National Awards

Master Breeder Award


The 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.

2022 Master Breeder Recipient

Wendon Holstein- 3rd Master Breeder Shield

Alberta Master Breeders

2021- New Mars Dairy (NEWMARS)- Millet
2021- Rocky Mountain Holsteins (ROCKYMOUNTAIN)- Water Valley
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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