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March 2017

Volume 89 No. 3

Midwest Holsteins issue Junior Convention results Treasure Quest calf entries Breeder Profile: Krohlow Reg. Holsteins

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1-800-223-4269 Wisconsin Holstein News: Official Publication of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Published 11 months per year by Wisconsin Holstein Publications To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; Phone (608) 723-4933; Fax (608) 723-4973; e-mail: March 2017

VOLUME 89 No. 3

Features: 6 8 15 16 19 20 MW38

Breeder Profile: Krohlow Registered Holsteins Junior Convention results Nutrition Notes - Feed Efficiency in the TPI Formula 2017 Treasure Quest calf entries 2019 WHA Futurity late entry form #OneBlackandWhite - Mark Rueth & Blackrose 2016 Outstanding Holstein Boy & Girl

Departments: 5 14 21 22 24 25 38

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs Courtney’s Cattle Crossing: WHA Princess Courtney Moser Breeder Business Cards WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

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

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Kevin Jorgensen, President (2018)* - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Chad Ryan, Vice President (2017)* - 920-960-1449 N4067 Twin Oaks Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Kent Wendorf, Secretary (2017)* - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 Pam Selz-Pralle, Exec. Committee (2018) - 715-334-3434 N4621 US Hwy. 12, Humbird, WI 54746 Craig Carncross, Exec. Committee (2018) - 608-592-2560 W13157 Co. Hwy. J, Lodi, WI 53555 Bill Calvert (2018)* - 608-732-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Steve Endres (2019) - 608-279-5952 7191 Hyer Rd., Waunakee, WI 53597 Joseta Halbur (2019) - 715-821-9672 120 E. Main St., Eden, WI 53019 Heather Jauquet (2019) - 920-371-7511 W2285 County Rd. S, Pulaski, WI 54162 Tracy Mitchell (2017)* - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Bryan Stremcha (2019) - 608-790-1925 N4381 Prairie Rd., Bangor, WI 54614 Erica Ullom (2019) - 715-933-0477 5398 County Hwy. A, Bloomer, WI 54724 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION


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On The Cover

This month’s cover photo by Danae Bauer features our 2016 Outstanding Holstein Boy and Girl, Logan Voigts of Platteville and Kristen Broege of Janesville. You can read more about these two junior members on pages 38 & 39 of the Midwest Holsteins section. Full results from the Junior Convention can be found starting on page 8.

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs


L Congratulations to Matt & Kristina Hopkins on the birth of their son Brandt James, born December 11, weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz. and 21 inches long. He joins big sister Lily. J Congratulations to Mark and Angie Ulness, Valders, for being named National Outstanding Young Farmers. E Congratulations to Sam & Jenn Zimmerman, Ringle, for being named this year’s Wisconsin Outstanding Young Farmers.

Dear Holstein Breeders, The pace of our industry is evident in everything going on at Holstein USA! In 2016, 690,000 animals were identified, more than ever before, and 18% over last year. Holstein Complete enrolled cows were up 9%. The technology project is progressing. HAUSA is investing in this new network that will result in the capability to better serve members with information, and new online tools. Already you can go to our webpage to learn all you need to know about Polled Holsteins, and our inbreeding calculator is a great way to make sure your matings stay in your comfort zone for inbreeding. Three new traits have been added to Holstein pedigrees this year. Feed Efficiency, Fertility Index, and Sire Calving Ease are now displayed on all pedigree versions for the subject, the sire, and the dam. Inclusion of these traits make it easy to use these factors in your breeding decisions. The next months will include an opportunity for attending our HAUSA Judges Conference in Stillwater Oklahoma on April 7. The Type Advisory Committee and the Genetic Advancement Committee will meet in March. These grassroots committees give our membership the ability to steer the breed into the future. Our annual convention is in Bellevue, Wash., this year from June 28 to July 1. This will be the first year of our increased delegate numbers, giving more members voice in our governing. This year from the Midwest, Dale Drendel is up for re-election to the board, and Boyd Schaufelberger is running for president. Corey Geiger from Wisconsin has declared his candidacy for vice president. It promises to be an interesting and exciting event so plan on joining everyone in Washington! It is certainly our pleasure and honor to represent you, the members, on your Holstein board. Please contact us with concerns and ideas. Your National Directors, Dale Drendel, Director Mark Kerndt, Director Boyd Schaufelberger, Vice President Paul Buhr, Director

U Congratulations to Don & Jenna Fahey, Merrill, on the birth of their son Kase Donald, born February 17, weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. and 20 inches long. He joins big sisters Malayna & Kendra.

D Tyler & Shannon Fust, Wausau, welcomed daughter Savannah Emma on February 6, weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz. and 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by big sister Sarah and brother Tanner. Congratulations! The Wisconsin Holstein News encourages readers and members to submit information for the Wisconsin Holstein Briefs column. We are looking for news of a wedding, birth announcement, award winner or death that Wisconsin Holstein breeders should know about. High quality, submitted photos will be printed if space is available. Please submit your information to the Wisconsin Holstein News by mail at PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; or email to

Welcome to These New Members

Adult members: Craig Edler, Browntown Junior members: Allison & Chloe Zernicke, Bonduel Cooper Uelman, Bonduel Garrett Schindler, Bloomer Levi Stuessel, Alma Center


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Introducing our

Ladies in RED Johnson-Way Rainclud-Red-ET In honor of Geraldine Cooper

February’s answer:

Bonnie Cooper & Moss-Oak Triump Trudy e February winner is Wil Strack, Athens

is month’s question: What year did Norman Rasmussen become the Wisconsin Holstein secretary? Send answers to or mail to 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53719 Correct answers will be put into a random drawing for (2) coupons for an extra value basket and a (2) coupons good for a 2-scoop sundae sponsored by Culver’s. Junior members with a correct answer will also earn an additional $100 in Holsti-Bucks per correct answer.

VG-86 +1963 GTPI +3.6PL +3.5DPR 4-06 305 34,781 1105F 1120P Dams: EX-91 Advent x VG-88 Rudolph x 3E-94 Stelbro Renita Ranger-Red, 3x All-American & Grand Champion at WDE 1998 & 2001

Her 3 early Apoll-P daughters: • POLLED! New-Day Apoll Ruth-PO-Red-ET +2198G +4.1PL +1.25T +1.25UDC, a2 results soon! flushing soon to Lucky-PP-Red & Reggie-P *RC • POLLED! New-Day Apoll Regen-PO-Red-ET +2123G +1.44T +698M, bred to 7HO12708 Loyola-P • New-Day Apoll Reyna-Red-ET +1101M +.05%P +46P, breeding soon to Lucky-PP

New Day Dairy Robert, Kena, Emanuel & Evan Strack

Athens, WI 715-680-1668 | RHA: 108 cows 29,866M 1091F 924P wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2017-5


Krohlow Reg. Holsteins Craig & Marlene Krohlow, Black Creek by Ashley Yager

Marlene & Craig Krohlow with grandkids Payton, Conway, Brandi and Callie

he Craig and Marlene Krohlow family has made some significant strides in their already impressive herd of Holsteins since we last visited the farm in 2004. They have reached many goals while continuing to breed outstanding, high-type individuals and make their mark in the Registered Holstein industry. The Krohlows have called their Outagamie County farm home since 1978, when they started with just 13 head in their 36-cow tie stall barn. The farm is nestled on 240 acres, where Craig and Marlene grow soybeans for cash cropping, corn for cows and heifers and wheat. The barn is currently home to 33 Holsteins, including 17 Excellent and 12 Very Good, in addition to a few Jerseys that yield a BAA of 113%. The herd’s rolling herd average with Jerseys included is at 23,000 pounds milk, with a 4.1% fat and 3.1% protein test. Craig and Marlene raised three children on the farm; Tiffany, Ryan and Travis. Tiffany, her husband Nick, and daughters Brandi and Payton live in Cecil and Tiffany is a pharmacy technician. Ryan, his wife Haley and children Callie and Conway live on a farmette in Poynette. Ryan is a part of the Milksource Genetics show string staff, and Haley works for the WI Department of Agriculture. Finally, son Travis is a fitter for the Great

Northern and Budjon Farms. He also gets the Craig-Kro herd ready for shows and classifications. Even though none of the children are active in the day-to-day on the farm, Ryan and Travis have taken their own paths to remain active and successful in the Registered Holstein industry – a passion instilled in them through their parents’ drive and success in the home herd. In the last 13 years, Craig and Marlene have not only excelled in the show ring, but they are nearing in on their goal of 100 homebred Excellent cows. With that total now at 96, the Krohlows are thinking a little more about the next generation and retirement. Employee Jim Stille has been a tremendous help on the farm and is showing potential to take on a more substantial role in the future. The Krohlows breeding focus has been consistent and it shows walking through the barn. Craig and Marlene have always liked to see daughters from a bull before using the semen. They prefer cows with tremendous strength and utilize bulls with a strong cow family. Craig served as a aAa representative for eight years, and utilized the program for nearly 20 years before becoming a rep for Semex, Triple Hill and Sexing Technologies on May 1 of last year. Sires being used in the herd at this time include Absolute, Brady, Doorman, Solomon and Windhammer. Craig has really liked the Absolute daughters, and visitors can still find a few Durham daughters sprinkled in the heifer pens. One of their favorite Absolutes, Craig-Kro Absolute Peace scored EX-91 and was the winning Junior 2-year-old at the District 7 Show

Craig-Kro Absolute Peace EX-91

Craig-Cro Timber HotShot EX-94


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Gildale Holsteins to host 2017 Wisconsin Holstein State Picnic

Craig-Cro Durham Hotsy Totsy EX-95 in 2014. She also won the Outagamie County Futurity and placed 14th as a Junior 3-year-old at World Dairy Expo in 2015. One of the bulls that exemplifies the Krohlows’ breeding theory is Craig-Kro Damion Hotrod, an EX-94 no-holes-pedigreed sire that is marketed through Triple Hill Sires. This Damion son’s first five dams average EX-92 with EX-94 udders. His dam, Craig-Kro Timber HotShot, is EX-94 with an EX-95 mammary, and at 4-06 and 362 days she produced 32,460 milk with 4.1 1325 fat and 2.9 954 protein. Hotrod’s next dams include industry-influencing sires Roy, Leader, Astro Jet, Elevation, Arlinda Chief, and Carnation, and combine for a total of 11 generations of high VG or EX. On the female side, the “Hot” and “Ash” families have done particularly well for Craig and Marlene, as they make up over 30% of the herd and include ten generations of Craig-Kro breeding back to the same brood cow. The highest scoring female from the “Ash” family is Craig-Kro Affirm Ashtine, EX-94. The second goal of Craig’s prior to retirement was to breed an EX-95 cow. He reached his mission with one of biggest impact cows from the “Hot” family - Craig-Kro Durham Hotsy Totsy, EX-95 93-MS. She was flushed to Windbrook, Sanchez, and Gold Chip, and is still in the herd at 10 years of age. Hotsy Totsy took Supreme Champion honors at the Outagamie County Fair as a three and four-year-old. She was also named Best Bred and Owned and Reserve Intermediate Champion of the District 7 Holstein Show as a young cow. The Krohlows still have some animals showing at a few junior shows and enjoy getting the local youth involved. At the 2016 Wisconsin Junior State Fair, Jen Krull exhibited the Junior Champion Holstein with a project animal from Craig and Marlene – a fall yearling named Craig-Kro Hammer Jammer. This Windhammer daughter is from a VG-87 Linjet backed by an EX September Storm, a VG-88-2Y Roy and a EX-92 Mason. Craig and Marlene also market a few select animals to local sales. This spring they have a Doorman headed to the Waupaca/Waushara Sale, as well as a fresh Absolute daughter to the Outagamie County Sale. The Krohlows have had a great run in the business, and Craig’s next adventure is running for the WHA Board. He admits it is his way of giving back to the Registered Holstein business; the business that has helped he and now his sons make a living. As Craig nears the 60-year mark at the end of the decade, he and Marlene hope to continue spending more time with the grandchildren and enjoying the next generation.

Gildale Holsteins and the Mark, Erik and Brenda Gilbertson family of Hollandale, Wis., will host the 2017 Wisconsin Holstein Picnic on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The Gilbertson family is nestled in the rolling hills of southwest Wisconsin, and milks a 50-cow herd of Registered Holsteins with a BAA of 110.1%. The Gilbertsons focus on breeding a high-type cow, and have enjoyed a large amount of success in the show ring, being named Premier Breeder and Exhibitor at the District 3 Holstein Show multiple times. Erik and Brenda are especially excited to see the next generation get involved on the farm - daughters Makenna, Elise and Naydeen. The Gilbertsons are very excited to host this state event, and will hold a tag sale in coordination with the picnic. Other activities will include the traditional dairy judging contest, activities for kids, and great food and camaraderie with Holstein breeders from across the state. The picnic is funded with the help of the Wisconsin Holstein Treasure Quest, held each spring in coordination with the Midwest National Spring Holstein Show. Make plans to join fellow WHA breeders on September 17 as we celebrate Holstein pride, family and fellowship at the 2017 state picnic.

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Junior Holstein Convention Results It’s a Black and White Affair at 2017 Junior Convention The annual Wisconsin Junior Holstein Wisconsin Holstein activities in 2016. In addition to Logan and Kristen, 2016 Distinguished Junior Holstein Convention was hosted by the Dane County juniors in Wisconsin Dells at Glacier Canyon Members included Rachel Coyne of Pierce County, Kelsey Cramer of Lodge, January 6-8, 2017. Over 500 Holstein Green County, Zachary Endres of Dane County, Kalista Hodorff of Fond members, chaperones, and volunteers were du Lac County, Mason Jauquet of Shawano County, Matthew Kramer of Fond du Lac County, Carley Krull of Jefferson County, Katherine Larson in attendance to help make the weekend a huge success. Throughout the convention junior members participated in numerous of Vernon County, Rachel McCullough of Green County, Austin Nauman contests, including speaking, arts and crafts, photography, dairy jeopardy of Monroe County, Hannah Nelson of Pierce County, Megan Nelson of and dairy bowl. The largest competition of the weekend was dairy bowl, Trempeauleau County, Paige Nelson of Pierce County, Nicole Pralle of Clark County, Brooke Trustem of Rock County, Alli Walker of Columbia in which 37 junior, 24 senior, and 11 rookie teams competed. Over 50 volunteers helped coordinate dairy bowl matches, dairy County, and Danielle Warmka of Dodge County. The Young Distinguished Junior Holstein Members included Nicole jeopardy contests, and the speaking contest. As the dairy bowl contest came to a close, the Dodge County juniors took top honors in the junior division Broege of Rock County, Madison and McKenzie Calvert of Lafayette County, Coltin Coffeen of Brown County, Eliza defeating Brown County, and the Shawano Endres of Dane County, Matthew Gunst of County seniors defeated a tough Manitowoc Dodge County, Hannah Hockerman of County team to earn the honor to represent Marquette County, Kaianne Hodorff of Fond du Wisconsin at the National Holstein Convention Lac County, Evan Jauquet of Shawano County, in Washington. Dodge County’s team included Ben Kronberg of Rock County, Kylie Nickels of Kylie Nickels, Matthew Gunst, Grady Wendorf Dodge County, and Samantha Pitterle of Dodge and Sam Pitterle. Shawano County’s team was County. comprised of Mason Jauquet, Ben Schmidt, Finally, 12 & Under Member Recognition Carmen Haack, and McKenna Coffeen. was awarded to Ashley and Colton Brandel of Rounding out the top five for the junior Jefferson County, Payton Calvert of Lafayette contest was Manitowoc County, Green County County, Abby Giddings of Marathon County, and Clark County girls. Finishing in third through Cathryn and Christopher Gunst of Waushara fifth place in the senior division were Wood County, Jacob and Logan Harbaugh of Shawano County, Rock County and Lafayette County. County, Kaydence Hodorff of Fond du Lac All juniors at convention had the chance to County, Brianna Meyer of Calumet County, compete in the dairy jeopardy competition. The Emily Stumpf of Fond du Lac County, and top competitor in each of three age brackets has Kenadee Weigel of Grant County. the opportunity to compete at the national level. Of the exceptional youth recognized, five Qualifying this year was Clarissa Ulness of representatives in the DJM and three in the Manitowoc County in the junior division, McKenna Coffeen of Brown County in the 2016 Outstanding Holstein Boy & Girl: YDJM categories were selected to submit award forms to the national level with hopes of being intermediate division, and Jordan Siemers of Logan Voigts & Kristen Broege honored at the National Convention. Logan Manitowoc County in the senior division. Placing Voigts, Kristen Broege, Austin Nauman, Carley second and third in the junior division were Grady Krull and Brooke Trustem were all chosen to represent Wendorf of Dodge County and Marissa Vosbers of Wisconsin as DJMs. The YDJM delegates include Ben Green County. In the intermediate division, Coltin Kronberg, Matthew Gunst, and Hannah Hockerman. Coffeen of Brown County took second, and Josh The 2017 Wisconsin Holstein Princess and Attendant Gerbitz of Rock County was third. In the senior were also crowned at the banquet on Saturday evening. division, Paul Grulke of Dodge County and Allie This year, Courtney Moser of Vernon County will serve Breunig of Dane County placed second and third, as the WHA Princess, and Kelsey Cramer of Green respectively. County will join her as the WHA Princess Attendant. In the speaking contest, Wisconsin can send up to Special recognition is given to youth leaders that three delegates in each division to compete at National have been nominated by youth in the Junior Holstein Convention. To compete, youth must prepare a speech Association and selected by the Junior Activities on a topic related to the dairy industry at a length Committee. This year’s WHY (Wisconsin Holstein assigned to their specific age division. Heading to Youth) Friends were Joseta Halbur of Fond du Lac National Convention this year are Elizabeth Gunst of County in the five year and under division, and Bill and Dodge County, Jacob Harbaugh of Shawano County, Kelle Calvert of Lafayette County in the six years and and Madeline Hensel and Sara Dorshorst of Wood over division. County with a third place tie in the junior division. The Wisconsin Holstein Association awarded over Brianna Meyer of Manitowoc County, Mae Buttles of $16,000 in scholarships this year, and an auction was St. Croix County, and Lauren Siemers of Manitowoc held to raise funds for future awards. Donated items County qualified in the intermediate division. RepresentWHA Princesses auctioned off included UW-Madison Men’s Hockey ing the senior division will be Courtney Moser of Vernon 2017 Princess Courtney Moser & County, Kelsey Cramer of Green County and Hannah Princess Attendant Kelsey Cramer tickets donated by Larry Nelson, UW-Madison Men’s Basketball tickets donated by Corey Geiger and Krista Ullom of Chippewa County. On Saturday evening, the annual banquet was held to honor outstand- Knigge, another pair of men’s basketball tickets donated by the Rob ing juniors in the Association. Logan Voigts of Lafayette County and Rippchen family, a stay at the “Doctor’s House” by Daluge Travel, a session Kristen Broege of Rock County claimed the most prestigious honor, being from Farmgirl Photography donated by Danae Bauer, an Andis clippers named Outstanding Holstein Boy and Girl. These individuals have excelled donated by Andis, a pair of Green Bay Packer 2017 tickets donated by in their Holstein programs and have been an asset to the Association Kevin Jorgensen, a pedal tractor donated by Farmers Implement of and dairy industry as a whole. Also receiving honors were 17 other Distin- Mineral Point, and a set of Bonnie Mohr plates donated by Brian Herr. guished Junior Members, 12 Young Distinguished Junior Members, and Funds from these items are put into the WHA scholarship fund, and over 12 Twelve & Under Recognition winners, all of which excelled in their $3,900 was added this year. High school seniors, short course, and two and 8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2017

Young Distinguished Junior Members

Distinguished Junior Members

Front – Danielle Warmka, Matthew Kramer, Logan Voigts, Kristen Broege, Nicole Pralle & Zach Endres Middle - Paige Nelson, Hannah Nelson, Austin Nauman, Rachel McCullough & Kelsey Cramer Back - Brooke Trustem, Carley Krull, Kalista Hodorff, Mason Jauquet, Alli Walker, Megan Nelson & Rachel Coyne

National DJM Representatives

Front – Matthew Gunst, Samantha Pitterle, Madison Calvert & Nicole Broege Middle - Evan Jauquet, Eliza Endres & McKenzie Calvert Back - Coltin Coffeen, Kaianne Hodorff, Ben Kronberg, Hannah Hockerman & Kylie Nickels

National YDJM Representatives

four-year college students that are members of WHA are all eligible for Door County, Alli Walker of Columbia County, Mitchell Schroepfer of Langlade County, and Kenni Bores of Wood County. these scholarships. The convention concluded Sunday morning with an awards breakfast Throughout the convention, youth were recognized for other outstanding achievements, including Junior Progressive Breeder and Long and the annual business meeting, where four new Junior Activities Range Production animals producing 100,000 to over 200,000 pounds of Committee (JAC) members were elected. The JAC group is responsible for milk over their lifetime. Those receiving Junior Progressive Breeder Awards coordinating and overseeing all junior events within the Wisconsin Junior include McKenna Coffeen of Brown County, Nathan Cordes of Barron Holstein Association. Selected this year for the southwest district was County, Allissa Frisle of Barron County, Jacob Harbaugh of Shawano Jessica Steger of Crawford County, Sam Minch of Wood County for the County, Sarah Henschel of Sheboygan County, Hannah and Holden northwest district, Carley Krull of Jefferson County for the southeast, and Hockerman of Marquette County, Kayli, Kalista, Kaianne and Kaydence Caleb Hamm of Waupaca County for the northeast district. These Hodorff of Fond du Lac County, Matthew Kramer of Fond du Lac members will serve a two-year term as a JAC, and join second-year County, Benjamin Kronberg of Rock County, Riley Miller of Rock County, members Zach Tolzman of Iowa County, Nicole Pralle of Clark County, Courtney Moser of Vernon County, Geneva Nunes of Chippewa County, Joseph Opsal of Dane County, and Katie Bauer of Waupaca County. The contest room is always fun and a great way to show off projects Joseph Opsal of Dane County, David Petersheim of Vernon County, Jessica and Nicole Pralle of Clark County, and Brooke, Dane and Luke done by junior members throughout the year. In the advertising contest, Trustem of Rock County. members submit advertisements they ran in the Wisconsin Holstein News Long Range Production owners of cows include Jake Brokish of Iowa or something they designed at home on their own. This year’s winners in County, Jacob Harbaugh of Shawano County, Kayli, Kalista and Kaianne the junior division were Kaelyn, Kenadee and Dylan Weigel of Grant County, Jacob and Logan Harbaugh Hodorff of Fond du Lac County, of Shawano County, and Ava Booth Matthew Kramer of Fond du Lac of Sheboygan County, with Weigel’s County, Benjamin Kronberg of Rock ad taking people’s choice honors. In County, Riley Miller of Rock County, the senior division, Kelsey Cramer of Geneva Nunes of Chippewa County, Green County, Brooke Trustem of Joseph Opsal of Dane County, David Rock County, and McKenna Coffeen Petersheim of Vernon County, Jessica of Brown County were recognized. and Nicole Pralle of Clark County, Taking people’s choice honors in the Emily Steger of Crawford County, senior division was Kelsey Cramer. and Brooke, Dane and Luke Trustem In the photography contest’s of Rock County. junior division of farm people photos, The Wisconsin Junior Holstein Gina Frisle of Barron County was Association awards interested juniors first, Logan Turgasen of Richland the opportunity to travel to an area of County was second and people’s the state to tour farms and learn from choice winner, and Natalie Roe of their dairy operations. This Farm Tour Green County was third. In the senior award was given to 12 recipients division, Joseph Opsal of Dane including Maddie Zutz of Manitowoc County was first, McKenna Coffeen County, Danielle Warmka of Dodge of Brown County was second and County, Geneva Nunes of Chippewa 12 & Under Recognition winners people’s choice winner, and Joseph County, Allie Breunig of Dane County, Collin Wille of Barron Front – Colton Brandel, Ashley Brandel, Kenadee Weigel & Emily Stumpf Opsal of Dane County was third. Middle - Christopher Gunst, Logan Harbaugh & Brianna Meyer County, Jared VanderWeele of In photography’s farm scenes Sheboygan County, Jake Siemers of Back - Cathryn Gunst, Kaydence Hodorff, Abby Giddings, Payton Calvert category, Jared Abraham of Sheboy& Jacob Harbaugh Manitowoc County, Claire Olson of gan County took first and people’s wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2017-9

choice, while Bekka Bast of Vernon County was second and Brandon Skomars of Marathon County was third in the junior division. Excelling in the senior division were Sam Minch of Wood County, and Courtney Moser of Vernon County with second and third, as well as people’s choice honors. Wrapping up the photography contest was the farm animals category, where Gunnar Sperle of Jefferson County took first, Brooke Hammann of Barron County took second and people’s choice honors, and Hannah Hensel of Wood County took third in the junior division. Joseph Opsal of Dane County took first and second place, and Courtney Moser of Vernon County took third in the senior division. People’s choice in the senior division went to Hope Petersheim of Vernon County. The juniors got creative in the drawing and painting contest, and taking top honors in the junior division were Clarissa Ulness of Manitowoc County, Delaney Turgasen of Richland County and Macie Abraham of Sheboygan County, with Clarissa earning people’s choice honors. In the senior division, Amanda Gehrke of Wood County was the winning entry and people’s choice, and Jenna Broege of Rock County was second place. Also bringing out creativity were those in the crafts contest. Hannah Hensel of Wood County was first and people’s choice winner, Matthew Gunst of Dodge County was second, and Morgan Cooper of Dane County was third the junior division. In the senior contest, Courtney Moser of Vernon County took first, and Kenni Bores of Wood County was second and people’s choice winner. 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, the District 5 juniors earned top honors, and Wood County took second. Digital scrapbooks were also submitted, and the winner of that contest was Manitowoc 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 Cathryn Gunst of Waushara County, second was Macie Abraham of Sheboygan County County, and third was Christopher Gunst of Waushara County. Macie Abraham was named people’s choice in this contest. First in the intermediate division was Jared Abraham of Sheboygan County, and second place and people’s choice was Kenni Bores of Wood County. In the senior contest, Courtney Moser of Vernon County was the winning entry and people’s choice winner. 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 was Cathryn Gunst of Waushara County. Second was Kaelyn Weigel of Grant County, and third place went to Madison Calvert of Lafayette County. In the senior division, Brooke Trustem of Rock County was first, Allison Bragger of Buffalo County was second and Sam Minch of Wood 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 Dodge County. The Bell-R-Ring contest was won by Rock County. 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 Kenadee Weigel of Grant County, Sam Pitterle of Dodge County, and Christina Buttles of Grant County. Recognized for high scores in the senior division were Ben Schmidt of Shawano County, Jake Siemers of Manitowoc County, and Paul Grulke of Dodge County. The Wisconsin Holstein Association would like to commend the Dane 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: Synergy Dairy – Jay & Heather Jauquet and Gary & Linda Olson for the Registered Holstein heifer calf, WI State Farmer, UW-Platteville Dairy Club, Accelerated Genetics, Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, Animart, ABS Global, Inc., Sexing Technologies, The Country Today, NASCO, East Central/Select Sires, Cattle Connection, UWMadison Badger Dairy Club, International Protein Sires, Semex, Jetstream Genetics, UW-River Falls Dairy Club, Zoetis, World Dairy Expo, Agri-View, Hoard’s Dairyman, Wisconsin Holstein Association, Wisconsin Holstein Publications, and additional baskets provided by the Junior Activities Committee and WHA Royalty. 10–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2017

Scholarship Recipients

Front - Zach Endres, Austin Nauman, Evan Schindler, Jordan Dittrich, David Pintens & Bryce Krull Back - Brooke Trustem, Carley Krull, Kennedy Stumpf, Rachel Coyne, Allisa Frisle, Emma Olstad, Maria Balbach & Carmen Haack

Friend of the JAC

Front - Katie Bauer, Danae Bauer (Friend of the JAC), Joey Opsal Back - Kristen Broege, Nicole Pralle, Logan Voigts, Andrew Greenfield, Zach Tolzman & Rachel Coyne

WHY Friend Awards

Joseta Halbur, Fond du Lac County and Bill and Kelle Calvert, Lafayette County

Dodge County Junior Dairy Bowl Team

Front - Grady Wendorf, Sam Pitterle, Kylie Nickels and Matthew Gunst; back – coaches Linda Behling, Kyle Natzke, Carrie Warmka & Sarah Wendorf

Brown County Junior Dairy Bowl Team

Front - Katie Biese & coach Peggy Coffeen Back - Coltin Coffeen, Kevin Biese & Blake VanDeHei

Shawano County Senior Dairy Bowl Team

Front – coaches Heather Jauquet & Sara Harbaugh Back - Carmen Haack, Ben Schmidt, Mason Jauquet & McKenna Coffeen

Manitowoc County Senior Dairy Bowl Team

Front - Jordan Siemers, Summer Henschel, Jake Siemers & Brandon Biese Back - coaches Amanda Smith, Jennifer Meyer & Angie Ulness

3rd Junior Dairy Bowl - Manitowoc Co.

4th Junior Dairy Bowl - Green Co.

5th Junior Dairy Bowl - Clark Co. Girls

3rd Senior Dairy Bowl - Wood Co.

4th Senior Dairy Bowl - Rock Co.

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Essay Contest

Front – Sam Minch & Brooke Trustem Back – Madison Calvert, Kaelyn Weigel & Cathryn Gunst

Junior Progressive Breeders

Front - Matthew Kramer, Nicole Pralle, Riley Miller, Joey Opsal, David Petersheim & Geneva Nunes; Back - Luke Trustem, Brooke Trustem, Dane Trustem, Courtney Moser, Allissa Frisle, Jacob Harbaugh, Ben Kronberg, McKenna Coffeen, Jessica Pralle & Kalista Hodorff

Top Dairy Bowl Seating Exam Scores

Front - Sam Pitterle, Christina Buttles & Kenadee Weigel Back - Jake Siemers, Paul Grulke & Ben Schmidt

Long Range Production

Front - Luke Trustem, Dane Trustem, Matthew Kramer, Joey Opsal, David Petersheim & Geneva Nunes; Back - Brooke Trustem, Riley Miller, Jessica Pralle, Nicole Pralle, Jake Brokish, Jacob Harbaugh, Ben Kronberg, Kaianne Hodorff & Kalista Hodorff

Folding Display Contest

Front - Christopher Gunst, Macie Abraham & Cathryn Gunst Back - Courtney Moser, Jared Abraham & Kenni Bores

Photography Contest

Front - Jared Abraham, Hannah Hensel, Gunner Sperle, Gina Frisle & Brandon Skomars; Back - Courtney Moser, Joey Opsal, Bekka Bast, Hope Petersheim, Brooke Hammann, Natalie Roe, Sam Minch & McKenna Coffeen 12–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2017

Trip Award Winners

Front - Danielle Warmka, Allie Breunig, Kenni Bores & Geneva Nunes; Back - Jake Siemers, Joey Opsal, Collin Wille, Claire Olson

Dairy Jeopardy

Front - Clarissa Ulness, McKenna Coffeen & Jordan Siemers; Back - Grady Wendorf, Marissa Vosbers, Coltin Coffeen, Josh Gerbitz, Paul Grulke & Allie Breunig

Drawing and Painting Contest

Front - Macie Abraham & Amanda Gehrke Back - Clarissa Ulness & Jenna Broege

Crafts Contest

Advertising Contest

Front - McKenna Coffeen, Kelsey Cramer & Brooke Trustem; Back - Kenadee, Kaelyn & Dylan Weigel, Ava Booth and Jacob & Logan Harbaugh

2016 Graduates at Convention

Kati Kindschuh, Lizi Endres, Brad Warmka, Andrew Greenfield, Jessica Pralle, Elizabeth Endres & Charlie Hamilton

Front - Morgan Cooper & Matthew Gunst Back - Courtney Moser, Kenni Bores & Hannah Hensel

County Scrapbooks

Jake Siemers & Garrett Ulness for Manitowoc County and Maddy Hensel & Raina Simone for Wood County

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Senior Speaking Contest

Hannah Ullom, Kelsey Cramer & Courtney Moser

Junior & Intermediate Speaking Contest

Left photo - Brianna Meyer, Lauren Siemers, Elizabeth Gunst & Jacob Harbaugh; Right - Mae Buttles

Spirit Award - Dodge County

Courtney’s Cattle Crossing Hello Holstein Friends & Family, Who doesn’t love March Madness?! Depending on who you are, that saying certainly has different meanings. For high school and college athletes, coaches, and fans, it means tournament time with lots of cheering and support for your favorite teams and competitors. For gardeners, it means ordering supplies from seed catalogs, starting seedlings in little containers of potting soil, and just waiting to turn over the soil in the garden. On the farm, it might be the preparation for field work - greasing and repairing planting equipment, making seed purchases, and praying for early spring weather to lengthen the growing season. Perhaps you too share in one of my favorite March Madness activities, spring calves being born! It's exciting to look at the breeding wheel and think of all the possibilities for show winners, high type, and excellent 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2017

Bell-R-Ring - Rock County

scoring cattle. Will this be the time that you have chosen the best possible mating to give you a spring calf with phenomenal feet and legs? Will the dam’s excellent frame carry over to her offspring? There are so many possibilities to ponder. March is also a great time to select and begin to work more closely with your older show animals for the months ahead. In fact, the Midwest National Spring Show held April 28-29 is right around the bend. Be sure to enter your animals by the April 1 deadline if you plan to exhibit at Spring Show. Registration for District Shows will soon follow, and it is definitely never too early to train that winter of fall calf to lead too. Before closing for the exciting and busy month of March, I want to compliment the Calumet County Holstein Association members for a terrific adult convention at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton! It’s wonderful being able to connect with our adult association and learn even more about this fantastic industry we all love. Kelsey and I had an excellent time meeting everyone there and being a part of the celebration of our Wisconsin Holstein industry. Until our cattle crossings bring us together again, I wish each of you a safe and happy spring season! I’ll see you at Spring Show! Courtney Moser 2017 Wisconsin Holstein Association Princess

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Midwest Holsteins SPRING 2017

Illinois • Iowa • Michigan • Minnesota • Wisconsin

Something for Everyone. . . High Type, Elite Genomics, Show Heifers & Embryos from the Best of the Best!

Best Wes tern Plus Dubuque , Iow May 5, 20 a 17

KHW Regiment Apple-Red 3E-96 4-1 2x 365 35,750 4.7 1687 3.7 1314 Timeless. . . No matter what sire, what color, or what generation, the Apples transmit and make $$$$$. We are thrilled to offer her high type dtrs by Brasch and Kenosha. Born in December, they have the cut and recognition for numerous marketing opportunities.

Val-Bisson Shottle Imelda EX-94 6-08 2x 190 18,798 4.2 788 3.7 682 Inc Dam of Doorman. Imelda sells open and ready to flush. A favorite among many, she is prolific donor and phenomenal transmitter. One of the easiest cows in the world to mate. Buy the foundation and watch it develop.

Co-Vista Robust Riley EX-90 2-1 305 27,530 3.9 1069 3.3 920 Her VG-86 Uno sells fresh and along with her 2816 GTPI Jedi born in July and ready to flush. This family has continuous spiked over PA and they like to make embryos!!! Next dam is Gold Invite Ex 94 Nom. All-Canadian followed by a VG 88 Shottle back to Dellia 2E95. Flush age and over 2800 and available doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen very often.

Sandy-Valley Robust Ruby VG-87 2-4 2x 305 29,450 3.2 950 3.1 916 The dam of Rubicon and from Planet Sapphire, then all the way back to Dellia 2E95. This high production family hits again and again. Selling is her 909NM Delta Grâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;dtr from an EX Uno. She sells bred and ready to IVF for her new owner.

Join us on Cinco de Mayo and then attend the Courtlane Celebration Sale on Saturday! Tom Simon 563.599.9183 Rick Simon 563.744.3541 Mark Simon 563.542.1297 Bill Rauen 563.607.0694 For catalogs, please email Kyle ~

Tim Rauen 563.451.5866 Amanda Hauck 570.765.0536 Mark Butz 319.350.1426 Kyle Demmer 563.451.5376


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Midwest Holsteins INDEX Badger Dairy Camp ...................................... 68 Bluff-Ridge Holsteins .................................... 77 Brenhaven Holsteins & Jerseys ...................... 10 Cash’s Fairview Dairy.................................... 77 Clinton County Classic Sale .................... 26-27 Courtlane Celebration Sale .......................... 32 Farnear Holsteins ............................................ 2 Gildale Holsteins .......................................... 71 Gorentz Dairy .............................................. 70 Green County Heart of the Wheel Sale.. 74-75 Green Meadows Farm .................................. 22 Heatherstone ................................................ 16 Hilltop Dairy ................................................ 30 Illinois Championship Show ........................ 77 Indianhead Dispersal .............................. 28-29 Iowa Spring Sale ...................................... 42-43 Johnan Dispersal ............................................17 King Street Dairy .......................................... 10 Koester Dairy ................................................ 50 Lang, Eric ...................................................... 55 Luck-E Holsteins .......................................... 12 Mannanah Valley .......................................... 40



Marathon County .................................... 44-47 Michigan Holstein Association...................... 37 Midwest Spring Special ................................ 67 Milksource Genetics ...................................... 51 Minnesota Directory of Services .................. 76 Minnesota Spring Sale ............................ 60-61 Moram Holsteins & Jerseys .......................... 35 NICC Dairy Club Sale.................................... 6 Northwest Illinois Spring Sizzler .................. 73 On-Q Holsteins ............................................ 48 Opsal’s Ridge .......................................... 62-63 Outagamie County Spring Sale .................... 48 PDCA Calf Sale............................................ 70 Quest for Success III ................................ 19-21 R-R Letters.................................................... 34 RedFest with a Touch of Black .................... 78 Reeds Dairy .................................................. 35 RHC Holsteins .............................................. 58 Rickert Bros. .................................................. 31 Rob-Cri Dispersal.......................................... 66 Rock Edge Holsteins...................................... 41 Rod-er-Dic ......................................................59

Rosedale Dispersal..........................................49 Saintville Holsteins ..........................................9 Selz-Pralle Dairy ............................................33 Sheeknoll Farms ............................................79 South Dakota State Dairy Club ....................23 South Dakota State University ......................13 Star Summit Holsteins....................................54 Stetson Dispersal .......................................... 66 Summit Farms ................................................36 Sunrose Holsteins ............................................8 Tick Tock Energy .......................................... 73 University of Illinois ......................................18 University of Minnesota.................................. 3 University of Wisconsin-Madison .................. 7 Violet Hill ...................................................... 69 Vitality Crew .................................................. 5 Voigtscrest...................................................... 41 W-R-L Daniels Farm LLC ............................72 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale .................................................................. 56-58 Wisconsin Dairy Showcase............................ 80 Willows Edge ................................................ 11 Wilstar............................................................ 24

cover photo by Maddy Hensel, Pittsville, Wis.

Wisconsin Holstein Association 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 Phone (608) 356-2114 • Fax (608) 356-6312 1-800-223-4269 To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813 Phone (608) 723-4933 • Fax (608) 723-4973 e-mail: WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION STAFF: Darin Johnson, Executive Director Laura Wackershauser, Editor/Advertising Manager Sharon Maffei, Membership Coordinator Ashley Yager, Public Relations Associate WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Kevin Jorgensen, President - Waupun, 920-210-3992 Chad Ryan, Vice President - Fond du Lac, 920-960-1449 Kent Wendorf, Secretary - Viroqua, 608-689-2201 Craig Carncross, Executive Committee - Lodi, 608-592-2560 Pam Selz-Pralle, Executive Committee - Humbird, 715-334-3434 Bill Calvert - Cuba City, 608-759-2080 Steve Endres - Waunakee, 608-279-5952 Joseta Halbur - Eden, 715-821-9672 Heather Jauquet - Pulaski, 920-371-7511 Tracy Nelson - Ellsworth, 715-307-1804 Bryan Stremcha - Bangor, 608-790-1925 Erica Ullom - Bloomer, 715-933-0477 NATIONAL DIRECTOR: Paul Buhr - 608-606-3480 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017 - 5

11thDAIRY Edition NICC CLUB SALE Selling 65 Head Holstein & Jerseys Saturday, April 1, 2017 11:30A.M. Fayette Co. Fairgrounds, West Union, Iowa

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EX97 3E GMD 44700m 2222m 2x Supreme Ch World Expo Selling her Sept of ‘16 Armani Gr. Dau. Dam-Ex92, 39000m 1850f Potential fourth generation Excellent Consignor: Golden Oaks Farm

Henkeseen L Lipstick-Red- ET Larcrest Cale ET EX94 3E 25400m 1095f Gr. Dam-EX91 2E, 31300m 1280f Selling-A Colt P Red Dau. Born Sept. ‘16 8 Excellent Dams going back to Roxy Consignor: Trent Henkes

VG89 DOM 41700m 2200f 1 st Fat-Minn. 2yrs Selling Nov. ’16 Modesty Gr. Dau. 3 rd Dam-Larcrest Crimson EX94 3E DOM GMD 46300m 2440f Life: 195800m Next Dam-Cosmopolitan Consignor: Hendel Farms

Scientific Alexas Rae ET

EX94 3E 38600m 1580f Selling Her VG85 2 yr old Aftershock Gr. Dam-Debutante Rae, EX92 GMD DOM 32900m 1440f 8 generations Excellent Consignor: Mayerlane Holsteins

Additional Headliners—

Schulte Bros Tequila Lizzy ET Kingsmill Tobis Trinity ET EX90 14570m 5.8% 847f Selling her an Mar. ’16 Incentive dau. Gr. Dam- Excellent Consignor: Mitch Schulte

EX91 2E 29270m 1200f Selling her Fever dau. due sale time. Gr. Dam-EX96 3E 44090m 2190f Next Dan-EX96 3E DOM Consignor: Jim & Janet Kappers

For catalogs & more info contact: PETE’S AUCTION & PHOTO, INC. **507-352- 4162 ** Catalog online after March 20, 2017 at & Dairy Agenda Today Normen Peterson, Auctioneer 507-421- 3890 Alan Dkyshorn, Pedigrees 712- 441-0686 Chuck Will, Ringman 218-731-9536 Brad Peterson, Ringman 507-273-2710 John Diersen, Ringman 507-459-1975

MS Minsu Dolo Nobilo ET VG87 at 3yrs 30470m 1021f Selling June ’16 Integral dau. Gr. Dam-VG88, 32300m 1300f Next dam-VG88, 25090m 1170f 4 th Dam-VG87, 32440m 1490f Next 7 dams all Excellent Consignor: Dean Opsahl

Sale hosted by: NortheastIACommunityCollegeDairyCenter 1527 Hwy 150, Calmar, IA 52132 Dairy Club Adviser: Dave Lawstuen 563-534-9957 Ext.112 Cell 563-419-3870

**VG86 Sid Dam-EX91 3E, 34500m 1090f, Life: 188800m. Next dam-Ex91 GMD DOM, 33500m 1380f. 3rd dam-EX92 GMD DOM 45100m 1880f. 4 th dam-EX90 GMD DOM, 29200m 1190f. Consignor: Matt Henkes **A Sept ’16 Sochi Dau. Dam-EX, 25700m. Gr. Dam-EX93 3E, 31500m Life: 176900m. 3rd Dam-EX95 4E, Top Rec.44300m 2050f, Life-216000 Next dam-EX94 2E, 34500m 1490f, Life: 127000 Consignor: Caleb Norton **Kingboy dau. due saletime GTPI2555 Dam-A VG88 Planet, 33080m 11430f Gr. Dam-A VG87 Mac dau., 25500m 1120f Next dam-VG88, 31800m 1300f 4 th Dam-VG88 GMD DOM, 36500m 1590f Consignor: Red-E- J Holsteins **A Mar. ’16 Piranha-P RC dau. , GTPI +2320G. Dam-A VG86 Doorman dau. The number 5 type cow of the breed - PTAT+3.77. From the Apple family. Consignor: Blake Hansen

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Sunrose Jess EX 94

Jess will be well represented in the sale with daughters, grand daughters and great grand daughters selling. In addition, one of her Defiant daughters will be the grand prize in the Sunrose Sale Essay contest. Check our website, or the Sunrose Sale Facebook page for more details.

Sunrose Liberty VG 87 @ 2yr

Sunrose Just Tequila EX 91 @ 3 yr Int Champion 2016 Indiana State Show Just is a Tequila from Miss Jalepino, who was Int Champion at the 2013 OH Spring Show, and Grand Champion at the 2013 Indiana State Show. Just sells due in early September to Impression

Res. Int. Champion IN State Show & State Fair 2016 Intermediate Champion IN Junior Show 2016 Liberty is a Goldchip x EX Dundee X EX Leduc X EX Quality Frisco X 4 more VG Canadian dams. *Her dam, Linda, is a maternal sister to Sunrose Champion Lydia EX who was Res All American Winter Yearling in 2007. *Liberty is fresh in December and seems to have really taken a leap forward, as the Goldchips seem to in their 2nd lactation.  *Her two natural daughters, a late January winter yearling by Brady, and an early December Crush both sell as well.

First choice females by Mr Sunrose Saturn from the Expo Grand Champion & Royal Winter Fair Reserve Grand Champion Rainyridge Talent Barbara EX 95 All American & All Canadian 5 year old 2010 *River Valley is sending a VG 87 2 yr old Goldwyn, straight out of Barbara! She will be fresh a month at sale time and will show as a 4 yr old this year.

Brackleyfarm Chelios Cheerio EX 96 - Milksource Genetics Reserve Grand 2016 Royal Winter Fair

Sheeknoll Durham Arrow Sheeknoll Holsteins Expo Grand Champion

*A rare opportunity to add a GREAT pedigreed young cow to your program, straight from everyone's favorite Talent!

Bruce & Tricia Gingerich & Family 13330 County Rd 42 • Millersburg, IN USA 46543

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•Next two dams are 89pts • Two sons in AI • Daughter Saintville Megaman Mallory sold in 2010 at the Minnesota National Convention Sale for $19,000 (pictured below).

2-00 2X 333 33210 3..5 1152 3.1 1026 3-00 2X 365 35970 3.7 1319 3.0 1091 4-09 2X 342 32340 3.9 1257 3.2 1019 5-10 2X 365 39870 4.0 1577 3.1 1242 7-02 2X 365 34030 3.9 1344 3.4 1159 8-04 2X 365 35833 3.7 1318 3.3 1186 9-07 First two tests were 138lbs and 129lbs

Saintville Megaman Mallory-VG 86 Life 2455 228150 3.8 8650 3.2 7330 • Daughter Miss Booken Marly GP 83 owned by T-Spruce has sons in AI and progeny milking in Japan • Daughter ST-M Sterling Mindy-ET has a daughter that was the #1 ranking megasire in the world- 2015 • Daughter Saintville Iota Mareen-ET went EX-90 as a 3-yr-old and was a dam of merit in 2016 Saintville Iota Mareen-ET EX 90

• Daughter Saintville Oak Marisa-ET has a son just released at Accelerated. Marisa is the dam of Saintville Lisa the 9th ranked Silver in the world. Shesold at the World Classic Sale in 2016 for $55,000 • Daughter Saintville Supersire Marasire VG-86 has two sons over +2700G going to AltaGenetics

Saintville Holsteins

Rick Haler “We invite you to come check out this spectacular cow family!” - Rick and Christy

Jerland Advent Greta-Red

King Street Arcrvl Go4Gold Born: 7-26-16 Sire: Eclipse Atwood Archrival Dam: King Street Brbwr Galaxy-ET RC (GP82 2yr old) 3rd Spring Calf, 2014 MI Dairy Expo

NOW FOLLOWED BY 10 GENERATIONS EXCELLENT!!!!!! GDam: MS Tri-Koebel Go-Getter RC (EX90 EEEVE) • 4th Fall Calf, 2012 Mid-East National Holstein Show • 1st Fall Calf, 2012 MI Spring Show 3rd Dam: Jerland Advent Greta-Red (EX91) • Nominated All American R&W 5 year old 2014 • 5th 5 year old WDE R&W Show 2014 • 2nd Dam/Daughter, WDE R&W Show 2014 4th Dam: Scientific Grace-Red (EX91) • Nominated All-American 2007 & 2008 • 1st Aged Cow, 2008 Midwest Spring National R&W Show • 1st 5-year Old, 2007 Midwest Spring National R&W Show

Drew, Beth & Braxton Rupprecht Vassar, MI • 989.640.2543 Facebook: King Street Dairy Farm - Thistle Dew Jerseys

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Manufactured by SDSU students in the adjoining Davis Dairy Plant, our cow-to-cone ice cream process ensures visitors a memorable scoop. Food Network Magazine said it, and we’ll say it again, the SDSU Dairy Bar sells the best ice cream treat in South Dakota. SDSU’s Cookies ‘n’ Cream ice cream was voted the best ice cream treat in the state by the magazine in 2013.

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For more info contact: Vikram V. Mistry, Professor and Head Dairy Science Department | 605-688-5731 | | 605-697-2585 | Mon.- Fri. 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.

Michigan At A Glance Distinguished Dairymen Honored at GLRDC

Jack (left) and his brother Jim Winkel were honored with the 2017 MSU Dairy Farmer of the Year at the Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference in February. As Michigan’s dairy industry gathered at the Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference in February in Frankenmuth, knowledge and expertise spilled over in every direction from outstanding speakers. Nearly 400 dairy producers and industry representatives enjoyed presentations on everything from udder health to dairying down under. At the conclusion of the two day event on Friday evening, three dairy industry leaders were honored: Jim and Jack Winkel and James A. Fish, Sr. Jim and Jack Winkel were presented the 2017 Michigan State University Dairy Farmer of the Year Award by the Department of Animal Science. The Winkel’s farm is in McBain where it was established in 1899 by their grandfather, Tom Winkel who passed it on to their father Harvey Winkel. Now a Michigan Centennial Farm, the first cows milked on the farm in 1955 were in a stanchion barn. A double two parlor was built in 1963 and in 1992 a double 12 parlor was built. Today Winkel Dairy, LLC., consists of 2500 acres of alfalfa, corn and grass and 1065 Holstein cows with 1065 head of young stock. They have 26 employees including family members. The Winkel’s DHI Rolling Herd Average is 30,883 pounds of milk, 1,158 pounds of fat at 3.7% and 902 pounds of protein at 2.9% with an annual dollar value at $4,694 per cow and a Somatic Cell Count of 79,000. Jack has been involved with the operation for 38 years and with his wife Ruth they have a daughter Jessie with husband Andy Benthem and a son Jeff with wife Grace. Jim has been involved in the operation for 33 years with his wife Kim. They have two sons, Nate and Nick

who are currently employed off the farm. Jack is a hands-on person and manages the cropping enterprise and farm equipment. Along with Andy they raise the grain and forages for the herd. They are conservation-minded and utilize GPS for field applications. Jim’s main role has been managing the dairy herd and the labor aspect of the operation. Jim and Jack have been mentoring the fourth generation, making a major commitment to transition responsibilities to the next generation. Jeff oversees animal care in the milking and prefresh herd and handles the computer records. Bryce, a nephew, manages labor and nutrition and Jessie helps with herd health and works with Ruth on accounting. Both Jack and Jim are heavily involved in the community serving on boards in their local church, the local school, milk cooperatives and community groups. James (Jim)A. Fish, Sr., was honored posthumously for the Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree from Penn State before moving to Michigan to manage Lockshore Farms in Hickory Corners for R.F. Locke. After serving in WWII and the Korean War, Jim married Alice Berlin and purchased Lockshore Farms. An avid Guernsey en-

thusiast, Jim had one of the top Guernsey herds in the country before moving to Registered Holsteins. Jim’s passion for the dairy industry is spelled out in his leadership for breed organizations, his milk marketing cooperative and milk promotion. He served on the Board of Directors for the American Guernsey Cattle Club, serving as Vice President and was responsible for the breed implementing the use of USDA Cow Indexes for recognition of superior Guernsey females, making the Guernsey breed the first to use genetic evaluations to recognize top cows in their breed. Jim was on the boards for the Michigan Purebred Dairy Cattle Association, Farm Credit Services, and Dairy Farmers of America. He served the organizations of Independent Cooperative Milk Producers Association, the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, the MSU Dairy Advisory Council, the Governor’s Milk Marketing Committee and the Governor’s Advisory council for the Michigan Dairy Industry. In 1987 Jim was named the MSU Dairy Farmer of the Year and in 1991 he was inducted into the Michigan Farmer’s Hall of Fame. Jim also served his local community at the county level and was an avid hunter and conservationist and in 2000 he was named the Michigan Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year.

The family of James A. Fish, Sr., was on hand at the Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference while he received the Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation award posthumously. From Left: Dr. Ted Ferris of MSU, Tami (Fish)Flook, Jim Fish, Jr., Alice Fish and presenter Chuck Courtade of Dairy Farmers of America.

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The Udder Store is ready to roll just 30 minutes north of the original store. By Hayleigh Geurink Dairy farming can be a complex business to run, but what happens when you have six children who all want to stay in the industry and have a variety of strengths and talents? You dream big and build a family owned and operated creamery! I had the chance to sit down with Tina Westendorp, a daughter of Doug and Louisa Westendorp, owners of Westvale-Vu Dairy and MOO-ville Creamery located in Nashville and MOO-ville, The Udder One in Ionia, to learn what it takes to become a successful, family run business! Tell us a little bit about MOO-Ville Creamery and how it operates? WESTENDORP: My parents bought the farm twenty years ago. This Memorial Day weekend will be our 12-year anniversary for MOO-ville. My parents took a chance and decided to build a creamery for our entire family to create jobs that are still in the dairy field, but instead of the milk prices dictating our year to year, they wanted us to have a little control over the prices. We sell our MOO-ville products (ice cream, cheese, milk, buttermilk, & butter) in over 120 stores throughout West Michigan. We also have a distributor in Traverse City that sells our milk throughout the state. We milk approximately 220 Holsteins with four Lely robots. My parents had six kids to be able to have a worker for each niche in the business! Carlyle (the oldest) runs the farms. Troy, the oldest twin, makes all the ice cream and works a lot with our ice cream shops that scoop the MOO-ville brand at

their locations throughout the state and he also works on the farm. Eric (twin to Troy) helps Carlyle manage the farm and works on marketing the MOO-ville brand to get it into more stores. Levi, the oldest triplet, figures out how much milk needs to be bottled, (we bottle twice a week) and makes our cheese curds, butter and buttermilk, separates the cream and tries to be up at the farm as much as possible. I, the middle triplet, manage our two store fronts (Nashville & Ionia), so I have the pleasure of doing all of the hiring, training and scheduling for both stores. In the summer we will have approximately thirty employees between both locations, just to scoop ice cream. Brittany (the final triplet) does the farm and creamery tours. In the spring we can have over 500 people touring our Nashville location and she is having her fourth baby in June. Why did you choose to open a second store location? WESTENDORP: We felt like the business and family was ready to take on another adventure. After the ten year mark, we all discussed the option and mutually agreed it was the next business move to further the growth of MOO-ville and our farm as a whole. Also, our second location is right across from the Ionia High School and we could not be more pleased with the choice of our location. How did you choose Ionia as the location? WESTENDORP: The city of Ionia is growing very rapidly and we only have our milk in one location in that area. Also, it is only 30 minutes

away from Nashville and there is only one other ice cream shop in town, so there is not a lot competition which is a huge benefit to us. Is it just a retail outlet? WESTENDORP: MOO-ville “The Udder One,” is a cute country ice cream shop where you can purchase all of our dairy products that we sell at our main, Nashville location. Customers are also able to purchase some take home goodies as well, plus whatever ice cream dessert you want! How many jobs does the opening of this store add? WESTENDORP: We are adding 10-20 jobs to the area, which consists of mainly high school students as ice cream scoopers! How has the community reacted? WESTENDORP: The community is fantastic. They have embraced us through the entire process! On opening day the line was out the door, considering it was January, we could not be happier with the love this town has for MOO-ville.  How long have you been planning on opening a second store? WESTENDORP: We have been planning since 2015 and we started building in the fall of 2016. Once we all decided we were ready to go through with this next adventure and all 11 adults agreed, we decided we should run with the idea before anyone changed their mind! What obstacles have you faced? WESTENDORP: At the present our biggest problem is that we are selling an insane amount of half gallons of ice cream, so keeping up on the demand of the ice cream in pails and half gallons has been a fun “problem” to have!  What victories have you enjoyed? WESTENDORP: The victories we have enjoyed is still keeping our Christian values strong and not letting society sway us otherwise. To still be able to be closed on Sundays and the fact that God still blesses us with customers Monday-Saturday (even in the summer), we could not be happier and more content. Another big victory for us is that we can keep the family working together like one unit. We have weekly family farm meetings to keep everyone on the same page. We all may work together every day, but to have communication between the farm and the creameries in two locations gets tough, but we have all managed to work through the bumps that arise.  Feel free to stop at either location and try our products! You are more than welcome to stop by the farm to check out the robots and tour our farm and creamery! MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017 - 15

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Cybil Fisher

Savage-Leigh Golden Girl

Heatherstone Redhot-Red

VG-88 at 2Y 1-11 2x 365 25,120 4.1 1020 3.3 818 Reserve All-American Milking Fall Yearling 2014 2nd Milking Fall Yearling, World Dairy Expo 2014

VG-87 Intermediate & Reserve Grand Champion of R&W Show, WDE & Royal Winter Fair 2016 Undefeated in class at World Dairy Expo

Dam: Savage-Leigh Leona EX-96, 5x All-American nominee 3rd & 4th dams are also All-American nominees

Dam: Heatherstone Razzy-Red EX-91 2E 5-05 2x 365 45,500 4.8 1710 3.0 1364 Reserve Junior All-American R&W Fall Calf 2009 Next dams: VG-87 GMD, VG GMD, EX GMD, EX-91

Golden Girl is recently fresh and we certainly expect she will complete 4 generations of EX when we score in May.

To the Badger Invitational: Heatherstone Gold Rush-ET born 12-1-16 Avalanche x Golden Girl

To the Quest for Success III Redhot’s maternal sister: Heatherstone Reveal-Red born 6-5-16 Synergy Always-Red x Razzy-Red

These two stylish calves are your ticket to the spotlight! Bid last to take home the next All-American from these deep cow families. Mike & Valerie Holschbach Family S5455 Hwy. 12, Baraboo, WI 53913 608-963-2003 • 16 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017

Johnan Complete Herd Dispersal Mantorville, MN Friday, May 26th, 2017 • 11:00 AM 120 Head Sell!

Johcar Rudolph Ginger-ET EX-94 EEEEE 3E GMD DOM

8-04 2x 365 47,860 3.1 1462 2.7 1276 Ginger has been a calling card cow from this family for generations. There seven cows and numerous heifers that extend back to this great brood cow.

Vinrose-VU Sanchez Ideal EX-91 EEEVE 2E

4-00 2x 365 34,290 3.1 1076 3.1 1072 This Sanchez sell and looks great, also selling is her Dempsey daughter that is just fresh. Ideal‘s dam is an EX-90 Durham, then EX-91 Jolt and then four more EX dams.

Kingsmill Titanic Roese-ET EX-90 EEVVV

7-10 2x 365 37,940 3.3 1256 2.9 1115 This Titanic is from the Royal Rosa family. Backed by multiple generations of VG and EX dams. Selling are her daughters that are due after the sale, sired by Golden Dreams and Atwood.

Heifers are sired by: Armani, Aftershock, Brazzled, Defiant, and Dempsey Service Sires: Soloman, Doorman, Adonis, and Awesome-Red

DA-SO-Burn Mich Delite-ET EX-90 EEVEE

4-04 2x 3-02 35,180 3.8 1352 2.9 1022 Selling is Delite’s EX-90 Goldsun daughter that looks great. Also selling is her Corvette and Defiant granddaughters. Delite is from eight of VG or EX with over 30,000 of milk.


John Bierbaum 26020 600th St Mantorville, MN 55955 952-250-9660

Managed by: 2564 Pole Line Road Ridgeway, IA 52165 Home: 563-387-0035 • Cell: 563-380-1318 • Fax: 563-387-0046 Midwest Holsteins, Spring 2017 - 17

University of Illinois Building on Excellence with a Strong Foundation Opportunities with Animal Sciences BS, MS, PhD Programs Nationally and Internationally Renowned Faculty Extensive Research in Nutrition, Management, Genetics, Reproduction, Lactation, Biotechnology, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Students attending the Midwest ADSA-SAD meeting Congratulations to South Dakota State University for hosting a successful Midwest ADSA-SAD meeting!

Internships â&#x20AC;˘ Scholarships Online Courses Dairy Certificate Programs Dairy Challenge and Judging Teams

Illini Dairy Club, in their 34th year at state fair, had 4500 kids milk a cow! Governor Bruce Rauner milks a cow!

University of Illinois Dairy Farm, 2016 Join us at the PDCA Calf Sale, April 1, Champaign Co. Fairgrounds, Urbana, Illinois For more information, contact: Department of Animal Sciences 1207 W. Gregory Drive Urbana, Illinois 61801 Head: Advisor/extension: Advisor: Phone: 217.333.4397

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Watch for our consignments in the MHA Spring Foundation Sale and the MSU Spartan Spectacular on March 24! Green-Meadow Kyrie-ET

Green-Meadow BR Majestic-ET

A Cupid from VG 86 Dam with a 4-07 365 day record of 40.500 Milk 1690 Fat 1237 Pro

A Brokaw from EX 91 3E dam with 190,730 milk with 3.6% Fat

Green-Meadow Shyanne-ET RC

Green-Meadow Detroit Penny

EX 90 2E dam with 38,840 milk, next four dams Excellent!

VG 87 Dam with 137,450 milk 4.3% Fat, EX 91 2E GDam with 214,230 milk 3.6% Fat

Green-Meadow Kamp Amber VG 85 damn, VG 86 GDam, 3rd Dam is Green-Meadow Taylor Silvia EX 91 2E winner of the 2009 Great Lakes Futurity with 6-07 365 day record of 42,440 Milk 1333 Fat 1288 Pro

All these heifers will be fresh by sale day and all of them are JR two year olds if you’d like to show them!

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14th Annual

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD June 8-10 Youth ages 8 to 18 are invited to attend 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. For more information: visit: or contact Kayla Post: or 507-227-1288 Our Mission: To provide networking opportunities among club members and industry professionals, while developing leaders and promoting the dairy industry to consumers.

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Iowa Holstein Association Awards Outstanding Young Holstein Breeder Award Blake & Jordan Hansen, Hudson

Blake Hansen always wanted to be a dairy farmer. After attending Iowa State for one year and then finishing his associate’s degree in Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he worked on two Wisconsin dairy farms before deciding he would be the first of his brothers to come back to the home farm. The Hansen land has been in their family since 1864. Blake and his three brothers are the sixth generation of the family to farm the land. When they talked about returning to the home farm, they decided to generate more income by starting their own on-farm creamery. The first gallon of milk was produced in February 2004, and now their product line includes whole, 1%, skim and chocolate milk; butter; cream; cheese curds; ice cream; seasonal egg nog; and ground beef. Jordan is the daughter of former Guernsey/Holstein dairy farmers Richard and Linda Drackley of rural Decorah. Her parents sold their herd at the end of her senior year at North Winneshiek High School, so Jordan never anticipated living on a dairy farm again. She graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly in 2003 with a degree in journalism and graphic design. She worked at the Waterloo Courier newspaper as a copy editor/graphic artist and met Blake by chance at a Cedar Falls bar. Blake was intrigued that she grew up on a dairy farm and the two hit it off immediately. They were married in 2005. Jordan began staying home and doing more work for the farm upon the birth of their daughter Reese (now 7). They also have a son, Beckett, 4. Blake manages the dairy herd and his three brothers handle the other main aspects of the farm: crops/nutrition, creamery processing, and sales/delivery of their products. Jordan handles bookkeeping and marketing. The business includes two dairy retail stores, a gas station, wholesale delivery to 45 retail groceries, eateries and institutions, and the farm’s Tour Center. The Hansens farm 400 acres with the majority of the alfalfa/corn yield going back into feeding the 350 Holstein cows (150 milking). They use a double-8 parallel parlor and freestall barn. The herd averages 26,200 pounds on 2X milking with

Distinguished Service Award Ron Lenth, Oelwein

Purchasing a Registered Holstein heifer for a 4-H project from an area farm that performed well was a catalyst in Ron’s dairy career. Also three role models helped shape the years beyond… his father, former Clayton County Extension Director Jim Hosch, plus former ABS President Bob Walton. His brother Arlyn operates the home farm near Postville. The Lenth’s have farmed in northern Clayton County since the mid to late 1800’s. Ron spent 8 years in Clayton County 4-H, and was selected as a delegate to the National 4-H Dairy Conference in Chicago. A trip to the state 4-H Leadership Camp as a senior resulted in meeting several others who became lifelong friends, classmates, colleagues, etc. A 1970 graduate of Iowa State University with a major in Dairy Science, with additional focus on extension, Ron lived and work on various projects at the ISU Dairy Farm. He was a member of both the ISU Dairy and Livestock judging teams. At the 1969 World Dairy Expo Collegiate Judging Contest he placed fourth overall individual and second in oral reasons. His senior year he was honored by Gamma Sigma Delta, honorary agriculture fraternity. After graduation Ron joined ABS Global in their advertising and public relations department at their headquarters in DeForest, WI for six years. There he hosted several thousand tourists annually at the famous facility, while also aiding with field days, sire catalogues, and ads. His next role there was to create the first dairy sire daughter photography for commercial young sire herds. Then he served as dairy advertising director for two years. With a desire to get back into the cow and business side, Ron joined their marketing department and served as District Sales Manager, as position held for another 33 years. During that time he was responsible for recruiting, training and managing AI sales and service representatives, plus coordinating dairy and beef

3.8%F and 3.3%P. Because the Hansens operate a closed herd, Blake decided to introduce new genetics through his own personal business, Glory Road, starting in 2006. He invested in some Red and RC cows, which he houses on other farms, and integrates them into the herd by flushing and implanting the embryos. His personal herd began with Red-Vision Ad Glory-Red EX-92. She is out of the two-time All-American nominee Red-Vision Dory-Red EX-92, whose sister, Dis Della-Red, was Reserve Grand Champion Red-Holstein at World Dairy Expo in 2005. In 2005, the Hansens had an RC Jordan-Red ET heifer calf born from Pinehurst-FL Britney EX-90 by Rubens. Three years later, an Advent-sister to that calf, Cherrie-Kreek Beulah-Red, was Grand Champion at Expo. The Hansen’s Cherrie-Kreek Jo Brit Bo EX-92 is still alive today, is pregnant with her ninth calf and has Red, RC and Black progeny. Blake purchased MS Apple Juice EX-92 (Apple’s RC Goldwyn-daughter) as a calf in 2011. Apple Juice’s Mayfield-son, Apple Crisp-ET (available at Accelerated Genetics), was Blake’s first bull to go into AI and her Doorman-daughter, Apple Pucker-ET VG-86, is the No. 2 RC PTAT cow (GP or higher) and No. 5 in the breed. Blake enjoys using old genetics such as Elevation, Astronaut, Bootmaker and Mark because he sees the strength and longevity being bred out of the cows of today. He also breeds polled maternal lines to these older sires to avoid dehorning. Today they have more than 100 polled cows on the farm. They have polled Astronaut, Elevation and Bootmaker daughters today. Two Hansen cows prized for their longevity and production are Jaywood Rudolph Diet Dazzle VG-88 (Rudolph-Emory-Astre) who lived to be 14 years old and completed 317,200M, and 13-year-old Jaywood Stormatic Limit Len EX-93. She is in her 10th lactation and is close to the 300,000M. progeny test herds. Over the years, many tours came to this area to observe their offspring. Ron also provided AI training to over 1,600 farmers, employees, and college students. As herd sizes began increasing, he spent time with breeders and owners in California’s San Joaquin Valley to learn large herd reproductive management and then introduced it in this area. His district eventually encompassed 72 counties in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In the fall of 2009, Ron began a new career with Iowa State University Extension, serving today as Bremer County Extension Coordinator, and also aiding Fayette County with educational programming. He also serves on the ISU Extension Dairy Team. He was honored with the NAACA Achievement Award at the 2013 National Extension conference. His Holstein activities are highlighted by serving as trade show chairman for both the 2001 and 2014 National Holstein Conventions in Iowa, plus coordinated the junior’s fund raiser on a Regancrest heifer for the 2001 convention. Ron received the 2004 Iowa Holstein Auxiliary’s Hall of Fame Award. Ron is very active in dairy industry activities to help current and future generations. He serves as board treasurer for the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation and state treasurer for the Iowa State Dairy Association. He also serves as president of the Tri-State Dairy Expo, which annually brings around 500 FFA students to the Iowa Dairy Center at Calmar. Ron and his wife Kathy have three grown children; Angela, who has served in the medical field in Cleveland, Jessica, who provides social service consultation in Chicago, and Jacob, who works with Magnolia Creations for home-entertainment systems in Denver. They also have three grandchildren. Midwest Holsteins, Spring 2017 - 25

43nd Clinton County Classic March 25, 2017 · 11:00 a.m. · Carlyle, Ill. · 50 miles east of St. Louis

Hollendale Rapid Her early Detour dtr sells at +2737GTPI +151RZG Peak Genetics c/o Scott Culbertson -- 507-923-1881

Astrahoe Storm R Roberta EX-93 Fancy potential 15th gen EX Goldchip Jr. 2-yr-old sells from Roberta’s EX-91 Skychief daughter Mark Irwin -- 815-701-8090

KHW Regiment Apple-Red EX-96-3E DOM Her Diamondback great-grand-daughter sells Nate Janssen -- 847-224-7859 Armani due in June to Defiant from the Apples John Erbsen -- 815-275-4990 Fancy Fall Dundee daughter sells Holbric/Deaver -- 608-207-0342 SALE CO-CHAIRMEN Tyler Carter 618-267-1825 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 26 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017

Harvue Roy Frosty EX-97-3E 2x All-American - Life: 217,250 4.8 10507 3.0 6447 Her VG-87 GoldSun 4-yr-old grand-dtr sells Golden Oaks -- 314-422-9723 Atwood Jr. 2-yr-old also sells from this family Woker -- 618-367-0263

Luck-E Damion Tassel EX-94-2E 7-08 365d 29,610 3.9 1148 3.2 933 Selling are her Doorman Spring Yearling & Byway Summer Yearling daughters Oakfield Corners -- 585-704-2501

Luck-E Ladd Jubilee-Red EX-92-3Y 1st Jr. 2 & HM Int. Champ. MW Spring Nat’l R&W ‘15 Her POLLED full sister sells just fresh with her 2nd calf backed by 9 EX dams Engel -- 847-347-5561

Dupasquier Goldwyn Rozlyn-ET EX-90 Nominated All-American Jr. 2-Yr-Old ‘12 Her VG-86 Alexander sells fresh 3rd dam is Thrulane James Rose EX-97-2E Woker -- 618-367-0263

Golden-Oaks U Chardonnay-ET VG-85 SHE SELLS! Jr. 3-yr-old Numero Uno due in July x EX-93 Atwood Charla backed by 10 gen EX back to Roxy Golden Oaks -- 314-422-9723

Rainyridge Talent Barbara-RC EX-95 All-American & All-Canadian 5-yr-old 2010 Goldwyn September calf sells from Barbara’s VG-86 full sister Justin Powell -- 262-613-3371

SALE FORCE Scott Courtney, auctioneer 563-380-1318 Alan Dykshorn, pedigrees 712-441-1318 Kyle Demmer, ringman 563-451-5376 Brian Olbrich, ringman 815-482-7426 Bruce Gingerich, ringman 574-536-3061

Sale Catalogs: Lucas Clanton 618-322-3523 Kate Geppert 573-814-3148 Tim Ewing, Holstein USA


Schluter Rainey Sassy-Red 10 gen VG-EX with numerous All-American R&W noms. Maternal sisters sell by Diamondback, Awesome & Armani Schluter -- 217-898-5707

Oakfield-Bro Fontain-Red-ET EX-90 5-03 365d 25,500 4.9 1245 3.3 831 Her Absolute daughter sells due in June to Drake LeRoy Kleiner -- 618-664-1016

Woodlawn Dundee Daphne-ET EX-91 Fancy Jacoby Fall Calf sells - maternal sister Nom. All-American Jr. 2-year-old ‘16 Oakfield Corners -- 585-704-2501

Savage-Leigh Lavisha-ET VG-89 2-00 365d 36,980 4.7 1721 3.4 1253 Her fresh VG-87 Goldchip grand-daughter sells Ludwigs -- 618-960-6539

Lavender Ruby Redrose-Red EX-96-4E Lifetime: 2671d 255,980 4.3 10988 3.3 8563 Selling 2 Lotus yearling grand-daughters Joe Schluter -- 309-737-4544

Kozak Rliner Spring-Red-ET VG-86 Jr. All-Illinois Jr. 3-yr-old ‘16 SHE SELLS with her Armani April Yearling Koebele Klassic -- 217-683-2343

Rolling-Lawns Rhythm-ET EX-93-2E 5-10 365d 26,690 5.0 1329 3.1 836 Her Fancy Sid grand-daughter sells Rolling-Lawns -- 314-308-1005

Weseman Best Velocity EX-92-2E Nom. Jr. All-American Sr. 3 ‘09 & Jr. All-IL Aged ‘12 Selling is her September Sid grand-daughter Telgmann -- 217-343-2019

Miss Long Green Alexsue EX-91 Her fresh Sr. 2-yr-old Absolute daughter sells Next dam EX-93 Stormatic Wendling -- 618-483-5532

Ri-Val-Re Adv Sully-Red-ET EX-92-2E Lifetime: 1608d 134,370 4.3 5769 3.0 4025 Selling her fresh Goldchip 2-yr-old daughter Gueldener -- 618-377-2545

Markwell Durham Dawn-ET EX-94-2E Her fancy Golden Dreams Spring Yearling sells 3rd dam is Blackstar Raven EX-95-3E Oakfield Corners -- 585-704-2501 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017 - 27

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Indianhead Holsteins Complete Dispersal Friday, April 7 ~ 11:00 a.m. ~ Barron, Wis. A “Goldwyn” Opportunity - 4 of the 8 Goldwyns selling:

Indianhead Trinity-ET EX-94 2E

Indianhead Gold Symphony-ET VG-85 2Y

6-00 3x 365 40,860 4.6 1886 3.3 1334

1-11 3x 334 27,194 3.6 990 3.0 813

Dam: Indianhead Trilogy EX-94, HM All-American 4-Year-Old 2004 4-09 3x 365 42,620 4.0 1663 2.8 1138 2nd Dam: Indianhead Milan Tina EX-92 8-11 3x 365 36,340 4.2 1538 3.2 1150 3rd Dam: C Alanvale Inspiration Tina EX-95 2E GMD DOM

Dam: Indianhead Shottle Rae EX-90 2-02 3x 365 35,220 3.6 1263 3.0 1005 2nd Dam: Astrahoe RM Rosa Rae-Lyn EX-90 4-011 3x 365 59,210 4.1 2446 2.8 1659 3rd Dam: Pinehurst Royal Rosa-ET EX-91 2E

Trinity is due to Sirwood at sale time. She has 8 daughters selling along with female pregnancies and sexed embryos by Diamondback.

A potential 15th generation EX - she’ll see the classifier before the sale! Symphony calved again in December at 3-00 with a beautiful Hypnotic heifer.

Indianhead Apricot-Red-ET VG-87 2Y

Indianhead Gold Abby-ET VG-87 2Y

2-05 3x 365 27,550 3.6 1005 3.1 861

2-04 3x proj. 305 24,005 3.8 821 3.1 736

Dam: Exodus ABC EX-93 8-05 3x 365 33,900 4.2 1422 3.2 1098

5 generations of VG & EX - Apricot is due April 18. One for the shows in 2017!

Dam: Exodus ABC EX-93 8-05 3x 365 33,900 4.2 1422 3.2 1098

A full sister to Apricot, she’s due back August 1 with an ultrasounded heifer by Redneck-Red. is could be your Junior 3-Year-Old for the fall shows!

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Cow families represented in the sale... Stookey Elmpark Blackrose EX-96 C Alanvale Inspiration Tina EX-95 Tiple-J-Mac Bic Betty EX-94 Whittier Farms Lead Mae EX-95 Krull Broker Elegance EX-96 Harvue Roy Frosty EX-96 Glenridge Citation Roxy EX-97 Tri-Day Ashlyn EX-96

Regancrest-PR Barbie EX-92 Kingstead Chief Adeen EX-94 Pinehurst Royal Rosa EX-91 Yursden Kite Caramac EX-92 Vandyk-K Integrity Paradise EX-96 Larcrest Cosmopolitan VG-87 Windy-Knoll-View Pledge EX-95

High PTAT sires behind a spectacular group of 140+ heifers selling... Doorman Sabathia Armani-Red Awesome-Red Golden Dreams Solomon

Airlift Beemer Addiction Archrival Diamondback Brady

Mogul Bandares Barbwire Brazzle Heztry

Wide choice of full-aged show heifers for sale, including... 7 born December 2016 8 born September 2016

4 born June 2016 12 born March 2016

7 born December 2015 4 born September 2015

All Junior buyers receive a chance to win a valuable heifer calf - full sister to:

Indianhead GC Tiajuana Corvette x EX-94 Tia

e invite you to join us as we close the books on our 41 rewarding years of Holstein breeding. Select W from modern sires and unmatched pedigrees to take home a special addition to your herd, including 30 offerings in RED! Complimentary morning coffee and donuts and lunch is on us! Special financing for qualified buyers with letter of credit presented by March 25. Call for details. Latest bulk tank SCC: 67,000 RHA: 86 cows 3x 29,323 3.9 1143 3.21 942 Johnes tested For sale updates - follow us on Facebook! Sale managed by:

ROBERT & KARYN SCHAUF SCOTT & AMY COURTNEY 2564 Pole Line Road, Ridgeway, IA 52165 Home 563.387.0035 Cell 563.380.1318

1659 10 1/2 Street, Barron, WI 54812 Bob’s Cell: 715-790-7202 E-mail: Herdsmen: Mike Mertins, Rodrigo Villalobos & Joe Witscher MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017 - 29

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Developing Families at Hilltop A Pair of Atwoods with Pedigree

Hilltop-LLC Atwood 6090 EX-90 EX-MS at 3Y 1-11 3x 365 22,000 4.0 860 3.3 725 3-02 3x 161 18,470 3.3 583 3.1 441 inc.

Jenny-Lou-KJ Atwood 6223 VG-87 VG-MS at 2Y 2-06 3x 322 30,890 3.5 1058 3.1 954 inc.

Her dam is EX-90 with 28,980 4.8 1386 3.6 1049; next dam 2E-93 EX-MS with 32,290 4.6 1481 3.3 1061; tracing back to the “Queen of the Breed” 4E-97 GMD DOM Roxy. An 8th generation VG or EX, 6090 has a Supersire daughter and is bred back to Diamondback.

Her dam is 2E-90 EX-MS GMD with 43,780 4.1 1785 3.0 1298; the next dam Durham Juba 2E-95 EX-MS GMD with 215,230 3.5 7504 2.8 1318 lifetime. 6223 has two daughters by Doorman and is pregnant to Solomon with a heifer.

Three New Excellent Cows with Strong Maternal Lines

Hilltop-LLC Sid 5895

Hilltop-LLC Shottle 4901

Hilltop-LLC Jordan 4991

EX-90 EX-MS at 3Y

EX-90 EX-MS at 5Y

EX-90 EX-MS at 5Y

1-11 3x 305 26,970 3.2 856 3.2 873 3-05 3x 194 25,950 3.0 691 3.0 681 inc. Her dam VG-87 by Sanchez with 33,500 3.4 1136 3.2 1078; the next dam VG-87 with 173,580 3.4 5871 2.9 5026 lifetime. 5895 has daughters by Drumstick & Bowman and is bred back to Apple Crisp.

4-09 3x 45,470 3.0 1361 3.1 1399 Lifetime to date: 140,300 3.3 4628 3.1 4408 Her dam VG-86 by Buckeye with 38,550 2.8 1081 2.9 1049; the next dam VG-85 with 33,740 3.2 1066 3.1 1058. 4901 has daughters by Atwood, Emotive & Jerrick.

4-00 3x 341 32,520 4.0 1299 3.4 1094 5-01 3x 234 27,340 3.5 904 3.1 724 inc. Her dam GP-82 by Dolman with 28,610 4.1 1174 3.4 986; next dam GP-83 with 122,670 4.4 5419 3.6 4455 lifetime. 4991 has daughters by Shottle & Impression and is due again with a Shottle heifer.

Proud to be ranked #16 on Holstein USA’s top BAA herds over 250 cows. For herds over 750 cows, we were #1 with a 104.7 BAA on 1047 cows classified. Managers: Rich, Cal & Loren Greenfield, 920-296-9289 Herdsman: Kevin Greenfield, 920-296-9292 N309 County Trk. Q, Markesan, WI 53946 30 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017

RHA: 1226 cows 30,476 3.56 1084 3.24 987 104.7% BAA - 35 EX, 294 VG, 465 GP Find us on Facebook for more cow photos & herd updates

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World’s Highest Exactly to Quest for Success on March 31 ~ Choice of these two Top 50 flush-age heifers ~ Rickland Modesty 6210-ET born 4/17/16 +2822 GTPI +2254M +80F +64P +924NM +7.6PL 2.7 DPR 2.88 SCS +181FE +2.6FI .57BSC +2.53T +2.35UDC +1.94FLC She averages 10-15 oocytes per collection with a really low SCE and at only .81 stature. 6210 combines the world’s two highest bulls in Montross and Modesty.


Rickland Exactly 6295-ET born 7/4/16 +2773 GTPI +1655M +69F +49P +793NM +6.7PL 2.9 DPR +3.38T +2.96UDC +2.41FLC 6295 is the #1 Exactly in the world - she is fancy and ready to IVF!

Their Dam

3rd Dam

Sarah Damrow

Rickland Montross 5321-ET +2626G • fresh 4 months, milking 120 lbs. with a 5% test • Next dam: VG McCutchen milking 150 lbs./day, has over 35,000M as a 2-year-old 5321 is the modern kind of cow - medium stature with an excellent mammary system. She will be a VG 2-year-old when we score in March.

Tramilda-N Super Bella-ET EX-92 5-02 365 45,982 3.6 1662 3.0 1394 5th Dam: Glen-D-Haven Oman Biffy VG-86 DOM

Make your choice on March 31 of these two world-class heifers - from our best at Rickland Holsteins. We invite everyone to stop in and see our fresh Montross, Kingboy and Monterey daughters. Greg: 920-948-5150 Jim: 920-960-9640 W9135 Lincoln Rd., Eldorado, WI 54932

Rickert Bros. LLC Home of Rickland Holsteins

Jim & Greg Rickert Families

RHA: 1037 cows 31,221 3.9 1220 3.0 943 22 Year Progressive Genetics Herd Award MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017 - 31

Courtlane Celebration Sale May 6, 2017 • 12:00 Noon • 150 Head Sell!

Courtlane Braxton Diane EX-92 EEEEE 3-02 2x 365 31,000 3.8 1165 2.9 897 Diane sells just fresh with three daughters, a VG-89 3yr Atwood, Hero and Beemer. Her dam is an EX-92 Blitz with over 200,000 and then an EX-94 Prelude.

Courtlane Atwood Darcy EX-90 EX-MS @ 3-11 2-01 2x 365 25,600 4.1 1042 3.1 788 Darcy sells with her fancy Bradnick that is a spring yearling for this year. Her dam is an EX-92 Shottle, 2nd dam is EX-93 Durham Dime and then an EX-94 Prelude.

Courtlane Sanchez Bree EX-93 EEEEE 2E 4-08 2x 365 43,350 2.6 1141 2.7 1177 Bree sells and is from 10 generations of VG or EX’s. Also selling is her EX-91 Hero, McCutchen Junior 2 year old, and Gregarious daughters.

Courtlane Braxton Roslyn VG-86 VG-MS 2-03 2x 304 21,590 3.5 761 2.7 593 Roslyn sells bred to Doorman along with her very special McCutchen yearling and EX-91 Guthrie sister. Their dam is VG-88 and the grandam is EX-91-2E.

Courtlane Durham Dollar-ET VG-88 VG-MS 5-00 2x 315 29,100 4.3 1251 3.2 936 Dollar is just fresh and looks great! Her dam is an EX-94 Prelude with 350,000 of lifetime production. Also selling is her Shottle and Sanchez daughters and granddaughter.

Courtlane G Chip Delicious Res. All Iowa Jr. Yearling 2016 Delicious sells and will be just fresh as a Jr. 2 yr old. Her dam is a VG-87 Sanchez that also sells; with the grandam being Dollar at left.

February 2017 RHA 27,201M 1049F 826P

Courtlane Holsteins 2615 Pole Line Road | Ridgeway, Iowa 52165 Shane: 563-380-5869

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BAA 109.7%

PBR Herd - 7 Years 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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JOLIAM REBEL-RED-ET Sired by Defiant and ready for the Fall Yearling class this summer! She sells in the Quest for Success sale on March 31!


EX-93 2E EEEEE “National Elite Performer” 5-06 365 48,370 5.0 2428 3.2 1525 5 lact: 215,120M 4.9% 10,439

All-American pedigree going back to EX-94 “Renita Ranger” with big time production. Check out Rebel at the Quest for Success III!

SELZ-PRALLE DAIRY Jessica & Nicole Pralle • N4621 Hwy. 12, Humbird, WI 54746 • (715) 334-3434 • E-mail: MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017 - 33

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May 12 • Seymour, WI

R-R Letters Complete Dispersal R-R-Letters Astro Jet Happy EX-90 3E GMD 4-04 340 35,825 3.5 1239 2.6 926 Over 200,000 lifetime

• Over 20 family members sell! Dam: Paltzer Letters Happy Home VG-87 2nd Dam: Paltzer Jed Holly Happy VG-88 3rd Dam: Paltzer Valiant Holly Heather VG-89 4th Dam: C Chestnut Lane Holly-Twin EX-91 DOM

Gateway-Acres CC Charm EX-93 3E 5-01 364 32,354 3.4 1099 3.0 980 Over 190,000 lifetime

• 12 family members sell! Dam: Gateway-Acres Ma Chris-ET EX-90 2E DOM 2nd Dam: Vigo-A Leadman Crystal-ET EX-90 DOM 3rd Dam: Vigo Christina-ET EX-91 DOM 4th Dam: Vigo Elevation Jewell EX-94 2E GMD DOM 5th Dam: Vigo Royal Jewel EX-95 2E DOM

R-R-Letters Rubens Koreen EX-93 3E 5-00 365 33,610 3.6 1208 3.1 1048 Over 180,000 lifetime

• Over 20 family members sell! Dam: R-R-Letters Champ Kitty VG-86 2nd Dam: R-R-Letters Milan Kozy VG-85 3rd Dam: R-R-Letters Bstar Kutie VG-86 4th Dam: Crescentmead S-W-D Kutie-Twin EX-91 2E DOM 5th Dam: Wern Farms Kingpin Maple EX-90 GMD

BAA: 109.1% 19 year PBR Herd RHA: 27,211 1031F 784P Heifers are raised in freestalls 34 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017

R-R Letters

Russell & Robert Letter

W4682 Cicero Rd. Seymour, WI 54165 Ph: (920) 833-7004


ALL MICHIGAN DAIRY EXPO SUPREME CHAMPION • Grand Champion Holstein • Grand Champion Red & White • Best Udder in Show as a Junior 3-year-old Recently scored VG-88 with VG-88 MAM 989.277.2078

Just Fresh for Spring!

Moram Shasta Attic Peru Fresh Attic heifer out of a Sanchez Dam: Moram Shasta Sanchez Piza EX-90 EEEVE @5-00 2X 305 31,360M 3.2% 997F 3.1% 971P Lifetime 111,890M 3.3% 3676F 3.1$ 3447P 2nd Dam Moram Shasta Linjet Ellie VG-88 @4-01 365D 29,580M 3.4% 1008F 3.1% 903P

3rd Dam Mar-Ro-Del RBN Shasta Babe EX-90 3E Lifetime 2408D 160,250M 4.3% 6860F 3.2% 5072P

Patricia Hyde

11872 Bailey Road Morley, MI 49336 231.856.4481

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Shaun & Betty Hyde

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Holyland Excite 2501-ET VG-85 VG-MS at 2-02 +2558G Sire: Morningview McC Kingboy-ET +255G Dam: Holyland Mxer Elite 2116-ET GP-84 VG-MS 2Y DOM 2-01 365 34,840 4.1 1431 3.2 1109 2nd Dam: Straussdale Ger Eclipse-ET VG-88 EX-MS Excite 2501 was purchased in the Quest for Success II in 2015 from Loehr Dairy. She is a maternal sister to 7HO12721 Holyland Elite Exactly-ET, +2587G at Select Sires. Excite 2501 is contracted for embryos and is very prolific.

Here’s your chance to “upgrade” your program at the Webb-Vue Modesty 8216-ET born 6-21-16 +2771G +1970M +79F +59P +825NM +2.87T +2.93UDC Sired by Bacon-Hill Pety Modesty-ET, +2872G There is interest in embryos and you can start getting a return on your investment soon! Robert & Peggy Webb Home of Webb-Vue Registered Holsteins 36 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017

N5328 W. County A, Plymouth, WI 53073 Phone: 920-526-3504 | Bob’s cell: 920-377-1079 E-mail:

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2016 Outstanding Holstein Boy & Girl Logan Voigts

Being named the 2016 Outstanding Holstein Boy was an extremely humbling experience. To be bestowed with this award and considered amongst the people who have received this award in the past is truly an honor and something I will never forget. My black and white journey began on my family’s farm, Voigtscrest Holsteins, where we milk 75 registered cows, including 10 Jerseys. Here my parents Larry and Kim, as well as my older twin brothers Adam and Matt run the 300-acre farm located between Belmont and Platteville, Wis., in Lafayette County. My involvement on the farm began at young age, helping feed calves, brushing cows during milking, and tagging along behind people trying to help in whatever ways I could. At age seven I finally got the chance to show my first calf after watching my older sister, Carrie, and older brothers show before me. Little did I know that would be the beginning of my Holstein and dairy career, as now I have exhibited at numerous local, district, state, and national shows. Showing was just the springboard that launched me into many activities such as dairy judging, cow camps, fitting clinics, and Junior Holstein Convention. Junior Holstein Convention is what really propelled my involvement with the Holstein Association. Throughout the years I have competed in the essay contest, dairy jeopardy, and my favorite contest, dairy quiz bowl where our shorthanded three-person senior team has placed fourth and fifth the past two years. As a younger member, I took advantage of nearly every opportunity the association had, attending as many events as possible, and it became a goal of mine to someday be a JAC to provide youth with the same knowledge and experiences I had gained from prior JAC’s. Two years ago I took this large step in my Holstein involvement by being elected as a JAC. Being a JAC was undoubtedly one of the best experiences I have ever had, learning how to work effectively with a team and gaining invaluable skills for the future all while helping the youth of this great organization. After graduating from Belmont High School in 2014, I followed my heart to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently, I am a junior majoring in Dairy Science with a certificate in Agricultural

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Business Management. I have become involved with many great organizations here on campus. Through Badger Dairy Club, I served as a grounds chair for World Dairy Expo, where I managed the student labor that keeps the pavilions clean and maintains the expo grounds in general, additionally I am one of the cattle care chairs for the 18th Badger Invitational Sale this upcoming spring. On the campus dairy judging team I have competed in the Accelerated Genetics contest where I was second high individual, and most recently at the NAILE in Louisville where I was eighth high individual overall. I am also a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, where I have been a member of the permanent finance committee, and currently serve as the Vice Noble Ruler of Management and Operations. Additionally, I have served on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences-Student Association and from this stemmed my role as a student representative on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association (WALSAA). After graduation, I plan to use the skills and knowledge I have gained through my education along with my experiences on the home farm and in the dairy industry to pursue a career in dairy genetics, hopefully while continuing to build and develop my personal herd of Registered Holsteins. Receiving an award like Outstanding Holstein Boy is by no means an individual effort, I have many people to thank for helping me get to this point. First and foremost, my family, especially my parents who deserve all the thanks I can offer. Without their constant encouragement and support I surely would not have made it this far. My family also instilled me with a passion for the Holstein cow that I will never be able to thank them for enough as the experiences it has given me will help me throughout life and my future career. I would also like to say thank you to all my advisors and coaches, especially Bill and Kelle Calvert, who have worked with me to help develop and grow personally while picking up new skills along the way. Finally, a huge thank you to the entire dairy industry and everyone who has helped me out in one way or another. Over the years all your advice, teachings, encouragement, and support have shaped who I am today and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. To the younger members of this great association, never let go of your passion for this industry and the Holstein cow. The friends you make through this association are some of the best ones you will ever make and you will be connected with them throughout the rest of your life. It is the excitement you show that fuels the passion of the JAC’s to be the best they can, and in turn what drives the cycle that produces amazing leaders and industry people from this organization. While I am sad to end my career as a junior, I can’t wait to take advantage of opportunities to give back to it in the future. God bless the Holstein cow, this great organization, and all the people within it.

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Kristen Broege

Without a doubt, I can say that being named Outstanding Holstein Girl in January was the biggest honor of my life so far. I will never be able to explain the feeling of being announced as Girl at this year’s Junior Convention as I sat up on stage amongst some of my closest friends. This award holds a lot of meaning for me because of the Association it comes from, and the outstanding Holstein people that have won it in the past. My passion for Holsteins began on my family’s 400 cow grade Holstein farm. I will always remember feeding calves there alongside my mom, sorting cows with my dad, and raising our first show heifers with my two younger sisters. At about 8 years old my parents helped me purchase my first Registered Holstein project calf. I also began participating in quiz bowl, attending Junior Convention, competing in dairy judging, and attending shows. My father unexpectedly passed away in 2011. After, my mom, sisters, and I moved to a small farmette outside of Janesville, where we raise our Holstein heifers and house our milk cows elsewhere. Our herd currently consists of about 14 animals. I am especially proud of our Rock-Edge herd because we have truly built this herd from the ground up. Recently, I am most proud of our first third generation homebred calf hitting the ground this past December. It may seem like a small feat to some, but to me it shows progress. Every Summer I look forward to attending various Holstein events, but especially enjoy exhibiting my cattle and working at the shows. Of course, leading in the ring is one of my favorite parts, but is certainly not the only. I’ve made the most memories working in the barn, on the wash rack, around the clipping chute and behind the line with some truly great people. In 2013, I decided that I wanted to be more involved with the Junior Association on a state level and ran for Wisconsin Holstein Royalty. I will never forget being told multiple times that I was “just too young” at the time and to not be disappointed if I was not named to either position. I did no let this tear me down, and I let my passion for the Holstein cow and willingness to want to do more for the organization shine through. I was named the 2014 Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant and in that year I met a countless number of Holstein enthusiasts, hard-working juniors, and sat ringside to some of the best Holsteins in the world. By far my greatest time spent in Junior Holsteins was spent on the Junior Activities Committee for the past two years. In this time, I learned a lot about myself as a leader and was inspired by the

Juniors I met along the way. Never did I see myself being an outgoing, public speaking, team leader. I can accredit these attributes to the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association. Currently, I am a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying Dairy Science with a certificate in Agricultural Business Management. On campus, I’m very involved in Badger Dairy Club, Association of Women in Agriculture, and the National Agri-Marketing Association. I compete annually on the Collegiate Dairy Judging team and am the Advertising Chair for the 18th Badger Invitational Sale. I will be interning this summer with East Central Select Sires as a Sales and Marketing Intern and after graduation will be pursuing a career in marketing dairy genetics or in another role at a bull stud. The journey to this point in my life would not have been possible without the people that have made a huge difference along the way. First, I would like to thank the outstanding Junior membership I have gotten to know for the past decade. I can truly call some of you my best friends and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I would also like to thank all of the adults and mentors that have pushed me along the way. In addition to that, the people that have believed in my sisters and I at various times, whether that be at shows or housing our cattle. Lastly, but far from least, my family. Mom, thank you for being the biggest supporter to all of my ambitious dreams. To my two sisters, Jenna and Nicole, thank you for being the best two people to own, show, and breed cattle with. Watching you both show sure does make me nervous, but it also gives me goosebumps because of how proud I am of you. I would also like to thank my father for always driving me to do my best, and for watching from above the past six years. I have always been a firm believer in “when one barn door closes, a window opens on the other end”, and my Junior Holstein career has certainly taught me nothing short of that. In September I lost my favorite Holstein cow, Brunland Sanchez Dakota. The awards and accomplishments will fade, but in losing her I reflected on all of the great opportunities I had because of her. We took her to many shows at which I was fortunate enough to work with and meet fantastic youth and adults in this industry. I’ve grown to understand that the magnificent Holstein cow is what gets us into this community, but what also makes us stay are the people and memories we make along the way. I’ve loved every minute of being a Junior member, and look forward to many years of giving back, as it would be hard not to! Thank you again, I couldn’t be more honored to be chosen for this award.

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#PolledPlace & Bouquet of Breeds ll Tag Sale May 12 & 13, 2017 - Hosted by Manannah-Valley, Eden Valley, Minnesota

Featuring All-Breeds - Something for Everyone!

Offering the best of Manannah-Valley! 4 from this cow family and several others

Schedule of Events Thursday, May 11th Prices released at 6pm

Exciting Early Consignments

Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Red POLLED grand-dtr due in Oct. Red POLLED grand-dtr of Planet Silk

Watch for Consignments from Friday, May 12th Sale starts at 10am Corstar, Empty Pockets, Oat-Hill, Meeker County Holstein Mtg & Meal 7pm Willolea, Good-Vue, Lenkaitis, D&D, Guest Speaker: Lindsey Lepke Adamscrest, National-Ride, Crystal-Ball, MysticalView, DreamRock and MORE Saturday, May 13th Breakfast provided from 8am-10am Clipping Demonstration 11am Appreciation Meal 1pm Sale ends at 3pm Silent Auction & Crafts Available Watch for more ads!

Contact Us

Early catalog deadline is March 20th Stephanie Hammerly 608.732.2757 John Schmitz 320.420.2432

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s n o i t a l u t a r g n o C ! n e t s i r K We’re proud of you! • Outstanding Holstein Girl 2016 • JAC Chairman 2016 • National DJM Representative 2016 • WHA Princess Attendant 2014

Rock Edge Holsteins

Kristen, Jenna & Nicole Broege

7747 E. Hwy. 14, Janesville, WI 53546 • 608-289-5373 •

We are so proud of you and your accomplishments. But we are even more proud of your values, your attitude and your perseverance. Your love of the Holstein cow (and let’s admit it, a soft spot for that little brown cow) will take you far. We are excited to see what your future holds! Love, Mom & Dad Adam, Karen, Aaron, Lydia & Naomi Matt, Rosie & Maverick Carrie

LARRY & KIM VOIGTS & FAMILY 28230 College Farm Rd., Platteville, WI 53818 608-732-3923 Visitors always welcome! MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017 - 41

d of 70 Hea t Sell! s e n i F Iowa’s Fayette County Fairgrounds • West Union, Iowa • 11:00 AM • March 18, 2017

Iowa Spring Sale

LARCREST CALE-ET VG-89 VEEVE DOM 2-02 2X 365 41,710 5.3 2204 3.6 1487 Selling is her granddaughter by Modesty born 11/2016 that is +2756GTPI and +816NM. Along with a 12/2016 Jedi that is +2709GTPI +73P. The Jedi is from a Doorman from a VG-86 Uno and then Larcrest Cale vg-89.

MS POWER CANTO 9473-ET GTPI+2689 This Powerball-P daughter is the dam of a Jedi with a +2727 gtpi and +72P. Also selling is her modesty that is 2678 gtpi. From the same family as larcrest cale-et at left.

Bryhill Ransom Marquisse-Et Gp-83 Dom 2-02 2x 365 27,990 4.6 1278 3.6 995 Selling is her grandaughter by Modesty that has a GtpI of +2793 and is +2271 of Milk. The dam is sired by Montross.

SRP MAGNUS ZO13699-ET VG-87 VG-MS DOM 3-08 2X 305 37,570 3.8 1411 3.3 1251 Selling are two Jedi daughters from a GP Toprock with this Magnus being the grandam. Ready to work born in July ‘16 and having a Gtpi +2718 and +844nm. Great Opportunity!!!

Sale Force:

Scott Courtney 563-380-1318 • Paul Trapp 715-896-7062 • Bill Rauen 563-607-0694 Kyle Demmer 563-451-5376 • Scott Culbertson 507-923-1881

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70 Hea d of Iowa’s Finest Sell! Fayette County Fairgrounds • West Union, Iowa • 11:00 AM • March 18, 2017

Iowa Spring Sale

BUTZ-HILL DUNDEE RIVAL-ET EX-92 EEEVE 2E 5-03 22 365 34,930 3.9 1351 3.3 1158 Rival is a former Grand Champion at the Iowa State Holstein Show in 2010. Selling is her fancy 9-16 Archrival daughter.

ERNEST-ANTHONY AQUARIUS-ET EX-92 EEEVE 2E 3-10 2X 305 28,310 3.4 969 2.8 772 This Dundee is a daughter of Aphrodite EX-95 and the next dam is Ashlyn EX-96. Selling are her granddaughters - a Solomon Winter Yearling and a Roy Summer Yearling.

KHW REGIMENT APPLE-RED EX-96 9-01 2X 365 36750 4.3 1582 3.3 1211 Selling are December ’16 Brash and Sid daughters directly from Apple herself. Also selling is a September ’16 Awesome from her maternal sister by Alchemy.

MS APPLES ARIA-ET EX-92 EEEVE 3-10 3X 312 29,830 4.8 1444 3.4 1019 Aria is a daughter of Apple and is sired by Destry. Selling is her extra fancy Diamondback born in December ‘16. Don’t miss her!!!

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

Sponsored by:

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New Board Members President: Doug Ditmar Vice President: Floyd Baumann Secretary: Sam Zimmerman Treasurer: Galen Schreiber Directors: Brian Fust, Mike Borchardt, Wayne Giese

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

Gary’s Dairy Good-Time registered Holsteins

Dream Team Holsteins Welcome to the newest Dream Team member:

Kase Donald born 2/17/17 7 lbs. 2 oz, 20 in. Don, Jenna, Malayna, Kendra & Kase 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

Behling Family Dairy

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

Visitors welcome by appointment

The Complete Package - Production & Type

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TRAVIS & BROOKE BEHLING R238 Lovers Lane, Athens, WI 54411 • 715-210-5138

Ded-Dit Holsteins

Castleholm Rae-Love-Red

Morningview Domain Dana

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

VG-88 proj. 36,096M 1309F 1033P


~ from the Morningview Baxter D-Rae family ~ housed at Fustead Holsteins

Doug Dittmar 6006 - 3 Birch Street, Schofield, WI 54476 715-571-0843 44 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017

David & Paulette Lemanski

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

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REIBER ACRES LLC SCHCustom Calf & Heifer Raising

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

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

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

4 daughers of Har-Dale-Acres-JP-Pride-ET Peach +2568 GTPI Polly +2479 GTPI Prancer +2477 GTPI Pizza +2462 GTPI Pizza is now fresh and milking.

We have sold our milking herd and now will be selling their daughters as they get close to freshening throughout the year. All Select Sires breeding including Spur, McNuggets, Gold Chip and McCutchen. Call Russ at 715-573-0521 for more information.

Fred, Lynne & Matt Harder

Russ & Rosie Bauman

8470 Hwy. H, Athens, WI 54411 Phone/Fax: 715-257-7480 • Matt cell: 715-316-7332

Edgar, WI • 715-573-0521

Dan and Michelle Mielke

A Grass-Based dairy farm with Strong Cow Families

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

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

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

Ms Brandys Bella EX-90 now DOM! 3-06 2x 305 32,710 1278F 997P +2230 GTPI - working with her offspring

HH Look for Bella-On-Q LotsofLuv-Red-ET at the Quest for Success III on March 31. She was Nominated Junior All-American Red & White for 2016 - she could be your winter yearling for 2017! See our ad on page 48. HH

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

Call Milkyhill Cattle Sales for rates.

Barron County Spring Sale - Sat., April 15 Vernon County Sale - Sat., April 22 H new sale time - 11 a.m. H

Contact ED mielke 715-574-2931 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017 - 45

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Langs-Twin-B Jacey 5000-ET VG-86 VG-MS at 3-05 +2496G +1082M +31F +48P +571NM +3.7PL +2.23T +2.08UDC 2-03 2x 365 30,450 4.1 1245 3.1 950 • son at Select Sires • Rubicon heifer at +2643G • 4 Flagship heifers born Feb. 2017

Four-of-a-Kind Alex Amber 2E-92 6-00 365 53,392 3.7 1995 2.7 1450 2016 National Elite Performer - due in April to Chrome - Mogul pregnancy due in August - over 210,000 lifetime to date - 5th generation EX

Dam: Hartford Lotta-Hill 940 VG-87 DOM +2186G 2-01 365 32,490 4.8 1545 3.2 1049

If anyone is looking for some good project calves or cows, give us a call!

NOR-WAY-PETE FARMS, INC. 1751 Cherry Drive, Eland, WI 54427 RHA: 3x 29,654 3.96 1174 3.0 890 Chad & Andy Peterson, owners 715-302-0482 Visitors Always Welcome!

Floyd & Lloyd Baumann

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

Lang’s Twin Elm Farms, Inc. Fred Lang Wausau, WI Ph: 715-675-0896

Backed by 7 EX dams! Owned by: Thomas & Florine Bunkelman Brooke, Brent & Brodie The challenges of 2016 with two family members with cancer has made us stronger for 2017. We didn’t have much last year, but this is a whole new year and we hope to come out stronger then ever with what we have raised from young stock. Even though the start of the year was rough, it will continue to get better to the end of the year.

Sky-Reach Redliner Dash VG at 2Y Dam: Mission-Bell Baxter Diandra EX-90 2nd Dam: Mission-Bell Boss Iron Direct EX-93 3rd Dam: Mission-Bell Outside Dash EX-93 then 4 more EX dams

Dash has daughters by Aftershock & Redneck and she’s bred back to Hanoverhill Raider. Looking to come out and have some fun this year to represent Tomkins Farm LLC! F4680 Walnut Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 Ph.: 715-581-6460 E-mail: 46 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017

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

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Selling April 15 at the Barron Spring Sale -

Newest Addition at Fustead Holsteins

5 heifers:

H AltaSpring yearling, dam VG-88 Bogart H RED September calf by Captain-Red, 2nd dam VG-88 Advent from the Ravens H 3 from the Apple Family: - November Captain x Save 2-year-old x Ms Apples Alanna VG-88 - December Brandvale Damien x Megasire x EX-91 Uno x Apple - yearling sired by Brunner Redstar-P x Ms Apples Alanna VG-88; RED & polled! John & Tineke Boschma H4370 Townline Rd., Colby, WI 54421 PH: 715-223-0534 Fax: 715-223-1114 E-Mail: RHA: 31 cows 24,723M 965F 817P BAA: 107.8%

Savannah Emma 6 lbs. 11oz and 20 inches long born February 6th to Tyler and Shannon, she joins siblings Sarah and Tanner

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

Keeping the Procky Family Going Strong Peru is turning into a great individual!

Samway Willies Pal Whiskey 2-00 2x 135 8,918 4.7 418 3.5 308 inc. Sire: Glenn-Ann Palermo Dam: Samway Lon Willie 2x 189,561 4.5 8592 3.3 6297 lifetime Whiskey has a fall heifer calf by Durango *RC & is due in October to Hypnotic *RC.

Wayne, Samantha & Justin Giese F1761 Huckleberry Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 715-352-2972 home 715-965-7147 cell

L-L-M-Dairy SS Peru-ET VG-88 GTPI +2482 2-00 2x 365 29,705 4.4 1309 3.2 961 Peru is a Supersire from Procky that is going strong. We just calved in a Kingboy daughter from Peru that scored VG-85. She has daughters up to +2644G and granddaughters up to +2780G. Leon & Lyle Matthiae E916 Hwy. Q Ringle, WI 54471 715-297-8485 Leon 715-297-8483 Lyle Visitors always welcome MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017 - 47

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Find LotsofLuv at Bella-On-Q LotsofLuv-Red-ET Lotus x Absolute sister to Wilstar-RS Tlt Limited EX-94 Nominated Junior All-American R&W Winter Calf Reserve All-Wisconsin R&W Winter Calf Junior All-Wisconsin R&W Winter Calf 9th Open & 4th Junior Winter Calf, Intl. R&W Show She sells! Don’t miss your chance at LotsofLuv, a great winter yearling prospect for 2017, on March 31 at the Quest for Success III. Cybil Fisher

Lynn & Sara Harbaugh

Sam & Jenn Zimmermann

N11912 Graetz Rd., Marion, WI 54950 920-420-1524 Lynn cell | 866-590-0241 Fax

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

THE 50TH OUTAGAMIE CO. SPRING SALE Friday, April 21st, 7:30 p.m., Seymour Fairgrounds, Seymour, WI




5-05 2x 365 39,380 3.1 1221 2.7 1079 Two fresh Goldwyns sell from Rita - they are potential 16th generation EX! From an EX-90 2E Durham, then EX-92 2E Linjet and EX-91 2E Royal Rosa back to Audrey Posch. Ken Szews

8th Fall Yearling, Intl. Junior Holstein Show 2015 Lipgloss sells! Fresh with her second calf in February, she’s backed by 3 EX dams. 3rd dam is Acme Star Lily, EX-94 2E, Grand at WDE in 1998 and the Royal in 1997-1999. Rachel Coyne

3-04 3x 306 37,730 3.9 1364 3.2 1118 She sells! From the Roxys, she was fresh again in February. Regan is +2223G and has daughters to +2692G. Her dam is an EX-90 Super then 9 more generations EX. Shiloh Dairy

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! New this year - Juniors will receive a 3% discount on their purchase.

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SALE STAFF: Auctioneer - Darrell Worden Pedigrees - Kevin Jorgensen Jay Jauquet, 920-639-6408 Lynn Harbaugh, 920-420-1524 Brandon Ferry, 608-335-8861

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Building on the Excellence of Altitude

KHW Uno Arkansas-ET

EX-90, EX-MS, 3YR +2183GTPI 2-1 3X 365 32669 5.3 1735 3.3 1076 3-4 3X 317 41563 4.5 1867 3.2 1322 (INC)

Arkansas, an Uno from Kamps-Hollow Altitude EX-95, is a 7th generation Excellent, is making a tremendous impact on our herd through her 10 daughters and many grand daughters.

ARKANSAS TOP DAUGHTERS- K-Star Montross Rascal-ET +2523 GTPI K-Star Supershot Rain-ET +2521 GTPI K-Star Delta River-TW +2444 GTPI K-Star Supershot Rainbow-ET +2427 GTPI K-Star Silver Rhyme-ET +2406 GTPI +3.36T K-Star Jacey Rachel-ET +2306 GTPI

GRAND DAUGHTERS- 12/16 Modesty x Rascal +2772 GTPI 10/16 Delco x Rascal +2713 GTPI 10/16 Delta x Rachel +2610 GTPI 6/16 Supershot x Rascal +2605 GTPI 9/16 Superstar x Rascal +2508 GTPI 9/16 Superstar x Rascal +2505 GTPI

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 37,581 3.8 1427 3.1 1182 Progressive Genetics Herd Award - 25 years 50 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017

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

Minnesota Spring Special Sale April 8, 2017

Minnesota State Show June 24, 2017

Minnesota All Breeds Convention March 3-4, 2017 The 2017 All-Breeds Convention will be held on March 3-4, 2017 at Jackpot Junction Morton, Minn. Meeker County is this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s host and they have a great convention planned for attendees. Minnesota Junior Holstein Association All Breeds Convention March 24-26, 2017

Mark your calendars for the 2017 MN Spring Special Sale. The sale staff is currently out making selections for the sale. If you have an animal you would like to consign please contact the MHA office at 320-259-0637. Check the website often for updates, ads and the sale catalog. If you would like to receive a catalog please contact the MHA office at 320-259-0637.

Minnesota Red & White Club State Show June 22, 2017 Open to juniors from all states! The 2017 MJHA All-Breeds convention will be held on March 24-26, 2017 at the Holiday Inn, Owatonna, 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.

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

The MHA State Show will be held at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Minn. The Southwest Minnesota Holstein Association will be hosting the event and will do a great job welcoming exhibitors and spectators from near and far. Confirmation of judges and their bios will be included in the June MN Holstein News.

Midwest Fall National Show

Minnesota Junior Holstein Association State Show June 23, 2017 The MJHA State Show will be held at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Minn. Following the show the MJHA board of directors will be holding an Ag Olympics competition for all youth to participate in.

August 30, 2017 The Midwest Fall National Show will be held in conjunction with the MN State Fair Holstein Show on August 30, 2017 at the MN State Fair grounds.

Minnesota Holstein Association News Subrscription

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 - 2017 Subscription Card Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________ State __________________ Zip___________________________ Telephone: _________________________________________ Email:________________________________________________

Congratulations to the 2017 40 & 50 year members of the Holstein Assocaiton USA 50 Year H. John Meyer, MN Joe R. Stransky, MN Alton W. Pagel, MN David C. Pierson, MN 40 Year Dennis D. Gransee, MN Janice K. Albrecht, MN Kenneth E. Bemboom, MN Gale Hoese, MN Donald H. Schweer, SD Daniel J. Thyen, SD Rodney L. Waltner, SD Robert J. Nordling, MN Margaret Pearson, MN Michael A. Zeinstra, MN Marvin Polikowsky, MN

Congratulations to the 2017 Minnesota Distinguished Junior Member Austin Schmitt -Read more about Austin on pages 8-9 of the Minnesota Holstein News

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Out of this World Consignments Star-Summit Outside Splash 3rd dam: Star-Summit Lee Speckles

Born- 06/27/16 Backed by generations of VG and EX Dam- Star-Summit Tony Samuel, GP 83 @ 2-05 2nd dam: Star-Summit R-E-D Sherbert, EX93 • Sire- Regancrest Elton Durham-ET • 7-03 365days 35,467# 4.0% 1434 3.4% 1217 3rd dam: Star-Summit Lee Speckles, EX 90 • 7-08 365days 47,645 2.8% 1426 3.2% 1525 • Lifetime: 253,339# 8949F 8343P 4th Dam: Star-Summit Lindy Sweet, EX 94 • 5-09 365days 43,857 3.6% 1593 3.2% 1419 5th dam: Star-Summit Southwind Sugar, VG 88

Consigned at Spartan Spectacular

Consignments to the Spring Foundation Sale

Star-Summit Buxton Stella Star-Summit Dundee Sparkle, GP 84 Born 11/06/14 Dam: Star-Summit Aershock Starlite, EX 90 • 4-06 365days 34,768 3.8% 1332 3.0% 1063 Star-Summit Talent Scarlet, EX 91 • 3-09 365days 29,439 4.2% 1233 3.4% 1006

3yr old Cow, Fresh 1/13/17 Strong milking family! 2-0 365days 32,062 3.7% 1200 3.1% 1020 Dam: Star-Summit Roy Shawn, EX 91 • 7-03 365days 33,511 4.7% 1541 3.1% 1084 Star-Summit Kite Sindy, EX 91 • 6-10 365days 51,021 3.9% 1972 3.1% 1617 Star-Summit TL Sweetness-ET • 8-06 365days 52,838 3.9% 2000 3.2% 1656

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EX-95 2E EX-MS 5-03 2x 365 48,240 4.5 2191 3.1 1484 2013 Star of the Breed Lalia milks, shows and has a big pedigree. Dam VG-88 Durham, 2nd dam EX-91 sister to 3E-95 Lustre. Lalia’s June 2016 Brokaw sells. Milksource

EX-96 2E EX-MS All-American in milk 2002-2004 8-04 2x 365 46,890 4.7 2192 2.9 1382 Take home a spring yearling Atwood bred to show. Dams: VG Damion x EX-92 Braxton x VG-87 Sanchez x 3E-91 Goldwyn x Melanie. Mead-Manor

EX-95 4E EX-MS GMD DOM All-American Senior 3-Year-Old 2006 8-00 2x 44,810 3.5 1548 2.9 1290 Amy has 12 EX daughters. Her December 2016 Brokaw sells. Tree-Hayven A summer yearling Doorman from Amy’s EX-90 Goldwyn also sells. Gates

EX-94 3E EX-MS Res. Sr. Champion, MW Spring Natl. 2012 7-04 2x 345 33,240 5.7 1884 2.9 975 Dam is a VG Encore, 2nd dam 4E-92, 3rd dam 3E-90. Shimmer’s Sid fall calf sells. Ryan-Vu





EX-93 3E EX-MS 4-00 2x 365 38,990 3.4 1338 3.1 1198 A Goldwyn fall calf sells from Trendy. Calf ’s full sister is VG-87 with 30,180M. Trendy’s full sister is Treasure EX-96. Rob-Cri

EX-93 2E EX-MS 5-05 2x 365 37,780 4.7 1765 3.2 1195 A spring yearling Doorman sells from a GP 2Y Gold Chip. 2nd dam VG-88 Durham then Mitze, a 5th gen. EX Maui. Oeh-My

EX-90 EX-MS 2-00 2x 365 30,620 3.1 957 3.0 910 Her dam is Erhardt Gold Beauty EX-92. 2nd dam Brea Starbuck 2E-94, then Tony Beauty. Barbie Doll’s June 2016 Capital Gain sells. Borchert

EX-92 2E EX-MS DOM 4-04 2x 365 39,480 4.8 1782 3.3 1293 Beth’s dam was EX-90 with 216,720 lft. A December 2016 Ladys-Manor Durbin sells from Beth’s GP-82 Bradnick. Westphal





EX-97 4E EX-MS DOM All-American 125,000 lb. Cow 2004 4-09 2x 365 33,740 3.9 1299 3.0 1007 A leggy Crush fall calf sells. Dams: GP Lexicon x VG-87 Pronto x EX Jolt, then Tamara. Stone-Front

EX-94 2E EX-MS 4-00 2x 365 30,120 4.1 1233 3.2 958 A fancy summer yearling McCutchen sells from Amber’s VG-87 2Y Goldsun granddaughter. 2nd dam EX-90 Braxton. Pure-Pride

EX-93 2E EX-MS 5-06 2x 365 36,020 4.6 1661 3.1 1124 Gin’s a full sister to Lexington EX-96, 2013 All-American 5-Year-Old.Take home a fancy Sanchez fall calf from Gin’s 2-year-old Brokaw. Bella-Ridge

EX-90 2E EX-MS 3-04 2x 365 42,490 3.7 1593 2.9 1239 Christa’s dam was a 3E-92 Encore with 215,510 lft. A full aged Sid fall calf sells. Dams: GP-82 2Y Sanchez x VG-86 Gold Chip then Christa. Hilrose





EX-90 4-01 2x 365 45,420 3.2 1444 2.9 1282 A spring yearling Bowman sells from Fusion’s VG-87 Sanchez granddaughter with 37,200 3.4 1258. 2nd dam GP-82 with 36,020M. B-Long

EX-94 2E DOM 4-11 2x 365 31,570 4.2 1312 3.1 955 A fancy September 2015 Airlift sells from a VG-87 Laurin, 2nd dam is one of Claudette’s 4 EX Durhams. Schwenck

VG-88 DOM 4-07 2x 365 26,660 3.4 908 3.0 796 Her dam is a VG-88 GMD Durham with 45,410 3.1 1405. A fancy winter yearling Brokaw from Trixie’s GP-82 Clark sells. Ott & Coffeen

EX-93 2E EX-MS 2-05 3x 365 30,010 4.5 1342 3.0 901 Joules dam is Durham Jewel, 2E-91 EX-MS GMD DOM. A March 2016 Chrome sells from Joules VG-86 Brokaw. Mead-Manor


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VG-85 3-06 3x 281 26,000 4.0 1030 2.9 746 Chipper hails from Ralma breeding. A +2751G, 1062 DWP$ Modesty sells. Dam is a fresh Kingboy from Chipper’s VG Uno with 40,757 4.7 1912. Rugg

EX-91 EX-MS DOM 2-00 2x 365 30,380 4.8 1459 3.5 1052 A summer yearling +2594G AltaSuperstar sells from this Mogul. Granddam is VG-86 GMD DOM with 30,430 4.4 1343 3.5 1053. Sandy-Valley

EX-90 EX-MS GMD DOM 4-08 2x 365 44,550 3.5 1537 3.1 1369 A December 2016 +2635G Spark sells from Roxy’s +2607G Yoder granddaughter. 2nd dam VG-88 EX-MS Uno then 10 gen. EX. Mad-Wolf Dairy

VG-88 EX-MS 4-06 2x 363 35,390 4.2 1485 3.3 1172 Petite’s dam was Rabur Gold Panzer,VG-87 GMD DOM. 2nd & 3rd dams 3E-91 GMD DOM. Petite’s contracted Supersire has a +2610G Hangtime selling. Royola





VG-87 2-01 3x 365 29,657 5.2 1537 3.7 1083 Tyla is an Earnhardt from show winner Guthrie Tart EX-90.Tyla’s long, dairy spring yearling Golden Dreams can be yours. Forward Holsteins

EX-91 EX-MS 5-00 2x 294 33,811 4.6 1546 3.1 1049 inc. A spring yearling Armani sells from this 10th generation EX Enhancer Alicia. 2nd dam EX-90 Advent, 3rd dam EX-92. Wils-Gold

All-WI R&W Fall Yearling 2016 2nd Fall Yrlg., Intl. Jr. R&W Show 2016 Graffiti’s Armani winter yearling sister sells.Their dam EX-92 Barbwire, 2nd dam 2E-90 with 34,260 3.9 1344. Coffeen

EX-94 3E EX-MS GMD 5-03 3x 365 38,200 4.2 1611 3.1 1169 Lifetime: 237,230 4.2 10,009 3.0 7119 A summer yearling All For It sells from an EX Redburst. Next 2 dams VG then Rachel. Ian Brown





EX-91 EX-MS 4-04 3x 365 29,420 4.6 1341 3.3 961 Alpha’s dam is a VG-87 full sister to Atwood. A full aged Armani fall calf sells from Alpha’s VG-88 Braxton. Liner

EX-91 EX-MS 3-03 2x 365 38,020 3.4 1293 3.0 1158 Yardelia is a Dorcy from Shottle Yeah VG-88 DOM with sons in A.I. Her September 2016 High Octane continues this prolific family. River-Bridge

EX-91 EX-MS 2-01 3x 307 24,380 3.8 933 2.8 688 Carly traces back to Railane Charles Charlene EX-94. Take home a red Supersire granddaughter of Carly’s VG-88 Lawnboy. Prososki

VG-87 DOM 2-06 2x 365 27,040 4.5 1076 3.3 882 Amethyst is a full sister to Saloon +2637G. A September 2016 AltaSuperstar sells from her VG-87 Mogul daughter. Mayerlane

More Exciting Offerings...



EX-91 EX-MS *RC 5-01 3x 365 34,660 4.8 1678 3.2 1126 Athena is a 9th generation EX Enhancer Alicia. Make the 10th with her 5 sexed Armani embryos. Ullom

EX-91 EX-MS GMD 2-00 3x 335 40,430 4.4 1770 3.3 1332 Hian’s dam is Durham Hia EX-91 with 61,180 3.7 2241 2.8 1705. A May 2016 Alco +2318G sells from Hian’s VG-86 Bookem granddaughter. Bremer

• B-Long sends a fancy Punch fall calf from a VG Gold Chip with 33,170 3.2 1065. 2nd dam EX-90 with 36,230 3.8 1387. • A flashy red All About It fall calf from a 2Y Save dam sells. 2nd dam VG-88 Lauthority with 28,250 4.3 1204. Sawall • From the Adeens comes a gorgeous fall calf by Crush. Dam is a GP Hero from a VG-88 Jasper then 4 EX dams. Opsal-Wilstar • An October 2016 red Captain sells from a VG-87 Demello with 29,930 3.5 1035. 2nd dam VG Talent. Synergy • Second-Look sends a summer yearling Armani from a VG-86 2Y Brokaw. Next 4 dams all VG and over 32,000M.

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-91 EX-MS 6-10 3x 365 34,189 4.1 1388 3.0 1025 Sabrina is a 15th gen. EX. A summer yearling Acme from Sabrina’s VG Alta Amazing daughter could be the 17th. Ullom

EX-92 2E EX-MS 7-11 2x 365 26,040 3.6 933 2.8 681 A flashy spring yearling Atwood from Lina’s VG-85 Sanchez sells. Full sister to Sanchez was Reserve Junior All-Wisconsin 2014. Coffeen

EX-90 EX-MS 3-06 3x 365 41,260 4.2 1745 3.0 1254 Sarah Rae’s potential 10th generation EX Mogul winter calf sells. Cordes Doorman and Atwood embryos from Sarah Rae also sells. Mayerlane

Junior Champion, Waupaca Co. Fair A December 2016 McCutchen sells to benefit the W-W juniors. Dam a VG Shout with 37,750M. 2nd dam is VG-87 Buckeye sister to Pizazz with 42,410 3.6 1546. B-Long

More Exciting Offerings... • Level-Plain offers a high index December calf by Modesty or Heisenberg. Dam a GP-83 VG-MS 2Y Oak. 2nd dam GP Garrett with 31,130M. • Krohlows send a Doorman fall calf from a GP-83 Absolute then VG-87 Mac with 30,880 3.9 1215. • An outcross opportunity from Holmland. Selling is a September 2016 Cashay from a 7th gen. VG or EX Banco from the Celsius Judy family.

• Whittail Valley offers a Tango fall calf. Dam GP-83 Sanchez with 32,650 4.0 1294 then 4 generations VG or EX Juror Faiths. • Take home a summer yearling SS Homer from a high production pedigree. Dam 2Y Royal-Vista Ethan, 2nd dam GP Large with 33,280, 3rd dam 185,740 lft. Munes • Gene Drought also donates embryos by Sandy-Valley Crown P from a VG-86 CAN Mitey-P to benefit the W-W juniors.

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, 2017.

For catalogs, contact: Dick Piechowski e-mail:; Ph: 715-258-2757 Watch for the catalog & sale updates on Facebook - KML

To the Quest for Success III -

RHC Brazzle Repeat-ET born 4/14/15   by Arrowstar Brazzle-imp sells due in June to mayfield - her full sister was fresh the end of January  and looks fantastic!

Her Dam:

Golden-Oaks Ashock Rebel-ET   EX-92 Lea McCullough photo

5-04 305 28,579 3.5 1007 2.9 827 inc. • 10 generations VG & EX back to Roxy The Roxys x the Barbies! Repeat combines these two great cow families and looks like she will keep repeating the tradition!

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Some of our nest are

East Lansing bound

To the Michigan Spring Foundation Sale:

Rod-er-dic Bradnick Donna ( VG85) Sells fresh • 840003008329152 • Born 6-2-13 2-03 365d 23,322 milk. 3.5% 815F 2.8% 644 P Dam: Rod-er-Dic Emphasis Donna (VG 88) 2nd: Rod-er-dic Damion Donna (VG88) 3rd:  BBK Outside Donna Jean(VG87) 4th: BBK Storm River Donna (EX92) 5th: Flat-River BC Kay Then 4 more VG Dams

A pair of fancy December calves

To the Spartan Spectacular:

Rod-er-dic Valentino Sunrise

3rd Dam: Obryans Next To Last Born 12-19-16 Sire: All Lynns Louie Valentino-ET Dam: Rod-er-dic Tequila Sunrise (VG88%) 2nd: Rod-er-dic Tbone Top Prize (3-08 VG88%) 3rd: Obryans Next To Last (EX91%)

Remember to bid last on these offerings from the heart of our herd!

Rod-er-dic Talent Amy

2nd Dam: Rod-er-dic Damion Amy Born 12-05-16 Sire: Ladino Park Talent-Imp-ET Dam: Rod-er-dic Guthrie Amy(2-year old). 2nd: Rod-er-dic Damion Amy (VG88) 3rd: Rod-re-dic Morty Amy ( 2E91) Maternal sister to Morty Amy: R. Durham Amy 2E94 with over 200,000 LIFE 4th: Rod-er-dic CL Amy ( VG 87) 5th: Rod-er-dic Starbuck Ada (5E 94; 7x All- MI) 6th: Rod-er-dic Enhancer Melvin Ada 7th: VG 87 • 8th: EX92 • 9th: EX91

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Sheeknoll Durham Arrow EX-96-2E 4-00 305 29020 3.8 1110 3.0 869 Something very special and Lot 1 at the sale! She is Sheeknoll Sid Choo Choo-ET the fancy all black Sid Dec 2016 model from the one and only 2016 International Holstein Show Grand Champion Thomas herself! Sheehan’s gave us their very best and this calf will not disappoint! ~Sheeknoll Farms

Scientific Gold Dana Rae-ET EX-95-2E 4-04 345 39270 4.1 1606 2.9 1154 Fancy cut Archrival fall calf for 2017! Her dam, a VG-86 Absolute from Gold Dana Rae, EX-95-2E, the 2014 Midwest Fall National Grand Champion right from the Debutante Raes!

Da-So-Burn Becon Benita 2-11 365d 37530 3.7 1390 2.9 1090 Selling a+2774 GTPI Modesty x Bombero 8820 who is due April 20th and looks fabulous x Da-SoBurn Becon Benita. Don’t miss out on this huge genomic opportunity. ~T-Spruce

Sale sponsored and managed by:

Budjon Redmarker Desire EX-96-4E 5-03 365 47540 4.2 1998 2.7 1304 Well made RC Golden Dreams bred heifer due with a Soloman female in early June! Dam a VG-86 Action-Red. The granddam is WDE Grand Champion Budjon Redmarker Desire, EX-96-4E! ~John & Rachael Holmgren

~John & Rachael Holmgren

Gloryland-I Goldwyn Locket EX-94 4-11 365 37310 5.0 1855 3.4 1264 Selling from this family is a +2650 flush age Josuper and her +2620 Marty maternal sister. Dam is a VG-85 Mack, 3rd dam Locket. This deep pedigree goes all the way back to the Queen of the breed Roxy!. ~Hartford - Bob Eustice Online bidding available at on the day of the sale

~Innovative Holstein Genetics & Maverick Global

Sale Staff:

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Larcrest Canto VG-88 Selling a breed leading Modesty over +2750 GTPI from an International cow family that just improves everyone’s bottom line! She sells ready to IVF and fill world markets! also selling a Jedi sister also flush age and over +2700 GTPI! Get in on the ground floor and take this pair home! Granddam pictured.

Sale will be broadcast live via www. with real-time bidding to pre-approved buyers. Contact Aaron Ray Tomkins 336-363-4639

Scott Courtney.....................563-380-1318 Scott Culbertson..................614-264-5980 Pat Heeren..........................507-273-2412 Ted Norling.........................605-957-5376 Tracy Schaefer.....................320-360-5188 Jeremy Schafer...................651-380-2968 Matt Timmer.......................507-360-8199 Paul Trapp..........................608-525-2075 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.

Idee Shottle Lalia EX-95-2E 5-03 365 48240 4.5 2191 3.1 1484 A beautiful December calf by Archrival from Lalia sells. This calf sells with a huge pedigree and loads of production. Granddam a VG-88 Durham then an EX-91 Leduc followed by 11 more VG or EX dams. Don’t miss this calf! ~Milksource

Larcrest Crimson-ET EX-94-3E 5-02 365 46390 5.3 2448 3.5 1620 Selling 3 Granddaughters of Larcrest Chima EX91, 3rd Dam is Crimson. 2 are due in May with Modesty females and 1 is due in May with a Heisenberg female. What a great way to get yourself started in this family! ~Larry Lexvold

Blue Horizon Jasper Fortune EX-92 4-04 305 28540 4.4 1252 3.0 851 Fortune’s full sister, an Atwood daughter and a December Megasire granddaughter are selling! Don’t miss this opportunity to take these family members home!

Sandy-Valley Gold Tangia-ET EX-94-2E 5-10 365 35130 4.2 1492 3.1 1104 Selling a pretty Hero spring yearling with a pedigree made for greatness. Dam by Durham, 2nd dam is Tangia, then an EX-91 Magna back to Ricecrest Terry Tory EX-93-2E.

~Orbit Farms & Pine Stream Dairy

Larcrest Chenoa-ETS VG-87 2-04 365 35930 4.1 1487 3.3 1191 Selling a +2688 flush aged Jedi from a VG-85 Liquid Gold then Chenoa. 3rd Dam is the one and only Larcrest Crimson EX-94-3E. Loaded pedigree, great heifer. ~Hartford - Bob Eustice

~Hartford- Bob Eustice

Mahoney Destry Rae-Red EX-91 Reserve R&W Int. Champ MN State Fair ‘16 No stranger to the showring, this silky, red, balanced beauty has a maternal sister selling by Avalanche. If you are looking for a lovely fall calf with pedigree to boot, don’t miss this heifer! ~Mahoney Holsteins

2017 MN Spring Special Sale Featured Herds

•Featuring a great group of young cows with huge pedigrees from Flower-Brook, Andy Stuewe

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Asia Named 2016 Illinois Holstein of the Year

Luck-E Advent Asia-RC EX-94 6-02 365d 40,150 4.9% 1984 3.3% 1337 Dennis & Beth Engel of Luck-E Holsteins were presented with the first Illinois Holstein of the Year award from President Jason Oertel

The Illinois Holstein Association debuted a new contest that recognized an animal that had great success in 2016. This Illinois Holstein of the Year contest accepted nominations and results were based on votes from the Illinois Holstein Association’s Facebook page. Receiving the first Illinois Holstein of the Year award was Luck-E Advent Asia-RC EX-94. Asia was bred by Luck-E Holsteins, Hampshire, Illinois. She is now owned by Bert-Mar Farms, Osseo, Wisconsin.

Asia is the dam of 76HO1603 Awesome-Red and 200HO6450 Adonis-Red. Her first six daughters are ALL classified EX as 3-year-olds! Two of her daughters, Luck-E Durham Autumn-Red-ET and Luck-E Durham Avail-Red-ET, were named Honorable Mention All-American Red & White Produce of Dam. Surely a family that transmits. Luck-E Holsteins is excited to share that the first public offering from Asia will be selling on the Illinois PDCA Calf Sale on April 1st - - a March Diamondback. Congratulations to the breeders of Asia, Luck-E Holsteins, the Engel family!

Kleiner Recieves 2016 Distinguished Service Award This year’s Illinois Holstein Distinguished Service Award winner is a husband, father and grandfather who was also a dairy farmer until 1997. In his community, he has been active in his church, the local Optimist Club and county fair board. When he was farming, he served on the Prairie Farms Board of Directors and the Prairie State Select Sires Board. When he stopped farming, one of the jobs he held was as a Regional Representative for Holstein USA covering Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas. Later he helped start Dairy Agenda Today. Larry Kleiner, our favorite pedigree reader, is the winner of this year’s Service Award! Larry has helped with countless sales taking bids, reading the pedigrees and doing anything else that was needed. Throughout all of these activities he has always been passionate about quality Holstein cattle and the people who are involved with the industry. The family “behind the man” include his wife Sharon, sons Shad and Cody, their wives Liz and Robin, and Larry’s grandchildren Ella, Lila, Silas and Clayton. Congratulations Larry! Award sponsored by Marilyn, Karen and David Butler 2016 IL Holstein Distinguished Service Award Recipient Larry Kleiner Presented by IL Holstein Association President Jason Oertel

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Clantons Awarded Senior Breeder Award

Award sponsored by Marilyn, Karen and David Butler IL Holstein Senior Breeder Award Recipients Bruce & Joyce Clanton Presented by IL Holstein Association President Jason Oertel

This year’s Illinois Holstein Senior Breeder started his career on a dairy farm raising cows, pigs, chickens…you name it! But his love and passion was for dairy cows. He showed Guernseys in high school at county fairs, state fairs and helped fit at national shows. In 1970, he married his high school sweetheart and the following year they bought a farm and turned black and white! Over the years, they have recieved several Junior All-American nominations, one Reserve Junior All-American, three Futurity winners, a State Fair Grand Champion as well as Premier Breeder and Exhibitor at the State Fair. The family farm has produced names such as Slim Rubie, Melvin Royale, Inspiration Nellie, Broker JJ and B-J-Grove Champion Hoover. This breeder has served on many local boards as well as being a State Show Chairmen, Illinois State President, Vice President and a Director for several years. He has also written a famous book of poems. The 2016 Senior Breeders are Bruce Clanton and his wife Joyce of B-J Grove Holsteins. Bruce and Joyce have two children, Lucas and Yvonne. Lucas and his wife Michelle are the parents of Bruce and Joyce’s two grandkids Kasey and Kyle. Congratulations to the Clantons!

Heinzmann Recognized with Junior Breeder Award The competitive nature of our Junior Breeder for 2017 started when he was a young kid competing in the show ring against his siblings and playing soccer with them after chores…then playing basketball in school where he still holds the record for the most fouls in a tournament! Our Junior Breeder went to the University of Illinois and his judging team won World Dairy Expo his senior year and is still known as a team that always argued about cows. His herd is averaging 88 lbs. without BST and he has four cows classified at EX-94. Ethan Heinzmann is the Genetics Manager at Golden Oaks Farm. Despite the intense competition among siblings in his family, his brother Aaron speaks on behalf of the family when he says they are proud and amazed at Ethan’s determination and accomplishments as a leader both at the farm and in his personal family life. Ethan helps to set the direction for the herd of 650 milking cows at Golden Oaks with a RHA of 28,668lbs milk, 3.68% fat and 3.22% protein. They have classified 50 EX cows and 150 VG cows and Ethan takes the honor in breeding Golden Oaks Sid Charlise, a Sid x Golden Oaks GC Chalise x Golden Oaks Champ Rae. Charlise was named Junior Champion at World Dairy Expo in 2015 and was also selected as the 2015 People’s Choice heifer. Congratulations to Ethan Heinzman, our 2016 Junior Breeder!

Award sponsored by David, Karen and Marilyn Butler IL Holstein Junior Breeder Award Recipient Ethan Heinzmann Presented by IL Holstein Association President Jason Oertel

50 Years of Illinois Holstein Dutchesses

We celebrated 50 years of Illinois Holstein Dutchesses at this year’s convention. Those that were able to join us for this special celebration are pictured and listed. For a complete list of all 50 Illinois Holstein Dutchesses, please visit

1967 1969 1970 1972 1978 1979 1981 1983 1984 1986 1990 1991

Karen (Ryan) Harms Sandy (Farlow) Cassens Linda (Matlock) Drendel Diane (Smith) Bausman Sandra (Brammeier) Hackstadt Patti (Gaffner) Mauer Deanna (Stoll) Pratt Lisa (Moeller) Brackney Lisa (Gaffner) Kuhl Lynn (Lenschow) Paulus Kim (Lenschow) Winkelman Tammy (Twenhafel) Oertel

1992 1994 1995 1997 1998 2003 2004 2006 2008 2010 2011 2016

Nancy (Gaffner) Walker Deb (Olbrich) Rink Sarah (Brenner) Graybill Sara (Dust) Lennox Amy (Meyer) Roady Stephanie (Stout) Hammerly Julie (Drendel) Ashton Katelyn (Kenney) Olbrich Melinda (Kollmann) Krausz Katie (Probst) Lidy Amy Schaufelberger Morgan Olbrich

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Stetson Holsteins complete dispersal Thursday, April 6 • 11:00 a.m. Locted from Stetsonville, WI: 3 miles east on Cty. A

Sat., April 22 • 11 a.m. • Over 100 head selling

Selling 80 head of Registered Holsteins 44 cows, 14 bred heifers, 22 calves/yearlings STETSON BARBWIRE CHAROITE VG-88 3-04 365 30,930M 3.7% 1129 Backed by 8 generations of EX and VG dams, she sells along with her September 2015 Apple Jack daughter.

STETSON HOGAN RAZOR VG-88 3-10 365 31,380 3.6% 1115 Razor sells along with her stylish September 2015 Durham heifer bred to Reginald.

Rob-Cri Stormatic Manitoba-ET EX-94 6-00 2x 365 36,950 3.8 1404 3.0 1115 4th 4-Year-Old, Midwest Spring National Show 2012 1st at Wisconsin Holstein Futurity 2011 Supreme Champion, Central WI State Fair 2011 Reserve All-Wisconsin Fall Yearling 2009 Manitoba sold in our Raising the Roof Sale in October 2011 to Glenn Ubbelohde. Selling on April 22 - a VG-86 Atwood granddaughter due in June with a Bradnick heifer; and a Damion from the Atwood due in June.

CINN-APPLE ABSLT JASMINE-TW GP-84 2-00 361 22,880 4.3% 981 Backed by 6 generations of EX and VG dams, she sells fresh in January. Eight of her family members also sell. More points by sale day!

STETSON BRAXTON ECLAIRE This 2-year-old Braxton is backed by 2 VG dams and will be scored before sale day.

STETSON BRADY MARY VG-86 2-03 349 25,100 3.5% 886 3.9% 744 Due after the sale to Absolute. Dam: Vaarendahl Marsh Buckle EX-90, 1713d 131,808 3.8 5045 3.2 4212 lifetime.

STETSON SID WONDER 6-2 GP-82 2-06 305 26,430 3.7% 974 Sired by Sid, she’s backed by 4 generations of EX and VG dams. Herd Facts

Rob-Cri Atlantic Beehive EX-93 4-08 2x 245 24,255 3.5 860 2.9 705 inc. 3rd Senior 2-Year-Old, Midwest Spring National 2014 1st 4-Year-Old & Grand Champion, District 4 Junior Show 2016 Junior All-Wisconsin 4-Year-Old 2016 Sold privately to Mike & Julie Duckett in 2013, she’s now owned by Jason Kearns. Selling are Beehive’s two fresh Windbrooks that will be scored before the sale.

ROB-CRI HOLSTEINS Robert & Christine Barden 6487 Eckels Road, Plover, WI • Bob cell: 715-340-5013 • Kim cell: 715-252-5124

• Current DHIA RHA: 25,817 3.86 996F 3.15 814P (2x, no BGH) • Current BAA: 106.8, 2 EX, 11 VG & 15 GP; herd will be rescored before sale day. Anticipating several GP 2 & 3 year olds to be VG & possible EX by sale day. • Heifers are full pedigreed & sired by: Sanchez, Chelios, Golden Dreams, Reginald, Absolute-Red, Guthrie, Attic, Atwood, Redburst, & Durham. • Excellent herd health, herd SCC 100,000 range, Master Guard & Bovi-shield Gold vacc. up to date. • Semen tank w/inventory and some embryo lots also sell. Call sale manager for a catalog or view online at

Stetson Holsteins Steve, Kathy & Josh Langteau

RHA: 2x 24,603 3.8 935 3.17 779 BAA: 109.2%

W4077 Cty. A, Stetsonville, WI • 715-678-2110 or 715-678-2511

Sale Managers:

Sale managed by: Christensen Sales Corp., Abbotsford, WI 715-223-6345

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Sales Staff: Auctioneer: Tim Schindler, Curtiss, WI 715-223-4014 Jim Hoskens, pedigrees 920-366-7153 Bryan Stremcha, ringman 608-790-1925 Don Mayer, ringman 715-829-3417 Randy Meyer, ringman 715-630-0776

Midwest Spring Special Friday, March 24, 2017 11:00 AM

Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester, Minnesota 100 Top-pedigreed Jerseys sell that will compete at both State and National levels, as well as a lof of production animals and project calves

Marynole Excite Rosey EX-94 Intermediate Champion WDE 2012. Reserve Grand Champion WDE 2014. 5-time nominee in milking form for ABA All-American. Selling 2 opportunities- A full age Sept. maternal sister by PREMIER and a SHOWDOWN summer yrlg from Roseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full sister. Kueffner Steinlage

Discoverys Hired Jynx All-American summer yrlg 2015. Reserve Jr. Champion 2015 International Jersey Show. Jynx sells and is due back October 1st. She is entered in the Jersey Jug Futurity 2017 Cole/Mazarro

Edgebrook Tequila Madison Intermediate Champion 2016 International Jersey Show. Selling 1st choice from 7 full sisters due March 2017choice to be made by 6/25/2017.

Schulte Bros Tequila Shot EX-91 Selling 2 opportunities- Selling her beautiful summer yrlg by VERBATIM and her stunning FULL sister.

Discoverys Tequila Jewelene EX-94 All-American Jr. 3, All-American 4-yrold, All-American 5-yr-old 2016. Dams FULL sister sells along with a beautiful VERBATIM Jr. 3 family member. Discovery Genetics

Genesis Velocity Jitter EX-91 Grand Champion 2016 Jersey Jamboree. Jitter sells fresh 3-1 and will be ready to roll at the spring shows

Seacord Farm Action Alison EX-91 Reserve Grand NY State Fair 2015. Alison sells due in April and is sure to anchor any show string.

Arethusa Vaudeville Excitement EX-91 Sold to West Coast in the Arethuse sale for $105,000. Her super nice INCENTIVE Sr. yrlg-in-milk sells due in August.




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2017 Badger Dairy Camp! June 8-10, 2017 UW-Madison Campus - Madison, WI Tentative Schedule Thursday, June 8 3:00-5:00 p.m. 5:00-6:00 p.m. 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Registration Pizza Party, orientation Dairy workshops

Friday, June 9 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 10 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.

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

I am covered by ____________________________________ Are there restrictions on your participation? __ No __ Yes (explain on a separate sheet)

A huge thank you to our 2016 sponsors whose enthusiastic support allows us to keep the program affordable for dairy youth.

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Ace’s Avalanche pick sells at the Quest!

Durbin & Brady Daughters Selling

Greenlea Ad Ace-Red EX-92

Ziems Big Time Lucy Goosey EX-93

Res. All-American Fall Yearling 2009

2nd 5-Year-Old, District 6 Show 2015

Dam: Yursden Kite Caramac EX-92, Grand Champion R&W, WDE 2006 All-American R&W Jr. 2 2004 & 4-Year-Old 2006

Dam: Ziems Stormatic LaffyTaffy EX-91 2nd Dam: Ziems Dante Loony Tune EX-94 3E 3rd Dam: EX Inspiration

- owned with Steven Nelson, Dylan Reed & Ziems Holsteins

Ace’s daughter: Ziems Dante Loony Tune 3E-94 Golden-Oaks All That As-Red HHM All-Amer. R&W Summer Yrlg. 2016

Selling at the Quest for Success III: - 1st choice December 2017 Avalanche female

Winter Yearling Sid Sells

Selling at the Green Co. Heart of the Wheel Sale: - a 4/15 Durbin Junior 2-Year-Old show prospect for 2017, due in April to Jacoby

EX 4-Year-Old Bradnick Sells

Ziems Atwood Lotus

Ziems Encore Feather EX-93 3E


All-NY Senior 2-Year-Old 1999 Res. All-NY Senior 3-Year-Old 2000 2x member Nom. AA Best 3 Females 3rd 5-Year-Old, NY Intl. Spring Show 2003

Dam: Ziems Stardust Lotus 4E-94 (inset) Reserve All-NY 2009 & 2004 Best Udder, NY Intl. Spring Show 2009 2x member Nom. AA Best 3 Females Next Dams: VG-88 Blackstar, EX-91, 5E-92, EX, EX

Selling at the Green Co. Heart of the Wheel Sale: -a big Sid winter yearling from Atwood Lotus

Selling at the Green Co. Heart of the Wheel Sale: Ziems Bradnick Franzia EX-90 - scored EX 20 days fresh as a 3-year-old, she sells fresh as a 3rd calf 4-year-old Dams: VG-87 Alexander x EX-92 Supreme x Encore Feather 3E-93

Tim, Leah & Claire Ziemba 1397 Hillside Road Cambridge, WI 53523 315-730-3312

Glauco 2-Year-Old Sells

Milksource Goldwyn Lala VG-85 2Y Dam: Idee Shottle Lalia 2E-95 (inset) Holstein USA Star of the Breed ’13 HM All-Canadian Milking Yearling 2009 2nd Dam: Idee Durham Lalika VG-88 3rd Dam: Idee Leduc Lydie EX-91 4th Dam: C Ravenswell Lydia EX-92

Selling at the CUDS Sale in Ithaca, NY: - a promising 2-year-old Glauco (Duplex brother to Goldsun) from Lala, will be scored before the sale

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West Central Holstein Club Home of the Top BAA herds in the Nation! Willolea Holsteins Ryan Griffin Anna Titera Dale & Sheri Rupprecht Greg Johnson Dave Lemke David Smith David Joos Jr.

113.1 112.3 109.7 109.3 108.7 108.2 107.6 106.5

J&A Dairy Tanner Rentz Jeffery & Korinna Rhode David &Janice Huwe Gorentz Dairy Scott & Jolene Tumberg Stephen Anderson

106.3 106.2 105.1 104.9 104.7 104.6 101.4

Congratulations to the members and families behind these great herds! Club Activities: District Show - August 3, Bagley, Minn Club Picnic at Willolea Holsteins in late summer


45182 County Highway 35 • Dent, Minnesota 56528 • (218) 342-2603

Early Consignments for Illinois PDCA Calf Sale - Saturday, April 1

Champaign Co. Fairgrounds, Urbana, Illinois - Swiss, Ayrshire, Jersey, Holstein Sell

Luck-E Advent Asia-ET “E94-2E” 6-2 365d 40,150m 4.9 1984f 3.1 1261p People’s Choice Int. R&W Impact Cow, 2016 Diamondback dau sells! Luck-E Holsteins

BVK Shottle Anna-ET “E94” 5-3 305d 43,320m 3.3 1451f 2.8 1200p June 2016 Golden Dreams daughter sells. D. Ludwig Farms LLC

Eskdale-NB Talented-Red-TW “E92-2E” 3-9 365d 35,120m 4.0 1398f 3.3 1155p June 2016 Defiant daughter sells. Sunshine Associates LLC

Diamondback 12/16 heifer. “Dam “VG85” @ ç Wendy-Oaks Sanchez Dani-ET “E91” 2/03. Grandam “2E95” Golden Oaks 5-9 344d 32,474m 3.8 1243f 3.1 1008 (RIP) 6/16 Golden Dreams. Dam “2E91” with Res. Grand Champ., IL State Fair Jr. Show, 2016 26,420m. From the Roxy family. Bob Miller 9/16 Maternal Sister by Kingboy Sells. 3/17 Diamondback. Grandam “2E92” with Cloverdale Farms, Ltd. 36,620m. Jim and Marvin Schluter 9/16 Malone Heifer. Dam: “2E91” with 25,120m 10/16 Relief. Valerie Greco 910f 748p. Grandam “2E93”. 3/17 Modesty. Neuhaus, Schluter Andrew and Sarah Lenkaitis 3/16 Aikman Mitchell Koebele Chaser 3/16 heifer. Dam “VG85” @ 2/09. Grandam “VG88” with 30,520m. Golden Oaks For more information Gene McCoy 217/840-0157 12/16 Barbwire heifer. 6/16 Dundee. 9/16 Di- For catalogs: Connie Gritton amondback. Luck-E Holsteins llinois PDCA Online Catalog Dairy Agenda Today under featured sales 9/16 Dempsey. Dams: “VG86”, “2E90”, “3E92. or Sarah Butler

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A RED winter calf, ready for show WHITES and BLUE ribbons!

Selling in Madison at the Badger Invitational on March 11: Gildale Absolute LIBERTY-Red-ET born 12-5-16 Dam: Gildale Ad Little-Red EX-91 2E 103,180 lft. to date at 5-07 2nd Dam: Ever-Green-View Loop-Red-ET VG-88

3rd Dam:

Miss Louisiana-Red-ET EX-90 2E GMD 5-05 3x 365 44,790 4.0 1777 3.4 1533 4th Dam: Miss Celcius Lorena EX-92 3E GMD DOM 5th Dam: Rothrock Leader Leial-ET VG-89 GMD 6th Dam: Walkup Astronaut Lou Ann EX-94 4E GMD DOM 7th Dam: Willowlyn Elevation Lou EX-91 3E DOM 8th Dam: Willowlyn Rader Betty Lou VG-87 9th Dam: Willowlyn B B Betty VG-85 GMD

Liberty stands for true type and production - everything you want all in one. Liberty’s 2-year-old full sister recently scored VG-85.


Wisconsin Holstein Association Picnic at Gildale Holsteins Sunday, September 17 Join us in Hollandale for a family day of fellowship with Holstein breeders, learn what’s new at WHA and see the Gildale Girls with scenic view on pasture!

It’s an exciting time of growth at Gildale. We welcome you to Southwestern Wisconsin for our tag sale in September. The barn is full of promising young cows backed by excellence, plus many foundation cows still showing their glory. We’re overstocked with high-genetic calves and moving into a new heifer facility this spring. Family is our core value and we celebrate as Erik and Brenda become owners at Gildale. A special salute to three breeders holding dispersals this spring - best wishes to our friends at Rosedale, Indianhead and Willows Edge.

Gildale Holsteins

We’re advocates who care - helping our friends define and achieve their freedoms. Mark, Erik, Brenda, Makenna, Elise & Naydeen Gilbertson Erik & Brenda, 605 First Ave., Hollandale, WI • • BAA: 110.1% AdvoCare Independent Distributors Mark 608.574.8107 • Erik 608.574.1031 • Brenda 608.574.2855 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017 - 71

STRENGTH & LONGEVITY W-R-L Gun Jerusalem 8688-ET

W-R-L Heinz Jayna 8727-ET

Born: 3-11-16 GTPI: 2486 Dam: W-R-L Mogul Jazette 8437-ET GP 81 GTPI: 2332 2-01 3x 305 28,863 3.2 931 2.9 829 Fresh 1-16-17: 1st test 87# @ 8 Days Grand Dam: W-R-L Super January 8228-ET VG-87 (pictured)

Born: 7-22-16 GTPI: 2433 Dam: W-R-L Defend Jayna 8498-ET GTPI: 2275 1-11 3x 157 16,236 3.3 528 3.1 504 Projected 305: 30848 972 978 Grand Dam: W-R-L Airnet Jayna 8339-ET VG-87 3-02 3x 305 35,722 2.3 786 3.0 1013 Currently 3rd Lact. at 4-02 and Projected for 30,000+ 3rd Dam: W-R-L Super Jubilee 8226-ET VG-85 (pictured)

W-R-L Super Jubilee 8226-ET VG-85

W-R-L Super January 8228-ET VG-87

4-08 3x 305 35,722 3.2 1155 3.0 1059 Dam of 8681 & Great Grand Dam of 8727

3-03 3x 305 34,277 3.3 1133 2.9 997 Grand Dam of 8688

W-R-L Yoder JuJitsu 8681-ET

W-R-L Bookem July 8740

Born: 3-5-16 GTPI: 2428 Dam: W-R-L Super Jubilee 8226-ET VG-85 (pictured)

Born: 7-28-16 GTPI: 2053 Dam: W-R-L Explode Jina 8393-ET GP-83 2-01 3x 345 32,846 2.8 917 3.0 996 Grand Dam: W-R-L Rudolph Jabber EX-90 (Dam of both cows Pictured)

Current Herd Averages: 501 cows | 31,206 Milk | 1058 Fat 951 Protein | 71,000 SCC

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Northwest Spring Sizzler Sale Friday, May 19, 2017 · 7:30pm Stephenson Co. Fairgrounds · Freeport, Illinois Now accepting consignments for Northern Illinois’ Premier Spring Sale! There will also be a Food Stand and Silent Auction benefitting the NW Junior Club!

Sale Committee

Jerry Smith -- 815.865.5683 Brett Zimmerman -- 815.541.6510 Kyle Koester -- 815.821.3344 Ken Borgmann -- 815.275.0640 Darcy Steffes -- 815.541.4483

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MN DIRECTORY OF SERVICES Dairyland Supply Specializing in TMR Mixers and Manure Handling Equipment

Phone: 800-450-7733

Phone: (605) 467-0812

Hubbard Feeds Mankato: (800) 247-0730 Alexandria: (800) 892-8570 Worthington: (800) 533-5240

ADVERTISE HERE! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss your opportunity to have an ad for your farm in every publication. For just $35 an issue you can have a business card ad here!


Kory Bigalk D.V.M. 50 2nd Ave NW, Plainview, MN 55964


Advertise your embryos, cattle or any type of genetics HERE for only $35/issue. This also covers a three-month listing on the Minnesota Holstein website CALL 320-259-0637 TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT! The Minnesota Holstein Association does not assume liability for errors and does not accept responsibility for the animals, products or services advertised.

Spring is in the Air

Selling March 25 Selling April 1 Clinton County Sale PDCA Calf Sale Bluff-Ridge Destry Juicy Dam: Bluff-Ridge Shottle Jam-TW VG86 2nd: Bluff-Ridge Roy Jessie-ET EX93 3rd: Bluff-Ridge Broker Jay EX95

(pictured left)

Bluff-Ridge Dempsey Bree-TW September Calf D: Bluff-Ridge Sid Barrett VG86 2nd:Bluff-Ridge Skyfame Blossom EX90 3rd: Bluff-Ridge Leduc Bloom-ET EX92

Bluff-Ridge Baltimor Annie D: Bluff-Ridge Skyfame Aura-ET VG86 2nd: Bluff-Ridge Franco Amy 2 EX93

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Also Selling - Clinton County Sale Bluff-Ridge Armani Jennifer D: Bluff-Ridge Encr Juliann-ET GP83 2nd: Bluff-Ridge BRBK Janice-ET EX91

The Butler Family 35821 E 900 N Rd., Arrowsmith, IL Bluff-Ridge BW Brandy Spring Yearling David: 309-475-2131 D: Bluff-Ridge Goldsun Jazzy VG 86 Christie: 815-530-0331 2nd: Bluff-Ridge Dundee Jaden Ex 91 Sarah: 309-824-8621 3rd: Bluff-Ridge Brkr Janice-ET Ex 91

We hope to see you July 19 - 21 for the 2017 Illinois Championship Holstein Show

How DoYou LikeYourPretzel? Salty or Sweet CASH-FVD COLT P PRETZEL*RC

Junior Show & Showmanship Judge - Molly Sloan Open Show & Futurity Judge - Perry Phend Interstate Center Bloomington, Illinois

Born 7/27/14 Fresh 12/9/16 87# January Test *will be serviced by sale time* Colt P x Million x Integrity Dam: Sky-View-Acres Million Piper VG-86 102# Jan 5-11 3x 313d 37,716m 3.2 1216f 2.7 1010p Life: 1439d 120,239m 3.3 4025f 2.8 3359p 2nd Dam: Integrity with over 237,000 lifetime Pretzel’s Maternal Sister by Guthrie: 126# Jan 2-02 3x 365d 31,818m 3.0 939f 2.8 877p Bid last at the Clinton County Classic on March 25th and you can decide for yourself! CASH’S FAIRVIEW DAIRY Beth Weas-Cash 1841 E. 1600th St. Paloma, IL 62359 217-491-1286

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Saturday, April 15 11:30 a.m. at Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia

Tree-Hayven Dfint Radia-Red

DJL-Purepride Afterparty-ET

Radia sells! From 2 VG dams, here’s a chance to have some fun this summer.

This McCutchen summer yearling sells! From a VG-87 2Y dam then an EX granddam, this heifer will get you in the winner’s circle this summer.

Big time summer yearling for 2017!

Adam Borchert, 715-650-0326

Pure Pride Show Cattle, 715-556-0021

Ehrhardt Gold Beauty-ET EX-92

Crescentmead Swetie Pie-Red EX-93

All-American R&W 4-Year-Old ’16 Res. All-American R&W Jr. 2 & Jr. 3 ’14, ’15 All-Canadian R&W Young Cow 2015 What an opportunity! Make your own Swetie Pie. 5 #1 sexed IVF embryos by Jordy-Red sell from Sweetie Pie’s VG-88 All-American dam Amaryllis. Crescentmead, 970-371-0540

Heritage-E Daylight-ET

All-American Junior 3-Year-Old 2013

Ar-Line Advent Wine-Red EX-93 2E 7-00 3x 32,800 4.7 1531 3.2 1056

Beauty’s stylish Sid spring yearling sells. 2nd dam EX-94 Starbuck then All-American, All-Canadian Tony Beauty. The magic cross - Sid x Goldwyn x Starbuck.

Wine’s September 2016 Awesome-Red calf sells and she is fancy! Next 4 dams VG.

This fancy December 2015 Brady daughter sells and what a pedigree! Dam is EX-91, 2nd dam All-American EX-91 then EX-92, EX-94 Adeen and EX-94 Ada.

Ranae Holthaus, 608-486-4285

Winter Yearling for 2017

Sarbacker & Evangelo, 608-698-2855

Jack Bothwell, 414-258-2890

Sale Staff: Todd Wendorf Niles Wendorf Joe Kietzman Ron Roskopf Chad Ryan

920-988-3323 920-342-9482 608-289-0096 414-587-4402 920-960-1449

Norm Nabholz Roger Turner Chris McCullough Ryan Krohlow

563-590-3204 608-770-0012 608-214-9742 920-639-5500

Hosted by The Wendorf Family W2444 Evergreen Rd., Ixonia, WI 53036 Directions to Crescentmead Holsteins - From I-94, go north on Hwy. 67 8 miles to Evergreen Rd., go left 1/4 mile to farm on right.

Sale managed by/Catalogs: Todd Wendorf 920-988-3323 or e-mail: Catalog online at and 78 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017


Photo: The Bullvine




Grand Champion Holstein & Reserve Supreme Champion, 2016 World Dairy Expo Unanimous All-American Aged Cow, 2016 People’s Choice Winner, 2016 Holstein World Thank you to everyone who supported and cheered us on during World Dairy Expo. We’ll remember that day forever! Daughters by Chelios, Doorman and Sid Embryos by Doorman, Solomon and Sid

Offerings this spring from Thomas: • Quest for Success (March 31st, Marion, WI) – June 2016 Doorman • The Equinox (April 6th, Syracuse, NY) – 1st Choice Solomon • MN Spring Sale (April 8th, Rochester, MN) – December 2016 Sid • Sunrose Sale (May 13th, Millersburg, IN) – 1st Choice Sunrose Saturn

Photo: The Bullvine

The Sheehans • 4428 County Road 16 SE • Rochester, MN Home: (507) 289-4251 • Robert’s Cell: (507) 259-3477 • Connect with us on Facebook!

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WISCONSIN DAIRY SHOWCASE CLASSES Entry form & link to online entry system is available on the Wisconsin Holstein website ( To make an entry, indicate the breed and class number. For example: J-1, H-1 or R-1. *Ayrshire and Milking Shorthorn entries should use their separate entry form.

ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER, MADISON, WI Ayrshire & Milking Shorthorn Show • Thursday, April 27, 2017 • 4:00 p.m. Jersey Spring Show • Friday, April 28, 2017 • 10:00 a.m. Midwest Spring Red & White Show • Friday, April 28, 2017 • 10:00 a.m. Midwest National Spring Show • Saturday, April 29, 2017 • 8:30 a.m.

Entry Fee Schedule

$30.00/entryif postmarked on or before 4/1/17 $50/entryif postmarked 4/2/17 to 4/15/17 (maynotbelistedintheshowbook) $100/entryif postmarked after 4/15/17 (willnotbelistedintheshowbook) Online entry system available at; Mail entries to: WI Holstein Association, 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913 All entries must be accompanied by full entry fees and signed agreements to be considered an entry - late fees will apply to those entries without proper entry fees.

Hotel Information Clarion Suites at The Alliant Energy Center

2110RimrockRoad,Madison,WI53713608-284-1234 •ReferenceRoomBlock:WI Dairy Showcase.Roomblockandtheserateswillbe heldopenuntilMarch25. •Roomblockforthenightsof Wednesday,April26-Saturday,April29 -roomtypesrangefrom1bedroomsuite,to2queenbedswithsofasleeper,as wellasroomswithfulllivingroomsandkitchens;ratesare$129pernight

Comfort Inn

722JohnNolenDrive,Madison,WI53713608-255-7400 -ReferenceWIDairyShowcase

Sheraton Madison Hotel


Holiday Inn Express & Suites

610JohnNolanDrive,Madison,WI53713608-709-5050 -ReferenceWIDairyShowcase -roomsavailableThursday,April27-Saturday,April29

Pre-Order Supplies

Straw,shavingsandfeedwillbeavailable.ContactPrairieViewFeed(Joel)inadvance toplaceanorder:(608)513-1316. Available:Largestrawbale 18%completedairy Pineshavingsbale

Smallstrawbale Beetpulp Fullpalletshavings

Smallhaybale 37%proteinpellet

Also on site this year -

Nascosupplystore&Sweeney’sWesternOutfitters Grounds will be open for move-in at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26 80 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2017

1.WinterCalf -bornDec.1,2016-Feb.28,2017 2.FallCalf -bornSept.1-Nov.30,2016 3.SummerYearling-bornJune1-August31,2016 4.SpringYearling-bornMarch1-May31,2016 5.WinterYearling-bornDec.1,2015-Feb.29,2016 6.FallYearling-bornSept.1-Nov.30,2015 7.Junior&ReserveJuniorChampion(JuniorShow) 8.Junior&ReserveJuniorChampion(OpenShow) 9.JuniorBestThreeFemales (Fall Yearling & under, animals must be shown in their individual classes. All must be bred by the exhibitor & at least one owned, solely or in partnership, by exhibitor. Each exhibitor limited to one entry.)

10.Unfreshened2-Year-Old- bornMarch1-August31,2015 11.Junior2-Year-OldCow- bornMarch1-August31,2015(mustbefresh) 12.Senior2-Year-OldCow- bornSeptember1,2014-February28,2015 13.Junior3-Year-OldCow- bornMarch1-August31,2014 14.Senior3-Year-OldCow- bornSeptember1,2013-February28,2014 15.IntermediateChampion&ReserveIntermediate ChampionFemale(OpenShow) 16.FourYearOldCow- bornSeptember1,2012-August31,2013 17.FiveYearOldCow- bornSeptember1,2011-August31,2012 18.SixYearOldandOlderCow- bornbeforeSeptember1,2011 19.ProductionCowClass (Must bring proof of production to check-in; cows may only be switched from another milking cow class to this class with additional paid entry fee. Holstein cows must have 150,000 pounds lifetime. Red & White cows must have 125,000 pounds lifetime. Jersey cows must have a minimum of 10,000 pounds cheese yield and meet current breed average component levels of 4.8% Fat and 3.65% Protein)

20.ChampionBred&Ownedof theJuniorShow 21.Senior&ReserveSeniorChampionFemale* (JuniorShow) 22.Grand&ReserveGrandChampionFemale* (JuniorShow) 23.BestUdderof Show* 24.ChampionBred&Ownedof theShow* 25.Senior&ReserveSeniorChampionFemale* (OpenShow) 26.Grand&ReserveGrandChampionFemale* (OpenShow) 27.BestThreeFemales  28.Produceof Dam 29.Dam&Offspring 30.PremierBreeder* 31.PremierExhibitor*  32.StateHerd(6animalsearningpointsasin PremierBreeder/Exhibitor) For questions in regards to Holstein group classes, please consult Holstein USA’s National Show program. Jersey Show management reserves the right to cancel any classes due to lack of participation.

Nutrition Notes... Feed Efficiency in the TPI formula: Usefulness and Limitations by Kristina Weld, Graduate Research Assistant - White Lab University of Wisconsin-Madison Feed efficiency generally evaluates how effectively an animal is able to convert feed intake into energy. Much of this energy is used to make milk, but can also be used for growth, fat deposition, and maintenance of body weight. In dairy cows, one definition of efficiency is how many milk dollars are made for the feed dollars that are put in. This definition is the approach utilized in the TPI formula. There are two ways that feed efficiency can be increased: reduce input (feed costs) to get the equal output (milk income) or increase the output without changing the input. The TPI feed efficiency equation bases the input on anticipated feed intake (based on body size and production) and the output on fat and protein yield. The feed efficiency equation in the TPI formula is: (income from milk) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; (feed costs for additional milk) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; (feed costs for body size maintenance). What this means, is that as milk increases for a given cow, generally she will eat more and therefore increase in cost as well. However, she will not so much more that she negates the increase in milk income. The additional maintenance energy is based on body size. Larger cows use more energy just to maintain their body weight (pump more blood, send more nerve signals, etcetera). Thus, although larger cows often produce more milk, they also use a little extra feed energy for maintenance compared with smaller cows. The end result of the feed efficiency index is that cows with high PTA fat and protein yields relative to total PTA milk are rewarded, and larger cows are discounted compared with smaller cows. USDA calculations were used to derive the dollar values assigned to milk income and feed costs. The values are based on approximately $15/cwt milk and approximately $7/cwt for estimated feed costs. Here are calculations for two cows with different efficiency indexes:

Keep in mind when looking at the table above that since a negative body size results in a smaller cow money is saved on her feed costs, resulting in a positive number for feed costs: body size. Between these two cows there is a $29 difference in annual efficiency and 25% of that is simply due to the difference in body size composite. As the equation is based on a fixed milk price and fixed feed costs, there is some variability in the value of selecting for feed efficiency. When margins become tighter, having more efficient animals and management

styles could make the difference between being in the black or in the red. If milk price is high, even inefficient cows easily stay in the black. However, given the hills and valleys that we have been seeing in milk prices lately, it is certainly not a bad idea to give efficiency a little more weight when selecting sires. What the TPI feed efficiency calculation does not account for is that some animals can make 100 pounds of milk while eating 75 pounds of feed dry matter, while others can make 100 pounds eating just 70 pounds of feed dry matter. You might argue that by accounting for body weight and cow body fat loss/gain we can explain the difference in how much they are eating; or at least explain part of the difference in intake. However, even if we account for milk production, body size for maintenance, and gain or loss of body fat, we will find that we cannot explain all of the dry matter intake differences between cows. This difference we cannot account for is known as residual feed intake (RFI) another measurement of feed efficiency. What RFI does is account for all of the major energy uses by the cow. The TPI efficiency equation accounts for intake that is used for body weight maintenance and milk production. RFI also accounts for the use of energy for body weight gain or use of energy stores for milk production. RFI can therefore take 2 cows who are the same in PTA protein, fat, milk, and body size, and determine which one is more efficient. The TPI feed efficiency equation is not able to differentiate between these identically producing cows. RFI can do this because it is not using an assumed feed intake as in the TPI equation above. It is the expected fluctuation in intake between animals. Because of the requirement for a measured dry matter intake to calculate RFI, it is much more difficult to develop a genomic index for it, but work has begun. In summary, the feed efficiency index is a useful addition to the TPI formula to account for changes in cow intake due to increased milk production and changes in body size. However, it does not give the full picture as it cannot account for differences in RFI. In the future, we may be able to more precisely predict differences in cow animal intake with RFI, but for now the TPI formula feed efficiency calculation gives producers a starting point for selecting for efficiency.

2016 Cover Contest Thank you to all of our entrants for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contest! Watch future issues for information on the 2017 Cover Contest. Entries will be due November 15 & can be submitted at anytime.

2nd Place: Ryan Weigel, Platteville

3rd Place: Brenda Bricco, Marion wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2017-15

WHA’s Great Holstein Treasure Quest 2017 Calf Entries


Crestbrooke Seaver Tabitha Born 6-1-2016

Reg. #840003131304728


Dreamfix Arch Millie-ET Born 12-10-2016

Reg. #840003140284270

Sire: R-E-W Seaver-ET Sire: Eclipse Atwoods Archrival-ET Dam: Crestbrooke Gap Torrie-ET EX-93 Dam: Robrook Windbrook Myleigha VG-88 2Y 3-04 2x 305 32,880 4.9 1615 3.5 1136 2-09 2x 191 16,689 744 479 inc. HM All-American Spring Yearling 2012 3rd Milking Yearling, MW Fall National 2015 5th Spring Yearling, MW National Spring Show 2012 4th Fall Yearling, Midwest Spring National 2015 2nd Dam: Raggi Durham Tobi-ET EX-93 2E 2nd Dam: Combhaven Sid Monica VG-87 2Y 4th Senior 2-Year-Old, International Holstein Show 2009 3rd Fall Yearling, Midwest Spring National 2013 Res. Senior & Grand Champ, MW Natl. Spring Show 2009 3rd Dam: Combhaven Terrason Malaysa EX-91 3E Owner: Tim, Barb & Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac

Owner: Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Fond du Lac

Crestbrooke Gap Torrie-ET EX-93


Hammertime Sid Rebel-ET Born 9-5-2016

Reg. #840003137538239

Robrook Windbrook Myleigha VG-88 2Y


Mayerlane Treasure-ET Born 12-21-2016

Reg. #840003130383658

Sire: Pine-Tree Sid-ET Dam: Milksource Goldwyn Rhea-ET EX-91 3-03 2x 305 27,140 3.9 1052 3.2 857 2nd Dam: Mell-Wood Durham Reese EX-91 5-05 2x 365 38,910 4.3 1666 3.2 1237 3rd Dam: Mell-Wood Rhero Ranee VG-88 4-00 2x 362 32,430 2.8 905 2.8 907 Lifetime: 1670d 135,840 4291F 3884P

Sire: Val-Bisson Doorman Dam: Astrahoe R Gldwn Trudy-ET EX-91 6-07 360 33,223 4.1 1353 3.0 1006 2nd Dam: Astrahoe SG Rosa Raleigh EX-93 2E 3-10 3x 365 36,330 3.9 1470 3.3 1192 3rd Dam: Pinehurst Royal Rosa EX-91 2E 7-05 2x 365 48,580 4.2 2021 2.8 1376 Backed by 11 more generations of EX dams

Owner: Hammertime Holsteins, Poynette

Owner: Mayerlane Holsteins, Bloomer

Milksource Goldwyn Rhea-ET EX-91 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2017

Astrahoe R Gldwn Trudy-ET EX-91

WHA’s Great Holstein Treasure Quest 2017 Calf Entries


Ms RollnView Gold Dotty-ET Born 9-1-2016

Reg. #3130800006

Sire: Braedale Goldwyn Dam: Richardo Dundee Dawnette EX-95 2E Can 4-00 2x 365 31,402 4.3 1341 3.2 1003 Nominated All-American Aged Cow 2011 HM All-Canadian & Reserve All-American 2010 HM All-Canadian 4-Year-Old 2009 Res. All-American & HM All-Can. Jr. 3-Year-Old 2008 2nd Dam: Richardo Gibson Dawn EX-91 2E Can Owner: Chad & Amy Ryan, Lynn & Sara Harbaugh, and Eric & Brandy Westphal, Fond du Lac

Richardo Dundee Dawnette EX-95 2E


Powerhaus Absl Diane Rae-ET *RC Born 9-12-2016

Reg. #840003131148190

Sire: Apples Absolute-Red Dam: Scientific Darla Rae-ET EX-94 5-04 2x 365 36,160 4.3 1542 3.2 1162 2nd Dam: Scientific Debutante Rae-ET EX-92 GMD DOM 2-02 2x 365 32,930 4.4 1440 3.2 1070 All-American 4-Year-Old 2005 Res. Grand Champion, World Dairy Expo 2005 Next Dams: EX-90 DOM, EX-96 3E GMD DOM, EX-94 2E GMD DOM, EX-90 GMD DOM, EX-97 4E GMD Roxy Owner: Jeremy Holthaus, Fennimore

Scientific Darla Rae-ET EX-94

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Date of Birth

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

Name of Owner ________________________________________________ Phone ____________________________ Email: ________________________________________

Full entry fees must accompany entry form or sent within the appropriate time noted above. Owners of the animal being shown must be a paid member by May 31 of the year of the show and those leading the animal must be at least 12 years old by the day of the show.

Fee Schedule: Payment of $35 per animal due on or before December 31, 2016; Late entries will be accepted from January 1-April 30, 2017 for $50 per animal and from May 1-August 15, 2017 for $100 per animal.



Full Name of Animal

In the event however, that any condition should arise which prevents the showing of the Futurity, the right is reserved to cancel same and refunds made to persons owning females that have been nominated, their share of all monied accrued after the deduction of actual expenses in the promotion of the Futurity. SALE OF ELIGIBLE ANIMALS: When an animal that is entered in the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity is sold, the eligibility may be transferred to the new owner, and it shall be his responsibility to inform the Futurity Committee of the change of ownership. The seller shall inform the buyer that the animal purchased is already entered in the Futurity. To aid in this, exhibitors will receive an entry certificate for each animal after entry payment has been received. New owners will need to sign an entry form after notification of entry into Futurity. OPEN CLASS SHOWING: If the show is held at the Wisconsin State Fair, all animals shown in the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity are eligible upon proper entry to be shown in the open class competition of the Holstein Show. It is the responsibility of the animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner to fill out the necessary forms for open class competition. MISCELLANEOUS: Neither the Wisconsin Holstein Association nor the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity Committee is in any way responsible for the condition of the premises in which the Futurity is held and is not liable in the event of accident or loss of persons or property. All matter pertaining to the showing of the Futurity are subject to the rules, regulations and health requirements of any WI Holstein Association sponsored show along with those for the show at which the Futurity is held. DRESS CODE: Every exhibitor must have formal dress to show in the Futurity. (Minimum requirements for men include a shirt, tie and dress pants while women should wear a dress, business suit or the equivalent.) Exhibitors not meeting the minimum dress code requirement will be denied entry into the show ring. Interest on Futurity entry fee accounts and any sponsorship monies may be used to offset show expenses at the discretion of the WHA Board of Directors and the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity Committee.

2019 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity Official Entry Blank

PURPOSE: To stimulate interest in the breeding and exhibiting of outstanding Officially Identified Holsteins of 87% RHA or higher. To promote the Registered Holstein breed and dairy industry to the general public with an appealing and memorable presentation. PROCEDURES: An animal is nominated by an owner. All nominations are the responsibility of the owner. Dates, fees and rules will be followed to the letter. ELIGIBILITY: Any Registered Holstein female that was born September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016 is eligible for the 2019 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity. Owners of the animal being shown must be a paid member by May 31 of the year of the show and those leading the animal must be at least 12 years old by the day of the show. FEES: Entries, along with $35 per animal, must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2016. Late entries will be accepted until April 30, 2017 for $50 per animal and late fee of $100 per animal will be accepted until August 15, 2017. Full entry fees must accompany entry form or sent within the appropriate time noted above. PURSE: The purse in this event shall consist of all monies received by the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity (plus interest earned) as nomination fees, less the actual expenses incurred in its promotion and management. All Futurity monies shall be kept in a separate Futurity Fund and used only for Futurity purposes. The purse in this event will be divided among the first forty Futurity placings as follows: 1st place winner - 15% plus sponsorship monies 2nd .........12% Next ten places ............2% each 3rd ............9% Next ten places .........1.5% each 4th ............8% Next fifteen places .......1% each 5th ............6% (If 100% of purse money is not distributed by above breakdown, the balance will be split equally amongst all participants.) REFUNDS: When nomination fees and the payment in connection with the Futurity are received, they are committed for the purse of this event and no refunds will be made, whether or not the animal is shown or its eligibility discontinued by owner.

2019 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity


by Ashley Yager

Mark Rueth & Stookey Elm Park Blackrose-ET EX-96 3E GMD DOM If you work in the Registered Holstein industry, especially as a breeder, chances are high that one cow played a special part in making the decision to have a career in agriculture. This month, WHA continues the #OneBlackandWhite campaign, focusing on that one black and white Holstein cow that had an impact on one young breeder’s life. For Mark Rueth of Oxford, Wis., Stookey Elm Park Blackrose-ET and her offspring have provided a tremendous opportunity to grown and excel in the Registered Holstein industry. Mark grew up on a small farm with grade cattle, and when he started showing in 4-H his father purchased a few ‘discount’ Registered Holsteins that sold toward the end of a few sales. Mark’s dad told him he should just spend some money and buy a good one to breed from; he’d be further ahead. That piece of advice played a key role in Mark ending up with Blackrose. Mark’s story with Blackrose started in 1990, when he was traveling and fitting in the west. He purchased Westlynn Tom Dee in August at the Washington State Fair. She eventually showed at World Dairy Expo, where she won the Guernsey 2-year-old class. Mark and Joel Kietzman had a string tied together at World Dairy Expo, where Blackrose happened to be tied in as a spring yearling. Blackrose showed that week but did not place well. In the fall, Mark worked the Elm Park sale where Blackrose was selling. He had clipped her mother at some shows; she was a massive cow with a huge head and muzzle. A Calypso daughter (a sister to Cuddles that had won earlier in the year at the Western National) also caught Mark’s eye that day, so he called Mark Van Mersbergen to see if he wanted to make a joint investment. Mark also shared his interest in Blackrose, and after sending a few pedigrees, Van Mersbergen was more interested in Blackrose. After holding the contending bidder position on the Calypso half way through the sale, Mark pushed Blackrose to his anticipated price before a contender jumped in and pushed her another $1,000 higher. He wasn’t sure he could have gone much higher, but was thankful to hold the winning bid. He called Van Mersbergen after the sale and the rest is history. Mark sent Blackrose to Indianhead, where he had some cattle housed. The next year Niles Wendorf judged the district show and made Blackrose Grand as a junior two-year-old. Following the show, Bob bought a third of

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the cow and the partnership was set. Blackrose went on to have a prolific show career, earning All-American honors as a Junior 2 and 3-Year-Old, and taking Grand Champion at the Royal Winter Fair in 1995. She was Reserve All-American as a five-year-old that same year, and went on to be named the All-Time AllAmerican Junior 2-Year-Old and Junior 3-YearOld Cow. Her lifetime production credits include 1,609 days with 149,880 pounds milk, 4.4% 6,621 fat and 3.3% 4,940 protein pounds. Aside from her show credits, Blackrose produced incredible sons – Kite, Redmarker and Encore. All three of these bulls sired champions at World Dairy Expo, and many of the great cattle in the Registered Holstein business have these sires in their pedigrees. Mark’s most memorable daughter of Blackrose was Rosedale Lea-Ann, an EX-93 Kinglea Leader. The selection for red bulls at the time was slim, and on a flush to Blackrose the partners mixed semen with Milestone and Leader. Mark was thankful the resulting eggs were sired by Leader; it was a great flush that resulted in about eight calves. “Lea-Ann was a standout even Stevie Wonder could pick out. At our Rosedale sale, I counted 101 descendants selling and 100 of them came from Lea-Ann. She is something very unique from Blackrose,” Mark admits. Adding to her uniqueness is her granddaughters, Redrose and Lexington. Both of these ladies made an impact in the show ring – Redrose representing the Red and White breed for Supreme Champion honors at World Dairy Expo and Lexington becoming an All-American in her own right. Lea-Ann transmitted stature, great udders and milk, and went VG-89 in her first lactation. Mark was hesitant to sell offspring because she was used heavily for breeding and transmitted show type. Through it all, Blackrose remains a household name and one that can be recognized worldwide. Mark says, “If you brought her name up people would smile. She bred well and her sons brought in good money that helped us have the farm we have. There are many show-winning cattle and a lot of EX-96 cows, but not many have impacted the breed (in black and red) like Blackrose.” Mark admits that without a cow like Blackrose, he and wife Nicky would not have their Oxford, Wis., farm and isn’t sure what they would be doing. She helped all three partners as a great cow with a transmitting pedigree. For Rosedale, she was the main focus and brood cow that

provided Lea-Ann. Mark learned many years later that the man bidding against him for Blackrose was a cattle jockey that was given $10,000 to spend at Elm Park the day of the auction. He bought one heifer for $1800 and was told he should’ve spent the works on ‘that Blackstar daughter.’ That producer went out of business not long after the sale, so had Blackrose gone on a different trailer that day, her story would have a much different ending. It is always sad to see a great breeder herd exit the business, but Mark admits that their upcoming sale is the result of being burned out and tired. He and Nicky welcomed their first child, Paradise, last May, which he admits ads to the tired part of the equation. They felt that spring would be the time to sell and are praying for good weather. Over the years Mark has worked many sales and witnessed farmers that wait too long to sell. He and Nicky feel their herd is young and many are at an ideal age to take home and show – cows that are young, healthy, and have few problems. Their sale at the end of March will include mostly first and second lactation cows with great udders and low somatic cell counts. No matter where their next chapter takes them, Mark and Nicky are thankful for the opportunity to be a part of a legacy like Blackrose, and share her offspring and stories with the next generation.

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Enter for the 2019 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, 2017. Remember, the Futurity winner takes home over $1500! Visit the website for an entry form today.

Midwest National Spring Show

Show season is upon us! This year’s Midwest National Spring Show will again be held during the Wisconsin Dairy Showcase at the New Holland Pavilions in Madison, WI. The deadline for entries is 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 spring show will be accepted online starting March 1.

A note from your JACs

Hey Juniors! Your Junior Activities Committee had a long meeting to plan the year for you guys! I wanted to update you all on some changes and upcoming deadlines. First off, with an increase in participants, we had to change the age requirements for cow camp. This year, we will require campers to be Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association “members, and they must be 9-13 years old as of January 1, 2017. This is a new rule that we will continue to follow in the years to come. Another change for this year is the Scrapbook contest for convention. Due to a decline in entries, we have changed the requirements for the contest. We will now be asking for only 2 or 4, 12x12 scrapbook pages. We ask that the pages include county events only (no state or national) and are titled with the county name at the top. Our goal in this change is to increase participation in the contest, and compile all entries into a “Wisconsin” scrapbook for national convention, taking the burden off of a specific county. We are also starting a featured “Member of the week” on our Facebook page! If you know a junior member who goes above and beyond email a photo and short description of why this junior should be recognized to Lastly, if you are interested in being Wisconsin’s National JAC candidate please send resumes to by March 15. Just a few reminders, don’t forget to get your spring show entries in by April 1, and please like the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association Facebook page and add our new Snapchat (wijrholstein) to stay up to date with all things Junior Holstein! Joey Opsal, Southeast JAC

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

Wisconsin Holstein will be awarding 10 junior members scholarships to attend the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin’s Youth Leadership Derby - a two-day, overnight educational experience. The program will run April 22-23, 2017 at the Colby High School. Applicants must be 15-18 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 15th to Wisconsin Holstein at 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913.

National Convention Awards & Contests

For those competing at National Holstein Convention this summer, entry deadlines are approaching. In an effort to recognize more youth, Holstein Association USA Production/Breeder awards will be automatically calculated, using 2016 animal information. This includes awards for: Star Performer, Cream of the Crop, Junior Breeder of an Excellent Cow, Breeder of a Multiple “E” Cow, and 150,000 lb. & 200,000 lb. Lifetime Production Awards. Juniors are no longer required to submit entries for these awards. Dairy bowl, jeopardy and speaking contestants eligible have been notified by the WHA office. More information on national awards can be found at Good luck to everyone!

Join Us for Cow Camp 2017! Sugar Creek Camp, Ferryville • May 20-21 This year cow camp will be held at Sugar Creek Bible Camp in Ferryville, Wis., May 20-21. 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 arts and crafts, showmanship, farm safety, and more! Please note we are making some changes to requirements for youth to attend in 2017. This year and moving forward, it will be mandatory that youth and chaperones attending cow camp are members of WHA. Chaperones will also need to be approved prior to camp by the WHA staff. Finally, campers must meet age requirements of 9 to 13 years old as of January 1, 2017. We are very excited to have another great cow camp and see everyone at this year’s event. See you in Ferryville May 20 and 21! 22–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2017


Cow Camp Registration May 20 & 21, 2017 - Sugar Creek Camp, Ferryville 13141 Sugar Creek Bible Camp Rd, Ferryville, WI 54628 (

Camp Fee - $45/person (Junior or Chaperone) Campers should age 9-13 as of January 1, 2017 Name: _________________________________________________ Age: ______ Adult or Junior (Circle one)

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Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________________ State: ____________ Zip: _________________ Email: _____________________________________________ Cell Phone: _______________________________ Return to: WHA, 902 8th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913. Registration deadline is April 28. All campers & chaperones must be WHA members; chaperones must be pre-approved by WHA staff.

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ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

The busy spring season kicks off here in March with sales every weekend and the first show of the year at the end of April. There should be plenty of great opportunities for Holstein enthusiasts to invest in some great genetics and visit with other Holstein breeders at these events. I hope you all have a chance to get out to some of the sales and shows. Thanks to all of the advertisers that helped make this another successful Midwest Holsteins issue. I think this is our biggest one in a few years and it will be a great issue to be seen by our subscribers and those in the other Midwest states. This issue also includes the results from the Junior Holstein Convention in January. Congratulations to all who placed in the contests and won awards as well as those participants that aren’t featured on these pages. I can guarantee that the friends you make at Junior Holstein events will be some of your lifelong best friends. Next month is our Production issue and we’ll feature our Top Performer winners as well as see who will make this year’s “Top 10” lists. If you have a top producing cow you’d like to advertise, please give me a call or email by March 10. Just a reminder that second notices for membership renewals have gone out. If you are not renewed by March 15, you will not be receiving the April issue of the News. You can call our office at 1-800-223-4269 to renew by credit card or mail a check to the Baraboo address. And don’t forget that if you want to show at the summer shows, your membership will need to be renewed by May 1 or there will be an added $50 late fee. There are some exciting calves entered for this year’s Treasure Quest, featured on page 16 and 17. If you are interested in purchasing a TQ ticket, please contact the WHA office or any of the board members. The winning ticket holder will get their choice of the six calves. Proceeds from the Treasure Quest support our annual picnic and other Breed Improvement events. Until next time... 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2017




March 2017 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Kenosha, Marquette, Milwaukee, Racine, Rock, Walworth, Waukesha counties 4 Apple Mania II, hosted by Apple Partners LLC 4 Purple Ribbon Classic Sale, Marshfield, managed by the Wood Area Holstein Breeders 11 18th Badger Invitational, Madison 18 Willows Edge Holsteins Complete Dispersal, New Richmond 18 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, Weyauwega 18 Green Co. Heart of the Wheel Sale Sale, Green Co. Fairgrounds, 12 noon 25 Sale of Excellence at Rosedale Genetics, Oxford 31 Quest for Success III at Bella-View Holsteins, Marion April 2017 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago counties 1 Milk Source Select Sale, Kaukauna 6 Stetson Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Steve & Kathy Langteau, Stetsonville 7 Indianhead Holsteins Dispersal, Barron 15 RedFest with a Touch of Black, hosted by Crescentmead, Ixonia 15 Barron County Spring Sale, Barron Sale Pavilion, 11 a.m. 21 Outagamie County Spring Sale, Seymour 22 Vernon County Sale, Vernon Co. Fairgrounds, Viroqua, 11 a.m. 22 Rob-Cri Complete Herd Dispersal, Robert & Christine Barden, Plover, 11 a.m. 27-29 Wisconsin Dairy Showcase, Madison (Midwest Spring National Show) May 2017 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Grant, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon, Wood counties 12 R&R Letter Complete Dispersal, Seymour 20-21 Cow Camp, Sugar Creek Camp, Ferryville June 2017 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix, Trempealeau counties 13 District 1 Show, Ellsworth 19 District 2 Show, Viroqua 20 District 6 Show, Janesville 20 District 7 Show, Sturgeon Bay 21 District 5 Show, Baraboo 21 District 10 Show, Chilton 22 District 4 Show, Marshfield 22 District 8 Show, Jefferson 26 District 3 Show, Lancaster Future Dates WI Championship Show July 10-11, 2017 Alliant Energy Center, Madison Sept. 17 WHA Picnic, Gildale Holsteins, Hollandale

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Badger Dairy Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Gildale Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Green County Heart of the Wheel Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74-75 Heatherstone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Hilltop Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Indianhead Dispersal . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Marathon County . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-47 Milksource Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 On-Q Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Opsal’s Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63 Outagamie County Spring Sale . . . . . . 48 Quest for Success III . . . . . . . . . . . 19-21 R-R Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 RedFest with a Touch of Black . . . . . . . 78 RHC Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Rickert Bros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Rob-Cri Dispersal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Rock Edge Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Rosedale Dispersal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Selz-Pralle Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Stetson Dispersal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Summit Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 University of Wisconsin-Madison . . . . . . 7 Violet Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Voigtscrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-58 Wisconsin Dairy Showcase . . . . . . . . . 80 Willows Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Wilstar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

March 2017 Wisconsin Holstein News  

March 2017 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring Midwest Holsteins, Junior Convention results and Treasure Quest calf entries.

March 2017 Wisconsin Holstein News  

March 2017 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring Midwest Holsteins, Junior Convention results and Treasure Quest calf entries.