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ALBERTA

HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION

2018 annual report


AHA Annual General Meeting

February 15th, 2019- Coast Hotel and Convention Centre- Lethbridge, AB

2019 AGENDA 1.

Welcome

2.

Introduction of Guests

3.

Review of Agenda

4.

Minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting

5.

Business arising from minutes

6.

Consideration of resolutions

7.

Address of President – Willem Vander Linde

8.

Secretary Treasurer Report

9.

a.

2018 Financial Statements – Benita Hummel

b.

2019 Budget – Willem Vander Linde

Nominations of Directors a.

The term of the following directors is expired: Bob Reck

Milk Break 10. Nominations for Directors continued 11. Holstein Canada/National Director Report – Orville Schmidt 12. Holstein Canada – Ann-Louise Carson 13. Alberta Milk – Tom Kootstra 14. CanWest DHI – Neil Petrny 15. Field Service Report – Morgan Sangster, Holstein Canada 16. Advertising and Marketing Report – Joop Garretsen 17. Social Media Director Report – Amanda Hehli 18. Show and Judging Report – Joe Folkerts 19. Youth Report – Andrew Wildeboer 20. Awards Report – Lee Simanton 21. Alberta Holstein Association picnic at Alberta Youth Dairy Show 22. Announce Directors at large 23. Motion to destroy voting ballots 24. Invitation to the 2020 Annual Meeting – NAHC 25. New Business to be followed up by Alberta Holstein 26. Adjournment

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT- Willem Vanderlinde

This year another breeder in Alberta got recognition for the great things he has done. Don Chalack won the Curtis Clark award that stands for a great breeder, showman, marketer, judge, volunteer and industry leader. I would like to thank our staff Benita Hummel and Amanda Hehli for doing a great job and all our directors for there time and commitment. This can only happen with the support of our members and direction given by the committees of the branch.

My first year as president has been a good one! In mid-January I went to all 5 of our club AGM’s. It was nice to meet everyone and see how the clubs are doing. The Alberta Holstein Association has board members from each club and in 2018 we welcomed Clarence Slingerland as a new director. This year we will be looking for a new director at large as Bob Reck’s term is done. We would like to thank Bob for his time and commitment. We also would like to say a big thank you to Orville Schmidt for his time, commitment and everything he did as the Alberta rep on Holstein Canada. Some of the events for Alberta Holstein this past year were the AGM in Olds hosted by the Southern Alberta Holstein Club. That evening we recognized our Breeder of the Year, President’s Club Cow, scholarship winners and the Marj Atkins Achievement Award winners.

Committees: Advertising & Marketing.....Joop Garretsen Calendar Directory Website Social Media Field Service......................Andrew Wildeboer Field Service Business Partner visits proAction Initiative Judging & Shows................Joe Folkerts Tier I & II Judging Schools Youth Events......................Sue Crest Scholarships Young Leader Program WCC 4-H Events Awards...............................Lee Simanton Breeder of the Year President’s Club Cow Marj Atkins Achievement Award

This year was the first time for the Alberta Provincial Youth Dairy Show held in Rimbey, it was a great event, thanks to all the organizers! The Alberta Holstein picnic was held in conjunction with the youth show and that evening we had a pig roast banquet and the Alberta youth were recognized as well as we presented the Marj Atkins award to Don and Carol Wright. Our field service representative Morgan Sangster started in 2018, thank you Morgan for all the great work you’re doing. We also have our Alberta Holstein online store in conjunction with Farmstead Ag Swag Solutions.

Willem Vanderlinde Phone/Fax: (403) 782-1516 Email- luckyhill97@gmail.com

It was great to meet and visit with everyone at all the shows, meetings and all other events. This last spring Joanne and I went to Quebec to the National Holstein convention in Quebec City. We celebrated with the Zimmer family their first Master Breeder shield. This year we hope to go again to the Holstein convention held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island from April 24-27. I invite you all to come and join us as we again celebrate another farm from Alberta getting their First Master Breeder shield, the Schrijver Family from Marsfield Dairy, Stettler.

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NATIONAL DIRECTOR REPORT- Orville Schmidt Much has changed in my 9 years as your director. From an organization that promoted our breed we have evolved to a service provider with programs to make our members more profitable. We have less members with more cows giving more milk than ever before. Large herds of over 500 cows and robotics have become the norm across Canada. Due to the advent of genomics and AI becoming the provider of their own genetics, the role of the farmer breeder has changed to profitable dairy producer with more focus on health and efficiency. With mergers in AI and our industry partners becoming more common each partner must focus on what they are good at. With constant pressure on our industry from the outside, our success will greatly depend on how all of our partners cooperate in the future.

As I write my last annual report as Alberta’s National Director many ideas are coming to mind. 2018 was indeed a year of major volatility on the National Holstein and dairy scene. The year began with unprecedented demand for milk, increases in quota, increased activity in the expansion mode and great demand for cattle, positive all around. Then came the NAFTA deal, increased skim off problems, reduction in quotas and no demand for cattle, putting a damper on the industry. Through all this Holstein Canada set a record for registration at over 300000, stayed at par with classification, completed the first round of proAction and signed a new deal with DFC to be proAction sole provider. We continued to work on IT programs and did it all on budget with no major fee increases. Holstein Canada however will and must continue to adapt.

Change is the norm so as long as we continue to evolve and provide good programs for our members and not let egos and personal agendas dictate our future, Holstein Canada and the Canadian dairy industry will weather the current storm and be stronger for it. The Canadian way of being accountable and safe whether it be food production or the production of genetics we will always be envied world wide so let it continue to be one of our goals. Thank you! See you on the road, Orville

HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION OF CANADA COMPARATIVE ACTIVITY STATEMENT December,2018

ACTIVITY

Monthly

Year-to-Date

December,2018

December,2018 Last Year 2017 Δ to Budget

Δ to Last Year

Last Year 2017

Δ to Budget

Δ to Last Year

290,000

294,249

5%

4%

37,041

39,540

39,497

-6%

-6%

-20%

17,837

18,510

18,233

-4%

-2%

-6%

-13%

9,774

9,822

10,028

0%

-3%

17,352

-11%

-13%

271,272

262,000

263,057

4%

3%

2,750

2,195

-9%

14%

36,275

42,444

29,950

-15%

21%

6,911

5,998

5,336

15%

30%

105,091

92,556

60,776

14%

73%

Herd Visits

498

814

761

-39%

-35%

9,066

11,000

10,260

-18%

-12%

Mid Round Visits

274

262

212

4%

29%

4,775

5,500

4,451

-13%

7%

0

0

1

0%

-100%

1

0

2

100%

-50%

94

131

65

-28%

45%

1,376

1,572

1,154

-12%

19%

279

254

220

10%

27%

4,175

3,428

2,432

22%

72%

Actual 2018

Budget 2018

23,371

22,533

23,320

4%

0%

305,143

Transfers - Total

2,008

2,879

2,074

-30%

-3%

Genomic Tests - Total

1,245

1,584

1,560

-21%

299

319

342

15,093

16,978

Animal Care Assessments - Charge

2,510

Animal Care Assessments - No Charge

Registrations - Total

Memberships - Total Classification - Animals

Special Visits Animal Care Visits - Charge Animal Care Visits - No Charge

Actual 2018

Budget 2018

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FIELD SERVICES REPORT- Andrew Wildeboer It’s been a busy year and it’s looking like 2019 will continue with this trend. We have been working towards getting all of the first round of Animal Assessments completed, and are nearly there! The second round assessments will bring a few changes forward with the scheduling process, however the rest of the process remains the same. We are hoping to be received better as producers have been through this process before, and have a better understanding of the Assessments.

The majority of the farm visits that I’ve had recently have been going over herd trends on web accounts, and discussing genomics. The use of genomics to try to steer the direction of the future of the herd is a hot topic! There are many producers that have started to use genomics to help them make more informed breeding decisions, or to help select herd bulls. We are still having issues with tag retention, however in the colder weather it doesn’t seem to be as rampant. We are working with Allflex to collect information on the tag loss, as well as to find a suitable solution to the issue.

We have some new exciting things coming down the pipeline from Holstein! We have introduced a new Traceability Module on our Web Accounts to make the process more seamless and efficient when doing animal transfers! Also, we have reduced the base animal price to $4, in hopes to engage non-member herds to get papers on their animals, which also includes the age verification for the proAction requirements! The classification re-write is well underway, with exciting changes to allow for more on farm data collection, which can be used to compile physical data and give back to the producers! The heifer classification project is also in progress, where the classifiers will classify heifers on farms to collect the data, and see the correlation from their traits as non-lactating heifers to when they freshen and are in the milking herd!

We are hoping to provide more of a one stop shop for producers, as we recognize the need for efficiency in our ever changing industry! Morgan Sangster Holstein Canada

We are also working with our industry partners to try to get the data exchange project up and going! This will allow us to harvest data from a variety of different farm management softwares, which will allow information to be exchanged easily, and hopefully eliminate the need for entering data multiple times! Compass is still under construction.

COMPARATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS - BY PROVINCE December,2018

PROVINCE

TOTAL MEMBERSHIPS (NEW) 2018 2017

TOTAL REGISTRATIONS 2018 2017

TOTAL TRANSFERS 2018 2017

GENOMIC TESTS 2018 2017

CLASSIFICATION 2018 2017

HERD VISITS 2018 2017

MID ROUNDS 2018 2017

Ontario

3,671

(75)

3,766

(120)

112,774

109,832

12,779

12,805

4,583

4,050

92,437

92,020

2,896

3,500

1,883

1,725

Quebec

4,379

(83)

4,523

(72)

107,050

102,365

17,947

17,549

8,636

9,241

110,110

110,812

4,436

5,474

2,099

1,809

New Brunswick

179

(6)

177

(4)

5,376

5,299

253

439

432

620

5,006

2,770

187

97

54

55

Nova Scotia

183

(2)

186

(2)

5,392

5,089

436

401

326

373

6,621

4,148

231

120

73

72

16

()

16

(0)

1,134

1,074

54

85

257

324

1,079

595

21

10

7

7

Prince Edward Island

168

(3)

173

(5)

4,867

4,586

709

1,183

136

228

5,163

3,112

179

96

54

56

Manitoba

229

(3)

236

(5)

11,885

11,781

846

1,271

460

530

8,756

8,219

262

142

81

167

Saskatchewan

122

(3)

122

(3)

6,906

6,781

756

1,222

460

638

5,710

4,587

124

64

45

97

Alberta

441

(10)

441

(11)

26,354

24,877

1,595

2,399

1,206

713

19,328

16,800

490

255

152

303

British Columbia

383

(7)

386

(7)

23,388

22,564

1,343

1,754

1,341

1,515

17,062

19,994

240

502

327

160

2

(0)

17

1

323

389

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

305,143

294,249

37,041

39,497

17,837

18,233

271,272

263,057

9,066

10,260

4,775

4,451

Newfoundland

Foreign

3 TOTALS:

9,774

10,028

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ADVERTISING & MARKETING REPORT- Joop Garretsen

Alberta Holstein had a busy year for advertising. We made a new calendar and a new directory, which will be available at the AGM! Our biggest undertaking was updating the Breeder Directory, thanks to all those that sent in their updated information. We have done our best to make the directory as accurate as possible. Our booth was at various locations from dairy seminars, shows and AGM’s including The Western Canadian Dairy Seminar, Alberta Dairy Congress, Alberta Milk AGM and Westerner Dairy Showcase. The booth will continue to be present at industry events throughout the coming year. In our booth you will also find items available from the online store including adult and youth clothing, travel mugs, toques, hats and much more. Linsey Whalen (linsey@agritisingsolutions. com) is the Alberta Holstein Store contact. The website had over 10,000 page views with 3500 unique visitors, a 20% increase in traffic since last year, which is great to see! Facebook continues to be a great way to share information with our members and our page has 1815 followers who are keeping up to date with Alberta Holstein happenings. Thanks to the clubs for keeping their pages up to date with events and results! There was lots of interest in advertising this year, calendar, directory, newsletter, website and social media. Thank you to the industry members that continue to support Alberta Holstein through advertising! For more details on advertising options, visit the website www.albertaholstein.ca under the News & Media tab, or contact Amanda Hehli (amandahehli@hotmail.ca).

2019

BREEDER DIRECTORY

Thanks to Amanda for all the hard work on advertising and social media.

PHOTO: ELLA WRIGHT

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JUDGING AND SHOW REPORT- Joe Folkerts What an amazing show season we had this year again. Things started off with a few of our breeders making the trek to BC for their spring show. Intermediate Champ went to Mosnang Deman Chedder of Mosnang Holsteins and HM Senior champ was Wendon Destry Rainy of Wendon Holsteins. Our first show on home soil was in April in Calgary for the Dairy Classic. Kevin McGriskin selected Mosnang Solomon Liquify of Mosnang Holsteins as his Jr Champ. Mosnang Deman Chedder took home Int Champ as well as Res Grand Champ for Mosnang Holsteins. Wendon Goldwyn Raina took home Grand Champion for Wendon Holsteins. Green Acres Holstein club held their show in May. Lee Morey selected Ostara Control 854 of Ostara Holsteins as his Jr Champ. Grand Champ honour went to Thornspyc Airlift Tatjana of Thornspyc Dairy. The Alberta Dairy Congress welcomed Judge Eduardo Garcia of Mexico to place both our R&W and B&W classes in June. Kozak Debbies Red Diva of Kozak Holsteins was Jr Champ of the R&W and Mosnang Solomon Liquify of Mosnang Holsteins was Jr Champ of the B&W. Res Int Champ R&W as well as HM Grand went to Corlane Ladd Red Jewel of Corlane Holsteins and Skycrest Daddy Long Legs of Skycrest Holsteins was the B&W Int Champion and Res Grand Champion. Lacross Talent Dahlia was Res Grand Champ of the R&W for Chubanna Holsteins. Grand Champion of the B&W went to Mosnang Saloon Liquor of Mosnang Holsteins.

Calgary Stampede Dairy Classic

Alberta Dairy Congress also held our Annual Tier II Judging School. The top 5 judges were Joe Folkerts, Mike Flaman, Carson Klugkist, Andrew Wildeboer, and Ethan Neinhuis. Thanks to all who came out for this event, especially our Official Dan Donor. Erik Klugkist Judged the NAHC show in July. He selected Kozak Debbies Red Diva of Kozak Holsteins as his Jr Champion. Grand Champion honour went to New Mars Dairy with New Mars Mccutchen Lana. CAHC Mid-Summer Classic was judged by Jamie Donohoe. Jr Champion was Marsfield Solomon Raven for Marsfield Holstiens. Res Jr Champ went to Mosnang Holsteins with Mosnang Callen Crush Zone. Finishing off our show season in Alberta was the Westerner Dairy Showcase held In Red Deer in October and Judged by Carl Phoenix. HM Jr Champ went to Mosnang Holsteins & Kenbert Acres with Marsfield Solomon Raven. Int Champ as well as HM Grand Champ went to Skycrest Holsteins with Skycrest Atwood Diamond. Grand Champion went to Wendon Goldwyn Diode of Wendon Holsteins. Congratulations to all the Breeders and Exhibitors that made all our shows in Alberta a success and we will see you on the road in 2019.

Alberta Dairy Congress B&W

Green Acres Holstein Show

Mid- Summer Classic

Westerner Dairy Showcase B&W

Alberta Dairy Congress R&W

Millet Show

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JUDGING AND SHOW REPORT- Joe Folkerts OFFICIAL Atkins, Gordon Bienert, Dale Chalack, David Chalack, Don Hehli, Markus Hofstra, Tom Klugkist, Erik Whalen, Linsey Schmidt, Orville Simanton, Lee

Calgary Sherwood Park Calgary Red Deer County Rimbey Leduc Red Deer County Millet Leduc Ponoka

403-247-3645 780-922-2433 403-585-2455 403-227-2142 403-783-0442 780-941-2485 403-877-3167 780-387-7406 780-970-8186 403-704-6695

bienertholsteins@hotmail.com dchalack@altagenetics.com wendon@telusplanet.net mhehli@hotmail.com ecbeemer@gmail.com lchalack@hotmail.com southrisegen@yahoo.ca lisalee.s@hotmail.com

ASPIRING Crest, Chad Folkerts, Joe Morey, Lee Rietveld, Jason

Athabasca Sherwood Park Rochester Fort Saskatchewan

780-689-9576 403-505-1604 780-206-5164 780-915-5914

chad.crest@gmail.com joeandjanellefolkerts@hotmail.com morey.unique@gmail.com rietben@albertacom.com

Best Bred & Owned Awards Calgary Stampede Dairy Classic Senior 2- Wendon Golddust Dividend- Wendon Holsteins Junior 3- Skycrest Daddy Long Legs- Skycrest Holsteins Senior 3- Mosnang Deman Cheddar- Mosnang Holsteins 4 Year Old- Wendon GChip Dottie- Wendon Holsteins 5 Year Old- Wendon Goldwyn Raina- Wendon Holsteins Green Acres Holstein Show Junior 2- Polbutte Avalanche Peyton- Vandenpol Dairy Junior 3- Marylander Atwood Indi- Marylander Holsteins Senior 3- Polbutte Delta Pepsi- Vandenpol Dairy 4 Year Old- Thornspyc Airlift Tatjana- Thornspyc Dairy 5 Year Old-Diamondpark Winbrook Favrit- Diamond Park Dairy Mature Cow- Polbutte Beau Elaine- Vandenpol Dairy

Calgary Dairy Classic B&O Champions Wendon Goldwyn Raina Mosnang Deman Cheddar

Green Acres Holstein Show 5 Yr B&O Diamondpark Winbrook Favrit

Alberta Dairy Congress Jr 2 B&O Sledgestar Lotus Angelica

Westerner Dairy Showcase Champion B&O Wendon Goldwyn Diode

Alberta Dairy Congress Junior 2- Sledgestar Lotus Angelica- Rietveld Dairies Senior 2- Corlane Gold Chip Lemon- Corlane Holsteins Junior 3- Skycrest Daddy Long Legs- Skycrest Holsteins Senior 3- Rietben Slapshot Barbara- Rietveld Dairies 4 Year Old- Mosnang Brokaw Moonlight- Mosnang Holsteins 5 Year Old- Mosnang Saloon Liquor- Mosnang Holsteins Westerner Dairy Showcase Milking Yearling- Skycrest Dempsey Nimrod- Skycrest Holsteins Junior 2- Mosnang V Hero Waterfall- Mosnang Holsteins Senior 2- Skycrest Atwood Diamond- Skycrest Holsteins Junior 3- Mosnang Corey Eclipse- Mosnang Holsteins Senior 3- Mosnang Deman Cheddar- Mosnang Holsteins 4 Year Old- Wendon GChip Dottie- Wendon Holsteins 5 Year Old- Mosnang Saloon Liquor- Mosnang Holsteins Mature Cow- Zimmer Krusader Ava- Zimmer, Benbie, Robella Holsteins Production Cow- Wendon Goldwyn Diode- Wendon Holstein

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YOUTH REPORT- Sue Crest Alberta Branch and its youth have had another great year. It seems every year the branch is supporting the youth more and more and what great results are coming from this! Starting out in April the Branch sponsored 3 young leaders to participant in the Young Leaders Program at the National Holstein Convention in Quebec. Jan Slomp, Andrew Hickey and Lee Morey represented Alberta at the conference where they took part in tours, sessions, sale, show and of course the Master Breeder Gala.

After 71 years of our Provincial 4-H Dairy Show, 4-H Alberta has CANCELLED our show due to funding. This was very sad news and disheartening to say the least as this is a very important show for our Dairy 4-H members. The thought of it just being cancelled was not acceptable, so a committee of leaders and parents have decided to embark on the planning/running of this show on their own through volunteers so that our kids can experience this event! With huge support from the Alberta Holstein Association we understand the value of this program and we partnered it with the Alberta Holstein Picnic. The show was held in Rimbey July 17-19. Following the same layout as before the clubs competed in clipping, judging, quiz, showmanship and conformation. Congratulations to: • • • • •

Niek Schrijver, Grand Champion Calf- New Mars Solomon Rihanna Champion Showman- Chelsea Van Rootselaar Junior Aggregate- Adyson Wildeboer Intermediate Aggregate- Gelsey Bikker Senior Aggregate- Maryje Bikker who also was named OVERALL AGGERGATE and was the recipient of the Scholarship Award

“I would like to first thank Holstein Canada for organizing the young leaders program and also to our club for giving me the chance to go on this trip.I enjoyed meeting the other young leaders of Canada and created these new friendships. My favourite day was the farm tours where we got to see a couple of farms. I really enjoyed seeing different types of farms that we dont have in Alberta,it is also interesting to see how they farm over there.” -Jan Slomp “The YL program was awesome. The AGM for me was the best part because of the debating on resolutions that came forward After the week there was a whole new network of people. As a group we got really close and these are connections for the future. In fact I have already used one to go look at a calf in Ontario. Exceptional program.” -Lee Morey The Alberta Holstein Branch is also proud to be a supporter of the Lakeland College Dairy Club. With our donation and money raised, the club goes on trips that give insight into how our industry works and different operations throughout the dairy industry. The first annual Youth Tour was a great success in 2017 so the branch decided to organize another trip in southern Alberta in May. Not sure if due to the spring/seeding conditions but with lack of numbers this trip was cancelled and we hope in 2019 another tour can be arranged. On the flip side Lee Simanton and his travel agent have gone ahead and organized a European Championship Holstein Show & Tour for April 6-16, 2019. They will be travelling to Belgium & the Netherlands taking in the show, & sightseeing tours. With small numbers booked we opened it up and now there is about 10 people going from Canada. I’m sure this is going to be a trip of a lifetime with great memories made. Thank you Lee Simanton for organizing this event.

The Branch also sponsors the 4-H clubs of Alberta by giving each club a Holstein Canada True Type model cow. Each club awards it to their Efficiency/Top 4-H member or to their Grand Champion. This year the awards went to: • Udderly Unique Club-Alice Hehli • Rollview 4H Dairy Club-Niek Schrijver • Moos on the Moove 4H Dairy Club-Jantiena Hoeve • Green Acres 4H Club- Aaron Van Steekelenberg

June brings us to Alberta Dairy Congress Judging School where the Branch organizes and runs this event. What a great opportunity for our four 4-H clubs to come and learn from our industry elders. Thank you Dan Doner from Ontario for officiating in this school. As well this year we had a showmanship clinic in which Dan and his daughter, Ava helped out with the kids and their calves.

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YOUTH REPORT- Sue Crest This summer the branch continued to sponsor Team Alberta consisting of 28 participants which headed off to Abbotsford, BC for the 34rd annual Western Canadian Classic. Over the years WCC has grown and now consists of 3 showmanship classes, 6 conformation classes, judging and pedigree competitions, best of three class, stall competition, clipping competition, Premier Province Competition and dairy science quiz which involves general dairy anatomy and nutrition questions. Highlights for team Alberta would be top senior clipper & senior overall judging -Lee Morey, winning 2 conformation classes, Emma VanDijk with Wendon Goldwyn Prim and Nicole Verhoef with Wendon Solomon Wander who went on to claim HM Grand Champion Calf. Congratulation also going out to Kristy Vandebrake for winning top Intermediate showmanship and being named HM Grand Champion Showman.

Finally fall brings us to awarding our scholarship winners and this year our winners are Emma Van Steekelenberg & Cayleigh Haagsma. Congratulations to our winners of $500 each! Also congratulations to Lars Iversen for being one of the 6 winners for the Holstein Canada Education Award of $1000.

Emma Van Steekelenberg

Finally, a huge congratulations to Lee Morey earning the right to represent western Canada at the European Young Breeder School on Team Canada who will be competing next Sept in Belgium. (Top overall senior aggregate from WCC earns this spot).

“I am currently a Junior Breeder with Holstein Canada and am proud to co-own Quintus Jacoby Jodi 635, a previous 4-H project, and her daughter, Quintus Control Joelle 703, with my dad. Eventually, I plan to buy more cattle under the Willowsedge prefix. I have dreamed of owning and working on our farm since I was very young. I have a passion for cattle and farming.” Cayliegh Haagsma

“Dairy farming is an amazing experience even though there are some struggles. As a daughter of a producer we strive to make efficient use of inputs, maintain the highest standard of cow health and comfort, practice excellent land stewardship and produce high quality milk for the Canadian consumer. We value rural life and are committed to keeping our rural community vital.”

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AWARDS- Lee Simanton The 2018 year was a very busy and successful year for Alberta members. There were many highlights from the past twelve months. Seeing The Zimmer family awarded the Master breeder shield was a great accomplishment and made fellow Alberta breeders proud. As the Canadian dairy cow progresses, it is great to see new awards brought to the table on a national level. Again, Alberta was represented very well on a national level at the Royal Winter Fair with Wendon Holsteins being awarded the Breeder of Distinction at the Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic and Don Chalack winning the Curtis Clark award.

2018 Branch awards: Presidents Club Cow - New Mars Laumega Bloom from New Mars Dairy Breeder of the Year - Chubanna Holsteins Marj Atkins Achievement Award - Don & Carol Wright Looking forward to what 2019 brings to the Alberta Dairy Industry.

Duane & Vicky Zimmer receiving their Master Breeder Shield

Breeder of the Year- Chubanna Holsteins Presidents Club Cow Award- New Mars Dairy New Mars LAumega Bloom

Wendon Holstein awarded the Breeder of Distinction at the Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic

Don & Carol Wright receiving the Marj Atkins Achievement Award

Don Chalack receiving the Curtis Clark Award at the Royal ALBERTA HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION 2018 Annual Report

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AWARDS- Lee Simanton President’s Club Cow Award

Breeder of the Year Award

2018 Club Winners

2018 Club Winners

CRHC NAHC CAHC SAHC GAHC

CRHC NAHC CAHC SAHC GAHC

De Wildt Doorman Anna –De Wildt Dairy Zimmer Krusader Ava –Zimmer, Benbie & Robella Holsteins Prehlea Igniter Coltmar– Chubanna Holsteins Benthemmer Stanleycup Adelina – Van Benthem Dairy Deerfield Lynx Pamela – Deerfield Colony Farming Co.

Baas Dairy- Bass Family- Barrhead Rietveld Dairies- Rietveld Family- Fort Saskatchewan Wendon Holsteins- Chalack Family- Red Deer County Van Benthem Dairy- Van Benthem Family- Innisfail Nifera Holsteins- Van der Kooij Family- Nobleford

Past Provincial Winners: 2017

New Mars Laumega Bloom, NAHC New Mars Dairy

2016

Mosnang Lightning Bolt, CAHC Mosnang Holsteins

2015

Summerdshade Icellene Baxter, CAHC Lucky Hill Dairy & Skywest Holsteins

2014

CRF Goldwyn Celine, CAHC Wendon Holsteins

Past Provincial Winners:

2013

Irwindale Leduc Macy, SAHC RockyMountain & Continental Holsteins

2017

Chubanna Holsteins- Lacombe

2016

Mosnang Holsteins- Rimbey

2012

Alholm Rudolph Jingle, CAHC Morsan Farms

2015

Pol Butte Holsteins- Coaldale

2011

Continental Leduc Darla, NAHC Continental Holsteins & Jack Haynes

2014

Marsfield Dairy- Stettler

2013

Skycrest Holsteins- Athabasca

2012

Bernalta Holsteins- Innisfail

2011

Crestomere Holsteins- Ponoka

2010

Deerfield Colony- Magrath

2009

Marsfield Dairy- Stettler

2008

Mosnang Holsteins- Rimbey

2010

Beercliff Destiny Lana, CAHC Morsan Farms

2009

Irwindale Leduc Macy, SAHC RockyMountain & Continental Holsteins

2008

Westgem Formation Moira, SAHC Rinsma Holsteins

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BREEDER OF THE YEAR- Country Roads Holstein Club- BAAS DAIRY First of all, Baas Dairy Ltd. would like to thank the Country Roads Holstein Club for nominating our Family Dairy for the Breeder of the Year Award. We feel extremely proud to be included in such a big achievement, and would like to wish the other clubs nominees the best of luck and it is an honor to be named with other farms alike. Baas Dairy Ltd. started in 1996 when Wiebe and Akke Baas emigrated from Holland to Barrhead, AB along with their children Jan and Bert. In 2007 Bert married Heather and they have three kids, Wyatt, Hannah and Abigail. Wyatt and Hannah are now of age to be involved in the local 4-H club Moo’s on the Moo-ve. Last year as cleavers, and this coming year going on to juniors. Abigail is the youngest and will have to wait a few more years although she loved being at the Achievement day last year. Outside of 4-H Wyatt is playing Minor Hockey and Hannah is in Figure Skating. As of 2018, the herd now comprises of 275 lactating cows plus roughly 40 dry cows and about 340 head of youngstock. The barns consist of a free stall with slatted floor and barn pits underneath, which can house roughly 180 cows. A few years ago the farm added a pack barn which is bedded with straw twice a day at milking time. The pack barn can house about 80-90 cows on average. We believe this extra room and comfort to be a reward to these cows for all of their years of production. Currently the herd consists of six cows that have produced over 100,000 kg of milk, with two of them well over 120,000 kg. The current rolling herd average for the farm is on 272 cows, 12,186 kg of milk in 305 days BCA 269M, 439 kg of fat BCA 262F, and 397 kg of protein BCA 276P. The current herd classification average is 87% GP or better, with 7 excellent or ME.

for highest 1st, 2nd, and 3rd+ lactation cows in both BCA and deviations. Besides milking cows and cropping land the farm does some custom work. The services provided by the farm include but are not limited to custom manure hauling and chopping silage. Even some custom baling of hay will be done when there is a need for it. Every fall, for the past 5 years, we welcome school tours to the farm. These tours bring Grade 4 students from local schools to the farm so that they can experience farming and agriculture first hand. During these tours we explains how milk makes its way from the cow to the store. On top of it all, the kids all get to help feed calves at the noon feeding, which is the cherry on the cake for them. The family also enjoys helping out at 4-H events when there is a need to bring some heifers for judging. Both Heather and Bert were involved with the Country Roads Holstein Club as Directors until starting a family. Heather served as a Secretary/ Director for several years, as well as Bert serving as President and Director. Bert plans to return to the club as Director after their children grow up. We attend the majority of the events held by the CRHC and often offer support and guidance for the current executive. Within the local community the Baas family can be found doing most activities. Wiebe and Akke are part of a local card club and play cards with a large number of community members every second Friday. Jan volunteers with the Barrhead Agriculture Society and devoted a great amount of time to the yearly Barrhead Rodeo.

The cows get milked twice a day with an average herd SCC around 150,000. Cowmanager is utilized for activity monitoring. Cowmanager is utilized not only for monitoring heat probability but also rumination, allowing for the detections of both sicks cows and cows in heat more accurate.

In addition to being involved with the Barrhead and surrounding committee, we also ensure that we take part in continuing our education within the dairy industry. Each year at least one member of the family attends the Canadian Dairy Expo in Ontario. The family enjoys this opportunity to expand their knowledge and learning more about farming. The trip also allows them to increase their network with fellow producers.

Over the years, the farm has won multiple classification awards for very good 2 Year olds, first time excellents and multiple excellent cows. The herd has also received several production awards over the past years

Baas Dairy Ltd. takes great pride in being dairy farmers and live to do what they love. We would like to again thank you for being nominated for Breeder of the Year.

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BREEDER OF THE YEAR- Northern Alberta Holstein Club- RIETVELD DAIRIES Ben & Mary Rietveld started Rietveld Dairies Ltd. in Fort Saskatchewan, AB in 1980. Jason & Kristine Rietveld bought the farm from his parents in 2013. Together with 3 children Tyson (19), Troy (8) & Janaye (6) they milk 115 cows in a free stall barn with a select few housed in tie stalls. The most influential cow family is Rietben Baxter Cecelia who goes back to Gypsy Grand. Cecelia is scored EX-94 and is an 11 Star Brood Cow and has 2 Superior Production awards. She has 2 ME, 3 EX and 9 VG daughters. We have 4 VG daughters sired by her son Rietben Slapshot in the herd. She was also the Presidents Club Cow Winner for NAHC in 2014. Rietben R E Rhythm EX-93-2E 4*, goes back to Roxy, was also a very influential cow in the herd. She won the Presidents Club Cow award for Alberta in both 2004 & 2006. We had a few homebred animals that did well at the shows in 2018. Rietben Slapshot Barbara was 1st Senior 3 year old and Reserve Intermediate Champion at Alberta Dairy Congress in 2018. Sledgestar Jacoby Alanna (owned with Tyson Rietveld) placed 2nd Senior calf at the BC Spring Show, 1st Senior Calf at Alberta Dairy Congress and Champion of the Dairy Congress Junior Show. We are very proud of how our homebred cows have classified. This past year we bred 21 VG 2 year olds, 13 EX or ME and 6 Star Brood cows with Cecelia receiving her 11th star.

Rietben Baxter Cecilia EX-94 11*

Rietben Lotus Mya

Jason became a delegate on Alberta Milk this past fall. He is also President and Head Coach of EASA (Edmonton Adaptive Sports Association) Sledge Hockey team. Kristine is on parent council at Fort Saskatchewan Christian School and treasurer of Josephburg Minor Hockey Association. All 3 kids are members of the Rollyview 4H Dairy Club and Jason & Kristine have been involved in leadership in the club. Tyson has also competed in WCC. Rietveld Dairies Ltd. was a host for Alberta Open Farm days in 2018 with approximately 200 visitors to the farm. We also hosted a Dairy Production class from Lakeland College and a High School Animal Husbandry class this past year. We have preschool and Kindergarten field trips at the farm every year. Some of Holstein Canada’s programs such as registration is valuable and classification is a key tool to help improve the breed and market Canadian cattle. The Alberta Holstein Association helps promote their breeders. They sponsor Bred & Owned awards and provide subsidy to travel to shows.

Grossville Aftershock Fiona EX-93

Lakefield Golden Stacey VG-88

Rietben Denzel Corsage EX-94-2E 2*

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BREEDER OF THE YEAR- Central Alberta Holstein Club- WENDON HOLSTEINS Wendon Holsteins is honored to be representing the CAHC as the nominee for Alberta Holstein Breeder of the Year. Wendon Holsteins was established in 1976 by Don & Wendy Chalack. Currently, Wendon Holsteins is operated by Don & Wendy, Scott & Jillian Hastie (son-in-law and Daughter) & Egbert Korenberg. Also daughter Linsey helps out at shows and on the farm when she can. 2018 brought some honored awards to Wendon. They Include: 1. Winning Breeders Herd at 3 major shows BC Spring Show Calgary Dairy Classic Red Deer Westerner Showcase. 2. Winning Grand Champion at 2 shows Wendon Goldwyn Raina- Calgary Dairy Classic Wendon Goldwyn Diode- Westerner Dairy Showcase 3. Breeding two 95 point cows. Wendon Dempsey Divida Wendon Destry Rainy

4. Holstein Canada Awards 8 Star Brood Cows 5 Superior Production awards 23 Longtime Production awards. 5. All Western Awards 2 unanimous All Westerns 4 Reserve All Westerns 2 Honorable Mention All Westerns 6. All Canadian Awards 2 Honorable Mention All Canadians 7. TD Classic Breeder of Distinction awarded at the Royal Winter Fair 8. Don received the Curtis Clark Award, which was extra special being that the Clark Family have been long time family friends of the Chalacks and Curtis was a mentor to us all. Finally, Wendon 2018 Classification and Production Breakdown: - 20 Multiple Excellents - 16 Excellents - 49 VG - 3 GP - Rolling Herd Average: 12,000 kg milk, 4.3 fat, 3.2 protein

Wendon Dempsey Divida EX-95

Wendon GChip Dottie EX-92

Wendon Goldwyn Diode EX-96-3E

Wendon Destry Rainy EX-95

Wendon Goldwyn Raina EX-93 2E

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BREEDER OF THE YEAR- Southern Alberta Holstein Club- VAN BENTHEM DAIRY

Van Benthem Dairy Ltd is owned and operated by Rolf & Mary and Evert & Jannette van Benthem. Rolf & Mary have 3 kids, Lars (7), Noah (5), and Finn (2). In 2000 Evert & Jannette made the move to Canada with their boys Rolf, Merein and Jos. At that time they gave Rolf and Merein full control of all the breeding decisions. Rolf & Mary joined the farm in 2009, and Merein & Kelsey started their own dairy farm in 2012. Jos and Tessa live in Calgary and he is a successful barber there. The most influential cow families at our farm are: Namdew Rudolph Anna VG-85 9*: this cow transmits longevity at our farm. Anna was born at our farm, her dam came out of the Namdew herd that we bought when we started in 2000. Anna has 6 daughters over 60,000kg of milk. Benthemmer Goldwyn Emilie VG-87 has reached 100,000kg of milk, and is still going strong. Altappel Formation Rockyma VG-87 6*: Rockyma was purchased by the boys with money they got from their Oma when they made the move to Canada. Rockyma transmits lots of milk and great conformation. Her daughter Benthemmer Inquirer Canama was our first homebred excellent cow. Another daughter, Benthemmer Blitz Roma VG-87, produced 136,000kg of milk in 7 Lactations. Rockyma has 4 daughters that became star brood cows themselves. Signature Jolt Janet VG-87 3*: Janet was purchased at a sale in her 4th lactation. She transmits great conformation to our herd, since she was a show winner herself. We bred 1 EX and 4 VG cows out of her. They are great transmitters themselves. Her daughter Benthemmer Shottle Jaide VG-86 is a herd favourite, currently over 92,000kg of milk. Suncountry Haiti Lheros EX-92-2E 3*: Haiti was purchased as a heifer at the Calgary Classic Sale. She became the highest scored animal at our farm. She transmits conformation and production really well. Currently she has 4 VG daughters. Benthemmer Sailing Hope VG-88 is a daughter with great potential. Benthemmer Outside Carolien VG-85 2*: A homebred cow that transmits longevity. She has produced over 90,000kg of milk. She has 3 VG daughters, all natural births. Her daughter Benthemmer Dundee Candy VG-85 produced over 90,000kg as well and has 1 Excellent and 2 VG daughters.

This year we are really happy with the achievements of our homebred cows. We had 9 VG 2yr olds, 6 EX or ME, plus 5 extra Excellent cows that carry our prefix at September Dairy. We also had 6 new Starbrood cows with our prefix. On the production side of things, we are pleased that we had 13 Superior Production Awards at our farm, and one Super3 award.We also had 15 longtime production awards, with one cow receiving the 120,000kg award. We are very proud that Benthemmer Stanleycup Adelina EX-90-3E is nominated for the Presidents Club Cow Award. Benthemmer Vino Epic EX-92 (owned by September Dairy) was Grand Champion of the SAHC Barn Cow Competition. Benthemmer Fix Delilah VG-88 was 1st in the class of 2nd Lactation cows. Our Rolling Herd Average on 123 cows is: 12,237L milk, 526kg Fat, 388kg Protein. Our BCA is: 264-307-265=836. Our current herd classification record is 7EX, 46VG, 49GP, and 6G cows. Rolf and Mary were nominated for the 2018 Outstanding Young Farmers of Alberta program. They were very proud of this nomination since they had to compete against all farm industries in Alberta. They ended up being runners-up at this event to a farm that went on to win the national event. Rolf has been a director of the SAHC for 5 years, this year he is the Vice President. He is also a coach and together with Mary they organize the Spruce View Soccer Club. Mary is also the Treasurer of the Spruce View Minor Hockey Association. An interesting fact about our farm is that we do our own Herd Health as well as our own ET work on the farm. This way we have been able to make improvements and quick genetic progress in our herd. Also this past November we changed to a robotic milking system. The most valuable services of Holstein Canada are classification and calf registration. We believe in longevity and that the classification system is the best tool to be able to achieve this. We would like to thank the Southern Alberta Holstein Club for the nomination for the Alberta Breeder of the Year.

Benthemmer Stanleycup Adelina EX-90-3E

Suncountry Haiti Lheros EX-92-2E 3*

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BREEDER OF THE YEAR- Green Acres Holstein Club- NIFERA HOLSTEINS

First of all my wife Jen and I and our two kids Mason and Makayla are honored to be nominated for Breeder of the Year. Nifera Holsteins Ltd. started in 2010 in partnership with Kooy Dairy. In January 2014 Nifera bought the remaining cows and quota from Kooy Dairy. In 2015 we purchased a farm just South of Nobleford and in 2016 built a new dairy barn with 2 DeLaval VMS. Some of the most influential cows up to this point are KOOY FINAL CUT 460 VG-87 4*, who has 1 EX-91 and 2 VG-88 daughters in the milking herd, and KOOY FINAL CUT 493 EX-90 3*, who has a lot of offspring in the herd. This year we had 2 VG-2 YR olds, and we had our first 2 homebred star brood cows this past year! We participated in the Green Acres Holstein Club Show as well this year with Rietben LIS Royale placing 3rd in the 4-year old class. Our current rolling herd average is 288-303-291, and herd classification since July’s classification is 3-ME, 3-EX, 43-VG, 41-GP, 10-G.

We also achieved for the 14th time since 2002 AB Milk’s Award of Excellence for Quality Milk Production. Another nice achievement this year was placing 5th in the province for Herd Management Score with a score of 884. We were also the winner of Green Acres Holstein Club’s barn cow award with KOOY PROMAR PATRICIA EX-91. DeLaval and Agrai Dairy Mart also awarded us with the highest 7 day average of VMS producers in Alberta, which earned our farm top VMS producer honours at DeLaval’s Robotics conference in Madison, Wisconsin this past summer. My family attends Nobleford CRC, where I’m currently serving as a Cadet counselor and Jen as a GEMS counselor. Some of the most valuable services of Holstein Canada are obviously classification, but also I use their website quite a bit. For looking up pedigrees and keeping track of awards achieved by our cows. And for doing research about which bulls I want to use in my mating guide.

Nifera Promar Porsha EX-90-3E Kooy Promar Patricia EX-91-2E

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CLUB REPORTS- Country Roads Holstein Club

2018 has been a great year for the Country Roads Holstein Club. The year started out with our AGM in January which was well attended and included guest speaker Mike Southwood from Alberta Milk. We also announced the Club Breeder of the Year, Skycrest Holsteins for 2017. Winter months brings us to a Classification Night held at Skycrest Holsteins where good discussion was held over break downs of scoring an animal and then socializing with fellow breeders. Next we move on to a day trip to Vermillion where we teamed up with the Northern Alberta Holstein Club and went for a tour of the new dairy facility at Lakeland College. It was great to see the different milking set ups as well as the facilities and feeding systems. This year the club was proud to sponsor all events & tours to club members at no cost as well we were able to be a sponsor for the Calgary Spring Show, Moos on the Moove 4-H Club, Provincial Youth Show, and finally a co-sponsor the Arie Moes Scholarship Award. Our Christmas Party/Awards night concluded our year where we presented numerous classification awards & production awards. Congratulations to DeWildt Dairy for winning the Highest BCA herd with 847 points. As well congrats to Chris Sturkenboom who was the 2018 recipient of the Arie Moes Memorial Scholarship Award. Our Breeder of the Year Nominees for 2018 were Baas Dairy, Lavoie Enterprise and Freedom Dairy. Congratulations Baas Dairy on being named CRHC Breeder of the Year. I would like to conclude by thanking Annemiek Elzinga for her years of dedication as our club secretary. Her time and efforts were greatly appreciated and we welcome our new secretary Casey Morey to the position. As well thank you Dierk for your time as our treasurer and we now welcome Tom Kampjes as our new treasurer. Chad Crest

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CLUB REPORTS- Northern Alberta Holstein Club We had another busy year in 2018. Our annual meeting in January was well attended. We had 2 new board members join us, Luke Wrubleski and Chance Hofstra. In April a couple of us attended the Branch Relations meeting in Red Deer. There were some good discussions with the other clubs about how they run things. Also in April we hosted a judging event at New Mars Dairy near Millet. We had about 25 people there with Chad Crest doing an excellent job as our judge. We also got together with the Country Roads club for a bus tour to Lakeland College to see the new dairy facility. Congratulations to the Zimmer Family of Daysland for winning a Master Breeder award, in June at the Alberta Dairy Congress in Leduc we presented them with a True Type Model Cow. We had our annual show in Millet on July 11. Erik Klugkist was our judge and there were 34 head entered. The BBQ after the show was well attended and all the kids had fun on the bouncy castle. In August members from our board and other members from the club helped out with the Breakfast on the Farm event held at Glen Park Holsteins south of Leduc. There were a good number of people enjoying breakfast that day. In November we had our barn cow competition. We visited 9 farms with 43 cows entered. The overall best cow was New Mars McCutchen Lana. Thanks to Linsey Whalen for being our judge. We also hosted a classifier night at Roselane Holsteins in Rollyview. Holstein classifier Dave Wietzel gave an interesting presentation. At the Christmas party in December we had a good turnout. We handed out type and production awards. This year the proceeds from the silent auction went to support Glen & Christine Hofstra as their barn burned down back in October. Also we presented the Breeder of the Year award to Rietveld Dairies of Fort Saskatchewan. We wish them good luck at the provincial AGM. I would like to thank everyone for helping out this year, without volunteers none of this would happen! Brenda Kozak

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CLUB REPORTS- Central Alberta Holstein Club 2018 started off very strong again this past year with our AGM being held at Lacombe Memorial Centre. Adding to the directors role this year was Scott Hastie. ln Spring we held a Judging day at Wendon Holsteins that was well attended from central breeders and 4-H members. Thanks again to Wendon for hosting and Markus and Don for judging. Next came the Mid-Summer Classic, our annual club show, which was held in conjunction with the 4-H achievement day. Pancakes and ice cream had a great touch to the day. Thanks to Jamie Donahoe from Manitoba for coming out to judge. Marsfield Solomon Raven came out on top of the day followed by Mosnang Callen Crush Zone for Reserve Champion. Congrats to all exhibitors. Just a few weeks later the Central Club hosted the Alberta Holstein Picnic with a pig roast that was a great success, the picnic was held in conjunction with the provincial dairy show in Rimbey. This evening was well attended and fun was had by all, even with the torrential down pour. lt was here that the annual Marj Atkins awards was named as well. Congrats to Don and Carol Wright on the achievement. The Barn Cow Competition stepped up to new levels this year, 107 cows on 24 farms were entered. This was judged by Jason Reitveld, over two days. We thank Jason for the time taken and hard work put into this competition. Thanks again competitors and we can’t wait to see you again in 2019. Marsfield Talent Jane took home top prize for this competition. ln September there was a small gathering at Haagsma’s to meet and learn about Henk Schurman and his family who were travelling across Canada on the Canadian Milk Tour. This was a touching experience and all who attended are grateful to have met these amazing people. Thanks Cor and Cathy for hosting. The 2018 Westerner sale was held again in Red Deer with 35 head sold and an average of $2300. Thanks to Markus and Andrew for looking after the cattle and auctioneering. Finally the Christmas Banquet & awards night was held Dec. 6th in Lacombe and was a success as usual. Great entertainment followed a very impressive awards night. Congrats to all of the recipients and congrats to Wendon Holsteins on breeder of the year, good luck at the provincial level!

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CLUB REPORTS- Southern Alberta Holstein Club 2018 was another successful year for the Southern Alberta Holstein Club with many new events being hosted. January kicked off the club AGM, which included a tour of the Shur-Gain feed mill in Olds. This year it was the clubs turn to host the Alberta Holstein Association AGM, which took place on February 9, 2018. Following the morning annual meeting, attendees were able to tour three local dairy farms in the Olds area. Thanks to Buffalorock Farm, Huntcliff Dairy, and Solid Rock Farm for opening their barns for tours. Mountain View Theatre provided the entertainment during the evening events. The club bowling night happened in April with some delicious pizza and ice cream treats. We swung into summer with the golf day which was a fun day for club members and sponsors. An event was held for the kids in June at VandenBroek Farm to learn about farm safety. The event had great turnout and plans are to host a similar event every year. Together with the East of Olds Dairy Club, we once again helped put on the Breakfast on the Dairy event which took place at the Van Der Gun Dairy, near Innisfail. We would like to thank all the volunteers that helped to make this event a great success. Classification night happened on July 25th at Bar E Dairy Ltd (Hansen family). The event focused on dairy strength and stature. Supper was a steak dinner. This year the club hosted our first ever farm tour in October where we took a greyhound bus and toured two rotary farms in the Lacombe area, Pleasant Hill Farms and Risco Dairy. The barn cow competition, judged by Tyson Flaman, was a great success. To wrap up the 2018 year the club held our Awards night where we recognized our breeders for all the great work they have done and all the amazing cows they have. Breeder of the year was awarded to Van Benthem Dairy Ltd. Congrats! We look forward to hosting more educational and fun events in 2019. Thank you to all our members and a huge thank you to all our sponsors that make this club what it is today. Arjan Otten

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CLUB REPORTS- Green Acres Holstein Club 2018 was once again a year filled with many activities and it is exciting to see how the Holstein breed is developing in southern Alberta. I have had the privilege to be the president for this past year and was able to take part in many of the events planned this past year.

Thank you to Justin and the rest of the Green Acres board for all the work done throughout the year. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any one of the board members.

Our year started with the local AGM on January 26 in which Dirk van der Kooij and myself were added to the Board for a three-year term. Our executive is: President: Tim Hummel Vice President: Gerrit Haarmen Treasurer: Dirk van der Kooij Secretary: Justin Weiss Alberta Holstein Association Board rep: Joop Garretsen In February was the provincial AGM in Olds. Several members from our club were in attendance. We also had our annual family bowling night which was well attended. Plans are underway for another bowling evening in March of 2019. Our annual awards banquet was held in March at the Coast Hotel, it was well attended. Congratulations to all the winners. A new award that was introduced is Highest Pro$ and we changed the GP & Better award to VG & Better. These changes were made to reflect the increase of quality of cows that are in our club. Larry Penner was the recipient of the pioneer award In April we introduced another new award, the Barn Cow Award. This award recognized those cows in a breeder’s barn who have never been shown but are animals that are integral to the success of any farm. Congratulations to Nifera Holsteins – Ard and Jennifer van der Kooij on winning this award in its first year. May 25 and 26 our annual Family Picnic and Green Acres/4-H Show was held at Exhibition park in Lethbridge. 120 head were shown and congratulations to Grand Champion Thornspyc Airlift Tatjana and 4-H Junior Champion Ostara Control 854. Diamond Park Dairy was the premier breeder and exhibitor. Congratulations to everyone! Also, a huge thank you to our sponsors, without their support events like this would not be possible. The AHA Provincial picnic was held in conjunction with the inaugural Alberta Youth Provincial Dairy Show in Rimbey, AB. It was well attended and the committee is already planning the next show for July 23-25 once again in Rimbey with the picnic/BBQ on the last evening. Thank you to the committee for carrying on this experience for the youth in the province. Breakfast on the Dairy was held on August 11 at Harvey VanHierden’s – Airport Dairy near Fort Macleod. About 1000 people enjoyed a delicious breakfast prepared by local dairy farmers and industry partners. It was a great way to let people know about what happens on a dairy farm. The Green Acres Holstein Club is pleased to announce that Nifera Holsteins is our nominee for the Alberta Holstein Association Breeder of the Year award. Also, congratulation to Deerfield Colony on their nomination of Deerfield Lynx Pamela for the Alberta Holstein Association President’s Cow award. Good luck at the provincial level in February. ALBERTA HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION 2018 Annual Meeting

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ALBERTA HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION FINANCIAL STATEMENTS For the year ended December 31, 2018 (Unaudited - See Notice to Reader)

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ALBERTA HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION

TABLE OF CONTENTS December 31, 2018 (Unaudited - See Notice to Reader)

NOTICE TO READER

1

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

2

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

3

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS

4

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

5

SCHEDULES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

6

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NOTICE TO READER

On the basis of information provided by the Association, we have compiled the statement of financial position of Alberta Holstein Association as at December 31, 2018 and the statements of operations and changes in net assets for the year then ended. We have not performed an audit or a review engagement in respect of these financial statements and, accordingly, we express no assurance thereon. Readers are cautioned that these statements may not be appropriate for their purposes.

Lethbridge, Alberta January 28, 2019

Chartered Professional Accountants

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ALBERTA HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION As at December 31, 2018 (Unaudited - See Notice to Reader) 2018

2017 (Restated)

ASSETS Current Cash Temporary investments Accounts receivable GST receivable

$

165,008 16,800 -

$

50,014 103,166 1,156 65

$

181,808

$

154,401

$

63,137

$

4,520 41,734

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Current Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Deferred revenue (note 1)

Net assets Unrestricted Internally restricted (reserve)

$

63,137

46,254

43,671 75,000

33,147 75,000

118,671

108,147

181,808

$

154,401

Approved on behalf of the board: Members

Members

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ALBERTA HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS For the year ended December 31, 2018 (Unaudited - See Notice to Reader) 2018 Budget

Revenue Membership Advertising Youth investment fund Meetings and events Interest

$

Expenses Advertising and promotion (schedule 1) Meetings and events Awards (schedule 2) Wages and benefits Youth events Office Sponsorships National director honorarium Professional fees Travel and automotive Telephone Judging schools Donations Bad debts

(Deficiency) excess of revenue over expenses

$

75,000 25,500 7,000 500

2018 Actual

$

84,882 27,372 7,125 2,543 1,026

2017 Actual (Restated) $

88,513 14,775 8,922 1,856

108,000

122,948

114,066

31,000 27,000 15,500 21,500 10,000 5,100 4,000 4,500 2,500 2,000 3,500 250 -

26,487 23,448 19,090 13,051 6,500 6,277 5,000 4,500 3,150 2,332 1,339 1,000 250 -

24,851 20,709 11,422 13,127 7,000 5,766 3,290 4,500 1,300 999 1,994 2,282 2,226

126,850

112,424

99,466

(18,850)

$

10,524

$

14,600

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ALBERTA HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS For the year ended December 31, 2018 (Unaudited - See Notice to Reader) Internally restricted (reserve)

Unrestricted Balance, beginning of year As previously reported Prior period adjustment (note 2)

$

As restated Excess of revenue over expenses Balance, end of year

$

37,667 (4,520)

$

75,000 -

Total 2018 $

112,667 (4,520)

Total 2017 $

93,547 -

33,147

75,000

108,147

93,547

10,524

-

10,524

14,600

43,671

$

75,000

$

118,671

$

108,147

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NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS For the year ended December 31, 2018 (Unaudited - See Notice to Reader)

1.

Deferred revenue 2018 Directory advertising Youth Investment Fund

2.

2017

$

32,548 30,589

$

41,734

$

63,137

$

41,734

Prior period adjustment The prior year's figures have been adjusted to include club grants that were not previously recorded. As a result, accounts payable and awards expenses for the year ended December 31, 2017 have increased by $4,520, and unrestricted net assets has decreased by $4,520.

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SCHEDULES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS For the year ended December 31, 2018 (Unaudited - See Notice to Reader) Schedule of advertising and promotion

Schedule 1 2018

Booklets, calendars and newsletters Website Special events

2017

$

19,015 7,472 -

$

15,663 2,516 6,672

$

26,487

$

24,851

Schedule of awards

Schedule 2 2018

4-H Club Club grants Travel grants Youth scholarships Breeder President's Cow Curtis Clark Marj Atkins Achievement Bred and owned

2017

$

5,544 4,470 3,300 2,000 1,322 1,087 1,066 269 32

$

780 4,520 2,900 500 752 772 1,012 175 11

$

19,090

$

11,422

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Alberta Holstein Association Budget 2019 Budget 2019

Revenue Advertising Annual Meeting and Events Holstein Canada - Mem, Field Serv. etc. Interest Income Youth Investment Fund

$ $ $ $

15,000.00 2,500.00 72,500.00 500.00

Special Events Total

$ $

Actual 2018

Budget 2018

$ $ $ $ $

27,372.00 2,543.00 84,882.00 1,026.00 7,125.00

$ $ $ $ $

25,500.00 7,000.00 75,000.00 500.00 -

6,000.00 96,500.00

$

122,948.00

$

108,000.00

$ $ $ $

1,500.00 3,000.00 20,000.00 4,000.00

$ $ $ $

3,150.00 7,616.00 26,487.00 3,300.00

$ $ $

2,500.00 5,000.00 30,000.00

$ $ $ $ $

100.00 3,500.00 3,000.00 4,500.00 1,000.00

$ $ $ $ $

22.50 2,200.00 2,710.00 4,470.00 1,066.00

$ $ $ $ $ $

250.00 3,500.00 27,000.00 4,500.00 10,000.00 1,500.00

$ $ $ $ $ $

302.50 1,000.00 23,448.00 4,500.00 6,375.00 1,541.00

Social Media Coordinator Salary Social Media Coordinator mileage

$ $

10,000.00 1,000.00

$ $

5,625.00 791.00

Source Deductions Show sponsorship Special events & picnic Youth Sponsorship Total

$ $ $ $ $

1,500.00 3,000.00 6,000.00 15,000.00 123,850.00

$ $ $ $ $

1,027.00 2,800.00 4,698.00 9,295.00 112,424.00

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

100.00 4,000.00 3,500.00 5,000.00 1,000.00 2,000.00 250.00 3,500.00 27,000.00 4,500.00 10,000.00 1,000.00 10,000.00 1,000.00 1,500.00

$ $ $

5,000.00 10,000.00 126,850.00

Year end profit/loss

-$

27,350.00

$

10,524.00 -$

18,850.00

Expenses Accounting Administration and office Advertising and marketing Travel Grant Amortization Bad Depts Bank charges Bred and Owned Awards Breeder, President's & Special Award Club Grant Curtis Clark award Field service expenses Gifts and mementos Judging schools Meetings National Director honorarium Sec. Treas. Salary Sec/Treasurer mileage

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

DIRECTORS

DIRECTORS

NATIONAL DIRECTOR- ORVILLE SCHMIDT

ROLF VAN BENTHEM

JOE FOLKERTS

Phone: 780-986-6952 Cell: 780-970-8186 Fax: 780-986-5708 Email: southrisegen@yahoo.ca

PRESIDENT- WILLEM VANDERLINDE

Phone/Fax: 403-782-1516 Email: luckyhill97@gmail.com

PAST PRESIDENT- BOB RECK

Phone: 403-382-1062 Fax: 403-345-2880 Email: robert.reck@hiprofeeds.com

Phone: 403-896-1313 email: rolfbenthem@hotmail.com SUE CREST

Phone: 780-675-4643 Fax: 780-675-9786 Email: screst@mcsnet.ca JOOP GARRETSEN

Phone: 403-315-2150 Email: joop.garretsen@gmail.com

Phone: 403-505-1604 Email: joeandjanellefolkerts@hotmail.com LEE SIMANTON

Phone/Fax: 403-783-2128 Email: crestomere_holsteins@hotmail.com CLARENCE SLINGERLAND

Box 107, Diamond City, AB T0K 0T0 Phone: (403) 328-7356

OFFICE ADDRESS: P.0. BOX 988, Picture Butte, AB T0K 1V0

VICE PRESIDENT- ANDREW WILDEBOER

Phone: 403-782-9615 Fax: 403-782-9617 Email: chubanna@hotmail.com

SECRETARY/TREASURER- BENITA HUMMEL

Phone: 403-335-5916 Fax: 403-732-5183 Email: albertaholstein@gmail.com

SOCIAL MEDIA REP- AMANDA HEHLI

Cell: 403-704-5455 Email: amandahehli@hotmail.ca

Become a Member Today! More information available at www.holstein.ca Membership Benefits 1. Reduced rates & assistance 2. Access to information 3. Complimentary subscription to Info Holstein 4. Voting privileges 5. Supporting young leader initiatives 6. Supports numerous Branch & Club activities 7. Recognition 8. Increased selection intensity 9. Improve your balance sheet 10. New Member enjoys a special fee for a limited time

Regular Membership Full Benefits of Membership Reduced price on registration of Holstein animals Full voting power Junior Membership Eligible for those from age 12-21 All benefits of membership, except the right to vote Affiliate Membership For those interested in Holstein related ativities Most of the benefits of membership, except the right to vote & reduced price on registration Honourary Life Membership Awarded by Board of Directors All benefits of membership, except the right to vote Every past president is an honourary member with all privileges

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