WDE Results

Alberta Bred! Congrats to Skycrest Holsteins, Athabasca, AB on breeding this great cow! Skycrest Mincio Prickles EX-94 was 5th in the 5 Year Old class at World Dairy Expo 2019, she is owned by Oakfield Corners Dairy, Oakfield NY.

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Photo @Ella Wright

Westerner Dairy Showcase- Holstein Canada “Compass” Infosession

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From the Westerner Dairy Showcase Committee

“As we announced last week, Morgan Sangster, Western Canada Field Service Representative, Holstein Canada will be speaking at Westerner Park on Friday, October 18 at 1:00 pm during Westerner Dairy Showcase.

Morgan Sangster will be highlighting ‘Compass,’ a free genetic management software that gives producers exclusive access to the most up-to-date genetic information. This software suggests actions based on your breeding strategy to guide you towards the highest return on investment.

More information on Compass: https://www.holstein.ca/PublicContent/PDFS/info_JulyAug_2019.pdf”

2019 Westerner Dairy Showcase Schedule

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Information for the Westerner Dairy Showcase, Oct. 17-19, is now available! Check out the full prize list for details. Entries close October 10th!
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On Thursday at 4 pm Jason Rietveld, AB will be the judge for the Youth Show presented by Select Sires Genervations.

Friday afternoon at 1 pm there will be speakers from Holstein Canada and Lactanet followed by an ice cream social presented by NutriSource.  As well the Jersey Show will be at 4 pm.

Official Jeff Stephens, ON will be back on Saturday at 9 am to judge the Holstein Open Show.

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Branch and National Scholarships

A reminder that both the Alberta Branch and Holstein Canada are now accepting applications for their scholarship programs!

Alberta Branch deadline- Oct. 31, 2019
2019 Scholarship Application

Holstein Canada deadline- Dec. 20, 2019
2019 Application

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European Young Breeder School- Belgium 2019

Update: Results from Holstein Canada

After an eventful five days participating at the European Young Breeder School, our Team Canada shone bright! A few highlights include:

*Brent Sayles was reserve grand champion show person, also was second top fitter
*Brooke Boonstopple was honourable mention show person, also had reserve champion calf
*Lee Morey third top fitter, placed fourth with his heifer and sixth in his showmanship class
*Frédéric Fortier was first with his heifer as well as first in his showmanship class
*Francis Blanchette was first with his heifer and placed third in his showmanship class
*Clarissa McCallum placed first with her calf and then was second in her showmanship class.

Congratulations for all of your hard work!

 

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Lee Morey- Rochester, AB is currently in Belgium participating in the European Young Breeder School.  Lee earned a spot on the Canadian team as the High Point Participant at WCC in 2018. Good luck Team Canada!

Follow along with results on the EYBS Facebook page!

The 2019 High Point Participant went to Mike Podschadly, BC.