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Indianhead Holsteins to Disperse on April 7
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 04/03/2017

One of Wisconsin's most well-known registered Holstein herds will be sold at public auction this week. Indianhead Holsteins, owned by Bob and Karyn Schauf of Barron, will be dispersed on April 7.

The Schaufs have been farming on the property they purchased from Karyn's grandmother since the early 1980s; and also took over her late-grandfather's shavings business.

Throughout the years, the Schauf's herd bred and showed purebred cattle and exported embryos to 17 different nations. The couple earned the state's Outstanding Young Farmer Award in 1986 and the U.S. Jaycees National Outstanding Farmer Award in 1987. Their business won the Wisconsin Export Award in 2008, and was the recipient of Holstein Association USA's 2009 Elite Breeder Award.

The farm earned worldwide fame for its cow 'Stookey Elm Park Blackrose,' which scored Excellent-96. Blackrose is also known as the first cow ever to be cloned.

"As Karyn and I disperse this herd of cows, we close a fantastic chapter of a huge part of our lives," Bob Schauf said. "We cannot adequately express our gratitude for the many wonderful experiences and friendships we have shared throughout the country and around the world. It has been a privilege to be involved in such an exciting and gratifying industry."

Karyn served as president of the Barron County Farm Bureau, and has been involved in many other organizations. She is a former Alice in Dairyland and was named World Dairy Expo's Dairy Woman of the Year in 2013. Bob has also earned many honors from the state and national Holstein Associations throughout his three-decade career in the industry. And their cattle won numerous top placings at district and state Holsteins shows, as well as World Dairy Expo.

The dispersal of the Indianhead herd begins at 11:00 a.m. on Friday and will be conducted by Courtney Sales LLC.

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