Holstein Association USA recognized several Junior members for their notable accomplishments of breeding and owning high performing Holstein cattle, during the recent National Junior Holstein Convention, July 7-11, in Indianapolis, Ind. Six different awards are distributed based on type and milk production, designed to reward and encourage Junior members to continue achieving high standards in their Registered Holstein breeding programs. Junior Holstein membership is open to any interested youth who is under 21 years of age.
National Breeder of an Excellent Cow
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, 2011. The 2013 recipients are: Kaicey Conant, Maine; Rachel Craun, Va.; Annie Dell, Md.; Aaron Doll, Pa.; Samantha George, Pa; Charles Hamilton, Wis.; Ashlie Hardy, Maine; Austin Head, N.Y.; Chelsea Jones, N.Y.; Zach Klinger, Pa.; Jessica Pralle, Wis.; Nicole Pralle, Wis.; Ryan Pralle, Wis.; Jocelyn Riser, Pa.; Ruben Schaapman, Ga.; Emily Shaw, Pa.; Rebecca Shaw, Pa.; and Charlotte Simpson, Pa.
National Breeder of a Multiple E Excellent Cow
The Breeder of a Multiple E Excellent Cow award is received by Junior members who have bred and owned a cow who has been designated with additional "E's" throughout her lifetime. Breeders earning the award this year include: Matthew Gray, N.Y.; Charles Hamilton, Wis.; David Hardesty, Jr., Va.; Chelsea Jones, N.Y.; Jordan London, Pa.; Sam McWilliams, Pa.; Rose Morian, Pa.; Hayley Potts, Va.; and Rebecca Shaw, 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. 2013 is the twentieth year Holstein youth have had the opportunity to apply for this award.
Earning their first star are: Tiara Alspaugh, Pa., Benjamin Doll, Pa.; Jordyn Griffin, Md.; Laura Holtzinger, Pa.; Zach Klinger, Pa.; Ashley Mohn, Pa.; Jordon Oellerich, Ill.; Jacob Siemers, Wis.; Joshua Siemers, Wis.; Morgan Stump, Pa.; and Rachel Ulrich, Pa.
Two-star honorees: Aaron Doll, Pa.; Samantha George, Pa.;Matthew Gray, N.Y.; Rose Morian, Pa.; and Ruben Schaapman, Ga.
Three-star honorees: Katelyn Allen, Md.; Annie Dell, Md.; Dylan Frey, S.D.; Miquela Hanselman, N.Y.; Kayci Johns, Pa.; Emily Mikel, N.Y.; Travis Nelson, N.Y.; Nicole Pralle, Wis.; and Austin Vandertie, Wis.
Five-star honorees: Carissa Doody, Md.; Tyler Herrington, N.Y.; and Karch Manley, N.Y.
Six-star honorees: Emily Irwin, Ill. and Jordan Siemers, Wis.
Seven-star honorees: Hayley Potts, Va. And Jocelyn Riser, Pa.
Earning his ninth star is Jordan London, Pa.
Earning her eleventh star is Crystal Siemers- Peterman, Wis.
Earning his thirteenth star is David Hardesty, Jr., Va.
Earning her fifteenth star is Katie Osborne, Pa.
19-star honorees: Jessica Pralle, Wis., and Ryan 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 2011 and May 2013. This year's recipients are: Isaac Haagen, Pa.; Charles Hamilton, Wis.; Miquela Hanselman, N.Y.; Ashlie Hardy, Maine; Tyler Herrington, N.Y., Emily Irwin, Ill.; Chelsea Klinger, Pa.; Zach Klinger, Pa.; Bria Koester, Ill.; Karch Manley, N.Y.; Sam McWilliams, Pa.; Cody Miller, Pa.; Mitchell Musser, Pa.; Travis Nelson, N.Y., Jessica Nolt, Pa.; Kathryn Osborne, Pa.; Victoria Peila, Pa.; Amber Pownall, Pa.; Jessica Pralle, Wis.; Nicole Pralle, Wis.; Ryan Pralle, Wis.; Hannah Riser, Pa.; Jocelyn Riser, Pa.; Kalli Sherer, Ore.; Connor Siemers, Wis.; Jacob Siemers, Wis.; Jordan Siemers, Wis.; Josh Siemers, Wis.; Lauren Siemers, Wis.; Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Wis.; Katie Stewart, Iowa; Austin Vandertie, Wis.; and Nicole Wright, Wis.
National 150,000 Pound Cow Award
The National 150,000 Pound Cow award is earned by Junior members who own a cow who has produced over 150,000 pounds of milk in her lifetime. This year's honorees are: Heather Alspaugh, Pa.; Quinn Cashell, Pa.; Rebecca Davis, Pa.; David Hardesty, Jr., Va.; Ashlie Hardy, Maine; Austin Head, N.Y.; Cassie Head, N.Y.; Nicole Head, N.Y., Kathryn Osborne, Pa.; Tyler Sattazahn, Pa.; and Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Wis.
National 200,000 Pound Cow Award
The National 200,000 Pound Cow Award honors youth owning a cow who has surpassed the milestone of producing 200,000 pounds of milk in her lifetime. Receiving the award this year are: Austin Acel, Pa.; Tyler Herrington, N.Y.; Cody Miller, Pa.; Andy Pownall, Pa.; Jessica Pralle, Wis.; Ryan Pralle, Wis.; Zachary Stump, Pa.; and Tony Weier, Wis.
For more information on the awards, or to print an application, visit www.holsteinusa.com/juniors