Holstein Annual Meeting

Over 600 Holstein enthusiasts congregated in Ontario as Holstein Canada’s National Holstein Convention and 134th Annual General Meeting was held in York Region earlier this month.

Atwood’s Steve Dolson was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for his work during some of the ceremonies that were held.

And presentations were made to two families recognized for 100 years of continuous membership with Holstein Canada: the Innes family from Woodstock and the Carmichael family from Ilderton.

Special guests who addressed the members included DFC Executive member Ian Harrop who highlighted the close relationship between Holstein Canada and DFC, especially in the field of proAction® cattle assessments.

Following the AGM, the Holstein Canada Board of Directors elected Orville Schmidt of Rollyview, Alta. (SOUTHRISE) as the 2017-2018 Holstein Canada President.

Orville will be supported by 1st Vice-President, Harry Van der Linden of Antigonish, N.S. (LINDENRIGHT) with Gerald Schipper of Aylmer, Ont. (SKIPWELL) selected to fill the 2nd Vice-President position.

Convention participants were welcomed by 14 Holstein families who opened their barn doors for farm tour day to showcase their herds and operations.