Over 300 people traveled to Mystic Valley Dairy, LLC in Sauk City, WI on Saturday, August 25th to take in the 2012 Wisconsin Holstein State Picnic. The farm is located about a half hour northwest of Madison and is the home of Jenny-Lou Holsteins – most known for breeding Jenny-Lou Marshl Toystory (the first bull to sell over two million doses of semen) and his brother, Jenny-Lou Marshall P149.
The 425-cow herd is owned by the Louis & Jean Breunig, Mitch Breunig and Marty Breunig families. They have a RHA of 32,092 3.9% 1256 3.0 951 and a BAA of 106.2%
Siemers Lightning Alanna EX-90, a Lightning granddaughter of 2E-96 Tri-Day Ashlyn out of an EX-90 GMD Outside
Green-Corner Laurin Marva EX-92 from an EX-91 2E Mich, then Mayerlane-SA Durham Mae EX-92 2E GMD DOM back into the Lead Maes
Holding a place of pride in the office is the photo of Jenny-Lou Patron Toyane, the dam of Toystory and Lou! Over 25% of the herd traces back to Toyane either on the maternal or paternal side.
If you have a picnic, you must have a judging contest! Eager attendees sign in for their cards.
Facing away from the parlor and free-stall barn, you see the original milking barn and the part of the farm that now houses the heifers.
A new heifer barn is under construction.
Mitch Breunig introduced his family and thanked the crowd for coming. To his left is Kevin Jorgensen, family friend and a partner in several cows housed at Mystic Valley.
An all-star lunch crew included Doug Hodorff, Paula and Rick Bovre and Linda Hodorff!
Always a nice touch – a bouncy house to keep the kids busy!
It wouldn’t be a social gathering in Wisconsin if a game of ‘cornhole’ didn’t break out somewhere!
The large crowd enjoyed the hospitality put forth by the Breunigs, the delicious lunch and the massive number of door prizes given out throughout the afternoon!
For more about Mystic Valley and the Jenny-Lou herd, please visit their website at: www.holsteinworld.com/mystic-valley