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2012 JAC CommitteeFALL 2012

2012 Junior Raffle

By Cara Biely

Sell, sell, sell!!! Junior Raffle tickets are in the office and have been sent out to your local advisors.  Every ticket that you sell will earn your county $1 for various activities or events that your county attends.  This year the registered calf is donated by Milksource Genetics, LLC which we are very appreciative for and please when you see them, thank them as well!  Also new this year in the raffle are UW-Madison Men’s Hockey tickets and a round of golf with cart for four in the great northeast part of the state! The JACs are pulling out all the stops for the biggest Junior fundraiser of the year!

Enter to win of these great prizes and remember to thank our sponsors!
- UW Men’s Hockey Tickets (set of two)
- 2 rounds of 18-holes w/ golf cart at Wander Springs Golf Course, Greenleaf, WI
- Confections for Any Occasion by Joel- Gift Basket
- UW – RF Dairy Club-Gift Basket
- WI State Farmer – Gift
- Accelerated Genetics - Semen Certificate
- Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin –$100 Gift Certificate
- ABS Global Gift
- CRV Gift
- Holstein World Vest
- Country Today Subscription
- Animart Holstein Washing Kit
- Nasco $50 Gift Card
- EC/Select Sires Semen Certificate
- Alta Genetics $50 Gift Certificate
- Cattle Connection Vest
- Badger Dairy Club Gift
- International Protein Sires 10 Units Barbwire
- Semex Gift
- World Dairy Expo gift passes & basket
- Agri-View Subscription & $25 word classified ad
- Wisconsin Holstein Association/WHP Advertising Certificate
- Hoard’s Dairyman educational package

2012 Junior Award form deadlines

By Nate Huser

Junior award form deadlines are approaching quickly! Make sure you have your applications postmarked by the below dates. We will NOT be accepting any applications at our World Dairy Expo booth this year.

Award Forms Due:

October 1 - DJM, YMR, 12 & Under, Junior Long Range Production and Junior Progressive Breeder
October 15 - Essay contest
November 1 - Junior Trip and Royalty applications
November 15 - WHY Friend applications

Download all the applications here.

2013 Junior COnvention Checklist

By Ryan Pralle

The clock is ticking and my favorite time of year is almost here, Junior Convention! It’s time to pull out the study materials and start filling out the award forms so we’re ready to join our friends and hosts, Rock County, in Janesville, December 28th -30th.

Here is a quick checklist of items for your county:

___ October 1 - Submitted DJM, YMR, 12 & Under, Long Range Production and Junior Progressive Breeder 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

Along with awards, there are plenty of contests in the contest room as well. Like the folding display, arts & crafts, photography, advertising, scrapbook and digital scrapbook. New this year will be the banner contest which will have more details to come in October! More information on these contests can be found on the Junior Awards page or in the Junior Handbook.

Convention is going to be a ton of fun! I encourage all of you to really dig in to the experience this year by trying a new contest and applying for awards. If you have any questions feel free to contact us!

Dairy bowl information

By Nicholas Schuster

As fall shows are coming to an end and winters around the corner, its about that time again, for dairy bowl to start.  Now is definitely a good time to get started with dairy bowl studies youth! We look forward to seeing new teams and new faces on the teams. This program is also open to younger open-minded youth 11 and under and can complete on a Rookie Dairy Bowl team.

The age divisions for Dairy Bowl are:
Rookie (must not have reached your 12th birthday as of Jan 1st in the year competing or 1st time participants)
Junior (must not have reached their 16th birthday as of Jan. 1st in the year competing)
Seniors (must not have reached their 21st birthday as of Jan. 1st of the year competing)

So now is the time to start studying. If you’re new ask someone who has been doing this for a year or two.  The only change to the sources this year is the new showmanship scorecard and rules.  You can see all the rules for dairy bowl here

If you have any question feel free to call WHA at 1-800-223-4269 or ask any of your district JACs. Watch for your October Holstein News for registration materials or download them online in early October. Teams must be registered by November 15, 2012.

*Please Note: This 2013 WHA Junior Convention is being held in 2012 but age will be as of 2013.

Wisconsin championship report

By Andrea Pagenkopf

The Wisconsin Championship Show was held in Marshfield this year on July 16th and 17th. A total of 194 head were exhibited and judged by Brian Carscadden. The Junior Champion of the Junior Show and was also named Junior Champion Bred and Owned of the Junior Show, Siemers Dstry Sunraygal-ET a fall calf exhibited by Crystal Siemers-Peterman and the Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior Show, Tomkins MrBurns Sizzler-Red a fall yearling exhibited by Brodie Bunkelman. The Senior and Grand Champion of the Junior Show and also named Senior and Grand Champion Bred and Owned of the Junior Show, Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS an aged cow shown in the 125,000 lbs. class exhibited by Crystal Siemers-Peterman and the Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior show and also the Intermediate Champion of the Open Show, Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET a Senior 3 year old exhibited by Jordan & Whitney Ebert.

On Monday morning the JA’s held a judging contest with four classes for the junior members. It was a great turn out with a total of 59 members competing, 32 juniors and 27 seniors. The top two junior individuals were Adam Field with 182 pts and Paige Nelson with 180 pts. The top junior team was District 5 consisting of Adam Field, Alli Walker, Abby Walker, and Levi Kindschi. The top senior reasons award was received by Lizi Endres.  The top two senior individuals were Lizi Endres with 246 pts and Cassi Endres with 239 pts.  The top senior team was Dane County consisting of Lizi Endres, Cassi Endres, Sara Harn, and Elizabeth Sarbacker.

On Monday night the juniors that qualified at their District Shows participated in the showmanship contest.  There was 39 participants with 23 juniors and 16 seniors judged by Katie DeBruin. The top three individuals winning the junior division include; Megan Nelson, Carley Krull, and Jordan Siemers. The top three indivuals winning the senior division include; Elizabeth Sarbacker, Andrea Pagenkopf, and Jessica Pralle.

See the full list of results here.

Junior State Fair recap

By Brett Hildebrandt

Hello again everyone! Hope everyone has had a great summer and are all ready for school to get back into full swing. I want to first off thank everyone who came out and participated in the Big Bale Roll at Jr. State Fair. I know there was some confusion going on about the time and where we could do it and when we were FINALLY brought our bale, we had a great time!  Thanks to everyone who came and congratulations to our winners:

Seniors - Dodge/Fond du Lac
Juniors - Dodge

I would also like to Congratulate everyone who exhibited at State Fair I think everyone did a great job and represented the Jr. Holstein organization very well!  I hope everyone will continue to stay involved and keep teaching the public about the Dairy Industry.


By Katie Wendorf

Due November 1, 2012

  • What anniversary of the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity happened this year?

  • Who was the judge of the Futurity?

  • Which cow placed first in the Futurity?

  • Who was named Best Dressed Junior at Futurity?

  • Who was named Best Dressed Female at Futurity?

  • Who was named Best Dressed Male at Futurity?

  • What age are the cows shown at the Futurity?

  • Submit your answers to Larry via email or mail to WHA, 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913 by November 1, 2012.