Strong finalists vie for Holstein Canada’s 2013 Cow of the Year – Cowsmo

Strong finalists vie for Holstein Canada’s 2013 Cow of the Year

Holstein Canada’s  annual Cow of the Year competition has kicked off with the selection of the four cows vying the 2013 title.
Nominations were sought in fall 2013. Nominees are evaluated and selected based on a number of criteria such as ancestry and pedigree, production, classification, genetic merit and achievement of offspring.

The nomine booklet, which includes a resume on each finalist and a voting card, will be mailed to HC members in the February-March 2014 “Info Holstein.” Voting options include mailing the postage-paid tear-off voting ballot (Holstein Canada 20 Corporate Place, Brantford, ON N3T 5RA), emailing your vote or voting online from a confidential HC account.

Nominees include:

Vieux Saule Allen Dragonfly, EX-94-2E 14
Breeder/owner: Ferme Du Vieux Saule, St. Esprit, Quebec

Comestar Goldwyn Lilca, VG-89 6
Breeders: Comestar Holstein, Victoriaville, Quebec; Cormdale Genetics Inc., Bethany, Ontario; Genervations Inc., Campbellville, Ontario; Todd J. Whittier, West Sutton, Massachusetts; and Mark Falshaw, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Owners: Genervations Inc.; Maple Wood Farms, Jerseyville, Ontario; and O’Connor Land & Cattle Co., Ajax, Ontario.

Rainyridge Talent Barbara, EX-95 USA 2
Breeders: Rainyridge Holsteins, Laurier, Manitoba; Lampada Holsteins, Carlyle, Saskatchewan; Lakefield Farms, Petersfield, Manitoba; Stone Rose, Cache Creek, British Columbia
Owner: River Valley Dairy, Tremont, Illinois

Gen-I-Beq Shottle Bombi, EX-92 USA 5
Breeder: Syndicat Gen-I-Beq, St. Patrice, Quebec
Owners: Siemers Holstein Farms Inc., Newton, Wisconsin. PD

-Holstein Canada news release-

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