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November 2013

Volume 85 No. 10

World Dairy Expo review Red & White feature issue Breeder Profile: Pierce-Vale Farm District 2 Report

photo by Cybil Fisher

Krull Advent Smiley-Red-ET EX-93 94-MS 5-03 2x 252 23,156 4.1 948 3.1 709 inc. 1st Junior & 2nd Open 5 Year Old, Reserve Senior & Grand Champion of the Junior Show, International R&W Show 2013 1st Junior & 2nd Open 5 Year Old, Reserve Senior & Grand Champion of the Junior Show, Midwest Summer R&W Show 2013 1st Junior & 2nd Open 5 Year Old, Midwest Spring R&W Show 2013 Supreme Champion Bred & Owned, Wisconsin Junior State Fair 2013 Dam: Rocher Jordan Snow-Red EX-94, Junior All-American R&W Aged Cow 2010 Next Dams: VG-86 x VG-87 DOM x VG-89 GMD DOM x EX-94 3E GMD DOM x EX-95 3E GMD

Krull Larson Dirty Girl-Red 3rd Winter Yearling, 1st B&O & Junior B&O, International R&W Show 2013 Nominated Junior All-American R&W Winter Calf 2012 2nd Junior & 12th Open Winter Calf, International R&W Show 2012 1st Junior & 2nd Open Winter Calf, Junior Champion of the Junior Show, Mid-East R&W Show 2012 Dam: Hauve Advent Dreamy-Red-ET EX-91 EX-MS 1st Junior & Open 5 Year Old, Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show, Intermediate & Reserve Grand Champion, Midwest Spring R&W Show 2012 Reserve Junior All-American Junior 2 Year Old 2009 Next Dams: EX-92 x EX-92 x EX-91 x EX-95 Dellia

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Reserve Supreme Champion of the Junior Show, World Dairy Expo 2013 Senior & Grand Champion, International Red & White Junior Show 2013 1st Aged Cow, International Red & White Show 2013 1st Aged Cow & Grand Champion, Minnesota State Fair Red & White Show 2013 Nominated All-American 5-Year-Old 2012 4th 5-Year-Old, International Red & White Show 2012 Congratulations to Ryan Lauber and Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky for exhibiting the Reserve Supreme Champion of the Junior Show with Korie. We’d also like to say a special thank you to Reid and Daria Stansky and the crew at Stranshome for their help and advice. We have Korie’s August 2013 red carrier Hvezda bull available and look for her Barbwire daughter at the JK-Stranshome Luau II next spring!

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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 2013

VOLUME 85 No. 10

Features: 10 12 14 18 33

Breeder Profile: Pierce-Vale Farm Making Red in a Black & White World World Dairy Expo results Wisconsin’s Champions at World Dairy Expo 2014 Junior Convention Registration form

Departments: 7 8 9 25 31 31 32 34 36 37 38

WHA Sponsor Spotlight Wisconsin Holstein Briefs From the President: Marci Walker District 2 report Crystal Caroline’s Cudline: WHA Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman Breeder Business Cards Sale Reports WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover photo by Cybil Fisher features Cleland Advent KorieRed-ET, Grand Champion of the Junior Show at the 2013 International Red & White Show with partners Joseph Stransky and Ryan Lauber. Full results from WDE can be found starting on page 14. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2013

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

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

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Marci Walker, President (2016)* - 608-432-3223 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Chris McCullough, Vice President (2016)* - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Paula Bovre, Secretary (2016)* - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Todd Borgwardt, Exec. Committee (2016)* - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Kevin Jorgensen, Exec. Committee (2015) - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Bill Calvert (2015) - 608-732-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Dan Cnossen (2014) - 715-302-1327 N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Matt Lippert (2015)* - 715-213-9441 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 Tracy Nelson (2014) - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Chad Ryan (2014) - 920-960-1449 N4067 Twin Oaks Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Todd Stanek (2015)* - 715-456-8718 E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 Kent Wendorf (2014) - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION

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

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Sponsor Spotlight: Honeycrest Farms Inc.


st 715.778.5807 Bob N6842 Cty BB Ho Honeycrest Farms Inc. is a family owned corporation that Spring Valley, WI The Traynors 715.778.5860 Barn includes Larry and Linda, Dick and Dar, Bob and Kathy 54767 Traynor, Jeremiah and Rachel, and Steve and Jen Hince. Farms, Inc 715.977.0499 Cell Bob is the herd manager along with full-time herd assistant Eric Bechel. Cows are housed in New York style tie-stalls and milked in a double-6 herringbone parlor with automatic e-mail: take-offs. Home of the “Everything But Famous” Kathryns

They farm 1700 acres - 700 corn, 300 alfalfa, 225 soybeans, 65 oats, 225 pasture and also run a 30-head cow/calf beef herd. They also finish out all dairy steers that haven’t gone to AI. To date, Honeycrest has sent 104 bulls to AI. Of the bulls that have received proofs, one out of six graduate to active AI. Two have been on the top 15 International TPI list and three more have made the Top 100 TPI list. Honeycrest has bred 45 EX cows and 23 Gold Medal Dams as well as developing two more GMDs. They also have had 21 homebred Dams of Merit and have at least 13 homebred cows over 40,000M. Bob was on the Wisconsin Board of Directors for six years and has been the Pierce County 4-H Dairy Judging coach for 28 years. The family is loyal supporters and sponsors of WHA events and activities, especially for the junior association. The herd’s current RHA on 119 cows is 26,288M 3.58% 942F 2.87% 754P with a BAA of 106.7%. The Honeycrest herd has earned the Progressive Breeder Award 15 years and Progressive Genetics Award 18 years.

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Pepper EX-94

Lyn-Vale Cherrypepper-Red All-Wisconsin Red & White Winter Calf ’13 3rd Winter Calf, World Dairy Expo ’13 Sire: Hylite Barbwire-Red Dam: Lyn-Vale Ad Chilipepper-Red VG-88 EX-MS 4-05 365 35,660 4.0 1397 2.9 1049 2nd Dam: L-Maples Peppermint-Red-ET VG-88 EX-MS 2-00 365 22,228 4.5 1069 3.2 759 3rd Dam: L-Maples RM Pepper-Red EX-94 6-02 305 25,000 4.3 1079 3.2 798 Peppermint & Chilipepper have all been P epper, nominated All-American. Could Cherrypepper be the fourth generation to achieve this prestigious honor? We think so. this ad to our true friend & mentor, W eMr.dedicate Tom Lyon. It is he who allowed all of this

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to happen by letting us purchase 5 embryos from Pepper, resulting in 3 red and white September Storm heifer calves. All 3 calves were nominated All-American at some point in their lives. Offspring resulting from the original 3 have been nominated as well. Tom has been a true inspiration for our herd and memories of him will be forever CHERISHED. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2013-7

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs J Jane Elizabeth Ruzic was born July 19, 2013 to Eliza and Philip Ruzic of Greenwood. Jane was 8 lbs. 14.5 oz and 20.5 inches long. She joins big brother Lucas. Congrats! D Congratulations to Nicole & Aaron Breunig, Juda, who welcomed son Gavin Donald on October 17. Gavin weighed 10 lbs. 3 oz. and was 23 inches long. U Dori & Steve Lichty welcomed Winston Channing on October 21, weighing 6 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19 inches long. He joins big sister Vivian at home in Beaver Dam. G Our condolences to the families of John Selz and Virgil Esselman 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 John Selz

John Patrick Selz, age 78, joined God’s Heavenly Kingdom on Friday October 4, 2013 at the House of the Dove Hospice in Marshfield. John was born on February 8, 1935 to Herman Selz and Justina (Bergmann) Selz of rural Humbird. He was tenth of twelve children. After graduating from Fairchild High School, John attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked briefly for the DuPont Chemical Company in Clinton, Iowa before returning home in 1959 to manage the family farm. Originally settled by descendants of the Bergmann family, the Selz Farm has been in John’s family for over 125 years. John wed his beloved wife, Marianne Kizewski on February 2, 1957 in Wisconsin Rapids. She was at John’s side when he died just as she has been for 56 years. Together they raised three devoted children: Pamela (Scott) Selz-Pralle of Humbird, Michael Selz of Tempe, AZ and Sue Strauss of Atlanta, GA. John also took great pride in his grandchildren: Ryan, Jessica and Nicole Pralle. Throughout his life, John contributed generously to his community and especially the dairy industry. A strong advocate for progressive dairying and the Holstein industry, John served as President of both the National Holstein Association and Wisconsin Holstein Association. He also served on the World Dairy Expo Board of Directors, Purebred Dairy Cattle Association Board, The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding, the U.S. Animal Health Association Board and the University of Wisconsin Board of Visitors. His incredible insight and leadership earned him many prestigious honors including the WI Holstein Distinguished Breeder Award, World Dairy Expo Dairyman of the Year, WI Agriculturalist Award the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Award of Distinction, and the UW-River Falls Top Agriculturalist Award. Though, his proudest accomplishment was breeding and developing a high type and high production herd of Joliam Holsteins. John loved talking cows and crop farming even during his waning days of life on earth. John was also devoted to his community and proud of the rich history of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church-Fairview of which he had served on the Parish Council. He was an active 4-H leader and also served on the Osseo-Fairchild School Board, Mid-Wisconsin Bank Board, Advisory Council to then Rep. Steve Gunderson, CVTC, and many other civic organizations. John will be remembered for his insightful intelligence, progressive foresight, dry sense of humor, and his commitment to family, community, agriculture, and the Holstein industry. He has left an indelible footprint on the hearts and minds of many especially his children and grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his sisters Mary Agnes (Gordon) Zimmerman, Philomene (Maurice) Harmon, Eileen (Edward) Payne, Sr. Clarita Selz - OSB, and Margaret Guarascio; and brothers Herman (Lillian) Selz, Werner (Betty) Selz and William (Adelia) Selz. He is survived by siblings Germaine (Leonard) Vertnik, Joseph (Janet) Selz, and Edward 8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2013

(Frances) Selz. At the family’s request, donations are preferred to establish a memorial scholarship in honor of John with the WI Junior Holstein Association. John was the first chairman of the Wisconsin Holstein Junior Activities Committee and a long-time advocate of developing Wisconsin’s Holstein youth.

Virgil Esselman

Virgil A. Esselman, 47, Loyal, passed away at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Marshfield, on Monday, October 14, 2013. Virgil Alan Esselman was born on February 2, 1966, in Marshfield, WI, the son of Lawrence and Julia (Gessert) Esselman. He was raised on the family farm southwest of Loyal, and received his education in the Loyal School District, graduating from Loyal High School in 1984. Virgil graduated from Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake, with a degree in Finance. He then went to work at USA Financial Service in River Falls. He returned back to Loyal and worked with his father on the home farm. Virgil also worked at Keith Stump Auction Service in Loyal for 17 years, and delivered flowers for Friends, Flowers & Gifts in Greenwood. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, the Loyal FFA Alumni, the Clark County Holstein Breeders Association, was a 4-H Dairy Leader, a former member of the Loyal Jaycee's, and helped for many years with the dairy show at the Clark County Fair. Virgil loved his cows and show cattle. Maplehusrt-Lane Mara was his once in a lifetime champion heifer and cow. He especially enjoyed spreading his love of showing dairy cattle to the youth of Clark County, and recently started showing with his nieces, Katlyn and Anna. He had special talent for interior decorating and floral design. He also loved being with family and friends during deer hunting on the home farm. He will be dearly missed by his parents, Lawrence and Julia Esselman of Loyal; two sisters, Nancy (John) Lindgren of Medford; Wendy (Chris) Lindner of Loyal; one brother, Ronald (Terri) Esselman of Greenwood; nine nieces and nephews, Melinda, Phyllis, Jessica and Ben Lindgren; Rachel and Elizabeth Esselman; Katlyn, Anna and Jake Lindner; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. Online condolences may be expressed at

Welcome to These New Members Adult members: Emily Parker, Janesville Don Cunningham, Janesville Todd Abraham, Plymouth David Bradley, Mineral Point Jill & Lisi Tauaalo, Lone Rock Doug Borth, Ellsworth Greta Hackbarth, Union Grove Susanne Jackson, Fennimore Kimberly DeVries, Viola Kenna Kirsnis, Brooklyn Lori Gullicksrud, Strum Steve Zastrow, Juneau Tony Senn, Fox Lake Robert & Heather Cook, Barron Ken Szews, Birnamwood Jeff Trapp, Scandinavia Randy Spears, Farmington, AR Junior members: Raelene Schuette, Unity Evan Schindler, Curtiss Adella Loehr, Eden Hannah Hensel, Pittsville Allie Eckes, Marshfield Nicole Buiter, Waupun Tarek Horkan, Reedsburg Macie Abraham, Plymouth Claire Bindl, Plymouth Autumn King-Whitney, Plymouth Sierra King-Whitney, Plymouth Elizabeth Jorgensen, Neillsville

From your President Marci Walker Greetings fellow Wisconsin Holstein enthusiasts! They tell me that the older you get, the faster time goes by, and well I must be getting older because it was warm here what seems like yesterday and today I felt some sleet! Hopefully your harvest was more bountiful than anticipated. I’d like to extend a very heart felt congratulations to all our Wisconsin Holstein members that helped Wisconsin shine at World Dairy Expo, whether it be breeding the cattle, volunteering with the show, preparing the cattle or serving up the grilled cheese. Last month I shared that we were discussing and looking at location options for our Wisconsin State Championship Show due to the lack of hosts signed up beyond 2014. The State Show Sub-Committee and State Show Committee along with Larry have had several meetings, surveyed membership with 80% of responses in favor of moving, and recommended to the Wisconsin Holstein Board to move the show to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. Our contract for the Midwest National Spring Show at Jefferson, WI is up for review after the 2014 Show. The Spring Show Committee also had a meeting and recommended to the board that the Midwest National Spring Show move to the Alliant Energy Center. The board met mid-October, accepted the recommendations from the two committees, discussed various factors of deliberation and ultimately voted to have both our Wisconsin State Championship Show and the Midwest National Spring Show at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison for the years of 2015, 2016 and 2017. The WHA Staff and board are very busy working on a number of year-end projects including employee reviews, 2014 planning and budgeting, award application evaluations and preparing for our conventions. Before we know it, the holidays will be here! Changing up the “Oh My Cow Pie” portion just a bit this month and would like you to nominate to me via email a name of the Wisconsin Holstein Member you think just might look the most like Santa. Your President, Marci Walker

Welcome to These New Members Junior members: Jordyn Vanden Heuvel, Black Creek Megan Zernicke, Wausau Darren Mueller, Monroe Landon Wendorf, Ixonia Austen Sampair, Elmwood Hali Braun, Wausau Lily Robinson, LaCrosse Thom Colter, Janesville Kristina Weld, Mt. Horeb Kasey Lois, Burlington Jeff Koster, Comanche, TX Kyra Bue, Alma Center Gracie Pierson, Lake City, MN Morgan VanSchyndle, Cuba City Owen Sjoberg, Watertown Emily Butler, Lebanon Fayth Paulson, Columbus William DiGangi, Jackson Maggie Budd, Menomonie Hailey Lundgren, Cushing Ambrea Kjos, River Falls Kyra Danz, Barneveld Macie Noble, Lancaster Gavin Kishman, Lone Rock Braxton Nodolf, Belmont Kendra Goplin, Osseo wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2013-9


Pierce-Vale Farm Larry, Lee & Scott Pierce, Tomah By Nicole Smith, WHA Summer Intern

Back - Dawn and Larry Pierce; front, from left to right Scott, Ashley holding Kylie, and Lee Pierce

sister is Pierce-Vale Durham Rocket, EX-92, with a lifetime record of 192,000 pounds of milk, 6,297 pounds of fat, and 6,231 pounds of protein. She has Excellent daughters out of Marsh, Shottle, Outside, and Morty, along with four Very Good Outside daughters and two Very Good Shottle daughters that classified VG-87 as two year olds. Though there are many favorites in the R Family, none is more pampered than Pierce-Vale Shottle Rally. Rally was sold at a Summer Event Sale and eventually returned to the farm after a dispersal sale. The baby of the farm, she was shown at the State Fair early 57 years since the purchase of Pierce-Vale Farm, Lee and twice, receiving first red both times. She has had three Very Good Scott Pierce are continuing the legacy of breeding Excellent two year old daughters for the farm. Another pampered pet on the cows and keeping family traditions alive. The 55-cow Registered farm is Pierce-Vale Dante Tweety, Ashley’s favorite animal and one Holstein herd dates back to 1956 when Loren Pierce Jr., bought the that had the honor of being in her and Lee’s engagement photos. farm. Originally consisting of grade animals, Loren and son Larry Tweety was classified VG-85 as a two year old and is now Excellent. continued to grow and develop the registered herd. Lee and Scott She is sired by the homegrown bull, Pierce-Vale Potter Dante-ET. grew up on the farm, located in Tomah, Monroe County, with their Tweety was flushed to Aftershock, and produced Pierce-Vale parents, Dawn and Larry Pierce. After leaving the nest for college, Aftershock Taffy, an 86 point two year old. Tweety’s family line goes both boys have returned home to begin the next generation at Pierce- back to animals purchased in the Castleholm sale in 2004. Her dam, Castleholm Pierce Tonya-ET was classified VG-85 as a 2 year old Vale Farm. Today, nearly 40% of the herd can be traced back to one of the and went Excellent as a three year old. She comes from 14 generaoriginal cows on the farm through the “R” Family. Pierce-Vale Bell tions of Excellent cows and has two Excellent daughters, including Reva, EX-93, is one of the farm’s top producing cows with a lifetime Pierce-Vale Durham Tobi, EX-90. Another high production cow family for the farm began with record of 232,590 pounds of milk. All of the cows in the R Family have made over 30,000 pounds of milk as three year olds and have Oakleaf Dusty Durham, EX-93, purchased from Larry’s cousin, been classified over 80 points as two year olds. Reva’s daughter, Keith Giraud, nearly 10 years ago. Dusty’s daughter, Pierce-Vale Potter Dawn was classified Pierce-Vale Mark Renee, EX-93, EX-91 and has a 145,000 pound has a lifetime record of 173,120 milk record. Dawn is recently pounds of milk, 3.6% fat with fresh and has an EX-90 daugh6,314 pounds, and 3.3% protein ter due in December. Another with 5,663 pounds. Other Reva Dusty daughter is Pierce-Vale daughters include Pierce-Vale Morty Dianna, VG-86. She has Chesapeake Reggie, EX-90, a lifetime record of 153,357 and Pierce-Vale Highlight pounds of milk and is still Rebecca, EX-90. The family making over 100 pounds a day also produced many firsts for for the brothers. The family also the farm. Pierce-Vale Durham had a few bulls that went to stud, Rosabell was the farm’s first including Pierce-Vale Potter cow to produce 40,000 pounds Donte and a Shottle son out of of milk. Her full sister, PierceDawn. Vale Durham Rosalle was the After classifying in April, they farm’s first consignment animal had 9 Good Plus, 11 Excellent, as a bred heifer and was one of and the rest were Very Good or the top sellers of the sale. She un-scored two year olds. Lee was sold to Brad DeBoer from makes all of the breeding South Dakota. Another full Pierce-Vale Bell Reva EX-93


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decisions on the farm. Currently they are using Windbrook, Aftershock and his sons Decklen and Heston, Braxton, Predestine, Brady, Sid, and Vigor. They have heifers out of Bradnick, Destry, Shottle, Goldsun, Atwood, Sanchez and Goldchip. Lee began the farm’s flushing program about eight years ago and they now have 28 ET calves.Their hard work has not gone unnoticed. In 2012 the farm received the Progressive Breeder Award from Holstein USA. Though farming is their passion, both Lee and Scott enjoy a life away from the farm. Both are very involved in sports, with Lee playing volleyball, softball, and bowling, and Scott playing golf, kickball, volleyball, bean bag tournaments, and bowling. Lee and Scott both attended Tomah High School where they were involved in 4-H and FFA. Lee served as FFA president, treasurer, and sentinel and both boys received their State and American Degrees. Lee and Scott were both members of Monroe County Junior Holsteins and an All Breeds Dairy Club. The boys are both active in the Wisconsin Holstein Association, and the farm will be a tour stop for the upcoming WHA Adult Convention. After high school, Lee attended Madison Farm and Industry Short Course before returning home to the farm. Lee and wife Ashley welcomed a daughter, Kylie, in December last year. Scott attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for two years before transferring to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where he graduated in December 2012 with a degree in Agriculture Business. Pierce-Vale Farm sits on 360 acres of land, with 200 tillable. They own 80 acres in conjunction with their uncle and rent 20 additional acres. They grow most of their own feed with 70 acres of alfalfa, 100 acres of corn, and 30 acres of oats. They feed baylage everyday along with high moisture shell corn, corn silage and hay silage. Cows are milked in the tie-stall barn, which is kept full at all times. The farm’s current RHA for 315 days is 24,915 pounds of milk, 3.89% fat with 968 pounds, and 3.05% protein with 759 pounds. They have an average of 112 bulk tank cell count all year. Lee and Scott don’t like switching cows, so they keep a consistent 55 cows in the herd. When they are over capacity, they sell an average of 12 cows a year to larger herds in the area. Cows that score lower than 82 as a two year old are likely to be sold. They also do some consignment sales and keep about a dozen bulls a year to sell as herd bulls. Calves are raised in 12 individual pens before being moved into the progression shed. Calves are fed milk up to 3-4 months and then switch to hay, calf feed, and corn. After the progression shed, calves are moved to group pens in the barn with the oldest able to go out to the bunk and pasture to keep them thin and fit. They also have a heifer and dry cow shed with 20 freestalls and a bedded sand pen for calving for older cows. The dry cow program is very important to Lee and Scott and they boast very few vet calls. The farm has currently bred 39 Excellent cows, and Lee’s goal is to make that number 50. He wants to continue breeding great cattle with good udders and feet and legs. With the current herd at 55, Lee and Scott have no plans of expanding. They enjoy doing the day-today work and don’t want to manage people. Keeping a small, family run operation where Lee and Scott can get their hands dirty and continue breeding Excellent cows is the future of Pierce-Vale Farm.

Pierce-Vale Durham Rocket EX-92

Pierce-Vale Durham Tobi EX-90

Pierce-Vale Potter Dawn EX-91

World Dairy Expo 2016 Futurity Entries Due

MADISON, WIS. – The deadline is quickly approaching for dairy cattle exhibitors to enter their eligible animals for the 2016 World Dairy Expo International Futurity. Entries for the Futurity will close November 1, 2013 at midnight (CST). The Three-Year-Old Futurity competition is in place for Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn and Red & White cattle. Each breed judge will select a Futurity breed winner, and then an overall winner and reserve will be crowned. Three-Year-Olds from each breed will be awarded premiums based on entries received. The overall Futurity Champion will receive a $1,000 cash award. Animals eligible for the 2016 WDE Futurity must be born between

September 1, 2012-August 31, 2013. The one-time Futurity fee is $50. In addition, the World Dairy Expo stalling and entry fees must be paid the year of the event. Paper and online entries will be accepted. Both can be found online at World Dairy Expo is recognized as the largest dairy-focused dairy trade event annually drawing more than 70,000 dairy producers and industry partners. Dairy enthusiasts gather from around the globe to view the dairy cattle show competition and share the latest in dairy innovation and concepts. Visit for additional information. “Designer Dairy” will be next year’s theme for World Dairy Expo, which will be held September 30 through October 4, 2014 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2013-11

Red & White Feature

Des-Y-Gen Planet Silk *RC

the sale, due this fall and early winter. Unique Red Carrier Lobster daughter, Silken, stands at +2349 GTPI, and has had both AI and embryo interest. She is now in service to Olympian for her own calf. The two Larson females were not Red Carriers, but the three Alchemy calves were born red and ranked extremely well. Soiree is Des-Y-Gen Planet Silk *RC the highest, has held embryo contracts and AI interest, and has IVF pregnancies on the way by Willpower, Liquid Gold, Beluga and By Ashley Yager Halogen. Secret sold at this spring’s Quest for Success Sale for $18,000, and there are pregnancies coming from her and the third Alchemy sister, Siren. The Epic offspring are ranked highest on the Red lists after the n an ever-evolving industry where genetic progress is on the August run, as Epic Sassy is currently the #3 Red/Red Carrier female forefront, Neil McDonah of Speek-NJ Holsteins and his partner in the breed at +2417 GTPI. Even though there is no true red bull in the pedigree for over six John Dalton may have found a golden ticket for the Holstein breed that provides high TPI for both the black and white and Red and generations, the Red Carrier gene has been a definite force in Silk’s pedigree and the value of her offspring. Silk is a Planet x Bolton x White Holstein kind. Des-Y-Gen Planet Silk *RC has become a tremendous asset to Goldwyn x Durham, and scored VG-87 at 2-05. Neil is excited about the Red and White Holstein breed, providing a high-TPI opportunity Silk’s future, and is rejuvenated and ready to hit the ground running for breeders looking for outcross on a very narrow group of proven now that she’s fresh again. Calves from Silk have the ability to make producers money, and the family follows through time after time. sires. Silk is currently +2137 GTPI and the #5 Red/Red Carrier cow Neil first spotted Silk as a bred heifer while visiting the Mike and Julie Duckett herd. He knew at that point he wanted her in his on the Locator List (was formerly #1). Her most notable offspring program, and family friend John Dalton came on board to purchase selling at public auction include Josey-LLC Splendor-Red-ET, a June Silk and form the Josey 101 LLC partnership in April 2012. When 2013 red Paige daughter, and a July 2013 Aikman granddaughter Silk calved, she was for sale in a package that included her and 27 that both sold at the 2013 World Classic for $30,000 and $131,000 respectively. In addition, a Red Carrier Uno daughter at +2418 GTPI calves and pregnancies. sold for $40,000 in the spring. When Silk was purchased, seven All of the calves born from Silk of the 27 IVF females were already carry the Josey-LLC prefix, based on the ground and included three on famous fictional character Josey Sudans, two Lobsters, and two Wales. Wales was a Missouri farmer Larsons. An additional eight that turned western outlaw during Alchemy and twelve Epic females the American Civil War. Silk’s were eventually all born alive. characteristics and qualities can be Of the Sudan calves, one was admired by anyone, and Neil and confirmed a Red Carrier. Shalom John feel those qualities especially has had embryo contracts as a fitting when facing the adversity of heifer, and she will be put on an IVF the dairy industry. program now that she is confirmed The first round of Josey-LLC pregnant. Her sister, Skye, was the heifers are getting ready to calve in, highest GTPI of this mating, but carrying a combination of their own even as a non-Red Carrier female, and IVF calves. All individuals will she sold for $36,500 at the Duckett calve in at Speek-NJ, with IVF calves Celebration Sale. There are IVF being born at Genetic Futures. The pregnancies by Doorman, Jabir, Dymentholm Sunview Silken-ET, focus of Silk’s ET program has been Liquid Gold, and Jacey coming Comestar Lobster x Silk to use the highest black and white from Skye that were made prior to

Making Red in a Black & White World


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Dymentholm Sunview Soiree-Red-ET, Hunsberger Alchemy-ET x Silk

Dymentholm Sun Siren-Red-ET, Hunsberger Alchemy-ET x Silk

TPI bulls to further the genetic base, hoping the Red Carrier continues to come through rather than just making red calves. The breed continues to need outcross sires in the red breed, and Neil hopes to meet these needs by continuing to focus on type, composites and production. Polled is not a focus for the Josey partnership at this time, until there is more advancement and security with the genetics. Silk continues to impress visitors from around the globe and should only get better as she progresses in her second lactation. She just missed the classifier in October, but should see a great reward in December. Silk is milking over 100 pounds only two weeks fresh after a 22-month calving interval. She was kept on an outstanding program to keep weight off in her dry period. Silk was definitely the highlight of World Dairy Expo at the McDonah’s Speek-NJ farm, as over 70 visitors from Japan, Australia, Netherlands, Italy, and Germany traveled to the farm to see her in person.

While Silk will be on a continued flush program, the Josey partners are excited about additional daughters in the herd. An Earnhardt-P polled daughter at +2267 GTPI has been contracted for embryos by the Japanese, an upcoming Fernand daughter at +2308 GTPI is *RC and +806 NM$ and will be worked with soon. In addition, an *RC Shan daughter is +2367 GTPI and will sell at the Sale of Stars in Canada in November. Neil is still waiting for a few results on polled Relief-P daughters. Silk continues to be housed at Speek-NJ Holsteins, and the Steve, Patty, Emily, Elaine, Katie, Neil and Joan McDonah family. The Speek-NJ herd is home to 110 milking animals, consisting of Registered Holsteins and recipients. The RHA for the registered herd includes 56 cows on test with 28,451M 3.7% 1050F and 3.1% 876P. There are 12 Excellent, 26 Very Good and 17 Good Plus in the herd.

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2013 World Dairy Expo Results Following are the Wisconsin animals and members 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

6th 7th

Langer Dundee Bubbles-ET, Jenna Langer, DeForest Santerra Tamra Patrick, Abriana Errthum, Lancaster Moorclose Fever Marcella, Madison, McKenzie & Payton Calvert, Cuba City

Senior 2 Year Old

International Junior Holstein Show Spring Calf 3rd

BHHD Sid Legacy, Nicole Ballweg & Karlee Ketelboeter, Dane 7th Siemers Goldsun Haya-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 8th Milksource A Golden Glow-ET, Benjamin Powers, Menomonie 10th Synergy Guthrie Toucan, M, C & E Jauquet & M, C & S Haack, Pulaski

Winter Calf

4th 5th 6th

Siemers Fever Hia-Glam-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Siemers Sid Scarlett-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Berryridge Guthrie Nallana, Cassandra & Elizabeth Endres, Waunakee 10th Ryan-Crest No Exactly-ET, Dylan Ryan & Laura Finley, Fond du Lac

Fall Calf 3rd 4th 6th 7th

Siemers Gsun Haya-Dream-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton WI Fischerdale Damion Rambo, Sara Griswold, Black Earth Hez Atwood Hunter-ET, Trevor Tuman & Chandler Bening, Lomira Siemers Damion Scar-Let-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Summer Yearling 3rd

Siemers Bradnk Haya-Love-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 10th (B&O) GenTerRaetion BX CheckMeOut, Paige, Hannah, Levi & Mitchell Nelson, Ellsworth

Spring Yearling

10th Berryridge Gldchp Eccentric, Zachary & Elizabeth Endres, Waunakee

Winter Yearling

7th 8th 9th

Ms Gold Chip Britelite-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Opsal Dundee Synthesize, Josh, Joey & Felicia Opsal, Blue Mounds Siemers Guthre Hayasdoll-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Fall Yearling 1st

Phoenix Gr Gloria, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 2nd Rock-N-Hill Garret Liz, Garrett Lederman, Brodhead 3rd Kulp-Dale Wndbrok Ellie-ET, Zachary Lemke & Jess Mullikin, Chilton 4th (B&O) Jeffrey-Way WB Twitter-ET, Breinne Hendrickson, Belleville 7th Crescentmead Pal Rhyan-ET, Dawson Nickels, Watertown 8th Ziems Dusk Lila, Renee Pierick, Elkhorn

Fall Yearling in Milk

2nd Bella-Ridge Go For Broke-ET, Kayla Krueger, Marion 5th Elmlo Sanchez Canadian Club, Austen Schmidt, Cascade 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2013

2nd Butlerview Aftersh April-ET, Ryan Lauber, Union Grove 4th Birkentree Goldwyn Cadee-ET, Jenna Langer, DeForest 9th Luck-E Braxton Maeve, Nicole Ballweg & Karlee Ketelboeter, Dane 10th Ms Ryanvu GWAtwood Punch-TW, Hailey Gaedtke, Luxemburg

Junior 3 Year Old 1st

Jeffrey-Way Advent Dynasty, Patrick Blair, Belleville 5th Siemers Atwood Alexia, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 6th Synergy Destry Amore-ET, M, C & E Jauquet & M, C & S Haack, Pulaski 7th Nabholz Legendholm Sultry, Austen Schmidt, Cascade 10th Jauquet Ardelis Atwood, Hailey Jauquet, Luxemburg

Senior 3 Year Old

2nd Wis-Tex SS Poem-ET, Grace Curran & Jeff Koster, Taylor 4th Budjon-Vail Gold Dreams-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma 5th Ehrke Ytina Gold Athiena-ET, Cierra Ehrke Essock, Fort Atkinson 9th Hoesly Dundee Rhianna, Jake & Paige Hoesly, Brodhead 10th (B&O) Elmlo Atlantic Ann, Austin Schmidt, Cascade

4 Year Old 5th

Milksource Talent Alicia-ET, Carson, Grant, Brooke & Garrett Kasbergen, Rudolph 6th Kishholm Chasity, Jenna Langer, DeForest 9th Fischerdale Damion Reality, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona 10th Pfaffsway Dillyn Ritz, Larissa Pfaff, Alma Center

5 Year Old

2nd Gildale Advent Primrose, Kayli, Kalista & Kaianne Hodorff & Nicholas Schuster, Eden 10th Jeffery-Way Tarita-TW, Breinne & Brooks Hendrickson, Belleville

6 Year Old & Older 1st

(Best Udder) Budjon Dundee Azalea-ET, Trevor Tuman & Chandler Bening, Lomira 2nd (B&O) Willows-Edge Advent Malika, Jordan Van Dyk, New Richmond 3rd Kizzys Lheros Josie-ET, Jared Buske, Brownsville

125,000 lb. Cow 1st


Siemers Dundee Hilda 8669ET, Jordan Siemers, Newton (B&O) Willows-Edge Dur Michele-ET, Jordan Van Dyk, New Richmond

International Red & White Show Spring Calf 9th

Fall Yearling in Milk 1st

Lyn-Vale Solo Cup-Red, William Schultz III, Waldo

Winter Calf

3rd 4th

Lyn-Vale Cherrypepper-Red, William Schultz III, Waldo Rosedale Rumor Hasit-Red-ET, Rosedale Genetics Ltd, Oxford

Fall Calf 4th 5th 7th

(2nd Jr) Bohnview Barb LingLing-Red, Benjamin Buske, Brownsville Hammertime Noniberry-Red, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna (3rd Jr) New-Star Barbwire Prize-Red, Rocco Cunningham & Suton Paulson, Arlington

Summer Yearling 1st

5th 6th 7th 8th

Maiz-N-Blu Adve ScarletRed, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna Ms Opportunity LaurynRed-ET, Siemers Holsteins, Newton (1st Jr, JrB&O) Ms Kampy Brbwr Prudance-Red, Derrek Kamphuis, Brandon Crescentmead Swetie PieRed, Grady Wendorf, Ixonia Milksource My Whiskey-Red, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

Spring Yearling

4th 5th 6th 10th

Siemers Brbwire Reba-Red-ET, Siemers Holsteins, Newton Vons-Zast Duce Diva-Red, Luke Peterson, Alma Center Nisenfancy Piclo Fizzle-Red, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna (2nd Jr) Funny Proposition-Red, Tyler, Cole & Mikayla Endres, Lodi

Winter Yearling

(1st Jr, B&O, JrB&O) Krull Larson Dirty Girl-Red, Cassy, Bryce & Carley Krull, Lake Mills 4th Milksource Dty Tanya-RedET, Cathryn & Christopher Gunst, Poy Sippi 8th Hoesly Hvezda Kiss Me-Red, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 9th Rosedale Serephena-Red, Rosedale Genetics Ltd, Oxford 10th Siemers Destry Joy-Red-ET, Siemers Holsteins, Newton

3rd 4th 7th

(Best Udder) Rokey-Benfer R Cutie-Red-ET, Kyle Natzke & Zachary Lemke, Fond du Lac Budjon-Vail Deidra-Red-ET, Michael & Laura Rammer, Sheboygan Saybrok-Mrk C Carly-Red-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna Crescentmead Att Mirage-Red, Brice & Brett Peth, Ixonia

Junior 2 Year Old 3rd

(B&O) Rosedale Lucky-Rose-Red, Rosedale Genetics Ltd, Oxford 6th Paulsoncrest Stormy-Red, Paulsoncrest, Columbus 7th Probert C Bree-Ella-Red, Kate Smith, Watertown (2nd Jr) AHM Lady Phoebe-Red, Karsen Haag, Mt Horeb

Senior 2 Year Old 3rd

Duckett D Layla-Red-ET, Michael & Julie Duckett & Westcoast Holsteins, Rudolph 8th Ms Glamours Destini-Red-ET, Destini Partners, Edgerton 9th KHW Regmnt Apple A2-Red-ETN-CL, Apple Partners II, Edgerton 10th (2nd Jr, JrB&O) Fancypants Hopeful Rae-Red, Julia Nunes, Chippewa Falls

Red & White Futurity

2nd Synergy Absolt Supprise-Red, Milksource Genetics & Synergy Dairy, Kaukauna 4th Ms Starmark Renita-Red-ET, Beechwood-H LLC, Ripon

Junior 3 Year Old 3rd 9th


(1st Jr, Prod) Criter-Ridge Reba-Red-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Willows-Edge R-Lou MyraRed, Claire Van Dyk, New Richmond

Senior 3 Year Old 3rd

Budjon-Vail Dione-Red-ET, M.E. Ladina, Lomira

Reserve Intermediate Champion of the Junior Show

Criter-Ridge Reba-Red-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior Show

Krull Larson Dirty Girl-Red, Cassy, Bryce & Carley Krull, Lake Mills

4 Year Old 4th 7th 8th

Valleyriver Jup Rudy, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna Benrise Royce Gretchen-Red, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Ms Shes A Siren-Red, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

5 Year Old Junior Best 3 Females

4th 5th

William Schultz III, Waldo Siemers Holsteins, Newton


(Best Udder) Ms Candy AppleRed-ET, Frank & Diane Borba & Frank & Carol Borba, Lomira

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2nd (1st Jr, B&O, JrB&O) Krull Advent Smiley-Red-ET, Carley Krull, Lake Mills 5th Oakvale Advent CinnabarRed, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 9th (2nd Jr, Prod) Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red-ET, Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford

Aged Cow 1st

4th 6th

(1st Jr, Best Udder) Cleland Advent Korie-Red-ET, J, Z, J & D Stransky & Ryan Lauber, Owatonna, MN & Union Grove (3rd Jr) Creeknook Advent Dawn-Red, Kelsey Crull, Monroe Budjon-Nitzy Destiny-Red-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

125,000 lb. Cow 1st


KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET, Apple Partners, Edgerton (Prod) Greenlea Advent Leta-Red, Duckett & Junemann, Rudolph

Nasco International Type & Production Award

Greenlea Advent Leta-Red, Duckett & Junemann, Rudolph

Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion

KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET, Apple Partners, Edgerton

Best Uddered Cow

Ms Candy Apple-Red-ET, Frank & Diane Borba & Frank & Carol Borba, Lomira

Premier Breeder and Premier Breeder & Exhibitor of the Heifer Show Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

State Herd 1st


International Holstein Show Spring Calf 9th

Siemers Goldsun Haya-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Winter Calf 5th 6th

Siemers Fever Hia-Glam-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Rosedale Nice and Ez-ET, Rosedale Genetics Ltd, Oxford

Fall Calf

2nd Jacobs Windbrook Bally, Siemers Holsteins, Newton 7th Hillpine Stone Fever, Lintvedt, Soules & Davis, Sun Prairie

Spring Yearling 5th

Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show

Krull Advent Smiley-Red-ET, Carley Krull, Lake Mills

Hammertime Windbrook Reno, Nick & Jessica Sarbacker & Matthew & Lauren Evangelo, Whitewater

Winter Yearling 5th


Budjon-JK-Glaz-Way Erin-ET, Budjon Farms, Glaz-Way & MD Lucky Lady, Lomira Val-Bisson Contrast Illara-ETS, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

Fall Yearling 3rd

Phoenix Gr Gloria, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Fall Yearling in Milk Senior & Grand Champion of the Junior Show

Cleland Advent Korie-Red-ET, J, Z, J & D Stransky & Ryan Lauber, Owatonna, MN & Union Grove



Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show Krull Advent Smiley-Red-ET, Carley Krull, Lake Mills

Extondale Sid Iams, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna (B&O) Duckett Fever Trendy-ET, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph

Junior 2 Year Old

2nd Weeks Dundee Anika, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 4th Dream-Prairie GW Alberta, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 9th Ms Duckett Federal Suzie-ET, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph 10th Morsan Atwood Burka-ET, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph

Senior 2 Year Old 4th

Produce of Dam

3rd 4th

Budjon Farms & Peter Vail, Lomira Christopher Vomastic, Pulaski

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Kingsmill Atwood Allison-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna Arcroix Goldwyn Jamaique-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira

Holstein Futurity 3rd

Macland Atwood Stacie, Majestic View Genetics, Al-Shar Holsteins & Shore, Sun Prairie

Junior 3 Year Old 1st


(Best Udder) Ehrhardt Gold Beauty-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna Ms Ken Dren Sanchez Feather, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

Senior 3 Year Old 6th 7th

Garay Alexander Destiny-ET, Mike & Julie Duckett & Frank & Jan Phillipson, Rudolph Eastriver Gold Deb 850-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

4 Year Old

2nd Robrook Goldwyn Cameron, Budjon Farms, St Jacobs ABC, Peter & Lyn Vail & Woodmansee Farms, Lomira 9th Duckett Ross Pamela, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph

5 Year Old 1st

(B&O) Rosedale Lexington-ET, Rosedale Genetics Ltd, Oxford

6 Year Old & Older 8th

Budjon-JK Emilys Edair-ET, Budjon Farms & Joel Kietzman, Lomira

125,000 lb. Cow 1st


(Best Udder) Vangoh Durham Treasure, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph (Prod) Siemers Dundee Hilda 8669-ET, Jordan Siemers, Newton

Showmanship & Fitting Contests Juniors (65 participants) 1. Cole Booth, Plymouth 2. Ava Booth, Plymouth 3. Alek Krueger, Wrightstown 6. Kylie Nichols, Watertown 7. Clarissa Ulness, Valders 8. Brett Walker, Wisconsin Dells 10. Brianna Crull, Monroe

Intermediate (105 participants) 2. Megan Nelson, Ettrick 4. Olivia Brandenburg, Fort Atkinson 5. Emma Olstad, Stoughton 6. Roseanne Crave, Waterloo 7. Lindsey Sarbacker, Edgerton 8. Grant Fremstad, Lone Rock 10. Vanessa Roberts, Whitelaw Senior (117 participants) 4. Andrea Pagenkopf, Lancaster 6. Makenzie Nickels, Beloit 8. Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona 10. Tiffany Roberts, Whitelaw Fitting Contest 3. Austin Nauman, Norwalk 5. Tyler Endres, Lodi

Nasco International Type & Production Award

Siemers Dundee Hilda 8669-ET, Jordan Siemers, Newton

State Herd

2nd Wisconsin

Premier Exhibitor

Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

World Dairy Expo 2013 Show Summary

2013 Total Attendance: 70,903 Commercial Exhibitors: 843 companies from 29 countries, 43 U.S. states and 6 Canadian provinces Total Number of Dairy Cattle Checked In On Grounds: 2,225 Breakdown of Cattle Represented: Ayrshire - 229 Brown Swiss - 361 Guernsey - 203 Jersey - 371 Milking Shorthorn - 191 Red & White - 253 Holstein - 617 (Junior 248 and Open 369) Total Number of Dairy Cattle Exhibitors: 1,616 exhibitors from 36 states, 7 Canadian provinces (AB, BC, MB, ON, PE, QC, SK) World Classic 2013 Holstein Sale Total Sales: $1,264,600 Lots: 48 Average: $26,262.50 Highest Lot: $131,000 for Oconnors Aikman Scarlet-Red, purchased by Scarlet Syndicate c/o Patty Jones, Ontario, consigned by Mapelwood, O’Connor and GenerVations, Jerseyville, Ontario

SPECIAL AWARDS: 2013 Dairy Woman of the Year: Karyn S. Schauf, Indianhead Holsteins, Ltd., Barron, Wis. 2013 Industry Person of the Year: Ken Nordlund, DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison, Wis. Merle Howard Award Winner: Cassy Krull, Lake Mills, Wis. A.C. “Whitie” Thomson Award Winner: Jason Danhof, Waukon, Iowa Herdsmanship Awards Given to individuals and/or dairy farms that exhibit and demonstrate organization, cleanliness and cooperation with show management based on votes by their fellow exhibitors. Barn 1: Pauli-View Dairy & VoGrin Swiss, Wis. Barn 9 & 10: Mapleton Valley Farms, Wis. Tuesday: Milksource Genetics, Wis. Thursday: Budjon, Wis. Friday: Random Luck Farm, Wis. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2013-17

Wisconsin’s World Dairy Expo Champions Apple Dominates International Red & White Holstein Show!

History was made at this year’s International Red & White Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo when the three cows that stood in the championship ring were the result of one outstanding individual KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET, EX-95 DOM. KHW Regiment Apple 3-RedETN, Apple herself and MS Candy Apple-Red-ET lined the colored shavings, side by side, in one shining moment at this year’s World Dairy Expo. The sight was incredible as spectators looked on to appreciate three very similar, outstanding individuals from one incredible family. At the end of the day, these cows were the “Bing, Bang, Boom” in judge Heath’s selection for champion. Apple 3 took home the top honors, while Apple was named reserve, and her daughter honorable mention. Apple’s clone 3 is owned by Westcoast Holsteins, and won the junior two-year-old class before taking Intermediate Champion honors. Three additional clones showed at the 2013 International Red and White Show, and placing fifth in the futurity, a fall calf placed ninth and the second place winter calf, Apple 2, was also owned by Apple partners. Apple has left an impact on the Red and White Holstein breed that will set the standard for years to come, and her history in the show ring is second-to-none. Owned by Apple Partners and Wisconsin bred by KHW Genetics (Ryan Kamps, Ryan Weigel and Mark Haag), Apple’s show career started as a Junior 2-Year-Old when she was named Unanimous All-American in 2006. She was nominated All-American as a 3-Year-Old in 2007 receiving high honorable mention. The industry will never forget Apple as the first million-dollar cow. Apple topped the Global Glamour sale in 2008 and made history again. Apple re-entered the show ring in 2009, and staked her claim as the Reserve Grand Champion Red & White at the Royal Winter Fair. She was nominated All-American Red and White 5-Year-Old that year. After taking Holstein International’s World Champion Red and White Cow honors in 2010, it was time for Apple to hit the colored shavings again in 2011. A true crowd favorite, Apple was named Grand Champion and Best Udder at the 2011 Grand International Red and White Show. She was again named All-American Red and White as an aged cow in 2011. This year, Apple took top honors in the 125,000 lb. cow class at the International Red and White Show before reclaiming a spot in the championship ring. To culminate a fantastic 2013, she was also named Holstein International’s Red Impact Cow of the Year. Apple is a maternal sister to dominant red sire KHW Kite Advent-Red-ET, and completes seven generations of EX. Apple’s record at 4-01 2x and 365 days yielded 35,650 pounds of milk with 4.7 1682F and 3.7 1314P.

Carley Krull - Krull Advent Smiley-Red-ET & Krull Larson Dirty Girl-Red

What started as a 4-H project turned into a dream day for any junior member at this year’s International Red and White Show. Carley Krull had two junior bred and owned animals in the parade for Grand Champion after having received Reserve Junior Champion and Reserve Senior Champion honors with her animals. Krull Larson Dirty Girl-Red, owned by Cassy, Bryce and Carley Krull, is the product of a purchase the kids made at a National Convention Sale. Dirty Girl’s dam, Hauve Advent DreamyRed-ET, was their selection after purchasing a first choice from Tyrone Johnson. Dreamy completes five generations of Excellent dams back to Dellia herself. Dreamy, EX-93, has a tremendous show record in her own right, highlighted by being named Reserve Junior All-American Junior 2-Year-Old (B&Ws) and Nominated All-American Red & White Junior 2 Year Old. She was also HM Junior All-American Junior 3-Year-Old and the Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show at the 2012 Midwest Spring Red & White Show. Dirty Girl-Red is due in March with an Action-Red bull calf. She has maternal sisters by Goldwyn, Mr Burns and Redburst. In fact, Dirty Girl is the third daughter of Dreamy to be Reserve Junior Champion at a national show. Her Debonair daughter, DreamgirlRed, was Reserve Junior Champion of the Red & White Junior Show at NAILE in 2010 and her black and white Mr Burns daughter, Dream Big, was the winning Winter Calf and Reserve Junior Champion at the NAILE open show in 2011. Carley’s other homebred animal, Krull Advent Smiley-Red-ET, was named Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show after placing as 1st junior and 2nd open in the 5-Year-Old class. Smiley, EX-93 with an EX-94 mammary system, is currently working on a record of 23,156 4.1 948 3.1 709 in 252 days. Leading up to World Dairy Expo, Smiley had already had a great show season. She was 1st junior and 2nd open 5-Year-Old at the Midwest Spring Red & White Show and Reserve All-Wisconsin and Junior All-Wisconsin 5-Year-Old at the Wisconsin Red & White Championship Show. She was also named Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show. In August, Smiley was 1st 5-Year-Old and Reserve Grand Champion of the Red and White Show at the Wisconsin Junior State Fair and took home the Supreme Champion Bred & Owned banner. Smiley is an Advent daughter of Rocher Jordan Snow-Red, EX-94, also a winning show cow for Carley. She has twice been nominated for All-American Red & White and was the Junior AllAmerican Aged Cow in 2010. Snow was purchased by Brian and Cindy Krull as a pick at a UWPlatteville Pioneer Classic sale and was given to Carley as her first Red & White 4-H project. Smiley has a Deuce yearling and a two-year-old Mighty-P daughter that just calved in. She will be flushed again this fall.

Cleland Advent Korie-Red-ET – Ryan Lauber & Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky

A partnership born at the 2012 World Dairy Expo really paid off for Wisconsin junior Ryan Lauber and Minnesota juniors Joseph, 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2013

Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky at this year’s show. Cleland Advent Korie-Red-ET was the winning aged cow and eventual Grand Champion of the Junior Show at the 2013 International Red and White Show. She was also named Reserve Supreme Champion of the Junior Show. Korie, bred by Jim and Vicky Cleland of Clinton, made the trip to World Dairy Expo last year and was housed with the Stranshome string. She placed 4th as a 5-Year-old for the Clelands at the show, and was nominated All-American. Reid Stransky approached the Clelands about purchasing Korie, and Madison show string helper Ryan Lauber also expressed interest to Reid about becoming partners on the cow. Since Ryan would still be a junior member in 2013, they decided to put Korie in Ryan’s name with all of Reid’s junior-age sons. Pregnant with a bull calf when the purchase was made, Korie calved in July and looked really good from the start. They took her to the Minnesota State Fair where she was named Grand Champion of the Red and White Show. The partners are hoping to do some IVF work on Korie this fall and try to have her bred back for the 2014 show season. Korie was recently raised to EX-94 with an EX-94 mammary system. She is backed by seven Very Good dams and had a 5-00 record in 365 days of 31,570M with 4.7 1490F and 3.3 1052P lbs. Korie is housed at Stranshome Holsteins, Owatonna, Minnesota. Stranshome is home to 140 cows, including 20 show cows that are housed in box stalls in a hoop barn for specialized care.

Criter-Ridge Reba-Red-ET – Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers

It’s been a successful summer for the Siemers family and CriterRidge Reba-Red-ET, which was topped off with Reba being tapped for Reserve Intermediate Champion of the Junior Show honors at the 2013 International Red & White Show. She was third in the open show and the first junior as a junior three-year-old. Reba is scored EX-92 at 3-05 and had a 2-00 record in 353 days of 26,700 4.4% 1168F and 3.1% 839P. No stranger to the show ring, Reba placed 8th at World Dairy Expo as a spring yearling and 8th as a Junior 2-Year-Old. She grew several inches while she was dry and really came into herself after freshening again in June. Reba, with Jordan on the halter, had a great summer in the ring and was named Intermediate Champion at the Wisconsin Red & White Championship Show. She went on to be named Supreme Champion of the 2013 Wisconsin Junior State Fair after winning Grand Champion of the Red & White Show. The Siemers family purchased Reba as a heifer in a tag sale. They felt she had a great combination of type, pedigree and interestingly enough, index. Reba is a Contender from an

EX-93 show-winning Advent and then five more Excellent dams back to Roxy. She sports a GTPI of +1889, which is pretty impressive for her sire stack. Reba is currently bred back for next year and is due in May. The Siemers are also excited about the technology that IVF affords them and are planning on trying to make some fall calves during her pregnancy. Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor and Lauren are active players of the Siemers Holsteins team. Siemers Holsteins is home to over 5,000 Registered Holsteins and the fourth, fifth and sixth generations of the Siemers family. The rolling herd average on 2748 cows is 34,453M with 4.0 1379F and 3.0 1044P lbs. The herd currently boasts over 100 Excellent cows and nearly 150 Very Good two-year-olds. They also farm nearly 5000 acres of corn, alfalfa and wheat.

Cassy Krull wins 2013 Merle Howard Award

A three-breed award winner equally well known in Red & White, Holstein and Jersey circles, Cassy Krull won the 2013 Merle Howard Award. The daughter of the Cindy Krull and the late Brian Krull of Lake Mills, Wis., Krull is the tenth person to receive this honor. The Merle Howard Award is presented to the top junior exhibitor at World Dairy Expo who demonstrates exemplary skills in fitting, showmanship and overall passion for the dairy industry. This 20-year-old is a critical member in operating her family’s 800-acre dairy farm in southeast Wisconsin and is involved in all phases of the operation. Additionally, she gained valuable experience in 2011 and 2012 when she worked for Ron and Christy Ratliff ’s Jersey herd in Garnett, Kan. A very talented leadsperson and equally gifted with the clipper, Krull recently won showmanship and fitting competitions at her local county fair on her way to being named Supreme Champion Showman. Additionally, she placed among the top five in showmanship competitions at World Dairy Expo, the Wisconsin State Fair, and was named Supreme Champion Showman at the Southern National Show. Krull also is the first woman to be a leadsperson at World Dairy Expo’s World Classic Sale. In junior breed programs, Krull was named a Distinguished Younger Junior Member by Holstein Association USA in 2010 and just this year, she was named the 58th National Jersey Youth Achievement Award winner. Previously, she served as the National Jersey Queen. A young leader, Krull was elected the Wisconsin Junior Activities Committee and was employed by the 2013 Red & White Dairy Cattle Association as their summer intern. Additionally, she served on the All- American Jersey Show Activities Committee. Above all, this young lady is a hard worker, who fits and prepares her own animals for the show each year. She has had success in three breeds and owns 40 head. In 2010, Krull showed her bred and owned cow Krull Dundee Ellory-ET who went on to be named Honorable Mention Senior Champion at World Dairy Expo’s International Junior Holstein Show. The next year, her three-year-old Jersey, Ratliff Sambo Demi-ET took home third-place honors in the National Jersey Jug in Louisville, Kentucky. And just this year, Krull Larson Dirty GirlRed was named Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior Red & White Show at World Dairy Expo. Krull is a sophomore majoring in animal science and agri-business at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Previous award winners of the Merle Howard Award include: 2004, Robert Teixeira, Turlock, Calif.; 2005, Matthew Mitchell, Lafollette, Tenn.; 2006, Greta Koebel, Three Oaks, Mich.; 2007, Brandon Ferry, Hilbert, Wis.; and 2008, Kelly Lee, Johnson Creek, Wis.; 2009 Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac, Wis.; 2010 Stephanie Aves, Popular Grove, Ill.; 2011 Karen Anderson, Lester Prairie, Minn.; and 2012 Cy Conard, Sharon Springs, N.Y. Merle Howard was a respected dairy industry pioneer. Winner of the 1954 Klussendorf Award, Howard was a herd manager, Holstein classifier and later a sales and export businessman. Serving on the first National Dairy Shrine Board, he became one of only eight people to receive the 4-E Award for outstanding service. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2013-19

Karyn Schauf recognized as World Dairy Expo’s Dairy Woman of the Year

Karyn S. Schauf, and her husband Bob own and operate Indianhead Holsteins, Ltd. of Barron, Wisconsin, and have four sons. The welcome sign at the tree-lined driveway of the Schauf family farm is a large welcome sign that reads: “Indianhead Farm - Founded on Great Families.” This mantra seems to be fitting for both Karyn and Bob’s family as well as the world-renown cow families that have been developed in their 110-cow Registered Holstein herd. Karyn’s dedication to her family, farm and community is evident in her achievements as recognized by the global dairy universe. As a youngster, Karyn followed in her grandfather’s footsteps at his well-known Holstein operation, Clinton Stock Farm. But her real catalyst into agriculture and agriculture promotion occurred when she became Alice in Dairyland in 1977 while attending college. Her experiences as Wisconsin’s agriculture ambassador in that role provided her a sound foundation to become one of the leading ladies in dairy promotion in her community and beyond. Indianhead Holsteins, Ltd. has become globally recognized for its great cow families that compete well in the Showring. The farm is comprised of 1,000 acres of crops and the purebred dairy farm with twelve employees. In addition, over several years, Karyn, and her family at Indianhead Holsteins, have become known around the world as host to more than fifty international college student trainees from countries including England, Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Japan and Mexico. They also operate a separate livestock bedding business and produce alternative fuel from canola seed grown on their farm. Karyn is the partner and business manager for all three enterprises.

Always volunteering for opportunities to promote agriculture, Karyn has served as president of the Barron County Farm Bureau for the past five years. She just completed a multiple year commitment on the Wisconsin Farm Technology Day Executive Committee for host, Barron County. She has also been a member of the Barron County Ag Promoters, a Wisconsin delegate to the National Holstein Convention and chairman of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Market Development Committee. Karyn and Bob have been awarded the Wisconsin Outstanding Young Farmer Award as well as the National Outstanding Young Farmer Award in 1987, sponsored by the Jaycees. They have been recognized as the Wisconsin Holstein Distinguished Young Breeder and an Elite Breeder by Holstein USA. The State of Wisconsin bestowed the Governor’s Export Achievement Award for their sale of Holstein embryos across the globe.

5th Dam: W olph Stripes-T R Sher-Est ud MD DOM G EX-91 2E 3.3 1203 ,560 3.8 1400 3-09 2x 365 36

7th Dam: Sher-Est S-Win d Saturday-ET EX-90 4-04 2x 365 41 GMD DOM ,420 4.6 1914 3.2 1340

Crest-View-Acres Shanda-ETS GTPI +2401 PTA +1443M +75F +49P +2.88SCS +5.8PL +2.81T +3.03UDC +2.03FLC ~ born 10/20/12, sired by Mountfield SSI DCY Mogul-ET Dam: Crest-View-Acres Sherry NC 2-07 89d 6,813 4.7 317 2.9 196 inc. 2nd Dam: Crest-View-Acres Plt Silka VG-86 1-10 365 25,850 4.0 1024 2.9 750 3rd Dam: Stripes Finley Senora EX-92 2E DOM 5-00 2x 365 38,100 3.5 1332 2.8 1057 4th Dam: Stripes Mtoto Sophie-ET VG-87 3-07 2x 365 30,810 3.7 1140 3.2 988

Stripes Finley Senora 2E-92 DOM

The Saturday cow family is known worldwide and has had a real impact on the breed. Shanda is the latest in a line of high type, high indexing offspring. We will be flushing Shanda on her next cycle inquiries are welcome!

Steve & Kay Holte

E7166 Tri-State Rd., Westby, WI 54667

Ph: (608) 634-4545 Cell: 608-632-1598 Fax: (608) 634-2549 e-mail: Herdsman: Mike Hall (608) 632-1509 Visitors Welcome

District 2

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Her Dam

AR-Line Goldwyn Deborah EX-92 2-07 305 29,427M 1075F 873P 3-08 305 34,047M 1192F 987P 4-09 121 14,914M 573F 403P inc. Daughters Milking: • GP-83 Observer - potential VG in November, fresh in May with a Lithium heifer calf • Durham fresh in March that has 2 ET Alexander calves • 2 by Durham Atlas, 1 has a Man-O-Man heifer & 1 has a Mac heifer calf

AR-Line Shottle Dachia-ET EX-92

Other daughters include a Man-O-Man, 6 Sid heifers, 2 Damion September calves, a Roy calf born in June and 3 Alexander September calves. We are currently flushing Deborah to Windbrook - inquiries are welcome!

This is one of our favorite mother-daughter pairs here at AR-Line Dairy. We are excited about the offspring coming from both that are sure to continue the tradition of excellent type and production.

2-02 305 22,864M 899F 712P 3-03 365 36,632M 1363F 1112P 4-10 365 52,534M 2018F 1487P 6-04 305 37,885M 1484F 1091P • Due in January to Sid • VG-85 & GP-83 milking Bolton daughters • Other daughters by Jordan (3) & Durham (1) • Pregnancies coming: 3 Goldwyns in December, 3 Sids in March & 4 Observers in April

INE DAIRY AR-L e Holthaus Family N5580 CTH DE, Bangor, WI 54614 • 608-386-9943 Reed • May 2013 RHA: 342 cows 29,208M 1095F 885P 22–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2013

District 2

Fall Favorites

Hy-Gro Talent Michelle

Kranzdale Dusky *RC

2-03 171 13,132 459F 366P inc.

2-00 282 16,739 668F 479P inc.

9th Senior 2 Year Old, District 2 Show 2013 3rd 2 Year Old, La Crosse Interstate Fair 2013 Michelle is a Talent backed by a VG-85 Goldwyn with 76,656M 3226F 2463P lifetime to date and a VG-85 Machoman.

3rd Junior 3 Year Old & 1st Junior, District 2 Show 2013 2nd 3 Year Old, La Crosse Interstate Fair 2013 5th Junior 3 Year Old, Central Wisconsin State Fair 2013 Dusky is a Dusk backed by a VG-85 Advent, EX-92 DOM Rubens, EX-92 Astro Jet, EX-91 DOM Blackstar and EX-95 2E GMD DOM Dellia. She is currently bred to Absolute-Red and has a Durham-Red heifer calf.

Other favorites that go back to the VG-85 Machoman: • VG-85 2Y Radar-Red that is just fresh again • Million from a GP-83 2Y Goldwyn • Jordan from a GP-80 2Y Shottle District 2 We are looking forward to classifying these promising young cows in November!

Junior Ad 2013

Hy-Gro Cole Hoyer Farms

N5606 State Rd. 108, West Salem, WI 54669 (608) 386-4012 cell •

Flo is an 11th generation VG or EX cow from the Debra’s, including 7 generations of EX GMDs. She is also a production POWERHOUSE, having completed her fourth lactation with the state and national record fat production. Flo has pregnancies by Atwood and has been flushed to Aftershock. District 2

Ken-Flo Potter 598 VG-85 VG-MS 4-01 2x 302 36,550 6.4 2331

State Record Fat Production

4-11 2x 305 44,580 6.4 2864 2.9 1304 365 51,176 6.3 3236 2.9 1498 State & National 305 day and 365 day Record Fat Production

Allan & Sue Lundberg

W12976 Huskelhus Rd. Osseo, WI 54758 715-983-5866 • wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2013-23

RABUR GOLD PANOCHA-ET EX-90 2-03 2x 365 22,730 4.2 964 3.2 727 3-08 2x 313 23,220 4.0 924 3.3 756 4-08 2x 312 24,390 3.9 956 3.3 812 5-07 2x 306 24,460 3.9 951 3.3 804 115,000 lbs. lifetime to date Dam: Rabur Outside Pandora EX-91 3E GMD DOM 2-11 2x 362 37,330 3.6 1344 3.1 1152 Next 4 dams: EX-91 3E GMD DOM Rudolph, EX-92 2E GMD DOM Inspiration, EX-91 3E GMD DOM Triple Treat, EX-90 GMD DOM Mars Panocha is the complete package - high type, production and a great sire stack. She has daughters by Baxter and Champ that look to follow that tradition. We have Dorcy embryos available and will be flushing her again soon - call if interested! R. Paul & Darlene Buhr District 2

S4166 Orchard Rd., Viroqua, WI 54665 Cell: 608-606-3480 E-mail: PBR Herd - 34 Years PGH Herd - 22 Years

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District 2 District 2 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The December issue will feature District 10 - Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Sheboygan & Winnebago counties.

Buffalo County

2013 Adult Membership: 14; Jr. Membership: 3 Adult Association officers - President: Eric Moe; Vice President: Andy Engstrand; Secretary: Billie Dittrich; Treasurer: Don Dittrich. Junior Association officers - President: Jordon Dittrich; Secretary: Tessa Bragger; Treasurer: Korlen Dittrich; Junior Advisor: Don Dittrich.

Jackson County

2013 Adult Membership: 34; Jr. Membership: 11

La Crosse County

2013 Adult Membership: 34; Jr. Membership: 17 Adult Association officers - President: Randy Holthaus; Vice President: Jeff Heuer; Secretary: Jason Heuer; Treasurer: Jody Hoyer; Junior Advisors: Randy & Linda Holthaus. Junior Association officers - President: Cole Hoyer; Secretary/ Treasurer: Ranae Holthaus.

Monroe County

2013 Adult Membership: 47; Jr. Membership: 13 Adult Association officers - President: Bryan Stremcha; Vice President: Lee Pierce; Secretary: Adam Schmitz; Treasurer: Keith Giraud; Junior Advisor: Amy Schmitz.

Trempealeau County

2013 Adult Membership: 29; Jr. Membership: 14 Adult Association officers - President: Bob Hart; Vice President: Alan Lundberg; Secretary: Shelly Hart; Treasurer: John Giemza. Junior Association officers - President: Megan Nelson; Secretary: Chris Killian; Treasurer: Reece Lehman; Advisors: Amanda Killian & Larry Nelson. The Trempealeau County Holstein Breeders had a great 2013 with their annual meeting in the spring and June dairy breakfast at the Alan Lundberg family in June. A few families attended the Adult Holstein Convention in Marathon County where Steve and Amanda Killian received a Top Performer award and Bob and Shelly Hart were recognized with a Young Adult Educational Award. Current officers were re-elected to their current officer roles at the meeting. The Adult Breeders decided to sponsor a monetary amount for the winning Senior Champion and Junior Champion of the Open Show at the 2013 Trempealeau County Fair to try to increase attendance at the show. The group also contributed to the state association and helped cover a portion of the cost of a traveling fitting box that would be available to Trempealeau County juniors to check-out for the upcoming show season. The Trempealeau County juniors recognized Megan Nelson for receiving an YMR award and Reece Lehman for receiving a 12 & Under recognition at the 2013 Junior Convention. Reece also won the junior speaking contest as well. The group traveled to National Convention in Indianapolis, IN in June and then held two fitting and showing clinics for the county. A general session was held at Thimble-Peak Holsteins in Ettrick for 20 junior members and an advanced fitting session focusing on toplines at the Nelson Farm in Blair. The juniors are looking forward to the upcoming 2014 Junior Convention in the Dells!

Vernon County

2013 Adult Membership: 48; Jr. Membership: 21 Adult Association officers - President: Joe Harbaugh; Vice President: Randy Nigh; Secretary: Gary Thompson; Treasurer: Anna Wendorf; Directors: Steve Holte, Paul Buhr.

WHA 2014 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 15, 2014 (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 2014 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 & 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 yearend 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 Nov. 15 to: WI Holstein Association, Summer Internship, 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.

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Young Adult Education Award applications due November 15

The Wisconsin Holstein Association’s Young Adult Committee will be offering monetary awards for young adults to attend educational events in 2014. 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 2013 winners had to say about his experience... Bob & Shelly Hart, Galesville Bob and I currently reside at Pine Knoll Farms in Galesville, WI which is located in Trempealeau County. This was my home farm and we officially took over the dairy in June of 2012. I have been a member of the WI Holstein Association ever since I was a member of the Junior Association at the age of 9. Bob became a member in 2003. We currently raise Registered Holstein and Brown Swiss dairy cattle. Bob is in on the farm full-time and I work part-time at Dairyland Laboratories as a lab technician. Along with my mom, Linda, we milk 60 cows twice daily and work side-by-side one another in daily farm tasks. Why did you complete the YAC Educational Award application? We were introduced to this award application last year and thought it would be a great opportunity to branch out to see the aspects of the Holstein industry. Bob and I have always remained active in the dairy industry, but thought this would be an extra push to try something new.

What dairy industry event did you attend and what did you learn from the event? We elected to attend the 2013 National Holstein Association Convention. It allowed us to learn more about the Holstein Association at a national level. In addition, it gave insight to the business aspects of the industry and also allowed us to gain networking opportunities. What is your favorite Wisconsin Holstein or dairy industry event and explain why? This makes for a tough question. We would have to say for the Wisconsin Holstein Association side, we enjoyed attending the state meeting. It allowed us to catch up with fellow friends and dairyman as well as at the same time gave us a chance to see the year in review for the association. On a dairy industry side, World Dairy Expo would be a favorite. It truly is a show like no other! What has been your most memorable moment in the dairy industry? It would be hard to narrow in on one single moment, instead I would have to say they are more like milestones in working with our dairy herd. Favorites would be when the homebred cows bring home the blue ribbons at shows or when you have that great classification day on the farm and are able to add more Excellents to the herd. On another note, we also take pride in the moments when you are able to witness youth you have coached receive their first blue ribbon with their project animal. Bob and I enjoy working with youth dairy programs and we encourage individuals to become active in the dairy industry. Would you recommend others to complete the Educational Award application? Yes, we would certainly recommend for others to take the time to complete the application. It truly is a great opportunity to challenge yourself to branch out to see the aspects of the dairy industry. In this industry, times are always changing and there are always new things to be discovered. Thus, we feel this is a way to allow individuals to develop new insight or networking tools that can be beneficial to their own herd. Bob and I truly thank the Wisconsin Holstein Association for this award and wish to encourage other to take part.

Austin Martin Benefit Sunday, December 1 • Holiday Inn Express, Janesville • 11:30-4:00 p.m. Austin Martin, son of Joe and Bonnie Martin, is 9 years old. On what should have been his first day of 4th grade at Milton’s Northside Intermediate School, he was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma cancer. Austin needs to endure numerous rounds of chemotherapy and then have surgery in 2014. Our benefit will assist with ongoing medical cost and everyday challenges Austin and his family will encounter.

11:30 a.m. - Silent Auction & Raffles 2:00 p.m. - Live Auction by Badger State Auctions, Bob Johnson • Music by Wisco Disco • Concession stand by Rock County Pork Producers

Donated by Larson Acres Lars-Acres Favre Twerk-ET born 10/5/13 Favre x Lars-Acres Truffle-ET VG-88 DOM x Lars-Acres Tricia EX-91 DOM x Lars-Acres Trouble EX-90 2E DOM Lars-Acres Truffle-ET VG-88 DOM

If you’d like to donate an item to either of the auctions, please contact: Brian Bjugstad, 608-290-4489 or Mike Larson, 608-751-9166 Questions? Please contact: Renee Bjugstad, 608-291-3051 or Marlys Howe, 608-513-3417. Eric Olstad will take phone bids on the heifer at 608-219-0942. Organized by Milton FFA Alumni and Evansville FFA Alumni along with numerous friends and family. 26–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2013

Lars-Acres Felices Favre-ET +1984 TPI +3.23T +2.76UDC +2.42FLC

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WHA Present s...

The 2014 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, 2013. Any state member can nominate a heifer using the form below. All entries must be received with a fee of $50 by February 1, 2014. By entering your calf in the Treasure Quest, you are committed to potentially having the calf selected as the winner. 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 2014 Midwest National Spring Holstein Show on Saturday, April 29, 2014. 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: ___________________________________________ o I have enclosed my $50 non-refundable application fee. By entering your calf in the Treasure Quest, you are committed to Due by February 1, 2014 to potentially having the calf selected as the winner. WI Holstein Association, 902 Eighth Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2013-29

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

Months in Milk when Classified ___________

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

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

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

Production records completed from January 1 to December 31, 2013. Limit of 5 applications per age division and postmarked by Friday, January 10, 2014. All production records should be 305 days or less. Cow must be classified at least GP if a 2 year old or VG if 3 year old or older. Classification should be from the lactation being submitted for award. You may also submit a pedigree for classification verification if needed. For permanently scored cows, the permanent score will be used. Cows must be housed in Wisconsin for the entire lactation to receive recognition. This contest is for Wisconsin Holstein Association members. All records will be entered on a TRUE PROTEIN BASIS. *2 & 3 year olds use 20 for the multiplier; all older animals use 25 as the multiplier to obtain ranking points.

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 2013

Happy Fall Everyone! Crisp leaves, bountiful crops, pumpkin spice lattes, and the colored shavings are all things that make autumn so special. This fall has been the best one yet. I have fond memories that all take place during the first week in October. From watching the Holstein show as a little girl with my mom, to running around the Exhibition Hall with my cousin Jordan, collecting as much “free stuff ” as possible. This year’s World Dairy Expo has been my favorite. Nothing has been more exciting than watching and cheering for Wisconsin Holstein members who graced the royal purple shavings. Congratulations to all the breeders, exhibitors, leadsmen, fitters, nightline crews, and “poop catchers.” Your hard work and dedication definitely stood out!

Morgan and I were able to watch some of Wisconsin’s best judges select their favorites throughout the week. Congratulations to Paul Trapp, Lynn Harbaugh, and Katie Bue. I think we can all agree that they did an excellent job sorting through many exceptional, quality classes. As the weather begins to turn colder and colder, it is never too early to start thinking about the Wisconsin Holstein Association’s Junior Convention! I encourage everyone to try something new this year, as from my own personal experience, it has been incredibly rewarding. Perhaps write an essay, participate in the speaking contest, or study for hours on end acquiring dairy bowl facts. But as always, have fun! For the older members, don’t hesitate to run for a leadership role. Apply for a royalty position, or strive to be the next best JAC. With your help, we can be insured that 2014 will run smoothly. I hope to see you January 3-5 in Wisconsin Dells. I know Fond du Lac County has an incredible convention planned for all of us!

Crystal Siemers-Peterman

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

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SALE REPORTS Fond du Lac County Holstein Classic - September 17

As you walked up and down the barn aisle at Great Northern on the evening on September 17, 2013 the one comment you would hear continually was “what outstanding udders on this great group of young cows... beautiful udders, one right after another!” It certainly was a superb group of milky young cows that were offered in the 68th edition of the Fond du Lac County Holstein Classic! A nice crowd was on hand and showed their appreciation of the quality consignments with steady bidding throughout the sale. The 54 milking cows that passed through the sale ring averaged $2,502. A favorite among the five red and white cows selling was the two year old Secure from the EX-92 2E GMD DOM Special Missy with 36,320 4.8 1756 3.3 1186 and the dam of 4 EX and 13 VG daughters. Next dam is the EX-94 4E DOM three time All-American, Miss Special, then the EX-94 2E Miata-Red. This lovely uddered young cow sold milking 80 pounds and carrying service to Licorice-Red. Consigned by Doug Lemke, Chilton, WI she sold for $5,100. Allen & Shirley Sell, Watertown, WI placed the final bid to add her to their well-known Sellcrest herd. The consignment of James Senn, Campbellsport, WI caught the eye of many! This VG-87 Cadet three year old sold milking 110 lbs. and due in March with a Dorcy heifer calf. Making well over 30,000 this lactation, this tall, well balanced young cow is sure to make a big jump in score as well!!! San Ron Holsteins, Sheboygan, WI took her home at the price of $4,450. The tall, silky, black Damion from the Reserve All-American, Scientific Gold Dana Rae-ET EX-95 2E, was another crowd favorite. Budjon-JK Damion Dorie-ET had just classified VG-86, was milking 80 pounds and was serviced to Atwood. Budjon Farms and Joel Kietzman, Lomira, WI consigned this potential ninth generation Excellent who sold for $4,200 to Jake Kruschke, New Richmond, WI. Budjon Farms & Joel Kietzman also consigned the fourth high seller in Budjon-JK Durham Erupt-ET. This two year old Durham has just scored VG-86. She was milking 90 pounds and sold bred to Gold Chip. Her dam is the EX-96 4E GMD DOM All-American and sixth generation Excellent, Budjon-JK Linjet Eileen-ET. Charles Westphal paid $4,100 to add this promising young cow to his breeding program at Westphalia Holsteins, Brownsville, WI. The impressive uddered Goldwyn offered by Lauber Farms, Union Grove, WI commanded $3,800 from John Krueger, Hilbert, WI. In her third lactation and scored VG-86, Hillpine Goldwyn Fawn sold milking 100 pounds and serviced to Aftershock. This fourth generation Excellent or Very Good looks to pick up more points next classification! The sale was sponsored by the Fond du Lac County Holstein Association with selections handled by Rick Bovre, Chad Ryan, Kevin Jorgensen and Tim Voight. The sale staff included Darrell Worden, auctioneer; Jim Hoskens, pedigrees and Rick Bovre, Chad Ryan, Brandon Ferry, Lynn Harbaugh and Ron Roskopf, ringmen.

Kem-Gems Holsteins Complete Dispersal - July 8

There was a great deal of interest and enthusiasm as fellow dairyman gathered at the Great Northern Sales Arena on July 8, 2013 for the Kem-Gems Holsteins Complete Dispersal. Owners Brad & Melinda Kemink, Cambria, Wisconsin, bred an impressive herd with superb udders and great frames. The current rolling herd average stood at 28,230 3.4% 966 3.0% 839. The June test showed an average or 88.4 pounds with an SCC of 120. The first cow in the ring set the tempo for the day as the bidding was fast and furious with the gavel coming down at $4,100. Just classified VG-86 and milking over 100 pounds, this Talent made 26,615 3.7 991 2.9 790 at 2-01. Backed by 3 dams over 31,000M, with her dam a VG-88 Mailing dtr. Selling for $4,000 was Lot 1, a VG-88 Lheros dtr just fresh with second calf after making 28,676 3.6 1032 3.3 948 at 2-00. Her EX-91 Durham dam has records to 33,971M and goes back to an EX-93 Mattador that was successful on the tanbark for the Keminks and founded a great family for them as well. Twelve cows sold for $3,000 or higher with the 52 Registered and grade milking cows averaging $2,401. Well balanced, straight lined heifers filled the heifer pens with the top price of $3,000 coming on a stunning July 28, 2012 summer yearling by Atwood. Her VG-87 Stormatic dam has records to 27,895M and descends from a strong Canadian maternal line. The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. Darrell Worden sold the sale with Kevin Jorgensen adding pedigree commentary. Fielding bids were Rick Bovre, Brandon Ferry, Mike Holschbach and Chad Ryan. The sale averaged $1682 on 124 head of homebred Registered and grade Holsteins.

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STUDENT PROFILE Name: Cara Biely Hometown: Menchalville, WI High School: Reedsville High School Class Size: 73 Farm: Car-Kor Holsteins Major: Dairy Science Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? Why wouldn’t you want to be a student at this great university? I wouldn’t change anything, I had my heart set on Madison and nobody was going to tell me differently. That meant in high school I had to put in the work academically to reach my goal – and it was worth it! What has been your most memorable college experience? My most memorable experience is a hard one to pick because all of the clubs, judging trips, Badger football games, doing reproduction research, study abroad and just being at a worldrenowned Dairy Science school. If I had to pick, it would be being a part of the 16th Badger Invitational Sale as a consignment chair. I learned so much leading up to the week of the sale and during the week that I wouldn’t have experienced otherwise. I would also say all of the friends and professional connections I have made in the dairy industry. What has been your favorite course? My favorite course so far has been Dairy Science 375 Reproduction taught by Paul Fricke and Julio Giordano. This class was very practical where we learned to AI, ultrasound, palpate, and the economics of reproduction. What are your future career goals? To get a career in the dairy industry with a focus towards dairy pharmaceutical sales as I really enjoyed working for Zoetis this past summer as an intern. I’m really open to anything at the moment though, since I have enjoyed all my past internships. I simply enjoy working within the dairy industry.

Inquiry Lives Here UW-Madison Dept. of Dairy Science 1675 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706 Ph. 608-263-3308 Fax 608-263-9412 Contact: Ted Halbach

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2014 Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention Registration

Ropin’ The Dream in 2014 Hosted by the Fond du Lac County Junior Holstein Association January 3-5, 2014 • Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells, 800-867-9453 Registration forms must be postmarked by Thursday, December 5, 2013. A late fee of $15 per person will be added if postmarked after December 5. A trade board will be available at the convention, but tickets may not be available for all events.

Friday - Lunch on your own M1 Friday Dinner - Nacho/Taco Bar - $20 Hard and soft shell tacos, beef with fixings, mexican rice, veggies, cookes, milk and water M2 Saturday Breakfast - $10 French toast, bacon, muffins, fruit, juice, milk and coffee M3 Saturday Lunch - $20 Brats, burgers and pasta salad, fresh veggies, cookies, milk and water M4 Saturday Banquet - $25 Chicken Cordon Bleu, roast beef, stuffing, roasted red potatoes, veggies, salad, rolls, milk, water, coffee and dessert M5 Sunday Breakfast - $11 Scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fruit, juice and milk FMD Full meal deal for all meals - $85 County _______________________________________________

Chaperone _____________________________________________

Phone (home & cell if available) __________________________________________________________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________________________________________________________




Total number each meal

x $20


x $10



x $20


x $25

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x $85

Total amount due per meal Make checks payable to: Fond du Lac County Jr. Holstein Assoc. and mail to: Corey & Tammy Hodorff, N3816 Co. Rd. W, Eden, WI 53019 Questions? Email or call 920-602-2944

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: ________________________

Junior Member Agreement must be signed in order to attend Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention activities. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2013-33


Award opportunities still available WHA Royalty

This is a position for Junior Holstein members that are interested in becoming an ambassador for the WI Holstein Association. The WI Holstein Royalty will be asked to travel throughout the state to various events. They will make speaking and educational appearances, hand out awards at appropriate events, and be called on to give brief speeches. They will act as the Host or Hostess at WI Holstein events. Entrants must be between the ages of 16 to 20 as of January 1, 2014 to become WI Holstein Royalty. Royalty candidates will be required to interview at the WI Holstein Junior Convention. This interview takes precedence over other events at Junior Holstein Convention. They will also be required to participate in the Intermediate or Senior Speaking Contest at the Junior Convention. Resume and applications are due to the WHA office by November 15, 2013.

WHY Friend

Nominate an adult “friend” or leader for the Wisconsin Holstein Youth Friend of the Year Award! The Junior Holstein program has been successful because of parents and youth supporters, and this award is a great opportunity to recognize youth “friends” that have given a helping hand or gone above and beyond to aid in the development of the state’s Holstein youth. There are two divisions 1 to 5 years of leadership and 6 years and over of leadership. Be sure to include the division that your “friend” would qualify for on the application. Stories and applications for this award should be 250 words or less and be to the state office by November 15, 2013. All applications submitted will be kept on file for three (3) years.

Check out these Contests for the 2014 Junior Holstein Convention Contest Room

Ads, photos, crafts, and more! There are a ton of opportunities for recognition at junior convention in the contest room. Juniors can enter photography, arts and crafts, folding display, advertisements, scrapbooks and digital scrapbooks. For rules and age divisions of these contests, check out the Junior Handbook online on the junior awards page.

Banner Contest

This year, each county is being asked to create a banner that represents the state of Wisconsin and the dairy industry. The most creative and impressive banner will move on to compete at National Convention in July 2014. Banners must be no larger than 3' X 5' 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' x 5' size. A complete list of rules and sign up sheet can be found on our website at Top honors at the 2013 National Holstein Convention went to those states that incorporated the National Holstein Convention theme. The winning banner from Wisconsin will go on to represent us at the 2014 National Convention in Iowa!

Calf Raffle Tickets Still Available

The largest fundraising effort of the year is underway for junior programs and events – the Junior Raffle! The calf this year is donated by Forest-Ridge Holsteins, and the Kurt and Sarah Loehr family. There are several additional items available from generous donations, including UW-Mens’ Badger Hockey tickets to the Sat., January 11 game against Michigan, a NASCO gift card, various semen certificates and World Dairy Expo passes. To request additional raffle tickets, contact the office at any time! 34–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2013

2014 Junior Holstein Convention Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday, January 3

9:00 a.m. DJM Interviews begin 10:00 a.m. 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 11:50 a.m. Dairy Jeopardy Officials Orientation meeting 12:00 Noon Dairy Jeopardy Roll Call and contest begins (all age divisions) 12:00 Noon Speaking Contest Roll Call and contest begins (all age divisions) Lunch on own 3:00 p.m. WHA Junior Forum & District Caucuses • Fond du Lac County Welcome and Video Tour • County Roll Call – Bell-R-Ring Ropin’ the Dream in 2014 – Tell us how you’re living the dream and just who you are as a county. Top honors will be awarded to the County that is the most original. Award presented by the JACs. • Presentation of Junior Progressive Breeder awards • Presentation of Long Range Production awards • District Caucuses 5:30 p.m. Dairy Bowl Seating Exam/Coaches Meeting 6:15 p.m. Taco/Nacho Bar meal • Presentation of Junior Farm Tour, Essay and Dairy Jeopardy awards Free time in the indoor waterpark!

Saturday, January 4 7:45 a.m. 7:55 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

Dairy Bowl Judge’s orientation Rookie & Junior Dairy Bowl County Roll Call Rookie and Junior Dairy Bowl Contests Contest Room/Dairy Bar Opens Princess Interviews Princess Luncheon • Holsti-Buck Mystery Choice Auction • First time attendee and Graduate Recognition • Introduction of past WHA Royalty Courts & 2014 Royalty Candidate Interviews 12:45 p.m. Senior Dairy Bowl Roll Call 1:00 p.m. Senior Dairy Bowl Contest Junior and Senior Dairy Bowl Finals to immediately follow completion of senior rounds 7:00 p.m. Banquet 2013 Junior Holstein Recap • Speaking, 12 & Under, YMR, DJM, Royalty and Holstein Boy & Girl Announced • Scholarship Presentation & Live Auction Dance & Holsti-Buck silent auction to follow banquet

Sunday, January 5

7:30 a.m. Adult Forum 8:15 a.m. Breakfast - Contest Room Results and Spirit Award 9:30 a.m. Business Meeting, JAC Elections and Raffle Drawing A County mentor session will take place in order to assist counties with younger members to gain momentum for the 2014 year.

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


2014 Speaking Contest Entry Form Return by December 1, 2013 to:

WHA, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI, 53913; fax to 608-356-6312 or email No entry fee if postmarked by December 1, 2013. $5 late fee applies for all entries received up to Junior Convention. Name: _______________________________________________

Age (as of Jan. 1, 2014): ______

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

Phone: __________________________

2014 Dairy Jeopardy Entry Form Return by December 1, 2013 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, 2014): ______

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

Phone: __________________________

2014 Dairy Bowl Team Entry Return IN OFFICE by November 15, 2013 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, 2013. #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. 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 2013-35


ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

I hope everyone is having a safe, productive harvest and enjoyed the extended warm weather through World Dairy Expo. We had a great week at WDE in the WHA booth catching up with our members and meeting potential new members from around the globe. We also gave away over 1000 copies of the News and 700 copies of the Breeder Calendar - a great promotional tool for WHA and you, the breeders. Wisconsin had another great showing at WDE, especially in the Red & White Show. You can read more about the Champions from this year’s show that came out of Wisconsin in this issue, along with all of the results of the Wisconsin members/owners that placed in the top 10 in all three Holstein shows. I took lots and lots of lots of photos, so if you’re looking for candids of your kid or animal on the colored shavings, give me a call or email and I’ll see if I have something for you. You can also check out the WDE Facebook page to see some of the photos I took during the week. Coming up next month is our annual youth issue. This is a great time to congratulate that special junior in your family that has had a successful year with their projects or send holiday wishes to other WHA members that have purchased genetics from you. Remember, junior ads receive a 10% discount off the page rate that they can use one time in any issue throughout the year. Give me a call by November 10 if you’d like to reserve an ad space for the December issue. I also want to remind everyone of the upcoming deadline for our annual cover contest. This year’s theme is “Here, There and Everywhere” and we’re looking for your photos of cows in unique places, beautiful places... or basically anywhere! Submissions are due November 15 and you can mail 5x7 high quality prints to PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813 or email a 300 dpi or larger digital file to Until next time...




November 2013 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon & Wood counties 8 Distinguished Breeder and Young Distinguished Breeder award forms due 15 Dairy Bowl team entries due 15 Young Adult Education Award applications due 15 WHY Friend award deadline & WHA Royalty application deadline December 2013 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 1 Dairy Jeopardy entries due 5 Hotel room reservation deadline for Junior Convention 5 Registration deadline for forms due to host county 6-7 WHA Board Meeting 9 Barron Fall Sale, Barron Sale Pavilion January 2014 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 3-5 Junior Holstein Convention, Glacier Canyon, Wisconsin Dells; hosted by the Fond du Lac Junior Holstein Association 10 Top Performer applications due February 2014 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 21 WHA Futures Sale, Tomah 21-22 WI Holstein Convention, hosted by the La Crosse, Monroe & Vernon County Holstein Breeders, Cranberry Country Lodge, Tomah March 2014 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 1 UW-River Falls Falcon Premier, River Falls; managed by UW-River Falls Dairy Club, assisted by Tom Morris Ltd. April 2014 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 4 Dream Prairie Holsteins Complete Dispersal 19 Midwest National Spring Show, Jefferson May 2014 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties June 2014 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon & Wood counties 13 District 10 Holstein Show, Sheboygan County Fairgrounds, Plymouth 16 District 1 Holstein Show, Chippewa County Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls 17 District 6 Holstein Show, Rock County Fairgrounds, Janesville 18 District 4 Holstein Show, Taylor County Fairgrounds, Medford 20 District 3 Holstein Show, Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster 25 - 28 2014 National Holstein Convention, Dubuque, Iowa

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Cybil Fisher Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Hy-Gro Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Initial Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 International Protein Sires/Our Help . . . . IBC Koepke Farms, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Kranzdale Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Krull Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Lyn-Vale Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Mar-Valley Holsteins Dispersal . . . . . . . . . 6 Mayer Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Merle Howard Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Morris Ltd., Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 NorthStar Cooperative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Pete’s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

High Seller: $131,000 Lot 13: Oconnors Aikman Scarlet-Red-ET Consignor: Maple Wood, O’Connor, & Genervations, Ont Canada Buyer: Scarlet Syndicate % Patty Jones, Puslinch, Ont Canada

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2nd High Seller: $95,000 Lot 22: Cookiecutter Aoak Hawaii-ET Consignor: Cookiecutter Holsteins, NY Buyer: Progenesis Group, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

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