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Breeder Stories

Ferme Pierre Boulet – Home of the Leading Ladies

This year’s Canadian National Holstein Convention will be held in one of the oldest cities in North America: Quebec City.

Australia’s Princess Family Consistent for Type

It’s a story of a different kind of royal family, proving type-leading success is about to take the Holstein world by storm.

Home Sweet Home
Norm Nabholz, IA

Beautiful farms with beautiful barns have always intrigued me. Even though some of the greatest dairy cows in history started their career in meager surroundings

With Cows, Personality is Everything

Most dairy farmers would say that cows have incredible personalities, some more prominent than others, but just like people all have a certain way about them. Over the year’s many memories have been shared about great cows with great personalities,

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Yonkman Dairy Farm – 75 years of rich Michigan history

Yonkman Dairy Farm welcomed guests from across the country to their farm in McBain, MI, for the US National Holstein Convention host day tour. Started in 1944 by William Yonkman, today the herd is managed by Molly Pluger, the third

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Australia’s champion Fernleaf sets the bar for Global Marketability
Casey Treloar

It was the phone call between two international photographers and the friendship of multiple industry professionals that lead to a record breaking Jersey sale, and a championship dream.

Robotics in the City…Lenkaitis & Andara Holsteins

With their farm located in the fifth most populated county in Illinois and houses encroaching from all sides, the Lenkaitis family of St. Charles recently decided to modernize their operation within their farm’s already established footprint.

Dahlia Holsteins: Celebrating the first year of Dairy Farming

Most dairy farm profiles that are featured on websites and in-print feature a long history of development spanning over sometimes many generations, but for Kristin Dahl, one of BC’s newest dairy producers, the history is happening now as she celebrates

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Did You Know – The History of the Master Breeder Program
Amanda Poelman

Every year, usually in the spring, Breed Associations across the country hand out the coveted Master Breeder award to a select few of their members.

Luck-E Holsteins – 2018 R&W Young Breeder

A tour of Luck-E Holsteins in Hampshire, IL, kicked off the 2018 National Red & White Convention on June 20. Home to household names like Asia, Kandi and Awesome-Red, guests were welcomed by Dennis and Beth Engel, and sons, Matt

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Green Meadow Farms – A Lasting Legacy

This year’s US National Holstein Convention will be held in Traverse City, MI. Michigan has a rich history in agriculture and its wide variety of commodity crops, fruits, vegetables and animals make it #2 in the US for agricultural diversity.

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Wolfe Family and Ovaltop Farms win McKown Master Breeder Award

The philosophy at Ovaltop has always been to breed a top herd of registered Holsteins while improving each generation by pursuing exceptional type

Passion Drives Derboven towards a Successful Future
Katie Davidson

Regarded as one of Germany’s top Holstein breeders, Conny Derbervon’s passion and enthusiasm is equally matched by each of his three daughters.

2017 Master Breeder Profile: Zimmer Holsteins, Alberta

Daysland, AB, located approximately an hour and half southeast of Edmonton, is home to Zimmer Holsteins and the Zimmer family. Duane Zimmer, largely in charge of the milking herd, became the youngest person ever to be recognized with a Master

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2017 Master Breeder Profile: Oostview Farm Ltd., Ontario

Located in Oxford County, Ontario, halfway between London and Woodstock, is the town of Lakeside. Lakeside is home to one of 2017’s newest Master Breeder’s, Oostview Farm Ltd. Hugh Van Oostveen and family are pleased to have received their first

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Summer 2018

  • AB Prov Jr Dairy Show Chp Showperson, Chelsea Van Rootselaar, Res Alice Hehli, & HM Paige Whalen (congrats!)

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