A year full of action was finalized on March 2 as an enthusiastic crowd of up-and-coming Jersey breeders gathered at Silver Valley Supper Club on March 1.
The Wisconsin Junior Jersey Breeders Association meeting, held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Jersey Breeders Association’s annual meeting, was an opportunity to acknowledge the talents and applaud the efforts of the younger generation.
Miranda Randall was chosen as the 2014 Wisconsin Jersey Queen and crowned by 2013 Queen Julia Owens, while JJBA members elected Jacob Leum as president, Miranda Randall as vice president, and Sydney Endres as secretary.
Senior Youth Awards
Taking the youngest folk into account, 2013 youth awards were split into three categories, up from two in previous years.
First place winner among senior youth, aged 16 to 20, was Sydney Endres, who took home the Steffanus traveling plaque sponsored by Milk-n-More Jerseys, along with $250 cash and a chance to compete in the National Junior Youth Achievement Contest. Second place and $150 cash went to Janelle Remington.
This year’s National Nominees were Sydney Endres and Jacob Leum, while Endres, Leum, Janelle Remington, Logan Voigt, Miranda Randall and Kohl Hoyer won scholarships.
Among intermediate youth, aged 12 to 15, first place honors with $150 toward a Badger Treasure Calf or $100 cash went to Austin Nauman. Second place and $100 towards a Badger Treasure Calf or $75 cash went to Emma Olsted.
Among junior youth, age 11 and younger, the winner of the Jersey calf donated by Hallet Dairy LLC was Jena Schoneck. As winner of the Lois Haeuser Memorial Award, Emma Schoneck was presented with a show halter.
Turning to production, Fritzy Ullom’s Mayerlane Brown Cow Vivacious was the Protein Award Winner with a 4-03, 305 day record of 27,523 lbs. milk, 1,581 lbs. fat and 1,126 lbs. protein.
For milking yearlings, the award went to Kaila and Colin Wussow’s Milk-n-More KCW Amenity Delight-ET and Cheyenne Hughey’s Orthridge Influence Albion.
Junior Two-year-old was Kaila Wussow’s Kailas Lila and Colin Wussow’s Colin’s Reba, while Senior Two-year-olds were Kaila Wussow’s Rochoas Louie Winona, followed by her Kaila’s Fame.
In Junior three-year-olds, it was Colin Wussow’s Colin’s Rosa ET, and Kaila and Colin Wussow’s Milk-n-More WJM Conct Vacation ET. For Senior three-year-olds, honors went to Mikhayla Luttrop’s Gordons Vertigo Melissa.
For four-year-olds, winners were Fritzy Ullom’s Mayerlane Brown Cow Vivacious and Kaila and Colin Wussow’s Kipps Jade Amelia. For five-year-olds, it was Abby and India Tauchen’s Milk-n-More KCW Legion Danica ET and Janelle Remington’s Rem Rock Ringmaster Maxyl. For six-year-olds, honors went to Kaila and Colin Wussow’s King Michaels Darling and Julia Owens’ O.F.Thor Laurene.
The 2013 All-Wisconsin winners were:
Spring Calf: Ryans Louie Polly – Janelle Remington; Kailas Jerseys Love Tequila – Kaila Wussow
Fall Calf: Gilbar Louie Sadie – Janelle Remington; Smokin Hot License to Thrill – Austin Nauman
Summer Yearling: Avon Road Getaway Ellie – Iris Quinlan; Morningside BS Charlotte – Mikhayla Luttrop
Winter Yearling: Smokin Hot Rendition Letitia – Austin Nauman
Fall Yearling: Gilbar RM Coffee – Janelle Remington; MNM-KR Tequila Makes Me Giddy – Kaila Wussow
Milking Yearling: Smokin Hot Rendition Letitia – Austin Nauman
Junior 2: Milk-n-More Barracuda Gidget – Colin Wussow
Junior 3: O.F. Academy Laila – Julia Owens; Glen-mar Dale Comerica Tazz –Cheyenne Hughey
Senior 3: O.F. Iatola Ruth – Julia Owens; tie of Kailas Fame – Kaila Wussow and Milk-n-More WJM Connect Vivian-ET – Colin Wussow
Senior 4: Mayerlane Brown Cow Vivacious – Fritzy Ullom
Senior 6 and Over: O.F. Thor Laurene – Julia Owens.
Bidding was spirited during the dessert auction as Junior members ferried enticing pans of cheesecake, cookies and other goodies around the room. By the time the gavel was laid aside by auctioneer Wade Schoenck, over $1,004 had been raised for youth projects.