2024 WHA All-Breeds Futurity
August 10, 2024
Wisconsin State Fair Park
West Allis, Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Holstein Association futurity helps promote the dairy industry to the general public and display the care and dedication we have for our animals and the products they produce.
The WHA Futurity was founded in 1984 by Klaas Koopmans of Darien. The idea came from reading about the success of the Ohio Futurity in a Holstein World article. In 1987, the first Wisconsin Holstein Futurity was held at the Wisconsin State Fair Park. Pabst Brewing Company generously sponsored the show for the first ten years. Then, in 1997, Alto Dairy Cooperative (Saputo) became the main sponsor. Today Compeer Financial, International Protein Sires and Agropur sponsor the show.
A few years ago it was decided to transform the Wisconsin Holstein Futurity into an All-Breeds Futurity to focus on dairy promotion at the Wisconsin State Fair. We welcome those with other dairy breeds to take part in this grand event and to help promote dairy to our community.
Thank you to the 2023 All-Breeds Futurity Sponsors
Tom Murphy Agency
2023 All-Breeds Futurity
The 37th annual WHA All-Breeds Futurity was held on Saturday, August 12 at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, Wis. Judge Leah James of Mineral Point, Wis. had the chance to judge six 3-year-olds and three cows in the Anniversary Class, consisting of cows that had been entered in a previous year’s show.
The winner of this year’s 3-year-old class was Ebert-Ent Tatoo Coconut, exhibited by Gracie and Garrett Bishop of Watertown and led by Laurie Winkelman. They received $1,500 sponsored by Compeer Financial. Coconut also had the honor of winning Best Udder sponsored by CentralStar Cooperative and was the winner of the Top Milk Production and Top Fat and Protein Production awards sponsored by Brian Greenman, Rural Mutual Insurance Agent.
Second place was awarded to Inspiracres Dback HH Savage owned by Steve and Sharon Patterson of Neosho. The Pattersons received $750 sponsored by International Protein Sires. Savage was also the winner of Best Bred & Owned sponsored by the Wisconsin Holstein Association. Ty Hildebrandt, who led Inspiracres Dback HH Savage, won the Best Dressed Male award, sponsored by Robert and Karyn Schauf.
The cow winning third place and first junior this year was Ms Milgene War Joust-Red exhibited by Ariona, Tianda and Treyton Hildebrandt of Hustisford. They received $500 sponsored by AgroPur. The first place junior awards were sponsored by Ma-Brown Holsteins and WHA. Treyton Hildebrandt also won the Best Dressed Junior award, sponsored by the Barron County Junior Holstein Association.
The Best Dressed Female award went to Kayla Hamm, Fredonia. Yvonne Preder of Scenic-Edge Holsteins sponsored this award.
The Anniversary Class included three outstanding entries that were all entered in last year’s show. The winner of the Anniversary Class was Milgene Tatoo Fireball exhibited by Hildebrandt Family Farms LLC, Hustisford. The Hildebrandts received a $500 prize sponsored by GenOvations.
The second-place winner for the Anniversary Class was Brand-New Z Fallin in Love exhibited by Ashley Brandel, Lake Mills. She received $350 sponsored by Tom Murphy, Rural Mutual Insurance Agent. Third place was Milgene Jordy Jazz it Down, exhibited by Hildebrandt Family Farms LLC who received a $200 prize sponsored by Renaissance Nutrition.
The evening’s program was announced by our mistress of ceremonies, Jill Makovec. She introduced our dignitaries, award sponsors, and cows. Dignitaries in attendance included Cierra Ehrke-Essock, who sang the national anthem, Steve Schwoerer representing Compeer Financial, Ron Sersland for International Protein Sires, and Wisconsin State Fair CEO Shari Black. Royalty helping with awards included Wisconsin Holstein Association Princess Ava Booth and Princess Attendant Aubrey Behling, as well as Alice in Dairyland Ashley Hagenow and Fairest of the Fairs Sharlene Swedlund.
The Wisconsin Holstein Association is extremely grateful for all our sponsors. Our major sponsors included Compeer Financial, International Protein Sires, AgroPur, GenOvations, Tom Murphy - Rural Mutual Insurance Agent, and Renaissance Nutrition. We would also like to thank all our committee members, volunteers, and sponsors for helping make this event possible.
Past Futurity Winners
2023 Milgene Tatoo Fireball (Anniversary Class Winner), Hildebrandt Family Farms, Hustisford
2023 Ebert-Ent Tatoo Coconut, Gracie and Garrett Bishop, Watertown
2022 Milgene Diamond in the Rough (Anniversary Class Winner), Hildebrandt Family Farms
2022 Ryan-Vu Cinderdoor Round-Up, Dyan & Cameron Ryan
2021 Dreamfix Splash of Sun-ET, Landon & Mylie Wendorf, Kylie Nickels and Christian Sachse
2020 Budjon-Abbott Alexandra-ET, Kaelyn, Kenadee and Keegan Weigel
2019 Floydhom MC Emoji-ET, Shawn and Seth Nehls
2018 Dorsland Twinkle-P-Red-ET, Emma, Sarah, Wyatt and Claire Dorshorst
2017 Ryan-Vu Chelios Mocha, Ryan-Vu Holsteins
2016 Ernest-Anthony Side Amelia, Crescentmead
2015 Milksource Dty Tammy-Red-ET, Grady & Lane Wendorf and Dawson & Kylie Nickels
2014 Mar-Linda-K Damion Jilette, Nicole Wright
2013 Krull Sanchez Eminem-ET, Bryce Krull
2012 Siemers Goldwyn Glams-ET, Crystal, Jordan, Josh, Jake, Connor & Lauren Siemers
2011 Rob-Cri Strmtc Manitoba-ET, Robert and Christine Barden
2010 Budjon-JK Emotional-ET, Budjon and Joel Kietzman
2009 Krull Dundee Ellory-ET, Cassy Krull
2008 Budjon-JK Edge of Reason, Budjon Farms
2007 LeDonna Morty Jackpot, Mathew Hopkins and Scott Wiesensel
2006 Rhineland Durham Amy, Budjon and Jason Danhof
2005 SaboFarm Durham Pamela, Niles, Elmo Jr & Todd Wendorf, Ixonia
2004 Hagen Leduc Mikayla, Wendorf, Hagen, Hetts and Becker
2003 Crescentmead Durham Lou Ella, Niles, Elmo Jr, Todd and Christa Wendorf
2002 Budjon-JK Linget Eileen, Cull and Kietzman
2001 Crestbrooke Milan Cassie, Kristin and Kyle Natzke
2000 Zach Integrity Sassy, Julie Junemann and Joel Kietzman
1999 Hagen Inspiration Checkers, Denise Hagen
1998 Indianhead Stardancer-ET, Christian Schauf
1997 Indianhead Birthday Girl, Christian Schauf
1996 C Bergshome Petra Raider, Kathie Wendorf
1995 Mikiln Betty Boop, Nicole Bradley
1994 Bee-Bow Nick Joanie, Ivan and Mary Schuster
1993 Erbacres Lancer Cheroke, Erbacres Holsteins
1992 Pinehurst Patience, Pinehurst Farms
1991 Meyervilla Hy Class Sabrina, Burnell and Mary Lou Meyer
1990 Maple-Home Warden Caress, Mark Brass
1989 Indianhead Mattador Joyful, Bob and Karyn Schauf
1988 Feather Field Prophets Rejoice, Kathleen Glasshof
1987 Indianhead Chief Jessica-ET, Bob and Karyn Schauf