District 5 All Breeds Show – June 10

Ohio Holstein District 5 will be hosting an All Breeds Show on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the Pickaway County Fairgrounds, Circleville, Ohio.

The show will begin at 1:00 p.m. with lunch provided by Kingston National Bank and City BBQ.

Please submit the basic entry form to Judy Wolford before June 9 and join in on the fun and friendly competition! Jennifer Thomas, North Lewisburg, Ohio, will be the judge for the day.

Contact Judy Wolford (740-207-1861 | judycwolford@gmail.com) or Erica Davis (614-371-8533 | cowladydesigns@gmail.com) for more information.



Eastern Ohio All Breeds Show to be held June 17

By Barb Lumley

The Eastern Ohio All Breeds Show will be held June 17, 2023 at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds, Dover, Ohio. The show is sponsored by the District III Holstein Club. The show will begin tentatively at 9:00 a.m. Entries are due by June 4, 2023 for program listing. There will be a $5.00 entry fee per head. Entries should be marked with the letter of the breed. This year’s judge will be Phillip Topp, Topp View, Botkins, Ohio.

There will be a Junior Show for all breeds. Holstein Junior Exhibitors must be current members of the Ohio Holstein Junior Association to receive any junior awards.

There will be showmanship classes, with age groups 9-13, 14-16, 17-21. The showmanship contest will start at 8:00 a.m. and is open to any junior. Also there will be a kiddie’s showmanship for any boy or girl in 4-H.

A photographer may be available for pictures.

Late entries will be accepted until 6:00 a.m. the morning of the show. The fee for late entries will be $10.00 per head. Entries should be mailed to Louise Harding, 4364 Schilling Hill Road, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. Health requirements will be the same as for state and county fairs. Registration papers will be checked. Absolutely no papers pending! You must furnish your own straw. Exhibitors may move in Friday, June 16, in the afternoon.

Open Show – Supreme Grand Champion will receive $500
Open Show – Supreme Junior Champion will receive $250
Junior Show – Supreme Grand Champion will receive $250
Junior Show – Supreme Junior Champion will receive $100

For information contact Jared Harding 330-339-5389 jharding32@yahoo.com ; Louise Harding 330-432-7430; Don Simpson 740-484-1444 plainfieldholsteins@gmail.com ; or Clay Hershberger 330-407-4461.


Ohio Holstein Association Memberships – Get yours in SOON!

OHAdultMembershipIf you have not yet paid your 2023 membership, please get that payment to the Ohio Holstein Office BEFORE May 15!

OHAdultMembership (pdf form to print)

The May/June issue of the Ohio Holstein News is the Membership Issue and is distributed at the National Holstein Convention for coast to coast readership! Membership in the Ohio Holstein Association also provides you discounts when doing business at Holstein USA, keeps you up to date on all Holstein news from the local, state and national aspects, and joins you with many other Holstein breeders and enthusiasts who strive to continue to make Holstein genetics work for all herds and herd types.

If you would like your show winnings to count toward All-Ohio points and awards, or you would like your herd and cattle to be recognized for their production capabilites on a state level, you MUST be an Ohio Holstein Association member! 

Contact Diana Miley at the Ohio Holstein Office with any questions.

If you are wanting to advertise in this special Ohio Holstein News issue, please contact the Editor, Melissa Hart, before May 13!

Ohio Holstein Association Spring Sale Report

By Barb Lumley

The Ohio Holstein Association Spring Sale was held on Friday, April 21, 2023 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio. The auctioneer’s gavel fell 63 times as the registered Holstein consignments, both live animals of all ages and embryo packages, were presented to the crowd on hand. The 59 live lots averaged $2,155. All 63 lots combined average $2,129.

Selling for $4,700 and topping the sale was Lot 1, Oakfield US Adore-Red-ET, consigned by Pine-Tree Dairy, Marshallville, Ohio. A bred heifer due May 14, 2023 to Altitude-Red, she was sired by Riverdown Unstoppable-Red and her dam, Colganados D Avianca-Red EX 96, 3E was the 2019 All-American R&W Aged Cow. Bred heifers averaged$2,627.

Lot 4, Krullcrest Snapchat-Red ET, a winter yearling just recently bred to Rompom, sold for $4,000. Sired by Mr Affection Analyst-Red-ET, her dam, Milksource Snazzy-Red-ET was classified Very Good 89 and is a maternal sister to Erbacres Snapple Shakira-ET, Supreme Champion at World Dairy Expo and Royal Winter Fair in 2021. She was consigned by Steve Logan & Lady Luck Holsteins, Farmdale, Ohio. Winter yearlings averaged $2,700.

Selling for $3,900 was Lot 36, BGP Gordelle Paco Maggie-ET, a two year old currently milking 95# 4.2% 3.3% and already rebred to Alta Wheelhouse and confirmed pregnant with a heifer calf. She is sired by ST Gen Helix Paco-ET and has several EX and VG dams with records to 49,900 milk 2015 butterfat and 1546 protein. She was consigned by Gordon Neuenschwander,
Dalton, Ohio.

Lot 38 sold for $3,800, Jaloda HumbleNKind Kyra was classified Good Plus 82 and milking 110 lbs. and rebred to Has It All. Lot 60, Jaloda Outlast Betsey GP 83, sold for $3,500, was milking 110 lbs. and rebred to Has It All Both were consigned by Jaloda Farms, James Sheffield, Wellington, Ohio. Cows in milk averaged $2,703.

One fall yearling Lot 43 sold for $1750. A Loganway Whisper-Red,was sired by Unstoppable-Red from an EX 91 dam and was just recently bred to Latenite. She was consigned by Matthew Logan, Farmdale, Ohio.

Top selling spring yearling at $3300 was Lot 20, Ms Martinis Razz Matazz-Red, sired by Blondin Luxor-Red and from an Ex 94,2E dam with records to 35,850 4.6% 1665 2.0% 1055. She was consigned by Delbert & Heather Yoder and Charles Gleisner, West Salem, Ohio. Spring yearlings averaged $1,817.

Top selling summer yearling at $2,000 was Lot 46, Velvet-View Chief Pinnacle sired by Stantons Chief and from a Very Good 86 Denver dam, and eight dams classified VG or EX. She was consigned by Velvet-View Farms, c/o Aaron Schlauch, Big Prairie, Ohio. Summer yearlings averaged $1,600.

Top selling fall calf at $3,300 was Lot 11, E-Evans-A AC Empress-ET, sired by Siemers Apple Crisp-ET-RC from an EX 93,2E dam and six generations VG & Ex dams including Krull Broker Elegance EX 96,3E. She was consigned by James Richard, Wooster, Ohio. Fall calves averaged $1,475.

Top selling winter calf at $2,700 was Lot 5, BlackNCherry Parfect Winter sired by Siemers Rengd Parfect-ET and from a VG 85 dam and eight generations VG & EX dams including Apple-Red EX 96,4E. She was consigned by Ben Zimmerman, Wooster, Ohio. Winter calves averaged $1,842.

Only one spring calf sold, Lot 54 ½ sold for $575. She was born 3/23/23 and sired by Cherry-Lily Zip Luster-P-ET. Her dam, Weaverhof Pretty Patty, a fresh two year old, was sired by Siemers Kingboy R-Pretty-ET. The second dam is VG 88 sired by Goldchip with three EX dams behind her. She was consigned by John Weaver, Fredericksburg, Ohio.

The Embryo packages averaged $1,756.

Autioneer was Randall Kiko, Salem, Ohio with Rudy Kiko, Salem, Ohio reading the pedigrees. Chad Griffith, Bethel, Ohio took the bids on Cowbuyer. The sale crew was led by Wyatt Schlauch and Logan Schlauch with lots of help from Ohio Holstein members, Junior Holstein members and Holstein enthusiasts! The sale was sponsored and managed by the Ohio Holstein Association.


By Barb Lumley

Once again the Ohio Holstein Association is providing the opportunity for Ohio Holstein Junior members, 4-H club members and F. F. A members to purchase that registered Holstein calf, heifer or cow that they can parade the show ring with, as they work to achieve that winning blue ribbon or trophy. The Ohio Holstein Spring Sale will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster, Ohio.

The sale will feature calves, heifers and cows of all ages, as well as some outstanding embryos, consigned by Ohio’s top Holstein breeders. Many of the consignments are from dams that are classified Very Good or Excellent. Pedigrees include dams that have received All-American awards and nominations, as well as others that are well-known for their winning achievements in the show ring.

There will be fresh young cows and bred heifers due to calve for dairy farmers looking for milk to boost their pounds in the bulk tank. Dams in their pedigrees have production records up to 41, 610 pounds of milk. There are cows selling milking over 100 pounds per day and includes a 3 Year Old classified Excellent and with a record at 2-03 354 days 31,060 3.4 1069 3.7 1151 and working on another good record.

The catalog can be found HERE, on the Ohio Holstein website, or for catalogs and information contact the following: Randall Kiko 330-831-0174; Rudy Kiko 330-540-2416; Ken Janes 330-464-4134; Wyatt Schlauch 330-275-7822; Dallas Rynd 740-207-5005 or the Holstein office at 330-264-9088. Cowbuyer will be there!

The Ohio District 3 Holstein Club will hold a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Mr. Lee’s Restaurant in Cambridge, Ohio. Members of District 3 will be discussing the possibility of making the District 3 Holstein Show an All-Breeds Show. The Ohio Holstein District 3 Open Invitational Holstein Show will be held June 17, 2023, at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds, Dover, Ohio. Anyone interested in participating in the show or helping with it is invited to attend the meeting. For more information or to comment on having an All Breeds Show contact Jarod Harding 330-243-2415; Louise Harding 330-432-7430; Neil Deam 330-308-8110; Clay Hershberger 330-407-4461; or Don Simpson 740-391-3301.

The 2023 National Holstein Convention will be held June 23-27, 2023, in Lexington, Kentucky. Headquarters will be the Lexington Griffin Gate Marriot Gold Resort & Spa. Early registration is suggested for the special rate. Numerous activities are planned, as well as the Annual Meeting on Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27, 2023. The National Convention Sale will be held on Monday, June 26. For information contact Scott Yocum 859-583-2945 email Scott@dbl-s.com.

The Mid-East Summer National Holstein Show will be held July 27-30, 2023 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus.

Junior Memberships

Junior Membership Card 2023There are many opportunities for Junior members of the Ohio Holstein Association, including participating in various contests and skills at the National Conventions, making new contacts while serving as an officer on the junior team, and by participating in the Junior All Ohio contest by showing at your district, state and national shows! An opportunity to be the Ohio Holstein Queen and to apply for various scholarships are also great bonuses to being an Ohio Junior Holstein member.

Please make sure you or the Junior Holstein member in your life has their membership paid up! If you are not a member, please download and submit this form or contact Diana Miley at the Ohio Holstein Association office for more information. You MUST be an Ohio Junior Holstein Member in order to be Ohio Holstein Queen or to be considered for the Junior All Ohio contest.

Junior Membership Card 2023