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May 2014

Volume 86 No. 5

Barn Meeting Review District & Championship Show Rules & Entry Form Breeder Profile: Endres Berryridge Farms District 6 Report

Platte-Vu Holsteins Complete Herd Dispersal Friday, June 6 • 11:00 a.m. • Platteville, WI 130 head sell ~ 3/14 BAA 108.3% 11 EX 34 VG 18 GP

Platte-Vu Mich Whitley

Platte-Vu Braxton Whisk

VG-85 VG-MS at 2-06 Pictured at 21 days fresh and getting better 2-01 2x 118 8,930 3.8 330 2.6 228 inc. NC

Platte-Vu Ty Mindy-Red VG-86 VG-MS at 3-06 2-01 2x 365 23,140 3.7 853 3.2 750

every day! Her dam is an EX-93 Derry with Whisk’s dam is a maternal sister to Whitley Mindy sells milking 100 lbs./day on her last over 200,000 lifetime. Whitley sells with her by Jolt. Milking well, she sells along with her test. Her dam is a VG-87 Rubens with 35,000, Werth-P daughter & an Alexander maternal November 2013 Durham daughter. then back to four more EX dams. sister.

Platte-Vu Pronto Patti-ET

Platte-Vu Lou Beauty

Hilrose Sanchez Delight

VG-86 VG-MS 2-08 2x 365 24,160 3.7 896 3.1 744

EX-91 EEVVE 4-04 2x 230 23,440 3.9 903 3.1 723 inc.

VG-85 VG-MS at 3-09 2-05 2x 365 23,130 3.7 863 3.1 720

Patti sells milking 98 lbs./day on her last test. Also selling is her VG-85 full sister milking in the 90s. Their dam is a VG-86 Durham, VG-86 Outside then EX-95 Mark Prudence.

Beauty sells along with ther two maternal sisters. Their dam is a VG-87 Goldwyn then an EX-92 Storm followed by VG-87, EX-91 and EX-92 dams.

Just fresh, milking 83 lbs./day on her first test and sells along with her March 2014 Colt-P daughter. Delight’s dam is an EX-90 Durham then an EX-91 Nick.

Herd Members Selling: • 70 cows, all stages of lactation are selling - 28 1st lactation, 22 second lactation • Large selection of bred heifers sired by Sanchez, Guthrie, Atwood, Braxton & Deuce • Stylish & correct set of open & young heifers sired by Atwood, Dempsey, Atlantic, Bradnick, Durham & Dusk Sale managed by:

Platte-Vu Holsteins Jack Brogley

2564 Pole Line Road, Ridgeway, IA 52165 Home 563.387.0035 Cell 563.380.1318

3468 County B, Platteville, WI 53818 608-348-3336 home • 608-778-7755 cell

Lars-Acres Fred Firepit-ET


GTPI +2198 +490M +64F +29P +714NM +6.2PL PTA +1.86T +2.00UDC +2.16FLC 4/14 1-10 3x 305 23,100 4.3 986 3.3 756 • 1 daughter - Lars-Acres Shamrock Fiery +2274G • 3 full sisters - Lars-Acres Fred Freakie-ET VG-86 +2168G, Lars-Acres Fred Firebug-ET VG-86 +2007G, and Lars-Acres Fred Fireball-ET GP-83 +2081G • Same family as Lars-Acres Felices Favre-ET Sire: Badger-Bluff Fanny Freddie Dam: Lars-Acres Felice Fiesta-ET VG-86 VG-MS 2-07 3x 348 25,360 4.0 1019 3.2 810 3-08 3x 305 28,470 4.1 1160 3.4 971

2nd Dam: Markwell Durham Felice EX-92 GMD DOM 3-10 2x 365 33,960 3.9 1330 3.1 1051 Next Dams: EX-90, VG-88, VG-87, EX-95 3E GMD DOM, EX-92 4E GMD DOM, EX-94 4E GMD DOM

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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 2014

VOLUME 86 No. 5

Features: 10 12 15 20

Breeder Profile: Endres Berryridge Farms LLC 2014 District Show Information 2014 WHA Show rules & Entry form WHA Spring Barn Meetings a Success

Departments: 6 8 8 9 9 13 22 27 29 28 30

WHA Annual Supporters Wisconsin Holstein Briefs From the President: Chris McCullough From the Office: Larry Nelson Tea Time with Teapot: WHA Princess Kayla Krueger Breeder Business Cards District 6 report WHY Page Classified Advertising Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover photo was taken by Danae Bauer, Farmgirl Photography. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2014

P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813 Phone (608) 723-4933 Fax (608) 723-4973 e-mail:

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

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

NATIONAL DIRECTORS: Paul Buhr - 608-606-3480, Viroqua, WI Corey Geiger - 920-650-0294, Mukwanago, WI WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN NEWS: (ISSN 0194-4401) (USPS 688160) is published 11 times for $50 per year by the Wisconsin Holstein Association, 902 Eighth Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913. Periodical postage paid at Baraboo, WI and additional offices. Additional magazines may be purchased at $5.00 for the first copy and $2.00 for each additional copy. Price includes shipping and handling. Due to the uncertainties of the mail, the NEWS cannot assume responsibility for prior delivery of issues carrying advertising of sales scheduled for less than 14 days after the issue date. Advertising is due the 10th day of the month preceding publication. Advertising cannot be accepted over the phone, except by fax. Ad information must include name, address, phone of advertiser, amount of space needed, color if desired, photos if any and where they are. The Wisconsin Holstein News and its employees do not verify the records, classification scores or any other information that is used in advertising that appears in the Wisconsin Holstein News. The advertiser is solely responsible for the accuracy of all information used in their advertising. The News shall not be held responsible for any loss due to inaccurate information appearing in the News. The employees of the News shall be available to help any member acquire verification for any information appearing in the News. Under federal law, photographer’s pictures are copyrighted and owned by the photographic company. Prints sold are with a “single use” license and, in the case of the News, for use only in current or future issues of the News. Original photos must remain on site and may not be shared as prints or electronically without written permission of the photographic company through which the photo is copyrighted.

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Selling at the Vernon County Sale, May 10: Junlyn Amazing Odyssey-ET, a winter calf from

Junlyn Roy Opera EX-93 5-08 348 24330 3.8 1132 3.0 727 Lifetime: 2046 126,350 4.3 5371 3.1 3880 Next dams: VG-87, EX-91 & EX-91

Junlyn Farms Inc. Ron, Kevin & Luke Kepler 14801 Junlyn Lane, Hillsboro, WI 54634 • 608-627-1658

Ashley (Barnes) Kishman is a relative, friend, and fellow Holstein lover. As she battles cancer, the medical expenses have mounted. To help Ashley, Ken and their three children Junlyn Farms and the Kepler family are donating a calf out of one of our best cow families to be sold at the Vernon County Holstein Sale. Junlyn Amazing Odyssey-ET, a winter calf, out of Junlyn Roy Opera EX-93 (pictured), will be sold to the highest bidder. All proceeds will go to help the Kishman family. We would like to thank the Vernon County Holstein Association and the Ed Mielke Sales staff for forgoing their commissions to join us in supporting the Kishman family. Please come and bid on a beautiful winter calf to add to your herd, and know that you were able to help Ashley Kishman as well!

Annual Supporters of Wisconsin Holstein preferred HolStein entHuSiaStS

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The companies and farms noted here are “Annual Supporters” of Wisconsin Holstein events. To be an annual supporter, these companies make monetary and/or in kind donations to various WHA events at certain dollar levels for the year. To join this group, contact WHA today at 1-800-223-4269. 6–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2014

Columbia County DHIA “Defining Beauty”

LeDonna Farms

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs D Joe & Sarah Sarbacker, Fischerdale Holsteins, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Reagan Jo. She was born January 14, weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 21 inches long. She was welcomed by big sisters Payton (4) and Braelyn (2). Congratulations! F Congratulations to Nick & Jessica Sarbacker, Whitewater, on the birth of their daughter Melanie Mae on March 20. She weighed 8 lbs. and was 20 inches long. Melanie joins big sister Madison. Proud grandparents are Tom & Vicki Sarbacker and Bob & Sherrie Agnew. J Congratulations to John & Katie Roloff, Wonewoc, who welcomed son Derek Michael on April 17. He joins big brothers Matthew and Tyler. 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

Wisconsin Delegates to the 2014 National Holstein Convention

The following is the list from Holstein USA of those currently signed up to serve as delegates for Wisconsin at the 2014 National Convention. The state office is now in charge of lining up delegates so if you can not serve, please contact Larry Nelson at 1-800-223-4269 as soon as possible so an alternate can be called to fill that delegate spot.

Delegates as of April 21:

Chad Ryan Marci Walker Robert Schauf Paula Bovre Kevin Jorgensen Steven Holte Nicholas Sarbacker Cindy Krull Todd Borgwardt Christopher McCullough Mark Ulness Karyn Schauf Amy Ryan Daniel Cnossen Martin Kinyon Jeff Brantmeier

From your President Chris McCullough Dear Wisconsin Holstein members, I’d like to start out by saying congratulations to all of the Spring Show breeders and exhibitors on having a great show. The quality of our spring show is simply impressive to say the least. I’d also like to send a big thank you to all of the volunteers that help make that show possible. I can’t even begin to name them all, but if you volunteered, we can’t express our gratitude enough. In this issue you will find all of the district and state show rules and entry forms. Please review them. All of our district shows will be using the online entry system. If you wish, you still have the option of using the traditional paper entries as always. Hope everyone has a safe and successful planting season. Chris McCullough

Welcome to These New Members

Adult members: Tim Griswold, Black Earth Jonathan Dietzen, Kaukauna Neal Holewinski, Pulaski Rayme Mackinson, Westfield Bomaz, Inc., Hammond Kayla Dolan, Belleville Adam Kuehn, Egg Harbor Klaas DeVries, Fredonia Junior members: Eric Alberson, Tony Cordell Mateski, Ladysmith Hailey Brock, New London Colby, Brooklyn & Wade Schwoerer, Edgar Libby Walker, Wisconsin Dells Kayla Bremmer, Greenwood Emma Weisensel, Waunakee Jonathan Hoesly, Berlin

2013 Junior Raffle Calf Winner

Potential Alternates (in order that they would be asked to serve): Tony Brey Paul Trapp Jr. Angie Ulness Kathleen O’Keefe Brian Behnke Pamela Selz-Pralle Scott Pralle Peter Kappelman Todd Wendorf Sherry Siemers-Peterman

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Thank you to Kurt & Sarah Loehr, Forest Ridge Holsteins, for donating the 2013 Junior Raffle Calf. This year’s raffle winner was Aubrey Smith of Lancaster. Aubrey’s daughter, Adrianna Lau, made the trip to Eden in early March to pick up their new heifer - Forest-Ridge Key West-TW. Key West is a September 2012 Smithden Aaron daughter from MarlinaDB Kahlua, EX-90.

From the Office Hello WHA members, Nice weather and strong attendance contributed to another successful Midwest National Spring Show for the Wisconsin Holstein Association. In our last year at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 209 animals traveled the ring for Chris Lahmers where Robrook Goldwyn Cameron owned by Budjon, Vail, St. Jacobs & Woodmansee, Lomira, was named Grand Champion of the Show and Vangoh Durham Treasure owned by Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, was named Reserve Grand Champion. Congratulations to all the exhibitors from around the Midwest that were honored at the show. Wisconsin came home with the state banner in impressive fashion. Thank you to everyone that purchased a Treasure Quest ticket and entered a heifer into the contest. This program has been going for 10 years now and continues to be a positive event at the show. The winning ticket was sold to seven-year-old, Christopher Gunst, and his twin sister, Catherine of Poy Sippi, Wis. They chose Lyn-Vale Atwood Gracee-ET, a fall calf nominated by Amanda Schultz, Waldo, Wis. The Schultz family will receive $7,000 for their heifer while the rest of the proceeds go towards our state events such as our state picnic taking place at Budjon Farms in Lomira, Wis., on Sunday, July 27. The summer show season is just around the corner. In this month’s issue you will find all the entry information for our nine District Shows. Our online entry system is available to use again this year. Please take a minute and use the online entry to enter for your District Show as it will save lots of time for the individual completing your book. Everyone receiving entries in the mail are required to key the entries into our online system in order to make sure we have accurate information for the books and when it comes to posting results online. Before you travel to your District Show PLEASE make sure your registration papers are in order. We just had a long, cumbersome process at Spring Show during check-in. It was the worst we have seen in years. Each animal MUST have a valid registration paper with them, not a copy of the paper, with a photo image on the back OR if you use eartags and not an image, each animal must have TWO Holstein USA tags in their ears in order to be considered registered. One of these can be an RFID tag but they are not required for our shows. Not being able to properly identify your animal at the show will result in them not showing this summer. Don’t wait until the last minute as it will take Holstein Association USA about three weeks to turn a registration paper around, even for transfers. Also, remember to have your membership for 2014 paid in full. Any members not renewed by June 1 will also have to pay a late fee. A part of the rules for our Junior members is that the use or possession of any alcoholic beverage is strictly prohibited! The first offense is a warning, the second will likely result in the loss of your membership status for the year. The Junior Activities Committee and the office are very conscious that this behavior is getting worse and it will not be tolerated during the show season. Finally, we welcome our two summer interns this month, Morgan Behnke, New Glarus, and Ashley Dreier, Norwalk, who will be starting with the Association on Monday, May 19. Watch for both ladies out and about during the summer months. A full write-up on each can be found on the WHY pages of this issue. I am hoping for good weather so everyone can get in the fields this May! Larry Nelson, WHA Execute Director

It’s time for District Shows... Is your membership paid? Membership renewals need to be made by June 1 in order to show at the District Shows.

Are your registration papers in order? Don’t wait until the last minute to send in your registrations - Holstein USA is very busy at this time of year. Also a reminder to make sure your animals have two tags in their ears if they are registered by tag ID. Animals without 2 tags will NOT be allowed to show.

Tea Time with Teapot

Hello Holstein Enthusiasts! Spring is finally upon us, and warmth is in the air! This past month kicked off my first of many school visits. I had the opportunity to attend my hometown elementary school in Marion and Saint Martin’s Lutheran School in Clintonville on my spring break. This was a great experience as we learned about the nine essential nutrients of milk, read books, and ate yogurt parfaits and string cheese. Thank you to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board for graciously donating our classroom materials to help our children learn where their food comes from and the benefits of milk. Kristen & I will be busy attending many more schools in May as the school year wraps up. Spring brings an abundance of exciting events taking place within the Association. Both of us are looking forward to educating and spreading the word of not only the Holstein Association, but also agriculture in general at a variety of appearances we have coming up within the next month. Our visit to Kids Express Learning Center will be taking place on Friday, May 30 in Madison, where we will be speaking to hundreds of city youth and educating them on the importance of the dairy industry. Please come visit the both of us at Cows on the Concourse also taking place in Madison, by our State Capital - June 6 where will be advocating for our dairy industry there as well. Outside of educating our youth and general public, we have a lot of thrilling events ahead. We are still looking for adult members to attend the YAC Brewer Trip taking place on May 11 against the Yankees; $35 gets attendees a bus ride, ticket to the game and lunch. This is a great experience to get to know fellow Holstein members and enjoy a great day at Miller Park. Limited seats are available, so if you are interested please contact the office as soon as possible! A huge “Congratulations “goes out to our Junior members on a job well done. Wisconsin should be extremely proud to have such outstanding youth representing our state at nationals. The National DJM semi-finalists were recently announced and moving on to the interviews at Nationals are Nicholas Schuster, Ryan Pralle, Carrie Warmka and Cassy Krull. Also, Megan Nelson and Nicole Pralle were selected to be YDJM Finalists and will all be recognized at National Convention at the end of June. Anyone who is planning to attend National Convention needs their registration forms returned by June 1. This is an invaluable opportunity to meet other Holstein enthusiasts throughout the country, learn and expand your horizons. We had the honor to sit ring-side at the Midwest National Spring Show in Jefferson, as Judge Chris Lahmers said “it was the best group of cows he’s ever had the privilege to line-up.” We were extremely blessed to have such gorgeous weather with a large group of exhibitors and spectators attending the show. Congratulations to all of the exhibitors, both in and out of state. A special congratulations to the Grand Champion – Robrook Goldwyn Cameron exhibited by Budjon, Vail, St. Jacobs & Woodmansee, Lomira, WI and also Reserve Grand Champion Vangoh Durham Treasure exhibited by Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, WI. For a complete listing of winners and placings, visit We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the upcoming District Shows. District show dates, locations and entry forms can be found in this issue of the News. The online entry system will be available for everyone to use again this year at your convenience. If you haven’t done so already, please be sure to follow us on our Wisconsin Holstein Association Princess Facebook page to see updates on our many events. ’Til our next cup of tea! Kayla Krueger wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2014-9


Endres Berryridge Farms, LLC Steve, Jeff & Randy Endres Families, Waunakee By Ashley Yager

The Endres families, left to right: Karen, Eliza, Randy, Kathy, Mara, Daydream (2 year old), Steve, Lizi, Cassie, Lucille, Zach, Natalie, Ava, Nicole, Jenny, Jeff & Sarah

estled in a rural Waunakee, Wisconsin, hillside is Endres Berryridge Farms, owned and operated by the Steve, Jeff and Randy Endres families. This third generation family dairy operation paints the true picture of a successful partnership and breeding program that stems from a core philosophy and family that is committed to developing the herd with every generation. The Endres brothers are the third generation on the farm, built by their grandfather Ludwig in 1917. Ludwig had a herd of registered cows and sold registered bulls locally, but passed away when the brothers’ father, Don, was just 17 years old. After caring for their grandfather, family and farm for four years following his stroke before he passed away, their grandmother did not have the time to keep up on the registration papers. When Don was old enough to increase his involvement in the farm, he embarked on the challenge to meet his goal to build a registered herd. The herd was scored for the first time under Don’s management in 1977, and with Don’s leadership, the entire Endres herd is now completely identified. Through the years, the landscape of the farm has changed from tie-stall to freestall. In 1996, the Endres’ were milking 150 cows and the first freestall building was completed. Randy joined the operation and helped to grow the herd to 220 cows. In 2002, an addition was built on the freestall barn to house an additional 80 cows. The most recent upgrade in milking facilities came in 2004 with the construction of a double-13 parallel parlor; prior to that the Endres’ were milking in a flat barn model. In 2009, the herd went to three times a day milking to relieve stress on the cows and improve production. Even with the nearly 370 cows on test today, the Endres family only employs an additional four fulltime people to cover labor needs. The Berryridge herd consists of 370 milking females, with a rolling Berryridge Shottle herd average that peaked recently at


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31,212 pounds milk, with 4.27% and 1331 fat, 3.09% and 963 protein. The Endres’ have an additional 334 heifers on the farm. The herd includes 18 Excellent cows, with two at EX-93, six at EX-92, and three at EX-91. There are 111 VG cows in the herd. Berryridge Farms includes 1,000 total acres with 600 owned. The Endres’ grow corn, soybeans, wheat, and alfalfa. All the harvest equipment is owned in partnership with Steve, Jeff and Randy and their two cousins, and rotates between three farms during the harvest season. The farm became an LLC in 1996 when Randy bought into the farm with then-partners Steve and Jeff. Jeff oversees fieldwork, crops and maintenance, while Steve and Randy focus more on the cows. Randy is the bookwork brother of the group, while Steve is largely responsible for fresh cows and many of the typical herdsman duties. All major purchases are worked through together, and day-to-day judgments made by the individual responsible for that area. The Endres family includes Steve and wife Kathy, and their children Cassie (20), Lizi (19), and Zachary (17). Jeff and Jenny also have three children – Sarah (22), Natalie (19) and Nicole (15). Randy and Karen’s children include Eliza (12), Ava (9) and Mara (6). Cassie, Lizi and Natalie are all studying agriculture at UW-Madison, and Sarah is a senior also studying agriculture at UW-Platteville. Zachary, Nicole, Eliza, Ava and Mara attend the Waunakee school system. The Endres brothers hope to keep all of the kids interested in the farm, and many of them have already had success in the show ring, dairy judging, and at the college level in the dairy challenge contest. The oldest girls manage the farm’s Facebook page, which along with print ads is the main source of marketing for the farm. Berryridge also hosts tours for international groups as well as Select Sires during World Dairy Expo, and exhibits cattle at the local, county, district, state and national levels. The team at Berryridge has a very specific goal to build and create a viable operation for the next generation. They are very conscious of conservation, and Jeff is the president of Yahara Pride, an organization that helps to protect Madison area lakes. With the farm’s location very close to Madison, the Endres’ have a tremendous amount of exposure to the 1270 EX-92 2E general public, especially in the fall

during World Dairy Expo. Public perception of the farm is always on EX-91 2E GMD. Naomi has 28 total daughters, and seven of the ten the radar, which is why the farm is in exemplary condition on a day- scored milking daughters are VG-85 or higher. There are another 18 granddaughters and three great-granddaughters to her credit. Her to-day basis. In addition to conservation, the Endres brothers’ vision for a offspring include four Pronto daughters and others by Boliver, genetic program is consistent – they aim to breed for high type, with Goldwyn, Observer, Clark, Bradnick, Goldchip, Atwood and good-framed cows that give a lot of milk with high components. They Palermo, with additional embryos in inventory. One of her Goldchip want females that mature with each lactation and peak at a high daughters is VG first lactation and lives just a few miles north at Mystic Valley. Naomi’s record at 3-01 3x and 365 days produced amount of milk. 34,070 pounds milk, with 4.8% 1637 fat With these genetic credentials, its no surprise to see the Endres’ list of bulls and 3.1% 1073 protein. She is a contract being used, keeping to an 80/20 proven to cow herself, and is a foundation cow from genomic ratio. They use mostly Select the original cows purchased by Don Endres. Sires semen, and utilize the Select One of Naomi’s standout daughters is Detect™ heat detection system. Bulls sired by Observer - Berryridge Observ currently being used include Observer, Nancy-ET, VG-87 EX-MS, has three Gulf, Atwood, Gabor, Bookem, Supersire, daughters by Numero Uno that are all McCutchen, King Boy, and Kiann. These contracted. Her Numero Uno son, bulls fit the mold of great feet and legs, Niklaus, is at Accelerated Genetics. solid udder composite, over +2.00 type, Nancy’s record at 2-01 3x 358 days yielded high milk and adequate components. 34,837 pounds milk, with 4.4% 1532 fat Some of the favorite heifers on the farm and 3.0% 1057 protein. Her April 2014 are sired by Dempsey, Goldchip, Bradnick, genomics came in at +2120 GTPI, with Berryridge Planet 1505-G-ET VG-87 Braxton, Guthrie and Atwood, while fancy +3.00 PTAT and +2.92 UDC. young cows include daughters of Gabor, Also from Naomi’s cow family is Guthrie, Atwood, Braxton and Shot. Berryridge Fortune Natalia, EX-92 2E. The Endres family has had the opporNatalia is the dam of Berryridge Guthrie tunity to work with animals on both ends Nallana who was Nominated Junior Allof the genetic spectrum, with cows that American Winter Calf in 2013. Nallana not only are high type and score well, but was second in her class at the WI Junior individuals that have had genomic testing State Fair, and sixth at the International success as well. Junior Holstein Show at World Dairy Berryridge Marshall G740-TW, Expo. VG-85 GMD DOM, is a cow that goes Another up-and-coming cow in the back to the original Endres herd. Even Endres herd is Ke-Jo Hi Metro 1920-ET, EX-92 2E. Her latest record yielded big though she was lost in her second lactation, returns in the bulk tank, with a 5-08 3x she has multiple daughters and grand365-day lactation producing 48,014 daughters contracted, including three pounds milk, with 3.3% 1586 fat and Shottles. Shottle 1270, EX-92 2E, is a matriarch in the Endres herd. She has one Berryridge Toystory Naomi EX-91 2E GMD 2.7% 1306 protein. This Hi Metro has a VG-87 Stormatic daughter, in addition to bull, Jives, in the active lineup at ABS daughters by Sanchez, Colby and Global, a VG-85 first-lactation Super Atwood. The Endres family also has daughter owned by Gary Housner, and granddaughters by Dempsey, Hero, two Goldchip daughters, with all three Gabor, Atwood and Crown. daughters carrying contracts. Shottle 1270 also has daughters by Jeeves, Supersire and Another high-type individual for the Mogul, and her Observer son is a young Endres family is their highest-ever scored sire at Accelerated Genetics. A cow that homebred cow, Berryridge Encore Daria, has truly aged gracefully and followed the EX-94. Her daughters complete four Endres prototype, 1270’s record at 4-09 generations of Excellent homebred indi3x and 365 days yielded 55,110 pounds viduals for Berryridge. Berryridge Durham milk, with 3.9% 2152 fat and 3.1% 1692 Danell, EX-92, is currently being IVF’d protein. and has heifers coming by Goldwyn and Additional Shottle daughters from Atwood. Berryridge Talent Divine, EX-93 Marshall 740 include 1271, a VG-87 at four years, is a granddaughter of Daria, Berryridge Goldwyn Absolute EX-93 GMD with two Active daughters and one and there are also IVF heifer pregnancies scored VG-85. Shottle 1368 is also VG-87 and has a Bookem coming from Divine x Atwood. daughter with contracts. The attention to detail and passion that is put into the day-to-day Marshall 740’s Oman daughter is another heavy hitter in the functions at Berryridge is easily found on a visit to the dairy. When Endres lineup, and is a VG-88 DOM. Oman 1030 has two Palermo they have a chance to take some time off the farm, the Endres daughters and a VG-87 Planet daughter. Berryridge Planet 1505-G- brothers enjoy attending Badger and Packer sporting events with their ET carries contracts, in addition to her GP-82 first lactation Dober- families. Randy has coached basketball, and Steve is active in the man daughter (VG-MS). Her Doberman also has a Massey heifer Dane County Holstein Association. The family also enjoys attending with +2449 GTPI, one of the highest ever tested for the Endres State Fair, and Jeff stays active in conservation activities that benefit family. Another family that fits the working mold, Oman 1030 had a the farm. record at 3-08 2x and 365 days of 40,390 pounds milk, with 4.7% The Endres family certainly has a lot to look forward to as the 1897 fat and 3.4% 1359 protein. Planet 1505 has been an outstanding next generation becomes more active in the dairy industry and production cow in her own right, with a record at 3-06 3x 365 days possibly eventually in the home operation. Until then, Steve, Randy of 41,630 pounds milk, with 4.5% 1891 fat and 3.4% 1406 protein. and Jeff will continue to do what they do best – run a picturesque A cow that has provided a wealth of additional daughters, grand- operation with an outstanding group of cows that will provide a viable daughters and great granddaughters is Berryridge Toystory Naomi, operation for the next generation. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2014-11

2014 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 34 - Unfresh 2 Year Olds Class 35 - Dry 3 & 4 Year Olds Class 36 - Dry 5 Year Old & Older District 1

Chippewa County Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls Date: June 23 Entries Due: June 8 Entry Fee: $15/head (late fee $20/head) Mail Entries to: Chippewa County Extension, 711 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 Checks Payable to: Chippewa County Holstein Breeders District Chair: Bonnie Van Dyk, 715-220-6612 Local Chair: Steve Maier, 715-382-4220 Check-In Deadline: 7:00 a.m., Monday, June 23 Starting Time: 9:00 a.m. Judge: Mark Crave Veterinarian: Chippewa Vet Clinic, 715-723-3655 Grounds Open: 8:00 a.m., Saturday, June 21 Showmanship: Sunday, June 22, 7:00 p.m. No feed or bedding supplied. Bed down can start 8:00 a.m. on the 21st.

Showmanship: Tuesday, June 17, 7:00 p.m. Exhibitor meal from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 17. No hay, straw or bedding (Medford Coop - 715-748-2096). Camping Available. All standard and optional classes will be offered.

District 2

Date: June 16 Jackson County Fairgrounds, Black River Falls Entries Due: May 27 Entry Fee: $15/head (late fee $25/head) Mail Entries to: Sara Larson, W13715 State Rd 121, Alma Center, WI 54611 Checks Payable to: Jackson County Holstein Breeders District Chair: Paul Trapp, 608-525-2901 Local Co Chairs: Brynn Kasten, 920-905-3753 and Luke Peterson, 608-863-1938 Check-In Deadline; 8:00 a.m., Monday, June 16 Starting Time: 10:00 a.m. Judge: Eric Westphal Veterinarian: Hoyt Strandberg, 715-299-1586 Grounds Open: 7:00 a.m., Sunday, June 15 Showmanship: Monday, June 16, 9:00 a.m.

District 3

Date: June 20 Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster Entries Due: postmarked by June 4 Entry Fee: $10/head (late fee $25/head) Mail Entries to: Laura Wackershauser, 321 E. Linden St., Lancaster, WI 53813 Checks Payable to: District 3 Holstein Breeders District Chair: Angela Davis-Brown, 608-935-3814 Local Chair: Hillary Hartley, 608-604-8044 Check-In Deadline: 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 19 Starting time: 9:00 a.m. Judge: Lynn Harbaugh Veterinarian: Lancaster Vet Clinic, 608-723-6366 Grounds Open: 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 18 Showmanship: Thursday, June 19, 6:00 p.m. Due to another event that day, the grounds will open at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17 for bed down only. Barns open at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18 for cattle arrival. Exhibitor meeting 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 19.

District 4

Date: June 18 Taylor County Fairgrounds, Medford Entries Due: May 31 Entry Fee: $10/head (late fee $50/head) Mail Entries to: Teri Raatz, 501 Wausau St., Colby, WI 54421 Checks Payable to: Taylor County Holstein Breeders District Chair: Scott Pralle, 715-334-3434 Local Chair: Ralph Zulegar, 715-748-2518 Check-In Deadline: 7:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 18 Starting Time: 9:00 a.m. Judge: Brian Kelroy Veterinarian: Medford Vet Service, 715-748-2341 Grounds Open: 12:00 p.m., Monday, June 16 12–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2014

District 5

Date: June 18 Sauk County Fairgrounds, Baraboo Entries Due: May 31 Entry Fee: $15/head (late fee $25/head) Mail Entries to: Tara Kindschi, E7014 Co Hwy PF, Loganville, WI 53943 Checks Payable to: Sauk County Holstein Breeders District Chair: Chris Davis, 608-963-4377 Local Chair: Tara Kindschi, 608-727-2720 Check-In Deadline: 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 18 Starting Time: 10:00 a.m. Judge: Katie Bue Veterinarian: Dr. Eric Bremel, Sauk Prairie Vet, 608-643-6050 or 608-370-2970 Grounds Open: Bed down - 8:00 a.m., Monday, June 16 Cattle - 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 17 Showmanship: Wednesday, June 18, 8:00 a.m. Show meeting on Tuesday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m.

District 6

Date: June 17 Rock County Fairgrounds, Janesville Entries Due: June 1 Entry Fee: $15/head (late fee $35/head) Mail Entries to: Elizabeth Kempel, 4239 Deer Crossing Dr., Janesville, WI 53546 Checks Payable to: Rock County Holstein Association District Chair: Chris McCullough, 608-934-1425 Local Chair: Dan DeWitt, 608-290-2965 Check-In Deadline: 7:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 17 Starting Time: 9:00 a.m. Judge: Lynn Harbaugh Associate Judge: Jeff Brantmeier Veterinarian: State Line Veterinarians, 262-882-3469 Grounds Open: 8:00 a.m., Sunday, June 15 (Bed down only, cattle arrival on Monday at 8:00 a.m.) Showmanship: Monday, June 16, 6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 16. No dry cows classes. Futurity class will follow Senior 2 year olds.

District 7

Date: June 23 Waupaca County Fairgrounds, Weyauwega Entries Due: June 1 Entry Fee: $15/head (late fee $30/head) Mail Entries to: Lynn & Sara Harbaugh, N11912 Graetz Rd, Marion, WI 54950 Checks Payable to: Waupaca-Waushara Holstein Assoc. District Chair: Craig Krohlow, 920-833-7507

District 7 (continued)

Local Co-Chairs: Tyler & April Krueger, 715-754-2492, Lynn & Sara Harbaugh, 715-754-2570 Check-In Deadline: 8:00 a.m., Monday, June 23 Judge: Eddie Bue Starting Time: 9:30 a.m. Veterinarian: United Veterinary Service, Bear Creek, 715-752-4747 Grounds Open: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 21 Showmanship: Sunday, June 22, 7:00 p.m.

District 8

Date: June 19 Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam Entries Due: June 5 Entry Fee: $10/head (late fee $30/head) Mail Entries to: Cheryl Ehrke, N3169 Trieloff Rd, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 Checks Payable to: Jefferson County Holstein Breeders District Chair: Mandy Sell, 920-253-8773 Local Chair: Cheryl Ehrke, 920-563-7541 Check-In Deadline: 8:00 a.m., Thursday, June 19 Starting Time: 10:00 a.m. Judge: Ryan Weigel

Veterinarian: Dr. Chris Haase, 920-927-6007 Grounds Open: 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 18 Showmanship: Wednesday, June 18, 6:00 p.m.

District 10

Date: June 13 Sheboygan County Fairgrounds, Plymouth Entries Due: May 30 Entry Fees: $15/head (late fee $25/head) Mail Entries to: Bryan & Brittany Mauk, N6620 County Road E, Plymouth, WI 53073 Checks Payable to: Sheboygan County Holstein Assoc. District Chair: Sara Feldmann, 920-565-2351 Local Chair: Sara Feldmann, 920-565-2351 Check-In Deadline: 7:00 a.m., Friday, June 13 Starting Time: 9:00 a.m. Judge: Tom Cull Veterinarian: Dairy Doctors Veterinary Clinic, 920-892-4696 Grounds Open: 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 11 (bed down only, cattle arrival at 6:00 a.m. Thursday) Showmanship: Thursday, June 12, 6:00 p.m. No bedding or supplies available. Lunch stand will be available only on show day.

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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 - FairRulesAnimalHealth2014.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, 2014. If renewal of membership is not paid by June 1, 2014, 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 combination 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 6/28/2014 - $100 per head if entry made at Championship Show or by mail, email or fax & received after 6/28/2014 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 13 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 12. 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 2014 WI Championship Show. If the fine is unpaid, the violators will be disqualified from the 2014 WI Championship Show. 3. Starting time for the Championship Show shall be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 14, with the Heifers and Junior Champion selection. The show will resume at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 15 with the Milking Cows. 4. An exhibitor meeting will be held Sunday, July 13 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, 2014. 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, 2014 (Open to exhibitors of any age) 3. Winter Heifer Calf - born December 1, 2013 - February 28, 2014 4. Fall Heifer Calf - born September 1 - November 30, 2013 5. Summer Yearling Heifer - born June 1 - August 31, 2013 6. Spring Yearling Heifer - born March 1 - May 31, 2013 7. Winter Yearling Heifer - born December 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013 8. Fall Yearling Heifer - born September 1 - November 30, 2012 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 March 1 - August 31, 2012 13. Senior Two Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2011 - February 29, 2012 14. Junior Three Year Old Cow - born March 1 - August 31, 2011 15. Senior Three Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2010 - February 28, 2011 16. Intermediate & Reserve Intermediate Champion Female (Junior Show) (Optional at District) 17. Intermediate & Reserve Intermediate Champion Female (Open Show) (Optional at District) 18. Four Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010 19. Five Year Old Cow - born September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2009 20. Six Year Old and Older Cow - born before September 1, 2008 21. 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) 22. Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show 23. Senior & Reserve Senior Champion Female (Junior Show) 24. Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Female (Junior Show) 25. Senior & Reserve Senior Champion Female (Open Show) 26. Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Female (Open Show) 27. Best Udder of Show 28. Champion Bred & Owned of the Show 29. 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) 30. Produce of Dam (2 animals, any age, & the progeny of 1 cow; dam must be named) 31. Dam & Offspring (dam and one offspring, any age) 32. Premier Breeder 33. 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 Executive Director 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 6/28/2014 $100 per head if entry made at Championship show or by mail, fax or email & received after 6/28/2014

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.

North 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 2014 - July 14 & 15, Mineral Point

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 12 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

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

2014 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 _____________________________________________________________________________

Vernon County Holstein Sale Saturday evening, May 10, 7:30 p.m. Vernon County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 14-27-61, north edge of Viroqua

A great line-up of Show Calves, Springers & Fresh Cows LLS! SHE SE





GTPI +2091

4-03 2x 305 32,840 3.7 1229 3.0 998 Selling a February Atwood daughter from VG-85 Apple Dreamer, then Delicious AppleRed, EX-96 Apple-Red, EX-95 Altitude, EX-93, EX-94, EX-96 August & 2 more EX dams. Daniel Hahn

2-02 2x 305 28,190 4.3 1205 3.1 868 A +2171 GTPI December 2013 Liquid Gold daughter of Comet sells. Next dams: VG-87 Cowsmopolitan, EX-90, EX-93, VG-85. Neil McDonah

4-10 2x 365 40,310 4.1 1637 3.1 1259 Her +1888 GTPI AltaIota daughter sells fresh in March. Also selling a Micha due to Atwood from Papoose’s VG-88 daughter. Next dams EX-91 Pandora & 3 more EX dams. Paul Buhr

2-02 2x 83d 5490 4.4 240 3.0 165 inc. This +2091 GTPI Escalade sells. VG-85 Oman dam with 26,950 3.8 1034 3.2 854. Wide-Open Holsteins

OTHER SPECIAL OFFERINGS: • Palermo from VG-88 Atlas with 41,440 3.5 1465. Next dams GP-82 Lou, VG-87, EX-92 Envy, EX-91, VG-85, EX-90 and VG-85. FOUR-OF-A-KIND PARTNERS • Socrates from VG Damion & 2 EX dams. HEATHER PETERSHEIM-METZLER • Durham from Blackrose family. VG-86 Jasper dam then EX-94 Stardancer, EX-96 Blackrose, EX-93 and 2 more VG dams. BOB SCHAUF • Atwood from 4 VG dams along with her Mayfield calf. GARY POPP JR.

• Goldsun from VG-87 Jasper from Elegance family. Next dams: EX-90 Encore, EX-96 Elegance & 4 more EX. GAMEDAY HOLSTEINS • Redliner yearling from VG-85 Shottle from Scarlet family. Next dams: EX-91, VG-85, EX-90, EX-91, VG-89, EX-94 Scarlet-Red, EX-95. GILDALE HOLSTEINS • September Atwood from GP Million out of VG Shottle, then EX-91 2E Durham, VG-89, EX-94 Broker Vidalia, EX-93. RANDY MORET

Sale sponsored & managed by Vernon County Holstein Breeders Association Sale Committee Co-Chairmen: R. Paul Buhr, 608-637-3480 and Steve Holte, Co-Chairman, 608-634-4545, e-mail: For more information, see the April ads in the WI Holstein News & Cattle Connection. Catalog available online at

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2014 Spring Barn Meetings a Success Uglow speaks on Feeding and Caring for Show Animals In March, barn meetings were held at three Wisconsin Holstein breeder farms. The feature topic was feeding and caring for show animals, presented by Nick Uglow of Vita Plus. At each of the three locations, Nick was on hand to answer questions and talk about some of the tips and tricks to remember when getting heifers ready for the tanbark. Nick provided recommendations for calf care in age groups of birth to three months, three to six months, six to twelve months and over twelve months of age. In the first three months of life, the most important things to remember are the execution of sound calf management, including providing quality colostrum, dipping the navel in 7% tincture iodine, and having a clean, dry maternity pen with no manure. Additional items to remember in calves under three months of age are kinds of milk replacer. Accelerated 26% programs can work, but pasteurized whole milk also works well if a viable option for producers. It’s also important to offer fresh, free-choice 20-22% starter with coccidiostat, in addition to clean, fresh water offered as early as five days of age. Uglow also recommended keeping hay from the diet until eight weeks of age to encourage starter intake. He also highlighted to try and separate stress events, such as dehorning, vaccinating and weaning, as well as establishing sound vaccination protocols with the herd veterinarian. When heifers fall into the three to six month age bracket, the goal moves to continue building bone and lean muscle mass, treating the heifer similar to an athlete. Small groups of calves are important, in addition to 20% protein in complete diets with high quality grain ingredients, and 150 or higher relative feed value hay. Uglow recommends top dressing with a high-quality protein source to address amino acid needs while monitoring grain needs based on individual heifer metabolism. Some additional key things to remember at this age are to keep the heifer’s environment clean, dry and ventilated, as well as using training to lead as a source of exercise. In the six to twelve month age group, an 18% protein diet is the target, and it is increasingly important to monitor body condition with corn and oat needs minimal. These requirements are similar in the one-year-old and older group, with a small amount of protein being added to the diet. Producers should also consider the energy needs of pregnant animals in this age bracket. Uglow suggested these additional items as words of advice for show heifer programs: • No silage in most cases, as it is not good for cage development • Fermenten may have a place in the diet as an additive • Microbials/yeast supplement may be helpful • Elevated levels of vitamins and trace minerals can also be beneficial • Clean, dry, adequate ventilation and a comfortable environment are key through all stages of growth

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Wisconsin Holstein members were out in full force at this year’s barn meetings, with over 350 total people in attendance for three meetings. The first meeting, held at Bella-View Holsteins, was the perfect kick-off to this series, despite the blustering cold temperatures. The Harbaugh’s heifer facilities include pens with headlocks, outdoor paddocks, an indoor wash rack and tack area, and office. Lynn and Sarah had their entire heifer lineup on display, including some impressive spring sale consignments and potential show heifers for the upcoming year. The next meeting was hosted by Oeh-My Farm and the Oehmichen family. The entire milking herd was on display, and included many members of the Mark Maui family. This meeting was so well attended that the hosts almost ran out of room in the shed for the presentation and program. Kim Bremmer of Vita Plus was also at this meeting to present her take on being an agvocate. The final meeting was held at Walk-Era Farms and hosted by the Walker family. Despite a rainy day, the meeting was again very well attended. John Walker concluded Nick’s presentation with some additional highlights of his own of things that the Walkers focus on for their show calves. The entire milking herd at Walk-Era was on display, and after the program, attendees were given a walk-through tour of the calf and show calf facilities on the farm. The Walkers utilize four indoor pens and a grass lot to give additional attention to their show group. Wisconsin Holstein would like to thank the Harbaugh, Oehmichen and Walker families for graciously hosting this spring’s meetings. For video coverage of Nick’s presentation at the barn meetings, check out the Wisconsin Holstein channel on YouTube or visit the web at There are also photos posted from all three meetings on the Wisconsin Holstein Facebook page.

Growth Benchmark Basics for Calf and Heifer Raisers Shoreview, Minn.: Raising dairy replacement heifers is a significant investment for most dairy operations. Monitoring performance and making adjustments as an investment grows is a key to optimizing return on investment. Without measuring calf growth from birth to weaning, post-weaning to breeding age, and then from breeding age to calving, dairy producers cannot effectively measure the return on their investment. That’s according to Gary Geisler, a calf and heifer specialist with Purina Animal Nutrition, located in Wisconsin. Set goals To effectively monitor growth rates, plan on evaluating calf and heifer growth every three months. If frequent monitoring is not possible for all age groups, focus on the youngest animals, says Geisler. Geisler references the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Gold Standards as a guide to setting the following calf growth goals.[1] Young calves (birth to 180 days of age): • Double birth weight from 24 hours to 60 days of age • Maintain 2.2 pounds per day average daily gain from 61 to 120 days of age • Achieve 2.0 pounds per day average daily gain from 121 to 180 days of age Breeding age heifers (13 to 15 months of age): • Weight of 825-900 pounds (or 55 percent of the weight of mature cows in the herd) • Hip height greater than 50 inches • Wither height greater than 48 inches Pre-fresh heifers: • 1,350 pounds (or 85 percent of the weight of full-term, pregnant, mature cows in the herd) • Body condition score at freshening of 3.5 (on a 5-point scale) • Target a 1.7 to 2.0 pounds per day average daily gain from birth to pre-fresh

pounds of milk solids per day or the equivalent of 2.5 gallons of whole milk or 2.5 pounds of milk replacer. • Lack of rumen development – Calf raisers often push too much forage too soon, says Geisler; this he says can result in delayed rumen development and a slump in growth. Feeding a calf starter with no hay (through 12 weeks of age) can help support proper rumen development. • Environment – Poor air quality and lack of proper ventilation in particular can hinder calf growth and performance, says Geisler. Regular facility walk-throughs are recommended to evaluate if air quality is a limiting factor. If asked, dairy herd managers can often recite their lactating herd performance metrics off the top of their head (daily milk production, average days open, cull rate, etc.). As calf and heifer operations continue to become larger and more profit-driven, it is time that we take that same mindset and apply it towards our calf operations to optimize the return on our investment. Doing so will help calves grow more efficiently and develop into cows with more lifetime profit potential. For more information, contact Gary Geisler at (920) 428-9128, email or visit Purina Animal Nutrition LLC ( is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers across the United States. Driven by an uncompromising commitment to animal excellence, Purina Animal Nutrition is an industry innovator, offering America's leading brands of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets. Headquartered in Shoreview, Minn., Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O’Lakes, Inc. Dairy Calf and Heifer Association. Gold Standards I and II. 2011.


Monitor performance An effective growth monitoring system hinges on time and equipment, notes Geisler. If planning a new calf facility is on the horizon, an efficient infrastructure for monitoring calf growth is highly recommended. A more likely scenario, notes Geisler is that calf raisers must make-do with existing facilities. This he says shouldn’t stop dairy producers from monitoring performance, as there are ways calf raisers lacking optimal facilities or the manpower effectively monitor calf growth, says Geisler. Monitor group weight When moving calves regularly with trailers from one pen/barn to another – weigh the empty trailer and then again once loaded to catch the group weight. In most cases, the calves will be roughly the same age, so an estimated average daily gain can be recorded each time a group is moved. Monitor individual weight Weight tape and hip sticks are effective ways to capture growth performance. An efficient time to measure individual animals is while they are locked up during feeding or routine health checks. Identify challenges, take action Consistent growth monitoring is important so that calf raisers can make more proactive management decisions. Catching management pitfalls early is paramount for calves and heifers to reach their full genetic potential. If calves and heifers are falling short of growth goals, it is important to take this time to gather employees to refresh feeding and management protocols, re-evaluate the nutrition program with a nutritionist, discuss with the herd’s veterinarian and check facilities to make sure that there aren’t any environmental issues holding calves and heifers back from reaching their full genetic potential. Geisler notes three common reasons he comes across when growth benchmarks are not being met: • Calves are not receiving adequate nutrition – Geisler recommends feeding a higher plane of nutrition to help support increased weight gains and structural growth. Full potential feeding is 2.5 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2014-21

District 6 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.

Dane County

2013 Adult Membership: 129; Jr. Membership: 51 Adult Association officers - President: Gary Swain; Vice President: Steve Endres; Secretary: Vicki Janisch; Treasurer: Joe Sarbacker; Director: Tim Griswold. Junior Association officers - President: Josh Opsal; Vice President: Elizabeth Sarbacker; Secretary: Sara Griswold; Treasurer: Joey Opsal; Reporter: Lizi Endres & Lindsey Sarbacker; Advisors: Amber Elliott & Shelly Sarbacker. 2013 was another great year for the Dane County Holstein Juniors. Dane County hosted the District 6 Holstein show in Stoughton, and the juniors ran a concession stand as a fundraiser. Special thanks to David and Candi Sarbacker for all they did for the show and making sure everything ran smoothly! The Dane County Juniors also had a very successful Junior State Fair, with many animals placing in the top 5 of their class, and winning first place junior herd. Members got to enjoy both a beautiful new facility and beautiful cows at the county Holstein picnic, which was graciously hosted by Langer Dairy Farm. At Junior Convention, Dane County Juniors participated in Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy, and had numerous contest room entries including photography, advertisements, and arts and crafts. Juniors also received various awards including DJM, YMR, Junior Progressive Breeder, and Long Range Production awards. Additionally Tom and Vicki Sarbacker received the WHY Friend Award. Finally, our annual banquet was held on March 23 at Rex’s Innkeeper in Waunakee. Bill and Pam Cooper were awarded the Outstanding Breeder Award, and David and Candi Sarbacker received the Bell Award. Cassie Endres was awarded the Distinguised Junior Member Award, and Lindsey Sarbacker received the Younger Member Recognition Award. The 2014 Royalty were also crowned, and Sara Griswold is the 2014 Dane County Holstein Queen and Allie Breunig is the 2014 Dane County Holstein Princess. The juniors held a dessert auction as a fundraiser. The Dane County Holstein Breeders will be holding their 2014 Twilight Meeting on August 23 at Swaindale Registered Holsteins in Deerfield.

topic of genomics as well as door prizes and great hospitality despite the weather. The Green County Junior Holstein Breeders are active year round. We held our annual meeting in October at the Turner Hall Bowling Alley and successfully mixed business with pleasure. We bowled and enjoyed pizza following our meeting and election of officers. Nearly two dozen members attended the state Junior Holstein Convention in the Dells, participating in many of the contests. The Klossner family was honored to receive a JAC friend award, Green County’s scrapbook earned top honors, Emily Makos was honored for her folding display and photography, Colby Steiner’s folding display was recognized, Brian McCullogh received 12 & Under recognition and was a Junior Dairy Jeopardy winner, Kelsey Cramer was a speaking contest winner, Rachel McCullough received a YMR award, Morgan Behnke was a WHA Scholarship recipient, and Breinne Hendrickson was named Wisconsin’s Outstanding Holstein Girl. Green County Juniors assisted with the Dual County Sale and attended the Green County Holstein Breeders’ awards banquet in March. This spring we will be busy with the start of the show season. Many members attended the Midwest Spring Show. We are hosting a county-wide, dairy fitting and showing clinic on May 18 at Jeremy and Kelsi Mayer’s farm in Monroe, and plan to welcome the first baby born in June at the Monroe Clinic Hospital with a basket of dairy gifts and dairy products. We also record messages to air on our local radio station promoting June Dairy Month. All are busy preparing their project animals for show and look forward to seeing friends from around the state at this summer’s district shows, State Show and State Fair and at the National Holstein Convention and Summer Holstein Picnic. Every other year in the fall, our association mans a food stand at Cheese Days in Monroe. We invite you to celebrate the event’s 100th anniversary  with us. We will be selling grilled cheese sandwiches, milk and homemade pie and ice cream September 19-21. This is our main fundraiser. We are fortunate to live a short drive from World Dairy Expo and will wrap up our year of Holstein activities in Madison, September 30 to October 4.

Green County

2013 Adult Membership: 90; Jr. Membership: 44 Adult Association officers - President: Todd Hoesly; Vice President: Roger Arn; Secretary: Kathie McCullough; Treasurer: Jeremy Steiner; Directors: Anthony Anderson, Aaron Breunig, Trent Hendrickson, Mike McCullough & Bob Meier. Junior Association officers - President: Taylor Behnke; Vice President: Paige Hoesly; Secretary: Haley Reeson; Treasurer: Kelsey Cramer; Reporter: Ryan Smith; Advisor: Nikki Cramer. The Green County Holstein Breeders hosted the annual Dual County Sale with co-host Rock County on March 15 at the Wisconsin Farm Auction Sale Barn in Brooklyn. This year’s sale averaged $2140 on 71 live lots. Shortly following the sale was the annual business meeting and awards banquet. The Breeders honored members with production as well as classification and breeding merit awards. Recently the organization recognized Glenn-Ann Holsteins: Nicole Hamaker and Tony Brewer, Traci Brewer, and Tami and Brian Behnke with the Outstanding Younger Breeder award and Jeff and Kate Hendrickson as the Outstanding Senior Breeder. A deserving junior member, Taylor Behnke, was awarded a scholarship courtesy of the Holstein breeders as well. The organization also holds an annual Holstein Picnic in the late summer/early fall. This year’s picnic was hosted by J&A Dairy, Jeremy and Amy Steiner and sons of Juda. It featured a presentation by guest speaker Kevin Jorgensen of East Central/Select Sires on the 22–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2014

2014-15 Green County Junior Holstein Association Officers (L to R) Taylor Behnke, Ryan Smith, Kelsey Cramer, Haley Reeson and Paige Hoesly.

Kenosha County

2013 Adult Membership: 11; Jr. Membership: 1

Racine County

2013 Adult Membership: 9; Jr. Membership: 1

Rock County

2013 Adult Membership: 57; Jr. Membership: 32 No report submitted.

Walworth County

2013 Adult Membership: 38; Jr. Membership: 9

Dear Wisconsin Holstein Members, We are looking for support in creating a traveling trophy in memory of John Klossner who tragically passed away following an accident that occurred while exhibiting at one of his favorite events, the Wisconsin Junior State Fair. John was a passionate member of the dairy industry and was very involved in 4-H, FFA, and Junior Holstein Association activities. The John Klossner Trophy will be awarded annually to the overall winner of the Junior Dairy Premier Exhibitor Contest at the Wisconsin State Fair. The Junior Dairy Premier Exhibitor Contest consists of four different events: Judging, Quiz, Skillathon, and Showmanship. These contests take place over several days during the State Fair and winners from each segment along with the overall winner, which is determined using combined scores of all four contests, are announced at the Dairyland Youth Celebrations at the conclusion of the Junior Dairy Show. John excelled in this competition and had been the high individual in the Judging and Skillathon portions of the contest before his accident at the 2013 fair. For the trophy, we would like to create a large “traveling” trophy with name plates where the overall winner’s name will be added on each year. This trophy will be awarded to the overall winner of the Junior Dairy Premier Exhibitor Contest along with a smaller version of the trophy. The large trophy will remain housed at the State Fair Park throughout the year and the smaller trophy will be for the winning individual to keep. This trophy will be custom designed to create a fitting representation of the contest and tribute to John. Our goal is to raise enough money to purchase the traveling trophy plus 10 to 15 years’ worth of individual awards at this time. Any additional funds will be set aside to be used for the purchase of individual awards in the future. If you are able to make a contribution to this award fund please make a check payable to the Wisconsin Holstein Association, c/o The John Klossner Trophy Committee, and send to 902 Eighth Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913. Thank you for your consideration and if you have any questions please feel free to contact any of us. Sincerely, The John Klossner Trophy Committee Beth Heinze - Kristin Klossner Liz Matzke - Larry Nelson - wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2014-23

Berryridge Observ Nancy-ET VG-87 EX-MS at 3-01 2-01 3x 358 34,837 4.4 1532 3.0 1057 • Carrying a Gabor heifer, due in June • 3 Numero Uno daughters • Nancy & her daughters are all heavily contracted • Heifers coming by Flame & Jaycee this spring • 2 Flame bulls on the ground for Semex • Her son, Berryridge Numro Niklaus-ET, will be released by Accelerated Genetics +2391 GTPI +1479M +70F +46P +5.1PL +735NM +3.23T +3.09UDC +1.87FLC Her Dam: Berryridge Toystory Naomi EX-91 2E GMD 3-01 3x 365 34,070 4.8 1637 3.1 1073 2nd Dam: VG-88 2Y Morty 2-00 2x 30,140 4.4 1331 3.0 908 3rd Dam: EX 2E Durham 4-03 2x 43,060 4.2 1803 3.1 1317

Endres Berryridge Farms LLC Steve, Jeff and Randy Endres

7094 Hyer Rd, Waunakee, WI 53597 • 608-849-3205 barn • 608-279-5952 Steve cell • 608-279-6054 Randy cell

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Other heifers we’re excited about from the Apples... • La-Follette Mogl Amber-ET - a Mogul from Ms Apples AddyET, bred with sexed semen to Mega Sire

• La-Follette RR Ari-Red-ET - a Reality-Red daughter out of Ms Apples Addy-ET

• Triple Crown SS Abbey-ET

La-Follette Bradnk Adair-ET

La-Follette Bradnk Adel-ET *RC

~ bred with sexed semen to Headliner

~ bred with sexed semen to Gold Chip

Dam is Ms Apples Addy-ET, a Destry from KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-96 2E DOM


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John & Joan Judd

- a Supersire daughter of Ms Goldwyn Adorable-ET VG-87; next dams EX-91 Ms Talent Applicious-Red-ET & EX-96 2E DOM Apple-Red

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Holstein Association USA Board Meets in Vermont

Brattleboro, VT: President Glen E. Brown presided at the spring Holstein Association USA, Inc. (HAUSA) board of directors meeting on March 20-21 at the Association’s headquarters in Brattleboro. The board heard reports from the Association Nominating, Audit, Genetic Advancement, Junior Advisory, and Type Advisory committees. Board Action The board approved the allocation of up to 5 percent annually from the Reserve Fund to be designated toward the betterment of the Holstein Association, its members, and the Holstein cow. At least half of that 5 percent should target breed improvement and research, with the remainder targeted on capital improvements and other projects deemed necessary by the Holstein Association USA board of directors and staff. The board discussed potential updates to the TPI® formula. Analysis of possible changes will be reviewed and discussed at the summer board meeting. The board heard a report on Holstein coat color and new research which has helped establish the Dominant Red trait, along with Recessive Red and its variations. During their deliberations, the board approved the use of new genetic codes for reporting gene results for Dominant Red: DR1 will denote animals that have been DNA tested and proven to be heterozygous for the Dominant Red allele (carrying one copy); and DR2 will denote animals that have been DNA tested and proven to be homozygous for the Dominant Red allele (carrying two copies). In further board action, the Association will remove “B/R” (Black/Red) codes from animals where their own coat color and/or progeny information makes it obvious they have the “wild-type red” allele and not the Black/Red allele. Additionally, the Association will use current research on Holstein coat color genetics to identify animals with the wrong coat color recorded. Once those animals are identified, owners will be contacted seeking their permission to remove the -RED from their animal’s registered name. The board approved an adjustment to the rules of the current Senior Prepared Public Speaking Contest, beginning in 2015. The modification will allow youth to use visual aids including posters, display boards, and PowerPoint presentations, etc. in this contest. In addition, the board approved a request from the Michigan Holstein Association to host the 2018 National Holstein Convention in Acme, Mich. at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. Proposed Bylaw Amendment The board approved a proposed amendment to the Bylaws Article III, Section 7 by adding the following language: “The Board of Directors will establish a schedule of deadlines for the process of nominating and electing delegates to the Annual Meeting.” This proposal will be presented to Holstein Association USA delegates in 2014 and, if passed, will become effective with delegate elections for the 2016 Annual Meeting. Guest Speaker Dr. Ben Dorshorst, Assistant Professor of Genetics at Virginia Tech University, addressed the board on “Polled Genetics and Its Future in the Dairy Industry.” During his interesting presentation, Dr. Dorshorst discussed the current and projected frequencies of the polled gene in the Holstein breed, and compared genetic merit of polled Holsteins and their horned cohorts.

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July 12-15

Mineral Point Lodging: Redwood Motel - 608-987-6500 Quality Inn - 608-987-4747 Dairyland Hotel - 608-987-3141 There are also Bed and Breakfasts in the Mineral Point area. More information on B&Bs in the area can be found at guestrooms Dodgeville Hotels - 10-15 minute drive from the fairgrounds Best Western Quiet House and Suites - 608-935-7739 House on the Rock Inn - 608-935-3711 Super 8 - 608-935-3888 Pine Ridge Motel - 608-935-3386 Belmont Hotel - 10-15 minute drive from the fairgrounds Belmont Inn and Suites - 608-762-6900 26–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2014

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Behnke & Dreier hired as 2014 WHA Summer Interns

The Wisconsin Holstein Association is pleased to announce Ashley Dreier of Norwalk, Wis., and Morgan Behnke of New Glarus, Wis., as our 2014 summer interns. Ashley and Morgan will be based out of the office in Baraboo, Wis. During the summer, Ashley and Morgan will serve in public relations and professional writing roles. They will work with the Wisconsin Holstein News in order to gather articles, testimonials, roundtable leads and writing breeder profiles. These ladies will be a vital part in creating content for the Wisconsin Holstein website, monthly e-newsletters and blog. Ashley will serve as the primary point person for the planning and coordinating of the 2014 WHA Futurity in West Allis, while Morgan will lead the 125th anniversary committee and projects and events associated with this celebration, to take place in 2015. In addition to these duties, Ashley and Morgan will attend district shows and daylight and twilight meetings to represent the association, assist in the development of a new membership directory, and provide various supporting roles through the summer to benefit the association. Ashley Dreier grew up on her family’s dairy farm, Hi-Lo Springs Holsteins, where she assisted with cattle care, calf registration, genetic selection, reproductive records and AI relief. She has also been involved in showing and judging cattle at the local, district and state levels. A December 2013 graduate in agribusiness and science technology from Western Technical College, Ashley currently works at Weber Family Dairy of Elroy, Wis. In this role, she is responsible for keeping records for all breeding services, milking cows, providing input on genetic selection, and AI relief. Ashley is looking forward to meeting producers across the state and attending the various Wisconsin Holstein events. Morgan Behnke is no stranger to the Wisconsin Holstein Association, having served as the 2013 Wisconsin Holstein Princess. Morgan is a junior at UW-Platteville where she is studying graphic design. Morgan’s previous experience includes working as an event specialist, as well we assisting Cattle Connection and the World Classic Sale during World Dairy Expo. She also operates Behnke Photography, taking family, children and senior portraiture. Morgan is currently a Holstein World Special Events Intern, providing writing and photography for the web. Morgan is excited to join the association in an intern role this summer. The Wisconsin Holstein staff is excited to welcome Ashley and Morgan and their talents to the team beginning May 27, 2014.

Junior Ownership Update

As we enter the summer show season, please remember 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, yearlings, and milking age animals. No transfer applications will be accepted at the shows. Partnerships between two juniors are allowed if both members are current Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association members. No other partnership qualifies for junior recognition.

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 and under age division being optional at each district show. Ages are as of January 1 of the year of competition, with juniors ages 11 to 15 and seniors ages 16 to 20. Youth may sign up for the contest at check-in time and up until a half hour before the showmanship contest at each district show. All youth participating must be a Wisconsin 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 divisions to the WI Championship Show contest. The 10 and under division will not be held on the state level, so any junior wishing to compete at state should compete in the junior division.

$$ Holsti-Buck Corner $$ May Holsti-Buck Questions

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.

May 2-3 June 12 16 16 17 18 18 19 22 23 25-28 July 14 14 14-15 27

Calendar of Events Cow Camp, Ferryville District 10 Showmanship Contest, 6:00 p.m., Plymouth District 2 Showmanship Contest, 9:00 a.m., Black River Falls District 6 Showmanship Contest, 6:00 p.m., Janesville District 4 Showmanship Contest, 7:00 p.m., Medford District 5 Showmanship Contest, 8:00 a.m., Baraboo District 8 Showmanship Contest, 6:00 p.m., Beaver Dam District 3 Showmanship Contest, 6:00 p.m., Lancaster District 7 Showmanship Contest, 7:00 p.m., Weyauwega District 1 Showmanship Contest, 7:00 a.m., Chippewa Falls National Holstein Convention, Dubuque, IA Junior Judging Contest, Mineral Point State Showmanship Contest, Mineral Point WI Championship Show, Mineral Point WHA State Picnic, hosted by Budjon Farms & St. Jacobs ABC, Lomira

August July 21-Aug. 2 WI Junior State Fair breed shows & Showmanship contest 9 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity, 5:30 p.m.

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ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

We had a great kick-off to the show season here in Wisconsin with the recent Midwest National Spring Show. Congratulations to all the exhibitors at the show - if this was any indication, it should be a great year for Wisconsin Holstein members in the showring. The entry form and rules for WHA District Shows is included in this issue. Please take a moment to read through the rules. While there are no major rule changes for this year, it’s always a good reminder so you’re prepared for our shows. The online entry system is available again this year - I hope you’ll utilize this tool for your entries. Not only does it help with accuracy on each entry but it helps speed up the process for catalog preparation, check-in and show results. A reminder that next month’s issue will include a special Midwest Holsteins section that is also the souvenir book for the National Holstein Convention in Dubuque, Iowa. This issue will be mailed to our usual MW Holsteins readership along with all of the delegates and national convention attendees. If you’d like to advertise in this issue please give me a call or email by May 7. Our July/August issue will be our annual Red & White issue. This year’s issue will be extra special as the Wisconsin Red & White Association is hosting the National Convention and we’ll be sending extra copies of our R&W issue to the convention. Call or email to reserve your ad space in the R&W issue by June 10 Now that the grass is green and the flowers are starting to come up, I’d like to remind you about our annual cover contest. We are looking for scenic photos of Holsteins to use in future issues of the News, breeder calendar and Midwest Holsteins. Submissions will be due November 15, but now’s the time to start looking for that winning cover photo! If you are hosting a Twilight Meeting or Summer Picnic and would like to get it on our calendar of events, just give us a call or email anytime! Until next time... 28–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2014




May 2014 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 3-4 Cow Camp, Sugar Creek Bible Camp, Ferryville 3 Ridge-Heights Dispersal & Milksource Select Sale, Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac, 10:30 a.m. 10 Vernon County Holstein Sale, Viroqua, 7:30 p.m. 11 WI Holstein Young Adult Committee Brewer Outing - contact the WHA office if interested in tickets 19 Janestead Complete Dispersal, Jim Janes, owner; Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac, 10:30 a.m. June 2014 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon & Wood counties 5 Sivan Holsteins Milking Herd & Springing Heifer Dispersal, Gary & Marlene Navis; managed by Great Northern, 11:30 a.m. 6 Platte-Vu Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Jack Brogley, owner; managed by Courtney Sales; Platteville, 11:00 a.m. 13 District 10 Holstein Show, Sheboygan County Fairgrounds, Plymouth 16 District 2 Holstein Show, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Black River Falls 17 District 6 Holstein Show, Rock County Fairgrounds, Janesville 18 District 4 Holstein Show, Taylor County Fairgrounds, Medford 18 District 5 Holstein Show, Sauk County Fairgrounds, Baraboo 19 District 8 Holstein Show, Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam 20 District 3 Holstein Show, Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster 23 District 1 Holstein Show, Chippewa County Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls 23 District 7 Holstein Show, Waupaca County Fairgrounds, Weyauwega 25 - 28 2014 National Holstein Convention, Dubuque, Iowa 29 Calumet County Sundae on the Farm, Grandview Dairy July 2014 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 10 Central Wisconsin Summer Event, hosted by Twin-B Dairy, managed by District 4 Holstein Breeders 14-15 Wisconsin Championship Show, Mineral Point, hosted by Iowa County 16 Pierce/Pepin County Twilight Meeting, Al & Tom Knegendorf Farm 22-26 50th Anniversary National Red & White Convention, Elkhorn 25 50th Anniversary National Red & White Convention Sale, Elkhorn 26 2014 International Intrigue Sale, hosted by Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna; managed by Butler-Fellers Auctions 27 WHA Picnic, hosted by Budjon Farms with St. Jacobs ABC, Lomira August 2014 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties July 31-Aug. 10 Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis 9 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity, West Allis, 5:30 p.m.

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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: 30–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/May 2014

May 2014 WI Holstein News  

May 2014 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring Barn Meeting Review, District 6 and District Show entry information.

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