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CHRISTMAS 2021 ❆ BC HOLSTEIN NEWS 31 Southern Alberta Holstein Club Awards Night
 Karly Boom, SAHC Secretary
On Friday, November 19th, the SAHC hosted their Awards Banquet and Christmas Party. The evening focused on being together as fellow dairy farmers and industry partners to celebrate our accomplishments. However, we also wanted to acknowledge the devastation in BC and the terrible stress placed on dairy farmers in the worst affected areas. Our board decided that all proceeds of our silent auction would go to BC Dairy’s Flood Recovery Fund. We would like to thank all sponsors and members for donating items to the silent auction, and the buyers for supporting this important cause. We are proud to announce that we raised
approximately $8,500!!! Thanks everyone!
Congratulations to the following Club Award winners and thanks to our generous sponsors.
Top Lifetime Production:
WOUTERS FASCINATION NYBA, 121,857kg, Wouters Dairy (Sponsored by Trouw Nutrition)
Rolling Herd Average:
Van Der Gun Dairy Ltd, 267-303-275=845 (Sponsored by Farm Credit Canada)
Milk Value:
Van Der Gun Dairy Ltd, $9195 (Sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition)
Herd Management Score:
Twin Creek Colony, 810points (Sponsored by WestGen)
Most Improved Herd:
Jansen Dairy Ltd,
244.7 - 255.0 = 10.3 points (Sponsored by Select Sires/GenerVations)
Lowest SCC Count:
Sietzema Dairy Ltd,
74,000 SCC
(Sponsored by Penner Farm Services)
Herd of Distinction:
Happy Cow Dairy, 39,394kg milk avg (Sponsored by The Co-operators)
Barn Cow Grand Champion:
BRUMMELHUIS RABO ABO, Ten Brummelhuis Dairy, (Sponsored by Nutri-Source)
Barn Cow Reserve Champion:
INNISLAKE BRAWLER CRINGE, Innislake Dairy Farm (Sponsored by Pioneer Veterinary Services)
Barn Cow Honourable Mention:
HAPPY COW ALBIORIX TOFFEE, Happy Cow Dairy (Sponsored by Scotiabank)
Barn Cow Youth Champion:
Presley Lesy (Calf name: Martini) (Sponsored by CIBC)
2021 Breeder of the Year
Three Nominees:1. Happy Cow Dairy 2. Innislake Dairy
3. Verdant Valley Farming Co. Winner: Kees and Miranda Verhoef and family of Happy Cow Dairy
Their Notable Achievements Last Year: • 4 VG 2 Year Olds • 4 EX or ME Cows
• 2 Star Brood Cows
7 Superior Production Awards
3 60,000 Kg Awards
1 80,000 Kg Award
Total Rolling Herd BCA - 769
$8500 raised through Silent Auction for BC Flood Recovery.
  Back L-R: Peter Mathers, Miranda and Kees Verhoef, Marten Wouters, Martien Huyzer, Joanne Wouters, Rolf Van Benthem, Jonas Haeni, Theo Van Der Gun. Front L-R: Sietze Sietzema, Aron Ten Brummelhuis, Suzanna Van Der Gun, Nicole Verhoef.
   The Verhoef family of Happy Cow Dairy were honoured to win the Breeder of the Year award for 2021.
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