Update on Youth Events

Both the Alberta Youth Dairy Show and the Western Canadian Classic have been postponed until 2021.
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From Alberta Youth Dairy Show committee

“The Alberta Youth Dairy Show committee has had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s show due to the COVID-19 situation.

Plans for the continuation of the show in July of 2021 are already underway. All sponsors will contacted in the next few weeks regarding the show and future plans. All youth will be contacted by their club’s committee representative.

We would like to thank all our supports and look forward to coming back in 2021 with an even more educational and exciting show.
Any questions may be directed towards a committee member or sent to us by PM.

We would like to wish all of our Dairy youth the best of luck in the completion of their 4-H year and success with their projects.”

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From WCC Interprovincial committee

“The WCC Interprovincial Committee has had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s show due to the COVID-19 situation. The AB WCC Committee would like to provide the following update:

“Manitoba will host in 2021, dates yet to be determined. We wish all of our team, community and industry members the best throughout the summer.

We will continue to connect with our youth members and provide updated training on judging, Dairy science, clipping and showmanship through whatever means possible. Please encourage EVERYONE to direct any interested Dairy youth to join the WCC Team AB FB group or send an email to cmorey@ualberta.ca to get added to our contact list.

We plan to come back in 2021 just as strong and connected as we always have been.”
~WCC Team AB Coaching Team: Katelyn, Chance, Markus, Sue, Linsey, & Casey ~

New Holstein Canada CEO

Holstein Canada welcomes Vincent Landry, QC as the new CEO for Holstein Canada!
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2020 Calendar

A big thanks to the breeders that have made yet another great Alberta Holstein Association Calendar for everyone to enjoy throughout 2020!
Innislake Dairy Farm,
Southrise Holsteins,
Baas Dairy,
Lucky Hill Dairy LTD,
Kozak Holsteins,
Lakeland College Canada,
Mosnang Holsteins,
Zimmer Holsteins,
Diamond Park Dairy Ltd.,
Marsfield Dairy,
Chubanna Holsteins
Wendon Holsteins

Also thanks to Kiki Ernst for the use of her picture for the cover.

If you still need a copy, let us know at albertaholstein@gmail.com.

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Fall 2019 Newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter online! Includes results from WCC & Westerner Dairy Showcase, Upcoming Events and more.

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2019 Curtis Clark Achievement Award Winner

Congratulations to Andrew Vander Muelen, the 2019 recipient of the Curtis Clark Achievement Award.
(Full Write-up) Clark Press Release 2019 Winner – Andrew Vander Meulen

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NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vander Meulen Wins Curtis Clark Achievement Award
Highly regarded Jersey dairy cattle breeder, Andrew Vander Meulen, 49, of Avonlea Genetics Inc., Brighton, Ontario, won this year’s Curtis Clark Achievement Award at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ont., on November 8th.

Andrew Vander Meulen and his wife Jennifer, along with their children, Taylor and Will, and Jen’s parents, Jim and Liz Livock, manage Avonlea Genetics, a fourth generation family farm which has earned two Master Breeder awards. The Avonlea herd revolves around balanced, productive animals from deep-pedigreed cow families and currently consists of 20 Excellent, 33 Very Good and four Good Plus cows. The herd has earned over 300 All-Canadian nominations, resulting in 55 All-Canadian and 42 Reserve All-Canadian awards, and has exhibited grand champion cows at both the Royal Winter Fair and World Dairy Expo. The farm also boards and shows cattle for breeders and partners from five different countries. Avonlea has exported embryos to over 30 foreign countries and sells many animals privately and through consignment sales each year. Andrew and Jen also have a successful sales management business and have managed some of the highest averaging Jersey sales in North America, including their own Summer Splash series. An accomplished judge, Andrew has judged National Jersey Shows in five different countries. He has also served on numerous breed and industry committees and is a past president of Jersey Canada.

Vander Meulen is the 33rd recipient of the Clark award which recognizes a Canadian dairy cattle exhibitor who is respected by his peers for his ability, sportsmanship and dedication. The Alberta Holstein Branch established this award in 1988 to honour the late Curtis Clark of Acme Holsteins, a noted Alberta Holstein breeder, cowman and showman.

For additional information, contact Bonnie Cooper
secretary, Curtis Clark Achievement Award Committee,
904 – 12 Rockford Road, North York, ON M2R 3A2;
tel: 416-663-8515; cell: 416-579-6572; e-mail: becooper2010@gmail.com.