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2015 Young Breeder Award

Lance & Jonna Schutte
Jo-Lane Farm

The Schutte family milks 120 cows comprised of 100 Holsteins, 23 Brown Swiss, and 6 Ayrshires on 2 Lely Robotic milkers.
Additionally, they farm approximately 300 acres consisting of corn for grain and silage, and alfalfa for hay.  Calves are housed in groups and fed using a GEA automatic calf feeder

Lance and Jonna married in May of 2006.  They have 3 children now:  Blake -born in 2008, Briella -born in 2011, and Breklyn -Born in 2013. 

Top Bred Cows:
Jo-Lane Dragon Vianca ET (+9782 milk over herdmates)
Jo-Lane Brookings Vinette (VG85 as a 2 year old; AI interest)
Onword Vance Judiana (+11200 milk over herdmates; High Brown Swiss Cow for Milk
Onword Denver Juliana OCS (+10254 milk over herdmates)

Top Heifers:
Jo-Lane Cadence Hilary ET—#8 on the December 2014 PPR list
Jo-Lane Vitalis Maple--#34 on the December 2014 PPR list

Bulls currently at stud:
Jo-Lane Frosty ET (Genex)
Jo-Lane Pepper Mooner ET (Accelerated Genetics)
Jo-Lane Cadence Levi (Select Sires)
Jo-Lane Cartel Hijack ET (Select Sires)

Foundation Cows:
Olsons Mayhams Vigor Maybe ET (E91/92MS)
Cutting Edge V Hiphi ET (VG89/91MS)
Telleen Percy Lydia (2E90)
Onword Denver Vinegarette (3E91)

Leadership Roles

Secretary/Treasurer, Iowa Brown Swiss Association (2007-Present)
Sunday School Teacher, St. Paul Lutheran Church (2015-Present)
Board Member, Midwest Dairy Association Iowa Division (2014-Present)
Royalty Co-Chair, Clayton County Dairy Promotion (2014-Present)
Leader, Monona Junior Feeders Clover Kid 4-H Club (2014-Present)
Member & Blogger, Midwest Dairy Association Dairy Farm Mom Network (2009-Present)
Secretary/Treasurer, Clayton County Holstein Breeders Association (2007-2009)

Board Member, Iowa Holstein Association (2014-Present)
Coach, MFL Mar Mac T-Ball League (2013-Present)
Board Member, Clayton County Dairy Promotion (2014-Present)
Board Member, District 1 Holstein Association (2010-2013)
Board Member, Big 4 DHI Testing Association (2002-2009)
Board Member, GenexCooperative (2004-2006)

Lance & Jonna:
Committee Members, Iowa State Holstein Sale (2008-2010, 2014-Present)
Advisors, Clayton County Junior Holstein Association (2015)

Future Goals
Continued improvement of farm and cattle
Continue developing cow families and mating for genetically superior cattle
Becoming more involved in the show ring as the kids get older