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October 2013

Volume 85 No. 9

Midwest Holsteins issue Herds to Watch: Hilltop Dairy LLC & Mauk-E-Way Farm Wisconsin State Fair Results Wisconsin Holstein Futurity Results 2016 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity Entry Form

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: October 2013

VOLUME 85 No. 9

Features: 8 10 12 14 16 18 24

Herds to Watch: Hilltop Dairy LLC 2013 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity results 2016 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity form Herds to Watch: Mauk-E-Way Farm Siemers Holsteins hosts Wisconsin Holstein Picnic Wisconsin State Fair results Wisconsin’s PBR & PGH Herds

Departments: 6 7 9 13 15 15 26 28 29 30

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs From the Office: Larry Nelson Behnke’s Bovine Broadcast WHA Sponsor Spotlight From the President: Marci Walker National Director’s Report WHY Pages Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover This month’s cover features the winner of the 2013 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity, Krull Sanchez Eminem-ET, at Krull Farms, Lake Mills. Eminem is owned by Bryce Krull. Photo by Morgan Behnke

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

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

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

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs J Eric & Brandy Westphal welcomed a baby boy on August 20. Chael Clayton joined big sister Isabel. Chael weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. D Congratulations to Bart & Brittany Schreiber, Athens, who welcomed Bailey Reese to their family. Bailey was born August 16 weighing 8 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20.5 in. long. K Thank you to our summer intern, Nicole Smith, for a great summer! It was a pleasure to work with you. T The membership info for Racine County was omitted from the District 6 report in the September issue. We value our 9 Adult and 1 Junior member in Racine County. G Our condolences to the families of Oscar Wegmann, Verna Ohm and Pat Bangart who passed away recently. Full obituaries are printed below. The Wisconsin Holstein News encourages readers and members to submit information for the Wisconsin Holstein Briefs column. We are looking for news of a wedding, birth announcement, award winner or death that Wisconsin Holstein breeders should know about. High quality, submitted photos will be printed if space is available. Please submit your information to the WI Holstein News by mail at PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; or email to

Obituaries Oscar Wegmann

Oscar J. “Bud” Wegmann, age 88, of Bloomington, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Madison. He was born on October 18, 1924, on the W egmann family farm in Bloomington Township, the son of Henry and Emma (Osterhaus) Wegmann. Henry and Emma were part of a group of forty families who came from the Dyersville, IA, area to settle on farms in the Bloomington area in the early 1900’s. Bud served his country in the United States Army from 1945-1947 stationed in Germany and Austria. On October 6, 1951, he was united in marriage to Coletta C. Wiest at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville. Together they farmed on the Wegmann family farm where Oscar has lived his entire life. He was a dedicated farmer and had an avid interest in Registered Holstein cattle. Bud developed his herd with the prefix “Blake’s Prairie” and shared this interest with many friends in the Holstein Association. Oscar enjoyed showing his cattle at fairs and other dairy shows when his children were members of the Blake’s Prairie Bombers 4-H Club. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the American Legion Post No. 148 of Bloomington. Survivors include his wife, Coletta; children: Angela (John) Krogman; Martina (Patrick Huffman) Kief; Beth Wegmann; Mark (Mary) Wegmann; Patricia (Paul Sena) Wegmann; five grandchildren: Ken (fiancé Amber Rowe) Krogman; Steve Krogman; Emily, Michael, and Madison Wegmann; brother, Joe (Elizabeth) Wegmann; sister, Norma (Jerry) White; and many special nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Oscar was preceded in death by his siblings: Marie (Ray) Errthum; Sr. St. Thomas OSF; Frances (Leonard) Schauff; Sr. Clare OSF; his mother and father-in-law, Vincent and Rose Wiest.

Verna Ohm

Verna F. Ohm, age 87, of Auburndale, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield. Verna was born July 26, 1926 to Christ and Anna (Kurtz) Wellhoefer in the town of Day, Marathon County. She graduated from Stratford High School in 1943. On June 5, 1954, Verna Wellhoefer was united in marriage to Harvey Ohm in Rozellville. Verna was a hardworking farm wife who also worked as a teller at Stratford State Bank for over 10 years. Ohms Registered Holsteins was the host of the first twilight meeting in Wood County. Harvey and Verna worked very closely with their small herd and were active members of the Wood County Holstein Breeders for many years. She enjoyed gardening, and reading. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends. Verna is lovingly survived by her husband: Harvey; daughter: Linda (Scott) Heeg; and grandchildren: Michelle and Eric Heeg. She is further survived by a brother: Walter Wellhoefer. She will truly be missed. Verna is preceded in death by her parents: Christ and Anna. Those wishing to express their sympathy are encouraged to do so in Verna’s name toward The Lutheran Hour and The House Of The Dove. The family wishes to express their heart-felt gratitude toward the staff on the 4th 6–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2013

and 7th floors at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital and the staff at the House of The Dove, for all the wonderful care given to Verna. Online condolences may be made at for your convenience.

Patricia Bangart

Patricia J. “Pat” BANGART, age 64, of Greenwood, died on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, in Marshfield, and the Lord granted her peace from her battle with cancer. Patricia Josephine Rueth was born March 13, 1949, rural Loyal, the daughter of Edward and Florence (Schmidt) Rueth. She grew up on the family farm and received her education at St. Anthony’s Catholic School, graduated from Loyal High School, and was a graduate from UW-Stevens Point with a degree in Elementary Education. She was united in marriage at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on July 24, 1971 to Donald C. Bangart. In July 2011 Patricia and Donald celebrated a very special 40th wedding anniversary. Together they enjoyed many years of farming, quiet time at the cabin, small trips, and spending time with family and friends, especially their granddaughters. They farmed and raised their four children in Auburndale for the first 33 years of their lives together. Pat was a very dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, volunteer, and genuine leader. She gave decades of service as a leader and volunteer for 4-H, FFA and FFA Alumni, Wood County Holstein Breeders, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Auburndale. Pat always donated time and resources to special fund raisers and youth activities. In 2004, the family moved their dairy farm (Viaduct Holsteins) to the Greenwood/Loyal area. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Loyal and always encouraged her family to be involved in community activities. Pat loved cooking and baking and shared that talent for all to enjoy. She made a special effort to participate in the Clark County Relay for Life in July 2013. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 42 years, Donald Bangart; her four children: David (Amber) of Greenwood, Mary (Michael) Ketchum of Altura, MN, and their daughters Katelyn and Kyli Ketchum, Dennis of Loyal, and Michelle “Mikki” (Darrin) Wirt of Greenwood. Patricia was the oldest of ten brothers and sisters and is survived by: Robert (Marie) Rueth, Thomas (Anne) Rueth, Ralph Rueth, Roger (Alora) Rueth all of Loyal, Susan (Michael) Gumz of Athens, Bengi (Lawrence) Quelle of Loyal, Roy (Helen) Rueth of Unity, Rose Lindekugel (Neal Mondloch) of Loyal, Kay (John) Rafferty of New Brighton, MN; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Her courage and strength has been admired by her family and friends. Her light and inspiration will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew her. The family requests that memorials be given to the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Africa or to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be expressed at

WHA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Your 2014 Wisconsin Holstein Membership renewal is on its way! • For those with a valid email address on file, renewals will be sent via email. Watch your inbox & check your spam folders as initial notices will go out the first week of October. • For those without an email address on file, green postcards will be mailed the first week of October - watch your mailbox! • We have the ability to process credit cards at the office to help simplify membership renewal. To pay by credit card, please call 1-800-223-4269. • If you do not receive a membership renewal by email OR in the mail, please call our office. • We would also like to make sure our database information is up to date; if you have any changes to your address, phone number, email, etc. please contact our office.

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From the Office Hello WHA members, It has been a busy summer here at the Wisconsin Holstein Association with numerous Holstein shows, fitting clinics and picnics filling our calendars. It’s hard to believe we are already looking to 2014, but it’s true. Throughout the summer months, the WHA staff and Board of Directors have heard recommendations from our members as it pertains to shows, Championship Show in particular, and different programs the association offers. We greatly appreciate the feedback and those that are looking forward to test new waters and strengthen our current programs. An open dialogue amongst the membership is what we have been striving for and we greatly appreciate all the feedback. This summer you may have seen a new face with a Wisconsin Holstein polo. Nicole Smith did an excellent job as our summer intern. From day one, she dove in and hit the pavement running, racking up numerous miles traveling to shows and completing feature articles. More importantly, Nicole helped tell the message of our members and the events we offer by reinvigorating our blog (Wisconsin Holstein Happenings), starting a Twitter account and maintaining our Facebook page. We thank her for her efforts and wish her luck in her final semester at UW-Platteville. She has a bright future in the dairy industry ahead of her. We also welcomed back a familiar face this summer. Ashley Yager joined the Wisconsin Holstein team as our Public Relations Associate. She will serve in a part-time roll that allows her to have a work, life balance with her family and the association. I identified the need for the vacant role when I started at WHA. Having a person dedicated to telling our members’ stories and highlighting the great things we do is essential to our membership organization. Our initial goals were to strengthen our dialogue and open the lines of communication to our membership. Ashley is the perfect person to sustain and enhance this vital area of our association. She will utilize her public relations and writing skills across numerous mediums as well as try new creative things to enhance our brand as an association. Welcome back to the team, Ashley!

Expect to see 2014 membership renewals the beginning of October! Again this year, we will be sending initial notices via email to any valid email on file. Make sure to check your inbox, whether an adult or junior member. Be sure to check your spam folders as an initial notice will go out the first week of October. We have the ability to process credit cards at the office to help simplify membership renewal. For those of you without an email on file, expect to see the green post card in the mail the first week of October. If you don’t receive a notice one of these two ways, give Sharon a ring and let her know ASAP. Also, make sure you validate your personal information listed on your account. We depend on member notifications in order to keep our records accurate and to ensure we stay in touch with you. Our data integrity has come a long way. This will be vital as we look into potentially printing a membership directory again in 2014. A number of junior and adult award forms are due this fall. The Distinguished Breeder and Younger Dairy Person applications are due to the office by November 10 with Young Adult Education Awards due November 15. This is a great way to celebrate your accomplishments as a Wisconsin Holstein Association member, so please take a few moments to submit your application. There are many members deserving of these awards as seen in the show ring this summer! We had a number of exceptional members recognized at the national level this year and many more members that deserve this honor. Planning for 2014 has already begun at the office. Goals and objectives for 2014 were recently approved at the September board meeting, which leads us into budgeting this fall. It’s been a great year thus far enhancing programs, improving communication and recognizing outstanding individuals. A huge thank you goes out to all our sponsors, donors and hard work from the membership. Your support has made it a great year so far. Though the show season ended on a sad note losing one of our warriors on the JACs far too early, know that we will keep moving forward in his honor as he would have wanted us to. Until next time, Larry Nelson, WHA Execute Director

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Hilltop Dairy LLC Markesan, WI by Ashley Yager

Left to right: Rich, Cal & Loren Greenfield Braxton and Guthrie daughters, while sires in the breeding tank include Atwood, Brawler, Chelios, Impression, Aftershock and Jett Air. The herd has over 90 Shottle daughters, which have proven to be trouble-free cows with great demeanors that the family is excited to breed from. Kevin Greenfield is the herdsman at Hilltop and focuses on reproduction and mating. He has done a phenomenal job at getting cows on the dairy pregnant and mating them with desirable sires. The Hilltop breeding program utilizes the Semex AI-24 system, which monitors the herd for heats. Now on the program for over 20 months, Kevin uses an app on his phone illtop Dairy was founded in 2002 by the Greenfield family, and Rich, for heat detection. He enjoys the convenience provided by the system. Cal and Loren Greenfield. Rich and his brother Cal farmed Hilltop Dairy is home to a double-12 parlor, and the herd maintains separately in stanchion barns before coming together to run 450 cows. a RHA with 1033 cows of 30,749 milk, with 3.52% 1073 fat and 3.14% With some gentle nudging from Rich’s son Loren, a teacher at the time, 953 protein. With an outstanding SCC at 144,000, it’s no wonder why the three decided to combine efforts and Hilltop Dairy was born. Hilltop has earned numerous milk quality awards. The dairy has grown from its original 450 cows to a present total of In a technology-filled world, the Greenfield crew is doing their part 1,000. The Greenfields grew from within, and only purchased high-profile to engage the community through social media. Their Facebook page has genetic animals. A passionate group that takes tremendous pride in their garnered over 450 likes, and is utilized for community awareness. Loren breeding program, parlor procedures and calving program, the trio thrives says it provides the opportunity for people to see what’s going on, and gives on the motto “take care of the cows and the cows take care of you.” exposure for developing cows and families for marketing opportunities. While the Greenfields were not new to the business in 2002, they were One of the cows headlining the Hilltop herd this fall is Hilltop-LLC somewhat new to the Registered Holstein game. With the help of Holstein Jett-Air 4459, VG-88 as a three-year-old. Her two-year-old record at 2-00 USA Representative Mike Snyder, they were able to put registration papers 3x 352 days yielded 30,060 milk, with 3.8% 1146 fat and 3.2% 949 protein. on nearly every animal in the herd. Now, 85% of the herd is registered, This featured Semex daughter is bred to Golden Dreams for spring 2014, and all animals under two years old are registered. Snyder has been an and is on track to make another outstanding record with over 16,000 excellent mentor to the Greenfield family and still makes routine visits to pounds milk at 153 days into her lactation. the dairy. This spring, Hilltop Dairy invested in Wilstar Mich 2312-ET, EX-90, The Hilltop crew classified cows for the first time in September 2008. a daughter of 2nd-Look Durham Juba 3433-ET, EX-95 2E GMD. This Since then, the Greenfields have five-year-old produced over 43,000 bred 42 Excellent cows and two pounds of milk in her four-yearGold Medal Dams. Their BAA old lactation, and had an Atwood from September 2013 reached heifer calf in September this year. 105.4% on 782 cows, with 25 Her lifetime credits yield over Excellent, 257 Very Good and 436 120,000 pounds of milk and 4800 Good Plus. They look forward to pounds of fat, and the Greenfields continuing the merchandising of are excited to work with this cow their herd, especially as they family in the future. continue to build on good Another individual that will pedigrees. They sell approximately be utilized in the genetic program 30 replacement females each year. at Hilltop is Mil-R-Mor Shottle Some of the Greenfields’ Rhona-ET, VG-85. Rhona favorite milking animals are sired completed her first lactation at by Blitz, Bolton, Baxter, Buckeye, 1-11 3x and 325 days with 26,020 Lou, Talent, Toystory, Alexander, milk, 4.3% 1128 fat and 3.4% 892 Sanchez and Shottle. The calving protein. This fourth generation pens include daughters by Fever, Roxy has daughters by Atwood Seaver, Jerrick, Jordan, Braxton, and Goldsun, and freshened for Sid, Shottle and Baltimor. Heifer the second time in June. pens are filled with Jerrick, Jordan, Other individuals with inFever, Shout, Atwood, Windbrook, triguing pedigrees include Mil-RHilltop-LLC Jett-Air 4459 VG-88 3Y


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Mor Fever Krishna, VG-85 at 2-06. Hilltop has a full age spring Sid daughter from this great family that traces back to Jan-Com Fond Matt Matilda, EX-96. In addition, Ms Lavender Goldwyn Reba hails from the Blackrose family and already has a full age fall calf sired by Braxton. Another exciting up-and-coming individual is Milksource Braxton GageET, a daughter of Cherry-Crest Lyster Golden, EX-95, who has already been flushed to Goldsun. The Greenfields’ favorite homebred family is headlined by HilltopLLC Lou 3578, EX-91 at 5-01. This cow has produced over 90,000 pounds lifetime milk, with 4.4% fat and 3.3% protein. What makes this cow truly unique is that she can be traced back to one of the best cows from Rich’s original herd, Meier-L Homerun Carie, EX-90. Lou 3578 has two VG daughters: Hilltop-LLC Shottle 4512, VG-85, and Hilltop-LLC Sanchez 4989, VG-86. Shottle 4512 had a two-year-old record of almost 34,000 pounds of milk with 3.8% 1276 fat and 3.3% 1107 protein, and is the highest CTPI animal in the Greenfields’ herd at +2061. Sanchez 4989 was part of the Hilltop show string this year, and was 12th in the Fond du Lac County Futurity. The partners at Hilltop Dairy are appreciative of the value that Registered Holsteins have brought to their operation. They look forward to continuing the use of Holstein USA programs to improve their herd with each generation.

Mil-R-Mor Shottle Rhona-ET VG-85

Hello Holstein Friends! In case the change in weather, crunchy leaves, beginning of football season, the start of school, and (best of all) Expo, weren’t enough of an indication, I thought I’d bring to your attention that summer has abruptly left us here in the Badger State. And, though summer is gone, a resounding congratulations is due to each of you on your many accomplishments in the show ring from June to August. We really couldn’t have asked for a better finale to the summer show season than the Wisconsin State Fair. “The best eleven days of summer” truly wouldn’t be complete without the nation’s largest junior dairy show. I extend my most exuberant congratulations to each of the participants whether it be in the junior, open, or futurity shows. The Holstein breed couldn’t have been better represented! I would also like to extend my most heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to the Siemers family for hosting the State Holstein Picnic. Your facilities are immaculate, your cows are impeccable, and each of you have a heart of gold. From ‘Bossy Bingo’ to the bounce house, it was the most wonderful way to celebrate our beautiful black and white’s. The colored shavings are upon us, and with that I have to take an opportunity to formally welcome all of the new eyes that may be reading this issue of the News. On behalf of our association, we are so glad to be hosting you here at the “Center of the Dairy Universe”! The thousands of visitors that World Dairy Expo draws annually, truly keeps the sparkle alive. Thank you for making the trip to Madison! And, as fall fades, keep in mind that Junior convention is also on the radar. Keep your eyes peeled for logistics. Fond du Lac has been hard at work and I can guarantee a good time will be had by all. And, going handin-hand with convention are award forms! Be sure to take advantage of all our association has to offer. So many of our contests and awards speak to a wide variety of talents and interests. You can do it! Crystal and I are also very excited to announce our ‘Royalty Bootcamp’ plans to prepare any interested Princess candidates. Together, we challenged ourselves to a year of visibility and public relations and would really appreciate the chance to ready our successors to hit the ground running! Anyone is welcome to participate in our day-long event. It will be hosted on the last Saturday in October at the Holstein office in Baraboo. And lastly, I’d like to wish the most heavenly 20th birthday to my dearest, John. I raise my Badger Dairy Club grilled cheese to you. Expo won’t be the same without you. All my best, Morgan Behnke

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2013 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity A Parade of Bovine Beauties by Nicole Smith, WHA Summer Intern The Wisconsin Holstein Association Futurity is always a night to remember, and this year was no exception. The crowd gathered on Saturday, August 10 to watch as “A Parade of Bovine Beauties” entered the arena to compete for the title of champion of the 27th annual WHA Futurity. Judge Chris Lahmers of Marysville, Ohio, had the difficult task of placing 13 of the best Registered Holstein three-year-old cows that Wisconsin has to offer. Krull Sanchez Eminem-ET will go down in the history books as the winner of the 2013 Futurity. Eminem was exhibited by Bryce Krull of Krull Farms, located in Lake Mills, Wis. Bryce received a $1,500 check sponsored by Badgerland Financial. Eminem and Bryce also received Top Bred and Owned and Top Junior Bred and Owned awards, sponsored by Robert and Randy Nigh of Lirr Farms. They were also awarded Best Udder of the show, sponsored by East Central Select Sires, and 1st place Junior in the class, with an in-kind award sponsored by Angela DavisBrown of Ma-Brown Holsteins and Jerseys and cash sponsored by the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association. First Place, l to r: Laura Herschleb representing Badgerland Financial, Ben Brancel, Placing second in the class and receiving a $750 check sponsored by WHA Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, WHA Princess Morgan International Protein Sires was Gildale Jasper Nugget, exhibited by Behnke, Bryce Krull with Krull Sanchez Eminem-ET, Alice in Dairyland Brenda Gilbertson of Hollandale, Wis. Third place honors, receiving a Kristin Olson, Judge Chris Lahmers and Fairest of the Fairs Steffani Koch. $500 check sponsored by Agropur, went to Milgene Goldwyn Joytime, exhibited by Brett Hildebrandt of Hustisford, Wis. Burledge Shottle Graffiti-ET, exhibited by Joseta Halbur of Fond du Lac, Wis., walked away with the honor of Top Milk Production and Top Fat and Protein, both sponsored by Brian Greenman, Rural Mutual Insurance Agent. Though the cows are the stars of the show, our exhibitors were shinning just as brightly as they exhibited their animals dressed in tuxedos and ball gowns. Colin Uecker was named Best Dressed Junior and received a plaque and a $100 check sponsored by Mark and Mary, Chad and Amy Ryan of Ryan-Vu Dairy. Brett Hildebrandt was voted Best Dressed Adult Male, sponsored by Robert and Karyn Schauf of Indianhead Holsteins, and Kristin Jarek received the award for Best Dressed Adult Female, sponsored by David and Yvonne Preder of Scenic-Edge Holsteins. Laura Herschleb and Moriah Brey served as Mistresses of Ceremonies for the evening where they helped to introduce distinguished guests. In attendance were Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Ben Brancel; Alice in Dairyland, Second Place, l to r: Mark Gilbertson, JT Pfaff for International Protein Kristin Olson; Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs, Steffani Koch; WHA Princess, Sires, WHA Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Brenda Morgan Behnke; WHA Princess Attendant, Crystal Siemers-Peterman and Gilbertson holding Gildale Jasper Nugget, Erik Gilbertson, WHA Princess Morgan Behnke, Alice in Dairyland Kristin Olson, Judge Chris Lahmers Green County and Dane County Royalty. Our guests helped to judge the Best and Fairest of the Fairs Steffani Koch. Dressed awards as well as handing out awards to all of our winners. Green and Dane County royalty helped to entertain the audience by asking agriculture questions and handing out grilled cheese sandwich coupons from the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Committee. After the show, exhibitors, sponsors, dignitaries, royalty, and guests gathered for a meal to celebrate the conclusion of another successful show. The meal included steak sandwiches from the Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association, pork sandwiches from the Wisconsin Pork Producers, baked potatoes from the Wisconsin Potato Growers, and apple pie from the Wisconsin Apple Growers. Milk chugs were donated by Prairie Farms, and cream puffs were donated by the Wisconsin Bakers Association. The futurity would not be possible without our generous sponsors. WHA would like to thank the major futurity sponsors, Badgerland Financial, International Protein Sires, Agropur and Brian Greenman, Rural Mutual Insurance Agent, for helping to make this show a success. The purpose of the WHA Futurity is to help promote the dairy industry to the general public and display the care and dedication that we have for our Third Place, l to r: David Hitner for sponsor Agropur, WHA Princess animals and the products they produce. The WHA Futurity was initiated to Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Brett Hildebrandt holding Milgene inform people that are not from an agriculture background about the Registered Goldwyn Joytime, WHA Princess Morgan Behnke, Alice in Dairyland Holstein and the dairy industry. Kristin Olson, Judge Chris Lahmers and Fairest of the Fairs Steffani Koch. 10–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2013

Futurity Final Placings

Best Dressed Male Brett Hildebrandt with WHA Princesses Crystal SiemersPeterman and Morgan Behnke

1st Place - Sponsored by Badgerland Financial $1250 Krull Sanchez Eminem-ET Sire: Gen-Mark Stmatic Sanchez Owner & Exhibitor: Bryce Krull, Lake Mills Best Udder of Show Top Bred & Owned & Top Junior Bred & Owned sponsored by Lirr Farms 1st Junior sponsored by Ma-Brown Holsteins & Jerseys and WI Junior Holstein Association 2nd Place - Sponsored by International Protein Sires $750 Gildale Jasper Nugget Sire: Wilcoxview Jasper-ET Owner: Gildale Holsteins, Hollandale Exhibitor: Brenda Gilbertson 3rd Place - Sponsored by Agropur $500 Milgene Goldwyn Joytime Sire: Braedale Goldwyn Owner & Exhibitor: Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford Best Dressed Adult Male sponsored by Indianhead Holsteins 4th Place

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Our-Favorite Obvious-ET Sire: Picston Shottle Owner: Our-Favorite Holsteins, Fall Creek Exhibitor: Cade Stanek Weier-Nook Sanchez Fantasia Sire: Gen-Mark Stmatic Sanchez Owner: Mark, Carl, Jillian & Tony Weier, Dodgeville Exhibitor: Jillian Weier Soxer Absolute Fiasco-Red Sire: Apples Absolute-Red-ET Owner: Michael Sachse, West Bend Exhibitor: Melanie Hoffman Ehrke Ytina Gold Athiena Sire: Braedale Goldwyn Owner: Willian Ehrke, Cheryl Ehrke & Cierra Ehrke-Essock, Fort Atkinson Exhibitor: Cierra Ehrke-Essock Ms Duckett Durham Beauty-ET Sire: Regancrest Elton Durham-ET Owner: Brad Kasten, Hilbert Exhibitor: Shianne Ferry Krull Dundee Paula Sire: Regancrest Dundee-ET Owner: Krull Farms, Lake Mills Exhibitor: Colin Uecker Best Dressed Junior sponsored by Ryan-Vu Dairy Frozenes JK Darnell Sire: Erbacres Damion Owner: Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma Exhibitor: Jordan Ebert East-Branch Sanchez Leann Sire: Gen-Mark Stmatic Sanchez Owner: Kristin Jarek & East-Branch Holsteins, Bonduel Exhibitor: Kristin Jarek Best Dressed Adult Female sponsored by Scenic-Edge Holsteins Ourway Apple Licious-ET Sire: Big Apple-Red Owner: Kenna Kirsnis & Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn Exhibitor: Kenna Kirsnis Burledge Shottle Graffiti-ET Sire: Picston Shottle-ET Owner: Ray, Rae Nell, Joseta & Ted Halbur, Fond du Lac Exhibitor: Joseta Halbur Top Production, Fat & Protein sponsored by Brian Greenman, Rural Mutual Insurance agent

Best Dressed Female Kristin Jarek with WHA Princesses Crystal SiemersPeterman and Morgan Behnke

Best Dressed Junior Colin Uecker with WHA Princesses Crystal SiemersPeterman and Morgan Behnke

Top Milk, Fat & Protein Award WHA Princesses Crystal SiemersPeterman & Morgan Behnke, Joseta Halbur with Burledge Shottle Graffiti-ET, Ray & Rae Nell Halbur

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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.

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

Name of Owner __________________________________________________________________________________ Phone _______________________________________

Full entry fees must accompany entry form or sent within the appropriate time noted above.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Fee Schedule: Payment of $35 per animal due by January 1, 2014; Late entries will be accepted from January 2 - April 30, 2014 for $50 per animal.



Full Name of Animal Date of Birth Reg. Number Sire Sire’s A.I. Organization ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2016 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity Official Entry Blank

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, 2012 through August 31, 2013 is eligible for the 2016 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity. FEES: Entries, along with $35 per animal, must be postmarked on or before January 1, 2014. Animals may be late entered from January 2 - April 30, 2014 for $50 per animal. 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. In the event however, that any condition should arise which prevents the showing of the

2016 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity

FROM THE FIELD By Sarah Trapp, Holstein USA Regional Field Rep After a busy summer of shows and sales it is easy to see how an $8 investment can affect your herd. Registering your animal unlocks so many avenues that we sometimes all overlook. Registered animals increase the value of your herd just by having good identification information. Proper identification results in improved breeding and milk records. Registered animals can be marketed in your backyard or exported all over the world. With genomic information there is an opportunity for anyone to market females or for selling sons through AI. Our youth really benefit from Holstein activities as well. I have heard so many stories at farms about experiences with little britches, cow camp, showmanship and friends at fairs, as well as Holstein convention with the many activities and contests. Besides being such a great activity for our youth, showing, meetings and conventions are an excellent way for adults to meet other registered breeders and to promote their genetics. So if you are involved with Registered Holsteins, be sure to take advantage of the many offerings the Registered Cow has, and pass on the word that we have a start-up program that allows all Holstein Breeders the chance to register their grade herd. So if you have friends or neighbors with the great Holstein cow, tell them about them many opportunities for them and their family. If you have questions about Holstein’s Start-up program give Chris, Dennis or I a call and we will stop out to visit.

Yager joins Wisconsin Holstein in Public Relations Role

Ashley Yager has joined the Wisconsin Holstein Association as Public Relations Associate in a parttime capacity. “We are excited to have Ashley on staff, and are looking forward to utilizing her experience in marketing as we create more value for members of our association,” said Larry Nelson, executive director. “Ashley will have a vital role in enhancing the brand of the Wisconsin Holstein Association.” Yager is no stranger to the dairy industry, as she grew up on her parents’ Registered Holstein farm and obtained her bachelor’s degree in dairy science and life sciences communication from UW-Madison in 2007. She served WHA in a similar capacity following graduation before taking a role at ABS Global in advertising and promotions in 2011. While at ABS Global, Yager was responsible for the development and production of marketing materials, press releases and trade show event needs, as well as development of communication plans to meet marketing objectives of the ABS North America business. In the public relations associate role, Yager will be responsible for the writing and distribution of press releases, implementation of an annual marketing calendar, development of collateral materials, and creating and managing content for the Wisconsin Holstein website and all social media channels. Yager will be based from the Baraboo office 20 hours a week, and is looking forward to the extra time at home with husband, Mike, and 9-month-old son, Aidan.

Sarah Trapp

Northern Wisconsin & UP Michigan

Sponsor Spotlight: Accelerated Genetics When you hear the word “brand” what comes to mind? The color of a specific brand of tractor, a name of your favorite yummy candy bar, a phrase that immediately reminds you why you wear those jeans, “Levis. Original Jeans. Original People?” If you said yes to any of these options, you’d be absolutely correct! An effective brand speaks to the consumer without “saying” anything. Accelerated Genetics recently went through the process of establishing its new brand promise... PEOPLE. PRODUCTS. PRIDE. It’s a promise the cooperative makes to its customers - and everyone else with whom it interacts. At a minimum, a successful brand makes the following commitment - This is what we value (PEOPLE), these are our priorities (PRODUCTS), and this is how we behave (PRIDE). • What WE Value: PEOPLE Accelerated Genetics will always put a high value on the people who interact with the organization, whether those people are employees, customers or those in the industry. • Our Priorities: PRODUCTS Another essential part of the Accelerated Genetics brand promise is that we back up our words with exceptional products - the ones our customers want, the ones that will help move our entire industry forward. • How We Behave: PRIDE Every day in everything we do, Accelerated Genetics is characterized by pride. Not arrogance - but a dedicated resolve to look ourselves in the mirror at the end of the day knowing we’ve done everything we could for our customers and the industry. Now that the promise has been crafted, it needed to be translated into a supporting brand identity, a new logo to reflect the essential elements of the rebranded cooperative. The red triangle, part of the cooperative’s logo since the beginning, represents the company’s history. The logo now also features three distinctive black stripes, one for each of the brand promises the cooperative is making: People, Products and Pride. Accelerated Genetics has also established a new vision for its future: To Be The Producer’s Trusted First Choice. This statement clearly identifies that Accelerated Genetics is focus on each and every producer. It wants to provide the tools to help your business grow, allowing us to be your trusted first choice. A brand is only as effective as those who are committed to live by it daily. You can be assured the more than 250 employees who represent Accelerated Genetics in over 96 different countries worldwide have accepted that challenge. They are more than ready to continue the 70-year legacy that has now evolved into Accelerated Genetics, where it’s all about PEOPLE. PRODUCTS. PRIDE. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2013-13


Mauk-E-Way Farm Plymouth, WI by Ashley Yager

Bryan & Brittney holding Natalie & Braxton, Sarah & Kyle Mauk

removed part of the old barn, allowing them to add 22 tie-stalls that range in different sizes. In addition, they built a heifer and calf barn that is connected to the milking barn to accommodate the larger number of animals. Mauk-E-Way is now home to 62 cows with an 80 pound tank average. Their rolling herd average is 24,800 pounds milk, with 920 pounds fat and 820 pounds protein. The farm is home to 55 head of young stock. The Mauks have been classifying their herd for five years, and have he dairy has grown from its original 450 cows to a present total of just recently started using the Holstein Complete program to help manage Mauk-E-Way Farm has come a long way from their 1987 farm herd genetics. The herd currently consists of eight Excellent, 18 Very Good purchase and milking 13 grade cows. Kyle and Sarah Mauk have made and just five Good Plus cows. significant strides through the years, Through thoughtful purchases, including raising a family and the Mauks have been able to work modernizing the farm to include new with a select group of individuals to tie stalls, a machine shed, heifer barn, improve herd genetics. Budjon Encore and two silos. Annalie-ET, EX-94 3E, was purThe farm is still home to Kyle chased from the Budjon Farms and Sarah, but their son Bryan works December Opportunity Sale in 2009. full-time on the farm with plans to go Her lifetime to date is over 165,000 into partnership in the near future. He pounds milk, and her current record and his wife Brittney, as well as at 10-02 is on track to surpass the children Natalie, age 3, and Braxton, 25,000 pound mark. Annalie is from age 15 months, reside on the farmEX-96 3E Stardust Anisa, and the stead. Brittney is a full-time student at Mauks have an impressive seven Lakeland College and will graduate daughters in the herd, including two this fall with a bachelor’s degree in milking Destry daughters. In addition, accounting. they have one Goldwyn fall yearling, Kyle and Sarah have three grown three Dempsey fall calves and one children: Brenda, Bryan and Karla. Atwood winter calf. Brenda is married to Colin Bruton Mil-Lon SS Erica-ET *RC, Budjon Encore Annalie-ET EX-94 3E and they have a son, Colton. Karla EX-92-2E, was purchased from the and husband Chris Kletzien are Milksource Tag Event in March 2013. stationed in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The Mauks are excited to work with All of Kyle and Sarah’s children this outstanding production cow, who enjoyed being raised on the farm, but at 6-11 2x 365 days produced 40,658 Bryan took a special interest in continwith 4.4% 1807 fat and 3.0% 1233 uing the farming tradition. He and his protein. Erica is a September Storm wife Brittney became very involved from Krull Encore Elsie-ET, EX-94, and introduced the farm to registered her second dam is Krull Elegant genetics. First, Bryan decided to put Rose-ET, EX-93, and then Elegance registration papers on a few of his herself. The Mauks have three Advent dad’s grade cows, and since those early pregnancies due in March from Erica. years he has purchased a few cows to One of the cows that the Mauks add. Together, the family has built a registered from within their herd is registered herd from those select cows. making her own mark. Mauk-E-Way While building their registered Damion Lexi, EX-90 at three years of herd, the Mauks have continued to age, is a Damion daughter from make improvements to their facilities. Mauk-E-Way Aspen Lori, EX-90. In 2012, they completed a remodel Lexi’s record at 2-06 2x and 305 days and addition to their barn. They yielded 22,787 milk with 2.2% 494 fat Mil-Lon SS Erica-ET EX-92 2E


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and 3.0% 695 protein. Lexi has a Gold Chip spring yearling, a full sister summer calf, and a maternal sister by Gold Chip. Sires currently in the Mauk-E-Way breeding program include Damion, Sanchez, Aftershock, Atwood, Braxton, Goldsun, Brady, Gold Chip and Brokaw. Heifer pens include daughters by Gold Chip, Atwood, Dempsey, Brady, Damion, Baxter and Alexander, and most young milking daughters are by Sanchez, Damion, Destry and Aftershock. The Mauk family is excited to continue its journey down the Registered Holstein path. They hope to have a herd that is entirely registered, and to continue improving their cattle with each generation and mating. They hope to continue showing cattle to gain exposure for their genetic progress, and look forward to the opportunities that Registered Holsteins can provide.

Mauk-E-Way Damion Lexi EX-90

NATIONAL DIRECTOR’S REPORT Fellow Holstein Breeders, During the recent genetic evaluation, two more haplotypes effecting fertility were disclosed in the Holstein breed. To be quite frank, these two additional haplotypes are not likely to be the last as genomics allows us to dig deeper into the genetic code than ever before. In the latest work, Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory (AIPL) scientists identified HH4 and HH5 which have low carrier frequencies of 0.7 and 5.0 percent, respectively in Holstein populations. While animals that carry such haplotypes appear normal, when mated to a carrier, one in four progeny would inherit two copies of the suspect haplotype. Depending on the defect, the offspring will not survive long enough to be born or die at birth. The HH4 defect reduces conception rates by 3 percent. Meanwhile, with HH5, nearly all pregnancies are lost before 60 days of gestation resulting in a 3.5 percent reduction in perceived conception rates. The takeaway all the haplotypes is to make sure potential carriers are mated to a clean, noncarrier sire. This can be done by making informed choices by visiting our Holstein website. Currently, you have to sort through the pdf file found at under Pedigree Information (left section of the website): genetic codes (dropdown tap): haplotypes affecting fertility. We are working to have it available on the family tree function as well. Moving forward, scientists will be able to determine previously known genetic recessives, both good and bad, through the haplotype process (Brachyspina, BLAD, CVM, DUMPS, Mulefoot, polled and red coat color). That situation will allow Holstein to further bundle genetic tests and reduce time and costs for all members. Speaking of genetic tests, the Elite Cow project has been proceeding quite well. It was originally an idea from long-time Holstein breeder, Bob Miller. The purpose was to identify long-lived, high type cows, sample their DNA through genomics and then compare them to the overall Holstein population. Holstein identified 1,442 cows born within a predefined time period where cows that were 85 points or higher over 150,000 lifetime might still be living. After an invitation to participate in the study was extended, breeders submitted 696 samples for nearly a 50 percent response rate. We all look forward to learning more from the study as research ensues. Another separate, but very valuable research project that Holstein is working on is a wide-ranging feed efficiency study. This research will prove valuable at identifying unique genetics that better convert feed to milk. Lastly, Holstein is working with Red & White to fully handle their registration process after the Red and White Dairy Cattle Association membership approved the joint venture by an 89 percent vote earlier this year. As a result, one certificate will register both Holsteins and Red & Whites. Additionally, Holstein will classify all Red & Whites moving forward. It is expected the two breed databases will be reconciled by year’s end. This is just some of the joint initiatives between the two groups. Moving forward, each organization will continue to handle their own magazines and maintain separate membership roles. Our next national board meeting is scheduled for November 21 & 22. If you have any matters that should be brought to our attention, please give us a call. Your Midwest National Directors, Paul Buhr, Corey Geiger, Mark Kerndt, Boyd Schaufelberger

From your President Marci Walker Dear Wisconsin Holstein Members, World Dairy Expo is just around the corner, if you are a Holstein enthusiast making a trip there, enjoy the last year on the grounds as we currently know them. This is a very exciting time as the Alliant Energy Center prepares to bring new state-of-the-art facilities for so many venues ready for use in the fall of 2014. Our goal as your Wisconsin Holstein Board is to try to have hosts for state events booked three years out to allow for planning and preparation. In my September column I mentioned that we would be discussing State Championship Show location options at our September Board Meeting. At this time we thank members for their commitment to hosting the 2014 State Championship Show July 14 & 15, 2014 in Iowa County. We do not have any other counties or districts requesting to host beyond 2014. As we look at potentially having 4-5 county locations to rotate to, it seems many county fairgrounds either have facilities that can accommodate our show numbers, but not the membership power to get it done or the membership power, but not the facilities that can accommodate our show numbers. This matter is of glaring concern for us. While a few different State Show options were discussed in depth at the board meeting, it was voted upon and passed to look in more detail what our options might be if we would host our show in Madison at the new Alliant Energy Center grounds beginning in 2015. The State and District Show Committee along with a sub-committee from the WHA Board is working together to review options and see what exactly Madison could offer us. The grounds reservations are already filling up fast, so we are assessing the Alliant Energy Center option in a timely fashion looking at all the pros and cons. If you haven’t already, I invite you to share your thoughts on this subject with a WHA Board Member or the Wisconsin Holstein staff. Each year the Young Adult Committee awards $500.00 Educational Awards to applicants 21-45 years of age to assist in furthering their knowledge within the dairy industry. To apply for a Young Adult Award, interested applicants should call the WHA office at 1-800-223-4269 or visit the website at by November 15. Applicants must be a member of the Wisconsin Holstein Association and their primary source of income should be from the farm. Educational events include, but are not limited to, Young Dairy Leader’s Institute, World Dairy Expo, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and World Ag Expo. The October chance to win an Oh My Cow Pie Trivia; How big is our organization, how many total members does the WI Holstein Association serve? All correct entries received via email by October 15 will be considered for a random drawing of an Oh My Cow Pie. Your President, Marci Walker

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Siemers Holsteins hosts Wisconsin Holstein Picnic The 2013 Wisconsin Holstein Association State Picnic was held on Saturday, August 17, at the Siemers Holsteins farm of Newton, Wis. Over 450 Holstein enthusiasts enjoyed great food, weather and camaraderie on a beautiful August day. The festivities kicked off with lunch at 11:00 a.m. A homemade ice cream stand and fresh lemonade were a nice touch on a warm Saturday. After a great meal, picnic guests were invited to view some of the Siemers’ elite Holstein females, including Critter-Ridge Reba-Red-ET, an EX-92 Contender daughter that was named Supreme Champion at the 2013 Wisconsin Junior State Fair. The Siemers also had an impressive display of high genomic heifers and additional elite females that are on flush and IVF programs. A first for WHA state picnics, the Siemers family held a lead-out judging contest with three classes of Holsteins. Members of the Junior Activities Committee were the gracious volunteers on the halters, and over 80 people participated in this unique contest. Following the contest, picnic attendees were invited back to the tent for a brief program. The MC for the afternoon was board member Kevin Jorgensen, who kicked the afternoon off with a welcome and thank you presentation to the Siemers family. Also taking the microphone was WHA Board President, Marci Walker, and Breed Improvement Committee Chair, Matt Lippert. Guests were fortunate to hear updates from Corey Geiger, National Director, Holstein Association USA, Inc. Members of the Manitowoc County Holstein breeders recognized their youth for accomplishments this year, and the program concluded with a presentation from Steve Rose on “realizing your potential and achieving your purpose.” The final event of the afternoon was bossie bingo, featuring the matriarch herself, Tri-Day Ashlyn. Over $7,000 was raised by the sales of squares for this event to support the Wisconsin Holstein Juniors, Manitowoc County Juniors and Manitowoc County Holstein breeders. The grand prize bingo winner was Todd and Trish Hoesly of Broadhead, who took home a $1,000 check. Wisconsin Holstein would like to extend a thank you to the Siemers family for hosting an outstanding event, and for the outstanding contributions to the juniors as a result of bossie bingo. Winners in the judging contest were: Ladies’ Division Men’s Division 1. Sara Harbaugh 1. Bill Calvert 2. Kim Voigts 2. Ron Jones 3. Angie Ulness 3. Dave Sarbacker Youth Division (14 & Under) 1. Garrett Ulness 2. McKenzie Calvert 3. Allie Breunig

Youth Division (15-21) 1. Elizabeth Sarbacker 2. Lizi Endres 3. Sanne de Bruijn

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Midwest Holsteins FALL 2013

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Thank You & Congratulations!! We would like to thank Leroy Eggink (left) for his dedicated service as the Region 6 National Director for the last six years! Congratulations to our new director, Mark Kerndt (right) as the new Region 6 National Director!

The Iowa Holstein Association Proudly Presents. . . Dubuque Royale Video Co-Director - Jaclyne Hamlett Heller, Starring Trent Henkes as Felix and Larry Landsgard as James Bond, Video Co-Director - Leah Henkes Lange

Dubuque Royale ~ See it on! ~ Don’t miss the Dubuque Royale Blooper Reel video also on youtube!

Mark Kerndt as Dr. No and Megan Rauen & Rachel Demmer as the Bond Girls See some of the farms and other tour sites for the 2014 National Holstein Convention in the movie!

We are excited to showcase our Holsteins and a variety of local attractions during the 2014 National Holstein Convention.

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Midwest Holsteins Fall 2013 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS B-J-Grove ........................................ 20 KJ Holsteins .................................... 31 RWDCA .......................................... 21 Bluff-Ridge ................................ 24-25 Lindale Holsteins ............................ 12 Selz-Pralle Dairy.............................. 23 Butlerview .......................................... 6 Ludwig Farms.................................. 42 Sheeknoll ........................................ 10 Clinton County Classic.................... 41 Lyons Holsteins................................ 37 Sherdale Farms ................................ 39 Dream Prairie Holsteins .................. 27 Manannah-Valley ............................ 26 Steffes Holsteins .............................. 42 Erbacres .......................................... 46 Marathon County ...................... 32-36 Stranshome...................................... 38 Golden Oaks Farm .......................... 15 Meadow Marsh .............................. 44 Sugar Creek Dairy .......................... 11 Hammertime Holsteins .................. 48 Melarry ............................................ 30 T-Spruce Holsteins .......................... 26 Hendel Farms .................................. 39 Minnesota Directory of Services .... 45 Team Holsteins ................................ 31 Henkeseen Holsteins........................ 47 Minnesota Fall Sale ........................ 19 University of Minnesota.................... 7 Hill-Ton Holsteins .......................... 43 Olmar Farms .................................... 3 UW-Madison ............................ 5 & 13 Hilltop Dairy .................................. 29 Paradise-D Holsteins ...................... 28 UW-Platteville Pioneer Classic.... 16-17 Holstein USA .................................. 44 Regancrest ...................................... 18 Willows Edge .................................. 14 Illini Futures Sale ............................ 12 Ripps Dairy Valley LLC .................. 22 Wilstar Holsteins ............................ 8-9 Iowa Holstein Association ................ 2 Rock-N-Hill Holsteins .................... 28 Kara-Kesh Holsteins ...................... 21 Royola Holsteins .............................. 40

Wisconsin Holstein Association 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 Phone (608) 356-2114 • Fax (608) 356-6312 1-800-223-4269 To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813 Phone (608) 723-4933 • Fax (608) 723-4973 e-mail: WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION STAFF: Larry Nelson, Executive Director Laura Wackershauser, Editor/Advertising Manager Sharon Maffei, Membership Coordinator Ashley Yager, Public Relations Associate WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Marci Walker, President - WI Dells, 608-253-3003 Chris McCullough, Vice President - Juda, 608-934-1425 Paula Bovre, Secretary - Fond du Lac, 920-923-6991 Todd Borgwardt, Executive Committee - Valders, 920-758-3133 Kevin Jorgensen, Executive Committee - Waupun, 920-210-3992 Bill Calvert - Cuba City, 608-759-2080 Dan Cnossen - Hatley, 715-302-1327 Matt Lippert - Pittsville, 715-884-6578 Tracy Nelson - Ellsworth, 715-307-1804 Chad Ryan - Fond du Lac, 920-960-1449 Todd Stanek - Fall Creek, 715-456-8718 Kent Wendorf - Viroqua, 608-689-2201 NATIONAL DIRECTORS: Paul Buhr Viroqua • 608-606-3480 Corey Geiger Mukwanago • 920-650-0294

The University of

WISCONSIN MADISON Dairy Science Student Profile Name: Breinne Hendrickson Hometown: Belleville, WI High School: Belleville High School Class Size: 72 Farm: Jeffrey-Way Holsteins Major: Dairy Science and Life Sciences Communication Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? I chose to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison because I knew I would receive a tremendous education both in and outside of the classroom. I also knew the staff and courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison would be top of the line. What has been your most memorable college experience? I would say the Royal, ADSAs and Marketing Team competition, as well as working at World Dairy Expo. I can’t stress enough how exposure to off-campus activities is extremely important in order to build relationships and networks within the agricultural industry. What has been your favorite course? Dairy Science 305 (Lactation Physiology) because I loved understanding the biological and molecular level as to how cows provide milk and ways to improve milk production in each individual cow. LSC 360 (Information Radio) was another favorite of mine; I was able to create a 30-minute radio show! What are your future career goals? I would like to obtain a career in marketing and communications within the dairy industry, then eventually manage my own dairy promotion and advertising business. I will also be living on a farm upon graduation to continue to grow my own Registered Holstein herd.

UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science 1675 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706 Ph. 608-263-3308 • Contact: Ted Halbach e-mail: MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2013 - 5


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The Gopher Dairy Club is one of the largest and most active, and it’s your ticket to ADSA activities, Senior Trip to California, the campus-wide fun of Minnesota Royal, and scholarships for incoming new members – all of which are funded by our student-managed Gopher Dairy Bar at the Minnesota State Fair. And, U of MN students are well known in dairy cattle judging, National Dairy Challenge, as well as National Dairy Shrine, which “Gophers” have consistently been awarded the most scholarships over the past five years. Academically speaking, our dairy faculty has declared teaching its top priority, so students are always first.

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Cava-Lanes Merlin Dolly VG-88 EX-MS

6-11 2x 365 41,614 3.9 1642 2.9 1209

3-03 2x 248 25,050 3.7 924 3.1 767 inc. GTPI +2109

Her full sister Divine-Red won the 125,000 lb. class at Madison last year. Divine’s Sept. Storm granddaughter is a sale feature. Delaney has a red Dusk 3 year old due before the sale to Absolute. Delaney’s Barbwire March calf is a heartthrob! Durham’s family!

Embryos and pregnancies by Nominee and McCutchen. Maternal line with a sire stack of Goldwyn x Outside x Rudolph x Durham’s full sister with a great health trait son of Zenith makes a terrific blend of current and traditional genetics!

Wilstar Advent Anna-Red-ET VG-86

Opsal Wilstar Rubens Dori-ET EX-94 3E GMD

2-00 2x 365 22,857 4.6 1049 3.4 773

7-11 2x 365 48,108 3.7 1764 2.8 1352 Lifetime just short of 290,000

A potential 9th generation EX from our Enhancer Alicia family, this Junior 3 Year Old has high end show potential! Just fresh, this national show winning heifer is entered for Madison & will be entered for Louisville. Don’t miss her short-bred Z Destiny daughter.

Directly from Durham’s maternal line, many descendants of this amazing brood cow are flourishing at Wilstar & Opsal’s including Shottles, Sanchez, Gabor and others. Shottle Dare was the winning Junior 2 at District 6 & is due back in March to Atwood before the Spring Show.

Schedule of Events for the weekend... 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Lunch, Judging Contest, Kids’ activities, Silent Auction for Juniors, and more! Breeders’ Roundtable, “Adding Value to the Registered Holstein” Moderator: Dave Selner, Panelists: Paul Buhr, Matt Engel, Spencer Hackett & Bob Webb Pizza Party Saturday evening Tag Sale ends at 4:00 p.m. sharp on Sunday, October 13 Directions to the farm: From Poy Sippi, take County H west 1 mile then 30th Drive south 2 miles to farm. 8 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2013

Saturday, October 12 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. followed by the Wilstar Open House & Tag Sale, beginning at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Milksource Destry Tanya-Red-ET

Ladinodale Lawn Boy Amanda-Red-ET VG-86

1st Winter Yearling, 2013 District 7 Show A long list of fans have been admiring this beautiful winter yearling all summer. Entered for Madison, she hails from the 2x AllAmerican Advent Tally EX-93. Pregnant to Acme and due in April, here is the opportunity to get in on the best of the breed while on her way up!

This former #1 Red/PO CTPI cow of the breed is now bred back to Armani & due next March. She has daughters by Epic, Lovely Man, Mogul & Earnhardt... all available for your inspection & several are polled. From our Enhancer Alicias, if polled is your desire take a great family with it!

Wilstar-RS Talent Lilly-ET *RC VG-87 EX-MS 2-00 2x 302 19,525 4.3 847 3.1 605 This black beauty is the full sister to the 2011 WDE Res. Grand Champion, Talent Limited. Lilly’s Destry is due in March as a Junior 2. Lilly’s Debonair sister has an incredible frame to breed from. A polled Ladd P from this family is extra special too! Truly “unLimited” opportunities!

2-04 2x 365 30,198 4.5 1356 3.2 981

BVK Atwood Abbatha-ET VG-87 2-07 2x 311 24,613 3.9 963 3.2 779 inc. Here is a line bred Adeen... the full sister to the All-American Junior 2 Year Old in 2012! The flush record is impeccable. If you like thick, rich bloodlines and outstanding type, this is just one more example of your possibilities! Come see us October 12!

H All saleable animals (non-recipients) on the farm will be tagged, including some bulls & embryos H Tag sale contacts: Scott Courtney Chad Ryan Kevin Jorgensen Brandon Ferry Tracy Schaefer

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Willis & Carla Gunst, Cathryn & Christopher 3687 30th Drive, Pine River, WI 54965 920.858.9367 Willis cell MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2013 - 9


MS SUGAR-C ALEXNDR QUEEN-ET VG-86 VG-MS at 2Y GTPI +1927 2-00 3x 204 19,540 3.9 764 3.0 575 inc. • Due March 2014 to Jabir with an ultrasound female • 3 Numero Uno daughters: +2177G, +2160G & +2136G • Planet daughter: +2017G PEDIGREE POWER! From 11 generations of Excellent & Very Good dams: Dam: VG-86 VG-MS Shottle with 37,090 3.5 1313 2.7 1006 2nd Dam: VG-88 EX-MS GMD Morty with 33,900 3.9 1315 3.0 1090 3rd Dam: EX-91 EX-MS Manfred with 38,530 3.7 1409 3.0 1148 4th Dam: EX-90 EX-MS Rudolph with 31,830 4.2 1324 3.0 966 5th Dam: 3E-92 EX-MS GMD DOM Leadman with lifetime of 184,240 4.1 7557 3.2 5942 6th Dam: 2E-90 GMD DOM Chief with lifetime of 118,940 3.8 4,551 3.1 3685 7th Dam: 4E-97 GMD DOM Northcroft Ella Elevation with lifetime of 205,347 3.9 8100, All-American Aged Cow 1980, 1981, 1982 8th Dam: 2E-91 EX-MS GMD DOM with lifetime of 142,420 3.5 5001; 9th dam VG-85; 10th dam VG-89; 11th dam VG-85

Stop by SUGAR-CREEK anytime - we would love to show you QUEEN and her 550 herdmates. We are located one hour from Madison between Janesville & Elkhorn. to /39 I-90

N5663 Hwy. O, Elkhorn, WI 53121 • Phone: 262-728-0702 • Cell: 262-374-0793 email: Herdsman: Curtis Horsens RHA: 33, 262 4.0 1332 3.16 1050 2/13 classification: 211 head - 7 new EX, 54 VG, 90 GP


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


31st Annual

UW-Platteville Pioneer Classic

Saturday, October 26 • 11:00 a.m. • Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, WI Open House, Friday, October 25 - 6-9 p.m • Continental Breakfast Sale Day at 10:30 a.m. Goldwyn from Samantha

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5-01 2x 305 31,670 4.2 1323 3.0 940 Lft: 1814d 141,050 4.0 5625 3.2 4568 3x Nominated All-American Goldwyn summer yearling from Samantha sells. Next dams: VG-85, VG-88, VG-86. Majestic View Genetics LLC

4-01 2x 365 35,750 4.7 1682 3.5 1247 Senior & Grand Champion, WDE R&W ’11 Red polled carrier Effect from an EX-91 DOM maternal sister to Apple. Next dams: EX-95 2E DOM, EX-93 GMD DOM, EX-94 DOM, EX-96 DOM, EX-90. KHW Genetics & Redrock View

7-01 2x 305 29,810 3.6 1082 2.7 803 Lft: 1642d 137,630 3.8 5243 3.0 4166 VG-85 Alexander from Sweet sells with her Oct. ’13 Massey heifer. Next dams: VG-87 DOM, EX-91 2E GMD DOM, EX-90 GMD DOM, EX-90 GMD DOM & EX-91 GMD DOM. Steve Holte

6-04 2x 365 35,058 4.1 1440 3.0 1065 Lft: 1446d 119,360 4.0 4753 3.1 3692 Pick from two Ladd *RC polled heifers, GTPI +2156 & 2120, from VG-86 2Y Domain then Goulash. 3rd Dam EX-92 DOM. Dan Pagenkopf

Fresh Braxton x Mint Family

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Red Destry from Mascara

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6-00 2x 364 26,960 4.5 1201 3.0 821 Fresh Braxton from a VG-86 Goldwyn granddaughter of Mint. 2nd dam VG-88 Damion, then Mint, EX-91 2E, EX-91 2E, VG-86 & EX-92 2E. Rick Henderson

3-07 3x 305 40,760 3.6 1473 2.8 1136 Lft: 1905d 155,560 3.5 5394 2.9 4516 +1975 GTPI McCutchen heifer sells from an EX-90 Sanchez daughter of Gala. 3rd dam VG-89. Straussdale Holsteins LLC

4-02 2x 305 26,060 4.1 1073 3.1 810 Red Destry spring yearling out of Mascara sells. Next dams: EX-91 2E, EX-96 WDE Supreme Champion Hillcroft Leader Melanie, VG-88 & VG-86. Majestic View Genetics LLC

5-07 2x 305 38,540 2.9 1117 2.9 1106 Misty’s Damion daughter was fresh in August & just scored EX-90 as a 4-year-old. She sells with 3-01 2x 305 24,990 3.6 906 3.3 834. Shane & Scott Courtney

Fresh Sanchez Sells

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8-00 2x 305 37,870 3.6 1351 2.9 1080 All-American Senior 3 Year Old 2006 Fresh Sanchez from a VG-88 Pronto from Amy sells. Next dam VG-88 GMD. Hannah, Hayden & Holden Hockerman

3-02 3x 305 35,570 4.0 1438 2.9 1029 Lauthority full-aged December calf from Rose sells. Next dams: EX-95 2E DOM Brigeen-C Integrit Robin-ET, EX-91 3E GMD & VG-88. Reed Holthaus

GTPI +2274 NM$ +701 PTAT +2.62 EffectP calf from Sunday sells with GTPI +2167. Next dams VG-87 Des-Y-Gen Planet Silk & VG-85 2Y Can, VG-87 2Y Can, VG-87 Can, VG-86 2Y Can, & 6 more VG or EX Can dams. Sebastien Dion

EX-91 2E DOM 6-10 2x 305 27,500 4.3 1176 2.8 783 Red Destry sells fresh in August. Dam is GP Wilstar High Class daughter, then EX-91, EX-91 2E DOM Mary, EX-94 2E & VG-86. Brian & Mark Olbrich & Nate Goldenberg

Other Outstanding Consignments: • VG-86 Debonair 4-year-old sells with 2-05 2x 305 15,200 3.7 565 3.4 517. Next 2 dams EX-93. MATT HENKES • Fresh Red Debonair heifer. Dam and 2nd dam over 1000 lbs. fat. TAYLOR, ISSAC & BROOKE MORET • Fresh Pontiac out of a VG/EX family. RICK HENDERSON • Ravish heifer from VG-85 Million with 2-04 364 24,448 904F 737P. Next dams: EX-90 Shottle, EX-90 DOM Durham, EX-93 2E DOM, EX-94 3E GMD DOM, EX-92 2E DOM, EX-91 2E DOM, EX-90 2E. KAYLA MORET • Polled December 2012 Detonator from a Dudoc Toubib P. Next dams: VG-85 GMD DOM Oman & EX-92 GMD DOM Wesswood-HC Rudy Missy. MATT & BEN DORSHORST • Fresh Look heifer, +1824 GTPI, out of several VG/EX dams. DUSTIN TIFFANY Many more consignments from top families including embryo lots & color breeds. 16 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2013

For Catalogs or Information, contact: Andrea Pagenkopf, Chair 608-732-8907 Darcy Steffes, Selections Chair 815-541-4483 Garrett Madland, Committee Leader 608-393-6408 Cassy Krull, Public Relations & Donations 920-253-9428

31st Annual

UW-Platteville Pioneer Classic

Saturday, October 26 • 11:00 a.m. • Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, WI Open House, Friday, October 25 - 6-9 p.m • Continental Breakfast Sale Day at 10:30 a.m. Atwood from the Palas

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3-11 2x 365 37,465 3.6 1336 3.1 1171 A full-aged September Atwood from the Pala family sells. Dam is EX-90 GMD DOM Roy, then Pamela. Next dams: VG-87 3Y Can, EX-95 2E GMD DOM Promis, EX-94 3E DOM Ultimate Pala & VG-88. Rodney Hetts

3-04 2x 305 22,540 4.0 905 3.2 730 Lauthority from Trudy sells due in December to Atwood. Next dams: EX-93 3E, EX-92 2E, EX-92 4E, EX-91 2E, EX-91 4E, EX-91 3E. Brian & Koral Harbaugh, Kyle Moon & Robin Krohlow

1-10 2x 305 20,330 4.3 866 3.3 666 7th Milking Yearling, Royal Winter Fair ’10 Windhammer full-aged December calf from Poison sells. Next dams: EX-92 2E, EX-96 2E DOM Paradise, EX-90 DOM, EX-94 DOM. Majestic View Genetics LLC

7-00 2x 305 34,450 4.5 1562 3.2 1098 Lft: 1844d 144,460 4.4 6295 3.5 5015 Fresh Windbrook sells from Altitude VI, a VG-88 full sister to Altitude. Next dams: EX-93 GMD DOM, EX-94 DOM, EX-96 DOM & EX-90. Ryan Kamps

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4-07 2x 305 23,219 5.1 1193 3.2 740 Get your choice of a heifer from Blk Betty by a mutually agreeable sire. Next dams: VG-85 & EX-92 2E. Jenna Langer

5-02 2x 305 24,710 4.0 1000 3.0 752 Red Durham-Red heifer sells from a GP-81 Landslide then Razzin. Next dams: VG-87, EX-92, EX-96 3E GMD DOM Blackrose & EX-93 DOM, VG-87 & VG-89. Brady Tiffany

3-05 2x 305 25,310 4.5 1140 3.5 879 Kristi’s full-aged winter calf by Dempsey sells. Dam is VG-85 Sanchez. 3rd dam: EX-93 2E, EX-92 2E, EX-92 3E GMD DOM & EX-91 3E GMD DOM. Robert Miller

4-09 2x 305 34,780 4.2 1445 3.0 1058 Bookem winter calf out of Motle sells. Next dams: EX-90 GMD DOM, EX-92 3E DOM, EX-90 2E, VG-87, EX-93 2E GMD DOM & EX-90. K-Manor Holsteins

Colt P Daughter Sells

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3-07 2x 305 36,800 3.9 1435 3.2 1164 Colt P spring yearling short bred to Barbwire-Red sells from this show family. 2nd dam EX-90. Matrix Show Cattle & Bedrock Holsteins

5-05 2x 305 32,940 4.2 1381 3.2 1051 A Truck heifer sells due in December with a Destry from Tally’s EX-90 red full sister. Heifer’s dams scored VG-85 & VG-87. Sheila Balmer

6-06 2x 305 42,750 3.9 1684 2.9 1257 Lft: 1443d 153,650 3.9 5991 3.3 5030 A Balti red carrier winter calf sells from Tory’s VG-88 Toystory granddaughter. 2nd dam is EX-90, 4th dam EX-92 4E GMD DOM. B&B Genetics

AUCTIONEER: John Hager, Waukon, IA PEDIGREES: Norm Nabholz, West Union, IA Other Contacts: Ryan Weigel 608-434-4109 Rick Thompson 608-279-2652 Cory Weigel 608-732-1058 Matt Lintvedt 608-225-4913 Ron Roskopf 414-587-4402

This stylish fall calf sells! Her dam is VG-87, then VG-86, GP & VG-85. Matt & Travis Smith

Other Outstanding Consignments: • Aftershock bred heifer due in March to Toystory. TYLER DORNINK • Spearmint 3-year-old from a GP-81 Mr Sam from EX-91 2E Machoman. PAUL HOESLY • Fresh Paddy from Rabur Outside Pandora family. R. PAUL BUHR • September 2012 Aftershock from an Onward with 2-08 305 31,723 1173F 908P. UW-PLATTEVILLE • Planet yearling due in April to Always-Red. MARK BROTHEN • Jasper 3-year-old from the Elegance Family sells due in January to Lheros. CINDY KRULL • Braxton heifer short bred to Guthrie sells, Junior Champion of 2013 Sauk County Fair. CHRIS MEYER • Fantasy red March calf from the Roxy family, backed by 7 generations EX. JAKE HOESLY Many more consignments from top families! MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2013 - 17
















A Pair of VG Jeeves

Rippd-Valley Jeeves 4567

Rippd-Valley Jeeves 4667

VG-85 VG-MS at 3Y +1947 GTPI

VG-85 at 3Y +1708 GTPI

1-10 3x 309 24,690 3.9 952 2.9 709 2-10 3x 354 37,880 3.9 1498 3.0 1130 On the top 10,000 CTPI list

1-11 3x 295 26,660 3.2 847 2.8 734 2-10 3x 296 33,440 3.2 952 3.3 994

Her dam is EX-91 2E EX-MS with 158,020 4.4 6952 3.2 5042 lifetime to date. She has a 9/2012 Shout daughter.

4667 has two daughters - a Braxton due in October & a Super Dean born 11/2012. Her dam has 29,000 at 1-11 & the 2nd dam is over 37,500 at 2-11

Rippd-Valley Bolton 4515

Rippd-Valley Pronto 4500

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VG-86 VG-MS at 2Y +1926 CTPI

1-10 3x 365 37,800 3.7 1400 2.7 1022 3-01 3x 310 31,160 3.7 1160 2.7 914 inc. Her first lactation Garret is off to a great start & her 11/2012 Blackout looks great. 4515’s dam has a lifetime total of 128,120.

1-11 3x 306 27,810 3.6 1003 3.2 824 2-10 3x 350 38,690 3.9 1505 3.2 1255 On the top 10,000 CTPI list Her dam is VG-87 VG-MS with 37,280 4.0 1480 3.0 1135. 2nd dam VG-86 VG-MS with 39,430 4.1 1618 3.0 1198. She has an 8/2011 Gabor due soon & an 8/2012 McCormick.

These four young cows represent our kind of cows here at Ripps Dairy Valley - top production, good individuals, good maternal lines and up and coming daughters we are looking forward to working with. Stop by for a visit, we would love to show you around! We’re less than a half hour from Madison.

August Classification: 308 head - 3 EX, 52 VG, 142 GP RHA: 999 cows 31,837 3.8 1212 3.1 971 3261 CY

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JOLIAM GOLDWYN 3404-ET EX-92 EX-92MS EE+VE 2-05 365 31,770 4.2 1337 3.1 973 3-08 308 31,630 4.2 1321 2.9 933 4-08 314 32,720 4.4 1446 3.2 1040 ~ Daughters by Damion, Alexander & Windbrook ~ Embryos by Shottle ~ Grand Champion, 2013 Clark Co. Fair Dam: Earglade Outside Lulu EX-90 3-00 365 42,000 3.8 1581 3.0 1274 lifetime: 135,860 3.7 5033 2.9 3995 2nd Dam: Earglade Jed Louella EX-92 2E GMD 4-10 365 39,630 3.6 1441 3.0 1177 Lifetime: 147,070 3.3 4909 2.9 4244

JOLIAM SHAQ LOUD 3762 VG-87 EX-MS 2-01 365 29,180 3.6 1061 2.9 837 3-03 170 20,930 3.7 789 2.7 549 inc. ~ Reserve Grand Champion, 2013 Clark Co. Fair ~ Reserve Intermediate Champion, 2013 District 4 Junior Show Sire: Deslacs Shaquille-ET Dam: Joliam Goldwyn 3406-ET VG-87 3-02 365 40,140 4.4 1770 3.3 1331 Full Sister to Goldwyn 3404

What a terrific family to breed and develop! They exemplify the kind of cows we breed here at Selz-Pralle Dairy - beautiful, hard working, and easy to manage. It’s all in the family! High type and production from udders that work and wear! It works for us - it can for you too! Call today!

SELZ-PRALLE DAIRY Ryan, Jessica & Nicole Pralle N4621 Hwy. 12, Humbird, WI 54746 • (715) 334-3434 • E-mail: MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2013 - 23



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DREAM-PRAIRIE GW ALBERTA-ET All-Wisconsin Junior 2 Year Old 2013 ~ Sired by Atwood Dam: Erinwood Tal Andrea-ET VG-88 EX-MS 2-04 2x 365 25,450 3.8 966 3.1 798 5-02 2x 199 17,610 3.7 664 3.1 561 inc. 2nd Dam: BKB Stormatic Andie-ET EX-91 EX-MS 2-10 2x 365 28,250 4.8 1366 3.1 887

Best wishes to Alberta’s new owners, David Crack & Callum McKinven. Alberta’s full sister, Antigo, was fresh in June and has been sold to Parker Hardy, MI. We wish all of the new owners the best of luck on the colored shavings with this pair of Junior 2 Year Olds.

3rd Dam: Shoremar S Alicia EX-97 6-10 365 35,761 4.3 1543 3.4 1215 Life: 1880 173,773 4.2 7242 3.4 5858 2x All-American, 3x All-Canadian

We have another full sister here at Dream Prairie that is due in January and two Guthrie maternal sisters due in December and March. Their dam is part of our flush program inquiries are welcome. Mark your calendars DREAM PRAIRIE COMPLETE DISPERSAL, APRIL 4, 2014

Cary & Joy Moser • Logan & Courtney 264 Coon Prairie Ave., Westby, WI 608-634-3803 • Cell 608-632-1401 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2013 - 27

For Sale

GRADE A DAIRY FARM FOR SALE Southern Green County, Wisconsin Options are negotiable: • Buildings & approx. 5 acres • Buildings & approx. 20 acres • Buildings & approx. 55 acres Available 3-1-2014

• 2 story cement wall & ceiling dairy barn • 54 stanchions, 4 box stalls • 2 inch pipeline & 600 gallon cooler • 4 silos, cattle & machine sheds • 4 bedroom home Contact

Rock-N-Hill Holsteins Mike & Marcy McCullough Juda, WI 53550 • 608-897-2723 • Mike cell: 608-426-2723

Selling a choice of these POLLED LADD DAUGHTERS at the UW-Platteville Pioneer Dairy Classic, October 26 in Lancaster, WI • Paradise-D Ladd Gnocchi-ET *RC PC TL GTPI +2156, born 4/3/13 • Paradise-D Ladd Getichini-ET *RC PC TL GTPI +2120, born 4/7/13

Their Dam: Paradise-D Domain Gortini VG-86 at 2-3 GTPI +2015 milking 98 lbs./day 4.6%F 2.7%P


2nd Dam (pictured): RAMOS GOULASH-ET


6-04 2x 365 35,058 1440 1065 • Next 11 generations VG or EX with 7 GMD or DOM

Don’t miss the chance to take your pick of these two stylish polled heifers. Both rank in the Top 20 U.S. and Top 40 internationally for high GTPI polled Ladd daughters. For more information on these heifers & the cow family, visit our website. 28 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2013

Dan & Nancy Pagenkopf Visitors Always Welcome

Craig, Ela & Alan • Scott & Haylee • Andrea 4613 County Rd. A, Lancaster, WI 53813 608.723.4017 e-mail: RHA: 27,155 4.1%F 3.2%P

Hilltop-LLC Jett Air 4459 VG-88 EX-91MS at 3Y 2-00 3x 352 30,070 3.8 1146 3.2 949 3-02 2x 167 19,850 4.0 606 2.9 536 inc. Dam: VG-85 with 33,570 3.0 1014 2.9 975

Hilltop-LLC Bowman 4584 VG-86 VG-MS at 3Y 2-02 3x 323 30,190 4.1 1226 3.2 959 3-03 3x 15 1,170 4.3 50 3.4 40 inc.

Hilltop-LLC Shane 4932 VG-85 VG-MS at 2Y 2-00 3x 197 16,320 3.5 564 3.0 495 inc.

These three young cows will be in the SEMEX TENT at World Dairy Expo. We are pleased they were selected. Stop by & look them over. Managers: Rich, Cal & Loren Greenfield, 920-296-9289 Herdsman: Kevin Greenfield, 920-296-9292 N309 County Trk. Q, Markesan, WI 53946

RHA: 1064 cows 31,410 3.5 1094 3.14 986 September 2013 classification: 105.4% BAA - 25 EX, 257 VG, 436 GP Find us on Facebook for more cow photos & herd updates! MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2013 - 29





















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Russ & Rosie Bauman Edgar, WI • 715-352-3177

5117 CTH “N”, EDGAR, WI 54426 • 715-352-3656 Mike & Linda King Kevin & June King

Visitors welcomed by appointment

Ralph & Sharon Bredl & Martine Bredl-Lueck

Brood Cow in the Making! Hoek-Tex Lou Trigger EX-90 Sired by Lou, her dam was a VG-88 Durham, 2nd dam EX Astre, 3rd dam EX Raider, 4th dam Romandale Faith EX-92, 4th dam Charity EX-97. Trigger is owned with Mike Vlietstra.


Loren & Anita Birkey Wausau, WI • 715-845-8601

C1965 Riviera Drive, Stratford, WI 54484 Office: 715-687-4236 Barn: 715-687-4826 Fax: 715-687-4011 E-Mail:

RHA: 415 cows 29,369 3.89 1144 3.05 894 Herd sires always available. Visitors always welcome

Our website has been updated with the latest genomic results! JO-WAL HOLSTEINS

GRANDEUR HOLSTEINS Grandeur Fernand Tamiko-ET

born 1/3/13

+2289 GTPI PTA +1676M +64F +48P +5.5PL +2.27 PTAT An early Fernand from Grandeur Domain Tikvah BLIVEN FAMILY Phone: 715-257-7255

R865 Mount View Lane Athens, WI 54411


Gary’s Dairy Good-Time registered Holsteins

Gary Stankowski Owner

Dam & Daughter - Now both EX-93! Jo-Wal-Langs Gold Nadia-ET Jo-Wal-Langs Tlnt Nanny-ET JOE & GEORGE WALDVOGEL & Sons 3604 Merrill Ave., Wausau, WI 54401 Phone: 715-675-2858 • and

Lang’s Twin Elm Farms, Inc.

Fred Lang Marathon, WI Phone: 715-443-2037 Fax: 715-443-3742

Our new special addition to the Schreiber Family

Home: 3860 Sugar Bush Rd. Mosinee, WI 54455 (715) 693-3197 Farm: 543 Hwy. S Mosinee, WI 54455 (715) 693-0799

Born August 16, 2013 to Bart & Brittany Schreiber

Bailey Reese 8 lbs. 13 oz. 20.5 inches long

On Q Holsteins LLC

Good luck to our two oldest grandchildren going to school Landon Penk - entering 1st grade Kallie Penk - entering 4-K

A Grass-Based dairy farm with Strong Cow Families


Sam & Jen Zimmerman Mason, Adelle & Neah E2259 County Rd. Q, Ringle, WI 54471 Cell: 715-218-8619 32 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2013

Galen & Marlene

Bart & Brittany

2193 Wuerztburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 Ph.: 715-223-4534 Cell: 715-680-0437

2213 Wuerztburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 Cell: 715-613-9172


Ded-Dit Holsteins Check out our Marathon County Holstein Breeders Facebook page

Doug Dittmar 6006 - 3 Birch Street, Schofield, WI 54476 715-571-0843

Call Milkyhill Cattle Sales for rates. Will be done professionally.

MAR-BY HOLSTEINS Congrats to Sam Nigon, Hoard’s Dairyman Award Winner at Lakeshore Technical College His 2013 Purchases: Bosside Apl-Arabella-Red, 3rd dam Apple EX-95 Casa-Valu Destry Razi-ET, 2nd dam VG-88, next 8 gen. EX

Mark Bychinski B921 Century Rd., Spencer, WI 54479 715-659-3844

DAL-SKI HOLSTEINS David & Paulette Lemanski

Selecting for the Barron Sale on December 9.

Andrew, Dana, Anthony, Devin, Alex & Danielle 715-352-3382 Fax: 715-352-3038 3475 Cardinal Lane, Marathon, WI 54448

ed mielke 715-574-2931

Visitors Welcome

Steve, Sarah, Andrew, Alayne, Audree, Annica & Angela Marcis F4016 Cty E Stratford, WI 715-687-2251 e-mail: RHA: 2x 28,137 3.8 1076 3.1 879 Home of the “H” Family

Now flushing Har-Dale-Acres-JP Pride-ET GTPI +2339 +1427M +43F +58P Har-Dale-Acres-JP Proxy-ET GTPI +2082 +2579M +67F +70P - Sired by Robust - Flushed in January to Plantium - 11 #1s; set up to flush in February - Owned with Dr. John Prososki

Fred, Lynne & Matt Harder

8470 Hwy. H, Athens, WI 54411 Phone/Fax: 715-257-7480 • Matt cell: 715-571-3792

Freeman Creek Farms Larry & Vonnie Murry Scott & Bob Murry 3225 Halder Dr., Halder, WI Ph: 715-693-3166

Dan and Michelle Mielke

F2171 Huckleberry Rd, Colby, WI 54421 715-223-4371 Cell: 715-255-2356 email:

Keith & Cassi Bauman Korbyn, Karsyn & Chase W615 Cty. Hwy. N, Edgar, WI 54426 715-615-3552

Congrats to Korbyn on a great year showing!



FARMS “Striving for that fine line of genetic excellence”

born 8/5/12

GTPI +2435 PTA +1816M +67F +52P +778NM +5.5PL +3.15T +2.83UDC +2.85FLC 8/13 Sired by Shema Jeeves Cameron-ET

Looking to the Future Looking forward to October’s classification on daughters of

North-Log Allen Eileen EX-91 North-Log Atlas Elana-ET NC 2-01 78 6343 4.3 271 3.2 203 inc. North-Log Atlas Canola-ET NC 2-02 272 22,746 4.3 984 3.3 747 inc. North-Log Shottle Panda-ET NC 2-02 292 27,800 3.2 899 2.9 830 3-01 75 9,076 3.2 294 2.8 260 inc. North-Log Shottle Speckle-ET NC 2-02 329 30,081 4.0 1219 3.1 927 North-Log Damion Elvira NC 2-06 98 7870 3.4 268 2.7 219 inc. 9570 State Hwy. 153, Wittenberg, WI 54499 Telephone (715) 454-6217 Fax (715)-454-6775 Carl & June Norrbom

Paul & Kim Norrbom Katelyn, Paige & Emily

Dam: Langs-Twin-B Arabell-ET VG-86 VG-MS at 2-06 2-04 2x 305 26,468 3.8 1011 3.1 824 inc. GTPI +2114 PTA +953M +42F +37P +531NM +4.0PL +2.20T

Floyd & Lloyd Baumann

Marathon, WI Ph: 715-443-3595 Fax: 715-443-3833

Lang’s Twin Elm Farms, Inc. Fred Lang Marathon, WI

Ph: 715-443-2037 Fax: 715-443-3742

What looks good? Owned by: Thomas & Florine Bunkelman Brooke, Brent & Brodie

Jennelane Rufus Prize EX-90 Just fresh on Sept. 2, waiting to be scored in November

Brodie pulling with his IH 766 Brodie had a great season pulling at Stanley, Thorp, Turtle Lake, Marshfield, Colby, Curtiss, Arpin, Neillsville, Loyal, Jim Falls & Granton. Placing in the top 3 at the pulls was a great accomplishment for Brodie after building it for a year and a half. We’re looking forward to one last run in Blair with team Oil & Parts, sponsored by Tom-Kins Farm LLC. F4680 Walnut Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 Ph.: 715-352-2404 Fax: 715-352-7457 E-mail: 34 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2013

One of the most frequently asked questions by one breeder to another is “What looks good at your place?” At our farm, we would have to say the Sanchez, Gabor and Atwood daughters as two year olds. Everyone knows about the Sanchez and Atwoods, but the Gabors are almost as good type-wise and milk better than any group of two year olds we have calved in. Our 13 that have completed their first lactation average actual 305 days of 30,504 lbs. Our close-up heifers are led by Lauthority and Guthrie daughters and breeding age heifers by Hero. Through the whole heifer population, our Atwoods continue to shine. That’s what looks good here!

NOR-WAY-PETE FARMS, INC. 1751 Cherry Drive, Eland, WI 54427 Home of NOR-WAY-PETE & Four-of-a-Kind Reg. Holsteins RHA: 3x 255 cows 30,283 4.0 1211 3.0 910 BAA: 108.3% - 1st in the nation for herd size

Chad & Andy Peterson, owners 715-302-0482 Dan Cnossen, herd manager 715-302-1327 Visitors Always Welcome!


Update on our Apple family members...


Bosside Appl Demetra-Red-ET by Dakker *RC from Ms D Apple Danika-Red VG-85 GTPI +2257 +860M +68F +40P 2.92 SCC +2.8PL -0.1 DPR +4.00T +3.65UDC +2.35FLC H She sells at the one & only World Classic! H

Bosside Apple Alice-Red-ET *CV by Special Effect-Red PO from Ms Apples Alanna *RC (by Goldwyn) GTPI +2206 -169M +46F +22P 2.56 SCC +4.4PL +0.0 DPR +3.55T +3.27UDC +3.04FLC

- Alanna will be scored soon & bred back to Dogma *RC P - Alice is on her way to Trans Ova after the New Year Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working hard to get the barn full of Apples, Ravens, Barbie & Masseys. We will have lots of extra calves coming this year from those families - call if interested. John & Tineke Boschma H4370 Townline Rd., Colby, WI 54421 PH: 715-223-0534 Fax: 715-223-1114 E-Mail: RHA: 46 cows 25,956 1034F 806P BAA: 107.8%

Fustead Mogul Lilac-ET

GTPI +2501 +1817M +94F +65P +3.4T +3.12UDC +3.37FLC

~ Being flushed extensively, several embryo contracts being filled ~ Pregnancies by Supersire & Uno

FUSTEAD HOLSTEINS Brian & Wendy Fust Wausau, WI

715-842-5868/Ph 715-848-0465/Fax

Tyler & Shannon Adam & Jennifer, Aiden, Bailey & Connor

Our Rising Star


Matt-Dari Mixer Plum-ET

L-L-M-Dairy President-ET

GTPI +2375 +69P +75F +1341M +3.5PL +711NM$ +2.55T ~ Plum carries 2 embryo contracts & 4 A.I. contracts

+2486 GTPI PTAT +3.07 +1627M +.06%F +.04%P +822NM$ +1.6DPR

To be released soon at Semex! Her Dam: Matt-Dari Pillar-ET VG-86 +2156 GTPI 2-06 233 21,519 4.3 928 3.5 750 inc. Sire: Man-O-Man

His Dam

2nd Dam: SE Shottle Panda-ET EX-92 2E 6-00 365 31,630 3.9 1225 2.8 893 Please contact us with any interest on this family & come visit anytime!

Matthiae Dairy Farms, Inc.

L-L-M-Dairy Million Prize VG-85

Home of Matt-Dari Holsteins

2-03 336 24,210 4.3 1045 3.1 750 inc.

Maynard - Jason David - Michael 4839 Martin Lane, Marathon, WI Ph: 715-443-2347 or Cell: 715-370-8556 E-mail: RHA: 2x 29,786 3.9 1182 3.1 938

Next dam Procky

L-L-M-Dairy E916 Hwy. Q, Ringle, WI 54471 PH: 715-845-7028 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2013 - 35



Dream Team Holsteins

Don and Jenna Fahey met at the Marathon County Fair and started dating after a mutual friend’s wedding. They started buying show calves together only a couple years after they started dating and were married on July 23, 2005. Don has been a hoof trimmer for over 15 years. Jenna has a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and currently works four days a week at an ambulatory surgery center. They have a two year old daughter Malayna, born May 6, 2011, and have another girl on the way and due in mid-November. They started building their herd about six years ago when they purchased Sabofarm Dundee Desiree (in partnership with Jenna’s parents, Rick and Kathy Seefeldt, and Jason Mell), Sabofarm Advent Suki (in partnership with Jason Mell) and Rock-Holm Dundee Harriet (in partnership with Nathan King). All three were housed at Jenna’s parents farm, Seefeldt Acres at that time. In January 2011, they purchased a farm from Jason Mell in Merrill, WI and started remodeling the barn. Jenna’s parents sold their cows in September of that year and the Fahey’s cows were then housed at a friend’s farm until the barn was completed in November. Jason has been a great partner, helping the Fahey’s fill the barn Malayna Fahey with good cows. Don and Jenna started milking with 12 cows and eventually got the barn full, which has 26 tie-stalls and 3 box stalls. They herd also currently consists of about 15 heifers and six calves as well. The herd is bred for high type and longevity and the couple loves good feet and legs and depth of ribs in their cows. They are currently using Guthrie, Sid, Absolute, Gold Chip, Destry and Windbrook. Sabofarm Dundee Desiree, now scored EX-93, is currently just fresh and being flushed to Gold Chip. She comes from 10 generations of Excellent dams. Her VG-87 Goldwyn daughter is also just fresh with her second calf. Sabofarm Advent Suki just went EX-90 at their last classification and has many daughters on the ground, including a VG-87 Sanchez that is also just fresh with her second calf. Rock-Holm Dundee Harriet, EX-90, will be flushed soon to Gold Chip, after Sabofarm Dundee Desiree EX-93 calving this summer with a Guthrie heifer calf. She recently was named Honorable Mention Grand Champion at the Central WI State Fair. Another favorite in the herd is a VG-85 Atwood three-year-old coming from three generations of EX-94 dams that was purchased with Nathan King as a calf. They are excited to see what her Dundee heifer calf will develop into and look forward to flushing her as well. The future of the herd looks bright, as they try to build off of our foundation cows. Inquires are always welcome! Don and Jenna would like to thank their family, Rick and Kathy Seefeldt, Heather, Paul, Tyler and Abby Giddings, and friends Josh Breuch and Kevin Bergdoll for helping at the shows this summer. It is really appreciated! Dream Team Holsteins would also like to thank the Marathon County Holstein Breeders for sponsoring this ad.

Rock-Holm Dundee Harriet EX-90

Dream Team Holsteins Don, Jenna & Malayna Fahey 11360 Rainbow Dr., Merrill, WI 54452 715-573-0820



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Royola M-O-M Petite-ET GP-83 VG-MS at 2-09 GTPI +2219 PTA +286M +56F +40P +621NM +2.8PL +2.54T +2.36UDC 2-04 2x 213 18,119 4.4 806 3.3 601 inc. proj. 305 24,124 1056F 816P • Sired by Man-O-Man • Ranked in the 100 GTPI Cows in the Breed • Due in March with a Super Sire heifer

Dam: Rabur Gold Panzer-ET VG-87 VG-MS DOM 2-02 2x 365 34,510 3.8 1319 3.2 1101 2nd Dam: Rabur Outside Pandora EX-91 3E GMD DOM 2-11 2x 362 37,330 3.6 1344 3.1 1152

3rd Dam: Rabur Rudolph Pair-TW EX-91 3E GMD DOM 4th Dam: Rabur Inspired Parallel-ET EX-92 2E GMD DOM 5th Dam: Rabur TT Pol Annie EX-91 3E GMD DOM

These cows are two examples of the kind we like to work with - high type, solid producing cows from deep pedigreed cow families. We invite you to stop in and see them for yourself anytime. World Dairy Expo visitors are welcome - we’re just 50 minutes from I-39 north of Madison.

Tom & Sharie Anderson • Justin Hintz E4898 Cty. OO, Ogdensburg, WI 54962 Phone: (715) 754-5869 E-mail: RHA: 68 Cows 2x 25,723 3.73 961 3.10 797 40 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2013



Charlie & Hill-Ton Mailing Charming-ET (2E-92), July 2013


ongratulations Charlie on all your accomplishments thus far. It has been amazing watching you grow up from our All-American boy to DJM Finalist, chasing your dreams, setting goals to strive for. You have formed friendships that have touched your life in so many ways, and have seized opportunities as they come your way. Life isn’t always easy, yet you have remained positive, looking forward with great anticipation of what is yet to come. We wish you the best as you continue your interest in Registered Holsteins and your involvement in the dairy industry.

Charlie & Charming, Grant County Fair 2006


e would also like to thank our families, friends, fellow Holstein breeders and enthusiasts who put their trust and faith in Charlie on this journey. With your encouragement, guidance and unending support, you have helped make a young man’s dream come true. We will forever be grateful, and feel truly blessed to be a part of the Holstein Association, and all it has to offer.

Congratulations to Austin Nauman for being named a 2013 YDJM Finalist. As cousins, your Grandma Kroning was true to her word when she said you two boys would go far with your Holstein involvement. She would be so proud!

2013 DJM Finalists

“Live to Dream-Work to Succeed”

John, Evie & Charlie Hamilton 1380 Hamilton Rd., Cuba City, WI 53807 Ph: 608-744-2579 • RHA: 27,470 3.6 983 3.0 813 BAA: 108.5 PBR Award: 19 years Visitors and inquiries always welcome. MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2013 - 43

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WHA 2014 Summer Internship Opportunity The Wisconsin Holstein Association is searching for eager Registered Holstein enthusiasts looking to learn more about the industry and wanting to gain valuable experiences that can be utilized in any industry. Applicants attending a 2 or 4 year college are welcomed to apply. It is not required to be majoring in an Agriculture field but background in the dairy industry is preferred. Salary or Hourly: Salary w/ bonus opportunity Reports to: Executive Director & WHP Editor Travel: Up to 50% (requires a personal vehicle with gas mileage reimbursement) Date: May 27-August 15, 2014 (some weekends required) Location: Baraboo, WI

Major Duties & Responsibilities: Event Planning • Attend all WHA sponsored summer events and other county Holstein events. These include the WHA State Championship Show, Showmanship and Judging Contest, Junior State Fair Holstein Show, WHA Futurity and Open State Fair Holstein Show. Intern may also be asked to attend District Shows around the state when needed. • Work with WHA committees to plan events such as the 2014 WHA Futurity, State and District Shows, State Picnic and more. This may include inputing and finalizing show entries, organizing awards, volunteers and other details such as mailings and dignitary needs. • Organize show booklets, meals, send correspondence before and after an event and archive final placing results. Public Relations • Ability to communicate to all areas of the Association in a timely manner • Assist in any communication materials needed for members or external media such as pamphlets, letters, bios and entry forms • Work with external sponsors as it pertains to awards, signage and coordination of events • Build valuable partnerships with industry partners Web, Print and More • Write press releases announcing upcoming events and summarizing placings and/or winnings. • Compile and publish updated marketing materials on WHA website such as press releases, entry forms, event details and imagery. • Take photos of event winners when needed to post online and share with Editor. This will require the creation of an archive for year-end presentations. • Interview Wisconsin Holstein breeders and write profile articles as assigned by the Editor; this may require taking photos for the article. • Write articles of interest for the WI Holstein News and website as well as identify potential roundtable discussions for the News. • Opportunity to learn database management and design e-newsletter creative.

Preferred Knowledge:

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

Education and Experience: • • •

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

Please forward your resume, cover letter and grade transcript with two letters of reference by November 15, 2013 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.

Thoughts from the 2013 Intern, Nicole Smith

My experience as the communications intern for WHA was not only educational and informative, but also gave me lasting friendships and memories. The hands-on experience I had in agriculture communications gave me real world experience of what I can expect after graduation. The small office size lets you be a real part of the team where you can develop and implement your ideas. Having shown Registered Holsteins all my life, it was a real eye-opener to see how the other side of the show works. The internship gave me experience in all aspects of communications, including event planning, social media, writing, and promotion. Whatever your interests are, the internship can really be tailored to your strengths. From planning the annual Futurity show, to writing articles for the Holstein News or traveling all over the state to attend various shows and events, the opportunities are endless. People always say if you are doing what you love you will never work a day in your life, and that is exactly how I felt about this internship. Sometimes my work day consisted of attending a cattle show, talking about dairy with local farmers during an interview, or sharing my passion for the dairy industry with others at various events. How can that be work when it is so much fun? Not only was this internship a great learning opportunity, but I got to meet and interact with many people throughout the agriculture industry. I enjoyed every minute of my time as an intern for WHA and I highly encourage anyone interested in communications to consider applying for this position.

Young Adult Education Award applications due November 15

The Wisconsin Holstein Association’s Young Adult Committee will be offering monetary awards for young adults to attend educational events in 2014. To apply for a Young Adult Award, interested applicants should call the WHA office or visit the website at Applicants must be a member of the Wisconsin Holstein Association and their primary source of income should be from the farm. Educational events include, but are not limited to, Young Dairy Leader’s Institute, World Dairy Expo, and World Ag Expo. Applications must be submitted by November 15 and winners will be announced prior to the 2013 Adult Convention. For more information or an application, visit the WHA website at or call the office at 1-800-223-4269. See what one of our 2012 winners had to say about his experience... Erik Gilbertson, Hollandale I own and operate Gildale Holsteins with my family in Hollandale, which is in Iowa County. My wife, Brenda, and I have two daughters, Makenna (almost 3 years old) and Elise (3 months old). My father, Mark, also plays an active role at Gildale. Why did you complete the YAC Educational Award application? As a young farmer, it's important to stay educated and attend industry events. Taking time away from the farm to learn from others is valuable and then can apply those new things to your own dairy. What dairy industry event did you attend and what did you learn from the event? I attended the PDPW Annual Business Conference in Madison. Between the trade show and break-out sessions, I enjoyed connecting with other dairy breeders and also learning ideas to apply to my own operation. In particular, the calf-raising session was very informative. What is your favorite Wisconsin Holstein or dairy industry event and explain why? World Dairy Expo is one of my favorite events because it combines great cows and great people. We are also fortunate that it is held in our backyard and have the opportunity to attend since it is so close to home. What has been your most memorable moment in the dairy industry? I am proud that my wife, Brenda, and I met at World Dairy Expo. Since both of us grew up in the Registered Holstein business, it’s very fitting to celebrate our anniversary there at an event which is very special to us. Would you recommend others to complete the Educational Award application? Young farmers should take advantage of every opportunity to grow. The YAC program is a great chance to connect with others and also encourages time away from the farm which is something that not many, including myself do often. wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2013-17

2013 Wisconsin State Fair

Junior State Fair August 1 & 2 • West Allis, WI

The Wisconsin Junior State Fair Holstein show was held on Thursday, August 1 and Friday, August 2 at the State Fair Park in West Allis. Judge Gerald Coughlin Jr. of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, and Associate Judge Chris Booth, Plymouth, Wis., placed a total of 493 head of Holsteins over the two day show, including 248 calves, 204 yearlings and 41 cows. For the first time, a separate Red & White show was held for the junior exhibitors with 57 head participating in that show. Following a deep calf show on Thursday, Judges Coughlin and Booth chose a pair of full-aged Fall Calves as the Calf Champions. Winning Calf Champion honor was Crave Reg Genevieve 7486-ET exhibited by Roseanne Crave of Waterloo. Reserve honors went to Siemers Damion Scar-Let-ET exhibited by Tiffany Roberts of Whitelaw. Friday morning started bright and early with the yearlings parading through the ring. Selected as Yearling Champion and eventual Junior Champion was a summer yearling, Bella-View Goldwyn Julip-ET exhibited by Kayla Krueger of Marion. Reserve Yearling Champion and also named Reserve Junior Champion was Siemers Sid Whip 17669, a spring yearling, exhibited by Josh Siemers, Newton. When selecting the champions, Judge Coughlin commented that it was an honor to place the heifer show and that everything was presented at top quality. The five heifers they had pulled out followed the same pattern - feminine, quality throughout, flatness of bone and depth of rib. He said the summer yearling was “on the money. She has that frame, feet and legs, and bone quality and added strength through the front end.” He went on to say the spring yearling had a lot of quality and was more full in the rear flank than the honorable mention heifer. After a short break, the Holstein cows entered the ring. Judge Coughlin selected Patrick Blair’s Junior 3 Year Old, Jeffrey-Way Advent Dynasty, as the Senior and Grand Champion followed by Jordan Siemers’ 6 Year Old & Older winner, Siemers Dundee Hilda 8669. Judge Coughlin commented that the cow show was not large, but the quality was exceptional. The winning cows also followed a pattern with good mammary systems, deep rib and good feet and legs. He said, “This young cow has a great future. She’s dairy and has a beautiful mammary system.” He selected the reserve champion because of her tremendous scale and beautiful mammary system. New to the Junior State Fair this year was a separate Red & White show. Judge Coughlin also had the duty of placing this show. Selected as Junior Champions were the winning spring yearling, Siemers Brbwire Reba-Red-ET, exhibited by Brooke Roberts, Whitelaw, and winning fall calf Bohnview Barbwire Ling Ling-Red, exhibited by Ben Buske, Brownsville. Grand Champion honors went to Jordan Siemers, Newton, and Critter-Ridge Reba-Red-ET. Reserve Champion went to Carley Krull’s Krull Advent Smiley-Red-ET. Judge Coughlin commented on his champion that “he appreciates her strength through the front end, terrific mammary system and she tracks well on her rear feet and legs.” He also appreciated the tremendous mammary system on the reserve champion. The showmanship contest was held on Saturday with almost 500 youth taking part in the different age groups. Several Wisconsin Junior

Holstein members won their respective age groups, with Ranae Holthaus being named the overall Supreme Champion Showman. Congratulations to all the youth that participated at the State Fair and thank you to the many farms and individuals that sponsored the first and second place trophies for the Holstein Show. The top five animals for each class or group are listed. For more complete placings, please visit our website at or the Wisconsin State Fair website at Spring Calf (34): 1. Siemers Gsun Haya-ET, Josh Siemers, Kiel 2. BHHD Sid Legacy, Karlee Ketelboeter, Dane 3. Milksource A Golden Glow-ET, Benjamin Powers, Menomonie 4. Trent-Way Tamikos Taffy-ET, Paige Dilley, Monticello 5. Jeffrey-Way Lavangrd Tabang, Brooks Hendrickson, Belleville (B&O) C-Rosevalley Alex Maella, Cora Jones, Watertown Winter Calf – Group 1 (28): 1. Jenny-Lou Braxton 3471, Allison Breunig, Sauk City 2. Siemers R-Hero Augustana, Cassie Endres, Waunakee 3. Windy-Valley Brokaw Adraine, Adrianna Lau, Lancaster 4. Berrryridge Lavanguard 2125, Natalie Endres, Waunakee 5. Ms HiLo-Valley Harmony-ET, Madison Stumpf, Dodgeville (B&O) HarmonyMist Windbrook Reba, Bethany Marcks Winter Calf – Group 2 (28): 1. Siemers Fever Hia Glam-ET, Jake Siemers, Newton 2. (B&O) Berryridge Guthrie Nallana, Lizi Endres, Waunakee 3. Budjon-JK Damion Eklipse-ET, Lindsey Sarbacker, Edgerton 4. Gildale-KJ Dundee Celo, Haley Reeson, Sheboygan Falls 5. Indianhead Braxtn Anchorag, David Pintens, Dallas Winter Calf – Group 3 (33): 1. Ryan-Geiger GW Atwd Reaction, Whitney Ebert, Algoma 2. Mayerlane Damion Mojito, Hannah Ullom, Bloomer 3. Alfalawn Atwood Destiny-ET, Maggie Budd, Menomonie 4. Inwood-Hill Braxton Scarlet, Mitchell Dammen, Argyle 5. (B&O) Hillpine Goldsun Awaken, Ryan Lauber, Union Grove Fall Calf – Group 1 (37): 1. Hoesly Atwood Flirt With Me, Paige Hoesly, Broadhead 2. Berryridge Guthrie Essay, Natalie Endres, Waunakee 3. Hilrose Dempsey Ponder-ET, Kiana Gasch 4. Nobland Dusk Addie, Ashley Spease, Platteville 5. Voight-Acres Raspberry-Red, Michelle Kohls, Gillette (B&O) Joancy Hero Audrey, Amy Blake, Pine River Fall Calf – Group 2 (34): 1. Quad-R Attic Beth, Ryan Smith, Monticello 2. Hoesly Atwood Payday, Jake Hoesly, Brodhead 3. ShilohUSA Gold Chip 8369, Ben Powers, Menomonie 4. Walk-Era Lauthority Sunny, Katelyn Brunn, Wisconsin Dells 5. Westphalia Dempsey Erie, Jacob Ulezelski, Plymouth 6. (B&O) KNH-Endres Atlantic Orlando, Mikala Endres

Grand Champions - Judge Gerald Coughlin, WHA Princess Morgan Behnke, Patrick Blair with Jeffrey-Way Advent Dynasy, Jordan Siemers with Siemers Dundee Hilda 8669 and WHA Princess Crystal Siemers-Peterman

Yearling & Junior Champions - Judge Gerald Coughlin, WHA Princess Morgan Behnke, Kayla Krueger with Bella-View Goldwyn Julip-ET, Josh Siemers with Siemers Sid Whip 17669 and Associate Judge Chris Booth

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Fall Calf – Group 3 (24): 1. Dubosson Forteresse Glauco, Brooke Roberts, Whitelaw 2. Ryan-Vu GW Atwood Breeze, Justin Gaedtke, Luxemburg 3. Berryridge Guthrie 2064, Nicole Endres, Waunakee 4. Aragorn Skys The Limit, Krista Styer, Menomonie 5. WI Fischerdale Damion Rambo, Sara Griswold, Black Earth Fall Calf – Group 4 (30): 1. Crave Reg Genevieve 7486-ET, Roseanne Crave, Waterloo 2. Siemers Damion Scar-Let-ET, Tiffany Roberts, Whitelaw 3. Lyn-Vale Sid Fortress, Eric Wachtendonk, Bloomer 4. (B&O) Opsal Braxton Carly-ET, Joey Opsal, Blue Mounds 5. Van-Han Atwood Tootle-ET, Sara Van Handel, Appleton Calf Champion: Crave Reg Genevieve 7486-ET, Roseanne Crave, Waterloo Reserve Calf Champion: Siemers Damion Scar-Let-ET, Tiffany Roberts, Whitelaw Summer Yearling – Group 1 (25): 1. Milksource My Whiskey-Red, MacArthur Ostrum, Kaukauna 2. Milksource Damion Electra, Benjamin Kronberg, Milton 3. Ms Morson Piclo Tsunami-Red, Chloe Vosters, Freedom 4. H-C-H Braxton 1831, Chris Rassier, Osceola 5. Milksource Jasper Georgia-ET, Carlie Ostrom, Kaukauna (B&O) Hobby-Hill Sanchez Emma, Riley Miller, Orfordville Summer Yearling – Group 2 (26): 1. Walk-Era Dundee Annelise, Alli Walker, Wisconsin Dells 2. Duckett-SN Sunyfield Shinya, Nicole Pralle, Humbird 3. Safe-Haven Braxton Jan, Sarah Kearns, Gays Mills 4. Milksource G Chip Jaden-ET, Sarah Henschel, Elkhart Lake 5. Randmar Sailing Caldonia, Megan Wilger, Rice Lake (B&O) Genterraetion BX Checkmeout, Hannah Nelson, Ellsworth Summer Yearling – Group 3 (23): 1. Bella-View Goldwyn Julip-ET, Kayla Krueger, Marion 2. Siemers Bradnk Haya Love-ET, Tiffany Roberts, Whitelaw 3. El-Lyn Dempsey Tigerlily, Holli Harms, Sheboygan Falls 4. (B&O) Deirfur Destry Arabesque, Paige Nelson, Ellsworth 5. Chrisleacres M WK Promise, Matthew Kramer, St. Cloud Spring Yearling – Group 1 (23): 1. Indianhead Golden Girl, David Pintens, Dallas 2. MS Duckett Want Some Candi, Nicholas Schuster, Fond du Lac 3. Berryridge Gldchp Eccentric, Zach Endres, Waunakee 4. HiLo-Valley Dundee Lucille, Amber Yager, Highland 5. Synergy Atwood Trixie, Rory Sarenich, Pulaski (B&O) T-BRRR Braxton Chloe, Brandon Ziller, Argyle Spring Yearling – Group 2 (22): 1. Milksource Jasper Bambi-ET, Maggie Budd, Menomonee 2. (B&O) Berryridge Guthrie Daydream, Lizi Endres, Waunakee 3. Milksource Bxtn Gabriell-ET, Ryan Pralle, Humbird 4. Redrock-View Jasper 179, Carson Carpenter, Darlington 5. HillsideHaven Wood Harriet, Brittany Schyvinck, Reedsburg Winter Yearling – Group 1 (19): 1. Siemers Sid Whip 17669, Josh Siemers, Newton 2. Milksource Brxtn Acclaim-ET, Chloe Vosters, Freedom 3. Hebertview Attic Rosie-ET, Nicholas Schuster, Fond du Lac 4. Rock-N-Hill-II Astero Crumb, Rachel McCullough, Juda 5. Stitchs-Jeta Iota Daiquri, Bryce Stewart, Bonduel (B&O) Berryridge Dvine Intrvntion, Zach Endres, Waunakee Winter Yearling – Group 2 (25): 1. Ms Gold Chip Britelite-ET, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Newton 2. Milksource Guthrie Funny-ET, Jenna Broege, Janesville 3. Siemers Guthre Hayasdoll, Vanessa Roberts, Cleveland 4. Ms Damion Jasper, Adrianna Lau, Lancaster 5. Hilrose Guthrie Peanut-ET, Krista Styer, Menomonee (B&O) Hobby-Hill Apple

Lana-RC, Riley Miller, Orfordville Fall Yearling – Group 1 (21): 1. Phoenix GR Gloria, Crystal SiemersPeterman, Newton 2. Kulp-Dale Wndbrok Ellie-ET, Jess Mullikin, Waldo 3. Crestmead Pal Rhyan-ET, Dawson Nickels, Watertown 4. Jeffrey-Way WB Twitter-ET, Patrick Blair, Belleville 5. Fischerdale Redline Miracle, Molly Sarbacker, Verona (B&O) Valley-Star Sanchez Rosalie, Maria Balbach, Gratiot Fall Yearling – Group 2 (20): 1. Linerway Braxton Alfalfa-ET, Jade Pinter, Sauk City 2. Siemers Dstry Sunraygal-ET, Hailey Jauquet, Luxemburg 3. Tag-Lane 8055 Sanchez, Bradley Griswold, Ixonia 4. (B&O) KNH-Endres Seaver Onika, Cole Endres, Lodi 5. Double-D Atwood Foxy-ET, Laura Gray, DeForest Yearling Champion & Junior Champion: Bella-View Goldwyn JulipET, Kayla Krueger, Marion Reserve Yearling & Reserve Junior Champion: Siemers Sid Whip 1766, Josh Siemers, Newton Junior Champion Bred & Owned: Berryridge Guthrie Nalla, Lizi Endres, Waunakee Reserve Junior Champion Bred & Owned: Berryridge Guthrie Daydream, Lizi Endres, Waunakee Junior 2-Year-Old (6): 1. Rosedale Fancypants D Honey, Julia Nunes, Chippewa Falls 2. (B&O) Opsal Wlstar Dare Shot-ET, Josh Opsal, Blue Mounds 3. Hill-Ton Al Elmoo, Charlie Hamilton, Cuba City 4. Cowtown A Tangueray-T, Abigail Martin, Janesville 5. Joliam Fever Lavish 4006, Ryan Pralle, Humbird Senior 2-Year-Old (9): 1. Butlerview Aftersh April-ET, Ryan Lauber, Union Grove 2. Quad-R Atwood Dutchess, Tanya Smith, Monticello 3. Opsal Denton Beautiful, Josh Opsal, Blue Mounds 4. St-Jacobs Durchan Hannah-ET, Carley Krull, Lake Mills 5. (B&O) Randmar Atwood Renita, Dane Thompson, Almena Junior 3-Year-Old (4): 1. Jeffrey-Way Advent Dynasty, Patrick Blair, Belleville 2. (Prod.) Opsal-K Alxnder Gold Ruby-ET, Sydney Love, Blanchardville 3. Milksource Advent Esther-ET, Eva Doornick, Baldwin 4. Tree-Hayven Shtle Misty-ET, Taylor Riedl, Sauk City Senior 3-Year-Old (8): 1. N-Asamscreek Wis Mira, Aaron Berg, La Crosse 2. Four-Hands Shottle Ginah, Meikah Dado, Amery 3. (Prod.) Indianhead Kite Chimere, Jacob Pintens, Dallas 4. Mission-Bell Sidney Fashion, Kelly Jens, Sheboygan Falls 5. Woods-Line Laramee Kendra, Amber Owen, Pulaski (B&O) Joliam Shaq Loud 3762, Nicole Pralle, Humbird 4-Year-Old (9): 1. Pfaffsway Dylan Ritz, Larissa Pfaff, Alma Center 2. Kishholm Chasity, Jenna Langer, DeForest 3. Fischerdale Damion Reality, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona 4. (B&O) Quad-R Lyman Mustang, Ryan Smith, Monticello 5. Indianhead Adolph-Brine-ET, Kari Brokish, Dodgeville 5-Year-Old (3): 1. Jeffrey-Way Tarita-TW, Brooks Hendrickson, Belleville 2. Rocher Lydon Denim, Shelbie Greidanus, Delavan 3. Longrow Airraid Lindsay, Aaron Nimitz, Monticello 6-Year-Old & Older (2): 1. (Overall Prod. Winner) Siemers Dunde Hilda 8669, Jordan Siemers, Newton 2. Tuscobia MK Tribute Cancun, Ethan Dado, Amery Senior & Grand Champion: Jeffrey-Way Advent Dynasty, Patrick Blair, Belleville Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: Siemers Dunde Hilda 8669, Jordan Siemers, Newton Senior & Grand Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Quad-R Lyman Mustang, Ryan Smith, Monticello Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Opsal Wlstar Dare Shot-ET, Josh Opsal, Blue Mounds Reserve Supreme Champion: Jeffrey-Way Advent Dynasty, Patrick Blair, Belleville Junior County Herd: 1. Dane County 2. Green County Senior County Herd: 1. Jefferson County 2. Barron County

Red & White Show Results

Calf Champions - Judge Gerald Coughlin, WHA Princess Morgan Behnke, Roseanne Crave with Crave Reg Genevieve 7486-ET, Tiffany Roberts with Siemers Damion Scar-Let-ET, WHA Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman and Associate Judge Chris Booth

Spring Calf (4): 1. Virhada Reality Montana-Red, Karsen Haag, Mount Horeb 2. El-Lyn Lovely Man Mindy-Red, Emily Meinnert, Sheboygan Falls 3. Hi-Low Redburst Sophie-Red-ET, Jessica Telfer, Fort Atkinson 4. Miss Jasmine-Red, Molly Wyss, Monroe Winter Calf (10): 1. Synergy Always Sexy-Red, Carmen Haack, Algoma 2. Diamondhead Rburst Nadia-Red, Katie Greidanus, Delavan 3. Geneva-G Goose Google-Red, Geneva Nunes, Chippewa Falls 4. Gaedtke Redliner Karen-Red, Jennifer Kleiman, Kewaunee 5. Hi-Low wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2013-19

Redburst Suki-Red-ET, Austin Telfer, Fort Atkinson Fall Calf (9): 1. Bohnview Barbwire Ling Ling-Red, Ben Buske, Brownsville 2. New-Star Barbwire Prize-Red, Natalie Schleicher, Columbus 3. Katrinas Ad Penelope-Red-ET, Katrina Nunes, Chippewa Falls 4. Jerland SH Gemmalyn-Red-ET, Theresa Madland, Lyndon Station 5. Gaedtke Absolute Cami-Red, Torie Benzshawel, Casco Summer Yearling (8): 1. Ms Kampy Brbwr Prudance-Red, Derrek Kamphuis, Brandon 2. Milksource RN Idelle-Red-ET, Sarah Styer, Menomonie 3. Bella-Ridge Mariachi-Red-ET, Casey Ruplinger, Mt Calvary 4. Duckett Letas Love-Red-ET, Courtney McCourt, St Cloud 5. Payacres Brwire Shimmer-Red, Brandon Paye, Casco Spring Yearling (13): 1. Siemers Brbwire Reba-Red-ET, Brooke Roberts, Whitelaw 2. Funny Proposition-Red, Tyler Endres, Lodi 3. Milksource Brb Darcy-Red-ET, Emily Meinnert, Sheboygan Falls 4. 2nd-Look DoritoRed, Kalista Hodorff, Fond du Lac 5. Sellcrest Rosemary-Red-ET, Erin Kuehl, Lomira Winter Yearling (2): 1. Krull Larson Dirty Girl-Red, Lucas Hetts, Fort Atkinson 2. Honeyview Rlnr Fidelity-Red, Sam Minch, Vesper Fall Yearling(2): 1. Milksource DY Karmel-Red-ET, Bradley Griswold, Ixonia 2. Fischerdale Picl Dimple-Red, Mackenzie Sarbacker, Verona Junior Champion: Siemers Brbwire Reba-Red-ET, Brooke Roberts, Whitelaw Reserve Junior Champion: Bohnview Barbwire Ling Ling-Red, Ben Buske, Brownsville

Morgan Storkson, Dodgeville 4 Year Old (1): 1. Joliam Raven-Red, Jessica Pralle, Humbird 6 Year Old & Over (1): 1. Krull Advent Smiley-Red-ET, Carley Krull, Lake Mills Senior & Grand Champion: Critter-Ridge Reba-Red-ET, Jordan Siemers, Newton Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: Krull Advent SmileyRed-ET, Carley Krull, Lake Mills Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Krull Advent Smiley-Red-ET, Carley Krull, Lake Mills Reserve Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Katrinas Debonair Allie-Red, Katrina Nunes, Chippewa Falls Supreme Champion: Critter-Ridge Reba-Red-ET, Jordan Siemers, Newton Supreme Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Krull Advent Smiley-Red-ET, Carley Krull, Lake Mills Showmanship Winners: 12 Year Old Winner – Benjamin Kronberg, Milton 13 Year Old Winner – Lindsey Sarbacker, Edgerton 14 Year Old Winner – Carmen Haack, Algoma 15 Year Old Winner – Carley Krull, Lake Mills 16 Year Old Winner – David Pintens, Dallas 17 Year Old Winner – Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Newton 18 Year Old Winner – Ranae Holthaus, Bangor 19 Year Old Winner – Nicholas Schuster, Fond du Lac Supreme Champion Showman: Ranae Holthaus, Bangor Reserve Supreme Champion Showman: Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Newton

Junior Champions - WHA Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Brooke Roberts with Siemers Brbwire Reba-Red-ET and Ben Buske with Bohnview Barbwire Ling Ling-Red Junior 2 Year Old (1): 1. Go-For-Broke D Nike-Red-ET, Jacob Brokish, Dodgeville Senior 2 Year Old (2): 1. Katrinas Debonair Allie-Red, Katrina Nunes, Chippewa Falls 2. Siemers Destry Sunny-Red-ET, Gage Kelly-Lisowe, Sheboygan 3 Year Old (4): 1. Critter-Ridge Reba-Red-ET, Jordan Siemers, Newton 2. Sellcrest S Candy Apple-Red, Andrew Sell, Watertown 3. Ms Starmark Con Racy-Red-ET, Jenna Langer, DeForest 4. Go-For-Broketal Jessie-Red,

Grand Champions - WHA Princess Attendant Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Jordan Siemers with Critter-Ridge Reba-Red-ET, Carley Krull with Krull Advent Smiley-Red-ET and Judge Gerald Coughlin 20–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2013

Top to bottom, left to right Benjamin Kronberg, Lindsey Sarbacker, Carmen Haack, Carley Krull, David Pintens, Crystal Siemers-Peterman & Nicholas Schuster

2013 Wisconsin Junior State Fair Class Winners

wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2013-21

Wisconsin State Fair Open Show

Sunday, August 11, West Allis

Judge: Tim Baumgartner

Holstein Show - 28 Heifers, 20 Cows shown

Spring Calf (5): 1. BHHD Sid Legacy, Nicole Ballweg, Dane 2. Brand New MC Holly 1496, Mariah Strauss, Waterloo 3. Go-Sho Durham Briar Ro, David Schmocker, Whitewater 4. Krull Hvezda Pixie, Cindy Krull, Lake Mills 5. Krull Braxton Haylee, Cindy Krull, Lake Mills Winter Calf (4): 1. MS Paule-View Lauren Legacy, Tammy Voegeli, Arlington 2. Pa-Ja-Ma Destry Gretchen, Paul & Jim Melius, Jackson 3. East-Branch Atwood Abbie, Kristin Jarek, Bonduel 4. Big-D-Acres Destry Pat, Schwendimann Farms, Hartford Fall Calf (5): 1. Oeh-My Hero Ebony, Christine Oemichen, Abbotsford 2. East-Branch Atwood Layla, Kristin Jarek, Bonduel 3. MS Broken-Stone Wndbrk, Donald Damrow, Juneau 4. Duckett SA Windbrk Fried, Ranae Holthaus, Bangor 5. Ourway Goldsun Jamica, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn Summer Yearling (3): 1. Ladies-Run Katalina, Nick Sarbacker, Whitewater 2. Ourway Redliner Spots-Red, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn 3. Pa-Ja-Ma Destry Marshell, Paul & Jim Melius, Jackson Spring Yearling (6): 1. Oeh-My Dempsey Molly, Christine Oemichen, Abbotsford 2. Pa-Ja-Ma Braxton Miller, Paul & Jim Melius, Jackson 3. Ourway Goldsun Empress, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn 4. Prairiegold Atl Jessy 1658, Donald Damrow, Juneau 5. Strauss G Chip 1408-ET, Carly Strauss, Lake Mills 6. Scientific Cameo Apple-ET, Ashley Rickey, Black Earth Winter Yearling (2): 1. Krull Goldwyn Ellarific-ET, Cindy Krull, Lake Mills 2. VT Valley Trump Taelynn, Ashley Rickey, Black Earth Fall Yearling (3): 1. Show-N-Style Buffy-ET, Valerie Greco, Orangeville, IL 2. Ryan-Vu Braxton Expo-ET, Paige Vossekuil, Brandon 3. Straussdale GW Atwood 1337, Mariah Strauss, Waterloo

Mills 2. Tomston Goldwyn Skywyn, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn 5 Year Old (0) 6 Year Old & Over (1): 1. (BU) Ourway Anticipation Nora, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn

Senior & Grand Champion: Luck-E Braxton Maeve, Nicole Ballweg, Dane Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: Ourway Anticipation Nora, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn Best Three Females: 1. Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn Dam & Offspring: 1. Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn 2. Krull Farms, Lake Mills

Jessica Pralle Recognized with Great Northern Cup

Junior Champion: Ladies-Run Katalina, Nick Sarbacker, Whitewater Reserve Junior Champion: Oeh-My Hero Ebony, Christine Oemichen, Abbotsford Junior Best Three (2): 1. Krull Farms, Lake Mills 2. Paul Melius, Jackson Junior 2 Year Old (6): 1. Goldfawn Dundee Carlita, Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac 2. (BU) Luck-E Relic of Ourway, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn 3. Straussdale Time 1309, Mariah Strauss, Waterloo 4. Ourway Kite Candy-ET, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn 5. Quality Ridge Mercury-ET, Beechwood Dairy, Ripon 6. East Wind Gerard Spotie, Ashley Rickey, Black Earth Senior 2 Year Old (3): 1. (BU) Luck-E Braxton Maeve, Nicole Ballweg, Dane 2. ST-Jacob Durchan Hanna-ET, Cindy Krull, Lake Mills 3. MarLinda-K Damion Jilette, Kayla Wright, Watertown Junior 3 Year Old (2): 1. (Prod, BU) Milgene Goldwyn Joytime, Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford 2. Roxy Dane Spirte Rochelle, Cindy Krull, Lake Mills Senior 3 Year Old (4): 1. (BU) Ourway Terrason Electra, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn 2. East-Branch Sanchez Leann, Kristin Jarek, Bonduel 3. Ourway Apple Licious-ET, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn 4. Nova Million Ellie-ET, Ashley Rickey, Black Earth 4 Year Old (2): 1. (Prod, BU) Krull Gold Excuses-ET, Cindy Krull, Lake 22–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2013

Jessica Pralle of Humbird, Wis., took home the Great Northern Cup at the 2013 Wisconsin Junior State Fair. An award that honors a Junior Holstein exhibitor who excels in good sportsmanship, leadership, cooperation with officials and fellow exhibitors, this year’s cup winner provides these qualities and more when it comes to the Holstein show ring. Jessica is the 18-year-old daughter of Scott and Pam Pralle. She grew up on a 450-cow Registered Holstein dairy and has been hooked on the show ring since age four, when she lead her first little britches calf through the ring. An active member of the Junior Holstein Association, Jessica has held several leadership roles within the Clark County group. She says that becoming a part of the Junior Holstein Association allowed her to share her passion with younger kids, both on the family’s farm and in local cattle fitting and showing clinics that she organized. Pralle is a freshman this fall at UW-Madison, where she will study dairy science. She plans to focus on dairy nutrition with a pre-vet focus. She hopes to pursue her dream of being part of her family’s farming operation, as a career in the industry is something she’s dreamed of since she was a little girl. The Great Northern Cup is sponsored by Great Northern Land and Cattle Company, Inc., in Fond du Lac, Wis.

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Wisconsin’s Progressive Breeder Registery Herds Herd Name Andrew R. Peterson Andrew Syryczuk Bradley Afdahl Chad Pearson Charles M. Maurer Clayton & Teryl L. Bernick Clint & Heidi Zank Craig B. Krohlow Crisdhome Farm, Inc. Daniel L. Vandertie Daniel Weaver, Jr. David D. Schaefer David L. Gartman David V. Lee Dean L. LaDonia Kyle Doug & Mary Urban E Dean & Wanda Good Edward G. Jeanquart Eugene C. Peper Garrett A. & Kelly Holewinski Garvey Homestead, Rick & Kris Garvey Gerald & Kevin Ihm Glenn R. Brewer Hendrik W. Van Dyk Hi-Lo Valley Holsteins Honeycrest Farms, Inc. Jack K. & Karen Vanderwerff James A. Moret Jason A. Raymond Jeffrey & Mary Bradley Jeffrey A. & Kate Hendrickson John & Judy Swenson John L. Jens John P. & Kathy Endres John W. & Evelyn A. Hamilton John Wikman Joseph A. Brantmeier Joseph N. Wautier Judy Wubbenhorst Kellercrest Reg. Hol., Inc. Kenneth C. Mergen Leon G. Henneman Lyle & Troy D. Opsal Mark J. Eggert Marshland Farms, Inc. Martin Kinyon Mell-Wood Holsteins Merlin A. Rohm Mystic Valley Dairy LLC R. Paul Buhr, Jr. Randy Holthaus Robert & Christine Barden Roger & Debbie Schug Ronny Rohloff Royal Vista Holsteins Russell Letter Samuel A. Casper Samuel N. Kinnard Steve & Amanda Killian Sylvan-T Farms, Inc. Todd T. Stanek Tom Paider W. David & Dawn Windle Walk-Era Farms, Inc. Wargo Acres Whittail Valley Dairy LLC William & Kathleen Olszewski William H. Calvert William J. Cordes 24–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2013

Years Qualified 1 1 8 7 3 3 9 2 33 38 6 6 1 11 6 17 8 2 33 4 32 4 1 11 7 14 6 2 1 16 22 13 14 5 19 6 23 28 11 11 15 8 24 6 2 5 22 14 6 34 2 7 11 20 1 15 3 12 2 20 14 13 10 8 19 8 6 4 6

Homebred % 76.6 79.2 100 88.6 82.2 99.3 89.4 81.6 81.4 100 100 85 100 100 100 83.3 94.5 100 97 92.3 100 95.5 94.7 95.9 91.7 88 94.4 100 99 100 98.8 93.4 90 91.9 98.6 96.4 87.7 98 85.5 97.5 84.9 100 87.1 96.7 100 80.8 93.5 87.8 93.4 91.3 89.9 86.8 86 100 90.4 91.9 85.4 100 81.8 98.6 78.6 90.9 94.3 91.3 90.6 85.1 85.3 78.1 90.2

Avg. BAA 108.7 105.8 106.1 104.9 105 105.4 109.4 112.9 110.5 110.8 105.9 105.6 106.4 106.9 104.9 107.4 108.6 108.3 106.8 107.9 109.2 106.5 109.2 111.4 109.8 107.2 105.7 105.5 105.4 107.4 110.9 106.1 107.6 107 107.9 106.6 111.3 107.6 105.8 105.3 104.9 105.9 109.6 109.5 106.3 109.6 106.7 106.6 105.3 108.6 104.9 108.6 108.4 109.8 105 110.7 105 105.5 107.4 107.2 107.7 109.8 106.1 109.1 107.1 105.3 106.6 109.2 106.5

Avg. M 30081 28934 28112 27906 29618 27887 25913 25383 27065 30991 29220 30082 25684 25374 25747 27012 26921 27635 29092 25378 28393 29249 26192 25759 28169 27729 27780 25263 27641 29765 26744 26885 26067 25908 28644 27204 33060 27656 28566 31636 26773 26756 30282 25781 26030 26078 27908 30118 29627 27063 27709 26547 27489 27531 26270 27909 28294 27863 31640 26803 25861 26757 26863 26218 28686 28196 25739 27858 31487

Avg. F 1089 1112 1007 1018 1034 957 942 969 968 1157 1061 1048 992 951 1011 971 1054 1004 1086 950 1019 1123 976 1071 1085 951 980 915 973 1084 984 965 907 969 1105 1003 1222 1030 1064 1186 957 926 1086 991 936 900 1038 1140 1126 1009 1050 1006 981 1028 915 1045 969 1073 1068 975 950 970 977 974 1100 904 919 995 1089

Avg. P 887 867 885 823 884 840 787 760 790 918 872 864 733 752 812 831 818 844 868 749 847 869 799 781 838 772 827 729 834 872 835 803 765 761 829 811 958 796 870 977 788 826 886 774 803 804 838 910 905 821 854 787 808 831 776 822 804 853 1020 798 803 811 796 813 882 838 805 881 912

Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Progressive Genetics Herds Herd Name Years Qualified Allen O. Kohn 2 Andrew Syryczuk 2 B-Long Holsteins 17 Bears Grass Dairy, Inc. 13 Bill & Barb Thiel 4 Blue Star Dairy Farms 3 Bomaz, Inc. 22 Bremer Holsteins 8 Brian & Wendy Fust 22 Budjon Farms 10 Cary & Joy Moser 5 Chuck Jinkins 22 Curtis J. Johansson 9 Dale Uecker 5 Dan & Angie Rieder 1 Daniel J. & Nancy Pagenkopf 12 Daniel L. Vandertie 8 Daniel M. Stelsel 3 David R. Olson 19 David, Patrick & Frank Paul Bauer 21 Depies Shady Lane Dairy LLC 3 Donald A. & Elizabeth B. Mayer 19 Dunworken Holstein 7 E Dean & Wanda Good 9 Emerald Acres 14 Endres Berryridge Farms LLC 5 Floyd & Lloyd Baumann & Fred Lang 22 Frederick C. Harder 5 Garvey Homestead, Rick & Kris Garvey 22 Gary Boyke 9 Gary L. Housner 22 Gerald & Kevin Ihm 12 Gerald Gehin 2 Grant Rudrud 5 Grass Ridge Farm LLC 1 Heatherstone Enterprises, Inc. 3 Helmer Dairy Farm, Inc. 15 Holschbach Cloveredge Farms 7 Honeycrest Farms, Inc. 17 JC-Kow Farms LLC 6 James A. Moret 12 James J. Anhalt 7 Jeff Henschel 22 Jeff Jauquet 11 Jenniton Registered Holsteins LLC 8 Jim Knutson 5 Jo-Wal Farms 22 John & Judy Swenson 5 John & Tineke Boschma 4 John D. & Joan M. Judd 20 John F. Punke 13 John L. Hass 2 Joseph A. Brantmeier 5 Joseph N. Wautier 21 Keith A. Nettekoven 9 Kellercrest Reg. Hol., Inc. 13 Kenneth C. Mergen 15 Kevin C. Kirsch 4 Kevin J. Griswold 6 Klatt Family Dairy Trust 3 Knoeck Bros., Inc. 16 Koepke Farms, Inc. 12 Kurtis & Valerie Oberholtzer 4 L-L-M Dairy 19

Avg. CTPI 1602 1877 1602 1611 1637 1612 1809 1732 1821 1624 1632 1596 1844 1622 1733 1725 1735 1587 1630 1890 1623 1596 1628 1756 1603 1617 1818 1631 1675 1625 1807 1672 1629 1651 1609 1627 1704 1756 1744 1728 1625 1636 1620 1619 1632 1608 1619 1661 1714 1627 1633 1617 1622 1675 1722 1691 1646 1601 1766 1598 1619 1716 1620 1705

Years Qualified Herd Name Lambrecht Farms 1 Larry D. Bliven 11 Larry J. Shambeau 9 Liner Dairy LLC 7 Lirr Farm 22 Lyle & Troy D. Opsal 16 Mark P. Paul 22 Marshland Farms, Inc. 5 Matthew Joseph Nunes 8 Matthiae Dairy Farm, Inc. 12 Michael A. Larson 14 Michael II & Julie Duckett 4 Milk Source LLC 3 Mystic Valley Dairy LLC 12 Neil McDonah 4 Nolan S. Garman 1 Nova Registered Holsteins Inc. 1 Peter & Shellie Kappelman 9 Pierce-Vale Farms LLC 7 Pioneer Dairy Farm Inc. 1 Pond Hill Dairy Farm Limited Partnership 4 R Green Acres, Inc. 20 R. Paul Buhr, Jr. 22 Randall A. Geiger 11 Randy & Russ Severson 3 Richard &amp; Eric Olson 11 Richard C. Piechowski 8 Richard Kamps 14 Rickert Brothers LLC 18 Ripps Dairy Valley LLC 2 River Bridge Holsteins, LLC 18 Roger & Cheryl Arn 10 Roger & Debbie Schug 7 Ronald Hackmann 18 Samuel A. Casper 5 Scott Seward 22 Second-Look Holsteins LLC 13 Shiloh Dairy LLC 2 Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc. 21 Spring Grove Dairy 2 Stanley R. Larson 16 Steve & Amanda Killian 2 Steven G. Holte 22 Steven M. Marcis 14 Straussdale Holsteins LLC 13 Sugar Creek Dairy 5 Sunshine Genetics LLC 21 Synergy Farm LLC 5 Thomas J. Kestell 21 Thomas M. Anderson 13 Todd N. Wendorf 11 Todd T. Stanek 18 Towns Farms, Inc. 7 Ty Merkel 3 United Pride Dairy 9 W. David & Dawn Windle 13 Wallace A. Behnke 5 Wargo Acres 4 Waupun State Farm 1 Wayne J. Blaser 2 Whittail Valley Dairy LLC 12 William & Kathleen Olszewski 9 William J. Karrels 2 Zandairy 8

Avg. CTPI 1636 1663 1599 1744 1713 1717 1818 1612 1672 1621 1664 1613 1617 1621 1723 1717 1669 1656 1593 1617 1668 1687 1693 1674 1609 1620 1594 1662 1660 1642 1660 1598 1594 1793 1736 1633 1618 1643 1673 1707 1597 1827 1751 1620 1659 1638 1868 1696 1784 1673 1594 1683 1651 1589 1686 1624 1599 1591 1588 1666 1620 1639 1678 1606

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2014 Junior Convention County Checklist Make sure you’re prepared for the 2014 Junior Convention Friday, January 3-Sunday, January 5 by checking off a few items in advance: ___ October 1 - Submitted Long Range Production & Junior Progressive Breeder award forms ___ October 15 – Submitted Essay entry ___ November 1 – Submitted Junior Trip and Royalty applications ___ November 15 – Submitted Dairy Bowl team entry & WHY Friend award application ___ December 1 – Submitted Dairy Jeopardy and Speaking Contest entries ___ December 5 – Reserved hotel rooms for convention ___ December 5 – Mailed registration form for county ___ January 1 – Contest room entries are completed and packed ___ January 3 – Juniors and Chaperones en route to Junior Convention in Wisconsin Dells!

Book your hotel rooms for Junior Convention by December 5! The 2014 Junior Convention will be hosted by Fond du Lac County at Glacier Canyon Lodge, 45 Hillman Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. Room reservations need to be made by December 5 under the group number 303426 by calling 800-867-9453 or 608-254-1020. There are 125 rooms available at the rate of $119 for a double queen room, which also has a pullout couch (sleeps up to six). County groups can also inquire on a select number of 3-bedroom deluxe rooms that will be made available at a higher rate. Convention attendees will be given a waterpark wristband for each person on the room reservation. For more details on this year’s convention hotel, visit the website at

WHY Friend Applications

It’s time to recognize the junior advisor, parent or volunteer that has helped your county gain momentum in 2013. Recognition of a WHY friend is a great way to show a dedicated leader in your county that their efforts are appreciated during the year. Everyone has those special individuals that put in countless hours to help youth build their Junior Holstein program, now show your appreciation by nominating them for the 2013 WHY Friend Award by November 15, 2013.

Royalty Boot Camp Saturday October 26, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Lunch Provided WHA Office – 902 8th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913 Join us on Saturday, October 26 to learn all the ins and outs of being on the WHA Royalty court! All WHA members ages 16-20 are welcome to attend, as we cover everything from speaking, to dress code, writing, to a show tutorial that covers the fast-paced environment of the show ring. Lunch will be provided. Watch for your special invitation in the mail and be sure to RSVP by October 18 to 1-800-223-4269 or

Calf Raffle Tickets – Get them while they’re hot!

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

$$ Holsti-Buck Corner $$ Earn Holsti-Bucks for your county to use at the WHA Junior Convention! Due Nov. 1 to WHA, 902 8th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913 or email Remember to include your name and county. It’s time to gear up for Dairy Bowl: 1. What heifer was named Junior Champion of the Open Show at WI State Show? ($5) 2. What cow was named Grand Champion of the Open Show at WI State Show? ($6) 3. Who was Premier Breeder at WI State Show? ($5) 4. What cow was named Grand Champion at Junior State Fair? ($6) 5. How many cattle were exhibited at this year’s WI State Show? ($3) 6. Who won Champion Bred & Owned Holstein at Junior State Fair? ($5) 7. What calf was named Champion of the Calf Show at WI Junior State Fair? ($4) 8. What heifer was named Junior Champion at WI Junior State Fair? ($5) 9. How many Holsteins were exhibited at this year’s WI Junior State Fair? ($3) 10. Who was the Judge and Associate Judge at this year’s WI Junior State Fair? ($8)

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

WHA, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI, 53913; fax to 608-356-6312 or email On-time entry fee is $5.00 per person; late fee is $10 per person Name: ___________________________________ Age (as of Jan. 1, 2014): _______ Address: _________________________________ City, State, Zip: ____________________________ E-mail:___________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Dairy Jeopardy will be held on Friday, January 3

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Dairy Bowl Deadlines The Dairy Bowl contest will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention. Finals will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2014. The deadline to enter a team for the 2013 Dairy Bowl contest will be NOVEMBER 15, 2013. Entries must be IN OFFICE by this date or entry fees will double. The fee to enter teams will remain $10 for Rookie division and $30 for Junior and Senior divisions. Remember, FEES WILL DOUBLE if the entry form is not IN OFFICE by November 15. All potential team member names must be submitted by the November 15 deadline. Please remember, official teams do not need to be named until registration at the 2014 Junior Convention. This includes all possible team members, and there is no limit to the number of juniors that can be included on the list. Names must be included with the entry form to make a completed entry. All coaches and participating team members must be members of the Wisconsin Holstein association. Counties that have juniors wishing to participate on a Wisconsin team must submit their $5.00 entry fee by November 15. This has been put into place so we have a more exact number of teams prior to convention. Please note these updates to the rules for 2014: • Only one coach per team is allowed to stay with the team in the holding room. The coach must stay with the team the entire day, unless the team is eliminated. • Each team will receive 2 verifications (i.e. challenges) per contest (entire contest). All challenges must come from the team captain. Teams will have five (5) minutes to verify the answer and will be allowed a maximum of two sources. Coaches cannot help the team during the challenge. • The ‘call to the coordinator rule’ should only be instituted in very specific circumstances, and also that each team is limited to a maximum of two “call to the coordinator” per the entire contest.

2014 Dairy Bowl Source List: (Dairy Bowl questions may be obtained from articles and information going back three (3) years) HA Identification Application, HA Application for Transfer HA Fees for Programs & Services (website pricing will be considered most current) HA Pulse (Quarterly) HF Understanding Genetics & the Sire Summaries (updated 1/2013) HF Pedigree Q & A HF The Path to your future...Careers in Agriculture HF Dairy Cattle Marketing HF Working with Dairy Cattle HF Effective Group Leadership HF Dairy Judging HF World of Dairy Cattle Nutrition HF Showring Ready - Beginner’s Guide to Showing Dairy Cattle (NEW) The Rules Are Black and White... WHA History Book (Ch. 1 & 2) August Sire Summary (Red Book) Dairy Bowl Rules Dairy Cow Unified Scorecard 2013 Hoard’s Dairyman (exception - no December 2013 issue) 2013 Wisconsin Holstein News (exception - no December 2013 issue) 2013 Holstein World (exception - no December 2013 issue) Calf Care (Hoard’s) Showing 101 (Hoard’s) Virginia Dairy Quiz Bowl Study Materials Additional Senior Sources: WHA History Book (Ch. 1, 2, 12, 13, 14, pgs 99-119) HA Cattle Merchandising & Advertising Policy Cattle Abnormalities A78861 CA 2012 Dairy Herd Management (exception - no December 2012 issue) Profitable Milking (Hoard’s) Progress of the Breed (Ch.1) Dairy Cattle Fertility & Sterility Hoard’s Feeding Guide (2008)

2014 Dairy Bowl Team Entry Return IN OFFICE by November 15, 2013 to:

Dairy Bowl Registration, WI Holstein Association, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI, 53913

County: _____________________________ Coach: _____________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________ City: ________________________________

Zip: ___________________________

Phone: ______________________________ Email: ____________________________ Entry fee per team is $30.00 (competitive) and $10.00 (Rookie), and rules will be sent to teams when entry fee is received. There is a $5.00 fee for individuals participating on a Wisconsin team. Entry fee will double if not in office by November 15, 2013. #Rookie Teams: _______ # Junior Teams: _______ # Senior Teams: _______ # Wisconsin Team Members: _______ All possible team member names must be submitted with this form in order to be considered a completed entry. There is no limit to the number of names that can be included. Each county will be allowed 10 participants in Junior and 10 participants in Senior Dairy Bowl. There will be a “Rookie” Dairy Bowl opportunity for members age 11 & under. Young or first year teams will be allowed two rounds each and no awards will be given in this division. Teams entering late will have entry fees doubled. For answers to any questions, call 1.800.223.4269! wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2013-27



Point of View

Editor’s Comments

Welcome to another jam-packed Midwest Holsteins issue! This is always a fun issue to put together, knowing that we’ll be giving it away at World Dairy Expo with such great info about WHA activities and great ads from our Midwest breeders. If you’ve picked this issue up at WDE and would like to become a regular subscriber, visit our website or give us a call at 1-800-2234269. If you’re at WDE and get a chance, stop by our booth on the arena level of the coliseum. We’ll have some fun giveaways each day. Included in this issue is the entry form for the 2016 WHA Futurity. Entries are due January 1 and are $35 per head. If you have any questions about the Futurity, please give our office a call. Don’t forget about our annual cover contest - the deadline for entries is November 15. This year’s theme is “Here, There and Everywhere”. Be creative! The winning entry will be featured on the February 2014 cover. Photos can be mailed to PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813 (5x7 or larger, professional quality print) or emailed to (5x7 or larger, 300 dpi or higher). Give me a call with questions. Our next issue will feature Red & Whites and all the results from World Dairy Expo. If you are interested in advertising, please give me a call at 608-723-4933 by October 11. The Communications Commitee met at the end of August and has planned some exciting things for the 2014 News features. Watch our website and future issues for more information. If you are interested in setting up an advertising contract, please contact me. A contract is a great way to save on each ad you place and can start at just four ads in a year. Membership renewals will be sent out shortly. Watch your mailbox or email inbox for your renewals. If you don’t see something by mid-October give Sharon a call at our office. Until next time...

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October 2013 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 1-6 World Dairy Expo, Madison 1 Junior award forms due - Long Range Production & Junior Progressive Breeder 12 Waupaca-Waushara Holstein Picnic & Wilstar Tag Sale, hosted by Wilstar Holsteins, Willis & Carla Gunst Family, Pine River, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 26 UW-Platteville Pioneer Classic, Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, WI, hosted by Pioneer Dairy Club, 11:00 a.m. November 2013 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon & Wood counties 1 Junior award forms due - Junior Farm Trip 15 WHY Friend award deadline & WHA Royalty application deadline December 2013 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 6-7 WHA Board Meeting January 2014 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 3-5 Junior Holstein Convention, Glacier Canyon, Wisconsin Dells; hosted by the Fond du Lac Junior Holstein Association February 2014 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 21-22 WI Holstein Convention, hosted by the La Crosse, Monroe & Vernon County Holstein Breeders, Cranberry Country Lodge, Tomah March 2014 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties April 2014 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 4 Dream Prairie Holsteins Complete Dispersal 19 Midwest National Spring Show, Jefferson May 2014 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties June 2014 Classifying in Adams, Crawford, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon & Wood counties 16 District 1 Holstein Show, Chippewa County Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls 17 District 6 Holstein Show, Rock County Fairgrounds, Janesville 18 District 4 Holstein Show, Taylor County Fairgrounds, Medford 20 District 3 Holstein Show, Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster 25 - 28 2014 National Holstein Convention, Dubuque, Iowa


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Join us Friday evening, October 4th for the 25th Anniversary Celebration!

Hammertime Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Hill-Ton Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Hilltop Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Marathon County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-36 Paradise-D Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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