For those in Atlantic Canada, and more and more in the rest of Canada and the USA there is a fiery redhead that many have grown to know and love. Andrea Crowe’s passion for dairy cattle is second to none. She has worked at making Broad Cove and Hi-Calibre Holstein’s one of Atlantic Canada’s best. However, nowadays Andrea has to turn that passion into the fight of her life.
Andrea Crowe has been in the hospital since last August and remains without a concrete diagnosis. It looks like she will have to travel to the US for treatment at the Mayo Clinic.
It has always been Andrea’s dream to find, develop and breed the highest level of cattle available, hence the prefix Hi-Calibre. Until this recent battle, you would find Andrea at the local shows as well as the Royal Winter Fair and every sale, show and Holstein event in between. “We enjoy the cattle as well as our Holstein friends we meet along the way. Our newly built barn was designed with the cattle’s comfort in mind and the best possible way to show you our herd.” says Andrea.
I can still remember the first time I met Andrea over 10 years ago, I thought I was young purchasing cattle at the major sales, but there was this little redhead peeking over her glasses, using her eye for cattle to pick out a good one. And what an eye she has. Check out some of the following successes Andrea has been involved in.
LEXIS R T HAVEN EX-95-2E-CAN
RES. ALL-CANADIAN 4-YR 2008
HM. ALL-CANADIAN MATURE COW 2011
GRAND ATLANTIC CHAMP. 2011
PIERSTEIN GOLDWYN RAINA VG-86-2YR-CAN
1ST MILKING 1-YR ATLANTIC CHAMP. 2011
SHADOWAVE TRI GHOST EX-92-2E-CAN
She was just grand champion at local county show
The Bullvine Bottom Line
It’s now time for the dairy community to do what it does best. Step up and help one of our own. To assist the family with the financial burdens associated with Andrea’s illness, a fundraiser is being organized. Brian and Amber Craswell have offered to host an embryo auction during the social following the Atlantic Summer Classic on August 11th at 7:00pm at the Cymbria Lions Club, 2184 Church Road, Rustico, PEI.