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Wisconsin Holstein 29th Annual Futurity Show

Baraboo, Wis. – August 17, 2015…Eleven three-year-old Holstein cows paraded around the coliseum at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wis. on Saturday, August 15, 2015 to compete for the title of first place in the 29th Annual Wisconsin Holstein Futurity. John Erbsen of Lanark, Ill. served as the official judge.

The Wisconsin Holstein Futurity is a non-traditional cattle show, where the exhibitors enter their animals three years prior to the show in hopes of raising a high-quality show cow. It is a prestigious show where only the best in Registered Holsteins compete.

Topping the class was Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET, owned by Grady and Lane Wendorf and Dawson and Kylie Nickels of Dodge County and shown by Ryan Krohlow of Poynette, Wis. They received a $1,500 check from Badgerland Financial, a major sponsor of the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity. Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET was also named the Best Udder of the show and the top fat and protein production winner.

In second place was Oeh-My Atwood Enso, owned by Chase and Willow Oehmichen of Abbotsford, Wis. and shown by Chad Ryan of Fond du Lac, Wis. She took home a check for $750 presented by International Protein Sires. Oeh-My Atwood Enso was also named the top milk production winner.

Miss Summer Song-ET, owned by Dawson and Kylie Nickels of Watertown, Wis., and shown by Dawson Nickels placed third. Agropur presented a check for $500 to the Nickels siblings. Miss Summer Song-ET was also the first place Junior and received an award sponsored by Angela Davis-Brown of Ma-Brown Holsteins and Jerseys and $50 sponsored by the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association

Even though the cows are the stars of the show, the WHA Futurity is a time for our exhibitors to exchange their blue jeans and boots for ball gowns and tuxedos. All the exhibitors dressed to impress, but only three best-dressed individuals were named. Each best-dressed individual received a trophy with a photo frame and a cash award. Frisle-Vu Holsteins, Indianhead Holsteins, and Scenic-Edge Holsteins were the sponsors for the Best Dressed awards. Best Dressed Junior went to Nicole Wright from Watertown, Wis., Joel Kietzman from Waunakee, Wis., was awarded Best Dressed Male, and Best Dressed Female went to Christa Wendorf from Ixonia, Wis.

The WHA Futurity show is not only a fun and formal event for the exhibitors, it's also a great way to promote the dairy industry. The main purpose of the show is to promote the dairy industry to the general public and display the care and dedication that dairy producers have for their animals and the products they produce. The WHA Futurity was created to inform people that are not from an agriculture background about the Registered Holstein and the dairy industry.

We hope you will join us next year as we celebrate the 30th Annual Wisconsin Holstein Futurity on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

Photos available upon request.