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Volume 84 No. 10

Red & White Issue World Dairy Expo Results Breeder Profile: Walk-Era Farms District 5 Report

Willows-Edge Ad Mick-Red EX-94 EX-94MS 3-11 2x 345 33,226 4.9 1628 3.0 1013 ~ Fresh since July, milking 152 lbs.! 1st Junior & 2nd Open 5 Year Old & Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show, MN State Fair R&W Show 2012 4th Junior 5 Year Old, International R&W Show 2012 2nd 4 Year Old & Reserve Grand Champion, MN State Fair R&W Show 2011 Dam: Willows-Edge Ru Mesa-Red-ET EX-92 2nd Dam: Willows-Edge BJ Mission-Red EX-90

Willows-Edge Ad Melt-Red EX-90 EX-MS 2-02 2x 305 18,636 4.1 759 2.9 534 6th Junior 3 Year Old, International R&W Show 2012 2nd Junior 3 Year Old, MN State Fair R&W Show 2012 2nd Junior 3 Year Old, District 1 Show 2012 Dam: Willows-Edge Distrigen Mime EX-90 2nd Dam: Willows-Edge Broker Minah EX-90

Willows-Edge Mesabi Pip-Red 12th Fall Calf, International R&W Show 2012 2nd Fall Calf, MN State Fair R&W Show 2012 Sire: Willows-Edge Mesabi-Red (Advent x Ru Mesa-Red EX-92) Dam: Willows-Edge Kite Pitter VG-88 3-06 2x 365 32,608 3.9 1285 2.8 919 2nd Dam: Willows-Edge Durham Please VG-88 3rd Dam: Willows-Edge Milan Plush EX-90 4th Dam: Willows-Edge B Drew Plume EX-92

Premier Breeder: BAA: 111.5% Top BAA for herds 101-150 cows

’05, ’06, ’07, ’10, ’11 Midwest Fall National ’03 World Dairy Expo ’92-’01, ’04-’06, ’09, ’11 & ’12, District 1 ’94, ’96, ’97, ’03, ’05, ’06 WI Champ. Show ’96, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’02, ’03, ’10, ’11 MN State Fair

Henk & Bonnie Van Dyk Jordan & Claire New Richmond, WI 54017 PH: (715) 246-5454

Synergy Destry Amore-ET 3rd place Junior 2 Year Old, WDE Junior Holstein Show 2012 Dams: Synergy Lawn Boy Amelia VG-88 x VG-86 Outside x EX-91 Rudolph x EX-94 3E Dreamstreet Enchancer Alicia Amore has Red and RC full sisters as well as a Red full brother, 7HO11192 Synergy Always-Red-ET. Amore has daughters by Aftershock and Bradnick.

Synergy Absolt Surprise-Red VG-85 6th place Junior 2 Year Old, WDE Red & White Show 2012 ~ Owned with and housed at MilkSource Genetics LLC

Thank you to the MilkSource team - we have enjoyed watching Surprise blossom under your care. She has a June 2011 full sister at Synergy. Thanks also to Brian and Wendy Fust, trusted partners and friends who bred Fustead Sanchez Elma-ET, a winter yearling the boys also had a great year with.

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

Wisconsin Holstein Association 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 Phone (608) 356-2114 Fax (608) 356-6312

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: November 2012

VOLUME 84 No. 10

Features: 10 22 26 28 29 33

Breeder Profile: Walk-Era Farms World Dairy Expo results Wisconsin’s World Dairy Expo champions Red & White National Convention highlights Polled Genetics: It’s More than a Novelty 2013 Junior Convention registration form

Departments: 8 9 13 13 14 16 25 34 36 37 38

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs From the Office: Larry Nelson Breeder Business Cards WHA Annual Supporters Laura’s Holstein Letters: WHA Princess Laura Finley District 5 report From the President: Todd Stanek WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover features the Wisconsin junior members that took home Grand Champion honors in the International Red & White Junior Show at World Dairy Expo. Pictured are Kyle Demmer and Kyle Natzke with the Grand Champion, Ms Del-Hollow Javent-Red-ET, and Brett Hildebrandt with Reserve Champion Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red-ET. More World Dairy Expo results can be found starting on page 22. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012

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 Christianne Williams, Events & Financial Coordinator Sharon Maffei, Membership Coordinator

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Todd Stanek, President (2015)* - 715-456-8718 E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 Marci Walker, Vice President (2013) - 608-253-3003 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Paula Bovre, Secretary (2013) - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Matt Lippert, Exec. Committee (2015)* - 715-884-6578 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 Chris McCullough, Exec. Committee (2013) - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Todd Borgwardt (2013) - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Bill Calvert (2015) - 608-759-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Dan Cnossen (2014) - 715-302-1327 N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Kevin Jorgensen (2015) - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Tracy Nelson (2014) - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Chad Ryan (2014) - 920-960-1449 N4067 Twin Oaks Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Kent Wendorf (2014) - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION

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Sunny-Valley A Frito-Red-ET EX-92 EEEEE at 5-01 CTPI +1496 +3.14T +2.10UDC +1.70FLC 4-06 2x 365 31,812 5.4 1723 2.8 900 3-03 2x 365 30,720 4.5 1392 3.3 1021 2-02 2x 361 28,860 4.3 1229 3.3 939 HM All-American R&W Summer Yearling 2006 2nd Summer Yearling, Grand International R&W Show 2006 2nd Summer Yearling, WI Dist 3 Show 2006 2nd Summer Yearling, R&W Showcase 2006 Member 1st Junior Best 3, Grand International R&W Show 2006 6th Junior 2 Year Old Grand International R&W Show 2007 5th in Kingsmill Furturity, WDE 2008 10th Junior 3 Year Old, Grand International R&W Show 2008

• Daughters by Dusk, Goldwyn & Barbwire • Pregnancy to Redman • Embryos sold to Australia While no longer with us, Frito has certainly left her mark here at Voigtscrest. We are excited about her daughters in the heifer pens and look forward to watching them develop. Congratulations to the DeBuhr family for breeding a “Great One”.

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LARRY & KIM VOIGTS & FAMILY ADAM & KAREN VOIGTS & FAMILY 28230 College Farm Rd., Platteville, WI 53818 608-732-3923 Visitors always welcome!

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs J Gary and Holly Stankowski, Mosinee, welcomed their first child, Ella Mae on August 15. Ella weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz. and was 21 inches long. She’s already looking forward to feeding calves with her daddy. Congratulations! U Congratulations to Matt and Kristina Hopkins, Wales, who welcomed daughter Lillian Grace on October 3. Lillian weighed 8 lbs. and 15 oz. and was 22.5 inches long. O Annie and Pat McCullough, Juda, welcomed son Grant Patrick on September 21. Grant weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 inches long. He joins big sister Molly. Congratulations! K Congratulations to Cory and Dr. Clare Biely, Wautoma, who welcomed daughter Coraline Maya on October 8. Coraline weighted 9 lbs. and was 20.5 inches long. R Congratulations and best wishes to Ryan and Haley (Mell) Krohlow, who were married on October 19. E Our condolences to the families of Albert and Ann Greenheck, Frank Bauer Sr., Stacey Barrett, Margaret Kroning and Frances Mae Rufi who passed away recently. Full obituaries are printed below. The Wisconsin Holstein News encourages readers and members to submit information for the Wisconsin Holstein Briefs column. We are looking for news of a wedding, birth announcement, award winner or death that Wisconsin Holstein breeders should know about. High quality, submitted photos will be printed if space is available. Please submit your information to the Wisconsin Holstein News by mail at PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; or email to

Obituaries Albert Greenheck

Albert W. Greenheck age 76 of Lone Rock passed unexpectedly on Friday, August 10, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on August 13, 1935, the son of Cornelius and Mary (Thibault) Greenheck. Albert served in the U.S. Army and was married on July 27, 1963 to the former Ann M. Martin. He was proud of his service to his country. He was also proud of his family and his many years as a Wisconsin dairy farmer. He and his brother John pioneered the use of pivot irrigation in Richland County. Albert, Ann and their family bred and owned an award-winning herd of Registered Holsteins, including a Reserve AllAmerican and several others nominated as All-Americans. Along with Randy Schmidt’s family, the Greenhecks co-hosted Wisconsin Farm Progress Days in 2002. Albert was a warm and generous man, loved and remembered by countless family and friends. He covered a lot of territory, but never got far from home. Everyone will miss his smile and stories, many told from the window of his truck. Survivors include his wife, Ann Greenheck of Lone Rock, three children, Jamie (Steve Copley) Greenheck of New Orleans, Gregory Greenheck of Lone Rock, Jennifer Greenheck of New Orleans; a brother, Cornelius Greenheck of Lone Rock; four sisters, Lorraine (Robert) Westphal of Cross Plains, Agnes (LaVerne) Sutter and Louise (Sylvester) Sutter both of Mount Horeb, Pauline Lins of Spring Green; three sistersin-law, Nancy Greenheck of Lone Rock, Sally (Umberto) DiFiore of South Pasadena, CA, Nancy Chellevold of Summit, NJ; a brother-in-law, James Bolin of Rockford, IL; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius and Mary Greenheck; five brothers, Francis, Martin, Robert, John, Jerome “Jerry”; two sisters, Bernice Pulvermacher, Mary Kay Schwarz, an infant sister; four brothers-in-law, Jack Lins, Anthony Schwarz, Norbert Pulvermacher, Steven Chellevold, two sisters-in-law, Ruth Greenheck, Bonnie Bolin. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Greater Richland Area Cancer Elimination or the Lone Rock EMS.

Ann Greenheck

Ann Marie Greenheck, age 71 of Lone Rock, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at home with family surrounding her as she ended her five-year fight with leukemia. She was born on June 11, 1941, the daughter of James and Helen (Devine) Martin. Ann was married on July 27, 1963 to Albert Greenheck. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Ann taught at Muscoda High School before owning and operating, with Albert, Cold 8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012

Spring Farm in Bear Valley. Later, along with their son Greg, Ann and Albert acquired Martin Farms near Gotham, which was founded by Ann’s family in 1855. The farm was co-host of Wisconsin Farm Progress Days in 2002. Always interested in community service and local government, Ann served on the Richland County Board of Supervisors for more than 30 years, many as Chairman, just retiring earlier this year. Ann also served on other Boards and Foundations, including the Wisconsin Technology College System Board, Southwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Wisconsin Rural Leadership Board and Wisconsin Extension Committee. She defined the values of Richland County and Southwest Wisconsin. Ann was a loving and caring wife, mother, aunt, sister, friend and neighbor. She was accomplished, informed and unafraid to express her opinions. Ann will be remembered as an advocate for her community, always striving to do the right thing. Survivors include her three children, Jamie (Steve Copley) Greenheck of New Orleans, Gregory Greenheck of Lone Rock, Dr. Jennifer Greenheck of New Orleans; two sisters, Sally (Umberto) DiFiore of South Pasadena, CA, Nancy Chellevold of Summit, NJ; brother-in-law Jim Bolin of Rockford, IL.; many of Albert’s siblings, as well as nieces, nephews, aunts, other relatives and friends from across the country. Ann’s husband Albert preceded her in death only two months ago. Her parents, James and Helen Martin; sister, Bonnie Bolin; brotherin-law Steve Chellevold and several other sisters- and brothers-in-law also preceded her. Memorials may be made to the Pine Valley Foundation at Pine Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.

Frank Bauer Sr.

Frank P. Bauer, Sr., age 92, of Iola, Wis., passed away on Monday, September 24, at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. Frank was born in Waupaca on June 18, 1920, the son of the late John and Mary (Blechel) Bauer. On October 6, 1948, Frank married Patricia Huebner at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Neenah and she preceded him in death on March 9, 2002. He farmed in Scandinavia and Waupaca for over 65 years. He was a faithful member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church and attended daily mass. He was an Adult Altar server, a Eucharistic minister and an usher for 55 years. He served on the church building committee and was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council #3432. He was a member of the Scandinavia Co-op. Frank was a hard working man and never lost his interest in farming. He deeply missed the love of his life, Pat after her death. Frank is survived by his children: Frances (Steve) Heckman, Clintonville; Gregory (Kathy) Bauer, Stevens Point; Peter (Lisa) Bauer, Iola; David (Diane Thiele) Bauer, Scandinavia; Ann (Tom) Ruhoff, Scandinavia; Mary Ellen (Bob) Lewinski, Waupaca; Kathleen (Paul) Shanklin, Iola; Frank (Ruth) Bauer Jr., Scandinavia and Patrick (Tammy) Bauer, Scandinavia; his 23 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Patricia, a daughter, Ellen, two brothers, Otto & John and five sisters, Eleanor, Margaret, Mary, Emma and Anna Doyle. A Memorial Fund has been established in Frank’s name.

Stacey Barrett

Stacey Lynn Barrett, age 40, Mauston died on Sunday, September 23, as the result of an automobile accident. Stacey was the daughter of Thomas and Linda (Felber) Barrett and was born on July 10, 1972 in Tomah, Wis. She was raised on the family farm just outside Hustler, Wis., and graduated from the New Lisbon High School in 1990. She attended UW-La Crosse for several years and later went to technical college in Milwaukee. Stacey returned back to Juneau County living in Elroy and later in Mauston. She has been employed by Hess Memorial Hospital for the past 16 years. Stacey was a former Wisconsin Junior Holstein member and showed at the District and State levels with their Tirawley Acres animals. She continued to help with the farm’s animals at shows in recent years. Stacey liked drawing and crafting, but most of all she loved her children, Abigail (11), Jacob (5) and Noah (2). She is survived by her three children, Abigail, Jacob, and Noah, her parents, Tom and Linda Barrett of Camp Douglas, brothers Chad (Anna) Barrett and Jay (Erica) Barrett both of Camp Douglas, her sisters Keri (Jeremiah) Pfaff of New Lisbon, and Jodi Barrett of Fond du lac, her maternal grandmother, Janet Felber of Tomah, her Aunts, Margie Lowe of Hustler, Mary Alice La Duke of Minneapolis, MN, Eileen Barrett of Camp Douglas, Theresa (Don)

Alderman of Tomah, Lisa (Paul) Ridgway of Texas, her uncles, John (Trude) Barrett of Algonquin, IL, Steve Barrett of Cathedral City, CA, Gary Felber of Norwalk, Scott Felber of Arkansas, Kurt (Debbie) Felber of Merrill, Jon (Amanda) Felber of Necedah, and may other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John Felber and Thomas and Erma Barrett, her uncles Jerome and James Barrett, Len Felber and Rowe Lowe. The Barrett family requests that any donations be made to a fund at The Bank of Mauston for her 3 minor children.

Margaret Kroning

Margaret E. Kroning, 87, of Soldiers Grove, Wis., passed away Tuesday, October 9, at Vernon Memorial Hospital, Viroqua. Margaret was born in Aurora, IL on December 9, 1924 to Conrad and Letitia (Cassidy) Frisk. She was united in marriage to Clifford H. Kroning on February 6, 1944. They began their married life together in Aurora, IL and moved to their ridge top Registered Holstein dairy farm, Marclif-Ridge Farms near Soldiers Grove in 1955. This is where she and Cliff raised their family of eight children, instilling in them a strong work ethic, and love of the land. She was a member of Our Saviours Lutheran church and the Crawford County and Wisconsin Holstein Associations. She and Cliff were instrumental in organizing and managing the Crawford County Holstein sale for many years. They were also very involved in the North Clayton Cardinals 4-H club and Junior Holstein youth, hosting numerous tours on their farm, and chaperoning the Crawford County Junior Holstein members at the Wisconsin State Holstein Convention for many years. In her later years she enjoyed spending time with friends and family, attending various events of her children and grandchildren, as well as spending her free time playing solitaire. She is survived by her children, Richard (Peggy), of Abbotsford, Ginny (Rick) Foley of Gays Mills, Margie Nauman of Norwalk, John of Soldiers Grove, Janice (Bruce) Schellinger of Fennimore, Evie (John) Hamilton of Cuba City, Dean (special friend Deb Ronnfeldt) of Soldiers Grove, and daughter-in-law Ruth Kroning also of Soldiers Grove. Twenty one grandchildren, Eighteen great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Adele Kroning of Arizona, and many nieces and nephews as well as special friend of the family, Barbara Kroning. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff in 1996, her son Larry, also in 1996, and her sonin-law, Jerry Nauman in 2010. She was also preceded by her parents, two sisters and brothers-in-law Evelyn and Lee Prater, and Jean and Charles Price. Her in-laws, Harry and Erna (Gaede) Kroning, sisters/brothers-in laws Lucille and Phillip Phipps and Clayton Kroning. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the North Crawford Rescue Squad and the Soldiers Grove Fire Department.

Frances Mae Rufi

Frances Mae Rufi, age 84 of Monroe, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 9, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. Frances was born May 8, 1928 in Jefferson Township, Green County, Wisconsin, the daughter of John W. and Eva (Bacon) Rufi. She grew up on the family’s purebred dairy farm and graduated from Monroe High School in 1945. Frances helped her Dad on the farm until he retired and they moved to Monroe. Frances had and appreciation and enthusiasm for the Holstein cow and had a passion for showing this breed at local, state, and national events. Frances began showing Holsteins in 4-H at the age of ten, and 2012 marked her 73rd year as an exhibitor at the Green County Fair. For many years she helped show for the Lawrence and Elsa Salesman Dairy and Danny and Randy Wyss. She loved to travel domestically and internationally and in 1980 she was given the opportunity to attend a cattle show in Japan. Frances could be seen playing shuffleboard at the Behring Senior Center or giving blood at the local blood bank. She loved televised sports, volunteering at the Green County Dairy Breakfast, playing bingo and Uno with her friends, and could be spotted traveling the roads in her little red pickup. She is survived by her brother, Robert L. (Barb) Rufi of Monroe; a sister-in-law, Cleo Rufi; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1962; her father in 1978; a brother, John Burton Rufi; and a special friend, Elsa Salesman. Memorials are suggested to the Behring Senior Center or charity of one’s choice.

From the Office Hello WHA members, World Dairy Expo is complete and the leaves are piling up which means fall is officially here. That means we need to pay attention to a few important items in preparation of 2013 and finish off 2012 strong. Reflect back on your accomplishments, plan for 2013 and ensure you are going to have a great new year as a member of the Wisconsin Holstein Association. Keep the following items on top of your checklist this November: Membership Renewal If you are reading this article you should have already seen your 2013 membership renewal notice. Have you? If not, something isn’t right and you need to let Sharon know. Notification was sent from the office in the middle of October via your mailbox (green postcard) or inbox (email). We are trying a new method with our membership notices via email for those of you with one on file. We will resend to anyone that did not open our initial email send the beginning of this month. Please keep an eye out for it, let us know if you need any personal information updated and ensure you are ready for 2013. Junior Fundraiser The biggest and most important fundraiser for 2013 is currently taking place, the Junior Raffle! MilkSource Genetics has graciously donated a heifer as the grand prize this year to help sustain and build our Junior programs for the upcoming year. This is the most important fundraiser the Junior Association has. Don’t forget that your county receives a $1 back for every ticket sold in order to help fund your county programs and events. Tickets should be easy to sell as who wouldn’t want to own a heifer from MilkSource? Their track record in the show ring speaks for itself, so THANK YOU MilkSource! In order to reach those outside of the industry, we have items like UW Men’s Badger Hockey tickets and a golf package in the raffle. There is something for everyone, so start selling! If you need tickets, let us know. We would be more than happy to send them to you anytime. Sponsorship Opportunities If you were a supporter of the Wisconsin Holstein Association in 2012, thank you! Your contributions offered the events and programs that we all enjoyed as a member this past year. You should have received a notice about sustaining your current level of support and an invitation to be a part of new packages becoming available. If not, let Larry know! We are looking to get things in place sooner rather than later in order to give all sponsors the exposure and recognition they deserve throughout 2013. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, let us know. We will be offering exposure online via web and e-newsletters and have new ideas in place for the News in 2013. Let us know how we can work together in 2013! Summer Internship We are accepting applications for our 2013 summer internship until November 15, so time is running out to apply. Any youth currently enrolled in a two- or four-year university wanting to learn more about WHA and build their skill set for the future should apply. Our internship will offer a variety of opportunities and areas to learn such as event planning, basic marketing practices, database management, public relations and more. One lucky person will have the ability to learn fundamental principals that can be utilized in any industry after college. An agriculture major is not required but having a dairy background is preferred. 2013 Junior Convention Junior Convention is quickly approaching! There are a number of key deadlines coming due in November and December as it pertains to hotel reservations, contests, registration and more. The JAC’s have created new contests and events that will be taking place this year so make sure you check them out on the WHY Page on page 34. Also included this year will be a farm tour which includes stops at Larson Acres and Kuhn Knight. A special thank you to the Rock County Junior Holstein group for the countless hours and energy they have put in to ensuring a successful event! Keep in touch! Larry Nelson, WHA Execute Director wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012-9


Walk-Era Farms The Walker Family, Wisconsin Dells

The Walker family, front - left to right: Brett, Alli, Dean, Dori, Gracie, Libby & Emmy. Back - left to right: Jackie, Nora, Tom, Marci holding Oh My, John, Tim holding Charlie & Tracy.

Wisconsin Holstein board, and providing her leadership to the District 5 junior Holstein delegation. Tim and Tracy, along with their children Gracie, 10, Libby, 7, and Emmy, 3, are excited to continue getting their children involved in the farm. Tim helps with both the cows and crop work, and is also a graduate of UW-Madison. Tracy is a graduate of Cal Poly/Fresno State, and was a nurse before becoming a stay at home mom. uilt on family and faith, Walk-Era Farms of Wisconsin Dells is Tom and Jackie have one daughter Nora, age 1, and look truly where dreams of excellence are coming true. The Walker forward to the day she will be able to show and help on the farm. family has been located in the Wisconsin Dells area since Erwin and Tom, a graduate of UW-Platteville in engineering, focuses on the Ella Walker arrived from North Dakota in 1936. In 1957, their son crops and Jackie is a physical therapist. Dean married Doris, and they purchased the farm from Dean’s Susan is the oldest of the Walker children, and resides with her parents. At that time, the farm consisted of 240 acres, a 23-cow family in Portage where she is a realtor. stanchion barn, 20 grade and three Registered Holsteins. While the entire family is a part of the farm and stays very busy, The farm has come a long way since its birth in Wisconsin. In they still find time to enjoy the kids and activities they have to offer. 1963 a freestall barn and double-four swing parlor were built, and the John enjoys coaching little league and youth basketball. Tim likes to herd number grew to 70 cows. Dean and Doris’ sons slowly grew the hit the golf course and hunt, as well as teach his girls’ sports. Tom is number of Registered Holsteins through involvement in 4-H and a member of the WI River Coop Board of Directors, and hunts and showing over the years, and by 1983, the decision was made to shoots sporting clays. improve and expand facilities. That year a 100-cow stall barn was The Walker boys developed a passion for the show ring at an early built, with a double-five herringbone parlor. The decision to build a age, and attribute much of what they learned to Jerry and Al stall barn rather than freestall was a simple one for the Walker boys, Haberkorn. They have done a tremendous job of putting their as their desire to show and merchandise their cattle trumped the mentor notes to action, as the Walk-Era herd has bred 83 Excellent poorly designed free stalls that were being built in the 70’s and 80’s. cows, six All-Wisconsin and Reserve All-Wisconsins and four The most recent stage of construction and improvement of All-American Nominations to date. The quality of cattle in the facilities came in 2004, when the Walkers built a heifer and dry cow herd today through years of selective breeding can be seen in their freestall barn that holds approximately 25 cows and 60 heifers. 109.1% BAA that includes 20 Excellent, 65 Very Good and 20 Good Walk-Era Farms now consists of 825 acres with an additional 130 Plus cows. The herd’s RHA is also over 24,000 pounds of milk on rented, for a total of 800 tillable acres. All cattle are raised on site 2x/day milking. under the care of the Walker families. Even more impressive than the number of Excellent cows in the Perhaps one of the most unique aspects of the farm is that all barn is the number of outstanding show individuals that the Walker families involved today live within a three-mile radius of the barn. family has developed through a few key purchases made early in their Walk-Era is a family corporation, career. Pearmont-LTD Mandingo including Dean and Doris Walker Rose, EX-91 3E and backed by and their sons John, Tim, and Tom four generations of Excellent, was and their families. purchased as a yearling heifer in “Dad and mom are still a big 1988. Her resume included Spring part of the operation today; you Farms Citation Rosetta, a cow that will find dad out in the barn every was grand at the Royal Winter Fair morning,” John commented. “With in 1977. Rose has 31 Very Good families all so close to the farm, and Excellent descendants, includthere is never a dull moment.” ing four Excellent daughters - two John and his wife Marci, along by Raider, one by Kite and one by with children Alli, 13, and Brett, Roy. 10, are heavily involved in the cows, Walk-Era Raider Rhea, as John takes care of the breeding EX-91, has a Goldwyn grandand the family works with the show daughter in the Walker herd that is animals and feeds calves. John is Excellent at three years of age. a graduate of UW-Madison and Walk-Era Goldwyn Rayven is Marci from UW-River Falls. Marci from an EX-92 Integrity, and has is very active in the industry, serving two Shottle heifers on the farm. Walk-Era Goldwyn Rayven EX-92 as the vice president of the The Walkers are excited to work


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with Rayven and hope to flush her in a few months as she just Reserve Grand Champion at the District 5 Holstein Show in 2011. Her record at 3-02 2x and 365d totaled 34,026M with 4.3 1448F and recently calved for the third time. Rose’s Kite daughter, Walk-Era Kite Doublerose, EX-90 2E, also 3.4 1143P. Monarch has a heifer by Fever that was second at the has a standout daughter in the herd. Walk-Era Dundee Dorita, district show, sixth at state show and earned Reserve Junior Champion EX-92, has daughters by Sanchez, Atwood, and a VG 2-Year-Old by at the county fair. One of the most recent matriarchs added to the Walk-Era herd Pagewire. The highest scored of the Rose daughters, Walk-Era Roy Renita, is Holbric Ravage Orsmby, EX-93 3E. Nominated Junior AllEX-94 3E, spent a lot of her life in the Frozene herd. Renita was third American as a 4-year-old, Orsmby was flushed to Dundee early on and her daughters have packed a punch Junior 3-year-old at the International in the show ring. Walk-Era Dundee Oh Holstein Show in 2005, and High HonorMy, VG-87, was All-Wisconsin Winter able Mention All-American that same Yearling in 2011 and ninth at Madison. As year. Her record at 4-11 2x 365d yielded a Senior 2-year-old in 2012, Oh My was 30,507M with 5.0 1539F and 3.2 965P. first at the Midwest Spring National, first Renita has produced over 100 embryos, and Reserve Intermediate Champion at and has 31 daughters to date - two of the District 5 Holstein Show, and seventh these daughters call Walk-Era home. The in class at the Wisconsin Championship Walkers have an EX-91 Hi Metro and a Show. She is bred back to Sid for the 2013 VG-87 Fortune from Renita. season. Walk-Era Fortune Ravenna, VG-87, Walk-Era Dundee Oreo-ET, EX-90, is has been a founding block of John and another prominent Dundee from Orsmby. Marci’s daughter Alli’s show branch. Oreo was 1st Spring Yearling & Reserve Ravenna was Reserve Junior AllJunior Champion at the Midwest Spring Wisconsin Fall Calf in 2009, her winter Walk-Era Linjet Justine EX-92 Show, Junior Champion at the Wisconsin 2010 Sanchez was Reserve Junior Championship Show, 4th at WDE, Champion of the Junior Show as a calf Nominated All-American Spring Yearling and second at the District 5 Holstein in 2009 and is due in January. She has an Show this year, in addition to 9th at the Aftershock daughter that is just fresh, and Wisconsin Championship Show and a Sid pregnancy due in December. Junior Champion at the Columbia Orsmby has pregnancies by Fever and County Fair. Goldsun, and the Walkers are anxious for In 1995 Tim selected a three-year-old the next generation of her heifers to hit by the name of Carldot Raider June, the ground. EX-91, in Canada. June had three The Walk-Era team has made a Excellent daughters for the Walkers, but few additional purchases to work with, her best was Walk-Era Counselor Jena, including Liessels Outside Allie, EX-91, EX-93 3E. A prominent show cow, Jena who has at least nine daughters on the had six daughters that included EX-92 ground. They are also working with Linjet Justine. Justine’s record at 4-05 and KHW Distorted Humor, a VG-87 Jasper 365 days included 30,639M with 3.8 from the Altitude family, as well as 1206F and 3.2 990P. Justine was a tremenWalk-Era Durham Monarch EX-90 potential eighth generation Excellent, dous brood cow in her own right, and Crescentmead Jasper Walk-ET, a VG-88 produced one Excellent and three VG-87 two-year-old that is a standout young cow. Goldwyn daughters that are all excelling Finally, Welk-Shade Triumphant Kandy, as young cows in other herds. The EX-91, also has daughters at Walk-Era Walkers sold all but one of the VG and is from a fantastic show pedigree. daughters, and are excited to flush and After seeing the list of leading ladies in work with Walk-Era Just a Dream VG-87, the Walker’s herd, its no surprise to hear who is just fresh in her second lactation. that Durham, Counselor, Raider, Dundee, Raider June has a total of 17 VG and Kite and Advent have been among their EX offspring to date. She has transmitted most influential sires over the years. The phenomenal udders and style to her Walkers have stuck to a tradition of progeny, and has welded on some of the breeding with what works and keeping an best udders in the Walker herd. In addieye on the pedigrees and matings that tion to Jena, June had another Excellent produce high-type individuals. They like Counselor and an Excellent Broker. to understand the breeding patterns of In 2000, John and Marci set out to Walk-Era Dundee Oh My VG-87 sires before incorporating a large volume find another influential brood cow north of the border. They came across the David Brown herd and decided of them into their tank. The Walkers are currently using Fever, Afto purchase Cherown Strategy Marsha, EX-92 3E. Her dam was an tershock, Sid, Braxton, and Goldwyn sons Goldsun, Goldstar, Attic and Atwood. EX-94 Raider and granddam the EX-92 Mark Ruperta. Marsha has 20 VG and EX descendants in the Walk-Era herd The Walkers have done an outstanding job marketing select including two EX daughters by Champion and two by Outside. These individuals as project calves, consigning to sales, and selling dairy four Excellent daughters have combined for an EX-92 Damion, two replacements each year. Type remains a key component to their breedEX-91 Durhams, an EX-91 Advent, and an additional EX-90 ing and marketing programs, and allows them to show at all levels. Durham. Marsha’s most notable daughter, though, has been The crew at Walk-Era is excited to watch the fourth generation Walk-Era Champion Matrix, EX-90 2E. of Walkers become more active in the farm as the kids grow up. At Matrix was Nominated All-American as a Winter Yearling in this time there are no plans for expansion, rather, just plans to 2005, standing second at both the Midwest Fall National and Midwest continue improving the cows and families they are working with. Spring National shows that year. Her record at 6-0 2x 365d yielded It is really a family affair, and from the youngest to the oldest 35,845M with 4.6 1665F and 3.3 1174P. Her best daughter has been everyone is a part of the farm where dreams of excellence really are Walk-Era Durham Monarch, EX-90, who was second 4-year-old and coming true. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012-11

WHA Present s...

The 2013 WI Holstein Treasure Quest What is the WI Holstein Treasure Quest? This event is a celebration and promotion of high caliber calves and their breeders and owners. Proceeds from this event benefit the state association members and fund the state picnic held each year.

What can state members do to get involved?

State members can enter Registered Holstein heifers born between March 1 and December 31, 2012. Any state member can nominate a heifer using the form below. All entries must be received with a fee of $50 by February 1, 2013. Animals entered in the Treasure Quest shall remain in the program and be delivered to the Midwest National Spring Show for viewing. Members can also participate by purchasing a lottery ticket for the chance to win one of the entered calves. There will be 125 lottery tickets printed, and 123 of them will be sold for $100 each. The remaining two tickets will be auctioned off; one will benefit the WHA Scholarship fund and the other the WHA Juniors. These auctions will be held at the state adult convention and spring show, and the tickets purchased will automatically be in the top 12 drawing.

When and where is the drawing held?

The raffle drawing will be held following the selection of Intermediate Champion at the 2013 Midwest National Spring Holstein Show on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Ticket holders must not be present to win, however, they do need a representative to choose a calf or bucket on their behalf. Ten tickets will be drawn on the day of the show, and they will be joined by the two tickets auctioned for a chance to win a new Holstein calf. Eleven winners will receive consolation buckets, valued at $100 each and one lucky ticket holder will go home with a calf. The breeder whose calf is chosen will receive a check for $7000, and those not chosen get to return home!

Where can I get my ticket?

Tickets can be purchased from any WHA board or Breed Improvement committee member, or the state office by calling 1-800-223-4269.

Additional Information

All calves entered prior to spring show will be on display at the show and led into the ring at the time of the drawing. The Wisconsin Holstein News will feature a special section on the entered calves in the March and April issues. This is a great opportunity to promote the heifers entered!

WI Holstein Treasure Quest Calf Entry Form Heifer’s Registered Name ___________________________________________________________________________ Registration # _______________________________ Sire: __________________________________________

Birthdate ______________________________ Dam: __________________________________________

Dam’s Production Record: ______ Age ______ days ______________ M ________ F ________ P Owner’s Name: ___________________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________ City, State, Zip: _______________________________ Telephone: _______________________________

E-mail: _______________________________________

Signature: ___________________________________________ Due by February 1, 2013 to WI Holstein Association, 902 Eighth Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913 12–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012

o I have enclosed my $50 non-refundable application fee. Animals entered in the Treasure Quest shall remain in the program and be delivered to the Midwest National Spring Show for viewing. By entering a calf in the program, you are committed to potentially having the calf selected as the winner.

Annual Supporters of Wisconsin Holstein Preferred Holstein Enthusiasts

Brian Greenman, 920-322-1194

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

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.

B REEDER B USINESS C ARDS KRANZDALE SALES, INC. Dairy Cattle Buyer & Broker • Auctions & Appraisals

DALE & JOEY KRANZ Want to have a sale? Call us! N3931 O’Connor Rd. • Columbus, WI 53925 Ph: 920-623-2246 • Cell: 920-960-2566 • Fax: 920-623-0435 e-mail: WI Registered Auctioneer #1008-52 Animal Dealer License #124006-AD

Rickert Bros. LLC Home of Rickland Holsteins

Doug, Linda, Corey & Tammy Hodorff N3832 Hwy. W, Eden, WI 53019

Jim & Kelly, Greg & Laura, Andrew & Shannon, Don & Lila Rickert Eldorado, WI 54932

Tel: (920) 477-6800 • Fax: (920) 477-2520 E-mail: • Tel: 920-872-2982

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Manitowoc Culver’s Futurity Draws Large Crowds


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Happy Fall Holstein Lovers! Is it really October already?! Time sure flies when you’re having fun! Expo has now come to an end and it seems that the week we count down to all year was only here for a few days and now over! We all know how busy of a week Expo can be but I have to say, despite the bipolar weather, I had a FANTASTIC week! When I wasn’t in the ring spectating the greatest cows in North America strut their stuff, I was in the barn helping Budjon and Gen-Com. It was a perfect day to day for me, I was able to chore with phenomenal cattle in the morning, observe some extremely knowledgeable dairy men and women and wear a crown in the afternoon. That’s the way life should be! While at Expo I made some amazing friends, meeting numerous cowmen and women from Canada, Australia and Italy. I’ve been attending Expo since I can remember; I’ve been told that my Grandpa took me in my baby seat one year. But this is the first year I really understood the spectrum of importance dairy has on our world. I went out to dinner with my mother, Jill Stump, Jim Hoskens, Greg Mell and Maxine Glasshof and during conversation I learned how Japan admires Marlowe Nelson for helping bring dairy to their country. I think this is one of my favorite parts of Expo, all the reminiscing that happens when long lost friends get to come together for one week. Listening to these conversations teaches me more about our industry and background then school does! (But don’t tell my professors that…) I would like to remind any Juniors that would like to take over as the 2013 WHA Princess that the application is due November 1! And now here are my selling points... 1. You get to wear comfortable dresses on the hot summer days when you usually would be in jeans. 2. You get to see some of the best cows in Wisconsin. 3. You meet more interesting people in one summer then you have known your entire life. 4. You make life-long friends with people who have the same interests as you. 5. You work hand in hand with the JAC team, who are always a good time! 6. Did I mention you get mistaken for an actual Princess? Oh and the compliments are overwhelming! 7. You educate the public about our industry and it gives you the opportunity to make a difference! 8. It is one of the best summers I have ever had and I know I’ll never forget all the people and cows I’ve met/seen and the population I have educated. I hope this convinces some of you that have ever had a thought about running for the position! Even if you have a minor thought about it I encourage you to fill out the application, which you can find on the WHA website, because you never know if you don’t try! With that I’d like to wish everyone a safe harvest and enjoy the rest of your Fall season! Laura Finley


Need your message to reach every WI Holstein member? Advertise in the Wisconsin Holstein News! Our magazine reaches over 2600 WI Holstein members each month. Call Laura today to reserve your ad space for the December issue. 608-723-4933 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012

The 8th Annual Manitowoc Culver’s Futurity was held during the Manitowoc County Fair to an exceptionally large crowd this year. Due to the growth of the cattle show as a whole, the event was moved into the Ice Center to accommodate the growing number of cows and the crowd that gathers to watch this exciting event. With 23 cows tediously prepared and 23 leadspeople dressed to impress, attendees were able to view an exciting showcase of what Manitowoc’s Dairy Industry has to offer. Exhibiting in a futurity shows faith that your young stock will mature into prize winning dairy cattle. The cows in this show were entered in 2009, as small calves and shown as three-year-olds. They not only compete for placings, but also for the Best Bred and Owned, Highest Milk Production, and Best Dressed Exhibitors. First place in the futurity went to Siemers Goldwyn Glams-ET owned by Siemers Holsteins. It takes many sponsors to make this show run smoothly including those who donate time and resources. The local Manitowoc Culver’s, owned by brothers Scott and Kurt Levin, has been the primary sponsor of this event since it began eight years ago. As a major promoter of the dairy industry, the Culver’s franchise utilized 189,951,979 pounds of milk from an average of 8,183 cows in 2011 for its custard alone. Culver’s utilizes many other fresh dairy products including almost 500,000 pounds of Swiss Cheese, 2.25 million pounds of American Cheese and over 2 million pounds of cheese curds. And who could forget about those Butterburgers which require 912,000 pounds of butter annually. Agriculture, specifically the dairy industry is Wisconsin’s is number one industry. Manitowoc county is home of 293 herds. In 2011 there were 12,259 herds of dairy cattle in the state. The key to Manitowoc County being the number three county in the state for pounds of milk production is not the 49,500 cows in the county but the average milk production per cow of 24,900. This is the highest production per cow average in the state. The Manitowoc County Futurity Committee encourages you to make your entries for the 2015 Futurity. Once again this will be a class of three-year-old cows consisting of all breeds. (Which will be subject to change based on the number of entries and the size of the class.) The Futurity Committee will have the discretion of making the show consist of two or more classes, based on number of animals showing in their respective breeds. Deadline for the 2015 Futurity will be December 31, 2012.

The top three animals in the 2012 Manitowoc Culver’s Futurity include, from L-R: 2nd place Ringmaster Shimmer of PH owned by Proud Heritage Jerseys owned by Ben & Amy Vos Family, leadsperson Amy Vos on the halter; 1st place Siemers Goldwyn Glams-ET owned by Siemers Holsteins with leadsperson Crystal Siemers-Peterman; 3rd place Sunnyside Mel Aspen-ET owned by Sunnyside Dairy Farm, Bill and Todd Borgwardt with Todd as leadsman.

Frozenes Shottle Rayann-ET VG-87 VG-MS at 3-06 +1884 GTPI 2-09 305 26,998 3.7 982 3.1 838 365 proj. 31,000M 1150F ~ Purchased at the Frozene Farms Dispersal 2012 ~ A.I. interest ~ Pregnant with twin bulls by Mogul Sire: Picston Shottle Dam: Papps Lou Rapture-ETS EX-91 maternal sisters: • Pappys Goldwyn Rave VG-88 2Y, All-American & All-Canadian Winter Yearling 2011 • Pappys Sept Storm Rhoda EX-90 2nd Dam: Markwell Durham Raven-ET EX-93 3rd Dam: Markwell Rudolph Rhoda-ET EX-92 4th Dam: Markwell Bstar E Raven-ET EX-95

Gunderson dairy Genetics

Airling Gunderson & Partners

N6465 Schwantz Rd., Pardeeville, WI 53954 608-429-9960 • Cattle housed with Darren & Kaye Dosemagen, Rio, WI



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Thank you to all of the supporters of our District 5 Juniors. Our second year was even better than the first watch for more great things to come!

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Young Adult Education Award applications due November 15 Adams


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District 5 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The December issue will feature District 6 - Dane, Green, Kenosha, Racine, Rock & Walworth counties.

Adams/Marquette Counties

2012 Adult Membership: Adams - 4, Marquette - 12; Jr. Membership: Adams - 3, Marquette - 6 Adult Association officers - President: Greg Hockerman; Vice President: Tom Lyon Jr.; Secretary/Treasurer: Nicky Rueth; Directors: Tom Frozene & Jason Hockerman.

Columbia County

2012 Adult Membership: 28; Jr. Membership: 12

Green Lake County

2012 Adult Membership: 9; Jr. Membership: 1

Juneau County

2012 Adult Membership: 12; Jr. Membership: 7 Adult Association officers - President: Richard Sheahan; Vice President/Secretary: John Roloff; Treasurer: Sandra Madland; Junior Advisor: Sandra Madland.

Sauk County

2012 Adult Membership: 46; Jr. Membership: 20 Adult Association officers - President: Jody Behn; Vice President: Mike Holschbach; Secretary: Lisa Evert; Treasurer: Chris Meyer.

District 5 Junior Holstein Group

Junior Association officers - President: Garrett Madland; Vice President: Adam Field; Secretary: Theresa Madland; Treasurer: Johanna Madland; Historian: Alli Walker; At-Large Directors: Abby Field, Levi Kindschi and Katelyn Brunn; Junior Advisors: Marci Walker, Sandy Madland & Theresa Field. The District 5 Juniors had a busy year beginning with their first convention as a new group. Members participated in dairy bowl, jeopardy, scrapbook and speech. Abby Field and Alli Walker received the 12 and Under Recognition award and Theresa Madland was selected for the farm tour. Two advanced to the National Convention, Abby Field (speech) and Adam Field (Dairy Jeopardy.) The group had a great time and came home with the Spirit Award!  In January, members braved cold temperatures and enjoyed a great tour of MilkSource Genetics. The second annual dairy day in March was attended by 35 members. There were workshops on showing, fitting and dairy judging with Bob Hagenow and Mark and Nicky Rueth.  The day ended with an ag olympics. At the District 5 Show juniors handed out treats to the adult exhibitors and auctioned off dairy baskets and semen certificates. New officers were also elected. District 5 Juniors had a judging team at State Championship Show and was very excited to place as the top junior team. We had two juniors place in the top ten. In September we had a picnic in Westfield and enjoyed a tour of the Lyon’s farm and the Hockerman family’s new calf facility.  We also enjoyed another great judging workshop with Bob Hagenow.  We wrapped up the fall with a Haunted Hay Ride and Hay Maze at Red Ridge Ranch. Currently the juniors are busy getting ready for dairy bowl and their next junior convention.

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The Wisconsin Holstein Association’s Young Adult Committee will be offering monetary awards for young adults to attend educational events in 2013. To apply for a Young Adult Award, interested applicants should call the WHA office or visit the website at Applicants must be a member of the Wisconsin Holstein Association and their primary source of income should be from the farm. Educational events include, but are not limited to, Young Dairy Leader’s Institute, World Dairy Expo, and World Ag Expo. Applications must be submitted by November 15 and winners will be announced prior to the 2013 Adult Convention. For more information or an application, visit the WHA website at or call the office at 1-800-223-4269.

See what one of our 2012 winners had to say about her experience... Sandy Madland, Lyndon Station Tell a little about yourself. I farm with my husband Troy and my children, Garrett, Theresa and Johanna, at Lyndell Dairy in Lyndon Station, WI. We have a 420 cow Holstein herd (about 1/3 are Registered) and farm 1600 acres. I spend my time on the dairy feeding calves, managing cows and nutrition. I also do all the HR, accounting and payroll for the farm. Our family joined WHA about six years ago. We also belong to the Juneau County Holstein Breeders and District 5 Junior Holsteins. Why did you complete the YAC Educational Award application? I actually didn't realize this award existed until I was encouraged by another WHA member to apply for it. Over the past few years our family has tried to become more involved in with Holstein activities and I have become a co-advisor for District 5 Junior Holsteins. I know I need to stay up to date with what is going on in the Holstein industry to be an effective advisor and profitable Holstein breeder. I enjoy attending continuing education events and this award would help me offset the cost of attending them. What dairy industry event did you attend? What did you learn from the event? I was able to attend the Wisconsin Holstein Convention in February, PDPW Business Conference in March and Ag Women’s Summit in April. At the WI   Holstein Convention I enjoyed the National Holstein meeting where I learned more about the capabilities of the Holstein USA website and other software offered by Holstein. At PDPW I concentrated on cow comfort issues and nutrition. I learned more about cow cooling strategies and alternative feed sources ( both handy during this hot dry summer). At Ag Women’s Summit the focus was more on life/work balance and keeping yourself organized. Tips I learned there I use everyday. What is your favorite Wisconsin Holstein or dairy industry event and why? My favorite dairy industry event is definitely World Dairy Expo. It is always a mini vacation for me.  I can browse the exhibition halls and contact vendors I’m interested in, watch fantastic cattle shows, and catch up with lots of friends. What has been your most memorable moment in the dairy industry? Our kids purchased an Aftershock winter yearling (Sunny-Valley Aftrshk Lacoon) from the DeBuhr family’s Sunny-Valley Dispersal Sale. She calved in with a nice Destry heifer and was scored VG-85. We were happy to have her pictured and featured in many ABS Global Aftershock ads. She also did well in the show ring this year and was Grand Champion of the Junior Show for District 5. We are excited to see what the future holds for her. Would you recommend others complete the YAC application? The YAC Educational award application is well worth filling out. The application is not hard - it helps you reflect on where you’ve been and set goals for where you want to go. Everyone needs to keep learning new things - to better ourselves, our farms and our industry.

Our early Aftershock daughter,

Sunny-Valley Aftrshk LACOON VG-85 VG-MS at 2Y 1-11 279 23,168 3.9 895 3.1 715 inc. Grand Champion, District 5 Junior Show 2012 Supreme Cow, Juneau County Fair 2012 • Lacoon has a December 2011 Destry daughter and is due back in December 2012 to Fever

Thanks to Wayne DeBuhr for breeding this cow, we’ve been having a great time showing her off! Garrett, Theresa and Johanna would like to thank the adults and juniors in District 5 for all their help and encouragement this show season.



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N864 County Road J, Lyndon Station, WI 53944 608-393-2515 Sandy cell 608-393-6408 Garrett cell

Wisconsin Convention Futures Sale brought to you by the WHA Young Adult Committee Friday, February 22, 2013 - Wausau Stoney Creek Inn, Rothschild, WI

Now looking for consignments! Please contact one of the following committee members to consign: Bob Traynor Chad Ryan Steve Berland Kevin Jorgensen Paul Trapp

715-977-0499 920-960-1449 507-254-5281 920-210-3992 608-332-0079

Jay Jauquet 608-279-3222 Chris McCullough 608-214-9742 Tony Brey 920-495-2555 Mitch Amundson 608-732-1641 Nick Sarbacker 608-698-2855

Visit the Wisconsin Holstein Website for up-to-date information & consignments. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012-17


Rosedale Tea-Rose

EX-96 4E


4-03 2x 228 28,636 3.2 865 3.0 872 inc. proj. 305 36,644 1172 1137 Redliner x Durham x REDROSE EX-96 4E

• 2nd 4 Year Old & 1st B&O, International R&W Show 2012 • Nasco Type & Production Winner, International R&W Show 2012

Redrose, Tea-Rose photos © Beth Herges

Tea-Rose is currently being flushed and has Apples Armani and Absolute embryos available.

Rosedale 2 Hot 2 Handle-Red

Rosedale Lucky-Rose-Red Perseus x VG-86 Sanchez x REDROSE EX-96 4E • 1st & 1st B&O Summer Yearling, International R&W Show 2012 • 3rd Summer Yearling, District 5 Show 2012 Dam is currently being flushed... inquiries welcome!

Rosedale Serephena-Red

Greenlea Artie x EX-91 Sept Storm Mr Burns x Gold Chris x VG-88 Advent x EX Lee x Paradise EX-96 2E x REDROSE EX-96 4E • 7th Spring Yearling, International R&W Show 2012 • 7th Winter Calf, International R&W Show 2012 • 2nd Spring Yearling, District 5 Show 2012 • Lucky-Rose, 2 Hot 2 Handle and Serephena combined to take home the 2nd place Junior Dam has Absolute & Contender embryos available. Best 3 group at the International R&W Show

s REDROSE continues to graze our pastures, her offspring continue to develop and impress us and numerous visitors. Stop in anytime to view the herd and see for yourself A the tremendous transmitting ability of the Blackrose/REDROSE and Paradise families. 2012 WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION

We are overcrowded and short on feed - all milk cows have been priced! Call or email for an updated herd and embryo list.


3066 Cty. G, Oxford, WI 53952 (608) 584-5853 Ph/Fax Mark: 920-988-3070 Nicky: 920-988-9570



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Walk-Era Dundee Oreo EX-90

Walk-Era Dundee Oh My VG-87

2-04 365 23,044 4.8 1091 3.4 803 3-07 305 21,665 4.8 1031 3.4 738

Due in March to Sid

Milking daughter by Aftershock, due in Jan. to Attic & Sid pregs. due in Dec. • Nominated All-American Spring Yearling 2009 • 4th Spring Yearling, International Holstein Show 2009 • Junior Champion, WI Championship Show 2009 • Junior Champion, District 5 Show 2009 • 1st Spring Yearling & Reserve Junior Champion, MW National Spring Show 2009

Walk-Era Family, back l to r: Jackie, Nora, Tom, Oh My, Marci, John, Charlie, Tim & Tracy. Front: Brett, Alli, Dean, Dori, Gracie, Libby & Emmy

Oh My & Oreo stem from Holbric Ravage Orsmby EX-93 3E who was purchased at the first Holbric Sale and has produced some super show animals for us. Orsmby herself was Nominated Junior All-American 4 Year Old in 2004. She is no longer with us, but also has a VG Explode and pregnancies by Goldsun and Fever. Charlie was purchased as an embryo from Crescentmead. She and Oh My have always been neck and neck as they have developed; their future continues to be exciting!

• 1st Senior 2 Yr Old & Res. Intermediate Champion, District 5 Show 2012 • 1st Senior 2 Yr Old, Midwest National Spring Show 2012 • 7th Senior 2 Yr Old, WI Championship Show 2012 • 9th Winter Yearling, International Holstein Show 2011 • All-Wisconsin Winter Yearling 2011 • 2nd Winter Yearling & Res. Junior Champion, District 5 Show 2011 • 2nd Winter Yearling, Midwest National Spring Show 2011

Crescentmead Jasper Walk-ET “Charlie” VG-88 Dam: Ames-Way Storm Charleze EX-93 & 6 more generations of EX! • 1st Winter Yearling & Junior Champion, District 5 Show 2011 • 7th Winter Yearling, MW National Spring Show 2011 • 4th Winter Yearling, WI Championship Show 2011



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N9036 Lewiston Station Road Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 John 608-432-3113 Tim 608-697-2922 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012-19

Announcing the 2013 Edition of

Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac, WI We are excited as an Association to once again offer an elite selection of Wisconsin’s finest. No other state has the number of great breeder herds that Wisconsin features. “The Showcase Sale” will be just what the name implies: A showcase of great young cows from great cow families, fancy show calves and heifers ready for the 2013 tanbark trail, elite genomic calves with super individual type from a heritage of type and production. This is your opportunity as breeders young and old to improve your herd by adding a special one with a pedigree to breed true. If you are interested in consigning, we want one of your best! This is, after all, a showcase of Wisconsin’s best. Selectors: Kevin Jorgensen, 920-210-3992 Chad Ryan, 920-960-1449 Chris McCullough, 608-214-9742 Lynn Harbaugh, 920-420-1524 Dan Cnossen, 715-302-1327 Paul Trapp, 608-332-0079

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Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red EX-91 EEEEE at 4-06 2-01 365 24,530 3.8 920 3.1 749 4-02 209 22,394 3.7 823 2.7 612 inc. 5th Open & 1st Junior 4 Year Old, International R&W Show 2012 Champion Bred & Owned, Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show, International R&W Show 2012 Grand Champion Bred & Owned Holstein & Reserve Supreme Champion Bred & Owned, WI Junior State Fair 2012 1st 4 Year Old & Grand Champion, WI R&W State Open & Junior Show 2012 Nom. Junior All-American Red & White Senior 2 Year Old 2010 - Completes 5 generations EX and 13 generations of VG or EX from the Sky-Hi Mars Helen family; completes 7 generations over 30,000 milk! - GP-82 2Y Destry & June 2012 Colt P daughters Dam: Milgene SS Jez-Red EX-90 EX-MS 5-09 339 32,700 3.9 1266 2.9 951 inc. 2nd Dam: Milgene Tribute Jessica-Red EX-91 2E EX-MS 7-08 365 33,069 3.8 1242 3.2 1066 3rd Dam: Fitz-Sher-Hill Dur Jemini *RC EX-93 2E DOM 7-09 365 30,386 3.6 1084 2.9 870 4th Dam: Fitz-Sher-Hill Janella-ET EX-90 2E 7-11 365 31,940 3.2 1025 3.1 989 5th Dam: Ja-Bob Jubilance-Red-ET VG-89 5-11 365 30,780 4.2 1283 3.1 958 6th Dam: Sky-Hi Mars Helen-ET EX-92 4E GMD DOM 10-0 365 30,180 3.9 1174 3.2 964 7th Dam: Sky-Hi Boots Honey VG-86 EX-MS GMD 8th Dam: Sky-Hi Majority Honey EX-90 3E GMD Next 4 dams: VG-86, VG-86, VG-85 Can 2*, VG Can 1*

Milgene Tribute Jessica-Red EX-91 2E EX-MS 7-08 365 33,069 3.8 1242 3.2 1066 1st 125,000 lb. Cow, MW National Spring Show 2012

Milgene Holsteins Alvin, Roger, Jared, Ty & Brett Hildebrandt N2963 Cty. Rd. R, Hustisford, WI 53034 Ph/fax: (920) 349-3075 Cell: (920) 285-7275 Email: wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012-21

2012 World Dairy Expo Results Following are the Wisconsin animals/breeders that placed in the top 10 at World Dairy Expo. For complete results, visit the World Dairy Expo website at Junior 2 Year Old

1st 3rd

International Junior Holstein Show Spring Calf 1st


Siemers Gwyn Glam Thisup-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Siemers Braxton Alexa-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Winter Calf

2nd Fischerdale Windbrook Etta, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona 4th Crave Alex Glamourous 6984, Roseanne Crave, Waterloo 5th Siemers Guthrie Hay-Belle-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 8th Milksource Gldwn Jessica-ET, Benjamin Powers, Menomonie 10th Siemers Guthrie Hayasdoll-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Fall Calf 1st

3rd 4th 8th 9th

(B&O) Siemers Dstry Sunraygal-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Fischerdale Fever Estero-ET, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona Ziems Dusk Lila, Renee Pierick, Prairie du Sac Holzer O A Misty Sid, Nicole Ballweg & Karlee Ketelboeter, Dane Rock-N-Hill Garret Liz, Garrett Lederman, Brodhead

Summer Yearling

2nd 5th 7th 9th 10th

Langer Dundee Bubbles-ET, Jenna Langer, DeForest Siemers Fvr Hiadream-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Crestbrooke Atlantic Varmet, Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac Stranshome Gold Saffron-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma Milksource Laurin Connie-ET, Benjamin Powers, Menomonie

Spring Yearling 3rd 6th

Vellhaven Ali Braxton Miracle, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Crestbrooke Gap Torrie-ET, Kyle Natzke & Laura Finley, Fond du Lac

Winter Yearling 5th

Siemers Dundee Goldn-One-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 8th Brunland Sanchez Dakota, Kristen & Jenna Broege, Janesville 10th Sunview Alexander Miami, Adam & Abby Field, Reedsburg

Cavanaleck Lana Rae-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Synergy Destry Amore-ET, M, C & E Jauquet & M, C & S Haack, Pulaski 6th BVK Atwood Abilene-ET, Mike & Megan Moede, Algoma 8th Milksource Advent Esther-ET, Eva Doornink, Baldwin 9th BHHD Lil-Gold-ET, Nicole Ballweg, Dane 10th Roxy-Dane Spirte Rochelle, Seth Elsner, Fort Atkinson

Senior 2 Year Old

2nd Ryan-Crest Sanz Extacy-ET, Kyle Natzke & Dylan Ryan, Fond du Lac 3rd Ehrke Ytina Gold Athiena, Cierra Ehrke Essock, Fort Atkinson 4th Vision-Gen Snz Whip-A770-ET, C, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 6th Jeffrey-Way Dundee Thistlee, Brooks Hendrickson, Belleville 7th Hoesly Dundee Rhianna, Jake & Paige Hoesly, Brodhead 8th Ms Jacobs Sanchez Janna-ET, Jordan & Claire Van Dyk, New Richmond 10th Paradise-D Alan Gloria, Andrea Pagenkopf, Lancaster

Junior 3 Year Old

2nd Siemers Goldwyn Glams-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 3rd Fischerdale Damion Reality, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona 4th Duckett, Spirte Expresso, Trent & Travis Schafer & Austin Nauman, Norwalk 5th Quad-R Lyman Mustang, Tanya & Ryan Smith, Monticello 8th Hill-Ton Sanchez Eternal, Charles Hamilton, Cuba City 9th Paradise-D Shotl Powder, Andrea Pagenkopf, Lancaster

Senior 3 Year Old 1st

Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma 5th Luck-E Dundee BlizzardET, Trent & Travis Schafer, Norwalk 6th Ms Crescentmead Gld Aqua-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma 9th Jeffrey-Way Tullion, Breinne & Brooks Hendrickson, Belleville 10th Pfaffsway Aspen Breeze, Larissa & Olivia Pfaff, Alma Center

Intermediate Champion

Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma

4 Year Old 5th

7th 8th 9th

Fall Yearling 1st


Crave Dusk Penny 6262, Roseanne Crave, Waterloo Whitnell Duplex Layla, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Fall Yearling in Milk 1st

4th 5th

Dougal Lea Goldwyn Danita, Kyle Natzke & Cally Stroebel, Fond du Lac Ms L-Maples-Bo Sg Durham 46, Jenna Langer, DeForest Siemers Atwood HiaBell-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

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Mar-Linda-K Affirm Raelynn, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma Jeffrey-Way Tarita-TW, Breinne & Brooks Hendrickson, Belleville Rob-Cri Strmtic Manitoba-ET, Briana Adamavich, Plymouth Blondin Jasper Billabing, Kyle Natzke & Nicholas Schuster, Fond du Lac

5 Year Old 7th

(B&O) Willows-Edge Advent Malika, Jordan Van Dyk, New Richmond 8th Lookout Dundee Loggan-ET, Travis & Trent Schafer & Patrick Johnson, Norwalk 10th B-Long Tootsy Pop-ET, Bret Long, New London

6 Year Old & Older 1st

Hylite SS Alasandra, Andrew Sell & Mitch Immel, Fond du Lac 2nd Dark-Horse Outside Diesel, Travis & Trent Schafer, Norwalk 3rd Dalin Durham Taffy-ET, Brodie Bunkelman, Edgar 4th Paradise-D Rudy Gudie, Andrea Pagenkopf, Lancaster 5th Paradise-D Shotl Glystal-ET, Andrea Pagenkopf, Lancaster

125,000 lb. Cow 1st

(B&O) Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS, Crystal SiemersPeterman, Newton

Champion Bred & Owned

Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Cleveland

Grand Champion

Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma


Lyn-Vale Holsteins, William Schultz III, Waldo

Dry Cow

2nd (B&O, Prod) Scenic-Edge Jellybean-Red, David & Yvonne Preder & Rodney Bohnhoff, Plymouth 4th Vande Redliner Halo-Red, Shawon Vande Zande, Waupun

Junior 2 Year Old 6th

Synergy Absolute Surprise-Red, Synergy Dairy & Milksource Genetics, Pulaski 8th Critter-Ridge Reba-Red-ET, Siemers Holsteins, Newton 9th Westphalia SS Amaryllis-Red, Grady Wendorf, Ixonia (1st Jr) Wilstar Lion K 7409-RedET, Kayli, Kalista & Kaianne Hodorff, Eden

Senior 2 Year Old 1st


International Red & White Show Spring Calf

4th 5th 6th 7th

Nisenfancy Piclo Fizzle-Red, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna Vons-Zast-Deuce Diva-Red, Luke Peterson, Alma Center (B&O) Lyn-Vale BW Pheobe-Red, William Schultz III, Waldo Siemers Brbwire Monarch-Red, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Winter Calf

(B&O, Best Udder) Scientific Dbonair HintRed, Matthew Nunes, Chippewa Falls Greenlea-TM Des BeaRed-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

Red & White Futurity

2nd (B&O) Probert D Babette-Red, Kate Smith, Watertown 5th Scenic-Edge MrB Jolynn-Red, David & Yvonne Preder & Rodney Bohnhoff, Plymouth 6th Jo-Clar Tg Advent Rae-Red-ET, Jo-Clar, J Turcott & T Grantham, Cambridge

Junior 3 Year Old

2nd (B&O) Siemers Destry Joy-Red-ET, Siemers Holsteins, Newton 5th Le-O-La Attitude Mia-Red, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 6th Hoesly Hvezda Kiss Me-Red, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 7th Rosedale Serephena-Red, Rosedale Genetics, Oxford (2nd Jr) Krull Larson Dirty Girl-Red, Cassy, Bryce & Carley Krull, Lake Mills

2nd (Best Udder) Dupasquier Cntnd Whitny-Red-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 4th Probert D Babette-Red, Kate Smith, Watertown 6th Willows-Edge Ad Melt-Red-ET, Bonnie Van Dyk, New Richmond (Prod) L-Maples Hearts Ruby-Red, Tom Lyon, Westfield

Fall Calf

2nd (Best Udder) Paulo-Bro-SP Shar-Red-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 3rd Valley River Jup Rudy-Red, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 5th (B&O) Frozenes-JS Devon-Red-ET, Rick & Linda Frozene, Westfield 7th Wilstar Ad Roses Reba-Red, Skyler Buman, Bella-View Holsteins & JR Boyke, Seymour 9th Paulsoncrest Storm-Red, Paulsoncrest, Columbus (Prod) Scenic-Edge MrB Jolynn-Red, David & Yvonne Preder & Rodney Bohnhoff, Plymouth


Budjon-Vail Deidra-Red-ET, Michael & Laura Rammer, Sheboygan

Summer Yearling 1st

Rosedale Lucky-Rose-Red, Rosedale Genetics, Oxford

Spring Yearling 7th 9th

Rosedale 2 Hot 2 HandleRed, Rosedale Genetics, Oxford Jerland Redliner Nation-Red, Matt Linehan, River Falls

Winter Yearling

6th 7th 8th 9th

Duckett P Lucky-Red-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna Duckett P Leslie-Red-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Lyn-Vale Reality Muriel-Red, William Schultz III, Waldo Duckett D Layla-Red-ET, Michael & Julie Duckett & Westcoast Holsteins, Rudolph

Fall Yearling 4th 6th

(1st Jr) Tom-Kins MrBrn SizzlerRed, Brodie Bunkelman, Edgar (2nd Jr) Milksource Cndr LynnRed-ET, Cole, Ava & Campbell Booth, Plymouth

Junior Best 3 Females

Duckett Holsteins, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph 2nd Rosedale Genetics, Mark & Nicky Rueth, Oxford

Senior 3 Year Old

4 Year Old

2nd (B&O, Prod) Rosedale Tea-RoseRed, Rosedale Genetics, Oxford 5th (1st Jr, JrB&O) Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red-ET, Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford 8th Castleholm Regina-Red-ET, William Schultz III, Waldo

5 Year Old 3rd 4th



(1st Jr) Ms Del-Hollow JaventRed-ET, Kyle Natzke & Kyle Demmer, Fond du Lac (B&O) Cleland Advent KorieRed-ET, Jim & Vicky Cleland, Clinton Greenlea Advent Leta-Red, Duckett & Junemann, Rudolph wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012-23

Aged Cow

Fall Calf




(Prod, Best Udder) Blondin Redman Seisme-Red, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna (2nd Jr) Any-Day Advent Sunny-Red, Bret Long, New London


125,000 lb. Cow 1st

(Prod, Best Udder) Duchess Advent DivineRed-ET, Rick & Linda Frozene, Brooks & Molli Buchholz, Westfield

Siemers Dstry Sunraygal-ET, Mike & Megan Moede & Hailey Jauquet, Algoma Bella-Ridge Go For Broke-ET, Lynn & Sara Harbaugh & Kurt & Sarah Loehr, Marion

Spring Yearling 6th

Crestbrooke Gap Torrie-ET, Kyle Natzke & Laura Finley, Fond du Lac

Winter Yearling

8th Scientific Donatella Rae-ET, Matthew Nunes, Chippewa Falls 10th Siemers Dundee Goldn-One-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Fall Yearling Nasco International Type & Production Award

Rosedale Tea-Rose-Red, Rosedale Genetics, Oxford

Dam & Offspring 1st

Rick & Linda Frozene, Westfield

Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show

Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red-ET, Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford

Champion Bred & Owned

Frozenes-JS Devon-Red-ET, Rick & Linda Frozene, Westfield

Senior & Grand Champion of the Junior Show

Ms Del-Hollow Javent-Red-ET, Kyle Natzke & Kyle Demmer, Fond du Lac

Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red-ET, Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford


Crave Dusk Penny 6262, Roseanne Crave, Waterloo

Junior Best 3 Females 5th 6th

Siemers Holsteins, Newton Lynn & Sara Harbaugh & Kurt & Sarah Loehr, Marion

Fall Yearling in Milk

2nd Brackley Farm Chelias Cherrio, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 7th Heritage-E Debbies Diva, Nick & Jessica Sarbacker & Matthew & Lauren Evangelo, Fitchburg

Junior 2 Year Old 3rd

Ms Ken-Dren Sanchez Feather, Todd Wendorf & Doug Lemke, Oconomowoc

Senior 2 Year Old 1st

(Best Udder) Butz-Butler Gold Barbara-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter Vail, Lomira 3rd (B&O) Ehrke Ytina Gold Athiena, Cierra Ehrke Essock, Fort Atkinson 10th Budjon-Vail Gold DreamsET, Budjon Farms & Peter Vail, Lomira

Holstein Futurity 3rd 4th 6th 8th 9th

Siemers Goldwyn Glams-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Ms Crescentmead Gld Aqua-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma Kingsway Goldwyn Ashbury, Mike & Sheryl Deaver, Edgerton Philmardo Jolie Jasper, Kyle Natzke & Kayli & Kalista Hodorff, Eden Lyn-Vale Aspen Primrose, William Schultz III, Waldo

Junior 3 Year Old 7th

Senior & Grand Champion

Blondin Redman Seisme-Red, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

Blondin Goldwyn Subliminale, Budjon Farms & Peter Vail, Lomira

Senior 3 Year Old 4th 5th 7th 8th

Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma RF Goldwyn Halona, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna Earlen Goldwyn Secret, Mike & Sheryl Deaver, Edgerton (Prod) Blondin Minister Soulie, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

Reserve Intermediate Champion

Butz-Butler Gold Barbara-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter Vail, Lomira

Best Uddered Cow

Blondin Redman Seisme-Red, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

Premier Exhibitor

Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

State Herd 1st


International Holstein Show Spring Calf 3rd 6th

(B&O) Ryan-Vu Damion Relish, Chris & Jennifer Hill & Chad & Amy Ryan, Fond du Lac Siemers Braxton Alexa-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

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4 Year Old 9th

Milksource Goldwyn Africa-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter Vail, Lomira

5 Year Old

2nd (Prod) Scientific Gold Dana Rae-ET, Budjon Farms, Joel

8th 9th

Kietzman & Clark Woodmansee, Lomira Bur-Wall Buckeye Gigi, Wallace Behnke, Brooklyn Cove-Star Gold Surprise-ET, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph

6 Year Old & Older 5th

(Prod) Harvue Roy Frosty, Duckett, Junemann & Armbrust, Rudolph 6th Luck-E Dundee Jenna, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 10th Blue Ridge Leduc Lady, James & Janelle Hoffman & Heatherstone Enterprises Inc., Baraboo

125,000 lb. Cow 3rd 6th 8th

(Prod) Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Newton Midway How-El Drhm Roxy, Nelson Ziehlsdorff & Rosedale Genetics, Oxford Hazel-Bush Flap Flower, Beth Nelson, Blair

Nasco International Type & Production Award

Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Cleveland

Best 3 Females

3rd Siemers Holsteins, Newton

Produce of Dam

2nd Siemers Holsteins, Newton

State Herd 1st


Honorary Klussendorf Award

Corey Geiger, Mukwanago

Showmanship Contest

Juniors (65 participants) 1. Cole Booth, Plymouth 4. Lauren Siemers, Manitowoc 5. Megan Breuch, Stoughton 6. Nicole Broege, Janesville 8. Kianne Hodorff, Eden 9. Kylie Nichols, Watertown 10. Briana Crull, Monroe Intermediate (105 participants) 1. Carley Krull, Lake Mills 2. Josh Siemers, Manitowoc 5. Emma Olstad, Stoughton 6. Adam Field, Reedsburg 7. Mikayla Luttropp, Berlin 8. Taylor Natzke, Greenleaf 9. Rachel Coyne, Spring Valley Senior (117 participants) 2. Jaclyn Peterson, Wilson 6. Carlie Ostrom, DePere 7. Andrea Pagenkopf, Lancaster 9. Morgan Nofsinger, Milton 10. Darren Kamphius, Brandon

From your President Todd Stanek Hello Wisconsin, Hopefully as you read this, your fall harvest is complete. I’m sure for many yields were below average but as farmers we are always optimistic and next year will be better. Coming up shortly are the deadlines for applications for Younger Dairy Person and Distinguished Breeder awards. I’m sure most of us know of a young farmer that we think is doing an exceptional job. Approach them and compliment them on what they are doing and encourage them to fill out an application. Most of us in this business also have older breeders that were mentors or they were someone you looked up to because of the herd of cattle they have built up over their lifetime. Again, tell them what you think and encourage them to apply for our award. We would love to recognize these breeders and complimenting them will make them feel good, and you also. The deadline for these awards is November 10. On another note, membership renewals have been sent out and will be due shortly. As board members, we hope every breeder is proud of his or her membership and views it as a group effort to promote our Wisconsin Holsteins. The money collected helps run our shows, spring barn meetings, state picnic and many other events including our junior member program which is the future of our industry. Dues are $50 plus $0.70 per registered milk cow with a cap at 250 cows. This is by far the majority of our income at Wisconsin Holstein. I ask every member to be fair and accurate with us when counting cows and paying for your membership Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Todd Stanek

A Real Treat! Now VG-87! Da-Lynn-Jema C Treat-Red-TW 305 proj. 26,259 965F 714P by Carrousel Resurrect-Red (Talent x Renita Ranger EX-94)

Treat’s Arudolf son was sold for natural service, she has a sharp June 2012 Redstar heifer and currently has embryo interest. She was recently raised to VG-87 in October. Treat’s twin sister has records over 30,000 and is due in March to Advent. She also has sisters by Frontrunner & Revolution. The Red & White portion of the herd has been Matt’s project since the early 1990s and it has grown from there. There are milking daughters of Resurrect, Talent, Frontrunner, and Ace of Hearts in the herd as well as exciting youngstock by Parkson-P, Acme, Midas-P, Uncle Sam, DePrince and Soccer-P. Current service sires include Satchel, Lou-P, Redburst and Action. A big thank you to Nancy Sell - since 2010 she has introduced many exciting new red bulls to the herd and shares the same common sense breeding we do. Your visits and advice are always enjoyed!

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

The Goers Family W10248 Winkle Rd., Shawano, WI 54166 Herdsman: Matthew Goers, cell (715) 584-0367 e-mail: 10/12 RHA: 176 cows 27,225M 1055F 874P 79,000 SCC

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Wisconsin’s World Dairy Expo Champions Budjon-Vail Partners – Butz-Butler Gold Barbara-ET

The partnership of Budjon Farms and Peter and Lyn Vail, Lomira, had another successful World Dairy Expo, highlighted by the crowning of Butz-Butler Gold Barbara-ET as Reserve Intermediate Champion. Barbara, VG-89 at 2Y, was also the winning Senior TwoYear-Old. She has a 2-06 record in 122 days of 10,900 3.7 403 3.0 327 and is projected at 21,862. Barbara was purchased by Budjon and Vail at the International Intrigue sale on August 4. She is a potential seventh generation Excellent. Her dam is the well-known Regancrest Brasilia EX-92 DOM followed by Regancrest-PR Barbie-ET EX-92 GMD DOM. Following World Dairy Expo, the partnership sold Barbara privately to Butlerview Farms, Chebanse, IL. While there are no offspring owned by Budjon-Vail, the previous owners have daughters by Sid, Windbrook and Lavaman. The Budjon-Vail partnership was formed back in 2005 with the acquisition and boarding of two-time National Champion Jersey, Llolyn Jude Griffen EX-95. Since then, the partnership started to grow with other Jersey purchases and took a new and exciting turn when Peter purchased Budjon Redmarker Desire in the World Classic Sale as our partnership with Jeremy Nitz dissolved. From then forward, Peter has been considered more than a partner and trusts Tom and Kelli with several Holstein and Jersey purchases – including cows such as Hillacres Morrae Maryland, MilkSource Goldwyn Africa, Dubeau Dundee Hezbollah and Winterbay Goldwyn Lotto. The Budjon-Vail partnership was thrilled to receive the Premier Exhibitor Banner at the 2012 Wisconsin Championship Show. Budjon Farms is a family owned operation between Tom and Kelli Cull and Tom’s father John. They run 500 acres and milk about 70 cows with five full-time and one part-time employee. The Budjon operation has expanded into a boarding business the last couple of years, housing several animals for clients around the world.

MilkSource Genetics – Blondin Redman Seisme-Red

Blondin Redman Seisme-Red is no stranger to the winner’s circle she was the Supreme Champion of the Royal Winter Fair in 2010 and Reserve Supreme in 2011. She continued her winning ways at the 2012 World Dairy Expo, being named Grand Champion of the International Red & White Show for owners MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna. MilkSource purchased Seisme-Red from Morsan Farms in November 2011 right before she entered the ring to show at the Royal Winter Fair. For Morsan Farms, she had been a perennial winner at the Royal, placing first as a Junior 2-Year-Old and 4-Year-Old. She was also Grand Champion Red & White at the 2010 International Red & White Show at World Dairy Expo. In 2012, MilkSource paraded Seisme to Grand Champion honors at the New York Spring Red & White show and the Midwest Spring Red & White show. Seisme, EX-96, is a Redman from Blondin R Marker Supra VG-89 then Blondin Skychief Supra EX-93. She is backed by four more VG Canadian dams. 26–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012

Along with an August 2012 Picolo daughter at MilkSource, Seisme has daughters at Morsan Farms. Her last record in 255 days was 28,104 3.6 1002 3.0 835. MilkSource plans to flush and/or IVF Seisme to get some more offspring and they also have considerable bull contract interest. They plan to show her again next year, possibly in the same lactation. MilkSource Genetics was opened in 2007 and is owned by the Milk Source partnership of John Vosters, Jim Ostrom and Todd Willer. MilkSource Genetics strives to breed and own exceptional high type animals that have strong maternal lines. Their decided focus on a strong red show string has garnered them Premier Exhibitor banners at the International Red and White Show at World Dairy Expo in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 as well as Premier Exhibitor honors at the Midwest Spring Red and White Show in 2011 and 2012.

Kyle Natzke & Kyle Demmer – Ms Del-Hollow Javent-Red-ET

A partnership between two friends from neighboring states resulted in the fulfillment of every junior member’s dream at this year’s World Dairy Expo. Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac, first met Kyle Demmer of Peosta, Iowa, on the Wisconsin Holstein Junior Trip in 2008. They became friends and kept in touch. At the National Convention in California, the pair finished first and second in the National Intermediate Dairy Jeopardy contest and the following year competed against one another again at the National Dairy Bowl contest in Louisville. The friendship continued as roommates while attending UW-Madison’s Farm and Industry Short Course and they both obtained two-year certificates in Dairy Farm Management. Both young men continue to work shows and sales across the United States and Canada. Since 2012 was the last year of Junior Holstein membership for both, they decided it would be fun to invest in a good pedigreed show cow together. A good friend of the Natzke family, Christian Roberge, knew Kyle was looking for a good pedigreed, high type show cow and he had seen Ms Del-Hollow Javent-Red at Ferme Boulet and thought she was the type of cow they were looking for. She had previously placed 2nd as a Junior 3-Year-Old at the Royal Winter Fair in 2010 and was Nominated All-American and All-Canadian Red & White Junior 3-Year-Old. Javent was purchased in the Piersten Top Selection Sale in May 2012 and came to Crestbrooke Holsteins following the sale. Natzke and Demmer had a successful summer at the shows with Javent. She was the Reserve All-Wisconsin and Junior All-Wisconsin 5-Year-Old at the Wisconsin Championship Show and was the 2nd 5-Year-Old, 1st Junior and Grand Champion of the Junior Show at the Midwest Fall National Holstein Show. Their investment paid off when Javent was the 3rd 5-Year-Old and 1st Junior at the International Red & White Show before being tapped as Senior and Grand Champion of the Junior Show. The partnership also took home the honor of Reserve Supreme Champion of the Junior Show at World

Dairy Expo. Javent-Red is scored EX-93 with an EX-95 mammary system and had a 3-01 record in 305 days of 24,389 4.6 1115 3.5 848. She is an Advent from an EX Lakeside and a VG-86 Ranger. The partnership does not have any offspring at this time, but have plans to flush Javent in the future. There are several daughters owned by Pierre Boulet in Canada. Currently, Javent is back at Ferme Boulet in Quebec with plans to show her at the Royal Winter Fair. They plan to breed her back on her next heat to get her ready for next year’s show season. Once she is confirmed pregnant, they also plan to IVF her to merchandise her embryos as well as produce more offspring from Javent. Crestbrooke Holsteins consists of about 25-30 head, mostly heifers and a few cows with show type and deep pedigrees. The Natzke family cares for a larger group during the show season but doesn’t have the facilities to accommodate a large group during the winter months so they limit the number of head they keep and do a lot of merchandising.

Brett Hildebrandt – Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red-ET

Another Wisconsin Junior Holstein member also had a memorable day at the International Red & White Show. Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford, led his bred and owned cow, Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red-ET, to Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion. Jezabel-Red was also the 5th 4-Year-Old (1st Junior) and Champion Bred and Owned of the Junior Show. From a deep pedigree, JezabelRed is scored EX-91 EEEEE at 4-06 and completes five generations of EX and 13 generations of VG or EX cows from the Sky-Hi Marks Helen family. Sired by Advent, her dam is an EX-90 EX-MS September Storm. Her granddam, Milgene Tribute Jessica-Red EX-91 2E, was 1st and 1st Junior 125,000 lb. Cow at the Midwest National Spring Show this past spring. The next dam, Fitz-Sher-Hill Dur Jemini *RC EX-93 2E DOM, was Nominated Junior All-American 5-Year-Old in 2005. Jezabel had a 2-01 record in 365 days of 24,530 3.8 920 3.1 749 and is working on her 4-02 record with 179 days 19,334 3.7 706 2.7 518. She is currently bred back and due in June to Golden-Oaks Mr PerkyRed-ET from ABS. Brett has a milking junior two-year-old by Destry scored GP-82 and a red June 2012 Colt-P daughter from Jezabel. Prior to World Dairy Expo, Brett had already had a successful year with Jezabel. At the Wisconsin Junior State Fair she was the 3rd place, 1st Bred and Owned and Production winner in the 4-Year-Old class. She was also selected as the Champion Bred & Owned of the Holstein Show and Reserve Supreme Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior State Fair. The following week, Jezabel was the 1st 4-Year-Old and Grand Champion of the Open and Junior Shows at the Wisconsin State Red & White Show. She was also Reserve Supreme Champion of the Wisconsin State Fair Open Show. Brett is currently employed full-time on his home farm, Milgene Holsteins. The farm is owned by his father Roger and uncle Alvin and also employs Brett’s brother Ty and cousin Jared. They are currently milking 80 Registered Holsteins in a tie-stall barn with a BAA of

106.9% and a rolling herd average of 23,658 3.69 874 3.15 745. Hildebrandts raise all of their youngstock, all heifers and about eight breeding bulls a year with the rest of the bull calves finished out as steers, and run 975 acres of cropland with no hired help or custom work done.

Jordan & Whitney Ebert – Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET

Another perennial favorite, Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET EX-92, took home Intermediate and Grand Champion honors of the International Junior Holstein Show and was named Supreme Champion of the Junior Show at World Dairy Expo. Her owners, Jordan and Whitney Ebert of Algoma, have been working with Goldie since 2010 and have had much success, but this was by far the biggest adrenaline rush. Eberts purchased Goldie in the 2010 Siemers Spring Showcase and have enjoyed watching her develop over the last couple of years. She was the Junior All-American and nominated All-American and AllCanadian Winter Yearling in 2010. After calving in, she was the 1st Senior 2-Year-Old and Reserve Intermediate Champion at the Midwest National Spring Show, All-Wisconsin Senior 2-Year-Old, placed third at the International Holstein Show and was named Junior AllAmerican and Nominated All-American in 2011. So far in 2012, Goldie has repeated as All-Wisconsin Senior 3-Year-Old and was named Intermediate Champion of the Show and Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show at the Wisconsin Championship Show. Goldie has a 2-01 record in 322 days of 23,479 4.2 985 3.3 785. She comes from a deep pedigree and is backed by six generations of EX dams, all designated as GMD. Her dam, Siemers Damion Glam 9633-ET EX-92 GMD, is also the dam of the 2012 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity winner, Siemers Goldwyn Glams EX-91. The Eberts congratulate the Siemers family on breeding this fine family and thank them for making her available. They would love to see Goldie be shown every year in milking form. She currently is bred but not confirmed pregnant. If they are unable to get her in calf to show as a 4-year-old, they plan to flush Goldie a few times and would then breed her back to calve in as a 5-year-old. Jordan is a freshman at UW-Madison majoring in Dairy Science/Business. He is also a student manager of the UW men’s basketball team. Whitney is a sophomore at Algoma High School and is active in softball. The brother and sister pair showed seven head at World Dairy Expo, including a few Jerseys. Jordan and Whitney are part of Ebert Enterprises, a 4,700 acre and 2,900 cow commercial dairy consisting of mostly Holsteins and about 100 Jersey cows. There is a select group of animals that they focus on for showing, with show heifers housed in a separate area of the maternity area of the dairy for focused care. The top end cows are housed elsewhere to take advantage of great care available by those that specialize in show cattle care.

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Me & You @ Rendezvous II 2012 National Red & White Convention Highlights Listowel, Ontario, Canada: The Canadian Red & White Club hosted the 2012 National Red & White Convention, “Me & You @ Rendezvous II” August 13-16 in Listowel, Ontario. The Convention began by members meeting the Canadian Red & White convention chairs for an evening hospitality. On Monday was the annual RWDCA meeting for directors with an evening hospitality, Tuesday entailed farm tours at Bombur, Sauder’s and Fradon Holsteins and then shopping in downtown St. Jacobs and dinner at Anna Mae’s in Millbank, Wednesday was the 43rd National Red & White Convention Sale, followed by the annual meeting and awards banquet and Thursday was the Ontario Red & White Show. Monday evening started the convention off with hospitality by convention chair members Ray and Kelly Van Der Wielen to the members present at David Carson Farms & Auctions. The second day of convention entailed tours of elite dairy herds with Red & White cattle tracing back to well known bloodlines. First stop was Bombur Farms, followed by Sauder Holme Holsteins and last but certainly not least, was Fradon Holsteins. Post the farm tours, all members were able to experience downtown St. Jacobs for shopping followed by an evening hospitality and dinner for all members at Anna Mae’s. Day three entailed the annual National Red & White Convention Sale, managed by David Carson Farms & Auctions. The sale consisted of 92 lots which averaged $2,078. There were about 150 buyers and spectators present during the sale. Walking away with high seller honors went to a Rose Royce daughter, who also was the 1st place summer yearling at the Ontario Summer Show in 2011, lot 112 selling for $10,000. Following the sale, the Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet took place at the Listowel Agricultural Hall in Listowel, Ontario, Wednesday, August 15 with 120 members present. After the meeting dinner was served by the Canadian Red & White Club and was enjoyed by all members. It was the pleasure of this organization to award the work of its outstanding members who have invested in the betterment of the Red & White Cow. The 2012 National Red & White Convention Awards Banquet began with recognizing the 25+ Year Members. John Gillies of Ontario, Canada was awarded the Larry Moore Master Breeder Award, Richard Hurtgen of Oregon received the J.P. “Doc” Ostrander Young Breeder Award and Kelsey Crull of Wisconsin received the Junior Breeder Award. The Don Albrecht Distinguished Service Award was received by Stephanie Stout of Wisconsin and Elmer Howe of Minnesota. Brian and Sue Crull of Wisconsin were awarded the Gary Mayhew Keystone Award. The 2012 Junior Essay winners were in the junior division; Cole Booth, WI, Lane Kummer, PA and Morgan Marotz, NE. The intermediate division consisted of; Kati Kindschuh, WI, Taylor Jirousek, MN and Carly Sherwood, PA. In the senior division the winners were; Corbin Wood, PA, Morgan Lundy, WI and Jordan Rassler, PA. The Albrecht Memorial Scholarships were awarded to Laura Emerson, Middletown, Delaware, Morgan Lundy, Jefferson, Wisconsin and Rose Morian, Atlantic, Pennsylvania. Colleen Ziller, hailing from Huntley, Illinois was crowned the 2012 National Red & White Queen. All-American, Junior All-American, and Superior Type Awards were presented to their recipients by past Red & White Queen, Laura Emerson. Members also recognized and thanked the retiring board members for their hard work and leadership; Mary Etta Lenkaitis, IL, Dr. Kimberly Morrill, NY and Tim Baumgartner, CA. New board of directors that were stated into office were: Yvonne Preder, Plymoth, Wisconsin; Gary Janssen, Wauconda, Illinois; and Sam Appleby, Manitoba, Canada. New officers of the RWDCA Board of Directors include: President Jake Skinner, PA; Vice-President Mike Brown, UT; Secretary Dr. Kim Olson, MN; and Treasurer Yvonne Preder, WI. Stephanie Stout was promoted to Manager of the RWDCA and is the new Executive Secretary. The Association is currently looking to fill an Assistant Manager position. A live auction of donated items followed the awards banquet with the proceeds benefitting the RWDCA’s Junior Programs, the 2012 Convention and the 50th Convention. The Scholarship Calf 28–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012

Raffle winner was drawn at the beginning of the live auction that evening. The winner was Steve Dolson of Legacy Holsteins in Atwood, Ontario, Canada. Thank you to Dana Erway for donating the raffle calf; Del-Hollow Demlo Laurie-Red. In addition, a thank you to all the donors, buyers and consignors of both the junior benefit auction and cattle sale and to those who purchased raffle tickets. Your continued support towards the Junior Programs and the RWDCA is highly appreciated by the members of the Red & White Dairy Cattle Association. A special thank you goes to the Canadian Red & White Club for hosting a successful 2012 National Red & White Convention. Next year’s convention will be held in Dunkirk, New York August 13-15, 2013. The 50th Anniversary National Red & White Convention will be held in Elkhorn, WI from July 22-26, 2014. For more information, please contact the RWDCA Office at 608676-4900 or 4909, Watch our website for more convention updates at or our facebook page

Wisconsin award winners at the 2012 Red & White Dairy Cattle Association National Convention Left to right: Kelsey Crull, Fond du Lac, received the Junior Breeder Award; Brian & Sue Crull, Monroe, received the Gary Mayhew Keystone Award; & Stephanie Stout, Janesville, received the Albrecht Distinguished Service Award.

Wisconsin junior member Morgan Lundy, Jefferson, was one of three recipients of the Albrecht Memorial Scholarship at the 2012 National Convention

Founded in 1964, the Red & White Dairy Cattle Association has been located in Crystal Spring, Pennsylvania since 1975 and Clinton, Wisconsin since 2009. The RWDCA strives to encourage and promote the progressive breeding and development of superior Red & White Dairy Cattle by providing breeders with information, programs, and services to help track, evaluate, and improve the breed from one generation to the next. The Association is based on the principle of an open herdbook and currently serves over 1,300 members. For additional information, you may contact the RWDCA at (608) 676-4900 or 4909 or visit

Polled Genetics: It’s More Than A Novelty by Ed Peck Polled cattle are nothing new, and when frequency of the polled gene. “It can, and will, it comes to dairy cattle breeds, Red & Whites be further improved when the top genomic have been one of the few breeds focused on polled bulls are used on top genomic Black & this genetic trait. In fact, some of the earlier White – and Red & White individuals,” he pioneers of the Red &White Dairy Cattle states. “And, if were find a high genomic, Association led the way in developing elite homozygous polled bull there would be great pedigrees with polled individuals. In more progress. We believe it is only a matter of time recent history, breeders like Burket-Falls, before someone can offer such a bull.” Hickorymea, Aggravation and Aaron Doon Currently, Red & White breeders have West Port have been frequently mentioned as some very interesting – even exciting options sources for polled genetics. But, there is more in the way of highgenomic tested young sires to the story than just unique pedigrees from that carry both the red gene and the polled great herds. Breeding for polled cattle could gene. With Aggravation Lawn Boy as a proven soon become more than just a novelty - and Red sire that transmits the polled gene to half even more than just a convenience. his offspring, the best Lawn Boy sons and daughters will have an incredible pedigree Pressure from outside interests impact on polled cattle for some time to come. Polled genetics has been an exciting All of us involved in agriculture know the Already today, Lawn Boy sons dominate the option for Red & White breeders. growing pressure and even demands that are placed upon producers - influencing how, How much longer will it be an option high genomic, red and RC young sire lists. Colt-P-Red leads the U.S. list, followed by his for the dairy industry as a whole? where, and why we produce food. Though not half brother, Aaron-Red who does not carry exclusive to livestock agriculture, additional attention is placed on animal husbandry practices, and especially those the polled gene. Laron-P-Red is another Lawn Boy son that leads the management practices that are perceived as painful to an animal. young sire list in Germany. Two other very popular red-carrier bulls - half brothers MagnaDehorning would be near the top of the list! Even today, industry standards suggest calves be securely and P and Mitey-P likewise carry the polled gene, and offer a nice outcross safely restrained and given local anesthetics before any horn nubs are to the high frequency of Lawn Boy. It is not at all uncommon to see cut or burned. These procedures are recommended for optimal safety Lawn Boy daughters mated to these unique sires in order to continue and stress management - both for the animal and the person doing the polled breeding scheme, and perhaps even achieve that elusive the dehorning. Admittedly, these steps take extra time, labor and even goal of breeding a high-genomic, red, homozygous polled bull. additional costs. What’s next? For Red & White genetics, Europe always has been a driving As breeders, where do we go next? The challenge to diversify force and influence in U.S. pedigrees. “Animal health is getting more polled bloodlines while continuing to raise the bar on genetic potential and more an issue in the German society and among German has been posed, and it is not an easy one to face. politicians,” says Hartwig Meinikmann of RUW, one of the major AI Lawn Boy’s great influence will soon threaten inbreeding throughcenters in Germany. Meinikmann notes that most politicians and out the Red & White population. And, being a Rubens grandson from consumers don’t have any idea how agriculture works, and therefore a paternal sister to Oman, it could be said that he doesn’t offer the many things get humanized. “Dehorning calves is something that greatest outcross genetics even today. maybe forbidden one day in our country,” he adds. “Already, farms Lawn Boy’s most popular son to date, Colt-P-Red comes from a in Germany that drive their herds ecologically are in most of the cases Bolton dam, who also traces back to Durham on the maternal side. not allowed to dehorn calves.” Magna-P *RC is a Bolton son, thus posing an inbreeding concern Jeff Ziegler, genomics program manager at Select Sires, echoes close up in any mating combinations of these sires. Durham blood Meinikmann’s concerns. “If dairymen didn’t have to dehorn calves, already is extremely prevalent in many current Red & White that could be one less animal welfare issue they have to deal with,” pedigrees, as the maternal grand sire of Destry *RC, Debonair-Red, says Ziegler. Advent-Red, Acme *RC and others. Mitey-P *RC is a Goldywn son, as is the popular bull, Destry *RC. Why not more? To maintain the leading-edge contributions that Red and White The logic of breeding naturally hornless dairy cattle seems obvious. But, why hasn’t it happened more? “From a genetics standpoint, the pedigrees can deliver to this unique, globally-demanded trait, breeders reason polled hasn’t had more prevalence, in my mind, is because the are going to have to get more creative, aggressive and persistent in demand didn’t force seed stock breeders to create them,” shares Ziegler. their matings than ever before. For one sire like Lawn Boy to shape “Those interested in marketing niches see how this trait could be an the future of polled red genetics, he will need to be deeply anchored three to five generations deep in pedigrees to allow enough genetic angle to take,” he continues, “and I couldn’t agree more.” “It’s not often a dominant recessive can be incorporated fairly diversity to be brought out from other bloodlines – and yet have them simply into a breeding program,” continues Ziegler. “But still, several combined with his superior genetic traits, red-coat color influence, bloodlines must be made to create enough genetic diversity and gain and the polled gene. Known for their outcross genetics as Red & market interests. We have had little interest in the polled genetics White cattle are, breeders must seek new bloodlines to bring into the Red & White population in order to achieve the diversification alone.” No doubt, bulls like Aggravation Lawn Boy P-Red, through his necessary to maintain genetic leadership of this sought-after trait. “Time will tell where this goes,” concludes Ziegler. “But I can sons and daughters, have renewed some interest in polled genetics. tell you that Colt-P-Red is creating a lot of interest – not just because But that’s not enough to make the trait sustainable. “We’ll need to have polled genes, combined with other reasonable he ranks high for GTPI, but because he is polled. That means a lot to genetic ranking traits, to catch total interest,” says Ziegler. “We are the marketers out there, even the organic breeders can’t get enough building these now, but can’t do it with Lawn Boy alone. Like other of him.” RUW, who currently tests 3 to 5 genomic-tested, polled bulls per traits, there needs to be more public lists of ranked, polled males and females - and at the same time identify if they are homozygous or year expects their numbers could increase in the future because the heterozygous polled. Our European customers have said for years polled gene is spreading more widely. “This could very much help Red then need this product, and Germany has been the most vocal and & White breeders stay competitive,” concludes Meinikmann, “as most of the polled individuals are mainly Red & White cattle.” forthright,” states Ziegler. Meinikmann believes genomic testing will help progress the Reprinted with permission from Red Bloodlines, March 2011 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012-29

2012 Wisconsin Top Performer Application Form Name of animal: ______________________________________ Reg. # _____________________ Owner: _____________________________________________________ Address:_____________________________________________________ Telephone _________________________________ E-mail _________________________________ Final Score ______________ Age at Classification ______________ BAA of Animal ____________ Lactation Number When Classified ____________

Months in Milk when Classified ___________

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

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

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

Production records completed from January 1 to December 31, 2012. Limit of 5 applications per age division and postmarked by Saturday, January 12, 2013. All production records should be 305 days or less. Cow must be classified at least GP if a 2 year old or VG if 3 year old or older. Classification should be from the lactation being submitted for award. You may also submit a pedigree for classification verification if needed. For permanently scored cows, the permanent score will be used. Cows must be housed in Wisconsin for the entire lactation to receive recognition. This contest is for Wisconsin Holstein Association members. All records will be entered on a TRUE PROTEIN BASIS. *2 & 3 year olds use 20 for the multiplier; all older animals use 25 as the multiplier to obtain ranking points.

Materials to be submitted with the application form for eligibility:

1. 2. 3.

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

Send entries to: WI Holstein Assn., 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 or fax 608-356-6312 or email 30–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012

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2013 Wisconsin Holstein Convention February 22 & 23, Wausau Econolodge

Due to other events happening in the Wausau area the weekend of the 2013 Adult Convention, February 22 & 23, convention attendees are encouraged to make their hotel reservations early. Rooms are all blocked for “Wisconsin Holstein Convention” and a limited number of rooms are available at each hotel.

1510 Hwy. XX, Rothschild, WI 54474 (located about 2 blocks south of Stoney Creek Inn) 1-800-4-Choice or 715-355-4449 Standard room - $79.99/night

Stoney Creek Inn-Wausau (Convention site)

Holiday Inn & Suites

1100 Imperial Ave., Rothschild, WI 54474 1-800-659-2220 Standard King or Deluxe King - $94.00/night Standard Double - $114.00/night

1000 Imperial Ave., Rothschild, WI 54474 (across the street from Stoney Creek Inn) 715-355-1111 King Whirlpool room - $109.00/night Corner Whirlpool suite - $139.00/night

WHA 2013 Summer Internship Opportunity The Wisconsin Holstein Association is searching for eager Registered Holstein enthusiasts looking to learn more about the industry and wanting to gain valuable experiences that can be utilized in any industry. Applicants attending a 2 or 4 year college are welcomed to apply. It is not required to be majoring in an Agriculture field but background in the dairy industry is preferred. Salary or Hourly: Salary w/ bonus opportunity Reports to: Executive Director & WHP Editor Travel: Up to 50% (requires a personal vehicle with gas mileage reimbursement) Date: May 27-August 16, 2013 (some weekends required) Location: Baraboo, WI Major Duties & Responsibilities: Event Planning • Attend all WHA sponsored summer events and other county Holstein events. These include the WHA State Championship Show, Showmanship and Judging Contest, Junior State Fair Holstein Show, WHA Futurity and Open State Fair Holstein Show. Intern may also be asked to attend District Shows around the state when needed. • Work with WHA committees to plan events such as the 2013 WHA Futurity, State and District Shows, State Picnic and more. This may include inputing and finalizing show entries, organizing awards, volunteers and other details such as mailings and dignitary needs. • Organize show booklets, meals, send correspondence before and after an event and archive final placing results. Public Relations • Ability to communicate to all areas of the Association in a timely manner • Assist in any communication materials needed for members or external media such as pamphlets, letters, bios and entry forms • Work with external sponsors as it pertains to awards, signage and coordination of events • Build valuable partnerships with industry partners Web, Print and More • Write press releases announcing upcoming events and summarizing placings and/or winnings. • Compile and publish updated marketing materials on WHA website such as press releases, entry forms, event details and imagery. • Take photos of event winners when needed to post online and share with Editor. This will require the creation of an archive for year-end presentations. • Interview Wisconsin Holstein breeders and write profile articles as assigned by the Editor; this may require taking photos for the article. • Write articles of interest for the WI Holstein News and website as well as identify potential roundtable discussions for the News. • Opportunity to learn database management and design e-newsletter creative. Preferred Knowledge: • Excellent communication, writing, organization and time-management practices • Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time with strong prioritization skills • Strong knowledge of PC operating systems (Mac experience a plus) • High level of attention to detail and ability to focus • Strong work ethic with a positive attitude • Knowledge of current trends in the dairy industry Education and Experience: • Received their high school diploma • Currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year University • Experience in the Registered Holstein or dairy industry

Please forward your resume, cover letter and grade transcript with two letters of reference by November 15, 2012 to: WI Holstein Association, 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913. Interviews will be held at the WHA office in Baraboo, WI. Please call 1.800.223.4269 with questions about this internship opportunity. 32–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012

The University of

WISCONSIN MADISON Dairy Science STUDENT PROFILE Name: Carrie Jo Leum Hometown: Viroqua, WI High School: Westby Area High School Class Size: 102 Farm: 55 head Jersey herd Major: Dairy Science

Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? I chose to attend UW-Madison because of its impeccable Dairy Science program. There is an abundance of research that is impacting the dairy industry occurring directly on the campus and students are given opportunities to be involved. Students are also taught by industry leading professors. The UW-Madison Dairy Science department exposes their students to endless opportunities and experiences. What has been your most memorable college experience? My most memorable experience was traveling throughout Mexico on a study tour and learning about cultural and economic influences on their dairy industry. We visited farms that ranged from 2 cows to 4,000 cows. It truly changed my outlook on the dairy industry and made me appreciate every opportunity that is presented to me. What has been your favorite course? I have two favorite courses. Laboratory Techniques in Mammalian Gamete and Embryo Biology, taught by Rick Monson, allowed me to gain skills regarding in vitro fertilization and embryo quality and grading evaluations. Reproductive Management of Dairy Cattle, taught by Julio Giordano, Paul Fricke, and Jerry Guenther, exposed me to ultra sound techniques as well as AI. What are your future career goals? I aim to obtain a career where I work with in vitro fertilization or sperm evaluations because I enjoy laboratory procedures and reproduction. Eventually, I wish to own and operate a farm of my own.

UW-Madison Dept. of Dairy Science 1675 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706 Ph. 608-263-3308 Fax 608-263-9412 Contact: Beth Heinze

Inquiry Lives Here

2013 Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention Registration

Rockin’ the Scene in 2013

Hosted by the Rock County Junior Holstein Association December 28-30, 2012 • Holiday Inn Express, Janesville - 608-756-3100 Registration forms must be postmarked by Saturday, December 8, 2012. A late fee of $15 per person will be added if postmarked after December 8. Registrations received after December 15 will be on a “room available” basis. A trade board will be available at the convention, but tickets may not be available for all events.

Tour Friday - Larson Acres Dairy & Kuhn Knight tours


We will have bus tours to Larson Acres Dairy and Kuhn Knight Manufacturing on Friday afternoon, 12:00 noon-4:30 p.m. One bus will leave later for those still participating in Dairy Jeopardy.



Saturday Evening - Red Carpet Affair Dinner - $25 Prime Rib or Pork Tenderloin, roasted red potatoes, california blend vegetables, caesar salad, rolls, cake, coffee & milk

Friday - Opening Act Box Lunch - $10 Turkey and ham sandwich, chips, cookies & milk


Saturday - Princess Pasta Party Buffet - $15 Pasta, fettuccine alfredo, lasagna, garden salad, french bread, cookies & milk


Friday Evening - Magical Fiesta Buffet - $18

Sunday - Finale Breakfast Buffet - $14 Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, cheesy hash browns, pancakes, fresh fruit, coffee & milk

Fajitas, chicken enchiladas, tacos, garden salad, chips/salsa, brownies & milk


FMD Full Meal Deal - $75

Saturday - complimentary hotel breakfast

All convention meals

Waffles, cereal, pastries, yogurt, juice & coffee

County _______________________________________________

Chaperone _____________________________________________

Phone (home & cell if available) __________________________________________________________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________________________________________________________



Total number each meal




x $10


x $18



x $15


x $25

x $14


x $75

Total amount due per meal Make checks payable to: Rock County Junior Holstein and mail to: Nicole Miller-Speich, 3703 Nelson Road, Orfordville, WI 53576 Questions? 608-289-0411 or

Late fees ($15/person)


Amount enclosed $ _______

Grand total enclosed


Check number: _______

WI Holstein Junior Member Agreement The Wisconsin 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. 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. Members and/or their parents/guardian shall accept any financial responsibility for the enforcement of the provisions herein. 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. 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. Junior Member Name: (please Print) ____________________________________________ Junior Member Signature: ___________________________________________________ Date: ________________________ Parent or Guardian of Junior Member - Signature: ___________________________________ Date: ________________________

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New Contests and Events for the 2013 Junior Holstein Convention! Kiss a Cow Contest

This is going to be an exciting year at Junior Convention! The Junior Activities Committee is trying out a new activity called the “Kiss a Cow” Contest. At the start of convention you can give your favorite JAC points so you can see them kiss a cow at the breakfast Sunday morning! How do you give points? In the Contest Room there will be milk jugs with the faces of the JACs on them that you can throw your spare change in. Any coin you put in, pennies or silver, will add points to the JA’s total. The JAC and any kind hearted souls out there can throw in dollar bills to bring down their total points. We will be keeping track throughout Junior Convention so everyone knows if they need to throw in a few extra coins. Kiss a Cow will start at the beginning of Convention in the Contest Room and end after the dance Saturday night. The winner will be announced Sunday morning and will kiss the cow. So start saving up! If Ryan Pralle wins and has at least $70 of coins and cash he has promised to kiss the cow on the other end too!

2013 Junior Holstein Convention Schedule of Events

Friday, December 28 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.

9:50 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Noon-4:30 4:30 p.m.

Banner Contest

New to the contest room this year is the State Banner Contest. Each county is being asked to create a banner that represents the state of Wisconsin and our dairy industry. The most creative and impressive banner will move on to compete at National Convention in July 2013. Banners must be no larger than 3'x5' and come hung on a dowel rod. The banner can be any shape or form as long as it’s under this size. Banners can be any color and can be made out of paper or material. Points will be deducted from the total score if they exceed the 3'x5' size. A complete list of rules and sign up sheet can be found on our website at Entry forms must be postmarked by or emailed to the WHA office by Friday, December 14. We would like a count ahead of time so we know how many we will have to hang in the contest room at convention.

Holsti-Buck Mystery Choice Auction

Make sure you bring your Holsti-Bucks to Junior Convention for a chance to win big in our new live auction at the Princess Luncheon. We will hold a live auction at the beginning of the luncheon for a chance to win a prize valued at $300. The only catch is that the prizes will range in value and all be disguised in a gunny sack. The top bid gets first choice at winning the grand prize BUT you may just go home with a sack of feed! All Holsti-Bucks currently in circulation will need to be used at the 2013 Junior Convention. Current Holsti-Bucks will NOT be valid next year. The Holsti-Buck program will be getting a new look and feel in 2013 so bring that stash of cash with you before it runs out!

$$ Holsti-Buck Corner $$ Earn Holsti-Bucks for your county to use at the WHA Junior Convention! Due December 1 to WHA, 902 8th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913 or email Larry at Remember to include your name and county. 1. What date do hotel rooms need to be reserved for Jr. Convention? 2. How many issues of the Wisconsin Holstein News are printed each year? 3. Name the cow on the cover of the October 2012 News? 4. What farm donated the calf for the Junior raffle this year? 5. Who hosted the 2012 Wisconsin State Picnic? 6. What date is the 2013 Junior Convention registration form due to Rock County? 7. When are WHY Friend Award nominations due to the office? 8. Name the 4 JACs retiring from the committee at Junior Convention. 9. Who was the Grand Champion of the of 2011 International Junior Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo? 10. Name the National Board of Directors for Holstein USA that are from Wisconsin. 34–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012

6:00 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

DJM Interviews begin Convention Registration Contest Room Registration & Raffle Ticket in-take Dairy Jeopardy, Speaking and Dairy Bowl Registration Princess Interview, Graduate, DJM Interview Check-In Holsti-Buck Vouchers Awarded Dairy Jeopardy Officials Orientation meeting Dairy Jeopardy Roll Call and contest begins Farm tour to Larson Acres Dairy and Kuhn Knight Manufacturing. A box lunch will be provided. One late bus will be available should Dairy Jeopardy still be going. WHA Junior Forum & District Caucuses Rock County Welcome County Roll Call – Bell-R-Ring Rock’n the Scene – Rock the scene and let us know just who you are at Junior Convention. Top honors will be awarded to the county that can bring down the roof. Award presented by the JACs. Presentation of Progressive Breeder Presentation of Long Range Production District Caucuses Dairy Bowl Seating Exam Magical Fiesta Buffet Magic Show

Saturday, December 29 7:45 a.m. 7:55 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.

Dairy Bowl Judge’s orientation Rookie & Junior Dairy Bowl county roll call Rookie and Junior Dairy Bowl contests Speaking Contest – all ages (will begin with Senior, then Intermediate and finishing with Juniors) 9:00 a.m. Contest Room opens 10:00 a.m. Princess Interviews 11:30 a.m. Princess Pasta Party Buffet First time attendee recognition, Holsti-Buck Mystery Choice Auction, Junior Farm Tour, Essay, Graduate Recognition, Dairy Jeopardy Awards announced 12:45 p.m. Senior Dairy Bowl roll call 1:00 p.m. Senior Dairy Bowl contest 4:30-5:30 p.m. Adult Forum 7:30 p.m. Red Carpet Affair Dinner 2012 Junior Holstein Recap Speaking contest, 12 & Under, YMR, DJM, Royalty and Holstein Boy & Girl announced Scholarship Presentation & Live Auction Dance & Holsti-Buck silent auction to follow banquet

Sunday, December 30 8:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m. To follow

Finale Breakfast Buffet Contest Room results and Spirit Award Business Meeting, JAC Elections and Raffle Drawing Junior & Senior Dairy Bowl Finals

Please visit our website at to see the complete list of rules for our contests and dairy bowl resources.


2013 Speaking Contest Entry Form Return by December 1, 2012 to:

WHA, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI, 53913; fax to 608-356-6312 or email No entry fee if postmarked by December 1, 2012. $5 late fee applies for all entries received up to Junior Convention. Name: _______________________________________________

Age (as of Jan. 1, 2013): ______

Address: ________________________________ City, State, Zip: ___________________________ E-mail:_________________________________________

Phone: __________________________

2013 Dairy Jeopardy Entry Form Return by December 1, 2012 to:

WHA, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI, 53913; fax to 608-356-6312 or email On-time entry fee is $5.00 per person; late fee is $10 per person Name: _______________________________________________

Age (as of Jan. 1, 2013): ______

Address: ________________________________ City, State, Zip: ___________________________ E-mail:_________________________________________

Phone: __________________________

2013 Dairy Bowl Team Entry Return IN OFFICE by November 15, 2012 to: Dairy Bowl Registration, WI Holstein Association, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI, 53913 County: _________________________ Coach: _____________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________ City: ________________________________

Zip: ________________________

Phone: ___________________________ Email: ____________________________ Entry fee per team is $30.00 (competitive) and $10.00 (Rookie), and rules will be sent to teams when entry fee is received. There is a $5.00 fee for individuals participating on a Wisconsin team. Entry fee will double if not in office by November 15, 2012. #Rookie Teams: ______

# Junior Teams: ______

# Senior Teams: ______

# Wisconsin Team Members: ______

All possible team member names must be submitted with this form in order to be considered a completed entry. Age for this year’s contests is determined by age as of January 1, 2013. There is no limit to the number of names that can be included. Each county will be allowed 10 participants in Junior and 10 participants in Senior Dairy Bowl. There will be a “Rookie” Dairy Bowl opportunity for members age 11 & under. Young or first year teams will be allowed two rounds each and no awards will be given in this division. Teams entering late will have entry fees doubled. For answers to any questions, call 1.800.223.4269! wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012-35



Point of View Editor’s Comments

Wisconsin breeders had another great week at World Dairy Expo. I hope you’ll enjoy reading through our results starting on page 22 and take a moment to read the special articles about each of the champions from Wisconsin. We also had a great week at the WHA booth with many members stopping to visit, people interested in touring farms and those stopping to pick up the magazines and calendar. By the end of Saturday we were completely out of past issues of the News as well as 700 copies of the Breeder Calendar! Next month’s issue will be our annual Youth issue. If you have a junior member you’d like to feature please give me a call by November 9. Junior members are also encouraged to put an ad together for this issue showcasing all you’ve done with your projects this year. Any ad featuring a junior member or their project will receive a 10% discount off the page rate. Feel free to call or email with any questions. Last call for our Cover Contest entries. We’re looking for your “Heads or Tails” photos - scenic pictures of Holsteins and feel free to send those taken at a unique view. If you’d like to submit your photos electronically, please remember to send a 5x7 or larger photo at 300 dpi or higher. Again, if you have any questions please give me a call or email. Photos need to be sent to the WI Holstein News by November 15. Advertising contracts for 2013 will be sent out shortly. If you are interested in saving money on all of your ads for the coming year, a contract is a great way to do so. Contracts start at just four ads per year, any size. We also have some package deals for those that are interested in combining their advertising and WHA sponsorships. For more information, please contact Larry or I. Don’t forget to get your membership renewals sent back in! If you haven’t received a postcard in the mail or email from our office, please call 1-800-2234269. Until next time...




November 2012 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 1 Junior Farm Trip & WHA Royalty applications due to WHA office 3 NAILE Junior Dairy Cattle Show, Louisville, KY 5 NAILE Open Dairy Cattle Show, Louisville, KY 8-9 Royal Winter Fair, Dairy Cattle Show, Toronto, Canada 10 Distinguished Dairy Breeder & Younger Dairy Person award applications due to WHA office 15 Young Adult Education & WHY Friend award applications due to WHA office 15 WHA Summer Internship applications due to WHA office 30 WHA Board Meeting December 2012 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 1 WHA Board Meeting 8 Barron County Holstein Breeders Fall Sale, Barron Pavillion, 11:00 a.m. 28-30 2013 Junior Holstein Convention, Janesville, hosted by Rock County January 2013 1 2015 Futurity entries due 12 2013 Top Performer entries due (postmarked) February 2012 22-24 WHA Adult Convention, Stoney Creek Inn - Wausau, 1100 Imperial Ave., Rothschild, WI 54474, hosted by Marathon County March 2012 9 16th Badger Invitational, University of WI-Madison Stock Pavilion, Madison, assisted by Tom Morris Ltd. 20 WHA Barn Meeting, site TBD 21 WHA Barn Meeting, site TBD 22 The Quest for Success Sale, hosted by Bella-View Holsteins, Marion 23 Milksource Tag Event, Kaukauna 28 WHA Barn Meeting, site TBD 29 WHA Barn Meeting, site TBD Other Upcoming Events April 8, 2013 WI Showcase Sale, Fond du Lac April 13, 2013 Redfest at Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia, managed by Todd Wendorf April 20, 2013 Midwest National Spring Show, Jefferson May 4, 2013 Celebration III Sale hosted by Duckett Holsteins, Marshfield, managed by Mike & Julie Duckett June 18, 2013 District 6 Holstein Show, Stoughton June 19, 2013 District 7 Holstein Show, Seymour June 24, 2013 District 2 Holstein Show, West Salem July 7-11, 2013 National Holstein Convention, Indianapolis, IN July 15-16, 2013 WI Championship Show, Lancaster

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Pam Zeigler


Associate Photographer Prairie du Sac, WI Tel. (608) 643-4553


E-mail: Associate Photographer: Lea McCullough

Donna Swiecichowski Pulaski, WI (920) 822-8330

Phone: 608-214-1845 E-mail:

Taurus Service Sales Representatives Serving Wisconsin Dairyman Pat Gauthier

W4987 Highway B Fond du Lac, WI 54935 Ph: (920) 477-5062 Fax: (920) 477-5061 • Embroidery • e-mail: Specializing in Awards

Northwest & Southeast: North Central: Rinell Vincent, Jeremy Totzke, 570-954-1317 715-571-0096 East Central & Northeast: Todd Siebert, 920-362-6729 Southwest & West Central: Chris Richards, 608-341-7472

Reproductive Ultrasound and Fetal Sexing Sandy Curran, DVM 608/469-6100 A Farm Bureau ® Service Rural Mutual Insurance Company Statewide Services, Inc. 343 N. Peters Ave., Fond du Lac, WI 54935 Office: 920-322-1194 Fax: 920-921-5834 Cell: 920-410-4533

Brian Greenman Agent Commercial, Farm & Personal Insurance


Mortality coverage for your livestock investments.

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morris Tom Morris Ltd.

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Another Marvelous Evening...

INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Accelerated Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Agri-Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Alpha Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

45 lots averaged $33,111 Gross $1,490,000 Buyers from 5 Countries, 11 States, 4 Canadian Provinces The highest averaging sale ever at World Dairy Expo

Crestbrooke Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Cybil Fisher Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 District 5 Juniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Goers Family Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Gunderson Dairy Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Initial Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 International Protein Sires/Our Help . . . . IBC

Nina Linton

Koepke Farms, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Kranzdale Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Krohlow, Craig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Lake Breeze Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Lyndell Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Merle Howard Agency/Steve Howard . . . 37 Milgene Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Misty Meadows Wood Products . . . . . . . 37 Morris Ltd., Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Pete’s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Rickert Bros. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Rosedale Genetics Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Plan now to be with us on Friday evening, October 4, 2013 as we celebrate the

25th Anniversary

Good Sales Don’t Just Happen - They’re Managed

Holstein Association Representatives Sarah Trapp W16080 Merlin Road, Taylor, WI 54659 608-525-2901 cell: 608-628-1978 e-mail: Chris Lyons W 5979 Lee Dr., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 920-563-1082 cell 920-723-2406 e-mail: Dennis Devore 1905 9th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 cell: 319-270-5038 e-mail: 38–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2012

Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman . 31 & 37 RWDCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Sunshine Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Synergy Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Taurus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 & 37 The Practice Veterinary Services . . . . . . . 13 Ultrascan, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 UW-Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Voigtscrest Reg. Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Walk-Era . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 WHA Futures Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 WHA Showcase Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Willows Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC


54HO587 COYNE-FARMS OBSERVER USA 69349204 100% RHA-NA aAa: 243156 DMS: 135, 345


August 2012 Sire Summary:

GTPI +2121 Milk +1636 +.01% +62F +.03% +57P 74%R

Design by Laura Wackershauser Wisconsin Holstein Publications

Type +3.00 UDC +2.19 FLC +1.49 DPR -1.8 PL +3.1 SCS 2.80 Calving Ease = 7% Sire: De-Su Observer-ET Dam: Coyne-Farms Shottle Yeah-ET VG-88 DOM 2-00 3x 32,830 3.9 1288 3.1 1022 Gr’Dam: Milkworth Manfred Yadda VG-86 GMD, DOM 3-05 3x 365 31,210 4.3 1334 3.6 1110 3rd Dam: Milkworth Megabuck Yen GP-83 2-11 2x 305 25,380 4.0 1020 3.0 762 4th Dam: Milkworth Blackstar Nach-ET GP-81 3-04 2x 365 34,690 3.3 1130 2.8 984 5th Dam: Foxworth Secret Naples-ET VG-86 GMD, DOM 2-01 2x 365 27,370 3.2 880 3.0 834


Stature Strength Body Depth Dairy Form Rump Angle Thurl Width R Legs - Side View R Legs - Rear View Foot Angle Feet & Legs Score Fore Attachment Rear Udder Height Rear Udder Width Udder Cleft Udder Depth F Teat Placement R Teat Placement Teat Length

USDA -2 1.42T 1.56S 1.55D 2.07O -0.38H 1.65W 1.20C 1.57S 1.43S 1.90H 2.86S 3.61H 3.34W 1.63S 1.52S 2.13C 1.44C -1.49S






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