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October 2015

Volume 87 No. 9

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Midwest Holsteins issue Wisconsin State Fair results Wisconsin Holstein Futurity results 2018 WHA Futurity entry form 125th feature - Futurity


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Features: 8 9 10 16 17 20 22

Breeder Profile: Siemers Holsteins 2015 Wisconsin Cow of the Year Wisconsin State Fair Results Young Adult Members Walkers named McKown Master Breeder 125th Anniversary Feature - Futurity National and Regional Elite Performers

Departments: 6 6 7 17 21 25 26 28 29 30

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs Sponsor Spotlight From the President: Paula Bovre Sierra’s Holstein Scoop: WHA Princess Sierra Lurvey National Director’s Report Breeder Business Cards WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover photo by Cybil Fisher features the 2015 Wisconsin Cow of the Year, Siemers Dunde Hilda 8669-ET, owned by Jordan Siemers of Siemers Holsteins, Newton. Hilda is pictured in front of the barn at Siemers Holsteins with five milk tankers that represent her lifetime production of over 254,000 pounds of milk. For more on Siemers Holsteins and Hilda, turn to page 8. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2015

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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:

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

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

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Wisconsin Holstein Briefs L Congratulations to Joseph Buening and Lexa Miller, Mount Horeb, on the birth of their daughter Aleigah Ann Buening. Aleigah was born August 29 and weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. The Wisconsin Holstein News encourages readers and members to submit information for the Wisconsin Holstein Briefs column. We are looking for news of a wedding, birth announcement, award winner or death that Wisconsin Holstein breeders should know about. High quality, submitted photos will be printed if space is available. Please submit your information to the Wisconsin Holstein News by mail at PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; or email to lauraw@wisholsteins.com.

Obituaries Henry “Sonny” Bartel

Henry “Sonny” Bartel, Ellsworth, Wis., passed away August 2, 2015. Sonny was a legendary dairyman who auctioned off Holstein greats such as Zeldenrust Fond Memory and Johns Luck Barb and owned Ayrshire Grand Champion Oakburn Red Astor. Sonny Bartel was a native of Minnesota and spent his life dedicated to the dairy industry. He spent countless hours in the auction box and showring. In the 1940s his family’s herd was the only farm to ever win all four championships at Harrisburg (Junior and Grand Champion in male and female classes). In 1941, he and his father had 11 Holsteins nominated All-American. Sonny was in the auction box during most of the major Holstein sales during the 1960s and 1970s. He was one of the auctioneers when Johns Luck Barb sold for $122,000 and when Zeldenrust Fond Memory brought $280,000 in 1975. Additional high profile sales include: Lakeside Farms Dispersal in 1967, the Crescent Beauty Sale, Gray View, Braun’s Sunny Lea, Mayer Farms and Lakehurst dispersals. He and Dave Bachmann started the World Premier Sales at World Dairy Expo in 1968. They also partnered together to start Lakehurst

Farms in Wisconsin. In 1967, they had the Grand Champion Bull at World Dairy Expo, Prestige of Lakehurst (EX-95). Sonny was not only a history fanatic for the Holstein breed, but also taught history throughout several schools in Minnesota throughout his life. His last time in the sale box was during the Pinehurst Dispersal in 2011. The dairy industry has truly lost a great dairyman and we extend his family our deepest thoughts during this difficult time.

Welcome to These New Members

Adult members: James Streich, Orfordville John Kotek, Jr, Bangor Joel Phoenix, Lomira Jo Ann & David Schirmer, Rib Lake Steven & Jessica Myers, Cashton Jeff Cole, Dade, Florida Cranehill, Whitewater Barbara Ziemba, Durhamville, NY Coty & Scott Theill, Cuba City Kyle Knapp, Poynette Junior members: Ezekiel Moret, Barron Hailey Zernicke, Bonduel Tristen Ostrom, De Pere Thayne Bjelland, Gillett Aubrey & Delaney De Bauch, Gillett Marie Jorgensen, Neillsville Ava Gard, Brooklyn Kylee & Brycen Grabarski, Waunakee Braydon Breunig, Sauk City

This picture is worth a thousand words about our breeding program....

Indianhead Redcarpet Tia

EX-92 3-06 343 30,689 4.8 1464 3.5 1068

Dam: Indianhead Milan Tina EX-92 2nd Dam: Inspiration Tina EX-95 GMD

Robert & Karyn Schauf 1659 10 1/2 Street, Barron, WI 54812 Ph: 715-537-9376 Bob’s Cell: 715-790-7202 E-mail: bob@indianheadfarms.com 6–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2015

BAA: 111.9% RHA: 84 cows 30,107 3.89 1171 3.1 933 Herdsmen: Mike Mertins, Rodrigo Villalobos & Joe Witscher


WHA 2016 Summer Internship Opportunity The Wisconsin Holstein Association is searching for eager Registered Holstein enthusiasts looking to learn more about the industry and wanting to gain valuable experiences that can be utilized in any industry. Applicants attending a 2 or 4 year college are welcomed to apply. It is not required to be majoring in an Agriculture field but background in the dairy industry is preferred. Salary or Hourly: Salary w/ bonus opportunity Reports to: Executive Director & WHP Editor Travel: Up to 50% (requires a personal vehicle with gas mileage reimbursement) Date: May 23-August 19, 2016 (some weekends required) Location: Baraboo, WI

Major Duties & Responsibilities: Event Planning • Attend all WHA sponsored summer events and other county Holstein events. These include the WHA State Championship Show, Showmanship and Judging Contest, Junior State Fair Holstein Show, WHA Futurity and Open State Fair Holstein Show. Intern may also be asked to attend District Shows around the state when needed. • Work with WHA committees to plan events such as the 2016 WHA Futurity, State and District Shows, State Picnic and more. This may include inputing and finalizing show entries, organizing awards, volunteers and other details such as mailings and dignitary needs. • Organize show booklets, meals, send correspondence before and after an event and archive final placing results. Public Relations • Ability to communicate to all areas of the Association in a timely manner • Assist in any communication materials needed for members or external media such as pamphlets, letters, bios and entry forms • Work with external sponsors as it pertains to awards, signage and coordination of events • Build valuable partnerships with industry partners Web, Print and More • Write press releases announcing upcoming events and summarizing placings and/or winnings. • Compile and publish updated marketing materials on WHA website such as press releases, entry forms, event details and imagery. • Take photos of event winners when needed to post online and share with Editor. This will require the creation of an archive for year-end presentations. • Interview Wisconsin Holstein breeders and write profile articles as assigned by the Editor; this may require taking photos for the article. • Write articles of interest for the WI Holstein News and website as well as identify potential roundtable discussions for the News. • Opportunity to learn database management and design e-newsletter creative.

Preferred Knowledge:

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

Education and Experience:

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

Please forward your resume, cover letter and grade transcript with two letters of reference by Friday, November 13, 2015 to: WI Holstein Association, Summer Internship, 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913. Interviews will be held at the WHA office in Baraboo, WI. Please call 1.800.223.4269 with questions about this internship opportunity.

From your President Paula Bovre Greetings! To any of you that may be reading the News after picking it up at World Dairy Expo, welcome! We hope you enjoy our publication and we encourage you to become a subscriber. You’ll find the details and more information about the many Wisconsin Holstein Association activities on our website: www.wisholsteins.com. It won’t be long and members will be receiving their membership renewals for 2016. We greatly appreciate your prompt attention in returning these and keeping everything up to date. Remember that in addition to enjoying the many WHA events and a subscription to the News, your membership also entitles you to register your cattle at a lower rate. Have a safe and enjoyable fall! Paula Bovre “Give the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you.” - Madeline Bridges

Thoughts from the 2015 Intern, Sara Griswold

Where did the summer go? As I reflect back on my summer the first word that comes to mind is “wow”! I began my amazing summer internship with the Wisconsin Holstein Association in May. After one day of training, I was able to jump head first in to what turned out to be an unforgettable summer. Throughout the summer I had the opportunity to help plan and attend many events. From the Kids Express Learning Center “Dairy Day” to the crazy week of district shows, Championship Show, and my main focus for the summer, the 29th Annual Holstein Futurity, my summer was truly filled with many wonderful opportunities. As I traveled from district show to district show in June I was able to see fellow Holstein enthusiasts from throughout the state and make new friends along the way. I was also able to see some of Wisconsin’s finest dairy cattle while sitting ringside. I got an inside perspective of the work that goes into planning shows and events that I before took advantage of. It wasn’t long after district show season concluded that the Wisconsin Championship Show was upon us! Being able to bring Wisconsin’s best of the best together to parade around the ring at the spectacular Alliant Energy Center grounds in Madison was truly an incredible experience! Before I knew it the Wisconsin Holstein State Picnic was here and although the day was hot, we made the most of it by dunking some past and present Holstein Stars in the dunk tank at Willows Edge Holsteins in New Richmond. Wisconsin State Fair Junior Dairy Show was here and gone before I knew it and the most anticipated day of my summer was upon me. Saturday, August 15th was the 29th Annual Holstein Futurity. Eleven dairy cattle from across the state showed in the Holstein Futurity this year. From the ordering of Judge Erbsen’s tuxedo to working with each of the exhibitors to ensure they were ready for the big day, I was in charge of all the details for the show. I am so happy with how the event turned out and hope all the exhibitors and spectators enjoyed it as well. I would like to thank the Wisconsin Holstein staff for making my summer so incredible. There was rarely a day I felt I was going to “work” because I loved what I was doing and who I was working with so much. I would also like to thank the Wisconsin Holstein Board of Directors for reaching out to me at events and the compliments throughout the summer. Also thanks to the WHA adult members, WHA junior members, exhibitors, breeders, volunteers, and sectors throughout the summer for working with me. I will never forget the lessons learned and the opportunities I had this summer. Looking forward to seeing everyone at World Dairy Expo!

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BREEDER PROFILES

Siemers Holsteins 125 Years of Family and Excellence by Ashley Yager

The sixth generation at Siemers Holsteins Connor, Lauren, Josh, Jordan, Crystal and Jake display some of their awards from the 2012 show season

ver the past 125 years, Siemers Holsteins of Newton, Wis., has used their passion and perseverance to help them strive for excellence in the dairy industry. The Siemers homestead is now home to the fifth and sixth generations on the farm. Established in 1890 by Frederick Siemers, the farm in its original state was home to Milking Shorthorns. Frederick’s wife, Caroline Prange-Siemers had grown up with Holsteins on a well-established farm, and was a major player in the decision to change breeds. She was adamant in the need for better cows, so Caroline told Frederick to buy Holsteins (like she had at home). The first three Registered Holstein calves were purchased in 1908. In 1942, Frederick and Caroline’s son Walter (Wally) was next on the scene when he came home to the farm with 26 cows. By 1948 he was milking 40 head, and he expanded again in 1962 to 80 cows. That same year, at the encouragement of his father, Wally purchased a farm, for which he paid less than $100 an acre for (in 1963). The land eventually served as a crucial part of the Siemers’ family now 2400-cow operation. The Siemers’ next big expansion came in 1971, when a freestall barn and parlor were built, enabling the milking herd numbers to grow from 90 to 210 cows. In 1995, when cows left this farm to move to the new facility, the herd average was at 24,516M with 901F and 784P. The most recent transition in management and ownership of the farm was in 1993, when Wally’s four children - Sherry, David, Dan and Paul held a family meeting in January and encouraged their parents to build a new facility. Walter agreed to move forward with expansion, remembering how his father had helped he and Marlene in the past. In 1995, the facilities were expanded to 800 cows. With the entire family now apart of the operation, another expansion was finished in 1997, adding another freestall barn and bringing their total to 1,000 cows. The family hosted Farm Progress Days that same year, and revealed the newly expanded double-24 parlor. The herd continued to grow internally between 100 and 250 cows a year until 2004, when the parlor size was again increased to a double-36. With outstanding herd management from the family, the current facilities are at max capacity, allowing them to sell up to 700 cows a year for dairy. There are 2,726 cows on test milking 3x with a rolling herd average of 37,121M 3.8% 1422F and 3.0% 1129P. They also have a SCC around 100. Holsteins have been an integral part of the Siemers family, as the passion has been carried on through the generations. Walter’s wife, Marlene (Hagenow), was named Holstein Girl in 1962. Their daughter, Sherry, followed in Marlene’s footsteps and received the Outstanding Holstein Girl honor in 1981. Each of the Siemers children attended college and gained some outside experience before returning to the home farm. Sherry and Dan both attended UW-Madison with Sherry receiving her degree in Ag Journalism and Dan in Dairy Science. Sherry worked at RuAnn Dairy for almost three years after graduation and Dan worked at Sire Power, selling semen in

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central Wisconsin. Paul was employed at Golden Oaks Farm after graduating from UW-Madison’s Farm and Industry Short Course. Finally, while David has always worked at the farm, he also has a degree from Lakeshore Technical College. There is a saying that it takes an army, and the Siemers family is a testament to the success of a small family army. Walter and Marlene are still on the farm, helping with everything from yard work to laundry and lunches. Paul works daily with the cows and manages the crops, wife Jenny works off the farm, and their children Josh, Jake and Lauren help on the farm. Dan makes genetic and milk marketing decisions, and his wife, Janina, handles the finances and office work for the dairy. Their oldest son, Jordan, is in college at Cornell and son Connor is in high school. Next, David handles the feeding of the herd and the shop and machinery maintenance. Sherry is at the home farm and does a lot of individual cattle care. Husband Jack is retired and helps with special projects on the farm and their daughter Crystal is in her third year at the University of Minnesota. When the sixth generation of Siemers started to show an interest in the farm, the family started their version of a ‘cow camp’ program. All of the kids came to the home farm and helped with calf chores, such as cleaning pens, washing buckets, weeding flowers, and picking rocks. The kids have really bonded and become good friends, and their time spent on all aspects of the dairy has given them the chance to work with their project animals while learning fundamental skills. With the interest from the next and youngest generation, the Siemers family decided to update their 1970s freestall barn to house 25 top-end pedigree, genomic and show cattle. Not only did they improve facilities, but this upgrade allowed everyone at ‘camp’ more opportunities for learning and hands-on experiences with the project cattle. Now that many of the kids are teenagers, they have had the chance to work at the large dairy as well, working with the fresh cows, dry treating, help-

Siemers Dundee Haya 9652-ET EX-92


ing with calves, moving cattle, and various other projects. While Jordan and Crystal are in enrolled in ag-related collegiate programs, the youngest Siemers are growing their skills and taking on more responsibilities on the farm. The Siemers’ quest for excellence in production and herd performance has led them to utilize almost all genomic sires in their breeding program. At the commercial dairy, there is one proven bull they continue to use, Sully-Hart Meridian. They like the consistency and quality of his daughters that are calving in. At the show dairy, they use a majority of young sires, but will still use top daughter proven bulls. In the barns, some of their favorites are sired by Meridian, Mogul, Defiant, and Doorman. They focus on breeding open-ribbed, dairy cows with a will to milk. Quality mammary systems with great attachments as well as functional feet and legs are key to maintaining their outstanding herd average. With a great group of cows comes many herd favorites, headlined by Siemers Dundee Haya-9652-ET, EX-92 (max), and her daughters. Haya has seven Excellent daughters and an additional 19 Very Good, including the Unanimous All-American Fall Yearling in Milk in 2014, Siemers GS Haya-Dream-ET, VG-88 EX-MS at two years of age. Haya Dream is a Goldsun daughter that was also High Honorable Mention Junior AllAmerican Fall Calf in 2013. Siemers Goldwyn Galaxy-ET, EX-94 in her third lactation, is a Goldwyn daughter of Damion Glam 9633, EX-92. Galaxy was a member of the All-American Junior Best Three in 2009 and Reserve Junior AllAmerican Senior Two in 2011. Her sister Glams, EX-93, was third in the World Dairy Expo Holstein Futurity in 2012. Glams was a member of both the Nominated All-American Senior Best Three and Nominated AllAmerican Produce of Dam in 2012. Siemers Goldwyn Goldie, EX-94, is a full sister to Galaxy and Glams and is owned by Jordan & Whitney Ebert. In 2012, she captured the Supreme Champion title of the World Dairy Expo Junior Show. The family has also developed an outstanding group of Red and White Holsteins. Their headliner from the 2015 summer show season was Siemers Destry Joy-Red-ET, EX-92 EX-94-MS, who died unexpectedly from a heart infection just hours before her class at the Red and White Midwest Fall National Show. While it’s difficult to lose an animal under any circumstance, the loss of Joy was especially tough, as she was a oneof-a-kind complete package. This summer, Joy was named Grand Champion of the Wisconsin Red and White State Show, and Intermediate Champion of the Wisconsin Championship Black and White Show. In 2014, she was first senior two and Intermediate Champion at the State Red and White Show, and Best Bred and Owned. In 2012, Joy was also Reserve All-American Red and White Winter Calf. Joy’s dam is Fradon Redman Jubiliee-Red-ET, EX-92 EX-94-MS, Reserve All-American Red and White Four Year Old in 2010. She is from the Fradon Encount JodieRed, EX-2E-16* family in Canada. The legacy of this tremendous family will live on for years to come as there are several other outstanding family members who have had show ring success. While there is no doubt the Siemers crew has excelled in the show ring, they have been making a splash in genomics as well. Gen-I-Beq Shottle Bombi-ET, EX-94, was nominated Global Cow of the Year in 2015, continued on page 15

2015 Wisconsin Cow of the Year: Siemers Dunde Hilda 8669-ET EX-95 GMD A bit bossy and strong, yet patient with kids and hard working – all qualities that best describe our 2015 Wisconsin Cow of the Year, Hilda. An anchor of Breeder and Exhibitor banners at state and national shows, Hilda just knows when she needs to have a good showing and the Siemers family is counting on her. As a calf, Hilda was close to death several times with pneumonia. Even though the vets suggested the Siemers family cull Hilda at an early age because of her questionable lungs, they resisted and she pushed through, survived and has thrived. She is the perfect patient when ill, and a great eater with an “I can” attitude. In 2005, the Siemers family made the decision to purchase Hilda’s dam, Mayerlane-DK Rudolph Hiawatha-ET, EX-90 DOM, from Adolf Langhout. Her granddam, 4E-95 GMD DOM Golden-Oaks Mark Prudence, was a tremendous cow for the Mayer family but never offered for sale. Her influence was viewable in many other herds, and her high type and production drew the Siemers family to the cow family. Hilda has had a prolific show career for her owner, Jordan Siemers. In 2013 and 2014, Hilda was the Overall NASCO Type and Production Award Winner at World Dairy Expo’s International Holstein Show. She is a two-time Junior All-American production cow (2011 and 2013) and was named Grand Champion of the International Junior Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo in 2011. Along with her outstanding type, Hilda has also been a tremendous production cow in her own right. Her highest record to date at 4-10 on 2x milking in 365 days produced 56,780 pounds of milk with 3.1% 1746F and 3.2% 1749P. Her lifetime totals to date with 1998 days on test include over 254,000 pounds of milk with over 8,700 pounds fat and 8,000 pounds protein. Hilda will be ten years old this October, and the Siemers family plans on bringing her to shows as long as she can still compete with the best – they can never count her out. One of her true Hilda moments was at the 2013 WI Championship Show, when she took her front foot and shoveled shavings from the show ring onto the crowd and WHA staff member Ashley Yager who was taking photos of the champion lineup. A cow that prefers to live by herself, Hilda can be a little bossy and doesn’t always mix well with younger cows. The entire family loves Hilda, and visitors admire her for what she is – a beautiful, hard working milk cow. Each year, a Wisconsin purebred cattle association selects a cow to represent her breed as the Cow of the Year. The honor is rotated annually between the seven major dairy breeds. Hilda was nominated and selected by the members of the Wisconsin Holstein Association.

Hilda’s Show credits:

Gen-I-Beq Shottle Bombi-ET EX-94

5th Production Cow, International Holstein Show 2014 Overall Nasco Type & Production Award Winner - WDE 2013 & 2014 2nd (1st Jr.) 125,000 Lb. Cow, WI Championship Show 2014 Nominated All-American Production Cow 2013 Junior All-American Production Cow 2013 Junior All-American 125,000 Lb. Cow 2011 Grand Champion, International Junior Holstein Show 2011 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2015-9


2015 Wisconsin State Fair

Junior State Fair August 6 & 7 • West Allis, WI

The Wisconsin Junior State Fair Holstein show was held on Thursday and Friday, August 6 and 7 at the State Fair Park in West Allis. Judge Chris Hill of Thurmont, MD, and Associate Judge Brian Kelroy of DeForest, Wis., placed a total of 448 head of Holsteins over the two day show, including 218 calves, 193 yearlings and 37 cows. The Red & White show had 78 head participating in that show. Following a deep calf show on Thursday, Judges Hill and Kelroy selected a pair of fall calves as Calf Champions. From group 3, Crystal Siemers-Peterman’s heifer, Siemers C-Vet Haya-Brite-ET was named champion over Maddy Hansen’s group 1 winning calf, Hillpine DS Night Moves. Judge Hill commented that he was blown away by the quality of the show “and this is just the calf show!” He went on to say the older fall calf exhibits what he’s looking for - dairyness and strength. “She’s got a wide muzzle and chine, with great angularity and is a great legged heifer.” Hansen’s calf was named reserve over the honorable mention calf because “she is more feminine and exhibits more breed character through the head and neck.” The yearling show started bright and early Friday morning. Selected as Champion Yearlings were the first and second place Winter Yearlings. Champion Yearling was Hillpine B Anya-ET exhibited by Megan Lauber and Reserve Champion was Sayabec Nykon Nydja exhibited by Jessica Mullikin. Judge Hill commented that these heifers topped a great class of heifers and the “black heifer is a slam dunk - she’s got more depth and openness of rib and tracks on a great set of feet and legs.” Siemers-Peterman’s Calf Champion was also named Junior Champion and Lauber’s Winter Yearling was named Reserve Junior Champion. Topping the cow show for the second straight year was Chloe Vosters and Milksource Durham Giggle-ET. Reserve went to Megan Lauber’s winning Junior 3-Year-Old, Hillpine Rainey Alyssa. Judge Hill commented that this 4year-old is “the belle of the ball. She’s high in the chine, spells quality with a capital Q and walks comfortably on her rear feet and legs.” The reserve champion was higher in the rear udder and nice through the crops and chine than the honorable mention cow. Selected as Junior Champion of the Red and White Show by Judge Hill was Siemers About Greta-Red-ET exhibited by Lauren Siemers. Reserve Junior Champion was 2nd-Look Bwire 12567-Red-ET exhibited by Kaianne Hodorff. Grand Champion honors went to a pair of 4-YearOlds, Rosedale 2 Hot 2 Handle-Red exhibited by Carley Krull and Hi-Val

Absolt Fantastic-Red exhibited by Jenna Olson. 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 Abigail Powers 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 www.wisholsteins.com or the Wisconsin State Fair website at www.wistatefair.com. Spring Calf (28): 1. Siemers RGD Lady Haya-ET, Lauren Siemers, Kiel 2. Synergy McCutchen Alberta, Carter Jauquet, Pulaski 3. WI Fisherdale Armani Adele, Ashlyn Sarbacker, Edgerton 4. Bzelite Gold Chanel, Brandon Biese, Chilton 5. (B&O) Dream-Prairie Doubletrouble, Courtney Moser, Westby Winter Calf – Group 1 (28): 1. Milksource Defnt Twinkle-ET, Chloe Vosters, Freedom 2. Langer Goldwyn Bellamy-ET, Sarah Hagenow, Poynette 3. (B&O) Joliam Asphox 4755-ET, Nicole Pralle, Humbird 4. MsDivas At Riddlemethat-ET, Eva Doornink, Baldwin 5. Milksource Defnt Tiffany-ET, Grant Vosters, Freedom Winter Calf – Group 2 (27): 1. (B&O) Joliam R Penny 4751-ET, Jessica Pralle, Humbird 2. Gildale Atwood Pathmaker, Melissa Sprecher, Sauk City 3. Ocean-View Damion Roxette, Mena Schmitt, Sun Prairie 4. Bur-Wall Brokaw Cynic, Malcom Johnson, Evansville 5. Dream-Prairie Mc Azalee, Kylie Esser, Highland Winter Calf – Group 3 (27): 1. Siemers Brokaw Hayas-Joy-ET, Jake Siemers, Kiel 2. (B&O) Walk-Era Sanchez Kaycie-TW, Alli Walker, Wisconsin Dells 3. River-Bridge Brokaw Shadow, Coltin Coffeen, DePere 4. West-Springs Jennessa 3488, Hannah Hockerman, Westfield 5. CowPalace Golden Rally, Savanna Ridge, Sheboygan Falls Fall Calf – Group 1 (38): 1. Hillpine DS Night Moves, Maddy Hansen, Franksville 2. Elm-Park Goldpolled-P-ET, Savanna Ridge, Sheboygan Falls 3. Siemers Brkw Ash-Lyn-ET, Vanessa Roberts, Whitelaw 4. MRSprech McCuthn Hit-List, Austin Rider, Prairie du Sac 5. Willows-Edge GD Jasmine, Savanna Van Dyk, New Richmond (B&O) Hobby-Hill Alex

Grand Champions - Judge Chris Hill, WHA Princess Sierra Lurvey, Chloe Vosters holding Milksource Durham Giggle-ET, Megan Lauber holding Hillpine Rainey Alyssa and WHA Princess Attendant Cierra Ehrke-Essock.

Junior Champions - Judge Chris Hill, WHA Princess Sierra Lurvey, Crystal Siemers-Peterman holding Siemers C-Vet Haya-Brite-ET, Megan Lauber holding Hillpine B Anya-ET, WHA Princess Attendant Cierra Ehrke-Essock and Associate Judge Brian Kelroy.

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Dora, Riley Miller, Orfordville Fall Calf – Group 2 (37): 1. WI Fischerdale Attic Evita, Lindsey Sarbacker, Edgerton 2. WI Fischerdale After Effort, Nicole Endres, Waunakee 3. Gildale Atwood Twlight, Elizabeth Watrud, Dodgeville 4. Crisdhome Atwood Bouquet-TW, Rachel Skinner, New Richmond 5. Echo Glen GD Macy, Alek Krueger, De Pere (B&O) Dille-Holm Goldchip Cardiac, Paige Dilley, Monticello Fall Calf – Group 3 (33): 1. Siemers C-Vet Haya-Brite-ET, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Cleveland 2. Milksource McCutchen Jackie, Marisa Klister, Greenleaf 3. Milksource Sid Ahead-ET, Shelby Ostrom, Kaukauna 4. (B&O) Mead-Manor Corvette Jags, Megan Moede, Algoma 5. Krista Styer, DJ-Purepride Aft Paris-ET, Menomonie Calf Champion: Siemers C-Vet Haya-Brite-ET, Crystal SiemersPeterman, Cleveland Reserve Calf Champion: Hillpine DS Night Moves, Maddy Hansen, Franksville Summer Yearling – Group 1 (26): 1. (B&O) Rock-Edge Atwood Daphne, Kristen Broege, Janesville 2. Inwood-Hill Aftershock Siah, Amber Dammen, Argyle 3. Siemers GSN Hayaprincess-ET, Brooke Roberts, Whitelaw 4. Dreamfix Goldchip Molly, Dawson Nickels, Watertown 5. Just-A-Hill Favre Luka, Tarek Horkan, Reedsburg Summer Yearling – Group 2 (23): 1. Oakfield GW Atwood Daria-ET, Rachel Coyne, Spring Valley 2. Budjon-JK Gldchip Explain-ET, Zachary Lemke, Chilton 3. (B&O) MS Jauquet McCutchen Sanara, Hailey Jauquet, Luxemburg 4. Winright Atwood Amazon, Ben Buske, Brownsville 5. Jenny-Lou Dickey 3824, Andrew Greenfield, Waupun Spring Yearling – Group 1 (39): 1. Ms Happy At Love, Brooke Roberts, Whitelaw 2. (B&O) Booth-Haven Airlift Admire, Cole Booth, Plymouth 3. Timza Atwood Emma, Amanda Stingle, Black Creek 4. Opsal Guthrie Chanel, Joseph Opsal, Blue Mounds 5. Ocean View Sanchez Sasha, Mara Shelley, Deerfield Spring Yearling – Group 2 (30): 1. Butlerview Doorman Class-ET, Whitney Ebert, Algoma 2. Siemers Borkaw Haya-Star-ET, Crystal SiemersPeterman, Cleveland 3. 2nd-Look Brokaw Katie, Kalista Hodorff, Eden 4. (B&O) Mead-Manor Abs Adrian-ET, Michael Moede, Algoma 5. Moorclose Atwood Wren, Madison Calvert, Cuba City Winter Yearling (42): 1. Hillpine B Anya-ET, Megan Lauber, Union Grove 2. Sayabec Nykon Nydja, Jessica Mullikin, Waldo 3. Merkline Doorman Pallas, Kimberly Keller, Mount Horeb 4. Berryridge Atwood Juicy, Zachary Endres, Waunakee 5. Blayjoy Atwood Pat-ET, Johanna Madland, Lyndon Station (B&O) Mead-Manor Abs Adele-ET, Michael Moede, Algoma Fall Yearling (33): 1. Ryan-Vu Gchip Claudette-ET, Joshua Opsal, Blue Mounds 2. (B&O) KnH Endres Atlantic Ocean, Mikayla Endres, Lodi 3. Berryridge Brokaw Katniss, Elizabeth Endres, Waunakee 4. Mayerlane Gdsun Lipgloss-ET, Rachel Coyne, Spring Valley 5. Heritage-E Debbies Diamond, Billy Streich, Fort Atkinson Yearling Champion: Hillpine B Anya-ET, Megan Lauber, Union Grove Reserve Yearling Champion: Sayabec Nykon Nydja, Jessica Mullikin, Waldo Junior Champion: Siemers C-Vet Haya-Britte-ET, Crystal SiemersPeterman, Cleveland

Calf Champions - Judge Chris Hill, WHA Princess Sierra Lurvey, Crystal Siemers-Peterman holding Siemers C-Vet Haya-Brite-ET, Maddy Hansen holding Hillpine DS Night Moves, WHA Princess Attendant Cierra Ehrke-Essock and Associate Judge Brian Kelroy.

Reserve Junior Champion: Hillpine B Anya-ET, Megan Lauber, Union Grove Junior Champion Bred & Owned of Show: KnH Endres Atlantic Ocean, Mikayla Endres, Lodi Reserve Junior Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Joliam R Penny 4751-ET, Jessica Pralle, Humbird Junior 2-Year-Old (7): 1. (B&O) Synergy Guthrie Toucan, Mason Jauquet, Pulaski 2. MS Gold Chip Dala-ET, Alek Krueger, De Pere 3. Krullcrest Goldsun Randi-ET, Emily Butler, Lebanon 4. Tree-Hayven Windbrook Gabbi, John Hartman, Marshfield 5. Kampy Braxton Spirit Rae, Derrek Kamphuis, Brandon Senior 2-Year-Old (9): 1. Kawartha Atwood Jayda, Benjamin Powers, Menomonie 2. Budjon-JK Damion Eklipse-ET, Lindsey Sarbacker, Edgerton 3. Warmka Chris Leah 1441-Red, Danielle Warmka, Fox Lake 4. (B&O) FrisleVue Goldsun Ipod-ET, Allissa Frisle, Prairie Farm 5. Harmony-Mist Windbrook Reba, Bethany Marcks, Black Creek Junior 3-Year-Old (3): 1 Hillpine Rainey Alyssa, Megan Lauber, Union Grove 2. Redrock-View Jasper 1799, Carson Carpenter, Darlington 3. Four-Hands Guthrie Colleen, Ethan Dado, Amery Senior 3-Year-Old (6): 1. Miss Summer Song-ET, Dawson Nickels, Watertown 2. Harmony-Mist Atwood Janelle, Bethany Marcks, Black Creek 3. Quad-R Lauthority Darla, Ryan Smith, Monticello 4. Bohnview Talent Winonna, Emily Butler, Lebanon 5. Milksource Gldwn Jessica-ET, Benjamin Powers, Menomonie 4-Year-Old (7): 1. Milksource Durham Giggle-ET, Chloe Vosters, Freedom 2. Gateway Acres Sid Ida, Hailey Jauquet, Luxemburg 3. JonDe Damion 3591, Eva Doornik, Baldwin 4. Go-For-Broke San Joyce-ET, Jake Brokish, Dodgeville 5. Mar-Linda-K Damion Jilette, Nicole Wright, Johnson Creek 5-Year-Old (4): 1. Winterfield Jen Johanna, Fritzy Ullom, Bloomer 2. Excellent Golden Eureka-ET, Benjamin Buske, Brownsville 3. (B&O) Thimble-Peak Monument Sasha, Megan Nelson, Ettrick 4. Meyervilla Sanrae Roulet-ET, Katie Greidanus, Delavan 6-Year-Old & Older (1): 1. Diamondhead Buckeye Spirit, Shelbie Greidanus, Delavan Senior & Grand Champion: Milksource Durham Giggle-ET, Chloe Vosters, Freedom Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: Hillpine Rainey Alyssa, Megan Lauber, Union Grove Senior & Grand Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Synergy Guthrie Toucan, Mason Jaupuet, Pulaski Reserve Supreme Champion: Milksource Durham Giggle-ET, Chloe Vosters, Freedom

Red & White Show Results

Spring Calf (7): 1. Siemers About Greta-Red-ET, Lauren Siemers, Kiel 2. Hi-Low Carson Shannon-Red, Austin Telfer, Fort Atkinson 3. LakeBreeze Dreams-Red-ET, Karlee Ketelboeter, Dane 4. In-Red Always Amber-Red-ET, Mikayla Haack, Algoma 5. Berryridge Marsala-Red, Eliza Endres, Waunakee Winter Calf (12): 1. 2nd-Look Bwire 12567-Red-ET, Kaianne Hodorff, Eden 2. L-Maples Ar Catalina-Red-ET, James Jens, Sheboygan Falls 3. K-K-Roe Little Shock of-Red, Nicole Wright, Johnson Creek 4. Ms Moses Glitzy-Red, Coltin Coffeen, De Pere 5. Gaedtke Brbwre Ms PiperRed, Chantel Kinnard, Casco Fall Calf (15): 1. Siemers Hvz Jubilina-Red-ET, Connor Siemers, Newton 2. Milksource Wire Racket-Red, Marisa Klister, Greenleaf 3. 2nd-Look Bwire 12437-Red-ET, Kaianne Hodorff, Eden 4. Ms Stranshome TargetRed-ET, Justin Gaedtke, Luxemburg 5. Milksource Dfnt Life-Red-ET, Grant Vosters, Freedom Summer Yearling (13): 1. Duckett Secure Lilly-Red-ET, Melissa Sprecher, Sauk City 2. Milksource Apple Wine-Red, Cole Booth, Plymouth 3. Nobland Barbwire Cheddar-Red, Drew Noble, Lancaster 4. Virhada Ducati Monica-Red, Hailey Weisensel, Mount Horeb 5. Ms National Princess-Red, Megan Schulte, Hammond Spring Yearling (11): 1. Legend-Maker Larson Giz-Red-Et, Paige Soukup, Reedsville 2. Rynearson Rainy Razzy-Red, Jessica Manke, Watertown 3. Hoesly Absolute Nela-Red-ET, Paige Hoesly, Brodhead 4. Sellcrest Conten Janey-Red, Samantha Pitterle, Beaver Dam 5. Overland Alwys Gorgeous-Red, Rory Sarenich, Pulaski Winter Yearling (4): 1. Jastein Durable Poly-Red, Hailey Hellenbrand, Lodi 2. Gaedtke Absolute Ellie-Red, Justin Gaedtke, Luxemburg 3. Hahncrest Rbrst Nala-Red-ET, Callie Hentsch, Hixton 4. Vosberg wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2015-11


4 – Kristen Broege, Rock County 5 – Charlie Hamilton, Grant County 6 – Allie Breunig, Dane County 7 – Ethan Dado, Polk County 8 – Carley Krull, Jefferson County 9 – Alyssa Nuttleman, LaCrosse County 10 – Rachel Coyne, Pierce County

Junior Champions - Judge Chris Hill, WI R&W Princess Savannah Micke, Lauren Siemers holding Siemers About Greta-Red-ET, Kaianne Hodorff holding 2nd-Look Bwire 12567-Red-ET and WHA Princess Attendant Cierra Ehrke-Essock

Showmanship Winners: 12 Year Old Winner – Abigail Powers, Menomonie 13 Year Old Winner – Kylie Nickels, Watertown 14 Year Old Winner – Ashley Hagenow, Poynette 15 Year Old Winner – Melissa Sprecher, Sauk City 16 Year Old Winner – Emma Olstad, Stoughton 17 Year Old Winner – Bailey Larson, Alma Center 18 Year Old Winner – Megan Lauber, Union Grove 19 Year Old Winner – Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Newton Supreme Champion Showman: Abigail Powers, Menomonie Reserve Supreme Champion Showman: Emma Olstad, Stoughton

Supreme Champion Showperson Abigail Powers (right) and Reserve Supreme Champion Showperson Emma Olstad with judges Eric Westphal, Craig Carncross, Chrissy Wendorf and Jacob Brey. Junior Champions - Judge Chris Hill, WI R&W Princess Savannah Micke, Carley Krull holding Rosedale 2 Hot 2 Handle-Red, Jenna Olson holding Hi-Val Absolt Fantastic-Red, WHA Princess Attendant Cierra Ehrke-Essock and Princess Sierra Lurvey. Lucky Sunfire-Red, Hayden Adrian, Platteville Fall Yearling(11): 1. Inspired Doncha Miss Me-Red, Hannah Nelson, Ellsworth 2. Ms Absolute Glory-Red, McKennz Coffeen, De Pere 3. Krull Sterling Gucci-Red, Colin Uecker, Watertown 4. Kamps-Hollow AlaquaRed-ET, Carson Carpenter, Darlington 5. Golden-Oaks Absolute-RedET, Molly Sarbacker, Belleville Junior Champion: Siemers About Greta-Red-ET, Lauren Siemers, Kiel Reserve Junior Champion: 2nd-Look Bwire 12567-Red-ET, Kaianne Hodorff, Eden Senior 2 Year Old (1): 1. Greenlea P Chris-Red-ET, Molly Sarbacker, Belleville 4 Year Old (3): 1. Rosedale 2 Hot 2 Handle-Red, Carley Krull, Lake Mills 2. Hi-Val Absolt Fantastic-Red, Jenna Olson, Edgerton 3. Krull Dsk Dreamboat-Red-ET, Nicole Pralle, Humbird Senior & Grand Champion: Rosedale 2 Hot 2 Handle-Red, Carley Krull, Lake Mills Reserve Senior & Grand Champion: Hi-Val Absolt Fantastic-Red, Jenna Olson, Edgerton Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Hi-Val Absolt Fantastic-Red, Jenna Olson, Edgerton Reserve Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Siemers About GretaRed-ET, Lauren Siemers, Kiel Premier Exhibitor Contest Judging – Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Manitowoc County Quiz – Lizi Endres, Dane County Skillathon – Lizi Endres, Dane County 1 – Lizi Endres, Dane County 2 – Laura Jensen, Polk County 3 – Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Manitowoc County 12–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2015

Top to bottom, left to right Kylie Nickels, Ashley Hagenow, Melissa Sprecher, Megan Lauber & Crystal Siemers-Peterman


2015 Wisconsin Junior State Fair Winners

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Open Show Results Sunday, August 16 • Judge: Roger Turner

Spring Calf (9): 1. Miss Black Widow, Sara Harbaugh, Marion 2. Zehrview EV Crageous Cutie, Tessa Schmocker, Whitewater 3. MarLinda-K Crown Jewel-ET, Mar-Linda-K Holsteins, Johnson Creek 4. Crestbrooke Atwood Tenleigh, Tim Natzke, Fond du Lac 5. Lindale Sammy Melia, Mike Van Schyndle, Cuba City Winter Calf (8): 1. River-Bridge Browkaw Shadow, Kevin and Peggy Coffeen, DePere 2. OCD Atwood Lady Gaga, Sara Harbaugh, Marion 3. KnH-Endres Bradnick Oasis, Mikayla Endres, Lodi 4. Rosedale Atwood Honey, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills 5. East-Branch Foremost Kira, Kristine Jarek, Bonduel Fall Calf (6): 1. Vo-Grln Hushed Silence, Tammy Voegeli, Arlington 2. Voigtscrest MC Athena, Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac 3. Bella-View GC Dramaqueen, Sara Harbaugh, Marion 4. Zehr-Go-Sho Attic Remi, Tessa Schmocker, Whitewater 5. R-Way Corvette Haizley, Rebecca Hilby, Hazel Green Summer Yearling (4): 1. Ryan-Crest Wbrk Elliemae-ET, Tim Natzke, Fond du Lac 2. Wiscit GW Atwood Sam, UW-Platteville, Platteville 3. Wiscit GW Atwood Tootsie, UW-Platteville, Platteville 4. Jasha-Z Emerald Savannah, James Ziemer, Cedarburg Spring Yearling (5): 1. Crescentmead Win Rachel-ET, Mariah Strauss, Waterloo 2. East-Branch Aaron Anika, Kristine Jarek, Bonduel 3. Krull At Main Event-ET, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills 4. East-Branch Dempsey Majesty, Kristine Jarek, Bonduel 5. Imagine-That McCut Saydee, Mariah Strauss, Waterloo Winter Yearling (5): 1. Oeh My Absolute Vail-ET, Chase & Willow Oehmichen, Abbotsford 2. Wiscit Sanchez Secret, UW-Platteville, Platteville 3. Holbinc Spa Tinsel, Lindsey Lepke, McFarland 4. Jasha-Z Barry Take a Chance, James Ziemer, Cedarburg 5. Wiscit GW Atwood Miss Emma, UW-Platteville, Platteville Fall Yearling (2): 1. KnH-Endres Atlantic Ocean, Mikayla Endres, Lodi 2. Wiscit GW Atwood Barbie, UW-Platteville, Platteville

Junior Champion: KnH-Endres Atlantic Ocean, Mikayla Endres, Lodi Reserve Junior Champion: River-Bridge Browkaw Shadow, Kevin & Peggy Coffeen, DePere Junior 2 Year Old (3): 1.(BU) Robrook Windbrook Myleigha, Tim Natzke, Fond du Lac 2. Dreamhaven Dempsey Rumchata, Chase & Willow Oehmichen, Abbotsford 3. V-T Valley Avatar Fergie-ET, Ashley Rickey, Black Earth Senior 2 Year Old (2): 1. (BU) Miss Lauthority Glamorous, Lois Holsteins LLC, Burlington 2. CKO Mogul Aurora-ET, Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac Junior 3 Year Old (4): 1. BHHD Sid Libby, Nicole Ballweg, Dane 2. (BU) Frozenes Destry Hanna, Mariah Zimdars, Brandon 3. Miss Atwood Darcy, Chase & Willow Oehmichen, Abbotsford 4. Crescentmead Drfx Cherish, Todd Wendorf, Ixonia Senior 3 Year Old (7): 1. (BU, Prod.) Miss Summer Song-ET, Todd Wendorf, Ixonia 2. Oeh-My Atwood Enso, Chase & Willow Oehmichen, Abbotsford 3. BHHD Goldroy Holy, Nicole Ballweg, Dane 4. Krull Goldwyn Ellarific-ET, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills 5. Mar-Linda-K Dameon Harmony, Mar-Linda-K Holsteins, Johnson Creek 4 Year Old (1): 1. (BU, Prod.) Mar-Linda-K Damion Jilette, Mar-LindaK Holsteins, Johnson Creek 5 Year Old (1): 1. (BU, Prod.) Moondale Jasper TJ-ET, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills 6 Year Old & Older (1):1. (BU, Prod.) Krull Goldwyn Entrust-ET, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills Senior & Grand Champion: Miss Summer Song-ET, Todd Wendorf, Ixonia Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: Robrook Windbrook Myleigha, Tim Natzke, Fond du Lac Best Udder of Show: Miss Summer Song-ET, Todd Wendorf, Ixonia Senior Best 3 Females: 1. Todd Wendorf, Ixonia Produce of Dam: 1. Todd Wendorf, Ixonia 2. Cassy Krull, Lake Mills Dam & Daughter: 1. Jacob Solberg, Oregon Premier Breeder & Exhibitor: Krull Farms, Lake Mills

Red & White Show

Junior Champions - Mikayla Endres with KnH-Endres Atlantic Ocean and Coltin Coffeen with River-Bridge Browkaw Shadow

Grand Champions - Christa Wendorf with Miss Summer Song-ET and Kyle Natzke with Robrook Windbrook Myleigha 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2015

Spring Calf (6): 1. Lake-Breeze Delight-Red-ET, Troy Wendorf, Ixonia 2. Miss Summer Blessing-Red, Todd Wendorf, Ixonia 3. Ryan-Vu Armani Design-Red, Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac 4. Greenlea Add Cara-Red-ETS, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills 5. Rosedale Ms Rivalre-Red-ET, Tim Natzke, Fond du Lac Winter Calf (7): 1. 2nd-Look Bwire 12567-Red-ET, Tim Natzke, Fond du Lac 2. Forest-Ridge A Mopsy-Red, Sara Harbaugh, Marion 3. TerraMcCree Caelan P-Red, Tammy Voegli, Arlington 4. Ms Moses GlitzyRed, Kevin & Peggy Coffeen, De Pere 5. Wiscit Carson Santababy-Red, UW-Platteville, Platteville Fall Calf (5): 1. Intense Absolute Twitty-Red-ET, Tim Natzke, Fond du Lac 2. Overland AJ Graffiti-Red, Kevin & Peggy Coffeen, De Pere 3. JBChance Heztry Dolly-Red, Janean Boss, Monticello 4. Straussdale Bar Dreamy-Red, Mariah Strauss, Waterloo 5. Mapleton-Valley Sorento-REd, Mapleton Valley Farms LLC, Oconomowoc Summer Yearling (2): 1. 2nd-Look Barbwire 12384-Red, Kimberly Bjelland, Gillett 2. Thunder-Struck Dazzle-Red, Troy Wendorf, Ixonia Spring Yearling (2): 1. Summer-Dream Ab Love-Red-ET, Sara Harbaugh, Marion 2. East-Branch Toppi Elsa-Red, Kristine Jarek, Bonduel Winter Yearling (2): 1. Jo-Clar Colt Pie-Red, Dan Wonders, Mineral Point 2. Southbread Lad Shelby-Red, Schwendimann Farms, Hartford Fall Yearling (3): 1. Ms Absolute Glory-Red, Kevin & Peggy Coffeen, De Pere 2. Lookout Fancy-Red-ET, Tim Natzke, Fond du Lac 3. Ms InRed Licorice-Red-ET, Kristine Jarek, Bonduel Junior Champion: 2nd-Look Bwire 12567-Red-ET, Tim Natzke, Fond du Lac Reserve Junior Champion: Forest-Ridge A Mopsy-Red, Sara Harbaugh, Marion Junior 2 Year Old (2): 1. (BU) V-View Destry Merlot-Red-ET, Troy Wendorf, Ixonia 2. Southbreak Lad Dora, Schwendimann Farms, Ixonia Senior 2 Year Old (3): 1. (BU) Frozenes-LP Contdr Lark-Red-ET, Troy Wendorf, Ixonia 2. Renely Darwynn Red Bull-Red, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills 3. Sipka Destry Lexi-Red-ET, Mar-Linda-K Holsteins, Johnson Creek Junior 3 Year Old (1): 1. (BU) Jimdandy BW Glimmer-Red, Kevin & Peggy Coffeen, De Pere


Senior 3 Year Old (1): 1. (BU, Prod.) Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET, Troy Wendorf, Ixonia 2. Lake-Prairie Alison-Red-ET, Lois Holsteins LLC, Burlington 4 Year Old (1): 1. (BU) Rosedale 2 Hot 2 Handle-Red, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills 6 Years Old & Older (2): 1. (BU) Krull Advent Sue-Red, Jessica Telfer, Fort Atkinson 2. (Prod.) Storytown Elle-Red, Jacob Solberg, Oregon Senior & Grand Champion: Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET, Troy Wendorf, Ixonia Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: Lake-Prairie AlisonRed-ET, Lois Holsteins LLC, Burlington Best Udder of Show: Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET, Troy Wendorf, Ixonia Produce of Dam (1): 1. Kevin & Peggy Coffeen, De Pere Premier Breeder: Kevin & Peggy Coffeen, De Pere Premier Exhibitor: Troy Wendorf, Ixonia

Junior Champions - Jacob Harbaugh with Forest-Ridge A Mopsy-Red and Kristin Natzke with 2nd-Look Bwire 12567-Red-ET

Grand Champions - Kasey Lois with Lake-Prairie Alison-Red-ET and Ryan Krohlow with Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET

Siemers Holsteins - continued from page 9 nominated Canadian Cow of the Year in 2013, and has a VG Meridian daughter in the herd at +2475 GTPI. There is also a granddaughter in the herd by Halogen at +2635 GTPI. They are also working on developing the family of Cherry-Crest Manoman Roz-ET, EX-91. Roz was purchased as a calf in the World Classic Sale. Her Lottomax great-granddaughter is the #1 GLPI Lottomax at +3300 and is +2633 GTPI. Her dam is a VG-85 +2575 GTPI Supersire then EX-92 Windbrook. They are also starting to utilize high type sires on Roz, as she has daughters that are EX, VG and GP, with none lower. The epitome of a balanced genomic cow, Cookiecutter Mog HankerET, VG-88 at two years of age, was purchased at the Planet Holstein Sale last fall. Hanker is an eighth generation Excellent uddered cow, who held the #1 GTPI position after the December 2014 run. The Siemers have had great success flushing Hanker, and have daughters on the ground by Draco. The highlight of their red and white genomic program is Siemers Mogul AppleStar-ET *RC, VG-86. AppleStar is currently the #1 *RC PTAT Cow (GP and higher) after the August 2015 run, and she is #8 PTAT overall. She is a Mogul x EX-91 Shottle x EX-96 Apple. Her Crown-P daughter is the #1 Red PTAT Heifer, #1 Polled PTAT Heifer, #1 Red CONF and #1 Polled CONF heifer. She also has a +2492 *RC Halogen daughter. Registered Holsteins have provided a wealth of opportunities for the Siemers family, as they recall some of their favorite memories in the business. At the most recent WI Junior State Fair, three daughters from Siemers Dundee Haya 9652-ET, EX-92, by three different sires, all won their respective classes. This day was made even more memorable when the Corvette daughter was named Champion Calf and Junior Champion and the Reginald daughter was Honorable Mention Champion Calf. In 2014, Siemers Holsteins truly had a remarkable World Dairy Expo. Thursday was capped off with Siemers Defnt Great-Red-ET being selected as Junior Champion of the International Red and White Show. On Saturday, two more Siemers cows shined and brought home blue ribbons in the Milking Yearling and Junior Two Year Old classes. The experience of such a tremendous World Dairy Expo still makes Sherry a little giddy when reflecting on the week. At the county level, when Paul was 12 years old, he had a really good calf named Leslie that won her class at the county fair. He and the family prepped her for the big show at World Dairy Expo, only to be disappointed there was not a March calf class. One great thing that came from the Manitowoc County Fair, other than great times with calves and kids, was when Walter and Marlene met on a show box on a Sunday afternoon. The rest is history! Another fond memory that the Siemers recall is the 100th year of the Wisconsin Holstein Association and the Championship Show that was held at the Wisconsin State Fair. Their entry, Nekimi-Acres Mark Ruperta, EX-92, was Grand Champion of the show and the family treated their fellow Holstein friends to a night of great hospitality. When it comes to the latest generation on the farm, the kids are making memories that are extra special. Sherry says watching her daughter Crystal and Sherry’s nephews and niece all enjoy the cattle and farm while making friends and gaining knowledge about our industry, reminds her a lot of the experiences growing up for her brothers and her. Paul also loves coaching the judging team and working with the youth in Manitowoc County. Last year his team placed third at Expo, and Jordan was high individual in the 4-H contest. Janina has worked and coached state and national dairy quiz bowl teams while Dan continues to be the farm visionary and has been increasing his involvement in the Land O’ Lakes leadership committees. Through the transitions and expansions, the Siemers family feels fortunate and honored to have had the opportunity to be in the dairy business for 125 years. There is no doubt there will be continued excellence for the Siemers and the next generation as they transition from their education to an industry position of their own. Wisconsin Holstein would like to congratulate the Siemers family on 125 years in business, as we commemorate the 2015 Cow of the Year – Siemers Dunde Hilda 8669-ET, EX-95 GMD (see sidebar, page 9).

Supreme Champions - Ryan Krohlow with Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET, Perry Phend with Random Luck Legacy Poetry-ET and Chad Ryan with Smokin Hot Rendition Letitia wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2015-15


Wisconsin Holstein Young Adult Members Featured Young Farmer - Car-Cor Holsteins, The Biely Family Car-Cor Holsteins is a registered herd owned and operated by Cory, Clare, & Coraline Biely and Cara Biely. Their 9-acre farm is home to 75 cows with a total of 125 head, with a rolling herd average at 24,000 pounds of milk. The farm was established in April 2011 – the first time the Bielys milked for themselves. Cory and Cara housed cattle at different farms prior to starting their own barn, but to start on their own, they bought 50 cows from a client of Clare’s. The first farm they milked at was 18 miles away. They now milk at a farm just three miles away from their home. Cory was a herdsman for four different farms that ranged in size and commercial/registered herds to gain knowledge before starting on his own. A day at Car-Cor begins with the ration – cleaning leftover feed, mixing, and feeding again. Dry cows come in off the pasture, cows are milked and then calves and heifers fed. During the summer the milk cows are out during the night on pasture; during the winter they are out during the day. Some days the routine includes washing cattle, but it almost always includes some form of cropping, fixing, cleaning or additional feeding. The Bielys’ favorite part of dairy farming is the opportunity to be outside and work with the cattle, along with watching the developing genetics over time by improving cow families. Cory especially enjoys feeding and milking cows, and the chance to care for them on a daily basis. It allows him to watch cows for health and better manage the entire herd. The Biely family is first generation farmers; their dad works for a construction company and their mom is an administrative consultant. Cory and Cara feel working as a brother and sister team has developed a greater bond between and they work very well as a team. Cory was very involved with he and Cara’s grandpa when he farmed. The Bielys also really enjoy the energy from the people that they have worked with. They see the dairy industry as one big family; everyone will help out when needed or ask and

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they are always there for when you have questions or want to try something new. It is a very rewarding industry that is ever changing and to know that they provide a wholesome product to consumers like themselves, makes those early mornings and late nights that much easier. One thing that makes the Biely family so excited about owning and raising registered cattle is knowing the pedigree behind the animal – they feel that it makes cattle more valuable when it comes time to resell. Along with classification, buyers can feel more confident in purchasing animals seeing their parentage. The Bielys have been involved in the Wisconsin Holstein Associaiton for 14 years. They have also been active in Farm Bureau as young farmer chair for the county, and as past county Holstein president. Cory also serves on the local fire department as lieutenant and on the board. One of the biggest challenges the Biely family has faced is fluctuation in prices and playing the market game. When they started they faced high feed prices, and the following year a drought made for a tough time to start a business. The most inspiring people to the Bielys in the dairy business have been Lynn & Sara Harbaugh. They have always helped and opened their doors. Cory was herdsman for them for about three years when they milked, and they have provided valuable information for the Bielys to start farming on their own. Lynn is still a valuable asset as their AI rep and also helping them find cattle to buy when needed. The Harbaughs are great role models and family friends that they can always lean on. When it comes to future plans, the Car-Cor group hopes to continue acquiring land and cattle to grow but still stay at a size where they can work with the cattle on a daily basis. Cory hopes WHA will keep being a valuable asset like it has been and an association that he can lean on to provide valuable information for the Registered Holstein breed. The dairy industry is ever changing and Cory feels the wholesome product he and his family produce will help the economy to prosper. photos „ Farmgirl Photography


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902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 Phone (608) 356-2114 • Fax (608) 356-6312 1-800-223-4269 larryn@wisholsteins.com To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813 Phone (608) 723-4933 • Fax (608) 723-4973 e-mail: lauraw@wisholsteins.com

www.wisholsteins.com 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: Paula Bovre, President - Fond du Lac, 920-923-6991 Kent Wendorf, Secretary - Viroqua, 608-689-2201 Todd Borgwardt, Executive Committee - Valders, 920-758-3133 Chad Ryan, Executive Committee - Fond du Lac, 920-960-1449 Bill Calvert - Cuba City, 608-759-2080 Craig Carncross - Lodi, 608-592-2560 Kevin Jorgensen - Waupun, 920-210-3992 Chris McCullough - Juda, 608-934-1425 Tracy Nelson - Ellsworth, 715-307-1804 Pam Selz-Pralle - Humbird, 715-334-3434 Marci Walker - WI Dells, 608-253-3003 NATIONAL DIRECTORS: Paul Buhr - 608-606-3480

Corey Geiger - 920-650-0294


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Midwest Holsteins Fall 2015

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Buckhorn Acres Dispersal .................................................................. 33 Dalefords Farms .................................................................................. 28 Farnear Holsteins ................................................................................14 Goers Family Dairy ............................................................................ 34 Golden Oaks ...................................................................................... 48 Hilltop Dairy ...................................................................................... 19 Holstein USA ...................................................................................... 32 Illinois State Sale ................................................................................ 10 Irwindale ............................................................................................ 45 Jenniton Holsteins ................................................................................ 2 Lyons Holsteins .................................................................................. 23 Marathon County .......................................................................... 40-44 MHA History Page ............................................................................ 36 Mil-R-Mor .......................................................................................... 27 Minnesota Directory of Services ........................................................ 46 Minnesota Fall Sale .............................................................................. 7 Mission Bell Dairy Farms Dispersal.................................................... 18 Northeast Holstein Club ...................................................................... 5 Oertel Farms ...................................................................................... 32

ADVERTISERS Pioneer Dairy Club Sale .................................................................... 29 R-Vision .............................................................................................. 35 Regancrest ............................................................................................ 6 Ryan-Vu Holsteins .............................................................................. 11 Schaufine Farms.................................................................................. 15 Second-Look Holsteins........................................................................ 22 Selz-Pralle Dairy ................................................................................ 47 Sheeknoll ............................................................................................ 17 Sherdale Farms.................................................................................... 28 Siemers Holsteins .......................................................................... 24-25 Steffes .................................................................................................. 35 Sugar Creek Dairy .............................................................................. 26 T-Spruce................................................................................................ 5 University of Minnesota ...................................................................... 3 UW-Madison ........................................................................................ 9 Violet Hill .............................................................................................. 8 Wargo Acres ........................................................................................ 16 cover photo by Connor Siemers, Newton, WI

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Opine-P Photos Š Beth Herges

Excellent-90 EX-MS | GTPI+2088 2-08 3x 365d 34,910lbM 4.3% 1486F 3.5% 1222P Man-O-Man x VG-86 Shottle x Hickorymea Bosco Oval P EX-90

Opine Polled Daughters! u Regancrest Opines Oasis *PC AltaOak x Opine Good Plus-83-2YR VG-MS GTPI+2282 +1222M +47F +45P +1.57T Oasis Dtrs:

Regancrest M Osella (s. Monterey) GTPI+2572 +1414M +67F +53P +2.66T Regancrest Power Osaria *PO (s. Powerball) GTPI+2449 +1066M +60F +52P +1.39T

Oasis Sons:

Regancrest First Oscar (s. Alta1stClass) GTPI+2544 +734M +61F +38P +2.23T

Opine Polled Sons!

u Regancrest P Olivia *PC Pulsar x Opine GTPI+2420 +978M +47F +45P +2.45T

u Regancrest KB Octane *PC Kingboy x Opine GTPI+2301 +934M +39F +37P +2.67Y

u Regancrest KB Osiana *PC Kingboy x Opine GTPI+2382 +1083M +56F +48P +2.15T

u Regancrest O Oakley *PC 107HO1467 | AltaOak x Opine GTPI+2237 +1316M +37F +51P +1.68T

u Regancrest First Odelia *PC Alta1stClass x Opine GTPI+2349 +245M +39F +23P +2.67T

Regancrest Supershot Oz *PC (s. Supershot) GTPI+2484 +1767M +56f +60P +1.17T Regancrest Osborn-PP (s. Powerball) GTPI+2322 +1296M +32F +50P +1.73T u Regancrest Opines Opal *PC Predestine x Opine | GTPI+2171 - Sons by Powerball +2414G *PC and +2344G *PP 6 - Midwest Holsteins, Fall 2015

1095 Hwy9, Waukon, Iowa 52172 USA | Ph. +1 563-568-2055 www.regancrest.com | regancre@neitel.net | www.holsteinplaza.com/regancrest


Minnesota Holstein Fall Harvest Sale

2nd Annual

Calf Raffle

Join in the Fun:

Grand Prize: a pick of one of these 4 calves (must be present to win or have a representative there to pick that calf) Calf: Reg # 143382359

Calf: Reg # 840003126634692

Lexvold Littlton Cagle-ET

Sheeknoll Atwood 2565-ET

DOB May 27, 2015

DOB November 9, 2014

SheeKnoll Farms

HOLSTEINS Larry and Barb Lexvold

Sire: Snowbiz Littleton-ETS Dam: Larcrest Cagney-ET (photo)

Robert, Kelly, Krista & Andrew Sheehan

Sire: Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET Dam: Sheeknoll Bolton Ariana EX 92 (photo)

Calf: Reg. #3129238117

Calf: Reg. # 840003125129464

DOB June 4, 2015

DOB March 20, 2015

Mat-Ar-Dor Advent Daisy-ET

Mahoney Armani Eleanor

Mahoney Holsteins

Timmer

Dairy

Keith & Kay Mahoney

Matt, Polly, Jacob & Aiden Timmer

Sire: KHW Kite Advent Red-ET Dam: Butz Butler Destry Dani-ET VG 87

Same family as 6th Dam: Mahoney Adv Roxette-Red (photo)

Sire: Mr Apples Armani-ET Dam: Mahoney Talent Cherry-Red EX90

Only 200 tickets sold! 9 other prizes worth $100 or more in value. Proceeds go towards Junior programs. Check out mnholstein.com or Minnesota Holstein Association on Facebook to find out more information. Interested in purchasing a ticket? Contact Minnesota Holstein today! 320-259-0637 Drawing right before the cattle sale begins at 11 AM. Watch our website, Facebook and other advertisements for everything the sale has to offer.

Something for Everybody!

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Prestige-Gen A S Kicker VG-89

Ziems Absolute Mimosa-Red VG-86 at 2Y

1st Junior 2-Year-Old, WI District 6 Show 2015

2nd 4-Year-Old & Reserve Grand Champion, NY State Fair Red & White Show 2015

Alexander x BVK Atwood Alex x Ms Kingstead Chief Adeen EX-94 2E, Queen of the Breed II Finalist & full sister to Shoremar S Alicia EX-97 x C Aitkenbrae Starbuck Ada EX-94, All-American 3-Year-Old & Res. All-Time All-American 3-Year-Old Kicker is due back in March & has pregnancies by Diamondback. See her at WDE or at home at Sunshine Genetics. Owned with Barbara Ziemba & Jeff Cole.

Dams: Miss Mariposa-Red VG-88 at 2Y x Lylehaven Rubens Maia VG-88 at 2Y x Lylehaven Sky Mickee 3E-92 x Lylehaven Star Maya 2E-92 x Metcalf G Valiant Mist 2E-94 x Mighty Fine Matt Misty 2E-96 x Murco P I Mitt 2E-93 Mimosa will be bred back & IVF flushed this fall. Owned with Barbara Ziemba.

Milksource Goldwyn Lala

Ziems Big Time Lucy Goosey EX-93

Dams: Idee Shottle Laila EX-95, Holstein USA Star of the Breed 2015 x VG-88 Durham x EX-91 Leduc x Ravenswell Lydia EX-92. Lala’s full sister was Nominated All-American and All-Canadian Milking Yearling 2013. Lala will be scored soon and IVF flushed this fall. We have daughters by Sid and Glauco.

Dams: Ziems Stormatic Laffy Taffy EX-91 x Ziems Dante Looney Tune 3E-94 Lucy G is due back in May to Golden Dreams & will be IVF flushed this fall.

2nd 5-Year-Old, WI District 6 Show 2015

Tim, Leah & Claire Ziemba

Ziems-LKH GWA Ms Monster

Ziems Atwood Elani

N7465 Meadow Lark Dr., Elkhorn, WI 53121 315-730-3312 tziemba@hotmail.com

3rd Fall Yearling, WI District 6 Show 2015 7th Fall Yearling, NY Intl. Spring Show 2015

3rd Fall Calf, WI District 6 Show 2015

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Ziems-LKH Outisde Ms Mudd 3E-94 x East-Cupcake Muddy Water 4E-95 Monster was fresh in August & will show as a Milking Yearling at WDE. Owned with Barbara Ziemba and Leo & Karen Hurtgen.

Ziems Dundee Ebony 2E-92, Res. Grand Champion WI Dist. 6 2013 x Budjon-JK Gibson Enchant 3E-92 x Elegance 3E-96 Owned with Barbara Ziemba.


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Illini Golden Opportunity Sale

Saturday, October 24, 2015 · 10:30am · Boone County Fairgrounds · Belvidere, IL Cattle Preview & Pork Chop Dinner on Friday Evening at 6:30pm

KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-96-3E DOM Grand Champion Grand Int’l R&W Show 2011 Red Ladd P March Calf sells right from Apple herself! Apple Partners -- 815-275-4990

Irwindale Leduc Macy EX-95-4E All-Canadian Sr. 2-Yr-Old & 4-Yr-Old A fresh Atwood 2-Yr-Old sells from VG-87 Laurin x Durham sister to Macy. Irwindale -- 217-871-7738

Tri-Day Ashlyn-ET EX-96-2E GMD DOM 3 exciting heifers sell from the Ashlyn family! Fall Calf by Corvette, Fall Calf by Damion & Fall Yearling by Aftershock. Ruppert -- 309-498-0444

C Alanvale Inspiration Tina EX-95 2x Reserve All-American Aged Cow Fancy September Gold Chip x Braxton x EX-92 Milan from Tina sells. Reverts -- 815-988-9414

Derrwyn Factor Miata-Red EX-94-2E Life: 152,150 4.2 6417 3.1 4703 VG-87 Durham-Red fresh with her 3rd calf in Sept back to Miata. Holbric & Goldenberg -- 815-482-7426

Hicklee Goldwyn Good EX-94-2E 1st 125,000 Lb. Cow Mid-East Fall Nat’l 2012 Her Sid Jr. 2-Yr-Old sells fresh in June. Swanson -- 815-703-7607

Silvermaple Damion Camomille EX-95 All-American & All-Canadian Jr. 2 & Jr. 3-Yr-Old June 2015 Arrowstar Brazzle sells from Camomille. Ruppert -- 309-498-0444

R-Vision Hero Petunia VG-87-2Y 2-06 137d 13,238 4.2 552 3.0 394 inc. Petunia’s April 2015 Gold Chip sells backed by 9 generations of VG-EX. Emily Irwin -- 815-701-8090

Gray-View-B Holbric Countess EX-93-4E Life: 142,980 4.2 6012 3.0 4354 Ladd P sells fresh in Sept with her 2nd calf from a VG-87 Reality x 11 gen EX. Holbric-- 815-482-7426

Additional Consignments:

Atwood 2-Yr-Old for Spring 2016! Due in November to All For It. Dam is VG-86 Fever x VG-88 Shottle from 8 gen EX Roxys. Clearfield -- 815-275-6684 A +2258GTPI Mogul 2-Yr-Old sells fresh in July with her +2551GTPI Supersire calf. David Freeman -- 618-780-3240 VG-87-2Y Guthrie sells fresh with her 2nd calf! Dam is a GP-82 Laurin then VG-88 Durham. Justin Graham -- 618-779-6777 Heztry Summer Yearling sells from a VG Atwood back to Laurie Sheik. Ruppert -- 309-498-0444 A Benner Banana sells fresh in Sept. Dam is a VG-87 Dundee. Bressner -- 815-848-3048 Scott Courtney, auctioneer 563-380-1318 John Erbsen 815-275-4990 Sale Catalogs: Larry Kleiner, pedigrees 217-827-3468 Brian Olbrich 815-482-7426 Jason Swanson 815-703-7607 Jason Swanson, chairman 815-703-7607 Chad Ryan 920-960-1449 Email: firefighterjas@t6b.com Eddie Bue, co-chairman 715-299-4651 Boone County 4-H will have a food stand! www.illinoisholsteins.com 10 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2015


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Genomics Ryan-Vu Regin Raz a Taz VG-86 (Reginald x VG Atwood x EX-93 Adolph x the Roxys) All-wisconsin summer Yearling 2014 member of nom. All-American Junior Best Three 2014 reserve intermediate champion, Dist. 10 show 2015 • Dam of the #2 type heifer in the breed, Ryan-MVLOO Beemer Rapture at +4.06T ~ owned with Majestic-View & Crailoo Dairy

showrinG success Ryan-Geiger Durham Radiant EX-93 2E (Durham x EX-93 Adolph x the Roxys) • Dam of Ryan-Geiger GWAtwd Reaction-ET VG-88 All-wisconsin winter Yearling 2014 nominated Jr. All-American winter Yearling 2014 owned by Jordan & Whitney Ebert, WI

Ryan-Vu Brokaw Reaction-ET nominated All-American spring calf 2014 owned by Mattie Leak, UT

• Same family as Ryan-Vu Damion Relish 2-time nominated All-American owned by Glamourview, MD

Radiant has daughters by Doorman, Chelios and Atlantic that we are excited to develop!

our branch of the roxy family has given us the best of both worlds and we look forward to further developing these individuals! inquiries on these and other cow families are always welcome. Mark & Mary Ryan & Family Chad & Amy Ryan & Family N3934 Hwy 175, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Farm Phone & Fax: 920-923-3528 Chad: 920-960-1449 BAA: 111.8% RHA: 23,115 3.8 870 3.1 712 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2015 - 11


Lafayette collector achieves Guiness World Record to achieve the Guinness record. The witnesses commented on some of the major categories that they listed, finding 3,264 figurines, 888 stuffed animals, 605 items of wearing apparel, and 537 mugs, glasses, pitchers, etc. Each piece is numbered before it is put on display and is recorded by description, size, material, and acquisition (purchased or gift/ cost/date) on a computer spreadsheet. The assigned number is placed on the item with a sticker, or written on it. The collection started in the mid- to later 1970s with just a few pieces. It now fills every shelf, cabinet, couch, desktop, staircase ledge, kitchen counter, wall space, bedroom, closet, bathroom, the entire basement including the furnace room, and nook and cranny of the house. About a dozen larger pieces are displayed outdoors in summer. In June, two witnesses spent two days counting every piece in the collection, as required

The collection includes every type of item imaginable—tins, bags, boxes, baskets, coffee mugs, plates, teapots, salt & peppers, creamers & sugars, toothpick holders, watches, wall clocks, alarm clocks, night lights, banks, music boxes, Christmas ornaments, cigarette lighters, artist prints, wall hangings, stuffed animals, toys, miniatures, barns, card games, golf balls, dog toys, puzzles, jewelry, ceramics, milk bottles, milking machines, T-shirts, sweatshirts, other

clothing items, quilts & throws, pillows, statues, photos, books, greeting cards, postcards, candy, bookends, lamps, pieces made from cow manure, items from many foreign countries, and much more. Some of the items date back to Ruth’s youth and 4-H days, including trophies from showing cows and wooden advertising pencils that relate to dairy cattle. Klossner’s love of (real) cows started when she was very young. Some of her first pets were calves. She took an active part in working with her family’s herd of 30 Holstein cows near New Ulm, Minnesota. Her mother died in 1966 when Ruth was a senior in high school and her father quit dairy farming. Ruth continued to stay active in 4-H and kept her prize-winning 4-H cow for six years, boarding her in different dairy herds. The cow was champion of the Minnesota State Fair 4-H show in 1966. Klossner was named Minnesota Holstein Girl in 1967 and National Holstein Girl in 1968.

Minnesota Holstein Association 2nd Annual Fall Harvest Raffle

Only 200 tickets sold

$100/ticket

Saturday, November 21, 2015 McLeod County Fairgrounds Hutchinson, MN Drawing will be right before cattle sale begins at 11:00 a.m. Grand Prize: Choice of calf from one of the following supporters: * Lexvold Holsteins *Mahoney Holsteins * Mat-a-Dor Holsteins * Sheeknoll Farms or $3000.00 cash

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•2nd place $1500 CASH •3rd $1000 credit off retail price, MN Select Sires •4th $1000.00 cash •5th $750 certificate towards ad in Midwest Holstein •6th Canvas “Mother’s Love” by Bonnie Mohr ($510 Value) •7th $500 CASH •8th $300 Fleet Farm gift card •9th 1 night stay & 2 banquet tickets to MN All Breeds Convention •10th $100 CASH

Contact Minnesota Holstein Association at 320-259-0637 or minnesotaholstein@gmail.com for more information


Minnesota Brood Cow Profile: Markwell Dundee Dorian-ET John and Rachel Holmgren from Motley, MN built its foundation on strong cow families with solid type. The Holmgren’s entered Markwell Dundee Dorian into Minnesota’s Brood Cow contest for 2015 and she is a well deserved winner. Markwell Dundee Dorian-ET (EX-94 3E GMD) is a Dundee daughter from Markwell Durham Doreen-ET (EX 91 3E GMD) x Markwell Luke Rapture-ET (EX 92 4E GMD) Markwell BStar E Raven-ET (EX 92 3E GMD) x Markwell Mark Elite (EX 92 4E GMD) x Rockalli Mars Emily (EX 94 4E GMD) Dorian has proven herself to be one of the best brood cows on the Holmgren farm so far. With a strong pedigree it is no surprise that she passes that along to her daughters. Holmgren Talent HannahET is a 2 times EX 92 daugher, her full sister Homgren Talent Montana also scores EX 92 and was the reserve All-MN Junior three-

Markwell Dundee Dorian-ET

year-old in 2014. Other daughters following in their mothers footsteps are Holmgren Snowman Dream (VG 87) who was reserve All-MN junior calf and has peaked her production at 123 pounds on two times per day milking. Dorian’s son Holmgren Osborndale Ivanhoe owned by David Joos Jr. has scored 94 points and daughter Holmgren Goldsun Dana (VG 86) was the second place milking yearling at the Minnesota State Fair and a part of the first place produce of dam class at the 2014 District show. In addition to all the progeny listed Dorian has three VG Shottle two year-old daughters, 2 VG Renaissance Triumphant two year-old daughters and a fancy summer calf Brokaw daughter. Markwell Dundee Dorian is a backbone to Holmgren’s strong cow family and will continue to create strong progeny for the next generation of cow families from Holmgren Holsteins

Minnesota Holstein Feature Story The full story can be found in the Minnesota Holstein News

Women in Overalls While the overall number of farms in the U.S. are declining, the number of women in charge are on the rise. Although there is no doubt women have always played an important part in farm life, their roles seem to be evolving. Since 2002 alone there has been a 30% increase in women managing farms. The women involved in the Minnesota Holstein Association are no exception to these figure. Jill Nelson, Katie Olson and Shelby Mahoney are all Minnesota Holstein members who are some of many women that can not only be found involved in their local Holstein clubs but also helping manage their family farming operation as well. These women are not only a part of the Holstein industry but also the future of it. Tell us about you and your farm operation: JN: I farm with my husband, Brian and children, Isaac, 15 and Josh, 13 on my family’s farm. We moved back to the farm in 2002 and purchased the farm from my dad, Roger and uncle, Floyd, in 2009...

KO: I am the herd manager at Olson-Lane Holsteins, my family farm owned by my parents, Jim & Beth Olson, where we milk 65 cows in a tie stall barn. We raise our 75 heifers on site, run 300 tillable acres of alfalfa and corn. 280 of those acres are on the home farm and we rent 120 acres from my grandparents, Allen & Donna Aarsvold. I presently own 20 animals. 13 registered Holsteins, 6 Jerseys under the Inspire Jerseys name and recently bought a Red and White heifer this summer... SM: I am currently working on my parent’s dairy farm in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. We have around 80 milking registered Holstein cows both Black & White and Red & White. White. Our cows are in a 65 tie stall barn and we also have some switch cows on a bedded pack. We milk twice a day with 5 automatic take off milkers. Most of the work on the farm is done by my parents and me, with some help on weekends or during busy times from our hired help. Dad mixes feed for the milk cows, feeds heifers, cleans and beds the outside animals, does maintenance work on equipment.... (full story can be found on pages 12-14 of Minnesota Holsteins News)

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Schaufine GW Atwood Bravo Bravo VG-88

IL IL Championship Championship Show Show

Boyd, Sandy Sandy && Amy Amy Schaufelberger Schaufelberger Boyd,

State Fair 4th Spring Yrlg, 1st Land of Lincoln - Schaufine Atwood March-ET 1st Sr. 2, BU - Schaufine GW Atwood Lala VG-87 4th Sr. 3 - Schaufine Sanchez Rustic-ET VG-88 4th 5 yr old - Schaufine Time Bali EX-93

5th 4 yr old - Schaufine Time Bali EX-93 2nd 5 yr old Futurity - Schaufine Million Justice EX-91

59 VG

29GP Check out Schaufine Farms on Facebook!

20 EX

BAA: 109.0 on 108 cows

July 2015 2015 Classification Classification July

618.267.2011 | schaufine@att.net | www.schaufinefarms.com

2015 IL Championship Show 2 yr old Futurity Winner | 2nd Sr. 2, 1st B&O, Best Udder Reserve Intermediate Champion | Reserve Grand Champion B&O State Show 2015 Southern Spring National 5th 2 yr old Futurity - Schaufine GW Atwood Lala VG-87 2nd Sr. 2, 1st B&O 6th Sr. 3 - Schaufine Sanchez Riley-ET EX-90

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Honeycrest Fest Kissimee-ET

(will be scored soon)

2-01 3x 169 21,530 5.0 907 3.2 590 inc. proj. 32,230 1509F 1005P +2395G +673M +82F +36P +565NM +3.4PL +2.16T Kissimee, by Kickball and from three EX dams right back to Blackstar Raven EX-95, is performing exceptionally well with fantastic components. It is Kissimee’s daughter by Montross, Kiss Me Kate, that is turning heads and commanding attention. Kiss Me Kate has a GTPI of +2608, a full pedigree and will start on a flush program at year’s end. Inquiries are appreciated. Gordon & Emily Carncross | Craig & Jen Carncross W13157 Co. Hwy. J, Lodi, WI 53555 wargoacres@gmail.com | 608-592-2560 Craig cell

Check us out at www.wargoacres.com BAA: 108.3% on 300 cows

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RHA: 384 cows 30,495 3.8 1157 3.1 930


Great Another

Show Season!

SheekNoll DURhAM

Photo©HolsteinWorld

Arrow eX-93 94 MS

4-0 306 29,090 3.8 1112F 3.0 871P

2nd Place 5-Yr-Old & HM Sr. Champion, 2015 Midwest Fall National Reserve Grand Champion, 2015 MN State 4-H Show 1st Place 4-Yr-Old & Res. Champion, 2014 Midwest Fall National Although her given name is Arrow, we call her ‘Thomas’. Thomas calved in April 2015 with her 4th calf. She’s calved every April and is due again in April 2016. 5 pregnancies, 5 units of semen. Congratulations to the Hornberg family of Winona for purchasing and having a successful show season with Thomas’ only daughter, Sheeknoll Fever Firefly. (1st Place Summer Yrlg., 2015 MN State 4-H Show)

Congratulations to Ellen for being a Runner-Up in the 2015 Princess Kay of the Milky Way Contest!

Available on the Minnesota Fall Sale Raffle:

Ariana’s Atwood Daughter SheekNoll ATwooD 2565

Born: 11/09/2014

Full sister: Sheeknoll Atwood Empress, 1st Summer Yrlg, 2014 Midwest Fall National

DAM: SheekNoll BolToN ARiANA eX-92 (at right)

3-1 365 38,550 4.5 1721F 3.3 1287P

Reserve All-American Summer Yearling, 2011 1st Place Jr. 2-Yr-Old & Res. Int. Champion, 2012 Midwest Fall National

The Sheehans • Rochester, MN • 507-289-4251 jrsheehan@hotmail.com • Connect with us on Facebook!


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Hilltop-LLC Impression 4728 EX-93 EEEEE at 4Y 2-02 3x 299 30,860 3.2 973 2.8 879 3-01 3x 296 32,930 2.9 970 2.9 941 4-01 3x 307 38,800 3.6 1393 3.1 1172 She has two daughters in the herd - a GP-83 Shottle 2-year-old and an Aftershock yearling. Impression is due in October to Gold Chip with a heifer calf. Managers: Rich, Cal & Loren Greenfield, 920-296-9289 Herdsman: Kevin Greenfield, 920-296-9292 N309 County Trk. Q, Markesan, WI 53946

RHA: 1137 cows 29,117 3.69 1061 3.25 933 November 2014 classification: 105.2% BAA - 35 EX, 294 VG, 465 GP Find us on Facebook for more cow photos & herd updates facebook.com/hilltopdairy MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2015 - 19


“All Roads Lead Thank You for attending the Dale and I would like to thank everyone who had any part in the recent successful 2015 National Holstein Convention. The committee chairmen did an outstanding job. The volunteers were a help beyond expectations. Those who attended any event were greatly appreciated. I know all have busy schedules and priorities to home and family are important. Your participation is what made the convention a huge success. Many, many positive comments were made by attendees and 2015 in Illinois made a lasting impression on Holstein breeders and industry people from across the nation and internationally. Also we send a huge thank you to all our sponsors and monetary and in kind contributors. Without you none of this would have been possible. Ron Schaufelberger & Dale Drendel Co-Chairmen 2015 National Holstein Convention

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to Illinois” National Holstein Convention!

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Primrose raised to 94!

Gildale Advent Primrose 2E-94 at 7-11 owned by Kayli, Kalista and Kaianne Hodorff - Primrose freshened with her 5th calf in May

Our September classification also yielded: B&Z Planet 7482 - now EX, milking with 4th calf at 4-08, dam is a VG Buckeye. Owned by John Zook. Over 40 NEW VG cows, including: • 2nd-Look CM 8251 (VG-87), +2027 CTPI. From a VG-87 Gabor, her Massey daughter is due in October. • 2nd Look Palermo 7952 (VG-87) from a VG-86 Damion, she’s one of 5 new VG Palermo daughters. Cows raised to VG-88 included 2nd-Look Dorcy 7658 & B&Z Planet 7815, +2142 GTPI.

11 EX ~ 145 VG ~ 426 GP ~ 223 G ~ 25 F ~ 1 P

N3832 Hwy. W, Eden, WI 53019 Office: (920) 477-6800 • mail@secondlookholsteins.com • Fax: (920) 477-2520 Doug Hodorff

Linda Hodorff

Corey Hodorff

Tammy Hodorff

(920) 979-2479 doug@secondlookholsteins.com

(920) 979-2480 linda@secondlookholsteins.com

(920) 602-6449 corey@secondlookholsteins.com

(920) 602-2944 tammy@secondlookholsteins.com

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Our Winning Ladies

LYONS-DL CASINO LUCKY EX-91

2015 Reserve All-Iowa Four Year Old 2015 Reserve Junior All-Iowa Four Year Old 2015 District 1 Junior Show ~ Reserve Grand Champion 2015 Winneshiek County Fair Open Show ~ Grand Champion

LYONS-DL CHARGER TWIZZLER-RED VG-87 2015 Reserve Junior All-Iowa Senior 3 Year Old 2015 Iowa Holstein Show ~ 5th place 2015 National R&W Convention ~ Intermediate Champion & Reserve Grand/Junior Show, Reserve Intermediate Champion/Open Show and Best Bred & Owned

LYONS-DL AIRLIFT KIA

2015 Junior All-Iowa Fall Calf 2015 District 1 Holstein Show ~ 2nd place & HM Junior Champion 2015 Winneshiek County Fair Open Show ~ Junior Champion

LYONS-DL LADD JOCLYN-RED VG-86 2015 Reserve Junior All-Iowa Senior 2 Year Old 2015 Iowa Holstein Show ~ 5th place

LYONS-DL CROWN P GEORGENE-RED

LYONS-DL ATWELL SASSY-RED

2015 District 1 Holstein Show ~ 1st place Spring Calf 2015 National R&W Convention Show ~ 1st place Spring Calf

2015 District 1 Holstein Show ~ 2nd place Winter Calf 2015 National R&W Convention Show ~ 1st place Winter Calf & HM Junior Champion

Junior All-Iowa Dairy Herd

Lyons Holsteins Doug, Lynnette, Carly and Michael 131 Military Road | Castalia, IA 52133 563.419.0275 ~ lyonsdl@acegroup.cc BAA 109.7 ~ 11 EX 29 VG 8 GP

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1959

1920

Wally Siemers & Marlene Hagenow met at the Manitowoc County Fair. They married in 1961. Marlene received the WI Outstanding Holstein Girl Award in 1961. Wally made a lot of milk from a lot of cows.

Walter Sr. (center) with brothers Bill & Ed

1932

Great-grandmother Ida Siemers who was widowed young with six children to raise, managed two farms.

Nekimi-Acres Mark Ruperta was named Grand Champion of the Wisconsin Championship Show & was Wisconsin’s Cow of the Year

1980

Sherry Siemers receives the WI Outstanding Holstein Girl Award, Elroy Borgwardt of Sunnyside, presenter.

1997

Siemers Holsteins hosted the Wisconsin Farm Progress Days

1985 1975

Siemers Holstein Farm

Hildegarde & Walter Siemers celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Walter was a visionary ahead of his time in many ways and loved agriculture.

2004

Four generations Christ Hagenow, Marlene (Hagenow) Siemers, Dan and Jordan Grandpa Christ was a good cowman who loved the purebred Holstein cow.

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2012

2008

“Team Ava” - Crystal & Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS EX-95 Star of the Breed

“Queen” Haya (left) named Junior Champion at the District 10 Show

2015

“Team Hilda” Jordan with Siemers Dunde Hilda 8669-ET EX-95 Wisconsin’s Cow of the Year

2010, 2012

Hosted 2 successful sales, the second sale averaged $11,208 on 106 full lots

2006

Crystal and Jordan with the 1st and 2nd place Spring Calf at the 2006 International Junior Holstein Show, Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS and Siemers Alisha Gold Ali-ETS

2009

Eskdale Dundee Marcia Mona Star of the Breed

Siemers Gold Glams-ET 1st at the Manitowoc County Futurity & Wisconsin Holstein Futurity

2014

Ryan-Vu Sid Molly, 1st Junior 2 Year Old, World Dairy Expo

2015

“A Monumental Achievement” All-American Junior Best 3

Siemers Destry Joy-Red-ET EX-92 94-MS, Grand Champion of All-WI R&W Show & Intermediate Champion, WI Championship Show

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EX-90 GTPI +1885

VG-86 VG-MS at 2Y GTPI +2207

2-00 3x 365 37,940 3.7 1413 3.0 1140 3-02 3x 365 28,820 4.1 1168 3.2 923

2-03 3x 143 13,260 4.6 600 3.0 400 inc. proj. 32,000 1300F 900P

Along with Essay and her full sister, Queen has a Planet 2-year-old and a Jabir yearling developing nicely. Queen is from 11 generations EX and VG dams going back to the 4E-97 GMD DOM & All-American Northcroft Ella Elevation.

Essay has three daughters in the herd: two Teachers born December 2014, one at +2369G & +3.12T and a second at +2228G; and a Mack born March 2015 with +2275G. She has 10 female pregnancies due next spring sired by Diamondback and is being flushed to Jedi. Look for Essay in the Semex tent at World Dairy Expo!

Essay’s full sister is GP-84 VG-MS and +2217G. She has a December 2014 Supersire at +2421G. This pair of full sisters are a great pair that are developing into super young cows! We are an hour from World Dairy Expo - stop in and pay us a visit! 39

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GENERATIONS OF EXCELLENTS

More than 25 head backed by 5 to 15 generations of Excellent dams will sell!

Mil-R-Mor Atwood Radiant VG 85 2Y Potential 12-gen EX Roxy sells!

Free-State Encore Fancy Gay EX-94 Her potential 11-gen EX gr-dtrs sell!

GENERATIONS OF HIGH LIFETIMES

Miss Duplex Reno EX-92

Her 15-gen EX & pot. 16-gen EX offspring sell!

More than one dozen sell with 2 of 3 nearest dams over 200,000 lbs. milk lifetime

Hedgerow Leadman Abby EX-94 302,920 LT Will-Lo-Acres Matt Pearlina EX-91 316,490 LT Mil-R-Mor Marlen Marigo EX-94 251,499 LTD All three cows are matriarchs of long-lived cow families with numerous offspring selling!

FOUNDATION COWS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

Mil-R-Mor Lauthority Marsha VG-85-2Y Sells! 2-03 2x 238d 17,546 3.8 662 2.9 514 Inc.

Roughway Wildflower Aspen EX-90 Sells! 3-02 2x 340d 25,088 4.4 1114 3.0 745

Mil-R-Mor Dempsey Lulani VG-85-2Y Sells! 2-00 2x 146d 9971 3.8 382 3.1 306 Inc.

And of course, GENERATIONS OF ROXY DESCENDANTS Over 40 Roxy family members will sell! Bob & Kaye Miller & Family 765 E. Rock Grove Rd., Orangeville, IL 61060 815.819.7282 Bob & Kaye 515.290.0453 | lorileeschultz@gmail.com

Scott Courtney 563.380.1318

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So long Sonny-Good Friend

23415 130th Ave. NE, Thief River Falls, MN 56701

our northern highlights

Congratulations to Seth on his winnings at the Midwest Fall National! Both are bred to Brokaw for next year!

Benner Stanley Cup Bubbles VG 85 2nd Sr 2yr old Midwest Fall National Junior Show Bubbles’ 3rd Dam is BRAEDALE BALER TWINE

Benner Sanchez Nakita EX 90 2nd 5 yr old Midwest Fall National Junior Show 3-04 365 27,956 5.3 1490 3.6 1005

Sherdale Farms

Dale and Sherri Rupprecht and Sons

SETH RUPPRECHT DALE AND SHERRI RUPPRECHT 18141 220TH STREET NE 18141 220th St. NE Thief River Falls, MN 56701 - (218) 681-6419 218-689-7041 218 681-6419 HOME THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN 56701 Dale (218) 684-1029 Cole (651) 303-8023 Seth (218) 689-7041 218-654-1029 DALE CELL


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33rd Annual Pioneer Classic Pioneer Dairy Club of UW-Platteville Saturday, October 24 • 11:00 a.m. • Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, WI Open House, Friday, October 23 - 6-9 p.m • Continental Breakfast Sale Day at 10:30 a.m.

KAMPS-HOLLOW ALTITUDE-ET

MS ANGELINAS SUPER AVA-ET

SIEMERS EXPLD MARGARITA-ET

EX-95 2E DOM

EX-91 EX-MS *RC

EX-92 EX-MS at 3-10

EX-90 EX-MS +2167G *RC

7-00 2x 365 39,690 4.7 1849 3.3 1310 Lifetime: 144,460 4.4 6295 3.5 5015 December 2014 Kingboy sells at +2383G +443NM +3.8PL +3.19T +2.85UDC and +2.34FLC. Her dam a VG-85 VG-MS at 2-10 Numero Uno from Altitude herself. Backed by 5 more EX dams. Steve Carpenter

2-01 2x 365 27,400 4.4 1199 3.3 897 Selling is a March 2015 Yoder - +2439 PTPI +4.3PL +2.19T. Dam is a +2219G Numero Uno then Super Ava. 3rd dam EX-90 Stormatic, then the world-reknown EX-96 3E DOM Apple-Red! Dalton Hahn

2-00 2x 365 32,150 3.3 1067 3.0 972 Springing Shotglass due in December with Crankit heifer. 2nd dam EX-94 Goldwyn with 36,950 1481F 1187P & Res. Interm. Champ at 2010 MW Spring Show, then EX-94, EX-92 GMD DOM, EX-92 and EX-94 GMD DOM dams. Golden Oaks

2-02 2x 365 29,990 4.5 1351 3.0 904 Silk’s July 2015 Olympian granddaughter sells. Dam is a +2155G Paige daughter. Behind Silk is a VG-85 2Y Bolton and VG-87 Goldwyn, the Global R&W Cow of the Year 2011, and 8 more generations VG or EX. Ed Peck

SUNNY-VALLEY A FAVOR-RED-ET

HOESLY HVEZDA KISS ME-RED

APRIL-DAY S VERDEJO *RC

BHHD LIL-GOLD-ET

EX-91 EX-MS at 3-11 2-02 2x 365 28,020 3.7 1050 3.1 876 Favor’s June 2014 Armani daughters sells. Granddam is EX-91 Redmarker with 4-09 2x 365 31,740 4.8 1520 3.2 1011, then EX-90 Rubens, VG-87 DOM, EX-92 and EX-95 GMD. Wayne DeBuhr

Jr. All-American R&W Winter Calf 2012 Nom. All-American R&W Winter Calf 2012 March 2015 Barbwire maternal sister to Kiss Me-Red sells! Dam VG-89 VG-MS Advent with 38,090 1601F 1254P. 2nd Dam VG-88 VG-MS with 27,340 1052F 870P, then EX-90, EX-93 GMD DOM and EX-90. Paige Hoesly

DES-Y-GEN PLANET SILK-ET

EX-91 EX-MS 2E DOM

EX-91 EX-MS at 4-07

6-07 3x 305 36,220 4.0 1448 2.8 1003 July 2015 Addiction-P daughter sells. Verdejo has sons in AI. Granddam VG-88 EX-MS Rubens with 3-11 2x 365 25,710 3.8 971 3.0 784. Ed Peck

March 2015 Aftershock sells. Dam is a GP-82 2Y Sid then Lil-Gold by Goldwyn. 3rd Dam EX-90 Dundee, then VG-85 Durham, EX-92 Outside and VG-86 Charles. Bred for the showring! Karlee Ketelboeter

Other Outstanding Consignments:

WEIGLAND HIGHLIGHT DUTCHES

KHW GOLDWYN AIKO-ET

EX-95 3E DOM

EX-91 2E EX-MS DOM

6-07 2x 365 65,020 3.9 2530 3.0 1919 2nd Natl. Milk & 5th Natl. Protein Just fresh Guthrie 2-year-old from GP-92 Aspen with 4-05 2x 365 32,700 4.1 1328 3.1 998. 3rd dam VG-87, then VG-88, EX-94 GMD DOM and EX-90 GMD DOM. Nobland Farms

5-07 2x 365 29,150 5.1 1500 3.8 1104 September 2014 *RC Malone from Aiko herself with embroys sold worldwide. 2nd dam Altitude, then 5 more EX dams. High Altitude Syndicate

For Catalogs or Information, contact: montgomeryt@uwplatt.edu Co-Chairs: Cassy Krull 920-253-9428 Allison Quick 262-354-2925 Dietric De Jager 920-210-6928 Joel Dieckhoff 608-214-2384 AUCTIONEER: John Hager, Waukon, IA PEDIGREES: Norm Nabholz, West Union, IA To request disability accommodations, contact Tera Montgomery, advisor, at 608.342.6027 or montgomeryt@uwplatt.edu.

• Winter calf from the Elegance family sells. A December 2014 Airlift backed by a VG-85 Dusk, GP-83 Wildman, VG-86 Freelance, EX-90 Outside, EX-93 GMD DOM Skychief then EX-96 3E GMD DOM Elegance. KRULL FARMS • Fresh Heztry 2Y from EX-92 Advent with 31,890 1200F 1029P. 2nd dam EX-91 EX-MS Durham with 34,830 1318F 1149P. GARY MCCARTHY • Fever winter yearling sells due in December to Atwood. From a VG-89 EX-MS Dundee, then EX-91 2E, EX-93 2E DOM, EX-90 and EX-92 3E DOM dams. MACKENZIE, MOLLY & MONTANA SARBACKER • Absolute winter yearling due in December to Kingboy. Dam GP-81 Eland with 25,840 977F 702P, 2nd dam EX-93 2E DOM Ito with 31,000 1280F 969P. KATHERINE LARSON • Second calf Gold Chip sells with 2-05 2x 305 18,840 4.0 751 2.8 531. Dam GP-83 Ito with 25,000 996F 704P, 2nd dam VG-87 VG-MS Canyon with 29,930. JAMES MORET • Fresh *RC 2-year-old by Rocher Ster Dancer-Red sells from EX-90 EX-MS Jordan with 25,100 799F 702P. 2nd dam VG-88 Shottle with 32,400 1128F 931P, then EX-92 Finley Senora, VG-87 Mtoto and EX-91 Rudolph from the Saturdays. STEVE HOLTE • A GP-82 2Y Gold Chip sells from 7 generations VG and EX dams from the Hillarys. Dam is VG-87 VG-MS Wildman with 28,000M, 2nd dam EX-90 Titanic with 30,410M, then EX-92, EX-91 2E GMD DOM, EX-94 3E GMD DOM Hillary, EX-94 3E GMD DOM and VG-88 GMD DOM. LEAH HENKES LANGE • March 2015 Absolute calf from VG-86 Braxton with 20,740 807F 641P. 2nd dam VG-85 Goldwyn. BEN BUSKE

Many more exciting Holstein, Jersey and Milking Shorthorn consignments. MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2015 - 29


2015 Iowa Holstein Show

Total Head Shown: 226 ~ August 14 ~ Des Moines, Iowa ~ Judge: Michael Heath

Judge Mike Heath, Jason Volker with the Grand Champion Female Farnear-TBR Popsicle-ET, Brandon Ferry with the Reserve Grand Champion Ouriver Goldwyn Blitz and Dan Hovden

Judge Mike Heath, Iowa Dairy Princess Mikayla Lien, David Lyons with the Reserve Senior Champion Crisdhome Durham Crayola-ET, Brandon Ferry with the Senior Champion Female Ouriver Goldwyn Blitz, Jason Volker and Dan Hovden Junior Heifer Calf (23) 1 - KCCK McBeth, KCCK Holsteins 2 - Le-O-La Charisma-ET, Le-O-La Holsteins 3 - Le-O-La Charm-ET, Le-O-La Holsteins 4 - Stempfle Doorman Rumchata, Stempfle Holsteins 5 - Gibbs AA Landmine, Gibbs Holsteins 6 - Biercrest Chelios Tanysha, Biercrest Holsteins 7 - Edgebrook Absolute Perfection-Red, Sawyer Farms 8 - Gibbs Brokaw Starling, Gibbs Holsteins 9 - Banowetz Aftershock Pleasure, Shawn & Levi Banowetz 10 - Royal-Review Exstacy, RoyalReview Holsteins Intermediate Heifer Calf (28) 1 - Edgebrook Windhammer Clarissa, Edgebrook Jerseys 2 - Golden-Oaks KB Lockette-ET, Le-OLa Holsteins 3 - KishHolm Shock Em Cowgirl, KishHolm Holsteins 4 - Stempfle Doorman Funkymonkey, Stempfle Holsteins 30 - Midwest Holsteins, Fall 2015

5 - Schulte-Bros Hydn Ramona-ET, Schulte Bros 6 - Butz-Hill Brokaw Sid-ET, John Butz 7 - Cloverhillfm Alx Vadonna-ET, CloverHill Farms 8 - Henkeseen Daine MC Diamond, Henkeseen Holsteins 9 - Lyons-DL Crown Georgene-Red-PO, Lyons Holsteins 10 - Stempfle GW Atwood Harmony, Stempfle Holsteins Senior Heifer Calf (32) 1 - Wildrose G Dreams Chanelle, Stempfle Holsteins 2 - Le-O-La Atwood Leanne-ET, Le-O-La Holsteins 3 - DL-Lyonsview Candy-Red, Lyonsview Dairy Farm 4 - Le-O-La McCutchen Carisa-ET, LeO-La Holsteins 5 - Henkeseen Eq Whiskey Sour, Henkeseen Holsteins 6 - Arthuracres Wdbrook Adeen-ET, E-Rock Dairy 7 - Lyons-DL Airlift Kia, Lyons Holsteins 8 - RJR Attic 4203, Reuter Dairy 9 - Jacobs Atwood Cassil-ET, Farnear Holsteins

Grand Champion & Intermediate Champion Female & Best Udder of the Show: Farnear-TBR Popsicle-ET, Volker-Hovden Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion & Senior Champion Female: Ouriver Goldwyn Blitz, Volker-Hovden Holsteins Reserve Senior Champion Female: Crisdhome Durham Crayola-ET, Volker-Hovden Holsteins Reserve Intermediate Champion Female: E&M Acres Goldchip 450, Volker-Hovden Holsteins Top Bred & Owned: Courtlane Colton Lisa, Courtlane Holsteins Junior Champion Female: KCCK McBeth, KCCK Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion Female: Le-O-La Charisma-ET, Le-O-La Holsteins Premier Breeder: (Tie) Farnear Holsteins & Moondale Farm Premier Exhibitor: Volker-Hovden Holsteins 10 - Stempfle Atwood Glam It Up, Stempfle Holsteins Summer Yearling Heifer (18) 1 - Miss Farnear Sage-ET, Farnear Farms 2 - Butz-Hill Sierra 57889-ET, John Butz 3 - Gibbs Contender Atlee-Red, Gibbs Holsteins 4 - Korian Damion Honey, Korian Holsteins 5 - Cloverhillfm ABS Aurange-ET, Clover-Hill Farms 6 - EK-CHF Windbrook Actavia-ET, Clover-Hill Farms 7 - Cost RR T-Sol-Red, Cost Farms 8 - Arthurcreek Gold Chip Chili, Nathan Arthur 9 - Lyons-DL Grapejuice-Red, Lyons Holsteins 10 - Ranjall Atwood Cadence, Shawn & Levi Banowetz Junior Yearling Heifer (18) 1 - Hahncrest Atw Danica-ET, Le-O-La Holsteins 2 - Stempfle Gold Chip Jasmine, Stempfle Holsteins 3 - Korian Atwood Brenna-ET, Korian Holsteins 4 - Overmann Laddp Peanuts-Red, Tony Overmann 5 - RJR Sid 3983, Reuter Dairy 6 - Quality-Ridge Atwood Heidi, Quality-Ridge Holsteins 7 - Cost Airlift Paisley, Cost Farms 8 - Banowetz Lauthority Frozen, Shawn & Levi Banowetz 9 - Tower Ridge Defiant Mary, Tower Ridge Farms 10 - Rollingriver Silver-Red, Hawkeye Holsteins Winter Yearling Heifer (10) 1 - Korian Dempsey Blaze, Korian Holsteins 2 - Gibbs BN Dillon-ET, Gibbs Holsteins 3 - Stempfle Goldwyn Gabby-ET, Stempfle Holsteins 4 - Farnear Abbies Annetta-ET, Farnear Holsteins

5 - Arthuracres Maxmus Angel, Arthuracres 6 - Cloverhillfm Andromeda-ET, CloverHill Farms 7 - Jo-Ed Braxton Tease, Jo-Ed Holsteins 8 - Hanson Hilltop Sanchez Catie, Hanson Hilltop Farms 9 - Kris-Del Airlift Jazz, Kris-Del Farms 10 - Red-E-J Bradell 188-TW, Drew Martins Senior Yearling Heifer (14) 1 - Quality-Ridge Air Misty-ET, Quality Ridge Holsteins 2 - Stempfle Chelios Ginger, Stempfle Holseins 3 - Farnear Abbie Autmn-ETS, Farnear Holsteins 4 - RJR Doorman 3728-ET, Reuter Dairy 5 - Henkeseen White Zinfandel, Henkeseen Holsteins 6 - Eagle-View Attic Gr-Gr-D, EagleView Dairy 7 - Welsh-Edge Sanchez Atain-ET, Lyonsview Dairy Farm 8 - Hawkeye Atwood Dani, Hawkeye Holsteins 9 - Moondale S Pandora, Moondale Farm 10 - Huhe Dundee Spritz, H&H Farms Junior Best Three Females (13) 1 - Le-O-La Holsteins 2 - Stempfle Holsteins 3 - Korian Holsteins 4 - Henkeseen Holsteins 5 - Gibbs Holsteins 6 - Lyons Holsteins 7 - Farnear Holsteins 8 - Quality Ridge Holsteins 9 - Arthuracres Holsteins 10 - Reuter Dairy Junior Two-Year-Old Cow (10) 1 - Lindale Sid Ellen(BU), Volker-Hovden Holsteins 2 - Ms Farnear-TBR Aria Adler-ET, Farnear Holsteins 3 - Banberg Braxton Saltine (B&O), Shawn & Levi Banowetz


4 - Ms Brasilias Barbara-ET, Regancrest 5 - Morsan Atwood Caramel, VolkerHovden Holsteins 6 - Gibbs Ag Freestyle, Gibbs Holsteins 7 - Hawkeye Colt-P Erin-Red, Hawkeye Holsteins 8 - Nu-Wave Z-Breeze Brax Envy, Z-Breeze Holsteins 9 - Jo-Ed Dalen Trix, Jo-Ed Holsteins 10 - Cost Palermo Vollie, Cost Farms Senior Two-Year-Old Cow (18) 1 - KishHolm Clea-ET (BU & B&O), KishHolm Holsteins 2 - Arolene Goldwyn Divine, VolkerHovden Holsteins 3 - Jeanlu Goldwyn Gracie, John Butz 4 - J-Volker Sid 911-ET, Volker-Hovden Holsteins 5 - Lyons-DL Ladd Joclyn-Red, Lyons Holsteins 6 - Cost Atwood Manhattan-ET, Cost Farms 7 - Kris-Del Alexander J-Lo, Kris-Del Farms 8 - Regancrest Braxton Amana-ET, Regancrest 9 - Moondale WH Carline, Moondale Farm 10 - HH-S Chasmer Qupid, Hamlett-Hill Holsteins Junior Three-Year-Old Cow (13) 1 - E&M Acres Goldchip 450, VolkerHovden Holsteins 2 - Regancrest Atwood Barby-ET (BU & B&O), Regancrest 3 - Moondale Sanchez Stacy, Moondale Farm 4 - Farnear Uno Bridge Brie-ET, Farnear Holsteins 5 - Henkeseen Domain Dreamy, Henkeseen Holsteins 6 - Regancrest S At Broadway-ET, Regancrest 7 - Scottmore GC Maritime-ET, Velkommen Valley Farm 8 - Sul-Mar Jordan Reno, Sul-Mar Holsteins 9 - Jo-Ed Tammy RC-ET, Jo-Ed Holsteins 10 - Moneek Sailing Mazy, Moneek View Farm

Senior Three-Year-Old (9) 1 - Farnear-TBR Popsicle-ET (BU), Volker-Hovden Holsteins 2 - Hillpoint Aliza-Red-ET, Lee-Ann’s Holsteins 3 - Sacquitne Alxder Alex Anisa, VolkerHovden Holsteins 4 - Moondale Fever Piper (B&O), Moondale Farm 5 - Lyons-DL Chger Twizzler-Red, Lyons Holsteins 6 - Regancrest Explode China-ET, Regancrest 7 - Biercrest Morey Delilah, Biercrest Holsteins 8 - Hamlett-Hill Bea-Ann-ET, KCCK Holsteins 9 - Budjon-JK Atlantic Emmalee, IrishLand Farms Four-Year-Old Cow (14) 1 - Crisdhome Durham Crayola-ET (BU), Volker-Hovden Holsteins 2 - Lyons-DL Casino Lucky (B&O), Lyons Holsteins 3 - KishHolm Collette, KishHolm Holsteins 4 - Miss Sanchez Lilly, Le-O-La Holsteins 5 - Willows-Edge At Caramel, Velkommen Valley Farm 6 - Morningview Frank Miracle, Courtlane Holsteins 7 - Regancrest Atwood Donlee, Regancrest 8 - Henkeseen S Heartbreaker, Henkeseen Holsteins 9 - KRF Aurora Sugarland, BJs Ayrshires 10 - Ms Irish-Land Grace, Irish-Land Farms Five-Year-Old Cow (10) 1 - Courtlane Colton Lisa (BU & B&O), Courtlane Holsteins 2 - Regancrest Rosebush, Regancrest 3 - Henkeseen San Dawnette, Henkeseen Holsteins 4 - Moondale Damion Taphee-ET, Moondale Farm 5 - Moondale Espen, Moondale Farm 6 - Farnear-TBR Atwood Babes-ET, Farnear Holsteins

7 - Miss Arizona-ET, Hawkeye Holsteins 8 - New-Star Adv Harmony-Red-ET, H&H Farms 9 - Nor-Way-Pete Sanchez Stacy, Volker-Hovden Holsteins 10 - Madren Baltimor Milady, Larry Madren Aged Cow (9) 1 - Ouriver Goldwyn Blitz, Volker-Hovden Holsteins 2 - Le-O-La Talent Libby (BU & B&O), Le-O-La Holsteins 3 - Moondale Trudy, Korian Holsteins 4 - Miss Damion Microsoft, Regancrest 5 - Miss Glen Magnum, Korian Holsteins 6 - Regancrest-BH Glimmer-ET, Regancrest 7 - Moondale Goldwyn Paddy-ET, Moondale Farm 8 - New-Star Adv Hillary-Red-ET, H&H Farms 9 - Sul-Mar Pronto Trixie, Sul-Mar Holsteins

Best Three Females (8) 1 - Regancrest 2 - Farnear Holsteins 3 - Moondale Farm 4 - Regancrest 5 - Henkeseen Holsteins 6 - Lyons Holsteins 7 - Le-O-La Holsteins 8 - Cost Farms Produce of Dam (4) 1 - Regancrest 2 - Scottmore Holsteins 3 - Henkeseen Holsteins 4 - Le-O-La Holsteins Daughter-Dam (3) 1 - Henkeseen Holsteins 2 - Le-O-La Holsteins 3 - P&A Ayrshires

Carter, Cole and Kaleb Kruse, Jen Wakeley with the Junior Champion KCCK McBeth, Regan Demmer with the Reserve Junior Champion Le-O-La Charisma-ET and Judge Mike Heath

Reuter Dairy receiving the Iowa Holstein Show Herdsmanship Award from Larry and Jane Madren sponsored by Madren Holsteins.

Judge Mike Heath, Jason Volker with the Reserve Intermediate Champion E&M Acres Goldchip 450, Dan Reuter with Intermediate Champion Farnear-TBR Popsicle-ET and Dan Hovden

Brooke and Blake Courtney with the Top Bred and Owned of the Show Courtlane Colton Lisa. Midwest Holsteins, Fall 2015 - 31


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Princess © Lea McCullough Petunia© Kathy DeBruin

Your Golden Opportunity!

2nd Dam: R-Vision Dundee Princess EX-91-2E

R-Vision Hero Petunia VG-87-2Y 2-06 137 13,238 4.2 552 3.0 394 inc.

4-08 365 38,920 4.3 1688 3.3 1297

R-Vision Holsteins

SELLING oct 24th Petunia's April 2015 Gold Chip Daughter

Mark, Melissa, Emily, Brock & Justin Irwin 10946 Grange Hall Rd., Belvidere, IL 61008 Phone: (815) 701-8090 Email: mmirwins@yahoo.com

Falling for Foundation Cows

RJR Aftershock Destiny EX-90 EX-92-MS 2015 Northwest IL District Show Results: 2nd 4-Yr-Old & Best Udder, Res. Sr. & Res. Grand Daughters by Windbrook & O'Kaliber Bred back to Meridian Will be doing IVF to Diamondback & Doorman

Karen Steffes  Dennis, Jane & Darcy Steffes

Steffes Fever Joy VG-87

2015 Northwest IL District Show Results: 1st Sr. 3, 1st B&O, Best Udder Sr. 3-Year-Old Intermediate & Grand Champion B&O Due in March to Shottle Will be on an IVF flush program

Watch for Classification Updates in December!

5127 E. Bethel Road  Elizabeth, Illinois 61028  Phone: 815-541-4483  www.steffesregisteredholsteins.com MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2015 - 35


Minnesota Holstein History mindless ramblings down an endless cow lane. by John Busacker

“My favorite bull”

“A good day to buy cows”

There have been many great sires in the last 40 years, Durham and Storm would be right at the top of my list, but the greatest bull to come along is Round Oak Rag Apple Elevation in my opinion. I will not bore anyone with numbers and proofs, if anyone is interested they can look them up. Elevation is the greatest sire I have ever seen come for one reason. He had the ability to work on anything. It did not matter what a cows breeding, records or classification was. You had just as good a chance of getting a great daughter from a 68pt cow as you did an 86pt cow. There were offspring in Minnesota that you might remember.

Henry Bartel Seniors Beau Vache herd was dispersed Sept 9, 1968. It is the only time in history a 96, 94, 93 pt cow were sold in Minnesota at public auction. The queen of the herd and star of the sale was Texal Beau Babe who was scored EX 94 at the time and later scored EX 96. She was All-American three year-old in 1965 and a major favorite at a number of Minnesota shows for years to come. Her daughter sold for $16,000 in the 1974 Golden Gopher Classic. Henry’s brother Harvey Bartel purchased her. Beau Robanon Lois was EX 92 at the sale and later scored EX 94-4E. Lois was seven times All-Minnesota or reserve All-Minnesota. She was Grand Champion at the 1972 state HolMarti’s bred Olmar Elevation Bess EX 92 All-Min- stein show, had an EX 92 astronaut daughter and nesota as a calf and 2 year old and Olmar Elevation a triple threat daughter that topped the Golden Gopher Classic at $38,000. She was purchased by Dazzling Star EX 94, if she had only been a little bigger she could have room anywhere. Deer Brook Olsondale Farms, Virgil Olson and sons. Beau Gilmore Ray Apple EX 93 was bred by Agrimson’s Patsy O-Day was scored EX 92 and later scored EX and later sold to an investor herd. Bill Eustice bred 93-3E She had a great grad daughter Walnut Lake a sire that was All-Minnesota and Honorable men- Topper Rhonda who topped the Walnut Lake Sale at $5,700 on April, 25 1977. She was purchased by tion All-American in 1981. Howard and Marion George Lorenz. Heins bred several excellent Elevation daughters and Esmur-Downs Elevation Bell EX-95. The allHow did the three cows sell at the Beau Vache American aged bull in 1979. Herd dispersal? Babe brought $3,700, Lois $2,400 and Patsy $1,800. A 96, 94, and 93 point cow all for just over $8000. Not a bad day to buy a cow.

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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 ____________________________ Email: ________________________________________

Fee Schedule: Payment of $35 per animal due on or before December 31, 2015; Late entries will be accepted from January 1-April 30, 2016 for $50 per animal and from May 1-August 15, 2016 for $100 per animal. Full entry fees must accompany entry form or sent within the appropriate time noted above.

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

2018 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, 2014 through August 31, 2015 is eligible for the 2018 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity. FEES: Entries, along with $35 per animal, must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2015. Late entries will be accepted until April 30, 2016 for $50 per animal and late fee of $100 per animal will be accepted until August 15, 2016. 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

2018 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity

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29th Annual WHA Futurity Eleven three-year-old Holstein cows paraded around the coliseum at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin on Saturday, August 15 to compete for the title of first place in the 29th Annual Wisconsin Holstein Futurity. John Erbsen of Lanark, Illinois served as the official judge. The Wisconsin Holstein Futurity is a non-traditional cattle show, where the exhibitors enter their animals three years prior to the show in hopes of raising a high-quality show cow. It is a prestigious show where only the best in Registered Holsteins compete. Topping the class was Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET, owned by Grady and Lane Wendorf and Dawson and Kylie Nickels of Ixonia and shown by Ryan Krohlow. They received a $1,500 check from Badgerland Financial, a major sponsor of the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity. Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET was also named the Best Udder of the show sponsored by East Central Select Sires and was the top fat and protein production winner sponsored by Rural Mutual Insurance Agent, Brian Greenman. In second place was Oeh-My Atwood Enso, owned by Chase and Willow Oehmichen of Abbotsford and shown by Chad Ryan. She took home a check for $750 presented by International Protein Sires. Enso was also named the top milk production winner sponsored by Rural Mutual Insurance Agent, Brian Greenman. Miss Summer Song-ET, owned by Dawson and Kylie Nickels of Watertown and shown by Dawson Nickels placed third. Agropur presented a check for $500 to the Nickels siblings. Miss Summer Song-ET was also the first place Junior and received an award sponsored by Angela Davis-Brown of Ma-Brown Holsteins and Jerseys and $50 sponsored by the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association. Even though the cows are the stars of the show, the WHA Futurity is a time for our exhibitors to exchange their blue jeans and boots for ball gowns and tuxedos. All the exhibitors dressed to impress, but only three best-dressed individuals were named. Each best-dressed individual received a trophy with a photo frame and a cash award. Best Dressed Junior was awarded to Nicole Wright and sponsored by Frisle-Vu Holsteins. Joel Kietzman was awarded the Best Dressed Adult Male sponsored by Indianhead Holsteins. Scenic-Edge Holsteins was the sponsor for the Best Dressed Adult Female and this award went to Christa Wendorf. Courtney Booth and Kristin Olson served as Mistresses of Ceremonies for the evening where they helped to introduce the exhibitors and dignitaries. In attendance were Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculuture, Ben Brancel; Alice in Dairyland, Teyanna Loether; Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs, Deanna Schlies; WHA Princess, Sierra Lurvey; WHA Princess Attendant, Cierra Ehrke-Essock; National Red and White Queen, Carley Krull; Wisconsin RWDCA Princess, Savannah Micke; Green and Dane County Dairy Royalty, and National Anthem singers, Bryce Krull and Molly Sarbacker. 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. 38 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2015

1st Place - front, left to right: Lane and Grady Wendorf; back Candace Sarbacker for Badgerland Financial, Kylie Nickels, Niles and Carolyn Wendorf, Ryan Krohlow holding Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET, Troy and Sarah Wendorf, Dawson Nickels, WHA Princess Sierra Lurvey and WHA Princess Attendant Cierra Ehrke-Essock

2nd Place - seated, left to right: Alice in Dairyland Teyanna Loether and Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs Deanna Schlies; back - WHA Princess Sierra Lurvey, JT Pfaff for International Protein Sires, Chad Ryan on the halter of Oeh-My Atwood Enso, Chase and Willow Oehmichen, Secretary of Agriculture Ben Brancel and WHA Princess Attendant Cierra Ehrke-Essock

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 animals and the products they produce. The WHA Futurity was initiated and held at the Wisconsin State Fair to inform people that are not from an agriculture background about the Registered Holstein and the dairy industry.


2015 Futurity Final Placings 1st Place - Sponsored by Badgerland Financial - $1,500 Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET Sire: Scientific Destry-ET Owner: Grady & Lane Wendorf and Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Ixonia Exhibitor: Ryan Krohlow Total Purse: $729.76 Best Udder of Show sponsored by East Central Select Sires Top Fat & Protein Production sponsored by Brian Greenman, Rural Mutual Insurance Agent 2nd Place - Sponsored by International Protein Sires - $750 Oeh-My Atwood Enso Sire: Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET Owner: Chase and Willow Oehmichen, Abbotsford Exhibitor: Chad Ryan Total Purse: $611.13 Top Milk Production sponsored by Brian Greenman, Rural Mutual Insurance Agent 3rd Place - Sponsored by Agropur - $500 Miss Summer Song-ET Sire: Gillette Windbrook Owner: Dawson & Kylie Nickels, Watertown Exhibitor: Dawson Nickels Total Purse: $492.50 1st Junior sponsored by Ma-Brown Holsteins & Jerseys and WI Junior Holstein Association 4th Place - Miss Atwood Darcy Total Purse: $452.95 Sire: Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET Owner & Exhibitor: Joel Kietzman, Waunakee Best Dressed Male sponsored by Indianhead Holsteins 5th Place - Mar-Linda-K Damion Harmony Total Purse: $373.87 Sire: Erbacres Damion Owner & Exhibitor: Nicole Wright, Watertown Best Dressed Junior sponsored by Frisle-Vu Holsteins Best Bred & Owned sponsored by Lirr Farms

3rd Place - seated, left to right: Fairest of the Fairs Deanna Schlies and WHA Princess Sierra Lurvey; back - WHA Princess Attendant Cierra Ehrke-Essock, David Hitner for Agropur, Kylie Nickels, Dawson Nickels holding Miss Summer Song-ET, Secretary of Agriculture Brancel, Alice in Dairyland Teyanna Loether and Judge John Erbsen.

6th Place - Miss Guthrie Lacey Total Purse: $215.69 Sire: Fustead Goldwyn Guthrie-ET Owner: Chase & Willow Oehmichen, Abbotsford Exhibitor: Krista Luedtke $100 added prize money sponsored by International Protein Sires 7th Place - Bleck Brady Hvezda Jingles Total Purse: $215.69 Sire: Orbe-View S Strm Hvezda-ET Owner: Brady Bleck, Glenbeulah Exhibitor: Elise Bleck $100 added prize money sponsored by International Protein Sires Total Purse: $215.69 8th Place - Jamsar Atwood Petunia-ET Sire: Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET Owner: James & Sarah Neuser, Reedsville Exhibitor: James Neuser $100 added prize money sponsored by International Protein Sires

Best Dressed Female: Christa Wendorf

Best Dressed Male: Joel Kietzman

Total Purse: $215.69 9th Place - Crescentmead Drmfx Cherish Sire: Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET Owner & Exhibitor: Kylie Nickels, Watertown $100 added prize money sponsored by International Protein Sires Total Purse: $215.69 10th Place - Miss Summer Serenade-ET Sire: Gillette Windbrook Owner: Summer Breeze Syndicate, Ixonia Exhibitor: Christa Wendorf Best Dressed Female sponsored by Scenic-Edge Holsteins $100 added prize money sponsored by International Protein Sires Total Purse: $215.69 11th Place - Jimdandy BW Glimmer-Red Sire: Hylite Barbwire-Red-ET Owner: McKenna & Coltin Coffeen, DePere Exhibitor: McKenna Coffeen Best Junior Bred & Owned sponsored by Lirr Farms $100 added prize money sponsored by International Protein Sires

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MARATHON COUNTY HOLSTEIN BREEDERS

IBER ACRES LLC E R H C S Custom Calf & Heifer Raising

Galen & Marlene

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

GRANDEUR HOLSTEINS BLIVEN FAMILY R865 Mount View Lane Athens, WI 54411 Phone: 715-257-7255 e-mail: jbliven@semexusa.com

Gary’s Dairy Good-Time registered Holsteins

2193 Wuerztburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 715-223-4534 Cell: 715-680-0437 schreiberacres@gmail.com

Bart, Brittany & Bailey 2213 Wuerztburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 Cell: 715-613-9172

Dream Team Holsteins Our new 11th generation Excellent! Dream Team Fever Dixie EX-90 Don, Jenna, Malayna & Kendra Fahey 11360 Rainbow Dr., Merrill, WI 54452 715-537-0820 jennafahey23@gmail.com

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

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

Visitors welcome by appointment

Classification Highlights Castleholm Rae-Love-Red 14th generation Excellent Advent now EX-92 2E at 6-03!

Matt-Dari Brokaw Vinnie Exciting young cow now VG-87 at 2-07 with VG-89MS

Rob-Cri Roy Whistle EX-92 3E Whistle has an Atwood heifer calf born 8-25-15 she’s for sale!

CRESTWOOD

Loren & Anita Birkey Wausau, WI • 715-573-7655 40 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2015

DAL-SKI HOLSTEINS David & Paulette Lemanski Devin, Alex & Danielle 715-352-3382 dpadski@gmail.com 3475 Cardinal Lane, Marathon, WI 54448 Visitors Welcome


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MARATHON COUNTY HOLSTEIN BREEDERS

Ded-Dit Holsteins

MAR-BY HOLSTEINS

Deddit Atwood Bazinga VG-86 VG-MS granddaughter of Briccows Talent Bewitched EX-90 and 7 more gen. EX. Cows are housed at Fustead Holsteins.

Doug Dittmar 6006 - 3 Birch Street, Schofield, WI 54476

715-571-0843

Har-Dale-Acres Rob Clair-ET VG-85

She has 5 daughters by Predestine, 4 have been genomic tested. Chance - +2332G Casey - +2239G Cane - +2196G Classy - +2385G Clair, Chance & Classy are all contracted to Accelerated Genetics.

Fred, Lynne & Matt Harder

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

Mark Bychinski

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

Moo-dy Acres Mike, Barb, Madison & Abigail Borchardt W4370 Wien Drive, Edgar, WI 54426 715-352-2448

Call Milkyhill Cattle Sales for rates.

Will be done professionally. Contact ED mielke 715-574-2931

Dan and Michelle Mielke

F2171 Huckleberry Rd, Colby, WI 54421 715-223-4371 Cell: 715-255-2356 email: mielke@pcpros.net

A Grass-Based dairy farm with Strong Cow Families

On-Q Jackman Sun-ET +2472 GTPI +632NM +5.2PL (12/14) The forecast is for a lot of “Sun” this Summer! She is flushing well and due to calve with a Delta heifer in September. ET heifers and bulls out of Yoder, Monterey, Main Event, Demaris, Silver and Pat-Red coming in summer and fall. Dam: Ms Brandys Bella-ET VG-85 VG-MS +2210 GTPI by Armitage 2-02 232 25,425 3.9 1003 3.1 777 inc. Granddam: Ms Apple Brandy-ET VG-88 EX-MS 3-01 2x 365 24,950 5.0 1240 3.8 951

3rd Dam: KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-96 2E DOM

Sam & Jenn Zimmermann Mason, Adelle, Neah & Garrison E2259 County Rd. Q, Ringle, WI 54471 Cell: 715-218-8619

Congratulations to Korbyn on a fantastic year of showing at the Wisconsin Valley Fair and Athens Fair! Triplek-c Guthrie Vanessa took home numerous first blues and first showmanship. So proud of them both!

Keith & Cassi Bauman Korbyn, Karsyn & Chase W615 Cty. Hwy. N, Edgar, WI 54426 715-615-3552 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2015 - 41


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MARATHON COUNTY HOLSTEIN BREEDERS

Langs-Twin-B Daddy 4976-ET GP-82 at 2-03

FARMS “Striving for that fine line of genetic excellence”

New EX from our July Classification North-Log Advent Frosty EX-90 5-09 365 37,220 3.6 1336 2.7 1175

9570 State Hwy. 153, Wittenberg, WI 54499 Telephone (715) 454-6217 Fax (715)-454-6775 Carl & June Norrbom

Paul & Kim Norrbom Katelyn, Paige & Emily

GTPI +2372 PTA +1485M +19F +40P +537NM +6.7PL +1.97T +1.52UDC +.79FLC 8/15 Sire: Ronelee SSI O Daddy-ET Dam: Langs-Twin-B Adora-ET VG-86 by Bookem 2nd Dam: Langs-Twin-B C-S Ashlyn-ET EX-90 GMD DOM 3rd Dam: Ralma Finley C-F Chuckle-ET EX-90 4th Dam: Ralma Christmas Fudge-ET VG-88 GMD DOM 5th Dam: Ralma Juror Faith EX-91 GMD DOM

4976’s four daughters by Monterey -

Langs-Twin-B Mont 5165 Langs-Twin-B Mont 5164 Langs-Twin-B Mont 5140 Langs-Twin-B Mont 5139

+2622 GTPI +2621 GTPI +2609 GTPI +2609 GTPI

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

Best Young Cows at Nor-Way-Pete Owned by: Thomas & Florine Bunkelman Brooke, Brent & Brodie

We really like our Heros, Gold Chips, Bradnicks and Sids. Ultra fancy 2-year-olds with exceptional udders. Classification will be fun for a long time as we have many more daughters of all four bulls to still calve. They are following the footsteps of Atwood and Sanchez, two of the best bulls we have ever used. Question: Why do the high GPTAT young sires seem to maintain their high ranking for type when proven, while we see much more fluctuation in NM and health traits? The classifier only looks at the young sire daughters for about two minutes. I’m sure there is a good reason.

Tomkins Hztry Sizln Sunshine

NOR-WAY-PETE FARMS, INC.

We are looking forward to the new year and the upcoming show season!

RHA: 3x 257 cows 29,579 3.9 1150 3.0 879

F4680 Walnut Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 Ph.: 715-581-6460 E-mail: tomkinsfarm@yahoo.com

Visitors Always Welcome!

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1751 Cherry Drive, Eland, WI 54427 Chad & Andy Peterson, owners 715-302-0482


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MARATHON COUNTY HOLSTEIN BREEDERS

Flushing Soon! Ms Mega Arm 9255-ET

an Apple granddaughter, Megasire x Uno

GTPI +2545 +383M +63F +39P +4.9PL 2.83SCS +3.4DPR +2.12T +1.58UDC +1.77FLC Her dam is Ms Apples Uno Armana-ET *RC, VG-88 88-MS at 2Y! She was purchased in the Apple Mania Sale and we also won with her consignment O’Kalif-Red x Apple due December 26! Combining O’Kalibra EX-97 with Apple EX-96. John & Tineke Boschma H4370 Townline Rd., Colby, WI 54421 PH: 715-223-0534 Fax: 715-223-1114 E-Mail: bossideholsteins@hotmail.com RHA: 46 cows 25,956 1034F 806P BAA: 107.8%

Fustead Mogul Lilac-ET VG-87 VG-MS 2-02 2x 365 30,365 4.9 1483 3.3 1004 +2529 GTPI +87F +47P +1190M

Watch for Lilac’s son...

Fustead Tango Lylas

by Tango at Select Sires +2652 GTPI +1788M +92F +49P +2.53T +2.11UDC +2.36FLC

FUSTEAD HOLSTEINS Tyler, Shannon, Sarah & Tanner Brian & Wendy Fust Adam & Jennifer, Aiden, Wausau, WI Bailey & Connor 715-842-5868/Ph; 715-848-0465/Fax

Sam-Way Dairy

L-L-M-Dairy SS Peru-ET VG-85 VG-86MS GTPI +2467 +51P +81F 2-00 252 21,322 4.5 950 3.2 689 inc. ~ pregnancies by Rubicon, Delta, Profit, Hangtime & Fer

Samway Airlift Drifter VG-85 at 2-02 Congratulations to Justin for all the success he had this summer showing Drifter’s stylish daughter, Samway Durango Dream.

Sam-Way Dairy Wayne, Samantha & Justin Giese

F1761 Huckleberry Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 715-352-2972 home | 715-965-7147 cell samwaydairy@yahoo.com

Dam: L-L-M Dairy Jetstream Procky VG-87 Peru is on the Top 100 GTPI Cow List in August. We are currently flushing her daughters which are up to +2600 GTPI. Her daughter and full sister topped the first two Quest for Success sales. Leon & Lyle Matthiae E916 Hwy. Q Ringle, WI 54471 715-297-8485 Leon 715-297-8483 Lyle www.llmdairy.com Visitors always welcome MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2015 - 43


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MARATHON COUNTY HOLSTEIN BREEDERS

Selling Cheese Curds with Pride The Marathon County Holstein Breeders manage a cheese curd stand at several events during the year. The cheese curd stand was started in 1988 when the board was looking for a way to make a little extra money. The group first started to sell at The Athens Fair using cheese curds from Bledsoe’s Cheese of Marathon. In 1996 they sold curds at the Wisconsin Farm Progress Days at Ross Farm in Marathon. In 1998 they expanded to sell at The Edgar Steam Engine Show and from 2004 to 2006 sold at The Marathon Tractor Pull held on Father’s Day. Deep fried pickles were added to the menu in 2002 and, on average, sell 225 pounds of pickles. Cheese curds sales average 12001300 pounds each year. Workers in the stand receive a $10 Fleet gift card for each shift they work. When they first started the stand, Don and Linda Christiansen, Eddie Mielke, and Dan and Michelle Mielke helped to organize the helper schedule. For the first five years the stand was rented from the Wittenberg Lions Club and the group got the ingredients through them as well. In 1993, the Holstein Breeders built their own stand with the help of Dan Mielke and started to get the ingredients though Village Spirits Restaurant. The floor of the stand was fixed in 2008 and the frame rebuilt in 2015. Proceeds from the cheese curd stand helps pay for scholarships, the Awards Banquet, trophies for first place winners at the Wisconsin Valley Fair for both the black and white and red and white Holstein shows. Association funds pay a portion of the county ads put in the Wisconsin Holstein News and helps sponsor the county overnight spring trip to visit other farms. The group also helped the Athens Fair to build a cover over the show ring, paid for one of the judges at the Wisconsin Valley Fair until 2011, and helps sponsor the Little Britches show at the Wisconsin Valley Fair and the Athens Fair. With the success the Marathon County Holstein Breeders have had with the cheese curd stand, they Long lines at this year’s cheese curd stand would encourage other associations to try such a at the Athens Fair fundraiser.

Marathon County Holstein Breeders 2014 Bus Trip group

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Homebred Show Results Medusa

© Cybil Fisher

Irwindale Braxton VG-88-2Y Braxton x EX-90-3Y Atwood x VG-88 Jasper x EX-95-4E 2x All-Canadian Leduc Macy Next 4 Dams: EX-90-2E, EX-93-3E, VG-87, EX-90 2015 Illinois Championship Show Grand Champion B&O Junior Show 1st Junior, 6th Open Sr. 2-Year-Old 3rd Illinois Holstein 2-Year-Old Futurity 2015 Illinois State Fair Grand Champion B&O & Res. Grand Junior Show 1st Sr. 2-Year-Old Junior Show

© Sarah Damrow

Ricki

Irwindale Lauthority EX-90-3Y 2-05 341d 25,630m 3.9% 1002f Lauthority x EX-91 Affirmed x VG-88 Roy x VG-88 Durham 2015 Illinois Championship Show 4th, 1st B&O Sr. 3-Year-Old 2015 Illinois State Fair 3rd, 1st B&O Sr. 3-Year-Old In an age when so many show animals have been purchased, we are extremely proud of these two homebred beauties. Medusa goes back 7 generations to a Walkway Chief Mark that was bought 25 years ago as a calf. Ricki is the 11th generation homebred, spanning 32 years of Irwindale breeding. Not bad, considering that we only have a 30 cow herd.

Irwindale Holsteins 2274 1800th St.  Beason, IL 62512  John 217.447.3337  Steve 217.871.7738 RHA 27,467M 997F BAA: 110.3% 11 Time PBR Herd

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Sierra’s Holstein Scoop Hello fellow Holstein fans! With the start of school and change in weather, the beginning of fall is upon us. This means sweaters, harvesting crops, and World Dairy Expo. The onset of fall is a bittersweet time, as the showing season is coming to a close for the year. This summer I made many wonderful memories as Princess Attendant Cierra Ehrke-Essock and I traveled across the state to different shows, schools, and Holstein events. One of my favorite events was the Wisconsin State Fair. I have always exhibited in the junior dairy show so it was fun to be in the ring again this year, especially in my new role. Thank you to everyone who participated in the open show, Futurity, or in the largest junior dairy show in the country. Good luck to everyone who will be exhibiting on the colored shavings

at World Dairy Expo this year. October is known for the greatest cattle show in the world and hopefully everyone gets a chance to attend. Besides being able to watch some fabulous bovines parade around the ring, Expo attendees have the chance to meet industry people and attend the worldclass trade show which is geared towards dairy farming. Along with my duties in the ring for Princess, I will also be an intern for Expo again this year so stop on into the milkhouse to say “hi” any time during the week. The Wisconsin Holstein Princess applications were due Sept. 15 along with the Distinguished Junior Member, Young Distinguished Junior Member, and 12 & Under Member Recognition awards. Cierra and I are excited to get to know all of the young ladies who applied this year. The Royalty program is a great opportunity to be a dairy advocate while making lasting friendships. Make sure to check our Facebook page at Wisconsin Holstein Association Princess or the Wisconsin Holstein Association website for more information about our year. Cierra and I are excited to walk potential candidates through the role of being Holstein Royalty and the responsibilities that come with it! Awards due November 15 are the Junior Progressive Breeder Award, Long Range Production Award, Junior Farm Tour Award, and Wisconsin Holstein Youth (WHY) Friend Award. Don’t miss the opportunity to fill these applications out as they are a good way to be more involved in Wisconsin Holstein. That’s the Scoop! Sierra Lurvey

Walkers named McKown Master Breeder The seventh annual Robert “Whitey” McKown Master Breeder Award is awarded to the Walker family of Walk-Era Holsteins, Wisconsin Dells, Wis. The honor will be presented at the 49th World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. This prestigious award recognizes a well-managed breeder herd that has been successful at showing and judging and emphasizes all qualities of the Klussendorf Award, including ability, character, endeavor and sportsmanship. In 1936, Erwin and Ella Walker moved to the Wisconsin Dells area from North Dakota and established the family farm that has grown to a position of excellence within the Holstein breed. Their son Dean married his wife, Dori, in 1957 and took over the farm that same year. These days, Dean and Dori, along with their three sons and daughtersin-law - John and Marci, Tim and Tracy, and Tom and Jackie - are actively involved with the farm. The entire family enjoys showing Walk-Era cattle, including Dean and Dori’s seven grandchildren. John’s wife, Marci, has served the Wisconsin Holstein Association as president, vice president and secretary. Meanwhile, Tom has been a longtime director at Allied Cooperative, based in Adams, Wis., serving in the capacities Walk-Era Holsteins of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., has been named as the of chair, vice chair and secretary. John is currently serving on 2015 McKown Master Breeder award winner. Standing, left to right: John, the Columbia County Farm Bureau and previously on DHI. Marci, Nora, Tom, Jackie, Nash, Tracy and Tim. Sitting, left to right: Brett, Both John and Tim have been local Holstein board officers. Alli, Dean, Dori, Gracie, Libby and Emmy Over the years, Dean has chaired the boards of Badgerland Farm Credit and Alto Coop Creamery. Walk-Era Holsteins’ slogan, “Where Dreams of Excellence Are Bred,” All-American nominees in 2005. Spring yearling Walk-Era Dundee Oreo has never rang more true. At this point in time, the farm has bred 108 and summer yearling Walk-Era Pronto Monty were nominated AllExcellent cows. With a breeding age average (BAA) of 110.1 percent, the American and Junior All-American, respectively, in 2009 as well. Walk-Era Holsteins prides themselves on developing strong cow current 96 percent homebred herd has 27 Excellent, 60 Very Good and 8 Good Plus cows. They are nine-time qualifiers for the Progressive Breeders families that can stand the test of time by consistently producing outstandRegistry Award and five-time Premier Breeder or Premier Exhibitor ing progeny. They are also proud of the area they call home. Their 825winners at the Wisconsin District 5 Holstein Show. Walk-Era cows not only acre farm is located in the gorgeous hills of southern Wisconsin and made look good, but they are productive as well. The farm’s rolling herd average it the perfect location for the 2014 Columbia County Dairy Breakfast, with 100 milking cows is 23,684 pounds with 4.04 percent fat and 3.21 where the Walker family opened their farmstead to area consumers. In addition, they deeply care about the future of the Holstein breed and dairy percent protein. The family has also bred six All-American nominees. Most recently, farming, which is shown by their involvement with youth activities and in Walk-Era Dundee Annelise - one of the most prominent cows with the the community. The Walker family is a prime example of what it means to be named Walk-Era prefix- was chosen as a Junior All-American in 2014 as a junior 2-year-old. She also was nominated All-American and was Honorable a McKown Master Breeder. They are driven by passion, determination Mention All-Canadian the same year. In addition, winter yearling Walk- and, above all, love of farming and of family. Era Champion Matrix and junior 3-year-old Walk-Era Roy Renita were wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2015-17


District 6 Holstein Futurity

The 12th Annual District 6 Holstein Show was held on June 29 in Monroe, Wis., during the District 6 Show. Judge Chad Ryan selected QuadR Lauthority Darla owned by Nicole Smith, Monticello, as this year’s winner. First place receives a $500 award that is sponsored by Badgerland Financial. Second place went to Glenn-Ann GC Scandal-ET exhibited by Glenn-Ann Holsteins, Albany. Chris Gransee Hoof Trimming, Evansville, sponsors the second place award of $250. 59 head were originally entered in this year’s futurity. Complete final placings are: 1. Quad-R Lauthority Darla- Nicole Smith, Monticello 2. Glenn-Ann GC Scandal-ET, Glenn-Ann Holsteins, Albany 3. Bur-Wall Braxton Monterey, Bur-Wall Holsteins, Brooklyn 4. Milksource Watch Always-ET, Abbigail Martin, Janesville 5. RHC Sterling Tinkerbell-Red, Alyssa Cramer, Juda 6. Bur-Wall Fever Corky, Bur-Wall Holsteins, Brooklyn

District 6 Futurity winners, l-r: Judge Chad Ryan, WHA Princess Attendant Cierra Ehrke-Essock, WHA Princess Sierra Lurvey, Anne Schultz representing Badgerland Financial, Nicole Smith holding Quad-R Lauthority Darla, Brian Behnke holding Glenn-Ann GC Scandal-ET, Chris Gransee, Belleville Dairy Queen Denise Rankin, Monticello Dairy Queen Karly Ready and Associate Judge Ryan Krohlow.

WHA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Your 2016 Wisconsin Holstein Membership renewal is on its way! • All WHA members will be receiving a renewal postcard by mail. For those with a valid email address in our database, you will also be receiving a renewal notice by email. Watch your inbox & check your spam folders as initial notices will go out the first week of October. • You will be able to renew online through our website. You will need the email address that is connected to your WHA membership (the address your renewal notice was sent to) and the Customer ID number from your WI Holstein News mailing label. The Customer ID has been appearing on the last several issues of the News and looks like this: Example mailing label with Customer ID #

Agromatic Holstein Futurity

The Cow Palace at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds was the location for the 2015 Agromatic Holstein Futurity. Six 5-year-olds were shown. First place went to Wilstar Lion K 7409-Red-ET owned by Second-Look Holsteins. Lion K 7409 also took home Best Udder and was the first Junior Owned animal in the class. Bred and Owned honors went to Kyle Natzke and Dylan Ryan with Ryan-Crest Sanz Extacy-ET and the Production winner was Bay-Absolute Snchz Paradise owned by Chris-LeAcres, Leo Kramer Family. First place in the 2-year-old class went to Elmlo Defiant Kamikaze. Kamikaze also won Best Udder and first Bred and Owned. Top Junior Owned honors went to Derrek and Darren Kamphuis with Kampy Braxton Spirit Rae. 21 2-year-olds showed. Best Dressed Female was Katie Vossekuil and Best Dressed Male was Darren Kamphuis. Jason Danhof of Waukon, Iowa, was the judge. Major sponsor is Agromatic Inc. of Fond du Lac. Other sponsors include Fond du Lac County Holstein Association, Fond du Lac County Ag Society, Wood’s Floral and Gifts, Frey Livestock Trucking, Badgerland Financial, Summit Automotive Chrysler, Dodge Jeep, IBA Distributor, Tari Costello, Immel Insurance & Financial Services and East Central Select Sires.

2-Year-Old Futurity Winner, front row l-r: Valerie Kramer, 2015 Fond du Lac County Fairest of the Fair; Teyanna Loether, Wisconsin 68th Alice in Dairyland; Sierra Lurvey, 2015 Wisconsin Holstein Princess; Cierra Ehrke-Essock, 2015 Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant. Back row, l-r: Kent Englund, representing Major Sponsor Agromatic Inc.; Judge Jason Danhof; Elmlo Defiant Kamikaze; Austin Schmidt, owner; Rae Nell Halbur, trophy sponsor; Kristin Natzke, trophy sponsor.

CUSTOMER ID: 0001 JOHN HOLSTEIN JOHNDOE DAIRY FARM W0001 COUNTY LINE RD SOMEWHERE WI 53000 • 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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5-Year-Old Futurity Winner, front row l-r: Valerie Kramer, 2015 Fond du Lac County Fairest of the Fair; Teyanna Loether, Wisconsin 68th Alice in Dairyland; Sierra Lurvey, 2015 Wisconsin Holstein Princess; Cierra Ehrke-Essock, 2015 Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant;. Back row, l-r: Kent Englund, representing major sponsor Agromatic Inc.; Judge Jason Danhof; Wilstar Lion K 7409-Red-ET; Kalista Hodorff, owner; Kurt Loehr, trophy sponsor, Kaylie Hodorf, owner; Rae Nell Halbur, trophy sponsor.


2015 Herds of Excellence Ever-Green-View Farms, Thomas Kestell, Waldo 5-Year Honoree • 76.4% Homebred Average Classification Score: 83.8 ME Averages: 36,402M 1,555F 1,133P “If your goal is to be average, you’ll never achieve that,” Tom Kestell says. “Our goal is not a high herd average - our goal is to do everything right and let the results speak for themselves.” Nevertheless, the statistics also speak clearly about the high quality of this Herd of Excellence. This is the fifth year the farm has received the honor. Kestell himself was named one of four 2014 Master Agriculturists in Wisconsin. Ever-Green-View Farms’ main focus is on genetics, which make up 75 percent of their farm income, mostly from embryos. In 2014, the merchandised 2,600 embryos to several countries around the world, and this year they hope to sell more. They also merchandise young heifers, bulls and milking animals. Tom was twice awarded the Governor’s Export Award. Last year he exported 1,300 embryos to a farm in Russia with which he has a joint venture embryo facility. In April he traveled to the dairy summit in Harbin, China. In 2000 Tom launched the Embryo Share program to help local Junior Holstein members and established dairy producers improve their herds. His Ever-Green-View My 1326-ET, who set a new world record in 2009 of 72,190 pounds of milk (a record still standing today), was a product of the embryo share program. The Kestells’ top cow family traces back to Ever-Green-View Elsie-ET 2E-92 GMD DOM, a stellar cow and the granddam of My 1326-ET. One of Elsie’s great-grandsons, Flevo Genetics Snowman-ET, is a top TPI bull. Tom believes in Snowman because he likes the way his daughters breed back easily and flush at an early age; they produce tremendous amounts of milk with high components and low cell counts. He also uses two bulls that are siring a new wave of Holsteins, Mountfield SSI DCY Mogul-ET and GenerVations Epic. Tom and his wife, Gin, are forming an LLC to pass on the dair to the next generation: their son Chris and Chris’ wife Jennifer. They milk 90 Registered Holsteins 3x a day in a tie-stall barn. The rolling herd average is 41,500 pounds of milk, 1,694 pounds of fat and 1,293 pounds of protein. An additional 40 cows are kept as dry donors. Chris, Jennifer and their son Will, born in March, live on the nearby homestead farm. Tom credits the attitude of Chris and the other employees at Ever-Green-View Farms for its accomplishments.

The Kestells - Chris, Gin, Jennifer and Tom

The dairy is enrolled in Enlight and is on COMPLETE. They classify regularly: the Kestells’ BAA is 110.9, which is top in the nation for herds of 115 animals or more.

Dirt-Road Holsteins, Steve & Amanda Killian, Blair 5-Year Honoree • 92.3% Homebred Average Classification Score: 83.3 ME Averages: 32,862M 1,388F 1,099P Steve and Amanda Killian milk 80 cows at their Dirt-Road Holsteins. On that size, every calf counts. “We’re so small that every possible pregnancy is very exciting and very important,” says Amanda. Their five children share in the excitement. “If Mom isn’t in the barn, the kids won’t have that interest. The fact that we all love it and the kids love it, it keeps making it worth it.” She and Steve started out farming 15 years ago with a dream to market genetics, and gradually turned their grade herd into an all-Registered herd. They participate in Holstein COMPLETE, use EASY ID and Holstein Tag ID, and classify every seven months. Today, the Killians breed for type and components. They flush their best cows and use the rest as recipients. The use almost all young genomic sires, such as Mr Mogul Delta 1427-ET, EDG Ruby Mogul 1336, De-Su Bkm McCutchen and Woodcrest Mogul Yoder-ET. They were skeptical about genomics when they first emerged but were gradually won over, especially when they started flushing the first embryos from their Dirt-Road Goldwyn Cami-ET. “It became clear that was what the market was going to demand.” Cami herself is the daughter of Castleholm T Carlo-ET, one of their early good cows, from a flush to Braedale Goldwyn. “Cami’s daughter, Dirt-Road Shottle Cinderella, is the best we have had. And her offspring are the best, like Dirt-Road Gerard Cleopatra, who has been in the Top 100 Females for two years and has made some really nice daughters.” Amanda grew up in a large family headed by a single mother who farmed. After Amanda’s first date with Steve, he showed up two days later with a pitchfork to clean out her calf pen. “I never saw anyone who worked so selflessly, so hard, with such joy. That’s how he is about all his work. He just loves what he does.” They bough her mother’s bare-bones farm and with a lot of hard work and little money, they built a thriving genetics business. “Flushing and buying the best semen supported our visiton and our dream, and that has made a big difference in our success,” Amanda says. She also gives credit to friends and others in the industry who encouraged them along the way.

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Wisconsin Holstein Futurity est. 1890

The one-of-a-kind Wisconsin Holstein Futurity began when Klaas Koopmans of Darien, Wis., discovered the idea of a Futurity by reading about the success of an Ohio Futurity in a Holstein World article. The show was first advertised in 1984 as the Governor’s Holstein Futurity, but by 1987 Pabst Brewery had stepped in to add $1,000 to the first place animal’s purse. With this significant donation, the show became known as the Pabst Holstein Futurity. Dairymen were encouraged to enter calves born between September 1, 1983 and August 31, 1984 in hopes that as a three-year-old milking female she would win the Futurity. Four entry payments totaling $20 were made over the three year period to maintain a purse for the winning entries. In 1987 there were 18 Registered Holsteins in the class, with John McKittrick from Columbus, Ohio, serving as the official. The winning entry was Indianhead Chief Jessica-ET, exhibited by Bob and Karyn Schauf, Indianhead Holsteins, of Barron, Wis. The Schauf ’s took home $1,588 that year. For the next ten years, Pabst Brewing Company was a generous sponsor with the winning entry receiving a $1,000 prize. In 1996, Alto Dairy Cooperative stepped in as the major donor for first place at $1250, with the Southern Chevy Dealers contributing an added $500 to second place, and Mount Horeb Implement donating $250 to the third place animal’s purse. In 1999, the second place purse money was taken over by International Protein Sires. In 2008, Saputo sponsored the show. In 2010, the 1st place winner was awarded $1,500 by Badgerland Financial, who also gave an additional $1,000 to cover expenses. Today, Badgerland Financial continues to be the first place sponsor, awarding the winner with a $1,500 check. International Protein Sires provides $750 for second place, and Agropur awards the third place winner with a $500 check. The Jeanette Bohnhoff award was started in 1995 to recognize the highest placing junior owned and shown animal. The top junior award was taken over by Ma-Brown Holsteins and Jerseys of Dodgeville, in 2000 and continues to be sponsored by Ma-Brown Holsteins and Jerseys and the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association. Although over the years the number of Registered Holsteins exhibited has fluctuated and the award sponsors have all changed, one thing has remained the same, the purpose of this elegant event. The purpose of the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity is to help promote our dairy industry to the general public and display the care and dedication that we have for our animals and the products they produce. The Wisconsin Holstein Futurity was initiated to promote the Registered Holstein and dairy industry in a setting that would be to inform people that are not from a farm or agriculture background. Dairy Royalty from Dane and Green counties attend the event to help

engage the crowd with the show. As they walk through the audience they ask them dairy related questions. Questions range from what breed is the black and white cow to what percentage of dairy farms are family owned and operated in Wisconsin. Audience members who answer a question correctly are given a coupon for the Wisconsin Products Pavilion Grilled Cheese Stand, a tasty treat for all State Fair attendees. Along with the Dane and Green county royalty, there are a number of other dignitaries in attendance each year. These include the award sponsors, Alice in Dairyland, Wisconsin’s Fairest of the Fair, Wisconsin Holstein Association Princess and Princess Attendant, Secretary of Agriculture, and most recently the Wisconsin Red and White Dairy Cattle Association Princess has joined in on the festivities. Before the show begins all of the dignitaries and special guests are welcomed to the ring. They enter the ring in a convertible as a biography is read about each individual. When the show first started, and for a number of years following, the dignitaries entered the ring in a horse drawn wagon to start the show off in a classic manner. Even though the event only lasts about an hour, it takes months of planning leading up to the show to ensure that everything will run smoothly. There is a Futurity Committee that formed before the first show and consisted of just five members; today the committee has over 20 members that continue to help the summer intern plan the annual event. Cheryl Ehrke has been a member of the committee since day one. She says “I think holding the Futurity at the State Fair is a great way to showcase our cattle to the general public by making it more interesting for them than watching a bunch of people dressed in white walk their animals around the ring. It’s a way to make educating them more interesting and a way to draw them into the coliseum to learn a little more about dairy cattle.” Along with serving on the committee, Cheryl has helped to decorate

1987 Winning Entry

1990’s Futurity celebrated WHA’s 100th Anniversary

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Dignitaries at early shows were driven into the ring on the Pabst Brewing Company wagon


the ring, her family has exhibited animals in the show, and she even made the first banner. “I made the first banner we used and remember trying to come up with a way to change the year on it so it could be used multiple years,” Ehrke recalls. The Wisconsin Holstein Futurity has always been a formal event. Exhibitors are required to wear formal attire that can include a tuxedo or ball gown as they compete for the award of Best Dressed Junior, Best Dressed Female, and Best Dressed Male. These awards are judged by the dignitaries attending the show and receive a cash award along with a plaque. Other special awards include the Best Udder, Milk Production, and Fat and Protein Production. These awards were started in 1989 when a cash award of $50 went to Indianhead Mattador Joyful exhibited by Indianhead Holsteins for being named Best Udder of the Show. That year the production awards were both received by Kayser Chaplin Corine, exhibited by Alvin and Barb Kayser of Janesville, Wis. The Wisconsin Holstein Futurity continues to be one of the most exciting shows of the summer. Exhibitors have been preparing for the event for the past three years and to showcase their bovine beauties in the coliseum at the Wisconsin State Fair is a true honor. We look forward to continuing this WHA tradition in years to come.

Past Futurity winners 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987

Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf and Dawson & Kylie Nickels 1st JR Miss Summer Song-ET, Dawson & Kylie Nickels 1st JR Mar-Linda-K Damion Jilette, Nicole Wright 1st JR Krull Sanchez Eminem-ET, Bryce Krull 1st JR Siemers Goldwyn Glams-ET, Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers Rob-Cri Strmtc Manitoba-ET, Robert & Christine Barden 1st JR Gildale Advent Primrose, Kayli, Kalista & Kaianne Hodorr & Nick Schuster Budjon-JK Emotional-ET RC, Budjon & Joel Kietzman 1st JR Krull Goldwyn Entrust-ET, Cassy Krull 1st JR Krull Dundee Ellory-ET, Cassy Krull Budjon-JK Edge of Reason, Budjon Farms 1st JR Wilstar Dundee D-Lite, Blake Klessig LeDonna Morty Jackpot, Mathew Hopkins & Scott Weisensel 1st Jr JimDandy James Jill, Tracy Pollack Rhineland Durham Amy, Budjon & Jason Danhof 1st JR Crestbrooke Encore Clasy-ET, Kristin & Kyle Natzke SaboFarm Durham Pamela, Crescentmead Farms, Niles, Elmo, Jr and Todd Wendorf 1st JR Crestbrooke Encore Julip, Kristin & Kyle Natzke Hagen Leduc Mikayla, Wendorf, Hagen, Hetts, and Becker 1st JR Hilrose Lee Princess, Jeff Brantmeier Crescentmead Durham Lou Ella, Niles, Elmo, Jr., Todd & Christa Wendorf 1st JR Mell-Wood Durham Victoria, Haley Mell Budjon-JK Linjet Eileen, Cull & Kietzman 1st JR JimDandy RS Glamour Shot, Kelly Coffeen 1st JR Crestbrooke Milan Cassie, Kristin & Kyle Natzke Zach Integrity Sassy, Jullie Junemann & Joel Kietzman 1st JR Indianhead Romantique, Zachary Schauf Hagen Inspiration Checkers, Denise Hagen 1st JR Ernest-Anthony HR Rozine, Gabriel Schauf 1st JR Indianhead Stardancer-ET, Christian Schauf 1st JR Indianhead Birthday-Girl, Christian Schauf 1st JR C Bergshome Petra Raider, Kathie Wendorf 1st JR Miklin Betty Boop, Nicole Bradley Bee-Bow Nick Joanie, Ivan & Mary Schuester Erbacres Lancer Cheroke, Erbacres Holsteins Pinehurst Patience, Pinehurst Farms Meyervilla HY Class Sabrina, Burnell & Mary Lou Meyer Maple-Home Warden Caress, Mark Brass Indianhead Mattador Joyful, Bob & Karyn Schauf Feather Field Prophets Rejoice, Kathleen Glasshof Indianhead Chief Jessica-ET, Bob & Karyn Schauf

NATIONAL DIRECTOR’S REPORT Dear Holstein Breeders, The Holstein Association USA board of directors last met at the 130th Annual meeting in St. Charles, Ill. For those who attended that convention, I think you would all agree that Illinois did a marvelous job hosting the annual gathering. Since that time, it has been largely business as usual for the Association. Our next board meeting is slated for Fresno, Calif., in November. Through July, Holstein Complete continues to show growth compared to the same time last year. There were 23,288 additional cows enrolled in the all-encompassing program to bring the total to 311,659 cows in 1,852 herds. Those herd totals were up as well over last year. Following a similar pattern, there were 30,804 additional cows in Tri-Star Premier bringing Holstein cows on the top plan to 360,764. Registrations also were four percent of pace with 218,790 animals registered. On the flip side, herd classifications and the SET program was slightly off last year’s trajectory, down 6 and 1 percent respectively. Transfers were down as well. For those who will be headed to Madison, Wis., for World Dairy Expo, you might want to arrive early for the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) industry meeting. It will take place on Tuesday, September 29 from 8:30 to 3:30 at the Madison Marriott West Hotel in Middleton, Wis. During the once-a-year, open-to-the public meeting, the service bureau for U.S. genetic evaluations will give updates on dairy cattle breeding research and its business activities. Specific topics will include: • Sire procurement after genomics • Importance of enhancing phenotypes in the genomic era • Genomics and breed composition • Using genomics as a management tool. It is our pleasure to represent you on the national Holstein board. If you have questions or concerns, we’d appreciate hearing from you. We also congratulate Boyd Schaufelberger, a fellow Midwesterner, on being elected Vice-President. Your National Directors, Paul Buhr Dale Drendel Corey Geiger Mark Kerndt

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 2016. To apply for a Young Adult Award, interested applicants should call the WHA office or visit the website at www.wisholsteins.com. 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 2016 Adult Convention. For more information or an application, visit the WHA website at www.wisholsteins.com or call the office at 1-800-223-4269.

Distinguished Breeder and Distinguished Young Breeder awards due November 10

The Wisconsin Holstein Association is looking for nominations for the Distinguished Breeder and Distinguished Young Breeder awards. These awards are given out each year at the WHA Annual Convention in February. Any WHA member can submit nominations to the WHA office staff or board of directors. Nominees will be mailed an award form to fill out and all submitted forms will be kept on file for three years for consideration for the award. Those nominees not receiving an award will be sent an updated form to re-submit for future years if they desire. For more information or an application, visit the WHA website at www.wisholsteins.com or call the office at 1-800-223-4269.

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Holstein USA Elite Performers

For a cow to qualify for the Elite PerformerTM award, she must meet the following criteria to be considered: • complete at least three lactations in a herd participating in Holstein Association USA's TriStar program, completing the most recent lactation in the previous calendar year • 87% RHA or higher and classified VG-85 or higher Eligible cows across the country are ranked based on pounds of combined fat and protein per day in milk. The top one percent receive the National Elite Performer award. Those National Elite Performers are then removed from consideration and the top one percent of eligible cows from each of the nine regions are honored as Regional Elite Performers. All cows currently enrolled in TriStarSM are automatically evaluated annually. Elite Performer recognition is a lifetime award and is printed on a cow’s pedigree, found underneath her milk production records. Read more about the Elite Performer award in the recent issue of the Holstein Pulse.

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Ralph A. Bredl Jr. B-Long Holsteins Blue Star Dairy Farms Blue Star Dairy Farms Blue Star Dairy Farms Badger Holsteins Badger Holsteins Endres Berryridge Farms LLC Endres Berryridge Farms LLC Sarah L. Endres Endres Berryridge Farms LLC Endres Berryridge Farms LLC Endres Berryridge Farms LLC Ronald L. Olson Four-Hands Holsteins Inc. Gary Housner & Ronald Suhr Bomaz Inc. Bomaz Inc. Bomaz Inc. Bomaz Inc. Bomaz Inc. Bomaz Inc. Bomaz Inc. Bomaz Inc. Bomaz Inc. Badger Holsteins Badger Holsteins Tim J & James C Bell Brad Griswold Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Milk Source LLC Genesis Cooperative Herd Ralph A. Bredl Jr. Ralph A. Bredl Jr. Ralph A. Bredl Jr. Andrew Syryczuk Gary L. Housner Heatherstone Enterprises Inc. Dean A. Dorow Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Thomas J. Kestell Four-of-a-Kind Partners

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Four-of-a-Kind Starlet-ET G&S Maeve Cri-ET Gehrkes-EG-View Lala-ET Glo-Crest Seps Lucy Lou-Red Harmony-Ho Business Peloma Harmony-Ho Encino Phantom Havencrest Shl Emma 9789-ET Heatherstone Selina-ET Heatherstone-V Mascara-ET Heinze Watha 1708 Hilltop-LLC Baxter 4273 Hilltop-LLC Denison 4083 Hilltop-LLC Oman 4161 Horsens Lc Akyria Horsens Mickey Anilysa Idee Shottle Lalia JC-Kow Planet Green Jenny-Lou Baxter 2386 Jenny-Lou Baxter Tracy-ET Jenny-Lou Baxter Trami-ET Jenny-Lou Blade 2476 Jenny-Lou Boliver 2349 Jenny-Lou Boliver 2467-ET Jenny-Lou Colby 2430-ET Jenny-Lou Damion Tatiana-ET Jenny-Lou Design 2116 Jenny-Lou Gabor 2742 Jenny-Lou Jarrett 2136 Jenny-Lou Jetstream 2294-ET Jenny-Lou Lou 2335 Jenny-Lou Marsh 2069-ET Jenny-Lou Million 2635 Jenny-Lou Shottle 1890-ET Jenny-Lou Zenith 2325 Jerian Siemers Sadie-Red-ET Jeta Bambi-ET Joliam Shot Pansy 3720-ET Joliam Shot Pepper 3729-ET Jon-De Baxter 1564 Kellercrest Keller Merit Kellercrest Planet Lynch-ET Kellercrest Shottle Fleta Kellercrest Shtl Bridget-ET Kellercrest Socra Lyda-ET Kepridge Airraid Hadley Kishholm Advent Chamaze-ET Koepke O Man Hope Lars-Acres Ashlar Shamrock Lars-Acres Shottle Taco-ET Mission-Bell Bolton Dezi-ET Ms Evergreenview Babble-ET

Four-of-a-Kind Partners Martine E. Bredl-Lueck Gary Gehrke & Thomas J. Kestell Synergy Farm LLC Ralph A. Bredl Jr. Ralph A. Bredl Jr. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Heatherstone Enterprises Inc. Heatherstone Enterprises Inc. Mark & Beth Heinze Hilltop Dairy LLC Hilltop Dairy LLC Hilltop Dairy LLC Jeff & Connie Horsens Jeff & Connie Horsens Milk Source LLC JC-Kow Farms LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Allison & Kayla Breunig Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Dehnel Farms Inc. Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Jeta Holsteins Ryan S., Jessica & Nicole Pralle Jessica & Nicole Pralle Jon-De Farm Inc. Kellercrest Reg. Hol. Inc. Kellercrest Reg. Hol. Inc. Kellercrest Reg. Hol. Inc. Andrew L. Keller Kellercrest Reg. Hol. Inc. Kepridge Farms Inc. Gary L. Housner Koepke Farms Inc. Larson Acres Inc. Sugar Creek Dairy Kellercrest Reg. Hol. Inc. Thomas J. Kestell


Ms M-P Freddie Paige-ET Ms Siemers Styx Ci 13611 Nehls-Valley Carosel-Red-TW Nor-Way-Pete Baxter Brite Pollack-Vu Baxter Lulu Ponterio Advent Octane Rippd-Valley Mega-Man 4499 S-Fine Final Cut 2846 Fred Sandy-Valley Plan Daphne-ET Sandy-Valley Sh Blizette-ET Scientific Siemers Roxie-ET Sewards-Folly Baxter 1690 Sewards-Folly Bolton 1706 Sewards-Folly Cadet 1958 Sewards-Folly Can Daphne-ET Sewards-Folly Michael 2011 Sewards-Folly Onyx 1553 Sewards-Folly Planet 1954 Shiloh-USA Bolton Steffi-ET Siemers 10655 Siemers Airraid 10656 Siemers Al 14197 Siemers Al 14603 Siemers Alex Electric-ET Siemers Ally 9747 9747 Siemers Ally Wade 9358 Siemers Altabaxter 11499 Siemers Alton 9128 Siemers Atlantic 13608 Siemers Atlantic 13612 Siemers Atlas Enya Siemers Baxter Fro 13296 Siemers Baxter Spice 11533 Siemers Boliver 9589 Siemers Boliver Rita 13896 Siemers Bolivr Maggie 11487 Siemers Bolton Ego 12551 Siemers Bolton Max 12697 Siemers Bret 10538 10538 Siemers Bret 10992 10992 Siemers Bright 11336 Siemers Colby Ala 13403-TW Siemers Colby Hazel-ET Siemers Colby Mindy 12201 Siemers Crimson Bell 14356 Siemers Cyclone Beary 11810 Siemers Deann 13907 Siemers Denton 13576 Siemers Die-Hard Glam 11701 Siemers Dolman 13673 Siemers Domain 13368 Siemers Dunde Hilda 8669-ET Siemers Dundee Great 14012 Siemers Elmo 13218 Siemers Final 11825 Siemers Final 11878 Siemers Fortune Hycinth Siemers Gold Hanna-Tia-ET Siemers Goldwyn Gabby-ET Siemers Goldwyn Garnet-ET Siemers Goldwyn Genius-ET Siemers Goldwyn Glams-ET Siemers Goldwyn Gloria-ET Siemers Goldwyn Hallee-ET Siemers Goldwyn Hiana-ET Siemers Goldwyn Lady Di-ET Siemers Goldwyn Sabrina-ET

Rick Raber & Pond Hill Dairy Limited Ptsp Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Seth & Carrie Hoesly Andrew R. Peterson Pollack-Vu Dairy LLC Vanessa Ponterio Ripps Dairy Valley LLC So-Fine Bovines LLC David, Patrick & Frank Paul Bauer Synergy Farm LLC Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Scott Seward Scott Seward Scott Seward Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Scott Seward Scott Seward Scott Seward Shiloh Dairy LLC Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Jordan C. Siemers Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers C Siemers-Peterman & J Siemers Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc.

Siemers Helpful 13679 Siemers Hero 12698 Siemers Hill 14023 Siemers Hot 10823 10823 Siemers Hulk 13435 Siemers Hulk 13524 Siemers Jasper Salma-ET Siemers Goldwyn Gloria-ET Siemers Jayz Septa 12718 Siemers Jeeves 12868 Siemers Jeeves 13361 Siemers Lawyer 13086 Siemers Lheros 13552 Siemers Light Dynasty-ET Siemers Lightning 14618 Siemers Lightning Danty-ET Siemers Lynch 9945 9945 Siemers Mac 11160 Siemers Mascol 12030 Siemers Mascol Prevue 11262 Siemers Matson Kit 12668 Siemers Million 13898 Siemers Million Dena 13561 Siemers Million Emma 13582 Siemers Million Keota 13684 Siemers Million Taka 13640 Siemers Minister 11859 Siemers Minster Blush 11814 Siemers Moscow 12456 Siemers Moscow 13645 Siemers Moscow 13879 Siemers Nifty Hoste 11902 Siemers Nifty Spice 11855 Siemers Offroad 9197 Siemers Outbound Facile Siemers Pagewire 13011 Siemers Pagewire 13085 Siemers Pagewire Starly Siemers Phoenix Krown 11988 Siemers Ping Brea 14029 Siemers Planet 13194 Siemers Planet 13615 Siemers Planet Glob 13284 Siemers Planet Hil-Bee-ET Siemers Potter 11424 Siemers Potter 11514 11514 Siemers Potter 11609 Siemers Potter 11679 Siemers Prentice 14211 Siemers Prentice Belwood Siemers Prentice Glam 13729 Siemers Prentice Opal Siemers Pronto Denise-ET Siemers Pronto Horizon-ET Siemers Ramos 10631 10631 Siemers Reece Zippo 12431 Siemers Sabastian 8351-TW Siemers Sharky 10990 10990 Siemers Shottle Anabelle-ET Siemers Smack Gene 14518 Siemers Socrates Leslie Siemers Socrts Delite 12713 Siemers Spearmint 13389 Siemers Goldwyn Glams-ET Siemers Super 14530 Siemers Taylor Cora 8659 Siemers Toystory 13333 Siemers Toystory 13374

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Siemers Toystory 13395 Siemers Zenith 11127 11127 Stone-Front Blitz Vivian Sugar-C Alexander 3804 Sugar-C Alexander 3831 Sugar-C Armstead Brittney Sugar-C Baxter 3270 Sugar-C Baxter 3451 Sugar-C Baxter 3566 Sugar-C Baxter 3590 Sugar-C Intruder 3234 Sugar-C Judd 3694 Sugar-C Roswell 3633 Sugar-C Spirit 3675 Sugar-C Wildman 2996 Sure-View Baxter Always Synergy Active Blair Synergy Altamyron Camaro Synergy Amateur Alaska-TW Synergy Armstead Graduate

Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Siemers Holstein Farms Inc. Andrew Jay & Lynette E. Buttles Sugar Creek Dairy Sugar Creek Dairy Sugar Creek Dairy Sugar Creek Dairy Sugar Creek Dairy Sugar Creek Dairy Sugar Creek Dairy Sugar Creek Dairy Sugar Creek Dairy Sugar Creek Dairy Sugar Creek Dairy Sugar Creek Dairy Gary L. Housner Synergy Farm LLC Synergy Farm LLC Synergy Farm LLC Synergy Farm LLC

Synergy Boliver Boo Synergy Jeeves Lauren Synergy Megaton Sonoma Synergy Planet Piper-ET Synergy Zenith Panda-ET Tollenaars Shotle Marsha-ET Townson Freddie 4039 True-Blue Active 2328-ET True-Blue Garrison 2066 True-Blue Junction 2492-TW True-Blue Langdon 2440 True-Blue Shottle 1784 United-Pride Lynch 3493 United-Pride O Man 3519 United-Pride Para 3499 United-Pride Warrant 3513 Wargo-Acres Marisol Webb-Vue Alexander Emage Webb-Vue Blade Kari

Synergy Farm LLC Synergy Farm LLC Synergy Farm LLC Synergy Farm LLC Synergy Farm LLC Jordan C. & Connor J. Siemers Towns Farms Inc. Kevin Ihm Kevin Ihm Kevin Ihm Kevin Ihm Gerald & Kevin Ihm United Pride Dairy United Pride Dairy United Pride Dairy United Pride Dairy Wargo Acres Robert A. Webb Robert A. Webb

2015 Afdahl Spirte Fern Berryridge Zenith 1622-G Bomaz Altaarmstead 4428-ET Bomaz Boliver 4536 Bomaz Die-Hard 3728 Bomaz Jet Stream 4319-ET Bomaz Lotto 4740 Bomaz Lynch 4354-ET Bomaz Planet 4630-ET Bomaz Shottle 4679-ET Brae-O-Pert Miles Olga Branders Lyle Lake Landyn B-S-D Baxter Tashie 1148-ET B-S-D Dex Monday 21247 B-S-D Shottle Ring 21463 Carroll-Acres Airraid 1141 Co-op Planet 3543-ET Co-op Potter Toffy-ET Ever-Green-View Evito Harmony-Ho Applause Nala-TW Harmony-Ho Mrshl Olivia Harmony-Ho Offroad Monster Hi-Lo-Valley Daffodil Jenny-Lou Best 1905 Jenny-Lou Boliver 2321-TW Jenny-Lou Laurin 2318 Jo-Bre Suede Natalie Kellercrest Earnit Patsy-TW Kellercrest Shottle Lexy-ET Kellercrest Toystory Liddy Knonaudale Idol-ET Koepke Calico Dena Koepke O Man Harper Koepke O Man Unity Lars-Acres Toy Teardrop-ET Meado-Brook Lucky Star 3697 Mickilcrest Sho Gameday-ET Ms Jon-De Altaamex 9285 Neldell Marques 1615-TW Rippd-Valley Bolton 4534-TW Rippd-Valley Burt 3496 Selz-Pralle Frosty 3592

Bradley Afdahl Endres Berryridge Farms LLC Bomaz Inc. Bomaz Inc. Bomaz Inc. Bomaz Inc. Bomaz Inc. Bomaz Inc. Bomaz Inc. Bomaz Inc. Templeton Farms LLC Douglas Brander Blue Star Dairy Farms Blue Star Dairy Farms Blue Star Dairy Farms Horse Creek Holsteins LLC Genesis Cooperative Herd Ralph A. Bredl Jr. Thomas J. Kestell Ralph A. Bredl Jr. Badger Holsteins Martine E. Bredl-Lueck Alyssa Yager Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Mystic Valley Dairy LLC Split Rail Acres LLC Kellercrest Reg. Hol. Inc. Kellercrest Reg. Hol. Inc. Kellercrest Reg. Hol. Inc. Gary L. Housner Koepke Farms Inc. Koepke Farms Inc. Koepke Farms Inc. Larson Acres Inc. Peter & Shellie Kappelman Synergy Farm LLC June Doornink & Emily Martin Neldell Farms LLC Ripps Dairy Valley LLC Ripps Dairy Valley LLC Selz-Pralle Dairy

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Sewards-Folly Aptitude 1692 Sewards-Folly Million 1988 S-Fine 3059 Boliver Kit-TW S-Fine Advent 2714 Shorty Shiloh-USA Gldwyn Prissy-ET Siemers Boliver Tudy 13130 Siemers Colby Ruff 13104 Siemers Cyclone 10840 10840 Siemers Curant 13222 Siemers Garner 10569 10569 Siemers Gold Hannamae-ET Siemers Goldwyn Godiva-ET Siemers Hulk 13441 Siemers Jasper Sweetina-ET Siemers Kolton 14085 Siemers Manat Sun 6446 Siemers Nifty 11942 Siemers Offroad 9604 Siemers Padre 13294 Siemers Phoenix 12015 Siemers Popcorn 13893 Siemers Potter 11241 Siemers Potter Babs 11475 Siemers Pronto Hillary-ET Siemers Reece Para 12974 Siemers Sensation Sue 13620 Siemers Wizard Ursula 10090 Siemers Xacobeo Belwo 13693 Siemers Xacobeo Made 13718 Sugar-C Armstead 3574 Sugar-C Baxter 3462 Sugar-C Devoted 3227 Sugar-C Jayz 3536 Sugar-C Mac 3658 Sugar-C Malicieux 3755 Sugar-C Mit 3485 Sugar-C Prince 3796 Sugar-C Roswell 3625 Sugar-C Watha 3400 True-Blue Burt 1693-ET True-Blue Digital 2296-ET Wargo-n-JD Pronto Donut-ET

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Thank You Taste of State Fair Sponsors

A special thanks goes out to the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Committee and Alpha Genetics for their sponsorship and assistance in hosting the second annual Taste of Wisconsin State Fair. Thank you also to those that contributed food for our junior dairy exhibitors – WI Baker’s Association and Prairie Farms. Nearly 200 youth attended this event, which featured games and activities to kick off the annual WI Junior State Fair.

2016 Junior Convention County Checklist Make sure you’re prepared for the 2016 Junior Convention Friday, January 8-Sunday, January 10 by checking off a few items in advance: ___ November 15 – Submitted applications for: • Long Range Production • Junior Progressive Breeder • WHY Friend Nominations • Junior Farm Trip ___ November 15 – Entries due for: • Dairy Bowl • Dairy Jeopardy • Essay • Speaking ___ December 8 – Reserved hotel rooms for convention ___ December 8 – Mailed registration forms for county ___ January 7 – Contest room entries completed and packed ___ January 8 – Juniors and chaperones en route to Junior Convention!

Book your hotel rooms for Junior Convention by December 5! The 2016 Junior Convention will be hosted by Chippewa County at Glacier Canyon Lodge, 45 Hillman Rd, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965. To book your rooms at Glacier Canyon Lodge, call 800-8679453 or 608-254-1020, and use the group code #475427. The block is named WI Jr Holstein 2016, and reservations under the block must be made by December 8th.

WHY Friend Applications

It’s time to recognize the junior advisor, parent or volunteer that has helped your county gain momentum in 2015. 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 2015 WHY Friend Award by November 15, 2015.

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 Dorsland Farms. 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!

2016 Dairy Jeopardy Entry Form Return by November 15, 2015 to: WHA, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI, 53913; fax to 608-356-6312 or email larryn@wisholsteins.com

2015 John Klossner Trophy Winner

Elizabeth Endres of Waunakee, Wis., was awarded the second John Klossner Trophy at this year’s Wisconsin Junior State Fair. This award was created to recognize the overall winner of the Junior Dairy Premier Exhibitor Contest at WI Junior State Fair. The contest covers four events: judging, quiz, skillathon and showmanship. These contests take place over several days during State Fair, with winners in each segment recognized with an overall winner. John excelled in this competition and had been the high individual in the judging and skillathon portions of the contest before his accident at the 2013 fair. With this honor, Lizi received a traveling trophy, custom designed to create a fitting representation of the contest and tribute to John. Lizi is the 20-year-old daughter of Steve and Kathy Endres. She is currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in dairy science. In 2014, she was accepted into the Food Animal Veterinary Medical Scholars (FAVeMedS) Program, which is an early admission program into the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. On campus, she is a member of the Association of Women in Agriculture, Badger Dairy Club, the collegiate dairy judging team, and is a research assistant in the Hernandez Laboratory, which studies metabolic factors affecting hypocalcemia.

2015 Great Northern Cup Winner

Elizabeth Sarbacker of Verona, Wis., took home the Great Northern Cup at the 2015 Wisconsin Junior State Fair. An award that honors a Junior Holstein exhibitor who excels in 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. Elizabeth is the 20-year-old daughter of Tom and Vicki Sarbacker. She grew up on Fischerdale Holsteins, a 65-cow Registered Holstein farm north of Paoli in Dane County. Elizabeth is a sophomore at UWMadison studying dairy science. In 2014, she was 9th in the WI State Fair Premier Exhibitor contest and WI State Fair Reserve Supreme Champion Show Person. She was also a member of the 4-H dairy judging team that traveled to Harrisburg, PA, to compete in the 2014 All-American Dairy Judging contest. The Great Northern Cup is sponsored by Great Northern Land and Cattle Company, Inc., in Fond du Lac, Wis.

2016 Speaking Contest Entry Form Return by November 15, 2015 to:

WHA, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI, 53913; fax to 608-356-6312 or email larryn@wisholsteins.com

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

Late fee of $5.00 if not postmarked by due date

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Dairy Bowl Deadlines The Dairy Bowl contest will be held on Sunday, January 9, 2016 at the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention. The deadline to enter a team for the 2016 Dairy Bowl contest will be NOVEMBER 15, 2015. 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 2016 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.

HF Dairy Judging (2/2010) HF World of Dairy Cattle Nutrition (3/2015) HF Showring Ready (4/2015) The Rules Are Black and White... WHA History Book (Ch. 1 & 2) August Sire Summary (Red Book) Dairy Bowl Rules Dairy Cow Unified Scorecard 2015 Hoard’s Dairyman (exception - no December 2015 issue) 2015 Wisconsin Holstein News (exception - no December 2015 issue) 2015 Holstein World (exception - no December 2015 issue) www.wisholsteins.com Calf Care (Hoard’s) Showing 101 (Hoard’s) Learning Linear (Hoard’s) Virginia Dairy Quiz Bowl Study Materials

2016 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) www.holsteinusa.com HF Understanding Genetics & the Sire Summaries (updated 1/2015) HF Pedigree Questions & Answers (9/2013) HF The Path to your future...Careers in Agriculture (4/2002) HF Dairy Cattle Marketing (8/2006) HF Working with Dairy Cattle (9/2009) HF Effective Group Leadership (4/2002)

(https://www.vtdairy.dasc.vt.edu/docs/Youth-docs/2014-bowl-mat.pdf) Holstein Foundation website

Additional Senior Sources: WHA History Book (Ch. 1, 2, 12, 13, 14, pgs 99-119) HA Cattle Merchandising & Advertising Policy Cattle Abnormalities A78861 CA 2015 Dairy Herd Management (exception - no December 2015 issue) Profitable Milking (Hoard’s) Progress of the Breed (Ch.1) Dairy Cattle Fertility & Sterility Hoard’s Feeding Guide (2008)

2016 Dairy Bowl Team Entry Return IN OFFICE by November 15, 2015 to:

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

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

Zip: ___________________________

Phone: ______________________________ Email: ____________________________ Entry fee per team is $30.00 (competitive) and $10.00 (Rookie), and rules will be sent to teams when entry fee is received. There is a $5.00 fee for individuals participating on a Wisconsin team. Entry fee will double if not in office by November 15, 2015. #Rookie Teams: _______

# Junior Teams: _______

# Senior Teams: _______

# Wisconsin Team Members: _______ (Juniors) _______ (Seniors) All possible team member names must be submitted with this form in order to be considered a completed entry. There is no limit to the number of names that can be included. Each county will be allowed 10 participants in Junior and 10 participants in Senior Dairy Bowl. There will be a “Rookie” Dairy Bowl opportunity for members age 11 & under. Young or first year teams will be allowed two rounds each and no awards will be given in this division. Teams entering late will have entry fees doubled. For answers to any questions, call 1.800.223.4269! wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2015-27


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ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

Happy fall everyone! As the week of World Dairy Expo is upon us, it’s a great time to reflect on the past summer and look forward to a successful harvest season. If you’ve picked up this issue at World Dairy Expo, I hope you’ll enjoy reading about some of the things our members have been up to the last few months. If you would like to become a monthly subscriber, please visit our website or call the office at 1-800-2234269. Included in this issue is a final Midwest Holsteins issue for 2015. Thank you to the many advertisers that took advantage of our three Midwest issues this year - it really is a great bargain for your advertising dollars. If you would like to talk about putting together an advertising plan for 2016, please give me a call at any time. We talk a lot about the Futurity in this issue - from results from this year’s show to a 125th feature on the history of the Futurity. Also included in this issue is the entry form for the 2018 Futurity, found on page 37 of the Midwest section. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call. Coming next month is our annual Red and White issue. If you would like to advertise, please give me a call by October 9 to reserve your ad space. We will also be featuring District 5. And juniors - time to start thinking about your ad for our annual youth issue in December. Ads for that issue will be due November 10. Membership renewals will be mailed soon - watch your mailboxes for that green postcard. And juniors, if you are planning on participating in contests and activities at the Junior Convention, your membership renewals need to be done by December 15. Don’t forget about our annual cover contest. Entries can be mailed or emailed and will be due November 15. Please send a high quality print or 300 dpi or higher electronic file. If you have any questions, please give me a call. Until next time...

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CALENDAR

OF

EVENTS

October 2015 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties Sept. 29-Oct. 3 World Dairy Expo, Madison 12 Mission Bell Farms Milking Herd & Select Heifer Dispersal, Tom & Jerry Jens, owners, Sheboygan Falls 24 Pioneer Dairy Classic, hosted by UW-Platteville Pioneer Dairy Club, Lancaster November 2015 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 7 Barron Fall Sale, Barron Pavillion 10 Deadline for WHA Distinguished Dairy Breeder and Distinguished Young Breeder applications 13 WHA Summer Intern applications due 15 Deadline for junior award forms for WHY Friend, Junior Progressive Breeder, Long Range Production, Junior Farm Trip and Essay contest entries 15 Young Adult Education Awards application due December 2015 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 1 Holiday Fashions at the Northern in cooperation with MD-Hillbrook Sales & Service, Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac 7-9 WI PEAKing at Christmas Tag Sale, managed by PEAK Genetics, Budjon Boarding, Lomira Future Dates Junior Convention Jan. 8-10, 2016 Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wis. Dells, hosted by Chippewa County Junior Holstein Association Jan. 6-8, 2017 Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wis. Dells, hosted by Dane County Junior Holstein Association Adult Convention Feb. 19-20, 2016 Holiday Inn Marshfield, Marshfield, hosted by Wood Co., 715-486-1500 Feb. 24-25, 2017 Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, hosted by Calumet Co. Midwest National Spring Show April 23, 2016 Alliant Energy Center, Madison April 29, 2017 Alliant Energy Center, Madison District Shows June 14, 2016 District 7 Show, Luxemburg June 24, 2016 District 10 Show, Fond du Lac WI Championship Show July 29-30, 2016 Alliant Energy Center, Madison July 10-11, 2017 Alliant Energy Center, Madison

Upcoming Issues November December

Red & White Issue ads due October 9 Youth Issue ads due November 10

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Accelerated Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Agri-Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Alpha Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 AttenBabler/Kim Voigts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Cybil Fisher Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Go-Sho Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Great Northern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Initial Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 International Protein Sires/Our Help . . . . . . . . . IBC Koepke Farms, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Kranzdale Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Mayer Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Merle Howard Agency/Steve Howard . . . . . . . . 29 NorthStar Cooperative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Origin Reproduction Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Pete’s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Rickert Bros. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman . . . . . . IFC & 29 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Select Sires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 ST Genetics

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 & 29

Sunshine Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Ultrascan, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

MIDWEST HOLSTEINS ADVERTISERS Buckhorn Acres Dispersal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Goers Family Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Hilltop Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Jenniton Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Marathon County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-44 Mission Bell Dairy Farms Dispersal . . . . . . . . 18 Pioneer Dairy Club Classic Sale . . . . . . . . . . 29 Ryan-Vu Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Holstein Association Representatives Sarah Trapp W16080 Merlin Road, Taylor, WI 54659 608-525-2901 cell: 608-628-1978 e-mail: strapp@holstein.com Chris Lyons W 5979 Lee Dr., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 920-563-1082 cell 920-723-2406 e-mail: clyons@holstein.com Mandi Ramsburg 1510 Silverstone Trail #2, De Pere, WI 54115 cell: 920-530-5023 e-mail: mramsburg@holstein.com 30–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2015

Selz-Pralle Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Siemers Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 Sugar Creek Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 UW-Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Violet Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Wargo Acres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16


October 2015 WI Holstein News  

October 2015 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring Midwest Holsteins, and Futurity and State Fair results.

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