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2017 Heart of the Herd Winner Ontario Holstein AGM Agenda 2017 All-Ontario Results Royal Review Jr. All-Ontario Shows in summary Show reports World Dairy Expo Q&A with Patty Jones Musthaven Holsteins: Finding the Balance Breeder Feature: The Mustard Family

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Prescott County Holstein Club Turns 75 52 District Tour Maps Western Ontario (Perth) 56 West-Central Ontario (Niagara) 60 East-Central Ontario (Hastings) 63 Eastern Ontario (Renfrew) 65 TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic 70 European Young Breeder’s School 78 Youth Feature 79 Olivia Howard

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Ontario Dairy Youth Winners Visit Madison 80

in every issue Editor’s & GM’s Notes Linked In New Herd Enrollment

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Pursuit of Excellence Best of the Breed Superior Production Sale Highlights Holstein Happenings Index of Advertisers In Black and White

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Hawk Haven Holsteins

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official publication of The Ontario Holstein Branch

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, Debra Buchanan AD DESIGN Jessica Willison, Laura Donkers, Leanna Lowry, Rebecca Abrams GENERAL MANAGER, Merina Johnston merinajohnston@ontario.holstein.ca (613) 360-0641 SECRETARY, Mary Poirier branch@ontario.holstein.ca CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Ava Doner, Vanessa Crowley CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Adrian Vander Wielen, Angela Howard, Ava Doner, BarnGirls Photography, Dominique Savary, Cowsmopolitan, The Bullvine, Kelly Karges, Lauren Eby Photography WESTERN ONTARIO REP, Angela Howard almbrown@execulink.com (519) 535-7769 EAST-CENTRAL ONTARIO REP, Adrian Vander Wielen adrianvw@cogeco.ca (705) 927-3701 EASTERN ONTARIO REP, Vacant 2017/2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT, Sandy O’Hara PAST PRESIDENT, Hank Hazeleger VICE PRESIDENT, Dave Johnston NATIONAL DIRECTOR, Dennis Werry ADDITIONAL BOARD MEMBERS Brad Lowry, 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: from l to r: Grant, Craig and Chris Mustard pose for a shot in their renovated free-stall robot barn in Uxbridge, Ont. The family has been farming there since 1853 - read their full story on page 42. PHOTO BY ANDREA EMOND.

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Reduce the post weaning slump.

RESEARCH TRIAL A farm trial was recently completed with 40 calves housed in group pens and fed BioForce® 1600

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editor’s note

Q&A

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR 2018? Professionally, I’d like to continue developing The Link. Personally, I’d like to enjoy more time with my family and friends. It’s a tough balance, and as many working moms can relate, it’s sometimes difficult to feel you’re doing a good job at either! WHAT ACCOMPLISHMENT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF IN 2017? I’m pleased we’ve been able to attract a handful of new advertisers and maintain relationships with several longstanding ones. We’ve had many on board from the very start and could not be more grateful. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU’RE THANKFUL FOR? My awesome colleagues! My picture is at the front of each issue, but it really is a team effort! WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS YEAR? We plan to embark on some long-overdue renovations at home, so that should be fun! We’re also planning a trip with the kids this spring to visit their Oma and Opa in Holland. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF THIS ISSUE? There are several…our Heart of the Herd Winner (check her out on page 9), my Q&A with Patty Jones (always a privilege to talk to her) and my interview with the Mustard family (it’s sometimes hard to believe I get paid to write about such interesting people!)

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WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR 2018? We’ve built tremendous momentum in 2017, with changes happening that allow us to be more effective in the field and efficient with our members’ resources. My goal for 2018 is to build on that momentum, become more relevant to our membership and create more consistency in tackling this changing industry. WHAT ACCOMPLISHMENT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF IN 2017? The office move into our own unique space at Holstein Canada was a huge step in the right direction, and tackling the move, with the changes and added work that went along with it, was a large undertaking for my first six months on the job. We came together as a team and ensured we could still assist and serve our membership, while taking on an exciting and motivating project! I’m proud of the whole team in coming together! WHAT’S ONE THING YOU’RE THANKFUL FOR? Our membership – at the end of the day, we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for their trust in us. WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS YEAR? Having one year under my belt! This is such a dynamic organization, and I learn so much about Holstein Ontario and our membership every day on the job. With such a changing industry, being able to fully and completely understand Holstein Ontario’s impact on our membership is incredibly important in helping to drive us forward. FAVOURITE PART OF THIS ISSUE? Our youth feature is always one of my favourite parts of any issue, and Olivia Howard from Renfrew is no exception in this one. Its amazing to read of the accomplishments, passion, and drive of youth in this industry, and I feel confident in our future when I read their stories.

Merina Johnston, General Manager merinajohnston@ontario.holstein.ca • 613-360-0641

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LINKED IN IS YOUR PAGE – IT WAS CREATED FOR YOU TO SHARE YOUR FARM UPDATES, FAMILY MILESTONES, FUNNY STORIES, UNIQUE PHOTOS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN WITH THE OVER 4,000 ONTARIO BREEDERS WHO READ THE LINK! WRITE US TODAY... WE’LL MAKE SURE YOU STAY “LINKED IN!”

Holstein Breeding at its finest Unique Dempsey Cheers classified as VG-89-2YR in November, making her the first cow in Canada to achieve this maximum score in her 1st lactation in over two years! Cheers was bred by Unique Holsteins of Mount Forest, Ont., and was owned by Blondin & Partners when she achieved the score. A few days later, Florbil Doorman Lilly, bred by Florbil Farms of Mildmay, also achieved this designation (see her full details in our Royal Recap). Only 90 cows in Holstein history have reached this milestone. PHOTOS SUBMITTED. Unique Dempsey Cheers VG-89-2YR

Welcome to our New Home! Perth

We are officially moved into our new quarters at Holstein Canada and we could not be happier – we LOVE the new office! If you haven’t already gotten the grand tour, come visit us soon!

ProBus Tour

Niagara

Congratulations Spirit of 4-H Winners! Congratulations to these Spirit of 4-H winners, who were presented with an Ontario Holstein leather portfolio recently. Perth: Western Field Rep Angela Howard presents a portfolio to Derrick Knill. Niagara: Ontario Holstein Branch GM Merina Johnston presents portfolios to Dean Oudman and Fionna Wiley. The award, sponsored by the Ontario Holstein Branch, is designed to recognize the contributions of a 4-H Member in each county. PHOTOS SUBMITTED.

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In October, members of Orillia’s Lake Country ProBus group visited two local dairy farms – Wrico Holsteins (Robert & Roberta Wright) in Midhurst, and Aptohaven Farm (Peter and Michelle Kapteyn) in Phelpston. The visit, facilitated by East-Central Field Rep Adrian Vander Wielen, provided members a first-hand look at how a working dairy farm operates. Many thanks to the host farms! PHOTO SUBMITTED.

A White Christmas On December 16, members of the Kitchener Market 4-H Club gathered to host Breakfast with Santa. The popular event, which served as their achievement day, was held at the Kitchener Market and saw 100 people fed. PHOTO BY JOHN DRUMMOND.

Christmas came early at Deaksview Farms Ltd. of Grand Valley, Ont., when Deaksview Snowy Mookie was born last August. As some have joked, this beautiful snowy-white heifer would have been a dream to draw up on the registration papers before the days of digital cameras! PHOTO BY DAYNE DEAKEN.

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36th Ontario Holstein Branch Annual Meeting

Perth County Welcomes You! February 27 & 28, 2018 The Festival Inn, Stratford 1144 Ontario St, Stratford, ON N5A 6W1 - (519) 273-1150 Group Rate of $104.00 - Group ID: Holstein AGM

Special Events

Meeting Day

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

10 am – 3 pm Open House Farm Visits Tour some of the finest dairy farms

Perth County has to offer. * See map on page 56 for details.

Return to The Festival Inn for our first ever

Evening of Excellence

6:00 pm

Wine & Cheese Social

7:00 pm

All-Ontario Presentations

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8:30 – 10 am

Breakfast available in hotel restaurant

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Annual Meeting

12:00 pm

Lunch

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1:00 pm

GayLea Production Awards

2:00 pm 7:45 pm

Dinner * tickets available for purchase via eventbrite

8:15 pm

Master Breeder Awards

10:00 pm

Fun Auction

• Minutes • Branch and National Reports • Resolutions • Heart of the Herd Winner • Ontario Dairy Women’s Award

Youth Activity Update

 Part of proceeds to support the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund. Full auction details will be available on the Branch’s website.

Dinner tickets can be purchased for $35 at: www.eventbrite.ca/o/ontario-holstein-15883391867 For more information, contact Ontario Holstein:

20 Corporate Place, Brantford, ON N3T 5R4 • 519-653-6180 branch@ontario.holstein.ca • www.ontario.holstein.ca

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Ontario Holstein Branch Interim GM, Adrian Vander Wielen (r) and Ontario Holstein Board President, Sandy O’Hara (2nd from l) present gifts of appreciation to Hank and Nancy-Lee Hazeleger at last year’s AGM. Hank served as President of the Board in 2016/2017. PHOTO BY ANDREA EMOND.

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Your Ontario Holstein Branch

...working for you

20 Corporate Place, Brantford, ON N3T 5R4 • 519-653-6180 • branch@ontario.holstein

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

OUR MISSION: To assist and grow the membership of the Ontario Holstein Branch through youth activities, education, breed promotion and act as an advocate for the dairy industry.

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

✔ Junior All-Ontario Show Program

Member Recognition

Field Representatives – Your Liaison at the Branch, Club and Individual Level! What does a Field Rep do?

In need of assistance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more details, visit our website at www.ontario.holstein.ca/aboutus/field or contact the Branch.

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Kirklea Jacoby Bubblegum Rysonacres Solomon Nickolette Abbedale Azalea Century Star Doorman Vienna Hodglynn Solomom Abigail Riverdown Atwood Jiggarrific

Fleury Douglas Lisaly Glennholme Mario Merciless Sahara Beemer Riot Ronbeth Solomon Sunset Riverdown Doorman Abrooklyn Ms Maple-Downs A S Gwen-Et

Bonnie Brae Ape Quinn Kingsway Doorman Rowdy Kakouna Doorman Courage Ronbeth Doorman Sultana Oakfield Byway Taxi-Et Hatee Jacoby Paris

Boisblanc Doorman Sensation Maple-Downs Hypnotic Ali-Et Jeanlu Cinderdoor Bamba Lilyking Ahead By A Century Winright V Doorman Behati Claircrest Meridian Annabell

Kingsway Soloman Gorgeous Faraway Doorman Missy Vertdor Jacoby Altitude Kentville Lumineer Rosabel Aleah Dark Knight Mapel Wood Doorman Barbara

102 78 48 19 19 18

JM Valley Doorman Lexie Unique Golden Ring Aleah Millen Naughty Talk Harmony View Elisha Mount Elm Fingers Crossed Fraeland Doorman Bonnie

Junior Yearling

108 72 41 36 23 12

Summer Yearling

88 79 49 43 21 17

Senior Calf

108 54 49 40 21 20

Intermediate Calf

108 66 49 32 21 20

Junior Calf

108 72 47 28 18 17

Summer Calf

Florbil Doorman Lilly MS Smith-Oak PW D Maggie-ET Kay-Ben-I Cg Cheezie Jacrest Doorman Livewire Vogue Kingboy Moonstruck Cherry Crest Doorman Uranium

108 72 47 35 19 7 7

Embrdale Exquisite Lauthority Valleyville Goldwyn Bissy Vale-O-Skene Goldwyn Karmilla Duckett-Harvue Gd France-Tw Kingsway Goldwyn Lip Balm Crovalley Reginald Arianna Trent Valley Goldchip Abra 6

Kawartha Armani Memory Hendercroft Atwood Harmony Beckholm Dreams Jojo Maplekay O K Eileen Sunspark Reginald Applesauce Carldot Snowy Lana

Senior 2-Year-Old

102 75 48 30 28 11

Junior 2-Year-Old

108 68 48 39 16 13

Ronbeth Kingsway Crovalley Lilyking Claircrest Vogue

Milking Yearling

93 87 35 32 31 11 Loyalyn Duplex Vanessa Kingsway Windbrook Jazz Wayholme Reginald Petunia Adieu Lauthority Typhoon MS Dana Epic Dot-ET Upper Canada Atwood Delight

Kingsway Sanchez Armadillo Mount Kolb Sanchez Scarlett Marfloacres Damion Lulu

108 72 48

Knonaudale Jasmine Doanlea Amazing Flana Crovalley Terrason Moonbeam

Longtime Production Cow

108 70 50

Hendercroft Fever Bazooka Bosdale Gold Luster Keylas Sid Roxanna Milksource Goldwyn Jenay-ET Windcroft Goldchip Indigo Bellwin Windbrook Rufis

Mature Cow

93 83 40 37 31 16

5-Year-Old

108 66 51 35 24 16

4-Year-Old

Aleah Millen Naughty Surprise Mapel Wood Doorman Stella Kay-Ben-I Cg Cheezie Mount Elm Dempsey Aberdeen Crovalley Doorman Alcove Vogue Kingboy Moonstruck

Hicklee Brokaw Gypsy Joyacres Planner Lois Poelman Goldwyn Venom Migno Doorman Gigi Quality Doorman Flanso Willdina Sid Trix

Willows-Edge Atwod Faith-ET Webb View Butterballs Mccuchen Pierstein Atwood Gabigaelle Oakfield Gc Darby-ET Quality Doorman Flika Phoenix Armani MJ

Junior Breeder’s Herd

108 62 43 29 24 23

96 44 42 27 24 22

96 75 50 38 28 8

Junior 3-Year-Old

Senior 3-year-old

Ridge-Field Atlanta Rosedale Catch A Glimpse-Et Browntown Mario Marlo Mount Elm Doorman Crisscross Quality Solomon Lust Hendercroft Gold Chip Gooey

Kingsway Knonaudale Quality Hendercroft Ronbeth Crovalley

Royal Lynn Doorman Jub Jub Ronbeth Solomon Dream Lilyking Abbey Road Smithden Mccutchen Lainey Canhope Solomon Bility Donnaville Avalanche Miracle Faraway Doorman Missy Kentville Lumineer Rosabel Dillman Megawatt Pazzlie Cherry Crest Donaldson Trinal Alalanche Lacy Crovalley Golden Angel 105 50 48 45 36 9

Aleah Millen Naughty Talk Harmony View Elisha Mountain Ridge Tinkerbell Kingsway Doorman Anahiem Glennholme Doorman Reggae Vogue Lumineer Luster

Junior Yrling 4-H Calf

108 64 56 29 19 15

Summer Yrling 4-H Calf

85 74 46 44 20 13

Bonnie Brae Ape Quinn Lilyking Doorman Anais Kingsway Doorman Rowdy VC-Langelands Hpntc Sangria R Harvdale Meridian Cherish Farrow Chap La

Senior 4-H Calf

105 60 55 27 21 21

Riverdown Doorman Abrooklyn Farrow Shotgun Bentley Fishervale Science Magnolia P Kirklea Jacoby Jaguar Kingsway Sid Carhartt Walkhavern Doorman Zadie

Intermediate 4-H Calf

103 60 41 28 25 24

Junior 4-H Calf

105 71 48 39 24 13

Breeder’s Herd

Dillman Megawatt Pazzlie Mountain Ridge Tinkerbell Blondin Doorman Liberia Boisblanc Doorman Paradise

Mount Elm Rev Me Up Toutou VC-Langelands Hpntc Sangria R

Kawartha Armani Memory Bobmur TJW Colt P Nibbles

Please join us on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 to celebrate your achievements in conjunction with our AGM in Stratford, Ont. We look forward to seeing you!!

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CONGRATULATIONS!

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Red & White Senior Cow

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Vanderway Temnorth Defint Lynz Trinal Alalanche Lacy

Red & White Junior Cow

99 81

Red & White Yrling non-milking

108 72

Red & White Calf

91 82 51 40

Gracehaven RL Cinder Jubilee Ronbeth Solomon Dream Lellavan Solomon Dazzle Harvdale Meridian Cherish Donnaville Avalanche Miracle Royal Lynn Doorman Jailyn

Jr. All-Ont, Summer to Sr. Yrling

66 65 58 49 21 21

Jr. All-Ont, Jr. to Sr. Calf

Thank-you to our.. sponsors:

Senior Yearling, non-milking

87 82 52 40 23 16

Intermediate Yearling

Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s competition and thank you to our sponsors, Quality Seeds, Select Sires Genervations and Canadian Livestock Photography. A big thank you, as well, to our 18 capable judges who were as follows: Carl Phoenix, Bruce Mode, Mike Farlinger, Kyle Rivington, Cameron McGregor, Herb Henderson, Jeff Stephens, Nathan Thompson, Mike West, Glenn Barkey, Steve Fraser, John Werry, Curtis McNeil, Brian Carscadden, Scott Brethet, Stephanie Murphy, Adam Zehr and Doug Karn. Judging scores are listed below.

2017 ALL-ONTARIO HOLSTEIN COMPETITION RESULTS


FLEURY DOUGLAS LISALY Owner: Velthuis Farms Ltd

GLENNHOLME MARIO MERCILESS Owners: Glennholme Holsteins; Kingsway Farms

Reserve Junior Calf

RYSONACRES SOLOMON NICKOLETTE Owner: Terry Henderson

KIRKLEA JACOBY BUBBLEGUM Owners: Robert D. Macdonald; Bethany Macdonald; Rob Heffernan; Elmer Weeks; Frank & Diane Borba

All-Ontario Junior Calf

Reserve Summer Calf

All-Ontario Summer Calf

2017 ALL-ONTARIO HOLSTEIN COMPETITION RESULTS

Owners: Dalton J. Faris; Clarkvalley Holsteins; Peter Leach

MS MAPLE-DOWNS A S GWEN-ET

Owner: Riverdown Holsteins

RIVERDOWN DOORMAN ABROOKLYN

Nominees

Owner: Ronbeth Holsteins

RONBETH SOLOMON SUNSET

Owners: Patience Holsteins Ltd; Silvercap Holsteins; Vogue Cattle Co.

SAHARA BEEMER RIOT

Honourable Mention

Owner: Riverdown Holsteins

RIVERDOWN ATWOOD JIGGARRIFIC

Owners: Hodglynn Holsteins; Jim Phoenix; Keaton Phoenix

HODGLYNN SOLOMOM ABIGAIL

Owner: Century Star Holsteins

CENTURY STAR DOORMAN VIENNA

Nominees

Owners: Lilyking Farm; Trekili Holsteins

ABBEDALE AZALEA

Honourable Mention


Reserve Intermediate Calf

KINGSWAY DOORMAN ROWDY Owner: Camflat Holsteins

Reserve Senior Calf

MAPLE-DOWNS HYPNOTIC ALI-ET Owners: Silvercap Holsteins; Vogue Cattle Co.

All-Ontario Intermediate Calf

BONNIE BRAE APE QUINN Owner: Bruce & Susan Mode

All-Ontario Senior Calf

BOISBLANC DOORMAN SENSATION Owners: Clarkvalley Holsteins; Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms; Peter Leach

Owner: Clair E. Petherick

CLAIRCREST MERIDIAN ANNABELL

Owner: Brian Joseph Enright

WINRIGHT V DOORMAN BEHATI

Nominees

Owners: Bonnechere Holsteins; Lilyking Farm; Trekili Holsteins

LILYKING AHEAD BY A CENTURY

Owners: Kingsway Farms; Millen Farms

JEANLU CINDERDOOR BAMBA

Honourable Mention

Owners: Aleah Farms Ltd; Millen Farms

HATEE JACOBY PARIS

Owners: Silvercap Holsteins; Vogue Cattle Co.

OAKFIELD BYWAY TAXI-ET

Nominees

Owners: Clarkvalley Holsteins; Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms; Peter Leach

RONBETH DOORMAN SULTANA

Owners: Clarkvalley Holsteins; Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms; Peter Leach

KAKOUNA DOORMAN COURAGE

Honourable Mention


Reserve Summer Yearling

FARAWAY DOORMAN MISSY Owners: Clarkvalley Holsteins; Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms; Peter Leach

Reserve Junior Yearling

UNIQUE GOLDEN RING Owners: Clarkvalley Holsteins; Dalton J. Faris; Peter Leach

All-Ontario Summer Yearling

KINGSWAY SOLOMAN GORGEOUS Owners: Kingsway Farms; Straitside Holsteins

All-Ontario Junior Yearling

JM VALLEY DOORMAN LEXIE Owners: Patience Holsteins Ltd; Silvercap Holsteins; Vogue Cattle Co.

2017 ALL-ONTARIO HOLSTEIN COMPETITION RESULTS

Owners: Fraeland Farms; Jeff Stephens

FRAELAND DOORMAN BONNIE

Owner: Neil & Bryan Anderson

MOUNT ELM FINGERS CROSSED

Owners: Breeze Hill Holsteins; Harmony View Farms; Riverdown Holsteins

HARMONY VIEW ELISHA

Nominees

Owner: Kevin Shier

ALEAH MILLEN NAUGHTY TALK

Honourable Mention

Owners: Mapel Wood Farms; Silvercap Holsteins; Vogue Cattle Co.

MAPEL WOOD DOORMAN BARBARA

Owner: Aleah Farms Ltd.

ALEAH DARK KNIGHT

Nominees

Owners: Frank Meisner; Killcroft Holsteins

KENTVILLE LUMINEER ROSABEL

Owner: Velthuis Farms Ltd.

VERTDOR JACOBY ALTITUDE

Honourable Mention


ROSEDALE CATCH A GLIMPSE-ET Owners: Mt. Elgin Farms; Clarkvalley Holsteins; Peter Leach

Reserve Senior Yearling

MAPEL WOOD DOORMAN STELLA Owner: Mapel Wood Farms

RIDGE-FIELD ATLANTA Owners: Joel Phoenix; Werrhurst Holsteins; Glamourview Holstein

All-Ontario Senior Yearling

ALEAH MILLEN NAUGHTY SURPRISE Owners: Aleah Farms Ltd; Matthew & Tyler Yates; Millen Farms

All-Ontario Intermediate Yearling Reserve Intermediate Yearling

Owners: Blackrock Livestock Company; Silvercap Holsteins; Vogue Cattle Co.; Yvon Chabot

VOGUE KINGBOY MOONSTRUCK

Owner: Crovalley Holsteins

CROVALLEY DOORMAN ALCOVE

Owners: Vogue Cattle Co; Silvercap Holsteins; Patience Holsteins Ltd; Mapel Wood Farms

MOUNT ELM DEMPSEY ABERDEEN

Nominees

Owner: Velthuis Farms Ltd

KAY-BEN-I CG CHEEZIE

Honourable Mention

Owner: Herbert Henderson

HENDERCROFT GOLD CHIP GOOEY

Owners: Quality Holsteins; Beckridge Holsteins; Oscar Dupasquier; Agriber Societa Agricola Srl

QUALITY SOLOMON LUST

Nominees

Owner: Neil & Bryan Anderson

MOUNT ELM DOORMAN CRISSCROSS

Owners: Kenny Mcrae; Lookout & Gerald Halbach

BROWNTOWN MARIO MARLO

Honourable Mention


RONBETH DOORMAN SULTANA

Nominees: VOGUE CATTLE CO.

KINGSWAY DOORMAN ANAHEIM

Honourable Mention: CLAIRCREST HOLSTEINS, CROVALLEY HOLSTEINS, LILYKING FARM

KINGSWAY SOLOMAN GORGEOUS

Reserve Jr. Breeder’s Herd: Kingsway Farms

RONBETH SOLOMON DREAM

All-Ontario Jr. Breeder's Herd: Ronbeth Holsteins

2017 ALL-ONTARIO HOLSTEIN COMPETITION RESULTS

KINGSWAY DOORMAN ROWDY

RONBETH SOLOMON SUNSET


Reserve Milking Yearling

MS SMITH-OAK PW D MAGGIE-ET Owners: Clarkvalley Holsteins; Eaton Holsteins

Reserve Junior 2-Yr-Old

HENDERCROFT ATWOOD HARMONY Owner: Herbert Henderson

All-Ontario Milking Yearling

FLORBIL DOORMAN LILLY Owners: Florbil Farms Ltd; Beckridge Holsteins; Oscar Dupasquier; Quality Holsteins; Agriber Societa Agricola Srl

All-Ontario Junior 2-Yr-Old

KAWARTHA ARMANI MEMORY Owners: Riverdown Holsteins; Ferme Blondin; Ferme Villyvon

Owners: Andrew Den Haan; Lester & Shirley Gingrich

CARLDOT SNOWY LANA

Owners: Calaway Holsteins; J-Star Holsteins; Markridge Holsteins

SUNSPARK REGINALD APPLESAUCE

Nominees

Owner: Beckholm Holsteins

BECKHOLM DREAMS JOJO

Owner: Maplekay Farms Limited

MAPLEKAY O K EILEEN

Honourable Mention

Owners: Cherry Crest Holsteins; Crackholm Holsteins; Lookout Holsteins

CHERRY CREST DOORMAN URANIUM

Owners: Blackrock Livestock Company; Silvercap Holsteins; Vogue Cattle Co.; Yvon Chabot

VOGUE KINGBOY MOONSTRUCK

Nominees

Owners: Quality Holsteins; Ferme Agribert S.e.n.c

JACREST DOORMAN LIVEWIRE

Owner: Velthuis Farms Ltd.

KAY-BEN-I CG CHEEZIE

Honourable Mention


Reserve Senior 2-Yr-Old

VALLEYVILLE GOLDWYN BISSY Owners: Quality Holsteins; Agriber Societa Agricola Srl; Marcello Ladina

Reserve Junior 3-Yr-Old

WEBB VIEW BUTTERBALLS MCCUCHEN Owners: Kingsway Farms; Hodglynn Holsteins

All-Ontario Senior 2-Yr-Old

EMBRDALE EXQUISITE LAUTHORITY Owner: Embrdale Farm

All-Ontario Junior 3-Yr-Old

WILLOWS-EDGE ATWOD FAITH-ET Owner: Velthuis Farms Ltd

2017 ALL-ONTARIO HOLSTEIN COMPETITION RESULTS

Owners: Barclay Phoenix; Keaton Phoenix

PHOENIX ARMANI MJ

Owner: Quality Holsteins

QUALITY DOORMAN FLIKA

Nominees

Owners: Joel Phoenix; Trent Valley Holsteins; T & L Cattle Ltd

OAKFIELD GC DARBY-ET

Owners: Gary Troup; Matias Holsteins; Vale-O-Skene Holsteins

PIERSTEIN ATWOOD GABIGAELLE

Honourable Mention

Owners: Bonnechere Holsteins; Lilyking Farm; Trekili Holsteins

TRENT VALLEY GOLDCHIP ABRA 6

Owner: Crovalley Holsteins

CROVALLEY REGINALD ARIANNA

Owners: Joel Phoenix; Glamourview

KINGSWAY GOLDWYN LIP BALM

Nominees

Owners: Andrew Den Haan; Echo Glen Farm

DUCKETT-HARVUE GD FRANCE-TW

Owners: Hodglynn Holsteins; Jim Phoenix; Ferme Blondin

VALE-O-SKENE GOLDWYN KARMILLA

Honourable Mention


Reserve Senior 3-Yr-Old

JOYACRES PLANNER LOIS Owner: Royal Lynn Holsteins

Reserve 4-Yr-Old

KINGSWAY WINDBROOK JAZZ Owner: Kingsway Farms

All-Ontario Senior 3-Yr-Old

HICKLEE BROKAW GYPSY Owner: Quality Holsteins

All-Ontario 4-Yr-Old

LOYALYN DUPLEX VANESSA Owners: Clarkvalley Holsteins, JM Valley Holstein and Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms

Owner: Kingsway Farms

UPPER CANADA ATWOOD DELIGHT

Owners: Breeze Hill Holsteins and Raymond J. Smygwaty

MS DANA EPIC DOT-ET

Nominees

Owners: David Wideman and Marthaven Holsteins

ADIEU LAUTHORITY TYPHOON

Owners: Glenbert Holsteins and Marthaven Holsteins

WAYHOLME REGINALD PETUNIA

Honourable Mention

Owners: Jim Phoenix, Joel Phoenix and Ronnie & Ashleigh Maitland

WILLDINA SID TRIX

Owner: Quality Holsteins

QUALITY DOORMAN FLANSO

Owner: Dalton J. Faris

MIGNO DOORMAN GIGI

Nominees

Owner: Beckholm Holsteins

POELMAN GOLDWYN VENOM

Honourable Mention


BOSDALE GOLD LUSTER Owners: Quality Holsteins, Beckridge Holsteins, Oscar Dupasquier and Agriber

Reserve Mature Cow

MOUNT KOLB SANCHEZ SCARLETT Owner: Cedarpatch Holsteins

HENDERCROFT FEVER BAZOOKA Owner: Herbert Henderson

All-Ontario Mature Cow

KINGSWAY SANCHEZ ARMADILLO Owner: Kingsway Farms

Societa Agricola Srl

Reserve 5-Yr-Old

All-Ontario 5-Yr-Old

2017 ALL-ONTARIO HOLSTEIN COMPETITION RESULTS

Owner: Quality Holsteins

MARFLOACRES DAMION LULU

Honourable Mention

Owner: Quality Holsteins

BELLWIN WINDBROOK RUFIS

Nominees

Owners: Cory Dickson, Eaton Holsteins and Jamie & Petra Black

WINDCROFT GOLDCHIP INDIGO

Owner: Royal Lynn Holsteins

MILKSOURCE GOLDWYN JENAY-ET

Owners: Quality Holsteins, Beckridge Holsteins and Agriber Societa Agricola Srl

KEYLAS SID ROXANNA

Honourable Mention


DOANLEA AMAZING FLANA Owner: Donald I. Doan

Reserve Junior 4-H Calf

FARROW SHOTGUN BENTLEY Exhibited by: Ty Finley; Owner: Far-Row Holsteins

KNONAUDALE JASMINE Owner: Kingsway Farms

All-Ontario Junior 4-H Calf

RIVERDOWN DOORMAN ABROOKLYN Exhibited by Lesa Vanbokhorst; Owner: Riverdown Holsteins

All-Ontario Longtime Production Cow Reserve Longtime Production Cow

Exhibited by: Leah Ford Owner: Walkhavern Farms Ltd.

WALKHAVERN DOORMAN ZADIE

Exhibited by: Meaghan Herrington Owners: Herrington Bros. & Sons Farms Ltd. and Meaghan Herrington

KINGSWAY SID CARHARTT

Exhibited by: Brenna MacDonald Owner: Robert D. MacDonald

KIRKLEA JACOBY JAGUAR

Nominees

Exhibited by: Serena Lamont Owners: Fishervale Acres Ltd., Lamondeen Farm & Binalee Holsteins

FISHERVALE SCIENCE MAGNOLIA P

Honourable Mention

Owner: Crovalley Holsteins

CROVALLEY TERRASON MOONBEAM

Honourable Mention


Reserve Int. 4-H Calf

LILYKING DOORMAN ANAIS Exhibited by Rachel Clow; Owner: Bonnechere Holsteins, Trekili Holsteins & Lilyking Farm

Reserve Senior 4-H Calf

RONBETH SOLOMON DREAM Exhibited by: Collin Allardyce; Owner: Allarway Holsteins, Sunny Terrace Holsteins

All-Ontario Int. 4-H Calf

BONNIE BRAE APE QUINN Exhibited by: Tucker Smith;Owner: Bruce & Susan Mode

All-Ontario Senior 4-H Calf

ROYAL LYNN DOORMAN JUB JUB Exhibited by: Loretta Bird;Owner: Royal Lynn Holsteins

2017 ALL-ONTARIO HOLSTEIN COMPETITION RESULTS

Exhibited by: Sheldon Shane; Owner: Donnaville Holsteins, North Star Holsteins

DONNAVILLE AVALANCHE MIRACLE

Exhibited by: Tyler Canning; Owner: Ron Canning

CANHOPE SOLOMON BILITY

Nominees

Exhibited by: Shinanne Hutton-Walker; Owner: Silvercap Holsteins & Vogue Cattle Co.

SMITHDEN MCCUTCHEN LAINEY

Exhibited by: Callum Karn; Owners: Calaway, J-Star & Killcroft

LILYKING ABBEY ROAD

Honourable Mention

Exhibited by: Cally Finley; Owner: Far-Row Holsteins

FARROW CHAP LA

Exhibited by: Ashley Harvey; Owner: Ashley Harvey

HARVDALE MERIDIAN CHERISH

Exhibited by: Emma Finch; Owner: Langelands Farms

VC-LANGELANDS HPNTC SANGRIA R

Nominees

Exhibited by: Kyle Campsall; Owner: Kingsway Farms & Camflat Holsteins

KINGSWAY DOORMAN ROWDY

Honourable Mention


Reserve Summer Yrling 4-H Calf

KENTVILLE LUMINEER ROSABEL Exhibited by: Trent Jones; Owner: Frank Meisner, Killcroft Holsteins

Reserve Junior Yrling 4-H Calf

HARMONY VIEW ELISHA Exhibited by: Justin Velthuis; Owner: Harmony View, Breeze Hill, Riverdown

All-Ontario Summer Yrling 4-H Calf

FARAWAY DOORMAN MISSY Exhibited by: Peter Leach; Owners: Clarkvalley, Peter Leach and Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms

All-Ontario Junior Yrling 4-H Calf

ALEAH MILLEN NAUGHTY TALK Exhibited by: Kevin Shier; Owner: Kevin Shier

Exhibited by: Connor French Owner: Lyndon Stewart & Associates Inc.

VOGUE LUMINEER LUSTER

Nominees

Exhibited by: Matt Forestell; Owners: Kingsway Farms, William A. Barnum, Michael Barnum

KINGSWAY DOORMAN ANAHIEM

Exhibited by: Emma Farlinger; Owners: Glennholme Holsteins, Signature Holsteins, Todd Edwards and Emma Farlinger

GLENNHOLME DOORMAN REGGAE

Exhibited by: Connor Halpenny; Owner: Connor Halpenny

MOUNTAIN RIDGE TINKERBELL

Honourable Mention

Exhibited by: Brendan Scheepers; Owners: Crovalley Holsteins, Bravin Holsteins

CROVALLEY GOLDEN ANGEL

Exhibited by: Joseph Kapteyn; Owner: Trinal Holsteins

TRINAL ALALANCHE LACY

Exhibited by: Isabella Poirier; Owner: Cherry Crest Holsteins

CHERRY CREST DONALDSON

Nominees

Exhibited by: David Leach; Owners: David Leach, Colin & Karen Leach

DILLMAN MEGAWATT PAZZLIE

Honourable Mention


RONBETH SOLOMON DREAM Owners: Allarway Holsteins and Sunny Terrace Holsteins

Owner: Royal Lynn Holsteins

ROYAL LYNN DOORMAN JAILYN

Owners: Donnaville Holsteins and North Star Holsteins

DONNAVILLE AVALANCHE MIRACLE

Nominees

Owner: Royal Lynn Holsteins

LELLAVAN SOLOMON DAZZLE

Owner: Ashley Harvey

HARVDALE MERIDIAN CHERISH

Honourable Mention

DILLMAN MEGAWATT PAZZLIE Owners: Colin & Karen Leach and David Leach

MOUNTAIN RIDGE TINKERBELL Owner: Connor Halpenny

Owner: Ryan Harvey

BLONDIN DOORMAN LIBERIA

Owners: Howard-Haven Holsteins and Howard-View Holsteins

BOISBLANC DOORMAN PARADISE

Honourable Mention

All-Ontario Jr. All-Ont. Summer to Sr. Yrling Reserve Jr. All-Ont. Summer to Sr. Yrling

GRACEHAVEN RL CINDER JUBILEE Owner: Royal Lynn Holsteins

All-Ontario Jr. All-Ont. Jr. to Sr. Calf Reserve Jr. All-Ont. Jr. to Sr. Calf

2017 ALL-ONTARIO HOLSTEIN COMPETITION RESULTS


VC-LANGELANDS HPNTC SANGRIA R Owner: Langelands Farms

Reserve Red & White Yrling

TRINAL ALALANCHE LACY Owner: Trinal Holsteins

MOUNT ELM REV ME UP TOUTOU Owner: Neil & Bryan Anderson

All-Ontario Red & White Yrling

VANDERWAY TEMNORTH DEFINT LYNZ Owners: Beckholm Holsteins and Justin Holeksa

Reserve Red & White Calf

All-Ontario Red & White Calf


VALMAR HEZTRY LANA Owner: C.J. Vanderlip and Sons

All-Ontario Red & White Senior Cow

KAWARTHA ARMANI MEMORY Owners: Riverdown Holsteins, Ferme Blondin and Ferme Villyvon

BOBMUR TJW COLT P NIBBLES Owner: Jordan Hawthorne

All-Ontario Red & White Jr. Cow Reserve Red & White Jr. Cow

2017 ALL-ONTARIO HOLSTEIN COMPETITION RESULTS


KINGSWAY AIRLIFT GOSLING

KNONAUDALE ORANGECRUSH

KNONAUDALE MUDPIE

KINGSWAY WINDBROOK JAZZ

Honourable Mention: QUALITY HOLSTEINS, HENDERCROFT HOLSTEINS Nominees: RONBETH HOLSTEINS, CROVALLEY HOLSTEINS

KNONAUDALE JASMINE

Reserve Breeder’s Herd: Knonaudale Farms Inc.

KINGSWAY SANCHEZ ARMADILLO

All-Ontario Breeder's Herd: Ronbeth Holsteins


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RESERVE ALL-ONTARIO 4-H JR. YRLG & NOMINATED ALL-ONTARIO JR. YRLG

ALL-ONTARIO 4-H JUNIOR CALF & NOMINATED ALL-ONTARIO JUNIOR CALF

NOMINATED ALL-ONTARIO SUMMER CALF

* 1 Jr. Yearling at Carleton-Russell

* 1 Jr. Calf, Honourable Mention & Reserve 4-H at EO Invitational

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TIED FOR #1 RED CONFORMATION BULL IN THE WORLD AT +19 DGV. UNSTOPABULL’S Dam is an EX-91(EX-94 MS) Red factor APPLE JACK from the ROZ Family.

AVAILABLE FROM BLONDIN SIRES CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR EIGHT 4-H MEMBERS ON A GREAT YEAR! Justin, Lesa, Megan Morrison and Logan Merrett (Grand & Reserve at EastGen Showcase with Riverdown Jacoby Jiggaboo & Jiggadoo), Cassidy Reaney (7th at the TD Classic with Riverdown Atwood Jiggalu), Rachel Sills, Aubrey Moodie & Ashlyn Cooper. Also to our 6 Adorable Peewees: Grant, Ryland and Andie Moodie & Alexis, Harrison and Seth Nixon.

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MASTER BREEDER HERD

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2017 RESULTS Champions Parade

Junior Champions

Grand: CO-VALE DEMPSEY DINA 4270-ET Reserve: TK-PLAIN-VIEW RIPLEY Honourable Mention: IDEE WINDBROOK LYNZI

IT WAS A RECORD-BREAKING YEAR FOR THE NATIONAL BLACK & WHITE HOLSTEIN SHOW AT THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR! AN EXCEPTIONAL 380 HEAD OF CATTLE WERE SHOWN ON NOVEMBER 9 AND 10, AND AS EXPECTED, ONTARIO BREEDERS CAME OUT IN FULL FORCE!

ffInt. Champion: IDEE WINDBROOK LYNZI Reserve: JACOBS WINDBROOK AIMO Honourable Mention: TREFLE CHASSEP DOORMAN-ET Jr. Champion: KINGSWAY SOLOMAN GORGEOUS Reserve: JM VALLEY DOORMAN LEXIE Honourable Mention: RIDGE-FIELD ATLANTA ff

CLASS

1st ONTARIO (overall) * Best Bred & Owned

Summer Calf

LYSEM BEEMER BALI*

KIRKLEA JACOBY BUBBLEGUM (2)

Junior Calf

FLEURY DOUGLAS LISALY

FLEURY DOUGLAS LISALY (1)

Int. Calf

BONNIE BRAE APE QUINN*

BONNIE BRAE APE QUINN* (1)

Sr. Calf

MILKSOURCE GLDNDRM ASSET-ET

MAPLE-DOWNS HYPNOTIC ALI-ET (9)

Summer Yrlg

KINGSWAY SOLOMAN GORGEOUS*

KINGSWAY SOLOMAN GORGEOUS* (1)

Jr. Yrlg Int. Yrlg Milking Yrlg

Ferme Lysem S.E.N.C., HV Farm, Mathieu Chartrand & Kelly Hardy

Velthuis Farm Ltd.

Bruce & Susan Mode

Westcoast Holsteins

Kingsway Farms, Straitside Holsteins

JM VALLEY DOORMAN LEXIE

Patience Holsteins Ltd, Silvercap Holsteins, Vogue Cattle Co.

RIDGE-FIELD ATLANTA

Glamourview Holstein, Joel Phoenix, Werrhurst Holsteins

FLORBIL DOORMAN LILLY*

Bethany MacDonald, Robert D. MacDonald, Elmer Weeks, Frank & Diane Borba, Rob Heffernan

Velthuis Farm Ltd.

Vogue Cattle Co. & Silvercap

Kingsway Farms, Straitside Holsteins

JM VALLEY DOORMAN LEXIE (1)

Patience Holsteins Ltd, Silvercap Holsteins, Vogue Cattle Co.

RIDGE-FIELD ATLANTA (1)

Glamourview Holstein, Joel Phoenix, Werrhurst Holsteins

FLORBIL DOORMAN LILLY* (1)

Florbil Farms Ltd, Quality Holsteins, Agriber Societa Agricola Srl, Beckridge Holsteins, Oscar Dupasquier

Jr. 2-Yr-Old

ERBACRES SNAPPLE SHAKIRA-ET

KAWARTHA ARMANI MEMORY (3)

Sr. 2-Yr-Old

ARETHUSA DARYL SIENNA

EMBRDALE EXQUISITE LAUTHORITY * (2)

IDEE WINDBROOK LYNZI

WILLOWS-EDGE ATWOD FAITH-ET (4)

Sr. 3-Yr-Old

JACOBS WINDBROOK AIMO*

HICKLEE BROKAW GYPSY (3)

4-Yr-Old

CO-VALE DEMPSEY DINA 4270-ET

5-Yr-Old

TK-PLAIN-VIEW RIPLEY

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Milk Source LLC

Frank A. & Diane Borba, Jm Valley Holstein, Richard W. & Shannon Allyn, Stephane Gendreau

Ferme Jacobs Inc.

Milk Source LLC & Ransom Rail Farms Inc.

Ferme Blondin, Ferme Villyvon, Riverdown Holsteins

Velthuis Farms Ltd.

Quality Holsteins

LOYALYN DUPLEX VANESSA (7)

Clarkvalley Holsteins, JM Valley Holstein, Mt. Elgin Dairy Farms

BOSDALE GOLD LUSTER (4)

Agriber Societa Agricola SRL, Beckridge Holsteins, Oscar Dupasquier, Quality Holsteins

ROSIERS BLEXY GOLDWYN

KINGSWAY SANCHEZ ARMADILLO* (3)

JACOBS GOLDWYN LISAMAREE*

KNONAUDALE JASMINE (2)

Ferme Jacobs Inc.

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Embrdale Farm

Milk Source LLC

Budjon, Vail, Abbott, Van Excel & Woodmansee

Knonaudale Farms captured 3rd place Breeder’s Herd. Pictured from l to r: Knonaudale Jasmine, her daughter, Knonaudale Mudpie, and her granddaughter, Knonaudale Orangecrush. Nadia, daughter of Knonaudale’s Chris and Bobbi-Jo Uhr, is seen holding the tail of Orangecrush. Knonaudale Jasmine also won the Production Award from DHI, and was 2nd in the Lifetime production class. She is currently owned by Kingsway Farms. PHOTO BY COWSMOPOLITAN.

Bruce & Susan Mode

Florbil Farms Ltd, Quality Holsteins, Agriber Societa Agricola Srl, Beckridge Holsteins, Oscar Dupasquier

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Kingsway Farms

Kingsway Farms, Knonaudale Farms Inc.

Florbil Doorman Lilly was 1st Milking Yearling at this year’s Black & White Show. Less than a month later, she was classified VG-89 as a first-calver, placing her in an elite group of top-tier cows. Lilly was bred by Jeff & Dan Bross (Florbil Farms) of Mildmay, who own her jointly with Quality Holsteins, Beckridge Holsteins, Oscar Dupasquier and Agriber Societa Agricola Srl. PHOTO BY THE BULLVINE.

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This year’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair was lucky to see an awesome lineup of Judges from right here at home!

Stephanie Murphy TD CLASSIC SHOWMANSHIP

Brian Carscadden TD CLASSIC CONFIRMATION

Bruce Mode

RED & WHITE HOLSTEIN SHOW

Brent Walker

Junior & Breeder’s Herd Winners In the Junior Herd Class, Ontario breeders represented eight of the fifteen herds entered, achieving the following results: • • • •

Ronbeth Holsteins, Hastings (7th) Kingsway Farms, Hastings (8th) Crovalley Holsteins, Hastings (9th) Lilyking Farm, Elginburg (10th)

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Claircrest Holsteins, Campbellford (12th) Vogue Cattle Co., Brighton (13th) Royal Lynn Holsteins, Cayuga (14th) Riverdown Holsteins, Metcalfe (15th)

JERSEY SHOW

Scott Walker

ASSOCIATE FOR THE JERSEY SHOW

Congratulations to these fine Ontario breeders!

Ontario’s Best

Kingsway Farms, Hastings (2nd) Knonaudale Farms Inc., Crysler (3rd) Quality Holsteins, Vaughan (4th) Bosdale Farms Inc., Cambridge (5th) Hendercroft Holsteins, Ashton (7th)

ONTARIO’S PLACINGS

Glennholme Mario Merciless was 2nd place Junior Calf and Best Bred & Owned for Glennholme Holsteins of Carp, Ont. and Kingsway Farms of Hastings, Ont.

Florbil Doorman Lilly was 1st Milking Yearling and Best Bred & Hendercroft Atwood Harmony was 4th Junior 2-year-old and Best Owned for Florbil Farms Ltd., Quality Holsteins, Agriber Societa Bred & Owned for Herbert Henderson of Ashton, Ont. Agricola Srl, Beckridge Holsteins and Oscar Dupasquier.

Bonnie Brae Ape Quinn was 1st Intermediate Calf and Best Bred & Kingsway Soloman Gorgeous was 1st Summer Yearling and Best Owned for Bruce & Susan Mode of Vankleek Hill, Ont. Bred & Owned for Kingsway Farms of Hastings, Ont. and Straitside Holsteins of Nova Scotia.

Embrdale Exquisite Lauthority was 2nd Senior 2-year-old and Best Kingsway Sanchez Armadillo was 3rd Mature Cow and Best Bred & Bred & Owned for Embrdale Farm of Asphodel-Norwood, Ont. Owned for Kingsway Farms of Hastings, Ont.

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The Red and White Holstein Show

BRED & OWNED

The Ontario Holstein Branch was proud to sponsor the Best Bred & Owned Awards at this year’s Royal. Branch President Sandy O’Hara was on hand to present the awards.

In the Breeder’s Herd Class, Ontario breeders represented five of the seven herds entered, achieving the following results:

Junior Calf

FRISKLANE LIGHTENING DIZZIE

3rd

Junior Calf

MARKRIDGE DIAMONDBACK SARAH

7th

Int. Calf

MOUNT ELM REV ME UP TOUTOU

1st

Int. Calf

VC-LANGELANDS HPNTC SANGRIA R

4th

Sr. Calf

EARINCLIFFE STELBRO RANETA RED

6th

Summer Yrlg

TRINAL ALALANCHE LACY

4th

Jr. Yrlg

VANDERWAY TEMNORTH DEFINT LYNZ

3rd

Jr. 2-Yr-Old

KAWARTHA ARMANI MEMORY

3rd

3-Yr-Old

BOBMUR TJW COLT P NIBBLES

2nd

Sr. 3-Yr-Old

VALMAR HEZTRY LANA

5th

4-Yr-Old

VANDERWAY SNOWIN L RED

6th

Barclay Phoenix, Jay S. Robertson

Calaway Holsteins, J-Star Holsteins, Markridge Holsteins

Neil & Bryan Anderson

Langelands Farms

London Dairy Farms, Scott Brethet

Trinal Holsteins

Beckholm Holsteins, Justin Holeksa

Riverdown Holsteins, Ferme Blondin, Ferme Villyvon

Jordan Hawthorne

C.J. Vanderlip & Sons

Vale-O-Skene Holsteins

Mount Elm Rev Me Up TouTou was first Intermediate calf and Best Bred & Owned in the Red & White Show for owners Neil and Bryan Anderson of Vankleek Hill, Ont. On the halter is Julie Smith (Anderson). PHOTO BY THE BULLVINE.

Pictured third from left, Bobmur TJW Colt P Nibbles was 2nd 3-Year-old and Honourable Mention Best Bred & Owned of the show for Jordan Hawthorne of Listowel, Ont. On the halter is Greg McLean. PHOTO BY THE BULLVINE.

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Congratulations to those who participated and were successful at their respective shows in the Junior All-Ontario category. We were very pleased to see so many participants at not only the county shows, but the regional shows and the Royal Winter Fair! We were also very excited to hold our first ever Junior All-Ontario Show in Ilderton in August. Many thanks to everyone who had a part in making it successful!

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2017 Junior All-Ontario Program Show Placings COUNTY

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Brant-Wentworth BRUCE-GREY DUFFERINWELLINGTON DURHAM ELGIN

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CLASS

PLACING

Royal Lynn GH Sol Exquisite

Jr. Calf

1st

Royal Lynn Holsteins

Sunny Maple Doorman Puddles

Jr. Calf

2nd

Morningmist Holsteins

Gracehaven Rl Cinder Jubilee Bosdale Doorman W Brandi Lellavan Solomon Dazzle

Int. Calf Int. Calf Sr. Calf

1st 2nd 1st

Ronbeth Solomon Dream

Sr. Calf

2nd

Royal Lynn Holsteins Dean Oudmand Royal Lynn Holsteins Allarway Holsteins & Sunny Terrace Holsteins

Cerpolait Solomon Rolo

Summer Yrling

1st

Allarway Holsteins

Milksource Sid Jillian-ET Wedgwood Windbrook Brittany Legend-Maker Armani Emily Duckett Federal Taz-ET Kingsway Atwood Delisio Fraeland Cinderdoor Lustre

Jr. 2-Yr Jr. 2-Yr Sr. 2-Yr 4-Yr 4-Yr Int. Calf

1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 1st

Royal Lynn Holsteins Royal Lynn Holsteins Royal Lynn Holsteins Royal Lynn Holsteins Royal Lynn Holsteins Summerview Holsteins

Woodbridge Ashtons Amazing Harvdale Meridian Cherish Century Star Dempsey Blondin Doorman Liberia Dillman Megawatt Pazzlie

Sr. Calf Int. Calf Int. Calf Summer Yrling Summer Yrling

1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd

Blondin Doorman Adorable

Sr. Yrling

1st

Petitclerc Atwood Alexine Hazbro Doorman Liberty Beebrook Diamondback Buzz Lilyking Doorman Agatha

Jr. 3-Yr Jr. Yrling Sr. Calf Jr. Yrling

1st 1st 1st 1st

Summer Yrling

1st

Goldline Genetics Ashley Harvey Taylormade Ashley Harvey Colin, Karen & David Leach Fricosons Holsteins & Golddream Genetics Connor Sikma Evan D. Jenkins Beebrook Farms Randy Dixon Double M Holsteins, Roll the Dice Holsteins

Jr. Yrling

1st

Randy Dixon

Burnetthill Goldchip Payday

Jr. Calf

1st

Burnetthill Holsteins

Elmcroft Beemer Aylin

Int . Calf

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Burnetthill Holsteins

Mawacres O’ Kaliber Ladys Luck Lilyking Doorman Agatha

Dillman Megawatt Pazzlie

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Summer Yrling

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Colin, Karen & David Leach

Claircrest Sid Chris

Sr. Calf

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Laura Deklein

Tomalynn Beemer Megan

Summer Yrling

1st

Loralans Holsteins, Weswin Holsteins

Sunny Maple Bradnick Koal

Sr. Yrling

1st

Bruce A. Johnson

Loralans Windbrook Gena

Milking Sr. Yrling

1st

Cityview Braxton Lois

Sr. 3-Yr

1st

Marshville Control Meadow

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Jr. Calf

1st

Matthew Roszell

Jr. Calf Int. Calf Int. Yrling Jr. 2-Yr Sr. Calf Sr. Calf Jr. Yrling Int. Yrling

2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st

Emma Roszell Dean Oudman Emma Roszell Emma Roszell Calaway Holsteins & J-Star Calaway Holsteins & J-Star Calaway Holsteins & J-Star Calaway Holsteins & J-Star

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Maplevue Byway Drayton Maplevue Expander Bombshell Bobmur O’kaff Notorious Threezero Avalanche Thunder

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OWNER

Jr. Calf Jr. Calf Int. Calf Int. Calf

1st 2nd 1st & Grand 2nd

Maplevue Farms - Sam Johnston Maplevue Farms - Sam Johnston Cassdan Holsteins Maplevue Farms - Sam Johnston

Bobmur Airlift Pandora

Sr. Calf

1st & Reserve

Cassdan Holsteins

Glenbert Meridian Annette

Sr. Calf

2nd

Spencer Nelson

Libertydeboer Gforce Nancy

Summer Yrling

1st

Spencer Nelson

Quality Brady Finto

Summer Yrling

2nd

Spencer Nelson

Cranholme GD Pizza

Jr. Yrling

1st

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Maplevue Winbrook Bambi

Jr. Yrling

1st

Bobmur Bozeman Lexi

Sr. Yrling

1st & HM

Bonnie Brae Dundee Kobie

Int. Calf

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Ryan Harvey

Harvdale Meridian Cherish Century Star Dempsey Bianka

Int. Calf Int. Calf

2nd 3rd

Ashley Harvey Taylormade Holsteins

Blondin Doorman Liberia Sunny Maple Chelios Tara

Summer Yrling Sr. 2-Yr

1st 1st

Ryan Harvey Jay S Robertson

Gowrie Lugano Candycane

4-Yr

1st

Donald Robertson & Jay S Robertson

Rosevine Archrival Antillie Redlodge Windbrook Alessia

Junior calf December calf

1st 1st

Rosevine Denim Cinnamon

September calf

2nd

Goldfield Beemer Pumpkin Spice Pinehaven Rox Carissa Redlodge Goldwyn Willa Kirlea Solo’s Comet Kirlea Solomon Polkaroo Beebrook Diamondback Buzz Donnaville Avalanche Miracle Mountain Ridge Tinkerbell

September calf Jr. & Summer Yrling Mature Cow Jr. Calf Sr. Calf Sr. Calf Sr. Calf Jr. Yrling

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Rosevine/Goldfield Holsteins Fabienne Kagi Goldfield/Primrose Holsteins, Kelsey/Cassidy Smith Goldfield/Primrose Holsteins Rosevine Farms/Primrose Holsteins Pot of Gold Holsteins Kirlea Holsteins (Bethany MacDonald) Kirlea Holsteins (Bethany MacDonald) Beebrook Farms Donnaville, North Star, Sheldon Shane Connor Halpenny

Rockaberry Mogul Expierence Rideauside Livin Funky Prettyriver Doorman Delilah Sunny Maple Doorman Puddles

Int. Yrling Jr. 2-Yr Jr. Calf Jr. Calf

1st & HM 1st 1st 2nd

Lyndsay Dickson Kirlea Holsteins (Bethany MacDonald) Lewside Holsteins, Pretty River Holsteins Morningmist Holsteins

Royal Lynn Doorman Jailyn

Jr. Calf

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Gracehaven Rl Cinder Jubilee Harvdale Meridian Cherish Bonnie Brae Dundee Kobie Lellavan Solomon Dazzle Ronbeth Solomon Dream Lilyking Abbey Road Blondin Doorman Liberia Tomalynn Beemer Megan Cerpolait Solomon Rolo Sunny Maple Chelios Tara Legend-Maker Armani Emily Petitclerc Atwood Alexine Gowrie Lugano Candycane Royal Lynn Doorman Jailyn Royal Lynn GH Sol Exquisite Prettyriver Doorman Delilah Gracehaven RL Cinder Jubilee Harvdale Meridian Cherish Century Star Dempsey Bianka Bonnie Brae Dundee Kobie Donnaville Avalanche Miracle Lellavan Solomon Dazzle Royal Lynn Doorman Jub Jub Mountain Ridge Tinkerbell Dillman Megawatt Pazzlie Sunny Maple Chelios Tara Petitclerc Eric Atwood Alexine

Int. Calf Int. Calf Int. Calf Sr. Calf Sr. Calf Sr. Calf Summer Yrling Summer Yrling Summer Yrling Sr. 2-Yr Sr. 2-Yr Jr. 3-Yr 4-Yr Jr. Calf Jr. Calf Jr. Calf Int. Calf Int. Calf Int. Calf Int. Calf Sr. Calf Sr. Calf Sr. Calf Jr. Yrling Summer Yrling Sr. 2-Yr Jr. 3-Yr

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Royal Lynn Holsteins Ashley Harvey Ryan Harvey Royal Lynn Holsteins Allarway & Sunny Terrace Holsteins Calaway Holsteins, J-Star Holsteins Ryan Harvey Loralans Holsteins, Weswin Holsteins Allarway Holsteins Jay S Robertson Royal Lynn Holsteins Connor Sikma, Fricosons Holsteins Donald Robertson, Jay S Robertson Royal Lynn Holsteins Royal Lynn Holsteins Royal Lynn Holsteins Royal Lynn Holsteins Ashley Harvey Taylor Nelson Ryan Harvey Sheldon Shane Royal Lynn Holsteins Royal Lynn Holsteins Connor Halpenny David Leach Jay Robertson Connor Sikma

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October 18, 2017 • 215 head shown • Judged by Mike West, Guelph

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SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

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• Grand Champion was Knonaudale Jasmine (pictured above), owned by Kingsway Farms. Reserve was Embrdale Exquisite Lauthority, owned by Embrdale Farms. Honourable Mention of the show was Wayholme Reginald Petunia, owned by Glenbert Holsteins and Marthaven Holsteins. • Premier Breeder was Bosdale Farms Inc.; Premier Exhibitor was Quality Holsteins. • Breeder’s Herd went to Quality Holsteins; Jr. Breeder’s Herd was won by Ronbeth Holsteins.

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Summer Calf

Darwell Beemer Sadie

Les & Darlene Sharpe

Jr. Calf

Sahara Beemer Riot

Patience, Silvercap & Vogue

Int. Calf

Ronbeth Doorman Sultana

Clarkvalley, Peter Leach, Prospect, Wm Schilling

Sr. Calf

Beckholm Doorman Trish

Beckholm Holsteins

Summer Yrling

Faraway Doorman Missy

Clarkvalley, Peter Leach, Mt. Elgin

Jr. Yrling

Unique Golden Ring

Clarkvalley, Peter Leach, Dalton J. Farris

Int. Yrling

Mount Elm Doorman Crisscross

Neil & Bryan Anderson

Milking Sr. Yrling

Jacrest Doorman Livewire

Quality Holsteins

Jr. 2-Yr-Old

Maplekay O K Eileen

Maplekay Farms

Sr. 2-Yr-Old

Embrdale Exquisite Lauthority

Embrdale Farm

Jr. 3-Yr-Old

Oakfield GC Darby-ET

Trent Valley, Jason Mell, Joel Phoenix, Tom Degroot

Sr. 3-Yr-old

Poelman Goldwyn Venom

Beckholm Holsteins

4-Yr-old

Wayholme Reginald Petunia

Glenbert & Marthaven

5-Yr-old

Walkercrest Ladner Suzy

David J. Faragher, Leslie Dolson, Marthaven

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Earincliffe Stelbro Raneta-Red

R&W Fall Heifer

5th

Earincliffe & London Dairy Farms

Vanderway Temnorth Defint Lynz

R&W Spring Yrling

4th

Beckholm and Sanexa

Ms Stranshome Giorgi-Red-ET

R&W Milking Yrling

9th

Kingsway and Lake Prairie Holsteins

Kawartha Armani Memory

R&W Jr. 2-Yr

2nd

Riverdown, Ferme Blondin, R. Villeneuve

Legend-Maker Defi Gypsy

R&W Jr. 3-Yr

3rd

Duckett & Craigcrest

Ms Maple-Downs A S Gwen-ET

Spring Heifer

9th

Clarkvalley, Dalton J Faris, Peter Leach

Oakfield Byway Taxi-ET

Winter Heifer

3rd

Vogue Cattle Co. & Silvercap

Ronbeth Doorman Sultana

Winter Heifer

7th

Clarkvalley, Faris, Leach, Shillings & Doeberiener

Unique Golden Ring

Spring Yrling

2nd

Clarkvalley, Dalton J Faris, Peter Leach

Rosedale Catch A Glimpse-ET

Winter Yrling

1st & Jr. Champion

Clarkvalley Holsteins & Mt. Elgin Dairy

Browntown Mario Marlo

Winter Yrling

4th

Lookout, Gerald Halbach, Kenny McRae

Ridge-Field Atlanta

Winter Yrling

6th

Glamourview, Werrhurst Holsteins, Joel Phoenix

Aleah Millen Naughty Surprise

Fall Yrling

1st

Aleah Farms, Millen Farms, Matt & Tyler Yates

Mapel Wood Doorman Stella

Fall Yrling

5th

Mapel Wood

Ms Smith-Oak Pw D Maggie-ET

Milking Yrling

6th

Eaton Holsteins, Clarkvalley, Mt. Elgin

Howard-View Lamadonas Lace

Milking Yrling

7th

Howard-View Holsteins

R-M Atwood Brenda

Jr. 2-Yr

1st

Eaton Holsteins, Clark Valley, Faris

Vale-O-Skene Goldwyn Karmilla

Sr. 2-Yr

5th

Ferme Blondin, Adam Hodgins & Jim Phoenix

Antelimarck Daisy Doorman

Sr. 2-Yr

10th

Trent Valley & Jason Mell

Webb View Butterballs McCuchen

Jr. 3-Yr

4th

Hodglynn & Kingsway

Oakfield Gc Darby-ET

Jr. 3-Yr

9th

T&L Cattle, J Phoenix, Trent Valley, Jason Mell

Willdina Sid Trix

Sr. 3-Yr

9th

Ronnie & Ashleigh Maitland, Jim Phoenix, Joel Phoenix

Loyalyn Duplex Vanessa

4-Yr

7th

JM Valley, Mt Elgin Dairy & Clarkvalley

PHOTOS, TOP TO BOTTOM: Ontario’s 2017 Inter-county 4-H Dairy Judging Team competed strongly at the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest on October 2, 2017. Pictured, l to r, with coach Murray Reissner at right are Dennis Catt, Lars Zeldenrijk, Derrick Knill and Matt Lange (PHOTO BY COWSMOPOLITAN); Uxbridge’s Carl Phoenix (l) served as Associate Judge alongside Judge Adam Liddle, NY, in the International Holstein Show (PHOTO BY ADRIAN VANDER WIELEN); Aleah Millen Naughty Surprise was 1st Fall Yearling for her owners, Aleah Farms, Millen Farms and Matt and Tyler Yates. Barclay Phoenix is on the halter. (PHOTO BY THE BULLVINE).

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PATTY JONES WAS HONOURED IN NOVEMBER AT A CEREMONY IN CALGARY WHERE SHE WAS OFFICIALLY INDUCTED INTO THE CANADIAN AGRICULTURAL HALL OF FAME. WE SAT DOWN WITH HER A WEEK BEFORE THAT CEREMONY TO FIND OUT WHAT THE PRESTIGIOUS AWARD MEANT TO HER. THE INTERVIEW BETWEEN HER AND LINK EDITOR ANDREA EMOND IS PRINTED BELOW.

Andrea Emond (AE): How did you first find out you were being inducted into the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame? Fe? Patty Jones (PJ): I was driving - usually I’m either picturing or driving - and I saw on my phone that Paul Larmer wanted to get a hold of me. I thought, ok, wonder what he’s calling for? Then he said, ‘I want to be the first one to congratulate you!’ ‘For what?!’ I asked him. ‘You’re being inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame.’ At first, I couldn’t say anything. Then I said something that I can’t say here. And then I asked him if I had to buy some kind of fancy dress! I’ve known Paul forever.

AE: Looking back over your career, what has been your single proudest moment? PJ: Well this is a pretty proud moment; I don’t think it’ll get beat! The other one was when I received the Certificate of Superior Accomplishment from Holstein Canada in 2013. That was a gain, that - peers appreciating me for what I do. I mean, there’s been other cow moments, photographing some of the great cows – there’s a second where things are perfect – it is SO neat – it’ll give you goosebumps.

AE: What were your first thoughts?

AE: How did you celebrate your induction?

PJ: Well I had absolutely no inkling – not a bit. I’d be out talking to people who knew [about the nomination] and they’d just started smiling. Then I found out about this whole covert operation. But I had not an inkling before Paul called me. It was back in the spring and he told me the news, followed up with, ‘keep it under your hat.’ That’s hard to do.

PJ: I’ve kind of been doing a little bit celebrating all along, even though it’s next week when I’m officially getting inducted. It’s still kind of strange. But it’s great to get an award for something I love to do anyway. Just being able to do it every day is a reward. Not every day, but most days.

AE: You’ve been picturing cows for a lot of years and have undoubtedly passed on some worthwhile tips to those you’ve worked with. What are some words of wisdom you live by? PJ: Not sure if you can call them words of wisdom, but especially to females I’d say, ‘you can pretty much do anything you want to do if you put your mind to it. I’m living proof of that!’ When I started out, there was one other female livestock photographer; now it’s pretty much swung the other way. Mostly, if you really want to do anything, put your nose to it and get some business training. Even if it’s just to balance your checkbook, just do it. Listen more than you speak. Whittle out the chatter; not all of it will be useful. Find some good mentors. AE: Who were some of your early mentors? PJ: My uncles and father helped me a lot with the cattle end of things. I wrote to Bob Miller and said, ‘I’ve got an interest in what you do.’ He came to visit me and we talked about it. Fortyfour years later, I guess it worked! He was an exceptional man to work for. When you made a mistake, he wouldn’t break you for

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You can pretty much do anything you want to do if you put your mind to it. I’m living proof of that! - Patty Jones

PATTY’S FAVES

FAVOURITE FOOD Steak

FAVOURITE PASTIME Cooking

FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WORLD

Canada, in general. I’ve visited so many spectacular places – I can’t really bring it to one province.

FAVOURITE COW

An old Shottle cow who’s about nine years old now. My favourite show cow would be Thrulane James Rose.

FAVOURITE QUOTE

“Sort it.” Which for me, means take care of it, get it done.

FAVOURITE PHOTO

I can’t bring it down to just one favourite. That’s like asking ‘What kernel of corn do you like better?’ Patty was recognized during the 2017 Royal Holstein Show by Semex Alliance CEO Paul Larmer (l) and Manager of Marketing Communications & Global Branding, Joan Lau (r). PHOTO BY DOMINIQUE SAVARY.

TIME TO CELEBRATE! Photos l to r: Patty’s portrait is revealed for the first time; The lady of the hour gives a speech; Patty was honoured by numerous friends who came along to help her mark the occasion. PHOTOS BY LOREE PHOTOGRAPHY. www.ontario.holstein.ca

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s the sixth generation on their family’s dairy farm in Uxbridge, Ont., brothers Chris and Craig Mustard share a few things in common. Growing up, they played on the same minor hockey and soccer teams. They took the same courses in high school and eventually went on to graduate from the University of Guelph together in 2004. The pair even got engaged – and married – the same year, standing as best man in each other’s weddings. Their sideby-side trajectories in life might be better understood by one simple yet important fact, revealed by their father, Grant, part way into our chat in midNovember: not only are Chris and Craig brothers and close friends; they are also identical twins. “As a parent, I have very fond memories of those times,” Grant says, looking back on a lifetime of raising two full-of-beans boys on the farm. “Though there were days my wife Rosemary would march them out to me in the barn, one in each hand, and say, ‘I need to go for a walk!’” Thankfully, there was never a shortage of work to be done and the pair never minded helping out. “We had two options,” Chris jokes, pointing them out on an open hand. “Help your mom or help your

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“robots are best thing that’s ever happened to this farm.” — Grant Mustard

Our Timeline Up to 2001 – Original tie-stall in place 2001 – 61-bed free-stall built with a parlour 2012 – Retrofitted to robot – Lely A4 robot installed 2015 – 2nd robot installed 2017 – 2nd Addition – 25 stalls added 1. Musthaven Holsteins has been in the Mustard family since 1853. 2.

Time away from the farm is important to the Mustards. Chris, Grant and Craig are seen here enjoying the lake at the family’s cottage. 3. The Mustards couldn’t be happier with their robots. They installed the first in 2012 and a second three years later. 4. Grant and Rosemary with their grandchildren. In front, l to r, is Lincoln, Andy and Natalie. Rosemary is holding her newest grandson, Caleb. 5. The Mustards grow all the feed needed for the TMR and feed according to each cows’ stage of lactation. 6. The gang’s all here - Christmas 2016. In back, from l to r: Rebecca, Craig, Grant, Rosemary and Jill. In front, l to r: Lincoln, Chris with Natalie, and Andy. PHOTOS SUBMITTED.

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When the robot idea came up, Grant supported it, but still wanted a fallback plan in case things didn’t work out. He was skeptical and though he wanted to move forward, he had one request: “don’t take the parlour out.” The three of them laugh about it, now, looking back and recalling how the parlour sat empty for a year before they finally took the whole thing out and sold it. “I don’t think it’s for everyone,” Grant says, “but for us, robots are best thing that’s ever happened to this farm.” He believes the technology gives good, keen dairymen the opportunity to be even better and says that putting in their first robot made his sons “keeners,” if they weren’t already before. After eight years with Chris and Craig home from school putting their touches to things, they had reached a point where they needed to make big changes to see improvements. And so, they put in a call to Harry Linde at Lely in Woodstock and began moving forward with a plan. Chris explains how, just six years ago, it wasn’t as easy to find farms in the area with robots that they could tour. He describes that time as the start of the “robot revolution” and remembers Linde taking them to tour farms in Oxford and Elgin County. The Mustards liked what they saw, and on March 8, 2012, they, too, joined the revolution and installed their first of two robots. It took some time for them to adjust their feeding regime and figure out how to breed for traits most suited to a robot set-up, but fairly soon after making the switch, they noticed a jump in their production. “Our BCA had always been above average,” Chris says. “But it www.ontario.holstein.ca

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jumped 60 points higher after the robots.” Today it sits at a healthy 256-270-255. Several Superior Production Awards have followed, an accolade both Chris and Craig agree would never have even been a pipe dream before. On top of all of this, the robots have allowed the family to achieve more balance in life, something Grant has been preaching to his sons since they were young. Though the farm was always the first priority, Grant and Rosemary (who grew up in town) wanted their sons to know that there was more to life than farming alone. Both boys played soccer in the summer and hockey at a high level right through high school and university and few of their friends lived on a farm. They smile, describing their creative routine for getting chores done quickly when a hockey game or soccer practice was on the line. A family cottage in Haliburton has been a welcome retreat in the summer and it’s where they head each year as soon as the last bale from first cut is in the barn. When Grant and Rosemary purchased it in 1996, Grant’s father feared it would be the end of the farm. Turns out, it’s been anything but. It’s become a special refuge away from it all – a place for making memories and spending quality time with family. Chris and Craig both proposed to their wives there and these days, it’s where the grandkids like to hang out. Chris and his wife, Jill, live on the main farm and have three young children, including a set of twins. Lincoln and Natalie are five, and their youngest, Anderson (Andy), is three. A hockey net in the alleyway and several bikes propped against the wall tell a tale of a the

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The Mustard family recently received recognition for their contributions to farming in Durham Region over the past 150 years. The crown deed for the farm dates back to 1853 and descendants from the Mustard family have been farming here ever since. They received a certificate and specially-designed sign to display on their farm from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. childhood not unlike their father’s. Craig and his wife, Rebecca, live just down the road and have a fourmonth-old little boy, Caleb, who, at the time of writing, is already sleeping through the night. Rebecca hails from Australia and met Craig while attending the University of Guelph. Though her original destination when planning her year of study in Canada was the University of Toronto, the 2003 SARS outbreak changed all that, and instead, she attended school in Guelph where she met – and later married – Craig, a “farm kid” from Uxbridge. The couple returns to Australia every other year to visit family and friends. Though the brothers have always been very close friends, their personalities are, in fact, quite different. “In the way they think, they are so alike,” says Grant. “They’re on the exact same wavelength, so much so, that they hardly have to talk to know what’s on the other’s mind. But personality-wise, Craig is more like his mom – a little quieter – and Chris takes after me and likes to talk!”

2-Year-old in 2016, is now jointly owned by Blondin, Glauser & fils, Villyvon and William and Pierre Morille, and was Reserve Grand at the Quebec Spring Show last year and fifth of 18 Senior three-yearolds at the Royal. “Don’t you wish you would have kept her?” Gary Jebson asked Chris and Craig ringside in Toronto. “No way!” was their answer. “She’d have been just another cow in the barn!” says Craig. “We’ve got no regrets,” Chris adds. “I mean, how could you?”

Having no regrets is a good way to describe the life that the Mustard family has led to date. It’s true they’ve faced some challenges – Grant battled cancer in 2010 and has had both hips replaced in It’s that very yin and yang duality that’s served them well on the recent years – but all in all, they consider themselves fortunate to farm all these years and has helped define their roles and allowed have done something they’ve enjoyed all these years and not to have them to excel at what they love to do. Craig, for example, is the crop faced too many obstacles in the process. guy. He and Grant look after most of the farm’s 800 acres, divided “We’ve been pretty lucky that way,” Chris says. “We’ve been very equally between hay, wheat, soybeans and corn. They grow all the blessed as a family.” feed needed for the TMR they feed based on each cows’ stage of lactation and custom roast soybeans for their local co-op on top of In terms of what the future looks like at Musthaven, Chris would that. Craig also does some custom work on the side, which includes like to continue to see small, steady improvements in production baling large, square bales for neighbours and combining. They and would like to eventually achieve a classification with the lowest ramped up their custom work when the brothers graduated from scoring cow being Good Plus. Buying more quota and cows is an university and came home to farm full time. “We added two people ongoing goal and Chris says they could milk 90-100 without it adding to the business and we needed to pay for it somewhere,” Grant much more work. They’d like to buy another farm, but admits that’s explains. They’ve slowed down somewhat since then, with family getting tough where they’re situated. With 800 acres to crop right life and a need for balance always at top of mind. now, Craig doesn’t foresee the family being able to crop much more without increasing their current inputs. If Craig is the “crop guy,” Chris is the “cow guy,” though Craig is quick to describe their involvement on the farm as overlapping, Grant’s plan includes more golfing and trips abroad. He and Rosemary clasping one hand in the other to prove the point. Since his third have traveled extensively, visiting Europe four times, as well as year of university, Chris has been making the breeding decisions. He Australia, the Yukon and Alaska in recent years. A well-executed strives to achieve a balance of type and production, but won’t use a succession plan, founded on “good, professional advice” has paid off. minus component bull on the herd. He’s always liked nice cows, but Grant feels good about where his sons have taken the operation since over the years has come to realize the really special ones are better 2004, and now, he says, it’s their story to tell. “It’s about them.” suited for someone else’s barn. Six of their higher-end cows were Chris and Craig are excited for what the future holds and hope sold to Wisconsin in the mid 1990s, a pill that was hard to swallow their families stay farming for many years to come. “We hope it at the time, but made sense in hindsight. Another looker, Musthaven continues,” Chris says. “We’re definitely setting it up so that the Goldwyn Jaelyn EX-92 was purchased by neighbour Terry Beckett future generation can take over.” as a two-year-old in 2014. Jaelyn, who was named All-Canadian Sr.

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Thank-you! Each year, John Deere acts as a major sponsor for several Branch events, including our annual Inter-county 4-H Dairy Judging Competition, and in recent years, the many County Holstein Club Twilight Meetings and Family Nights hosted across the province. This year, for the first time, a tractor lease was drawn for at the conclusion of the club twilights. Congratulations to the winner of this lease, Philip Wellman of Sutton West. The tractor was delivered to Philip in October. Thank you also to John Deere for donating the tool bags that were presented at twilights last summer - they were a huge hit! We thank John Deere for their generous support of these events!

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According to the minutes of the first annual meeting of the club, it was held on November 24, 1942. It took the form of a barn meeting and was held at the farm of Mr. L. C. Lefaivre. The group was distinguished to have J.P. Henderson, the President of the Holstein-Friesian Association of Canada in attendance as well as Fieldman, A.D. Langton. A demonstration of Holstein type was given by Mr. Langton and three classes of four animals each were judged. Prizes were presented to the winners. Another presentation that day stressed the importance of selecting good animals for breeding.

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Club records indicate the first meeting of the Prescott County Holstein Club was held on April 25, 1942. Although little is known about the first meeting, Stanley LeRoy was elected President and the first Secretary was Alex MacCaskill. At the time of writing, he is still alive at the age of 102.

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lancing at a map of Ontario and following your finger eastward along the 401, the very last county you come to before crossing into Quebec is Prescott. The county features a mix of both French and English-speaking Holstein breeders, as well as many deep-pedigreed Holsteins. Seventy-five years ago, the breeders came together with a purpose of working together for the betterment of the industry and promoting their Holstein cattle. Late last year, the Prescott Holstein Club celebrated its 75th anniversary and we are honoured to share some highlights with The Link readers from across Ontario.

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The foundation set at that barn meeting, emphasizing good breeding and judging, has served the club and its members well over the 75 years. Right from the start, club members and the cows they’ve bred have represented the county well beyond its borders. In the early years, Donald A. McPhee was a prominent Prescott breeder. In 1933, before the club was even formed, he was President of the HolsteinFriesian Association of Canada. From the 1920s to 1940s, McPhee would put a herd together and load them in a cattle car on the train. He went out to Vancouver and came back through the States, competing at shows along the way. He would spend entire summers doing this. In 2016, Yorellea Farms, run by the LeRoy family, (who are descendants from the first club President), were awarded the Top Management Score for Robotic Milking in Canada. They had a BCA of 307-300-314. Other breeders have remarked on the great herd of cattle the LeRoy family has bred. A glance through Ontario Holsteins’ 2017 All-Ontario results shows several nominations for Mount Elm Holsteins of Vankleek Hill run by Neil and Bryan Anderson and Neil’s daughter, Stephanie, who is the herdsperson. The Anderson family milk 90 cows have consistently had great results at the county level and larger regional shows. Slightly newer to breeding Holsteins are Bruce and Susan Mode and their daughter, Kelsey, who run Bonnie Brae Farms in Vankleek Hill. Up until 2002, their herd consisted entirely of Ayrshires, 13 of which Bruce led to Grand Champion titles at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair over the years. This past year, Bruce was the Official Judge of the Red and White Show at the Royal, and in the Black and White Show, the Modes were pleased to have their first class winner with first place Intermediate Calf and Best Bred and Owned, Bonnie Brae Ape Quinn. Another Prescott herd that deserves mention is the Vioris herd of Stephane Villeneuve. Unfortunately due to health reasons, the herd was dispersed four to five years ago.

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Many breeders have great memories of the County Show held at the Vankleek Hill Fair each year. Long-time Prescott breeder, Allen Barton, remembers his dad recounting how people would bring their cattle and tie them to a fence. Back then, they had two different classes for Holsteins: purebred and grade. “The cattle show is the best for me,” he says. “I have been going since I was born.” The annual Holstein Show began in 1943. In 1957, the format was changed to an open show to allow out-of-county exhibitors to compete and it was held at the Riceville Agricultural Fair up until 1963. After that, it alternated between Riceville and Vankleek Hill, before settling in the latter in 1974 where it has been held ever since. Up until 1985, both males and females were shown. An article providing club history for their 50th Anniversary notes in the early years of the show, the cattle were not washed or clipped. Bulls and cows both had large curved horns. As the article states, more time and emphasis were spent scraping and oiling the horns getting them to shine than on grooming. The county show is still doing well for a small county in Eastern Ontario, with approximately 100 head competing annually. To help keep numbers up the club organizes an exhibit, where breeders can enter an animal or two for a small fee. The club looks after getting them ready for the show.

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Elm Lane Dynamo Peggy, bred and owned by Gordon Allen, was probably one of the best-known cows from Prescott. She holds the record for the most Grand Champion wins at the Prescott County Show, winning the honour from 1969 to 1976. She was also named Grand Champion twice at the Ottawa Winter Fair. Last year’s Grand Champion, was Bonnie Brae Brokaw Meaka, bred and owned by Bruce and Susan Mode. In 1980 and 1982, Burnacres Terri EX was the Grand Champion for Horace Nixon. She was twice named Grand Champion female in Ottawa at the Eastern Ontario Championship Show. In 1978 Terri placed sixth at the Royal as a four-year-old and was nominated All-Canadian. Herd mate Burnacres Franny EX, also bred by Nixon was named Grand in Prescott County in 1979 and reserve in 1983. She was Reserve Champion at the 1979 Eastern Ontario Championship Show and was nominated All-Canadian in 1979 and 1980. She placed third at the Royal in 1980 and was Grand at the Eastern Ontario Championship Show in 1983. Nixon bred many other Grand Champion bulls and females over the years and is quite likely one of the best-known Holstein breeders Prescott County has ever produced. He started Burnacres at the present farm in 1949 (now run by his son and daughter-in-law Al and Melody Nixon and their sons) and showed at the local county shows for almost 70 years straight. He also showed at the Royal for many years. Horace remained actively involved until last year when he passed away at the age of 90. The Burnaces prefix is the only two-time Master Breeder in Prescott. His brother, Ken Nixon, was a Holstein Canada classifier and was also wellknown across the province. The club has always fundraised and used extra funds for the betterment of 1. Elmlane Dynamo Peggy EX is seen in this photo from June 18, 1971. Peggy had a lifetime production of 128,960 lbs and was nominated Mature cow the year this photo was taken. She was Grand Champion of the EO/WQ Show in 1971-1972 and Grand Champion of the Prescott Show eight times from 1969 to 1976. PHOTO BY JIM ROSE. 2. Burnacres Ripple EX was 1st 5-Year-old at the Ottawa Winter Fair in 1985 and Grand Champion in 1986. 3. Jan 18, 1986 – Gordon Allen presenting the Cheese trophy to Horace Nixon. PHOTO SUBMITTED. 4. Donnie Barton’s Intermediate Heifer, Locklea Carly Mattador being pictured at the Ottawa Fair in 1985. From l to r: Robbie Barton, Donnie Barton (with blanket), Gordon Allen (tailman), Howie Stanley, Kent Allen, Barry Mooney (at the halter). PHOTO FROM THE OTTAWA CITIZEN. 5. The Top Holstein Calf Club Group at the 1962 Ottawa Winter Fair.From l to r: Ernie Burton, Club leader Gordon Allen, Carol McNaughton, John Allen and Linda McRae. PHOTO SUBMITTED.

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Prescott County Holstein Club continued from page 53 the community. The 1943 financials show a $10 donation by members to the war effort. Today, the club is a strong supporter of the 4-H program. The group provides each new member with a leather show halter. It also supports the Prescott County TD Classic Team when they compete at the Royal. The current club will be investing some of their funds to leave a legacy fund for the future of the club.

can give reasons in both languages, something that proves helpful to all breeders.

Seventy-five years after its founding, the Prescott Holstein Club is going strong according to the 2017 president Duane Tolhurst. “Much of the executive is young and healthy, with lots of energy. Everyone works hard but has fun too,” he says. “We do a few events every year, and do a good “The longevity of our club is because everyone gets along,” says Scott job of it.” Allen of Elmlane Farms. “Every club has ups and downs, but we all come Different from many other Holstein clubs, the majority of the Prescott’s out the other side stronger.” executive is female. A full schedule of typical Holstein club activities With Prescott’s proximity to Quebec, the county is unique in that they keep the approximately 180 breeders in the county engaged. The club have both Francophone and Anglophone Holstein breeders with the hosts one of the largest Breeders’ Cups in the province. In 2017, 85 cows Francophones making up about 75 per cent. “We work side-by-side with were presented to the judge for evaluation. In the evening, they host a our neighbours, all with the same goals of breeding better cows and free banquet to announce the winners and visit with neighbours. The making the club the best it can be,” says long-time breeder Murray Allen annual Family Night in the summer draws about 400 rural and urban folk of Allensite Holsteins. each year. “We rub shoulders with our neighbours,” says Murray Allen. “Without the social events, we might not get a chance to talk with them.” Alain Lavigne of Deric Holsteins is a Francophone Holstein breeder in Prescott. “We have learned to live together throughout the years. The A fall banquet to celebrate the achievements of the year has been a longEnglish-speaking Holstein breeders have always made an effort to make time tradition in Prescott. As Allen Barton reminisces, “it was always sure the French-speaking breeders are involved. We live peacefully a very classy night. The men all looked very spiffy and the ladies wore together,” he says. corsages.” The formality of the banquets may have changed since then, but it still attracts a good crowd for a night of Holstein fellowship and Lavigne says that the Prescott Holstein Club was founded by the award presentations. The Prescott County Holstein Club recently Anglophones as they had developed the breed. Back 75 years ago, the celebrated its 75th Anniversary at their annual fall banquet. They also Francophones had no education as French-speaking schools were produced a calendar commemorating the year with many pictures, ads forbidden. The farmers were poorer. In Lavigne’s father’s time, the and show winners. Anglophones needed the Francophones, because the Francophones bought the Anglophone’s cattle. They also bought bull calves when they Great cows and great cow people in Prescott County may have come didn’t have artificial insemination. and gone, but they have left a passion, legacy and foundation for future generations to build upon. As the years roll on towards a century, the strong There are often a number of Francophone breeders that show at the genetics, enthusiasm and volunteerism will propel both the cows and people county show. The club tries to get a bilingual judge from Quebec who of Prescott County to achieve great things in the years to come.

PHOTOS AT TOP: S-S Holsteins of St. Bernadin hosted the club’s Family Night and 75th Anniversary celebration last July. The event is always well-attended, with this year’s celebration yielding 350 tickets sold for the fabulous steak dinner. In the photo at top right, Club President Duane Tolhurst presents S-S Holsteins’ Andy Senn and Frank Suter with a gift for hosting. BOTTOM: Last year’s county show was judged by Jamie McOuat and saw 99 animals exhibited. The Grand Champion line-up, shown here, was eventually won by Bonnie Brae Brokaw Meaka owned by Bruce and Susan Mode. She was 1st 4-Year-old and appears ninth from the left in the photo. PHOTOS SUBMITTED.

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3. Downiebrook Farms Ltd. Alex, Gordon & Marian, Murray, Donald Coulthard 4097 Perth Line 20, St. Pauls Milking 60 cows in a tie-stall 20 EX, 36 VG, 5 GP; 190-200-195 Runner-up Premier Breeder and Exhibitor at Perth-Waterloo Show 2012, 2013, 2015.

4. Pfister Dairy Farm Hans & Marlise; Marco & Ashley, Benjamin Pfister 2. Elhaven Farms Inc. 5741 Line 32, Mitchell Dave & Christine, Luke and Jacob Meadows Milking 90 cows in a free-stall 3148 Perth Line 29, Stratford 17 ME, 11 EX, 42 VG, 21 GP; 280-307-277 Milking 110 cows in a free-stall Master Breeder herd; sand-bedded free-stall built in 1991; double 5 herringbone parlour; 5 ME, 3 EX, 45 VG, 65 GP, 3 G; 270-291-275 feed room and storage expanded in 2016 New barn built in 2015 featuring two Lely calf to create more room for dry cow penning feeders and Lely Juno; large fresh cow/special and accommodate a newly built 110’ x 25’ needs area with sand stalls and bedded pack. Harvestore silo.

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4. JoyAcres Farms Ltd. Archie & Nancy, Adrian and Karen Huizinga 6400 Canborough Rd., Wellandport Milking 58 cows in a free-stall 1 ME, 25 VG, 28 GP, 1 G, 4 NC; 242-253-257 New DeLaval robot barn in 2015; 9 Superior Production & 2 Star Brood Awards in 2017. 5. Luxury Holsteins Ingrid Devries, Joel & Kristen Jansema 62632 Traver Rd., RR#1 Wellandport Milking 50 cows in a tie-stall 4 ME, 5 EX, 25 VG, 18 GP; 235-237-242 Newly renovated heifer barn, TMR mixer added in 2016; working with cow families from Co-Vista Atwood Desire, Snow-biz N Uno Lena, some red and whites and other cow families from respected Niagara breeders. 6. Feederlane Farms Ltd. Don & Linda Green, Brenda, Brent, Emma, Matthew and Hunter Roszell 41772 Clarendon St., Wainfleet Milking 85 cows in a free-stall 7 ME, 3 EX, 49 VG, 34 GP; 242-262-242 Family owned and operated since 1974, Master Breeder in 2015, Compost pack barn with Double-8 Parabone parlour built in 2010. Also home to Marshville Jerseys & Holsteins and Feederline Holsteins.

7. Huiztein Farms Inc. Ken & Dana Huizinga and family 41387 Forks Rd., Wainfleet Milking 110 cows in a tie-stall 6 ME, 1 EX, 43 VG, 60 GP, 15 G 2005 Dairy Youth Award Winner; Barn extension completed in 2015. 8. Spierdyke Farms Cousins Frank and Adrian Stoop & families 41037 Feeder Rd., Wainfleet Milking 46 cows in a free-stall 1 ME, 4 EX, 13 VG, 18 GP, 5 G, 5 NC; 208-208-203 Premier Breeder at Niagara County Show 4 times in the last 7 years. Premier Exhibitor in 2016 and 2017.

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WORTH A VISIT!

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Come see her on the West-Central District Tours!

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16th TD Classic (11th Ontario) 1st Jr Calf Niagara County Show 1st 4-H Jr Calf Niagara County Show 1st Jr Calf 4-H Inter-County Dairy Calf Show 8th Jr Calf Rockton 4-H Championship Show backed by 4 generations of VG or EX cows. Bella is bac Her 3rd dam is Silverholme Outside Betty VG-88 3*, who was purchased by Cowtown Holsteins in 2002.

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2018 District Tours

Open House Farm Visits

Wednesday March 14, 2018 / 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Hastings

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1 1. Garhaven Farms Tim Hunt, Gary & Dorothy Hunt 298 Countryman Rd., RR#2 Tweed Milking 40 cows in a tie-stall; BCA 211-223-214 2 ME, 4 EX, 16 VG, 17 GP; Jerseys: 2 ME, 12 VG, 3 GP 100% homebred herd of Holsteins and Jerseys. Reserve Premier Breeder at Quinte Ex 2017. Has bred several All-Ontario Holstein & Jersey nominations plus All-Canadian Jersey Calf in 2010. 2.

Jeffred & Jeffson Farms Fred, Taleana, Amanda, Andrew & families 130 Hoards Rd., Stirling Milking 62 cows in a tie stall 4 ME, 3 EX, 27 VG, 25 GP; 246-270-252 100% homebred herd focusing on type and production. Grand Champ and Premier Breeder at Quinte Ex in 2016. Jr Champ in 2017.

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3. Richland Holsteins Gary & Linda, Jeff & Jessica Richardson 614 Sutherland Rd., Stirling Milking 75 cows in a tie-stall 9 ME, 8 EX, 40 VG, 27 GP; 238-269-242 Newly renovated tie-stall barn in 2017. 4.

Fairview Farms Stirling Ltd. Ross, Heather, Matthew & Christopher Bailey 87 Demorest Rd., Stirling Milking 57 cows in a tie stall barn 19 VG, 32 GP, 3 G, 3 NC; 238-270-241 Fourth and fifth generation family farm.

5. Donnandale Farms The Donnan Family 49 Donnan Rd., Stirling Milking 310 cows in a free-stall 3 ME, 3 EX, 118 VG, 188 GP, 43 G; 256-286-257 Began milking 3x in July 2017; operation encompasses dairy, methane digester, land clearing and cash crop. 6.

Hidden Creek Farms Alex & Angie Brown, Graeme & Monika Brown 1067 Zion Rd., RR#2 Roslin Milking 45 cows in a tie-stall 1 ME, 6 EX, 33 VG, 13 GP; 219-248-222 Existing operation purchased in 2016; large cash crop and custom farming business operated in addition to the dairy. Premier Exhibitor at the Quinte Ex in 2016.

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7. Sillsway Farms Jeff, Brian & Jackie Sills & families 1050 Zion Rd., RR#2 Roslin Milking 95 cows in a tie-stall 4 ME, 8 EX, 75 VG, 40 GP; 255-273-251 Top producing Holstein herd in Hastings County 2016; Premier Exhibitor at Quinte 2017.

10. RJ Farms Robert & April, Bobb & Jennifer 1770 Blessington Rd., Corbyville Milking 90 cows in a tie-stall; 226-227-233 1 ME, 4 EX, 11 VG, 3 GP, 2 NC; Jerseys: 50 EX, 26 VG, 3 GP, 10 NC Premier Breeder Jerseys RAWF in 2012 and 2013, Premier Breeder Red & Whites RAWF 2008; Jersey Master Breeder 2008. New heifer barn in 2017.

8. Markridge Holsteins Darryl & Sarah, Landon, Reid, Cooper Jace and Greyson Markus 11. Oscroft Farms 2033 Harmony Rd., RR#1 Corbyville Doug, Cynthia, Stephen and Mark Osborne Milking 58 cows in a tie-stall 771 Shannonville Rd., RR#1 Shannonville 1 ME, 3 EX, 21 VG, 14 GP, 4 G; 208-207-213 Milking 60 cows in a tie-stall Farm purchased in the summer of 2014; 10 ME, 4 EX, 50 VG, 10 GP; 207-208-208 Reserve Grand Champion Quinte Ex 2016. Working with many different cow families! 9. Huffmandale Holsteins Edward and Edwin Huffman 2062 Harmony Rd., RR#1 Corbyville Milking 65 cows in a tie-stall 3 ME, 1 EX, 46 VG, 33 GP, 1 G; 226-225-230 BMO Farm Family of the Year 2014; 3rd generation farm; milking descendants from Wonderland Shake Pam, Normac Royal Mistress and Snow-N Denises Dellia.

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RONBETH SOLOMON

Sunset

HONOURABLE MENTION ALL-ONTARIO JUNIOR CALF NOW OWNED WITH Trent Jones & Greg Burgess

RONBETH DOORMAN

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HONOURABLE MENTION ALL-ONTARIO INTERMEDIATE CALF OWNED BY Clarkvalley, Leachfield, & Mt. Elgin

RONBETH SOLOMON

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RESERVE SENIOR 4-H CALF & RESERVE JUNIOR ALL-ONTARIO OWNED BY Allarway & Sunny Terrace Holsteins. Shown by 4-H Member Collin Allardyce.

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A very successful year for all 3 heifers. Congratulations to DREAM and SULTANA’S owners on a great year and we wish you all the best with them. Thank you for allowing us to use them all year in our Junior Herd.

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2018 District Tours

Open House Farm Visits

Renfrew

Saturday, March 24, 2018 / 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Eastern Ontario 1. Hay-Way Farms The Whitmore family 4456 Beachburg Rd., Pembroke Milking 200 cows in a free-stall 2 ME, 5 EX, 45 VG, 114 GP, 45 G Jr. Premier Breeder & Exhibitor at Renfrew County Holstein Show for the past two years.

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3. Fepro Farms Fritz, Paul, Michael and Elias Klaesi 520 Government Rd., Cobden Milking 170 cows in a free-stall 1 ME, 1 EX, 34 VG, 104 GP, 41 G; 227-238-232 New barn built in 2013 including 3 VMS, automated feeding, bedding and calf feeder; herd includes some high genomic animals. 4. Robdot Farms Inc. Stephen & Janet Edwards and family 191 Snake River Line, Cobden Milking 54 cows in a tie-stall 4 ME, 2 EX, 27 VG, 14 GP, 1 G, 6 NC; 213-219-210 New heifer barn and renovated cow stalls in fall 2017; added milking shorthorns in 2005. www.ontario.holstein.ca

5. Barrvalley Holsteins Scott, Joanne, Nathan and Alyssa Vandekemp 776 Dunmore Rd., Douglas Milking 65 cows in a tie-stall 3 ME, 4 EX, 35 VG, 25 GP; 184-194-185 Excited to be part of the tours - we welcome everyone to our farm! 6. Van Lindenberg Farms Inc. Willem & Monique, Koos & Catrina Van Lindenberg 2166 Queens Line, Foresters Falls Milking 80 cows in a free-stall 1 EX, 14 VG, 42 GP, 16 G, 9 NC Immigrated from Holland in 1982; milking with two Lely A4 robots since 2013.

7. Gouldhaven Farms Barry, Vera, Scott and Jason Gould 2118 Queens Line, Foresters Falls Milking 50 cows in a tie-stall 4 ME, 3 EX, 35 VG, 10 GP; 293-309-304 Master Breeder Herd; Top Production herd in Renfrew County for the past 14 years; barn remodelled in 2011.

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EXCITED TO HAVE BEEN A PART OF THESE FANTASTIC HEIFERS!

Prettyriver Gold Chip

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5th Intermediate Yearling - RAWF 2017 Nominated All-Canadian Intermediate Yearling 2017 Owned with Rob Heffernan Now owned by Westcoast Holsteins

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Thanks to Scott Brethet & Barclay Phoenix for organizing a great Tag Sale, where we purchased Dory! Thanks also to Rob Heffernan for the excellent care of these heifers.

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Participation for Profit

Holstein Canada’s New Herd Enrollment Program Hawk Haven Farms Ltd., ST. MARYS, ON

BY ANGELA HOWARD

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A POSITIVE PICK-ME-UP, A VISIT TO THE HAWKINS’ FAMILY FARM WILL DEFINITELY PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE! THIS YOUNG FAMILY HAS AN INFECTIOUS NATURE THAT EXTENDS INTO THEIR EVERYDAY LIFE ON THEIR 32-COW DAIRY FARM AND STANDS AS A BACKDROP FOR THEIR BUSY LIFESTYLE.

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futures. “They are all deciding what career they will have, along with dairy farming,” Terry says. The decision to join Holstein Canada was an easy one and the couple sees the benefits of registration and classification to ensure good management of their herd. Liz has a great interest in genetics and manages the herd’s genetics based on information gained from registrations and extended pedigrees of the herd. Marissa, especially, enjoys selecting the bulls with her parents, and if she is absent when the Select Sires rep visits the farm, she will sometimes call to ask questions. Classification is used for mating the herd and DHI is used for management purposes, with individual cow information (including SCC) being the biggest benefit realized. The couple uses a balanced breeding approach when it comes to making their selections. While their first two years of milking were centered more on production, they are now seeing the importance of longevity through functional type. The need for show calves for their children is also a consideration. The couple selects five bulls for the herd and mates them accordingly for herd consistency. Within the next few years, the family is hoping to build a robot barn with free-stalls, with the long-term goal being the ability to pass on a sustainable farming operation to their children. It means a lot to Terry to be able to share his memories of his childhood on the farm with his children, all the while hopeful they will create more of their own here in the future.

EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF ANIMAL REGISTRATION AND CLASSIFICATION! • Available to all herds who have not classified in two or more years. • Herd consultation visit with an experienced classifier. Discuss the benefits of classification and how the information can be used on farm. • No charge herd visit fee (regular or mid round) for first classification. • For qualifying herds with no registration activity for 3 or more years the program will also offer:

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

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JOYACRES PLANNER

Lois

2017 Reserve All-Ontario Senior 3-Year-Old

MILKSOURCE GOLDWYN

Jenay ET

2017 Honourable Mention All-Ontario 5-Year-Old

ROYAL LYNN DOORMAN

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LELLAVAN SOLOMON

ROYAL LYNN DOORMAN

All-Ontario Senior 4-H Calf. 3rd Senior Calf at the TD Classic. Shown by Loretta Bird.

Junior All-Ontario, Junior Calf to Senior Calf. Intermediate Calf.

Nominated Junior All-Ontario, Junior Calf to Senior 4-H Calf. Junior Calf.

Nominated Junior All-Ontario, Junior Calf to Senior Calf. Senior Calf.

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TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic Months of training and hard work paid off in early November as hundreds of keen 4-H’ers arrived in Toronto to compete at the 38th Annual TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic. A total of 347 4-H members from Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia represented their respective counties and provinces during the three-day event held from November 6 – 8 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Teams arrived on Sunday and Monday to set up their displays and get their calves settled in. 4-H members competed individually in both showmanship and conformation competitions, as well as in teams for Best Exhibit, Best Group of Three Calves and Premier County. The Ring of Excellence once again proved an ideal venue for the show, with exhibitors and spectators alike enjoying the intimate atmosphere a smaller ring allows. For the first time in show history, two female judges presided over the Showmanship competition and did an exceptional job. Judge Stephanie Murphy of Hastings, Ont. and her associate, Claire Swale of the U.K. put 4-H members to the test, allowing them to display their showmanship skills during the heats and finals held on November 7. On day two, Conformation Judge Brian Carscadden of Guelph, Ont. did his due diligence, placing animals and providing reasons to the crowd. Results from both days can be found at right. Congratulations to everyone on another memorable show!

CONGRATULATIONS! Congratulations to all participants and volunteers on a memorable TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic! TD is proud to have supported this worthwhile show since 2008!

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2017 Results at a Glance...

Conformation CLASS

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RIVERDOWN DOORMAN ABROOKLYN - Lesa VanBokhorst, Carleton

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COBEQUID ATWOOD SOLSTICE - Taylor Lowe, NS

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MILKSOURCE GLDNDRM ASSET-ET - Reagan Bouma, PEI (RES)

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EASTSIDE LEWISDALE OMG AMAZE - Megan Vanderkloet, PEI

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FARAWAY DOORMAN MISSY - Peter Leach, Kawartha Lakes (GRAND)

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VERTDOR JACOBY ALTITUDE - Brendan Velthuis, Carleton

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MOUNTAIN RIDGE TINKERBELL - Connor Halpenny, Grenville

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ALEAH MILLEN NAUGHTY TALK - Kevin Shier, Kawartha Lakes

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GOLDEN MEADOW DAVID KIGGER - Greg Fuller, Middlesex

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BRIXHAM ROCK JEWEL - Annika Masters, NS

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Kolton Crack, Quebec South East (HM)

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Will Vander Meulen, Northumberland

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Benjamin Sargent, Durham East

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Cally Finley, Durham West

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Rachel Clow, Frontenac (GRAND)

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1. Showbox winner William Baumgartner with TD show sponsors Kevin Reesor (l) and Rich Ballantyne (r), 2. Chairman Murray Reissner (r) and Vice-Chairman Jason French (l) with show sponsors Orville Schmidt, Joan Lau and Todd Pemberton, 3. Hon. Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough and Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs poses for a group shot, 4. Oxford’s Sarah Mason was this year’s embryo winner. She’s seen here with Chairman Murray Reissner and the Bos family (Bosdale Farms), this year’s Breeder of Distinction, 5. Conformation Judge Brian Carscadden, 6. l to r, Grand, Reserve and Honourable Mention Calf. PHOTOS BY COWSMOPOLITAN.

BEST GROUP OF THREE (l to r): Norm McNaughton (Semex), Lesa VanBokhorst, Rich Ballantyne (TD Canada

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2017 County Winners

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OUR TEAM HIGHLIGHTS Rachel Clow and Lilyking Doorman Anais, Grand Champion Showperson & 3rd Intermediate Calf. Courtney Orser and Beslea McCutchen Patential,14th in Junior Showmanship. Katie Babcook and Riview Premier Suspense, 21st in Intermediate Showmanship & 4th Summer Yearling Jersey. Clarissa McCallum and VCF Kashmere Kisses, 15th in the Jersey Calf Class & HM Showperson at the National Jersey Show. Thank-you to Carter, Clarissa, Courtney, Graham, Katie, Logan, Rachel, Sandeep and Sarah, for all of the hardwork and dedication. We are very proud of you! Thank-you to all of our sponsors. © Rebecca Abrams for The Link. Showmanship Photo © Cowsmo.

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Showmanship Results

17th Junior Showmanship - Keeton Jones 4th Intermediate Showmanship - Ashley Smith 3rd Senior Showmanship - Sarah Mason 9th Senior Showmanship - Trent Jones

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Confirmation Results

6th Jersey Summer Yearling - Keeton Jones 5th Jersey Junior Yearling - Tanner Jones 17th Intermediate Calf - Ashley Smith 4th Senior Heifer - Callum Karn 5th Senior Heifer - Shianne Hutton-Walker 4th Summer Yearling - Trent Jones 11th Junior Yearling - Lars Zeldenrijk

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SOUTH Simcoe Team Highlights 6th Premier County 2nd Herdsman

Showmanship Highlights

Emily Lange - 8th Junior Showman Leah Ford - 24th Junior Showman Emma Finch - 14th Intermediate Showman Jack Lange - 19th Intermediate Showman Matt Lange - 14th Senior Showman

Confirmation Highlights Ashley Harvey - 8th Intermediate Calf Leah Ford - 10th Junior Calf Emma Finch - 10th Intermediate Calf Jack Lange - 12th Senior Calf Matt Lange - 17th Summer Yearling

(l-r): Ryan Harvey, Leah Ford, Ashley Harvey, Jack Lange, Emi;y Lange, Matt Lage, Emma Finch, Megan Ford, Nikki Brethet

norTH Simcoe Showmanship Highlights Taylor Nelson - 19th Senior Showman

Confirmation Highlights

Michael Jones - 17th Jersey Summer Yearling Will Osborne - 12th Jersey Junior Yearling Katarina Pautsch - 10th Ayrshire Heifer Taylor Nelson - 25th Intermediate Calf Sydney RObinson - 21st Summer Yearling

Back (l-r): Sydney Robinson, Katarina Pautsch, Holly Osborne, Corine Bateman, Taylor Nelson Front (l-r): Will Osborne, Boyd Cooper, Michael Jones, Steven Macintosh

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TEAM RESULTS Samara Aabo 16th Intermediate Holstein Calf & 19th Junior Showperson

David Leach 3rd Summer Yearling Holstein

Laura Empringham 7th Summer Yearling Jersey © Rebecca Abrams for The Link. Photo © Ella Wright.

Rebecca Empringham 9th Summer Yearling Jersey

Mattia Seemann 10th Junior Showperson

Lily Beckett 13th Junior Showperson

2017 TD CLASSIC 4-H TEAM BACK (L-R): Megan McKeown, Mattia Seemann, Laura Empringham, Rebecca Empringham, Kaitlin Francis, Samara Aabo FRONT (L-R): David Leach, Lily Beckett & Melissa Wight

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to all sponsors and everyone who helped to make this possible! ALSO CONGRATULATIONS TO: Kingsway Farms, Claircrest Holsteins & Webb View Holsteins - breeders/exhibitors with 2017 All-Ontario Nominations Matt Forestell & Meagan Herrington with 2017 All-Ontario 4-H Nominations

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Congratulations to the Russell 4-H Dairy Team Members who competed at the TD Dairy Classic! This young team’s Enthusiasm, Dedication & Teamwork Exemplified the 4-H Spirit. Russell was Proud to have the 1 Place Ayrshire Calf at the Classic, Shown by Isabelle St. Denis. st

Congratulations to William Baumgartner who was the Lucky Winner of the Wooden Showbox Donated by the TD Classic Sponsors & Handcrafted by Southgate Senior Centre in Woodstock. 2017 RUSSELL TD CLASSIC 4-H TEAM (L-R): Anne-Marie Campeau, Melissa Brisson (Herdswoman), Sydney Lemoyre, Vicki Brisson, William Baumgartner, Clodine Baumgartner, Isabelle St. Denis, Graceson Bergeron & Celina Hildbrand

We were very pleased to be Repeat Winners of the Group of Three. As well, our Calves Placed 1,2,4,6,7,7 & 11th in the Conformation Classes. Our Showmen Improved to 7th & 12th and 5 Others Moved Ahead and out of the Initial Line Up. Congratulations to Rachel Clow from Frontenac County on being named Grand Champion Showperson!

2017 CARLETON TD CLASSIC 4-H TEAM FRONT (L-R): Chad Henderson, Kristian McDonald, Brendan Velthuis, Justin Velthuis, Connor Velthuis BACK (L-R): Lesa VanBokhorst, Sarah Dean, Cassidy Reaney, Logan Merrett, Ashley Paul

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What a year! 02-01 11,567 482 4.2 391 3.4 286-323-305 1st Sr. 3-Year-old Prescoo 1st Sr. 3-Year-old & HM Grand Lachute Owned with Ferme Normlyne Congratulaaons Simon on a great show season with Barbiebarb! Nous sommes très fiers de votre dur travail! Herd Classificaaon – 4 EX 20 VG 44GP 15NC

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What a Year! Team Highlights 4th Best Exhibit 5th Premier County 9th Group of Three

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9th Senior Calf - Blaire French 10th Senior Calf - Tyler Canning 9th Summer Yearling - Abbi Atkins 6th Junior Yearling - Connor French 6th Jersey Calf - Alycia Walker 4th Jersey Junior Yearling - Hanna Dellaire

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A huge thank you to our parents, 4-H Leaders and Sponsors for helping us reach our goals!

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BACK TO BACK Herdsman Award winners

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Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, leaders and parents, making 2017 a great year for Middlesex County!

(L-R): Chase Hansford, Emily Fuller, Julia DeKlein, Ryan Talbot, herdsperson Ethan Bloomfield, Greg Fuller, Emily DeKlein, Laura DeKlein, Kyla Lewis

team notables: 1st Jersey Junior Yearling – Greg Fuller & 2nd Coloured Breed Heifer - Julia DeKlein Thank you sponsors

AV Utility, Avon Feedmill Inc., Belore Trailer Sales, Bloomfield Farms Inc., Dairy Farmers of Ontario, DeKlein Livestock Ltd., Dominion Regalia, Dorchester & District Lions Club, Dortman Bros., Echo Glen Farms, E J Tile, Golden Meadow Holsteins Ltd., Heartland Farms, Hoskin Feed & Country Store, Hound Dog Market, Jensen Halters, Joan & Laural Hamilton, K&L Cattle Co., Ken Empey, Lely Centre Woodstock, M.A. Poels Trucking, McLellan Electric, Middlesex Holstein Club, Mark Baigent Excavating, Nico Byl, North Dorchester Ag Society, Nor l Dairy, Shawn Hansford Trucking & Excavating, Ontario Holstein Branch, Optimist Club of North Dorchester, Oxford Bovine Vet Clinic, Pro Seeds, Richford Farms Inc., Norwel Rimmelzwaan Farms, Silverthorn Enterprises, Sleegerdale Farms, Talgrove Farms, Terem Turcking Ltd., Tim Lewis, RAWF, Warwick Equestrian Development Inc., Wilcon Building Systems

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Perth County

Back (l-r): Olivia Nafziger, Emily Spek, Kristen Portena, Jake Skinner, Cassie Hawthorne, Kristen Schmidt Front (l-r): Rick Temming, Jeff Stark, Derrick Knill

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European Young Breeders School 2017 BY VANESSA CROWLEY

EACH YEAR, THE EUROPEAN YOUNG BREEDERS SCHOOL (EYBS) IS HELD IN BATTICE BELGIUM WITH OVER 125 DAIRY YOUTH MEMBERS TRAVELLING FROM APPROXIMATELY 15 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. THE PURPOSE OF THE EVENT IS FOR YOUTH FROM ACROSS THE WORLD TO EXPERIENCE THE FULL CYCLE OF SHOWING DAIRY CATTLE, WHILE WORKING TOGETHER AS A TEAM TO PLACE WELL AT THE PRESTIGIOUS COMPETITION.

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What an experience the European Young Breeders School was for the six Canadian 4-H members that were able to participate this year! Canada’s team consisted of Martin Rympa (B.C), Trent Jones and myself, Vanessa Crowley (Ont.), Alana McKinven and Jonathan Pellitier (Que.) and Lane Yuill (P.E.I). Each of us had to win very well-known events here in Canada to qualify; most were the annual EastGen Challenges in our respective areas, and for some, the process also consisted of an interview. We were all extremely excited to be chosen to represent Canada with professionalism and enthusiasm and looked forward to the event months before attending! We left for Belgium on August 28 with our chaperone, Valerie Bolduc from Holstein Quebec, eager to see the beautiful countryside and what would be our home for the next seven days. Once we landed, we were escorted to the AWE Belgian Blue Bull facility about an hour and a half from the airport. This visit has been a tradition for the Canadian team for several years and we enjoyed touring the site of one of EYBS’s major sponsors. We then had the opportunity to visit L’Herbagere Association, a show herd milking around 100 cows that attends the Swiss Expo every year. We were impressed with the quality of the herd and were greeted with outstanding hospitality within the first few hours of landing! After our tours, we sampled some local Belgium cuisine and also had the chance to check out the barns and grounds of the show. All of the competitors stayed with host families who live close to the show and we were lucky enough to stay with two incredible host families; four of us with one and two with the other. Our second day began with us being assigned calves, which were provided by Belgium dairy farmers. Each calf was selected based on our heights and we were fortunate to have a group of calves that were for the most part - from known sires with good conformation. We did, however, have our work cut out for us when it came to showmanship! The majority of our calves had never been trained before, a deliberate move that tests each contestant’s ability to train their calf under tight time constraints at EYBS. For the next few days, Wednesday to Friday, we were separated into groups to attend workshops on various aspects of showing dairy cattle. Washing, clipping, showmanship, and feeding were all topics included and provided valuable lessons, especially to the younger participants. We were also judged on our displays from Thursday to Sunday. Each morning, the event’s leaders would tour the barn and mark countries on washing, feeding, and overall presentation of display. It was a great incentive for teams to be clean, professional, and attentive to detail at all times. Saturday came and the barns were buzzing with excitement! This day consisted of the conformation classes, which allowed the breeders that provided the calves to us to have their livestock shown and potentially placed. Team Canada had two finishes in the top three, both sired by

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the Canadian bull, “Stantons High Octane.” Our very own teammate, Martin Rympa, took Grand Champion heifer honours! We were all proud of him and pleased with the way our heifers Canada from l to r: Vanessa Crowley, Lane Yuill, Alana McKinven, Trent came out for Team Jones, Jonathan Pellitier and Martin Rympa. PHOTO SUBMITTED. confor mat ion. That evening each country put on a display of a signature food for other participants to try. Canada’s poutine was a hit! We were able to take this time to have some fun and bond with other teams; Team U.K. became one of our closest allies, with their similar perspectives and mindsets, but very different accents! The last day of the show came so quickly, but Team Canada was ready to rock! We were divided according to age, which meant everyone but Alana and I were in separate classes for showmanship. The day ended with the entire Canadian team placing in the top five of our respective showmanship classes. Results were as follows: Lane: 1st, Martin: 2nd, Trent 4th, Alana: 1st, Vanessa: 2nd, and Jonathan 5th. We were ecstatic! We knew we had a good shot at Grand, Reserve or Honourable Mention Showman as four of us were re-entering for the chance to take the title. We were thrilled with Alana McKinven taking Grand Champion and I was honoured to be named Honourable Mention. The ending ceremony awarded multiple titles; Top Clipper, Top Overall Team, and Top Quiz to name a few. Team Canada had all six contests place in the top 35 Overall Individual division. Martin Rympa was announced 4th overall with myself and Alana following in 7th and 9th, respectively to crack the Top 10. We said our goodbyes to our host families and new friends, then hopped on a plane on the Monday morning after the show. This event was such an amazing opportunity for all of us to be exposed to the international dairy stage and network with youth that share our passion for the industry. We learned so much about European culture, their dairy sector and the strengths and struggles they encounter with their system. I was very proud to represent Canada and have our team do so well, while having fun participating. A big thank you to the sponsors that that allowed us to travel to Belgium and participate at the 2017 EYBS! www.ontario.holstein.ca


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Olivia Howard: Dreaming Big!

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LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE EGANVILLE, ONT., A RURAL COMMUNITY SET ALONG THE BONNECHERE RIVER IN RENFREW COUNTY, YOU WILL FIND A SMALL-TOWN GIRL WITH BIG-PICTURE DREAMS. AT JUST 21 YEARS OF AGE, OLIVIA HOWARD HAS MADE THE DECISION TO PURSUE HER LOVE FOR DAIRY FARMING ON HER SEVENTH-GENERATION FAMILY FARM, CEDARSPRING HOLSTEINS.

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Her family’s history of farming dates back to 1847, when they first immigrated from Ireland to Hawkesbury, Ont. to operate a mixed farm. Three years later, the Howards moved to the current farm in Eganville, where they farmed beef and swine for close to a century. When a fire destroyed their operation, they decided to make the switch to dairy farming and in 1950, they built one of the first milking parlours ever to be seen in Ontario. Seventeen years ago, Olivia’s father, Hugh, along with her uncle, JB, built the current barn where they currently milk 60 Holsteins in a double-four parallel parlour. When speaking to Olivia about her family farm, her enthusiasm is palpable and it’s hard not to get excited about the ideas she has for improving it in the future. Although proud of her farm, she’d like to improve conformation traits within the herd and start showing homebred animals. A few years ago, Olivia recognized that in order to do this, her animals needed to be purebred so she took it upon herself to start registering and classifying the herd with the help of the Ontario Holstein Branch and Holstein Canada. After just their second classification, Olivia’s dreams became reality when they scored Olivia with her 4-H calf, Greenlark Lisa Gold Chip, at the 2017 TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic. PHOTO BY ANDREA EMOND. their first Excellent cow last January, Cedarspring Breakout Polly EX-90. Olivia has a passion for genetics and acknowledges that breeding decisions are an integral part of the business. When selecting mating sires, Cedarspring primarily focuses on genetics that will enhance conformation traits, increase milk production and lower their somatic cell count. The farm currently breeds cows through artificial insemination (A.I.) and the heifers are bred using a barn bull. In the future, Olivia has a goal to bred all of their heifers using A.I. In addition to a sound breeding strategy, Olivia recognizes that good farm management is key to improving financial stability and for the animals to perform at their highest. She credits the MacDonald Campus of McGill University, where she graduated from the Farm Management and Technology program, for teaching her valuable lessons that she could bring home to the farm. “At first, I was apprehensive to go to college because I was eager to start farming full-time,” Olivia says. “However, graduating college was definitely one of my biggest accomplishments to date and I learned the importance of budgeting, finances and cow management.” In the future, she has plans to install automatic take-offs and improve cow comfort by implementing a mist cooling system over the feed alleys and facilitating better ventilation and access to water. The passion and excitement in Olivia’s voice when she talks about showing cattle demonstrates how much she truly loves it. Her mom, Simone, grew up in the same town as livestock photographer Vicki Fletcher, and the two became best friends during high school. This friendship trickled down to Olivia and allowed her to start showing and working for Vicki’s family farm, Greenlark Farms, which is now owned and operated by Vicki’s parents, Bruce and Gail Fletcher, along with her brother and sister-in-law, Rob and Shelley Fletcher.

class at World Dairy Expo and capture the title of the All-American Senior Yearling. This past year, Olivia had the opportunity to experience the coloured shavings in real life for the first time. One day after taking a quick nap, she received a message from Callum McKinven asking her to work for Lookout Holsteins and Jerseys at World Dairy Expo. “I didn’t know if I was still dreaming, but I ran upstairs to tell my mom and dad,” she Olivia takes a break from her duties at World Dairy Expo to pose says. “It was a dream for a quick shot. PHOTO SUBMITTED. come true!”

When Olivia is not at the pack working or in the ring showing, you can often find her helping Vicki picture animals around Quebec and Ontario, including at the Royal Winter Fair. Vicki, who has helped shape Olivia into who she is today, speaks extremely high of her. “Olivia is a hardOlivia is part of Renfrew’s Valley 4-H Calf Club and has completed 10 clubs working young woman and passionate about dairy cattle,” she says. “More to date, eight dairy clubs and two judging clubs. A highlight of her 4-H importantly, she is a kind soul with a sweet smile; beautiful inside and out.” career has been having the opportunity to show Greenlark Lucille Atwood Every success story starts with a person who has the vision to become in 2015. As a September calf, Lucille was Reserve All-Canadian and Reserve better. Olivia is a living example of that and has the drive and determination All-American and came back the following year to win the Fall Yearling to ensure a bright future at Cedarspring Holsteins. www.ontario.holstein.ca

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Madison and Beyond!

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This year I was lucky to be selected as the Eastern Ontario winner of the Ontario Dairy Youth Award (ODYA). Each year, the ODYA winners receive an all-expenses paid trip to World Dairy Expo, and along the way, stop and tour several prominent US dairy farms. My fellow winners included Stefan Weber (Scenic Holsteins Ltd., St. Marys), Mike Bechtel (Bechvale Holsteins, Waterloo), and Kylene Kidd (Kedeb Holsteins, Selwyn). Adrian Vander Wielen was the Ontario Holstein rep that guided us and organized all the farm visits. We left Guelph on Monday, October 2nd. Our first stop that day was a farm tour of Westvale View Dairy in Nashville, Michigan. This farm ran four Lely robots and the whole family was involved on the farm – mom, dad and all six kids! The farm is probably better known for their on-farm processing label, MOO-ville. Of course, we enjoyed some ice cream in addition to the great tour there! They make mostly ice cream and fluid milk on the farm, but do a little butter and cheese also. One of their fluid products is what they call Creamline milk, which is a non-homogenized milk where the cream rises to the top. Because they process most of the milk they make, they have made the A2 trait a priority in their breeding program so they might some day market A2 milk on the farm.

Madison. As it turns out, she was Reserve Intermediate Champion! We headed to Budjon next where John Cull was kind enough to tour us around the farm, even though we arrived almost an hour later than planned. He told us the history of the farm and talked about different cows they have had success with. Little did he know that in a few days, they would have Supreme Champion at Expo! At Budjon, they customraise and house heifers and cows. After our tour, John showed us their loft above the trophy room and we all enjoyed a beverage together. After that wonderful visit, we headed to Fond du Lac to stay the night. We started the next day off at Milksource, where we toured the genetics barn with a specialized Public Relations rep. They have a beautiful barn with an awesome reception room full of trophies. Adrian mentioned to us that we wouldn’t find any second-place ribbons displayed there; only first-place or champion banners, of which there were many.

Our next stop was Ragnar Holsteins, owned and operated by Mark and Angie Ulness. Here they milk 80 cows, head-to-head in an old bank barn. Mark and Angie were super hosts, showing us around their facilities and answering all of our questions. Angie had graciously After MOO-ville, we headed to Sycamore, Illinois to stay the night prepared a BBQ lunch and brought it out to us to share before we and rest up before another day of farm tours the next day. Tuesday headed down the road to our next stop. morning we started at Luck-E Holsteins, where they milk over 200 Sunnyside farm, owned by Todd Bogwart, was our next stop. Here they cows using the 38-cow tie-stall barn as a sort of parlor. They had a nice milk about 250 cows and had a very nice set up on a huge hill. Some of group waiting in the barn, as we arrived there right at the same time the land in this area is simply not farmable, because of the huge hills, as several other groups to tour the place from Europe. Merchandising and so they pasture heifers there instead. Todd had a pen close to the animals is a big part of Luck-E’s business. To put things in perspective, parlor with a couple fancy cows in it. He had bred a Senior 2-Year-Old owner Joe Engel says that if a cow calves for a third time on the farm, Red and White cow that was second the year before at Expo. they have failed to meet their merchandising goals. Finally we travelled to VirClar Farms, a short drive away and my Next we headed to Golden Oaks, a 700-head dairy farm 40 miles favorite stop on the trip. Gary Boyke showed us around and answered from Chicago known for some of their quality red cattle. Their all of our questions. The farm has grown incredibly since he returned genetic manager, Ethan Heinzmann, toured us around the farm and to farm after school. Back then, they milked around 30 cows and today encouraged us, later in the week, to watch for a cow he had sent to they milk 1,500. They have a beautiful new cross-vent barn that holds

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900 cows and house cows in two other barns onsite also. This was the the rest of the group to thank that he didn’t buy anything; if we had first time I had ever been to a cross vent barn. The cows were bedded agreed, he was ready to bid! with manure solids from an on-farm digester and they seemed really comfortable. Overall, it was just a really nice, well-managed operation. Saturday was our last day at the fair and we spent most of it watching the cow classes in the Black and White Show. Each class takes about Thursday, on our last day of farm tours before we headed to the show an hour, because they are big classes with an unbelievably high level at Madison, we stopped in at Widmers Cheese in Theresa Wisconsin. of quality. We stayed right through to the Supreme Champion classes, Here they were literally making cheese a few feet away from the gift which Expo presents with a lot of flair. Afterwards, we hit the road shop! We watched them for a few minutes and bought a snack for the and drove a good five hours through four states to get to Michigan to road and headed over to Rosy Lane Holsteins, owned by Lloyd and set us up for a more reasonable day of travel on our final day. Daphne Holtermann. Here they milk about 700 with a big emphasis on net merit. Lloyd said at one time they were milking over 300 Man-O- Our trip came to an end on Sunday and were back in Guelph for noon, Man daughters. When we were there, there were a lot of Josupers and though I didn’t arrive home for another eight hours thanks to some Supersires. He has been putting emphasis on kappa casein to try and thanksgiving traffic in Toronto! Overall it was a great trip. When I was breed for BB cows. Stefan asked how many skid steers they had, as we first told I had won, I thought to myself, now what? I somewhat dreaded the idea of leaving the farm for a whole week, as well as my wife and saw several going zipping by during our tour. Lloyd’s answer? Seven! young daughter, too, of course. And I was sure the trip would end up After Rosy Lane we made a quick stop at Ocean View Genetics to costing me a couple thousand dollars while I was away. preview their herd before their upcoming dispersal. It was a very nice herd of large-framed cows with deep pedigrees. Next, it was off to Yes, it was hard to be away for that long, and no doubt it cost me Expo to arrive at the Red and White show just as the heifers were a few thousand dollars to be gone, with hired help and a couple of showing. We mostly stayed together as a group and toured the trade service calls at the barn, but it was STILL worth it and I’m glad I show on our first day there. I had never been to World Dairy Expo did it. Madison was great, but it’s the farm tours for me that really before, but I have been to the Royal a dozen times or so and had that make the trip, and it’s something that I never would have been able in the back of my head going there. Expo is very different! It has a to organize myself. Anyone can go to Expo and have a similar show huge trade show geared for dairy producers, which is nice. Actually experience to the dairy youth group, but the farm tours were firstonce you are in the gates the whole grounds is centered on the dairy class. At every stop we essentially had the owner or manager with a industry and everyone on the grounds is connected to the dairy stake in the farm touring us. They weren’t just ‘look around and take industry. I didn’t see any school children or random shoppers like you picture tours,’ they were tours where you could actually ask the person do in Toronto. It was still very busy with people, but it was refreshing responsible for building the business, herds and genetics questions on to know they all had a head on their shoulders when it came to dairy. their philosophies. To me, that was the best part and I’m very grateful for the experience. I’m sure we all learned many things on the trip that Friday we watched the cow classes for the Red and White Show and we can take home to our farms and make our outfits just a little better finished touring the trade show exhibits (it’s a big trade show!) We for it. Thanks again to Adrian for touring us and to the Ontario Dairy also took in the World Classic Sale, which averaged a record-setting Youth Trust Fund and GayLea Foods for the opportunity! $41,469 (a $620,000 bull had a lot to do with that). Stefan’s wife has www.ontario.holstein.ca

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BRIDGEVIEW SID SKITTLES EX 91 Bridgeview Farms, Brantford

GOLDENDALE BRAXTON JORY E X 91 Goldendale Farm, Lansdowne

BROOKTURN REDESIGN LESLEY ANN EX 91 Brookturn Holsteins, St. Anns

GORDONDELL WINDBROOK BEVERLY EX 91 Gordondell Holsteins, Inverary

BURGHAVEN DAMION JOYJO EX 91 John Verburg, Londesboro

GREENLARK DIAMOND ROSE EX 91 Greenlark Farms, Pembroke

PONDVUE LAUTHORITY GLAM EX 92 Allan Miller, East Garafraxa

C V F SID BODACIOUS EX 91 C V F STCUP ALBA EX 91 Clearview Farm, Clarence Creek

GREY WILLOW WINNERS WILISSA EX 91 Magwood Family Farms, Hanover

QUALITY SID PANSY EX 92 Quality Holsteins, Vaughan

CALBRETT ALEXANDER LIZA EX 91 Unique Holsteins, Mt. Forest

MILLBROOKE WINDBROOK KESLER EX 93 Ed Meulendyk, Badjeros

RAELAND LAUTHORITY TRISHA E X 92 RAELAND WINDBROOK CASSIE EX 92 Erieview Farms Limited, Selkirk

CARISON LOLY SHOTTLE EX 91 Ferme Carison, L’orignal

SHADYRAIL DEMPSEY WILLOW EX 93 Randy & Lynette Martin, Harriston

SMIRLHOLM DEMPSEY ROSE EX 92 Unique Holsteins, Mt. Forest

SPENCROFT SID LAMIYAH EX 93 Roger Spence, Elmvale

SPIERDYKE BROOKWIN EX 92 Spierdyke Farms, Wainfleet

TWINPEAK WINDBROOK BIANKA EX 93 Harthaven Farms Inc, Morrisburg

SQUIBBLAND JENNY WINDBROOK J EX 92 K. Dean & Debbie Squibb, St. Pauls

AVELINE LAUTHORITY ECLIPSE EX 92 Aveline Holsteins 2005 Ltd, Drayton

SUMMITHOLM WINDBROOK NIXON EX 92 Joe Loewith & Sons Ltd, Lynden

BROWNDALE AARON MICKEY EX 92 Browndale Farm, Paris

SUNUP BUTZE BUTTERCUP E X 92 Keith Kennedy, Uxbridge

CHAKELBURG SID LYSS EX 92 Chakelburg Holsteins, Mildmay

SYMCROFT DUPLEX NICADIDDLE E X 92 Glen Syme, Almonte

CLEROLI MP WINDBROOK BLUFFY EX 92 Ferme Gillette Inc, Embrun

VALE-O-SKENE LAUTHORITY SCOTTY EX 92 Vale-O-Skene Holsteins, Little Britain

COBEQUID GOLDCHIP ICON EX 92 Certified Holsteins, Strathroy John Dortmans, Jr., Strathroy

WILLDINA AFTERSHOCK AMBER EX 92 Almet Farms Ltd, Bowmanville Willdina Holsteins, Bowmanville

C V F WINDBROOK BEAUTIFUL EX 93 Clearview Farm, Clarence Creek KINGSWAY DEMPSEY RUTHANN EX 93 Kingsway Farms, Hastings LOCHDALE ZELGADIS STORMY EX 93 Lochdale Holsteins, Alexandria LOOKOUT-PESCE LIVIA-ET EX 93 Dandyland Farm, Schomberg MAPEL WOOD EPIC LOOK AT ME EX 93 Scott Brethet, Tottenham

CRAIGCREST RUBIES RESOLUTION E X 92 Peter Christie, Caledon W. Christie, Caledon CROVALLEY GOLD RACKCITY E X 92 Crovalley Holsteins, Hastings ERBCREST BRAWLER MEG EX 92 ERBCREST STANLEYCUP MARIAN E X 92 Erbcrest Farm, Milverton

OLIVERCREST LAUTHORITY FIESTA EX 92 Olivercrest Holsteins, Neebing OSCROFT BRADNICK JENETTE EX 92 Oscroft Farms, Shannonville

AHD BRADNICK ARTIE EX 91 Trinal Holsteins, Teeswater AHD SHAME ZOOLA EX 91 Arrowhead Dairy, Teeswater AHD WINHAMMER JOSLYN EX 91 Walkerbrae Farms, Guelph ALBADON LAUTHORITY TIPPY EX 91 Albadon Farms Ltd, Teeswater

ERINWOOD TM BRDNCK RILEY-ET EX 92 Benschop Farms, Bowmanville

ALFINCH STANLEYCUP PATSY EX 91 Allan Finch, Belmont

GROENWAY LAUTHORITY LYNX E X 92 Groenway Farms Inc, Harrowsmith

ALMARLEA FORCE CANDYCANE EX 9 Almarlea Holsteins, Brockville Wesson Holsteins, Brockville

HARTHAVEN CONNIE SENNET E X 92 Harthaven Farms Inc, Morrisburg HARVDALE FEVER BRYN EX 92 Harvdale Holsteins, Stayner HARVDALE LAUTHORITY PEANUT E X 92 Harvdale Holsteins, Stayner Dr. Tim Henshaw, Minesing HEATHER HOLME SID VALA EX 92 Glen & Curtis Mcneil, Goderich Kevin Smith, Toronto HIDDENSPRING HERO MALEI E X 92 Hiddenspring Holsteins, Elmira KINGSWAY ATWOOD DELISIO E X 92 Royal Lynn Holsteins, Cayuga LOA-DE-MEDE SANCHEZ JACQUELINE EX 92 Loa-De-Mede Farms Ltd, Oshawa LOCKMAR STANLEYCUP IYLA E X 92 Lockmar Holsteins, Sutton West MARELVUE BRAWLER BETHANY E X 92 Eli Martin, Gowanstown MOUNT ELM SEAVER PLAYOFF E X 92 Neil & Bryan Anderson, Vankleek Hill

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ALTONA LEA ATWOOD KATIE EX 91 Frank Barkey & Family, Blackstock ANBROS SAMUELO DEBRA EX 91 Andres Bros, Tiverton ARDROSS LADY IN RED EX 91 Ardross Holsteins, Caledonia BARRVALLEY SHADOW ALYCAT E X 91 Barrvalley Holsteins, Douglas BEAVER RAY WINDBROOK MIRA3 EX 91 Remi Leroux, Ste. Anne De Prescott BECKDALE BRAXTON ELLA E X 91 Goldstar Genetics, Holstein BECKRIDGE DUDE HERMIONE EX 91 Beckridge Holsteins, Keswick BELMORAL DESTRY WALLSTREET EX 91 Belmoral Farms Ltd, Teeswater BLANHAVEN WINDBROOK GLITTER EX 91 Blanhaven Farms Ltd, Durham BLAYJOY DETOX SMARTY E X 91 Blayjoy Holsteins Ltd, Dundalk BONNIE BRAE FINALIST DAKOTA EX 91 Bruce & Susan Mode, Vankleek Hill

CAVANALECK ATWOOD OZANKA E X 91 Cavanaleck Farms Ltd, Belmont CHERRY CREST ASPEN TWIX EX 91 Bethany Macdonald, Dalkeith CHERRY CREST ASPEN TWIX EX 91 Robert Macdonald, Dalkeith

H-BRIDGE HEZTRY DEMI RAE EX 91 Hoogerbrugge Dairy, Parkhill HARMONY VIEW APHRODITE EX 91 Harmony View Farms, Winchester HARTHAVEN K B NICHE STANLEYCUP EX 91 Harthaven Farms Inc, Morrisburg HEATHER HOLME WINDBROOK STELLA EX 91 Glen & Curtis Mcneil, Goderich HEIWA EPIC BECKY EX 91 Heiwa Farm, St. Albert

CHERRY CREST THATS NEAT EX 91 Riverdown Holsteins, Metcalfe

HIGHVIEW DENZEL JOY EX 91 HIGHVIEW STANLEYCUP ROMAINE EX 91 Highview Holsteins, Port Perry

CHRISTHILL HERO INGRID EX 91 Christhill Farms, Tara

HODGLYNN WINDBROOK APPLE EX 91 Hodglynn Holsteins, Kincardine

CLARKVALLEY WINDBROOK FIG E X 91 Almet Farms Ltd, Bowmanville

HOLTBYHOLME MISS ATWOOD MAY EX 91 HOLTBYHOLME WB LAVENDER EX 91 Holtbyholme Holsteins, Port Perry

COMBHAVEN DEMPSEY ELDORA EX 91 Combhaven Farms, Castleton DANDYLAND LAUTHORITY ASHA EX 91 Dandyland Farm, Schomberg DETIMDALE WAFER FEVER EX 91 Trent Valley Holsteins, Peterborough DIEMERTDALE TARMAC DORA EX 91 Diemertdale Acres Ltd, Ayton DON-MAIR DEMPSEY NICKLE E X 91 Don-Mair Farms, Mt. Hope DREWHOLME BRAWLER CELESTE EX 91 Drewholme Holsteins, Gowanstown EASTSIDE ATWOOD LANA EX 91 BRIAN ENRIGHT, WINCHESTER Jaquemet Holsteins, Winchester ELM BEND MOLATIVE EX 91 Elm Bend Holsteins, Brantford ELMDEN SID BRASS EX 91 Chakelburg Holsteins, Mildmay EMBRDALE CHANEL FEVER E X 91 Embrdale Farm, Asphodel-Norwood

INGHOLM WINDHAMMER PEPPER EX 91 Ingholm Farms, Campbellford INNLAWN RICKI LAVANGUARD EX 91 Van Den Braak Farms Ltd, Gowanstown JEFFREHOLME LIBRA BETTY EX 91 Jeffreholme Farms Ltd, Thorndale JR WINDBROOK DEVON EX 91 Echo Glen Farm, Dorchester JUBILEE DESTRY LUCKY EX 91 Jubilee Farm, Atwood KEFAY MAGNA BOSE RED P E X 91 Keith Ashton, Port Perry KENILYN WINDBROOK WANDA EX 91 Kenilyn Farms Ltd, Stratford KENTVILLE SHADOW GINA EX 91 Kentville Holsteins, Melancthon KOSTAHOLME BEACON MEAGAN EX 91 Kostaholme Holsteins, Drayton

EMILANE GOLDWYN ROSALIE EX 91 Hodglynn Holsteins, Kincardine

LAIDLAWN ROYALLY FERBIE EX 91 LAIDLAWN SEAVER TARA E X 91 LAIDLAWN WINDHAMMER GLENNA EX 91 W. Laidlaw, Norval

ERBCREST PHOENIX MARLENE E X 91 Erbcrest Farm, Milverton

LEGACY WINDHAMMER GHOST EX 91 Stephen Dolson & Dr. Karen Galbraith, Atwood

EVERLANE GUTHRIE DONNA EX 91 Paul M. & Shirley Martin, Elmira

LOCKMAR WINDBROOK RATTLE EX 91 Lockmar Holsteins, Sutton West

FLORBIL AUBURN PATRICIA EX 91 FLORBIL WINDBROOK LILLIAN EX 91 Florbil Farms Ltd, Mildmay

LUXURY STANLEYCUP BELLA E X 91 Luxury Holsteins, Wellandport

FRAMINA BRILLION LOONY6 EX 91 Framina Farm Inc, Allenford FRICOSONS DEMPSEY OZONE EX 91 Fricosons Holsteins, Newcastle GERANN WINDBROOK GENET E X 91 Gerann Holsteins, Cardinal GILLETTE BEACON 2ND SERVICE EX 91 Ferme Gillette Inc, Embrun GLENARLY LDD JACK IN THE BOX E X 91 Stephen Dolson & Dr. Karen Galbraith, Atwood

MAPLEBROUGH STANLEYCUP ELIZA EX 91 Maplebrough Holsteins, Uxbridge MARFLOACRES SID LOLITA E X 91 Wayne & Karen Martin, Mount Forest MARGROVE MILLION NUKEM EX 91 Dale Martin, Elmira MILLBROOKE WINDBROOK COPPER EX 91 Ed Meulendyk, Badjeros MS CHASSITY SNOW CARRIE-ET EX 91 Stanton Bros Limited, Ilderton MURRAYHOLM WB HYDRANGEA EX 91 Murrayholm Farms Inc., Martintown

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NARWOOD WH HONEY CRUMBLE EX 91 Don & Diane Catt, St. Thomas

TACUMA LIVEWIRE DORTHY EX 91 Tacuma Holsteins, Mt. Forest

NEEBVIEW SHAW ISABELLE EX 91 Neebview Holsteins, Gadshill Station

TERRDALE ATTIE EX 91 Signature Holsteins, Morrisburg

OMANDALE RE DESIGN FELICIA 466 EX 91 Glen Omand, Listowel

ULMAR FEVER LETIZIA EX 91 ULMAR WINDBROOK DUSTY E X 91 Pfister Dairy, Mitchell

PHILMAR SPANDREL WHITNEY E X 91 Watson Land And Livestock, Branchton PIERSTEIN WINDHAMMER THALIA EX 91 Century Star Holsteins, Victoria Harbour Ritchdale Farms, Elmvale POPLARDELL LAUTHOR IDONA EX 91 Robert Maclean, Kingston QUINNDALE LAUTHORITY MANDY EX 91 Quinndale Holsteins, Greely REDLODGE WINDBROOK WALANA EX 91 Redlodge Farms Inc, Finch RICHARDO GOLDWYN DAWNTEA E X 91 Hodglynn Holsteins, Kincardine Norwell Holsteins, Chesley Richard Kuntz, Mildmay ROCLANE FEVER ICE CUBE EX 91 Roclane Holsteins, Crysler ROYAL ACRES SHOT GIGI EX 91 Royal Acres Farms Inc, Listowel SAGERHOLM NOLAN TONI EX 91 K. Reid, St. Marys SALEM QUICK MARLENE EX 91 Skyline Holsteins, Caledon SANDY CREST BUMPY ROAD EX 91 Sandy Crest Holsteins, Arnprior SEELBY LAUTHORITY LANIE EX 91 Seelby Holsteins Ltd, Seeleys Bay SIEMERS-I BELLES OF THE BALL EX 91 O’Connor Land & Cattle Co, Ajax SIEMERS-I BELLES OF THE BALL EX 91 Vector Genetics, Rockwood SILLSWAY FASTSHOT MIAMI EX 91 Sillsway Farms, Roslin SIMONHOF LAVANGUARD SANCHA EX 91 Simonhof Farms, Grand Valley SKIPWELL REGINALD KLAIR EX 91 Skipwell Farms Inc, Aylmer SNOWDAME ELEVATED FEVER E X 91 SNOWDAME SANCHEZ EMU EX 91 SNOWDAME SEAVER EQUITY EX 91 Snowdame Farm, Merrickville STANHOW LAUTHORITY DREAM EX 91 Rickhaven Holsteins, Drayton STANTONS EPIC LIV EX 91 STANTONS MOGUL LICK EX 91 Stanton Bros Limited, Ilderton

VALMAR BOLTON ATHENA EX 91 VALMAR HEZTRY LANA EX 91 C.J. Vanderlip & Sons, Brantford VALVIEW AFTERSHOCK NIKKI EX 91 Valview Farm Ltd, Port Perry WALLACEVIEW SID 761 EX 91 Wallaceview Holsteins, Palmerston WAYNAN SID TIFFY EX 91 Waynan Dairy Farms, Stayner WEBB VIEW BARB DEMPSEY E X 91 WEBB VIEW BOMBI SID EX 91 WEBB VIEW LADY BELL WILDTHING EX 91 Webb View Farms, Roseneath WEBERLANE WINNERS TALLY E X 91 Weberlane Holsteins, Mount Forest WEDGEVIEW SATELITE TARESA EX 91 Laverne Gingrich, Drayton WHITE CROSS FEVER EVETTE EX 91 White Cross Farms, Arva WINRIGHT GOLDWYN EMBRACE EX 91 Neil & Bryan Anderson, Vankleek Hill

CATALYST SEAVER MINER VG 87 Catalyst Holsteins, Sydenham Orserdale Farms, Sydenham

JACREST DOORMAN LIVEWIRE VG 87 Ferme Agribert S.E.N.C, Qc Quality Holsteins, Vaughan

CENTURY STAR DOORMAN MAGIC VG 87 Century Star Holsteins, Victoria Harbour Select Farm & Export Services Inc, Hanover

JOALFARMS SAVIOR MILKSHAKE VG 87 Allan & Lorne Vis, Murillo

CHRISTHILL SABATH IVORY VG 87 Christhill Farms, Tara CRATER CERINA DOORMAN V G 87 Crater Farm, Hartington CREBROEK GOLDCHIP BIRTHDAY VG 87 Brian Enright, Winchester Sunnylodge Farms Inc, Chesterville

DORAL WINDBROOK GRAFFITI VG 87 Doral Farms Inc, Teeswater

LLOYALHOLME MCDOUGAL SUMMER VG 87 Lloyalholme Holsteins, Wallenstein

EARINCLIFFE DEFIANT LOGAN VG 87 Scott Brethet, Tottenham

LOA-DE-MEDE RALEIGH MERCI VG 87 Loa-De-Mede Farms Ltd, Oshawa

EMBRDALE FIZZLE MILLENIUM V G 87 Embrdale Farm, Asphodel-Norwood

MAPEL WOOD CAMELOT GLORIOUS VG 87 Mapel Wood Farms, Jerseyville

ERBCREST ATWOOD LYNN VG 87 Erbcrest Farm, Milverton

MAPLEKEYS DOORMAN BEAUTY VG 87 MAPLEKEYS UNO OKOTOKS VG 87 Maplekeys Farms, Aylmer

FLORBIL ATWOOD SANDY V G 87 Florbil Farms Ltd, Mildmay FRAMINA COLLATERAL GEORGIA V G 87 Framina Farm Inc, Allenford

WYRIDGE WINDBROOK GWEN EX 91 Elverne Wideman, Mt. Forest

GEN-COM GOLDCHIP HANISSA V G 87 Brookturn Holsteins, St. Anns

YORELLEA JETTAIR MARTINI EX 91 Yorellea Farms, St. Eugene

GERANN ATWOOD GEORGIA VG 87 Roosburg Farms Inc, Athens

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GILLETTE POWERBALL DRILL V G 87 Vector Genetics, Rockwood

AIJA ATWOOD JACK VG 87 Jaquemet Holsteins, Winchester

GREENLARK DOORMAN SPARK V G 87 Greenlark Farms, Pembroke

ALEAH MCCUTCHEN KRISPERS VG 87 Aleah Farms Ltd, Beaverton

GROENWAY UNIX MASCARADE VG 87 Groenway Farms Inc, Harrowsmith

BECKHOLM DREAMS JOJO VG 87 Beckholm Holsteins, Sunderland

HANALEE MISS PANDA DOORA VG 87 Hank & Nancy-Lee Hazeleger, Embro

BLONDIN SID BRITTANY VG 87 Rock-A-Berry Holsteins, Seeleys Bay Signature Holsteins, Morrisburg

HENDERCROFT ATWOOD HARMONY VG 87 Herbert Henderson, Ashton

BROWNLANDS SID SOPHIE VG 87 Brownlands Farm, Enterprise

SUNSPARK FEVER DESTINY EX 91 Beckholm Holsteins, Sunderland

CALBRETT KINGBOY MIRANDA P VG 87 Vogue Cattle Co. , Brighton

SYMCROFT SEAVER CUSTARD EX 91 Glen Syme, Almonte

CARLDOT SNOWY LANA VG 87 Andrew Den Haan, Fergus Lester & Shirley Gingrich, Elmira

LEGEND-MAKER RAPTOWN MINESOTA VG 87 Legend-Maker Holsteins, Mt. Hope LEWISDALE EASTSIDE ANATASHIA VG 87 Larry Allen, Mountain

WYHOLM STANLEYCUP BETTY EX 91 Lester Wideman, Mount Forest

BROWNDALE ACROBAT TESSIE V G 87 Browndale Farm, Paris Ferme Filiale St. Ludger Inc, Qc

KINGSWAY DOORMAN A TANSY VG 87 KINGSWAY DOORMAN A TASHA VG 87 KINGSWAY GOLDWYN EDNA VG 87 Kingsway Farms, Hastings

DANDYLAND ATWOOD GINGER VG 87 Dandyland Farm, Schomberg

FRICOSONS S A FROSTYONE VG 87 Fricosons Holsteins, Newcastle Sikmadale Holsteins, Orono

BLONDIN TJR BOMBERO MAPLE VG 87 Fepro Farms, Cobden

KEYLAS DOORMAN PENELOPE VG 87 Douglas Winger, Cayuga

HIGH POINT LISA AMAZON VG 87 High Point Farms, Port Perry HODGLYNN CAMELOT LUCACRIST VG 87 Hodglynn Holsteins, Kincardine Starbrite Holsteins, Mildmay HOLTBYHOLME MANDY MADELINE VG 87 Holtbyholme Holsteins, Port Perry HUIZTEIN SPECTRUM ROCHELLE VG 87 Huiztein Farms Inc, Wainfleet INGHOLM MCCUTCHEN MAD HATTER VG 87 Clair Petherick, Campbellford

MOTTLE ADVANCE MILEY VG 87 Emma Roszell, Wainfleet MOUNT ELM DEMPSEY ABERDEEN V G 87 Mapel Wood Farms, Jerseyville Patience Holsteins Ltd, Mildmay Silvercap Holsteins, Greely Vogue Cattle Co. , Brighton NANDALE PULSAR EGGO VG 87 Nandale Farm, Pakenham OCONNORS SUPERSHOT LYNLEY VG 87 Vector Genetics, Rockwood QUALITY AFTERSHOCK FABLE VG 87 QUALITY SEAVER FLUFFY VG 87 Quality Holsteins, Vaughan SPENCROFT DEMPSEY LIGHTNING VG 87 Roger Spence, Elmvale STARBRITE DEMPSEY ALEAVE VG 87 Starbrite Holsteins, Mildmay SUNNYLODGE ATWOOD AMAZE VG 87 Brian Enright, Winchester Sunnylodge Farms Inc, Chesterville VOGUE KINGBOY MOONSTRUCK VG 87 Blackrock Livestock Company, Brighton Silvercap Holsteins, Greely Vogue Cattle Co. , Brighton Yvon Chabot, Qc WEDGWOOD WINDBROOK BRITTANY VG 87 Royal Lynn Holsteins, Cayuga WELANE WINDBROOK HURRICANE VG 87 Lewis Weber, Elmira WINRIGHT BROKAW ESTRADA V G 87 Brian Enright, Winchester

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GAMBLANE CAFE DEBBIE EX 90 Gamblane Farms Ltd, Chatsworth

MARHOPE PICOLO TERRY EX 90 Marhope Holsteins, Gorrie

CAMBRAELYN MOREL ESTHER EX 90 William & Carol Welch, Lyndhurst

TURNLEE SIDNEY BOOTS EX 90 TURNLEE ARBOR BAMBOO EX 90 Jeff Turner, Elmvale

LINDEN VIEW SANCHEZ EXTRA EX 90 Van Lindenberg Farms Inc, Foresters Falls GREY WILLOW WINNERS WILISSA EX 91 Magwood Family Farms, Hanover

CREEKBANK DEMPSEY DAPHANIE EX 90 Creekside Holsteins, Moorefield

DANKIM COACH JACKIE EX 90 Dankim Holsteins, Gowanstown

LORNCLIFFE SKYPE LIVA 8 EX 90 Lorncliffe Holsteins, Dobbinton

HIDDEN-LANE WINDBROOK SILVER EX 90 Hidden Lane Dairy Inc, Elmira

OMANDALE RE DESIGN FELICIA 466 EX 91 Glen Omand, Listowel

SAUGEEN VALLEY SHOT APACHE EX 90 Saugeen Valley Holsteins, Chesley

PLEASANT HILL G S ELLY EX 90 Pleasant Hill Holsteins Inc, St. Marys

BARGEE G F LAUTHORITY FANCY EX 90 George C. & Barbara J. Elg, Listowel

ORA ET LABORA EMPIRE NYDIA EX 90 Ora Et Labora Inc, Hensall

EDWEB SWORDFISH JULIE EX 90 Edweb Holsteins, Mt. Forest

DESCAYER MERIDIAN IDOLE EX 90 Francois Cayer, St. Albert

JBOB LHEROS ASIA EX 90 Jbob Holsteins, Port Perry

MAPLERICH CALLUM SHANNON EX 90 Maplerich Holsteins, Drayton

DARMAN STEADY OLIVIA EX 90 Rick Dieleman, Clarksburg

JEFFREHOLME LIBRA BETTY EX 91 Jeffreholme Farms Ltd, Thorndale

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RIDGORO WINDBROOK AMY EX 90 Ridgoro Farms Ltd, Oro-Medomte

RAWDONVIEW PRONTO GERRIE EX 90 Rawdonview Farms, Stirling LORIVALE AJ TOMATO EX 90 Lorivale Farms, Marmora BRASHOME CARISMA TROOPER EX 90 Brashome Farms, Gananoque MAR1294 ROYCE MONICA EX 90 Brashome Farms, Gananoque CHARLANKING LIBERTY EX 90 Ray Howes, Martintown GOWRIE FIRELIGHT VIBE EX 90 Estate Of Donald Robertson, Phelpston

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

• F LORBIL DOORMAN LILLY VG-89

• SUMMITHOLM DAWSON CHERI GP-83-12YR.. . . 176,951 kgs (37.47)

Bred by Florbil Farms Ltd., Mildmay; Owned By Florbil Farms Ltd., Mildmay; Agriber Societa Agricola Srl, Italy; Beckridge Holsteins, Keswick; Oscar Dupasquier, Guelph; Quality Holsteins, Vaughan

• M ASKITA DOORMAN ROXY VG-88

Owned by Hodglynn Holsteins, Kincardine; Dany Germain, QC; Crackholm Holsteins, QC

• R-M ATWOOD BRENDA VG-88

Owned by Dalton Faris, East Gwillimbury

EX-94 & Higher • FARISVIEW METAL EX-96

Bred and owned by Dalton Faris, East Gwillimbury

• BOSDALE GOLD LUSTER EX-94

Owned by Agriber Societa Agricola Srl, Italy; Beckridge Holsteins, Keswick; Oscar Dupasquier, Guelph; Quality Holsteins, Vaughan

• K NONAUDALE JASMINE EX-96-4E

Bred by Knonaudale Farms Inc., Crysler; Owned by Kingsway Farms, Hastings

• ERBCREST DAMION MARVELL EX-95-3E Bred and owned by Erbcrest Farm, Milverton

• K INGSWAY SANCHEZ ARMADILLO EX-95-2E Bred by Kingsway Farms, Hastings and Hanover Hill Holsteins, Port Perry; Owned by Kingsway Farms, Hastings

Bred and owned by Joe Loewith & Sons Ltd., Lynden

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

• CAVANALECK DUCHESS JAY VG-88-4YR . . . . .146,276 kgs (27.71) Bred and owned by Cavanaleck Farms Ltd, Belmont

• W EBLEA ALADDIN BRIANNA G-77-2YR . . . . . 143,930 kgs (28.86) Bred and owned by Weblea Holsteins, Alma

• GLENWIN LHEROS CARNAVALE EX-90-4E. . . . .135,322 kgs (29.32) Bred and owned by Patti Alsop, Singhampton

• C V F BLITZ BATISTUTA EX-90-3E . . . . . . . . . . . 132,931 kgs (32.01) Bred and owned by Clearview Farm, Clarence Creek

• BREEZY LEE HASE VG-85-8YR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132,927 kgs (25.55) Bred by Viktor Haag, Brussels; owned by Haag Farms Inc, Brussels

• HAERLE INQUIRER ALFA GP-83-2YR . . . . . . . . 132,593 kgs (25.01) Bred and owned by F & H Haerle Farms Inc, St. Isidore

• ALBADON GRANDIOSE MARIA EX-90-6YR . . . 132,087 kgs (34.99) Bred and owned by Albadon Farms Ltd, Teeswater

• VRIESDALE MORTY ATHENS VG-85-3YR . . . . .131,144 kgs (28.03) Bred and owned by Vriesdale Holsteins, Mountain

• BERTENSVILLE O S SHADOW GP-80-2YR . . . . 126,812 kgs (25.91) Bred by CORNERVIEW FARMS INC., Mitchell; Owned by Hyland Dairy Farms Ltd, Denfield

• ULMAR SEPTEMBER STORM MAY VG-88-5YR . 126,728 kgs (28.54) Bred and owned by Pfister Dairy, Mitchell

• BRUVIEW SHOTTLE CAMEO EX-94-4E Bred and owned by Bruview Holsteins, Elmira

• HOLTBYHOLME DUPLEX LILAC EX-94-2E

Bred and owned by Holtbyholme Holsteins, Port Perry

• M ETDALE DENISON KYLA EX-94-3E

Bred by Ronald N. Metcalf, Bowmanville; owned by Almet Farms Ltd., Bowmanville

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• SQUIBBLAND EMILY GEMINI EX-94-2E

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in each age division for September 2017 through the end of November 2017! ANIMAL NAME

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AGE

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STANTONS CAPITAL JULYAH

GP-82

01-09

417

430

431

1278

(+126)

(+120)

(+134)

(+380)

S-S-HOLSTEIN DORCY 2853

G-75

01-10

434

435

420

1289

(+118)

(+118)

(+103)

(+339)

GILLETTE LOTTOMAX CLEARVIEW

VG-85

01-09

323

434

354

1111

(+74)

(+161)

(+100)

(+335)

STANTONS CAPITAL READELLE

VG-85

01-10

373

446

388

1207

(+82)

(+136)

(+91)

(+309)

VG-85

01-10

392

433

373

1198

(+100)

(+120)

(+73)

(+293)

GILLETTE GREENWAY SERENA

VG-85

02-01

382

422

424

1228

(+132)

(+147)

(+168)

(+447)

S-S-HOLSTEIN CHASE 2606

GP-82

02-11

399

570

405

1374

(+83)

(+252)

(+89)

(+424)

GERANN FEVER SHAYE

VG-88

02-11

332

347

345

1024

(+125)

(+144)

(+132)

(+401)

CASSON DOORMAN DINGO

GP-83

02-01

376

454

412

1242

(+98)

(+155)

(+130)

(+383)

WEST PORT ORLANDO MACKENZIE P

GP-82

02-03

354

382

383

1119

(+101)

(+122)

(+121)

(+344)

GILLETTE MASCALESES WENDYLY

VG-88

03-01

385

395

372

1152

(+135)

(+120)

(+116)

(+371)

ALEXERIN SUPERSIRE 1334

GP-83

03-09

369

429

409

1207

(+77)

(+145)

(+120)

(+342)

DROOGH ENERGY 713

GP-82

03-03

337

341

326

1004

(+122)

(+108)

(+103)

(+333)

KINGSWAY LUMI SMASHING

VG-89

03-04

337

402

327

1066

(+102)

(+133)

(+91)

(+326)

CLOVERMEAD MERIDIAN 929

GP-81

03-03

308

328

311

947

(+105)

(+115)

(+102)

(+322)

HASLILAND ADELE SUPERSTITION

GP-81

04-08

354

410

345

1109

(+116)

(+150)

(+115)

(+381)

ROSENHILL SHOTTLE YOLANDA

EX-90

04-01

361

439

342

1142

(+102)

(+156)

(+87)

(+345)

DAIRI-ACRES RUFFIAN 1343

GP-80

04-09

427

323

395

1145

(+162)

(+44)

(+120)

(+326)

KOOPYCREST JASPER VIVACEOUS

EX-90

04-01

362

424

366

1152

(+83)

(+125)

(+86)

(+294)

CLEAR-ECHO MCUTCHEN 2820-ET

VG-85

04-00

305

406

354

1065

(+55)

(+131)

(+98)

(+284)

ONEOAK DOLMAN 113

G-79

04-01

351

307

354

1012

(+113)

(+60)

(+111)

(+284)

BOSDALE BOLTON PORTRAIT

EX-91

05-10

330

507

306

1143

(+70)

(+220)

(+51)

(+341)

GILLETTE WINDBROOK TRACY

EX-90

05-03

321

427

350

1098

(+71)

(+152)

(+94)

(+317)

MARK-A-VALLEY MANIFOLD BERINA

VG-87

05-10

342

409

323

1074

(+89)

(+142)

(+71)

(+302)

UP-RIDGE LAUTHORITY GUMMYBEAR

EX-91

05-03

312

416

319

1047

(+50)

(+147)

(+58)

(+255)

MOUNTAINOAK SHOTTLE OLRIGHT

EX-90

05-01

364

328

354

1046

(+93)

(+60)

(+88)

(+241)

HOLZER BEAUTYFULL DESIGN

EX-93

07-01

394

454

390

1238

(+120)

(+163)

(+119)

(+402)

HOLZER GIGI CHAMPAGNE

EX-91

08-05

377

479

361

1217

(+103)

(+188)

(+90)

(+381)

HOLZER MYSTRI SHOCK

EX-93

06-05

372

462

340

1174

(+95)

(+165)

(+65)

(+325)

SPRINGHOPE FBI DANICA

VG-87

06-09

333

324

319

976

(+115)

(+85)

(+98)

(+298)

MARK-A-VALLEY WILDMAN AIMEE

EX-90

08-10

360

361

345

1066

(+109)

(+96)

(+93)

(+298)

YEARLINGS STANTON BROS LIMITED, ILDERTON ONTARIO INC 1024248, ST. BERNARDIN FERME GILLETTE INC, EMBRUN

STANTON BROS LIMITED, ILDERTON STANTONS BEE SOMETHING-ET STANTON BROS LIMITED, ILDERTON

2 YEAR OLDS FERME GILLETTE INC, EMBRUN ONTARIO INC 1024248, ST. BERNARDIN ROOSBURG FARMS INC, ATHENS CASSON HOLSTEINS, BEEBROOK FARMS, SEELEY'S BAY SCOTT WILSON, PORT PERRY

3 YEAR OLDS FERME GILLETTE INC, EMBRUN

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UPCOMING SALES: Feb. 16 – Ontario Mennonite Relief Sale, 11 a.m., Carson’s, Listowel Feb. 26-28 – Deal or No Deal Tag Sale, Kaymanor Holsteins, Stratford Mar. 14-15 – Kingsway Tag Sale, Kingsway Farms, Hastings

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Branch News Baby News! Congratulations to Ontario Holstein Branch Director Brad Lowry and Lindsay Cavanagh of Penlow Farms on the birth of their son, Callum, on October 21, 2017. Callum, the adorable little bull calf appearing on the left of this photo, was born just eight days before his cousin, Hadley (on the right) and weighed 8 lbs, 1 oz. Callum is the grandson of Allan and Donna Lowry of Penlow Farms, and Christine and the late Cecil Cavanagh of Cavencrest Holsteins, both of Almonte, Ont. Both babies have a connection to the Holstein community, with Hadley’s greatgrandfather, Bill Carss (Sandycrest Holsteins), having served as a National Board Director.

Congratulations Kris! Congratulations to Kris MacLeod, who served as our Eastern Ontario Field Rep for 10 years. Kris recently accepted a new position as a Semen Salesman for EastGen, where he started earlier this month. Throughout his career at the Ontario Holstein Branch, Kris has had many noteworthy accomplishments. He is credited with helping to develop our current All-Ontario program and was pivotal in working with the Assist Expo team in bringing the program to several fairs and major shows. He also worked hard to develop and carry out a social media strategy for the Branch and grew our online following significantly over the past few years. In addition to all of this, he served his members with pride integrity, and always made us laugh. We wish him all the best! Kris and his wife, Laura, recently welcomed a new addition to their family as well. Their son, Lochlan Millan MacLeod was born November 15, 2017 and weighed 8 lbs, 1 oz. He and big sister, Kenna, were on Santa’s nice list this year.

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Oxford County AGM, Dualane Holsteins January 19 Haldimand-Norfolk Banquet, Jarvis Community Center, 6:30 pm January 22 Eastern Ontario Executive Meeting, Grenville Mutual, Kemptville January 23 East-Central Executive Meeting, St. Thomas United Church, Millbrook 10:30am January 24 West-Central Executive Meeting, Oryan Catering, Guelph

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Elgin County Banquet, Springfield Community Center, 7:00 pm February 24 Ontario County Banquet, Sandford February 27 Western District Farm Tours, Perth County February 27 EastGen Evening of Excellence, Festival Inn, Stratford 6:00 pm February 28 Ontario Holstein AGM, Festival Inn, Stratford 10:00 am

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Corrections In our Fall 2017 issue, we incorrectly published the results of the Durham County Holstein Show. The correct results can be found below. As well, the Grand Champion for Niagara County should have been listed as Brookturn Empire Stacey. On our page of Junior Show results, we noted that Keaton Phoenix of Durham East had Reserve Champion Calf at the East-Central Junior Show. Keaton is, in fact, from Durham West. We apologize for the oversights.

Durham Holstein Show September 7, 2017 Judge: Kevin McGriskin – 81 Head Junior Champion: Greenlark Lilac Mccutchen Ridge-Field & Elmbrook Holsteins Reserve Junior Champion: Maifield Solomon Kroner Almet Farms Ltd. Grand Champion: Metdale Denison Kyla Almet Farms Ltd. Reserve Grand Champion: Maifield Seaver Michelle Almet Farms Ltd. Premier Breeder & Altona Lea Holsteins Premier Exhibitor:

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Farm: Feederlane Farms Ltd., Wainfleet, Ont. Herd Size: Milking 85 cows Operation Type: Compost Pack Barn - Double 8 Parabone Parlour 1. What is your family’s history with Holsteins?

Our family’s Holstein history started in 1973 when my dad, Don, quit his job as a welder and began shipping milk from the Milking Shorthorns that came with the farm he had purchased from his uncle. The day he started shipping milk, the calves were separated from the cows and the cows who tolerated milking were kept and those that didn’t, left. Don then began purchasing registered Holsteins to replace those animals. He bought animals from many Niagara breeders and we still have several descendants of these families in the barn today.

2. What are your breeding goals? Our goal is to breed a well-balanced cow and one that will show and classify well, produce a large volume of good quality milk, and do this without needing special attention for illness or breeding. She would score at least 87 points as a 3rd calver, have positive production traits and calve annually.

3. What genetic tools are most important in your breeding program?

We try to correctively mate all cows and use Semex bulls almost exclusively on our Holsteins, unless we are looking for a special trait. We have not had much luck flushing cows, and because we sell the weaker animals from our good cow families, we have trouble finding animals to use the embryos we do get. On the up side, we have had a few pleasant surprises from some of those cows we underestimated. Feederlane Final Cut Emery, who was Grand Champion at our Niagara Holstein Show in 2013, is a perfect example of that.

7. If you could improve one thing in your herd/operation, what would it be? We are currently working on improving our DHI Herd Management Score, especially the Udder Health and Heifer Fertility components.

8. If you could have ANY cow standing in your barn, who would it be and why? It would have to be Feederlane Allen Tamara. She was the first cow I remember making the breeding decision for so she holds a special place in my heart. Tamara went on to score EX-91-6E 2* and make 115,000 kg of milk in her nine lactations. She and her twin sister were Grand and Reserve Champion Cows at our Holstein Show in 2006.

9. What is one thing you would tell a young farmer starting out that you wish you had been told? My dad has always said in order to be successful in

this industry, you constantly have to be learning. This means attending meetings and reading all you can in breed magazines in order to operate your farm at its peak. Raising three young children while running a dairy farm, I only wish I would have had more time to follow his advice!

10. How do you use genomic information in your herd and what are your thoughts on the future of genomics? We are currently breeding about a third of our herd to genomic young sires. The use of genomics has allowed us to use a greater variety of blood lines in our herd. I believe genomics will increase the rate and consistency of genetic progress in the future; it is very exciting to think of how quickly that the ideal cow will evolve.

11. Being in the breeding business, what traits do you find sell the best? What trait do you value most? We find well-attached udders that produce 4. Describe the ultimate/ideal cow for your operation. The ideal cow on our good volumes of milk, along with good feet and legs are the traits farm is the cow we enjoy milking. She has a well-attached udder, with that sell the best. Those are also the traits that we value the most. good feet and legs and lots of power. After she calves, we don’t have to In the early years, we had a lot of red bloodlines in our herd and we give her any individual attention until she calves again. are just starting to get some of that back. 5. What cow in your barn is currently the “Heart of the Herd”? Feederlane Outside Emily EX-5E is a herd favourite. She is currently 12. Which bulls do you feel have had the most impact on your herd over the years and in her 9th lactation and just surpassed 100,000 kg of milk! Emily is a today? In the past, Allen, Storm, September Storm, FBI, and Goldwyn powerhouse of a cow, always been quick to breed back. She has been in have worked well and contributed most of our Master Breeder points. the top three class winners at our Holstein Show four times. Fever, Sid and Impression have also worked well. We are currently using Lautrust, Doorman, Capital Gain, High Octane and Unix. 6. What are you most proud of in your herd/operation? We were honoured to receive our Master Breeder Shield in 2015 - it had 13. What are the management practices in place on your farm that you feel contribute been a dream for many years. We are also proud to have been Premier Breeder at our Holstein Show in 2006, 2014 and 2017 and to have won the most to the success of your operation? Why? Cow comfort is a high priority Grand Champion Cow six times since 2002. I really love being able to on our farm and our cows are housed on a compost pack. We try to share my passion for these cows with my family and enjoy seeing our kids always work quietly around our cows and are able to walk into the pack develop their own diversity in our herd! Matthew’s prefix is Marshville and sort cows for breeding or clipping without a lot of disturbance. and he owns both Holsteins and Jerseys. Emma’s prefix is Feederline and The cows are calm, which I find very important when I am working she showed the Honourable Mention cow at the All-Ontario Junior Show in the barn by myself. As a woman who is running the farm, I need to in Ilderton this year – Mottle Advance Miley VG 87-2YR. Hunter is hop- find different ways of working with the cows that does not always rely ing to purchase his first Holstein next year for his 4-H calf. on strength to get the job done.

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