Treasure Quest

This event is a celebration and promotion of high caliber calves and their breeders and owners. Proceeds
from this event benefit the state association members and fund the state picnic held each year.

State members can enter Registered Holstein heifers born between March 1 and December 31. Any state
member can nominate a heifer using the form below. By entering your calf in the Treasure Quest, you are
committed to potentially having the calf selected as the winner. Members can also participate by purchasing
a lottery ticket for the chance to win one of the entered calves. There will be 125 lottery tickets printed, and
123 of them will be sold for $100 each. The remaining two tickets will be auctioned off; one will benefit the
WHA Scholarship fund and the other the WHA Juniors. These auctions will be held at the state adult
convention and spring show, and the tickets purchased will automatically be in the top 12 drawing.

The raffle drawing is normally held following the selection of Intermediate Champion at the Midwest National Spring Holstein Show. Ticket holders must not be present to win, however, they do need a representative to choose a calf or bucket on their behalf. Ten tickets will be drawn on the day of the show, and they will be joined by the two tickets auctioned for a chance to win a new Holstein calf. Eleven winners will receive consolation buckets, valued at $100 each and one lucky ticket holder will go home with a calf. The breeder whose calf is chosen will receive a check for $5000, and those not chosen get to return home!

Tickets can be purchased from any WHA board member or Breed Improvement committee member, or the state office by calling 1-800-223-4269. All calves entered prior to spring show will be on display at the show and led into the ring at the time of the drawing.

2021 Treasure Quest Results

Calf Winner:

Paul Mueller, Allenton, chose Ladinostar Lifestyle-Red-ET - entered by Matthew, Elizabeth, Christopher and Cathryn Gunst.

 

Other winners include:

Show Supplies donated by NASCO - Brandel Family, Lake Mills

Milk Wagon Whatcha Ma Call It basket - Cassie Endres, Waunakee

World Dairy Expo basket - Justyne Frisle, Prairie Farm

UW-Madison backpack & hat - Endres Berryridge Farm, Waunakee

Cowsmopolitan basket - Matthew Kramer, St Cloud

Supreme Awards basket - Eric Bechel, Elmwood

Windmill on the Ridge/Kathy Endres basket - Kristen, Jenna & Nicole Broege, Janesville

Hoard’s Dairyman basket - Adella Loehr, Eden

Marcelina’s Homemade Goodies basket from Marci Walker - Bryce Bechel, Elmwood

WHA basket - Eli, Ethan & Isaac Staudinger & London & Lexis Koester, Reedsville

Wil-Ridge Signs & Designs basket - Yvonne Preder, Plymouth

2020 Treasure Quest Results

Calf Winner:

Noah Houtsinger, Delavan, chose Kamps-Rx Aplb Amalia-Red-ET

from Reggie & Krysty Kamps of Darlington.

Other winners include:

Nasco Show Supplies basket - Brent Wolf, Oconto Falls

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin basket - Jeff Hendrickson, Belleville

World Dairy Expo basket - Jim & Kelly Rickert, Eldorado

UW-Madison basket - Marty Kinyon/Brandon Flannery, Lone Rock

Cowsmopolitan basket - Laura Lesher & Trent Styczynski, DePere

Supreme Awards "Cook-out" basket - Hannah Ullom, Bloomer

Kathy Endres/Windmill on the Ridge basket - Brett Ballweg, Dane

Hoard's Dairyman basket - Mark Ludtke, Rosendale

Dairy Star basket - Scott & Paige Felton, St. Cloud

WHA "Family Night" basket - Todd Stanek, Fall Creek

WHA "Feed the Show crew" basket - Kaelyn, Kenadee & Keegan Weigel, Platteville​

2019 Treasure Quest Results

Calf Winner:

Scott Felten, St. Cloud, Wis. chose Kamps-Rx Apb Agonize-Red-ET

from Reggie & Krysty Kamps, Darlington

Other winners include: ​

1. Kathy Endres (Windmill on the Ridge) - Taylor and Miranda Riedel,

Pardeeville, WI

2. Home Decor - Linda Wright, Johnson Creek, WI

3. Nasco Supplies - Ethan Staudinger, Reedsville, WI

4. Culver’s basket - Ryan Weigel, Platteville, WI

5. Show Supplies - Josh Fairbanks, Iowa

6. Supreme Awards - Priority IAC, Inc., Manitowoc, WI

7. UW-Madison Dairy Science basket - Gavin Carncross, Lodi, WI

8. Cooler & cookout basket - Gina Frisle, Prairie Farm, WI

9. World Dairy Expo basket - Reggie Kamps, Darlington, WI

10. Animart cooler & supplies - Brandon Smith, Pulaski, WI

11. Cowsmopolitan basket - Jen Wackershauser, Platteville, WI​​

2018 Treasure Quest Results

Austen Schmidt, Cascade, Wis. who chose #2 entered by Austen Schmidt, Travis Krohlow and Black Creek of Cascade, Wis.

 

Other winners include:

1. Hoard's Dairyman Tub - Andy Steinhagen, MN 

2. NASCO Show Tub - Ryan Weigel, Platteville, WI 

3. World Dairy Expo Tub - Nolan Carncross, Lodi, WI

4. Zach Endres, Waunakee, WI

5. Jake & Jade Kruschke, New Richmond, WI

6. Sela & Kelby Fossum, Lodi, WI

7. Rachel & Brian McCullough, Juda, WI

8. Scott Pralle, Humbird, WI

9. Noah Bilz, Dorchester, WI

10. Joe Gibbs, IA

11. Dale Kranz, Columbus, WI

 

2017 Treasure Quest Results

Calf Winner: Sara Feldmann, Howard Grove, Wis. chose Treasure Quest heifer #3 - Hammertime Sid Rebel-ET, a Sept. 2016 Sid x EX-91 Goldwyn.Entered by Hammertime Holsteins

 

Other winners include:

1. Apple-Vue Dairy Services, LLC Tub: Corey Geiger and Krista Knigge, Mukwonago, WI

2. Boviteq Tub: Shawn Nehls, Hustisford, WI

3. Columbia Co. DHIA Tub:  Zach Endres, Waunakee, WI

4. Hi-Lo-Valley Holsteins Tub: Bryan Stremcha, Bangor, WI

5. Hoard's Dairyman Tub: Dale Kranz, Columbus, WI

6. Indianhead Holsteins Tub: Hetts Family, Fort Atkinson, WI

7. Initial Design Tub: R. Paul Buhr, Viroqua, WI

8. Insight FS Tub: Christopher Gunst, Pine River, WI

9. NASCO Tub: Andrew Greenfield, Fond du Lac, WI

10. Wisconsin Holstein Association Tub: Steve Holte, Westby, WI

11. World Dairy Expo Tub: Josh Rynes, Menomonie, WI