West Croix Holsteins Visit

“It takes nothing to join the crowd, it takes everything to stand alone”…This quote truly exemplifies West-Croix Holsteins in New Richmond, WI owned by Chris and Rikki VanDyk along with their four sons. In the fall of 1999, Chris Van Dyk purchased this farmstead and brought home 3 animals who were in the top ten […]

Destination Vegas Sale Results

The Destination Vegas Sale, managed by Butler Auctions, LLC, was held on Friday, December 12th at the Bellagio Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, NV.  A total of 37 lots sold for an average of $53,355. Check out some of the high sellers below! Lot 4 – $290,000 Michigan Belg Polar 4957 - GTPI+2645 GLPI+3365 DGV+3540 […]

Tulip Holstein Sale Results

The 2014 Tulip Holstein Sale took place on Friday, December 12th in Ijsselhalen, Zwolle (The Netherlands) and was managed by ALH Genetics. Check out the results sheet below as well as a shot of the sale crew.

Siemers Holsteins farm visit

On a frosty day in December, Randy and I were welcomed by Sherry Siemers for a tour of some exceptional high type show cattle at Siemers Holsteins in Newton, WI. Siemers Holsteins is a 5th and 6th generation dairy operation, dating back to 1890 when the original farm was established.. By 1905 the Siemers had incorporated […]

Holstein Fun in the Sun Sale

Mitch and Dave Chlus Lot 1: # 9 protein Mogul $50,000 lot 4: choice from Lady’s Manor of 2 Kingboys $75,000 Lot 11. $47,000 Lot 34. $40,400 Lot 8. $47,000 Lot 9. $25,000 Lot 6. $25,000 Lot 7. $25,000 Lot 2. $16,000 Lot 13. $32,000 Lot 3. $19,000 Lot 23. $32,000 Lot 24. $14,000 Lot […]

Johnson Dairy visit

It may be a small rural town that I am partial to because I live here, but it is always enjoyable to go visit a neighboring herd and learn more about their visions for growth and success. Welcome to Johnson Dairy and Mattcrest Holsteins, located in Baldwin, WI. Johnson Dairy was established in 1904 by […]

Indianhead Holstein visit

Bob and Karyn Schauf of Indianhead Holsteins, Barron, WI were quick to welcome Randy and I to their home and farm. We were overwhelmed by the photos and stories of so many successful animals who have coveted the Indianhead prefix. To begin to mention all of them would take a book, thus we just focussed […]

Ryan-Vu Holsteins Visit

Good things don’t just happen, they are created and developed. That takes time, work ethic, people and a sincere passion. Duly noted at Ryan-Vu Holsteins as Randy and I toured this elite Holstein farm in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Ryan-Vu owners, Mark and Mary Ryan, along with their son and daughter-in-law Chad and Amy Ryan, […]

Forrest Ridge Holsteins visit

By Liz Doornink On a very brisk December morning, Randy Blodgett and I made our way to visit Forest-Ridge Holsteins in Eden, WI. We were welcomed by Kurt and Sarah Loehr along with their daughters, Adella and Ainsley. (Ainsley is the newest addition to the Loehr Family) This lovely farm situated in the hills boasts […]

Southern Invitational Sale Preview

The Southern Invitational is set to get underway tomorrow Dec 6th at 11:00 AM in Perry, GA. Managed by Landis-Marketing and Daniel Brandt you can click here for the sale catalog as well as sale order, updates and added lots. http://www.holsteinworld.com/landis-mrk/ Here are some scenes from Georgia and a preview of some of the lots […]