National Awards

Master Breeder Award

alberta-masters-plaqueThe Master Breeder Shield, the highest honor that an individual member can receive from the Association, designates an outstanding breeder of purebred Holsteins. The number of points required for a Master Breeder Award depends upon the average number of registrations per year, within a maximum of a 20 year period.

Congratulations to the 2021 Master Breeder Recipients

New Mars Dairy- Millet, AB 

The Schrijver Family

Rockymountain Holsteins- Water Valley, AB

Doug Blair, Glenn Hockley & Dr. David Chalack

Alberta Master Breeders

2020-Thornspyc Dairy (THORNSPYC)- Lacombe
2018- Marsfield Dairy (MARSFIELD)- Stettler

2017- Zimmer Holsteins (ZIMMER)- Daysland
2008- Wendon Holsteins (WENDON)- Innisfail
2006- Innislake Holsteins (INNISLAKE)- Olds
2004- Dardel Holstein (DARDEL)- Edmonton
2001- Alta Genetics Inc. (ALTAGEN)- Southern Alberta
2000- Hunter Holsteins (HUNTER)- Ferintosh
2000- Leo Robbins (WILLOBRAKE)- Pincher Creek
1999- Blair Bros (LANGVIEW)- New Norway
1997- Orville Schmidt (SOUTHRISE)- Rollyview
1996- Dale Bienert (BIENERT)- Cooking Lake
1996- Werner Renggli (RUTI)- Didsbury
1995- Wendon Holsteins (WENDON)- Innisfail
1994- Earl Briggs (HIGHCREST)- Gibbons
1993- Allen Kerr (KERROSE)- Camrose
1992- William Linsday (HEATHERBRAE)- Ohaton
1988- Continental Holsteins (CONTINENTAL)- Leduc
1985- Acme Holsteins (ACME)- Carstairs
1984- Sam Chalack (ULTRA)- Cochrane
1980- J. C Copithorne (WHIRLWIND)- Cochrane
1974- George C. Oxtoby (BLUOX)- Innisfail
1974- D.R. Macintosh- (MARIDON)- Okotoks
1965- Pickard & Clark (ACME)- Carstairs
1945- Hays & Co Ltd. (HAYS)- Calgary
1944- B.E. Hosford (TUXEDO)- South Edmonton
1943- J.W. Hosford (DALEDFORS)- South Edmonton
1932- CPR Demonstration Farm (STRATHMORE)- Strathmore

Certificate of Superior Accomplishment Award

Awarded to a person or group whose achievements are based on, but not limited too:

  • Enhancing working relationships both domestically and internationally
  • Marketing and promoting the breed, the Association, and/or Association programs
  • Mentorship and Leadership
  • Education (best farm management practices, conformation, animal health)
  • Outstanding business achievements

In 2016, Norm & Marj Atkins, Continental Holsteins received the Superior Accomplishment Award at the National Convention in Banff.


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