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The announcement of the Master Breeder recipients has become an annual tradition at Holstein Canada, and this year is certainly no exception. Holstein Canada is pleased to announce the 20 Master Breeders who will be honoured at the 2017 National Holstein Convention Master Breeder Banquet in York Region, Ontario on Saturday, April 9, 2017.

Of the 20 breeders who received exciting news today, 45% (9) are first-time recipients of a Master Breeder shield, while the remaining are previous shield winners with eight breeders receiving their second shield and two receiving their third shield! 11 breeders are from Ontario, while the remaining nine are from Québec.

Congratulations to the 2016 Master Breeder Recipients:

Contact information for the winners will be made available on the Holstein Canada website, once staff has had an opportunity to verify the details. Those requiring the contact information for any of the winners prior to the listing being posted are asked to contact Jennifer Kyle at 519-756-8300 ext. 234 or

Since its beginning in 1929, the Master Breeder program has become the most coveted Holstein Canada award. 1,007 Master Breeder shields have been handed out in the award’s 87-year existence. These “Master” breeders are recognized for having mastered the art of breeding balanced cattle – high production and outstanding conformation with great reproduction, health and longevity. Congratulations to the 20 2016 Master Breeders who now join the ranks of the most elite breeders across Canada!