Siemers Alisha Gold AVA-ETS took home numerous honors of the Wisconsin State Holstein Championship Show, including grand and senior champion of the junior show as well as champion bred and owned of both the junior and open show and the overall production winner. The intermediate champion as well as reserve grand champion of the junior show was the class-winning senior 3-year-old, Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET, shown by Jordan and Whitney Ebert, Algoma. Pictured from left, are: judge Brian Carscadden, Laura Finley, Wisconsin Holstein Princess, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Whitney Ebert and Anna Blake, Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant.
Africa, Ava steal the spotlight at State Show
Despite near-record temperatures soaring around the 100-degree mark, nearly 200 head from throughout Wisconsin made the trek to the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Marshfield for the Wisconsin State Holstein Championship Show, July 16-17.
Milksource Goldwn Africa-ET, owned by Peter and Lyn Vail and Budjon Farms, Lomira, added another win to her resume during the State Show. Judge Brian Carscadden, Kitchener, Ontario, tapped this 4-year-old for senior and grand champion honors among the 77 cows paraded, a title she earned back in April at the Midwest National Spring Show in Jefferson.
Before naming his grand champion, judge Carscadden stated, “There’s a reason they call this state America’s Dairyland. You have tremendous enthusiasm...whether you breed, develop, market or buy an animal.”
When giving his reasons for grand champion, the Canadian native commented, “You admire this 4-year-old from a distance – you admire her even more when you’re right up to her and I love her mammary system.”
Budjon, along with the Joe Kietzman family and Woodmansee, also co-owned the reserve senior and grand champion, Scientific Gold Dana Rae-ET, the first-place 5-year-old.
In his comments, Carscadden stated, “I love them black and I love them silky and she’s only three weeks fresh – we haven’t seen the best of this cow yet.” He added, “She’s such a youthful 5-year-old and has one of the longest frames of the breed – combine that with a tremendous mammary system.”
The partnership of Budjon and Vail also brought out the reserve intermediate champion with their second-place senior 3-year-old, Benrise Goldwyn JoJo, and earned the prestigious Premier Exhibitor Banner.
The best uddered cow of the show was awarded to the second-place aged cow, Hylite SS Alasandra, exhibited by Andy Sell & Mitch Immel, Fond du Lac.
Premier Sire of the show was Braedale Goldwyn.
Also making a clean sweep at the show were juniors Jordan and Whitney Ebert, Algoma and Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Newton.
Winner of the 125,000-pound class, Siemers Alisha Gold AVA-ETS took home numerous honors, including grand and senior champion of the junior show as well as champion bred and owned of both the junior and open show, another repeat performance from Spring Show. She also helped the Siemers family tally enough points to bring home the highly sought-after Premier Breeder banner.
Combining type with production, Ava was the overall production winner of the show. At 5 years and 3 months of age, this Goldwyn daughter completed a 305-day lactation record of 48,947 pound of milk, with 2,025 pound of fat and 1,595 pounds of protein.
For intermediate champion as well as reserve grand champion of the junior show, Carscadden went with the class-winning senior 3-year-old, Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET, shown by Eberts. “This senior 3-year-old has a tremendous, tremendous frame – combine that with probably the best udder of the younger cows shown here today.”
Calling it a very close placing for grand champion, Carscadden stated, “I really admire these two cows. When I analyze them, it’s a very close placing in my mind – the deal breaker is the mature cow’s feet and legs. They are so correct and she walks so freely when she moves.” He added you have to admire her mammary system as well, being fresh 15 months. He further stated, “Take nothing away from this senior-3-year-old – she will handle a lot of competition this fall.”
The Ebert siblings also walked away with junior champion honors of the open show with their summer yearling, Stranshome Gold Saffron-ET, having bested 117 heifers shown. “She’s my kind of heifer,” the judged remarked.
The reserve junior champion as well as junior champion of the junior show and champion bred and owned of the junior show was also co-owned by Crystal and her cousins, Siemers Dstry Sunraygal-ET, the first-prize fall calf among the 23 shown in her class. In making his selection, Carscadden clarified, “I try to look for the most correct heifer and the one with the most eye appeal and today that’s the fall calf. This calf is almost flawless,” stated Carscadden.
The reserve junior champion of the junior show was claimed by Brodie Bunkelman, Edgar, with his fall yearling, Tomkins MrBurns Sizzler-Red.
The All-Wisconsin, Reserve All-Wisconsin, Junior All-Wisconsin and Reserve Junior All Wisconsin winners were as follows:
Spring Calf, exhibitors age 10 & under – Lyn-Vale Reality Mylee-Red, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth (also Jr All-WI); Oeh-My Dempsey Molly, Chase & Willow Oemichen, Abbotsford (also Res. Jr All-WI).
Spring Calf (14 shown) – Siemers Gwyn Glam Thisup-ET, C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton; Siemers Braxton Alexa-ET, , C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton; Ms GenTerRaetion SK Cha Cha, P, H, L & M Nelson, Ellsworth; Lyn-Vale Reality Mylee-Red, Cole, Ava, Campbell & Royce Booth, Plymouth.
Winter Calf (24) – Siemers Destry Joy-Red-ET, , C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton; Hobby-Hill Apple Lana, Riley Miller, Orfordville (also Jr All-WI); Siemers Guthrie Hayasdoll-ET, , C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton.
Fall Calf (23) – Siemers Dstry Sunraygal-ET, , C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton (also Jr All-WI); D-Force GW Atwood Anaconda, Orville Kemink, Waupun; Ryan-Vu Braxton Expo-ET, Paige Vossekuil, Brandon.
Summer Yearling (13) – Stanshome Gold Saffron-ET, Jordon & Whitney Ebert; Siemers Fvr Hiadream-ET, , C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton (also Jr All-WI); Krueger-Crest Damion Stevi; Kayla Krueger, Marion.
Spring Yearling (9) – Crackholm Fever Heat Island, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna; Budjon-JK Damion Essence-ET, Harbaugh, Ryan & Ebert Enterprises, Marion; Vellhaven Alp Braxton Miracle, , C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton; Santerra Tamra Patrick, Abriana Errthum, Lancaster.
Winter Yearling (15) – Scientific Donatella Rae-ET, Matthew Nunes, Chippewa Falls; Siemers Dundee Goldn-One-ET, , C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton; Berryridge GW Atwd Spice, Cassandra & Elizabeth Endres, Waunaukee; Brunland Sanchez Dakota, Kristen & Jenna Broege, Janesville.
Fall Yearling (15) – Tomkins Mr Burns Sizzler-Red, Brodie Bunkelman, Edgar (also JR All-WI); Unique Alexander Resist, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna; Milksource Lewis Auburn, H, K & C Vosters & C, M & S Ostrom, Kaukauna.
Junior Best Three (3) – Siemers Holsteins, Newton and Budjon-JK, Lomira.
Junior 2 (11) – Mel-Rob Sanchez Milly, Pater & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira; Cavanaleck Lana Rae-ET, , C, J, J, J, C & L Siemers, Newton; Sandy-Valley Atwd Brady-ET, Katie Bauer, Scandinavia; Wilstar Lion K 7409-Red-ET, Kayli, Kalista & Kaianne Hodorff, Eden.
Senior 2 (17) – Budjon-Vail Gold Dreams-ET, Pater & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira; Wales Vibe Calamity, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna; Ehrke Ytina Gold Athena, Cierra Essock, Fort Atkinson; B-Long Sassy, Bret Long, New London.
Junior 3 (14) – Eastside Talent Cam, Premium Star, Herman & Kathleen Hoffman, Melrose; Fischerdale Damion Reality, Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona (also Jr All-WI); Quad-R Lyman Mustang, Ryan & Tanya Smith, Monticello. Production Winner – Siemers Goldwyn Glams-ET, 2-00, 305d 34,230M 1234F 1072P.
Senior 3 (7) – Siemers Goldwyn Goldie-ET, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma (also Jr All-WI); Benrise Goldwyn JoJo, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira; Luck-E Dundee Blizzard-ET, Trent & Travis Schaefer, Norwalk. Production – Homtosta Lexicon Ebony, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, 2-03, 305d 26,973M 923F 875P.
4-year-old (11) – Milksource Goldwn Africa-ET, Peter & Lyn Vail & Budjon Farms, Lomira; Oakvale Advent Cinnabar-Red, Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna; Blondin Jasper Billabing, Kyle Natzke & Nicholas Schuster, Fond du Lac; Rob-Cri Strmtic Manitoba-ET, Brianna Adamavich, Plymouth (also production – 3-03 305d 25,805M 892F 737P).
5-year-old (8)- Scientific Golden Dana-Rae-ET, Budjon, Kietzman and Woodmansee, Lomira; Ms Del-Hollow Javent-Red-ET, Kyle Natzke & Kyle Demmer, Fond du Lac (also Jr All-WI); Pyramid Goldwyn Shimmer, Jordan & Whitney Ebert, Algoma. Production – B-Long Tootsy-Pop-ET, 3-05 305d 39,191M, 1472F 1250P.
Aged Cow (3) – Luck-E Dundee Jenna, Milk Source Genetics, LLC, Kaukauna (also production – 4-09, 305d 31,514M, 1056F 977P); Hylite SS Alasandra, Andy Sell & Mitch Immel, Fond du Lac; Melarry Atlanta Nancy, Jenna Langer, DeForest.
125,000-pound class (6) – Siemers Alisha Gold Ava-ETS, Crystal Siemers Peterman, Newton (also Jr All-WI and production – 5-03, 305d 48,947M, 2025F and 1595P); Kelroys Rubens Vivian, Chad & Mark Ryan & Brian Kelroy, Fond du Lac; Woods-Line Durham Faith-ET, Cody & Amber Owen, Pulaski.
Best Three Females – Siemers Holsteins, Newton and Scientific Holsteins, Chippewa Falls.