Breeder Stories

Knowlesmere Holsteins: More Than Meets The Eye

Nestled in the quiet country lanes of rural Shropshire, lies Knowlesmere Holsteins; a herd quickly establishing itself as one of the major forces within the UK. Read more about Knowlesmere in this article, that originally appeared in Cowsmopolitan in 2014.

Pinehaven Jerseys: Breeding for the Longterm

This article featuring Pinehaven Jerseys of Oxford, NS first appeared in the Fall 2014 edition of Cowsmopolitan. Read here about this successful Jersey herd, nestled in Canada’s Wild Blueberry region.

The Magnificent Colors of Golden Oaks Farm

This story originally appeared in the Winter 2015 edition of Cowsmopolitan. From the golden canopy of trees lining the farm lane to the foundation green and white buildings, the colors are certainly dynamic at Golden Oaks Farm.

Elite Dairy: Breeding Showring Success

Grace, Treats, Gretchen and Kandid are all household names in the Brown Swiss breed. Each have garnered the Grand Champion banner at World Dairy Expo (WDE) for their owners, Ken Main and Peter Vail of Elite Dairy in Copake Falls,

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Hellender Holsteins: Transmitting Longevity

Enjoy revisiting this article, which originally appeared in the Spring 2015 Cowsmopolitan, about Switzerland’s Hellender Holsteins.

Cedarwal Farms: Shared Vision For Profitability

Situated near Abbotsford in the heart of British Columbia’s Central Fraser Valley, Cedarwal Farms is a well-managed, profitable and diversified family farm. Take a look back at this story, that ran in a previous edition of Cowsmopolitan.

Adolf Langhout-ALH Genetics: Delivering Results

ALH Genetics – a name synonymous within the Holstein industry, not just in Europe, but around the world.

Thomas: The Big Cow That Could

Less than two months ago, a wide-chested freight-train of a cow took the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Madison by storm. By the end of the day, everyone knew who “Thomas” was. This story ran in the Fall Special Edition of

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Ferme Petitclerc: Shows: A Passion, A Way of Life

It was in the early 1960’s that everything started for Ferme Jean-Paul Petitclerc & Fils inc., when Jean-Paul Petitclerc made the acquisition of a small piece of land with about fifteen cross bred cows, in Saint-Basile, Portneuf,

Stranshome: Building on Generations of Passion and Pedigrees

“Sell the best and keep the rest” is a bold statement for any breeder to make; Stranshome Holsteins means it. Any person following show tabloids does not need much more proof than taking a look at recent news from the

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Vray Holsteins: The Road to Colmar

As the bright lights of Colmar and the European Holstein Show approach, Jean-Paul Bichon of Vray Holsteins, impatiently awaits to see the fruits of his breeding programme take centre stage.  (French Verson Below)

Stronger than Ever – Combination Holsteins
Accepting the Master Breeder Shield for Combination Holsteins and her late husband Arthur Versloot, Karen Versloot and her four children, Austin, Alex, Hannah & Josie

The Versloot family perseveres and achieves Arthur Versloot’s goal of a second Master Breeder Shield for Combination Holsteins.

Celebrating Impact Cow Families in Atlantic Canada

According to the Canadian government stats on dairy farming and cow #’s in this country, only 6.4% of the Canadian cow population is located in the four Atlantic provinces:

The Walker Family-generations of successful Agriculture Business

Generations of Successful Agriculture Business

Long Term Sustainability at Clandeboye

The 2,000 acre estate provides the majestic and picturesque backdrop for the Clandeboye herd of Holsteins and Jerseys, owned by Lady Dufferin.


Spring 2017


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