Cow Camp is FULL
Missouri 4-H Dairy Cow Camp Dates

Dairy Cow Camp Prepares Future Dairy Leaders

May 22-24, 2024
Lawrence County Fairgrounds, Freistatt, MO
Enter Early: MAX 40 CAMPERS!



Conjunction with Missouri Dairy Cow Camp
May 22-24, 2024 - Freistatt, MO

Be sure to watch website and FB page for sale updates.

Sale Facebook Page: @MissouriHeiferTagSale
Click here to go to sale Facebook page.
Be sure to FOLLOW page for all updates!


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CLICK here to open/download SALE CATALOG

Photos and Videos of Consignments will
be posted here and on Facebook prior to the sale!


• Cow Camp will be held May 22-24, Freistatt, MO.
• Missouri Holstein Association is sponsoring a tag-sale of the heifers that are used during the cow camp to be available to both youth and adults. Animals will be transferred by the June 1st youth deadline.
• Consignors:
- Accepting all breeds of show age heifers. Generally March 2024, December 2023 and September 2023 age calves.
- Commission is 10% and sponsored by Missouri Holstein Association.
- Consignor responsible for transportation of consignment to Freistatt and return home if not sold. Animal must be green broke upon arrival. Consignment will be clipped and worked with during the 3-day Cow Camp by attendees.
- $100 non-refundable consignment fee due upon commitment. If animal is sold the consignment fee is credited towards sale commission. Consignor sets starting tag price.
• In addition to the normal 3 day cow camp, the committee is scheduling an All-Breeds Youth Heifer show that will be on Saturday, May 25. Youth interested in participating in the show only will be able to bring their livestock at the completion of Dairy Cow Camp on May 24.
• Tag sale will run the length of cow camp and conclude Friday evening, May 24.
• All heifers purchased during the sale will automatically be entered into the All-Breeds youth show.
• Semen and fun auction will also be held in conjunction with event.
• Advertising will be in the Pulsator Magazine - March issue. Additional sale advertising through Facebook page: MissouriHeiferTagSale, email and Dairy Agenda Today.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to purchase high quality cattle for the 2024 Show Season!

To Bid contact Sale Staff:
If you are interested in placing a bid, contact sale members below.
Larry Wright 417-300-4835
Ryan Bilyeu 417-838-1093
Nelson Hostetler 417-327-7001
Jason Ewing, Holstein USA 417-459-9507

If you would like to receive a catalog by mail simply email me at
MO State Sale Catalog or phone/text name and address to 417-840-3203.

Entries Due May 15

May 25, 2024, Freistatt, MO;
Judge: Lucas Clanton, Illinois

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FOURTH YEAR: The Missouri Cow Camp committee is again hosting an All-Breeds Youth Heifer Show on Saturday, May 25 at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds in Freistatt, MO.

*In-state and out-of-state residents exhibitors welcome
*Heifer show only
*Entry Deadline May 15
*Jackpot show with prize money
*All breeds will show together in class
*Any heifer purchased in the heifer sale on Friday, May 24
          will automatically be entered in show

See schedule below, complete list of rules and entry forms. For more information contact Karla Deaver, 417-466-3102

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 24
2:30 pm Cattle May Arrive at Grounds
7:00 pm Tri-Tip meal and Ice Cream - Tickets on Entry form: $12 / person and $8 - 8 & under. Or purchase that evening.
8:00 pm Missouri Holstein Semen/Fun Auction
8:30 pm MO Holstein Tag Sale Closes.

Saturday, May 25
7:00 am All cattle must be in place
10:00 am Heifer show begins with Spring Calves, Showmanship, Awards

10:00 - 1 JUNIOR FOOD BOOTH: See below

May 24 & 25, 2024, Freistatt, MO

Mark your calendar to come and help with the concession stand. Juniors will be selling Lunch during the show on Saturday, May 25.

We are needing a few Jrs and parents to run the booth. We are needing some donations to get the food for the show. Please send money to Bailey via mail, Paypal or Venmo. Paypal:@Bailey-Keltner or Venmo: @BaileyKeltner

ITEMS NEEDED! Text Bailey your donation 417-399-3098
-Help to serve during the day
-Hot dogs - 5 packages
-Hot dog buns - 5 packages
-Taco Meat: 3-4 Crockpots - **DONATED**
-The small individual bags of Dorito's - need 70 bags
-10 lbs of shredded cheddar cheese
-3 containers of mild salsa
-4- 5 squeezable containers of sour cream
-2 mixed bags of chips (small individuals bags)

Any donations of cans of pop or bottled water
Any donations of cookies or brownies prepackaged in zip lock bags.

We need the hot dogs and hamburger meat by 7 o'clock Friday, May 24th to Bailey Keltner, who will be at the fairgrounds. All other items need to be to the fairgrounds by 8:30 am on Saturday, May 25th.

Auction will take place Friday evening during meal and sale.

Click below to print Rules and Entry Information.

Show Information, Rules, Schedule and Heath Requirements
Heifer Show Entry Form


Juniors Attending Convention

Salt Lake City - Here comes Missouri...

Wow, we have a great group of youth and adults gearing up to attend and compete at this year's National Holstein Convention. See our lineup and they would love the encouragement and support from our adults!

Junior Dairy Bowl Team: Monique Turner, Faith Ling, Lexi Angelo, and Brantley Keltner
Digital Scrapbook: Cason Wilson
Dairy Jeopardy Contest: Cason Wilson
State Banner: Kimber Wilson
Folding Display Contest: Sophia Geppert, and Amanda Brooks
Cream of the Crop Award: Kelby Schoen Junior Advisor: Bailey Keltner

National Convention 2024 will be in Salt Lake City, UT from June 24-27, 2024. If you have any questions let Bailey know. See you there!!


REMINDER before Show Season: Missouri junior members are awarded their own Junior and Reserve Junior All-Missouri awards for the 2024 show season. These are awarded in January at the state convention. Here is a quick reminder of the rules for receiving awards.

1. All animals (cows and heifers) will be owned and transferred into junior owner name before July 1st 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. We ask that you notify the Junior Advisor before the show if a junior other than the owner will be leading the animal.
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.
       a. 4-H –18 as of January 1 of year showing.
       b. FFA—4 national conventions after graduation
       c. Holstein Junior member only—21 as of January 1 of year showing
8. Results from OPEN SHOW class will be used at the Missouri State Show to be held at the Missouri State Fair in 2024.
Reminder. Placings are NOT taken from the youth/4-H/FFA show.


Missouri Junior Holstein Memorial Calf Essay
And the Winner Is......

David Melzer, Harrisonville

Thanks to the generous donations from the Dick Little Memorial - along with other memorial donations from Ed & SueAnn Steele, Tim Ewing, Dick Veraguth, and Robert Lowe. The committee is offering a $1000 scholarship to David Melzer, Harrisonville, MO to purchase a calf in the Missouri Heifer Tag Sale. The “Dick Little Grant” is to be used towards the purchase of a Holstein dairy heifer in the Missouri State Heifer Sale. The grant will be in the amount of $1000. David was selected by a panel of out of state judges based on his application and essay. Watch the Summer Pulsator for excerpts of David's winning essay.

Please contact Bailey Keltner for information on how to apply in 2025. Watch the website for details. Applications are due in April.

Adults and Youth
ENTRIES DUE: August 1, 2024

IT'S A CONTEST: The Pulsator magazine is sponsoring our Photo Contest again. So dust off those cameras or go back in your files and submit your best!

*Three Divisions: 12 & under; 13-18 & Over 18
*Entry Deadline August 1 (No late entries)
*Photos must show some aspect of dairy production including but not limited to: livestock, products, landscape and individuals.
*Photos must have been taken in MO Since 1/1/23 by the person submitting the image. Limit 3/person.

For complete entry and rule information see image above.
For more information or to submit contact Jenna Wilson, 417-459-8794


Judging Team - Seeking Sponsorships

2nd Place Overall - Missouri
Coach Karla Deaver, Molly Archer, Libby Shaver, Case Melzer,
Logan Archer, Coach Ted Probert.

The State 4-H Dairy Judging Program has once again landed at the top and qualified for a chance to dairy judge in Europe in 2024! The team will be doing fundraisers in the next few months. So, be sure to keep an eye out on how you can support them.

OR you can contact Karla Deaver or Ted Probert, Extension Specialists and make a donation directly to the team and this experience. Remember, your gifts are ALWAYS tax deductable. We encourage everyone to help continue this legacy as we promote the dairy industry and lifelong skills learned by all of the participants!

Karla Deaver, Youth Extension Specialist, 417.466.3102,
Ted Probert, 417.718.1818,



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Chloe Collins, MU Extension Field Specialist in Dairy, will be leading an interest meeting on March 25th at 6PM (in-person in Wright County or via Zoom) about the potential for a dairy quiz bowl opportunity. Interested youth/families can rsvp for this interest meeting at: or by using the QR Code on the attached image.

For more information contact Chloe Collins 417-349-4134

Scholarships to Support Agriculture’s Future
A Comprehensive list by Hoard's Dairyman

Are you college bound next fall? Planning to attend graduate school to continue your education? Applying for scholarships to assist in funding your efforts can be well worth the time put into filling out the applications.

1. Where to find dairy scholarships?
The Hoard’s Dairyman list of scholarships is where I looked when I was a senior in high school. Also, check out your school or college’s department for scholarships the school gives out or knows of. The National Dairy Shrine awards scholarships for different career interests and for students entering college, in their undergraduate education, or in graduate school as well.

2. Pay attention to eligibility.
Most scholarships have specific guidelines on who can apply for them. This may include year in school, major, career interests, or an affiliation with a club or organization. Contact the scholarship coordinator if you are unsure if you are eligible.

3. Apply multiple times.
If you are not awarded a scholarship after applying, it won’t hurt to submit your application again next year! A few scholarships are renewable, so you might have to resubmit your transcripts or letter of recommendations to get the scholarship again.
By: Elise Regusci

Scholarships are a great way to pay for college. In the table below is a listing of scholarships available to youth majoring agriculture or with a dairy background.

To view a list of college scholarships click this link


Holstein Foundation Launched Career Resources

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., July 24, 2019 – The Holstein Foundation launched career resources designed to provide basic knowledge in a wide range of careers relating to the dairy industry. They are ideal for use by all ages, from junior dairy project members or leaders seeking reference materials.

The mission of the career resources is to help youth find a dairy-related career path that suits them best.

“We set out to help youth understand the wide variety of career opportunities in the dairy industry,” says Holstein Foundation Programs Manager Jodi Hoynoski. “We plan to expand these resources in the future to help them get the job they want too.”

Currently, 10 careers are outlined to fit a wide variety of interests. The Holstein Foundation will continue to expand the careers profiles offered and provide more resources on things like resumes and interviews.

All career descriptions can be downloaded free of charge from the website in a PDF format. With questions, contact Kelli Dunklee at 800.952.5200, ext. 4124, or Visit to download online for free.



May 15 MO All-Breeds Heifer Show Entries Due
Show Information, Rules, Schedule and Heath Requirements
Heifer Show Entry Form

May 20 Summer Pulsator Deadline

May 22-24 MO Dairy Cow Camp, Freistatt

May 22-24 Missouri Heifer Tag Sale, Freistatt

May 24-25 Juniors hosting silent auction & Concessions, Freistatt

May 25 Missouri All-Breeds Youth Show, Freistatt

June 24-27 National Holstein Convention, Salt Lake City

July 1 Youth Transfer deadline for State Fair

Aug 1 Pulsator Photo Contest Deadline




2024 Junior Officer Team:
Secretary - Sammi Justice, President - Case Melzer
Reporters - Molly Melzer, Adeline Dickerson and Kason Wilson

Missouri Junior Holstein Association Officers
Case Melzer, President
22215 S. Jefferson Pkwy, Harrisonville, MO 64701

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

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

Brantley Keltner, Southern Reporter
2981 State Route P, Willow Springs, MO 65793
(417) 399-3098

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

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

Kason Wilson, Historian/Digital Scrapbook
4604 Lawrence 1040, Miller, MO 65707
(417) 459-8794

Bailey Keltner, State Advisor
2981 State Route P, Willow Springs, MO 65793
(417) 399-3098


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 have All-Missouri awarded at the Missouri State show. This is the Open Show at Missouri State Fair.
  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 Pulsator subscription for $30. 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:
2981 State Route P, Willow Springs, MO 65793.
Bailey Keltner 417-399-3098
State Junior Holstein Chairman


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