Wisconsin Holstein Association Wisconsin Holstein

Treasure Quest

The 2017 Wisconsin Holstein Treasure Quest

View a pdf of the 2017 calf entries here.

Congratulations to the 2016 Winners! Tim Natzke's calf #3 (exhibited by Dawson & Kylie Nickels) was chosen by Jessica Pralle of Humbird, Wis.!

Thank you to those that entered calves, purchased tickets and donated the $100 consolation tubs.

Additional winners and sponsors of this year's Treasure Quest event:

Accelerated Genetics Tub - Megan Nelson, Ettrick

Apple-Vue Dairy Services, LLC Tub - Gary Janssen, Island Lake, IL

Blodgett Communications Tub - Stella & Tessa Schmocker, Whitewater

Cross, Jenks, Mercer & Maffei Law Offices Tub - Hetts Family

Hi-Lo-Valley Holsteins Tub - Kevin Jorgensen, Waupun

Hoard's Dairyman Tub - Rae Nell Halbur, Fond du Lac

FS Insight Tub - Dale Kranz, Columbus

NASCO Tub - Ami Cooper, DeForest

Semex USA, Inc. Tub - Pure Pride, Menomonie

Wisconsin Holstein Association Tub - Sherry Siemers-Peterman & Kathleen O'Keefe, Hammond

World Dairy Expo Tub - Tim Abbott, VT


What is the WI Holstein Treasure Quest?

This event is a celebration and promotion of high caliber calves and their breeders and owners. Proceeds from this event benefit the state association members and fund the state picnic held each year.

What can state members do to get involved?

State members can enter Registered Holstein heifers born between March 1 and December 31, 2015. Any state member can nominate a heifer using the form below. All entries must be received with a fee of $50 by February 1, 2016. By entering your calf in the Treasure Quest, you are committed to potentially having the calf selected as the winner. Members can also participate by purchasing a lottery ticket for the chance to win one of the entered calves. There will be 125 lottery tickets printed, and 123 of them will be sold for $100 each. The remaining two tickets will be auctioned off; one will benefit the WHA Scholarship fund and the other the WHA Juniors. These auctions will be held at the state adult convention and spring show, and the tickets purchased will automatically be in the top 12 drawing.

When and where is the drawing held?

The raffle drawing will be held following the selection of Intermediate Champion at the 2016 Midwest National Spring Holstein Show on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Ticket holders must not be present to win, however, they do need a representative to choose a calf or bucket on their behalf. Ten tickets will be drawn on the day of the show, and they will be joined by the two tickets auctioned for a chance to win a new Holstein calf. Eleven winners will receive consolation buckets, valued at $100 each and one lucky ticket holder will go home with a calf. The breeder whose calf is chosen will receive a check for $7000, and those not chosen get to return home!

Where can I get my ticket?

Tickets can be purchased from any WHA board member or Breed Improvement committee member, or the state office by calling 1-800-223-4269. Additional Information All calves entered prior to spring show will be on display at the show and led into the ring at the time of the drawing.

The Wisconsin Holstein News will feature a special section on the entered calves in the March and April issues.

2015 Treasure Quest Results

Calf Winner:
Brian Steidinger, Marathon, Wis. chose
Treasure Quest heifer #5

MS Hy-Ry Atwood Ambrosio-ET

Born: 6/27/14
Reg #: 840003125202039
Sire: Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET
Dam: Hylite SS Alasandra EX-95 2E
Entered by C & M Ryan, A, M & S White

Treasure Quest "Tub" Winners

1 - World Dairy Expo Bucket:
Dan Cnossen, Hatley, WI

2 - Holstein World Bucket:
Reese Burdette, PA

3 - Supreme Awards Bucket:
Chase Oehmichen, Abbotsford, WI

4 - Accelerated Genetics Bucket:
Christopher Gunst, Pine River, WI

5 - Wisconsin Holstein Bucket:
Chase & Willow Oehmichen, Abbotsford, WI

6 - Hoard's Dairyman Bucket:
Allison Gernicke

7 - Initial Design Bucket:
Paibe, Hannah, Mitchell & Levi Nelson, Ellsworth, WI

8 - Apple Vue Bucket:
Stephanie White, Fox Lake, WI

9 - NASCO Bucket:
The Hetts Family, Fort Atkinson, WI

10 - Hi-Lo-Valley Holsteins Bucket:
Rachel & Mac McCullough, Juda, WI

11 - Identity Works Bucket:
Kent Wendorf, Viroqua, WI

2014 Treasure Quest Results

Calf Winner:
Christopher Gunst, Pine River, Wis. chose
Treasure Quest heifer #2

Lyn-Vale Atwood Gracee-ET
Born: 9/17/2013
Reg #: 71822049
Sire: Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET
Dam: Baycroft Rubens Glorious-ET
Entered by: Bill Schultz, Waldo


Treasure Quest "Tub" Winners

1 - Accelerated Genetics Tub:
Gerald Schiefelbein, Fall Creek, WI

2 - The Country Today Tub:
Cade Stanek, Fall Creek, WI

3 - NASCO Tub:
Kalista Hodorff, Eden, WI

4 - Hoard's Dairyman Tub:
Karlee Ketelboeter, Dane, WI

5 - Holstein World Tub:
Matt Lippert, Pittsville, WI

6 - Wisconsin Holstein Tub:
Braeden Bechel, Elmwood, WI

7 - Initial Design Tub:
Mary Holle, Baldwin, WI

8 - Supreme Awards Tub:
Travis Krohlow, Austen Schmidt & Nick Schuster

9 - Apple-Vue Dairy Services Tub:
Eva Doornink, Baldwin, WI

10 - World Dairy Expo Tub:
Kayla Krueger, Marion, WI

11 - Frontier FS Tub:
Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI

2013 Treasure Quest Results

Calf Winner:
Four of a Kind Partners, Eland, Wis. chose Treasure Quest heifer #3:

Favorite-K Sid Ivy
Born: 9/22/12
Reg #: 142083949
Sire: Pine-Tree Sid-ET
Dam: Kinyon Stormatic Ignore-ET EX-90
Entered by: Todd Stanek & Marty Kinyon, Fall Creek



Treasure Quest "Tub" Winners

1) Accelerated Genetics Tub:
April Kelly, Elkhart Lake, WI

2) Cattle Connection Tub:
Scott Culbertson, Pine Island, MN

3) Country Today Tub:
Chris Davis, Wisconsin Dells

4) FS Cooperative Tub:
Riley Miller, Orfordville, WI

5) Hoard's Dairyman Tub:
Mason, Carter & Evan Jauquet, Pulaski, WI

6) WI Holstein Association Tub:
Matt Lippert, Pittsville, WI

7) Holstein World Tub:
Gerald Schiefelbein, Fall Creek, WI

8) Initial Design Tub:
Allen Hetts Family, Cottage Grove, WI

9) Nasco Tub:
Mary Johnson, Baldwin, WI

10) Supreme Awards Tub:
Brian Herr, Newton, WI

11) World Dairy Expo Tub:
Christopher Gunst, Poy Sippi, Wi


2012 Treasure Quest Results

Congratulations to our 2012 Treasure Quest Winners!

Calf Winner:
Lyndsey, Ashlyn and Cole Sarbacker chose Treasure Quest Heifer #4:

Heritage-E Debbies Dora-ET
Born: 6/4/2011
Sire: Duckett-SA Federal
Dam: KY-Blue GW Debbie-ET
Entered by Nick and Jessica Sarbacker & M and L Evangelo

2012 Treasure Quest Heifer and Winner

Treasure Quest "Tub" Winners

1) Accelerated Genetics Tub:
Smith-Crest Holsteins, Watertown, WI

2) Cattle Connection Tub:
Kent Wendorf, Viroqua, WI

3) Country Today Tub:
Ed & Kerry Gratz, Darlington, WI

4) FS Cooperative Tub:
Ken & Kathy Johnson, Cushing, WI

5) Hoard's Dairyman Tub:
Dave Loonstra, Osseo, WI

6) WI Holstein Association Tub:
Pat Conroy

7) Holstein World Tub:
Dean Solie, Augusta, WI

8) Initial Design Tub:
Dan & Diane Cnossen, Hartley, WI

9) Nasco Tub:
Dennis Bangart, Loyal, WI

10) Supreme Awards Tub:
Lauren Breunig, Sauk City, WI

11) World Dairy Expo Tub:
Luck-E Holsteins, Hampshire, IL