Holstein Canada, Brantford, Ont., recently announced the finalists for its 2018 “Cow of the Year” award.
The four finalists are: Boulet Goldwyn Chalou (Ex-96-3E-16*), a “Goldwyn” daughter bred by Ferme Boulet Inc., Saint-Francois-de-la-Riviere-du-Sud, Que., and owned with Ferme Vilmer Inc., Saint-Francois-de-la-Riviere-du-Sud, Que.; Hendercroft Lheros Gumball (Ex-96-6E-24*), a “Lheros” daughter bred and owned by Herbert Henderson, Ashton, Ont.; Suntor Lightning Jelica (Ex-93-5E-12*), a “Lightning” daughter bred and owned by Suntor Holsteins, Ormstown, Que.; and Willswikk Outside Della (Ex-95-5E-15*), an “Outside” daughter bred by J. William Wikkkerink Farms Ltd., Cobble Hill, B.C., and owned by Cindy Wikkerink of Wikkshaven Holsteins, Cobble Hill, B.C.
Since 1995, Holstein Canada’s annual Cow of the Year competition aims to recognize elite Canadian cows that have had an impact both domestically and internationally and have been enjoyed by Canadian producers.
Holstein Canada members have until March 1st to cast their vote for the winner. The 2018 “Cow of the Year” will be announced during Holstein Canada’s Annual Meeting in Charlottetown, P.E.I., on April 27th.