Southern National Holstein Show
April 12, 2018


Hope Bohannon, Conway, showing her R & W calf.

Lora Wright, Verona, showing her 5 Yr-Old.

This year at the Southern National Holstein show Missouri breeders participated in both the Junior and Open show. The show, held in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is a five day event including luncheons, a junior dinner and the Oklahoma State sale.

It is always great to see the turnout from Missouri at local and regional events. Oklahoma does a great job showcasing the juniors! Thanks for all of their hard work ~ see you this summer at all of the different events!

In the Junior show, these Missouri Juniors participated:
Hope Bohannon
Lora Wright


The Judi Collinsworth junior award is presented at every national junior show throughout the year. Holstein youth must apply. The award is based on sportsmanship, holstein activity participation, herdsmanship, and youth involvement. Missouri junior, Lora Wright, won the Judi Collinsworth award at the 2018 Southern National Show! Congratulations!

Lora Wright finding out she is the winner of the Judi Collinsworth

Awarded by Field Representative Barry Cavitt, TX.


2018 National Applications and Entry Forms

In an effort to recognize more youth, Holstein Association USA Production/Breeder awards will be automatically calculated, beginning in 2016 using 2015 animal information. Juniors are no longer required to submit entries for these awards. They include Junior National Star Performer Award, National Cream of the Crop Award, Junior Breeder of an Excellent, Multiple E Cow Award, 150,000 LB Lifetime Milk Production Award, 200,000 LB Lifetime Milk Production Award.


Missouri 4-H Dairy Cow Camp Dates
Dairy Cow Camp Prepares Future Dairy Leaders

May 27-29, 2018
NEW LOCATION: Lawrence County Fairgrounds, Freistatt, MO
Enter Early: MAX 40 CAMPERS-Filling FAST!


National Convention Teams and Competitions

Yes, I know it seems early, but...

-Taking sign-ups for contests NOW! If you missed signing up at State Convention, please contact Shannon by Feb. 28th if you wish to compete in any contests.

The Juniors have voted to increase the amount of money competing kids receive towards registration fees. They will now split $1000 among the competing kids with each junior receiving a minimum of $100.

National Convention 2018 will be in Michigan from June 29 - July 3, 2018. If you have any questions or are interested let Shannon know. See you there!!

Click on Image below to view complete information on junior convention in Michigan


Penny Wars

Missouri has won Penny in the past and we are collecting money to compete again this year. Penny Wars is a Holstein Foundation fundraiser that helps with national junior activities. We collect pennies and fill a jar at national convention. Whoever has the largest amount in their jar gets to claim Penny. The winning state gets to bring home "Penny" a traveling stuffed cow and have their name added to her "Registration Paper." We would love to keep Penny in Missouri! Contact Shannon if you have pennies to donate!!!! Money is accepted in all forms and thank-you for all your efforts!!

Do you have a donation?? Be sure to contact Shannon before they leave on June 26!


Internationally bound Dairy Judging Teams


We had lots of great items donated and LOTS of bidders. Thank you for coming out and supporting our youth!

Auction items for 4H Judging Team

The 4-H team raised over $11,000 toward the trip during the three day event. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting dairy youth! If you missed out and would still like to support the team please see the letter below and how you can help.

Karla Deaver and Ted Probert 417-466-3102 or 417-741-6134 or

Click on Image below to view full size




June 1 - 3, 2018

We invite dairy youth ages 5-19 to participate in an all-breed dairy show!
June 1-3, Bentonville, AR

Dairy Quiz Bowl
Dairy Skill-A-Thon
Arkansas Dairy Ambassador Contest
Ice Cream Social

Pancake Breakfast
Dairy Judging
Exhibitor Lunch
Silent Auction
Select Heifer Sale
Senior Fitting Contest
Exhibitors Dinner
Dairy Olympics
Pee Wee Showmanship (4 and under)
Cloverbud Showmanship
Jr. & Sr. Showmanship

Commercial Heifer Show
4-H, FFA, & FCCLA All-Breeds Dairy Cattle Show

For more information contact Tim or Nikki Crawley at (479) 291-4552 or

Jr. All-Missouri Points - Rule Clarifications for 2018

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

There were some updates to the Junior All-MO Rules at the convention. Below are the current rules:

  1. All animals (cows and heifers) will be owned and transferred into junior owner name before June 1 of the year showing.
  2. Junior must be a member of the Missouri Junior Holstein Association by June 1st of the year showing.
  3. An animal owned by more than one junior will be acceptable. If a junior and an adult own the animal, it is NOT eligible for a Junior All-Missouri or a Reserve Junior All-Missouri award.
  4. If more than one junior owns an animal, only one award will be given. Again, awards will be given per child instead of per class, and one award will be presented for partnership animals.
  5. Animals MUST be shown throughout the entire class by a junior to qualify for points in the Junior All-Missouri contest.
  6. A certificate of Registration on each animal must be available for review by show staff at any time. Animal’s registration will be checked with Holstein USA before any award is given.
  7. Age limits for juniors are the same as your youth organizations.
    - 4-H –18 as of January 1 of year showing.
    - FFA—4 national conventions after graduation
    - Holstein Junior member only—21 as of January 1 of year showing
  8. To break ties--- to animal placing highest at State Fair.
  9. Point system is as follows—
    - District Show-16 16-14-12-10---each place dropping by 2 points
    - State Fair—20—20-18-16-14-etc.—each place dropping by 2 points (Results from open class will be used, not 4-H/FFA show)
  10. .First place junior animal exhibited by junior member in each open class receives full points, with following places decreasing by 2 points each as listed above.



May 1 Entries due 4-State Dairy Days

May 27-29 4H Dairy Cow Camp
Springfield, MO

June 1-3 4-State Dairy Days, Arkansas

June 29 - July 3 National Holstein Convention, Michigan

July 18-20 Dairy Judging Camp

July 24 MO Holstein Field Day, Barnett, MO

August 17-19 2018 MO State Fair & Futurity Show

August 18 2018 MO State Dairy Judging Contest




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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