Holstein Canada announces 21 New Master Breeders

Goal: Become Good Breeder. Dream: Become Master Breeder  2012 Master Breeders Announced

At the beginning of each year, Holstein Canada announces the new crop of Master Breeders who are recognized as a distinguished breeder amongst their peers. This award is the pinnacle of success for any Holstein Canada member. The Association is thrilled to announce the 21 Master Breeders who will be honoured at the upcoming 2013 National Holstein Convention in Niagara Falls, ON.

Of the 21 who received the fantastic news today of this milestone achievement, sixty-seven percent (14) were first-time shield recipients while the remaining seven are previous shield winners. Eight breeders were from Québec; eight from Ontario; three from British Columbia; one from Manitoba; and one from Saskatchewan. These Master Breeders will be honoured in a formal gala at the Master Breeder Banquet on Friday, April 12, 2013.

The Master Breeder program is the most prolific Holstein Canada accolade, which began in 1929 when the first shield was awarded. Since then, only 924 Master Breeder shields have been bestowed to Holstein Canada members. These “Master” breeders are recognized for having the best ratio for breeding cows that possess the complete package— high production and outstanding conformation, with high proficiency in reproduction, health, and longevity. Congratulations to the 2012 Master Breeders who now join an elite list of breeders across Canada!

This years MasterBreeders include:

Alpina Dairy Farm Ltd (ALPINA), BC
Berwen Holsteins (BERWEN), ON
Brooknook Farms (BROOKNOOK), BC
Cedarpatch Holsteins (CEDARPATCH), ON
La Ferem Hudon & Fils Inc. (DESDEUXLACS), QC
Ferme Dulet Inc. (DULET), QC
Ferme Gepaquette (2009) Inc., GEPAQUETTE, QC
Glennholme Holsteins (GLENHOLME), ON
Cameron Hickling (HICKLEE), ON
Unholzers-Bushy View (HOLZER), ON
Ferme Jacobs Inc., (JACOBS), QC
Kawartha Holsteins (KAWARTHA), ON
Nexgen Farms (KENMAR), Ken Lishka, SK
John Tamis (LINDRIAN), BC
Ferme Lison Inc (LISON), QC
Ronald Boerchers (RAINYRIDGE), MB
Seelby Holstins Ltd. (SEELBY), ON
Michel Larrivee (SELEXIE), QC
Ferme Val-Bisson Inc (VAL-BISSON), QC
Ferme Vaudal Inc. (VAUDAL), QC
Scott J Wilson (WESTPORT), ON

see full detailed list of the 2012 Master Breeders

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