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Volume 87 No. 10

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Red & White Issue World Dairy Expo Results Junior Convention Registration 125th Feature: Dairy Bowl & Dairy Jeopardy District 5 report

Holstein World photo

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1st Winter Calf & Best Bred & Owned, World Dairy Expo 2015 Sire: Hurtgen-Vue Reality-Red Dam: Willows-Edge Ad Melody-Red EX-90 EX-MS 2nd Dam: Willows-Edge Rube Maitai-ET EX-93 EX-MS 3rd Dam: Willows-Edge S Dust Medina EX-92 2E All-WI Summer Yearling 2000 4th Dam: Willows-Edge Bls CC Meeko VG-88 All-WI Fall Calf 1997 5th Dam: Willows-Edge BJ Mission-Red EX-90 3E 6th Dam: BLS Triple Threat Maddie VG-88 7th Dam: Dix Southland Millie EX-90 2E, purchased at the UW-River Falls Falcon Sale 1986

Congratulations to Pierre Boulet and Milksource Genetics on their purchase of the third place Milking Yearling in the International Red & White Show, Greenlea A-Care-Red, from us. We wish you continued success with her. Premier Breeder: ’05, ’06, ’07, ’10, ’11, ’13 Midwest Fall National ’03 World Dairy Expo ’92-’01, ’04-’06, ’09, ’11-’14 District 1 ’94, ’96, ’97, ’03, ’05, ’06 WI Champ. Show ’96, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’02, ’03, ’10, ’11 MN State Fair

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

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 2015

VOLUME 87 No. 10

Features: 10 12 16 22 28 32 33

Breeder Profile: KnH-Endres Registered Holsteins World Dairy Expo review Wisconsin’s World Dairy Expo Champions Red & White Profile: Cleland Holsteins 125th Anniversary Feature: Dairy Bowl & Dairy Jeopardy Cow Tales from the North 2016 Junior Convention Registration

Departments: 6 7 11 27 31 34 36 37 38

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs WHA Annual Supporters From the President: Paula Bovre District 5 report Breeder Business Cards WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover This month’s cover photo by Ashley Yager features the Intermediate Champion of the Junior Show at the International Red & White Show from World Dairy Expo. Milksource Dty Tammy-Red is pictured with her owners, junior members Kylie Nickels, Lane Wendorf, Dawson Nickels and Grady Wendorf.

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

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


Paula Bovre, President (2016)* - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Kevin Jorgensen, Vice President (2018)* - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Kent Wendorf, Secretary (2017)* - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 Todd Borgwardt, Exec. Committee (2016)* - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Chad Ryan, Exec. Committee (2017)* - 920-960-1449 N4067 Twin Oaks Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Bill Calvert (2018)* - 608-732-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Craig Carncross (2018) - 608-592-2560 W13157 Co. Hwy. J, Lodi, WI 53555 Chris McCullough (2016)* - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Tracy Mitchell (2017)* - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Pam Selz-Pralle (2018) - 715-334-3434 N4621 US Hwy. 12, Humbird, WI 54746 Marci Walker (2016)* - 608-432-3223 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION


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

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs L Congratulations to Mike & Melissa (Gerlach) Hanke, Marshfield, on the birth of their son Maverick Gene Hanke on September 23. Maverick weighed 7 lbs 4 oz and was 21 inches long. He joins siblings Madison, 2, and Marvin, 1. U Our condolences to the family of William Jens on his recent passing. A full obituary is 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 William “Bill” Jens

William T. “Bill” Jens, of the Town of Lima, completed his life of service peacefully early in the morning of September 16, 2015, at the age of 91, surrounded by his wife, Pauline and his seven children. Bill was born on June 25, 1924, in Milwaukee, the fifth child of the late William L. Jens and Kathryn (nee Dillon) Jens. He graduated from Marquette High School in 1942 after serving as President of his class all four years. Bill received a football Scholarship from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., and enrolled there in the fall of 1942. With World War II raging, Bill dropped out of college and enlisted in the United States Navy. He served aboard a frigate and later on an Army transport ship before he was honorably discharged in April 1946. Bill studied at the University of Wisconsin School of Agriculture and began farming just west of Butler, Wis., in the spring of 1948. Bill was introduced to Pauline Taylor in 1949 and they married in September of 1950. Bill and Pauline farmed together there for twelve years until the encroaching suburbs compelled them to seek another location to continue farming. In the fall of 1961 Bill and Pauline and their first five kids moved to Sheboygan County, continuing to farm in the Town of Lima and adding two more children to the family. Bill enjoyed farming, local politics, the Green Bay Packers, reading and sports. Bill believed that the most important things in life are serving God, family and the community and his daily life was a reflection of that belief. In addition to farming full-time and raising seven children with Pauline, Bill lived a life of service to other people. Bill served on the Town of Lima Board for over 30 years and was elected Chairman for most of that time. He served on the Sheboygan County Board for many years and was Chairman for four years. He served on the board of the American Milk Producers Incorporated Co-op and was active in the Sheboygan County Holstein Association and served as secretary on that board. Bill was a member of Blessed Trinity Parish in Sheboygan Falls. He was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society and along with Pauline served in many different capacities at the parish level. In an effort to serve the Lord and the church more fully, Bill was accepted and enrolled in the Permanent Diaconate Program for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and was ordained a Permanent Deacon in 1975. He served as deacon and in whatever capacity he was asked at St. Rose of Lima Parish at Five Corners, her sister parish, St George at Six Corners, and St. Cyril Methodius Parish in Sheboygan. He participated in services and activities at other parishes as well. When the local parishes were combined he continued his service at Blessed Trinity Parish in Sheboygan Falls. Bill served as a hospital chaplain, and led graveside services, distributed Holy Communion, visited the sick, officiated baptisms, marriage preparation, and marriage ceremonies. He officiated at many of his own children’s marriages and baptized most of his grandchildren. In addition, Bill gave many thoughtful homilies during Mass with a humility and simple delivery style that reflected his deep faith and spirituality. Bill treated other people with respect and acted as a gentleman. Bill is survived by his wife of 64 years, Pauline. He is further survived by his sons and daughters and their spouses, Tom (Beth) Jens and Jerry (Julie) Jens both of Sheboygan Falls, Rob (Beth) Jens of Beaver Dam, Mary (Tony) Jens-Mauer of Waldo, Tess (Joseph) O’Hern of California, Joseph 6–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2015

(Melissa) Jens of Farmington, Kathy (Tim) Huibregtse, 21 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson Zach Mauer, one brother, William “Sheldon” (Gladys) Jens, and three sisters, Lenore (Art) Presti, Marion (Gene) Galdabini, and Lucille (Hamilton) Mathes. A memorial fund has been established in Bill’s name for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. Bill’s family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their compassionate care. For online condolences and additional information please visit

Annual Supporters of Wisconsin Holstein preferred holStein enthuSiaStS

Rural Mutual Insurance Company

Brian Greenman, 920-322-1194

Champion SponSorS

WHA 2016 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 23-August 19, 2016 (some weekends required) Location: Baraboo, WI

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

platinum SponSorS

Stone Ridge Dairy

Fond du Lac County Holstein Breeders

Gold SponSorS Alpha Genetics, Inc. Corey Geiger & Krista Knigge Clark Co. Junior Holstein Assoc. Frisle-Vu Holsteins Heatherstone Enterprises

LaFollette Holsteins Lirr Farm Rickert Brothers Scenic-Edge Holsteins Vandoske Dairy Farms Vets Plus, Inc.

Silver SponSorS Bears Grass Dairy Inc. Bella-View Holsteins Booth-Haven Holsteins Bur-Wall Holsteins City Slickers Farm LLC Clark Co. Holstein Breeders Crave Brothers LLC Eau Claire Co. Holstein Breeders East Central Select Sires & NorthStar Cooperative Frontier FS Coop Fustead Farms Hardwood Holsteins Hi-Lo Valley Holsteins Hoard’s Dairyman Honeycrest Farms

LeDonna Farms Manitowoc Co. Junior Holstein Breeders Moss Oak Farm Oeh-My Farm Outagamie Co. Holstein Breeders Overland Acres Priority One Ragnar Holsteins Ran-Rose Holsteins Rosedale Genetics Ltd. Rural Insurance, John Rahman Second Look Holsteins

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.

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 2016 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 Friday, November 13, 2015 to: WI Holstein Association, Summer Internship, 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913. Interviews will be held at the WHA office in Baraboo, WI. Please call 1.800.223.4269 with questions about this internship opportunity.

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Our-Favorite Lovely In-Red • born 12/1/14 • sired by Go-Farm Pitbull 8th Winter Calf, District 10 Show 3rd Winter Calf, All-Wisconsin Red & White Show 1st Winter Calf, Dodge Co. Fair 12th Winter Calf, Intl. R&W Show Dam: Milksource Adv Lilly-Red VG-85 2nd Dam: Wilstar-RS Tlt Limited-Red EX-94 2E 3-07 365 37,420 4.1 1519 3.3 1221 Res. All-American R&W Aged Cow 3rd Dam: Wilstar-RS Kite Lover-Red EX-91 2E 116,740 4511F 3703P lft. 4th Dam: Wilstar-RS Rub Lazer-Red-TW EX-91 2E 135,190 4945F 4504P lft. Next Dams: EX-91 2E, VG-85 EX-91 2E, EX, EX-96 GMD DOM 11*, EX-90 GMD

MARYBEE HOLSTEINS Mary Feucht Waupun, WI • 920-979-4147 •

ank you to Eric & Brandy Westphal and Westphalia Holsteins for taking great care of Lovely!

Bosside Apple Pie-Red-ET VG-88 • Apple Pie scored VG-86 just 3 weeks fresh and went on to score 88 pts in October • Proxy PP x EX-90 Destry x EX-94 Talent x EX-96 3E DOM Apple-Red Clark County Fair - 1st Senior 2-Year-Old & Grand Champion of the R&W Junior Show Clark County Fair Open R&W Show 1st Senior 2-Year-Old, Best Udder, Grand & Supreme Champion District 4 Show - 7th Senior 2-Year-Old Athens Fair - 1st Senior 2-Year-Old Central WI State Fair R&W Show - 1st Senior 2-Year-Old & Reserve Intermediate Champion

Her daughter -

Windleway Magna P Apple Crisp,

Windleway Holsteins Dave & Dawn Windle N1897 Cty. T, Withee, WI 54498 715-785-7753 15 Year Johnes negative herd 14 Years PBR & PGH Awards 8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2015

born 3-5-15 - she’s not red but looks great! Also looking forward to showing next year as a 2-year-old...

Bosside Magic Rose-Red, sired by Magenta-Red, 1st Fall Yearling at Athens Fair 2015

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KnH-Endres Registered Holsteins Kevin & Heidi Endres Family, Lodi by Ashley Yager

The Endres Family - Kevin, Heidi, Mikayla, Cole & Tyler a top ten finish at World Dairy Expo as a heifer and senior two-yearold, and was Grand Champion of the District 5 Junior Holstein Show in 2011. KnH-Endres Atlantic Ocean has been a standout heifer for the Endres family in 2015. Most recently, she was second fall yearling at the International Junior Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo. Ocean was Reserve Junior Champion and Champion Bred and Owned of the Junior Show at the District 5 Holstein Show, Junior Champion of the Open Show at the Wisconsin State Fair, second in a tough fall yearling class and Junior Champion Bred and Owned of the Wisconsin Junior State Fair, and second junior and open at the Minnesota State Fair. The show results from Ocean are truly just the tip of the iceberg for the Endres family, who typically exhibits at as many as ten shows a year. The kids enjoy local shows such as the Lodi Ag Fair, Columbia County Fair, and of course the state and national shows, where they have been very competitive and placed well through the years. In fact, in 2014, they swept the champion honors in the junior show at the district level, as Funny Proposition-Red was Grand Champion and MS Jet Fab-Red was Reserve Grand Champion. They were a dam/daughter pair purchased by Cole and Mikayla from Rosedale Genetics to grow their red genetics. The Endres family has acquired a few other families recently that they are excited to work with and develop. OCD Hero Tea-Leoni, VG-88 as a junior three-year-old, was a heifer that Tyler and Cole purchased that is a granddaughter of Lylehaven Lassie, EX-94 4E.

he year 2015 has truly been one for the memory books for the Endres family of Lodi, Wis. An outstanding show season in multiple breeds has led Kevin and Heidi, Tyler (19), Cole (17), and Mikayla (16), to the culmination on the colored shavings at World Dairy Expo with multiple top tens and an incredible enthusiasm and excitement for the show ring and developing their bred and owned genetics. Kevin was born and raised on Roxy-Dane Holsteins, where his brother John still farms. After farming on his own for years, he sold his herd of milk cows in 1998. Since then, Kevin and his family have remained a part of the industry. They now operate a small scale operation with their family, that includes 10 cows and 25 heifers. They rent a barn and pasture just a mile from their house, where the heifers and two cows are housed, in addition to 15 head of beef cattle. The remaining cows live at Langer Dairy Farm. The Endres crew typically calves in their young cows at their facility and gives them a few weeks to get going before sending them to the Langers at DeForest. The two cows that live at the farm provide a source of milk for calves born at the Lodi farm. All but four cows and eight heifers carry the KnH prefix. The home farm is truly a team effort, as everyone has a part in getting chores done depending on schedules. When it comes to show time, the siblings run a tight ship as Tyler does the clipping and fitting, Cole leads the cattle preparation with washing and daily rinsing, and Mikayla helps Cole and does a lot of the showing. Kevin is the lead when it comes to mating the heifers with input from the family, and Mikayla and Heidi take care of registering the heifers. When Kevin sold the cows, he was able to hang on to one brood cow, KnH-Endres Simon Tilly. Two heifer embryos were produced from Tilly – Liberty and Starr. Liberty went on to have two heifer calves of her own that served as founding branches of the “O” family, one that has made noise in the junior show ring the last few years. KnH-Endres Jasper Olivia, VG-88, is a descendant of Tilly that has produced many show animals for the Endres family. Olivia herself hit the World Dairy Expo show ring in 2009, when she was ninth in the junior show as a spring yearling. Her daughters include Orlando, a VG-87 two-year-old sired by Atlantic and her full sister, Ocean, and Seaver Onika, a VG-86 KnH-Endres Atlantic Ocean, two-year-old. KnH-Endres Damion Leevi, a maternal sister to Olivia, was the Endres’ first EX bred and owned cow. Leevi had 2nd Fall Yearling at 2015 International Junior Holstein Show


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Also, AHM Lady Priscilla-Red was a family purchase and the first Red and White Holstein at KnH. She is currently scored VG-88, was Nominated Junior All-American Spring Yearling in 2012 and named Reserve Junior All-American Junior Three-Year-Old in 2014. The Endres family has several red calves on the ground from Priscilla. The KnH crew typically utilizes type sires for their group, and is currently using Atlantic, Golden Dreams, Diamond Back, Apple Crisp and Absolute. They will incorporate some young sires, but that is dependent on the cow family and its success. Somewhat unique to the Endres family is there expansion into other breeds. In 2015, the kids invested in Milking Shorthorn and Ayrshire heifers. Old N Lazy Gibbs Morgan-ET was third junior and eighth spring calf at World Dairy Expo, and was Reserve All-Wisconsin and Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior Show at the Minnesota State Fair earlier this year. In the Shorthorn ring, Daysland Acre Dutch Viola was first junior and fourth spring calf at World Dairy Expo and also received Honorable Mention Junior Champion of the Junior Show. Mi-San Acres Othello LuluET also calls KnH-Endres home, and she was the Grand Champion Milking Shorthorn of this year’s Wisconsin Junior State Fair. Kevin and Heidi and their family are excited to continue to grow their genetics with their children and produce quality show animals. Son Cole hopes to farm eventually and take the herd’s genetics to the next level. The Endres crew has several 2016 prospects, including KnH Endres Absolute Pharoah-Red, and KnH Endres Armani Petty Cash-Red (both families members of Priscilla, daughter and grand-daughter), KnH Endres Bradnick Oasis (daughter of Orlando), KnH Endres Goldchip Let’s Go (daughter of Leoni), and hopes for winter and spring calf prospects. While the Endres family has been operating their group as a small scale operation, it has still required a lot of hard work and dedication from everyone. Without the passion and commitment from the entire family, the results would not be the same. Kevin and Heidi and family admit it’s a true passion, and they enjoy the shows and meeting people with the same interest. Their kids have been putting on show whites since age four, and hope to continue that tradition for years to come.

OCD Hero Tea-Leoni VG-88

AHM Lady Priscilla-Red VG-88 2014 Reserve Junior All-American R&W Junior 3-year-old

2015 Shawano County Futurity

The Coliseum at the Shawano County Fairgrounds was full of excitement as the 2015 Shawano County Futurity took place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 5. The hot, humid weather didn’t deter fairgoers from attending the event, as the coliseum was full of people to take in the show. The theme of “Peace, Love and Cows” was evident as the participants wore 1970s style attire, adding to the fun of the evening. Thirteen cows from 59 original entries were paraded before judge Tony Brey. He selected Synergy Larsen Luzianna-Red, a Red & White Holstein, as the first place winner. Luzianna was exhibited by Heather Jauquet and is owned by Mason, Carter and Evan Jauquet and Mikayla and Spencer Haack. Luzianna also claimed the top production award with a record of 31,450M 4.7%F 1497F & 3.6%P 1121P in 365 days. The second place spot went to Briccows Sid Football-ET, exhibited by Kaitlin Fuhrman and owned by Brent Bricco. The first place Junior was Mason Jauquet with Synergy Bradnick Sparkle. The top three best dressed award winners were Kayla Coehorn, Oliver Zernicke and Gary Olson. Many thanks to the major sponsors for the event, Russell & Kris Robaidek, Kalypso Salon, Dairy Dept. Inc., Zernicke’s Landstad Dairy, Rural Insurance and Alternative Animal Bedding. L to R - Heather Jauquet with Synergy Larsen LuziannaRed, 1st place winner, Judge Tony Brey, and Kaitlin Fuhrman with Briccos Sid Football, the 2nd place winner owned by Brent Bricco

From your President Paula Bovre Greetings! The month of November brings with it many deadlines for Wisconsin Holstein Association members to make note of ! First, let me remind everyone that you should have received your membership renewal card in the mail. Please take a moment and complete this renewal as soon as

possible. Other deadlines that are quickly approaching: November 10 – WHA Distinguished Dairy Breeder & Distinguished Young Breeder Applications due; November 15 – WHA Summer Intern Applications due; Junior Award & Contest forms due; Young Adult Education Award applications due. As our thoughts turn towards Thanksgiving, it reminds me how much we have to be thankful for at Wisconsin Holstein! First, we are extremely grateful to our membership for your continued support of our organization and its activities. Secondly, to all the wonderful sponsors who make it possible for us to provide the activities and events for our membership! And thirdly, to our staff and volunteers who give 110% to make everything happen! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Paula Bovre “A good life is when you smile often, dream big, laugh a lot & realize how blessed you are for what you have.” - unknown

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Winter Yearling 1st

Hillpine B Anya-ET, Megan Lauber, Union Grove 2nd Siemers Wood Ashlynn-ET, Noah Bilz, Dorchester 5th Sayabec Nykon Nydja, Brianne Vandoske & Nicholas Koenig, Cleveland 6th Stranshome Perses Akayla-ET, Claire Van Dyk, New Richmond 7th Siemers Brkw Whipcream-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 8th Duckett Atwood Nelly, Zachary Lemke, Chilton

Fall Yearling

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

2nd (JrB&O) KnH-Endres Atlantic Ocean, Tyler, Cole & Mikayla Endres, Lodi 4th Ryan-Vu Gchip Claudette-ET, Joshua & Joseph Opsal, Blue Mounds 6th Milksource Windb Allure-ET, Benjamin Kronberg, Milton 7th Glenn-Ann Doorman Bootie, Clayton & Cole Mahlkuch, Juda 8th Mayerlane Gdsun Lipgloss-ET, Rachel Coyne, Spring Valley 10th Berryridge Brokaw Katniss, Zachary & Nicole Endres, Waunakee

International Junior Holstein Show Spring Calf 1st

3rd 4th


Siemers Rgd Lady Haya-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Miss Black Widow, Jacob, Logan & Madison Harbaugh, Marion Titletown Fever Hero-ET, Brianne, Reid & Brooklyn Vandoske & Jess Mullikin, Cleveland Titletown Fever Hannah-ET, Brianne, Reid & Brooklyn Vandoske & Jess Mullikin, Cleveland

Winter Calf

6th 7th 8th 9th

Tree-Hayven Justice-ET, Hailey Zernicke, Bonduel Joliam R Penny 4751-ET, Jessica & Nicole Pralle, Humbird River-Bridge Brokaw Shadow, Coltin & McKenna Coffeen and Braelyn Ott, DePere (JrB&O) Ms-Divas At Ridddlemethat-ET, Eva Doornink & Hannah Nelson, Baldwin

Fall Calf 3rd

Siemers C-Vet Haya-Brite-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 4th Lewisdale Cassidy Acura, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 5th WI Fischerdale After Effort, Zach, Nicole, Eliza & Elizabeth Endres, Waunakee 10th Marsh-Vue Brokaw Annie, Sela & Kelby Fossum, Lodi

Summer Yearling

2nd Budjon-JK Glchip Explain-ET, Zachary, Jordan & Brianna Lemke, Chilton 4th Trent Valley Atwood Vive, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma 6th Winright Atwood Amazon-ET, Benjamin Buske, Brownsville 10th Skycrest Hero Eagle Eyes, Brandon Smith, Pulaski

Spring Yearling

2nd Butlerview Doorman Class-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma 3rd (JrB&O) Siemers EQ WhippinGood, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 4th Jerland SH Atwood Adeen-ET, Kayla Krueger, Marion 10th Ms Happy At Love, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 12–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2015

Junior Champion Bred & Owned of the Junior Show

Siemers EQ Whippin-Good, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Yearling in Milk 1st

(Best Udder) Robrook Windbrook Myleigha, Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Fond du Lac

Junior 2 Year Old

2nd Maple Wood Windhammer Elegance, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma 3rd Ms Deb Gold Chip Dala-ET, Alek Krueger, De Pere 10th Krullcrest Goldsun Randi-ET, Emily Butler, Watertown

Senior 2 Year Old 4th 5th 7th

Hoesly Atwood Payday, Paige Hoesly, Brodhead Budjon-JK Damion Eklipse-ET, Lindsey Sarbacker, Edgerton Oeh-My Hero Ebony, Chase & Willow Oehmichen, Abbotsford

Junior 3 Year Old 1st

6th 7th 8th

Siemers Braxton Marabel-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Hillpine Rainy Alyssa, Megan Lauber, Union Grove Jas-K Goldchip Thriller, Jason Kearns, Gays Mills OCD Hero Tea Leoni-ET, Tyler, Cole & Mikayla Endres, Lodi

Senior 3 Year Old 8th

Miss Summer Song-ET, Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Watertown

4 Year Old 1st

3rd 6th 7th

Kingsmill Atwood Allison-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma Milksource Durham Giggle-ET, Chloe Vosters, Kaukauna Black-Lion Purely Overrated, Savanna Ridge, Sheboygan Falls MDF Goldwyn Breezer 40-ET, Claire Van Dyk, New Richmond


Rock-N-Hill-II Atwoo Crisco, Rachel McCullough, Juda

5 Year Old

4th 6th 9th

Jeffrey-Way Advent Dynasty, Patrick Blair, Blanchardville Macland Absolute Pat, Jessica & Nicole Pralle, Humbird Winterfield Jen Johanna-ET, Frederick Ullom, Bloomer

6 Year Old & Older 1st


Blondin Goldwyn Subliminal-ETS, Trevor Tuman & Chandler Bening, Lomira Gildale Advent Primrose, Kayli, Kalista & Kaianne Hodorff, Eden

125,000 lb. Cow 3rd

Jeffrey-Way Taleea-ET, Brooks Hendrickson, Belleville

2nd (B&O) Milksource Barb Love-Red-ET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna 3rd (1st Jr) Milksource Apple Wine-Red, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth 4th Scenic-Edge Jitterbug-Red, David & Yvonne Preder & Rodney Bohnhoff 6th (2nd Jr) Duckett Secure Lily-Red-ET, Melissa Sprecher, Sauk City

Spring Yearling

2nd (B&O) Rietben T Copper-Red, Rietveld Dairies Ltd & Graisson Schmidt, Baraboo 6th Legend-Maker Larson Giz-Red-ET, Levash Holsteins, Brillion 10th Lake-Breeze Act Dee-Red-ET, Mandy Brazil, Baraboo

Winter Yearling 1st

(B&O) Siemers Defnt Great-RedET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 6th Ms Stranshome Gucci-Red-ET, William Schultz III & Yvonne Preder, Waldo 7th (3rd Jr) Lonely-Mile Hy Cinnamon-Red, Jade Pinter, Curtiss 9th Callis Crown Royale-Red-ET, Richard & Julie Vomastic, Pulaski 10th Ms Advent Redcinder-Red-ET, Jamie Judd & Mike Deaver, Reedsburg

Fall Yearling Senior & Grand Champion

4th 6th

Blondin Goldwyn Subliminal-ETS, Trevor Tuman & Chandler Bening, Lomira


Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion


Kingsmill Atwood Allison-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma

International Red & White Show Spring Calf 2nd Milksource Dft Lexus-Red-ET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna 4th

(1st Jr) Siemers About Greta-Red-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 7th V-View Cntndr Malibu-Red-ET, McKenzie & Ryleigh Endvick, Kaukauna 10th (3rd Jr) Booth-Haven Lady In-Red-ET, Cole, Ava & Campbell Booth, Plymouth

Reserve Junior Champion

Milksource Wire Racket-Red, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna

Junior Best 3 Females 1st


(B&O) Willows-Edge Real Mink-Red, Bonnie Van Dyk, New Richmond Sherona-Hill Applesox-Red, Siemers Holstein Farm, Inc., Newton

MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna

Premier Breeder of the Heifer Show Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

Premier Exhibitor of the Heifer Show Siemers Holstein Farm, Inc., Newton

Yearling in Milk 1st

Winter Calf 1st

Lookout Fancy-Red-ET, Tim & Barb Natzke, Fond du Lac (2nd Jr) Inspired Doncha Miss Me-Red, Hannah Nelson, Ellsworth (3rd Jr) Ms Absolute Glory-Red, McKenna & Coltin Coffeen & Breya Pollack, De Pere Four-Hills D Jesslyn-Red-ET, Graisson Schmidt & HighlifeLP Farms, Baraboo

6th 7th

(Best Udder) Miss Hot MamaRed-ET, Majestic View, M & T Smith, E Kueffner & P Vail, Watertown Librae Ladd Kay-Red, Heather Cook, Barron (2nd Jr) Synergy Always Smokin-Red, M, C & E Jauquet and M, C & S Haack, Pulaski

Junior 2 Year Old Fall Calf

1st (B&O) Milksource Wire Racket-Red, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna 4th Siemers Hvz Jubilina-Red-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Summer Yearling 1st

Jerland Sh Dir NixieRed-ET, Lindsay Bowen & Glamorview, West Salem, OH & Amy Ryan, Fond du Lac


(Best Udder) Miss Apple Snapple-Red-ET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna 2nd (B&O) Rosedale The RoseRed-ET, Rosedale Genetics Ltd., Oxford 4th Ms Roll-N-View Althea-Red-ET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna 5th (2nd Jr) V-View Destry MerlotRed-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia 9th (4th Jr) Kaymanor Destry Minnesota-Red, Ryan Smith, Monticello wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2015-13

10th (5th Jr) Driftline Advent Leann-Red, Mackenzie, Molly & Montana Sarbacker, Belleville

Senior 2 Year Old 1st

4th 6th 9th

(Best Udder) Frozenes-LP Contdr Lark-Red-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia (Prod) Joilibois Floria ContendRed-ET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna Heatherstone Rhinestone-Red, Chase Holschbach, Baraboo (3rd Jr) Renely Darwynn Red BullRed, Carley Krull, Lake Mills

Red & White Futurity 1st

(Best Udder) Rokey-Benfer R Cutie-Red-ET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna 2nd (B&O) Crescentmead Sweetie Pie-Red, MilkSource Genetics & Grady Wendorf, Kaukauna 4th Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET, G & L Wendorf and D & K Nickels, Ixonia 6th Milksource Dty Tanya-Red-ET, Cathryn & Christopher Gunst, Pine River 8th Synergy Larsen Luzianna-Red, M, C & E Jauquet and M, C & S Haack, Pulaski 9th Vons-Zast Duce Diva-Red, Judy Schuster, Columbus

Junior 3 Year Old 1st

L-Maples Hvezda Calli-Red, Budjon Farms & Peter Vail, Lomira 2nd (B&O, Best Udder) Crescentmead Sweetie Pie-Red, MilkSource Genetics & Grady Wendorf, Kaukauna 4th Rosedale Eye Candy-Red, Jenna Langer, DeForest 6th Rosedale Perfect In-Red-ET, Rosedale Genetics Ltd., Oxford

Senior 3 Year Old 1st

(Best Udder) RokeyBenfar R Cutie-RedET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna 2nd Reyncrest Real Laredo-Red, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna 4th (1st Jr) Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf and Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Ixonia 7th (2nd Jr, B&O) Kamps-Hollow ASenora-Red-ET, Jordyn Kamps, Belmont 9th (3rd Jr) Lake-Prairie Alison-Red-ET, Chase Warren & Levi Banowetz, Burlington

Reserve Intermediate Champion

Frozenes-LP Contdr Lark-Red-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia

4 Year Old 1st

(Best Udder) Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna 7th KHW Regmnt Apple A2-RedETN, F & C Borba, F & D Borba and Genosource, Lomira 8th Rosedale Lucky-Rose-Red, Rosedale Genetics Ltd., Oxford 10th Probert C Bree-Ella-Red, Kate Smith, Watertown

5 Year Old

2nd Milksource Adv Lilac-Red-ET, Jenna Langer, DeForest 6th (Prod) Hilrose Advent Anna-Red-ET, Joseph Brantmeier, Sherwood 8th (3rd Jr) Miss Real Hot-Red, Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia

Aged Cow 5th

Shea-Rock Adv Amber-Red-ET, Shawn Nehls, Hustisford

125,000 lb. Cow

2nd Ms Delicious Apple-Red-ET, M & S Deaver & J & C Erbsen, Edgerton 3rd (2nd Jr) Paulo-Bro-Sp Shar-Red-ET, Noah Bilz, Dorchester 4th (Prod) Cleland SS Alexis-Red-ET, Jason Cleland, Clinton

Senior Best 3 Females

1st Jason Cleland, Clinton 2nd Rosedale Genetics Ltd., Oxford

Produce of Dam

3rd 4th

Cathryn & Christopher Gunst, Pine River Crescentmead & Smith, Ixonia

Dam & Daughter 1st

Jason Cleland, Clinton

Senior & Grand Champion

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

Best Uddered Cow Intermediate Champion of the Junior Show

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

Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf and Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Ixonia

Premier Breeder & Exhibitor

Intermediate Champion


Rokey-Benfar R Cutie-Red-ET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2015

MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna

State Herd


International Holstein Show Spring Calf 1st

(B&O) Siemers Rgd Lady Haya-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Winter Calf 9th

Milksource Defnt TwinkleET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna

Fall Calf 4th

(B&O) Siemers C-Vet Haya-Brite-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Summer Yearling 3rd 4th 9th

Ryan-Crest Wbrk Elliemae-ET, Tim, Barb & Kyle Natzke and Chad & Amy Ryan, Fond du Lac Trent Valley Atwood Vive, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma Ar-Line Brady Katey, Graisson Schmidt, Baraboo

Spring Yearling 7th

Butlerview Doorman Class-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma

Winter Yearling 5th

(B&O) Budjon-Vail Ab Angelique-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira 9th Hillpine B Anya-ET, Megan Lauber, Union Grove 10th Siemers Wood Ashlynn-ET, Noah Bilz, Dorchester

Fall Yearling 1st

4th 7th 8th

Stranshome Gold Annice-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira Delcreek Sneaky SneakyET, MB Lucky Lady, Lomira Ryan-Vu Gchip Claudette-ET, Joshua & Joseph Opsal, Blue Mounds Budjon-Jk Absolut Eloise-ET, Budjon Farms & Joel Kietzman, Lomira


Is U, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna Budjon-JK Atwd Eware-ETS, Budjon, Vail, Borba & Borba, Lomira

Holstein Futurity 3rd 5th

Miss Summer Song-ET, Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Watertown Crescentmead Pal Rhyan-ET, Shawn & Seth Nehls, Hustisford

WDE International Futurity Champion

Rockey-Benfar R Cutie-Red-ET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna

Junior 3 Year Old

2nd Knonaudale Mudpie-ET, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna 3rd Gaemenchet Sid Katia, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna 4th Walk-Era Dundee Annelise, Budjon Farms & St Jacobs ABC, Inc, Lomira 9th Siemers Braxton Marabel-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Senior 3 Year Old 8th

Cavanaleck BG Bruin, Majestic View, Eaton, Shore & Connery, Sun Prairie

4 Year Old 1st

(Prod, Best Udder) Brackley Farm Chelios Cheerio, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna 2nd Petitclerc Sid Sunkiss, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira 4th Weeks Dundee Anika, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna 7th Brookvilla Goldwyn Brooks, MilkSource Genetics & Pierre Boulet, Kaukauna

5 Year Old

2nd Jeffrey-Way Advent Dynasty, Patrick Blair, Blanchardville 5th (Prod) Indianhead Redcarpet Tia, Robert Schauf, Barron

6 Year Old & Older 1st


(Prod, Best Udder) Lovhill Goldwyn Katrysha, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna Duckett Ross Pamela, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph

150,000 lb. Cow 6th

Ourway Anticipation Nora, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn

Senior & Grand Champion Reserve Junior Champion

Lovhill Goldwyn Katrysha, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna

Stranshome Gold Annice-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira

Premier Exhibitor

Junior Best Three Females

State Herd


Siemers Holstein Farm, Inc., Newton

MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna 1st (tie)


Yearling in Milk

2nd (B&O, Best Udder) Duckett G Chip Tokyo-ET, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph 7th Sunnyside Nelly Atwood, Sunnyside Dairy Farms, Valders

Senior 2 Year Old 4th 7th 8th

Pavue Windbrook Lavender, MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna Beaverbrock Goldwyn Zoey-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira (Prod) Ploegsway Goldwyn Nuts wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2015-15

Wisconsin Breeders Shine at World Dairy Expo Milksource Genetics Lovhill Goldwyn Katrysha It’s been an incredible summer for this EX-96 Goldwyn daughter, as she captured Supreme Champion honors at this year’s World Dairy Expo. Katrysha has garnered an impressive list of show winnings, including Grand Champion honors of both the International Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo and the WI State Championship Show. Katrysha sold through the International Intrigue Sale in 2014, where she was purchased by Butlerview. After the 2014 World Dairy Expo, Milk Source purchased half interest. They finalized the transaction by purchasing the second half of Katrysha this winter/spring. Already getting ready for 2016, Katrysha is bred back for spring. Her record in progress at 5-09 and 177 days has produced 14,840 pounds milk, with 4.2% 618 pounds fat and 2.8% 417 pounds protein. There are currently no daughters of Katrysha at the farm, but there are offspring due through the fall and winter months. While 2015 has certainly been a memorable year for Katrysha and MilkSource, it is not her first with All-American credentials. In 2014, she was All-American and All-Canadian five-year-old, and in 2013, she was Nominated All-American as a four-year-old cow. When Katrysha hit the ring for the Supreme Champion contest on the Saturday evening of World Dairy Expo, she was one of three cows from MilkSource Genetics in the parade, which marked the first time that a farm has accomplished this feat at the world’s greatest dairy show. MilkSource exhibited the champion Jersey, Red and White, and black and white Holstein cows. MilkSource was also Premier Exhibitor of the International Holstein Show, and Premier Breeder and Exhibitor of the Red and White Holstein show earlier in the week. The team at MilkSource Genetics knew they had a personal best in strength of the show string at World Dairy Expo, but they had no idea the week would end the way it did. Jim Ostrom, co-owner at MilkSource commented, “It’s the best string of cows we will ever work with, and we should enjoy the moment – regardless of the outcome, because they are truly spectacular.” “The truth is there are dozens of breeders and exhibitors that have outstanding animals. Beyond that is the expertise we put into caring for the animal. The team – Jamie Endvick, Joel Kietzman, Ryan Krohlow, and many others – all play a critical role. A fellow exhibitor asked me what we were going to do to top this, and the truth is nothing. We will never top this year and we know that. After the show, everything resets and we are back to developing animals to be competitive.” “Ten years ago, we wrote down our goals for the show program, and one of them was to get a ribbon at World Dairy Expo. That’s as good a goal today as it was then,” Jim concluded. While final decisions have not been made on which cows will travel to Canada for the Royal, there is a chance that all three breed champions will at least make the trip. The Expo champs will likely be joined by about ten other cows. Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET One of the most exciting things in the show ring is watching a cow develop year to year, especially one as special as Tequila. Even more impressive on the colored shavings as a four-year-old, Tequila repeated her Grand Champion honors for MilkSource Genetics at this year’s Grand International Red and White Holstein Show. Tequila was added to the MilkSource show string in 2014, just weeks before World Dairy Expo. Now EX-94 and in her third lactation, Tequila has had a remarkable run on the tanbark, starting as a baby fall calf under the ownership of breeders Stranshome 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2015

Holsteins and Jennifer Dingbaum-Varo. In 2011, Tequila 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 also 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 that year, and second at the Midwest Fall National black and white show. Her 2013 year was culminated with Reserve All-American Red & White Senior TwoYear-Old honors, and she was a member of the Reserve All-American Red and White Produce of Dam and Daughter/ Dam duos. At last 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. At this year’s show, Tequila was named first four-year-old, Senior and Grand Champion of the International Red and White Holstein Show. At just 45 days fresh, this phenomenal young cow continues to grow and follow in her mother’s footsteps, making history along the way. Her record in progress at 4-10 and 41 days includes 1,440 pounds milk, with 4.2% 60 pounds fat and 3.6% 52 pounds protein. MilkSource is hoping to get her bred back to hit the ring again in 2016. Rokey-Benfar R Cutie-Red-ET Cutie is now a two-time class winner in the Grand International Red and White Show, and this year she added a few more titles to her list of accolades. Cutie, an EX-91 Redman daughter and second generation Yursden Kite Caramac, was named the Intermediate and Grand Champion of the Red and White Holstein Show at the Minnesota State Fair in 2015. Her impressive fall run continued at World Dairy Expo, where she won Supreme Champion of the International Futurity, first senior three-year-old and Intermediate Champion of the Grand International Red and White Holstein Show. This “Cutie” was named All-American Red and White Milking Yearling in 2013. She was purchased from the Lemke and Natzke families this spring while she was dry. Cutie is classified EX-91 at 3-07 with a record in progress at 164 days of 15,230 pounds milk with 485 pounds of fat and 435 pounds of protein. She is already due back for next spring to make another run at the colored shavings in 2016. Milksource Wire Racket-Red Sometimes the special ones spend some time as the bridesmaid before they get to become the bride. Racket has been in that position a lot in 2015, having taken third place at the WI Red and White Championship Show in July. In the last few months, however, she grew that little extra to be just big enough to win the fall calf class and be named Reserve

Junior Champion at this year’s International Red and White Show. Bred by MilkSource Genetics, Racket is a Barbwire-Red daughter of EX-91 Oneeda Contender Rachelrae-Red. She is backed by three more dams that are VG or EX, and her fifth dam is the one and only EX-96 GMD DOM C Hanoverhill Tony Rae. Racket will be bred soon with hopes to show as a milking yearling in 2016. MilkSource Genetics is part of the Milk Source family of farms. Milk Source was co-founded in 1999 by Jim Ostrom, John Vosters and Todd Willer – each from multi-generational Wisconsin farm families – and traces its roots back to 1965 when a small 30-cow dairy farm was started in Freedom by John’s parents. Milk Source operates quality dairies in the states of Wisconsin and Michigan, producing milk that is used to make cheese, butter and other dairy products. Milk Source also has a calf farm and a heiferraising facility. They strive to be leaders in modern sustainable agriculture, seeking to find safe, reliable and expandable technologies that tie economic success with environmental stewardship. In 2015, for a second consecutive time, Milk Source was named one of three finalists for the Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award. Also in 2015, Milk Source garnered the Zoetis Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Award, as well as the Wisconsin Family Business Council’s special “Sustainability & Innovation” award.

Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail Stranshome Gold Annice-ET

From a deep pedigree with roots in the heart of Budjon Farms’ herd, Stranshome Gold Annice-ET was named Reserve Junior Champion of the International Holstein Show shortly after winning the Fall Yearling class. Budjon Farms and Peter and Lyn Vail acquired Annice privately from Butlerview at the time of the International Intrigue sale this past summer. She is due in March 2016 to Absolute-Red. While she was bred by the Stransky family at Stranshome Holsteins, Annice’s pedigree includes generations of Budjon breeding. Annice is a Goldwyn daughter of Lake-Prairie Kite Anika-ET, EX-90, then Budjon Rubens Annette EX-94, Budjon Encore AsiaET VG-87, and then one of Budjon’s matriarchs, Budjon Stardust Anisa-ET EX-96. Behind Anisa are four more generations of Budjon Breeding. Kite Anika was Nominated Junior All-American in 2011 and 2012 and was Intermediate Champion of the Midwest Fall National Show in 2012. Stardust Anisa was Nominated All-American four times as an aged cow and placed first in the Aged Cow Class at the International Holstein Show in 2003. Annice won the Fall Calf class at the 2014 International Holstein Show and the Royal Winter Fair and was then named All-American Fall Calf. She was also Reserve Junior Champion at the Royal Winter Fair last year. Budjon Farms is currently milking 67 head and houses over 460 head total between the Budjon Boarding services and their own animals. Budjon is also a satellite center for TransOva services. Between 10-30 head are IVF’d or flushed each week, many of which are housed on site. Budjon continues to strive to breed and develop top preforming animals and work with each client individually to reach their animal’s full potential.

Grady & Lane Wendorf and Dawson & Kylie Nickels Milksource Dty Tammy-Red A group of Dodge County juniors had a World Dairy Expo to remember when their Senior 3-Year-Old cow was named Intermediate Champion and Honorable Mention Grand Champion of the Junior Show during the International Red & White Show. Dawson and Kylie Nickels and Grady and Lane Wendorf purchased Milksource Dty Tammy-Red, EX-92, at the 2012 Milksource Tag Sale. She is a Destry out of Silvermine Adv Tally-Red, EX-93. Tally

herself was Intermediate Champion of the Red & White Show at the 2010 World Dairy Expo. She was also a three-time AllAmerican nominee, being named All-American in 2009 and 2010. After producing a 2year-old record of 2-02 365 30,977 4.7 1444 3.3 1036, Tammy calved in June and has had a winning year for the Wendorf and Nickels families. She was Grand Champion and Supreme Champion at the Wisconsin State Fair, the second Red and White to achieve that title. Tammy was also first in the 2015 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity (the first Red & White to win the futurity) as well as Best Udder and production award winner. Along with being the first place junior in the Senior 3-year-old class at World Dairy Expo with Dawson on the halter, Tammy was fourth in the open show. Tammy “the tank” is bred back for next year and has daughters by Sympatico and Addiction P. Grady, 12, is a seventh grader at Nature Hill in Oconomowoc and Lane, 7, is a second grader at Meadowview Elementary. Their parents, Troy and Sarah, own Crescentmead Farms, Ixonia, and own and operate Troy’s Transport. Grady and Lane are both involved with the daily activities on the farm and are active members of the Dodge County Junior Holstein group. Grady was a 2014 12 & Under Recognition Award. Dawson, 16, is a junior at Watertown High School where is a member of the National Technical Honor Society, National Honors Society and FFA. Dawson was a Young Distinguished Junior Member in Wisconsin as well as a National YDJM award winner this year. He has participated in Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy and Dairy Judging. He was a member of the 4-H team that placed second at the 2014 National Contest at NAILE while Dawson was the third high individual and third in oral reasons. Kylie, 14, is a freshman at Watertown High School where she is a High Honors student. She is a WHA Young Distinguished Junior Member and actively competes in Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy and Dairy Judging. Kylie placed first in the Junior Showmanship Contest at the Midwest National Spring Show and was the 13 Year Old Showmanship winner at the Wisconsin Junior State Fair. At World Dairy Expo, Kylie placed sixth in the Intermediate Division of the Showmanship Contest. Dawson, Kylie and Grady were members of the Dodge County Dairy Bowl team that represented Wisconsin at the National Convention this past summer where they placed third. Frozenes-LP Contdr Lark-Red-ET Grady and Lane also exhibited the Reserve Intermediate Champion of the International Red and White Show, Frozenes-LP Contdr Lark-Red-ET. Lark, VG-87, is a Contender out of Ourway SS Larissa-Red-ET, EX-93 and All-American in 2006. Lark was purchased from Mike and Laura Rammer following the Red and White State Show this past summer. Lark was the All-Wisconsin Red & White Senior 2Year-Old this year as well as the first place Senior 2-YearOld at World Dairy Expo. She is now owned with MilkSource Genetics. Crescentmead Farms has had nine Junior All-American Red & White nominations with four named Reserve or Honorable Mention Junior All-American since 2012. They have also had two Red & White All-American nominations. continued on page 18 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2015-17

Trevor Tuman & Chandler Bening Blondin Goldwyn Subliminal-ETS Trevor Tuman and Chandler Bening have had an exceptional show season with their aged cow, Blondin Goldwyn Subliminal-ETS. Following her Grand Champion title at the Wisconsin Championship Junior Show, Subliminal was the winning Aged Cow of the Junior Show at World Dairy Expo and went on to be named Grand Champion, and later in the week, Supreme Champion of the Junior Show. Subliminal is EX-95 and had a record at 4-10 2x in 324 days of 31,040 4.3 1340 3.1 967. She has calves on the ground by Atwood and Gold Chip, is due back in June of 2016 and will continue to be IVFd. She was purchased privately from Ferme Blondin at the Quebec Summer Show in 2012. Another cow shown by Trevor in the past, Fleury Damion Caraibe EX-95, was purchased at the same show and both cows have now held the honor of being named Supreme Champion of the World Dairy Expo Junior Show. Subliminal is a Goldwyn daughter from an EX-93 Red Marker, then EX-90 James Supra, and EX-93 3E Skychief Supra. James Supra was Reserve AllCanadian 4-year-old in 2004 and is a maternal sister to the dam of Blondin Redman Seisme EX-97. Skychief Supra was named Holstein Canada Cow of the Year in 2009. As her breeding suggests, Subliminal has had a successful show career. Along with being Grand Champion of the Wisconsin Championship Junior Show this summer, she was also Reserve All-Wisconsin Aged Cow. She placed third in the Aged Cow class at the Midwest National Spring Show in 2015. She was also the All-Wisconsin 5-yearold in 2014. Subliminal had a successful year as a Junior 3-year-old in 2012, placing second at the Royal Winter Fair before being named Reserve All-Canadian and Nominated All-American that year. Trevor is a senior and is interested in attending college for aviation management. Trevor was third in the fitting contest at World Dairy Expo and clips locally for shows, classifications, barn and export clipping. Chandler is in seventh grade, excels in math and is the athlete of the family. He plays football, basketball and baseball. He takes interest in pedigrees and who sires the winners. He is starting to do a little clipping also. They are both members of the Junior Brown Swiss Association, Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association and the Minnesota Junior Holstein Association, where Trevor is a director. Trevor and Chandler, along with brother Calvin, showed at eight shows this season. They exhibit Brown Swiss, Holsteins and Jerseys. Although Trevor was the only one to make it to the finals in showmanship at Expo, they have had a lot of success in the past. At their Sibley County Fair, Calvin won the beginner division, Chandler was second in the intermediate division and Trevor won the senior division. Last year Trevor took champion honors in showmanship at the Minnesota State Fair 4-H show and this year Chandler was second in the beginner division. Chandler was fourth in the junior division at World Dairy Expo in 2014. Trevor and Chandler agree that it has been an honor and privilege to work with exceptional cattle. “We can’t thank our aunt Kelli and uncle Tom of Budjon Farms and Peter and Lyn Vail enough for the opportunities they have provided for us,” Trevor stated.

Jordan & Whitney Ebert Kingsmill Atwood Allison-ET Another pair of Wisconsin juniors took home Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion honors with their winning 4-year-old, Kingsmill Atwood Allison-ET. Jordan and Whitney Ebert purchased Allison this past spring and have had a successful summer with her in the showring. Allison was Junior All-Wisconsin 4-year-old along with being 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2015

named Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion of the Wisconsin Championship Junior Show. She was also first 4-year-old and Reserve Grand Champion of the Midwest National Spring Show for previous owners, Milksource Genetics. In 2013 Allison was fourth Senior 2-year-old at the Midwest National Spring Show and was Nominated All-American Senior 2-year-old. She was first as a Fall Yearling and second as a Fall Calf at the Midwest Fall National Show in 2012 and 2011, respectively. Allison, EX-92 at 3-11, is an Atwood daughter of ErnestAnthony Alison-ET, VG-86. Her granddam is former World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion, Tri-Day Ashlyn-ET, EX-96 2E GMD DOM. Allison produced 38,310 4.2 1593 2.9 1127 in 365 days at 3-09. She has several daughters by Sid, including Milksource Sid Ahead-ET, who was the first place Fall Calf at the District 7 Show and fifth at the Wisconsin Championship Show this past summer. Allison is due back in January 2016. Jordan is a senior at UW-Madison majoring in Dairy Science/Business. He was a member of the UW-Madison Dairy Judging team that placed second at the Intercollegiate Contest at World Dairy Expo and Jordan placed 14th as an individual. Whitney is a freshman at UW-LaCrosse majoring in Exercise and Sports Science and Nutrition. She is also a member of the UW-LaCrosse cross country team. The Ebert family owns and operates Ebert Enterprises, a 4,700 acre and 2,900 cow commercial dairy consisting of mostly Holsteins and about 100 Jersey cows. There is a select group of animals that they focus on for showing, with show heifers housed in a separate area of the maternity area of the dairy for focused care. The top end cows are housed elsewhere to take advantage of great care available by those that specialize in show cattle care. Allison is housed and cared for by Jeff Jauquet and Trent Styczynski at Jauquet Holsteins.

World Dairy Expo 2015 Show Summary

2015 Total Attendance: 72,427 Total Number of Dairy Cattle Checked In On Grounds: 2,296 Breakdown of Cattle Represented: Ayrshire - 262 Brown Swiss - 348 Guernsey - 198 Jersey - 436 Milking Shorthorn - 221 Red & White - 243 Holstein - 588 (Junior 251 and Open 337) Total Number of Dairy Cattle Exhibitors: 1,718 exhibitors from 39 states and 6 Canadian provinces World Classic 2015 Holstein Sale Total Sales: $1,304,600 Lots: 47 Highest Lot: $117,000

Average: $27,757

SPECIAL AWARDS: Dairy Woman of the Year: Rosalie M. Geiger, Reedsville Robert “Whitey” McKown Master Breeder Award winner: The Walker Family, Wisconsin Dells 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 - M & M Swiss, Alma Center Daily Winners Tuesday Rosedale Genetics, Oxford Friday Mapleton Valley Farms, Oconomowoc & Horseshoe Hill, Watertown Saturday Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna

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The Matriarch...

Cleland SS Alexis-Red EX-94 2E DOM 5-07 2x 305 38,520 5.4 2072 3.1 1206 Lft. to date: 2058 192,661 4.8 9231 3.1 6065 Sept. Storm x VG-85 Allegro x VG-87 RedMarker x EX-91 2E Tri-Day Adeen II x EX-92 2E DOM

4th 125,000 lb. Cow & Production winner, International Red & White Show 2015 1st 125,000 lb. Cow, MW Spring National R&W 2015 3rd 125,000 lb. Cow, 1st B&O and Production winner, International Red & White Show 2014 NASCO International Type & Production Award, International Red & White Show 2014 Alexis is being flushed - inquiries welcome!

Her daughter...

Cleland Advnt Alexia-Red EX-94 96-MS 4-08 3x 355 36,820 4.3 1578 3.3 1207 1st Aged Cow, Best Udder & Production Award, and NASCO Type & Production Award winner, International Red & White Show 2015 Senior & Grand Champion & Best Udder, MW Spring National R&W 2015 Nominated All-American Senior 3-Year-Old 2012 3rd in World Dairy Expo R&W Futurity 2012 6th Senior 3-Year-Old, International Red & White Show 2012 Owned by Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL

Another class winner...

Cleland Absolute Coleen-Red EX-90 3-06 2x 365 29,030 4.9 1423 3.3 954 Absolute x VG-86 Radius x VG-86 Mandate

1st & 1st Junior 5-Year-Old & Best Udder, International Red & White Show 2015 Senior & Grand Champion of the Junior Show, International Red & White Show 2015 Owned by Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky, Owatonna, MN

C leland H olsteins

Jim & Vicky Cleland Jason & Nolan Cleland

We were honored to win the Senior Best 3 Females class at the International Red & White Show this year. Alexis and Alexia also won the Dam & Daughter class at World Dairy Expo and the Midwest Spring Show. Congratulations to Golden Oaks and Stranshome on their success with Alexia and Coleen.

9745 E. Co. Rd. P, Clinton, WI 53525 Jason cell (608) 751-1542 •

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Cybil Fisher photos



EX-92 3-07 226 26,069 4.4 1135 2.9 755 inc.

All-American Summer Yearling 2012 HM All-American Junior 2-Yr-Old 2013 Nom. All-American Junior 3-Yr-Old 2014 2nd 4-Yr-Old, MW Spring National 2015 All-WI R&W 4-Yr-Old, BU & 1st B&O Senior Champion & HM Grand Champion, All-Wisconsin Red & White Show 2015 8th 4-Yr-Old, International R&W Show 2015 Perseus x EX-91 2E Sanchez x Redrose EX-96 4E


Perfect In-Red

EX-92 3-03 41d 3,815 4.9 188 3.1 120 inc. 6th Junior 3-Yr-Old, International R&W Show 2015 Absolute x EX-93 Sept. Storm x Paradise EX-96 2E


The Rose-Red-ET

VG-88 2-00 210 16,240 4.0 644 3.3 530 inc.

2nd Junior 2-Yr-Old & 1st B&O, Intlernational R&W Show 2015 All-WI R&W Junior 2-Yr-Old, BU & 1st B&O 2nd Junior 2-Yr-Old, MW Spring National 2015 1st Junior 2-Yr-Old & Reserve Intermediate Champion, District 5 Show 2015 Destry x Redrose EX-96 4E

These three cows represent the best genetics from the Redrose and Paradise cow families. They were the 1st place Best 3 Females at the Midwest Spring National, All-Wisconsin Red & White Show, District 5 Show and 2nd Best 3 Females at World Dairy Expo (with 1 change from spring and summer shows).




Green Marquette Lake

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

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Cleland Holsteins The Jim & Vicky Cleland Family, Clinton by Ashley Yager

The Cleland Family - front, Jason’s wife Andrea with Aislynne, Nolan and Vicky; back, Jason holding Rilynne, Colin and Jim.

he herd of Registered Holsteins at the Cleland family farm is the ultimate proof that good things come from small packages; or in this case, the family’s small dairy farm. Jim and Vicky have a lifetime of experience in the dairy industry, as Jim grew up on his parents’ Registered Holstein farm in northern Illinois, and Vicky on her family’s commercial dairy. The Clelands have called Clinton, Wis., home since 1977, and have been milking 60 cows at their current location since 2003. Their farm resides on 15 acres, and an additional 186 are rented to grow hay and corn. A true family operation, the Cleland’s workforce includes Jim and Vicky, and sons Jason and Nolan. Jason and Nolan handle all the breeding and mating of cows, with Jim managing the herd and Vicky helping with the bookwork. Vicky also works off the farm as an administrative assistant at the elementary school. The Cleland’s son Colin works in Clinton and is available to help with maintenance on items when needed. Jason and Nolan are graduates of UW-Platteville and have been involved in the farm since the beginning. In fact, UWPlatteville provided the first avenue for the Cleland’s genetics to hit the market, as they began consigning to the UW-Platteville Dairy Club Sale while the boys were in college. The Cleland family now sends consignments to the sale annually, as well as the Dual County (Green|Rock) sale, RedFest sale, and markets their animals at shows such as World Dairy Expo. Better than half of the herd is Red and White or Red Carrier, and at least half of the herd can be traced back to a purchase Vicky made of three springing Southwind Bell of Bar Lee daughters from Dr. Art Mueller and Don Cunningham in 1992. These offspring are the founders of the Cleland’s Red and White “K” family, as they learned early on that all three individuals were Red Carrier. The most prominent descendant of the family is Cleland Advent Korie-Red, EX-94 EX-94MS. Korie first made waves in 2012 when she was the fourth place five-year-old of the International Red and White Show and Nominated All-American Red and White Five-YearOld. In 2013, Korie made her presence known again as she was named All-American Red and White Aged Cow and Unanimous AllAmerican Red and White Aged Cow. Her show accolades that year included Reserve Supreme Champion of the Junior Show at World Dairy Expo, Senior and Grand Champion of the International Red and White Junior Show, first aged cow at the International Red and


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White Show, and first aged cow and Grand Champion at the Minnesota State Fair Red and White Show. The Clelands sold Korie walking out of the ring at World Dairy Expo in 2012, and she is now owned and shown by the Stransky family and Ryan Lauber. She is an Advent daughter of a VG-86 Redman, with seven VG dams back to the Southwinds. The Clelands are excited to continue working with members of the Korie family. They have four milking Barbwire-Red daughters on the farm, all scored GP-82 to VG-85 first lactation. The oldest daughter is a five-year-old Reality scored VG-87. There are also granddaughters by Moses, Heztry, and Defiant. Since entering the show scene, the Cleland family has been fortunate to build a friendship with the Stransky family of Minnesota and the Aves family of Illinois. They have tied with Stranshome and St-yle Holsteins for eight years, and that has provided them the opportunity to compete at the national level while keeping up with daily chores at home, in addition to excellent exposure and increasing marketing opportunities of their Red and White genetics. The Cleland family’s Red and White genetics were on full display this year at World Dairy Expo in the International Red and White Holstein Show. Even though Korie didn’t hit the ring, three of her ex-herdmates did with great success. Cleland Absolute ColeenRed (EX-90, shown by Joseph, Zach, Jerome and Darian Stransky) was first five-year-old, Senior and Grand Champion of the Junior Show. Cleland Advnt Alexia-Red-ET (EX-94, 96-MS, owned by Golden Oaks Farm) was first aged cow, and winner of the NASCO International Type and Production Award. Cleland SS Alexis-Red-

Cleland Advent Korie-Red EX-94 EX-94MS

ET (EX-94 2E DOM) was fourth in the 125,000 pound cow class. The Cleland’s also captured first place Senior Best Three Females, and first place Dam and Daughter with Alexis and Alexia. Alexis has been flushed heavily, but Jason is looking to continue making calves from her. She has been nominated All-American three times, and is now set to begin IVF work. Jason hopes to use Armani, and possibly Absolute and Advent. The Clelands have two full sisters to Alexia, scored EX-90 and GP-84. They also have a VG-87 Mr Burns, three young Contender daughters (VG-85, GP-83 and the third is not scored), and a bred heifer by Absolute. There are granddaughters by Defiant, Redburst, Dresser, and Armani, and pregnancies by Leverage and Diamondback. Alexis has been a significant contributor to the bulk tank, with a 5-07 record at 305 days that produced 38,520 pounds milk with 5.4% 2072 pounds fat and 3.1% 1206 pounds protein. Her lifetime production totals 2,058 days with over 192,000 pounds milk. Alexia is holding her own as well, with a record at 4-08 and 355 days of 1207 pounds milk, with 4.3% 1578 pounds fat and 3.3% 1086 pounds protein. With half of the herd bred red, Jason and Nolan have used some Apple x Apple, but try to avoid it whenever possible. They select bulls from good cow families, and utilize red young sires for outcross matings. Their ratio of genomic to proven sires in the tank is 75% genomic to 25% proven. Bulls in the breeding rotation include Avalanche, Diamondback, Ball of Wax-PP, Integral, Moses, Absolute and Leverage. Jason utilizes the Clinton Veterinary Clinic for monthly herd checks and sexing pregnancies. Another factor in their genetic program that makes the Cleland’s herd unique is the number of polled females. Approximately thirtypercent of the herd is polled, and the oldest polled female is an 11-year-old Lawn Boy. The Clelands were early users of Lawn Boy, and had the first Excellent red factor Lawn Boy in the world, scored EX-92 3E with lifetime production at 2,967 days of nearly 190,000 pounds of milk and over 6,700 pounds of fat. While September Storm and Advent have been some key favorites as herd sires, the Cleland family is also enjoying young cows by Contender and Barbwire. Heifers that look great are sired by Armani, Defiant, Absolute, and Heztry. This time of year, the Clelands are able to utilize a fantastic pasture space for their ‘special’ Red and White ladies. The milking herd is turned out to a dry lot for the majority of the day, and a bedded pack barn is utilized all seasons, including for extra cows in the winter. Almost all animals are housed on-site, with some heifers residing at a separate rented facility. The Cleland family doesn’t leave the farm often, but when they do, it is to attend shows such as Midwest Spring Show and World Dairy Expo. Jim and Vicky enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, while Jason and Nolan take to the show ring. There are already some great females in waiting with high potential for the show ring in 2016. Jason and Nolan are excited to continue working with their key cow families and developing offspring from Korie, Alexis, and other outstanding Red and White Holsteins. The Cleland prefix will be one to keep an eye on for years to come in the Red and White breed.

Cleland SS Alexis-Red-ET EX-94 2E DOM

Cleland Advnt Alexia-Red-ET EX-94

Cleland Absolute Coleen-Red EX-90

Welcome to These New Members Adult members: Taylor Wittmus, Valders Kevin Kujawa, Greenwood Odden Family, Barronette Junior members: Kate Greif, Reedsville Alexander & Abigail Ard, Pulaski Alexa & Aurielle Moret, Prairie Farm Zack & Autumn Morrow, Buffalo

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JM-L-Maples Goldwyn-ET EX-92 3-02 2x 305 27,180 3.6 975 3.2 871 1st 4-Year-Old, Grand Champion, Best Uddered & Best Bred & Owned, District 5 2015 Intermediate Champion, District 5 2014 & 2013 • We have 6 fancy Gold Chip sisters, with 4 milking • owned with Jason Mell Sire: Goldwyn Dam: Tree-Hayven Durham Delilah EX-94 2E 7-02 2x 305 25,870 3.7 955 2.7 708 Reserve Senior Champion, District 5 2010

„ Lea McCullough

L-Maples Hvezda Calli-Red EX-92 2-00 2x 349 26,110 3.3 875 3.3 867 All-American Spring Calf 2012 Res. All-American Spring Yearling 2013 All-American Junior 2-Year-Old 2014 Supreme Champion, All-American Dairy Show 2015 1st Junior 3-Year-Old & HM Intermediate Champion, Intl. Red & White Show 2015 • owned by Budjon Farms & Peter Vail • We have maternal sisters by Armani & Defiant, along with Defiant, Goldwyn & O’Kaliber pregnancies • Embyros by Goldwyn, Defiant & Hvezda • Cait & Candy are both in our flush program and there are Absolute sisters to Cait available „ Cybil Fisher

Sire: Hvezda Dam: L-Maples Advent Cait-Red EX-92 2nd Dam: L-Maples Rubens Candy-Red EX-91

Tom R. Lyon W7141 Eagle Ave., Westfield, WI 53964 Cell 608-219-9787 • Fax 608-296-3437 E-mail: 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2015



Green Marquette Lake

Columbia Sauk

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Green Marquette Lake

Columbia Sauk

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World Dairy Expo Showmanship & Fitting Contests

District 5 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The December issue will feature District 3 - Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette and Richland counties.



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Adams/Marquette Counties

2015 Adult Membership: Adams - 4, Marquette - 11; Jr. Membership: Adams - 4, Marquette - 6

Columbia County

2015 Adult Membership: 34; Jr. Membership: 15

Green Lake County

2015 Adult Membership: 6; Jr. Membership: 4

Juneau County

2015 Adult Membership: 16; Jr. Membership: 8

Sauk County

2015 Adult Membership: 43; Jr. Membership: 23

District 5 Juniors

Junior Association officers - President: Alli Walker; Vice President: Abby Field; Secretary: Melissa Sprecher; Treasurer: Daniel Walsh; At-large reps: Hannah Hockerman, Adam Field, Tarek Horkan and Brett Walker. District 5 Junior Holsteins had a very busy year once again. We kicked off 2015 with Junior Convention, which is always a highlight for us. We had several juniors in attendance and had a great time participating in dairy bowl, dairy jeopardy and convention activities. We were very proud to have three members receive recognition for their hard work. Alli Walker receive the YDJM award and Brett Walker and Hannah Hockerman received the 12 and Under award. Our annual District 5 Dairy Day was held at the Arlington Dairy Forage Research Center. We had about 25 youth in attendance to learn about genomics, fitting and showing, calf diseases (complete with a post-mortem), and show calf nutrition. The day ended with dairy judging hosted by the Langer family. We were very excited to start a sister county program which consisted of inviting our friends from Sheboygan County to join us for our day. Our annual basket auction was held at the District 5 show. We appreciate the support of all of our bidders and Weber Family Farms, Mark and Nicky Rueth and Chris Davis for their purchases. In June we had our annual meeting with election of officers. Our officer team for 2015-16 is President Alli Walker, Vice-President Abby Field, Secretary- Melissa Sprecher, Treasurer Daniel Walsh, and AtLarge Reps Hannah Hockerman, Adam Field, Tarek Horkan and Brett Walker. We look forward to to a great fall, which will kick off with a meeting and corn maze on October 25th.

Junior Showmanship 2. Brooke Krueger, De Pere 3. Ashlyn Sarbacker, Edgerton 4. Haley Beukema, New Richmond 5. Kaydence Hodorff, Eden 6. Molly Olstad, Stoughton 7. McKenzie Calvert, Cuba City 8. Ashton Haack, Sheboygan Falls 9. Jared Abraham, Plymouth 10. Nicholas Roe, Monticello

Intermediate Showmanship 2. Joseph Opsal, Blue Mounds 3. Olivia Brandenburg, Fort Atkinson 5. Cory Schmidt, Watertown 6. Kylie Nickels, Watertown 7. Lindsey Sarbacker, Edgerton 8. Summer Henschel, Chilton 9. Dawson Nickels, Watertown

2016 WHA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE • All WHA members should have received a renewal postcard by mail. For those with a valid email address in our database, you will also be receiving a renewal reminder by email. Watch your inbox & check your spam folders. • You will be able to renew online through our website. You will need the email address that is connected to your WHA membership (the address your renewal notice was sent to) and the Customer ID number from your WI Holstein News mailing label. • To pay by credit card, please call 1-800-223-4269. • If you have not received a membership renewal by email OR in the mail, please call our office. • We would also like to make sure our database information is up to date; if you have any changes to your address, phone number, email, number of cows, etc. please contact our office. Wisconsin Holstein Association 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913 1-800-223-4269 •

Fitting Contest 2. Austin Nauman, Norwalk 8. Hannah Nelson, Ellsworth

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Junior Convention Contests Dairy Bowl & Dairy Jeopardy est. 1890

Wisconsin has a tremendous delegation attend the annual Junior Holstein Convention, with over 500 youth, chaperones and volunteers that come together to compete and recognize Junior members for their accomplishments. The first Junior Convention that was held separate from the adults was in 1981, when Wood County hosted hundreds of attendees at the Mead Inn in Wisconsin Rapids. There were 391 people registered for the banquet, and the convention included workshops that discussed pedigrees and county activities. Awards were presented, and the business meeting conducted. The upcoming convention in 2016 will mark 35 years of Junior Conventions! Two of the largest contests held at the annual convention are dairy bowl and dairy jeopardy. With over 50 dairy bowl teams, including several rookie teams, and well over 75 youth in the jeopardy contests, these competitions have become a large portion of convention weekend. While these contests now take the better part of an entire day at convention, they were not always set up to do so. The idea of a dairy bowl contest was first introduced in 1976, by Fond du Lac juniors Ed Montsma, Debbie Senn and Ray Halbur. This new program activity made its debut as a program similar to the “scholastic quiz” found on T.V. County teams, consisting of four state Junior Holstein members, would compete. It would focus on answering questions regarding Holsteins, their programs, milk and milk marketing, dairy genetics, nutrition, AI, and other major dairy breeds. The very first dairy bowl contest was held in 1977 when the bulk of matches were done even before the teams arrived at convention. with Back then, there were no age divisions, the contest was single elimination, and only the semi-finals and finals were completed at convention. Time was tight to accomplish a lot at convention, as at that time the junior and adult conventions were still held at the same time. Counties were assigned who to compete with, and the Junior Activities Committee wrote all of the questions. Past WHA Board member Matt Lippert was one of the first as a youth to participate in dairy bowl, where he competed with the Wood County Juniors for three years before he took a leadership role on the JAC to help run the contest. In 1979, Wood County and the team of Matt, Doug Urban, Linda Ohm and Scott Heeg defeated Fond du Lac County. Matt recalls, “The format was different – you didn’t earn the right to a bonus, it was just if you answered a question that had a bonus attached, you got a crack at the bonus. I remember as a JAC having to travel around the state to run contests as it was still the semifinals and finals only at the state convention.” There have been some truly outstanding teams through the years in the dairy bowl contest, and one of the coaches that had the most success was Marcy McCullough, who worked with seven dairy bowl teams that went to national competition, and all of them placed third or higher. “I have had the opportunity to make countless friends. Through the years I was able to get to know many youth in our county, state and across the nation. Dairy bowl not only let kids learn a lot, but they worked as a team and built self-confidence,” Marcy said. “I would encourage any youth and adult to get involved in this activity – it was always worth the long hours of studying.” While dairy bowl has captured the largest attendance at the annual junior convention,

Dairy Jeopardy Champions

Junior Intermediate 2003 Michael Krause 2004 Danielle Brown* 2005 Josh Joseph Danielle Brown 2006 Katie Wendorf Michael Krause 2007 Nicholas Schuster Jacob Brey 2008 Mackenzie Nickels Jacob Brey 2009 Trent Dado Katie Wendorf 2010 Jordan Siemers Austen Schmidt 2011 Jake Siemers Rachel Hartlaub 2012 Jake Siemers Crystal Siemers-Peterman 2013 Jake Siemers Jordan Siemers 2014 Brian McCullough Jordan Siemers 2015 Kylie Nickels Dawson Nickels *National Champion Kyle Natzke - 2009 National Intermediate Champion Katie Wendorf - 2010 National Intermediate Champion 28–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2015

Senior Tony Brey Chad Wethal Linda Behling Amber Elliott Amber Elliott Lee Slattery Ashley Peterson Danielle Brown Katie Wendorf Kyle Natzke Rachel Hartlaub Andy Sell* Lizi Endres

not far behind is the dairy jeopardy contest. Introduced at the national level in 2000, the first contest was held in Wisconsin in 2003. The very first competition at a Wisconsin Junior Convention only allowed up to two junior and two senior participants in each contest. The intermediate age division was not added until 2005. As the contest has developed through the years, rules have been updated to allow an unlimited number of youth in each age division from every county. Wisconsin has been a major player in both dairy bowl and dairy jeopardy contests at the national level. With the enthusiasm from youth and outstanding county volunteers driving the knowledge and preparation for these contests, there is no doubt Wisconsin teams will continue to thrive for years to come.

Dairy Bowl Champions

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Wood Jefferson Dane Fond du Lac Jefferson Richland Winnebago Junior 1986 Manitowoc 1987 Portage 1988 Lafayette 1989 Lafayette 1990 Green* 1991 Fond du LacH 1992 Fond du Lac* 1993 Barron 1994 Wood 1995 Green IH 1996 Fond du Lac 1997 Green I 1998 Wood 1999 Green 2000 Washington 2001 Door 2002 Green 2003 Green 2004 Wood 2005 Wood 2006 Dane 2007 Fond du Lac 2008 VernonH 2009 Dodge 2010 Vernon 2011 Manitowoc 2012 Manitowoc 2013 Manitowoc 2014 Shawano 2015 Dodge *National Champions H National Runner-Up

Senior Dane Lafayette Fond du Lac LaCrosse Fond du Lac RichlandH Vernon Fond du Lac Green Fond du Lac I GreenH Fond du Lac I Grant Wood I Fond du Lac I Wood Wood* Green* Door Door Green Vernon Vernon Vernon Door Vernon Polk Green Polk Polk

Thoughts from Wisconsin’s National Champions “One thing I remember specifically about the contest was the final jeopardy question. I had been burned by final jeopardy in two previous national contests, once because I didn't wager enough and knew the answer, and once because I wagered too much and didn't know it. It felt good that it finally worked out. I also really appreciated how many Wisconsin Junior Holstein members were there to support me, since the convention was in Minnesota and it was convenient for a lot of people to attend.” Katie Wendorf, Vernon County, 2010 National Intermediate Dairy Jeopardy Champion “We are truly indebted to our parents and coaches. Dairy bowl went well beyond the competitions. It was always fun studying for the tests and competition, but perhaps the best part of this was truly learning. I can remember many of times in the barn doing chores rattling off  answers to my parent's questions and getting the following question, ‘What does that mean?’ or they shared a real life example of that to help clarify. That extra step was very helpful in putting the knowledge learned into context on the farm, something I still use today. I always loved how we'd have certain materials to study questions from, then when we'd sit down for practice, Marcy McCullough would start at the back page to see if we really made it all the way through the packets and not just memorized in order. The 2003 year was neat because both the Green County Senior and Junior teams were representing the state. The year we won nationals, I believe Danyel and I both had the third high seating exam score in our respective divisions . It was a nice treat because her and I had spent years working together and competing against each other. The seating exams were always a blast because we were pretty competitive amongst ourselves and it was the first part of the contest where our knowledge got tested. I  always enjoyed the acronym questions because the answers could be very entertaining. I still remember that RIP stood for Rudolph in Paradise during practice, not the standard record in progress.” Nicole (Hosto) Breunig, 2003 Green County team “During our first trip to nationals in Grand Rapids, Michigan, someone bought us each a little stuffed cow. These became our mascots, and we sat them on top of our name tags during competition. We continued to bring our little good luck charms along to dairy bowl contests for at least a couple of years. Let’s face it. The most fun questions in dairy bowl were the buzzer testing questions before the start of phase two! Whenever we were asked, ‘What is the name of your favorite cow?,’ there was one response we could count on. Lea would answer with great excitement, ‘Rock-N-Hill Knucklebuck!’ Eventually, I think the rest of us adopted her as our favorite cow, too! We had the great fortune of making several trips as a team to nationals for dairy bowl, and one of the highlights of the national contest was always moderator Rod Stall. With the voice of a sports commentator, he turned a serious competition into a fun spectator sport, which lightened the mood and loosened us up. As Lea said, we are forever indebted to our parents for supporting us through nearly a decade of dairy bowl, and especially to Marcy McCullough for spending hours writing questions and trying to keep four teenage girls focused. I am certain it was like trying to herd cats!” Peggy (Dierickx) Coffeen, 2003 Green County team “ ‘Nicole, you have the Hoards, Peggy, you have the BIG words and diseases and Liz, you have the nutrition, right?’ After competing together on the same team for about 10 years, it was great to finally win Nationals!  We stuck together and each had our special area of expertise... we really were a great team! Lots of laughs and jokes! My favorite dairy bowl answer was Linden Dictator Wimble Wimpy - the1st 97 point cow. I also always liked the questions that the moderator asked at the buzzer check.” Lea McCullough, 2003 Green County team “Eructation. We were a pretty young team. I am thinking at the time

2003 National Champion team from Green County left to right: coach Marcy McCullough, Liz Matzke, Peggy Dierickx, Nicole Hosto and Lea McCullough, I was maybe 12. Well, the question was asked, ‘What is the scientific term for belching?’ Oh, I was excited because I knew! So, I buzzed in and in all the excitement, I transposed a few letters and a VERY different word came out of that 12 year old’s mouth. Everyone laughed. The best part is no one wanted to explain to me what I had really said, so they gave it to me as a correct answer! The coach asked me later if I wanted to know what I said. I told him no. I did figure it out eventually, and we have gotten a good laugh out of it ever since. To this day, that would be my favorite dairy bowl question and answer. The year we won Nationals we were so calm about it. I remember we had a loss going into the finals. We had gotten a pretty hefty round with a lot of forage questions and didn’t do the best. Anyway, we had won the first match pretty handily in the finals. We were maybe two-thirds of the way through the toss-up round for the second match when I glanced at the scoreboard. You need to remember, we rarely, if ever, looked at the visual scoring because it was a distraction and not always right. But I had a good feeling and I looked anyway. I knew at that point, there was almost no way for New York to beat us. We were going to be National Champions. I remember thinking, I needed to stay focus. The next half dozen questions or so, we so stressful because I knew we were going to win. Funny thing is, I am pretty sure we answer all those questions correct! We won. We won by a lot of points. And it was the icing on the cake for a team that had been together 10 years. Specialties... I don’t think we intended it to happen that way but eventually, each of us gravitated towards the areas of dairy knowledge we enjoyed the most. For Lea, it was definitely the shows and people. For Nicole, the Hoard’s Dairyman was her scene. Peggy, I don’t know where she read some of that stuff she did but she always knew the strange diseases or scientific words. As for me, I would say nutrition and history were my thing. What’s funny, is where we landed as adults. Lea, photographing those cows. Nicole, up until recently, working for a dairy magazine. Peggy, still reading and writing about diseases and science. And me – well, I wrote five articles for the WDE History book. And I loved researching it all.” Liz Matzke, 2003 Green County team “I worked with seven dairy bowl teams that went to national competition. All of these teams placed 3rd or better. I have had the opportunity to make countless friends. Through the years I was able to get to know many youth in our county, state and across the nation. Dairy bowl not only let kids learn a lot but they worked as a team and built self confidence. National competitions were an added bonus to dairy bowl, they allowed us to travel and see and do many things. One instance was in Idaho when we went white water rafting and I ended up in the river. I was laughing so hard I had a hard time getting back in the raft. We also swam among huge waves in S.C. These were experiences I treasure along with the friends I made. I would encourage any youth and adult to get involved in this activity. It was always worth the long hours of studying.” Marcy McCullough, long-time Green County coach “Dairy Bowl is only one of a lot of memories I think that we all made as Junior Holsteins Members. When I have the chance to wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2015-29

2002 National Champion team from Wood County front, left to right: coaches Nate & Donna Dorshorst; back: Ben Dorshorst, Denise Zygarlicke, Dennis Bangart & John Dorshorst encourage youth to participate in Junior Holstein activities, 4-H, or FFA, I actually do find myself referencing back to these memories to strengthen the encouragement. Dairy Bowl is only part of the memory, how we challenged ourselves to know the Holstein cow from the front of her nose to the tip of her tail, all of her inside and outside, and all of her heritage, and literature that is written about her everyday, is really an incredible feat for any junior youth. We would challenge each other during our practices, configure “unique” ways to remember our stuff, and laugh over the sometimes incredible ways we did it, and nearly cry over the loss of a key match when we were always so close, but didn’t know the answer, or lost a challenge with a judge. We would purposely irritate each other, if it was someone else’s question to answer just to have the fun and watch our teammate turn red in frustration. With Trump’s new political career in the forefront of the media today, I find myself in one of these memories every so often, as the National Convention that year was held at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. It was quite a deal for Wisconsin that year as three of the four of us on the team were the Wisconsin DJM Finalists submitted to the Nationals. We flew out to Atlantic City with our final plane being a puddle jumper – quite an experience for those of us who had never flown before, and on the return trip we learned about sleeping over in the airport due to a delayed flight. I think the farm tour and sale was at Cedar Lane Farm and a big deal was made about a calf that may have been sired by Astronaut (genomics didn’t exist). I honestly couldn’t place who we beat in the final round but it seems that the New England and New York or Pennsylvania teams may have been in the final matches.  As far as dairy bowl in general, I wouldn’t change friendships, the competitive battles between us, the education, or the memories. For the youth that read this, it really is about determining who you are in life, and what you carry forward. The other youth you meet that share your same interest do become your lifetime friends and the people you work with later in business, or other relationships you have with them. The knowledge that you carry forward is incredible when you realize one day that you are using it in your own farm operation or realize that some off-the-wall dairy bowl question is applicable to some circumstance that came up on the farm. I think I speak for all of us when we say we support and encourage our youth to participate in and build their own memories and experiences in Junior Holsteins.” Dennis Bangart, 2002 Wood County team “Dairy Bowl was one of the activities that I enjoyed the most as a Junior Holstein member. I have to admit that in the beginning I didn’t necessarily like studying or writing practice questions. It was more about seeing friends at Dairy Bowl practices after the summer show season had ended. As I got older I became much more serious about Dairy Bowl and really enjoyed the competitive nature of it. Looking back, it had an incredible impact on my knowledge of the dairy cow and dairy industry. It also went a long way to creating lasting friendships with other members in my own county and introducing me to people from other counties that I would later become closer friends with at college. Representing Wisconsin at the National Convention in 2002 and bringing home the Senior Dairy Bowl championship was a very memorable experience. All four of us on that team studied so hard that summer and really pushed each other to be the best that we could. It was one of those rare times in life where it felt like everything just 30–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2015

1992 National Champion team from Fond du Lac County front, left to right: Lisa Kottke, Mary Maedtke and Tracy Ryan; back - coach Jeff Hayes, Mike Pierquet, Josh O’Leary, Dave Lammers and coaches Linda Hodorff and Mary Ryan. clicked. We were firing on all cylinders as a team, we were one cohesive unit. We had all been on the same team together very early as juniors, so it was really special to end our Dairy Bowl careers together. To the juniors that are in dairy bowl already or thinking of getting started, I would say do it foremost for the fun of it. Do it for the good memories you will inevitably make with friends at practices and convention. Do it because you enjoy learning about cows. You may not win every match, but as long as you have fun and learn something along the way you will find it well worthwhile later in life in.” Ben Dorshorst, 2002 Green County team “I think the coolest thing I came away with from being National Champions was the fact that 4 kids from the same county - not ‘all stars’ from various teams from around the state, as some national teams do - used knowledge built up from countless matches, hundreds (if not thousands) of hours of studying and the familiarity of having been on a team with the same people year after year to come back from the ‘consolation bracket’ (having been defeated by the New England team we then faced in the finals) to beat the opposing team twice and take home the championship for Wisconsin. It was a great way to cap off our dairy bowl ‘careers’ and made all those long hours and close matches worth it! I wouldn't trade the friendships, the networking and the opportunities to travel to different parts of the WI and the U.S. for anything.” Denise (Zygarlicke) Behnke, 2002 Wood County team “The success of the 1992 team was a culmination of hard work and growth by the entire group of dairy bowl participants throughout the late 80’s & early 90’s. The drive to succeed at the 1992 national competition in Salt Lake City was enhanced by the 1991 team placing 2nd at the national contest in Sioux Falls, SD. In addition, the entire group had bonded even closer due to at least two major events just ahead of the 1991 Sioux Falls competition: the cancer diagnosis of Senior dairy bowl team member Shelly Lammers O’Leary and the death in a sledding accident of team member Kirk Hodorff. In 1992, I think the team came up through the losers bracket to win the championship, but not totally sure. During the competition at Salt Lake City, the coaches agreed to purchase a ride in a limousine for the team if they won. Also, the team challenged the coaches after winning and taking the official photo by the fountain for everyone to jump into the fountain, which we all did! We’re proud of each of the dairy bowl competitors for growing to become outstanding young adults and positive contributors to society through their various career choices.” Linda Hodorff, coach for 1992 Fond du Lac County team “The national convention was held in Salt Lake City, with a very competititive dairy bowl competition. Some of the FDL team had competed the prior year in South Dakota and had made it to the finals, but were defeated. We were very proud of the fact that we were the first Wisconsin Junior team to win the National title. At the awards banquet, the coaches treated the team to a limo ride to the hotel, the

Wisconsin State Association presented them with a balloon bouquet, then we all celebrated together by jumping into (with our dress clothes on, mind you) the large water fountain out in front of the hotel. We enjoyed day trips to see Pappageorge’s Dairy farm, The Great Salt Lake, the Mormon Tabernacle church & choir, Park Falls.” Mary Ryan, coach for 1992 Fond du Lac County team “Our team consisted of Shannon Hayes, Michelle Bartelt, Mark McCullough, and Chris McCullough. We all put a lot of time into it that year which ended up being well worth it. The three moms - Marcy McCullough, Kathy DeBruin Hayes, and Marilyn Bartelt - spent countless hours going through materials and writing questions to make it all happen.” Chris McCullough, 1990 Green County team “A memory that stands out for me: The fall previous to the contest, I had hung out during World Dairy Expo in the Sunshine Genetics string where my uncle, Grant, worked during that time. In their care was that year’s Supreme Champion, a Brown Swiss, named Lyndale Convincer Elaine. In dairy bowl, I was a pretty quiet team member, terrified of the buzzer and getting a question wrong so I seldom buzzed in. During a round of the South Carolina Nationals, the score was close when the question was read, ‘What cow was Supreme Champion during the most recent WDE?’ It took a moment for me to pull Elaine’s full name out of the cobwebs of my brain. I remember hitting my buzzer and my three teammates whiplash head turns to the far end of the table where I sat, shocked that I had buzzed in. I got the answer right, qualifying us for a bonus question and helping us pull away from the other team through the earned bonus points. We went on to win that round and the national Jr Dairy Bowl Contest. It was my first national convention and a unique and cool place to go visit. A lot of sponsors contributed to help make that trip possible. I know we were all grateful for the experience.” Shannon Hayes, 1990 Green County team

1990 National Champion team from Green County - left to right: Michelle Bartelt, Mark McCullough, Shannon Hayes and Chris McCullough

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by Karyn Schauf Today’s Holstein breeder, with the stroke of a key, can tell the world of a great looking Holstein in their herd. The Holstein breeder of yesterday recognized the need to do the same, but the effort they had to put forth is a little short of amazing. The Barron County Holstein breeders wanted Barron County to be recognized around the country as THE source to buy good breeding stock. (see Cow Tales #1 and #2) Their 12 ‘Club Herds’ were the social hub of the farming community and they enjoyed competing against one another within their communities with the winners going on to the County Fair. But they too recognized the value the show ring added to their cattle. They selected a ‘county show herd’ to represent Barron County. Their destination? The Tri State Fair in Superior, Wis., the Northern Wisconsin State Fair in Chippewa, Wis., the Minnesota State Fair and the National Dairy Show in Waterloo, Iowa. Cattle were selected by a committee who would drive around to many farms in June to make their selection, without the benefit of comparing the individuals side by side. It was a challenging task! In addition, there was greater inconsistency in the judges back then. Knowing who the judges were would cause them to choose extra animals based on a particular judge’s known preferences. Glenn Krahenbuhl was chosen as the herd manager and three young men would go with him to take care of the animals. They were Harley Barfnecht, Arlie Wetzel and my dad, Chuck Nelson. They also broke the animals to lead, clipped and trimmed feet after they got to the first show (yikes!). My dad continues to give me pointers about breaking and leading animals as he was well-known for how good and how quickly he could do so. Breeders would pay him just to come and break their animals. This was before cattle trucks were as common as they are now, so the show herd went by rail car. They would load in Barron with a couple of the boys riding in the cattle car to be sure cattle did not become injured. They rode in a space overhead of the cattle where a platform was constructed along with extra hay, straw and feed. When the train arrived at the destination they would unload the cattle with the help of the rest of the crew that were hopefully there waiting for them. Whenever Dad goes to the Minnesota State Fair, he remembers leading four and five cows at a time with long lead straps from the railyard, across Como Ave. to the fairgrounds. He doesn’t remember anyone helping to stop traffic. Hopefully it wasn’t as busy as it is today! Not only did the county take its own hay, straw and grain but going to Milwaukee, Dad remembers taking twenty 10 gallon milk cans filled with water for those cattle that refused to drink Milwaukee’s chlorinated water. They also took their own medication with them. Penicillin was not available until 1945 or 1946 so they relied on sulfa, Epson salts, aspirin, a thermometer and towels. If a cow developed a hard quarter, they would gently bath the quarter with a towel dipped in hot water and Epsom salts with the temperature being as hot as their hands could stand. They’d strip her out every 15 minutes, wait 15 minutes and repeat the process. He said they could usually get the quarter back to looking and feeling normal in an hour or two. The boys took extra clean clothes plus their show uniform. While he remembers washing their face and hands every day, Dad doesn’t remember ever taking a shower while they were on the show circuit! At the Minnesota State Fair they slept in the bunks on the second floor but everywhere else they slept in an empty stall. While the county paid the boys’ food, usually from the same stand each year, the boys themselves were paid $5 per show. The excitement began with the first show of the season in Superior. As it was the first show, the herd usually numbered around 40 with three or four in each class. Whoever stood first there would represent the county the rest of the season. The reason the county exhibited there was not for the great competition because there was none! Barron County’s show herd won every class! The big reason was the fantastic premiums paid out for each class. First place at Superior was $85, second place $55 and third place $25. The show herd came home from Superior one year with over $2000 in premium money. To put that in perspective, a hired man in 1946 was paid $75 plus room and board for a month’s work. The effort earned the county breeders enough money to cover the cost of showing the rest of the show season! The final test would come when the show herd would compete at home at the Barron County Fair. Excitement ran high to see if the animals chosen by the selection committee might get beat by one they had passed over in selecting the county herd. It brought about some good natured kidding. Watch for the final ‘Cow Tales From The North’ to enjoy the story of one such ‘wrong assumption!’ Showing not only put a spark in the life of the dairyman back in those years, but it helped put Barron County on the map as a place to buy excellent breeding stock and sales to P ennsylvania, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and beyond helped make life financially better for many. The benefits are the same today – but perhaps in a bit easier way! 32–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2015

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Junior Member Agreement The purpose of this organization is to encourage youth to promote the Registered Holstein industry. 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. To be eligible for membership, all applicants must sign this agreement and agree to abide by the rules hereinafter set forth. Failure to honor any of these rules may subject the junior member to immediate revocation of membership status, including the opportunity of participation in WI Holstein Association sanctioned activities and events. For those members that turn 21 during their last year of junior membership, they may continue to receive junior recognition at Wisconsin Holstein Association shows through the duration of the WI Championship Show if their 21st birthday occurs before said show. The following rules shall apply to all junior members: 1. Use or possession of any alcoholic beverage, whether or not in connection with an Association event, is strictly prohibited for anyone under the age of 21. Controlled substances are strictly prohibited by anyone. 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. 6. For the purposes of the observance of the rules of membership herein, there is established a Board which shall consist of the WHA Staff, WHA Board of Directors and the WHA 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. A member of this Board must be contacted while the violation is occurring. If they cannot be reached, concrete proof must be provided against the accused. Pictures help but are not concrete proof of violation. If applicable, the accuser must be willing to provide information in support of a claim that a member has violated this policy. 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. The following procedure is in place if it is determined that a member has violated the alcohol and controlled substance policy: 1. 1st warning, written and verbal, with privileges taken away. The severity of the privileges revoked will be decided by the Board mentioned above. 2. 2nd offense will be looked at by the WHA Board with membership revocation. (Junior membership reinstatement may be requested after revocation of membership by meeting with the WHA Board of Directors) 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: _____________________ This Agreement must be signed by all junior members in order to participate in Wisconsin Holstein Association sponsored shows & activities.

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Check out these Contests for the 2016 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 the 2016 National Convention. 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

Essay Contest

All juniors are encouraged to compete in the essay contest. There are two divisions: Juniors 15 and under and Seniors 16 and over as of January 1, 2016. This year’s topic for junior is “If you were anything in your showbox, what would you be and why?” and for senior “What would you consider your perfect cow?” Entries are due November 15th and complete rules and guidelines can be found at Here is what junior essay winner Connor Siemers of Manitowoc County had to say last year about who his biggest role model in the dairy industry is… “As I sit and ponder this question to write my essay, I have to say I have been incredibly fortunate to have been raised on a dairy farm. There have been awesome coaches, mentors, family support in my life, but the biggest role model, that has truly taught and given me the most, is the Holstein cow. Yes, I said the Holstein cow because of everything she has given me. Please allow me to give you a little background on my earlier years. When I was a baby I couldn’t see well, I was unable to hear and life was a dark, dark tunnel. Eventually I got glasses, so I was able to see and my were the cows big, and the calves so rambunctious! I was very cautious, or maybe I should say my mother was overly cautious, because I did not have good balance or coordination due to my ears. Eventually after several surgeries, my hearing improved and I was walking much better... but I was scared of everything! I had severe sensory overload and was diagnosed with Asperger’s. Everything around me was just too much for me to handle. From smells, to touch, to hearing, to seeing lots of color and lights, life was overwhelming and I was a very irritable child! The farm is probably last place a chiId like me should have been, but it didn’t matter, this was our family’s life and I had to learn to do things like most kids do. My parents and my family wouldn’t allow me to be treated differently. So here is where my story begins... When I was 5 ½ years old I was allowed to start working on the farm and I had to work really hard not to cry, scream, throw a tantrum and listen really closely to understand what was being said and what was expected of me. I will tell you, there were some serious trying times, but I learned a lot and that is where the Holstein cow and I became a team. Feeding calves was where I began my journey on the farm. Originally I couldn’t stand the calves licking me, or slobbering all over my hands or clothes, or them banging themselves against the calf pens excited to see me - the noise was just too much. There were tears and tantrums, because it was all so new. Over the course of the summer, the calves and I really bonded and I learned to love their affection. I realized they loved me unconditionally, they would listen to me when I 34–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2015

would talk to them or cry and they loved me anyway. I was told many times that we were their caretakers and we were their lifeline and how important it was to take good care of them. I learned what patience is from the Holstein cow. Things don’t always go as planned, so make the most of it. I love taking care of the cows at our genetic farm. I can’t name off their pedigrees, because that’s not me, but I can tell you, that they are sweet gentle souls, who always seem to know where they need to move when I go into their pen. We work together as a team and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Book your hotel rooms for Junior Convention

The 2016 Junior Convention will be hosted by Chippewa County at Glacier Canyon Lodge in Wisconsin Dells. To book your rooms at Glacier Canyon Lodge, call 800-867-9453 or 608-254-1020, and use the group code #475427. The block is named WI Jr Holstein 2016, and reservations under the block must be made by December 8th.

2016 Junior Holstein Convention TENTATIVE Schedule of Events

Friday, January 8

8:00 a.m. DJM Interviews begin 10:00 a.m. Convention Registration Contest Room Registration & Raffle Ticket in-take Dairy Jeopardy, Speaking and Dairy Bowl Registration Princess Interview, Graduate, DJM Interview Check-In Holsti-Buck Vouchers Awarded 11:45 a.m. Dairy Jeopardy Officials Orientation meeting 12:00 noon Dairy Jeopardy Speaking Contest Roll Calls and contests begin (all age divisions) Lunch on your own 3:00 p.m. WHA Junior Forum & District Caucuses Chippewa County welcome 5:30 p.m. Dairy Bowl Seating Exam/Coaches meeting 6:15 p.m. WI Tailgate with presentation of Junior Farm Trip, Essay, Progressive Breeder, Long Range Production and Dairy Jeopardy Awards 7:00 p.m. 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 membership. Award presented by the JACs.

To follow

Free time for juniors in the waterpark or game room Adult Forum

Saturday, January 9 7:45 a.m. 7:55 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

Dairy Bowl Judge’s orientation Junior Dairy Bowl County Roll Call Junior Dairy Bowl Contests Contest Room/Dairy Bar Opens Princess Interviews Rookie Dairy Bowl Contest Princess Luncheon - 2016 Candidate Introductions, First-time attendee recognition, Holsti-Buck Mystery Auction, Graduate Recognition 12:45 p.m. Senior Dairy Bowl Roll Call 1:00 p.m. Senior Dairy Bowl Contest Junior and Senior Dairy Bowl Finals to immediately follow completion of senior rounds 7:00 p.m. Cow-a-Bunga! Ride the Wave in 2016 Banquet 2014 Junior Holstein Recap, Speaking, 12 & Under, YDJM, DJM, Royalty and Holstein Boy & Girl Announced, Scholarship Presentation & Live Auction Dance & Holsti-Buck silent auction to follow banquet

Sunday, January 10 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast, Contest Room Results and Spirit Award Business Meeting, JAC Elections and Raffle Drawing


Award Opportunities Still Available

Calf Raffle Tickets Still Available

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, 2015. All applications submitted will be kept on file for three (3) years.

2016 Speaking Contest Entry Form

The largest fundraising effort of the year is underway for junior programs and events – the Junior Raffle! The calf this year is donated by Matt, Molly and Ben Dorshorst. 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!

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

2016 Dairy Jeopardy Entry Form Return by November 15, 2015 to:

Return by November 15, 2015 to:

WHA, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI, 53913; fax to 608-356-6312 or email

WHA, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI, 53913; fax to 608-356-6312 or email

Late fee of $5.00 if not postmarked by due date

On-time entry fee is $5.00 per person; late fee is $10 per person

Name: ________________________________________

Name: _______________________________________

Address: _______________________________________

Address: ______________________________________

City, State, Zip: _________________________________

City, State, Zip: ________________________________



Phone: _________________ Age (as of

Phone: ________________ Age (as of

Jan. 1, 2016):


Jan. 1, 2016):


2016 Dairy Bowl Team Entry Return IN OFFICE by November 15, 2015 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, 2015. #Rookie Teams: _______

# Junior Teams: _______

# Senior Teams: _______

# Wisconsin Team Members: _______ (Juniors) _______ (Seniors) 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 2015-35


ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

It was another exciting and successful World Dairy Expo for Wisconsin Holstein breeders. Congratulations to all of the exhibitors. You can read more about our champions and see results from the shows in this issue, starting on page 12. There are more photos of Wisconsin exhibitors on our Facebook page. If you are interested in ordering a copy of one of the photos, please contact me by phone or email. You are welcome to use these photos in ads, on your website or Facebook page, however please give WHA the proper photo credit. This month’s 125th Anniversary feature is two of the junior association’s most popular contests - Dairy Bowl and Dairy Jeopardy. It was interesting to look back and see what counties our state champion teams have been from and it sure was fun to hear memories from some of the team members and coaches from Wisconsin’s National Champion teams. I hope you’ll enjoy reading their thoughts as much as I did. Coming up next month is our annual youth issue. If you have a special junior member that you’d like to recognize with an ad, please give me a call or email and I can help put an ad together for you. Junior ads are eligible for a 10% discount off the page rate one time per year. And don’t forget - ads are due November 10. One last reminder about our annual Cover Contest. We’re looking for photos featuring Holsteins - scenic photos, fun people photos, kids and calves - whatever you have that you think would make a great cover for the Wisconsin Holstein News. If you would like to submit a photo, please email me a 300 dpi or higher, high quality JPG or mail a high quality 5x7 print to PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813. Entries are due November 15. Don’t forget to get your membership renewals in before the end of the year. Especially juniors who are planning to participate at the Junior Convention, please have your renewals done before December 15. Until next time...




November 2015 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 7 Barron Fall Sale, Barron Pavillion 10 Deadline for WHA Distinguished Dairy Breeder and Distinguished Young Breeder applications 13 WHA Summer Intern applications due 15 Deadline for junior award forms for WHY Friend, Junior Progressive Breeder, Long Range Production, Junior Farm Trip and Essay contest entries 15 Young Adult Education Awards application due December 2015 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 1 Holiday Fashions at the Northern in cooperation with MD-Hillbrook Sales & Service, Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac 4-5 WHA Board Meeting 7-9 WI PEAKing at Christmas Tag Sale, managed by PEAK Genetics, Budjon Boarding, Lomira 31 2018 WHA Futurity entries due January 2016 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 8-10 Junior Holstein Convention, Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wis. Dells, hosted by Chippewa County Junior Holstein Association 8 Top Performer applications due to WHA office February 2016 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 19-20 WHA Convention, Holiday Inn Marshfield, Marshfield, hosted by Wood Co., 715-486-1500 27 UW-River Falls Falcon Premier Sale, River Falls, managed by UW-River Falls Dairy Club & assisted by Tom Morris Ltd. Future Dates Junior Convention Jan. 6-8, 2017 Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wis. Dells, hosted by Dane County Junior Holstein Association Adult Convention Feb. 24-25, 2017 Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, hosted by Calumet Co. Midwest National Spring Show April 23, 2016 Alliant Energy Center, Madison April 29, 2017 Alliant Energy Center, Madison District Shows June 14, 2016 District 7 Show, Luxemburg June 22, 2015 District 5 Show, Portage June 24, 2016 District 10 Show, Fond du Lac June 28, 2016 District 6 Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison WI Championship Show July 29-30, 2016 Alliant Energy Center, Madison July 10-11, 2017 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: Mandi Ramsburg 1510 Silverstone Trail #2, De Pere, WI 54115 cell: 920-530-5023 e-mail: 38–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2015

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November 2015 WI Holstein News  

November 2015 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring World Dairy Expo results, Red & White Holsteins and District 5.

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