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ONTARIO’S 2012 MASTER BREEDERS

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UPPING THE ANTE

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SEEING THINGS DIFFERENTLY

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ONTARIO HOLSTEIN’S 2013 AGM

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2013 GENETIC MARKETING WORKSHOP

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Special Feature: Patty Jones

OUTSTANDING DAIRY WOMEN SERVICE AWARD 33 DISTRICT TOUR RECAP

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HOLSTEIN YOUTH FEATURE

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The Bos Family - Bosdale Farms

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EDITOR’S & GM’S NOTE

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COUNTY CLUB SPOTLIGHT

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SALE HIGHLIGHTS

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NEW HERD ENROLMENT

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PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

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SUPERIOR PRODUCTION

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BEST OF THE BREED

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HOLSTEIN HAPPENINGS

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

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IN BLACK & WHITE WITH...

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YORK COUNTY CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

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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 LINK EDITOR, Andrea Emond acrummer@ontario.holstein.ca DESIGN Jennifer Kyle, Laura Nanne, Leanna Lowry GENERAL MANAGER, Jason French branch@ontario.holstein.ca SECRETARY, Mary Poirier branch@ontario.holstein.ca CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Celeste Cook, Jason French CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Amy Crummer, Angela Howard, Adrian Vander Wielen, Darlene Martin, Debbie Oxby, James Craig, Jason French, Kris MacLeod, Leanna Lowry, Mary Fraser, Mary Poirier ONTARIO HOLSTEIN FIELD STAFF WEST-CENTRAL ONTARIO REP, Jason French branch@ontario.holstein.ca Cell: (519) 831-4359 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 EASTERN ONTARIO REP, Kris MacLeod krismacleod@bellnet.ca Cell: (613) 795-1396 2013/2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT, El Petherick PAST-PRESIDENT, Ron Greaves VICE PRESIDENT, Gary Cain NATIONAL DIRECTOR, John Buckley ADDITIONAL BOARD MEMBERS Dennis Kuepfer •Dave Johnston Ian Fraser Hank Hazeleger • Sandy O’Hara Reproduction, in whole or in part, of the editorial or advertising content is forbidden without the written consent of the Ontario Holstein Branch. PUBLICATIONS MAIL AGREEMENT NO. 41994024 RETURN UNDELIVERABLE CANADIAN ADDRESSES VIA DATA FILE TO: ACRUMMER@ONTARIO.HOLSTEIN.CA ON THE COVER: THE BOS FAMILY IS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN WATERLOO COUNTY’S 4-H PROGRAM. PICTURED HERE AT BOSDALE ARE 16 COUSINS, RANGING IN AGE FROM 8 TO 21. (PHOTO BY ANDREA EMOND)


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2-02 P. 9313 kg 4.9% 3.5% (246-322-274) #29 GLPI +3104 (12/12) Her Epic daughter sold for $175 000 at International Intrigue 2012 Dam: Misty Springs Shottle Satin VG-86 1 • 11th gen. VG or EX with 106 from the Splendor family Her Brewmaster dtr pictured below sells at Taste of Ontario

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG! What a wonderful feeling it is to step out into the sunshine and be greeted by the sounds of chirping birds! Our long-awaited spring is finally here and with it comes promises of warmer temperatures and a host of exciting activities ahead. As you are reading this, many of you will be settling into your hotel rooms, looking forward to the activities the National Holstein Convention committee has worked so hard to plan. It’s safe to assume that you will also be checking in at home to make sure the cows - and kids - are surviving without you! Serving as the Editor of The Link for the past two years has taught me many things, but perhaps the biggest lesson of all has been the importance of a supportive home front. Whether it’s a late night in the office or few days away at a convention, I’ve always been lucky not to have had to worry about things at home. When you return from your travels, be sure to thank those that “hold down the fort” for you while you’re away. It’s something I don’t do nearly enough! Speaking of “holding down the fort,” Julie McIntosh and her colleagues at 31st Line Strategic Communications in Embro will be taking over my duties while I’m away on maternity leave. I wish them all the best and look forward to seeing what they have in store for The Link in the coming year! Sincerely,

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general mana ger’s messa ge IT’S HERE!! The 2013 National Holstein Convention is finally here! In the spring of 2009, the Ontario Holstein Board of Directors contacted Holstein Canada SecretaryManager Keith Flaman to request that Ontario host the National convention in 2013. The proposed agenda was approved and it was time to start organizing. It’s hard to believe that was four years ago! We were fortunate to have two-time Master Breeder, Doug Peart, take on the role of Chairman of the committee; who would have thought Peartome would claim yet another Master Breeder honour since then! We would like to thank Doug and his hard working team for everything they have done to prepare for this convention. Acting as the committee’s Treasurer has been a lot of fun and in addition to everything we accomplished at our meetings, there was always time for some joking and laughter. I hope you all enjoy the activities planned for convention week and take in the beautiful sights of Niagara Falls while you’re here. What a great backdrop for a great convention! Even as this year’s convention unfolds, we are busy preparing for the one four years from now and look forward to work with another great group of Holstein enthusiasts. Sincerely, Jason French, General Manager branch@ontario.holstein.ca

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County Club Spotlight Featuring

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type and production awards that they received during the past year, as well as photos of the show winners and Breeder’s Cup results. The Club also took on a major fundraising initiative ten years ago to help the Vankleek Hill Ag Society raise funds for a new barn at the fairgrounds.

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A STRONG AND UNITED HOLSTEIN CLUB IS A SOURCE OF PRIDE AND TRADITION FOR MANY HOLSTEIN BREEDERS. At the Ontario Holstein Branch, we work closely with County Holstein Clubs from across the province and get to witness first-hand the dedication and enthusiasm of club executives and members alike. We are pleased to introduce our first-ever “County Club Spotlight,” a page dedicated to showcasing the history and achievements of county clubs across Ontario. Many thanks to the Prescott County Holstein Club and Club Secretary, Shawn Wylie, for being part of our inaugural section - we hope you enjoy it! What is the club’s background and history? According to Annual Reports of the agricultural office indicating lists of meetings of all types, the organizational meeting of the Prescott County Holstein Club was held on April 25, 1942. At that time, the club had 39 members; in 2013, we have 116 members. The Club has had 51 different Presidents and 12 different Secretaries over the last 70 years. Four herds in Prescott County have won the Master Breeder shield from Holstein Canada: Horace Nixon of Burnacres Farms in 1965; Lucien Delorme of Springlorme Holsteins in 1987; Horace and Al Nixon of Burnacres Farms in 1993 and Arthur Leroy of Barbhome Holsteins in 1999.

What annual activities does your club organize? Family Night is our most popular event. This is our annual summer picnic held at a farm in the county in July of each year. It is an informal event meant for our members, their families, friends and neighbours, to relax and spend a social evening together. In the last few years, we have combined the event with the 4-H Judging night and have found this to be very successful. In addition to our Breeder’s Cup and Holstein Show, we try to organize a bus tour to showcase our members’ herds or a bus trip to another county/province to visit prominent herds. This year, two bus trips were held – one to the Quebec Holstein Convention Farm Tours in St Jean sur Richelieu and one to the Ontario Holstein AGM Tours in Carleton-Russell. Lastly, we hold an Agricultural Gala Banquet each Fall. In recent years, we have teamed up with the VKH Ag Society, Prescott County Soil and Crop Improvement Association, and Prescott County DHI Committee to host this event. It is a night for everyone to come out and celebrate the accomplishments of the Agricultural community throughout the year. How do you promote club activities and communicate with members? Newsletters are sent to all members to keep them informed of County/Branch events as necessary. We have a Facebook page, and have started compiling an email listing. What is one area you would like to improve? We have a large county with most of our events taking part in the Eastern half of it. It would be nice to get more members out to events from across the whole county. Where do you see the club in a few years down the road? As the industry continues to change, so will the club. Like many areas, our county is becoming more commercially-oriented and we must adapt to be able to keep all members interested in our events. In recent years, it seems that social events such as the family night have become very popular, whereas the Fall awards banquet has seen attendance diminish. On a positive note, our Breeder’s Cup has almost as many entries and exhibitors as our county show! As a Club we need to recognize these changing demographics and adapt our activities and events to suit the interests of all our members. At the same time, it’s important not to lose sight of our history and objectives as a club, so a proper balance needs to be struck. I also believe partnerships with other agriculture groups will be very important as we are working with basically the same people. We have already done this by working closely with Prescott 4-H and with the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society.

What has the club accomplished in recent years? We have attempted to revitalize the club by improving events we already were doing and by introducing some new ones. For example, four years ago we introduced the Breeder’s Cup. Prescott was one of the early adopters of the competition that is now run in almost every County. We built it up each year, adding classes, sponsors, and an awards reception including a fully sponsored dinner following the competition. In 2012, we had 18 farms enter 73 cows in 5 classes, making us by far one of the largest competitions in the province. For our traditional show, we listened to members’ concerns and introduced an exhibitors meeting before the show. EastGen sponsors pizza for this meeting. We give all exhibitors and their crews a complimentary breakfast and last year we started a club exhibit to encourage new exhibitors to come to the show. Our calendar that we publish every year has grown to be a kind of an “annual report” Proud of your County’s Holstein Club? Why not steal the spotlight in one of our on the club’s activities, showcasing not only member ads, but also future issues? Contact the Branch today to be part of the excitement!

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Ruth Vogel was honoured to receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal recently for her extensive volunteer work in Leeds-Grenville county. She is pictured here with Gord Brown, MP for Leeds Grenville, Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds Grenville and Bob Runciman, Senator and former MPP for Leeds Grenville. Congratulations Ruth!! (Photo submitted)

Colton Oughtred received the Ontario Holstein Branch’s Spirit of 4-H award recently at Brant County’s 4-H banquet. Presenting the award is Jennifer Kyle. (Photo by Andrea Emond)

BARNYARD CUTIES 1. Twin sisters, Symcroft Lauthority Nina (left) and Symcroft Lauthority Nora pose for their close-up during a recent open house at Symcroft Holsteins. Born January 21, 2013, the calves descend from Symcroft BWM Leader Nestea GP-83. (Photo by Leanna Lowry) 2. An orange tabby finds a soft spot to lay her head at Stillbrook Farms in Keene, ON. (Photo by Adrian Vander Wielen) 3. “One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn’t belong!” This Lab-Burmese mix, Piper, feels right at home with the calves at Gleneil Holsteins in Dalkeith, ON (Photo by Ian Fraser)

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ON MARCH 16, 2013, THE YORK COUNTY HOLSTEIN CLUB OF THE PAST AND PRESENT GATHERED AT THE CARDINAL GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB IN NEWMARKET TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF RICH HOLSTEIN HISTORY. OVER 300 GUESTS ATTENDED THE EVENT, EAGER TO “BRING BACK A TOUCH OF HISTORY.”

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Preparations for the club’s centennial began last year when a small committee of volunteers began organizing everything from guest speakers and sponsors to historical artifacts and auction items. Among the items on display was a one-of-a-kind 95- inch square handmade quilt featuring various farm scenes and a Holstein farmstead. “It’s almost finished!” says Ann Reesor, the woman in charge of the project in the weeks leading up to the event. “It’s being hand-quilted by ladies in the community, some of them wives of former dairy farmers.” The quilt’s pattern is a combination of what seasoned quilters will recognize as a chain pattern and trip around the world. It’s a fitting tribute to a club whose breeders and cattle have gone on to garner fame both internationally and here at home. “York was certainly home to some famous herds like Oak Ridges and Romandale, and of course, now Quality,” says Club Secretary, Sandy O’Hara. “But in the earlier years, York was rich with farmer breeder herds that really give the county the reputation it had.” According to a 1963 brochure produced when the club celebrated its 50th anniversary, Holsteins from these “breeder herds” were shipped to many different countries, including many to the United States. Satisfied buyers returned again and again to the “hub of the Holstein Heartland” to purchase York County cattle. The North York Holstein Friesian Breeders Club officially came into being on June 21, 1913 with Sir Henry Pellatt and Mr. J. C. Steckly as the honorary presidents. Three years later, boundaries were extended to include all of York County and the club’s name was changed to the York County Holstein Friesian Club. The club thrived from the outset and financial statements from the end of 1917 and 1918 showed a

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cash on hand balance of $0.30 and $0.40 respectively. At the time, a membership fee of $1 was charged (this fee later increased to $2 in the early 1930s). Though competitive by nature, the members of the York County Holstein Club have always considered themselves a close-knit group. A clear example of this dates back to 1949, when in a true spirit of cooperation, several members came together to build two hoof-trimming crates (one for the east side of the county and one for the west) that could be loaned free of charge to members of the club as needed. Over the years, the county has hosted countless picnics, banquets, shows and twilight meetings. As a county, York has also achieved its fair share of success. Located north of Toronto and encompassing a radius of just 15 miles, this small county boasts 22 Master Breeders and has produced no less than eight National Holstein Board Presidents since 1892. York is also home to some of the most famous herds in the province, if not in all of Canada. The legendary Romandale herd, owned by Slavic-born immigrant turned Canadian mining tycoon, Stephen Roman, is a source of pride for many York County breeders and Holstein historians across the country. Based in Unionville, Ontario, Romandale was home to deep cow families in the 60s and 70s that produced countless show winners and sires whose influence can still be seen today. David Houck joined the farm in 1953 as herd superintendent and is owed a lot of credit for his role in advancing the herd. To mention even a short sampling of the most famous Romandale bulls and their offspring would prove difficult in this space, but the Romandale story would not be complete without paying homage to what was perhaps the most wellknown Romandale bull of all time, Romandale Reflection Marquis. Marquis, weighing in at 3,200 pounds and endearingly known by some as “the Canadian Moose” was a force to be reckoned with in the show ring. After claiming an All-Canadian title with the twowww.ontario.holstein.ca


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year-old Marquis, Roman loaded up the bull along with 17 to 20 of his herd mates to compete at the National Dairy Cattle Congress in Waterloo, Iowa. Rumour has it he was so big that he got stuck at one of the unloading chutes on his journey to Waterloo because of his massive spring of rib.

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Allan Orr, a neighbour of the Romans who spent countless hours training Marquis, accompanied him and the rest of the show string to Iowa. Orr considers these days some of the best of his life.

“The thrill of being there and leading Marquis was an experience second to none!” he recounts. Although the stakes were especially high considering the two-year-old Canadian bull was competing against many older, US mainstays on home turf, Marquis was named Senior Bull and the eventual Grand Champion Bull of the show. It was an honour he would repeat two years later in 1962. Three decades and a Master Breeder Shield later, the Romandale herd was dispersed following the death of Stephen Roman in 1989. Though animals carrying the Romandale prefix are unlikely to exist today, chances are, the Canadian Moose himself lives on in some of the great show winners of our time.

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Drawing hundreds of visitors each year to its immaculate facilities on the outskirts of Vaughan, York County’s Quality Holsteins has been breeding deep-pedigreed show-winning Holsteins since the 1950’s. Owner Paul Ekstein’s interest in Holsteins was cultivated in his teenage years as a young man growing up in Czechoslovakia. Paul’s family immigrated to Canada in the late 1930’s and after earning his diploma from the Ontario Agricultural College in 1954, he started Quality Seeds Limited. The successful seed company is now run by Paul’s son, Ari, and will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year. Both Paul and Ari share a remarkable gift for picking out “the good ones,” which has led to an impressive resume of awards and accolades for the Quality prefix over the years. In 2005, their famous Quality B C Frantisco EX-96-3E 18*, a Charles daughter out of Plushanski Valiant Fran, was voted Holstein Canada’s “Cow of the Year,” and World Champion Cow after capturing Grand Champion at the Royal Winter Fair in 2004 and 2005. Quality has also been named Premier Breeder at the Royal Winter Fair four times and Premier Exhibitor once. They have won eight All-Canadian Breeder’s Herd titles, the most of any breeder in the history of the contest, and on top of all of that, they have been recognized on three different occasions (1984, 1995 and 2011) with Holstein Canada’s highest honour, the Master Breeder Shield. Quality Holstein genetics can be found around the world and Paul, now 79 years of age, was inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2008. Under the stewardship of Paul, Ari and dedicated herdsman Don Schwartz, the success of Quality Holsteins is sure to continue in York County for years to come. A tale of York County’s rich Holstein history would not be complete without a nod to the organization responsible for developing profitable cow families both near and far. Maple Cattle Breeders began in 1945 and set York county breeders apart as pioneers in organized AI. Wilfred Keffer put the wheels in motion by organizing the first meeting to propose the unit in January of that year. There were three conditions put in place at the time in order to move forward: firstly, at least three bulls were required; secondly, both proven bulls and young sires would be selected, and lastly, the service costs had to be reasonable. Continued on page 38 the

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Berwen Holsteins, Cumberland, ON Bert & Wendy Molenaar and family

Seelby Holsteins, Seeleys Bay, ON Daniel & Cynthia Simpson and family

Cedarpath Holsteins, Mildmay, ON Glen & Sheila Burgess and family

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Kawartha Holsteins, Lindsay, ON Dave & Melissa McMorrow and family

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Unholzers - Bushy View, Lakeside, ON Michael and Robert Unholzer Joe & Nancy Unholzer

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OXFORD COUNTY IS HOME TO A LOT OF GREAT CATTLE AND THE ONES AT UP-RIDGE HOLSTEINS ARE NO EXCEPTION. CHARLIE AND JOANNE LUPTON, ALONG WITH THEIR SONS MICHAEL (21) AND MATHEW (19), OWN AND OPERATE THE SECOND GENERATION FARM LOCATED JUST SOUTH OF STRATFORD, ONTARIO AND SAY THAT LIVING WHERE THEY DO HAS PUSHED THEM TO BECOME BETTER EVERY DAY.

“Living in a county like Oxford can be frustrating at times,” says Charlie. “Everyone has good cows!” On the flipside, he adds, surrounding yourself with good cow people from which to learn and partner with is easy to do. “We’re actually very blessed to be where we are.” Both Charlie and Joanne grew up in the county; Charlie on the farm he owns today and Joanne a few miles away on a purebred Holstein operation. As fate would have it, they met for the first time at a Holstein show in their mid-teens. Charlie’s ball coach, Frank Meissner, asked him to help out at the Western Ontario Championship Show in London. Charlie, who had never really shown animals before, was more than happy to help. He even got to bring along a calf of his own, which just happened to be tied next to Joanne’s 4-H calf. Soon after, they began dating. Looking back, Charlie credits Joanne for triggering his interest in purebred animals. Growing up, his parents milked a large herd of 100 grade cattle in a free-stall barn. They were members of Holstein Canada, but never classified their cows. “My parents milked cows and were good farmers,” Charlie says. “[When I took over] they let me do what I wanted to do and I give them a lot of credit for that.” Doing what he wanted to do meant developing better cows and working toward a purebred herd. He started visiting a variety of operations to see what their set up was like and brought several ideas back with him to his own farm. They also converted the free-stall barn to a tie-stall and began classifying in the early 80s. “We did 100 cows in 1983 and had two Very Good’s,” he says. “I remember, I was so happy!”

improvement. Today, they milk 95 head and boast an impressive 13 EX, 60 VG and 37 GP. Their barns, and the animals within, are extremely well cared for - some may go as far as to say they spoil them. During the warmer months, their top cows are put out to pasture. They’ve gotten where they are by working hard as a family, using better bulls and networking at local Holstein events with people who love cows as much as they do. Joanne looks after the calves, takes care of the farm books and helps Charlie with the morning milking. He credits her with keeping things running smoothly. “She’s definitely the glue around here!” Their youngest son, Mathew is currently apprenticing for Farm Mechanics at nearby Great Lakes New Holland, which comes in handy when it comes to maintaining equipment around the farm. The Luptons do all of their own cropping and farm 600 acres (of which 450 is owned) of corn, hay, soybeans and wheat. Though he’s not home during the day, Mathew still plays a big role at home and helps out by taking a large role with crops and feeding. Michael, the older of the two boys, is “the cow guy.” He doesn’t ever remember wanting to do anything except farm and his passion for good cows has served him well both at home and away. In his seventh year of competing at the Ontario Holstein Branch’s Intercounty Judging Competition, Michael impressed the judges, placing 2nd Senior Individual Overall, 2nd for Reasons and 2nd in the team division with teammate Marty Hazeleger and coach Dean Karn. He was part of the 2012 Ontario Dairy Judging Team and spent a week last fall competing at World Dairy Expo in Madison. It was a trip he’ll never forget. In addition to being able to evaluate cattle more easily, judging has also helped Michael improve his confidence.

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Top left: The Lupton family (l to r: Michael, Joanne, Charlie and Mathew) shares in all aspects of the work at Up-Ridge. Bottom right: Michael with his favourite cow in the barn, Walnutlawn Jasper Halle EX-91. (Photos submitted) “It’s helped me a lot in the social aspects,” he says. “I recently gave a presentation about our trip at the Oxford County 4-H banquet without any notes!” He admits that in the past, he would have been too shy to tackle something like that. At home on the farm, Michael is responsible for making the final call when it comes to breeding decisions. His knowledge of cow families and his keen eye for those with potential has resulted in some successful matings and wise acquisitions over the years.

Though the Luptons have a passion for showing and are fond of high-type animals, they strive to breed well-balanced cows with lots of milk and longevity. They’re using 85 per cent proven sires including Aftershock, Atwood, Windbrook and Fever. Right now, genomics aren’t a big focus. Instead, the Luptons prefer to rely on good pedigrees and well-established families, and view genomics as a marketing tool rather than a breeding one. “We can’t justify the cost right now,” explains Charlie. “Maybe down the road.” One of Up-Ridge’s most prominent homebred families is the Gretchen family. Through the extensive use of embryo transfer, over 40 cows currently in the herd can be traced back to her, including Up-

“It’s a real team effort here. Everyone’s involved.” - Charlie Lupton The first that comes to mind is Walnutlawn Jasper Halle. Hailing from 14 generations of VG or EX cows, Halle commands one of four box stalls at Up-Ridge and at five years old, is still referred to as “the baby.” Michael first spotted her as an eight-month-old calf at nearby Walnutlawn Farms in Tavistock in early 2009.

Ridge Gibson Grapes EX-90 1* and her daughter, Up-Ridge Atwood Gleefol VG-87-2YR. Grapes also has four other Very Good daughters and additional young daughters by Atwood, Lauthority, Knowledge and Windbrook that the Luptons look forward to working with and classifying later this year.

“It was love at first sight!” he says. “I bought her with my own money.”

The homebred Allen Hip family has also been prolific, producing Up-Ridge Champion Honey EX-91-3E 1* and her maternal sister, Up-Ridge Goldwyn Harmony EX-92-2E. Harmony was 3rd Senior Two-Year-Old at the Oxford County Show in 2009 and 3rd Senior Three-Year-Old a year later. In 2010, Michael showed her at Autumn Opportunity where she finished 2nd in the Three-Year Old class. The Luptons expect big things from Harmony’s September 2011 Damion daughter and her upcoming pregnancies by Aftershock and Windbrook.

That same year, she was first Summer Yearling and Reserve Champion 4-H Calf at the Oxford County Show, 3rd 4-H at Autumn Opportunity and 6th 4-H at The Royal. She scored VG-88 as a two-year-old, won the Oxford County Breeders Cup, and is currently rated EX-91 in her third lactation. Halle has two promising Atwood daughters and pregnancies by Goldwyn and Aftershock.

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Although Up-Ridge has primarily been a Black and White herd, they have started to add a little colour recently. “I love the Red & Whites,” says Michael, “but they have to be just as good as the Black and Whites in the barn.” Last fall, they went into partnership with Stelbro Holsteins in Thamesford on Stelbro Patti Abraze, a Very Good 86-point Red & White two-year-old who descends from Renita Ranger. They’re also honoured to house MD -Heavensent Ladeva-Red, an Excellent 92-point Red and White mature cow owned by Gerry Roefs of Lakeside and Capthorne Holsteins of Mt. Elgin. Michael led her to a Reserve Grand Champion spot at last year’s Ontario Red and White Show and she finished 4th overall at the Red and White Show at The Royal Winter Fair. Just for fun, the Luptons have started to dabble in Jerseys, with the addition of Springerhill Pralines VG-88-2YR, owned in partnership with Harry Schipper of Springerhill Farms in Eden. Charlie blames Joanne for the rather unique acquisition, which the family refers to as “mom’s Jersey,” but he’s quick to point out that a good cow is a good cow in any breed. The Luptons have certainly had some proud moments over the years, but it’s not the show ribbons that stand at the top of their lists. Michael’s proudest moment came last year when Up-Ridge hosted visitors to the farm during the Ontario Holstein Branch’s District Tours. Charlie laughs and rolls his eyes in a ‘what were we thinking’ motion, recalling how the family washed and clipped the entire herd over the period of a few days and prepared the grounds for guests. “It was just an awesome day,” says Michael. “It was the first big tour we hosted and we loved being a part of it.” Charlie’s proudest moment came on a spring day in 2003 when he and Joanne bought the farm outright. Though he had been working full-time at home since the age of 17, and had a hand in much of the decision-making, he’ll never forget the day when it was finally his own. It’s hard to believe that day was just 10 years ago. In a very short period of time, Charlie and Joanne built an exceptional herd of purebred Holsteins, started attending (and winning at) shows locally, provincially and nationally, added an open-front heifer barn, hosted twilight meetings and tours, and on top of all that, raised two young cow enthusiasts who they hope will one day take over the farm. They’ve started looking at succession planning and admit that every decision they’re faced with today is weighed in terms of whether it will make sense in five years down the road. At that stage, the boys will be in their mid-20s and both at home, and Joanne and Charlie will be in their 50s. They both agree that it’s an exciting time for the next generation. Looking ahead to the future wouldn’t be possible without reflecting on what has accounted for Up-Ridge’s success in the past. Some may say it’s the cows they’ve purchased, others the ones they’ve bred. But Charlie believes it comes down to family. “It’s a real team effort here,” says Charlie. “Everyone’s involved.” “We don’t always agree and we don’t always get along. But we always make it work.”

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QUEENS OF KINGSWAY TAG SALE

DECEMBER 7, 2012, BRUBACHER SALE ARENA, GUELPH

MARCH 12-16, 2013, KINGSWAY FARMS, HASTINGS

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1ST CHOICE POLLED “NUMERO UNO” FEMALE....$146,000 Buyer: Cormdale Genetics Inc., Bethany; Genervations Inc., Campbellville; Al-Be-Ro Land & Cattle, Italy VENTURE MAN O MAN PRETTY P............................$106,000 Buyer: Superior Polled Genetics, Woodville VENTURE ALCHEMY PRESTIGIOUS P........................$70,000 Buyer: Superior Polled Genetics, Woodville

KINGSWAY GOLDWYN DALLAS...................................$20,000 Buyer: Kingsway Farms, Hastings; Trentward Farms, Hastings GOLDENSET HOLLIDAY SHOTTLE.............................$15,000 Buyer: Sunspark Farms Inc., South Bruce Penninsula KINGSWAY GOLDWYN MORIAH...................................$8,900 Buyer: Royal Lynn Holsteins, Cayuga

36 LOTS AVERAGE......................................................$5,560 64 LOTS AVERAGE (LIVE) ..................................... $13,266 35 LOTS AVERAGE (EMBRYOS) .............................. $567

WELLINGTON COUNTY TAG SALE ONTARIO MENNONITE RELIEF SALE FEBRUARY 15, 2013, CARSON’S AUCTION SERVICES, LISTOWEL

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FRADON GOLDEN HOPE.................................................$6,000 Buyer: Jeremiah Van Kesteren, Chatham WHITNELL MIEKE ROSE RED........................................$6,000 Buyer: Jack Kappers, Moorefield BOSDALE C L LILLY.........................................................$4,700 Buyer: Rockmont Farms, Shakespeare VENTURE GOLDWYN LAUREL......................................$4,600 Buyer: Bruce Witmer, Cambridge

MARCH 12-14, 2013, FRAELAND FARMS, FERGUS

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FRAELAND SID BEAUTY...................................................$5,500 Buyer: Andita Holsteins Inc., Belwood FRAELAND FEVER GIGGLES.........................................$5,500 Buyer: Wrighthaven Farms Ltd., Kenilworth DYNASTY HODGLYNN SID LOLA.................................$5,000 Buyer: John Cation, Port Elgin

11 LOTS AVERAGE.......................................................$3,622

125 LOTS AVERAGE (HEIFERS).............................$1,475

UPCOMING SALES KEMPTVILLE CLASSIC CALF SALE MARCH 8, 2013, A.M. BARR ARENA, KEMPTVILLE

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TOMALYNN DAMION DORTHY.....................................$4,100 Buyer: Barry Smith ALEAH BRAXTON TIDDILY WINKS..............................$3,300 Buyer: Beslea Farms, Yarker DELCREEK ACCIDENTLY ON PURPOSE......................$3,000 Buyer: Van Der Molen Farms, Jarvis

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SEEING THINGS DIFFERENTLY an interview with Patty Jones BY ANDREA EMOND

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Listening to Patty Jones describe the process behind picturing a cow is like watching a puppet show unfold from behind the curtains. “You’ve got two guys on feet, one at the tail, one holding her head and another making noise,” she says. All the while, her hands move in opposite directions and her eyes follow the make-belief subjects she gives life to in front of me. It’s magical, really, the picture this normally no-nonsense woman is able to paint with words. “Then all of a sudden, almost from your peripheral and without focusing on any one thing, you see it all.” “That” she says, snapping her fingers hard and bringing me back to reality all in one go, “is the shot.” And Patty should know. She’s been in the photography business for 40 years, taking pictures of everything from flowers and friends to cats, dogs, horses and of course her favourite subject, cows. “You’ve got to love your subject,” she says. “I always have.” Patty grew up in the town of Waterloo in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Her dad was a dairy farmer and she grew up surrounded by Holsteins. When she was young, she thought she wanted to grow up to be a vet.

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her first camera. It was a 35 mm that cost $350. A simple dark room in the family’s basement became her workshop. She recounts how it was so cold down there that the solution would sometimes freeze and produce less than accurate photos, but notes that it somehow always worked. “That’s sort of been my motto in life. I’ve always given myself some leeway, but things have always worked out.” After studying Photography at Sheridan College, Patty began helping out a man who would become one of her early mentors, Bob Miller. While Bob was out taking cow portraits, she worked in the office, developing the shots, billing customers and completing general office work. One day, Bob asked if she wanted to start taking some shots on her own. “It was so daunting at the time, working for people who had been in the industry for so long.” One of the first cows she pictured was for Ross Hargreaves at the Woodstock Fair. She had taken shots for her dad in the past, but that was different. She could take all the time she needed then, and even re-do the shots if need be. It would take Patty until her eighth year of shooting on a regular basis until she finally felt comfortable she was getting the poses right. Today, getting the “right shot” still gives her goose bumps.

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worry about getting things right. In a career spanning four decades as the owner of Canadian Livestock Photography, Patty has pictured close to 65,000 cows and traveled over four million kilometers across Canada’s country roads. In addition to photographing cows for breeders in North America, she has also shot for Semen companies in South America, Spain, England and the Ukraine. She was the official livestock photographer Patty Jones is celebrating 40 years in the dairy industry. She is being honoured at the Royal Winter Fair for 23 years, by Holstein Canada with a Certificate where it was not uncommon for her of Superior Accomplishment for her to take upwards to 250 shots a day contributions to the Holstein breed. over a three-day period. Though she (Photo by Todd Whittier Photography) retired from that gig a few years back, and has cut back her work schedule somewhat in recent years – Patty now takes between 1,200 and 1,400 cow portraits a year as opposed to 2,400 – she still finds it difficult to slow down.

Patty feels privileged to have worked with some of the best people in the industry in her career to date. She cites Ray Brubacher, Albert Cormier and Glen McNeil as a few of the breeders who have been great mentors to her in more ways than one, but expresses her gratitude to everyone who has welcomed her to their farms and let her carry out her passion. Those who have become regular customers – and in many cases, friends – are quick to praise her work. It’s not uncommon to hear things like, “She sees things differently” and “She’s the best!” from the many breeders she has worked with. Her friends and long-time clients at Ferme Gillette say that it’s Patty’s professionalism and work ethic that they admire most. “The moment she yells, ‘LET HER GO!’ you know she’s got her shot and you know you’ll be happy with the end result,” says Eric Patenaude. Eric goes on to describe a moment the family shared with Patty a few years back. While catching up at World Dairy Expo in Madison, his uncle Louis Patenaude began telling Patty about a heifer he had seen at Sandy-Valley Farms that he just had to have. Right then and there, even before he had told her the price tag, she said to him, “If you’re looking for a partner, I would be interested in going in with you guys.”

“You’ve got to love your subject. I always have.” - Patty Jones Technology has helped keep her in the game. She explains how now, instead of having to lug around 40 pounds worth of camera equipment as she once did, she can get away with a 10-15 pound Canon digital SLR camera that does it all. “Digital photography is probably what kept me in this industry,” she says, noting the number of cows she shoots inside the barn is higher than ever before. Processing the photos after the fact has become easier too, allowing Patty to fix lighting, swap out backgrounds and make any necessary adjustments in Photoshop. “No one wants a hydro pole coming out of a cow’s head!” she laughs. She spends 10 to 12 days on the road each month, which makes her time at home in Puslinch that much more valuable. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and taking care of her two Jack Russell-Border Collie mixes and her 14-year-old cat. She also loves watching movies on her 120-inch home theatre screen. Patty owns a few homes in Arizona which she visits when she can. As funny as it may seem for someone who takes pictures for a living each day, Patty enjoys arts photography as a hobby. “If something is bothering me, I find that going out to take pictures usually helps.” Patty was recently recognized by Holstein Canada for her dedication to the industry for over 40 years and will be presented with an award at the organization’s National Convention in Niagara Falls. “It’s very humbling,” she says of the award. “I’ve always tried to do the best I could for the farmers and this is a head nod to those efforts.”

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“The confidence she had in us was pretty special,” Louis recalls. That heifer turned out to be Sandy-Valley Planet Melody VG-87-2YR and she debuted at number four on the GLPI list in April last year. Patty owns Melody in partnership with Ferme Gillette, O’Connors Land and Cattle Co. and GenerVations under her Silvercap prefix. She registered the prefix 10 years ago and often uses it to partner with other breeders as a way of giving back to the industry. Patty also supports the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund, recently earning her “Platinum” level, and contributes annually to the Branch’s All-Ontario awards. Each year at the Branch’s Fun Auction, held in conjunction with the AGM, she purchases an item or two. This year, she was the successful bidder on an original Emma Caldwell print of Gillette E Smurf, which she later presented to Ferme Gillette.

Patty recently purchased Emma Caldwell’s rendition of Gillette E Smurf at the Ontario Holstein Branch’s Fun Auction. She is pictured here with the artist and Ferme Gillette’s Eric Patenaude. (Photo by Leanna Lowry)

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She loves working with young people and says that if she’s taught them anything, she hopes it’s the notion that anything is possible. Working as a “woman in a man’s world,” hasn’t always been easy. When she first started out, Patty had to work that much harder to prove herself. Over time though, she’s become a little softer. “Some breeders would say my approach has changed over the years - I’ve mellowed.” She recounts that back a few years ago, if a stray cat or dog would walk across the set during a shoot, “things would not be good!” The same holds true if a cow wasn’t standing just right or wouldn’t put her head up. Patty recalls one cow in particular that gave her a run for her money and funnily enough, it wasn’t a Goldwyn daughter, but a Jersey. “She was a bitch for the ages! And she went on to become Grand Champion at the Royal five times so I pictured her more than once!” These days, she takes a more gentle approach. “I’ve learned that cows have as many different personalities as people.” How will her business model change going forward? That’s hard to say. Videos of cows have become quite popular on YouTube lately, so requests for video footage have been on the rise. The same holds true for heifer portraits, especially those with high genomic potential. But Patty believes that a good still shot will always be an important medium in a breeder’s marketing toolkit and doesn’t plan on hanging up her camera anytime soon. She likes her job far too well to think about that. “This is what I was born to do,” she says. “I know that now and maybe I always have.”

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Holstein Canada’s 2013 Enrolment Program Lifloc Holsteins, PETERBOROUGH, ON

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DETERMINED, MOTIVATED, AND PASSIONATE ARE JUST A FEW WORDS THAT COME TO MIND WHEN YOU MEET THOM AND KRISTA MURRAY. THE COUPLE MET AT KEMPTVILLE IN 2004 AND WERE MARRIED LAST AUGUST, AND THOUGH THEY BOTH GREW UP INTERESTED IN AGRICULTURE (KRISTA IN EQUINE AND THOM IN BEEF) THEY SOON REALIZED THEY SHARED A SIMILAR GOAL OF BECOMING DAIRY FARMERS. In 2007 Thom made his first purchases, buying three red and white heifers at the North American Red and White Convention Sale in Norwood. Today, each animal has calved four times, producing nine females including Lifloc Salto Becky. As the second animal to carry his prefix, Becky produced 60 Kgs on her last test day, following a first lactation where she was +33 over her herdmates for production. She scored 83 in first classification and Thom is looking forward to showing her again in her second lactation. Although this is a new herd, there is a long history associated with the “Lifloc” farm and prefix. It all started with Thom’s great-grandfather, Norman McConkey, and his farm located on the Trent River near the Lift Locks. Norman was Peterborough’s first ever Master Breeder, earning the award in 1948. The herd was dispersed in 1956 following his death, but in 1960, Thom’s grandfather, John McConkey, began in the registered Holstein business at the farm’s current location southeast of Peterborough. The herd was again dispersed when John died in an accident in 1970. John’s wife, Sheila McConkey, and son continued with the Lifloc prefix and with the help of a farm manager and eight young children, the milking herd was once again established over a 10 year period from 1973 -1983. Since that time, the barn has been used to house a neighbour’s herd following a barn fire and more recently was rented by Joe McGriskin to begin his Riskinbrook herd. After two unsuccessful years of trying to gain entry into DFO’s new entrant program, Thom and Krista were informed in Feb 2012 that their names had been selected. A used pipeline that was stored in the hay mow was soon installed and cattle were purchased from many local prominent breeders, providing a great start for the young herd. Dairying officially restarted for Lifloc Holsteins and Thom and Krista in April of last year. The Murrays have registered their first calves online and appreciate the ease and convenience of this user-friendly process. They have classified their herd twice and are grateful for the knowledge, help and explanations provided by these professionals. “The classifier provides confirmation of how you’re doing with your breeding and management decisions,” says Thom. Cows are tested by DHI monthly and provide valuable information on each individual’s contribution to the herd, for milk yield, fat, protein and somatic cells, which in turn facilitates wise breeding and sales decisions. The herd currently consists of 24 cows and since Thom works full-time for Peterborough Public Works and Krista is employed 30 hours a week with the Co-Op, chores are often done together or individually depending on the day of the week. Thom enjoys the milking and Krista is excellent with the cattle and rations, though there is some crossover as well. Thom’s dream for the past 20 years has been to own a herd of productive, profitable purebred Holsteins. At 28 years of age, with the great support of neighbors and family, he has begun to realize this dream. We offer our congratulations and best wishes for many successful years in the dairy business.

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Thom & Krista Murray of Lifloc Holsteins with Lifloc Salto Becky GP-83. The couple began milking in Thom’s late grandfather’s barn last year. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

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Ontario Holstein Branch 31st Annual General Meeting

OTTAWA WAS THE HOST CITY FOR THE 31ST ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ONTARIO HOLSTEIN BRANCH WHERE MANY PEOPLE MET TO TALK ABOUT THE HOLSTEIN INDUSTRY.

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Board Member Gary Cain presented the four Resolutions that were sent forward by the membership. They included transfers being completed by the new owner, instead of being charged to the seller by a sale organization; genomic testing option becoming part of registration forms; member awards being sent annually to county club secretaries; and further investigation into more durable ear tags. The four Resolutions passed and will be forwarded to the Holstein Canada annual meeting in April. In his final year on the Holstein Canada Board of Directors, Glen McNeil spoke on the sense of pride taken from serving as President

Dairy Leaders Institute that is organized by the Holstein Foundation in the USA. Young people between the ages of 19 and 40 gathered in Albuquerque, New Mexico over a one and a half year period to discuss dairy industry related topics and the ability to build leadership skills associated with them. Along with four other Canadians, they learned how to deal with media and the public when it comes to the awareness of dairy farming practices. After a strong and competitive show season in 2012, the Branch gave recognition to the top animals and their breeders through the All Ontario Competition. Quality Seeds, Battlefield Equipment and

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THE GENETIC MARKETING WORKSHOP WAS HELD AT THE CHIMO HOTEL IN OTTAWA DURING THE WEEK OF THE ONTARIO HOLSTEIN ANNUAL MEETING. THE WORKSHOP BROUGHT TOGETHER BOTH YOUNG AND ESTABLISHED BREEDERS LOOKING TO IMPROVE THEIR MARKETING EFFORTS. Select Sires Canada Area Manager, Lorne Briscoe, was the mediator and introduced his colleague, Brian Garrison as the first speaker of the day. Brian is a Sire Analyst for Select Sires out of Plain City, Ohio and is a regular visitor to Canada always on the search for the next great breed improver. He touched on how genomics has brought great things to the industry but we must remember the other aspects of cow families that makes them so unique. Select Sires’ aim is to produce bulls for all aspects of the marketplace and every farmer has a different strategy when it comes to breeding cows. The company has a long line-up of sires with production, type and fitness traits geared to specific markets and they have had to move in this direction based on customer demand. Genomics adds power to the predictability of that young sire. That said, Select Sires

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continues to research the pedigree, performance of the cow and the progeny that they are producing or are a part of. In 2010, they had 3,735 bulls of all breeds tested for genomics. In 2012, that number rose to an astounding 7,393 bulls of all breeds, with over half being Holstein bulls. In 2009, the Select Sires board approved a new project that would see the purchase of cows, calves and heifers for their ART program (Aggressive Reproduction Technology). Purchasing and housing their own cattle allows them to make strategic mating decisions in order to tailor the genetics they need to meet market demand. They work with Trans-Ova for flushing and IVF and produce calves that will end up on their farm at 45-60 days old. They also work with breeder herds to house cows that they are working with. The success of this program has already been seen, with sires that are high in GTPI and are new outcrosses. The ART program will continue to grow and help find breeders the bulls that they desire.

Dr. Francois-Xavier Grand of L’Alliance Boviteq (LAB) in SaintHyacinthe, Qc, brought the crowd a further understanding of the process that they take when working with cows during conventional flushing or In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Accompanying their ET program, they have a recipient herd of Holstein heifers as well as a new calf raising barn for new born ET calves. They continue to assist the industry with a research lab that has discovered new technologies and changed the industry. Dr. Grand showed the difference in the number of female embryos retrieved from three different types of flushes: a conventional flush, an IVF flush and an IVF flush with sexed semen. The results were 3.2 embryos, 10.2 embryos and 16.5 embryos retrieved respectively over a 60 day period on average. The use of frozen IVF embryos has increased with pregnancies after 60 days being 65 per cent. Boviteq is working on setting up satellite Oocyte Pick Up facilities in Ontario and PEI which would give the breeder the option to have the oocytes harvested closer to home and then fertilized at Boviteq. Embryos can be put in Boviteq recipients or sent back to the farm. An announcement will be made later this year on these locations. After lunch, Jason French gave a tour of the new website that Ontario Holstein has developed named buyHolsteins.com. The idea for the website came in late 2011, and in January of 2012, the Agriculture Management Institute approved a grant to allow them to develop the website featuring classified ads for cattle and a member directory map. The main advantage of using the internet to promote cattle for sale is that it is available for anyone to see in the world, let alone your own country. As times have changed, there are not as many buyers travelling the roads looking for cattle and you need a venue to promote the animals that you have for sale. Classified ads are sectioned by cows, heifers, show animals and embryos and are free to Ontario Holstein members. Members have the opportunity to include pictures, Holstein Canada information, comments on the ad, price and contact information. The website will encourage networking as the buyer contacts the seller directly to purchase the animals or the embryos. A member directory is available as well with member addresses and Google maps through sorting by Prefix, Town or County. The website also has live video coverage of regional shows as well as coverage of major Branch events, including this year’s Genetic Marketing Workshop. After a challenging set of flights through the winter weather, Bloyce Thompson from Charlottetown, PEI arrived at the workshop to tell us the marketing strategy of Eastside Holsteins. Branding their Eastside herd has given them the chance for people around the world to know their name and associate it with great Holstein cattle. Having Eastside Lewisdale Goldwyn Missy claim Grand Champion at the World Dairy Expo and Royal Agricultural Winter Fair helped as well and allows family members to become more popular. Continued on page 38

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This is the third annual presentation for the Outstanding Dairy Woman Service Award. The previous two winners were so amazing I wasn’t sure we would be so lucky to continue to find other applicants who could show us the same level of commitment, passion and dedication to the Ontario Dairy Industry. Well, I was wrong. Our winner this year is an amazing, well liked and respected woman. Her references were filed with admiration and respect. They felt that her zest for this work and her vast involvement are the cornerstone of her application and are what make her the perfect candidate for this award.

young girl talk about her mom and about all the work she does at home in order for the rest of the family to have the opportunities they have had, I knew that she was going to be someone I wanted to model the award after. It is the selfless giving, leadership, service and devotion to family and farm which were the key points of the first draft of the award. Our winner this year has raised two wonderful children who have themselves been greatly involved in the dairy industry. They have enjoyed many of the opportunities growing up on a farm and being raised in the Holstein business provides. Their farm carries on through their son as a result. Her service to others in her community has been a testament to her dedication. Service is by nature the selfless giving of your talents, strengths and ideas in order to make the lives of those around you more fulfilling.

They spoke of her hard work, enthusiasm and vibrant personality. After moving to the region where they still currently live and farm, she and her husband joined the Holstein club where she fulfilled many different positions from Director to President and Secretary. As well, during the anniversary year for their club she helped to put together a Club Historical Review book celebrating all of the many accomplishments of the breeders and the club itself during that time. She has also helped to organize the farm tours for the Ontario Branch Nancy Beerwort (2nd from left) is this year’s winner of the Outstanding Service Award for Dairy Women. Presenting the award is Tara Bullock (left), 2012 winner, Elaine Standeaven and Ontario Annual Meeting.

Finally, I knew that I wanted this award to be used to highlight this fantastic woman and to bring her to the attention of young girls starting in this business. To show them that through hard Holstein Board Past-President, Ron Greaves. (PHOTO BY LEANNA LOWRY) work, commitment and a She has been greatly involved in the 4-H program as a member, leader strong desire to succeed that anything is possible. In the past, the and secretary and is active in county fundraising events. She has been mindset has been that men are the farmers and the wives are the a chaperone for the 4-H team at Classic held at the Royal Winter Fair helpers. She has shown us all that she indeed is a Dairy Farmer. Her as well as organizing the Inter-County Judging Competition. work over the years will hopefully inspire many more young girls to become greatly involved in their own family farms and to even take She had been awarded an Agricultural Service diploma for over the farms from their parents. meritorious service to agriculture by her local Ag Society and she and her husband have also earned their Master Breeder Award. Our winner this year has been first in many different show rings as seen in the pictures soon to come, but for me these two firsts are I had the chance to talk to her daughter a few years back. It was a what set her apart and for me is a true inspiration. Please help me casual conversation meant to fill the time as we happened to be on a in congratulating the first ever female President of the Glengarry tour together. She spoke of her mother as this extremely hardworking, Holstein Club and the First Female Judge of the President’s Cup, determined woman. At that time I had not yet approached the Nancy Beerwort. Branch about starting this Service Award but after listening to this www.ontario.holstein.ca

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IT’S TOUR TIME! The Eastern Ontario tour (hosted by Carleton-Russell) was held in conjunction with the Ontario Holstein Branch’s Annual Meeting in February, while the West-Central tours (hosted by Wellington County), East-Central tours (hosted by Ontario County) and Western tours (hosted by Perth County) were held on March 13, 14 and 15 respectively. The Branch would like to extend their appreciation to the host farms for their overwhelming hospitality. A lot of hard work goes into hosting and the success of the tours would not have been possible without you!

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DETERMINED AND HARDWORKING, THE BOS FAMILY IS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN 4-H IN WATERLOO COUNTY.

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This past year 12 Bos children (and two Ysinga cousins) were involved in the Cambridge Kiwanis 4-H Dairy Calf Club, led by their aunt, Marian Ysinga. On a slick February afternoon, Joel (18) and Lindsay (13), and their cousins, Josh (21), Justin (19) and Pete (17) sat down to share their experience of being involved in 4-H and growing up on a family farm just outside of Cambridge. Bosdale is owned and operated by four Bos brothers and their wives: John and Joy, Ed and Anita, Pete and Trudy and Gerald and Hetty. The farm started milking in 1958 with an Ayrshire herd. In 1972, they made the transition to purebred Holsteins and began to classify. Today, 12.5 per cent of the herd is classified Excellent and the family is privileged to have received two Master Breeder shields. They currently milk 150 Holsteins in a tie-stall barn that was built in 2005. The Bosdale prefix is synonymous with well-balanced animals that last and they consider themselves blessed to have marketed embryos to many different countries around the world. In the past, they have bought into some good cow families and have used them to improve the genetics of their herd. Their strategy is to use the best available bulls and to focus on udders, rumps and feet and legs. The entire family is involved with the operation in one way or another. Brothers Ed and John do the morning and evening milking, while Josh fills in every other weekend or when one of them is unavailable. Each of the kids has their own chores to complete, too, whether it’s feeding the calves or keeping things tidy. “There is a strong work ethic that comes from growing up on a farm and a real sense of responsibility,” says Joel. While Ed and John are primarily responsible for the dairy operation, their brother, Pete, is the farm’s mechanic and another brother, Gerald, runs a 350 farrow to finish hog operation on a farm that backs onto the main farm. A back lane between the farms ensures family is never far away. In fact, all of the cousins live within a 15 kilometre radius from one another. That bit of information helps to explain why it only takes a few short minutes for 14 of them from four different families to gather for a photo opp following their interview. The younger ones joke and play with two farm dogs while the older group chats and catches up. It’s like a big family reunion, yet one gets the sense that these impromptu gatherings are quite commonplace at Bosdale. In almost everything they do, including school and 4-H, they are surrounded by family. Between the four families, there are 26 cousins, 21 of whom have already benefited through participating in the 4-H program. Another

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This year, 12 Bos children (and two Ysinga cousins) are involved in the Cambridge Kiwanis 4-H Dairy Calf Club. Pictured here is (left to right) Tom, Philip, Andrew, Lindsay, Melissa, Mark and Nicole; Middle Row (left to right) Joel, Nathan, Ben, Pete, Tim, Simone; Back Row (l to r) Justin, Joshua and Calvin. (Photo by Andrea Emond) Being involved in 4-H has allowed them to gain skills in public speaking and judging. Their 4-H leader and aunt, Marian Ysinga, says that farm visits are a big part of what makes the club successful.

“You have to be self-motivated, set your own schedule and remember to get the work done,” says Josh.

Finding a topic that would appeal to both a nine-year-old member and one who is close to graduating from the program is sometimes difficult, she notes, and being able to speak to farmers and see cows at area farms has proven a great tool for learning at all ages.

In their free time, the Bos kids participate in a range of activities and sports. Woodworking, baseball, cross-country running and track and field are just a few things they enjoy. For the past ten years, Anita has organized a cross-country running meet in the fall for elementary through to high school students that are part of the homeschooling program. This past year, over 250 kids came to Bosdale to participate in the event. Faith is also very important part of their lives and all of the children are heavily involved with the Youth Group at their local Church in Sheffield.

“Each operation is different and there’s always something you can bring back,” says Joel. “You don’t ever know everything.”

“None of this would be possible without God’s hand in everything we accomplish,” says Pete.

A strong educational base is something the Bos family values as well. Ed and Anita’s children are home schooled from kindergarten up until the time they earn their high school diplomas. Classes and material follow a curriculum that meets the same requirements as all students in the Ontario public school system and assignments are sent to an independent party for marking. This model allows the children to work at their own pace, which is a huge advantage on the family’s farm during busy times like harvest. It does take some discipline though.

Going forward, Josh, Pete and Justin plan to continue helping in the dairy operation and staying involved with 4-H until they can no longer participate. Lindsay will be attending a nearby Christian high school this fall and plans to continue to look after her small contingent of animals on the farm, while her brother Joel will stay focused on the hog operation.

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We are pleased to announce that 31st Line Strategic Communications will be taking over responsibility for The Link while Andrea Emond is on maternity leave. The company is based out of Embro and located on - you guessed it - the 31st Line! 31st Line’s Julie McIntosh will act as The Link’s Interim Editor and will be the point person for anything that Andrea would have handled in the past. Julie can be reached at 519-475-6378 ext. 30 or by email: jmcintosh@31stline.com. Continued from page 32

They continue to brand the Eastside name through their website, Facebook and Twitter which is now maintained by their part-time marketing manager, Maria Jones. Bloyce told the story of how Maria wanted to go to World Dairy Expo but Bloyce didn’t want to pay her way. She asked to have an embryo auction for the farm at the time of Expo and it generated $50,000 in sales and enough to pay for her trip! Bloyce continues to work with Jamie Lewis of Lewisdale Holsteins as a partner on animal purchases and especially the new genomic line of cattle that they have bought into. To be involved in the genomics game, you need to have a strong heart and a fit mind to be able to take the ups and downs of the business, Bloyce says. Buying the animals can be the cheap part as you need to remember to include flushing, housing and promotional costs to be financially successful. Eastside is trying to help other breeders market themselves through an additional website named Holstein Universe and assist them in marketing their own herd brand. A special thank you goes to Select Sires Canada and Holstein Canada for their financial support of this Ontario Holstein program.

Once an agreement had been reached, a provisional Board began canvassing for members and an old hog barn set on an acre of land at the south end of Maple was purchased for $500. Holstein club directors, members and volunteers turned the barn into a “very acceptable” bull barn, remodelling it to include two box stalls, two single stalls with safety aisles at each of them, and a breeding pen. After thoughtful consideration, four bulls were purchased. They included a four-year-old double grandson of Montvic Rag Apple Netherland and three Lonelm bulls, all sired by Lonelm Texal Fayne. Lifetime membership fees were set at $5, and in addition to that, an advance loan of $35 was required. Business was good from the start and soon, the service area which originally included farms within a radius of ten miles of Maple, was expanded to include the entire County of York. By the end of 1947, 358 York breeders were members. The service area later grew to include the counties of Simcoe, Halton, Peel, Dufferin and Grey, and when the viability of frozen semen was discovered, operations went international. After 12 years of business under the Maple Breeders name, the company merged with the Toronto and District Cattle Breeding Association in 1957 to form the Central Ontario Cattle Breeding Association. Several amalgamations later, what was originally Maple Breeders, is now encompassed under the EastGen umbrella today. When members and friends of the York County Holstein Club gathered last month to commemorate the club’s 100th anniversary, there was indeed reason to celebrate. The county’s breeders, and their contributions to the industry, were recognized, as were many of the iconic cow families that have put York County on the map. But telling of the time, the fact remains that fewer dairy farmers exist in the county today than ever before. “It’s been a struggle,” says O’Hara. “In the 1950’s there were 120 dairy farmers in York, and now only 29 remain.” With the county being on Toronto’s doorstep, urban sprawl and the disappearance of the family farm have both played a part in the drop in numbers. Fortunately, that hasn’t dampened the spirits of the club’s 40 dedicated members. If anything, they’ve come together stronger than ever to make sure dairy farming and the importance of agriculture in general stays at the forefront of everyone’s mind, especially the younger members with whom the club’s future rests. The club runs several functions each year to keep youth interested and cement its ongoing success. The hope is that one day, these members will carry the club forward. “I don’t know if it’s loyalty or stubbornness that keeps the club going,” says O’Hara with a laugh. One thing that is certain, however, is that the memories created and the milestones achieved by York County breeders over the last century will live on in the hearts and minds of many for years to come.

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BOSDALE F C SHANIE EX 90

COXLYN FIREWORKS PANSY EX 93

BOSDALE F C TOOTSIE EX 90

JIM PHOENIX, UXBRIDGE JOEL PHOENIX, CANNINGTON TRENT VALLEY HOLSTEINS, PETERBOROUGH

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BROWNLANDS SPIRTE MIA EX 90 BROWNLANDS FARM, ENTERPRISE

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ELMLEAF GOLDWYN SPECIALE EX 92 ROBERT RAY & SONS, ROSLIN

MAPLEKEYS GOLDWYN CINNAMON EX 92 MAPLEKEYS FARMS, AYLMER

SPEEDSIDE DEMOLISH BRIANNE EX 92 ADAM WITMER, WOODSTOCK

SUNREST LHEROS DUCHESS EX 92 SUNREST FARM, JOYCEVILLE

CROVALLEY GIBSON SASSY EX 91 CROVALLEY HOLSTEINS, HASTINGS

DELHU GOLDWYN GAYLA EX 91 TARTEN INN HOLSTEINS, WOODSTOCK G RAND SLAM HOLSTEINS, WOODSTOCK

DONNANVIEW DAMION LYZA 857 EX 91 DONNANVIEW FARMS LTD, STIRLING

EVERCREST DAMION MEMORY E X 91 JERRY EVERS, DUNNVILLE

GORDONDELL BABE GOLDWYN EX 91 GERALD GORDON, INVERARY

MARBRO RUBEN REDMAN QUILT EX 91 C.W. VONDERVOORT, WOODSTOCK

MILLEN GOLDWYN SAPHRON E X 91 MILLEN FARMS, OMEMEE

OUROWN GOLDWYN ROLEX EX 91 J. WALTER MILLER, HILLIER

PLOEGSWAY NOT SO NICE MAPLE EX 91 JOHN VANDERPLOEG, PETERBOROUGH

PYNACKER BECAUSE FINAL CUT E X 91 PYNACKER HOLSTEINS, BATH

RJF STORMATIC ELECTRA EX 91 ROBERT JARRELL, CORBYVILLE

SHOCKWAVE GOLDWYN DARLIN EX 91 MICHAEL BARNUM, CAMPBELLFORD

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JADENRICH RE DESIGN SARALYN EX 91 MELVIN G. MARTIN, WALLENSTEIN

KARNVILLA METRO MITZY EX 91 D.W. KARN FARMS INC, WOODSTOCK

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KEVCREST GOLDWYN SPECKLE EX 91 KEVIN G. BEUERMANN, MITCHELL

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MARBRI S S FRANNY EX 91 MARKVALE HOLSTEINS, BEACHVILLE

MARBRO FORTUNE QUIRINA EX 91 MARBRO FARMS, WOODSTOCK

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RICKEEN MR SAM AMBER EX 91 RICK SHANTZ, WALLENSTEIN

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HELMCREST TALENT JESSIE EX 90 HELMCREST HOLSTEINS, WINCHESTER

HIGHVIEW DOLMAN KENTUCKY EX 90 DENNIS E. MARTIN, PALMERSTON

HOLZER CHAMPAGNE LADY EX 90 HOLZER MIGNON CHAMPAGNE EX 90 HOLZER MOLLIES L TRIBUTE EX 90 BUSHY VIEW, LAKESIDE

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JASPERS DUNDEE DESIRE EX 90 JASPERS DAIRY FARM, SLATE RIVER

JERNIC INTEGRITY ADELLE EX 90 AVONBANK HOLSTEINS, ST. MARYS

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JOALFARMS LHEROS MAJESTIC EX 90 ALLAN & LORNE VIS, MURILLO

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JUBILEE DEANN VERA EX 90 CECIL SIEBENGA, ATWOOD

KILLCROFT TERRASON LEISURE EX 90 KILLCROFT HOLSTEINS, TAVISTOCK

LEGACY GOLDWYN DOLLAR SIGN EX 90 STEPHEN DOLSON & DR. KAREN GALBRAITH, ATWOOD

LINCREST ALOU ABILENE EX 90 LINCREST HOLSTEINS, WINCHESTER

LLOYALHOLME REDROCK BUNDLE EX 90 LLOYALHOLME HOLSTEINS, WALLENSTEIN

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MARTROCK GOLDWYN PARTY TIME EX 90 KEVIN SQUIBB, ST. PAULS

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MIRELLA GOLDWYN DARLING EX 90 FERME MIRELLA INC, ST. BERNARDIN

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OOSTVIEW ALLEN PORTIA EX 90 INCROFT FARMS LTD, EMBRO

ORVANCY TALENT KELSEY EX 90 ORVANCY HOLSTEINS, ALMA

PARAJAY BLITZ FAYE EX 90 JACKSON VALLEY FARMS, THORNLOE

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SILVERDREAM SPIRTE CHANTELLE EX 90 ONIAS W. MARTIN, WALLENSTEIN

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SPRUCECHO TALENT GLOSSIE EX 90 SPRUCECHO FARMS INC, MOOREFIELD

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STANHOW HI METRO DESIREE EX 90 RICKHAVEN HOLSTEINS, DRAYTON

SUMMERLIZ LAUSIA SHOTTLE EX 90 E.Y. MORWICK, JERSEYVILLE LESTER & SHIRLEY GINGRICH, ELMIRA

TRUSTMORE DAMION BREEZE EX 90 TRUSTMORE FARMS INC, SLATE RIVER

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VERACITY SAMUELO ROLO EX 90 LEROY N.R. COOK, STRATFORD

VRIESDALE DAMION PROMISE EX 90 VRIESDALE HOLSTEINS, MOUNTAIN

WALLACEVIEW FINAL CUT ROWENA EX 90 WALLACEVIEW HOLSTEINS, PALMERSTON

WALNUTMEADOW FORTUNE PENNY EX 90 WALNUTMEADOW HOLSTEINS, ELMIRA

WATAVUE ROXY MILKSTAR EX 90 WATAVUE HOLSTEINS, TAVISTOCK

WENDON RAMPAGE DEBBYLYN EX 90 BAINHOLM FARM INC, STRATFORD

WHITEMEADOWS ROSALIE EX 90 LOCHALSH HOLSTEINS INC, EMBRO

WIKKERINK GOLDWYN FAITH EX 90 WIKKERINK GOLDWYN SUPREME EX 90 WIKKERINK MR SAM SUSIE EX 90 WIKKERINK FARMS LTD, NORWICH

WILLOWOOD DUNDEE VINTA EX 90 WILLOWOOD HOLSTEINS, ELMIRA

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WILLWAY SEPTEMBER SONYA EX 90 KLOEPFER HOLDINGS LTD, INGERSOLL

WINDY PINE TALENT CASEY EX 90 DOUGLAS M. WEBER, DRAYTON

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ELHAVEN KINGLY BRONZE VG 86 H. ELWOOD MEADOWS, STRATFORD

ELM-PARK TINALEE-RED VG 86 FIELDHOUSE FARMS, ARISS

EUROCO RON FAUVE VG 86 FERME ROLAND AUDET INC, PQ

GLENEIL GOLDWYN GROOVY VG 86 GLENEIL FARMS, DALKEITH

GLENVUE LAURIN VANESSA VG 86 GLENVUE HOLSTEINS, ROCKWOOD

GUYVIEW BOLTON BELLA VG 86 GUYVIEW DUPLEX DINKY VG 86 GUYVIEW GOLDWYN GLITTERBUG VG 86 GUYVIEW FARMS, WINCHESTER

HANALEE SHAQUILLE BONEIL VG 86 HANALEE TETRAZINNI ALFREDO VG 86 HANK & NANCY-LEE HAZELEGER, EMBRO MARTIN HAZELEGER, EMBRO

HAZELCREST GOLDWYN LULU ALANA VG 86 HAZELCREST HOLSTEINS, EMBRO

HELMCREST SANCHEZ DAISY VG 86 HELMCREST HOLSTEINS, WINCHESTER

HOLZER DASHIN DRAKE VG 86 HOLZER SHOTTLE DEBORAH VG 86 HOLZER T MISS ATLANTIC VG 86 BUSHY VIEW, LAKESIDE

JOALFARMS GOLDWYN BACKFLIP VG 86 ALLAN & LORNE VIS, MURILLO

KARNVILLA AFTERSHOCK RAQUEL VG 86 KARNVILLA GOLDWYN RITE VG 86 D.W. KARN FARMS INC, WOODSTOCK

KAYMANOR ATLAS RICHMOND VG 86 KAYMANOR HOLSTEINS, STRATFORD

KEVCREST SHOTTLE TRESZA VG 86 KEVIN G. BEUERMANN, MITCHELL

KIRKLEA DENZEL JIFFY CAKE VG 86 ROBERT D. MACDONALD, DALKEITH

LLOYALHOLME PLATO TRY ME RED VG 86 LLOYALHOLME HOLSTEINS, WALLENSTEIN

LORNEVA SANCHEZ DAZZEL VG 86 BRUCE L. LOACH & FAMILY, NEW LISKEARD R. & D. GARFAT FARMS, WOODSTOCK LOWELL F. SKINNER, MONKTON

MARKVALE BOLTON CORAL VG 86 MARKVALE HOLSTEINS, BEACHVILLE MARKHILL HOLSTEINS, INGERSOLL

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NEW GALMA GOLDWYN LEANORA VG 86 NEW GALMA DAIRY, MT. ELGIN

PETHERTON STALLION DEBRA VG 86 WRIGHTHAVEN FARMS LTD., KENILWORTH

PINEBREUK KIM BURNS VG 86 PINEBREUK FARM, THUNDER BAY

QUALITY M D FOLFO VG 86 QUALITY HOLSTEINS, VAUGHAN

MAPLEMAR BARLEY SANDWICH VG 86

MAYBLOSSOM FARMS, EMBRO

MINTOGLEN FARMS LTD, PALMERSTON

MYSTIQUE SUPER CAJUN VG 86

GLENVUE HOLSTEINS, ROCKWOOD

LEGACY JASPER GABE VG 87 STEPHEN DOLSON & DR. KAREN GALBRAITH, ATWOOD

MINTOGLEN BALTIMORE MICHIEF VG 86

CLAREMOUNT HOLSTEINS, STRATFORD

MAPLEBURG SAM GENTLE VG 86

MAYBLOSSOM SHOTTLE DEVARY 812 VG 87

MCINTOSH HOLSTEINS, EMBRO

NUVIEW FARMS LTD, THORNDALE

HOLZER MYSTRI SHOCK VG 87 BUSHY VIEW, LAKESIDE

MCINTOSH CRISTIE VG 86

RAINYRIDGE SUPER BETH VG 86 CORMDALE GENETICS INC, BETHANY DIAMOND GENETICS V.O.F, THE NETHERLANDS AL-BE-RO LAND & CATTLE, ITALY

RICKEEN KNOWLEDGE SYLVIA VG 86 RICK SHANTZ, WALLENSTEIN

ROSSANNE GOLDWYN TAMSYN VG 86 MURRAY MCGONIGLE, BADEN WILHELMSHAVEN HOLSTEINS, STRATFORD

SAUDER HOLME JONAH ANGELA VG 86 MURREL & MARTHA SAUDER, WALLENSTEIN

SHADOWAVE GLAMMER VG 86 KINGSWAY FARMS, HASTINGS T & L CATTLE LTD, BC MARTIN HAZELEGER, EMBRO

SHARP ACRES DAMION RELAX VG 86 HAZBRO HOLSTEINS, EMBRO

SMITHDEN GOLDWYN AMBER VG 86 SMITHDEN HOLSTEINS INC, WOODSTOCK

SQUIBBHAVEN ZORA SAMUELO 2ND VG 86 DAVE SQUIBB, STAFFA

STELBRO PATTI ABRAZE VG 86 UP-RIDGE HOLSTEINS, EMBRO STELBRO HOLSTEINS, THAMESFORD

STONEHENGE JOJO ARTIC VG 86 GILLIAN LIGHTFOOT, HICKSON

ULMAR BOLTON ERIKA VG 86 ULMAR SHOTTLE WINNIE VG 86 HANS U. PFISTER, MITCHELL

VERSPEEK LUKE ROMAINE VG 86 VERSPEEK ROLO SNOWBALL VG 86 VERSPEEK FARMS LTD, WINCHESTER

WILAMDALE SANCHEZ TARA VG 86 DARREL A. BAUMAN, DRAYTON

WINRIGHT ATWOOD GIRLICIOUS VG 86 WINRIGHT GOLDWYN JOLLY RANCHER VG 86 BRIAN JOSEPH ENRIGHT, WINCHESTER

CARLDOT SPIRTE LARISSA EX 91 CARLDOT FARMS, STRATFORD

DELCREEK SAMUELO CANDI EX 91 DELCREEK SOVERIEGN RUBY EX 91 PETER RYLAARSDAM, WINCHESTER

DULET BOLTON KRISTY EX 91 MAPEL WOOD FARMS, JERSEYVILLE

EBYBROOK FAME NEO EX 91 EBYBROOK HOLSTEINS, LISTOWEL

ERBCREST HOWIE LUXURIOUS EX 91 ERBCREST FARM, MILVERTON

GILLETTE JASPER JIYA EX 91 FERME GILLETTE INC, EMBRUN

HENDERCROFT KITE PEACE EX 91 HERBERT HENDERSON, ASHTON

KEYLAS JASPER DELA EX 91 DOUGLAS WINGER, CAYUGA

KNONAUDALE GLARE EX 91 KNONAUDALE GURIE EX 91 KNONAUDALE FARMS INC, CRYSLER

LIMBRA ALLEN PEACHES EX 91 HUYBREGTS FARMS LTD, CRYSLER

LOCHDALE MING LORNA EX 91 DAVID J. MACMILLAN, ALEXANDRIA

MAROBING DOLMAN TARA EX 91 MAROBING FARMS LTD, ST. ANNS

RIVERDOWN B INDIANNA LYNN EX 91 RIVERDOWN HOLSTEINS, METCALFE

SAZIEMAZ BOLTON HANOUK EX 91 PHILIPPE & LAURENCE GUTKNECHT, NEWINGTON

SHADYRILL LOU NORA EX 91 ROCKMONT HOLSTEINS, SHAKESPEARE

SIGNATURE ATLAS LACE EX 91 SIGNATURE HOLSTEINS, MORRISBURG

SMIRLHOLM DUNDEE AZURE EX 91 SMIRLHOLM FARMS, MOREWOOD

STELCAMP NORA 602 EX 91 BAKS FARMS, TEESWATER

ABBYLAYNE GOLDWYN HENRIETTA EX 90 ABBYLAYNE GOLDWYN KATHY EX 90 ALBERT FLEDDERUS, LOWBANKS

ACRESGLENN LHEROS RAPID EX 90 GLENN ACRES FARM, BEACHBURG

ARNING L A CAMPBELL EX 90 ARNOLD & INGRID JANSEMA, DUNNVILLE

BACHLEE TALENT COQUETTE EX 90 BACHLEE FARMS, CAYUGA

BELDARE A JIM DONNIE EX 90 ENNVIEW FARM, PERTH

BENREYMO TRAVIS CHATEL EX 90 REYNALD B. BENOIT, ST. ALBERT

BERWEN MR BURNS LAINA EX 90 BERWEN HOLSTEINS, CUMBERLAND

FEBRUARY EXs GLENALCOMB FINALCUT BOOMBOOM EX 93 MAPLE-AIN HOLSTEINS, SMITHS FALLS

GLENGARRY GOLDWYN PENNY EX 93 GLENGARRY STOCK FARMS INC, APPLE HILL

GOLDEN-OAKS DUR RAE1-ET EX 93 MAPEL WOOD FARMS, JERSEYVILLE

HYLLTOP DOTTIE REDMARKER EX 93 VELLENGA FARMS LTD, PARIS

VIORIS SALTO GLORIA EX 93 S. & J. VILLENEUVE & SONS INC, HAWKESBURY

COACHSIDE JASPER SELENA EX 92 MAPLE-AIN HOLSTEINS, SMITHS FALLS

EARLEN CARISMA CHESS EX 92 ALBERT FLEDDERUS, LOWBANKS

MEMOR FIRELIGHT NEVEAL EX 92 MEMOR FARM, FINCH

QUINNDALE TALENT JETSKI EX 92 QUINNDALE HOLSTEINS, GREELY

SILVERHOLME OUTSIDE F EMILY EX 92 SILVERHOLME HOLSTEINS LTD, ST. ANNS

BUDJON-JK ELECTRAS ELEXA-ET EX 91 FERME GILLETTE INC, EMBRUN

BONVALE TERRASON BERRI EX 90 BONVALE FARMS, ST. ANDREWS WEST

BOSDALE ALLEN SPECKY EX 90 DON-MAIR FARMS, MT. HOPE

BREEZE HILL DESIGN BEAUTY EX 90 SNOWDAME FARM, MERRICKVILLE

BRIDON TALENT BEACH EX 90 BRIDON FARMS INC, PARIS

BRIERHILL GOLDWYN DANAMALI EX 90 YPE VANDERWERF, LYNDHURST

BRILEA GOLDWYN BELLA EX 90 BRILEA HOLSTEINS, COBDEN

BROWNDALE CARISMA FAITH EX 90 BROWNDALE FARM, PARIS

BVK DUNDEE DELORES-ET EX 90 RIVERDOWN HOLSTEINS, METCALFE VELTHUIS FARMS LTD, OSGOODE

C V F FORTUNE BERNADETTE EX 90 CLEARVIEW FARM, CLARENCE CREEK

CAISTORVIEW SHANNON 809 EX 90 M. & C. BARTELS, WAINFLEET

COACHSIDE T L FLAKE EX 90 REDLODGE FARMS INC, FINCH

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COUNTRYSIDE QUICKDRAW PEGGY EX 90 COUNTRYSIDE HOLSTEINS, MILVERTON

DAMEYA FINAL CUT TOUNE EX 90 DAMEYA HOLSTEINS, GLEN ROBERTSON

DAMEYA GOLDWYN JENESIS EX 90 REMI LEROUX, STE. ANNE DE PRESCOTT

DANZEL WINDBROOK MALLORY EX 90 DANZEL HOLSTEINS, SHAKESPEARE

DELCREEK YELLOW MELLO EX 90 PETER RYLAARSDAM, WINCHESTER

DON-MAIR LHEROS LENA EX 90 RANDALL SPOELSTRA, BINBROOK

EBYBROOK M CHAMPION LIZZA EX 90 EBYBROOK HOLSTEINS, LISTOWEL

FEEDERLANE PAGEWIRE ELEGANT EX 90 FEEDERLANE FARMS, WAINFLEET

FINCHSIDE MORTY CAMILLE EX 90 MARCEL LEDUC, FINCH

FREUREHAVEN TOYSTORY RENETA EX 90 FREUREHAVEN FARMS LTD, WELLANDPORT

GERANN LUCKY STAR ZETA EX 90 GERANN HOLSTEINS, CARDINAL

GILLETTE ROUMARE CARROLL EX 90 SNOWDAME FARM, MERRICKVILLE

GOULDHAVEN REDLOU JUDY EX 90 GOULDHAVEN FARMS, FORESTERS FALLS

GRADY ACRES REGGIE EX 90 LOCUS LANE FARM LTD, BROCKVILLE

GREENLARK FOXY DAT EX 90 GREENLARK LONA FORTUNE EX 90 GREENLARK SOVEREIGN SCRATCH EX 90 GREENLARK FARMS, PEMBROKE

HEATHERICK STORM MAXINE EX 90 FREDERICK TOPP & SON, DUNNVILLE

HEIDEHAVEN SAWYER MILKYWAY EX 90 WILFRIED & PATRICIA TEMMING, STRATFORD

HENDERCROFT GIBSON MEGA BITE EX 90 HERBERT HENDERSON, ASHTON

HILLISLE STORMATIC MANDY EX 90 BRUCE HILL, NEPEAN

HOBBY HOLLOW GOLDWYN BECKIE EX 90 BENSCHOP FARMS, BOWMANVILLE DR. JOHN MCOUAT, PQ MARBRI FARMS INC, RUSSELL

HUIZTEIN SHOTGUN ANNABELLA EX 90 HUIZTEIN FARMS INC, WAINFLEET

KEVLYNDALE AS CORA EX 90 KEVLYNDALE GIBSON GINN EX 90 KEVLYNDALE GOLD ROXANA EX 90 JAMES-DEAN HOLSTEINS, SOUTH MOUNTAIN

KEYLAS TOYSTORY LUCILLE EX 90 DOUGLAS WINGER, CAYUGA

KNONAUDALE GLADYS EX 90 KNONAUDALE FARMS INC, CRYSLER

LIBERTYRAES GOLDIELOCKS-ET EX 90 BRILEA HOLSTEINS, COBDEN FERME GILLETTE INC, EMBRUN

LILLIESDALE FBI PIPPER EX 90 LEO BAUMANN, LYN

MALLENMAR VALENCE VELVET EX 90 CREEK SIDE HOLSTEINS, LOMBARDY

MAPLE-AIN DIPLOMATIC FLAME EX 90 MAPLE-AIN HOLSTEINS, SMITHS FALLS

MARTHAVEN DUNDEE JEWEL EX 90 MARTHAVEN HOLSTEINS, WOODSTOCK

MOUNT AIRY ALLEN HEATHER EX 90 MODLER FARMS LTD, GANANOQUE

MS GREENLEA KITE POM-ET EX 90 DAVID J. FARAGHER, GUELPH HENNESSEE CREEK FARMS, PEMBROKE DAVID J MARTIN, WOODSTOCK

OURQUEST RHYME JENELLE EX 90 OURQUEST FARMS INC, COBDEN

PEARTOME DERINGER MARKEE EX 90 PEARTOME ICEBREAKER EX 90 PEARTOME HOLSTEINS, HAGERSVILLE

PENLOW TAYLOR GOLDWYN EX 90 PENLOW FARMS, ALMONTE

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PHILMAR BACCUCUM DONOLGA EX 90 PHILMAR HOLSTEINS, BRANCHTON

PROSPERE JERRICK JUSTICE EX 90 FERME PROSPERE INC, ORLEANS

RAELAND DUNDEE TERESE EX 90 RAE STADDER, SELKIRK

RAYD’ OEX TITANIC GLORIA EX 90 FERME RAYNAUD LTEE, VANKLEEK HILL

REDLODGE JASPER WARGARITA EX 90 REDLODGE FARMS INC, FINCH

REDSTONE LHEROS OMEGA EX 90 REDSTONE SAMUELO NIKKI EX 90 STEFAN KUNZ, ST. EUGENE

RIVERDOWN BAXTER MARINA EX 90 RIVERDOWN HOLSTEINS, METCALFE

ROOYALDALE WINBROOK WAYNLYN EX 90 MAPLE LEAF FARM, GRAND VALLEY

ROSEVALE KNOLL MILK FELICIA EX 90 ROSEVALE KNOLL FARM, WELLESLEY

ROSEVINE PROMOTION OHSO IRISH EX 90 ROSEVINE FARMS, BERWICK

ROYALWATER GOLDWYN HIPPY EX 90 MAPEL WOOD FARMS, JERSEYVILLE

SANDY CREST ROSE EX 90 SANDY CREST HOLSTEINS, ARNPRIOR

SAZIEMAZ FORTUNE INFINIE EX 90 PHILIPPE & LAURENCE GUTKNECHT, NEWINGTON

SILVERHOLME MAILING J NIGHT EX 90 SILVERHOLME HOLSTEINS LTD, ST. ANNS

SILVERHOLME OUTSIDE JANELL EX 90 ARNOLD & INGRID JANSEMA, DUNNVILLE

SILVEROAK TALENT BLAINE EX 90 ALLEN R. MACDONALD, NORTH LANCASTER

SOUTH NATION SAMUELO JUBILEE EX 90 CHRISTOPHER RYAN, FOURNIER

STANLEE SPIRTE ALEXIS EX 90 JIM & NANCY WERT & SONS, AVONMORE

STMALO FINAL CUT ABELINE EX 90 LUCIE & JEAN-MARIE SEGUIN, ST. PASCAL BAYLON

SUMMITHOLM JETSTREAM NANA EX 90

GILLETTE AFTERSHOCK 2ND WAVE VG 87 GLENNHOLME SANCHEZ LACOSTE VG 87

DENNIS E. MARTIN, PALMERSTON

LINDENRIGHT AFTERSHOCK MYSTIC VG 87 CHERRY CREST HOLSTEINS, MARTINTOWN

STONEDEN BAXTER CALLY VG 87 STONEDEN HOLSTEINS, GANANOQUE

VELLHAVEN ALI SHOTTLE STARTLE VG 87 VELLHAVEN FARMS INC, SMITHVILLE

S. & J. VILLENEUVE & SONS INC, HAWKESBURY

VOGELDALE MORTY CLARIBEL EX 90 MAX VOGEL, PORTLAND

FEBRUARY VGs BONNIE BRAE PROSPECT DEVIN VG 87 BRUCE & SUSAN MODE, VANKLEEK HILL

BRABANTDALE SHOTTLE INVITE VG 87 BRABANTDALE FARMS LTD, NAVAN

CALBRETT MANOMAN ESTER VG 87 BOLDI INC, VARS

CHERRY CREST ATWOOD COURAGE VG 87 GOLDENDALE FARM, LANSDOWNE

O’CONNOR LAND & CATTLE CO, AJAX SILVERCAP HOLSTEINS, PUSLINCH

DON-MAIR GOLDWYN ANGELICA VG 87 DON-MAIR FARMS, MT. HOPE

DOUGAL LEA SHOTTLE DANISH VG 87 DOUGAL LEA HOLSTEINS, SMITHVILLE MAPLELAWN HOLSTEINS, SMITHVILLE

EASTRIVER ATWOOD LIZA 974 VG 87 CHERRY CREST HOLSTEINS, MARTINTOWN

EHRHARDT LUSTR AW LAVENA-ET VG 87 TONY DEVINCENZO, LONDON

ERBCREST ATWOOD MARIELLA VG 87 ERBCREST FARM, MILVERTON

GEN-I-BEQ STERLING LENCY VG 87 GOULDHAVEN FARMS, FORESTERS FALLS

LEO BAUMANN, LYN DAVID J. MACMILLAN, ALEXANDRIA

LOLAN SANCHEZ BAILEY VG 86

MAPEL WOOD FARMS, JERSEYVILLE

AFT003 NIAGRA GOUDA VG 86

O’CONNOR LAND & CATTLE CO, AJAX

BRAEDALE HOLSTEINS, CUMBERLAND

GENERVATIONS INC, CAMPBELLVILLE

BEAVER RAY TRUMP MICROBE VG 86 REMI LEROUX, STE. ANNE DE PRESCOTT

MAPLE-AIN JASPER ISSY VG 86 MAPLE-AIN HOLSTEINS, SMITHS FALLS

BLONDIN AFTERSHOCK CLARITY VG 86 BREEZE HILL HOLSTEINS, WINCHESTER

MERLHOLME GOLDWYN MARYLOU VG 86 SIGNATURE HOLSTEINS, MORRISBURG

BONNIE BRAE JASPER CORA ET VG 86 BRUCE & SUSAN MODE, VANKLEEK HILL

TODD EDWARDS, MORRISBURG EMMA FARLINGER, MORRISBURG

MS ATLEES SHOT ALANA-ET VG 86

BRILEA SHAN GINGER VG 86

IAN DINGWALL, CORNWALL

BRILEA HOLSTEINS, COBDEN

BROWNDALE AARON QUALITY VG 86 BROWNDALE JADE VG 86

CREEK SIDE HOLSTEINS, LOMBARDY

PROSPERE ALEXANDER FAITHFUL VG 86 FERME PROSPERE INC, ORLEANS

BROWNDALE FARM, PARIS

CARLDOT REDESIGN MOUSE VG 86 CARLDOT FARMS, STRATFORD

QUINNDALE TEAR IT UP ALEX VG 86 QUINNDALE HOLSTEINS, GREELY

RAELAND DUPLEX BARBI VG 86

CLEROLI LM EVOLVE DOLBY VG 86

RAE STADDER, SELKIRK

FERME GILLETTE INC, EMBRUN

DELABERGE OMAN OMAN REINE VG 86 FERME BLONDIN, PQ

RIVERDOWN ATWOOD CASSIE VG 86 RIVERDOWN HOLSTEINS, METCALFE

ROSEVINE SANCHEZ DAISY VG 86

FERME RUBIS ENRG, PQ

DELCREEK MILLION RING ON IT VG 86 PETER RYLAARSDAM, WINCHESTER

ROSEVINE FARMS, BERWICK

ROYALTY DOLMAN KATHY VG 86 ROCK-A-BERRY HOLSTEINS, SEELEYS BAY

EBYBROOK DRAKE JANITA VG 86

RUPELEN PATTI ASHLYNN VG 86

EBYBROOK HOLSTEINS, LISTOWEL

BRUCE & SUSAN MODE, VANKLEEK HILL

FEEDERLANE FBI ELEANOR VG 86

SAUDER HOLME ABS SILVER RED VG 86

FEEDERLANE FARMS, WAINFLEET

GILLETTE EVOLVE 2ND HOPE VG 86 FERME GILLETTE INC, EMBRUN

GLENNHOLME GOLDWYN BEANTOWN VG 86 GLENNHOLME HOLSTEINS, CARP

EBYBROOK HOLSTEINS, LISTOWEL

SAZIEMAZ BALTI KANOUK VG 86 PHILIPPE & LAURENCE GUTKNECHT, NEWINGTON

SHYLANE SHOTTLE HUMBLE VG 86 JOHN MCCALLUM, STRATFORD

VELTHUIS LAURALEE VG 86 RIVERDOWN HOLSTEINS, METCALFE

HOLYWELL T O SHIMMER VG 86

AUGUST ACRES, WINCHESTER

ERAMOSA FARMS, ROCKWOOD

YOU-DALE EDY VG 86

HOLYWELL HOLSTEINS, ROCKWOOD

FERME GILLETTE INC, EMBRUN

HUIZTEIN SHOTTLE ALISON VG 86 HUIZTEIN FARMS INC, WAINFLEET

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COMESTAR LAUTAMAI MAN O MAN VG 87 MAPEL WOOD FARMS, JERSEYVILLE

STOBRO FARMS, INDIAN RIVER

LILLIESDALE LARKIN LUCIE VG 86

MAPEL WOOD M O M LUCY VG 86

BOLDI INC, VARS

TIPPER DAMION MARION EX 90

VIORIS EXTREM BROCK EX 90

SNOWDAME FARM, MERRICKVILLE

LOLAN HOLSTEINS, BRINSTON

VELTHUIS SG MOM ALESIA VG 87

FREUREHAVEN FARMS LTD, WELLANDPORT

DOUG CRANSTON, ANCASTER

KINGSWAY FARMS, HASTINGS

LOCHDALE AFTERSHOCK CALEY VG 86

FREUREHAVEN ALTAROSS LILLY VG 86

TTOWN LYON JEM EX 90

LAKOTARAES ALICIA VG 86 BRUCE HILL, NEPEAN

GLENNHOLME HOLSTEINS, CARP

LAIDLAWN KNOWLEDGE GEMINI VG 87

JOE LOEWITH & SONS LTD, LYNDEN JAMES J. TIMS, ALMONTE

HYLLTOP BRILLIANT AFTERSHOCK VG 86 VELLENGA FARMS LTD, PARIS

FERME GILLETTE INC, EMBRUN

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2 TIMES

4 TIMES

Back Cover

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2-page spread

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1/2 Page

$550

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SPEEK-NJ MAN OMAN ROCKET-ET

VG-86

01-11

409

622

480

1511

(+148)

(+330)

(+224)

(+702)

BLONDIN MAN O MAN CAMILLE

VG-86

01-11

324

377

335

1036

(+108)

(+163)

(+114)

(+385)

OUROWN SHOTTLE TESSA

GP-81

01-11

353

448

352

1153

(+78)

(+172)

(+80)

(+330)

ALBADON BOLTON CATRINA

GP-83

01-08

415

404

366

1185

(+130)

(+104)

(+90)

(+324)

STANTONS MANOMAN AEROGIRL STANTON BROS LIMITED, ILDERTON

VG-85

01-09

369

386

367

1122

(+102)

(+108)

(+105)

(+315)

MAPEL WOOD SHOTTLE LILI

VG-88

02-01

411

584

429

1424

(+161)

(+327)

(+172)

(+660)

STANTONS PLANET BOGO

GP-83

02-10

421

470

410

1301

(+153)

(+191)

(+147)

(+491)

COMESTAR GOLDWYN LILAC

VG-89

02-03

368

456

429

1253

(+123)

(+189)

(+177)

(+489)

BRABANTDALE SHOTTLE INDULGE

VG-85

02-01

377

490

384

1251

(+110)

(+191)

(+123)

(+424)

GOLDENDALE GOLDWYN SENSATION

VG-85

02-11

340

427

317

1084

(+107)

(+192)

(+81)

(+380)

RI-VAL-RE PLANET WENDI-ET

GP-83

03-02

392

452

371

1215

(+125)

(+174)

(+109)

(+408)

SUMMITHOLM ASHLAR LEE

GP-82

03-02

415

382

405

1202

(+139)

(+107)

(+135)

(+381)

LOCKMAR GOLDWYN CARAMEL

VG-87

03-04

308

477

333

1118

(+69)

(+211)

(+89)

(+369)

KNI057 STORM ROSE

GP-83

03-04

352

355

326

1033

(+125)

(+117)

(+98)

(+340)

CENTERFLOS LAZOR COLLY

VG-85

03-02

289

401

288

978

(+74)

(+178)

(+67)

(+319)

AVONBANK MACEDON LYNN

GP-80

04-01

335

401

314

1050

(+109)

(+154)

(+90)

(+353)

GERTHEA ALADDIN GEMMA

GP-83

04-04

342

371

342

1055

(+98)

(+128)

(+102)

(+328)

STANTONS ELEGANT BEE

VG-85

04-05

350

434

352

1136

(+82)

(+155)

(+89)

(+326)

JACOBS GOLDWYN JOCKEY

VG-88

04-00

299

354

301

954

(+83)

(+144)

(+88)

(+315)

EXTONDALE SAMUELO FIONA

EX-92

04-05

268

373

303

944

(+56)

(+157)

(+84)

(+297)

BRABANTDALE ASTRO SPARROW

VG-85

05-09

373

405

339

1117

(+115)

(+118)

(+86)

(+319)

EVANHILL ENCINO JINGLES

VG-87

05-00

299

291

302

892

(+81)

(+76)

(+90)

(+247)

KINGSWAY DUNDEE DRUM STICK

EX-95

05-04

295

331

268

894

(+85)

(+107)

(+53)

(+245)

BLACKRAPIDS F B I SHANIA

GP-84

05-05

335

343

320

998

(+88)

(+84)

(+73)

(+245)

BREEZY BLITZ EMILY

VG-87

05-03

329

324

306

959

(+87)

(+57)

(+72)

(+216)

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• CRAIGCREST GOLDWYN STARLET EX-94 Bred and owned by Craigcrest Holsteins, Arthur

Over 125,000 kilograms of Milk • PONDBANK BLACK KING CARLA VG-86.......... 143,487 kgs Bred by Pondbank Farms, Millbank; Owned by Morningsky Holsteins, Millbank • DANNROVING D HH L C KYNDA EX-92-4E 1*.... 143,444 kgs Bred and owned by Dannroving Holsteins, Palmerston • DUFFEYNIAL PAMELA GP-80................................ 138,207 kgs Bred and owned by Duffey & Freres, L’Orignal • PENLOW SPICE RUDOLPH VG-89......................... 137,611 kgs Bred and owned by Penlow Farms, Almonte • LEGACY OUTSIDE GLACE EX-91-6E 2*.............. 134,699 kgs Bred and owned Stephen Dolson & Dr. Karen Galbraith, Atwood • REDLODGE STORM SYDNEY GP-83 1*............... 132,937 kgs Bred by Armin & Monica Kagi, Finch; Owned by Redlodge Farms Inc., Finch • SUMMITHOLM RUDOLPH KASANDRA VG-85 2*. 132,177 kgs Bred & Owned by Joe Loewith & Sons Ltd, Lynden

• SHYLANE RUDOLPH BRIDGET EX-90-2E 1*..... 129,676 kgs Bred & Owned by John McCallum, Stratford • CAVANHILL RUDOLPH JULIA VG-88.................... 126,354 kgs Bred by G. Melbourne Cavanagh, Kinburn; Owned by Cavanhill Farms Ltd., Kinburn • EMBRDALE KRISTI GIBSON VG-89 3*................ 126,173 kgs Bred and owned by Embrdale Farm, Indian River • RAIVUE RUDOLPH ROXELLA VG-85................... 125,080 kgs Bred and owned by Raivue Farms Ltd., Sunderland

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The inaugural CDX - Ontario Holstein was there! Simply mention the words ‘dairy expo’ in any Canadian dairy community today and hear firsthand the genuine feedback and experience on the inaugural Canadian Dairy XPO held the first week of February at the Stratford Rotary Complex. Massive crowds of dairy producers and pick up trucks congested the Stratford streets, parked on all roads up to 3 km away. Farmers trenched through snow banks and slushy sidewalks to grab an early morning buttermilk pancake breakfast and finally experience the most talked about dairy show since the World Dairy Expo, held annually in Madison Wisconsin. “Attendance on our first day was 7,900 and the second day was 3,600; representing 11,600 dairy producers and family members,” says expo Founder and GM Jordon Underhill. “This figure does not include exhibitors, children under six or CheeseFEST attendees. That’s a lot of quota passing through in just a 16 hour period!” The atmosphere in the BriteSpan Cow Coliseum felt like home to dairy producers. The massive free-span structure was built specifically for companies to showcase live, their innovation and leading genetics. Companies such as Drench-mate and Golden Calf Co. traveled across the border to perform live demonstrations with their leading innovations around rumen juice extraction and colostrum management. The four robot powerhouses stood strong and stayed actively engaged with producers for the duration of CDX. One genetic company in the BriteSpan Cow Coliseum reported the

highest sales activity of any event in company’s history. A significant fundraising campaign for 4-H youth was conducted throughout the dairy expo, raising over $10,000. Perth and Oxford County 4-H Holstein Canada’s Lora Bender and the Ontario Holstein kids were a big help in Branch’s Jason French enjoyed a steady flow of traffic to their the BMO Homegrown joint booth at this year’s CDX. Kitchen, pumping out homemade milkshakes and grilled cheese sandwiches. GenerVations gave away a high genomic testing heifer calf and in addition donated over $5,000 to the Wellington County Dairy Club. CDX also made a three year commitment to a dairy youth travel bursary of $2,500 administered though the Stratford Ag Society. The annual winner will get an interactive trip to the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI. Canadian Dairy XPO dates for 2014 are set for February 5 and 6. Anyone who had doubts about the inaugural project, now look to 2014 with immense optimism. It was built and dairy producers came!

Condolences It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of past Ontario Holstein Branch Secretary-Manager, Joe Snyder. Joe passed away peacefully on March 20, 2013 at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital at the age of 84. Joe worked as the newly formed Branch’s first Secretary-Manager from 1980 until 1993 and is credited with organizing the first Dairy Cattle Evaluation Clinic. He was also a founding committee member of both the Ontario 4-H Inter-County Dairy Cattle Judging Competition and the Contact Hays Classic (known today as the TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic). His dedication and leadership helped shape what the association has become today. Before joining the Branch, Joe worked for the Waterloo Cattle Breeder Association in the 1950s and was instrumental in promoting the use of frozen semen and AI. During his 11 years there, he assisted in the collection of semen, worked as a lab technician and was the editor of the unit’s award-winning “Better Bovine Bulletin.” He became the Assistant Manager of the unit in 1953. In 1961 Joe began working as the West-Central Ontario Fieldman for Holstein Canada, traveling thousands of miles to visit farms and encouraging breeders to make use of breed improvement programs such as milk recording, classification

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and corrective mating within their herds. His exceptional leadership as a Fieldman did not go unnoticed and his high moral values and integrity earned him the respect of breeders and industry leaders alike. In 2006, Joe was inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame and the Waterloo County Hall of Fame for his contributions to the Dairy Industry.

Snyder, Joseph G. “Joe” (1928 - 2013)

In addition to his work within the industry, Joe also served on a number of committees within the community. He was part of the Ontario Mennonite Relief Heifer Sale Committee for 20 years, acting as the Chairman for 14 of those years. He was also involved in committees for Waterloo County Junior Farmers, the Elmira Agricultural Society, the Elmira Minor Hockey Association, Fairview Mennonite Home and the Ontario Mennonite Mission Board to name a few. Joe’s commitment to his community, his work and his family are part of the rich legacy he leaves behind. Our condolences to Joe’s wife, Bea, and the entire Snyder family.

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Holstein Happenings... JULY 2013

Inter-County Dairy Cattle Judging Competition, Lindsay

Ontario Summer Show, Lindsay, Judge: Bruce Mode

April 10

National Convention Sale, Cranston Farms, Ancaster 11:00 am April 10

4-H Showmanship Competition 4:30 pm Legends of 4-H 6:00 pm Ontario Spring Discovery Jersey Show 7:00 pm Ancaster Fairgrounds

April 11

Ontario Spring Discovery Holstein Show, Ancaster Fairgrounds, 9:00 am April 12 Holstein Canada National AGM, Sheraton Hotel, Niagara 9:00 am April 12

Master Breeder Night, Sheraton Hotel, Niagara 6:00 pm April 13

National Convention Tours, Niagara/Wentworth/Haldimand Counties April 19

Victoria County Milk Producers and Holstein Club Banquet @ Rugby Club April 20

Lambton County Barn Meeting, Charlyn Holsteins/Jerseys, 12:30 pm April 20

Peterborough County Holstein Club & Milk Committee banquet, Douro

Cherry Crest Spring Special, 12:00 pm at the farm MAY 2013 May 2 - 4 Dairy Sen$e Workshop, University of Guelph May 11 Western and West-Central Dairy Cattle Evaluation Clinic, Hanalee Holsteins, Embro May 18 East-Central Dairy Cattle Evaluation Clinic, Quality Holsteins, Vaughan JUNE 2013 June 14 Oxford County Golf Day, Stonehaven Golf Course, 9:00 am June 21 Brant-Wentworth County Twilight Meeting, Willcher Farms, Branchton June 22 Maxville Spring Show June 26 Perth County Twilight Meeting Reijnen Farms, St. Marys June 27 Elgin County Golf Day June 27 Wellington County Twilight Meeting, Wray Brubacher’s, Drayton June 28 Waterloo County Twilight Meeting, Janaric Holsteins, Listowel June 28 Durham County Twilight Meeting, Altona Lea Holsteins, Blackstock June 28 - 29 Eastern ON Jr Show/EastGen Challenge, Spencerville April 27

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Grey County Twilight Meeting, Blanhaven Holsteins, Durham

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Elgin County Family Social, Forest Lee, Kirk Shively & Family, Springfield, 7:00 pm July 3

July 26 July 30

Lanark County Family Night, Wes Craig’s

Lambton County Family Day

AUGUST 2013 August 3 Bruce County Golf Day, Walkerton L & A Holstein Show Napanee, 6:30 pm July 3 August 5 Huron County Twilight Meeting, Britespan 4-H Dairy Invitational, Lucknow Rob Steckle, Bayfield, 7:00 pm August 7 July 3 Middlesex County Show, Ilderton, Dufferin County Twilight Meeting, Judge: John Werry, 7:00 pm Colmont Holsteins, Grand Valley August 9 July 4 Elgin County Holstein Show, Aylmer, Simcoe County Twilight Meeting, Judge: Carl Phoenix, 7:00 pm Walkhavern Holsteins, Stayner July 3

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August 9

August 10

Northumberland County Show, Campbellford, Judge: Lorne Briscoe, 6:00 pm

July 8 - 9

Glengarry County Show, Williamstown; Judge: Vincent Laundry

July 10

July 11

EastGen Challenge, Stratford

July 5

Ontario County Twilight, Parbro Holsteins, The Parish Family, Uxbridge

East-Central ON Jr. Show, Orono Fairgrounds

August 10

Eastern ON Dairy Cattle Evaluation Clinic, Metcalfe Fairgrounds

Peterborough Exhibition Open Show, 6:00 pm Judge: Pete Coleman

Oxford County Twilight Meeting, Marthaven, Oxford Centre, 7:00 pm

Ontario Red & White Show, Carson’s Auction barn, Listowel, 9:00 am

Niagara County Holstein Show, Wainfleet, Judge: Gerald Roefs

July 11 - 12

EastGen Challenge, Markham

July 12

Victoria County Twilight Meeting Irchel Jerseys, Kurt Schmidt & Family

July 13

Niagara County Twilight Meeting, Northcreek Farms, Wellandport

July 15 - 16

Western ON Jr. Show, Outdoor Farm Show site, Woodstock

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L & A Twilight, Cuthillview Farm, Rob & Lisa Cuthill & Family, Selby July 17

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Bruce County Twilight Meeting, AtoZ Farms, Aaron & Megan Ruetz, Mildmay July 17 Hastings Twilight Garhaven Holsteins, Tim Gary & Dorothy Hunt, Tweed July 18 Northumberland Family Night, Doralea Holsteins, the Dorlands, Wooler July 18 York Holstein Club Twilight Meeting, On The Hill Holsteins, Markham

Lambton Golf Day August 15

Tri-County Holstein Show, Spencerville, Judge: Callum McKinven

Prescott County Show, Vankleek Hill, Judge: John DeVries West-Central ON Jr. Show, Elora August 21

Lambton County Show, Forest, Judge: Matt Walker, 7:00 pm August 21

Simcoe County Holstein Show, New Barrie Fairgrounds August 22

Oxford County Show, Woodstock, Judge: Michael Heath, 6:00 pm August 23

Renfrew County Show, Cobden, Judge: Mike West August 27

Bruce-Grey Holstein Show, Walkerton 6:00 pm

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August 30

Haldimand-Norfolk Twilight Meeting Leeds-Grenville Family Day & BBQ Locus Lane Holsteins, Brockville

August 30

Essex-Kent Twilight Meeting, Herbert & Arielle Rozendaal Muirkirk

Peterborough County Twilight, Sedrose Farms, The Sedgwick’s, Norwood July 21

July 23 July 24

Carleton-Russell Family Night, John Hill Farm, Twin Hill

August 29

Brant-Wentworth Holstein Show, Paris, 6:30 pm, Judge: Terry Beckett

Quinte Exhibition, Belleville, Judge: Glenn Barkey, 6:00 pm

Dufferin-Wellington Holstein Show, Orangeville 7pm, Judge: Gary Jebson

August 31

Stormont County Show, Newington August 31

Lanark County Show, Perth, Judge: Lorne Briscoe

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Farm: Greenlark Farms Herd Size: 35 Milking Operation Type: Tie-stall Location: Pembroke, ON (Renfrew County)

Rob Fletcher (second from right) with his wife, Shelley and parents, Bruce and Gail. (PHOTO BY VICKI FLETCHER)

1. What is your family’s history with Holsteins? I grew up with Holsteins so they are all I have ever known. The fact that they are able to produce large volumes of milk, and that there is a wide market for genetics, is appealing.

8.If you could have ANY cow standing in your barn, who would it be and why? Butz-Butler Gold Barbara. Just an amazing young cow that is backed by a long line of Excellent cows and looks to have an unbelievable future ahead of her.

2. What are your breeding goals? Our breeding goals are simply to improve the cows with each generation. We focus on type and try to make corrective matings in order to improve weaknesses of each cow without sacrificing their strengths.

10. How do you use genomic information in your herd and what are your thoughts on the future of genomics? We have only tested one heifer, mostly out of curiosity. As of right now, we stick to progeny proven bulls for the most part. I think the future of genomics is that it will hopefully allow us to efficiently identify young bulls that can potentially have a positive impact on the breed.

3. What genetic tools are most important in your breeding program? Classification and DHI are the major tools that we use. We rely on progeny bull proofs for the majority of our sire selection. 4. Describe the ultimate/ideal cow for your operation: The ideal cow in our operation would classify VG as a 1st calver with some show style and then produce above herd average for milk and components. She would get back in calf regularly and go Excellent as a 3rd calver. She would become a star brood cow and produce over 60,000 kgs lifetime. 5. What cow in your barn is currently the “Heart of the Herd”? I would have to say Greenlark Roses Gemina EX 4E. She is sired by Gibson and backed by an EX 4E dam by Lee. She has given us four heifers without the benefit of being flushed. She has two EX daughters in the herd, including Greenlark Golden Rose who was Champion cow at our county show last summer. She also has a granddaughter by Windhammer that was sold as a Senior calf and was named All-Ontario Milking Yearling 2012. She is springing up with her seventh calf right now and is well over 60,000 kgs of lifetime production. 6. What are you most proud of in your herd/operation? Our current herd classification. Right now we have 17 EX, 23 VG, 5 GP and none lower in the herd. We are especially proud that all cows in their second lactaction or later are classified at least 85 points. 7. If you could improve one thing in your herd/operation, what would it be? We would like to improve our overall milk production as well as continuing to make our pedigrees deeper. Another goal would be to compete more at higher levels of shows.

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11. What are your thoughts on sexed semen? Do you use it? We have not used any sexed semen mostly do to it not being available on the bulls that we want to use. 12. How many cows do you flush each year? How do you market your embryos that are for sale? It varies quite a bit, but on average about two cows per year. We mostly flush for our own herd improvement. 13. Being in the breeding business, what traits do you find sell best? What trait do you value most? High genomic numbers are obviously selling the best right now, but since we don’t really have that kind to market, for us show style is what sells the best. If the animal has depth of pedigree and is sired by a popular bull, it sells better. We value depth of pedigree as well as a stack of reliable sires. 14. Which bulls do you feel have had the most impact on your herd? Before my time, Majesty did quite a bit to establish the base of a lot of the pedigrees we work with today. More recently, Gibson has done a lot to improve the type in our herd. He consistently gave us size, strength and great fore-udders. They are also proving to be good brood cows in our herd. The bull that is currently impacting our herd the most is Goldwyn. 15. What management practices in place on your farm contribute the most success to your operation and why? The fact that we are a smaller operation allows us to give our cows quite a bit of individual attention, to try and get the best out of each animal. We also try to get our cows moving and exercised as much as possible.

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