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Heart of the Herd Announcement County Show Report Ontario Summer Show Results Junior All-Ontario Results Junior All-Ontario Recap in Photos Back to Basics De Boer Acres Holsteins

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Where are they now? Northumberland County Club turns 85 Inter-County 4-H Dairy Judging 2018 Junior Show Galleries Youth Feature

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2018 Scholarship Winners Top LPI and Pro$ Herds Industry Insider

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2018 All-Ontario Competition Rules

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Editor’s Note 6 GM’s Note 6 LinkedIn 8 Pursuit of Excellence 38 First time Excellent Cows 39 Sale Highlights 40 Best of the Breed 40 Superior Production 41 Holstein Happenings 48 Branch News 49 Index of Advertisers 49 In Black and White 50 Olivercrest Holsteins

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 Derek Klumpenhouwer, Julie McIntosh CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Amanda Comfort, Amanda Shier, Angela Howard, BarnGirls Photography, Christine Johnston, Derek Klumpenhouwer, Jim Coveney, Lauren Eby, Marcel Emond, Mary Poirier, Merina Johnston Patti Sharp, 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: 18-month-old Gabriella Walker hands a ribbon to Maddie Pettit of Misty Glen Farms in the Intermediate Calf Class at this year’s Elgin County Holstein Show. Her helper at right, Emily Hartle, is happy to get her little friend involved in the fun! (PHOTO BY BARNGIRLS PHOTOGRAPY)

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Q&A ANDREA’S FALL FAVOURITES

Favourite dairy product: cheese curds - the squeakier, the better! As a kid growing up in Millbank, we used to go to the cheese factory and watch the guys make them fresh. There was nothing better! These days, I get my fix from Little Brown Cow, just outside of Brantford. Their yummy curds really take me back. Favourite Link cover shot: Without question, it’s our Winter 2013 cover. The story behind it is so fun to tell! With the help of Niagara’s Brad Eggink and Dave Vellenga, we took a very docile cow down to the Falls and spent several hours there with her trying to get the perfect shot. We got lots of questions and many double-takes from passers-by, but eventually ended up with a good shot. It was just such a fun night with some great people that I’ll never forget, and everytime I look at that issue, it makes me smile. Favourite story in this issue: If I had to pick just one, it would be our Black & White story on Aaron Breukelman. He’s such a down to earth guy who’s wise beyond his years and learning about his farm and the challenges he faces as a dairy farmer way up north was fascinating. Favourite Ontario Holstein Event: The Inter-County Juding Competition run in partnership with the Dairy Youth Trust Fund is something I really enjoy each year. The stakes are high for some of these kids as a trip to Madison is on the line, and it’s a lot of fun watching them compete with their game faces on. The build-up to the moment when the Ontario Dairy Judging Team is named is just so exciting!! Andrea Emond, Link Editor aemond@ontario.holstein.ca

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Favourite dairy product: cheese - any meal, anytime, anywhere! I’ll eat almost any cheese, from brie to blue and everything in between, but my absolute favourite is one made by Glengarry Fine Cheese in Eastern Ontario. It’s called The Lankaaster, a hard cheese typical of cheeses made on Dutch farms earlier in the century. Favourite Link cover shot: Summer 2016. I always thought this cover shot captures the essence of the Branch so well, representing the youth we work with so regularly and the next generation of Holsteins bred by our members, bringing them one step closer to their farming goals. Favourite story in this issue: I loved reading the feature on the De Boers. I got to know Amy and Art while covering the West-Central District and they are just tremendous people - hardworking, passionate dairy farmers. They deserve all the success the world brings them! Favourite Cow: As a lover of strong ‘matriarchs’, my current fave would be Kingsway Terrason Allie. Her impact on the breed the last few years has been phenomenal, producing multi-generational success. Historically, it would be Cherry Crest Crimson, a 15-star Starbuck that made a significant impact on my family’s herd in the 90s. Favourite Ontario Holstein Event: Our four junior shows held annually across the province. We run the events to mentor, teach, and inspire youth ages nine to 13, and yet it is us who leave with so many lessons and so much inspiration for the youth of tomorrow.

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Congratulations to Lloyd Schram, who turned 75 on July 30, 2018. Lloyd was raised at Huronia Regional Centre and came to live and work at Ridgoro Farms in Oro-Medonte when he was 17 years old. Theresa Lawlor, whose grandparents welcomed Lloyd to the farm in 1960, wrote to tell us about Lloyd and how much he means to their family. “He is a part of our family - not just a hired hand.” Lloyd celebrated his birthday with friends and family at the Oro Station Community Hall, where he was presented with a Certificate of Service on behalf of Ontario Holstein. “My dad (Douglas Crawford) always joked with him that we would get him a retirement certificate from you, but dad passed away in February. About a week after he passed, Lloyd said to me, ‘I guess I am never going to get my certificate.’ But now he did! You made a true soul smile and that, he really needed.” Presenting the certificate is Jeff Crawford, who worked with Lloyd until his retirement in December 2017. PHOTO SUBMITTED.

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Congratulations to these Spirit of 4-H Winners, who were recently presented with a leather portfolio. The award, sponsored by the Ontario Holstein Branch, aims to recognize the outstanding contributions of 4-H members in their respective counties. Above, from l to r: Ryan Talbot with leader May Hollingsworth; Megan Martin with leader John Drummond; Nadia Simard (l) with leader Amanda Cowan. PHOTOS SUBMITTED.

Carole and Wray Bowen of Liddlerock Holsteins in Aylmer, Ont. recently gained some room in their basement when they donated over 50 years’ worth of Holstein Journals. The magazines have found a happy home in the archives at Holstein Canada. PHOTO BY ANGELA HOWARD.

18-month-old ‘Legend-in-the-making’ Hunter Smith enjoyed the sights and sounds at this year’s Inter-county Judging Competition held in Paris, Ont. Hunter’s dad, Aaron, brought a class of Holsteins to the competition for judging. PHOTO SUBMITTED.

PRYME TIME FOR HARVEST According to these four crop scouts in training (Keagan, Russell, Hunter and Charlie Prins of Pryme Farms in Brighton, Ont.), July 20 was a good day to havest this year’s barley crop. PHOTO SUBMITTED.

Two-year-old Cedric Martin (l) shows his friend Dustin Martin the way at Waterloo’s Twilight Meeting held June 28 at the farm of Darcy Weber (Floraview Farms Ltd) in Elmira, Ont. PHOTO BY ANGELA HOWARD. Ontario Holstein Board President Dave Johnston recently had the pleasure of visiting Northern Ontario and touring some Holstein operations there. Dave took in the Thunder Bay Holstein Show during his travels, saw some nice cows, and perhaps most importantly, met some incredibly dedicated dairy farmers who are doing a great job. He is pictured here with Mike Vis (l) and Lorne Vis (r) of Joalfarms in Murillo. PHOTO BY CHRISTINE JOHNSTON.

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Kathryn Lambert was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation at this year’s Middlesex Holstein Show. Kathryn has been the club’s valued secretary for 10 years. Presenting the award is Western Ontario Holstein Rep, Angela Howard. PHOTO BY BARNGIRLS PHOTOGRAPHY.

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HEART OF THE HERD ...Introducing a new format for 2018! THe details: • The new format of the competition will build on many of the same traits showcased in past Heart of the Herd Winners. • We will be moving away from a “people’s choice” competition, where the cow with the most votes won, to a brand new points-based system, with points being awarded based on a cow’s: - Classification - Production - Progeny - All-Ontario results • Points will be calculated using data from Holstein Canada • The cow must have been alive in the year the points were tallied in order to win • The 2019 winner will be announced at our Annual General Meeting!!

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The Thunder Bay Holstein Show, judged by Devin O’Hara

DON’T WAIT FOR THE PEOPLE TO COME TO SEE YOUR COW, TAKE YOUR COW TO THE PEOPLE! This year marked another successful year for the county shows across Ontario. Some were up in numbers, some were down, but all in all, the shows were enjoyed by exhibitors and spectators alike. A lot of work goes into a Holstein show before, during and even after the event itself. Congratulations to all of the breeders and exhibitors of the many outstanding cattle shown at the 27 county shows across Ontario this year!

Brant-Wentworth Holstein Show August 30, 2018

Dufferin-Wellington Holstein Show August 31, 2018

Judge: Jon Kingdon – 93 Head Junior Champion: Craigcrest Rejoice Blackbeauty Jeff Stephens, Chesley Stephens Reserve Junior Champion: Bridgeview Doorman Skittles Jeff Stephens, Doug Cranston Grand Champion: Maplekay O K Eileen Maplekay Farms Limited Reserve Grand Champion: Bridgeview Sammy Donning Bridgeview Farms Premier Breeder & Bridgeview Farms Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: Stephanie Murphy – 99 Head Junior Champion: Fraeland Solomon Bonnie Fraeland Farms Reserve Junior Champion: Kentville Atwood Dublin Kentville Holsteins Grand Champion: Quality Atwood Angie Quality Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion: Wendon Braxton Giggles Kentville Holsteins Premier Breeder & Kentville Holsteins Premier Exhibitor:

Bruce-Grey Holstein Show August 28, 2018

Durham Holstein Show September 6, 2018

Judge: Jeff Stephens - 126 Head Junior Champion: Unique Solomon Lovely Unique Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Ronbeth Solomon Sunset Ronbeth Holsteins, Grand Slam Holsteins, Showstyle Genetics

Judge: Adam Hunt – 80 Head Junior Champion: Crovalley Solomon Sparkle Aleah Farms Ltd, Ava Doner, Gerardo & Jose Gonzalez, Howard W. Doner, Select Farm & Export Services Inc Reserve Junior Champion: Werrcroft Cinderdoor Puddles Werrcroft Farms Ltd Grand Champion: Sikmadale F Doorman Freezie Fricosons Holsteins, Sikmadale Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion: Altona Lea Jason Aldean Frank Barkey & Family Premier Breeder & Frank Barkey & Family Premier Exhibitor:

Grand Champion: Hicklee Windbrook Spring Cameron Hickling Reserve Grand Champion: Kingsway Goldwyn Lauren Select Farm & Export Services Inc, Gerardo & Jose Gonzalez, Hodglynn Holsteins Premier Breeder: Hodglynn Premier Exhibitor:

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Carleton-Russell Holstein Show September 27, 2018 Judge: Junior Champion:

Terry Beckett - 91 Head Velthuis Atwood Prada Velthuis Farms Ltd.

Reserve Junior Champion: Velthuis Allclass Honey Velthuis Farms Ltd. Grand Champion: Hendercroft Fever Bazooka Herbert Henderson Reserve Grand Champion: Hendercroft Culminant Brenna Herbert Henderson Premier Breeder & Hendercroft Holsteins Premier Exhibitor:

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Elgin Holstein Show August 10, 2018

Haldimand-Norfolk Holstein Show October 2, 2018

Judge: Josh Mckay – 76 Head Junior Champion: Goulait High Octane Elsa Ferme Marlau, Howes Holsteins Inc, Weavercroft Farms Ltd Reserve Junior Champion: Maplekeys Doorman Iotee Maplekeys Farms Grand Champion: Maplekeys Reginald Mimi Maplekeys Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Vanderhaven Redman Alice Forest Lee Farms Ltd

Judge: Josh McKay - 70 Head Junior Champion: WCG Doorman Yasmine Willowcreek Genetics Reserve Junior Champion: Windview Kingboy Lola Mark Bousfield, Trustmore Farms Inc. Grand Champion: Raeland Windbrook Cassie Erieview Farms Limited Reserve Grand Champion: Hazyacre Razor You The Cow Willowcreek Genetics Premier Breeder & Douglas Winger Premier Exhibitor:

Premier Breeder: Premier Exhibitor:

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Frontenac Holstein Show

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Hastings (Quinte) Holstein Show August 31, 2018

Judge: Scott Brethet – 85 Head Junior Champion: Lilyking Sol Aphrodite Bonnechere Holsteins, Lilyking Farm, Trekili Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Hickoryacres Shadow Hickoryacres Farms Grand Champion: Windcroft Brokaw Eclipse Windcroft Farm Reserve Grand Champion: Lilyking Doorman Agatha Bonnechere Holsteins, Lilyking Farm, Trekili Holsteins Premier Breeder & Sunrest Farm Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: Curtis McNeil – 50 Head Junior Champion: Kingsway Solomon Attractive Kingsway Farms, Bensoncrest Farms Reserve Junior Champion: Kingsway Doorman Amuse Kingsway Farms, Straitside Holsteins Grand Champion: Oscroft Absolute Jayme Hidden Creek Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Villagecrest Seaver Sprite Hidden Creek Farms

Glengarry Holstein Show August 11, 2018

Lambton Holstein Show

Judge: Mike West – 59 Head Junior Champion: Murrayholm Doorman Ladonna Bethany Macdonald, Murrayholm Farms Inc, Rob Heffernan, Robert D. Macdonald Reserve Junior Champion: Kirklea Doorman Eloquent Rob Heffernan, Robert D. Macdonald Grand Champion: Lochdale Zelgadis Stormy Lochdale Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion: Cherry Crest Donaldson Cherry Crest Holsteins

Judge: Brent Howe – 60 Head Junior Champion: Brushdale King Boutin W.S. Brush Reserve Junior Champion: Ms Chassity Chattercreek-ET Brian Slaughter, Kyle Slaughter Grand Champion: Stonyway Goldwyn Vee Little Star Holsteins, Hodglynn Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion: Charlyn Goldchip Sunrise Charlyn Farms Premier Breeder & Brian Slaughter Premier Exhibitor:

Premier Breeder: Premier Exhibitor:

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Lanark County Holstein Show September 7, 2018

Ontario Holstein Show September 3, 2018

Judge: Bobby Jarrell – 74 Head Junior Champion: Timcon Diablo Control Timcon Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Timcon Swanson Sid Timcon Holsteins Grand Champion: Rockyrapids Jailbreak Rockyrapids Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion: Penlow Skyler Golden Dreams Penlow Farms Premier Breeder & Glen M. Syme Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: Kevin McGriskin – 101 Head Junior Champion: Ronbeth Doorman Sultana Clarkvalley Holsteins, Peter Leach, Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms, Keaton Phoenix Reserve Junior Champion: Gleann Gracie A Beckholm Holsteins Grand Champion: Oakfield GC Darby-ET Trent Valley Holsteins, T & L Cattle Ltd, Joel Phoenix Reserve Grand Champion: Phoenix Baxter Geometry High Point Farms Premier Breeder & Michael & Jessica Phoenix Premier Exhibitor:

Middlesex Holstein Show August 1, 2018

Oxford Holstein Show August 23, 2018

Judge: Kevin McGriskin – 93 Head Junior Champion: Savagedale Drmn Willie Echo Glen Farm, Robert Wilmot, Savagedale Farm Reserve Junior Champion: Echo Glen Jacoby Belladonna Echo Glen Farm Grand Champion: Wedgwood Windbrook Lulu Echo Glen Farm, Kenny Mcrae Reserve Grand Champion: Cavanaleck Windbrook Sabeth Cavanaleck Farms Ltd Premier Breeder & Cavanaleck Farms Ltd. Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: Junior Champion:

Gary Jebson – 116 Head Walnutlawn Callen Shelby Walnutlawn Farms Limited

Reserve Junior Champion: Ronbeth Solomon Sunset Grand Slam Holsteins, Ronbeth Holsteins, Showstyle Genetics Grand Champion: Cityview Braxton Lois BBC Holsteins, Loralans Holsteins, Weswin Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion: Wayholme Reginald Petunia Glenbert Holsteins, Marthaven Holsteins Premier Breeder: Premier Exhibitor:

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Niagara Holstein Show August 22, 2018

Perth-Waterloo Holstein Show September 14, 2018

Judge: Jason French – 70 Head Junior Champion: Feederlane Chelios Taboo Emma Roszell Reserve Junior Champion: Brookturn Solomon Honour Brookturn Holsteins Grand Champion: Brookturn Sanchez Pretzel Brookturn Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion: Brookturn High Octane Lavandra Brookturn Holsteins Premier Breeder: Feederlane Farms Premier Exhibitor: Brookturn Holsteins

Judge: Glenn Barkey – 113 Head Junior Champion: Stonebed Jacoby Izzy Killcroft Holsteins, Wes Killing & Stonebed Reserve Junior Champion: Ulmar Control Eternity Pfister Dairy Grand Champion: Pleasant Nook As Lala Loopsy Pleasant Nook Farm Reserve Grand Champion: Sikmadale Fricosons D Freezie David Wideman & Marthaven Premier Breeder & Bosdale Farms Premier Exhibitor:

Northumberland Holstein Show August 10, 2018

Peterborough Exhibition August 11, 2018

Judge: Glenn Barkey – 69 Head Junior Champion: Kingsway Solomon Attractive Kingsway Farms, Bensoncrest Farms Reserve Junior Champion: Mell-Woodtv Control Anne Clair Petherick Grand Champion: Kingsway Windbrook Jazz Kingsway Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Webb View Butterball Dempsey Webb View Farms Premier Breeder & Kingsway Farms Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: Herb Henderson – 79 Head Junior Champion: Vale-O-Skene Diamond Gemma Gary Troup, Matias Holsteins, Prospect Holsteins, Vale-O-Skene Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Millen Solomon Dina Millen Farms Grand Champion: Groenway Unix Mascarade Kingsway Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Duckett Drack Gabby Brett Stockdale Premier Breeder & Crovalley Holsteins Premier Exhibitor:

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Stormont Holstein Show September 1, 2018

Judge: Glen McNeil – 106 Head Junior Champion: Bonnie Brae Ape Quinn Bonnie Brae Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Mount Elm Incredibull J-Spot Neil & Bryan Anderson Grand Champion: Bonnie Brae Prospect Madison Bonnie Brae Holsteins Reserve Grand Champion: Bonnie Brae Doorman Marlee Bonnie Brae Holsteins Premier Breeder & Neil & Bryan Anderson Premier Exhibitor:

Judge: Dave Bergeron – 97 Head Junior Champion: Knonaudale Olive Sunnylodge Farms Inc., Knonaudale Farms Inc. Reserve Junior Champion: Knonaudale Pretty Mud Knonaudale Farms Inc. Grand Champion: Knonaudale Muddy Knonaudale Farms Inc. Reserve Grand Champion: Brabantdale Shottle Sparky Roclane Holsteins Premier Breeder & Redlodge Farms Inc. Premier Exhibitor:

Prince Edward Holstein Show September 7, 2018

Thunder Bay Holstein Show September 3, 2018

Judge: Colin Leach – 29 Head Junior Champion: Nurseland Capital Gain Jinx Nurseland Farm Reserve Junior Champion: Quintecrest Mccutchen Samantha Jean Mccornock Grand Champion: Waltz Acre Bristol Bank Waltz Acre Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Trekili W A Lola Braxton Waltz Acre Farms

Judge: Devin O’Hara - 43 Head Junior Champion: Chrishar Acrobat Donna Chrishar Farms Reserve Junior Champion: Chrishar Acrobat Erma Chrishar Farms Grand Champion: Chrishar Braxton Pepper Chrishar Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Chrishar McDougal Callista Chrishar Farms Premier Breeder & Chrishar Farms Premier Exhibitor:

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Prinsville Dairy Farms Inc. Nurseland Farm

Renfrew Holstein Show August 24, 2018

Victoria Holstein Show September 22, 2018

Judge: Kyle Rivington – 72 Head Junior Champion: Fraeland Swiss Avalanche Red Barrvalley Holsteins, Mernmac Farms Ltd, Rob Heffernan Reserve Junior Champion: Miss OCD Callen Georgia-ET Barrvalley Holsteins Grand Champion: Greenlark Diamond Rose Greenlark Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Chanmar Adonis Miss Red Century Star Holsteins

Judge: Nathan Thompson– 83 Head Junior Champion: Glennholme Mario Merciless Glennholme Holsteins, Kingsway Farms, Millen Farms Reserve Junior Champion: Oconcrest Dempsey Senorita Kingsway Farms Grand Champion: Kingsway Goldwyn Ladonna Kingsway Farms Reserve Grand Champion: Emilane Armani Grace Benbo Farm Premier Breeder & Crovalley Holsteins Premier Exhibitor:

Premier Breeder: Premier Exhibitor:

Greenlark Farms Barrvalley Holsteins

Simcoe Holstein Show August 23, 2018 Judge: Barclay Phoenix – 123 Head Junior Champion: Intense Devour Pomlili Evan Stanley, Lewside Holsteins, Pretty River Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Ms Maple-Downs A S Gwen-ET Clarkvalley & Dalton J. Faris Grand Champion: R-M Atwood Brenda Dalton J. Faris Reserve Grand Champion: Haanview Stanleycup Meanie Haanview Farms Inc. Premier Breeder & Scott Brethet Premier Exhibitor:

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JUNIOR ALL-ONTARIO SHOW August 18, 2018 • 58 head shown • Judged by Brent Howe, Aylmer

ONTARIO SUMMER SHOW July 27, 2018 • 213 head shown • Judged by Adam Liddle, NY

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SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

• Grand Champion was Willows-Edge Atwod Faith-ET, owned by Velthuis Farms Ltd., Osgoode, Ont.. Reserve was Kingsway Goldwyn Lip Balm, owned by Glamourview, MD. Honourable Mention went to Phoenix Baxter Geometry, owned by High Point Farms, Port Perry, Ont. • Junior Champion was Craigcrest Rubies Smarty Pants, owned by Lyndon Stewart & Associates Inc, Guelph, Ont. Reserve was Xcaret Gold Chip Aria, owned by Tim Hoese & Kate Heeren, Trent Valley Holsteins and Werrhurst Holsteins. Mapel Wood Doorman Dancer, owned by Clarkvalley Holsteins, and Pierre Boulet, Woodville, Ont. was Honourable Mention. • Jr. Premier Breeder was Crovalley Holsteins of Hastings, Ont.; Clair E. Petherick of Campbellford, Ont. was Jr. Premier Exhibitor. Jr. Breeders Herd was Oakfield-Bro of NY. Kingsway Farms of Hastings, Ont. captured both the Premier Breeder and Exhibitor banners. Kingsway also had Breeders Herd.

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• Grand Champion went to the first 5-year-old, Ocean-View Admirl ZamiraET, owned by Brent Sayles and Bridon Farms Inc. of Paris. Reserve was also captured by Brent Sayles and Bridon Farms on homebred Bridon Sid Bally. Honourable Mention went to Sierra Empey and Chasensid Farms of Dorchester, Ont. on Capthorne Sid Ashley. • Junior Champion was Oakfield Cinder Roslyn-ET, owned by Grand Slam Holsteins, Woodstock, Ont; Reserve was Silvercap Hilton Texture, owned by Tori Niville and Stephen E. Bradish. Allarway Holsteins of Brantford, Ont. had Honourable Mention on Valmar Airlift Emma. • In the Showmanship portion of the show, Derek Karn of Woodstock was Grand Champion Showperson; Colton Oughtred of Brantford was Reserve. Madison Dyment of Burgessville was Honourable Mention.

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Clarkvalley Holsteins, Pierre Boulet

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Brent Sayles, Bridon Farms Inc

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Malic Lotus Evrest

Ferme Malic

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Fraeland Cinderdoor Glitter

Derek Karn

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Glennholme Mario Merciless

Glennholme, Kingsway and Millen

Summer Yearling

Jordan Hawthorne, Bobmur Farms

Jr. Yearling

Valmar Airlift Emma

Allarway Holsteins

Winter Yrlng

Craigcrest Rubies Smarty Pants

Lyndon Stewart & Associates Inc

Sr./Winter Yearling

Bobmur Airlift Pandora

Cassdan Holsteins, Bobmur Farms

Sr. Yrlng

Xcaret Gold Chip Aria

Tim Hoese & Kate Heeren, Trent Valley, Werrhurst

Jr. 2-Yr-Old

Binwag Cassiopeia Aburner

Zwaantje - Anna De Boer

Sr. 2-Yr-Old

Bridon Sid Bally

Brent Sayles, Bridon Farms Inc

Jr. 2-Yr-Old

Crasdale Avalanche Bianca

Ferme Malic, Ponderosa Holsteins

3-Yr-Old

Capthorne Sid Ashley

Sierra Empey, Chasensid Farms

Sr. 2-Yr-Old

MS Smith-Oak PW D Maggie-ET

Clarkvalley, London Dairy, Aaron Eaton

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Bobmur TJW Colt P Nibbles

Jordan Hawthorne

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Alfinch Zelgodis Taci

Trent Valley Holsteins

5-Yr-Old+

Ocean-View Admirl Zamira-ET

Brent Sayles, Bridon Farms Inc

Sr. 3-Yr-Old

Kingsway Goldwyn Lip Balm

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4-Yr-Old

Willows-Edge Atwod Faith-ET

Velthuis Farms Ltd

5-Yr-old

Upper Canada Atwood Delight

Kingsway Farms

Mature Cow

Marfloacres Damion Lulu

Quality Holsteins

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Thank you to all of our generous show sponsors! Ayr Mutual Insurance Belore Trailer Sales Bryan Weldrick Canadian Livestock Photography Cranston Farms DeKlein Livestock EastGen Fraeland Farms Ltd. Gay Lea Food Co-operative Grand Valley Fortifiers Holstein Canada H.S. Knill Co. Ltd. Huron Tractor Kaymanor Holsteins Kubota Masterfeeds M P Agri Products National Bank of Canada Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund Ontario Holstein Branch Oxford Milkway Transport Co-op Pioneer Hi-Bred PMT Inc. Quality Seeds RK Animal Supplies Ltd. Royal Bank of Canada Select Sires Genervations Shur-Gain / Trouw Nutrition Springerhill Farms Taste of Ontario Sale Terem Trucking Ltd. Vogue Cattle Co. Western Ontario Holstein District Woodstock Ag. Society www.ontario.holstein.ca

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Grand Champion

Reserve Grand Champion

Willows-Edge Atwod Faith-ET

Kingsway Goldwyn Lip Balm

Velthuis Farms Ltd.

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Intermediate Champion

Reserve Intermediate Champion

Sponsored by Grand Valley Fortifiers

Sponsored by Wilson Tire & Battery

Kingsway Goldwyn Lip Balm Glamourview

Sponsored by Shur-Gain

Sponsored by GEA Canada

Premier Breeder & Exhibitor

Sponsored by Victoria County Holstein Club & Quality Seeds Ltd.

Kingsway Farms

Junior Premier Breeder

Sponsored by the Royal Winter Agricultural Fair

Crovalley Holsteins

Kingsway Doorman Wanda Velthuis Farms Ltd.

Junior Champion

Reserve Junior Champion Sponsored by CIBC

Junior Premier Exhibitor

Craigcrest Rubies Smarty Pants

Xcaret Gold Chip Aria

Clair E. Petherick

Sponsored by Select Sires GenerVations

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Junior Heifer

Sponsored by Farm Credit Canada

Mapel Wood Doorman Dancer Clarkvalley Holsteins, Pierre Boulet

Intermediate Heifer & Best Bred & Owned

Senior Heifer

Sponsored by Starfra Feeds - Frank & Paul McMahon

Sponsored by Hub International

Oakfield Cinder Roslyn

Malic Lotus Evrest

Trent Jones

Ferme Malic

SummerYearling & Best Bred & Owned

Sponsored by Sunderland Co-Operative

Claircrest Solomon Chipotle Clair E. Petherick

JuniorYearling & Best Bred & Owned

Sponsored by BDO Dunwoody LLP Chartered Accountants & Consultants

Glennholme Mario Merciless

Glennholme Holsteins, Kingsway Farms, Millen Farms

Champion 4-H Calf Sponsored by Callaghan Farm Supply

Crovalley Solomon Sparkle

Ava Doner, Aleah Farms Ltd., Gerardo & Jose Gonzalez, Howard W. Doner, Select Farm & Export Services Inc. reserve: Sponsored by Northumberland

County Holstein Club & Kingsway Farms

Intense Devour Pomlili Evan Stanley & Pretty River Holsteins

Winter Yearling

Sponsored by Cambellford Farm Supply

Craigcrest Rubies Smarty Pants Lyndon Stewart & Associates Inc.

Senior Yearling

Sponsored by Dairy Source - Troy Woods

Xcaret Gold Chip Aria

Tim Hoese & Kate Heeren, Trent Valley Holsteins, Werrhurst Holsteins

Thank-you to all of our sponsors!

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Junior 2 Year Old Cow Sponsored by ProRich Seeds Inc.

Crasdale Avalanche Bianca Ferme Malic, Ponderosa Holsteins

Senior 3Year Old Cow & Best Udder

Senior 2 Year Old Cow

Junior 3 Year Old Cow

Sponsored by Sunderland Feed Supply

Sponsored by TD Canada Trust

MS Smith-Oak PW D Maggie-ET

Alfinch Zelgodis Taci

Clarkvalley, London Dairy, Aaron Eaton

Trent Valley Holsteins

4Year Old Cow & Best Udder

5Year Old Cow & Best Udder

& Best Udder

Sponsored by Udder Comfort

Sponsored by Hamilton Township Mutual Insurance Co.

Glamourview

Willows-Edge Atwod Faith-ET

Kingsway Goldwyn Lip Balm

Velthuis Farms Ltd.

Mature Cow & Best Udder

Sponsored by Nutri-Sci 2000 Inc.

Production Class & Best Udder

Marfloacres Damion Lulu

Sponsored by Patrick’s Tire Service

Quality Holsteins

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Sponsored by Green Tractors

Upper Canada Atwood Delight Kingsway Farms

Breeder' s Herd

Sponsored by Maizex Seeds – Wade & Ryan Finlay

Kingsway Farms

Phoenix Baxter Geometry High Point Farms

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Junior Champion Cash Award

Sponsored by Holstar Genetique and York Region Holstein Club

$300

Lyndon Stewart & Associates Inc.

4-H Showmanship Champion

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

Grand Champion Bred & Owned Sponsored by Dalton & Alan Faris (Farisview Farms)

Kingsway Sanchez Armadillo Kingsway Farms

Melyssa Sargent Reserve: Mariah Beckett Honourable Mention: Cody Armstrong Champion:

Junior Champion Bred & Owned Sponsored by Clarkvalley Holsteins

Glennholme Mario Merciless

Intermediate Champion Cash Award

Showmanship Jackpots

Sponsored by Scotiabank and Ontario Summer Show Committee

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

$500

(Dennis Werry, centre, with winners, l to r)

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Ashley Harvey Meghan Burnett Kyle Meek Carson Phoenix

Glennholme Holsteins, Kingsway Farms, Millen Farms

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

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

Grand Champion Cash Award Sponsored by Moynes Ford and Ontario County Holstein Club

Champion 4-H Clipper Sponsored by Importations A Rivard Inc. & Alliance Agri-Turf Inc.

Champion Clipper:

Les Brownson

$750

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STORY BY ANDREA EMOND Art and Amy De Boer with their daughters, (l to r) Jacquelyn, Jenelle, Hannah and Megan. PHOTO BY AMANDA COMFORT.

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DE BOER ACRES HOLSTEINS he drive from Brantford to the farm of Art and Amy De Boer rooted deep in Haldimand county is simple yet intriguing – one long road that opens up to a cluster of dairy farms a concession from Lake Erie with a steady whirl of wind turbines in the background. In a sense, the journey to the farm located just outside of Selkirk, Ont., is not unlike the operation itself. There are no flashy new barns to be found here; just a salt-of-the-earth family who have worked hard and used what they had to create success on their own terms.

“They had to make it work the best they could. It took a lot of faith and hard work but God took care of us.” Over time, the De Boers started to bring in Holsteins purchased from area farms and then raised some of their own. They modified stalling, making the barn more conducive to the larger framed cows, and in 1970, they signed up as members of Holstein Canada under the Benartchal prefix. The prefix combined the names of Ben and his brother Charles with that of their father, Art. That prefix continued until 1994 when Ben and his wife, Anieta, took over. “It was still the same herd,” says Ben, looking back on that pivotal time in his career as a dairy farmer, “but it was a new beginning.” The new prefix they chose – DeBoer – still stands today, though the reigns have since been passed on to Art, and his wife, Amy. In January, the young couple bought shares into the farm with Ben and Anieta remaining involved as silent partners. They still live at the main farm in a large brick home shared with their youngest three children, while Art, Amy and their four daughters – Jacquelyn (10), Hannah (8), Jenelle (6), Megan (4) – live just a stone’s throw away down an adjacent side road. In addition to raising their 12 children on the farm, Ben and Anieta have fostered over 150 kids here over a 30-year span.

The farm’s history dates back to 1968, when Art’s paternal grandparents arrived in the area from New Jersey. Originally hailing from Holland, they settled in the northeastern State and milked 60 Holsteins on a rented farm while actively searching for something to call their own. New Jersey was expensive and a survey of properties in New York State and Vermont left them uninspired. The De Boers visited family in Wainfleet, Ont. in 1967, where they toured some available farms in the area. Finally, after much prayer and consideration, they settled on their current location at Rainham Road the following year. Art’s father Ben was 13 when his parents made the original journey north and recalls, clear as day, running the farm and taking care of things at home while they were gone. Running the day-to-day operations at De Boer Acres Holsteins is still very much a family affair and clearly defined roles help things run The new farm in Selkirk, Ont. originally started off as a Guernsey smoothly. Art manages the cows, including the breeding, feeding and operation and it would be several years before the switch to Holsteins milking, while Amy cares for the calves and keeps the farm’s books. – or modifications of any sort – took place. “Mom and dad hardly Art works closely with his brother-in-law Kevin, who plays a huge had enough money for a down payment on this place,” says Ben. role on the cropping side of things and helps with the farm’s 150 www.ontario.holstein.ca

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De Boer Acres Holsteins continued from page 21 acres of hay, in addition to cashcropping almost 900 acres on his own of corn, soybeans and wheat. Kevin, who is married to Art’s sister Adriana, trades Art straw for manure to fertilize his fields and Art purchases corn and corn silage from Kevin each year. Though not a formal partnership, the arrangement works well for both parties and has allowed each family to focus on doing what they enjoy most. The De Boers milk 90 cows three times daily in a single-10 BouMatic parlour, with each milking taking approximately three hours from start to finish. Art, his hired hand, Tiler, and his mom, Anieta, handle the milkings on a rotating schedule. Their current BCA sits at 285305-286, making them the top BCA herd in Haldimand county for two years running. They were also named Haldimand’s top managed herd by DHI in 2016 and 2017. According to Art, it’s the details that matter. He hand picks each of the bulls he uses on the farm with the end goal being a cow that’s going to last a long time and make a lot of milk. In other words, high-producing, healthy cows are the gold standard and Art works hard with a team of knowledgeable individuals to make sure cows like that are becoming the norm.

PHOTOS, TOP TO BOTTOM: De Boer Acres Holsteins began in 1994, but the farm has been in the family since 1968; Ben and Anieta De Boer are proud of their family’s achievements and still play a role in the operation; Changes in the De Boer’s calfraising program are starting to pay off; Art and Amy’s daughters make up the fourth generation on the farm. Pictured here are Megan (l) and Hannah. PHOTOS BY ANDREA EMOND.

He’s quick to credit his hoof trimmer, Lisa Baarda, who makes the trek from Blyth every three months to keep the herd in check. In the renovated slatted free-stall barn, which his dad and grandfather built in 1991, feet and legs had always been a problem. Strawberry foot was an ongoing issue and cow mobility was also a concern. Since Lisa has come on board, feet have improved drastically. “She’s great and has made a huge difference,” Art says. “The cows walk surprisingly well for being on slatted floors,” Art adds. Art does all of his own breeding on the farm using a selective OvSynch program. Herd health is completed every two weeks and cows are set up after being checked open. He relies partly on pedometers for heat detection, but prefers to catch them visually while working with the cows in the barn. “I don’t always have time to look at the computer!” he laughs. “I don’t like to rely on electronics all the time.” The same holds true for detecting when a close-up cow will calve. He uses MooCall Tail collars, which send him a text when they sense an animal is close to calving, but places an equal amount of faith on the human factor, also known as his dad. A self reported poor sleeper, Ben has been known to venture into the barn when insomnia strikes and has delivered his fair share of calves this way. Cows are milked for 60 days – or 80 if they are high producers – before being bred back. Art used 75 per cent genomic bulls and looks for ones with good production and high fat and protein deviations. DeBoer Holsteins are known for being “big, strong cows” and a survey down the free-stall confirms that fact. Art focuses on strong udders, feet and legs and sloped rumps for calving ease. “I believe in using top genetics to breed for a complete cow,” he says. “I try to stay away from extreme bulls [and look for] above average production with a positive breakdown for conformation.” “I’ve used a lot of different bulls,” he adds. “It’s sort of a weakness of mine!” Some of his favourites over the years have included Rudolph and Aeroline, who have consistently left high-producing daughters, as well as Mr Sam, Re Design, Epic and Wildthing, who have made their own mark on the herd. He’s just starting to calve in some Mogul, Wickham and Brewmaster daughters that look promising, too. Shottle, he says, remains the best bull he’s ever used on the farm. The current herd favourite is DeBoer Mr Sam Dahlia EX-90 2E. She’s had four superior lactations and one Super 3 and is projected to

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make close to 90,000 kilograms of milk at the completion of her sixth lactation. On top of all this, Dahlia is also the farm’s first Excellent cow! She went Excellent in September 2016, followed by five more on the farm since then. The farm’s most recent classification yielded 2 ME, 3 EX, 39 VG, 49 GP, 7 G.

years ago he and Amy moved up to Shelburne to run a dairy farm. At the time, his brother Kyle was interested in taking over the home operation and the young couple saw the move as an opportunity to spread their wings and manage a farm of their own. They were there for just under two years when circumstances changed and they had the opportunity to return south to Selkirk. “All of a sudden home didn’t look so bad!” Art says. Art’s brother Kyle moved to Saskatchewan to work in the oil fields and Art’s parents were ready to start slowing down. And so began the process of succession planning at De Boer Acres Holsteins.

Art believes that good management is key to getting the most from his herd. “We’re slowly seeing our management decisions pay off,” he says, citing changes to their calf-raising program as their biggest area of return. Calves are fed three to four liters of colostrum within the first four hours of their lives before being moved to a clean hutch. After that, they receive seven liters of acidified milk replacer Initially, things were complicated. Ben and Anieta had 12 children for an eight-week stretch. Once weaned, they’re transitioned into to consider and wanted to be as fair as possible to everyone. After group pens and fed high-quality hay and two meetings with an advisor, and frustration heifer grower until they reach eight months over an increasingly complex situation, Anieta of age. They receive high forage mineral and woke up one morning with a fresh outlook. “I a supplement until they reach breeding age. started to think about how my parents were Heifers are bred at 12 to 13 months of age and dairy farmers and how Ben’s family farmed and calve in at 22 to 23 months. The two-year-olds how it was when we took over. I just thought to are coming in younger and are milking well, myself, ‘This is way too complicated!’” though Art is the first to admit that longevity Essentially they had a son and son-in-law is still something they need to work on. “We interested in farming and knew they wanted to do the best we can,” he says. make things work for each of them. At first, Art reads a lot, works closely with his vet at Art and Kevin were going to share the business the Dunnville Vet Clinic and nutritionist from as partners, but that wasn’t as easy as they had Grand Valley Fortifiers. He also spends all initially envisioned and relationships quickly the time he can talking to other farmers to became strained. They ultimately decided to discover ways to improve his own operation. create two separate businesses and work closely The current free-stall barn his dad and grandpa together, instead. It ended up being the right built in 1991 is a prime example of that and decision. “We discuss things,” says Art. “He has seen countless upgrades over the years. A does his things, I do mine. We have three or four few years ago the family replaced part of the meetings a year to go over the major stuff and go barn roof with a clear plastic ridge cap to flood back and forth the rest of the time.” the barn with natural light, which has made a Anieta is pleased the family is still all on speaking huge difference. In 2007, they ramped up cow comfort by replacing terms but admits it took years of time and effort to get to this spot. dividers and installing waterbeds in the stalls. This, Art says, has “I quickly came to realize that fair is not equal and equal is not fair. been the game-changer. “We hardly have any swollen hocks and the And there’s an extra challenge when you have a big family. If we cows like lying down now.” In 2010, the De Boers upgraded their wanted to be equal we would have had to sell the farm and divide up parlour by replacing the stalls with a vertical lift front, allowing their the profits. Of course we didn’t want to do that.” large cows more space to maneuver. Last year they added onto the fresh cow pen to improve air quality and give the fresh cows more Now they’re all shareholders with Ben and Anieta being silent room to eat and lay down, resulting in a much improved transition partners. The setup works great for all involved and still allows period for fresh cows. Though a new barn for the milking cows is them to play a role in the operation. “I want to be there, I want to be always on the back of their minds, the De Boers have spent the past involved,” he says. “I like to be busy and to have a purpose.” Anieta 33 years learning to ‘work with what they’ve got’ and have no plans still helps with milking and Ben is out early each morning feeding cows and cleaning stalls. Farming, one could say, is in their blood. to build anytime soon. A new heifer barn, however, is a different story. “The heifer barn is long overdue,” says Art of the facility being planned for the spring of 2019. Right now heifers are housed either in an array of sheds at the main farm or in an old bank barn at Art’s place. They are bred there and moved to the main farm three weeks before calving. The new barn will be built at Art and Amy’s and feature room for 130-140 animals, consisting of far-off dry cows and heifers from six months until calving.

“Dividing up 100 cows between three boys just wasn’t going to work,” Art says, looking back on the delicate process of planning for the future. “We needed to have a mediator.” The De Boers are quick to credit their accountant, Vern Doupe from Allied Associated for helping them execute the plan they arrived on their own at and acting as a sounding board for all of their ideas.

“Thankfully, with a lot of prayers, wisdom and patience, we were able to come up with an idea that clicked for everybody,” Art says. Art isn’t taking the new barn for granted and knows it’s been a long “Good management and hard work have helped us get to where we time coming. He came home and began farming with his dad straight are, but ultimately we thank God for allowing us to be able to farm out of college and appreciates the work of those before him, as well each day.” as the sizable investment that goes into such an undertaking. Five www.ontario.holstein.ca

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CATCHING UP WITH OUR PAST WINNERS FROM 1984-1987: ONTARIO’S

DAIRY YOUTH AWARD WINNERS

“Where are they now?” The Dairy Youth Award (originally named the Distinguished Achievement Award) was started in 1980 by the Ontario Holstein Spring Show Committee. Since its inception, the program has recognized young people (ages 25-35) who are actively involved in the operation of a dairy farm, have shown leadership abilities and have made a contribution to their community and their breed. In 1980, the first group of four winners - one from each district in Ontario - traveled to Madison, WI, to take in World Dairy Expo and visit some well-known American dairy farms along the way. As part of an ongoing “Where are they now?” section in The Link, we’ll be taking a look back at past winners to answer that very question. Thirty-eight years worth of trips provides a lot of material to draw from so we’ve broken it into four-year timeframes and selected winners from each district from that period. We hope you enjoy this “blast from the past” and encourage anyone who is considering applying for the award to do so. As you’ll read here, it really is the trip of a lifetime!

DAVE JENKINS

Western Ontario

HEATHER PARKIN

West-Central Ontario

JEFF SILLS

East-Central Ontario

I’ll never forget our chaperone, Ontario Holstein Branch Field Rep for East-Central Ontario, Gerry Nelson. He was a great guy to travel with and we all enjoyed the trip. The farm visits were memorable. Green Meadow Farm was milking 3,500 head at that time and were also were installing a biomass energy plant, creating methane gas from their manure. Innovations back then that have become more commonplace now. The cows we saw on the tour were impressive, too. I remember seeing Continental Scarlet-Red at Stookey Holsteins in Indiana and the “cow suite” she was housed in. This was a beautiful facility filled with incredible cows. Watching the Ontario herd win the State Championship was unforgettable. The glitz and glamour of World Dairy Expo, the displays and of course the ring with coloured shavings, deep blue that year I believe, are a unique experience for anyone!

Heather Parkin (HP): 1985 was the first year for a female to win this trip, and there were three of us. We were all keenly interested in the Holstein industry, and learned much from the farms we visited, as well as from each other. Lynn Boyd was the greatest travel guide and we enjoyed many laughs throughout the week.

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1985 l to r: Ivan DeJong (cash cropper and chicken farmer who farms with brother at Youngfield Farms Ltd. in Nestleton Station, Ont.), Valerie Wert (moved to Scotland where she and her husband operate a sheep, cash-crop and potato operation), Heather Parkin (ran Parkin Holsteins in Owen Sound, Ont., which has since dispersed. Heather is a trustee on the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund), Nancy Hazeleger (massage therapist in Stratford, Ontario), Lynn Boyd (former Eastern Holstein Rep, now retired).

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1987 l to r: David Hess (worked on the family farm, Hessholm Holsteins, now deceased), Ray Van der Wielen (farming at Raybrook Holsteins in Minesing, Ont.), John Lyle (runs Stenhouse Muir Farms, St. Thomas, Ont.), Allan Parke (from Caledonia, dispersed his Parklea herd in 2017), Adrian Vander Wielen (current East-Central Holstein Rep).

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Jeff Sills (JS): My fondest memories of the trip included getting to know

the other members of the group. As well, our farm stops at Pinehurst Farms and Green Meadow Farms were very interesting. At Pinehurst we saw a new tie-stall barn full of tremendous, deep-pedigreed cows, and at Green Meadow, a large-scale farm was my first glimpse of a methane digester. The Madison show was tremendous for its livestock shows and trade show. At the time, Ontario exhibitors were very dominant in Holstein show classes.

Henry Oosterhof (HO): Traveling across Ontario, then Michigan and

robot barn built six years ago. That switch from a tie-stall barn has gone well, and for that, we are grateful. Last year we added to the barn for heifers and built an independent calf barn. We just had four ET heifer calves born recently from a class winner in last year’s Eastern Ontario/Western Quebec Championship Show, so the dream continues.

How are you involved in the industry today? DJ:

What impressed me most was the quality of cattle at the show, and at many of the farms we visited. It strengthened my passion to work with good cows and continually improve our herd.

Though we’re more into cash cropping these days, Haldrey Farms still owns a dozen animals and we enjoy watching how the ones we’ve sold are doing in other herds. Some of them are VG or EX and in their second or third generations. Maggie’s last 4-H calf is at a farm not far from us and has since classified EX. Politically, I am always out there meeting with various candidates and individuals and putting forth the dairy perspective and pushing support for supply management. Although I don’t get up to milk cows every morning, I do try to still stay up on the latest bull proofs. Our son Evan graduated last year with a diploma in Horticulture from Ridgetown Campus, University of Guelph and is now working on his diploma in Agriculture. Some of the committees I have been involved with in the past include the National Holstein Convention in 2008, the World Holstein Convention in 2012, and the Ontario Holstein Branch AGM in 2014. I have also served on the Toronto Stockyards Lands Development Board, the Elgin Milk Committee, and our local fair board. I volunteer with our church and also with some political organizations (one of my interests!). Recently, both Maureen and I have worked with the Junior All-Ontario Show Committee and are impressed with the young Holstein enthusiasts that we see at this event.

JS: I think that talking to successful breeders and seeing how they fed and

HP:

Wisconsin, was such a special treat back then. Being able to visit other family farms with great cow families left a lasting positive impression on me. Our group of guys were a pleasure to travel with.

What are some things you took from your trip and implemented at home? DJ: When you see cows with tremendous frame, capacity, udders and legs

like we did and then see the resulting production, it was inspirational. For me the trip also confirmed the necessity of breeders being involved with the various other agricultural organizations in their area. It was enlightening and it gave you an idea of how the Canadian Holstein compared to her American counterpart.

HP:

housed their cattle was helpful to see what worked for them. Also you could see what sires they were using at the time to make good animals. What I took from the trip and brought home was the desire to do a better job in all areas of a farming operation.

HO: On the trip I learned that breeding good cow families takes years of

consistent breeding effort. It would not be easy or fast to develop the herd of cows I was dreaming about. The results of delayed gratification would be well worth the effort. The journey has been well worth it. We enjoy the classifying rounds as we continue to search for those beautiful, functional cows that milk well and provide offspring that reach for more longevity and profitability.

What are you up to these days? DJ: In late 1997, early 1998 we completed the purchase of my brother’s share

of Haldrey Farms, and began building on our own vision of the Haldrey herd. Maureen and I got married in 1995 and have two beautiful children, Evan and Maggie. Both of them were very active in 4-H and Maureen was always busy as their leader. Sadly, in March 2014, we lost our daughter Maggie to cancer at the age of 12. We continue to honour her memory by being involved in several campaigns to raise awareness for childhood cancer. In 2016, our family began sponsoring “The Maggie Project”, which puts gold ribbons on all legislative assembly members across Canada in support of childhood cancer awareness. We are also involved with a local support group, Childcan. We are proud to have a team, “Maggie’s Mooonions” in their “10,000 Paces for 10,000 Faces” walk at the end of September to raise funds to support families and children through childhood cancer. In 2015 we sold our dairy herd, including a heifer out of Maggie’s very first 4-H calf. That heifer sold and resold 21 times and raised $12,000 for Childcan. We kept heifers for a few more years, but any animals that we now own are kept at other farms.

HP: Larry and I are no longer milking cows and are now cash cropping. Our

I am treasurer of the Grey County Holstein club, a trustee for the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund and co-ordinate the Ontario Dairy Women Service Award, as well as assist with our Regional 4-H Show in Owen Sound. It was an honour to serve as the first female president of Ontario Holstein, and we still enjoy attending Holstein events across the province to catch up with the many wonderful people we have met through this Holstein fraternity.

JS:

We like to exhibit each year at the Quinte Open Show and our family enjoys the 4-H program. At times, we will take our better animals to the Eastern Ontario/Western Quebec Championship Show. Our children have been involved in minor sports for many years, so I’ve stayed away from committees for some time. I do like to attend sales and other shows when possible.

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Maureen and I are doing a little more traveling, seeing more of our great country. We have had more time to attend recent Holstein Canada conventions (Fredericton, Banff, Markham, Quebec City) and enjoy the farm tours and socializing with Holstein friends and acquaintances. We recently returned from the Alaska cruise along the West Coast’s Inside Passage and were able to spend a day touring impressive dairy operations in the Abbotsford, B.C. area. We plan to continue our work with Childcan and raising awareness of childhood cancer issues. We also have some very good friends who we’re thankful for and enjoy spending time with.

first priority is our two children and four young grandchildren, who keep us busy. We initiated a Foodgrains project through our church, and as part of this, host Fun Day at the Farm annually. This is a family oriented event, aimed to entertain and educate people about agriculture. This project has raised over $81,000 in just three years to feed the hungry in Niger.

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California, New England, Michigan World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin. Breeders would take off in a 48-seater from Toronto with a day of great farm visits ahead of them. “Those were great trips with lifelong memories,” he says.

Northumberland County, located east of Toronto, between Port Hope and Trenton is known for its lush pastures and rolling green hills. It’s also known for producing many champions, both for production and in the showring over the years. As the Northumberland County Holstein Club looks forward to celebrating its 85th anniversary next year, we’re going to highlight some of the well-known cows that have come out of this county and showcase the people who have made the club what it is today.

THE CLUB In 1920, the Campbellford Holstein Club was organized with P. Blythe Nelson as the first president. He was one of the first recorded Holstein breeders in Campbellford. That club operated until 1934 when the Northumberland County Club was formed. Bob Holtby, the renowned fieldman of the day, and Jim Henderson were instrumental in getting the county club going, with the first meeting taking place on April 23, 1934. The club’s first president was Edward O. Butler. In January 1935, they had a banquet that would become the first of many over the years. The annual banquets, often highlighted by their guest speakers, were highly anticipated events that served as a social outing as well as educational experiences for the breeders.

Over the years, members have hosted picnics, twilight meetings and field days. For a time, they alternated between a field day happening during the day that included judging, a picnic and often a ball game for the young people, and a twilight meeting as we know them today. Since the early 70s, the club has focused on a very well attended annual twilight meeting where crowds regularly reach between 400 to 600 people. One year, when the twilight was hosted by former National Holstein Director Dennis McFadden of Dutchline Holsteins, 1,600 people attended! The club also organizes an annual Holstein Show, where breeders bring out their best. Northumberland holds the proud distinction of organizing the second black and white show ever in Canada in 1937. It was staged at Roseneath and Bob Holtby played a major part in getting it started. Breeders had been showing at local fairs before this. Up until 1965, the annual show was held at Warkworth, but it has taken place at the Campbellford Fair ever since. These events all require planning and organization, and a lot of this happens at the club level. Coveney, who served on the club from 1965 to 1979, speaks highly of the lifelong friendships that have unfolded as a result of being involved. “It is a family effect that has lasted. Everyone knows that the lifelong benefit of what the Holstein club gives to its members.” Perhaps the biggest benefit to any dairy community is the leadership qualities that are developed when people serve on their local Holstein club. “The Holstein club was a means to inspire and develop leadership qualities,” says Coveney. “Directors hone the skills of public speaking and getting people on side. They’ve then branched out into the community and used those skills elsewhere or at higher levels in the Holstein world.”

Breed improvement, learning and socializing with fellow Holstein breeders were key factors in the early days of the club and continue today. In the 1960s, the club chartered airplanes to visit American herds and even had a large group of club members join another group from Ontario flying to Cuba in the early days of exporting calves to Castro. Jim Coveney of Covista Holsteins fondly remembers other Although breeder numbers have dwindled in the past few years, trips the club organized in the 70s and 80s to British Columbia, current club secretary El Petherick sees a bright future for the club.

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As printed in Northumberland in Black & White, a book produced to celebrate the club’s 35th anniversary, “two men tried to hold them up by firing shots over their heads. Anyhow, they crouched down and speeded up and managed to outdistance the other vehicle and no damage was done.” Hoskin’s Stonybrook herd won a Master Breeder in 1999 and the family was the recipient of Holstein Canada’s Century of Holsteins Award in 2005.

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“As the old guy on the Board, I see the tremendous young men and women who’ve stepped up to be leaders in this industry,” he says. “Several are also members of the county milk committee and other community organizations and all help plan the club events.” El, a retired school principal who has served as the club’s secretary since 2011 and was President of the Ontario Holstein Branch in 2013, actually taught five of the current directors. “I am very proud of them,” he says.

Aylmer Petherick started converting his herd to purebreds in 1942, taking on the prefix Almerson. In 1948, at the Hay’s Anniversary Sale, he paid $400 for Tiny Supreme Dekol VG, a bred heifer consigned by his neighbour, Craig Nelson. The cow, who was the matriarch of the ‘Tiny’ family, would have three daughters (two classifying EX and one VG 3*) by three different bulls. The three females and their mother were later sold to Romandale Farms, who were busy building the foundation of their herd. One of those females had an A.B.C. Reflection Sovereign son who sired the AllAmerican Aged Cow of 1967, Johns Lucky Barb. Two other sisters were All-Canadian Progeny of Dam in 1956. A son of ‘Tiny’ was Almerson Sovereign Supreme. He stayed in the Almerson herd siring many daughters. “That bull sky-rocketed Almerson to winning the Master Breeder shield,” says El Petherick. “He sired big cows with square rumps and high, wide rear udders.” Many of the Supreme daughters showed well for Aylmer and Eldon Petherick as well. The bull eventually entered the unit at Quinte District Cattle Breeders.

Bill Petherick of the Willipet herd that dispersed three years ago, remembers a favourite production and show cow he admired when he was a teenager. In 1958, Glenkindie Opal Posch VG-2*, bred by Lindsay Anderson, was announced as a new Lifetime Milk champion on twotime milking with 229,383 pounds of milk in 15 lactations. She retained this title for several years. She also showed, finishing as Reserve at the county show in 1944 and 1949 and Grand in 1948. As a young man, Bill Petherick worked for Romandale Holsteins for three to four years, learning everything he could from the great herd. He remembers going THE PEOPLE AND THEIR COWS down to Chicago twice for the big show before the World Dairy Expo Edward Macklin of Fenella, Ont. was the first person to own was in Madison. They took 26 head into the city by railroad. Some of purebred Holsteins in Northumberland County. He imported a the cows were milked two times daily and some were milked three. He bull and two cows from Smiths and Powell of New York in 1884. said milking was an almost around the clock job. The second was Samuel Curtis of Harwood, who purchased three El Petherick recalls working for Ingholm Holsteins as a young teenager. animals from Holstein pioneer Michael Cook of Aultsville for $900 One cow from that tremendous herd of their time was Ingholm in 1884, an extraordinary amount of money at the time. Richard Rag Apple President EX-5*. Born Honey of Dartford was the another early breeder to purchase in 1965, she had the Canadian purebred Holsteins. In 1892, he purchased a heifer calf from Edward championship for milk prize as Macklin for $100, paying 10 per cent interest to get the money. That a Junior 2-year-old, the prize for calf went on to have four daughters, one of which would give 80 fat as a 4-year-old and again as a pounds of milk a day and win her classes at local shows. Another 6-year-old. Her biggest claim to descendant of that original heifer, Minnie Segis Tensen, made world fame was she was the first cow in records for milk and fat as a senior three-year-old in 1927 and was the world to make over a ton of fat sold to a farm in Missouri for $2,000. in a year. Northumberland is known as a county of champions, for both production and show animals. “Northumberland breeders have been great marketers and merchandisers of their cows,” says Coveney. “They’re never afraid to sell the good ones.” Bertram Hoskin got his start in purebred cattle in the early 1900s and was instrumental in the start of the Cobourg consignment sales. At the end of one such sale day, he and his cousin were almost robbed of their earnings on their way home from the sale. www.ontario.holstein.ca

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Move ahead a few years to Kingsway Terrason Allie EX-95-2E 5*. She was a tremendous show cow in her own right, but it is her several generations of descendants who have placed highly in some of biggest show rings of North America. They’ve also accumulated many nominations. Allie won Holstein Canada’s prestigious ‘Cow of Northumberland breeders haven’t been afraid to sell a good one. the Year’ award in 2016 for her owners. In 1963, Honeydell Holsteins showed 2-yr-old Honeydell Citation Molly to a second place finish in Peterborough. She was sold to Belfast M Goldwyn Shelly EX-92-CAN 15* was the ‘Cow of the Romandale in 1964 and was second at the Royal and was named Year’ winner in 2014 for owners Boyd, Jim and Rob Nelson of Honourable Mention All-Canadian. Arcadia Farms Codrington. Another cow to leave the county and go on to do great things for her owners was Twin Elm Dandelion who ended up at Lakeside Farms in Wisconsin. She was a big show winner and was nominated AllAmerican in 1964 and 1965.

Breeders such as Kingsway, Combhaven (who recently dispersed), Webb View, Arcadia and Claircrest have put Northumberland County on the map nationally and internationally in recent years. Their cows have placed highly or won at Madison and the Royal and earning a multitude of All-Ontario, All-Canadian and All-American In 1974, Carlencrest Ned Dominion was named Grand Champion titles. bull at the Ontario Holstein Spring Show. He was bred and owned by Carl Petherick of Campbellford. He would go on to be Reserve Kingsway has dominated the county show winning Premier Breeder All-Canadian bull calf that year and returned in 1975 to be All 18 out of 19 times and Premier Exhibitor 20 times since 1996. They Canadian Yearling Bull. have had Grand Champion 14 times. Kingsway has also received the Premier Breeder at the Royal three times. “Gordon and Pauline One of the best show cows in the county has been Almerson Marquis McMillan have really created a masterpiece in their farm. The next Echo EX-5*. A large, dairy Romandale Reflection Marquis daughter generation has the same attributes knowing how to breed and was Grand Champion five times at the Northumberland County merchandize really good cattle,” says Coveney. Show. A son, Almerson Rockman Lester EX-Extra, was proven at W.O.B.I. Many descendants of Echo remain in the Almerson herd A person that cannot go without mention in the history is Gerry today. Nelson. A “Northumberland boy”, Gerry was inspired to attend the Ontario Agricultural College after hearing a professor speak at Another world-class Northumberland Holstein was produced when a club banquet. He eventually became the area Holstein fieldman Jim Coveney teamed up with his cousin, thoroughbred horse racing taking over for Roy Ormiston. “Gerry had an impact on the life of Hall-of-Famer, Reade Baker, to breed Covista Lindy Georgia VGmany county Holstein clubs,” says Coveney. 87. She made a world production record for a three-year-old with 61,704 pounds of milk in a year. Eighty-five years have almost come and gone. Breeders in Northumberland have diversified to focus on type, production, farm and business management, showing, index and genetics. The important thing is they keep improving to make the next generation of cows better than the last. Maybe Jim Coveney put it best. “Northumberland is unique in that everyone shares information and knowledge. It has accelerated the quality and management of the Holstein breed in our area. Because of the sharing, the bar has 1964 ALMERSON Almerson Farms been raised. With our competitive spirits, everyone has been pushed 1967 LINMACK Gordon S. Macklin to higher levels.” 1972 COVISTA Frank Coveney 1972 MORWILL Wm. F. Moore PHOTOS, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Jim Coveney (r) and his cousin, Reade Baker, bred world-class Covista Lindy Georgia VG-87 1978 ALMERSON Almerson Farms in 1991; Gord McMillan (center) of Kingsway Farms, Hastings, Ont. 1981 INGHOLM Ingholm Farms accepts the 2016 Cow of the Year Award from Orville Schmidt (l) and Robert Chabot for Kingsway Terrason Allie EX-95-2E-CAN 3*; North1984 TRENT HILL Theodore McCracken umberland has counted 20 Master Breeder wins since 1964. Appearing 1986 DUNCO Lewis W. Dunk here in this photo from the early 1990s are recipients (front row, l to 1990 LOVSHIN Lovshin Farms Ltd r): Aylmer Petherick, Gordon Macklin, Frank Coveney, William Moore, Eldon Petherick. Back Row, l to r: Harold Ingram, Theo McCracken, 1991 COVISTA James E. Coveney Lew Dunk, Norm Lovshin, Jim Coveney. PHOTOS SUBMITTED. 1992 COMBHAVEN Combhaven Farms 1994 NELCAM Arthur C. Nelson 1999 STONYBROOK Hoskin Bros 2000 WEBB VIEW Jack Webb & Son 2001 LOVSHIN Lovshin Farms Ltd 2002 KINGSWAY Kingsway Farms 2004 COMBHAVEN Combhaven Farms 2007 MERLHOLME William J. Merrill 2016 KINGSWAY Kingsway Farms 2016 WEBB VIEW Webb View Farms

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The 29th Annual Inter-County Judging and Cameron Barkey were runners-up. Both Competition took place on July 31, 2018 at the teams were coached by Durham East’s Glenn Paris Fairgrounds. The day followed a similar Barkey. Brent Sikma was also the Senior High format as in year's past, with 70 participants kicking off the day by writing a quiz based on material from the new “On With the Show” manual. After completing the 50-point quiz, the 4-Her’s evaluated nine quality classes of Holstein, Jersey, Guernsey and Ayrshire cattle. Individual of the day and banked first-place Competitors from Durham East handily finishes in High Reasons and High Other dominated the Senior division, with participants Breeds, along with a second-place finish in High finishing first place in six of the eight eligible Holsteins. In the Junior division, Perth County’s categories. The sibling duo of Brent and Connor Alexis Johnston stole the show, winning High Sikma were High Team, while Brett Stockdale Individual, High Placings and High Other

Breeds. Middlesex’s Kyla Lewis fared well, too, walking away claiming Runner-Up High Team with her sister, Emma Lewis, and coach Kim DeKlein, and Runner-Up in the High Individual, High Holsteins and High Jerseys categories.

High Individual Junior was Alexis Johnston of Perth County. Presenting the award on behalf of Phyllis MacMaster is Karen Velthuis.

The 2018 Ontario Dairy Judging Team, from l to r: coach Murray Reissner, Justin Velthuis, Brent Sayles, Connor Sikma and Brent Sikma.

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Durham East 2 Brent Sikma Connor Sikma (Glenn Barkey)

Durham East 1 Brett Stockdale Cameron Barkey (Glenn Barkey)

Elgin Karen Reymer Marielle Roos (Brent Howe)

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Kyla Lewis (2nd from left) and her sister, Emma (l), did exceptionally well at this year’s competition. They are pictured here with their coach, Kim DeKlein accepting their award for Runner-Up High Team and John Deere Rep Graham Burton.

Congratulations to the following four seniors, who made up the 2018 Ontario Judging team and recently competed at World Dairy Expo in the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest: Brent Sayles, Justin Velthuis, Brent Sikma and Connor Sikma. They were coached by Murray Reissner. Thank you to all coaches, chaperones, volunteers and sponsors who made this day possible!

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2018 Junior Shows Four Junior Dairy Shows were held across the province again this year. These shows are a perfect opportunity for young 4-Hers to compete at a regional level and gain first-hand show experience while having a great time. Thank you to all of the sponsors, volunteers, 4-H leaders and parents who support our Junior Shows each year!

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Abbie is a natural in the show ring! She’s shown here at this year’s Lambton County Holstein Show with Barcrest Extreme Impression, who was 2nd 4-H Summer Yearling. PHOTO BY ANGELA HOWARD.

Brian Slaughter has been Abbie’s 4-H leader for eight years and speaks highly of her get-it-done attitude. “She’s very dedicated and she’s good at any task she does,” he says. “She’s not afraid to take on the big cows either; she’s like her mom that way!” Abbie says her mom has taught her everything she knows about showing. “She helps me get everything ready before I go into the ring and she’s always giving me feedback about what I can improve the next time when I come out.” Her grandpa Bill Brush has also been influential. “He comes out every spring and helps us pick our 4-H calves. And he’s usually right!” Both grandparents are great supporters, she adds. “They always come out to shows, no matter where it is,” Abbie says. Participating in 4-H as a family with her younger siblings is something Abbie truly values. In her free time, you will often find Abbie at the Forest Curling Club. She got her start in the sport when she was 10 years old and joined a six-week “Learn to Curl” program at the local curling club. For Abbie steals a kiss from her horse, Shiloh, before heading off the past six years, she has to prom last June. When she’s not helping in the barn, Abbie been playing competitively loves to go trail riding with her sister. PHOTO SUBMITTED. on mixed and all-girls teams. Abbie has travelled extensively to compete at regional bonspiels where she serves as either Vice or Skip. In the summer, she enjoys trail riding with her sister. After she finishes her schooling, Abbie plans to join a mixed animal practice and continue helping out on the farm as much as possible. “I just want to work with animals every day!” she says. Regardless of where the future takes her, Abbie’s warm smile, can-do attitude and dedication will serve her well along the way. www.ontario.holstein.ca


2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

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

CHARLENE ELLIOTT, Kenilworth

Charlene is enrolled in the University of Guelph’s Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program. When she is home from university, she helps at Keviott Acres, focusing on cleaning, bedding, feeding, milking, tagging, registering and making breeding decisions. She recently also started a purebred Black Angus herd. For the past two summers, she worked as an Agronomy intern where she scouted fields for weeds, disease and insects. She has had a wealthy 4-H experience and has had the opportunity to be involved in many leadership roles and was even on the 4-H Ontario Agribition Judging Team. In the future, Charlene hopes to pursue a career in Animal Sciences and continue to be involved on the family farm.

MIKAYLA RINGELBERG, Troy

Mikayla is in her second year at the University of Guelph, majoring in Animal Biology. She was born and raised on her family’s dairy farm in Troy, Ont., where she developed a strong passion for agriculture and the dairy industry. Mikayla has completed more than 625 hours of volunteer experience in her community during her high school career! Some of her volunteer experiences include being part of the College Royal Society Executive, volunteering as a Junior Associate with the Rockton Agricultural Society, and raising agricultural awareness at numerous events. She has completed 50 4-H clubs which has allowed her to succeed in both 4-H and at judging competitions. She hopes to become a large animal veterinarian. www.ontario.holstein.ca

COURTNEY COURVILLE, Crysler

Courtney recently completed her first year of the Mathematics program at the University of Ottawa, but decided to change directions and is now enrolled in the Agricultural Technician and Animal Production program at La Cité Collégiale in Alfred, Ont. This past summer, she worked at La Coop Unfrontière in the fertilizer plant as an intern. She still milks the cows at her home farm most nights and helps out with multiple chores on the weekends. She has always enjoyed sports and has been involved in minor and women’s league hockey, ski club, soccer and badminton. She hopes to graduate in the spring with a diploma and work full-time on her parents’ dairy farm (Roclane Holsteins) with the hope of taking it over one day.

RACHEL CLOW, Seeleys Bay

Rachel is currently attending Trent University where she is about to complete her fourth year of the Honours Biology program. After that, she plans to attend St. Lawrence College for a three-year veterinary assistant degree. On her home farm (Beebrook Holsteins) she takes care of the younger cattle and manages the show cows. Off farm, she milks in a 75-cow tie-stall and works part-time with a hoof trimmer. She will be graduating 4-H in 2019 and so far has completed 44 clubs, which has also given her opportunities in her showing career. Another hobby of hers is photography and she has played soccer in the past. Her future plans include being a veterinarian technician and owning her own 8-parallel dairy farm.

DERRICK KNILL, Bornholm

Derrick is in his second year of a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program at the University of Guelph. He was raised at Knillgrove Holsteins in Bornholm, Ont. and has worked at JPC Farms and Ulmar Holsteins where his duties have ranged from milking, feeding and hoof trimming to clipping and caring for show cattle. This past summer, Derrick was a DFO summer student at the Ontario Veterinary College doing research on the health of early lactation dairy cows. He has completed over 30 4-H clubs and is especially proud of being a member of Ontario’s 4-H Dairy Judging Team at the World Dairy Expo in 2017. Derrick plans to become a Bovine Veterinarian specializing in embryo transfer and dairy cattle genetics.

RINSKE VAN DER STEEGE, Waterford

Rinske is in her second year of the Bachelor of Science in the Agriculture program at the University of Guelph. Rinske has been very involved in her home farm (Golden Field Farms), where she has done barn chores and field work since high school. Last summer, she was able to work at the University of Guelph research station (Simcoe) in weed and pest management for cucumbers. She has completed 22 4-H clubs, which has earned her multiple awards in recent years. Since grade eight, she has been volunteering for the “We Believe in Simcoe” day, an event run by the community’s churches for the less fortunate. She hopes to have a career in agriculture and take over the farm in the future.

LOGAN MERRETT, Metcalfe Logan is in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Animal Science at the University of Guelph. She grew up on a hobby farm with horses where she was responsible for their care. However, she has strong dairy ties through her five aunts and uncles who own dairy farms. Her 4-H experience has been primarily in showing, thanks to her aunt and uncle who kindly offer her a calf from their farm every year. Other passions include hockey, swimming and horseback riding. She has played on hockey teams that have won silver sticks and provincial championships. Her future goal is to become a large animal veterinarian and hopefully someday volunteer with “Vets Without Borders,” an organization that gives back.

SADIE-JANE HICKSON, Oakwood Sadie-Jane is currently enrolled in Biomedical Science with a minor in Geography at the University of Guelph. She hails from Opmar Farm in Oakwood, Ontario where her duties include feeding cows and calves, cleaning and bedding. She has a strong interest in breeding and genetics as well. She is a 10-year veteran of the Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton 4-H club where she has completed over 36 clubs. In 2016, Sadie-Jane was also the local ambassador for the Lindsay Agricultural Society. Though she is currently unsure of the direction her career will take in the future, she knows whatever she does, she wants to promote agriculture and agawareness. The

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PIERSTEIN ATWOOD GABIGAELLE E X 92 Gary Troup, Little Britain Matias Holsteins, Woodville Vale-O-Skene Holsteins, Little Britain PROGENESIS JETSET FAME EX 92 Character Holsteins, Mildmay SAUDER HOLME LAUTHORITY RHODY EX 92 Murrel & Martha Sauder, Wallenstein SIKMADALE ALEXANDER REVEAL E X 92 Sikmadale Holsteins, Orono STEWARDSON SPECTRUM SANDI EX 92 Stewardson Dairy, Thedford SUNNYFIELD CHAP DIAMOND E X 92 Sunnyfield Holsteins, Sunderland TREKILI W A LOLA BRAXTON EX 92 Waltz Acre Farms, Consecon WALKHAVERN DEMPSEY ALANA E X 92 Walkhavern Farms Limited, Stayner WEDGWOOD WINDBROOK LULU E X 92 Echo Glen Farm, Dorchester Kenny Mcrae, Vankleek Hill ALTONA LEA SNOW KRAZY E X 91 Frank Barkey & Family, Blackstock BECKHOLM MASCALESE ANNABELLE EX 91 Beckholm Holsteins, Sunderland BECKRIDGE WINDBROOK BERRY E X 91 Beckridge Holsteins, Keswick BELMORAL GOLDCHIP NOELLE EX 91 Belmoral Farms Ltd, Teeswater CALI UNO CELIA EX 91 Chakelburg Holsteins, Mildmay CAMPHOLS GOLDCHIP ROSY EX 91 Brownlands Farm, Enterprise CEDARSPRING HALO MINNIE E X 91 Cedar Spring Farms, Eganville CROVALLEY GOLD AKITKAT EX 91 Crovalley Holsteins, Hastings DAPPLEHOLM ATWOOD LISA E X 91 Michael & Jessica Phoenix, Greenbank DELAPLAINE DEMPSEY VOLEUSE EX 91 Agriber Societa Agricola Srl, It Quality Holsteins, Vaughan

HAANVIEW STANLEYCUP MEANIE EX 91 Haanview Farms Inc, Loretto

ROBDOT FEVER THISTLE EX 91 Robdot Holsteins, Cobden

HAZELCREST UNO A NELLA E X 91 Hazelcrest Holsteins, Embro

RONBETH WINDBROOK NAVA EX 91 Ronbeth Holsteins, Hastings

HICKLEE DAMION GO GO EX 91 Cameron Hickling, Hanover

SILLSWAY FEVER BECKY EX 91 Sillsway Farms, Roslin

HIGHVIEW DUPLEX PETUNIA E X 91 Highview Holsteins, Port Perry

SNOWBIZ N UNO LENA EX 91 O’Connor Land & Cattle Co, Ajax

HOLTBYHOLME MISS AFT COUNTESS EX 91 HOLTBYHOLME MISS MIRANDA E X 91 Holtbyholme Holsteins, Port Perry

STARBRITE AFTERSHOCK LOIS EX 91 Hodglynn Holsteins, Kincardine Starbrite Holsteins, Mildmay

HUFFMANDALE BUTZE MILLY EX 91 Huffmandale Holsteins Ltd, Corbyville

STARBRITE SID LEASURE EX 91 Starbrite Holsteins, Mildmay

HURSTELM STANLEYCUP MEGAN EX 91 Elmhurst Bros, Hastings

STONEHURST-I GOLD WAND E X 91 Dalton J. Faris, East Gwillimbury

KINGSWAY GOLD CHIP ARABELLA EX 91 Kingsway Farms, Hastings

SUNREST SID LOGAN EX 91 Sunrest Farm, Joyceville

KNONAUDALE UNOROSE E X 91 Sillsway Farms, Roslin

SUNSPARK SID AMELIA EX 91 Bill Gibson, Stayner Brock Gillies, Bognor Harvdale Holsteins, Stayner

LAIDLAWN WINDHAMMER KESHIA EX 91 W. Paul Laidlaw, Norval LEWSIDE SID LUX EX 91 Lewside Holsteins, Barrie LEWSIDE SID LUX EX 91 Walkhavern Farms Limited, Stayner LIFLOC CHELIOS UNIQUA EX 91 Lifloc Holsteins, Otonabee LOA-DE-MEDE BENCHMARK POLLY EX 91 Loa-De-Mede Farms Ltd, Oshawa LOCKMAR WINDBROOK MAPLE EX 91 Lockmar Holsteins, Sutton West

VALE-O-SKENE SID LEXI EX 91 Vale-O-Skene Holsteins, Little Britain WAYBRU GLAUCO GLORIOUS EX 91 Waybru Holsteins, Elmira

MAPLECREST BRAWLER GIANT E X 91 Ken & Adam Brusso, Ayton

WIKKERINK SYMPATICO SASHA E X 91 Wikkerink Farms Ltd, Norwich

MARFLOACRES MINCIO ROXETTE E X 91 Cedarholme Holsteins, Mount Forest

WILLOWLANE BRAXTON SAWYER EX 91 WILLOWLANE DUDE IMOGEN EX 91 Brian Slaughter, Warwick Twp

MEADOWBLOOM DEMPSEY GERTRUDE EX 91 Paul Leis, Elmwood MILLBROOKE ATWOOD DELISSIO E X 91 Ed Meulendyk, Badjeros

DUALANE JETT AIR BASMA EX 91 Kloepfer Holdings Ltd, Ingersoll

MONTEITH SHADOW JULY EX 91 Nurseland Farm, Hillier

DUPLEX CROWN COLA EX 91 Duplex Holsteins, Brussels

MORSAN ATWOOD LAZZIE E X 91 Brenland Holsteins, Millbank

DUSTYVUE SHORE EMILY EX 91 Skipwell Farms Inc, Aylmer

MS ANDIS GW ARIAN-ET EX 91 Perrinridge Farms Ltd, Ayr

DUTCHDALE WINDBROOK KARLEY EX 91 Perry J. Van Osch, Lucknow

MURLONE REGINALD COTTON EX 91 Pondbank Farms Ltd, Markdale

DYNASTY SC LOLLY EX 91 Sunspark Farms Inc, South Bruce Peninsula

NITHAVEN PARAMOUNT DIXIE EX 91 Nithaven Holsteins, Wellesley

ELANDEE AFTERSHOCK NOMI E X 91 Elandee Holsteins, Mildmay

PROGENESIS BOMBERO RAVE EX 91 Character Holsteins, Mildmay

FORWARD LAVANGUARD 460 EX 91 Zekveld Farms Ltd, Bowmanville

QUALITY GOLDCHIP FELICITY E X 91 QUALITY LAUTHORITY FINCORE EX 91 Quality Holsteins, Vaughan

GREENLARK ROSES BIP EX 91 Greenlark Farms, Pembroke

VALCROFT WINDBROOK CANDACE EX 91 Valcroft Farms Inc, Sunderland

WEBB VIEW BOOBIE FEVER EX 91 WEBB VIEW LYNN ROY EX 91 Webb View Farms, Roseneath

MILLEN SHADOW ORCHID E X 91 Stevenlea Holsteins, Uxbridge

GOLDSTAR SIREN SPICE EX 91 Goldstar Genetics, Holstein

TOMALYNN AFTERSHOCK DENVER EX 91 Tomalynn Farms, Omemee

MAIFIELD WINDBROOK MADDY EX 91 Almet Farms Ltd, Bowmanville

DON-MAIR WINDBROOK KAVE EX 91 Don-Mair Farms, Mt. Hope

GLENWIN REGINALD COTTENFIELD EX 91 Patti Alsop, Singhampton

SUNUP LAUTHORITY BALERINA EX 91 Keith Kennedy, Uxbridge

RAIVUE SHADOW PEARL EX 91 RAIVUE SID OLLIE EX 91 Raivue Farms Ltd, Sunderland RANDALE WINNERS 205 EX 91 Paul Guernsey, Picton RJF AFTERSHOCK MELANIE E X 91 Robert Jarrell, Corbyville

WINCHILL LAUTHORITY OLWEN EX 91 Lorne Winch & Sons, Sutton West WINDCROFT BROKAW ECLIPSE E X 91 Windcroft Farm, Gananoque

JUN - AUG VG’S ALEAH ATLANTIC KANUCK VG 87 Aleah Farms Ltd, Beaverton ALTONA LEA BREWMASTER GUINNESS VG 87 Frank Barkey & Family, Blackstock BECKHOLM ABSOLUTE WENDY VG 87 Beckholm Holsteins, Sunderland BECKRIDGE BEEMER LILIAN VG 87 Beckridge Holsteins, Keswick Agriber Societa Agricola Srl, It Oscar Dupasquier, Guelph Quality Holsteins, Vaughan BECKRIDGE DOORMAN FAYLYN V G 87 Beckridge Holsteins, Keswick BENRISE DUDE ARLA VG 87 Benschop Farms, Bowmanville CALBRETT PBALL SANGRIA PP-ET VG 87 Vogue Cattle Co., Brighton CAVANALECK HIGH OCTANE OSMIC VG 87 Cavanaleck Farms Ltd, Belmont

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CROVALLEY DOORMAN ALCOVE VG 87 CROVALLEY DOORMAN REALITY VG 87 CROVALLEY SID AWAKENING VG 87 Crovalley Holsteins, Hastings DANDYLAND SOLOMON SUE VG 87 Dandyland Farm, Schomberg

HOWARD-VIEW LAMADONAS LYRIC VG 87 McIntosh Holsteins, Embro

OSCROFT BLAKE JADED VG 87 Oscroft Farms, Shannonville

KAWARTHA GOLD CHIP DESIRE VG 87 Kawartha Holsteins, Lindsay

QUALITY BEEMER LUST VG 87 Quality Holsteins, Vaughan Agriber Societa Agricola Srl, It Beckridge Holsteins, Keswick Lilyking Farm, Elginburg

KINGSWAY SOLOMON GORGEOUS VG 87 Kingsway Farms, Hastings Straitside Holsteins, Ns

DOANLEA GOLD CHIP CHANDRIKA VG 87 Donald I. Doan, Norwich Fraser G. Doan, Norwich Kloepfer Holdings Ltd, Ingersoll

LEACHLAND MAIN BEAM V G 87 Colin & Karen Leach, Lindsay LEJEUNE BOASTFUL PAISLEY VG 87 Murrel & Martha Sauder, Wallenstein

DON-MAIR DOORMAN JIVE VG 87 DON-MAIR SOLOMON KELTY VG 87 Don-Mair Farms, Mt. Hope

LILYKING DOORMAN AGATHA VG 87 Bonnechere Holsteins, Renfrew Lilyking Farm, Elginburg Trekili Holsteins, Elginburg

DUCKETT DRACK GABBY VG 87 Embrdale Farm, Asphodel-Norwood EARINCLIFFE DEMPSEY DANIA V G 87 Rockymountain Holsteins, Water Valley Scott Brethet, Tottenham

LOVSHIN MCCUTCHEN GLENDA VG 87 Lovshin Farms Ltd, Cobourg LUDWIGS-DG EVIE-ET VG 87 Majestic View, Shore, Connery & Lintvedt, Little Britain

FARISVIEW ATWOOD APACHEE VG 87 Dalton J. Faris, East Gwillimbury FISHERVALE UNIX ALIMONY VG 87 Fishervale Acres Ltd, Thornton

MAIFIELD BEEMER KIT VG 87 Almet Farms Ltd, Bowmanville

FOREST LEE PEACHY HATTIE VG 87 Forest Lee Farms Ltd, Springfield

MILLBROOKE SOLOMON JASMINE VG 87 Ed Meulendyk, Badjeros

HAZELCREST MILLENNIUM APRIL VG 87 Hazelcrest Holsteins, Embro HIGH POINT ROX DOMINO V G 87 HIGH POINT WINDBROOK GEOSTAR VG 87 High Point Farms, Port Perry

MILLEN SOLOMON MOONSHINE VG 87 Beckholm Holsteins, Sunderland MOUNTAIN RIDGE TINKERBELL VG 87 Connor Halpenny, Merrickville

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

CHRISTIAN SHAW CELESTINE E X 90 Christian Lafleche, St. Albert

MACKSVILLA BLIZZARD LITSY E X 90 Macksvilla Farms, Glencoe

BARDEE MADY RAE EX 90 Bardee Holsteins, Pembroke

WINDCROFT BROKAW ECLIPSE E X 91 WINDCROFT ATWOOD LADY A E X 90 Windcroft Farm, Gananoque

TAGGARTVIEW IDA APPLE EX 90 Taggart Farms, Westport

ELMAN FLORIAN 239 EX 90 Elroy & Amanda Albrecht, Millbank

TAYLEA LAVANGUARD PENNY EX 90 Wayne D. Conboy, Perth

GLEN ATHOLL JENNIFER STEADY E X 90 Glen Atholl Farms, Woodstock

KITCHOLM SEAVER LONDON EX 90 Kitcholm Farms, Moffat

MAPLEBROOK SNOWBIRD ROBINA EX 90 Maplebrook Farms, Elmira

BROADHILL APPLEJACK ZETA E X 90 Roy Broad, Schomberg

RANDALE WINNERS 205 EX 91 RANDALE BUCKEYE146 EX 90 Paul Guernsey, Picton

SHANMAPLE SPECTRUM ADA E X 90 Shanmaple Holsteins , Mt. Forest

EXPRESSRIDGE LAUTHORITY PETTY EX 90 Expressridge Holsteins, Waterloo

WARCREST WINDBROOK CASSIDY EX 90 Warren M. Becker, Ayton

LEWSIDE SID LUX EX 91 Lewside Holsteins, Barrie

CROSSROAD BRADNICK NORA E X 90 Jason Caesar, Dungannon WALKERFARMS CHIPPER CINDY 1434 EX 90 Walker Dairy Inc, Aylmer

Correction In our Summer 2018 issue, we incorrectly published the results of Prince Edward County’s Breeders’ Cup Competition. We apologize for the misprint and congratulate the winners below. PRINCE EDWARD Judge – Randy Bullock

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DERRICK KNILL, Bornholm The Lyle Martin High Achievement Scholarship Award is awarded to the student that displays the most impressive application based on community, postsecondary and agricultural involvement along with success in the 4-H program. The award of $750 per year is sponsored by CanWest DHI and EastGen. Congratulations to this year's winner, Derrick Knill. The scholarship is established in the name of Lyle Martin, a well-respected dairy farmer from the Brussels area. He was a former board member for CanWest DHI and EastGen. He was always on a committee and often was the leader or chair. The award exemplifies many things Lyle found important in life, including further education in agriculture, community involvement, supporting youth and advancements in the dairy industry.

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

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

• BECKRIDGE DOORMAN FRAZZLE VG-88

• SUMMITHOLM DAWSON CHERI GP-83 ............ 185,448 (37.14) kgs

• BENRISE BROOK NUTSTAR VG-88

• H YDEN BLITZ PIZZA EX-92-5E 2* ...................... 166,756 (35.76) kgs

• K INGSWAY DOORMAN ANAHIEM VG-88

• R ADOMERE LEE HAZEL EX-90-2E 1* ...............147,779 (28.95) kgs

Bred and owned by Beckridge Holsteins, Keswick

Bred and owned by Benschop Farms, Bowmanville Bred by Kingsway Farms, Hastings; Owned by Kingsway Farms, Michael Barnum and William A. Barnum

• PIERSTEIN DOORMAN ALAYNA VG-88 Owned by Dalton J. Faris, East Gwillimbury

Bred and owned by Joe Loewith & Sons Ltd, Lynden Bred and owned by Hyden Holsteins, Milverton

Bred and owned by Raymond Klein Gebbinck, Elmvale

• GREENMAR LUCIDOR GRETCHEN VG-88 1* ....142,388 (30.05) kgs Bred by Rebecca Wideman, St. Jacobs; Owned by Laverne & Marlene Martin, Waterloo

• QUALITY AFTERSHOCK FABLE VG-88

• V RIESDALE BLITZ LUSTRE EX-90 ......................139,494 (31.45) kgs

• QUALITY BEEMER FROWN VG-88

• BENOAKS MORTY KIERSTEN EX-90-6E 1*..........138,690 (29.04) kgs

Bred and owned by Quality Holsteins, Vaughan

Bred and owned by Quality Holsteins, Vaughan

• QUALITY SOLOMON LOVELY VG-88

Bred and owned by Quality Holsteins, Vaughan; Agriber Societa Agricola Srl, It; Beckridge Holsteins, Keswick and Oscar Dupasquier, Guelph

• QUALITY SOLOMON LUST VG-88

Bred and owned by Quality Holsteins, Vaughan; Agriber Societa Agricola Srl, It; Beckridge Holsteins, Keswick and Oscar Dupasquier, Guelph

Bred and owned by Vriesdale Holsteins, Mountain

Bred by Russell Bennett, Johnstown; Owned by Lethbridge Farms, Spencerville

• SUMMITHOLM MORTY LORRIE VG-85 .............137,618 (26.72) kgs Bred and owned by Joe Loewith & Sons Ltd, Lynden

• SUMMITHOLM TITANIC RAISA GP-81 ............. 132,595 (27.42) kgs Bred and owned by Joe Loewith & Sons Ltd, Lynden

• VANDEHOLM OUTSIDE MINNIE EX-91-6E.... 129,432 (23.92) kgs Bred by Vandeholm Farms Ltd, St. Marys; Owned by Avonbank Holsteins, St. Marys

• LARENWOOD BUCKEYE RITZ 465 VG-85 2*..... 129,243 (33.71) kgs

EX-94 & Higher • PHOENIX BAXTER GEOMETRY EX-95-3E Bred by Barclay Phoenix, Uxbridge and Richard M. Green, De; Owned By High Point Farms, Port Perry

• KINGSWAY GOLDWYN ABBA DABBA EX-95-2E 1* Bred by Kingsway Farms, Hastings, Trent Valley Holsteins, Peterborough and Jason David Mell, Wi; Owned by Trent Valley Holsteins, Peterborough; Jason Mell, Wi and Tim & Sharyn Abbott, Vt.

• VANDERHAVEN REDMAN ALICE EX-94-4E Owned by Forest Lee Farms Ltd., Springfield

• K INGSWAY WINDBROOK JAZZ EX-94

Bred by Kingsway Farms, Hastings; Cedarvilla Holsteins, Lakefield; Knonaudale Farms Inc., Crysler and Trentward Farms, Hastings; Owned by Kingsway Farms, Hastings

• M IGNO DOORMAN GIGI EX-94

Owned by Dalton J. Faris, East Gwillimbury

Bred and owned by Larenwood Farms, Drumbo

• QUALITY BLITFICE EX-92-4E ..................................... 128,326 (28.48) kgs Bred and owned by Quality Holsteins, Vaughan

•E  MBRDALE OPPORTUNITY LYSTER EX-90-4E 3* .127,139 (24.86) kgs Bred by Embrdale Farm, Asphodel-Norwood; Owned by Extramile Farm, Keene

• NATION VALE RHYME TRACEY VG-88 3* .....126,826 (25.78) kgs Bred and owned by Nation Valley Farms, Chesterville

• R EDLODGE POT OF GOLD EX-90-6E ..............125,607 (29.85) kgs Bred and owned by Redlodge Farms Inc., Finch

• RONBETH STORMATIC DOLL EX-92-8E 2* ......... 125,549 (22.22) kgs Bred and owned by Ronbeth Holsteins, Hastings

• H YDEN BAXTER FRECKLES VG-85 ..................125,497 (32.86) kgs Bred and owned by Hyden Holsteins, Milverton

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

• SQUIBBLAND JENNY SEPTEMBER J VG-89 ... 125,195 (25.81) kgs Bred and owned by K. Dean & Debbie Squibb, St. Pauls

Highlights

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CONIMAR DISPERSAL

BONNIE BRAE DISPERSAL

JULY 25, 2018, CARSON’S AUCTIONS, LISTOWEL

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018, AT THE FARM, VANKLEEK HILL

CONIMAR LIBERO ALEXA .....................................................$2,700 Buyer: Bill Crawford CONIMAR CALEDONIA LAURA...........................................$2,400 Buyer: Bill Crawford CONIMAR WILLING REHTAEH...........................................$2,000 Buyer: Bill Crawford 42 HEAD SOLD

BONNIE BRAE DOORMAN MARLEE .............................$15,500 Buyer: Knonaudale Farms Inc. BONNIE BRAE APE QUINN................................................. $12,500 Buyer: Robert Crawford BONNIE BRAE BROKAW MEAKA.......................................$9,200 Buyer: BryHill Farms 62 COW AVERAGE .........................................................$3,325

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in each age division for June through to the end of August 2018! ANIMAL NAME

CLASS

AGE

M

F

P

BCA Comp

M

F

P

DEV Comp

BRABANTIA FACEBOOK ANN

G-77

01-11

404

445

388

1237

(+153)

(+189)

(+147)

(+489)

SILVERRIDGE WINDBROOK TRIXIE

VG-86

01-11

462

419

437

1318

(+167)

(+118)

(+138)

(+423)

STANTONS DENVER ATLEE

GP-81

01-08

407

463

437

1307

(+115)

(+148)

(+136)

(+399)

SLEEGERDALE COMMANDER LORRAINE

VG-87

01-11

383

328

382

1093

(+150)

(+91)

(+138)

(+379)

GREAVESTON DEMPSEY HAPPY

GP-82

01-10

367

372

396

1135

(+120)

(+120)

(+135)

(+375)

ALGERDALE DELILAH BONJOVI

GP-80

01-11

443

449

409

1301

(+135)

(+123)

(+117)

(+375)

BRABANTDALE SILVER ANGIOPLASTY

VG-85

02-03

396

480

378

1254

(+149)

(+212)

(+133)

(+494)

BRABANTDALE MONTEREY REHEAT

VG-85

02-04

365

491

389

1245

(+116)

(+222)

(+143)

(+481)

FREUREHAVEN MONTEREY LAVENDER

VG-86

02-01

379

437

370

1186

(+137)

(+173)

(+120)

(+430)

SUNOL BOOKEL TOPPLE

VG-86

02-10

449

429

467

1345

(+144)

(+119)

(+160)

(+423)

NEWMORNING GRENWY LOLIPOP 1827

GP-82

02-06

379

444

404

1227

(+121)

(+164)

(+130)

(+415)

BRABANTDALE FLAME VIGOROUS

EX-90

03-01

346

452

399

1197

(+81)

(+180)

(+128)

(+389)

DANDYLAND MERIDIAN DASHER

VG-88

03-11

377

416

349

1142

(+124)

(+150)

(+91)

(+365)

CAVANHILL LEXOR JENLYN

VG-85

03-01

387

378

386

1151

(+134)

(+93)

(+131)

(+358)

HEERDINK LEO AMANDA

VG-87

03-09

365

359

375

1099

(+116)

(+97)

(+125)

(+338)

STANTONS CRAZY 4 CAMARO-ET

VG-88

03-02

355

470

405

1230

(+63)

(+155)

(+104)

(+322)

GOULDHAVEN ATWOOD EMILY

VG-89

04-00

402

472

423

1297

(+115)

(+165)

(+125)

(+405)

GLENWIN MERIDIAN CASHA

VG-85

04-03

419

432

408

1259

(+132)

(+146)

(+123)

(+401)

JOHNELLA STANLEYCUP NESSIE

VG-85

04-00

333

403

338

1074

(+103)

(+150)

(+93)

(+346)

RICHARDO GOLDWYN DAWNTEA

EX-92

04-06

300

439

310

1049

(+68)

(+179)

(+76)

(+323)

MARKRIDGE IOTA SPARKLES

EX-90

04-04

342

467

362

1171

(+69)

(+166)

(+79)

(+314)

VG-86

05-08

347

616

354

1317

(+78)

(+326)

(+91)

(+495)

SQUIBBLAND EMILY GEMINI

EX-94-2E

05-06

323

428

328

1079

(+79)

(+181)

(+82)

(+342)

EMBRDALE CHANEL FEVER

EX-91

05-00

382

406

360

1148

(+110)

(+116)

(+94)

(+320)

MCINTOSH JANA ATWOOD

EX-91-2E

05-00

323

417

325

1065

(+87)

(+155)

(+76)

(+318)

VG-88

05-01

367

455

404

1226

(+75)

(+140)

(+103)

(+318)

EASTEDGE ALTON SHERRY

VG-85

08-01

389

437

363

1189

(+118)

(+144)

(+97)

(+359)

ALEAH MUSTANG SALLY

EX-90

08-00

324

453

297

1074

(+94)

(+197)

(+65)

(+356)

GILLETTE EVOLVE 2ND WISH

VG-87

06-08

359

369

342

1070

(+115)

(+102)

(+90)

(+307)

KENORA FROSTY JEM

VG-85

08-07

331

336

328

995

(+106)

(+108)

(+92)

(+306)

R-E-W DAZ BEHAPPY-ET

EX-92

07-11

310

441

336

1087

(+50)

(+149)

(+77)

(+276)

YEARLINGS BRABANTIA FARMS INC, WILLIAMSBURG SILVERRIDGE FARMS LTD, SPRINGFIELD STANTON BROS LIMITED, ILDERTON

SLEEGERDALE FARMS LTD, BELMONT

GREAVESTON HOLSTEINS, NORTH AUGUSTA GERALD R. CROWDER & SON, MOUNTAIN

2 YEAR OLDS BRABANTDALE FARMS LTD, OTTAWA BRABANTDALE FARMS LTD, OTTAWA

TERRYLEA HOLSTEINS, TREVOR WILLOWS, ST. PAULS SUNOL FARMS, CARLETON PLACE

NEW MORNING HOLSTEINS, MONKTON

3 YEAR OLDS JAQUEMET HOLSTEINS, WINCHESTER DANDYLAND FARM, SCHOMBERG CAVANHILL FARMS LTD, KINBURN HEERDINK HOLSTEINS, ST. MARYS STANTON BROS LIMITED, ILDERTON

4 YEAR OLDS GOULDHAVEN FARMS, FORESTERS FALLS PATTI ALSOP, SINGHAMPTON JOHNELLA FARMS, MASSEY

NORWELL HOLSTEINS, CHESLEY, RICHARD KUNTZ, MILDMAY, HODGLYNN HOLSTEINS, KINCARDINE MARKHILL HOLSTEINS, INGERSOLL

5 YEAR OLDS EMBRDALE BERRY ARTIE

EMBRDALE FARM, ASPHODEL NORWOOD K. DEAN & DEBBIE SQUIBB, ST. PAULS EMBRDALE FARM, ASPHODEL NORWOOD MCINTOSH HOLSTEINS, EMBRO

OCONNORS LIVING THE DREAM

STANTON BROS LIMITED, ILDERTON

MATURE COWS EAST EDGE HOLSTEINS, SPRINGFIELD ALEAH FARMS LTD, BEAVERTON FERME GILLETTE INC, EMBRUN KENORA FARMS, SPENCERVILLE BOSDALE FARMS INC, CAMBRIDGE

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Top 20

Herd Size: 51-100 Cows in Ontario by LPI

No. of Cows

LPI

%G

Farm Name

No. of Cows

LPI

%G

RUTI FARMS

48

2555

85

98

2780

82

GERBERLAND

50

2527

42

O’CONNOR LAND & CATTLE CO.

MINTOGLEN FARMS LTD

39

2520

46

BOLDI

61

2765

75

KOOPYCREST HOLSTEINS

24

2518

79

HYDEN HOLSTEINS

72

2632

64

ROCLANE HOLSTEINS

42

2514

29

MAPELWOOD HOLSTEINS

59

2631

53

EBYBROOK HOLSTEINS

26

2483

50

CITILIMITS

91

2627

19

CANADAIRY FARM

26

2474

0

GLAUDALE FARMS

51

2577

20

SUNRISE HOLSTEINS INC

45

2466

0

GLENGARRY STOCK FARMS

67

2531

39

WEEBERLAC

36

2461

33

SLEEGERDALE FARMS LTD

35

2447

46

POPLARVALE

40

2439

60

SLOPEYSIDE FARM

25

2436

0

D-L VERSION

29

2422

3

DORTHOLME

49

2415

12

WAYCREST HOLSTEINS

37

2406

8

FLOYD ALBRECHT

24

2400

29

VELLHAVEN FARM INC.

50

2398

8

BERGRIDGE FARMS

40

2398

0

ORCHARD GROVE HOLSTEINS

44

2395

9

DUANE / DENISE MARTIN

40

2391

0

Farm Name

Top 20 Farm Name MIDLEE HOLSTEINS

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Herd Size: 20-50 Cows in Ontario by LPI

Herd Size: 101-150 Cows in Ontario by LPI

BELLWIN

68

2526

6

APPLEVUE FARMS

60

2520

0

VAN STEE DAIRY INC.

77

2488

0

WEENARDA FARMS

56

2480

34

FERME ST MALO INC

76

2478

41

AIJA HOLSTEINS

78

2477

32

LA FERME BEN-REY-MO

95

2472

17

BRYCEHOLME

83

2466

18

CALMAC HOLSTEINS

70

2464

83

TOPFARM HOLSTEINS

69

2459

1

GUNTENSPERGER DAIRY INC.

77

2455

47

NOORDCREEK

63

2452

17

FRIESO FARMS

55

2450

5

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Herd Size: 151+ Cows in Ontario by LPI

No. of Cows

LPI

%G

Farm Name

No. of Cows

LPI

%G

146

2576

80

VELTHUIS FARMS LTD

188

2799

84

DLASEPT

113

2549

36

STANTON BROS LTD

803

2796

93

NITH CREST FARMS LIMITED

130

2443

3

CLAYNOOK FARMS LTD

175

2751

84

VRIESDALE

144

2440

21

ALBADON FARMS LTD

218

2544

98

FERME MIRELLA

133

2436

11

HEIDI FARMS INC

321

2498

99

HEIWA FARM

101

2423

2

HYLAND HOLSTEINS

286

2495

32

CONLEE FARMS

116

2422

1

MAYBLOSSOM

164

2483

2

VINKSLAND FARMS

107

2422

43

LA FERME GILLETTE

606

2455

26

CLEARYDALE

148

2420

64

HAZELDOM / HANALEE

169

2425

38

SILVERRIDGE FARMS

129

2419

11

NEW OBELINK FARMS LTD

376

2405

16

KINGSWAY HOLSTEINS

120

2415

13

ALEXERIN DAIRY INC

202

2404

39

GREEN ACRE FARMS LTD

149

2412

14

BRABANTDALE FARMS LTD

156

2403

31

HOLMDALE FARMS

147

2412

59

DONNANDALE

310

2397

21

GREAVESTON HOLSTEINS

116

2412

2

ARMSTRONG MANOR

309

2381

95

WRICO HOLSTEINS

107

2411

13

FERME LAVIGNE INC

182

2378

4

BEYOND BELIEF FARMS INC

132

2407

3

KOUWENBERG DAIRY INC

154

2378

4

HOFTYZER FARMS

109

2407

4

FARALARY HILL FARMS LTD

225

2370

84

RIVERDOWN HOLSTEINS

110

2406

15

ECKERLEA ACRES

197

2370

23

LILLIES DALE HOLSTEINS

103

2404

3

GERANN HOLSTEINS

258

2369

3

ABBYLAYNE

124

2397

1

HAMMONDOWNS FARMS

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Top 20

Top 20

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

Pro$

%G

Farm Name

GERBERLAND

50

$1,288

42

MINTOGLEN FARMS LTD

39

$1,227

46

O’CONNOR LAND & CATTLE CO.

RUTI FARMS

48

$1,199

85

KOOPYCREST HOLSTEINS

24

$1,171

79

EBYBROOK HOLSTEINS

26

$1,163

50

SUNRISE HOLSTEINS INC

45

$1,149

0

ROCLANE HOLSTEINS

42

$1,149

29

CANADAIRY FARM

26

$1,119

0

SLEEGERDALE FARMS LTD

35

$1,051

46

WEEBERLAC

36

$1,044

33

CEDAR RIDGE HOLSTEINS INC.

44

$1,026

2

POPLARVALE

40

$1,023

60

BERGRIDGE FARMS

40

$1,018

0

EGGLETON FARMS INC.

48

$991

0

MARKHOEVE FARMS

44

$980

0

ZETHILL FARMS LTD

34

$969

9

SLOPEYSIDE FARM

25

$953

0

BRISCOELEA

49

$950

4

WAYCREST HOLSTEINS

37

$946

8

DUANE / DENISE MARTIN

40

$943

0

Farm Name

Top 20

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

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

Pro$

%G

98

$1,678

82

BOLDI

61

$1,631

75

HYDEN HOLSTEINS

72

$1,416

64

CITILIMITS

91

$1,408

19

MAPELWOOD HOLSTEINS

59

$1,307

53

GUNTENSPERGER DAIRY INC.

77

$1,280

47

VAN STEE DAIRY INC.

77

$1,264

0

GLAUDALE FARMS

51

$1,264

20

APPLEVUE FARMS

60

$1,185

0

GLENGARRY STOCK FARMS

67

$1,164

39

BRYCEHOLME

83

$1,162

18

NOORDCREEK

63

$1,155

17

RANDY / ROD WEBER

89

$1,148

20

LA FERME BEN-REY-MO LTD.

95

$1,132

17

BELLWIN

68

$1,117

6

CALMAC HOLSTEINS

70

$1,111

83

FERME SERHEAL

74

$1,099

0

MILKY WAVE

75

$1,090

4

FREDWILL HOLSTEINS

69

$1,088

30

TOPFARM HOLSTEINS

69

$1,073

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Herd Size: 151+ Cows in Ontario by Pro$

No. of Cows

Pro$

%G

Farm Name

No. of Cows

Pro$

%G

MIDLEE HOLSTEINS

146

$1,363

80

STANTON BROS LTD

803

$1,763

93

DLASEPT

113

$1,250

36

VELTHUIS FARMS LTD

188

$1,642

84

CLEARYDALE

148

$1,130

64

CLAYNOOK FARMS

175

$1,575

84

HEEG DAIRY INC

106

$1,081

98

HEIDI FARMS

321

$1,386

99

HOLMDALE FARMS

147

$1,071

59

ALBADON FARMS

218

$1,319

98

WRICO HOLSTEINS

107

$1,071

13

HYLAND HOLSTEINS

286

$1,223

32

FERME MIRELLA INC.

133

$1,057

11

NEW OBELINK FARMS LTD

376

$1,139

16

HEEG DALE SONS LTD.

134

$1,054

1

LA FERME GILLETTE

606

$1,121

26

RUSLAND FARM INC

112

$1,047

2

ECKERLEA ACRES

197

$1,088

23

LILLIES DALE HOLSTEINS

103

$1,045

3

BRABANTDALE FARMS LTD

156

$1,086

31

BEYOND BELIEF FARMS INC

132

$1,033

3

MAYBLOSSOM

164

$1,075

2

NITH CREST FARMS LIMITED

130

$1,031

3

BIRCHLAWN FARMS LTD

514

$1,070

6

HIGHHAVEN HOLSTEINS INC.

142

$1,025

1

ALEXERIN DAIRY

202

$1,063

39

CONLEE FARMS

116

$1,025

1

DONNANDALE

310

$1,058

21

HOFTYZER FARMS

109

$1,025

4

BOERNVIEW FARMS LTD

391

$1,057

2

Farm Name

VINKSLAND FARMS

107

$1,009

43

SUMMITHOLM HOLSTEINS

494

$1,010

2

VRIESDALE

144

$1,000

21

SCHERPENZEEL FARMS

285

$1,008

1

WILKESVIEW

137

$992

17

ELMWOLD FARMS

158

$1,000

2

SMILEBROOK FARMS INC.

118

$989

0

CORNERVIEW FARM

582

$998

2

HEIWA FARM

101

$982

2

DANEHOLME

261

$998

0

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David Carson Auctions,

BY DEREK KLUMPENHOUWER

LISTOWEL, ON

I love to drive around to the barns. I also love to sit on the horse-drawn wagon and smoke a cigar! I actually just love to see everything clean and I admire good cattle. I like to make sure that I treat my employees and my customers the way I like to be treated. I just enjoy the whole thing.

- David Carson

David Carson (second from left) and son Brad Carson own and operate David Carson Auctions in Listowel, Ontario. The auction business has been in the Carson family since 1968. Brad’s children, Shelby and Dylan, make up the third generation to be involved. PHOTO BY DEREK KLUMPENHOUWER.

DAVID AND BRAD CARSON OWN AND OPERATE DAVID CARSON FARMS & AUCTION SERVICES LTD. TOGETHER, THIS FATHER AND SON DUO HAVE PUSHED THROUGH THE BSE CRISIS, FLUCTUATING MARKETS AND HAVE MANAGED TO MAINTAIN A VERY LARGE AND SUCCESSFUL OPERATION, RESPECTED BY DAIRY FARMERS NEAR AND FAR. How long have you been involved in the dairy industry? How long has David Carson Auctions been running? David: I started milking cows here when I was 19 years old in 1965. At that time, we shipped milk in cans for a short time before we got a milk cooler. We then started buying and selling cows in 1968 and I went to auction school. We had our first sale here in 1972 with a herd dispersal for the late Doug McNeil in Goderich (Glen McNeil’s uncle). That was the first day that Glen read pedigrees for us and he has been reading them ever since. Back at that time, I did just about everything, from milking and feeding cows to washing and clipping. I did have some part-time help from locals, but I also did all the auctioneering. Over the years, we just kept expanding when we could get financing.

Tell me about David Carson Auctions. What are your roles? David: Now my main role is being the owner. Brad has been here for over 30 years, working and running the cattle. He is also in charge of most of the sales. Brad and his son, Dylan, are pretty much taking over now; they are running everything and doing everything. We have about 10 barns with livestock ranging from calves to milk cows. We also have 15 full-time employees and five or six part-time. We have employees that

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Describe a typical auction day. David: On a typical day, I get up in the morning, come over here and see what is going on in the barn, have breakfast and get ready and make some phone calls to prospective buyers. I then head to the barn and make sure the boys have the sale ready to go by 11 a.m. Then we sell the cows. The cows are all milked out after they leave the ring. I work the booth on auction day and Brad does several things that need to be done around the ring and in the barn. www.ontario.holstein.ca


Being in the business of buying and selling cows, I would What do you love most about what you do? assume you have an ever-changing herd of your own to milk. David: I love to drive around to the barns. I also love to sit on the horseWhat is your farm set up? How many cows do you milk? drawn wagon and smoke a cigar! I actually just love to see everything Brad: That’s a big misconception about us that really frustrates me because we have been doing our breeding work with Alta since 2007 on the A.I. side of things and around 75 per cent of the heifers we calve out here are raised here. We milk about 120 and calve 60 heifers a month, so we try to market most of them. Sometimes, if the market is hot, we have to sell all the good ones and keep the bad ones. Right now, with the market a little slower, we can run a more efficient milking herd in our barn. But it has been frustrating to me because a lot of people don’t realize the effort we have put into raising our own heifers. These girls have had every shot, we are using good bulls and keeping track of everything in DairyComp. We are Holstein breeders. We have gotten production awards for heifers that we have raised. And I have guys who go on DairyComp and say, ‘Wow, your heifers are outperforming ours!’ We will calve out the heifers and often ship them from there. People often ask us what guarantee we can give them, which leads us to normally say, “Well, if they haven’t died on us, they likely won’t die on you.” We do believe we need to raise quality to sell quality. The other thing we find is the heifers we buy aren’t on the same program as ours are, so they don’t get to calf as easily.

clean and admire good cattle. I don’t do any physical work anymore. I just like to make sure that I treat my employees and my customers the way I like to be treated. I enjoy the whole thing.

Where is the market headed for the price of cattle? Is the future bright? Is the market stable? David: Right now, we hope the market is not heading any lower. I like to see fresh heifers selling right around the $3,000 - $3,500 mark because it costs $2,500 - $2,800 to raise one. There is a guy in Michigan named Duane Green from Greendale farms where they milk 4,000 cows. I remember one year we sold them 1,000 head. His dad’s rule is out of every 10 heifers, whether you raise them or buy them, you are going to get six good ones, two average ones and two that you don’t like. That’s my rule of thumb now, too. But quality is my main idea. Brad: Right now, you have fewer farmers and the ones that are left are normally better managers. Technology is the future of the industry. They are going to want good quality cows to match that technology. In the heyday, we were marketing around 10,000 a year between the sale barn and private sales. Lots of Friday mornings, I would load up four loads at my place to ship anywhere in North America, even California and Mexico.

David: We try to sell only quality. If we have heifers that don’t look like they are going to turn out, we will ship them for beef. I would rather sell David: A lot of our cattle go locally now. At one time, I was exporting a 100 good heifers over 1,000 not-so-good ones. There is a saying that lot of our springing heifers, but now with the price of milk, nothing is going you remember the quality a lot longer than you remember the price. south anymore. We haven’t really sold a lot of American cattle, because I Brad: We like to give a 100 per cent guarantee. That’s why if we do buy was also taught when I was younger, if you can’t sell on your own manure cattle, we like to bring them here and milk them a few times so we can pile, you can’t sell anywhere. Some guys went picking in faraway fields know what they are doing. Also, if a cow is not what I told you, put her and it didn’t always work out for them, but I tend to pick in my own pasture. I like to support and deal with our local farmers. on the truck and send her back.

How have things changed over the years? David: A lot of things have changed. There used to be a lot more herds in the province that milked 30 to 40 cows, and a lot of those guys were purebred breeders wanting to improve their herd, classify and use DHI. And a lot of those guys wanted a type E, well-pedigreed individual. Then there were some guys who just wanted to buy milk cows. When I started trading cows, if you had a cow that was giving 10,000 - 12,000 pounds a year, she was a pretty good cow. And now it has changed to cows that are producing twice that much milk. Now we see guys that want a heifer that weighs in around 1,200-1,300 lbs and is calving out at 22 months. If you get a heifer over 26 months old, a lot of guys think she is too old now. Holsteins have changed a lot in the last 40 years. Udders are better, feet and legs are better, cows are calving younger and they produce way more milk.

Tell me about the BSE crisis. How did it affect your business and what was it like for you guys during that time? David: When BSE came in 2003, it was a killer. We had men working their tails off. We had 3,300 head in the barn at that time. They were worth about $2,300 one day and about $250 the next. If wasn’t for Brad, my wife, and a few other special people, I would have never made it through the BSE crisis. Brad: In February and March of the BSE crisis in 2004, we calved out 600 heifers in 60 days and milked 400 through a double 5 parlour. Our guys were working nearly 18 hours a day.

What’s one thing that most people might not know about the life of an auctioneer/cattle dealer?

Brad: The stress of it. The morning of a sale, we worry about whether we What is your preferred way of selling cows? In the auction ring are going to be getting people enough money for their cattle and whether we will have enough buyers.

or people coming to your farm to buy?

Brad: Both. I am very conscious of what I send to people. If you come to the farm and say, “That’s not the one I want,” it won’t hurt my feelings too much. We want to cover different types of markets and different types of buyers. There are some guys who simply don’t want to go to an auction sale because if a cow comes in the ring, you have to be pretty quick on your feet, unless you walk through the barn beforehand. David: We want to give the customers what they want; some want to come to the farm and pay a set price, others want to go to the auction ring and take their chances. One big thing we pride ourselves on is when we tell someone something, that’s the way it’s going to be. There are a lot of sales barns where you can take a $1,200 cow and doll her up and she sells for $2,500, but then in a couple of months, she is no good. We don’t want that. We want the cows we sell to move and we want to make friends in the process.

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David: People don’t know the responsibility that an auctioneer has. Suppose someone’s herd has come up for sale and you have four generations that have built that herd and worked hard with it for their whole lives. We are going to sell that herd in just a few hours. You have these generations in your hands so you have to make sure every knot is tied and every “i” is dotted. Brad: Other people don’t realize that sometimes we are just selling the cow for someone else. In a couple of days when she doesn’t work out, they forget that we just we were just the auctioneers; the cow wasn’t ours. David: Gone are the days of losing just a couple hundred dollars if a cow doesn’t work out; now there are thousands at stake. Brad: Being the auctioneer can be like a tug-of-war where you are trying to please both sides; you want the buyer to be happy and you want the seller to be happy. We often tread a fine line.

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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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OCTOBER 2018 October 10 Perth County Select Sale, Carson’s October 11 EOWQ Championship Show Metcalfe - Judge Mike West October 17 Autumn Opportunity Holstein Show Judge Justin Burdette October 19 Lanark County Holstein Club Banquet October 20 Niagara County Holstein Club Banquet October 26 Perth County Holstein Club Banquet Mitchell Golf Club

DECEMBER 2018 December 1 Bruce County Holstein Club AGM Oxford County Holstein Club Car Tour November 16 Renfrew County Holstein Club Banquet December 4 Waterloo County Holstein Club AGM/ Cobden Barn Meeting, Ontowa November 17 December 5 Glengarry Holstein Club Banquet Niagara County Holstein Club AGM Alexandria Curling Club December 5 November 21 Simcoe County Holstein Club AGM Grey County Holstien Club AGM November 22 JANUARY 2019 Huron County Holstien Club AGM & Barn Meeting, farm of Kees DenHartog January 3 Victoria County Holstein Club AGM November 22 January 4 Peterborough County Holstein Ontario County Holstein Club AGM, Club Farm Visit & AGM Greenbank United Church 10:30 a.m. November 22 NOVEMBER 2018 January 7 Stormont County Holstein November 5-6 Lambton County Holstein Club AGM, Club Banquet, Sand Rd. TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic November 23 Forest Fairgrounds 12 p.m. Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Leeds-Grenville Holstein Club January 14 Showmanship: Claire Swale Oxford County Holstein Club AGM, Banquet, Toledo Conformation: Steve Fraser 10:30 a.m. November 23 November 8 Prince Edward County Holstein Club FEBRUARY 2019 National Red & White Holstein Show Banquet, Waring House, Picton February 26-27 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, 7:30 a.m. November 23 Ontario Holstein Branch AGM Judge Jack Lomeo Jr. Prescott Holstein Banquet Holiday Inn, Peterborough November 8-9 November 24 National Black & White Holstein Show Lennox & Addington Holstein Club Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Fall Banquet, Selby First three classes at 6 p.m., remaining to November 28 commence at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 9 Perth County Holstein Club AGM/ Judge Jack Lomeo Jr. Barn Meeting November 16

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(Ontario Branch) Article 2.3 – Board of Directors The Board of Directors shall consist of two (2) Members resident in each of the electoral districts of Western Ontario; West-Central Ontario; East-Central and Northern Ontario; and Eastern Ontario, the immediate Past President (if not otherwise currently a Director), and a Director selected by the National Directors of the Association resident in Ontario. Nomination papers for the four electoral districts of Western; West-Central; East-Central and Northern Ontario; and Eastern Ontario Holstein must be filed with the Branch Office prior to December 31, 2018.

CLIFFORD “WAYNE” LENNAN

Outstanding Dairy Women Service Award

Wayne passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the age 75. He was the beloved husband of Bea and loving father of Lori (Roger) Hyatt, John (Marion) Lennan and step-father of Joe (Bernadine) Libreiro, Mike (Maria) Libreiro. Cherish grandfather of Paul (Kim) Hyatt, Julie (Chris) Bullock, Jennifer Hyatt, Matt (Anissa) Lennan, Marlena Lennan, 4 step-grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Marie (Wayne) Erickson and Donna May (Neil) Teskey. Predeceased by his first wife Sandra Lennan (2000). Wayne was the longtime owner of Gandiway Farms in Petrolia. He was a passionate and well-respected farmer who also cash-cropped thousands of acres. Wayne was on the Board of the Ontario Holstein Branch from 1990 to 1996, and was President in 1995.

APPLICATION DETAILS

• Open to women involved in all dairy breeds • Nomination package will be available on the Ontario Holstein website • Nominations should be sent to Heather Parkin (heatherp@gbtel.ca) *nominations submitted prior to 2016 should be resubmitted • Selection committee members will choose the award with recipients joining the committee for future years • Award will be announced and presented at the Ontario Holstein Branch Annual Meeting in February 2019. • Deadline for nominations is December 15, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Heather Parkin (heatherp@gbtel.ca)

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Aaron Breukelman Farm: Olivercrest Herd Size: 100 milking Operation Type: free-stall Location: Neebing, Ontario 1. What is your family’s history with Holsteins? Both sets of my grandparents emigrated from Holland and started dairy farming here in the North after the Second World War. My dad’s side had planned to settle in Alberta, but they stopped to visit family in the area, found work and eventually ended up buying a farm about 10 minutes away from where we are now. My dad liked cows, but worked off farm as a mechanic for a few years before he began farming with his dad and brother. Because both brothers had kids who wanted to farm, they bought a second farm close by where my parents started up. I studied agriculture at a school in the U.S. and worked for a short time at a landscaping company before coming home to farm full-time at age 22. Working off farm made me realize that back home on the farm is where I belonged. My mom always said I got the Holstein influence from her dad. He lived to be 95 and always enjoyed coming to the farm to look at the cows and supporting us each year at the Hymers Fair. 2. What are your breeding goals? Basically, we breed for the Canadian type of cow. They don’t have to be tall, but a cow with dairy strength, sloped rump, great udder, and nice legs is the goal. I want to see dairy strength for them to be able to compete in the barn and last a long time. We try to breed for balance and production. I enjoy showing so we definitely try to use some of the showier bulls. If you’re going to do it, you may as well have some fun! Usually what the classifiers are looking for are the same things I’m looking for.

7. If you could improve one thing in your herd/operation, what would it be? I’d like to make our barn more comfortable for the cows by adding deepbedded sand-stalls. The slatted barn that was here when we bought the place is a well-built barn, but it’s better suited to younger cows. The 2-yr-olds and second calvers do well; the older cows don’t perform as well. To make it more cow-friendly, we’ve added rubber on the slats and straw on top of mats. Right now it’s not in the cards, but in the future, I’d love to build another barn and do deep-bedded sand and use the existing barn as a heifer barn. I’ve been to barns where the older cows walk around like 2-yr-olds. 8. If you could have ANY cow standing in your barn, who would it be and why? I’d have to say Apple. I saw her at World Dairy Expo a number of years ago and loved the cage and dairyness of her. The family she’s bred isn’t too shabby either! It seems like every year there’s someone from that family in the top of their class at the Royal. 9. What is one thing you would tell a young farmer that you wish you had been told? Take your time when going out to buy a foundation cow or heifer for your herd. Don’t get caught up in the pictures and sales. Find someone you can trust to buy from and go and look at the animal before buying. Buy what you want, not what someone wants to sell you. Sometimes it pays to buy something a little more expensive, if it’s from the family you want. Also, find someone who’s knowledgeable and ask them what they would look for in a cow if they were looking to buy.

3. What genetic tools are most important in your breeding program? Classification for sure is a big one. Getting the classifier in is always a highlight and another set of eyes helps out with “owneritis.” I usually look at the classification reports before deciding on a mating. We use DHI as well. We haven’t really used a lot of genomic testing but we’ll see in the future.

10. How do you use genomic information in your herd and what are your thoughts on the future of genomics? Genomics is a tool just like DHI and Classification are tools. We’ve used some genomic young sires, but you still need to verify the genomic numbers with actual numbers. I’m not sure where bull proofs are going to come from if more and more people stop DHI and classifying.

4. Describe the ultimate/ideal cow for your operation. A cow that calves as a 2-yr-old, scores well, milks well and has good components would be the ultimate cow in my mind. She is trouble-free, breeds back easily, calves every year and does it year after year. If we could have it all, I’d add a little bit of style as well.

11. Which traits do you find sell the best? Which trait do you value most? We haven’t sold anything recently, but trouble-free cows with good udders and feet and legs always sell well commercially.

13. Which bulls do you feel have had the most impact on your herd? Outside and Aeroline did well, then Dempsey, Windbrook, Fever and 5. What cow in your barn is currently the “Heart of the Herd”? Lauthority. Lately, the Doorman 2-yr-olds are nice and we like the Olivercrest Lauthority Fiesta would be the heart of our herd right now. Unix calves. She is the kind of cow we strive to breed. She’s a really good cow that scored VG-85 as a 2-yr-old, VG-87 as a second calver and EX-92 as a 14. What are the management practices in place on your farm that you feel third calver, our highest score to date. She’s thrown a couple good heifer contribute the most to the success of your operation? Why? calves and can put it in the tank, too. She’s one of those cows that you Having a good hoof trimmer, vet, and nutritionist really helps in the barn. never have to do anything with; she just goes about her business and A great mechanic (also known as my dad) has been key to maintaining equipment to get crops off in a timely fashion and make good forages. you can’t complain about that. She’s just a fun cow to have around. My mom, who was the driving force behind us buying another farm, is 6. What are you most proud of in your herd/operation? a great bookkeeper and calf registrar. We have a really good high school We enjoy working together as a family, with the kids (ages 8, 6 and student, Owen, whom I wouldn’t want to be without, and last but not 1.5) starting to help out a bit. The farm is a great place to work least, I couldn’t do it without my wife Jami, who puts up with the long together, to teach work ethic and try to continuously improve things. hours and fully supports the farm. We all try to do the things we can My kids are getting to the age that they can help on the farm and I control decently and leave the rest to the Creator. enjoy watching them.

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