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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.
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.
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!
For full results and placings visit dairyshowsonline.com
|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|
The 2015 Minnesota State Show was held at the Nobles County Fairgrounds in Worthington, Minn. on Friday, June 19 2015. Joel Phoenix was the official judge for the show and placed 100 heifers and 77 cows for a total of 177 head.
Junior Champion was awarded to the first place spring yearling, Jacobs Windbrook Delay-ET exhibited by Corey Schmidt. Reserve junior champion honors were awarded to Strans-Tola Dundee Lisa Rae, the first place fall heifer calf. Receiving honorable mention honors for junior champion was the second place spring yearling, OCD Gold Chip Eloise-ET, exhibited by Anthony Kohls.
Judge Phoenix selected the first place senior three-year old, Richman Atwood Shasta R1142, exhibited by Alex M. Hanten and Milky Way Dairy as Intermediate champion. Reserve intermediate champion honors were awarded to Miss Alabama-Red-ET, the second place senior three-year old, exhibited by Reid Stransky & Westcoast Holsteins. Honorable mention intermediate champion honors were given to Stranshome Rlou Spot On-ET, exhibited by Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky.
Senior champion was awarded to the first place four-year old Liddlehome-Y H G Rae-ET, exhibited by Reid Stransky & T & L Cattle LTD. Reserve senior champion was presented to the first place aged cow Oakfield-Bro Jasp Fantom-ET exhibited by Reid Stransky & T & L Cattle LTD. Donfield Goldwyn Admire, the first place five-year old, exhibited by Al-Shar Hoslteins & Donfield Farms received honorable mention senior champion.
For grand champion judge Phoenix selected the senior champion, Liddlehome-Y H G Rae-ET, exhibited by Reid Stransky & T & L Cattle LTD. Reserve grand and Best Udder of the show was awarded to the reserve senior champion Oakfield-Bro Jasp Fantom-ET exhibited by Reid Stransky & T & L Cattle LTD. Honorable mention was awarded to the intermediate champion Richman Atwood Shasta R1142, exhibited by Alex M. Hanten and Milky Way Dairy. Best bred and owned went to the third place five-year old Lida-Acres Damion Allie, exhibited by Gregory B. Johnson. Reserve bred and owned went to the first place junior three-year old Stranshome Rlou Spot-on-ET exhibited by Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky.
The premier breeder of the 2015 Minnesota State Holstein show was awarded to Demmer Farms, of Ellendale, Minn. Premier Exhibitor was awarded to Joseph, Zach, Jerome & Darian Stransky of Owatanna, Minn. Congratulations to all exhibitors and thank you to all volunteers who made this event possible. The 2016 State Show will be held in Rochester Minn.
2015 MHA Spring Special Sale
After a long chilly week the sun was shining and the temperatures were up and brought in a crowd to fill the bleachers and then some of breeds and Holstein enthusiasts to the 2015 Minnesota Spring Special sale at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds in Rochester, MN. The sale was held on Saturday, April 11. 2015. At the sale 105 live lots were auctioned off and included one half lot. The sale averaged $2,693 on those 105 live lots.The 2015 Spring Special sale also offered again online/onsite embryo auction. Six total lots sold with an average of $375 per embryo.
The high seller of the day was lot 4 Minnigan-Hills Denver-ET, consigned by Minnigan Hills, John Dierson of Caledonia, MN. She was purchased for $22,000 by Gordon Lamb, Oakfield Corners from Oakfield, NY. The second high seller was lot 6 Sunview Troy Hazel-ET, consigned by Sebastien Dion of Levis, QU Canada. She was purchased for $8,400 by Korinna & Jeff Rohde of Grey Eagle, MN. Thank you to all who participated in the MHA Spring Special sale and helped make it a success. Thank you to all buyers, bidders, consignors, selectors and sale staff.
April 11, 2015
Olmstead Fair Grounds, Rochester, MN
Sale Begins at 11:00A.M.
ONLINE/SILENT EMBRYO AUCTION TERMS & CONDITIONS:
All embryo lots selling will sell as part of the online/onsite auction. Bidding will begin on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm CST. Bids will be accepted online and on sale day at the grounds. Bids made on the grounds will be included in the online bidding. The embryo auction will end on sale day, Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm CST. All embryos are froze DT unless otherwise noted in catalog or online. Embryo shipping coordination and expense is the responsibility of the buyer. These embryos are not available for export. The seller is responsible for proper transfer of embryos to buyer with Holstein Association USA. Visit www.dairyauctions.com to register and bid!
View this years sale catalog here!
Join us at this year's YAC embryo sale at the All-Breeds Convention on March 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. before the banquet.
Click here for catalog.
Mcleod County Holstein Association Annual Meeting- January 25
Kandiyohi Holstein Association Annual Meeting - January 31st
Houston County Holstein Club Annual Meeting - February 1st
East Central Holstein Club Annual Meeting - February 7th
Goodhue County Club Annual Meeting - February 17th
Southwest Minnesota Holstein Association Annual Meeting - February 19I
I-35 Club Annual Meeting - February 21
Mid-Minnesota Holstein Club Annual Meeting - February 21st
Carver Wright Hennepin County Annual Meeting February 22
Rochester Area Holstein Club Annual Meeting- February 28
NE Holstein Club Annual Meeting - February 28
Person of the Year Application
This year's MN All-breeds convention is March 6-7 at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN. Price for the complete meal package is $95. If you are looking to make reservations at the Hotel or Inn please call 1-800-468-3517 and ask for the Hinckley Hotel or the Hinckley Grand Casino Inn and make reservations under the Minnesota Holstein All-Breeds convention. The schedule will be updated on our website and the convention Facebook page which can be found here.
The Minnesota Brood Cow Contest is back and open to all Minnesota Holstein members. Do you have a special cow that has been the foundation for your herd? Maybe she has made an impact in other herds through daughters sold or sons in A.I. How about a cow family that has been successful for you? This is your chance to promote her and her offspring and win a free full-color, full-page ad along with the title of Minnesota Brood Cow of the Year.
RULES AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
This contest is open to all Minnesota Holstein members and any living or dead female is eligible. Nominate your show winner, life-time production cow, huge index star or bull mother.
A half page or larger ad must be placed in the March 2015 issue of the Minnesota Holstein News to complete your nomination. As a reminder, the March issue includes the Midwest Holsteins News and reaches over 7,500 Holstein breeders. Costs of the ads are $400 for full page and $225 for half page. A ballot will be placed in the March issue or will be available at the Minnesota All-Breeds Convention. Voting can also be done by email; one vote per membership or paid subscription.
The winner will be notified April 2015 and will be announced in the Minnesota Holstein News – June 2015 issue along with receiving a free full-page full color ad in this publication. Take the time to promote the foundation cow or foundation family from your herd!
Contact the MHA office today (320) 259-0637 to reserve your ad space. We will be more than happy to help you create an eye-appealing ad to gain the membership's vote. Ads are due Monday, January 26, 2015.
It was a beautiful morning in Minnesota for the 2014 Minnesota Fall Harvest Sale, but that didn't stop buyers and bidders from filling the bleachers at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Minn. The sale was held on Saturday, November 22, 2014. At the sale 105 lots were auctioned off and included three half lots. The sale averaged $2,838 on the 105 lots.
The 2014 Fall Harvest Sale also featured an online/on site embryo auction. Ten lots sold on the auction and averaged $340 per embryo. The high selling embryo lot was a package of three #1 embryos from Powerball-P x Ms Apples Annessa-Red-ET. This package was consigned by Mike Welu, Milroy, MN and purchased by Chad Kieffer.
The high selling consignment of the day was lot 9, Stockhaven Gold Alice. This lot was consigned by Dana Johnson and Brad Stockman of Pelican Rapids, Minn and was purchased by Al-Shar Holsteins, Groton, SD. The second high seller was lot 31, DO-N-JOY Advent Luxury-ET. This lot was consigned by Stranshome, Owatanna, Minn. and was purchased by Matt Timmer, Ellsworth, Minn.
Thank you to all who participated in the MHA Fall Harvest Sale and helped it to be a success. Thank you to all buyers, bidders, consignors, selectors, and sale staff!
November 22, 2014
Sale Begins at 11:00 AMNew this year! Calf Raffle Grand Prize a pick of one of 4 calves (must be present to win or have a representative there to pick that calf.) Only 200 tickets sold! 9 other prizes worth $100 or more in value. Proceeds go towards Junior Programs. Interested in purchasing a $100 ticket? Contact Minnesota Holstein today!
ONLINE/SILENT EMBRYO AUCTION TERMS & CONDITIONS:
All embryo lots selling will sell as part of the online/onsite auction. Bidding will begin on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm CST. Bids will be accepted online and on sale day at the grounds. Bids made on the grounds will be included in the online bidding. The embryo auction will end on sale day, Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm CST. All embryos are froze DT unless otherwise noted in catalog or online. Embryo shipping coordination and expense is the responsibility of the buyer. These embryos are not available for export. The seller is responsible for proper transfer of embryos to buyer with Holstein Association USA. Visit www.dairyauctions.com to register and bid!