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ON THE COVER: Tour goers enjoyed the bright barn built in 2013 and comfortable cows at Van Lindenberg Farms Inc. in Foresters Falls, Ont. during the Renfrew District Farm Tours recently. The farm is operated by Willem & Monique Van Lindenberg and Willem’s parents, Koos and Catrina. (PHOTO BY LEANNA LOWRY)

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As an introvert, it should come as no surprise that I’m most comfortable behind my computer, cup of tea in hand, doing what I do best: planning features, writing stories and selecting photos for an upcoming issue. I realize that image is enough to put many to sleep, but for me, it’s the stuff dreams are made of! That said, I’ve come to understand the importance of getting out of my comfort zone every once in a while, too. In doing so, I’ve discovered that out on the farm, meeting dairy farmers, is one of my favourite places to be! Recently, while on farm interviewing two-time Master Breeders Jeff and Dan Bross of Florbil Farms in Mildmay, they said something that really resonated with me: “It is a great thing the way a cow can break the ice and bring people together.” Their statement got me thinking back to the interviews I’ve done with various dairy farmers in my seven years with the Branch, every single one of which had me wondering on my way in the lane, “Will I ask the right questions?”, “Will I be able to pull some good quotes?”, “Will my camera cooperate?!” Thankfully, to date at least, my worries have been unfounded and in each case, it’s been the cows that have indeed broken the ice! Ask a passionate dairy farmer about a favourite cow and there’s no going back! Learning about these awesome cows (and the people who care for them) is, without a doubt, one of the best things about my job. Yes, it’s meant getting out of my “safe zone” and asking the “silly questions,” but it’s been SO worth it!

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THE CONCEPT OF VALUE Farm tours are, by and large, one of the most interesting aspects of this role, as they offer the ability to better understand our members and the challenges and opportunities they face in their areas. Take a look at our farm tour pages for a recap of this year’s farm tours across Ontario. A common discussion theme at some of the farms I visited during this year’s tours was the pull-back on incentive days and quota increases. After pushing for the last couple of years for increased production, this pull-back comes at a trying time for many. Furthermore, with the price fluctuations over the last few years, many farms were using incentive days and quota increases to finance growth opportunities. In speaking with members, the importance of managing expenses and controlling the bottom line, especially for farms that recently expanded or undertaken additional debt, have become imperative. It is this important concept that drives the Branch to consider the value in the services we provide, by demonstrating the profitability of investing in Classification, Registration, Genotyping and Milk-Recording. We want to ensure that every dollar from our members is put to good use, by providing education, service and opportunities that help members improve their own bottom lines. It’s the concept of value that is pushing us forward into the future, ensuring that our long-term plans react accordingly to the pressures and environment of the dairy industry. This concept is most likely similar to your own farms, as you review your current financial situations and make decisions, such as building a new barn or investing in genomic testing, that lay out your plan for the future. We hope to be a part of that plan, to work beside you by providing value and expertise in your breeding management decision-making.

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Congratulations to these Spirit of 4-H winners, who were presented with an Ontario Holstein leather portfolio recently. At left: Matt Lange; below: Liam McNabb with Western Field Rep Angela Howard and 4-H Leader John Drummond. Below left: Lauren Muirhead with Ontario Holstein GM Merina Johnston. PHOTOS SUBMITTED.

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Most of us know “Holstein” as the breed of cattle we have in the barn; fewer are likely familiar with the place Holstein, also known as “the little village with a huge heart” located in the southeast corner of Grey county. Holstein local Cathy Teeter shared this beauty shot she snapped one cold morning in January.

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It’s always exciting when a cow delivers twins on the farm, especially when both of them are heifers. But for the Hendricks family of Listowel, Ontario, what makes it even more remarkable is that the same cow that delivered twins in February, delivered triplet heifers the year before!

Justine Koopmans of Koopycrest Holsteins in Picton, Ont., sent in this adorable photo of her kids having some fun in the barn last summer. Pictured are Madelyn and Brayden Koopmans with their favourite calf of 2017, Koopycrest Cop Shiny P.

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When their vet told them that Hendricks Franky 3 was pregnant with twins this time around, they thought he was joking. She delivered those twins, all on her own, on February 1. “She’s doing OK,” Jan says, “but it was hard on her so we’re giving her some extra attention.” CanWest DHI milk tester Ellen Haid first told us about the story after seeing the twins on farm a day earlier. She marveled at the fact that Franky 3 had now delivered nine heifers in five lactations. “That is some cow,” she remarked via email.

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“It’s amazing how a cow can bring people together.” -DAN BROSS

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he stretch between harvest in the fall and planting in the spring is generally a quieter time for dairy farmers. Cold days and frozen pipes notwithstanding, winter brings with it the opportunity to spend less time in the barn and more time enjoying some rest and relaxation. That is, unless you’re Jeff and Dan Bross of Florbil Farms in Mildmay. These brothers and business partners have had a whirlwind of a fall and winter, and are gearing up for an exciting spring on top of that. It all started back in mid-October, when they joined forces with Quality Holsteins on homebred up-and-comer Florbil Doorman Lilly. Not only did Lilly win her class a month later at the Royal, she scored a remarkable VG-89 in her first lactation and is quickly becoming a crowd favourite at her new home in Vaughan.

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If that wasn’t enough, the Brosses received a letter from Holstein Canada in November, telling them that they were among the top 10 in their category, positioned to earn a Master Breeder shield. When the all-important phone call didn’t arrive, they were disappointed, but tried to forget about it and move on. “We were kind of hoping we might get it,” says Jeff, “but we thought they had announced it the week before so we just thought, ‘We’re not getting it.’” Then at 9:30 the following Monday, Jeff looked at his ringing phone and saw Holstein Canada’s number, realizing soon after that they had gotten their dates mixed up. “We’re not on Facebook so we didn’t know when they were being announced,” he explains. A few hours later, Dan was in town buying the necessary supplies for the www.ontario.holstein.ca


party they would host at the farm later that night, receiving a slew of congratulatory phone calls in the meantime. Both Jeff and Dan say the evening was a wonderful impromptu celebration with their family, friends and fellow Bruce County Holstein breeders, followed by a slower day at the farm on Tuesday. Though this is the farm’s second shield (they received their first back in 2002), it means just as much to the brothers, perhaps even more. “I’d say this one is even more exciting,” Dan says. “We understand more about what it’s all about.” More than understanding the points system involved in earning a shield, Dan is referring to the history of hard work and careful breeding decisions at Florbil that resulted in the win. The farm was started back in 1949 by Jeff and Dan’s mom and dad, Florence and Bill. Growing up, the brothers recall their dad milking 30 grade cows and raising pigs until the mid-1970s when the milk marketing board ruled that nonruminant animals needed to be housed separately. From there on in, it was all cows. An additional nine stalls were constructed in the barn where the pigs used to be, which, Jeff clearly remembers, had to be cleaned out by hand as there were no gutters.

Today, both he and Jeff make the farm’s breeding decisions, with close attention paid to advice gleaned from Holstein Canada classifiers at every visit. The Brosses are always interested in upand-coming bulls and study their classification results in order to determine herd trends. They’ve dabbled in genomic testing and are using some genomic sires, though “cautiously,” Dan admits. “Although the trend is towards genomics, it’s hard to ignore the proven ones,” he adds.

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Like many partnerships today, there is quite a bit of overlap of responsibilities on the farm. Jeff and Dan start their day together at 6 a.m., milking, feeding and completing regular chores. From there, the rest of the day tends to unfold on the fly, and because of that, they never start out the day with a list. “Both of us just know what’s going on,” Jeff says. “We make most decisions together.” As they’ve come to understand over the years, it comes down to working together as a team to finish what needs to be done. “You’ll never find one of us on the couch while the other is out doing something,” Dan says.

He’s been on the farm all his life, knowing from an early age that milking cows is what he wanted to do. As the 12th of 13 siblings (his older brother Dan is #11), going to the barn to help out The brothers take turns with chores 3 was just part of Jeff’s everyday routine every other Sunday night to give the for as long as he can remember. He Photo at left: Brothers Jeff (l) and Dan Bross with Florbil Windbrook Lillian EXother a break. Holidays, too, are flexible recalls many developments in that time, 93-4YR. Lillian is the dam of Florbil Doorman Lilly, who scored VG-89 in her first and they just let the other one know including the farm getting a pipeline in lactation. Above: 1. Jeff and Dan proudly display their jackets with Lilly’s photo they’ll be away. Jeff and Dan each own 1978, and before that, milking in buckets on the back, received from Beckett Holsteins; 2. Calves are housed in hutches a travel trailer and enjoy camping with and carrying those to the Step-Saver. until three months of age; 3. Florbil Lauthority Sue EX-93-4YR, just one of 25 EX cows at the farm. PHOTOS BY ANDREA EMOND. their wives ( Jeff is married to Sharon Another monumental change was the and Dan is married to Linda) though shift to a registered herd, brought about by Jeff and Dan’s early they never venture far from home and rarely set up in an official interest in purebred genetics and their desire for registered calves campground. Instead, they go with a group of fellow dairy farmers for 4-H projects. Though many changes have taken place over the and take turns camping in each other’s field. The company is great years, one thing that hasn’t changed is the Brosses’ desire for niceand the commute (never more than 15 minutes away) is even better, looking cows. “We have to milk them anyways, so we like milking allowing everyone to shoot home to complete chores and return to good ones,” Jeff says. Their herd of 50 is currently scored at 25 EX, camp within an hour or two to resume the fun. 33 VG and 6 GP with a rolling herd average of 11,679 kgs. Dan has been on the farm full-time since 1991, when he and Jeff officially took over from their dad. Before that, he spent 18.5 years as an A.I. technician; for 10 of those years, he did both jobs, sandwiching days on the road, breeding cows, with mornings and evenings milking at the farm. “For me it was great, because I got to look at cows every day,” he says of his time spent working as a technician. Seeing how bulls bred and monitoring breeding patterns over time proved useful to Dan and has helped fuel mating decisions at Florbil. www.ontario.holstein.ca

PLAYING FAVOURITES These days the Brosses are having just as much fun on the farm as they are off, and earning their Master Breeder shield is just the icing on the cake in a successful career of working with great cows. They reached another milestone in January when Florbil Windbrook Pop, owned by Brian Joseph Enright of Winchester, became their 100th homebred Excellent cow. With so many high-scoring cows in their past, picking a favourite is hard, and different cows are valued for different reasons. the

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There’s Florbil Cousteau January EX-95 3*, their highest-scoring cow, whose owners included Adam Hodgins and later, Ferme Yvon Sicard in Quebec. Then, Florbil Gibson Penny EX-90-5E 12*, the decorated matriarch of the “P” family who currently has nine EX daughters. Penny goes back to Sunholm Stylist Patty Pansy, a cow their dad bought at Carson’s. She was the family’s first-ever Very Good cow and later went on to become their first-ever Excellent cow. Jeff and Dan recall how, in the late 70s and early 80s, their dad would go to Brubacher’s every Friday. He bought a few good pedigreed heifers over the years, but never paid big money for them.

later, when she was fresh, Quality Seeds Salesman Richard Kuntz saw her on the farm and put a call into Ari Ekstein. That’s when things got interesting. Lilly scored 87 points on Friday, October 13. Two days later, Paul and Ari paid the Brosses a visit. According to Dan, they were in no rush and took the time to appreciate all the cows in the barn. “Lilly was the last cow we looked at,” Dan explains. “When we were about 15 feet from her box stall, we said, ‘This is the Doorman.’” Paul’s reply? “Wow.”

The Brosses calve out between 80 and 90 animals a year and sell They bought a half interest in her that day. close to half of those. Over the past few years, they’ve sold off By the Monday afternoon, Lilly was on a trailer headed to her new Excellent cows in their 4th, 5th and 6th lactations to make room for home at Quality. There, things were a little chaotic as the crew was busy the new ones they’re excited about. moving their show string into Orangeville for Autumn Opportunity. One that currently has their hearts is Florbil Doorman Lilly. Her Lilly didn’t have much of a chance to settle in, and before Jeff and Dan story started back in 2016 when Bruce County 4-Her Cole Hollands were even back in Mildmay, they received a text from Ari: What do you 2 PAGE- Mildmay Town Crier, Thursday, November 16, 2017 showed her as a Senior calf. He took her out to 10 shows that year, think about taking her to Orangeville? Before that, it hadn’t really been a LET’S LIGHT UPand MILDMAY THIS YEAR! but because her rear udder had come along so well in and although he did well with her (she was 1st Senior Calf Junior consideration, The Mildmay & District Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a just a few days, they decided it was worth a shot. A day after arriving Champion at Bruce-County), she never really stole the show. She CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CONTEST for the COMMUNITY OF MILDMAY at her new home, Lilly was back on the truck on her way to the show. Residential 1st Gift Basket $100 value; 2nd Gift Basket $50 value did, however, catch a few eyes ringside. At Autumn Opportunity Register by submitting your contact information to the Town Crier, Mildmay Name______________________________ or email thecrier wightman.ca. @ Of course, Jeff and Dan that year, Quality’s Don Schwartz began asking about her. A year Street address_______________________were there to cheer her on. Businesses - 1st - $100 off 2018 Business Assoc. Advertising Package (no registration required for businesses) JUDGING WILL TAKE PLACE ON SAT. NOV. 25

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over 6,000 animals take part in the Fair including horses, cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits and more. There are also displays of vegetables, crops, and so forth, similar to those seen at local Fairs, plus a huge array of other attractions. Dan Bross and Jeff Bross of Florbil Farms Ltd. had a particular interest in the Holstein Show as one of their own bred and raised cows was entered in the Milking Yearling class. One of 29 entries, Florbil Doorman Lilly won 1st place and also won the award for Best Udder and Best Bred & Owned Award in that Class. This is a huge win for the Bross brothers as this award signifies the quality of their herdsmanship and is highly recognized not only in Canada, but around the world. Needless to say, the Bross’ were beaming after their win on Friday, November 10, and certainly had a lot to celebrate…. and “Lilly” was probably smiling too! Lilly is owned by Florbil Farms Ltd.; Quality Holsteins, Vaughan; Agriber Societa Agricola Srl, Italy; Beckridge Holsteins, Keswick; and Oscar Dupasquier, Guelph.

Congratulations to Dan and Jeff on reaching this impressive milestone! Other winners There were a number of other winners from the surrounding area at The Royal. The Junior Heifer Calf 4th place standing went to Sahara Beemer Riot, owned by Patience Holsteins Ltd., Silver Cap and Vogue Cattle Co. In the Junior Yearling Heifer class, 1st and Reserve Junior Championship was won by JM Valley Doorman Lexie, owned by Patience Holsteins, Silver Cap and Vogue Cattle Co. 3rd place in the Senior 3 Year Old class was won by Hicklee Brokaw Gypsy, bred by Hicklee Farms and owned by Quality Holsteins. In the Mature Cow class, Mount Kolb Sanchez Scarlett, owned by Cedarpatch Holsteins , placed 9th. Congratulations to all! The Royal’s Holstein Show attracts cows from across Canada and the USA. There were approximately 380 Holsteins shown at this year’s Royal which is Canada’s National Holstein Show.

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1. The Brosses calve out between 80 to 90 animals a year and sell close to half of those; 2. An article appeared in The Mildmay Town Crier on November 16, 2017, reporting Lilly’s win at the Royal. With a community the size of Mildmay, Dan says they can’t go anywhere in town now without being congratulated or asked about Lilly; 3. Jeff (l) and Dan at the home farm, which was established by Florence and Bill Bross in 1949; 4. The Brosses milk 50 cows in a tie-stall barn; 5. The udder of Florbil Windbrook Lillian, who made 12,055 kilograms of milk in her second lactation; 6. Florbil Doorman Lilly was first Milking Yearling at the Royal last year, as well as Best Bred & Owned in the class. She’s flanked by her owners (l to r) Glen Beckett, Francesco Bertola, Jeff Bross, Eric Dupasquier, Ari Ekstein, Dan Bross and the 4-Her who started her show career, Cole Hollands. PHOTO 6 BY COWSMO.

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While spending time at Quality’s pack, a number of people commented on Lilly and Dan explains how Ari was always quick to mention she was from Florbil and introduce him and Jeff as her breeders. His eyes light up when he describes how the Eksteins’ casual Sunday morning visit to their farm turned into several return visits to Quality, lunch with Paul (“You drive, I’ll buy,” Dan recounts him saying) and some proud photo ops along the way. “It’s amazing how a cow can bring people together,” Dan says. He and Jeff are thrilled with the newly-formed partnership and say Ari does a great job at keeping them well-informed and involved.

The excitement around Lilly has been phenomenal, and Jeff and Dan’s family, friends and community have all been part of it. “When we go into town, we are always getting congratulated and asked by farmers and non-farmers alike, ‘How is Lilly doing?’” Dan says.

A week after her Royal success, Lilly scored VG-89 in her first lactation, making her just one of 90 cows to ever accomplish such a feat. Ari invited all of the partners in for a pizza party and a toast to Lilly, and the Brosses happily made the trip to help celebrate.

Though Florence and Bill are both gone, their legacy lives on through their hardworking sons. It’s no doubt that when Jeff and Dan walk across the stage to receive their Master Breeder Shield, their parents will be right there with them.

The only thing that would make their recent success even sweeter is if their parents were here to share it with them. Their dad passed away in 2001, and though he never showed cattle himself, Jeff and Dan say he was always in the stands, smiling and cheering them on. Their mom passed away on December 11, 2017, shortly after celebrating her 91st birthday with the family. She was always interested in what After a busy few days, Lilly placed third in Orangeville and was was happening at the farm and enjoyed hearing how they did at the best Bred & Owned. Shortly thereafter, three new partners came on shows or with classifications. “How many Excellents did you get?” board: Beckridge, Oscar and Eric Dupasquier and Agriber Societa she would often ask. Agricola SRL. In November, she came to the top of the 29-cowstrong Milking Yearling class at the Royal, a dream come true for She, too, was interested in Lilly and kept up with her right to the end. the Brosses, who were standing at the end of the ring “on pins and A recent newspaper clipping of Lilly’s win at the Royal that hung proudly on the wall at her retirement home is a testament of that. needles” until Ari came over to congratulate them.

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“2017 was a year to remember at Doanlea! We had our first cows go EX-94 and EX-95; Doanlea Amazing Flana was Reserve All-Ontario Longtime Production Cow, and last but not least, we earned a Master Breeder Shield! We are truly honoured to share this privilege.”

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2018 District Farm Tours This year’s tours provided the chance to view some great cows, tour some phenomenal barns, and of course, visit with friends new and old. The Branch would like to extend our appreciation to the 31 host farms for opening their doors with overwhelming hospitality. A lot of work goes into hosting these tours and they would not be possible without our generous hosts!

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Ontario Holstein’s ...what you may have missed THIS YEAR’S AGM TOOK PLACE FROM FEBRUARY 27-28 AT THE FESTIVAL INN IN STRATFORD, ONTARIO. A SMALL YET DEDICATED COMMITTEE FROM THE PERTH COUNTY CLUB (HEADED BY WESTERN FIELD REP ANGELA HOWARD) WAS IN CHARGE OF THE PLANNING, AND PUT TOGETHER A FIRST-CLASS EVENT THAT WAS WELL RECEIVED BY THE OVER 200 MEMBERS AND INDUSTRY ENTHUSIASTS IN ATTENDANCE. HERE’S A QUICK RUNDOWN OF WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

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• Six Perth County breeders opened their doors for tour goers throughout the day on Tuesday. These included Carldot, Elhaven, Downiebrook, Pfister, SkinHeir and Kevcrest. The mild weather was ideal and brought crowds into the 500s. Each farm was impressive in its own right - thank you to the hosts!

• The EastGen Evening of Excellence was the place to be Tuesday night, complete with a wine and cheese reception and dinner. The banquet’s stunning decor and lively hosts set the stage for an unforgettable evening that recognized Ontario’s nine Master Breeders, as well as several other award recipients. • Tuesday evening’s fun auction raised over $10,000 for the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund and included such items as a crokinole board, Holstein Canada metal sign, cheese basket and more.

• On Wednesday morning, Ontario Board President Sandy O’Hara,welcomed everyone in attendance and spoke of some of the changes that have been made at the Branch to reposition it for the future. She was enthusiastic about what the future holds.

It has been a true honour serving as your President this past year. We have a great industry here in Ontario with amazing people – young and old – that have a lot of passion for our beautiful Holstein cow. - Sandy O’Hara

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Thank you to the membership. We exist because you, the members, have trusted us with your hard earned money to provide value and service to farmers across Ontario. Thank you for depending on us, guiding us, and believing in us, as we work to be the best we can possibly be.” - Merina Johnston

• General Manager Merina Johnston thanked the members for their ongoing support. She also thanked Branch staff for their patience and noted that 2017 was a year of changes that will help the Branch move into the future. Merina touched on the importance of staying current and noted the Board is compiling a financial analysis of the organization in order to implement a strategic plan for the future. • Financials were recapped by Vice President Dave Johnston. Overall, the Branch experienced revenues over expenses of $10,315. Accounting for investment income, the net income for the 2017 fiscal year was $29,541. The financial statements were accepted by the membership and BDO was appointed as auditors for 2018. • Holstein Canada President Orville Schmidt and CEO Ann Louise Carson were on hand to bring greetings. • Trillium Mutual of Listowel, Ont. sponsored a lovely lunch.

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• Three Resolutions were carried as follows: (1) All-Ontario rules should be amended to top three placings at a Branch County or Regional show, or top five at Ontario Spring Discovery, Ontario Summer Show, Eastern Ontario Championship Show, Autumn Opportunity or Maxville Spring Show. (2) Holstein Canada and the RAWF Show committee should investigate alternative options to the current show schedule. (3) Holstein Canada should conduct a study of show ages to find the best ages for 2020 and beyond for heifers that best support junior programs and the marketing of fully documented show animals; approach US Holstein with the goal to make the study a North American Holstein initiative; and involve Provincial Holstein Branches in the study.

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• The Ontario Outstanding Dairy Woman Service Award was presented to Barb Fraser. Barb’s family was on hand to see her honoured. • This year’s Heart of the Herd Award was presented to the Kagi family, owners of Redlodge Aeroline Jessie EX-6E-5*. • 2017 Combined Component Production Awards for Highest Fat and Protein Total Kgs. in Ontario were handed out, sponsored by GayLea. • Mike Bechtel, Stefan Weber and Kylene Kidd all gave presentations on their farm operations. Adrian Vander Wielen, who accompanied the group to Madison, presented a short video from Eastern Ontario winner Dwayne Tolhurst and presented the group with plaques. • A gift of appreciation was presented to President Sandy O’Hara for her term serving as President in 2017, along with her husband Dennis, who was also recognized. Hank Hazeleger was also presented with a Past President’s pin.

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2018 Outstanding Service Award “WITH FOUR BUSY CHILDREN, WHO ALL WERE INVOLVED IN THE 4-H PROGRAM, OUR LADY WAS ALWAYS ON HAND TO PUT HALTERS ON, WASH CALVES, OR WORSE YET, WASH THE FILTHY WHITES, AND OFTEN SHE WAS THE IMPROMPTU JUDGE,” KAREN VELTHUIS SAYS OF THIS YEAR’S WINNER, BARB FRASER.

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Once the kids were a bit older, she assumed the role of Dairy Educator, where she impacted the lives of countless students and teachers alike. Tours of school kids, as well as international foreign visitors, were always welcome on the farm! Having a husband who served as President for EBI, Ontario Holstein and Semex meant that someone often stayed behind to keep the home fires burning and look after the kids and cows. Guess who! Fortunately, they were able to make a few business trips as a couple and enjoy their time together. In their spare time, this couple chauffeured the kids to numerous events, and found time to volunteer with Provincial and National Holstein Conventions, the Kemptville College Foundation, the Carleton-Russell Holstein Club, Richmond Fair, the Richmond Curling Club and the United Church, just to name a few. She still curls herself, has helped out with catering and the Little Rocks program at the Curling Club, and is the Choir Director and the “goto gal” at the Church. Despite a huge workload, our honoured couple have made it a priority to attend the Holstein Show at the Royal, as well as the Provincial and National Holstein Conventions, each year. Recently, our leading lady has engineered the sale and transition of the dairy farm to new owners and has also been instrumental in helping her husband rehab and regain his normal livelihood after a serious stroke. Last, but certainly not least, comes family. With four married children, who have been - or still are - dairy farmers, there are 13 adorable grandkids, all of who are the apples of Gramma’s eye. Watching them grow and show their calves has become a very enjoyable pastime! Without any further ado, please welcome an incredible lady whom I have known and admired all my life, Barb Fraser! www.ontario.holstein.ca


“Thank-you Bert” your dairy legacy will live on...

Teacher, mentor, leader, friend and coach are a few words to describe Bert Stewart’s character, particularly when it came to youth activities. Bert was instrumental in the initiation of the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund in 1994 and was a Trustee until his passing. His passion, guidance, knowledge and experience will be treasured and remembered always. His legacy in our industry will live on in the youth programs and the dairy cow that he loved so much.

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The Master Breeder Shield is the most coveted award presented annually by Holstein Canada. This year, 20 breeders from across Canada were designated with the honour, with nine of them coming from Ontario. Congratulations to the 2017 honourees!

CAVANALECK - Three-time Master Breeders George and Jim Thompson, along with Jim’s son, Nathan, milk 80 cows in a tie-stall barn in Belmont, Ontario. They work 615 acres of hay, corn, cranberry beans, peas, and winter wheat and barley, selling off whatever they don’t use to feed their herd of exceptional cows. The family is proud of their cows, especially those that have gone on to do well for others. Their advice to young breeders starting out is to be patient! Know what your goals are, stay focused on them, and you will reach them. They’d like to thank their families, especially their wives (George’s wife, Rhonda; Jim’s wife, Laurie; and Nathan’s wife, Kristen), who don’t always get the credit they deserve. Achievements like this would not be possible without their unwavering support.

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DARWELL - For Les and Darlene Sharpe of Orton, Ontario, becoming Master Breeders means gaining recognition for the passion, hard work and dedication they have poured into their operation since the start. Darlene began percentage recording her family’s grade herd of cattle in 1998. From these animals, she started building her own herd, forming the foundation of their herd today. Les and Darlene currently milk 40 registered Holsteins in a tie-stall barn they built in 2013 and crop 250 acres of hay, corn silage, oats, peas, barley and soybeans. They wish to thank the Thompsons of Elmlawn Farms, who allowed them to rent their barn early on and were always there to provide assistance when needed; Doug Gregson, who often pushed Darlene and taught her what to look for in a quality animal; and their families for helping to make this all possible.

DOANLEA - For the Doan family of Norwich, Ontario, earning a Master Breeder shield brings recognition for years of hard work, and provides validation for the breeding choices they’ve made. Brothers John and Fraser Doan, and their father, Donald, milk 140 cows in two tie-stall facilities. The main farm consists of 95 tie stalls and also houses their calving and heifer facilities. An additional 45 tie stalls and four box stalls are located at another site. A total of 1,130 acres of land (880 owned) is cropped. The Doans are proud of the fact that in the last 20 years, they’ve been able to grow their herd from 50 to 150 cows with their own genetics, without having to sacrifice type or production to get there. John and Fraser attribute their success to their families, and credit their parents, Donald and Catherine, for teaching them the importance of responsibility, strong work ethic, and pride in a job well-done. www.ontario.holstein.ca


FLORBIL - Brothers Jeff and Dan Bross are honoured to be receiving their second shield. At Florbil Farms Ltd. in Mildmay, Ontario, they milk 50 cows in a tie-stall barn and crop a total of 300 acres of hay, barley and corn. They have a passion for good cows and that shows in just the few that were influential in attaining this shield. Jeff and Dan not only enjoy watching cows develop in their own barn; their greatest sense of pride is having them go on to do well for others. They calve out between 80 and 90 calves each year and sell between 30 and 40 cows, some into their 4th, 5th and even 6th lactations. Their advice to others is to take advantage of classifications and DHI tests. The Brosses have always paid close attention during classifications and use the information gained to monitor herd trends and improve lowerscoring traits in the future.

OOSTVIEW - For Hugh Van Oostveen of Oostview Farms, receiving news of his Master Breeder win was quite an emotional day. Oostview Farms was started by his parents, Kryn and Wilhemina, who both came to Canada with their respective families after the Second World War. After marrying in 1964, they purchased the farm in Lakeside, Ontario and began farming there, eventually raising a family of four. With help from various family members (including his 81-yearold father) and hired help, Hugh milks 150 cows in a free-stall barn with two robots and crops 452 acres of corn, hay and soy. Hugh’s advice to young breeders is to be as observant as you can. Visit other farms and ask yourself, “What can we do better?”, “What are the best farms doing?” There is always something that can be improved upon. www.ontario.holstein.ca

KRUL - For John and Diana Krul, their son, Jeff, and his wife, Elissa, receiving their first Master Breeder shield brings recognition for years of hard work, building their homebred herd from the ground up. The Kruls milk 125 cows in Arthur, Ontario, in a free-stall barn they built in 2017. They crop 500 acres of alfalfa, corn, soybeans and winter wheat. The family has always taken pride in breeding balanced cows that deliver in the areas of production, type and longevity. They wish to thank their fellow breeders who have been so willing to share information and exchange ideas over the years. They are also grateful for the support of their entire family, all of who have played an important role. Jeff and Elissa are running the farm now and it is rewarding to see them and their children carrying on the farm that was started by Jeff’s grandparents, who came from Holland almost 60 years ago.

LOYALYN - Rob and Alice Bumstead of Owen Sound, Ontario, are both thrilled and honoured to receive their first Master Breeder shield! Years of getting up every morning with their sights set on making things better have paid off for Rob, Alice and daughter Cynthia, and they couldn’t be more grateful for the plans and people they’ve worked with who have contributed to their success. The family milks 42 cows in a tie-stall barn and crop 200 acres of workable land. They also run a backgrounding beef operation. The Bumsteads would like to thank their parents for instilling a strong work ethic, being an encouraging voice and providing them with the opportunity to farm. Their advice to fellow dairy breeders is to treat people with dignity and respect, have a plan, and be passionate about what you’re doing - and don’t forget to have fun along the way.

RICKEEN - For the Shantz family of Wallenstein, Ontario, receiving a Master Breeder shield is a lifelong dream come true! Rick, Doreen and their son, Brett, all play an important role at Rickeen and in the achievement of this shield. Rick manages the 115-cow milking herd in the Shantzes’ sand-bedded robotic barn that features perimeter feeding while Doreen takes care of the calves and bookkeeping. Brett is in charge of all the feeding and manages the heifers. Together they crop 310 acres. Everyone works for the success of the dairy. Rick and Doreen stress that winning a Master Breeder shield is about more than just them; it’s about getting good people around you. A well-known 4-H leader in their area, John Drummond, fueled Rick’s passion for Holstein Genetics in the early years. More recently, close family friend and dairyman, Brian Jantzi of Nithside Farms, has also been influential.

SPENCROFT - The Spence family considers this – their second shield – the cherry on top of a career of breeding high type and production cows with longevity. Roger and Janice Spence and their children, Michelle, Allison, Emily and Robert, milk 80 cows in a robotic free-stall barn in Elmvale, Ontario. With help from two brothers and a nephew, they crop 3,000 acres. They consider themselves lucky to have two of their children (Allison as parttime help and Robert as full-time) working with them on the farm, and the others helping when they can. Roger is grateful for the opportunity he and Janice were given to farm and knows that without his parents’ support, they would have never been able to venture into breeding good Holstein cattle. The Spences also wish to thank their good neighbours and Holstein friends for their advice and support over the years. the

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The Dairy Youth Award (originally named the Distinguished Achievement Award) was started in 1980 by the Ontario Holstein Spring Show Committee. Back then, the Spring Show Committee sold semen lottery tickets as fundraising for the show, and by 1980, they had amassed a surplus of $10,000, which was held in an account designated for Ontario’s Dairy Youth. With an interest rate at the time of 17.75%, they decided, in conjunction with the Ontario Extension Committee, that the time was right to use the funds in a meaningful way. And so, the Distinguished Achievement Award was born. Since its inception, the program has recognized young people (ages 25-35) who are actively involved in the operation of a dairy farm, have shown leadership abilities and have made a contribution to their community and their breed. In 1980, the first group of four winners - one from each district in Ontario traveled to Madison, WI, to take in World Dairy Expo and visit some well-known American dairy farms along the way. As part of an ongoing “Where are they now?” section in The Link, we’ll be taking a look back at past winners to answer that very question. Thirty-eight years worth of trips provides a lot of material to draw from so we’ve broken it into four-year timeframes and selected one winner from each district from that period. We hope you enjoy this “blast from the past” and encourage anyone who is considering applying for the award to do so. As you’ll read here, it really is the trip of a lifetime!

CATCHING UP WITH OUR PAST WINNERS FROM 1980 - 1983: 1980

l to r: Dave Loewith (runs Summitholm Farms in Lynden); Robbie MacDonald (runs Kirklea Farms in Dalkeith), Doug Wilson (operated Resons Farm in Epsom, deceased), Gerry Nelson (former EastCentral Holstein Rep, deceased), David Start (cash cropping outside of Woodstock).

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l to r: Joe Snyder (former Ontario Holstein Branch GM, deceased), Ed Hunt (retired from dairy farming, runs a beef operation in Tweed), Gerry Nelson (former East-Central Holstein Rep, deceased), Barry Boothe (Past President of EBI, owns Balsamlane Farms Ltd. in Russell), R. Grant Smith (former Eastern Holstein Rep, deceased), Jim Parke (Director of Finance & Operations at Ridley College in St. Catherines), Don Risebrough (former West-Central Holstein Rep, deceased), Glen McNeil (partner at Heather Holme Holsteins in Goderich), Gordon Bell (former Western Holstein Rep, deceased).

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l to r: Brian Coughlin (former Holstein Canada Classifier, later headed up Foundation Sires), Lloyd Orser (runs Orserdale Farms in Sydenham), Daniel Laemmler (moved from East-Central Ontario to Woodstock, now runs Master Breeder herd Lemlar Farms Ltd. there), Stuart Gregson (retired) and R. Grant Smith (former Eastern Holstein Rep, deceased).

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EH: While touring successful farms with high quality genetics, it was very rewarding to connect with the owners to seek their guidance on all aspects of their farm management program. Along with studying bloodlines, we discussed housing systems, nutrition and cropping issues, all necessary components of any successful dairy operation. As embryo transfer technology was still in its earliest stages, we witnessed first-hand the tremendous potential it offered to fast-track genetic improvement, something that I adopted shortly after in my own herd. Huntshaven Doll R EX-12YR was the first cow I ever did ET work with at home, and the highest contributor to the Master Breeder shield we earned in 2005.

What are some of your fondest memories RM: I developed an interest to breed a better cow and learned it will from the trip? take time to do so. I also realized the parameters you use to measure Glen McNeil (GM): Meeting and travelling with three like-minded, young keeners who became lifelong friends as our paths through life continually intertwined. Jim Parke (JP): One highlight was our stop at Green Meadow Farms in Michigan. I was impressed with their dual focus on large scale commercial milk production as well as high calibre Holstein breeding stock. The size of the Green Meadow herd in 1981 was far larger than any herd in Ontario. The size and scale of the World Dairy Expo was memorable with respect to the number of breeds, animals exhibited and commercial exhibits. Canadian Holsteins were well represented and Hanover Hill Holsteins had the Supreme Champion.

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What are you up to these days? GM: In 2013 we completed a Succession Plan to bring our son Curtis into the business as an equal partner with Vanda and me. We built a 100 sand-bedded free-stall, Double 10 Herringbone milking parlour dairy facility that we moved into March 23, 2017. The cows really enjoy it and we do too! I am a Municipal Councillor on ACW, on the Board of Directors of the Goderich Hospital Hospital, Chair of our Huron County Dairy Producer Committee and enjoy Standardbred horse racing.

Ed Hunt (EH): My fondest memories include the holiday aspect of the trip and meeting the other candidates that went in 1981: Barry Boothe, Jim Parks, Glen McNeil and chaperon Gordon Bell. Travelling and living as a group we developed a strong camaraderie with each other, which was especially easy because we were from similar backgrounds and shared common interests and ambitions. Of course, witnessing World Dairy Expo itself, with all its splendor of class after class of North America’s finest dairy animals, was a privilege.

JP: By the late 1980s, Allan assumed responsibility for the farm operations and I pursued a Master of Business Administration degree at McMaster University, graduating in 1992. I’ve held a number of positions since then, including Chartered Accountant for Ernst & Young and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) roles in the environmental and engineering sectors. I also served on the Board of Governors of Hillfield Strathallan College, and since 2011, I have been the Director of Finance & Operations at Ridley College, an independent school in Robbie MacDonald (RM): I went in 1980 just to see the show cows St. Catharines. of that era. They were in a league I wasn’t used to! In a farm boxstall Early on in my career, I thought that I would still be involved in we saw Gene Acres Felicia May Fury, which was a highlight. the farm in my “spare time.” However, I quickly became aware of Travelling with the rest of the gang for a week allowed a lot of time the reality that to succeed in other career paths, one must be fully to cover a lot of different topics relating to Holsteins and farming engaged. (remember - there were no cell phones in that time!) EH: These days, I’m kept busy by my five children and 10 grandchildren. My wife Bridget and I enjoy supporting them and cheering them on at What are some things you took from your local sporting events throughout the year. On a personal level, I enjoy organizing an annual hockey tournament in Tweed called “Family trip and implemented at home? Feud”. It started 34 years ago with just six teams of family members GM: The value and fun of making great friends for life who will competing; this year’s tournament had 18 teams made up now of always be there for you. Through life I have constantly asked for second and third generation family members of the original players! advice by consulting with successful individuals in a given area of It’s very rewarding, and each year, we donate the proceeds to our local expertise. I also learned how to care for and elevate our husbandry to community. the highest level possible caring for our cattle. RM: A lot of water has gone under the bridge since I went on the trip JP: My experience further strengthened my passion for breeding and 38 years ago. I’m still milking cows (45). Since then, I got married, exhibiting Holsteins. I became more involved with the Haldimand have two children (a daughter who works in dairy nutrition and a Holstein Club, was appointed a director of Western Ontario Breeders son who is a heavy equipment mechanic). I received a Master Breeder Inc. and was recognized as an Official Judge by Holstein Canada. Shield in 1996 and had some fun along the way. My younger brother Allan graduated from the University of Guelph in 1981 and joined the family farm operation that was started by my father, Lorne. We expanded the dairy herd, acquired additional farms and rolled the assets into Parklea Farms Limited.

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How are you involved in the industry today? GM: I am still active in a support role in our family business. Curtis is taking the lead as it should be and is doing a great job with our herd and business. Vanda and I are enjoying our industry friends, family and grandchildren! JP: I’m now in a role in the education sector, where we endeavour to inspire young people to explore opportunities. I believe that the agricultural industry will have a multitude of opportunities in the upcoming years for those who are willing to embrace change and seize the moment. EH: Over the years I have enjoyed serving on a number of agricultural boards and committees, including East-Central Ontario Holstein Council, Eastern Breeders Holstein Rep., Hastings County Holstein Rep., 4-H Dairy Club Leader and the Tweed Agricultural Society. I also served as a Show Ethics Steward for three years at the Royal Winter fair. I am no longer involved in the industry per se, but I still attend cattle shows, twilight meetings and farm tours when time permits. RM: The farm still shows Holsteins at all levels, but we always support the county show first.I am reducing the time spent on agriculture committees and 4-H to allow for some nap time! I remain involved in the local Agriculture Wall of Fame to help recognize contributions of others to our county agricultural scene.

What are your plans for the future? GM: Our plan is to continue to provide support to our business as required and to enjoy our family and friends as much and often as we can. You never want to get into the train station, just enjoy the ride. It is all about the memories! JP: The Parklea Farms Dispersal sale was held in October of 2017. I have many fond memories of our Holstein experiences over the years - our first Excellent cow, Parklea Sheik Ava, showing cattle at the Hadimand Holstein Show, the West Central Championship Show at Erin, the Royal, etc. I had the privilege of meeting and working with some great mentors like Joe Snyder, Bill Dobbin, Earl Osborne, Jack Gillespie, Don Risebrough to name a few. Seizing an opportunity requires a step outside of one’s comfort zone. In 1981, Allan and I bought our first farm from a neighbour, Mrs. Janet Moore. She provided us with some words of wisdom that have stood the test of time: “Nothing ventured - nothing gained.” EH: I am currently retired from the dairy business (our Huntshaven herd was dispersed on November 30, 2011) but I now have a 40-head Angus-Simmental cross beef herd. Most importantly, I have more time to enjoy family activities as we steer toward retirement. RM: We are working on a succession plan to allow our daughter and her fiancé to milk cows and continue to breed good Holsteins.

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ONTARIO MENNONITE RELIEF SALE FEB. 16, 2018, CARSON’S SALES ARENA, LISTOWEL

TOP SELLERS FRADON REDLINER JITTERBUG ................................$4,500 Donated by: Headliner Associates; Purchased by: Sequin Farms Ltd., London BOSDALE CONTROL CINDERELLA ............................$3,500 Donated by: Grand Valley Fortifiers; Purchased by: Trinal Holsteins, Teeswater WHITNELL ROSANNA RAE .............................................$3,500 Donated by: Howard Augustine; Purchased by: Jack Kappers, Moorefield HIDDENSPRINGS EPIC MAVERICK ............................$3,300 Donated by: Glic Seeds; Purchased by: Phil Bauman, Drayton 99 HEIFER LOT AVERAGE .....................................$1,700

QUALITY HOLSTEINS TAG SALE MAR. 10, 2018, QUALITY HOLSTEINS, VAUGHAN

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QUALITY AVALANCHE GEM .......................................$13,000 Purchased by: Oakfield Corners, NY QUALITY ATWOOD LEXUS .............................................$7,500 Purchased by: Misty Glen Holsteins, Belmont 6 HEAD AVERAGE ...................................................$8,200

KINGSWAY FARMS TAG SALE MAR. 14-16, 2018, KINGSWAY FARMS, HASTINGS

TOP SELLERS KINGSWAY GOLD CHIP ARABELLA ......................$20,600 Purchased by: Sagerbrae & Hidden Creek MILK SOURCE DEFIANT TAKOTA ..........................$20,500 Purchased by: Gerardo Gonzalez & Select Farm and Export KINGSWAY DOORMAN AMUSE ................................ $20,000 Purchased by: Straitside & Kingsway 40 HEAD AVERAGE ................................................. $8,475

UPCOMING SALES • April 18 - Taste of Ontario Sale, Cranston Farms, Ancaster • April 20-22 - Swing into Spring Tag Sale, Drentex Jerseys, Russell

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Western Ontario August 1 August 10 August 22 August 23 August 28 September 14

Middlesex - Kevin McGriskin Open to Huron, Essex-Kent Elgin - Josh McKay Closed Lambton - Brent Howe Closed Oxford - Gary Jebson Closed Bruce-Grey - Jeff Stephens Open to Huron Perth-Waterloo - Glenn Barkey Closed

West-Central Ontario August 22 August 30 August 31 September 14 October 2

Niagara - Jason French Closed Brant-Wentworth - Jon Kingdon Open to all counties in Ontario Dufferin-Wellington - Stephanie Murphy Open to York, Halton, Peel, Simcoe, Perth, Grey, Waterloo, Wentworth, Huron Halton-Peel Heifer Show - TBD Open to all counties in Ontario Haldimand-Norfolk - Josh McKay Closed

East-Central Ontario August 4 August 10 August 11 August 23 August 31 September 3 September 6 September 7 September 22 October 4

Lennox & Addington - TBD Open to all counties in Ontario Northumberland - Glenn Barkey Open to all counties in Ontario Peterborough (Ex)- TBD Open to all counties in Ontario Simcoe - Barclay Phoenix Closed Hastings (Quinte) - TBD Open to all counties in Ontario Ontario - Kevin McGriskin Closed Durham - Matt Yates Closed Prince Edward - TBD Closed Victoria (Lindsay Ex) - Nathan Thompson Open to all counties in Ontario York Region Heifer Show - TBD Open to all counties in Ontario

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Judging Update Ontario’s Judges Program is a comprehensive program encompassing all areas of dairy cattle evaluation and providing opportunities for training and advancement in the world of judging. Evaluating dairy cattle is a skill beneficial both in and outside of the show ring, as it provides the opportunity to analyze and understand areas of improvement for the benefit of the breed and the bottom line. A comprehensive Judging Program also ensures that judges of all levels and future potential judges have the tools required for all opportunities, from Breeders’ Cups, to 4-H shows, to Regional Shows and beyond. Thanks to the support of the Ontario Judges Committee, made up of volunteer, senior Judges from across Ontario’s four districts, who were instrumental in the events detailed here.

JUDGES’ WORKSHOPS Two events took place this year, one in Selby on February 20, moderated by Glenn Barkey; and one in Brantford on February 22, moderated by Glen McNeil. They provided in-class, interactive learning to judges at all levels, including future judges not yet on the list. Topics included:

✔ JUDGING SHOWMANSHIP A comprehensive breakdown of reason-giving for showmanship classes and a discussion around appropriate procedures during the class to ensure flow and consistency at all points. (Presented in Selby by John Werry and Stephanie Murphy and in Brantford by Jeff Stephens and Mike West.)

✔ CLASSIFICATION & JUDGING

The Judging School for Western Ontario, West-Central and East-Central took place on March 10 at Quality Holsteins. PHOTOS SUBMITTED.

2018 JUDGING SCHOOLS The first of two Judging Schools took place on Saturday, March 10 at Quality Holsteins in Vaughan, Ont., with 119 judging participants and approximately 140 attendees in total. A second is scheduled for July 11 (see details below). Judging Schools feature hands-on learning for 4-H members, individuals in the Judges Entrants Program and judges of all official levels. The Judging School held at Quality had six classes in total, made up of three cow classes and three heifer classes, including one Jersey heifer class. The quality of animals was exceptional, ensuring even the most seasoned judge could benefit from the event. This event offered the opportunity for judges to practise giving reasons, as well as fostered discussion on placings and specific traits. Scores will be calculated for all participants, with scores being used by the Judges Committee in confirming the Official Judges List. Thank you to Quality Holsteins for offering their farm and supplying all the Holsteins used in the event, and to Glenholme Jerseys, Rexlea Jerseys and Aland Jerseys for providing Jerseys. Thank you to EastGen and Ontario Joint Dairy Breeds for their sponsorship. Thank you also to York County for hosting the event and to all of our volunteers and leadspeople who made it a success.

Upcoming Judging Events: June 9 - Showmanship Judging Clinic, Peterborough County • July 11 - Judging School, Cherry Crest Holsteins, Martintown •

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A demonstration on the connections between the classification scorecard and the judging scorecard, providing the opportunity for discussion around trends in judging such as size and stature of heifers, rump inconsistencies, and the importance of feet and legs and proper traveling. (Presented by Carolin Turner, National Coordinator, Holstein Canada, with the addition of Brian Carscadden at the Brantford event.)

✔ CHAMPION SELECTION Using live examples, this presentation focused on the process and reasoning behind a championship line-up; touching on animal rights related points such as ‘slapping’ the champion cow and over-uddering. (Presented in Selby by Mike Farlinger and Brian Carscadden in Brantford.)

✔ JUDGING BREEDERS’ CUPS This panel style discussion focused on the process of judging Breeders’ Cups and aimed to offer ideas and suggestions on how to handle the unique challenge of judging these barnbased, multiple location events. Selby panel: Lorne Briscoe, John DeVries, Morgon McMillan, Matt Yates. Brantford panel: Dave Johnston, Devin O’Hara, Andrew Den Haan, Adam Zehr.

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Alex Dolson: Living the Dream ALMOST FOUR YEARS AGO, ALEX DOLSON SET A GOAL TO PURSUE HIS BACHELOR OF COMMERCE IN AGRICULTURE BUSINESS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH. LITTLE DID HE KNOW THAT WITH DETERMINATION, AMBITION AND A PASSION FOR DAIRY FARMING, HE WOULD ACHIEVE MORE IN THAT TIME THAN HE COULD EVER HAVE IMAGINED.

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Just outside of Guelph on Highway 124, you will find a tree-lined driveway leading up to a wooden barn known as Dolafton Farms. The tie-stall facility, with room for 30, is home to a group of deeppedigreed Holsteins exhibiting impressive mammary systems. Matching his father’s and grandfather’s passion for the Holstein breed, Alex’s interest in cows began at a young age when they would take him out to the barn to milk the herd that is now classified 9 EX, 12 VG and the remainder GP. Uniquely, each generation of the Dolson family registers under their own individual prefix. His grandfather, Howard Dolson, used to farm in Caledon under the prefix Walnutacres; his father is currently classified under Dolafton, and Alex created his own prefix, Dream Maker, when he was 13 years old. “My grandpa always saw value in forming our own prefixes to develop our own brand and reputation,” Alex says. “I chose ‘Dream Maker’ because my mom always joked that dairy farming was a dream as it’s costly to work with exceptional cattle.” That being said, Alex’s mom, Alex and Angela at the farm with their daughter, Stephanie. PHOTO SUBMITTED. Dawn, was always extremely positive and supportive of his dream as a fresh 2-year-old from Angela’s she knew it was what he wanted to do. favourite cow family, which she When purchasing animals, Alex appreciates those with deep pedigrees, had worked with growing up. Since consistent production and high type. He thrives on animals that have then, Milkyway has classified VGthe potential to do well in the show ring, and possess good udders and 87-2YR and won the first lactation great feet and legs. He also has a soft spot for red and white Holsteins. class in Wellington County’s Currently, the herd has a total of 20 red animals, including nine that notoriously competitive Breeders’ are in milking form. Cup competition. “We appreciate milking good cows no matter what their colour is,” Today, Alex farms full-time at home, Alex says. “However, we find that breeding a red one helps differentiate after some encouragement from our genetics from others available in the marketplace and gives us a his dad to fast-track his degree. In Alex with Milestone Mallard Milkyway VGniche market to fill. This helps us make a return on investment when the next few years Alex hopes to 87-2YR, celebrating her win in Wellington’s purchasing cows.” invest in good cow families that he Breeders’ Cup. PHOTO SUBMITTED. Alex recognizes that it is important to understand the fundamentals of admires, such as Jacobs Gold Liann. business to dairy farm, which is why he decided to pursue a Bachelor Lucky for him, he will have the opportunity to visit family members of Commerce in Agriculture Business at the University of Guelph. of this extremely balanced, impressive cow at the National Holstein Although the University is a short 15 minute drive from home, Alex Convention farm tours as he was chosen to represent Ontario at this decided to live on campus his first year to gain the true “university year’s Young Leaders Convention in Quebec. experience.” Little did he know, it was a decision that would change “I am looking forward to meeting new people from all across Canada the rest of his life. at the convention this year,” says Alex. “However, I am most excited In his first semester at Guelph, Alex met a girl who lived down the for the tours; I can’t wait to see great cows!” hall who also happened to be a dairy farmer. Her name was Angela Pfaeffli. Fast forward three years, and they are now married with their In the future, Alex looks forward to breeding off his family’s foundation herd along with other great cow families in a robot facility. first child, Stephanie, who was born in November. His ultimate dream is to earn a prestigious Master Breeder Shield. When Alex and Angela got married last fall, they received a dairy farmer’s dream as a wedding gift from Angela’s parents, Walter and Thanks to Alex’s passion and love for the dairy industry, it is inevitable Barbara Pfaeffli who run Milestone Farms in Palmerston. To their that the vision he has for “Dream Maker” is sure to become a reality surprise, Alex and Angela were given Milestone Mallard Milkyway, in the years ahead.

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DON’T MISS OUT! a show of its own!! Junior All-Ontario

Junior All-Ontario Show 2018

AUG. 17 & 18 • WOODSTOCK FAIRGROUNDS • OPEN TO AGES 15 - 25 The Ontario Holstein Branch is pleased to announce its second annual standalone Junior All-Ontario Show taking place August 17 and 18 at the Woodstock Fairgrounds! The goal of this show is to build on the existing Junior All-Ontario program established in 2015 and to provide additional recognition and exposure for young, keen breeders! Items to note for the 2018 show: • Participants must be 15 to 25 years of age as of January 1 of the show year. • T he Junior will be a member of Holstein Canada through the Junior Membership or Regular Membership program. • P articipants can take out a new prefix or transfer an animal into their own personal name under the home prefix. Animals may also be jointly owned with the participant’s parents or another junior member. The Junior must enter the animal online by June 30 at www.ontario.holstein.ca. • J unior All-Ontario classes will once again be included in this year’s All-Ontario competition! For further information, contact Angela Howard (519) 535-7769. www.ontario.holstein.ca

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HOLYWELL SHADOW SHIVER EX 92 Clearview Farm, Clarence Creek

CATTS CONTROL ALEA EX 91 Catt Holsteins Inc, Earlton

GORWEIR WINDBRROK LILLY EX 91 Gorweir Holsteins, Guelph

HOLZER ROSIER SHADOW EX 92 Bushy View, Lakeside

CEDARBROOK EMBASSY ROSE E X 91 Cedarbrook Holsteins, Elmira

DANDYLAND LAUTHORITY ASHA EX 93 Dandyland Farm, Schomberg

JAMESTON WINDBROOK JACQUELINE EX 92 James F. Johnston, New Dundee

CHALAMAR ATTWOOD JORDYN EX 91 Diane & Dean Mckee, Kincardine

GOULDHAVEN RAINY AUGUSTA EX 91 GOULDHAVEN SWEENVIEW LIBERTY EX 91 Gouldhaven Farms, Foresters Falls

DELCREEK EAR MUFF EX 93 Peter Rylaarsdam, Winchester

JOALFARMS G W ATWOOD PLAYFULL EX 92 Allan & Lorne Vis, Murillo

CHRISLAND WINDBROOK LILA EX 91 W. Peter Christie, Caledon

FLORBIL LAUTHORITY SUE EX 93 FLORBIL WINDBROOK LILLIAN EX 93 Florbil Farms Ltd, Mildmay

KILLCROFT LAUTHORITY LOTTIE DA EX 92 Killcroft Holsteins, Tavistock

CHRISTHILL AFTERSHOCK DEANN E X 91 CHRISTHILL DEMPSEY ALLIE EX 91 Christhill Farms, Tara

BECKRIDGE ATWOOD LESLIE E X 93 BECKRIDGE ATWOOD LORELEI EX 93 Beckridge Holsteins, Keswick

HOLZER MAGICAL ATWOOD EX 93 Bushy View, Lakeside KIDDCREST MAYBE DUDE EX 93 Kidd Crest Farms, New Liskeard MAPLEKAY STJH ALLURE EX 93 Breamont Holsteins, Tavistock MS DANA EPIC DOT-ET EX 93 Breeze Hill Holsteins, Winchester Raymond J. Smygwaty, Russell RAELAND WINDBROOK CASSIE EX 93 Erieview Farms Limited, Selkirk

MARIEJADINE WINDBROOK CAMILIA EX 92 Philippe & Laurence Gutknecht, Newington MARTROCK LAUTHORITY FREAKY EX 92 Richard W. Martin, Teeswater MS LICORICE UNO LIBERTY-ET EX 92 Liberty Genetics, Kemptville RICHARDO GOLDWYN DAWNTEA EX 92 Hodglynn Holsteins, Kincardine Norwell Holsteins, Chesley Richard P. Kuntz, Mildmay

HAELZLE SYMPATICO CHERRY EX 91 Hells-Lea Farms Ltd, Mildmay HANALEE SUDAN CLARITY EX 91 Hank & Nancy-Lee Hazeleger, Embro

CNOSSEN WINDBROOK MARLOOS EX 91 Cnossen Holsteins, Elora

HARMONY VIEW BAILEY EX 91 Harmony View Farms, Winchester

CORDER MAPLE ABSOLUTE MEL RED EX 91 Corder Maple Holsteins, Mount Forest

HAVENVALLEY SHADOW BALLON E X 91 Havenvalley Holsteins, Wallenstein

CRESTLEA JASPER EMILY EX 91 Rick Shaw, Metcalfe

HAWS DEMPSEY RHYME EX 91 Brookturn Holsteins, St. Anns

DARCROFT SHOTTLE MISSOURI EX 91 Darcroft Farms Ltd, Embro

HAZELCREST FEVER ELVIRA EX 91 Hazelcrest Holsteins, Embro Hazelview Holsteins, Guelph

DARWELL WINDBROOK CHRISTIE EX 91 Les & Darlene Sharpe, Orton

HEIDEHAVEN CHELIOS MONTE CARLO EX 91 Temming Farms Ltd, Stratford

ROCKYRAPIDS INFINITI SHADOW E X 92 Rockyrapids Holsteins, Almonte

DELCREEK DUDDY EX 91 DELCREEK FATAL ADDICTION EX 91 Peter Rylaarsdam, Winchester

SEELBY LAUTHORITY LANIE EX 92 Seelby Holsteins Ltd, Seeleys Bay

DIAMONDVIEW ROSEY EX 91 Diamond View Farm, Kinburn

HOARD BOLTON CASSIE EX 91 Janeric Farms Ltd. Golspie, Woodstock

SILVEROAK DEMPSEY PLATINUM E X 92 Silveroak Farm Ltd, North Lancaster

DIEMERTDALE LEADING E SALLY E X 91 Diemertdale Acres Ltd, Ayton

SMITHDEN MURAL AXELLE EX 92 Smithden Holsteins Inc, Woodstock

DONILYN BONANZA EMMONTAL E X 91 Donilyn Farms, Chesterville

HODGLYNN BRAXTON REESE EX 91 Breamont Holsteins, Tavistock Frankhaven Holsteins, Woodstock

STANHOW LAUTHORITY DREAM EX 92 Rickhaven Holsteins, Drayton

DOUANNE WINDBROOK FLORIDA EX 91 Douanne Holsteins, Gowanstown

STARBRITE AFTERSHOCK BAILEY EX 92 Starbrite Holsteins, Mildmay

DOUBLERIDGE STANLEYCUP NINA E X 91 Doubleridge Holsteins, New Liskeard

TROITREFLES WINDBROOK SAPIN E X 92 Ferme Troitrefles Inc, Embrun

DOUGFORD WINDBROOK NANCY EX 91 Ralph Rutherford, Selkirk

BREEZE HILL WINDBROOK SHEENA EX 92 Edgar B. Martin, St. Clements

WENALLT ATWOOD THEA E X 92 Wenallt Holsteins Inc, Crysler

DOWNIEBROOK LEITA FEVER EX 91 Downiebrook Farms Ltd, St. Pauls

CHAKELBURG WINDBROOK TEETH EX 92 Chakelburg Holsteins, Mildmay

ABBYLAYNE WINDBROOK NADIA EX 91 Albert Fledderus, Lowbanks

DUBEAU BROKAW VOODOO CHILD EX 91 Velthuis Farms Ltd, Osgoode

CHRISTHILL SHADOW LUCILLE EX 92 Christhill Farms, Tara

ANNALEA SEAVER LIZA EX 91 Schuler Farms, Chesterville

EBYBROOK SAUDERHOLME LEXPLODE EX 91 Murrel & Martha Sauder, Wallenstein

CLAYNOOK DESTINY DAY EX 92 Claynook Farms Ltd, New Hamburg

ARDROSS WINDBROOK BANNER EX 91 Ardross Holsteins, Caledonia

EDG LILLICO MASC 2229- ET EX 91 Bobasyl Farm, Winchester

DANKIM SHOT FANCY EX 92 Dankim Holsteins, Gowanstown

ARMDALE BIPPI BERTA EX 91 Armdale Holsteins, Millbrook

ELANDEE DEMPSEY JEWEL E X 91 Elandee Holsteins, Mildmay

DON-MAIR AFTERSHOCK DEEDEE EX 92 Don-Mair Farms, Mt. Hope

BEAVER RAY WINDBROOK MANDARIE EX 91 Remi Leroux, Ste. Anne De Prescott

ENNVIEW SAMUELO QUEENIE E X 91 Toprock Farms Ltd, Perth

ELANDEE BALTIMOR NINJA EX 92 Elandee Holsteins, Mildmay

BELFONTAINE GOLDWYN DALLAS EX 91 Velthuis Farms Ltd, Osgoode

ERBCREST SYMPATICO RHODA E X 91 Erbcrest Farm, Milverton

FLORBIL WINDBROOK PRINCESS EX 92 Florbil Farms Ltd, Mildmay

BELMORAL LAUTHORITY IZZY EX 91 Belmoral Farms Ltd, Teeswater

EVERLANE DREAMER YVONNE E X 91 Paul M. & Shirley Martin, Elmira

FRAELAND AFTER HOURS EX 92 Fraeland Farms, Fergus

BERGVALE 655 JORDAN EX 91 Bergvale Acres Ltd, St. George

FIELDHOUSE WINDBROOK WIZARDLOU EX 91 Fieldhouse Farms, Ariss

GLENBERT BUTZE NUTELLA E X 92 Glenbert Holsteins, Embro

BIRDCREST LAVANGUARD STARLA EX 91 Charles Bird, Rockwood

HARMONY VIEW ALLY EX 92 Harmony View Farms, Winchester

BIRDOLM MCCUTCHEN DARBY E X 91 Birdolm Holsteins, Rockwood George Wood, Caledon Ronald Bird, Staffa

FRADON W HAMMER PEBBLES EX 91 Bruce Witmer, Woodstock Steven Witmer, Woodstock

WAYHOLME REGINALD PETUNIA EX 93 Glenbert Holsteins, Embro Marthaven Holsteins, Woodstock BECKRIDGE ATWOOD LACEY EX 92 Beckridge Holsteins, Keswick BELMORAL SANCHEZ NOOKY EX 92 Belmoral Farms Ltd, Teeswater BOFRAN BREWMASTER FRIMA EX 92 Mapel Wood Farms, Jerseyville BOSDALE FEVER B PORTEA EX 92 BOSDALE FEVER LIBERTY EX 92 Bosdale Farms Inc, Cambridge BOSDALE FEVER LIBERTY EX 92 John Hunyady, Kitchener

HAVENVALLEY DEMAND REMARK EX 92 Havenvalley Holsteins, Wallenstein HIGH POINT GOLD CARD EX 92 Hodglynn Holsteins, Kincardine Jim Phoenix, Uxbridge Joel Phoenix, Cannington HILLMARK ATWOOD KARROT EX 92 Sunspark Farms Inc, South Bruce Peninsula

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GERANN FEVER SHAYE EX 91 Roosburg Farms Inc, Athens GILLETTE LIQUIGOLD BLOODY EX 91 Ferme Gillette Inc, Embrun

BRABANTIA MOG DELIA EX 91 Brabantia Farms Inc, Williamsburg

GILLETTE WILDTHING CHARACTER EX 91 Don-Mair Farms, Mt. Hope Legend-Maker Holsteins, Mt. Hope

BRUVIEW LAUTHORITY MABLE E X 91 Bruview Holsteins, Elmira

GORWEIR P S LONNIEMAY EX 91 Orvancy Holsteins, Alma

HIGH POINT LISA FIESTA EX 91 High Point Farms, Port Perry

HODGLYNN WINDBROOK FANTASIA EX 91 Hodglynn Holsteins, Kincardine Little Star Holsteins, Watford HOLTBYHOLME MISS TESSA E X 91 Holtbyholme Holsteins, Port Perry HOLYWELL UNO DIRECTION EX 91 Dennis E. Martin, Palmerston HOLZER BRADNICK ELSIE EX 91 Bushy View, Lakeside KARAHOLME WINDHAMMER PAMPER EX 91 Ebylane Holsteins, Drayton KENRISE JERRICK BUTTERCUP E X 91 John David Moore, Sandford KEYLAS FEVER DANDY EX 91 Douglas Winger, Cayuga KIRKLEA EPIC RITZY EX 91 Robert D. Macdonald, Dalkeith KOSTAHOLME WINDBROOK DENISHA EX 91 Kostaholme Holsteins, Drayton LAROS EPIC MADGE 52 EX 91 Laros Farms, Arthur LEELA DEMPSEY JODY EX 91 Wenallt Holsteins Inc, Crysler LOCHDALE FEVER SUNSHINE EX 91 Lochdale Holsteins, Alexandria LORALANS LAVANGUARD SENA EX 91 Loralans Holsteins, Ruthven MAPLEJOG LA GLORIE BALTIMOR EX 91 Maplejog Holsteins, Embro MAPLELAWN WINDBROOK SOOSHIE EX 91 Killcroft Holsteins, Tavistock MARION FEVER LAURENCE EX 91 Marion Holstein, Marionville MARKRIDGE THROTTLE FRISQUE EX 91 Markhill Holsteins, Ingersoll MARTROCK ATLANTIC MINNIE EX 91 Richard W. Martin, Teeswater

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MAYBLOSSOM DEMPSEY JANICE 1045 EX 91 Mayblossom Farms, Embro

SAUDER HOLME ATTITUDE AMBERLY EX 91 Murrel & Martha Sauder, Wallenstein

WESTSIDE ALEXANDER ELISHA EX 91 Westside Farm, New Hamburg

KEYLAS GOLD CHIP VAL VG 87 Douglas Winger, Cayuga

MCINTOSH APRICOT EMBASSY EX 91 Mcintosh Holsteins, Embro

SCENIC VIEW ZULU LINDY EX 91 Scenic View Holsteins, Elmira

WINDYMAR PHANTOM HAPPY E X 91 Windymar Holsteins, Drayton

KNONAUDALE KING CARMEN VG 87 Knonaudale Farms Inc, Crysler

MCINTOSH JADE SC EX 91 Mcintosh Holsteins, Embro

SILVEROAK REGINALD RENEE E X 91 Silveroak Farm Ltd, North Lancaster

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LINCREST SNOW STORM VG 87 Larry E. Allen, Mountain

MELISTAR STANLEYCUP LUCE EX 91 Melistar Holstein, Vars

SILVERRIDGE UNO SUBARCTIC EX 91 SILVERRIDGE V SUPERSIRE ETOILE EX 91 Silverridge Farms Ltd, Springfield

AHD SID SACHA VG 87 Arrowhead Dairy, Teeswater

MILLBROOKE ATWOOD CALLISTA EX 91 MILLBROOKE WINDBROOK KRAFTY EX 91 Ed Meulendyk, Badjeros

SLOPEYSIDE JETT AIR EBAY EX 91 Allan Detzler, Teeswater

AIJA BRADNICK SNOWS SECRET VG 87 AIJA DOORMAN RELIANCE VG 87 AIJA RAPTOWN KAYDEE VG 87 Jaquemet Holsteins, Winchester

MAPLEKAY O K EILEEN VG 87 Maplekay Farms Limited, Woodstock

BOLDI V BOMBERO AMBITIOUS VG 87 Boldi Inc, Vars

MILKSOURCE SID DESIRE- ET VG 87 Velthuis Farms Ltd, Osgoode MILLBROOKE DOORMAN OAKLEY VG 87 MILLBROOKE WBRK CANDY CRUSH VG 87 Ed Meulendyk, Badjeros

MIRAUL COACH ROSE EX 91 Merlane Farms, Drayton

SNOWDAME CHELIOS LIPBALM E X 91 Snowdame Farm, Merrickville

MIRELLA FEVER EVIL EX 91 Ferme Mirella Inc, St. Bernardin

SQUIBBHAVEN RITA JETTAIR EX 91 Dave Squibb, Beeton

MURRAYHOLM LAGABRIELE EX 91 Murrayholm Farms Inc, Martintown

SUMMITHOLM MASSEY TAMMY EX 91 SUMMITHOLM VITTEK MOONSHINE EX 91 Joe Loewith & Sons Ltd, Lynden

BOSDALE CONTRAST SPECK VG 87 BOSDALE DOORMAN PORTRAIT B VG 87 BOSDALE DOORMAN TIFFANY VG 87 Bosdale Farms Inc, Cambridge

SUNTOR BREWMASTER ELIZA EX 91 Mapel Wood Farms, Jerseyville

COWASAKI JUMPSTART VG 87 Signature Holsteins, Morrisburg

SUTHERHILL DEMPSEY HESTER EX 91 Sutherhill Farms, St. Marys

CURR-VALE ABSOLUTE PASTRY V G 87 Brian Joseph Enright, Winchester

TEM-NORTH BAXTER JELLAMINA E X 91 Tem-North Farms, New Liskeard

DANDYLAND MCCUTCHEON KASHMIRE VG 87 Dandyland Farm, Schomberg

TERRYLEA WINDBROOK WINSOME EX 91 Terrylea Holsteins, St. Pauls

DELCREEK KAMOURASKA KISSES VG 87 DELCREEK SCREENSHOT VG 87 DELCREEK SHAKE SENORITA VG 87 Peter Rylaarsdam, Winchester

MUSSELLVIEW MISTLETOE ACM EX 91 Dalmeny Holsteins, Osgoode MY-PRIDE SHOWTIME KATRINA EX 91 My-Pride Holsteins, Thunder Bay NITHAVEN CAPRICORN CHARITY E X 91 Nithaven Holsteins, Wellesley NUVIEW GLENBERT SHOTTLE SHAWNA EX 91 Glenbert Holsteins, Embro OAKSTONE DEMPSEY DINO EX 91 OAKSTONE LAUTHORITY IVANKA E X 91 Oakstone Farm, Kinburn

TRINAL G W ATWOOD CHAMP E X 91 Trinal Holsteins, Teeswater

OOSTVIEW DOM BY ANITA EX 91 Oostview Farm Ltd, Lakeside

TRULEA RDBRST ROYAL8959-RED EX 91 Mornholme Holsteins, Listowel

OVERDALE FEVER CORAL EX 91 Rollingview Farms, Wallenstein

UP-RIDGE FEVER ROLITA EX 91 Up-Ridge Holsteins, Embro

PARADIGM EXTREME MAERYN E X 91 View Hill Holsteins, Woodstock

VALLEYCREST AFTER S DONNA EX 91 Markvale Holsteins, Beachville

PARADIGM FLORIAN ALEIGHA E X 91 Wardway Farms Ltd, Woodstock

VALLEYVILLE SANCHEZ AUGUSTA EX 91 Quality Holsteins, Vaughan

PATIENCE SL KANSAS JAYKAY RED EX 91 Andita Holsteins Inc, Belwood

VALMAR DEMPSEY AIMEE EX 91 C.J. Vanderlip & Sons, Brantford

PATIENCE WINDBROOK GEORGETTE EX 91 Florbil Farms Ltd, Mildmay

VANHAVEN SID R PETUNIA EX 91 Cedarholme Holsteins, Mount Forest

PEMCREST TEKA LAUTHORITY EX 91 Pemcrest Farm, Williamsburg

VC-LANGELANDS WINDBROOK LATTE EX 91 Langelands Farms, Utopia

PENLOW COWBELL FEVER EX 91 PENLOW GEORADAR WINDBROOK EX 91 Penlow Farms, Almonte

VERSPEEK FEVER TALIHA EX 91 Verspeek Farms Ltd, Winchester

PHILMAR WINDBROOK LAYA E X 91 Watson Land And Livestock, Branchton QUINNDALE LAUTHORITY SUPERJET EX 91 Quinndale Holsteins, Greely RALEON STANLEYCUP JESSIE E X 91 Raleon Holsteins, Newton

ROSE RIDGE STANLEYCUP SUGAR E X 91 Rose Ridge Farms, Welland

WEEBERLAC M C SUDAN SARAH EX 91 Scott Groniger, Carlsbad Springs Tim & Diane Groniger, Carlsbad Springs

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SILVERCAP DREAMS TRILLIUM VG 87 Silvercap Holsteins, Greely Smithden Holsteins Inc, Woodstock

FLORBIL WINDBROOK PAULIANA VG 87 Florbil Farms Ltd, Mildmay GLEN ISLAY CHELIOS STAR LOW VG 87 Andrew Den Haan, Fergus Claremount Holsteins, Stratford GLENGARRY SILVER ALIYA V G 87 Glengarry Stock Farms Inc, Apple Hill HAELZLE DSM SATURN VG 87 Hells-Lea Farms Ltd, Mildmay

HODGLYNN AFTERSHOCK LUNA VG 87 HODGLYNN DOORMAN LADYSLIP VG 87 Hodglynn Holsteins, Kincardine Starbrite Holsteins, Mildmay

WEBHAVEN FEVER CARMEL EX 91 Webhaven Holsteins, Arthur

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FEEDERLANE SID TINA VG 87 Junel Holsteins, Millbank Marthaven Holsteins, Woodstock Rogstein Holsteins, Bright

WALLACEVIEW ROSDER 815 EX 91 Wallaceview Holsteins, Palmerston

RIVERDOWN LETITSNOW MAGNETIC EX 91 Riverdown Holsteins, Metcalfe

QUIET OAK DEMPSEY SIERRA V G 87 Quiet Oak Farm, New Hamburg

SIGNATURE SCARLETT A VG 87 Signature Holsteins, Morrisburg

HANALEE SNOWY AUGUST VG 87 Hank & Nancy-Lee Hazeleger, Embro

WAYBRU WINDBROOK DREAM EX 91 Waybru Holsteins, Elmira

QUALITY DOORMAN FANTA VG 87 QUALITY FORMOST MISSFIT VG 87 QUALITY MARIO FLORET VG 87 Quality Holsteins, Vaughan

EBYBROOK BP TUMMY TUM P VG 87 Ebybrook Holsteins, Listowel

WALKERCREST SEAVER SARAH EX 91 Marthaven Holsteins, Woodstock

RINGIA BRAXTON VALEDA EX 91 Ringia Farms Ltd, Lakeside

MS APPLE ALEXIANNA- RED-ET VG 87 Liberty Genetics, Kemptville

DON-MAIR SOLOMON NINA VG 87 Don-Mair Farms, Mt. Hope

HANALEE DOORMAN LOONIE VG 87 Hank & Nancy-Lee Hazeleger, Embro Martin Hazeleger, Embro

WALNUTLAWN LAUTHORITY SAVANNAH EX 91 Paul B. Zimmerman Jr., PA W alnutlawn Farms Limited, Tavistock

MILESTONE MALLARD MILKYWAY VG 87 Angela Pfaeffli, Palmerston

RIVERDOWN ATWOOD ADORN VG 87 RIVERDOWN DOORMAN ADELIGHT VG 87 RIVERDOWN MCDOUGAL RUMNRAISIN VG 87 RIVERDOWN OCTANE HILITE VG 87 Riverdown Holsteins, Metcalfe

VONBURG GOLD CHIP DAYLITE EX 91 C. W. Vondervoort, Woodstock

RICKEEN WINDBROOK RIPPLE EX 91 Rick Shantz, Wallenstein

LOCKMAR SID KISHA VG 87 Lockmar Holsteins, Sutton West

SILVERRIDGE V POWERBALL EGYPT VG 87 Silverridge Farms Ltd, Springfield STPIERRE HANDBALL TENDRESSE VG 87 Ferme M R D Inc, Qc SUNNYLODGE GREENLANE SUSIE V G 87 Barbara Merkley & Sons, Morewood SUNSPARK REGINALD ANITA VG 87 Sunspark Farms Inc, South Bruce Peninsula SUNSPARK REGINALD APPLESAUCE VG 87 Calaway Holsteins, Woodstock J-Star Holsteins, Woodstock Markridge Holsteins, Corbyville UNIQUE GOLDEN RIO VG 87 Unique Holsteins, Mt. Forest VERSPEEK BJ PRETTY VG 87 Verspeek Farms Ltd, Winchester WALNUTLAWN DEMPSEY ELLA VG 87 Walnutlawn Farms Limited, Tavistock

HOLTBYHOLME MANDY MACKLIN VG 87 HOLTBYHOLME MISS MIRAMICHI VG 87 Holtbyholme Holsteins, Port Perry HOWARD-VIEW LAMADONAS LACE VG 87 HOWARD-VIEW LAMADONAS LEGACY VG 87 Howard-View Holsteins, Burgessville KAY-BEN-I CG CHEEZIE VG 87 Velthuis Farms Ltd, Osgoode

Breeders of Excellents

CONGRATULATIONS to the breeders listed here who bred their first Excellent cow between December and February of 2018. May there be many more Excellent cows in your future! Thank you to Holstein Canada for making the information available.

MARHAVEN DESTINY CAMDEN EX 90 Edgar F. Martin, Elmira

LAROS EPIC MADGE 52 EX 91 Laros Farms, Arthur

MILL CREEK RIKKI MANIFOLD EX 90 Mill Creek Farms, Alfred

LILAC ROW LETERNEL YARELY EX 90 Lilac Row Farms, Kingsville

SHANTROSE REGINALD DANDY EX 90 Shantrose Holsteins, West Montrose

DUN DEMPSEY 631 EX 90 Dunbar Farms, Finch

ICKBELLE THREEWAY COTTIE EX 90 Ferme Ickbelle Inc, St. Isidore

FARRITAGE TRUMP HAZEL EX 90 R.G. & G. Farms Ltd, Kincardine

HANFRE PRINCE MARIBEL RED EX 90 Hanfre Holsteins, New Hamburg

CATTS CONTROL ALEA EX 91 Catt Holsteins Inc, Earlton

ALLENSITE JETT AIR CHINOOK EX 90 Allensite Farms Inc, L’orignal

CEDARPARK JORDAN FLOWER EX 90 Cedarpark Holsteins Ltd, Alma

RIPPLECHIC STANLEYCUP LORNA EX 90 Edward W. Martin, Elmira

BRULEA FARSANO DIANA EX 90 Leon Brubacher, Alma

FLORDONVILLE CHELIOS DING EX 90 Flordonville Acres, Dundalk

K S F SANCHEZ TRANQUILITY EX 90 K S F Holsteins, Ottawa

MARTINRIDGE STEADY DIAMOND EX 90 Paul F. Martin, Wallenstein

DEWITTHAVEN CHELIOS HICKORY EX 90 Dewitthaven Inc, Stratford

MAITLAND MEADOWS SCOPE BUSO EX 90 Maitland Meadows Farms Ltd, Jasper

APOLA DEMPSEY WHATEVE EX 90 Apola Farm, Mountain

STEENHOLL RICHMAN MILLIE 1232 EX 90 Steenholl Dairy Farms Ltd, Norwich

YUKONJAK’S DEMPSEY IVONNE EX 90 Yukonjak’s Place, Embrun

MISTY ACRES VISION KENDRA EX 90 Galen & Darlene Shantz, Gorrie

CORDER MAPLE ABSOLUTE MEL RED EX 91 Corder Maple Holsteins, Mount Forest

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EX-94 & Higher / VG-88 2-Year-Old & Higher • HILL VIEW JORDAN LORENA EX-94-6E 2*

Bred by Bill Dwyre, Elgin; Owned by Dwyre Farms Ltd. Elgin

• KENTVILLE FREMONT ROCKSTAR EX-94-3E Bred and owned by Kentville Holsteins, Melancthon

• R-E-W DAZ BEPRETTY-ET EX-94-3E Owned by Bosdale Farms Inc., Cambridge

• TODDSDALE BRAXTON REGAN-ET EX-94-2E 1* Owned by Brian Joseph Enright, Breeze Hill Holsteins and Jaquemet Holsteins,Winchester

• CHAKELBURG GOLDCHIP TWOPAIR EX-94-2E Bred and owned by Chakelburg Holsteins, Mildmay

• DONNANVIEW WBROOK ASH EX-94-2E Bred by Donnanview Farms Ltd., Stirling

• DOWNIEBROOK LIZ DUPLEX EX-94-2E

Bred and owned by Downiebrook Farms Ltd., St. Pauls

• KEYLAS WINDBROOK NOVA EX-94-2E Bred and owned by Douglas Winger, Cayuga

• LOCHDALE WINDBROOK RENA EX-94-2E Bred and owned by Lochdale Holsteins, Alexandria

• MILKSOURCE GOLDWYN JENAY-ET EX-94-2E Owned by Royal Lynn Holsteins, Cayuga

• QUALITY ATWOOD MISSY EX-94-2E

Bred by Quality Holsteins, Vaughan; Owned by Quality Holsteins and Agriber Societa Agricola Srl, IT

• QUALITY GOLDWYN FIERCE EX-94-2E Bred and owned by Quality Holsteins, Vaughan

• WELANE SHOTTLE HOWDY EX-94-2E Bred and owned by Lewis Weber, Elmira

• LOYALYN DUPLEX VANESSA EX-94

Bred by Rob & Alice Bumstead, Owen Sound; Owned by Clarkvalley Holsteins, Woodville, Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms, Guelph, JM Valley Holstein, QC

• CALBRETT KINGBOY MIRANDA P VG-88

Bred by Cormdale Genetics Inc., Orton, Silvercap Holsteins, Greely, Al-Be-Ro Land & Cattle, IT, Agriber Societa Agricola Srl, IT; Owned by Vogue Cattle Co., Brighton

• MAPEL WOOD DOORMAN STELLA VG-88 Bred and owned by Mapel Wood Farms, Jerseyville

Over 125,000 kilograms of Milk *(Per day of Life) as of February 28, 2018 • S UMMITHOLM TRENT KATE VG-85-4YR...167,633 (29.82) kgs Bred and owned by Joe Loewith & Sons, Lynden

• S UMMITHOLM DIAMOND POLLY GP-81-2YR . ..153,035 (31.89) kgs Bred and owned by Joe Loewith & Sons, Lynden

• CAVANALECK DUCHESS JAY VG-88-4YR 2* . . . . .151,159 (27.63) kgs Bred and owned by Cavanaleck Farms Ltd., Belmont

• MLH LAZER MONA VG-85-11YR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150,222 (27.71) kgs Bred and owned by Maple-Lyn Holsteins, Lyn

• ALBADON IGNITER JILL VG-85-8YR . . . . . . . . . . . 150,221 (31.89) kgs Bred and owned by Albadon Farms Ltd., Teeswater

• ALBADON REGGIE ANGEL EX-90-2E . . . . . . . . . 143,456 (30.28) kgs Bred and owned by Albadon Farms Ltd., Teeswater

• CATIONDALE OUTSIDE PAULINE EX-90-5E . . . 141,221 (29.40) kgs Bred by R. McClure Cation, Brampton; Owned by John Cation, Port Elgin

• ZIEVIEW MORTY TYPHOON VG-87-6YR . . . . . . . 141,159 (33.30) kgs Bred by Daryl Ziebarth, Pakenham; Owned by Zieview Farms Inc. Pakenham

• HYKABODE OUTSIDE DORIE EX-90-6E . . . . . . . 141,032 (28.92) kgs Bred and owned by Hykabode Holsteins, Bath

• EVANHILL GOUNANT JERRI VG-87-11YR . . . . . 139,553 (27.44) kgs Bred by Evanhill Holsteins, Port Perry; Owned by Sprucecrest Holsteins, Mount Forest

• SUMMITHOLM MORTY LORRIE VG-85-11YR . . 136,486 (27.45) kgs Bred and owned by Joe Loewith & Sons, Lynden

• GREENMAR LUCIDOR GRETCHEN VG-88-7YR. 135,399 (29.74) kgs Bred by Rebecca Wideman, St. Jacobs; Owned by Laverne & Marlene Martin, Waterloo

• MARK-A-VALLEY LIVELY MAGGIE VG-85-5YR. . 129,726 (30.94) kgs Bred and owned by Mark-A-Valley Farm, Arthur

• F & B HILLFARM 518 G-76-2YR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128,877 (25.90) kgs Bred and owned by Leutenegger Farms Ltd., Gowanstown

• SUMMITHOLM TITANIC ROZIE GP-81-2YR. . . . 128,828 (32.85) kgs Bred and owned by Joe Loewith & Sons, Lynden

• NOORDCREEK GLOBAL IMPACT VG-87-5YR. . 125,261 (28.56) kgs Bred and owned by Noordcreek Holsteins, Gowanstown

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Over 10,000 kilograms of Combined Fat and Protein • ELTON TAFFETTA PROGRESS VG-88-6YR...........10,586 kgs Bred by Elton Creek Farms Ltd, Springfield; as of February 28, 2018 Owned by Buis Farms Ltd., Aylmer • SUMMITHOLM TRENT KATE VG-85-4YR.............13,072 kgs

• CAVANALECK DUCHESS JAY VG-88-4YR 2*.........10,532 kgs Bred and owned by Cavanaleck Farms Ltd., Belmont

Bred and owned by Joe Lowith & Sons, Lynden

• R EDLODGE AEROLINE JESSIE EX-90-6E 5*........12,558 kgs • KRUL GIBSON PIXETTE EX-91-5E 5*.......................10,523 kgs Bred and owned by Krul Holsteins, Arthur

Bred and owned by Redlodge Farms Inc., Finch

• SUMMITHOLM DAWSON CHERI GP-83-12YR......11,992 kgs

• HYKABODE OUTSIDE DORIE EX-90-6E...............10,455 kgs Bred and owned by Hykabode Holsteins, Bath

Bred and owned by Joe Lowith & Sons, Lynden

• HOLZER CHINTZY CHAMPION EX-91-4E.............11,976 kgs • CEDARVILLA LOT KELSEY EX-90-5E 2*...............10,336 kgs Bred by Cedarvilla Holsteins, Lakefield; Owned By Fieldhouse Farms, Ariss

Bred and owned by Bushy View Holsteins, Lakeside

• DUFFEYNIAL PETUNIA VG-85-5YR........................11,348 kgs Bred and owned by Duffey & Freres, L’Orignal

• BERTOM INQUIRER 109 VG-86-3YR..........................11,299 kgs Bred and owned by Bertom Farms, Sarsfield

• CAVANHILL RUDOLPH JULIA VG-88-11YR...........11,084 kgs Bred and owned by Cavanhill Farms Ltd., Kinburn

• ALEXERIN AEROLINE 683 EX-90-3E...................... 11,014 kgs Bred and owned by Alexerin Dairy Inc, Manotick

• BELMORAL OUTSIDE ADELE EX-90-6E 3*......... 10,968 kgs Bred and owned by Belmoral Farms Ltd., Teeswater

• LOCKMAR GIBSON ALLISON EX-91-8E 4*........... 10,876 kgs Bred and owned by Lockmar Holsteins, Sutton West

• MILLBROOKE OUTSIDE CANDIS EX-92-7E 2*....10,731 kgs Bred and owned by Ed Meulendyk, Badjeros

• ALBADON REGGIE ANGEL EX-90-2E 2*...............10,287 kgs Bred and owned by Albadon Farms Ltd., Teeswater

• HYDEN BLITZ PIZZA EX-92-5E 2*............................10,245 kgs Bred and owned by Hyden Holsteins, Milverton

• HEERDINK LYLE SHARMEENY VG-85-4YR 2*..10,216 kgs Bred and owned by Heerdink Holsteins, St. Marys

• SUMMITHOLM DIAMOND POLLY GP-81-2YR....10,216 kgs Bred and owned by Joe Lowith & Sons, Lynden

• RADOMERE LEE HAZEL EX-90-2E 1*....................10,195 kgs Bred and owned by Raymond Klein Gebbinck, Elmvale

• GILLETTE SHOTTLE JEWELL VG-88-6YR 11*....10,137 kgs Bred and owned by Ferme Gillette Inc., Embrun

• HEATHER HOLME GIBSON KOURTNEY EX-91-7E...10,085 kgs Bred by Glen McNeil, Goderich; Owned by Glen & Curtis McNeil, Goderich

• FRIESIANA T STANLEY KARORA VG-85-7YR.....10,694 kgs Bred by John De Boer, Mt. Elgin; Owned by Drianneh Green Dairy Ltd, Mt. Elgin

• CITYVIEW MILESTONE MICKEY VG-85-8YR....10,625 kgs Bred by David G. Innes, Woodstock; Owned by Jewelafton Holsteins, Tavistock

• YORELLEA CHAMPION COCONUT EX-90-3E...10,068 kgs Bred and owned by Yorellea Farms, St. Eugene

• DANDYLAND LEADER ROCKIE EX-91-8E 4*....10,015 kgs Bred and owned by Dandyland Farm, Schomberg

• HOLZER OUTSIDE MECCA EX-90-8YR...................10,610 kgs Bred and owned by Bushy View Holsteins, Lakeside

• GIERCREST MARIAN MTOTO VG-89-13YR..........10,599 kgs Bred and owned by Harry De Gier, Tavistock

29th Annual Inter-County 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Competition The top 4 seniors are eligible for a 10-day, all-expenses paid trip to World Dairy Expo in Madison in October!

JULY 31, 2018 • PARIS FAIRGROUNDS Open to 4-H’ers 12 to 21 years of age as of Jan 1, 2018. For more details, visit www.ontario.holstein.ca/youth Thank you to our major sponsor John Deere Canada for their contribution to this great youth event!

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Holstein Canada calculated the average final score of first lactation Holsteins classified in 2017 by herd size and province. Based on the number of female Holstein registrations for the year, the herds were then categorized into seven groups according to Master Breeder Program parameters. We have featured the top 20 herds in each category. Where do you stack up? AVERAGE FINAL SCORE OF FIRST LACTATION HOLSTEINS CLASSIFIED IN 2017 BY HERD SIZE AND PROVINCE

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Classification Herd Size 7-14 Registrations Per Year

Farm Name

Average Final Score

5 18 13

85.40 84.83 84.77

DALTON J. FARIS

7 7

84.71 84.57

FRANKHAVEN HOLSTEINS

9 6 5 8 6 7 13 5 19 11 21 23 7 7 5

84.56 84.50 84.40 84.38 84.33 84.29 84.15 83.80 83.68 83.55 83.48 83.43 83.43 83.43 83.40

KAWARTHA HOLSTEINS

SIGNATURE HOLSTEINS TRENT VALLEY HOLSTEINS COLIN & KAREN LEACH ROBERT JARRELL MICHAEL & JESSICA PHOENIX BRANDSHAVEN HOLSTEINS SPRUCE AVENUE FARMS INC SANDY CREST HOLSTEINS CATALYST HOLSTEINS ROSS H. LANGE & FAMILY CEDARPATCH HOLSTEINS R. RICHARD SKINNER MAPLEBROUGH HOLSTEINS TERRY DIEFENBACHER SUNREST FARM ZIEVIEW FARMS INC DARQUEST HOLSTIENS ESTATE OF DONALD ROBERTSON

LITTLE STAR HOLSTEINS

Classification Herd Size 25-29 Registrations Per Year

Farm Name

LOVSHIN FARMS LTD ROYAL LYNN HOLSTEINS RON CANNING CARL PHOENIX & FAMILY SHEAROAD FARMS FISHERVALE ACRES LTD GENDARRA FARM LES & DARLENE SHARPE TRINITY HOLSTEINS STANWOOD FARMS ED MEULENDYK KEITH KENNEDY ELANDEE HOLSTEINS SPRUCETONE HOLSTEINS OSCAR M. MARTIN NANDALE FARM ELMER BOAL

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15 13 14

84.80 84.77 84.50

BRUCE & SUSAN MODE

27 17

84.41 84.29

LEGEND-MAKER HOLSTEINS

7 16 18 20 15 14 15 12 13 12 13 10 15 21 28 28

84.29 84.25 84.22 84.20 84.20 84.14 84.13 84.08 84.08 84.00 83.85 83.80 83.73 83.57 83.50 83.50

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BRIAN SLAUGHTER ALLAN & LORNE VIS PETER RYLAARSDAM PENNY LANE HOLSTEINS KENTVILLE HOLSTEINS ELMCROFT HOLSTEINS TOMALYNN FARMS HELLS-LEA FARMS LTD MURREL & MARTHA SAUDER ROBERT D. MACDONALD ROB & ALICE BUMSTEAD KAYMANOR HOLSTEINS MAPLETON HOLSTEINS LTD STEVENLEA HOLSTEINS RIVER DALE HOLSTEINS GLEN M. SYME TIM & DIANE GRONIGER BRIDGEVIEW FARMS SUNNY PLAINS FARMS

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VALE-O-SKENE HOLSTEINS CAMERON HICKLING FRED & MARIAN HOPKINS CROVALLEY HOLSTEINS BROWNLANDS FARM CEDARHOLME HOLSTEINS CRATER FARM BRUVIEW HOLSTEINS FREDERICK TOPP & SON QUINNDALE HOLSTEINS EMBRDALE FARM REDLODGE FARMS INC HAANVIEW FARMS INC JOHN VERBURG UNIQUE HOLSTEINS ALLAN MILLER FRANK BARKEY & FAMILY

Top 20

Classification Herd Size 20-24 Registrations Per Year

Number of Animals Classified

Average Final Score

22 21 8

85.36 84.95 84.75

HIGH POINT FARMS

9 12

84.67 84.50

MAPLEKAY FARMS LIMITED

19 12 19 9 11 11 6 5 13 16 17 16 17 26 10

84.21 84.17 84.11 84.11 84.09 84.00 83.83 83.80 83.62 83.44 83.41 83.38 83.35 83.35 83.30

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Classification Herd Size 30-39 Registrations Per Year

Average Final Score

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Number of Animals Classified

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Farm Name

HARVDALE HOLSTEINS CLARKVALLEY HOLSTEINS GERALD W. HILL LEWIS WEBER DON-MAIR FARMS CLAIR E. PETHERICK KILLCROFT HOLSTEINS LEROY SHANTZ SCOTT BRETHET GLENVUE HOLSTEINS HIDDEN CREEK FARMS BARCLAY PHOENIX FOUNTLANE FARM DOWNIEBROOK FARMS LTD STARBRITE HOLSTEINS TRENTWARD FARMS LIFLOC HOLSTEINS

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Number of Animals Classified

Average Final Score

17 11 8

85.06 84.82 84.75

16 14

84.69 84.64

13 18 37 18 18 10 10 16 19 7 15 14 19 8 11

84.54 84.50 84.46 84.44 84.33 84.30 84.30 84.25 84.16 84.14 84.07 84.00 83.89 83.88 83.82

Classification Herd Size 40-59 Registrations Per Year

Number of Animals Classified

Average Final Score

13 13 13

85.54 85.31 85.08

HODGLYNN HOLSTEINS

12 8

85.08 84.88

ERBCREST FARM

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84.84 84.36 84.35 84.13 84.10 84.08 84.05 83.84 83.78 83.76 83.74 83.70 83.69 83.62 83.61

FLORBIL FARMS LTD

Farm Name

CAVANALECK FARMS LTD WERNER RENGGLI RONBETH HOLSTEINS CHAKELBURG HOLSTEINS D.W. KARN FARMS INC LOA-DE-MEDE FARMS LTD MAPEL WOOD FARMS GOULDHAVEN FARMS UP-RIDGE HOLSTEINS SUNNY MAPLE HOLSTEINS GREENLARK FARMS GLENNHOLME HOLSTEINS DEN-LEE FARMS LTD HERBERT HENDERSON BELMORAL FARMS LTD GLEN & CURTIS MCNEIL DANDYLAND FARM

Number of Animals Classified

Average Final Score

18 29 23

85.17 84.41 84.39

17 23

84.35 84.30

31 30 35 40 44 13 39 21 15 24 19 28 24 17 28

84.29 84.27 84.26 84.20 84.18 84.15 84.10 84.00 84.00 83.96 83.95 83.93 83.92 83.82 83.79

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Top Ontario Herds by LPI for April 2018 The results are in from the Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) on the top LPI herds in Ontario! CDN has calculated the top herds in Ontario by LPI based on the April 2018 proof release and grouped them according to size. Note that below, %GT is the per cent of the herd that have been genomically tested. In the event of a tie, the herd with the largest number of cows broke the tie.

Top 10

Herd Size: 20-50 Cows in Ontario by LPI

Top 10

Herd Size: 51-100 Cows in Ontario by LPI

Farm Name

No. of Cows

LPI

%GT

Farm Name

No. of Cows

LPI

%GT

RUTI FARMS

47

2552

89

BOLDI

58

2763

79

GERBERLAND

50

2510

44

O'CONNOR LAND & CATTLE CO

84

2721

77

MINTOGLEN FARMS LTD

41

2483

44

MAPELWOOD HOLSTEINS

67

2670

63

CANADAIRY FARM

27

2481

0

100

2594

20

CLOVER MIST

30

2469

67

HYDEN HOLSTEINS

71

2592

63

WEBSTONE HOLSTEINS

21

2441

0

DLASEPT

97

2526

37

ROCLANE HOLSTEINS

41

2432

27

GLAUDALE FARMS

52

2513

23

KOOPYCREST HOLSTEINS

33

2404

61

GLENGARRY STOCK FARMS INC

63

2501

38

D-L VERSION

31

2404

6

BELLWIN

68

2499

7

WEEBERLAC

37

2403

32

VAN STEE DAIRY INC

65

2490

0

CLASSIFICATION is an important

herd management tool which helps producers to improve the functional conformation of their dairy herds. For more information, contact Holstein Canada at 1-855-756-8300.

Top 20

Classification Herd Size 60+ Registrations Per Year

Farm Name KINGSWAY FARMS VOGUE CATTLE CO. QUALITY HOLSTEINS SILVERCAP HOLSTEINS BOSDALE FARMS INC BUSHY VIEW RAYMOND J. SMYGWATY OSCROFT FARMS REMI LEROUX HANK & NANCY-LEE HAZELEGER

ARDROSS HOLSTEINS SKYLINE HOLSTEINS BRIAN JOSEPH ENRIGHT TRINAL HOLSTEINS BREEZE HILL HOLSTEINS DONALD I. DOAN CHERRY CREST HOLSTEINS RIVERDOWN HOLSTEINS CLAYNOOK FARMS LTD DOUGLAS WINGER

CITILIMITS

Top 10

Herd Size: 101-150 Cows in Ontario by LPI

Farm Name

No. of Cows

LPI

%GT

MIDLEE HOLSTEINS

132

2520

80

NITH CREST FARMS LIMITED

142

2423

6

VRIESDALE

142

2410

20

FERME MIRELLA INC.

120

2406

12

WRICO HOLSTEINS

103

2401

16

SILVERRIDGE FARMS

142

2396

15

KINGSWAY HOLSTEINS

116

2394

13

CONLEE FARMS

120

2391

1

Number of Animals Classified

Average Final Score

48 19 22

85.17 85.05 85.00

RIVERDOWN HOLSTEINS

111

2384

14

VINKSLAND FARMS

104

2379

38

17 60

84.88 84.85

34 28 20 32 44 30 30 47 42 11 39 56 49 90 34

84.62 84.04 83.95 83.91 83.86 83.83 83.83 83.74 83.74 83.73 83.49 83.43 83.43 83.34 83.32

Top 10

Herd Size: 151+ Cows in Ontario by LPI

Farm Name

No. of Cows

LPI

%GT

VELTHUIS FARMS LTD

163

2757

83

STANTON BROS LTD

842

2724

90

CLAYNOOK FARMS LTD

177

2701

83

ALBADON FARMS LTD

234

2532

98

HEIDI FARMS INC

335

2496

99

HYLAND HOLSTEINS

288

2473

31

MAYBLOSSOM

169

2454

2

LA FERME GILLETTE

580

2423

28

HAZELDOM / HANALEE

154

2410

39

CLEARYDALE

152

2400

57

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Top 10

Herd Size: 20-50 Cows in Ontario by Pro$ No. of Cows

Pro$

%GT

Name of Farm

GERBERLAND

50

$1,249

44

RUTI FARMS

47

$1,206

MINTOGLEN FARMS LTD

41

$1,144

CLOVER MIST

30

CANADAIRY FARM

Herd Size: 51-100 Cows in Ontario by Pro$ No. of Cows

Pro$

%GT

BOLDI

58

$1,632

79

89

O’CONNOR LAND & CATTLE CO

84

$1,570

77

44

MAPELWOOD HOLSTEINS

67

$1,403

63

$1,123

67

CITILIMITS

100

$1,359

20

27

$1,121

0

ROCLANE HOLSTEINS

41

$1,039

27

WEBSTONE HOLSTEINS

21

$1,014

0

KOOPYCREST HOLSTEINS

33

$1,000

ROLLINGVIEW FARMS

50

$953

BERGRIDGE FARMS

48

$953

0

Name of Farm

Top 10

HYDEN HOLSTEINS

71

$1,336

63

GUNTENSPERGER DAIRY INC

88

$1,280

48

VAN STEE DAIRY INC

65

$1,251

0

61

DLASEPT

97

$1,221

37

14

GLAUDALE FARMS

52

$1,144

23

SUNRISE HOLSTEINS INC

54

$1,127

0

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

Top 10

No. of Cows

Pro$

%GT

Name of Farm

MIDLEE HOLSTEINS

132

$1,268

80

WRICO HOLSTEINS

103

$1,062

16

HEEG DALE SONS LTD

139

$1,036

1

FERME MIRELLA INC

120

$1,006

12

NITH CREST FARMS LIMITED

142

$1,004

6

BRABANTDALE FARMS LTD

145

$995

30

RUSLAND FARM INC

116

$983

2

HOFTYZER FARMS

111

$966

5

CONLEE FARMS

120

$965

HIGHHAVEN HOLSTEINS INC

143

$964

Name of Farm

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Top 10

Herd Size: 151+ Cows in Ontario by Pro$ No. of Cows

Pro$

%GT

STANTON BROS LTD

842

$1,641

90

VELTHUIS FARMS LTD

163

$1,576

83

CLAYNOOK FARMS LTD

177

$1,496

83

HEIDI FARMS INC

335

$1,384

99

ALBADON FARMS LTD

234

$1,291

98

HYLAND HOLSTEINS

288

$1,189

31

CLEARYDALE

152

$1,089

57

ECKERLEA ACRES

223

$1,079

26

1

NEW OBELINK FARMS LTD

386

$1,072

13

1

LA FERME GILLETTE

580

$1,071

28

JENSEN HALTERS

JENSEN HALTERS

TIE UP WITH US

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Penny Jensen, Brian and Heather Bloomfield

Penny Jensen, Brian and Heather Bloomfield

12684 10 Mile Road Ilderton, ON N0M 2A0

12684 10 Mile Road Ilderton, ON N0M 2A0

Phone: 519-666-1856 E-mail:jensenhalters@jensenhalters.com

Phone: 519-666-1856 E-mail:jensenhalters@jensenhalters.com

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Production

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in each age division for December 2017 through the end of February 2018! ANIMAL NAME

CLASS

AGE

M

F

P

BCA Comp

M

F

P

DEV Comp

STANTONS PULSAR LUCY

GP-83

01-10

434

458

452

1344

(+140)

(+143)

(+150)

(+433)

S-S-HOLSTEIN ARMITAGE 2882

G-76

01-11

432

443

448

1323

(+116)

(+123)

(+132)

(+371)

HEEGDAIRY SHOT SHIRIN

GP-81

01-10

352

406

381

1139

(+101)

(+121)

(+116)

(+338)

STANTONS COLLATERAL ABALONA

GP-81

01-10

421

399

406

1226

(+128)

(+86)

(+105)

(+319)

HESSON WILLPOWER FANCY

F-65

01-11

337

435

380

1152

(+56)

(+156)

(+104)

(+316)

CIRCLE-K COMMAN DER 946- ET

GP-83

02-01

384

448

386

1218

(+133)

(+176)

(+137)

(+446)

THURLER ALTAJAC KMAN 2929

GP-81

02-01

390

380

369

1139

(+137)

(+125)

(+122)

(+384)

GLENWIN CULMINA NT LENNOX

VG-85

02-11

431

367

427

1225

(+148)

(+85)

(+150)

(+383)

UP-RIDGE DOORMA N LICORICE

VG-87

02-00

353

456

381

1190

(+85)

(+181)

(+113)

(+379)

ALEXERI N SYMPATI C 1440

GP-84

02-10

454

360

413

1227

(+168)

(+73)

(+128)

(+369)

AVONBANK LET IT SNOW TODAY

G-79

03-04

452

503

428

1383

(+152)

(+182)

(+147)

(+481)

MORNINGSKY ODESSY DANIQUE

GP-82

03-05

387

471

368

1226

(+127)

(+183)

(+102)

(+412)

DUSTYVUE COGNAC ARROW

VG-87

03-06

302

354

302

958

(+110)

(+143)

(+110)

(+363)

WINDCROFT BROKAW ECLIPSE

VG-89

03-04

324

394

335

1053

(+94)

(+157)

(+101)

(+352)

OOSTVIEW MASCALESE PERRY

GP-80

03-00

421

316

398

1135

(+155)

(+41)

(+129)

(+325)

DANZEL PICOLO PENELOPE

VG-85

04-02

363

367

354

1084

(+109)

(+113)

(+103)

(+325)

DANDYLAND WINDBROOK ALCATRAZ

VG-88

04-03

335

361

325

1021

(+108)

(+116)

(+97)

(+321)

COOMBOONA-I CRACKHOLMINT BRIE

VG-85

04-00

361

348

359

1068

(+106)

(+91)

(+110)

(+307)

BRABANTDALE GCHIP SKOOKMANDELA

EX-90

04-05

346

385

326

1057

(+95)

(+113)

(+77)

(+285)

DANNROVING BRAXTON JASMINE

EX-90

04-04

355

396

316

1067

(+94)

(+110)

(+59)

(+263)

WYKHOLME WINDBROOK DARLA

G-76

05-01

357

380

362

1099

(+108)

(+108)

(+104)

(+320)

SERHEAL GERARD LAURA

GP-83

05-04

348

450

367

1165

(+55)

(+145)

(+77)

(+277)

FORBESVUE DECREE WANDA

GP-81

05-01

319

345

320

984

(+79)

(+94)

(+78)

(+251)

CARLDOT WINDBROOK ICICLE

EX-91

05-01

292

338

320

950

(+73)

(+84)

(+91)

(+248)

MIRELLA SHOTTLE DASHER

VG-85

05-04

349

425

366

1140

(+53)

(+113)

(+72)

(+238)

JOALFARMS BAXTER RIANNA

EX-91

07-08

340

465

350

1155

(+116)

(+216)

(+117)

(+449)

WINDCROFT ROCKET MADDIE

EX-92

07-04

361

374

357

1092

(+136)

(+144)

(+127)

(+407)

VIEWLAND JACOBEAN

VG-87

06-00

342

383

321

1046

(+88)

(+103)

(+57)

(+248)

MCINTOSH BOLT GOLD

EX-94

07-06

305

400

299

1004

(+64)

(+129)

(+50)

(+243)

ASHTONIA AL MITEY TURQUOISE

VG-88

07-10

330

447

331

1108

(+41)

(+143)

(+40)

(+224)

YEARLINGS STANTON BROS LIMITED, ILDERTON ONTARIO INC 1024248, ST. BERNARDIN HEEG DAIRY INC, NEW HAMBURG STANTON BROS LIMITED, ILDERTON HESSON HOLSTEINS, LISTOWEL

2 YEAR OLDS BRABANTDALE FARMS LTD, NAVAN THURLER FARMS INC, SOUTH MOUNTAIN PATTI ALSOP, SINGHAMPTON

UP-RIDGE HOLSTEINS, EMBRO ALEXERIN DAIRY INC, MANOTICK

3 YEAR OLDS AVONBANK HOLSTEINS, ST. MARYS MORNINGSKY HOLSTEINS, MILBANK JOHN LEASK, CANNINGTON

WINDCROFT FARM, GANANOQUE OOSTVIEW FARM LTD, LAKESIDE

4 YEAR OLDS DANZEL HOLSTEINS, SHAKESPEARE DELHOME HOLSTEINS, MILVERTON

COMFORT HOLSTEINS, 2195337 ONT. INC, CARDINAL BRABANTDALE FARMS LTD, NAVAN

DANNROVING HOLSTEINS, PALMERSTON

5 YEAR OLDS VAN WYK BROS, WOODSTOCK CLAUDE SEGUIN, ST. ISIDORE FORBESVUE FARMS INC, SARNIA CARLDOT FARMS, STRATFORD FERME MIRELLA INC, ST. BERNARDIN

MATURE COWS ALLAN & LORNE VIS, MURILLO WINDCROFT FARM, GANANOQUE VIEWLAND FARMS LTD, THAMESFORD MCINTOSH HOLSTEINS, EMBRO ROBERT ASHTON, PORT PERRY

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Holstein Happenings

April 20

Peterborough County Holstein Club Banquet

July 5

July 26

July 5

July 27

Grey County Twilight Meeting, Rob & Alice Bumstead

Wellington County Twilight Meeting, Laverne Metzger, Wallenstein Victoria County Holstein Club & Milk Committee Banquet, Woodville Legion July 5-6 EastGen Challenge West, Stratford April 25 Ontario Spring Discovery July 6 Jersey Show, Ancaster Fairgrounds Ontario County Twilight Meeting, Judge: Andrew Vandermeulen Reg & Jane Shier, Cannington April 21

April 26

Ontario Spring Discovery Holstein Show, Ancaster Fairgrounds Judge: Carl Phoenix

MAY 2018 May 3-5 Dairy Sen$e, University of Guelph

July 6

July 9-10

Western Ontario Junior Show Woodstock Fairgrounds

July 9-10

JUNE 2018

June 9

July 10

Showmanship Workshop hosted by Peterborough County, Norwood Fairgrounds

June 23

Maxville Holstein Show, Judge: Jeff Stephens

June 26

Perth Twilight Meeting, Newmorning Holsteins, Monkton

June 28

Waterloo Twilight Meeting, Floraview Farms, Elmira

June 28

Elgin County Golf Day, Pleasant Valley Golf Club

June 29

Middlesex Twilight Meeting, Sunnybloom Farms, Ilderton

JULY 2018 July 3

Simcoe County Holstein Club Twilight Meeting, Sprucetone

July 3

Lambton Family Day

July 3

Elgin Twilight Meeting, Buis Farms

East-Central Junior Show, Orono Fairgrounds Waterloo Golf Day, Elmira Golf Course

July 11

Eastern Ontario Judging School, Cherry Crest Holsteins, Martintown

July 11

Lennox & Addington Twilight Meeting, Sutton Farms

July 4

Dufferin County Twilight Meeting

July 4

Huron Twilight Meeting

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AUGUST 2018 August 1

Middlesex Holstein Show, Judge Kevin McGriskin

August 2

Prince Edward County Twilight Meeting, Kane & Courtney Rutgers, Bloomfield August 4

Lennox & Addington Holstein Show, Napanee

August 9

Frontenac Family Night, Gary Gordon

August 10

Elgin Holstein Show, Judge Josh McKay

August 10

August 16

EastGen Challenge East, Markham

July 13

Victoria Twilight Meeting, Schailyn Holsteins, Woodville

July 17

Glengarry Family Night

July 18

Bruce Twilight Meeting

July 18

Durham County Twilight Meeting, Benrise Farms, Bowmanville

Northumberland Open Holstein Show, Campbellford. Judge Glenn Barkey

Lambton Golf Day

August 17-18

Junior All-Ontario Show, Woodstock Fairgrounds, Judge Brent Howe

Rural Scenes & Animal Portraits by Ted Burnside

July 18

Dundas Twilight Meeting, Gilmer Farms, South Mountain

July 19

Essex-Kent Twilight Meeting

July 20

July 20

Bruce Golf Day

Northumberland County Family Night, August 11 Rosanet Holsteins, Roseneath Glengarry Holstein Show

July 4

July 27

July 12-13

EastGen Showcast, Spencerville

Ontario Summer Show, Judge Adam Liddle, 9:00 am

July 12

July 3-4

Ontario Summer Show Showmanship Competition, 7:00 pm

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Oxford Twilight Meeting, Dairydale Farms, Embro

Peterborough County Twilight & “Dinner at the Dairy”, Crovalley Holsteins

Niagara’s “Dinner at the Dairy”, Moonlight Holsteins, Caistor Centre

July 25

Ontario Summer Show Clipping Competition, 7:00 pm

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New Field Rep for West-Central Ontario Named The Ontario Holstein Branch welcomes Amanda Comfort to the team as the WestCentral Field Representative. Amanda started on March 28 and will be handling the counties of Brant-Wentworth, Niagara, Haldimond-Norfolk, HaltonPeel and Wellington. She hails from Niagara county and comes from a dairy background, having grown up at her family’s dairy farm (Brookturn Holsteins) in St. Anns, Ont. She has been actively involved in 4-H, as well as her local Holstein Club. After graduating with an Associate Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, Amanda spent several months working for the Branch in a contract position in the West-Central District. While in the role, she focused on reaching out to all members, providing value and first-rate service wherever possible. Most recently, she worked for Cogent as a Sales Representative, a role that allowed her to gain tremendous knowledge in breeding management and management decision-making. In this role, Amanda also had the opportunity to meet many existing Holstein members in the WestCentral District, as she covered much of that territory on a regular basis. We are thrilled to have Amanda on board. Her belief in providing exceptional service and breeding management that produces profitable cows with longevity, combined with her hands-on knowledge, will allow her to move seamlessly into the role of the West-Central Field Representative. Her knowledge, positive attitude and tenacity will make her a tremendous asset to the team and we look forward to working with her going forward. Amanda can be contacted by email at amandacomfort@ontario.holstein.ca or by phone at 519-865-3815. www.ontario.holstein.ca

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CORRECTIONS In our Winter 2018 issue, we incorrectly listed the owner of three animals that performed well in the Junior All-Ontario portion of the Tri-County (Eastern Ontario Invitational) Show. Kirstan Brown of Kirlea is, in fact, the owner of Kirlea Solo’s Comet, Kirlea Solomon Polkaroo and Rideauside Livin Funky, and not Bethany MacDonald as was printed. We regret the error. We also incorrectly listed Ronbeth Holsteins as the winner of the All-Ontario Breeder’s Herd, when in fact, it was Kingsway’s animals apearing. Ronbeth was All-Ontario Junior Breeder’s Herd. We apologize for the oversight. the

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Herbert Henderson Farm: Hendercroft Holsteins Herd Size: 60 Milking Operation Type: Tie-stall Location: Ashton, Ontario (Carleton) 1. What is your family’s history with Holsteins? I am the the third generation to milk/operate the farm, but I am the first one to have purebred registered Holsteins and run under the prefix of Hendercroft Holsteins. 2. What are your breeding goals? Our goal is to breed show-type heifers that will develop into profitable milking cows with the ability to classify well and excel in the show ring. The cow that has the potential to classify Excellent and still can milk each lactation is the type of cow I strive for. 3. What genetic tools are most important in your breeding program? We consider regular DHI milk testing (which includes individual somatic cell count (SCC) testing) and classifications to be the most important tools in our program.

The Hendersons, back (l to r): Chad, Courtney and Matt. Front: Darlene and Herb. PHOTO SUBMITTED.

9. What is one thing you would tell a young farmer starting out that you wish you had been told? My advice would be: buy land! Land in our area has gone up 500 per cent in value over the last 20 years.

10. How do you use genomic information in your herd and what are your 4. Describe the ultimate/ideal cow for your operation. Our ideal cow is one that calves regularly, gets back in calf quickly, has thoughts on the future of genomics? We use it very lightly in our breeding choices. We use it as part of the a low SCC and can develop into an Excellent cow. package when we are looking at what to breed our cows to. If we like 5. What cow in your barn is currently the “Heart of the Herd”? the cow family, and the information is supportive of the bull, then we will use the bull. I believe that genomic information should be For me, the heart of the herd at the present time is Hendercroft used as a tool along with other breeding information. Fever Bazooka EX-95-2E. She is a cow that has done exactly what I strive for with achieving a high score in her classification, 11. How many cows do you flush each year? How do you market your embryos producing a superior lactation record while also winning the highest production award at the Ontario Summer show, Carleton/ that are for sale? Russell County show and the Eastern Ontario/ Western Quebec We flush roughly four cows a year and basically use the embryos on Championship Show respectively. She breeds back regularly farm. If we do have embryos for sale, we typically would post them and can compete at national shows and be competitive. She was on the Hendercroft Holsteins Facebook page. honoured as the All-Ontario 5-Year-Old in 2017 and nominated All-Canadian. She is also one of 12 Excellent daughters out of 12. Being in the breeding business, what traits do you find sell the best? Hendercroft Lheros Gumball EX-96-6E 22*. Good-uddered, well-balanced cows, with low SCC are the cows that sell the best. I personally admire cows that have great udders and 6. What are you most proud of in your herd/operation? dairy strength. We are proud of earning our Master Breeder in 2001 and being named Premier Breeder at the Eastern Ontario/Western Quebec 13. Which bull do you feel has had the most impact on your herd? Championship show 12 out of the last 13 years, while having There are several that have been influential over the years: Gibson, Grand Champion twice at this show. I also appreciate that my Counselor, Starbuck, Goldwyn, Atwood, Goldchip, Soloman and family enjoys being involved in the business as well. Doorman. 7. If you could improve one thing in your herd/operation, what would it be? 14. What are the management practices in place on your farm that you feel We need to work on housing for our dry/close-up cows. contribute the most to the success of your operation? At the beginning of my career, building a heifer barn was a wise 8. If you could have ANY cow standing in your barn, who would it be and why? There are so many cows that I have admired over the years, but if I choice that allowed the heifers to reach their fullest potential. In had to pin it down to one, for me it would be Quality BC Frantisco more recent years, the addition of tunnel ventilation in the milk barn has had a great impact on our cows’ comfort, production, and the EX-96 3E 16*. To me, this cow was able to prove herself in the environment that the people work in. ring, and as a brood cow in the barn, as well.

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