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March 2012

Volume 84 No. 3

Midwest Holsteins issue Junior Convention Results Barn Meeting Info Breeder Profile: B-Long Holsteins

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VOLUME 84 No. 3

Features: 8 10 14 20 22

Breeder Profile: B-Long Holsteins Junior Convention Results 2011 Outstanding Girl and Boy stories WHA Barn Meeting Information WHA Treasure Quest calf entries

Departments: 6 6 7 19 21 25 24 26

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs WHA Annual Supporters From the President: Corey Geiger Classified Advertising Breeder Business Cards WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Index to Advertisers

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WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION STAFF: Christianne Williams, Director of Operations Laura Wackershauser, Editor/Advertising Manager Larry Nelson, Member Services Manager Sharon Maffei, Membership/Event Coordinator

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Corey Geiger, President (2012)* - 920-650-0294 W1938 County Rd. J, Mukwanago, WI 53149 Todd Stanek, Vice President (2012) - 715-456-8718 E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 Angela Davis-Brown, Secretary (2012) - 608-935-3814 3008 Elliott Brown Rd., Dodgeville, WI 53533 Matt Lippert, Exec. Committee (2012) - 715-884-6578 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 Marci Walker, Exec. Committee (2013) - 608-253-3003 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Todd Borgwardt (2013) - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Paula Bovre (2013) - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Dan Cnossen (2014) - 715-302-1327 N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Chris McCullough (2013) - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Tracy Nelson (2014) - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Chad Ryan (2014) - 920-960-1449 N4067 Twin Oaks Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Kent Wendorf (2014) - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION

NATIONAL DIRECTOR: Robert Nigh - 608-675-3442, Viroqua, WI Corey Geiger - 920-650-0294, Mukwanago, WI

On The Cover

This month’s cover features the 2011 Outstanding Holstein Boy and Girl, Kyle Natzke of Fond du Lac and Laura Elliott of Marshall. Congratulations to all of the winners at the 2012 Junior Convention. Complete results can be found starting on page 10.

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs % Congratulations to Andy and Ashley Brantmeier, Sherwood, on the birth of their daughter, Kylie Christine. Kylie was born on January 13, weighing 8 lbs. 5 oz. and 21 inches long.  Congratulations to Matt & Kate Smith, Watertown, on the birth of their daughter Mia Kayleigh-Ann Smith on February 11. Mia weighed 6 lbs. 3oz and was 19.5 inches long. . Our condolences to the families of Art Dibble, Richard Hottmann and Edna Rickert who passed away recently. Full obituaries are printed below. The Wisconsin Holstein News encourages readers and members to submit information for the Wisconsin Holstein Briefs column. We are looking for news of a wedding, birth announcement, award winner or death that Wisconsin Holstein breeders should know about. High quality, submitted photos will be printed if space is available. Please submit your information to the Wisconsin Holstein News by mail at PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; or email to

Obituaries Arthur Dibble Arthur A. Dibble, age 66, of Delavan, WI, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Mercy-Walworth Medical Center in Lake Geneva, WI. He was born May 3, 1945 in Waukesha, WI, the son of Benjamin and Doris (Austin) Dibble. Art was a 1963 graduate of Delavan-Darien High School. He married Jean Uglow on June 13, 1970 in Watertown, WI. Art was a Holstein dairy farmer for many years. Also, he was employed at Lakelawn Lodge in Delavan as the stable manager and as a banquet manager. For the past 15 years he worked for Blain’s Farm and Fleet in Janesville in the Human Resources Department as a recruiting specialist. He was past treasurer for the Walworth County Republican Party, past president of the Walworth County Holstein Association. He was also a 4-H dairy leader for 15 years with an emphasis on cattle judging. He spent many hours entertaining groups as Toastmaster. He is survived by his wife Jean of Delavan; his sons; Scott (Tracy) Dibble of Janesville and Ted Dibble of Wisconsin Dells; his brother, Allen (Kathy) Dibble and his sister, Ruth (Willis) Blakley; his grandchildren, Jacob and Molly; and many nieces and nephews; also his aunt, Carol Austin of Janesville.

Richard Hottmann Richard John Hottmann, age 76, of Arena, passed away suddenly and peacefully at home in his favorite recliner of an apparent heart attack on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Richard was born on February 15, 1935, and was the only child of Janette (Harrop) and John Hottmann. He lived on the family farm his entire life and graduated from Arena High School, where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison Farm Short Course and served in the Army. On February 13, 1960, he married the former Claribel Knutson, and together they farmed and raised three daughters. Richard took tremendous pride in establishing Sunny Creek Registered Holsteins and bred many cows that went on to be classified “Excellent,” including Sunny Creek Aggie Tempo, a top finisher at several state, district and county shows and a memorable entry at the World Dairy Expo. He was also an avid Packer, Brewer and Badger fan and enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events and Arena Home Talent. Richard is survived by his wife Claire, his daughters and sons-in-law, Patti Hottmann-Rindy and Stu Rindy, Laurie and Dennis Statz and Suzi and Scott Schmidt, grandsons Shane (friend Alyssa Jax) and Alex Statz, granddaughters Carissa and Ciara Rindy, Aunt June Harrop and cousins in the Harrop, Olson, Cowling and Westland families. He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

and Edna began Rickland Farms in 1936. Eldor passed away shortly before their 63rd wedding anniversary. Edna’s fondest memories included spending birthdays, anniversaries, reunions and holidays with her family. She enjoyed listening to the radio, socializing, and playing piano on special occasions. She was a member of the Low Vision Club and attended meetings with her daughter. Edna traveled to many interesting places, including California, South Dakota, Michigan, and the Smoky Mountains. Edna was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Eldorado, taught Sunday School, and was a member of Volunteer Friends. She is survived by son, Donald (Lila) of Eldorado; two daughters: Lois (Ted) Chipman of Eldorado, and Gloria (Lee) Snidersich of Frankenmuth, Michigan;10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and eight great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eldor, on September 17, 1995; a son, Darold Rickert; a great-grandson, Garrett Rickert; two sisters, Rose and Esther; and a brother, Henry. The family would like to thank Rev. Dean Desilet and the nurses, aides, and helpers on the second floor of the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home for their care and compassion.

Dear WI Holstein Association, It was a great honor and humbling experience for me to be named the 2011 Wisconsin Outstanding Holstein Boy and one of the National DJM Representatives. No one will ever know how much this award truly means to me. I’m not sure where I would be today without the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association and its countless activities which have helped me gain knowledge and skills about the dairy industry and gain many friendships which will last a lifetime. I am sorry I am not able to be here today [at the Adult Convention] to thank you in person as I am in the middle of an internship at Arethusa Farms in Litchfield, CT. I want to thank you so much for this award and the many opportunities you have given to me. I am truly blessed and extremely grateful to all of you. Thanks so much, Kyle Natzke

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Edna Rickert Edna L. Rickert, 98, a resident of the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home, formerly of the Town of Eldorado, died Thursday, February 2, 2012. She was born on December 2, 1913, in the Town of Eldorado, a daughter of Charles L. and Adina Westphal Frederick. Edna graduated from Fond du Lac Senior High School in 1931. On November 9, 1932, she married Eldor R. Rickert at Eldorado E.U.B. Church, now known as Eldorado Salem United Methodist Church. Eldor 6–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2012

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From your President Corey Geiger Dear Wisconsin Holstein Association members: In my final article as President and a director of this Association, it is my pleasure to share excerpts from the 2011-2012 State of our Association address, which I gave at the 121st Annual meeting in Waupaca, Wis. It takes a team to run an organization with 3,000 members. That team begins with our staff. I want to thank Chris, Laura, Larry, and Sharon for bringing our many programs and initiatives to life. I would also like to thank our board of directors. Many of the actions taken by this group will set our Association up for long-term success. We had some great discussions. We didn’t always agree. But in the end, we arrived at sound decisions and walked out of the room with resolve to do what’s right by the Holstein cow and our members. This year began with a comprehensive review of our long-term labor needs. After a thorough investigation that began right after last year’s annual meeting, we opened the Member Services Manager position in mid-May. After a complete vetting process, Larry Nelson was selected from nearly two-dozen applicants in mid-September. Larry has a diverse business background which, thankfully for us, included a soft spot for the Holstein cow. As he learns the ins and outs of this Association, I hope you take time to get to know him. Larry is very personable and has the goal of attending every county meeting. I am happy to report he is already on his way to reaching that goal. Throughout the personnel review process, we undertook many business matters such as creating employee job descriptions. That process continues as we now have the first draft of an office manual to more properly detail how to carry out many of our Association’s events. In this business world, word of mouth is no longer enough. As we move throughout 2012, that living document will be updated with more detail. Long-term labor needs. As a trade association, we need to strike a balance between services and financial resources. Your board and staff know that. To that end, one of the more frequent questions asked by members this past year has been, “What are the true labor needs and what can we afford?” We have studied that question and continue to study it. Ultimately the board will finalize that question at year’s end. Currently, we have 3.5 full-time employee equivalents, and by December, through a transition process, we will have 3 full-time employee equivalents with two full-time and two-part time employees. Through that transition, Larry will assume a greater leadership role, while Chris shares the finer points of running this Association. What will our staff look like in 2013? Only time will tell. However, by year’s end, I can envision a scenario where we are at 3 employee equivalents, a little more or a little less. Being lower than that might not be feasible because we might not be able to carry out the many functions that members rely on; much higher, and it may be a financial burden. Time will tell. Through this transition, the 2012 budget will be negative, primarily due to higher labor costs. Let me be the first to say, “I don’t like unbalanced budgets.” However, as we transition the collective knowledge from one employee to another, it is the cost of good business. It is the cost of continuity. In my mind, it is money well spent. And, ultimately, we do have money in reserves to fill this gap. Due to a conservative fiscal approach by our staff, most notably Chris Williams, as well as past boards, we have money in reserves. In January 2004, our Merrill Lynch investment account stood at $203,000. By the end of 2011, we had $532,000 in Merrill Lynch investments. For those doing the math, that is a 262 percent gain in eight years. It is this board’s opinion; we can afford a negative budget gap. And, in all fairness, it may not stay that way as our employee team has ideas to improve our income stream. Speaking of ideas, our employee team is now having short weekly meetings, which are followed up by a synopsis of written goals for the week. That approach keeps our eyes on the short-term process, but what about our future? Since 2008, the WHA Board and Staff have been conducting SWOT analysis... strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats on our Association. That process, conducted annually at our December board meeting, has led to some very positive results. However, that too will change. In the future, our staff will lead the long-term formation of our business plan. They will present ideas at the September board meeting for reaction from

the board. Then, the best ideas will be further honed for final presentation and approval at the winter board meeting. The last eight years. Let’s recap changes that have taken place in my eight years on the board. Without a sound financial foundation, no organization can thrive. To that end, we are definitely better off today than we were eight years ago. • Eight years ago our net assets stood at $473,000; today $591,000. That number is more impressive when you consider that 20 percent of 2004’s net assets were receivable from Wisconsin Holstein Publications. The Wisconsin Holstein News continues to do well under Laura’s leadership. Financially, she inherited $96,000 in debt. Today, that number has been whittled down to $48,000 and now only represents eight percent of Wisconsin Holstein’s assets. • Eight years ago our Merrill Lynch investments were at $203,000; today $532,000. As I said earlier, that is a growth rate of 262 percent and now enough to cover one year’s budget which is a safe position as far as business standards are concerned. • Within the Merrill Lynch Fund there is $103,000 for scholarships, which is up from 2004’s $69,000. I might add that none of that money came from the WHA budget. It was all fundraised. Plus, during that time we awarded nearly the same total in scholarships - $66,200. • Lastly, our Juniors’ net worth has nearly doubled from $20,000 to $37,000. Our long-term goal is to continue to work with Merrill Lynch on our investments. It was 14 years ago that we first invested money with them. As returns from bonds and CDs dwindle, we have invested a bit more in stocks with companies focused on energy, equipment, and communications. As we invest in more stocks, we will become part of more of the market’s ups and downs. For example, had our fiscal year ended in January 2012, our returns would have been 3.6 percent versus December’s 0.6 percent. Again, it is all timing. What does the future hold? Our industry will continue to consolidate... cow numbers will remain, but fewer people will own those cows. That also may mean there is a larger allied industry providing services to dairy farmers. As a trade association, we need to continue to focus on areas that are relevant to the Holstein cow. That may include efforts related to identification, genomics, and other value-added efforts. As my service on the board comes to a close, let me say that I wasn’t sold on term limits when I first was elected to this board. Standing here eight years later, I can say I do believe in them now. If you put your heart and soul into an organization, term limits allow directors to give it their all for a predetermined amount of time. At the same time, like the rebirth that occurs each spring on our farms, newly elected directors allow for an organization’s renewal. My time has now come to step aside. Lastly, it was never my goal to serve as President of this organization, but it was my goal to someday give back to the breeders in this great state for the many opportunities afforded me over the years. That is why I ran for the board in 2004. And for that I thank each and every one of you for not one, but two splendid opportunities to serve as your President. They say you should always leave a place better than you found it. By that standard, I hope I receive a passing grade from our 3,000 members. In dairy we continue to trust, Your retiring President, Corey Geiger

Welcome to These New Members Adult members: Travis Ullmer, Seymour Kyle Moser, Westby Juniors members: Bridget Achterberg, Edgar Ben & Blare Teynor, Prairie du Chien Savannah Miche, Seymour Justin Olson, Lancaster Garth Sayler, Kaukauna

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B-Long Holsteins Bruce and Brenda Long, New London By Amy Ryan

The Long family - Bryant with B-Long Telsa, Brandon with B-Long Dreamsicle, Brenda, Bruce and Bret with B-Long Brown Sugar

summer and at least two days a week during the winter. They are also committed to milk quality and currently average a SCC under 120,000. They feed a TMR of high moisture shell corn, silage, haylage, cottonseed, a protein mix and dry hay. Cows also receive free-choice dry hay out of the barn. Dry cows are housed on a bedding pack in colder times and also have a five-acre pasture where they spend most of their days. Calves are housed in a greenhouse barn in individual pens and receive milk replacer up to two months old. They then are housed in groups of two or three from two to four months old and move into group housing from four to eight months of age. From eight to 14 months old, they are on a hile watching their children succeed and milking a nice herd of cows bedding pack and pasture and move to a freestall barn and pasture after 14 may seem like simple goals to some Registered Holstein breeders, it months old. All heifers are fed baled hay and two pounds of grain a day. has proven to be a successful, rewarding philosophy for Bruce & Brenda Their herd’s solid foundation is built from Bruce and Brenda’s family Long of B-Long Holsteins. This particular philosophy has produced a barn herds. Namely, eighty percent of the herd traces back to two animals that full of 10 Excellent, 30 Very Good and 12 Good Plus cows with a BAA Bruce got when working at Belleview and 10 percent comes from Brenda’s around 108.0 and an impressive rolling herd average of 31,921 pounds of family herd. That foundation coupled with a breeding philosophy focused milk with 1137 pounds of fat and 966 pounds of protein, which has earned on frame, strength, components and the ability to milk has resulted in them numerous awards. long-lasting, high producing cows. The B-Long story begins at UW-River Falls, where Bruce and Brenda Bruce says that this breeding philosophy has evolved a bit over the years met. Bruce majored in Dairy Science, while Brenda got a degree in Food as he and Brenda felt they had solid production pedigrees and looked to Science with a minor in Dairy Science. Bruce and Brenda were no strangers focus a bit more on type to improve the overall look of the herd. Currently, to the dairy industry, with Bruce growing up on Belleview Farm, owned by they are using sires like Guthrie, Dempsey, Shot, Butze, Windbrook, Fever, his dad and uncle in Weyauwega. Brenda grew up in Gillett, where her Atwood and some young red sires to assist with that goal. parents milked a grade herd of cows. The Long family has had much success in breeding those long-lasting, This herd of 50 Registered Holsteins has called New London home good milk cows. In fact, to date, they have bred 23 Gold Medal Dams and since 1990, when Bruce and Brenda purchased their current farm from 11 Dams of Merit. In addition, the herd boasts 25 homebred cows that have friend and neighbor, Joe Bricco. At that time, they were milking 45 cows produced over 200,000 pounds of milk and four cows with over 300,000 with a rolling herd average right around 18,000 and a BAA of 101.0. pounds of milk in their lifetimes. Today, this family farm operated by Bruce, Brenda and their three sons, One of the cows was B-Long Adan Chiscuit VG-89 GMD DOM, who Bryant, Brandon and Bret, is home to 120 head (60 cows and 60 heifers). had a lifetime record of 204,620 pounds of milk with 7170 pounds of fat They have not had and currently do not have any employees. They own and 6205 pounds of protein. This Stardell Chief Adan daughter was the only 10 acres of land, and purchase dam of B-Long BW Grapefruit all their feed from Joe Bricco who VG-86 GMD DOM, a Maizefield runs over 500 acres in the area. Bellwood daughter that Bruce credits Brenda handles the milking, calf with a large influence in their herd. feeding and bookwork, while Bruce Along with carrying various bull does the other feeding in addition to and embryo contracts, Grapefruit milking, breeding, vet work and any produced many offspring and much other duties that require attention. of today’s herd goes back to this Bryant and Brandon are at the particular cow. This particular cow University of Wisconsin-Stevens got the Longs involved in marketing Point, while Bret is currently a student their genetics worldwide. They have of the University of Wisconsinsold embryos to Japan, Germany, Madison Farm and Industry Short France, Great Britain and the Course. The boys still help out when Netherlands, and 20 bulls have gone they are home for the weekend. to A.I companies. The Long family is focused on One of Grapefruit’s daughters, taking good care of their animals, B-Long Terry Juice VG-86 GMD while enjoying doing it. To maximize DOM, a Ricecrest Tesk Terry daughcow comfort, their 55-cow tiestall ter, garnered much attention during barn is equipped with mattresses. The her stay at B-Long Holsteins, and was B-Long Tootsy Pop EX-91 cows are on pasture during the sold to Golden-Oaks Farms in IL


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B-Long Throne Sugar EX-90 GMD

B-Long Brown Sugar EX-92

as a young cow. Other standout Grapefruit daughters include B-Long Mfd Blueberry VG-85 GMD DOM with 38,450M by Ha-Ho Cubby Manfred and B-Long Mtoto Fruit VG-85 GMD with 36,340M and B-Long Mtoto Peach VG-85 with 37,950M by Carol Prelude Mtoto. Bruce says that his family, and especially his sons, have enjoyed showing at the local, state and national levels since they were six years old. B-Long Tootsy Pop-ET EX-91, who also hails from the Grapefruit family, is one of the standout show cows in the Long family herd. Behind this Picston Shottle daughter is B-Long Throne Sugar EX-90 GMD, then B-Long Conv Kooky VG-86 GMD DOM, then Terry Juice and Grapefruit. Bret showed her this past year at the Midwest National Spring Show, where she was recognized as the Best Bred and Owned Cow of the Junior Show. Tootsy Pop’s 365-day record of 45,250 pounds of milk, 3.8 percent and 1718 pounds of fat, 3.2 percent and 1466 pounds of protein in her second lactation and CTPI of +1836 have earned her a spot on the Holstein Association USA top 10,000 Cow List. In addition, Tootsy Pop’s December 2010 Ri-Val-Re 2338 Niagra-ET daughter, B-Long Tootsie Blow Pop is currently on the Holstein Association USA Locator List for Genomics at +1936 GTPI. Tootsy Pop has another milking daughter by Million, B-Long Tootsy Roll GP-84 and a granddaughter by Pine Tree Sid. Another exciting cow that has earned attention both in and out of the barn for Bret is the Braedale Freelance daughter, B-Long Brown Sugar EX-92. She started her show season locally, where she was named Supreme Champion of the Waupaca County Fair. It culminated at World Dairy Expo, where she competed in the 125,000-pound class and went on to be Nominated Junior All-American in that category. The Long family usually chooses to flush a couple of their better cows each year, and Brown Sugar was one of those cows in 2010. This flush resulted in two Shottle daughters. B-Long Holsteins is home to only one purchased animal, a KHW Kite Advent daughter that caught Bryant’s eye at the 2007 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale. Although $3,000 seemed to be a steep price at the time, Any-Day Advent Sunny-Red EX-92 has really paid off for the Long Family. As a Junior Two-Year-Old, this young red cow won her class at the District 7 Holstein Show and was Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show. Later that year, she was first junior owned animal in her class at the International Red and White Holstein Show. That placing earned her the title of Reserve Junior All-American Red and White Junior Two-Year-Old. Her highest record is 4-05 324d 28,339 pounds of milk, 4.0 percent and 1137 pound of fat and 3.1 percent and 873 pounds of protein. She has one Ladino Park Talent-IMP-ET*RC daughter and a Scientific Destry *RC granddaughter that call B-Long Holsteins their home. The accomplishments of the cows listed above and others in the Long herd have lead to recognition at the local, state and national levels. Locally, they recently won the Outagamie County Distinguished Breeder Award. In 2007, they were honored with the Wisconsin Distinguished Younger Breeder Award and went on to be named a National Distinguished Younger Breeder. Finally, they have been recognized as a Holstein Association USA Herd of Excellence for the last four years. Along with operating B-Long Holsteins, the Long family is very active in several organizations in their community, including their local Holstein organizations. Due to their farm’s proximity to the county lines, they have the opportunity to be involved in both the Waupaca/Waushara County Holstein Association and the Outagamie County Holstein Association. More specifically, Brenda serves as the Waupaca/Waushara County Association as secretary and junior advisor. Bruce currently serves as President of the Outagamie County Holstein Association. They both served

Any-Day Advent Sunny-Red EX-92

on the planning committee for the 2012 WHA Convention in Waupaca and opened their doors as part of the farm tours during the convention. They are also active members of the United Methodist Church in Clintonville. While Bruce and Brenda are very honored by the awards bestowed upon their herd, seeing their boys succeed with their animals and in their activities has been the greatest measure of their success. Bryant and Brandon were actively involved in the Waupaca-Waushara Junior Holstein Association, where they were on the dairy bowl team. Bret is still actively involved in the Junior Association, where he currently serves as president and was on the dairy bowl team. The boys’ animals have earned them numerous awards at Junior Holstein Convention, and most recently, Bret was honored as Distinguished Junior Member. Bruce adds that exhibiting their animals at numerous shows has really been rewarding for them in marketing their genetics, but most important, once again was the opportunity to get their kids more involved in the Holstein Association. He says that the look on the boys’ faces when they excel in the show ring is completely priceless and overwhelming. The future plans for B-Long Holsteins are not set in stone and depend on Bret’s goals following graduation. However, one thing is for certain, their focus on cow comfort, producing quality milk and involvement in the Registered Holstein business will remain the same. All in all, they will continue to take good care of their cows and enjoy the successes that come from taking care of and developing their herd as a family.

2011 Cover Contest 2nd Place: Sara Harbaugh, Marion

3rd Place: Sarah Loehr, Eden

Thank you to all of our entrants for this year’s contest - we had several great entries. Our theme for the 2012 contest is “Heads or Tails” and we’re looking for unique views of your cows - with or without people. Entries will be due November 15 & can be submitted at anytime. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2012-9

Junior Holstein Convention Results Wisconsin Holstein Youth were “Rockin’ in the Northwoods” The 2012 Wisconsin Holstein Princess and Attendant were also The annual Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention was hosted by the Clark County juniors in Eau Claire, Wis., at The Plaza Inn & Suites, crowned at the banquet on Thursday evening. This year, Laura Finley of December 28-30, 2011. Over 500 Holstein members, chaperones, and Jefferson County will serve as the WHA Princess, and Anna Blake of Waupaca/Waushara County will join her as the WHA Princess Attendant. volunteers were in attendance to help make the weekend a huge success. Throughout the convention, junior members participated in numerous Special recognition is given to youth leaders that have been nominated contests, including speaking, arts and crafts, photography, Dairy Jeopardy by youth in the Junior Holstein Association and selected by the Junior and Dairy Bowl. The largest competition of the weekend was Dairy Bowl, Activities Committee. This year’s WHY (Wisconsin Holstein Youth) Friends in which 24 junior, 29 senior, and five rookie teams competed. were Kelle Calvert of Lafayette County and Laura Wackershauser of Grant Over 50 volunteers helped coordinate Dairy Bowl matches, Dairy County, both in the six years and over division. Jeopardy contests, and the speaking contest. At the end of the contest, an Wisconsin Holstein awarded nearly $12,000 in scholarships this year, undefeated junior team from Manitowoc County and an undefeated senior and following the award presentation, an auction was held to raise funds for team from Polk County earned the honor to represent Wisconsin at the future awards. Donated items auctioned off included clippers from Andis, National Holstein Convention in the Dairy Bowl contest. Manitowoc UW-Madison Men’s Hockey tickets donated by Ted and Sandy Halbach, County’s team members included Bieke de Bruijn, Jake Siemers, Jordan a certificate for a Bonnie Mohr print, UW-Madison Men’s Basketball Siemers and Josh Siemers. Polk County’s team was tickets donated by Corey Geiger and Krista comprised of Brett Getschel, Cody Getschel, Chris Knigge, another two pairs of men’s basketball Rassier and Ethan Dado. Coming in second place tickets donated by the Rob Rippchen family, and a in the junior division was Dodge County and show package donated by NASCO. Also donated Vernon County finished second for the seniors. was a Bonnie Mohr Print from Second-Look Holsteins, a Steiger 600 Replica Pedal Tractor All juniors at convention had the chance to from Case-IH, a stay at the “Doctor’s House” by compete in the Dairy Jeopardy competition. The Daluge Travel, and an Agri-Graphics gift package. top competitor in each of three age brackets has Funds from these items, along with a silent the opportunity to compete at the National level. auction, are put into the WHA scholarship fund, Qualifying this year was Jake Siemers of and nearly $3,000 was added this year. High Manitowoc County in the junior division, Crystal school seniors, short course, and two and four year Siemers-Peterman of Manitowoc County in the college students that are members of WHA are all intermediate division, and Kyle Natzke of Fond eligible for these scholarships. du Lac County in the senior division. Placing Throughout the convention, youth were second and third in the junior division were Adam recognized for other outstanding achievements, Field of the District 5 Junior Club and Kylie including Junior Progressive Breeder and Long Nickels of Dodge County. In the intermediate Range Production animals producing 100,000 to division, Jordan Siemers of Manitowoc County over 200,000 pounds of milk over their lifetime (for took second, and Andy Sell of Dodge County was a list of the cows that received these recognitions, third. In the senior division, Stephanie Nagel and download the winter issue of the Junior Journal Rachel Hartlaub of Manitowoc County placed at second and third, respectively. 2011.pdf). In the speaking contest, Wisconsin can send The Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association up to three delegates in each division to compete at awards interested juniors the opportunity to travel National Convention. To compete, youth must to an area of the state to tour farms and learn from prepare a speech on a topic related to the dairy This year’s top award winners - the their dairy operations. This Farm Tour award was industry at a length assigned to their specific age division. Heading to National Convention this year 2011 Outstanding Holstein Boy & Girl: given to twelve recipients including Morgan Lundy of Jefferson County, Theresa Madland of the are Reece Lehman of Trempealeau County, Kyle Natzke and Laura Elliott District 5 Junior Club, Tony Weier of Iowa Courtney Moser of Vernon County, and Abby Field of the District 5 Junior Club in the junior division. Kati Kindschuh of Fond County, Brooks Hendrickson of Green County, Riley Bricco of Shawano du Lac County, Jordan Siemers and Barloe Brisson of Manitowoc County County, Elizabeth Sarbacker of Dane County, Cassi Miller and Jackie qualified in the intermediate division. Representing the senior division will Breuch of Wood County, Kati Kindschuh and Derrek Kamphius of Fond be Kaitlyn Riley of Crawford County, Laura Finley of Jefferson County and du Lac County and Joshua Butler and Andy Sell of Dodge County. The group will be traveling the state early this spring. Rachel Hartlaub of Manitowoc County. On Thursday evening, the annual banquet was held to honor outThe convention concluded Friday morning with an awards breakfast standing juniors in the Association. Kyle Natzke of Fond du Lac County and the annual business meeting, where four new Junior Activities and Laura Elliott of Dane County claimed the most prestigious honor, Committee (JAC) members were elected. The JAC group is responsible for being named Outstanding Holstein Boy and Girl. These individuals coordinating and overseeing all junior events within the Wisconsin Junior have excelled in their Holstein programs and have been an asset to the Holstein Association. Selected this year for the southwest district was Andrea Association and dairy industry as a whole. Also receiving honors were 19 Pagenkopf of Grant County, Ryan Pralle of Clark County for the northwest other Distinguished Junior Members, 16 Younger Member Recognition district, John Klossner of Green County for the southeast, and Nicholas winners, and 14 Twelve & Under Recognition winners, all of which Schuster of Fond du Lac County for the northeast. These members will excelled in their Wisconsin Holstein activities in 2011. serve a two-year term as JAC’s, and join second-year members Katie Of the exceptional youth recognized, four representatives in the Wendorf of Vernon County, Cara Biely of Waupaca/Waushara County, Distinguished and Younger Distinguished Member categories were selected Brett Hildebrandt of Dodge County and Nathan Huser of Wood County. to submit award forms to the National level with hopes of being honored The contest room is always fun and a great way to show off projects at the National Convention, being held in Missouri in June. Amelia Cooper done by junior members throughout the year. In the advertising contest, of Dane County, Stephanie Nagel of Manitowoc County, Kyle Natzke of members submit advertisements they ran in the Wisconsin Holstein News Fond du Lac County and Kayla Wright of Jefferson County were all or something they designed at home on their own. This year’s winners in chosen to represent Wisconsin as Distinguished Junior Members. The the junior division were Carley Krull of Jefferson County, Cole Booth of Younger Member delegates include Katherine Larson of Vernon County, Sheboygan County, and Jordan Siemers of Manitowoc County. In the Elizabeth Sarbacker of Dane County, Jordan Siemers of Manitowoc senior division, Andrea Pagenkopf of Grant County and Bryce and Cassy County and Nicole Wright of Jefferson County. Krull of Jefferson County were recognized. Taking people’s choice honors 10–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2012

Distinguished Junior Members

Younger Member Recognition Winners

Front: Karsen Haag, Cassy Krull, Cara Biely, Stephanie Nagel, Andrea Pagenkopf and Morgan Lundy. Middle: Brett Hildebrandt, Kayla Wright, Ami Cooper, Laura Finley, Nate Huser, Laura Elliott, Rachel Hartlaub and Jake Hoesly. Back: Kyle Natzke, Thomas Larson, Bryce Krull, John Klossner, Bret Long, Mitch Kappelman and Katie Wendorf.

Front: Sierra Huser, Jordan Siemers, Nicole Wright, Brooke Trustem and Paige Hoesly. Middle: Charlie Hamilton, Kayli Hodorff, Austin Naumann and Ryan Smith. Back: Kennedy Stumpf, Ethan Dado, Carley Krull, Jessica Pralle, Katherine Larson, Elizabeth Sarbacker and Rachel Coyne. National DJM Representatives

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senior division. People’s choice winners were David Petersheim and Tony were Carley Krull in the junior division and Bryce Krull in senior. In the photography contest’s farm people photos, Ava Booth of Weier. Each county is encouraged to submit a scrapbook of their activities Sheboygan County, Morgan George of Trempealeau County, and Rachel Nigh of Vernon County were recognized. In the senior division, Tony throughout the year. These books are judged and awards are given to the Weier of Iowa County, Andrea Pagenkopf of Grant County, and Valerie top three counties. This year, Green County earned top honors, and Grant Kramer of Fond du Lac County had photos that received top honors. and Vernon Counties followed closely in second and third place. The People’s choice awards went to Ava Booth in the junior division and Tony digital scrapbook contest winners were Grant and Polk Counties. The folding display contest was a huge success again this year. Weier in senior. In photography’s farm scenes category, Paige Nelson of Pierce County Individuals developed display boards to highlight activities or subjects took first, while Jessica Steger of Crawford County received second and within the dairy industry. First in the junior division was Hope Petersheim third in the junior division. Excelling in the senior division were Jackie of Vernon County, second was Emily Steger of Crawford County, and Breuch of Wood County, Tony Weier of Iowa County, and Danae Bauer third was Rachel Nigh of Vernon County. Rachel was also named people’s of Waupaca/Waushara County. People’s choice honors went to Paige choice in this contest. First in the intermediate division was Valerie Kramer of Fond du Lac County, second was Katherine Larson of Vernon County, Nelson in the junior contest and Tony Weier in senior. Wrapping up the photography contest was the farm animals and third was Katie Bauer of Waupaca/Waushara County. Katherine category, where Morgan George of Trempealeau County took first and Larson of Vernon County was People’s Choice winner in the intermediate Rachel Coyne of Pierce County and Kristen Broege of Rock County came division. In the senior contest, Tina Barton of Lafayette County was in second and third respectively. Danae Bauer of Waupaca/Waushara took first place and people’s choice with Danae Bauer of Waupaca/Waushara first and third, and Felicia Opsal of Dane County rounded out the senior taking second. The annual essay contest encourages members to write about assigned division in second place. People’s choice awards went to Rachel Coyne of topics relating to today’s dairy industry. The top junior individual for this Pierce County and Megan Miller of Dane County. contest was Marcus Schroepfer of The juniors got creative in the Langlade County. In the senior arts contest, and taking top honors in division, Charlie Hamilton of Grant the junior division were Hannah County was first with Stephanie Nelson of Pierce County, Rachel Nagel of Manitowoc County and Nigh of Vernon County and Joey Morgan Lundy of Jefferson County Opsal of Dane. In the senior division, rounding out second and third. Tony Weier of Iowa County was the top individual and John Klossner of One of the most coveted awards, Green County and Sarah Gerbitz of based on participation throughout the Rock County rounded out the conyear and enthusiasm, is the Spirit test. Hannah Nelson and Tony Weier award, which was given to the District received the people’s choice awards. 5 Junior Club. The Bell-R-Ring conAlso bringing out creativity were test was won by Sheboygan/Langlade those in the crafts contest. Sara for their clever rendition of “Red Dorshorst of Wood County, David Solo Cup,” and best Penny War Jug Petersheim of Vernon County and Decoration was awarded to Vernon Anna Christensen of Polk County County for their “Rockin” cheese 12 & Under Recognition winners were the top individuals in the junior guitar design. division, while Tony Weier of Iowa Front: Rachel McCullough, Madison Calvert, Abby Field, Kalista Hodorff For teams to be seated in the Dairy and McKenzie Calvert. Back: Brian McCullough, Grant Fremstad, County, Justin Peper of Polk County, Bowl contest, they must take a written and Elizabeth Sarbacker of Dane Alli Walker, Jenna Broege, Collin Wille, Connor Siemers, Lindsey Sarbacker, exam on the first day of convention. Kaianne Hodorff and Cole Booth. County were the top three in the Those individuals scoring highest are wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2012-11

recognized with awards. High scores in the junior division this year went to Jordan Siemers of Manitowoc County, Matthew Kramer of Fond du Lac County, and Kenni Bores of Wood County. Recognized for high scores in the senior division were Jessica James of Iowa County, Matthew O’Leary of Fond du Lac County and Dane Thompson of Barron County. The Wisconsin Holstein Association would like to commend the Clark 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 Action City shuttle sponsors: Accelerated Genetics, Select Sires and Rural Mutual Insurance. And a special thanks to our junior raffle sponsors: SandyValley Holsteins, Accelerated Genetics, ABS Global, Inc., Alta Genetics, CRV, International Protein Sires, Genex/CRI Coop, East/Central Select Sires, Semex, NASCO, Animart, The Country Today, Wisconsin Holstein News, Hoard’s Dairyman, Cattle Connection, Holstein World, UWMadison Badger Dairy Club, UW-River Falls Dairy Club, WI State Farmer, PDPW, Bovine Boutique, GreenStone Financial and World Dairy Expo.

Scholarship Recipients Front: Abby Wethal, Cassy Krull, Laura Elliott, Stephanie Nagel and Erin Kappelman. Back: Ryan O’Leary, Lexa Miller, Katie Wendorf, Josh Joseph, Austen Schmidt and Breinne Hendrickson.

WHA Princesses 2012 Princess Laura Finley and Princess Attendant Anna Blake

WHY Friend Awards Laura Wackershauser, Grant County and Kelle Calvert, Lafayette County

Speaking Contest

Dairy Jeopardy

Front: Reece Lehman, Kati Kindschuh and Kaitlyn Riley. Back: Courtney Moser, Abby Field, Jordan Siemers, Barloe Brisson, Laura Finley and Rachel Hartlaub.

Front: Jake Siemers, Crystal Siemers-Peterman and Kyle Natzke. Back: Adam Field, Kylie Nickels, Jordan Siemers, Andy Sell, Stephanie Nagel and Rachel Hartlaub.

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Manitowoc County Junior Dairy Bowl Team

Dodge County Junior Dairy Bowl Team

Front: Josh Siemers, Bieke de Bruijn, Jake Siemers & Jordan Siemers. Back: Coaches Jeff Neuser & Janina Siemers.

Pauly Grulke, Dawson Nickels, Danielle Warmka, Kylie Nickels and Coach Mandy Sell.

Polk County Senior Dairy Bowl Team

Vernon County Senior Dairy Bowl Team

Front: Cody Getschel, Ethan Dado, Chris Rassier & Brett Getschel. Back: Coaches Gwen Dado, Patti Hurtgen & Ginny Rassier.

Front: Coach Kent Wendorf, Ryan Nigh & Kaleb Storm. Back: Colin Landis and Katie Wendorf.

Long Range Production Spirit Award - District 5 Front: Brett Walker and Levi Kindschi. Middle: Johanna Madland, Adam & Abby Field. Back: Theresa Madland and Alli Walker.

Front: Jordan Siemers, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Breinne Hendrickson, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Morgan Lundy and Matthew Kramer. Middle: Carrie Warmka, Danielle Brown, Nicole Wright, Anna Blake, Charlie Hamilton, Kayla Wright and Sean Brown. Back: Bret Long, Brett Hildebrandt, Austen Schmidt, Brad Warmka, Erik Warmka, Ryan Pralle, Stephanie Nagel and Mitch Kappelman. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2012-13

2011 Outstanding Holstein Girl & Boy Outstanding Holstein Girl - Laura Elliott

Outstanding Holstein Boy - Kyle Natzke

2011 Outstanding Holstein Girl, that honor is something that I have always aspired to achieve but am still so humbled to have been named this exceptional achievement. I grew up on my families dairy farm in Marshall, Wis., where my parents, Ken & Kathy Elliott, along with my older sister, Amber, and I milked Holsteins and Jerseys. My passion for the dairy cow started in Ceres, Calif., where I helped my mom with some of her daily chores on the farm, such as feeding calves. I was given my first Holstein calf on my 1st birthday, unfortunately when my family decided to make the move to Wisconsin in 1995 my first Holstein had to stay behind. When my parents established Partee Holsteins they gave me the first heifer born on our farm that was Partee Diamond. She was the start of my animals that I owned. My family decided to disperse our herd this past July, it was a very tough decision for all of us to end a very large chapter in our lives. In our dispersal sale everything sold including all of our young stock. One thing we learned this summer is no matter where we are within the Holstein industry, whether it may be milking cows or serving farmers we all have the same passion for the Holstein cow and will carry that passion with us in every job we have. The Wisconsin Holstein Association has been a large part of my invaluable experiences within the dairy industry. Starting with participation in dairy bowl at a very young age where I was given the opportunity to learn about the Holstein cow and the history of the Association. I was lucky enough to win the state’s dairy bowl contest in 2006 and earned the opportunity to travel to the National Holstein Convention in Sioux Falls, S.D. Showmanship was another passion of mine when I was a younger member. I worked very hard with my animals to be able to succeed while in the ring. I am proud to say that I have been given the opportunity to give back to these two events within the Holstein Association by helping to organize these two contests in my past two years of being on the Junior Activities Committee. Serving on the Junior Activities Committee was always a goal of mine from a young age, I was honored when I was voted as the Southeast JAC representative and then this past year when my peers voted me as the JAC Chair. Serving the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association over the past two years was one of my best junior Holstein experiences. Another experience that I will never forget was being named a 2010 National Distinguished Junior Member Semi-Finalist. Representing the state of Wisconsin at National Holstein convention was an honor. Being with some of the best junior in the nation, and the top Holstein breeders was an amazing experience that I will always remember. In 2009 I was given the chance to combine my love of the Holstein cow with my passion for dairy promotion. I was named the 2009 Wisconsin Holstein Princess, and as princess I traveled the state attending various dairy events along with promoted agriculture and the dairy cow in the classroom. In my year as princess I was able to educate hundreds of elementary students about the importance of the dairy industry and agriculture in Wisconsin. Given opportunity to share a dairy farmers story to educate future generations about Wisconsin’s 26.5 billion dollar dairy industry was an unforgettable experience. Currently I am in my final semester at the University of WisconsinMadison, where I am double majoring in dairy science and life sciences communication while also pursing a business certificate. On campus I am actively involved in the Association of Women in Agriculture, Badger Dairy Club, National Agri-Marketing Association, and the collegiate dairy judging team. Upon graduation I have accepted a position with Dow AgroSciences.

It was a great honor for me to be named the 2012 Wisconsin Holstein Boy. I was extremely shocked and humbled to have received this award and to join the amazing group of people who have received this award in the past and have the same passion for the dairy industry that I do. Crestbrooke Holsteins, of Fond du Lac, is where I grew up and call home. My family consists of my parents, Tim and Barb as well as my sister Kristin and her husband Trent. Crestbrooke is a small but select herd of Registered Black and White as well as Red and White Holsteins and a few Jerseys. I received a Red and White calf when I was four years old from my Dad and a partner of his Dana Erway, and that is where my love of the Holstein cow begins. Although my family does not milk cows or farm any land, we raise all of our show heifers, and milk a few cows in the summer that we want to show. The rest of our cows are housed at farms throughout the state. There are a few cows that have impacted my herd and showing career throughout the years. First of all, a homebred favorite, Crestbrooke Encore Clasy-ET who is a second generation homebred EX-94 point cow was nominated Junior All-American 4 times in milking form. She is also turning out to be a great brood cow for us with her first scored milking daughter going EX as a 3 year old. Also, Raggi Durham Tobi-EX-92, has had a big impact on my herd. She is a granddaughter of Ernest-Anthony SD Tobi-EX-96 and has been Nominated Junior All American 3 of the last 4 years and All American once. She has two daughters by Palermo that are developing nicely, one which was second at the International Junior Holstein Show. Nova-TMJ Golden Erin in partnership with my Dad and Chad Ryan is a cow which has also helped with developing my herd. She has a very high gTPI and has helped teach me a lot about Genomics. I currently have 4 daughters out of her and 4 bulls in A.I. As a member of the Dodge County, Fond du Lac County, state, and national Junior Holstein Associations, I’ve been greatly involved in Junior Holstein activities. Since I was very young, I’ve shown at local, district, state, and national shows, including World Dairy Expo in Madison, the Eastern National in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Southern National in Stillwater Oklahoma, and NAILE in Louisville, KY. Besides showing, I’ve been very active with the Junior Holstein Association and its activities. I have won the junior trip award, participated in the Youth Mentorship program as well as many contests at Junior Convention –including dairy bowl, speaking contests, dairy jeopardy, advertising contest etc., as well as helped with both the Fond du Lac and Dodge County Fitting and Showing workshops. In addition I have attended and participated in 5 National Holstein Conventions including winning the intermediate jeopardy contest and senior fitting contest. All of these have been very rewarding experiences and have helped me develop friendships, leadership experience, and knowledge to last a lifetime. Last March I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course with an emphasis in dairy herd management. Since I have been fitting cattle and helping at shows and sales throughout the United States and Canada. Currently, I am working on a three month internship with Arethusa Farm in Connecticut. I plan to return home for the summer. After this I would like to become a herdsman at a show herd, and eventually one day own a herd of my own Registered Holsteins. There are many people who have helped get me where I am today in the dairy industry and I would like to thank them for their guidance and support. First of all, I would like to thank my parents, Dad for teaching me almost everything I know about dairy cattle and clipping, as well as teaching me a great work ethic. Also, thank you to my mom for always

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Laura Elliott, continued

Kyle Natzke, continued

All of my success I have had over the years would not have been possible without the love and support from my family; my mom and dad have been my inspiration and backbone over the years. I credit them with so much and cannot thank them enough for everything. The Holstein Association, office staff, and board members; thank you for allowing our juniors within the state so many opportunities throughout our junior career. The judges, thank you for awarding me this very prestigious honor I am so grateful. To the Holstein breeders throughout the state, so many of you have touched my life in a very special way; I thank you for all of your support and guidance over the years. Finally to the dairy industry, it has been a huge part of my success thus far. My drive comes from those that have come before myself and done so much for the industry. I want to continue to see our industry grow and develop for the next generation of agriculture and if I can make a small impact in that I will feel as if I have accomplished a lot. I have learned No matter where you are in the dairy industry, you always have a family to support you and you always have a common bond. Be proud to be a part of agriculture; it is the one thing in my life that has taught me so much more than I can imagine.

supporting me no matter what and helping me with any questions I may have and my sister and brother in law for helping with the details. I would especially like to thank the Hodorff family for helping us at the shows as well as working with us and our cattle throughout the winter, and to Chad and Amy Ryan for always being there for me. To the farms that house our cattle thank you for all that you do for us. As well as everyone that has supported me throughout the years and have given me words of encouragement. I can’t thank all of you enough for how much support you have given me. I am extremely blessed to be a part of the dairy industry and honored to have won this award.

Folding Display Contest Front: Valerie Kramer, Katie Bauer and Katherine Larson. Back: Rachel Nigh, Danae Bauer and Hope Petersheim.

Bell-R-Ring Sheboygan/Langlade Counties

2011 Graduates at Convention

Best Penny Wars Jug

Front: Danielle Brown, Jennifer Kindschuh, Kelly Lee and Kayla Solum. Back: Laura Elliott, Katie Wallenhorst, Adam Nehls and Jake Brey.

Jackson Servais, Vernon County

Essay Contest Front: Marcus Schroepfer and Charlie Hamilton. Back: Stephanie Nagel and Morgan Lundy.

Top Dairy Bowl Seating Exam Scores Front: Jessica James and Matthew O’Leary. Back: Jordan Siemers, Matthew Kramer and Kenni Bores. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2012-15

Advertising Contest Alli Walker for District 5, Andrea Pagenkopf and Jordan Siemers.

Junior Progressive Breeders Front: Courtney Moser, Katrina Nunes, Stephanie Nagel, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Devin Kepler and Sean Brown. Middle: Katherine Larson, Charlie Hamilton, Valerie Kramer, Kayla Wright, Ami Cooper and Nicole Wright. Back: Bret Long, Austen Schmidt, Brett Hildebrandt, Ryan Pralle and Breinne Hendrickson.

Scrapbooks 1st – Morgan Behnke, Green County; 2nd - Abriana Errthum, Grant County and 3rd - Hope Petersheim, Vernon County.

Trip Award Winners Front: Morgan Lundy, Derrek Kamphius, Tony Weier and Kati Kindschuh. Back: Cassi Miller, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Josh Butler, Andy Sell, Riley Bricco, Theresa Madlund and Jackie Breuch.

Photography Contest Front: Rachel Coyne, Andrea Pagenkopf and Tony Weier. Back: Paige Nelson and Rachel Nigh.

Arts & Crafts Front: Elizabeth Sarbacker, Hannah Nelson, Sara Dorshorst, John Klossner and Tony Weier. Back: Joey Opsal, David Petersheim and Rachel Nigh. 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2012

Tracy Lepak & Shawn Omernik were united in marriage on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Congratulations to you both on your special day! Tracy & Shawn are pictured with Milk sour

ce Jasper Look-at-Me, GP-83

Edgewood Dairy Farms LaVerne, Cindy & Joe Lepak

Herdsman: Tracy (Lepak) Omernik

7741 Dairy Lane, Custer, WI 54423 Phone: 715-592-4691 • Fax: 715-592-4625

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B-J-Grove Holsteins ...................................... 27 Badger Dairy Camp ...................................... 36 Bears Grass Dairy ........................................ 16 Bella-View Holsteins .................................... 19 Blukel Holsteins ............................................ 11 Buehring Farms ............................................ 12 Carroll Farms ................................................ 73 Circle Drive Holsteins .................................. 70 Clinton County Classic ................................ 14 D-Force Dairy................................................ 35 DeBoer Holsteins .......................................... 10 Dellka Farms ................................................ 30 Dev-Lin Holsteins.......................................... 63 Dodgeramma/RedFest.................................. 13 Double-D Holsteins ...................................... 46 Farnear Holsteins .......................................... 67 Flat-Net Dairy .............................................. 32 Floralawn Holsteins ...................................... 15 Gahm Farm .................................................. 50 Gildale Holsteins .......................................... 74 Goers Family Dairy ...................................... 74 Golden Oaks Farm........................................ 68 Green|Rock Dual County Sale .................... 69

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Hartford Holsteins ........................................ 73 Hendel Farms ................................................ 44 Hilltop Dairy LLC ........................................ 66 Hilrose Holsteins .......................................... 48 Holstein Association USA ............................ 34 Illinois PDCA Calf Sale................................ 52 Iowa Spring Sale ............................................ 6 J-Maker Dairy .............................................. 47 J-Volker Holsteins.......................................... 24 K-Lane Farm ................................................ 61 Koester Dairy ................................................ 18 Larcrest Holsteins.......................................... 56 Lida-Acres .................................................... 60 Lindahl Farms .............................................. 12 Lindale/Team Holsteins .............................. 29 Lyonden Farm .............................................. 52 Manitoba Holsteins ...................................... 37 Manannah Valley .......................................... 34 Marathon County .................................... 38-42 Mil-R-Mor .................................................... 75 Mil-R-Mor Golden Anniversary Sale.......... 8-9 Milksource Genetics ................................ 25, 79 Minnesota Directory of Services .................. 76 Minnesota Spring Special ........................ 20-21 Mitchell’s Holsteins ...................................... 57 Oertel Farms ................................................ 33 Olmar Farms .................................................. 3 Opsal’s Ridge .......................................... 54-55 Pine-Shelter Farms ........................................ 73

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: Christianne Williams, Director of Operations Laura Wackershauser, Editor/Advertising Manager Larry Nelson, Member Services Manager Sharon Maffei, Membership/Event Coordinator WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Corey Geiger, President - Mukwanago, 920-650-0294 Todd Stanek, Vice President - Fall Creek, 715-456-8718 Angela Davis-Brown, Secretary - Dodgeville, 608-935-3814 Matt Lippert, Executive Committee - Pittsville, 715-884-6578 Marci Walker, Executive Committee - WI Dells, 608-253-3003 Todd Borgwardt - Valders, 920-758-3133 Paula Bovre - Fond du Lac, 920-923-6991 Dan Cnossen - Hatley, 715-302-1327 Chris McCullough - Juda, 608-934-1425 Tracy Nelson - Ellsworth, 715-307-1804 Chad Ryan - Fond du Lac, 920-960-1449 Kent Wendorf - Viroqua, 608-689-2201 NATIONAL DIRECTORS: Robert Nigh Viroqua • 608-675-3442 Corey Geiger Mukwanago • 920-650-0294

Purple Ribbon Sale ...................................... 16 R-Homestead ................................................ 64 R-Vision Holsteins ........................................ 32 Ran-Rose Holsteins ...................................... 71 Regancrest .................................................... 80 Rickert Bros. LLC .................................. 58, 78 Nor-Way-Pete Holsteins ................................ 58 Ripps Dairy Valley LLC................................ 22 Schaufine Farm ............................................ 47 Second-Look Holsteins.................................. 51 Schreiber Acres Dispersal ............................ 28 Sheeknoll Farms ............................................ 49 Sherdale Holsteins ........................................ 23 Siemers Spring Showcase.............................. 53 Smithcrest/Kranzdale First Opportunity Sale .. 65 Stone-Front Farms ........................................ 59 Sugar Creek Dairy ........................................ 62 Sunnyside Dairy Farm .................................. 17 Synergy Dairy ........................................ 51, 72 Timbr-Creek-D Holsteins ............................ 34 Tomkins Farm .............................................. 43 University of Minnesota ................................ 7 UW-Madison ............................................ 5, 31 UW-Madison Farm & Industry Short Course .. 77 Vatland Holsteins .......................................... 45 Walk-Era Holsteins.......................................... 2 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale ............................................................ 26-27 Cover photo by Jordan Siemers

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WISCONSIN MADISON Dairy Science Student Profile Name: Laura Elliott Hometown: Marshall, WI High School: Marshall Senior High School Class Size: 80 Farm: Partee Holsteins & Jerseys Major: Dairy Science & Life Sciences Communication Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? UW-Madison was an easy choice for me; it is a world-class university in my backyard. Madison provided a large city atmosphere with Big Ten sports, yet still had a small community on the agriculture campus. What has been your most memorable college experience? Being involved in several activities on campus have been invaluable experiences in my college career. Through Badger Dairy Club, Association of Women in Agriculture, National Agri-Marketing Association and the Collegiate Dairy judging team I have been given the opportunity to travel all over the United States and visit Canada. The memories through these organizations and connections I have made are those that I will never forget. What has been your favorite course? My favorite Dairy Science course has been Dairy Herd Management - it is a great combination of a lot of important topics on a dairy farm in a real world setting. My all time favorite course has been my Campaign Strategy course through the Life Sciences Communication department. This course has taught me many facets of the business world by developing a product campaign strategy. What are your future career goals? Upon graduation I have accepted a position with Dow Agro-Sciences where I will be on their sales staff. I also plan to continue to stay active within the dairy industry with Registered Holsteins and dairy promotion.

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2X Queen of the Breed & International Cow of the Century With over 400 females in unbroken gens. of Excellents, Roxy’s transmitting ability is simply unparalleled. Over 50 descendants sell, including a VG-87 Jet-Red 2-yr-old from an EX-94, 52,000 lb. dam, that could be the world’s first 11-gen EX Roxy!

6-04 2x 365 41,590 4.1 1714 3.0 1240 Champ Rae is an 8th gen EX Roxy with 8 EX maternal sisters, including the renowned Perk-Rae-Red EX 90. Champ Rae’s fancy Atwood senior calf sells ready for the showring! Also selling is RED, POLLED Perk Rae granddaughter.



4-09 2x 365 32,240 4.6 1481 3.3 1061 A great granddaughter of Roxy, Robanna is as close as you can get to the legend herself! A pick of two 6/11 Shottle Daughters and a Sanchez granddaughter sell.

LT: 302,920 3.6 10908 3.1 9469 Abby and her 3 direct Excellent dams total over 1,000,000 lbs. milk & 18 multiple E’s! Daughters by Shottle, Sanchez & Mac & 2 granddaughters sell!

Plan to join us at this very special event as we celebrate 50 years of Mil-R-Mor breeding!

The sale will feature the best of the best from the Mil-R-Mor herd. In addition to members from the prestigious Roxy family, you will be impressed by the expansive collection of other tremendously deeppedigreed cow families the Millers have developed. The sale will include a number of phenomenal consignments that descend from Mil-R-Mor breeding. Don’t miss this opportunity to bring home your own piece of Mil-R-Mor history in the form of a beautiful young female with a deep pedigree behind her and unlimited earning potential ahead of her. 8 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012

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7-03 2x 365 47,060 4.2 1965 3.1 1482 This 8th generation EX is one of 16 EX daughters, all with EX MS, from the remarkable Lana Rae 2E-94 family. 8 members of this branch of the Roxy’s sell! Look for Liberty Rae’s Destry sister—the only Lana Rae daughter selling this year!

4-04 2x 365 35,780 4.0 1437 3.0 1068 Pearlisha’s nearest 3 dams (All EX), each calved 7 times before they were 8 ½ and averaged 250,000 LT! Her 12/10 Dusk & RED 1/11 Redliner sell.

2-02 2x 365 32,930 4.4 1440 3.2 1070 Who doesn’t remember the 2005 All-American 4-year-old, Debutante Rae? She is dam to some of the hottest bulls in AI! Selling is a Fever granddaughter from the VG 88-EX MS Darla Rae and a granddaughter from VG-87 Deluxe Rae.

5-04 2x 365 37,450 4.5 1703 3.2 1204 Fancy and her next 9 dams (All EX) avg. over 188,000 LT! Her potential 10 gen EX daughters by Sanchez & Shottle, and a potential 11 gen EX granddaughter sell!

< MIL-R-MOR RUDOLPH SCARLET 4E-91 EEEEE 4-10 2x 338 54,090 4.0 2140 3.0 1616 LT: 209,191 7924 6457 Two beautiful 3/11 Goldwyn daughters sell!

Bob & Kaye Miller & Family

765 E Rock Grove Road - Orangeville, IL 61060 Bob: (815) 819-7282 - Lorilee: (515) 290-0453 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012 - 9

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a R m edFest m a r e g All in One Day! d o D Saturday, April 14 10:30 a.m. Ixonia, WI Missy Daughter Sells

Apple’s Breathtaking Clone Sells

Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy EX-95

KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-95

Supreme Champion, WDE & Royal Winter Fair 2011 Missy’s daughter by Federal sells. What an opportunity to own a daughter of a Supreme Champion. Missy Syndicate, c/o Morsan - 403-783-8784

Grand Champion, Grand International R&W Show 2011 Apple’s breathtaking 9/10 clone sells and she will show with the best of them! Apple Partners - 608-207-0344

Alice’s Fancy Aftershock Sells

Desire’s Red Camden Daughter Sells

Amlaird Lee Alice-ET EX-94

Budjon Redmarker Desire EX-96 3E

All-American Junior 2 Year Old 2003 Alice’s fancy 3/11 Aftershock daughter sells from 3 generations of EX-94, All-American dams. MilkSource - 608-566-9096

Grand Champion, WDE 2005 Desire’s RED 9/11 Camden daughter sells - maternal sister to Destiny, 3x All-American. Budjon & Vail - 920-960-0350

Tom Morris Ray LeBlanc Todd Wendorf Niles Wendorf Paul Trapp Les Terpstra

Sale Staff: 320-267-8795 Mike Deaver 802-249-2155 Chad Ryan 920-988-3323 Kevin Jorgensen 920-342-9482 Lynn Harbaugh 608-332-0079 Dale Kranz 920-450-8532 Rob Krohlow

608-207-0344 920-960-1449 920-210-3992 920-420-1524 920-960-2566 414-258-2890

Todd, Christa & Landon Wendorf W2444 Evergreen Rd., Ixonia, WI 53036

Sale hosted & managed by Todd Wendorf For catalogs, contact Todd at 920-988-3323 or e-mail: Directions to Crescentmead Holsteins - From I-94, go north on Hwy. 67 8 miles to Evergreen Rd., go left 1/4 mile to farm on right. MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012 - 13

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Ursa-Grass Cold Emerald GP-82 ++GG+ GTPI +1698

2-00 2x 365 27,221 4.0 1099 3.1 851 Sire: Coldsprings Kenyon 9118-ET Dam: Honadel Goldwyn Emmy-TW VG-85 VEV++ 3-02 2x 344 27,502 4.0 1087 3.2 892 CTPI +1823 G’Dam: Honadel Ellipse Ellymae-ET VG-86 VG-MS GMD DOM 3-07 2x 365 31,039 3.6 1106 2.8 884 3rd Dam: Honadel Rudolph Elsie VG-87 VG-MS GMD DOM 3-04 2x 305 27,180 4.1 1112 3.3 910 4th Dam: MIG Erinn-ET VG-85 GMD DOM 6-03 2x 365 33,360 3.4 1137 2.9 984

Another fine Coldspring daughter descended from MIG Erinn: Ursa-Grass Coldspring Evian VG-86 CTPI +1884 1-10 2x 297 25,090 3.4 842 2.8 690 2-10 2x 235 25,484 3.2 820 2.7 700 inc.

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Donald & Tamara Schroeder • Gary Schroeder • Donald Honadel S8495 Cty. Hwy. V, Augusta, WI 54722 Barn phone: 715-286-2110 Donald Honadel cell: 715-450-3566 RHA: 366 cows 2x 25,934 3.63 942 3.03 785 BAA: 104.2% Inquiries are welcome ~ We have springing heifers available, please call for more information.

To Fall Creek, Eau Claire


Bears Grass Dairy Inc.

Join us for a tour of our facility, meal & guest speaker - Clark County Dairy Agent Maria Bendixen


To Osseo

Purple Ribbon Classic Saturday, March 31 • 12:00 noon • Marshfield, WI






5-01 3x 365d 42,100 3.2 1357 3.2 1363 Next dam EX-92 GMD DOM Barbie! Selling Belara’s 4/11 Robust heifer! - Regancrest Farm, 563-568-2055

3-05 3x 300d 34,941 3.6 1259 3.0 1049 Selling Bashful’s 12/11 Observer! Genomics back in March – stay tuned! - Our-Favorite Holsteins, 715-877-3116

6-11 2x 365d 42,280 3.6 1534 3.2 1367 Selling Pilgrim’s 6/11 Observer granddaughter at +2126 GTPI from a +2003 GTPI Million dam! - L-L-M Dairy, 715-297-8485

- 3/11 Damion from EX-91 Lheros with 31,000M! Duckett Holsteins, 715-459-6481 Sale to be held at the Central Wisconsin State - 11/10 Red Satchel from VG-88 Advent – the Ravens! Bosside Holsteins, 715-223-0534 Fairgrounds, Marshfield, WI - 6/11 Redliner from VG-86 Rubens; next dam EX-94 4E GMD! Jason Danhof, 715-305-0522 Full catalog will be online at - 9/11 Atwood from 3E-93 Chil with 30,000M! Pierce-Vale Farms LLC, 608-378-4968 - 6/11 Domain from VG-88 Leduc; 2nd dam VG over 200,000M life! Ben Dorshorst, 715-453-3860 Sale sponsored and hosted by - 3/11 *RC Dusk from VG-86 Kite; 2nd dam 2E-93 – the Renitas! Walk-Era Farms, Inc., 608-742-5679 Wood Area Holstein Breeders - 9/11 Braxton from VG Roy; 2nd dam EX-90 Blitz – the Roxys! Ocean-View Genetics, 707-756-2651 For more information or to order a catalog, contact: - 6/11 Phoenix from VG-87 dam; 2nd dam 3E-94 Sellcrest No Rachel-Red! K-Rown Holsteins, 715-652-6110 Karen Vanderwerff - 715-613-0882 Dennis Bangart - 715-937-1492 The 2012 edition of the Purple Ribbon Classic features a super lineup! Show age heifers, high-genomic families, deep pedigrees – find it here on March 31, 2012! 16 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012


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Sunnyside Cora Debo-Red-ET VG-87

2-03 3x 351 25,830 4.2 1040 3.1 808

2-03 3x 236 22,086 3.7 821 3.0 663

1st Senior 2 Year Old, District 10 Show 2011

Wisconsin Holstein Barn Meeting Friday, March 23 • 11:00 a.m. Please join us on March 23 for our WHA Barn Meeting. You will be able to tour our facility, followed by a meal and presentation on facilities by Scott Gunderson, Manitowoc Counnty UW-Extension Dairy Agent. • 250 cows milked 3x per day in double-8 herringbone parlor • New heifer & calf barn • 6 EX, 40 VG, 80 GP cows


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Bella-View Shot of Gin 1st Fall Calf, 1st Bred & Owned & Junior Champion, Mideast Fall National 2011

This Shottle and her baby sister, Bella-Ridge Damn Good, a Damion born December 2011 are Lot 1 & 2 at March Madness. This Dynamic Duo can be yours March 17!

Owned with Forest-Ridge Holsteins

Rosedale Lexington EX-92 Their dam is an EX full sister to Lexington, Hon. Mention Intermediate Champion WDE 2011 & 2x Reserve All-American

Ms Angels Angashock +2016 GTPI 3K

6 nearest dams are 93 points!

This beautiful Aftershock is from a VG-87, 1000F two-year-old Stormatic from the legendary Apple. Ms Angel has sold embryos to Japan. Ms Angel sells bred to Redburst on May 28, 2012 at The Impact of Ada Sale. KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-95 Grand Champion, Grand International Red & White Show 2011

Wilstar-RS Tlt Limited-Red


Reserve All-American R&W Aged Cow 2011 1st Mature Cow & H.M. Grand Champion R&W, Royal Winter Fair 2011 Reserve Grand Champion, Grand International R&W Show 2011

Limited’s 3/4 sister, Summer Dream R-Lucky by Redliner, sells March 30 at Siemers Spring Showcase. Let these un“Limited” opportunities be your “SHOT” of success!

“Defining Beauty”

As you can see above, the 2011 show season was unforgettable for us. Breeding a National Junior Champion & being a co-breeder of an Expo Reserve Champion are dreams come true. In turn, we offer our best to you in 2012.

Lynn & Sara Harbaugh

Jacob • Logan • Madison

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

~ Watch our website for photos of these heifers in the upcoming weeks. ~ MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012 - 19


Saturday, April 14, 2012 • 11:00 a.m. • Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester

Larcrest Comet-ETS GP-84 DOM 2-02 2x 155d 13240 4.7 625 3.0 392 inc. MN’s Finest with a GTPI of +2308! Flush age Robust sells with two A.I. contracts from the GP-84 Planet above, then VG-89 Ramos Crimson and Cosmo herself! Embryos, bulls to A.I., ready to flush and will look great doing it, this is a $$ making family and she is ready to cash flow! ~Larcrest Holsteins (507) 402-7276

Sapa-Ska Toystory Courtney EX-90 2-04 2x 352d 26680 4.2 1128 3.2 845 +2300 Shamrock x EX-90 Sapa-Ska Toystory Courtney x EX-92 Outside! High genomics, outstanding pedigree and a great looking calf in one neat package! Simply put, take her home! Her EX-92 grand dam is also selling. This deep pedigreed cow will look SUPER in any barn! ~Zahbull Holsteins (507) 251-1260

Hendel Shottle Miami-ET VG-88 GMD DOM 4-05 3x 365d 37400 3.4 1266 2.8 1056 Big square early Super daugher due soon with sons in A.I. Her dam is Shottle Mitzi also with sons around the world! Right from the heart of Hendel’s greatest, this Super daughter has an ultra-sounded female in her and will double in value right after she calves. ~Select Sires (614) 873-4683

Jen-D Tiffany Devil-Red EX-92 2-04 2x 365d 26840 4.1 1095 3.0 793 Selling is a maternal sister to Jen-D Tiffany Devil-Red, Supreme Champion at the MN State Fair. This sharp Shaquille heifer will be a great summer yearling for your show string. ~Raylore Farms (320) 587-5864

Lyons-DL Talent Galena EX-90-2E 5-00 2x 327d 30070 3.4 1037 2.9 867 Straight as an arrow and a RED Jr. 2 for this year! Selling is a stylish Reality daughter out of the EX-90 Talent above, followed by a VG-86 Achiever daughter! Sells fresh early in March, take her home and add a fancy one. ~Joe Martin

Jim-Jamdl Marmax D-Red-ET VG-88 GMD DOM 3-06 2x 365d 45560 2.8 1280 3.3 1484 Flashy red and white Aaron spring yearling for 2012! Her dam is the powerhouse genetic giant VG Dee with huge milk production for several generations! There are multiple All-American nominations from this family, bulls to A.I., everything for success in this well made heifer. ~Melarry Farms (320) 267-3180

Miss Durham Elizabeth EX-94-3E 5-04 2x 365d 35460 3.4 1201 3.0 1054 Fancy full pedigreed Dundee Dec. calf! Her dam is Miss Durham Elizabeth EX-94-3E, then a EX-91 Windstar! Still in the herd with over 200,000 lbs. of milk, this long lived cow family lives on in this fancy calf! ~Culbertson, Kietzman & Hendel (507) 458-7680

Vatland O Man Mary 2007 VG-89 DOM 4-10 2x 365d 36790 4.1 1500 3.3 1211 Very early Kramer daughter +2200 GTPI! Her dam is due soon and looks phenominal! She is an early milking Atwood with sons in A.I and the grandam is the workhorse Oman Mary with numerous sons in A.I.! Take this genetic giant home and look smart all year long! ~Hendel Farms (507) 458-7680

Sale Staff:

Jeremy Schafer..................651-380-2968 Mike Snyder.......................608-963-9308 Scott Courtney....................563-380-1318 Scott Culbertson.................614-264-5980 Randy Kath........................320-761-2985 Steve Peterson...................218-849-2238 Pat Heeren.........................507-273-2412 Russ Thyen.........................320-583-8049 Andy Steinhagen................612-581-7523 Sale sponsored and managed by:

MINNESOTA HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION 411 28th Ave S, Waite Park, MN 320-259-0637 | Fax 320-259-0009 Email

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An Atlas daughter of EX-93 Lannydone B-Grand Mekka. She sells fresh with her second calf. A super low SCC in her 1st lactation and over 1000#’s of fat. An added bonus, if a heifer calf, the calf will also sell. ~Heuer & Hay (320) 693-2798 Fancy Jr. 2 year old candidate for this summer. An Aspen due 60 days after the sale, get her home, calve her in and enjoy. ~Russ & Heather Thyen (320) 583-8049 Selling is a fancy young Goldwyn from the EX-92 Tiger-Lily, then EX-92 Milan. This young cow has all of the makings to develop into the same kind of cow. ~John & Rachael Holmgren (701) 212-2311 Alshar Holsteins send three show prospects and a cow to make fancy RED show calves. ~Al-Shar Holsteins Online and Onsite Silent held (605) 347-8276 be to ion Auct ryo Emb in conjunction with the MN Spring Special.

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

Fancy pair of Atwoods selling on the Youth Showcase. The pair are backed by over 1,000,000 lbs of milk in 3 generations. The first is out of a Hi Metro dam x Jed. The second from Morty x Duster x Leader. ~Carroll Farms (507) 334-4661 A fancy Morty Jackson winter yearling for next year! A perfect pick for a youth buyer looking for a show prospect and a chance to start their herd. ~Albrecht Holsteins (952) 955-1772 Selling is a fancy RED October calf out of a VG-85 dam. Bid last on this correct heifer and take her home just in time for the show season. ~Dennis Gransee (507) 648-3636

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

Gold-N-Oaks J-F Go-Girl-ET EX-90 GMD DOM 2-04 2x 365d 35990 4.8 1735 3.1 1118 Beautiful, black Man O Man selling with a GTPI of +2073 from one of the hottest cow families in the U.S.! Due right after the sale to Franz with an ultrasounded female. Her dam, the VG-88 Goldwyn above x EX-90 Throne from the Gold-N-Oaks high protein cow family! This family flushes well with strong A.I. contract interest! ~Robert Eustice (507) 775-2211

Glen-D-Haven Oman Biffy-ET VG-86 DOM 2-07 2x 365d 34320 3.4 1165 Big, square and early Gabor springer! Ultrasounded with a Clark heifer calf and full pedigree! Her dam, is a Baxter daughter followed by VG Oman Biffy who has offspring around the world! Due soon and ready to cash flow! ~Robert Eustice (507) 398-6142

Honeycrest Fritz Amber-ET VG-88 3-03 2x 365d 36800 3.5 1293 2.6 967 Big strapping Atwood right under +2000 GTPI! Due early may to Facebook with A.I. interest, her dam is VG-88 Fritz Amber with almost 37,000 lbs, then VG Outside! Super deep pedigree from a great looking heifer! Great udder promise, pedigree and potential all in one package! ~Honeycrest Farms (715) 977-0499

Da-So-Burn T-Story Birch VG-85 2-04 3x 365d 35440 4.5 1587 3.1 1108 +2300 GTPI Observer and she is made Great! Her dam, a GP-82 Jeeves, the VG Toystory Birch x VG Form Brett! A different sire stack from a fancy heifer ready to go home and flush soon. ~Darin Burnikel (563)547-4225

Pine-Shelter Cherokee-ET EX-91-2E 6-04 2x 365d 32590 3.3 1064 2.9 936 A fancy October Serac daughter out of the EX91 Morty, above, then Cheyenne EX-95, herself. Cheyenne was Grand Champion at World Dairy Expo in 2003! This heifer would be a great addition to any herd. ~Albert Bros (507) 269-3084

Beyercrest Janine-ET VG-87 DOM 4-10 3x 365d 41020 4.6 1867 3.3 1361 +2225 GTPI fancy Observer x VG-87 Goldwyn then the VG-88 Mtoto Janine with sons in A.I! Increase your genomic base and buy this heifer. ~Brad DeBoer (605) 949-0382

Savage-Leigh Lavisha-ET VG-89 2-00 2x 365d 26890 4.7 1721 3.4 1253 Fancy yearling Freddie selling from a World Classic family! Her dam, the VG-89 $300,000 Lavisha! This Freddie is right at +2100 GTPI and from the famed Savage-Leigh cow family! Take her home, flush her and make generation next! ~Select Sires (614) 873-4683

Quality-Ridge Ruben Sandy EX-94-2E 5-08 2x 345d 33670 3.7 1252 3.1 1044 Fresh, milking well and looking good doing it! This young Perry daughter GP-82 needs to see the classifer and hails from a matriarch Stranshome show cow, Quality Ridge Ruben Sandy, EX-94! An end stall cow with a super pedigree! ~Stranshome (507) 444-0071

Harmony-Corners Karona VG-88 3-02 2x 365d 25570 3.9 1005 3.3 847 Big black and powerful is this just fresh in December Lennon. Her Goldwyn dam, above is VG-88. She is backed by 7 generations of VG and EX dams! If looking for consistency look no further. ~Jim and Angie Block (952) 288-6747

Olmar Shottle Sally EX-92 3-10 2x 365d 35819 3.6 1306 3.0 1060 Made in the Goldwyn fashion, this flashy all black silky December calf is sure to please! Her dam, EX-92 Shottle Sally with a full deep Olmar pedigree! The right cross for a bright future, a sure herd builder for anyone! ~Olmar Farms (507) 794-2697

Opsal P Toystory Emelita VG-88 3-06 2x 365 39480 3.7 1448 2.8 1121 Fancy early Jordan September calf for next year! Her dam, the VG-88 Toystory above with almost 40,000lbs, then an EX Stormatic and a huge pedigree from the Hillarys! Bid often, bid last and take home a beauty! ~Pfaff & Opsahl (507) 964-5561

Lazy-A Durham Ida-ET EX-90-2E 3-09 2x 365d 26700 3.7 991 2.9 770 From a line that is inspring in both type and production is a Jasper fresh in December. Her dam the EX-90 Durham above, then the EX-963E Villarosa B C Ida cow. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out on this opportunity! ~Orbit & Raylore Farms (612) 240-8002

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Rippd-Valley Boliver 3249

Rippd-Valley Shottle 3548

EX-90 EX-MS at 4Y

VG-87 VG-MS at 3Y +1792 GTPI

2-00 3x 305 26,130 4.5 1167 3.0 795 3-00 3x 305 32,240 4.1 1322 3.2 1030 4-04 3x 325 35,870 4.2 1519 3.1 1121 inc. Due back in May to Garrett. Her milking Jeeves is one of our top genomic 2-year-olds at +2001 GTPI and has a record of 1-10 3x 125d 9,090 4.0 364 3.0 260 inc.

EX Roy

1-10 3x 292 30,700 3.4 1052 2.8 874 2-09 3x 305 39,330 3.6 1412 3.0 1168 4-00 3x 159 19,510 3.3 593 2.9 547 inc. Her Roy dam is VG-87 VG-MS with 30,300 4.2 1278 3.2 977 at 3Y. An Ammo daughter from 3548 is averaging 86 lbs./day at 202 days into her 2-year-old lactation!

Die Hard & Bolton

Rippd-Valley Roy 2932

Rippd-Valley Die Hard 2804 (left)

EX-90 EX-MS at 5Y

VG-85 VG-MS at 5Y

4-10 3x 355 33,850 4.1 1371 3.1 1057 6-00 3x 67 9,150 4.0 368 3.1 272 inc. Lifetime to date: 132,790 3.9 5101 3.1 3967

3-01 3x 306 33,710 3.9 1322 2.9 984 Lifetime to date: 1463 143,880 3.9 5571 3.0 4282

Her Hayden daughter due to Gerard is the kind we like!

Dry & due soon.

Rippd-Valley Bolton 3978 (right) GP-83 at 2Y

Interesting facts about Ripps Dairy Valley: • 42 milking Jet Streams & we like ’em! • 26 milking Shottles & 58 more to calve • 20 milking Jeeves & 90 more to calve • 118 1st & 2nd lactation cows classified 33 VG & 85 GP • 1/12 RHA: 954 cows 30,339 3.7 1117 3.0 902 22 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012

1-09 3x 305 30,170 3.8 1153 3.0 920 3-00 3x 160 11,640 4.3 513 3.4 424 inc. Due 10/5 to Blackout. A good dam & daughter pair!

RGary, IPPS DAIRY VALLEY LLC Troy & Chuck Ripp & Families 6626 Ripp Drive, Dane, WI 53529 • 608-850-5789 •

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EX-96 EX-96MS 4-09 2x 365 44,694 4.2 1890 3.4 1510 Pasta was Reserve All-American 5 Year Old 2008 and Nom. All-American 125,000 lb. Cow 2011. Pasta’s summer yearling sister by Goldwyn sells. Imagine the potential! Buttles

EX-96 4E EX-MS GMD DOM 5-06 2x 365 44,700 3.7 1647 3.3 1467 Get an August 2011 Braxton from a GP-83 Aspen dam. 2nd dam EX-92 3E Durham with 35,720 3.2 1137, 3rd dam VG full sister to Eileen. Norrbom

EX-92 EX-MS GMD DOM 2-06 2x 365 31,690 3.9 1237 3.1 990 Barbie’s VG DOM Goldwyn is the #4 PTA Type cow and dam of four heifers over +2200 GTPI. The Goldwyn’s July 2011 Bookem sells. Sandy-Valley

EX-93 EX-MS 3-00 2x 365 32,630 3.2 1033 2.7 865 Evelyn was 6th Junior 3-Year-Old at the 2009 WDE and Nom. All-American. Make your own show calves with four Bradnick embryos from Evelyn. Fust




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VG-86 2-04 2x 365 29,620 3.8 1115 3.1 924 Camille’s dam is the $100,000 Shottle Camouflage VG-88 DOM. From the Juror Faith’s comes Camille’s Snowman fall calf. Sandy-Valley

EX-90 2-06 2x 365 37,490 4.0 1502 2.9 1100 Shiloh is a 7th generation EX with bulls in A.I. and embryos exported. Her Morty dam has 40,780 and 1592F. Shiloh’s December 2011 Shout sister sells. Opsal

EX-90 EX-MS DOM 3-11 3x 305 31,450 4.2 1333 3.1 968 Mollie’s dam is genomic giant WesswoodHC Rudy Missy EX-92 3E GMD DOM with 18 sons in A.I. Mollie’s big pedigreed Bookem sells. Nettekoven

EX-92 2E EX-MS GMD DOM 7-08 3x 365 45,820 3.8 1763 2.9 1351 A December 2011 Niagra sells from Mae’s EX-91 2E Finley with 38,960 and 1394F. 3rd dam Lead Mae EX-95 - world famous family. Wallman & Mayerlane




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EX-90 EX-MS 3-04 2x 305 24,890 3.5 871 3.0 754 M-Azment is backed by 8 generations of VG or EX Maui’s. Her Atwood summer yearling is an eye-catcher! Oeh-My Holsteins

EX-94 3E EX-MS *RC 5-00 2x 365 38,220 4.1 1564 3.0 1158 Dixie’s VG-88 Elegant is the dam of a GP 2Y Damion. The Damion’s fancy Million winter calf sells. Blake

EX-90 EX-MS 3-02 2x 365 27,430 3.3 917 2.7 749 Want-To’s dam is Stardust Windy EX-90 with 35,743M and 1369F then EX-94 granddam with 187,000 lft. Her August 2011 Dundee sells. Buman

EX-94 3E EX-MS 5-10 2x 365 32,430 4.0 1286 3.1 1000 We’ve seen the kind Sanchez can make. From Lolly’s GP-84 Goldwyn comes a full age Sanchez fall calf. Voight-Acres

More Exciting Offerings... • Get an August 2011 Trigger from the Ina’s. Dam is GP-83 Oman with 27,300M, granddam GP-83 BW Marshall twice over 30,000M. Holmland • Grab a fancy Alexander fall calf. Her dam is a GP-82 2Y Blitz with 25,830M then 6 gen VG and EX. Cordes • Royal-Vista offers a full age Richman winter calf. Dam is a VG Blade over 31,000M at 2Y. Granddam GP Mich with 29,410M. • Get a flashy State Fair calf with a December 2011 Atlantic from a deep Canadian pedigree. Bartcrest • Synergy Dairy offers a sporty Klassic Big Time spring yearling from 3 generations of VG dams. • Krohlows send a growthy summer yearling by Lincoln-Hill Shot Laser from a high-testing VG-86 2Y Jasper. • Grab a summer yearling Sid from a VG-87 Goldwyn backed by the Milk-E-Way Pete Kitty family. Gates

Sale Staff: Sale Chairman: Tom Anderson 715-754-5869 Jim Hoskens, Pedigrees 920-366-7153 Darrell Worden, Auctioneer 715-842-8098 Ringmen: Kevin Jorgensen 920-210-3992 Jay Jauquet 608-279-3222 Brian Wesemann 414-803-7142 26 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012

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All-American Family


Atwood Fall Calf





EX-95 2E EX-MS GMD DOM 5-06 2x 365 41,340 3.2 1313 2.9 1206 An early Braxton sells from Amy’s GP-83 Mac granddaughter. 2nd dam EX-92 Cousteau with 38,150M 1528F. Danhof & Draeger

EX-94 3E EX-MS 4-02 2x 365 30,683 4.6 1396 3.0 920 Adeen is a full sister to Ashlyn EX-96. An Outbound winter calf from Adeen’s EX-93 2E Durham is your chance at AllAmerican heritage. Bremer

EX-93 EX-MS 4-06 2x 341 31,660 5.1 1620 3.4 1061 Marisol’s massive July 2011 Dundee is the Canadian kind. Granddam EX-91 2E James, then VG-87 Astre, VG-87 Raider and 2E Hugo. MilkSource

EX-93 Can 4-10 2x 365 41,828 3.3 1387 3.2 1354 An Atwood granddaughter from Radiant’s VG-88 full sister sells. They’re backed by Skychief, Astro Jet, Mattador & Valiant. Dahlke


High Index Red







EX-92 3E EX-MS 6-05 2x 305 33,080 4.5 1473 2.9 966 Franci was Res. All-American R&W Spring Yearling 2001. Selling a full age summer yearling Redliner from Franci’s VG-88 Kite. Hagen & Kuse

VG-88 GMD 6-02 3x 57,050 3.6 2032 2.9 1657 Need milk? Get it in red! Lici’s dam has 47,810 4.2 1998, granddam 3E-92 with 42,860 1764. Take a pick of Lici’s April 2011 Lawnboys. Kestell

EX-91 2E EX-MS GMD 5-08 2x 365 45,920 4.7 2151 3.0 1381 Alissa’s the dam of two R&W All-American nominees. Alissa’s VG-89 full sister Amanda with 40,090 4.5 1823 is the granddam of a *RC Palermo selling. Country-Aire Dairy

EX-90 2E 5-02 2x 365 36,780 4.5 1668 3.1 1153 Combine Frosty and the Alicia’s for high type and lifetime milk. Allstar’s Fremont granddaughter sells - a possible *RC. Royola


High Components

Contract Kind






EX-91 EX-MS 3-05 2x 365 33,580 4.0 1338 3.3 1123 A March 2011 Gillette Watchout from Bacardi’s EX-91 Astronomical sells. Potential 4th generation EX. Wide-Open

VG-89 EX-MS 6-01 2x 365 22,730 4.5 1020 3.3 753 Dorothy’s EX-90 EX-MS Sept. Storm made 23,740 5.8 1383F. A *RC Destry summer yearling granddaughter of the Sept. Storm sells. Rob-Cri

EX-90 2E GMD DOM 2-10 3x 365 46,040 3.7 1721 2.7 1235 Great sire stack here. An early Lauthority x 2Y Shottle x EX-91 EX-MS Outside x Daphne’s VG-87 Rudolph full sister. Haase

EX-90 2-02 2x 335 28,590 4.0 1141 3.4 965 Marny’s VG Mac is an 8th generation VG or EX “Everything but Famous Kathryn.” The Mac’s June Lewis summer yearling sells. Bricco

More Exciting Offerings... • A spring yearling Sanchez can be your State Fair heifer. Dam is a VG Damion with over 27,000M at 2Y, 2nd dam VG-88 Ito. Nor-Way-Pete • A stylish winter calf by the highly popular Braxton can be yours. Dam is a GP Windy-Knoll-View Power. Joe Hughes • Mark Eggert sends a growthy December 2011 Spearmint from a high component family. Dam VG Fortune with 4.8% fat & 3.6% protein. • Poy-Sippi Holsteins’ offering is a P9 Palermo fall calf from their high PL Valad family. • A full age Shottle fall calf from Harthaven is a sure bet. Dam is VG-88 EX-MS with 28,250 4.7 1353. 2nd dam VG Durham. • Huge records anchor an AltaRoss from Sewards. Dam is VG-88 with 33,390M 1542F, granddam VG-87 with over 246,000 lifetime. • A Shottle fall calf from seven generations VG or EX Hilrose breeding. Dam VG Damion, granddam VG Charles.

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

A Reserve Junior All-Wisconsin sold in the 2011 sale don’t miss the next winner!

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


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26th ANNIVERSARY WAUPACA-WAUSHARA SHOW OPPORTUNITY SALE Saturday, March 17, 2012 • 12:00 Noon • Weyauwega Fairgrounds Embryos Contract Family

SCHREIBER ACRES Milking Herd Dispersal

Monday, March 26 • 11:00 a.m. Located from Abbotsford, WI: 6 miles east on Hwy. 29 to County E, then 1 mile north on County E to Wuertzburg Rd., then 1/2 mile east on Wuertzburg Rd. to farm. HILROSE DURHAM TRACER


VG-88 GMD 5-03 2x 365 45,410 3.1 1405 2.9 1298 Tracer is a full sister to Toyota EX-90 50,000M. Tracer’s VG-87 EX-MS Dolman has a Fever fall calf selling. High type and high records. Hilrose

EX-93 3-09 3x 365 41,286 3.9 1625 3.2 1305 One of four EX Durhams x EX Lee x Star Lily EX. Embryos sell by Mich, Fever, Sanchez, Goldsun from Lavender’s EX-91 full sister. Mayerlane





EX-93 EX-MS 7-04 2x 364 31,360 4.6 1454 3.0 933 Braxtons are hot and Carley’s September 2011 granddaughter can be yours. Dam is VG-87 Lee with 28,130 4.0 1132. R-R Letters

VG-89 EX-MS 2-05 2x 365 23,970 4.7 1115 3.3 794 Donna’s dam is Chief Adeen EX-94, 2nd dam Ada EX-94. Same family as Atwood & Aftershock. Donna’s Fever fall calf can be yours. Full-Tilt

Contract Family


Selling 82 head of Registered Holsteins ~ 70 cows, 12 springing heifers (due March-June), including 8 Red & Whites

Schreiber-Acres Vicky-Red 3-05 305d 29,044 1008F 848P ~ Vicky sells recently fresh HERD FACTS: • Current RHA: 23,661 3.7 875F 730P • Currently averaging 79 lbs. per day (2x, no BGH) • Several young potential VG cows selling • Herd SCC 200,000, full vaccination program Some individuals selling include:



VG-88 EX-MS 3-03 2x 310 31,840 4.0 1271 3.2 1033 Frosty’s VG Mtoto dam had 36,340 and 1476F with sons in A.I. Her December 2011 Shot Laser granddaughter writes a unique pedigree with big production. B-Long

VG-88 2-03 2x 365 29,400 3.9 1150 3.3 961 Vye carries longevity with four generations over 100,000 lifetime. Granddam VG-85 Romeo with 204,670 lifetime.Vye’s summer yearling Domain sells. Dorsland

Dempsey Fall Calf

OH-RYAN DURHAM HYPER VG-89 EX-MS GMD DOM 3-10 2x 365 33,020 4.2 1375 3.6 1195 Get an early Dempsey fall calf from Hyper’s EX-92 2E Lancelot with 32,360 and 1159F. Bella-View & Ryan-Vu

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, 2012. For catalogs, contact: Dick Piechowski e-mail:; Ph: 715-258-2757 Catalog available online at

SCHREIBER ACRES LLC Galen, Marlene & Bart Schreiber 2193 Wuerzburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 Ph.: 715-223-4534 Christensen Sales Corp., Abbotsford, WI - Clerk & Sale Manager 715-223-6345 Registered Wisconsin Auction Co. #33 website: email: Tim Schindler, Curtiss, WI - Auctioneer 715-223-4014 Registered Wisconsin Auctioneer #191


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• Stitch 2 year old, Matt-Dari Airraid Darmax selling just fresh & milking 94 lbs. • Valerie & Veronica; twin 2 year old Braedale Pagewires projected at 24,000 & 25,000 (both AAA cows) • Bong: 2 year old Million daughter currently milking 100 lbs. & projected over 25,000 • Jenny: 3 year old Toystory currently milking 116 lbs. of 4.4% milk & projected over 25,000 • Pine: 4 year old Victory-Red milking 126 lbs. & projected over 28,000 These and several other exceptional cows & bred heifers selling. Call sale manager for a catalog.

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Selling at the Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, March 17 in Weyauwega D-FORCE G W ATWOOD ANACONDA born 9/14/2011 Sire: Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET Dam: Fradon Jasper Roxie-ET VG-85 VG-MS at 2-03 2nd Dam: Karnvilla Triumphant Roxie-ET VG-88 Can (3rd from left in photo above) 3-04 2x 365 25,309 3.6 915 3.3 827 3rd Dam: Karnvilla Skychief Roxe EX 17* Runner-Up for Canadian Cow of the Year

For more on this family, visit Karnvilla’s website at

Her 3rd Dam:

Roxe’s Daughter:

Roxe’s Daughter:

Karnvilla Skychief Roxe EX 17*

Karnvilla Triumphant Radiant EX-93

Karnvilla Triumphant Ribbon VG-89

6-00 2x 365 32,494 3.7 1204 3.3 1065 ~ Runner-Up for Canadian Cow of the Year, 2nd only to Baler Twine (dam of Goldwyn)

4-10 2x 365 41,828 3.3 1387 3.2 1354

4-02 2x 365 37,207 3.6 1345 3.3 1224

Don’t miss this stylish, full-aged Fall Calf at the Waupaca-Waushara Sale on March 17. She comes from the world-famous Roxe’s from Karnvilla Holsteins and is backed by 8 generations of VG or EX Canadian dams.

D D-Force Dairy Chris & Krystal Dahlke W397 Center Rd., Ripon, WI 54971 • 920-229-9183 • MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012 - 35

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2012 Badger Dairy Camp! June 17-19, 2012 UW-Madison Campus - Madison, WI Tentative Schedule Sunday, June 17 3:00-5:00 p.m. 5:00-6:30 p.m. 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Registration Pizza Party, orientation Dairy workshops

Monday, June 18 7:00 a.m. 8:00-11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 12:00-1:00 p.m. 1:00-4:00 p.m. 4:00-6:00 p.m. 6:00-7:00 p.m. 7:00-10:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

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

Tuesday, June 19 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 12:00-1:00 p.m. 1:00-3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

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

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

Learn from these outstanding instructors… Beth Heinze, Ted Halbach, & Chad Wethal along with UW Vet School students, UW-Madison and UW Extension team members & dairy industry professtionals

A huge thank you to our 2011 sponsors whose enthusiastic support allows us to keep the program affordable for dairy youth. UW-Madison Dept. of Dairy Science c/o Beth Heinze 1675 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1284 Phone 608-263-3308 36 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012

This camp fills up fast - send your application today!

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

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

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

New Star at the New Crestwood...

January Classification results

Crestwood Shottle Belle VG at 2-02

Sabofarm Dundee Desiree EX-93 Sabofarm Dundee Fancy EX-92 R-R Letters Terrason Hotty EX-90 Dream Team JM Ms Suki VG-85 2Y Four-of-a-Kind Mitch Izzy EX-90

Dam: Crestwood BWM Belle VG 2nd Dam: Crestwood Blackstar Bunny EX 3rd Dam: Lane-Crest Cleitus Belle EX 2E 4th Dam: Lane-Crest C-Matt Birdie EX-91 3E DOM

5th Dam: Lane-Cresst Patsy VG GMD 6th Dam: Lane-Crest Pansy VG GMD 7th Dam: Lane-Crest Centurion Patsy VG-88 Belle represents nearly 50 years of our breeding


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

Inquiries and visitors always welcome!


Don, Jenna & Malayna Fahey 11360 Rainbow Dr., Merrill, WI 54452 715-539-8320


GRANDEUR HOLSTEINS Grandeur Domain Tikvah-ET GTPI +2263, NM$ 704 Grandeur Obsrver Tuesday-ET GTPI +2254, NM$ 783 Grandeur Onward Tulip-ET CTPI +2026, NM$ 503 BLIVEN FAMILY

Phone: 715-257-7255 e-mail:

R865 Mount View Lane Athens, WI 54411

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

On Q Holsteins LLC A Grass-Based dairy farm with Strong Cow Families

RECENT CLASSIFICATION Jo-Wal-Langs Gold Nadia EX-92 2E EEEEE at 6-01 and her daughter

Jo-Wal-Langs Talent Nanny-ET EX-92 EEEEE at 4-01 JOE & GEORGE WALDVOGEL & Sons 3604 Merrill Ave., Wausau, WI 54401 Phone: 715-675-2868 • and

Lang’s Twin Elm Farms, Inc.

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

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

Visitors welcomed by appointment

Exciting Young Cows at Kingdom Haven Farm Inc. Kingdomhaven Snchz Aspen-ET Sanchez x Kingdomhaven SS Aster-ET VG-87 Aspen’s 5th dam back is Schrauf-Acres Angelina EX-93

Kingsmill KHF Atlntic Abby

Sam & Jen Zimmerman Mason, Adelle & Neah

Atlantic x Kingsmill Ashlyns Adelle-ET VG-87 Abby’s granddam is Tri-Day Ashlyn-ET EX-96

E2259 County Rd. Q, Ringle, WI 54471 Cell: 715-218-8619

Atlantic x Tri-Day Alias Ashlyn 3-ETN VG-85

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Kingsmill KH Atltc April-ET

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Ded-Dit Holsteins

My latest addition - a Fall Calf Seefeldt-Acres Mill Lexie GTPI +1831 3k Housed at Fustead Holsteins

Doug Dittmar 6006 - 3 Birch Street, Schofield, WI 54476 715-571-0843

MAR-BY HOLSTEINS January Classification # Mar-By Baxter Louise-ET VG-85 1st lactation, next 6 dams EX # Dalin Dundee Rachel EX-90 at 6-05 # Gran-J Baxter Sandy VG-85 2nd calf, 42 days fresh & milking 134 lbs.

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

DAL-SKI HOLSTEINS Call Milkyhill Cattle Sales for rates.

Our Milking Advents

Will be done professionally.

• Joken Bel Rita Advent Rita VG-88 EX-92MS at 3-07 • Wilstar Ad Ashland-Red-ET VG-88 EX-91MS at 3-09

Barron Spring Sale - April 7th, 2012 Vernon County Sale - May 5th, 2012 ed mielke 715-574-2931

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

Freeman Creek Farms

David & Paulette Lemanski

Andrew, Dana, Anthony, Devin, Alex & Danielle 715-352-3382 Fax: 715-352-3038 3475 Cardinal Lane, Marathon, WI 54448 Visitors Welcome

Har-Dale-Acres Mill Saucy

VG at 2-03 by Million • Flushed to Punch, will be flushing to Petrone Fred, Lynne & Matt Harder 8470 Hwy. H, Athens, WI 54411 Phone/Fax: 715-257-7480 • Matt cell: 715-571-3792

Our new special addition to the Schreiber Family: Born December 20, 2011 to Jill & Joshua Penk

Hayden Joshua 8 lbs. 10 oz. 19 1/2 inches long Shown along with our little farmer Landon & his little helper Kallie

SCHREIBER ACRES LLC Freeman Creek Man-O-Man 762 new score at 4-05 EX-90 91(FC) 87(DS) 90 (RP) 93(FL) 90(MS) 2-02 341 29,639 3.8 1137 3.0 878 3-03 349 28,573 3.8 1100 3.1 885

Larry & Vonnie Murry Scott & Bob Murry

Halder, WI Ph: 715-693-3166

Galen, Marlene & Bart Schreiber 2193 Wuerzburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 Ph.: 715-223-4534

Watch for our Herd Dispersal on March 26th! MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012 - 39

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Two Exciting Young Cows Hartford Lotta-Hill 940 VG-85 VG-MS

FARMS “Striving for that fine line of genetic excellence”

January Classification Results Walnut-Vu Outside Elisha EX-91 now 3E Elisha’s daughter: North-Log Allen Eileen now EX-91 EX-MS milking 175 lbs. 4.4%F 2.8%P 305 proj. 35,694 Walnut-Vu Durham Enchanted EX-92 now 3E Enchanted’s daughter: North-Log Sept Storm Enola-ET now VG-88 VG-MS 3-03 3x 330 30,439 3.3 1000 3.1 930 Enchanted’s December granddaughter by Braxton sells at the Waupaca-Waushara sale on March 17. Dam is GP-83 Aspen with strong potential to move up in score. 9570 State Hwy. 153, Wittenberg, WI 54499 Telephone (715) 454-6217 Fax (715)-454-6775 Carl & June Norrbom Paul & Kim Norrbom Katelyn, Paige & Emily

2-01 2x 126 10,283 4.6 470 3.0 309 inc. GTPI +2127 PTA +826M +63F +37P +595NM +3.5PL +2.36T +2.40UDC +1.58FLC 12/11 Sire: Lotta-Hill Shottle 41-ET Dam: Sully Hart Toystory 726-ET GP-83 VG-MS G’Dam: Sully Titanic Orla-ET EX-90 EEEVV

Ralma Goldwyn Carmen-ET VG-86 VG-MS 2-06 2x 124 10,519 4.2 439 2.9 291 inc. GTPI +2148 PTA +821M +46F +26P +545NM +4.3PL +3.22T +2.94UDC +2.35FLC 12/11 Sire: Braedale Goldwyn Dam: Ralma Christmas Cookie-ET VG-89 EX-MS DOM G’Dam: Ralma Christmas Fudge-ET VG-88 VG-MS GMD DOM

Floyd & Lloyd Baumann Marathon, WI Ph: 715-443-3595 Fax: 715-443-3833

Lang’s Twin Elm Farms, Inc. Fred Lang Marathon, WI Ph: 715-443-2037 Fax: 715-443-3742

Open House - March 27 Owned by:

Thomas & Florine Bunkelman Brooke, Brent & Brodie

Sale Time! Selling at the 2012 Purple Ribbon Sale:

Tom-Kins Avatar T&T Tabatha born December 6, 2011 Sire: Apples Avatar-ET Dam: Tom-Kins Terra BC Tina GP-83 364 24,616 1027F 792P Looking forward to the Midwest National Spring Shows, Jefferson, Wis. Tom-Kins Mr Burns Hony Sizzle-Red Red & White Show Lars-Acres Fel Freestyle-ET Black & White Show F4680 Walnut Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 Ph.: 715-352-2404 Fax: 715-352-7457 E-mail: 40 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012

Thought about expanding but are nervous about those special cows and how they will survive in a competitive environment? Please join us at 10:30 a.m. on March 27 for a discussion on taking care of these favorites along with the rest of the herd. Even if you are not thinking of getting bigger, we would like to invite you to inspect the herd and enjoy the lifeblood of the industry: talking cows. The last classification yielded a total of 36 Excellents with several 92, 93 & 94 point cows. There will be plenty of opportunities to visit and lunch will be served.

NOR-WAY-PETE FARMS, INC. 1751 Cherry Drive, Eland, WI 54427 Home of NOR-WAY-PETE & Four-of-a-Kind Reg. Holsteins RHA: 3x 245 cows 31,529 3.6 1130 2.9 918 6/11 BAA: 108.7%

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

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Our Red Raven:

FUSTEAD HOLSTEINS Selling in the Siemers Spring Showcase, March 30

T-C-G Advent Rhapsody-Red now VG-88 1-11 365 23,460 4.7 1095 3.5 827 Rhapsody’s fall calf by Satchel is selling in the Purple Ribbon Sale! • Her red polled Lawnboy, Bosside RVN Victoria, is fresh & milking 80 lbs. • She has a red polled Larson with +2163 GTPI going to Semex • Rhapsody has some embryos available - check our website for embryo inventory! John & Tineke Boschma H4370 Townline Rd., Colby, WI 54421 PH: 715-223-0534 Fax: 715-223-1114 E-Mail:

Fustead Shamrock Bristol-ET GTPI +2300 Dam: Fustead Mac Bantam-ET VG-85 2-06 2x 365 28,680 4.3 1221 3.3 939 2nd Dam: Fustead O-Man Banshe-ET VG-85 2-03 2x 365 30,160 4.2 1279 3.4 1023

FUSTEAD HOLSTEINS Roger & Darleen Fust Wausau, WI

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

RHA: 34 cows 2x 27,065 4.2 1088 3.1 828 BAA: now 108.2%

JANUARY CLASSIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS Jauquet-Lang Amy Sanchez-ET 2-01 VG-85 87MS Dam: BKB Amanda-ET EX-92 Granddam: Shoremar S Alicia-ET EX-91 Matt-Dari Darmax Bliss 2-06 VG-85 87MS Sire: Matt-Dari Airraid Darmax Matt-Dari Durham Davina-ET 2-03 VG-86 88MS Dam: Dev-Lin Dana Out Daisy-ET EX-90 Matt-Dari Malicieux Dix-ET 2-06 VG-85 86MS Dam: Dev-Lin Dana Out Daisy-ET EX-90 Matt-Dari Shottle Doreen-ET 2-10 VG-86 88MS Dam: Dev-Lin Dana Out Daisy-ET EX-90 Matt-Dari Pontiac Fay 2-08 VG-86 86MS Matt-Dari Pronto Fluff-TW 2-04 VG-85 85MS Matt-Dari Shaquille Felisha 2-08 VG-85 86MS Matt-Dari Armstead Ginny 2-08 VG 85 85MS Matt-Dari Spearmint Vidalia 2-02 VG-86 86MS Matt-Dari Outside Dankia 3-11 EX-90 91MS Matt-Dari Roy Glaze 3-11 EX-90 90MS Mission-Bell Pontiac Fiter 3-10 EX-90 92MS Nan-Ron-Acres Modest Sara 6-00 EX-91 2E 92MS Suberas Hi Metro Darien 8-02 EX-92 2E 94MS S&E Shottle Panda-ET 6-01 EX-92 2E 93MS

Matthiae Dairy Farms, Inc. Home of Matt-Dari Holsteins Maynard - Jason David - Michael 4839 Martin Lane, Marathon, WI Ph: 715-443-2347 or Cell: 715-370-8556 RHA: 2x 28,817 3.9 1127 3.05 879

Brian & Wendy Fust Nicole, Jennifer & Tyler

Procky Update

L-L-M JStream Procky VG-87 VG-88MS 1-11 365 32,756 3.9 1262 3.2 1051 GTPI +2200 Procky is still being flushed and we have 20 some pregnancies by the breed’s highest genomic sires available. We also have over 10 calves on the ground by Procky. We flushed her awesome Million daughter, GTPI +2181, and have over 20 pregnancies. Watch for upcoming sale consignments.

L-L-M-Dairy E916 Hwy. Q, Ringle, WI 54471 PH: 715-845-7028 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2011 - 41

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Welcome to Gary's Dairy home to Good-Time Holsteins! This operation all started with a big dream that was fueled by helping on my grandparents farm, and doing relief milking for neighbors on weekends and in the summer. During 1995-96 I attended the short-course/school for beginning dairy farmers at UW-Madison, with an emphasis in grass based dairying. In July of 1996, with the help of my parents, I rented a barn and milked 20 cows and 25 heifers with 4 buckets and a step-saver. In March of 1998 I had the opportunity to buy 65 acres of mostly clear land. In the meantime the herd grew to 35 milking with 40 head of young stock. In October of 1998 the opportunity arose to buy 13 acres and a 60 stall barn with pipeline; it was an opportunity I could not pass up. About this same time my Dad sold his beef herd which opened up a 50x150 foot loafing barn for young stock and dry cows. In the fall of 1999 I remodeled the barn to put in new tie stalls and comfort mats. Due to a need to milk faster and the willingness to push cow numbers, in the summer I built a swing 10 milking parlor onto the east side of the barn. In November of 2007 I married. Though I didn’t know it at the time, I later learned that the farm had now come back into the family since, my wife Holly’s great-great grandparents were actually the first people to farm this patch of land and built the original section of the barn. In the summer of 2008 my dad built a 40x80 foot cover-all shed for hay and young stock which is the same time he started buying some higher end cattle to “play” with. These animals are also milked at Gary's Dairy. In December of 2009 another 80 acres of land was purchased to bring the farm to its current land size of 160 acres. Due to the ever growing herd and storage shortage, I built a 40x144 foot commodity shed in the spring of 2011. The shed is used for dry hay, machinery, and calves up to 6 months of age. The herd has constantly been in a growing and changing state. When I first started it was only a grade herd, with only a few Registered Holsteins and with year-round calving. As time went on the whole herd became registered with most being identified grades (now up to 93% registered) and a few more registered animals purchased. With the will to milk more cows in the summer very few calves are born in the winter. In the summer cows utilize pasture as much as possible and are supplemented with round bales. Cows calve in their own pasture and calves stay on their own pasture for 3 months when they are weaned then moved the sheds. Cows have been bred with the thought in mind that there is no such thing as a cow too big or too fertile. One line that stands out started with an old brood cow, Nest-Bros Odyssey Rihanna, who has many animals tracing back to her with an exceptional cow going as my first excellent cow – Good-Time Zander Rihanna. With continued breeding hopefully we can achieve more great cows like this. Gary’s Dairy would like to thank Marathon County Holstein Breeders for this ad and hopefully your farm is also a Good-Time!

Gary’s Dairy Good-Time Registered Holsteins Gary Stankowski, Owner Home: 3860 Sugar Bush Rd., Mosinee, WI 54455 (715) 693-3197 Farm: 543 Hwy. S, Mosinee, WI 54455 (715) 693-0799 42 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012

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Brent, Florine, Brooke, Tom & Brodie pictured with Tom-Kins Honest John Free Fiona

2011 Show Stars Tom-Kins Mr Burns Hony Sizzle-Red ~ Watch for her at the 2012 Spring Show! Nominated All-American & Junior All-American R&W 3rd Fall Calf, Midwest Spring National R&W Show 3rd Fall Calf & 1st Bred & Owned, Grand International R&W Show 1st Junior Fall Calf & Junior Champion of the Junior Show, Grand International R&W Show 1st Fall Calf & Junior Champion, MN State Fair All-Wisconsin Fall Calf, WI Championship Show 1st Fall Calf & Junior Champion of the Junior Show, District 4 Show

Oceanview-SM Sanchez Zee-ET 1st Summer Yearling, District 4 Show 3rd Summer Yearling, International Junior Holstein Show

Thomas & Florine Bunkelman Brooke, Brent & Brodie F4680 Walnut Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 Ph.: 715-352-2404 Fax: 715-352-7457 E-mail: MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012 - 43

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Hilrose Rubens Patsy EX-92 2E 4-09 365 45,969 3.8 1761 2.9 1345 7-11 175 23,275 3.6 832 2.7 623 inc. Patsy is from Lee Princess 2E-93 with over 285,000 lft., Nom. Junior AllAmerican Junior 3 Year Old 2004, then VG-85 with 159,510 lft., VG-88 GMD with 33,870, VG-88 with 157,070 lft. & VG-87 with 241,590 lft. Patsy’s December Gutrie calf sells in the Siemers Spring Showcase on March 30!

Chapa-Way Gldwyn Pinacle-ET VG-88 2-11 365 27,940 4.4 906 4.0 814 Pinacle is from a VG-86 Shottle with over 31,000. Next dams are EX-91 GMD DOM Roy with over 47,000, EX GMD DOM Durham with over 59,000 and EX-91 GMD with over 35,000. Pinacle’s Sanchez Senior 2 Year Old, fresh January 20, also sells in the Siemers Spring Showcase on March 30.

RedFest Sure-View Jordan Acorn-Red EX-90

Hilrose Durham Tracer VG-88

4-10 365 51,160 4.0 2032 2.9 1468

6-10 365 35,755 3.4 1206 2.8 1037 Lifetime: 177,920M

Acorn’s RED Shaquille spring yearling granddaughter sells in the RedFest at Crescentmead Holsteins on April 14. Her dam is a VG-85 Redliner with 26,572. Then, Acorn-Red EX, VG-87 with 241,710 lft. and VG-87 with 30,400.

Tracer’s granddaughter by Fever sells in the Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale on March 17. Her dam is a VG-87 EX-MS Dolman with 23,712. Then, Durham Tracer VG-88, GP-84 with 146,830 lft., 2E-90 with 252,970 lft. and VG-89 with 120,940 lft.

 Also selling in the Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale is a Shottle fall calf from 6 VG & EX dams 

RHA: 30,182 3.9F 3.0P 111.3% BAA 19 Year PBR Award Herd 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 Herd of Excellence 48 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012

HILROSE HOLSTEINS Joe & Chris, Andy & Ashley, Jeff & Bonnie Brantmeier

P.O. Box 54, Sherwood, WI 54169 (920) 989-1167 home (920) 989-3276 barn VISITORS AND INQUIRIES ALWAYS WELCOME


+2044 GTPI


2011 Reserve All-American Summer Yearling 2nd Summer Yearling and 1st Bred and Owned, 2011 World Dairy Expo 2nd Place Summer Yearling, 2011 Midwest Fall National Show Due June 2012 to sexed Atlantic 2 female Numero Uno pregnancies due October 2012 Dam: Sheeknoll Shottle Tootsie VG-86 03-01 317 29,550 4.5 1342 3.3 976 2nd Dam is VG-86 with 45,520 lbs. milk; 3rd Dam is EX-90; 4th Dam is EX-92 The Sheehans • Rochester, MN 507.289.4251 •

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Reserve All-American!

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COWTOWN DUNDEE SABRA-ET VG-86 Lauthority daughters sell Clinton County Classic & Southern National Sabra has 12 daughters to date & is due in April to Robust Dam: Blondin James Supra-ET EX-90 9* 7 Very Good or Excellent maternal sisters Grandam: Blondin Skychief Supra EX-93 23* 30 Very Good or Excellent daughters Next dams: VG-87 17* x VG-87 x VG 2* x VG x EX-90 2*




She will show and sell at the Southern National Show & Sale Sire: Gen-I-Beq Bolton-ET (Champion x Baler Twine) Dam: Gahms Talent Tallie-ET NC Grandam is VG Goldwyn then EX-91 GMD DOM Magna 4th dam: Ricecrest Terry Tory-ET 2E-93 GMD DOM 29 EX & VG daughters & 36 A.I. contracts Next dams: 4E-92 GMD DOM x GP-84 GMD x 2E-91 GMD x VG-87 DOM x VG-86 DOM x VG-88 DOM



She sells March 31, Clinton County Classic Dam: Sandy-Valley Lou Firelei-ET VG-86 4-01 2x 349 28,967 3.5 1013 3.0 869 INC Grandam: Ralma Durham Fireball-ET EX-92 GMD DOM 2 Excellent & 13 Very Good daughters 3rd dam: Ralma Juror Faith EX-91 GMD DOM Next dams: VG-89 x NC x VG-88 GMD DOM x VG-86 GMD DOM x EX-90 GMD

She sells March 31, Clinton County Classic Dam: Gahms Alexander Veronica NC 1-11 2x 272 17,408 4.4 766 3.2 557 INC 2 VG maternal sisters by Durham Grandam is GP-81 September Storm -- VG-86 Full sister 3rd dam: Golden-Oaks Valentine-ET 3E-91 GMD DOM Next dams: VG-89 GMD DOM x 3E-94 GMD DOM x 3E-95 GMD

Gahm Farm

DARYLD & GWEN GAHM 101 S. Jackson Street., Mt. Carroll, IL 61053 815-244-1653 (Home) 815-291-4099 (Daryld) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 815-821-8126 (Gwen)

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2nd-Look Redliner 6445 *RC EX-91

2-00 3x 365 26,121 3.6 906 2.9 753 3-03 3x 198 20,949 3.6 763 3.1 642 inc. 1st Junior 3 Year Old, International Junior Holstein Show 2011 Nom. Junior All-American Spring Yrlg. 2009 • Redliner x VG-88 Sept. Storm with 44,000M 1714F 1419P • Her daughter, 2nd-Look Adv Babycakes 8021-Red, was born in June 2011 Congratulations to Kayli & Kalista Hodorff and Kyle Natzke for exhibiting 6445, and all 34 of Wisconsin’s Junior All-American nominees!

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

Her Dam...

She Sells!

Synergy Domain Seely-ET +2301 GTPI

Synergy Shottle Sequin VG at 2-04 DOM

+1775M +606NM +3.67T +3.31UDC

2-00 365 32,590 3.4 1098 2.9 931

2nd dam VG-88 Rudy, 3rd dam VG-88 Cevis, 4th dam EX-91 2E Leader

Jay, Heather, Mason, Carter & Evan Jauquet Gary & Linda Olson and Casey Olson W2285 County Rd. S, Pulaski, WI 54162 Jay cell: 608-279-3222 RHA: 301 cows 31,871M 1163F 972P MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012 - 51

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Got Milk! And a whole lot more!

OPSAL STILES MYRON CORAL EX-92 (max. score) 4-04 2x 365 54,367 3.8 2064 2.9 1584 GTPI +2054 PTA +1939M +55F +54P +2.60T

• Daughters include: Opsal Saloon Coraline VG-85, 1-11 365 27,801 4.0 1114 3.1 867 • 3 Man-O-Man bred heifers • Pregnancies by Numero Uno, Mogul & Lithium Dam: Opsal-Stiles Finley Chorus EX-91 EX-MS 4-06 2x 365 41,681 3.8 1581 3.0 1265 2nd Dam: Opsal-Stiles Jolt Chloe-ET EX-91 3E 9-02 2x 365 41,860 3.7 1545 2.6 1108

3rd Dam: Ron-Da-Lynn Leadman Carla EX-90 GMD DOM 4-11 365 32,440 4.0 1297 4th Dam: EX-92 Lifetime: 163,890

1st Junior 5 Year Old, Prod. winner and Senor & Grand Champion of the Junior Show, Midwest National Spring Show 2011 Reserve Junior All-WI 5 Year Old & Prod. winner, WI Championship Show 2011 1st 5 Year Old & Overall Holstein Prod. winner, WI Junior State Fair 2011 1st Junior & Open Junior 3 Year Old, Best Udder & 1st Bred and Owned, District 6 Show 2009 Senior & Grand Champion of Junior Show, District 6 Show 2009 Junior All-WI & 5th Open Junior 3 Year Old, WI Championship Show 2009 Owned by Felicia Opsal

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LYLE & DEANNA OPSAL TROY OPSAL Emily - Megan - Felicia - Josh - Joey 3017 North Rd., Blue Mounds, WI 53517 (608) 437-5415 or (608) 437-6008

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She Sells!

Young Planet with A.I. & Embryo interest

OPSAL PLANET SHANGRILA-ET VG-85 VG-MS at 2-08 2-06 2x 131 12,482 3.8 480 2.8 346 inc.

GTPI +2105 PTA +1942M +57F +50P +586NM +5.6PL +2.26T +2.03UDC • A.I. contracts & embryo interest

She sells March 30 at the Siemers Spring Showcase Dam: Opsal Potter Saga-ET VG-88 VG-MS 4-05 2x 365 44,110 3.5 1545 2.9 1289 ~ Sons in A.I. & embryos exported

2nd Dam: Opsal Finley Sage-ET (pictured at left) EX-94 2E GMD DOM 5-10 2x 365 40,810 3.9 1605 3.2 1322 ~ Multiple sons in A.I. and embryos exported ~ 7 VG daughters, 6 with GTPIs over parent average 3rd Dam: Opsal Rudolph Sadie-ET EX-92 2E GMD DOM Lifetime: 1385 126,300 5.0 6274 3.5 4411 4th Dam: Opsal Mark Sapphire-ET EX-93 4E GMD DOM Lifetime: 2918 222,630 4.4 9862 3.5 7843 Next 6 dams VG

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Front - Andrew, Edna & Shannon holding Miles; Back - Jim & Kelly and Don & Lila

Family is important. This picture was taken two years ago for an ad in the February 2010 News. Edna passed away on February 2, 2012, at the age of 98. Edna and her husband started Rickland Farms over 75 years ago. She was truly an inspiration to all who knew her.

Rickert Bros. LLC Home of Rickland Holsteins

Jim & Kelly, Greg & Laura, Andrew & Shannon, Don & Lila Rickert Families Eldorado, WI 54932 • • Tel: 920-872-2982 RHA: 975 cows 28,091 3.5 1001 3.0 844 ~ 17 Year Progressive Genetics Herd Award

Nor-Way-Pete Durham Norrie EX-92 EX-95MS 3-08 365 38,211 3.7 1394 3.1 1197 Grand Champion, Central WI State Fair ’08 We’ve all had cows that we just did not want to put on the truck to make that final ride. Norrie overcame a lot of bad luck and has calved again, looking sensational. You are invited to see her and her herdmates March 27 at our Barn Meeting & open house. We think you will like what you see. We’ll talk about taking care of good cows in loose housing. Please join us for lunch and lots of cow talk. Directions to the farm: 5 miles west of Wittenberg on Hwy. 29, south 11/2 miles on Cherry Drive to farm on right.

NOR-WAY-PETE FARMS, INC. 1751 Cherry Drive, Eland, WI 54427 Home of NOR-WAY-PETE & Four-of-a-Kind Reg. Holsteins Visitors Always Welcome!

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RHA: 3x 245 cows 31,529 3.6 1130 2.9 918 6/11 BAA: 108.7% Chad & Andy Peterson, owners 715-302-0482 Dan Cnossen, herd manager 715-302-1327

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Stone-Front Iron Pasta

EX-96 96-MS 4-09 2x 365 44,694 4.2 1890 3.4 1510

Nominated All-American 125,000 lb. Cow 2011 Nominated All-Canadian Mature Cow 2011 All-American 125,000 Lb. Cow 2010 Reserve Grand Champion, International Holstein Show 2010 Reserve All-American & Reserve All-Canadian 5-Year-Old 2008

Stone-Front Advent Laverne

EX-95 4-08 2x 365 32,800 3.7 1198 2.5 831

All-WI Aged Cow, Wisconsin Championship Show 2011 5th Aged Cow, Royal Winter Fair 2011 6th Aged Cow, International Holstein Show 2011 Junior All-American Aged Cow 2010 Res. Grand Champion, International Junior Holstein Show 2010

Stone-Front Rub Indigo-Red

Stone-Front Durham Lopsy

Stone-Front Durham Carmen

EX-94 EEEEE 2E 5-01 2x 365 39,500 3.6 1411 3.4 1347

EX-94 EEEEE 2E 4-04 3x 365 47,760 4.0 1890 2.8 1355

EX-93 EEVEE 2-11 2x 365 31,020 2.9 890 3.0 930

Nominated All-American R&W 125,000 lb. 2010 Nominated All-American R&W 5 Yr Old 2009

4th Sr. 3 Yr Old, International Holstein Show 2009 Nominated All-American Sr. 3 Yr Old 2009

9 Generations VG & EX

The kind we breed & sell... come look for the next winner!

WHA Barn Meeting Thursday, March 29 • 11:00 a.m. We invite everyone to come visit our herd, see our facilities, enjoy some camaraderie and a lunch featuring Dave Schmocker’s world famous grilled bacon. The farm is located 3 miles east of Lancaster or 12 miles west of Platteville on Hwy. 81E.

Andy & Lyn Buttles Christina & Kayla (608) 723-4712 5027 Hwy. 81E, Lancaster, WI 53813 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012 - 59

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An Update from Sugar Creek We like to purchase “time tested” genetics here are five we are excited about.

LARS-ACRES TRISH-ET VG-87 VG-MS at 4Y 3-03 2x 365 36,530 3.3 1216 2.9 1073 We have her SHOTTLE daughter fresh in December and looking good. The Shottle has a Bookem heifer - an exciting pair for our program! Same family as Lars-Acres Trigger.

ERBACRES SHOTTLE DIVINE-ET EX-90 VG-MS 2-05 2x 365 31,350 3.6 1150 3.0 942 3-08 2x 291 26,260 3.6 978 3.1 780 inc. From this maternal sister to Damion, we have her September 2010 DOMAIN at +1847G. An opportunity to expand a branch of the Dellia’s.




VG-86 VG-MS at 3Y 2-02 2x 365 37,090 3.5 1316 2.7 1006

EX-92 EEEEE at 4Y 2-00 2x 365 26,570 3.3 889 3.3 879

EX-90 EX-MS at 3Y 3-05 2x 365 40,870 3.4 1380 3.3 1351

Her December 2010 ALEXANDER has NUMERO-UNO calves due in October. This heifer sure is the Queen of the heifer lot.

Her dam is Durham Lizzy, 3E-95 GMD DOM, with lifetime of 229,970 3.3 7675 3.2 7272. We have added Lucky’s March 2011 BRONCO to our program - she is +1933G.

Her March 2011 TRIGGER granddaughter, +2049G, is from a +1899G Spearmint dam. We will be flushing her soon.

We will be flushing the heifers mentioned & visitors are welcome anytime. Look for our ad in the June News featuring the EARNIT from the “M” Family. Rick & Marleen Adams N5663 Hwy. O, Elkhorn, WI 53121 • Phone: 262-728-0702 • Cell: 262-374-0793 email: RHA: 605 cows 31,868 4.0 1270 3.1 990 May classification results: 403 head 104.4% BAA 4 EX, 102 VG, 219 GP & 78 G 62 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012

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Herd Highlights at Hilltop Dairy Some homebred ones we like...

Hilltop-LLC HHF 3273 EX-90 at 4Y 2-00 3x 310 24,590 4.0 972 3.1 765 3-00 3x 295 25,720 3.3 1140 3.4 868 4-00 3x 363 34,500 3.9 1225 3.1 1127 inc. This EX HHF has three daughters - a +83 Pontiac bred to Belmont with 2Y 282d 3x 20,130 3.8 788 3.0 620 inc.; a Bolton bred heifer due in March to Fever; and an Emphasis yearling. 3273 is bred to Windbrook.

Hilltop-LLC Sept Storm 2777 EX-90 EX-MS 5-00 3x 365 39,020 4.2 1638 3.0 1161 6-02 3x 245 30,000 4.0 1200 3.0 900 inc. Lifetime to date: 160,190 4.0 6635 2.9 4968 This EX September Storm is due back to Sid and has a Zenith bred to Oak and making 22,000 at 2Y.

Hilltop-LLC Lou 3578 VG-89 VG-89MS at 3Y 2-02 3x 335 26,890 3.9 1036 3.1 837 3-03 3x 297 25,170 3.8 953 3.0 775 This 89 point Lou has a Shottle bred heifer due in March to Jordan & a Sanchez yearling. 3578 is bred to Sid.

Hilltop-LLC Roy 2838 EX-92 2E EX-MS at 6Y 3-03 3x 357 35,330 3.9 1390 3.0 1058 4-05 3x 305 33,320 4.0 1331 3.1 1034 5-07 3x 361 35,430 3.9 1388 3.2 1135 inc. Lifetime to date: 138,660 4.0 5500 3.1 4338 This 92 point Roy is bred to Jerrick. She has a VG-85 Blitz with 2-09 177d 14,330 3.6 515 3.0 400 inc., who is bred to Mammoth.

We are proud to be part of the Registered Holstein business. Breeding cows that fit our needs is our goal. Stop by and visit us at Hilltop Dairy - you are always welcome!

WATCH FOR OUR AD IN THE OCTOBER ISSUE. Managers: Rich, Cal & Loren Greenfield | 920-296-9289 Herdsman: Kevin Greenfield | 920-296-9292 N309 County Trk. Q, Markesan, WI 53946 RHA: 995 cows 28,033 3.5 976 3.1 872 66 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012

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Ran-Rose Durham Seattle EX-91 2E EX-95 MS

Ran-Rose Toystory Dingo VG-86

5-05 349 29,665 3.7 1087 3.1 923

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Seattle descends from our Spirit Family which now has three cows with over 340,000 lifetime. The latest is Ran-Rose Shelly Outside EX-92 GMD, owned by Sunnyside Farms. Seattle has a pair of Sanchez heifers at our farm.

Dingo hails from one of six homebred excellent cows that currently reside on four different dairy farms. She is our highest GTPI cow and has pregancies by Shamrock and Large coming soon. Her dam, RanRose Duce Dragon, was purchased by last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National FFA Dairy Proficiency winner Mitchell Krahn, also has sons headed to A.I.

Ripp-Co Damion Deere EX-90

Ran-Rose Shottle Kombine-ET VG-87

2-06 365 23,460 3.2 752 3.1 731

4-01 365 27,365 3.7 1017 3.1 850

Sold at the UW-Platteville sale this fall, she was purchased by Jason Volker of Iowa. Deere was bred by Corey and his long-time friend, Rob Rippchen. She traces back to Ripvalley Pete Dottie. We have daughters by Million and Braxton.

Kombine has a Planet son at Accelerated at +2395M and +2232 GTPI and another son by Bookem headed to Accelerated at +1980M and +2215 GPTI. We are looking forward to getting genomic test results on her good looking trio of Bookem calves.

Three of these four cows are backed by homebred EX dams with the fourth having a VG-87 dam. If you are looking for an honest foundation cow, give us a call. Thank you to all the Wisconsin Holstein members that have supported and advised Corey over the past eight years in the Wisconsin Holstein board of directors. He looks forward to continuing to represent breeders on the National board.

Ran-Rose Holsteins Randall and Rosalie Geiger ~ Corey & Krista; Nate & Angela Josh Krahn, herdsman 4227 Hickory Hills Rd., Reedsville, WI 54230 Corey cell: (920) 650 0294; 15 consecutive years under 100,000 SCC on shipped milk - A Holstein USA Top 500 Genetic Herd since 1998 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012 - 71

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Synergy Planet Passion-ET VG-86 VG-88MS +2292 GTPI 2-01 146d 14,833 4.6 686 3.2 473 inc. • Jives sons at Alta Genetics & ABS Global over +2440 GTPI

Introducing the Pirates... the kind we love to milk!

We are so excited watching this cow family develop. Pirate consistently transmits fancy udders, great F&L and components, components, components. Her milking daughters:

• Synergy Planet Passion-ET VG-86 (pictured above) • Synergy Planet Piper-ET VG-85 +2169 GTPI +68 GTAP 1-10 293 36,869 4.8 1780 3.2 1164 inc. • Synergy Planet Polka GP-84 +2078 GTPI +66 GTAP (sold to Ross Russell, KY in ’11 Summer Event)

• Synergy Zenith Parrot VG-85 +2097 GTPI I 2-00 312 34,212 3.7 1280 3.2 1106 inc. • Synergy Goldwyn Promise GP-83 +2039 GTPI • Synergy Dorne Pebbles +2115 GTPI • Granddaughters by Shot Alan, Bookem, Jives, AltaJade and AltaMeteor average +2283 GTPI & +57 GTAP

Glo-Crest O Man Pirate 4092

EX-90 DOM 4-08 365 49,690 4.3 2147 3.2 1587 3rd dam is Oscar Lucinda 72 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012

Jay, Heather, Mason, Carter & Evan Jauquet Gary & Linda Olson and Casey Olson W2285 County Rd. S, Pulaski, WI 54162 Jay cell: 608-279-3222 RHA: 301 cows 31,871M 1163F 972P

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Selling at the RedFest, April 14: Gildale-KJ Advent Rose-Red • due 6/20 to Destry • Senior 2 Year Old show prospect for the summer!

Dam: Elm-Mound Tlnt Roxy-Red-ET EX-90 EX-MS (pictured) 3-05 2x 305 20,790 2.9 610 2.8 591 2nd Dam: Stelbro Renita Ravel-ET VG-88 *RC 4-04 2x 365 27,900 3.3 931 2.9 811 3rd Dam: Stelbro Renita Ranger-Red EX-94 EEEEE 3E 7-04 2x 365 29,760 3.9 1168 2.9 868 4x All-American, 4x Madison Champion Nom. All-Canadian Cow of the Year

Gildale Holsteins Mark, Erik, Brenda & Makenna Gilbertson

Looking for a little something in red from the Renita Ranger family? Look no further than this fancy, red Senior 2-Year-Old we are offering at the RedFest in Ixonia on April 14.

605 First Ave., Hollandale, WI • (608) 967-2351 • BAA: 109.6%

Excellence: Achieved! Da-Lynn-Jema Mailing Zanzabar EX-90 EX-90MS 305 proj. 29,089 1206F 863P ~ Our 1st Excellent and she’s homebred! ~ Flushed to Shottle and now shortbred to Watch Out. ~ Not only does she work, she stamps out daughters too: • Ito Zebrastar VG-87 EX-90MS at 3Y, due in July to Shottle, daughter By Bolivia • Roy Zimbabwe GP-81 VG-85MS at 2Y, due in May to Tundel-Red, daughter by Ernesto • Razor Zumba, born in July 2011, awaiting Genomic results - looks fancy already! ~ Maternal sister to Zanzabar by MS M-Pondhill Buckeye Pilot is just fresh with a heifer and looks awesome already Many breeder’s have the goal and dream to breed an Excellent cow and it was so rewarding for me to accomplish. I want to say thank you to my family for trusting me with the breeding program and allowing me to mate cows and select bulls as I see fit. After taking over nearly 15 years ago, I’ve tried a few mating programs and still prefer my own common sense and researching bulls and cow families and it works! It’s been so exciting to watch our herd change for the better and the future looks bright. - Matt 74 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Spring 2012

GOERS FAMILY DAIRY Home of Da-Lynn-Jema Registered Holsteins

The Goers Family W10248 Winkle Rd., Shawano, WI 54166 Herdsman: Matthew Goers, cell (715) 584-0367 e-mail: 2/12 RHA: 165 cows 25,590 1002F 816P 71 SCC

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Building the Best Snowman Snowman Kassie’s 1st offering to the California Earthquake Sale March 23 Kassie is a very early AND very unique Snowman with no Shottle, very low SCS, plus DPR and +2.00 for all type traits. She has two brothers being sampled AltaKool at +2381 GTPI and Freddie Krunch at +2475 GTPI. Kassie is the 10th highest GTPI Snowman and one of the highest udder composite Snowmans in the country. She has two lease contracts for bulls by pre-released mating sires over +2600 GTPI and +1000NM.

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+2382GTPI PTA +1738M +62F +49P +804NM +6.6PL +2.36SCS +0.4DPR PTA +2.85T +2.94UDC +2.07FLC Sire: Flevo Genetics Snowman-ET Dam: Hammer-Creek G Kristina-ET VG-86 EX-MS DOM +2076GTPI 3-02 2x 365 30,410 3.7 1112 3.2 977 2nd Dam: Hammer-Creek Zade Klassic VG-88 VEVEV GMD DOM 3-11 2x 365 37,640 3.5 1312 3.0 1135 Lifetime: 1950 175,340 3.5 6144 3.1 5374

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Rickland Chairman 3573-ET +2303 GTPI PTA +1484M +60F +45P +578NM +3.9PL +2.79SCS PTA +4.10T +3.18UDC +3.51FLC Sire: Ralma AltaChairman-ET

3573 is the second highest AltaChairman heifer in the country. Her dam, Oakfield Shottle Bristin, is VG-87 at 2Y. Next three dams are EX-92 DOM Outside, EX-92 DOM Storm, EX-91 Black Romeo. Plenty of type with the high genomics appeal.

Selling at the TAG Sale on April 25 is a choice of an early pre-released Domain son over +2500 GTPI from 3573 due in October and November. Also selling is a first choice of 3 early heifers from Shottle Bristin due in July. Shottle Bristin’s first 5 offspring average +200GPTI over parent average.

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2012 WHA Barn Meetings The Wisconsin Holstein Association invites all members and area dairy farmers to the 2012 Barn Meetings. The focus of this year’s barn meetings is caring for high value Registered Holsteins in a freestall environment. Along with guest speakers from the UW-Extension system, all of the hosts will share their experiences and management practices they have implemented over the years to help their herd remain healthy and productive. Four locations have agreed to be host farms for these barn meetings. The schedule for the barn meetings are: Monday, March 19 - 12:00 noon Bears Grass Dairy - Augusta (Eau Claire County) S8495 County Hwy. V, Augusta, WI 54722 Directions: Take Hwy. 12 north from Augusta, turn west onto County V and go approximately two miles to farm on left side of road. Speaker: Maria Bendixen, Clark County Agriculture Agent Friday, March 23 - 11:00 a.m. Sunnyside Dairy Farm - Valders (Manitowoc County) 12629 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Directions: From I-43 take exit 144 west. Go 6 miles on County Hwy. C to Borgwardt Rd., then south 1 mile to Newton Rd. Farm is on the southwest corner of Newton and Borgwardt Roads. Speaker: Scott Gunderson, Manitowoc County Dairy/Livestock Agent Tuesday, March 27 - 10:30 a.m. Nor-Way-Pete Holsteins - Eland (Marathon County) 1751 Cherry Drive, Eland, WI 54427 Directions: 5 miles west of Wittenberg on Hwy. 29, south 11/2 miles on Cherry Drive to farm on right. Speaker: David Kammel, UW-Madison Center for Dairy Profitability Ag Engineer Thursday, March 29 - 11:00 a.m. Stone-Front Farms - Lancaster (Grant County) 5027 Hwy. 81E, Lancaster, WI 53813 Directions: Three miles east of Lancaster or 12 miles west of Platteville on Hwy. 81. Farm is on south side of road. Speaker: Mark Mayer, Green County Dairy Livestock Agent All barn meetings are open to any interested Holstein breeder. Any other breeders wanting to host similar barn meetings should call the Wisconsin Holstein Assocation at 1-800-223-4269 and we’ll work with you to set one up for your local breeders. For more information on the barn meetings please call the Wisconsin Holstein Association or the host farm.

Bears Grass Dairy, Inc. - Donald and Tamara Schroeder, Gary Schoeder, and Donald Honadel Our first Barn Meeting is hosted by an example of today’s modern “family farm”. Bears Grass Dairy, Inc., is run by the extended family combination of Donald and Tamara Schroeder, Gary Schroeder and Gary and Donald’s nephew, Donald Honadel. The current herd of 366 cows is a combination of several herds brought together from tie-stall operations into their current freestall dairy. Donald Honadel started his Registered Holstein involvement as a young man with his project calves and took over their Honadel herd of 55 cows from his dad in 1998. Donald and Tamara started with Registered Holsteins in the 1980’s. They were converting from a predominantly Guernsey herd and purchased some Registered Holsteins to go along with their grade Holsteins. They used the “Donamara” prefix. Gary started with Registered Holsteins in the 1990’s, buying a couple of project calves for his sons to show. Shortly after, he discontinued working at a diesel truck mechanic shop to aid his brother in farming the farm where he grew up. He used a “Schrobro” prefix and together with Donald and Tamara, they milked 60 cows at their tiestall barn. The Bears Grass Dairy team joined these three herds along with a combination of dispersal cattle, local grade replacements and some key purchases at consignment sales as the base and foundation of the current herd. They were able to grow into the original freestall barn, as well as an addition, and have been using the “Ursa-Grass” prefix for the current herd. In addition to the owners, there are also two more family members of Donald Honadel’s who work part-time and three full-time employees. They maintain a rolling herd average on two-times a day milking of 25,934 3.63 942F 3.03 785P. They have a 104.2 BAA and for the last 12 20–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2012

years have received the PGH award. They farm 885 acres in partnership with the families growing primarily corn, alfalfa, grass hay, and oats. The main cow family featured at Bears Grass is descended from “Erinn” who was purchased as a first choice in the Wisconsin Spring Sale in 1992 and has sampled several bulls into A.I. Most of the family tree is free of O Man, Goldwyn, Shottle or Planet. Some of the daughters to look for are Escargo a VG-88 daughter of Scoop who has a +1916 GTPI and sisters by Onward, Iota, and Gerard. Embassy is a daughter of Toystory who scored VG-86 and has a GTPI of +1891. She and her full sisters join daughters by Boliver, Man-O-Man, Garrett, Shottle, O-Style, and Jives. Embassy also has an O-Style son going to Accelerated Genetics. Buying into some fresh genetics is also important and they have brought in some animals from many established families in the Holstein industry. Miley is a Glen from EX-93 Goldwyn Maritime who is out of EX-91 Miss Maui Miracle, then EX-95 2E Miss Mark Maui. She freshened in January with a Windbrook heifer and will be a highlight of the barn meeting for visitors. They also purchased Calorie, an Observer from Larcrest Cosmopolitan, who will be in their flush program this spring. The combination of herds moved into the current freestall facility seven years ago. Originally one of the tie-stall barns was kept as a hospital and fresh cow facility to help lower the risk of contamination in the milk tank and to house the dry cows. Over time they observed cows having difficulty getting up that had been moved from one facility to the other. In 2009, an addition to the freestall barn was completed and all mature cows were moved over to the main facility. Treated cows are milked in a small parlor separate from the rest of the herd. The Bears Grass Dairy group has learned several things over the year, including minimizing the number of movements of cows from pen to pen and making sure there is adequate sand in the freestalls. There is also additional pack areas for those cows that may still have trouble with the freestalls. Hoof trimming is a priority for the management team at Bears Grass Dairy as they have about one-tenth of the herd trimmed every two to three weeks. The Schroeders and Honadels invite everyone to join them at their barn meeting and look forward to showing their facilities as well as the herd of cows.

Sunnyside Dairy Farms - Bill and Todd Borgwardt Sunnyside Dairy is our second host of the 2012 Barn Meetings. This family farm near Valders is a partnership between Bill and Todd Borgwardt. This uncle and nephew duo has made their mark on the Wisconsin Dairy landscape not just in their breeding and management of the Registered Holsteins at Sunnyside, but also in their leadership and involvement in WHA. Both men have had their turn as state board members with Bill leading the board as President in 1998. The current herd of Registered Holsteins began over 90 years ago and both Todd and Bill have been involved their whole lives. The herd consists of 250 milking females. On a three times a day schedule, the rolling herd average is 27,305 3.9 1064F 3.13 854P. Type is a priority in the Sunnyside breeding philosophy and currently they have 6 EX, 40 VG, 80 GP and 33 G cows resulting from their last classification. The current freestall barn and parlor were built in 1999 with the newest additions being a new heifer and calf facility With the help of four full-time employees and Todd’s father, Roger, they maintain their high production through feeding and management while breeding for type. Sand bedding has been the main cow comfort tool used in the freestalls for the last 12 years. Though it works well for the cows, Todd feels it isn’t the best bedding for cleaning and handling with the manure pit. The four-row barn has drive through feeding and headlocks for all groups except the very fresh group. Todd has found that their double-8 herringbone parlor has worked very well with their larger cows versus a parallel parlor system. He has also found that the optimal stall width for the larger cows is 48 inches or wider. They have both 46 inch and 48 inch stalls in the facility and feel that if they built today they would use the larger stalls. Several notable ladies of Sunnyside have made their way through these freestall facilities and left their mark. Sunnyside Daffy Goldwyn-ET EX-90, Sunnyside Daisy Goldwyn-ET VG-86 and Sunnyside Della Talent-ET VG-88 are daughters of Sunnyside Dede Linjet-ET EX-92 who goes back to Roulette Dewdrop-Red EX-91 3E. Elm-Lawn-G Horace Michigan has

left her stamp on the herd with several notable daughters. The first, Sunnyside Mel Aspen-ET EX-91, was the first place Senior 2-Year-Old at the District 10 Holstein show in 2011. There is also a Dundee daughter, Sunnyside Melody Dundee-ET VG-87, as well as their Linjet sisters. Sunnyside Cora Debo-Red-ET VG-87 is a fancy red two year old, who along with herdmates Danville-ML Finest Missy-ET EX-90 and Astrahoe Jo Lee Roll-TW EX-90, will be highlights of this barn meeting. Missy is an 8th generation Excellent granddaughter of Golden-Oaks Mark Marion-ET and Roll is a 14th generation Excellent granddaughter of Royal Rosa, both cows that thrive in this freestall environment. Todd and Bill look forward to having everyone join them at the Barn Meeting to share some of their insight and their great group of cows. They have a strong interest in Registered Holsteins and have a goal to breed good solid cows and hope to continue to do so in the future in the current facilities.

Nor-Way-Pete and Four-of-a-Kind Holsteins Andy and Chad Peterson and Dan Cnossen Our third barn meeting will be held in Eland at Nor-Way-Pete Holsteins. Nor-Way-Pete is owned by Andy and Chad Peterson. The herd is comprised of both the Nor-Way-Pete cattle and all animals owned by the Four-of-aKind partners. The herd manager and part owner of the Four-of-a-Kind animals is Dan Cnossen. For the most part, Andy and Chad do all the crop work and feeding as well as serving as a sounding board for cattle decisions. Dan supervises the parlor as well as making the breeding decisions and merchandising any members of the herd. The current rolling herd average for 249 cows on three-times per day milking is 30,887 3.75 1157F 2.93 904P. Their BAA is 108.7, which ranks in the top 10 nationally for their herd size. Their breeding philosophy consists of using bulls who make cows that are outstanding in mammary system, feet and legs and dairy strength. Their goal is always the same: breeding great type with outstanding production. There are several Excellent cows in the herd, almost all homebred with several 92, 93 and 94 point cows. They have milking daughters of Sanchez, Alexander and Million among others. The herd also features the family of Four-of-a-Kind Roy Reba EX-93, which includes several outstanding individuals. The influence of Durham can be seen throughout the herd. The farm’s milking facility was built in 2002. They feel sand freestalls are the most important ingredient in cow comfort, and say breeders should build their facility for the kind of cows you want to milk. Keeping show

cows comfortable and in shape while running with the rest of the herd is challenging but doable. The Nor-Way-Pete and Four-of-a-Kind partners would like to invite everyone to come tour their facilities and see this outstanding group of cows. Visitors are welcome to tour the facilities starting at 10:30 a.m. followed by a meal and plenty of cow talk.

Stone-Front Farms - Andy and Lyn Buttles Andy and Lyn Buttles, along with their daughters Christina (5) and Kayla (2), will be hosting the final barn meeting at Stone-Front Farms just outside of Lancaster. Together they milk approximately 600 Registered cows on the farm in the rolling hills of Grant County. They farm 1000 acres of tillable land to grow the majority of their feed needs and utilize an additional 600 acres of pasture for raising replacements. Stone-Front Farms has been the breeding ground for some amazing animals that have moved on to do great things for their new owners. In recent years, Stone-Front Iron Pasta EX-96 has made a splash in the show ring and was sold as a young cow. Andy still has five milking daughters and many other family members in the herd from Pasta. Windy-Knoll-View Ultimate Pala and Odyssey Chief Mark Ina also have outstanding descendents making their mark in the herd. Andy and Lyn have expanded the herd size to the current size of 600 and built on the foundation of animals started in 1913 by Andy’s great-greatgrandfather. Andy and Lyn took over the herd from Andy’s parents, Elam and Barbara Buttles, who are still an important part of the operation as they raise all the young stock at a farm nearby. Though Christina and Kayla are not full-time helpers yet, they can often be found helping in the calf barn or office. Andy also credits their outstanding staff of employees for helping the farm run smoothly. A decision to move the herd 15 years ago from Waterford, Wis., to its new home in Lancaster allowed for an expansion to the current freestall barns. Andy was sure to pay attention to stall size and design when adding on to the facilities. This helped to transition from their tie-stall barn and to feel comfortable in putting great cows in a freestall environment versus the traditional tie-stall. The Buttles are delighted to invite everyone to see their facilities and cows at this year’s barn meeting. Please enjoy the camaraderie and a lunch featuring Dave Schmocker’s world famous grilled bacon.

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WHA’s Great Holstein Treasure Quest 2012 Calf Entries


All-World Show Fever Born 10-3-11, Reg. #141639606 Sire: Crackholm Fever-ET Dam: Starmark Shottle Rose-ET 2nd Dam: Rosedale-L SS Rose-Red-ET VG-88 4-05 2x 365 35,960 4.0 1443 2.9 1030 3rd Dam: Lavender Ruby Redrose-Red EX-96 2E 7-04 2x 365 52,104 4.9 2576 3.4 1752 2011 Wisconsin Cow of the Year Owner: Kinyon, Stanek & O’Keefe, Fall Creek



Born 3-24-11, Reg. #69966923 Sire: Crackholm Fever-ET Dam: Crest-View-Acres Sahara-ET VG-87 VG-MS 3-00 2x 302 22,871 3.7 853 3.0 678 inc. 2nd Dam: Stripes Finley Senora EX-92 2E DOM 5-00 2x 365 38,100 3.5 1332 2.8 1057 Next Dams: VG-87 Mtoto, EX-91 Rudolph Stripes, then 6 more EX dams back from the Saturday family Owner: Steve Holte, Westby


Stripes Finley Senora EX-92 2E DOM


Born 9-5-11, Reg. #70543906 Sire: Regancrest S Braxton-ET Dam: Rosedale Go for Gin-ET EX-90 2-01 2x 365 26,290 4.1 1089 3.3 855 2nd Dam: Rosedale Lexi-ET VG-89 EX-MS 2-02 365 26,800 5.1 1356 2.9 787 3rd Dam: EX-93 Lea-Ann 4th Dam: EX-96 3E Blackrose Owner: L & S Harbaugh & K & S Loehr, Marion

Bella-View Shot of Gin, maternal sister to Bella-Ridge Go for Broke-ET

Starmark Shottle Rose-ET

Crest-View-Acres Sarah

Bella-Ridge Go for Broke-ET

Heritage-E Debbies Dora-ET Born 6-4-11, Reg. #141425906 Sire: Duckett-SA Federal-ET Dam: KY-Blue GW Debbie-ET VG-88 VG-MS 2-00 2x 197 13,120 3.3 432 2.9 382 inc. 2nd Dam: BVK Outside Diana-ET EX-92 2E DOM 5-01 2x 365 31,920 3.5 1129 3.1 974 3rd Dam: EX-94 DOM Chief Adeen 4th Dam: EX-94 DOM Starbuck Ada Owner: Sarbacker & Evangelo, Fitchburg

KY-Blue GW Debbie-ET VG-88

Lyn-Vale BM Raynell-Red-ET Born 9-1-11, Reg. #70878719 Sire: West Port Bookman-Red Dam: Castleholm Regina-Red-ET VG-88 VG-MS 2-06 2x 365 33,500 4.7 1588 2.9 955 2nd Dam: Astrahoe RM Rosa Rae-Lyn-ET EX-90 VG-MS 4-11 3x 365 59,210 4.1 2446 2.8 1659 3rd Dam: Pinehurst Royal Rosa-ET EX-91 2E Owner: William Schultz III, Waldo Castleholm Regina-Red-ET VG-88

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WHAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Great Holstein Treasure Quest 2012 Calf Entries


Meyervilla B Safari Rae-ET Born 9-2-11, Reg. #141648974 Sire: Regancrest S Braxton-ET Dam: KM&EW Goldwyn Sun Rae-ET VG-88 2-05 2x 305 29,010 3.7 1059 3.2 925 2nd Dam: Scientific Sweetie Rae-ET EX-92 2E 3-11 2x 365 28,020 4.2 1189 3.3 924 Next Dams: EX-90, 3E-96, EX-94, EX-90, EX-97, EX-90 Owner: Tyler Meyer, Darien



Born 3-2-11, Reg. #69507502 Sire: Scientific Destry-ET Dam: West Port Arron Doon A-Red-ET VG-85 Can 3-03 2x 365 34,643 3.0 1041 3.3 1129 2nd Dam: Scientific Cherry Rae-Red VG-86 Can 6-05 2x 365 36,303 4.8 1739 3.7 1336 Next Dams: EX-90, 3E-96, EX-94, EX-90, EX-97, EX-90 Owner: Honeycrest Farms Inc., Spring Valley


West Port Arron Doon A-Red-ET


Born 3-11-11, Reg. #141301235 Sire: Regancrest Elton Durham-ET Dam: Mill-Wheel Linjet Chloe EX-94 2E 6-08 2x 305 35,420 4.7 1652 3.0 1054 2nd Dam: Lee-Knolls Lee Caroline EX-91 2E 6-03 2x 305 33,990 4.0 1373 2.8 942 Owner: Kelly Lee, Johnson Creek

Mill-Wheel Linjet Chloe EX-94 2E

KM&EW Goldwyn Sun Rae-ET VG-88

Ms Wet Destry Adair-Red-ET

Mill-Wheel Durham Crowne-ET

Ryan-Vu Sid Sympathy Born 9-2-11, Reg. #141544999 Sire: Pine-Tree Sid-ET Dam: Ryan-Vu Advent Static-ET VG-85 VG-MS 2nd Dam: Marah-Delight Style-ET EX-92 2E 3-07 2x 365 31,750 4.7 1493 3.5 1113 3rd Dam: Indianhead Stardancer-ET EX-94 4th Dam: Stookey Elm Park Blackrose-ET EX-96 3E Owner: Chad & Mark Ryan, Fond du Lac

Marah-Delight Style-ET EX-92 2E

Sky-M Aftershock Impressive Born 12-6-11, registration pending Sire: Ms Atlees Sht Aftershock-ET Dam: Briccows Goldwyn Indiana-ET VG-87 VG-MS 2-01 2x 365 26,870 4.3 1164 3.3 887 2nd Dam: Briccows Independence-ET EX-92 3E 5-08 2x 365 26,200 4.9 1278 3.1 823 3rd Dam: Lela-Roha Pre Invite-ET EX-91 2E Owner: Riley Bricco, Marion Briccows Independence-ET EX-92 3E

Each of these calves has the chance to be chosen in the 2012 WHA Treasure Quest, sponsored by the Wisconsin Holstein Association. Tickets can be purchased for $100 each - the winning ticket gets a brand new heifer calf and the winning breeder a $7500 check! For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact a WHA Board of Director, member of the BIMP Committee, or the office at 1-800-223-4269. The winner will be drawn at the Midwest National Spring Show, April 21, in Jefferson, WI. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2012-23


ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

It’s that time of year again - time for another spring issue of Midwest Holsteins. This issue is always a challenge to put together but a fun issue at the same time with lots of sale ads and breeder ads showcasing their best genetics. I hope you’ll enjoy reading this issue and catching up on the herds from our neighboring states. If you missed the deadline for this issue, the good news is we’ve got several good feature issues coming up over the next few months. First up is the Production issue in April, followed by the Genomic Stars issue in May. If you have elite cows in your herd that you’d like to showcase these issues are a great time to do so. This is also your last chance to get the word out about your spring sale consignments so don’t delay give me a call! For the first time this year we’ll be doing a third Midwest Holsteins issue and have decided to add this to our June issue along with featuring “Hot Dams” of the breed. If you have a “Hot Dam” or offspring from one that you’d like to market, give me a call by May 9. And if you think you’d like to do a series of ads over the next few months - give me a call. We have several contract advertiser packages available that will save you money on each of your ads, any size! This month’s issue contains info about the upcoming Barn Meetings. We have four great hosts that are opening their facilities for you to tour and see how they manage good Registered Holsteins in a freestall environment. Information on each of the meetings can be found on page 20. Complete Junior Convention coverage can also be found in this issue. The junior convention is always a great time and I guarantee you’ll walk away excited about the future of our breed as you see the spirit and enthusiasm our juniors have for the association. If you have youth in your area that you think should get involved, please call our office at 1-800-223-4269. Until next time...

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March 2012 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 3 UW-River Falls Falcon Premier, managed by UW-River Falls Dairy Club, assisted by Tom Morris, Ltd. 9 Ronkstar Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Tom & Peggy Ronk, Denmark, managed by Jim Hoskens Ltd. & The Bill Stade Auction Co. 10 The Budjon-JK Get in the Game Sale, Fond du Lac, managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co. 17 Green|Rock Dual County Sale, WI Farm Auction, Brooklyn 17 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale, Weyauwega, 12:00 noon 19 WHA Barn Meeting, Bears Grass Dairy, Augusta, 12:00 noon 23 WHA Barn Meeting, Sunnyside Dairy Farms, Valders, 11:00 a.m. 24 The Smithcrest & Kranzdale First Opportunity Sale, Watertown, 11:00 a.m. 26 Schreiber Acres Milking Herd Dispersal, Galen, Marlene & Bart Schreiber, Athens, managed by Christensen Sales Corp., 11:00 a.m. 27 WHA Barn Meeting, Nor-Way-Pete & Four-of-a-Kind, Eland, 10:30 a.m. 29 WHA Barn Meeting, Stone-Front Farms, Lancaster, 11:00 a.m. 30 Siemers Holsteins Spring Showcase, managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Fond du Lac 31 MilkSource Main Event Tag Sale, Kaukauna 31 Purple Ribbon Sale, managed by Wood Area Holstein Breeders, Marshfield April 2012 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 7 Barron Spring Sale, Barron Sale Pavilion 12 Double-D Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Robert & Nancy Carns Family, Cuba City 14 Dodgeramma & Redfest at Crescentmead Holsteins, managed by Todd Wendorf, Ixonia, 10:30 a.m. 20 Midwest Spring Red & White Show, Jefferson 21 Midwest National Spring Holstein Show, Jefferson, 8:30 a.m. 27 Outagamie County Spring Sale, 7:30 p.m., Seymour 30 2014 WHA Futurity LATE entries due to WHA office May 2012 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 5 Vernon County Sale, Vernon County Fairgrounds, Viroqua, 7:30 p.m. 26 Me-Do Meadows Memorial Day Sale Event, hosted by Me-Do Meadows, Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. & MD-Hillbrook, mgrs., Fond du Lac June 2012 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 12 District 1 Show 15 District 5 Show, Portage 15 District 10 Show, Fond du Lac 19 District 6 Show, Monroe 20 District 4 Show 22 District 3 Show, Lancaster 25 District 2 Show, Viroqua 25 District 7 Show, Sturgeon Bay 26 District 8 Show, Beaver Dam 27-30 National Convention, Springfield, MO Other Upcoming Events July 16-17 WI Championship Show - Marshfield Dec. 28-30, 2012 2013 Junior Holstein Convention, hosted by Rock County


National Convention Scrapbooks

Looking for a ride to National Convention?

We are looking for photos to include in the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scrapbook and digital scrapbook that will be going to National Convention. If you have photos to include in either, please email them to Larry Nelson at the WHA office at or Abriana Errthum at (digital scrapbook only). Questions? Contact Larry at 1-800-223-4269.

The Wisconsin juniors are looking at taking a bus to the National Convention in Springfield, MO. The bus will be leaving Tuesday, June 26 and returning following the Junior Banquet on Saturday, June 30. If you are interested in riding the bus, please contact Larry at the WHA office at 1-800-223-4269. Costs will be determined based on potential sponsorships and number of people signed up.

Join Us for Cow Camp 2012! Pine Lake Camp, Waupaca, Wis. Tentative Cow Camp Schedule Saturday, May 19 Please eat lunch prior to arrival 12:30 p.m. Registration 1:00 p.m. Orientation & Introductions 1:30-5:00 p.m. Workshops 6:00 p.m. Evening Meal 11:30 p.m. Curfew Sunday, May 20 8:00 a.m. Hike 8:15 a.m. Breakfast 9:00-11:30 a.m. Workshops 11:30 a.m. Cow Camp write-ups by campers & Group Photo Ag Olympics Clean out cabins & pack up 12:00 noon Lunch 1:30 p.m. Campers dismissed Any youth age 14 and under interested in any breed of the dairy cow are welcome to attend. Have fun while learning about cows and meeting other youth from across the state! Cow Camp is also a great way to get to know your Wisconsin Junior Activities Committee members! Cow Camp this year will provide some excellent opportunities with science workshops and more! Look for updates and additional details in the April WHA News. Details will also be posted on the web at

Cow Camp Registration May 19 & 20, 2012 - Pine Lake Camp, Waupaca, Wis. Camp Fee - $45/person (Junior or Chaperone) Campers should be 14 & Under Name: ____________________________________________________________ Age: ____________ Adult or Junior (Circle one)

Boy or Girl (Circle one)

Address: __________________________________________________________________________ City: ____________________________________ State: ____________ Zip: _________________ Email: ____________________________________________________________________________ Cell Phone: ____________________________________ County: ____________________________ Return to: WHA, 902 8th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913. Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 1. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2012-25


MURANDA MAC LUCKY VG-87 VVVVV 2Y • GTPI +1925 2-3 3x 365 34,550 3.9 1348 3.4 1165

LUCKY’S the Mac dtr of the well-known Shottle Lady at Bo-Irish who finished with 41,200 4.2 1716 3.3 1343 at 2-3 and is now EX. Next dam is Beachlawn Blwood L Lilly 2E-93 GMD DOM with 42,710 3.8 1632 3.1 1331. LUCKY’S a beautiful, complete young cow who is due this spring with a heifer by Sun Gold. We also have her Garrett yearling and embryos by Guthrie and Shamrock that are available at an affordable price.

Deronda Tom & Sandy Morris Farm

1393 60th Ave • Amery, WI 54001 • 715.268.2629 • fax -6239 •

Holstein Association Representatives Sarah Trapp W16080 Merlin Road, Taylor, WI 54659 608-525-2901 cell: 608-628-1978 e-mail: Chris Lyons W 5979 Lee Dr., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 920-563-1082 cell 920-723-2406 e-mail: Dennis Devore 1905 9th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 cell: 319-270-5038 e-mail: 26–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/March 2012

INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Accelerated Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Alpha Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Cybil Fisher Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Initial Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 International Protein Sires/Our Help . . . . . . IBC Koepke Farms, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Merle Howard Agency/Paula Bovre . . . . . . . 19 Misty Meadows Wood Products . . . . . . . . . . 19 Morris Ltd., Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Pete’s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Rickert Bros. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman . . . . 18 & 19 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Sunshine Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Taurus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 19 The Practice Veterinary Services . . . . . . . . . . 19 Tricor Insurance/Kim Esser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ultrascan, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

MIDWEST HOLSTEINS ADVERTISERS Badger Dairy Camp.......................... 36 Bears Grass Dairy ............................ 16 Bella-View Holsteins .......................... 19 D-Force Dairy .................................. 35 Dodgeramma/RedFest ...................... 13 Double-D Holsteins............................ 46 Gildale Holsteins .............................. 74 Goers Family Dairy .......................... 74 Green|Rock Dual County Sale .......... 69 Hilltop Dairy LLC .............................. 66 Hilrose Holsteins .............................. 48 Marathon County ........................ 38-42 Milksource Genetics .................... 25, 79 Opsal’s Ridge .............................. 54-55 Purple Ribbon Sale............................ 16 Ran-Rose Holsteins............................ 71 Rickert Bros. LLC ........................ 58, 78 Nor-Way-Pete Holsteins .................... 58 Ripps Dairy Valley LLC ...................... 22 Second-Look Holsteins ...................... 51 Schreiber Acres Dispersal .................. 28 Siemers Spring Showcase.................. 53 Smithcrest/Kranzdale First Opportunity Sale ...................... 65 Stone-Front Farms ............................ 59 Sugar Creek Dairy ............................ 62 Sunnyside Dairy Farm ...................... 17 Synergy Dairy ............................ 51, 72 Tomkins Farm .................................. 43 UW-Madison .............................. 5, 31 UW-Madison FISC .............................. 77 Walk-Era Holsteins.............................. 2 Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale ............ 26-27

54HO552 Hylite


Can 9748330 100% RHA *TV *TL

aAa: 312456 DMS: 234, 345 Pedigree: Deslacs Shaquille x EX-95 Rainyridge Talent Barbara x EX-95 Outside x EX-90 Milan x EX-90 Rainyridge Tony Beauty x VG-85

December 2011 Sire Summary: GTPI +1665 Milk -191 +.08% +14F +.04% +4P 75%R Type +3.07 71%R UDC +2.24 Foot & Leg Comp. +2.33 DPR -1.3 PL +0.4 SCS 2.90 Calving Ease = 9% ~ #3 Type Red & White Genomic Young Sire ~ EX-95 Dam & EX-95 Granddam ~ Yes, sexed semen is available on BARBWIRE-RED!!!

54HO559 Hol-Star LK


USA 69248935 100% RHA *TV

aAa: 234156 DMS: 123, 135 Pedigree: Lion-King *RC x VG-88 Talent x EX-90 Durham x VG-86 Formation x VG-87 Emory x VG-88 Tesk

December 2011 Sire Summary: GTPI +2007 Milk +956 +.00% +33F +.07% +46P 76%R Type +1.97 73%R UDC +2.96 Foot & Leg Comp. +1.31 DPR -1.4 PL +4.7 SCS 2.91 Calving Ease = 7% ~ #7 GTPI, #5 NM$, #2 Udder Comp., #2 Protein lbs. & #3 Milk bull among the Top 50 NM$ Red & White Genomic Young Sires ~ Being used as a flush sire and sire of sons

54HO582 Spruce-Haven


USA 69314924 100% RHA

aAa: 315246 DMS: 345, 234 Pedigree: Belmond x GP-83 Redwood x VG-85 Goldwyn x VG-89 Garter x VG-88 Rudolph

Design by Laura Wackershauser Wisconsin Holstein Publications

~ One of the top Type R&W bulls and also an outcross pedigree ~ #2 SCS, #12 Milk, #14 DPR and #26 GTPI Red & White Genomic Young Sire

Visit the IPS website to view the complete Genomic information for these three RED young sires. Rankings were published by the Red and White Dairy Cattle Association/December 2011. “Breeding Cows, Not Numbers” PO Box 157, Rock Springs, WI 53961 Tel • 1-800-542-7593 Tel • 608-524-8086 Fax • 608-524-6935 E-mail: A Division of Our Help Inc.

March 2012 Wisconsin Holstein News  

March 2012 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News, featuring Midwest Holsteins, Junior Convention results and B-Long Holsteins breeder profile...

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