A message from the GAHC Board:
Despite the best efforts of our show committee members in conjunction with the Lethbridge exhibition, continuing health restriction measures will not currently allow for us to host our annual Show and Family BBQ at this time.
Board members will be delivering trophies and certificates for our awards in the coming weeks and we will send out the full results after the trophies have been presented.
We look forward to getting together in a formal setting and we are hopeful we can organize an evening with the barn cow event (late summer-Fall 2021)
Green Acres Holstein Club
Congratulations to Sylvia Slingerland on receiving the 2020 Alberta Holstein Scholarship!
Sylvia is part of the Diamond Park Dairy team and is in her 2nd year of the Agriculture Biotechnology program at the University of Lethbridge. Although we were unable to present her with her award at the AGM, board member and Youth Committee Chairperson, Randy Slomp was able to stop in and congratulate Sylvia on her achievement.
“Looking into the future, upon completing my degree in Agriculture Biotechnology, I want to apply to Vet school. It has always been a dream of mine to be able to provide excellent care to large animals that are sick or in need. It pulls at my heart, when I look at a sick animal on our farm or any farm that I am visiting, and not be able to help it.”
We look forward to the 2021 applications coming in this fall and are hopeful we will be able to award up to FOUR scholarships this year!
The 2020 Alberta Breeder of the Year goes to Van Benthem Dairy (BENTHEMMER)!
Congratulations Evert & Jannette, Rolf & Mary and their 4 kids Lars, Noah, Finn & Toby!
Van Benthem’s milk 122 cows with a Rolling Herd BCA of 823. Some of their herd achievements this year include:
2 New VG 2 Year Olds
6 New EX/ME Cows
9 Star Brood Cows
17 Superior Production Awards
11- 60,000 Kg Awards
5- 80,000 Kg Awards
1- 100,000 Kg Award
1 Super 3 Award
Congratulations to Innislake Dairy winning the 2020 Presidents Club Cow with Rockymountain Super Teatro EX-94-5E!
Teatro is currently in her 7th lactation with a lifetime production of 108,607 kgs with a BCA of 308-372-314. She has 1 Superior Lactation and was Grand Champion of the SAHC Barn Cow Competition this past year.
Congratulations to the van de Brake family, Thornspyc Dairy Ltd, Lacombe AB on being awarded their first Master Breeder Shield.