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DHIA Awards | Richmond-Delta Holstein Club Includes all publishable records from January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
 Highest Herd Average
in Order of Combined BCAs
1. Neveridle Farms 261-300-268=829
2. Pickmick Dairy Farm 256-286-262=804
3. Hesdon Holsteins 250-284-260=794
Highest Herd Average Increase Farm Name Increase
Highest 4 Year Old
in Order of Combined BCAs
1. Neveridle Farms NEVERIDLE CHELIOS 645 302-381-312=995
2. Davie Farm
KENAVIE PETRA SINEW 277-361-321=959
3. Hesdon Holsteins ALPINA DOORMAN SHILO
300-351-304=955
Highest 5 Year Old
in Order of Combined BCAs
1. Pickmick Dairy Farm PICKMICK ALTASUPLEX 2283 280-358-293=931
2. Pickmick Dairy Farm PICKMICK SUPLEX 2305 300-338-280=918
3. Hesdon Holsteins
ALPINA SMURF KELOWNA 309-298-298=905
Highest Mature Cow
in Order of Combined BCAs
1. Hesdon Holsteins
HESDON STARBRIGHT FEVER 608 272-299-292=863
2. Pickmick Dairy Farm PICKMICK ALTAROSS 2082 286-303-272=861
3. Hesdon Holsteins
HESDON DELTA BOWMAN 592 272-302-273=847
Highest Lifetime Average
Kilograms of Daily Milk
1. Hesgen Holsteins
HESDON TILLY MARSH 426 8 Lacts=31.44
2. Martiann Holsteins HYLJON SHOTTLE CARLY 5 Lacts=31.00
3. Pickmick Dairy Farm PICKMICK ALTAIOTA 2100 5 Lacts=30.00
Highest BCA for Milk Farm Name
1. Tecarte Farms 2. Tecarte Farms 3. Mayacres Farm
Highest BCA for Fat Farm Name
1. Pickmick Dairy Farm
2. Pickmick Dairy Farm
3. Mayacres Farms
Cow Name
TECARTE ENGEBAKKEN 8 TECARTE BERGE 1088
SNOWPEAK HIGHOCTANE JOLLEEN
Cow Name
PICKMICK IOTA 2519 PICKMICK GERWIN 2658 MAYACRES BOSSY CAIT
Lact. BCA Milk
1 352 2 345 2 342
Lact. BCA Fat
2 415 1 404 2 388
Lact. Kg Milk
8 128,248 5 104,950 9 95,494
Total Kgs
4,817 4,116 4,031
     1. A.R. Savage and Sons
2. Davie Farm
3. Mayacres Farm
Highest Yearling in Order of Combined BCAs
1. Pickmick Dairy Farm PICKMICK DEAN 2812 338-339-370=1047
2. Hesdon Holsteins
HESDON MEGAWATT JENNA 895 328-355-344=1027
3. Neveridle Farms NEVERIDLE LEMUST 809
316-352-328=996
Highest 2 Year Old
in Order of Combined BCAs
+12.4 +11.3 +8.3
Highest Lifetime Milk Production
James Erskine Memorial Trophy
Farm Name
1. Hesgen Holsteins 2. Martiann Holsteins 3. Davie Farm
Highest Lifetime Fat Kgs Farm Name
1. Hesgen Holsteins 2. Davie Farms
3. Neveridle Farms
Lowest Herd Average Somatic Cell Count
Farm Name
1. Neveridle Farms
2. Davie Farm
3. Martiann Holsteins
Cow Name
HESDON TILLY MARSH 426 HYLJON SHOTTLE CARLY KENAVIE TEETRICK MORE
Cow Name
HESDON TILLY MARSH 426 KENAVIE TEETRICK MORE NEVERIDLE ASHLAR 302
      1. Mayacres Farm
SNOWPEAK HIGH OCTANE JOLLEEN 342-343-333=1018
2. Hesdon Holsteins
HESDON SUPERSIRE MADDY 872 332-368-314=1014
3. Pickmick Dairy Farm PICKMICK OAK 2754 329-351-332=1012
Highest 3 Year Old
in Order of Combined BCAs
1. Pickmick Dairy Farm PICKMICK IOTA 2519 339-415-337=1091
2. Neveridle Farms NEVERIDLE ROWDY 701 332-385-351=1068
3. Mayacres Farm MAYACRES BOSSY CAIT 297-388-329=1014
SSC
79 108 120
Super Production Awards in 2019
Sponsored by:
Richmond Delta Holstein Club
Farm Name Cow Name Award
Pickmick Dairy Farm
PICKMICK ALTASUPLEX 2283
Super 3
Highest Herd Management Score Farm Name Avg # Cows Total Score
1. Martiann Holsteins 219 839 2. Neveridle Farm 164 834 3. Pickmick Dairy Farm 396 828
We offer our Congratulations to the herd owners and their teams for the daily diligence it takes to accomplish these results – Well Done!
Everyone looks forward to resuming the normal celebrations in 2021!
New Classified Excellents in 2019
Sponsored by:
Richmond Delta Holstein Club
Hesdon Holsteins
HESDON DOORMAN GODDESS 785 EX 90 HESDON GOLDCHIP GLIMMER 773 EX 90 HESDON ZODIAC CHARLES 630 EX 90
Martiann Holsteins
MARTIANN CHELIOS LULOO 171 EX 91 MARTIANN BRADY LUCIA 260 EX 90 MARTIANN CHELIOS PANSY 272 EX 90 MARTIANN CHELIOS RAZMATAZ 270 EX 90 MARTIANN FEVER TRISH 114 EX 90 MARTIANN SUPERPOWER MONEY 288 EX 90 SILVERMAPLE ATWOOD JAYLYN EX 90
Mayacres Farm
MAYACRES STORM EFFECT EX 90 SUNNYHOME MCCUTCHEN RAYANNE EX 90
      Foreign Workers are Increasingly Filling Dairy Labour Gaps
By Joel Slomp, Manager, Client Services, The Admin Barn
The use of foreign workers has been steadily increasing in Canada over the last twenty years. In 2018, foreign workers in BC accounted for more than 20% of the total employment in the primary agriculture sector. It was recently reported in 2020 that foreign workers in BC accounted for more than 35 percent of the fruit and vegetable work force. The dairy stats are also on the rise, with most of those foreign workers here on two-year renewable contracts.
Despite the many technological advances, agriculture remains labour intensive. Harvesting crops and milking cows is time sensitive. Dairy farmers know that having competent staff is critical, since they cannot be everywhere to oversee everything. Having the resources of committed and competent people is a challenge for all involved in agriculture.
As a result, more BC farms have been willing to look beyond their borders for qualified workers. Dairy milker, herdsperson, calf feeder, farm supervisor or manager, are just a few examples of positions that many Lower Mainland farmers are filling with workers from abroad.
To qualify to hire a foreign worker, the government guidelines require you to demonstrate that genuine effort has been made to fill the position first with a Canadian worker, without success. That makes sense – hiring Canadians should be prioritized. However, in many cases, local workers have unrealistic expectations, or their availability is scarce due to a lack of interest in agriculture jobs as a long-term career.
If no suitable applicants are found, a Labour Market Impact
Assessment (LMIA) application can be prepared and submitted to Service Canada, which includes documents to support your business’ legitimacy, your ability to meet the financial expectation of hiring a foreign worker, inspected accommodations for the worker, and evidence of the efforts made to recruit local workers. Some foreign workers can be LMIA exempt. However, eligibility for an exemption is based on specific factors which can include their country of origin, their education, as well as their occupational qualifications.
Résumés from offshore workers are collected through your own farm advertisements, or through the services of licensed BC recruiters. Foreign workers frequently present résumés of diverse experience and training backgrounds that can lead to a bonus transfer of skills to your other workers. Having identified the competencies your farm needs most, you are now ready to literally “shop” through résumés and interview potential candidates. Skype or WhatsApp interviews can be supported with videos of your top candidates performing the work – it is all quite easy with today’s technology.
Successful interviewee names are then placed on your LMIA, which Service Canada should approve within a few weeks. The LMIA approval ties the name of the candidate to the work permit approval for your farm.
The goal is to hire capable workers that become stable staff, providingcontinuityandreducingthecostsassociatedwith high turn over and training of new hires. Ideally, this results in mutually beneficial relationships, building bonds that result in long term labour solutions. Everybody wins.
  McLin has adapted well to his job and BC’s climate, though different from his home in the Solomon Islands!
 
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