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Holstein Association USA Recognizes Junior Members Breeding Exceptional Cattle
June 30, 2015

Brattleboro, VT (June 29, 2015)…Holstein Association USA annually recognizes Junior members who have bred or developed high-performing Registered Holstein® cattle. At the National Holstein Convention, held June 23 through 26 in St. Charles, Illinois, Junior members received honors 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, 2013 are eligible for Breeder of an Excellent Cow. The 2015 recipients are Charlotte Auman, Pa.; Daniel Benedict, Pa.; Douglas Boop, Pa.; Scott DeBaugh, Md.; Kasey Doll, Pa.; Francesca Gambonini, Calif.; Samantha Gambonini, Calif.; Charles Hamilton, Wis.; David Hardesty Jr., Va.; Tyler Herrington, N.Y.; Kayci Johns, Pa.; Valarie Kramer, Wis.; Jordan London, Pa.; Aryn Martin, Maine; Emily Mikel, N.Y.; Oliver Nisen, Ind.; Taylor Pool, Pa.; Jessica Pralle, Wis.; Nicole Pralle, Wis.; Hannah Riser, Pa.; Adam Schultz, N.Y.; Mary Scott, Iowa; Jacob Shaffer, Pa.; Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Wis.; Jillian Sutton, Md.; Logan Voigts, Wis.; and Joel 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: Douglas Boop, Pa.; Kaicey Conant, Maine; Rachel Craun, Va.; Francesca Gambonini, Calif.; Tyler Herrington, N.Y.; Katherine Larson, Wis.; Jessica Pralle, Wis.; Jocelyn Riser, Pa.; Adam Schultz, N.Y.; Charlotte Simpson, Pa.; Austin Vandertie, Wis.; and Logan Voigts, Wis.

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: Ava Booth, Wis., Campbell Booth, Wis.; Cole Booth, Wis.; John Foster, Pa.; Brock Irwin, Ill.; Justin Kocher, Pa.; Ashley Wetzel, Pa.; Ellie Widerman, Pa.; Jared Widerman, Pa.; and Kelsey Zepp, Md.
Two-star honorees: Kaicey Conant, Maine, Nathan Cordes, Wis.; Benjamin Doll, Pa.; Amber Gabel, Pa.; Valarie Kramer, Wis.; Taylor Pool, Pa.; Charlotte Simpson, Pa.; and Kyle Wright, Pa.

Three-star honorees: Blake Crothers, N.Y.; Anna Culbertson, Minn.; Rebecca Davis, Pa.; Courtney Moser, Wis.; Connor Siemers, Wis.; and Joel Younker, Pa.

Four-star honorees: Samantha Gambonini, Calif., Katelyn Nolt, Pa.; Logan Potts, Va.; and Collin Stoltzfus, Pa.

Five-star honorees: Aaron Auman, Pa.; Charlotte Auman, Pa.; Annie Dell, Md.; Alexandra Gambonini, Calif.; Francesca Gambonini, Calif.; Caitlyn Pool, Pa.; Hannah Riser, Pa.; and Austin Vandertie, Wis.

Six-star honoree: Jessica Nolt, Pa.

Eight-star honorees: Emily Mikel, N.Y.

Nine-star honoree: Emily Irwin, Ill.

11-star honoree: Jocelyn Riser, Pa.

14-star honorees: Jordan London, Pa.; Jordan Siemers, Wis.; and Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Wis.

17-star honoree: Charles Hamilton, Wis.

19-star honoree: Kathryn Osborne, Pa.

20-star honorees: David Hardesty Jr., Va.; and Andrew Younker, Pa.

21-star honoree: Nicole Pralle, Wis.

Earning her 49th 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 2013 and May 2015. This year’s recipients are: Dylan Anderson, N.Y.; Douglas Boop, Pa.; Matthew Boop, Pa.; Magen Busker, Ill.; Matthew Busker, Ill.; Kelly Callender, Va.; Nathan Cordes, Wis.; Emily Davis, Pa.; Rebecca Davis, Pa.; Annie Dell, Md.; Matthew Deome, Pa.; Kristen Gallagher, N.Y.; Francesca Gambonini, Calif.; Samantha Gambonini, Calif.; Charles Hamilton, Wis.; David Hardesty Jr., Va.; Brittany Hardy, Pa.; Tyler Herrington, N.Y.; Brook Hoff, Md.; Kurtis Houser, Pa.; Emily Irwin, Ill.; Valarie Kramer, Wis.; Ryan Lawton, N.Y.; Emily Mikel, N.Y.; Madison Mowrer, Pa.; Katelyn Neff, Pa.; Caitlyn Pool, Pa.; Amber Pownal, Pa.; Jessica Pralle, Wis., Nicole Pralle, Wis.; Hannah Riser, Pa.; Jocelyn Riser, Pa.; Kalli Sherer, Ore.; Connor Siemers, Wis.; Jordan Siemers, Wis.; Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Wis.; Jillian Sutton, Md.; Rachel Ulrich, Pa.; Ellie Widerman, Pa.; Jared Widerman, Pa.; Kyle Wright, Pa.; and Megan Wright, 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: Brittany Brewer, Pa.; Emily K. Davis, Pa.; Alexandra Gambonini, Calif.; Francesca Gambonini, Calif.; Charles Hamilton, Wis.; Jessica Pralle, Wis.; Nicole Pralle, Wis.; Jocelyn Riser, Pa., and Kalli Sherer, Ore.

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 are Brittany Brewer, Pa.; Amber Gabel, Pa.; Samantha Gambonini, Calif.; David Hardesty Jr., Va.; Kathryn Osborne, Pa.; and Jordan Siemers, Wis.



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