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Heart of the Herd Finalists County Show Report Lambton County Club turns 75 What Legends are Made of: A visit with the Smiths Ontario Summer Show Results Junior All-Ontario Results Junior All-Ontario Recap in Photos Inter-County 4-H Dairy Judging Youth Feature: Anna DeBoer 2017 Scholarship Winners Top LPI and Pro$ Herds

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Ontario Holstein Branch Office 285 Fountain Street South, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 1J2 Phone: (519) 653-6180 Fax: (519) 653-2129 Email: branch@ontario.holstein.ca www.ontario.holstein.ca EDITOR, Andrea Emond aemond@ontario.holstein.ca DESIGN Andrea Emond, Debra Buchanan AD DESIGN Jessica Willison, Laura Donkers, Leanna Lowry GENERAL MANAGER, Merina Johnston merinajohnston@ontario.holstein.ca SECRETARY, Mary Poirier branch@ontario.holstein.ca CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Ava Doner CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Adrian Vander Wielen, AnnaLena Seemann, Angela Howard, BarnGirls Photography, John Drummond, Lauren Eby, Leanna Lowry, Kris MacLeod, Marcel Emond, Patti Sharp WESTERN ONTARIO REP, Angela Howard almbrown@execulink.com Cell: (519) 535-7769 EAST-CENTRAL ONTARIO REP, Adrian Vander Wielen adrianvw@cogeco.ca Cell: (705) 927-3701

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ON THE COVER: Wes Haggins of Ruthven, Ont. was all smiles after winning Grand Champion with Cityview Braxton Lois at this year's inaugural Junior All-Ontario Show held in Ilderton. Lois is jointly owned by brothers, Wes and Cole Haggins (Weswin Holsteins and BBC Holsteins), and their dad, Brian Haggins (Loralans Holsteins). See full show results on page 30. PHOTO BY ANDREA EMOND.

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FALLING INTO ROUTINE I know many people who consider the fall a good time for a fresh start. While January 1st is typically when most of us set goals for the year ahead, the fall is often when we remind ourselves of those goals, or settle into a regular routine that helps us achieve them. Fall means back to school for the kids and back to work after lazy summer holidays for those of us who work off-farm. It's a welcome return to "normal." One of the questions I always ask dairy farmers who I interview for our Link features, is "What is a typical day like on your farm?" Funny enough, no two answers are ever the same! And what's more, most scratch their heads trying to come up with what a "typical day" means for them. Sure, there are always cows to be milked, but what a dairy farmer does in a day truly varies and depends on a number of things, with the weather weighing heavily into that equation. In this issue of The Link, you'll read about some fascinating people who have made fresh starts in recent years. There's Aaron Smith of Legend-Maker Holsteins who came home to farm with his family eight years ago and has made quite a name for himself in that time. And our Youth Feature, Anna DeBoer, who moved with her family from Holland just four years ago but is already involved in 4-H and achieving great things. As any cow standing in the barn waiting to be milked will attest to, routines are a beautiful thing! Here's hoping you're enjoying the one you've settled into this fall.

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HAVE YOU HEARD? We will be moving our office from Cambridge to our own unique space inside Holstein Canada’s office building in Brantford this month! This is a fantastic move for our organization and our membership as it offers the opportunity for the Branch to more effectively employ its resources, as well as share knowledge and expertise between organizations. As with any big decision, it is important for an organization to reflect on its past, while progressing forward into the future. In pondering the past and future of this organization, I was faced with one important consideration: what is the identity of the Ontario Holstein Branch? An organization’s identity is the foundation upon which its values, mission and strategic plan are built, and so reviewing our identity was vital to ensuring this move was the right move for us. It has become obvious to me over the last few months that what sets this organization apart is people. The Branch's success to date is owed to the diverse farmers that make up our membership, the leadership of its Directors, the committed employees, and the hours dedicated by tireless volunteers (I'm pictured with one of them - John Drummond - at left). And whether the conversation happens at a local Twilight meeting, a drop-in at your farm, or during a phone call, our team is at the service of our membership, the people that built this organization through their belief in the Holstein breed. I suppose that revelation answered the question for me – our identity as an organization is our people. This makes me incredibly excited for the future, as I know the farmers of Ontario well, and in my personal opinion they are truly the best! Cheers to our next big steps and the future of our membership!

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LEGEND-MAKER VICTOR

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A SURPRISE VISIT!

Joan McNealy recently got a surprise visit from her old neighbour and friend, Sheldon Shane. Sheldon took over Joan’s North Star prefix in 2012 when she sold her herd and the two have remained close. This summer, he went to visit her at Rosedale Retirement Home in Brockville, following his Grand Champion Showman and Grand Champion Calf wins at his local 4-H Achievement Day. “Joan couldn’t come to the show this year, so we brought my calf to her!” Sheldon shares that Joan was happy to see him and it was fun seeing the reactions from other residents and hearing their stories from life on the farm years ago. (Photo submitted)

Breakfast on the Farm The Johnston family hosted Food & Farm Care Ontario's Breakfast on the Farm on September 16 on their farm near Listowel, Ont. Visitors from far and wide came to see what life is like on a dairy farm and were treated to a filling breakfast of eggs, sausage, pancakes, and, of course, milk. (Photo: Farm & Food Care)

Luck-ofthe-Draw From winning her as an embryo donated by the Eksteins at the TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic in 2011, to winning Honourable Mention Grand with her at the Eastern Ontario Invitational, Emma Farlinger of Morrisburg, Ont. has had quite an adventure with Quality SC Panama VG-85. Panama is out of Quality Carton Pam EX-97-6E 4*, who has 7 EX daughters and 11 VG. We look forward to seeing more of her in the show ring! (Photo submitted)

Dinner at the Dairy Marr Bros. Farms in Wainfleet, Ont. hosted Niagara’s fourth annual Dinner at the Dairy this year on July 14. Visitors were given the chance to take a guided tour of the farm, pet a baby calf, and watch cows get milked. (Photo submitted)

Triple the fun! July 16 was a special day at Firepower Farm in Elmwood, Ont.. Ed and Anita van Vuuren shared that their cow, Firepower Spidemen 1393 gave birth to triplets (two bull calves and a heifer, pictured here). They put the pregnant cow on a straw pack a few days earlier than they normally do with close-up cows, because they suspected she might be carrying twins. After milking one night, one calf had already arrived. Anita helped pull out the next two fairly easily, due to their small size. “I was a little bit surprised,” she says. “I think this is something you only really experience once in your lifetime!” The dam is doing well, Anita reports, and is back in the herd milking like normal. (Photo submitted)

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My first Excellent Homebred Cow! Secretaries Honoured Two longtime secretaries were recently recognized. Ken Zimmer (left) has been Secretary of the Elgin club since 1995. He was presented with a wooden stool from Sandy Walters at Elgin's 100th Anniversary show. Liz Jones (right) has been Secretary of the Oxford club for 15 years and is pictured here with Angela Howard. Thank you both for everything you do! (Photo submitted)

Having your first homebred cow go Excellent is a BIG DEAL, as Heather Peart of Into Holsteins shares here: “I was very excited this past January to have my very first homebred Excellent cow, Into Vocal Point (Alta Dazzler x Atlas). I purchased her great-grandmother, Ashlane Sybil VG-89-2*, at the Ashlane herd dispersal for $1900. Vocal Point went Excellent days after my 30th birthday, and while milking that night, my dad told me that he was 30 when he got his first excellent cow, Peartome Thunder Joy. I hope to have the same success with this cow family as my dad has had with Joy and her descendants.” (Photo submitted)

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WHO WILL IT BE? Text your vote using the codes below to 587- 409 - 6630 or visit m.smspoll.net to vote online. Contest closes November 15, 2017. One vote per prefix please.

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Redlodge Aeroline Jessie EX-6E 5* (11550)

Ronbeth Stormatic Doll EX-92-8E 2* (11551)

Starbrite Lyster Lyndsay EX-96-4E 3*(11552)

Willowlane Dundee Kailey EX-93-3E 1*(11553)

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3 Daus: 1 EX, 1 VG-87 & one due in March. Embryos by Goldwyn. She has an EX-91 full sister, and many more in the herd. Next Dams: EX-90-2E Jed, EX-2E 4* Leader Sadly, we lost Kailey in July.

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Following in the footsteps of their mother · Knonaudale Mudlet Junior Champion Stormont 2016 · Knonaudale Pretty Mud Junior Champion Stormont 2017

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CountyShow Report DON’T WAIT FOR THE PEOPLE TO COME TO SEE YOUR COW, TAKE THE COW TO THE PEOPLE!

2017 was another successful year for the county shows across Ontario. Some were up in numbers, some were a bit down, but all in all, the shows were well-attended by exhibitors and spectators alike. A lot of work goes into a Holstein show before, during and even after the event itself. Congratulations to all of the breeders and exhibitors of the many outstanding cattle shown at the 30 county shows across Ontario this year!

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Brant-Wentworth Holstein Show August 31, 2017

Dufferin-Wellington Holstein Show September 1, 2017

Judge: Curtis McNeil – 121 Head Junior Champion: Lellavan Solomon Dazzle Royal Lynn Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Gracehaven Rl Cinder Jubilee Royal Lynn Holsteins Grand Champion: Ocean-View Admiral Zamira Bridon Farms Inc. Reserve Grand Champion: Elm Bend Go Crazy Elm Bend Holsteins Premier Breeder & Bridgeview Farms Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: Carl Phoenix – 128 Head Junior Champion: Fraeland Doorman Bonnie Fraeland Farms & Jeff Stephens Reserve Junior Champion: Faraway Doorman Missy Clarkvalley Holsteins, Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms, Peter Leach Grand Champion: Leachland Atwood Megabyte Agriber Societa Agricola SRL, Beckridge, Quality Reserve Grand Champion: Hicklee Brokaw Gypsy Quality Holsteins

Bruce-Grey Holstein Show August 29, 2017

Durham Holstein Show September 7, 2017

Judge: Adam Zehr – 99 Head Junior Champion: Unique Solomon Lovely Unique Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Walkhavern Brady Lola Great Land Farms Ltd. Grand Champion: Webb View Butterballs Mccuchen Hodglynn Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion: Mount Kolb Sanchez Scarlett Cedarpatch Holsteins Premier Breeder & Millbrooke Holsteins Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: Kevin McGriskin – 79 Head Junior Champion: Ronbeth Doorman Sultana Prospect Holsteins, Peter Leach & Clarkvalley Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Mapel Wood Doorman Barbara Silvercap Holsteins, Vogue Cattle Co., Grand Champion: Willdina Sid Trix Jim Phoenix, Joel Phoenix, Ronnie & Ashleigh Maitland Reserve Grand Champion: Oakfield GC Darby-ET T & L Cattle Ltd & Joel Phoenix Premier Breeder & High Point Farms Premier Exhibitor:

Carleton-Russell Holstein Show September 28, 2017

Elgin Holstein Show August 11, 2017

Judge: Steve Fraser – 70 Head Junior Champion: Burmania Doorman Janika Velthuis Farms Ltd. Reserve Junior Champion: Vertdor Jacoby Altitude Velthuis Farms Ltd. Grand Champion: Hendercroft Fever Bazooka Herb Henderson Reserve Grand Champion: MS Dana Epic Dot-ET Breeze Hill Holsteins & Raymond J. Smygwaty Premier Breeder & Quinndale Holsteins Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: John Werry – 74 Head Junior Champion: Narwood Kingboy Hollyberry Don & Diane Catt Reserve Junior Champion: Maplekeys Doorman Spitfire Maplekeys Farms Grand Champion: Smithden Fever Frederika Maplekeys Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Maplekeys Doorman Beauty Maplekeys Farms Premier Breeder & Maplekeys Farms Premier Exhibitor:

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Hastings (Quinte) Holstein Show September 1, 2017

Judge: Glenn Barkey – 85 Head Junior Champion: Lilyking Doorman Anais Bonnechere Holsteins, Lilyking Farm, Trekili Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Hickoryacres French Vanilla Hickoryacres Farms Grand Champion: Windcroft Goldchip Indigo Cory Dickson, Eaton Holsteins, Jamie & Petra Black Reserve Grand Champion: Windcroft Brokaw Eclipse Bryan & Cheryl Dickson Premier Breeder & Sunrest Farm Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: Lorne Briscoe – 76 Head Junior Champion: Kingsway Doorman Anahiem Kingsway Farms, Michael Barnum, William A. Barnum Reserve Junior Champion: Kingsway Solomon Albero Kingsway Farms, Millen Farms Grand Champion: Upper Canada Atwood Delight Kingsway Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Kingsway Dempsey Ruthanne Kingsway Farms Premier Breeder & Kingsway Farms Premier Exhibitor:

Glengarry Holstein Show August 12, 2017

Lambton Holstein Show

Judge: Randy Bullock – 59 Head Junior Champion: Kirklea Doorman Recopy Robert D. Macdonald Reserve Junior Champion: Kirklea Doorman Reprint Robert D. Macdonald Grand Champion: Lochdale Zelgadis Stormy Lochdale Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion: Kirklea Denzel Jiffy Cake Robert D. Macdonald Premier Breeder & Robert D. MacDonald Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: Curtis McNeil – 56 Head Junior Champion: Hodglynn Solomon Hazell Hodglynn Holsteins, Little Star Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Hodglynn Control Thalia Hodglynn Holsteins, Little Star Holsteins Grand Champion: Oakfield Gold Topaz-ET Hodglynn Holsteins, Little Star Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion: Willowlane Lavor Kori Brian Slaughter Premier Breeder & Brian Slaughter Premier Exhibitor:

Haldimand-Norfolk Holstein Show October 3, 2017

Lanark County Holstein Show September 1, 2017

Judge: Dean Karn – 66 Head Junior Champion: Keylas Doorman Kimberly Keylas Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Raeland Beemer Cathleen Erieview Holsteins Grand Champion: Raeland Windbrook Cassie ErieView Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Keylas Windbrook Nova Keylas Holsteins Premier Breeder & Keylas Holsteins Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: Julie McDonald – 91 Head Junior Champion: Raeburn Meridian Demone Evergrow Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Symcroft Envious Nilly Glen Syme Grand Champion: Timcon Makita Fever Timcon Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion: Symcroft Duplex Nicadiddle Glen Syme Premier Breeder & Glen M. Syme Premier Exhibitor:

Halton-Peel Holstein Show September 15, 2017

Lennox and Addington Holstein Show August 5, 2017

Judge: Jason French – 30 Head Junior Champion: Skyline Doorman Gina Skyline Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Sahara Byway Rascal Rough River Holsteins, Geoff Carberry Premier Breeder & Skyline Holsteins Premier Exhibitor:

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Judge: Stephanie Murphy – 49 Head Junior Champion: Lilyking Ahead by a Century Lilyking Farms, Trekili & Bonnechere Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Rockaberry Solomon A Zoo Rock-A-Berry Holsteins Grand Champion: Stoneden Atwood Red Ripple Stoneden Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion: Trekili W A Latin Dempsey Trekili Holsteins and Lilyking Farm Premier Breeder:

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Lindsay Exhibition September 23, 2017

Ontario Holstein Show September 4, 2017

Judge: Kevin McGriskin – 95 Head Junior Champion: Ronbeth Doorman Sultana Clarkvalley, Prospect Holsteins & Peter Leach Reserve Junior Champion: Mountelm Doorman Crisscross Neil & Bryan Anderson Grand Champion: Kingsway Sanchez Armadillo Kingsway Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Embrdale Exquisite Lauthority Embrdale Farm Premier Breeder & Kawartha Holsteins Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: Nathan Thompson – 118 Head Junior Champion: Ronbeth Doorman Sultana Ronbeth Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Mapel Wood Doorman Barbara Silvercap Holsteins & Vogue Cattle Co. Grand Champion: Willdina Sid Trix Ronnie & Ashleigh Maitland, Jim Phoenix, Joel Phoenix Reserve Grand Champion: Oakfield Gc Darby Joel Phoenix And T& L Cattle Ltd Premier Breeder & High Point Farms Premier Exhibitor:

Middlesex Holstein Show August 2, 2017

Oxford Holstein Show August 24, 2017

Judge: Steve Fraser– 87 Head Junior Champion: Cavanaleck Garsemi Beemer Cavanaleck Farms Ltd. Reserve Junior Champion: RNC Solomon Ledaisy Redstone Holsteins Grand Champion: Heather Holme Sid Vala Glen and Curtis McNeil & Kevin Smith Reserve Grand Champion: Dortholme Dempsey Timbit John Dortmans Jr. Premier Breeder & Cavanaleck Farms Ltd. Premier Exhibitor:

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Niagara Holstein Show August 9, 2017

Perth-Waterloo Holstein Show September 15, 2017

Judge: Brian Haggins – 65 Head Junior Champion: Silverholme Doorman F Bella Silverholme Holsteins Ltd. Reserve Junior Champion: Bosdale Doorman W Brandi Dean Oudman Grand Champion: Brookturn Dempsey Chely Brookturn Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion: Feederlane Windbrook Ember Feederlane Farms Premier Breeder: Feederlane Farms Premier Exhibitor: Spierdyke Farms

Judge: Stephanie Murphy – 124 Head Junior Champion: Legacy VM Doorman Too Late David Wideman, Marthaven, Steve Dolson & Dr. Karen Galbraith Reserve Junior Champion: Glen Islay Cinderdoor Misty Andrew Den Haan and Melvin G. Martin Grand Champion: Pleasant Nook Sid Lululemon Pleasant Nook Reserve Grand Champion: Squibbland Emily Gemini K. Dean & Debbie Squibb Premier Breeder & Bosdale Farms Premier Exhibitor:

Northumberland Holstein Show August 11, 2017

Peterborough Exhibition August 12, 2017

Judge: Bruce Mode – 52 Head Junior Champion: Kingsway Doorman Anahiem Kingsway Farms, Michael Barnum, William A. Barnum Reserve Junior Champion: Kingsway Soloman Gorgeous Kingsway Farms Grand Champion: Knonaudale Jasmine Kingsway Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Kingsway Airlift Gosling Kingsway Farms Premier Breeder & Kingsway Farms Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: Kyle Rivington – 95 Head Junior Champion: Aleah Millen Naughty Surprise Aleah Farms Ltd, Matthew & Tyler Yates, Millen Farms Reserve Junior Champion: Crovalley Armani Alareece Crovalley Holsteins Grand Champion: Kingsway Windbrook Jazz Kingsway Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Trent Valley Goldwyn Allnding Trent Valley Holsteins Premier Breeder & Ronbeth Holsteins Premier Exhibitor:

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Reserve Junior Champion: Breamont Dolly S Desire Frankhaven Holsteins Grand Champion: Adieu Lauthority Typhoon Marthaven/Dave Wideman Reserve Grand Champion: Doanlea Amazing Flana Donald Doan & Family Premier Breeder & Up-Ridge Holsteins Premier Exhibitor:

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Prescott Holstein Show August 18, 2017

Stormont Holstein Show September 2, 2017

Judge: Jamie McOuat –99 Head Junior Champion: Bonnie Brae Ape Quinn Bruce & Susan Mode Reserve Junior Champion: Bonnie Brae Mario Emery Bruce & Susan Mode Grand Champion: Bonnie Brae Brokaw Meaka Bruce & Susan Mode Reserve Grand Champion: Bonnie Brae Jasper Janessa Bruce & Susan Mode Premier Breeder & Neil & Bryan Anderson Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: John Crowley – 84 Head Junior Champion: Knonaudale Pretty Mud Knonaudale Farms Inc. Reserve Junior Champion: Knonaudale Igg Knonaudale Farms Inc. Grand Champion: Knonaudale Muddy Knonaudale Farms Inc. Reserve Grand Champion: Knonaudale Denzel Klassy Knonaudale Farms Inc. Premier Breeder & Huybregts Farms Ltd. Premier Exhibitor:

Prince Edward Holstein Show September 8, 2017

Thunder Bay Holstein Show September 4, 2017

Judge: Glenn Barkey – 42 Head Junior Champion: Trekili Wa Lavender Bradnick Waltz Acre Farms Reserve Junior Champion: Waltz Acre Layla Doorman Waltz Acre Farms Grand Champion: Trekili W A Lola Braxton Waltz Acre Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Ourown Sid Urbana Nurseland Farm Premier Breeder & Kuiperscrest Holsteins Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: Dean Karn - 43 Head Junior Champion: Chrishar Uno Cam Chrishar Farms Reserve Junior Champion: Thunderoak Windbrook Shellyne Thunder Oak Farm Grand Champion: Borba-Dyment Carina-Red ET Chrishar Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Olivercrest Doorman Platinum Olivercrest Holsteins Premier Breeder & Chrishar Farms Premier Exhibitor:

Renfrew Holstein Show August 25, 2017

Eastern Ontario Invitational August 16, 2017

Judge: Warren Macintosh – 54 Head Junior Champion: Greenlark Doorman Lassie Greenlark Farms Reserve Junior Champion: Hayway Doorman Colours Hay-Way Farms Grand Champion: Greenlark Diamond Rose Greenlark Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Greenlark Sovereign Shadow Greenlark Farms Premier Breeder & Greenlark Farms Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: Blair Weeks – 120 Head Junior Champion: Glennholme Doorman Reggae Emma Farlinger, Glennholme Holsteins, Signature Holsteins, Todd Edwards Reserve Junior Champion: Shearoad High Octane Becka Velthuis Farms Ltd Grand Champion: Maple-Ain Stanleycup Lockout Maple-Ain Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion: Winright Brokaw Selena Brian Joseph Enright Premier Breeder & Maple-Ain Holsteins Premier Exhibitor:

Simcoe Holstein Show August 24, 2017

York Region Heifer Show September 28, 2017

Judge: Mike West – 140 Head Junior Champion: Unique Golden Ring Clarkvalley Holsteins, Dalton J. Faris, Peter Leach Reserve Junior Champion: Langelands Alonzo Tornado Ross H. Lange & Family Grand Champion: Migno Doorman Gigi Dalton And Allan Faris Reserve Grand Champion: Earincliffe Aftershock Doll Scott Brethet Premier Breeder & Scott Brethet Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: John Devries - 26 Head Junior Champion: Quality Atwood Abba Beckridge Holsteins & Quality Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Budjon-JK HP Da Big Easy Dandyland Holsteins, Fred & Marion Hopkins

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EARINCLIFFE AFTERSHOCK DOLL VG-89-3YR

2-10 Proj. 10,811 415 3.8% 327 3.0% kg (243-253-232) 1st Jr. 3-Year Old & Reserve Grand Champion Simcoe County Show 2017 DAM: Rainyridge Jed Dolorita EX-93-2E 10* Doll’s Daughter: Earincliffe Dempsey Dania 2nd Junior Yearling & member of 1st Junior Herd Simcoe County Holstein Show 2017

CRAIGCREST R BRADNICK RAVEENA VG-89-3YR 3-00 305 12,279 455 3.7% 386 3.1% kg (284-283-276) 1st 4-Year Old & HM Grand Champion Simcoe County Show 2017 DAM: Craigcrest Laurin Gold Rush EX 2nd DAM: Craigcrest Rubies Gold Ring EX-93-2E 4* Her full sister: Craigcrest Rubies Gold Rejoice EX-94-USA All-Canadian & All-American Sr. 2-Year Old 2011

We were very excited to be named both Premier Breeder & Premier Exhibitor at the 2017 Simcoe County Holstein Show, with only having started our milking herd five years ago!

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Thank you to everyone that helped at the show! FRESH COWS, SHOW COWS & GREAT YOUNG COMMERCIAL COWS ALWAYS AVAILABLE!

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2017 COMPETITION GUIDELINES This competition is effective for the 2017 Show Season and is open for residents of Ontario exclusively. • Animal must be shown minimal at one (1) Ontario Branch recognized show to be eligible • Be a Registered Holstein, 75% purity or higher • Be owned by or in partnership with the exhibitor who is an Ontario Resident • Have won 1st or 2nd prize at an Ontario Holstein Branch county or regional show • Have won 1st, 2nd, or 3rd prize at Ontario Spring Discovery, Ontario Summer Show, Eastern Ontario Championship, Autumn Opportunity Show or Maxville Holstein Show. • Have been in the Top eight (8) Ontario owned placings at the 2017 Royal Winter Fair • Only one entry for Junior Breeder’s Herd per exhibitor • Only one entry for Breeder’s Herd per exhibitor • Senior animals must qualify in milking class *Placings at Shows outside of Ontario should be included but are not considered as Qualifying Shows.

RED & WHITE CLASSES - NEW!

• Animal may qualify under the Open Class rules above OR must have been shown at any two recognized Ontario Branch Holstein Shows.

4-H CLASSES

• You must be a member of a 4-H Dairy Calf Club. • You must have shown your project at your club achievement day • 4-H Members must lead their own calf in at least two (2) Ontario Holstein Branch recognized shows but the animal need only qualify in one (1) show to be eligible • Entry form must show calf’s actual placing in the class as well as 4-H placing in the class • Have been 1st or 2nd 4-H Calf (in its class) at an Ontario Holstein Branch county or regional show. • 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4-H Holstein Calf at Ontario Summer Show, Eastern Ontario Championship, Autumn Opportunity Show, Maxville Holstein Show or an Official 4-H Show with 75 or more 4-H members participating in the show. The date and location of these 4-H shows needs to be at the Ontario Holstein Branch office prior to the show date and a complete marked catalogue must be sent to the Branch office no later than 15 days after the shows. • Have been in the Top eight (8) Ontario owned 4-H placings in the Holstein 2017 RAWF Show OR 2017 TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic. • All-Ontario 4-H entries require a separate entry form and photo, listing only those shows where the 4-H member led his/her own calf.

JUNIOR ALL-ONTARIO - NEW!

• Animal must be owned and led by a registered Junior member, or an individual under the age of 25. • Animal must have placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd at the Junior All-Ontario Show in Ilderton or must have placed in the top 2 (two) Junior All-Ontario Owned at any recognized Ontario Holstein Branch Show • Junior All-Ontario entries require a separate entry form and photo, listing only those shows where the Junior member led his/her own animal.

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Owners must submit an official entry via Assist Expo for each animal they wish to enter. Go to https://www.assistexpo.ca/all-ontario-holsteincompetition to enter by November 17, 2017. Note: Each entry for each class requires a photo (see photo requirements at right). A fee of $50 per entry ($25 for 4-H and Junior All-Ontario) applies and can be used towards an ad in The Link. ENTRY DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 17, 2017. For Further Information contact: Ontario Holstein Branch 519-653-6180 www.ontario.holstein.ca/Awards.html www.ontario.holstein.ca

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1. NEW - Summer Calf - born on or after Jun. 1, ’17 2. Junior Calf - born Mar. 1 ‘17 - May 31, ‘17 3. Int. Calf - born Dec. 1, ’16 - Feb. 28, ’17 4. Senior Calf - born Sept. 1, ’16 - Nov. 30, ’16 5. Summer Yrling - born June 1, ’16 - Aug. 31, ’16 6. Junior Yrling - born Mar. 1, ’16 - May 31, ’16 7. Intermediate Yrling - born Dec. 1, ’15 - Feb. 29, ’16 8. Senior Yrling, non-milking - born Sept. 1, ’15 - Nov. 30, ’15 9. Junior Breeder’s Herd, 3 animals bred by exhibitor 10. Milking Yrling - born Sept. ’15, to Feb. 29, ’16 12. Junior 2-year-old - born Mar. 1, ’15 - Aug. 31, ’15 12. Senior 2-year-old - born Sept. 1, ’14 - Feb. 28, ’15 13. Junior 3-year-old - born March 1, ’14 - Aug. 31, ’14 14. Senior 3-year-old - born Sept. 1, ’13 - Feb. 28, ’14 15. 4-year-old - born Sept. 1, ’12 - Aug. 31, ’13 16. 5-year-old - born Sept. 1, ’11 - Aug. 31, ’12 17. Mature Cow - born prior to Sept. 1, ’11 18. NEW - Longtime Production Cow - must have made 60,000 Kgs by show time 19. Breeder’s Herd, Group of 3 animals - bred by exhibitor 20. Junior 4-H Calf - born after Mar. 1, ’17 21. Intermediate 4-H Calf - born Dec. 1, ’16 - Feb. 28, ’17 22. Senior 4-H Calf - born Sept. 1, ’16 - Nov. 30, ’16 23. Summer Yrling 4-H Calf - born June 1, ’16 - Aug. 31, ’16 24. Junior Yrling 4-H Calf - born Mar. 1, ’16 - May 31, ’16 25. NEW - Junior All-Ontario animal - Junior Calf to Senior Calf 26. NEW - Junior All-Ontario animal - Summer Yrling to Senior Yrling 27. NEW - Red & White Calf - born Sept. 1, ’16 - Aug. 31, ’17 28. NEW - Red & White Yrling non-milking - born Sept. 1 ’15 - Aug. 31, ’16 29. NEW - Red & White Junior Cow - born Sept. 1 ’13 - Feb. 29 ’16 30. NEW - Red & White Senior Cow - born prior to Sept. 1, 2013

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS

Your entry must be accompanied by a professionally-taken 5x7 side-shot or digital photograph taken in the current show season and must show the stage of lactation the cow was in when she competed. A Senior Yearling can be nominated in both the milking & non-milking class but, her show winnings are only applicable to the chosen stage. (ie) A yearling could qualify pre-freshening and then qualify after freshening and be eligible for both classes. BUT you must have a picture freshened and nonmilking. It is imperative to denote stage of heifer at time of showing as Milking or Non-Milking when listing show results. Exhibitors may submit three (3) individual pictures of the members of your Breeder’s Herd and Junior Breeder’s Herd; however, group pictures will still be accepted. Photos must be taken in the 2017 show season, showing the stage of lactation.

SELECTION

All qualifying entries received by the deadline will be submitted to a panel of 18 judges who will place their top six in each category, with the following point system: 1st (9 points), 2nd (6 points), 3rd (4 points), 4th (3 points), 5th (2 points) and 6th (1 point). Judges with qualifying entries in the class are blocked from voting on that class. Additionally, 12 randomly- selected voting results will be compiled to determine the All–Ontario winner for each class. Entries not in the top 2, but receiving over 29 points, will be recognized as Honourable Mention. Prior to voting, an effort will be made to allow each entrant 48 hours to review the accuracy of their entry via a live link, as well as view others in the class. Entrants will be notified of final results via e-mail and/or a text message. The results will be published in the Winter 2018 issue of The Link Magazine. Presentation of awards will be made at the Ontario Holstein Branch Annual meeting in February 2018. Results will be considered unofficial and cannot be published by any other company until after presentations are made. the

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BY ANDREA EMOND If you ask Murray Elliott what makes the Lambton Holstein club stand out, his answer is quite simple: “That it’s kept going, I guess!” The 94-year-old has been part of the club since it first began and has seen a lot of changes in that time. He was thrilled to attend the club’s banquet – as he does each year – earlier this spring to mark its 75th anniversary along with his fellow Lambton breeders, past and present. They shared photographs, memories and laughs, and talked about “the early days” when field work was done with horses and threshing days brought neighbours together for labour-intensive, yet enjoyable farm gatherings. Yes, Lambton county is rich with Holstein history. From the record-setting bull purchase that put the wheels in motion, to the proud breeders and the influential cows they continue to breed today, the Lambton Holstein Club has a story worth telling. The actual start date of the club varies, depending on whom you talk to and which records you use. A fire in the 1960s, in which some of the early history was lost, also makes determining an official start date difficult. Dates going back to as early as 1926 have been mentioned and May 26, 1950 was even reported in our magazine in the summer of 2014. But, for all intents and purposes, the club has based its 75th anniversary on a start date of 1942, the year in which the first club minutes were recorded.

A Proud History Lambton County Holstein Breeders are proud of what they have to offer, as stated in the intro of a book commemorating the 1973 Plowing Match held at the farm of J.D. McGuagan in Alvinston. A major source of that pride is the breeding unit they started in 1950 at Reeces Corners, following the purchase of Glenafton Enchanter. The three-year-old bull’s purchase happened rather haphazardly

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and was organized during a bus trip to W.H.C. Ruthven’s dispersal sale, which took place in Alliston on June 20, 1949. According to a report in The Holstein-Friesian Journal the next month, “few of the Lambton County breeders had any idea of doing any buying when some 35 members of the local Holstein club started out at six o’clock that Monday morning on their second annual bus tour which was to include a visit to the Ruthven dispersal.” The article continues to report that it wasn’t until after lunch, while the group was traveling between Orangeville and Alliston, that the idea of putting together a syndicate to purchase Enchanter was developed. Records state Enchanter was out of the highest record daughter (1,204 pounds of fat) of the Century Sire “Monogram” and sired by the six-time All-Canadian bull, "Marksman". The Lambton syndicate was prepared to go up to $20,000 on him, “which was quite a bit of money at the time,” as Murray Elliott, who was on the bus that day, recalls. An excerpt from The Journal takes us back to the excitement that must have ensued that day: Enchanter was, of course, the first animal in the ring. Bidding on him opened at a modest $3,000, moved slowly to $4,000 and there stopped as prospective bidders tried to hide their intentions as long as possible. Then Jack McCague, Enchanter’s breeder who sold him when a few days old for $10,000 to Russell Hood and Bill Ruthven, was invited to add some further evidence of this sire’s potential greatness, and the bids started coming again fairly rapidly until well past $10,000. As the story continues, a syndicate from New York took the bidding to $15,000, and from there, it was a two-way battle, with increments ranging from $50 to $500, between the Lambton bidders and a group from Kent County who made a final offer of $17,000. Harold James, who was tasked with doing the club’s bidding, bought Enchanter www.ontario.holstein.ca


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for $17,100, the highest price bid at a Canadian auction in two years. When he was first brought to Lambton County, Enchanter was housed at Don McLennon’s barn, but shortly after, Lambton breeders built a cement block barn at Reeces Corners. This was the start of the Lambton Cattle Breeding Association, the first A.I. unit in Southwestern Ontario. In addition to Enchanter, the unit housed five or six Holstein bulls and a number of beef bulls as well. Longtime club secretary Richard Somerville of Errolea Farms remembers before the days of frozen semen, when you would just call up the unit and use what was available that day. Bill Brush, who farmed under the Brushdale prefix, shares his memories of having the first heifer calf out of Enchanter. He says the price of semen from Enchanter was expensive at $15 a dose, as compared to the $3 or $4 doses breeders used to pay before that. “He was a good bull, though,” Bill says. “He worked out alright.” The unit continued until 1968 when it amalgamated with the Waterloo and Central Cattle Breeding Associations to form United Breeders Inc. in Guelph, Ont.

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Several prominent cows have hailed from Lambton. One famous one, belonging to Harold James of Sarnia, Ont., was Princess Leader Posch EX 5*(A). Harold and his brother, Wilfred, ran Marlacres Farms and were active on the show circuit. Both Bill Brush and Murray Elliott have fond memories of helping the brothers get ready for shows in London and Toronto; in fact, Bill was just a teenager when he helped prepare Posch for one of her three Grand Champion titles at the Western Fair. Posch made 150,641 litres of milk in eight lactations and was a 2x class leader in 1954. She was named Reserve All-Canadian aged cow in 1955. Throughout the 1980s, Mawacres Warden Patricia EX-3E-15* (B) was the cow that put Lambton on the map. This three-time All-Canadian cow, bred by Wayne C. Maw of Petrolia, Ont., was Junior Champion at the Royal in 1985 and 1st Mature Cow there five years later. Several wellknown and respected breeders owned Patricia in her hey-day, including Albert Crowley of Hastings, Ont., Albert Cormier of Georgetown and Oscar Dupasquier of Guelph, Ont., who bought her as one of his first purchased animals.

PHOTOS: 1. The Lambton Cattle Breeding Association was the first A.I. unit in Southwestern Ontario. It began shortly after the purchase of Glenafton Enchanter in 1949 and continued until 1968, when it amalgamated with the Waterloo and Central Cattle Breeding Associations to form United Breeders Inc. in Guelph, Ont. 2. The first five heifers purchased by Arnold Steven to start his Blueridge herd. 3. The group of Lambton breeders who looked after cattle at the 1973 International Plowing Match (IPM) held at the farm of J.D. McGuagan in Alvinston. 4. Lambton also hosted the IPM in 1923 (held at John Goodison Farm in Sarnia) and 1991 (held at Aywon Acres and neighbouring farms in Petrolia). 5. Sunny Meadows Rag Apple Segis Lass, owned by Harold and Wilfred James, was Grand Champion at C.N.E and All-American 4-Year-old in 1940. Selling for $3,050 at the Blue Ribbon National Holstein Association sale in Wisconsin, she brought the highest price paid for a Holstein female in a consignment sale in at least 10 years, as reported on December 4, 1941 in the Windsor Daily Star. 6. Lambton County 4-H’ers at the Hays Classic. 7. Lambton's 2015 Breeders' Cup participants. 8. Wayne Lennan of Gandiway Holsteins (centre) is presented with a gift of appreciation from l to r: Glen McNeil, Court Carmichael, Steve Walters, Bob Halliday, Ralph Elliott and Fraser Hodgins. 9. Members of the 1953 Lambton County Calf Club pose for a photo. 10. The girls enjoying Lambton's 2015 Breeders' Cup Social. Back (l to r): Avery Maw, Sarah Somerville, Sadie Barnes, front Addison Maw and Sydney Kingdon. 11. Angela Howard with (l to r) Richard Somerville, Basil Stephen and Bill Brush. 12. Bruce James of Marl Acres fame leading at a judging school. 13. Doug Burnley (l) and Ralph Pool cooking at the club's annual chicken barbecue. 14. Murray Elliott, at 16, with his first-place calf, Shore Helen. 15. l to r: Katie, Ross and Jenna Elliott. 16. l to r: Scott McKinley, Kevin Somerville, Kevin Minielly and Darryl Smith. 17. Brian Slaughter helps son, Kyle, on show day. 18. l to r: Harold Gibb, Murray Dewhurst, Harold James, Wilfred James, and fieldman, Jake Perry. 19. The group of Lambton County breeders who travelled on the bus trip to purchase Glenafton Enchanter in 1949. (PHOTO: THE HOLSTEIN-FRIESIAN JOURNAL) 20. The Burnley family captured many show banners over the years. Pictured here (l to r) is Joey, Beth, Doug and Paula Burnley. PHOTOS SUBMITTED.

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Lambton County: 75 Years of Pride continued from page 21 Another county favourite, Don-A-Dale Jet Crystal EX-4E 3* (C ) captured Reserve Grand titles at the Royal in 1990 and at World Dairy Expo the next year. Proving her worth both in the ring and in the barn, she produced 17,883 kilograms of milk as an eight-year-old in 305 days. She was bred by Donald G. Mitchell of Alvinston, Ont., and owned by R. Jack Fraser of Fergus, Ont. and Dr. George Wood of Caledon, Ont. during her big wins in the early 1990s. More recently, Lambton county breeders have given us Errolea Milan Penny EX-92-4E 7* (D), bred by Richard Somerville in 1998 and owned by Ferme Laitiere Rayon D’Or of Quebec (and Comestar prior to that); Willowlane Dundee Abigail EX-92-3E (E ), bred by Brian Slaughter in 2007 and owned by Westcoast Holsteins of British Columbia; and Blue Ridge Leduc Lady EX-96-2E (F ), bred by Blue Ridge Farms Ltd. (Glen Steven) and owned by James and Janelle Hoffman of Wisconsin.

else” and enjoys looking at the cows. Today his son, Ralph, runs the farm (which was renamed Cedar Moor in 1986) and he smiles when he thinks back to the stories his dad used to tell him about farming in the early days. Ralph is proud of what the Lambton club has achieved in its 75-year history (successful plowing match displays, shows, banquets and chicken barbecues come to the top of the list) and is encouraged by the fact that his daughter, Jenna, has expressed interest in taking over the farm one day as the fourth generation.

In conversations with the Lambton breeders interviewed for this story, the phrases “social times” and “fun with the club” came up again and again. The banquets, just like the one held to celebrate the club’s anniversary back in March, are well-attended and a always a fun evening out, says Wayne Lennan, who farmed under the Gandiway prefix up until 2015. He says that the banquets have changed somewhat over the years, with the main difference being that dances are no longer held. Nowadays, the club tries to involve The People Behind it all members of all ages. The roast beef dinners, put on by ladies who are According to Angela Howard, who has been the Holstein Rep in almost into their 90s now, are still as delicious as ever, Wayne says. the county for 24 years, Lambton is unique. “They’re a small county “There used to be all the pie anyone could eat,” he chuckles. “I knew whose main strength is not in size, but in the quality of cattle and one fellow who used to eat almost a whole one himself!” the quality of people,” she says. “They’re just one of those counties Changes to the banquet format aren’t the only ones the county has that’s subtle, graceful and a real testament to the industry.” seen in recent years. These days, there is a trend toward larger herds Murray Elliott is the oldest living past president of the club and but fewer breeders. In that sense, Lambton is not unlike others. remembers the day his parents (William and Cora) joined Holstein What sets it apart though, is the mindset of the ones that are still Canada back in 1942 under the W.J. Elliott & Sons prefix. He has there, and who plan to be there for years to come. “They’re very fond memories of attending the London Judging Competition that family-oriented and there’s a real sense of wanting to help each other year, where he placed second, and being part of the team that won out,” Angela says. “They’re just that kind of people; I think it comes the title for the best group of four calves from Lambton. Murray from being small.” still goes out to the barn every day, “for exercise more than anything

The club's 75th celebration took place on March 10, 2017. Members gathered at the Forest Legion to share a meal, reminisce and browse memorabilia from years past. PHOTO SUBMITTED. ABOVE, l to r: Lambton's 2017 Directors; Lambton County Breeders brought out an array of memorabilia from over the years when they came together to celebrate 75 years last spring; The club's Past-Presidents; Angela Howard has been Lambton's Holstein Rep for 24 years and has developed some great friendships over the years. She attended the club's celebration and is pictured here with President Brian Slaughter (l) and Past-President Kevin Somerville. PHOTOS SUBMITTED.

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Let’s face it – technology is cool and it’s all too easy to see the latest gadget and immediately think, as a major electronics retailer tries to convince us in their advertising, “I Want That!" Like everyone else, dairy farmers love technology and while we tend to marvel at the hi-tech tools available to farmers today, technology and automation are no stranger to the dairy farm. Who remembers – or will admit to being old enough to remember – the introduction of the baler that replaced loose hay loaders? The automatic stable cleaner? The bulk tank and pipeline that replaced buckets and milk cans? They may not have been flashy cloud-based electronics, but as innovative technologies in their time, they revolutionized family farming. Fast forward to 2017 and the era of mobile pocket-sized computing and communication devices…and clouds that don’t mean rain is on the way. Amid all of the tech advancements being pushed at today’s dairy farmer – much of it as revolutionary in driving farm efficiency as the old balers and pipeline milkers – one small Toronto-area tech firm has leveraged a wealth of technology expertise into a pocket-sized device loaded with goodies that directly impact dairy herd health and the dairy farmer’s wallet. In 2013 Dairy Quality Inc. of Newmarket launched a cowside hand-held somatic cell counter that enables in-barn milk quality testing and delivers instant specific SCC test results. Definitely high on the cool scale, but what these folks delivered ranks just as high on the dairy farm operations and financial meter! With the ability to test individual cows at any time and immediately identify problems, milk from cows with high SCC can be isolated from the bulk tank and treatment started on a moment’s notice. It’s not hard to figure out the financial impact on bulk tank milk quality, improved milk productivity, reductions in lost milk and penalty avoidance.

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Special appreciation offer for Ontario Holstein members: For dairy farmers who prefer to manage using an operating expense vs. a capital expense model, Dairy Quality has just launched an all-in bundle that protects pricing for 36 months and includes the Dairy Health Check testing device, all required milk quality test materials based on the farmers' specific requirements, all software app upgrades and a comprehensive 3-year warranty designed to meet the rigors of operation in a dairy barn environment. Tech with real benefits – and a return-on-investment that is easy to calculate using the convenient tool available on Dairy Quality’s website. Crunch the numbers yourself on your mobile device based on your own herd data. If the numbers make sense, it’s cool to join the dairy tech wave … and want it! www.ontario.holstein.ca

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Your Ontario Holstein Branch

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285 Fountain Street South, Cambridge ON N3H 1J2 • 519-653-6180 • branch@ontario.holstein

Across Canada, provincial Branches of Holstein Canada were formed to work closely with members in the province and promote the services provided by the Branch and Holstein Canada. Each province’s Board of Directors sets its activity fees based on the budget it requires to carry out Branch activities and services for the year. Ontario’s fee – currently set at 12% – is added to each registration, classification, verification and pedigree completed by a member. We are one of only two provinces to employ a fulltime staff and pride ourselves on offering an exceptional level of service and value-added activities to our members. Leadership also comes from the provincial Board of Directors that sees policies and represents our members’ visions for the future.

OUR MISSION: 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.

Youth Opportunities ✔ Junior Shows (4 in province) ✔ Inter-county 4-H Dairy Judging ✔ Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic ✔ Dairy Sen$e School ✔ Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund ✔ Youth Awards Ontario Dairy Youth Award, Spirit of 4-H, Holstein Canada Young Adult Convention, Post Secondary Scholarships

✔ Junior All-Ontario Show Program

Member Recognition

Field Representatives – Your Liaison at the Branch, Club and Individual Level!

What does a Field Rep do?

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• Works with County Holstein Clubs to co-ordinate District Tours, Breeders’ Cup Competitions, Twilight Meetings, Young Breeders’ meetings, and other member events

Your Ontario Holstein Field Representative is on hand to help with:

• Assists with County, Regional and National Holstein Show, and sits on regional show committees • Organizes provincial events in their district • Promotes the Holstein Breed at trade shows and industry meetings.

• The use of Holstein Canada services • Record keeping • Problem solving • Breeding advice • Interpretation of industry data

Call Angela Howard (Western Ontario) 519-535-7769, Adrian Vander Wielen (East-Central) 705-927-3701, Merina Johnston (West-Central) 613-360-0641 or Kris MacLeod (Eastern Ontario) 613-795-1396 today!

✔ Master Breeder Award ✔ Outstanding Service Award for Dairy Women ✔ Certificates for High-Achieving cows (Production & Classification) ✔ Classification & LPI Recognition

Breed Promotion ✔ The Link Magazine ✔ All-Ontario Holstein Competition ✔ Dairy Cattle Evaluation Clinics ✔ District Tours ✔ Ontario Joint Dairy Breeds


Holstein Youth Four Junior Dairy Shows were held across the province again this year. These shows are a perfect opportunity for young 4-Hers to compete at a regional level and gain first-hand show experience while having a great time. Thank you to all of the sponsors, volunteers, 4-H leaders and parents who support our Junior Shows each year!

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1. Judge Jonathan Rylaarsdam evaluates calves in the Senior Heifer class; 2. Nevaeh Carmichael and friends share a laugh before the show; 3. Champion Showperson, Taylor Mathers (r) and Reserve Aiden Velthuis receive banners from Judge Rylaarsdam and Grenville Mutual's Ron Greaves; 4. Jasmine Uhr (centre) takes in the show with her mom, Bobbi-Jo (l) and Brittany MacIntosh; 5. Aiden Velthuis (r) with the Grand Champion Calf, Velthuis Atwood Brooklyn and Carter Brown with Reserve, Beslea Goldchip Character. Presenting the banners are 4-H Ambassador, Lyndsay Dickson, and Ron Greaves; 6. A strong lineup in heat one of Junior Showmanship; 7. Ontario Holstein General Manager Merina Johnston presenting the show box to Griffin Moodie; 8. Courtney Henderson gives a lesson in halter-tying to participants on day one. PHOTOS: LEANNA LOWRY.

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Amy Dafoe - Hastings

Dalock Lil Nugget for Amy Dafoe - Hastings

Earincliffe Dempsey Darla for Keaton Phoenix - Durham East

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Dani Karn - Oxford

Alicia Bastiaansen - Middlesex

Joren Nevada Gizmo for Keeton Jones - Oxford

Smithden Hilton Viola for Emily Smith - Oxford

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Hunter Maisonneuve - Grey

Abbey Cocking - Haldimand

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Keylas Doorman Kimberly for Jessica Nagel - Haldimand

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West-Central 1. Day one of the show was filled with learning and fun for these eager participants; 2. Bethany Woodhouse setting up her calf, Foothill Smokin Marco; 3. Participants received some useful pointers throughout the day from Judge Kevin MacLean 4. Cailyn Charlton's calf, Elm Bend Go Harry, with a first-place ribbon; 5. Champion Showperson was Hunter Maisonneuve; Reserve was Abbey Cocking. They are pictured here with Judge Kevin MacLean (r) and Ryan Dufton from Dumfries Mutual; 6. Grace McNab (l) and Kara Kapteyn thank some of the show's sponsors; 7. Jarrod Orok concentrating with his calf, Fraegrove Fever Frankie, in the Intermediate class; 8. 95 young 4-H'ers showed at this year's West-Central Junior Show, which saw five breeds of dairy cattle represented. PHOTOS: LAUREN EBY PHOTOGRAPHY.

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The Smith Family of Mt. Hope, Ont. From l to r: Michelle, Aaron and Hunter Smith; Kendra and Andrew Hunt; Marie and Dale Smith.

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a visit with THE SMITHS aron Smith is the first to characterize some of his ideas as stretch goals. “You don’t pick a prefix like Legend-Maker if you don’t have lofty goals,” he says from his wornin office chair one sunny August morning. After several years of schooling and work, the then 25-year-old Mt. Hope native returned home to Don-Mair Farms eight years ago armed with big dreams and the work ethic to back them up. He chose his prefix at the same time he started making his own sire selections and breeding his own cows. His dad, Dale, supported his goals, but felt it was important for Aaron to have his own prefix. And so, in 2007, Legend-Maker Holsteins was born. 120 animals now carry the prefix, many of which help make up the 69 cows milking at Don-Mair today. The farm’s history dates back to 1942, when Aaron’s grandparents, Don and Marion Smith, decided to start a farm as something they could work together on during their retirement years. Don was a schoolteacher at the time, and until he retired, it was very much up

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to his wife, Marion, to take care of the daily chores until summer vacation came around. On a felted banner framed near the original barn’s entrance, Aaron’s dad, Dale, is listed as the herdsman. Dale has worked on the farm since graduating from high school, and today looks after the day-to-day operation of the farm including milking, cropping, tractor maintenance and everything in between. As in many operations, roles are constantly evolving and everyone pitches in to make things work. Aaron’s younger sister, Kendra – a registered Massage Therapist by trade – keeps the farm books and her husband, Andrew – who comes from a non-farming background – is the farm’s “resident handyman”. Kendra and Andrew, along with Aaron’s mom, Marie, all milk at various times throughout the week and the couple is also responsible for day-to-day chores. A neighbour down the road, Brooke Young (aka “calf mom”), is at the farm fulltime during her summers off from university and is responsible for caring for the calves. Aaron’s wife, Michelle, is currently on maternity leave with their 8-month-old son, Hunter, and helps with relief milking alongside Aaron when she’s not busy as a Branch Manager

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acres. Calves receive freechoice calf-starter and six litres of whole milk per day Aaron, himself, focuses on up until 12 weeks of age, to sire selection and ration work which Essential Lipids for and takes pride in providing Life are added in the form top-notch animal care on an of Thrive Milk Supplement. individual basis. He looks after Aaron has been so impressed most of the calvings (relying on with the reduction in scours a camera system at night from and sick days and increased his home just down the road) average daily weight gains and has dealt with everything — Aaron Smith he’s witnessed in the calves from a twisted uterus to a set since he started feeding the of twins coming out backwards Omega-3 balancer five year ago, that he’s now a dairy consultant for with no legs presenting. “Unless it’s a cesarean, I can handle it,” he the company across Southwestern Ontario. says, living up to his nickname, the cow whisperer. He’s grateful for the advice and mentorship received from the late Dr. Bruce Robinson On the genetic side, investments in cow families and marketing the and others including Dr. Matt Walker from the Oxford Vet Clinic, descendants of those families have paid off. In 2010 their classification nutritionist Bill Topp from Minor Bros., Barb Bell from PMT and, was 4 ME, 2 EX, 37 VG and 28 GP. Today they count 19 ME, 10 of course, his dad. Aaron’s expertise in herd health has allowed the EX, 50 VG and 19 GP animals in the barn, with an average score of farm to eliminate much of its vet work, fulfilling a goal originally set 87.2. The Smiths are currently using 20 per cent proven, sexed bulls when he first returned home. (Control, Brewmaster and Doorman) and 80 per cent young sires including Wilt Emilio, Siemers Apples Army RC, S-S-I Silver Spike, In addition to good old-fashioned hard work ethic, it’s the Smiths' OCD Firstclass Callen, KH Cinderdoor, Jacot Red, sexed Stantons willingness to try new things – be it in regards to rations, genetics Chief, and, most recently, Legend-Maker Victor, a bull they put into or infrastructure – that’s been the key to their success. On the feed service at Semex in June. “If you don’t have confidence in your own side, cows receive a pellet form of product called Essential Lipids bulls, it’s hard for others to use them,” says Larry Bishop of EastGen for Life throughout their entire life-cycle, on top of a custom-mixed who came to breed high producer, Don-Mair Baxter Debute, to TMR consisting of hay, barley and corn grown on the farm’s 460 Victor as this interview was taking place.

“You don’t pick a prefix like Legend-Maker if you don’t have lofty goals.”

ABOVE: The Smiths built their new 255 x 100 foot custom pole barn last fall and moved the cows in at the start of the year. An overshot peak with a 7-foot top opening is just one of its unique features. BELOW, l to r: An aptly-painted mailbox greets visitors; Don-Mair Farms has been in the Smith family since 1942; The Smiths have invested heavily in cow families, and today, count 19 ME, 10 EX, 50 VG and 19 GP animals in the barn, with an average score of 87.2.

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Legend-Maker Holsteins continued from page 27 Another daughter, Legend-Maker Defiant Gypsy VG-86-2YR, now calls Duckett Holsteins home and sold for $15,500 in the Taste of Ontario National Convention Sale last April. Big, framey, powerful cows that can eat a lot and last a long time are the Smiths' gold standard; in fact, they built their new barn to accommodate exactly that kind. At 66-inches tall, Don-Mair Hvezdea Revezda VG-86-3YR was their benchmark when barn plans were being drawn up. “We’re never going to have one bigger,” says Aaron, “and anybody else would have lots of space and lots of freedom of mobility.” Calves receive free-choice calf-starter and six liters of whole milk per day up until 12 weeks of age, to which Essential Lipids for Life are added in the form of Thrive Milk Supplement.

Aaron and Dale toured lots of places at the time and found that barns that provided lots of space resulted in comfortable cows and an easy-to-manage pack to boot. According to proAction® guidelines, 120 square feet of space per mature cow is required; the Smiths' new free-stall barn offers 25 more than that per cow on the pack alone. Aaron was the mastermind behind the state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind structure and Braemar Building Systems out of York, Ont., helped him bring his dream to life.

Semen from Victor has been sold in Austria, UK, Germany, Canada and the US and three of his brothers are currently being tested. Thanks in part to his education (he took Marketing at Mohawk), Aaron sees the value of advertising and has placed print ads promoting Victor and others in dairy magazines. He also markets animals via the farm’s Facebook account. “Print ads stay,” he says. Keeping some of the old and incorporating it with the new was “It’s funny how long a magazine will sit in a farmer’s office. It’s still important, as the bones of the old structure were still quite good and a fairly good form of advertising.” contained the milk house and parlour, which the family had always intended to keep. The milk house leads into the bank barn, which The very first cow Aaron bought back in 2007 was Stelbro Rega was originally set up as a tie-stall with room for 14 cows, but has Glaze and he couldn’t have dreamed of a better start. Glaze went since been converted into six oversized maternity pens. After that is Excellent as a six-year-old and was the transition barn, a 70 x 73-foot facility for housing long-term dry scored EX-91-4E 4* when she passed and close-up cows. The transition barn opens up into the piece de away this summer at the age of 11, resistance: the new 255 x 100-foot custom pole barn. Its metal center leaving 3 EX and 6 VG daughters. Her beam creates an open concept living environment, and a cross-grid daughter, Legend-Maker Shaquille of wooden rafters towering overhead make it look like something Genesis EX-91-2E 4*, was Aaron’s straight out of an architectural magazine. first homebred Excellent and is proving to be a strong brood cow in The barn’s list of unique features is endless. For starters, the 50 x her own right, with her Man-O-Man 200-foot pack is located in the center of the barn, creating the effect daughter scoring VG-86 in her second of a “cow island”. It’s built on hard-packed clay, sloped to the sides lactation and EX-91 in her third. and bedded with sawdust. The cows work the sawdust off to the

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side over time and Aaron can recapture the dried material and add it back to the pack, stretching the time he can go between sawdust shipments. The part he likes best is that there’s no foreseeable future where he’d have to clean out the barn entirely. The design, which keeps water away from the pack to reduce the chance of bacteria getting in, helps eliminate the hurdles that often come with managing a pack environment. The herd’s current Somatic Cell Counts are hovering around 95,000.

an astounding 65 litres per day. The barn has room for 88 but the Smiths are currently filling their quota with the 69 cows they milk today. Though things are heading in the right direction now, there have been a few setbacks along the way. Like the time a few years ago when the Smiths' corn silo toppled over on a rainy, windy day two weeks after being filled. It took a small army of friends and neighbours 26 hours to separate the bricks and debris from the useable feed and cover it with tarps. Or dealing with the E. coli Mastitis bug that swept through the barn last April, hitting just about every fresh cow they owned and wiping out eight Excellent cows. Milk production dropped from a 40-litre average per day to 33 litres in just four months and no amount of IV drips or round-the-clock care could prevent the loss of life. “It was a pretty rough time,” says Aaron, whose wife often jokes he has more empathy for cows than people. “We certainly didn’t win.”

Anywhere the cows will spend a significant amount of their time off the pack, including at the feed alley and pellet area, is padded with rubber mats. An exercise alley, running along the entire back length of the barn, acts as both an escape route for the fresh two-year-olds susceptible to bullying by the larger cows, as well an area for the cows to brush themselves and catch some rays during the winter. People thought he was crazy for adding that feature, and even Aaron is a little surprised by how much time the cows actually spend there. An overshot peak with a 7-foot top opening, five automated climateAs much as Aaron loves his cows and his new barn, family is at the controlled side curtains, four high-volume, low-speed fans down the heart of everything he does these days. “My new barn was special center of the barn and 44 100-watt light fixtures all help to create to me for three days,” he says with a chuckle. The cows moved in ideal conditions for making milk. on January 21 and 72 hours after that, his son, Hunter, was born. The barn was built for maximum cow comfort and the cows love it. Hunter loves spending time in the barn and even has a few hours Aaron says that on move-in day, you could hear them running up under his belt helping his dad drive the tractor this past summer. and down the barn four times, skidding and squeaking and getting Aaron is grateful for the opportunity he’s had to come home to farm used to their new home. Within two hours, they were all laying and knows a lot of sweat and tears have been poured in to make it all down. The hope is that by providing each cow with more space in possible. “My dad is pretty remarkable,” he says. “To farm through an environment that simulates a pasture year-round, they will last the 70s and 80s, dealing with high interest rates, working 18 hour longer (10 years is the aim) and make more milk. “Longevity is one of days by himself, it’s incredible.” our main goals,” he says. “I was able to justify the barn and forecast that it would pay for itself if I was able to extend each cow’s lactation A year ago the farm was incorporated to make it easier for future by one.” Another goal is to raise as many 95-pointers as possible. So generations to become part of the operation. At eight months old, Hunter has lots of time to decide whether he’ll milk cows alongside far, at EX-93 2*, Don-Mair Outside Odette is their top scorer. his dad one day. And while Aaron is a dreamer, he still knows a The Smiths milk twice daily and are averaging 38 litres of milk per decision like that can’t be made overnight. “It’s hard to know if you cow with 4.23 Fat and 3.34 Protein. Their top producer currently is can commit to that kind of lifestyle in your teens or early twenties,” Don-Mair Baxter Debute EX-90, who in her fourth lactation, made Aaron says. “It’s highly demanding, but highly rewarding.”

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Show Reports ONTARIO SUMMER SHOW July 28, 2017 • 212 head shown • Judged by Jamie Black, NY

JUNIOR ALL-ONTARIO SHOW August 15-16, 2017 • 59 head shown • Judged by Steve Fraser, Fergus

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

• Grand Champion was the Sr. 3-Yr-old, Skycrest Mincio Prickles, owned by Ferme Blondin, Ferme Villyvon and Ferme Yvon Sicard. Hendercroft Fever Bazooka was Reserve for her owner, Herb Henderson. Junior Champion was Unique Golden Ring, owned by Clarkvalley, Dalton J. Faris and Peter Leach; Aleah Millen Naughty Surprise, owned By Aleah Farms Ltd., Matthew and Tyler Yates and Millen Farms was Reserve. • Junior Exhibitor was Clarkvalley Holsteins, Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms and Peter Leach, while Kingsway was Junior Breeder and took home both the Premier Exhibitor & Breeder banners, in addition to winning Breeder's Herd.

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Jr. Calf

Winright Beemer Baby Enthem

Brian Joseph Enright

Jr. Showmanship

Sydney Cain

Int. Calf

Kakouna Doorman Courage

Clarkvalley Holsteins, Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms, Peter Leach

Int. Showmanship

Laura DeKlein

Sr. Showmanship

Cole Hollands

Clarkvalley Holsteins, Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms, Peter Leach

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Royal Lynn GH Sol Exquisite

Royal Lynn Holsteins

Int. Calf

Gracehaven Rl Cinder Jubilee

Royal Lynn Holsteins

Sr. Calf

Lellavan Solomon Dazzle

Royal Lynn Holsteins

Summer Yearling

Kentville Lumineer Rosabel

Grand Slam Holsteins

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Boisblanc Doorman Sensation

Summer Yearling

Kingsway Soloman Gorgeous

Kingsway Farms

Jr. Yearling

Unique Golden Ring

Clarkvalley, Dalton J. Faris & Peter Leach

Winter Yearling

Ridge-field Atlanta

Glamourview, Joel Phoenix & Werrhurst

Jr. Yearling

J-Star Beemer Spicy

Calaway Holsteins, J-Star Holsteins

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Aleah Millen Naughty Surprise

Aleah Farms Ltd, Matthew & Tyler Yates, Millen Farms

Sr. Yearling

Boisblanc Doorman Paradise

Howard-Haven Holsteins, Howard-View Holsteins

Jr. 2-Yr-Old

Killcroft Reginald Lena

Grand Slam Holsteins

Jr. 2-Yr-old

Unique Dempsey Cheers

Dandale Holsteins, Jeff Stephens

Jr. 3-Yr-Old

Cityview Braxton Lois

Sr. 2-Yr-old

Allstar LM Durbin Angel

Blondin, Villyvon, Yvon Sicard

BBC Holsteins, Loralans Holsteins, Weswin Holsteins

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Bobmur TJW Colt P Nia

Cassdan Holsteins

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Pierstein Atwood Gabigaelle

Gary Troup, Matias Holsteins, Vale-OSkene Holsteins

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Skycrest Mincio Prickles

Blondin, Villyvon, Yvon Sicard

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Kingsway Windbrook Jazz

Kingsway Farms

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Hendercroft Fever Bazooka

Herb Henderson

Mature Cow

Winterbay Fever Legacy

Ferme Blondin

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Knonaudale Jasmine

Kingsway Farms

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This year's inaugural Junior All-Ontario Show held at the Ilderton Fairgrounds on August 15-16 was a huge success! A total of 59 animals were shown by 30 leadspeople in nine classes. As Judge Steven Fraser stated in his closing remarks before congratulating the Grand Champion, the quality of animals shown, and the level of expertise with which they were prepared for the ring, was on par with recent county shows he's attended across the province. Congratulations to all of this year's participants - we look forward to seeing you at next year's show!

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Ontario Summer Show 2017 +60,000 Kg Production

Grand Champion

Reserve Grand Champion

Skycrest Mincio Prickles

Hendercroft Fever Bazooka

Sponsored by Grand Valley Fortifiers Blondin, Villyvon & Yvon Sicard

Sponsored by Shur-Gain

Sponsored by Patrick’s Tire Service

Knonaudale Jasmine Kingsway

Herbert Henderson

Premier Breeder & Exhibitor Sponsored by Victoria County Holstein Club & Quality Seeds Ltd.

Kingsway Farms

Intermediate Champion Sponsored by Scotiabank

Skycrest Mincio Prickles Blondin, Villyvon & Yvon Sicard

Reserve Intermediate Champion Sponsored by GEA Canada

Allstar LM Durbin Angel Blondin, Villyvon & Yvon Sicard

Junior Premier Breeder

Sponsored by the Royal Winter Agricultural Fair

Kingsway Farms

Junior Champion

Reserve Junior Champion

UNIQUE GOLDEN RING

Aleah Millen Naughty Surprise

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Aleah & Millen Farms, Matt & Tyler Yates

Junior Premier Exhibitor Sponsored by the Bank of Montreal

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Junior Heifer & Best Bred & Owned Sponsored by Farm Credit Canada

Winright Beemer Baby Enthem

Sponsored by Hub International

Sponsored by Starfra Feeds - Frank & Paul McMahon

Kakouna Doorman Courage

Boisblanc Doorman Sensation

Clarkvalley, Peter Leach, Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms

Clarkvalley Holsteins, Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms & Peter Leach

JuniorYearling

Champion 4-H Calf

Brian Joseph Enright

SummerYearling& Best Bred & Owned

Sponsored by BDO Dunwoody LLP Chartered Accountants & Consultants

Sponsored by Sunderland Co-Operative

Kingsway Soloman Gorgeous Kingsway Farms

Senior Heifer

Intermediate Heifer

Unique Golden Ring

Clarkvalley Holsteins, Dalton J. Faris & Peter Leach

Sponsored by Callaghan Farm Supply

Kingsway Doorman Anahiem Matt Forestell

reserve: Sponsored by Northumberland

County Holstein Club & Kingsway Farms

Kingsway Doorman Rowdy Kyle Campsall

Winter Yearling

Sponsored by Cambellford Farm Supply

Ridge-Field Atlanta

Glamourview Holstein, Joel Phoenix & Werrhurst Holsteins

Senior Yearling & Best Bred & Owned

Sponsored by Dairy Source - Troy Woods

Aleah Millen Naughty Surprise Aleah Farms Ltd., Matthew & Tyler Yates, Millen Farms

Junior Herd

Sponsored by Peterborough & Lennox & Addington Holstein Clubs

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City of Kawartha Lakes, National Bank, Moynes Ford, Catalogue printing by Pickseed, Coffee &Donuts by Pioneer, Ringside Ribbons 4-H Ribbons. Thanks to Hayden Taylor Meats and Catering for serving Exhibitor Breakfasts and lunch on show day.

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Junior 2 Year Old Cow & Best Udder

Senior 2 Year Old Cow

Sponsored by ProRich Seeds Inc.

Sponsored by Sunderland Feed Supply

& Best Udder

Junior 3 Year Old Cow & Best Udder

Unique Dempsey Cheers

Allstar LM Durbin Angel

Dandale Holsteins & Jeff Stephens

Blondin, Villyvon & Yvon Sicard

Pierstein Atwood Gabigaelle

Senior 3Year Old Cow & Best Udder

Sponsored by Udder Comfort

Skycrest Mincio Prickles Blondin, Villyvon & Yvon Sicard

4Year Old &

Best Bred & Owned Best Udder

Sponsored by Hamilton Farmers Mutual Insurance Co.

Kingsway Windbrook Jazz Kingsway Farms

Mature Cow & Best Udder

Sponsored by Nutri-Sci 2000 Inc.

Winterbay Fever Legacy

Breeder' s Herd

Sponsored by TD Canada Trust Gary Troup, Matias Holsteins & Vale-O-Skene Holsteins

5Year Old Cow

Best Bred & Owned Best Udder Sponsored by Green Tractors

Hendercroft Fever Bazooka Herbert Henderson

High BCA

Sponsored by Maizex Seeds – Wade & Ryan Finlay

Sponsored by Wilson Tire & Battery

Kingsway Farms

Hendercroft Fever Bazooka Herbert Henderson

Ferme Blondin

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Thank-you to all of our sponsors! Junior Champion Cash Award Ontario County Holstein Club

$500

Clarkvalley Holsteins, Dalton J. Faris & Peter Leach

4-H Showmanship Champion

Sponsored by Jones Feed Mill Ltd., Jackson Water Conditioning, DeLaval Canada and Mark McCabe Tractors

Cally Finley Melyssa Sargent Honourable Mention: Lily Beckett Champion:

Reserve:

Longtime sponsor Ari Ekstein of Quality Seeds

Thank you to EastGen for sponsoring the Best Bred & Owned Awards!

Intermediate Champion Cash Award

Sponsored by Ontario Summer Show Committee

$750

Blondin, Villyvon & Yvon Sicard

Grand Champion Cash Award

Sponsored by Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group

$1,000

Showmanship Jackpots

Sponsored by Jones Feed Mill Ltd., Jackson Water Conditioning, DeLaval Canada and Mark McCabe Tractors

Hailey Towers Emily Phillips Megan McKinnon Rebecca Redner

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Champion 4-H Clipper

Co-Sponsored by Importations A Rivard Inc. & Alliance Agri-Turf Inc. Champion Clipper:

Thank you to Holstein Canada for sponsoring the Best Udder Awards!

Thank you to TD Canada Trust for sponsoring souvenir caps for Exhibitors celebrating 20 years in Lindsay!

Connor Sikma

Blondin, Villyvon & Yvon Sicard

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Jerseys and High Team, along with teammate Lily Bullock. Cody was also Runner-up High Holsteins and Runner-up High Other Breeds. Congratulations to the following four highestranking Seniors, who made up the 2017 Ontario Judging team: Lars Zeldenrijk, Matt Lange, Derrick Knill and Dennis Catt. The group recently travelled with coach Murray Reissner to World Dairy Expo, where they proudly represented Ontario in the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest.

Coaches Bert Stewart (l) and Murray Reissner (r) with this year's Ontario Dairy Judging Team.

Lars Zeldenrijk of Oxford was the big winner of the day in the Senior category. He was named High Individual overall and placed first in High Placings, High Other Breeds and High Team along with teammate Alex McKay. Madison Dyment of Brant was Runner-up High Individual, Runner-up High Other Breeds and Runner-up High Team, along with teammate Brent Sayles. Madison also won the High Reasons Class.

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Senior Winner

Senior Runner-up

Junior Winner

Junior Runner-up

High Team & Coach

Oxford Lars Zeldenrijk Alex McKay (Dean Karn)

Brant Madison Dyment Brent Sayles (Terry Green)

Peterborough Lily Bullock Cody Armstrong (Randy Bullock)

Middlesex Julia DeKlein Emily DeKlein (Kim DeKlein)

High Individual

Lars Zeldenrijk

Madison Dyment

Cody Armstrong

Cameron Barkey

High Placings

Lars Zeldenrijk

Derrick Knill

Cody Armstrong

Scott Standeaven

High Reasons

Madison Dyment

Brent Sikma

Seth Johnston

Emily Danen

High Holsteins

Ben Caddey

Emma Roszell

Lily Bullock

Cody Armstrong

High Jerseys

Connor Sikma

Brett Stockdale

Cody Armstrong

Seth Johnston

High Other Breeds

Lars Zeldenrijk

Madison Dyment

Cameron Barkey

Cody Armstrong

High Quiz

Emma Roszell

Charlene Elliott

Matthew Roszell

Cameron Barkey

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Karen Velthuis (r) presents the High Junior Individual award to Cody Armstrong.

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Many thanks goes to the coaches and chaperones who provided guidance and encouragement to the participants, as well as to the day's volunteers, especially Murray Reissner. Thanks also to area breeders who provided cattle representing five of the dairy breeds during an already busy time. Last but not least, a huge thank you is extended to this year's sponsors, recognized below, with a special note to our longstanding feature The Junior division was dominated by Cody sponsor, John Deere. Without everyone's Armstrong of Peterborough, who was Overall support, this event would not have been High Individual and won High Placings, High possible!

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JUNE 15, 2013 IS A DAY THAT 18-YEAR-OLD ANNA DEBOER FROM BRUSSELS, ONT. WILL NEVER FORGET. IT WAS THE DAY HER FAMILY PACKED UP THEIR ENTIRE LIFE IN HOLLAND TO PURSUE A DREAM OF DAIRY FARMING IN CANADA. The DeBoer family had been farming in Holland for four generations. They happily milked 65 cows in a free-stall barn in Friesland, the northwest province of the Netherlands known for its wideopen spaces and agriculture. They would wake up to their horses grazing and her brother, Sjoerd-Jan, have great memories of their childhood in Holland. on their front Anna The siblings have adjusted well to life in Canada since moving here four years ago. pasture and look PHOTO SUBMITTED. out the window to the 35 hectares of land that they cropped. However, in 2010 they were faced with an ultimatum. They were aware that it was very likely the European quota system was going to be abolished. This left them with two choices: rebuild their facilities in Holland in order to increase their production, or move to a different county. Anna's family had been to Canada previously to visit friends and they fell in love with the country. They admired the beautiful farmland in Western Ontario, the freedom that Canadian farmers have, and the security that the quota system provides. For these reasons, they decided that Canada was the place where they wanted to pursue their farming dreams. Fast forward to three years later, Anna (who now goes by her second name as it's easier to pronounce than her given name, Zwaantje) along with her parents Klaas and Annie, and younger brother, Sjoerd-Jan, moved to Canada with a very open mind. They brought some comforts of home, including all of their furniture, farm equipment and even their horse, but had no farm to settle into when they initially arrived. Anna remembers the move to their temporary home in Walton vividly. “The first few weeks in Canada were so busy,” she says. “We had moving boxes stacked all the way to the top of the garage in our rental house.” Fortunately for the DeBoers, their friends in Canada came to help them unpack and those friends brought friends to pitch in as well. “It showed us how kind people are in Canada from the very beginning.” The first year in Canada was a whirlwind for the DeBoer family. They spent a lot of time visiting farms that were for sale during the first few months until May 1st, 2014. This was the day they fell in love with a bright orange barn on a peaceful side road that was located on the border of Perth and Huron Counties. Anna remembers the day extremely well. “The farmer who lived here before showed us how to do chores around the farm and let me lead the heifers and feed the baby calves,” says Anna. “I remember it well because it was the first time in almost a whole year that I got to be hands-on with the animals again.”

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Currently, the DeBoers are milking 50 Holsteins and five Brown Swiss cows under the prefix, Libertydeboer. Their herd is composed of some animals that they received with the farm they purchased from Marcel and Ingrid Backx, along with new purchases from Maplevue Farms, Heather Holme Holsteins and Breezi Farms. Anna has a passion for genetics and developing the herd. Between milking three times a day, you can often find her analyzing proof sheets with her dad and making decisions on how to enhance their herd. Although they are now in Canada, they still enjoy using CRV, a Dutch genetic company. “We like using many different semen companies, but we still want Anna, then an now. At top, training one of her calves in Holland. Below, with Libertydeboer Cashback Wanda at the Jr All-Ontario Show in August. to use some genetics from back home,” states Anna. “I feel the bulls are stronger and have more body to them. I always really like the Dutch animals; I actually have a CRV calf as my 4-H project this year.” Anna’s enthusiastic approach towards genetics has landed her a full-day co-op at Cogent this year, where she will be able to explore this field with a more hands-on approach. In her spare time, Anna enjoys helping her brother tend to his small flock of chickens and herd of sheep, and showing cattle. She is an active member of 4-H in Perth County and was an enthusiastic participant in this year’s inaugural Junior All-Ontario Show in Ilderton. Anna exhibited three heifers at the show in August under her own prefix, Dream Hope. When she’s not showing her Holsteins, Anna enjoys showing Brown Swiss cattle at local shows. Though the show ring is still somewhat new to her, Anna has a goal of representing Perth County at the TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic at the Royal Winter Fair in the future. From there, she hopes to further her showing career and dreams of showing her very own cow at the prestigious World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin someday. In only four short years in Canada, Anna has proven that hard work and passion for something that you love go a long way. It is without a doubt that Anna is capable of anything that she sets her mind to and has an extremely bright future in the dairy industry. the

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2017 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S ONTARIO SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS! EIGHT STUDENTS PURSUING POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE LEVEL WILL EACH RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP WORTH $1,000. NEW THIS YEAR, THE SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN FUNDED BY TED MORWICK. WE THANK TED FOR HIS GENEROUS SUPPORT.

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ALEX DOLSON, Guelph

CALEIGH VAN KAMPEN, Amaranth

HANNAH WOODHOUSE, Clarksburg

IAIN GRIEVE, Embro

Alex is currently completing an Agricultural Business Major in the University of Guelph’s Bachelor of Commerce Program. At Dolafton Holsteins, Alex’s responsibilities include milking and feeding cows and completing general chores. He takes pride in having well-kept animals and spends a large portion of his time clipping and washing cows to keep them looking their best. Alex is active in 4-H and was Junior Director of Wellington 4-H in 2015-16. Outside of the dairy industry, Alex is involved in his local church, as well as school clubs such as Soil & Crop and Swine Club. He hopes to build on his parents' success in the future by one day earning a Master Breeder Shield.

Caleigh is in her final year of her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree as an Animal Science major. Growing up on her family’s dairy farm has taught her the importance of hard work, responsibility and how to appreciate animals and farm life. Caleigh owns a small herd of Jerseys and helps with breeding decisions on the farm. Caleigh’s desire to help others is strong, as evidenced by both her mission work in Panama, teaching orphans English, and her work at Farm Credit Canada this past summer. She enjoys helping farmers improve their operations and sees herself working in a similar capacity in the industry after graduation.

Hannah is in her second year of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph. Animal nutrition and genomics are two areas of interest for her and she has her sights set on the Ontario Vet College after earning her degree. Hannah hails from a dairy farm near Georgian Bay where she helps with chores such as milking, feeding and cleaning. She is proud to own Holsteins under her Woodhill prefix and looks after registrations, breeding, administration and general care of these animals. Hannah is an accomplished runner who represented Team Canada at the World Cross Country Championships in China. She is a varsity athlete and was named Rookie of the Year in 2016.

Iain is studying Agriculture at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus. For as long as he can remember, he has been interested in farming and has helped on his family’s dairy farm with milking, feeding, fieldwork and maintaining property and equipment. Off the farm, Iain makes time for running, volleyball, curling, piano and volunteering with the Embro Ag Society and the Zorra Caledonian Society. After earning his diploma, Iain has a list of goals, including earning his ticket in Heavey Diesel Engine Mechanics, serving in the Canadian Military, working in agricultural agronomy, starting his own livestock trucking company, and, last but not least, dairy farming.

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MATT LANGE, Utopia

NATALIE TEMPLETON, Kemptville

SHANNON PRINS, Corbyville

Logan is taking Animal Science at the University of Guelph. Growing up on a northern-Ontario dairy farm, Logan learned the basics of animal welfare and developed a keen interest in making improvements. Today he helps with feeding, cleaning and caring for the many 4-H calves the farm raises. Logan’s illustrious 4-H career includes completing 48 clubs to date, several of which have seen him take on leadership roles. He was a 4-H Ontario Ambassador in 2016 and participated in 4-H’s pilot “Going Global” Service Learning exchange to Ghana the same year. In the future, he plans to run his own dairy farm while continuing to advocate for and improve agriculture on a global basis.

Matt is taking Agriculture at the University of Guelph and plans to declare a major in Animal Science this fall. He is heavily involved in his family’s 30-cow dairy operation and spends as much time as possible in the barn helping with milking and preparing the farm’s show animals. Off the farm, Matt enjoys playing volleyball and rugby. He is part of the university’s judging team, square dancing team and College Royal executive. Once he finishes school, Matt would like to spend time traveling the world as a full-time cattle fitter and dreams of one day becoming an official judge. Wherever his career takes him, he hopes to stay involved in the dairy industry and always have a show barn for his kids’ 4-H calves.

Natalie is in her second year of the Animal Science program at the University of Guelph. On her family’s dairy farm, Natalie is involved in a variety of tasks including feeding and maintaining calves and milking cows, record keeping, accounting, construction and cropping. The move to a new free-stall robot barn has provided her with exposure to different methods of farming and allowed more time for management. After graduating from Guelph, Natalie plans to apply to the Ontario Veterinary College to become a large animal veterinarian. In one way or another, she would like to stay involved in the industry, and hopes to eventually become part owner in the family dairy operation with her brother.

Shannon is in her second years of Nursing at McMaster University. Her interest in caring for animals began at a young age and she has always taken pleasure in being able to nurse sick calves back to health. On her family’s dairy farm, Shannon beds cattle, cleans pens, assists with milking and keeps the milkhouse and parlour clean. She also helps with fieldwork and other chores as needed. Shannon likes to stay active and plays soccer in a local women’s league. She also enjoys playing piano and plays on an intramural volleyball team at university. After graduation, Shannon hopes to practice nursing in Northern Canada and further her education to work in a specialized field or as a Nurse Practitioner.

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The scholarship is established in the name of Lyle Martin, a wellrespected dairy farmer from the Brussels area. He was a former board member for CanWest DHI and EastGen. He was always on a committee and often was the leader or chair. The award exemplifies many things Lyle found important in life, including further education in agriculture, community involvement, supporting youth and advancements in the dairy industry.

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Top Ontario Herds by LPI for August 2017 The results are in from the Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) on the top LPI herds in Ontario! CDN has calculated the top herds in Ontario by LPI based on the August 2017 proof release and grouped them according to size. Note that below, %G is the percent of the herd that have been genomically tested. In the event of a tie, the herd with the largest number of cows broke the tie.

Top 20

Herd Size: 51-100 Cows in Ontario by LPI

No. of Cows

LPI

%G

Farm Name

No. of Cows

LPI

RUTI FARMS

40

2512

85

BOLDI

54

2775

81

GLAUDALE FARMS

48

2480

21

MAPELWOOD HOLSTEINS

84

2562

52

ROCLANE HOLSTEINS

42

2409

17

HYDEN HOLSTEINS

56

2534

64

MINTOGLEN FARMS

40

2389

40

CITILIMITS

90

2519

29

CANADAIRY FARM

22

2386

0

BELLWIN

74

2455

5

CHARACTER HOLSTEINS

28

2351

89

DLASEPT

90

2422

31

SUNRISE HOLSTEINS

2418

0

Farm Name

%G

49

2350

0

APPLEVUE FARMS

70

WEBSTONE HOLSTEINS

23

2350

4

AIJA HOLSTEINS

78

2416

17

SLOPEYSIDE FARM

29

2333

0

GLENGARRY STOCK FARMS

59

2415

20

COMRIE FARMS

42

2329

7

KEVCREST HOLSTEINS

56

2402

14

DENHOLME

49

2328

0

FERME DESCAYER ET FILS

72

2394

13

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2328

12

GERBERLAND

52

2394

35

WEEBERLAC

30

2327

30

SMITHDEN HOLSTEINS

70

2382

24

MAPLEMAR

38

2321

3

LA FERME BEN-REY-MO

89

2380

16

GOULDHAVEN FARMS

47

2318

40

HILLISLE

57

2374

21

SLEEGERDALE FARMS

36

2317

42

OAKSTONE FARM

69

2373

36

KOOPYCREST HOLSTEINS

32

2315

44

REDLODGE FARM

56

2373

25 14

JANDALE HOLSTEINS

43

2314

0

BRAEDALE HOLSTEIN

66

2364

EILEVALE FARMS

33

2313

48

TOPFARM HOLSTEINS

63

2364

3

10

WALNUTLAWN

65

2356

35

WAYCREST HOLSTEINS

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Herd Size: 101-150 Cows in Ontario by LPI

Top 20

Herd Size: 151+ Cows in Ontario by LPI

No. of Cows

LPI

%G

Farm Name

No. of Cows

LPI

%G

104

2626

70

VELTHUIS FARMS

168

2716

83

MIDLEE HOLSTEINS

115

2439

73

STANTON BROS

777

2679

88

GUNTENSPERGER DAIRY

124

2419

51

CLAYNOOK FARMS

171

2645

82

HAZELDOM/HANALEE

148

2391

37

HEIDI FARMS

311

2445

98

FERME MIRELLA

123

2389

11

ALBADON FARMS

210

2423

98

BRABANTDALE FARMS

120

2374

35

MAYBLOSSOM

158

2384

3

RIVERDOWN HOLSTEINS

107

2366

10

HYLAND HOLSTEINS

268

2373

23

MILKY WAVE

134

2364

6

LA FERME GILLETTE

576

2355

26

NITH CREST FARMS

132

2360

7

GREEN ACRE FARMS

155

2339

34

GREAVESTON HOLSTEINS

108

2358

2

GORELAND FARMS

154

2334

2

CLEARYDALE

136

2348

43

FERME LAVIGNE

163

2324

4

CONLEE FARMS

117

2342

2

DONNANDALE

302

2323

21

VRIESDALE

138

2333

17

ALEXERIN DAIRY

176

2306

57

LILLIES DALE HOLSTEINS

102

2329

2

FERME AGRIGUAY

220

2304

5

DARCROFT FARM

129

2319

1

GERANN HOLSTEINS

231

2301

2

BEAVER RAY

113

2307

9

ELMWOLD FARMS

204

2297

1

FERME RAYNAUD

102

2307

27

ECKERLEA ACRES

227

2292

29

WALLACEVIEW HOLSTEINS

136

2303

15

HAMMONDOWNS FARMS

215

2292

0

BEYOND BELIEF FARMS

114

2301

3

ARMSTRONG MANOR

283

2266

88

HOLMDALE FARMS

137

2300

47

RIDEAUSIDE FARMS

259

2264

4

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Herd Size: 20-50 Cows in Ontario by LPI

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Top Ontario Herds by Pro$ for August 2017 The results are in from the Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) on the top Pro$ herds in Ontario! CDN has calculated the top herds in Ontario by Pro$ based on the August 2017 proof release and grouped them according to size. Note that below, %G is the percent of the herd that have been genomically tested. In the event of a tie, the herd with the largest number of cows broke the tie.

Top 20

Top 20

Herd Size: 20-50 Cows in Ontario by Pro$

Herd Size: 50-100 Cows in Ontario by Pro$

Farm Name

No. of Cows

Pro$

%G

Farm Name

No. of Cows

Pro$

RUTI FARMS

40

$1,162

85

BOLDI

54

$1,656

81

GLAUDALE FARMS

48

$1,093

21

CITILIMITS

90

$1,260

29

ROCLANE HOLSTEINS

42

$1,003

17

HYDEN HOLSTEINS

56

$1,219

64

MINTOGLEN FARMS

40

$995

40

MAPELWOOD HOLSTEINS

84

$1,195

52

SUNRISE HOLSTEINS

49

$953

0

GERBERLAND

52

$1,076

35

CANADAIRY FARM

22

$944

0

DLASEPT

90

$1,063

31

CEDAR RIDGE HOLSTEINS

50

$930

2

APPLEVUE FARMS

70

$1,013

0

CHARACTER HOLSTEINS

28

$911

89

BELLWIN

74

$1,011

5

WEBSTONE HOLSTEINS

23

$902

4

BRAEDALE HOLSTEIN

66

$1,003

14

EILEVALE FARMS

33

$895

48

GLENGARRY STOCK FARMS

59

$984

20

BLAIR W KELNER

39

$879

0

LA FERME BEN-REY-MO

89

$980

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KOOPYCREST HOLSTEINS

32

$853

44

SMITHDEN HOLSTEINS

70

$979

SWANCE FARMS

24

$844

33

FERME DESCAYER ET FILS

72

$978

13

SQUIBBHAVEN

42

$843

5

HEEG DAIRY

61

$976

98

CREEK SIDE HOLSTEINS

41

$840

29

FERME SERHEAL

77

$956

0

CENTRAL DAIRY

20

$825

0

WRICO HOLSTEINS

90

$940

16

STRADERHILL FARMS

49

$822

0

TOPFARM HOLSTEINS

63

$936

3

SLEEGERDALE FARMS

36

$818

42

SUNNYBROOKE

54

$931

2

JANDALE HOLSTEINS

43

$805

0

AIJA HOLSTEINS

78

$926

17

CEDAR PARK HOLSTEINS

42

$805

0

MISTY SPRINGS / PIEPERS HOLSTEINS

68

$924

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Herd Size: 101-150 Cows in Ontario by Pro$

Top 20

Herd Size: 151+ Cows in Ontario by Pro$

No. of Cows

Pro$

%G

Farm Name

No. of Cows

Pro$

%G

O'CONNOR LAND & CATTLE

104

$1,412

70

STANTON BROS

777

$1,564

88

GUNTENSPERGER DAIRY

124

$1,221

51

VELTHUIS FARMS

168

$1,531

83

MIDLEE HOLSTEINS

115

$1,131

73

CLAYNOOK FARMS

171

$1,415

82

MILKY WAVE

134

$1,093

6

HEIDI FARMS

311

$1,294

98

CLEARYDALE

136

$1,010

43

ALBADON FARMS

210

$1,090

98

FERME MIRELLA

123

$992

11

HYLAND HOLSTEINS

268

$1,030

23

BRABANTDALE FARMS

120

$974

35

ECKERLEA ACRES

227

$974

29

HEEG DALE SONS

125

$938

2

ELMWOLD FARMS

204

$969

1

HIGHHAVEN HOLSTEINS

121

$933

0

DONNANDALE

302

$952

21

LILLIES DALE HOLSTEINS

102

$928

2

LA FERME GILLETTE

576

$948

26

CONLEE FARMS

117

$908

2

GORELAND FARMS

154

$936

2

GREAVESTON HOLSTEINS

108

$908

2

MAYBLOSSOM

158

$929

3

MERDELL DAIRY FARM

105

$902

4

ALEXERIN DAIRY

176

$919

57

NITH CREST FARMS

132

$895

7

EVERGREEN HOLSTEINS

509

$902

0

HAZELDOM / HANALEE

148

$894

37

NEW OBELINK FARMS

343

$898

4

HOLMDALE FARMS

137

$893

47

BOERNVIEW FARMS

349

$890

1

RUSLAND FARM

118

$877

3

BIRCHLAWN FARMS

484

$889

3

BEYOND BELIEF FARMS

114

$859

3

IKENDALE FARMS

312

$884

32

WILKESVIEW

128

$846

20

FERME LAVIGNE

163

$884

4

WALLACEVIEW HOLSTEINS

136

$841

15

GREEN ACRE FARMS

155

$869

34

ROLLING LANDS FARMS

134

$841

0

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A NEW EXCELLENT COW OR A VERY GOOD TWO-YEAR-OLD IS A BREEDING ACCOMPLISHMENT. These cows are the highlight of any herd visit and a source of pride for their breeders and owners. From June through to the end of August 2017, there were 525 1st time Excellent cows and 902 Very Good two-year-olds classified in Ontario. Those classifying EX-91 and above and VG-87 and above are listed here - a complete list can be found under the Awards-Lists tab at www.holstein.ca. Congratulations to the owners and breeders of these fine animals! JUNE - AUGUST EX’S ADIEU LAUTHORITY TYPHOON EX 93 David Wideman, Listowel Marthaven Holsteins, Woodstock BELLWIN WINDBROOK RUFIS EX 93 Quality Holsteins, Vaughan BLONDIN WINDBROOK ELECTRA E X 93 Werner Renggli, Seagrave BROWNLANDS SID MONICA EX 93 Brownlands Farm, Enterprise HEATHER HOLME SHOTTLE BAMBI E X 93 Glen & Curtis Mcneil, Goderich KARNVILLA FEVER STELLAR E X 93 D.W. Karn Farms Inc, Woodstock KINGSWAY WINDHAMMER ALGA EX 93 Kingsway Farms, Hastings KNONAUDALE MUDDY EX 93 Knonaudale Farms Inc, Crysler MILLBROOKE CHARLIE PIKABOO EX 93 Ed Meulendyk, Badjeros RONBETH LAUTHORITY PRINCESS EX 93 Ronbeth Holsteins, Hastings RUSTOWIL GOLDCHIP ROXBY EX 93 Mark Moreland, Joyceville SUNNY MAPLE TAILOR TOT E X 93 Dalton Faris, East Gwillimbury UPPER CANADA ATWOOD DELIGHT EX 93 Kingsway Farms, Hastings ALTONA LEA DEMPSEY GALE EX 92 Frank Barkey & Family, Blackstock BECKHOLM SID TRISTA EX 92 Beckholm Holsteins, Sunderland CONDON BRAXTON GLITTER EX 92 Condon Holsteins, Thamesford DURHAM SOPRANO DOVE EX 92 Trinal Holsteins, Teeswater EASTSIDE LEWISDALE MISS AMAZE EX 92 Crovalley Holsteins, Hastings Sunnylodge Farms Inc, Chesterville FRADON LAUTHORITY GALA E X 92 Rose Vega Farm, Branchton HENDERCROFT ATWOOD TIC TAC E X 92 Herbert Henderson, Ashton HOLZER AFTER GOLD CHRISSIE EX 92 Bushy View, Lakeside KARNVILLA DEMPSEY BETTER E X 92 D.W. Karn Farms Inc, Woodstock KINGSWAY DEMPSEY RUTHANN EX 92 Kingsway Farms, Hastings PONDVUE WINDBROOK PANAMA EX 92 Allan Miller, East Garafraxa QUALITY ATWOOD FORENDA E X 92 Quality Holsteins, Vaughan RJF WINDBROOK NOEL EX 92 Robert Jarrell, Corbyville SKIPWELL REGINALD DOLLIE E X 92 Skipwell Farms Inc, Aylmer SUNNYFIELD STACEE EX 92 Sunnyfield Holsteins, Sunderland TOMALYNN TENACIOUS DESI EX 92 Tomalynn Farms, Omemee VALVIEW SID WINTERLICIOUS EX 92 Valview Farm Ltd, Port Perry

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GREENLARK DAMION LYNELLE E X 91 Greenlark Farms, Pembroke GREIDEN ARMSTEAD TIFFANY E X 91 Greiden Farms Ltd, St. Marys GROENWAY WINDBROOK ADELE EX 91 Groenway Farms Inc, Harrowsmith HARVDALE FEVER BRYN EX 91 Harvdale Holsteins, Stayner HEATHER HOLME SID VALA E X 91 Glen & Curtis Mcneil, Goderich Kevin Smith, Toronto HILLMARK BRAXTON KORBIT EX 91 Gerald Hill, Ilderton JEFFRED LAUTHORITY KELSEY EX 91 Fred Jeffs, Stirling JOYROD HERO JETTE EX 91 Maitlandhill Holsteins, Gorrie Rodney Shantz, Gorrie KAWARTHA DEMPSEY DESSI E X 91 Kawartha Holsteins, Lindsay

BROWNLANDS GOLDWYN FUSION EX 91 Brownlands Farm, Enterprise

KENCHAR SWEET AS CAN BE E X 91 Scott Tamlin, Woodville

BRUSHDALE BARCREST VIVA E X 91 Mike & Becky Barnes, Town Of PlymptonWyoming W. Brush, Forest

KINGSWAY SHADOW VIOLET EX 91 Kingsway Farms, Hastings

BURGHAVEN ZULU VALENA EX 91 John Verburg, Londesboro CAVANALECK SHADOW GIZA E X 91 Avanaleck Farms Ltd, Belmont CHALANE TENACIOUS AVA EX 91 River Dale Holsteins, St. Jacobs CLAYNOOK DANESSA DOORMAN EX 91 CLAYNOOK DESTINY DAY E X 91 CLAYNOOK DOVE SNOWMAN EX 91 Claynook Farms Ltd, New Hamburg CO-VISTA G CHIP DAZZLE-ET EX 91 Janaric Holsteins, Listowel CRATER GIOVANI LAVANGUARD EX 91 Crater Farm, Hartington DAIRYHIRST ALEXANDER BECKY 637 EX 91 Ron & Margaret Elmhirst, Campbellford DIEMERTDALE ANAKIN ELLYMAY E X 91 Summerview Holsteins, Ayton ELLIOTTDALE WINDBROOK LEE E X 91 Elliottdale Holsteins, Thorndale ERINCREST B AUTUMN HARVEST EX 91 Erincrest Holsteins, Hastings ERINWOOD TM BRDNCK RILEY-ET EX 91 Benschop Farms, Bowmanville EVERCREST WINDBROOK TOBY EX 91 Silverridge Farms Ltd, Springfield FLORBIL INCOGNITO PORTLAND E X 91 Florbil Farms Ltd, Mildmay FRADON ABSOLUTE JOY EX 91 FRADON LAUTHORITY DRACULAURA EX 91 Rose Vega Farm, Branchton FRAELAND SUDAN ANNA E X 91 Fraeland Farms, Fergus FRISKLANE SID UREKA EX 91 Frisklane Holsteins, Selby GARHAVEN DEMPSEY TAE BO E X 91 Gary B. & Dorothy J. Hunt, Tweed GLENBERT NBA JELLA EX 91 Glenbert Holsteins, Embro GLENVUE GOLD LIZZY EX 91 Glenvue Holsteins, Rockwood

KRUL STANLEYCUP LIBRA EX 91 Krul Holsteins Ltd, Arthur LDM MAIFIELD SID TORI EX 91 Loa-De-Mede Farms Ltd, Oshawa LEMLAR IOTA DONNA EX 91 Lemlar Farms Ltd, Woodstock LOCKMAR STANLEYCUP IYLA E X 91 Lockmar Holsteins, Sutton West LOYALYN FEVER FANTASY EX 91 Rob & Alice Bumstead, Owen Sound MAITLAND VALLEY BOLTON NORAIN EX 91 Maitland Valley Holsteins, Seaforth MAPEL WOOD EPIC LEANNE EX 91 Misty Glen Farms Ltd, Belmont MAPEL WOOD EPIC LOOK AT ME EX 91 Scott Brethet, Tottenham MAPLEKAY SANFLAN CELESTINA EX 91 Maplekay Farms Limited, Woodstock MARFLOACRES LAVAN NETALIE EX 91 MARFLOACRES SID ASHLEY E X 91 Wayne & Karen Martin, Mount Forest MCINTOSH CARMYN GOLD CHIP EX 91 MCINTOSH DUSTER BR EX 91 Mcintosh Holsteins, Embro MILLBROOKE LAUTHORITY CRISPY EX 91 MILLBROOKE WINDBROOK KESLER EX 91 Ed Meulendyk, Badjeros NARWOOD WINDBROOK ESTHER E X 91 Don & Diane Catt, St. Thomas OOSTVIEW FEVER POPSTAR EX 91 Oostview Farm Ltd, Lakeside OUROWN SID URBANA EX 91 Nurseland Farm, Hillier

RICHLAND SANCHEZ EXPRESSO EX 91 Breeze Hill Holsteins, Winchester Raymond Smygwaty, Russell Richland Holsteins, Stirling RIVERDOWN GL MAPLE SYRUP EX 91 Riverdown Holsteins, Metcalfe ROCKYMOUNTAIN DESTRY RASCAL EX 91 Scott Brethet, Tottenham SILLSWAY LAUTHORITY CANDY EX 91 Sillsway Farms, Roslin SILVERRIDGE SNOWMAN LORI EX 91 Silverridge Farms Ltd, Springfield Woolley Farms Inc, Springfield SKIPWELL SHOTTLE CATERINA EX 91 Skipwell Farms Inc, Aylmer SMITHDEN WINDBROOK AMNESTY EX 91 Smithden Holsteins Inc, Woodstock SONRAY-ACRES SOC OBSERVR VI EX 91 STANTONS MOGUL BABBII EX 91 Stanton Bros Limited, Ilderton STEWARDSON WINDBROOK LICORICE EX 91 Stewardson Dairy, Thedford TEMPLEVIEW DUNDEE DURAZZO EX 91 Templeview Holsteins, Kemptville TOMALYNN WINDBROOK SUZY EX 91 TOMALYNN WINDBROOK THERESA EX 91 Tomalynn Farms, Omemee VALE-O-SKENE LAUTHORITY SCOTTY EX 91 Vale-O-Skene Holsteins, Little Britain VALLEYRIVER DETOX FABULOUS EX 91 Valleyriver Farms Ltd, Bognor VALVIEW NESSIES ANGEL EX 91 Valview Farm Ltd, Port Perry VELTHUIS SG MOM ALOHA EX 91 Silverridge Farms Ltd, Springfield WALKERCREST SEAVER LYNN EX 91 Walkercrest Farms, Renfrew WEEBERLAC VIOLENTLY ILL SHOT E X 91 Scott Groniger, Carlsbad Springs Tim & Diane Groniger, Carlsbad Springs WENDON BRAXTON GIGGLES EX 91 Kentville Holsteins, Melancthon WERKHOLM DEMPSEY 781 EX 91 Werkholm Holsteins Ltd, Embro WILADA FEVER BELINDA EX 91 David & Bernice Andrews, Cannington WILLSONA SID MOYA EX 91 Almet Farms Ltd, Bowmanville ZIMMER UNO ALEXIA EX 91 Fraeland Farms, Fergus

JUNE - AUGUST VG’S AHD COLLATERAL ZAIDEE VG 87 Trinal Holsteins, Teeswater ALEAH CAM KIWI SLICE VG 87 Aleah Farms Ltd, Beaverton

PERRINRIDGE JIGSAW APRIL EX 91 Perrinridge Farms Ltd, Ayr

BECKHOLM SID TRILBEA VG 87 BECKHOLM TRISHAS TRINKET VG 87 Beckholm Holsteins, Sunderland

PONDVUE LAUTHORITY GERBER EX 91 Allan Miller, East Garafraxa

BENCREST MCCUTCHEN JUDY VG 87 Fred & Marian Hopkins, Elmwood

QUINNDALE SANCHEZ PRANKSTER EX 91 Quinndale Holsteins, Greely

BOSDALE G W LUSTRE D VG 87 Bosdale Farms Inc, Cambridge

RALEON SEAVER SANDRA EX 91 Frankhaven Holsteins, Woodstock

BREAMONT MCCUTCHEN LOTTO VG 87 Breamont Holsteins, Tavistock

REGANCREST RBST BLOSSOM-ET EX 91 Maplevue Farms, Listowel

CALMAC COMMANDER ADA VG 87 Calmac Holsteins, Embro

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CLAYNOOK FABBY SILVER VG 87 Claynook Farms Ltd, New Hamburg CROVALLEY MCCUTCHEN BAVARIA VG 87 Penny Lane Holsteins, Merrickville DAIRYDALE CLUMBO COLUMBIA VG 87 Dairydale Farms Ltd, Embro DORTHOLME MCCUTCHEN ANGELA VG 87 John Dortmans Jr, Strathroy EXTRAMILE FAMOUS FEVER VG 87 Extramile Farm, Keene GIL146 MAGNA P MITZY RED V G 87 Brock Gillies, Bognor HARVDALE ATWOOD BERMUDA V G 87 Harvdale Holsteins, Stayner HARVDALE SID PAULA VG 87 Dr. Tim Henshaw, Minesing Geoffrey Carberry, Caledon HOLZER ALEX BOUTEA VG 87 Bushy View, Lakeside KINGSWAY BEEMER ARTWORK VG 87 KINGSWAY GOLDWYN LADONNA VG 87 Kingsway Farms, Hastings

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CONGRATULATIONS to the breeders listed below who bred their first Excellent cow between June and August of 2017. Thank you to Holstein Canada for making the information available. May there be many more Excellent cows in your future! •F  EPRO TARORED FIDDLE, Fepro Farms, Cobden •R  INGGENBERG DUPLEX SERENA, Ringgenberg Farms, Walton

KIRKLEA DOORMAN REMARKABLE VG 87 Bethany Macdonald, Dalkeith Rob Heffernan, Hastings Robert Macdonald, Dalkeith

• MEADOWGOLD BRAWLER JUNE, Mervin F. Martin, Stayner

LINDENRIGHT GOLDDAY MAUI VG 87 Lyndon Stewart & Associates Inc, Guelph

• L ANEHAVEN JUDO NAOMI, Bloetjes Farms Ltd, Dorchester

MONTDALE RECHARGE DAISY VG 87 Montdale Holsteins, North Augusta Mountain Echo Holsteins, Mountain Starrise Holsteins, Napanee OCONNORS BIG K BOOM VG 87 O'Connor Land & Cattle Co, Ajax OCONNORS PEPPER LAS VEGAS VG 87 Silvercap Holsteins, Greely Smithden Holsteins Inc, Woodstock OSCROFT REGINALD REILYNN VG 87 Oscroft Farms, Shannonville PHOENIX SANCH GEEGEE VG 87 Breamont Holsteins, Tavistock

•G  REEN RIDGE DANIER KATIE, Green Ridge Dairy, Ridgetown

•B  AY BREEZE LARSON APPLE, Bay Breeze Farms, Hillier •M  AYPULAYN MANIFOLD LESLIE, Maypulayn Farms, Milford • BUISTLANE WINDBROOK CHERYL, Buistlane Holsteins, Mt. Elgin •W  ARBY BEACON ASHLEY 1756 • WARBY FARM, MT. ELGIN, Warby Farm, Mt. Elgin •H  ENDERVUE FC MAY, Edward Henderson, Port Hope •M  AIFIELD WINDHAMMER MONA • MAIFIELD WINDBROOK FRIEDA • MAIFIELD WINDHAMMER KORA, Almet Farms Ltd, Bowmanville

PLEASANT NOOK TAKE A CHANCE VG 87 Pleasant Nook Farm, Ayr

•F  RASEHOLD MONA JORDAN, Darryl Fraser, Lakeside

RONBETH DEMPSEY NAY VG 87 Ronbeth Holsteins, Hastings

• L ANGEWEER FREDDIE BERNADET 998, Langeweer Dairy Farms, Woodstock

RUTI MEGASIRE SURPRISE VG 87 RUTI ORLANDO EMPIRE VG 87 Werner Renggli, Seagrave STANTONS LAST SECOND WIN-ET V G 87 Stanton Bros Limited, Ilderton TOMALYNN GOLD CHIP DREAM VG 87 Tomalynn Farms, Omemee UP-RIDGE DOORMAN LICORICE V G 87 Up-Ridge Holsteins, Embro VALE-O-SKENE LAUTHORITY KOKE VG 87 VALE-O-SKENE SECURE INDIGO VG 87 Vale-O-Skene Holsteins, Little Britain VOGUE OCTANE SUNSTRUCK V G 87 Blackrock Livestock Company, Brighton Silvercap Holsteins, Greely Vogue Cattle Co., Brighton

• G  A F DUDE 836, Green Acre Farms Ltd, New Hamburg •P  INE LAWN FINAL CUT ROLO, Pine Lawn Holsteins, Linwood •H  OLYWELL SHOTTLE LAYLA, Holywell Holsteins, Rockwood •T  IMCON MAKITA FEVER, Timcon Holsteins, Carleton Place •E  RINCREST WINDBROOK PEACHES • ERINCREST B AUTUMN HARVEST, Erincrest Holsteins, Hastings • VAN923 REGINALD SYLVIA, Kryn Van Oostveen, Lakeside • BIRDCREST LAVANGUARD STARLA, Charles Bird, Rockwood • STARLIGHT BABY JO 817, Gillian Lightfoot, Hickson

WEBB VIEW BISON SID VG 87 Webb View Farms, Roseneath WILLDINA DOORMAN TWICK VG 87 Fricosons Holsteins, Newcastle

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Over 125,000 kilograms of Milk (Milk Per day of Life)

• PARKHURST POWERBALL SALINA P VG-88

• BELMORAL OUTSIDE ADELE EX-90-6E 3*.. . . 152,294 (30.38) kgs

Owned by Silvercap Holsteins, Greely and Vogue Cattle Co., Brighton

EX-94 & Higher • K NONAUDALE JASMINE EX-95-4E

Bred And owned By Belmoral Farms Ltd., Teeswater

• WIKKERINK ASTRONOMICAL DONNA VG-87-11YR. . .147,770 (31.09) kgs Bred by Wikkerink Farms Ltd., Norwich; Owned by Kloepfer Holdings Ltd., Ingersoll

• M LH LAZER MONA VG-85-11YR. . . . . . . . . . . 147,313 (27.86) kgs Bred and owned by Maple-Lyn Holsteins, Lyn

Bred by KNONAUDALE FARMS INC., Crysler; Owned by Kingsway Farms, Hastings

• CAVANALECK DUCHESS JAY VG-88-4YR 2* . . . 146,276 (27.71) kgs

• DOANLEA AMAZING FLANA EX-95-2E

• ZIEVIEW MORTY TYPHOON VG-87-6YR.. . . . . 142,347 (32.78) kgs

• HENDERCROFT FEVER BAZOOKA EX-95-2E

• LOCKMAR GIBSON ALLISON EX-91-8E 4* . . . . . 137,478 (28.24) kgs

• BECKHOLM DAMION ELLEANOR EX-94-6E

• RADOMERE LEE HAZEL EX-90-2E . . . . . . . . . . . 136,856 (28.90) kgs

• DORAL DENZEL GALEN EX-94-3E

• GIERCREST MARIAN MTOTO VG-89-13YR . . . 131,096 (24.89) kgs

• MCINTOSH BOLT GOLD EX-94-2E

• KNONAUDALE ERENA EX-91-5E.. . . . . . . . . . .129,430 (26.79) kgs

• RONBETH WINDBROOK ELISHA EX-94-2E

• DANDYLAND GIBSON RAZZLE EX-94-6E . . . 129,146 (28.12) kgs

Bred and owned by DONALD I. DOAN, Norwich Bred and owned by HERBERT HENDERSON , Ashton

Bred and owned by BECKHOLM HOLSTEINS, Sunderland Bred and owned by Doral Farms Inc., Teeswater Bred and owned by McIntosh Holsteins, Embro Bred and owned by Ronbeth Holsteins, Hastings

• BOSDALE FEVER PORTRAIT B EX-94

Bred and owned by Bosdale Farms Inc., Cambridge

Bred and owned by Cavanaleck Farms Ltd., Belmont Bred and owned by Zieview Farms Inc., Pakenham

Bred and owned by Lockmar Holsteins, Sutton West

Bred and owned by Raymond Klein Gebbinck, Elmvale Bred and owned by Harry De Gier, Tavistock

Bred and owned by Knonaudale Farms Inc., Crysler

Bred by Dandyland Farm, Schomberg; Owned by Quality Holsteins, Vaughan

• LOCHALSH RAVEN DOWNY EX-90-11YR. . . 128,151 (28.17) kgs Bred and owned by Lochalsh Holsteins Inc., Embro

• BERTENSVILLE O S SHADOW GP-80-2YR . . . . 126,812 (25.91) kgs NEXT BOOKING DEADLINE:

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Bred by Cornerview Farms Inc., Mitchell; Owned by Hyland Dairy Farms Ltd., Denfield

• CNOSSEN BRITT SUPRISE GP-81-2YR . . . . . . . . . . 126,711 (28.86) kgs Bred and owned by Cnossen Holsteins, Elora

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in each age division for June through to the end of August 2017! ANIMAL NAME

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AGE

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GILLETTE BOMBERO MANGO

GP-83

01-10

402

416

374

1192

(+154)

(+144)

(+121)

(+419)

CLEARYDALE ABACUS CHERIE

G-79

01-10

383

343

378

1104

(+149)

(+107)

(+138)

(+394)

STANTONS MONTROSS LAUSANNE

GP-84

01-10

387

473

408

1268

(+99)

(+166)

(+116)

(+381)

MARLBORO SILVERTON 4556

G-74

01-08

381

424

365

1170

(+121)

(+145)

(+112)

(+378)

GLENROE MERCI SALUT 992

GP-81

01-09

362

366

350

1078

(+118)

(+133)

(+98)

(+349)

BRABANTDALE FLAME VERACIOUS

VG-85

02-02

402

565

436

1403

(+146)

(+291)

(+181)

(+618)

SUNOL IOTA KAITLYN

VG-85

02-10

460

443

428

1331

(+154)

(+143)

(+123)

(+420)

STEPHENSONLANE SUPERSONIC WELK

GP-83

02-03

354

444

344

1142

(+116)

(+186)

(+107)

(+409)

SUMMITHOLM GILLESPY NOTORIOUS

VG-88

02-09

442

458

410

1310

(+139)

(+126)

(+111)

(+376)

BRABANTIA PLANNER MICHELLE

GP-83

02-01

379

380

342

1101

(+130)

(+134)

(+102)

(+366)

GILLETTE GALAXY COSMO

VG-87

03-01

363

439

411

1213

(+115)

(+167)

(+158)

(+440)

KAWARTHA BRAXTON ROXETTE

VG-88

03-06

391

397

366

1154

(+133)

(+135)

(+116)

(+384)

SPENCROFT AVALON ROMA

VG-86

03-00

358

439

348

1145

(+105)

(+167)

(+91)

(+363)

BUISTLANE MANIFOLD JESSICA

GP-81

03-02

348

419

365

1132

(+102)

(+145)

(+112)

(+359)

BRIGHTSIDE JANSJE CLARITY 256

GP-80

03-00

382

433

350

1165

(+119)

(+151)

(+88)

(+358)

FARNEAR-TBR-BH SNOWMOO-ET

EX-90

04-11

387

457

374

1218

(+144)

(+197)

(+128)

(+469)

EASTEDGE PIKE HEAVEN

VG-85

04-02

425

377

390

1192

(+155)

(+96)

(+125)

(+376)

HEERDINK BAXTER MIRACLE

GP-83

04-01

374

422

325

1121

(+127)

(+155)

(+75)

(+357)

VAN NES SUDAN 4758

G-78

04-00

346

438

348

1132

(+81)

(+175)

(+82)

(+338)

WALTZ ACRE SATIN SID

VG-87

04-04

340

407

351

1098

(+92)

(+138)

(+103)

(+333)

LOCHDALE SECURE POLLY

EX-90-2E

05-02

357

519

350

1226

(+91)

(+212)

(+85)

(+388)

KENTVILLE FREMONT ROCKSTAR

EX-93-2E

05-05

320

409

319

1048

(+103)

(+177)

(+96)

(+376)

POSSLEA MANIFOLD ROSEBUSH

GP-81

05-02

325

310

318

953

(+121)

(+96)

(+112)

(+329)

BARGEOLANE BEAMER JANUARY

EX-90

05-06

326

364

326

1016

(+101)

(+121)

(+99)

(+321)

SASMORE PEPSI LAUTHORITY

VG-85

05-01

318

364

348

1030

(+71)

(+112)

(+97)

(+280)

VG-85

07-06

365

315

376

1056

(+142)

(+88)

(+144)

(+374)

EX-95-2E

06-06

341

485

335

1161

(+83)

(+205)

(+81)

(+369)

VG-85

08-02

385

463

351

1199

(+86)

(+155)

(+53)

(+294)

VALVIEW BUCKEYE WILLOW

EX-91-3E

07-09

333

343

314

990

(+88)

(+102)

(+79)

(+269)

KINGSWAY BAXTER BEECH

EX-92-3E

07-11

312

355

297

964

(+82)

(+94)

(+64)

(+240)

YEARLINGS FERME GILLETTE INC, EMBRUN; SILVERCAP HOLSTEINS, GREELY CLEARYDALE FARMS, SPENCERVILLE STANTON BROS LIMITED, ILDERTON SCHOUTEN CORNER VIEW FARMS LTD, RICHMOND SCHERPENZEEL FARMS, INGERSOLL

2 YEAR OLDS BRABANTDALE FARMS LTD, NAVAN SUNOL FARMS, CARLETON PLACE

STEPHENSON LANE HOLSTEINS, INGERSOLL JOE LOEWITH & SONS LTD, LYNDEN

BRABANTIA FARMS INC, WILLIAMSBURG

3 YEAR OLDS FERME GILLETTE INC, EMBRUN KAWARTHA HOLSTEINS, LINDSAY ROGER SPENCE, ELMVALE

BUISTLANE HOLSTEINS, MT. ELGIN BRIGHTSIDE DAIRY, INNERKIP

4 YEAR OLDS HANK & NANCY-LEE HAZELEGER, EMBRO EAST EDGE HOLSTEINS, SPRINGFIELD HEERDINK HOLSTEINS, ST. MARYS EVERGREEN HOLSTEINS, ETHEL WALTZ ACRE FARMS, CONSECON

5 YEAR OLDS LOCHDALE HOLSTEINS, ALEXANDRIA KENTVILLE HOLSTEINS, MELANCTHON POSSLEA HOLSTEINS, SCOTLAND WESSON HOLSTEINS, BROCKVILLE; ALMARLEA HOLSTEINS, BROCKVILLE STEVEN SQUIBB, ST. PAULS

MATURE COWS KENORA FROSTY JEM

KENORA FARMS, SPENCERVILLE

BOSDALE SHOTTLE LIBERTY

BOSDALE FARMS INC, CAMBRIDGE

HYDEN BAXTER FRANCIS

HYDEN HOLSTEINS, MILVERTON VALVIEW FARM LTD, PORT PERRY KINGSWAY FARMS, HASTINGS

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Participation for Profit

Holstein Canada’s New Herd Enrollment Program Ferme Latulippe, GLEN SANDFIELD, ONT.

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BY KRIS MACLEOD

FERME LATULIPPE STARTED TO REGISTER UNDER THE SANDFIELD PREFIX ABOUT NINE YEARS AGO WITH THE MAIN GOAL OF WANTING TO HAVE A BETTER RECORD OF THEIR COWS’ GENEALOGY AND BIRTHDATES.

François and Sylvie bought the farm (consisting of 125 acres of land with cows and quota) from François' parents, Laurier and Gilberte, in 1991. The original farm was started back in 1953. Today the farm has expanded to include 100 head of Holsteins (50 milking) in a tie-stall setup, and 30 Simmentals on 515 acres

some help from their Ontario Holstein Field rep on how to use the computer program online to register. They still use DHI and appreciate the data they receive from their participation. They originally began classifying because of the incentives given to classify young sire daughters. Now that those incentives have changed, they still classify each regular round to see how their cows are improving. The first classification they did, they were thrilled to have an 87-point cow! They have since had other highscoring cows, as well as numerous Very Good animals. They have yet to get their first Excellent cow, but hope to get there some day. The family’s future goals are to improve type, production and genetic potential within the herd. On the farm side of things, a few upgrades are planned and they’d eventually like to complete the transition of the dairy operation over to David. François and Sylvie couldn’t be happier now that their herd is registered in its entirety. They know it will help in the very near future as changes to traceability come into play.

The Latulippe family, from l to r: Audrey, Claudia, Sylvie, François and David. The family began dairy farming in 1991 and started to register and classify their animals approximately nine years ago. PHOTO BY KRIS MACLEOD.

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of land. Francois and Sylvie have three children: Audrey, Claudia and David. Their daughters help on the farm on their days off from their jobs, while their son has recently become a partner in the farm. David completed the Agriculture Techniques course from Alfred College in 2011 and also works off-farm as a technician for EastGen.

EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF ANIMAL REGISTRATION AND CLASSIFICATION!

When the family first started to register, their goals were straightforward. They wanted to have a certificate and a herd of purebred animals. Today, well over 90 per cent of the herd is purebred. The New Herd Enrollment program offered by Holstein Canada made it easy for them to get started. Since all of their information was recorded through DHI, and everything had been artificially inseminated for over 20 years, they had those records to work with as well. In addition to that, they had always used NLID tags, so it was fairly easy to get started with

• No charge herd visit fee (regular or mid round) for first classification.

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– Registration fee discounted by 50% for all animals (excluding base) registered within 6 months of commitment to the program. – No charge to transfer ownership of animals resident in the herd prior. – To qualify for the registration savings herds must agree to participate in at least one classification visit. • Ontario Holstein Field staff are available to help you with registration.

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36th Annual Ontario Holstein Branch Meeting Feb. 27-28, 2018, Stratford, Ont. Feb. 27: Farm Tours, 10 am - 3 pm; Ontario Awards Banquet & Youth Fun Auction, 6:30 pm - 11 pm. Feb. 28: AGM See the Winter 2018 Link Magazine for complete details!

We're Moving! CAMBRIDGE, ON AUGUST 3, 2017 - The Ontario Holstein Branch office is relocating to Brantford, Ontario and will be open for visitors on November 1, 2017. The new office will have its space at 20 Corporate Place, within Holstein Canada’s building. The office in Cambridge, Ontario will be closed effective October 31, 2017. “With our quickly changing industry, the Board of Directors feels this move will lead to opportunities for the Branch to further its service to our members and increased efficiencies by sharing resources with Holstein Canada, such as financial and administrative services,” says Sandy O’Hara, President of the Ontario Holstein Branch. “We appreciate the opportunity and look forward to this business arrangement with Holstein Canada.” In line with the organization’s mission, this exciting change will ensure Branch resources are allocated effectively, and will provide cross-training and succession planning opportunities as the organization progresses. Field Representatives will continue to serve the membership of the Branch with dedication and passion in the communities that they represent. Merina Johnston, General Manager of the Branch believes the move offers a tremendous opportunity. “Relocating to Brantford will allow our organization to refocus on the needs of our membership and the youth that are the future of the Holstein industry.”

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OCTOBER 2017 October 11 Perth County Select Sale October 12 EOWQ Championship Show Metcalfe - Carl Phoenix October 18 Autumn Opportunity Holstein Show Conformation: Mike West Showmanship: Nathan Thompson October 21 Dufferin County Holstein Club Banquet, Monticello Church Hall October 21 Niagara County Club Banquet October 27 Perth County Club Banquet Mitchell Golf Course October 27 Lanark Awards Night, Perth October 28 Frontenac Awards Night Elginburg

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TD 4-H Dairy Classic, RAWF November 9-10 RAWF Holstein Show Bruce Mode (R & W), Pierre Boulet (B & W) November 16 Dufferin County AGM November 16 Huron County AGM

Bruce County AGM November 17 Renfrew Awards Night, Cobden Agricultural Hall November 18 Lennox & Addington Banquet, Selby November 22 Grey County Club AGM November 23 Peterborough County Car Tour and AGM November 23 Stormont Awards Night, Sand Rd. Sugar Camp November 24 Leeds-Grenville Awards Night, Toledo Legion November 25 Prince Edward County Holstein Club Banquet, Waring House, Picton November 29 Perth County Club AGM

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Niagara County AGM

Simcoe County AGM

Leeds Grenville AGM, Verburgs

Lanark AGM, Beckwith Hall

Frontenac AGM, Battersea United

Stormont AGM

Renfrew AGM

Prescott AGM, LeChardo Alfred

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JANUARY 2018 January 4

Victoria County Holstein Club AGM January 5

Ontario County Holstein Club AGM, Greenbank United Church January 17

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Haldimand-Norfolk AGM

Glengarry Awards Night, Alexandria

Oxford County Barn Tours

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Waterloo County AGM/Barn Meeting, Rodney Lebold

Prince Edward County AGM

Durham County AGM

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FEBRUARY 2018 February 27-28

Ontario Holstein AGM, Stratford

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Carleton-Russell AGM, Red Dot

Outstanding Dairy Women Service Award

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams Past winners of the Outstanding Service Award for Dairy Women include (l to r ) Nancy Beerwort (2013), Janet Ringelberg (2017), Karen Velthuis (2015), Heather Parkin (2011) and Sandy O’Hara (2014). Missing from the photo are Ruth Vogel (2016) and Elaine Standeaven (2012).

APPLICATION DETAILS

AWARD INFORMATION The purpose of this award is to recognize the efforts and highlight the work and accomplishments of Ontario women who have devoted their lives in an effort to serve, promote and enhance the dairy industry. Through their dedication, they have helped to inspire others with their passion. Contributions may be through their own family farms, within the 4-H program, local breed association, provincial committees or boards, national boards or through formal work, which all working together helps to promote and preserve the dairy farm and industry in Ontario.

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• Open to women involved in all dairy breeds • Nomination package will be available on the Ontario Holstein Branch website, www.ontario.holstein.ca • Nominations should be sent to Heather Parkin (heatherp@gbtel.ca) *any nominations submitted prior to 2015 should be resubmitted with up-to-date information • Selection committee members will choose the award with recipients joining the committee for future years. • Award will be announced and presented at the Ontario Holstein Branch Annual Meeting in February 2018 • Deadline for nominations is December 15, 2017

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Heather Parkin (heatherp@gbtel.ca)

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Alan, Jane, Jill and Scott Brown Farm: Brownlands Holsteins Herd Size: 65 Milking; 155 head total Operation Type: Tie-stall Operation Location: Enterprise, Ont. 1. What is your family’s history with Holsteins? The farm was started by my parents and began as a mixed herd including grade and purebred Holsteins, along with beef cattle. I graduated from Kemptville College in 1983 and came home to farm full-time, building an addition onto the existing milking barn at the time. Since then, our major focus has been on improving the genetics of our herd.

7. If you could improve one thing in your herd/operation, what would it be? Improving cow comfort is always a top priority. This is consistently improving overall health within the herd, which in turn, increases milk production and longevity. Near future improvements include a dry cow facility for added comfort and ease of transition.

within the herd at an accelerated pace. Scott and Jill's keen interest in the 4-H program, and their desire to show top-quality calves, encouraged us to improve our genetics through embryo transfer, new heifer facilities and quality heifer care.

10. How do you use genomic information in your herd and what are your thoughts on the future of genomics? We currently do not genomically test our heifers in the herd. The purpose of genomics at our farm is in young sire selection for mating. We believe the future of genomics will become more important for identifying profitable cows as margins get tighter.

8. If you could have ANY cow standing in your barn, who would it be and why? The cow that first comes to mind is Comestar Lamadona Doorman VG 89. She has had an outstanding show career 2. What are your breeding goals? Ultimately, we strive to breed cows that we want to work with every thus far, high genomic potential, and hails from the Laurie day. We love tall, open-ribbed cows with adequate milk production. Sheik family. Her depth of pedigree suggests that she will There is a strong focus on type at the farm; we especially love well- be capable of being an outstanding brood cow in the future. attached mammary systems and good feet and legs. 9. What is one thing you would tell a young farmer that you wish you had been told? Focus on purchasing good genetics from a young age to have quality 3. What genetic tools are most important in your breeding program? The genetic tools used on the farm include classification, milk stock to breed from. Talk to and seek information from prominent recording, bull proofs and embryo transfer. We commonly use cow people and farm management specialists. Also, attend various top proven sires when making breeding decisions. A keen focus functions, including but not limited to barn meetings, shows etc. to on flushing our best cows has allowed us to improve the genetics see industry trends and talk to other farmers.

4. Describe the ultimate/ideal cow for your operation. The ideal cow in our herd would score Very Good as a two-year-old, increase in score in her second lactation, and be raised to Excellent after three calvings. She would also have positive production and components on the herd, good fertility, and remain in the herd for many lactations. Also, having the ability to pass on her genetic influence to the next generation is an important factor. 5. What cow in your barn is currently the “Heart of the Herd�? Dixellen Leduc Miss EX 90 11* is the heart of our herd. We bought her from the Dixellen dispersal as a two-year old. She has since passed, but lives on through her descendants on the farm. Miss has nine Excellent daughters scored to date, including daughters of Goldwyn, Spirte and Jasper. These cows complete four generations of Excellents. Miss also has many granddaughters and great granddaughters that we continue to enjoy working with and that excel in the herd. 6. What are you most proud of in your herd/operation? We are most proud of our family, particularly our three children (Alana, Jill and Scott) all of whom have grown up being actively involved on the farm and work in the agricultural industry today. In the barn, we are very proud of the cows and their pedigrees alike. We have bred nearly 50 homebred Excellent cows to date.

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11. How many cows do you flush each year? How do you market your embryos? We flush 3-4 cows per year solely for personal genetic gain. We focus on cow families that score high and have deep pedigrees along with positive milk production and components. Currently the majority of our virgin heifers are implanted with embryos. 12. Which traits do you find sell the best? Which trait do you value most? Traits that we value most are big, powerful dairy cows with desirable mammary systems and good feet and legs. These are the kind that we like to work with every day. 13. Which bulls do you feel have had the most impact on your herd? Goldwyn has had the biggest impact on the herd, followed closely by Sid. Presently we are breeding predominantly to Doorman and Doorman sons. 14. Which management practices do you feel contribute most to the success of your operation? Why? We feed a traditional style ration consisting of balage, dry hay, dry grain and corn silage. We choose not to push the cows to the maximum, which we feel gives them time to develop and live a long, healthy life in the herd. We focus our time in the barn, spending more time with the cows and focusing on cow comfort. Always striving to improve, most recently we have been putting more emphasis on reduced age at first calving. www.ontario.holstein.ca


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High Octane Udders!

From the day he was first released, the industry has had high expectations for Stantons High Octane. High Octane has delivered on those high genomic expections with his first daughter proof in August. This Immunity+TM star is our very best for udder depth (13S) which is remarkable considering his outstanding Milk yields (+1896 kg). High Octane will make them tall (+16), long and with ample width (Chest +6, Pin Width +10) and superb Feet & Legs (+10). With his exciting first proof this round, High Octane now joins the ranks of Unix and Doorman as one of the Top 3 Immunity+ sires for type in the World! VOGUE LEAP YEAR 0200HO10891 Monterey x Doorman x Goldwyn • GPA LPI 2993

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