Take exit 79 towards Paoli - Hwy PB. Turn left on Hwy PB - go 3 miles into Paoli (stop sign). Turn right into Paoli. Take next right in Paoli (north on Range Trail), farm is 1/2 mile on left. From the south - at the Hwy. 69 & Hwy. PB intersection (on south edge of Paoli), head into Paoli, follow road around a right curve. Take the next left, north on Range Trail to farm 1/2 mile on left. 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.

Mayerlane Holsteins - Don & Liz Mayer & Family Family is a huge part of the day-to-day operation at Mayerlane Holsteins in Bloomer, WI. Don and Liz have been involved with Holsteins their whole lives. In 1990 they decided that it was time to farm on their own, after working for some well-known breeders. When they purchased the farm in Bloomer it was six acres, a barn, a house and five outbuildings. All of the buildings have since been updated or removed. With being on only six acres, all of the feed is purchased and some breeding aged heifers and dry cows are housed at different pastures during the summer. Don and Liz have three children Erica, Dustin and Samantha. All three of the kids have been involved with showing, 4-H/FFA and chores at the farm. Erica is married to Travis Ullom who works at his parents’ farm in Menomonie; they have two children Hannah (15) and Fritzy (13). Both Hannah and Fritzy do much of the showing for Mayerlane along with playing sports. Dustin, who is a jailer, is marrying Megan in September. 48 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015

He has a son Wyatt (8), who is in 4-H and cannot wait to show a calf this summer, and Megan’s son Josh (12). Samantha married Andrew Berlin and they also have two girls Elsie (2) and Millie (1). The girls love to be out with all of the animals. All of the family helps at the farm in some way. Samantha and Erica are involved with the day to day operations of the farm with Don and Liz, along with some high-school student employees and a college student on the weekends. The Mayers milk 60 cows in a 49 tie-stall barn three times a day. During the summer the cows go out three times a day and as the days get colder in winter they are happy to get out once a day. When the cows go out they have access to a bunk with haylage and corn silage, a pasture and a converted freestall barn. The cows are fed high moisture corn, protein, mineral, dry hay and haylage in the barn. All of the stalls are bedded with shavings and some straw in the winter. The Mayers have a current rolling herd average of 24,382 4.13 1008 3.23 787. In a typical month, there are 10-12 animals that get flushed at the farm. The embryos that are the results of these flushes are sold locally and world-wide. There are a handful of these embryos that are put in at the farm or at Travis’ family’s farm. Another product of selling embryos around the world is having trainees wanting to come to Mayerlane. Since moving to the farm, the Mayers have hosted trainees from England, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands and Finland. There are many cow families that are represented at Mayerlane, including Prudence, Lead Mae, Roxy, Ultimate Pala, Rosa, Chief Adeen, Star Lily, Desire and Destiny. Mayerlane classifies three times a year. Currently in the herd are 27 Excellent cows. Of those 27, there are 16 that are EX-92 and higher. There are many two year olds that are scored VG-88 and VG-89. One of the young cows that is particularly exciting at Mayerlane is Mayerlane Catamount or, as she is more commonly known, Cat. Cat is due back in June and has pregnancies by Doorman and Sid. Cat has been flushed to Sid, Doorman and Armani. She is the VG-89 first score Atwood daughter of Lylehaven Damion Lynx EX-94 and 2nd dam is Starbuck Lil EX-94. There are two younger sisters to Cat that have calved in this winter sired by Atwood and also a summer yearling Clark and Goldwyn sisters due in October. The future looks promising. Devil is another young cow that the Mayers are looking forward to developing. Milksource D Devils-Red-ET is a VG-88 Destry from the iconic Destiny EX-94 and 2nd dam is Desire EX-96. Devil is due back in September and has daughters by Acme and Sympatico. She also has pregnancies by Addiction P and McGucci. Mayers showed her fall calf, Acme Mayerlane Ditzy Devil-ET, this summer. She earned Junior Champion of the District 1 Show, 3rd at the Wisconsin Junior State Fair and 1st at the Mid-West Fall National. The other Acme, a spring yearling for 2015, Mayerlane Dare Devil will be selling at the Badger Invitational in April. This is the first daughter that will be selling at public auction from Devil. There is a group of three sisters that call Mayerlane home. They include a Roy, Lowgrey-ML Patty Peppermint EX-93, and two Shottles, LudwigsDG Shottle Prisim-ET EX-91 and Ludwigs-DG Shottle Piper-ET EX-94. Peppermint currently has a milking Sid and Damion in the herd. Prisim has an EX-90 second calf Fever. The sisters’ dam is Finley Patty and their fourth dam is Ultimate Pala. The sisters have been flushed and have some calves coming from Damion, Goldsun, Atwood, Windbrook, McGucci and Corvette. Another family that has had a major impact on the herd is Lead Mae EX-94. Durham Mae was an EX-92 daughter of Lead Mae who had EX daughters in the herd by Finley, Outside and Mich. There are now EX granddaughters in the herd. They are currently working with members of the Debutante Rae family, including her highest scored living daughter, an EX-94 Stormatic. The Mayer family is excited to be hosting a barn meeting and look forward to having you visit Mayerlane on March 17. Lunch will be provided.

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Paltzer Farm - Joe Paltzer The Paltzer farm of Seymour, Wis., is owned and operated by the Paltzer family, which includes Joe, his girlfriend Alane and son Brett. Joe’s family has farmed his entire life, but Joe has been managing the operation for the past ten years. Joe is currently milking 50 cows in a tie-stall barn that also has four box stalls. The herd has a BAA of 110.7, with a rolling herd average at 25,000 pounds of milk. The Paltzers run 230 acres, with 150 owned and an additional 80 rented for additional hay and corn. Joe feeds a high forage diet, including corn silage and baylage, and he top dresses high moisture corn and protein. Calves on the farm are raised in hutches and transitioned to a bedded pack barn once they are weaned. All older heifers are kept in freestalls and pastured during the summer months. Joe breeds for type and prefers to use high reliability sires. The Paltzers have done some IVF work, and have several calves by Goldwyn, Atwood, and Windbrook. Sires currently being used include Gold Chip, Sid, Baltimore and Absolute. There are many descendants of prominent cow families in the herd, including offspring from BC Cami, Roxy, Alicia, Apple, Elegance, Debutante Rae, and Royal Rosa. High-scoring dams headlining the herd right now are Stone-Front Durham Carmen, EX-94, and Rabbit-Ranch Stmatic Rita, EX-94. Carmen has two milking Sanchez daughters in the herd, as well as a Goldsun yearling, two Goldwyn September calves and two Atwood December calves. Rita has two milking Dundee daughters and two Goldwyn September calves. Visitors to the Paltzer herd will see an EX-91 Goldwyn from Budjon Redmarker Desire, as well as a VG-88 Fever two-year-old that is a granddaughter of Debutante Rae. The Paltzers briefly owned Stone-Rise Durham Lizzy, EX-95, and have four Goldwyn daughters and two Windbrook daughters on the ground from her. There is also an EX-92 Rampage on the farm, Winterfield Trenda-Red, with 11 EX dams and the nearest five are all EX-92. Trenda has a Contender that was seventh in the winter heifer class at World Dairy Expo last year. This calf, Paltzer-JT Contender Tulsa-Red, was second at the WI Championship show, and Trenda was first aged cow. The pair was first dam and daughter as well. Joe has additional daughters from Trenda sired by Advent and Absolute. The Paltzers are looking forward to hosting a Wisconsin Holstein Barn Meeting. Lunch for the day will be held at the Osborn Town Hall at W3389 Cty Rd EE, Seymour, WI, less than two miles from the farm.

Fischerdale Holsteins - Tom & Vicki Sarbacker Fischerdale Holsteins, Verona, is owned and operated by Tom & Vicki Sarbacker and family. Their kids have always played a big part in the success of the operation; Nick, Andy, Joe, Ben and Elizabeth grew up being involved in the farm, doing day to day chores, cattle showing, and marketing cattle. Currently, Nick farms with wife Jessica and children Madison and Melanie at Heritage Holsteins in Whitewater. Andy teaches middle school science and resides in New Glarus, with wife Kara, and children Noah, Matthew, Eden and Avery. Joe and Sarah, and children Payton, Braelyn, and Reagan farm at Fischerdale with Tom and Vicki. Ben is a Genetic Services Coordinator at Accelerated Genetics. He and his wife Jocelyn live in Edgerton. Elizabeth is a freshman at UW-Madison majoring in Dairy Science. Since 1958, Fischerdale Holsteins has strived to build a herd of homebred cows that excel in the barn and show ring. Tom and Vicki continued that goal since 1983 when they moved on the current location south of Verona. In 2008, Joe and Sarah got married, both graduated from UW-Madison and Joe became a full-time employee at Fischerdale and Sarah started an event planning business, Cherry Blossom Events, in 2010. Currently the farm consists of 165 acres of mostly tillable land around the Sugar River. They produce corn and alfalfa, which goes to feed the cows. The milking cows are fed a TMR and additional with dry hay. Dry cows and heifers are fed corn silage and dry hay. Calves are fed grain and microbials along with free choice hay. The Sarbackers milk 65 Registered Holsteins in a tie-stall barn two times a day. The dry cows and heifers are housed in loose housing, which

is transition for show calves in the summer months. The herd boasts a rolling herd average of 25,754 milk, 3.54%F, and 3.18%P and a BAA of 109.6%. Over the years the Sarbackers have bred 98 EX cows, had three All-American Nominees, three Junior All-American winners, Grand Champion of World Dairy Expo’s Junior Show 1991, 11 Junior All-American nominations, nine animals place in the top ten at WDE open show, three All-Wisconsin winners, three WI Junior State Fair Grand Champions, and three WI Junior State Fair Junior Champions. The Sarbackers pride themselves on building deep cow families of homebred cattle by sticking to their breeding goals of high type, longevity, and milk production from great udders. Tom and Joe are very selective on purchasing bulls that fit what kind of cows they want to have in the barn. They are currently using, Atwood, Brokaw, Airlift, Goldsun, Golden Dreams, Armani, Aftershock, Brazzle and Bankroll. The Fischerdale Horton Evie family has 31 cows (9 EX, 11 VG, 6 GP, & 5 NC) in the herd today, none more important than Fischerdale Champ Explicit EX-94 3E, a ninth generation cow to carry the Fischerdale prefix. Born in February 2005, she doesn’t have an extensive show career, but her offspring speak loudly for her ability as a brood cow. Explicit is out of an EX-90 Encore and her full sister, Fischerdale Champion Escalade, was Junior Champion at the WI Junior State Fair in 2008. Escalade was HM Junior All-American Fall Yearling that year. Explicit currently has 13 daughters on the farm by Encounter, Talent, September Storm, Fever, Goldsun, Absolute, and Atwood, with nine IVF female Atwoods due September 2015. Her oldest daughter, Fischerdale Encounter Excite, EX-92 2E, was 1st summer yearling at WI Junior State Fair, 3rd at WI Championship Show and 9th WDE open show in 2008. Another daughter, Fischerdale Talent Epitome, EX-91, was Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior show at District 6 and 2nd at WI Junior State Fair 2009. Explicit’s third daughter is Fischerdale Sept Storm Excuse EX-91, who was Junior Champion at WI Junior State Fair, nominated Junior All-American, and member of the nominated All-American Junior Best Three in 2010. Another Explicit daughter, Fischerdale Fever Estero VG-86 (1st calf ), was nominated Junior All-American Fall Calf and Junior Champion at District 6 in 2012. Explicit’s notable granddaughters in the herd: Fischerdale Windbrook Etta VG-85(Windbrook x Fischerdale Encounter Excite) was Reserve Junior All-American winter calf in 2012; Fischerdale Sept Storm Eccentric VG-88 (Sept Storm x Fischerdale Encounter Excite) was nominated Junior All-American and member of the nominated AllAmerican Junior Best Three in 2009; and Fischerdale Goldsun Exactly VG-86 2Y (Goldsun x Fischerdale Sept Storm Excuse). Explicit is the fourth dam of Fischerdale Evangeline, who was 1st summer yearling at the WI Junior State Fair and Junior Champion of the District 6 show this past summer. The Sarbackers are excited about the future of this family and the impact that it will continue to have at Fischerdale. Another prominent cow family at Fischerdale comes from Fischerdale Champion Rookie VG-86, a sixth generation to carry the Fischerdale prefix. Fischerdale Damion Reality EX-93 (dam is and EX-91 Blitz) and Fischerdale Damion Rambo (dam is a GP-83 Promote) are granddaughters of Rookie, and they have really put this family on the map. Reality was the anchor of the Fischerdale show string for the past five years. She was 3rd at the WDE open show and nominated All-American summer yearling in 2010. Reality calved in great, going on to win All-Wisconsin, Grand Champion of the WI Junior State Fair and Junior All-American honors in 2011. In 2012, she was Resrve All-Wisconsin, Junior AllWisconsin and again nominated Junior All-American. Unfortunately, Reality recently was lost due to injury, but her legacy will live on in her VG-86 Goldwyn two year old, daughters and granddaughters by Brokaw, Goldsun, and Dempsey. Reality has a Bradnick sister and an Atwood sister to be born in June. Rambo, scored VG-86 at 2-00 this fall, was nominated Junior All-American fall calf in 2013, and was twice Reserve Junior Champion at the District 6 Show in 2013 and 2014. The Sarbackers are excited to be hosting a barn meeting and look forward to your visit to Fischerdale on March 19. MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015 - 49

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Kingsmill Durham Delight-ET *RC

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VG-86 VG-MS at 2-04 4-10 3x 325 32,320 2.8 900 3.1 1013 inc.

VG-86 Can at 2Y 2-00 365 22,825 4.1 930 3.4 780

VG-87 Can at 2Y 1-11 2x 365 27,200 4.1 1122 3.3 895

Dams: EX-91 Distrigene x EX-91 3E x EX-90 GMD x EX-91 3E GMD Roulette Dewdrop-Red

Dams: VG-86 x VG-88 x VG-85 x VG-87 x VG-86 x VG-85

Dams: VG-86 2Y x VG-86 2Y Braedale Baler Twine x VG-88 Gypsy Grand

Embryos available: • #1 Advent IVF Female • #2 Advent IVF Female

Embryos available: • #1 Eraser P • #2 Crown P

Embryos available: • #2 Mogul IVF female • #2 Silver IVF female

Other heifers we are working with...

Dan Kaufmann 1006 N. Connor Trail Sioux Falls, SD 57103 605-359-6332

• Farnear-TBR-BH Cash Cade-ET +2423G +1430M +74F +58P +800NM +5.8PL +3.14T +3.05UDC +2.02FLC - Embryos available by Spark, contract interest from Accelerated McCutchen x GP-83 2Y VG-MS Observer x VG-87 2Y Goldwyn • Summer-Dream Chip 10-Red-ET +2117G, +142 RZG in Germany She is polled! Chipper-P x VG-86 Lawn Boy P x EX-90 GMD DOM Sept Storm x EX-93 2E GMD Terry

Contact us if you are interested in embryos from any of these great pedigreed individuals.


with a Touch of Black

Saturday, April 11 • 12:00 noon • Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia

Ernest-Anthony Amaze-ET EX-92

Long-Haven Shottle Rhyan EX-92

3-09 2x 365 28,703 4.5 1283 3.3 955

4-05 2x 365 35,254 4.6 1615 3.0 1073

Selling is Amaze’s stunning 9/14 Brokaw daughter. Watch for her photo. 2nd dam EX-92 Goldwyn then EX-95 Nom. AA Aphrodite then EX-96 Ashlyn. Doug Lemke & Crescentmead, 920-371-7738

Selling is a choice of Rhyan’s two 9/14 Goldwyn calves. Rhyan’s maternal sister Goldwyn Rochelle, EX-92, AA & All-Canadian Junior 2 Year Old 2009. What an opportunity! A potential 13 generation EX. Rhyan Syndicate, 414-758-0639

Hosted by Todd, Christa, Landon & Mylie Wendorf W2444 Evergreen Rd., Ixonia, WI 53036 50 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015

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


Mad-About Pontiac Sunfire EX-94-2E EX-97-MS Do-N-Joy Damion Lovely EX-92-2E Schluter Aftershock Dana EX-92 K-Lane Talent London EX-91-2E Ms Ru-Barb Baxter Rileigh EX-91-2E A-Rad Jasper Raidiant EX-91 ClintClair Norman Nat EX-91 K-Lane Rubens Laurin Besty EX-91 Mad-About Pontiac Velvet EX-91 K-Lane Advantage Kacy EX-90 EX-90 K-Lane Damion Andrea K-Lane Garrison Faith EX-90 K-Lane Jay-Z Brittney EX-90 EX-90 K-Lane Mattson Autumn EX-90 K-Lane Mattson Spicy K-Lane Outbound SweetPea EX-90 K-Lane Primetime Kaelynne EX-90 EX-90 K-Lane Prince London EX-90 Luck-E Drake Atisha Mad-About Million Yalena EX-90 EX-90 Matrix II Adidas

21 EX Cows on 12/19/14 Classification 108.5 BAA on 95 Cows

SPRING SALE CONSIGNMENTS Clinton County Classic March 28th

PDCA Calf Sale April 18th

K-Lane Asteroid Alana K-Lane Dickey Bianca

DOB 9/1/12 Reg # 142205550 Sire: Kingsmill Gdwyn Asteroid Dam: K-Lane Mario Anna VG-86 2nd: K-Lane Damion Andrea EX-90 3rd: K-Lane Pat Apple EX-90

DOB 9/1/14 Reg # 73213784 Sire: Ernlo Gold Lynn Dickey Dam: K-Lane Arridd Berry VG-85 2nd: Schaufine Rubens Betty GP-83 3rd: Sibic-Henway BStar Betsy EX-93


Rodger, Rhonda, Rick, Rachel & Riley Koehn 2845 Kennedy Road, Peotone, IL 60468 Phone: 708-878-8518

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MARATHON COUNTY HOLSTEIN BREEDERS District 4 Show June 18, 2015 in Marshfield

Come support the cheese curd stand...

Edgar, WI • 715-352-3177

Athens Fair August 20-23, 2015 North Central Wisconsin Antique Steam & Gas Engine Show - August 28-30, 2015


Dream Team Holsteins


Don, Jenna, Malayna & Kendra Fahey

Russ & Rosie Bauman

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

Gary’s Dairy Good-Time registered Holsteins

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

11360 Rainbow Dr., Merrill, WI 54452 715-537-0820

REIBER ACRES LLC SCHCustom Calf & Heifer Raising

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

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

We are all about the type! Dal-Ski Marker Emealea EX-90 at 3-09 Dal-Ski Toystory Pnutbutter EX-90 at 6-00 Dal-Ski Buckeye Ebay EX-90 at 7-01 Swetzerlann Toystory Bonnie EX-91 94MS at 7-08

Crestwood Advent Carly-Red EX-91 Her fancy RED Colt-P September calf sells at the Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale on March 21.


Loren & Anita Birkey Wausau, WI • 715-845-8601 52 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015

DAL-SKI HOLSTEINS David & Paulette Lemanski Devin, Alex & Danielle 715-352-3382 3475 Cardinal Lane, Marathon, WI 54448 Visitors Welcome

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Ded-Dit Holsteins September calf going in Wisconsin Valley Fair Heifer Program Ded-Dit Braxton Big Shot Will be looking for more fall calves.

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

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

Mark Bychinski 715-571-0843

Goldcrest Shottle Candy-ET now EX-90! Daughters milking by Man-O-Man, Freddie, Robust & Jives Fred, Lynne & Matt Harder

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

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

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

Call Milkyhill Cattle Sales for rates. Will be done professionally. Barron Spring Sale - Saturday, April 4 Vernon County 40th Anniversary Sale Saturday, May 9

Contact ED mielke 715-574-2931

Dan and Michelle Mielke

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

A Grass-Based dairy farm with Strong Cow Families

On-Q Jackman Sun-ET +2472 GTPI +632NM +5.2PL (12/14) The forecast is for a lot of “Sun” this Summer! She is flushing well and due to calve with a Delta heifer in September. ET heifers and bulls out of Yoder, Monterey, Main Event, Demaris, Silver and Pat-Red coming in summer and fall. Dam: Ms Brandys Bella-ET VG-85 VG-MS +2210 GTPI by Armitage 2-02 232 25,425 3.9 1003 3.1 777 inc. Granddam: Ms Apple Brandy-ET VG-88 EX-MS 3-01 2x 365 24,950 5.0 1240 3.8 951

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

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

We have a selection of high genomic tested bulls available for sale. Contact us for more information.

Keith & Cassi Bauman Korbyn, Karsyn & Chase W615 Cty. Hwy. N, Edgar, WI 54426 715-615-3552 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015 - 53

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FARMS “Striving for that fine line of genetic excellence”

North-Log Stormin Joni VG-88 EX-92MS 5-00 365 39,525 1370 1286 7-02 183 21,311 3.6 766 3.0 630 inc. 305 proj. 31,275 1150 947

North-Log Destry Nora-Red VG-85 VG-86MS 2-04 365 35,667 3.5 1213 3.0 1054 - due in May to Carson-Red 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

Langs-Twin-B Mogul 4915-ET

VG-85 VG-MS 2-03 2x 110 8984 4.3 384 2.9 258 inc. GTPI +2425 PTA +932M +39F +36P +525NM +4.7PL +2.77T +2.43UDC +2.22FLC 12/14

4915’s Halogen daughter selling in the Quest for Success II is +2504 GTPI and +2.48T.

Dam: Ralma Shottle Oreo-ET VG-85 DOM 2-01 2x 365 37,020 4.0 1480 3.1 1145 2nd Dam: Ralma Christmas Cookie-ET VG-89 DOM Floyd & Lloyd Baumann

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

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

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

We invite you to the Great Northern in Fond du Lac, WI, on Monday, June 22 for the

Four-of-a-Kind Complete Dispersal. Also selling will be partnership animals from Dan Cnossen. We think the cows have never looked better. Please join us as another chapter is written and this book is closed.

NOR-WAY-PETE FARMS, INC. Tomkins Hztry Sizln Sunshine We are looking forward to the new year and the upcoming show season! F4680 Walnut Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 Ph.: 715-581-6460 E-mail: 54 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015

1751 Cherry Drive, Eland, WI 54427 Home of NOR-WAY-PETE & Four-of-a-Kind Reg. Holsteins RHA: 3x 257 cows 29,579 3.9 1150 3.0 879

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

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FUSTEAD HOLSTEINS We are growing...

Farnear-Regan Toast-ET VG-86 2-01 2x 365 26,117 4.1 1058 3.5 903 She’s an Observer x EX-92 Boliver Tab back to Dellia

Her last two flushes she had 43 embryos, bred back on first breeding and is due March 10. If she fits your program, make us an offer! We also have breeding age bulls for sale - some polled, RC & from the Apple family. Some younger bulls up to +2440 GTPI also. 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%

Matthiae Dairy Farms, Inc. Complete Holstein Dispersal April 17, 2015 • Marathon, WI Herd stats: • 135 cows, RHA 2x 30,350 4.07 1236 3.19 968 SCC 102 • 39 cows less than 100 days in milk, 27 cows in milk 100-240 days and 50 cows 241 days & up • 33 cows and 40 heifers to calve by sale day • 60 days after the sale there will be 32 cows & 16 heifers to calve • 35 bred heifers, 27 heifers 4-8 months of age and 25 heifers less than 4 months of age • 2 year olds calving sired by Mogul, Mixer, Large, Gold Chip, Numero Uno, Supersire and Brokaw • Bred and open heifers sired by Doorman, Airlift, Brokaw, Halogen, Shakespeare, Tango, Defender, Bombero and Golden Dreams • Attention Juniors! There are 4 fall yearlings, 6 summer yearlings, 6 fall calves and 10 winter calves that sell! See our ad on page 40 for a sample of animals selling. Animals are used to headlocks and freestalls. Sale managed by Courtney Sales LLC, 563-380-1318.

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:

Left: Bailey, Aiden, Jennifer, Connor & Adam Center: Brian & Wendy; Shannon, Tyler, Sarah and a new addition due in May! Right: Brad, Issac, Reagan & Nicki (living in Alabama, but enjoying their time on the farm) We also want to thank Mystic Valley, Synergy Dairy, Summit Farms, Jauquet Holsteins, United Pride Dairy, Vir-Clar Farms, Wargo Acres, Wilstar Holsteins and Kevin Jorgensen for the great cows we have added to our expanded dairy!

FUSTEAD HOLSTEINS Brian & Wendy Fust Wausau, WI

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

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

To the Quest for Success II L-L-M Dairy Troy Precision born 12-3-14 GTPI +2589 PTA +1294M +53F +48P +2.67SCS +6.9PL +2.0DPR +2.04T Sire: River-Bridge Co-op Troy-ET Dam: L-L-M Dairy SS Peru-ET GTPI +2344 (will be scored before the sale) by Supersire 2-00 44d 4249 4.2 179 2.8 119 - last test 107 lbs., 4.5%F 2nd Dam: L-L-M Dairy J Stream Procky

VG-87 DOM +2093 GTPI 1-11 365 32,760 3.9 1262 3.2 1051

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Kingdom Haven Farm, Inc. is a family owned dairy located just south of Edgar in Marathon County. The farm has 1,600 cows and raises all of their young stock. Owners, Mike and Kevin King, along with their wives, Linda and June, purchased the farm from their parents, Aloysius and Marie King, in 1984. The farm has been in the family since 1886. Linda and June’s brother, Kenneth, is also involved in the operation. Aloysius passed away in 2014 at the age of 93, leaving behind his work ethic and his passion for agriculture. Mike and Linda have three children: Patrick, Carol, and Scott. Patrick graduated from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and is in charge of machinery and maintenance of the equipment and makes cropping decisions. He has been dating Katie Sommers for a couple of years. Scott is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course and does the majority of the feeding of the cattle. He will be getting married to Hallie Werner in the fall of 2015. Carol lives and works in Wausau. Kevin and June have five children: Nathan, Michelle, Melissa, Angela, and Alycia. Nathan graduated from MidState Technical College and is in charge of semen selection, the manure and sand separation system, and parlor maintenance. Michelle is married to Jason Berdan. They have a five-year-old daughter Madelyn, and a son Isaac, age two. Michelle graduated from University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She helps June with the animal records and animal health, including herd checks and vaccination programs. Melissa lives and works in Waukesha while Angela lives and works in Green Bay. Alycia is pursuing a degree in Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. After purchasing the farm in 1984, which consisted of 100 milk cows, Mike and Kevin expanded their herd over the years. In 1996, a freestall barn and milking parlor were added to milk 300 cows. Since then they have expanded their herd to the present 1,600 cows and a 50-stall rotary parlor. The rolling herd average is 28,500 pounds, milking three times per day. The farm crops 3,500 acres, which includes corn and alfalfa. The farm does all of their own planting and harvesting. The manure hauling is done by a custom operator. In 2014, Nathan, Patrick, and Scott formed their own entity, White Knight Acres LLC, where they custom raise heifers for the farm. This is the first step in the succession of the next generation. Mike’s spare time interests include antique tractor pulls. He has several green and red tractors that he and his sons own. Linda is active in church and town zoning. Kevin is on the Marathon County Holstein board and enjoys taking the annual overnight bus trip with his wife and fellow Holstein members. June helps with her church and really enjoys her two grandchildren. Kingdom Haven has a float in the local Firemen’s annual parade where the farm hands out 2,500 sticks of string cheese to eager dairy lovers. The farm also works with the local school, encouraging visits for the students to learn more about modern agriculture. Thank you to the Marathon County Holstein Association for showcasing our family farm. 5117 CTH “N”, EDGAR, WI 54426


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“All Roads Leads to Illinois”

2015 National Holstein Convention The Illinois Holstein Association is very excited to welcome fellow Holstein enthusiasts to the 2015 National Holstein Convention, June 23-26, 2015, in St. Charles, Ill. Co-Chairmen, Ron Schaufelberger and Dale Drendel, have gathered a great group of volunteers throughout the state to help plan an exciting convention! Make sure to stay-up-to-date on all convention related information and news by visiting the official convention website at: Online registration will be available very soon! Watch our Facebook page for the announcement! Additionally, you can make your hotel reservations online now! Accommodations The 2015 National Holstein Convention will be held June 23-26, at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill. The resort is located on the original Silver Glenn Farm. Silver Glenn owned the first herd of Holsteins that were classified in the United States in 1929. The resort will accommodate all guests and for your convenience all junior activities and adults programs will be held on-site.

In addition to the spacious event space, there are six restaurants including the flagship, Harvest. A premier seafood and steakhouse, the interior of Harvest boasts original barnwood from the Silver Glenn dairy barns and their booth seating utilizes the old dairy stalls. Right around the corner from Harvest is Zanies Comedy Club, housed in the original silo of Silver Glenn Farm. Once inside, you will be able to enjoy any

responsible for contacting the farms before you travel to arrange your visit, but we will help facilitate it as much as possible. Farms will be added as the become available, so make sure to visit www.holsteinconvention2015. com frequently for all the latest tours available! We will also update our Facebook page with information on each of the farms that will host visitors! of the three pools (one of which is an indoor/ outdoor pool), shopping and lounge areas. Check out the “Accommodations” tab on the website for reservation information.

Pre and Post Convention Tours Plan your own pre and post convention tours with our convenient, interactive map found on the website under “Breeder Tour.” Because of the vast majorities of major highways that you can travel throughout the state, we will identify farms along the way that will be welcoming visitors before and after convention. No matter how you travel, or where you are coming from, there will be plenty of opportunities to visit other great Illinois herds along your trip. You will be

Monday, June 22 Junior Welcome - $15 per person Come sword fight with the Medieval Knights and feast on a baked potato & chili bar. There will be hands on swordsmanship for the juniors to learn sword fights and see a mini demonstration.

Tuesday, June 23 Golf Tournament - $75 per person Enjoy a 2-man scrabble round of golf on Pheasant Run’s championship caliber 72-par course home to a 5-par first hole – considered by many to be one of the region’s most difficult. The William Maddox designed course features sky blue lakes, maple-lined fairways and pristine grass. Choose an 11:30 or 12:30 start time. All course fees included.

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“All Roads Leads to Illinois” Tuesday, June 23 Junior Mardi Gras - $15 per person Plan to meet on Bourbon Street to meet new Holstein juniors and reconnect with old friends at the dance. States will present their banners & bring their giveaway goodies to share. Pizza provided along with a Mardi Gras photo booth.

Wednesday, June 24 Host Day Tour #1 - $30 per person This option will start with a visit to the North American headquarters for GEA Farm Technologies. Learn more about the total solutions that GEA has to offer along with a tour through their history museum.

From there, buses will depart for Hampshire, home to several of Illinois’ finest herds. Foremost Farms will provide lunch

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at Lindale Holsteins, also home to Team Holsteins. Plan to see family members from the EX-95 Frisky and Morgan families. The day will end with a visit to Luck-E Holsteins, home to the Red & White Cow of the Year, Luck-E Advent Kandie-Red (EX-95).

Host Day Tour #2 - $30 per person Start your tour off by visiting the world renowned Golden Oaks Farm. Plan to see members of the Champ Rae and Perk Rae families, as well as several other high profile families they are working with. After touring the 640-cow dairy, you’ll enjoy lunch provided by Grande Cheese and Wagner Farm. You’ll also tour Midwest Organics, a composting business that incorporates farm waste, yard waste and food scraps. From

there, you’ll travel to the Volo Auto Museum, an automobile and military experience. With over 300 classic, antique, muscle and

Hollywood cars on display and for sale, they are rated the #2 auto museum in the world. Host Day Tour #3 - $30 per person Depart for downtown Chicago and take in the lakefront Museum Campus by exploring Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. Come see a dolphin show at the world renowned Shedd Aquarium along with the other 32,000 amazing animals. Then at the

Field Museum see exhibits about Sue the T-Rex, mummies, gems, DNA, American Indians, and other science exhibits. Lunch included.

Host Day Tour #4 - $30 per person Float down the lazy river or slide down a wild slide at Magic Waters. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun. Lunch is included. In case of bad weather, there will be an alternate plan. 100 max attendees.

2015 National Holstein Convention 2015 National Holstein Convention Sale Pre-Sale Meal - $15 per person Fay’s Pork Chop Bar-B-Que will provide dinner, which includes a mouth-watering pork chop, ¼ chicken, baked beans, applesauce, potato salad and dessert. Dinner and the sale is located at the Kane County Fairgrounds, just 15 minutes from Pheasant Run! Tickets will not be sold on site, so be sure to order in advance. Sale Chairmen, Gary Janssen and Brian Olbrich, will be working with an exceptional crew to present some of the best cattle from around the world for your offering. Burton Consulting will managed the sale. Transportation will travel to Pheasant Run throughout the evening so you can stay as little or as long as you wish. Ag Olympics & Dance - $10 per person Follow the Pre-Sale meal with fun at the Kane County Fairgrounds with Ag Olympics/ Minute to Win It. Come and we will divide into teams to compete for prizes. From milk chugging to relays to fun team oriented games plan to laugh. More people = more fun!!! Thursday, June 25 Chicago Architectural Tour & Navy Pier $30 per person The Chicago Lake and River Tour offers breathtaking views of the magnificent skyline and up-close perspective from the Chicago River. This tour will entertain everyone, particularly those with a desire to experience the beauty of Chicago architecture. The day will conclude with lunch on your own, shopping and exploration on historic Navy Pier on Lake Michigan. 100 attendees max.

Family Night @ Medieval Times $30 per person Thursday night will be one of the premier events of the 2015 National Holstein Convention when all guests attend a show at Medieval Times in Schaumburg, Ill. Surrender to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed. From ringside seats, discover a feast of the eyes and appetite with more action, more fun & more excitement than ever before. As you thrill to

a rousing live jousting tournament, marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry, Medieval Times serves a four-course meal fit for royalty including garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, spare rib, herbbasted potatoes and pastry of the Castle. * Attention: Medieval Times is a live horse show in an enclosed arena. Persons with respiratory conditions, allergies, or asthma attend at their own risk. Medieval Times uses stroboscopic and pyrotechnic effects.* Friday, June 26 Junior Awards Banquet - $30 per person Join us to see who takes home the hardware. On the menu will be turkey, dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes and dessert. Illinois’ own Rod Stoll will entertain and motivate us in our keynote address. Rod was on Illinois’ first dairy bowl team and now has graduated to moderating dairy bowl for his 24th consecutive contest this coming summer. Rod is also the newest member to the Holstein Foundation Board. President’s Reception & Adult Banquet $40 per person Join fellow Holstein breeders as we close out the Convention in style with a social and banquet meal of steak and chicken, followed

by the presentation of Holstein Association USA Distinguished Young Breeder Award, Elite Breeder and Distinguished Leadership Awards. Special Appearance by Orion Samuelson We are extremely excited to welcome back Orion Samuelson as guest speaker of the Senior Banquet Friday evening. Orion is a world-renowned farm broadcaster who grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. He has spent his life bringing news to farmers across the Midwest and is sure to share some special stories during the banquet. Orion also was present at the 1975 National Holstein Convention, which was held in downtown Chicago! Stay Informed The Illinois Holstein Association is very excited to welcome all guests from coast to coast to the Land of Lincoln for the 2015 National Convention. Online registration and ticket forms will be available shortly on the website. We also have a PayPal account set-up, so you can pay directly online! Make sure to stay up-to-date on all convention activities and news by visiting www. and we look forward to welcoming you in June!

Stay informed! www.holstein

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Rockin’ All-American Results

Go-Sho ALittle RockNRoll-ET EX-90

Nominated All-American Junior 3-Year-Old 2014 Nominated All-American Produce of Dam 2014 HM Junior All-American Junior 3-Year-Old 2014 HM All-Canadian Junior 3-Year-Old 2014 Congratulations to Morgan & Adam on your 1st All-American nomination! 2014 was a great year for you two! We wish you luck in 2015! We would also like to thank the Schmocker family for making her available last spring and thank you and congratulations to Pat Conroy & Nathan Thomas for your success with her after Expo!


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Hauve Holsteins Complete Herd Dispersal Friday, April 3rd, 2015 • 10:00 AM Cashton, Wisconsin • 200 Head Sell

Hauve Goldwyn Deidra-ET

Hauve Windbrook Dora


VG-85 VG-MS at 2-06

VG-85 VG-MS at 2-10

4-10 2x 355 31,830 4.2 1328 3.2 1031 Deidra sells recently fresh and looks great! Also selling are her seven full sisters. She completes 7 generations of EX back to Dellia EX-95 herself.

2-03 2x 75 6290 3.9 245 2.9 185 inc. Dora is a daughter of Deidra and sells bred to Atwood. Over 110 head sell from this maternal line.

2-06 2x 116 8290 4.1 339 3.2 262 inc. Daisy sells with her Dorcy daughter and is bred to Sid; she is a full sister to Deidra EX-92. Also selling are her 25 Doorman embryos.

Hauve Guthrie Dido-ET

Hauve W Brook Danae-ET

Hauve Atwood Dreama

VG-86 VG-MS at 2-05

GP-82 at 3-00

- due to Sid in July

2-07 2x 102 8910 3.4 302 3.1 276 inc. 2-02 2x 95 8000 3.4 270 3.1 251 inc. Dido is a maternal sister to Diedra, Daisy, and Danae is one of seven full sisters that are selling; Danae. Already VG-86 and looks great, selling from the EX-91 Shottle, EX-90 Fred & EX-92 with her is a Aftershock daughter and her Door- Aster Jet that extends back to Dellia EX-95. man embryos.

Hauve Gold Daisy-ET

This fancy Atwood daughter is due after the sale to Sid. Backed by two EX dams, her dam is an EX-90 Champion & the granddam is an EX-90 Skybuck.

Schedule of activities: Thursday, April 2 Friday, April 3

4:00 – 8:00 pm 10:00 am

Open House with cattle viewing and complimentary meal Hauve Holsteins Complete Herd Dispersal

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Sale managed by:

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Hauve Holsteins Complete Herd Dispersal Friday, April 3rd, 2015 • 10:00 AM Cashton, Wisconsin • 200 Head Sell

Hauve Jeeves Katy

Hauve Final Cut Paris


EX-90 EX-MS 2E

3-04 2x 365 28,720 4.5 1287 3.0 848 2-04 2x 365 26,690 4.1 1083 3.1 830 Katy sells from a deep pedigree; her dam is an Two Shottle daughters and Atwood and WindEX-90 Titanic and the granddam is an EX-90 brook granddaughters are selling from this prolific Derry. She’s bred back to Golden Dreams and breeding cow. Paris also sells bred to Mogul. making a big record.

Hauve Atwood Maddy VG-85 VG-MS 2-04 2x 80 7790 3.5 273 2.9 222 inc. This fancy young Atwood sells milking right at 100 lbs./day on back to back tests. Her dam is by Shottle and the granddam is EX-91 3E Durham with 246,000 lifetime.

Hauve Jordan Daray-ET

Hauve C 45 Dragonfly-ET

Hauve Atwood Lari

VG-85 VG-MS at 2-09

- fancy winter yearling for 2015

- fall yearling bred to Sid

2-01 2x 351 28,640 3.5 1009 3.0 856 inc. Daray’s bred to Dorcy and looks great; she sells with her full sister that has two daughters selling. Also selling are 5 embryos that are full siblings to Daray.

Sired by Colt 45 and polled, she sells with her Alchemy maternal sister. Her dam sells and is an EX-91 Sept. Storm, backed by EX-92 Rubens Dena and four more EX dams.

Lari sells bred to Sid along with her EX-91 Outside dam and a VG-87 maternal sister by Lauthority. 12 head sell from this family that extends back to the Laurie Sheiks.

Over 100 head sell that extend back to Snow-N Astro Jet Diana-ET EX-92 • Over 50 embryos sell from the best cow families in the herd

Follow Hauve Holsteins on Facebook for updates. Call today for a catalog. Directions to the farm: From Sparta - go south on Hwy. 27 for 5 miles to the farm on the west side of the road. From Cashton - go north on Hwy. 27 for 10 miles to the farm on the west side of the road.

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Take a Second Look at these summer yearlings...

Waupaca-Waushara Sale, March 21 2nd-Look Snz Cassie 7211-ET VG-88 EX-MS 2-11 365 30,890 3.4 1054 3.3 1011 Her June 2014 Brokaw daughter sells. She is a potential 13th generation VG or EX and 6th generation over 30,000 lbs. milk!

Purple Ribbon Classic, March 21 2nd-Look Barbwire 12384-Red Her Dam: 2nd-Look Redlou 7447 VG-88, EX-MS 3-02 332 30,210 3.0 905 3.1 931 Her VG granddam by Halo Emory Brass is also over 30,000M. This family traces back to Welcome Jupiter Gala.

To the Badger Invitational a direct descendent of Juba! 2nd-Look Chelios 12347 Dam: Wilstar Mich Jubilee VG-85 3-00 357 39,440 4.0 1565 3.1 1238 2nd Dam: Ke-Jo Allen Juliet EX-90 4-00 2x 365 30,330 4.0 1203 3rd Dam: 2nd-Look Durham Juba 3433-ET (pictured) EX-95 GMD DOM 7-04 2x 365d 47,400 3.7 1734 3.0 1408 Life: 2174d 215,230 3.5 7504 3.2 6818 All-Wisconsin 125,000 lb. Cow 2008

These three heifers, each from a different cow family, represent generations of careful genetic selection. Here’s your chance to add to your herd heifers with high potential for both fun and profit. Doug, Linda, Corey & Tammy Hodorff N3832 Hwy. W, Eden, WI 53019 Farm phone (920) 477-6800 • Farm fax (920) 477-2520 E-mail:


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Sire: Atwood EX-90 Sire of All-Americans and the breed’s only bull ever to be +4.70 Type at 99% Rel (Aug ‘14) Dam: Mil-R-Mor Fancy Fabulous EX-92 EEEEE A 10th generation EX and one of 6 EX maternal sisters Her 9 dams average 185,591 lbs. lifetime!

Facts about Fave: • Her nearest 3 dams (top and bottom) are all EEEEE and average EX-93 and 4.8% fat lifetime • Her sire stack is a show-winning combination of Atwood (Goldwyn x Durham) x Shottle x Encore • Her granddam, Fancy Gay EX-94 EEEEE, 5-05 365d 2x 37,650m 4.5% 1703f 3.2% 1204p, is a potent transmitter of type and high butterfat test. She and her 6 EX daughters’ best records average: 4.4% 1206 fat 3.2% 855 protein = 2051 CFP!


• Her 10 direct dams are all Excellent, averaging EX-92 1st Dam: EX-92 2nd Dam: EX-94 3rd Dam: EX-92 4th Dam: EX-90 5th Dam: EX-91 6th Dam: EX-92 7th Dam: EX-93

Average lifetime total of all 2nd-10th dams: 185,591 lbs.

8th Dam:


9th Dam:


10th Dam:

EX-93 Look at Fave and look at the facts.

10 generations deep - no surprises here. Just world-class genetics for:

Type! Production! Components! Longevity! Reproduction! PROFIT! Bob & Kaye Miller & Family 765 E. Rock Grove Rd., Orangeville, IL 61060 815.819.7282 Bob & Kaye | 515.290.0453 Lorilee MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2015 - 65

two gold chip fall calves to add to your show string this year!

dam: tower-ridge sahara jane vg-88 2-10

dam: lida-acres dundee adeen-et vg-85 2-02

2-04 365D 33,030 4.6F 1521 3.4P 1114

2-01 305D 35,600ME 3.4F 1210 2.9P 1032

1st south sprg natl spr yr hfr 2012 1st mid-w fall natl spr hfr calf 2011 2nd mid-w spr nat spr yr hfr 2012 john & berlinda van der wal trevor & alisha ekkel john-507-215-0339 trevor-507-215-7521

4th mid-w fall natl sum yr hfr 2013 grandam: lida-acres costeau april 1st mid-w fall natl sr 3y, int & res gr 2007 in addition to the fall calves newalta will be offering up to 10 2 yr-olds or springing yearlings to the minnesota spring special sale. a great way to add to your bottom line this year!

Introducing three great animals heading to a sale near you!

OPSAHLS SS MINNOW-ET 5-06 87 VEEVV LIFE 1685d 109,870 3.5 3890 3.0 3328 JA-KNOLL MOSES MEG-RED BORN 9-1-2014 great-granddaughter to OPSAHLS MINNOW-ET is selling at this years national red & white sale . Meg is the potinial 8th generaton VG or EX

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JA-KNOLL CONTEND REB-RED-ET 3-06 86 VVV+V 3-01 2X 365D 17,650 3.9 692 3.2 558 Reb is selling at this years national red & white sale. Her dam is JAKNOLL LB RESA-RED-ET 2-10 86 +VVVV


JA-KNOLL LB RESA-RED-ET 2-10 86 +VVVV dam to ja-knoll contend reb-red-et selling at the national red & white sale.

JA-KNOLL RNGLDR ROSE-RED-ET born 9-1-14 will be selling at this years Minnesota Spring Special sale april 11, 2015. Her dam is JA-KNOLL CONTEND REB-REDET pictured above

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An Update From Sugar Creek

We have 20 McCutchens & 43 Doormans in the heifer pens & we like ’em! Our favorite McCutchens

Sugar-C J Mary 3226 EX-91 2E EX-MS

Regel Armitage Brenda-ET VG-86 VG-MS

5-00 3x 365 48,580 3.8 1830 3.0 1459 Lifetime: 196,500 3.9 7677 3.0 5932

• Sugar-C McC Faith-ET GTPI +2337

2-01 3x 315 31,700 4.0 1274 3.2 1030

• Sugar-C McC Monique GTPI +2157

born 12/13, we just made 8 transfers by Silverridge Endure. 2nd dam VG-85 VG-MS Jeeves with 30,820 3.9 1196 3.2 984

born 3/14 and from our “M” family, the 2nd dam is Mary 2E-90 with 219,530 3.3 7314 3.0 6598 lifetime

• Sugar-C McCutchen 5189 PTPI +2052, her dam EX-90 EX-MS with 38,660 5.4 2075 3.3 1276 • Sugar-C McCutchen 5249 PTPI +2043, her dam VG-85 VG-MS with 43,370 3.6 1572 3.2 1400

A few of our good Doormans • Sugar-C Doorman 5336 PTPI +2058 born 12/14, her dam a VG VG-MS Pagewire with 36,020M 1648F 1300P at 2-11, 2nd dam EX-91

• Sugar-C Doorman 5039 PTPI +2222 born 9/13, her dam a GP-83 VG-MS Iota with 31,000, 2nd dam VG-86 VG-MS with 43,990

• Sugar-C Doorman 5182 PTPI +2138 her dam by AltaKool and 2nd dam by Jeeves with 35,200 4.0 1379

• Sugar-C Doorman 5250 PTPI +2086 her dam is a VG-85 VG-MS Baxter with 42,380 4.1 1750 3.1 1325, 2nd dam by Pippen with 39,040 4.5 1770 3.2 1243

Todd’s selection to the RedFest with a Touch of Black - she sells April 11...

Navs Mac Shawna VG-87 VG-MS GTPI +1889 4-01 3x 365 39,010 4.1 1592 3.3 1270 Lifetime: 124,060 4.0 5015 3.3 1270

Sugar-C Aftershock 4964

• Sugar-C Doorman Email-ET GTPI +2101

~ a fall yearling in milk for 2015, she’s due August 11 to RMW Anchor-ET

born 9/13 and from the EROY family, she is one of our favorites. She is backed by two more VG-87 dams with high components and DOMs and GMDs gracing the pedigree. Email is due to Wickham in September and is adding to our branch of the Eroy family.

Dam: VG-88 EX-MS with 3-10 365 35,930 4.0 1427 3.2 1102 2nd Dam: VG-85 VG-MS with 4-02 349 34,200 3.6 1218 2.8 954 3rd Dam: EX-90 EX-MS with 41,020 3.2 1316 3.1 1096

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Spring Sale Consignments Clinton County Classic Sale... BRITE-SIDE SHOTTLE ARIEANA Maternal sister to: Brite-Side Morpheous Angel (left) Arieana is sired by Shottle, a bred heifer that is due to calve on June 3rd. She’s bred to Wilra McCutchen 530 +2443GTPI. BRITE-SIDE HERO RAZBERRY-TW Razberry is a fresh Hero daughter out of a VG Baxter that traces back to Robthom Ivory Mark. 13 out of 15 of Razberry’s nearest dams are VG or EX. She is a really fancy uddered, strong heifer that’s sure to be a good one!

Illinois PDCA Sale...

Southern National Sale...

RED DECEMBER REALITY CALF Daughter of: Brite-Side Redman Reva EX-90-2E EX-MS (above) This Reality calf is a potential 6th generation EX from the strong transmitting Reva. Maternal sisters to consignment include: EX-92 & VG-87 Advents, VG-87 Tycoon and VG-86 & VG-85 Durables.

BRITE-SIDE LMAN-P PROCEED-P*Polled* Grand-Daughter of: Brite-Side Ito Priss EX-94 DOM (above) Proceed-P is a POLLED Ladd Man P from a VG Million with 29,464M 4.0F 3.1P, then Priss EX-94 DOM. Priss’s influence is leaving a mark in our herd. Don’t miss this opportunity to add a POLLED Priss to your herd!

Visit Brite-Side Holsteins on Facebook to learn more about these and other cow families!

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(Goldwyn, Kite EX, Rubens EX-94) Junior All-American Fall Calf 2014 Nominated All-American & All-Canadian Fall Calf 2014 1st Senior Calf & Reserve Junior Champion RAWF 2014 1st Fall Calf WDE Holstein Show 2014 1st Fall Calf WDE Junior Holstein Show 2014 Owned by Connor Butler Embryos available for contract


(Doorman x Damion Camomile EX-95, Goldwyn VG) Junior All-American Winter Calf 2014 Nominated All-American Winter Calf 2014 1st Winter Calf WDE Junior Holstein Show 2014 5th Winter Calf WDE Holstein Show 2014 Owned by Miles, Kanani, & Soren Price Embryos available for contract


(Doorman x BVK Atwood Arianna EX-92 (MAX), Chief Adeen EX-94 2E DOM) Junior Reserve All-American Winter Calf 2014 2nd Winter Calf WDE Junior Holstein Show 2014 6th Winter Calf WDE Holstein Show 2015 Owned by Miles, Kanani, & Soren Price Embryos available for contract c

Joe & Amber Price Joe Price 765 618 5479 cell •

Jeff Butler: 1 (217) 341-2437 cell • Email:

For further inquiries please contact

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JM-L-Maples Aspen Deb-ET EX-92 2E 4-05 2x 305 31,620 3.4 1078 3.0 940 • Owned with Jason Mell • Goldwyn sister is EX-91, Int. Champion at District 5 in 2013 & 2014 and 3rd Senior 3 Year Old at WI State Show 2014 2nd Dam (below) Tree-Hayven Durham Delila EX-94 2E 7-02 2x 305 25,870 3.7 955 2.7 708 Reserve Senior Champion, District 5 2010

Selling JM-L-Maples Gold Chip Dawn Deb’s December 2013 Gold Chip a winter yearling for 2015!

Ms Ariels Observer Arby-ET EX-91 EX-MS at 3-05 +2017G 2-00 2x 307 24,340 4.1 992 3.3 796 • Owned by Rayme Mackinson, 815-822-2194 2nd Dam: Ms Atlees Goldwyn Ariel-ET EX-92 4-00 2x 305 32,570 4.3 1407 3.2 1037 Reserve All-American Junior 2 Year Old 2009 3rd Dam: MD-Delight Durham Atlee-ET EX-92 GMD DOM 3-11 2x 365 38,290 5.5 2091 3.1 1177 All-American Senior 3 Year Old 2005

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Sierra’s Holstein Scoop Hello fellow Holstein lovers! Hopefully, you all managed to stay warm this past winter and are looking forward to warmer weather. I want to thank everyone who attended Adult Convention this year. Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant Cierra Ehrke-Essock and I had a wonderful time talking to everyone and kicking off our year as royalty. Congratulations to Pierce and Pepin Counties who did a fantastic job hosting the event, as well as to all of the award recipients. It’s amazing to be a part of an organization with such an involved and enthusiastic membership. The Juniors are fortunate to have the guidance of the adult association. Don’t forget that the Midwest National Spring Show has a new location! It will be held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on Saturday, April 25.

Applications can be found in the News or online at and are due April 1. We are excited to start our royalty duties within the show ring! Cierra and I are eager to meet Wisconsin Holstein members, so make sure to come introduce yourselves at these upcoming events. Cierra and I are also looking forward to attending the spring barn meetings, where guest speaker Cy Letter will talk about classification. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about how your cows are scored from a guy with years of experience, and we encourage you all to attend. The barn meetings will be hosted throughout the state: Mayerlane Holsteins in Bloomer, March 17; Joe Paltzer in Seymour, March 18; and Fischerdale Holsteins in Verona, March 19. Gather in the barn to see some cows, visit with fellow dairymen, catch up on old friendships and establish new ones! Help the Wisconsin Holstein Association celebrate 125 years by submitting your photos. They will be posted on social media and will be returned to you afterward. Pictures may be mailed to the Holstein office or emailed to Cierra and I look forward to being invited to your events! Remember to fill out a request form under the “Contact Us” page of the WHA website to request our appearance. That’s the Scoop! Sierra Lurvey

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Booth-Haven A Mocha-Red-ET Born 3-3-2014

Reg. #142901531

Sire: Mr Apples Action-Red-ET Dam: Westphal-ELG Bwr Mojito-Red VG-85 VG-MS 2-03 2x 298 17,253 649F 537P inc. HHM Junior All-American R&W Winter Yearling 2013 Res. Junior Champion of Jr. Show, MW Spring R&W Show 2013

2nd Dam: Westphal-ELG Adv Madikal-ET *RC EX-91 2E 3rd Dam: Elm-Lawn-G Redmarker Madison *RC EX-92 4th Dam: Elm-Lawn-G Horace Michigan EX-92 3E Owner: Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth



Born 12-5-2014

Reg. #840003012456980

Sire: Mr Apples Armani-ET Dam: Budjon-Vail Deidra-Red-ET EX-91 EX-MS 2-09 202 16,926 549F 459P inc.

Born 12-18-2014

Reg. pending

Sire: Synergy Always-Red Dam: Ms Talent Applicious-Red-ET EX-92 2E 5-10 2x 365 29,070 5.4 1570 3.4 991 2nd Dam: KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-96 3E DOM 9-01 2x 365 36,750 4.3 1582 3.3 1211 2013 HI Red Impact Cow of the Year Reserve Grand Champion, Grand International R&W Show 2013

3rd Dam: Kamps-Hollow Altitude-ET EX-95 2E DOM 7-00 2x 365 39,690 4.7 1849 3.3 1310 Owner: Casey & Billie Olson, New London

Booth-Haven Moolate-Red Maternal sister to Mocha by Synergy Always-Red Nominated Junior All-American R&W Spring Calf 2014

Lake-Breeze Armani Diva-ET

In-Red Always Aces-Red-ET

Ms Talent Applicious EX-92 2E


Lyn-Vale Brkw PicMePlz-ET Born 12-25-14

Reg. #840003126667571

2nd Dam: Budjon Redmarker Desire EX-96 4E GMD 5-03 2x 365 47,540 4.2 1998 2.7 1304

Sire: Mr Atwood Brokaw 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

Owner: Mike & Laura Rammer, Sheboygan

Owner: William Schultz III, Waldo

10th Senior 2 Year Old, International R&W Show 2014 Nom. All-American R&W Milking Yearling 2013 3rd Milking Yearling, International R&W Show 2013 All-American R&W Fall Calf 2012

Budjon-Vail Deidra-Red-ET EX-91 EX-MS

Baycroft Rubens Glorious-ET EX-91 3E GMD

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Ms Hy-Ry Atwood Ambrosio-ET Born 6-27-2014

Reg. #840003125202039

Sire: Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET Dam: Hylite SS Alasandra EX-95 2E 6-03 2x 365 37,460 3.8 1439 3.1 1145 All-Wisconsin 150,000 lb. Cow 2014 1st 150,000 lb. Cow & Res. Grand Champion, MW Fall Natl. 2014 2nd 5 Year Old, Res. Grand Champion, MW Fall Natl. 2011

2nd Dam: Robthom Alexis Counselour EX-92 2E 8-02 2x 305 24,400 4.2 1013 3.0 720 Owner: C & M Ryan & A, M & S White, Fond du Lac


Our-Favorite Advantage-Red Born 6-16-2014

Reg #143233945

Sire: Fradon Redliner-Red-ET Dam: KHW Alxndr Ayako-ET VG-85 VG-MS 3-08 3x 240 21,067 4.0 833 3.5 741 inc. 2nd Dam: KHW Goldwyn Aiko-ET EX-91 DOM 5-07 2x 365 29,150 5.1 1500 3.8 1104 3rd Dam: Kamps-Hollow Altitude-ET EX-95 2E DOM 7-00 2x 365 39,690 4.7 1849 3.3 1310 4th Dam: Clover-Mist Alisha EX-93 3E DOM Next Dams: EX-94 4E DOM, EX-96 4E DOM August Owner: Todd Stanek, Fall Creek

Hylite SS Alasandra EX-95 2E KHW Alxnder Ayako-ET VG-85 VG-MS


Tree-Hayven G Drms Jazzy-ET Born 6-18-2014

Reg. #72956887

Sire: Heavenly Golden Dreams-ET Dam: Dannys Durham Jillian-ET EX-94 2E 3-06 2x 365 29,640 3.3 971 3.3 985 2nd Dam: Dannys Milan Jill EX-94 3E 5-06 2x 365 33,060 3.0 1006 2.9 952 Grand Champion, WI Championship Show 2003 HM All-American 5 Year Old 2003

3rd Dam: GBM Valiant Starbuck Janice EX-94 4E GMD 11-08 2x 305 32,770 4.8 1564 3.3 1083 Owner: Adam Borchert, Auburndale

Dannys Durham Jillian-ET EX-94 2E


Zehr-Go-Sho Attic Remi Born 9-11-14

Reg. #840003013444725

Sire: Allyndale-I Attic-ET Dam: Go-Sho Robins Ralphy Boy-ET EX-91 EX-MS 3-07 2x 305 22,890 3.3 754 3.0 685 2nd Dam: Go-Sho Bonvoyage Royale EX-94 3E 4-07 2x 318 31,810 4.2 1341 2.9 910 3rd Senior 3 Year Old, MW Natl. Spring Show 2008

3rd Dam: Thal-View Milan Renee-ET EX-90 EX-MS Owner: Wyatt & Rosalee Zehr & Tess & Stella Schmocker, Whitewater

Go-Sho Alittle Rocknroll-ET EX-90 Maternal sister to dam of Remi HM All-Canadian Junior 3 Year Old 2014

Outstanding Holstein Girl and Boy est. 1890

The Wisconsin Holstein Association has been naming an Outstanding Girl and Boy since 1933. The National Holstein Association has recognized juniors with the Distinguished Junior Member program since 1922 and many Wisconsin winners have been named National DJM semi-finalists 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985

Carrie Warmka *Ryan Pralle Breinne Hendrickson Brett Hildebrandt Cara Biely *Mitch Kappelman Laura Elliott Kyle Natzke Danae Bauer *Jacob Brey *Danielle Brown *Ben Kinnard Kristin Natzke Olson Ty Hildebrandt *Heather Petersheim Metzler Clayton Wohlk *Chrissy Wendorf Meyer Paul Lippert Jenna Wegner *Joseph Sarbacker Becky Martin Brown Mitch Amundson *Lea McCullough *Andrew Rickert Annie Haughian McCullough *Tony Brey Sarah Wegner Loehr *Dennis Bangart *Laurie Winkelman *Nathan Dorshort *Leah Hurtgen Ziemba *Brian Kelroy *Amy Hagenow Ryan *Matthew Dorshorst Angie Geiger Zwald *Troy Noble Katie Boyke Grinstead Chad Ryan Michelle Barnhart Woodman *Mark Ulness *Shelly Lammers O’Leary *Chris McCullough Renee Rippchen Sanchez *Chris Booth *Corey Geiger Michelle Bartelt Richard Rich Coulthard Stacy Keller Kliest Sandy Piechowski Cordes John Behling *Marie Rindsig Peterson Douglas Mayer *Kimberly Olson Jones Brian Coulthard Lisa Mullen Konkel Tim Heeg *Diane Deaton Vielheber *Todd Wendorf *Karen Block Tremaine Rick Julka

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and finalists. In 2002 larger states were allowed to submit up to four DJM applications and this has allowed more of the outstanding juniors from Wisconsin to be recognized at the national level. We’ve asked several of our past Outstanding Girls and Boys to answer a few questions about their awards and experiences in the Junior Holstein Association. Thank you to those that participated.

*Jamie Greenheck Copley *Brad Burke *Shelly Keller Mayer Dan Schnell Alice Perrone John Steinhoff Gayle Furchtenicht Benedict Jeff Heeg *Sherry Siemers Peterman *Steven Mell Cheryl Ehrke Robert Holterman *Ellen Lee MacLeod Michael Holschbach Debra Sickinger Lins Colin Heller *Susan Krull Schultz Jerry Schmidt Mary Ann Bebow Schuster Scott Bray Barbara Lee Tyrone Johnson Janice Klug Kurth Meldon Ver Voort Donna Cooper Humphreys Jon Claude Schaumberg Donna Jenson Menart Elmo Wendorf Josetta Eustice McNett Dale Kranz Bonnie Cooper Roy Hetts Rhonda Hetts Shore Tom Morris Becky Mason Hahn James Salesman Peggy Ann Schneider Daluge Russell Stewart Nancy Mentink Greg Bovre Randy Sue Hetts Gary Lintvedt Karen Anderson John Afdahl Judith Hartwig Madigan John Zimmerman Marlene Hagenow Siemers Richard Doeberiener Dorothy Furchtenicht Edward Doeberiener Marlys Nichols Schmitz William Hageman *Mary Ann Frautschy Stauffacher *DuWayne Kutz Joyce Majeskie Minton Martinson DuWayne Kutz Joanne Raven Hesselink Donald Zittlow Joyce Majeskie Minton Martinson Eugene Heidemann

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Marlene Wermter Pollock David Nelson *Carol Jean Nelson Hegna David Nelson Margaret Ochs Born Dwain Henden *Judith Anderson Reuter David Nelson Lorraine Barfknecht Gustafson Richard Jensen Lorraine Barfknecht Gustafson Richard Jensen Mary Louise Timm Robert Kopplin Mariam Eckert Erickson Clifford Jurgens Doreen Barfknecht Harold Abey Doreen Barfknecht Robert Kopplin Doreen Barfknecht Robert Kopplin Marguerite Wieckert Weigand Lester Pautz Marjorie Quilling Ralph Elmer Marion Ruth Wieckert Pratt Harvey Pautz Harriet Ruth Stanchfield Smith Allen Hetts Marguerite Wieckert Weigand Edward Riesop Marion Ruth Wieckert Pratt Andrew Voland Mary Jane Uphoff Ubbelohde *Ben Dibble Dorothy Elmer Kitzman Ben Dibble Mary Jane Uphoff Ubbelohde Ben Dibble *Mildred Coen Robeck Ben Dibble Mary Jane Uphoff Ubbelohde Norman Meyer

Additional National Winners 2014 Cassandra Krull 2013 Charles Hamilton 2011 Kelly Lee 2010 Maureen Lee 2007 Linda Behling 2003 Chad Wethal 2002 John Dorshorst 1930 Irene Fleming 1929 Norman Rada 1924 Alfred Beels, Irene Davis *National DJM Finalists

1. Tell us about yourself. Ryan Pralle: Selz-Pralle Dairy in Humbird, Wisconsin, is where my cows call home. I am the son of Scott and Pam Pralle and brother to Jessica and Nicole. My black-and-white journey has afforded me a number of opportunities, serving as a JAC and honored as Wisconsin Outstanding Holstein Boy. This spring I will be completing my undergraduate degree in dairy science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Following graduation, I will attend UW-Madison for graduate school focusing on dairy nutrition. I currently work in the White Research Group on a transition cow study, investigating the effects of energy balance on gene expression. Cassy Krull: My name is Cassy Krull I have been born and raised around Registered Holsteins in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, on Krull Farms. Currently at Krull Farms we are milking around 45 Holsteins and five Jerseys. I am a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where I am majoring in Animal Science with a dairy emphasis. I have been actively involved in the state and national junior Holstein association for as long as I can remember. Lea McCullough: I started working for Cybil Fisher Photography when I graduated from UW-Madison in 2003. As a photographer, I have had the opportunity to travel all across the US, Canada and Portugal to photo young sire daughters, bulls, high index heifers and hows and elite show winners. Every day is a new adventure! Currently, I live in northeastern Ohio with my boyfriend, Steven Jordan. In the near future we plan to move back to my home area in southern Wisconsin in Juda. I grew up on my family’s farm, Rock-NHill Holsteins, with my parents and four older brothers. I worked on our farm, and loved showing our family’s cattle and participating in dairy judging and dairy bowl. Andrew Rickert: My wife Shannon and our children Miles (5), Emma (3), Jonah (1), farm in partnership with my parents Jim and Kelly, uncle Greg and Laura, Greg’s son-in-law Andy DeVries and his wife Jenna. I am the feed manager for our 900 cow herd located in Eldorado. Chris Booth: I live in Plymouth, Wisconsin, with my wife Courtney and our four children: Cole (13), Ava (11), Campbell (8) and Royce (3). We operate BoothHaven Holsteins which consists of a select group of show heifers and cows with our primary focus on Red and White Holsteins. This past year we were honored to receive our first Reserve All-American and Junior AllAmerican Red and White recognition with a homebred heifer in addition to thirteen Junior All-American Red and White nominations during the past four years. My career is serving as a large animal veterinarian and owner at Dairy Doctors Veterinary Service in Plymouth. I work with farms milking from 30 to 3,000 cows in all aspects of their dairy businesses. I particularly enjoy the mix and variety of my clients with their focuses including All-American show-type, leading edge genomics and commercial milk production. Corey Geiger: Since 1995, I have been a member of the editorial team of Hoard’s Dairyman magazine starting out in the role of associate editor, progressing to assistant managing editor, and in 2013 was named the seventh lead editor for the publication founded in 1885. While I live in southeast Wisconsin, I remain active in my family’s dairy farm in Reedsville that has 376 acres and 120 Holsteins. My wife, Krista Knigge, also grew up on a dairy that is run by her parents and her brother in Omro, Wis. Krista works for Northwestern Mutual at the corporate headquarters. As part of my service to our industry, I have been

a state and national Holstein director while my wife has been on the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Board. We are co-chairs for the 2019 National Holstein Convention in Wisconsin. Dianne Vielhuber: When I was named a National DJM, I was Dianne Deaton. I grew up on a small Registered Holstein farm in rural Fall Creek with my parents and three siblings. I came from a very typical dairy farm at the time. I was very surprised to be named the 1987 Wisconsin Holstein Girl. I was attending UW-Madison and graduated in 1989 with an Agricultural Journalism degree. After working in the dairy industry for several years, I lived overseas for a year in a country called Kazakstan. I was a missionary and taught English at a state university. Today, I am Dianne Vielhuber. After returning from overseas, I felt a call into pastoral ministry. I attended seminary and earned a Master’s of Divinity degree. Since 1999, I have served various churches within the United Methodist Church in Wisconsin. In 2013, I took family leave from ministry to care for my mother-in-law. During this time, I began working part-time for International Protein Sires (IPS) in Rock Springs, Wis., where I assist with marketing and advertising materials. Currently, I work at IPS and serve two United Methodist churches on a part-time/interim basis. My husband, Rick, and I live in Mazomanie, Wis. Rick has two grown children and we have five grandchildren. We also own a small farm near Rock Springs. After hauling milk for 25 years, Rick has driven petroleum semi for Kwik Trip since 2000. His son, Darran, is the third generation Vielhuber to haul milk. We are very involved in the care of our two living parents. Sherry Siemers-Peterman: I currently farm with Dan and Janina, Paul, David and parents Walter and Marlene at Siemers Holsteins. I have been married 22 years to Jack, and our daughter, Crystal, is the current JAC Chairman and a sophomore at the University of Minnesota. I grew up on the farm and joined the state junior association at age 14, when I went to my first national convention and loved it. I loved meeting all the people I saw in the magazine and papers, they were a fun group to hang out with as we had so much in common. It took me five years to get a blue at the Manitowoc County Fair, and I never qualified to earn a spot on the junior county judging team. I kept trying – I had great local and county coaches that got me excited about Holstein cattle. My sophomore year in high school our team won the state contest and I was high individual. After judging at Expo and my first trip to see the colored shavings, I was totally hooked on show cattle. As I gradually purchased better Holsteins I was fortunate enough to be asked by Fritz Holschbach (then at Lakeside Farms) and David Bachman (owner of Pinehurst) to bring my heifer and attend shows with them. That led me to the championship shows and the outstanding cattle shown there. I was certainly fortunate to have so many outstanding mentors. 2. What were the ‘hot button’ industry topics when you were applying for state and national DJM recognition and during the interview process? Pralle: Two industry topics were quite prominent during the application and interview process for these awards: genomics and animal welfare. The year 2009 was the start of the genomic revolution in the dairy cattle selection industry. With the rapid application and research taking place in this technology, the judges were interested in the implications it would have on Holstein cattle. Questions ranged from reliability, bias, application on my herd, and current research in genomic prediction of feed efficiency. Animal welfare was a hot topic with the recent undercover video released by Mercy for Animals of a Wisconsin Dairy. This motivated discussion in the interviews on how to communicate with consumers efforts made by farmers to raise animals humanely and the realities of working with animals. Furthermore, questions on welfare concerned how we as dairy people need to work on improving our industry in response to consumers. Both genomics and wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2015-23

animal welfare concerns blended inspired conversations on the increased interest in polled dairy cattle. Animal rights activists encourage polled genetics to eliminate the dehorning process. Genomics allows the possibility to find potential sires that carry the polled gene and have a favorable breeding value. Krull: Technology and Genomics have been big topics throughout my years of applying for both state and national DJM. Coming from a small Registered Holstein farm with a strict focus on selections of type, I was not exposed as much as I could have been on Genomics specifically. Once I found out the questions that we would answer in personal views, I knew these were also topics we would be asked in the interview process. The ways I best prepared for this was talking to industry people I knew as well as farmers to learn more about genomics and the impact it was having. Going in narrow minded about genomics, I found myself wanting to learn more and was learning more than I thought about genomics. I was then prepared to go into the interview and talk genomics. McCullough: Public awareness on the dairy industry (it was right after the Canadian border closed to BSE), survival of family farms and smaller farms, and how to encourage junior members to become active adult members were the current hot topics. On a side note during the national interview process, there was one question that I will never forget. “How much does a gallon of milk cost?” My reply was: “I honestly don’t know.” This might sound pretty simple to most people, but while living at the farm we always drank milk from the bulk tank, so we never bought it in the grocery store. Even then I was a freshman in college, and I would either bring a gallon back with me each weekend from our farm or I would buy it by the pint in the cafeteria. I had a rough idea on the cost but I had never actually purchased a gallon at the time. Rickert: Crossbreeding was a topic that I can remember that was the most talked about. I remember being asked questions like “who was the most influential bull” and “how would I convince a farmer who doesn’t have a registered herd the value of a registered animal.” Booth: Two of the hot issues in 1994 mirror issues of today and involves the public’s perception of the healthiness of milk and the registry status of animals. This time period was shortly after the introduction of rBST which led to a great deal of controversy and discussion about the wholesomeness of milk within the industry and media. The National Holstein Association was also in the early stages of the “separate, but equal” Qualified Herdbook program as they attempted to increase membership and participation while sparking debate amongst breeders. Geiger: I distinctly remember two questions from my interview process at the state and national level in the winter of 1992 and summer of 1993. During the state interview, I remember being asked about cow families and that eventually drilled down to my first show calf. That calf born in 1982 quite simply became my first project calf because she was the only one born that March. She lived to be 12 years old and had one daughter that went on to be Junior All-Wisconsin Fall Yearling and stood fourth at the State Show and had a granddaughter that went EX-91. That one calf definitely sparked my interest in dairy and Registered Holsteins. Ray Kuehl asked in the interview, “What if it hadn’t have been for that heifer?” I responded, “Life is a course of choices, had that choice not been before me, I find it difficult to ponder where I would be today. Regardless, I latched onto the opportunity presented and never looked back.” At the National DJM interviews, I had brushed up on about every 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2015

question conceivable, yet I hadn’t anticipated the theme of my interview waste management. As it happened, our farm had installed a manure system in 1986. While it first felt like I was peppered with questions on all things manure, I left that interview confident that I knew my subject matter because I had lived what I wrote on the paper. Later at that convention, Jason Devino began talking about the DJM who worked with his father to install a manure system; I couldn’t wipe the smile of excitement off my face as I was announced a National DJM. Vielhuber: The national economy was going through a challenging time. High interest rates increased loan carrying costs and milk prices had not kept pace. A couple years earlier, the first national and state dairy check-off programs were established to set-aside funds specifically for dairy promotion. Questions continued about whether these programs were effective. The first national whole-herd buyout had recently been implemented. The intention was to lower cow numbers, decrease supply and hopefully increase milk prices. Nonetheless, many family farms, including my family, were no longer able to remain viable. The weekend I interviewed for Wisconsin Holstein Girl, my family made the difficult decision to sell our herd and machinery, which we did about six weeks later. Additionally, rBST was in the last development stages. Promoted as a tool to increase production, it was highly controversial. Some consumers questioned the safety of an artificially developed hormone being administered to cows. Some producers felt rBST would undo the decreased production sought through the whole-herd buy-out. Some producers wanted another management tool to help them remain viable. Siemers-Peterman: Back then the forms were more about cow management, such as “list the five things you would change on your farm to make it better.” TMR and group housing were discussion points. I was interviewed my junior and senior years of high school and back then the state interviews were done on a Saturday in November. I was the state DJM in 1981 with Steve Mell. I was a senior in high school and we both went on to be nationally recognized. 1981 was also the first time there were separate junior and adult conventions – that was exciting! I remember putting my national book together and it was daunting, as I had never seen a national book. For some unknown reason Wisconsin hadn’t had national juniors for some time, so when Steve and I were selected national winners, I remember Mike Snyder and WI board members being really excited. 3. Where was national convention held when you attended, and do you have any favorite memories from the trip? Pralle: National convention was held in Dubuque, Iowa. My fondest memory was sitting in the holding room waiting for my interview. This seems counterintuitive; it should have been the most nerve racking. However, I had a blast sitting there talking to my fellow National DJM candidates. It was a hoot! We sat there talking about what we were doing with our lives, made jokes about industry topics and teased each other. The room really was all laughs, good lucks, and congratulations. We developed quite a group camaraderie. Every event we attended and worked at was more enjoyable because of the quick friendships we made with each other. Meeting these hardworking, dedicated youth from different states was really worth the whole trip. Krull: The National Convention I received the National Distinguished Junior Member recognition was in Dubuque, Iowa. My most memorable experience was going on the farm tours. I was able to go to Moondale Holsteins where we purchased a cow from in the past. It was a great opportunity to meet the people who bred her as well as see their very impressive group of cows. We also were able to see the Henkes family’s farm as well. The memory that will stay with me forever is being in the coach bus on the way back to Dubuque on a gravel road that was getting re-graded. Soon the bus was heading into the ditch and disrupted the nap I was going to take. This memory of being stuck in a bus and being rescued by the Henkes and Moon family will be a memory from this convention I remember. McCullough: National Convention was held in Nebraska in 2004. Previously, I had attended conventions in MI, ID and NC with my county dairy bowl teams. Also, my dad Mike has attended pervious conventions serving as a delegate for WI. The 2004 convention was unique in that not only was I selected as a DJM finalist, but my dad also served as a delegate the same year. Since Nebraska was a shorter distance, I was able to ride out with my parents and enjoy many of the activities with them. In addition, they were at the banquet when I was announced as a finalist. This is one of my greatest accomplishments and it meant a lot to have them both present. They are the ones who inspired me while growing up and helped me achieve much of my success.

Rickert: The 2004 Convention was held in Omaha, Nebraska. My favorite memory is at the banquet hall during the selection for top six. Throughout lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey growing up, there couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be any better people to be sitting by me and that was my parents. All the other 11 semi-finalists deserved to be there and all of them deserved to be in the top six. I am very humbled to be selected. Booth: The national convention was held in Seattle,Washington. The opportunity to tour the city and meet new people from around the country was an amazing experience. A very special event during the convention was attending the National Convention Sale which was hosted at the beautiful and historic Carnation Farms. Geiger: National convention was in Rochester, N.Y. As I later learned, the area was quite depressed because of the financial downfall of Kodak which was based in the region. Being as such, convention coordinators warned us NOT to go off the hotel property without a friend... groups of three to five would be preferred. Being independent-minded, I thought that surely a little trip to McDonalds in broad daylight would be fine. Seeing bars on the windows didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even make this country boy flinch. However, once inside, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever recall me downing a Big Mac any faster or walking more swiftly back to home base. I felt like Huck Finn. Aside from that, that convention exposed me to so many Holstein breeders. I went up to talk to many of them and learned a great deal. The entire experience opened so many doors. Also, I routinely stay in touch with about eight of the 12 DJM semi-finalists from that year. Vielhuber: I was the 1987 Wisconsin Holstein Girl and Todd Wendorf was the Wisconsin Holstein Boy. We were both recognized as National DJMs at the national convention held in Indianapolis, IN. We felt honored to represent Wisconsin and be recognized at the national level. It was the first national convention I attended. One convention memory I have is going to the Hoosier Dome, where the University of Indiana Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team played at the time. Coach Knight spoke at a convention session. Siemers-Peterman: The national convention was in Baltimore, MD. My parents attended the convention and Bonnie Mohr and I became very good friends and still laugh about the fun we had on that trip. All the national parents hung out and went to dinner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lisa Gibson (KY), Mark Yeazel (OH), Bonnie Mohr (MN) and Steve and I all made a mark in our industry. We are all still good friends today. Bonnie and I handed out awards at the Holstein show at World Dairy Expo in 1982. 4. Any other information youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to share with us? Krull: Being involved with Junior Holsteins has allowed me to make many different friends and network nationally that I will be able to use for the future. To this day I am able to connect with those people and ask questions or just see what is happening in their region of the state that could be different than by me. I am thankful for those connections and they would not have been possible without state and national Junior Holstein Associations. McCullough: Wisconsin has an incredible Junior Holstein program that we should all be very thankful for! It is almost incredible how many members we have and the amount of activities that are available through the year and throughout the state. I have worked in over 30 states and have photoed at numerous county fairs, district and state shows, and have attended many of their activities. Wisconsin Junior Holstein members should be very honored with the opportunities provided to them. I made many friends throughout my years of involvement. At times I may have been competing against them, but these same people became my closest friends during and after college. Rickert: It is such an honor to look back at the rich history of all the past winners. Growing up, I wanted to be involved with as many things as I could because of my love with the Holstein cow. If there was such a turning point in my life, it would be being on the JAC. It gave me an endless experience. Booth: The Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association provided many opportunities that helped to shape me as a young person and for that I will forever be grateful. We feel blessed today that our children have the same opportunity to be involved in an active and educational organization with other enthusiastic dairy kids. Geiger: Juniors, you are blessed to have great programming. I attended my first state convention when I was 15. As a late bloomer, I quickly came to feed off the energy of other dairy enthusiasts who had the same interests as me. Having sat through the first DJM awards presentation in the audience that year, I said to myself, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can fill this out, too.â&#x20AC;? Secondly, the DJM experience changed my life. That trip to Rochester, N.Y., was the very first time that our family was ever out of state together.

It not only opened the possibilities for me, but my parents and sister, too. We all learned we could get off the farm and make a difference in our industry. Mom later ran for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and went on to become WMMB chairman and later served on the National Dairy Board. Dad would later serve as president of his dairy co-op and go onto the National Milk Producers Federation board of directors and National Beef Board. And my younger sister later outshined me in nearly every junior program. Honestly, just like that project calf changed my life, so did that trip to Rochester, N.Y., for our entire family. Lastly, the entire DJM application process taught me to be a better writer. Having worked on my draft weeks ahead of time, the late Dr. Dave Dickson along with Beth Armbruster went line by line with me and tutored me on grammar and storytelling. Clearly, that experience propelled me into a career in journalism. Vielhuber: I planned on being involved in the dairy industry my entire life. Sometimes, things turn out differently. Today, I have the opportunity to be involved in the dairy industry as well as ministry. I may be the only pastor who can say they are involved in promoting bull semen! I am reminded daily to keep perspective of what truly is most important in life. My husband and I have journeyed through several situations which cause us to treat every day like a gift. This is why today is called â&#x20AC;&#x153;the present.â&#x20AC;? We strive to keep the most important things at the forefront of how we live our lives, where we put our time, energy, resources and focus. Some days we are able to achieve this. Others, we fail miserably. Yet, every day, we remember how blessed we are and give thanks for the lives we have. Siemers-Peterman: I think the record keeping currently needed to apply for todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awards is maybe a bit excessive. Not sure I could have won at the state and national levels joining and becoming active at age 14. I still love going to junior conventions (favorite state activity) as well as adult conventions and sales and shows. Being a state and national junior member really helped me in so many ways. Dr. Dickson invited me to tour UWMadison and persuaded me to go to school, otherwise Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure I would have gone to college as my family was not really education focused. People in our business should work to mentor youth by driving them to a meeting, taking them to a show or helping purchase a project animal, etc. We do it on our farm and youth brings so much fun and energy to our business.

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Enter for the 2017 WHA Futurity

Wisconsin Junior Holstein members ruled the show in 2014, held at the Wisconsin State Fair in August. Don’t miss out on a fantastic opportunity to showcase your three-year-old in West Allis. Late entries are due April 30, 2015. Remember, the Futurity winner takes home over $1500! Visit the web for an entry form today.

Midwest National Spring Show

Show season is upon us! This year’s spring show will be held at the New Holland Pavilions at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. Join us in this exciting new venue with all of the amenities under one roof. Also the deadlines for entries are coming up on April 1. Don’t forget to buy your Treasure Quest ticket and win the calf !!! A great way to start or improve your herd! Entries will be accepted online as well, starting March 3.

Convention Contest Rule Changes Junior Membership Ages A change was made this year as it pertains to junior membership age cutoff. The state association will now follow a similar format as the national association. Once juniors reach their 21st birthday, they will no longer be considered a junior member of Wisconsin Holstein. However, those juniors that turn 21 during the year may still receive junior recognition at WHA sanctioned through the duration of the State Championship Show in July. This also affects the age cutoff for Outstanding Boy and Girl, as their last year of eligibility will be through the age of 20 years old. Since this change is just occurring, a junior that turns 21 in 2015 may still compete for the Outstanding Boy and Girl honor for just this year. This change does not affect current guidelines around the Junior Activities Committee or Princess program.

National Convention Forms

For those competing at National Holstein Convention this summer, entry deadlines are approaching. Dairy bowl, dairy jeopardy, and speaking are due on the 1st of March to the WI Holstein Office. Junior progressive breeder, breeder of an excellent cow, and breeder of a multiple “E” cow forms are all due to the National Holstein Office no later than May 1, 2015! Dairy bowl, jeopardy and speaking forms were sent out to those who qualified while all breeder forms can be found at Good luck to everyone!

Scrapbook Materials Needed for National Contest

Here is your county’s opportunity to have a National Holstein Convention presence and show your county pride! Sheboygan County has agreed to assemble the state entry for the national scrapbook contest this June in Illinois. In doing so, they would like to ask for your support in order to showcase your county in our state entry! Sheboygan County Juniors would like each county group to assemble: 2 scrapbook pages, 1 page front-to-back, highlighting your junior members and the activities you participated in this past year. The front-to-back page should be size 12x12in. scrapbook paper and can be any color and in portrait layout but it must have a title of your county and some journaling to describe your events. DEADLINE April 15th or deliver to the Midwest Spring Show: if mailed, please send your two page layout to Sheboygan County Jr Holsteins, Courtney Booth, N6839 County Road E, Plymouth, WI 53073. Any questions can be addressed to Courtney Booth, Advisor (920) 946-4517.

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Junior Membership & Junior Ownership Deadline

Membership renewals are currently due for 2015! Be sure to have your Wisconsin Junior Holstein membership paid in advance of any upcoming WHA events this spring and summer. If exhibiting at Junior State Fair as a WHA member, your membership renewal is due immediately. June 1st is the date for all calves, yearlings, and milking age animals to be transferred to a junior’s name for our shows in order to receive junior recognition. No transfer applications will be accepted at the shows. Partnerships between two juniors are allowed if both members are current Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association members. No other partnership qualifies for junior recognition.

Holsti-Buck Corner

Submit answers this month for big bucks! Mail to the WHA office at 902 8th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913 or email to 1. Where and when will the 2015 Midwest Spring National Show be held? ($5) 2. Who will judge the 2015 Midwest Spring National show? ($5) 3. What is the cost to late enter for the 2017 WHA Futurity? ($15) 4. What is the cost to enter the 2015 Midwest Spring National show? ($10)

2015 Calendar of Events March 1 Deadline for Wisconsin Holstein Scholarship spplications 1 Deadline for John and Isabelle Ames Memorial Scholarship April 24 Midwest Spring Red & White Show, Madison 25 Midwest National Spring Show, Madison 30 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity LATE entries due. Must be postmarked on this date to be entered. Late fee applies. May 16 Wisconsin Showcase Sale – 125th Anniversary Edition, Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac 30-31 Cow Camp, Waupaca June 12 District 10 Holstein Show, Manitowoc 15 District 1 Holstein Show, Glenwood City 15 District 2 Holstein Show, Galesville 16 District 7 Holstein Show, Shawano 17 District 8 Holstein Show, Beaver Dam 18 District 4 Holstein Show, Marshfield 19 District 3 Holstein Show, Lancaster 19 District 5 Holstein Show, Mauston 23-26 National Holstein Convention, St. Charles, Illinois 30 District 6 Holstein Show, Monroe July 10 Junior Judging & Classification Contest 10-11 Wisconsin State Championship Show, Madison August 2 WHA State Picnic, Willows Edge Holsteins, New Richmond 6-16 Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis 15 FINAL deadline for Wisconsin Holstein Futurity LATE entries.


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Join Us for Cow Camp 2015! Pine Lake Camp, Waupaca, Wis. • May 30-31 This year cow camp will be held at Pine Lake Camp, Waupaca, on May 30-31, 2015. Our tentative schedule is for registration to start at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and getting campers settled in. We will start the next morning with our morning walking trail adventures and breakfast. There are some exciting workshops in the works, including farm safety, a veterinarian demonstration, showmanship, crafts, advertising, hoof trimming, cheese tasting, photography and butter making. We are very excited to have another great cow camp and see many familiar faces and meet new ones at this year’s event. See you in Waupaca on May 30 and 31! 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 30 & 31, 2015 - Pine Lake Camp, Waupaca Camp Fee - $45/person (Junior or Chaperone) Campers should be 14 & Under Name: _________________________________________________ Age: ______ Adult or Junior (Circle one)

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ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

Thanks to everyone that advertised this month and helped make this another tremendous Midwest Holsteins issue. You’ll see there are a lot of sales coming up this spring - plenty of great opportunities for everyone to add a special animal to their breeding program. If you have a consignment in a late spring sale and would like to advertise in the April issue, please give me a call by March 11. The March issue is also a fun one to work on because of all the Junior Convention results. The convention really gets you excited for the future of our industry with all of the enthusiastic kids that participate in all of the events. And the Junior Convention report is just a small glimpse into what our youth do during the year. Next month will be our production issue where we’ll be featuring our Top Performer winners and “Top 10” lists for the production leaders in Wisconsin. If you have a high producing cow you’d like to advertise, please give me a call. For the 125th Anniversary feature, we’ll be focusing on the past Distinguished Holstein Breeders. It’s the District 7 feature as well. Lots of things to talk about again next month! Our annual barn meetings are coming up in March and will be focused on classification this year. We have three great herds that will be opening their barns to visitors - you can read more about them in the Midwest Holsteins section on pages 48 and 49. Just a reminder that membership renewals are due. Anyone not renewed by March 15 will no longer be on the mailing list for the News. And just a reminder to those that will be showing this summer - if you are not renewed by May 31 there is a $50 late fee this year. We have three easy ways to pay by mail, over the phone by credit card or on our website with a credit card. Don’t delay! Take care and I hope to see you out at some of the many events going on this spring! Until next time...

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March 2015 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 17 WHA Barn Meeting, Mayerlane Holsteins, hosted by Don & Liz Mayer and Travis & Erica Ullom, Bloomer, 11:00 a.m. 18 WHA Barn Meeting, hosted by Joe Paltzer, Seymour, 11:00 a.m. 19 WHA Barn Meeting, Fischerdale Holsteins, hosted by Tom & Vicki Sarbacker, Verona, 11:00 a.m. 20 Apple Mania, hosted by Apple Partners, managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc., 10:30 a.m. 21 Green|Rock Dual County Sale, WI Farm Auction Sales Facility, Brooklyn, 12:00 noon 21 Purple Ribbon Classic, managed by Wood Area Holstein Breeders, Marshfield, 11:30 a.m. 21 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, Weyauwega, 12:00 noon 27-28 2015 Tag Event at Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 27 Quest for Success II at Bella-View Holsteins, hosted by Bella-View & Ryan-Vu, Marion, 10:30 a.m. April 2015 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 3 Hauve Holsteins Dispersal, Cashton, managed by Courtney Sales, 10:00 a.m. 4 Barron Spring Sale, Barron, WI; managed by Bob Lentz, 715-764-2446 11 RedFest with a Touch of Black, hosted by Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia, 12:00 p.m. 17 Matthiae Dairy Farm Complete Dispersal, Marathon, managed by Courtney Sales 18 17th Badger Invitational, Madison 24 Midwest Red & White Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison 25 Midwest National Spring Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, 8:30 a.m. 30 $50 LATE entries due for 2017 WHA Futurity May 2015 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 4 Wide-Open Holsteins Milking Herd Dispersal with guest consignments, Charlie & Katie Bue; managed by Great Northern; Fond du Lac 9 Vernon County Sale, Vernon County Fairgrounds, Viroqua, 7:30 p.m. 15 Elm Park Farms Complete Dispersal, Sheboygan Falls; managed by The Cattle Exchange, 11:00 a.m. 16 Wisconsin Showcase Sale – 125th Anniversary Edition, Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac June 2015 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 11 The Very Best of Honeycrest Sale, Spring Valley, managed by Courtney Sales 12 District 10 Show, Manitowoc 15 District 1 Show, Glenwood City 15 District 2 Show, Galesville 16 District 7 Show, Shawano 17 District 8 Show, Beaver Dam 18 District 4 Show, Marshfield 19 District 3 Show, Lancaster 19 District 5 Show, Mauston 22 Four-of-a-Kind Holsteins Complete Dispersal, managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc; Fond du Lac 23-26 2015 National Holstein Convention, St. Charles, Illinois 30 District 6 Show, Monroe Future Dates July 10 & 11 WI Championship Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison August 2 WHA State Picnic, Willows Edge Holsteins, New Richmond

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Accelerated Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Agri-Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Alpha Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Cybil Fisher Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Great Northern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Initial Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 International Protein Sires/Our Help . . . . . . . . . IBC Koepke Farms, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Kranzdale Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Mayer Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Mey-Villa Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 NorthStar Cooperative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Pete’s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Rickert Bros. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman . . . . . . . 3 & 29 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Select Sires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Taurus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 & 29 The Practice Veterinary Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ultrascan, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29


Holstein Association Representatives Sarah Trapp W16080 Merlin Road, Taylor, WI 54659 608-525-2901 cell: 608-628-1978 e-mail: Chris Lyons W 5979 Lee Dr., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 920-563-1082 cell 920-723-2406 e-mail: Dennis Devore 1905 9th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 cell: 319-270-5038 e-mail: 30–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2015

Apple Mania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70-71 Badger Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Bosside Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Crest-View-Acres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Dodge County Juniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Elm Park Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Green|Rock Dual County Sale . . . . . . . . 10-11 Hauve Holsteins Dispersal . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63 Hilltop Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Honeycrest Farms Dispersal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Honey Pine Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Jo-Clar Dispersal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 KHW Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Linerway Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Maple Lawn Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Marathon County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-56 Matthiae Holsteins Dispersal . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Mayerlane Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Milksource Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Purple Ribbon Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Quest for Success II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-19 RedFest with a Touch of Black . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Rock-N-Hill Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Rock-N-Hill-II Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Sandy Valley Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Second Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Smithcrest Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Sugar Creek Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Synergy Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 UW-Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Violet Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-36 Wide Open Dispersal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Willows Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Wisconsin Holstein Association . . . . . . . . 5, 30

March 2015 Wisconsin Holstein News  

March 2015 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring Midwest Holsteins, junior convention results, Barn Meeting information and Rickert...

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