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2016 Ontario Holstein Branch Board of Directors President: Vice-President: Past President:

Hank Hazeleger, Embro Sandy O’Hara, Schomberg Ian Fraser, Dalkeith Tara Bullock, Lakefield James Cranston, Ancaster David Johnston, Listowel Brad Lowry, Almonte Wilfred Strenzke, Breslau Gerald Schipper, Aylmer

General Manager: Peter Brand (November 1, 2015 – Oct. 25, 2016) Interim General Manager: Adrian Vander Wielen

Pictured left to right: (front row) Ian Fraser, Hank Hazeleger, Peter Brand, Sandy O’Hara, David Johnston. Standing: Tara Bullock, Wilf Strenzke, Brad Lowry, Gerald Schipper, James Cranston.

Mission statement To assist and grow the membership of the Ontario Holstein Branch through youth activities, education, breed promotion and act as an advocate for the dairy industry.

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The Counties of Brant-Wentworth WelcomeYou! February 21 & 22, 2017 Best Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre 9 Holiday Dr, Brantford, ON

Special Events

Meeting Day

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

10 am – 3 pm Open House Farm Visits

Tour some of the finest dairy farms in Brant and Wentworth Counties.

8:30 – 10 am

Breakfast available in hotel restaurant

10:00 am

Annual Meeting

12:00 pm


Sponsored by

12:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Eleanor Wood

1:00 pm

All-Ontario Awards & GayLea Production Awards

7:00 pm

Return to the Best Western Dinner available in the hotel restaurant. Wine & Cheese Reception

Sponsored by

8:00 pm

Master Breeder Awards

Carldot Claynook Donnanview Embrdale Fradon Haanview

Hessholm Kingsway Lochdale Meadowbloom Webb View

• Minutes • Branch and National Reports • Resolutions & By-laws • Heart of the Herd Winner

9:00 pm

Ontario Dairy Women’s Award

Fun Auction

2:00 pm Ontario Dairy Youth Award Presentations

Part of proceeds to support the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund.

• John Werry • Laura Schuurman • Derek Van Dieten • Jason Gould

The Ontario Holstein Branch

285 Fountain Street S., Cambridge ON • 519-653-6180 • branch@ontario.holstein.ca • www.ontario.holstein.ca

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Minutes of the 34th Annual Meeting Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | Best Western Plus Parkway Inn & Conference Centre, Cornwall

Opening The 34th Ontario Holstein Branch Annual Meeting took place on February 24th with President Remarks: Ian Fraser welcoming everyone in attendance. He commented that the Ontario Branch constitution was drafted right here in Cornwall on July 17, 1981 where the formulation and financing of the Branch was also prepared before presenting to the membership that Fall. Weather is once again a factor today with locals having difficulty driving in. Minutes:

The minutes of February 25, 2015, 33rd Ontario Holstein Branch Annual Meeting were approved as printed.

President’s Report:

Ian Fraser read his written report noting that the Ontario Holstein Branch had a strong year partaking in a number of events. Registration activity increased while membership remained steady in 2015. Classification and animal ownership transfers all had a decrease during the same time period. In May, after 8½ years as General Manager for the Branch, Jason French resigned to begin a new career path. Peter Brand was hired in July, but in an effort to complete his Herdbook project responsibilities at Holstein Canada (HAC), he officially began his role as Ontario Branch General Manager on November 1st. Ian emphasized that a great deal of thanks goes to the staff for their professionalism in “carrying the ball” during this transition period.

The Branch continues to be a strong promoter of a number of youth programs and was pleased to initiate a new Junior Show Program which will build over time and encourage keen young breeders to be part of this great industry. The Board was very involved in numerous meetings over the course of year with the stray voltage issue, proAction, CDN and Genetic Evaluation Board, joint National Branch workshops to name a few.

Ian congratulated the ten Master Breeders in Ontario as they join an elite group of breeders. He thanked outgoing Past President Gary Cain for his dedication to the Ontario Branch Board and welcomed James Cranston as his replacement. Ian expressed his gratitude to the Board of Directors and Branch staff for their dedication, passion and hard work for the benefit of the members and the dairy industry. Last but not least, he thanked his wife Jen who kept things rolling at home when he was away.

At this time, Ian introduced the 2016 Ontario Holstein Board of Directors:

• Western Ontario

Hank Hazeleger, David Johnston

• West-Central Ontario

James Cranston, Wilfred Strenzke

• East-Central Ontario

Tara Bullock, Sandy O’Hara

• Eastern Ontario

Ian Fraser, Brad Lowry

• National Director appointed to Board: Gerald Schipper

General Manager’s Report:

Peter Brand stated it has been an honour and a privilege to be here today. With three months into his role as the General Manager of the Ontario Holstein Branch, it has been a great ride, a learning experience and challenge that he thanked the Board for giving him this opportunity. His report is a compilation of staff input and what has happened over the past year. Always, everything goes back to the mission statement and this has been very evident in the

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activities and how Branch programs all relate to it. Peter feels the Branch needs to tap more into services offered at Holstein Canada. He reviewed membership statistics for the past four years and noted the herd sizes are getting bigger.

One very real initial observation since November 1st is that the staff at Ontario Holstein are a group of dedicated, hardworking and resourceful people. Member-focused events were supported to the fullest and he acknowledged Mary Poirier, Angela Howard, Adrian Vander Wielen, Kris MacLeod for their efforts and enthusiasm. The continued success of the Link magazine would not have been possible without the dedication of Julie McIntosh and her associates at 31st Line Communication during Andrea Emond’s maternity leave.

Peter acknowledged that is has been learning curve these past few months and can’t believe the number of youth programs the Branch offers. Most of these events are supported by the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund with over $800,000 raised and 80% spent since its inception in 1994. Over the course of the next year, he plans to look closely at programs to make sure the Branch programs are still relevant to the membership. Peter thanked industry partners for their support as well as the Branch Board of Directors who are dedicated to the cause and there to support the county clubs. He appreciates the confidence in him to take on the position of GM for the next number of years.

Financial Report:

The 2015 audited financial statements of the Ontario Holstein Branch were reviewed by VicePresident Hank Hazeleger, which were approved by those members in attendance. The meeting membership also approved a motion to appoint BDO, LLP Chartered Accountants and Advisors, as official auditors of the Ontario Holstein Branch.

The 2016 Ontario Holstein Branch budget was presented and reviewed.

Resolutions: Sandy O’Hara, Chairman of the Resolutions Committee, introduced the scrutineers and presented four resolutions, all of which were approved by the meeting.

1. Submitted by the Lambton County Holstein Club

Whereas we feel that county shows are a vital part of our industry; and whereas all paying members of Holstein Canada should receive equal treatment; and whereas county shows are an important avenue for members to market animals; and whereas we do not want to discourage breeder involvement when exhibiting animals at county shows; Therefore let it be resolved that Holstein Canada reinstate inputting county show results on an animal’s pedigree regardless of the number of total animals at said show.

2. Submitted by the Peterborough County Holstein Club

Whereas the polled gene is dominant and has both economic and animal welfare benefits; and whereas all offspring born from a homozygous parent are polled;

Therefore be it resolved that Holstein Canada automatically label/recognize these offspring as polled(POC).

3. Submitted by the Peterborough County Holstein Club

Whereas the senior yearling class has been dropped from the RAWF; and whereas a number of fall county and regional shows already have a summer calf class; Therefore be it resolved that Holstein Canada offer a summer calf class at the RAWF.

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4. Submitted by the Elgin County Holstein Club

Whereas there is an increased interest in the All Ontario Program which requires a junior membership; and whereas in the old Herdbook it was impossible to add a junior to the main membership;

Therefore be it resolved that Holstein Canada with the new Herdbook make it possible to add the name of a junior member to the main membership under the herd prefix.

National Report:

John Buckley, President of Holstein Canada, brought greetings to the meeting on behalf of the National organization. He was proud to have ten new Master Breeders in Ontario, especially one for the fourth time. This meeting makes nine out of nine AGM’s for Ann Louise Carson, CEO of Holstein Canada, and himself as they have been to all provinces. John thanked his Board that made all this possible and welcomed new National Board member Dennis Werry to the fold. He commented that the herd visits yesterday were great; 100th Waterloo Holstein Club anniversary a wonderful celebration; times are changing so fast now, that it’s hard to keep up.

HAC is privileged to host the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair dairy shows as he feels this is the best show in the world. John thanked the Ontario people who put him in this position, thanked the staff at HAC for their help and above all commended Ontario for their pride, passion and spirit.

Ann Louise introduced Linda Ness who oversees the judging program and conventions at Holstein Canada. She also extended greetings from Carolin Turner, who is co-supervising the classification department at the moment. Ontario had an incredible year with registrations, up 3% across Canada but Ontario up 5%. Classification saw almost the same number of cows nationally but down 10% in Ontario for animals and herd visits. Genomic testing down 14% nationally with Ontario down 5%. The five-year trend is still up and overall members are extremely loyal and she thanked everyone for that. The aim this year was to have a breakeven budget with no fee increases. Meanwhile, she is looking forward to the upcoming joint National Branch meetings in March as this is such a great opportunity to get ideas from across the country.

Ann Louise congratulated Bruce Witmer of Speedside Holsteins in Cambridge on his Certificate of Recognition and thanked the Branch for his nomination. She then entered into a discussion on the new Herdbook and compared it to dairy farmers building a new barn; software that was 20 year old, which needed to be rebuilt. She thanked everyone for their patience and understanding while the glitches are being worked out. More enhancements are to come in the next phases and registrations are now being done for all breeds. High priorities and outstanding items are workflow concerns for international users. The website also includes a shopping cart of items, feedback form for comments and herd management lists.

Holstein Canada fully supports Dairy Farmers of Canada’s proAction initiative and Classifiers will be carrying out the animal assessments as of September 1, 2016. They will enter into a two-year contract initially in order to establish some benchmarks for DFC. Ann Louise invited everyone to the AGM in Alberta in April and encouraged people to vote for Cow of the Year. She wished Peter Brand the very best in his new position at the Ontario Holstein Branch.

Tara Bullock took the podium at this time to thank John Buckley for all his years of service to the membership of Ontario.


Brad Lowry introduced a number of guests attending the Branch Meeting.

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Outstanding Service Award for Ontario Dairy Women: After outlining this year’s winner’s tremendous accomplishments, Heather Parkin announced Ruth Vogel as the sixth winner of this annual award. Heather, along with the three previous winners, Sandy O’Hara, Nancy Beerwort and Karen Velthuis, presented Ruth with a print and a bouquet of flowers. Recognition of Sponsors: Ian Fraser thanked all the sponsors for supporting the AGM and surrounding events. Furthermore, he thanked those that provided items for the fun auction as well as the buyers. He thanked the organizing committee for all their help. A slideshow from Commonwell Insurance was shown at this time with Kris narrating. Lunch:

Lunch was enjoyed by all in attendance.


Heart of the Herd:

Plum Valley Holsteins were recognized with a plaque for their winning animal Plum Valley Goldwyn Julia. Laura Hansen thanked everyone in attendance for this honour and spoke about how their passion drives success.

All-Ontario Presentations:

A special presentation was made to the 2015 All-Ontario winners. Sponsors Quality Seeds, Canadian Livestock Photography and Cogent Canada (formerly Foundation Genetics) were thanked for their support.

2015 Ontario Dairy Youth Award Winners:

Adam Petherick, Ted Clarke, Gary Markus and Stefen Robinson all gave presentations to the meeting on their farm operations. Adrian Vander Wielen, who accompanied the group to Madison, presented the group with plaques after showing some pictures of their U.S. farm stops. Thanks:

President Ian Fraser was presented with a gift of appreciation for serving his term as President this past year, along with his wife Jen, who was also recognized. Gary Cain was presented with a Past President pin at this time.

2017 Ontario Branch AGM:

Gary Cain invited all to attend the 2017 Ontario Branch Annual Meeting to be in held at the Best Western in Brantford with Brant-Wentworth hosting. He acknowledged to the crowd that the AGM was moved to Cornwall this year rather than Brantford due to the Branch GM/Field Rep vacancy last year for six months.

New Business:

Glen McNeil congratulated the group on a positive meeting and confirmed a recent decision in Pakistan that if any animals are tested positive for leukosis in the shipment from Canada, the whole load will be slaughtered. He suggests that the industry and industry partners consider and pull together to see if leukosis testing is something that should be pursued. The need to provide a positive image to consumers that products come from healthy animals is imperative. Glen encouraged Holstein Ontario and Holstein Canada to consider advancing leukosis testing for the benefit of the producers.

Gordon Dodge declared that years ago when he was on the Board, leukosis was discussed numerous times but never got anywhere with it. The export business isn’t what it once was. In 1991 when the BSE issue came out, at that time they tried to divide Canada into sections so that if one part of the country was infected the other part could still do business. Gordon asked the Branch to push this again with Holstein Canada and Ottawa.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 3:15 p.m. Attest:

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Results of Resolutions carried at 2016 Ontario Branch Annual Meeting 1. Be it resolved that Holstein Canada reinstate inputting all county show results on an animal’s pedigree, regardless of the total number of animals at said show.

The Holstein Canada Show Committee, comprised of members from across Canada who meets once/yr, discussed this topic at their January 2017 meeting. The Holstein Canada Board of Directors will review Show Committee’s report at their Feb 23rd meeting. This resolution is outstanding until further notice.

2. Be it resolved that Holstein Canada automatically label / recognize these offspring as polled (POC).

Following a review of this resolution with the Board of Directors, polled offspring of homozygous polled parents will be automatically coded at the time of registration. This enhancement will be scoped and prioritized for implementation into the registration process. When completed, the details will be communicated in the Info Holstein.

3. Be it resolved that Holstein Canada offers a Summer Calf Class at the RAWF.

The addition of the class has been accepted by the Royal and was implemented at the 2016 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF). There were 19 calf entries (16 for B&W and 3 for R&W) at the 2016 RAWF Summer Calf Classes.

4. Be it resolved that Holstein Canada, with the new Herdbook, make it possible to add the name of a junior member to the main membership under the same herd prefix.

To allow junior members on the family farm to be authorized to use the parents / herd prefix, a by-law chang is required for 11.14.1 – Prefix Names. If this by-law is approved by the membership and by the Federal Minister of Agriculture; in accordance with the Animal Pedigree Act, the Board of Directors will define usage procedures. Membership can vote on this By-Law amendment at the National 2017 AGM.

Resolutions To Be Discussed At 2017 Ontario Holstein Branch AGM 1. Resolution from Ontario Judges Committee To be presented at the 4 District Executive Club meetings.

Whereas Ontario and Quebec have provincial Judges committees and judging programs in place to enhance the training of Judges. Whereas we need to develop, promote and utilize our Canadian Judges domestically and internationally. Whereas a national committee could advise on; national Judges listings, judging and showmanship manuals/videos, content for National judging schools, International judging assignments and promoting Judges at domestic and international levels. And Whereas the importance of continuity and communication between the Branch and Holstein Canada is paramount for the success for any program.

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Therefore, be it resolved that a National Judges Committee be formed similar to the following:

The National Judges Committee would be comprised of 8 committee members; 2 members from the Ontario Judges Committee, 2 members from the Quebec Judges Committee, 1 judge representing Western Canada Judges, 1 Judge representing Maritime judges, 1 Holstein Canada Director and 1 Holstein Canada Staff member (non-voting). The committee would meet annually and additional meetings could be held by conference call. Committee member judges would serve a minimum 3 year term provided they are an active judge and are a committee member of their provincial branch judges committee if applicable. The committee would annually elect a chairman. The committee would report annually to the Holstein Canada Board of Directors.

2. Resolution from Durham County Holstein Club

Whereas Holstein Canada was founded as a member association that values accuracy and transparency. Whereas Holstein Canada conducts annual membership voting concerning Director elections, National Judge selection for RAWF, and annual award selection for Cow Of The Year.

Therefore be it resolved that Holstein Canada’s Board of Directors implement a secure system that ensures proper identification of members on ballets, transparency and accuracy of voting procedure involving all Holstein Canada membership votes.

3. Resolution from Durham County Holstein Club

Whereas “Cow Signs” are an important part of promotion in barns and at shows. Whereas the required information is on the web on a cow’s animal information sheet.

Therefore be it resolved that Holstein Canada develop a printable “Cow sign” section on the web page to allow instant, up to date sign for easy use on farm and at the show.

4. Resolution from Lambton County Holstein Club

Whereas the Master Breeder award is a coveted award for the Holstein membership across Canada. Whereas it appears that the premise of the award is based on percentage of registrations submitted. And Whereas it is awarded to a membership based on prefix.

Therefore be it resolved, that the award be presented with the following adjustments to reflect the importance of a membership award. As an example, a Master Breeder Shield be presented to approximately 1 in every 200 prefixes per category.



Registrations (2016)

819 904 752 481 569 413 192

4 4 4 2 3 2 2

7-14 (154,152) 15-19 (250,454) 20-24 (266,615) 25-29 (207,948) 30-39 (309,432) 40-59 (312,640) 60+ (269,366)

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# Shields Awarded Currently 2 3 3 2 3 4 3

President’s Message Hank Hazeleger

It’s my pleasure to welcome everyone to the 35th Annual General Meeting of The Ontario Holstein Branch and I thank you all for coming! It has been an honour for me to serve as the President of The Board this past year. Our industry, like many others, is constantly changing. This past year has not been without its challenges, but I think that if you remain positive, challenges can be healthy for any organization or business as it gives you the opportunity to realize where you can improve and helps you identify strengths and weaknesses. I can say with confidence that in working through these challenges, the service to our members has continued at the level you have been accustomed to and deserve, largely due to the efforts of our hard working and very committed staff as well as the support of Holstein Canada and their staff. I also want to thank you, the members, for your patience as we address these challenges.

level in Ontario was strong this year with registrations and classifications being up from the previous year, the Board voted to increase the membership fee by $15.00 to coincide with Holstein Canada’s increase. It is the first increase in the past ten years and we felt it was necessary to maintain the level of service to which our members are entitled. The Board also acts as an advocate for other issues affecting our members and has representation on and provides input on various programs like DFO’s Proaction program, CDN industry meetings, Genetic Evaluation Board and we are a strong supporter in the fight against stray voltage, which can have a devastating impact on a dairy herd. Another big part of our mandate is to promote Ontario Holsteins and the people that own them. We have done this primarily through The Link magazine and, while we may have been a little slow catching on, we continue to do more and more via social media. Our Holstein shows, be it at the county or regional level, also play a big role in promoting our cows and it is encouraging to see the enthusiasm for shows continue as many were up in numbers last year. I want to congratulate all of our Ontario Master Breeder Award winners this year as well as all the other award winners. Also thank you to all of the host farms on the district tours this year and to all members who open their barns to visitors and fellow breeders. Your efforts go a long way in promoting our breed.

Every March we attend the Joint Branch/National meeting at Holstein Canada where we find out what other Provincial Branches are doing, what programs are working for them and what issues are facing our industry. I am proud to say that many of the programs started right here in Ontario have been adopted by other Branches or have even gone National. The Branch is actively involved in developing, supporting and enhancing programs to benefit our members and especially our youth. Programs such as the Inter-County Judging Competition, Junior Shows, Dairy Sen$e, and educational scholarships are just a few examples of these worthwhile youth opportunities. Additionally, we will be looking to take the Junior All-Ontario Show Program, which started in 2015, to the next level with the possibility of a standalone show in 2017. Thank you once again to Holstein Canada for their support of this program in Ontario.

A big thank you to the AGM organizing committee and to all industry partners and anyone else that has sponsored or supported this event and any of the other events held across the province. I want to personally thank our staff for their commitment to The Branch. Adrian as interim GM, Mary in the office, Angela and Kris in the field, and Andrea with The Link. They all put their heart and soul into The Branch. I also want to mention Ava Doner who was our summer student last year and did an amazing job. Thanks to you, the Holstein Ontario members that continue to use the breed improvement tools offered by Holstein Canada such as registration, classification and genomic testing and for realizing the value in using them, not only for your individual operations but also for the betterment of the industry as a whole.

All of these programs do, however, take a lot of staff time, resources and money to facilitate. Although the activity

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Lastly I want to thank my wife Nancy for her support and my family for stepping up at home while I was attending various meetings. We’ve had a busy and challenging couple of years at home as well and it is very reassuring to know that your family is always there for you.

We have a strong Board of Directors and I thank them for their support throughout the year. In my seven years on the Board we have always been able to have frank and open discussions on any issue, and although we might not always agree, we respect everyone’s opinion and do our best to make decisions with the interests of the members in mind. Thanks to Ian Fraser, our Past President, for his eight years of service and welcome to Cole Verburg as his replacement on the Board. I also welcome Hans Pfister from Perth County to replace me as Director for The Western district.

Interim General Manager’s Message Adrian Vander Wielen

Holstein Ontario turns 35 years old as an organization and I have had the privilege of being part of most of them, having completed 30 years of service early last fall. Late October I was asked by the Board to act as interim GM until the next team leader is trained and in place. This has been a fun challenge for the past four months. For the second consecutive year we are going through a transition - something that occurs within many organizations. However, given the small size of our organization, the impact is significantly greater. Being short a staff member (and in this case having it happen at one of the busiest times of year) leaves a 17 per cent void. Having said all that, I have committed my career to this organization and have harnessed my passion for both the industry and the people in it to see this challenge through successfully.

the success of an outstanding TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic, with all of its changes, we ran a successful AllOntario competition with over 220 entries, we had staff at 34 of 36 clubs AGM’s with Directors in attendance at the other two, we had staff at virtually all planning meetings, we completed the largest issue of the “Link” magazine this year in a much-reduced timeline, we assisted in the organization of today’s AGM, overhauled the Ontario Judges’ list, and ran two Judges’ Workshops. In addition, many plans have been put in place for upcoming events throughout the spring and summer and there is a lot of behind the scenes work to make these events run smoothly. We sincerely appreciate the support of our clubs and thank everyone for their understanding and co-operation during this time of change. Some members have suggested the possibility of continuing to staff the Branch with the current number of employees. However, given that farm visits are behind schedule, I am pleased to say that for a short term, Amanda Comfort of the Niagara area will be helping with field work and Breeders’ Cups in the West-Central district. She has already assisted with starting two new members up in Grey County as well as a registration catch-up in Wellington County. Ontario still remains more than seven hours east to west and similar north to south and regardless of location, all members are important. Reducing staff is not a new suggestion and I am confident in the Board’s ability to constantly evaluate members’ needs with the staff needed to deliver in a cost-effective way the many programs supported by the Branch. Over the past 15 years, 10 counties have amalgamated to form five clubs, similarly seven shows have joined forces or opened up to allow exhibitors from neighbouring counties to participate to keep shows meaningful. Results are best when membership decides the changes for what’s best for its club and their members.

If you did not already know, Holstein Ontario is blessed with an outstanding team of employees (Andrea, Kris, Angela and Mary) who regularly anticipate the needs of the Board, clubs and members. Their passion, dedication and professionalism to the membership, and to each of the fellow employees have been tested daily. It is with pride that I stand here today to say that as a team in the past four months, we have achieved a great deal of success under extenuating circumstances. We contributed to 35th Ontario Holstein Branch


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Interim General Manager’s Message cont’d The role of the Ontario Branch and COMPARISON OF BRANCH ACTIVITY OVER 30 YEARS its field staff has evolved and changed 1986 2016 with the times, especially in the area # of Directors 13 8 of youth education programs. In the Staff 5 6 past 15 years the Dairy Youth Trust Registrations 78,328 105,279 Fund was established and we have Transfers 35,524 12,566 gone from no Junior Shows to four Milk Producers 10,131 3,705 regional Junior Shows annually with Members 7,229 3,864 over 300 participants in 2016. Dairy New Members 302 97 Sen$e (a financial management Cows Classified 56,542 92,724 short course) is in its seventh year Herd visits 4,654 7,573 Registration Fees $15.00 $10.08 with 40-45 participants annually and The Link magazine is also starting its seventh year, delivering interesting stories about outstanding young people go on to become outstanding members and recognizing top producing and classifying dairymen, veterinarians, AI personnel, feed advisors, cows in Ontario. Breeders’ Cup competitions are being held bankers, classifiers, lawyers and equipment salespeople. within every club and District Farm Tours are being held So today’s message has focused on people and the role we all across the province, showcasing some of the best managed play as staff, Board members, club members and industry operations out there. partners to continue to develop our Ontario cow which is We went from having minimal involvement with the 4-H respected worldwide for her ability to economically produce Classic to being responsible for all the administration. We large quantities of milk over a long and trouble-free life. I award $8,000 in Scholarships annually and partner with congratulate and thank those people who take an active role Holstein Canada on the Young Leader Program and the in this development. Best wishes and much success in the European Young Breeders School. The Dairy Youth Award upcoming year. Each year offers new challenges - together has sent 37 groups to Wisconsin and the Inter-County in this great Holstein fraternity we can overcome them all. Judging competition is in its 27th year. It’s quite likely that many in this room have benefited directly or indirectly from these outstanding opportunities. All these programs are an investment into the future of the industry and many of these

By-Law Change

Vote at February 2017 AGM Repeal

The majority of the Directors shall constitute a quorum at meetings of the Board. Fifty (50) Members shall constitute a quorum at meetings of the Members. And Replace with

The majority of the Directors shall constitute a quorum at meetings of the Board. Forty (40) Members shall constitute a quorum at meetings of the Members.

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Holstein Association of Canada - Ontario Branch Statement of Operations For the year ended December 31


Revenues Activity levy Administrative services Amort. of deferred intangible asset contributions Magazine Miscellaneous Ontario membership fees Promotions Youth programs


Expenses Advertising Amortization - automobiles Amortization - website Annual meeting Automobile Bank charges Buyholsteins.com (net) Consulting Employee benefits Grants to championship and major shows Insurance Madison show Magazine Meetings and officers Miscellaneous Office supplies Postage Professional fees Printing Promotion Rent and office charges Salaries Special services and projects Telephone Travel Youth programs

Deficiency of operating revenue over expenses before other income (expense) Other income (expenses) Investment income Loss on disposal of capital assets Realized gain on disposal of investments Unrealized gains (losses) on investments

Deficiency of revenues over expenses


368,329 4,000 73,556 951 182,412 14,108 3,965



354,856 4,555 4,611 88,192 882 182,396 3,072 3,825



1,025 14,768 980 24,381 1,497 16,593 62,949 5,000 6,072 4,000 54,815 43,683 227 2,345 1,588 9,684 206 25,886 13,200 410,581 1,574 5,170 22,960 5,792

2,888 16,275 5,167 2,890 26,346 1,816 219 47,107 58,113 5,000 5,594 3,400 60,685 36,525 325 4,985 1,158 9,184 549 15,371 13,200 335,728 2,737 6,671 21,630 3,340





15,869 (3,857) 3,230 16,653

23,816 (1,878) (4,934)




The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

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Holstein Association of Canada - Ontario Branch Statement of Financial Position As at December 31



Assets Current Cash (Note 3) Accounts receivable (Note 2) HST receivable Prepaid expenses Restricted short-term investments (Note 4)


Restricted cash (Note 3) Restricted long-term investments (Note 4) Long-term investments (Note 4) Capital assets (Note 5)

2,090 67,824 4,896 114,465


42,357 11 6,126 -



57,053 433,047 42,642 34,458

83,834 620,791 55,583






8,506 1,343 35,288


7,504 34,100

Liabilities and Net Assets Current Accounts payable and accrued liabilities HST payable Deferred revenue (Note 6)

Net assets Unrestricted assets (liabilities) Internally restricted assets (Note 7)




106,773 604,565

(11,514) 778,612






On behalf of the Board: _______________________________________ Director _______________________________________ Director

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The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.


Holstein Association of Canada - Ontario Branch Notes to the Financial Statements December 31, 2016 1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies Nature and Purpose of Organization

Holstein Association of Canada - Ontario Branch promotes and supports the continuing improvement of the Holstein breed in Ontario for the benefit of the members and the dairy industry. Core functions include education, promotion, youth involvement and industry cooperation.

Basis of Accounting

The financial statements have been prepared using Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations.

Internally Restricted Funds

The general reserve fund maintains an adequate level of reserves to sufficiently cover all outstanding financial obligations for one 9-month operating cycle. Such obligations would include salaries and severance, storage of technical data, as well as complete any current projects. This fund could also be used to suspend the activity levy for a year should there be any disasters in the dairy industry. The Ontario Branch Youth fund consists of internally restricted funds to be used for the Ontario Dairy Youth Awards program, the 4-H Inter-County Judging Competition, and Ontario Branch Youth Programs. These funds are held in an investment account and will be used as related expenses are incurred.

Contributed Materials and Services

Use of Estimates

The GayLea Foods Trust Fund consists of restricted donations from GayLea Foods to be used for sponsorship for specific production awards. These funds are held in a savings account and will be used as related expenses are incurred. Contributed materials and services which are used in the normal course of the organization's operations and would otherwise have been purchased are recorded at their fair value at the date of the contribution if fair value can be reasonably estimated. The preparation of financial statements in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates and may have impact on future periods.

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Holstein Association of Canada - Ontario Branch Notes to the Financial Statements December 31, 2016 1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued) Revenue Recognition

The organization follows the deferral method of accounting for contributions. Restricted contributions are recognized as revenue in the year in which the related expenses are incurred. Unrestricted contributions are recognized as revenue when received or receivable if the amount to be received can be reasonably estimated and collection is reasonably assured. Services for membership fees and activity levies are recognized as revenue when service is rendered. Magazine revenues are recognized as revenues when the issue has been distributed and no significant obligations are remaining. Unrestricted investment income is recognized as revenue when earned.

Financial Instruments

Financial instruments are recorded at fair value at initial recognition. In subsequent periods, equities traded in active market and derivatives are reported at fair value, with any change in fair value reported in income. All other financial instruments are reported at cost or amortized cost less impairment. Transaction costs on the audition, sale or issue of the financial instruments are expensed for this items measured at fair value and charged to the financial instrument for those measured at amortized cost. Financial assets are tested for impairment when indicators of impairment exist. When a significant change in the expected timing or amount of the future cash flows of the financial asset is identified, the carrying amount of the financial asset is reduced and the amount of the write-down is recognized in net income. A previously recognized impairment loss may be reversed to the extent of the improvement, provided it is not greater than the amount that would have been reported at the date of the reversal had the impairment not been recognized previously, and the amount of the reversal is recognized in net income.

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Holstein Association of Canada - Ontario Branch Notes to the Financial Statements December 31, 2016 1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued) Capital Assets

Capital assets are stated at cost less accumulated amortization. Amortization is provided using the following methods and annual rates: Method Rate Automobiles Declining balance 30%

Income Taxes

Holstein Association of Canada - Ontario Branch is a not-forprofit organization under the Income Tax Act and therefore is not subject to either federal or provincial income taxes.

Foreign Currency Translation

Foreign currency transactions are translated at the rates of exchange in effect at the dates of the transaction. Resulting foreign currency denominated monetary assets and liabilities are translated at the rates of exchange in effect at the balance sheet date. Gains and losses on translation of monetary assets and liabilities are included in net income.

2. Related Party Transactions The organization is a provincial branch of the Holstein Association of Canada ("the Association"). Each member of the Association is charged an annual membership fee and a levy that is invoiced and collected by the Association and are remitted to the provincial branches pursuant to the by-laws of the Association. Any unpaid amounts at year end are included in accounts receivable. Vehicle insurance and employee benefits are administered by the Association. Due to the structure of the organization, various operating transactions occur between the branch and the Association throughout the year. At December 31, 2016, amounts due from the Association included in accounts receivable on the balance sheet were as follows: 2016 2015 Holstein Association of Canada - memberships Holstein Association of Canada - activity levy


5,200 30,934


5,150 27,655





These transactions are in the normal course of operations and are measured at the exchange amount.

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Holstein Association of Canada - Ontario Branch Notes to the Financial Statements December 31, 2016 3. Restricted Cash Cash and cash equivalents consist of the following: Bank Money market fund B2B Ontario Branch Youth account GayLea Foods account




2,090 3,054 53,627 372


26,742 17 56,703 372





The organization's bank accounts are held at two chartered banks. The value of cash that has been internally restricted is $57,053 (2015 - $83,834). See note 8. 4. Investments 2016 Short-term Guaranteed investment certificate, interest rate at 2.55%, maturing October 2017 Long -term Guaranteed investment certificate, interest rate at 2.55%, maturing October 2017 Canadian common shares Canadian and foreign mutual funds Gay Lea shares, at cost (9,135 shares)







126,055 194,328 155,306


115,169 122,372 283,239 100,011





In the current year, the value of investments internally restricted in the general reserve fund is $547,512 (2015 - $620,791).

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Holstein Association of Canada - Ontario Branch Notes to the Financial Statements December 31, 2016 5. Capital Assets

2016 Cost




Net book value


Accumulated Amortization $




Cost $


Accumulated Amortization $




6. Deferred Revenue Deferred revenue represents membership fees received in the current year that relates to the subsequent year. 7. Internally Restricted Net Assets An internally restricted fund, called the General Reserve Fund, was created by the Board of Directors to cover all financial obligations for a one year period. The fund target is 75% of the operating budget. In prior years, the organization received unrestricted contributions which were subsequently internally restricted for use in Ontario Branch Youth Programs. These funds are held in a separate investment account totaling $53,627 (2015 - $56,703) and will be used as related expenses are incurred. In prior years, the organization received restricted donations from GayLea Foods to be used for sponsorship of specific production awards. These funds are held in a savings account totaling $372 (2015 - $372) and will be used as related expenses are incurred.

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Holstein Association of Canada - Ontario Branch Notes to Financial Statements December 31, 2016 8.

Trust Funds Trust funds held by the Organization on behalf of third parties are not reflected on the balance sheet. As at December 31, 2016 the funds held on behalf of third parties are as follows: - $4,545 (2015 - $3,915) in a savings account, $21,367 (2015 - $33,614) in an investment account and a fund balance of $88,037 (2015 - $108,734) with the Guelph Community Foundation held for the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund. - $16,504 (2015 - $15,597) in a savings account for Ontario Joint Dairy Breeds.


Financial Instruments Credit risk Credit risk is the risk that one party to a financial instrument will cause a financial loss for the other party by failing to discharge an obligation. The organization is exposed to credit risk resulting from the possibility that a customer or counterparty to a financial instrument defaults on their financial obligations; if there is a concentration of transactions carried out with the same counterparty; or of financial obligations which have similar economic characteristics such that they could be similarly affected by changes in economic conditions. The organization's financial instruments that are exposed to concentrations of credit risk relate primarily to its investments and accounts receivable. Management considers its exposure to credit risk over investments to be remote as the organization holds cash deposits with various major financial institutions. Accounts receivables are not concentrated significantly and therefore the carrying amount of accounts receivable represents the maximum credit risk exposure. Liquidity risk Liquidity risk is the risk that the organization will encounter difficulty in meeting its obligations associated with financial liabilities. Liquidity risk includes the risk that, as a result of operational liquidity requirements, the organization will not have sufficient funds to settle a transaction on the due date; will be forced to sell financial assets at a value, which is less than what they are worth; or may be unable to settle or recover a financial asset. The organization is exposed to this risk mainly in respect of its accounts payable. The organization’s approach to managing liquidity is to ensure, as far as possible, that it will always have sufficient cash flows to fund its operations and to meet its liabilities when due,S under both normal and stressed conditions. The organization maintains a portion of its invested assets in liquid securities.

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Holstein Association of Canada - Ontario Branch Notes to the Financial Statements December 31, 2016 9.

Financial Instruments (continued) Interest rate risk Interest rate risk is the risk that the fair value or future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of changes in market interest rates. The organization is exposed to changes in interest rates related to its investments in marketable securities. The organization’s primary objective is to ensure the security of principal amounts invested and provide for a high degree of liquidity, while achieving a satisfactory return. The organization mitigates interest rate risk on investments by diversifying the durations of the fixed-income investments that are held at a given time and by investing in fixed income vehicles backed by a chartered bank. Currency risk Currency risk is the risk that the fair value or future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of changes in foreign exchange rates. As at year end, investment balances of $194,328 are denominated in US dollars and converted into Canadian dollars at the exchange rate in effect at year end. The organization considers this risk to be acceptable and therefore does not hedge its foreign exchange rate risks. There have not been any changes in the risks described above from the prior year.

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Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund Supporting and Educating Ontario’s Dairy Youth

The Trust Fund supports a number of youth programs in Ontario.

Accumulated 2016 Donations

• Scholarships


• Inter-County Dairy Cattle Judging Competition

Grand Valley Fortifiers

• Junior Shows


• Ontario Dairy Youth Award


Jennifer Peart Bruce and Debra Whale

Terry Beckett Brenda and Russell Bennett Jean Hess • University Programs Ted Morwick THANK YOU to all our donors, members, volunteers and supporters for helping with programs during the year that educate, encourage and assist the young people who are the future of our industry. Since its inception in 1994, the Trust Fund has expended $743,400 towards supporting these programs. • Dairy Sen$e

Purpose of Committee

Committee Members

In 1994, the Ontario Joint Dairy Breeds committee was formed to collaborate resources in order to offer strong dairy youth programs for all dairy breeds. The Toronto Stockyards Fund was developed with dairy industry funding available through the Ontario Milk Marketing Board. In 1999, the committee received the funding that was requested with focus to be put on youth and educational programs for all breeds. Programs presently supported are: Inter-County 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Competition, Junior Shows, Youth Seminars, Dairy Cattle Evaluation Clinics, Dairy Sen$e, Recognition Awards, Scholarships, High Herd Certificates and University Workshops/Projects.

The dairy breed organizations will have one representative appointed to sit on the committee with terms decided by the individual breed organization. Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the committee member are to bring updates of youth programs from their breed organization, give insight into funding opportunities and give approval of the Ontario Joint Dairy Breeds annual budget. Each breed will have one vote with staff recommendations taken into consideration. Administration

The Ontario Holstein Branch has acted as the administration of the committee since 1994.

Mission Statement

“Providing support to youth programs that are available through Ontario’s dairy breed organizations.”

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2016 All-Ontario Awards CLASS



GLENNHOLME DOORMAN REGGAE Glennholme, Signature & Todd Ewards QUALITY SOLOMON LUST Beckridge, Oscar Dupasquier, Quality, & Agriber Societa Agricola SRL KAY-BEN-I CG CHEEZIE Velthuis Farms Ltd.

Junior Calf Intermediate Calf

Senior Heifer

Summer Yearling

NORDALE MCCUTCHEON PIGEON Clarkvalley, Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms & Peter Leach

Junior Yearling


Intermediate Yearling


Non-milking Senior Yearling

RUBIS GOLDWYN REBEKA Gracehaven & Royal Lynn VOGUE CATTLE CO. HIGH POINT GAY IVORY High Point Farms BELFAST DOORMAN LUST Blackrock Livestock, Cormdale Genetics, Silvercap Holsteins & Vogue Cattle Co. LEACHLAND ATWOOD MEGABYTE Agriber Societa Agricola SRL, Beckridge & Quality LOYALYN DUPLEX VANESSA Clarkvalley, JM Valley Holstein & Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms EASTSIDE LEWISDALE PERCISION Up-Ridge Holsteins

Junior Breeder's Herd Milking Senior Yearling Jr. 2 Year Old

Sr. 2 Year Old

Jr. 3 Year Old

Sr. 3 Year Old

4 Year Old

5 Year Old Mature Cow Breeder's Herd Junior 4-H Calf Intermediate 4-H Calf Senior 4-H Calf Summer Yearling 4-H Calf Junior Yearling 4-H Calf 4-H Calf owned by 4-H Member

BOSDALE GOLD LUSTER Beckridge, Oscar Dupasquier, Quality & Agriber Societa Agricola SRL KINGSWAY SANCHEZ ARMADILLO Kingsway Farms VALE-O-SKENE PURE GOLD ABIGAIL Vale-O-Skene Holsteins BOSDALE FARMS CROVALLEY ARMANI ALAREECE Exhibitor: Vanessa Crowley QUALITY SOLOMON LUST Exhibitor: Julie French EMBRDALE FINESSE FEDERAL Exhibitor: Erin Warwick KINGSWAY BEEMER ARTWORK Exhibitor: Logan Merrett RIVERDOWN ATWOOD JIGGALEA Exhibitor: Justin Velthuis SIGNATURE B SPECTRA Owner & Exhibitor: Emma Farlinger

FRAELAND DOORMAN BONNIE Fraeland Farms & Jeff Stephens GENDARRA ARMANI HEAVEN Gendarra Farm VOGUE OCTANE SUNSTRUCK Blackrock Livestock, Cormdale Genetics, Silvercap Holsteins & Vogue Cattle Co. BARRVALLEY DOORMAN LIZ Silvercap Holsteins & Vogue Cattle Co. BOISBLANC SEAVER ELMA David Dyment, Kevin Jay Doeberiener, Lindsay Bowen & Michael Heath SMITHDEN HILTON IZZY Clarkvalley, Eaton, & Peter Leach CERPOLAIT DOORMAN ROSELYNE Velthuis Farms Ltd. KINGSWAY FARMS VALE-O-SKENE GOLDWYN KARMILLA Hodglynn, Jim Phoenix & Ferme Blondin PIERSTEIN ATWOOD GABIGAELLE Gary Troup, Vale-O-Skene Holsteins LINDENRIGHT GOLD ANNABEL Hodglynn Holsteins & Crackholm Holsteins JEANLU STANLEYCUP ALEXIS Signature Holsteins WALNUTLAWN MCCUTCHEON SUMMER David Dyment, Michael Heath & Sebastein Dion MILKSOURCE GOLDWYN JENAY-ET Royal Lynn Holsteins FRAELAND FEVER BLANA Ron & Travis Canning KINGSWAY SANCHEZ ARANGATANG Kingsway Farms KINGSWAY FARMS FRAELAND DOORMAN BONNIE Exhibitor: McKenna Stephens FARROW MCCUTCHEON NECESSITY Exhibitor: Cally Finley HODGLYNN DOORMAN HAZELNUT Exhibitor: Ava Doner EXTRAMILE FAMOUS FEVER Exhibitor: Meghan Kortis CROVALLEY TNT AMMO Exhibitor: Dawson Turcott KINGSWAY DOORMAN DEBBIE Owner & Exhibitor: Lars Zeldenrijk


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Combined Component Awards 2016 For Highest Fat & Protein Total Kgs. in Ontario

BRABANTDALE LET IT REIGN, owned by Brabantdale Farms Ltd., Navan

Produced as 1 Year Old in 305 days 16,527 kg. Milk 862 kg. Fat 581 kg. Protein CompositeFP 1,443 BCA (Deviation) 443 (+128) Milk 620 (+298) Fat 488 (+179) Protein BLONDIN MCCUTCHEN ANGELICA, owned by Brabantdale Farms Ltd., Navan

Produced as a 2 Year Old in 305 days 17,890 kg. Milk 891 kg. Fat 562 kg. Protein CompositeFP 1,453 BCA (Deviation) 463 (+163) Milk 614 (+300) Fat 450 (+150) Protein S-S-HOLSTEIN DOBERMAN 2167, owned by Ontario Inc. 1024248, Andy Senn, St. Bernardin

Produced as a 3 Year Old in 305 days 16,752 kg. Milk 836 kg. Fat 611 kg. Protein CompositeFP 1,447 BCA (Deviation) 360 (+48) Milk 478 (+140) Fat 405 (+91) Protein S-S-HOLSTEIN REECE 2059, owned by Ontario Inc. 1024248, Andy Senn, St. Bernardin

Produced as a 4 Year Old in 305 days 20,277 kg. Milk 1041 kg. Fat 597 kg. Protein CompositeFP 1,638 BCA (Deviation) 403 (+91) Milk 551 (+216) Fat 371 (+57) Protein S-S-HOLSTEIN THROTTLE 1680, owned by Ontario Inc. 1024248, Andy Senn, St. Bernardin

Produced as a 5 Year Old in 305 days 18,506 kg. Milk 940 kg. Fat 585 kg. Protein CompositeFP 1,525 BCA (Deviation) 354 (+42) Milk 480 (+142) Fat 352 (+38) Protein ALBADON REGGIE ELLSA, owned by Albadon Farms Ltd., Teeswater

Produced as a Mature Cow in 305 days 20,345 kg. Milk 902 kg. Fat 593 kg. Protein CompositeFP 1,495 BCA (Deviation) 382 (+74) Milk 463 (+137) Fat 359 (+60) Protein

2016 Ontario Outstanding

Dairy Woman Service Award

Now in its fifth year, the Outstanding Dairy Woman Service Award winner for 2016 was Ruth Vogel of Portland. Ruth was recognized for her efforts and accomplishments to serving, promoting and enhancing the dairy industry at the AGM in Cornwall.

Presenting the award are past winners (l to r): Sandy O’Hara, Karen Velthuis, Nancy Beerwort (Ruth Vogel) and Heather Parkin.

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Master Breeders 2016

CARLDOT Larry Krantz, Stratford

CLAYNOOK Dennis & Betty Ann Wagler, Wayne & Mary Wagler, Marcus Wagler New Hamburg

DONNANVIEW Don & Bev Donnan Stirling



David & Cathy Stockdale Asphodel-Norwood

Gord & Pauline McMillan Hastings



Frank, Don, Luke & Jimmy Donkers Branchton

David, Ann Marie & Andrew MacMillan Alexandria



John & Bonnie den Haan Loretto

Paul & Marilyn Leis Elmwood



Allan & Lana Hess Kemptville

Ian & Christina and Austin Pettey, Jim Webb Roseneath


Ontario Branch Presidents (Founded November 1981)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

William Grieve, Dorchester Jack Gillespie, Cambridge Allan Orr, Bradford Campbell Murray, Martintown Court Carmichael, Ilderton Robert H. Brown, Welland Frank Barkey, Blackstock Clarence Diefenbacher, Elmira Gordon Dodge, Cardinal James King, Brampton James Ismond, Powassan Harry Stanley, Norwood Ken Allen, Vankleek Hill Wayne Lennan, Petrolia Brian Coleman, Brantford John Hess, Kemptville Glen McNeil, Goderich John Fraser, Richmond

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19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35.

Steve Walters, St. Thomas Wayne Crossfield, Powassan Dean Warner, Hastings Ron Sleeth, Battersea Doug Karn, Woodstock Gerald Nyman, Bloomfield Russell Bennett, Spencerville Heather Parkin, Owen Sound Ken Empey, Dorchester Dennis Werry, Oshawa Brian Slaughter, Forest Brian Slaughter, Forest Ron Greaves, North Augusta Elvin Petherick, Campbellford Gary Cain, Paris Ian Fraser, Dalkeith Hank Hazeleger, Embro

2016 Ontario Branch Staff

Clockwise from left: Angela Howard (Field Rep), Kris MacLeod (Field Rep), Adrian Vander Wielen (Field Rep & Interim GM), Mary Poirier (Secretary) and Andrea Emond (Link Editor).

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Thank You to our Sponsors ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SPONSORS  Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Co.  EastGen  Farm Credit Canada  Lely  Bank of Montreal  DeLaval  Brant Tractor  TAG  ASB Inc.  Browndale Sires  Renway Energy  Gilbert-McEachern Electric Ltd.  ABS  Bobcat

FUN AUCTION  EastGen  CAS Machining – Darryl Chatterson  Dr. Ted Burnside  Bert Stewart  Estate of Don Brethet  Holstein Canada  The LINK Magazine  Brant-Wentworth County Holstein Club  Dufferin County Holstein Club  Grey County Holstein Club  Haldimand-Norfolk County Holstein Club  Halton-Peel Holstein Club  Niagara Holstein Club  Waterloo Holstein Club  Wellington County Holstein Club  Perth County Holstein Club  Bobcat  Premier Equipment John Deere  Kobota  Elm Bend Farms  Lely  ProVitro IVF Services  Brant Tractor  Agritising Solutions/Farmstead Gallery  Woodstock Dairy Symposium

YEARLY SPONSORS EastGen Junior Shows, Harness Cards, AGM, TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic, Dairy Sen$e, Shows, Judging Schools

John Deere Inter-County Judging Competition, Twilight Meeting Gator Giveaway

TD Canada Trust TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic

Holstein Canada Governance Workshops, Trade Show Partner, Dairy Sen$e, TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic, Judging Schools

Grenville Mutual Insurance Eastern ON Junior Show

Dumfries Mutual Insurance West-Central ON Junior Show

Bruce Witmer Western & West-Central ON Junior Shows

Gay Lea Ontario Dairy Youth Award, Provincial Production Awards, Product

Select Sires GenerVations Judging Schools, Inter-County Judging Competition, All Ontario Competition

Quality Seeds All Ontario Competition

Canadian Livestock Photography All Ontario Competition

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