Zimmer Holsteins awarded Master Breeder shield

Holstein Canada is pleased to announce that Zimmer Holsteins was one of the 20 Master Breeders who were honoured at the 2018 National Holstein Convention Master Breeder Banquet in Quebec City, on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Of the 20 breeders who received exciting news today, 70% (14) are first-time recipients of a Master Breeder shield, while the remaining are previous shield winners with four breeders receiving their second shield and two receiving their third shield! The country is well represented with winners from six provinces! Nine breeders are from Ontario, six are from Quebec, two are from Saskatchewan and one each from Prince Edward Island, Alberta and Manitoba.

Congratulations to the 2017 Master Breeder Recipients:

Since its beginning in 1929, the Master Breeder program has become the most coveted Holstein Canada award. 1,027 Master Breeder shields have been handed out in the award’s 88-year existence. These “Master” breeders are recognized for having mastered the art of breeding balanced cattle which Canada is recognized for around the world – high production and outstanding conformation with great reproduction, health and longevity.

Congratulations to the 20 2017 Master Breeders who now join the ranks of the most elite breeders across Canada!