Had a nice group of juniors for the youth show.

Congratulations to all the winners!!!

Overall Jr Champion Lineup
A nice group of heifers for junior champion!

Overall 4H & FFA Selection of Jr Champion
Judge Dixon selects from 4H and FFA champions for overall.

Overall Jr Champion
Winter Calf: Luck-E Diamond Arrow-ET, Grant Groves, Billings (FFA)

Kay Bacon Memorial Award

Junior Champion Youth Show
Winter Calf ~ Luck-E Diamond Arrow, Grant Groves

Mark Highfill Memorial Award

Grand Champion Youth Show
Sr 3-Year Old ~ A-Grimm Dom Hanna, Kelsie Grimm


Senior Showmanship
A great group compete in Senior Showmanship

Jr Showmanship
Group of young showman

Youth Showmanship 14 & Over
1. Dalton Smith

Youth Showmanship 13 & Under
1. Adeline Dickerson

Photos from The Shows!!

Pearl's Pics took some shots at the Missouri State Fair. They took lots of ring shots of all the breeds during the open and youth shows. You can follow the link below to view all of the photo albums.

Click on Pearl's Pics to view the Open show photos.

Youth Show Photos
Click on image to view or us arrows to advance image.

Missouri State Fair - Youth Show


Click here to view Complete Youth Holstein Show Results

4-H State Judging Contest

2017 State Dairy Judging Winners
Top 4 Individuals in the State Contest
Grant Groves, Blake Wright, Bailey Groves, and Lora Wright

Wright Tops State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest for 2nd Year

Lora Wright judged her way to the top of the senior division of the Missouri State 4-H Dairy Judigng Contest for the second year in a row. The contest was held August 19th at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

Wright, daughter of Larry and Jodi Wright of Verona, was high individual in Ayrshires, Holsteins, Jerseys and oral reasons and finished with a total of 392 points. Second high individula in the senior division was Bailey Groves of Billings. Groves, the daughter of Todd and Sheila Groves, moved up from the intermeidate division, which she topped in 2016. Groves was first in Guernseys, second in Ayrshires, and third in Jerseys. Third high individual was Blake Wright of Verona. Wright, the son of Larry and Jodi Wright, was second in Holsteins, and third in Ayrshires and oral reasons. Rounding out the top five were Grant Groves of Billings and Ellie Wantland of Niangua. Grant Groves was first in Brown Swiss, second in Guernseys, and third in Holsteins. Wantland was second in Jerseys and oral reasons.

Lila Wantland of Niangua was the high individual in the intermediate division. Wantland was third in Brown Swiss. In second was Logan Archer of Falcon. Rounding out the top five were Kylie Scrivner of Ava, Whitney Yerina of Phillipsburg and Garrett Hageman of Mountain Grove.

Paxton Foster of Weaubleau was high individual in the junior division. Molly Archer of Falcon was second. Rounding ot the top five were Jasmine Gates of Cairo, Teagan Hardy of Steelville and Blake Gates of Cairo.

The contestants placed six classes and gave two sets of reasons. The top three individuals in each breed received cash prizes sponsored by the Missouri breed associations. The top ten individuals in each division received rosettes from the Missouri State Fair, and the top four individuals in each division received a plaque from the Missouri State Fair and supporters of the contest. Contestants, their families, and exhibitors who provided cattle for the event were the guests at a Junior Dairymen’s Barbeque sponsored by Midwest Dairy Association, Missouri State Fair, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, MFA, Dairy Farmers of America, and Hiland Dairy. The Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team receives support from FCS Financial, the Missouri Holstein Association and the Missouri Dairy Association in partnership with the Missouri 4-H Foundation, and thanks all their sponsors for their support.

The Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team will be competing this fall in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at the All-American Youth Dairy Judging Contest, and at the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo, Madison, Wisconsin. The team is currently seeking additional sponsors to support their travel. For more information about the dairy judging program, contact either Ted Probert at the Wright County Extension Center at (417)547-7545, or Karla Deaver at the Lawrence County Extension Center at 417-466-3102.

Senior Division Judging Winners
Top Ten: 1st Place Lora Wright; 2nd Place Bailey Groves; 3rd Place Blake Wright, 4th Grant Groves, 5th Ellie Wantland, 6th Kelsie Grimm, 7th Daryin Sharp, 8th Sam Masri, 9th Nicholas Dodson, 10th

Intermediate Division Judging Winners
1st Place Lila Wantland; 2nd Place Logan Archer; 3rd Place Kylie Scrivner; 4th Whitney Yerina, 5th Garrett Hageman

Junior Division Judging Winners
1st Place Paxton Foster; 2nd Place Molly Archer; 3rd Place Jasmine Gates; 4th Teagan Hardy; 5th Blake Gates

Top 3 in the Holstein Division sponsored by MO Holstein
V.P. Tommy Scrivner; 3rd Grant Groves; 2nd Blake Wright; 1st Lora Wright

Top 3 Oral Reasons
Sponsored by Red & White Association, Ramona Andrus; 3rd Blake Wright, 2nd Ellie Wantland, 1st Lora Wright.


Judging Team - Seeking Sponsorhsips

The State 4-H Dairy Judging Program has lost a large annual corporate sponsorship and are seeking to replace approximately $3500 of it's annual budget. This includes moneies needed to complete the competition year in 2017.

See the attached letter from Karla Deaver and Ted Probert, Extension Specialists as to how you or someone you might know could help continue this legacy as we promote the dairy industry and lifelong skills learned by all of the participants!

Click on Image below to view full size



First Junior in the 2017 3-Yr Old Missouri Holstein Futurity
Kylie Scrivner with Scribble Dodge Sassy and Jr Sponsors - ABS: Ray Schooley and Kevin DeVore.

The annual futurity for 3 year old cows was held during the Missouri State Fair. Juniors were represented by Kylie Scrivner. Kylie was awarded 1st Junior and 6th place overall and will receive an embroidered chair for being first junior in the class sponsored by ABS and Kevin Devore and Ray Schooley. All juniors participating in the show receive an additional $25 from the MO Holstein Junior funds in addition to their futurity winnings.

SO - watch for the entry form in a couple of months and enter your calves for your chance to show in 2020!



Watch for Entry Deadline Date - in December

Missouri Junior Holstein Association offers several opportunities for young members to get involved, receive awards and gain scholarships towards college. Missouri Princess, Miss, Distinguished Junior (Sr & Jr Division), Spring Classic Scholarship.


Missouri Dairy Association Youth Dairy Champion Award

County and local fairs will soon be happening and MDA will again sponsor the Supreme Junior Dairy Champion Award for dairy cow competition. Forms and more information will be available shortly to the fairs.

Congratulations to these 2016 award winners:
Leslie Birkenholz, Hopkins, Nodaway County Fair
Julie Bowman, French Village, St. Francois County Fair
Dylan Crews, Springfield, Texas County Fair
Austin Freund, Concordia, Lafayette County 4-H/FFA Fair
Adeline Dickerson, Lucerne, Putnam County Fair
Sophie Geppert, Columbia, Callaway Youth Expo
Derrek Hardy, Browning, Linn County 4-H/FFA Fair
Micheal Kieninger, Jackson, East Perry Community Fair
Clayton Kirchdoerfer, Cape Girardeau, SEMO District Fair
Courtney Lohmann, Perryville, Perry County 4-H Fair
Ellie Samek, Bolivar, Polk County Fair
Colton Rademacher, Owensville, Gasconade County Fair
Serena Stewart, Ava, Grovespring Fair
Jacob Stewart, Ava, Dallas County Fair

Click Here to Download Form or contact MDA for Youth Fair Forms if needed at 636/519-9300 or

Awarding a Scholarship
MDA's Dave Drennan and Scott Maples present Blake Wright with one of the
MDA Scholarship awards during the 2017 Holstein Field Day.


Jr. All-Missouri Points - Stay the same for 2017

There are now only two shows that constitute the winners: District Show and State Fair. Arkansas will now have the 4-State Dairy days as their district show. Check and see when and where your district show is. State fair points come from the open show placings and NOT the junior show.

All-Missouri Points:  Juniors voted to continue the point system. The points are as follows:
District Show — 16
State Fair — 20 points


Future Junior - New Baby Boy!

Aaron Joseph Ling
Born July 11, 2017 at 10:13 am
Parents: Eric & Mary Ling, Springfield, MO
6 lbs
20 inches long
Aaron joins big sisters Faith and Amelia
Proud Grandparents: Janice Ling, Springfield and Steve & Cindy Ott, Barnheart, MO
Proud Great Grandparent: Marianna Thomson, Springfield



September 18 Premier National Jr Holstein Show, Harrisburg, PA
Judge Chris Hill, MD

September 20 Entries Due for Louisville

October 3 International Jr. Holstein Show
Judge Lynn Harbaugh, WI

October 10 Late Entry Deadline for Louisville

October 19 Extra Late Entry Deadline for Louisville

November 4 Grand National Jr Show, Louisville, KY
Judge Pat Conroy, IN




2017 Junior Officer Team:
Reporters, Blake Wright & Taylor Groves; Vice President, Dalton Smith; President, Lora Wright; Secretary, Katie Wantland; Reporters, Sophia Geppert & Zach Scrivner

Missouri Junior Holstein Association Officers
Lora Wright, President & Historian
11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769
(417) 743-2921

Dalton Smith, Vice President
12300 Cty Rd 5300, Rolla, MO 65401
(573) 247-1864

Katie Wantland, Secretary
1491 Macedonia Rd, Niangua, MO 65713
(417) 872-5543

Taylor Groves, Reporter
2937 State Hwy 413, Billings, MO 65610
(417) 880-7012

Zach Scrivner, Co-Reporter
Rt 1, Box 425, Ava, MO 65608
(417) 683-6684

Blake Wright, Reporter
11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769
(417) 743-2921

Sophia Geppert, Reporter
5803 Redwing Dr, Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 814-3148

Shannon Wilson-Kleiboeker, State Advisor
17077 Lawrence 1030, Wentworth, MO 64873
(417) 737-2876


This is a statewide organization open to any boy or girl in Missouri under 21. It promotes Registered Holsteins and has 172 members. 
Dues are $5.00 per year per member. 
Click For Membership Form


  • Dairy Bowl, Public Speaking, Jeopardy, and building a banner for National Convention.

  • Judging at local, state and national levels.

  • Showing at local, state and national shows

  • Cow Camp


  • State Spring Show Awards

  • All-Missouri Junior Awards

  • Distinguished Jr. Member Award

  • Princess and Missouri Miss

  • Spring Show

  • Junior District Show Awards

  • All-Missouri

  • District Junior and Senior Member Awards

  • Princess Scholarship

  • Spring Classic Scholarship




  1. Selling the 100th Anniversary T-Shirts!



  1. Jr. All-Missouri Points:  Juniors voted to continue the point system. The points are as follows:
    District Show — 16
    State Fair — 20 points
    First junior animal exhibited by a junior in each open class receives full points, with following places decreasing by 2 points each.  Again awards will be given per child instead of per class, and one award will be presented for partnership animals.
  2. Jr. Membership Fees due March 15: Membership form on main page to print or in Pulsator newsletter. It is important for juniors also to get their state dues paid on time, with the correct address, phone number and email address. This is the information we utilize to contact you throughout the year regarding awards, programs, activities, etc. We do not want you to miss out on an event because we did not have your accurate information. State membership fees are due by March 15. If your household only has junior members (no adult membership) then you might want to consider adding a Mid-States Magazine subscription for $5. A great way to stay connected.



Call or E-Mail me any time if you have questions about 
Missouri Junior Holstein activities. 
My address is
My home address is:
17077 Lawrence 1030, Wentworth, Missouri 64873.
Shannon Kleiboeker 417-737-2876
State Junior Holstein Chairman


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