4H Dairy Judging Camp

Grant Groves
Past MO State Judging team member, Grant Groves, talks about the class

Groves-View Dairy
Class of Brown Swiss & Holsteins at Groves-View Farm
They also provided supper for the group!

A huge thank you to all of the youth, adults, advisors, and dairies that contributed to this years Dairy Judging Camp. We had a much smaller camp this year, and had a wide age range of kids. Campers traveled to 6 dairies in Southwest Missouri to practice their dairy judging skills and oral reasons over a three day period.

Dairies that provided cattle include: Groves-Vu (Holstein & Brown Swiss), VanZyverden (Jersey), Dixon Dairy (Guernsey), College of the Ozarks (Holsteins), Still-Dreamn (Ayrshire), and Wrightvale (Holsteins).

Dixon Dairy
The Dixon family lead a class of Guernseys for judging

Katie Dixon
Katie Dixon explains the class being judged.

Jessica Dixon provided some Ayrshire classes for the group to judge.

College of the Ozarks
The College provided several classes and also provided supper! Thank you!

A great group that traveled and learned for 3 days.

Wrightvale in Verona provided four classes of Holsteins and lunch on the final day.


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Above is a summary of regional show dates for summer to help everyone plan. If you have a show in your area that is open to out of county participants please share the information and dates so we can add them to this section. Let's help everyone get involved this year! Email: jwright@missourihosltein.com with your information.

Jr. All-Missouri Points - District & State Shows 2021

There are now only two shows that constitute the winners of the Junior All-Missouri Awards: District Show and State Fair. 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 July 15 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.

We have WINNERS!

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Be sure to check out the upcoming Pulsator to view the winners of the innaugural photo contest. Thank you to everyone who entered and to our judge. Be on the lookout NOW for those great pics that you can submit next year!



The transfer deadline for qualification to show in the youth show at the MISSOURI STATE FAIR and for OZARK EMPIRE FAIR is June 1.


  1. Holstein Association USA extended the Junior transfer “received by” deadline to July 15 for both heifers and cows in 2020. This new deadline for juniors will remain in place for the 2021 show season and beyond. To be eligible to participate in sanctioned Junior Holstein Shows, the July 15 deadline must be met.

    A transfer deadline of July 15 aligns more closely with most of the other dairy breed associations. The extended deadline also allows Juniors an extra month and a half to purchase their show calves, providing additional marketing opportunities.

    This is a "received by" deadline — any ownership transfer not received by the Holstein Association USA office on or before July 15 will not be eligible for Junior Holstein Shows. Adding or dropping any owner after the deadline will disqualify an animal for Junior recognition. If there is a question as to whether a Junior ownership transfer has been completed, be sure to contact the Holstein Association USA customer service or visit www.holsteinusa.com to check the ownership status and ensure the transfer was received before the deadline.

  2. Junior All-Missouri Awards
    Junior members will receive points at the Missouri State Fair (open show) and their respective district shows (or substitute show). As long as animals are transfered (received by date listed on paper) by the July 15 deadline and a paid Missouri Junior member by June 1 then they will qualify for those awards in 2021.



Aug 2 - 7 Ozark Empire Fair

August 17-22 2021 MO State Fair & Futurity Show

August 20 West Central and Southwest District Shows at Missouri State Fair, Sedalia

August 20 Ad Deadline Pulsator Magazine

August 21 2021 MO State Dairy Judging Contest

September 6 World Dairy Expo Entries Due

September 16 World Dairy Expo Entries Late Entry Deadline




2020 Junior Officer Team:
Secretary - Lila Wantland; President: Blake Wright; Vice President - Whitney Yerina; Reporters - Molly Melzer, Sammi Justice, and Sophia Geppert

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

Whitney Yerina, Vice President
15823 Merchant Dr, Phillipsburg, MO 65722

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

Sammi Justice, SW Reporter
1294 Schupbach Rd, Clever, MO 65631
(417) 880-0165

Molly Melzer, WC Reporter
22215 S. Jefferson Pkwy, Harrisonville, MO 64701
(816) 289-3589

Sophia Geppert, NE Reporter
4728 Co Rd 240, Kingdom City, MO 65262
(573) 814-3148

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

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


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. 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 shannonkleiboeker@hotmail.com
My home address is:
17077 Lawrence 1030, Wentworth, Missouri 64873.
Shannon Kleiboeker 417-737-2876
State Junior Holstein Chairman


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