Wisconsin Holstein Assoc. hosts All-Breeds Futurity

Wisconsin Holstein Association

Coming out on top was Budjon-Abbott Alexandra-ET, exhibited by the Weigels

Judge Bob Hagenow of Poynette, Wis., judged and placed ten outstanding three-year-old cows on Tuesday, August 25 in West Bend, Wis., at the Wisconsin Holstein Association’s All-Breeds Futurity. Although the show could not be held at the Wisconsin State Fair this year, it was still a spectacular show, showcasing the industry and its farmers very well.



Coming out on top was Budjon-Abbott Alexandra-ET, exhibited by Kaelyn, Kenadee, and Keegan Weigel of Platteville. They took home a $1,500 prize sponsored by Compeer Financial. Alexandra had received a complimentary entry into the Futurity three years ago by being named the 2017 Junior All-Wisconsin Winter Calf. Alexandra was also awarded the first place junior sponsored by Angela Davis-Brown, Ma Brown Holsteins & Jerseys and a cash prize sponsored by the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association.

Second place, Best Bred & Owned, and Best Udder of Show went to Mar-Linda-K Sweet Sensation exhibited by Mar-Linda-K Holsteins LLC of Johnson Creek. They were awarded $750 sponsored by International Protein Sires. Best Bred & Owned was sponsored by Robert and Randy Nigh of Lirr Farm and Best Udder of Show was sponsored by CentralStar Cooperative.

Third place was awarded to Hilrose Doorman Eleanor exhibited by Hilrose Dairy LLC, Sherwood. They received $500 sponsored by Agropur. Eleanor was also awarded the Top Milk Production and Top Fat & Protein Production awards sponsored by Brian Greenman, Rural Mutual Insurance Agent.

While the show is focused on the cows, their exhibitors were also looking their finest to compete for Best Dressed Awards. Best Dressed Junior went to Kaelyn Weigel, sponsored by the Barron County Junior Holstein Association. Joseph Opsal of Blue Mounds won Best Dressed Adult Male sponsored by Robert & Karyn Schauf. Yvonne Preder of Scenic-Edge Holsteins sponsored the Best Dressed Adult Female award, which was given to Amber Knorn of Green Bay.

The afternoon’s program was led by the Mistress of Ceremonies, Pam Selz-Pralle of Humbird. She introduced the dignitaries present, cows, and award sponsors. Philip Binversie was in attendance as a representative for Compeer Financial and representing International Protein Sires was Ron Sersland, owner.

Royalty from across Wisconsin attended the event as well. The royalty included Hannah Ullom, Wisconsin Holstein Association Princess; Roslind Anderson, Wisconsin Holstein Association Princess Attendant; Hannah Hensel, Wisconsin Red & White Dairy Cattle Association Princess; Haley Beukema, Wisconsin Guernsey Princess; and Julia Nunes, Alice in Dairyland.

The Wisconsin Holstein Association All-Breeds Futurity would not be possible without the generous donations from our major sponsors, Compeer Financial, International Protein Sires, and Agropur. We would also like to thank all of the committee members, volunteers, and additional sponsors that helped make this event possible. We are grateful for the continuous support through all of the uncertainty that 2020 has brought us.

We hope we will see everyone at the 2021 WHA All-Breeds Futurity Show at next year’s Wisconsin State Fair.

2020 Futurity Final Placings

1st Place – Sponsored by Compeer Financial – $1,500
Budjon-Abbott Alexandra-ET
Sire: Val-Bisson Doorman-ET
Owner: Kaelyn, Kenadee, & Keegan Weigel, Platteville
Exhibitor: Kaelyn Weigel
1st Place Junior sponsored by Angela Davis-Brown, Ma Brown Holsteins & Jerseys and Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association
Best Dressed Junior sponsored by Barron County Junior Holsteins



2nd Place – Sponsored by International Protein Sires – $750
Mar-Linda-K Sweet Sensation
Sire: Canyon-Breeze At Airlift-ET
Owner: Mar-Linda-K Holsteins LLC, Johnson Creek
Exhibitor: Linda Wright
Best Udder of Show sponsored by Central Star Cooperative
Best Bred & Owned sponsored by Robert and Randy Nigh of Lirr Farms

3rd Place – Sponsored by Agropur – $500
Hilrose Doorman Eleanor
Sire: Val-Bisson Doorman-ET
Owner: Hilrose Dairy LLC, Sherwood
Exhibitor: Bonnie Brantmeier
Top Milk Production and Top Fat & Protein Production sponsored by Brian Greenman, Rural Mutual Insurance Agent

4th Place – Opsal Diamondbck Madison-Red
Sire: Mr D Apple Diamondback
Owner: Brandon Smith, Pulaski
Exhibitor: Joseph Opsal
1st Place Red & White Holstein sponsored by Wisconsin Red & White Holstein Association
Best Dressed Adult Male sponsored by Bob & Karyn Schauf

5th Place – Imagine-That Secret Moon
Sire: View-Home Monterey-ET
Owner & Exhibitor: Carly Strauss, Lake Mills

6th Place – DJL Purepride Arch Panama-ET
Sire: Eclipse Atwoods Archrival-ET
Owner: Alissa, Justyne, & Regina Frisle, Prairie Farm
Exhibitor: Justyne Frisle



7th Place – Jeffrey-Way New Romance
Sire: Quality Doorman Mario
Owner & Exhibitor: Emma Kate Hendrickson, Belleville

8th Place – Milksource Boris Aussie-Red-ET
Sire: DG Boris-Red
Owner: Mar-Linda-K Holsteins LLC, Johnson Creek
Exhibitor: Kayla Wright

9th Place – Miss Me Latimer Periwinkle-ETV
Sire: Coulee Crest Fame Latimer
Owner & Exhibitor: Mikayla Knorn, Casco

10th Place – Miss Me Latimer Pixiedust-ETV
Sire: Coulee Crest Fame Latimer
Owner: Mikayla Knorn, Casco
Exhibitor: Amber Knorn
Best Dressed Adult Female sponsored by Yvonne Preder, Scenic-Edge Holsteins

About The Organization
Wisconsin Holstein Association is a not-for-profit membership organization with the purpose of promoting the Wisconsin Registered Holstein breed, its breeders and owners. Established in 1890, it has grown its junior and adult membership to become the second largest state Holstein association in the nation. For more information visit the WHA website at www.wisholsteins.com.

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