Southern National Holstein Show
April 2019


Sophie Geppert shows her winter calf purchased
in the sale: Ms Apple-Ptrs Adair-ET

Sophie helping by handing out ice cream.

Lora Wright showing in the jr show

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


National Convention Teams and Competitions

Juniors attending National Convention and their competition categories:

Junior Dairy Bowl Team: Roper Voskamp, Sophie Geppert, Colton Kleiboeker, and Ada Bluel.

National DJM Semi-Finalist: Lora Wright

National Holstein Women's Scholarship Finalist: Lora Wright

Public Speaking Participants: Blake Wright, Sophie Geppert, and Roper Voskamp

Banner Contest: Colton Kleiboeker

Digital Scrapbook: Lora Wright

Dairy Jeopardy: Blake Wright, Amanda Brooks

Folding Display: Molly Melzer

National Convention 2019 will be in Wisconsin from June 24 - 27, 2019. Katie Wantland and Shannon Kleiboeker will be accompanying our juniors.

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Special Thank you to our generous donor!

Calf will be raffled at the Missouri State Fair!! Check back for details and calf pedigree


National Holstein DJM Semifinalists

Lora Wright - Missouri
12 National Semifinalists to compete in June for 6 Finalists

he Distinguished Junior Member award recognizes 17-21 year olds who have excelled in preparing for their life's work, while contributing to their local and state Holstein activities.

Established in 1922, this contest is the longest running Holstein youth program, and is the highest honor that can be given to a Junior Holstein member.

Holstein Association USA has updated the eligibility rules which will take affect for the 2017 competition. There is no limit to the number of applications each state can send. Contestants prepare entry books summarizing their Junior Holstein activities and provide their views on current industry topics.

Twelve semifinalists are chosen to attend the National Holstein Convention, where six Distinguished Junior Member finalists are selected. The top six DJMs receive an annual renewed adult membership with the Holstein Association USA, Inc.


June 21 - 23, 2019

We invite dairy youth ages 5-19 to participate in an all-breed dairy show!
June 21-23, Bentonville, AR

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


4H Dairy Judging Camp -
Save the Date: July 16 - 18, 2019

I wanted to be sure all of you were the first to know about dairy judging camp. The dates this year are July 16 - 18. Our group is limited to the first 20 registrants, so watch here for registration information. If you have further questions please don't hesitate to contact me! Karla Deaver, Youth Extension Specialist




May 11 Fair Grove Fair

May 26 Ash Grove Fair

May 22 - 24 MO Dairy Cow Camp, Freistatt

June 13-14 Wright County Fair, Grovespring

June 17 Ozark Empire Fair Entry deadline

June 21 - 23 4-State Dairy Days, Bentonville

June 24 - 27 National Holstein Convention, Wisconsin

July 1 MO State Fair Entry Deadline

July 12 MO Holstein Field Day, Osborn, MO

July 16-18 Dairy Judging Camp

July 25 - 28 Ozark Empire Fair

August 13-18 2019 MO State Fair & Futurity Show

August 17 2019 MO State Dairy Judging Contest



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

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

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

Adeline Dickerson, NW Reporter
23737 Hwy HH, Unionville, MO 63565
(660) 748-5366

Roper Voskamp, SW Reporter
15658 Lawrence 1100, Mt. Vernon, MO 65712
(417) 235-4716

Amanda Brooks, SC Reporter
8613 Gourley Rd., Mt. Grove, MO 65711
(417) 259-3634

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

Sophia Geppert, 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. 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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