On November 19 and 20, the National Holstein Shows were held in the city of Saint-Hyacinthe, QC. Exhibitors from all over Canada were on-site with 480 animals in total, including 90 Red and White. Some even came from the United States to show in front of Judge Thierry Jaton and his associate, Giuseppe Beltramino (Black and White), as well as Judge Mike Farlinger (Red and White). All did a fantastic job and were pleased with the large number of animals exhibited. More than 500 spectators were able to attend the event in person, and 26,700 followed the judging live from 34 different countries via the Livestream, which was offered with English and French commentary by key people within the breed.
The prestigious Master Breeder Gala was held concurrently. Approximately 30 2019-2020 Master Breeders recipients came from all over Canada, including one from British Columbia, to be honoured by many of their peers and industry stakeholders. In his speech, Vincent Landry, Chief Executive Officer, highlighted the terrible disaster that many producers from Western Canada are currently facing. A fundraising campaign is underway and we would like to invite the members of Holstein Canada, as well as all the industry partners, to be generous.
Holstein Canada and its Organizing Committee would like to thank the Société d’Agriculture de Saint-Hyacinthe for their hospitality and would like to invite Holstein enthusiasts to watch or re-watch the judging of each class online on our Youtube Channel. (soon available)
For the very first time, Holstein Canada is presenting the All-Canadian Contest. Now that the Show Season is officially over, we invite breeders to enter their animals before November 30.
About Holstein Canada
With 9,200 members, Holstein Canada is responsible for maintaining the Holstein Herdbook under the Federal Animal Pedigree Act of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). The Association provides many services to its members to help them evaluate, select and improve their herds through genetic improvement programs. For more information, visit our website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.