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Young Leaders Program 18 National Convention Highlights 19 2018 Heart of Herd Contest 19 Special to the Link - Giving Back: helping dairy farmers succeed across the globe 22 Show Reports 26 Ontario Dairy Youth Award Winners 28 Dairy Sen$e 30

Ontario Holstein Branch Office 20 Corporate Place, Brantford, ON N3T 5R4 Phone: (519) 653-6180 Fax: (519) 756-9982 Email: branch@ontario.holstein.ca www.ontario.holstein.ca EDITOR, Andrea Emond aemond@ontario.holstein.ca (519) 209-5553 DESIGN Andrea Emond, Laura Donkers AD DESIGN Jessica Willison, Leanna Lowry, Rebecca Abrams GENERAL MANAGER, Merina Johnston merinajohnston@ontario.holstein.ca (613) 360-0641 SECRETARY, Mary Poirier branch@ontario.holstein.ca CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Amanda Comfort, Ava Doner, Julie McIntosh, Tyler Yates

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CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Adrian Vander Wielen, Amanda Comfort, Angela Howard, BarnGirls Photography, Caitlin MacLeod, Derek Klumpenhouwer, Lauren Eby, Mary Poirier, Tara McKinven, The Bullvine WESTERN ONTARIO REP, Angela Howard angelahoward@ontario.holstein.ca (519) 535-7769 EAST-CENTRAL ONTARIO REP, Adrian Vander Wielen adrianvw@ontario.holstein.ca (705) 927-3701 WEST-CENTRAL ONTARIO REP, Amanda Comfort amandacomfort@ontario.holstein.ca (519) 865-3815 2018/2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT, Dave Johnston PAST PRESIDENT, Sandy O’Hara VICE PRESIDENT, Brad Lowry NATIONAL DIRECTOR, Dennis Werry ADDITIONAL BOARD MEMBERS Cole Verburg, Hans Pfister, James Cranston, Tara Bullock, Wilf Strenzke Reproduction, in whole or in part, of the editorial or advertising content is forbidden without the written consent of the Ontario Holstein Branch. PUBLICATIONS MAIL AGREEMENT NO. 41994024 RETURN UNDELIVERABLE CANADIAN ADDRESSES VIA DATA FILE TO: THELINK@ONTARIO.HOLSTEIN.CA

ON THE COVER: Cows at Darcroft Farms in Embro, Ont. enjoy green pastures and fresh air in early summer. Darcroft played host to delegates participating in Dairy Sen$e in May. The two time Master Breeder herd consists of 115 milking cows on 507 acres. (PHOTO BY CAITLIN MACLEOD)

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ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES My summers in the past always started out with good intentions. I’d plan to host talk-of-the-town backyard barbeques, complete with decorations, pinterest-worthy food and interesting guests to take it all in. I’d vow to keep my flowerbeds and front gardens weeded and mulched and looking lush for all who passed by on their evening stroll. I’d even plan to take on a DIY project around the house and expect it to turn out just like it did on those TV home shows. And then, three quarters of the way through the summer, reality would set in and I’d be left with one very sobering thought: it ain’t gonna happen! Or perhaps more to the point, it’s not going to happen the way I saw it happening. And that’s ok. If I’m being perfectly frank, it’s the same with the magazine you have in your hands at this very moment. Months in advance, we plan for an issue full of eyecatching ads and interesting content. And then, hay season starts and farmers get busy and life happens. Our plans don’t always go the way we intend, but we still make the best of it and manage to deliver a product we’re proud of, each and every time. I liken it to making hay: though you’d prefer to do it while the sun is shining, sometimes it has to happen in the rain. Taking a peek into this issue, I’m justifiably proud of what we’ve produced. We’ve partnered with new writers and designers, and together, created something we know you’ll enjoy reading, whatever your plans may be this summer!

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general mana ger’s messa ge Me at the Showmanship Judging School in Norwood with 4-Hers Heidi McFadden (l) and Ashlynn Crowley.

PRIORITIZATION - A NECESSITY AT ANY LEVEL Recently, with the help of hosts Peterborough County, we held a Showmanship Judging School for Judges, potential judges, and 4-H members. This was an opportunity for Judges to gain hands-on, in-depth experience and training in judging showmanship classes. However, the day of the event was a beautiful day for making hay across the province, and as a result, Judges (many of whom are also farmers) had to reprioritize their day. While we had significant 4-H numbers, attendance for official Judges was low. There is no ‘perfect day’ to schedule an event on our end, and like farmers, we have to risk the weather. This situation has led to an interesting discussion amongst our team on prioritization. Farmers prioritize every day, because there are never enough hours to do everything that needs to get done! Similarly, we prioritize as an organization. We create a budget annually that allows for a limited number of staffing hours, meaning we are forced to prioritize events, farm visits, projects, and activities. As I am sure you all experience on your own farms, prioritization can be difficult – we want to do everything!! In the end, it is with the support and direction of our Board of Directors that we are able to prioritize effectively. We also use member feedback to ensure we are doing our very best at meeting a variety of demands from the vastly different demographics of our membership. As such, I urge you to speak to your directors, our staff, or myself about your thoughts on prioritization and how you believe Holstein Ontario can bring the most value to its membership every day. Regards,

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A Day at the show

Twilight Time! Perth

These fellows had a great day at the Maxville Holstein Show on June 23rd. Nothing better than a day out seeing some great cows while catching up with old friends at the same time! From l to r: Frank Milne, Lynn Boyd, Gordon Dodge and Alison Fawcett. PHOTO BY DEREK KLUMPENHOUWER.

Brant-Wentworth

The first two twilights of the year took place on June 26, 2018 in Perth and Brant-Wentworth counties, respectively. York Guests to Perth’s meeting enjoyed a pork chop dinner Perfect summer weather drew large crowds at both events. and a live band. Brant-Wentworth twilight go-ers feasted on pulled pork on a bun thanks to Puddy’s Food Truck. Thanks to the hosts of these meetings (New Morning Holsteins of Monkton and Bergvale Acres Ltd. of St. George). PHOTOS BY DEREK KLUMPENHOUWER AND MARY POIRIER.

Spring Show SUCCESS!

Come from Away Cobequid Holsteins came all the way from Debert, Nova Scotia to take part in the Maxville Holstein Show this year. They had a strong day, winning the Premier Breeder Award. Pictured here, with their Breeder’s Herd is Luke McLellan, Cole Yuill, Raine Beckwith and Lane Yuill. PHOTO BY DEREK KLUMPENHOUWER. Congratulations to Quality Holsteins of Vaughan, Ont., who, for the fifth year in a row, co-owned a cow that was named Grand Champion at the Spring Discovery Show in April. Florbil Doorman Lilly, bred by Florbil Farms Ltd. of Mildmay, Ont. and co-owned by Florbil Farms Ltd., Quality Holsteins, Beckridge Holsteins of Keswick, Ont., Oscar Dupasquier of Guelph, Ont. and Agriber Societa Agricola SRL of Italy, was crowned as the show’s Grand Champion by Carl Phoenix at the April 26 show in Ancaster. In addition to Lilly’s win this year, Quality’s Spring Show victories are thanks to the following four cows: Quality Goldwyn Flinso (2014); Bosdale Gold Luster (2015) and Keylas Sid Roxanna (2016 and 2017). PHOTO BY THE BULLVINE.

Mega Moola Winner

It’s a Family Affair The Warner family’s farming roots in Peterborough County run deep, as does their involvement in their local Holstein Club. Pictured here are three generations of the family, all of whom have served as Club Presidents. Ron Warner (centre) was President in 1965-66, his son Dean in 1991-92 and Dean’s daughter, Stephanie Murphy, in 2017-18. Ron was also presented with a 70 year Veteran Breeder pin at the club’s banquet in April. PHOTO SUBMITTED.

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Congrats to Kevin Somerville, winner of the Mega Moola calf raffle at this year’s Spring Discovery Show. Kevin’s ticket was the last to be drawn in the 100 ticket elmination-style draw in April. He is pictured here with the calf he selected - Mapel Wood Doorman Blessings - and her breeder, Len Vis at left. Also appearing are Kevin’s kids, Lauren, Sarah and Mitchell. PHOTO BY BARNGIRLS PHOTOGRAPHY.

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Congratulations to the Wiiers!

1st Lactation Class

1. Carldot Windbrook Leanne - Cnossome Holsteins 2. Downiebrook Starla Atwood - Downiebrook Farms 3. Bobmur Cali Precious - Bobmur Farms & Cassie Hawthorne 4. Maplevue Doorman Lexi - Maplevue Farms 5. Legacy Envious Rainbow - Legacy Holsteins

3rd+ Lactation Class

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60,000+ kg Class

1. Ulmar Tailor Starburst - Pfister Dairy 2. Downiebrook Amelia Latham - Downiebrook Farms 3. Maplevue Goldwyn Leggy - Maplevue Farms 4. Webstar Gerard Galaia - Scenic Holsteins Photo Courtesy of Angela Howard

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BREEDERS’ CUP COMPETITIONS CONTINUE TO GROW STRONGER EACH YEAR, WITH CLUBS ADDING NEW CLASSES AND MORE AND MORE FARMS TAKING PART. THIS YEAR, 37 HOLSTEIN CLUBS IN ONTARIO HELD BREEDERS’ CUPS! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS APPEARING ON THE PAGES THAT FOLLOW AND THANK YOU THE SPONSORS AND JUDGES WHO MADE THE COMPETITIONS POSSIBLE!

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1 Carleton-Russell’s 3+ Lactations runner-up, Riverdown Atwood Ashes; 2 Glengarry’s Judge, Willy Huybregts (l) with Andrew and David (r) MacMillan of Lochdale Holsteins; 3 Maple-Ain Damion Lego was Leeds-Grenville’s Mature class winner; 4 Peterborough’s first-place winner in the 2nd Lactation class was Gendarra Alamo Tinky; 5 Lanark’s 1st Lactation winner, Barthaven Firstclass Finsco; 6 Dave Johnson and finance Dana Eaton at Nuview Farms during Middlesex’s Breeders’ Cup; 7 Donnandale Raleigh Dinkle was third in Hastings County’s 1st Lactation class; 8 Judge Morgon McMillan taking a good look at cows entered in Frontenac’s competition; 9 Judge Frank Donkers delivers his placings at Waterloo’s Breeders’ Cup Social; 10 Mistyglen’s Suzanne, Kris and Tom Pettit on competition day in Elgin; 11 Grey County’s 1st Lactation winner, Millbrooke Doorman Oakley; 12 Mapel Wood Doorman Stella was Brant-Wentworth’s winner in the 1st Lactation class; 13 Lovely-uddered Winright Gold Chip Argentia was Dundas’s 2nd Lactation winner and Reserve Grand Champion; 14 Prescott’s 60,000 KG+ winner, Overdale Damion Lindor; 15 Judge Devin O’Hara with owners of Victoria County’s 3+ Lactation winners, Dan Werry (Englidale SC Illara) and Ralph Hoar (Roycebrook Buckeye Callie); 16 Keylas Sanchez Nysa served double duty as the winner of Haldimand Norfolk’s 3+ Lactations class and 60,000 KG+ class.

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County BRANTWENTWORTH Judge – Ron Canning

BRUCE

Judge – Andrew Den Haan

CARLETONRUSSELL Judge – Devin O’Hara

DUFFERIN Judge – Matt Yates

DUNDAS

Judge – Ian Mathers

DURHAM

Judge – Morgon McMillan

ELGIN

Judge – Kyle MacLeod

ESSEX-KENT Judge – Josh McKay

FRONTENAC

Judge – Morgon McMillan

GLENGARRY

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GREY

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HALTON-PEEL Judge – Devin O’Hara

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DON-MAIR LOADED MAMA

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BRIDGEVIEW TENACIOUS DAKOTA

CRANHOLME CLARAS WIND

DON-MAIR AFTERSHOCK DEEDEE

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VALMAR DUNDEE JENNA

M APEL WOOD SNOWMAN BEAUTY

DON-MAIR JASPER GERRI

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HODGLYNN DOORMAN LADYSLIP

FLORBIL WINDBROOK PAULIANA

CHRISTHILL SABATH IVORY

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CHAKELBURG GOLDCHIP TWOPAIR

MEADOWBLOOM WINDBROOK TULIP

CHRISTHILL SHADOW LUCILLE

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DORAL DENZEL GALEN

ATOZ DAMION RASCAL

CEDARPATCH SANCHEZ GRIN

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HENDERCROFT ATWOOD HARMONY

GLENNHOLME WINDBROOK BRISSA

MELISTAR WATCH ME WHIP

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TEMPLEVIEW CULMINANT COBBLER

C V F ATWOOD LOOKING GOOD

TAYLORCROFT STANLEYCUP PELI

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BREEZE HILL GOLD JOYCELYN

RIVERDOWN ATWOOD ASHES

HENDERCROFT ATWOOD BUBLICIOUS

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KENTVILLE ATWOOD PRESLEY

WINDYHAVEN DOORMAN NAOMI

PONDVUE MCCUTCHEN PIPER

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KENTVILLE FREMONT ROCKSTAR

WATERDALE ANNAH JETTAIR

RODAH LAVANGUARD NELLI

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AIJA DOORMAN REALIZE

HARTHAVEN KB NYOMI TONKA

VRIESDALE LINEMAN ERASER

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WINRIGHT GOLD CHIP ARGENTINA

AIJA ATWOOD SEPIA

CREBROEK DAY LASSIE

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HARTHAVEN K B NICHE STANLEYCUP

PEMCREST WINONA WINNERS

HARMONY VIEW BAILEY

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VRIESDALE SHOTTLE BUDWEISER

HARTHAVEN KB JOLLY TOYSTORY

PEMCREST SHEBA DC

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FORWARD LEMUST 514

MAIFIELD BEEMER KIT

WERRCROFT DOORMAN DANNY

2nd Lactation

ALTONA LEA ALBUM JITTERBUG

ALTONA LEA BREKEM ANDIE

MAIFIELD MASCALESE KARLOTTA

3+ Lactations

FORWARD WINDBROOK 425

SIKMADALE ALEXANDER REVEAL

WELOVALE DENZEL CREAM PUFF

1st Lactation

SKIPPER CP TREVER

NARWOOD DEMPSEY OVATION

SILVERRIDGE GOLDCHIP LOGAN

2nd Lactation

MAPLEKEYS REGINALD MIMI

ALPAT IMPRESIVE DASH

SILVERRIDGE DOORMAN TRACY

3+ Lactations

RNC LAUTHORITY NEXIE

MAPLEKEYS BREAKOUT REBEKAH

EASTEDGE JAMMER JOANNE

1st Lactation

LILAC ROW GOLDCHIP BRADY

LORALANS G CHIP SNICKERS

RIGGFOOT JAY WALKER

2nd Lactation

LILAC ROW LEMIEUX ABBY

HARCLIFF DONJUAN JACOBA

LORALANS MUSKETEER MACY

3+ Lactations

LILAC ROW JETT AIR KAYXEE

LORALANS LAVANGUARD SENA

LILAC ROW LETERNEL YARELY

1st Lactation

GROENWAY MONTEREY DAZZLE

GORDONDELL CHELIOS BEVERLY

CATALYST SNOWY MILLA

2nd Lactation

SUNREST MILAN HONEYBEE

HICKORYACRES DOORMAN SONORA Hickoryacres Farms

Groenway Farms Inc.

3+ Lactations

GROENWAY STANLEY CUP RAZZLE

GORDONDELL SCARLET SEAVER

SUNREST GOLDWYN QUANTUM

1st Lactation

GLENGARRY SILVER ALIYA

KIRKLEA DOORMAN JOS LOUIS

DAMEYA ADDICTION SMIRNOFF RDC

2nd & 3rd Lactations

KIRKLEA EPIC RITZY

LOCHDALE JETT AIR CAMRYN

DENVAN TRIGGER NABILA

4+ Lactations

SILVEROAK LUCKY STAR CHANT

KIRKLEA PALERMO JEWEL

DAMEYA REDSHOT MADISON

1st Lactation

MILLBROOKE DOORMAN OAKLEY

UNIQUE GOLDEN RIO

LOYALYN MASCALESE JESSIE

3+ Lactations

MURLONE REGINALD COTTON

LOYALYN LATHORITY BROWNIE

MILLBROOKE ALEX CAPRICE

60,000 KG +

LOYALYN BENEDICT P JANNA

WOODBRIDGE STORMATIC ROSALYN

NAYLORCROFT OUTSIDE PIPER

1st Lactation

SKYLINE LOADED LAVETTE

PLUM VALLEY SOLOMON JEM

APPLEVUE ELUDE PATRICE

3+ Lactations

APPLEVUE MCCUTCHEN CAPRICE

MOUNT KOLB CHELIOS ADELMA

SKYLINE AFTERSHOCK SLUSHIE

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C.J. Vanderlip & Sons Starbrite & Hodglynn Chakelburg Holsteins Doral Farms Inc.

Herbert Henderson

Templeview Holsteins, Brian Joseph Enright Sildajak Holstein

Kentville Holsteins Kentville Holsteins

Jaquemet Holsteins

Brian Joseph Enright

Harthaven Farms Inc. Vriesdale Holsteins Zekveld Farms Ltd. Altona Lea Farms

Zekveld Farms Ltd.

Schipper Farms Ltd. Maplekeys Farms

Redstone Holsteins Lilac Row Farms Lilac Row Farms Lilac Row Farms

Groenway Farms Inc.

Sunrest Farm

Groenway Farms Inc.

Glengarry Stock Farms Inc. Robert D. MacDonald Silveroak Farm Ltd. Ed Meulendyk

Pondbank Farms Ltd.

Rob & Alice Bumstead Skyline Holsteins Applevue Farm

Legend-Maker Holsteins Doug Cranston

Mapel Wood Farms, O’Connor Land & Cattle Co.

Florbil Farms Ltd. Paul Leis

A To Z Farms (2006) Ltd. Glennholme Holsteins Clearview Farm

Riverdown Holsteins A & E Dairy Ltd.

Waterdale Farms Ltd. Harthaven Farms Inc. Jaquemet Holsteins Pemcrest Farm

Harthaven Farms Inc. Almet Farms Ltd.

Altona Lea Farms

Sikmadale Holsteins Don & Diane Catt Alpat Holsteins

Maplekeys Farms

Loralans Holsteins

Bally Bright Farms Ltd Loralans Holsteins

Gordondell Holsteins

Gordondell Holsteins

Robert D. MacDonald Lochdale Holsteins

Robert D. MacDonald Unique Holsteins

Rob & Alice Bumstead

Woodbridge Holsteins Plum Valley Holsteins Mount Kolb Farm

Don-Mair Farms Don-Mair Farms Don-Mair Farms Christhill Farms Christhill Farms

Cedarpatch Holsteins Melistar Holstein Brent Taylor

Herbert Henderson Allan Miller

A & E Dairy Ltd.

Vriesdale Holsteins

Eric Van Den Broek

Harmony View Farms Pemcrest Farm

Werrcroft Farms Ltd. Almet Farms Ltd. Welovale Farms

Silverridge Farms Ltd. Silverridge Farms Ltd. East Edge Holsteins

Robert & Anne Skidmore Loralans Holsteins Lilac Row Farms

Catalyst Holsteins, Orserdale Farms

GROENWAY ATWOOD COPENGHAGEN

Sunrest Farm    

Dameya Holsteins Adrian St. Denis

Dameya Holsteins

Rob & Alice Bumstead Ed Meulendyk

Stephen J. Naylor Applevue Farm

Skyline Holsteins

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County HALDIMANDNORFOLK Judge – Adam Hunt

HASTINGS Judge – Ian Mathers

HURON

Judge – Matt Walker

LAMBTON

Judge – Greg McLean

LANARK Judge – Ian Fraser

LEEDSGRENVILLE Judge – John Werry

LENNOX & ADDINGTON

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

1st Lactation

KEYLAS MCCUTCHEN SHARI

RAELAND DOORMAN WISH

BACHLEE DEMPSEY LORI

2nd Lactation

PEARTOME CANDICE CAMERON BURE

KEYLAS ATWOOD SHEBAH

PEARTOME GOLDEN GIRL

3rd Lactation

KEYLAS SANCHEZ NYSA

PEARTOME HONEY CRISP

HAZYACRE DRAKE MOLSON

60,000 KG +

KEYLAS SANCHEZ NYSA

DEBOER MR SAM DALHIA

DEBOER REDESIGN DIPPS

1st Lactation

JEFFRED IMPRESSION LULU

BROWNSONLEA MCCUTCHEN REBA

DONNANDALE RALEIGH DINKLE

3+ Lactations

RICHLAND WINDBROOK REGIN

WILACRES SANCHEZ RUMPEL

JEFFRED SHADOW TALLULA

1st Lactation

HEATHER HOLME SID DORINDA

DUTCHDALE SHOWCASE KAREN

DUTCHDALE WICKHAM NATE

3+ Lactations

HEATHER HOLME GOLDWYN DALLAS

DUTCHDALE GOLDWYN MINDY

BREEZY BRADNICK LUMBA

1st Lactation

CHURCHILL GOLD CHIP ROZLYN

HILLSETT GOLDCHIP BERU

ERROLEA SID BENTLEY

3+ Lactations

WILLOWLANE LAVOR KORI

ERROLEA WINDBROOK BELLA

WILLOWLANE MINISTER MALIBU

1st Lactation

BARTHHAVEN FIRSTCLASS FINSCO

TIMCON MILWAUKEE ATWOOD

TRI-YUILL DEMPSEY ABIGAIL

3+ Lactations

SYMCROFT DUPLEX NICADIDDLE

TIPPER SNOWLEOPARD VICTORIA

TRI-YUILL ATTIC MADONNA

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PENLOW GEORGANA FORTUNE

SYMCROFT GOLDWYN COURTNEY

BARTHHAVEN MISCHIEF BEVERLY

1st Lactation

MAITLAND MEADOWS SANCHEZ DEZZY

ROCKABERRY DEMPSEY CROWN

SNOWDAME ENDURE CORY

2nd Lactation

JOBO IMPRESSION HENNIE

GERANN IMPRESSION MELINA

CREEK SIDE NATIAN ATLAST

Mature Cows

MAPLE-AIN DAMION LEGO

GERANN SHOTTLE MELODY

SNOWDAME CHELIOS LIPBALM

Douglas Winger

Peartome Holsteins Douglas Winger Douglas Winger

Fred Jeffs & family Richland Holsteins

Glen & Curtis McNeil Glen & Curtis McNeil Churchill Holsteins Brian Slaughter

Kenneth Darwin Ziebarth Glen M. Syme Penlow Farms

Maitland Meadows Farms Ltd., Jim Phoenix Jobo Farms Inc.

Maple-Ain Holsteins

Erieview Farms Limited Douglas Winger

Peartome Holsteins

De Boer Acres Holsteins Brownsonlea Farm Wilacres Farms

Perry J. Van Osch Perry J. Van Osch Hillsett Farms

Errolea Holsteins Timcon Holsteins James J. Tims

Glen M. Syme

Rock-A-Berry Holsteins Gerann Holsteins Gerann Holsteins

Bachlee Farms

Peartome Holsteins

Willowcreek Genetics

De Boer Acres Holsteins Donnandale Farms Fred Jeffs & family Perry J. Van Osch Haag Farms Inc.

Errolea Holsteins Brian Slaughter

Tri-Yuill Holsteins Tri-Yuill Holsteins

Kenneth Darwin Ziebarth Snowdame Farm

Creek Side Holsteins, Ian Dingwall Snowdame Farm

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SELBYVALE SNOWY TONYA

BROWNLANDS SID SOPHIE

NACONA ACROBAT SHAUNA

Judge – Ian Mathers

2nd Lactation

BROWNLANDS DOORMAN MINDY

POPLARDELL SANCHEZ BATZBEKIND

BERKENDALE MACHELO JAPPIE

MIDDLESEX

1st Lactation

DZFINCH ZELGADIS KAY

COMRIE DOORMAN UDELAWARE

ELLIOTTDALE SMOKIN DASHIER

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MRFINCH SID TALEISHA

ELLIOTTDALE STEADY ECHO

LANEHAVEN LADNER 662

1st Lactation

SILVERHOLME SUPERPOWER LEIA

HUIZTEIN NUMERO UNO SMURFETTE

MOONSHINE JAKE SAPPY

2nd Lactation

JOYACRES ALBUM JODI

ABBYLAYNE IMPRESSION ASTRE

HUIZTEIN GILLESPY DELILA

3+ Lactations

LUXURY STANLEYCUP BELLA

JOYACRES STEADY GYPSY

MOONSHINE CEO COLORADO

Dam & Daughter

BROOKTURN MCCUTCHEN RUBY & BROOKTURN DEMPSEY RHYME

LUXURY JETT AIR HEATHER & LUXURY AFTERSHOCK HARLEY

MOONSHINE 1ST CLASS COLUMBIA & MOONSHINE CEO COLORADO

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BLUEBERRY BYWAY DAYLITE

VERLIN DEMPSEY DANA

CEDARVILLE DEMPSEY ODEHINE

2nd Lactation

VERLIN DEXTER DAISY

VEUVESIDE NUMERO XEANIE

BLUEBERRY FEVER LITTLE

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CEDARVILLE JAY BRIENNE

BLUEBERRY JETT AIR BRIER

CASCADES WINDBROOK BOTTINE

1st Lactation

BENSONCREST COLLATERAL PRYA

DAIRYHIRST CRICHTON 838

LOVSHIN AFTERSHOCK SHADE

3+ Lactations

LOVSHIN SHOTTLE KATO

COMBVIEW SOPHIE SANDY

INGHOLM WINDHAMMER BEATRY

1st Lactation

WILADA RIBERY CINDERELLA

ALEAH ATWOOD BABY DOLL

MAPLEBROUGH DOORMAN LENA

3+ Lactations

MAPLEBROUGH STANLEYCUP ELIZA

WILADA SALOON MILDRED

LOA-DE-MEDE SANCHEZ JACQUELINE

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ELMCROFT DEMPSEY CHEERIO & ELMCROFT DEMPSEY CHECKERS

LOA-DE-MEDE DURBIN MIKEY & LOA-DE-MEDE FORTUNATE MONICA

COXLYN WINDHAMMER WHOOPI & COXLYN WINDHAMMER WANDA

1st Lactation

ARTIFACT HAVEN TORRENT

HANALEE DAY CHARCOAL

DUALANE DUDE DAKINI

3+ Lactations

NEW GALMA GOLD CHIP ARACELI

CITYVIEW PATRICIA DOORMAN

MAPLEKAY STJH ALLURE

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MCINTOSH R DAMION

HANALEE BAXTER JENNA

DAIRYDALE MR. SAM SMARTIES

Judge – Jon Kingdon

NIAGARA

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NIPPISSINGSUDBURY Judge – Grant Armstrong

NORTHUMBERLAND

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ONTARIO Judge – Colin Leach

OXFORD

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Silverholme Holsteins Ltd.

Archie & Nancy Huizinga Luxury Holsteins

Blueberry Holsteins Verlin Holsteins Ferme Roberge

Bensoncrest Farms Lovshin Farms Ltd.

David & Bernice Andrews Maplebrough Holsteins

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New Galma Dairy McIntosh Holsteins

Brownlands Farm

W. Bruce Caughey

Comrie Farms Ltd. Elliottdale Holsteins Huiztein Farms Inc. Albert Fledderus

Archie & Nancy Huizinga

Verlin Holsteins

Clement & Fernande Rainville Blueberry Holsteins

Ron & Margaret Elmhirst Combview Farms Ltd.

Aleah Farms Ltd., Matthew & Tyler Yates David & Bernice Andrews

Hank & Nancy-Lee Hazeleger D.W. Karn Farms Inc.

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Berkendale Farms

Elliottdale Holsteins Bloetjes Farms Ltd.

Moonlight Holsteins Huiztein Farms Inc.

Moonlight Holsteins

Ferme Roberge

Blueberry Holsteins

Ferme Cascade (Seguin) Inc. Lovshin Farms Ltd. Ingholm Farms

Maplebrough Holsteins

Loa-De-Mede Farms Ltd.

Kloepfer Holdings Ltd. Breamont Holsteins

Dairydale Farms Ltd.

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Judge – Jon Kingdon

PETERBOROUGH Judge – Morgon McMillan

PRESCOTT

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PRINCE EDWARD Judge – Randy Bullock

RENFREW

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SIMCOE

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STORMONT Judge – Ben Leach

TEMISKAMING COCHRANE Judge – Kevin McLean

VICTORIA

Judge – Devin O’Hara

WATERLOO

Judge – Frank Donkers

WELLINGTON Judge – Adam Zehr

YORK

Judge – Justin Crowley

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DOWNIEBROOK STARLA ATWOOD

BOBMUR CALI PRECIOUS

3+ Lactations

DOWNIEBROOK LIZ DUPLEX

SHYLANE ZELGADIS JORDANNA

SKINHEIR JETT RADELLA

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ULMAR TAILOR STARBURST

DOWNIEBROOK AMELIA LATHAM

MAPLEVUE GOLDWYN LEGGY

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CROVALLEY GOLD CHIP MADERIA

GENDARRA DEMPSEY HOPSCOTCH

RONBETH DOORMAN DENALI

2nd Lactation

GENDARRA ALAMO TINKY

PLOEGSWAY GOLD CHIP BAMALAM

KEDEB FEVER BAILEY

3+ Lactations

VELAN LEADER LAURA

CROVALLEY FEVER SHANTEL

PLOEGSWAY GOLD CHIP NORA

1st Lactation

BONNIE BRAE DOORMAN MARLEE

BURNACRES BLAKE BAY

MOUNT ELM BLAKE SIESTA

2nd Lactation

BARBROOK CASSIDY LAVANGUARD

OVERDALE SEAVER ROLEX

BONNIE BRAE BROKAW TRADITION

3+ Lactations

YORELLEA FEVER KISS

JOEL BARBIEBARB WINDBROOK

BONNIE BRAE PROSPECT MADISON

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MOUNT ELM KITE JAWBREAKER

TROMBLEY-DAIRY LHEROS JEWEL

NIXHOLM LEE NELL

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OVERDALE DAMION LINDOR

YORELLEA ROY JENNA

WINVADORE BAXTER OLIVIA

1st Lactation

WALTZ ACRE ATWOOD DUTCHESS

NETHERCAN CONTROL TINA

PRINSVILLE WINDBROOK BRITT

3+ Lactations

KUIPERSVIEW SAMUELO ELEANOR

GLORYMORN MR BURNS 358

WILHOLME SONAR RANA

1st Lactation

LINDEN VIEW MERCURE CHIFFON

KELMAC AFTERSHOCK 1033

HAYWAY DOORMAN AUSTIN

2+ Lactations

GREENLARK ROSES CASSIE

GOULDHAVEN SWEENVIEW LIBERTY

BLONDIN TJR BOMBERO MAPLE

60,000 KG +

BOOTLEGGER ABS BEACHBUNNY

ACRESGLENN SHOTTLE ROCKET

WEENARDA SHARK CHELSEA

1st Lactation

FISHERVALE UNIX ALIMONY

JANBRIAN CAREY PRICE GABBY

EARINCLIFFE FLORIAN DALLAS

2nd Lactation

SPENCROFT SAMMY ESTHER

EARINCLIFFE DEFENDER SHERONA

HAANVIEW CHELIOS ILA

3+ Lactations

HARVDALE LAUTHORITY PEANUT

PRETTY-VIEW ATTIC DOOR

SPENCROFT SID LAMIYAH

2nd Lactation

REDLODGE IMPRESSION PENNY

PAYNESIDE FAST AND FURIOUS

WENALLT DOORMAN SUNDEE

4+ Lactations

ROCLANE FEVER ICE CUBE

WENALLT DEMPSEY IRIS

KNONAUDALE MISTY

1st Lactation

MCLEAN’S BREKEM DOLLY

LORNEVA LOADED DALLY

DOUBLERIDGE SNOWMAN MYA

2nd Lactation

DOUBLERIDGE DEMPSEY JESSIE

LORNEVA SANCHEZ PATTY

DEL RIO SACHA BRAWLER

3+ Lactations

LORNEVA DEMPSEY DAWN

DOUBLERIDGE CIRCUIT JAI

POSCHOLM IGNITER MARDI

1st Lactation

CLARKRIDGE DEMPSEY WYNONNA

CLARKVALLEY ARMANI LISA

KAWARTHA GOLD CHIP VENEZUELA

3+ Lactations

ENGLIDALE SC ILLARA

LEACHLAND BRAXTON DIXIE

ROYCEBROOK BUCKEYE CALLIE

1st Lactation

ROTHOLME BEAUFORT MATILDA

PERRINRIDGE ARMANI CURLIE

CLAYNOOK CLARISSA ALTASPRING

3+ Lactations

MORNINGSKY ATWOOD IMOGEN

CLAYNOOK KAYLANA TAILOR

ROTHOLME STEADY SADIE

60,000 KG +

BRUVIEW SHOTTLE CAMEO

WELANE GOLDWYN HERO

POPLARVALE DUPLEX EBONY

1st Lactation

MILESTONE MALLARD MILKWAY

WALKERBRAE LAMBARTY MACKIENZIE

GLEN ISLAY CHELIOS STAR LOW

3+ Lactations

DARWELL WINDBROOK CHRISTIE

SHADYRAIL DEMPSEY WILLOW

CLAYHAVEN SAMUELO LUCKY

60,000 KG +

DARWELL ROY SOPHIE

1st Lactation

QUALITY AFTERSHOCK FABLE

LOCKMAR SID KISHA

BECKRIDGE GOLDEN DREAMS LAKE

Mature Cows

QUALITY GOLDWYN FIERCE

BECKRIDGE ATWOOD LESLIE

LOCKMAR WINDBROOK JINX

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Downiebrook Farms Ltd. Pfister Dairy

Crovalley Holsteins Gendarra Farm Velan Farms

Bruce & Susan Mode Barbrook Holsteins Yorellea Farms

Neil & Bryan Anderson Overdale Farms Ltd. Waltz Acre Farms Kuipersview Farm

Van Lindenberg Farms Inc. Greenlark Farms

Bootlegger Holsteins Fishervale Acres Ltd. Roger Spence

Harvdale Holsteins, Dr. Tim Henshaw Redlodge Farms Inc. Roclane Holsteins Mclean’s Dairy

Doubleridge Holsteins Freedom Farms Inc.

Clarkridge Holsteins Loka Holsteins

Rotholme Holsteins

Morningsky Holsteins Bruview Holsteins Angela Dolson

Les & Darlene Sharpe

Downiebrook Farms Ltd. John Mccallum

Downiebrook Farms Ltd. Gendarra Farm

John Vanderploeg

Crovalley Holsteins Burnacres Farms

Overdale Farms Ltd.

Michel Beaulieu & Ferme Normlyne Bruce & Susan Mode Yorellea Farms

Kamink Farms Ltd.

Herman & Marianne Prinzen

Kelmac Farms, Bootlegger Holsteins Gouldhaven Farms Glenn Acres Farm

Brian W. Stephenson Scott Brethet

Prettyview Farms Limited Payneside Farms Inc.

Wenallt Holsteins Inc. Freedom Farms Inc. Freedom Farms Inc.

Doubleridge Holsteins

Clarkvalley Holsteins, Jeff Stephens Colin & Karen Leach

Perrinridge Farms Ltd. Claynook Farms Ltd. Lewis Weber

Walkerbrae Farms Randy Martin

Bobmur Farms, Cassie Hawthorne Skinheir Holsteins Inc. Maplevue Farms

Ronbeth Holsteins Kedeb Acres

John Vanderploeg

Neil & Bryan Anderson Bruce & Susan Mode Bruce & Susan Mode Yorellea Farms

Wandlynn Farm

Prinsvlle Dairy Farms Inc. Wilhome Farms

Hay-Way Farms Fepro Farms Fepro Farms

Scott Brethet

Haanview Farms Inc. Roger Spence

Wenallt Holsteins Inc.

Knonaudale Farms Inc. Doubleridge Holsteins

Renald & Simon Gravel Renald & Simon Gravel Kawartha Holsteins Ralph S. Hoar

Claynook Farms Ltd. Rotholme Holsteins

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STORY AND PHOTOS BY AVA DONER

It’s a Family Affair The crew at Gerann: Front, from l to r: Cydney Smith, Dawn, Alex, and Mark Wynands. In back, John and Ryan Wynands.

GERANN HOLSTEINS riving along the 401 near Cardinal, Ontario, it is hard to miss the bright red barns that line the north side of the highway. However, the views that you see today are immensely different from what you would have seen there a decade and a half ago. Some days, even John and Dawn Wynands, who run the farm along with their four kids and niece Cydney Smith, are amazed at how much their farm has grown and changed. “Everyone has helped us get here, everyone is on board,” Dawn says proudly of her farm-focused family.

They farmed the land and milked 40 purebred Holsteins until their retirement in 1986. After that, John and Dawn took over, a transition that was natural considering their already deep involvement. For 17 years, the couple milked in the standing tie-stall barn until they decided to build a free-stall barn with a walk-through parlour in 2003. In 2008, their quota increases drove them to put an addition onto the milk barn. Their rate of expansion was continuing to increase so quickly that, in 2011, they opted to build a 30-stall rotary parlour to milk more efficiently.

The farm’s history dates back to 1956 when John’s father, Gerald, “We really like the environment that the BouMatic internal rotary bought the farm after immigrating to Canada from Holland after gives us because we are cow people,” John says. “It gives us the World War II. Three short years later, John’s mom, Anna, came into ability to still see all the cows while they are being milked.” the picture and Gerann Holsteins was established. www.ontario.holstein.ca

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Fortunately for the Wynands, a huge benefit of a rotary parlour is the ability to expand milking facilities without having to rebuild. Currently, they milk 260 Holsteins, which is comprised of 220 animals under the Gerann prefix and approximately 40 cows for neighbours who recently suffered a barn fire. Each milking takes approximately two-and-a-half hours and they milk three times a day at 5:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR As with every operation, when expansion occurs, work increases and additional labour is required. Luckily, timing has been on the Wynand’s side. John and Dawn have four children who are all interested in agriculture. While their farm has been expanding, their kids have been returning home to farm post-graduation. “Something unique about our farm is that we have so many family members interested in agriculture and three of our four kids have returned to the farm full time,” says Dawn. “[We all] have a passion for agriculture in different ways.” John’s passion lies with the cows, which is why he is in charge of the barn management including doing most of the milkings and sire selection. Dawn enjoys caring for the calves and maintaining the farm books. Their oldest son, Ryan, focuses on the farm’s equipment and crops. He’s married to Aneka, who works for the National Bank in the Agricultural Department and is expecting their third child. John and Dawn’s younger son, Mark, helps with the barn management and cow health and is married to Megan who works for DHI as a DairyComp Specialist and is expecting their second child. Their youngest daughter, Alex, helps with barn management and works alongside Mark in the animal department. John and Dawn’s oldest daughter, Erin, is currently completing her PhD at the University of Minnesota where she is focusing on dairy welfare research with a special interest in dairy cattle lameness. Additionally, their niece, Cydney Smith, lives on the farm and helps with milking, feeding calves and doing whatever else is necessary when she’s not occupied with her full-time job as a milk tester for DHI. On top of help from family members, Gerann employs five part-time workers to assist with milking, feeding and operating equipment. “We are a team here,” Dawn says. “We are all equal and have our own responsibilities, but we will all help out wherever needed.” As she explains this, her family all come in from the field from picking stones for a quick breakfast together.

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-DAWN WYNANDS Gerann has based their breeding strategy on a combination of type and production. “Now more than ever we are looking at health traits and efficiency while picking sires,” says John. “We are trying to breed the Canadian true type model. An ideal cow in our barn the pedigree, we like to put [him in].” Furthermore, they see a benefit is a moderate-sized cow with a balance of good production and in using polled sires. “Horned animals have grown to be an animal functional type.” welfare issue and we feel very strongly that we should be using sires Currently, Gerann uses approximately 50 per cent genomic bulls to prevent it,” he says. It is evident that their breeding strategies and 50 per cent proven sires. “We believe that genomics are very have been working as their most recent classification resulted in 5 sound and should be utilized more often,” John says. “The science ME, 10 EX, 129 VG, 126 GP and 15 G, and their most recent BCA behind it is proven and we feel that it can be used in a very practical is 258-286-266. way.” Some bulls that have made a beneficial impact on their herd Without question, one of their all-time herd favourites is the wellare Allen, Mogul, Shottle, Bolton and Doorman. In sync with the known Gerann Roy Grendel EX-96-2E. When Mark was in 4-H, he majority of dairy breeders around the world, John has been impressed had the opportunity to show Grendel as a 4-H calf. Although she with Goldwyn and his sons. “Anywhere we don’t have Goldwyn in

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brought the most out of Grendel.” Not only was Grendel nominated All-Canadian 2-Year-old in 2010, she came back to the middle of the ring each show season and in 2013, she was second-place 5-yearold at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Reserve All-Ontario and Reserve All-Canadian. Another shining star in the Gerann herd is Gerann Allen Meranda EX-92-3E. She has three classified daughters - two scored Very Good - and a Shottle daughter, Gerann Shottle Melody, scored EX-91-5E. The family proved itself to breed well again in the next generation with Melody’s daughter, Gerann Lauthority Mohawk, scoring EX-91-2E and still yielding daughters in the herd today.

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LOOKING AHEAD The Wynands are very strong supporters of animal welfare and believe it’s essential to always be transparent with consumers. They see the benefits of proAction and are completely on board with the direction that the industry is headed in order to be as progressive as possible. To complement their theory, Dawn is a member of the “Farm Comes to Town” Committee, which provides the annual opportunity for hundreds of grade four students from the region to learn about agriculture and understand where their food comes from. “We live in Grenville County, which only has 29 producers, but it is such an amazing county filled with active people,” Dawn says. “We feel it is important to be involved however we can be and so does the rest of the county. There is so much support between each other.” Dawn has also dedicated time to be on the Milk Committee for 10 years and John has been a board member for CanWest DHI and is strongly involved with the GayLea Co-op.

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was a long, black, stylish calf, she typically landed in the middle of the final lineup at shows. All that changed, however, in 2010 when she calved in as a Junior 2-year-old and an Austrian exchange trainee that was working for Gerann decided she wanted to take her to their local show. Luckily for her, Grendel was already trained from her 4-H days, so on short notice, she was loaded on the truck and taken to the Tri-County Show. Before the show even started, interest had sparked conversation in the barn and Grendel was sold. After being flipped a couple of times, Grendel ended up at the world-renowned show herd, Quality Holsteins in 2011. “We were so happy to hear she ended up at Eksteins,” John says. “It is a great home and they www.ontario.holstein.ca

Not only do they love volunteering with organizations they are passionate about, John and Dawn enjoy being involved as it opens doors to meet and learn from others. “With the industry always changing, it would be nice to know something, but you never do!” Dawn jokes. “We enjoy the challenge of the industry as it pushes us to consistently learn.” These days, the Wynands are learning about the challenges of succession planning. “Succession planning is very important in our stage of life right now,” Dawn shares. “It can be a challenge to get it so everyone is happy with their future, but we are working on it and happy to be doing it as a family.” Part of their succession plan is to continue to buy quota every month so the farm is sustainable for business growth. However, as growth continues, space for new cows needs to increase, too. To this end, the Wynands are looking to build a new milk cow barn in the near future and are always looking to buy land if it fits their business plan and complements the 1,000 acres they currently own. John and Dawn feel that it is important to set benchmarks and goals to push themselves in the business. One of their goals is to get on CanWest DHI Top 40 Management Charts and stay there, and one day they would love to have the honour of receiving their Master Breeder Shield. But for now, they’re content to enjoy their cows, their kids, and their grandkids, and the life they have built together in 32 years on the farm. “In the end, we just feel that being involved in the agricultural community is pretty special,” Dawn says. “And to do it with your family, well, nothing gets better.” The

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2018 National Convention Young Leaders meet to experience Tradition & Innovation

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The morning of April 10 dawned bright and crisp as 31 Young Leaders from coast to coast packed their bags and began their journey to Quebec City. Throughout the day, the delegates filtered into the downtown hotel, checked in, met their roommates, and found a bite to eat. The Young Leaders 2018 Holstein Convention kicked off at 7 p.m. with introductions and icebreakers. While at first, attendees reunited with old friends, it wasn’t long before everyone was making new friends. The first full day found the Young Leaders in-class, ready to learn. Kicking off the day was Dr Déborah Santschi of Valacta who spoke on heifer and calf management. Along with educating the Young Leaders on new research in regards to colostrum quality and quantity, she showed us several tools for testing colostrum quality, discussed feeding regimes for young calves and demonstrated the importance of a weight target for breeding heifers opposed to a height target. Next to the podium was Dann Brady of Blondin Sires Inc. He discussed genomics and marketing to a captivated audience. The third speaker of the day was Martin Lacertes, who spoke on his experience of a non-family farm transfer. He is currently in the process of taking over a farm from a neighbour and told us about this experience and the importance of communication. All three of these talks were well received and were discussed amongst the Young Leaders for the remainder of the convention. Wrapping up the in-class session was a very informative presentation from Holstein Canada highlighting the tools available to promote success on farm. It was then time to explore Old Quebec City and enjoy the architecture and history the city had to offer. The evening provided an opportunity for delegates to meet with Holstein Canada Directors and to get to know them better. The third day of convention was show day in Victoriaville! While most of the day was on our own, catching the show or networking with friends, we had two scheduled events. The first was a Master Breeder panel with two of the year’s newly minted Master Breeders- Les and Darlene Sharpe of Darwell, and John Hylkema of Hyljon. They each told the delegates a little bit about their farms and their journey to this prestigious award before opening the floor for questions. Both breeders highlighted the importance of communication, doing what they love and breeding cows they are proud of. For me personally, one of the best pieces of advice came in response to the question, “If they went back in time and did it all over, what would they do differently?” Interestingly, both breeders said they would do everything they’ve done, only sooner. At the show we also got to spend time ringside with one of Holstein Canada’s Official Judges, where we had the opportunity to get advice and ask questions. After a day at the show, we returned to Quebec City to attend the evening’s entertainment. The event was called Mixology and was sponsored by CIAQ (Semex), Select Sires, and ST genetics. Each company had a featured beverage for attendees to try and vote on at the end of the night. CIAQ’s bicyclepowered milkshake was the overwhelming favourite, though I’m not sure if it was the actual drink or the novelty of peddling a bike that was the winning

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2013 - Dandyland Leduc Legend EX-93-5E-CAN 5*

2014 - McIntosh Jewel Lee EX-4YR-CAN 32*

2015 - Plum Valley Goldwyn Julia EX-93-4E-CAN

2016 - Bosdale Outside Portrait EX-94-2E-CAN 15*

2017 - Redlodge Aeroline Jessie EX-90-6E-CAN 5*

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UPON ENTERING THE FREE-STALL BARN OF MARK AND LORETTA MARTIN JUST NORTH OF ARTHUR, ONTARIO, IT’S NOT HARD TO NOTICE THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL THAT GOES INTO MANAGING THE FARM AND ITS EFFECT ON THE COWS. THEY ALL APPEAR CALM AND COMFORTABLE; MOST OF THEM ARE LYING ON THEIR MATS WITH DEEP-BEDDED STRAW AND OTHERS ARE GRAZING THROUGH THEIR TMR AT THE FEED ALLEY. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT IN SUCH A WELCOMING AND PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH EXCITEMENT AND MANY CHALLENGES OVER THE PAST SIX MONTHS FOR THE MARTIN FAMILY.

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After waiting patiently on the list of the new-entrant program for five years, it was finally time for Mark and Loretta to start building on the 150-acre farm they purchased in the summer of 2014. The 48-cow milking herd moved into the double-6 GEA parallel parlour on September 1st, 2017. Just two months after adjusting to their lifestyle, they were blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Terry. Mark’s passion for dairy cows came from growing up on a tiestall farm, not far from where he is currently farming. He also worked off the farm as a carpenter while still helping his father at Valleyview Farms until he began farming full-time on his own with his wife Loretta. Loretta has not had as much experience with dairy cows as she comes from a broiler chicken and beef background. However, their hard work and dedication to their herd has proved that experience is not the only way to measure your knowledge of dairy cows. As Mark explains, “We are always learning. We learn everyday and listen to our veterinarian, nutritionist, our EastGen Sales Representative and Holstein Canada Classifiers.” Loretta and Martin first began using Holstein Canada’s services to buy NLID tags to identify their animals. They decided to register to better understand their lineage and maintain a low inbreeding rate. They have also recently classified their herd with an 81.1 point herd average overall (one point above the national average). They are using the classification system to understand the weakest phenotypic traits to help them better select bulls while protecting their strongest traits exhibited by the herd overall. Their goal is to breed cows that track on a strong set of feet and legs, produce high volumes of milk and display overall balance. By classifying their cows and using a blend of proven and genomic bulls they will reach their herd goals at a faster rate. Mark is breeding his own cows, which has enhanced his reproductive management in his cows. He is currently using EastGen’s mating program and is using bulls such as Lautrust, Unix, Album, Midnight and Bombero. The Martin family is dedicated to the quality care of their cows. They have shown that by investing in a strong foundation of purebred registered Holsteins and selecting bulls that best suit their herd goals for the next generation, they are strengthening their herd for the future. Holstein Canada’s classification program will allow them to benchmark their herd to ensure the herd continues to improve. Good management along with registering and classifying their dairy cattle has landed them on their way to a successful and profitable future.

Mark and Loretta Martin in the barn with their eight-month-old son, Terry. PHOTO BY AMANDA COMFORT.

The Martins moved into their new free-stall barn in September 2017. The barn sits on the 150-acre farm they purchased in 2014. PHOTO BY AMANDA COMFORT.

EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF ANIMAL REGISTRATION AND CLASSIFICATION! • Available to all herds who have not classified in two or more years. • Herd consultation visit with an experienced classifier. Discuss the benefits of classification and how the information can be used on farm. • No charge herd visit fee (regular or mid round) for first classification. • For qualifying herds with no registration activity for 3 or more years the program will also offer: registration fee discounted by 50% for all animals (excluding base) registered within 6 months of commitment to the program; no charge to transfer ownership of animals resident in the herd prior; to qualify for the registration savings herds must agree to participate in at least one classification visit. • Ontario Holstein Field staff are available to help you with the registration process.

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phone call from former dairy farmer Denis Turvey to Alex and Janet McIntosh, both from Embro, ON, set in motion a whirlwind of planning that would bring some of the best dairy genetics in the world to Uganda, Africa. And, an adventure for those involved creating memories that will last a lifetime. A call from Denis Turvey’s son-in-law, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Brad Petrisor, started everything. Each year, he visits Uganda assisting on surgeries and teaching. One of the doctors that he worked with there was also a dairy farmer and had expressed interest in improving his herd. The only problem was, there wasn’t enough money to import embryos. Brad asked his father-in-law if he knew anyone that could send embryos, which sparked the call to Alex.

asked by Denis if he and his wife Flora wanted to come on the trip to provide advice on barn design and nutrition. In midApril, Jack and Flora, Alex and Janet, and Denis and his wife Carol Turvey set out for Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. After much planning and 24 hours of travel, the group arrived at their home for the week. It was the student housing medical interns stayed at while training at the hospital. The hosts for the trip were members of DAFAN, a Ugandan Dairy Farmers’ Network, that came together in 2015 to improve dairy farming techniques and produce safe quality milk. The Canadians worked with the organization to implant the embryos and provide practical dairy advice.

“The farmers that were potentially going to receive embryos had synchronized the cows’ cycles so they would be ready for Alex asked his long-time embryo coordinator, Ellen MacLeod, me to implant the embryos when I arrived,” explains Alex. to make some calls to area Holstein breeders to ask if they “That’s what they wanted me to do while I was there.” would consider donating embryos. He came home at 11 a.m. Over five days, the group visited approximately 15 dairy farms and Ellen already had 90 high quality and traveled through the countryside embryos donated by Claynook, Hazelcrest, surrounding Kampala. They even crossed Hanalee, Bill and Eleanor McIntosh, the Nile River on a ferry with hippos Browndale and Fradon Holsteins. Jamie I’m sure that the resulting floating around them to get where they Woods agreed to help with shipping and were going! logistics. calves will make a Because it was the country’s rainy season, “When I first heard about Alex’s Uganda the roads were in rough shape. On one trip I immediately wanted to be a part positive contribution to afternoon, they arrived at a farm on their of such a worthwhile project,” says John list only to find the road washed out about Hazeleger, who donated 10 embryos from the dairy genetics in that a kilometre from where they needed to be. his Lulu family. “I’m sure that the resulting They had the 75-pound embryo tank along calves will make a positive contribution to country. with their supplies that needed to make it the dairy genetics in that country. Giving to the farm. “We were going to carry the fellow dairy farmers the tools to be more tank but two workers showed up to help successful while they improve their herds - John Hazeleger us,” says Alex. “I turned around and the gives me a great feeling!” one man had put the embryo tank on his Alex has said since hearing about the trip, head and was carrying it to the farm. It was many other breeders expressed interest the smoothest ride the tank had all week!” in donating to the cause in the future. A couple of places they visited, the The schedule was tight for getting the host farm families opened their doors, paperwork done and embryos shipped to be in Uganda for welcoming them in for a meal. “Everyone was very hospitable,” April, but the stars aligned and they made it there on time. says Janet. Although the modest houses didn’t have hydro, the The trip came at a perfect time for Alex when he is in his group was often served instant coffee, with boiled milk and ‘twilight years’ of flushing. He always wanted to give back after hard-boiled eggs and a slice of bread. One farm they visited so many years of flushing cows in Canada. “This opportunity served them a full-course meal consisting of yams, potatoes, kind of fell into our laps,” says Alex. “If I went on a mission spinach, cabbage, beef and a full assortment of some of the trip with a hammer and nails, they would send me back home best tropical fruit Janet has ever tasted. because I can’t build. I am a specialist at embryos, this is my Alex implanted embryos all week. At each farm they arrived at, thing.” PHOTO OPPOSITE: The Canadians (l to r) Flora and Jack Rodenburg, Alex and

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GIVING BACK continued from page 23 the cows would be tied up for him to check prior to implanting. If the cow wasn’t in good enough physical and/or reproductive condition Alex didn’t implant an embryo. He wanted the embryos to result in pregnancies so he wasn’t going to put them in a cow that was not in optimal health. Some farms received several and some none. All in all, he implanted 45 embryos in total over the course of the week. The rest stayed in Uganda to be implanted in the future.

milked by hand, one at a time, in a single stall with a concrete or stone floor. Labour is readily available and very inexpensive on Ugandan farms. The workers often live on the farms and are paid on average $2 per day. Mechanization isn’t really a necessity, and usually, there is at least one employee for every milking cow. Jack took this into consideration while making building suggestions.

While Alex and Janet were busy with the embryos, Jack took notes and photos around each farm. With his specialization in barn design and cow comfort he made recommendations to the farmers on some simple ways to improve the facilities. One farm was in the process of doing an expansion with free-stalls. Jack talked with the contractor and made some suggestions on the shape of the stalls. Before leaving, the contractor was already cutting up the metal and re-bending it to Jack’s suggestion. “That was so fulfilling and satisfying,” says Jack. “They appreciated and understood our advice and were willing to apply it.”

The environment proved to be good for growing feed, Alex noted. “It was green everywhere, everything was so lush,” he says of the Ugandan countryside. The farmers there feed a fresh green forage that they harvest - often by hand - each day and chop up for the cows. In most cases, the amount of feed offered was less than what cows needed to produce well, so Jack gave some simple advice on keeping fresh feed in front of the cows available at all times to help with milk production. Some farms had pasture and crop land growing forages nearby, but others were right in the city and purchased all their feed, The farms they visited milked anywhere from four to 15 cows, including forage. On the last day of the trip, the group attended a meeting of the Dairy Farmer’s Network where Jack, Alex and Denis each gave presentations. Jack talked about cow comfort, housing and basic nutrition. He has committed to coming back to Uganda with a ‘cookie-cutter’ type of barn design that can be costeffectively built and easily expanded when needed.

Construction of a new free-stall barn underway. Barns are built in a California-style with basically a roof over the cows.

When Alex presented, he showed some information on each of the farms that donated the embryos. He also showed a photo of Canadian cows from the 1940s, which looked very similar to the type of cows currently found in Uganda. Alex then showed photos of some of the dams of the embryos that had been donated. He told them that those cows could milk 50-60 litres per day and the resulting calves had the genetic potential to move their herds ahead by 70-80 years. Alex proudly shared that Canada has the best dairy genetics in the world and that is what the Ugandans were receiving. He described how their eyes lit up when he said that he would come back next year to implant more of the embryos. Uganda does not have a system for identifying or registering cattle. Alex has been talking to counterparts in Canada to see about setting up a way to register the resulting calves and genomic test them. He believes having a pedigree in hand for the calves will help the Ugandan farmers keep an interest in the animals and seeing them thrive. It could also give them a chance to make some extra income exporting genetics themselves.

with some cows producing five to seven litres of milk per day. Jack said the best farms were producing 15-18 litres. The housing was very simple, and in most cases consisted of a roof over the cows’ heads. Some of the barns had a free-stall and in others, the cows laid on dirt floors. Many of the cows were milked by hand two to three times per day, with the fresh milk being delivered to small roadside retail shops for direct sale as The Ugandan farmers have the drive to learn, improve and build the production on their farms. Many of them now want raw milk to the local people. to visit Canada to observe our dairy and poultry farms and take The farms do not have bulk tanks that cool and store the their learnings back home to improve their own farms. milk. One farm was working on an upgrade that included a rudimentary milking parlour, but on most farms, cows were All in all, the farmers in Uganda have the same hopes and

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ONTARIO SPRING DISCOVERY April 26, 2018 • 143 head shown • Judged by Carl Phoenix, Uxbridge

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• Grand Champion was Florbil Doorman Lilly (shown above, also Intermediate Champion), owned by Florbil Holsteins, Agriber Societa Agricola, Beckridge Holsteins, Oscar Dupasquier and Quality Holsteins. Maplekeys Reginald Mimi was Reserve Grand Champion (and Reserve Intermediate Champion) for Maplekeys Famrs and Vale-O-Skene Lauthority Scotty was Honourable Mention for Vale-O-Skene Holsteins. • Jr. Champion was Ronbeth Solomon Sunset, owned by Ronbeth Holsteins, Showstyle Genetics and Grand Slam Holsteins. Reserve was Claircrest Atwood Allure, owned by Clair E. Petherick. Honourable Mention went to Winright Gold Chip Explosion, owned by Brian Joseph Enright. Enright also took both Jr. Breeder & Exhibitor banners and had Jr. Breeders Herd. • Embrdale claimed the Premier Breeder & Exhibitor banners; Breeder’s herd was won by Ari Ekstein of Quality Holsteins.

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Lorenz Guntensperger

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Scott helps run a 40-cow tie-stall Lorenz farms full-time in partnership operation owned by his family. He and with his brother, Adrian, and his father are the main contributors on his parents, Karl and Astrid, at the 300-acre farm, with Scott looking Guntensperger Dairy in Seaforth, Ont. after the cows and his father managing the field work. Both parties take care of milking the cows, dividing the The free-stall operation, built in 1996 and expanded in 2003, is home farm’s three times daily milking schedule. to 180 milking cows and 300 acres of workable land. The past year has The Gronigers grow all of their own forages on the farm and feed a been an exciting one for Lorenz and his family, who originally hail from TMR of corn silage, chopped balage, dry corn, soyabeans, minerals and a Switzerland, as they focused their efforts on building a 330-cow sandpurchased protein supplement. They make an ambitious four cuts of hay bedded tunnel ventilation barn with a double-12 parlour. They currently each year, aiming for maximum protein levels in order to minimize the milk in a double-eight Boumatic herringbone parlour and house their amount of supplement they are required to purchase. One hundred acres milking herd on sawdust-bedded pasture mats. each of corn, hay and soya beans are grown on their rented land. Scott graduated from Kemptville College in 2009 and returned home to the farm part-time. In the four years that he woked off the farm as an A.I. Tech with EastGen, he took on the responsibility of artificially inseminating cows at home and milking and feeding. He also travelled to Australia for two breeding seasons to artificially inseminate cows there. Since 2013 he’s been at home farming full-time alongside his father and has helped bring about several changes. In the past six years, Scott has helped transition the farm’s feeding program from component feeding to TMR. He’s also helped build a manure pit, renovate an old storage shed into a calf facility and make improvements to the current tie-stalls, allowing for longer, wider stalls with rubber mats for added cow comfort. Last year, Scott became involved in the farm’s business accounts. Scott is proud of these changes made to the overall management of the cows and is pleased to see the herd’s genetic potential for production on the rise.

Lorenz is responsible for milking, breeding, hoof trimming and keeping the herd healthy. His father takes care of feeding the cows and bringing them to the parlour, while his mother and wife share in the care of the calves and help with milkings as needed. The couple’s two children, Levi (3) and Stella (1) are big helpers in the barn too. Every decision at this family farm is heavily weighed and executed in line with the resources the family currently has at their disposal. Due to a substantial growth in cows and quota over the past five years, heifers are being housed off-site at a custom raiser until a new barn is in place and they can move into the old one. The Guntensperger’s cropping strategy is admittedly limited, due to their finite land source, and their 300 acres are split equally between corn and haylage. Their feeding program focuses on a high-forage diet, with an emphasis on corn silage due to the herd’s ability to produce more tonnes of milk per acre with a high corn diet. Lorenz recently switched dry cows to a “Goldie Locks” diet, which is working great for them.

The farm’s breeding strategy has seen great changes since Lorenz returned home six years ago. He enjoys genetics and now uses a lot of sexed semen on heifers and 2-year-olds to improve the herd’s genetic level. Today, 70 per cent genomic bulls are being used. Lorenz references the Pro$ index to breed cows with high production and low-stature, two of his top criteria, followed by udders, DPR and herd life. His family has had great success with the full-synch program he implemented for first breedings, averaging In the coming five years, Scott plans to build a new heifer and dry cow a 58 per cent conception rate and 40 per cent pregnancy rate since 2012. facility to allow for expansion in the main barn. He believes purchasing quota will allow him to keep up with inflation and plans to continue Lorenz currently serves as the President for the Huron County Holstein Club and is involved in the Huron Milk Committee. He has volunteered at purchasing more each year. Breakfast on the Farm, helped with the Plowing Match, handed out chocolate Scott was active in 4-H and completed 36 clubs during his tenure. He is a milk at area Christmas parades and organized the dairy section of Seaforth’s past 4-H leader for the Carleton Dairy Judging Club and a past Director Ag and Water Festival. Though coordinating volunteers and animals for the of the Carleton-Russell Holstein Club. Currently, he serves as a member event adds to an already busy schedule, Lorenz says nothing beats watching on the Ottawa Carleton Milk Committee. how excited the kids get when they see a cow being milked for the first time. Scott schedules regular herd health visits every four to five weeks and flushes two to three animals per year. He breeds for a balance of type, production and high components and has recently taken a keen interest in using polled genetics. The top half of the herd is bred to proven and genomic sires; the bottom half is used as recipients or bred to beef. Almost all of the heifers at Weeberlac receive embryos.

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Award Winners Jennifer Peart Stephanie Murphy

ERIEVIEW HOLSTEINS, SELKIRK

Twenty-sixteen was a big year for Jennifer – she and her husband, Charlie Anderson got married and acquired an ongoing dairy operation, all within the span of a month! In eighteen months’ time, they’ve grown that operation to 40 kgs of quota and have proudly filled all of their quota and incentive days along the way. Jennifer was raised at Peartome Farms in Hagersville, Ont., and purchasing the Raeland herd was a way to expand the farm’s quota holdings and work on a plan of succession. Jennifer and Charlie share in the farm’s labour, with Charlie taking on responsibility for the feeding program, AI work, tractor work and cattle sales, and Jennifer leading the charge on the milking side. In addition to keeping the farm’s paperwork and accounting up-to-date, Jennifer also works fulltime as a Senior Relationship Manager at Farm Credit Canada in Simcoe.

RONBETH HOLSTEINS, HASTINGS

Stephanie was raised at Ronbeth Holsteins in Hastings, Ontario, and today operates the farm in partnership with her parents, Carol and Dean Warner, husband, Camron Murphy and sister Lacey. This family-run operation is successful because everyone works together and utilizes their strengths and expertise where best suited. Stephanie also works full time for Grand Valley Fortifiers as a Dairy/Beef Specialist covering from Lindsay to Kingston. At Ronbeth Farms, 50 to 55 cows are milked daily in a tie-stall barn. Cows are put out to pasture daily – even in the winter for a few hours – while the barn is cleaned and re-bedded. Top-quality crops are important at Ronbeth, and Stephanie’s family aims to grow the very best forages possible on the 600 acres (300 owned) they farm. With the exception of grain corn, they grow all of their own crops for the TMR they feed the herd, including alfalfa, timothy, rye and orchard grass, as well as corn silage, barley, oats/peas and wheat for straw. They purchase a protein supplement pellet as well. Cows are bred for type, with an emphasis on good feet and legs, mammary systems and longevity. As much as possible, proven bulls with a plus 15 for conformation are used; however, more genomic bulls have been used in recent years. Stephanie and her family continue to do some flushing on the farm both for use in their lower-end heifers, as well as to sell as embryos.

The couple works jointly on the farm’s breeding program, with both Holstein and Jersey genetics being used. They consider themselves fortunate to have purchased a “really good herd of cows” from Rae and Concetta Stadder with large frames and amazing udders. Their most recent classification yielded 20 EX, 27 VG and 5 GP animals. Currently, they’re working on increasing the herd’s overall milk production and were pleased with their latest DHI test measuring 34 kgs of milk. They attribute the increase to a change in their A great deal of time has been spent on improving calf-raising facilities since feeding regime, which consists of large square-wrapped hay, ag bags of corn Stephanie and Camron became partners in the operation in 2016. Calves are silage and a complete protein pellet. Jennifer and Charlie purchased their housed in hutches bedded with shavings and straw shortly after birth and own bale wrapper last year to avoid customer operator fees and wait times. receive colostrum from their mother within the first half hour. After that, Jennifer and Charlie are proud of the changes they’ve implemented in the last they receive whole milk, textured calf starter, hay and water. Calves spend year-and-a-half and have come to realize that many small changes can add two to three months in individual hutches before moving to a super hutch up to big results. Since taking over, they’ve retro-fitted the original tie-stall until five or six months of age. At that time, they move to the retro-fitted calf barn with an automatic pipeline wash system, installed fans for ventilation, barn, and later, at 11 months of age, to the heifer barn. Retro-fitting the old added two roll-top garage doors for easier cleaning and put in 20 head calf barn by removing 14 small pens and bringing the total pack pen count to gates for easier animal handling. They’ve also implemented a plate cooler six is something Stephanie is proud of and the results speak for themselves. system, with water running back to the cow’s water bowls, and switched Calves are growing faster and are much healthier. From a cost standpoint, from disposable paper towels to terrycloth towels and an iodine teat dip. vet bills are reduced and the hope is that these heifers will enter the milk These changes earned them a General Milk Quality certificate last year from line at a younger age. Additional changes implemented since 2016 include the DHI. Jennifer and Charlie’s plans for 2018 include installing a TMR mixer switch to TMR, the installation of a bigger bulk tank and an automatic wash and motorized feed cart in order to improve feed management and reduce system, the upgrade to DairyComp 305 and a new accounting program (FCC labour. An ongoing goal is to continue to grow their quota holdings and fill AgExpert) and the conversion of a hay storage for close-up bred heifers to their quota and incentive days each year. The couple is excited to see their keep them away from mature dry cows. In addition to some small changes on the farm to decrease feed costs and improve functionality this year, Stephanie first Erieview heifers calve out next summer. and her family hope to install a heat monitoring system within the next couple Jennifer has been heavily involved in the dairy industry for several years, first years, and eventually purchase more land. In the long term, they’d like to build as a 4-H member in Haldimand and Brant counties, where she earned top a new barn. member honours, and currently as a Director of the Haldimand Norfolk Stephanie is the President of the Peterborough County Holstein Club and a Holstein Club where she served as the club’s President from 2014-2016. member of the Peterborough County Milk Producers Committee. She is past In 2013, she was pleased to volunteer her time on the National Holstein Chair of Holstein Canada’s Young Leader Committee and is a past Norwood Convention Committee in Niagara Falls. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys Fair Director and Ambassador. Stephanie is a Level 3 Judge with Holstein volunteering with the Norfolk County Fair in a variety of capacities. She Canada and has had the pleasure of judging the Showmanship division looks forward to making the trip to World Dairy Expo this fall, the same at the 2017 TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic as well as the Intermediate trip her father, Doug Peart, made in 1984, three weeks before she was born! Showmanship Competition at World Dairy Expo last year and this spring the Atlantic Spring Show. www.ontario.holstein.ca

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I AM SURE I CAN SPEAK FOR THE DELEGATES, COMMITTEE AND EVEN A FEW OF THE SPONSORS AND GUEST SPEAKERS WHEN I SAY THAT DAIRY SEN$E® IS AN EVENT THAT PROVIDES HOPE FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR GREAT INDUSTRY. THIRTY-FIVE DELEGATES ATTENDED THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH FROM MAY 3 TO 5.

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The first day of the conference kicked off with guest speaker Tim May sharing his experiences on social media as “Farmer Tim.” He outlined “the good, the bad and the ugly” sides to social media and gave tips on how to respond to a variety of situations. Farming is challenging, Tim noted, and allowing consumers to gain insight into all sides of the story is paramount. Tim shared his golden rule when it comes to interacting with people online – always be kind, even if others are not – and if that doesn’t work, ignore the individual in question or block them from the conversation. “How you converse with people on social media says a lot about you as a person,” he says. We then heard from Stan Heeg of Spring Knoll Farms in Springvale, Ontario on his experiences as a new entrant through DFO. Stan told the story of how he and his family were successful in working through a plan of succession and emphasized how important it was for him to work off the farm and gain experience working for someone else before coming home to farm. Transitions can be difficult and Stan says that understanding and respecting the work of those who came before can make a big difference. Ontario Holstein Board member Wilf Strenzke of Mint Valley Farms in Maryhill, Ontario chimed in on succession planning from the point of someone with more than one child at home interested in taking over the family farm. He says that being proactive, keeping lines of communication open, and having weekly meetings to set short and long-term goals has helped in his family’s case. Next, David Baker of Cargill Purina delivered a fantastic session on the advantages of using benchmarking as a management tool. Benchmarking is the measurement of performance over time. You can benchmark for milk production (using DHI), conformation (by classifying), finances (by using bank statements) and return over feed, David says. The next portion of the day included guest speakers David Rose of CIBC and Daniel Chiappetta of TD Canada Trust who discussed how to interpret

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financial statements. The main take-away was the need to keep a debt servicing ratio of 1:1.25 in order to run a profitable business. After the presentation on finances, the delegates were divided into groups of three to analyse their case studies and create their presentations for Saturday morning. As the sun rose bright and early Friday morning, so did the delegates’ excitement for the day’s farm tours. Our first stop was Darcroft, a family owned and operated farm located in Embro, Ontario. They run 507 acres (120 rented) and milk 115 cows in a sand-bedded free-stall barn. The MacLeod family is a 2x Master Breeder (1988, 2000). Upon arriving to Darcroft we were greeted by Kyle MacLeod who gave a tour to the delegates. They were then divided into three rotations to listen to presentations from Steve Reynolds, Optimization Manager of Huron Tractor Ltd.; Craig LeRoy, Dairy Solution Specialist at EastGen and Michelle Linington, Extension & Education Specialist at Holstein Canada. Steve explained how precision agriculture can be used to increase forage quality. Craig discussed heat detection in dairy cows and went in depth with an explanation of pregnancy rate, conception rate and how to maximize reproductive health on farm. Michelle provided insight on the importance of registering dairy cattle and the differences between a base recorded animal and a purebred animal. She also explained the steps it takes to get from a base/grade animal to a purebred animal. At our next stop, Greiden Farms Ltd., Cees Haanstra and his family greeted us and gave us a tour of their 600-cow dairy farm. Cees explained that he and his family emigrated from Holland in 1992 and started with a 200-acre farm with no buildings and a house 10 km away. They’ve definitely grown since then! The delegates then separated into another three rotations where they heard from Joel Bagg, Forage Development & District Sales Manager for Quality Seeds; Tom Wright, Dairy Cattle Specialist at OMAFRA and summer student Erica Sayles; and Wendell Schumm, Ruminant Division Manager at the Wallenstein Feed Mill. Joel discussed Low lignin alfalfa and


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Photo at top left: The Dairy Sen$e Class of 2018. Above: (l) This year’s winning team included (clockwise from top left): Vicki Brisson, Ester Visser and Kevin Clement; Ontario Holstein’s Amanda Comfort (r) with Kyleigh Jampen who was selected as the conference’s most outgoing, interactive and supportive delegate. PHOTOS BY LINDSAY BEBBINGTON.

Thank you to our supporters: Tim May Stan Heeg, Spring Knoll Farms Wilf Strenzke, Mint Valley Farms David Baker, Cargill Purina Darcroft Farms, Embro Greiden Farms Ltd. David Rose, CIBC

Daniel Chiapetta, TD Canada Trust Steve Reynolds, Huron Tractor Ltd. Michelle Linington, Holstein Canada Craig LeRoy, EastGen Joel Bagg, Quality Seeds Wendell Schumm, Wallenstein Feed Bonnie Den Haan

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the importance of certain types of forages to a cow’s diet. Tom and Erica talked about the importance of maintaining pH in the rumen. The rumen functions most efficiently at a pH of 5.5-6.0 and the pair discussed some ways to ensure it stays in that optimal range. Lastly, Wendell provided more detail on building feed rations and how to properly balance them. After returning to the University of Guelph and enjoying a meal together, we heard from Bonnie Den Haan, Region 6 Board Member for Dairy Farmers of Ontario and owner of Haanview Farm and Sheldon Creek Dairy. Bonnie gave us a DFO update and went into detail about global milk prices, CETA and TPP. She also explained the NAFTA agreements taking place. Before we knew it, it was Saturday morning and time for our final presentation! We heard from Maggie Van Camp, CEO of Redcrest Farms and Senior Business Editor with Country Guide. If there was one thing everyone took away from Maggie’s presentation on Succession Planning, it was the importance of having a will, especially if you have any current assets. A statistic in her presentation that hit home with many of the delegates was that farms that do some form of succession planning will generate more revenue than farms that do not. After Maggie’s insightful presentation, we moved onto hearing the case study presentations prepared by the delegates. Everyone did a wonderful job taking into account the details and variables of the case presented; the judges had a difficult time selecting the best one. Ultimately, the team made up of Vicki Brisson, Kevin Clement and Ester Visser came out on top. They collaborated well as a team and used their passion for dairy cows to create a fantastic presentation on how to improve their case study. The Ontario Joint Dairy Breeds Award was awarded to Kyleigh Jampen. She was the most outgoing, enthusiastic, passionate and supporting candidate and fit the criteria for the award perfectly. She will be travelling to World Dairy Expo along with the winning Dairy Sen$e team this October!

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Holstein Youth BY TYLER YATES

Kevin Shier: going out with a bang

AS EVERY AVID DAIRY 4-H’ER UNDERSTANDS, YOUR LAST YEAR OF COMPETITION IS A BIG ONE. MOST GO INTO THEIR LAST YEAR WITH THE INTENT TO FINISH STRONG, TO “GO OUT WITH A BANG” AS THEY SAY, AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT KEVIN SHIER OF CANNINGTON, ONTARIO AIMED TO DO, TOO.

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At the risk of sounding biased, because, full disclosure – Kevin is a friend who bought one of our calves for his 4-H project last year – Kevin not only finished strong; he rocked his final year of 4-H! Anyone who knows Kevin knows that he’s a salt of the earth, dirt under your nails, straight-shooting kind of guy. He’s the kind of guy you want to see succeed, regardless of the animal beside him in the ring, and someone whose achievements are hard-earned - not taken for granted. In the spring of his final year, we at Aleah Farms along with our friends from Kingsway and Millen Farms, were putting together our second consecutive tag sale, the “Beauties of Beckholm”. It wasn’t long into the sale before Kevin came sauntering in. He had noticed a certain white Doorman heifer the year before as a Junior calf and it was clear he knew which heifer he was coming in for and which one he was leaving with. That summer, Kevin and his calf Aleah Millen Naughty Talk made stops at local county shows, always placing well. A final stop at Autumn Opportunity resulting in a second place finish gave Kevin the confidence he needed to prepare for the big dance in Toronto the next month. Once November hit, the well-worn path to the highly anticipated TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic was upon them. Following some intense preparation, and a powerful pep talk from his leader Ryan Parish, Kevin and Naughty Talk walked their way to a second-place finish. A third-place finish followed a day later during the Royal’s Black and White Show. Watching Kevin in the ring on the live feed from the Royal was unlike anything else; his adrenaline level and nerves were palpable even on the computer screen, and there was nothing more rewarding than watching his huge exhale after the final lineup was called

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“KEVIN IS THE KIND OF GUY YOU WANT TO SEE SUCCEED, REGARDLESS OF THE ANIMAL BESIDE HIM IN THE RING...SOMEONE WHOSE ACHIEVEMENTS ARE HARDEARNED - NOT TAKEN FOR GRANTED.” - Tyler Yates

Above: 1. Kevin celebrating with Naughty Talk after their second-place conformation finish at the 2017 TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic. 2. Naughty Talk placed 3rd in the Royal’s Black and White show last year for Kevin. TOP PHOTO SUBMITTED; BOTTOM PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BULLVINE.

in. The size of his smile could only be rivaled by the local water tower down in the city. What makes the closing act of Kevin’s 4-H career all the more impressive is that the bulk of the year was spent building what friend and Irishman Rory Timlin has dubbed the “Taj Mahal of Wilfred,” or translated from Irish, the new barn at Elmhill Farms. The barn is now home to a single eight milking parlour for the 60 milk cows and 120 total head of cattle with 400 acres of crop land plus some local custom work. Needless to say, the boy was busy last year. With the new pack barn being built, new emphasis has been put on genetics to steer towards longevity with milk production, while making sure there is an abundance of type with a hand-inhand correlation between proper rump structures and high feet scores. Bulls like Unstoppable and Artist are used for their extreme corrective traits when it comes to the foot and leg score, while bulls like Doorman, Solomon, and Renegade have the type and chest width that Kevin looks for during his mating decisions. When I was first approached about doing a write up on Kevin, I jumped at the opportunity. As it turns out, it’s not easy to write about a friend you know so well as you can sometimes miss the forest through the trees. It is, however, easy writing about a genuine person. Kevin is simple, and that’s why I like him. I realize that may come across as an insult, but it’s not; it’s actually one of the things I like most about him. Whether Kevin has five dollars in his wallet or $5 million – or a class winner at the Royal or one at the bottom of the line-up - not one thing about the man would change. And that’s the highest compliment I can give to a man in his 20s in this day and age. www.ontario.holstein.ca


2018 FUTURE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED Derrick

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Congratulations to Derrick Knill and Mikayla Ringelberg, the winners of this year’s $1,000 scholarships. These awards, sponsored by Ontario Joint Dairy Breeds, are given to young people in the agricultural industry for their involvement, accomplishments and leadership achievements. Derrick’s farm experience includes working at JPC Farms and Ulmar Holsteins in his home county of Perth, where his duties have ranged from hoof trimming, feeding and milking to clipping and caring for show cattle. Derrick participated in Dairy Sen$e this year and is currently working as a Dairy Farmers of Ontario Summer Student at the Ontario Veterinary College. He has been heavily involved in the 4-H program since 2009 and has completed over thirty clubs. Through the 4-H Dairy Club, Derrick discovered his love for dairy cattle. He has been a member of the Perth County TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic Team for the past six years, and in 2017, was a member of Ontario’s 4-H Dairy Judging Team at the World Dairy Expo in Madison. Derrick is currently attending University of Guelph where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Mikayla was born and raised at Fennema Holsteins in Troy, Ontario, where she developed a strong passion for agriculture and the dairy industry. Mikayla has completed fifty 4-H clubs to date, ranging from Scrapbooking and Catering to Dairy and Poultry, and has held numerous administrative positions during her time in 4-H. Some of her accomplishments include serving both as a Youth Leader and Junior Director in Hamilton-Wentworth, taking part in the TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic for four years, receiving Ontario Holstein’s Spirit of 4-H Award in 2014, being named Junior Champion Dairy Fitter at the Rockton Fair in 2015 and winning the fair’s 4-H Leadership award that same year. On top of this, Mikayla has exhibited several Grand Champion calves at local fairs and has been named Champion Showperson several times over. Mikayla is currently attending University of Guelph, majoring in Animal Biology. She hopes to pursue a career in agriculture and become a Large Animal Veterinarian.

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GLENIRVINE SEAVER HEADBAND EX 92 Glenirvine Farms, Fergus LARENWOOD LAUTHORITY CRAZY 698 EX 92 Larenwood Farms, Drumbo LOCHDALE WINDBROOK KALE EX 92 Lochdale Holsteins, Alexandria MS APPLES ANISSA-ET EX 92 Fradon Holsteins Ltd, Woodstock PIEPERS SHAQUILLE TRINA EX 92 Paul M. & Shirley Martin, Elmira QUALITY BRADNICK GRINCH EX 92 Melistar Holstein, Vars REDSTONE GOLDCHIP WOWSY EX 92 Redstone Holsteins, St. Eugene SAUDER HOLME LUMI GOLD E X 92 Murrel & Martha Sauder, Wallenstein SKIPWELL WINDBROOK NORA EX 92 Skipwell Farms Inc, Aylmer

LORNEVA DEMPSEY DAWN EX 93 Freedom Farms Inc, New Liskeard

SMITHDEN ATWOOD APHLIKTION EX 92 Smithden Holsteins Inc, Woodstock

MORSAN MISS TIQUE EX 93 Scott Brethet, Tottenham

SUNNYFIELD CHARLEY EX 92 Sunnyfield Holsteins, Sunderland

OAKSTONE LAUTHORITY IVANKA EX 93 Oakstone Farm, Kinburn

WEBB VIEW BETSY SANCHEZ E X 92 Trent Valley Holsteins, Peterborough

SAUDER HOLME STANLEYCUP ASHLEY EX 93 Murrel & Martha Sauder, Wallenstein

WEEBERLAC DEMPSEY AVERY EX 92 Brian Joseph Enright, Winchester Jaquemet Holsteins, Winchester JPB Holsteins, QC

SMITHDEN EPIC BUMBLEBERRY E X 93 Smithden Holsteins Inc, Woodstock VILLAGECREST SEAVER SPRITE E X 93 Hidden Creek Farms, Stirling WELOVALE LAVANGUARD SURPRISE EX 93 Welovale Farms, Port Hope ZETTLERDALE SANCHEZ SAND 745 EX 93 Zettlerdale Farms, Chepstow BONNIE BRAE PROSPECT MADISON EX 92 Bruce & Susan Mode, Vankleek Hill BREEZE HILL MASCALESE MANDI E X 92 Breeze Hill Holsteins, Winchester Richland Holsteins, Stirling BRENFORD STEADY BRET EX 92 Brenford Farms, Drayton CAVANALECK BRAWLER TERRAIN EX 92 Cavanaleck Farms Ltd, Belmont CHARWILL STANLEYCUP BALSAMY EX 92 Charwill Farms, Wallenstein CITYVIEW PATRICIA DOORMAN EX 92 D.W. Karn Farms Inc, Woodstock CROVALLEY FEVER SHANTEL EX 92 Crovalley Holsteins, Hastings

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WILGRO ALLURE ISADORE E X 92 Wilgro Holsteins, Palmerston ALEAH KANGAROO POUCH EX 91 Aleah Farms Ltd, Beaverton ALTONA LEA MASCALESE GLENDA EX 91 ALTONA LEA STEADY GRIGIO EX 91 Frank Barkey & Family, Blackstock ARDROSS WINDBROOK DASHA E X 91 ARDROSS WONDER BAR EX 91 Ardross Holsteins, Caledonia BENSONCREST T BONE EX 91 Bensoncrest Farms, Campbellford BIRDOLM BUSCH BRINKLEY EX 91 Birdolm Holsteins, Rockwood BOALCREST REGINALD REGENA E X 91 Elmer Boal, Pakenham BOSDALE WINDBROOK LEANNE EX 91 Bosdale Farms Inc, Cambridge BROOKHAVEN GUTHRIE AERO EX 91 Brookhaven Holsteins, Drayton Hillhaven Holsteins, Elora

CHERRY CREST AFTERSHOCK LILAC EX 91 Cherry Crest Holsteins, Martintown East River Farms, PE COACHSIDE BRAWLER PAULINE E X 91 David G. Fawcett, Winchester COMBVIEW CLAIRE COCONUT EX 91 Combview Farms Ltd, Castleton DANKIM COACH JACKIE EX 91 Dankim Holsteins, Gowanstown DANNROVING EXPLODE ROXY EX 91 Dannroving Holsteins, Palmerston DEBELCO SHADOW VANILLE EX 91 Beckholm Holsteins, Sunderland DENLEE SID FLOP EX 91 Den-Lee Farms Ltd, New Hamburg DONEL STANLEY CUP SIZZLE EX 91 Arnold & Ingrid Jansema, Dunnville EASTEDGE 466 EX 91 EASTEDGE JAMMER JOANNE E X 91 East Edge Holsteins, Springfield ELM CREFT WINDBROOK CRACKER EX 91 Elm Creft Farm, Perth

HOLYWELL LET IT SNOOZE E X 91 Dennis E. Martin, Palmerston HOLZER MINNOW SHADOW EX 91 Walkerbrae Farms, Guelph HYDEN MASCALESE NIKKI EX 91 Hyden Holsteins, Milverton HYLLTOP TRIPPER SHOTTLE E X 91 Vellenga Farms Ltd, Paris INFINITY SHADOW BELAIR EX 91 Clair E. Petherick, Campbellford INGHOLM ELDON JADYN EX 91 INGHOLM WINDHAMMER BEATRY E X 91 Ingholm Farms, Campbellford JACREST SID DOLLEY EX 91 Jacrest Holsteins, Wallenstein JANEFIELD WIND PRINCESS EX 91 Clarkvalley Holsteins, Woodville JOEL BARBIEBARB WINDBROOK EX 91 Ferme Normlyne, Alfred Michel Beaulieu, Ste. Anne De Prescott

EVERLANE DEMPSEY YOSEY E X 91 Paul M. & Shirley Martin, Elmira

KARNVILLA WINDBROOK RADICAL EX 91 D.W. Karn Farms Inc, Woodstock

FALLOWCREST CHELIOS TYANNA EX 91 Rob Fallowfield, Woodstock

KIRKLEA LAUTHORITY TEARDROP EX 91 Robert D. Macdonald, Dalkeith

FARISVIEW SID PROMO EX 91 FARISVIEW WINDHAMMER FLURRY EX 91 Dalton J. Faris, East Gwillimbury

KOSTAHOLME DRAKE DOROTHY EX 91 KOSTAHOLME SHOTTLE DONASHAY EX 91 Kostaholme Holsteins, Drayton

FAYBIL WINDBROOK MATRIX EX 91 W. Frank McKelvie, Campbellford

KRUL STALLION LASUES EX 91 Krul Holsteins Ltd, Arthur

FISHERVALE UNO PIPPY EX 91 Fishervale Acres Ltd, Thornton

LEGEND-MAKER GOLDWYN ANASTASIA EX 91 Benschop Farms, Bowmanville

GARAY SID BLACK BEAUTY E X 91 Brian Joseph Enright, Winchester Jaquemet Holsteins, Winchester Vicki Fletcher, Pembroke

LIMBRA DUPLEX CALLY EX 91 Huybregts Farms Ltd, Crysler

GARHAVEN TOLLY CHAP EX 91 Gary B. & Dorothy J. Hunt, Tweed GERLEID ENERGY MARINDA EX 91 Hoftyzer Farms Ltd, Frankford GLENNHOLME K S F EPIC SATIN E X 91 Harthaven Farms Inc, Morrisburg GLENVUE SID FALON EX 91 Glenvue Holsteins, Rockwood GLENVUE SID FALON EX 91 Quality Holsteins, Vaughan HAMILDALE STANLEYCUP DECISION EX 91 Robert Hamilton, Russell

BROWNDALE AARON ROBIN E X 91 BROWNDALE SID JENNELLE E X 91 Browndale Farm, Paris

DOANLEA FEVER MINDIE EX 92 Donald I. Doan, Norwich

BRULEA FARSANO DIANA E X 91 Leon Brubacher, Alma

EARINCLIFFE DEMPSEY BARB EX 92 Scott Brethet, Tottenham

CADILAC HEATH HILLARY EX 91 Steven Witmer, Woodstock

HARVDALE FEVER PARIS EX 91 HARVDALE SS CHERYL EX 91 Harvdale Holsteins, Stayner

EASTSIDE BEACON OXYGEN E X 92 Frederick Topp & Son, Dunnville

CALBRETT EPIC LENORE EX 91 Stanton Bros Limited, Ilderton

HARVUE BROKAW ALEX EX 91 Edgar B. Martin, St. Clements

EASTSIDE LEWISDALE PERCISION EX 92 Up-Ridge Holsteins, Embro

CARANDA WINDBROOK SYLVIA EX 91 Caranda Farms, Castleton

HAVENVALLEY FEVER RESPECT EX 91 Havenvalley Holsteins, Wallenstein

ENGLIDALE SC ILLARA EX 92 Loka Holsteins, Lindsay

CASSEL SHOT LULLABY EX 91 Cassel Dairy, Bright

HENDERCROFT PARAMOUNT CHICK EX 91 Herbert Henderson, Ashton

ERBCREST AFTERSHOCK MARLEE EX 92 Erbcrest Farm, Milverton

CAVANALECK AFTERSHOCK SAVARA EX 91 CAVANALECK SIREN BASIRA E X 91 Cavanaleck Farms Ltd, Belmont

HIDDENSPRING ERNIE SEDONA E X 91 Hiddenspring Holsteins, Elmira

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ERROLEA WINDBROOK BELLA EX 91 Errolea Holsteins, Camlachie

DAPPLEHOLM KNOWLEDGE SPECIAL EX 92 Michael & Jessica Phoenix, Greenbank

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HILLISLE FACEBOOK ADDICTION EX 91 Bruce Hill, Nepean

HANALEE LET IT CHEER EX 91 Hank & Nancy-Lee Hazeleger, Embro HARMONY VIEW BABOYA E X 91 Harmony View Farms, Winchester

LIVEOAK SAPUTO ANNA EX 91 Robert D. & Susan Halliday, Sarnia LONSVIEW BAXTER CELIA E X 91 Dairy-Doc Holsteins, Woodstock LORNEVA GOLDCHIP JACLYN E X 91 Freedom Farms Inc, New Liskeard MAPLE GROVE GLAMADE EX 91 J.J. Johnson & Sons Ltd, Parkhill MAPLE-AIN DAMION LEGO EX 91 MAPLE-AIN SEAVER LOADER E X 91 Maple-Ain Holsteins, Smiths Falls MARADUN STEADY IDA 347 E X 91 Benschop Farms, Bowmanville MARKVALE FEVER PENNY E X 91 Markvale Holsteins, Beachville MAYBLOSSOM DEMPSEY DEVARY 1047 EX 91 Mayblossom Farms, Embro MELAMAR PISTON AMELIA EX 91 Markvale Holsteins, Beachville MONTEITH AFTERSHOCK DONNATELLA EX 91 Nurseland Farm, Hillier MORCREST GOLDWYN DIAMOND EX 91 Aleah Farms Ltd, Beaverton MRFINCH SID TALEISHA EX 91 John Free, Grand Valley MS APPLE ORCHARD-ET EX 91 Dameya Holsteins, Glen Robertson MS APPLE ORCHARD-ET EX 91 Remi Leroux, Ste. Anne De Prescott

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NANDALE GUTHRIE CROQUETTE EX 91 Nandale Farm, Pakenham

VANHAVEN BRAXTON R ADELLE EX 91 Coxlyn Farms Ltd, Uxbridge

GILLETTE REGINALD BEAUTISTA VG 87 Ryla Holsteins, Lindsay

NATION VALE CHELIOS SERINA E X 91 Nation Valley Farms, Chesterville

VENTURE GOLDWYN PRETORIA P EX 91 Arcadia Farms Ltd, Codrington Metropolis Holsteins, Codrington Tim & Diane Groniger, Carlsbad Springs

GLEN ISLAY CINDERDOOR STARLING VG 87 Andrew Den Haan, Fergus

NEW GALMA GOLD CHIP ARACELI EX 91 New Galma Dairy, Mt. Elgin NITHSIDE JANICE SANCHEZ EX 91 Spruceafton Farms Inc, Milverton NYOLAYNE SID ESTELLE EX 91 Martin A. & Alex D. Hossack, Thamesford PAMPHILY ROCKWOOD ROSY E X 91 Silverridge Farms Ltd, Springfield PATIENCE AIKMAN CANDY EX 91 Hiddenspring Holsteins, Elmira PETHERTON IRVING OLLO E X 91 Wrighthaven Farms Ltd., Kenilworth PONDHAVEN DEMPSEY KATIE EX 91 Pondhaven Holsteins, Elmira PONDVUE STANLY CUP BRANDIE EX 91 Elcraig Holsteins, Arthur POPLARVALE WINDBROOK MEGHAN EX 91 Poplarvale Holsteins, Millbank PRETTY-VIEW ATTIC DOOR EX 91 Prettyview Farms Limited, Wyebridge RAELAND ATWOOD STEFINA EX 91 Erieview Farms Limited, Selkirk REIDHAVEN AMBER WINDBROOK EX 91 K. Ian Reid, St. Marys RICKEEN SHOTTLE HOPE EX 91 Rick Shantz, Wallenstein RIVERDOWN ATWOOD ADMIRE EX 91 Riverdown Holsteins, Metcalfe ROESBETT AFTERSHOCK REBA EX 91 Roesbett Farms Ltd, Lakeside

HANALEE DAY CHARCOAL V G 87 HANALEE G CHIP MARLEY VG 87 Hank & Nancy-Lee Hazeleger, Embro

VERNLEA FEVER BONNIE E X 91 Vernlea Farms, Winchester

HARMONY VIEW ELISHA VG 87 Breeze Hill Holsteins, Winchester Harmony View Farms, Winchester Riverdown Holsteins, Metcalfe

VIBOLEIGH SEAVER LIVELY EX 91 Robert Green, Embro WALKERBRAE SHADOW COCO EX 91 WALKERBRAE SHIRAZ RENITA EX 91 Walkerbrae Farms, Guelph

HARVDALE DM BEAUTY VG 87 Harvdale Holsteins, Stayner

WALNUT ACRES LARSON DESIREE EX 91 Allan H. Dolson, Caledon Leslie Dolson, Guelph WALTZ ACRE SANDRA DUDE EX 91 Waltz Acre Farms, Consecon WIKKERINK TOPSIDE SATIN E X 91 Wikkerink Farms Ltd, Norwich ZIMMER MURAL AUTUMN EX 91 Scott Brethet, Tottenham

AIJA ELUDE SANGEETA VG 87 Jaquemet Holsteins, Winchester

ALTONA LEA ENVIOUS GEORGINA VG 87 Frank Barkey & Family, Blackstock ARTIFACT HAVEN TORRENT VG 87 Artifact Haven, Woodstock

RONBETH WINDBROOK SAGE E X 91 Ronbeth Holsteins, Hastings SAGERHOLM SHADOW SNOWGIRL EX 91 Paul D. Sager, Campbellford

BOALCREST TONKA WONKA VG 87 Elmer Boal, Pakenham

SAUDER HOLME LAUTHORITY RHODY EX 91 SAUDER HOLME LAUTHORITY VIOLET EX 91 Murrel & Martha Sauder, Wallenstein

BONNIE BRAE DOORMAN MARLEE VG 87 BONNIE BRAE FLORIAN ECHO VG 87 BONNIE BRAE GOLD CHIP CORAL VG 87 Bruce & Susan Mode, Vankleek Hill

SHURRHOLME LAVANGAURD MEL 38 EX 91 Marthaven Holsteins, Woodstock SHYLANE BROKAW NADIA EX 91 SHYLANE SAMMY JUNO EX 91 John Mccallum, Stratford

BREAMONT G CHIP PRICELESS V G 87 Frankhaven Holsteins, Woodstock BROWNDALE ACROBAT FRANKIE VG 87 Browndale Farm, Paris

SILVERRIDGE WINDBROOK MANDY EX 91 Silverridge Farms Ltd, Springfield

CAVANALECK ATWOOD GIULIA D VG 87 Cavanaleck Farms Ltd, Belmont

SKIPWELL ATWOOD SIDEX E X 91 SKIPWELL PARAMOUNT VALERY EX 91 Skipwell Farms Inc, Aylmer

CHERRY CREST ABSOLUTE RAE VG 87 Cherry Crest Holsteins, Martintown

SONIBRAND BANDA 1271 E X 91 Sonibrand Farm Inc, St. Isidore De Prescott SPRUCECHO FEVER AMARYLLIS E X 91 Rick Shantz, Wallenstein SQUIBBLAND EMILY WINDBROOK EX 91 K. Dean & Debbie Squibb, St. Pauls STARDALE BILLINGS WILLOW E X 91 STARDALE SHOTTLE GENIE EX 91 Stardale Acres Inc, Listowel STEWARDSON SPECTRUM SANDI EX 91 Stewardson Dairy, Thedford SUNNYBROOKE HILL SNOW EX 91 Sunnybrooke Farms, Campbellford TIMEAN EXPLODE MOONLIGHT EX 91 Timothy D. Frey, Listowel TRINITY WINDBROOK PETUNA EX 91 Den-Lee Farms Ltd, New Hamburg TWINPEAK FEVER APPLE CRISP EX 91 TWINPEAK REGINALD CELEBRATION EX 91 Maple-Ain Holsteins, Smiths Falls

C HERRY CREST ARCHRIVAL FUM VG 87 Cherry Crest Holsteins, Martintown Glenhaven Farms, Williamstown CLARKVALLEY ARMANI LISA VG 87 Clarkvalley Holsteins, Woodville Jeff Stephens, Troy CLARKVALLEY MATA JETTA VG 87 Clarkvalley Holsteins, Woodville

CLAYNOOK CLARISSA ALTASPRING VG 87 CLAYNOOK REBA WICKHAM VG 87 Claynook Farms Ltd, New Hamburg

DELCREEK JUST GOT ZIPPED VG 87 Peter Rylaarsdam, Winchester DOANLEA NUMERO UNO KALASIN VG 87 Donald I. Doan, Norwich EARLEN REGINALD CRIMSON VG 87 Earlen Farms Limited, Alma

TWINPEAK WINDBROOK COME GET IT EX 91 Vriesdale Holsteins, Mountain

EBYLANE NUMERO UNO TRUFFLE VG 87 Ebylane Holsteins, Drayton

VALMAR WINDHAMMER BETH E X 91 G. Wade Anderson, Waterford

FARISVIEW ATWOOD MADGE V G 87 Dalton J. Faris, East Gwillimbury

VANDI HERO APRICOTT EX 91 Dan Van Veen, Brussels

FORWARD LEMUST 514 VG 87 Zekveld Farms Ltd, Bowmanville

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HOLZER ANITAS SHOCKED VG 87 HOLZER DEFIANT TAILWIND VG 87 Bushy View, Lakeside

RAELAND DOORMAN WISH V G 87 Erieview Farms Limited, Selkirk

KARNVILLA DOORMAN SWEET VG 87 D.W. Karn Farms Inc, Woodstock KAWARTHA GOLD CHIP VENEZUELA VG 87 Kawartha Holsteins, Lindsay

KIRKLEA DOORMAN JOS LOUIS VG 87 Robert D. Macdonald, Dalkeith KOSTAHOLME SID SARAH VG 87 Kostaholme Holsteins, Drayton LOCHDALE DOORMAN CAMILLE VG 87 LOCHDALE HIGH OCTANE SUNRISE VG 87 Lochdale Holsteins, Alexandria

RUTI DURANGO SANTAFE VG 87 Werner Renggli, Seagrave RUTI MILLENNIUM SUPERGIRL VG 87 Clarkvalley Holsteins, Woodville SAUDER HOLME DOORMAN RAINBOW VG 87 Murrel & Martha Sauder, Wallenstein SLEEGERDALE COMMANDER LORRAINE VG 87 Sleegerdale Farms Ltd, Belmont SMITHDEN GOLD CHIP BODACIOUS VG 87 Smithden Holsteins Inc, Woodstock SUNNY PLAINS SAVANA VG 87 Sunny Plains Farms, Joyceville TEMPLEVIEW ACROBAT ANNETTE VG 87 Brian Joseph Enright, Winchester VELTHUIS ENTAIL EBONY V G 87 Velthuis Farms Ltd, Osgoode VINKSLAND DRESSER SELMA V G 87 Vinksland Farms, St. Pauls WALKERBRAE LAMBARTY MACKIENZIE VG 87 WALKERBRAE MERIDIAN TANNER VG 87 WALKERBRAE PEPPER CHARLIE V G 87 Walkerbrae Farms, Guelph WELANE SOLOMON HELENA VG 87 Lewis Weber, Elmira WERRCROFT BROKAW FIREBIRD VG 87 Werrcroft Farms Ltd, Enniskillen

MAPLELEY DOORMAN BORDEAUX VG 87 Mapleley Holsteins, Winchester

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CLAYHAVEN DOORMAN ZUBARU V G 87 CLAYHAVEN WILLING TIANNA VG 87 Melvin G. Martin, Wallenstein

CROVALLEY GW MEZZO VG 87 CROVALLEY LOADED MAXINE VG 87 Crovalley Holsteins, Hastings

POPLARVALE AIRLIFT MARTHA V G 87 Poplarvale Holsteins, Millbank

MAPLEKEYS HIGHWAY NAIDA VG 87 Maplekeys Farms, Aylmer

SILLSWAY UPTON NIXIE EX 91 Sillsway Farms, Roslin

SMITHDEN FEVER BLISS EX 91 Smithden Holsteins Inc, Woodstock

HICKLEE KINGBOY NELLY VG 87 Barbara Merkley & Sons, Morewood

KINGSWAY GOLDWYN A TITLEIST VG 87 Knonaudale Farms Inc, Crysler

BOSDALE ATWOOD BARBIE S VG 87 Bosdale Farms Inc, Cambridge

NEW GALMA DEMPSEY SPARKLES VG 87 New Galma Dairy, Mt. Elgin

PLOEGSWAY ELUDE REECE VG 87 John Vanderploeg, Keene

KINGSWAY DOORMAN DUTCHESS VG 87 KINGSWAY DOORMAN KARI VG 87 KINGSWAY EQUATION GLOSSIE VG 87 Kingsway Farms, Hastings

BLONDIN DOORMAN ADORABLE VG 87 Fricosons Holsteins, Newcastle Golddream Genetics, Newcastle

MOUNTAINOAK CAMARO AMBERR VG 87 Mountain Oak Farms, New Hamburg

HENDERCROFT GOLD CHIP GOOEY VG 87 Herbert Henderson, Ashton

KEYLAS SID RENATA VG 87 Douglas Winger, Cayuga

BENCREST MCCUTCHEN DOT VG 87 Fred & Marian Hopkins, Elmwood

MOUNT ELM GOLDCHIP GUNPOWDER VG 87 Neil & Bryan Anderson, Vankleek Hill

NORDALE MCCUTCHEN PIGEON VG 87 Clarkvalley Holsteins, Woodville Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms, Guelph Peter Leach, Woodville

JOALFARMS SAVIOR RATCHET VG 87 Allan & Lorne Vis, Murillo

ALMAC ATTITUDE MARSHA VG 87 Douglas Matheson, Embro

MILVALEA DOORMAN DOLLY VG 87 Milvalea Holsteins, Baltimore

HAWDALE DEMPSEY EAGLE VG 87 Hawdale Holsteins, Wallenstein

J-STAR BEEMER SPICY VG 87 Calaway Holsteins, Woodstock J-Star Holsteins, Woodstock

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MARKRIDGE CMAC SOLOMON ADELLE VG 87 Casey Macdonald, Bowmanville Markridge Holsteins, Corbyville

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

BLUESTONE SAMUELO ALLSTAR EX-90 S & T Downey Farms Ltd, Alliston

HIGHLAND VIEW SEAVER STAR EX-90 Highland View Holsteins, Salford

BOERNVIEW DAY 3977 EX-90 Boern View Farms , Gadshill

KELCREST JACK DORI EX-90 Blair Kelner, Woodstock

CASSEL FREDDIE VESTA EX-90 CASSEL SHEPPARD ASSEPOESTER EX-90 CASSEL SHOT LULLABY EX-91 Cassel Dairy, Bright

LILACCREST LOCK OUT VERONICA EX-90 Lilac Holsteins, Lindsay

DENBURN LOYAL REED EX-90 Denburn Farms, Alexandria FRAMAN LOLITE 1 EX-90 Macframan Acres Ltd, Embro FUTUREVIEW EQUATOR ARIZONA EX-90 Futureview Holsteins, Stratford HEATHERLEA MODEL D ROLO EX-90 Heatherlea Holsteins, Listowel

MAR1339 DEMPSEY HALEY EX-90 Timothy Martin, Palmerston MILSTEIN STANLEYCUP MAPLELEAF EX-90 Milstein Farms, Wainfleet MOONSHINE CEO HOLAHOOP EX-90 MOONSHINE W CEO EASY EX-90 Moonlight Holsteins, Caistor Centre MORNHOLME JEOPARDY JEWEL EX-90 Mornholme Holsteins, Listowel

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PHILISTEIN WINDCHIME CADBURY EX-90 Philip Bauman, Drayton

ROYALDAWN BRADNICK BONNIE EX-90 Royaldawn Farm, Mitchell

SONYALEA BOYZ RELISH EX-90 Sonyalea Homestead, Alma

TRUMAR SUEDE 712 EX-90 Marshall Bolt, Slate River

PLOVER HAVEN BEACON NOAH EX-90 PLOVER HAVEN CAMDEN SARAH EX-90 Plover Haven Holsteins, Ilderton

S-S-HOLSTEIN CHASE 2520 EX-90 S-S-HOLSTEIN KNIGHT 2460 EX-90 Ontario Inc 1024248, St. Bernardin

SUNNYBROOKE HILL SNOW EX-91 SUNNYBROOKE TAILOR EDNA EX-90 Sunnybrooke Farms, Campbellford

VELBROS SHOTTLE SODA EX-90 Michael & Steven Vellenga, Paris

ROEDALE GALAXY 719 EX-90 Allen Huberts, Moorefield

SANDYSIDE DORADA PEGGY EX-90 Sandylane Farms Inc, Berwick

SUNSETCREST CAFE JASMINE EX-90 Sunsetcrest Holsteins, Mount Forest

ROUTE TWO STANLEYCUP CAMILLA EX-90 Route Two Holsteins, Elmira

SHAWNASEY WINDBROOK CANDACE EX-90 Shawnasey Holsteins, Lambton Shores

TRIMAR LAUTHORITY TUFFY EX-90 Trimar Holsteins, Wallenstein

WHISPERING PINE JAY LORINDA EX-90 Whispering Pines Holsteins, St. Clements ZOLA S GERARD SNOWFLAKE 6 EX-90 Zola Farms, Westmeath

Best of the Breed VG-88 2 Year Old & Higher

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

• CRESTLEA CHIPPY CHIRP ASHLINN VG-88

• SUMMITHOLM MIKE IRIS GP-80 .........................141,917 (33.00) kgs

Bred By Rick Shaw, Metcalfe; Owned by Brian Joseph Enright, Winchester; Erica Neville, Winchester and Ferme Jean-Paul Petitclerc & Fils Inc, Que.

• CROVALLEY GOLD CHIP MADERIA VG-88 Bred and owned by Crovalley Holsteins, Hastings

• GENDARRA DEMPSEY HOPSCOTCH VG-88 Bred and owned by Gendarra Farm, Bailieboro

• RIDGE-FIELD ATLANTA VG-88

Bred By Ridgefield Holstein, Blackstock; Owned by Select Farm & Export Services Inc, Hanover; Werrhurst Holsteins, Oshawa; Joel Phoenix, Cannington; Glamourview Holstein, MD and Gerardo & Jose Gonzalez, Mexico

• VOGUE DOORMAN HEAVEN SENT VG-88

Bred by Vogue Cattle Co., Brighton; Silvercap Holsteins, Puslinch; Paul & Kim Krueger, Brighton; Owned by Scott Brethet, Tottenham

• VOGUE LUMINEER LUSTER VG-88

Bred by Vogue Cattle Co., Brighton; Silvercap Holsteins, Puslinch; Blackrock Livestock Company, Brighton; Cormdale Genetics Inc., Cambridge; Owned by Lyndon Stewart & Associates Inc., Guelph

EX-94 & Higher • DEL-HOLLOW GLDWN TRUDY-ET EX-94-5E 2*

Owned by Fradon Holsteins, Woodstock and Dana Erway, PA

• SANDY-VALLEY ATWD BRANDY-ET EX-94-2E Owned by Carldot Farms, Stratford

• UPPER CANADA ATWOOD DELIGHT EX-94-2E Bred by Nancy Goupil & Cameron Macgregor, Winchester; Owned By Kingsway Farms, Hastings

• BOSDALE FEVER PORTRAIT D EX-94

Bred and owned by Joe Loewith & Sons Ltd, Lynden

• HEERDINK LYLE SHARMEENY VG-85 2* ..... 141,343 (33.37) kgs Bred and owned by Heerdink Holsteins, St. Marys

• SCALDIA SPIRTE HANNAH VG-87 .....................135,426 (28.61) kgs Bred and owned by Scaldia Farms Inc., Elora

• BUTTERMINE ALDEN MOLLY GP-83 ............... 134,140 (26.82) kgs Bred and owned by Buttermine Farms Inc., Harley

• ULMAR SPIRTE DANKA EX-93 ............................. 132,705 (29.02) kgs Bred and owned by Pfister Dairy, Mitchell

• GILLETTE SHOTTLE JEWELL VG-88 ....................132,210 (32.27) kgs Bred and owned by Ferme Gillette Inc., Embrun

• DIXELLEN CHAMPION KELSEY VG-87 .......... 130,427 (26.66) kgs Bred by Dixellen Farms, Caledon; Owned by Early Dawn Dairy, Fergus

• SUMMITHOLM CHAMPION IMA G-77 .............. 130,199 (26.98) kgs Bred and owned by Joe Loewith & Sons Ltd, Lynden

• SILDAJAK JIM ANINA EX-90 .................................128,287 (29.82) kgs Bred and owned by Sildajak Holstein, Winchester

• CNOSSEN FORD CAMM GP-83 ..............................128,118 (29.80) kgs Bred and owned by Cnossen Holsteins, Elora

• SUMMITHOLM NAPOLEON HANNAH GP-82 ....127,159 (31.75) kgs Bred and owned by Joe Loewith & Sons Ltd., Lynden

• M ISTYGLEN CHICO MERCHANT EX-91 ......... 126,346 (28.54) kgs Bred and owned by Misty Glen Farms Ltd., Belmont

• VICTORIA ENCINO MARGERITA VG-85 .........125,409 (31.78) kgs Bred and owned by Guntensperger Dairy, Seaforth

• M DF LUCENTE BONANZA GP-83 .......................125,376 (26.05) kgs Bred and owned by Meier’s Dairy Farm, Gowanstown

Bred and owned by Bosdale Farms Inc., Cambridge

• DARWELL WINDBROOK CHRISTIE EX-94 Bred and owned by Les & Darlene Sharpe, Orton

• H ARVDALE LAUTHORITY PEANUT EX-94

Bred and owned by Harvdale Holsteins, Stayner and Tim Henshaw, Minesing

• PARKACRES BRAXTON FIRY-ET EX-94 Owned by Dalton J. Faris, East Gwillimbury

• PAULROE CHELIOS CHARM EX-94 Bred and owned by Paul M. Martin, Arthur

• W ILLOWS-EDGE ATWOD FAITH -ET EX-94

CORRECTION: In our Spring 2018 issue we listed the incorrect owners on two cows that produced over 125,000 kgs of milk in our Best of the Breed section. MARK-A-VALLEY LIVELY MAGGIE VG-85-5YR has made 129,726 kgs of milk to date (30.94 per day of life). She is owned by Mark-A-Valley Farm in Arthur, Ont. F & B HILLFARM 518 G-76-2YR has made 128,877 kgs of milk to date (25.90 per day of life). She is owned by Leutenegger Farms Ltd. in Gowanstown Ont. Congratulations on these remarkable achievements - we regret the error.

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in each age division for March through to the end of May 2018! ANIMAL NAME

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AGE

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BCA Comp

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DEV Comp

BRABANTDALE JOSUPER ANOKA

VG-85

01-09

485

576

441

1502

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(+303)

(+191)

(+726)

BRABANTDALE BOASTFUL ARIZONA

GP-83

01-09

389

499

394

1282

(+136)

(+226)

(+144)

(+506)

VELDALE WISHIN 1122

GP-82

01-11

353

539

333

1225

(+104)

(+267)

(+75)

(+446)

BRABANTDALE BOASTFUL ARKANSAS

GP-83

01-09

409

425

378

1212

(+156)

(+152)

(+128)

(+436)

VELDALE NUMERO UNO 1116

GP-81

01-10

308

556

308

1172

(+61)

(+288)

(+50)

(+399)

BRABANTDALE MONTEREY REITERATE

VG-86

02-03

379

532

410

1321

(+126)

(+260)

(+160)

(+546)

WILMARLEA FEVER FRIDAY

G-78

02-11

393

507

387

1287

(+105)

(+182)

(+103)

(+390)

GILLETTE SUPERSHOT AMAZON

VG-86

02-00

365

381

379

1125

(+120)

(+111)

(+126)

(+357)

ORVANCY ENVIOUS TINA

GP-81

02-01

325

398

338

1061

(+97)

(+154)

(+104)

(+355)

TERRYLEA BYWAY BICKERS

GP-82

02-01

362

332

349

1043

(+132)

(+92)

(+122)

(+346)

DEBOER HEFTY O LEARY

VG-87

03-01

378

477

398

1253

(+98)

(+177)

(+117)

(+392)

STANTONS CAMARO ASYNDRIA

VG-85

03-00

421

433

428

1282

(+128)

(+119)

(+127)

(+374)

S-S-HOLSTEIN CHASE 2664

VG-85

03-00

445

441

432

1318

(+127)

(+119)

(+115)

(+361)

DROOGH CHELIOIS 732

GP-81

03-07

323

395

346

1064

(+102)

(+145)

(+114)

(+361)

DONNANVIEW ANTON 2ND TRY

VG-85

03-02

399

342

374

1115

(+150)

(+97)

(+111)

(+358)

JOALFARMS SANCHEZ RIPPLE

VG-87

04-07

369

447

347

1163

(+136)

(+190)

(+106)

(+432)

SILVERRIDGE MOGUL AVOCATE

VG-88

04-08

433

432

433

1298

(+138)

(+132)

(+135)

(+405)

HANALEE BRADNICK KINZIE

VG-88

04-05

381

440

334

1155

(+134)

(+168)

(+82)

(+384)

NEWMORNING DEMPSEY NANCY 1134

EX-90

04-10

324

480

372

1176

(+65)

(+199)

(+97)

(+361)

BRISLAWN FLORIAN 456

VG-85

04-01

337

417

333

1087

(+100)

(+157)

(+103)

(+360)

WEEBERLAC SHOTTLE IMATATION

VG-85

05-05

369

515

348

1232

(+126)

(+255)

(+107)

(+488)

CNOSSOME CIRCUIT BABE

VG-88

05-09

352

488

362

1202

(+79)

(+200)

(+84)

(+363)

DAIRYDALE JL SHOTTLE MARVEL

EX-90

05-10

338

405

337

1080

(+100)

(+135)

(+97)

(+332)

RUSTOWIL GOLDCHIP ROXBY

EX-93

05-03

360

337

326

1023

(+127)

(+85)

(+87)

(+299)

SUTHERHILL SHOTTLE NANCY

VG-88

05-03

365

322

354

1041

(+119)

(+72)

(+107)

(+298)

EX-91

06-02

411

361

389

1161

(+166)

(+91)

(+136)

(+393)

EX-90-3E

07-02

336

369

351

1056

(+102)

(+124)

(+117)

(+343)

ARMSTRONG MANOR IONA 2946

G-73

06-01

343

476

378

1197

(+59)

(+159)

(+86)

(+304)

C-HAVEN TASHA SHTL TOPAZ-ET

EX-90-3E

08-04

331

333

343

1007

(+94)

(+75)

(+104)

(+273)

WINMAPLE HORIZON LIZANNA

G-77

06-05

298

347

308

953

(+83)

(+99)

(+89)

(+271)

YEARLINGS BRABANTDALE FARMS LTD, NAVAN BRABANTDALE FARMS LTD, NAVAN VELDALE HOLSTEINS, WOODSTOCK

BRABANTDALE FARMS LTD, NAVAN VELDALE HOLSTEINS, WOODSTOCK

2 YEAR OLDS BRABANTDALE FARMS LTD, NAVAN WILMARLEA FARM, EMBRO

FERME GILLETTE INC, EMBRUN ORVANCY HOLSTEINS, ALMA MILGLEN FARMS LTD, ST. MARYS

3 YEAR OLDS DE BOER ACRES HOLSTEINS, SELKIRK STANTON BROS LIMITED, ILDERTON ONTARIO INC 1024248, ST. BERNARDIN SHADY LANE FARMS, NORTH GOWER GREAVESTON HOLSTEINS, NORTH AUGUSTA

4 YEAR OLDS ALLAN & LORNE VIS, MURILLO SILVERRIDGE FARMS LTD, SPRINGFIELD; TRUSTMORE FARMS INC, SLATE RIVER HANK & NANCY-LEE HAZELEGER, EMBRO NEW MORNING HOLSTEINS, MONKTON SOESTDALE HOLSTEINS INC, HENSALL

5 YEAR OLDS NATION VALLEY FARMS, CHESTERVILLE CNOSSOME HOLSTEINS, BRUNNER J LINE HOLSTEINS, LINWOOD

MARK MORELAND, JOYCEVILLE SUTHERHILL FARMS, ST. MARYS

MATURE COWS GILLETTE BEACON 2ND SERVICE

FERME GILLETTE INC, EMBRUN

VALLEYRIVER STIRLING FAN

VALLEYRIVER FARMS LTD, BOGNOR; GLENVUE HOLSTEINS, ROCKWOOD ARMSTRONG MANOR FARM, CALEDON ALMET FARMS LTD, BOWMANVILLE DEN HERTOG DAIRY FARMS LTD, DUBLIN

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2018 COMPETITION GUIDELINES This competition is effective for the 2018 Show Season and is open for residents of Ontario exclusively. • Animal must be shown minimal at one (1) Ontario Branch recognized show to be eligible • Be a Registered Holstein, 75% purity or higher • Be owned by or in partnership with the exhibitor who is an Ontario Resident • Have won 1st or 2nd prize at an Ontario Holstein Branch county or regional show • Have been in the top five (5) at Ontario Spring Discovery, Ontario Summer Show, EOWQ Championship Show, Autumn Opportunity Show or Maxville Holstein Show. • Have been in the top eight (8) Ontario owned placings at the 2018 Royal Winter Fair • Only one entry for Junior Breeder’s Herd per exhibitor • Only one entry for Breeder’s Herd per exhibitor • Senior animals must qualify in milking class *Placings at Shows outside of Ontario should be included but are not considered as Qualifying Shows.

RED & WHITE CLASSES

• Animal must have been shown at any two recognized Branch Holstein shows to qualify for entry.

4-H CLASSES

• You must be a member of a 4-H Dairy Calf Club. • You must have shown your project at your club achievement day • 4-H Members must lead their own calf in at least two (2) Ontario Holstein Branch recognized shows but the animal need only qualify in one (1) show to be eligible • Entry form must show calf’s actual placing in the class as well as 4-H placing in the class • Have been 1st or 2nd 4-H Calf (in its class) at an Ontario Holstein Branch county or regional show. • Have been 1st, 2nd or 3rd 4-H Holstein Calf at Ontario Summer Show, EOWQ Championship Show, Autumn Opportunity Show, Maxville Holstein Show or an Official 4-H Show with 75 or more 4-H members participating in the show. The date and location of these 4-H shows needs to be at the Ontario Holstein Branch office prior to the show date and a complete marked catalogue must be sent to the Branch office no later than 15 days after the shows. • Have been in the top eight (8) Ontario owned 4-H placings in the Holstein 2018 RAWF Show OR 2018 TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic. • All-Ontario 4-H entries require a separate entry form and photo, listing only those shows where the 4-H member led his/her own calf.

JUNIOR ALL-ONTARIO

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

ENTRIES

Owners must submit an official entry via Assist Expo for each animal they wish to enter. Go to https://www.assistexpo.ca/all-ontario-holsteincompetition to enter by November 16, 2018. Note: Each entry for each class requires a photo (see photo requirements at right). A fee of $50 per entry ($25 for 4-H and Junior All-Ontario) applies and can be used towards an ad in The Link. ENTRY DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 16, 2018. For Further Information contact: Ontario Holstein Branch 519-653-6180 www.ontario.holstein.ca/awards/all-ontario www.ontario.holstein.ca

CLASSES

1. Summer Calf - born on or after Jun. 1, ’18 2. Junior Calf - born Mar. 1 ‘18 - May 31, ‘18 3. Int. Calf - born Dec. 1, ’17 - Feb. 28, ’18 4. Senior Calf - born Sept. 1, ’17 - Nov. 30, ’17 5. Summer Yrling - born June 1, ’17 - Aug. 31, ’17 6. Junior Yrling - born Mar. 1, ’17 - May 31, ’17 7. Intermediate Yrling - born Dec. 1, ’16 - Feb. 29, ’17 8. Senior Yrling, non-milking - born Sept. 1, ’16 - Nov. 30, ’16 9. Junior Breeder’s Herd, 3 animals bred by exhibitor 10. Milking Yrling - born Sept.1, ’16, to Feb. 29, ’17 12. Junior 2-year-old - born Mar. 1, ’16 - Aug. 31, ’16 12. Senior 2-year-old - born Sept. 1, ’15 - Feb. 28, ’16 13. Junior 3-year-old - born March 1, ’15 - Aug. 31, ’15 14. Senior 3-year-old - born Sept. 1, ’14 - Feb. 28, ’15 15. 4-year-old - born Sept. 1, ’13 - Aug. 31, ’14 16. 5-year-old - born Sept. 1, ’12 - Aug. 31, ’13 17. Mature Cow - born prior to Sept. 1, ’12 18. Longtime Production Cow - must have made 60,000 Kgs by show time 19. Breeder’s Herd, 3 animals bred by exhibitor 20. Junior 4-H Calf - born after Mar. 1, ’18 21. Intermediate 4-H Calf - born Dec. 1, ’17 - Feb. 28, ’18 22. Senior 4-H Calf - born Sept. 1, ’17 - Nov. 30, ’17 23. Summer Yrling 4-H Calf - born June 1, ’17 - Aug. 31, ’17 24. Junior Yrling 4-H Calf - born Mar. 1, ’17 - May 31, ’17 25. Junior All-Ontario animal - Junior Calf to Senior Calf 26. Junior All-Ontario animal - Summer Yrling to Senior Yrling 27. Red & White Calf - born Sept. 1, ’17 - Aug. 31, ’18 28. Red & White Yrling non-milking - born Sept. 1 ’16 - Aug. 31, ’17 29. Red & White Junior Cow - born Sept. 1 ’14 - Feb. 29 ’17 30. Red & White Senior Cow - born prior to Sept. 1, 2014

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS

Your entry must be accompanied by a professionally-taken 5x7 side-shot or digital photograph taken in the current show season and must show the stage of lactation the cow was in when she competed. A Senior Yearling can be nominated in both the milking & non-milking class but, her show winnings are only applicable to the chosen stage. (ie) A yearling could qualify pre-freshening and then qualify after freshening and be eligible for both classes. BUT you must have a picture freshened and nonmilking. It is imperative to denote stage of heifer at time of showing as Milking or Non-Milking when listing show results. Exhibitors may submit three (3) individual pictures of the members of your Breeder’s Herd and Junior Breeder’s Herd; however, group pictures will still be accepted. Photos must be taken in the 2018 show season, showing the stage of lactation.

SELECTION

All qualifying entries received by the deadline will be submitted to a panel of 18 judges who will place their top six in each category, with the following point system: 1st (9 points), 2nd (6 points), 3rd (4 points), 4th (3 points), 5th (2 points) and 6th (1 point). Judges with qualifying entries in the class are blocked from voting on that class. Additionally, 12 randomly- selected voting results will be compiled to determine the All–Ontario winner for each class. Entries not in the top 2, but receiving over 29 points, will be recognized as Honourable Mention. Prior to voting, an effort will be made to allow each entrant 48 hours to review the accuracy of their entry via a live link, as well as view others in the class. Entrants will be notified of final results via e-mail and/or a text message. The results will be published in the Winter 2019 issue of The Link Magazine. Presentation of awards will be made at the Ontario Holstein Branch Annual meeting in February 2019. Results will be considered unofficial and cannot be published by any other company until after presentations are made. The

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Holstein Happenings August 17

Prescott Holstein Show Judge Glen McNeil Niagara’s “Dinner at the Dairy” August 17-18 Moonlight Holsteins, Caistor Centre Junior All-Ontario Show, Woodstock July 20 Fairgrounds, Judge Brent Howe Peterborough County Twilight & August 22 “Dinner at the Dairy” Niagara Holstein Show Crovalley Holsteins, Hastings Judge Jason French July 23 August 22 Renfrew Family Night Lambton Holstein Show Zola Farms, Henk Schuurman Judge Brent Howe July 25 Ontario Summer Show Clipping August 23 Oxford Holstein Show Competition, 7:00 pm Judge Gary Jebson July 26 Ontario Summer Show Showmanship August 23 Simcoe Holstein Show, Competition, 7:00 pm Essa Fairgrounds, 6:00 p.m. July 27 Judge Barclay Phoenix Ontario Summer Show, Judge Adam August 23-24 Liddle, 9:00 am West-Central Junior Show, Elora July 27 Niagara Twilight Meeting, Rosetone August 24 Renfrew Holstein Show Farms, Port Colborne Judge Kyle Rivington July 31 Inter-County Dairy Cattle Judging August 28 Bruce-Grey Holstein Show Competition, Paris Fairgrounds Judge Jeff Stephens AUGUST 2017 August 1

Middlesex Holstein Show, Judge Kevin McGriskin

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Haldimand-Norfolk Holstein Show Judge Josh McKay

Perth Club Sale, Carson’s

EO/WQ Show, Metcalfe

Autumn Opportunity Show, Orangeville

Niagara Banquet

Perth Banquet, Mitchell Golf Club

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TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic Royal Winter Fair, Toronto

Rural Scenes & Animal Portraits by Ted Burnside

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Brant-Wentworth Holstein Show Judge Jon Kingdon

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Quinte Exhibition, Prince Edward County Twilight Quinte Exhibition Grounds, 6:00 pm Meeting, Kane & Courtney Rutgers, Judge Curtis McNeil Bloomfield August 31 August 2-3 Dufferin-Wellington County Holstein Eastern Ontario Junior Show & Show Judge Stephanie Murphy EastGen Showcase, Spencerville August 4 SEPTEMBER 2017 Lennox & Addington Holstein Show September 1 Napanee, 6:30 pm. Judge Morgon Stormont Holstein Show McMillan Judge Dave Bergeron

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Peterborough Exhibition, 6:00 p.m. Judge Herb Henderson

Frontenac Holstein Show Judge Scott Brethet

Eastern Ontario Invitational Holstein Show, Judge Steve Fraser

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VALMAR HOLSTEIN COMPLETE HERD DISPERSAL APRIL 6, 2018, AT THE FARM, BRANTFORD

TOP SELLERS

VALMAR AFTERSHOCK BLACKROSE ..............................$4,700 Buyer: Bruce Johnson, London VALMAR AFTERSHOCK GISELLE.......................................$4,200 Buyer: Simon Cnossen, Brunner VALMAR WINDHAMMER BETH...........................................$4,200 Buyer: Wade Armstrong, Waterford 90 LOT AVERAGE ..........................................................$2,338 The Ontario Holstein Branch is pleased to welcome Derek Klumpenhouwer and Amanda Shier to our office for the summer. Derek hails from Klompen Holsteins in Listowel, Ont. and has been focusing on the Branch’s social media. Amanda comes from Elmheights Holsteins in Cannington, Ont. and has been working on a photo archiving project. Both will be assisting at youth events this summer - feel free to say hello!

Redner and Halpenny to represent Ontario at 2018 European Young Breeders School

EASTERN ONTARIO SPRING SELECT APRIL 7, 2018, CHERRY CREST HOLSTEINS, MARTINTOWN

TOP SELLERS

ARMREST ENERGY BEEM ......................................................$4,500 Buyer: Grant Armstrong, Millbrook FREDWILL 541................................................................................$4,500 Buyer: Sillsway Farms, Roslin GREENLARK SOLOMON ALYSON......................................$4,300 Buyer: Jamie Black, NY VAL-BISSON EXPANDER LIANE..........................................$4,300 Buyer: Ferme Dlasept, St.Albert 90 LOT AVERAGE ..........................................................$2,338

TASTE OF ONTARIO SPRING SALE APRIL 18, 2018, CRANSTON FARMS, ANCASTER

TOP SELLERS

DUCKETT DRACK GABBY.....................................................$11,000 Buyer: Embrdale Holsteins, Asphodel-Norwood PICK OF 6 MATERNAL SISTERS TO FRAELAND DOORMAN BONNIE.....................................$10,100 Buyer: Mike Maier, WI AVANT-GARDE KASHMIR SILK............................................$9,300 Buyer: Carldot Holsteins, Glenbert Holsteins and Nuview Farms, Stratford 85 LOT AVERAGE .......................................................... $4,150

Congratulations to Rebecca Redner and Connor Halpenny, Ontario’s delegates to this year’s European Young Breeders School in Battice, Belgium. Rebecca hails from Warkworth and prides herself on her showmanship skills. She was Grand Champion Showperson at EastGen Showcase Challenge in 2016. Her positive attitude and ability to work as a team player will serve her well at the competition.

SWING INTO SPRING TAG SALE APRIL 20-22, 2018, DRENTEX JERSEYS, RUSSELL

Connor is from Merrickville and has achieved much success working as a fitter for some of the industry’s finest. His strong work ethic and leadership skills will prove successful as he competes later this fall.

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Donald, John and Fraser Doan Farm: Doanlea Herd Size: 300 head, 140 milking Operation Type: 95 tie stall facility with a second linked site facility of 45 tie stalls, 1400 acres farmed Location: Norwich, Ontario 1. What is your family’s history with Holsteins? Doanlea is a fourth-generation family farm operated by myself (Fraser) and my brother (John) and owned in partnership with our father, Donald. Our involvement with Holsteins started in 1950 when our grandfather (Alex) purchased his first purebred Holstein calf from his father in 1961. The next year, Alex started milk testing and classifying the herd, and in 1974, he and our dad built their first barn addition. Our parents purchased and took over the farm in 1977 and in 1978, Doanlea received its first two VG cows. Throughout the 80s, we received several awards for top ten milk production in Oxford County. Over the years, our parents continued to expand the herd with their own homebred cattle and increased the land base to 400 acres. After John and I completed our education at the University of Guelph, we both came home to farm full time. In 2001, we built a barn addition and took over managing the herd. Since the passing of our mom in 2013, we have continued to farm together, with John and I taking on all of the responsibilities and management of the herd. In 2014, we purchased a second 45 tie-stall facility from our neighbour, allowing us to have a linked site to provide another opportunity to expand.

We have grown our herd from 60 to 140 head since 2001 using our own breeding stock and have not had to sacrifice type and production in doing so. We have been fortunate enough to be awarded a Master Breeder shield in 2017 and have been lucky to have achieved some success in the show ring. 7. If you could improve one thing in your herd/operation, what would it be? We could realize some efficiencies in our operation to help us produce more milk while keeping the same number of stalls and not increasing labour. Automation in feeding would also be a consideration. 8. If you could have ANY cow standing in your barn, who would it be and why? Loyalyn Goldwyn June, EX-97. She is the epitome of longevity and mobility. I admire how mobile she is at 10 years old, as she moves around the ring better than many younger cows. She just keeps getting better and better every year.

9. What is one thing you would tell a young farmer that you wish you had been told? I would like to reiterate the importance of networking and having a strong support system. It is important to be able to continue learning and asking questions to fellow breeders to help make informed decisions. Whatever your interests may be, from dairy committees to the show 2. What are your breeding goals? At Doanlea, we breed for trouble-free, well-balanced cows that excel ring, stay involved and never stop listening, watching and learning. in both type and production. We strive for good udders and width 10. How do you use genomic information in your herd and what are your thoughts throughout and adequate rib structure so the cows can eat lots of feed on the future of genomics? We don’t currently test any cattle for genomics, and produce large volumes of quality milk. but we do use 25 per cent genomic bulls. 3. What genetic tools are most important in your breeding program? 11. How many cows do you flush each year? How do you market your embryos? We use DHI milk testing to provide us with information on the cow We flush about three to five cows a year. We do so primarily for our own families that have strong components, as well as information about use within our operation. individual somatic cell counts. It also helps us benchmark our herd to our peers. We use classification as a tool to look at the traits of our 12. Which traits do you find sell the best? Which trait do you value most? We feel that the traits that sell best are the same as the traits we value: strong cows and the traits we need to improve upon. good udders and good feet and legs are key in our opinion. 4. Describe the ultimate/ideal cow for your operation. An ideal cow for our operation is a 60-inch animal with a well-attached 13. Which bulls do you feel have had the most impact on your herd? mammary system and strong feet and legs. She would breed back every Astro Jet, Starbuck, Raider and Inspiration have been used in the past. 12 months and be trouble-free. Ideally, she would score VG as a 2-year- More currently, Goldwyn, Fever, Windbrook, Doorman and Doorman old and score EX after three calves. sons are impacting our herd to date. 5. What cow in your barn is currently the “Heart of the Herd”? The true heart of our herd was Doanlea Senator Karen. Although long passed, 70 per cent of our current herd traces back to her. Currently, the “P” family is the heart of our herd, with Doanlea Drake Promise EX94 being the queen due, in part, to her ability to produce exceptional udders. 6. What are you most proud of in your herd/operation? We’re proud of the success we’ve had from our homebred herd.

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