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Breeder Stories

Master Breeder Profile – Ferme Séric, Quebec

Ferme Séric, located approximately 45 minutes south east of Montreal, just outside of Napierville, QC, is owned and operated by Eric Grégoire and his wife Lucie Angers, and their 3 girls, Kassandra, Anna-Belle and Abigaëlle. They are very honoured to

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Dairy women making an Impact
Compiled by Lexi Wright

Featured in our 2017 Fall Special Edition, we are introduced to six extraordinary Dairy women who are making an impact in the industry.

Kedar- Focus On The Future
Claire Swale

When tragedy struck and Foot and Mouth wiped out the whole herd, the Lochhead family could either sink or swim, dwell on the past or “Focus on the Future”.

Master Breeder Profile: Loyalyn Holsteins, Ontario

Loyalyn Holsteins, located 10 minutes west of Owen Sound, ON, is owned and operated by Rob and Alice Bumstead, and their daughter Cynthia (18). They are very honoured to be receiving their first Master Breeder Shield.

Breeding Cows for a Sustainable Future-Lovholm Holsteins
Lexi Wright

Many breeders can only ever dream of breeding a cow that stands in the top five, or perhaps even a Champion, at World Dairy Expo. Only in their mid 30’s, Michael and Jessica Lovich of Lovholm Holsteins have not only

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Breeder Tour: Palmyra Farm

Cowmso welcomes Palmyra Farm, MD, to the Breeder Tour. Learn more about this exciting herd of Registered Ayrshires and Holsteins, who captured Grand Champion honors at the 2017 International Ayrshire Show with homebred favorite, Palmyra Berkely P Ruth.

Celebrating a Legend – Bertram Stewart

With the passing of 4-H Pioneer Bert Stewart, we revisit our interview with him that appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of Cowsmopolitan Dairy Magazine. 

For whom the trophy was named
Norm Nabholz

Perfectionist, competitor and brilliant were all words used in describing Duncan MacKenzie (or as his many friends referred to him as “Dunc”) but the words most used were “Gentleman”, a true gentleman. 

Growth Drives Success – Darcroft Holsteins
Lexi Wright

Every farmer enjoys working with family on a successful farm. Hopefully that success allows for the development of a long-term plan for keeping the farm in the family for the next generation.

The Greatest Generation
Norm Nabholz

One of the best books I have ever read was a book by Tom Brokaw, noted journalist and former T.V. newsman entitled “The Greatest Generation”.

Genetics – The Driving Force for Success!
Lexi Wright

As milk price continues to fluctuate across the United States profit driven goals become increasingly important.

Cleland Family Farm – Clearly Quality Cattle
Nicole Breunig

Being two points away from winning the Premier Breeder at the 2016 World Dairy Expo Red & White Show was quite the accomplishment as there were just six Cleland prefixed animals at the show this year.

Brown Heaven – The Team Behind Fantasy
Lexi Wright

We revisit an article featuring Brown Swiss herd, Brown Heaven Farm, which was featured in our Winter 2016 edition.

The Queens Caretakers
Norm Nabholz

We revisit Jersey herd, Meadow Ridge Jerseys, who were featured in our Fall Special 2014 edition. 

Consistently Rising to the Top

We revisit Ayrshire herd, De La Paline, who was featured in our Winter 2014 edition. A name recognized locally, nationally and internationally through their consistent top standings at local and major shows.


Spring 2018


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