Outstanding Junior Breeders Named by Holstein Association USA

Outstanding Junior Breeders Named by Holstein Association USA

Holstein Association USA recognized several Junior members who breed and own exceptional Holstein cattle during the National Junior Holstein Convention, June 27-30, in Springfield, Mo. with six different awards based on type and production. The awards are designed to reward and encourage Junior members to continue their excellent Registered Holstein breeding programs.

The Breeder of an Excellent Cow award is presented to Junior members who have bred and owned a cow officially classified "Excellent" on or after January 1, 2010. The 2012 recipients are: Meredith Ball, Idaho; Quinn Cashell, Pa.; Kaicey Conant, Maine; Emily Davis, Pa.; Scott DeBaugh, Md.; Dustin Gates, Pa.; Matthew Gray, N.Y.; Charles Hamilton, Wis.; Jessica Herrington, N.Y.; Kyle Jackson, Pa.; Katy Kemmeren, N.Y.; Emily Knight, N.Y.; Tera Koebel, Mich.; Katherine Larson, Wis.; Jordan London, Pa.; Bret Long, Pa.; Taegan Long, Mich.; Karch Manley, N.Y.; Isaac Mills, Pa.; Rose Morian, Pa.; Katie Osborne, Pa.; Hayley Potts, Va.; Jessica Pralle, Wis.; Ryan Pralle, Wis.; Clay Rice, Pa.; Jocelyn Riser, Pa.; Ruben Schaapman, Ga.; Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Wis.; Morgan Wendling, Ill.; Ryan Wheatley, Del.; and Corbin Wood, Pa.

”HolsteinThe National Breeder of a Multiple "E" Excellent Cow award is received by Junior members who have bred and owned a cow classified Multiple "E" Excellent. The breeders receiving the award are: Dustin Gates, Pa.; Taegan Long, Mich.; Tyler Nelson, N.Y.; and Katie Osborne, Pa.

The National Progressive Breeder Award recognizes cattle bred by Junior members that meet high production and classification standards for their age group. Every cow qualifying receives a star and Junior members acquire a star for each elite cow they have bred. This marks the twentieth year that Holstein youth have had the opportunity to apply for the award. Those accumulating five or more stars over their career receive a plaque at National Convention.

One star recipients are Katelyn Allen, Md.; Kaicey Conant, Maine; Dylan Frey, S.D.; Alexandra Gambonini, Calif.; Samantha Gambonini, Calif.; Brooks Hendrickson, Wis.; Devin Kepler, Wis.; Valerie Kramer, Wis.; Emily Mikel, N.Y.; Bryanna Mills, Pa.; Courtney Moser, Wis.; Ruben Schaapman, Ga.; Charlotte Simpson, Pa.; Collin Stoltzfus, Pa.; Mariah Strauss, Wis.; and Ryan Wheatley, Del.

Receiving two stars are Aaron Auman, Pa.; Charlotte Auman, Pa.; Rachel Foster, Pa.; Francesca Gambonini, Calif.; Katie Jackson, Pa.; Mitchell Kappelman, Wis.; Isaac Mills, Pa.; Katrina Nunes, Wis.; Logan Potts, Va.; Austen Schmidt, Wis.; Mary Scott, Iowa; Nathan Ulmer, Pa.; and Nicole Wright, Wis.

Three star winners are Amelia Cooper, Wis.; Matthew Hauck, Pa.; Breinne Hendrickson, Wis.; Kyle Jackson, Pa.; Katy Kemmeren, N.Y.; Emily Knight, N.Y.; Taegan Long, Mich.; Logan Moser, Wis.; Tyler Nell, Pa.; Caitlyn Pool, Pa.; Jordan Siemers, Wis.; Ashley Stoltzfus, Pa.; and Kayla Wright, Wis.

Receiving their fourth star are Tyler Herringtton, N.Y.; Emily Irwin, Ill.; Tera Koebel, Mich.; Karch Manley, N.Y.; Aryn Martin, Maine; and Sam McWilliams, Pa.

Presented her fifth star was Hayley Potts, Va.

Seven star winners are Jordan London, Pa. and Brandon Long, Wis.

Awarded her ninth star is Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Wis.

Receiving their tenth star are Brett Hildebrandt, Wis. and Ashley Martin, Maine.

The eleven star recipient is Katie Osborne, Pa.

Awarded his twelfth star is Charles Hamilton, Wis.

Thirteen star honorees are Jessica Pralle, Wis. and Ryan Pralle, Wis.

Earning 15 stars is Tyler Nelson, N.Y.

The 16 star recipient is Brett Long, Wis.

The National 30,000 Pound Cow award is received by youth who own a cow producing over 30,000 pounds of milk in 305 days or less, between May 2010 and May 2012. This year's recipients are: Ethan Arsenault, N.Y.; Aaron Auman, Pa.; Charlotte Auman, Pa.; Meredith Ball, Idaho; Sara Bechtel, Pa.; Jared Birch, Vt.; Emily Cooper, Pa.; Jason Cooper, Pa.; Becca Davis, Pa.; Amber Gable, Pa.; Alexandra Gambonini, Calif.; Charles Hamilton, Wis.; Matt Henkes, Iowa; Brock Irwin, Ill.; Emily Irwin, Ill.; Katie Jackson, Pa.; Katy Kemmeren, N.Y.; Jordan London, Pa.; Bret Long, Wis.; Taegan Long, Mich.; Carly Lyons, Iowa; Sam McWilliams, Pa.; Jessica Meiller, N.Y.; Victoria Meiller, N.Y.; Bryanna Mills, Pa.; Tyler Nelson, N.Y.; Jessica Nolt, Pa.; Katelyn Nolt, Pa.; Katie Osborne, Pa.; Victoria Peila, Pa.; Caitlyn Pool, Pa.; Jessica Pralle, Wis.; Nicole Pralle, Wis.; Ryan Pralle, Wis.; Jocelyn Riser, Pa.; Nathan Schantz, Pa.; Connor Siemers, Wis.; Jacob Siemers, Wis.; Jordan Siemers, Wis.; Josh Siemers, Wis.; Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Wis.; Ryan Wheatly, Del.; Ryan Widerman, Pa.; and Corbin Wood, Pa.

The National 150,000 Pound Cow award is given to Junior members who own a cow that has produced over 150,000 pounds of milk in her lifetime. This year’s recipients are: Brooke Bortner, Pa.; Alexandra Gambonini, Calif.; Matt Henkes, La.; Tyler Herrington, N.Y.; Mitchell Kappelman, Wis.; Brandon Long, Wis.; Bret Long, Wis.; Taegan Long, Wis.; Carly Lyons, La.; Victoria Meiller, N.Y.; Bryanna Mills, Pa.; Tyler Nelson, N.Y.; Katie Osborne, Pa.; Jessica Pralle, Wis.; Ryan Pralle, Wis.; Nathan Schantz, Pa.; and Jordan Siemers, Wis.
The National 200,000 Pound Cow award is given to Junior members who own a cow that has produced over 200,000 pounds of milk in her lifetime. This year's recipients are: Rachel Foster, Pa.; Bret Long, Wis.; Katie Osborne, Pa.; and Katie Wendorf, Wis.

For more information on these awards, visit www.holsteinusa.com/juniors.

07.09.2012