Hol­stein Club hon­ours the cream of the crop

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BY MAR­GARET CALDBICK

Staff Glen­garry Agri­cul­tural Hall of Fame in­ductee and a great friend to the Glen­garry Hol­stein Club for many years, Phyl­lis MacMaster of Donaster Farms in Alexan­dria, was back to an­nounce the Pro­duc­tion Awards at this year’s Glen­garry Hol­stein Club Ban­quet and Awards night held on Nov. 17 at the walked to 13th place in the Hol­stein In­ter­me­di­ate Calf class with Kingsway Solomon Al­lie, and Is­abelle Poirier from Williamstown who placed 19th with her calf Cherry Crest Stel­lar­ton in the TD 4-H Dairy Clas­sic Hol­stein Ju­nior Heifer class.

With over 300 young peo­ple com­pet­ing in the Clas­sic, Mr. MacMil­lan de­scribed Ms. Thom­son’s and Ms. sive $2,700. For 2018, the 90-head sale moved from Winch­ester to Cherry Crest Farm in Mart­in­town. This year, the club’s Judg­ing School day was also held at Cherry Crest that pro­vided all the cat­tle in all classes, “a great ex­am­ple of the qual­ity of an­i­mals they have,” he said.

Mov­ing to the night’s 2018 Glen­garry County Hol­stein Show

In other awards, Cherry Crest Don­ald­son of Cherry Crest Hol­steins claimed High­est Plac­ing Best Bred and Owned Ju­nior 2year-old; Kirklea At­wood Pan­dora owned by Robert D. MacDon­ald placed first for Best Bred and Owned Se­nior 2-year-old; Lochdale Gold Chip Brie from Lochdale Hol­steins won High­est Plac­ing Best Bred and Owned Ju­nior 2-year-old; Cherry Crest Dart­mouth from Cherry Crest Hol­steins claimed top award for High­est Plac­ing Best Bred and Owned Se­nior 3-year-old; Kirklea At­wood Trin­ket owned by Robert D. MacDon­ald won High­est Plac­ing Best Bred and Owned 4year-old; the High­est Plac­ing Best Bred and Owned 5-year-old was won by Lochdale Zel­gadis Stormy from Lochdale Hol­steins, and Lochdale Wind­brook Frosty from Lochdale Hol­steins won High­est Plac­ing Best Bred and Owned Ma­ture Cow.

The 4-H awards are an im­por­tant part of the Glen­garry County Hol­stein Club ban­quet and this year the lineup in­cluded some of the finest young cat­tle han­dlers in the county.

Is­abelle Poirier from Williamstown added to her awards the 2018 High­est Plac­ing Glen­garry 4-H mem­ber with a ju­nior calf. Highly skilled calf han­dler Brenna Thom­son with many awards to her name, added 2018 High­est Plac­ing Glen­garry 4-H mem­ber with an In­ter­me­di­ate calf, Kingsway Solomon Al­lie, while her sis­ter Kather­ine Thom­son, an­other Glen­garry 4-H phe­nom­e­non, swept up the High­est Plac­ing Glen­garry 4-H mem­ber with a Se­nior Calf.

Cassie Bell MacIn­tosh, 12, from Ap­ple Hill, had an event­ful week mid-Novem­ber, first ap­pear­ing in front of 16,000 peo­ple to present a WE Day speech about a bake sale fundraiser she and fel­low stu­dent Caleb Hardy or­ga­nized last year when they were Grade 6 stu­dents at Maxville Pub­lic.

Ms. MacIn­tosh closed the week by pick­ing up the 2018 High­est Plac­ing Glen­garry 4-H Mem­ber with a Sum­mer year­ling at the ban­quet.

The Glen­garry Hol­stein Club, now 83 years in ex­is­tence, con­tin­ues to sup­port and rec­og­nize the con­tri­bu­tion of dairy pro­duc­ers in Glen­garry. The full list of Glen­garry County Hol­stein Show win­ners can be found on the On­tario Hol­steins web­site.

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