Holstein Club honours the cream of the crop
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.