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Southeast Minnesota All-Breeds Youth Dairy Show

The Fourteenth annual Southeast Minnesota All-Breeds Youth Dairy Show will be held Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Winona County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, MN.

The show will start at 10:30am.  It is open to all youth under 21 years of age.  A novice spring calf class will be held for all exhibitors under the age of 8 years old.  Prizes are given to the winning entries and all exhibitors will receive a t-shirt.

It is a one day show with no charge to exhibit. 

Applications and information can be found online at your county extension office, (click on your county map), or or or
call Trista Ruen at 507-467-3530.

Entries are due June 1.

2016 Minnesota Spring Special Sale

The catalog is now online! Click here to view online. Click here to download.

Update Sheet

Update Lot 77

Added Lot 123 &124

Added Embryo Lots

2016 All Breeds Convention

The West Central Holstein club hosted the 2016 annual Minnesota All-Breeds Dairy Convention March 3-5 at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Fargo North Dakota. Around 150 were in attendance throughout the convention.

On Thursday afternoon before the official kick off of convention the Minnesota Holstein Association (MHA) held its board of directors meeting to discuss upcoming events and tackle current issues in the association.
Friday morning started the convention with the annual Minnesota Purebred Dairy Cattle Association. They had a great turn out of people filled with great ideas on how to improve the youth, state fair, legislative and All-Breeds Convention committees. Following the meeting was the annual PDCA awards luncheon where they recognized the 2016 Distinguished Breeders.

After the awards luncheon various breed associations met to discuss past and upcoming year’s activities. The Minnesota Holstein Association held various committee meetings.

Following the meetings Chuck Will hosted the Minnesota Spring Convention Sale. Around 60 lots were sold with various breeds being auctioned off to the highest bidder.

The awards banquet kicked off with the Young Adult Committee embryo auction. The proceeds are used to help sponsor young adults trip to All-Breeds Convention and to put on educational events. Thank you to all who supported the auction.

Many awards were handed out at this year’s banquet. Jan Albrecht presented the Distinguished Junior Member to Lucas Plamann from Hutchinson, Minn. She also presented the Young Distinguished Junior Member award to Isaac Nelson, Sleepy Eye, Minn. Andrew Steinhagen then awarded Jill Butterfass with a special award for all of her hard work as the administrative assistant over the past years through two different executive secretaries. Presenting the Longtime Meritorious Service Award was Melvin Hackett. The recipients were Norbert (Junior) & Judy Sonnek. Pat Dickmann recieved the Longtime Meritorious Award in honor of the late Douglas Dickmann. Russ Thyen presented the President’s Award to Patti Schaefer for her dedication to Minnesota Holstein programs. John Vander Wal presented the Retiring President's award to Russ Thyen for his years of service as President of the Minnesota Holstein Association. Person of the year was awarded to the Southwest Minnesota Holstein Club.

Following the awards Hank Van Exel spoke about the past and present of the Dairy Industry. he also included a brief history of his dairy in California.

Saturday morning started with a round table discussion with Speaker US Congressman Collin Peterson with Jerry Muzzy as the moderator. Following the early bird session the A couple of the breed associations as well as the  Minnesota Holstein Association held their annual meetings. At the Minnesota Holstein Association meeting committee reports were given by committee chairs. President Russ Thyen presented the retiring board member award to Mike Sheehan for nine years of service on the board. Resolutions were read and new resolutions were passed. Nominations were held and Ted Norling was newly elected to the board. The meeting finished up with new business. Patti presented the first stage of the new website to the members and asked members to let her know if there were any questions or suggestions for the new website.

The MHA Board of directors met at the conclusion of the annual meeting to elect officers for the upcoming year. The executive board includes president John Vander Wal, vice president Andy Steinhagen along with directors Keith Mahoney, Patti Schaefer, Kenn Mueller, Tracy Schaefer and Matt Timmer.

At the conclusion of the convention Marty Michelson read some “Cowboy Poetry” at the noon luncheon. It was an entertaining way to wrap up a great convention.

2015 Minnesota Holstein Fall Sale

This years fall sale will be on November 21, 2015 in Hutchinson, MN at the McLeod County Fairgrounds. Check out our sale page for the catalog and more information.

2015 Midwest Fall National Holstein Show

The 2015 Midwest Fall National Show was held in conjunction with the MN State Fair open show on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. The official judge for the show was Pat Conroy of Indiana. Judge Conroy placed 105 heifers and 104 cows for a total of 209 head.

Of the 105 heifers that were shown in the morning Judge Conroy selected the first place winter calf, Milksource Sid Desire-ET exhibited by Milk Source LLC as the junior champion of the show. Reserve junior champion honors were given to the first place spring yearling, Kawartha Fever Hailey exhibited by Steven W Pfaff & Mandy, Brazil and Graisson Schmidt.

For intermediate champion nine exceptional animals were out in the ring. The intermediate champion of the show was Richman Atwood Shasta R1142 the first place senior three-year-old exhibited by Milky-Way Dairy & Alex Hanten. Reserve intermediate champion was the first place senior two-year-old, Arolene Goldwyn Divine exhibited by Jason Volker & Dan Hovden. Senior and grand champion honors were presented to Brackleyfarm Chelios Cheerio the first place four-year-old exhibited by Milk Source LLC. Bracklefarm Chelios Cheerio also received best udder of the show. Reserve senior champion and reserve grand champion honors were given to the first place five-year-old Indianhead Redcarpet Tia-ET, exhibited by Robert J. Schauf. Indianhead Redcarpet Tia-ET also received best bred & owned of the show.

Premier breeder of the 2015 show was presented to Esperanza Cattle Co. and premier exhibitor was presented to Jason Volker and Dan Hovden.

A step out junior show was also held, the Midwest Fall National junior show. For junior champion of the junior show judge Conroy selected the first place junior exhibitor spring yearling, Jacobs Windbrook Delay-ET exhibited by Cory Schmidt and for reserve the first place junior exhibitor fall calf Siemers C-Vet Haya-Brite-ET, exhibited by Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers.

Senior and grand champion of the Midwest Fall National Junior Show was awarded to Siemers Braxton Marabel-ET, exhibited by Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers. Reserve senior and reserve grand champion honors were awarded to MDF Goldwyn Breezer 40-ET exhibited by Claire M Van Dyk.

Thank you to all exhibitors for participating in the show, to all sponsors for sponsoring the awards and to all volunteers for helping the show run smoothly. We hope to see you all again next year!

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District Shows

District I Wednesday, July 29  Results Olmsted Fairgrounds, Rochester
District II Saturday, August 22 Results Steele Fairgrounds, Owatonna
District IV Wednesday, August 12 Results Nobles Fairgrounds, Worthington
District V Saturday, August 8 8:30 AM Carver County Fair
District VI Friday, July 3 Results Cannon Valley Fair, Cannon Falls
District VII Saturday, July 11 Results Anoka Fairgrounds, Anoka
District VIII Saturday, August 1 Results Stearns Fairgrounds, Sauk Centre
District X Saturday, August 8 Results Clearwater Fairgrounds, Bagley