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Joining the Ranks – 2014 Master Breeders Revealed
January 6, 2015

Brantford, ON—– It has become an annual tradition that Holstein Canada kicks off each new year by announcing the new crop of Master Breeder recipients. This year is no exception. Holstein Canada is pleased to announce the 21 Master Breeders who will be honoured at the 2015 National Holstein Convention in Fredericton, NB this coming April.

Of the 21 breeders who received exciting news today, 52% (11) are first-time recipients of a Master Breeder shield, while the remaining are previous shield winners with eight breeders receiving their second shield and two receiving an impressive third shield! 12 breeders are from Ontario; seven from Québec; and one each from Manitoba and British Columbia. The Master Breeders will be honoured at the prestigious Master Breeder Banquet on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Since its beginning in 1929, the Master Breeder program has become the most coveted Holstein Canada award. Only 965 Master Breeder shields have been awarded in the award’s 85-year existence. These “Master” breeders are recognized for having mastered the art of breeding balanced cattle – high production and outstanding conformation with great reproduction, health and longevity. Congratulations to the 21 2014 Master Breeders who now join the ranks of the most elite breeders across Canada!

ALABON – Alabon Farms Ltd – Josh Ireland, Teeswater, ON

BENNER – Benner Holsteins Ltd – Don, Tim & Scott Penner,  Steinbach, MB

DERIC – Ferme Lavigne Inc – Jean-Pierre, Alain, Shana, Rachel, Adele, Verscin, Flavier et Isakiel Lavigne, St.e Anne De Prescott, ON

DESNETTE – Desnette Holstein –  Sandra Verville, Carl Laurie et Marianne Desrochers, Warwick, QC

DROLIE – Drolet & Fils – Henriette Ghielen, Pierre, Pierre-Luc, Samuel et Genevieve Drolet, St. Raymond, QC

GLENWIN – Patti Alsop –  Singhampton, ON

GOULDHAVEN, Gouldhaven Farms – Barry Gould, Foresters Falls, ON

HEIWA – Heiwa Farm – Walter & Heidi Von Ah, St. Albert ON

KARONA – Pierre Caron – Louise Marcous, Pierre, Odrey, Marie-Michelle et Pierre-Oliver Caron, Plessisville, QC

LILBRI – Lilbri Holsteins – Lillian Drummond, Almonte, ON

MASKITA – Ferme Maskita – Sebastien Roy, St. Hyacinthe, QC

MILIBRO – Ferme Milibro Inc – Daniel Brochu et Isabelle Dubois, Tingwick QC

NARWOOD – Don & Diane Catt – Don & Dianne Catt, St. Thomas, ON

RICSTAR – Ferme Gourin-Ricstar –  Eric Bréniel, Elise Sawyer et William Sawyer-Bréniel, St. Hyacinthe QC

RISKINBROOK – Joe McGriskin & Family – Joe McGriskin, Norwood, ON

SIGNATURE – Signature Holsteins – Michael & Thea Farlinger, Morrisburg, ON

SILVERRIDGE – Silverridge Farms Ltd – Charlie & Dan Dykxhoorn, Springfield, ON

SUNTOR – Suntor Holsteins – Fred, Ruth, Kevin, Amanda & Sheila Sundborg, Ormstown, QC

TELFORD – Telford Farms – James & Julie Telford, Abbotsford, BC

WALNUTLAWN – Walnutlawn Farms Ltd – Burnell, Darlene, Adam & Bethany Zehr, Woodstock, ON

WHITNELL – Whitnell Holsteins – Howard & Ineke Augustine, Wainfleet, ON


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