More than 2,500 Holstein members and fans were riveted to their screen on Saturday evening to watch the live unveiling of the 19 new Canadian Master Breeders. This was the second edition of this virtual event, hosted by Brad Eggink, Manager, Classification and Field Services, and Audrey Morneau, a young dairy producer from Quebec.
Of the breeders who received this exciting news, 10 come from Quebec, four (4) from Ontario, two (2) from Nova Scotia, two (2) from Alberta and one (1) from New Brunswick, and one (1) from New Brunswick. Congratulations to all these breeders on winning the most coveted Holstein Canada award.
Since its beginning in 1929, the Master Breeder Award recognizes the breeding achievements of Holstein Canada members and is seen as the pinnacle of success. Since its inception, more than 1,000 Master Breeder shields have been handed out. Recipients are recognized for building herds with the best ratio of cows that are the complete package – high production and outstanding conformation with great reproduction, health and longevity.
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.