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November 2014

Volume 86 No. 10

World Dairy Expo Results Junior Convention Registration Breeder Profile: Spruce Lawn Farm District 10 Report

Cybil Fisher photos

All-WI Junior Best Three & 4th, International Holstein Show

Ryan-Vu Regin Raz a Taz (Reginald x VG Atwood x Roxys)

All-WI Summer Yrlg. & HM Jr Champion 13th at International Holstein Show ~ owned with Majestic-View & Craloo Dairy

Ryan-Vu GChip Claudette-ET

Ryan-Vu Reginald Emblem

(Gold Chip x EX Sanchez x EX Durham)

4th at International Holstein Show Reserve All-WI Fall Calf

(Reginald x EX Lou x EX Duplex)

3rd at International Holstein Show All-WI Fall Calf

~ owned with Chris & Jen Hill, MD and Randy & Liz Finke, OH

~ owned with Majestic-View, Hetts, Shore & Connery

Ryan-Vu Sid Molly (Sid x VG-89 Can Sanchez x Goldwyn)

1st at International Holstein Show All-WI Junior 2 Year Old ~ Thank you to Siemers Holsteins for purchasing Molly and best of luck with her!

It has always been a dream to breed cattle that would be competitive on the colored shavings at World Dairy Expo. This year we are very humbled that our dreams became reality. A huge thank you goes to our partners and friends who have helped us achieve this goal and our dedicated show crew.

District 10 breeders Manitowoc Winnebago


Fond du Lac


Mark & Mary Ryan & Family Chad & Amy Ryan & Family

N3934 Hwy 175, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Farm Phone & Fax: 920-923-3528 Chad: 920-960-1449 BAA: 111.8% RHA: 23,115 3.8 870 3.1 712

Join us at Bella-View for the Quest for Success II, March 27, 2015!

#1 stall in our Barn!

Webb-Vue Gabor Mycala-ET

VG-87 2Y EX-MS DOM +2318 GTPI

2-03 3x 351 33,670 4.8 1602 3.0 1026 Sire: Gabor at Select Sires Dam: Webb-Vue Baxter Brieanna-ET +2071 GTPI 2nd Dam: Webb-Vue Goldwyn Elvira-ET EX-90 EX-MS DOM over 50,000M 3rd Dam: Webb-Vue Marshall Bryanna EX-90 GMD DOM over 200,000M lifetime

~ Mycala’s offspring ~ • #25 GTPI female in the breed - Webb-Vue Montross 7444-ET, +2620 GTPI (10/14), by Bacon-Hill Montross-ET 7HO12165 • #23 GTPI male (with semen available) - Webb-Vue Spark 2060-ET 7HO12418, +2553 GTPI (8/14), by Supersire • Webb-Vue Mickey Mae-ET VG-86 VG-MS 2Y, +2131 GTPI • Webb-Vue Plan Sarah-ET, just fresh, +2308 GTPI • Webb-Vue Plan Veronica-ET GP-83 VG-MS 2Y, +2197 GTPI, Tango son to Select Sires • Webb-Vue BoyoBoy 6633-ET, due in November, Mack son to Select Sires • Daughters by Super Larger, Supersire, Tatum & pregnancies by Bolisto & Kingboy

Stay tuned as we show you more from this “numbers” family! District 10 breeders Manitowoc Winnebago


Robert & Peggy Webb


Fond du Lac


N5328 W. County A, Plymouth, WI 53073 | Phone: 920-526-3504 | Fax: 920-526-3385 | Bob’s cell: 920-377-1079 E-mail:

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 2014

VOLUME 86 No. 10

Features: 8 10 14 25

Breeder Profile: Spruce Lawn Farms World Dairy Expo results Wisconsin’s Champions at World Dairy Expo 2015 Junior Convention Registration Form

Departments: 6 7 9 20 20 23 26 28 29 30

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs WHA Annual Supporters From the President: Chris McCullough Kristen’s Kattle Komments: WHA Princess Attendant Kristen Broege Breeder Business Cards District 10 report WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover This month’s cover features the Grand Champion of the 2014 International Red and White Show, Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, owned by Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna. Our World Dairy Expo coverage starts on page 10.

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs D Peter and Kendra (Knutson) Thewis, Mellen, welcomed son Skyler Fynn on August 30 weighing in at 7 lbs. 9 oz., and 20 inches long. Skyler joins big sister Starr! Grandparents are James & Joanne Knutson and Michael and Jennie Thewis. K Our condolences to the families of Stanley Bird, Marlowe Nelson and Glen Jensen, 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 Stanley Bird

Stanley E. Bird, 84, formerly of Oakfield, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 19, 1930, in Fond du Lac County, the son of the late Bennett and Ethel (Kintzler) Bird, and on May 26, 1951, he was united in marriage to Kathleen Kolterman at the Oakfield United Methodist Church. Stanley began his adult life operating a dairy farm and remained true to his roots throughout his life. After receiving his Journalism degree at the University of Wisconsin Madison he went on to become executive publisher of Holstein World overseeing a family of dairy magazines. He was a key long term member of the organizing committees for the World Dairy Expo and World Ag Expo. He moved several times during his life living in Madison, Mequon, New Brighton, Minnesota, and Mesa, Arizona. He traveled frequently and used this as an opportunity to stay connected to his numerous friends and extended family across North America. No matter where he lived, he remained faithful to the local United Methodist Church and to the Masonic Lodge in Fond du Lac. In later years he and Kathy summered in a cabin built on the Bird family farm near Oakfield, where he was born and raised. He was living there at the time of his final illness. Stanley was a gregarious person who made friends where ever he went. He will be missed by all. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Kathleen; four children, William (Linda) Bird of Germantown, David (Janet) Bird of Edgerton, Thomas (Karen) Bird of Uxbridge, Massachusetts and Barbara (Bruce) Schmidt of Buffalo, Minnesota; eight grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; a brother, Robert Bird of Fond du Lac; two sisters, Jeanne (Arthur) Culver of La Palma, California and Ruth (Stephen) Scholly of Glenview, Illinois. Memorials will be donated to one of Stan's favorite charities. Additional information and guest book may be found at the Kietzer-Miller Funeral Home website (

Marlowe Nelson

Marlowe E. Nelson, age 86 of Viroqua and formerly of Westby, Wisconsin, passed away on Oct. 4, 2014. He was born on January 22, 1928 in Racine County, Wisconsin to Ralph and Hilda (Lorenzen) Nelson. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as county extension agent in Ozaukee and Kenosha Counties until he entered the U.S. Army. After serving in the Korean Conflict, he earned his master’s degree from Michigan State University. On June 25, 1955 he married Phyllis Peterson, who preceded him in death on February 5, 1976. On November 24, 1977, he married Barbara (Held) Wheeler. Marlowe was the sire procurement manager at Tri-State Breeders (now Accelerated Genetics) for many years. After leaving Tri-State, he founded International Protein Sires with his partner Al Piper. He was an active member of: LaBelle Lodge #84 F&AM, Viroqua Chapter of the OES, Scottish Rite, and Vernon Shrine Club, and he held state-level 6–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2014

positions in Eastern Star. He was also a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Westby, serving as congregational president, Sugar Creek Bible Camp, Vernon County Fair Association, Vernon County Holstein Association, past president of the Wisconsin Holstein Association, Westby Area Historical Society, Vernon County Historical Society, American Legion and VFW, “Just For Fun” Quartet and the Viroqua Area Men’s Chorus. While stationed in Japan, he struck up a conversation about cattle with dairy farmers near his camp. This led to lifelong friendships and development of a program that brought over 100 young Japanese dairymen to work as trainees with Wisconsin breeders. On May 24, 2000, Marlowe was decorated in Tokyo with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun by the Japanese government for his contribution to improved genetics and dairy management in the Japanese dairy industry. In addition to his wife, Barbara, he is survived by children: Amy (Stephen) Burnett of Lincoln, NE, Guy (Gwen Haw) Nelson of Seattle, WA, Anne Nelson of Walla Walla, WA, and Eric (Julie) Nelson of Eau Claire; step-daughter, Linda (Roger) Gunderson of Onalaska; grandchildren: Katy Burnett, Daniel Burnett, Peter Burnett, Mari Hill, Reed McKenzie, Stephanie (John) Betz, Evan (Kate) Nelson, Sherry (Paul) Wertanen and Shannon (Mike) Dentice; great-grandchildren: Emma Nelson, Julie, Jake and Jayda Wertanen; one brother, Allyn (Gladys) Nelson; other relatives and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Phyllis; two brothers: Gordon and Warren: sister-in-law, Harriet Nelson and his mother-in-law, Mabel Peterson. In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials are preferred. Online condolences may be offered at

Glen Jensen

Glen A. Jensen, age 72, of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Reedsburg, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. He was born on December 6, 1941, in Juneau County, Wisconsin, the son of Roy and Irene (Gulczyski) Jensen. On September 10, 1960, Glen was united in marriage to Margaret McCathie in New Lisbon, Wisconsin. This marriage was blessed with two children. Glen retired from Accelerated Genetics in 2004 after 39 years of service. He worked for Fedderly Chrysler Dodge Jeep for three years then returned to Accelerated Genetics for three more years. In his retirement, Glen wrote and published two books, “Bovine Intervention” and “Bull Justice”. His job allowed him to travel to many countries through the years and he also served on a mission trip in Alaska. Glen loved to golf and bowl. He was a member of bowling teams in Wisconsin and Florida. He enjoyed all sports, especially the Packers and the Badgers, and was an avid gardener and took pride in maintaining his lawn. Glen was an active member of the Reedsburg United Methodist Church and enjoyed his Florida church family as well. Above all, Glen believed family came first. He would go out of his way to attend family events and be there for them. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Douglas R. Jensen. Glen is survived by his wife, Margaret of FL and Sparta; children: Toni (Jeff) Burrows of Sparta, Scott (Michelle) Jensen of Onalaska; Grandchildren: Kevin (Mandy) Moore of LaCrosse, Darcie Hanson (special friend, Andy Girard) of Sparta, Jason Moore of LaCrosse, Bradley Jensen, Thomas Jensen, and Michael Jensen of Onalaska; greatgrandchildren: Aidyn Hanson, Aylah Hanson of Sparta, Alexis Moore of LaCrosse; sister, Loraine (Jake) Tornga of TX; brother, Dennis Jensen of Tomah; sister-in-law, Sharon Jensen of Tomah; several nieces, nephews along with other relatives and friends.

Membership Renewals “3” Ways to Pay Membership renewals for 2015 are in the mail, and this year WHA is offering three ways to pay. Members can submit a check with their green card, call the office with a credit card, or pay online with a credit card using the link on the WHA website homepage ( Contact the office with questions - if using the online method, members may need to be added to an account by a member of the office staff.

Young Adult Education Award applications due November 15

What dairy industry event did you attend and what did you learn from the event?

The Wisconsin Holstein Association’s Young Adult Committee will be offering monetary awards for young adults to attend educational events in 2015. 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 2015 Adult Convention. For more information or an application, visit the WHA website at or call the office at 1-800-223-4269.

See what our 2014 winners had to say about their experience... Brandon & Shianne Ferry

Brandon and I own and operate Fer-Crest Farms in Hilbert, WI. The farm consist of 40 acres and 80 registered Holsteins and Jerseys. We started farming on our own in November 2010 and moved the herd to our current location in Calumet County in April 2012. We both have been members on the WHA since we joined the Junior Holstein Association at a young age. Brandon was a member of the Fond du Lac County Junior Holsteins and I was a member of the Richland County Junior Holsteins. We both became adult members in 2008 after we graduated from the Junior Association.

Why did you complete the YAC Educational Award application?

We were encouraged by fellow WHA members to fill out this award. This is just one of the many different resources that are available to members and we took advantage of this opportunity.

We were able to attend the WI Adult Holstein Convention. We were able to gain different industry insight from the meetings and discussions held as well as take advantage of the networking opportunities.

What is your favorite Wisconsin Holstein or dairy industry event and explain why?

Our favorite industry event would definitely be World Dairy Expo. We enjoy exhibiting on the colored shavings, working with the elite cattle, catching up with friends, and making lasting memories. It also holds a special place to us since we got engaged at WDE in 2011.

What has been your most memorable moment in the dairy industry?

There have been so many different lasting memories created over the years but the most memorable involves a cow that we, along with our partners Greg and Joel Bourne, bred and developed. TJ Classic Minister Venus-ET, who was purchased privately by River Valley in 2013, was named the 2014 Grand Champion of the Jersey Show and Supreme Champion at WDE. Watching a cow that we raised from a baby calf grace the colored shavings and be crowned Supreme was unbelievable.

Would you recommend others to complete the Educational Award application?

Yes, we would definitely encourage others to fill out the applications. The form is really easy to complete, just reflecting on your past involvement in the dairy industry and what your goals are for the future. The WHA, and the dairy industry as a whole, have so many different resources available that members need to take advantage of. The dairy industry is always changing and we need to continue to learn and grow with it.

Annual Supporters of Wisconsin Holstein preferred HolStein entHuSiaStS

Rural Mutual Insurance Company

Brian Greenman, 920-322-1194

Gold SponSorS

platinum SponSorS

Stone Ridge Dairy

AlphaGenetics, Inc. The Udder Program

Silver SponSorS District 2 LaCrosse, Monroe & Vernon Counties East Central/Select Sires & NorthStar Cooperative

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

Columbia County DHIA “Defining Beauty”

LeDonna Farms

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Spruce Lawn Farms The Ubbelohde Family, Plymouth by Ashley Yager

Glenn & Linda Ubbelohde (center), Jaime McCoy (on the halter) and Gina Adamavich (far right) celebrate their win at the 2013 Sheboygan County Futurity

et back in a green grove of sturdy and towering trees just off Highway 23 between Plymouth and Sheboygan Falls, Spruce Lawn Farms is as picturesque as its people are passionate about breeding Registered Holsteins. Glenn and Linda Ubbelohde have been the caretakers of the farm for more than 50 years. Glenn’s grandfather Frank started the registered business in the 1930s when he realized the advantage to owning registered cattle. At that time, Frank was into breeding bulls and was a member of the Sheboygan County bull club.


Learning from the Right People It didn’t take long for Glenn to get bit by the registered bug and grow the milking herd with lessons learned from his mentors. Ray Brubacker, a manager at Lakeside Farms, and David Bachmann, were the two people that Glenn credits most for teaching him to breed cows. Their philosophies on breeding strength into cattle, producing boxcar rumps with the idea that the wider they can get, the better, is something that Glenn stands by today. Bachmann especially stood by the idea that breeding from multiple generations of Excellent will breed to the average inheritance. Walking through the barn at Spruce Lawn, these theories and years of careful breeding show as there is not a narrow-rumped female in the bunch. Glenn has been overseeing the breeding program for 52 years; a job that sparked his first purchase of a registered cow at age 14. Utilizing a Type-Focused Breeding Program Under Glenn’s management, the number of cows in the barn grew over the years from 20 to 75. Glenn was bit by the show bug early on, and as a 4-H member he took his first Grand Champion honors at the county fair in 1968. Over the years the Ubbelohdes have continued to exhibit at the local, county, district, state and national levels. Today, Glenn’s daughter Gina Adamavich is very involved in the home farm and has taken on much of the mating decisions. Gina works part-time for UPS and has two children – Bailey, age 16, and Briana, age 14, that help on the farm when they can. Briana enjoys showing more than her brother, who has his eyes on tractors and fishing. Glenn’s second daughter, Jaime McCoy, is the family’s fitter at shows and tries to remain as involved in the home operation as possible. With a desire to do well in the show ring, the Ubbelohdes breed first for strength, udders and longevity. These priorities are proof of Linjet’s success in the Spruce Lawn herd, and the reason he is one of their favorite bulls of the past. Champion 8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2014

was another sire that worked well, in addition to a much earlier sire, Citamatt. The consistency of the breeding program is visible in every age of animal on the farm. The Ubbelohdes philosophy of strong pedigrees is evident throughout, and is implemented whether breeding their own stock or making a puchase in a sale. Young cows in the barn are sired by Sanchez, Gold Chip, Destry, Sid, and Braxton. Heifers are highlighted by fancy Brokaw, Golden Dreams, Golddust, and Sanchez calves. The Ubbelohdes are using Golden Dreams, Golddust, O’Kaliber, Brokaw, Clark, and Numero Uno for service sires. With pedigrees stacked in type, the Spruce Lawn herd boasts a BAA of 109.5, with 20 EX, 28 VG and 17 GP cows, with none lower. The Ubbelohdes have taken to IVF technology rather than creating ET calves, largely because they can reduce the amount of bull calves born. They utilize the Trans-Ova satellite facility at Siemers Holsteins. Matriarchs set the Stage One of the highlight members of the Spruce Lawn show string in 2008 and 2009 was Maldwyn Trixie Linjet, EX-95 3E 96-MS. Trixie is still roaming the pasture at 13 years of age. She was purchased at the Tom Ware dispersal in July of 2003 as a bred heifer. She has an IVF calf coming by Golden Dreams, has four additional daughters by Goldwyn, and a recently fresh Destry daughter. Trixie’s Roy daughter is EX-93 and had a record at 4-07 2x 365d of 33,674M with 4.7% 1583F. Her only fresh Goldwyn daughter is EX-92 and had a record at 3-03 of 24,791M with 4.2% 1068F. Trixie was Reserve All-Wisconsin 125,000 lb. cow and Reserve Senior Champion of the Mid-East Summer National Show in 2009, and she was Nominated All-American in 2008 and 2009. She was also the Nasco International Type and Production Award winner at

Maldwyn Trixie Linjet EX-95 3E

World Dairy Expo in 2009. Trixie’s most recent show credits were in 2011, when she captured Grand Champion and Best Udder at the District 10 Holstein Show in 2011. Her lifetime credits include 222,083 pounds milk, with 4.6% 10,145F and 3.3% 7,243P. At eight years of age she finished her 7-11 record with over 35,000 pounds milk and a 5.1% fat test. Glennlawn Champion Envy, EX-93, is from an EX Encore the Ubbelohdes purchased and then an EX-95 2E Skychief, Kennydale Emily. Envy had a 3-08 record at 2x and 365d of 38,128M with 3.8% 1406F. Her EX-92 Sanchez daughter won the 2013 Sheboygan County Holstein Futurity, and will have IVF done to Doorman. Champion Envy is recently fresh herself. She has a Sid two-year-old and two young Goldsun ET calves on the farm. The Ubbelohdes purchased Rob-Cri Stormatic Manitoba, EX-94, just two months after she won the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity in 2012. They were drawn to her as a show cow – she was good enough to win the show and Stormatic is another favorite sire of Glenn’s. Of course, the family was also drawn to her depth of pedigree and her EX-90 dam by Skybuck. Manitoba has IVF pregnancies on the way by Golden Dreams. Her 4-03 record at 2x and 365 days produced 32,152M with 3.4% 1113F. Finally, matriarch of the “P” family, Winterose Gibson Phoebe, EX-93, was purchased in the last Pinehurst sale as a two-year-old. While she is no longer in the herd, her Sanchez daughters are EX-92, VG-88, VG-87 and VG-85, with those in the VG category all second lactation. Phoebe also has an EX daughter by Shottle. Her Sanchez produced almost 24,000 pounds of milk as a three-year-old, and her Shottle a record of almost 28,000 pounds milk. Phoebe had a 5-09 record of 29,708 pounds milk with 4.6% 1365F. Whether breeding cows or bringing new ones into the herd, strength of pedigree and high type will always remain priorities for Glenn. Their most recent purchases include a ninth generation EX Roxy from the Janestead Dispersal, a Brokaw heifer from the RedFest sale, and a VG-86 first score Fever daughter from the Ashlyns, also from the RedfFest sale. Crops and Management The Ubbelohdes run a total of 710 acres, both owned and rented. They grow corn, soybeans, hay and some wheat. All equipment is owned by the family, with the exception of the combine. The Ubbelohdes utilize an upright silo for their high moisture corn, and do not feed a TMR – rather, they focus on a ration with corn silage, dry hay, haylage, protein, and roasted soybeans. Manure on the farm is hauled daily. All heifer calves are raised on the farm, and all bull calves are sold within a few days after birth. On the average day, the Ubbelohdes will have 8-10 young calves at a time. Calves are fed a standard milk replacer and weaned by two and a half months. Target age for calving is 2-00. Despite the Ubbelohde’s close proximity to larger cities, they have managed to dodge most of the urban sprawl. What the Future Will Hold Glenn and Linda have been in the business a long time, and are looking forward to the day they are both retired. Linda spent 26 years in the Plymouth veterinarian office, and has been retired almost two years. Glenn is unsure of his plans for the farm, and whether a dispersal or ownership change will be the next step. While it looks like he is leaning toward a dispersal, Gina is hoping to at least downsize to 30 head. Gina is committed to the farm but wants a number of cows that is manageable while maintaining her position at UPS. No matter the direction the family of Spruce Lawn takes, one thing is for sure – they have built a tremendous herd of cows that can be utilized by the next generation or in any other dairyman’s barn.

Glennlawn Champion Envy EX-93

Rob-Cri Stormatic Manitoba EX-94

Winterose Gibson Phoebe EX-93

From your President Chris McCullough Dear Wisconsin Holstein members, Membership is the heart and soul of the Wisconsin Holstein Association. By now everyone should have received their membership renewal. If you have already returned yours, Thank You, and if you haven’t, please do so. November 8 is the deadline for applications for our two biggest awards we give out at our adult convention in February. Our Distinguished Younger Breeder (under 40) and our Distinguished Holstein Breeder. There are certainly many very qualified individuals and farms in our state so please take the time to fill it out or perhaps fill one out on behalf of someone that you

feel is deserving. Also November 15 is the deadline for any college student wanting to apply for the Wisconsin Holstein Association’s internship for next summer. The Wisconsin Futures Sale is already in the planning stage and selections have begun. If you have a potential candidate, please contact one of the selection committee members. The success of this sale in the past has been due to the great consignments from our breeders across the state and I’m sure the offerings this year will be better than ever. Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving! Chris McCullough wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2014-9

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

International Junior Holstein Show Spring Calf 5th

Siemers Brw Scarlet-Star-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 6th Siemers Brkw Scarlet-Kay-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 10th Duckett Fever Emmy-ET, Jordan Lemke, Chilton

Winter Calf

4th 6th 7th 8th 9th

Duckett Atwood Nelly, Zachary Lemke, Chilton Hillpine B Anya-ET, Ryan Lauber, Union Grove Budjon-Vail Ab Alexandra-ET, Trevor Tuman & Chandler Bening, Lomira Siemers Defiant J-Bright-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton SRD-II Acme Express-ET, Melissa Sprecher, Sauk City

Fall Calf 4th 5th 9th

Jeffrey-Way McCutchen Tyleen, Brooks Hendrickson, Belleville Synergy Doorman Aries, M, C & E Jauquet & M, C & S Haack, Pulaski Triple HH Gold Cassidy-ET, Brooke Hammann, Barron

Summer Yearling 1st

3rd 5th 6th 8th 9th

Petitclerc Windbrk FrimoussET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Ms Deb Gold Chip Dala-ET, Alek Krueger, Wrightstown Bella-View Braxton Allure, Kayla Krueger, Marion R-Vision Airlift Cheeze-It, Rachel Coyne, Spring Valley WI Fischerdale Evangeline, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona Devans Windbrook Ultima, Kyle, Allison, Kayla & Lauren Breunig, Sauk City

Spring Yearling 1st

6th 8th 9th

Mapel Wood Windhammer Elegance, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma (JrB&O) Kampy Braxton Spirit Rae, Darren & Derrek Kamphuis, Brandon Synergy Guthrie Toucan, M, C & E Jauquet & M, C & S Haack, Pulaski Milksource Laurin Beth-ET, Noah Bilz, Dorchester

Hoesly Atwood Payday, Jake & Paige Hoesly, Brodhead 10th KnH-Endres Atlantic Orlando, Tyler, Cole & Mikayla Endres, Lodi


Yearling in Milk 3rd

(Best Udder) Siemers Gsun Haya-Dream-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 6th Hez Atwood Hunter-ET, Trevor Tuman & Chandler Bening, Lomira 10th WI Fischerdale Damion Rambo, Sara Griswold, Black Earth

Junior 2 Year Old 1st

8th 9th

(Best Udder) Walk-Era Dundee Annelise, Alli, Brett, Gracie & Libby Walker, Wisconsin Dells OCD Hero Tea Leoni-ET, Tyler, Cole & Mikayla Endres, Lodi Engholm Atwood Ellen, Ben Buske, Brownsville

Senior 2 Year Old 3rd 4th 9th

Siemers Sid Whip 17669, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Bella-Ridge Gin Blossom-ET, Darren & Derrek Kamphuis, Brandon Miss Summer Song-ET, Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Watertown

Junior 3 Year Old 7th

Budjon-JK Damion Essence-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma

Senior 3 Year Old 1st

(Best Udder) Milksource Durham Giggle-ET, Kara & Chloe Vosters, Kaukauna 2nd Laitxpert Extra GoldwynET, Noah Bilz, Dorchester 3rd Rock-N-Hill-II Atwoo Crisco, Rachel McCullough, Juda 6th Butlerview Aftersh April-ET, Ryan Lauber, Union Grove 9th MusicMeadow Roxy, Christopher Vomastic, Pulaski

Intermediate Champion

Milksource Durham Giggle-ET, Kara & Chloe Vosters, Kaukauna

Reserve Intermediate Champion

Laitxpert Extra Goldwyn-ET, Noah Bilz, Dorchester

Winter Yearling 3rd

Ryan-Geiger GwAtwd Reaction, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma 7th Inwood-Hill Braxton Scarlet, Amber & Mitchell Dammen, Argyle 8th Langer Gold Chip Crown Mapl, Jenna Langer, DeForest 10th Budjon-JK Damion Eklipse-ET, Lindsey Sarbacker, Edgerton

Fall Yearling

2nd Craigcrest Rejoices Reconfir-ET, Eva Doornink, Baldwin 4th Westphalia Dempsey Erie, Jacob Ulezelski, Plymouth 5th Siemers Damion Scar-Let-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 7th (JrB&O) Synergy Alchemy Romano-ET, M, C & E Jauquet & M, C & S Haack, Pulaski 8th Opsal Braxton Carly-ET, Joshua, Joseph & Felicia Opsal, Blue Mounds 10–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2014

4 Year Old

2nd Jeffrey-Way Advent Dynasty, Patrick Blair, Blanchardville 4th Crisdhome Durham Cougar-ET, Jade Jensen, New Richmond 7th Budjon-Vail Gold Dreams-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma 9th Macha Rejeanne Brake, Luke Hopkins, Fond du Lac

5 Year Old 1st


(Best Udder) Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma Quad-R Lyman Mustang, Tanya & Ryan Smith, Monticello

Junior Champion of the Junior Show

Ms Absolute Glory-Red, McKenna & Coltin Coffeen & Breya Pollack, De Pere

125,000 lb. Cow 1st

(Best Udder) Rose-Lyn S Storm Cypress, Tori Evert, Brooklyn

International Red & White Show Spring Calf 4th 7th

Legend-Maker Defi Goldy-Red-ET, Colganados Genetics & Carlos Felipe Rey, Madison Overland Alwys Gorgeous-Red, McKenna & Coltin Coffeen, De Pere

Winter Calf 1st

(B&O) Siemers Defnt Great-Red-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 2nd Ms Stranshome Gucci-Red-ET, William Schultz & Yvonne Preder, Waldo 5th Ms Advent Redcinder-Red-ET, Jamie Judd & Mike Deaver, Reedsburg 6th Siemers Dfnt J-Star-Red-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 7th Ms Paltzer JT Tulsa-Red-ET, Joe Paltzer & Jon Thurk, Seymour 10th (2nd Jr) Lonely-Mile Hy Cinnamon-Red, Jade Pinter, Curtiss

Junior Champion

Siemers Defnt Great-Red-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Fall Calf

2nd Miss Hot Mama-Red-ET, Majestic View, M & T Smith, E Kueffner & P Vail, Watertown 3rd (1st Jr, B&O) Ms Absolute Glory-Red, McKenna & Coltin Coffeen & Breya Pollack, De Pere 8th (2nd Jr) Budjon-Vail Designer-Red-ET, Laura Leah Finley, Lake Mills 9th (3rd Jr) Synergy Always Smokin-Red, M, C & E Jauquet & M, C & S Haack, Pulaski

Junior Best 3 Females

2nd C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 5th Cole, Ava & Campbell Booth, Plymouth

Yearling in Milk

Summer Yearling



Junior 2 Year Old


8th 9th

Our-Favorite Rlnr Truth-Red, Frank & Diane Borba & Frank & Carol Borba, Lomira Ms Toaster Waffle-Red-ET, Wayne DeBuhr, Cottage Grove (1st Jr) Berryridge Defian MerloRed, Elizabeth, Nicole & Zachary Endres, Waunakee (2nd Jr) Go-Make Landmark-Red, Brandon Smith, Pulaski

Spring Yearling 1st


Morrill Heztry Clover-Red, Allyndale, Conroy, Hammertime & Kimball, Poynette Deslacs Hvezda Ariane-Red, Tyler Meyer, Darien

Winter Yearling 1st

4th 7th 9th

(B&O) Lyn-Vale CherrypepperRed, William Schultz III, Waldo (1st Jr) Booth-Haven Classy Lady-Red, Cole, Ava & Campbell Booth, Plymouth (4th Jr) Renely Darwynn Red Bull-Red, Carley Krull, Lake Mills (5th Jr) Scenic-Edge HR Julep-Red-ET, Cole, Ava & Campbell Booth, Plymouth

Fall Yearling

2nd Ovaltop Rlty Ronnie-Red-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 7th Rosedale Rsng Legend-Red-ET, Rosedale Genetics Ltd, Oxford 10th (4th Jr) Gaedtke Absolute Cami-Red, Justin Gaedtke, Luxemburg

(Best Udder) Jolibois Floria Contender-Red, Milksource Genetics, Kaukana 2nd (B&O) Milksource Bst Terry-Red-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

2nd (B&O) Crescentmead Swetie Pie-Red, Grady Wendorf, Ixonia 10th (3rd Jr) Rosedale Eye Candy-Red, Jenna Langer, DeForest

Senior 2 Year Old 1st

(Best Udder) Reyncrest Real LaredoRed, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 4th (1st Jr, B&O, JrB&O) Krull Larson Dirty Girl-Red-ET, Cassy, Bryce & Carley Krull, Lake Mills 5th Oneeda Cntnd RachelRae-Red, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 6th Lake-Prairie Alison-Red-ET, Marvin & Joe Schluter, Lomira 7th (2nd Jr) Milksource Dty Tammy-RedET, G & L Wendorf & D & K Nickels, Ixonia 9th Siemers Destry Joy-Red-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 10th Budjon-Vail Deidra-Red-ET, Michael & Laura Rammer, Sheboygan

Red & White Futurity 1st

KHW Regmnt Apple A2Red-ETN, Apple Partners, Rudolph 2nd (Best Udder, B&O) Paulsoncrest Stormy-Red, Paulsoncrest, Columbus 3rd Synergy Absolute SaluteRed, Synergy Dairy LLC, Pulaski 4th Milksource Cndr Lynn-Red-ET, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2014-11

Junior 3 Year Old 1st

(Best Udder, B&O) Probert C BreeElla-Red, Kate Smith & Pam Probert, Watertown 4th Paulsoncrest Stormy-Red, Paulsoncrest, Columbus 6th Willows Edge Moscato-Red, Claire Van Dyk, New Richmond 7th (Prod) Rosedale Lucky-Rose-Red, Rosedale Genetics Ltd., Oxford 8th (1st Jr) Milksource Cntdr Lovely-Red, Cassy & Carley Krull & Bradley Griswold, Lake Mills 10th (2nd Jr) AHM Lady Priscilla-Red, Tyler, Cole & Mikayla Endres, Lodi

Senior 3 Year Old 1st

(Best Udder) Strans-Jen-D TequilaRed-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 6th (B&O) Ms Glamours Destini-RedET, Apple Partners, Rudolph 8th (1st Jr) Siemers Destry Sunny-RedET, Gage Lisowe, Owen & Kendyll Kress & James Jens, Newton 10th KHW Regmnt Apple A2-RedETN, Apple Partners, Rudolph

Intermediate Champion of the Junior Show

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

125,000 lb. Cow 1st

(Best Udder) Blondin Redman Seisme-Red-ETS, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 2nd KHW Regiment Apple-RedET, Apple Partners, Rudolph 3rd (B&O, Prod) Cleland SS Alexis-Red-ET, Jason Cleland, Clinton 5th (2nd Jr) Swiss Acres Morris Ubi-D-Red, Nick Schuster, Fond du Lac 6th Bri-Mel Advent Arika-Red, Heatherstone Enterprises Inc., Baraboo

Nasco International Type & Production Award Cleland SS Alexis-Red-ET, Jason Cleland, Clinton

Produce of Dam

2nd Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia

Dam & Daughter 1st

Apple Partners, Edgerton

Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show

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

Senior Champion of the Junior Show

Milksource Adv Lilac-Red-ET, Jenna Langer, DeForest

Grand Champion of the Junior Show

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

Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show Milksource Adv Lilac-Red-ET, Jenna Langer, DeForest

Intermediate Champion

Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

Reserve Senior Champion

Blondin Redman Seisme-Red-ETS, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

Grand Champion

Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

4 Year Old

4th 6th 8th

(1st Jr) Milksource Adv Lilac-Red-ET, Jenna Langer, DeForest Miss Real Hot-Red, Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia (3rd Jr, Jr B&O) Sellcrest S Candy Apple-Red, Andrew Sell, Watertown

5 Year Old

2nd Paula-Bro-SP Shar-Red-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 3rd (Prod) Valleyriver Jup Rudy-Red, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

Aged Cow

2nd Ms Hack SS Ella Rae-Red-ET, Nora Hackmann, Watertown 3rd (Prod) Ms Delicious Apple-Red-ET, John & Conner Erbsen & Mike & Sheryl Deaver, Edgerton 6th (2nd Jr) Grace Advent Carlene-Red, Mikayla Knorn, Casco

Premier Exhibitor

Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

State Herd 1st

International Holstein Show Spring Calf 5th

(B&O) Tomkins Hztry Sizln Sunshine, Brodie Bunkelman, Edgar

Winter Calf 8th

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Rosedale Silky Stilettos, Rosedale Genetics Ltd., Oxford

Fall Calf 3rd 4th

Ryan-Vu Reginald Emblem, Ryan-Vu, Majestic-View, Hetts, Shore & Connery, Fond du Lac Ryan-Vu GChip Claudette-ET, C & M Ryan, C & J Hill & R & E Finke, Fond du Lac

Summer Yearling 7th

Petitclerc Windbrk Frimouss-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Spring Yearling 1st

(B&O) Ashview-TG Atwood Lilly-ET, Ted, Molly & Tom Norling & Tony Galgowski, River Falls 2nd Budjon-JK Advn Awakening-ET, MB Luckylady Farm, Budjon Farms & Peter Vail, Lomira 8th Mapel Wood Windhammer Elegance, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma

Winter Yearling 4th 9th

Routina Zelgadis Paige, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna Budjon-JK Atwd Aware-ETS, Frank & Diane Borba & Frank & Carol Borba, Lomira

Fall Yearling

7th 8th

Overalnd Atwood Liza, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna Siemers Damion Scar-Let-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Reserve Junior Champion

Ashview-TG Atwood Lilly-ET, Ted, Molly & Tom Norling & Tony Galgowski, River Falls

Junior Best Three Females

2nd Budjon Farms & Joel Kietzman, Lomira 3rd Ashview-TG, River Falls 4th Ryan-Vu, Fond du Lac

Senior 3 Year Old 5th 7th

Brackleyfarm Chelios Cheerio, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna Milksource Durham Giggle-ET, Kara & Chloe Vosters, Kaukauna 10th Arcroix Goldwyn Jamaique-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira

5 Year Old 3rd 4th 5th 9th

Robrook Goldwyn Cameron, Budjon Farms, St Jacobs ABC, Peter & Lyn Vail & Woodmansee Farms (Prod) Duckett Ross Pamela, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma Blondin Goldwyn Subliminale-ETS, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira

6 Year Old & Older 4th 5th

Macpes Fortune Koquine-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna Milksource Goldwyn Africa-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira

150,000 lb. Cow 3rd 5th 6th

Stone-Front Iron Pasta, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph (Prod) Siemers Dundee Hilda 8669-ET, Jordan Siemers, Newton Hylite SS Alasandra, C & M Ryan and A, M & S White, Fond du Lac

Produce of Dam

3rd Sherona-Hill, Edgerton 5th Summer Breeze Syndicate, Ixonia

Nasco International Type & Production Award

Siemers Dundee Hilda 8669-ET, Jordan Siemers, Newton

State Herd

2nd Wisconsin

Yearling in Milk 1st

(B&O, Best Udder) Siemers Gsun Haya-Dream-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 2nd Savage-Leigh Golden GirlET, Heatherstone Enterprises, Inc., Baraboo 5th Pavue Windbrook Lavender, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna 7th MD-Dun Loafin Laut Ells-ET, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

Junior 2 Year Old 1st

3rd 4th

(Best Udder) Ryan-Vu Sid Molly, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Walk-Era Dundee Annelise, Budjon Farms & St Jacobs ABC, Lomira Gaemenchet Sid Katia, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

Senior 2 Year Old

2nd (B&O) Lottos Atwood Lizette-ET, Budjon Farms, Peter Vail & Clark Woodmansee, Lomira 9th Donnaview Wbrook Amber-ETS, Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

Holstein Futurity 4th 5th 8th

Crestbrooke Gap Torrie-ET, Tim, Barb & Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac Heritage-E Debbies Diva-ET, Nick & Jessica Sarbacker & Matthew & Lauren Evangelo, Fitchburg Ms RyanVu GWAtwood Punch-TW, Hailey Gaedtke, Luxemburg

Junior 3 Year Old 7th

Honeyfield Sanchez Madison, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira 8th Ms Duckett Federal Suzie-ET, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph 10th Go-Sho A Golden Reward-ET, D & N Schmocker, Trent Valley Holsteins & J Mell, Whitewater

Showmanship & Fitting Contests Juniors 1. Noah Bilz, Dorchester 2. Ava Booth, Plymouth 3. Clarissa Ulness, Valders 5. Madison Calvert, Cuba City 6. Jared Abraham, Plymouth 8. Lauren McDonald, Hartland 9. Matthew Gunst, Hartford 10. Garrett Ulness, Valders Intermediate 2. Renee Pierick, Prarie du Sac 3. Jaynie Rule, Dodgeville 4. Alli Walker, WI Dells 5. Roseanne Crave, Waterloo 8. Shelby Ostrom, De Pere 9. Mason Jauquet, Pulaski 10. Mikhayla Luttropp, Berlin Senior 3. Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona 4. Sara Griswold, Black Earth 7. James Jens, Newton 10. Darren Kamphius, Brandon Fitting Contest 5. Austin Nauman, Norwalk 6. Jade Jensen, New Richmond wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2014-13

2014 World Dairy Expo Champions Siemers Defnt Great-Red-ET – Siemers Holsteins

This year’s show season has brought several trips into the champion ring for Siemers Holsteins, especially in the Red and White Holstein heifer shows, with Siemers Defnt Great-Red-ET. She the first winter calf and Junior Champion of the International Red and White Show at World Dairy Expo, and earlier this year she excelled in the black and white show as well, earning Junior Champion honors at the Wisconsin Championship Show in July. That same week she was first winter calf and Reserve Junior Champion at the State Red and White Holstein Show, and Junior Champion of the Junior Show at the State Red Show. Great has been dominating every show she’s been exhibited at in 2014. Aside from her success at the WI Championship Show and World Dairy Expo, she earned Junior Champion honors at the WI Junior State Fair, which included being tapped as the Calf Champion in the black and white show. She was also a member of the second place Junior Best Three at the International Red and White show at World Dairy Expo. Great is a Defiant daughter of Benrise Royce Gretchen, EX-93, the High Honorable Mention All-American Red and White Junior Three-Year-Old in 2012. Gretchen was fourth place four-year-old cow at the 2013 Midwest Spring National, and her record (Can.) at 2-01 2x and 291 days included 18,864M with 3.7 694F and 3.3 614P lbs. The Siemers purchased Gretchen at World Dairy Expo in 2012 from Jeff Stephens, a trusted advisor to the family. Gretchen was tied in the Siemers string, was third in the Junior Three-Year-Old class, and just fresh with an amazing udder. The Siemers’ mating of Defiant on Gretchen was a logical one to open up the frame and widen the rump, in addition to his being bred to make the ‘show’ kind. The Siemers family plans to show Great at Louisville in the Black and White show, and do a few IVF procedures on her this winter. They hope to have her ready to roll for the 2015 show season. Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor and Lauren all contribute to the Siemers’ show 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 is 34,564M 4.02% 1390F 3.04% 1050P. The herd currently boasts over 110 Excellent cows and almost 130 Very Good two-year-olds. The Siemers also run over 5000 acres, and recently built a new purebred center that can care for up to 20 lactating cows and about a dozen dry donors. The Siemers family works passionately on feeding, developing and marketing individuals housed here to their every advantage.

Blondin Redman Seisme-Red-ETS - MilkSource Genetics

To say this year has been a special one for Seisme and the crew at Milksource would be an understatement. This EX-97 Redman from the popular Supra family in Canada recently became the first ever Red and White Holstein female to reach 97 points (99-MS), and only the 30th alltime to achieve this pinnacle in the Holstein breed. With such an outstanding credit to her name, her success at World Dairy Expo’s International Red and White Holstein Show is only icing on the cake. Seisme went head to head in the 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2014

125,000 lb. cow class with Apple, and came out on top at this year’s red show at World Dairy Expo. She went on to be named the Reserve Senior Champion and Honorable Mention Grand Champion at the show. Seisme’s 2014 winnings at the big show are added to a list that started as a young cow. In 2013, she was named International Red and White Cow of the Year by Holstein International - one of the most prestigious honors given to a show cow. In 2012, Seisme was Supreme Champion of the Royal Winter Fair, Unanimous All-American Aged Cow, and All-Canadian Senior Cow, and she took Grand Champion honors at the Red and White Holstein Shows at World Dairy Expo and the Royal Winter Fair. Also in 2012, Seisme was first aged cow, Senior and Grand Champion and Best Udder at the Midwest National Spring Show. She was first five-yearold, Grand Champion of the red show at the Royal, and Reserve Supreme Champion at the Royal in 2011. As a younger cow, Seisme’s credits include winning her class at both the Royal and Quebec International Show in 2008, when she was Honorable Mention All-Canadian Junior Red and White Cow. The Milksource crew acquired Seisme two years ago at the Royal Winter Fair. They were intrigued by her outstanding show record, and wanted to continue her development as a member of the Milksource show string. Seisme has daughters by Piccolo, Ladd-P, Redburst and Alchemy. Currently in her fifth lactation, her record in progress at 7-07 194 days is 23,829M with 3.8% 915F and 3.0% 709P. She will be put on an IVF program this fall. Milksource Genetics is home to 48 cows, with an additional 120 head of youngstock and 20 calves on milk. The milking facility consists of 30 tie-stalls and eight box stalls. The show cows are fed a ration of hay and grain, while the others get a TMR. Jamie Endvick is the herd manager at this facility, with an additional three full-time employees.

Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET - MilkSource Genetics

Tequila has been a significant player added to the Milksource show string just two weeks before World Dairy Expo at the Minnesota State Fair. Tequila, an EX-91 (93-MS) Director daughter of Jen-D Devil Tiffany-Red-ET, EX-95, was named Supreme Champion of the 2014 Midwest Fall National Show. Tequila accomplished this feat just three years after her dam did the same, making red and white show history. She went on to be named Grand Champion of the International Red and White Holstein Show at this year’s World Dairy Expo. No stranger to the show ring, Tequila has been on the tanbark since she was a fall calf, under the ownership of breeders Stranshome Holsteins and Jennifer Dingbaum-Varo. In 2011, she was fourth at the Minnesota State Fair Red & White Holstein Show and a member of the Reserve All-American Junior Best Three Females. As a fall yearling, she won the class and was Junior Champion at the Minnesota State Red and White Holstein Show, as well as third in class at the Grand International Show at World Dairy Expo. She was Nominated All-American as a fall yearling in 2012, in addition to taking Reserve All-American Dam

& Daughter honors with Tiffany. Her two-year-old credits are even more impressive, as she was first senior two-year-old, Intermediate and Reserve Grand Champion of the Minnesota State Red and White Show in 2013. She was second in class at Madison last year, and second at the Midwest Fall National black and white show. Her 2013 year was culminated with Reserve All-American Red & White Senior Two-Year-Old honors, and she was a member of the Reserve AllAmerican Red and White Produce of Dam and Daughter & Dam duos. At this year’s International Red and White Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo, Tequila was first senior three-year-old, Intermediate and Grand Champion of the show. This phenomenal young cow continues to grow and follow in her mother’s footsteps, making history along the way. Her second lactation record in progress at 3-09 and 70 days in milk includes 6,580 pounds milk with 257 pounds fat and 181 pounds protein. Tequila is short bred but will be put on an IVF program once confirmed pregnant.

Milksource Durham Giggle – Chloe Vosters

Another senior threeyear-old that has had success in the Milksource show string this year is Milksource Durham Giggle, EX-91. This young Durham, exhibited by Chloe Vosters, had a successful early start to her show season when she was named Reserve Intermediate and Reserve Grand Champion of both the Junior and Open Show at the District 7 Holstein Show. The competition only got better through the summer and into the fall, and Giggle was successful the entire way. Giggle was named Intermediate Champion of the International Junior Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo after she won her class for Chloe. Her other show credits include Grand and Supreme Champion honors at the largest junior dairy show in the world – the Wisconsin Junior State Fair. Bred back and due in the spring for another round on the tanbark, Giggle’s second lactation record in progress at 3-03 and 155 days includes 16,587M 3.0% 500F and 3.0% 493P. Giggle was bred by Milksource, and her dam is the prestigious EX-95 2E Cherry Crest Lyster Golden, nominated All-American and All-Canadian five-year-old in 2009.

Laixtpert Extra Goldwyn – Noah Bilz

This past spring, Noah Bilz and his stepfather Marcus went to the Milksource Genetics Tag Sale in search of the perfect show heifer. He found just that and picked out another animal that day, a dry cow that proved to be a wise investment. Laitxpert Extra Goldwyn, VG-87, freshened on June 18, the day of the District 4 Show, so Noah’s first venture into the showring with Extra was at the Wisconsin Championship Show. She stood ninth overall and was the fourth junior in the Senior 3-year-old class. The pair went on to the Wisconsin Valley Fair in Wausau where Extra was Reserve Grand Champion, then Supreme Champion of the Junior Show at the Athens Fair and Intermediate Champion at the Central Wisconsin State Fair in Marshfield. Finally, the year was topped off by winning the Reserve Intermediate Champion banner at the International Junior Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo. Extra is a Braedale Goldwyn from a Tempnorth Damien Tiffy, VG-85 2Y Can, and then Tem-North Leduc Taffy, VG-85 Can. She

produced a 2-01 record in 355 days of 27,740 3.6% 1008F 3.0% 835P. Following the junior show at World Dairy Expo, Noah sold Extra to Ferme Jacobs and Blondin. Noah’s spring yearling, Milksource Laurin Beth-ET, was ninth in the Junior Show at World Dairy Expo and he was also champion of the junior division of the showmanship contest. Noah’s family milks 450 cows on DeJong Family Dairy in Dorchester, Wisconsin, with about half of the herd being Registered Holsteins. There is an area of the special needs barn that Noah has completely redone for the show animals. He has a lot of passion and love for the farm and his animals and will be developing his own herd under the “Dolla-Bilz” prefix. He currently owns three heifers and three cows by himself and one heifer with his sisters. Noah really made the extra effort with Extra after she freshened in June, milking her by himself twice a day, walking her daily and maintaining her feed in order to get her ready for the shows. Noah is in the eighth grade at Colby Middle School where he is on the honor roll. He belongs to the FFA and the Marathon County Junior Holstein Association.

Ms Absolute Glory-Red – McKenna & Coltin Coffeen & Breya Pollack

What had already been a banner year, was topped off with a Junior Champion banner for McKenna and Coltin Coffeen and Breya Pollack and their fall calf, Ms Absolute Glory-Red. Glory-Red made her debut at the District 7 Holstein Show where she took home junior champion honors of both the junior and open shows. She went on to be All-Wisconsin Red & White Fall Calf, Reserve Junior champion of the Junior Show and Honorable Mention of the open show at the Wisconsin Red & White State Show. Shortly after, Glory swept the National Red & White Convention, being named Junior Champion of both the junior and open shows, only to be followed up with another Junior Champion title at the Brown County Fair. Glory-Red is backed by a line of Excellent dams that go back to Jimdandy RS Glamor Shot-Red. Glamor Shot was bred by Jim and Diane Coffeen of Chilton and had her own “glory” day as the Supreme Champion of the Junior Show at World Dairy Expo in 2002. After the herd was dispersed in 2005, their son Kevin retained ownership of this foundation cow and housed her at the farm of his good friend Ben Pollack of Van Dyne. Ben became a partner in some of Glamor Shot’s resulting offspring. Her Redliner daughter produced Glory’s dam, a Rubens granddaughter. Glamor Shot had incredible depth and an admirable frame, which she has passed onto her offspring. With each breeding, the goal has been to continue refining dairy character. These breeding objectives culminated in Glory, a well-balanced heifer with height, style and femininity. When she was born at the Pollack Dairy, Ben and Kevin knew right away that she could be something special. Soon after, she was moved to Kevin and Peggy Coffeen’s show barn in De Pere for individualized care. The partners plan to continue growing and developing Glory for another show season in 2015 and look forward to a promising future for her as a cow. They are also considering flushing her in order to continue her bloodline and explore merchandising opportunities. Glory resides at Overland Acres, the Coffeens’ show wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2014-15

heifer farm along with other offspring from Glamor Shot and a few black and white Holsteins. Her dam is a member of the herd at Pollack Dairy, a 400-cow farm owned by Ben and Kristin Pollack and Ben’s parents, John and Lynn Pollack. Glory is owned by Kevin’s children, McKenna and Coltin, and Ben’s daughter, Breya. McKenna is a sophomore at West De Pere High School, and Coltin is a seventh grader at West De Pere Middle School. Breya is a first-grader at the Friendship Learning Center in North Fond du Lac.

Krull Larson Dirty Girl-Red – Cassy, Bryce & Carley Krull

It’s a rare junior project that can win a champion banner on the colored shavings as a heifer and return for another as a fresh cow. The partnership of Cassy, Bryce and Carley Krull have developed just such a project. Krull Larson Dirty Girl-Red freshened in March with a bull calf and is currently being flushed. She had a successful heifer campaign as a Winter Yearling in 2013 that was highlighted by being named Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior Show at the International Red & White Show at World Dairy Expo and Unanimous Junior All-American, and the Krulls were excited for Dirty Girl to get back in the showring. Dirty Girl was the second place junior Senior 2-year-old at the Midwest Spring Red & White Show and the Wisconsin Red & White Championship Show. She was second and second junior at the National Convention Red & White show and first at the Wisconsin State Fair open show. Dirty Girl peaked at the International Holstein Show, placing fourth in the open show and first junior, first bred and owned and first junior bred and owned. Later that day, she was tapped as Intermediate Champion and then Grand Champion of the Junior Show. Dirty Girl is the product of a purchase the Krull 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 herself, 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

World Dairy Expo 2014 Show Summary

2014 Total Attendance: 77,204 Commercial Exhibitors: 835 companies from 24 countries, 44 U.S. states and 6 Canadian provinces Total Number of Dairy Cattle Checked In On Grounds: 2,334 Breakdown of Cattle Represented: Ayrshire - 258 Brown Swiss - 366 Guernsey - 241 Jersey - 401 Milking Shorthorn - 228 Red & White - 258 Holstein - 582 (Junior 262 and Open 320) Total Number of Dairy Cattle Exhibitors: 1,743 exhibitors from 37 states, 11 Canadian provinces and Mexico World Classic 2013 Holstein Sale Total Sales: $1,208,200 Lots:52 Average: $23,234 Highest Lot: $74,000 for De-Sue 1912-ET, purchased by Siemers Holsteins of Newton, Wis., consigned by Skyreach, Ferme Vigno and Kings-Ransom of Quebec and New York.

Show at the 2012 Midwest Spring Red & White Show. She has maternal sisters by Goldwyn, Mr Burns and Redburst. Dreamy has had three daughters be named Reserve Junior Champion at a national show. Her Debonair daughter, Dreamgirl-Red, 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 1st Winter Calf and Reserve Junior Champion at the NAILE open show in 2011. Cassy is currently a junior at UW-Platteville, Bryce is a sophomore at UW-River Falls and Carley is a junior at Lake Mills High School. All three are active in the Wisconsin and Jefferson County Junior Holstein Associations.

Milksource Adv Lilac-Red-ET - Jenna Langer

Jenna Langer and Langer Dairy Farms are always looking to add strong maternal lines to their herd. A purchase from last spring turned out to be the right choice as she was named Senior Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Show at the International Red and White Show. Langers purchased Milksource Adv Lilac-Red-ET at the 2014 Milksource Tag Sale with the purpose of adding her maternal line to their herd. Lilac is an Advent from Wilstar-RS Tlt Limited-Red, EX-94 2E, a showring favorite of Milksource Genetics. Limited was Reserve Grand Champion at the 2011 International Red and White Show and Honorable Mention Grand Champion at the Royal Winter Fair that same year. She was Reserve All-Canadian and Reserve All-American Red and White for 2011. Behind Limited are an EX-91 Kite, an EX-91 Rubens and seven more VG or EX dams from the family of Tora Triple Threat Lulu, EX-96 GMD DOM. Lilac was scored VG-87 VG-MS as a three-year-old and will be re-scored at the end of October. She freshened in July and made her showring debut for this year on the colored shavings, however she was nominated Junior All-American Summer Yearling in 2011 for Milksource. Lilac had a 3-00 record in 292 days of 26,240 3.9% 1034F 3.3% 872P. Langers plan to get Lilac bred back for next year and she will then enter their IVF program. Langer Farms consists of 400 cows milked at two dairy operations, 70 on one and 330 on the second, and 3100 acres of cropland. The entire family is involved in all of the day to day activities of the entire operation. SPECIAL AWARDS: Klussendorf-McKenzie Award Winner: John Galgowski, River Falls 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. Zone winners Woodmohr Jerseys, Jon and Wendy Schmidt, Bloomer, Wis. Smith-Crest Holsteins, Matt and Travis Smith, Watertown, Wis. Rosedale Genetics, Mark and Nicky Rueth, Oxford, Wis. Ri-Jul Holsteins/Dream Team, Vomastic Family, Pulaski, Wis., Jolene and Kristin Allen, Cecil, Wis., Boyer Family, Clintonville, Wis., Muy Bonita Guernseys, Kaukauna, WI Daily Winners Tuesday WI-Fischerdale,Verona, Wis., Floydholm, Edgerton, Wis., Down Home Farm, Stoughton, Wis., Heritage Holsteins, Milton, Wis. Saturday Booth Haven, Plymouth, Wis.

For more photos of Wisconsin exhibitors, visit the Wisconsin Holstein Association Facebook page. 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2014

District 10 breeders Manitowoc Winnebago


Fond du Lac


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Three Fresh Cows Sell at the Barron Fall Sale, November 8 Ursa-Grass Epic Esther-ET Sired by Epic, she sells fresh Dam: Ursa-Grass Scoop Escargo VG-86 4-07 309 2x 28,825 4.0 1154 3.2 929

2nd Dam: Honadel Burt Escanaba-ET VG-87 DOM (pictured) 4-01 2x 365 29,964 4.3 29,964 4.3 1292 3.5 1037 3rd Dam: Honadel Ellipse Ellymae-ET VG-86 GMD 3-07 2x 305 29,250 3.6 1043 2.8 819 2nd Dam: Honadel Rudolph Elsie VG-87 GMD DOM 3-04 2x 305 27,180 4.1 1112 3.3 910 3rd Dam: MIG Erinn-ET VG-85 GMD DOM 6-03 2x 365 33,360 3.4 1137 2.9 984

Also Selling:

Ursa-Grass Micah Thirteen

Bears Grass Dairy Inc.

Donald & Tamara Schroeder • Gary Schroeder • Donald Honadel S8495 Cty. Hwy. V, Augusta, WI 54722 Barn phone: 715-286-2110 Donald Honadel cell: 715-450-3566 RHA: 367 cows 2x 26,273 3.65 959 3.12 821 BAA: 104.2% Inquiries welcome

Sired by 14HO5300 Micah Milking 94 lbs. with 3.1%F & 2.3%P Dam: VG-85 Alexander 3-01 2x 313 20,717 3.9 815 3.0 615 2nd Dam: VG-85 5-01 2x 365 30,856 1071F 806P

Ursa-Grass Hill Jeanette Sired by Hill, she sells fresh Dam: VG-85 4-11 2x 300 31,734 3.5 1100 3.0 964

Need milk? Bid last on these three young milk cows on November 8!

She Sells December 1st! Del-Hollow Durham Jodie-ET EX-90 EX-MS 3-00 2x 365 31,160 3.2 1007 3.1 966 Sire: Regancrest Elton Durham-ET Dam: Ms Del-Hollow Jodie Gibson-ET EX-92 2E 2nd Dam: Fradon Rudolph Jodie-ET EX 2E Can 3rd Dam: Bridon Inspir Jodie EX Can 92-MS Next 5 Dams: VG-86, VG-85, VG-88, EX-92 & EX-93 Also selling at the Holiday Fashions are several fresh 2-year-olds out of popular sires including Goldwyn, Hero, Goldsun & more. All are out of Excellent dams & have full pedigrees!

Fer-Crest Farms


Marsh-Vue Holsteins District 10 breeders

Doug & Gina Lemke


W2650 Harvestore Rd., Hilbert, WI 54129 (608) 335-8861 Inquiries Always Welcome

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Fond du Lac


N4886 Lemke Rd., Chilton, WI 53014 (920) 371-7738

Budjon-Vail P Dayton-Red-ET

1st & 1st Junior Winter Calf, National Red & White Convention Show 2014 13th & 4th Junior, International Red & White Show 2014 Shewillbeenteringourflushprogram. Inquirieswelcome-contactAndrewat920-296-5386.

Cybil Fisher photo

Dam: Budjon Redmarker Desire EX-96 4E GMD 5-03 2x 365d 47450 4.2 1998 2.7 1304 Life: 2637d 255630 4.0 10213 2.8 7204 6x All-American Nominee Grand Champion, Mid-East Fall National 2010 Reserve All-American 125,000 lb. Cow 2007 All-American 5 Year Old 2005 Reserve Supreme Champion WDE 2005 HM All-American 4 Year Old 2004 & Junior 3 Year Old 2003 MaternalSisters: Budjon-Nitzy Destiny-Red-ET EX-94, 2x All-American R&W Budjon-Vail Gold Dreams-ET EX-92, HM Int. Champ at WI State Show ’13 Budjon-Vail Diedra-Red-ET VG-87, All-American R&W Fall Calf Budjon-Vail Dione-Red EX-91, 2x Nom. All-American R&W Budjon-Vail Damaris-Red-ET, 2x Nom. All-American R&W

District 10 breeders Manitowoc Winnebago


Fond du Lac


Managers: Rich, Cal & Loren Greenfield, 920-296-9289 Herdsman: Kevin Greenfield, 920-296-9292 N309 County Trk. Q, Markesan, WI 53946

RHA: 1064 cows 31,410 3.5 1094 3.14 986 September 2013 classification: 105.4% BAA - 25 EX, 257 VG, 436 GP

Find us on Facebook for more cow photos & herd updates

Webb-Vue Goldwyn Beth-ET EX-91 EX-MS DOM GTPI +2007 PTA +199M +38F +15P +444NM +2.5PL +3.05T +2.79UDC +2.27FLC 2-10 2x 365 28,420 4.2 1204 3.2 918 4-04 2x 365 39,480 4.5 1782 3.3 1293 • 2 Jeeves sons at Accelerated Genetics • Flushed to Jeeves, McCutchen, Shamrock, Epic, Super Large, Numero Uno, Earnhardt-P, Windbrook, Bradnick, Aftershock & Willpower • 34 daughers by these popular matings & embryos available • Full sister to Webb-Vue Goldwyn Elvira-ET, EX-90 Dam: Webb-Vue Marshall Bryana-ET EX-90 GMD DOM 6-05 3x 362 38,600 3.5 1345 2.8 1090 Lifetime: 2455 216,720 3.7 8034 3.0 6414 2nd Dam: Co-Op Eddie Sasha-ET VG-85 5-04 3x 365 34,210 3.8 1308 3.2 1110 Lifetime: 2500 216,740 3.8 8149 3.1 6751 Next 5 dams VG or EX

“The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.” District 10 breeders Manitowoc Winnebago


Fond du Lac


Gold Beth Partners

Dave Rose, Al & Josh Silverthorn, Jeff & Mary Bradley 4620 Broderick Rd., Omro, WI 54963 • cell: 920-573-0038 Inquiries can be directed to all partners.

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risten’s attle omments

Greetings Friends, As mine and Kayla’s year slows down, we have begun to realize how truly great it has been to sit ringside at all the shows we have attended. We wrapped up our “ribbon duties” in October at World Dairy Expo. It was an honor to serve as ambassadors for the Holstein breed. A huge “Congratulations” to those of you who showed in both the Junior and Open shows. It is always wonderful to see Wisconsin well represented. We also both enjoyed the opportunity to see and network with many of our Wisconsin Holstein members throughout the week. It seems like forever, but remember, WDE 2015 is only ten months away! Although this time of year is busy with school and harvest, it’s important to remember that the second round of due dates for Junior awards & entry forms are coming up. These award forms include: WHY Friend Recognition, Long Range Production, Junior Progressive Breeder, Essay Contest, Junior Farm Tour, Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy, and Prepared Public Speaking. These are great opportunities to grow as a person, and gain knowledge of our industry. Another truly great opportunity that Kayla and I both have personal experience with is the Royalty program. Applications are

now being accepted for Wisconsin Holstein Royalty 2015. It is a truly awesome experience to apply. The Royalty application along with the other forms can all be found at and are due November 15th. Kayla and I are excited to meet the applicants and wish the best of luck to all. Not only do Juniors have the opportunity to be recognized, but adults do as well. Forms for Distinguished Dairy Breeder and Distinguished Young Dairy Breeder are due November 8th. In addition, the form for the Young Adult Education Awards is due November 15th. Both forms can be found online. It is very exciting to think that Junior Convention is right around the corner! Many Junior members across the state are anxious to attend the Wisconsin Holstein Convention, “Out of This League in 2015!” Convention this year is being held January 2nd-4th in Fond du Lac, WI. I know many teams are busy practicing dairy bowl and dairy jeopardy already. For many, convention is a time to not only compete, but reunite with friends from across the state. Kayla and I look forward to re-connecting with juniors we have met throughout the year at various events. I’m sure Dodge County is busy planning for and will do a great job hosting this event! Lastly, just a reminder that Junior Raffle tickets are still on sale all the way up until Convention. Tickets can be purchased from a JAC, as well as each county received some to sell. A huge “thank you” to Siemers Holsteins for donating this year’s Grand Prize calf. Hope to see you soon! Kristen Broege

KRANZDALE SALES, INC. Dairy Cattle Buyer & Broker • Auctions & Appraisals

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

Rickert Bros. LLC Home of Rickland Holsteins

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

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

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

Stop in anytime for a second look!

RHA: 1010 cows 27,368 3.8 1033 3.0 829 19 Year Progressive Genetics Herd

Dwight & Shelly Mayer 4965 County Rd. E, Slinger, WI

REGISTERED HOLSTEINS & BROWN SWISS Breeding age bulls, heifers, calves and young cows available - we sell only from our best lines. Call Dwight’s cell: 262-224-6838 20–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2014

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District 10 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The December issue will feature District 8 - Dodge, Jefferson, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington & Waukesha counties.

District 10 breeders Manitowoc Winnebago


Fond du Lac


Calumet County

2014 Adult Membership: 36; Jr. Membership: 12 Adult Association officers - President: Jeff Brantmeier; Vice President: Larry Meyer; Secretary: Sue Schultz; Treasurer: Adam Schnell. The Calumet County Holstein Breeders began the New Year with our annual meeting being held in January. Larry Nelson, Wisconsin Holstein Association Executive Director and Chris Lyons, National Holstein Association representative were our guest speakers in 2014. For the first time in several years Calumet County Junior Holstein Association members attended the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association Convention. A goal has been made to get our juniors more involved in Calumet County and Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association activities. The Calumet County Rural/Urban Mardi-Gras is always held the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The Holstein Breeders are the main sponsor. In 2014, over one hundred twenty-five people were in attendance to honor the winners of many awards including the naming of the County Holstein Boy and Girl. Our 2014 Award winners were Grant Maurer and Mariah Tasch who both reside in rural Chilton. Gordie Gasch from Brillion was named the Calumet County Holstein Breeders Friend of the Farmer. A live auction is held at the Mardi-Gras with a portion of the proceeds given to our Calumet County Fair for improvements and other awards. The annual June Dairy Month “Sundae on the Farm” promotion was held on June 29 at Grand View Dairy Farms in Brillion. Members volunteer at the event. The Holstein Breeders are one of the main sponsors. Members exhibited at District Show, the Wisconsin State Holstein Show and World Dairy Expo. In August, we provide the transportation of the animals representing Calumet County at the Wisconsin Junior State Fair. The Calumet County Fair is held Labor Day weekend. The Holstein Breeders coordinate the trophy sponsors for dairy classes and provide financial assistance. A pizza party is sponsored by the Calumet County Holstein Breeders for all the dairy exhibitors and their families on the Sunday night of County Fair. In 2015, our first Calumet County Holstein Futurity will be held on Sunday evening, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. A social will be held immediately following the announcement of the Futurity winner. In 2014, the Calumet County Holstein Breeders made over four thousand dollars in donations to dairy related activities on the county and state level.

Fond du Lac County

2014 Adult Membership: 96; Jr. Membership: 30 Adult Association officers - President: Kurt Loehr; Vice President: Eric Westphal; Secretary: Joseta Halbur; Treasurer: Robert Galdi; Directors: Chris Kramer, Gary Cooper & Steve Kamphuis. Junior Association officers - President: Valerie Kramer; Vice President: Darren Kamphuis; Secretary: Kati Kindschuh; Treasurer: Derrek Kamphuis; Advisors: Corey & Tammy Hodorff, Kurt & Sarah Loehr.

Manitowoc County

2014 Adult Membership: 81; Jr. Membership: 31 Adult Association officers - President: Bethany Kappelman; Vice President: Matt Cracraft; Secretary: Michelle Bratt; Treasurer: James Lepich. Junior Association officers - President: Bieke de Bruijn; Secretary: Sanne de Bruijn; Treasurer: Sam Lensmire; Advisor: Brenda Meyer.

Luke Gartman; Secretary: Heidi Taylor; Treasurer: Sara Feldmann; Directors: Chris Booth, Kim Henschel, Bryan Mauk, Erin Jens, Kara Abraham. Junior Association officers - President: Erica Helmer; Vice President: Cole Booth; Secretary: Elise Bleck; Treasurer: Emily Meinnert; Reporter: Morgan Phipps; Directors: Ava Booth & Andy Helmer; Advisors: Dr. Chris & Courtney Booth, Dr. Jeff & Dr. Lea Ann Bleck and Dr. Kent and Kelly Bindl. The adult association had a great year. Earlier this spring a small group enjoyed the District 10 tour with neighboring counties to Luck-E, Team Holsteins and Golden Oaks where they saw some very impressive groups of cows. In June Sheboygan County hosted the District 10 show which had 175 head! The 15th annual Futurity was held over Labor Day weekend. As always a large crowd was on hand as Matt Engel served as judge and placed our largest group yet of 32 head. Top 5 entries were as follow: 1st - Mauk-E-Way Destry Aubrey-ET, Mauk-E-Way Farms; 2nd Lyn-Vale Reality Muriel-Red, William Schultz; 3rd - Lyn-Vale Destry Patsy, William Schultz; 4th - Milksource Contender Lynn-Red-ET, Booth Haven Holsteins; 5th - Lyn-Vale Picolo Maiden, William Schultz. To end the year, the annual meeting will be on December 3, 2014 and start planning for 2015! The Sheboygan County Junior Holstein Association had a very fun and successful year! To highlight and begin the year, we had over 20 members attend the 2014 Junior Holstein Convention held by hosts, Fond du Lac juniors. Some of the highlights included: three 12 and under younger member award winners, 1st place Display Board, 2nd County Scrapbook, 2nd and 3rd place juniors in the speaking contest, a 1st, 3rd and People’s Choice award in the advertising contest, three photo award winners, two rookie dairy bowl teams, two junior dairy teams and one senior dairy bowl team, and several participants in dairy jeopardy. A great time was had by all! In June, the Sheboygan County juniors exhibited animals in the District 10 Holstein Show which was held in Plymouth. Special highlights included showmanship honors: 10 and Under: 3rd place Brady Bleck; our Junior Showmanship winners and state qualifiers: 1st Elise Bleck, 2nd Jared Abraham and 3rd Savanna Ridge; Senior Division: 1st Cole Booth, 2nd James Jens and 3rd Kelly Jens. At the Wisconsin State Championship Show the Sheboygan County Junior Dairy Judging team placed 1st and included: Elise Bleck, Ava Booth, Ella Bindl and Savanna Ridge. In addition, four of the juniors placed in the top ten: Elise Booth, Cole Booth, Ava Booth, and Campbell Booth. In addition, this past July a couple of our youth and their families attended the National Holstein Convention in Dubuque, Iowa. Elise Bleck placed 1st in the National Junior Artistic Folding Display Board Contest and both Elise Bleck and Cole Booth qualified to compete in the National Junior Speech Competition. In closing, several Sheboygan County juniors advanced to the final rounds of the Showmanship Divisions at World Dairy Expo with James Jens placing 7th Senior, Ava Booth 2nd Junior and Jared Abraham 6th Junior overall. The Sheboygan County Juniors are thankful for all the support they received this past year from mentoring adults and businesses.

Winnebago County

2014 Adult Membership: 26; Jr. Membership: 4 Adult Association officers - President: Pat Crowley; Vice President: Dan Peapenburg; Secretary: Mike Bradley; Treasurer: Cathy Silverthorn; Directors: Josh Silverthorn & Joe Hughes. Junior Association officers - President: Mitchell Crowley; Vice President: Janna Crowley; Secretary: Hunter Crowley; Treasurer: James Crowley; Director: Nate Condon. The main fundraiser for the year is a food stand at the WPS Farm Show held in Oshkosh. At the Winnebago County Holstein Breeders annual meeting, the group recognizes the Outstanding Holstein Boy and Girl, top herds in the county and also hand out scholarships.

Sheboygan County

2014 Adult Membership: 68; Jr. Membership: 42 Adult Association officers - President: Jim Hanke; Vice President: wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2014-23

WHA 2015 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 26-August 21, 2015 (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 2015 WHA Futurity, State and District Shows, State Picnic and more. This may include inputing and finalizing show entries, organizing awards, volunteers and other details such as mailings and dignitary needs. • Organize show booklets, meals, send correspondence before and after an event and archive final placing results. Public Relations • Ability to communicate to all areas of the Association in a timely manner • Assist in any communication materials needed for members or external media such as pamphlets, letters, bios and entry forms • Work with external sponsors as it pertains to awards, signage and coordination of events • Build valuable partnerships with industry partners Web, Print and More • Write press releases announcing upcoming events and summarizing placings and/or winnings. • Compile and publish updated marketing materials on WHA website such as press releases, entry forms, event details and imagery. • Take photos of event winners when needed to post online and share with Editor. This will require the creation of an archive for year-end presentations. • Interview Wisconsin Holstein breeders and write profile articles as assigned by the Editor; this may require taking photos for the article. • Write articles of interest for the WI Holstein News and website as well as identify potential roundtable discussions for the News. • Opportunity to learn database management and design e-newsletter creative.

Preferred Knowledge:

• Excellent communication, writing, organization and time-management practices • Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time with strong prioritization skills • Strong knowledge of PC operating systems (Mac experience a plus) • High level of attention to detail and ability to focus • Strong work ethic with a positive attitude • Knowledge of current trends in the dairy industry

Education and Experience:

• Received their high school diploma • Currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year University • Experience in the Registered Holstein or dairy industry

Please forward your resume, cover letter and grade transcript with two letters of reference by November 15, 2014 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. 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2014

The University of


STUDENT PROFILE Name: Austin Prichard Hometown: Muskego, WI Major: Dairy Science Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? I had family history at UWMadison. My father is an alumnus and received his Master’s for electrical engineering at Madison. He was very fond of the school and encouraged me to go here. I was interested in Madison’s scientific research community and the opportunities the UW provides for undergraduate research. What has been your most memorable college experience? The UW gave me a chance to work with dairy cattle for the first time in my life. My most memorable experiences are student managing Madison’s research herd in the Dairy Cattle Center, working the production side of the facility, and concurrently performing research on trial cows with the Hernandez lactation biology laboratory. What has been your favorite course? Dairy Science 305: Lactation Biology was my favorite course because I learned about how milk synthesizes in the mammary gland. Once I understood milk production, many dairy practices began to make more sense to me. I had a strong interest in lactation biology prior to taking the course. What are your future career goals? I applied to veterinary school this year and hope to work in dairy medicine. I am also interested in dairy based research. One day, I would like to have some of my own cows. 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

2015 Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention Registration

Out of this League in 2015!

Hosted by the Dodge County Junior Holstein Association January 2-4, 2015 • Holiday Inn, Fond du Lac Registration forms must be postmarked by Wednesday, December 10. A late fee of $15 per person will be added if postmarked after December 10. 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 - Tailgate Party - $20 Brats, burgers, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans M2 Saturday Breakfast - $16 Scrambled eggs, bacon, country fried potatoes, toast, fresh fruit, bakery assortment, juice M3 Princess Luncheon - $20 Chicken broccoli alfredo with penne pasta, meat lasagna, caesar salad, garlic bread M4 Saturday Banquet - $26 Braised beef tips, turkey with dressing, whipped potatoes, corn, mixed salad, dinner rolls M5 Sunday Breakfast - $18 Scrambled eggs, country fried potatoes, french toast, ham, sausage, breakfast pastries, juice, yogurt County _______________________________________________

Chaperone _____________________________________________

Phone (home & cell if available) __________________________________________________________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________________________________________________________




Total number each meal

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x $95

Total amount due per meal Make checks payable to: Dodge County Junior Holsteins and mail to: Troy & Sarah Wendorf W2354 Evergreen Rd., Ixonia, WI 53036 Questions? Email Mandy Sell at

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 2014-25


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, 2015 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 WI Holstein Junior Convention. Resume and applications are due to the WHA office by Nov. 15.

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. All applications submitted will be kept on file for three (3) years.

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 Siemers Holsteins. There are several additional items available from generous donations, including UW-Mens’ Badger Hockey tickets, semen certificates, industry apparel, and miscellaneous gift baskets. To request additional raffle tickets, contact the office at any time!

Book your hotel rooms for Junior Convention!

The 2015 Junior Convention will be hosted by Dodge County at the Holiday Inn, 625 W Rolling Meadows Dr, Fond du Lac, WI. Room reservations can be made by calling 888-465-4329 or 920-923-1440. Book early, as rooms will fill up fast! Room rate is $109/night. Deadline for the room block is December 5. Please visit our website at to see the complete list of rules for our contests and dairy bowl resources.

2015 Dairy Jeopardy Entry Form Return by November 15, 2014 to: WHA, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI, 53913; fax to 608-356-6312 or email

2015 Junior Holstein Convention Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday, January 2

9:00 a.m. DJM Interviews begin 10-11:30 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 noon Dairy Jeopardy Roll Call and contest begins 3:00 p.m. WHA Junior Forum & District Caucuses Dodge County Welcome, Presentation of Progressive Breeder & Long Range Production; District Caucuses 5:30 p.m. Dairy Bowl Seating Exam/Coaches meeting 6:15 p.m. Tailgate Party with presentation of Junior Farm Trip, Essay and Jeopardy Awards 7:00 p.m. Throwback Dairy Bowl County Roll Call – Bell-R-Ring: Top honors will be awarded to the County that can bring down the roof with a unique introduction of their county group to the rest of the membership. Award presented by the JACs.

Talent Contest

Saturday, January 3 7:45 a.m. 7:55 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.

Dairy Bowl Judge’s orientation Rookie & Junior Dairy Bowl County Roll Call Rookie and Junior Dairy Bowl Contests Speaking Contest – all ages (will begin with Senior, then Intermediate finishing with Junior) 9:00 a.m. Contest Room/Dairy Bar Opens 10:00 a.m. Princess Interviews 11:45 a.m. Princess Luncheon First time attendee recognition, Holsti-Buck Mystery Choice Auction, Graduate Recognition 12:45 p.m. Senior Dairy Bowl Roll Call 1:00 p.m. Senior Dairy Bowl Contest 7:00 p.m. Out of This League Banquet 2014 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 4 7:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. To follow

Adult Forum Breakfast, Contest Room Results and Spirit Award Business Meeting, JAC Elections and Raffle Drawing JR & SR Dairy Bowl Finals

2015 Speaking Contest Entry Form Return by November 15, 2014 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

Late fee of $5.00 if not postmarked by due date

Name: ________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________ City, State, Zip: _________________________________ E-mail:________________________________________ Phone: ________________ Age (as of Jan. 1, 2015): _____

Name: ________________________________________

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Address: _______________________________________ City, State, Zip: _________________________________ E-mail:________________________________________ Phone: _________________ Age (as of

Jan. 1, 2015):



Check out these Contests for the 2015 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 2015. 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

Junior Talent Contest Entry Form The Wisconsin Holstein Association is full of talented individuals outside of the show ring that other members are not aware of. The purpose of this event is to showcase your talents to fellow members! The contest will take place on Friday night of Junior Convention. Rules: • Musical instruments and any props needed for the act must be brought by the contestant. Any equipment that is needed for the performance must be carry-on only. Music must be able to be played on a PC. • Groups will be allowed, but will be limited to two microphones. • Each contestant will be limited to a maximum of five minutes for their performance. Points will be deducted for going over the allotted time. • Judges will place the top three contestants in each division. • Performances should be appropriate for all ages. Requirements: Applicant must be a current member of the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association and not have reached their 21st birthday by January 1st of the Junior Convention year.

Name: _______________________________________________________

County: ___________________________

Address:________________________________________ City, State, Zip: ____________________________________ Telephone: _______________________________ Email: _________________________________________________ Age Group (as of January 1st 2015):

o Junior (Age 15 and under)

o Senior (Age 16 and older)

Please describe the talent/act as fully as possible. If musical in nature, indicate the song you will sing. If non-musical, describe your talent and indicate what it is and what type of equipment or set is needed.

Description: Due December 1, 2014 to the WHA office; Return to: WI Holstein, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913

2015 Dairy Bowl Team Entry Return IN OFFICE by November 15, 2014 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, 2014. #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 2014-27


ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

Wisconsin did very well again this year at World Dairy Expo. Congratulations to all of the exhibitors and especially those that found themselves in the winner’s circle. I hope you’ll enjoy reading a little bit about each of our champions starting on page 14 of this issue. I took lots and lots of photos during the shows at WDE, many of which are posted to the Wisconsin Holstein Association’s Facebook page. You are welcome to use these in ads, on websites or on your personal or farm Facebook page, but please give WHA the proper photo credit when you use them. We had a great week at the WHA booth at World Dairy Expo as well. Along with handing out over 750 Breeder Calendars, 400+ September issues and 400+ October issues, all of the extra back issues from 2014 were picked up by visitors. It was great visiting with all of the members that stopped as well as the foreign visitors that have an interest in Wisconsin Holsteins. Coming up next month is our annual Youth Issue. If you have a special junior you’d like to recognize for their projects from this year, please give me a call or email by November 10. Juniors ads are eligible for a 10% discount off the page rate one time per year. Please call with any questions! Don’t forget about our annual cover contest. Entries are due November 15 and we’re looking for any photos featuring Holsteins. The winning entry will be the cover photo for our February issue. And a reminder to juniors to bring your best photos to the contest at Junior Convention as we’ll be selecting some of those to use on covers in 2015 as well. Just a reminder to get your membership renewals paid by the end of the year. WHA now has “3 Ways to Pay” - whether you want to send a check in with your renewal card, call the office to pay with a credit card or renew online with your customer ID number and the email linked to your account. If you used the online system for doing District Show entries, you can use the same log-in info. If you’re having problems with the online renewal process, please call our office to make sure we have the correct email address linked with your membership. I hope everyone is enjoying a safe and productive harvest. Until next time...

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November 2014 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 3 GM Sandhill Holsteins Milking Herd & Bred Heifer Sale, Gary & Michelle Popp Jr., Unity; managed by Christensen Sales, 11:30 a.m. 8 Western WI Farm Tour, sponsored by the Young Adult Committee 8 Barron Fall Sale, Barron Sale Pavillion 8 DEADLINE for adult applications for Distinguished Breeder & Distinguished Young Breeder 15 DEADLINE for Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy, Speaking, Essay, Junior Long Range Production, Junior Progressive Breeder, Junior Trip, WHY Friend and Royalty applications 20 Dale Stippich Complete Dispersal, Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac December 2014 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 1 Holiday Fashions at the Northern, Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac 5-6 WHA Board Meeting January 2015 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon & Wood counties 2-4 WI Junior Holstein Convention, Holiday Inn, Fond du Lac, WI, hosted by Dodge County 9 Top Performer entries due February 2015 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 20-21 Adult Holstein Convention, Riverview Hotel and Suites, 100 Spring Street, River Falls, WI, hosted by Pierce County 20 WHA Futures Sale, River Falls, 7:30 p.m. 2015 March 27 Quest for Success II at Bella-View Holsteins, hosted by Bella-View & Ryan-Vu, Marion April 25 Midwest National Spring Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison May 16 Wisconsin Showcase Sale – 125th Anniversary Edition, Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac June 11 The Very Best of Honeycrest Sale June 12 District 10 Show, Manitowoc June 15 District 1 Show, Glenwood City District 2 Show, Galesville June 16 District 7 Show, Shawano June 18 District 4 Show, Marshfield June 19 District 3 Show, Lancaster June 22 Four-of-a-Kind Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Great Northern June 23-26 2015 National Holstein Convention, St. Charles, Illinois June 30 District 6 Show, Monroe July 10 & 11 WI Championship Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison

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Holstein Association Representatives Sarah Trapp W16080 Merlin Road, Taylor, WI 54659 608-525-2901 cell: 608-628-1978 e-mail: Chris Lyons W 5979 Lee Dr., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 920-563-1082 cell 920-723-2406 e-mail: Dennis Devore 1905 9th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 cell: 319-270-5038 e-mail: 30–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2014

November 2014 Wisconsin Holstein News  

November 2014 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring World Dairy Expo results and District 10.

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