It has become annual tradition that Holstein Canada kicks off each new year by announcing the new class of Master Breeder recipients. This year is no exception. Holstein Canada is pleased to announce the 20 Master Breeders who will be honored at the 2014 National Holstein Convention in Sherbrooke, QC this coming April.
Of the 20 breeders who received the exciting news today, 70% (14) were first-time recipients of a Master Breeder shield, while the remaining are previous shield winners. Nine breeders were from Ontario; seven from Québec; one from Manitoba; one from British Columbia; one from Nova Scotia; and one from New Brunswick. The Master Breeders will be honored at the prestigious Master Breeder Banquet on Saturday, April 5, 2014.
Since its beginning in 1929, the Master Breeder program has become the most coveted Holstein Canada award. Only 944 Master Breeder shields have been awarded in the award's 84-year existence. These "Master" breeders are recognized for having the mastered the art of breeding balanced cattle high production and outstanding conformation with great reproduction, health and longevity. Congratulations to the 20 2013 Master Breeders who now join the ranks of the most elite breeders across Canada!