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     14 BC HOLSTEIN NEWS ❆ CHRISTMAS 2021
BC Branch News
PRESIDENT’S REPORT
  BC Branch Holstein
Association of Canada
Directors for 2021
President
Angela Hamming
6905 68 Street, Delta, BC V4K 4E2 • Ph: 604-818-7113
• Email: [email protected]
Vice President
Carl Barclay
12420 Blackstock Street,
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 5N6
• Ph: 778-875-3709
• Email: [email protected]
BC Branch Secretary/Treasurer
Joan Wikkerink
847 Garnett Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L3 • Ph: 250-743-8690 Fax: 250-743-8691
• Email: [email protected]
National Director
Ben Cuthbert
13750 Adshead Road, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1H6 • Ph/Fax: 250-245-3299
• Email:[email protected]
Directors:
VANCOUVER ISLAND
Ridley Wikkerink
3920 Lefran Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L4 • Ph: 2250-920-9347 Fax: 250-743-9700
• Email: [email protected]
Thomas Cuthbert
13750 Adshead Road, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1H6
• Ph: 250-618-5551 Fax: 250-245-3299
• Email: [email protected]
Luke Van Huizen
4440 Koksilah Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6N2
• Email: [email protected]
NORTH OKANAGAN
Sydney Fox
5179 Pringle Road, Westwold, BC V0E 3B1 • Ph: 778-220-2518
• Email:[email protected]
FRASER VALLEY
Angela Hamming (R/D)
6905 68 Street, Delta, BC V4K 4E2 • Ph: 604-818-7113
• Email: [email protected]
Carl Barclay (LFV)
12420 Blackstock Street,
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 5N6
• Ph: 778-875-3709
• Email: [email protected]
Lexi DeJong (CFV)
33775 Aish Avenue, Abbotsford, BC V4X 3R2 • Email: [email protected]
Greg Hessels (R/D)
4844 – 112th Street, Delta, BC V4K 3N3 • Ph: 778-991-0840
• Email: [email protected]
Mike Duncan (UFV)
1515 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills, BC V0M 1L0 • Ph: 604-799-6453
• Email: [email protected]
HOLSTEIN ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
Box 610, Brantford, ON N3T 5R4
Ph: 519-756-8300 Fax: 519-756-5878
or 519-756-3502 (Performance Records)
HOLSTEIN CLUB OFFICERS FOR 2021
VANCOUVER ISLAND HOLSTEIN CLUB President:
Pete VandenDungen, Duncan
Ph: 250-701-1468
Secretary:
Cindy Wikkerink, Cobble Hill
Ph: 250-743-2430 Fax: 250-743-6822
RICHMOND-DELTA HOLSTEIN CLUB President:
Alan Hessels, Delta
Ph: 604-805-7563 Fax: 604-590-2437 Secretary:
Celine Hessels, Delta
Ph: 604-760-4367 Fax: 604-590-2437
LOWER FRASER VALLEY HOLSTEIN CLUB President:
Kevin Antonsen, Aldergrove
Ph/ Fax: 604-856-6650
Secretary:
Carl Barclay, Maple Ridge Ph: 778-875-3709
CENTRAL FRASER VALLEY HOLSTEIN CLUB President:
Kelwyn Hoeppner, Abbotsford
Ph: 604-217-5996
Secretary:
Amanda Luymes, Abbotsford Ph: 778-549-0563
UPPER FRASER VALLEY HOLSTEIN CLUB President: TBA
Secretary:
Ashley Vander Kooi, Chilliwack
Ph: 604-819-8733
NORTH OKANAGAN HOLSTEIN CLUB President:
Brad Carlson, Salmon Arm
Ph: 250-517-0932
Secretary:
Corissa Haambuckers, Enderby Ph: 250-540-2962
    2021 is quickly coming to a close, along with my term as BC Holstein Branch President.
At this time, our hearts are with those in our province who have suffered devastating loss from the recent floods and extreme weather events. We are here for you and as fellow dairy farmers, we will walk this road of recovery with you, in any way we can.
Although Covid -19 has put a real damper on our Branch activities, it has been a real privilege to serve members in this capacity! I encourage you to consider getting involved in the industry in some form. When we step out of our comfort zone, we usually deepen our understanding of how the industry runs and how interwoven all our industry partners are to us and each other.
In September, BC had the privilege of hosting our new Holstein Canada CEO, Mr. Vincent Landry, along with classification and field staff manager and national classification coordinator. We had a personal opportunity to ask questions about HC services and to offer suggestions on where we see the future of our industry going. On a sad note, we said farewell to Morgan Sangster, our Western Canada field service business partner. Morgan will be greatly missed by so many who got to know her. Morgan always came onto the farm
with a great smile, positive attitude, and a heart for wanting to help out, in any way she could. THANK-YOU MORGAN!!
Morgan has moved into a new position with BC Dairy and taking her place at HC is Toby Kleinsasser. Please join me in welcoming Toby whenever he calls you to offer his help.
In October, the Westerner Dairy Showcase took place in Red Deer. What a great show with so many exceptional cows! What also struck me was the number of young and new exhibitors who are getting involved! The future is bright!
I also want to thank all our BC Branch board members for their willingness to serve! Renewing their term for another three years is Lexi DeJong, Luke Van Huizen and Greg Hessels. All three are excited for 2022 and passionate about good genetics and our industry! Thank-you to the entire Board, it has been a pleasure working with each of you!
In closing, on behalf of the BC Branch, I wish you a blessed Christmas. During the Christmas season may you take extra time to spend with family and friends and reflect on the true reason for this Christmas time; we have so much to be thankful for! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Angela Hamming
President
NATIONAL DIRECTOR’S REPORT
    The announcement of the National Show and Master Breeder Awards celebration created a lot of excitement at Holstein Canada. The events were held in St. Hyacinthe, QC, November 18- 20. The new health restrictions allowed for 500 spectators to attend the show. With well over 500 head of Holsteins entered for the show, it was a premier event.
The Master Breeder ceremony was held in conjunction with the National Show and recognized the 2019 and 2020 recipients of this award. With over 250 tickets purchased, this event was a memorable evening of recognition and celebration.
The Board approved a second measure in support of Western producers in connection with the exceptional circumstances of last summer. The drought and fire situation had a major impact on many of our businesses, operations and profitability. In January 2022, late fees for all animals over three months of age will be suspended to allow all producers to catch up on
As this year is coming to an end, everyone can agree that the pandemic has changed so many aspects of our lives. Although I was never able to attend an event as the BC Holstein Princess, it has still been a unique experience for me, particularly as I have been able to be in this role for the past two years. Next year, I am looking forward to
late submissions without financial penalty. This measure will be in place until March 31, 2022.
The Board of Directors is pleased to invite you to complete your membership survey! This is a unique opportunity for you to give your views on your Association and what you would like it to be in the future. Surveys were sent out November 23. Monetary prizes will be drawn each week, with three grand prizes drawn from all survey participants.
Last month, Morgan Sangster, our Field Service business partner for the past four years, left to take a position at BC Dairy. We would like to acknowledge and recognize the considerable contribution she has made to our members. Thank-you Morgan!
At the same time, we are happy to welcome her successor, Toby Kleinsasser. Please feel free to reach out to Toby for your various needs surrounding our services. Toby can be contacted at [email protected] or 519-865-4367.
continue being involved in this industry in work and school, and it will also be my last year in 4-H. During the winter season it seems there are more rainy days than not, and as we all endure this cold weather it is important to look forward to the next year and the exciting new things the future may hold!
BC BRANCH PRINCESS REPORT
             FANTA
She even went to Madison! went EX - 91 with multiple Es. She has
 TOLAMIKA DUNDEE EX-92-3E CAN has done it all! Fanta was fancy from the outset, winning enough show ring respect to become HM ALL-WESTERN Junior 2-Year Old in 2012, and becoming ALL-WESTERN Junior 3-Year Old the following year.
Continuing to develop impressively, she was recognized as HM ALL- WESTERN Mature Cow in 2016. She went on to win 1st Mature Cow at the Calgary Spring Show 2018 and AB Dairy Congress 2018. This 3* brood cow has nine classified daughters, two of which
Ben Cuthbert
National Director
Nadine Laity
BC Branch Princess
produced 108,909 kgs in six lactations! Congrats to Tolamika and Suncountry on breeding her and Goldenset (Chris and Melanie DeWitt - Sicamous) and Skycrest (Rob, Sue, Chad, Katelyn Crest – AB) for developing her into BC 2021 Cow of the Year!
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