BC Holstein Spring Show
The 2017 BC Holstein Spring Show was held on March 23rd at the Abbotsford Exhibition grounds. Judge Pierre Boulet, Montmagny, QC had his work cut out for him judging an elite group of animals. Exhibitors attended from across the prairies and as far south as California to participate in this year’s show. An impressive 200+ entries competed for over $100,000 of prize money that was awarded at an awards banquet following the show.
Exceptional quality and depth through the classes was the story of the day. Highlights included Goldwyn daughter Crestomere Golden View VG-87 winning the Sr-3-yr-old class and being named Intermediate Champion, Wendon Dempsey Prude EX-95 triumphantly returning to the ring with a solid win in the 5-yr-old class and then going on to be named Reserve Grand Champion for her exhibitor Westcoast Holsteins. Spectacularly, it was another Wendon bred and owned cow, lesser known Wendon Goldwyn Diode EX-95, who in the class immediately following on Prude’s victory in the 5-yr-olds grabbed the top award in the mature cow section on a fantastically wide and welded on udder. She was simply not to be denied and would go on to claim the Grand Champion prize.
Along with Prude and another Goldwyn daughter (a full sister to Wendon Goldwyn Allie), Diode would help Wendon Holsteins claim the Breeder’s Herd award – and not surprisingly they were also named Premier Breeder. It is hard to remember if there might have been another time at a major show where the grand and reserve both were both shown in the winning breeder’s herd. It was a fantastic show by all accounts. Congratulations go to the British Columbia Holstein Branch on hosting a first class event.
Jacobs High Octane La Liann (High Octane),
1st Summer Yearling,
Westcoast Holsteins, BC
Reserve Junior Champion
Skycrest Atwood Diamond (Atwood), 1st Senior Yearling, Skycrest Holsteins, AB
HM Junior Champion
Butlerview Door Anisa ET (Doorman), 2nd Senior Yearling, Benbie, Robella & Zimmer Holsteins, SK
Crestomere Golden View (Goldwyn) 1st Sr 3-yr-old,
T&L Cattle Company, BC
Reserve Intermediate Champion
Duhibou Fever Pirahna (Fever) 1st Sr 2-yr-old, Westcoast Holsteins, BC
Wendon Goldwyn Diode (Goldwyn) 1st Mature Cow, Wendon Holsteins, AB
Reserve Grand Champion
Wendon Dempsey Prude (Dempsey) 1st 5-yr-old, Westcoast Holsteins, BC
HM Grand Champion
Crestomore Golden View (Goldwyn) 1st Sr-3-yr-old, T&L Cattle, BC
Westcoast Classic Sale
The Westcoast Classic 2017 Sale was held on the evening of Wednesday, March 22nd in Abbotsford, in conjunction with the BC Holstein Spring Show. The sale averaged $7,531 with the high seller being Lot #1 – Westcoast Beemer Prude for $92,000 consigned by Westcoast Holsteins. Other top sellers included Lot # 5 – Westcoast Doorman Cash for $35,000 and Lot #61 – Mosnang Unix Wipeout for $13,000. Over 90 lots were auctioned by auctioneer John Copithorne with pedigrees by Norm Nabholz. The sale was managed by Barclay Phoenix.