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May 2013

Volume 85 No. 5

Barn Meeting Review District & Championship Show Rules & Entry Form Breeder Profile: Doorco Holsteins District 7 Report

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1-800-223-4269 Wisconsin Holstein News: Official Publication of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Published 11 months per year by Wisconsin Holstein Publications To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; Phone (608) 723-4933; Fax (608) 723-4973; e-mail: May 2013

VOLUME 85 No. 5

Features: 10 12 19 24 26

Breeder Profile: Doorco Holsteins Dr. Atkins Discusses Conformation & Functionality WHA Show Rules & Entry Form 2013 District Show information Karl Burgi Speaks on Hoof Care at 2013 Barn Meetings

Departments: 9 9 14 29 30 33 34 35 36 37 38

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs From the President: Marci Walker District 7 report Breeder Business Cards Sale Reports WHA Annual Supporters WHY Pages Behnke’s Bovine Broadcast: WHA Princess Morgan Behnke Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover is a reminder that the summer shows are just around the corner! Pictured are Tom Sarbacker and grandson Noah at last year’s Dane County Fair. The photo, submitted by Andy Sarbacker, was 2nd place in our 2012 Cover Contest. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2013

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

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Marci Walker, President (2016)* - 608-432-3223 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Chris McCullough, Vice President (2016)* - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Paula Bovre, Secretary (2016)* - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Todd Borgwardt, Exec. Committee (2016)* - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Kevin Jorgensen, Exec. Committee (2015) - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Bill Calvert (2015) - 608-732-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Dan Cnossen (2014) - 715-302-1327 N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Matt Lippert (2015)* - 715-213-9441 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 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 Todd Stanek (2015)* - 715-456-8718 E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 Kent Wendorf (2014) - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION

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From the Heart of Rabur Selling at the Vernon County Sale, May 11 RABUR OUTSIDE PANDORA EX-91 3E GMD DOM

2-11 2x 362 37,330 3.6 1344 3.1 1152 Lifetime: 190,080 3.7 6988 3.2 6096 Next 4 dams: EX-91 3E GMD DOM, EX-92 2E GMD DOM, EX-91 3E GMD DOM, EX-90 GMD DOM

Selling these young cows from the Pandora Family: • fresh Jeeves 2-year-old granddaughter; dam is Rabur SS Penrose-ET, VG-85 with 4-03 2x 323 24,040 4.2 1016 3.2 775 • fresh Planet with 6 EX dams; dam is Rabur Durham Precocious-ET, EX-90 EX-MS with 6-01 2x 340 33,330 3.9 1287 3.2 1069 then Pandora • fresh Alexander great-granddaughter; dam is Rabur Goldwyn Pinata-ET, VG-88 & potential 7th gen. EX with 2-06 2x 365 25,150 4.6 1158 3.3 832 then Rabur Shottle Pilgrim-ET EX-90 DOM with sons in A.I.

RABUR SHOTTLE PADDINGTON-ET EX-91 EX-MS DOM 4-05 2x 365 36,970 4.0 1493 3.0 1096 Dam: Rabur Laudan Padarus-ET VG-88 VG-MS 3-04 3x 305 34,200 3.3 1123 2.8 964 2nd Dam: Rabur Outside Pandora EX-91 3E GMD DOM 2-11 2x 362 37,330 3.6 1344 3.1 1152

Selling: • Rabur Paddy Panphila-ET, her daughter by Rabur M Paddy-ET, miking 72 lbs./day


7-00 2x 365 43,370 3.6 1561 2.7 1175 Lifetime: 172,940 3.6 6240 2.9 5015 Dam: Joliam Emperor Lovely VG-89 GMD 7-06 3x 365 33,750 3.8 1387 2.8 1012 Next Dams: VG-86 EX-MS, EX-94 2E, EX-91 3E, VG-88, VG-87, VG-85

Selling: • Fresh Shottle & Talent 2 year olds from Loveable • Fresh Karona Bonair granddaughter from a VG-86 3Y Stormatic

We believe in the tradition of club sales and are proud supporters of several, including the Vernon County Sale. I am happy to offer these fresh young cows from the heart of the Rabur herd and believe they will be a great addition to any herd.

R. Paul & Darlene Buhr S4166 Orchard Rd., Viroqua, WI 54665 Cell: 608-606-3480 E-mail: PBR Herd - 34 Years PGH Herd - 22 Years 6–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2013

Another Year in the Books... Many blessings to be thankful for!

Coraline Maya born 10/8/12 at 11:37 p.m., 9 lbs., 20.5 inches long Attended her first sale, the 16th Badger Invitational!

2013 Outstanding Holstein Girl

April Classification highlights: • Sandy-Valley Michl Bliss-ET VG-86 2Y, from Regancrest Brynna EX-91 GMD, then Regancrest-PR Barbie EX-92 GMD DOM

• American-Pride Purplecow-ET VG-87 3Y, Shottle x Above-Par Durham Paoli-ET VG-88 DOM, from the Pala’s

There are no other words to express my gratitude than “Thank You”! Thank you to my family, friends and everyone in the dairy industry that has helped me to be where I am today. If it wasn’t for my close relationship with my brother Cory, Car-Cor Holsteins wouldn’t be moving forward like it is. I’m truly grateful to be honored as this year’s Outstanding Holstein Girl and would like to thank the Wisconsin Holstein Association for granting me this honor. ~ Cara

Cory & Clare Biely Family • Cara Biely

Farm: N4581 State Rd 49, Poy Sippi, WI 54965 Cory: 920-901-0090, | Cara: 920-323-7442, 8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2013

District 7

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs J Congratulations to Kenny & Vicki (Cooper) Janisch, DeForest, on the birth of their daughter, Abbigail Amelia D. Janisch on March 2. Proud grandparents are Bill & Pam Cooper. D Congratulations to Al and Barb Kayser who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on May 4 with an open house on May 5. Their family includes children Cindy & David Cooper, Diane & Greg Kudrna and Dale Kayser along with grandchildren Austin & Morgan Cooper, Cole & Jenna Kudrna and Dewayna Kayser. L Congratulations to Karyn Schauf of Indianhead Holsteins, Barron, for being named World Dairy Expo’s Dairy Woman of the Year. Karyn will be recognized at the Dinner with the Stars during World Dairy Expo in October. U Our condolences to the families of Owen Ewers and Audrey Brandenburg 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 Owen Ewers

Owen E. Ewers age 73 of Richland Center passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Richland Hospital from injuries sustained in a fall. He was born on April 11, 1939 in Richland County the son of Alvin and Ada (Unbehaun) Ewers. Owen was married on May 14, 1960 to the former Carol Curtis and she preceded him in death on January 7, 1999. He then was married on May 31, 2002 to the former Elaine Stanek Deckert. Owen was a member of the Boaz United Methodist Church, was awarded the Outstanding Young Farmer Award, served on the Richland County Board, was a past Richland Township Chairman and active with the Sabin Live Wires 4-H Club for many years. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Ewers of Richland Center, 3 children, Jeff Ewers of Richland Center, Robin (Mike) Berns of Virginia Beach, VA, Suzanne (Dennis) Duren of Burke, VA, Elaines Children, Todd Deckert of Janesville, Tammy (Cameron) Walsh of Spring Green, Tim (Crystal) Deckert of Richland Center, 14 grandchildren, Jeremy, Hazel, Ryan and Aericka, Alyssa, Lacey, Dylan, Logan, Hunter, Kaleigh, Connor, Carolann, Melana, Zachary, Gabriel, a great grandson, Jaxson Owen, 9 step-grandchildren, a sister, Rita Staum of Richland Center, 3 sistersin-law, Marian Ewers of Prior Lake, MN, Marlys Ewers of Richland Center, Jane (Jack) Turnipseed of Madison, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. In addition to his first wife, Carol Ewers, he was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Ada Ewers, 2 brothers, Charles and Edwin, a sister and brother-in-law, Avis and Maynard Romness, a brotherin-law, Robert Staum and a sister-in-law, Arlene Ewers.

Audrey Brandenburg

Audrey Mary Brandenburg, age 83, of Whitewater, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Fairhaven in Whitewater, Wis. Audrey was born in Milton, Wisconsin on November 3, 1929, the daughter of Bernard and Verna (Sharpe) Marquart. She graduated from Milton High School and attended Milton College for two years. On February 2, 1952, Audrey married Martin Brandenburg. Martin preceded her in death in January 2001. Audrey was a member of the First English Lutheran Church in Whitewater. Her interests included being a 4-H leader, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, and cooking delicious food for her friends and family. Surviving are: two daughters, LaDonia (Dean) Kyle, Whitewater, and Mary (Carson) Wackershauser, Lancaster; Grandchildren: Brian, Laura, and Jennifer Wackershauser, Dawn (Greg) Hockerman, and Elaine (Rodney) Schultz; 7 great-grandchildren and two sisters: Yvonne Thorp, Milton, and Delores (Del) Maass, Watertown. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Martin, and a brother Gordon Marquart.

From your President Marci Walker Dear Wisconsin Holstein Members, As spring slowly enters our farms, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the great month the Wisconsin Holstein Association has had. With our late spring, March and April were the season for county Holstein groups getting out and about farm touring. Word has it that a few different county groups are organizing day tours crossing over into other counties and visiting herds. I’ve been clued in on a few stories about these types of tours “from back in the day.” It’s great to see these excursions regaining momentum while sharing our Holstein enthusiasm and breeding programs. The 2013 Barn Meetings were well received with Karl Burgi passionately sharing his talent of hoof trimming and care. We proactively booked him over a year ago and it was very well worth the wait! Sincere appreciation goes out to our four hosts of this year’s meetings: Four Hands Holsteins, Amery; Synergy Dairy, Pulaski; Sylvan-T Farms, Richland Center; and Krull Farms, Lake Mills. Thank you for opening your barn doors to our membership! The State Showcase Sale came back in full force this year with an average of $3,816, thank you for putting forth your best to make this a success! Through the rain, sleet and snow, the Midwest National Spring Show was again a victory. We are very fortunate to have hosted our members and peers from five states as well as enthusiasts from long distances with a superior show; 211 head passed through the ring, the highest number in three years. Congratulations to each of you for your accomplishments! Thank you to all the entrants and ticket purchasers that supported this year’s Treasure Quest, the line up was incredible! This program has really evolved over the years and become a great way to promote your genetics. Congratulations to Dan Cnossen, who held the winning ticket and to Todd Stanek and Marty Kinyon for having their fall calf entry Favorite-K Sid Ivory chosen! The funds generated from this program help support our State Picnic on Saturday, August 17 at Siemers Holsteins. It has been a very busy 2013 already, THANK YOU to each and every committee member who has assisted in the above events coming to fruition, your time is an immense asset to our organization! I was hosting a tour in April and someone asked if I had any one point as WHA President that I wanted to share. I replied with, YES, I am reminded every day of the need for all that our committees do in the Wisconsin Holstein Association. If you are on a WHA committee and actively serving, THANK YOU! If you haven’t taken the opportunity and are able, I think you might find that more often than not, we get in return more than we give when serving, I encourage you to share your gifts and talents. The April “Oh My Cow Pie Trivia” winner was Molly Dorhorst. She was the first of a few to correctly respond that the Wisconsin Holstein Association will be celebrating our 125th anniversary in 2015. Some of you will be interested to know that the Wisconsin Holstein Association was born on February 13, 1890 at 9:00 a.m., Griswolds Hall, Columbus, WI. This month’s question: “What year did Wisconsin Holstein district shows begin and how many shows took place that first year?” All correct entries received via email by May 15 will be considered for a random drawing of an Oh My Cow Pie. I’ve appreciated hearing your suggestions, meeting some new members and getting reacquainted with familiar faces this spring, all the best as your planting begins! Your President, Marci Walker

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Doorco Holsteins Dan & Julie Vandertie Family, Brussels By Ashley Yager

Left to right - Karlee, Bridget, Austin, Julie & Dan Vandertie

Dan’s father introduced Registered Holsteins to the herd when he purchased a pair of heifers from the Juckem herd in Chilton, Wis. Two offspring from this pair, known as Pam and Annie, were second and fourth in the nation in 1962 and 1964 for production, and set a high bar for the Doorco herd early. Nearly all of the Vandertie’s herd can be traced back to Doorco Duster Albany, EX-90 2E GMD DOM. In fact, of the 40 cows in the estled on the brink of tourist country in Door County, herd, only one other family is not related to Albany. This Duster Wisconsin is the Doorco Holstein herd and Dan and Julie daughter had a peak record over 47,000 pounds of milk with over Vandertie family of Brussels, WI. A 100 percent homebred treasure, 147,000 pounds lifetime milk, and produced three Excellent the Vandertie herd is built on family and quality from the Holsteins daughters that were EX-92 and multiple ‘E’. Albany’s daughters were in the barn to the people at the helm. sired by three different bulls: Rubens, Merchant and Dante. The Dan and Julie’s legacy on the farm began in 1987, when they Rubens and Dante were flushed and have several daughters and married and purchased the farm descendants in the herd. from Dan’s parents. Dan and Julie Albany’s daughter by Rubens, made the one major change to the Doorco Rubens August, is still in the barn at that time, when they pulled herd at 12 years of age and just calf stalls and replaced them with calved again for the sixth time. At stanchions for dry cows. The size of EX-92 4E, this GMD and DOM’s the herd has remained unchanged, lifetime production total at 3007 days and is at 40 head including the dry is 227,850 pounds milk with 3.9 8775 cows. The barn holds 32 milking fat and 3.1 6997 protein. Her highest stalls. record came as a two year old, where While the Vandertie’s herd numshe made almost 37,000 pounds of bers are small by today’s standards, milk in 365 days. they make up for that number in One of August’s most prominent quality and production. The RHA on daughters in the herd today is Doorco the herd at 39 cows is 29,121 pounds Machoman Heather, EX-91 2E of milk with 3.9% 1138 fat and GMD. Another transmitting power3.14% 914 protein. The Doorco herd house, Heather has four milking Doorco Rubens August EX-92 4E GMD DOM also boasts a 110.8% BAA with 14 daughters sired by different bulls. Excellent, 15 Very Good and 5 Good Doorco Zenith Heidi is EX-90, Plus, with none lower. The Vanderties Doorco Buckeye Hailey is EX-90, have been named a Progressive Doorco Toystory Hollie is VG-87, Breeder for 38 years, Progressive and Doorco Gerard Heather who is Genetics for eight years, and were recently fresh and needs to see the honored in 2010 and 2012 as a classifier. Holstein Association USA Herd of August’s reign in the Doorco Excellence. herd is also headlined by the dynamic Dan is the fifth generation in his Toystory duo - Doorco Toystory family to farm. He and Julie are the Natalie-ET, EX-92, and Doorco sole employees and managers of the Toystory Nikki-ET, EX-90. Natalie’s farm, with the help of their three daughter by Bogart went VG-85 at children: Karlee, Bridget and Austin. just 2-02 and there are many other Karlee is currently studying political heifers in waiting from these exciting science and environmental science at young cows. Natalie’s most recent UW-Whitewater. Bridget is headed to record at 5-01 and 305 days yielded UW-River Falls this fall where she will 29,770 milk with 5.1 1514 fat and 3.0 run cross country, and Austin is in 901 protein lbs. Nikki, at 4-06 302 Doorco Machoman Heather, EX-91 2E GMD middle school at Southern Door. days produced 32,550 milk with 3.5 10–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2013


1163 fat and 2.8 939 protein lbs. When combining August with her Dante and Merchant sisters, the trio produced 36 daughters for the Doorco herd, including 34 classified offspring with 13 Excellent, 13 Very Good and 8 Good Plus offspring. The second cow family to call the Vandertie barn home stems from Doorco Shottle Shine, VG-88. Another cow that has a date coming with the classifier, Shine’s record at 3-06 and 305 days produced 35,105 milk with 3.4 1204 fat and 2.9 1033 protein. Shine has a super daughter in the barn, Doorco Super Satin. Her heifer by Shamrock, Doorco Shamrock Star, is a high genomic heifer on the locator list at +2266 GTPI. The Vanderties have had a lot of success with sires Blackstar, Jed, Toystory, Shottle, Colby, Buckeye, and Super. Super heifers have really impressed Dan, as they have six milking and look great as heifers. Dan looks to breed cows with great udders without sacrificing body size. He enjoys strong front-ended cows with a will to milk. Sires that Dan is now incorporating into the herd include Shamrock, McCutcheon, Alexander, Elegant, and Bogart, in addition to some of the top genomic young bulls with solid pedigrees. The Vanderties also dabble in red and polled, with a growing interest in polled sires. The Doorco herd has also had a few bulls per year enter A.I. In addition to the cows, the Vandertie family runs 350 acres, growing all of their hay, corn, soybeans and wheat. They utilize some cash cropping, and own all of their acreage. All of the heifers are raised on site, and bull calves are raised for breeding and sold to other producers. Even though the kids are getting older, the effort on the farm is still very much a family affair. Dan and Julie handle most of the day-to-day, while Bridget is the master calf feeder and Austin is very involved in the machinery. The Vanderties try to take advantage of good local help when they can to hit the open road on the Harley. One of their favorite getaways is on the bike, where they take the chance to travel for up to a week at a time. Dan and Julie also visit their cabin near St. Jermain with the kids, and try to take family vacations when possible. While it will be a few years until the Vandertie’s decide if the next generation will return to the farm, Dan and Julie are content with their herd size and operation. They have no desire to expand at this time, and look forward to breeding excellence in the future of the Doorco herd.

Doorco Toystory Natalie-ET EX-92

Doorco Toystory Nikki-ET EX-90

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Dr. Gordon Atkins Discusses Conformation and Functionality at WHA Convention Early Bird Session How do we measure functionality in cows? That was the question proposed by Dr. Gordon Atkins during his early bird session at the 2013 Wisconsin Holstein Convention in February. Dr. Atkins has spent a lot of time on farms, working with cows and visiting with producers over the years in order to answer this question. A member of Holstein Canada’s Type Classification Advisory committee, Dr. Atkins helped shift the focus of the classification system to one that continues to provide the traditional animal value as well as a system that can be used as a herd improvement tool for larger herds, provides valuable electronic data for corrective mating, helps to predict longevity and enhances and verifies genomic evaluations. Dr. Atkins says we must recognize that all dairymen don’t have the same passion and interest for showing and judging, however all dairyman do have a similar vision for what is considered a functionally correct cow. Does good conformation necessarily mean greater longevity? A study by the Canadian Dairy Network showed a high correlation between longer herd life in Canada with high female fertility traits, calving performance and functional conformation traits. These are not just show ring traits but traits that are necessary to help build cows to stand the test of time. Dr. Atkins feels that the classification system has helped identify and measure the changes in conformation over the years very well. The changes that have occurred in functionality and conformation just in the last 15-20 years are evidence of what we are in store for as we continue to select for better functionality and use the tools that are available, including embryo transfer and genomics. In order to ensure that we continue to make progress, we need to find ways to bring large herds into the fold and become a part of the conformation evaluation system. He says we also need to justify the importance of evaluating conformation to the entire dairy industry. “Genomics is a tremendous tool that we need to use with other all the other tools that have allowed us to improve the functionality of cows, but we have to be careful that we continually evaluate the progress we are making,” Dr. Atkins stated. A study by Holstein Canada showed that classification is a good early predictor of trouble-free cows that will last. There was a two lactation difference between cows that scored between 85 and 89 points in their first lactation versus cows that scored 60 to 64 points. Another study showed the relative risk of culling of two year olds. With an 80 point two year old set at a value of one, the risk of culling doubles as scores drop to 70 points and is at 2.5 at 66 points and below. “If we can build the right kind of cow and select on the proper functional traits, we can improve their life span,” said Dr. Atkins. When discussing individual traits within the classification system, udder conformation is the leader around the world as the functionality trait that has been dramatically improved over the years and we benefit from this every day. The strength of the ligaments of the udder is the most important individual trait as it holds the udder up and helps achieve capacity in udder by length and width rather than depth. However, Dr. Atkins stated that as we’ve bred for medial suspensory strength, we have inadvertently selected for cows with very close rear teat placement and this will be something that needs to be monitored and evaluated as more dairies begin to use robotic milking systems. “We haven’t done nearly as good of job evaluating feet and legs anywhere in the world as we have in evaluating udders,” Dr. Atkins stated. The classification system has changed dramatically over the years with emphasis on the feet and leg section increasing from 12% of the final score before 1990 to 28% currently. Within the section, individual traits have also increased with rear legs, rear view receiving the highest percentage and heel depth the second highest. Dr. Atkins feels that heel depth is a particularly important trait however it is difficult to evaluate. A study from 2009 showed higher 305 day milk yields from cows with higher foot and legs scores. There is also a direct relationship for each of the individual traits to high production. Along with an intermediate set to the rear legs, side view being the most optimal the study showed that with foot angle and heel depth the steepest angle in the foot is not necessarily the most desirable. When discussing lameness, 88 percent of lameness is attributed to problems with the feet and 86 percent of that is with the hind feet 12–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2013

Dr. Gordon Atkins and specifically the outer claw because it bears the brunt of the weight. When a cow walks and the outside claw strikes the ground first, it creates trauma in that area and the body responds by laying down more horn in that area resulting in an outside claw that grows much faster than the inside claw. This also creates pressure points and disrupts the integrity of the hoof. Within the conformation of the hoof, foot angle is important but is not a very good trait to measure because of the variable of trimming that can affect the measurement. Heel depth is also important because we want to see the maximum protection for the pedal bone in the hoof. The Swiss have done a study that shows the ideal length of toe to length of heel should be 1.6:1 on the front feet and 2.2:1 on the rear feet. The study also showed an ideal toe angle of 52 degrees in the front and 49 degrees in the rear. “Rear leg side view has the highest heritability of any foot and leg traits, probably because we do a better job of evaluation,” stated Dr. Atkins. This is one of the most consistently measured traits with the ideal being a 150-155 degree set to the hock. “Yes we can have cows in freestalls and on cement that move well and have ‘normal’ locomotion, but these cows have to be trimmed regularly,” Dr. Atkins said. When evaluating the rump, Dr. Atkins feels the classification system underscores the importance of the rump. However, to give it a greater weight in the final score, points would need to be taken away from another trait and the challenge is finding those points. The structure of the rump is important for correct locomotion and reproductively. The strength of the loin along with correct thurl placement is so important for correct movement of the hind legs. Structurally, with the hook bone, thurl and pin bone creating a triangle, the thurl placement becomes very important as the fulcrum of that triangle. “As the thurl placement moves back it tends to tip the pin bones up and hooks down which creates an undesirable situation both reproductively and with locomotion,” stated Dr. Atkins. He continued, stating that with a desirable slope to the rump the thurl placement should be at a 60/40 split within the triangle with the thurl closer to the pins. Finally, Dr. Atkins talked about the Dairy Strength trait. He said, “As we select cows for more and more milk production and more efficiency we are going to have, if we don’t watch it, cows that become frail.” He continued by saying we cannot give up the width of chest and width of body through the front end that would reduce the capacity for the heart and lungs and the amount of blood that needs to pump through the body in order to create the high milk production we are looking for. Along with that, when doing body condition scoring, we need to recognize that we can still have cows that show good angularity (what we used to call dairy character) when carrying significant body condition. Dr. Atkins stated that the genetic trend for longevity is highest in North America, however he cautioned, “We can’t be complacent. We need to find ways to bridge that link between great show cows and commercial cows.”

District 7 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The June issue will feature District 3 - Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette & Richland counties.

District 7

Brown County

2012 Adult Membership: 33; Jr. Membership: 4

Door County

2012 Adult Membership: 23; Jr. Membership: 10 Adult Association officers - President: Tony Brey; Vice President: Adam Delfosse; Secretary: Scott Jeanquart; Treasurer: Pete Brickner; Junior Advisor: Shelly Olson. Jr. Association officers - President: Matt Olson; Vice President/ Secretary: Claire Olson; Treasurer: Alex Kruswick. Our junior and adult associations continue to be very active. Our adult group hosted the District 7 Show last year and Brickner-Meikle Farms hosted our twilight meeting. Money raised by the adult group helps support the junior group’s trip to the state junior convention.

Kewaunee County

2012 Adult Membership: 34; Jr. Membership: 16 Adult Association officers - President: Kevin Gaedtke; Vice President: Paul Wallace; Secretary: Chad Paider; Treasurer: Dennis Christoph; Advisor: Steve Selner.

Marinette County

2012 Adult Membership: 11; Jr. Membership: 0

Oconto County

2012 Adult Membership: 15; Jr. Membership: 0

Outagamie County

2012 Adult Membership: 66; Jr. Membership: 26 Adult Association officers - President: Ben Muenster; Vice President: Jeff Zwiers; Secretary: Mitch Voight; Treasurer: Jim Kortz. Jr. Association officers - President: Kara Vosters; Vice President: Chloe Vosters; Secretary: Bethany Marks; Treasurer: Amanda Stingle. The Outagamie County Holstein Breeders will be hosting the District 7 Show this summer on June 19 in Seymour. The Outagamie County Fair will be July 24-28 and the annual meeting is scheduled for December 11.

Shawano County

2012 Adult Membership: 56; Jr. Membership: 18

Waupaca-Waushara Counties

2012 Adult Membership: Waupaca - 36, Waushara - 12; Jr. Membership: Waupaca - 20, Waushara - 14 Adult Association officers - President: Alan Cordes; Vice President: Cory Biely; Secretary: Danae Bauer; Treasurer: Judith Hintz; Junior Advisor: Brenda Long. Jr. Association officers - President: Bret Long; Secretary: Danae Bauer; Treasurer: Kayla Krueger. The Waupaca-Waushara Holstein Breeders spent a chilly Saturday in February touring herds in the Fond du Lac area. We would like to thank Forest Ridge, Budjon and Ryan-Vu for allowing us to visit their outstanding herds. March 16 we hosted the 27th annual Show Opportunity Sale with a final average of $1848. Topping the sale was lot 1, a Numero Uno fall calf consigned by Danae and Ethan Bauer and purchased by Luke Erb. Jacob Sattler of Poy Sippi used his calf scholarship to purchase Ms Bremer Gabor June consigned by Bremer Holsteins. The juniors have two picnics each year, one in May and one in October with food, a meeting and playing basketball. We have many dairy bowl practices in the fall with Willis and Carla Gunst serving as coaches and supporters. Danae Bauer also helped coach this year. This year we sent four teams to the Junior Convention - a senior team, two junior teams and a rookie team. Thanks to the coaches and members that competed: Ethan Bauer, Kayla Krueger, Kaite Bauer, 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2013

Emily Bauer, Ryan Bauer, Elisha Riley, Miranda Ewald, Ethan Riley, Caleb Hamm, Chloe Hamm, Evy Riley, Aaron Hamm, Britney Ewald and Alison Ewald. Also attending convention were Danae Bauer as graduates and Anna Blake as the 2012 Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant. Several members were recognized with awards including Bret Long and Kayla Krueger as DJMs, Kayla Krueger with a scholarship and advertising and craft awards, Bret Long with Junior Progressive Breeder and Long Range Production awards, Emily Bauer placed with her folding display, and Katie Bauer received a YMR award and National YDJM selection and placed with her folding display.. The juniors did many shows together last year as a group including District Show and State Show. The group also helped at the Show Opportunity Sale with washing calves, leading in the ring and night duty. Many thanks to those that helped including Kayla Krueger, Amy and Anna Blake, Danae Bauer, Miranda Ewald, Katie Bauer, Emily Bauer, Ethan Bauer and Bret Long. Also, special thanks to all who helped with the juniors - Krista Luedtke, Tammy Bauer and Willis and Carla Gunst.

Holstein Association USA Board Holds Spring Meeting

Brattleboro, Vt: President Chuck Worden presided at the spring Holstein Association USA, Inc. board of directors meeting held in Windsor Locks, Ct., March 21-22. The Business Plan portion of the meeting included results of 2012 objectives and updates on 2013 objectives. The board heard reports from the Audit, Genetic Advancement, International Marketing, and Nominating committees. 2013 Business Plan Staff reported excellent progress in the member-initiated research project which focuses on the association of the unique genetics of long lived, high producing cows with functional type. Holstein Association members who are owners of qualifying elite cows will be receiving invitations to genomic test those cows for inclusion in the research. The study is being performed and funded by Holstein Association USA. Another research project focuses on feed efficiency and will provide information about the relationship of feed efficiency to body size, mobility, and other functional traits. The research is being conducted by several universities and USDA. Members of the Association’s Classification team are providing Type Evaluation Services to participating herds for this important project. The Holstein Association launched a membership drive with a goal to gain 1,000 new adult members in 2013. State Holstein associations have received details on the campaign which will award the winning states $500 in each of three divisions. Early first quarter member activity in the Holstein COMPLETE® program is solid. Enrollment totaled 277,160 cows, which is an increase of 3 percent over this time last year. Committee Reports The board of directors approved new genetic codes for polled animals as follows: • PO Observed polled • PC Tested heterozygous polled • PP Tested homozygous polled • TP Tested free of the polled condition (horned) These codes will appear on Official Holstein PedigreesTM and official performance products. The board approved a recommendation from the International Marketing Committee which requires parentage testing on 5 percent of all animals registered for export in one shipment. All testing costs will be billed to the exporter. Upcoming Meetings The next board of directors meeting will be held July 7-8, in Indianapolis, Ind. in conjunction with the Association’s 128th Annual Meeting and Convention. The fall board meeting will take place in Chicago, Ill., November 21-22, 2013.

Building on the Past&Excited for the Future! Lo-Pine Simon Theresa EX-94 3E GMD

8-06 365 29,630 3.7 1099 3.1 910 Lifetime: 211,540 3.7 7821 3.0 6352 A 12/12 Shamrock calf from this great family with six generations of VG or EX dams from Lo-Pine Farms in New York made her way to Wisconsin and calls Goers Family Dairy home! We are very excited about this silky black Shamrock heifer.

Frozenes Broker Vidalia EX-94 GMD DOM 4-09 2x 365 45,800 4.0 1835 3.2 1448 A VG-87 Aspen great-granddaughter of Vidalia is the dam of Gerrits Epic Catnip 13198, who was purchased at the recent Waupaca-Waushara Sale in March. A January calf, she is loaded with production potential as her first three dams all have records over 37,000 lbs. Epic x VG-87 Aspen x 3E-94 Durham Velma x EX-94 Broker Vidalia x 3E-92 Wanda! What more could you want? We are extremely excited about this calf and thank Country Aire Farms for consigning her.

Da-Lynn Ventura Abby GP-80 1st lactation

3-09 2x 365 30,097 3.8 939 3.3 811 While it’s always fun to buy a good calf and develop her, we still like to rely on our homebred cattle, which have been getting better and better! Abby was the first cow ever classified here and traces back to one of the original cows David & Marilyn started with in 1967. Although unfortunately lost at a young age, Abby laid a solid foundation for the future in the late 1990’s and we have a number of her descendants in the herd today, including a Just Right that scored GP-82 with a VG-85MS at 2 years, her dam that is due in September to Hvezda and headed for 30,000 in her sixth lactation, and a beautiful Monument heifer due in July to sexed Atwood. Our recent classification in March was a great day and we were very pleased with the results. The two year olds were very solid with some really nice GP daughters of Dundee, Frontrunner, Modest and Just Right. We were especially excited with Zirconia, a Drake that scored GP-83 VG-85MS and bred to Hero, and Majesta, a Jasper daughter that scored VG-85 VG-86MS. She’s due September 1st to Linjet! The rest of the herd did well too, with our first homebred Excellent, Zanzabar, being raised to EX-91 and earning her second E. Fresh in December with her fifth calf, a Shottle bull that was sold for natural service. She is currently carrying a service to Federal, the Shottle son x EX-97 Roy Frosty and is proving to be quite the brood cow with her Ito daughter scoring VG-87 EX-MS and a Roy that was GP-81 VG-85MS at 2Y, currently dry and due in May to Skybuck. We are looking forward to calving in her Razor daughter and sharp granddaughters by Ernesto and Bolivia in late 2013 and early 2014. In addition to this great family, we had 10 new Very Goods this round by sires including Talent, Matson, Lheros, Timber, Ito and Boss Iron.

Herdsman: Matthew Goers cell (715) 584-0367 e-mail:


District 7

Home of Da-Lynn-Jema Registered Holsteins

The Goers Family

3/13 RHA: 174 cows 26,967M 1057F 870P 87,000 SCC

W10248 Winkle Rd., Shawano, WI 54166 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2013-15

Gateway-Acres Gold Idella EX-92 EX-94MS 2-00 2x 365 26,700 3.7 995 3.2 847 3-07 2x 365 35,540 3.8 1351 3.1 1111 • Daughters: milking Million, GP-83 VG-87MS, and a 12/12 Sid Dam: Gateway-Acres Italy-ET VG-86 VG-MS 2-01 2x 365 26,090 4.0 1038 3.3 872 2nd Dam: Willows-Edge BC Indiana EX-91 4E DOM 8-02 2x 365 29,440 3.9 1141 3.2 949 Lifetime: 202,870 3.9 7825 3.3 6684

3rd Dam: Willows-Edge Lincoln Invoke EX-94 4E 7-07 2x 365 24,970 5.2 1308 3.6 902 4th Dam: Willows-Edge Banner Ione EX-90 2E DOM 8-11 2x 365 25,350 4.4 1119 3.4 854


della sold as Lot 1 in the Wisconsin Showcase Sale on April 8 and is now owned by Don & Holly Thompson of Plainview, MN. Congratulations and thank you to the Thompsons and contending bidder Bill & Saloah Hageman for your interest. A special thanks to Lynn Harbaugh and the crew that helped get a great photo of Idella. We’d also like to say thank you to everyone for their nice comments and interest in Idella at the sale - it’s every breeder’s dream to have a homebred cow generate so much excitement at a sale.

Gateway Acres March 2013 Classification: 7 EX, 34 VG, 26 GP BAA: 107.6%

Bob & Sherry Gates

N3931 State Rd. 49, Poy Sippi, WI 54967 Phone & Fax: (920) 987-5380 • Bob cell (920) 229-6385

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District 7

RHA: 23,862 3.8 912 3.1 739 Visitors Always Welcome

Royal Winter Fair Trip Wed., November 6 - Sun., November 10, 2013 The Young Adult Committee is looking to organize a trip open to all WHA members to the 2013 Royal Winter Fair. Join your fellow Wisconsin Holstein Association members as we head north to the Royal Winter Fair this fall! The bus would plan to leave the afternoon of Wednesday, November 6 and return back to Wisconsin on Sunday, November 10. Farm tours are being planned for Saturday, November 9 on our drive back. At this time, we are looking to gauge the interest of WHA members. If you are interested in going on the trip or would like more information, please fill out this form and fax or mail it to the WHA office at 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913. Name __________________________________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone ________________________________________ Email____________________________________________ Registration forms should be mailed to Wisconsin Holstein Association, 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913 or faxed to 608-356-6312

There will be a cost for the bus and those attending will be responsible for making their own hotel reservations once a room block has been set up.

Welcome to these New Members Adult members: Pam & Daryl Nunes, Deerfield Matthew, Diana & Timothy Ornes, Norwalk Joan Holig, Mauston Gary Finley, Walworth Justin Bloch, Athens Robert Vandoske, Cleveland Daniel Thom, Wautoma Junior members: Kennedy Ornes, Norwalk Lailah Ornes, Norwalk Anna Hinchley, Cambridge Mitchell Rogers, Mauston Kenadee Weigel, Platteville Kaelyn Weigel, Platteville Morgan DeBuhr, Lancaster Carson, Grant, Brooke & Garrett Kasbergen, Mansfield, IL Riley Hinke, Chippewa Falls, William Sampson, Green Bay Korbyn Bauman, Edgar

Royola Shottle Dorrie-ET EX-92 EX-MS DOM 2-01 2x 365 30,350 4.1 1256 3.0 923 4-02 2x 365 39,870 5.0 1999 3.1 1232 6-03 2x 274 27,101 2.9 1159 2.9 796 inc. Daughters: • Dorries Freelite VG-87 VG-MS, +2068GTPI, by Freddie • VG-86 Mac • VG-86 87-MS Million at Pete & Brenda Bricco’s • GP-83 Man-O-Man • Heifers by Siemers Toys Hero & Comestar Lauthority

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Tom & Sharie Anderson • Justin Hintz E4898 Cty. OO, Ogdensburg, WI 54962 Phone: (715) 754-5869 E-mail: RHA: 68 Cows 2x 25,835 956F 798P

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Dam: Sewards-Folly T Deanna-ET VG-88 GMD 4-04 2x 365 40,020 3.9 1575 3.0 1211 2nd Dam: Gateway-Acres Daphne-ET EX-90 2E GMD DOM 2-11 3x 365 46,040 3.7 1721 2.9 1322

That’s the Dorrie Story!


ANIMAL HEALTH RULES AND REGULATIONS/DAIRY CATTLE ALL CATTLE - Health requirements for the Wisconsin District and Championship Shows are the same as the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture’s requirements for intrastate movement of cattle. Please visit the DATCP website for the most recent rules - FairRulesAnimalHealth2013.pdf It is highly recommended that all animals shown at the District and Championship Show be vaccinated for BVD according to your Veterinarian’s recommendations. It is also highly recommended that animals be tested for Persistently Infected (PI) BVD animals. This is a once in a lifetime test to insure that the animal is not a PI or shedder animal carrying the BVD Virus. Cattle infected with ringworm, warts, or mange may not be exhibited unless the veterinarian in charge determines the ringworm lesions or warts are inactive and incapable of transmitting the disease. Any cattle found with ringworm, warts, mange or scab shall be removed from the premises of the show. Show management is responsible for maintaining records of persons who have exhibited at the show and the identification of animals shown for 2 years. Acceptable forms of animal identification for breeding animals are (1) an official metal ear tag, (2) a breed registration number, or (3) a breed registration tattoo. Ribbons and Trophies: Ribbons for the District Shows are available from the Wisconsin Holstein office. Trophies are optional for District Shows and the responsibility of each District Show host. The Championship Show ribbons will be provided by the Wisconsin Holstein Association and the Wisconsin Junior Activities Committee. Junior Ownership: Junior exhibitors shall be in competition with Open Class Cattle. To compete for junior awards the exhibitor shall not have passed his or her 21st birthday before January 1 of the year of the show. Junior leased animals must follow Holstein USA rules to be eligible for junior awards. TO COMPETE FOR JUNIOR RIBBONS AND TROPHIES, ALL JUNIOR EXHIBITORS MUST HAVE THE ANIMAL’S OWNERSHIP REGISTERED OR TRANSFERRED BY THE HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION INTO THE INDIVIDUAL NAME OF THE JUNIOR EXHIBITOR ON OR BEFORE JUNE 1st. NO JUNIOR TRANSFER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE SHOWS. a. Partnerships between two or more juniors are allowed if both members are current WI Holstein Association Junior members. No other partnership qualifies for Junior Recognition. b. Junior exhibitors must be sole leadsperson for their animals in order to receive recognition. If a junior has more than one junior owned animal in one individual class, the junior exhibitor must designate which of the animals will be led by the exhibitor. The animal led by the junior exhibitor will be the animal eligible for Junior Recognition. c. Managerial projects may be exhibited in Open Class competition. However, they are not eligible for Junior awards. d. To be considered for Junior Awards, exhibitors must identify themselves as a qualified junior member on the entry form and upon check-in to show management. e. It is the responsibility of the Junior owner to prove ownership of animal by hard copy (on the registration paper). Bred and Owned: This award is to be given at the Wisconsin Championship Show and is optional at the District Shows. An award will be given in all the female classes for the highest placing animal bred and owned by exhibitor; partnership animals are eligible for Bred & Owned award as long as original breeder(s) and owner(s) maintains part ownership. Breeder is to be determined as the owner of the dam at the time of the service; where a herd is registered in the names of different members of a family residing on one farm, and everyone is using the same prefix, all entries may be considered as Bred and Owned by Exhibitor. Junior Bred and Owned: To be eligible for Junior Bred & Owned, the name(s) listed as breeder and owner on the registration certificate must be the same. Adult-Junior partnerships are not acceptable. Junior partnership animals are eligible for Junior Bred & Owned award as long as original breeder(s) and owner(s) maintains part ownership and all partners are Wisconsin junior members. Production Awards: This award is optional at the District Show. In all cow classes, except the Jr. & Sr. 2 Year Olds, the cow with the highest 305 day milk production will be recognized. The recognition will be based solely on total pounds of milk production without regard to the milking frequency or the testing program. Records should be entered on the entry form and verified at the time of check-in with an official test sheet or an official pedigree. Best Udder: This award is optional at the District Show. At the State Championship Show a Best Udder ribbon will be awarded in all milking cow classes. The Best Udder cow in each of the milking classes will compete to select the Best Udder Cow of the Show. Dry Cow Classes: THERE WILL BE NO DRY COW CLASSES AT THE WISCONSIN CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW - OPTIONAL AT DISTRICT SHOWS. Any cow that was last fresh 280 days or more, prior to the date of the show, may be shown at the option of the exhibitor in either the Dry or Milking Cow Class. A cow milked less than 280 days must show in the Milking Class, unless she is recorded as dry on the DHI sheet. The DHI sheet must accompany animals to be shown in the Dry Cow Classes. Premier Breeder Award: The breeder winning the most points on four (4) animals, all exhibited in the single classes, shall be designated Premier Breeder. Premier Breeder form is to be filled out at time of check-in to be eligible for this award. No entry fee is required. The winner of this award need not be an exhibitor at the Show, or need not be the current owner of any of the point winning animals. In case of a tie, additional animals will be counted, one at a time, until the tie is broken. Breeder Defined: The owner of the dam at the time of service shall be considered the breeder of the animals. Where a herd is registered in the names of different members of a family, and where the herd is one unit, and everyone is using the same prefix, all entries may be considered as exhibits of one breeder. Otherwise, when animals are bred in partnership, each unique partnership is considered a unique breeder. Premier Exhibitor Award: The exhibitor winning the most points on four (4) animals, all owned and exhibited by exhibitor in the open, single classes, shall be designated the Premier Exhibitor. Premier Exhibitor form is to be filled out at time of check-in to be eligible for this award. No entry fee is required. In case of a tie, additional animals will be counted, one at a time, until the tie is broken. Exhibitor Defined: Exhibitor shall be named as the owner shown on the registration paper. In case a herd is registered or bred in the names of different members of a family, residing on one farm or breeding establishment, and where the herd is one unit, all entries may be considered as a single exhibitor for all group classes and Premier Exhibitor. However, members of one family, where cattle are not housed as one unit, will not be considered as a single exhibitor. When animals are owned in partnership, each unique partnership is considered a unique exhibitor. Premier Breeder and Exhibitor points will be awarded to the top 10 animals in each class. In classes with 10 or less animals, no more than two head per breeder or exhibitor will be counted toward premier points. If the class has more than 10 animals, then a single breeder or exhibitor may obtain points on more than two animals if the animals stand in the top 10 placings of the class.

The point system for determining Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor Awards: Milking Females: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 Junior Females: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 GENERAL RULES 1. Owners of all animals exhibited at District and Championship Show must be state association members in good standing. Renewal memberships must be paid before June 1, 2013. If renewal of membership is not paid by June 1, 2013, a $15 late fee will be added. 2. Out of state partners must also be paid members of the Wisconsin Holstein Association in order to show a partnership animal(s) at any Wisconsin Holstein Association show. Along with the $50 membership fee, there is a $50 show fee that must be paid before any animal owned by the out of state member is shown at a District or State Show. 3. All animals exhibited at the District and Championship Show must be accompanied by the registration certificate or emailed letter of registration verification sent directly from Holstein Association USA to local and District chairs; no photocopies will be accepted. All animals exhibited must be Holstein Registered or Qualified by the Holstein Association USA, Inc. or registered with the Holstein Association of Canada with 87% or greater purity. 4. Ownership shall be established by the name listed on the registration certificate; or the presentation of the certificate of registration along with a completed transfer & the appropriate fee, which will be retained by the Chairperson of the show & forwarded to the Holstein Association USA, Inc. 5. If an animal is Registered using the Tag ID system with Holstein Association USA, the animal must have a combinatio of two approved identifiers, one of which must be a Maxi or Large ID tag. The other identifier may be another ID tag (Maxi, Large, Junior or Mini-Round). A combination of one Maxi or Large with an ear tattoo or freeze brand may also be used. 6. Animals shown at the Wisconsin Holstein District Shows and the Wisconsin Championship Show are not to be shown at any other state’s District or State Show. Any animal may be shown in the District where it is owned or housed, but not in both. 7. The full entry fee must accompany any entry for District or Championship Show in order for that animal to be considered an entry; otherwise, late entry fee schedule applies. 8. Once cattle are checked into a class, there will be absolutely no switching of classes (such as 150,000 lb. to Aged Cow). Absolutely no additions or switching after the check-in deadline. 9. Substitutions with-in class by the same exhibitor may be made at check-in time; any other new entries will be considered a new or late entry and must pay the appropriate entry fees. 10. The WI Holstein Association Standard Agreement for Owners to Exhibit must be signed to be an eligible entry. Championship Show Eligibility: (Also see General Rule #1) Any exhibitor showing at their District Show is eligible to show at the Wisconsin Championship Show. The exhibitor is allowed to exhibit in the Championship Show up to the actual number shown and placed at District Show. These animals may or may not be the same as shown at the District Show. Partnerships that did not exhibit an animal in that partnership at a District Show but wish to exhibit partnership animals may show at the State Championship show as a substitution animal for one of the animals shown and placed by one of the partners at a District Show. The spirit of these rules is to encourage exhibitors to show the best animals they have at the time of their District Show and at the Championship Show. The Holstein Show Committee and the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors reserve the final and absolute right to interpret the rules and regulations of the Shows and will settle and determine all matter, questions, or differences in regard thereto or otherwise arising out of, or in connection with the Shows. In the event a question arises concerning an animal’s age, the Show Committee Chairperson may request that an individual registration certificate be checked at ringside. DISTRICT SHOWS 1. The Wisconsin Holstein Show Ring Policy is in effect at all Wisconsin District Shows. 2. Starting time for individual District Shows shall be determined by the Districts. 3. Check-in deadline for the District Show is at the option of the District. Check-in deadline will be listed in the section listing location and starting time for each District. Exhibitors should check and be aware of the checkin deadlines at their respective District Show. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to comply with the respective District Show check-in time. 4. The District Show committee will determine all fees pertaining to their show and submit these fees to the Wisconsin Holstein office for publication. 5. Optional classes for District Shows are Unfresh 2 Year Old and Dry Cow classes. 6. Production awards and Bred and Owned awards are optional at the District Show. CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW Entry Fee Schedule - $20 for heifers if made at respective District Show - $25 for milking age females if made at respective District Show - $50 per head if entry made by mail, fax or email and received in the WHA office on or before 6/28/2013 - $100 per head if entry made at Championship Show or by mail, email or fax & received after 6/28/2013 1. A representative of the Wisconsin Holstein Association will be on hand for not less than one hour after the conclusion of the last class at each District Show. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to make sure the entries are made in this time frame. 2. All cattle for the Championship Show shall be in place by 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 14 in order for the registration certificates, health papers and production records to be checked. The fairgrounds will not be open for cattle arrival before 8:00 am, Saturday, July 13. Exhibitors in violation of this rule must pay a $1000 fine to the WI Holstein Assoc. prior to the first class entering the ring at the 2013 WI Championship Show. If the fine is unpaid, the violators will be disqualified from the 2013 WI Championship Show. 3. Starting time for the Championship Show shall be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 15, with the Heifers and Junior Champion selection. The show will resume at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 16 with the Milking Cows. 4. An exhibitor meeting will be held Sunday, July 14 at a time to be announced. 5. Awards: The first and second place animal in each class will receive a plaque and will be designated All-Wisconsin and Reserve All-Wisconsin animals of their respective class. Open Show ribbons will be awarded to the 3rd-10th place exhibitors in the Heifer and Milking Cow Classes. Ribbons will be awarded to the 3rd-5th place

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exhibitors in the Group Classes. One rosette ribbon will be given for the Best Udder in each of the Milking Cow Classes. One rosette ribbon will be given to the Best Bred & Owned animal in each of the classes. JUNIOR SHOW ribbons will be awarded to the 3rd–5th exhibitors in the Heifer and Milking Cow Classes. The first and second place Junior exhibitors in each female class will be designated Junior All-Wisconsin and Reserve Junior All-Wisconsin (except Class 1). The top two Open Show and Junior Show animals in Class 1 may choose to compete in Class 2 for All-Wisconsin Awards. It is recommended that all animals in the barn have identification signs for the convenience of visitors and to enhance marketing opportunities. HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION USA, INC. SHOW RING POLICY Showing cattle is an important part of promoting, merchandising and breeding Registered Holsteins for breeders and Holstein Association USA, Inc. It is also in the best interest of Registered Holstein breeders to maintain integrity and present a positive and progressive image of themselves and their cattle in the showring. Holstein Association USA works cooperatively with the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association (PDCA), show management, exhibitors and judges to give encouragement, direction and uniformity to the National Holstein Show program. I. ETHICS: At all times, Registered Holsteins shall be treated in a humane manner and in accordance with dairy quality assurance practices so as to protect the health, safety and welfare of the livestock and the consuming public. No person shall present for exhibition or exhibit an animal which he or she knows, or has reason to suspect, is affected with or has been exposed to a dangerously contagious or infectious disease, illness or illegal or non-approved use of drugs, medication and/or prohibited substance or residue. The position of Holstein Association USA is that all animals presented for exhibition shall be in their natural conformation and structure, free of any alteration or modification caused by unethical fitting. In keeping with the basic philosophy of Holstein Association USA, ethics are an individual responsibility of the owner of each animal shown. Violations of these policies are subject to the disciplinary provisions of the Association Bylaws. Please visit the Holstein Assoc. USA website at to read their complete Show Ring Policy. WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION SHOW RING POLICY The following practices or procedures are unacceptable in the showing of registered dairy cattle: 1. criticizing or interfering with the judge, show management or other exhibitors, or other conduct detrimental to the breed or show, any unsportsmanship like conduct during the event. 2. misrepresenting the age or ownership of an animal or the number of calvings and/or stage of lactation; 3. filling an animal’s rumen unnaturally with liquid (tubing); 4. balancing the udder by any means other than by leaving naturally produced milk in any or all quarters; 5. treating the udder internally with an irritant, counter-irritant, or any other substance to temporarily improve conformation; 6. overfilling or over-bagging of udders; 7. treating the udder externally with an irritant, counterirritant, or any other substance to temporarily improve conformation (allowable practices/substances include sealing and setting teats, but not shrinking/ shortening of teats); 8. treating the animal, particularly the udder, internally or externally, with a an irritant or counter-irritant, or other substance to artificially improve the conformation (this is to include any external pressure applied to the udder crease to artificially enhance it, i.e. roping) icing of the udder will be allowed ONLY when the ice is placed in a plastic bag (such as a zip-lock bag), ice MAY NOT be placed in any other foreign objects; 9. administering epidural anesthesia (blocking tails) and/or applying any irritant either externally or internally to the perineal (rectum and vagina) area; 10. inserting foreign material/articles under the skin, into the topline or on the feet (Administration of acceptable medications is permitted.); 11. performing surgery of any kind to change the natural contour of appearance of the animal’s body, hide or hair. Not included is the removal of warts, teats and horns, clipping and dressing of hair and trimming of hooves; 12. draining fluid from hocks unless authorized by a veterinarian at the show; 13. Excessive manipulation of hair and/or the use of any hair not naturally attached to the animal or the use of any substance or material which is intended to resemble or imitate hair; 14. mistreatment of animals; 15. any unsportsmanlike conduct during the event. MONITORING PROCEDURES 1. The Ethics Committee, as defined below, shall have the authority to inspect all animals to determine if violations of Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy have occurred. To help in this regard, the Ethics Committee has the authority to perform and review results of the following: a. An ultrasound examination of the udder of selected animals immediately upon completion of each respective milking class competition. It shall be the exhibitor’s responsibility to deliver selected cow to the designated testing area. Following said testing, the ultrasound official shall submit a report to the show chairman if any violations have occurred. If an animal fails to show up for ultrasounding with a full udder at the Midwest National Spring Show &/or the WI Championship Show, show placings will be revoked and reported to Holstein USA and Holstein World. b. a milk out of any individual cow and/or c. the collection and testing of any of the animal’s body fluids and/or d. the use of any other technology that may be useful in determining if a violation in any animal based on placement, random selection, or suspect characteristics. e. the Ethics Committee or Show Chairman may, at any time, require the delivery to them of any hair samples or hypodermic syringe, needle, or other device, swabs, cloths, or other material, or samples or any medicine, preparation, or substance, whether in liquid or other form, in the possession or control of exhibitor, fitters, agents or person acting on behalf of the exhibitor for laboratory analysis. ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES 1. The Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors shall appoint an Ethics Committee to monitor violations at all state sponsored shows. The Ethics Committee shall consist of two WHA Board members and one non-board member; this committee will be anonymous. 2. Complaints of alleged violations must be to the Show Chairman of respective show immediately. 3. If it is suspected that a violation will occur if an animal is shown the exhibitor will be informed by the Show Chairman that the showing of that animal may result in a violation of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy. If the exhibitor decides not to show that animal, no violation will have occurred. 4. All complaints of alleged violations (as is designated in Enforcement Procedure point #2) received by the Show

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Chairman must be to the Wisconsin Holstein Association for review by the Ethics Committee within five (5) days of receiving notice of alleged violations, with the Ethics Committee to make a decision on the violations within ten (10) days of receiving such notice. 5. The Wisconsin Holstein Association Director of Operations will notify the accused exhibitor immediately of the Ethics Committee decision that a violation has occurred and all the supportive evidence will be shared with the exhibitor. Within thirty (30) days Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Committee shall review the findings from the Ethics committee and make a recommendation to the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors of the disciplinary action. The exhibitor will be able to participate in the Show Committee meeting. The Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors shall meet on the same day to review the findings from the Ethics Committee, recommendations from the Show Committee and hear any presentation the exhibitor wishes to present. 6. The accused exhibitor must notify Wisconsin Holstein Association within seven (7) days of receiving the violation notice of their intent to participate in the Show Committee meeting and/or the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors meeting, which is set for reviewing the evidence of the alleged violation(s) and the disciplinary action to be taken. 7. If the alleged violator is found in violation of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy, the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors, at its discretion may pass onto the violator(s) its costs associated with the violations, enforcement and review of violation(s). Cost associated with the review and/or appeals process must be paid in full; if this assessment is not paid in full the violator(s) will not be in “good standing” with the Wisconsin Holstein Association and will therefore be denied any and all membership benefits of the association (voting, showing, etc.). 8. Wisconsin Holstein Association Board of Directors and/or the Show Committee may consider previous violations by an exhibitor in their decision of disciplinary action. (see * under Violations Penalties) 9. An animal found in violation of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy will receive no premium monies or awards or placing(s). 10. Under the Rules of the Show, the exhibitor agrees to accept as final and abide by the decision of the WI Holstein Board of Directors. If the appeal of the exhibitor results in a modification of the position of the WI Holstein Board of Directors, the exhibitor will be notified of the change in writing at such time. 11. During this entire process the Directors of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Board, the Ethics Committee, the Show Committee, its staff and members will not be obligated to maintain confidentiality. Violations Penalties (Penalties for violations at the Wisconsin Holstein Association sponsored shows.) 1. 1st Offense – a minimum of one year probation to a maximum of one year suspension for the animal(s), owner(s), and/or fitter(s) or their representatives either individually and/or a combination thereof from all Wisconsin Holstein Association state sponsored shows. 2. 2nd Offense – minimum one year suspension to a maximum of three years suspension for the animal(s), owner(s), and/or fitter(s) or their representatives either individually and/or combination there of from all Wisconsin Holstein Association state sponsored shows. 3. 3rd Offense – minimum of five years suspension to a maximum of barred for life for the animal(s), owner(s), and/or fitter(s) or their representatives either individually and/or combination there of from all Wisconsin Holstein Association state sponsored shows. *Violations prior to 1/1/2004 shall not apply; any violations after 1/1/2004 shall be cumulative.


1. Spring Heifer Calf, Exhibitor 10 & Under - born after February 28, 2013. This class is limited to juniors 10 years of age and younger as of January 1 of the year of the show. Calves in Class 1 must be under control of the 10 & Under Exhibitor (the exhibitor must be the sole person on the halter). 1st & 2nd open animals and 1st & 2nd Junior animals in this class may compete in Class 2 for All-WI & Junior All-WI honors and may return for Junior Champion honors. 2. Spring Heifer Calf - born after February 28, 2013 (Open to exhibitors of any age) 3. Winter Heifer Calf - born December 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013 4. Fall Heifer Calf - born September 1 - November 30, 2012 5. Summer Yearling Heifer - born June 1 - August 31, 2012 6. Spring Yearling Heifer - born March 1 - May 31, 2012 7. Winter Yearling Heifer - born December 1, 2011 - February 29, 2012 8. Fall Yearling Heifer - born September 1 - November 30, 2011 9. Junior & Reserve Junior Champion (Junior Show) 10. Junior & Reserve Junior Champion (Open Show) 11. Junior Best Three - fall yearlings & under. (Animals must be shown in their individual classes. All must be bred by the exhibitor & at least 1 owned, solely or in partnership, by exhibitor. Limited to 1 entry per exhibitor) 12. Junior Two Year Old Cow – born after March 1, 2011 13. Senior Two Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2010 - February 28, 2011 14. Junior Three Year Old Cow - born March 1 - August 31, 2010 15. Senior Three Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2009 - February 28, 2010 16. Intermediate Champion Female (Open Show) (Optional at District) 17. Four Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2009 18. Five Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2008 19. Six Year Old and Older Cow - born before September 1, 2007 20. 150,000 lb. Cow Class (Must bring proof of production to check-in; cows may only be switched from another milking cow class to the 150,000 lb. class with additional paid entry fee) 21. Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show 22. Senior & Reserve Senior Champion Female (Junior Show) 23. Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Female (Junior Show) 24. Senior & Reserve Senior Champion Female (Open Show) 25. Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Female (Open Show) 26. Best Udder of Show 27. Champion Bred & Owned of the Show 28. Best Three Females (Made up of 3 cows having at least 1 calf, all bred by the exhibitor with at least 1 owned by exhibitor. Each exhibitor is limited to 1 entry) 29. Produce of Dam (2 animals, any age, & the progeny of 1 cow; dam must be named) 30. Dam & Offspring (dam and one offspring, any age) 31. Premier Breeder 32. Premier Exhibitor

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

Parent or Guardian of Junior Member - Signature: _________________________________________

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

Date: _____________________ Date: _____________________

Junior Member Signature: _________________________________________________________

Junior Member Name: (please Print) ____________________________________________

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

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

**A signed & dated Standard Agreement for Owners to Exhibit at Wisconsin Holstein Association Sponsored Show must accompany this entry blank.

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

District Exhibiting In:

*Must be signed and dated for entry to be eligible


Premise ID #:

Entry Fee Schedule for Championship Show: $20 for heifers and $25 for milking age females entered at the respective District Show. $50 per head if entry made by mail, fax or email & received in the WHA office on or before 6/28/2013 $100 per head if entry made at Championship show or by mail, fax or email & received after 6/28/2013

Full Address:



Name of Exhibitor/Owner



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

America; and 2. no owner of the entered animal, whether direct or indirect, is currently barred from showing any other animal at any future dairy show in North America; and 3. that he/she will not knowingly employ any fitters or agents to represent him/her or his/her animal(s) that may be barred from any dairy show in North America.

CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2013 - July 15 & 16, Lancaster

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

Junior Member Agreement

Complete the entry blank (make sure the Show Agreement is signed) and mail, along with correct entry fees, to the designated person of your District Show. Please see the District Show information in the MAY News starting on page 24 for the correct fees and entry info.


Must be signed and accompany a WI Holstein Show Entry Form I agree I am personally responsible for the care, welfare, and condition of my animals during the period of the Show. I acknowledge that I am responsible for my own actions and failures to act and for the actions and failure to act of all of my employees and anyone else who assists me with the fitting, care, and show preparation of my animals. I promise that I will abide by the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Rules and the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy and Enforcement Procedures for dairy cattle, and any other show rules and regulations. I will also ensure that all of my employees, agents, contractors and others who assist me with the fitting, care, and show preparation of the animals comply with the same requirements. I understand that a failure to adhere to such requirements could result in disciplinary measures including possible suspension or ban of me, my employees and helpers, the animal(s), the owner and/or the exhibitor of the animal(s) from the Show and future Shows and the public reporting of disciplinary action, including to any association registering purebred livestock. I release and agree to hold the Show, the Show organizers and its officials, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, and volunteers (collectively the “Show organizers”) harmless from any action taken under this agreement, the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Rules and the Wisconsin Holstein Association Show Ring Policy and Enforcement Procedures and any other Show rules and regulations, and release the Show organizers from and against any injury, damage or loss suffered during or in connection with the Show, whether or not such injury, damage or loss resulted from or was contributed to, directly or indirectly, by the acts or omissions of the Show organizers. The undersigned further certifies that: 1. any animal entered is not currently barred from showing at any future dairy show in North

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

2013 Wisconsin Holstein Shows Entry Form

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Dam: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Please check if applicable: Owner (as appears on Registration paper): ______________________________________________ ❏ Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Owned ❏ Junior Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Leased

Sire: ________________________________________________________

Protein _______

Date of Birth ________________ Reg. # ___________________

Production Record of Animal 305 days or less: No. of Days: _____ Age ______ Milk ___________ Fat _______

Class # _______ Animal’s Name _____________________________________________________________________

Dam: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Please check if applicable: Owner (as appears on Registration paper): ______________________________________________ ❏ Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Owned ❏ Junior Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Leased

Sire: ________________________________________________________

Protein _______

Date of Birth ________________ Reg. # ___________________

Production Record of Animal 305 days or less: No. of Days: _____ Age ______ Milk ___________ Fat _______

Class # _______ Animal’s Name _____________________________________________________________________

Dam: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Please check if applicable: Owner (as appears on Registration paper): ______________________________________________ ❏ Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Owned ❏ Junior Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Leased

Sire: ________________________________________________________

Protein _______

Date of Birth ________________ Reg. # ___________________

Production Record of Animal 305 days or less: No. of Days: _____ Age ______ Milk ___________ Fat _______

Class # _______ Animal’s Name _____________________________________________________________________

Dam: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Please check if applicable: Owner (as appears on Registration paper): ______________________________________________ ❏ Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Owned ❏ Junior Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Leased

Sire: ________________________________________________________

Protein _______

Date of Birth ________________ Reg. # ___________________

Production Record of Animal 305 days or less: No. of Days: _____ Age ______ Milk ___________ Fat _______

Class # _______ Animal’s Name _____________________________________________________________________

Dam: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Please check if applicable: Owner (as appears on Registration paper): ______________________________________________ ❏ Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Owned ❏ Junior Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Leased

Sire: ________________________________________________________

Protein _______

Date of Birth ________________ Reg. # ___________________

Production Record of Animal 305 days or less: No. of Days: _____ Age ______ Milk ___________ Fat _______

Class # _______ Animal’s Name _____________________________________________________________________

Dam: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Please check if applicable: Owner (as appears on Registration paper): ______________________________________________ ❏ Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Owned ❏ Junior Bred & Owned ❏ Junior Leased

Sire: ________________________________________________________

Protein _______

Date of Birth ________________ Reg. # ___________________

Production Record of Animal 305 days or less: No. of Days: _____ Age ______ Milk ___________ Fat _______

Class # _______ Animal’s Name _____________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS ______________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP _____________________________________________ COUNTY _________________________

FARM NAME __________________________________________________ EXHIBITOR’S NAME _____________________________________________________________________________

WHA Online Show Entry System Available for 2013 Shows The Wisconsin Holstein Association is pleased to announce our online show entry system for the upcoming 2013 District Show season. The online entry process will allow you to enter animals for your individual District Show in a quick and easy fashion. The system will mirror the information you fill out on the paper entry form found in the News. The paper entries will still be accepted, however we hope our new online system is the route you choose to make the process easier for everyone involved! We are excited to make your summer show season even smoother with our online system at Watch the website the week of May 13 for the system to go live and you can enter your animals at any time. The entry system will not only have the entry form but also include a step-by-step user instruction guide, all district show information and support contact information… all at your finger tips! TM

Here’s what to expect in the system: 1. Contact Information This is the area you should enter each unique owner/partnership as it appears on your registration papers. You may enter multiple animals for the show but you MUST enter each unique owner/partnership as its own contact in the contact section. This information is key so that all information is listed correctly for check-in at the show, printed in the show book and results posted after the show are accurate. 2. Choose your District Show From a drop down list, you will be able to choose your district show. You will only be able to enter for one district show at a time. All district shows will be listed except for District 6 that has opted not to use the online entry system this year. 3. Enter your animal’s registration number Simply enter your Holstein’s registration number and her information will automatically populate the rest of the fields. For animals with a pending registration or a registration number outside of the United States, you will still be able to manually enter her information into the system. It will tell you if the registration number was not recognized. Pending animal transfer information will have to be taken care of at the show during check-in. Please proceed even if the owner information may change. Also, ensure that you have the appropriate contact information listed above in the contact information section as well. 4. Breeder and Production Information The breeder and production information for each animal will need to be entered manually. The breeder information must be filled out and make sure to note if this is a Junior Bred & Owned or a Bred & Owned animal based on our WHA breeder rules. This will be verified at check-in at each District Show like usual. Cows you wish to have entered for production recognition should be filled out, however proof of record (official papers) will still be required during the check-in process at the show. 5. Class Entry The class will automatically populate based on the age of the animal you signed up. As we write this, we are currently working though the specialty classes and how to handle them. These classes will likely require you to choose them from a drop down list. 6. Entering Additional Animals If you have additional animals to enter, simply choose “Add Another Animal”. You will go through the same process as above when entering another animal for the show. You may enter as many animals as needed and then proceed to checkout when complete.

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The University of


STUDENT PROFILE Name: Andrew Zwald Hometown: Hammond, WI High School: St. Croix Central High School Class Size: 80 Farm: Bomaz Farms Major: Dairy Science Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? I attended UW to experience a Big Ten school with a larger atmosphere while still having a small college feel in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. I also chose to attend UW-Madison because it has the best dairy science program in the country! What has been your most memorable college experience? I am very active in many organizations on campus, this has been where I made all of my close friends, great memories and awesome connections. I am a member of Alpha Gamma Rho, Badger Crops Club, Badger Dairy Club and Collegiate Farm Bureau. In each I have had numerous leadership roles and has really helped me develop as a student. What has been your favorite course? Radio Speaking with Larry Meiller was a blast making an outdoor themed radio show with two good friends. It was a great public relations experience as well. I have taken many Dairy Science classes which I all enjoy because of my passion for the dairy industry. What are your future career goals? Through the numerous internships I have had through my time at UW-Madison I really found a passion for communications and marketing. This summer I will begin a career with Mycogen Seeds in a Sales position.

7. Checkout Process The checkout process will list all animals you have entered for the show and populate the costs you owe based on early or late entry fees for each District Show. You will also be required to electronically sign off on the Standard Agreement for Owners and Junior Holstein Agreement Form before you can proceed to the final payment screen. Please make sure you review the rules and regulations before signing off on these. All entries will require a credit card in order to be processed. A receipt of your entry will populate and we recommend that you PRINT the receipt and bring with you to the show in case there are any questions as it pertains to your entry.

UW-Madison Dept. of Dairy Science

You will now be signed up for the show! As mentioned, you may still send paper entries to your local district contact, however the online entry process should make entries easier for you as well as the district chairs. The Wisconsin Holstein office will still be taking Wisconsin Championship Show entries at your District Show for an hour after the completion of the show. We hope this functionality will be available in 2014!

1675 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706 Ph. 608-263-3308 Fax 608-263-9412 Contact: Beth Heinze

Inquiry Lives Here

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2013 WHA District Show Information For those Districts having Unfresh 2-Year-Old and Dry Cow classes, please use the following class numbers on your entry form: Class 33 - Unfresh 2 Year Olds Class 34 - Dry 3 & 4 Year Olds Class 35 - Dry 5 Year Old & Older District 1

Date: June 17 Polk Co. Fairgrounds, St. Croix Falls Entries Due: June 7 Entry Fee: $15 (after June 7 - $25) Mail Entries to: Cattle Connection, c/o Sandy Morris, PO Box 6400, Amery, WI 54001 Checks Payable to: Polk County Holsteins District Chair: Bonnie Van Dyk, (715) 220-6612 Local Chair: Rick Dado, (715) 268-5175 & Kerri Melin Swenson Check-In Deadline: 7:00 a.m., Monday, June 17 Starting Time: 9:00 a.m. Judge: Larry Tande Veterinarian: Dr. Jeff Bohn, (715) 268-6226 Grounds Open: 9:00 a.m., Saturday, June 15 Showmanship: Sunday, June 16, 6:00 p.m. No dry cow classes. No bedding or feed available. Sarah Damrow from Agri-Graphics will be taking pictures at the show. Hotels: Holiday Inn Express (715-483-5775), Dalles House (715-483-1047)

District 2

Date: June 24 LaCrosse County Fairgrounds, West Salem Entries Due: June 1 Entry Fee: $10 (after June 1 - $25) Mail Entries to: Jody Hoyer, N4931 Moos Rd, West Salem, WI 54669 Checks Payable to: LaCrosse County Holstein Breeders District Chair: Paul Trapp, (608) 525-2901 Local Chair: Jody Hoyer, (608) 317-2299 Check-In Deadline: 8:00 a.m., Monday, June 24 Starting Time: 10:00 a.m. Judge: Kelli Cull Veterinarian: West Salem Vet Clinic, (608) 786-0230 Grounds Open: 7:00 a.m., Sunday, June 23 Showmanship: Monday, June 24, 9:00 a.m. No unfresh 2 year olds or dry cows. No hay or straw available.

District 3

Date: June 21 Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster Entries Due: June 5 Entry Fee: $10 (after June 5 - $25) Mail Entries to: Bill Calvert, 6038 County J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Checks Payable to: Lafayette County Holstein Breeders District Chair: Angela Brown, (608) 935-3814 Local Chair: Bill Calvert, (608) 732-2080 Check-In Deadline: 8:00 a.m., Friday, June 21 Starting Time: 9:00 a.m. Judge: Norm Nabholz Veterinarian: Lancaster Vet Clinic, (608) 723-6366 Grounds Open: 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 19 Showmanship: Thursday, June 20, 6:00 p.m.

District 4

Date: June 15 Wood County Fairgrounds, Marshfield Entries Due: May 31 Entry Fee: $15 (after May 31 - $50) Mail Entries to: Lee Slattery, 4514 County Line Rd., Rudolph, WI 54475 Checks Payable to: Wood Area Holstein Breeders District Chair: Scott Pralle, (715) 334-3434 Local Chair: Karen Vanderwerff, (715) 238-7701 Check-In Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 14 Starting Time: 9:00 a.m. Judge: Lynn Harbaugh Veterinarian: Matt Dorshorst, (715) 340-7271 Grounds Open: 6:00 a.m., Friday, June 14 Showmanship: Friday, June 14, 7:00 p.m. 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2013

District 5

Date: June 20 Marquette County Fairgrounds, Westfield Entries Due: June 1 Entry Fee: $15 (after June 1 - $25) Mail Entries to: Greg Hockerman, W7038 Co M, Westfield, WI 53964 Checks Payable to: Adams/Marquette Holstein Association District Chair: Chris Davis, (608) 254-8102 Local Chair: Greg Hockerman (608) 296-4662 Check-In Deadline: 7:00 a.m., Thursday, June 20 Starting Time: 10:00 a.m. Judge: Ryan Weigel Veterinarian: Sand Country Vet Clinic (608) 296-2333 Grounds Open: 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 19 (bed down after noon on Tuesday, June 18) Showmanship: Thursday, June 20, 8:30 a.m.

District 6

Date: June 18 Stoughton Fairgrounds, Stoughton Entries Due: June 1 Entry Fee: $15 (after June 1 - $60) Mail Entries to: David & Candi Sarbacker, 870 County Rd A, Edgerton, WI 53534 Checks Payable to: Dane County Holstein Breeders District Chair: Chris McCullough, (608) 214-9742 Local Chair: David & Candi Sarbacker, (608) 873-3867 Check-In Deadline: 7:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 18 Starting Time: 9:00 a.m. Judge: Roger Turner Associate Judge: Tony Brey Veterinarian: Whitewater Vet Clinic, (262) 473-2930 Grounds Open: 8:00 a.m., Monday, June 17 (bed down only on Sunday, June 16 after 8:00 a.m.) Showmanship: Monday, June 17, 6:00 p.m. Exhibitor meeting, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. Classes offered at this show in addition to standard classes: Futurity (following Senior 2 Year Olds), Dry 3 & 4 and Dry 5 & older

District 7

Date: June 19 Seymour Fairgrounds, Seymour Entries Due: June 1 Entry Fee: $15 (after June 1 - $25) Mail Entries to: John Vosters, N3569 Vanden Bosch Road, Freedom, WI 54130 Checks Payable to: Outagamie County Holstein Breeders District Chair: Craig Krohlow, (920) 833-7507 Local Chair: John Vosters, (920) 759-4642 & Toby Paltzer Check-In Deadline: 7:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 19 Starting Time: 9:00 a.m. Judge: Chris McCullough Veterinarian: Valley Vet Clinic, (920) 833-6833 Grounds Open: 8:00 a.m., Monday, June 17 Showmanship: 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 19

District 8

Date: June 26 Washington County Fairgrounds, West Bend Entries Due: June 1 Entry fee: $10 (after June 1-$20) Mail Entries to: UW-Extension-Washington County, 333 E. Washington St., West Bend, WI 53095 Checks Payable to: Washington County Holstein Breeders District Chair: Mandy Sell, (920) 253-8773 Local Chair: Dwight Mayer, (262) 644-5668 Check-In Deadline: 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 26 Starting Time: 10:00 a.m. Judge: Mike Duckett Veterinarian: Kettle Hills Vet Clinic, (262) 670-1620 Grounds Open: 8:00 a.m., Monday, June 24 Showmanship: Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 p.m. No straw or feed available. Food available on grounds Tuesday & Wednesday.

District 10

Date: June 14 Calumet County Fairgrounds, Chilton Entries Due: May 24 Entry Fee: $12 (after May 24 - $25) Mail Entries to: UW-Extension Office, c/o Connie Leonhard, 206 Court St., Chilton, WI 53014 Checks Payable to: Calumet County Holstein Breeders District Chair: Sara Feldman, (920) 980-9704 Local Chair: Ashley Brantmeier, (920) 989-1019 Check-In Deadline: 7:00 a.m., Friday, June 14 Starting Time: 9:00 a.m. Judge: Molly Sloan Veterinarian: Calumet County Veterinary Service, (920) 849-2741 Grounds Open: 6:00 a.m., Thursday, June 13, (Wed, June 12, 12:00 p.m. for bed down only) Showmanship: Thursday, June 13, 6:00 p.m. No bedding available. Must provide e-mail address on entry form to receive exhibitor letter. Photographer will be available show day. Lunch stand available show day.

Wisconsin Championship Show Hotel Information Lancaster, WI

July 13-16

There are a limited number of rooms at the hotel in Lancaster, so room blocks have been set up in Platteville - 20 minutes from the fairgrounds.

Country Inn & Suites 630 S. Water St., Platteville, WI 53818 608-348-7373, room block under “WI Holstein Show” King bed - $134/night; 2 queen beds - $130/night Super 8 100 Hwy 80-81 S, Platteville, WI 53818 608-348-8800, room block under “WI Holstein Show” available until June 13 Rates starting at $70.20 Other area motels: Comfort Plus Motel 645 12th St, Fennimore, WI 53809 608-822-7587 Fenmore Hills Motel 5814 US Hwy. 18, Fennimore, WI 53809 608-822-3281 There is also plenty of space on the fairgrounds for campers, no permits required.

World Dairy Expo Implementing New Cattle Identification in 2013

World Dairy Expo is introducing changes to their dairy cattle health check-in process. In an effort to strengthen the event biosecurity and in accordance with the new USDA Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule, exhibitors bringing cattle to World Dairy Expo will need to have an accepted World Dairy Expo-defined ID tag in the animal’s ear upon entering the grounds. Within this rule change, registration numbers and breed tattoos will no longer be official identification for interstate transport. At the March 4, 2013 WDE Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Committee meeting it was approved to require all cattle, including those from Wisconsin, to meet the same World Dairy Expo health check-in identification standard. The following ID tags will be accepted by World Dairy Expo for health check-in starting in 2013: • A Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) tag – 15 digit number starting with 124 • A USDA 840 Animal Identification Number (AIN) RFID Tag – 15 digit number starting with 840 • A USDA 840 Animal Identification Number (AIN) Visual Tag – 15 digit number starting with 840 • *A manufacturer coded tamper evident RFID tag – 15 digit number starting with 900 or greater NOTE: Manufacturer coded RFID tags will be discontinued as official ID by USDA starting in 2015. It is recommended that U.S. exhibitors with cattle that do not have one of the above 15 digit number accepted ID tags visit with an approved 840 AIN tag distributor to secure 840 AIN RFID tags. All breed associations can provide exhibitors with these 840 AIN ID tags. Dairy cattle exhibitors are encouraged to visit the Dairy Cattle Show page at for complete details and to view a color 2013 WDE Identification Method graphic flyer. Exhibitors may also call the WDE office at 608-224-6455 for further information.

Wisconsin-Bred Bulls Into A.I. ABS Global

★ Rosylane-LLC Judd *TL TV TY sired by Berryridge Jeeves Jives-ET; dam is Rosylane-RMH Planet 4366-ET. Bred by Rosylane Holsteins LLC, Watertown. ★ Rosylane-LLC Fiesta *TL TV TY sired by Badger-Bluff Fanny Freddie; dam is Rosylane-LLC Planet 4462. Bred by Rosylane Holsteins LLC, Watertown. ★ Mr Gold-N-Oaks Polo *TL TV TY sired by Flevo Genetics Snowman-ET; dam is Ms GoldNOaks Pasadeena-ET, classified GP-84 DOM. Bred by John Swenson, Barneveld. ★ Matcrest Shamrock Guy-ET *TL TV TY sired by LadyManor Pl Shamrock-ET; dam is Schillview M-O-M GenallyET, classified VG-86 DOM. Bred by Johnson Holsteins LLC, Baldwin. ★ Croix-Line Stern-ET *TL TV TY sired by Currajugle Gonzo; dam is Croix-Line Wizard Sprinkle, classified EX-93 2E DOM. Bred by Pioneer Dairy Farm Inc., New Richmond. ★ Honeycrest Elvis Maybe-ET *TL TV TY sired by StoneRail AltaElvis-ET; dam is Bosside Massey Mabel-ET, classified VG-85. Bred by Honeycrest Farms Inc., Spring Valley. ★ Kellercrest Dobr Limited-ET *TL TV TY sired by Coppertop Doberman-ET; dam is Kellercrest Toystory Lady, classified VG-87 DOM. Bred by Kellercrest Registered Holsteins, Mount Horeb. ★ Mr Hornland Garret Rage-ET *TL TV TY sired by Schillview Garrett-ET; dam is Beyercrest Ramos Razz-ET, classified VG-87 DOM. Bred by Ken Horn, Loyal. ★ Tag-Lane Amigo-ET *TL TV TY sired by RMW Armitage; dam is Tag-Lane 7332 Planet 6407. Bred by Kevin Griswold, Ixonia. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2013-25

Karl Burgi Speaks on Hoof Care at the 2013 Spring Barn Meetings by Nicole Smith Since the launch of his first hoof trimming business in 1989, Karl hoof disease and can be seen in high levels if there is improper hygiene, Burgi has been working all over the world to share his expertise on low hoof angles, purchased animals, young or springing heifers with hoof care and management. Karl has extensive experience in hoof DD, and improper footbath protocol. Karl says the best treatment is trimming, co-founded the hoof early diagnosis and cleaning the area carefully with 2-4 applications trimming school Dairyland Hoof of antibiotics at less than 20 ml per cow and applying a light bandage Care Institute Inc., designed an for 24 hours. upright hoof trimming chute with Hoof trimming is an important and ever changing field in the Accu-trim Leg Restraint System, and dairy industry. “I have been in this business for 23 years and I am founded Sure Step Consulting learning new things every day,” said Karl. Whether you trim your own International LLC that works to or hire a professional, Karl’s advice can help all dairymen improve reduce and prevent lameness. At the the overall hoof health of our cattle. 2013 Spring Barn Meetings, Karl spoke about his experiences and gave Thank you to our host farms! hoof trimming demonstrations. Functional hoof trimming is one Four Hands of the important ideas Karl covered Holsteins, in his demonstrations. Having a Amery knowledge of the claw anatomy is foundational to knowing what is best for optimum movement of the cow. “It’s not about how much we take off in hoof trimming, it’s if we are doing the right thing.” Karl believes that a lot of cows are over trimmed, causing an imbalance in the weight distribution on the hoof. If you take off too much, hoof trimming can become a risk factor. If the sole gives when you are done trimming, you are too thin, says Karl. “Sometimes more is less.” Ninety percent of all hoof problems occur on the rear hooves, and most occur on the outside claw. The inside claw causes fewer problems, but many Synergy people over trim because they Dairy, think they have to do something Pulaski with it. Karl says it is ok to leave it as is. The outside claw is most often thicker than the inside claw causing an imbalance in weight distribution. Karl likens the claw to a three legged stool, with one leg on the inside, one on the outside, and one on the heel. All three points need to be equally balanced, and if you take one of these points away through over trimming, it causes problems in the future. Karl stresses preventative treatment. He recommends assessing and trimming sand and stanchion barn cows two times per year with dry cows trimmed at 125 days postpartum, and trimming mattress barn cows three times per year with dry cows trimmed at 80 and 180 days postpartum. “The more we can prevent, the better off we are,” Sylvan-T Farms, Burgi states. Richland Center Preventative measures are extremely important in springing heifers. Karl recommends assessing and trimming all springing heifers 3-8 weeks pre-calving and 130 days postpartum. This will result in higher milk yield, improvement in feet and leg scores, reduction in digital dermatitis (hairy warts), lower lameness throughout the productive life, and reduction in cork screw claws. One tool in prevention is having an effective footbath. For Karl, the ideal footbath is 10-12 feet long and 20 inches wide with 36 inch sides, 12 inch entrance and exit curb, and 6 foot sidewalls. Having sidewalls creates a tunnel effect and the cows are more eager to go through. This also helps keep the disinfecting solution clean and more effective because cows will not linger in the footbath. Sole ulcers and white line lesions are commonly found in cows Krull Farms, with improper hoof care, and Karl demonstrated the treatments he Lake Mills most commonly uses. For both sole ulcers and white line lesions, resting the heel, removing all of the loose horn, making sure you have thin margins around the surrounding lesion, and applying a block is the best treatment. For sole ulcers, you also have to make sure to avoid damaging the corium. Digital Dermatitis, or hairy warts, are another common 26–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2013

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2013 Wisconsin Top Performer Application Form Name of animal: ______________________________________ Reg. # _____________________ Owner: _____________________________________________________ Address:_____________________________________________________ Telephone _________________________________ E-mail _________________________________ Final Score ______________ Age at Classification ______________ BAA of Animal ____________ Lactation Number When Classified ____________

Months in Milk when Classified ___________

305 Day (or less) Record ___________________________________________________________________________________ Age Days Milk # BF% BF# True P% True P#

__________ X 20 or 25* + __________ + __________= __________ BAA #Fat #Protein Ranking Points Contest Rules: 1.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Production records completed from January 1 to December 31, 2012. Limit of 5 applications per age division and postmarked by Friday, January 10, 2014. All production records should be 305 days or less. Cow must be classified at least GP if a 2 year old or VG if 3 year old or older. Classification should be from the lactation being submitted for award. You may also submit a pedigree for classification verification if needed. For permanently scored cows, the permanent score will be used. Cows must be housed in Wisconsin for the entire lactation to receive recognition. This contest is for Wisconsin Holstein Association members. All records will be entered on a TRUE PROTEIN BASIS. *2 & 3 year olds use 20 for the multiplier; all older animals use 25 as the multiplier to obtain ranking points.

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A copy of the Official Test Sheet for the lactation being considered. A copy of the registration paper as proof of registration and ownership. A copy of the official BAA print out of traits provided after classification on farm or received in mail.

Send entries to: WI Holstein Assn., 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 or fax 608-356-6312 or email 28–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2013


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

OWNER’S NAME __________________________________________________________________________ FARM NAME ______________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS ________________________________________________________________________________ COUNTY ____________________________ TELEPHONE # _____________________________________ E-MAIL _____________________________ WEBSITE __________________________________________ DIRECTIONS (Give a short set of directions from nearest main state road or highway) __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ HERD SIZE ________

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SALE REPORTS Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale March 16

The 27th Waupaca-Waushara Show Opportunity Sale held on Saturday, March 16, averaged $1,847 on 47 lots. The high seller at $3,900 was Sandy-Valley Gypsy Rose-ET, a September 2012 Numero Uno with a +2203 GTPI out of Schillview Planet Gobea-ET (VG-87 GTPI +2006). Consigned by Sandy-Valley Farms, she was purchased by Luke Erb. Commanding a bid of $3,650 was Fustead Mogul Lilly-ET, a May Mogul heifer carrying a GTPI of +2209. Consigned by Brian and Wendy Fust, Wausau, she was the second-high seller of the sale. Rounding out the top three was a consignment from Jeff Rugg, Stevens Point, bringing $3,400. Rugg-Doc Armtg Christine-ET, is a March Armitage daughter with a +2034 GTPI. The heifer is out of Ralma Mac Candid (EX-91 91-MS), then Ralma Christmas Cookie (VG-89), then back into the Juror Faiths. Jacob Sattler, Poy Sippi, was the recipient of the $1,000 Calf Project Scholarship from the Waupaca-Waushara Holstein Association. He used that scholarship to purchase a calf in the sale, Ms Bremer Gabor JuneET, a June heifer consigned by Bremer Holsteins, Sheldon. A semen auction prior to the sale netted over $2,000 to benefit the Waupaca/Waushara Junior Holstein Association.

Pictured with two of the top two sellers are, from left: Danae Bauer, consignor of the top seller; Katie Bauer holding Sandy-Valley Gypsy Rose-ET; Luke Erb, buyer of Gypsy Rose; Sale Chairman Tom Anderson holding lot 5 - Rugg-Doc Armtg Christine-ET, second high seller. In the box are Jim Hoskens, pedigree reader and Darrell Worden, auctioneer.

Quest for Success - March 22

By all accounts, the Quest for Success sale held on March 22, 2013 would have to be labeled successful! A huge crowd was on hand at BellaView Holsteins, Marion, Wis., and was very appreciative of the fantastic line-up put together by Lynn Harbaugh and Chad Ryan. It may have been a chilly, brisk day, but the bidding heated up and continued throughout the day as 109 lots sold for an average of $9,017. From the many show prospects, both in black & white and red & white, to the select group of young cows to the several elite genomic heifers, the line-up was impeccable and offered something for everyone! Claiming honors as the high seller for the day was lot 2, L-L-M-Dairy SS Phawn-ET, consigned by L-L-M Dairy, Ringle, Wis. This young Supersire daughter carried a GTPI of +2476, +70F +65P +865NM +7.1PL, and sold with contract interest. Her VG-87 DOM Jet Stream dam has several sons in A.I. and numerous embryos exported. Selected by Siemers Holsteins, Newton, Wis., for $51,000, this young lady offers a pedigree with no Oman, Shottle or Goldwyn on the maternal side. Close behind at $48,500 was lot 1, Rugg-Doc Uno Chelsea-ET who sold for $48,500 to the Chelsea Associates, Stevens Point, Wis. This impressive Uno has a +2475 GTPI and is one of only 36 females in the breed over +2475 GTPI and over +900 NM on the 12/12 genomic run. 30–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2013

Her dam by Freddie just scored VG-85 VG-MS and is +2217 GTPI while her granddam was just raised to EX-91 (92-MS) and is on pace for a 44,000 pound record. Hailing from the Juror Faith family, Chelsea was consigned by Dr. Jeff Rugg, Stevens Point, Wis. Lot 3, Webb-Vue Cameron 6611-ET, sold for $37,000 to Sexing Technologies, Navasota, TX. The #5 GTPI Cameron daughter, she sold with a +2446 GTPI and +3.93T. Consigned by Robert Webb, Plymouth, WI, her dam is a +2218 GTPI Observer who has six daughters over +2250 GTPI. The next dam is an EX DOM Goldwyn with a 53,410M record and seven sons in A.I. Sexing Technologies also selected the fancy Uno daughter consigned by the Brown Eye Syndicate, Oakdale, CA. From the highly regarded Durham Atlee family, this stylish heifer is +2400 GTPI and +3.46T. Her VG Observer dam is from the EX-91 full sister to Atwood! Miss Brown Eye Uno Admire-ET sold for $28,500. It was evident that show fever was spreading as the bidding was fast and furious for exciting prospects like Budjon-JK-Glaz-Way Erin-ET. This Atwood winter yearling offered by Steve Knaus, Sun Prairie, Wis., sold for $23,500 to Budjon, Glaz-Way and Borba, Lomira, Wis. Her dam is the EX-92 Budjon-JK Fallen Embers who is a fourth generation AllAmerican nominee in milking form from the acclaimed Elegance family. Topping the red & white portion of the sale was Lot R1, A&MBushman Sunburn-Red-ET who was named HM All-American R&W Spring Heifer Calf 2012. Sunburn is a maternal sister to the 4-time All-American, MD-Hillbrook Sunburst-Red-ET EX-92. Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, Wis., placed the final bid of $21,000 to add her to their exceptional red & white show string! Sunburn was the consignment of Chris & Jen Hill, Tim Merwath & Frank Connelly Jr., Thurmont, MD. The sale was held at the new facilities of Bella-View Holsteins owned by Lynn & Sara Harbaugh and family. Chad, Amy, Mark & Mary Ryan of Ryan-Vu Holsteins sponsored the sale in conjunction with the Harbaughs. The hospitality of the Harbaughs and Ryans was second to none! Cattle sold to 12 states and two Canadian provinces. Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. assisted with the management of the sale. The extensive and professional sale staff included Chris Hill and Norman Nabholz in the box, Rick Bovre, Brian Behnke, David Crack Jr., Scott Culbertson, Tom Cull, Michael Heath, Jay Jauquet, Kevin Jorgensen, Dale Kranz, Simon Lalande, Perry Phend, Tim Rauen, Reid Stransky, Paul Trapp and Robert Yeoman. Presenting the cattle were Mandi Bue, Kelli Cull, Brandon Ferry, Jen Hill, Christy Oemichen, Katie Olson & Bob Sabo. The fitting crew of Joel Kietzman, Kevin Doeberiener, Kyle Demmer, Garrett Schmidt, Jason Kearns, Travis Krohlow, Neal Laneville, Katie Phend and Ryan Krohlow did an exceptional job despite the uncooperative weather!

Wisconsin Showcase Sale - April 8

A large crowd gathered at the Great Northern Sales Arena on April 8, 2013 for the Wisconsin Showcase Sale sponsored by the Wisconsin Holstein Association. The active crowd appreciated the line-up of impressive young cows and deep pedigreed heifers as 85 lots averaged $3,816. Capturing the attention of those with blue ribbon vision was the December 2012 Sid daughter of Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS (EX-95 2E), the 2012 HM All-American 125,000 lb. cow who was recently named the 2013 Star of the Breed! Siemers Sid Ava-Desire-ET was chosen by Nicholas Koenig, Cleveland, Wis., who placed the final bid of $12,500. This fancy heifer was consigned by Siemers Holsteins, Newton, Wis. Another December 2012 model claimed the 2nd high seller spot at $12,200. The added entry of Elegance Futures, Lomira, Wis., this silky, black Damion is from the 2E-95, fourth generation All-American nominee in milking form, Rolling-Spring G Escence-ET. She sold for $12,200 to Lindsey Sarbacker, Edgerton, Wis. Lot 1 attracted many bidders with the final bid of $10,000 being placed by Don & Holly Thompson, Plainview, Minn. Gateway-Acres Gold Idella had recently been raised to EX-92 with a 94 pt. mammary. This Goldwyn 5 year old completes five generations Excellent and Very Good was consigned by Robert & Sherry Gates, Poy Sippi, Wis. Nicholas, Catherine & Clara Thompson, Plainview, Minn., added

Budjon-JK Dur Estimate-ET to their herd for $9,200. This Durham springing heifer hails from the EX-96 4E GMD DOM All-American, Budjon-JK Linjet Eileen-ET. A potential 7th generation Excellent, this heifer was another consignment of Elegance Futures, Lomira, Wis. Cattle sold throughout Wisconsin as well as Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Missouri. The selections were made by sale committee members Kevin Jorgensen, Dan Cnossen, Chris McCullough, Lynn Harbaugh, Chad Ryan and Paul Trapp who also assisted on sale day. Chris Hill served as auctioneer and Jay Jauquet, Rick Bovre and Darrell Worden rounded out the sale staff. Presenting the cattle were Kelli Cull, Brandon Ferry, Christy Oemichen, Amy Ryan and Bob Sabo. The fitting crew of Ryan & Travis Krohlow, Cody Schultz, Garrett Schmidt, Neal Laneville, Jason Kearns, Ryan Lauber and Nicholas Schuster had the cattle show-ring ready.

Redfest with a Touch of Black - April 13

Redfest with a Touch of Black was hosted by Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia on April 13. Managed by Todd Wendorf, the sale averaged $3711. Topping the sale was lot 28, Mil-R-Mor Desire-Red-TW, a September 2012 Barbwire from a VG-89 Reality-Red and eight more generations of VG and EX. Consigned by Robert Miller, Orangeville, IL, she was purchased by Westcoast Holsteins, Chilliwack, BC, for $25,000. Second high seller was lot 1 consigned by Junemann, Duckett & Armbrust or Rudolph, Wis. Duckett-SA Damion Lanta-ET is a July 2012 Damion daughter of Harvue Roy Frosty EX-97 2E and was purchased for $12,000 by Devon Benfer of Kansas. Selling for $10,200 was lot 95, Inspiracres Dstry Happy-Red, a two year old Destry for 2013 who was fresh in March. She is from a VG Talent, VG-88 Dawston and an EX Stardust. Consigned by Steve & Sharon Patterson, Neosho, Wis., Happy-Red was purchased by Todd Galton of New York.

Top Seller - pictured from left, are: Bob Vandoske for the buyer, Kevin Jorgensen, Chris Hill, Amy Ryan on the halter of Siemers Sid Ava-Desire-ET.

2nd High Seller - pictured from left, are: Rick Bovre, Kevin Jorgensen, Chris Hill, Lindsey Sarbacker on the halter of Budjon-JK Damion Eclipse-ET and Kelli Cull.

Top Seller - pictured from left: Christa Wendorf, Robert Yeoman, Kevin Jorgensen and Lynn Harbaugh in the box, Ty Hildebrandt on the halter of Mil-R-Mor Desire-Red-TW and Todd Wendorf.

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Nicole Smith Hired as 2013 WHA Summer Intern

The Wisconsin Holstein Association is pleased to announce Nicole Smith of Monticello, Wis., as our 2013 Summer Intern. Nicole will be based out of the office in Baraboo, Wis. During the summer, Nicole will serve in a public relations and professional writing role. In her role she will work with the Wisconsin Holstein News in order to gather articles, testimonials, roundtable leads and writing Breeder Profiles. Nicole will also be a vital part in creating content for the Wisconsin Holstein website, monthly e-newsletters and reinvigorating the blog with regular posts. Telling the story of the Association through technical writing, social media and brainstorming new ideas will be the main focus during her internship. She will also be the primary point person for the planning and coordination of the 2013 WI Holstein Futurity in West Allis, Wis this August. Her experience in public relations and writing will be utilized this summer as she travels around the state meeting members and conducting interviews. Nicole has been extremely involved on her family’s dairy, QuadR Holsteins, where she assisted with milking, feeding, calf care and numerous other chores on the farm. She has also been active in showing registered Holsteins as a member of the Green County Junior Holstein Association at numerous District, State and National shows. Currently she is a Professional Writing Intern at the Educational Abroad Office at UW-Platteville where she coordinates blogs of students abroad, writes and distributes campus newsletters and assists with event planning. At the same time, Nicole also works as a student writer for the Public Relations Department drafting press releases, conducting interviews and researching stories. Currently Nicole is a senior at the University of WisconsinPlatteville with a double major in Communication Technologies with an emphasis in Public Relations and English with an emphasis in Literature. On campus she has been named to both the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List. She is active in the International Pal Program, Students for Education Abroad Club, Public Relations Organization and the Circle K Clubs on campus. Nicole has had the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia and plans to graduate in December of 2013. We are excited to welcome Nicole and her talents to the team beginning May 27, 2013.

Youth Showmanship Contests

The WHA District Shows will be holding the Youth Showmanship contests again this year. The contests will have Junior and Senior age divisions with the 10 & Under age division being optional at each District Show. Ages are as of January 1 of the year of competition, with Juniors between ages 11-15 and Seniors between ages 16-20. Youth may sign-up for the contest at check-in time and up until a half hour before the showmanship contest at your District Show. ALL youth must be a current WI Holstein member. Membership enrollment will be accepted at the show in order to compete. Each District may send their top three individuals from the Junior and Senior age divisions onto the Championship Show contest. The 10 & Under division will not be held at State Show so any junior that wants the opportunity to advance must compete in the Junior division.

Cow Camp

Cow camp is approaching quickly and will be held at Beaver Creek reserve May 18 & 19 in Fall Creek, WI. Entries were due May 1, however if you missed the deadline and have interest in attending, please contact the office to see if available spots still remain. A copy of the entry from can be found in the April News or on our website at www. 34–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2013

Bus to National Convention

Seven seats still remain for the bus to National Convention in Indianapolis, IN. The bus is open to both Junior and Adult members looking for an affordable means of transportation to Convention. A non-refundable check for $100 will need to be sent to the office by Friday, May 18. We will leave Sunday morning, July 7 and return late Thursday, July 11. Contact Larry at 800.223.4269 or email if you have interest and before it’s full!

Junior Ownership Update

Please note that Junior exhibitors must have the animal’s ownership registered or transferred by Holstein Association USA into the individual(s) name of the junior exhibitor(s) on or before June 1 for calves, heifers and milking age animals. This is a change for Wisconsin Holstein shows only. No transfer applications will be accepted at the shows. Partnerships between two juniors are allowed if both members are current WI Holstein Association Junior members. No other partnership qualifies for Junior recognition.

$$ Holsti-Buck Corner $$ May Holsti-Buck Questions - by SW JAC Sean Brown

1. What farm was named Premier Breeder at the Midwest National Spring Show? ($5) 2. What farm was named Premier Exhibitor at the Midwest National Spring Show? ($5) 3. What cow was named Grand Champion of the Open Show at the Midwest National Spring Show? ($5) 4. What cow was named Reserve Grand Champion of the Open Show at the Midwest National Spring Show? ($5) 5. What cow was named Grand Champion of the Junior Show at the Midwest National Spring Show? ($5) 6. What cow was named Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show at the Midwest National Spring Show? ($5) 7. What heifer was named Junior Champion of the Open Show at the Midwest National Spring Show? ($3) 8. What heifer was named Reserve Junior Champion of the Open Show at the Midwest National Spring Show? ($3) 9. What heifer was named Junior Champion of the Junior Show at the Midwest National Spring Show? ($3) 10. What heifer was named Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior Show at the Midwest National Spring Show? ($3)

Please include your name and county and send to the Wisconsin Holstein office, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913 or email by June 1.

Calendar of Events

May 18-19 Cow Camp, Fall Creek June 13 District 10 Showmanship Contest, 6:00 p.m., Chilton 14 District 4 Showmanship Contest, 7:00 p.m., Marshfield 16 District 1 Showmanship Contest, 6:00 p.m., St. Croix Falls 17 District 6 Showmanship Contest, 6:00 p.m., Stoughton 19 District 7 Showmanship Contest, 8:00 a.m., Seymour 20 District 5 Showmanship Contest, 8:30 a.m., Westfield 20 District 3 Showmanship Contest, 6:00 p.m., Lancaster 24 District 2 Showmanship Contest, 9:00 a.m., West Salem 25 District 8 Showmanship Contest, 7:00 p.m., West Bend July 8-11 National Holstein Convention, Indianapolis, IN 15 Junior Judging & Classification Contest, Lancaster 15 State Showmanship Contest, Lancaster 15-16 WI Championship Show, Lancaster August 1-3 WI Junior State Fair Breed Shows and Showmanship contest 10 WHA Futurity, 5 p.m. 17 WHA State Holstein Picnic, Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Wisconsin Delegates to the 2013 National Holstein Convention

The following is the list from Holstein USA of those currently signed up to serve as delegates for Wisconsin at the 2013 National Convention. If you can not serve, please contact Jodi Hoynoski at 802-451-4261 as soon as possible so an alternate can be called to fill that delegate spot.

Delegates as of April 10: Hello fellow Holstein enthusiasts! April was quite the busy month between school visits, Spring Show, and the beginning of the end of school for students everywhere (Whew!). All time well spent, of course. I began my hectic month with a trek from Platteville to Chippewa County. I am an avid photographer, so, naturally I took my camera along for the ride. What a photogenic area of the state! I admit, I caught myself pulling over more than once to get a shot. The visit to Chippewa County’s Cornell Elementary School was a great learning experience, both for me and the students thanks to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board’s amazing classroom curriculums and pointers from Alice in Dairyland, Rochelle Ripp. We read books, watched movies, and even made ice cream, yogurt parfaits, and sampled cheese. Each of the seven classrooms and presentations was unique. A good time was had by all! Thank you Cornell students and teachers for your warm hospitality and your eagerness to learn. I would give seven more presentations in a heartbeat! To invite Crystal and I to present at your school, please fill out our new ‘request form’ on the Wisconsin Holstein Association website. We’d be glad to share our message! From classrooms to ringside, it was off to an event a little closer to home: Jefferson. It’s hard to believe that Spring Show has come and gone already. Apparently it caught the weather off guard too; Winter Show, perhaps? I know Crystal and I are still in the process of thawing out despite the amount of hand and foot warmers we went through. But, looking to the positives, even though the ring was freezing, the competition was white hot. What a quality show! Congratulations to all the exhibitors from in and out of state, and a special congratulations to our JAC President, Nick Schuster (and the Hodorff girls), exhibitors of the Senior and Grand Champion of the Junior Show. Primrose was on the money. What an honor! I’d also like to congratulate JAC Treasurer, Andrea Pagenkopf and ParadiseD Shotl Powder, Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show. Hats off to Rachel McCullough, exhibitor of the Reserve Grand Champ of the Junior Show. For a complete listing of winners and placings, visit I can’t wait to see these animals and exhibitors again during the summer shows. Take note that the entry forms for District Show are included in this issue of the News. Though it’s hard to believe that Spring Show has come and gone, it’s even harder to believe that Cow Camp is just around the corner. As a first time camper myself, I have never been so excited to embrace the great outdoors all while spending time with enthusiastic Junior Holstein members. We’re headed back to beautiful Eau Claire County - to the Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek on May 18 and 19. Be prepared for lots of learning, laughter, and the shaving cream fight of the century! Follow the fun on Facebook, don’t forget to check out the Wisconsin Holstein Association Princess and Wisconsin Holstein Association pages. Stay tuned!

Morgan Behnke

Lynn A. Harbaugh Steven G. Holte Mark J. Crave Todd R. Borgwardt Andrew J. Buttles Pamela A. Selz-Pralle Kathleen O’Keefe Todd T. Stanek Tony Brey Paul A. Trapp, Jr. Daniel L. Cnossen John A. Cull Scott E. Pralle James R. Rickert Nicholas A. Sarbacker Hendrik W. Van Dyk Bonnie L. Van Dyk

Potential Alternates (in order that they would be asked to serve): Michael L. McCullough Charles A. Westphal Robert M. Traynor Bruce D. Long Craig E. Carncross Matthew P. Lippert William G. Brey Gary Boyke Wallace A. Behnke

Holstein Foundation Offers Dairy Judging and Showmanship Workbooks for Sale

Brattleboro, Vt.: The Holstein Foundation is pleased to offer printed copies of the popular Dairy Judging and Showring Ready workbooks for sale. Visit to view electronic PDFs of all the Holstein Foundation workbooks free of charge, or to place an order for Dairy Judging or Showring Ready online. Dairy Judging (44 pages) takes readers through the basics of judging dairy cattle. It covers the PDCA Scorecard and major breakdowns with pictures, preparing and presenting oral reasons, assigning cuts and scoring placings, and the basics of linear evaluation. Several practice and resource activities are also included, such as a “parts of the cow” worksheet, practice placing cards which can be photocopied for a group, a beginner’s reasons worksheet, note-taking worksheet, and practice linear evaluation scoresheet. Showring Ready (36 pages) covers everything a young dairy enthusiast should know to get started exhibiting dairy cattle. Topics include selecting your project animal, care for your show animals, halter training, washing, fitting your animal, what to expect at the show, showmanship guidelines, and more. Other included resources are growth standard recommendations for Holstein heifers, dairy project health, management and budget worksheets, and an example show sign. Several pictures are included through the workbook to demonstrate concepts and equipment discussed. The workbooks may be purchased for $5 each, including shipping. If ordering 50 or more copies, the workbooks are $3 each. There is a minimum order of 5 workbooks (could be a combination of the two), and orders must be placed at least two weeks before delivery is needed; for rush orders, buyer will be responsible for the full rush shipping cost. Each has a color cover with black and white contents. With questions or to place an order, contact Kelli Dunklee at 800.952.5200, ext. 4124, or visit education/workbook_orders.html to order online. Payment is accepted by credit card through the Holstein Foundation’s secure donation site, and workbooks will be shipped after payment is received. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2013-35


ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

While mother nature hasn’t fully cooperated yet, the activities of the past month say spring is here! The Midwest National Spring Show has come and gone and was another great show, probably one of the best for overall quality in several years. Thank you to all the exhibitors and volunteers that helped make the show a success. We’ll have results in next month’s issue. If the Spring Show has you thinking about your show string, then you’re in luck - the District Show information, rules and entry form are printed in this issue. New this year, we will also be offering an online show entry system. The system will be up and running by the middle of the month. For more info on how the entry process will be set up and what information you’ll need, please see page 23 of this issue. Coming up for June is another Midwest Holsteins issue. This issue will also be sent to the National Holstein Convention in Indianapolis and will feature “Hot Dams” and District 3. If you have a “Hot Dam” that’s making an influence on your herd or others, please give me a call to help set up an ad for this issue. Ads are due May 8 for the June issue. Our July/August issue will be our annual A.I. feature issue and this year we are excited to be working with Accelerated Genetics to offer you special rates on ads for this issue. More info on the rates and incentives for that issue are printed on page 31. Get your pictures taken soon & give me a call by June 7 to get your ad in the July/August issue. We are looking for herds to be part of our Farm Tour Map (see page 29). This is a great promotional tool for the association and the herds involved as we get lots of requests during the year from people looking for herds to visit. Give us a call or email if you would like to be included. If you are hosting a twilight or daylight meeting for your county this summer please give Larry or I a call to get it on our calendar of events. We’ll also try to get a WHA representative to your meeting to talk about activities and upcoming projects. Until next time... 36–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2013




May 2013 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 4 Celebration III Sale, hosted by Duckett Holsteins, Marshfield, managed by Mike & Julie Duckett 5 YAC Brewer game outing 11 Vernon County Sale, Viroqua, 7:30 p.m. 18-19 Cow Camp, Beaver Creek Reserve, Fall Creek June 2013 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 14 District 10 Holstein Show, Chilton 15 District 4 Holstein Show, Marshfield 17 District 1 Holstein Show, St. Croix Falls 18 District 6 Holstein Show, Stoughton 19 District 7 Holstein Show, Seymour 20 District 5 Holstein Show, Westfield 21 District 3 Holstein Show, Lancaster 24 District 2 Holstein Show, West Salem 26 District 8 Holstein Show, West Bend July 2013 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 7-11 National Holstein Convention, Indianapolis, IN 9-11 Farm Technology Days, Barron County 15-16 Wisconsin Championship Show, Lancaster 28 Sheboygan County Summer Picnic, Kyle and Bryan Mauk, Mauk-e-way Holsteins, Plymouth August 2013 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 1-3 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Dairy Show, West Allis 10 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity, West Allis 11 Wisconsin State Fair Open Dairy Show, West Allis 17 Wisconsin Holstein State Picnic, hosted by Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Upcoming Issues June Issue

July/August Issue

September Issue

Midwest Holsteins issue National Convention issue featuring “Hot Dams” & District 3 Ads due May 8 AI Issue - Accelerated Genetics featuring District 5 Ads due June 7 *More info on page 31 Show Results featuring District 6 Ads due August 9

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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: 38–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2013

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