Gretchen Dickerson
Gretchen showing for Fall Yearling

Kylie Scrivner
Very intense in showmanship!

Treyton Foster
The Fosters from Humansville showing several in youth and open show.


Had a nice group of juniors for the youth show.

Congratulations to all the winners!!!

Youth Show Fall Calves
A nice group of heifers for competing!

Ley Family
Mike Ley watches his son Thomas show in the youth show.
Prayers for the Ley's during this difficult time.

Ada Bluel
Ada winning a blue ribbon

Overall Jr Champion
Winter Calf: JL-Kel-Land Mc Fergalicious, Lila Wantland

Kay Bacon Memorial Award

Junior Champion Youth Show
Winter Calf: JL-Kel-Land Mc Fergalicious, Lila Wantland

Mark Highfill Memorial Award

Grand Champion Youth Show
Res. Grand Overall Sr 3-Year Old ~ Ms Golden-Dream Cane-Red-ET – Colton Kleiboeker; Grand Overall Jr 2 - Wrightvale Aftrshk Pauli-ET, Lora Wright

Case Melzer
Case Melzer working hard to show her heifer to her best advantage.

Molly Melzer
Molly working hard with her Spring Yearling Heifer


Senior Showmanship
A great group compete in Senior Showmanship

Youth Showmanship 14 & Over
1. Lila Wantland

Youth Showmanship 13 & Under
1. Colton Kleiboeker

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 Heifer Photos
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Youth Show Cow Photos
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Click here to view Complete Youth Holstein Show Results

4-H State Judging Contest

A large group for the state Dairy Judging contest.

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

Bailey Groves bested brother Grant Groves in the senior division of the Missouri State 4-H Dairy Judigng Contest. The contest was held August 18th at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

Groves, daughter of Todd and Sheila Groves of Billings, was high individual in Ayrshires, Guernseys and Jerseys while finishing second in Holsteins and oral reasons. Second high individual in the senior division was Grant Groves of Billings. Groves, the son of Todd and Sheila Groves was first in Holsteins and oral reasons, and second in Ayrshires and Guernseys. Third high individual was Blake Wright of Verona. Wright, the son of Larry and Jodi Wright, was third in Ayrshires, Guernseys, Holsteins and oral reasons. Rounding out the top five were Kelsie Grimm of Aurora and Nicolas Dotson of Marionville.

In a tight intermediate division, Lila Wantland of Niangua was the high individual and Whitney Yerina of Conway was second high individual. The two tied for overall score, but the tie breaker gave Wantland the edge. Rounding out the top five were Molly Archer of Falcon, Kylie Scrivner of Ava, and Logan Archer of Falcon.

Teagan Hardy of Steelville was high individual in the junior division, followed by Tyson Droste of Lancaster in second, Molly Melzer of Harrisonville in third, Monique Turner of Springfield in fourth and Ada Bluel of Monett in fifth.

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 Louisville, Kentucky. The team is currently seeking ongoing sponsors for their travel. For more information about the dairy judging program, contact either Ted Probert at the Wright County Extension Center at (417)349-4134, or Karla Deaver at the Lawrence County Extension Center at 417-466-3102.

Senior Division Judging Winners
Top Ten: 1st Place Bailey Groves; 2nd Place Grant Groves; 3rd Place Blake Wright, 4th Kelsie Grimm, 5th Nicholas Dotson, 6th Maria Poock, 7th , 8th Hala Edquist, 9th Nathanial Hudson, 10th

Intermediate Division Judging Winners
1st Place Lila Wantland; 2nd Place Whitney Yerina; 3rd Place Molly Archer; 4th Kylie Scrivner, 5th Logan Archer, 6th Roper Voskamp, 7th Adeline Dickerson, 8th Case Melzer, 9th, 10th Gretchen Dickerson

Junior Division Judging Winners
1st Place Teagan Hardy; 2nd Place Tyson Droste; 3rd Place Molly Melzer; 4th Monique Turner; 5th Ada Bluel; 6th Faith Ling

Top 3 in the Holstein Division sponsored by MO Holstein
Larry Wright; 3rd Blake Wright, 2nd Bailey Groves, 1st Grant Groves.

Top 3 Oral Reasons
Sponsored by Red & White Association, Ramona Andrus; 3rd Blake Wright,
2nd Bailey Groves, 1st Grant Groves.


First Junior in the 2018 3-Yr Old Missouri Holstein Futurity
Blake Wright with Wrightvale BG Shottle Pari. 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 Colton Kleiboeker and Blake Wright. Blake was awarded 1st Junior and 3rd place overall and will receive an embroidered chair for being first junior in the class sponsored by ABS and Kevin Devore and Ray Schooley. Colton was 2nd junior and 4th place overall. 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!

Blake and Colton are side by side in the class



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 Revitalization Act Scholarships Available for Students

Click on Image below to view and download applications


Dairy scholarships available for students

The Missouri Dairy Scholars Scholarship Program was created under the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act to support students pursuing careers in the dairy industry. Students may qualify for up to $5,000 in scholarships if they are enrolled in a two-year or four-year Missouri college and work on a dairy farm or have a dairy-related internship. Students must also make a commitment to work in Missouri’s agriculture industry as a condition of receiving the scholarship.

Applications will open on July 11, 2018, and close on September 14, 2018. This year, $40,000 will be awarded.

Scholarships will be selected on a competitive basis. Each application will be evaluated and rated using the following criteria:
• Agriculture-related degree
• Dairy-related work experience
• Academic achievement and year in school
• Resume and letters of recommendation
• Future career plans

Click here to learn more about the Dairy Scholarship Program.

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. This is the 23rd year for the Missouri Dairy Association’s (MDA) annual Supreme Junior Dairy Champion Award for all local fairs in Missouri.

One per fair! See the press release below which you can pass along to your local newspaper and/or use in your Extension column. Each winner receives a 2018 official certificate and a $25.00 CASH AWARD from MDA. These will be mailed after the RESPONSE FORM below is received by MDA.

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



September 14 Dairy Scholars Scholarship Applications DUE

September 17 Premier National Jr Holstein Show, Harrisburg, PA
Judge Molly Sloan, WI

September 20 NEW Entry Deadline for World Dairy Expo

September 20 Entries Due for Louisville

October 2 International Jr. Holstein Show
Judge Chris Hill, MD

October 10 Late Entry Deadline for Louisville

October 19 Extra Late Entry Deadline for Louisville

November 3 Grand National Jr Show, Louisville, KY
Judge Nate Goldenberg, TX




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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