Holstein Association USA Recognizes Junior Members Breeding Exceptional Cattle

Holstein Association USA Recognizes Junior Members Breeding Exceptional Cattle

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Holstein Association USA annually recognizes Junior members who have bred or developed high performing Registered Holstein® cattle. At the National Holstein Convention held June 24 through 28 in Dubuque, Iowa, Junior members received accolades for six different awards, based on the milk production and classification performance of their cattle.




National Breeder of an Excellent Cow

Junior members who have bred a cow officially classified Excellent on or after January 1, 2012 are eligible for Breeder of an Excellent Cow. The 2014 recipients are Katelyn Allen, Md.; Douglas Boop, Pa.; Charlie Hamilton, Wis.; Davey Hardesty, Va.; Tyler Herrington, N.Y.; Kalista Hodorff, Wis.; Courtney Hoff, Md.; Emily Irwin, Ill.; Karch Manley, N.Y.; Emily Mikel, N.Y.; Rachel Mills, Iowa; Anna Nisen, Ind.; Noah Nisen, Ind.; Katie Osborne, Pa.; Hayley Potts, Va.; Jessica Pralle, Wis.; Nicole Pralle, Wis.; Ryan Pralle, Wis.; Jocelyn Riser, Pa.; Elizabeth Sarbacker, Wis.; Mary Scott, Iowa; Andy Sell, Wis.; Elizabeth Stoltzfus, Pa.; Nicole Wright, Wis.; and Andrew Younker, Pa.

National Breeder of a Multiple E Excellent Cow

Breeder of a Multiple E Excellent Cow award is received by Junior members who have bred a cow who has classified Excellent multiple times, in designated age groups. Breeders earning the award this year include: Aaron Doll, Pa.; Miquela Hanselman, N.Y.; Hayley Potts, Va.; Jocelyn Riser, Pa.; and Elizabeth Stoltzfus, Pa.

National Junior Progressive Breeder

The National Junior Progressive Breeder honor 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 cow they have bred which meets the criteria. Those accumulating five or more stars over their career are presented with a plaque during the National Junior Holstein Convention.

Earning their first star are: Rebecca Davis, Pa.; Colin Frey, S.D.; Amber Gabel, Pa.; Chelsea Klinger, Pa.; Taylor Pool, Pa.; and Jacob Scruton, N.H.

Two-star honorees: Douglas Boop, Pa.; Emily Davis, Pa.; Kalista Hodorff, Wis.; Jacob Shaffer, Pa.; Collin Stoltzfus, Pa.; Nicole Wright, Wis.; and Joel Younker, Pa.

Three-star honorees: Aaron Doll, Pa.; Matthew Gray, N.Y.; Logan Potts, Va.; Hannah Riser, Pa.; and Mary Scott, Iowa.

Four-star honorees: Katelyn Allen, Md.; Dylan Frey, S.D.; Katrina Nunes, Wis.; and Caitlyn Pool, Pa.

Five-star honorees: Emily Mikel, N.Y.; Scott Stempfle, Iowa and Elizabeth Stoltzfus, Pa.

Six-star honorees: Miquela Hanselman, N.Y. and Rachel Mills, Iowa

Seven-star honoree: Sam McWilliams, Pa.

Eight-star honorees: Emily Irwin, Ill. and Jordan Siemers, Wis.

Nine-star honorees: Hayley Potts, Va. and Jocelyn Riser, Pa.

11-star honoree: Jordan London, Pa.

13-star honoree: Nicole Pralle, Wis.

14-star honorees: Charlie Hamilton, Wis. and Elizabeth Sarbacker, Wis.

16-star honoree: Katie Osborne, Pa.

18-star honorees: Davey Hardesty, Va. and Andrew Younker, Pa.

Earning his 36th star is Ryan Pralle, Wis.

Earning her 37th star is Jessica Pralle, Wis.

National 30,000 Pound Cow Award

The National 30,000 Pound Cow award is presented to youth owning a cow who has produced over 30,000 pounds of milk in 305 days or less, between May 2012 and May 2014. This year's recipients are: Douglas Boop, Pa.; Matthew Boop, Pa.; Alexander Burleigh, Pa.; Hayleigh Geurink, Mich.; Scott Hageman, Iowa; Charlie Hamilton, Wis.; Tyler Herrington, N.Y.; Kalista Hodorff, Wis.; Kaylia Hodorff, Wis.; Emily Irwin, Ill.; Chelsea Klinger, Pa.; Zach Klinger, Pa.; Katherine Larson, Wis.; Karch Manley, N.Y.; Noah Metzler, Pa.; Lauren Nell, Pa.; Jessica Nolt, Pa.; Katie Osborne, Pa.; Matthew Peck, N.Y.; Caitlyn Pool, Pa.; Hayley Potts, Va.; Jessica Pralle, Wis.; Nicole Pralle, Wis.; Ryan Pralle, Wis.; Hannah Riser, Pa.; Jocelyn Riser, Pa.; Elizabeth Sarbacker, Wis.; Deanna Scruton, N.H.; Jacob Scruton , N.H.; Staci Sherer, Ore.; Connor Siemers, Wis.; Jordan Siemers, Wis.; Charlotte Simpson, Pa.; Jessica Stempfle, Iowa; Scott Stempfle, Iowa; Collin Stoltzfus, Pa.; Rachel Ulrich, Pa.; and Jordan Zimmerman, Pa.

National 150,000 Pound Cow Award

Junior members who own a cow which has produced over 150,000 pounds of milk in her lifetime are eligible to earn the National 150,000 Pound Cow award. This year's honorees are: Elizabeth Acel, Pa.; Jordan Anderson, Pa.; Douglas Boop, Pa.; Kaicey Conant, Maine; Aaron Doll, Pa.; Amber Gabel, Pa.; Tyler Herrington, N.Y.; Brock Irwin, Ill.; Zach Klinger, Pa.; Jessica Nolt, Pa.; Jessica Pralle, Wis.; Nicole Pralle, Wis.; Ryan Pralle, Wis.; Mary Scott, Iowa; and Charlotte Simpson, Pa.

National 200,000 Pound Cow Award

The National 200,000 Pound Cow award honors youth owning a cow who has produced 200,000 pounds of milk in her lifetime, entirely under the ownership of the youth. Receiving the award this year is Jordan Siemers, Wis.

For more information on the awards, or to print an application, visit www.holsteinusa.com/juniors , or contact Kelli Dunklee at 800.952.5200, ext. 4124, or by email at kdunklee@holsteinusa.com.

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