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Canadian National Holstein Convention
April 13, 2017

Brantford, Ont. – Over 600 Holstein enthusiasts congregated in Ontario as Holstein Canada’s National Holstein Convention and 134th Annual General Meeting was held April 5-8, 2017 in York Region.


The volunteer organizing committee, led by Co-Chairs Sandy O’Hara and Brad Hulshof, did a fantastic job of ensuring the convention attendees “experienced the city lights” as promised during their stay in “Moo York”.

Farm Tours, Sale, Show & Festivities

Convention participants were welcomed by 14 Holstein families who opened their barn doors for farm tour day to showcase their herds and operations. Along with seeing great cows and well-managed operations, tour participants were impressed by the York Region hospitality, including the tractor tow service that rescued one of the buses during the wintery weather. Participants made the trip to Stratford to check out the latest and greatest in service and technology at Canadian Dairy Xpo, while both the Ontario Spring Discovery Show and Taste of Ontario Sale were great successes. Throughout the week, convention participants were treated to a wide variety of York Region inspired events, socializing, food and entertainment, including a private concert by The James Barker Band at the Bull Pen Sports Bar.

Annual General Meeting

The 134th Holstein Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM) was extremely well-attended in Richmond Hill. Reports from the outgoing President Robert Chabot and CEO Ann Louise Carson were presented, along with the financial report and 2017 budget, and updates from the Classification and Show Committees. 10 member resolutions were presented, including one resolution that came from the floor. Of the 10 resolutions, eight were passed and two defeated. Special guests who addressed the members included DFC Executive member Ian Harrop who highlighted the close relationship between Holstein Canada and DFC, especially in the field of proActionÂź cattle assessments.

Those in attendance celebrated the Century of Holstein award presentations made to two families recognized for 100 years of continuous membership with Holstein Canada: the Innes family (CITYVIEW), Woodstock, Ont.; and the Carmichael family (MEDWAY), Ilderton, Ont. Two distinguished certificates were also presented at this year’s meeting. Albert Cormier of Orton, Ont. was presented with a Certificate of Superior Accomplishment, while Steve Dolson of Atwood, Ont. received a Certificate of Recognition. Association Education awards were also recognized by the participants with winner Taylor Nelson accepting the award on behalf of the six recipients.

2016 Cow of the Year Announced

Earning the 2016 title of Cow of the Year was Kingsway Terrason Allie. Bred by Kingsway Farms of Hastings, Ont., breeder and co-owner Gord McMillan was on-hand to accept the award.

Orville Schmidt Elected New President for 2017-2018

Following the AGM, the Holstein Canada Board of Directors elected Orville Schmidt of Rollyview, Alta. (SOUTHRISE) as the 2017-2018 Holstein Canada President. Orville will be supported by 1st Vice-President, Harry Van der Linden of Antigonish, N.S. (LINDENRIGHT) with Gerald Schipper of Aylmer, Ont. (SKIPWELL) selected to fill the 2nd Vice-President position.

Master Breeders Celebrated

To conclude a fantastic week in Ontario, a wonderful evening with all of the promised glitz & glam was held to celebrate and honour the achievements of the 2016 Master Breeders. New this year, a video from each of the winning herds was presented during the ceremony. Congratulations again to the families and individuals who received their Master Breeder shield in 2016!

2018 Convention plans underway

The crowd at the AGM was treated to an entertaining video as the 2018 Convention committee made their official invitation for Holstein enthusiasts to attend the 2018 National Holstein Convention, which will be held from April 10-14, 2018 in Quebec City. Look forward to seeing more details as the final 2018 Convention schedule is set and website is launched in the fall of 2017.

2016 Annual Report Available to all Members
For those Holstein Canada members interested in receiving a FREE copy of the 2016 Annual Report, please contact Jennifer Kyle at jkyle@holstein.ca or by calling 1-855-756-8300 ext. 234. Alternatively, the Annual Report can be found online on Holstein Canada’s website by clicking here or visiting www.holstein.ca,News & Events Annual Report.

For a more detailed recap of the 2017 National Holstein Convention and AGM, watch for the July-August issue of InfoHolstein. Photos are also currently posted on Holstein Canada social media channels.

« Moo York » organise le CongrÚs national Holstein 2017
Brantford (Ont.) – Plus de 600 passionnĂ©(e)s Holstein se sont retrouvĂ©s dans la rĂ©gion de York en Ontario pour le CongrĂšs national et l’AssemblĂ©e gĂ©nĂ©rale annuelle des membres de Holstein Canada du 5 au 8 avril 2017. Le comitĂ© organisateur, composĂ© de bĂ©nĂ©voles et dirigĂ© par les coprĂ©sidents Sandy O’Hara et Brad Hulshof a fait de l’excellent travail pour permettre aux participants de « dĂ©couvrir les lumiĂšres de la ville » pendant leur sĂ©jour Ă  « Moo York. »
Visites de fermes, Vente, Exposition et festivités
Les participants au CongrĂšs ont Ă©tĂ© accueillis par 14 familles Holstein qui leur ont ouvert les portes de leurs Ă©tables pour la journĂ©e des visites de ferme pour leur montrer leurs troupeaux et leurs exploitations. Les participants aux visites ont pu voir de trĂšs belles vaches et des exploitations bien gĂ©rĂ©es; ils ont Ă©tĂ© impressionnĂ©s par l’hospitalitĂ© de la rĂ©gion de York, y compris lorsqu’un tracteur a remorquĂ© l’un des autobus par un temps hivernal. Les participants sont allĂ©s Ă  Stratford pour dĂ©couvrir les services et technologies Ă  la fine pointe au salon Canadian Dairy Xpo. L’exposition Ontario Spring Discovery et la Vente Taste of Ontario ont elles-aussi Ă©tĂ© de belles rĂ©ussites. Tout au long de la semaine, les congressistes ont pu participer Ă  des activitĂ©s inspirĂ©es de la rĂ©gion de York : relations sociales, repas et divertissement, y compris un concert privĂ© du groupe The James Barker Band lors de la soirĂ©e Bar des sports Bull Pen.
Assemblée générale annuelle
La 134e AssemblĂ©e gĂ©nĂ©rale annuelle (AGA) de Holstein Canada a enregistrĂ© un trĂšs bon taux de participation Ă  Richmond Hill. Les membres ont pu suivre les rapports du prĂ©sident sortant Robert Chabot, de la chef de la direction Ann Louise Carson, ainsi que le rapport financier et le budget 2017, des mises Ă  jour du ComitĂ© consultatif sur la classification et du ComitĂ© des expositions. 10 rĂ©solutions Ă©manant des membres ont Ă©tĂ© prĂ©sentĂ©es, dont une soumise par l’assemblĂ©e. Sur ces 10 rĂ©solutions, huit (8) ont Ă©tĂ© adoptĂ©es et deux (2) rejetĂ©es. Ian Harrop, membre du bureau des PLC, s’est adressĂ© Ă  l’assemblĂ©e et a soulignĂ© le lien Ă©troit entre Holstein Canada et les PLC, en particulier sur le terrain avec les Ă©valuations des animaux proActionÂź.
Deux familles ont reçu la reconnaissance Un SiĂšcle de Holstein pour rĂ©compenser 100 ans d’adhĂ©sion continue Ă  Holstein Canada : la famille Innes (CITIVIEW) de Woodstock (Ont.) et la famille Carmichael (MEDWAY) d’Ilderton (Ont.). Cette annĂ©e, deux prestigieux certificats ont Ă©galement Ă©tĂ© dĂ©cernĂ©s : Albert Cormier d’Orton (Ont.) a reçu le Certificat de mĂ©rite supĂ©rieur et Steve Dolson d’Atwood (Ont.) a reçu le Certificat de reconnaissance. Les congressistes ont aussi pu fĂ©liciter les six laurĂ©at(e)s des bourses d’études reprĂ©sentĂ©s par Taylor Nelson.
Vache de l’annĂ©e 2016
Kingsway Terrason Allie a remportĂ© le titre de Vache de l’annĂ©e 2016. ÉlevĂ©e par Kingsway Farms Ă  Hastings (Ont.), son Ă©leveur et copropriĂ©taire Gord McMillan Ă©tait prĂ©sent pour recevoir ce titre.
Orville Schmidt Ă©lu prĂ©sident pour l’annĂ©e 2017-2018
AprĂšs l’AGA, le conseil d’administration de Holstein Canada a Ă©lu Orville Schmidt de Rollyview (Alb.)
(SOUTHRISE) au poste de prĂ©sident pour l’annĂ©e 2017-2018. Orville sera Ă©paulĂ© par Harry Van der Linden
d’Antigonish (N.-É.) au poste de 1er vice-prĂ©sident, et par Gerald Schipper d’Aylmer (Ont.) au poste de 2e viceprĂ©sident.
Les MaĂźtres-Ă©leveurs Ă  l’honneur
Pour conclure une semaine fantastique en Ontario, une magnifique soirée paillettes et glamour était organisée
pour célébrer et rendre hommage aux Maßtres-éleveurs 2016. Une nouveauté cette année : une vidéo de chacun
des troupeaux Ă  l’honneur a Ă©tĂ© diffusĂ©e pendant la cĂ©rĂ©monie. Toutes nos fĂ©licitations aux familles et individus
qui ont reçu la plaque de Maßtre-éleveur en 2016!
Organisation du CongrĂšs 2018 en cours
Le comité organisateur du CongrÚs 2018 a invité officiellement tous les passionné(e)s Holstein au CongrÚs
national Holstein 2018 sur fond de vidĂ©o divertissante. L’an prochain, le CongrĂšs aura lieu dans la ville de QuĂ©bec
du 10 au 14 avril 2018. Vous aurez plus de dĂ©tails Ă  l’automne 2017 lorsque le programme du CongrĂšs 2018 sera
finalisé et le site Web lancé.
Rapport annuel 2016 Ă  la disposition de tous les membres
Pour les membres de Holstein Canada qui souhaitent recevoir un exemplaire GRATUIT du Rapport annuel 2016,
merci de contacter Jennifer Kyle à jkyle@holstein.ca ou par téléphone au 1 855 756-8300, poste 234. Vous
retrouverez Ă©galement le Rapport annuel en ligne sur le site Web de Holstein Canada en cliquant ici ou Ă 
www.holstein.ca  Nouvelles – ÉvĂ©nements  Rapport annuel.
Vous retrouverez tous les dĂ©tails du CongrĂšs national et de l’AGA 2017 au numĂ©ro de juillet-aoĂ»t de
l’InfoHolstein. Les photos sont accessibles Ă  partir des diffĂ©rents mĂ©dias sociaux de Holstein Canada.

The HOTEL BLOCK at the Sheraton expires March 3rd!

Visit the National Convention Website link below to register for tours or to purchase Master Breeder Tickets.

Click HERE to visit the National Convention Website
Click HERE to view the Facebook Page for the National Convention
Click HERE for the Ontario Spring Discovery National Convention Show Page
Click HERE for the Taste of  Ontario National Convention Sale Page
Click HERE to read more about the Master Breeder Recipients on Cowsmo

Taste of Ontario National Convention Sale Video
Ontario Spring Discovery National Convention Show Video

Revisit the 2017 Canadian National Convention Invitation Video!


“Experience The City Lights” will be the theme for the 2017 Canadian National Holstein Convention April 5th-8th in the York Region and the Greater Toronto Area. The convention will feature the Canadian Dairy Xpo, the Taste of Ontario National Convention Sale and the Ontario Spring Discovery National Convention Show.

CDN Natl Conv 17 Schedule Advert'
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Schedule of Events
Tuesday April 4th
Delegate Arrival

Wednesday April 5th
Canadian Dairy XPO
Taste of Ontario National Convention Sale

Thursday April 6th
Ontario Spring Discovery National Convention Show
Alternative Tour: Don Mills Downtown Day
York Region Heritage Evening & Welcome Night

Friday April 7th
Farm Tours-York Region
Alternate Tour-Holland Marsh
Bull Pen Sports Bar

Saturday April 8th
Annual General Meeting
Master Breeder Gala

 



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