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October 2012

Volume 84 No. 9

Midwest Holsteins issue Wisconsin State Fair Results WI Holstein Futurity Results 2015 WI Holstein Futurity Entry Form Breeder Profile: Fer-Crest Farms

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Craig-Kro Timber Hotshot EX-94 EX-96MS 3-06 328 30,072 3.9 1162 2.8 845

Dam of: Craig-Kro Damion HotRod at Triple Hill Sires Craig-Kro Jasper Hotwire VG-88 VG-88MS 1st lact. Craig-Kro Pronto Hotpants VG-85 VG-86MS at 2Y Her Dam: Craig-Kro Roy Hotseat EX-92 EX-95 MS, then 4 more homebred Excellents with EX-MS

Hotshot was 1st Aged Cow at District 7 this year and anchor of our 1st place Three Best Females along with 5-year-old Craig-Kro Durham Hotsy Totsy, EX-94 EX-94MS, and 3-year-old Craig-Kro Damion Hotbuns, EX-91 EX-92MS. All from the Hot family bred here at Craig-Kro. H Craig-Kro Linjet Misty EX-94 EX-93MS - Misty, Hotshot & Hotsy Totsy complete our 94-point Hat Trick standing in the barn here with the other 32 Holsteins PLUS Marlene’s three Jerseys. She took four Jerseys to the Jersey State Show and all four stood 3rd in their class - congrats!

H Want some help sorting out all of the high genomic or proven bulls? Let aAa help you - give me a call.

KROHLOW’S REGISTERED HOLSTEINS W4203 Shady Rd. Black Creek, WI 54106


Craig & Marlene Krohlow Ryan, Tiffany & Travis STOP IN & TALK COWS!

8/12 BAA: 112.8% - 20 EX, 16 VG, none lower

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Wisconsin Holstein Association 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 Phone (608) 356-2114 Fax (608) 356-6312

1-800-223-4269 Wisconsin Holstein News: Official Publication of the Wisconsin Holstein Association Published 11 months per year by Wisconsin Holstein Publications To Advertise: P.O. Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; Phone (608) 723-4933; Fax (608) 723-4973; e-mail: October 2012

VOLUME 84 No. 9

Features: 8 10 12 13 14 21

Breeder Profile: Fer-Crest Farms Wisconsin Holstein Futurity results 2015 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity entry form WHA to offer Educational Awards for Young Adults State Fair Results Mystic Valley Dairy hosts 2012 WHA State Picnic

Departments: 7 7 9 13 20 22 24 25 26

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs From the Office WHA Annual Supporters National Director’s Report Laura’s Holstein Letters: WHA Princess Laura Finley WHY Page Calendar of Events & Editor’s Comments Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers

On The Cover

This month’s cover features the 2012 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity winner, Siemers Goldwyn Glams-ET, owned by Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor and Lauren Siemers, Newton. For complete Futurity results, please turn to page 10. 4–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October, 2012

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

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION STAFF: Larry Nelson, Executive Director Laura Wackershauser, Editor/Advertising Manager Christianne Williams, Events & Financial Coordinator Sharon Maffei, Membership Coordinator

WISCONSIN HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS: Todd Stanek, President (2015)* - 715-456-8718 E15265 Hillview Dr., Fall Creek, WI 54742 Marci Walker, Vice President (2013) - 608-253-3003 N9178 Lewiston Station Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Paula Bovre, Secretary (2013) - 920-923-6991 W4226 State Rd. 23 East, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Matt Lippert, Exec. Committee (2015)* - 715-884-6578 5882 Cty. Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466 Chris McCullough, Exec. Committee (2013) - 608-934-1425 N2277 Cty. OK, Juda, WI 53550 Todd Borgwardt (2013) - 920-758-3133 12608 Newton Rd., Valders, WI 54245 Bill Calvert (2015) - 608-759-2080 6038 County Rd. J, Cuba City, WI 53807 Dan Cnossen (2014) - 715-302-1327 N4213 Oak Lane, Hatley, WI 54440 Kevin Jorgensen (2015) - 920-210-3992 801 Winter Ave., Waupun, WI 53963 Tracy Nelson (2014) - 715-307-1804 W5364 410th Ave., Ellsworth, WI 54011 Chad Ryan (2014) - 920-960-1449 N4067 Twin Oaks Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Kent Wendorf (2014) - 608-689-2201 E4210 Hwy. 56, Viroqua, WI 54665 *WILL HAVE SERVED TWO THREE-YEAR TERMS, INELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION

NATIONAL DIRECTOR: Corey Geiger - 920-650-0294, Mukwanago, WI Paul Buhr - 608-606-3480, Viroqua, 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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From the Office

Hello WHA members, October brings my one year anniversary here with the Wisconsin Holstein Association and it’s been quite a year of learning. As a member, I never recognized all the details that went into planning each of our events and programs in order to ensure it was a successful and positive experience for all of us. I appreciate your insight, support and most of all patience as I have settled in to my new role. It’s been a busy and exciting year here for all of us. One of our objectives for 2012 was to deliver information to our membership better. Earlier this year we rolled out a redesign of our website. I was fortunate enough to start before the 2012 Junior Convention in order to hear your questions and concerns as it pertained to the arrangement of information on the site. Your input was the driving force behind the redesign and we hope you have met your needs. Go to for the latest information on upcoming initiatives, deadlines, industry news and more! We will continue to tweak and upgrade our site as we move forward in order to meet your needs. If you have an upcoming sale, county meeting or activity; give me a ring or shoot me an email at and I will make sure I get it on our calendar of events. A few months back we started delivering more information via email. This will be an area we will continue to grow in order to keep you informed, as well as notify others of your upcoming events and activities. If you aren’t receiving these emails, please let us know. Either we don’t have your email on file or have an old email in our database. I promise we won’t “spam” you! You can expect to see a monthly e-newsletter highlighting junior and adult programs as well as recognizing outstanding members in our organization. And you can opt-out of these messages anytime you like. Expect to see 2013 membership renewals soon! New this year, we will be sending initial notices via email to valid ones on file. We now have the ability to process credit cards here at the office so you will be able to pay for your membership online or over the phone in order to make the process easier for you. For those of you without an email on file, expect to see our traditional post card in the mail in October. You can still give us a call in order to make your payment with a credit card. If you don’t receive a notice one of these two ways, give Sharon a ring and let her know. Also, make sure you validate your personal information listed on your account. We depend on you notifying us whenever you have updates to your account in order to keep our records accurate and to ensure we stay in touch with you. A number of junior and adult award forms are coming due this fall starting in October and going through the beginning of December. Distinguished Breeder and Younger Dairy Person applications are due into the office by November 10. This is a great way to celebrate your accomplishments as a Wisconsin Holstein Association member so please take a few moments to submit your application. There are many of you deserving of these awards! Planning for 2013 has already begun at the office. Every organization has opportunities for improvement in order to become better at what they do. That will be our focus into the next year. I have had great conversations with members throughout the year at annual meetings, summer shows and the state picnic offering input and ideas in order to make WHA even stronger. Fine-tuning programs, coaching and supporting event hosts and looking at new ways to broaden our reach will certainly be areas of focus this next year. Don’t hesitate to offer your ideas and thoughts. Though they may not happen overnight, rest assured you are being heard as we are noting them as we move forward. With a small staff we prioritize our focus on those that will make a positive impact for all members. If we haven’t had the opportunity to meet, feel free to stop by the World Dairy Expo booth or invite me out to an upcoming event in 2013. I put a lot of miles on this year meeting with and learning from members across the state. Expect to see a packet of materials this fall that will include a 2013 calendar of events for the Association. If your county has an upcoming event for next year and would like me to be a part of it, let me know. I won’t be able to make them all myself so it will be on a first come, first serve basis. For those events I can’t make, I will make sure you have priority for the following year. We will do our best to have a representative on hand for you regardless. Finally, I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Chris, Sharon and Laura here at the office as well the WHA Board of Directors for all their help, support and insight over the year. Though I grew up in the Association, there are a lot pieces to the puzzle and their advice and input has meant the world to me. Keep in touch! Larry Nelson, WHA Execute Director

Wisconsin Holstein Briefs J Congratulations to Danielle Brown, the second place winner of National Dairy Shrine’s Student Recognition Awards. She was inadvertently left off of the list of winners in last month’s issue. U Congratulations and best wishes to Tyler & Shannon Fust, Wausau, who were married on August 11, 2012. R Congratulations to Dave & Connie (Hageman) McCullough, Juda, who were married on August 25, 2012. Best wishes to the newlyweds! O Craig & Jessica Windle, Withee, welcomed son Caleb Owen on July 3, weighing 5 lbs. 5 oz & 18 inches long. He joins big sister Kaya. Congrats! E Our condolences to the family of Tiffany Langteau who passed away recently. A full obituary is printed below. The Wisconsin Holstein News encourages readers and members to submit information for the Wisconsin Holstein Briefs column. We are looking for news of a wedding, birth announcement, award winner or death that Wisconsin Holstein breeders should know about. High quality, submitted photos will be printed if space is available. Please submit your information to the Wisconsin Holstein News by mail at PO Box 49, Lancaster, WI 53813; or email to

Obituaries Tiffany Langteau

Tiffany J. Langteau, 21, was tragically killed in a car accident September 4, 2012. Born on November 21, 1990 in Marshfield to Steven and Kathryn Langteau of Stetsonville, Tiffany leaves behind her parents, a sister, Heidi, a brother Joshua, maternal grandparents Bob and Jeanette Edelburg of Rib Lake, paternal grandfather, Edward Langteau of Abbotsford, Godfather, Larry Brandl of Medford and a very special friend John Lawfer of Kent, IL. Tiffany graduated from Medford High School and was starting her senior year at UW-River Falls studying agriculture communications and marketing. Cows were her life. She received the American FFA Degree and was active in the UW-River Falls Dairy Club. She also enjoyed 4-H, cooking, photography and gardening. She recently completed a summer internship with ABS Global working with their GMS program and served as the 2011 National Red & White Dairy Cattle Association Intern. She was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Stetsonville, the National Holstein Association and the National Red and White Dairy Cattle Association. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the family for future designations.

Join the MOO-SER EXPRESS Team for Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin’s “Walk for Thought” Kyle Moser, family and friends will be participating in the BIAW “Walk for Thought” on Saturday, October 6 at Houska Park in LaCrosse. There are also walks on the same day at Carson Park in Eau Claire and Milwaukee County Zoo in Milwaukee. If you would like to contribute to the Moo-Ser Express team with Kyle Moser, please visit the website to make an online donation or call BIAW at 1-800-882-9282. For more information, contact Kyle at 413 Coon Prairie Ave., Westby, WI 54667 or e-mail: Donations will be accepted at any time. Kyle would like to thank all that take action. Brain injuries can happen to anyone at anytime. Please show your support by going to

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Fer-Crest Farms Brandon Ferry & Shianne Lurvey, Hilbert By Amy Ryan

It was during Shi’s freshman year and Brandon’s first year of Short Course that the two met and their similarities have united them since. While at school, they were both involved in the dairy cattle judging teams, Brandon Ferry & Shianne Lurvey where Shi’s team placed 8th in the Intercollegiate Judging Contest and Brandon’s team was 3rd in the Post Secondary Judging Contest. Brandon and Shi have shared their judging knowledge while coaching the Fond du Lac County 4-H Dairy Judging Team for the last four years with Chad Ryan and Chris Pollack. They helped to coach the team to four state dairy judging contests and most recently coached the Senior team that placed third at the National 4-H Dairy Judging contest. This finish hen Brandon Ferry and Shianne Lurvey met while attending the earned the team and coaches a two-week trip to Scotland where they University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006, they both shared a competed in a contest and toured Scotland, Ireland and London. Along with competing in judging contests as judges and coaches and passion for the dairy industry and the Registered Holstein cow. Little did they know that six years later after that chance meeting through mutual exhibiting cattle at World Dairy Expo, this show has another special friends, their individual passion and goals would become one and they meaning for Brandon and Shi. In 2011, the couple got engaged at Expo and are planning a May 2013 wedding. One year before Brandon started would be developing their own herd of dairy cattle. Brandon grew up working with his parents, Tim and Lisa, and sister, UW-Madison FISC, he started traveling around the U.S. fitting and Michelle, on their Holstein farm, Fer-Li, outside of Pickett. While his father clipping cattle for shows and sales. He says this was very beneficial as it was somewhat involved in the registered dairy cattle business, Brandon’s allowed him to meet new people, make new connections and pick up first taste of the showring came when his family bought an Ayrshire in the different philosophies and ideas. After he graduated with a two-year certificate in Dairy Farm Moy-Ayr dispersal at the Great Northern Sales Arena back in 2001. Moy-Ayr Hermans Melvina went on to be an exciting cow for Management, he continued to travel until November of 2010 when his Brandon as she was entered at World Dairy Expo and would be the first parents began a new business venture farming with friend Andy Schuh in animal he exhibited there. She finished fifth that year in the Four-Year- the Brillion area. At that time, Brandon and Shi began renting his parent’s home farm. Old class and went on to later be named Reserve Grand Champion They continued to rent and farm there until earlier this year, when the Ayrshire at the Wisconsin Junior State Fair two other years. Brandon’s first Registered Holstein purchase came in 2004, when opportunity arose for them to purchase their own farm in Hilbert. They Rick and Paula Bovre helped him find Platte-Vu Reg Fire-Red VG-88 as moved the Fer-Crest herd to its new home in April 2012. Their farm is home to 90 cows (84 Holsteins and 6 Jerseys) and 70 a fall calf at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Classic Sale. Fire grew into an outstanding fall yearling and became Brandon’s second heifers. The barn has 67 tie-stalls and four boxstalls. Heifers, dry cows and exhibition at World Dairy Expo, where she placed third in the 2005 switch cows are housed in freestalls with the option to go on pasture. The milk cow barn stalls and floors of the heifer and calf barns are lined with International Red and White Holstein Show. Kraiburg Cow Comfort mats. These finishes along with The current rolling herd average support and encouragement from on 74 cows at Fer-Crest is 23,143 3.8 his family and friends renewed 818 3.2 678 and their BAA is 110.6. Brandon’s interest in the industry and They own 40 acres of land around Registered Holsteins. For this reason, the farm, on which alfalfa is raised, he decided to attend the University of while they purchase the rest of their Wisconsin-Madison Farm and feed. Their milking cow TMR Industry Short Course. consists of haylage, corn silage, a Originally from the Lone Rock protein mix, dry corn and wheat. area, Shi, her brother, Dwayne and They also top dress this ration with two sisters, Shannon and Sierra, grew dry hay. up on her parents 45-cow Registered The calves are raised on pasteurHolstein farm, Hiddenway Holsteins. ized milk, grain and hay up until Shi’s parents Tom and Mary, also eight weeks of age, when they then encouraged her involvement in showmove into the weaning pen before ing at the county, district and state entering the heifer facility at three levels. Her participation there sparked months old. In this heifer facility, they her interest in dairy cattle showing receive a ration of haylage and corn and judging and prompted her to silage with a top dress hay and pursue a degree at the University of protein pellet. Wisconsin-Madison. O-C-E-C Ranger Sassy-Red-ET EX-91 3E


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Brandon and Shi share the overall goal of breeding a high type herd daughters include Fer-Crest Dundee Misty-ET EX-90, Fer-Crest Dundee with solid production and they are working with some strong foundation Mahogany-ET EX-90 2E and Fer-Crest Aspen Mitzy EX-90. Mahogany’s cows to achieve that goal. First and foremost is the previously mentioned daughter by Douglas-ET, Fer-Crest Douglas Maple is EX-91 second calf. Stelbro Regan-Red daughter, Platte-Vu Reg Fire-Red VG-88 and her Next is Windy-Knoll-View RKB PR EX-94 3E, a Red Marker mother, O-C-E-C Ranger Sassy-Red-ET EX-91 3E, two cows that have daughter that descends from the Ultimate Pala family. Brandon and Shi served as the foundation for the red genetics in the herd. They have also purchased PR in the 2008 Celebration Sale and fresh again this year, she sold daughters of Sassy as well as embryos from both Sassy and Fire. was first 125,000-pound cow, Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand At 5-10, Fire had a 365-day record of Champion at the District 10 Holstein 25,488 with 3.8 percent and 968 fat and Show. PR currently has a daughter by 3.0 percent and 755 protein. Along with Gillette Jordan and will continue to be placing well as a Fall Yearling in the flushed. International Red and White Show, she A more recent addition to the herd, won the Fond du Lac County Two-YearCobequid Spumantes Beaute EX-96 3E Old Futurity back in 2006. She has two was purchased privately in 2010. This 2004 Very Good daughters, Fer-Crest Rdstar Reserve All-American Five-Year-Old and Firestar*RC VG-86 (by Stookey Elmpark 2001 Reserve All-Canadian Junior TwoRedstar) and Fer-Crest Tlnt Flame-Red Year-Old is a permanent flush cow and VG-86 (by Ladino Park Talent IMP-ET) currently has daughters by Regancrest and one granddaughter Fer-Crest Lheros Elton Durham-ET and Gillette Jordan. Fireflash VG-85 (by Comestar Lheros). In addition to caring for their own Brandon was so pleased with Fire’s cattle, Brandon and Shi house cattle for accomplishments, he decided to purchase other individuals. Miss Duckett Durham her dam, Sassy in the Platte-Vu Dispersal Beauty-ET VG-86, a Durham daughter of in 2005. She also became a prolific flush Beaute owned by Cal Dewitt, who was cow, producing two Excellent daughters 2011 HHM Junior All-American Fall Ms Ryan-Vu Expo Maroon EX-92 and four Very Good daughters in the herd Yearling and 2010 Junior All-American Fall as well as one Excellent and two Very Calf, is one of those cows. Additionally, Good daughters in other herds. they own cattle with numerous partners One of those daughters, Fer-Crest including Forest-Ridge Holsteins, Ryan-Vu Advent Sasha-Red-ET VG-88 carried on Holsteins, Luke Lensmire and Jersey her family’s show winning tradition by enthusiasts Jason Fremstad and Greg and placing third as a Senior Two-Year-Old at Joel Bourne of Ohio. the 2009 Midwest National Spring Show, As mentioned earlier, Brandon and second and best udder at the District 10 Shi’s vision for the future is to develop a Holstein Show and eighth in the strong home-bred herd of high type cows International Red and White Show later with solid production and they are working that year. Sasha had a 2-01 305-day record with the above cow families to do this. of 25,205 pounds of milk, with a 4.1 Some of the sires they are currently using percent and 975 pounds of fat and 3.0 include: Toc-Farm Goldsun-ET, Allyndalepercent and 746 pounds of protein. She I Attic, Maple-Downs-I GW Atwood-ET, has two daughters in the herd, one by KHW Kite Advent-Red-ET, Comestar Dudoc Mr. Burns-ET and another by Lauthority, Gillette Jordan and Gillette Smithden Aaron. Windbrook. Windy-Knoll-View RKB PR EX-94 3E Ms Ryan-Vu Expo Maroon EX-92, a While working with outstanding cows Budjon-JK Expo daughter that went back is a passion for both Brandon and Shi, they to Snow-N-Denises Dellia EX-95 GMD DOM, was purchased in the 2004 agree that the most rewarding part of their venture is the people that they Fond du Lac County Holstein Classic. Maroon had a 3-09 365-day record have met at different events. Brandon concludes by saying that acquiring of 44,421 pounds of milk, with a 3.4 percent and 1511 pounds of fat and different ideas from their industry connections, but most importantly, the 3.2 percent and 1433 pounds of protein and has three Excellent daughters support from friends they have made along the way has truly helped them and one Excellent granddaughter in the herd. The three Excellent as young breeders starting out in today’s industry.

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2012 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity by Labecca Johnson, WHA Summer Intern

Sixteen three-year-old Holstein cows became stars as they entered the Coliseum arena at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wis., on Saturday, August 11, 2012 to compete for first place in the 26th Annual Wisconsin Holstein Futurity. Paul Trapp was put to the test as official judge for the show that evening. Topping the class in both the junior and open division was Siemers Goldwyn Glams-ET owned by Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers and shown by Jordan Siemers of Newton, Wis. They received a $1,500 check from Badgerland Financial, major sponsor of the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity. Siemers Goldwyn Glams-ET also took home the honor of Best Udder and Top Bred and Owned. As first junior, Siemers received an award sponsored by Angela Davis-Brown of Ma-Brown Holsteins and Jerseys and $50 sponsored by the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association. Following close behind in second place was Ms Crescentmead Gld Aqua-ET owned by Jordan and Whitney Ebert of Algoma, Wis. She took home a check for $750 presented by International Protein Sires. She was also named the second place junior. Dorsland Dundee Dosequis-TW, owned by John Dorshorst of Dorsland Holsteins from Junction City, Wis., was the third star of the show. Agropur presented a check for $500 to Dorshorst and Dorsland Dundee Dosequis-TW. Receiving top honors for milk production was Indianhead Fine First Place, front - l to r: Fairest of the Fairs Richelle Kastenson and Triumph, exhibited by Bob Schauf of Indianhead Holsteins of Barron, WHA Princess Laura Finley. Back: Connor Siemers, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Wis. Indianhead Fine Triumph also received recognition for the top Krista Kasten representing Badgerland Financial, Sherry Siemers-Peterman, combined fat and protein award. Dan Siemers, Jordan Siemers holding Siemers Goldwyn Glams-ET, Judge Paul As usual, exhibitors paraded their animals around the arena dressed in nothing less than their best. The Holstein Futurity is different from a Trapp, Alice in Dairyland Rochelle Ripp and WHA Princess Attendant Anna Blake. traditional show because exhibitors trade in their show whites for tuxedos, suits, and formal gowns to compete for the title of best dressed. Each exhibitor looked like a star in his or her formal apparel; however, only three best-dressed individuals were named. Each best-dressed individual received a photo frame and a cash award. The Wisconsin Holstein Association and Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association sponsored the Best Dressed awards. Best Dressed Junior went to Carley Krull from Lake Mills, Wis., exhibiting Krull Damion Ego. Kyle Natzke from Fond du Lac, Wis., exhibiting Philmardo Jolie Jasper was awarded Best Dressed Male. Finally, Best Dressed Female went to Chelsea Holschbach of Baraboo, Wis., exhibiting Heatherstone Razzy-Red-ET. The purpose of the Futurity is to help promote the dairy industry to the general public and display the care and dedication Holstein breeders have for their animals and the products they produce. These animals are nominated by their owners as young calves in the hopes of developing into three-year-old Second Place, l to r: WHA Princess Laura Finley, Fairest of the Fairs star-worthy cows. The cows exhibited at this year’s Futurity were entered in Richelle Kastenson, WHA Princess Anna Blake, Whitney Ebert holding 2009. Ms Crescentmead Gld Aqua-ET, Alice in Dairyland Rochelle Ripp Sponsors for this year’s event include Badgerland Financial, International and Judge Paul Trapp. Protein Sires, Agropur, Brian Greenman - Rural Mutual Insurance Agent, Lirr Farms and Ma-Brown Holsteins and Jerseys. In addition, A.I. companies contribute prize money towards best udder, top milk production, and top fat and protein production. Following the show, a meal was provided for the exhibitors, dignitaries, and show help. The meal included steak sandwiches and pork chops provided at reduced costs by the Wisconsin Pork Producers and the Wisconsin Cattleman Association. Baked Potatoes were provided at reduced cost by the Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary. Milk chugs and cream puffs were donated by Golden Guernsey and the Wisconsin Bakers Association respectively. Moriah Brey and Laura Herschleb served as the Mistresses of Ceremonies for the evening. Dignitaries in attendance included major sponsors: Badgerland Financial representative, Krista Kasten and Agropur representative, David Hitner. The Futurity also had several royalty in attendance, including Wisconsin Holstein Princess Laura Finley, Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant Anna Blake, Alice in Dairyland Rochelle Ripp, and Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs, Third Place, l to r: WHA Princess Laura Finley, Fairest of the Fairs Richelle Kastenson. Several Green and Dane County Dairy Queens and Richelle Kastenson, WHA Princess Attendant Anna Blake, David Hitner Princesses circulated through the crowd asking dairy trivia questions and representing sponsor Agropur, John Dorshorst holding Dorsland Dundee rewarded correct answers with a coupon for a grilled cheese sandwich sponsored Dosequis-TW, Alice in Dairyland Rochelle Ripp and Judge Paul Trapp. by the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Committee. 10–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2012

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Futurity Final Placings Best Dressed Junior Carley Krull with WHA Princess Laura Finley

1st Place - Sponsored by Badgerland Financial $1250 Siemers Goldwyn Glams-ET Sire: Braedale Goldwyn Owner: Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Conner & Lauren Siemers, Newton Exhibitor: Jordan Siemers Best Udder of Show Top Bred & Owned sponsored by Lirr Farms 2nd Place - Sponsored by International Protein Sires $750 Ms Crescentmead GLD Aqua-ET Sire: Braedale Goldwyn Owner: Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma Exhibitor: Whitney Ebert 3rd Place - Sponsored by Agropur $500 Dorsland Dundee Dosequis-TW Sire: Regancrest Dundee-ET Owner & Exhibitor: John Dorshorst, Junction City 4th Place

Emerald-ACR-VR Flirtin-ET Sire: KHW Kite Advent-Red-ET Owner & Exhibitor: Becky Hammann, Barron

5th Place

Marah-Delight Distinct-ET Sire: Comestar Stormatic Owner: Chad & Mark Ryan, Fond du Lac Exhibitor: Christy Oemichen

6th Place

Heatherstone Razzy-Red-ET Sire: KHW Kite Advent-Red-ET Owner: Chelsea Holschbach, Baraboo Exhibitor: Chelsea Holschbach

7th Place

Indianhead Fine Triumph Sire: Penn-Gate Finest Owner: Robert Schauf, Barron Exhibitor: Robert Schauf Top Milk, Fat & Protein Winner

8th Place

Rosedale Dream Big-ET Sire: Picston Shottle Owner: Rosedale Genetics and Jordan and Whitney Ebert, Algoma Exhibitor: Chad Ryan

9th Place

Philmardo Jolie Jasper Sire: Wilcoxview Jasper-ET Owner: Kayli & Kalista Hodorff & Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac Exhibitor: Kyle Natzke

Best Dressed Female Chelsea Holschbach with WHA Princess Laura Finley

Best Dressed Male Kyle Natzke with WHA Princess Laura Finley

Top Milk, Fat & Protein Award WHA Princess Laura Finley and Bob Schauf on the halter of Indianhead Fine Triumph

10th Place Krull Jasper Eventful, Sire: Wilcoxview Jasper-ET Owner & Exhibitor: Cassy Krull, Lake Mills 11th Place Indianhead Jasper Emma-ET Sire: Wilcoxview Jasper-ET Owner: Robert Schauf, Barron Exhibitor: Jacob Pintens 12th Place Holtland Pronto Dakota Sire: Windy-Knoll-View Pronto Owner: Holtland Holsteins, Fennimore Exhibitor: Jeremy Holthaus 13th Place Emerald-ACR-VR Frilly-ET Sire: KHW Kite Advent-Red-ET Owner: Becky Hammann, Barron 14th Place Kinyon Jasper Julie Sire: Wilcoxview Jasper-ET Owner: Sean Brown & Jessica James, Dodgeville Exhibitor: Sean Brown 15th Place Krull Jasper Ember Sire: Wilcoxview Jasper-ET Owner: Brian & Cindy Krull, Lake Mills Exhibitor: Seth Elsner 16th Place Krull Damion Ego Sire: Erbacres Damion Owner & Exhibitor: Carley Krull, Lake Mills wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2012-11

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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.

Mail Futurity Entry to: Wisconsin Holstein Association, 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913

Address ___________________________________________________________________________ Signature of Exhibitor_________________________________________

Name of Owner __________________________________________________________________________________ Phone _______________________________________

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

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Fee Schedule: Payment of $35 per animal due by January 1, 2013; Late entries will be accepted from January 2 - April 30, 2013 for $50 per animal.



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

2015 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, 2011 through August 31, 2012 is eligible for the 2015 Wisconsin Holstein Futurity. FEES: Entries, along with $35 per animal, must be postmarked on or before January 1, 2013. Animals may be late entered from January 2 - April 30, 2013 for $50 per animal. Full entry fees must accompany entry form or sent within the appropriate time noted above. PURSE: The purse in this event shall consist of all monies received by the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity (plus interest earned) as nomination fees, less the actual expenses incurred in its promotion and management. All Futurity monies shall be kept in a separate Futurity Fund and used only for Futurity purposes. The purse in this event will be divided among the first forty Futurity placings as follows: 1st place winner - 15% plus sponsorship monies 2nd................12% Next ten places ........2% each 3rd...................9% Next ten places .....1.5% each 4th...................8% Next fifteen places ...1% each 5th...................6% (If 100% of purse money is not distributed by above breakdown, the balance will be split equally amongst all participants.) REFUNDS: When nomination fees and the payment in connection with the Futurity are received, they are committed for the purse of this event and no refunds will be made, whether or not the animal is shown or its eligibility discontinued by owner. In the event however, that any condition should arise which prevents the showing of the

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NATIONAL DIRECTOR’S REPORT Dear Holstein Breeders, For those who have been following negotiations on the future of genetic evaluations, you may have noticed it has been somewhat quiet since June’s National Convention in Springfield, Mo. For the most part that has been somewhat true, as formal meetings have not taken place between those involved with assembling and carrying out genetic evaluations. However, our national Holstein leaders have made several trips to Washington, D.C., to discuss Holstein’s position on the matter. During that dialogue, our leadership team has been assured that there are not any time restrictions in place at USDA that state when evaluations would need to be conducted by the private sector. Since our convention our leadership has had fruitful discussions with leaders from NDHIA. The voting members of the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding are scheduled to meet and discuss a new version of the proposed Cooperative Agreement October 7 and 8. On the youth front, Holstein Association USA’s 2013 Distinguished Junior Member (DJM) and Young Distinguished Junior Member (YDJM) applications are now available at As you know, these awards recognize the most accomplished members of the National Junior Holstein Association, the highest honor given by the Association to youth. Entry materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2013, to be eligible. Following recommendations from the Junior Advisory Committee, which were approved by the board of directors, applications for both the DJM and YDJM contests have been significantly revamped. Those familiar with the contest in previous years should make note of the changes before working on 2013 applications. Many sections were combined or shortened, reducing the total length of the required entry portfolio. In addition, a video section has been added to the application. To help explain the changes and answer any questions youth or youth leaders may have about the application, Holstein Association USA will be hosted an informational webinar on the subject. To watch the YouTube 13-minute video, go to and click on “Watch video with tips on applying for the DJM award” found in the right hand portion of the web page. Our next national board meeting is scheduled for November 14 and 15. If you have any matters that should be brought to our attention, please give us a call. Your National Directors, Paul Buhr, Leroy Eggink, Corey Geiger and Boyd Schaufelberger

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 2013. To apply for a Young Adult Award, interested applicants should call the WHA office or visit the website at Applicants must be a member of the Wisconsin Holstein Association and their primary source of income should be from the farm. Educational events include, but are not limited to, Young Dairy Leader’s Institute, World Dairy Expo, and World Ag Expo. Applications must be submitted by November 15 and winners will be announced prior to the 2013 Adult Convention. For more information or an application, visit the WHA website at or call the office at 1-800-223-4269.

See what one of our 2011 winners had to say about her experience... Sara Byl, Cushing

Herd size: 145 head

Member since 1996

What dairy industry event did you attend and what did you learn from the event? I attended the Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) through the Holstein Foundation. YDLI is a national program that teaches leadership and communication skills to young adults 22-45 in the dairy industry. As a member of the seventh class, I learned how to be a better speaker and how to speak confidently to the public on agricultural issues. YDLI opened my eyes on how we need to be proactive in the dairy industry to promote our wonderful products and to teach the public about how we operate our farms. Why did you complete the YAC Educational Award application? Being a self-employed dairy farmer my expenses to attend an event like YDLI would have been all on my own. So I applied for this scholarship and was fortunate enough to receive $500 toward the event. I was also awarded a scholarship for both years from my creamery, Burnett Dairy Co-Op to attend YDLI. Without the YAC Educational Award Scholarship and my scholarship from Burnett Dairy Co-Op it would have been really hard for me to attend YDLI. Thank you YAC Committee for sponsoring me and giving me the opportunity to attend such a great event! Would you recommend others to complete the Educational Award application? I would recommend any Wisconsin Holstein member that is 21-45 to apply for this scholarship. It is a great way to help cover costs in order to attend an industry event or educational program like YDLI. It allows you to network with others and be a part of our great industry events that you may not have been able to attend without the additional funds. You can attend most any event in the industry!

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2012 Wisconsin State Fair

Junior State Fair August 2 & 3 • West Allis, WI

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 The Wisconsin Junior State Fair Holstein show was held on Thursday, second place trophies for the Holstein Show. August 2 and Friday, August 4 at the State Fair Park in West Allis. Judge Justin The top five animals for each class or group are listed. For more complete placings, Burdette of Mercersburg, Penn., and Associate Judge Bob Sabo, Green Bay, please visit our website at or the Wisconsin State Fair Wis., placed a total of 593 head of Holsteins over the two day show, including website at 290 calves, 256 yearlings and 47 cows. The junior dairy show certainly lived Spring Calf (36): 1. Siemers Braxton Alexa-ET, Jake Siemers, Kiel up to its reputation as the largest junior dairy show in the world with a total 2. K-Manor GC Macie-ET, Sydney Love, Blanchardville 3. Round-Hill of 872 head being shown in all breeds during the two-day show. Braxton For Real, Whitney Ebert, Algoma 4. (JrB&O) KNH-Endres Following a large, high quality calf show on Thursday, Judges Palermo Jynx, Mikayla Endres, Lodi 5. 2nd-Look Avatar 8319, Kalista Burdette and Sabo crowned their Hodorff, Eden Calf Champions with a pair of Winter Calf – Group 1 (33): winning Fall Calves. Selected as 1. Welsh-Edge Fever Huggable, Calf Champion was Siemers Dstry David Petersheim, Viroqua Sunraygal-ET exhibited by Cara 2. Siemers Sid Whip 17669, Josh Biely, Reedsville. Reserve Calf Siemers, Kiel 3. Hebertview Attic Champion was Bella-Ridge Go For Rosie-ET, Nicholas Schuster, Fond Broke-ET exhibited by Kayla du Lac 4. Hoesly Hvezda Pasadena, Krueger, Marion. Judge Burdette Lukas Wymer, Brodhead 5. Rockcommented on the champion calf N-Hill-II Astero Crumb, Rachel saying “She’s lights out. She’s one McCullough, Juda (JrB&O) Irishincredible heifer and she has a great Meadow Aftrsc Winonna, Matthew future. She has the size and scale and O’Leary, Brandon a lot of quality all the way through.” Winter Calf – Group 2 (38): He went on to say the reserve cham1. Siemers Guthre Hayasdoll-ET, pion “follows the same pattern with Vanessa Roberts, Whitelaw her extreme style and balance. 2. Hoesly Hvezda Kiss Me-Red, Friday morning started bright Paige Hoesly, Brodhead 3. Nobland Grand Champions - WHA Princess Laura Finley, Judge Justin Burdette, and early with the yearling classes. Hvezda Pancake, Ashley Spease, Nicholas Schuster with Blondin Jasper Billabing, Jordan Ebert with Selected as Yearling Champions Lancaster 4. Milksource Gldwn Mar-Linda-K Affirm Raelynn, and WHA Princess Attendant Anna Blake Jessica-ET, Benjamin Powers, were the two winning Fall Yearlings, Unique Alexander Resist exhibited Menomonie 5. Hi-Lo-Valley Brax by Chloe Vosters of Freedom and Nika-ET, Austin Yager, Highland Whitnell Duplex Layla-ET exhibited by Winter Calf – Group 3 (35): Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Cleveland. 1. MS Damion Jasper, Adrianna Lau, Judge Burdette commented that the Lancaster 2. Budjon-JK In An Enstantchampion yearling “excels in size, scale ET, Jake Siemers, Kiel 3. Emerald-Acrand width and has that openness and Vr R-Fargo, Katelyn Zeamer, De Pere dairy quality. She also has that tremen4. Krull Larson Dirty Girl-Red, Carley dous footh and leg.” He went on to say Krull, Lake Mills 5. Briccows Sid Foot“you’ve got to admire the tremendous ball-ET, Riley Bricco, Marion (JrB&O) quality to her, the silky hide that she has Blue-Haven-LTD HZ Magic-Red, and her angularity” about the reserve Bryce Zettle, Juda champion heifer. Fall Calf – Group 1 (54): 1. V-View Biely’s Calf Champion was selected Destry Mariah-Red-ET, Savannah as overall Junior Champion followed by Micke, Seymour 2. Milksource Fever Vosters’ Yearling Champion as Reserve. Junior Champions - WHA Princess Attendant Anna Blake, Judge Ripple, Haley Vosters, Kaukauna Judge Burdette congratulated all of the Justin Burdette, Cara Biely with Siemers Dstry Sunraygal-ET, Chloe 3. Nobland Fever Barbie, Ashley Spease, exhibitors and commented that they Vosters with Unique Alexander Resist, Kayla Krueger with honorable Lancaster 4. Maple Home Fever Nessa, “really appreciated the quality of the mention Bella-Ridge Go For Broke-ET and Associate Judge Bob Sabo. Brooke Reichert, Sheboygan Falls heifer show. We saw heifers that can go 5. Hilrose Braxton Precious-ET, Kiana to the next level and will compete at a high level... We love this fall call. Gasch, Brillion (JrB&O) Look-N-Up Charity, Jacob Pintens, Dallas She’s got a beautiful frame, quality from end to end, extreme size and scale, Fall Calf – Group 2 (47): 1. Siemers Dstry Sunraygal-ET, Cara Biely, feminity and a beautiful leg. She’s the perfect combination for a fall calf.” Reedsville 2. Siemers Sid Hayanna-ET, Josh Siemers, Kiel 3. Bella-Ridge Following with the fall yearling, he said “she has tremendous quality, more Gin Blossom, Darren Kamphuis, Brandon 4. D-Force G W Atwood height to her front end, more depth and a little wider all the way through” Anaconda, Jared Buske, Brownsville 5. Teemar Paul Top, Rachel Paul, than the honorable mention heifer. Luxemburg (JrB&O) KNH-Endres Deuce Lainey, Cole Endres, Lodi After a short break, the Holstein cows entered the ring. Judge Fall Calf – Group 3 (45): 1. Bella-Ridge Go For Broke-ET, Kayla Burdette selected Nicholas Schuster’s 4-Year-Old, Blondin Jasper Billabing Krueger, Marion 2. Fischerdale Fever Estero-ET, Elizabeth Sarbacker, as the Senior and Grand Champion cow over Jordan Ebert’s Mar-Linda- Verona 3. Linerway Braxton Alfalfa-ET, Jade Pinter, Curtiss 4. KampsK Affirm Raelynn. He commented “you have to love the frame on this Hollow D Applause, Sarah Endres, Waunakee 5. Siemers Brax Fear-Hot4-Year-Old, she has so much quality and is silky hided from end to end. ET, Krista Styer, Menomonie (JrB&O) KNH-Endres Seaver Onika, She has that tremendous mid-section, width through the chest floor and Mikayla Endres, Lodi she’s a cow that grabs your attention when she walks through the ring.” The Calf Champion: Siemers Dstry Sunraygal-ET, Cara Biely, Reedsville Reserve Champion got the nod because “you have to love her udder. She’s Reserve Calf Champion: Bella-Ridge Go For Broke-ET, Kayla just fresh and is going to get better and better. She just has a little more Krueger, Marion maturity in the frame than the honorable mention Junior 3-Year-Old.” Summer Yearling – Group 1 (44): 1. Alfalawn Lauthority Larae, Sarah The showmanship contest was held on Saturday with over 700 youth Styer, Menomonie 2. Miksource Bxtn Lollipop-ET, Kara Vosters, Freedom taking part in the different age groups. Several Wisconsin Junior Holstein 3. Milksource Braxtn Loreal-ET, Gina Sayler, Freedom 4. Go-Make Balt members won their respective age groups, with Jordan Siemers being Destination, Jenifer Krull, Bonduel 5. (JrB&O) Joliam Alexandr 4064, 14–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2012

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2012 Wisconsin Junior State Fair Class Winners

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Ryan Pralle, Humbird Summer Yearling – Group 2 (41): 1. Siemers Fvr Hiadream-ET, Jordan Siemers, Newton 2. Stranshome Gold Saffron-ET, Jordan Ebert, Algoma 3. Siemers Fvr Haya-Delite-ET, Tiffany Roberts, Whitelaw 4. Milksource Laurin Connie-ET, Benjamin Powers, Menomonie 5. Krueger-Crest Damion Stevi, Kayla Krueger, Marion (JrB&O) JeffreyWay Tilguard, Brooks Hendrickson, Belleville Spring Yearling – Group 1 (33): 1. Crestbrooke Gap Torrie-ET, Laura Finley, Lake Mills 2. Siemers Fever Hias-Diva-ET, Brooke Roberts, Whitelaw 3. Forest-Ridge Middleton-Red, Casey Ruplinger, Mt. Calvary 4. (JrB&O) Krull Fever Eyecatcher, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills 5. MS Showstine Asteroid Wedge, Karlye Weber, Loyal Spring Yearling – Group 2 (36): 1. Milksource Bolivia Reba-ET, Carlie Ostrom, De Pere 2. Crackholm Fever Heat Island, Haley Vosters, Kaukauna 3. Vellhaven Al Braxton Miracle, Cystal Siemers-Peterman, Cleveland 4. Special-M Alexander Beauty, Abigail Martin, Janesville 5. (JrB&O) Joliam Fever Lavish 4006, Nicole Pralle, Humbird Winter Yearling – Group 1 (28): 1. Siemers Dundee Goldn-One-ET, Jordan Siemers, Newton 2. (JrB&O) Berryridge GW Atwd Spice, Cassie Endres, Waunakee 3. Randmar Atwood Renita, Dane Thompson, Almena 4. Fustead Sanchez Elma-ET, Mason Jauquet, Pulaski 5. Sunview Alexander Miami, Adam Field, Reedsburg Winter Yearling – Group 2 (21): 1. Brunland Sanchez Dakota, Kristen Broege, Janesville 2. Jauquet GW Atwood Janet, Hailey Jauquet, Luxemburg 3. Nehls-Valley Lheros Atlee, Taylor Egnarski, Watertown 4. Joliam Bando 3968, Ryan Pralle, Humbird 5. Berryridge Sanchez Tyra, Nicole Endres, Waunakee (JrB&O) Quarter-Mine Ledend Mojito, Tyler Klimpke, Oconto Falls Fall Yearling – Group 1 (28): 1. Whitnell Duplex Layla-ET, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Cleveland 2. (JrB&O) Dreamfix Alexander Mya, Dawson Nickels, Watertown 3. Black-Lion Purely Overrated, Jacob Ulezelski, Plymouth 4. Rose-Valley Lyster Rome, Hannah Ullom, Bloomer 5. Siemers Lthority Ash-Dee-ET, Lizi Endres, Waunakee Fall Yearling – Group 2 (25): 1. Unique Alexander Resist, Chloe Vosters, Freedom 2. Milksource Lewis Auburn, MacArthur Ostrom, De Pere 3. Crackholm Sanchez Kelly, Mike Moede, Algoma 4. Crave Dusk Penny 6262, Roseanne Crave, Waterloo 5. Gildale Stormatic TerahET, Elizabeth Watrud, Dodgeville (JrB&O) Diamondhead Brxtn Skittles, Shelbie Greidanus, Delavan Yearling Champion: Unique Alexander Resist, Chloe Vosters, Freedom Reserve Yearling Champion: Whitnell Duplex Layla-ET, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Cleveland Junior Champion: Siemers Dstry Sunraygal-ET, Cara Biely, Reedsville Reserve Junior Champion: Unique Alexander Resist, Chloe Vosters, Freedom Junior Champion Bred & Owned: Berryridge GW Atwd Spice, Cassie Endres, Waunakee Reserve Junior Champion Bred & Owned: Dreamfix Alexander Mya, Dawson Nickels, Watertown Junior 2-Year-Old (13): 1. (Best Udder) Milksource Advent Esther-ET, Eva Doornink, Baldwin 2. Nabholz Legendholm Sultry, Austen Schmidt, Cascade 3. (JrB&O) BHHD Lil Gold-ET, Nicole Ballweg, Dane 4. Badgerland Chinook Desiree, Brittany Palm, Sheboygan 5. Diamondhead Destry Tatum, Katie Greindanus, Delavan Senior 2-Year-Old (11): 1. Milksource Fortune Shine-ET, Kara Vosters, Freedom 2. (Best Udder) Hoesly Dundee Rhianna, Jake Hoesly, Brodhead 3. Nehls Valley Reg Peyton-Red, Seth Nehls, Hustisford 4. (JrB&O) Sellscrest S Candy Apple-Red, Andrew Sell, Watertown 5. Four-Hands Shottle Ginah, Meikah Dado, Amery Junior 3-Year-Old (5): 1. (Best Udder) Fisherdale Damion Reality, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona 2. Woodsline Linjet Karmen-ET, Amber Owen, Pulaski 3. Quad-R Lyman Mustang, Ryan Smith, Monticello 4. (JrB&O) Woodsline Mich Kaylyn, Cody Owen, Pulaski 5. Four-Hands Colby Jodee, Ethan Dado, Amery Senior 3-Year-Old (5): 1. (Best Udder) Milgene Advent Loyal, Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford 2. Ernest-Anthony Friday-ET, Jason Kearns, Gays Mills 3. Badgerland HiMetro Aimee, Brittany Palm, Sheboygan 4. (Production) Joliam Raven-Red, Jessica Pralle, Humbird 5. Quad Logical Brooklyn, Tanya Smith, Monticello 4-Year-Old (6): 1. Blondin Jasper Billabing, Nicholas Schuster, Fond du Lac 2. (Best Udder) Mar-Linda-K Affirm Raelynn, Jordan Ebert, Algoma 3. (JrB&O, Production) Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red-ET, Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford 4. Berryridge Goldwyn Absolute, Natalie Endres, Waunakee 16–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2012

5. Jeffrey-Way Tarita-TW, Breinne Hendrickson, Belleville 5-Year-Old (3): 1. (Best Udder) Ms Minor-Acres Butter-Red, Christopher Vomastic, Pulaski 2. (JrB&O, Production) Diamondhead Buckeye Spirit, Shelbie Greindanus, Delavan 3. Sunny-Valley Maman Hula-ET, Jake Brokish, Dodgeville 6-Year-Old & Older (4): 1. (Best Udder) Melarry Atlanta Nancy, Jenna Langer, DeForest 2. R-Sher Mr Sam Josie, Jonathon Manning, Eastman 3. Woodsline Durham Faith-ET, Cody Owen, Pulaski 4. Mission-Bell Alanta Snofall, Kelly Jens, Sheboygan Falls Senior & Grand Champion: Blondin Jasper Billabing, Nicholas Schuster, Fond du Lac Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: Mar-Linda-K Affirm Raelynn, Jordan Ebert, Algoma Senior & Grand Champion Bred & Owned of Show: Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red-ET, Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned of Show: BHHD Lil Gold-ET, Nicole Ballweg, Dane Reserve Supreme Champion: Blondin Jasper Billabing, Nicholas Schuster, Fond du Lac Reserve Supreme Champion Bred & Owned: Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red-ET, Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford Junior County Herd: 1. Manitowoc County 2. Dunn County Senior County Herd: 1. Dodge County 2. Outagamie County Holstein Showmanship Winners: 12 Year Old Winner – Jennifer Kleiman, Kewaunee 13 Year Old Winner – Katie Greidanus, Delavan 14 Year Old Winner – Nicole Pralle, Humbird 15 Year Old Winner – Jordan Siemers, Newton 16 Year Old Winner – Jessica Pralle, Humbird 17 Year Old Winner – Natalie Endres, Waunakee Supreme Champion Showman: Jordan Siemers, Newton

Calf Champions - Associate Judge Sabo, WHA Princess Finley, Cara Biely with Siemers Dstry Sunraygal-ET, Kayla Krueger with Bella-Ridge Go For Broke-ET, WHA Princess Attendant Blake, David Petersheim with honorable mention Welsh-Edge Fever Huggable and Judge Burdette.

Yearling Champions - WHA Princess Attendant Blake, Judge Burdette, Chloe Vosters with Unique Alexander Resist, Crystal Siemers-Peterman with Whitnell Duplex Layla-ET and Associate Judge Sabo.

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Wisconsin State Fair Open Show Sunday, August 12, West Allis

Judge: John Erbsen

Holstein Show - 36 Heifers, 22 Cows shown

Spring Calf (9): 1. Ryan-Vu Damion Relish, Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac 2. 2nd Look Avator 8319, Corey Hodorff, Eden 3. Majestic View Gold Sammy, Timothy Natzke, Fond du Lac 4. Milksource Wndbrk Aneko-ET, Booth Haven, Plymoth 5. Crescentmead Brxtn Alacazam, Troy Wendorf, Ixonia Winter Calf (8): 1. Mar-Linda-K Damion Harmony, Nicole Wright, Watertown 2. Krull Goldwyn Ellaritic-ET, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills 3. River-Pine Folton Fantasy, Kevin Bergdoll, Watertown 4. Red-Brae Smokin Sealy, Jeff & LeaAnn Bleck, Glenbeulah 5. Pa-JA-MA Hvezda Buffy, Paul & James Melius, Jackson Fall Calf (7): 1. Heatherstone Marsala-ET, Mike Holschbach, Baraboo 2. D-Force GW Atwood Anaconda, Bruce Vande Zande, Waupun 3. Crescentmead Pal Rhyan-ET, Troy Wendorf, Ixonia 4. Milksource Destry Dixie-ET, Troy Wendorf, Ixonia 5. Bleck Elisa Jasper Allie, Jeff & LeaAnn Bleck, Glenbeulah Summer Yearling (3): 1. Mar-Linda-K Dusk Vixie, Nicole Wright, Watertown 2. Hi-Line-Haven Sparkles-Red, Janean Boss, Monticello 3. Vir-Lee Sanchez Roz, Schwendimann Farms, Hartford Spring Yearling (5): 1. Krull Fever Eyecatcher, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills 2. Ourway Kite Candy, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn 3. East-Branch SS Princess, Jarek Family, Bonduel 4. Stonebank Reality Layla, Andrew Sell, Watertown 5. Ourway Damion Nadine-TW, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn Winter Yearling (1): 1. Schwendi Cadet Licorice, Schwendimann Farms, Hartford Fall Yearling(3): 1. St Jacobs Durchan Hanna-ET, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills 2. Random-Luck Buttercup, Lisa Caya, Darlington 3. East-Branch Braxton Angel, Jarek Family, Bonduel Junior Champion: Ryan-Vu Damion Relish, Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac Reserve Junior Champion: Mar-LindaK Damion Harmony, Nicole Wright, Watertown Junior 2 Year Old (3): 1. Roxy-Dane Spirte Rochelle, Seth Elsner, Fort Atkinson 2. Meyervilla Goldwyn China-ET, Tyler Meyer, Darien 3. Ourway Redliner Lerie, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn Senior 2 Year Old (6): 1. Ourway Terrason Electra, Ourway Holstein, Brooklyn 2. Willows-Edge Jasper Mace-ET, Samantha Reinders, Jackson 3. Straussdale Guage Felica, Straussdale Holsteins LLC, Lake Mills 4. Stone-TD Bubble Gum, Janean Boss, Monticello 5. PA-JA-MA Alexander Merrijo, Paul & James Melius, Jackson Junior 3 Year Old (2): 1. Bee-Bow Laurin Charco, Nicholas Schuster, Fond Du Lac 2. Rosedale Dream-Big-ET, Ebert Enterprises, Algoma Senior 3 Year Old (7): 1. Philmardo Jolie Jasper, Kayli & Kalista Hodorff, Eden 2. SRD IL Jasper Nantucket, Tyler Meyer, Darien 3. Marah Delight Distict-ET, Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac 4. Ms Crescentmead Gld Aqua-ET, Ebert Enterprises, Algoma 5. Kinyon Jasper Julie, Angela Davis-Brown, Dodgeville 4 Year Old (2): 1. Carldot Goldwyn Carlin, Rob Krohlow, Wauwatosa 2. Nook Spring Toystory Sylia, Jacob Solberg, Oregon 6 Year Old & Over (2): 1. Ourway Anticipation Nora, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn 2. Quinndale Goldwyn Dynamite, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn Senior & Grand Champion: Carldot Goldwyn Carlin, Rob Krohlow, Wauwatosa Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: Ourway Anticipation Nora, Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn Best Three Females: 1. Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn Produce of Dam: 1. Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn 2. Cassy Krull, Lake Mills Dam & Offspring: 1. Ourway Holsteins, Brooklyn 2. Angela DavisBrown, Dodgeville

Corey Lien with Ourway Anticipation Nora, Rob Krohlow with Carldot Goldwyn Carlin and WHA Princess Laura Finley Red & White Holstein Show 25 Heifers, 10 Cows shown

Spring Calf (5): 1. Lyn-Vale Reality Mylee-Red, Booth Haven, Plymouth 2. 2nd-Look Avalanche-Red, Corey Hodorff, Eden 3. El-Lyn Barbwire Mimic-Red, Booth Haven, Plymouth 4. Sunny-Views Luau-Red, Joseph DiGangi, Jackson 5. Sunny-Views Whiskey-Red, Joseph DiGangi, Jackson Winter Calf (8): 1. Hoesly Hvezda Kiss Me-Red, Paige Hoesly, Brodhead 2. Milksource So-Red-ET, Timothy Natzke, Fond du Lac 3. Milksource Dty Tanya-Red-ET, Willis Gunst, Poy Sippi 4. Lyn-Vale Barbie Doll-RedET, Bill Schultz, Plymouth 5. Krull Larsen Dirty Girl-Red, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills Fall Calf (4): 1. Budjon-Vail Deidra-Red-ET, Michael & Laura Rammer, Sheboygan 2. Milksource DY Karmel-Red-ET, Bradley Griswold, Ixonia 3. Crescentmead Att Mirage-Red, Troy Wendorf, Ixonia 4. Kulp-Dale Real Marla-Red, Mackenzie Shelnutt, Belmont Summer Yearling (2): 1. Double-D Destry Jester-Red, Andrew Sell, Watertown 2. Vande S Gulianna-Red-TW, Bruce Vande Zande, Waupun Spring Yearling (1): 1. El-Lyn Miss Mercedes-Red-ET, Booth Haven, Plymouth Winter Yearling (3): 1. Bainholm Clover Rebeca-Red, Jenna Langer, DeForest 2. Richohn Ad Alice-Red, Tyler Meyer, Darien 3. Lyn-Vale Reality Muriel-Red, Booth Haven, Plymouth Fall Yearling(2): 1. Milksource Cndr Lynn-Red-ET, Booth Haven, Plymouth 2. Scientific Decla Rae-Red-TW, Ashley Rickey, Cross Plains Junior Champion: Budjon-Vail Deidra-RedET, Michael & Laura Rammer, Sheboygan Reserve Junior Champion: Hoesly Hvezda Kiss Me-Red, Paige Hoesly, Brodhead Junior Best Three: 1. Bill Schultz, Plymouth Junior 2 Year Old (3): 1. Wilstar Lion K 7409-Red-ET, Corey Hodorff, Eden 2. Westphalia SS Amaryllis-Red, Troy Wendorf, Ixonia 3. (Best Udder) Standahl Frost Mistress-Red, Anders Lodahl, Theresa Senior 2 Year Old (1): 1. (Best Udder) Sellcrest S Candy Apple-Red, Andrew Sell, Watertown Junior 3 Year Old (2): 1. (Best Udder) Probert D Babette-Red, Kate Smith, Watertown 2. Standahl Leon Salsa-Red, Anders Lodahl, Theresa Senior 3 Year Old (1): 1. (Best Udder) Heatherstone Razzy-Red-ET, Mike Holschbach, Baraboo 4 Year Old (1): 1. (Best Udder) Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red-ET, Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford 5 Year Old (2): 1. (Best Udder) Hauve Advent Dreamy-Red-ET, Cassy continued on page 18 wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2012-17

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Krull, Lake Mills 2. Sellcrest Lou Bashful-Red, Ashley Rickey, Cross Plains Senior & Grand Champion: Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red-ET, Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion: Hauve Advent DreamyRed-ET, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills Produce of Dam: 1. Willis Gunst, Poy Sippi Dam & Offspring: 1. Cassy Krull, Lake Mills Premier Breeder & Exhibitor: Andrew Sell, Watertown

Ty Hildebrandt, Brett Hildebrandt with Milgene Advn Jezabel-Red-ET, Carley Krull with Hauve Advent Dreamy-Red-ET and WHA Princess Laura Finley

Farming Brings a Whole New Meaning to Pierce County Holstein Breeder

If there is one word that describes Tom Breeggemann of Mellow-Brook Registered Holsteins, Elmwood, Wisconsin, it would be “inspirational”. Tom has been a Registered Holstein breeder for the last 50 years and has always had a passion for farming. Tom was born without arms below his elbows. His left arm extends to his elbow ending with two fingers that are joined together. His right forearm is approximately three quarters in length with three fingers and one thumb. He has severe scoliosis because the right arm is more developed giving him more strength to use more often. He has done the same chores as any other farmer, from driving tractor to milking cows to climbing silos. Tom has never thought of his arms as being a limitation that would prevent him from doing anything he wants to do around the farm, even showing the great cows he loves so much. Tom grew up on a farm near Shakopee, Minnesota, and started milking cows with his mom at the age of 12. His family had all grade animals, but after talking to a field representative with the Holstein Association, Tom decided he wanted to start a registered herd to improve his herd’s genetics. Tom was 18 years old when he bought five registered calves. The herd has grown since then. In 1969, Tom married his wife, Pat. They bought a farm in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, where they farmed and raised their family of nine children for the next 21 years. Because he had always wanted to farm in Wisconsin, Tom and his family moved to Elmwood in 1991. Four years later the unthinkable happened. Pat was diagnosed with stomach cancer and not long after she passed away. With five kids still at home and cows to be milked in the barn, they knew they had to keep going. While it was a difficult time, everyone pulled together to keep their father’s dream of farming alive. One won’t hear any complaints from the five kids about those times and today all of Tom’s children are very successful. It wasn’t until Tom got older and his hips and back started going out that he thought of himself as disabled. This is when Tom heard about AgrAbility of Wisconsin. AgrAbility is a grant-funded partnership of Easter Seals Wisconsin FARM (Farm Assessment and Rehabilitation Methods) and University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension. AgrAbility also works closely with the state of Wisconsin’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), to explore opportunities for assistive technology devices or modifications to help individuals with limitations as a result of their disability(s) continue farming. AgrAbility has a simple mission: to help people keep working in production agriculture, even in the wake of an accident or basic wear and tear on the body. Over the last 21 years, AgrAbility of Wisconsin has served over 2,000 farmers, helping with problems ranging from arthritis, respiratory conditions, hearing and visual impairments, chronic back pain, and amputations. A farmer’s disabilities may change over a lifetime, and AgrAbility adjusts services accordingly. Tom received assistance from AgrAbility and DVR for the first time in 2001. When Tom broke his shoulder and ruptured four vertebrae in his back in 2007, he contacted AgrAbility again to see if they could find new ways to help him continue farming. With the assistance provided by AgrAbility and DVR, Tom was able to continue farming and do everything he loved to do in a more efficient, comfortable, and safe way. He did that until he had to have back surgery in June of 2011 and had a stroke in late October 2011. Although the back surgery and stroke make it difficult for Tom to help out on the farm, he is still very involved in the operation. Tom farms in partnership with his son Matt. They milk 70 Registered Holstein cattle. Matt always enjoyed showing cows and was passionate about 18–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2012

the registered industry, and he joined the Mellow-Brook operation in 2002 after graduating from high school. He and Tom formed a limited liability company (LLC) in 2005. Tom pointed out that, “Matt does all the farm work now, while his wife, Tia, helps on the farm when she is not working her other job as a veterinarian.” Matt drives to the farm every day from his home in Ellsworth. Two of Tom’s grandsons, Pat and Austin, live with him on the farm. Matt has partnered with his father to keep the dream of breeding excellent cows going for further generations. Tom has bred many excellent cows in his 50 years in the Registered Holstein business, and he has passed that talent on to Matt, who is now in charge of the breeding program. They have high standards for their cows who are bred for type and fed for production. The bulls they use in their breeding program must be at least +4.0 points in type, +3.0 points in udder and +2.5 points in feet and legs. But cows and genetics are not the only reason the Breeggemanns have stayed in the registered business. As Tom put it, “my boy wouldn’t milk without registered cows; he has really enjoyed welcoming good friends in the industry to come see the cows.” It’s because of the people and the relationships they have built that has really made them enjoy being in the Holstein Association. And it’s going to the shows and sharing their passion with other dairy enthusiasts that make it all worthwhile. No matter what obstacle is thrown at this family, nothing will ever stop them from farming. In 2010, the Breeggemanns suffered a barn fire. The following year, they made major updates to the barn, which had been built in 1980. A new roof was put on the barn, as well as new tin siding. They added tunnel ventilation, built a new office, replaced the stalls in the barn, and added three new pens. It was after the fire and rebuilding that Tom had his back surgery and stroke. It has been difficult for him to not be able to see his cows. But with eight of his nine children living within 45 minutes of him, Tom knows he isn’t alone. Even after his stroke, he has not forgotten anything about any one of his 70 cows. According to his family, Tom is getting better every day and cannot wait to get back on the tractor seat and do fieldwork again. Farming is a way of life for many people here in Wisconsin and across the country. When someone has a disability their way of life changes, but with passion and determination, farming can still be a reality as it is for Tom Breeggemann. He may tell you he, “ain’t all there,” but has still spent years developing an elite Registered Holstein herd for himself and his family. Tom’s ability to meet his challenges in ways many could never imagine is truly inspiring. If you would like more information on the AgrAbility program, please contact their office at 608-262-9336, 460 Henry Mall, Madison WI 53706 or email

Tom Breeggemann (red) is pictured with family members at the 2012 Pierce County Dairy Breakfast hosted by Mellow-Brook Registered Holsteins

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hirty years after Corey took his first show calf to the Manitowoc County Fair (the only March calf born on the farm that year), her great-granddaughter, Ran-Rose Blitz Allstar EX-93 was named Grand Champion of the open show which featured over 100 Holsteins. Allstar will qualify for the 125,000 lb. class before the end of the month.


ne week later, Ripp-Co Million Desire, a yet-to-be-scored junior two year old that traces back to long-time friend Rob Rippchen’s early show calf, Ripvalley Pete Dottie EX-94, was named Grand Champion of the Calumet County Junior Fair. Desire was one of the 4-H projects for Kayla Krahn, the sister of Ran-Rose herdsman Josh Krahn. Both are shown in the photo above.

esire has a Gold Chip heifer calf on the ground along with a Braxton sister on the farm. Desire’s dam, Ripp-Co Damion Deere EX-91, is now owned by Jason Volker of Iowa. Meanwhile, Allstar is in her fourth lactation and will soon be flushed to Goldsun.

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Midwest Holsteins Fall 2012 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Blue Star Dairy ...................................... 34 Hilltop Dairy LLC ................................ 19 Ripps Dairy Valley ................................ 22 Bluff-Ridge .............................................. 9 Hoese Holsteins .................................... 20 Royola Holsteins .................................... 37 Bosside Holsteins.................................... 31 Illini Futures Sale .................................. 21 RWDCA ................................................47 Car-Mer Farm ...................................... 21 Jeremy Schafer ...................................... 38 SDSU .................................................... 48 Carters Corner ...................................... 41 K-J Holsteins.......................................... 43 Sheeknoll Farms .................................... 14 Central Plains Fall Sale ............................ 8 Lands-Brook ............................................ 6 Sherdale Farms ...................................... 41 Char-La-Don Holsteins ........................ 32 Le-O-La Holsteins ................................ 18 Sugar Creek Dairy ................................ 23 Crescentmead ........................................16 Manannah-Valley .................................. 38 Summit Farms........................................ 45 Cross-Wake Dairy .................................. 32 Marathon County ............................ 26-30 Swanee-Acres ........................................ 12 Donovan Sales ........................................42 Minnesota Fall Harvest Sale .................. 39 T-Spruce Holsteins ................................ 24 Empty Pockets & National Ride ............42 MN Holstein Directory of Services.. 46-47 Team Holsteins ...................................... 12 Fer-Crest Farms...................................... 35 Olmar Farms ............................................3 University of Minnesota .......................... 7 Gold Beth Partners ................................ 45 Pioneer Dairy Club Sale ........................ 15 UW Farm & Industry Short Course ...... 11 Golden Oaks Farm ................................ 17 Ragnar Holsteins .................................. 35 UW-Madison .................................... 5, 10 Harmony-Ho Production Sale .............. 25 Ran-Rose ................................................ 2 Walk-Era ................................................ 40 Hartford Farm ...................................... 36 Regancrest.............................................. 13 Henkeseen Holsteins.............................. 33 Reuter Dairy .......................................... 44

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

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The University of

WISCONSIN MADISON Dairy Science Student Profile Name: Jacob Brey Hometown: Sturgeon Bay, WI High School: Southern Door High School Class Size: 120 Farm: Cycle Farms Major: Dairy Science

Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison? I had a lot of exposure to UW from an early age as my four older siblings all graduated from Madison. Therefore, it was an easy choice for me and it offered me everything I had hoped to gain in my time in college. Badger sports in the Big Ten, the AGR fraternity and the dairy judging team all were important in attracting me to UW as well. What has been your most memorable college experience? This spring I studied abroad in The Netherlands for a semester and definitely had a once in a lifetime opportunity. It forced me to step outside of my comfort zone and I know I gained a lot from my time overseas. Road tripping to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl and the yearly trips to The Royal were also great times too. What has been your favorite course? Dairy Herd Management 433 and Ag Finance 419 were both great courses that were extremely relevant and practical. Dairy Science 375, Dairying in Mexico, was probably my favorite as we had a two week field study to Mexico that was a great out of the classroom learning experience. What are your future career goals? To work for Holstein USA as a classifier upon graduation while staying involved in my family's farm. Eventually I see myself returning home to further expand and diversify our herd and farm.

UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science NATIONAL DIRECTORS: Paul Buhr Viroqua • 608-606-3480 Corey Geiger Mukwanago • 920-650-0294

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Showing ourFuture

We’re proud to present the next generation at Sheeknoll Farms – both cows and kids! Our summer show crew includes (from L-R): Andrew, Ryan, Sheeknoll 4-Aces Whitney with Juliana at halter, Sheeknoll Bolton Ariana with Ellen at halter, Leah, Sheeknoll Durham Arrow with Krista at halter, and Megan.



1-11 78 6152 4.4% 270F 2.8% 175P Inc. 2 female Numero Uno pregnancies due in October 1st Jr. 2-Year-Old and Reserve Intermediate Champion, 2012 Midwest Fall National Show 2011 Reserve All-American Summer Yearling Dam: Sheeknoll Shottle Tootsie VG-88 4-01 362 34,015 4.6% 1562F 3.3% 1130P

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2-00 118 8785 3.5% 306F 2.9% 251P Inc. Due April 8, 2013 to Expode 5th Jr. 2-Year-Old, 2012 Midwest Fall National Show Dam: VG Pronto

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30th Anniversary

UW-Platteville Pioneer Classic

Saturday, October 27 • 12:00 noon • Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, WI Damion x Apple

Open House, Friday, October 26 - 6-9 p.m • Continental Breakfast Sale Day at 10:30 a.m. Reality-Red from 8 Gen. VG/EX March 2012 Goldwyn Sells Atwood Sister to Pasta Sells!






EX-94 2E

EX-96 2E

4-01 2x 365 35,750 4.7 1682 3.5 1247 Senior & Grand Champion, WDE R&W ’11 1st Million Dollar Red Cow Selling a Damion from full sister to Apple from EX-95 Altitude. Next dams: EX-95 3E GMD DOM, EX-94 4E DOM, EX-96 4E DOM, EX-90 2E, EX-90 3E. High Altitude Syndicate

3-11 2x 365 33,760 3.8 1273 3.5 1182 Reality-Red daughter of VG-86 EX-MS Mr. Burns with 45,950 2.9 1318 from Rein sells. Next dams: VG-88 Ravel, EX-94 Renita, then 2 EX & 2 VG dams. Shayla Danz

5-01 2x 305 31,670 4.2 1323 3.0 940 3x Nominated All-American Samantha was named “Best Dundee Daughter” in a 2008 contest by Holstein World. Her March 2012 Goldwyn calf sells, backed by 3 VG dams. Majestic View Genetics LLC

4-09 2x 365 42,200 4.2 1791 3.4 1431 All-American 125,000 lb. Cow ’11 & ’10 Reserve Senior & Grand Champion, WDE ’10 February Atwood sister to Pasta sells. Dam EX-92 4E GMD Jed with 239,250 lifetime. VG-88 2nd dam. Andy & Lyn Buttles

Shaquille Daughter Sells

Shottle & Contender Selling

Fresh Million x 6 EX Dams

Jet-Red x Landslide Family








EX-90 2E GMD

5-01 2x 365 32,428 5.1 1678 2.9 946 GP-83 Shaquille daughter sells along with her Reality yearling. Tutone has 15 VG or EX daughters & sons in A.I. Next 2 dams EX-93 2E. Dan & Angie Rieder

3-07 2x 365 42,997 4.0 1699 3.2 1373 Purdue is full sister to dams of the Shottle and Contender selling. Shottle is from EX-93 Advent. Contender is from VG-86 Advent. EX-90 2nd dam. Animal Health Management

3-04 2x 305 25,510 3.3 840 3.3 833 Supreme & Grand Champion as Junior 3 Year Old at ’11 Cattle Congress Fresh Million along with Hi-Metro Sept. calf from Addy sell. Next dams: EX-94 5E, EX-91 4E, EX-93 6E, EX-90 3E. Matrix Show Cattle & Bedrock

5-05 3x 365 44,790 4.0 1777 3.2 1448 Full sister to Landslide. Her Jet-Red granddaughter from a VG-88 Sept. Storm sells. Next dams: EX-92 3E GMD DOM Lorena, VG-89, EX-92, EX-94, EX-91, VG-87, VG-85. Mark Gilbertson

VG Pronto from 3 EX Dams

Jasper from 7 EX Dams

Guthrie x EX-94 Outside

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EX-91 2E

5-00 2x 365 26,110 4.6 1208 3.1 813 Lft: 1959 124,120 4.7 5507 3.3 4058 A Jasper due in October from Tina sells. Backed by 6 more EX and 2 VG dams of the Leader Pat/Pepsi family. Dan Moon

EX-94 3E DOM


4-09 3x 365 30,590 5.3 1635 3.6 1101 Pronto from Blacky Lee sells due to Atwood. Next dams: EX-93 2E, EX-95 3E. Brian Rote

7-07 2x 305 33,580 3.9 1323 2.9 979 3-02 2x 365 31,070 3.5 1084 3.2 989 Lft: 217,920 4.0 8658 3.1 6761 Guthrie yearling from Annie sells. Next dams: 3 December Guthrie from Game sells. Next dam GP VG, EX-93 Judy & 4 more VG or EX dams. Leadoff, then 3 VG & EX dams. Car-Mer Farm Ethan Weier

More Outstanding Consignments: • Destry due to Sanchez, 4 VG or EX dams. BRIAN & KORAL HARBAUGH • Damion from 6 EX or VG dams. TYLER DORNINK • VG-85 Pronto with 27,260 3.9 916 2.8 804 due sale time to Dusk. GP-84 Highlight & 5 EX dams. CRYSTAL ROTE • GP-83 Bolivia from GP James. Backed by 4 more EX & VG Roylane dams. CRAIG HARBAUGH • Beacon from VG-87 Champion with 28,960 3.4 993. Next 2 dams VG & EX. MITCH AMUNDSON • Reflection from VG-87 Special & 2 EX dams. PAUL HOESLY

• Alando yearling from EX Boss Iron. GILDALE HOLSTEINS • GP-83 Jeeves from 5 VG dams, then EX-92, VG-87, EX-93, EX-91. JOHN & JOAN JUDD • Snowfall yearling from 3 VG dams with 30,000. Then EX-94 4E GMD DOM Commander with 240,000 lifetime, VG-88 & EX-92 2E GMD. MOLLY & MACKENZIE SARBACKER • Damion & Reality calves from the same family. Damion from VG Shottle, Reality from Advent. Both backed by EX-90 Encore & EX-93 2E DOM. DEAN & JULIE KAMMES Many more consignments from top families!

All Pioneer Dairy Club Alumni are invited to join us for the 30th Anniversary Sale! For catalogs, contact: Stephanie Nagel 920-973-6547 Brock Reeson 608-214-8871 Stephanie Wyss 608-558-6893 Darcy Steffes 815-541-4483 Advisor: Dr. Tera Montgomery AUCTIONEER: John Hager, Waukon, IA PEDIGREES: Norm Nabholz, West Union, IA MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2012 - 15

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We’ve Added Some Deep Pedigreed Individuals to the Herd

C Glenridge Citation Roxy EX-97 4E GMD

Jan-Com Fond Matt Matilda EX-97 4E GMD

10-01 2x 365 25,280 4.2 1061 Lifetime: 3620 209,784 4.5 9471 Shottle Rhona arrived at Hilltop Dairy in April, calved the end of May and had four tests of 105, 111, 85 & 100 lbs. She was scored GP-83 at 2-01 and has 9 Goldsun embryos. Her two maternal dams are Excellent 2E-93 and 4E-94, the 4th dam is Roxy.

10-10 3x 365 35,630 3.9 1391 Lifetime: 4080 243,580 3.6 8775 Fever Krishna arrived at Hilltop in April and she was flushed successfully with 11 embryos by Sid. Her six maternal dams are all EX and score 3E-90, EX-91, 4E-93 GMD, 4E-93 GMD, 4E-95 GMD and back to Matilda.

RESULTS FROM OUR JULY CLASSIFICATION 358 head: 10 EX, 88 VG, 190 GP Our Excellent cows:

Stookey Elmpark Blackrose-ET EX-96 3E GMD DOM 5-03 3x 365 42,230 4.6 1939 3.2 1352 Lifetime: 1609 149,880 4.4 6621 3.1 4656 Goldwyn Reba arrived here in September, her Skychief dam VG-86 in Canada with 30,000, the next dam EX-90 EX-MS, then 2E-93 GMD, then Blackrose. We will be flushing her soon.

• Hilltop-LLC Blitz 2983 EX-90 EX-MS 2E 5-02 3x 325 39,180 2.8 1081 2.8 1086 Lifetime to date: 1332 120,260 2.8 3376 2.9 3436 • Hilltop-LLC Mailing 3047 EX-90 EX-MS at 6Y 3-02 3x 340 36,700 3.3 1194 2.8 1037 • Hilltop-LLC Mr Sam 3140 EX-90 VG-MS at 6Y 4-06 3x 318 26,000 3.8 982 3.2 834 • Hilltop-LLC Offroad 3161 EX-90 EX-MS at 5Y 4-04 3x 349 30,390 3.5 1064 3.1 954 • Hilltop-LLC Leader 3272 EX-90 EX-MS at 5Y 4-01 3x 260 26,250 2.8 731 2.8 742 inc. • Hilltop-LLC HHF 3273 EX-91 EX-MS at 5Y 4-00 3x 305 33,100 3.5 1159 3.2 1071 • Hilltop-LLC Lou 3315 EX-90 VG-MS at 5Y 3-00 3x 343 35,060 3.0 1035 3.0 1050 • Hilltop-LLC Lou 3578 EX-90 EX-MS at 4Y 2-02 3x 335 26,840 3.9 1036 3.1 837 • Hilltop-LLC Toystory 3663 EX-90 EX-MS 2-01 3x 365 22,540 3.8 867 3.3 736

~ Deep pedigreed animals fit our breeding program & philosophy. ~ Managers: Rich, Cal & Loren Greenfield  |  920-296-9289 Herdsman: Kevin Greenfield  |  920-296-9292 N309 County Trk. Q, Markesan, WI 53946 RHA: 1033 cows 29,878 3.52 1051 3.14 939 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2012 - 19

Featured Farm for the 2012 Minnesota Fall Harvest Sale Sending 12 exceptional animals... including bred heifers, springing cows and fresh cows! Also Selling: Hoese Jasper Sam

Due in October, sells fresh

Hoese Sanchez Jonnie Sells fresh

Chelsea Jasper Elanna Due December 23, 2012

Chelsea Atlas Exraia

Due in September, sells fresh © Lea McCullough

Cybil Fisher Photography

Hoese Fortune Paisley Oak Run Boliva Grace

Larest Damion Chessa EX-91 Sire: Erbacres Damion Dam: Rainyridge Leduc Camelai EX-90-2E-CAN Next Dams: VG-85-CAN, VG-85-CAN, then Rainyridge Tony Beauty EX-5E-CAN

Selling From Chessa:

Sells fresh

Chelsea Atwood Rachel Chelsea James Elmira Due February 2013

Hoese Roy Lucy Due in November

Hoese Goldwyn Chand

A fancy fall yearling daughter for next year’s show string

Hoese Jasper Cara

A Jasper two-year-old daughter Due in October and sells fresh

Larest Alexander CindyLou

A Alexander three-year-old daughter Due in December to Stanley Cup 20 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2012

HOESE HOLSTEINS David, Cindy, Jeremy and Maemie Hoese 7614 Dairy Avenue, Glencoe, MN 55336 320.864.3848 David Cell: 320.779.0034 Jeremy Cell: 320.420.0643


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EX Boliver

EX Roy

Rippd-Valley Boliver 3249

Rippd-Valley Roy 2932


EX-90 EX-MS 2E

4-05 3x 325 35,870 4.2 1519 3.1 1121 5-11 3x 112 14,100 4.0 565 2.9 404 inc. Raised to EX-91 in June, her Jeeves daughter is GP-83 VG-MS at 2Y with 1-10 3x 309d 24,680 3.9F 2.9P inc. and is bred to Shout.

4-10 3x 355 33,850 4.1 1371 3.1 1057 6-00 3x 293 32,320 4.0 1302 2.9 951 She has a Hayden daughter just fresh and milking 85 lbs./day. 2932 is due again in October.

Two New Emerging Families Rippd-Valley Die Hard 1805

Rippd-Valley Roy 2285

Daughters & Granddaughters: • Rippd-Valley Cashmere 3620 VG-87 VG-MS 4-00 3x 311 37,270 4.0 1480 3.0 1135 - Just fresh and off to a good start Dam: VG-86 VG-MS with 32,000 1264F

• Rippd-Valley Pronto 4500 VG-86 VG-MS at 2Y 1-10 3x 306 27,810 3.7 1003 3.0 824 - Just fresh and looks like more points

Daughters: • Rippd-Valley Reece 2963 VG-86 VG-MS 5-10 3x 303 29,100 4.2 1248 2.8 844 Lifetime in 4 lact: 110,270 4.2 4596 2.9 3237 - Due again in November • Rippd-Valley Blitz 3691 VG-85 VG-MS 4-01 248 28,480 4.0 1133 2.8 763 inc.

Dam: Cashmere 3620

• Rippd-Valley Bolton 3630 VG-85 VG-MS 2-10 3x 305 36,480 4.8 1751 3.5 1277

46 milking Shottles, 32 classified - 26 VG & GP Four of our newest VGs: Shottle 3192, VG-88 VG-MS, 3-11 3x 305 41,540 3.5 1472 3.0 1250 Shottle 3662, VG-88 VG-MS, 3-11 3x 344 36,430 4.0 1488 3.0 1075 Shottle 3927, VG-86 VG-MS, 3-01 3x 319 32,760 3.7 1173 2.8 961 Shottle 4130, VG-85 VG-MS, 2-01 3x 305 29,660 3.7 1098 2.8 833

73 milking Boltons, 30 classified - 21 VG & GP Four of our newest VGs: Bolton 3505-TW, VG-87 VG-MS, 4-03 3x 305 37,990 3.2 1208 2.9 1087 Bolton 3634, VG-86 VG-MS, 3-10 3x 305 34,580 3.4 1173 2.9 992 Bolton 3673-TW, VG-85, 3-01 3x 304 32,430 3.8 1147 3.0 964 Bolton 3696, VG-85, 3-03 3x 38,260 3.4 1303 2.9 1106

32 milking Jet Streams, 22 classified VG & GP Three of our newest VGs: Jet Stream 3808, VG-86 VG-MS, 2-11 3x 311 27,430 4.1 1111 3.2 872 Jet Stream 3851, VG-85 VG-MS, 2-10 3x 312 25,700 3.6 933 3.1 788 Jet Stream 3994, VG-85 VG-MS, 3-00 3x 327 37,100 3.6 1296 2.9 1048

We are currently milking 48 Jeeves daughters and we are looking forward to the next classification!

We are building pedigrees and looking forward to our next classification! RHA: 1104 cows 30,200 3.7 1109 2.9 889 CY 2982 22 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2012

RGary, ipps DaiRy Valley llc Troy & Chuck Ripp & Families 6626 Ripp Drive, Dane, WI 53529 • 608-850-5789 •

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An Update from Sugar Creek We have added two new heifers from top families...



VG-88 VG-MS 3-09 2x 365 32,030 4.3 1364 3.1 979

EX-90 EX-MS DOM 5-01 2x 365 31,840 4.5 1440 2.9 936 Lifetime: 1931 135,180 4.5 6027 3.2 4281

Her great-granddaughter by Armitage is +2256 GTPI (50k) and from the Juror Faith family with six generations of EX and VG dams. Armitage Brenda’s dam is by Jeeves, the next dam a Mac and then Butterfly. We will be flushing her soon!

Her granddaughter, O-Style Nomai-ET, GTPI +2054 (50k) is from an EX-90 EX-MS Shottle with 32,920 4.6 1502 3.1 1025 at 3-07. Nine generations of EX and VG dams grace this pedigree.

Shawna Continues Getting Better NAVS MAC SHAWNA-ET VG-87 VG-MS DOM GTPI +2017 (50k) 2-03 3x 365 34,840 3.7 1300 3.2 1104 Shawna is fresh again and looks great. Her son ApproachET (7HO11166) by Atwood is awaiting a proof at Select Sires, she has two Planet sons at ABS Global and her +2214G Shamrock son is at Accelerated Genetics. Her Bookem daughter is at Sunshine Genetics beginning to be flushed, she has a +2024G Iota and her +2182G Facebook is one fancy April 2012 calf. Shawna is owned with Nate Janssen and housed at Golden Oaks.

Our Recent Classification 5 EX • 65 VG • 124 GP - Here are five new Excellent cows: • Sugar-C Outside Lime-ET EX-90 VG-MS at 8Y 6-02 3x 365 46,800 4.0 1872 2.8 1309 7-09 3x 148 11,770 3.6 396 2.8 322 inc. Lifetime now over 200,000 & due in April to Sid • Sugar-C Jenny Lou 3075 EX-90 EX-MS at 5Y 4-02 3x 305 42,870 3.7 1579 2.8 1198 Due in October to 29HO16090 Large

• Sugar-C Manager Moxie-TW EX-90 VG-MS at 6Y 3-03 3x 365 36,140 3.8 1383 2.9 1045 Lifetime to date: 118,770 and due in May to Lithium • Adams-Val C Kylie EX-90 EX-MS at 4Y 2-04 3x 365 35,440 4.1 1457 3.3 1153 Recently fresh and working on a super record

• Sugar-C Lon 1467 EX-90 EX-MS at 11Y Lifetime: 330,820 3.5 11,502 2.8 9090 She made this lifetime in 7 lactations and is due to 29HO16090 Large. Her first score was EX-90 at 11Y

Rick & Marleen Adams N5663 Hwy. O, Elkhorn, WI 53121 • Phone: 262-728-0702 • Cell: 262-374-0793 email: RHA: 618 cows 32,625 3.96 1293 3.12 1015 May 2011 classification: 403 head 104.4% BAA 4 EX, 102 VG, 219 GP & 78 G MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2012 - 23

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MARATHON COUNTY HOLSTEIN BREEDERS We hope to see many of you in Marathon County...

Gary’s Dairy Good-Time registered Holsteins

Expanding on our Great “E” Line Ella Mae born 8/15/12 21 inches long, 8 lbs. 9 oz.

2013 Wisconsin State Holstein Convention hosted by Marathon County Holstein Breeders February 22-24 at Stoney Creek Inn, Rothschild watch for more details!

Crestwood Updates From our July/August Select Sires ad: • Emmy now Excellent • Carly now VG-86 & fresh with red polled Colt-P heifer • All 3 Ivanhoes recently fresh


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

She will be a great addition to our family!

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

Sabofarm Dundee Desiree EX-93 Sabofarm Dundee Fancy EX-92 R-R Letters Terrason Hotty EX-90 Dream Team JM Ms Suki VG-85 2Y Four-of-a-Kind Mitch Izzy EX-90 DREAM TEAM HOLSTEINS Inquiries and visitors always welcome!

Don, Jenna & Malayna Fahey 11360 Rainbow Dr., Merrill, WI 54452 715-539-8320


GRANDEUR HOLSTEINS Grandeur Man O Man Tovah-ET GTPI +2194 Fresh in April with a Supersonic heifer

Grandeur Massey Tilly-ET GTPI +2249 Due in June with a Supersonic heifer, AltaIota son GTPI +2348

BLIVEN FAMILY R865 Mount View Lane Athens, WI 54411

Phone: 715-257-7255 e-mail:

Jo-Wal-Langs Gold Nadia EX-92 2E EEEEE at 6-01 Her daughter: Jo-Wal-Langs Talent Nanny-ET EX-92 EEEEE at 4-01 JOE & GEORGE WALDVOGEL & Sons 3604 Merrill Ave., Wausau, WI 54401 Phone: 715-675-2868 • and

Lang’s Twin Elm Farms, Inc.

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

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

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

On Q Holsteins LLC A Grass-Based dairy farm with Strong Cow Families Sam & Jen Zimmerman Mason, Adelle & Neah E2259 County Rd. Q, Ringle, WI 54471 Cell: 715-218-8619 26 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2012

Visitors welcomed by appointment As we plant, harvest or just do chores - let’s all take a moment to reflect and give thanks to those who helped us do what we love to do... FARM.

Ralph & Sharon Bredl & Martine Bredl-Lueck C1965 Riviera Drive, Stratford, WI 54484 Office: 715-687-4236 Barn: 715-687-4826 Fax: 715-687-4011 E-Mail:

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

Harmony-Ho Fall Harvest Sale Thursday, October 18 at the farm

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Ded-Dit Holsteins I’ve got a FEVER! From VG-89 Durham Donna, Adeen’s granddaughter:

Full-Tilt Fever Dimple-ET housed at Fustead Holsteins

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

MAR-BY HOLSTEINS H Mar-By Baxter Louise-ET VG-85 1st lactation, next 6 dams EX H Dalin Dundee Rachel EX-90 at 6-05 H Gran-J Baxter Sandy VG-85 2nd calf, 42 days fresh & milking 134 lbs. Mark Bychinski B921 Century Rd., Spencer, WI 54479 715-659-3844

DAL-SKI HOLSTEINS Call Milkyhill Cattle Sales for rates. Will be done professionally.

Selecting for Barron Fall Sale, December 8 ed mielke 715-574-2931

Our condolences to the Langteau family. Tiffany will be dearly missed. David & Paulette Lemanski Andrew, Dana, Anthony, Devin, Alex & Danielle 715-352-3382 Fax: 715-352-3038 3475 Cardinal Lane, Marathon, WI 54448 Visitors Welcome

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

Freeman Creek Farms

Our new Genomic heifer Har-Dale-Acres Briggs Floss GTPI +2219 She is +449 over parent average

Sire: Har-Dale-Acres Ma Briggs-ET (1HO10269) Dam: Har-Dale-Acres Mar Faith-ET 2nd Dam: Langs-Twin-B Fantasy-ET

Fred, Lynne & Matt Harder

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

SCHREIBER ACRES LLC Registered Holstein springing heifers for sale Having had a milking herd dispersal in March, we have springing heifers for sale. These are freshening July through December, some red or red carrier.

Galen, Marlene & Bart Schreiber 2193 Wuerzburg Rd., Athens, WI 54411 Ph.: 715-223-4534 Cell: 715-613-9172

Freeman Creek GW Atwood 831 VG-87 VG-88MS 2-00 331 26,563 3.8 1002 2.8 742 - due back in October to Super Larry & Vonnie Murry Halder, WI Scott & Bob Murry Ph: 715-693-3166

Dan and Michelle Mielke

F2171 Huckleberry Rd, Colby, WI 54421 715-223-4371 Cell: 715-255-2356 email: MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2012 - 27

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FARMS “Striving for that fine line of genetic excellence”

OLD Genetics? Maybe... Reliable? ABSOLUTELY! 13 flushes = 211 good eggs by 10 different sires and still going. Too many daughters to mention, scored up to 91 points. Walnut-Vu Outside Elisha EX-91 EX-MS

Selling November 2, 2012 in the TAG GPS 2nd Edition Sale, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada Langs-Twin-B Mogul 4915-ET by Mogul, born 6/24/12

GTPI +2428 PTA +1277M +54F +47P +710NM$ +6.2PL +3.95T +2.98UDC +3.54FLC 50k, 9/12 Canadian Evaluation: DGV +3592 +24 Conf Her Dam:

Ralma Shottle Oreo-ET VG-85 VG-MS DOM

GTPI +2054 2-01 2x 365 37,020 4.0 1480 3.1 1145 2nd Dam: Ralma Christmas Cookie-ET VG-89 EX-MS DOM 2-06 2x 365 28,710 4.5 1297 3.2 913 3rd Dam: Ralma Christmas Fudge-ET VG-88 VG-MS GMD DOM 4th Dam: Ralma Juror Faith EX-91 GMD DOM

Floyd & Lloyd Baumann

Lifetime: 123,714 milk 4.0%F 3.0%P From the Elegance family 9570 State Hwy. 153, Wittenberg, WI 54499 Telephone (715) 454-6217 Fax (715)-454-6775 Carl & June Norrbom Paul & Kim Norrbom Katelyn, Paige & Emily

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

6 New Homebred Excellents! Owned by: Thomas & Florine Bunkelman Brooke, Brent & Brodie

Dalin Durham Taffy-ET now EX-93!

Tomkins MrBurns Sizzler-Red

Our August classification was very succesful as six more cows entered the Excellent category. Two full sisters by Braxton out of Goldwyn Glory became 9th generation Excellents. We also had a new five generation Excellent and a new three generation Excellent. Four-of-a-Kind Mariposa went EX-90 (92-MS) at 3-03 after winning Best Udder at the Wisconsin Valley Fair. There were also two new 92 point cows and three new 91s. We welcome all attendees to the Wisconsin Holstein Convention next February to see these cows and their herdmates. We are very grateful to be one of the “Tour Herds” at the convention next year.

NOR-WAY-PETE FARMS, INC. 1751 Cherry Drive, Eland, WI 54427 Home of NOR-WAY-PETE & Four-of-a-Kind Reg. Holsteins

Taffy is headed to World Dairy Expo for the Junior Holstein Show along with Sizzler, the returning Junior All-American R&W. We’re also taking a Spring Calf for the Junior Holstein Show and a Jersey Spring Calf. F4680 Walnut Rd., Edgar, WI 54426 Ph.: 715-352-2404 Fax: 715-352-7457 E-mail: 28 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2012

RHA: 3x 256 cows 30,669 3.96 1216 3.02 927

BAA: 108.7%

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

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MARATHON COUNTY HOLSTEIN BREEDERS Bosside 3rd Opportunity Tag Sale, October 19


She sells!

Bosside OStyle Dharma VG-85 VG-86MS

Selling 13 lots from Coop Bosside Massey family Others selling from the following families:

• Markwell Blstar E Raven EX-95 3E GMD DOM • KHW Regiment Apple-Red EX-95 DOM • Any-Day Durham Pansy EX-93 2E GMD DOM • C Glenridge Citation Roxy EX-97 4E GMD • Lavender Ruby Redrose-Red EX-96 3E • Calves by Toc-Farm Goldsun & Wabash-Way Explode-ET John & Tineke Boschma H4370 Townline Rd., Colby, WI 54421 PH: 715-223-0534 Fax: 715-223-1114 E-Mail: RHA: 46 cows 25,956 1034F 806P BAA: 107.8%

Fustead Massey Style-ET VG-85 GTPI +2101 2-02 2x 202 15,140 4.6 694 3.3 501 inc. Dam: Fustead Ally Stem-ET VG-87

Styles is a total outcross - a Massey from an Ally, Orion and Charm. Several contracts and embryos exported.

FUSTEAD HOLSTEINS Brian & Wendy Fust Wausau, WI

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

Tyler & Shannon Adam & Jennifer, Aiden & Bailey

TERRIFIC TRIO AT MATT-DARI Matt-Dari Man-O-Man Pillar-ET GTPI +2248 Due in December with a Ecoye Isy heifer Matt-Dari Man-O-Man Peni-ET GTPI +2190 Due in November with a Punch bull Matt-Dari Man-O-Man Patian-ET GTPI +2043 Fresh in August with a Cameron heifer & is off to a great start.

Matthiae Dairy Farms, Inc. Home of Matt-Dari Holsteins Maynard - Jason David - Michael 4839 Martin Lane, Marathon, WI Ph: 715-443-2347 or Cell: 715-370-8556 E-mail: RHA: 2x 28,969 3.8 1109 3.0 878

L-L-M Dairy Baxter Dotty-ET VG-87 GTPI +2108 2-07 365 39,591 4.3 1685 3.0 1195 Dotty is due back in December. We have sold embryos overseas and she has bulls in A.I. We have a Large daughter at +2300 GTPI and a Cameron at +2375 GTPI.

L-L-M-Dairy E916 Hwy. Q, Ringle, WI 54471 PH: 715-845-7028 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2012 - 29

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Introducing... Bosside Holsteins started in August 1990 on Prince Edward Island, Canada. John and Tineke Boschma left Holland after John’s brother Durk and his wife moved to the home farm where they still farm today. We purchased a farm with 30 cows, 100 acres, machinery and quota. The second year 22 cows filled that quota so we needed more quota and bought the neighbor’s quota but had to milk there because of the milk board rules. In 1993 we moved to a bigger farm with more land and quota and slowly expanded to get ready for the next generation. In 2000 son Hank graduated from high school and came home to farm. We were up to 70 cows and financed to the max (mostly money tied up in quota). In 2001 John came to Wisconsin for World Dairy Expo with a Purina tour and toured several parts of Wisconsin. The tour stopped in at Twin-B, Kingdom Haven and Harmony-Ho and John fell in love with the area. We found a farm in Colby with a tie-stall barn and 300 acres. We built a freestall and parlor to house up to 200 cows with John & Tineke Boschma daughter Dorithy, son-in-law Timmy and son Hank. Dorithy and Timmy had their first baby boy, Josh, in January 2006, and decided to move back to P.E.I. that spring. They had another son, Alex, in 2010 and they live and work in New Brunswick. Hank built his own coverall barn in 2007, picked 25% of the herd and started Sky Reach Holsteins. In 2009 Hank bought his own farm in Milan (six miles from us) and in 2010 married Shannon van Doorn who works at Riesterer & Schnell Inc. in Medford. Our youngest daughter Janie is looking for a job in journalism, will be moving to Washington D.C. with her partner Casey and takes care of updating the Bosside Holsteins website. Last year we had a chance to sell the farm and did so. We purchased 40 acres up the road and built a new tie-stall and house to focus more on genetics. What we like in this area is the great infrastructure; the best ultrasound vet in the country, top notch nutritionists, agronomists, banks, machinery dealers and a wide choice of dairy plants that want our milk along with 10 A.I. companies to pick from! Bosside Holsteins, P.E.I, Canada In 1995 we bought a two-year-old Tesk from the Robthom Ivory Mark family with help from Ray Leblanc. We flushed Lenzway Tesk Ruby T Rita with Juror because we liked his sire stack: Blackstar, Mark, Sexation and Bootmaker. The flush gave us one bull calf: Bosside Ruben. In short, Roger Turner liked him and years later he was number two on the list. After moving to Colby, we had a nice Boss two-year-old from the same cow family that Jay Jauquet wanted to use Oman on. That flush gave us a bull, Bosside AltaRoss, and a heifer, Bosside O-Man Rachel. Rachel had a Jose daughter, Rachele, and we have an Atwood and Bowser yearling at the farm from Rachele. From Boss’ sister Ruby we have a nice Atta Boy. We have also purchased embryos from the Genex MOET program which gave us a chance to use different bulls like Mascol x Form Bret x Yadda. We ended up with one bull, Coop Bosside Massey, and a heifer, Coop Bosside Yelonda. This pedigree is different - an outcross and very unique. We have Dr. Buchner flush 3-6 animals every 6 weeks year round. We value cow families and pay attention when we make matings. There are several bulls that we don’t want in a pedigree. We use mostly genomic bulls - we like 70% a lot better than just the parent average from years ago. Through genomics we can sort the best heifers out for flushing and the best bulls to use on them. We look at cow families, sire stack, type, production, plus components, strong health traits and low SCC. With each mating we like to improve each animal and if it happens to be a bull we like to try to get it in A.I. or raise it for natural service. In the past, bulls that worked well for us were: Blackstar, Tesk, Juror, Rudolph, Shottle and Advent. We are both active church members at First Presbyterian in Abbotsford. We hope to do some more traveling in the future. We would like to thank the Marathon County Holstein Breeders for sponsoring this page.

We invite all of you to our farm on October 19 for our 3rd Bosside Opportunity Tag Sale.

John & Tineke Boschma H4370 Townline Rd., Colby, WI 54421 PH: 715-223-0534 Fax: 715-223-1114 E-Mail: RHA: 46 cows 25,956 1034F 806P BAA: 107.8% For more news, check out our website - 30 - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2012

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A Growing Family A Proven Brood Cow:

Matt-Dari Elegant Dolly-ET EX-90 2-00 2x 365 31,700 4.2 1331 3.2 1025 4-03 2x 365 34,690 4.2 1473 3.0 1051 • Dolly has two bulls at Select Sires by Fortune and 7HO11104 Bosside Massey Delivery by Coop Bosside Massey

Her Daughters:

Bosside Massey Melissa VG-85 VG-MS

Bosside Massey Mabel GP-83

Just fresh - owned by Andrew Venzke

GTPI +2219, Milking 90+ lbs. on 1st 3 tests Owned by Honeycrest Farms, she will be rescored this fall.

Bosside OStyle Dharma VG-85 VG-86MS

Bosside Dorcas VG-85 VG-86MS

2-01 2x 180 14,205 3.8 545 2.9 407 inc. Her Gold Chip daughter sold to Jenny Wackershauser for $5100 in the Central WI Sale and a 1st choice McCutchen sold for $8000 at the Celebrate Summer Sale in Indiana.

By Freddie & just fresh. She has a full sister at Sybrandi Dairy in Thorp. They also have a Colt-P *RC bull and heifer from Dolly.

John & Tineke Boschma All of these young cows are contracted. Dharma and Dorcas sell on October 19 at the 3rd Bosside Opportunity Tag Sale.

H4370 Townline Rd., Colby, WI 54421 PH: 715-223-0534 Fax: 715-223-1114 E-Mail: RHA: 46 cows 25,956 1034F 806P BAA: 107.8% For more news, check out our website - MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2012 - 31

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Iowa Holstein Show Futurity Winner

Our New Leading Ladies!! Reserve Grand Champion, Blue Ribbon Dairy Show

Henkeseen Jasper Rain-ET EX-90-3Y 92-MS

2-0 365 22,458 4.1 920 3.1 689 Jasper x Rubens Robin EX-91 Next Dams: EX-92, EX-94, EX-94 Intermediate Champion & 1st Jr 3 Iowa Junior Holstein Show Intermediate Champion & 1st Jr 3, District 1 Junior Show Reserve Intermediate Champion & 1st Jr 3, District 1 Show

1 of 7 New VG 2-Yr-Olds from September Classification

Henkeseen L Ricotta-Red-ET EX-90-3Y 91-MS 2-2 365 21,032 4.2 948 3.5 722 Scientific Lightning-Red x VG-88 Advent Next Dams: Ripple EX-92, Robin EX-91, EX- 92, EX-94, EX-94 1st Sr 3, Blue Ribbon Dairy Show 2nd Place, Iowa Holstein Futurity 3rd Sr 3, Iowa Holstein Show & Iowa State Fair

Henkeseen San Dawnette VG-86-2Y Sanchez x Rainyridge Dundee Daine-ET EX-90 4th Jr 2, Iowa Holstein Show & Iowa State Fair

News Feed: 5 New Excellents on September Classification ~ Breeding Bulls For Sale ~ 2/12 BAA 110.6% 25 EX 28 VG 12 GP

Good Luck to the ISU Senior Dairy Judging Team - Matt, Katie, Jordan & Jessie! Congratulations, Leah - Genevieve Christen National Distinguished Dairy Science Student Award! Trent Henkes Family Phone: 563-783-2479

18467 165th St, Luana, IA 52156 Midwest Holsteins, Fall 2012 - 33

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Our Star Players Ms Regancrest MS Tayon-ET GP-81 GTPI +2063 2-01 3x 155 13,397 4.5 597 3.0 408 inc. Man-O-Man x EX-91 Jose x EX-92 Regancrest-BP Bolvr Tab-ET Daughter: B-S-D Shamrock Taye 6008-ET +2459G

Ms Planet Potent VG-85 GTPI +2012 2-05 3x 305 30,650 3.5 1076 2.7 835 Planet x VG-87 FBI x EX-90 Windy-Knoll-View Posibility • Due to Mogul in October Daughters: B-S-D Bronco Posy 21856 +1988 - P B-S-D Hunter Paula 6078-ET +2225G B-S-D Huntr Porsche 6083-ET +2240G

Selling in The Sale of Stars in Toronto, November 8 B-S-D HUNTER PARIS 6081-ET +2330G 50k PTA +2084M +97F +72P +3.2T +3192GLPI +3513DGV Hunter x Planet Potent

B-S-D Jammer Rage 21344 VG-85 GTPI +2036 2-00 3x 305 28,890 3.6 1027 2.9 832 Jammer x VG-85 Toystory x EX-90 Rudolph Daughters: B-S-D Epic Raegan 6077-TW +2169G

Selling in the World Classic Sale, October 5 B-S-D SHAMROCK RAIN 6011-ET +2468G 50k PTA +1614M +66F +48P +3.6T +3.56UDC +2.15FLC +807NM$ +7.8PL Shamrock x Jammer Rage 21344

Frozenes Shottle Ryan-ET VG-85 GTPI +1878 2-00 3x 305 31,020 3.3 1016 2.7 848 Shottle x EX-91 Lou x EX-93 Markwell Durham Raven Daughters: B-S-D Observr Rave 21753-ET +2278G B-S-D Observer Ray 21755-ET +1995G B-S-D Plan Ravenna 21998-ET +2136G B-S-D O-Style Raven 6028-ET +2090G B-S-D Plan Raynelle 6029-ET +2058G B-S-D Plan Raylie 6067-ET +2120G

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(608) 836-3593 Cell (608) 279-1326

Elm-Lawn-G Linjet Shawna EX-93 4E GMD

Shawna’s Daughters, Left to right:

Ragnar SM Starlite-ET VG-86 Ragnar Stormy Sky-ET EX-90 Ragnar Goldwyn Snowangel-ET VG-86 Ragnar Goldwyn Special-ET VG-86

Mark & Angie Ulness Family

4718 Cty. J, Valders, WI 54245 Phone/Fax: (920) 775-4794 E-mail: 19 PBR Awards

photos „ Beth Herges, Cybil Fisher

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hawna’s daughters have been consistently stamped “her style”- with an ideal balance of strength, width, and dairyness, great udders and gentle dispositions. We believe that this combination of desirable traits has been a major reason for the extreme longevity that Shawna’s maternal line has exemplified. Shawna and her two maternal dams have produced a combined 947,000 lbs. of milk and average 92.7 points, along with having received a combined 12 multiple E’s! In addition to the Stormatic and Goldwyn daughters pictured, Shawna also has milking daughters sired by Goldwyn, Alexander and Shottle, heifers sired by Goldwyn and Windbrook, calves sired by Destry, and Goldsuns on the way! Today’s rapid-paced, high-stakes mating game, using young sires sired by young sires out of virgin heifers that may never calve, goes against our common-sense approach to balanced breeding using reliable genetics. We prefer to use the sires that we can see are doing things right, and make ’em “Shawna Style”.


Windy-Knoll-View RKB PR EX-94 3E 7-02 365 38,248 3.6 1395 2.8 1085 1st & Best Udder 125,000 lb. Cow, Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion, District 10 Show 2012 • Daughter by Gillette Jordan Sire: Indianhead Red-Marker-ET Dam: Windy-Knoll-View RKB Peskie EX-90 2E 3-06 365 28,680 3.8 1060 3.2 911 2nd Dam: Windy-Knoll-View DM Pet-ET VG-87 4-11 290 19,090 3.8 719 3.2 606 3rd Dam: Windy-Knoll-View Ultimate Pala EX-94 3E DOM 5-08 365 27,970 4.5 1267 3.3 932

Fer-Crest Farms

BRANDON FERRY & SHIANNE LURVEY W2650 Harvestore Rd., Hilbert, WI 54129 (608) 335-8861 Inquiries Welcome

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Royola Allen Merrie-ET EX-91 EX-MS 2-10 2x 365 31,140 3.3 1024 3.2 1007 5-05 305 proj. 31,358 975F 948P • 6th generation EX - will be flushed to Atwood Dam: Schaefer Durham Melody-ET EX-91 EX-MS 5-05 2x 365 36,640 4.1 1494 2.8 1025 Lifetime: 1593 109,000 3.8 4097 3.0 3232 2nd Dam: Imperial Leadman Monica EX-93 2E GMD 8-04 2x 305 28,510 3.5 984 2.9 824 3rd Dam: Imperial Sweet Melody-Twin EX-91 2E GMD DOM 4th Dam: Imperial Dutchoe Labelle EX-90 2E

Royola Active Flare VG-87 VG-MS at 3-02 1-11 2x 365 26,940 4.4 1177 3.2 854 3-01 305 proj. 23,880 880F 760P • Milking 100 lbs./day - last test 109 lbs., 3.5%F 2.9%P • Has a 7/2012 Hero daughter that will be genomic tested • A farm favorite! Dam: Royola Gold Blaze-ET EX-90 EX-MS 3-05 3x 365 36,660 4.5 1640 3.3 1218 2nd Dam: Frozenes JK Sept Breeze-ET VG-89 VG-MS 3-07 2x 365 34,180 3.6 1233 3.1 1062 3rd Dam: Frozenes Durham Velma-ET EX-94 2E 4th Dam: Frozenes Broker Vidalia EX-94 GMD DOM 5th Dam: Roost Jingle Wanda-TW EX-93 3E DOM

Royola Plan Venus-ET VG-85 VG-MS at 2-09 GTPI +2001 PTA +1283M +61F +37P +522NM +3.8PL +1.92T +1.54UDC 2-06 305 proj. 21,045 848F 637P • Last test 78 lbs., 4.0%F 3.1%P • A fancy Planet that has been turning heads • Daughters by Jeeves Jives Dam: Rabur Gold Panzer-ET VG-87 VG-MS DOM 2-02 2x 365 34,510 3.8 1319 3.2 1101 2nd Dam: Rabur Outside Pandora EX-91 3E GMD DOM 2-11 2x 362 37,330 3.6 1344 3.1 1152 3rd Dam: Rabur Rudolph Pair-TW EX-91 3E GMD DOM 4th Dam: Rabur Inspired Parallel-ET EX-92 2E GMD DOM 5th Dam: Rabur TT Pol Annie EX-91 3E GMD DOM

Tom & Sharie Anderson • Justin Hintz E4898 Cty. OO, Ogdensburg, WI 54962 Phone: (715) 754-5869 E-mail: RHA: 68 Cows 2x 25,820 3.8 1002 3.18 821 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2012 - 37

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MINNESOTA Fall Harvest Sale Saturday, November 17, 2012 • 11:00 a.m. • McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson

Larest Damion Chessa EX-91 Three exciting consignments from the fancy EX-91 dam above, who traces back to Rainyridge Beauty. Selling is an Alexander three-year-old due in December to Stanley Cup. A two-year-old Jasper selling fresh in October and a fancy Goldwyn fall yearling for next year’s summer shows. ~Hoese Holsteins (320) 864-3848

Holly-Valley LJ Shine-ET EX-94-3E 8-06 2x 365d 36390 3.8 1394 2.7 982 Selling from the EX-94-3E dam above is a springing heifer due in December to Goldsun. Also selling is a fancy June Atwood calf. Don’t miss your opportunity to buy into this deep pedigreed family. These heifers have the potential to be 8th generation VG or EX. ~Douglas Post (605) 693-6393

Elgin-Rice Talent Barbi EX-91 Maple-Dream Rub Blossom-Red EX-93-3E 3-09 2x 365d 24150 3.8 908 3.1 748 6-09 2x 365d 39500 3.6 1424 3.1 1220 This fancy EX-91 mature cow is selling. Barbi is also EX in the Fresh by sale time is a young Reality. Her dam above is mammary system. Her dam is VG-89 and behind her is GP- EX-93-3E with over 150,000 lbs of milk lifetime, the next 81, EX-90, EX-92-2E, VG-86, EX-93-3E and EX-94-4E. dam is VG-88, then EX-90. ~Orbit Farms & Raylore Farms (612) 240-8002 ~Willolea Holsteins (218) 826-6725

Sale Staff:

Jeremy Schafer...................651-380-2968 Mike Snyder.......................608-9663-9308 Scott Courtney....................563-380-1318 Scott Culbertson.................614-264-5980 Randy Kath........................320-761-2985 Pat Heeren.........................507-273-2412 Russ Thyen.........................320-583-8049 Andy Steinhagen................612-581-7523 Paul Swenson.....................507-246-5169 Catalogs available at: Sale sponsored and managed by:

MINNESOTA HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION 411 28th Ave S, Waite Park, MN 320-259-0637 | Fax 320-259-0009 Email

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En-Mar Dist Jubilee-Red-ET VG-85 2-05 3x 365d 27450 3.5 974 2.9 796 Jubilee was nominated Junior All American R&W as a junior three-year-old and in the family there are 5 Junior AA R&W nominations. Selling is Jubilees Touchdown two-year-old, with the potential to be the 10th generation of VG or EX! If she calves with a heifer calf, the calf will also sell. ~Erin Morotz (402) 480-1461

Dyks-Kite-Linda-Red EX-95-2E 4-01 2x 365d 35260 4.3 1516 3.3 1178 Selling is a maternal sister to the Kite above. She is an Advantage winter yearling out of an Excellent-94-4E Rubens with over 138,00 lifetime to date. Due in March 2013 to Ladd. ~Douglas Post (605) 693-6393 Another Sale Highlight: Selling fresh is a Deuce x GP-82 Blitz x VG-86 Throne x VG-86 Lee x an EX-90-3E GMD DOM, backed by 5 more generations of VG or EX. A stlish family that also puts milk in the tank. ~Blacksatin Holsteins (608) 444-1284 Online and Onsite Silent Embryo Auction to be held in conjunction with the MN Fall Harvest Sale.

To participate in the online auction visit to register and bid! Askew Paradox Dara-ET VG-88 2-11 2x 365d 24600 4.2 1040 3.1 771 Bidding will begin Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:00 A really big and deep ribbed Freebird springer is selling. She pm CST. Bids will be accepted online and on sale day at the is due in October and will be ready to go home to any herd grounds. The embryo auction will end on sale day, Saturday, and make milk. She is backed by six generations of VG or EX. November 17, 2012 at 2:00pm CST. ~Willolea Holsteins (218) 826-6725 MIDWEST HOLSTEINS, Fall 2012 - 39

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Webb-Vue Goldwyn Beth-ET EX-91 EX-MS GTPI +2129 PTA +549M +41F +25P +533NM +4.2PL +3.24T +2.82UDC +2.41FLC 2-10 2x 365 28,421 4.2 1204 3.2 918 4-04 3x 365 39,480 4.5 1782 3.3 1293 • 2 sons at Accelerated Genetics & contracts with Select Sires • Flushed to Jeeves, McCutchen, Epic, Shamrock, Super Large, Numero Uno, Mayfield & Earnhardt-P • Inquiries can be directed to Gold Beth partners Dam: Webb-Vue Marshall Bryana-ET EX-90 EX-MS GMD DOM 6-05 3x 362 38,600 3.5 1345 2.8 1090 Lifetime: 2229 204,120 3.7 7587 2.8 6000 2nd Dam: Co-Op Eddie Sasha-ET VG-85 5-04 3x 365 34,210 3.7 1308 3.2 1110 Lifetime: 2500 216,740 3.8 8149 3.1 6751 Next 5 dams VG or EX

Gold Beth PArtnerS Dave Rose, Al & Josh Silverthorn, Eric, Brandy & Chuck Westphal W6301 West Byron Rd., Brownsville, WI 53006 • 920-210-5337 Eric cell •

Webb-Vue Goldwyn Elvira-ET EX-90 DOM GTPI +2032 4-11 3x 365 53,410 1751F 1499P Dam: Webb-Vue Marshall Bryana-ET EX-90 GMD DOM over 200,000 lifetime

Elvira has been mated to numerous popular sires and has consistently produced exceptional offspring with high genomic indexes and fancy type. Over the new few months we will introduce you to some of these individuals - stay tuned! When looking for high quality replacements and genetics, keep us in mind. Also consider Summit Seed LLC for your corn and forage needs (a Division of Summit Farms).


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Happy Fall Holstein Lovers! It was a long hot summer filled with shows, picnics, futurities, dairy breakfasts and Laura’s friends. To recap some of the events I attended we’ll start off with the WI Junior and Open Holstein Letters State Fair! I look forward to State Fair every year, it’s a week to bond with other juniors across Wisconsin, you are able to exhibit in the largest junior show in America and get to see some of the best junior animals Wisconsin has! Not only did I get to spend time catching up with my friends and being able to watch numerous heifer and cow classes but I was privileged enough to exhibit myself. I exhibited a Spring Yearling, Crestbrooke GAP Tori-ET who is owned with Kyle Natzke, and she won her class, which was so very exciting! I was so thankful for the opportunity to exhibit her at this great show. After the junior show I came back to West Allis for the WI Holstein Association Futurity, and this was a night for the books! Everyone was dressed so lovely and the animals all came out looking their best. As the end of August rolled around we started getting ready for the WHA Annual Picnic, which was hosted by Mystic Valley Dairy, the Breunig family. The royalty put on a scavenger hunt and helped with the sand pit which was a huge success, as well as the bouncy house... who could forget a bouncy house?! The day was filled with laughter, catching up with old

friends and making new ones. The door prizes were far and wide and I am still a little sour I didn’t win those AWESOME wash boots! But now that August is gone and September has rolled in along with school and the chilly air this can only mean one thing... EXPO! This is by far my favorite week of the year, and I know this year is going to be even more special then the others. I get the best seat in the house, I get to present the best animals with their well deserving awards and I will be meeting so many great dairymen and women! One activity that all youth can participate in at World Dairy Expo is showmanship. As many already know, this is by far my favorite activity to participate in and it’s probably why I am encouraging everyone to participate in it! It is a great opportunity to show off all the hard work you put into your dairy project! Not only do you get to prove your hard work but it’s an even better learning experience. This is the best showmanship contest in the U.S. and you get to observe other showmen your age, the judge gives you pointers and also compliments what you have done well. This is very helpful because then you can take these tips and use them for the actual show! However, before you compete in showmanship I would suggest that you read the new rules that were added to the PDCA Showmanship Scorecard. I would be overjoyed if all the WHA Juniors exhibiting at Expo participated in showmanship and I encourage you to as well, and for those that need a little push, I challenge you! I can’t wait to see everyone at Expo, until then take care! Laura Finley


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LOOKING TO ADVERTISE YOUR FARM FOR A SMALL PRICE? Breeder Business Cards can be run one time for $30/ad or every month for $25/ad. Give Laura a call today to reserve your ad in our next issue - 608-723-4933.

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WHA 2013 Summer Internship Opportunity The Wisconsin Holstein Association is searching for eager Registered Holstein enthusiasts looking to learn more about the industry and wanting to gain valuable experiences that can be utilized in any industry. Applicants attending a 2 or 4 year college are welcomed to apply. It is not required to be majoring in an Agriculture field but background in the dairy industry is preferred. Salary or Hourly: Salary w/ bonus opportunity Reports to: Executive Director & WHP Editor Travel: Up to 50% (requires a personal vehicle with gas mileage reimbursement) Date: May 27-August 16, 2013 (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 2013 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.

2012 WHA State Picnic hosted by Mystic Valley Dairy

The Mitch and Jacquie Breunig family of Mystic Valley Dairy, Sauk City, hosted the 2012 WHA State Picnic on a beautiful, sunny Saturday, August 25. The Breunig family opened their facilities to visitors and those in attendance had the chance to view three rows of cows in the freestall barn, all identified with signs, consisting of the more prominant families that Mystic Valley is working with. Following the cattle viewing, the crowd moved down to the newly constructed shop for a delicious lunch. Activities were offered to keep the kids busy including a scavenger hunt put on by the WHA Princesses, sand pile with toys and a Toystory themed bouncy house. Following the lunch, WHA Board member Kevin Jorgensen welcomed the crowd and told some of history of the farm and shared the sad news that Jenny-Lou Patron Toyane VG-89 GMD DOM, the dam of Toystory, Lou, and nine VG daughters all from different sires, passed away earlier in the week and is now buried on the farm. He also talked about the impact of Toystory and Lou, both throughout the breed and in the herd. Mitch Bruenig then introduced the family and shared more about the operation. He said that just last spring they watched the shop where everyone was gathered burn to the ground and this was the just completed replacement building, while construction on the new heifer facility next to it would begin on Monday. As a long-time coach of the Dane County 4-H Judging team, Mitch asked the senior team members to be officials for the day’s judging contest. Sara Harn and Lizzie Endres gave official reasons on the two classes. It was a close contest with many of the placings being broken by the tie-breaker question “How many daughters are in Toystory’s proof ?” Winning the 14 and Under division was Emma Olstad, Michael Schieldt and Briana and Ryan Griswold. Placing in the 15 and Over division was Logan Gutenberger, Lindsey Hellenbrand and Sara Griswold. Ladies Division winners were Kristin Olson, Vicki Janisch and Angela Davis-Brown. Men’s winners were Kent Wendorf, Jim Rickert and Gary Swain. Following the judging contest results, many door prizes were handed out to those in attendance. The Wisconsin Holstein Association would like to thank the Breunig family for organizing and hosting a great picnic. We would also like to thank the many sponsors that helped with the event: ABS Global, Accelerated Genetics, AgSight Crop Consulting, Argall Dairy Supply, Badgerland Financial, Bailey Consulting, Culvers, Digi-star, East Central Select Sires, Elanco, Field Silo and Equipment, Foremost Farms USA, Fox Cities Builders, Genex/CRI, Grande, Holstein Association USA, Kalscheur Implement, Lake Shore Farm Management, Landmark Coop, Lodi Veterinary Care, Madison Sand & Gravel, McFarlanes, Meinholz Enterprises, Merck, Mid States Equipment, Pfizer, Prairie Estate Genetics, Prairie Plumbing & Heating, Premier Co-op, QLF, Randan Agri-Service, Salm Partners, Sierra Dessert Breeders, Sloan Implement, Twohig, Reibach & Schneider, Udder Comfort, United Coop and Waupun Equipment.

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: • • •

14 & Under Judging Winners: Emma Olstad, Briana Griswold & Ryan Griswold

15 & Over Judging Winners: Logan Gutenberger, Lindsey Hellendbrand & Sara Griswold

Ladies Judging Winners: Kristin Olson, Vicki Janisch & Angela Davis-Brown

Men’s Judging Winners: Kent Wendorf, Jim Rickert & Gary Swain

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

Please forward your resume, cover letter and grade transcript with two letters of reference by November 15, 2012 to: WI Holstein Association, Summer Internship, 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913. Interviews will be held at the WHA office in Baraboo, WI. Please call 1.800.223.4269 with questions about this internship opportunity.

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2013 Junior Convention County Checklist Make sure you’re prepared for the 2013 Junior Convention Friday, December 28-Sunday, December 30, 2012 by checking off a few items in advance: ___ October 1 - Submitted DJM, YMR, 12 & Under, Long Range Production and Junior Progressive Breeder award forms ___ October 15 – Submitted Essay entry ___ November 1 – Submitted Junior Trip and Royalty applications ___ November 15 – Submitted WHY Friend application and Dairy Bowl entries ___ November 20 – Reserved hotel rooms for convention ___ November 30 – Submitted Dairy Jeopardy and Speaking Contest entries ___ December 7 – Submitted registration forms for county ___ December 27 – Contest room entries are complete and packed ___ December 28 – Juniors and Chaperones are in the car driving to Junior Convention in Janesville

Book your hotel rooms for Junior Convention by November 20! The 2013 Junior Convention will be hosted by Rock County and taking place at the Holiday Inn Express, 3100 Wellington Place, Janesville, WI 53546. Room reservations need to be made by November 20 under the “WI Junior Holstein Convention” room block by calling 608-756-3100. There are 120 rooms available at the main hotel at the rate of $99 for a king bed or double queen bed room. Additional hotel space is available at the Microtel Inn, 3121 Wellington Place, Janesville WI 53546. (directly next to Holiday Inn Express). Call 608-752-3121 and reference room block “WI Junior Holstein Convention” in order to reserve a single queen room at $55.99 or a double queen room at $60.99.

WHY Friend Applications

It’s time to recognize the junior advisor, parent or volunteer that has helped your county gain momentum or remain strong during 2012. Recognition of the WHY Friend is a great way to show that dedicated person in your county that you appreciate everything they have done for you during the year. We all have those special individuals that have put in countless hours in order to ensure your junior Holstein program remained strong. Now, show your appreciation by nominating them for the 2012 WHY Friend award by November 15, 2012

Sell, Sell, Sell!

The largest fundraising effort of the year is underway for our Junior programs and events – the Junior Raffle! Our calf this year is donated by MilkSource Genetics, a herd that excels in the show ring year after year. Tickets should be easy to sell to any Registered Holstein enthusiast. Just ask! In order to broaden your potential audience to sell to, we rounded up UW Men’s Badger Hockey tickets, two rounds of golf with cart and more. So ask that teacher, business man or local convenience store clerk if they will support our Junior Holstein events and programs. There is something for everyone in this raffle! If you need more tickets, contact the office any time. Just give us a call and we will be more than happy to get them in the mail for you right away. Keep us printing tickets because that means 2013 is going to be a great year!

$$ Holsti-Buck Corner $$ Earn Holsti-Bucks for your county to use at the WHA Junior Convention! Due Nov. 1 to WHA, 902 8th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913 or email Remember to include your name and county. It’s time to gear up for Dairy Bowl! 1. Who was named the 2012 Outstanding Holstein Boy and Girl? 2. What is the most common treatment for twisted stomachs? 3. (T or F) It is desirable for a cow to have a wide muzzle? 4. (T or F) A cow’s 305-day milk record record is a direct measurement of its genotype? 5. Name the 2012 Wisconsin Holstein Princess. 6. When referring to proof information, what do the letters FLC stand for? 7. Which vitamins are rumen microbes capable of producing? 8. In what city and state is the Holstein Association USA headquartered? 9. What hormone, when released by a cow, can inhibit milk letdown? This often occurs because of nervous or frightened animals. 10. (T or F) Mycotoxins are caused by bacteria in feed. 11. (T or F) Colostrum contains twice the dry matter, three times the minerals and five times the protein as whole milk. 12. How many pairs of chromosomes does a cow have? 13. A calf should receive how many quarts of colostrum within one hour after birth? 14. What term describes the portion of a feed that remains after water has been removed by drying in an oven? 15. The rumen is the largest part of the cow’s stomach compartments. What is the primary process that takes place in the rumen?

2013 Dairy Jeopardy Entry Form Return by December 1, 2012 to:

WHA, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI, 53913; fax to 608-356-6312 or email On-time entry fee is $5.00 per person; late fee is $10 per person Name: ____________________________________________________

Age (as of Jan. 1 2013): _______

Address: _________________________________ City, State, Zip: ________________________________ E-mail:_________________________________________

Phone: _______________________________

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Dairy Bowl Dairy Bowl Deadlines The Dairy Bowl contest will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention. Finals will be held on Sunday, December 30, 2012. The deadline to enter a team for the 2013 Dairy Bowl Contest will be NOVEMBER 15, 2012. Entries must be IN OFFICE by this date or entry fees will double. The fee to enter teams will remain $10 for the Rookie division and $30 for Junior and Senior divisions. Remember, FEES WILL DOUBLE if the entry form is not IN OFFICE by November 15. Again this year, 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 2013 Junior Convention. This includes all possible team memebers 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 WI Holstein Association or WI Junior Holstein Association. Counties that will 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 that we have a more exact number of teams prior to convention. 2013 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 HA Pulse (Quarterly) HF Understanding Genetics & the Sire Summaries HF Pedigree Q & A

HF The Path to your future...Careers in Agriculture HF Dairy Cattle Marketing HF Working with Dairy Cattle HF Effective Group Leadership HF Dairy Judging HF World of Dairy Cattle Nutrition HF Showring Ready - Beginner’s Guide to Showing Dairy Cattle (NEW) The Rules Are Black and White... WHA History Book (Ch. 1 & 2) August Sire Summary (Red Book) Dairy Bowl Rules Dairy Cow Unified Scorecard 2012 Hoard’s Dairyman (exception - no December 2012 issue) 2012 Wisconsin Holstein News (exception - no December 2012 issue) 2012 Holstein World (exception - no December 2012 issue) Calf Care (Hoard’s) Showing 101 (Hoard’s) Virginia Dairy Quiz Bowl Study Materials Additional Senior Sources: WHA History Book (Ch. 1, 2, 12, 13, 14, pgs 99-119) HA Cattle Merchandising & Advertising Policy Cattle Abnormalities A78861 CA 2012 Dairy Herd Management (exception - no December 2012 issue) Profitable Milking (Hoard’s) Progress of the Breed (Ch.1) Dairy Cattle Fertility & Sterility Hoard’s Feeding Guide (2008)

2013 Dairy Bowl Team Entry Return IN OFFICE by November 15, 2012 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, 2012. #Rookie Teams: _______

# Junior Teams: _______

# Senior Teams: _______

# Wisconsin Team Members: _______

All possible team member names must be submitted with this form in order to be considered a completed entry. There is no limit to the number of names that can be included. Each county will be allowed 10 participants in Junior and 10 participants in Senior Dairy Bowl. There will be a “Rookie” Dairy Bowl opportunity for members age 11 & under. Young or first year teams will be allowed two rounds each and no awards will be given in this division. Teams entering late will have entry fees doubled. For answers to any questions, call 1.800.223.4269! wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2012-23

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ACKY WPoint of View Editor’s Comments

It’s that time of year again - World Dairy Expo! I know many people that look forward to this week all year long and I can understand why. It’s a great chance to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and see some great cows - of all breeds. I hope everyone has a chance to get to World Dairy Expo for at least one day and see all that it has to offer. Be sure to stop by our booth in the lower level of the arena and good luck to all those exhibiting at the show! If you’ve picked up this issue at our booth at WDE, we hope you’ll enjoy all Wisconsin Holstein has to offer. If you’d like to become a monthly subscriber, please visit our website at or call our office at 1-800-223-4269. Included in this issue is the entry form for the 2015 WHA Futurity. Entries for the show are due January 1 and are $35 per head. The deadline will sneak up on you before you know it, so don’t delay sending in your entries! If you have any questions about the Futurity, please give our office a call. The entry deadline for our annual Cover Contest is also coming up. We’re looking for fun views and scenic photos of cows with submissions due Nov. 15. We do accept high quality electronic photos, but please make sure they are at least 5x7 in size and 300 dpi or larger. If you have any questions, please email me at or call 608-723-4933. Our next issue will feature Red & White Holsteins and all the results from World Dairy Expo. If you are interested in advertising, please give me a call or email by October 12. Our Communications Committee has planned some exciting things planned for feature issues for 2013. If you’re interested in taking advantage of our contract rates, please give me a call or email for more information. This is a great way to save on all your ads next year - packages start at just four ads during the year, any size. Until next time...

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October 2012 Classifying in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix & Trempealeau counties 2-6 World Dairy Expo, Madison 15 Junior Essay contest entries due to WHA office 18 Harmony-Ho Dairy Production Sale, hosted by Harmony-Ho Holsteins, Stratford, managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co. 19 Bosside Tag Sale, Colby 20 Second Annual Cream of the Crop Dairy Challenge, 925 Lexington Blvd. Fort Atkinson, WI 53538. $20 entry due October 15, 2012 to Mark Lundy at N3384 Hwy. 89 Jefferson, WI 53549. 27 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Dairy Classic Sale, Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, 11:00am November 2012 Classifying in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas & Washburn counties 1 Junior Farm Trip & WHA Royalty applications due to WHA office 3 NAILE Junior Dairy Cattle Show, Louisville, KY 5 NAILE Open Dairy Cattle Show, Louisville, KY 8-9 Royal Winter Fair, Dairy Cattle Show, Toronto, Canada 10 Distinguished Dairy Breeder & Younger Dairy Person award applications due to WHA office 15 Young Adult Education & WHY Friend award applications due to WHA office 30 WHA Board Meeting December 2012 Classifying in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington & Waukesha counties 1 WHA Board Meeting 28-30 2013 Junior Holstein Convention, Janesville, hosted by Rock County January 2013 Classifying in Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette counties 1 2015 Futurity entries due 12 2013 Top Performer entries due (postmarked) February 2012 Classifying in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Rock & Walworth counties 22-24 WHA Adult Convention, Stoney Creek Inn - Wausau, 1100 Imperial Ave., Rothchild, WI 54474, hosted by Marathon County March 2012 Classifying in Langlade, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago counties 9 16th Badger Invitational, University of WI-Madison Stock Pavilion, Madison, assisted by Tom Morris Ltd. 19 WHA Barn Meeting, site TBD 20 WHA Barn Meeting, site TBD 22 The Quest for Success Sale, hosted by Bella-View Holsteins, Marion 23 Milksource Tag Event, Kaukauna 28 WHA Barn Meeting, site TBD 29 WHA Barn Meeting, site TBD Other Upcoming Events April 8, 2013 WI Showcase Sale, Fond du Lac April 13, 2013 Redfest at Crescentmead Holsteins, Ixonia, managed by Todd Wendorf April 20, 2013 Midwest National Spring Show, Jefferson May 4, 2013 Celebration III Sale hosted by Duckett Holsteins, Marshfield, managed by Mike & Julie Duckett June 18, 2013 District 6 Holstein Show, Stoughton July 7-11, 2013 National Holstein Convention, Indianapolis, IN July 15-15, 2013 WI Championship Show, Lancaster

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS ABS Global . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Accelerated Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Alpha Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Cybil Fisher Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Initial Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Interglobe Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 International Protein Sires/Our Help . . . . . . . IBC Koepke Farms, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Krohlow’s Registered Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . IFC

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Merle Howard Agency, Paula Bovre . . . . . . . . 25 Merle Howard Agency, Steve Howard . . . . . . 25 Misty Meadows Wood Products . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Morris Ltd., Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Pete’s Auction & Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Rickert Bros. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Rural Mutual Ins./Brian Greenman . . . . 19 & 25 Second-Look Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Select Sires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Sunshine Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Taurus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 & 25 The Practice Veterinary Services . . . . . . . . . . 25 Ultrascan, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

MW HOLSTEINS ADVERTISERS Blue Star Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

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Bosside Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Crescentmead Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Fer-Crest Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Gold Beth Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Harmony-Ho Production Sale . . . . . . . . 25 Hilltop Dairy LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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Holstein Association Representatives Sarah Trapp W16080 Merlin Road, Taylor, WI 54659 608-525-2901 cell: 608-628-1978 e-mail: Chris Lyons W 5979 Lee Dr., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 920-563-1082 cell 920-723-2406 e-mail: Dennis Devore 1905 9th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 cell: 319-270-5038 e-mail: 26–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/October 2012

Marathon County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-30 Ragnar Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Ran-Rose Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Ripps Dairy Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Royola Holsteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Sugar Creek Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Summit Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 UW Farm & Industry Short Course . . . . 11 UW-Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 10 UW-Platteville Pioneer Dairy Club Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Walk-Era . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

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ROCKWELL daughters (top to bottom): Enge Meadowood Rockwell 1637, Enge’s Meadowood Farm, Wisconsin Cycle Norma Rockwell, Cycle Farm, Wisconsin Sunset Oaks Rock Starz, Tony Welti, Wisconsin B-Enterprise Rockwell 7176, Brigeen Farms, Maine



USA 137941663 100% RHA-NA aAa: 234156 DMS: 126, 561

August 2012 Sire Summary:

TPI +2111 Milk +1666 +.07% +80F +.01% +54P 86%R Type +2.75 UDC +1.70 FLC +2.94 Calving Ease = 7% 85 daughters 55 herds

ONLY PROGENY TESTED BULL +2.75 TYPE & +134 LBS. OF FAT AND PROTEIN Sire: Jenny-Lou Mrshl Toystory-ET Dam: Brigeen Morty Rhonda EX-92 DOM 2-00 2x 365 34,270 4.4 1494 3.2 1092 Gr’Dam: Brigeen Convincer Rhonda EX-95 2E GMD DOM 4-10 2x 365 66,420 4.3 2839 2.9 1943 3rd Dam: Brigeen Emory Raisa-ET EX-92 2-00 2x 365 22,820 3.6 813 3.1 701 4th Dam: Brigeen-C Integrit Robin-ET EX-95 2E DOM 5th Dam: C Haselmere Prelude Rhoda EX-91 GMD Descends from “Queen of the Breed” Roxy

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