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March 2016

Volume 88 No. 3

Midwest Holsteins issue Junior Convention review Barn Meeting Information Breeder Profile: Hillpine Holsteins

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VOLUME 88 No. 3

Features: 6 10 12 16 21

Breeder Profile: Hillpine Holsteins Junior Convention results 2015 Outstanding Girl & Boy 2016 Treasure Quest Calf Entries Focus on Reproduction: Select Sires

Departments: 5 15 19 22 24 25 26

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs Breeder Business Cards National Director’s Column WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

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On The Cover

This month’s cover photo features the 2015 Outstanding Girl and Boy, Jessica Pralle of Humbird and Charlie Hamilton of Cuba City. Read more about them and all the results from the Junior Convention starting on page 8. Thank you to Danae Bauer, Farmgirl Photography, for the photo.

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs L Congratulations to Mark and Angie Ulness or Ragnar Holsteins, Valders, who were named the Wisconsin Outstanding Young Farmer in January. K We have a new National Milk Production record! Bur-Wall Buckeye Gigi, EX-94 3E, set a new record with a 365 day record of 74,650 milk with 2126 fat and 2142 protein. Congratulations to Gigi’s owners, Bur-Wall Holsteins, Brooklyn. Watch for more in our April issue. S Congratulations to Bart and Brittany Schreiber, Athens, on the birth of their son Brett Galen. Brett weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. and was 18.5 inches long. He joins big sister Bailey.

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Hillpine Holsteins Mark & Julie Lauber Family, Union Grove by Ashley Yager

The Lauber cousins - (front) Lily, Lorelei and Abby; (back) Maddie, Megan with Hillpine B Anya-ET and Ryan holding Jack.

ood people and a great herd of cows headline the crew that is Hillpine Holsteins and the Mark and Julie Lauber family of Union Grove, Wis. One of the few remaining Registered Holstein farms in the greater Racine County area, this humble crew has developed a great herd of cows that perform in the barn and on the tanbark at any level. The Laubers have been in the cow business since 1900, but did not incorporate Registered Holsteins until the 1940s. At that time Mark’s father Norman purchased his first registered animals and had a 35-cow barn. In 1987, the Lauber’s built their current tie-stall barn, which holds 60 cows. Hillpine is nestled on 300 acres, with 170 owned and the rest rented. Hillpine Holsteins is a family business across the board. Even though Mark still owns the farm, his kids Matt, Ryan and Megan own some of the cows and all play a crucial role in the day-to-day care of the farm. Mark definitely takes on a ‘behind the scenes’ role as the catch-all for the ‘dirty work,’ and son Matt, a UW-River Falls grad, leads the efforts in feeding and field work. Son Ryan, a UW-Farm and Industry Short Course grad, helps with caring for the show cattle and daily chores. Daughter Megan is currently in school at UW-Madison for dairy science with an ag business certificate, but makes it home frequently to check on the baby calves. Mark’s wife Julie grew up showing some, but has worked off the farm for 15 years as a registered nurse. In addition to Mark’s wife and kids, his brothers are frequent visitors to the farm as well. Dennis is now retired, and has always been very involved in the showing aspect of the herd. He enjoys Holstein people, and still buys cows here and there. Mark’s brother Tom is responsible for the cow’s barn signs and helps driving tractor. Finally, Scott helps out on weekends, too. Even though the brothers have had jobs off the farm, they continue to be drawn back for love of the dairy farm. Also involved are cousin Maddy Hansen, and Olivia Spaight, a family friend. Both of these ladies are greatly involved on the farm and show with the Laubers at the county fair and Wisconsin State Fair. The crew at Hillpine might be one of the few dairies left in the area, but in the early days they were fortunate to work with Gene Nelson and the crew at Gray View Farms just down the road. Mark complemented Gene as being a “one of a kind guy” that helped his kids catch the show bug. Now, his grandchildren are involved at Hillpine and have taken their own love to showing calves. The Lauber family is truly grateful for the opportunity to get youth involved on the dairy that don’t live on the farm, and they enjoy every minute mentoring the kids who have their grandpa’s drive to show Registered Holsteins. When they put it all together, the Hillpine herd maintains an outstanding


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RHA on 2x milking of 26,208 pounds milk, with 3.67% 962 fat and 3.09% and 811 protein, with no rBST. The herd BAA is 110.7 with 16 Excellent, 43 Very Good and only 6 Good Plus cows. In the last five years they have transitioned to a true TMR, and have utilized Garrett DeBruin to manage their ration. Prior to the change, they were top dressing feed five times a day. The change has been a labor saver while allowing some of the same essential feed to be incorporated into the ration, which is heavy in corn silage and baylage. The Laubers have all of their young stock on site, with baby calves starting in hutches until eight weeks of age. Calves are fed whole milk with additives, and transition to super hutches for four weeks after they are weaned. Heifers are bred to calve as close to two years of age as possible, depending mostly on their size. When it comes to the barn, cows are let out on a dirt lot for a few hours each day for exercise. The Laubers have had rubber flooring on the barn driveway for nearly ten years, and are glad to have the extra comfort for people and the cows. While the Laubers have done a great job feeding their cows, the breeding has been even better. One of Mark’s favorite bulls of the past is Triple Threat, and at one time there were 30 of them on the farm that added a lot of type to the herd. While the primary focus is on selecting high type sires, health traits and Immunity Plus bulls have been a part of the discussion lately as well. Mating decisions are typically a group discussion, as the Laubers like to collect input from all family members to make the best choice possible. Bulls now in the tank include Doorman, Armani, Gold Chip and Meridian. The Laubers did not use as much Atwood, but have some really

Hillpine Astro Faith EX-94

Butlerview Aftersh April-ET EX-92

Hillpine B Anya-ET

nice young Aftershock daughters in the pens. Also in the heifer pens are some fancy daughters by Brokaw, Chelios, Rainy and Windbrook. The Laubers also have a few milking Windbrook daughters that look really nice. The summer of 2015 was a pretty special one for the crew at Hillpine in the show ring. It started at the competitive District 6 Holstein Show, where Hillpine B Anya-ET was first winter yearling and Junior Champion of the Junior and Open Shows. The Laubers took Junior Best Three Female honors, had second place junior two-year-old, first junior threeyear-old, second senior three-year-old, and a first place five-year-old that sealed the deal for Premier Breeder and Exhibitor honors. With Megan at the halter of Anya, the duo continued to have a successful summer and fall, and Anya was named Junior All-American Winter Yearling for 2015. Anya is a Brokaw daughter of Butlerview Aftersh April-ET, a max EX-92 second lactation Aftershock that Ryan purchased as a calf. April is due with a Doorman bull about the time this article will print, and has a Chelios spring yearling daughter headed to the Hammer Time at Heritage sale in April. There is also a Goldsun daughter from April that is VG-85 first lactation, and due with her own Chelios calf for 2016. April’s 3-05 production at 365 days included 32,224 pounds milk, with 4.1% 1335 fat and 3.0% and 965 protein. April has accumulated her own impressive list of show accolades, as she was Honorable Mention Junior All-American Senior Two-Year-Old, and first senior two and HM Grand Champion at the WI Junior State Fair in 2013. In 2014, April was Reserve Intermediate Champion of the Mideast Fall National, second Senior 3-Year-Old (first junior) at the Midwest National Spring Show and Honorable Mention Grand Champion. In 2014 she was also Reserve Junior All-Wisconsin, and Nominated Junior

Left - Mark and Norman with Hillpine Jed Caria who was Junior Champion at World Dairy Expo 1993, All-American & All-Canadian Winter Yearling 1993. Below - the crew that helped bring home Premier Breeder & Exhibitor at District 6.

Hillpine Rainy Alyssa EX-90

All-American Senior Three-Year-Old. When it comes to other prominent females bred on the farm making an impact at Hillpine, a cow that definitely fits the bill is Hillpine Durham Cotton-ET, EX-93 3E. Cotton is from an Encore that was All-Wisconsin as a fall yearling, then an EX-93 Charles. Her daughter by Doorman is selling on the Spring Fashions at the Northern sale, and Cotton already has Excellent daughters by Braxton, Aspen and Morty. There is also a VG-88 Braxton and a GP-83 (first lactation) Goldsun from Cotton. Cotton’s record at 6-05 2x and 365d was 38,839 pounds milk, with 3.4% 1329 fat and 3.0% 1163 protein. Another founding family at Hillpine stems from Hillpine Astro Faith, EX-94. With an EX-91 daughter by Lance and a VG-86 first lactation daughter by Alexander, Faith’s maternal line has produced high quality females. In fact, Hillpine Hero Faustine, VG-88 as a two-year-old and a staple in the Lauber’s 2015 show string, is from a VG-88 Shaquille then an EX-91 Lance Faithful and an EX-94 Astro Faith. Faustine represents 14 generations of Hillpine breeding, back to a cow from Canada that Norman received as a gift in the 1960s. Hillpine Rainy Alyssa, EX-90, was a junior three-year-old also exhibited at the summer shows in 2015 from the Laubers. Alyssa is unique in that her sixth dam is a Triple Threat daughter of Gray-View Amille CocoET, VG-88, a purchase from the Nelsons over 30 years ago. Alyssa is due back for 2016 and headlines a great group of Rainy daughters in the Hillpine herd. The Lauber family has had success in the Red and White Holstein breed as well with Cleland Advent Korie-Red-ET, EX-94. Owned with the Stranskys of Minnesota, Korie was Nominated All-American Red and White 5-Year-Old 2012, All-American and Junior All-American Red and White Aged Cow in 2013, Grand Champion of the Grand International Red and White Junior Show at World Dairy Expo in 2013, and Reserve Supreme Champion of the Junior Show at World Dairy Expo in 2013. Korie was also named Junior Red and White Cow of the Year in 2013, and was first Aged Cow and Reserve Champion at the NAILE in 2015. She continues to look fantastic, and will make her sale debut when she sells on the Hammer Time at Heritage sale in April. The Lauber family has no plans for big changes in the coming years on the farm. Matt’s fiancé Londa Johnson will join the family in October, and Megan looks forward to some time in the industry after graduation before she explores returning to the home farm full-time. The Laubers enjoy sports, too, as Mark likes to watch basketball, and Megan is a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. The Hillpine crew has had tremendous success, and the majority of it is through their own sweat on the home farm. Ryan and Megan head the show crew and take charge when it comes to getting cattle ready for the colored shavings. While sometimes challenging in a tie-stall barn, the show cows are separated and put on a separate ration. Some of the special ladies live on a straw pack in a converted building outside of the milk barn, and are walked (or as pampered show cows go, let loose to walk) from barn to barn twice a day for milking. As much success has come to the Hillpine family, they have stayed true to their roots and are excited to continue working with youth in the area. From cousins to the Nelson family, they have many years of show fun in store and are thrilled to watch the future generations get involved in the family business.

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Junior Holstein Convention Results Juniors Ride the Wave at 2016 Junior Convention The annual Junior Holstein Bethany Marcks of Outagamie County, Austin Nauman of Monroe County, Convention was hosted by the Nicole Pralle of Clark County, Jordan Siemers of Manitowoc County, Brooke Chippewa County Juniors in Trustem of Rock County, Logan Voigts of Lafayette County and Danielle Wisconsin Dells at Glacier Canyon Lodge, January 8-10, 2016. Over 500 Warmka of Dodge County. The Young Distinguished Junior Holstein Members include Kylie Nickels Holstein members, chaperones, and volunteers were in attendance to help of Dodge County, Dawson Nickels of Dodge County, Ben Kronberg of Rock make the weekend a huge success. Throughout the convention junior members participated in numerous County, Lindsey Sarbacker of Dane County, Dylan Steiner of Green County, contests, including speaking, arts and crafts, photography, dairy jeopardy and Hannah Hockerman of Marquette County, Elise Bleck of Sheboygan County, dairy bowl. The largest competition of the weekend was dairy bowl, in which Cole Booth of Sheboygan County, Drew Noble of Lafayette County, McKenzie Calvert of Lafayette County, Madison Calvert of Lafayette County, Hannah 34 junior, 22 senior, and 10 rookie teams competed. Nelson of Pierce County, Kalista Hodorff of Fond Over 50 volunteers helped coordinate dairy du Lac County, Kaianne Hodorff of Fond du Lac bowl matches, dairy jeopardy contests, and the County, and Erin Strauss of Jefferson County. speaking contest. As the dairy bowl contest came to Finally, 12 & Under Member Recognition was a close, the Manitowoc County juniors took top awarded to Colton Brandel of Jefferson County, honors in the junior division defeating Dodge Brianna Meyer of Calumet County, Clarissa Ulness County in two matches, and the Dane County of Manitowoc County, Jacob Harbaugh of seniors defeated another tough Dodge County team Shawano County, Emily Stumpf of Fond du Lac to earn the honor to represent Wisconsin at the County, Kaydence Hodorff of Fond du Lac County, National Holstein Convention in New York. Ava Booth of Sheboygan County, Brady Bleck of Manitowoc County’s team included Clarissa and Sheboygan County, Garrett Ulness of Manitowoc Garrett Ulness, Brianna Meyer and Lauren Siemers. County, Cathryn Gunst of Waushara County, Dane County’s team was comprised of Lizi and Ainsley Noble of Grant County, Christopher Gunst Zach Endres, Joseph Opsal and Allie Breunig. of Waushara County, Emma Dorshorst of Wood All juniors at convention had the chance to County, and Abby Giddings of Marathon County. compete in the dairy jeopardy competition. The top Of the exceptional youth recognized, four competitor in each of three age brackets has the representatives in the Distinguished and Young opportunity to compete at the national level. Distinguished Member categories were selected to Qualifying this year was Lauren Siemers of Manisubmit award forms to the national level with hopes towoc County in the junior division,Kylie Nickels of being honored at the National Convention. of Dodge County in the intermediate division, and Sam Minch of Wood County in the senior division. 2015 Outstanding Holstein Girl & Boy: Jordan Siemers of Manitowoc County, Matthew Kramer of Fond du Lac County, Elizabeth Placing second and third in the junior division were Jessica Pralle and Charlie Hamilton Sarbacker of Dane County, and Nicole Pralle of Jared Abraham of Sheboygan County and Clarissa Clark County were all chosen to represent Wisconsin Ulness of Manitowoc County. In the intermediate as Distinguished Junior Members. The Young Distindivision, Jake Siemers of Manitowoc County took second, guished Junior Member delegates include Kalista Hodorff and Dawson Nickels of Dodge County was third. In the of Fond du Lac County, Kaianne Hodorff of Fond du Lac senior division, Danielle and Brad Warmka of Dodge County, Kylie Nickels of Dodge County, and Hannah County placed second and third, respectively. In the speaking contest, Wisconsin can send up to three Nelson of Pierce County. delegates in each division to compete at National ConvenThe 2016 Wisconsin Holstein Princess and Attendant tion. To compete, youth must prepare a speech on a topic were also crowned at the banquet on Saturday evening. This year, Kati Kindschuh of Fond du Lac County will related to the dairy industry at a length assigned to their specific age division. Heading to National Convention this serve as the WHA Princess, and Paige Nelson of Pierce year are Brianna Meyer of Calumet County, Mae Buttles County will join her as the WHA Princess Attendant. of St. Croix County, and Ava Booth of Sheboygan County Special recognition is given to youth leaders that have in the junior division. Eva Doornink of Pierce County, been nominated by youth in the Junior Holstein AssociaCourtney Moser of Vernon County, and Tyler Giddings tion and selected by the Junior Activities Committee. This of Marathon County qualified in the intermediate division. year’s WHY (Wisconsin Holstein Youth) Friends were Representing the senior division will be Kelsey Cramer of Laura Daniels of Iowa County in the five years and under Green County, Kati Kindschuh of Fond du Lac County division, and Maureen DeBruin of Jefferson County in the and Elizabeth Sarbacker of Dane County. six years and over division. On Saturday evening, the annual banquet was held to The Wisconsin Holstein Association awarded over WHA Princesses honor outstanding juniors in the Association. Charlie $16,000 in scholarships this year, and an auction was held 2016 Princess Kati Kindschuh & Hamilton of Grant County and Jessica Pralle of Clark to raise funds for future awards. Donated items auctioned Princess Attendant Paige Nelson County claimed the most prestigious honor, being named off included UW-Madison Men’s Hockey tickets donated Outstanding Holstein Boy and Girl. These individuals have by Larry Nelson, a certificate for a Bonnie Mohr print, excelled in their Holstein programs and have been an asset to the Association UW-Madison Men’s Basketball tickets donated by Corey Geiger and Krista and dairy industry as a whole. Also receiving honors were 17 other Distin- Knigge, another pair of men’s basketball tickets donated by the Rob Rippchen guished Junior Members, 15 Young Distinguished Junior Member winners, family, a stay at the “Doctor’s House” by Daluge Travel, a Kalahari Resort and 14 Twelve & Under Recognition winners, all of which excelled in their stay donated by Kalahari Resort, a pair of club-level Brewers tickets donated Wisconsin Holstein activities in 2015. by the Milwaukee Brewers, and a session from Farmgirl Photography donated In addition to Charlie and Jessica, 2015 Distinguished Junior Holstein by Danae Bauer. Funds from these items, along with a silent auction, are put Members included Kayla Krueger of Waupaca County, Elizabeth Sarbacker into the WHA scholarship fund, and over $2,400 was added this year. High of Dane County, Andy Sell of Dodge County, Matthew Kramer of Fond du school seniors, short course, and two and four year college students that are Lac County, Lizi Endres of Dane County, Kristen Broege of Rock County, members of WHA are all eligible for these scholarships. Kelsey Cramer of Green County, Valerie Kramer of Fond du Lac County, Throughout the convention, youth were recognized for other outstanding Carley Krull of Jefferson County, Katherine Larson of Vernon County, achievements, including Junior Progressive Breeder and Long Range Produc8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2016

Young Distinguished Junior Members

Distinguished Junior Members

Front – Kristen Broege, Jordan Siemers, Matthew Kramer, Carley Krull, Elizabeth Sarbacker; middle – Charlie Hamilton, Austin Nauman, Valerie Kramer, Lizi Endres, Kelsey Cramer, Bethany Marcks; back – Kayla Krueger, Brooke Trustem, Andy Sell, Logan Voigts, Jessica Pralle, Danielle Warmka, Katherine Larson, Nicole Pralle

National DJM Representatives

Front – Lindsey Sarbacker, Dylan Steiner, Hannah Hockerman, Kylie Nickels, Cole Booth; middle – McKenzie Calvert, Elise Bleck, Drew Noble, Hannah Nelson, Madison Calvert; back – Erin Strauss, Kaianne Hodorff, Ben Kronberg, Dawson Nickels, Kalista Hodorff

National YDJM Representatives

tion animals producing 100,000 to over 200,000 pounds of milk over their the annual business meeting, where four new Junior Activities Committee lifetime. Those receiving Junior Progressive Breeder Awards include Nathan (JAC) members were elected. The JAC group is responsible for coordinating Cordes of Barron County, Madison, McKenzie and Payton Calvert of and overseeing all junior events within the Wisconsin Junior Holstein AssociLafayette County, Carmen Haack of Shawano County, Charles Hamilton of ation. Selected this year for the southwest district was Zach Tolzman of Iowa Grant County, Jacob Harbaugh of Shawano County, Kaianne and Kalista County, Nicole Pralle of Clark County for the northwest district, Joseph Opsal Hodorff of Fond du Lac County, Evan and Mason Jauquet of Shawano of Dane County for the southeast, and Katie Bauer of Waupaca County for County, Matthew and Valerie Kramer of Fond du Lac County, Katherine the northeast district. These members will serve a two-year term as JAC’s, and Larson of Vernon County, Riley Miller of Rock County, Courtney Moser of join second-year members Logan Voigts of Lafayette County, Rachel Coyne Vernon County, Geneva Nunes of Chippewa County, Jessica and Nicole Pralle of Pierce County, Kristen Broege of Rock County, and Andrew Greenfield of Clark County, Elizabeth Sarbacker of Dane County, Mariah Strauss of of Fond du Lac County. The contest room is always fun and a great way to show off projects done Jefferson County, and Brooke, Dane and Luke Trustem of Rock County. Long Range Production owners of cows include Madison Calvert of by junior members throughout the year. In the advertising contest, members Lafayette County, Elise Bleck of Sheboygan County, Jake Brokish of Iowa submit advertisements they ran in the Wisconsin Holstein News or something County, Nathan Cordes of Barron County, Charles Hamilton of Grant they designed at home on their own. This year’s winners in the junior division County, Sarah Henschel of Sheboygan County, Carter Jauquet of Shawano were Ava Booth of Sheboygan County, Kaydence Hodorff of Fond du Lac County, Kalista Hodorff of Fond du Lac County, Kim Keller of Dane County, County, and Elise Bleck of Sheboygan County, who was also people’s choice Valerie and Matthew Kramer of Fond du Lac County, Katherine Larson of winner. In the senior division, Mariah Strauss of Jefferson County, Megan Vernon County, Riley Miller of Rock County, Jessica and Nicole Pralle of Nelson of Trempealeau County, and Nicole Wright of Jefferson County were Clark County, Elizabeth Sarbacker of recognized. Taking people’s choice honDane County, Mariah Strauss of ors in the senior division was Megan Jefferson County, Emily Steger of Nelson. Crawford County, and Brooke, Luke In the photography contest’s farm and Dane Trustem of Rock County. people photos, Samantha Pitterle of The Wisconsin Junior Holstein Dodge County was first and people’s Association awards interested juniors choice winner, Logan Turgasen of the opportunity to travel to an area of Richland County was second, and Tyler the state to tour farms and learn from Giddings of Marathon County was their dairy operations. This Farm Tour third. In the senior division, Sara award was given to 12 recipients includGriswold of Dane County was first and ing Megan Nelson of Trempealeau people’s choice winner, McKenna County, Rachel McCullough of Green Coffeen of Brown County was second, County, Brooke Trustem of Rock and Courtney Moser of Vernon County County, Mason Jauquet of Shawano was third. County, Maddie Zutz of Manitowoc In photography’s farm scenes County, Allissa Frisle of Barron County, category, Ava Booth of Sheboygan Emma Gwidt of Shawano County, Paul County took first and people’s choice, Grulke of Dodge County, Hannah while Brice Thiel of Wood County Nelson of Pierce County, David Peterwas second and Jared Abraham of 12 & Under Recognition winners sheim of Vernon County, Dawson Sheboygan County was third in the Front – Colton Brandel, Christopher Gunst, Brianna Meyer, Garrett Nickels of Dodge County, and Kati junior division. Excelling in the senior Ulness; middle – Brady Bleck, Emily Stumpf, Kadence Hodorff, Kindschuh of Fond du Lac County. division were Erica Helmer of SheboyCatherine Gunst, Ava Booth, Clarissa Ulness; back – Jacob Harbaugh, The convention concluded Sunday gan County, Hannah Nelson of Pierce Emma Dorshorst, Ainsley Noble, Abby Giddings morning with an awards breakfast and County, and Valerie Kramer of Fond wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2016-9

du Lac County. People’s choice honors in the senior contest went to Hannah Nelson. Wrapping up the photography contest was the farm animals category, where Kaelyn Weigel of Grant County took first, Samantha Pitterle of Dodge County took second, and Campbell Booth of Sheboygan County took third. Valerie Kramer of Fond du Lac County took first, Kelsey Cramer of Green County took second and Katherine Larson of Vernon County rounded out the senior division in third place. People’s choice awards went to Brooke Hammann of Barron County in the junior division and Kelsey Cramer in the senior division. The juniors got creative in the drawing and painting contest, and taking top honors in the junior division were Clarissa Ulness of Manitowoc County, and Paige Proctor of Wood County took second and third place, as well as people’s choice honors. In the senior division, Krista Hall of Vernon County was first, Brandon Biese of Manitowoc County was second, and Rachel Nigh of Vernon County rounded out the contest. Jenna Broege of Rock County was people’s choice winner in the senior contest. Also bringing out creativity were those in the crafts contest. Hannah Hensel of Wood County was first and people’s choice winner, Jenna Thorgensen of Barron County was second, and Emily Makos of Green County was third the junior division. In the senior contest, Courtney Moser of Vernon County took first and second place, in addition to people’s choice honors, and Kelsey Cramer of Green County was third. 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, Manitowoc/Calumet Counties earned top honors, Wood County took second and District 5 Juniors followed closely in third place. Digital scrapbooks were also submitted, and the winner of that contest was Lafayette County. 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 Christopher Gunst of Waushara County, second was Logan Harbaugh of Shawano County, and third was Marissa Vosberg of Green County. Logan Harbaugh was named people’s choice in this contest. First and people’s choice in the intermediate division was Courtney Moser of Vernon County, and second place was McKenna Coffeen of Brown County. In the senior contest, Cierra Ehrke-Essock of Jefferson County was the winning entry and people’s choice winner. A banner from Manitowoc County took first place in the banner contest, and will represent Wisconsin at this year’s National Holstein Convention in New York. The annual essay contest encourages members to write about assigned topics relating to today’s dairy industry. With another outstanding number of entries in this year’s junior division, taking top honors in a tie were Clarissa Ulness of Manitowoc County and Kenadee Weigel of Lafayette County. Third place went to Kaelyn Weigel of Lafayette County. In the senior division, Madeline Zutz of Manitowoc County was first, Brooke Trustem of Rock County was second and Zach Dressler of Iowa County took third place. One of the most coveted awards, based on participation throughout the year and enthusiasm, is the Spirit award, which was given to Trempealeau County. The Bell-R-Ring contest was won by Manitowoc/Calumet Counties with a clever song spun from “Shake it off.” 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 Matthew Gunst of Dodge County, Ava Booth of Sheboygan County, and Tahmara Hendrickson of Vernon County. Recognized for high scores in the senior division were Lizi Endres of Dane County, Ben Schmidt of Shawano County, and Maria Balbach of Lafayette County. The Wisconsin Holstein Association would like to commend the Chippewa 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: Matt, Molly and Ben Dorshorst, WI State Farmer, Mary Kay, UW-Platteville Dairy Club, Accelerated Genetics, Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, ABS Global, Inc., Sexing Technologies, The Country Today, East Central/Select Sires, NASCO, Cattle Connection, UW-Madison Badger Dairy Club, International Protein Sires, Semex, World Dairy Expo, Agri-View, Hoard’s Dairyman, Berres Brothers, Wisconsin Holstein Association, and Wisconsin Holstein Publications.

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Scholarship Recipients

Front - Cierra Ehrke-Essock, Sierra Solum, Matthew Kramer, Nicole Pralle, Riley Miller; back - Katrina Nunes, Jessica Pralle, Danielle Warmka, Katherine Larson, Amber Dammen, Andy Sell, Charlie Hamilton, Kati Kindschuh, Sara Griswold

Speaking Contest

Front – Ava Booth, Brianna Meyer, Mae Buttles; back – Courtney Moser, Eva Doornink, Tyler Giddings, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Kati Kindschuh, Kelsey Cramer

WHY Friend Awards

Laura Daniels (left) of Iowa County and Maureen DeBruin of Jefferson County

Manitowoc County Junior Dairy Bowl Team

Back - Garrett Ulness, Lauren Siemers, coach Jordan Butturini, Clarissa Ulness and Brianna Meyer; front – coaches Angie Ulness and Jennifer Meyer

Dodge County Junior Dairy Bowl Team

Back - Grady Wendorf, Kylie Nickels, Sam Pitterle and Matthew Gunst; front – coaches Sarah Wendorf and Kyle Natzke

Dane County Senior Dairy Bowl Team

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

Dairy Jeopardy

Front – Kylie Nickels, Jake Siemers and Dawson Nickels; middle – Jared Abraham and Clarissa Ulness; back – Lauren Siemers, Sam Minch, Danielle Warmka and Brad Warmka

Dodge County Senior Dairy Bowl Team

Front – Danielle Warmka, Brad Warmka, Paul Grulke and Dawson Nickels; back – coaches Carrie Warmka, Kyle Natzke, Sarah Wendorf and Mandy Sell

County Scrapbook

Banner Contest Lauren Siemers for Manitowoc County

Front – Lauren Siemers, Brianna Meyer and Clarissa Ulness for Manitowoc County; back – Maddie Hensel and Hannah Hensel for Wood County, and Payton VanSchyndle for Lafayette County

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2015 Outstanding Holstein Girl & Boy Outstanding Holstein Girl - Jessica Pralle

Outstanding Holstein Boy - Charlie Hamilton

From the very beginning of my Junior Holstein career I had the dream of someday hearing my name read over the microphone in a room filled with Holstein enthusiasts as the Outstanding Holstein Girl. Never did I imagine that at my last convention it would be my name announced from a familiar face, one of my biggest role models, my big brother Ryan. It was truly an honor to become the 2015 Wisconsin Holstein Girl and a great privilege to follow in the large footsteps of those who have been honored as Outstanding Juniors before me. Like most farm kids, I grew up in the barn. It’s where I found my passion for the Holstein cow and at young age my parents made sure that I had a barn broom in my hand and manure on my boots. However, my parents quickly learned that it took little convincing to get me out in the barn and most of the time I was so excited I forgot my boots. Growing up, my first real responsibility was feeding calves along with my siblings Ryan and Nicole on our 400 cow Registered Holstein farm in Humbird. Working in our maternity and calf barn is where I found my calling. At the age of 7, I was known as the cow whisperer. I knew exactly when a cow needed to get moved into a calving pen and at the time I required assistance so I often had to ask for help. While the hired men didn’t like to take orders from a 7-year-old girl, they soon learned to listen as they too saw my gift. Showing cattle is a one of my favorite hobbies. Just like many juniors, I started out in little britches at the county fair and absolutely fell in love. Though I may have had a rocky start at showing, I never let it slow me down as I worked to improve my showmanship and fitting skills to where in 2012 I was named the Reserve Supreme Champion Showman at the Wisconsin State Junior Fair and 3rd in the World Dairy Expo Fitting contest. In 2008 I had the honor of showing the Reserve Grand Champion Holstein cow, my prized Joliam Dundee Phoenix 3035 EX-92, at my first Wisconsin State Junior Fair. Since then, I have shown an offspring of Phoenix from my breeding at the Wisconsin State Fair every year. In my final year, I was honored to have shown the winning Winter Calf, a Reginald daughter out of Phoenix, who went on to be named Reserve Champion Bred and Owned. Somewhere along the way, my passion for working with calves and watching them grow spread over into my passion for working with Junior Holstein youth. I have to say the two years I spent on the JAC were the best and most rewarding years of my entire junior career. In my time as a JAC, I met kids from around the state, attended numerous fitting and showing clinics, and coordinated a new event at the Wisconsin Junior State Fair. During all of these events I was honored to watch youth find their spark for Junior Holstein, make lifelong friends, and accomplish some of their biggest goals. Most importantly, I had the opportunity to help them grow in their Holstein journey to someday become Holstein experts. Aside from my Holstein activities I am currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I am majoring in dairy science. On campus I am actively involved in Badger Dairy Club, where I served as the spring show showmanship chair for two years, the Collegiate Farm Bureau, and the Association of Women in Agriculture, where I serve as Vice-President. I am also a member of the UW-Madison dairy judging team and this last fall we competed at the Accelerated Genetics contest where my team placed 2nd and I placed 4th high individual. Upon graduation, I intend to work in agri-business, potentially as a sire mating specialist, Holstein consultant or even a classifier. I want to work directly with dairy producers on their farms. I fully intend to return to my home farm to continue the legacy of Joliam Holsteins at Selz-Pralle Dairy. But before I do, I plan to work as a herdsman for another dairy to gain insight into how other successful dairies operate. I will return home with a more business savvy, renewed energy, and have new herdsman experience to incorporate into our dairy. Though I may park my boots at night in a different zip code, my heart will be with my Holsteins. I will continue to develop my cow families. I will continue to work with youth. I will continue to work with WI Junior Holstein

To hear my name called as the Wisconsin Holstein Boy was a moment I can guarantee I will never forget. Sitting up on the head table as a member of the Junior Activities Committee and looking out over the crowd as I was announced as the recipient of the honor and watching as the entire room clapped and rose to applaud my accomplishment sent shivers down my back. Being named Holstein Boy fulfilled one of the goals that I had set for myself in the Junior Holstein Association when I was just starting to get involved, and to be able to be honored for all of my involvement with the Wisconsin Holstein Association fills me with pride each time I think about it. Home to me is Hill-Ton Holsteins, my family’s 70 cow Registered Holstein farm in Cuba City. There, my parents, John and Evie Hamilton, and I milk in a 52 cow tie-stall barn and raise our replacement heifers. We take pride in working with homebred animals and focus on production and type when mating our cattle. Additionally, we own 200 acres, about 140 of which are tillable and we raise alfalfa, corn, and oats to feed to the cattle. Working with my parents on the farm has resulted in many long hours of work, but I would never trade the lessons that I was able to learn from all the time spent in the barn or the cab of a tractor. After graduating from Cuba City High School in 2014, I headed to the UW-Madison. Currently, I am a sophomore and I’m pursuing a degree in Dairy Science and a certificate in Agricultural Business Management. On campus, I am involved in Alpha Gamma Rho, serving as the Finance Chair, on the Constitutional Committee, and on the planning committee for our “Dairy Dash” 5k Philanthropy. I am also active in the Badger Dairy Club and served as a World Dairy Expo Co-Chair, managing the student labor in the show ring. I am also treasurer of the Colligate Farm Bureau. I am on the dairy judging team and competed at the Accelerated Genetics Intercollegiate Judging Contest. After graduation, I plan to pair my knowledge that I am gaining from school with what I have learned from working on the home farm and years of studying dairy bowl to take over the family farm from my parents. My love for Registered Holsteins started at only 15 months old, when my parents bought me my first calf. Owning a calf on my family’s farm made being around the cattle more personal for me. It sparked the interest for the dairy industry which had been harbored in my heart since my first trip to the barn, creating a strong desire to spend time working with dairy cattle. I soon enjoyed following my parents around, helping on the farm whenever I could, and trying to learn how to do more and more with the cows every day. It wasn’t until years later that I realized how much I had grown with that first calf of mine and how much direction she had given to my life. My involvement in the Junior Holstein Association really took off when I was seven and showed my first calf, and from that point, I became more and more involved with Holstein related events. When I started attending more events and had the chance to interact with some of the older members, I decided that someday I wanted to be the one to inspire the younger members and share my passion for the association. After serving on the Junior Activities Committee for the past two years and now being named Holstein Boy, I feel like my time as a junior member has come full circle, and I hope that the younger members that I have had the chance to meet and talk to at convention, cow camp, or any other event that I have attended can feel my passion for the association and will have fond memories of an encouraging word I gave them or a fun experience that we shared. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I would never be where I am today without the help of more people than I can count. To begin, my family has been my biggest support system and without their encouraging words and suggestions pushing me on, I know I wouldn’t have pushed to get to where I am today. I can’t thank my parents enough for all they have done for me, from doing the chores when I am gone at events and now at college, to proofreading my award forms and helping me practice for contests, to just being there to help me succeed. They have shaped me into who I am through

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Drawing and Painting & Crafts Contest

Front – Jenna Broege, Courtney Moser, Kelsey Cramer and Clarissa Ulness Back – Krista Hall, Brandon Biese, Paige Proctor, Emily Makos, Rachel Nigh and Hannah Hensel

Photography Contest

Front – Jared Abraham, Courtney Moser, Sam Pitterle & Hannah Nelson; back – Kelsey Cramer, Valerie Kramer, Katherine Larson, Ava Booth, Tyler Giddings, Kenadee Weigel, Sara Griswold, Campbell Booth, McKenna Coffeen and Erica Helmer

Jessica Pralle, continued just as my mentors have and I will continue to live my passion! I can’t picture myself doing anything else. I would like to send a big thank you to my family, especially to my parents for blessing me with a burning passion for the Holstein cow, for supporting me through everything, and pushing me to be the best I could be. Thanks to my siblings, though at times growing up we may have argued about who had to mix milk or feed grain, we were always a team cheering each other on to accomplish whatever we put our minds to. Lastly, I would like to thank the Junior Association and all of the junior members. You have inspired me to be an outstanding junior member and reminded me of all the wonderful things our association has to offer. I am so proud of all of you for being the strong and dedicated members that you are and I can’t wait to see where the Holstein cow takes you on your Holstein journey. God bless the Holstein cow and the Wisconsin Holstein Junior Holstein Association. Thanks again for this tremendous honor.

Spirit Award - Trempealeau County

Charlie Hamilton, continued their example of hard work and dedication and introduced me to the Registered Holstein cow, and words can’t explain how grateful I am. I also want to thank everyone in our great industry that has helped me out in some way over the years. The words of advice, the encouragement, the opportunities to learn and grow, and the general support that I have received from too many people to count has made me who I am, and I wouldn’t exchange these gifts for anything. As for the younger members that hold the passion and the excitement that I remember having for the Junior Holstein Association at their age, they have helped me stay positive, even at the exhausting end of a day at convention or after herding them around at Cow Camp, and they continue to make me want to give back to the association every day. Finally, I have to thank God for giving me amazing parents, friends, family, and the Holstein cow and for all the chances I have had to make myself better all the time. Reaching my goal of being named Outstanding Holstein Boy wouldn’t be possible without everyone, and as I continue to move forward every day I know that I will never forget the pride I hold for having been a Wisconsin Junior Holstein member!

Bell-R-Ring - Manitowoc/Calumet Counties

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Essay Contest

Front – Clarissa Ulness, Kenadee Weigel and Kaelyn Weigel Back – Maddie Zutz, Brooke Trustem and Zach Dressler

Junior Progressive Breeders

Front – Allissa Frisle, Kalista Hodorff, Valerie Kramer, Mason Jauquet, Madison Calvert, Mariah Strauss and Dane Trustem; back – Charlie Hamilton, Nicole Pralle, Kaianne Hodorff, Courtney Moser, Jessica Pralle, Jacob Harbaugh, Matthew Kramer, Evan Jauquet, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Geneva Nunes, Brooke Trustem, Riley Miller and Luke Trustem

Top Dairy Bowl Seating Exam Scores

Front – Matthew Gunst, Ava Booth & Tahmara Hendrickson Back – Lizi Endres and Maria Balbach

Long Range Production

Front – Madison Calvert, Kaianne Hodorff, Valerie Kramer, Elise Bleck, Emily Steger, Dane Trustem and Mariah Strauss; back – Jake Brokish, Sarah Henschel, Riley Miller, Carter Jauquet, Charlie Hamilton, Jessica Pralle, Matthew Kramer, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Luke Trustem, Brooke Trustem and Nicole Pralle

Folding Display Contest

Front – Courtney Moser, Christopher Gunst and Logan Harbaugh; back – McKenna Coffeen, Marissa Vosberg and Cierra Ehrke-Essock

Advertising Contest Ava Booth and Kadence Hodorff

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Trip Award Winners

Front – Hannah Nelson, Rachel McCullough, Maddie Zutz, Kati Kindschuh and Emma Gwidt; back – David Petersheim, Paul Grulke, Dawson Nickels, Brooke Trustem, Megan Nelson, Mason Jauquet and Allissa Frisle

Kati's Calf-eine Hello cow and coffee enthusiasts alike, It’s hard to believe that March is already upon us, although I don’t mind the longer days and upcoming rise in temperature. And with spring comes one of the most exciting and busiest times for dairymen; field work and fresh cows! With the upcoming show season, many of you may have heifer calves hitting the ground very soon which is definitely something to look forward to. It’s always one of my favorite times of the year! And even though March is one to look forward to, February did not disappoint by any means. Congratulations to all who were recognized at the Adult Holstein Convention and had the opportunity to hear from former Packer player, Mark Tauscher. There isn’t a better combination than Holsteins and Packers! Additionally, many folks in the south and southeast side of the state had the opportunity to classify their beloved

bovines. Congrats to those who fared well and good luck to those who are awaiting the classifier to step into your barn. These past two months serving as your Holstein Princess have flown by, but I am looking forward to many more memories with all of you. Just recently, I had the neat opportunity to spend an evening with the Dodge County Holstein Association where I quickly realized something. Although we may all come from different farms, there is one thing that connects us all and that is the Holstein cow. As I listened to their junior members give a report on the past year’s activities, I instantly felt at home with all of the laughs, smiles and stories that make them a close-knit “Holstein” family. So I challenge you all to find time to make memories with your Holstein family. The time is now; before all of the field work begins, before the hustle and bustle of show season kicks off, take the time right now to spend time with the others in your association. Others may come and go but your Holstein family will be there for the long haul. Take the time now to soak it all in and make the most of your time with them. Until the next cup of Java, Kati Kindschuh

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Wisconsin Holstein Treasure Quest 2016 Calf Entries


BHHD Goldchip Bombshell Born 9-19-2015

Reg. #840003132570586

Sire: Mr Chassity Gold Chip-ET Dam: Ryan-Vu Lauin Botanica EX-90 4-07 2x 305 36,060 3.7 1352 3.1 1112 2nd Dam: Ryan-Vu Aeroline Basket EX-90 2E 3rd Dam: Ryan-Vu Storm Beauty-ET EX-94 4th Dam: Indianhead Ballerina EX-91 GMD 5th Dam: Indianhead Mandingo Bridget EX-92 GMD DOM 6th Dam: Triple-J-Mac Bic Betty EX-94 GMD DOM


Ryan-Vu Lauin Botanica EX-90

Bur-Wall Armani Applejack Born 3-22-2015

Reg. #143382573

Sire: Mr Apples Armani-ET Dam: Bur-Wall Lnr Awesome-Red-ET EX-92 3-06 2x 333 45,850 3.7 1680 3.0 1393 2nd Dam: Kamps-Hollow Amen-ET EX-90 GMD DOM 3rd Dam: Kamps-Hollow RR Aurora EX-92 DOM 4th Dam: Clover-Mist Alisha EX-93 3E DOM 5th Dam: Clover-Mist Augy Star EX-94 4E DOM 6th Dam: D-R-A August EX-96 4E DOM August


Owner: Nicole Ballweg, Dane

Owner: Wallace Behnke, Brooklyn

Bur-Wall Lnr Awesome-Red-ET EX-92

Golden-Rose Bwire Cloud-Red Born 4-4-2015

Reg. #74310100

Sire: Hylite Barbwire-Red-ET Dam: Dream-Hill Clover-Red-ET *PO VG-85 2-00 2x 192 13,294 3.9 505 3.2 419 inc. 2nd Dam: Golden-Rose Ad Candy-Red-ET EX-91 3rd Dam: Herrvales Jordan Cally GP-83 4th Dam: Smiling-Hill Ru Calloway-ET EX-92 3E 5th Dam: Smiling-Hill TT Contessa EX-92 4E Next dams: EX-92 2E, EX-90, EX-92 2E

Owner: Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Watertown

Golden-Rose Bwire Cloud-Red


Joliam Rose 4910-Red-ET Born 9-15-2015

Reg. #840003130800568 Owner: Jessica & Nicole Pralle, Humbird

Sire: Mr Apples Armani-ET Dam: Joliam Raven-Red EX-93 2E 5-06 3x 365 48,370 5.0 2428 3.2 1525 2nd Dam: Elm-Mound Septstorm 3251-ET VG-85 2-11 3x 321 35,540 3.1 1116 2.9 1022 3rd Dam: Stelbro Renita Ravel-ET VG-88 4th Dam: Stelbro Renita Ranger-Red EX-94 3E Joliam Raven-Red EX-93 2E


Mauk-E-Way Beemer Audery Born 9-1-2015

Reg. #143537469

Sire: Pol Butte Mc Beemer-ET Dam: Mauk-E-Way Dempsey Ali-TW-ET VG-86 3Y 1-11 2x 307 17,890 3.3 582 3.2 569 2nd Dam: Budjon Encore Annalie-ET EX-94 3E 4-02 2x 365 26,910 3.8 1020 3.1 836 3rd Dam: Budjon Stardust Anisa-ET EX-96 3E HM All-American 125,000 lb. Cow 2006, 2004 Nom. All-American Aged Cow 2003 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2016

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Budjon Encore Annalie-ET EX-94 3E

Wisconsin Holstein Treasure Quest 2016 Calf Entries


Mel-TV-BP Dundee Daisey-ET Born 7-14-2015

Reg #840003012654827 Owner: Tessa & Stella Schmocker, Whitewater

Sire: Regancrest Dundee-ET Dam: Frahil Goldwyn Dixie EX-94 2E 3-03 2x 365 32,083 4.4 1421 3.2 1041 2nd Dam: Frahil Stormatic Deluxe-ET VG-86 Can 3-03 2x 295 19,984 3.1 615 2.9 588 3rd Dam: Cairnslane Stardust Delite VG-85 Can Next dams: VG-88 Can, VG-87 Can Frahil Goldwyn Dixie EX-94 2E


Miss Summer Slush-ET Born 12-4-2015

Reg. pending

Sire: Mr Chassity Gold Chip-ET Dam: Miss Summer Serenade-ET VG-89 2-05 2x 365 32,600 4.3 1397 3.1 1002 2nd Dam: Crescentmead Summer Breeze EX-90 2-11 2x 365 37,530 3.7 1390 2.9 1090 All-American Summer Yearling 2006 3rd Dam: Edgeleh Outside Berry EX-93 3rd Fall Yearling, WDE 2003


Owner: Summer Breeze Syndicate, Ixonia

Miss Summer Serenade-ET VG-89

Ms Beemer Mykenna Born 7-28-2015

Reg. #840003131304720

Sire: Pol Butte Mc Beemer-ET Dam: Robrook Windbrook Myleigha VG-88 2Y 3rd Milking Yearling, MW Fall National 2015 4th Fall Yearling, Midwest Spring National 2015 2nd Dam: Combhaven Sid Monica VG-87 2Y 3rd Fall Yearling, Midwest Spring National 2013 3rd Dam: Combhaven Terrason Malaysa EX-91 3E

Owner: Tim & Barb Natzke and Ron & Patti Strobel, Fond du Lac Robrook Windbrook Myleigha VG-88


Ms Ry-Oeh-Kl Reginald Cupid Born 6-2-2015

Reg. #840003128812572

Sire: Regancrest Reginald-ET Dam: Wargo-Acres Fever Catie-ET EX-90 2-11 2x 289 23,530 3.4 789 2.9 676 2nd Dam: Regancrest A Candice-ET EX-90 3-11 3x 365 36,770 3.9 1426 2.9 1084 3rd Dam: Regancrest Mac Calissa-ET EX-91 4th Dam: Regancrest Cinderella EX-92 2E GMD DOM 5th Dam: Regancrest-PR Barbie-ET EX-92 GMD DOM


Owner: Chad Ryan, Krista Luedtke & Cbase & Willow Oehmichen, Abbotsford Wargo-Acres Fever Catie-ET EX-90

Our-Favorite Defiant Alixah

Born 9-20-2015 Reg #840003129454937 Sire: Scientific B Defiant-ET Dam: KHW Alxndr Ayako-ET VG-85 VG-MS 3-08 3x 365 30,430 4.3 1305 3.6 1109 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 Next Dams: 3E-93 DOM, 4E-94 DOM, 4E-96 DOM August

Owner: Todd Stanek, Fall Creek

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Wisconsin Holstein Treasure Quest 2016 Calf Entries


RHC Brazzle Repeat-ET

Reg #840003125904598 Born 4-14-2015 Sire: Arrowstar Brazzle-Imp-ET Dam: Golden-Oaks Ashock Rebel-ET EX-91 3-03 2x 342 28,720 3.3 954 2.8 792 2nd Dam: Pfaffs-WO Durham Replay VG-88 3rd Dam: Pfaffs Gibson Rally EX-94 3E HM All-American Senior 2 Year Old 2005 Next Dams: EX-90, 3E-94 GMD DOM, 2E-92 GMD DOM, EX-90 DMD DOM, 4E-97 GMD Roxy

Owner: Kelsey Cramer, Juda

Golden-Oaks Ashock Rebel-ET EX-91


Roxy-Dane Goldwyn Jojo-ET Born 12-1-2015

Reg. #143638375 Owner: Joseph Endres, Sauk City

Sire: Braedale Goldwyn Dam: Wilstar Linjet Julia-ET EX-92 2E 4-06 2x 365 33,050 3.9 1291 3.3 1084 2nd Dam: 2nd-Look Durhm Juba 3433-ET EX-95 2E GMD 7-04 2x 365 47,400 3.7 1734 2.8 1318 Lifetime: 215,230 7504 6411 All-Wisconsin 125,000 lb. Cow 2008 Wilstar Linjet Julia-ET EX-92 2E


Zehrview EV Crageous Cutie Born 3-5-2015

Reg. #840003128940581

Sire: KHW Elm-Park Acme-ET Dam: WR-Zehr EV Chaos Chili-ET VG-86 2Y 2nd Dam: Black-Lion Complete Chaos-ET EX-94 6-08 2x 305 30,690 3.6 1097 3.0 926 3rd Dam: Black-Lion Haleys Comet EX-91 4th Dam: Black-Lion Charger Haley EX-91 5th Dam: Trielm Park Hetty EX-92 2E

Owner: Tessa & Stella Schmocker, Whitewater

Black-Lion Complete Chaos-ET EX-94


Wargo-Acres Fever 2180 Born 6-2-2015

Reg. #146338375

Sire: Crackholm Fever-ET Dam: Wargo-Acres Braxton 1385 EX-90 EX-MS 2-03 3x 330 37,610 3.1 1183 2.9 1092 2nd Dam: Wargo-Acres Bolton 929 VG-85 VG-MS 3-10 3x 337 36,580 3.7 1346 2.9 1066 Lifetime: 969d 103,170 3.7 3846 2.9 3037 Next dams: VG-87, GP-82, VG-86


Owner: Wargo Acres, Lodi

Wargo-Acres Silver Medallion Born 10-24-2015

Reg. #840003130264223

Sire: KHW Elm-Park Acme-ET Dam: Wargo-Acres Guth Mankato-ET VG-89 1-11 3x 312 24,582 4.2 1040 3.4 843 2nd Dam: Wargo-Acres Blton Mopsie-ET EX-93 2E 6-03 3x 365 42,000 3.8 1613 3.1 1306 3rd Dam: Wargo-Acres Mardi-ET VG-86 GMD 4th Dam: Wargo-Acres Melrose EX-94 3E GMD DOM Next dams: VG-87 GMD, EX-90 2E GMD DOM

Owner: Wargo Acres, Lodi

Wargo-Acres Guth Mankato-ET VG-89 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2016

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Midwest Holsteins SPRING 2016

Illinois • Iowa • Minnesota • Wisconsin


Dairy judging is strong at the University of Minnesota, so strong that its teams placed first overall in all three of the major contests in 2015: the All-American Dairy Show (Harrisburg, PA), the North American International Livestock Exposition (Louisville, KY), and World Dairy Expo (Madison, WI). They didn’t just win; they won decisively in all three, including an amazing 54-point margin of victory in Madison. This year was just the latest in a string of wins for U of M student teams, who have been consistent top finishers at all the major contests over the past decade. No other university team comes close to this streak. Congratulations! If you’re considering a career in dairy, CONSIDER THE U OF M. In addition to our highly successful judging teams, you can be part of the Gopher Dairy Club, where more than 100 student members gain experience and industry contacts through activities like an all-expense-paid 11-day trip to California in January for seniors. Both inside and outside the classroom, our dairy professors make teaching and working with students their top priority. Learn more today at

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. •



(612) 624-2277


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Iowa Holstein Association

OFFICERS Tom Simon, President t $FNFUFSZ3E 'BSMFZ *"tTBTJNPO!IPUNBJMDPN Trent Henkes, Vice-President t UI4U -VBOB *"tUMIFOLFT!OFJUFMOFU Paula Smith, Secretary/Editor t UI4U #SPPLMZO *"tMBOHTNJU!OFUJOTOFU Shellie Volker, Treasurert UI4U 4VNOFS *"tTIFMMJFW!ZNBJMDPN DISTRICT DIRECTORS Paul StempflettUI4U .BZOBSE *" Doug Lyonstt.JMJUBSZ3E $BTUBMJB *" Lance Schuttett)JDLPSZ"WFt.POPOB *" Dan Bolin t tUI4U $MBSLTWJMMF *" Dave ChapmanttUI4U 3VUIWFO *" Carl Mensentt6OHT3E (VUUFOCFSH *" Bob Rahett3UF %ZFSTWJMMF *" DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE Todd Bushmantt4UBUF)XZ $BMNBS *" Joe Gibbstt#JFSNBO3E &QXPSUI *" Jeff Hammerandtt/#BOLTUPO3E &QXPSUI *" Jess Rediskett4DFOJD3JWFS3E %FDPSBI *" Katie StollttUI"WF .POUJDFMMP *" Jason Volkertt."WF .BZOBSE *" Walt WesselttUI4U (SFFMFZ *" PAST PRESIDENT Matt Hamlett tt#"WF "SMJOHUPO *" NATIONAL DIRECTOR Mark Kerndt tt8.BJO4U 8BVLPO *"

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902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 Phone (608) 356-2114 • Fax (608) 356-6312 1-800-223-4269 To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813 Phone (608) 723-4933 • Fax (608) 723-4973 e-mail: WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION STAFF: Larry Nelson, Executive Director Laura Wackershauser, Editor/Advertising Manager Sharon Maffei, Membership Coordinator Ashley Yager, Public Relations Associate WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Paula Bovre, President - Fond du Lac, 920-923-6991 Kevin Jorgensen, Vice President - Waupun, 920-210-3992 Kent Wendorf, Secretary - Viroqua, 608-689-2201 Todd Borgwardt, Executive Committee - Valders, 920-758-3133 Chad Ryan, Executive Committee - Fond du Lac, 920-960-1449 Bill Calvert - Cuba City, 608-759-2080 Craig Carncross - Lodi, 608-592-2560 Chris McCullough - Juda, 608-934-1425 Tracy Nelson - Ellsworth, 715-307-1804 Pam Selz-Pralle - Humbird, 715-334-3434 Marci Walker - WI Dells, 608-253-3003 NATIONAL DIRECTORS: Paul Buhr - 608-606-3480

Corey Geiger - 920-650-0294

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Badger Dairy Camp ...................................... 41

Lyonden Farm .............................................. 28

Roxy-Dane Holsteins .................................... 30

Berryridge Farms LLC .................................. 36

Manitowoc & Calumet Co. Juniors .............. 35

Rupprecht ...................................................... 58

Bluff Ridge .................................................... 23

Marathon County .................................... 46-50

SDSU ............................................................ 64

Bricco’s Cow Town........................................ 44

Marsh-Vue Holsteins................................ 38-39

Second-Look Holsteins.................................. 36

Clinton County Classic ............................ 16-17

Mil-R-Mor .................................................... 34

Spring Fashions at the Northern .................. 10

Crest-View-Acres .......................................... 14

Milksource Tag Sale ...................................... 24

Stender .......................................................... 58

Damhof Dispersal ........................................ 28

Minnesota Directory of Services .................. 62

Sugar Creek Dairy ........................................ 25

Farnear Holsteins .......................................... 29

Minnesota Holstein Association .................... 51

Tim’s Hoof Trimming .................................. 23

Golden Oaks.................................................... 2

Minnesota Spring Special ........................ 20-21

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

Green|Rock Dual County Sale .............. 32-33

NW Illinois Spring Sizzler ............................ 23

UW-Madison ................................................ 11

Hammer Time at Heritage ...................... 53-55

Oertel Farms.................................................. 57

Violet Hill ...................................................... 63

Heinz-Hope Farms ........................................ 40

Olmar .............................................................. 7

Walk-Era........................................................ 15

Hillpine Holsteins .......................................... 22

Opsal’s Ridge .................................................. 8

Wargo Acres .................................................. 37

Holbric Holsteins .......................................... 31

Our Favorite .................................................... 9

Iowa Spring Sale ............................................ 6

Outagamie Spring Sale ................................ 56

Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale .................................................................. 26-27

Jamsar Holsteins ............................................ 56

PDCA Calf Sale............................................ 61

Wildvale Holsteins ........................................ 59

K-Lane Farm ................................................ 61

R-Homestead Holsteins ................................ 40

Wilstar............................................................ 60

Koester Dairy ................................................ 45

Ra-Mar-Land ................................................ 52

Lenkaitis Holsteins .......................................... 5

RedFest with a Touch of Black .................... 30

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Midwest Calendar of Events March 3-4 4-5 5 5 19 19 19 23 25 25-26 30 31

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Golden Oaks Tag Sale, Wauconda, IL Minnesota All-Breeds Convention, Fargo, ND Butlerview Complete Dispersal, Elkhorn, WI Purple Ribbon Classic, Marshfield, WI Iowa Spring Sale, West Union, IA Green|Rock Dual County Sale, Brooklyn, WI Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, Weyauwega, WI WHA Barn Meeting, Berryridge Farms, Waunakee, WI Spring Fashions at the Northern, Fond du Lac, WI Milksource Tag Event, Kaukauna, WI WHA Barn Meeting, Sugar Creek Dairy, Elkhorn, WI WHA Barn Meeting, Voight Acres, Shiocton, WI Clinton County Classic Sale, Carlyle, IL Hammer Time at Heritage Holsteins, Whitewater, WI Our Favorite Holsteins Herd Reduction Sale, Fall Creek, WI Illinois PDCA Calf Sale, Champaign, IL RedFest with a Touch of Black, Ixonia, WI Barron County Spring Classic, Barron, WI Minnesota Spring Special Sale, Rochester, MN Damhof Complete Herd Dispersal, Blomkest, MN Midwest Spring Red & White Show, Madison, WI Wisconsin Spring Jersey Showcase, Madison, WI Midwest National Spring Show, Madison, WI Minnesota Spring Special Sale, Rochester, MN Define Your Destiny, Budjon Farms, Lomira, WI #PolledPlace Tag Sale, Monroe, WI 71st Dodgeramma, Beaver Dam, WI Changing of the Guard at Holbric Sale, Harvard, IL MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016 - 5

ead of 80 H t Sell! s ne i F Iowa’s Fayette County Fairgrounds • West Union, Iowa • 11:00 AM • March 19, 2016

Iowa Spring Sale


2-03 2X 330 25,688 4.5 1158 3.3 851 Selling a +2630G Delta sister to Da-So-Burn Uno Burberry from Da-So-Burn Dorcy Becka VG-86 and then back to the Barbie Family.


4-10 2X 324 31,040 4.3 1340 3.1 967 Selling from the 2015 Grand Champion at the WDE Junior Show is a fancy 6/2015 Atwood Summer Yearling ready to hit the Show Ring!


9-01 2X 365 36,750 4.3 1582 3.3 1211 Apple’s 3.10PTAT RC and TV Spring Yearling by Corvette sells along with her RC and TV +2351G 3.32PTAT Integral.


2-02 2X 365 41,710 5.3 2204 3.6 1487 Selling is an early 1/2016 +2669G +883NM Profit and a 12/2015 Montross +2587G +63P from 2614G Supersire from Larcrest Cale VG-89 and then back to the Cosmopolitans!

Sale Force:

Scott Courtney 563-380-1318 • Norm Nabholz 563-590-3204 • Bill Rauen 563-607-0694 Kyle Demmer 563-451-5376 • Scott Culbertson 507-923-1881 • Ron Roskopf 414-587-4402

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

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Iowa Holstein Association

Leaving Her Mark of Excellence! Olmar Lynch Baby Bumble 2E 93 GMD DOM

4-06 2x 365 40,434 3.8 1550 3.1 12321

All-MN Sr 3 yr old

© Lea McCullough Cybil Fisher Photography

Baby Bumble has left her mark in our herd. There is no doubt “That’s a Bumble” when you see her milking daughters with their wide rumps, uphill climb and strongly attached udders between great legs. They are the kind that thrive in freestall set-ups, but can also take it to the tanbark trail. Bumble has 6 classified daughters averaging 86pts and 3 young up and coming daughters by Atwood and Brokaw. Bumble and her daughters consistently genomic test well above parent average making her offspring some of our most heavily contracted. BIGGIO - A hot new release PROVEN bull from Select Sires lands at #36 on the Top 100 TPI list. He is a grandson of Baby Bumble from her Planet daughter at Select. Her heavily contracted full sister is pictured below.

Olmar Planet Baby Bunting VG 86 Can 1st lact sold on National Convention Sale

Dam of Olmar Beacon Baby Bop ET EX 91 3-07 2x 365 47,821 3.4 1604 2.9 1408

Baby Bop recently set a production record at Olmar Farms for highest 2nd lactation record. She has been contracted along with her Numero Uno daughter. She is fresh again and ready to flush.

12 New Excellent Cows and 14 New VG 2 year olds at Olmar!!! Olmar Durable BarlieET EX

Our First 11th Generation Excellent all with the Olmar prefix!

2-02 2x 365 34,156 2.9 1003 3.0 1010 Barlie has a Silver daughter and pregnancies by Goldchip.

Visit our website,, to see full classification updates and State Sale consignments. Phase 4 Johnes Free Herd 109.1 BAA | 33EX 59VG 33GP 45 years PBR | 24 years PGH DHI avg: 2x 30,920 3.5% 1081 2.9% 903

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

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Our-Favorite Holsteins Herd Reduction Sale On April 7th at 11:00 a.m. we will sell 68 good young milk cows and a dozen springing dry cows and heifers.

Conceited (reversed) by Cybil Fisher; Dish Rae by Nick Sarbacker

Our-Favorite Conceited-ET EX-92 2E GMD DOM 4-08 3x 365 44,330 3.7 1625 3.2 1430 ~ 7 EX & 18 VG daughters

Scientific Gold Dish Rae-ET *RC EX-90 DOM 6-10 3x 365 44,700 3.8 1717 3.0 1363 ~ 4 EX & 17 VG daughters

he cows pictured are the cornerstone cows that our herd is built on. We will sell a few young Excellent cows and some young cows that will be Excellent one day. We will be selling cows by Atwood, Sid, Doorman, Hero, Fever, Headliner, Supersire and Mogul.


e milk 140 cows on two farms and after 28 years at the home of Our-Favorite Holsteins, the farm has been sold. The cows selling will be our best young cows and we will rebuild our herd with the older cows and a group of heifers that we are excited about at our second farm. Please join us on April 7th in Fall Creek, Wis. Call for a sale catalog. Pedigrees: Kevin Jorgensen, 920-210-3992 Ringmen: Don Mayer, 715-829-3417 Bryan Stremcha, 608-790-1925 Auctioneer: Tim Schindler, Curtiss, WI, Registered Wisconsin Auctioneer #191, 715-223-4014 Catalogs will be available online at or call 715-223-6345. Sale conducted by:

Christensen Sales Corp., Abbotsford, Wis., clerk & sales manager (715) 223-6345 Reg. Wisconsin Auction Co. #33

Todd & Mary STanek E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 (715) 456-8718 Todd • (715) 577-5379 Cade e-mail: MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016 - 9

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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 All Breeds Convention March 4-5, 2016 The 2016 All-Breeds Convention will be held on March 4-5, 2015 in Fago, North Dakota. The West Central Holstein Club is this year’s hosts and we have a great convention planned for attendees. Minnesota Junior Holstein Association All Breeds Convention March 18-20, 2016 Open to juniors from all states! The 2016 MJHA AllBreeds convention will be held on March 1820, 2016 at the Best Western, Willmar 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. Minnesota Spring Special Sale April 9, 2016 Mark your calendars for the 2016 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 320-2590637. Check the website often for updates, ads and the sale catalog. 12- MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016

If you would like to receive a catalog please contact the MHA office at 320-259-0637. Minnesota Red & White Club State Show June 22, 2016 The Minnesota Red & White Club State Show will be held in conjunction with the MHA state show inRochester, Minn. Minnesota Junior Holstein Association State Show June 23, 2016 The MJHA State Show will be held in Rochester, 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 24, 2016 The MHA State Show will be held at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds in Rochester, Minn. The Rochester Holstein Club will be hosting the event and will do a great job welcoming exhibitors and spectators from near and far. Jason Lloyd has been selected to judge the show. Confirmation of judges and their bios will be included in the June MN Holstein News. Midwest Fall National Show August 31, 2016 The Midwest Fall National Show will be held in conjunction with the MN State Fair Holstein Show on August 31, 2016 at the MN State Fair grounds.

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 minnesotaholstein@

Minnesota Holstein History mindless ramblings down an endless cow lane. by John Busacker

“Showmanhsip” Showmanship has always been a hot topic of discussion for judges. Some judges feel it should be the first class of the show, while everyone is in a good mood and their clothes are spotless. Others feel it is a marathon and it should be the last class of the day. It is survival of the fittest, literally, and let’s see who wants it the most. No matter how hot it is or tired you are or where you placed let’s see that smile. No matter how much manure is on your shoes or sweat and froth soaked on your hsirt let’s hear you rattle off those answers. Things have changed greatly in showmanship, clipping is a major art form instead of the normal head, tail

and shoulder. Years ago you had to wear white, all white with a black bow tie and black hard toe shoes. No exceptions, ever. Well there was one time. In the early 1970’s a young lady won the 4-H showmanship award at the Minnesota State Fair wearing white shorts and tennis shoes. After the show there were no shortage of people who pointed out to the judge that it was impossible to win showmanship wearing tennis shoes. Personally I had hoped it might start a trend. But, such was not the case and in the forty plus years since, I must say I have never ever seen another person win a showmanship class wearing tennis shoes.

MHA News Subscription Be on the lookout for a NEW Minnesota Holstein Website! Stay up to date with all the events and news! Or follow us on facebook at Minnesota Holstein Association or Twitter @MNHolstein

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: _________________________________________ MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016 - 13

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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 365 29,370 3.5 1018 3.2 929 Daughters: - VG-87 2-year-old Windbrook - 2 Doormans, 1 owned with Eric Swiggum and the other by Jacob, Logan & Madison Harbaugh - Silver heifer born 2/6/2016 Maternal Sisters to Coco: - BHM-Cookie Jaspe Candice-ET VG-88 3Y 2-11 24,410 4.1 996 3.4 820 - BHM-Shtl Cameo-ET EX-93 2E 5-09 33,980 3.6 1229 2.9 970

Sire: Ms Atlees Sht Aftershock-ET Dam: BBVK Goldwyn Cookie-ET VG-87 at 2-10 2-05 365 37,310 4.1 1512 3.2 1211 2nd Dam: BKB Alice-ET EX-90 by Durham 2-03 327 23,350 4.8 1127 3.7 862 3rd Dam: Shoremar S Alicia-ET EX-97 8-11 365 38,250 4.3 1650 3.3 1270 4th & 5th Dam: EX-94 Adeen & EX-94 Ada

Coco is always a favorite with visitors in the barn as she is so well balanced and quite pleasing to the eye. We generally try to use the top bulls available, but really try to balance type along with the genomic game, hopefully giving us quality animals to market on sales and privately. We welcome any visitors and any inquires.

Steve & Kay Holte

E7166 Tri-State Rd., Westby, WI 54667

Ph: (608) 634-4545 Cell: 608-632-1598 Fax: (608) 634-2549 e-mail: Herdsman: Mike Hall (608) 632-1509 Visitors Welcome 14 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016

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Fancy show age spring yearling! Absolute x VG-87 Advent x VG-88 Redmarker x EX-93 Rubens Racquel x 3E-94 Stelbro Renita Ranger-Red



Junior 2 Show Prospect! Gold Chip x VG Windbrook x 2E-90 Jasper x EX-91 Sept. Storm x 2E-95 DOM Altitude



A super classy recently fresh Braxton Braxton x VG-88 Atwood from the Jenas!

Where dreams of excellence are bred!

N9036 Lewiston Station Road Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 John 608-432-3113 • Tim 608-697-2922 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016 - 15

42nd Clinton County Classic April 2, 2016 · 11:00 a.m. · Carlyle, Ill. · 50 miles east of St. Louis

Ludwigs-DG Goldwyn Emmy EX-94 4-11 305 39,000 3.8 1991 3.0 1176 Res. Grand IL State Show & 2nd Mid-East Fall Nat’l ‘14 Fancy Doorman Calf! Justin Powell -- 262.613.3371 Fresh VG-87 Sid x Emmy’s sister also sells! Ludwig -- 815-674-1575

Morsan Gold Terror EX-92 2-07 338 23,869 3.6 854 3.0 715 1st Sr. 2 & HM Grand Lindsey Expo ‘13 Next 2 dams Nom. All-American & All-Canadian Selling a special Aftershock December calf! Budjon & Joel Phoenix -- 920-488-4129

BVK Atwood Abrianna EX-92 3-02 305 25,170 5.0 1257 3.2 805 Res. All-American Jr. 3-Yr-Old ‘13 Next 2 dams EX-94. Selling a Doorman Summer Yearling from Abrianna! Butlerview -- 217-341-2437

Schluter Rainy Sassy-Red 7th Winter Calf Int’l R&W Show & 1st Mid-East Fall 10 gen VG-EX with numerous All-American R&W nominated sisters. Selling is Sassy’s sister - December calf by Defiant! Jim & Marvin Schluter -- 217-898-5707

Butz-Butler Gold Barbara EX-92 Unanimous All-American Sr. 3-Yr-Old ‘13 All-American 4-Yr-Old ‘14 & Sr. 2-Yr-Old ‘12 Selling is a GoldChip Summer Yrlg out of Barbara’s Atwood sister. Budjon-Vail -- 920-488-4129

D-K-Silk Atwood Satin EX-91 Res. Int. Champion & 1st 3-Yr-Old Mid-East Spring Selling is a full sister born in June! Dam is Sunrose Saturn, then Shottle Silk EX-90. Gingrich, Powell & Smocker -- 262-613-3371

Golden-Oaks Atwood Charla EX-93 3-06 344 39,140 4.2 1641 3.5 1369 10 gen EX back to Roxy Selling is a March Yrlg by Brazzle! Golden Oaks -- 314-422-9723

SALE CO-CHAIRMEN Tyler Carter 618-664-1825 Lucas Clanton 618-322-3523 Bob Fruend 618-920-5375 Aaron Heinzmann 618-781-7994 Josh Huelsmann 618-541-1326 Brian Woker 618-367-0263

SALE FORCE Scott Courtney, auctioneer 563-380-1318 Larry Kleiner, pedigrees 217-827-3468 Chad Griffith, ringman 513-543-2315 Kenneth Hall, ringman 501-940-9711 Mike Lortie, ringman 260-367-1700

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

Lake-Prairie Alison-Red EX-92 3x All-American R&W nominee x EX-94 x EX-96 All-American. Her April Armani Spring Yrlg sells! Marvin & Joe Schluter -- 309-737-4544

Lochdale Shaquille Missy-Red EX-92 3-02 365 26,585 3.6 966 3.0 805 Nom. All-American R&W & 4th Int’l R&W Show ‘15 1st choice Armani sells! Golden Oaks -- 314-422-9723

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O-C-E-C Toystory Fenway EX-94 3-06365 36,540 3.6 1201 3.3 1008 Super fancy Dec calf sells-full sister to Grand IL State Jr. Show Fenway. Jerry Smith -- 815-865-5683

Black Lion Complete Chaos EX-94 6-08 305 30,690 3.6 1097 3.0 926 Next dam is EX-91. Selling a fresh Absolute Jr. 2-Yr-Old. Zehrview -- 815-743-5766

Budjon-JK Durham Embrace EX-95 5-10 365 50,710 4.4 2207 3.2 1611 June Aftershock grand-dtr sells from Res. A-A 4-Yr-Old ‘08 Embrace. Budjon -- 920-488-4129

Bluff-Ridge Bones Dolce EX-93 Nom. Jr. All-American Jr. 3-Yr-Old ‘13 Selling is Dolce’s Sept Brady sister! Dam is EX-92-4E Durham x EX-95 Broker. Bluff-Ridge -- 309-475-2131

KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-96 DOM 4-01 365 35,750 4.7 1682 3.7 1314 Apple’s Sept Integral calf sells! Erbsen -- 815-275-4990

EK-Oseeana Ambrosia EX-96 All-American 5-Yr-Old from Tri-Day Ashlyn Selling is a fresh Acme & her Atwood Dec calf x VG-86 Fever x Ambrosia. Woker -- 618-367-0263

Ri-Val-Re Adv Sully-Red EX-92 4-05 365 35,060 3.8 1326 3.1 1093 Awesome Aladdin Jr. 2 sells from Sully! Next 3 dams EX, several VG. Gueldener -- 618-920-6454

Penn-Gate Festive EX-91 3-08 365 39,483 4.1 1635 3.3 1290 Festive’s fresh Atwood Sr. 2 sells! EX Goldwyn dam from Finesse family. Tegeler -- 217-994-0277

Circle-K Iota 752 VG-88 3-01 365 28,320 3.8 1112 3.2 898 Her Sept Spark grand-dtr sells at +2620GTPI +1243M +61F +45P. Circle-K & Kleiner -- 217-827-3468

Golden-Oaks Dur Champ-ET EX-94 2-09 365 30,920 3.8 1164 2.9 900 Fresh GoldSun x Dur Champ x Champ Rae sells. Aaron Heinzmann -- 618-781-7994

Goldie Sanchez Chardonay-ET EX-94 3-04 365 32,130 3.9 1243 3.3 1072 Her VG-86 Supersonic dtr sells along with her 12/15 Montross calf. Nate Janssen -- 847-224-7859 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016 - 17

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2016 Wisconsin Holstein Barn Meetings Holstein Breeding 101: Is it the Same Game or Have all the Rules Changed? The Wisconsin Holstein Association invites all members and area dairy farmers to the 2016 Barn Meetings. We have three fantastic breeders opening their doors to show how they approach “breeding a great herd of Registered Holsteins.” These farms all have a different style and have different goals to breeding Holsteins, but have all found great success. We invite breeders to join us for a discussion about what’s new and hot and what’s not. Is it the same old game or have all the rules changed? There are no right or wrong answers and we think one of Wisconsin’s strengths is its diversity in breeder’s styles and goals. There are a lot of “tools” in the toolbox to pick from, whether you are going after a +2800 GTPI individual or an All-American. Do you embace these new “tools” or does the word genomics make your skin crawl? Where ever you fall on the spectrum, you might be surprised at what ideas are out there to help you breed your definition of that “perfect” cow. Good food, good fellowship and good cows are on the agenda and we want you to be a part of it so mark your calendars. The schedule for the barn meetings are: Wednesday, March 23 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Berryridge Farms LLC, Waunakee (Dane County) Endres Family 7094 Hyer Rd., Waunakee • 608-279-5952 Steve’s cell Directions: Take Highway 12 west from Madison, turn right (north) on Highway P and right on Hyer Road. First farm on the left. Wednesday, March 30 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sugar Creek Dairy, Elkhorn (Walworth County) Rick & Marleen Adams N5633 Hwy. O, Elkhorn • 262-728-0702 Directions: From I-39/90 south in Janesville take Exit 175A for E Racine St. and follow US-14 E/WI-11 E to Delevan. In Delevan, take a left at second set of stoplights by Citgo onto County Trunk O. Farm is 4 miles on Cty. O, with tan and green buildings - look for “Sugar Creek Dairy” on barn. Thursday, March 31 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Voight Acres, Shiocton (Outagamie County) Steve & Sue, Mitch & Amanda, and Tim Voight Family N4405 Rexford Rd., Shiocton • 920-209-9372 Tim’s cell Directions: From Stevens Point, head west on Hwy. 10 for 33 miles. Turn left onto County Rd X for 10 miles. Turn left on Broadway St., then right on State Rd. 54 for 3.4 miles. Turn right onto County Rd. S and travel 10 miles to Rexford Road. Turn left on Rexford, farm on the left. From Appleton, take County Road A north to County Road S. Take a left and travel 5.1 miles to Rexford Rd. From Madison, take Hwy. 151 to I-41 north. In Appleton, take Exit 139 for County Road OO. Turn left on N. Lynndale (Co. Rd A), and 7 miles to County Rd S. Travel 5.1 miles to Rexford Rd. All barn meetings are open to any interested Holstein breeder. For more information on the barn meetings please call the Wisconsin Holstein Association or the host farm.

Endres Berryridge Farms LLC Steve, Randy & Jeff Endres Families Endres Berryridge Farms, LLC will be hosting our first barn meeting on Wednesday, March 23. Berryridge Farms, Waunakee, was established in 1915 and is a fourth generation family farm currently run by brothers Steve, Jeff and Randy Endres and their families. Steve is married to Kathy and they have three children, Cassie, Lizi and 18 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016

Zach; Jeff and Jenny Endres have three children, Sarah, Natalie and Nicole; and Randy and Karen have three daughters, Eliza, Ava and Mara. The brothers take pride in the next generation enjoying the business, being active on the farm and their involvement in showing dairy cattle at the local, district and state level with much success. Berryridge is home to 540 cows with 500 milking at a rolling herd average of 31,290 milk with 4.3% 1345 fat and 3.09% 966 protein. They are a Yahara Pride Farms member and focus on sustainable nutrient and crop management. The family farms about 1,000 acres of corn, alfalfa, soybeans and wheat. A new 308-stall tunnel ventilated freestall barn was recently built to optimize cow comfort. The herd is bred for milk production with strong components, quality udders and dairy strength with the help of the SMS mating program from Select Sires. When selecting bulls, the Endres family uses a combination of genomic young sires and proven bulls. When looking for genomic young sires to incorporate into the breeding program, they choose bulls that combine strong production traits with type from proven cow families. One herd highlight is Berryridge Shottle 1270-ET, EX-92 2E GMD DOM, with a top record at 4-09 3x 365d 55,110M 3.9% 2152F 3.1% 1692P. To date, 1270 has had five bulls go into AI and also has a great group of daughters by Jeeves, Lauthority, Gold Chip, along with a VG-85 two-year-old Supersire with a GTPI at +2386. Another cow that has had a large impact on the herd is Berryridge Toystory Naomi, EX-91 2E GMD. Naomi has been a great brood cow with over 20 offspring sired by Clark, Atwood, Numero Uno, Bradnick, Gold Chip, McCutchen, Doorman and Goldwyn pregnancies. The family’s favorite daughters include VG-88 and VG-87 two-year-old Gold Chips, and a VG-87 two-year-old Bradnick. Ke-Jo Hi Metro 1920-ET (Joyful) is EX-92 3E GMD with over 251,000 lifetime milk and goes back to 2nd-Look Durham Juba EX-95. Joyful’s most notable daughter is Berryridge Sanchez Joanna EX-91 2E, who has daughters by Corvette and Beemer. Other family members include a VG-87 Guthrie and three great young Atwoods that are not yet scored. Finally, Berryridge Supersire 2184-ET VG-86, is another exciting two-year-old with a GTPI at +2376. There is also a great group of young VG two-year-olds sired by Defiant, Guthrie and Mogul. The Endres family feels their best older cows are sired by Shottle, Sanchez, Goldwyn and Gabor. The Endres family invites you to visit their farm on March 23 to see these great cow families and their herdmates.

Sugar Creek Dairy - Rick & Marleen Adams Sugar Creek Dairy and Rick and Marleen Adams will host a barn meeting on March 30. Rick and Marleen have been farming together since they were married in 1980, and farmed with family in Lake Geneva until 1997. At the time, they milked just 50 cows. In 1997, the Adams partnered to create Sugar Creek Dairy, and in 2008, they became sole owners of the operation. Rick and Marleen’s two children, Ryan and Sara, are both employed off the farm. The workforce at the dairy includes 12 employees. Sugar Creek Dairy is home to 200 acres, with the majority of feed purchased from neighboring farms and all harvesting being custom done. Three sand-bedded freestall barns, with a small post-fresh barn make up the milking facilities. Cows are milked in a double-12 parlor. All calves are raised on site, with heifers sent to the Adams’ new heifer facility, built nine miles away in 2014. The herd boasts a rolling herd average of 32,726 milk, with 4.0% 1312 fat and 3.1% 1020 protein. The herd’s BAA is 105.5%, with 13

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Excellent, 160 Very Good and 240 Good Plus cows. Rick and Marleen aim to breed a herd of cows that make a lot of milk and look good doing it. Semex mates the cows and heifers, which are bred for strength and width so they can eat more feed, give more milk, gain weight while they do it, and then breed back. When it comes to technology and tools available, the Adams utilize Holstein Complete, the Easy program, and Enlight, in addition to genomic testing their top heifers. SCR Heat time with rumination is utilized for heat detection, and to spot off-feed cows. The Adams family made their first key registered purchase with Second-Look Marvel Helena. She produced a SWD Valiant heifer calf on Christmas day in 1985. Second-Look Val Boots became the foundation of the Mary family, one of the Adams’ highest quality Registered Holstein females. In addition to members of the Mary family, guests at the barn meeting can look forward to seeing member of the families of SugarC Alexander Queen EX-92 and Navs Mac Shawna VG-87. From the Shawna family, guests can also look forward to seeing Sugar-C Pety Spice, the number one Pety heifer for Net Merit in the U.S., with +2627 GTPI and +813 NM$. The Adams have 10 milking Doormans with 30 more to calve. They also have 10 milking Mogul daughters, 10 Sid daughters, and 20 heifers over +2400 GTPI. This diverse group also has heifers by Chelios, Headliner, Supersire, and McCutchen. Sugar Creek recently had six new Excellents and 78 new Very Goods in January, along with 24 new VG first lactation cows. Rick and Marleen look forward to welcoming guests to the farm on Wednesday, March 30, in Elkhorn.

Voight Acres Steve & Sue, Mitch & Amanda, and Tim Voight Voight Acres and the Steve and Sue, Mitch and Amanda, and Tim Voight families welcome Wisconsin Holstein breeders and enthusiasts

to the farm as they host a barn meeting on March 31. This fifth generation farm family formed an LLC in May of 2014, when Tim and Mitch bought into the farm. Steve and Sue have been farming since 1978. The Voight family built a new barn in 2014, consisting of 285 freestalls with sand bedding and the option for natural or tunnel ventilation. With the new barn came a double-eight parallel parlor, with room to expand to a double-12. The farm resides on 400 acres, including rented and owned land. The Voights worked to build their 85-cow herd that was previously in a stanchion barn, and now milk 263 cows twice a day with a rolling herd average of 24,053 milk with 3.8% 910 fat and 3.1% 751 protein. The herd maintains an outstanding SCC of 50,000. When it comes to breeding philosophies at Voight Acres, the family strives for good, sound cows with high lifetime production. They select bulls for high type, high components and low somatic cell count. Durham and Linjet played a big part in the genetic influence in the herd. With that in mind, one of the highlight cow families of the herd stems from Voight-Acres Durham Daisy, EX-91. Daisy was Reserve Grand Champion at the 2003 Wisconsin Junior State Fair, and had a pair of EX Linjet twins. Voight-Acres Daisy Duke, EX-94, was Grand Champion at the Outagamie County Fair and Grand Champion of the District 7 Holstein Show in 2013. Voight-Acres Daisy Mae, EX-93, was another influential dam that the Voight family flushed and had success with. Also leaving an impact on the herd is the Tonic-J family, transmitting through high production and type. Voight-Acres Lou Rhonda, EX-92, and Voight-Acres Durham Megan, EX-92, both continue to make an impact on the herd with these outstanding traits. The Voight family looks forward to welcoming Holstein breeders to the farm on Thursday, March 31 as they open the doors of their beautiful new facilities.

Join us... For the 2016 Midwest Spring Shows New Holland Pavilions, Alliant Energy Center Madison, WI • Friday & Saturday, April 22 & 23 Friday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. - Midwest Spring Red & White Show - Wisconsin Spring Jersey Showcase NEW THIS YEAR! Saturday, April 23 at 8:30 a.m. - Midwest National Spring Show

The Wisconsin Holstein Association welcomes all Holstein and Jersey breeders to the Midwest Spring Shows at the state-of-the-art facilities in Madison. Enter today! Entry forms, hotel and additional show information can be found on the Wisconsin Holstein website at

Entries are due April 1, 2016. Wisconsin Holstein Association 902 8th Ave • Baraboo, WI 53913 • 1.800.223.4269


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Saturday, April 9, 2016 • 11:00 a.m. • Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester

Hendel PLT Marilyn 3021-ET 4-09 2x 365 28740 3.9 1522 3.1 1211 Very early Spark daughter over +2500 GTPI from Hendel’s best cow family! Fancy calf with a full pedigree! Marilyn is the granddam.

Olmar Shottle Sally EX-92 3-10 365 35820 3.6 1306 3.0 1060 Sally’s fancy, big December ManOman daughter sells. A potential 3rd generation EX with AllAmerican heritage. ~Olmar Farms

Sheeknoll O Man Sunny VG-86 3-02 305 27080 3.6 979 3.1 834 Big, beautiful Gillespy bred heifer due right after the sale to Monterrey! Multiple VG dams that just know how to make money! Granddam pictured. ~Sheeknoll Farms

~Hendel Farms

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! Crescentmead Summer Breeze EX-90 2-11 365d 37530 3.7 1390 2.9 1090 From a full sister to Crescentmead Summer Breeze who was the 2006 All-American Summer Yearling, comes a lovely EX-91 shottle. ~Neil Rickeman

Bulrush R M Kallesto VG 87-CAN 7-06 365 31362 3.9 1224 3.2 1016 Selling a beatiful fresh Goldwyn 4 year old from the Red Marker pictured. Her Granddam is a maternal sister to Bulrush Jed Kallie Ex-96-2E. You’ll love this cow with All-American heritage!” ~Bulrush Holsteins

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To participate in the online embryo auction visit to register and bid! Bidding will begin Wednesday March 30, 2016 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 9, 2016 at 3:00pm CST.

Sale Staff: Scott Courtney.....................563-380-1318 Scott Culbertson..................614-264-5980 Pat Heeren..........................507-273-2412 Adam Johnson....................218-329-9244 Tracy Schaefer.....................320-360-5188 Jeremy Schafer...................651-380-2968 Andy Steinhagen................612-581-7523 Paul Trapp..........................608-525-2075 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.

Gaige Hightlight Tamara EX-97-4E A beautiful Mr. Metal Springing heifer with an All American heritage. She’s from a VG-87 Shottle, EX-92-2E Eland then the 97-4E Tamara herself!” ~Royal Ridge Holsteins

Budjon Redmarker Desire EX-96-4E LIFE 2637d 255,630 4.0 10213 2.8 7204 Don’t miss this lovely bred heifer due soon after the sale. A Heztry from a 92 point Durham daughter of Budjon Redmarker Desire- Grand Champion WDE 2005!

Kamps Hallow Altitude-ET EX-95-2E 7-00 2x 365d 39690 4.7 1849 3.3 1310 Ready to run is this stylish RED Olympian Fall calf from VG-87 Shamrock, then EX-91 Goldwyn Aiko direct from Advents dam, Altitude, EX-95! ~James Martin

~Trevor Tuman & Chandler Bening •A VG-86 Sid 3 year old from 88 point Roy, 91 point Astre and 91 point Astro Jet. She sells fresh and needs to see the classifier soon! ~Mike & Dan Brasch • A fancy summer yearling to add to your showstring. Dam is an 85pt Haven from an EX-90 JayZ. ~ Sunkist Acres

Victory-View Foxy-Red EX-94 Macland Dempsey Button EX-91 3-07 305d 33,170 3.7 1222 3.0 871 1-11 305 25200 3.5 879 3.0 748 “A bigtime SR. 2 Year old to anchor any showstring. Super fancy McCutcheon direct from a National Show winning family! Bred to Atwood, the But- This Adonis fresh heifer is a potential 18th generaton’s deliver everytime upon calving from the tion VG or EX that includes Victory-View Foxy-Red. ~Mike & Dan Brasch family! ~Jim McFarland

• Selling is a silky Atwood Springing JR 2 from an EX-92-2E James then a VG-85 Durham ~ Royal Ridge Holsteins •Selling a beautiful Red Adonis fresh Sr. 2 year old. Dam is a VG-88 Lawnboy then VG-85 and EX-90. This one is the Shiny Strap kind! ~ Harmony-Corners

2016 MN Spring Special Sale Featured Herds

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She’s as Pretty as the Dakota Sky Maternal Sister

Selling on the Clinton County Classic - April 2


Dam: Bluff-Ridge Durham D-Jay EX-92-4E 2nd Dam: Bluff-Ridge Broker Jay EX-95 (below) Maternal Sisters: Bluff-Ridge Bones Dolce EX-93 (left) Bluff-Ridge Atwood Darlin-ET 6th Sr. Calf IL State Fair ‘15

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BLUFF-RIDGE BONES DOLCE EX-93 Nominated Jr. All-American Jr. 3-Yr-Old ‘13 3rd Jr. 3-Yr-Old & Best Udder WDE Jr. Show ‘13 1st 5-Yr-Old IL State Fair ‘15

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Northwest Spring Sizzler Sale Friday, May 13, 2016 · 7:30pm Stephenson Co. Fairgrounds Freeport, IL Now accepting consignments for Northern Illinois’ Premier Spring Sale! There will also be a Food Stand and Silent Auction benefitting the NW Junior Club!


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WHA Barn Meeting

Queen by Lea McCullough; Sable by Beth Herges

Wed., March 30 • 11:00 a.m.



EX-92 at 5Y GTPI +1880

VG-85 at 3Y GTPI +2037

2-00 3x 365 37,940 3.7 1413 3.0 1140 3-02 3x 365 28,820 4.1 1168 3.2 923

2-01 3x 365 40,980 4.0 1642 3.1 1281 ~ 2 Supersire daughters: Shelia, GP-83 and +63P; and Shari, +2400G - her Pety daughter is the #1 Pety in the U.S. at +813NM

~ Milking daughters by Uno (2 at VG-87), Planet and Jabir From 11 generations EX and VG dams going back to 4E-97 GMD DOM, All-American Northcroft Ella Elevation

Dam: Navs Mac Shawna-ET VG-87 VG-MS DOM GTPI +1887 4-01 3x 39,010 4.1 1592 3.3 1270, 3 sons in A.I. Next Dams: VG-87 VG-MS DOM, VG-87 VG-MS GMD DOM

Top 5 Reasons to attend our Barn Meeting... 1. Our January 27 classification on 275 head yielded 6 new Excellents and 78 new Very Goods, including 24 2-year-olds. 2. Our 630 cows average 104 pounds per day with a RHA of 33,200 4.0 1320 3.1 1030 3. See our favorite cow families - including the “Queen” and Shawna’s family (above). We’re also proud of our “M” family with several generations of 150,000 to 250,000 lifetime. 4. We have 10 milking daughters by Doorman and 15 milking Mogul daughters. 5. Discussion on “Holstein Breeding 101: Is it the Same Game or Have all the Rules Changed?” Lunch will be provided and the herd will be available for your inspection. We look forward to seeing you at Sugar Creek! 39

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EX-93 EX-MS 3-11 2x 320 27,440 3.1 851 3.1 838 Chassity’s September 2015 Doorman sells. Full sisters were 1st & 3rd at Madison in 2014. Next 4 dams EX-92. Duckett

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 Goldwyn winter yearling. Cordes

EX-96 2E DOM All-American 125,000 lb. Cow 2011 4-09 2x 365 44,694 4.2 1890 3.4 1510 A July 2015 Atwood sells from a VG Phoenix then an EX Jasper daughter of Pasta. Buttles

EX-91 2E EX-MS 3rd Junior 2-Year-Old, WDE 2009 4-11 2x 344 36,930 3.9 1435 3.0 1124 Shimmer’s fancy December 2015 Corvette calf can be your blue ribbon winner. Rob-Cri





EX-91 EX-MS 4-03 3x 365 41,260 4.1 1654 3.1 1283 Ava is a 9th generation EX Apple. A *RC spring yearling Armani sells from Ava’s VG-85 Alchemy. Wilstar

EX-91 EX-MS 6-10 3x 365 34,185 4.1 1388 3.0 1025 Sabrina is a 15th generation EX. An Acme winter calf from her 2 year old Boss Iron sister sells. Ullom

EX-92 2E EX-MS 4-02 2x 365 35,790 4.0 1439 3.2 1146 A stylish September 2015 Beemer sells from Astonish’s VG-85 2Y Hero. 3rd dam 3E-94 Lee with 306,750 lft. Hilrose

VG-85 2Y 2-02 2x 247 18,692 3.1 573 2.9 538 inc. A stretchy June 1 Byway from Addison sells. 2nd dam is a VG Damion sister to Goldwyn Africa EX-95. Borchert





VG-86 2Y 2-00 3x 303 25,517 3.9 1242 3.6 908 inc. Pot O Gold’s +2428G June 2015 Silver sells. 2nd dam VG-87 w/41,720 4.0 1666. 3rd dam EX-91 w/59,450 4.1 2445 3.2 1906. Synergy

VG-85 2-03 2x 196 16,568 4.0 655 2.9 473 inc. Coin has sons going to AI including a +2586G Yoder. A March 2015 +2488G full sister is coming to the sale. Level Plain

VG-85 2Y 1-11 2x 365 29,420 4.0 1169 3.2 936 Sage is a sister to #4 Sterling and #12 Saloon. Her +2482G Silver fall calf sells. Sandy-Valley

EX-92 EX-MS GMD DOM 9-11 2x 365 40,250 3.7 1499 3.0 1208 A July Monterey sells from Pilgrim’s VG-86 Shottle granddaughter. 2nd dam VG-86 with 33,120 3.4 1111. LLM Dairy





EX-92 EX-MS 4-03 3x 365 35,580 4.0 1407 3.1 1109 Abilene’s September 1 Defiant fall calf has a huge pedigree. Granddam is Chief Adeen 2E-94, then Ada 2E-94. Moede

EX-92 2E EX-MS 7-07 2x 365 33,570 3.8 1263 3.0 1002 A December 2015 Gold Chip sells from Firefly’s EX Aspen with 34,130 4.2 1431 2.9 985. Bricco

EX-92 2E EX-MS 4-06 3x 305 30,250 4.0 1220 2.8 880 Eclipse hails from the Elegance family. A full aged RED Alacazam fall calf sells from her 2-year-old Satchel P. Vomastic

VG-88 EX-MS 2-11 2x 344 30,490 4.1 1242 3.2 975 Bella’s summer yearling Armani sells. 2nd dam is a VG Elegant, then Harbaugh Bella EX-92. Wilstar

SALE STAFF: Sale Chairman: Tom Anderson 715-853-3013 Jim Hoskens, Pedigrees 920-366-7153 Darrell Worden, Auctioneer 715-842-8098 Ringmen: Jay Jauquet 920-639-6408 Lynn Harbaugh 920-420-1524 KML

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EX-94 2E EX-MS Res. AA R&W 4-Year-Old 2011 5-02 2x 365 47,290 3.4 1630 2.9 1381 Leta has had 4 daughters Nominated AllAmerican. Her December 2015 O’Kalif sells. Duckett

EX-90 EX-MS 2-00 2x 365 23,620 4.7 1121 3.6 853 Tart is a show stopper and prolific flush cow. A polled December 2015 Doorman calf sells from Tart’s fancy Earnhardt 2-year-old. Dorshorst

VG-88 GMD 6-02 3x 365 57,050 3.6 2032 2.9 1657 Selling is a RED Acme summer yearling from Lici’s VG-85 VG-MS Reality-Red. Hintz

1st Summer Yrlg., Intl. R&W Show 2014 All-American R&W Summer Yrlg. 2014 A fancy September 2015 Redliner full sister to Truth sells. Dam GP-83 Contender, then an EX-92 Rubens. Stanek





VG-87 EX-MS DOM 2-03 2x 360 33,724 3.9 1298 3.2 1063 Glamour is the #32 CTPI cow and #1 Meridian. Her November 2015 +2575G Silver daughter sells. Sandy-Valley

VG-85 5-02 2x 345 26,520 4.3 1150 3.2 858 Chime is an Active from Solid-Gold Cheesecake, VG-88 DOM w/40,300 4.6 1854. Chime’s Bradel winter calf sells. Country-Aire

EX-94 2E DOM 4-11 2x 365 31,570 4.2 1312 3.1 985 A fancy September 2015 Airlift sells from a VG-87 Laurin. 2nd dam is one of Claudette’s four EX Durhams. Booth

EX-90 3-01 2x 294 23,929 3.3 801 2.9 685 Rumba’s Arrow sister, GP-82 at 2Y, has a Reginald winter calf that sells. 3rd dam is full sister to Rally EX-94. Thiel

More Exciting Offerings...

ALEXAS SHOTTLE SARAH RAE-ET EX-90 EX-MS 3-06 3x 365 41,260 4.2 1745 3.0 1254 A Denver winter calf and embryos by Mogul, Kingboy and McCutchen sell from Sarah Rae. Dam EX-94 then Debutante Rae EX-92. Mayerlane

MORNINGVIEW DRM SANTA-ET VG-88 DOM 2-01 2x 365 33,710 5.0 1685 3.4 1151 Santa is the dam of R-E-W Seaver. A Sept. ’15 Hi Metro from her VG-86 Windbrook granddaughter sells. 2nd dam EX-92 Shottle. Bremer

• A full pedigree October 2015 Mogul sells from a VG-87 Shottle,VG-88 Outside & VG-88 BWM. Holmland • Tyler Sawall sends a polled *RC Socrates P fall calf from a 2-year-old Ladd P. 2nd dam VG-87 with 35,570M. • A full age Hero fall calf sells from a GP 2-year-old Windbrook. Next 2 dams EX-90. B-Long • Liners send a spring yearling Beemer from a VG-87 Braxton w/41,000M at 2Y. 2nd dam VG-87 w/35,210M. • Stone-Front sends an outcross March 2015 Doorman from a VG Arrow projected to 37,000M. 2nd dam VG-88 w/45,990M. • Norrboms send a December 2015 Guthrie. Dam is a GP-84 Atlas w/34,380. 2nd dam GP w/1384F, 3rd dam 3E-91 w/1649F. • B-Long sends a September 2015 Shot from an EX Alexander w/36,480 3.4 1243. 2nd dam had 1345F at 2Y. • A Mixer Kuhn fall calf sells from a VG-86 Observer w/28,990M. Granddam VG-86 w/185,740M lft. Scott Munes • Prososki’s send an Atwood fall calf from a VG 2-year-old Planet. 2nd dam VG-88 EX-MS Sanchez.

• A December 2015 Redburst can be your State Fair calf! Dam GP-83 Advent w/1095F. 2nd dam VG-85 Storm. Norrbom • A growthy December 2015 Kingboy sells from a VG Million w/38,450 3.7 1410. Granddam VG-86 Mr Sam, 4th dam Daphne EX. Seward • Edelburg’s offer a growthy May Atwood from a Shottle. 2nd dam VG-87 GMD DOM Oman w/38,660 3.7 1449. • A growthy Brokaw fall calf would look great at State Fair. Dam is a GP Bradnick, 2nd dam VG-86. Edelburg • Holmland sends a July 2015 Headliner. Dam is GP-83 with brothers in A.I. 2nd dam is Lars-Acres Tricia, EX-91. • Look for a September 2015 Aftershock from the Ashlyns. Dams GP 2Y Hero, VG-88 Jasper and EX Goldwyn. Gunst & Opsal • Get a big pedigree Aftershock fall calf from Opsals. Dam is a VG Guthrie, then 2 EX by Throne and Derry. • A stylish black Aftershock from the Elegance family will catch your eye. Dam is a VG Goldwyn w/26,810 3.9 1035F at 2Y. Harthaven

We will be having a semen auction to benefit the 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, 2016.

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

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Damhof Complete Herd Dispersal Friday, April 15th, 2016 • 10:30 AM • Blomkest, MN

170 Head Sell!


4-01 2X 365 28,170 3.0 852 2.8 796 This Matson daughter is just one example of the great offering from this deep-pedigreed homebred herd.

50 Years of Registered Holsteins! All heifers have been genomic tested! Great group of bred heifers and young stock! Low SCC!

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

Spring Sale Offerings

Lyonden Minister Jaguar-ET VG-85 VG-MS Kerndtway Metro Rylee-ET EX-91-2E EX-MS

3-05 365d 31,940 3.9% 1242 3.2% 1020 Minister x VG-89 Leduc x EX-95-3E Chesapeake x EX-92 Boutonniere

SELLING! Clinton County Classic Sale - April 2nd Her Atwood Sr. 2-Yr-Old fresh in January!


5-03 365d 40,080 2.8% 1138 2.8% 1124 Hi Metro x VG-86 Inquirer x EX-92 Durham Regina x 6 More EX Dams

SELLING! Illinois PDCA Calf Sale - April 9th

Show-Age Brady December Calf - Potential 13th generation VG-EX! Dam: Kerndtway Sanchez Rozwell EX-90 EX-MS 2nd Dam: Kerndtway Advent Roz-ET*RC EX-91 EX-MS 3rd Dam: Kerndtway Metro Rylee-ET EX-91-2E EX-MS (above)

6447 Fitzgerald Rd., Rockford, IL 61102 Kevin & Palma Lyons (815)979-2370 ∙ Brian & Lori (815)962-0001 ∙ Chris (920)563-1082 ∙ Dan & Kelly (260)359-1780 28 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016

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Changing of the Guard at Holbric Saturday, May 28, 2016 - Holbric Holsteins - Harvard, Illinois

Photo provided by WI Holstein News

The Kind We Sell!

2015 Wisconsin Championship Show Junior Champions Holbric Dickey Shadow & Sherona-Hill Applesox-Red

We sold six heifers last year; four of the six were Junior Champions at state shows, state fairs and/ or multi-state shows. One was Nominated All-American, two of them were Junior Champion & Reserve Junior Champion at the same show! We’ve been fortunate enough to have 24 years of consecutive All-American Nominations in Black & Red, Junior & Open Bred & Owned. In the past 3 years, we’ve tallied 18 nominations for animals that we bred, owned or exhibited.

Watch for more sale updates on our website & Facebook page! HOLBRIC HOLSTEINS

1213 Rte. 23  Harvard, IL 60033 815-482-7426 Brian  815-482-3821 Mark  MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016 - 31

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H A BROOD COW T I W F L PED A C IG W O PDCA Calf Sale - April 9 - Champaign Co. Fairgrounds RE E SH SELLING!

Mil-R-Mor Sid Karly - Born 10/21/15 7 Direct Dams ALL EX, Average EX-93 AND 183,393 lbs. Lifetime to Date! Sire: Pine-Tree Sid Premier Sire 2015 World Dairy Expo Dam: Mil-R-Mor Gold Kara EX-93-2E 4-01 365d 30,200m 1088f 825p Current lactation: 112d ave 124 lbs Kara’s milking daughters: Mil-R-Mor Damion Karla VG-88 Mil-R-Mor Lee Karamia VG-88 Type-leading sires in Karly’s pedigree: Sid World Dairy Expo Premier Sire 15 All-American Nominations this year Goldwyn Gold Medal Sire 5X World Dairy Expo Premier Sire Durham EX, Gold Medal Sire 5X World Dairy Expo Premier Sire Raider Breed’s Leading Sire of EX-97 Daughters

Karly’s Dam: Mil-R-Mor Gold Kara EX-93-2E

2nd Dam: 3rd Dam: 4th Dam: 5th Dam: 6th Dam: 7th Dam:

EX-90-3E EX-91 EX-93-4E EX-93-4E EX-95-4E EX-97-5E

1,280 Fat Life: 119,780 Milk Life: 240,680 Milk Life: 203,012 Milk Life: 259,422 Milk Life: 243,577 Milk

Using January 2016 milk prices, Karly’s 7 nearest dams have averaged over $33,000 income from milk sales alone, plus many thousands from offspring sales!

Selling on the Clinton Co. Classic - April 2 Mil-R-Mor Corvette Sacha - Born 9/2/15

Sire: Sonnek GC Corvette EX-90 Dam: Mil-R-Mor Lauthority Sachet VG-86-2Y 2nd Dam: Mil-R-Mor Mac Safari EX-90 3rd Dam: VG 4th Dam: EX-91-4E 34 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016

765 E. Rock Grove Road, Orangeville, IL 61060 Bob & Kaye: (815) 819-7282 � Lorilee: (515) 290-0453 � Follow us on Facebook at Mil R Mor Farm!

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2016 Junior Convention Highlights NATIONAL DJM Jordan Siemers 12 & UNDER RECOGNITION Brianna Meyer, Clarissa Ulness, Garrett Ulness 1ST JUNIOR SPEAKING CONTEST Brianna Meyer 1ST PLACE JUNIOR ART Clarissa Ulness 2ND PLACE SENIOR ART Brandon Biese TRIP AWARD WINNER Maddie Zutz

ESSAY CONTEST 1st Senior - Maddie Zutz 1st Junior - Clarissa Ulness 4th Junior - Garrett Ulness 5th Junior - Brianna Meyer DAIRY JEOPARDY 1st Junior - Lauren Siemers 3rd Junior - Clarissa Ulness 2nd Intermediate - Jake Siemers 1ST PLACE SCRAPBOOK 1ST PLACE BANNER 1ST PLACE BELL-R-RING

1ST PLACE JUNIOR DAIRY BOWL TEAM Garrett Ulness, Lauren Siemers, Clarissa Ulness, Brianna Meyer 5TH PLACE SENIOR DAIRY BOWL TEAM Jake Siemers, Brandon Biese, Summer Henschel, Maddie Zutz JUNIOR DAIRY BOWL TEAM 2 Bennett Borgwardt, Blake Biese, Luke Zutz, Kate Greif ROOKIE DAIRY BOWL TEAM Austin Meyer, Whitney Ulness, Eli Staudinger, Abby Meyer

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Ke-Jo Hi Metro 1920-ET EX-92 3E GMD

Berryridge Shottle 1270-ET EX-92 2E GMD

Berryridge Toystory Naomi EX-91 2E GMD

~ over 251,000M lifetime ~ goes back to 2nd-Look Durham Juba EX-95 ~ impressive Atwood daughters, granddaughters & great-granddaughters recently fresh

~ approaching 250,000M lifetime ~ Best record: 4-09 3x 365 55,110 3.9 2152 3.1 1692 ~ sons, grandsons in A.I. ~ VG-85 2Y Supersire daughter at +2386G

~ 70 progeny and counting!

Join Us... Wed., March 23 at 11 a.m. for a

7094 Hyer Rd, Waunakee, WI 53597 608-279-5952 Steve • 608-279-6054 Randy

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WHA Barn Meeting

We invite you to come see these cow families and their herdmates. We also have a great group of two-year-olds by Supersire, Mogul and Defiant.

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Purple Ribbon Classic March 5 in Marshfield H A September 2015 super fancy Webb-Vue Spark x Clay Entertain EX-90



March 25 in Fond du Lac H VG-87 Senior 3-year-old by Guthrie H Supersire x VG-88 Domain x Belara EX-94, milking 140 lbs./day H Awesome AltaSpring x VG-88 Epic 3-year-old x Denali Rae EX x 7 more EX Roxys DISH RAE EX-90


April 2 in Whitewater



H Your Goldwyn fall calf for 2017! Choice of five females due in September 2016 x Barbidoll EX-90 x Barbie EX-92; maternal sister is EX-92 Barby H Best calf on the farm! October 2015 Monterey x VG-86 Let It Snow x Mankato VG-89 X Mopsie EX-93





We are sending some of our best to the spring sales. If you are interested in more information on these or other animals available, please give us a call! Gordon & Emily Carncross | Craig & Jen Carncross W13157 Co. Hwy. J, Lodi, WI 53555 | 608-592-2560 Craig cell

Check us out at BAA: 108.4% on 335 cows, #1 for herd size RHA: 394 cows 31,001 3.8 1195 3.2 995

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Spring Sale Consignments To the Dual County Sale - March 19

Jerland SH Gwennyth-Red-ET EX-91 EX-MS

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

2-02 2x 304 20,880 4.4 918 3.4 709 All-Minnesota Junior 3-Year-Old 2014

All-American Senior 3-Year-Old 2000 All-American & All-Canadian 4-Year-Old 2001

Dam: Scientific Grace-Red-ET EX-91 (pictured below)

21 EX daughters, 19 VG daughters

Selling Gwennyth’s red Contender daughter due in June with a Diamondback heifer calf.

Ashlyn’s granddaughter by Destry sells due in April to sexed Diamondback.

To the Outagamie Spring Sale - April 15

Larcrest Chessa-ET EX-90

Scientific Grace-Red-ET EX-91

2-08 365 25,146 4.5 1131 3.7 930

5-00 2x 365 28,530 4.4 1260 3.7 1058 Nominated All-American R&W 2007 & 2008

Dams: Larcrest Crimson-ET EX-91 DOM x  Larcrest Cosmopolitan VG-87 DOM

Look for her Predestine daughter, +2287G, bred to Donatello and due in June with a heifer calf.

First 8th generation Excellent red Roxy!

Grace’s red Acme daughter sells due in June with a Diamondback heifer calf.

To Hammer Time at Heritage - April 2 Greenlea-TM Real Ab-Red-ET EX-92 4-03 2x 31,960 3.7 1171 3.1 980 Nom. All-American & Junior All-American R&W 2012 & 2013 Dams: Cherrie-Kreek Beulah-Red-ET EX-92 x 7 generations  EX back to Jan-Com Fond Matt Matilda EX-97 5E GMD

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from Marsh-Vue Holsteins To Define your Destiny - May 14

Budjon-JK Glchip Explain-ET Junior All-American Summer Yearling 2015 All-Wisconsin Summer Yearling 2015 2nd, International Junior Holstein Show 2015 Dams: 2E-95 Dundee x 2E-92 2E DOM Storm x 3E-96 3E GMD DOM Linjet Eileen x 3E-96 Elegance

SHE SELLS! Due June 3 with a Diamondback heifer calf, she’s ready to anchor your show string in 2016!

To Spring Fashions at the Northern - March 25

Hazels Gldwn Hagar-ET EX-91

Amlaird Lee Alice-ET EX-94 2E

Harvue Roy Frosty EX-97 3E GMD

3-03 2x 365 40,340 5.1 2051 3.0 1223

7-05 2x 365 36,980 5.0 1837 3.2 1186

Dam: Quality-Ridge Stormi Hazel EX-96 2E, nominated All-American 7 straight years

Dams: EX-94 2E DOM Chief Adeen x Starbuck Ada EX-94 2E DOM

5-07 2x 365 44,710 5.0 2222 2.8 1248 Supreme Champion, WDE 2009 & 2010

Hagar’s Aftershock daughter sells due in June with a Diamondback heifer calf.

Alice’s EX-90 Baltimor daughter sells along with her Wickham calf.

Selling Frosty’s VG-86 Atwood daughter. Also selling an Atwood great-granddaughter due in June with a Diamondback heifer calf.

Wea-Land Freelance Rascal EX-94 2E 4-11 2x 365 31,500 5.8 1824 3.7 1150 Dams: VG-87 Linjet with 211,000 lft. x VG-86 Lee

Her Aftershock springing heifer sells due in April to sexed Diamondback.

Ms Ken-Dren Sanchez Feather EX-94 3-05 2x 365 32,610 3.6 1183 3.2 1045 Dams: VG-88 x EX-91 DOM x 3 gen. VG or EX GMD DOM to Plushanski Chief Faith EX-94 4E

Her Attitude springer sells due to sexed Diamondback.

Don’t miss these exciting consignments from some the breed’s top cow families!

Marsh-Vue Registered Holsteins Doug, Gina, Zach, Jordan & Brianna Lemke Chilton, WI • 920-371-7738 •

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Outstanding Pedigrees, Outstanding 2-Yr-Olds Selling April 2nd ~ Clinton County Classic Sale

Ms Miracle Astro Dazzle VG-86

Selling! Her GoldChip fresh in December, plus her full aged Ladd-P calf. Next dam is an EX-91 Skychief, then Linjet Murphy EX-96-3E

Heinz-Hope Farm

Golden-Oaks Dur Champ-ET EX-94

3-05 3x 365d 36,840 3.6% 1323 3.4% 1238 Selling! Her fresh GoldSun daughter. Next dam is EX-93-3E Champ Rae, then 7 more EX Roxys!

Also Selling...PDCA Calf Sale - April 9th

Nelson & Bonnie Heinzmann - 618.226.2578 Aaron, Jenn, Lane, Brady & Samantha - 618.781.7994

Show-Age Kingboy Fall Calf x Lithium x 13 generations VG-EX Roxys!

GET IN ON A WINNING TEAM R-Homestead Ashock Teamster Fresh 12/12/15, this Aftershock Sr. 2-yr-old just went VG-85 at 50 days in milk! Her first test was 88 lbs. 3.7%F & 2.9%P with 13,000SCC. Dam: R-Homestead Team Jordan VG-86-4Y (3rd lact) 2nd Dam: R-Homestead Dundee Tilly-TW EX-90-2E 3-05 365d 26,180 3.3% 868 3.1% 802 3rd Dam: R-Homestead Milan Taylee-ET VG-85 3-02 365d 30,580 3.0% 910 3.0% 923 4th Dam: R-Homestead Encore Toy EX-93-3E (left) 4-11 365d 31,680 3.5% 1096 2.9% 915 Sr. & Res. Grand Illinois State Jr. Holstein Show 2001

She sells on the Clinton County Classic! 40 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016

R-Homestead Encore Toy EX-93-3E

R-Homestead, Ltd.

David Ruppert Family 20252 N. 24th Ave., Nokomis, IL 62075 Phone: (217) 563-2846 Email:

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Apply now for the

2016 Badger Dairy Camp! June 9-11, 2016 UW-Madison Campus - Madison, WI Tentative Schedule Thursday, June 9 3:00-5:00 p.m. 5:00-6:30 p.m. 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Registration Pizza Party, orientation Dairy workshops

This camp fills up fast - send your application today!

Camp Application

Friday, June 10 7:00 a.m. 8:00-11:30 a.m. 12:00-1:00 p.m. 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

4:00-6:00 p.m. 6:00-7:00 p.m. 7:00-10:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

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

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

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

Learn from outstanding instructors…

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

A huge thank you to our 2015 sponsors whose enthusiastic support allows us to keep the program affordable for dairy youth. UW-Madison Dept. of Dairy Science c/o Beth Heinze 1675 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1284 Phone 608-263-9409


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December 1-3, 2015, Bloomington, IL � Hosted by the Heart of Illinois Club

2015-2016 IL Holstein Executive Board Front L-R: Secretary Tina Hall-Yagow, Past President Brian Olbrich, Treasurer Carol Jones, President Jason Oertel; Middle L-R: Holstein Association USA Director Dale Drendel, Jerry Smith, Vice-President Ed Smith; Back L-R: Steve Irwin, Holstein Association USA Vice-President Boyd Schaufelberger & Rodger Koehn Not Pictured: Aaron Heinzmann

2015 ILLINOIS HOLSTEIN SENIOR BREEDER AWARD Lynn & Gary Zehr, Zehrview Holsteins, Graymont, IL Back in the 50’s, a couple of young boys were growing up on a small Holstein dairy farm. It appeared that the boys could have been more interested in imitating Roy Rogers by playing cowboys and Indians than helping on the dairy farm. At times, the two got into some heavy spats, but even so, these boys were inseparable. Their dad started this Holstein operation with his folks. They milked the cows in a stanchion barn. As the boys grew a bit older, dad took the family to the county fair. It was a fun day of rides, fair food and watching the livestock show. That was the beginning of a passion and desire that continues on today. Their dad decided to select the kids a heifer to show the following year. This Senior Yearling, after many hours of preparing her for the show, won first place. Little did they know how this event would change and mold the rest of their lives. In the years following, the two boys showed at the 4-H fair and eventually added more shows and fairs. As they grew up, the Holstein Cow became a huge part of their goals and dreams. Although school activities were also important to them, the Holstein Cow always came first. The eldest son returned to the farm after graduating from Illinois State University, while the younger brother stayed home to farm after graduating high school. The partnership was officially established in the late 70’s. They continued milking registered Holstein 42 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016

cows and farming row crops and alfalfa. Their top priority always focused on selecting and breeding for show quality animals and pedigrees. This partnership survived a terrible tragedy in 1994, a barn fire. It was a very sad day because several show cattle perished. However good genetics and hard work brought future show ring success to this farm. They converted from the stanchion barn to a trigon parlor and added a 12 stall box stall barn. They The Butler Family with Lynn & Gary Zehr & President Brian Olbrich Holsteins. These brothers have complemented currently milk approximately each other very well over the past 40+ years 100 cows. The brothers continued to focus on breeding as one specializes in animal husbandry and the high quality show type. Over the years, they other in crop production. Not a day goes by have been fortunate to have had many class that one of them isn’t at the farm. winners and won All Americans, All Canadian, Lynn is married to Mona and they have two and Junior All Americans. In addition, they sons, Russell and Danny. Gary is married to have had several State Fair Grand Champions Tricia and they also have two children, Rosalee and Junior Champions and Futurity winners. and Wyatt. The future of Zehrview Holsteins is Some of their special show cows include: very eminent because Lynn and Gary’s children Arlinda Polly, Babs, Sadie, Maggie, Marquis also enjoy showing. Congratulations to Lynn & Gary Zehr, the Gay, Iris, Rosalie and Rose. This year’s Senior Holstein Breeder Award 2015 Illinois Senior Breeder Award recipients! goes to Lynn and Gary Zehr – Zehrview

2015 ILLINOIS HOLSTEIN JUNIOR BREEDER AWARD John Mitchell, Mitchell’s Holsteins, Winnebago, IL John is a 2008 graduate of the University of Illinois where he was active in Alpha Gamma Rho, competed with the dairy judging team, was part of the platinum award winning team representing Illinois in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge, was president of the Illini Dairy Club, and was named a senior 100 honoree by the University during the spring of his senior year. Growing up, John was active in 4-H, showing his dairy animals and sheep, and took advantage of every opportunity to participate in dairy bowl practices and competitions with both 4-H and the county and state Holstein teams. He has been to nearly every National Holstein Convention since 2000, either participating in youth programs or coaching the youth of Illinois. John farms in Winnebago, Illinois as one of the co-owners of Mitchell Dairy and Grain LLC. Formed in 2014 by Tim, John, and Aaron Mitchell, it is the most recent expansion of the Mitchell’s family farm. John is the 6th generation to farm in Winnebago since 1868 and is now the 3rd generation on the current dairy operation, which was purchased in 1960 by John’s grandfather, J. Douglas Mitchell. Shortly before John graduated from high school in 2004, with a nod toward future expansion, a new milking facility large enough to accommodate a double twelve herringbone parlor was built and initially outfitted as a double eight. When John returned home from the University of Illinois with a degree in Animal Sciences, in the

spring of 2008, plans were placed in motion to include John in the business and there was talk of expansion in the dairy once again. Sadly plans slowed when his dad Mike, and brother Kyle, died in a farming accident in July of 2008, but expansion soon continued with the addition of a new calf building, commodity shed, and a number of bunker silos in 2009. Expansion began again in the spring of 2014 when John’s brother, Aaron, graduated from the University of Illinois and returned to join the farming operation. The 350 cow facility was completed in early 2015 and the first cows were moved into the new barn in May. The business is currently milking 320 head, three times a day with a rolling herd average of 24,784 pounds of milk, 872 pounds of fat, and 759 pounds of protein. The herd had a BAA of 104 on the last classification and has also garnered the Progressive Genetics Herd award for the last 17 years with their average CTPI in 2015 coming in at 1825. The family also farms about 2500 acres, primarily corn and beans. John recently completed seven years as a state director representing the BooneWinnebago Holstein club for the Illinois

Judy, John & Jan Mitchell

Holstein Association, is currently president of the Boone-Winnebago Holstein club, is a member of the Winnebago-Boone County Farm Bureau Board, and is president of the Winnebago-Boone County Farm Bureau young farmer’s committee. John enjoys competing in young farmer’s discussion meets and has represented Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau at the state level multiple times. Furthermore, he spends countless hours each year coaching dairy bowl teams, preparing future generations of young dairy enthusiasts for state and national competitions. Congratulations, John, on receiving the 2015 Illinois Junior Breeder Award!

2015 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD 2015 National Holstein Convention Chairs

This year’s Distinguished Service Award winners were all of the chairpersons of the 2015 National Holstein Convention. Without the dedication of these leaders and their committees, we would not have had the extremely successful National Convention this year. Their endless volunteer hours and creative ideas have not gone unnoticed. Special thank you to National Convention CoChairs - Ron Schaufelberger & Dale Drendel, Finance Chair - Joann Hartman, Junior Convention Co-Chairs - Melissa Irwin & Becky Meier, Senior Banquet Chairs - Boyd & Sandy Schaufelberger, Host Day Co-Chairs - Nate Janssen & Brian Wesemann, Sale Co-Chairs - Gary Janssen & Brian Olbrich, Golf Tournament Chair - Bernie Heisner, Publicity Chair Julie Ashton, Trade Show Chair - Sarah Lenkaitis, Non-Delegate Chair - Dave 2015 National Holstein Convention Chairs Fischer, Transportation Co-Chairs - Jerry Smith & Ed Smith and Registration Front L-R: Dale Drendel, Karen & Ron Schaufelberger Chairs - Brent & Carrie Pollard & Wendy Erbsen. Congratulations, National Convention Chairs, on receiving the 2015 Back L-R: Brian Olbrich, Gary Janssen, Jerry Smith, Ed Smith, Boyd & Sandy Schaufelberger, Joann Hartman, Dave Fischer, Jan Mitchell, Distinguished Service Award! Each chairperson received a special embroidered Bernie Heisner & John Mitchell; Not pictured: Melissa Irwin, Becky blanket with a message thanking them for their help with the 2015 National Meier, Nate Janssen, Brian Wesemann, Julie Ashton, Sarah Lenkaitis, Brent & Carrie Pollard & Wendy Erbsen Holstein Convention! MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016 - 43

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Fetch yourself this fancy, deep bodied Atwood fall yearling in Whitewater, WI, on April 2nd. She sells bred to sexed Acme.


Briccows Mry Best Friend 2E-94 94-MS 5-02 2x 365 38,730 3.3 1294 2.9 1135 Nominated Junior All-American Aged Cow 2006 3rd Aged Cow, International Junior Holstein Show 2006 Next 3 dams: VG-89 w/32,270 3.8 1225; VG-87 w/34,040 3.6 1218; 2E-90 w/31,150 4.0 1261

Maternal Sister

Briccows Dundee Frisbee 2E-92 92-MS 3-08 2x 349 31,002 3.4 1057 2.9 902 Maternal sister to Frisbee: Briccows Roy Fiesta EX-92 5-01 2x 304 30,440 4.2 1269 3.1 934

Briccows Sid Football-ET VG-87 91-MS 3-02 2x 343 30,722 4.0 1216 3.1 948 2nd place, Shawano County Futurity 2015 This Sid daughter of Frisbee is a favorite young cow!

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This December 2015 Gold Chip calf should be your focus on March 19th in Weyauwega, WI. Her dam is an EX Aspen with 4-03 2x 365 34,130 4.2 1431 2.9 985. Granddam is Firefly.

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Pete, Brenda, Brent & Riley Bricco N3103 Wegner Road, Marion, WI 54950 (715) 460-4208 cell e-mail: - We are an rBST-free herd -


K-Star Facebook Announce VG-88, EX-MS, 3YR +2278GTPI 2-2 3X 362 38435 4.2 1626 3.3 1273 3-3 3X 138 17854 4.0 723 3.1 561 (INC)

Announce has been a herd favorite since day one. Her dam is a VG-86 Armstead with 3 records over 43,000M. Announce completes 10 generations of homebred VG or EX dams! Her Freddie sister is EX EX-MS with 42,000M. Announce's 8/15 Delta daughter, K-Star Delta Answer is +2698 GTPI and 863NM! She also has a Tango yrlg bred to Delta. With pregnancies by Jedi, and more IVF planned in the near future, we're excited for the next great ANNOUNCEment! Dan & Amber Koester Family Lance & Cynthia, Kyle, Brent and Bria 1099 East Angle Road, Dakota, IL 61018

Dan Cell - 815.821.3789 Kyle Cell - 815.821.3344 RHA 340 cows - 3x 35,129 3.8 1366 3.2 1099 Progressive Genetics Herd Award - 24 years MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016 - 45

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Save the date! Marathon County Holstein Breeders will be having a

Calf & Heifer Showcase Sale Saturday, April 16 at 12:00 noon hosted by Dream Team Holsteins, Don & Jenny Fahey Contact Don at 715-573-0820 for more information.

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

Gary’s Dairy Good-Time registered Holsteins

Excited to be hosting the Marathon County Calf & Heifer Showcase Sale on April 16. Watch for a choice of two Windbrook winter yearlings from an excellent cow family!

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

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

Our new future farmer!

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

Visitors welcome by appointment

The Complete Package - Production & Type

Born October 23 to Bart and Brittany Schreiber and a very proud big sister Bailey!

Brett Galen 6 lbs. 6 oz. 18.5 inches long

REIBER ACRES LLC SCHCustom Calf & Heifer Raising

Galen & Marlene 2193 Wuerztburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 715-223-4534 46 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016

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

DAL-SKI HOLSTEINS Bart, Brittany, Bailey & Brett 2213 Wuerztburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 715-721-6116

David & Paulette Lemanski

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

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Ded-Dit Holsteins Selling in the heifer project sale at the Wisconsin Valley Fair, Saturday, August 6

Moo-dy Acres

Ded-Dit Braxton Bigshot ~ VG-85 dam, then 8 gen. EX starting with Briccows Talent Bewitched EX-90

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


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

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

She has 5 daughters by Predestine, 4 have been genomic tested. Chance - +2332G Casey - +2239G Cane - +2196G Classy - +2385G Clair, Chance & Classy are all contracted to Accelerated Genetics.

Fred, Lynne & Matt Harder

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

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

Call Milkyhill Cattle Sales for rates.

Barron County Spring Sale - April 9 Vernon County Sale - May 7 at 7:30 p.m. 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

Congratulations to Korbyn on a fantastic year of showing at the Wisconsin Valley Fair and Athens Fair! Triplek-c Guthrie Vanessa took home numerous first blues and first showmanship. So proud of them both!

Keith & Cassi Bauman Korbyn, Karsyn & Chase W615 Cty. Hwy. N, Edgar, WI 54426 715-615-3552 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016 - 47

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A Tribute to a Great Cow

Miss Langs Twin-B Kboy 5106

Highest Scored Toystory in the World

GTPI +2660 PTA +1636M +58F +47P +690NM +5.7PL +3.16T +2.64UDC +2.48FLC 12/15 Sire: Morningview McC Kingboy-ET

Ms Regancrest TS Stacia-ET 2E-94 GMD

Dam: Langs-Twin-B Mogul 4915-ET VG-86 DOM 2-03 2x 365 30,562 4.0 1233 3.1 934

11/10/06 - 12/29/15 5-10 365 42,038 3.72 1546 3.08 1307 Lifetime: 220,564 8112F 6882P ~ we have her daughter that is EX-94

2nd Dam: Ralma Shottle Oreo-ET VG-85 VG-MS DOM 3rd Dam: Ralma Christmas Fudge-ET VG-88 GMD DOM 4th Dam: Ralma Juror Faith EX-91 GMD DOM


Floyd & Lloyd Baumann

1751 Cherry Drive, Eland, WI 54427 RHA: 3x 31,419 4.03 1266 2.94 923 Chad & Andy Peterson, owners 715-302-0482 Visitors Always Welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

Flambeau-Manor Damion Napa EX-90 EX-MS Damion x EX-91 Lheros x EX-92 Jolt x VG-87 Leadman ~ daughter by Gold Chip ~ bred to Doorman

Other results: Sky-Reach O-Man Hunter EX-90 92-MS Sky-Reach Ammon Fran VG-87 2Y Sky-Reach Day Dream VG-85 2Y Sky-Reach Rliner Bellemont VG-85 2Y

We are looking forward to the show season & pulling season! F4680 Walnut Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 Ph.: 715-581-6460 E-mail: 48 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016

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

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To the Barron Spring Sale Bosside Oak 1097 Toby-ET Due March 7, by AltaOak from Toast

Farnear-Regan Toast-ET now EX-90 92-MS

2-01 2x 365 26,120 4.1 1058 3.5 903 4-02 2x 295 27,893 4.0 1104 3.2 891 inc. Next dams: Regancrest-BP Bolvr Tab EX-92 2E GMD DOM Regancrest-JB Tabitha VG-88 GMD DOM Regancrest Tesk Della EX-90 GMD DOM Snow-N Denises Dellia EX-95 2E GMD DOM Snow-N Dorys Denise EX-90 2E GMD DOM

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

Fustead Mogul Lilac-ET VG-87 VG-MS 2-02 2x 365 30,365 4.9 1483 3.3 1004 +2529 GTPI +87F +47P +1190M

Now available at Select Sires...

Fustead Tango Lylas

by Tango at Select Sires +2599 GTPI +1624M +86F +44P +2.35T +2.00UDC +2.03FLC

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

Sam-Way Dairy

Willows-Edge Susi Facet-ET VG-86 VG-87MS GTPI +2411 sired by Supersire 240 20,621 4.3 894 3.0 611 inc.

Samway Fame Famous VG-85 86-MS at 2-04 Famous is due in June to Dempsey and will be IVF’d this fall to the one and only Goldwyn.

Sam-Way Dairy Wayne, Samantha & Justin Giese

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

~ Monterey daughter that is +2528G +1578M +3.63T, will be flushed soon ~ Facet is bred to Ferdinand Dam: Willows-Edge Bolton Flicker EX-94 94-MS 5-01 2x 318 39,638 4.9 1962 2.9 1145 Leon & Lyle Matthiae E916 Hwy. Q Ringle, WI 54471 715-297-8485 Leon 715-297-8483 Lyle Visitors always welcome MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016 - 49

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Moo-dy Acres


he story began in May of 1973 when I was a young boy. When I was four my mom and dad purchased the farm next to my Dad’s parents in the Town of Wien that I now run with my wife Barb and our two daughters Madison and Abigail. My parents tell me I was always trying to help them with the chores when growing up long before I was able to. I started showing cattle when I was in sixth grade with Edgar FFA at the Wisconsin Valley Fair and the Athens Fair and continued showing through high school. I got my first registered calf in 1982 as a Doboy Heifer Project calf, Krause-Acres Ford Jolly. She was a really good cow at producing milk but not producing heifer calves - with five lactations she produced five bull calves. After graduating I started working off the farm full time and still helping with the farm part-time and doing relief milking in the area for 10 years. In 1997 I decided to go back to the farm full time. I bought the cattle from my parents and “Moo-dy Acres” was created. I rented the farm until 2002 when I decided to buy the farm from my parents. On July 25, 2003, Barb and I got married and we began to farm. Barb works fulltime off the farm as an accountant and helps when she is able with milking and crops. During the summer of 2004 we remodeled the milking cow portion of the barn and added freestalls and new mats for the cows. In July of 2004 we welcomed our first daughter Madison and in June 2006, our second daughter Abigail joined the farm. When the girls were little they loved helping with the chores as they are able and always making sure that the cows had all their feed pushed in with their little red shovels and wheelbarrows. In July of 2011 Bethany, a neighbor girl, came looking for a job helping on the farm as the current farmer she worked for was selling his herd and she did not want to give up working with the animals. Not long after starting to work here she asked about showing some of our heifers at the upcoming fairs. Her interest in showing our cattle brought back all those great memories of my showing days. That first year Bethany showed three of our heifers. Our girls loved helping that summer with the walking and washing of the calves and all the extra attention that was given to those three show animals. Out of those first three animals that were shown from our herd, one animal remains - Moo-dy Acres Jotan Nicki-Red. She is one of the stars of our herd and looks as young as any of our fresh 2-year-old heifers. It is hard to believe she will be turning six years old this fall. Nicki has really become one of our foundation cows as she has been successful at both milking and being the key player in growing our numbers of Red Holsteins in the herd. Not long after Bethany got the girls interested in showing, our oldest daughter Madison was old enough to show at the Athens Fair as a Cloverbud with our 4-H club, the Wien Wildcats 4-H. That same year as a Director of the Marathon County Farm Bureau we began the “Little Britches Dairy Show” at the Athens Fair. The show was a huge success with over 30 kids showing calves at the fair. The “Little Britches Dairy Show” has continued to grow at the Athens Fair with many new kids showing every year and many returning year after year as they wait for their turn as a 4-H exhibitor in the big ring. In 2012 we were able to bring the “Little Britches Dairy Show” to the Wisconsin Valley Fair with the help of the Marathon County Holstein Breeders and the Marathon County DHIA office. It has also been a huge success and we have been able to bring the experience of showing animals to many young children who may have never even seen a calf before or who have never even seen a dairy farm. This past fair we were even able to bring the show to the Show Pavilion at the Wisconsin Valley Fair which is extra special for those young 4Hers waiting for their turn in the “big” ring. Our family keeps busy away from the farm also as members of Hope Lutheran Church, Marathon County Farm Bureau, Marathon County Holstein Breeders and Wien Wildcats 4-H. Madison and Abigail enjoy going to Cow Camp every year with the juniors and making many new friends who enjoy working with and showing animals as much as they do. We have really learned to enjoy going to the many shows in our area with our family. The girls have had a few successful years at the local fairs and even the District 4 Show since those first three animals rekindled the show bug in our family. In the early part of 2014 Madison decided she wanted to have a project animal for the upcoming show season just like she had seen the bigger kids doing. We were able to locate her one from some friends of ours, Don and Jenna Fahey. They had a great heifer for Madison to start her 4-H showing days with and we welcomed Dream-Team Asteroid Rayann to our farm. We all learned a lot about showing over the next several months and when Rayann made her appearance at the Wisconsin Valley Fair that July she was selected as the Supreme Junior Champion. Rayann continued to shine that summer as she went on to be selected as the Supreme Junior Champion at the Athens Fair as well. We have had a few other great heifers who have performed very well for us over the past few years at the local fairs as well as the District show. They are: Langfrthgen Apple Maybel-Red who was the Jr Red & White Champion at the Wisconsin Valley Fair in 2014; Moo-dy Acres Absolute Martha-Red, 2nd blue at the District 4 Show in 2014; Moo-dy Acres Rudolph Niya-Red; Ace-N-Spades Redburst Desire-Red, Red & White Junior Champion at the Wisconsin Valley Fair in 2015 as well as 2nd place at the Marshfield Fair; Moo-dy Acres Gourmet Nevada; Bosside Rvn Vessa-Red. Madison and Abigail are active members of the Marathon County Holstein Juniors and enjoy helping out with the brat fry sales the Juniors organize at county sales and meetings. Both girls are also active at church and enjoy playing basketball and volleyball any chance they get with their local school teams. We have been growing the herd over the past few years by attending numerous sales in the state and picking young stock that we hope to be key players in our herd for many years to come. Our current herd average is 21,760 with 3.68 800 fat, 3.17 690 Protein and 76 somatic cell. We are looking forward to classifying our herd for the first time in May. We want to thank the Marathon County Holstein Breeders for sponsoring our story, Dr. Waylon Fischer from Northern Lakes Vet Mike, Barb, Madison & Abigail Borchardt Service for his flushing services and herd health and Criag Krohlow for W4370 Wien Drive, Edgar, WI 54426 715-352-2448 his aAa services.

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2016 Summer Intern Sponsors Thank you to these individuals and farms for supporting the internship program. Each of these sponsors has donated $1,000 to the 2016 program.

Melvin & Darlene Hackett Spencer & Stacey Hackett Chris and Brook Rice MN 56367 I 320 267 3180

T-Spruce is currently marketing high genomic heifers and embryos! Call if interested.

T-Spruce Holsteins

Arnold & Kris Gruenes 17565 County Road 43 Richmond, MN 56368 320-453-7322

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I’d like to express my appreciation to Past Presidents of the Minnesota Holstein Association for their hard work and dedication!

Glen Kurth Glen “Clancy” Kurth Stewart, MN

Open for You! There is one spot left to sponsor the 2015 internship program. With your donation of $1,000 not only do we have the opportunity to continue the internship program but you will receive a quarter page ad of recognition for your donation in all four 2015 Minnesota Holstein News publicaitons.

Please contact the MHA office today if interested.

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Ra-Mar-Land Sept Leaf


EX-91 3E 2-00 365 27,528 3.5 952 2.8 768 Lifetime: 147,390 3.5 5061 3.1 4627 Dam: Ra-Mar-Land Addison Lorelei VG-86 DOM GMD 2nd Dam: Ra-Mar-Land Ohio Luisa EX-90 3rd Dam: Ra-Mar-Land Big Jim Lucky VG-87 DOM 4th Dam: Ra-Mar-Land Rex Lucille VG-86 5th Dam: Ra-Mar-Land Car Val Lucy VG-87

Leaf Daughters

Ra-Mar-Land LipGloss-Red-ET *PO VG-88 5-04 364 48,637 3.4 1642 2.8 1364

Ra-Mar-Land Lorilee Colt-ET *PO VG-85 2-01 365 31,780 3.5 1120 2.9 929

Ra-Mar-Land Lacey ID-ETS *RC VG-88 EX-MS 5-03 289 33,822 3.5 1199 2. 957 inc.

Ra-Mar-Land Lucey ID-ETS *RC EX-90 EX-92MS 4-10 357 45,273 3.6 1633 2.9 1296

Ra-Mar-Land Licorice-Red-ET VG-86 4-02 365 46,923 3.0 1425 3.1 1447

Ra-Mar-Land Luna VG-85 5-08 358 46,130 3.6 1648 2.8 1274

Ra-Mar-Land Cole Libra *RC VG-87 3-05 328 26,028 3.7 971 2.9 760

Ra-Mar-Land Lollipop-Red-ET GP-84 2-09 307 29,120 3.7 1065 2.9 836

Leaf Sisters & Brothers Ra-Mar-Land September Lei VG-89 EX-92MS (owned by Emerald Acres, DePere, WI) 4-10 365 48,350 3.4 1624 3.0 1452 Ra-Mar-Land Gold Lace EX-90 DOM (owned by Second Look Holsteins, Eden, WI) 4-10 365 42,980 3.7 1581 3.1 1331 Ra-Mar-Land Lion King *RC EX-90 7HO8059 +1528 milk and +39 protein with 3504 daughters Ra-Mar-Land O Phantom EX-90 14HO5177 +1169 milk and +39 protein with 1714 Daughters Ra-Mar-Land Lucky Charm VG-88 7HO8991 +1251 milk and +41 protein with 332 Daughters

Still at Ra-Mar-Land are Leaf’s last daughter, Ra-Mar-Land Luckie *PO, born 10-24-2014; and Lip Gloss daughter, Ra-MarLand Lipliner *RC *PO, due March 1, 2016

We are very thankful to Paul Ossman, the Hodorff family, and Bill, Tony and Jacob Brey for having faith in this cow family. We wish them well in continuing the family legacy. 52 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016

Ra-Mar-Land Holsteins Steve & Kari Selner • Emily & Madeline N2115 County V, Denmark, WI 54208 • 920-863-5203

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THE 49TH OUTAGAMIE CO. SPRING SALE Friday, April 15th, 7:30 p.m., Seymour Fairgrounds, Seymour, WI




HHM Junior All-American Fall Yearling 2013 3rd Fall Yearling, Intl. Junior Holstein Show 2013 Selling is a full sister to Ellie due June 1 with an Atwood heifer. From six generations EX, the dam is an EX-91 Astronomical from Elegance herself. Doug Lemke

1-11 2x 365 32,760 3.9 1262 3.2 1051 A fresh AltaOak granddaughter of Procky sells! She has the same cut as her VG-86 Million dam. 3rd dam is Rudolph Pilgrim, EX-92 2E GMD DOM. Potential to make your next high genomic calf! LLM Dairy

7-07 2x 365 35,300 3.8 1347 3.5 1225 Res. Grand Champion, MW Natl. Spring Show 2014 Reserve All-American Aged Cow 2011 A spring yearling by Aftershock sells from Treasure’s Fremont sister. She’s a great opportunity for a WI Junior State Fair! Rob-Cri

If you are interested in consigning or for a catalog, please contact: Sale Chairman, Skyler Buman - 920-660-2013 or email

Sale Sponsored by:

Catalog will be available online at and Find us on Facebook!

Holstein Breeders

SALE STAFF: Jay Jauquet, 920-639-6408 Lynn Harbaugh, 920-420-1524 Brandon Ferry, 608-335-8861 Roger Turner, 608-770-0012 Darrel Worden, 715-571-0833

Jamsar Armni Tunia Princess born 6/20/15 by Armani She sells on March 25 at at THE NORTHERN


Jamsar Atwood Petunia-ET EX-92 EX-MS at 3-11 2-02 365 24,490 3.9 962 3.3 803

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2nd Dam: Scientific Paradise Pixi-ET VG-85 VG-MS at 3-01 2-01 3x 365 34,646 3.5 1196 2.9 1000 3rd Dam: Paradise-RV Durham Pride-ET VG-86 VG-MS 2-08 2x 365 33,660 4.1 1385 3.4 1148 4th Dam: Vandyk-K Integrity Paradise EX-96 2E DOM 5-10 2x 365 39,580 4.2 1670 3.3 1294, Supreme Champion, WDE 2000 & 2002 Next Dams: EX-90 DOM Broker, EX-94 2E Mark, VG-88 Melvin

Jim & Sarah Neuser Laney & Alyssa 9526 Menchalville Rd., Reedsville,WI 54230 920-901-3460

We know you’ll love this stylish Armani summer yearling. Take her home on March 25 and add some royalty to your herd!

Thank You!

By now, most Illinois breeders probably know that we sold our cows in November. I would like to thank Vir-Clar Farms of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin for purchasing the cows. I would also like to thank Meier Meadows for agreeing to buy our heifers and Gueldener Farms for caring for the select few that we kept. We wish everyone good luck with your Brite Side genetics. It has truly been a fun ride for us and we look forward to our new adventures!

One of our favorites...

Brite-Side Shot Powder NOW EX-91 EEVVE at 4-01 2-01 365d 30,200m 4.0% 1212f 2.9% 871p Shottle x EX-90-2E Goldwyn w/ 36,000m x EX-94-4E DOM Ito x 5 more VG-EX Dams

Spring Sale Consignments... Clinton County Classic Sale - April 2 - Carlyle, IL Sr. 2 prospect! Atwood x VG Sanchez x VG-87 Damion x Rudolph Zip - Due in March to Monterey!

Illinois PDCA Calf Sale - April 9 - Champaign, IL Pot. 6th gen. EX 1/16 McCutchen traces directly to Penn-Gate Skychief Finesse EX-95-3E DOM

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Sherdale Sanchez Sally VG86 3YR

2-00 2x 365d 18170 3.6 658 3.0 538 3-04 2x 365 21701 3.6 711 3.1 664 Sally has a yearling heifer by Aftershock that is a standout in the heifer pen and Sally is due in March to Archival! She may never win a show but she is low maintenance and helps keep the bills paid!

Sherdale Farms

DALE & SHERRI RUPPRECHT 218-684-1029 DALE CELL 218 681-6419 HOME



Thank you to everyone that purchased sale consignments in the past, keep an eye open for more to come! Daughters

•Meadow-Marsh Diane Roz-ET EX-91 •Meadow-Marsh Lucky Roz EX-91 •Ylitalo Throne Roe VG-87 •Meadow-Marsh Deanna Roz-ET VG-87 •Meadow-Marsh Tiara Roz-ET VG-86 • Total of 9 daughters all good plus or higher!

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YLITALO JOLT ROZ-ET EX-91 4-07 365 27,950 4.0 1117 3.3 923


Meadow-Marsh Holsteins

Tim and Amy Stender would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Cassandra Anne. She was born December 8, 2015, at 8lbs 4oz and 20.5”. Cassie is the 7th generation on the Stender farm, and mom and dad are already planning for her future show calves!

Dan & Tim Stender • 15420 110th Street, Young America, MN 55397 Ph. (952) 467-2115 • • Tim cell (952) 607-6297

“a family farm since 1863”


Tremendous Trio Wildvale JayZ Fraz EX-93 EEVEE @ 5 yrs.

4-04 308d 29,502 3.9% 1161 2.9% 862 5-04 146d 17,297 3.7% 633 2.8% 481 inc. Due in August with a Diamondback heifer! Fraz’s VG-88 EX-MS-3Y Polled Magna P has 2-10 311d 31,158 4.6% 1429 2.9% 904! Next 3 Dams: VG-85, VG-88, VG-85

Denlee Alexander Kelsie EX-92 EEVVE @ 4 yrs. 4-10 365d 42,243 4.8% 2036 3.2% 1349 Due this Summer to Paride! Dam: Denlee Samuelo Kelly VG-86-2Y 2nd Dam: Denlee Outside Keely VG-86-3Y

Ms Angelinas Super Ava*RC EX-91 EEEVE @ 5 yrs. 4-00 365d 41,262 4.1% 1694 3.1% 1283 Due in April to Jax P*RC & has heifer pregs due in March by Diamondback & July by Jedi Her VG-86-2Y Uno is due in May to Bankroll Ava’s dam is an EX-91 Stormatic, then APPLE!

Wildvale Holsteins 12838 N Hubert Road, Winslow, IL 61089 Kris & Theresa Wild Kris Cell - 608.214.3259 Theresa Cell - 608.214.3260 Robert & Shirley Wild - 815.868.2202 Cows, heifers and bulls available at most times!

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MDF Goldwyn Breezier-ET EX-92

Miss Alexander Louie-ET EX-92 2E

4-03 365 42,509 4.0 1691 3.0 1294

5-05 365 40,749 4.0 1623 2.9 1174

A March 2016 Doorman x Breezier will be our representative to Hammertime at Heritage. From EX-95 Outside Breeze who descends from 2-time WDE Supreme Champion Tony Beauty. Simply our brightest star!

A January 2015 Gold Chip x Louie is an absolute shooting star, a stunning beauty! This is the Toystory/Trump family of Mystic Valley. Genetic power included in this package headed to Spring Fashions at the Northern on March 25 in Fond du Lac!

Farmdale Canyon Dazzle EX-94 3E GMD

Wilstar Planet Bella VG-88 2-11 344 30,491 4.1 1242 3.2 975

6-02 365 42,721 4.8 2037 3.3 1397 A Senior 2-year-old Atwood from an EX sister to Dazzle is a special opportunity at the Spring Fashions on March 25. Fresh in January with a Mogul heifer, Atwood Jazzlyn has the look! 94-3E Integrity Dixie is the next dam.


An August 2015 Armani x Bella will shine like Northern Lights at the Waupaca/Waushara calf sale on March 19. This family is from the EX-92 44,000 lb. Durham Bella matron. An additional April 2015 Armani from the Apples will also be in Weyauwega.

Willis & Carla Gunst, Cathryn & Christopher 3687 30th Drive, Pine River, WI 54965 920.858.9367 Willis cell 60 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016

These stars are available to meet your most discriminating needs. Call us if you are looking for high quality milking cows as we have excess cattle calving all spring.

68th Illinois PDCA All-Breeds Calf Sale Champaign Co. Fair - 12:30 Also selling a nice selection of show-aged calves -- Ayrshire -- Brown Swiss -- Jersey Saturday, April 9, 2016

Penn-Gate Skychief Finesse EX-95-3E DOM 1/16 McCutchen sells x EX-91 Goldwyn x EX-912E Approval x Finesse. Oertel & 6/15 Brady x VG-87 Bradnick back to Finesse. Golden Oaks

Luck-E Advent Kandie-Red EX-95 Kandie’s RED 10/15 O’Kalif sells! Also, a 12/15 Beemer x Atwood sells from the same family as WDE Reserve Grand Champion Kandie. Engel

9/15 Fremont x EX-95-2E DOM Linjet Twizzle x Bardholm Trust Lee EX-93. Engel

Mil-R-Mor Gold Kara EX-93-2E 10/15 Sid sells from Goldwyn Kara with 7 direct dams that average EX-93 with 183,393 lifetime to date. She has 2 VG-88 maternal sisters. Mil-R-Mor Partial Listing of More Exciting Consignments: 6/15 O’Kaliber x VG-85 Goldwyn x EX-90-2E Red-Marker. Drendel

9/15 RED Defiant x VG-88 Reality x EX-90 RedMarker. Lenkaitis

2-9/15 RC Reality Full Sisters x VG-87 Advent x EX90-2E Rotschenk from Celcius Lorena EX-92. Moser

12/15 Acme x EX-90 Dundee from Elegance. Reed

6/15 RED Absolute x EX-91 Talent x Wilstar-RS Kite Lover-Red EX-91-2E. Golden Oaks

12/15 Sterling x VG-87 Gold Chip x VG-88 Alexander x EX-92 Durham. Gueldener

12/15 Airlift x Alexander x EX-90-2E Drake. K-Lane

12/15 Acme x EX-90 Dundee from Elegance. Reed

10/15 RED Integral x VG-87 Alchemy x EX-90 Sterling. Janssen 12/15 Corevette grand-daughter sells from 2x All-American Alicia. Ruppert 12/15 Brady x EX-90 Sanchez x EX-91 Advent x 7 more VG-EX Dams. Lyons

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

Spring Sale Consignments

Clinton County Classic - April 2nd K-LANE LAVANGARD PEACHES GP-83-2Y Fresh in January, milking 80lbs/day - bred back to Airlift

Dam: Golden-Oaks Clark Peachy VG-88 2nd Dam: Golden-Oaks Peachy-ET VG-87 Next 9 Dams ALL EX, Several GMD & DOM!

7th Dam: Golden-Oaks Mark Prudence EX-95 GMD DOM


Rodger, Rhonda, Rick, Rachel & Riley Koehn

PDCA Calf Sale - April 9th K-LANE AIRLIFT APRIL Born: 12/4/15 Dam: K-Lane Alexander Alexis NC 2nd Dam: Luck-E Drake Atisha EX-90-2E 8-01 309d 29,350 3.7% 1088 3.0% 866 Lifetime: 135,110 5.1% 6824 3.0% 4048

3rd Dam: Luck-E Outside Anxious EX-94 Next 6 Dams: EX-90, EX-93 GMD DOM, EX-94 GMD DOM, VG-86, EX-93, VG-85

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February Classification Results 4 New EX & 4 New VG-2Y Now 27 total EX cows! MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2016 - 61

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Ziems-EF Dundee Ebony 2E-92

Ziems-LKH Damion Muddy 2E-92

Reserve All-NY Senior 2-Year-Old ’11 Reserve Grand Champion, WI District 6 ’13 ~ due in March

Member of 1st Dam & Daughter, Midwest Spring Natl. ’14 ~ due in April with Diamondback heifer ~ daughters: Reginald Monet VG-88, 3rd at MW Spring Natl. ’14; by Atwood, 7th Spring Calf, WI Championship Show ’15

Dams: Budjon-JK Gibson Enchant 3E-92 then Krull Broker Elegance 3E-96 Ebony has a Dempsey Junior 2-year-old due in March that could be one to watch, along with her fall yearling, Elani, that will be at the spring shows.

Selling at the RedFest

Dams: Ziems-LK Outside Ms Mudd 3E-94 then East-Cupcake Muddy Water 4E-95, 4x All-NY & 2x milking class winner at Eastern Spring National - Muddy’s big ribbed winter calf by Brady sells at Hammer Time

with a Touch of Black:

- a fancy 12/15 Brady daughter & an extremely correct 12/14 yearling by Atwood

Selling at the CUDS Spring Classic (Cornell): - Muddy’s square summer yrlg. by Reginald

Golden-Oaks Doorman Fallout

Windsor-Manor Ruby-Red 2E-92

St Jacobs Sanchez Hava VG-86 at 2Y

GP-84 87-MS +2214 GTPI +2.51T

Res. Grand Champion, NY State Fair R&W ’11

Dams: Kings-Ransom Super Faddle VG-86, Kings-Ransom Shot Fiddle EX-94, VG-88 Durham, EX-92 Leader, EX-94 Triple Threat ~ She has an 8/15 Octoberfest at +2537G & +59P

SS Deuce x Windsor-Manor Rubn Ruby 3E-94, dam of over 10 EX and multiple R&W All-Americans ~ due in May to Diamondback

Dam: Dubeau Dundee Hezbollah EX-92, All-American Senior 2-Year-Old, Res. All-American 4-Year-Old ~ She has a VG Braxton 2-year-old and an awesome Gold Chip Junior 2-year-old. She also has an Atwood milking yrlg. for fall.

Selling at the CUDS Spring Classic: - Fallout’s 8/15 Octoberfest at +2390 GTPI, +74F, +46P - Fallout’s 11/15 Rubicon at +2437 GTPI, +86F, +44P, +2.64T

Selling at the Cobleskill Dairy Fashions Sale: - Fallout’s 8/15 Octoberfest at+2223 GPTI, +2.19 PTAT

Contact us this spring if you are looking for deep-pedigreed, high scoring milking cows, we have a nice group, mostly fresh.

Selling at the RedFest

with a Touch of Black:

Selling at the CUDS Spring Classic: - Hava’s granddaughter from the VG 2Y Braxton - a flashy late March spring yearling by Doorman

- Ruby’s striking 12/15 Awesome-Red daughter

Others to the CUDS Spring Classic: - Ziems Durbin Morning Glory *RC - a square fall calf from VG-86 Absolute that goes back to the Valiant Mist EX-94/Matt Misty EX-96 family; maternal sister sold for $9000 in Quest for Success and was 5th at the Southern Spring National as a R&W in B&W class; full sister to dam: Ziems Absolute Mimosa, EX-90, Reserve Grand Champion at NY State Fair R&W Show ’15 - ZBW Durbin Sweet Swan - a fancy May heifer from an EX Talent x EX-92 Durham x EX-92 Astro Jet x EX-91 Starbuck x EX-91 x EX - Ziems Pure Lorelle - a rare Pure from a GP Man-O Man, then an EX-91 Final Cut and multiple high EX cows back to Triple Threat Mint EX-94 from Ridgedale - 5 #1 reverse sorted Jacoby x Milksource Goldwyn Lala VG-85 at 2Y; dam is Idee Shottle Laila EX-95 & 2014 Holstein USA Star of the Breed, 4th dam the great Ravenswell Lydia EX-92 and same family and Licorice, Lotto, Lulu Lyndley and Lustre.

Also to the Cobleskill Dairy Fashions Sale: - Ms Ziems Durbin Tangerine - a big fall calf from VG-87 Superstition then Gold Tiara EX-92, 10th Senior 3-Year-Old at WDE

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Jackrabbit Dairy Camp June 2-4

Youth ages 8 to 18 are invited to register for the Jackrabbit Dairy Camp to enhance and develop skills in dairy cattle judging, fitting and showmanship. They will also gain knowledge about dairy products and how to positively promote the dairy industry. Campers will get a chance to take part in the South Dakota State Dairy Fest on June 4 at Swiftel Center. At Dairy Fest, campers will participate in Dairy Fest educational activities. Visit or contact Olivia Klinzman at for more registration details.

~ Our Mission ~ To provide networking opportunities among club members and industry professionals, while developing leaders and promoting the dairy industry to consumers.

NATIONAL DIRECTOR’S REPORT Dear Holstein Breeders, On behalf of your Midwest National Directors, Paul Buhr, Dale Drendel, Mark Kerndt and VicePresident Boyd Schaufelberger, I will author our spring update. We changed our reporting style this time because I had the opportunity to attend the Holstein Association USA member update meeting in Modesto, Calif., held in conjunction with the 77th annual meeting of the California Holstein Association. From a registration standpoint, the Association posted a wonderful year. There were 382,990 Holsteins registered with the 1 Holstein Place. To put that in perspective, 373,056 Holsteins were registered in 2014; 301,852 in 2005 and 293,527 in 2004. To say the least, interest in Holsteins is running strong. When combining registrations and Basic IDs, 581,866 Holsteins were identified last year. If you are doing the math, that means 198,876 animals were added to the Holstein database using Basic ID. Of course, we hope to move as many of those animals to the full registration process in ensuing generations. Genomic testing continues to run strong. Last year, 285,458 genomic tests were performed on Holstein females. “Since we started tracking genomic testing back in 2008, there have been 1,054,743 tests run and recorded on Holsteins cattle,” noted CEO John Meyer. “By comparison, there have been just 138,043 genomic tests performed and recorded on the next largest dairy breed in the United States.” It takes shear numbers and data to create genetic progress. By that barometer, Holstein leads all dairy cattle and all domesticated mammals on the planet. During that California gathering, a few other Association metrics were discussed. When evaluating registrations by state, the Midwest is a lifeblood of the Association. Five Upper Midwest states ranked in the top 10 for registrations. Wisconsin accounted for 21 percent of the activity. Minnesota and Michigan posted 5 percent each; Iowa, 4 percent and Illinois 3 percent. The only states that posted higher totals were New York and Pennsylvania, 13 percent each; California, 6 percent; Ohio 5, percent and Washington, 3 percent. Last year, Wisconsin expanded registrations by 4.3 percent as well. Other states growing included (in percentage order): New York, Washington, Michigan, Texas and New Mexico. Interest in genomic testing is mirrored by embryo transfer (ET) registrations. In 2005, 17,000 ET calves were registered and that number grew to 37,000 last year. In fact, almost 10 percent of all registrations were either ET or IVF calves in 2015. Red and White Holsteins also have shown tremendous growth over the last decade moving from 6,000 to just shy of 13,000 registrations. Polled Holstein shows a similar trend moving from less than 300 registrations in 2004 to 4,000 last year. At this year’s national convention in New York, four important elections will take place. Mark Kerndt will run for a second term in Region 6. Meanwhile, directors in Region 1 (Pete Waterman), Region 4 (Gayle Carson) and at-large (Corey Geiger) have all served two terms and are ineligible for re-election. It sounds like each of these seats will have at least two candidates running... in many cases three. The final nominating committee conference call takes place on March 8. After that the official slate of candidates will be available. On behalf of the Midwest National Directors, Corey Geiger

Third Annual Iowa County All-Breeds Futurity

Formal attire and pretty bovines will draw a big crowd. The third Annual Iowa County All-Breeds Futurity was held September 6, 2015 at the Iowa County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Iowa County Fair and drew a crowd that left standing room only. Seventeen two-year olds paraded in the ring representing four different breeds. With prize money totaling more than $1700, exhibitors pulled out their formal attire competing for the top prize. Rick Thompson, Darlington, WI served as the judge for this exciting show in Mineral Point, WI. A pair of Holstein cows took the top honors in the 2015 show. The Champion entry with prize money totaling $350 came from Hi-Lo-Valley Farm and Dennis Bowers, Highland, WI. MS Hi-Lo-Valley Harmony-ET is a VG-87 Pine-Tree Sid-ET Senior 2-year-old was also the Bred & Owned winner. Reserve Champion honors went to the entry from Gildale Farm, Hollendale, WI. Gildale-KJ Destry Renita is a fancy Red and White 2year-old that took home $250 in prize winnings. Rounding out the top three with a $175 in prize money was Hi-Lo-Valley Seaver Hula also exhibited by Hi-Lo-Valley Farm. Complete results are listed below. Show sponsorship included at the highest level-Cow Sponsors: Reddy Ag Service, Stitzer, WI and Military Ridge Veterinary Service, Dodgeville, WI. Yearling Sponsors: Vita Plus-Dodgeville Agri-Service, Farmers Savings Bank, Mound City Bank, Livingston State Bank, Dodgeville Farm & Fleet, Midway Bar & Grill, Foremost Farms and Thousand Hills Embryo Transfer Service, Inc. For more information on this event open to any (Junior and Open) dairy exhibitors at the Iowa County Fair email First payment entries for the 2017 show are due March 15, 2016. Top Ten: 1. (HO) MS Hi-Lo-Valley Harmony-ET, Hi-Lo-Valley Farm/Dennis Bowers 2. (HO) Gildale-KJ Destry Renita, Gildale Farm 3. (HO) Hi-Lo-Valley Seaver Hula, Hi-Lo-Valley 4. (AY) Glenmar-Dale Burdette Becky, Becky Brown & Cheyenne Hughey 5. (HO) Pine-Valley Vivacious 871, Pine-Valley Farm 6. (MS) Pine-Valley Lir Jae-Pea-EXP, Pine-Valley Farm 7. (HO) B-Grunenwald Atwood Addy, Auntys Holsteins 8. (JE) Miss Starline Kon Antebellum, Ma-Brown 9. (HO) MS PV MB Goldchip Jada, Sean Brown & Jessica James 10. (HO) Go-For-Broke Sanch Brittney, Go-For-Broke First Place Junior (sponsored by Ma-Brown-Angela, Danielle and Sean Brown) - MS PV MB Goldchip Jada, Sean Brown & Jessica James Best Dressed Junior (sponsored by John Towns, Alta Genetics) - Molly Hendrickson with Sta-Ash Palermo Rolo Best Dressed Female (sponsored by: Dave Placke/East Central Select Sires) - Amber Yager with Hi-Lo-Valley Seaver Hula Best Dressed Male (sponsored by: Tony’s Tap) - Erik Gilbertson with Gildale-KJ Destry Renita

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L to R: Rick Thompson, Judge; Erik Gilbertson on the halter of Gildale-KJ Destry Renita (Reserve Champion); Alyssa Yager on the halter of MS Hi-Lo-Valley Harmony-ET (Champion); Cierra Ehrke-Essock, WHA Princess Attendant, Tayler Bower, Iowa County Fairest of the Fair. Photo courtesy of Labecca Schott Photography.

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2015 Cover Contest Thank you to all of our entrants for this year’s contest! Watch future issues for information on the 2016 Cover Contest. Entries will be due November 15 & can be submitted at anytime.

2nd Place: Joey Opsal, Blue Mounds

3rd Place: Brenda Bricco, Marion Honorable Mention: Brenda Bricco, Marion

Join Us! The 8th Annual WHA Young Adult Milwaukee Brewer Outing

Sunday, May 1, 2016 • 1:10 p.m. • Brewers vs. Marlins Join Wisconsin Holstein’s young adults ages 22-45 for a day at the ball game! For $35, guests get a ticket, a bus ride to the game, and great camaraderie with fellow young Holstein enthusiasts! Attendees are invited to bring a dish to pass and must provide their own beverages. One bus will leave from the Oshkosh & Fond du Lac areas and a second will travel the western side of the state with pick-ups in Tomah & Madison. Sign up for this fun annual trip soon - tickets go fast and we only have a limited number available! Give our office a call at 1-800-223-4269 or email to reserve your spot today! 20–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2016

Focus on


Select Sires continues to be an industry leader with seven of the top eight GTPI proven sires in the December proof run. It is also home to 21 of the top 100 on Holstein Association USA’s Top Genomic Young Bulls list. We asked some of the SMS Consultants in Wisconsin for recommendations on several mating questions. For more information, visit Q: According to the Holstein USA website, there were over 400 Mogul daughters registered in the last two weeks. If these are breeding age heifers, what would you recommend for mating options? Brian Kelroy, East Central Select Sires: The Mogul daughters have quickly become herd favorites. Mogul continues to sire daughters that classify well and have a great balance of type and production. Many heifer pens are full of Mogul daughters and the question of what to breed them to is often asked. 7H11477 McCutchen is a great cross on the Mogul daughters. McCutchen daughters are tall and long, have plenty of length to their neck with a good amount of dairyness and rib. Their udders are attached extremely tight as his linear shows, he excels in udder depth and his daughters have rear teats that are centrally placed. Feet and legs are also a strong point on McCutchen. One classifier told me the McCutchen’s daughters have some of the best feet and legs they have seen in a long time. 7HO10290 Gold Chip, 7HO12353 Beemer and 7HO12569 Heisenberg are other options that would work on Mogul heifers. Q: What current matings are you most excited to see calves on the ground? Bob Sabo, NorthStar Select Sires: I think anytime you make mating decisions, whether you are a registered breeder or a commercial dairyman, you are excited to see what the next generation will bring. Two of the high net merit young bulls that will be interesting are 7HO12600 Modesty (Pety x Supersire) +2854 TPI and 7HO13250 Jedi (Montross x Supersire) 2787 TPI. One of the new high production, high type young bulls is 7HO12723 Gama (Montross x Sterling) at over +1800 of milk and +3.27 on type. Select Sires is the breed leader when it comes to making high type sires and people are waiting to see the calves of 7HO12593 Union (Doorman x Atwood), 7HO12587 Diamondback (Doorman x Talent) from the Apple family and 7HO12464 Chrome (McCutchen x Sanchez) at +3.28 on type. Another young bull that is creating a lot of buzz is 250H12589 Jacoby (Doorman x Goldchip). A bull that has been around a while that is still creating excitement with his calves is 7HO12353 Beemer at +3.67 for type. People continue to love their Beemer calves. I think as people continue to learn how to use 7HO11118 Brokow and 7HO11596 Defiant, those calves will continue to do great things in the show ring. These are just a few highlights of the exciting next generation of calves coming from Select Sires. Q: What is your favorite group of daughters that you’ve seen fresh over the last few months? Eric Westphal, East Central Select Sires: My favorite group of daughters I’ve seen lately are the second lactation 7HO10999 Bradnick daughters. With his consistant type pattern of tremendous udder improvement and sound feet and legs, his daughters are standouts in many of the herds that I work with. The growth and development from first lactation to second is very impressive and comes as no surprise with a sire stack consisting of Sanchez x Shottle x Durham. I believe Bradnick is the perfect cross for many of the Goldwyn bloodlines present in herds today with his ability to lower pins and slightly straighten rear legs side view. I would recommend to use him on daughters of GW Atwood, Guthrie, Dempsey, Atlantic and Golden Dreams. Q: Showcase Selections sires Defiant and Armani had exciting December proofs. If producers would like to incorporate these sires in their herd, what would be the best cross to use them on? David Sarbacker, East Central Select Sires: Defiant and Armani, now with more and more milking daughters, continue to confirm their ability to make the kind of cows producers are looking for in a elite type sire. Armani adds length, stretch and style with ideal flex to the the hock. The udders have been very well attached with good texture and I would protect him some on depth of rib. Armani should cross well on Talent, Advent, Colt P, Sanchez, Bradnick, Dundee,and Damion blood. While Defiant adds depth of fore and rear rib with tremendous dairy strength. I have been pleased

with height and width of the rear udders as well. Defiant is a logical mating on the Apple bloodlines as well as Advent and Ladd P blood. Both have many opportunities to make the extreme one for the Red and White breeders as well as Black and White. Q: A high number of heifers placing in the top 10 at WHA shows in 2015 were sired by Atwood, Brokaw and Braxton. What would be your recommendation for matings on these heifers to make show calves for 2017? Perry Phend, NorthStar Select Sires: This is a difficult question to answer, due to inbreeding! Maple-Downs GW Atwood is a Goldwyn son from a Durham daughter, so that eliminates a lot of high type bulls, such as Gold Chip, Dempsey, Armani, Beemer, Bankroll, Brokaw, Corvette, Defiant, and Jacoby. So that leaves a handful of bulls that I would believe to make the fancy show heifers. First, Mr D Apple Diamondback *RC is a Doorman son from a Talent from Apple. I believe he will keep the show style but add a little more strength to the Atwood’s but you still have to protect the Rump Angle some. They should be very long and have lots of ring presence. Next, Regancrest-GV-S Bradnick is Sanchez son from a Shottle from Barbie. This would be the best cross with Atwood daughters. They may not make the super fancy show calves, but they would surely make the best cows. He will give you more strength and change rump, plus add a little more foot angle. I have seen many Bradnicks milking, they are nice 2-yearolds, but really change from 1st to 2nd lactation. They are going to make great older cows. Finally, Webb-Vue Mccutchn Chrome is a McCutchen son from a Sanchez from a strong family. I think this will make a nice cross with Atwoods. He will give them more strength and improve rump angle but still give that stunning style that is needed to be competitive. Mr Atwood Brokaw is an Atwood son from a Mac daughter from Barbie. Much like Atwood, if you do not want to inbreed you can’t use any Goldwyn bloodlines. So these are the three bulls that I would recommend on Brokaw daughters. De-Su Bkm McCutchen is a Bookem son from a Shottle. I believe this would be a nice cross with Brokaws. He should lengthen the neck, giving them more style through the front end. I have seen many McCutchens and am very impressed with them. Siemers Mogul Pety is a Mogul son from an Explode daughter. His oldest daughters are breeding age and are very impressive. They have a lot of style and have nice length to them with good feet and legs and nice rump stuture. Morningview MCC Kingboy is a McCutchen son from an EX Super. His calves are very much like the McCutchens but are a little deeper in the rear flank and wider in the rumps but very stylish calves Regancrest S Braxton is a Shottle from Durham Barbie. With Braxton there is no Goldwyn, but with Shottle in the pedigree you still have to stay away from bulls like Gold Chip, Beemer, McCutchen, Corvette, and Defiant. So here are my recommendations for Braxton daughters. Mr Apples Armani is a Goldwyn son from Apple. He will make fancy show heifers with Braxton daughters, because he will put dairyness and style to go with the strength and depth of the Braxton daughters. Lirr-Drew Dempsey is a Goldwyn son from a Derry daughter. This would be the mating that I would use to make great cows down the road. They may be too strong to make fancy heifers. He is a bull that the more milking daughters you see, the more you will like them. Fustead Goldwyn Guthrie is a Goldwyn son from a Blitz daughter. This mating will make some fancy calves but it should be a good cross to also make nice cows. Guthrie’s quality and style will be a very very nice fit with Braxton daughters These are some of the crosses that I feel would work very well without inbreeding! wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2016-21


Enter for the 2018 WHA Futurity

Wisconsin Junior Holstein members have had outstanding success in recent Wisconsin Holstein Futurity shows. Don’t miss out on a fantastic opportunity to showcase your three-year-old in West Allis. Late entries are due April 30, 2016. Remember, the Futurity winner takes home over $1500! Visit the web for an entry form today.

Spring Show

Show season is upon us! This year’s spring show will be held at the New Holland Pavilions 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 for the Midwest National Spring Show will be accepted online starting March 4.

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, 2016! Dairy bowl, jeopardy and speaking forms were sent out to those who qualified while all breeder forms can be found at juniors. Good luck to everyone!

A Note from your JACs

Greetings juniors, It’s hard to believe that Junior Convention was already three months ago, and that 2016 is already a quarter over. Through this time, your JAC committee has been hard at work preparing and planning for the upcoming year. The committee had our first meeting in late January where we started off with an insightful leadership training session from Shelly Mayer of PDPW. We spent the rest of the meeting discussing the upcoming year’s events, and then ended with a fun team building trip to Cascade Mountain. Something we are truly excited about for this year is our partnership with PDPW through the Youth Leadership Derby. We see this as a great opportunity for our members to partake in with other young dairy enthusiasts to grow their leadership and other professional skills. It is our vision that members who attend will become better leaders in their county associations as well as at a state level. Logan Voigts Vice Chair, SW District

PDPW Youth Leadership Derby – Apply for a Scholarship to Attend Today!

Wisconsin Holstein will be awarding 10 junior members a scholarship to attend the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisonsin’s Youth Leadership Derby - a two-day, overnight educational experience. The program will run April 16-17, 2016 at the Brillion High School. Applicants must be 1518 years old. This is a must-attend program as youth prepare for the next step in securing an education and career in the dairy industry. Youth Leadership Derby has been designed to allow students to take a deep dive exploration in leadership, science & communication activities, while participating in dairy operation tours and hands-on breakout sessions that will benefit their future success in either an academic or work place environment. Career-building opportunities include: • Keynote speakers • Communication & team building workshops • Industry networking • Interactive leadership activities • Industry tours Students will network with both UW-Madison college students and industry leaders from around the country. PDPW prides itself in developing exceptional educational experiences, securing expert speakers, and offering a networking opportunity that is unmatched by any other organization of this caliber. Interested youth can submit the short application form available online at by March 14th to Wisconsin Holstein at 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913.

Convention Contest Rule Changes Dairy Bowl Contest Rules #4 and Dairy Jeopardy issue regarding full names of animals Clarification of acceptable answers: a. Full names of animals – a contestant must use the full registration name of an animal with the exclusion of a suffix. If the suffix is used, it must be correct, i.e., ET versus ETS or *TV versus *TM. Examples: (where the full name of a cow is Wisconsin Holstein-Red-ET) Wisconsin Holstein-Red-ET Correct Wisconsin Holstein Correct Wisconsin Holstein-ET Incorrect Holstein Incorrect Wisconsin Holstein-Twin Incorrect Wisconsin Holstein-ETS Incorrect

Join Us for Cow Camp 2016! Beaver Creek Reserve, Fall Creek • May 14-15 This year cow camp will be held at Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek, Wis., May 14-15, 2016. 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, photography, recycling a cow, showmanship, crafts, social media, nutrition, and advertising. We are very excited to have another great cow camp and see everyone at this year’s event. See you in Fall Creek on May 14 and 15! 22–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2016


Cow Camp Registration May 14 & 15, 2016 - Beaver Creek Reserve, Fall Creek Camp Fee - $45/person (Junior or Chaperone) Campers should be 14 & Under Name: _________________________________________________ Age: ______ Adult or Junior (Circle one)

Boy or Girl (Circle one)

❏ Youth

T-Shirt Size: ______ ❏ Adult

County: ______________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________________ State: ____________ Zip: _________________ Email: _____________________________________________ Cell Phone: _______________________________ Return to: WHA, 902 8th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913. Registration deadline is Monday, April 25. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2016-23


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It’s looking to be another busy spring with many Holstein activities planned. Along with all of the upcoming spring sales, WHA has another great series of barn meetings planned for the end of March. I hope you’ll take a day (or two, or three) to visit these three herds and join in the discussion. For more information on the barn meetings, turn to page 18 of the Midwest Holsteins section. Speaking of Midwest Holsteins, thanks to all of the advertisers that continue to make these combined issues a success. I hope you enjoy not only seeing the ads from Wisconsin breeders, but also catching up on what’s happening in other states. This issue also includes all the results from the Junior Convention held in January. Congrats to all who won awards and placed in the contests. If you would like copies of any of our award winner photos, please give us a call or an email. Next month is our Production issue. We’ll be publishing our Production Top 10 lists again this year as well as featuring our winning Top Performers. If you have a production leader you’d like to advertise, please give me a call by March 11. Coming in May will be what we are calling our “Technology issue” with info on what’s new to help you in your herds, including a roundtable of breeders who are using robotic milking systems. Just a reminder that second notices for membership renewals have gone out. If you are not renewed by March 15, you will no longer be on the mailing list for the News. You can call our office at 1-800-223-4269 to renew by credit card or mail a check to the Baraboo office. And just a reminder to those that want to show this summer, anyone not renewed by May 31 will have an added $50 late fee. We’ve got some exciting events coming up this spring and it’s a great time to get out and visit with your fellow Holstein breeders. Hope to see you around! Until next time... 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2016




March 2016 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon & Wood counties 5 Purple Ribbon Classic Sale, Marshfield, managed by Wood Area Holstein Breeders 5 Butlerview Dispersal, Elkhorn, managed by Butler Auctions LLC 19 Green|Rock Cattle Sale, WI Farm Auction Facility, Brooklyn, 12 noon 19 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, Weyauwega 23 WHA Barn Meeting hosted by Endres Berryridge Farms LLC, Waunakee, 11 a.m. 25 Spring Fashions at the Northern, Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Fond du Lac, 11 a.m. 25-26 Milksource TAG Event Sale, Kaukauna 30 WHA Barn Meeting hosted by Sugar Creek Dairy, Elkhorn, 11 a.m. 31 WHA Barn Meeting hosted by Voight Acres, Shiocton, 11 a.m. April 2016 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 2 Hammer Time at Heritage, hosted by Hammertime Holsteins & Heritage Holsteins, Whitewater, 11 a.m. 7 Our Favorite Holsteins Herd Reductions Sale, Fall Creek 9 RedFest at Crescentmead, Ixonia, 12:00 noon 9 Barron County Spring Classic, Barron Pavilion 16 Marathon County Calf & Heifer Showcase, hosted by Dream Team Holsteins, Don & Jenna Fahey, Merrill, 12:00 noon 22 Midwest Spring Red & White Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, 10 a.m. 22 Wisconsin Spring Jersey Showcase, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, 10 a.m. 23 Midwest National Spring Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, 8:30 a.m. May 2016 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 7 Vernon County Sale, Vernon County Fairgrounds, Viroqua, 7:30 p.m. 14 Define Your Destiny, hosted by Budjon Farms, Lomira 21 71st Dodgeramma, Beaver Dam Future Dates Junior Convention Jan. 6-8, 2017 Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wis. Dells, hosted by Dane County Junior Holstein Association Adult Convention Feb. 24-25, 2017 Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, hosted by Calumet Co. Midwest National Spring Show April 29, 2017 Alliant Energy Center, Madison District Shows June 13, 2016 District 1 Show, Rice Lake June 13, 2016 District 2 Show, Tomah June 14, 2016 District 7 Show, Luxemburg June 22, 2016 District 5 Show, Portage June 22, 2016 District 8 Show, West Bend June 23, 2016 District 4 Show, Neillsville June 24, 2016 District 6 Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison June 24, 2016 District 10 Show, Fond du Lac June 27, 2016 District 3 Show, Lancaster WI Championship Show July 29-30, 2016 Alliant Energy Center, Madison July 10-11, 2017 Alliant Energy Center, Madison

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Accelerated Genetics...................................... BC Agri-Graphics................................................ 25 Alpha Genetics .............................................. 25 AttenBabler/Kim Voigts .................................. 25 Cybil Fisher Photography ................................ 25 Great Northern .............................................. 26 Holstein International........................................ 5 Initial Design.................................................. 25 International Protein Sires/Our Help .............. IBC Koepke Farms, Inc.......................................... 15 Krohlow, Craig .............................................. 15 Mayer Farms ................................................ 15 NorthStar Cooperative .................................. 25 Origin Reproduction Services .......................... 15 Pete’s Auction & Photo .................................... 25 Rickert Bros. LLC ............................................ 15 Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman ........ IFC & 25 Second-Look Holsteins .................................... 15 Taurus Service ........................................ 5 & 25 Ultrascan, Inc ................................................ 25


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: Mandi Ramsburg 1510 Silverstone Trail #2, De Pere, WI 54115 cell: 920-530-5023 e-mail: 26–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2016

Badger Dairy Camp................................ 41 Berryridge Farms LLC .............................. 36 Bricco’s Cow Town .................................. 44 Crest-View-Acres .................................... 14 Green|Rock Dual County Sale ............ 32-33 Hammer Time at Heritage .................. 53-55 Hillpine Holsteins .................................... 22 Jamsar Holsteins .................................... 56 Manitowoc & Calumet Co. Juniors............ 35 Marathon County .............................. 46-50 Marsh-Vue Holsteins .......................... 38-39 Milksource Tag Sale ................................ 24 Opsal’s Ridge .......................................... 8 Our Favorite ............................................ 9 Outagamie Spring Sale .......................... 56 Ra-Mar-Land .......................................... 52 RedFest with a Touch of Black .................. 30 Roxy-Dane Holsteins .............................. 30 Second-Look Holsteins ............................ 36 Spring Fashions at the Northern .............. 10 Sugar Creek Dairy .................................. 25 UW-Madison.......................................... 11 Violet Hill .............................................. 63 Walk-Era .............................................. 15 Wargo Acres.......................................... 37 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale .......................... 26-27 Wilstar .................................................. 60

March 2016 WI Holstein News  

March 2016 Wisconsin Holstein News featuring Midwest Holsteins, Barn Meeting info and Junior Convention results.

March 2016 WI Holstein News  

March 2016 Wisconsin Holstein News featuring Midwest Holsteins, Barn Meeting info and Junior Convention results.