Cow of the Year Finalists Announced
Holstein Canada Releases Names of 2012 Cow of the Year Finalists
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
Holstein Canada recently announced the names of the four finalists for the 2012 Cow of the Year title. The finalists have been selected to compete for the prestigious title of Canada Cow of the Year Award. Nominations began in late fall of 2012 and the selection committee just recently announced the four finalists of the award.
The award began in 1995, which has since become an annual award that recognizes the outstanding achievements of four dairy cows. The nominees are judged on longevity, production, genetic merit, strength of pedigree.
The following are the profiles of the four nominees chosen to compete for the 2012 Cow for the Year title:
Comestar Goldwyn Lilac
Breeders: Comestar Holstein, Victoriaville, Qc; Cormdale Genetics Inc, Bethany, ON; Genervations Inc, Campbellville, ON; Todd J. Whittier, West Sutton, MA; and Mark Falshaw, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Owners: Genervations Inc, Campbellville, ON; Mapel Wood Farms, Jerseyville, ON; and O’Connor Land & Cattle Co, Ajax, ON
Gen-I-Beq Shottle Barbi
Breeder & Owner: Syndicat Gen-I-Beq, St. Patrice, Qc
Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy
Breeders: Eastside Holsteins, Frenchford, PE and Lewisdale Holsteins, York, PE
Owners: Morsan Farms Ltd, Ponoka, AB; Van Ruinen Dairy Ltd, Lacombe, AB; Mark Butz, Cedar Rapids, IA; and Gert Andreasen, Ponoka, AB
Raeland Leduc Wilhelmina
Breeder: Raeland Holsteins, Selkirk, ON
Owners: RockyMountain Holsteins, Cochrane, AB
More information about reach of the finalists and voting information will be mailed out to Holstein Canada members in the February/March issue of Info Holstein.