490s top Junior and
1. Steve Quanz, Wayland, N.Y.
2. Evie Hamilton, Cuba City, Wis.
3. Linda Mann, Franklin, Ind.
4. Brice Titus, Ferndale, Calif.
5. Kristie Maynard, Houston, Minn. winners placing in the top Southwest Tech and holds a degree
6. Jeanie Lewis, Auburn, Maine four or twelve in their respective in agriculture production and ser-
7. Doug Nelson, Eau Claire, Wis.
divisions came from a remarkable vices. The Hamilton’s 65 registered
8. Stephen Uhlman, Ashland, N.H.
9. Jennifer Sandberg, St. Taylors Falls, Minn. eighteen states and one Canadian Holsteins average 26,788 M, 1,053
10. Elizabeth Byers, West Lafayette, Ind. province. While winners came from F, and 783 P. They have received
11. Bill Uecker, Watertown, Wis. coast-to-coast, Wisconsin, Minne- the Progressive Breeder of Regis-
12. Jake Whitmore, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada sota, and Pennsylvania lead the way try Award from Holstein USA for
HONORABLE MENTION with over half of the top scores. the past 17 years and were honored Steve Quanz
Paul Solum, Spring Grove, Minn. Entries in for the 81st annual with the Herd of Excellence Award Wayland, N.Y.
Tony Titus, Ferndale, Calif. contest came from every U.S. state by the national association in 2008.
Nancy Potts, Purcellville, Va.
except New Mexico. Judges from Evie, John, and Charlie have bred or
Matthew Morrison, Galva, Ill. JUNIOR WINNER
Michael Yoder, Belleville, Pa. Canada, Australia, Belize, Malta, developed over 40 Excellent cows, 16
Emily Rajaniemi, Durham, N.H. New Zealand, and Turkmenistan Gold Medal Dams, and over 20 cows
Claire Vos, St. Paul, Minn. also placed all five classes. with 200,000 lifetime.
Krista Wawock, St. Paul, Minn. Linda Mann’s correct selection
Sarah Rasmussen, St. Paul, Minn.
of the Reserve Supreme Champion
Yakira Moore, St. Paul, Minn. Junior 15,922
Kathryn Horski, St. Paul, Minn. put her in third place over the next
Ali Hussein, St. Paul, Minn. two individuals with 484s. Mann,
Ag-ed instructors 247
Kristen Mozeika, St. Paul, Minn. who hails from Franklin, Ind., helps
Alisha Keyes, St. Paul, Minn. Total entries 21,272 coach the Franklin Community High
Katelynn Rusy, St. Paul, Minn.
Lindsay Moore, St. Paul, Minn. School FFA dairy judging team.
High schools 280
Carl Greco, Monroe, Wis. Brice Titus and Kristie Maynard
4-H clubs 436
Kate Fechter, Cleveland, Wis. were in a two-way tie for fourth and
Robin Kleine, Manhattan, Kan. Families 520
fifth place at 484 and selected the
Josh Zonneveld, Laton, Calif. College teams 95 Charlie Hamilton
same Supreme Champion. After
Jenny Allen, Doylestown, Pa. Co-op teams 33 Cuba City, Wis.
ranking the cows in each class on
JUNIOR DIVISION the five major breakdowns, Titus
came in fourth. FAMILY DIVISION
1. Charlie Hamilton, Cuba City, Wis. Senior Division Brice Titus has been entering the 1. Michael Lewis Family, Bath, N.H.
2. Jolee Miller, Watertown, Wis.
3. Jaclyn Thompson, Pulaski, Pa. With a 490, SUNY-Cobleskill Hoard’s Dairyman Cow Judging 2. Dale Urbanek Family, Cashton, Wis.
4. Austin Henn, Bonduel, Wis. freshman Steve Quanz topped Contest every year since he was 7 3. Craig Krohlow Family, Black Creek, Wis.
4. Mark Iager Family, Woodbine, Md.
5. Amber Cina, Bonduel, Wis. all competitors with his placings years old. The now 21-year-old Fern-
6. Cody Loveless, Bonduel, Wis. HONORABLE MENTION
entered as part of the college judg- dale, Calif., high school graduate
7. Jenna Wetzel, Lancaster, Pa.
8. Vanessa Hostetter, Lebanon, Pa. ing team headed up by John Tyron. was on the high school’s dairy judg- Carl Greco Family, Monroe, Wis.
Quanz competed on the Steuben ing team throughout high school. Harlow Wolkow Family, Lakeville, Minn.
9. Tyler Robinson, Ferndale, Wash.
George Pretz Family, Paola, Kan.
10. Clayton Ehrke, Jefferson, Wis. County 4-H dairy judging team Today, he works at Miranda Dairy Jerry Jennissen Family, Brooten, Minn.
11. Tatiana Stemsrud, Stockholm, S.D. coached by Don Bossard. Last fall, and also raises registered Jerseys. Neal Kaste Family, Tillamook, Ore.
12. Emma Reeves, Dublin, Va.
Quanz represented the New York Kristie Maynard, the club leader for Dan Koester Family, Dakota, Ill.
HONORABLE MENTION state 4-H team at the Louisville, the 21-member Pleasant Busy Bees Richard Larson Family, Alma Center, Wis.
Lyle Ott Family, Brillion, Wis.
Alanna Staffin, Hillsborough, N.J. Ky., contest. He will compete on his 4-H Club of Houston, Minn., took fifth
Ariel Staffin, Hillsborough, N.J. Brent Lokai Family, St. Paris, Ohio
college’s judging team this autumn. place. Maynard has participated in Mike Potts Family, Purcellville, Va.
Tyler Wampler, Mosheim, Tenn.
Mallarie Stookey, Warsaw, Ind.
The Wayland, N.Y., native would the Hoard’s Contest since she was in Scott Lundy Family, Jefferson, Wis.
Jake Allen, Belleville, N.Y. like to one day teach animal science 4-H when her mom, the club leader, Gordon Barlass Family, Janesville, Wis.
Vanessa Peet, Fillmore, N.Y. at the college level and have a dairy would bring contest materials to Keith Krebsbach Family, Colby, Wis.
Moses Vleck, McAllen, Texas Chris Stiles Family, Berryville, Va.
and livestock farm on the side. meetings. The University of Wiscon- Maynard Lang Family, Brooklyn, Iowa
Zachary Ross, Clyde, N.C.
In second, with a 488, is Evie sin-Platteville graduate grew up on David Sears Family, S. Deerfield, Mass.
Rebekah Farris, Nampa, Idaho
* 16 members of the Loudoun County 4-H Hamilton of Cuba City, Wis. Ham- her family’s dairy farm, and now her Darryl Walker Family, Damascus, Md.
Dairy Club were tied with a 478. ilton owns Hill-Ton Holsteins with children show cattle from the dairy. Raymond Steenbock Family, Pleasant Hope, Mo.
Jack Albright Family, Carmel, Ind.
her husband, John, and son Char-
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lie. Evie was an honor student at
FAMILY DIVISION WINNERS The Supreme Champion is . . .
XANADU CHAMPION KANDY KISS EX 94 was named the unanimous Supreme Champion by
our judges. Owned by Ben Sauder of Tremont, Ill., she was the 2009 Supreme Champion of
World Dairy Expo’s junior show and was Reserve All American 5-year-old at the All American Jer-
sey Show in Louisville, Ky., later that fall. The Jersey from River Valley Dairy has an EX 92 dam
and an EX 95 granddam. Reserve Supreme Champion was Cook-Farm Out Jennifer-ET EX 90.
Sara and Michael Lewis with children Madison and Aidan Owned by Cook Farm of Hadley, Mass., she was the second place 5-year-old at the 2010 Mas-
Bath, New Hampshire sachusetts Holstein Show. She comes from an EX-93 dam with the next five dams being VG.
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AG-ED WINNER Junior Division School freshman lives on her fam- and Aidan, won the family division.
Charlie Hamilton’s selection of the ily’s 220-acre dairy and swine farm. Both Michael and Sara grew up on
Reserve Supreme Champion broke They milk 50 registered Holsteins dairy farms and continue to help on
a first-place tie at 490. Hamilton, a and Brown Swiss, raise 50 replace- those operations. Michael also works
15-year-old Cuba City, Wis., fresh- ments, and have a 100-sow farrow- in sales at Farm-Way, Inc. The fam-
man with a 4.0 GPA, is the son of to-finish operation. Thompson is a ily’s interest in dairy judging took
John and Evie (who was second in majorette in her high school band root last year when daughter Madi-
the senior division). He entered the and would like to go into veterinary son began her 4-H dairy project.
contest as part of his FFA class led medicine after high school. Both Michael and Sara, who met in
by Jill Van Schyndle. Charlie was A three-way tie between class- high school, are 4-H volunteers.
named a 2010 Young Distinguished mates in Doug Raymaker’s agricul- The Dale and Cheryl Urbanek
Junior Member Finalist by Hol- ture class at Bonduel High School Family of Cashton, Wis., took sec-
stein Association USA. He is presi- was broken by the previously men- ond by less than one point over the
JoAnn Peterson dent of his 4-H club and secretary tioned tiebreakers involving the five third and fourth place families.
Argyle, Wis. of both the FFA chapter and the descriptive scorecard breakdowns. Dale and Cheryl represent the fifth
Grant County Junior Holstein Asso- Taking fourth was Austin Henn, generation while children Ryan,
AG-ED INSTRUCTOR DIVISION ciation. He is very active on 4-H and the 17-year-old son of Thomas and Casey, and Carrie are the sixth gen-
1. JoAnn Peterson, Argyle, Wis. FFA dairy judging teams. An avid Linda Henn who farm near Bon- eration to operate the family dairy
2. Jake Cramer, Janesville, Wis. speaker and writer, Charlie won the duel, Wis. A long-time 4-H and FFA farm which dates back to 1870. They
3. Steven Merkel, Fort Atkinson, Wis. Holstein USA’s 2009 public speak- member, Henn enjoys showing at milk 70 Holsteins and one Guern-
4. Darren Ropp, Fairbury, Ind.
ing contest and took first place in both the county and state fair. This sey. Casey and Carrie are members
HONORABLE MENTION this year’s online essay contest. high school junior would like to be a of the LaCrosse County 4-H dairy
Jordan Donnerbauer, Stanley, Wis. Watertown Lucky Clovers 4-H’er police officer one day. judging team led by Don Langrehr
Matt Fisher, Trenton, Ill. Jolee Miller took second place. The In fifth is Bonduel junior Amber and Jenny Clark. The Cashton High
Jason Chester, Mt. Ulla, N.C. Cina. She is a member of the School freshmen are also on the
Ryan Indergard, Monticello, Wis.
10-year-old daughter of Kristin and
Martin Koster, Prophetstown, Ill. Jeff Miller of Watertown, Wis., Jolee is school’s FFA dairy judging team FFA dairy judging team.
Steve Vines, Winnfield, La. a fifth grader at Webster Elementary that has competed at district, state, A tie between third and fourth place
Jacob Diezi, Bellville, Texas School. Miller credits her club leader, and national contests. Cina is the at 464 points was broken based on the
Ronnie Thomas, Warner Robins, Ga.
Bill Uecker, for teaching her how to 17-year-old daughter of Greg and Deb selection of Supreme Champion. Craig
Christine Williams, Bernville, Pa.
evaluate dairy cows. She looks forward Tauchen. Cina’s stepfather, Greg, is and Marlene Krohlow and their sons,
Glen Jones, Denver, Ind.
Gwen Boettcher, De Forest, Wis. to showing her first calf at the Jeffer- co-owner of Tauchen Harmony Valley Travis and Ryan, took third place.
Robert Reed, Berlin, Ohio son County Fair this summer. Dairy. After high school, she would The family has been entering the con-
Lori Mayhew, Damascus, Md. In third is Jaclyn Thompson, the like to attend the University of Wis- test for the past 20 years. Craig has
Jeff Agnew, Fort Atkinson, Wis. consin-River Falls and major in ag judged numerous county fairs and
Raylene Russell, Alexandria, Pa.
14-year-old daughter of Robin and
Melissa Leonard, Blanchardville, Wis. John Thompson, Pulaski, Pa. She business and dairy science. has been a coach for local 4-H and
has been entering our contest the FFA dairy judging teams. They farm
Dick Campany, Alexandria Bay, N.Y.
Family Division 300 acres and have 45 registered Hol-
Jim Kvalheim, Evansville, Wis. past six years as a member of the
Larry Campbell, Dietrich, Idaho
Sway 4-H Dairy Club led by David With a 468, Michael and Sara steins that average 23,500 M, 940 F,
Janice Bosworth, Middlebury, Vt.
Wilson. The Wilmington Area High Lewis, and their children, Madison and 729 P with a 112.9 BAA. Craig
THE MARSHFIELD FFA TOOK FIRST PRIZE IN THE FFA DIVISION. Shown from l to r: THEY SHOWED UP FOR CLASS on the Friday before spring break to compete in the
(front row) David Noll, Shoshanna Oliver, Lacey Mitchell, Trevor Fleishman, Vanessa Hoard’s contest. When scoring was complete, this University of Minnesota college team
Hamm, Sarah Schaefer, Jamie Gilbertson, Steven Salzmann, and Rebecca Winslow; took first place. From l to r: (front row) Kathryn Horski, Alisha Keyes, Claire Vos, and Kris-
(back row): teacher Tim Heeg, Peter Diedrich, Dylan Weichers, Danni Kroggel, Peyton ten Mozeika; (second row) Krista Wawack, Katelynn Rusy, Sarah Rasmussen; (third row)
Marshall, Eleni Seitz, Jacob Brock, Makailee Sova, and Brianna Hill. Ali Hussein, Yakira Moore, and Lindsay Moore; and (top left) Tony Seykora, coach.
THIS IS THE THIRD TRIP TO THE WINNER’S CIRCLE FOR THE LOUDOUN COUNTY THE DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA (DFA) TEAM NUMBER 1, led by Greg Mitchell,
4-H DAIRY CLUB Shown from l to r: (front row) Madeline Alt, Jill Harrison, Amelia won back-to-back co-op titles. Pictured from left to right are: Larry Frederick, Jeff
Bailey, Ashley White, and Leah Coles; (back row) Hayley Potts, Logan Potts, Gabriele Raney, Les Hardesty, George Rohrer, Mickey Childers, Buster Goff, Greg Mitchell,
White, Nicole Beard, and Nancy Potts, leader. Missing from photo: Alex Beard, Kayla Brian Hardy, and David Crowl. Larry Hancock is not pictured. This was one of six
Cadle, Jes Carr, Tess Hardesty, Zanny Ludtke, Amanda Ryerse, and Tess Warner. team entries that came from the DFA board of directors.
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also is an aAa analyzer, while sons 459.3 placed them in the winner’s FFA/AG-ED DIVISION
Ryan and Travis are cattle fitters. circle. The school is located in one of
1. Marshfield H.S., Tim Heeg, Marshfield, Wis.
In fourth place was the Mark the nation’s most densely populated
2. Mississinawa Valley H.S., Stephanie
and Elisha Iager Family of Wood- dairy areas with students com- Conway, Union City, Ohio
bine, Md. Mark manages the dairy ing from central Wisconsin’s Wood, 3. Oregon H.S., Steve Zibell, Oregon, Wis.
and crop operations at Maple Lawn Clark, and Marathon Counties. The 4. Winona FFA, Fitchburg, Wis.
Farms, Inc., Fulton, Md., and has Marshfield High School Agriculture HONORABLE MENTION
judged local, county, and state Department was named an Out- Chambersburg Area School District-Faust,
shows. He was the high individual of standing Middle-High School Agri- Lisa Shaw, Chambersburg, Pa.
the 1992 National 4-H Dairy Cattle culture Program in Wisconsin for Joppa H.S., Larry Durham, Joppa, Ill.
River Ridge H.S., Kory Stalsberg,
Judging Contest. Today, Mark and 2002 and 2009. They won the same
Patch Grove, Wis.
Elisha’s three children, Madison, award on the national level in 2009. Houston County High FFA, Ronnie Thomas,
Miranda, and Harrison, participate As a youth, FFA advisor Tim Heeg Warner Robins, Ga.
in 4-H dairy, livestock, and equine received All-American honors by Abbotsford H.S., John Slipek, Abbotsford, Wis.
projects. As a tribute to her brother placing in the top 25 individuals at Tillamook FFA, Tillamook, Ore.
Fort Atkinson FFA, Jeff Agnew, Steve Merkel,
who died in a farming accident, Eli- both the National 4-H and National Shannon Farrell, Fort Atkinson, Wis.
sha started the Harrison Mule Days Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Con- Stillwater Area H.S., Staci Brown,
and has a website for the event: tests at World Dairy Expo. Stillwater, Minn.
www.harrisonmuledays.com Claiming second was the Missis- Schoharie Valley FFA, David Marbot,
sinawa Valley High School from
Ag instructors Union City, Ohio. The team was
Linganore H.S., Pat Beachy, Frederick, Md.
Fairbanks FFA, Rob Riddle, Milford Center, Ohio
JoAnn Peterson has been par- lead by ag instructor Stephanie Hilmar H.S., Marc Coleman, Hilmar, Calif.
ticipating in the Hoard’s Dairyman Conway. Led by instructor Steve Huntington H.S., Terri Grissinger,
Cow Judging Contest for the past Zibell, third place was captured by Huntington, Pa.
eight years, and her 470 topped the Wisconsin’s Oregon High School.
division. The Argyle, Wis., teacher And rounding out the top four was 4-H CLUB DIVISION
received an agriculture education the Winona FFA from Fitchburg, 1. Loudoun County 4-H Dairy Club,
degree from the University of Wis- Wis. The team is coached by Leah Nancy Potts, Purcellville, Va.
consin-Platteville and also studied and Londa Johnson. 2. Rolling Clovers 4-H Club, Sandra
Stonesifer, Westminster, Md.
at CAH-Dronten in the Netherlands
for a semester. She grew up on a Winning 4-H teams 3. Nicollet County 4-H, Pat Pehrson,
St. Peter, Minn.
500-acre farm near Mazomanie, The Loudoun County 4-H Dairy 4. Friendly Valley 4-H, Lyle Ott, Brillion, Wis.
Wis., that milked 90 Holsteins. In Club claimed their third title in HONORABLE MENTION
college, she took dairy evaluation the Hoard’s Contest by scoring a Champaign County Dairy Judging, Jill Lokai,
with Michael Mee. 478. Previous wins took place in St. Paris, Ohio
Jake Cramer, Janesville, Wis., 1997 and 2005. Club leader Nancy Progressive Clovers 4-H Club, Amy Miller,
returns to the winner circle for the Potts reports 4-H’ers range from Taneytown, Md.
Fields and Flats 4-H, Susan Menendez,
third time. In 2006, Cramer placed first- to 10-year members. Last
Burlington Flats, N.Y.
third overall in the senior division year, one club member was on Lewistown Mt. View 4-H, Cheryl Lenhart,
and was fourth in the instructor the Virginia state 4-H team that Thurmont, Md.
division two years ago. The Univer- placed third at the National 4-H Eureka Twp. Jr. Dairy Club, Harlow Wolkow,
sity of Wisconsin-River Falls gradu- Contest at World Dairy Expo. Once Lakeville, Minn.
Cream of the Crop, Megan Lundy, Jefferson, Wis.
ate grew up on a Jefferson County a thriving dairy county, today Lou- Cumberland County 4-H Dairy Club,
dairy farm and showed at state and doun County has only one dairy Kathleen Walton, Carlisle, Pa.
national Holstein shows as a youth. farm. Two club members own Western 4-H Dairy, Robert Eckstine, Jamie
He still owns some dairy cattle. calves and offer them to club mem- Hartman, Shainia Ferguson, Mercersburg, Pa.
Watertown Lucky Clovers, Bill Uecker,
The Janesville Parker ag instructor bers without calves. The club also
was the 2004-2005 Wisconsin State is active in judging, quiz bowl, and Renfrew County 4-H Dairy Club, Rob Fletcher,
FFA Sentinel. Currently, Cramer is community service projects. Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
working on his master’s degree at A tie at 466 was broken by previ- Lorain County Dairy Judging Team, James
the University of Wisconsin-Stevens ously mentioned tiebreakers involv- Sheffield, Wellington, Ohio
Five Point 4-H, Greg Stumpf, Dodgeville, Wis.
Point in environmental education. ing the five descriptive scorecard Washington Co. 4-H Dairy Club, Matt and
In third is Fort Atkinson FFA breakdowns. In the end, The Roll- Tammy DeBaugh, Boonsboro, Md.
instructor Steven Merkel. He has ing Clovers 4-H Club of Westmin- Kernel Processor Rebuilding
been using the contest for the past ster, Md., led by Sandra Stonesifer COLLEGE DIVISION Claas, JD, NH, Gehl, Etc.
15 years as an educational tool in placed second. Led by Pat Pehrson, 1. University of Minnesota, Team 3, Pickup &
his classroom and was honorable the third place 4-H team was Nicol- Tony Seykora, St. Paul, Minn. Delivery
2. University of Minnesota, Team 1,
mention in the ag instructor divi- let County 4-H of St. Peter, Minn. Tony Seykora, St. Paul, Minn.
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sion in 2008. Prior to teaching, Rounding out the top four was the 3. University of Minnesota, Team 2,
Merkel spent 14 years working with Friendly Valley 4-H club of Brillion, Tony Seykora, St. Paul, Minn.
dairy producers as a nutritionist. He Wis. The club is led by Lyle Ott. 4. Kansas State University, Jon Pretz,
earned his undergraduate degree at
the University of Wisconsin-River Top college teams HONORABLE MENTION
Falls in agriculture education and The University of Minnesota dom- UW-River Falls, Team 2, Steve Kelm,
followed that with a master’s from inated the college ranks by plac- River Falls, Wis.
UW-River Falls, Team 1, Steve Kelm,
the University of Wisconsin-Stout in ing first, second, third, and receiv- River Falls, Wis.
technology and industrial education. ing six honorable mentions among University of Minnesota, Team 6,
Taking fourth was Illinois State the 95 entries in the division. The Tony Seykora, St. Paul, Minn.
University graduate Darren Ropp top three teams included students University of Minnesota, Team 8,
Les Hansen, St. Paul, Minn.
who now teaches at Prairie Central who are enrolled in Introduction to
University of Minnesota, Team 5,
High School in Fairbury, Ill. Ropp’s Animal Science. The Tony Seykora- Tony Seykora, St. Paul, Minn.
Prairie Central FFA dairy judging coached teams had scores of 474, University of Minnesota, Team 2,
team took top honors at the 2009 464, and 460. In fourth, with a 457, Les Hansen, St. Paul, Minn.
National FFA Dairy Judging Con- was a Kansas State University team
test. He was raised on a 100-cow coached by Jon Pretz. CO-OP — AG BOARD DIVISION
Jersey farm and now helps with 1. Dairy Farmers of America, Team 1,
dairy projects for daughters Saman- Champion co-ops Kansas City, Mo.
tha, Savannah, and Sadie who show The winning co-op entry came 2. DFA Mountain Area Council, Team 1,
Salt Lake City, Utah
at county, state, and national shows. from Dairy Farmers of America
3. Outagamie County Holsteins,
Team Number 1. The co-op with
High school teams New London, Wis.
9,500 member farms was formed in 4. North Star Cooperative, Belding, Mich.
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