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November 2016

Volume 88 No. 10

Red & White Issue World Dairy Expo Results Junior Convention Registration form District 3 report

Cybil Fisher

Hilrose Advent Anna-red-et eX-94 2-03 347 28,020 4.4 1241 3.0 832 3-03 365 32,330 4.3 1384 3.1 1006 4-11 344 38,460 4.0 1531 2.9 1134 6-00 250 32,918 4.9 1333 3.0 984 inc.

Nominated All-American R&W 5 Year Old 2015 1st Aged Cow, Midwest Spring R&W Show & All-Wisconsin R&W Show 2016 2nd Aged Cow, International R&W Show 2016 An 11th generation Excellent, Anna has a VG-88 Barbwire and calves by Darwynn, Armani, Malone and Diamondback, and pregnancies by Soloman and Avalanche. She is due in March to Darwynn.

RHA: 30,182 3.9F 3.0P 111.7% BAA 25 Year PBR Award Herd 2008-2013 Herd of Excellence


Joe & Chris, Andy & Ashley, Jeff & Bonnie Brantmeier

N7592 Hwy. 114/55, Sherwood, WI 54169 (920) 989-1167 home VISITORS AND INQUIRIES ALWAYS WELCOME

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 2016

VOLUME 88 No. 10

Features: 8 16 22 26 28 30 33

District 3 Breeder Profiles 2016 World Dairy Expo results Celebrating Wisconsin’s Champions at World Dairy Expo Calumet County Holstein Breeders - 100th Anniv. 2019 WHA Futurity entry form 2016 Top Performer entry form 2017 Junior Convention registration form

Departments: 10 12 31 31 34 36 37 38

From the President: Kevin Jorgensen District 3 report Breeder Business Cards Paige’s Pastures: WHA Princess Attendant Paige Nelson 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 Booth Family who had a memorable year at the 2016 World Dairy Expo, with their heifers being named Junior Champion of the Junior Show and Junior Champion of the Open Show at the International Red & White Show. Complete World Dairy Expo results start on page 16.

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

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

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Kevin Jorgensen, President (2018)* - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Chad Ryan, Vice President (2017)* - 920-960-1449 N4067 Twin Oaks Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Kent Wendorf, Secretary (2017)* - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 Pam Selz-Pralle, Exec. Committee (2018) - 715-334-3434 N4621 US Hwy. 12, Humbird, WI 54746 Craig Carncross, Exec. Committee (2018) - 608-592-2560 W13157 Co. Hwy. J, Lodi, WI 53555 Bill Calvert (2018)* - 608-732-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Steve Endres (2019) - 608-279-5952 7191 Hyer Rd., Waunakee, WI 53597 Joseta Halbur (2019) - 715-821-9672 120 E. Main St., Eden, WI 53019 Heather Jauquet (2019) - 920-371-7511 W2285 County Rd. S, Pulaski, WI 54162 Tracy Mitchell (2017)* - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Bryan Stremcha (2019) - 608-790-1925 N4381 Prairie Rd., Bangor, WI 54614 Erica Ullom (2019) - 715-933-0477 5398 County Hwy. A, Bloomer, WI 54724 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION


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From your President Kevin Jorgensen Hello fellow Holstein breeders! I hope that most of you have finished or nearly finished with your fall harvest and from the sounds of it, even though much of it was a bit of a challenge to get off (it would have been a good fall to be in the dump cart business!), it looks like we will all have plenty of feed this year. The 50th anniversary of World Dairy Expo was a phenomenal show and I want to congratulate all the exhibitors for their success. It was a particularly special Expo for the Booth, Wendorf and Nickels families on their phenomenal success in the red and white show! Congratulations to them! Also kudos to the crew at Budjon-Vail for exhibiting the intermediate Champion at the International Holstein show and Duckett Holsteins for being Premier Breeder of the Holstein show. Thanks as well to our Holstein Royalty Kati and Paige for a long week in the show ring! I know there are several of our members on their way to either Louisville or the Royal Winter Fair and best of luck to them as we finish out the show season. We are planning a State Show and Spring Show meeting on Tuesday, November 15 at the office at 11:00 am in Baraboo or by teleconference if you can’t join us. This meeting is open to everyone and we want to hear from you, as exhibitors and committee members, on ideas and suggestions to continue to make our shows the best they can be and meet the needs of the exhibitors. If you can’t make it that day, feel free to contact our committee chairs, Chad Ryan, Steve Endres, Bill Calvert, Bryan Stremcha or myself on how we can continue to improve. We are quickly approaching Thanksgiving and it is one of my favorite holidays as it is a time to reflect on how much each of us are blessed. Food, family and football don’t hurt either! I can say that one of the things I am most thankful for is the opportunity to be in the Registered Holstein business and work with so many of you. Have a great hunting season and I look forward to seeing many of you at our Holstein events as we finish out 2016. Best Regards, KJ


emories by aurice

In honor of Geraldine Cooper

October’s answer: Allen Hetts e October winner is Robert Schwandt of Juneau

is month’s question: In what year did the dairy bowl competition start at Junior Convention? Hint: the answer ran in an issue of the News last year. Send answers to or mail to 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53719 Correct answers will be put into a random drawing for (2) coupons for an extra value basket and a (2) coupons good for a 2-scoop sundae sponsored by Culver’s. Junior members with a correct answer will also earn an additional $100 in Holsti-Bucks per correct answer.

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WHA 2017 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 22-August 18, 2017 (some weekends required) Location: Baraboo, WI Major Duties & Responsibilities: Event Planning • Attend all WHA sponsored summer events and other county Holstein events. These include the WHA State Championship Show, Showmanship and Judging Contest, Junior State Fair Holstein Show, WHA Futurity and Open State Fair Holstein Show. Intern may also be asked to attend District Shows around the state when needed. • Work with WHA committees to plan events such as the 2017 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 18, 2016 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.

10 heifers to the Holiday Fashions at the Great Northern Thursday, December 1 • 11 a.m. • Fond du Lac

Durchan Sanchez Daylee-et eX-92

Ms-Savage-Leigh Premier eX-94 3e

4-03 2x 365 35,350 3.3 1183 3.0 1056 Daylee is from the 2004 All-American 4 Year Old, Coldsprings Dur Chan 109-ET EX-95 2E DOM. Her Atwood daughter sells carrying a Diamondback heifer.

6-07 2x 365 33,220 3.7 1239 2.8 945 Premier’s Goldwyn daughter sells carrying a Diamondback heifer. Next dam is a VG-85 Gibson then the WDE Supreme Champion, Vandyk-K Integrity Paradise EX-96 2E DOM.

Miss Advent reagan-red-et eX-90

ellbank Cherry Coke-red-et eX-92

3-06 2x 365 26,030 4.3 1125 3.1 800 From the Roxys, she’s backed by 8 generations EX. Her Armani heifer sells carrying a Jacoby heifer!

3-11 2x 337 29,110 4.8 1395 3.5 1022 Offering an Armani daughter bred to sexed Ladd-P. From 5 generations EX, Cherry Coke’s first 4 daughters scored EX-91, VG-87, VG-86 & VG-85.

Indianhead Show-Me-et eX-91

Coolea Farms Sanchez Liza-et eX-92

3-03 3x 365 38,560 3.9 1513 3.1 1180 Show-Me’s Airlift daughter sells with her Diamondback heifer calf. Next dam is EX-94 Gold-Mae, then 3E-95 GMD Lead Mae.

2-03 2x 365 31,420 3.9 1233 3.2 1006 Liza is backed by a VG-88 Goldwyn then 3 EX-94 dams. Her Golddust & Brokaw daughters sell, both carrying Diamondback heifer calves.

Also selling is a McCutchen heifer bred to sexed Diamondback from an EX-90 Atwood then three EX-94 2E dams; an Atwood bred to sexed Diamondback from two EX-92 dams; and a McCutchen granddaughter of Frosty EX-97 carrying a Jacoby heifer. All of these individuals are from world-class cow families and will be sure to brighten your holidays!

Marsh-Vue Registered Holsteins

Doug, Gina, Zach, Jordan & Brianna Lemke Chilton, WI • 920-371-7738 •

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District 3 Holstein Breeders by Ashley Yager

Pine-Valley Farm The James Family, Mineral Point ine-Valley farm of Mineral Point, Wis., is home to the James family, third generation dairy farmers with roots in the hills of Iowa County. Originally settled by Harry and Phyllis James, PineValley is now operated by his son Ralph and grandson Jason. The homestead has seen changes through the years, including a parlor addition in 1997, and the first freestall barn in 2000. PineValley is unique in that it is home to three breeds, including Holsteins, Jerseys, and Milking Shorthorns. Holsteins hold the family roots, and Milking Shorthorns were added when Jason’s sister Rebecca selected the breed as a 4-H project. Leah was behind the addition of the Jerseys following her and Jason’s marriage. Today, the farm is home to 100 milking Holsteins, 20 Milking Shorthorns and 40 milking Jerseys. Cows are milked in a double-6 parallel parlor, and headlocks were added to the breeding-age freestall this spring. The operation includes 60 acres of corn and 50 acres of hay, with the majority of fieldwork custom hired. The farm has a great amount of pasture for dry cows and heifers to roam the majority of the year. The James family is a great example of successful transition from generation to generation, as Jason and his wife Leah have been the active managers of the dairy since their marriage in 2011. Jason runs the day-to-day operations on the farm, while Leah works full-time for Genex Cooperative, Inc. as the U.S. Dairy Marketing Manager. Leah also maintains management of the calves and young stock, as well as managing the bookwork for the farm. Jason and Leah were able to purchase the cows three years ago, and they currently rent facilities from Ralph and Mary Jean. Ralph remains an integral part of the operation, assisting with scraping, cow flow to the parlor and handling all manure management of the farm. Mary Jean assists daily with calves and finishes over 1,000 chickens every year, which are sold through a CSA and the local Mineral Point Farmers Market. All children and grandchildren help on the farm with chores as needed, as well as showing Pine-Valley animals through the summer and fall at local shows and fairs. Ralph and Mary Jean have been married for 44 years and have four children – Aaron, Rebecca, Jason and Jessica. Aaron is employed full-time as a breeding technician for Accelerated Genetics, and his wife Christine works for Gordon Flesch in Fitchburg. They have two


Pine-Valley P Tazer 800-Red VG-88 8–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2016

The James Family: front - Morgan and Estella James, Emmitt, Madelyn and Lance Steffes; back - Rebecca and Erik Steffes, Christine James, Mary Jean James, Aaron James, Ralph James, Jason and Leah James, and Jessica James daughters, Morgan (16) and Estella (11). Rebecca manages the Community Connections Free Clinic in Dodgeville, and her husband Erik is a full-time welder. They have three children, Lance (18), Madelyn (9), and Emmitt (4). Jessica is a senior at UW-Platteville and will graduate in December with an Elementary Education degree. Jason’s decision to purchase Meyervilla S Storm Trixy, VG-86, as a three-month-old calf from the UW-Platteville sale in 2004 was instrumental in developing a key cow family at Pine-Valley. Trixy was flushed as a fall heifer to hall of famer, Advent-Red, resulting in four red females that laid the foundation for the majority of the red bloodlines at Pine-Valley. Trixy’s most notable daughter, Pine-Valley Adv Tkea-Red-ET, was purchased by Andy Buttles in a later UWPlatteville sale. Tkea was then purchased by Shane Nodolf and Nominated All-American Red & White in 2009 as an EX-91 Junior Three-Year-Old. Tkea’s flush mate, Pine-Valley Advt Tab-Red-ET, EX-90, is still at Pine-Valley and has a lifetime record over 178,000 pounds milk. Tab has daughters by Redliner, Shaquille and Pitbull, all scored high VG as mature cows. She also has a promising two-year-old by Defiant, and is currently pregnant with a McCutchen calf. Her daughter by Pitbull, Pine-Valley P Tazer 800-Red VG-88, did well in the Pine-Valley show string this year. Tazer has daughters by All About It and Piranha-P. One of the first Holsteins that Leah and Jason purchased together was April-Day D Viognier-ET. This Destry daughter has done very well in the Pine-Valley herd. Now on her fifth lactation, Vi has produced more than 100,000 pounds of milk lifetime with her best record at 5-00 in her fourth lactation, including 31,402M with 823F and 780P in 305 days. The James family has two Very Good Dakker daughters from Vi, as well as a VG-85 two-year-old by Ignite that has done well in the showring and is due soon with her second calf. Vi also has a high genomic Chops daughter in the breeding pen. On the Jersey side, Leah and Jason have developed a high type family dating back to the purchase of a bred heifer, Circlehawk T-bone Regina Tana. Regina was serviced to Kyros as the time, went

Berry-Hill Holsteins Jason & Kris Gruenenfelder Family, Blanchardville erhaps one of the most ambitious young couples in today’s dairy industry, Jason and Kris Gruenenfelder have paved their way with a tremendous amount of grit and passion for developing a herd of Holstein cows and a farm family they can be proud of. Jason grew up on his family’s farm, which dispersed their milking herd when he was in fifth grade. A 2008 graduate of UW-Platteville, Jason’s first experience milking on his own was with a rented facility just outside of Hollandale and fifty grade cows he purchased after college. He invested in some females from Brian Krull’s herd, flushing and putting embryos in his grade cows. On May 17, 2010, Jason purchased a farm just outside of Blanchardville, only days before he and Kris were married. The barn had not seen cows in 13 years, and served as a heated shop. The Gruenenfelders transformed the barn into a tie-stall barn in three months, doing all of the work on their own and with the help of friends. They installed large stalls and Kraiburg Kew+ mattresses to ensure cow comfort. August 20 of this year marked Jason and Kris’ sixth anniversary of founding Berry-Hill Holsteins, which was named after the bountiful crops of various berry varieties that grown on the farm’s hillside. Jason and Kris were able to purchase the farm through the use of a young farmer loan, with a 1.5% interest rate. With this loan, they were able to purchase the cows, a tractor, a skidsteer, and a spreader. After two years of showing profit, they were able to take additional loans, including a bank loan to make modifications to the buildings. When the Gruenenfelders moved into their new barn, they had 90 stalls and operated at about half capacity. Because Jason rented, he didn’t have much for young stock to calve in for replacements. With the help of a local breeder to fill stalls with extra cattle, sexed semen and a great repro rate, Jason and Kris have been able to sell fresh cows and the last of the grade cattle in the last three years. They are now 100% registered and plan to sell as many as 80 head of replacements to local dairymen. The farmstead includes 188 acres, with 150 tillable and roughly 35 acres of pasture, which is utilized year-round. An additional 160 acres of pasture is rented to house the Gruenenfelder’s 100 head of young stock. Jason plants corn and alfalfa, and even with no additional employees at the farm, does much of the field work himself. Items done custom hire are chopping and shelling corn, and Jason hires a friend to bale hay and his brother helps plant corn. This list will get smaller, too, as Jason and Kris continue purchasing their own equipment. While Jason takes on the bulk of the farm management, Kris is always willing to help when needed. Kris works off the farm for Parnell, and their three kids (Halle, age 4; Jaxon, age 3; and Cal, age 1) stay at home with Jason on the farm each and every day. Jason’s mom works at school and is always nearby if needed. Jason and Kris are thankful to have the kids at home, and try their best to be a


Circlehawk Kyros Rizzo of PVF EX-92 on to be scored EX-93, and consistently makes over 20,000 pounds of milk with over 1,000 pounds fat. Her daughter by Kyros, Circlehawk Kyros Rizzo of PVF has affectionately been called ‘Raven’ since her birth at the farm because of her dark coloring. Raven is now EX-92 and has been an anchor in the Pine-Valley show string, placing 3rd at the 2012 Minnesota State Fair and earning Grand Champion honors at this year’s Iowa County Fair Open Jersey show. Raven also is a high cheese yield cow, consistently testing over 5.5% fat and over 4.0% protein. Raven’s daughter, PVF Allstar Razz, VG-86 as a twoyear-old, was named Reserve Champion and Best Udder at the 2016 Iowa-County All-Breeds Futurity. Finally, when it comes to Milking Shorthorns, Pine-Valley Logic Zainey, EX-92, leads the way. Zainey’s VG-85 dam was purchased on the Wisconsin State Milking Shorthorn Sale and later went on to be named HM Junior All-American Spring Calf in 2005. Zainey followed in her dam’s footsteps being nominated All-American as a Junior 3-year-old in 2012 and was Unanimous Junior All-American that same year. Her milking daughter by Oconnor was fourth Fall Yearling in Milk at the International Milking Shorthorn Show at the 2016 World Dairy Expo. The Pine-Valley Holsteins run a rolling herd average of 26,000 pounds milk, with a 3.5% fat and 3.0% protein test. The colored breeds average 17,500 milk, with a 4.50% fat and 3.5% protein test. Milk quality is a priority at Pine-Valley, with the James family receiving milk quality awards for the last few years from their milk cooperative, Foremost Farms. When it comes to mating decisions, Jason and Leah take a balanced breeding approach. They select for a combination of production, type and health traits. Priority is given to cheese yield with need for high Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) along with positive percentages on components. Type is considered, namely udder index, along with selecting for positive Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR). This philosophy is used across all breeds. Current service sires for the Holsteins include Blowtorch, Gatedancer, Troy, Apprentice, and Kerrigan. Jersey sires include Comanche, World Cup, Cruiser, Showdown, and Victorious. Milking Shorthorn sires include Patriot, Presto, Perfection and Maxima. When it comes to changes in the Pine-Valley facilities, the James family would like to make immediate updates to the heifer shed by adding a couple of bays. Jason would also like to add cow brushes before winter, in addition to updating the loafing shed that houses the dry cows in the cold months of the year. Long-term, Jason and Leah are looking to transfer complete ownership of the farm from Ralph and Mary Jean. In addition to breeding high-quality, productive Holsteins, Jerseys and Milking Shorthorns, Jason and Leah feel it is essential to be agriculture advocates. With the average consumer three generations removed from agriculture, they are doing their part through the use of social media to promote the day-to-day care of their animals. Leah enjoys connecting with consumers via the Pine-Valley Farm Facebook page.

Kris and Jason Gruenenfelder with Jaxon, Halle and Cal wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2016-9

Krull Rubens Expression EX-90 2E

Regancrest Gold Bretta-ET EX-90

self-sustaining house, from the house, to the cows, and their homegrown eggs and produce. Calf management is something that Kris is very adamant about on the farm. Calves are raised in hutches on whole milk until weaning, with a 22% AmpliCalf starter. Kris stresses the importance of cleanliness in calf health, from the disinfecting of bottles and buckets, to the routine cleaning of straw and bedding that all keep calf mortality extremely minimal. After weaning, heifers spend much of their time in the pasture or in an open-faced shed until they are bred. The Gruenenfelders plan to build an additional shed in the near future to house more dry cows and heifers. Having such a vast amount of pasture has helped Jason and Kris keep feed costs for young stock at a minimum. The Berry-Hill herd has a rolling herd average of 21,433 pounds milk, with a 3.65% fat and 3.1% protein test. In just six short years, Jason has 82 cows on his 106.7% BAA, including two EX, 18 VG and 37 GP, with many of the GP animals being first-score two-year-olds. When he first started breeding his own herd of cows, Jason utilized show-type bulls. Since then, his focus has shifted to bulls with greater health and immunity traits, as well as bulls with functional type. Jason prefers more trouble-free cows that are easier to manage, healthier, and more reproductively sound. Right now, he is using Monterey, sexed Aftershock, Doorman and Numero Uno. Some of his favorite cows are sired by Earnhardt, Mogul, and Bookem. Heifers are sired by Attic, Solomon, Gold Chip and Yoder. With Jason’s focus, cows aren’t milking an extreme amount but his reproduction has been spot on and is where he is making up the most dollars on his operation. He always has cattle to sell, and uses the funds to upgrade areas on the farm or reinvest in better genetics. One of the cows Jason invested in from the late Brian Krull’s herd was Krull Rubens Expression, EX-90 2E and a seventh generation Excellent. A great barn cow in her own right, Expression had a 34,000 pound milk record as a five-year-old and was an outstanding flush cow. She produced 17 daughters by Pronto, Fortune, Seaver, Sanchez, Shottle, Talent, and Stormatic. Jason is now getting granddaughters and great-granddaughters from Expression, completing the eight and ninth generations of VG or EX. The family has produced good, solid cows with most of them scoring Very Good. Jason’s favorite cow family in the herd stems from Regancrest Gold Bretta-ET, EX-90. He has six daughters of Bretta milking now, including two Earnhardt daughters that are VG at two years of age, two Moguls that are also VG first calf, a VG three-year-old Beacon and a McCutchen that scored GP-83 first lactation. Many of these daughters are bred to sexed semen and due later this year and early 2017. Bretta’s offspring have been problem-free cows that fit the Berry-Hill goals and philosophy to a tee. One $1500 investment from the UW-Platteville sale has also turned a great corner for Jason. One of his first purchases years ago was a Damion granddaughter of Mandel Zandra, from the great Zandra family at Ocean-View. From his original heifer, he had three

daughters and five granddaughters, and the family continues to produce heifers whether they are bred sexed or not. All of the females have scored GP-84 or VG as two-year-olds, and proved to be great milk cows. Jason and Kris are excited to see their children’s level of interest in the farm develop as they continue to grow. There are no plans to increase the herd size – the Gruenenfelders plan to stay at a size that Jason can handle on his own. Aside from the cows, the family has taken an interest in breeding Border Collies, as Jason has utilized the dogs to help move cattle on the farm rather than other people. Jason and Kris invested in a pair of dogs with outstanding genetics, and they have been right hand help since early on. In addition to the dogs, the Gruenenfelders stay busy with horses, pigs, laying chickens, rabbits, and will eventually add sheep to the mix. Jason and Kris look forward to the future and continuing the expansion of their family while providing a great lifestyle for themselves and their children. With a solid foundation in place, there is no doubt the family and herd at Berry-Hill will be one to watch and root for in years to come.

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Red & White Dairy Cattle Association This is an exciting time of year for the Red and White Dairy Cattle Association. We’ve recently completed another great All-American Dairy show in Harrisburg, PA and International Red & White Show at World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI. We’re very excited about another successful AllAmerican contest and Junior AllAmerican Contest coming up in the next month, with the entry deadline of November 15th. We’re also very excited for our Cow and Heifer of the Year contests for both the Open & Junior Show. This summer has been one of change, starting with the transition from two employees to one with the hiring of Mandy Sell as Promotions Manager in June. 2017 is looking bright as we are looking for ways to our improve our magazine, The Red Bloodlines, and ways to add value to our membership. Exciting things are coming, so make sure to follow us on all of our social media networks to keep up with the latest RWDCA happenings! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and snap your selfies with your red cows on Snapchat (rwdca64). For more information about the RWDCA membership and activities, visit

Spring and State Show Meeting Tuesday, November 15 – 11 am TM

WHA Office - 902 8th Avenue, Baraboo or conference call - 800.326.0013, pin #9367 We will be having a Spring and State Show meeting for all committee members and exhibitors that participated in our two shows this past year, regardless of breed. We will host the meeting at the office in Baraboo at 11 am as it seems to be the most central location for everyone from around the state. We will also have the teleconference line available for those that cannot travel as well. We value your input as members/exhibitors and want to continue to strength your experience at the Alliant Energy grounds for years to come. If you have thoughts or ideas on improvements for 2017, please bring those with you to the meeting! Some offered advice at the shows in regards to show flow and other items so we want to discuss further. We had nearly 500 head total at State Show across the three breeds which made for a great quality event! Please contact Larry Nelson with questions, 1-800-223-4269 or

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District 3 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The December issue will feature District 6 - Dane, Green, Kenosha, Racine, Rock and Walworth counties.

Crawford County

2016 Adult Membership: 25; Jr. Membership: 13

Grant County

2016 Adult Membership: 74; Jr. Membership: 22 Adult Association officers - President: Dan Steffensmeier; Vice President: Craig Pagenkopf; Secretary: Ashley Mergen; Treasurer: Kim Esser; Directors: Alan Errthum & Jaime Noble; Junior Advisors: Troy & Jaime Noble. The Grant County Holstein Breeders met in January for their annual meeting. Dennis Noble was awarded the Service Award for his many dedicated years as the dairy superintendent at the county fair and contributions to the Holstein association. Charlie Moore was recognized as the 2016 Scholarship recipient and Jaime Noble was elected to the board of directors. The juniors are a small but enthusiastic group with some older members that have been very active and will be graduating soon and a group of young members that enjoy dairy bowl, showing and the other junior convention activities. Charlie Hamilton was recognized at the 2016 Junior Convention as the Outstanding Holstein Boy. Drew Noble was a YDJM and Ainsley Noble was a 12 & Under Recognition winner. Kenadee and Kaelyn Weigel entered several photos in the photography contest and both placed in the Essay contest.

Iowa County

2016 Adult Membership: 59; Jr. Membership: 29 Adult Association officers - President: Angela Davis Brown; Vice President: Mark Weier; Secretary/Treasurer: James Parish; Directors: Shayla Danz, Mike Brokish, Erik Gilbertson and Sean Brown. Junior Association officers - President: Jake Brokish; Vice President: Kari Brokish; Secretary: Anastasia Dannenberg; Reporter: Zach Tolzman. The Iowa County Holstein Breeders met in April for a bowling and pizza party with elections held afterwards. Our members participated in the District 3 Holstein Show, WI Championship Show and the Iowa County Fair.

Lafayette County

2016 Adult Membership: 65; Jr. Membership: 24 Adult Association officers - President: Mike Van Schyndle; Vice President: Bill Calvert; Secretary: Stacey Balbach; Treasurer: Amanda Williams; Directors: Marcia DeBuhr, Cody Carpenter & Roberta Buss. Junior Association officers - President: Logan Voigts; Vice President: Maria Balbach; Secretary: Madison Calvert; Treasurer: Emma Buss. The annual banquet is coming up on November 16 where we will recognize breeder and production awards. The juniors of Lafayette County will be recognized for their activites and successes over the last year. To wrap up our banquet we have a small auction of baked goods and crafts for the juniors. During this 2016 year, the Lafayette County Junior  Holsteins Association was very busy promoting and learning about the dairy industry.  From talks at schools, to farm visits, and attending Junior Convention, we learned lots of new information this year and helped teach others, too. Speaking of Junior Convention, last year our  association was represented very well in the dairy bowl, dairy jeopardy, and speaking competitions. We had a Rookie Dairy Bowl team with Maverick Voigts and Morgan VanSchnydle. We had two junior teams, one with Madison and McKenzie Calvert from Lafayette County; and the other team with Payton VanSchnydle and Payton Calvert. We also had one senior team with Emma Buss, Logan Voigts, and Maria Balbach. Several of our members also took part in the first WI Junior Holstein Championship Show. Emma Buss won the Senior Showmanship division at the state contest with other members who placed in the top ten being:  Payton Calvert, Madison Calvert, and McKenzie Calvert. We are proud to have Logan Voigts as the Southwest JAC. Along with helping at State Fair, Logan Voigts received the George Barlass Award. Lafayette County Junior Holstein Association has had an 12–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2016

outstanding year!

Richland County

2016 Adult Membership: 24; Jr. Membership: 11 Junior Association officers - President: Zach Nelson; Vice President: Logan Turgasen; Secretary: Brock Nelson; Treasurer: Calli Storms; Directors: Wyatt Storms, Darin Nelson, Delaney Turgasen and Landon Turgasen. Each year the highlights of the Richland County Junior Holstein members is the state Junior Convention. Our small group has great participation in the contests. Everyone enjoys the activities and friendships made at the convention. The juniors are looking forward to the upcoming convention.

Fourth Annual Iowa County All-Breeds Futurity Draws Record Crowd

Formal attire and pretty bovines will draw a big crowd. The fourth Annual Iowa County All-Breeds Futurity was held Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the Iowa County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Iowa County Fair and drew a crowd that left standing room only. Thirteen two-year olds paraded in the ring representing five breeds. With prize money totaling more than $1700, exhibitors brought their best competing for the top prize. Ryan Weigel of Platteville served as the judge for this exciting show in Mineral Point. Impressively, the top four placings were claimed by four different breeds. The Champion entry with prize money totaling $375 came from Gildale Holsteins, Hollendale. Gildale Atwood Barbo is a VG-87 Junior 2-year-old and was also the Bred & Owned winner. Reserve Champion honors went to the entry from Pine-Vally Farm, Mineral Point. PVF Allstar Razz, a VG-86 Junior 2-year-old Jersey, took home $275 in prize winnings. She was also awarded the Best Udder award. In third place was the high placing Ayrshire, Family Af-Ayr L Madison, exhibited by Glenmar-Dale Farm, Stitzer. Finishing off the top four slots, was the Milking Shorthorn entry also from Pine-Valley Farm, Corstar PVF Lir Love Bird-EXP-ET. Show highlights are listed below. Show sponsorship includes Cow Sponsor: Reddy Ag Service, Stitzer; Yearling Sponsors: Vita Plus-Dodgeville Agri-Service, Agrall Dairy Systems, Inc., Farmers Savings Bank, Mound City Bank, Dodgeville Farm & Fleet, Ivey Construction Inc., Tony’s Tap and Thousand Hills Embryo Transfer Service, Inc; and Calf Level sponsors were Livingston State Bank and Military Ridge Veterinary Service. For more information on this event open to any dairy exhibitors (junior and open) at the Iowa County Fair email First payment entries for the 2018 show are due March 15, 2017. First Place Junior: Glenmar-Dale Verbatim Tiana (Jersey); shown by Cheyenne Hughey Best Dressed Junior: Kylie Esser showing Hi-Lo-Valley DB Hazel (Holstein) Best Dressed Female: Rebecca Steffes showing Corstar PVF Lir Love Bird-EXP-ET (Milking Shorthorn) Best Dressed Male: Mark Brown showing Family Af-Ayr Dare to Dream (Ayrshire)

Left to right: Judge Ryan Weigel, Leah James holding PVF Allstar Razz, Brenda Gilbertson holding Gildale Atwood Barbo and Molly Hendrickson, Iowa County Fairest of the Fair

Gildale Advent

Primrose eX-95

Advent x eX-91 Cousteau x VG-88 Leader x Ultimate Pala eX-94 GMD

She’s now EX-95! We have been breeding cows for a long time and this is a grand slam! Congratulations to Second Look Holsteins and Nick Schuster for developing Primrose after purchasing her in the 2008 Gildale & Company sale. This cow family has many more champions in the making at Gildale and other herds. Another one hitting 1,000 is Duckett Ross Pamela, the winning 150,000 lb. Cow of the International Holstein Show 2016 - congratulations to Mike & Julie Duckett! Pamela’s dam is a full sister to Primrose’s dam. The Iowa-Hills prefix was a syndicate between Gildale, Dick Reeson, Jim Parish and the late Jack Weier.

Gildale A-Jack


AppleJack x eX-90 Advent x eX-94 roy tabitha (below) x eX-92 Mason • 3rd & 1st Jr. Winter Calf, MW Spring r&W Show • 4th & 2nd Jr. Winter Calf, District 8 Show

Truffle is proudly Junior owned by Nicole Wright, Johnson Creek. We are thrilled for the Wright family’s enthusiasm and success! Tabitha, the black beauty, is recently fresh at 12 years of age with a deep roster of daughters and granddaughters. Tabitha's offspring are a sure hit every time.

Breeding cattle is like baseball. We are always hoping for a home run, but a base hit is all we need. Those base hits can lead to great significance. We root for the home team being avid Wisconsin sports fans, but have appreciated following the Cubs this season. Now onto the next season... join us for the Gildale Deer Hunt! Anyone is welcome!

Gildale Holsteins Mark, Erik, Brenda, Makenna, Elise & Naydeen Gilbertson 605 First Ave., Hollandale, WI • • BAA: 110.1% Mark 608.574.8107 • Erik 608.574.1031 • Brenda 608.574.2855

Bring energy home! We love serving our team and helping them achieve wins. Big and small - we celebrate. Make sure the things that matter become the priority of your day. Erik & Brenda, AdvoCare Independent Distributors

International Protein Sires (IPS) Recently Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Over 100 domestic and international dairy producers, sales representatives, bull owners, dairy industry representatives, business affiliates and employees gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of International Protein Sires (IPS), a division of Our Help, Inc. Domestic and international sales representatives and dairy producers met for several days. For some international visitors, this was their first visit to the United States. Activities included touring dairy farms, workshops on various topics related to genomics, using available tools as well as sales training for the sales representatives. Evenings allowed participants to enjoy beautiful Wisconsin scenery and opportunities to meet participants from other areas of the world. The 25th Anniversary Celebration culminated with a barbeque at the home of Ron and Nelly Sersland, current owners of IPS. Special guests include family members of Marlowe Nelson and Alvin Piper, the two men who originally formed IPS. “What was very important to me was to have so many people who have been part of the great success IPS has achieved in attendance,” said Ron Sersland, IPS President. “I appreciated looking over the guests, many who traveled great distances to be present, and recalling how each person has contributed to helping build the company to its current level. It was deeply meaningful to me that so many people could be part of this great celebration.” At the final celebration, Sersland recognized three sales representatives who have been involved with IPS from the very beginning. Naming these people his “dream team,” Sersland recognized Everett Benedict, Burlington, Wis., Bob Johnson, Viroqua, Wis., and Paul Solum, Spring Grove, Minn., for their part in IPS’ success. A common thread between these three men is their excellent people skills as well as their desire to assist customers breed better cows. They help dairy breeders correctly use IPS bulls within their herds. Everett Benedict has bred over 200 excellent cows. The same care he uses in mating his herd is transferred to assisting the customers he serves. At 90-years-young, Bob Johnson continues to serve a select group of customers with the same energy and passion he has for years.

Holstein breeder Paul Solum developed a customer base from scratch. Today, assists nearly 400 customers with their mating decisions. Sersland acknowledged that IPS is certainly not the largest company that offers semen to dairy producers. What makes IPS unique are the company’s breed-leading genetics in tandem with unique genetic offerings. In addition, the relationships that have developed over the years: relationships with breeders, sale representatives, housing and transportation companies, as well as many others. “Relationships with everyone affiliated with IPS is a core foundation of the company,” Sersland concluded. “For your role in our success, thank you.” For more information on IPS, please contact IPS at 800-5427593 or

Guests from around the world and the United States gathered at the home of Ron and Nelly Sersland, owners of International Protein Sires (IPS) to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary. Three sales representatives have been involved with IPS since the very beginning. They are pictured with current IPS President Ron Sersland, pictured on the left. Dream Team members include Paul Solum, Everett Benedict and Bob Johnston as well as 20-year IPS employee Eric Taylor.

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Out with the Old. .

Cows that sold in our 2012 sale that are now Excellent:

Double-D Mr Burns Jess-ET EX-94 Reserve Grand Champion, 2013 NAILE Junior Show ~ Her daughters: Luck-E Ladd Jamaca-ET, EX-90 & Luck-E Ladd Jubilee-ET, EX-92 ~ 9th & 10th generation Excellents

Wade is the newest generation at Double-D.

• Double-D Mr Burns Jess-ET EX-94 – purchased by Luck-E Holsteins, IL; currently owned by Four Hills Farm, VT • Double-D Shottle Elma-ET EX-90 - purchased by Luck-E Holsteins, IL • Double-D Braveheart Majest EX-90 - purchased by Richard Jordan; currently owned by Country Aire Farms, WI • Double-D Touchdown May-Red EX-90 - purchased by Andy Sell, WI • Double-D Atwood Eva EX-90 - purchased by Stone Front Farms, WI • Double-D Lin Jet Fay-ET EX-90 - purchased by Moorclose Holsteins, WI • Double- D Burns Lucy EX-92 - purchased by Makers Acres, WI • Double-D Gold Wimpy-ET EX-90 - purchased by Kamps Hollow, WI; currently owned by Double-D Holsteins • Indianhead Adolph Brine-ET EX-90 - purchased by Kari Brokish, WI

in with the New.. The barn is full with another group of Excellent cows!

• JimDandy Destry Gossip-Red EX-90 • Double-D Braxton Maddie EX-91 • Pfaffs-WO Sid Ruthless EX-90 • Voigtscrest Shottle Ninja EX-90 • Kishholm Damion Victoria EX-90 • Double-D Gold Wimpy-ET EX-90 • Mil-R-Mor Reality Desi EX-90 • Harms-Home Friday EX-92 • Crescentmead Lheros Perky EX-93

Harms-Home Friday EX-92

Still here at 14 years of age and making embryos!

D Holsteins DDouble-D Robert & Nancy Carns Est. 1964

Scott, Amanda & Wade Williams

25817 Dry Bone Rd., Cuba City, WI 53807 608.778.5624

After 53 years, the farm will be under new ownership by Scott and Amanda starting January 1. They will continue the tradition of excellence at Double-D Holsteins. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2016-15

2016 World Dairy Expo Results

Following are the Wisconsin animals and members that placed in the top 10 at World Dairy Expo. For complete results, visit the World Dairy Expo website at

International Junior Holstein Show Spring Calf

2nd Siemers Slmn Glamr Girl-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 6th Siemers Dman Glam-Dream-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 7th Pfaffsway DM Little Leeza-ET, Larissa & Olivia Pfaff and Kole & Beau Trapp, Alma Center 8th Titletown Soloman Harper-ET, Brianne, Reid & Brooklyn Vandoske and Jess Mullikin, Cleveland 9th Pfaffsway DM Laugh Everyday-ET, Larissa & Olivia Pfaff, Alma Center

Winter Calf

4th 6th

Tree-Hayven Integral Declan, Aaliyah Borchert, Auburndale Siemers Blake Whipping-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 7th Ms Kress-Hill EJ Allyson-ET, Gage Lisowe, Owen & Kendyll Kress and James Jens, Newton 10th Siemers Blake Scarleta-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Fall Calf 7th

Oakfield Brokaw Thelma-ET, Jacob, Logan & Madison Harbaugh, Marion 9th WI Fischerdale Gchip Empire, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona 10th Berryridge Doorman Edna, Elizabeth, Nicole, Zach, Eliza & Ava Endres, Waunakee

Summer Yearling

2nd (JrB&O) Black-Rock Doorman Deb 001, Alek Krueger, De Pere 3rd East River Gold Deb 321-ET, Brianne, Reid & Brooklyn Vandoske and Jess Mullikin, Cleveland 5th River-Bridge Brokaw Truffel, Coltin & McKenna Coffeen and Braelyn Ott, De Pere 7th Budjon-JK Atwood Excite, Benjamin Buske & Paul Grulke, Brownsville 8th Budjon-Vail Gldchip Elenore, Benjamin Buske, Brownsville

Reserve Junior Champion

Damibel Airlift Marisa, Noah Bilz, Dorchester

Yearling in Milk 5th 6th


Junior 2 Year Old 3rd 7th 9th

5th 7th 8th

6th 7th 8th 9th

Joliam R Penny 4741-ET, Jessica & Nicole Pralle, Humbird River-Bridge Brokaw Shadow, Coltin & McKenna Coffeen and Braelyn Ott, De Pere Desperle Breeze Atwood, Melissa Sprecher, Sauk City Kellercrest Mont Lizbeth-ET, Kimberly Keller, Mt. Horeb

Fall Yearling

5th 6th 7th 9th

Ridgedale-LS Anxious, Clayton & Cole Mahlkuch, Juda Hillpine DS Night Moves, Megan Lauber, Union Grove Gerrits Wndbrk Belletoria-ET, Marie & Megan Zillges, Larsen Siemers Corvette Ashlyn-ET, Jacob, Logan & Madison Harbaugh, Marion

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Ryan-Vu Gchip Claudette-ET, Joshua & Joseph Opsal, Blue Mounds Siemers Wood Ashlynn-ET, Noah Bilz, Dorchester Milgene Big Red Jezolantern, Courtney Ewert, Watertown

Junior 3 Year Old 1st


Winter Yearling

(JrB&O) Mead-Manor Abs Adrian-ET, Mike & Megan Moede, Algoma Crescentmead Win Rachel-ET, Carly, Erin & Emily Strauss, Lake Mills Moorclose Atwood Wren, Madison, McKenzie & Payton Calvert, Cuba City

Senior 2 Year Old

Spring Yearling

Damibel Airlift Marisa, Noah Bilz, Dorchester 4th Crave Atwood Anna 9121-ET, Roseanne Crave, Waterloo 9th Excellent GC Risk It All, Ben Buske, Hartford 10th Titletown Brokaw Harley-ET, Abigail, Evan & Austin Martin, Edgerton

Paulsoncrest Defiant Jersey, Emma Paulson, Columbus Holbric Dickey Shadow, Tessa & Stella Schmocker, Callie & Conway Krohlow, Whitewater Quad-R Attic Majesty-ET, Ryan Smith, Monticello


(Best Udder) Mapel Wood Windhammer Elegance, Whitney Ebert, Algoma Go-Sho Like A Rolling Stone, Tessa & Stella Schmocker, Whitewater

Senior 3 Year Old

4th 8th

Sipka Destry Sheba-ET, Kenton Parish Carpenter, Ixonia Frisle-Vue Goldsun Ipod, Allissa Frisle and Makenna Lentz, Prairie Farm 9th Budjon-JK Damion Eklipse-ET, Lindsey Sarbacker, Edgerton 10th Harmony-Mist Windbrook Reba, Bethany Marcks, Black Creek

Reserve Intermediate Champion

Mapel Wood Windhammer Elegance, Whitney Ebert, Algoma

4 Year Old 1st

5th 7th

(Best Udder) Jobo Seaver Ainsley, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Siemers Atwood Monalisa, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton Rob-Cri Atlantic Beehive, Jason Kearns, Rudolph


and D & K Nickels, Ixonia Crescentmead Sweet Pea-Red, Milk Source & Grady Wendorf, Ixonia

Spring Yearling 1st

4th 6th 7th

Intermediate Champions 5 Year Old 1st

(Best Udder) Kingsmill Atwood Allison-ET, Whitney Ebert, Algoma 2nd Milksource Durham Giggle-ET, Chloe Vosters, Kaukauna 7th Go-Sho Miss Independent-ET, Tessa & Stella Schmocker, Whitewater 8th Budjon-JK Snchx Debbie-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

6 Year Old & Older 6th

Stanhope Laureen Sanchez-ET, Ryan Smith, Monticello

150,000 lb. Cow

2nd Siemers Goldwyn Galaxy-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 3rd Smith-Crest-TS SH Virgie-ET, Paul Grulke, Watertown 4th Ourway Anticipation Nora, Hailey Raymond, Brooklyn

International Red & White Show Spring Calf 7th Forest-Ridge Absl March-Red, Lynn & Sara Harbaugh and Kurt & Sarah Loehr, Marion Winter Calf

8th 9th

(B&O) Booth-Haven Lady In-Red-ET, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth Siemers About Greta-Red-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton (1st Jr) Lake-Breeze Delight-Red-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia (2nd Jr) Milgene Just Be Cuz-Red-ET, Benjamin Buske, Brownsville Milksource Dft Lexus-Red-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna Oakfield Add Sable-Red-ET, Shawon Vande Zande, Waupun

Winter Yearling 1st

(1st Jr) Lyn-Vale Cherry Wine-RedET, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth 2nd Sunspark Armani Disco-Red, Brown Star Farm, LLC, Gillett 3rd (B&O) Milksource Dnt Talia-Red-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna 5th (2nd Jr) Forest-Ridge A Mopsy-Red, J, L & M Harbaugh and A & A Loehr, Marion 8th Willows Edge Real Mink-Red, Bonnie Van Dyk, New Richmond

Fall Yearling

2nd (B&O) Milk Source Wire Racket-Red, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna 5th (2nd Jr) Overland AJ Graffitti-Red, McKenna & Coltin Coffeen, De Pere 9th Any-Day Hercules Trixie-Red, Andrew Hetke, Michael Schmitt & Austin Asche, Reedsburg


(B&O) Milksource L Trouble-Red-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna 7th (2nd Jr) Siemers Awesome Great-Red, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton 8th (3rd Jr) Lyn-Vale AJ Paisley-Red, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth 9th (4th Jr) Bella-On-Q Lotsofluv-Red-ET, J & L Harbaugh and M, A & N Zimmerman, Marion 10th (5th Jr) Mauk-E-Way Dft Kylie-Red-ET, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth

Fall Calf

2nd (B&O) Ms Apple Andringa-Red-ET, Mike Deaver, Edgerton 3rd Brook-Corner Deft Tango-Red, Austen Schmidt, Cascade 4th Siemers Lotus Jubba-Red-ET, Siemers Holsteins Farm Inc., Newton 6th (2nd Jr) Cleland Defiant Kailene-Red, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth 10th (3rd Jr) Siemers Lotus Jubah-Red-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Junior Champion of the Junior Show

Lyn-Vale Cherry Wine-Red-ET, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth

Summer Yearling 1st

(B&O) Milksource A Trinket-Red-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna 2nd Cow-Palace Apple TrixieRed, San-Ron Holsteins, Sheboygan 8th (2nd Jr) Crescentmead-DF Tink-Red, G & L Wendorf

Junior Champion of the Show

Booth-Haven Lady In-Red-ET, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2016-17

Junior Best 3 Females 1st

Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna

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

Yearling in Milk 1st

3rd 7th

(B&O, Best Udder) Sunnyside Candy Heztry-Red, Sunnyside Dairy Farms, Valders Ms Absolutely Careless-Red, Jamie Judd & Mike Deaver, Reedsburg (2nd Jr) Intense Absolute Twitty-Red-ET, Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Watertown

Reserve Intermediate Champion of the Junior Show V-View Destry Merlot-Red-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia

Junior 2 Year Old 1st

3rd 4th 5th 6th 8th 9th

(Best Udder) Heatherstone Redhot-Red, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna (B&O) Milksource Barb LoveRed-ET, Mik Source LLC, Kaukauna Cleland Absltly Awesome-Red, Jason Cleland, Clinton Wildweed Ladd Margarita, Budjon Farms, Lomira Rynearson Rainy Razzy-Red, Don Rynearson, Watertown Sunny-Valley Foxy-Red-ET, Wayne DeBuhr, Sun Prairie Sunny-Valley Lic Froggy-Red-ET, Wayne DeBuhr, Sun Prairie

Senior 2 Year Old 3rd 4th

Greenlea A Care-Red-ETS, Milksource Genetics & Pierre Boulet, Kaukauna (Prod.) Miss Hot Mama-Red-ET, Majestic View, Connery, Shore, Crailoo Dairy & Smith-Crest, Sun Prairie

Red & White Futurity

(Best Udder) Miss Apple Snapple-Red-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna 2nd V-View Destry Merlot-Red-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia 3rd (B&O) Cleland Cntndr Aliya-Red-ET, Jason Cleland, Clinton 4th Willows-Edge Des Matrix-Red, Bonnie Van Dyk, New Richmond 5th Heatherstone Rhinestone-Red, Chase Holschbach, Baraboo 6th Booth-Haven Classy Lady-Red, Cole, Ava & Campbell Booth, Plymouth

Intermediate Champion

Heatherstone Redhot-Red, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna

Reserve Intermediate Champion

Underwood Dusk Jazz-Red, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna

4 Year Old 1st


3rd 4th


Junior 3 Year Old

2nd (Best Udder) Miss Apple Snapple-Red-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna 3rd Trinal Barbwire Kelly-Red, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna 6th (B&O, Prod.) Miss Apple Aria-Red-ET, Apple Partners, Edgerton 9th (1st Jr) V-View Destry Merlot-Red-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia 10th Morrill Heztry Clover-Red, Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia

Senior 3 Year Old 1st

Underwood Dusk Jazz-Red, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna 6th Rosedale Rumor Has It-RedET, Rosedale Genetics Ltd., Oxford 9th Milksource Redbrst Alma-Red, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna 10th (2nd Jr) Warmka Chris Leah 1441-Red, Brad & Danielle Warmka, Fox Lake 18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2016

(B&O, Best Udder) Crescentmead Sweetie Pie-Red, Milk Source & Grady Wendorf, Ixonia Rokey-Benfer R CutieRed-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna (1st Jr) Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf and Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Ixonia (Prod.) Milksource Dty Tanya-Red-ET, Cathryn & Christopher Gunst, Pine River

5 Year Old

2nd (Prod.) Rosedale Lucky-Rose-Red, Rosedale Genetics Ltd., Oxford 7th (1st Jr) Siemers Destry Sunny-RedET, Gage Lisowe, Owen & Kendyll Kress and James Jens, Newton

Aged Cow

2nd (B&O, Prod.) Hilrose Advent AnnaRed, Joseph Brantmeier, Sherwood

125,000 lb. Cow 6th

Dupasquier Contender Wh-Red-ET, Heatherstone Enterprises, Inc., Baraboo

Senior Best 3 Females

1st Jim & Vicky Cleland, Clinton 2nd Wayne DeBuhr, Sun Prairie

Produce of Dam

1st Jason Cleland, Clinton 2nd Cathryn & Christopher Gunst, Pine River 4th Wayne DeBuhr, Sun Prairie

Dam & Daughter

1st Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia 2nd Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia

Junior 2 Year Old

(Best Udder) Trefle Chassep Doorman-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna 9th K-Land Kilo Black Diamond, Black Diamond Partners, Sun Prairie 10th Hell-Yeah Dempsey Berry, Budjon Farms & Peter Vail, Lomira


Senior 2 Year Old 1st

Senior & Grand Champion of the Junior Show

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

(Best Udder) Lingle Gold Freaky Girl-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira 7th Santschi Aftershock Holiday, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira 8th Hillpine B Anya-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna 9th Duckett G Chip Tokyo-ET, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph 10th Duckett Sid Tizz, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph (Prod.) Ryan-Vu Gchip Claudette-ET, Joshua & Joseph Opsal, Blue Mounds

Holstein Futurity

2nd Hillpine Stone Fever, Lintvedt, Soules & Davis, Sun Prairie 3rd Cameron-Ridge Gold Chip Lea, Austin Nauman, Norwalk

Reserve Grand Champion

Heatherstone Redhot-Red, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna

Premier Breeder & Exhibitor Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna

State Herd 1st


International Holstein Show Spring Calf 5th 8th

Pfaffsway DM Little Leeza-ET, Larissa & Olivia Pfaff and Kole & Beau Trapp, Alma Center Siemers Slmn Glmr Girl-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Winter Calf 6th

Milksource Doorman Chex-ET, Milk Source & Alan Kruse, Kaukauna 8th Tree-Hayven Integral Declan, Aaliyah Borchert, Auburndale 10th Siemers Blake Whipping-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Summer Yearling 1st


Comestar Holiday Goldwyn, Majestic View Genetics, R Hetts, R Shore, R Connery, Sun Prairie Edie Gold Evening-ET, Whitney Ebert, Algoma

WDE International Futurity Champion

Miss Apple Snapple-Red-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna

Junior 3 Year Old 7th

Mapel Wood Windhammer Elegance, Whitney Ebert, Algoma

Senior 3 Year Old 3rd 5th 6th

(Prod.) Arolene Goldwyn Divine, Rosedale Genetics & Dan Hovden, Oxford Beaverbrock Goldwyn Zoey-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna (B&O) Harvue Atwood Ginger, Mike & Julie Duckett and John Hardesty & Sons, Rudolph

Spring Yearling 9th

Jeffrey-Way Tamelian, Jeff & Kate Hendrickson, Belleville

Winter Yearling 7th

Tree-Hayven Moregold Design, Adam Borchert, Auburndale

Fall Yearling 5th

Jacobs Goldwyn Buttershot-ET, Tim, Barb & Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac

Yearling in Milk

2nd Arethusa Daryl Sienna, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna 4th Comestar Hopra Atwood, Budjon Farms & Peter Vail, Lomira 5th Butlerview Atw Ariel-ET, Mike Deaver, Edgerton 6th Ms Apple Atarah-ET, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna 9th Duckett-Harvue Fantasy-TW, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph

Intermediate Champion

Lingle Gold Freaky Girl-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2016-19

4 Year Old

2nd (Best Udder) TK-Plain View Ripley, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna

5 Year Old

2nd Weeks Dundee Anika, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna 3rd Brackleyfarm Chelios Cheerio, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna 4th (Prod.) Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn-ET, Woodmansee, Abbott, Van Exel, Budjon & Vail, Lomira 5th Petitclerc Sid Sunkiss, Sunkiss Syndicate, Lomira 7th Charwill Attic Marcy, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna

6 Year Old & Older

4th 5th 8th

Lovhill Goldwyn Katrysha, Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna Blondin Goldwyn Subliminal-ETS, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira (Prod.) Laidlawn Sanchez Gemini, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph

World Dairy Expo Showmanship & Fitting Contests Fitting Contest - Intermediate Female 1. Melissa Sprecher, Sauk City, Wis. 2. Hannah Nelson, Ellsworth, Wis. Fitting Contest - Intermediate Male 1. Grant Fremstad, Westby, Wis. 4. Benjamin Kronberg, Milton, Wis. 5. Alek Krueger, Hazel Green, Wis. Fitting Contest - Senior Female 2. Olivia Brandenburg, Fort Atkinson, Wis. 4. Emma Weisensel, Waunakee, Wis. Fitting Contest - Senior Male 2. Austin Nauman, Norwalk, Wis. 4. Benjamin Powers, Menomonie, Wis.

150,000 lb. Cow 1st

5th 6th

(B&O, Best Udder) Duckett Ross Pamela, Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph Milksource Goldwyn Africa-ET, Budjon Farms & Peter & Lyn Vail, Lomira Siemers Goldwyn Galaxy-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton

Best 3 Females

2nd Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph

Premier Exhibitor

Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna

Junior Showmanship 1. Natalie Roe, Monticello, Wis. 2. Jacob Harbaugh, Marion, Wis. 9. Aaliyah Borchert, Auburndale, Wis.

Premier Breeder

Duckett Holsteins, Rudolph

State Herd

1st Wisconsin

2016 Show Summary

Total Attendance: 74,572 Total Number of Dairy Cattle Housed On Grounds: 2,434 Breakdown of Cattle Represented: Ayrshire – 320 Brown Swiss – 377 Guernsey – 217 Jersey – 418 Red & White – 249 Milking Shorthorn – 213 Holstein Total – 640 (244 Junior and 396 Open) Total Number of Dairy Cattle Exhibitors: 1,778 from 37 U.S. States, 9 Canadian provinces and 1 Mexican State World Classic 2016 Holstein Sale: Total Sales: $1,364,100 Lots: 44 Highest Lot: $270,000

Sale Average: $31,002

Intermediate Showmanship 4. Dawson Nickels, Watertown, Wis.

Herdsmanship Awards Zone Winner: Budjon Farms, Lomira, Wis. Daily Winner: Friday – Majestic View Genetics, Sun Prairie, Wis. Saturday – Rosedale Genetics, Oxford, Wis.

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Senior Showmanship 3. Karlee Ketelboeter, Dane, Wis. 6. Olivia Brandenburg, Fort Atkinson, Wis. 10. Paul Grulke, Mayville, Wis.

Cybil Fisher


Candy Heztry-Red

VG-86 at 2-01

1st place Fall Yearing in Milk, International Red & White Show 2016 ~ Heztry x Sunnyside Carma Destin-Red EX-90

Todd & Susan Borgwardt Family 12629 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Farm: 920.758.3440 Todd: 920.973.1497 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2016-21

Celebrating the Wisconsin Champions! Wisconsin Holstein breeders dominated the International Red and White Holstein Show at this year’s World Dairy Expo, and the Booth family of Booth-Haven Holsteins kicked off the heifer show in a big way with a pair of Junior Champion heifers in both the Junior and Open shows that complete four generations of All-American or Junior All-American Red and White breeding.

Booth-Haven Lady In-Red-ET Junior Champion, International Red & White Show

The Junior Champion homebred heifer, Booth-Haven Lady InRed-ET, was named first place Red and White spring yearling before claiming top heifer honors. She is a daughter of Booth-Haven Classy Lady-Red, VG-86, the Reserve All-American and Junior AllAmerican Red and White Winter Yearling in 2014. Her next dams are Milksource Cndr Lynn-Red, EX-90, then Wilstar-RS TLT Limited-Red, EX-94, both Junior All-American contenders in their own right. Lynn has been a founding cow for the Booth family, and they were attracted to her strong pedigree and type as a potential brood dam. Lady In-Red was nominated Junior All-American and Junior AllWisconsin Red & White Spring Calf in 2015. Her most recent show season awarded her Champion Jr Bred & Owned of the Midwest Spring Show, Honorable Mention Junior Champion of the Wisconsin State Fair Red & White Show, Reserve Bred & Owned of the Wisconsin Junior State Fair Red & White Show and HM Junior Champion of the Sheboygan County Fair. The WDE Junior Champion is due in late March with a heifer calf by Circle-Ridge Afluent-Red and is now owned by Tim & Sharyn Abbott, Michael Heath, and Barclay Phoenix. The Booth family is excited to have sisters by Anahiem and Avalanche, and they will be flushing her dam in the near future to Addiction, Avalanche and Jordy.

Lyn-Valley Cherry Wine-Red Junior Champion, International Red & White Junior Show

The second heifer from Booth-Haven that brought the wowfactor to the colored shavings was Lyn-Vale Cherry Wine-Red, the first place winter yearling and Junior Champion of the Junior International Red and White Show. Her dam, Lyn-Vale Chilipepper, VG-88, was nominated All-American Red and White Spring Yearling in 2008, and was Ava Booth’s first Red and White March calf in 2007 when she was just three years old. Cherry Wine was a late January heifer that the Booths really liked because of her style and Ava decided to make her a special project. CherryWine was nominated Junior All-American Red & White Winter Calf in 2015 and was the Reserve Junior All-Wisconsin Winter Calf. Her most recent show season landed her Honorable Mention Junior Champion 22–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2016

at the Wisconsin State Championship Red and White Junior Show and first Winter Yearling at the Wisconsin State Fair. Cherry Wine is due in early March with a bull calf. She will be housed at Lyn-Vale and the Booth family is excited for the 2017 show season. Her dam is currently on a flush program and has other daughters by Absolute, Avalanche, Barbwire and Lotus. Booth-Haven Holsteins was established in 2007 when the Booth family first borrowed a couple of calves for that year’s show season. It was then that their family’s passion grew, leading to building a new barn in 2010 and working more closely with neighboring farms; Lyn-Vale, Scenic-Edge, Hanke Farms and Mauk-E-Way. Booth-Haven Holsteins is founded in faith, family and friends and consists of 15 heifers and cows on 37 acres of land north of Plymouth. The small farm is owned and run by Chris and Courtney and their four children – Cole 15; Ava 12; Campbell 10 and Royce 5. In addition, Chris is a large animal veterinarian at Dairy Doctors Veterinary Services in Plymouth and Courtney leads their AdvoCare business out of their home. The Booth family has been involved in showing Red & White Holsteins at World Dairy Expo since 2010. In that short time, they have earned a total of eighteen Junior All-American nominations which include: one Reserve All-American, two Junior All-Americans, one Reserve Junior All-American, one High Honorable Mention Junior All-American to date. In addition, the children have earned three junior showmanship championships and one reserve junior showmanship champion honor at World Dairy Expo. Chris and Courtney are “most proud of how hard the kids work with their animals and feel blessed that they are able to see how that hard work can pay off whether it is in the show ring or through life experiences.” When looking at the breeding decisions made at Booth-Haven Holsteins, the primary focus is on Red & Whites. The Booth family works to remain involved in strong cow families with multiple generations of excellent cows. At Booth-Haven Holsteins, the motto is “Helping God grow and develop great kids and great cows.” It has been that dedicated focus and hard-work everyday that has brought the family success in life as well as in the showring with their beautiful Red & Whites. A huge part of the Booth family’s success can be attributed to the people they surround themselves with each day.

Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET Senior and Grand Champion, International Red & White Junior Show Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET, EX-93 (94-MS), is the Destry daughter of Silvermine Adv Tally-Red, EX-93. Purchased as a calf

in the Milksource Tag Sale, Tammy has had an outstanding career in the show ring for Dodge County junior members Dawson and Kylie Nickels and Grady and Lane Wendorf. At this year’s International Red and White Junior Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo, Tammy was named Senior and Grand Champion of the Junior Show. Tammy’s impressive list of winnings include All-American and Junior All-American nominations in the Red and White breed in each year since 2012. Last year was a fantastic year for Tammy and the Nickels and Wendorf families, as she was the WHA Futurity winner, Supreme Champion at the WI State Fair, first senior three at the Royal Winter Fair, Intermediate Champion and Honorable Mention Grand Champion of the Junior Red and White Show at World Dairy Expo, Reserve All-Canadian Red and White, and Unanimous Junior AllAmerican Red and White Senior Three-Year-Old. Tammy has a milking Sympatico daughter at Crescentmead Holsteins, and her summer yearling, Crescentmead-DF Tink, was Reserve Junior All-Wisconsin and second in the Junior Show at World Dairy Expo. In addition, Tammy has a son by Redneck at the farm, and she is currently on an IVF program. Tammy is due to calve again in June 2017.

V-View Destry Merlot-Red-ET Reserve Intermediate Champion & HM Grand Champion, International Red & White Junior Show

The Wendorf family had not one, but two cows that made their way to the top of the pack in this year’s Junior Red and White Show at World Dairy Expo. V-View Destry Merlot, VG-86, was named Reserve Intermediate Champion and Honorable Mention Grand of the Junior Show for Grady and Lane Wendorf. Merlot is another Destry daughter from V-View Redliner Madison, EX-92, from the James Edvick herd of Boyd, Wis. She was purchased privately as a calf, and was just 12 days fresh when she won her accolades at this year’s World Dairy Expo show. She has a summer yearling heifer at the farm sired by Crescentmead Hitman (Redburst x Miss Real Hot-Red), and the Wendorf family hopes to breed her back for the 2017 season. Another young cow with a tremendous show record, Merlot was Nominated Junior All-American Red and White Spring Calf, Spring Yearling, and Junior Two-Year-Old. She was also the Junior AllWisconsin Red and White Junior Two-Year-Old, and Reserve Junior All-American. Crescentmead is owned and operated by Troy and Sarah Wendorf. They have two boys, Grady, age 13, and Lane, age 8. Troy’s brother, Todd, is the herdsman, and his family includes wife Christa, Landon, age 6, and Mylie, age 3. Troy and Todd’s parents, Niles and Carolyn, are also still active with the farm. The Crescentmead herd includes 40 head of milking animals,

with several Red and White or Red Carrier. Cows are bred for type, and the Wendorfs are excited for the future of the dairy, with a strong love for the industry in Grady, Lane, and Landon. The family has had great success over the years in the Red and White breed, with many All-American and Junior All-American nominations in the past few years.

Heatherstone Redhot-Red Intermediate & Reserve Grand Champion, International Red & White Show

Following a memorable 2015, Milk Source Genetics brought a strong contingency to the 2016 show. The show string did especially well in the Red & White show, taking home Reserve Grand Champion and Reserve Intermediate Champion honors as well as the Premier Breeder and Exhibitor banners for the cow and heifer show. The newest addition to the Milk Source line-up, Heatherstone Redhot-Red, placed first in the Junior 2-Year-Old class, followed by Intermediate Champion and Reserve Grand Champion. Bred by Heatherstone Enterprises, Baraboo, Wis., Redhot has previously been exhibited by Westcoast Holsteins of Chilliwack, British Columbia. She has been yearly showring contender, placing first as a Spring Calf at the International Red & White Show and second at the Westerner Championship Show in 2014. After winning her class at the International Red & White Show and placing second at the West Canada Classic and BC Spring Show in 2015, Redhot was named All-American Red & White Spring Yearling. Redhot, VG-87, is a Rainyridge Barnie daughter Heatherstone Razzy-Red, EX-91. She’s backed by five more generations of VG and EX, Gold Medal Dams back to Roulette Dewdrop-Red EX-91 3E GMD DOM. Redhot is currently bred back for next year’s show season.

Underwood Dusk Jazz-Red Reserve Intermediate Champion, International Red & White Show

Underwood Dusk Jazz-Red, EX-92, has been a key member of Milk Source’s Red and White string this year. Purchased through Chris Hill two years ago, Jazz is a Scientific SS Dusk-ET daughter from a VG-85 Absolute, a VG-87 Destry and an EX-93 Distrigene. At 3-02 in 156 days she has produced 15,288 milk with 3.8% 586 fat and 3.0% 459 protein. Jazz was Reserve Intermediate Champion at the International Red & White show after winning the Senior 3-Year-Old class. After continued on page 24 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2016-23

placing third at the Midwest Spring Red & White Show, Jazz really developed over the next couple of months and was named the Intermediate and Grand Champion of the All-Wisconsin Red & White Championship Show in July. Milk Source Genetics is also the proud owner of this year’s Supreme Champion, Musqie Iatola Martha, the Grand Champion Jersey. After being runner-up to Milksource’s own Lovhill Goldwyn Katrysha in 2015, the team was excited for Martha to come back and take home the top honors this year. Milk Source Genetics, a part of the Milk Source family of farms, is currently milking 54 cows with a BAA of 115%. They have an additional 150 head of youngstock. Milk Source Genetics was established in 2008. Owners Jim Ostrom and John Vosters and their families are all involved in the showing aspect of the operation.

Damibel Airlift Marissa Reserve Junior Champion, International Junior Holstein Show

Noah Bilz has had a memorable year with his spring yearling, Damibel Airlift Marissa, topped off with Reserve Junior Champion honors at the International Junior Holstein Show. Marissa is backed by a GP-82 2Y Bolton, then a VG-88 Stormatic and two EX dams, and was purchased in the spring of this year. Marissa was sold at during Expo and was also the winning Spring Yearling in the International Holstein Show for her new owners, Glamourview-Iager & Walton of Maryland Noah showed Marissa to Junior Champion honors at both the New York Spring Carousel and Midwest Spring National Show. She won the Spring Yearling class and was Junior Champion at the District 4 Show and then was Reserve All-Wisconsin, Reserve Junior AllWisconsin Spring Yearling and Reserve Junior Champion at the Wisconsin Junior Championship Show in July. Noah’s family milks 450 cows on DeJong Family Dairy near Dorchester with about half of the herd being Registered Holsteins. There is an area of the special needs barn where Noah keeps and takes care of his show animals. He enjoys developing animals under his “Dolla-Bilz” prefix.

Mapel Wood Windhammer Elegance Reserve Intermediate Champion, International Junior Holstein Show

A lifetime in the show ring for Mapel Wood Windhammer Elegance, VG-88 first lactation, culminated this summer for her owner Whitney Ebert. Elegance was named first junior 3-year-old and the Intermediate and Grand Champion of the Wisconsin Junior Championship Show, Grand and Supreme Champion Cow of the Wisconsin Junior State Fair, and Reserve Intermediate Champion of the International Junior Holstein Show. The Ebert family purchased Elegance as a yearling heifer, and she has had great success for them in milking form. In addition to her Junior Show success, she was first junior three and Reserve Intermediate Champion of the Wisconsin Championship Show in 2016. As a Canadian born heifer, Elegance was fourth place spring calf at both World Dairy Expo and the Royal Winter Fair in 2013. She had even greater success as a yearling, taking first place spring yearling and 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2016

Reserve Junior Champion honors at the Quebec Spring Show. She was also first in class and Junior Champion of the Ontario Spring Discovery show in 2014. Elegance’s dam is an EX Dundee, and her fourth dam is the one and only Krull Broker Elegance, EX-96 3E GMD DOM. The Ebert family has truly enjoyed the chance to work with Elegance, as she is a laid back young cow that is easy to be around. They are currently in the process of breeding her back for 2017. Ebert Enterprises is a 3000-cow dairy farm in rural Algoma. The farm runs nearly 6,000 acres of land, and is owned by Randy and Renee Ebert, with kids Jordan and Whitney. The farm’s day-to-day success is a large credit to the valued employees behind the scenes who work to keep cows healthy and happy. The Ebert’s family goal is to take pride in producing quality food in an environmentally safe and profitable fashion. Ebert Enterprises will also host the 2017 Farm Technology Days.

Lingle Gold Freaky Girl Intermediate Champion, International Holstein Show

Lingle Gold Freaky Girl was named first Senior 2-Year-Old and Intermediate Champion of the International Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo. Freaky Girl is a max score two-yearold at 2-03, and in 197 days has already made 13,174 pounds milk with 3.9% and 515 fat and 3.1% and 405 protein. Freaky Girl is no stranger to the show ring, as she was third Winter Yearling and nominated All-American Winter Yearling in 2015. As a Senior Two-Year-Old, she was second and Best Udder at this year’s Midwest National Spring Show, first at the New York Spring Show, third at the WI State Show, and peaked at the biggest show of them all, taking first honors again at World Dairy Expo. This outstanding young cow is backed by EX-94 2E Lingle DD Fearsome, then EX-93 2E Lingle Outside Famous, EX-90 Miss Flurries Frostee and then K-Land Broker Flurry, EX-93 3E. Team Budjon and their partners acquired Freaky Girl while Tom was selecting for his Define Your Destiny Sale in March of this year. She was less than two weeks fresh and Tom really liked her, so Tom made the call to purchase her from Kevin Doebreiner, Lindsay Bowan, Michael Heath, and Duane Cole. The Lingle herd is close to Kevin, so Tom went to see her Dundee dam and was completely impressed by the family. Freaky Girl is due back in March to Doorman, and she has two Doorman pregnancies due in June 2017. Budjon Farms has been an integral part of the Wisconsin dairy landscape for years. John and the late Mary Cull made the move to Lomira in the winter of 1998. The farm and cattle have been owned in partnership with John and Tom and Kelli since 2003. The farm has always been home to a small tie stall Holstein and Jersey 65-cow milking herd, but recently expanded to the Budjon Boarding business that has flourished over the course of a decade.

Young Adult Education Award applications due November 15

The Wisconsin Holstein Association’s Young Adult Committee will be offering monetary awards for young adults to attend educational events in 2017. To apply for a Young Adult Award, interested applicants should call the WHA office or visit the website at Educational events include, but are not limited to, Young Dairy Leader’s Institute, World Dairy Expo, and World Ag Expo. Applications must be submitted by November 15 and winners will be announced prior to the 2017 Adult Convention. For more information or an application, visit the WHA website at or call the office at 1-800-223-4269.

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Holstein Association Minutes Track Organization’s Accomplishments County Association an Active Group for Nearly a Century By Ray Mueller

A review of well over 90 years of minutes from the annual and board of director meetings of the Calumet County Holstein Breeders reveals some interesting patterns, descriptions of many precedentsetting policies and activities, evidence of less than cordial relations with organizations representing other dairy breeds, and hints about and accounts of some problems. There are also mentions of members or officers who were sick at the time of a meeting along with an enduring attention to eating with indications that no Holstein breeder ever consumed anything but a “delicious meal” and certainly was never served a bad meal. The minutes of those meetings, which are contained in two wellpreserved ledgers, were written in longhand from the start in 1917 until 1988, when printed minutes started. They were taken by about 20 different organization secretaries (all men until very recently) with Leonard Seybold (1923 to 1948), his successor Leonard Mirsberger (1948 to 1955), Reuben Keuler (1960 to 1965), Edward Mirsberger (1967 to 1973), and James Coffeen (1979 to 1985) handling that duty for one-half of those years. Dairy Breed Tensions One of the early signs of tension with farmers owning different cattle breeds occurred at the Holstein breeders meeting on May 11, 1918 – less than 8 months after the organization was formed. A motion to arrange a joint summer picnic with the county’s Guernsey breeders (the top dairy breed in the county at the time) failed. The Guernsey breeders were already holding a picnic. Members of the Holstein-Friesian group then held their own picnic on June 15 at the Julius Bowe and son farm near Chilton. Music was to be provided by the Sibel band from Sherwood and G.C. Humphrey, an animal husbandry professor at the Wisconsin College of Agriculture in Madison, was invited to speak. Later in 1918, however, a meeting was held with representatives of the county's Guernsey Breeders association to plan testing for tuberculosis in dairy herds. There was an agreement to do this but the project did not proceed because of the inability to hire a licensed veterinarian. All-Holstein Testing During a March 12, 1936 meeting, shortly after the county’s unique All-Holstein Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) was formed and was operating, the group's milk tester Alfred Fyksen was instructed to mention only Holstein cattle in his annual reports. A census of dairy cattle in the county indicated by the early 1940s Holsteins accounted for a slight majority of the dairy cows in Calumet County. The tension or competition with other dairy breeds wasn’t mentioned again until the minutes of the 1966 annual meeting, which noted that prominent Guernsey breeder Earl Lintner of Chilton had made a practice of attending the Holstein Breeders annual meetings and complimented him for doing so. Secretary Norman Nennig’s minutes included a wish that there would be “more faithful breeders like Mr. Lintner.” Association Activities Within a year of its formation, the Calumet County association began to hold activities designed to make itself grow and to serve its members and other owners of Holstein cattle. One of these was a planned sale (probably of young sires) on October 18 in 1918 in conjunction with a Junior School Fair (no other information is provided on that). In 1919, a summer picnic was hosted by Walter. H. Steffensen in the town of Harrison near Appleton. At the time, Steffensen owned a cow which claimed a world record for a production of 145.66 pounds of butter in 30 days. That was also when the association approved spending $50 to purchase a purple banner to recognize the top production of butter in 7 days by a cow owned by one of its members. There was also an authorization to obtain “a large oil sign” carrying the name of the 26–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2016

organization for display at meetings, picnics, farm gatherings, and on auto trips. Dues Deliberations Based on the number of changes over the years, it was apparent that membership dues were a popular topic of discussion at annual meetings. Those dues started at $1 per year but by 1926 they were up to $5 per member. The member dues were cut back to $2.50 in 1928 and then to $1 again in 1930. By 1941, the county membership dues were at $3. The next mention of dues in the minutes was in 1942 with $2.50 going to the state association and $1 to the county. County dues went up to $2 in 1948. Array of Activities In addition to establishing its own DHIA milk testing program in 1935, the county’s Holstein association introduced several other activities which served as models for other counties and states. In 1936, this included holding a Black and White Day on June 12, organizing a calf rodeo at the county fair, and asking for more classes in cattle judging at the fair. With its 50 members in 1938, the county association extended invitations for a state breeders picnic at the county fairgrounds. It began to sponsor a 4-H club for dairy projects in 1939 and held a picnic in conjunction with neighboring Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties on the Wegner family farm near Kiel on June 15, 1939. An apparent outgrowth of the tri-county picnic was a motion at the 1941 annual meeting to hold a tri-county Black and White Day. In 1943, the association agreed to pay for subscriptions to the Holstein-Friesian World magazine for the five high schools in the county and the county agriculture agent. Eating Habits Having an annual banquet meeting in addition to the annual business meeting was also in place by the late 1930s. In most years, a mention of meals and who would prepare them appeared at least once in either the minutes for an annual or a board of directors meeting. On-farm twilight meetings with a lunch began in 1943. For the 1950 picnic on the Walter Vollmer farm, the minutes indicated a 25cent charge for the meal. The annual Holstein banquet was discontinued in 1953 but then re-instated in 1957. For the twilight meeting in 1958, a decision was made that coffee would not be served because milk should be consumed instead. The fee for the twilight meeting lunch in 1960 was still at 25 cents. In 1943, the association asked the state legislature not to repeal the tax on oleomargarine sales. A later resolution called for a ban on the sale of oleomargarine in Calumet County. Origins of 400 Sale Having a sale in conjunction with the Calumet County Fair on Labor Day weekend surfaced as an idea at the annual meeting in 1940. No action was taken on the proposal at that time. At the 1943 annual meeting, however, a committee of Holstein Association fieldman Bob Geiger, DHIA tester Alfred Fyksen, and Roland Tesch was assigned to organize a sale of bulls from dams with a lactation record of producing at least 400 pounds of butterfat. The

first “400 Sale” was held on November 13 of that year at the county highway garage in Chilton. Refinements to the sale began at the 1944 annual meeting with an agreement to sell only bulls that were 9 to 18 months old, heifers that were 9 months old up to springer status, to limit the sale to 35 head, and to hold the sale on the 2nd Saturday of November. By 1946, the association began to investigate the building of a pavilion for the sale, to accept consignments from breeders living outside the county, and to cooperate with a sale being held by the Fox River Valley Breeders. In 1947, rules were set to limit consignors to one animal per sex or age category. Starting in 1949 and for several years afterward, the minutes referred to having the 400 Sale on the Saturday before the Blue Ribbon Sale at Waukesha. In 1961, the sale was moved to one day before the Badger Breeders sale being held by the artificial insemination cooperative. Sales Statistics The first 400 Sale in 1943 had 23 bulls and 2 heifers which brought an average sale price of $241 per head. This auction was conducted by Col. A. J. Thiel, whose descendants are still handling auctions and real estate sales in Calumet County. By 1949, the consignments reached 52 head. At a planning meeting, the minutes indicated there was “a liberal discussion” which led to an agreement to tie cattle to barrels filled with sand and anchored with bolted planks at the county highway shed. For the sale in 1950, limits were set at 30 springing heifers, 15 open heifers, and 5 “top notch bulls.” But there was also a provision for a sale of 20 to 25 bulls on Friday, November 3 – the day before the 400 Sale. In 1951, the 400 Sale had a limit of 50 heifers and 10 bulls. Consignors would have a 10 percent commission withheld from the sales value. The 1953 sale allowed a cap of 40 springer heifers, 20 open heifers, and 10 “outstanding bulls.” Later Developments By 1958, calves were allowed as consignments to the 400 Sale. Higher butterfat production requirements were prescribed for consignments, including that any 5 year-old dams needed to have a lactation of at least 500 pounds of butterfat. For the sale held on September 12, 1960 that totaled $25,207, the dams of the 54 consigned head had an average of 572 pounds of butterfat. Accordingly, there were later calls to rename the sale as the “500 Sale” or to call it the “Original Calumet County 400 Sale” (a logo for it is in the association’s record file). During the first 18 years of the sale, through 1960, the county’s 400 Sale total had reached 751 head. The 25th anniversary sale on September 1, 1967 had one bull along with 58 heifers, springers, or young cows while the 30th anniversary sale in 1972 at the county fairgrounds had 64 head consigned. Sale Fallouts With the risks involved in the sale of animals, it was inevitable that there would be some fallout in the form of dissatisfaction. For the Calumet Holstein Breeders, the first such incident stemmed from the sale of a bull at the first sale in 1943. The bull proved to be a non-breeder for its new owner. To satisfy the complaint, the consignor was given the choice of paying the $185 difference between the purchase price and the slaughter sale proceeds for the bull or being banned from county association membership. He paid the $185. In 1954, a sale buyer was refunded $100 for a heifer that proved not to have a milk channel. Two years later, the association paid onehalf of the sales expense on a heifer that was returned by the buyer. In the wake of the 1959 sale, the directors received a complaint that money was offered by one bidder to another to not bid on a certain animal. The directors did not believe the complaint was justified and advised the complainant to contact the National Holstein Association instead. For the 1965 sale, a consignor wasn't happy with the price he received for his animal. In another year, several consigned animals were not included in the sale because of physical or medical problems or because they “did not look right.” At another time, a letter was sent to a man asking him to apologize for his conduct at the 400 Sale.

Sale Income Statistics Despite some very good years, the 400 Sale never proved to be a steady source of major income for the county Holstein association during a majority of its 51 years. The net profit for the 1960 sale was $564.61. Some of the most profitable years for the 400 Sale were in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The 1978 sale, which was managed by Donald Steege, the association had a $2,754.19 net profit thanks to the 10.5 percent commission on sales. The 1979 sale enjoyed a profit of $6,689.50, which was the highest total indicated in the documents. The 1980 sale followed with a profit of $5,348.80 while the 1981 sale brought in an additional $3,077.21. Profits then dropped to $1,596.90 for 1982 and only $600.53 for 1983. In 1992, when the sale was titled “Calumet Classic,” the net profit was $1,449. This fell to $797.50 in 1993, which proved to be the last year of the sale and at which 34 head were sold for a total of $52,625. New Source of Income Reacting to the downturn in 400 Sale profits, the county Holstein Breeders came up with another innovation. At the suggestion of member Don Mielke, with strong support for the project by Doug Schmitt and Louie Schmidt, the association launched an auction held during the county’s Mardi Gras, which is a banquet and awards program sponsored by several organizations that is held on the evening before Ash Wednesday. It usually draws a crowd of 125 to 140. With items donated by individuals, businesses, and organizations, the auction at the 1994 Mardi Gras brought in $2,166.50. The proceeds for 1995 increased to $2,435. For the 2004 auction, the profit exceeded $3,800. In recent years, the auction receipts have topped $4,000 several times. Among the 40 or more items in the auction every year are food and beverage baskets, clothing, gift certificates, hand tools, flowers, yard fixtures, sports items, calf feeds, crop seeds, Holstein pieces of art, and many units of semen. Other items have been United States savings bonds and even Holstein and Jersey calves. Youth Involvement A significant portion of the income from the auction is used to cover costs for junior Holstein and 4-H club members to exhibit cattle at the Wisconsin State Fair. Based on the association's minutes, direct support for youth members began in 1939 with the sponsorship of a 4-H Club for cattle project members. The next step, begun in 1941, was the development of a contract for 4-H members to obtain bull calves. By 1947, the association provided $25 to offset a portion of the expenses for youth showing cattle at the state fair. In 1951, it began to pay the state fair rental and stall fees for exhibiting youth. A youth program was initiated in 1951 to teach dairy cattle feeding and judging. In 1953, the association approved adding a junior member to its board of directors. An innovation in 1955 was to invite all veterans to become honorary members of the association. By 1965, the association launched a “Good Neighbor Day” that was observed in March. Starting in the late 1950s and continuing since then, the association has made many donations to the county's fair board for the construction of buildings and the upgrade of equipment used at county fairs, district Black and White Shows, and most recently the Calumet County Futurity, which was first held in 2015 and for which the county was not a pace-setter on ideas or activities. The minutes for a board of directors meeting in February of 1966 indicated that the secretary was “sick in bed” at the time. The substitute secretary’s notes indicated that the meeting began at 1:15 a.m. Who’s to say that no Holstein Breeder business was ever conducted in the early morning hours?

Mark your calendars!

Calumet County will be hosting the 2017 Wisconsin Holstein Convention - February 24-25 at the Radisson Paper Valley in Appleton. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2016-27

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Address ___________________________________________________________________________ Signature of Exhibitor_________________________________________ Mail Futurity Entry to: Wisconsin Holstein Association, 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913

Name of Owner ________________________________________________ Phone ____________________________ Email: ________________________________________

Full entry fees must accompany entry form or sent within the appropriate time noted above. Owners of the animal being shown must be a paid member by May 31 of the year of the show and those leading the animal must be at least 12 years old by the day of the show.

Fee Schedule: Payment of $35 per animal due on or before December 31, 2016; Late entries will be accepted from January 1-April 30, 2017 for $50 per animal and from May 1-August 15, 2017 for $100 per animal.



Full Name of Animal

2019 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity Official Entry Blank

In the event however, that any condition should arise which prevents the showing of the Futurity, the right is reserved to cancel same and refunds made to persons owning females that have been nominated, their share of all monied accrued after the deduction of actual expenses in the promotion of the Futurity. SALE OF ELIGIBLE ANIMALS: When an animal that is entered in the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity is sold, the eligibility may be transferred to the new owner, and it shall be his responsibility to inform the Futurity Committee of the change of ownership. The seller shall inform the buyer that the animal purchased is already entered in the Futurity. To aid in this, exhibitors will receive an entry certificate for each animal after entry payment has been received. New owners will need to sign an entry form after notification of entry into Futurity. OPEN CLASS SHOWING: If the show is held at the Wisconsin State Fair, all animals shown in the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity are eligible upon proper entry to be shown in the open class competition of the Holstein Show. It is the responsibility of the animal’s owner to fill out the necessary forms for open class competition. MISCELLANEOUS: Neither the Wisconsin Holstein Association nor the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity Committee is in any way responsible for the condition of the premises in which the Futurity is held and is not liable in the event of accident or loss of persons or property. All matter pertaining to the showing of the Futurity are subject to the rules, regulations and health requirements of any WI Holstein Association sponsored show along with those for the show at which the Futurity is held. DRESS CODE: Every exhibitor must have formal dress to show in the Futurity. (Minimum requirements for men include a shirt, tie and dress pants while women should wear a dress, business suit or the equivalent.) Exhibitors not meeting the minimum dress code requirement will be denied entry into the show ring. Interest on Futurity entry fee accounts and any sponsorship monies may be used to offset show expenses at the discretion of the WHA Board of Directors and the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity Committee.

2019 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity

PURPOSE: To stimulate interest in the breeding and exhibiting of outstanding Officially Identified Holsteins of 87% RHA or higher. To promote the Registered Holstein breed and dairy industry to the general public with an appealing and memorable presentation. PROCEDURES: An animal is nominated by an owner. All nominations are the responsibility of the owner. Dates, fees and rules will be followed to the letter. ELIGIBILITY: Any Registered Holstein female that was born September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016 is eligible for the 2019 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity. Owners of the animal being shown must be a paid member by May 31 of the year of the show and those leading the animal must be at least 12 years old by the day of the show. FEES: Entries, along with $35 per animal, must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2016. Late entries will be accepted until April 30, 2017 for $50 per animal and late fee of $100 per animal will be accepted until August 15, 2017. Full entry fees must accompany entry form or sent within the appropriate time noted above. PURSE: The purse in this event shall consist of all monies received by the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity (plus interest earned) as nomination fees, less the actual expenses incurred in its promotion and management. All Futurity monies shall be kept in a separate Futurity Fund and used only for Futurity purposes. The purse in this event will be divided among the first forty Futurity placings as follows: 1st place winner - 15% plus sponsorship monies 2nd .........12% Next ten places ............2% each 3rd ............9% Next ten places .........1.5% each 4th ............8% Next fifteen places .......1% each 5th ............6% (If 100% of purse money is not distributed by above breakdown, the balance will be split equally amongst all participants.) REFUNDS: When nomination fees and the payment in connection with the Futurity are received, they are committed for the purse of this event and no refunds will be made, whether or not the animal is shown or its eligibility discontinued by owner.

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2016 Wisconsin Top Performer Application Form Name of animal: ______________________________________ Reg. # _____________________ Owner: _____________________________________________________ Address:_____________________________________________________ Telephone _________________________________ E-mail _________________________________ Final Score ______________ Age at Classification ______________ BAA of Animal ____________ Lactation Number When Classified ____________

Months in Milk when Classified ___________

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

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

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

Production records completed from January 1 to December 31, 2016. Limit of 5 applications per age division and postmarked by Saturday, January 14, 2017. All production records should be 305 days or less. Cow must be classified at least GP if a 2 year old or VG if 3 year old or older. Classification should be from the lactation being submitted for award. You may also submit a pedigree for classification verification if needed. For permanently scored cows, the permanent score will be used. Cows must be housed in Wisconsin for the entire lactation to receive recognition. This contest is for Wisconsin Holstein Association members. All records will be entered on a TRUE PROTEIN BASIS. *2 & 3 year olds use 20 for the multiplier; all older animals use 25 as the multiplier to obtain ranking points.

Materials to be submitted with the application form for eligibility:

1. 2. 3.

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

Send entries to: WI Holstein Assn., 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 or fax 608-356-6312 or email 30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/November 2016

Paige’s Pastures

Hello again Holstein enthusiasts! Fall is winding down and although it is one of my favorite times of the year it’s nice to have time after a busy harvest to look back on all that has happened. The last 10 months have been incredible serving as the Princess Attendant, but I must say all year I had been looking forward to World Dairy Expo in October. Expo did not disappoint - it exceeded my expectations. Now that I have had about a month to look back on all the memories, I can’t help but share a few of my favorites. One of the best moments, for not only myself but others I’ve talked to, was the excitement that came from the crowd when Sheeknoll Durham Arrow was selected as Grand Champion of the Holstein show. Another

moment that sticks out is when I was helping with the Red and White show. There is nothing quite like walking a banner over to someone you know, and to be so close to the action and excitement when the Booth family’s heifers were Junior Champion of the Open and Junior shows! What an incredible moment for all. This month, we have many contest entry forms in the News. Be sure to get everything filled out and submitted by November 15. Registrations for Junior Convention are due to Dane County by December 1. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to compete in the contests that we offer, as you learn so much from the experience. New this year will be educational sessions in regards to recent WHA graduates and how they got to where they are now, those that utilized our Association and how it benefitted and my favorite - telling your dairy story! These will all be free to attend if you are not competing in another contest during them. Lots of great new things this year so thanks to Dane County on driving the charge on these. We are looking forward to another great Junior Convention that will be here before we know it! Until next time, Paige Nelson

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Congratulations to these Badgers on their National Dairy Shrine Awards! Bethany Dado, Student Recognition Award & Kildee Scholarship Bethany is a May 2016 graduate with degrees in dairy science and genetics. Hailing from Amery, Wis., she competed in dairy judging and regional Dairy Challenge. Dado also participated in the Badger Dairy Club, Association of Women in Agriculture, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Ambassador, the UW-Madison Marching Band and she conducted undergraduate research projects.

Cody Getschel, Student Recognition Award Cody is a May 2016 graduate with a degree in dairy science. From Purcellville, Wis., he worked as a reproductive research assistant as an undergraduate. Cody participated in Dairy Challenge, the Dairy Judging Team, Badger Dairy Club, Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, Collegiate Farm Bureau and Badger Crops Club.

Meikah Dado, McCullough Scholarship Meikah is studying life sciences communications and dairy science. She grew up on her family’s 450-cow Registered Holstein farm and her experiences in 4-H and FFA further confirmed Meikah’s passion for the agriculture industry.

Charles Hamilton, Sophomore Merit Scholarship Charlie, from Cuba City, Wis., is a junior pursuing a degree in dairy science. On campus he is a leader in Collegiate Farm Bureau, Alpha Gamma Rho and Badger Dairy Club and is on the Dairy Judging Team. Charlie was recognized as the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association’s 2015 Outstanding Holstein Boy and he plans to return to the farm after graduation.

Elizabeth Endres, Junior Merit Scholarship Lizi, from Waunakee, Wis., studies dairy science and is extremely active on campus in the Association of Women in Agriculture, Badger Dairy Club and Collegiate Farm Bureau and was a member of UW-Madison’s winning National Dairy Challenge Team. Lizi has been accepted into the highly selective Food Animal Veterinary Medical Scholars Program is currently attending veterinary school.

Sydney Endres, NDS/DMI Milk & Dairy Product Scholarship Sydney, of Lodi, Wis., is majoring in dairy science and life sciences communication. She is involved in the Association of Women in Agriculture, National Agri-Marketing Association, Collegiate Farm Bureau, Badger Dairy Club, UW Nordic Ski Club, UW College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ambassador and is a Wisconsin Admissions Volunteer.

Megan Lauber, McKown Scholarships Megan, a junior majoring in dairy science, grew up on her family’s 60-cow Registered Holstein farm in Union Grove, Wis. She participates in the Badger Dairy Club, the Dairy Judging Team and the Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge. Megan plans to pursue a career in dairy genetics or nutrition.

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2017 WHA Junior Holstein Convention Registration

It ’s a Black & White Affair in 2017! Hosted by the Dane County Junior Holstein Association

January 6-8, 2017 • Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells - 800-867-9453 Registration forms must be postmarked by Thursday, December 1. A late fee of $30 per person will be added if postmarked after December 1. A trade board will be available at the convention, but tickets may not be available for all events. Please note that if you do not have a ticket for a meal; you will not be let in until the food is done being served. At that time, you will be allowed a seat in the back of the room.

M1 Friday Dinner - $21 Brats, burgers, pasta salad, fruit salad, chips, pickle, cookies, milk and water M2 Saturday Breakfast - $13 French toast, bacon, mini muffins, fruit, orange Juice, milk, coffee and water M3 Princess Luncheon - $21 Soups, salads & sandwiches: 2 Soups, assorted lettuce, pasta & potato salads, ham, turkey and all of the fixings for sandwiches, milk and water

M4 Saturday Banquet - $28 Roast pork, oven roasted chicken, stuffing, potato, cooked vegetables, green salad with dressings, dinner roll, butter, milk, water and coffee

M5 Sunday Breakfast - $14 Scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, fruit, juice, milk, coffee and water County _______________________________________________

Chaperone _____________________________________________

Phone (home & cell if available) __________________________________________________________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________________________________________________________




Total number each meal

x $21


x $13



x $21


x $28

x $14


x $97

Total amount due per meal Make checks payable to: Dane County Junior Holstein Assoc. and mail to: Amber Elliott 311 E. Linnerud Dr., Apt. 206, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 Questions - or 608-513-0099

Late fees ($30/person)


Amount enclosed $ _______

Grand total enclosed


Check number: _______

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 2017 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. Winners are awarded cash prizes.

Banner Contest

This year, each county is being asked to create a banner that represents the state of Wisconsin and the dairy industry. The most creative and impressive banner will move on to compete at National Convention in July 2017. 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

2017 Junior Convention County Checklist Make sure you’re prepared for the 2017 Junior Convention Friday, January 6-Sunday, January 8 by checking off a few items in advance: ___ November 15 – Submitted applications for: • Long Range Production • Junior Progressive Breeder • WHY Friend Nominations • Junior Farm Trip ___ November 15 – Entries due for: • Dairy Bowl • Dairy Jeopardy • Essay • Speaking ___ December 1 – Reserved hotel rooms for convention ___ December 1 – Mailed registration forms for county ___ January 5 – Contest room entries completed and packed ___ January 6 – Juniors & chaperones en route to Convention!

Book your hotel rooms for Convention by December 1! The 2017 Junior Convention will be hosted by Dane County at Glacier Canyon Lodge, 45 Hillman Rd, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965. To book your rooms at Glacier Canyon Lodge, call 800-867-9453 or 608-254-1020, and reference the group code #475429 for best service. The block is also named WI Jr Holstein 2017 (exact spelling needed), and reservations under the block must be made by December 1.

A note from your JACs

Greetings Juniors, Hopefully you all got the chance to attend the 50th World Dairy Expo last month, it was quite the show and a great celebration of half a century of World Dairy Expo. Our next event is Junior Convention and your JAC’s have been hard at work, planning and preparing with the Dane County Junior Holstein Association to make convention a success. With convention right around the corner, don’t forget to apply for the Long Range Production, Junior Progressive Breeder, Junior Trip and WHY Friend awards as well as entering the essay contest, all due November 15. Make sure to study up for our biggest competitions, dairy jeopardy and dairy bowl, and don’t forget about Bell-R-Ring contest and how you plan on impressing the JAC’s! Logan Voigts, SW District, Vice Chair

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2017 Junior Holstein Convention TENTATIVE Schedule of Events

Friday, January 6

8:00 a.m. DJM Interviews 10:00 a.m. Convention Registration Contest Room Registration, Raffle Ticket turn-in Dairy Jeopardy & Dairy Bowl Registration Speaking Contest Registration Princess Interview, Graduate, DJM Interview Check-In Holsti-Buck Redemption/Vouchers – Contest Room 11:00 a.m. Speaking Contest starts (Juniors only – pending number of participants) 11:30 a.m. Dairy Jeopardy Officials Orientation meeting 11:30 a.m. Speaking Contest Judges Orientation 12:00 p.m. Dairy Jeopardy Roll Call 1:00-1:45 p.m. NEW Young Adult Panel 2:00-2:45 p.m. NEW Junior Holstein Experience Panel 3:00 p.m. WHA Junior Forum - Dane County Welcome, District Caucuses, Bell-R-Ring 5:30 p.m. Dairy Bowl Seating Exam & Coaches Meeting 6:15 p.m. Wisconsin Tailgate meal Junior Farm Tour Awards, Essay Awards, Progressive Breeder & Long Range Production awards, Dairy Jeopardy Contestants awarded 8:00 p.m. Adult Forum

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

Dairy Bowl Judge’s orientation JUNIOR Dairy Bowl County Roll Call Junior Dairy Bowl Contest Rookie Dairy Bowl (start to be announced as rooms available) 8:45 a.m. Royalty judge orientation 9:00 a.m. Contest Room opens 9:00 a.m. Royalty Interviews 10:00 a.m. 1st Session – WMMB Media Training 11:45 p.m. Princess Luncheon Holsti-Buck Mystery Choice Auction WHA President’s Address Princess Candidate Introduction & Questions Graduate Recognition 12:45 p.m. Senior Dairy Bowl Roll Call 1:00 p.m. Senior Dairy Bowl Contest Final rounds of Jr. and Sr. Dairy Bowl to follow contests (approximately 4:00 p.m. start for Junior Finals) 2:00 p.m. 2nd Session – WMMB Media Training 7:00 p.m. Banquet Scholarship Auction, Scholarships, 12 & Under Recognition, YDJM, DJM Awards, Royalty, Outstanding Girl, Outstanding Boy Dance & Holsti-Buck auction

Sunday, January 8 8:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Contest Room Results Photography, Advertisement, Crafts, Arts, Folding Display, Scrapbooks & Digital Scrapbooks, State Banner, Dairy Bowl Seating Exam Top Scores (Immediately following breakfast/awards) Business Meeting & JAC Elections Raffle Drawing Election results


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, 2016. All applications submitted will be kept on file for three (3) years.

2017 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 Synergy Dairy, Jay & Heather Jauquet and Gary & Linda Olson of Pulaski, Wis. There are several additional items available from generous donations, including UW-Mens’ Badger Hockey tickets, a NASCO gift card, various semen certificates and World Dairy Expo passes. To request additional raffle tickets, contact the office at any time!

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

2017 Dairy Jeopardy Entry Form Return by November 15, 2016 to:

Return by November 15, 2016 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, 2017):


Jan. 1, 2017):


2017 Dairy Bowl Team Entry Return IN OFFICE by November 15, 2016 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, 2016. #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 2016-35


ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

It was another great year for Wisconsin Holsteins at World Dairy Expo and it was especially fun this year with the celebration of WDE’s 50th Anniversary. I hope you had a chance to get to Madison to see some of the cow shows and visit the trade show. We’ve once again featured the Wisconsin champions in this issue along with top 10 placings. Please visit our Facebook page to see many more candids of all the Wisconsin exhibitors at WDE. You are welcome to use these photos on your website, Facebook page or in ads, but please give WHA the proper photo credit. If you would like a high resolution copy of any of the photos, please let me know. Don’t forget to renew your 2017 WHA membership! Renewal cards were mailed the first of October, so if you have not seen a green card in the mail, please give Sharon a call at our office. Are you looking to start a website for your farm? WHA is now offering design services for websites for our members. We can help you set up a professional looking website and will do monthly updates and online promotions through Facebook and our website. If you are interested to learn more, please give me or Ashley a call to talk about your options. A final reminder about our annual Cover Contest. We’re looking for scenic photos of Holsteins or fun photos with people and their cows to use on covers throughout the year. If you have a photo you’d like to submit please email a 300 dpi or higher JPEG file to or mail a 5x7 or larger high quality print to PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813. Submissions are due November 15. Next month is our annual youth issue. If you have a junior you’d like to salute or if you are a junior who wants to promote your favorite project animal, please give me a call or email by November 9. It’s never too early to think about contract advertising for next year - a great way to save money on your News advertising! Until next time...




November 2016 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 5 Barron County Fall Sale, Barron Pavillion, 11 a.m. 10 YAC Educational Award applications due 12 Distinguished Breeder Award and Distinguished Young Breeder Award applications due 15 Junior Award Form deadline - Long Range Production, Junior Progressive Breeder, WHY Friend Nominations, Junior Farm Trip December 2016 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, Washburn counties 1 Holiday Fashions at the Northern, Great Northern, Fond du Lac, 11 a.m. 2-3 WHA Board Meeting 31 $35 entry deadline for the 2019 WHA Futurity January 2017 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington, Waukesha counties 6-8 Junior Convention, Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wis. Dells, hosted by Dane County Junior Holstein Association 14 Top Performer entries due February 2017 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette counties 24 WHA Futures Sale, Appleton 24-25 Adult Convention, Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, hosted by Calumet Co. March 2017 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 4 Apple Mania II, hosted by Apple Partners LLC 4 Purple Ribbon Classic Sale, Marshfield, managed by the Wood Area Holstein Breeders 11 18th Badger Invitational, Madison 25 Sale of Excellence at Rosedale Genetics, Oxford 31 Quest for Success III at Bella-View Holsteins, Marion April 2017 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 1 Milk Source Select Sale, Kaukauna 28-29 Wisconsin Dairy Showcase, Madison (Midwest Spring National Show) Future Dates May 12, 2017 R&R Letter Complete Dispersal, Seymour WI Championship Show July 10-11, 2017 Alliant Energy Center, Madison

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Agri-Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Alpha Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Booth-Haven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Cybil Fisher Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Double-D Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Gildale Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Go-Sho Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Great Northern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Hilrose Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Initial Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 International Protein Sires/Our Help . . . . IBC Koepke Farms, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Marsh-Vue Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Mayer Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 NorthStar Cooperative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Origin Reproduction Services . . . . . . . . . 31 Pete’s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Pine Valley Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Rickert Bros. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman . 29 & 37 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 STgenetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 & 37 Sunnyside Dairy Farms LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Sunshine Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Ultrascan, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 UW-Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Wiley DVM, Hendrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

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 2016

November 2016 Wisconsin Holstein News  

November 2016 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring World Dairy Expo results, Red & White feature and District 3.

November 2016 Wisconsin Holstein News  

November 2016 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring World Dairy Expo results, Red & White feature and District 3.