Holstein Canada

Master Breeders


The Master Breeder program is the most prolific accolade awarded by our Association. Each year, since 1929, Holstein Canada has recognized breeders among our membership for their cumulative breeding efforts. This award is the pinnacle of success for any Holstein Canada member. Since its inception, only 924 Master Breeder shields have been bestowed to Holstein Canada members. These "Master” breeders are recognized for having the best ratio for breeding cows that possess the complete package— high production and outstanding conformation, with high proficiency in reproduction, health, and longevity.


Master Breeders

 

At the beginning of each year, Holstein Canada announces the new crop of 20 Master Breeders who are recognized at the National Holstein Convention later that year. These breeders are selected based on the following criteria:

Master Breeder Schedule 2017


Master Breeder, Star Brood and Superior BCA Levels

Calving date + 305 days calculates the year in which record will be compared to CompBCA = (BCAF + BCAP), CompDev = (BCADevF + BCADevP)

Star Brood & Master Breeder Superior Production
Year National +120 +150 +180 +160
  CompBCA 1 or 2 Lacts 2 or 3 Lacts 3 or 4 Lacts and >= +40 CompDev
           
1983 270 390 420 450 430
1984 275 395 425 455 435
1985 275 395 425 455 435
1986 280 400 430 460 440
1987 290 410 440 470 450
1988 290 410 440 470 450
1989 295 415 445 475 455
1990 300 420 450 480 460
1991 305 425 455 485 465
1992 315 435 465 495 475
1993 320 440 470 500 480
1994 330 450 480 510 490
1995 340 460 490 520 500
1996 350 470 500 530 510
1997 355 475 505 535 515
1998 365 485 515 545 525
1999 370 490 520 550 530
2000 380 500 530 560 540
2001 385 505 535 565 545
2002 390 510 540 570 550
2003 400 520 550 580 560
2004 410 530 560 590 570
2005 415 535 565 595 575
2006 415 535 565 595 575
2007 415 535 565 595 575
2008 415 535 565 595 575
2009 420 540 570 600 580
2010 420 540 570 600 580
2011 425 545 575 605 585
2012 430 550 580 610 590
2013 430 550 580 610 590
2014 435 555 585 615 595
2015 445 565 595 625 605
2016 450 570 600 630 610
2017 455 575 605 635 615