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Holstein Canada is pleased to announce Brad Eggink from Ontario’s Niagara region has been named Classification Manager. Brad will lead the dedicated and hardworking Classification team, while also playing a pivotal role in setting the vision for the future of Conformation Assessment in Canada alongside the Board and Classification Advisory Committee, and building and maintaining strong relationships with producers and industry partners alike.
CEO Ann Louise Carson stated, “Brad has the exact skill set and experience we wanted to go forward in this changing industry. He brings to the table many years of hands-on farm management experience, a great business sense and strong links in the dairy industry, vision for Classification in the future, and above all, great passion and respect for Canadian dairy producers. We are thrilled to have Brad join our Management team and know that he and National Classification Coordinators, Carolin Turner and Bruno Jubinville, key leaders of our dedicated Classification Team, will take our Classification program to the next level.”
Very active in the industry, Brad has been involved with the Niagara Holstein Club, where his vision was a key factor in transforming the annual summer Twilight meeting into a consumer-friendly “Dinner at the Dairy”, allowing over 2,000 citizens to learn more about dairy farming. Brad was a member of the 2013 Holstein Canada Convention Committee, and has been instrumental in successful Ontario Spring Discovery shows, a position he will complete following the 2017 edition. An avid 4-H supporter, Brad received the National 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year in 2012.
Brad will join the team officially in early January 2017 and can now be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.