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Holstein Canada Announces 2012 Master Breeders

Twenty-One Recipients among Elite Holstein Breeders across Canada

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It’s a dream that almost any dairy farmer would want – being named a Master Breeder; and that dream has turned into a reality for 21 dairy producers across Canada.

Holstein Canada was proud to announce its top Breeders, who will be honoured at their upcoming National Holstein Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

It’s a millstone that one can win more than once too. There were seven previous winners, and 14 first-time winners. The following is the breakdown by province:

•Québec – Eight Winners
•Ontario  – Eight Winners
•British Columbia  – Three Winners
•Manitoba  – One Winner
•Saskatchewan  – One Winner

The prestigious award began in 1929 and since that time there have only been 924 Master Breeder shields presented and given to Holstein Canada members. The winners are selected based on having the best ratio for breeding cows that have the best traits, such as high milk production, outstanding confirmation, health and longevity.

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